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HEAR HEARST RAVE
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Gee, but I'd hate to own a million
acres of cheap land in Mexico if it
worries me like Hearst's million acres
worry him. "
He tried his derndest to drive Pres
ident Wilson into a war of conquest
with Mexico. He wanted an army of
occupation sent down there. It made
no difference to him, of course, how
many young American soldiers might
lose their life in war with Mexicans.
They would guard his property and
that would make it much more val
uable than it is now.
And if Uncle Sam could be driven
into annexing Mexico, why that
would make Hearst's Mexican land
still more valuable. It would also
make millions for Gen. Otis, the
Rockefellers, Guggenheims and other
plutes who played ball with Diaz and
got valuable concessions.
But President "Wilson's humane no
tion that Mexico should belong to the
Mexicans and that this republic
shouldn't rob them of their land or
exploit them for the enrichment of
a few land hogs and mining and oil
magnates well, that didn't suit the
Hearst-Otis game a little bit.
So Willie got peeved and has been
knocking President Wilson ever since
and brutally abusing Bryan.
Now Hearst is throwing another
fit The Wilson policy of taking the
South American republics into Uncle
Sam's confidence, knocking the Knox
dollra diplomacy into a cocked hat
and treating our southern neighbors
as friends instead of prey well, that
doesn't fit in with Willie's plans at all.
So Willie Hearst himself has writ
ten a full page editorial abusing Pres
ident Wilson because he was once a
college professor, and letting the
spasm in Hearst's pocketbook reach
clear up to his head.
A recent issue of Hearst's maga
zine gave a list of Hearst's creditors.
Among them were E. H. Gary, chair
man of the finance committee of the
Steel trust; George W. Perkins of tha
Harvester trust, George Gould, James
Speyer and others.
The present policy of Hearst pa
pers toward President Wilson ought
to establish a credit for him with the
Rockefellers, Morgans, Guggenheims
and other exploiters who are sore at
President Wilson because he wouldn't
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And that ought to make it easily
possible for Willie to float a new is
sue of bonds in Wall street
When President Wilson moved the
real seat of government from Wall
street, New York, over to Washing
ton, D. C., where the people placed it,
there was weeping and wailing and
gnashing of teeth.
And now that the government is
being used for the people instead of
being loaned to Wall street and bat
tleships have been converted from a
piratical fleet flying the black flag of
the modern financial buccaneers Into
a navy for the real government and
the army is run from Washington in
stead of from Morgan's office well,
it isn't altogether strange that the
kept newspaper publishers are howl
ing themselves black in the face
Fortunately, however, the people of
this country have finally got onto
Hearst's game, and pay no attention
to his editorial outbursts. When
Hearst shoots off what looks to him
like an editorial 16-inch gun, it looks
to the people like one of those Fourth
of July penny pinwheels.
So keep up spluttering, Willie. No
body minds it If you cut the comics
out of your papers nobody would read
them but your creditors.
New York. According to G. W.
Perkins, telephone, not tariff, father
of trusts. Has installed in his Broad
way office a huge placard imparting
New York. Girl models at nation
al jewelry show are wearing watches
on their garters.