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THE SUN, SUNDAY,' NOVEMBER 5, 1916.
10 BANDIT RULE NEW though none was kilted and tlx of machine guns and automobile trucks. He ramo to Quaymas expressly to protect us and Washington absolutely forbade his landing when the need came. "What President Wilson aaya about hla motives for ,refuslng to protect American lives and property In Mexico Is mere foolishness to Mexicans. Few ran understand It. Nona believe It It Is an Impossible policy. It Is baaed on an utter mliunderntandlng of the facts." HIGH COST HITS BEAN BAG. tion to substitute cherry ilta for the old faehloned navy bean In the manufacture of bags appeared to be In favor with the Hoard of induration committee until Mrs. Qeorse P. Vosbrlnk, a member, arrived at the session yesterday slightly late. "We will make ourselves ridiculous by adopting such a suggestion," said Mm. Vosbrlnk. "Tho children do not eat the beans and If enough cannot be had to fill benn bags the pupils can get along with out them until such a time aa they do not cost eo much." house at the foot of Division avenue, Wlltlamshurg, who lives at 34 Division avenue, wero crushed to death while at play yesterday ot tho front Moop of a dwelling at 648 V'ythe avenue by a live ton motor truck laden with goods of Austin, Nichols ft Co. Tho machine, In charge of Thomas Deneen of 192 T.ilrd avenue, Brooklyn, Is alleged to hav had a defective lire. It was going along Wythe avenue when tho chauffeur loai control of the truck and It dashed upon the sidewalk, h, atantly killing the two children. A:,, other child who waa taylng with tie Barretts saw the truck approaching ,U( escaped. A crowd threatened the driver and ar. other man who was on the scat Mth him. The men were rccucd by a pol.i! man. The chauffeur was arretted .m taken to the Clymer stret station, wle . Coroner Wagner later held him f, homicide. the moat heavily fortified rancnea were taken and burned. "We aoDealed for helD acaln to the Ck leave Manafactarer Proposes to flabstltata Cherry Stoaes. CntcAoo, Nov. 4. The bean bag which for many years has been a feature of play In the public schools of the country Is the latest victim' of hlBh prices. Tho proposal of a bean bag maker to a com mittee of the Chicago Board of educa TRUCK KILLS TWO CHILDREN, REGIME IN MEXICO de fneto Oovernment of Mexico, which had 8.000 troop within ten hours rail road haul, and to Admiral Wlnslow only naisnsf Motor Hashes on Will In tn a Tin r a Mltlmalk. Emily and Kdwanl Hnrrctt, fi and 2 years old, children of dipt. O. W, Bar rctl, attached to the U. It. T. power fifty miles away. I know that Admiral Wlnnlow tried desperately to got per mlrnlon to come to our assistance. So hard did he try that he waa In danger of court martial. He had 4,000 men, American Tolls of Despolia tion hv So-Cnlled Constita tlonnllst Soldiers. WELL FOR TWO YEAHS' POLITICAL. ' POLITICAL, MMT1CAL. j POLITICAL. POLITICAL. POLITICAL. POLITICAL. I ' ' f Jnstifies Mnflero Revolt, but Sn.vs "Hobols"' of To-day Are Merely Bobbers. This true story, whlrh. throws a tight on the results of President Wilson's pol icy toward Mexico. Is told by a young American, nine years out of college, who Waa one of a colony of 200 Americans who lived for several years In friendly relations with thousands of Mexicans. Harassed for more than two years by so-called Constitutional toldlcrs, they wcro finally driven out when they no loncer owned property worth looting. This wltneM of nlmost Indescribable cts of cruelty and violence eays: "I was ono of 600 refugees on the TJnlleil States cruiser Buffalo, which landed last Fourth of July In San Diego, Cat. Most of them had left everything they had saved In a life of toll and ex treme hnrdshlp behind them. Meet of them have to bentn nil over again after having spent their lives In developing nuch needed Industries and Introducing tiew Ideas and employment to the Mexi can peons. "Who la the greater friend of human ity, the man who has risked his life and the best years of his career In try ing to keep running the mines, railroads, factories and farms of a country living and suffering nmong Its people and for several years staving off starvation or worse- rr the man who smugly prates about humanity and oppressed, helpless people, having Just sanctioned the sup plying of the murderer and opprensor with his necessary tools, arms and am munition? The "Advrntnrrr" Vsksons, "I have lived for nine years In three northern States of Mexico. I have known hundreds of Mexicans and other foreigners In Mcxlro. I hnve known none of the predatory, adventurer type. I haxe seen wages advance from I pesos n month to 60 : I have seen a whole new c'nss created mechanics. railroad operators, ofllre men In the Mexican population, and the only op tnsltlon that we met was that of the rich upper cI.irs, who resented Increase of wigcs and tho peon's release from bondage. "My neighbors and I have had five yenrs of trouble. It wasn't bad, though, until two year.' ago since then It haa been hell! There, were Just causes for the Madero revolution ngnlnst the rich land hoMIng clats of Mexicans, but tho Americans are not of this class, with me exception of a few notable caes. "We were In sympathy with Madero. for we couM understand what ho fought for. Hut after Madero The so-called leaders to-day can never establish order. They are of the worst element. They re leaders becaue they are tho most ruthless raiders among the Jail sweep ings, who won't work and the desperate Men who lose their all. Iet me tell you tow such a leader gets his power. "A Mexican of family plants his crop of torn and tend" It. One day comes a detachment of Vllllstns. Zapatistas or, Carranrlstas the label doesn't matter. They must hnvo feed for their horses. The corn Is Jut forming In the car: the patch Is well fenced. They merely knock down tht fence and turn their horses Into the standing corn. Their horses pro. I vined ror, the men go to the peon s house to search for saddles, blankets, clothing anything worth taking. All night long the peon's women folk cook for the 'sol diers.1 Itetiel "Mnrrlngr" Ceremony. "If there I a girl In the family any where from 12 years of age upward one or morn of the 'officers' will make an offer of marriage, an offer which must be accepted and tho marriage cere mony consists of the terrllled mother leading her daughter to the 'officer's' tent. "If a peon dares to resist any part of the programmo he Is Instantly arcused of being a sympathizer with the other fac tion and made a prisoner. Bound, he watches the smnshtip, and if he struggles he Is shot. Is It strange that after such on experience this peon goes looking for a gun and Joins the nearest 'general who Is for the moment fighting his despollers? . "For two years I and my neighbors have watched this going on. Wo saw the fine flower of the Indian population drawn awny to wrve In the Constitutionalist .army defending Mexico city. Into tho irarrlson neares' were sent the Jail birds and riffraff from the south. It was a signal to the Indians left behind, together with Mnxlmn deserters from both sides, armed by our Government's decree, to come down from the hills to loot. Twice my own ranch buildings were burned, my rain carried Into the hills, my cattle killed or driven off. And what happened to me was the common fate except that killing was added to plunder In the case of some of our Mexican and American neighbors. "Only once have I known an Ameri can's home to be Invaded. This was the home of a well known American's widow. She had a daughter of 14. Two "generals' came there for a meal. One of them, who already had three 'wives' living within n radius of 300 miles, pro posed to 'marry' the girl. He Insisted upon a civil 'marriage' becauso of the (lrl's parentage. Judge Ordered to Come. "Ho sent an order to a Judge to come and perform the ceremony. The Judge refused, ami the 'general' sent soldiers with a haililleil horse. Of course, thu judge came, ami to make the farce a llttlo moro heemly, the I'restdento (Mayor) of the town was forced to wit ness tho ceremony. Ah a Mirt of sop to .Ills conscience tho Mayor fined tho 'gen "eral" 2,000 pesos about f 40 In American money, "On May in, 1915, a force of Taqul Indians (about 400) equipped by the Constitutionalists to fight liuerta'u troops, with rllloa and ammunition from the United Slates, by the direct sanc tion of the United States when tho em bargo wan lifted, came down upon our ranches. We put up the best tight wo could and sent nn urgent call for help to a garrison of Mexican soldiers "not twenty-flvo miles away. For five days, the raiding Indian camped In the val ley, and they retired to (he mountains unhindered. Not a soldier came to help us. "Threo Arnerlncns were killed. We appealed to Washington for protection. Some rrulsera wero ordered to fluyamaa ,i 1 1 n 1 1 1 llftv mllAa nnuv Wt.l .nn. sent by us to Admiral Howard. Another apprui nun sum u mo Mexican garrison, but no help camo to us. Washington refused to allow Admiral Howard to land marines and sailors. "On December 20 came the Indiana again l,2U(i strong. Two hundred Mexican soldiers were the only force to onnose thorn. Forty anMlara wm killed, many Americans were under flr Lest YOU know that, business was good in 1912 and the early part of 1913. Woodrow Wilson and a Dem ocratic Congress came into power on March 4th, 1913. In New York, Governor Glynn, when thousands were working for 10 cents an hour, sent a special message to the New York Legislature in which he said: "Public attention has been forcibly turned to the fact that a large number of men are un able to find employment. During the past Fa.ll and Winter the problem of the unem ployed has steadily grown more acute. For the man who is not sincerely anxious to secure work the public has no sympathy. For the man who is anxious to work but cannot find employment the State haa sympathy and a very real concern." Read these Headline from New York City Newspapers: (New York Times, March 8, 1914) 25,600 MEN DROPPED BY THE N. Y. CENTRAL Falllnf Off In Earnlnee Has Pereed Retrenchment Slnoe Dee. 1, Hardin Says (New York Sun. Doc 6, JQlt) UT OF WORK ARMY LAMEST III TEARS IVattoaal Employment Aaeeeastlee Be porta Fraettrally Ne Jeht te a found. MOBB MEN LAID OFT DAILY. Ballroada In4uKtr1s.il Hate to Be r Iannis Big Beduetloiia. (New York Sun, Jan. jo, 1014) MAYOR TACKLES BIG JOBLESS" PROBLEM Mltchel Bean Suggestion! at Confer ence oa Unemployment. MAT flCK ADVISEES Geeeta of Municipal Longing Bowse Snow Two-fold Increase In Tear. (New York Timet, Ftk $, IplJ) 500,000 BUNDLES FOR THE JOBLESS Headquarter! of Mayor's Com mittee Swamped by Response to Appeal for Clothes. (New York Sun, May tt, 19x4) NEW TARIFF BITS I. S. TRABE BARB aai Faetertet Down, oat uanorta Ji TBBASTJBY DEFICIT BIS. (Baltimore Sun, Juno 1$, 1914) 11,000 MEN LAID OFF Cut at Locomotive Works Blamed On Rate De cision Delay. HOURS OF WORK MADE SHORTER We Forget AT INDIANAPOLIS the Central Labor Union Issued a cir cular, part of which is reproduced in the following facsimile : STAY AWAY Discourage All Who Are Thinking of Coming To This City. Thousands of Men Are Walking the Streets Every Day Looking for Work. AGAIN WE ADVISE YOU STAY AWAY FROM INDIANAPOLIS. Signed: ARTHUR MILES. C. C. BARBER. DAVID ERBLEDING, L. A. BARTH. Sec'y, Committee. Approved by Indianapolis C. L. U. January 25. 1915, and ordered distributed. Labor papers please copy. The Sudden Change The great European War began. The months all the. industries of this country factories in Europe ceased making goods were humming, to be sold in America and began sending 1 1 i us orders for all sorts of war munitions. Thefollowingtablcshowstheenormous Our factories were speeded up, the unem- expansion of our business, due wholly to ployed were put to work, and within a few the European War, Just before Two years the war later EXPORTS Year ending Year ending Julyl. 1914 July 1, 1916 Cattle, Horses and mules $ 4,700,000 S9S,S00,000 Brass, Manufactures of : 4,000,000 128,000,000 Breadstuffs r.T.:: 1G5,000,000 435,000,000 Aeroplanes and parts . 220,000 7,000,000 Automobiles and parts .""Trr. 33,000,000 120,000,000 Cars, push carts, motor cycles, etc 51,000,000 167,000,000 Chemicals, dyes, acids, soda salts, etc 27,500,000 124,000,000 Copper to France, Italy and England 55,000,000 129,000,000 Explosives 6,000,000 467,000,000 Iron and steel : 251 ,000,000 62 1 ,000,000 Firearms .WT . 3,500,000 IS.000,000 Metal working machiner'.....":...::nr: 14,000,000 61,000,000 Nails and spikes A 2,500,000 10,000,000 Barbed wire and other wire....::.?..:; 7,800,000 40,000,000 Leather and skins 36,500,000 80,000,000 Boots and shoes .' .7.:;:::: 18,000,000 47,000,000 Manufactured leather and skins 57,000,000 146,000,000 Condensed milk .7. 1,300,000 12,000,000 Refined sugar .1 1,800,000 79,000,000 Wool, apparel and manufactures of 6,900,000 73,000,000 Zinc. 406,000 45,000,000 $747,132,000 $2,9O7,S00,000 When This War is Over every thoughtful man knows that Europe you will vote in favor of restoring at the will no longer need to buy from us these close of the European war the same in quantities of goods. Therefore, the work dustrial conditions in this country that required to make them will not exist. at t,mJTthc1 war brok.e,out; . . 7, .... c . If you vote for Hughes you will vote for t Furthermore, the millions of men who a protective tariff that yn prcvcnta rc. are now m the armies of Europe will go turn o such conditions. We are for the back into their factories and again begin to full dinner pail after the war. manufacture goods to sell to us at prices We are for continuing the smoke from based on low wages, just as they did dur- our factory chimneys when we no longer ing the few months after the passage of manufacture munitions. Our whole in- the Underwood tariff bill. dustrial fabric, in view of the flood of There never was a plainer proposition. foreign products which will overwhelm If on next Tuesday you vote for Wilson, us after the War is As Insecure as a Ranchman's Cabin On-coming Prairie Fire Vote for. Hughes! The Wilson-Underwood tariff bill was passed in October. 1913. Business immediately began to show signs of stagnation and recession. 1914 In Ohio, Governor Willis sent a special message to the Legislature, in which he said: "I have no desire to dwell on the unhappy industrial conditions existing in Ohio and other States. Nevertheless the fact remains that thousands of able bodied young honest men and women are out of employment." When this message appeared in the Ohio papers it was accompanied with the comment that the industrial conditions then prevail ing were worse than at any time since the Cleveland panic of 1893. Read these Headline from New York City newspapers: (New York Times, Feb. 10, 1914) PHILADELPHIA'S MANY IDLE 75,000 Out of Work, but Busi ness Prospects are Improving. (New York Sun, Jan. p, 19:4) WOMEN OUT OF WORK PLEAD FOR CHANCE Tell at Cooper Itatoa of Conditions That Bar Them From Bread winning. THEN M ASCII IS STB EXT. (New York Timet, Feb. J, 1914) 325,000 MEN NOW OUT OF WORK HERE And Most of Them Have Homes and Families to Support, Says Charity Association. 140,000 LABORERS ARE IDLE (New Yntk Sun, Dee. jo, 19x4) CITT CAN'T GIVE iOO SHOES TO JORLESS MEN State Law Keeps Feet of Some Unem ployed From Being Newlr Shod. OFFICIALS TO HELP GIVE WOBK TO IDLE (New York World, Marth 4, 1914) POVERTY GREATER THAN IN 40 YEARS Charity Organization Society Never Before Asked to Aid So Many Families. (New York Sun, Du. St, 1914) NEEDS OF JOBLESS CALLED DESPERATE Henry St. Settlement Worker Telia Mayor's Committee of Terrible Conditions. BELIEF FLANS ADVANCED. With an Republican National Publicity Committee