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,WmvMrwcziuski, 2947 Farrell, closed
500 citizens gathered at Jones' hall,
75th and Coles av., to protest against
deadly grade crossing of the I. C.
Dr. C. H.'Spencerii Los Angeles, ad
dressing Osteopathic ass'n, said that
schools are disease breeders," especial
475 conventions held in Chi. dur
ing 1915, bringing 400,000 visitors
who -spent $12,000,000, according to
Ass'n of Commerce.
Reported to be. unusually heavy
demand for commercial telegraph op
erators. The lecture which John Cowper
Powys several days ago refused to
deliver at the Hebrew institute be
cause the institute had stiffled free,
dom of speech was given last night
at West Side auditorium.
Baby Laub, defective month-old
baby whose life was saved by opera
tion by Dr. Max Thorek, American
hospital, will be given new ear and
perhaps hearing by another opera
tion. According to Louise Osborne Rowe,
department of public welfare has
listed "a" number of jobs for women,
especially bookkeepers, 'stenograph
ers and typists.
LAYS MEXICAN MURDER BLAME
ON AMERICAN CAPITALISTS
"The American press is not speak
ing for the American people in this
Mexican situation. It is speaking for
American capital," said "Big Bill"
Haywood, head of the, International
Workers of the World, to a Day Book
reporter last night
"The seventeen Americans who
were shot by bandits- went into Mex
ico to work for American capitalists.
Their employers should be, blamed
for their deaths. Their employers are
of the class which has desiredjnter
vention in Mexican affairs for years."
Haywood is in intimate touch with
Mexico. Every day men from all over
the world tjow in and out of his suite
of rooms at 166 W. Washington st
Many are from Mexico. They tell of
the conditions down there.
For the first time In years the Mex
ican peons have had an opportunity
to. cultivate the land themselves, they
say. Since American capitalists have
been promoting war among the rul
ing class, trading guns and ammuni- "
tion for concessions to .work mining
properties and grants of land and
forests, "the barons have been too
busy among- themselves to pay at
tention to their own interests.
"Mexico is a wonderful country,"
continued-Haywood. "It is the rich
est undeveloped country in the world.
Its undeveloped jnining properties
are wonderfully rich. On the west
coast is1 a continuation of the Lower
.California oil fields which have not
even been touched yet. The east
coast isn't half developed.
"Let Mexico alone. The militant
element is growing weaker every
day. The peons are gradually get
ting away from the slavery of former
years. They are making money, ed
ucating themselves, building homes
and developing the country while
their- former hosses are killing each
"Prom the colored stories printed
in the controlled press Americans
have, come to believe that Mexico is
a land, of desolation and. death. The
oposite is realty the case. The trou
ble is centered around the American
border, where trouble has been fo
mented for the past 40 years."
Moneyed interests have used every
means in their power to hasten inter
vention. Americans have been
slaughtered before, only to turn up
safe and sound a few weeks later.
The religious Issue has been brought
in. Stories of attacks on nuns have
been printed, In spite of the fact that
the Mexican constitution practically
prohibits nunneries. Prominent Mex
ican patriots have said there are no
nunneries in that country.
The "thrifty American nature" has
been appealed to by articles telling of
the Imemnse natural resources of thq