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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
TffpnhnnPi Editorial, Monroe 333
1 eiepnolKS circulation, Monroe 3S26
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mali.
United States and Canada. $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago.
I1L. under the Act of March I, 1879.
DON'T CONFUSE REASONS WHY
OUR ARMY WENT TO MEXICO
By Herbert Quick
Carranza wants a definite agree
ment with this government as to co
operation in running down Villa and
Some Americans are opposed to
They want the government to say
to Carranza, in effect if not in words,
"We'll do just as we darn please in
Mexico, and if you don't like it you
can lump it!"
Keep your eye on those persons.
You will find that they do not want
the army to settle the Villa incident
and then return.
They want Mexico conquered by
the United States.
They have wanted intervention for
years, and they now demand war.
They are already sorely displeased
with the administration for its
efforts to maintain relations with
Carranza. If the punitive expedi
tion into Mexico should catch Villa
tomorrow and return with him to our
own side of the line, such people and
such persons would call our retire
ment from Mexican soil a shame and
There are three sorts -of minds
which hope for a general war with
(1) The minds which have become
I war-mad and calloused to the shed
ding of blood of which there are
more than could have been anticipat
ed three years ago. Most of these
persons have no idea of going to war
themselves; but they please their
flabby ferocity by looking upon war
as a good thing for a nation.
(2) The minds of people who are
befooled by the notion that the Stars
and Stripes should float over every
inch of the American continent from
Panama to the Pole. These are pe
rennial jingoes, and the most danger
ous class we have because they as
sume loftily that their madness is
patriotism, and are always able to
fool or intimidate a great many of the
(3) Minds of people who are di
rectly or indirectly interested in the
making of fortunes in Mexico. Once
an Iowa man returned to Ft. Dodge
from South Dakota at the time when
the early Dakota boom had collapsed,
and the state was seeing hard times.
Senator Dolliver, an old neighbor of
Kbe former Iowan, joked him on his
foolishness in leaving Iowa. "Come
back to Ft Dodge, John," said the
senator, "and live in God's coun
try!" "Why, senator," said he, "you don't
know what foolish advice you are
giving me. The stealing in that new
country will be good for 15 years
The third class of minds of which
I have spoken want the United States
to stay in Mexico, break with Car
ranza, and "keep the flag flying" be
cause they want a country opened
lipwhere the stealing will be good for
many years yet
You and I do not belong to any of
these classes, I hope.
We are interested only in making
such an impression on the people of
Mexico as will prevent future raids,
and at the same time convince the
Mexicans, and the peoples of all the
Central American and South Ameri
can nations that we have no sinister
intentions, toward any of them.