Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
1r'Sr-' 3wrr'i'iiulHWH-5r-wPfr- jijrsK-
thonsands.by disease and Mexican
Suppose we do annex all of the
many millions of acres of land in
Mexico, how many .acres will YOU
get? How many acres will YOUR
country get? """ -
Won't Hearst and Otis and Taff
and Rockefeller and Guggenheim and
aH of the others who have got in on
the ground floor, own all then that
they owned before they brought on
this wai ?
And suppose we do pacify the Mex
ican people, will we see that the land
taken from them by the favored Mex
icans and Americans is given back
Hearst says: "It is an unpleasant
duty, but it is a duty, and one that
in a generation every Mexican will
look back upon with gratitude as to a
great service rendered."
What great service are we going to
render the common people of Mex
ico? Will we make them happier
than we are making the coal miners
of Colorado, and the copper miners of
Michigan? Will you make their lot
any happier than the lot of hundreds
of thousands of landless men who
want to work and can't get work?
Will we make their lot any better
than we have made the lot of the
millions we have driven into the jails,
penitentiaries, insane asylums and
other institutions for defectives in
our own America?
If we are to be the great pacifiers
of this continent, why not pacify
Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia
and every other state in the union
where the poor are dispossessed of
the land and then held in industrial
Our forefathers, or somebody's
forefathers, fought to free this coun
try from British rule. How free are
We say the union army saved this
glorious union but for whom?
Whose is it now? How much of it
belongs to YOU?
Of., course, if wje must have war,.
I then there must be fighting; and
somebody will have to do the fight- T
ing. It won't be done by Hearst. .
He'll never get within range of a hos-
tile Mexican rifle. It won't be the,,
Guggenheims. Nor the Rockefellers.,
None of the millionaires who will-
make money by the pacification of,
Mexico will risk his precious hide.,.
None of them will do any killing or"T
After we have pacified and policed
Mexico, they'll take what they al
ready haven't got nailed down. YOU
won't have any more of it than you
have oMhis country. And the Mexi
can people won't have any of it at
least no more than they Tiave now:
Isn't war hell?
Being Helpful. I am reading The
Day Book and "One Man's Opinions"
with keen interest. There have been
several subjects that you have elabor-
ated upon and caused me to put you
on one partisan side or the other,
but, after thinking it over, have de-
ItCided to leave you alone without in
fluencing one way or the other. In
the everyday saying, "you're pretty
fair" in the "One Man's Opinions."
The best on the pike so far. Still,
plenty of room and opportunity for
The issue No. 168, Vol. 3, "One,
Man's Opinions" comments on "A
Worthless Life" that of Suicide
Christian Wolf. iHe admits or he
thinks his life was useless and worth
less. Some one evidently had thrown
that accusation at him, causing the
death wound. Some are so thought
less with accusations that with only
a stinging word they send a death
stab into a person, a human, who
may at that very moment feel his ut
ter worthlessness in life among his
fellows. If there is no one around
who can give him or her a comforting'
word then it's all off. Is it any won
Is it any pleasure to live amonj
folks who are dull and serious? No,