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THE SUN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1916.
PERKINS HOLDS UP
PEACE AS A SHAH
"Ptaca ! Preparedness t Prosperity 1
Th. flrtt li a hollow aham, the second a
lelmlon and the third a snare, A man
who will attempt to obtain th Presl
'lenoy undtr such false pretences should
Iw repudiated at the polls neat Tuesday
y an..02'nrnIn 1 llva that
ha will be."
"Atlrtiipt to Obtain lrcsl
ik'iicy by MihTt'iiresenta
lion mid Deception."
TllltKi: WARS OX HAND
'I'lvpnredness a Delusion and
I'rtiMperity a Snare,"
flfiitto W, Perkins took for his text
In a statement Issued (nut night the
Democratic slosun, "J'eace, Prepared'
fit, ltoierlty" nnd pointed out why In
hie opinion this slogan of the Democracy
In a sham nml n uceptUn.
He Hfertid Hint the United States haa
l:pt tip u shameful running war with
Mi that tlio Administration lina
tnken credit for not being- "kicked" Into
the i:unpean war, that Democratic prox
imity Is n prosperity of bread linen nnd
fffl loilKlng ho it on, n evidenced by eon
tlltlorv bfforo the war, nnd that tlio an.
i ailed Wllmn preparedness In of n much
belated olid half hearted sort, lie said
"Peace, preparedness, prosperity.
"Thcso three words are the slogan of
the present Democratic national cam
paign. In New York nn enormous shield
brnrlnc; thcio three words Ih dliplayed
outride tlio building In which the Demn.
cr.itlo. National Committee has Its head
quarters. Above, them Moats the Amer.
.cm flap;. Tliua the Democrats cro
openly appealing to the people of the
United States for votes on the claim
that they have kept the country at peare,
prepared It against war and provided It
'There never was n falser claim.
There never was a bolder attempt to ob
tain the Presidency by absolute mtsrep
roentatlon and deception and they are
waving the Stars und titrlpcs above It
War t'nandatton Laid.
"tVe have not been kept nt peace, and
the foundation has been laid for war on
a large scale In tho Immediate future.
thirlnv Mi WILnn1. i .1 ...I I-. . I
... m, iiiiiiii.ii imiiun i o
have been nt war with Afexlco two or
three times nnd the Judge Advocate Gen
eral of the army has Just officially de
cided that wo are ut this moment In a
state of war with Mexico. Klrst, wo
landed our troops at Vera Crur. demand
lug that our flag be saluted. A battle
followed snd wo withdrew our troops,
bringing; the bodies of nineteen of our
dead soldiers with us and leaving our
honor behind; tho flag was not saluted,
and the matter has been dropped.
"Since then we have had armed en
tounters with the Mexicans on several
1-ocaalons. and finally they tnxuded our
tountry and sacked our towns. Wa re
taliated by sending n large armed forca
Into Mexico, declaring loudly that we
were going after Villa and would get
iilm. dead or alive. Many of our sol
diers hao been killed In this expedition.
We did not get Villa; we have prac
tically withdrawn our troops and each
day now the papers arc full of accounts
Mating where Villa Is and speculating
14 to lhn tll'Vt lnun tin will ..,,....1.
"It has been a running war with Mex- I
ic for two ear thoroughly undlgnl
tied, mo.t unsettling to .Mexico, most1
humiliating to us. Worst of all. It hah .
given every nation In th world, espe
cially the Mexicans, a p-rfret right to i
assume that wo can In- spat upon and
tnMUltrft. nilt u-.-inw... ,.ntr.u.1 ......
diers killed, our citizens murdered, our
tlag dragged In the dust, without our
tsklng any firm nnd decided step to
right tlc many wrongs.
In Tno (lifter Wars.
"To-day we arc practically at war
-lth Haytl and Santo Domingo. If the
Democrats mean by their claim that
they havo kept us out of tho Kuropean i
war, then their claim is ridiculous. How
muld Germany, or Ingland, or Russia, I
ir France have gone to war with us at 1
ai.y time since the Kuropean war began? I
on our side, how could we have gone to
war with our navy In r hopeless, Ineffec
'ive condition, and when wc have not
l..td even enough soldiers to protect our
"As to preparedness: Mr. Wilson's
T.holo claim on this ocore would bo a
Joke were It not so tragic and far
reaching In Its serious consequences to
this country. He had been In the White
House but a few days when he refused
to recognize Huerta. We may differ
as to whether he was right or wrong In
'his action, but having decided not to
ncognlze Huerta ho should, at the very
Mnie moment, have niallifd that such a
tep made us assume very grave and
'ar reaching responsibilities ; that his
union might lead tn war; that It was
tuito likely to lead to intervention. His
hctinn made us tho sponsor to Kurope
lor the restoration nnd maintenance of
rdtr in Mexico. At that very moment
he should have proceeded to prepare
fr the serious military operations
hat might follow. Ho did nothing nf
the kind. He let matters drift; and
i-Nen when tho great European war
broke out and ho began to write his
'trtct accountability notes to Germany
with or without postscript) he did not
Win any real preparation for the eon
"enucnem that might follow. On the
Jntrary. nt the very moment ho pro-1
l.iltned to the world that wc were 'too
croud to fight.' i
llrrnd Line Prosperity,
"Tlila Is the actual condition ; these.
Sin tho actual facts; yet the Democratic
1 uinliil.ilo has the audacity to apptal for
votes for the Presidency with tlm own
OalKii cry that ho has provided military
l i'li redness.
"Now as to prosperity: The climax
capprd when they, make this rlnlni.
Prosperity! Have wo fuiiiotten tho frco
.'Killing house, the bread line, tho 'bun
dle' days of lfrH? American Industrie
wtr- nourishing nnd no one was out of
Turk whin Wilson and tho Democratic
"otigrrss took possession of our Gov
ernment on March i, Within six
months they had a Democratic law In
"P'Mllon, and what it destructive oper
at .ii It was ' Not long after Km State
iOM'inoia sent In special messages to
'iilr legislatures seeking aid for the
liou'snds of men and women who were
mt uf work. The Mayors of uur cities
upp'imltd committees to relieve the dla
".Matters were going from had to
worn. In the general paralysis of Indus-
ry when all of a sudden the Kuropean
.ir binkn out and the men In Kurope.
ho had been at work on manufactured
tforxis with which this country was be-
ig Hooded, suddenly had to stop that
urk and git to their battlefields. In
"billion to that Kurope began to .place
uinerous and large contracts for war
iniinilons here. Our factories all started
up and the unemployed were given em
moment on war munition order. They
" "till employed on these toilers, which
iKficgale hundreds upon hundreds of
minimis of dollars. In addition the Ku.
Mii-an war enabled our fstniers to sell
r crops nt prices cry tniicli above
Phis Is the kind of prosiierlty wears
'v nijiiylng, One would athlnk that
' " ii I would be ashamed tn refer to
i ml nf iriii'l'll', ct the Demo
in uitiiiilly boasting uf It. Ill
I1 st plate, It la stained with the
inil nml tears of Kornpe. In the next
lte, .Mr Wilson had nothing wlutUter
t do with providing It
OIBL CRUSHED BY ELEVATOR.
Caasjkt Satwaaa Car lha(( la
Relaasesl by Flramea.
Aa May Gibson, It years old, of 9 St.
Nicholas avenue, a clerk In a department
store nt Ilroadway and Wlllnughby nve
ntie, llrooklyn, was waiting In nn eleva
tor ut tlm fourth floor of the start) for the
operator to return yesterday, tho car
stnrted down. Sim attempted to escape
and was caught between tho car and the
Kmptnyecs wero nnahlo to extricate
her and It was necessary to send for
Hook and Jjulclcr Company lit. Tho
firemen chopiied away u part of the wall
and got her out. Miss Gibson's feet and
legs were badly injured, She did not
lose consciousness until she was released.
11,000 Verdict for Girl's Death.
A Jury In tho llronx County Supreme
Court gave a verdict yesterday for 111,
600 to ICdward Pultun, 3S1 Kast 152(1
street, for thu ilisith of his seven-ycar-old
daughter, Catherine, who was run
down nnd killed two yenrn ago by an an
tomobllo driven nnd owned by George A.
MacCormack, Kim piauo. The Ilront.
MacCormack asserted that the arlrl wiji
trylnc to save her companion, Gerari a I
Cahlll, 9 years old, of 2t?0 Tlehout nvt- i
The Broken Promise
The Democrats Pledged Themselves to Reduce
r the Cost of Living But Living Expenses
Are Now the Highest on Record
The following is a plank from their Platform of 1912
"HTHEhigh cost of living is a serious problem
in every American home. The Republi
can Parly, in its platform, attempts to escape
from responsibility for present conditions by
denying that they are due to a protective tariff.
"We take issue with them on this subject,
and charge that excessive prices result in a
large measure from the high-tariff laws en
acted and maintained by the Republican Party
and from trusts and commercial conspiracies
fostered and encouraged by such laws, and we
assert that no substantial relief can be secured
for the people until import duties on the neces
saries of life are materially reduced and these
criminal conspiracies broken up."
Upward Climb of the Cost of Living
from 1913 to 1916.
Baud on figurti from the Ntw York Timrs Financial Stetion)
19x5 K)i4 1915 1916
The Cost of Living NOW Is the Highest on Record
Nearly 40 Higher than in 1913 when the
Democratic Low Tariff Law Took Effect.
If it is true, as Mr. Wilson claims, that our present prosperity is not due
to the war, then the high cost of living is not due to the war.
The Democratic Party cannot claim the credit for one without assuming
the responsibility for the other.
What You Paid in 1913
and What You Pay Now
Articles Unit 1913 1916 Increase
Flow. .Bbl. $4.65 $9.75 110?;
Sugar. . lb. .04V4
Lard . . lb. .10
Eggs . .doz. .36
.58 61 rr
Sty Jfeur J oxk $imt$
HTW TOSK. WIDNttDAl, NUtlMACH i rtrrt fWt fAOM, M
(TCOAL AT $20Tt0nV
A POSWTY HERE I
ts, Dorntttk) 8itM Already Retail- W
(ng at t1m Many Parts W
L of th. City. J
What You Paid in 1913
and What You Pay Now
Salt Pork lb. .12
Salt Beef. lb. .09
Butter.. 'lb. .31
Steak. ... lb. ,24Vz .28
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