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center. , Ife i ao way to Jteek citi
zens lo inspect the law.
More Rockefeller Gall. The por
tion of the Colorado coal operators
now seems to be that their imported
guamen will giveajp their arms, pro
vided the federaT treeps wiH guard
their mines, while they continue to
work their non-union slaves aa dis
obey the laws of Colorado as much
as ihey please
Jl 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 the secre
tary of war, called upoii both sides to
surrender their arms; the striking
miners agreed o turn their arms
over to .Uncle Sam if the coal operas
tors did the same.
Now Rockefeller, .through his
hired men in Colorado, wants to
dicker with, the government, and dic
tate terms under which lie will obey
the orders of Uncle Sam.
And the terms are that the govern
ment shall pottos his mines for him,
taking the place of his private army,.
Fine business for Rockefeller. It
would save the expense of keeping an
army of gunmen, and, would enable
him, to fight unionism under protec
tion 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, Jet 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 te involyed in the Mesdc&n'nese.
, 'HOB JONES' NECK ,
Jrdm. i.small boy's letter to his
VYou know JBo; Jones' aeok?
Well, he fell in, the river up to k."
Everybody's Kagaaiae. . ,
Oakland, Gal., May 8. 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 tb Cap't John T, Neville of
the Oakland Inquirer, who was on the
staff of the late Gov. Gonsates of
Chihuahua state, under the Madero .
administration. Neville was a daily ,
companion of Villa from the begin-
ning'bf the Madero revolution until
He declares Villa was an outlaw v 1
for years, but that he was not out-,
lawed because he stole horses 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 was an honest cowboy. '
Villa has an alibi in connection
with most of the charges made-by ;
Lodge. He did kill a Mexican named
Heza, as charged, but Neville as- v
setts 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 sinoere. -
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