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I ! Skygac
(Written especially for The Tatter.)
B. L. T. with his line-o-tvpe iufarr.is
-us that "Mr Dealney dot! exclusive
undertaking'- in Clinton la. Just low
it is possible for Mr. Delaney to thai
eater to th "exclusive" in a rlR1
lees country, which B. L. T.'i boss,
'.he W. O. 'N. Tribune (the W. fc. V.
stands for World's Oreatc-st Nuisance!
insists that America is. B. L T. (ailed
When Wood tells of that Lavender
is pink dilly dilly-dally, and McAloo
tells us that Lavender is grey dally
dally-dilly, and Hooer tells us that
Lavender is preen daily-dilly-dally, what
i9 a poor color blind voter going to Jo?
'Ihe Rotary club in our town is tt 21
bet up over the soldier's bonus. They
are agin' it strong. Likewise they i:re
to a (I almost wrote "to a man")
Kotary Member, agir. ' these terriblo
high wages paid to (he extravagant
workers, who none of 'em "will i
more than half a days work for a
day? pay." Rotary- means to go
around in a circle and get nowhere!!!
The M. and M., same being M"--chants
and Manufacturers, are likewise
all bet up. Their recent in-eting had
the largest attendance of any in the
history of the local M. & M. Th-y
must be expecting something to droit.
Prices' Wages? Social System? Or
Whit. You tell 'em lly, Palmer won't
That is Palmer SAYS Be won't.
One column of the morning scream
infom.s us that prices on women's
ready made clothing will go no higher
aeecrditg to Clevehnd authority and
the next column tells us that prices
on women's clothing had been cut DO
per cent., one half, by Western firm.
Any connection between the two nev.s
item vhich appeared Bide bv side!
Press report tells us of a foreigner
who, upon being threatened with de
portation, k;ssed the American flag
and committed suicide, saying frith his
dying breath. "America, my country."
A very pathetic little story but they
(Sid not tell us whether or not he had
paid his income tax on his countrv.
"Fvery soldier knows that both his
Comfort at the rear and his safety on
the battlefield were sacrificed" edi
torializes the W. G. N
- s Column
being a profiteer but we have suf
fered from deflated finance for !o,
these aaanv vears.
Some peopl" copy; some copyright.
Some people look it over; some peo
ple overlook it.
Aa organizer from the If, 0. So
cialist party told me that 1 ought to
join THE party. When I asked her to
submit her reasons she argued like
this; "Welti it is the only party that
is doing anything: it is all that is left,
and one has to work somewhere."
Whereupon I told her: "according to
your argument, if 1 were a Christian
rnd the Boltheviki got my .od, I'd
hae to take up Devil worship on the
ground that "one has to worship some
where." Press reports that "reactionaries are
organising an army to co-operate with
the Poles against the Bolshevisks. ' '
Reactionaries is the riakt word. Also
birds of a feather are apt to b? found
in the same nest.
Rumor is a strange thing. A fellow
gravely informed me the other day
that a certain government arsenal was
supposed to have eight thousand
machine guns with ample rounds of
amunition and there was not a single
one there. He intimated that the local
Rotary Club knew of the location of
some of them, and that they were soon
to be used against a rebellious work
ing class. A friend of mine was invited
to "come in out of the wet", what
ever that means. Rumors ARK strange
Lai fairs. Was there any truth to that
rumor? Who kuowsf
"Hope to wind up DRIVE this
week ' press report.
HOW LQSC, will the dwellers of '.he
land of the free and the hope of the
brave CONSENT to be driven?
NO "MEXICAN SOVIET" YET - OOBEtON ANOTHER KERENSKY
By Iinn A. E. Gale.
Capitalists need feel no tremors and' tret4.hinp wt again. The Y. M. C. A.
Radicals no glee over the prospect of
the early establishment of a "Mexican
Soviet" as predicted in a United Press
dispatch from Washington, May 3.
There will be no Soviet here just yet.
Some day, but not now.
The Obregon administration will be
safe and sane but progressive."'
Obresron will be another Kerensky,
Irving in all sincerity, no doubt, to
is Manning considerable extension of
its work having just received a dona
tion of $1,000. from the munitions de
partment and a pledge of a steady
bonus of $100 a month frm the gov-ernnient-owned
railroad. These remem
brances were promised by the outgo
ing regime in the days when Carranza
thought he was going to elect Ambas
sador gnat io Honillas and was lavisn
improve the standard of living of thf i-iv spending; monev alleged to have
workers and at the same time to per c'0IUe from Wall Street, The Y. M. C.
mit the oil and mining interests to a. people were fearful that the new
gain bigger profits, seeking to grant administration might not respect the
to the workers the demands that Car-, promise, but their fears have just
ranza promisee! tmt never luiruieu been set at ease. The $1,000 has al-v.-hile
still endeavoring to retain the rM(jv been pail. The railroad money
friendship of the Unite 1 States. will be paid shortly, the officials ex-
Uuliko ier-nsky, Obregon may rule ; plaining that thev must wait a week or
for several vears, but, like Kerensky
he will eventually fail in his efforts
to mix conflicting elements and to
prevent the irrepressible conflict.
Mexico's next revolution
will be a Social Revolution.
Just as the liberalism of Carranza,
so as Director General Pontes of the
Carranza government, took all the
funds awny with him when he fled.
However, the money is a sure thing,
and confidence has been restored in the
"Y" as well as elsewhere.
Bidding for Popularity.
auspiciously initiated, developed into . 0vr(,nn:9tas m,de themselves
nriTG iiArnintinn wn a to tf f iiTwl 3 n rwl . . , P ..
?. , " I popular with newspapers at ttie our
brutal tyranny, winch brought the '.'.,,,,.... fr, rnfll
TBUTH FINALLY ADMITTED
Anybody with brains enough in their
head te know that two and two makes
four knows that there are NO classes
in America except the working class
and a class of parasites which work the
working class. Here is the way the
Muskegan (Mich.) Chronicle straddles
"Any time that right Cthc right of
The W. G. N. failed to state that the; free speech and a free press) is taken
snnie forces which uphold, maintain away, whether b. tyranny of the mas
and defend the wages-system, are the ses or the classes, to use an expression
jnrces which sacrificed the soldi 'iV that will be understood, BUT WITH
comfort and safety. So the rich may be I OUT CONCEDING ANY SUCH Dts
safe in their riches and the poor be TI NOTION IN THE UNITED STATES
K"Pt in the station which it has pleased AS IT MIGHT IMPLY, our boasted
Almighty God to place them In punish liberties will have vanished."
went for the sin of Adam, I suppose. "Will have vanished." By striking
Profiteers are now threatened with out the word "will" in that phrase
"deflated finance". We are used to ) the actual situation in the U. S. will
that. None have ever necuscd us of I be revealed.
HOW THEY 00 LIE
Hiilquit claimed, at the Socialist
Party national convention just held in
New York, that the Socialist Assembly
mvn involved in the Albany trial up
held the principles of luternation.il
Socialism and that not a move was
made b'i what was in accordance with
What International Socialist prin
ciples does the extracts of the testimony
of Waldman, one of the expelled Social
ist assemblymen, which we print below,
Extracts from testimony of Louis
Waldman Socialist Party assemblymen,
at the Albany trial.
Pago 1740 Favors voting for militia
Page 1750 Does not favor estab
lishment in the U. S. of a Soviet form
Page 17"5 Made public speeches
urging people to register
Page 175-! Workers in this country
owe no duty to the workers of
Page 1790 This government is not
a capitalist government
Page 1828-S) Would ask ali workers
to enter a war of defense
Page 1829 Would favor preparedness
against an invasion if one was reason -
dowiifal of the regime, so the liberal
ism of Obregon, no matter how honest
may be the motives of the man, must
culminate in a similar surrender to the
bourgeoisie that will mean another re
volt, sooner or later.
Despite the unsavory character of
some of those who supported the recent
revolution, and despite the fact that
its fruits will be reforms but not
fundamental social changes, it must
not be forgotten that the Mexican
masses are undergoing an awakening
that is ominous for capitalism. When
ihe find that this upheaval has
brought them but minor improvements
in their condition, their swing to the
Left will be still more pronounced.
They will no longer dally with Liberal
ism. They will demand Soviets and
Carranza fell because the people
thought he had sold out to the same
Wall Street that he bad so long resist
ed. He also fell because of the support
that personal enemies, bandits and
some bourgeois politicians gave his
opponents. But the primary cause was
the general feeling that Bonillas, the
government choice for President, was
Wall Street's man, and that the story
of the $1,000,000 campaign fund
furnished by New York bankers, was
The masses flocked to Obregon be
cause thev thought he was the cham
pion of the common people. They liked
his brusque, unostentatious manner.
Thev admired him more then ever on
May si when he rode on horseback into
Mexico City and, in his shirt sleeves.
his face unshaven for at least a couple
or weeks, tie made a speech irom the
balcony of the plain, old-fashioned St.
Francis Hotel. They Ftill admire him
and they are willing to give him time
to accomplish what they want if ho
will, But if he doesn't and it will be
practically impossible for him to, even
if he tries they will throw him over
board even as they discarded Carranza.
Wall St. Planned Long Civil
War and Intervention.
his enemies by electing them to con
gress vhere they in their turn re
taliated by punishing labor. If you
don't believe me listen to Mr. Gom
pers as he goes about like a roaring
lion because congress stung labor once
It is one of
mysteries of life whv
clings so tenaciously to the tail of
"dam" for anv thins) after being- "ll" . , I? " "I"?1? son:.
?peatedly with stinging em-1 TT ;. , ,K Prepitaie Civil w
There is some mason to think that
t .v. i i . American finance-capital is puttinz up
fe whv the A F of L ,hc n,onpv fpr thc Sec "f Bo?ufi
cioSg U, thiaU ofldJ? fa to send troops
dom" donkey (1 wouldn't sav .."' i .. . v'"rl:1;" people to
liimr-i -iftnr l.inw1 lr "gaum meir lavorite son, rteli-JtS-J
beMtaly sought to precipitate civil war
ueui nuu nil uiu" em t i in t i i . .
a certain part of the I 'Vt Z 2 5 J 7 Wa1
nn,lrnrv L. l I. nJ 'Ment guns were furnished the So
anatomy. As Dundreary says it is one
of those things no fellow can find out.
Some one suggests the tie is Adelphian.
I have read or heard somewhere of a
poor fellow that was twin brother to
an ox can it be that the A. F. of L.
is twin brother to the democratic
jackass and the tail of the donkey is
the 'onnecting ligature as in the case
of the famous Siamese twins. Eng and
Ghang. If this be the case we may
gladlv sing Blest be the tie that binds.
But it is in the wide and fertile
field of religion that the halfbahcd
descendants of Ephraim blossom forth
in all their varied glory, can you ima
gine three or four hundred seperate
bodies attackod to one head. You
can't do it. Then you are no Eph
raimite. Every disciple of Diabolous
(Diaboloua is the one who couses de
T'fifWt IQ'tn T1..1 ttAi.nmnAnt mm, A B. A
the S. P should determine whether '" VnowJ Baptfatt, Methodists
an invasion was anticipated it1!?'' J? " , , 1
Page 18,1,1 Prefers government of
New York state to Soviet Government
Pagl ls;!.ri Reafirms above
Page 1S36 Congratulates the Link
Committee and the secret service
agents for their opposition to Soviet
Page 1839 Would vote for military
Page 1843 Claimed constitution of
S. P. did not require his expulsion
for voting for military appropriations
Page 1837 Desires to see the Amer
ican fiag, not the red flag maintained
Page 1859 The government of New
York state is the people' government.
CHRIST OR DIABOLOUS
To the Toiler:
Ephraim is a cake not turned. (Ho-
sca VII. 8.)
Translated into thc vulgar parlnnco
of today "Eph" was only hnlf baked.
Poor Eph has lieen dead quite a long
timi but unfortunntely for society he
left behind him nn amazing lot of de
scendants possessed of intellectual bias,
as for instance, eight years ago to go
no farther back thc sons of Ephraim
(may his tribe decrease) elected one
Woodrow Wilson to the presidency of
these United States in the joyfnl ex
pectation thnt he would knook "L. "
out of tho n. 0.J did he do it? He did
like "L.". Helah.
Four years later the tribe of EpU
rnim reelected the aforesaid W. W.
sorely against hit will (he said so him
self) in thc hilarious hope that he
would keep them out of war. Ephraim
is joined to his idols, leave him alone.
"Yru can't fool all thc people all of
the time, but you can fool all the
Ephraimitcs every dav in the week.
Again Ephraim in the labor union
developed i unique way of punishing
noraus from the United States, was
true, and that American Big Business
coldbloodedly played one side against
the other. I am" certain that 1 was
right in saying that Wall Street ex
pectod a longdrawu out civil war
which would make intervention in
evitable, and result in a repetition of
the Texas incident of 1318.
But developments were different
than Wall Street anticipated. The
people had supported Carranza as
long as they considered him thc enemv
of Wall Street when he thrust Bonillas
on them, they revolted. Their revolt
was genuine and almost spontaneous.
The fact that thc revolution was blood
less and met practically no opposition,
proves this. The people were a unit
or nearly so.
Seeing the ImmenSj popnlatity of
Obregon, Wall Street change,'" its
tactics. Seeing how unanimous wastlw
bucking of the people, it realized I hat
uire could lie no civili war
tute and redoubtable Skygac shows a filters would be on on side.' So i-
made overtures to Obregon. And trean-
cross of Ephraimitie blood when he
makes Catholicism and protestantism
synonymous with Christianity, and
when he terms the hell begotten na
tions of Europe christian. I use the
u-lill.t m.n.. t .at. m
......v wuivuii, irariill 01 lllterlcrellc,
fr.n abeve the Bio Cranio, will mak
tog overtures to American 1 1 i -r Hustncn
to protect himseif. Thus the two rnr-
lerm hell begotten advisedly. Get OB ties to the contract Came' t Off ethorl
mi htMaa on ,.o,1 tl. 1 1, ! rt . I it. . . . ... "'Miner
V i o i mi m V, " 0,10 "''ause to subsidize a
chapter of Revelation for my author lltl0n:,rv government would be cheaper
ity. But this is the book of which Mr. than to finance a counter-revolution or
.u-.... r . .-.,.,-. .. ,an mi.- wage a wur against it, the other be
fi.vini. T nun .liil.riii.ii , r .. . frrv .... ., - '
fering from delirium tremens to un
derstand but Mr. Tngersoll was a
descendant of Eph in the direct male
line so his testimony is of no value.
SeUh and Selah'.
Springfield, O. A. C.
CENTRA LI A, WASH Grangers, or
ganized labor and th Private Soldiers'
and Sailors' Legion of Seattle and
other cities are planning a mammoth
Liborty pienle to be held near Centralla
May 'J9, as a counter to the activities
of the Centraliu reactionaries who
lynched n returned service man follow
ing the Armisti e dav shootings, and
who are now united in an anti progres
sive campaign to down the organ) xed
It was on Jnniiarv 9, 90.r, that
Father (lupon led a procession of
workers to present n petition to the
Czar, which ended in the petitioners have a form of Liberalism like, nor
hatag mowed down with machine guns. Imps, what William Jennings Bryan
cause nfraid of being attacked and
Indirect Control of Moxico.
So there will be no armed interval
lloni No annexation. No repetition of
the Texas case or the Panama affair.
None of these things will be neees-.ir.
Obregon haa compromised sufficiently
satisfactorily. American finance-capital will get
what it wants or most of it It is viin
on second class matter to 4 centavos
a kilo. The rate had been 6 centavos
and the Carranza postmaster general
had raised it to 10 just a few weks
Thc national mint is busy coining a
new supply of 5, 10 and 20 centavo
nieces to relieve the wretched shortage
of small change, due to speculation iii
silver and bronze, that had caused vast
inconvenience and even sufferriag dur
ing the past few months and at dif
ferent other periods in the Carranza
An amnesty has been promptly de
chred for all former exiles who left
Mexico under Carranza as well as for
adherents of Carranza who opposed the
Obregon revolution, providing, of I
course, that they lay down arms. Po
litical exiles in Mexico who came here
from the United States and other coun
tries to avoid participation in the war
or to escape persecution, will be pro
tected, it is expected. When I inter
viewed Obregon in February, he told
:ue that no political fugitive here
would be extradited back to this own
Efftirts will be made to put the edu
cational system of the countrv on a
respectable bas'w, it is als.i claimed,
and there is certainly need enough of
it. At present the City of Mexico
maintains only 9" primary schools with
an attendance of 35,491 pupils, less
than half the number of two years be
fore. Steadily the money that should
have gone to schools has been cut
down to permit bigger graft for gener
als and politicians under Carranza.
jTbe big teachers' strike of a year
ago was the result of the non-payment
of salaries to the teachers of the
Federal District for several months.
Tn 1910, at thc time of the last census,
there were 42,400 children over 6 year?
of age who could not read and write
and in the whole Federal District an
illiterate population of about a quarter
of a million souls. Thc figures would
be no less-fa(y. Obviously, there is
opportunity for useful work if the
new administration undertakes it
While there is reason to believe that
the new regime will be in many re
spects an improvement over the pre
ceding one, it must not be forgotten
that it will be so deeply obliged to
American Big Business that it will be
able to do very little that conflicts
with the profits on foreign investments.
Insofar as it can improve conditions
without touching those profits, it will
be free to do so, but the minute in
comes are hit, it will have to com
promise or face the old, old threat
of intervention. Obregon is too wise to
throw away the political prize that he
wanted, by blind!' defying Wall Street.
In all probability, he will yield ns
gractfully as he can whenever mooted j
points come up.
Plac3tlng American Big Business
Every possible effort has been made j
by the leaders of the revolution to
make American interests friendly and
to pave the way for recognition by the
government in Washington. In an ex
clusive interview with the Associated
Press in Tncubaya, a town in the
suburbs of Mexico City, on May S, Gen
. -al obregon declared-
"What strengthens the United States
strengthens Mexico. What weakens the
ITnited Stntcs weakens Mexico. My
ideal for the relations between Mexico
and the United States is to make the
international border like tin Cunndian
boundary, withdrawing troops, axcept
customs officials. Carranza 's interpre
tation of the Monroe doctrine was a
mistake, although I believe Carranza
was perfectly sincere in his belief that
bis policy w'aa best for Mexico."
Governor de la Hucrta of Sonora,
Provisional President of Mexico, told
t United Press correspondent: "I have
a '.Teat, strong desire to see Mexico
a field for safe investment, for honest
and legitimate Investment in accord
with the spirit of the world The
revolutionary government promises
stabilization of the Tampico oil ques
tlon, As we fevr that the renl interests
of the government and the oil com
panics are tho same, we will meet nt
the proper point. We promise a satis
factory and sensible arrangement.
,iii . -,, .... i.uvni j.l.u ninium .iiuiiil n i .
probable that Obregon w, l.ns.st on a "You do not feel your government can
liMt.ir nnt.irnninniii ,.P 1 .. I I I. .
.....v. .,, uiuiir aiws, on
bitter wages and better working con
ditions generally in return for the
friendly manner in which he will deal
with American capitalists here, but
the fact remains that he will not
undertake anything radical.
"Soviet Mexico" is still some dist
ance away. Instead of a nroletitrom
&i I itorship, Mexico is chrduled to
Today it is interesting to read somo
of the demands of (hat petition:
"Personal freedom and inviolability,
froedom of speech and the press, free
dom of asseblage, freedom in religious
"Responsibility of the ministers to
the people, and guarantees of law
fulness in administration.
" Equality before the law for all
Immediate rehnbilitation of thoso
punished for their con victims."
might Initiate if he were President of
the United States.
A big business boom is already anti
cipnted by merchants, miners and oil
men. Tho worries of those American!
whi remembered Obregon 's vigorous
I i. i.cs of a few yars ago. have dis
appeared with the authoritative as
surance that there will be "no rougn
Stuff. r' Stores are painting their bulla
ings. Business men arc buying more
stock. Credit facilities which grew
pinched in the last few weeks, nrc
be called Socialist icf " he wns asked
"Absolutely not," wns de In Hue-ta's
answer. "It is entirely directed to
democracy and seeking the betterment
of the poorer classes by orderly
Bobert V. Pesqueria, financial agent
of the revolutionary government, has
stated thnt "the revolution proposes
to consolidate all the elements of the
country for united pence and progress
nnd to respect foreigners and their
interests, with which we aim to main
tain the most cordial relations."
Ilnlpli II, Turner, Mexico City cor
respondent for the United Press, told
mr thc othee. night that he "guessed
Obregon noun be good, all right, and
cooperate wlh American Big Rusi
A dispatchwn the Kansas City Post
of Mnv 12, sld: "It was learned that
an agent olGencrn1 Obregon, lender
of Mexico's RVOlutinnsry armies, visit
ed New Yuri last week for a scries of
conferences with big business interests.
The Obregon side, General Ramon de
Negri, carried Obregon 's pledge to pro
tect American citizens and American
property rights in Mexico."
The Wall Street Journal remarked
a short time ago that petroleum com
panies need not be disturbed over the
increase of the export duty on petro
leum from 30 cents to 54 cents a ton,
scheduled to go into effect May 25, for
"from all appearances Carranza will
not be in Mexico on the date when the
increase is scheduled to go into ef
fect." An extra of "El Heraldo de Mexi
co", the Mexico City daily owned by
ex-Goveruer Alvarado of Yucatan, erst
while "Socialist" (f) and now alated
for Secretary of the Treasury accord
ing to reports, carried an account of
a banquet in New York attended by
E. L. Doheny, Secretary of the Interior
Lane and representatives of the Stand
ard Oil Co., the Continental Rubber
Co., the Texas Oil Co., the Southern
Oil Transport Co., Island Oil Co.,
United Fruit Co., Continental Oil Co.
In this banquet, according to "El
Heraldo," Obregon was acclaimed as
"the men that Mexico needed" and
great satisfaction was expressed with
the termination of the revolution.
The attitude of a prominent official
in the Texas Oil Co. is of interest as
revealing the change of mind that be
experienced. In the first few days of
the Obregon uprising he told certain
persons confidentially that the situa
tion looked very bad. Obregon is as
bad as a Bolshevist," he asserted.
Some days after Obregon had entered
Mexico City, however, he told these
same persons that he was satified
that "the new government is goiug to
do the right thing and Obregon won't
repeat any of his radical business of
i few years ago." He had previously
declared that "Bonillas would be a
much better man for American inter
ests. He was plainly for Bonillas would
re a much better man for American
interests." He was plainly for Bonillas
in the first place but later received
assurance that the new administration
would do nothing antagonistic.
Tampico correspondents assure me
that the "Socialist Party" in that
city held a convention that endorsed
Obregon almost unanimously, but which
appears to have been organized by
Obregonistas as a campaign auxiliary,
having no previous existence, is prac
tically a bourgeois organization. At
the convention the subject of Russia
rvas not mentioned, the word Bolshe
vism was taboo, and the principal
speakers for Obregon asserted that he
would -'enforce labor laws already
existing." Thnt this had not been done
heretofore, is true enough, and if the
promise is kept, the workers will bene
fit materially yet this can hardly be
confused with Socialism.
The status of labo' in Tampico
lias been especially wretched for al
though high wages are paid in manv
cases by the petroleum companies, the
rices are outrageous and far out of
proportion to the wages. It is practical
ly impossible to get for less than $1.
American money, a dinner that costs
the equivalent of .10 or 35 cents, Amer
ican money, in Mexico City. Colonel
Orozco, n Carranza appointee and
friend, was head of the police depart
ment during the old regime, and his
brutality in dealing with the labor
unions was notorious. Both I. W. W.
unions were forced to suspend meet
ings, their halls shut up and their mem
bers beaten and jailed as autocratically
M iii the United States. Although the
Carranza officials constantly fought the
American corporations and tried to
force them to pay higher and quite
instifiable taxes, they were in turn
grafting and spending public funds
with shoncful extravagance, and any
body who dared expose their rotten
ness, was browbeaten, bullied or bribed
Writing from Tampico, a friend says,
"The Labor situation is quiet here at
present but may develop strikes at any
time, as wage? while higher than the
overage in Mexico, are far from equall
ing the terrific cost of living. T nni
continually astounded by prices of
food and clothes "
C. F. Bcrtclli, Universal Service
staff correspondent, In a Paris dispatch
to the American press, says that thc
Obregon revolution was planned and
danced by a group of wealthy Mexi
can exiles in the French capital. He
names Francisco Iturbe, millionaire
backer of General Angeles, whose re
volution of a little over a year ago
ended abruptly when he was captured
and executed; Jose Diaz, Mexican rub
ber king, cousin of Porfirio Diaz,
whose estates in Yucatan and Tehuan
tepec were confiscated by Carranza;
Kknton Garcia, adviser to the lata
Victoriann Huerta: Jesus Ignneio Hi
rnmas. millionaire Diaz follower: Juan
Estrada, Mexican song writer living in
Madrid: Hiraldo Cabreras, colonel un
der Madero, nnd J. Y. Limantour,
mtnirter of finance in the Diaz, regim",
ns the abettors of the schame. Josse
Diaz, he rays, is now going to London
:ui hend of the English branch of I lie
revolutionary junta, the object of
which, according to his information, is
to replace the "seientifieos" and re
store the iron reign of the days of
Such a story is by no means im
probable and Bcrtclli is too depend
able a news correspondent to send it
out without a strong belief in its re
liability. It is notorious fact that
Obegon has utilized tho servics of any
.id all i i.r ., in his uprising against
daman, and it would not be surpris
ing if be had the financial backing of
the old Diaz lenders who have been
exiled since Cnrrunze came into power.
Obregon 'r Compromise
Meaus New Revolt.
It is probablv incorrect that Obregon
was directly financed by American
interests n 1 and many others believed
originally. Innsmueh as these interests
were really trying to elect Bonillas
President nnd Oarraiua lied ''flopped"
and joined hands with them, rhIrI
thnt the Obregon revolt was the real
protest of the Mexican peopl? generally
against the attempt to put n semi
American, ul1"ffoJ to be Wull I'troei's
. botaa, In Ihe presidential chnir. The
spontaneity ,-nd unanimity of thc sup
port Obregon received, wlile due part-
(Continued on page 4.)
"For three years," Ollvfl
Chapter XXXIU. I thermometer, and from then on my
I 1 J J uAAM ,,.T' I.
value wm ufjwu muu " r"
said to mf naVe .tn0t. T, Tv:"
herself, "I have just paged thru r, You eannot con(.eive 0f
library, and developed conceit Sh.j - influen(.ed niy
"'" l m "".''"", " . ife. The ideas vou impiantea in my
she hae to see all the imperfections n f mp n0 new
tita nnou'ni' trujt nrnj tlm t-hnnirhr tr.if f .
... r fripn.ls and r.,rhaos a tew enemies.
roub ed her. bhe leaned back ami j evicw the work I have
1 .iii- .- i mif thru (ha windAir 1 r uviul ...
iv . , , ; r u been able to do in this little town,
fast growing dark. A few stars shown " j.f fa WQrth Hvi and
out from among grey b ack clouds d of the enemies T
Slip nnficnil n.'ilh.'r whm srnrs nnr Imp T . . .1
1 a x l m j nave mane. 1 wisu you woum cv v
clouds but visualized the image of Anamoose. so we could talk.
Jack Thurston care-free in the woods do that write and
of the mountain wilderness. Whv should . .. .. .. . 1
Um .1 , 7 a 1 m. " ten me an tne news aooiu nunni
mo inu.r fiu-ii a puweriui uiu uueuu- SineorMv vnnrs.
scious roll in her existence. She did OLIVE ANDERSON,
not reason on the subiect. When the
human mind ,s attached to an ob- s , d fap j tt aml addreBged
Tt I lu , lt t TSnt it to the post office Collins had in-
If LSIrfi t a?n TV C attachmPn dicated and alternately prayed that
1?. imperfect. AM she knew wns tut . . . .. r , .
v - , it wonidi ana wouia not reacu mm.
he was different from other men . ' . f . t was ncarly duc
sne Knew, ins views or lire were uit- . ... . -f- T.i,
c t , . - . ... if her letter went out on it, .lack
terent. wnen ne was aousea, ne am ... ... . Q. ,,..
-ai-ii.i. 1.1 j . . ', , would have it in two days. She there
not retaliate in kind, but endeavored - , , . , : of
... ir . , , . . fore resolved to loose no time in get
to exnlMin. lie pvon Man tn pvnnoril-n . .voi.u
the judue who had uniustlv imprisoned 1,n.? h,s cttor 0n IM .W.ay
him. "To know all things means to
forgive all things," he had said. It was
a bigger truth than Frank Cartwright
was capable of. Tn fact, at the time
he had spoken it, Olive had not grasped
it. but her consequent study of thc
thought modes of teachers, editors,
merchants preachers and politicians
had caused her to realize that man
kind enmasse do what they feel they
must do, under the pressure of en
vironment, so that if you could know
all the circumstances there was bound
to be an excuse for every act.
To her, Jack had been an example
of what she conceived real Christianity
otitrht to be. He had not iniqtnkpn tl...
cross for the Christ. But tonight she
saw deeper as Jack had spoken deeper
than she had been able tn understand
She realized that Christianity urges
forgiveness, which is a form 'of con
doning by those who consider them
selves superior, the acts of those who
they consider inferior. The verv act of
forgiving makes the forgiver holier in
his own eyes, than the forgiven. Tt
WH8 only another way in which the
type struggle, and thru it the class
struggle manifested itself in human
society. Jack, on the other hand had
told her. that he did not forgive or ask
to be forgiven. He only tried to un
derstand, and endeavored to make him
self understood. "To forgive is Christ
like, but to explain is justice," had
been his words.
The more she thot of those things,
the more wonderful bocame her vision
of the boy she had first seen in the
murky light of a prison cell. Each
moment in that short acquaintance
she treasured as a jewel.
She tried bis philosophy on herself.
v.oiiiu sue explain why Jrank Cart
While she was on this errand her
mother entered her room and spied
the several sheets of paper on which
her daughter had started her unsuccess
ful! letters. This made her curious, and
caused her to investigate further, but
there was nothing further to be found
than the letters addressed to Thurston.
.Tad; 's notes were securely hid about
the person of her daughter. Mrs. An
derson was indeed puzzled who this
man Thurston might be, to whom her
daughter was trying to write.
As wns her custom when in any
kind of doubt or trouble, real or ima
cinary Mrs. Anderson immediately call
ed up Mrs. Nellie Cartwright, her life
long friend, and Frank Cartwright 's
mother and asked her if she knew any
one by the name of Thurston. And
when Mrs. Cartwright answered in the
negative, Mrs. Anderson informed her
that he was a man to whom Olive was
writing or trying to write. This last
remark made the proposition clear to
Mrs. Cartwright. Her son had told her
of Olive's attitude the night before,
and it was, that which gave her a
clw to the mystery. "Oh, yes Mrs.
Anderson, coming to think of it I do
know who that msn is. Frank told me
Inst night. He is that hobo they had
in jail last fall. Frank says, he is all
she thinks about."
Of course this wns more than Mrs.
Aiulerson would believe. Tn fact, she
told Mrs. Cartwright, that it could not
be true. But Mrs. Cartwright insisted,
that she know it to be true, and ad
vised Olive's mother to be careful.
"That fellow was a bad one." I hope
you have not forgotten the trouble he
stirred up when he was here."
Mrs. Anderson answered with the old
bromide, that it was hard to raise
children decently these days, and after
n tew more irrevelant remarks she
writrht l.n.,iri oii i ' u l , a tew more irrevelant remarks sh
nt;.S,,0,lkl al ,,h,s hov wh0' h hunff ud the receiver. After whie
6 Simply because an 13 . ' i'"': Jack alid 01ive e under
tPK an mworthy judge had both ends of the line.
knew hat thr indlTV' Fr'n Tbe 800 0verland "ad stopped but a
Til bad been I Anamoose and Olive hrf
tb whole r M r f.epr.CaPre T , f,r d8iced th the mail . ,.V
was Tn? I nft I ? -PrS f W'rh Y thus the die was cast,
ur Jd thrm, J., n !" ZnZ f l,ri?e As 8he walked toward home she sud-
thofoft h t. Vd le erawo S SR TUfSA "ft T
v'rv ittl i ll bop ' T,'f 'Cti thai finl il- rte walked a3 raPidly a Bhe
ourse I s nL , Siledtbjr, U' f conld' Frank Pa89ed h" and tipped his
h time I ,J ' t0,H;r 11 hat' She nodded bt did nt stop. He
ccee ed i, L, U' frT , ,aVSn Proanpd and inwardl- cursed the name
Stiiiih'ffn Z ,.a!5: less traraP whom he considered the
diffi , It Tip " JL ttr-"1 "0t causo of miy- Bt his emotions
' in ton wh p. T "S;an.' ieatous?wwe Uttla deeper "than his brain. In
on b :";," than t4 minutes later he met
lions ih I i me emo- Tillic Duffy and the two went to
tie cave 3"ngIe and vaudeville show which happened to
Frank Cartwright was aware of th--
fact, that Jack's
Olive beyond his reach. It had wound-
e.i ins pride to think that this son of
the working class, unshaven, unwashed
Rnd well jailed, should have thwarted
him in his desire. The thot maddened
him. "ies, she could understand. But
the fact that she could understand, did
not help her to forget Jack neither did
it cause her to love Frank. She re
load Jack's notes for the fifth time
."ki pceame convinced that bntwM
her and Frank no bond could endure
She felt certain, that unless Jack
Should come into her life again she
WOUld have to resolve to face the world
''one "Poor Frank." she si-hed as
the threw herself on thc bed ami
consciously watched the subconscious
'truggle between her instincts and
tranny She decided to answer his lot
ter. It wns no smnll task. Thoughts
fairly crackled in her brain. Heart
bran nnd hand vied with each othr
for expression. Tt was the woman at
work but no sooner had she begaun to
vvrite, than the ladv, the product of
church and school, got bus v. She told
her not to write or to write just a
card of acknowledgement, that was the
nice thing to do. But the woman
proved to bar that the card was too
small, she must nt lat
N she snt down to write or rather! prise
town that niffkt. When Olive rnneheil
the house Mrs. Anderson confronted
her. as if she were guilty of some
heinous crime. "Who is that young
mnn yon are writing to," she asked
"Mr. Thurston," Olive replied with
a saucy toss of her head.
"Who is he! I asked," the mother
"He is a man." Olvie retorted.
"How long have you been corres
ponding with him? "I never cor
responded with him. A friend of his sent
me some notes, he had written while
out in the woods and I wrote him a
letter of thanks. That is all."
"Why did you make so many begin
nings before you finally wrotef
" Perhaps, it is my high school edu
cation does not teach me how to write
to a man without making a hypocrite
of myself. I wanted to write just thc
way 1 felt and I did."
"Olive!" The mother fairly shouted.
You don't mean that vou care for
himf Who is he!"
"1 did not say that T cared for
him," Olive answered quitly. "And
when you ask me who he Is, 1 can only
say thnt T don't know. All that I do
know is that he is the boy, who was in
jail here last fall."
"Do VOU Still think of thai l.nbnJ"
gasped the mother trying to feign sur-
to wnste paper. "My Dear Mr. Thurs
ton: No that was too familiar. "Mr
' Thurston: Dear Sir." suggested'
the lady. "Never," retorted the wo
man "Dear Jack," Oh horror, that
would never do. How she would like
to wriie the way she felt, "Society
fOTCei us to be hypocrites against our
will." Jack had snid. How true it
was. Well for once I'll be natnrnl be
the results what they may," she said
"My Dear Boy," sho wrote and then
she looked nt it. Surely this wns im
pmJent. What would lie think of it,
but she let it stand. She had mado lior
deejaion, nnd as usual it went. "I've
had many presents in my day but the
one that MR. E. C, whoever he may
be, sent mo was easily the best presont
I have over received." Surely, I thought
thnt in tho enjoyment of your liberty
you would have forgotten this little
"gray mouso". I hnd not hopod to
leave nn impression on your busy and
intonating life, for I felt then, as I
feel now, that you are not mere com
mon clay. Tou nrc living in n great
school of things ns they aro nnd hence
get glimpses of things as they ought
Tl.is summer I II graduate from high
school. Yes, then I 11 be graduated liko
"If I were homeless, and penniless,
in a strange town, what would I be!"
Olive snapped. "I would be worse ii
the eyes of the civilized savages you
call decent people, than was he."
"But Olive, think of who we are!
Think of your father's standing in
the community. Think of what the
neighbors would say if they know that
you were writing to a tramp. Why
Mrs. Cartwright knows about it al
ready." "Knows wdiatf" asked the girl ns
she gathered the attempted lettors and
tore them up uud threw them in tho
"Why she knows thnt you care for
him. She thinks thnt you aro crazv.
Think of Frank Cnrtwrightf Ho is a
good boy and his father has valuable
property. You've gone with him almost
a year. Why Olive dear just think
what the neighbors would say."
Olive dropped into a chair and loaned
back wearily. "If I loved that stranger
I would not care what people would
say, I might ho foolish, I might be
wrong, I would not care. All they could
say would be that I loved a man who
had gathered the grain from our fields,
and suffered privations that wo might
have comfort. All thoy could say would
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