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wards and in these wards law-and-order
reformers of the type of Far
well and Lyle find their greatest en
couragement. Public officials like Merriam, men
who have political ideals, who can't
be bought, who really strive for good
government such men in politics
are always in danger. They incur
the enmity of the rich and powerful
who want to exploit the 95 per cent.
They are opposed by the public serv
ice corporations because they try to
protect the people from exploitation
by gas, electric, telephone and street
railway companies and the influ
ence of these corporations extends
all along the line through lawyers,
doctors and lesser business men and
politicians either directly or indirect
ly in their pay.
Aind when they attempt to reform
the people, then the very people they
are fighting for are apt to turn on
them and help put them out of busi
ness politically. But there's nothing
surprising about that. It's human
nature. Men think more of their per-
reformed and uplifted, they'll accept
There were two big reasons for the
remarkable popularity of Golden Rule
Jones as mayor of Toledo. The peo
ple knew he was honest. That was
one reason. The other was that he
didn't try to govern the people, but
encouraged them to govern them
selves, and let them do about as they
pleased to do.
The corporations fought him, the
newspapers fought him, the parties
fought him, the political bosses
fought him, the preachers fought him
and the people voted for him. And
all classes of people at that.
And he didn't win at the expense
of civic decency, for during his ad
ministration there was more personal
liberty than before, yet a general up
lifting of public decency and mu
nicipal government in the interest of
Bill Thompson had a remarkable
majority when he was elected mayor.
He swept the town with a landslide.
Then he turned reformer. Now look
sonal liberty than they do of their j at him.
gas, electric and telephone bills; and I'll go ahead with' this as long as
if they have to be either exploited or I'm in the humor.
WILSON ORDERS TROOPSTO MEXICO TO TAKE
. VILLA NEW BORDER OUTRAGES
Washington, March 10. Cabinet
today decided to authorize- Sec'y of
War Baker to order punitive expedi
tion into Mexico to capture Mexican
bandits who attacke'd Columbus,
Official announcement that troops
would be sent to take Villa was made
by the president at 1:02 p. m.
At Jeast 8,000 men will start Amer
ican expedition into Mexico, war de
Rumor reached state department
today that Gen. Carranza is dead.
Another rumor to department was
that Carranza was in prison in rebel
uprising. No confirmation.
Columbus, N. M., March 10. Bor
der raids on American ranchers and
farmers continued today.
Vilhsta bandits this morning and
last night crossed border at several
points between Columbus and Ha
chita, looting ranch houses, driving
off rolling stock and destroying
buildings. No Americans murdered.
Washington, March 10. Gen.
Funston, American border troop
commander, "urgently recommend
ed" to war department today that
American troops be given authority
to pursue into Mexico Mexican ban
dits who invade American territory.
Washington, March 10. "Crush
Villa" was American slogan today,
succeeding former administration
policy of "Huerta must go
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