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WAR! WAR? WAR! WAR? WAR!
Five times as many volunteer sol
diers as are now enlisted fbr-U. S.
army service will be needed for The
Job of fixing Mexico the way Ameri
can Business wants it fixed.
The Hearst papers officially are
out today with the same guess the
Tribune makes. That is, it will take
at least half a million soldiers to do
The Job. And precisely what The
Job is may be known once more from
this paragraph in today's Examiner
"Under the protection of a stable
and powerful government, railroads
and factories and mines and all
forms of investment x and industry
would long since have put to com
mon good use the abundant raw ma
terials and rich opportunities of
After Hearst, the Mexican land
lord, ranch owner and mine operator,
has thus spoken his aim, in his
"American" newspaper, he makes
clear what he wants the U. S. army
to do. It is stated:
"Today our duty is to make war,
and Jo make decisive, conquering
war. Next year or the year after we
will make peace. First the war, citi
zens; then victory; then peace."
Then comes the same honest ad
mission made by the Chicago Tri
bune, namely, that it will take at
least 500,000 American men and boys
to cross Mexico, terrorize it, seize it
and hold it
"This is no summer picnic this
intervention and wr in Mexico,"
says Hearst. "It is a man's-size job.
We will probably use half a million
men and maybe several years' time,
if we do a thorough and lasting job."
"In peace "we asked to dwell,
We treated you too well;
But now we'll give you HELL!"
These lines are from a marching
song composed by Angus Hibbard,
vice president of the Chicago Tele
phone Co. and sung by Battery C.
Hifibard also wrote a song to the
tune of "Marching Through Geor-
gia," which was sung during the Pre
paredness parade. Its leading re
frain was: "Prepare, prepare for
Dick Little has in today's Herald
the most thoughtful news story from
Springfield which has yet been print
ed in any of the big papers. Accord
ing to Little, the troops at Springfield
now are mostly either millionaires
or hoboes. The soldiers he sees down
there have either slathers of money
or they're dead broke. One of the
dead broke slashed his own threat
with a razor. This suicide and other
somber and solemn features of ,the
day's news at Springfield are played
quietly and obscurely by the news
BARTENDERS TO STRENGTHEN
TO FIGHT "DRY" WAR .
The bartenders at a meeting Sun
day, held at 105 W. Madison st,
urged the.strengthening of their la
bor union as a powerful weapon with
which to fight the "dry" wave sweep
ing over the state.
Leopold Neumann, John Fitzpat
rick and Aid. John Toman, "wet"
leader in the city council, pointed out
the necessity of a stronger organiza
tion to protect their "bread and but
ter." Toman also spoke bitterly against
reformers in general. He said one
reason so many reformers fought the
granting of a permit for the movie, v
"The Little Girl Next Door," was be
cause they were not in it
"Those whose pictures were
thrown on the screen had not a word
to say against it," he said.