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. f Tmerca . t i Louisiana, d .rle Amns ,e t ''\e w S )rlt ( ;ilit -sn '' :ylihetnth (18th) -# r nth of Marc. the tr of our S tLd "nlie hl ','"in alnd iteen, iU ndence o I ntt'd States the oe hum-..el ,In! thirty-ninth. Sthe one t try public, sed a .,, ,. ct and for oi Ort l can . i " ,, ut niana, ni d a iti i f -e cr ,f the iafter n.,f ' .tnd un1,i sfined. ce and al'p ! 1. EIwlin L. ..sitofthee ad, 1:,- " !t1 Expo New i' trl vs i sia,:li na; pas., whoe p .,t rt, hir : ess is dret. New i it: Louisiana; iart whos, p, t er address is I rtNew i' " I.tii.iana, Ite o " full age " " i " y. who de It t have nd1d....'.i a snts fre t- . ,, ,n undo o-f ouisian '. i icct and oeinarfter t'." e " t, a s-- te name of t' - i , n hall Orleafns' .' ... it'.i.. I shall exit f i arar-,. ine shall be , i .. 'arih h ltistana. C ,... ,tlr proc he served oi I"' .. ar llon ident. iie I:ol -t , etiry .-'T[e objects a- , i,'rl ...t ... f this Sae to acquire I't" s-l lr-ship .".10 s dtoc Operate t l ,e Iu to taie aid ; tO engage uto !:, rtd" a rI tIaviga do all th :I ', , .-,try r inent o the thile ini of the ii ctl..c herein ton - beorporafi ,i, ad t. gnrtgan ge, Of su 'h ·te.,n -hip a ~The rapitahtscl, , tli cortpor l be seventy -'':tr P,,,,,n dollars divided into seven l:ii':ilred and fifty I t of one hu:n redt ,l$dlar n ($100) five thousand dtollars ($0,)lr of stock shall Ire is-led ti the said ri y.an subscrll'ers heretio, for the Sprice of the S. S. "Mi ila"; Tshet of the sai cial, tal stock, to fsosand dollars ($tl'i.tlMi, shall tie cL hall be of .cqdml lgnity and en i a same rights iri ths. cirlporatlhn. ptalt stock afirre.ud y iv be ti - five hundred thusal.ind dollars S. c"Mohlda" refirrred to in the paragraph i a: a rnlo i and steel steamship of 1.$ tonsa tiet regts > long and 35-fot Ioe.ll, now lying Missjssippi Rivet in te pI,,rt of sew at the wharf of the Amertcan Sugar The said steamlshil is seaworthy, in idk and conditton, atn is aplraised -- I by the subscrilbers hereto at the am of sixty-five thlousard dollars $V-All the corporate powers herein sr conferred by law pon corpora isg the power to sell ally or all of the corporatlon, nhall be exer - . board of diretctors, composed of gkbolders. but the board of direc be increased to tive members by adopted at ftiv meeting held by A majority of the board ahall a gusrum. baed of directors shall be: Edwin whose postioice address is 1531 levnard, New (Orleans, Loutsi S. Bryan. whose postoffice ad " Walnut street, New Orleans, and William K. Dart. whose post is 3708 ('anal street. New Or ; who shall serve for one rtil their successors are elected the present Iard to serve S Monday of January, 1916. -A meeting of the stockholders bdd annually, on the third Monday fee the election of the board of lad if for any reason said meeting id on said day, then less than a doI said stockholders may adjourn to any other day and until a rýes nt and a board elected. -The names and postoffice ad - e subscribers to these articles and the amount of shares - geea to take are: Powell, whose postoflice address Boulevard, New Orleans, five hundred and sixty (560) be paid by and through the trans to this corporation of the S. Saforesaid and eighty-seven t be paid in cash at the time of -yan, whose poatoffice address street, New Orleans, Loisi OS) shares, to be paid by and ds of the S. S. '"Mobila" = = t (10) shares, to be paid in n sumbscription. whose postoffice address sieet, New Orleans, Louisiana, res, to be paid in cash at m d neription. ht passed, in mty office, in the Ia rsem on the day, month and written, in the presence of ad Benjamin W. Dart, con who hereunto sign their h samid appearers, and me, no ad reading of the whole. Henry P. Dart, Benjamin L Powell, for 647 shares, od wder of le ,ate s l -in at Orleans, Sa rloeafru certify that the above and i1 movaation of the "New m tml lit Company, ln.t" om I nin my office, s S esrh, nss. 191 iAS J.L ernatd, Dry. it. shaonl h Not. Pub. Z- Y COMPAnYT, INC rI and ofat the aindepen Weed States of America, the mt, Herman Michel, a notary mi and qualified in oaresenc of the witnesses amb hereunto subscribed, who that availing themselves and of the atatutes and e Louisiana, relative to the" tioa, and particularly sea of the General As-; .by these presents cvenant bIIhn d obligate thesnlve st persons s may hereafter wth them, to form and e orporate and porlitic in and puroses, and undera - an provisionas following. mne and title of this cor he tae Dixie Laundry Com adr that name tmt shall ad the rihts, privileges and i by law to corporations, te poer and authority to Sal ed of ninety-nine (99) ia hereof, unless Aonea m ner hereinafter provided shall have the power t tn, to sue and be sued, Searporrte sal, andot the use or amend at pleasure, hsconvey, deliver, and pledge ane y prop and to issue notes and Sth lable inl truments or V ; to have and employ a and other emrloyeersa enee of s:aid cor r demand, and to t eoeporate management eae as may be deemed shc ta an and prposes for o is created, are hereby emirate amend conduct a iau drieo in the City of ao Louisiana, or else Stihe business of said cor dollars, divided into, m issued, shall be uald iapty, or in the equava Sapata? stock of this cor iteaed to one hundred _ ,. o0) dollars. All mud ma transfer of stock theanaid cmoporation, un beks and no atokholder add his stock until he it for sale to the then then book value. This dlh n, subscribed pesoesa shall he !tue V wham Story of the Mexican Revolution MOVEMENT HEADED BY CARRANZA AIMS TO ESTABLISH CONSTRUTIONAL FORM OF POPULAR GOVERNMENT (The better element in Mexico is behind Carranza because of his honesty and integrity and the fact that he stands for a government of principle and not of men.) The view of the ordinary American citizen in regard to Mexico is that it has become just one Provisional President after another Changes have been so kaleidoscopic and the daily news has been so conflicting that it has become almost impossible for "the man on the street" to under stand the true situation in the Repub lic to the south of us. His exasperation has reached that point where he now dismisses the whole affair with a comment that "a lot of bandits seem to be fighting among themselves in Mexico as to who shall be allowed the privilege of looting the country and I reckon Uncle Sam will have to step in one of these days and straighten things out." The one significant fact that has served to make Americans believe that possibly behind the present turmoil in Mexico there may be after all some thing big and serious, has been the broad humanitarian view that Presi dent Wilson has consistently taken in regard to the Mexican revolution. A brief history of the present revo lutionary movement in Mexico tends to clear up many of the things that have remained incomprehensible to Americans and sheds a light on the entire situation that gives a true un derstanding of the conditions in that country as they exist today. The present revolution actually had its inception with Francisco Madero in 1910. Most Americans are familiar with the rapid and unexpected tri umph of Madero over Diaz, but it is not generally known that Madero's regime failed to be a success and live up to the high hopes and expectations that had been born with it, because he had been too generous in compro mising with the reactionaries and that they on account of their dominance of the two hold-over houses of Congress were able to defeat all his plans for the betterment of his people. Assassination of Madero. The shameful assassination at the instigation of Huerta excited such a feeling of indignation in the United States as to make President Wilson's stand in refusing to recognize the Government set up by Huerta on the dead body of Madero, as being emi nently Just and in keeping with the" best traditions of this country. Madero's death put the old cienti fcos, reactionaries and clerics back again in power. This necessitated that the struggle Madero had success fully waged must again be taken up, and accordingly there came into ex istence with the new movement a new shibboleth that has rung from one end of Mexico to the other: "Justrce and Reform and no compromise." The first man to refuse to accept the authority of the dictator Huerta and to fling into his face a bitter de fiance was Venustiano Carranza, then Governor of the State of Coahuila. Carranza has been one of the strong est supporters of Madero and during the previous revolution had acted as Minister of War in the assassinated President's provisional cabinet. Carranza's patriotic stand drew the attention of all liberty loving Mexi cans to Coahulla and there soon ral lied around the Governor's standard a number of high-minded and patriot ic Mexicans, who banded together to overthrow the usurper Huerta and re establish a constitutional government in Mexico. Accordingly it was under these cir cumatances the much heard of, but little understood plan of Guadalupe came into existence. The main planks of this plan are as follows: "For the organisation of the mill tary forces necessary to make compli ance with our purposes, we name as Plrst Chief of the forces which shall be called 'Constitutionalists,' Don Venustiano Carransa, Governor of the State of Coahuila. "On the occupation by the Consti tutionalist forces of the City of Mexi c6, the Executive power shall be taken charge of by Don Venustiano Carran sa, First Chief of the forces, or who ever may be subetituted In command. "The president ad interim of the Re public shall convoke general elections as soon as peace shall have been es tablished, delivering the power to the person who shall be elected." Genesi of Revolution. This was thb genesis of the revolu tioe against Huerta, which had, as can be seen, as its one big hope, the re establishment of a constitutional form of government In Mexico. Following this triumph. the necessary reforms d whem shall own in his own right, during the tlrm of his .c, at least one full pala share of th stock of this corporation. The rst board if directs of this corpora tisson sll be compoed of A. S rPiasrde S. Solemn St., Isaac Sostheimer 3S19 t not St. Max N. Kohaesr, 3521 (hes tnut St. Hiass Mchild,523 m'itt St., sil of NSew.Or leae, La. The usitre of the first hoard of dircors sasll be A. S. Picar, presdent; Ise Saeelatier, viee-psidesnt d Max N. I eS s whih dais sad asasmlly sein* that the country cried for were thought to follow as a necessary con sequence. The movement against Iluerta was a magnificent effort on the part of the Mexicans to regain the ideals Madero had given them, and not to sink back again into the despotic days of Diaz. The present struggle in Mexico has not justifiable grounds for its exist ence. Villa has made this issue: 'I am to dominate Mexico," and has en deavored to cloak it in a mantle of verbal patriotism and empty sounding platitudes. The element behind Car ranza is not supporting the personal itv of Carranza. At all times it has been willing to sacrifice him for the greater good of the country. It has simply rallied to him in this present conflict, because of his honesty, integ rity and deep seated patriotism. and because he stands for a government of principle and not of men. The revolution against Huerta swept through Mexico with the irresistible force that has ever animated every real struggle for liberty and the dash ing victories of Villa, Gonzales, Obre gon, Herera and others against the Federal troops brought the victorious revolutionists into Mexico City after S17 months of struggle. Huerta fled an exile to Spain. Only one small cloud specked the horizon of the revolution during its early days. This was when Villa, be ing ordered by Carranza to send re inforcements to a brother general, re fused to accept the commands of his superior officer and carried his in subordination to such a length that when his resignation as division com mander was accepted by Carranza, he paid no attention to this action and continued to remain in charge of his army. Carranza's position in this matter was similar to that of President Lin coln during our Civil War, when Mc Clellan, Fremont, Hooker, Burnside and Meade scoffed at the President's knowledge of military strategy and re fused to give any heed to his direc tions as Commander in Chief of the Union forces. In each case, Lincoln was compelled to remove the insubor dinate general from his command. Carransa Retires. Carranza, setting aside all personal considerations and desirous, above anything else, of bringing the revo lution to a triumphant conclusion, agreed to allow General Gonzales to hold a conference with General Villa, in order that the personal differences between the two men might be ad justed and the welfare of the constitu tionalist cause not be Jeopardized. This was effected, but it was clear to the minds of all Mexicans that unless Villa changed his mental attitude and ceased to allow a certain clique of re actionaries, who had come close to his confidences, to Inflate his vanity beyond control, that they would use him as a tool to undermine the now all but attained success of the revolu tion. Events afterwards proved these apprehensions to be well grounded. From the moment that Villa first be gan to dream dreams of an empire and the traitorous kitchen cabinet that surrounded him began to see the prob ability of their nefarious work ripen lag into success, there began a well organised and systematic campaign of publicity in this country with the purpose of painting Carranza as "Anti. American," "ambitious," "hostile," "dictatorial," "stubborn," etc. He was dubbed an "old man in his tottering senility," and other such libelous de scriptions of him were sent broadcast as to create in this country an impres sion that Carranza was totally unfit to act as the Chief Executive of Mex Ico. Carrarm is not a diplomat, in fact, his blunt honesty is at times discon certing in its sincerity; straight cuts rather than winding paths, are the fa vorite ways of his mental trains. He is essentially Anglo-Saxon in his men tal workings and utterly lacks the usu al Latin habits of circumlocution and procrastination. Vera Cruz Note. This was strikingly evidenced in his soalled Vera Crus note to this coun try. Carrania felt that the ocape tion of Vera Crus by our troops was a violation of the sovereignty of Mex ico. Northerns in the Civil War would have entertained the same feeling of resentment against Dbgland had she on account of some differences with the Conederacy occupied Mobile. All America would have been united in hostile array against'the British A somewhat similar sentiment sanimated Mexicoe when the United States army by force took possession of Vera Crs. Fortunately, after a storm of aggra -ation had swept this country over wihat was termed "Carranza's insolent stand," the administration came to appreciate Carransa's position and nothing that marred the friendly feel lag between the White House and the Constitutionalist came of this unfor totrs shall not be regarded as a forfeifmure of this charter. In the election of directors, each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for each share of stock owned by him and standing in his name on the books of th. oompany, and may be cast either in person or by duly authorized proxy, and a majority of the votes cast shall elect. Any vacancy occurring in the hoard of directors, shall be flled by the remaining directors for the unexpired term. Article VI--All meetings of the stockhold es shall he called by written aotice, marled to the last known addrew of eac stochbolder not less than Iftees days before the date Axed for h meIetL . lase said msohs has been valved is writia by the bek Articled VI-This se itsseati y ho~~~~ ~ meddmise~,,Sasw tunate incident. In due time the I greater part of the .\merican people also arrived at the understanding of the patriotism that had prompted Car ranza. After C'arranza had established a government in the national capital he issued a call to all the military lead ers and governors of States who had signed the plan of Guadalupe to meet in convention on October 1st, in Mexi co City, for the purpose of drafting a program of reforms and to name a date for the calling of general elec tions. Villa, ever since his first break with Carranza, had been throwing obstacles in the way of a successful pacification of the country. In order to show him that he harbored no ill feelings Car ranza named Villa to go with General Obregon on a peace mission to settle. a local strife in the State of Sonora. Villa in the course of these negotia tions became so incensed at Obregon. S-ii VENUSTIANO CARRANZA First Chief of the Constitutionalists. who held an equal rank with hin in the Constitutionalist army, because the latter refused to accept his unau thorized dictation and withdrew Gen eral Hill from Sonora in order that 4 Governor Maytorena, Villa's ally, might control the situation and array I that State against Carranza's author. I ity, that in a frenzy of anger he at tempted to kill Obregon. Fortunately being restrained from this by subor dinate officers, he highhandedly placed Obregon under aarest. These events happened but a few days before the time that the Mexico City convention I was to assemble. When earranza was informed of I Villa's unwarranted persecution of Obregon, he ordered the train service 4 north of the City of Aguascalientes, some distance south of where Obre gon was held by Villa, discontinued temporarily from Mexico City, until he could determine whether or not Villa intended his treatment of Obregon to presage a hostile military movement against Carranza. Villa's Insolence. Villa sent a telegram to Carranza t asking him to explain what he termed this hostile action against his division of the North. Carranza sent him the following reply: "Before answering your message which I have just re ceived I desire an explanation of your conduct towards General Obregon in Chihuahua." Instead of Villa giving the requested explanation to his sn perior officer he replied insolently that he would no longer recognize Carran za the First Chief of the Republic. In explanation of this traitorous con duct Villa gave the ridiculous and pet ty reason that he had broken with Car. ranza and was willing to plunge the country into a civil war, because Car ranza did not have sufficient intelll gence or ability to govern Mexico. How farcical this statement really was can be best understood ,when it is ex plained that Villa ,a scarcely read or write and has never read a single book In his life, whilst on the other I hand Carranza is a man of education, culture and business experience. The convention that Carranza had called to meet in Mexico City opened its sessions on the appointed day. Car ransa tendered his resignation ss First Chief to the convention and asked the delegates to accept it it they thought two-thirds of the capital stock thereof, who imay be present or rresented at a general meeting of the stockholders convened for that purpose, and of which due notice has been I Whenever this corporation shall be dis solved, either by limitation or from any other cause, its afairs shall be liquidated by three commassionems to be selected for that purpose from among the stockholders at a meeting of the stockholders convened for such purpose; said commissioners shall remain in office un I til the aRairs of said corporation shall be fully and fially liquidated. Any vacancy soecarril po the liquidators, from any Seay ltSoevm , shall he illed by the re areiss all the rights asinerad as n then laiwi ms gmf ds sad esavey nit. e .S alay desi divids tie thereby such action would be con ducive to establishing permanent peace in Mexico. Thin conver.tion unanimously rejected his resit nation and passed a vote of confidence in tile First Chief. Villa and his army of the North had refused to send delegates to this con vention. In a last effort to settle the difficulty between the Division of the North and the remainder of the ('on stitutionalist army, certain leaders among the Constitutionalists proposed that a commission be sent to treat with Villa and that the convention itself adjourn from Mexico City to Aguascalientes. Carranza. foreseeing, as afterwards came to pass, the futil ity of this action, opposed it, but final ly allowed the delegates of their own volition to move to Aguascalientes to treat with the chiefs of the Northern D)ivision. Primarily the purpose of the Aguas calientes meeting was simply to en* deavor to persuade Villa to send rep resentatives to the convention. After wards it usurped sovereign powers that it did not possess and which Carranza never sanctioned. But Car ranza, putting aside the considerations and rising nobly to the demands of the situation, expressed to the conven tion in writing his willingness not only to resign as First Chief in charge of the executive power of the nation, but to become an exile from his coun try if the delegates ask this of him. The single condition that he stated must govern this abdication was that Villa should resign his command of the Constitutionalist army of the North and if the convention so de creed, must also leave Mexico. Story of Convention. The convention on November 6th passed a resolution calling for the re tirement of both Carransa and Villa. Antonio I. Villareal, Chairman of the convention, thus describes subsequent events: "After the absurd selection of Gen eral Gutierrez as Provisional Presi dent for 20 days, which had been done in deference to the wishes of Zapata, myself and three others were commis sioned to serve notice on the First Chief that he was to resign. Villa had already agreed, so his representa tives stated, to tender his resignation. We would have shortly secured Car. ranza's retirement had not General Gutierres, bullied into action by pres sure brought upon him by Villa, sum moned the latter to Agnascalientes and placed him in command of all the military forces in the country. "This act violated the previous reso. lution of the convention and was con trary to its own mandates, or in other words, contrary to the desires of what was left of it, as it must be remem. bered that out of the 155 registered delegates many had withdrawn for one reason or another until at last there were only 60 members left and 18 out of this 60 had been recalled by their signatories. A quorum in the conve, tion necessitated 79 delegates. "A brief resume of the situation at this critical time might be stated as follows: We said to Carranza: 'Retire or we will fight you. your retirement being made with the understanding that Villi will be forced to withdraw.' We said to General Gutierres and to remaining money and property among the stockholders. No stockholder shall ever be liable or re sponsible for the contracts of this corpora tion in any further sum than the unpaid balance due by him on the shares of stock subscribed to, or owned by him; nor shall any mere informality in the organization of this corporation have the effect of renderins this charter null, or of exposing any stock holder to any further liability than the un paid amount which may be due on his stock subscription. Article IX--The subscribers hereto have respectively written opposite their names, the amount of stock ubscribed for by them. so that this act may also serve as the origi nal subscription list of this poration. and they have also stated their postoeme d Thus doe sad sigued at my e las tim City . New ý Oriesay s e pre. se d OUTLOOK FOR WAR-RI0DEN COUNTRY BRIGHTER THAN MOST AMERICANS REALIZE; PEACE SOON TO REIGN (Carra.nza will establish a constitutional form of government based on the ideals of Madero. Necessary reforms that the people demand wall be enacted for the betterment of all.) the convention 'That Villa retire or we will fight himn and uphold the treo- t lution of the convention. Villa's re- f tirement being ith the understanding I that ('arranza o\ill be forced to retire. " "The reply we received from Gen- e eral (utierrez was that he had given t Villa the cortmmand of the forces which r were to fight anainst Carranza: that d is, he had violated the fundamental r resolution of the convention, which o was the basis of the whole agreement i and the essential condition of our obli- o gation. V This violent and illegal decision re- s lieved us of every oblication toward e an assembly without patriotism or moral force, the tool of an ambitious g and savage faction to which we had c shown undeserved complacency out v of love for peace, but whose blind and I unconditional figureheads we could t not and would not be. "Thereupon we decided with full [ consciousness of our act, certain that we were following the course of pa triotism and duty, to fight Francisco Villa with all our force until we had removed from the horizon of the na tion this menace of reaction and bar barity." Carranza a Civilian. Carranza is essentially a civilian % rather than a military man. From the I inception of the revolution he sought t to direct its destinies as did Presi- I dents IJncoln and Davis control i events in our Civil war. Accordingly when Villa commenced his military campaign against Carranza the latter had not a single soldier directly under a his personal command. His only strength lay in the justice of his cause I and the only means he used to or- I ganize an army was to unfurl the ban- c ner of patriotism and to allow such t generals and their armies to gather c around it as desired to combat for 1 right and justice. The entire Consti- t tutionalist army, exclusive of the Divi- 1 sion of the North, commanded by Vil Ia, flocked to the support of Carranza. ( Carranza withdrew from Mexico City and established the national cap- I ital at Vera Cruz. Pathetic in its note of helplessn"as is the story that President Gutierres a told of conditions existing in Mexico i City while he occupied the presiden tial chair. He narrated this after I he had fled from the city and endeav- 1 ored to attach himself to Carranza. I The following parts of his narrative I are taken up after he recites in detail the executions of Alberto Garcia Ara- I gon, Vice-President of the Aguascali- 1 entes convention and Professor David i Berlango, another distinguished mem- I ber of the convention, both of whom I had been brutally murdered by the 1 orders of Villa. He says: "The members of the i Aguascalientes convention which was i now meeting in Mexico City, justly alarmed by these daily murders, in- 1 formed me that they desired to change I their residence from Mexico City to I the town of San Luis Potosi, where they expected to convene in safety. I "A large number of the members of the convention proceeded to the above ( city and General Villa having been in formed by his agents of what had hap- 1 pened had the audacity to Issue or i ders of arrest and execution against I these persons whose immunity was ( absolute and who were the source I from which Villa derived the authority I with which he is invested. Delegates Flee. "In view of these terrible orders the delegates, carrying the flag of the con vention, called for protection on the Carranza Governor of the State of Nuevo Laredo, in which State they are at present" Indicative of what an empty honor Gutierrez held and how the so-called convention party now means but one man-Villa-is the following excerpt from the same narrative: ( "On Sunday, December 31st, Gen- I eral Villa came to my home, revolver i in hand, accompanied by ten or 1 twelve armed men, besides two thou- I sand cavalry, who surrounded my I house and removed the meager guard ( of twenty men who were defending I me. With the courage instilled in him I by such an array of force, Villa shame fully insulted me and hurled baseless, I mortifying and criminal charges at I me. 4 "With shame and indignation I had r to be a spectator of all these outrages I because I did not have sufficient force I to halt the reign of murder and rob bery that Villa conducted." 1 The flight of Gutierrez from Mexico 1 City, accompanied by many prominent 4 men in the so-called Convention I party, strikingly illustrated to the I world the impossibility of this or any I other kindred government ruling in I Mexico that was not subservient to the wishes of Villa The abandonment of Outierrez and I the other prominent men of the Con- i vention party has left Villa isolated and alone and made the issue in Mexi- t co now definite and certain. It is: Shall Villa be allowed to become the I dictator of the country, or shall the t people themselves rule? i : John L Corcoran and David Sessler, compe tent witnesses, who have hereunto signed their names with said appearers and me, no tary, after due reading f the whole. Son (Original Signed) A. S. Picard, I. Son theimer, M. Sontheimer, Max N. Kohler, It. SMichel, Jno. L. Corcoran, David Sessler, H. ( Michl, Notary Public.u I, the undersigned, recorder of mortgages, in and for the Parish of Orleans, State o SLouisiana, do hereby certify that the above land foregoing act of incorporation of the Dixie Laundry Company, Inc., was this day duly recorded in my ofce, in book No. 1157, i folio -. New Orleans, La., March 9th, 1915. (Signed) EMILE LEONARD, D. I State of Louisiana, Parish of Orleans. I, the undersignaed Notr Public, duly com L misaioned and qualified is and for the Parish of Orleans, State of laoUisiana, .do hereby a certify that the above and be.iag is a i true aad ourrct esr"m ac t w,1 isaeora ties .1 lbs Drixielr Csrsa. me,, The outlook in Mlexico at present is r.altly .encouraging, tthotuch the con fusioin attendiant lr on military opera tiions pta. served to lmik,' this country co(tnsil(r the sit uatlion more dark than ever befor,. .\I tlt,- patriotic ele Itinents in lt',\ic'o are rall\ing to (';iar ranza's standard. Villa w\ith his own division of the army is fighting the rest of the, nation and an indication of what his tnov,emtent really signifles is the fact that he has invited all the old Federal army oflicers against whom the Madero revolution and its successor that drove Hiuerta from pow er wat waged, to join him. W'orld conditions are such that no government in Mexico can exist with out the friendship of this country and without its moral and financial help. In a sense then. Americans are in duty hound to look upon the situation in Mexico from an intelligent and a sym pathetic angle. Carranza Misunderstood. Carranza has been grossly misun derstood in this country. He is a man of probity, clean living and in tense patriotism. He is not a wealthy man. He has reared his family in comfort, having made his living from the raising of cattle. He himself has visited the United States many times. He has had his family educated in this country. Every man whom he has selected to become a member of his Cabinet he has first sent to this country to become acquainted with the American idea, system and plan of conducting the office he is about to as sume. Carranza is unmilitary, educated. having taken a law degree, intensely Mexican, and whole-heartedly desir ous of helping the downtrodden peon to obtain "his chance in life." Villa contrastingly is uneducated, ignorant, brutal, unrestrained in his passions, totally unappreciative of the needs of his country and is simply riding his vanity to what he hopes will be the dictatorship of Mexico. Illustrative of the character of the two men is the fact that Carransa, not even to gain valuable political ends, would stultify himself to the extent of currying favor with the Washington administration as long as our troops were at Vera Cruz. His feelings of friendship he kept locked in his heart until the time he deemed proper to express them. Villa, on the other hand, has been one thing to this country and another to Mexico. He has taken every occasion to slobber ingly express his regard and friend ship for this country and the admin istration, while In Mexico he has at tempted to gain recruits for his army by demagogically declaring that the United States intends to annex Mexico and bhat he in the role of his country's savrir calls upon tue ex-Pederals to Join him in resisting the invasion that he announces soon Is to come. Villa is forced to make this explanation to his own troops because otherwise they would keenly resent the presence of these Huertistas in their ranks. Carranza and the Constitutionalist cause has been assailed in this cour. try as being not only Anti-Cathollc, but Anti-Religious. The true facts show both these accusations to be false. The Constitutionalist cause is opposed to any church taking part in the politics of the country and is ve hemently opposed to its aligning itself with the reactionaries and privileged classes, as unfortunately the Catholle church has done since the colonization of Mexico by the Spaniard. Rafael Zuberan Capmany, former agent of the Constitutionalists in Washington, and now minister of the Interior in Carransa's Cabinet, stated In the following manner the Constitt tlonalists' position in this respect: Church Question. "Let the Catholics of America un derstand that the occurrences which have happened and are explainable under the present disturbed condi tions, do not, nor cannot constitute a part of the program of the Constitu tionalists who are pledged to the prin ciple of the separation of the State and church and are firm believers in the principle of religious liberty." One of the main reasons that has prevented a better feeling of cordial. ity existing between Mexico and this country has been the fact that the ordinary American looks upon all Mexicans as "greasers" and affects an air of superiority towards the nation, that has bred the worst of understand ing between the two countries. The lower class of Mexicans, commonly called the "peon." Is undoubtedly ig norant and ill-kempt, but he has ster ling virtues of honesty and a genuine love of his country that deserves re spect. President Wilson by his Jast atti tude towards Mexico has wiped out the old memories that country has held of us since the Mexican war, when we took from it the greater por tion of its territory. Mexicans now universally recognlz, that the only ambition this country has In regard to Mexico is to be of help and assist ance to iL the original of which is on file is my no tarial arrhdv . 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