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Andy Lawrence is supposed to bi
in California for his health, BUT
A criminal lawyer appeared before
the Butts committee as Andy s per
Goodness sakes alive! Has that
voting machine probe committee got
something up its sleeve?
Anyhow, why can't Andy's paper
relieve the suspense and. tell us all
why Andy nas a lawyer Hanging
around looking after his interests?
No matter what anybody may
trunk of Uov. Sulzer himseir, Mrs,
Sulzer has proven that she's game
And Tammany Hall Is probably in
for the worst political licking It ever
got; It looks like John Purroy
Mitchell for next mayor of New York.
Mayor Gaynor is exceeding the
puritanical speed limit in yanking
gueste out of restaurants after 1 a. m.
When these mayors insist on hav
ing moral spasms they ought to go
out in a ten-acre Jot and throw the
fit all by themselves.
Bear in mind the bar was closed
in Healy's restaurant at 1 a. m.f ac
cording to ordinance; and Healy de
nied, the right of the police to prevent
him from serving food or his guests
from eating it.
If this thing keeps up we'll have to
hire a policeman to stick around each
citizen to tell him what to do.
Chicago isn't quite so bad, but it's
bad enough. The 400 can hire the
Blackstone Hotel, dance the tango
and lick up bubbly water all night
ong, but casual guests can't dance
in a downtown cafe, even if the
guests happen to be man and wife.
We donlt believe the morals of the
400 who dance at the Blackstone are
a darned bit better than the' morals of
common folks who dance in a
cheaper booze joint.
The trouble is that too many
mayors take the personal view of a
lew hysterical reformers as public
sentiment; and it isn't public senti
ment at all. r
Humanity isn't pure, never was
and probably never will ,be; but hu
manity is fairly, wholesome at that. .
It's human, And people generally,
want to do pretty much as they ;
please, so long as they don't interfere
with the rights of others to do the'
MEXICAN COMMON PEOPLE
WANT A CHANCE TO LIVE.
Washington, Aug. 14. President'
Wilson says he is convinced that
there is more or less organized effort '
to force the United States into war1
with Mexico. Why should there he
any such effort? Briefly, here is thes?
Wall street's speculative interests'
In Mexico have no assurances thatj
they would find protection or per-'
petuation at the hands of the revolu- '
tlonary party. One thing the revolu-
tlon has been fought for Is relief from
exploiting of the common people by
foreign and domestic grafters, i
The common people want a chance
They want the land holdings
broken up and want a chance to stop
paying tribute to the great horde of
foreign holders of concessions who .
have capitalized their holdings and T
distributed huge profits in endless .
dividends on watered Btock. Huerta ,
stands for a continuation of this sys-1
tern. He has promised to pay all
American and foreign claims if rec-
Wall street favors recognition of ,
the Huerta government, or, as an al-
ternative, armed intervention by the i
United States. This alternative is
the choice of our speculative inter
ests to avoid Buccess for the revolu
tion. Armed intervention would pre
sumably secure American " investors '
in the possession of their properties
and insure stability and further op- J
portunltles for exploitation in com-
int vears. Asrainst this tlan the ad-
ministration has firmly set its facfc