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murderous guns of a firing squad!
"That is what the war in Mexico
has meant to women! But to the
men it has meant merely brutal sport
and unnameable hcense!
"Would you Americans, in the
name of peace, send armies into Mex
ico and thus only prolong these mis
erable conditions? Can't you see
that, under the leadership of my
uncle, General Carranza, the forces
of law and order will soon triumph,
if left to themselves?
"Huerta, I think, is a coward at
heart. He will run away, instead of
making a last stand at the head of his
men. My uncle is a true statesman,
a student and an upright, capable
statesman. As a member of his fam
ily who have known him long and
well I want to plead with the Amer
ican people to let him work out the
salvation of Mexico by himself, with
only the co-operation of the rapidly
growing middle class and the intelli
gent patriots of all classes who are
"For the sake of the honor and
happiness of your women, and ours,
don't intervene in Mexico!"
ONE TREE WE'LL SPARE
First Hobo I kinder likes to look
at a Christmas tree.
Second Hobo So does I. It's a
kind of comfort to feel dat dere's one
kind of wood dat nobody's liable to
By Berton Braley.
J They called him a "piker" perhaps
they were right,
He didn't spend much with the
On drinks and cigars he was certain
And to tip gave him really a pang.
He never "threw money around like
Or played "the good fellow" at all;
At the club he was known as a "lime"
and a "quince"
And the sums that he squandered
But his family had what his purse
And he slaved for his girls and his
He'd lend to a comrade in need all his
Without any boasting or noise.
He would help any chap in the Down
and Out Club,
Though the fact wasn't blazoned to
But waiters declared 'him a "cheap
skate" and "dub"
And spendthrifts considered him
Well, here is the moral, too- potent to
And one it is wise to recall,
"A sport is a sport, but a piker like
Is the bulliest sport of them all!"
Icelandic settlers have played no
small part in the progress and pros
perity of the province of Manitoba,
Canada. The Icelander has set the
pace for all the incoming races. In
Winnipeg there are Icelanders worth
from $100,000 to $500,000. Outside
the city it is not unusual to find Ice
landers with farms of 1,000 acres, all
of which they have earned in that
country, for few of them possessed
ask you to chop.
I $100 when they arrived.