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centers. It is no way to teach citi
zens to respect the law.
More Rockefeller Call. Theposi--
tion of the Colorado coal operators
now seems to be that their imported
gunmen will givejip their arms, pro
vided the federal troops will guard
. their mines, while they continue to
work their non-union slaves and dis
obey the laws pf Colorado as much
as they please.
In brief here is the situation: The
governor of Colorado admitted the,
state couldn't control the situation;
he called on the president for federal
aid; the president, through thesecre
tary of war, called upon both sides to
surrender their arms; the striking
miners agreed to turn tneir arms.
over to Uncle Sam if the coal opera
tors did the same. a
Now Rockefeller, through his
hired' men in Color-ado, wants to
dicker with the government, and dic
tate terms under which he will obey
the orders of Uncle Sam.
And the terms are that the govern
ment shall police his mines for, hjm,
taking the place of his private army
Pine business for Rockefeller. It
would save the expense of keeping an
army of gunmen, and would enable
him to fight unionism underNprotec
tioh of the federal government, and
at the expense of the people of the
It's about time for Uncle Sam to
enforce his orders, without dictation-
from Rockefeller. If Rockefeller
won't give "up the guns of his hired
murderers, let the federal troops take
them by force. Let's see if Rockefel
ler will declare war on the United
That's more important than all
that is involved In the Mexican mess.
BOB JONES' NECK
Prom a small boy's letter to his
"You know Bob Jones' neck?
Well, he fell fn the river up to it."
POINTS BROUGHT OUT IN THE
..SENATE THAT FAVOR VILLA
Oakland, Cal May S. The biog
raphy of Gen. Francisco Villa, read
in the senate recently by United
States Senator Lodge of Massachu
setts, is inaccurate in many details, '
according to Cap't John T. Neville of
the Oakland Inquirer, who wa's on the
staff of the late Gov. Gonzales of
Chihuahua state, umlar the Madero
administration. Neville was a daily,
companion of Villa from the begin
ning of the Madero revolution until
He declares Villa was an outlaw
for years, but that he was not out
lawed because he stole hdrses and
cattle, as Lodge asserted. Villa was
outlawed "because he killed a Mexi
can who had assaulted his sister.
When not dodging rurales, said Ne
ville, he wa& an honest cowboy.
Villa has an. alibi in connection
with most of the' charges made by
Lodge. He did kill a Mexican named
Reza, as charged, but Neville 'as
serts it was only because Reza. had
been employed to assassinate him.
Neville says Villa has executed
many deserters from the constitu
tionalist ranks, but that all of these
executions- were legal and justified.
He said Villa's friendship for Amer
icans is perfectly sincere.