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D Cable News and Too Late to Classify Cable News and Too Late to Classify Saturday. December fifth, 1314. LAMESTTS. FOR MEXICAN OUTRAGES i - V 7. SLUES oeo H GEI1 TRENGH GUN Throws Explosive Shell Like Hand Grenade and Can Be Easily Moved. SHELLS TRAVEL SLOWLY IN AIR BV ROBERT TEMPLE. LONDON, Eng, Dec. 5. Scarcely a week goes by that the Germins cr the allies do not produce and trv lr battle soilte new weapon of de struction. Many of these prove fail ures and others have not been de scribed in print because they are still kept secret as to details. The Ger mans have recently brought out a very nasty little gun. firing a projectile monstrously disproportionate to Its size. It is doing much havoc in the trench fighting. The allies probably ate opposing this pew gun with something similar, but the censor is careful to cut out all al lusions to new devices of the British or Ircnch. Te new German trench gun is called the "mlnenwnrfer," mt".-throwerj and Is no more than a "hand" grenade tr rown by a gun. It is. like the giant 42 centimetre siege gan, a product of Kiu;i. ingenuity. The howiucr pn't of the mlnenwurfer., is only about three JVet long and weighs 130 pounds. It Is mounted on wheel and two men easily move it from' place to place n cr short distances. When it reaches Its position in the trenches the "mlnen wurfer" is removed from the traveling wheels , , The diameter of the bore Is only three inches, but it throws a shell over a foot in diameter, spherical in shape and containing nearly 200 pounds of high explosive. it does this by a curious device There is a long stem which fits into the muzzle of the gun. A Becond stem fits into the outer end of the first and on this second stem the big sphere Is fixed. When the gun is fired both stems leave together, but the back hilf (the part which fitted into the muzzle) soon drops off. being of such B shape that the air pressure pulls U rr m the front action, the great shell t . i hurtles on its way. Trniclt Slowly. Th. reat grenade travels through the air very slowly and the enemy can easily see k, coming and might dodge It b running. The initial velocity is only 2S0 feet a second The lowest elevation used is 45 degrees and at this angle the Fhell travels 550 yards, the maximum range of the gun. At this range the shell takes ten sec onds in flight and reaches a height of 410 feet in the air. As four pounds of dynamite or gun cotton will usually demolish breast works of three feet thickness composed of dirt rammed between planks, it is easy to see what a great effect this trench howitzer shell must have. The "mlnenwurfer" can be elevated to 80 degrees and the range then is . .. - . rr.i i 11 .1.nn t.lr.a lyu yaras xn buci mc ......... nearly a quarter of a minute to travel and reaches a height of 800 feet. In other words It covers the ground not much faster than a crack sprinter. Theaters Closed, Paris Actors Are Forced to Ask Aid; Many Fighting Paris. France, Dec 5. "As long as the enemy treads French soil, It is not seemly for Paris to laugh," says pre fect of police Laurent In reply t the renewed appeals of dramatic artists foi the reopening of the theaters and music halls. No new permits shall be issu and no permits previously i-ccorded shall be renewed so long as the Germans occupy any part of France," ho de clares consequently a few moving pic ture shows, one solitary mUBlc hall and one orchestral concert constitute the amusements of Paris. The poor artists, who are known rather for their generosity than : for their thrift, are reduced to the neces sit of applying for the government allowance to the unemployed, and here these free-hearted, easy livers are met with a humiliating rebuff. Your dress is too elegant." or you pay too high a rentaV or "your fur niture is too rich to Justify an applica tion for government aid," arc the re plies they get in many cases. The artists and employes of the opera, the Opera Comiaue and the Thea ter Trancais are cared for by a month ly allowance One of the provincial muslo hall artists is selling vegetables near the Port Saint Martin. A come dian of the Folles Dramatiques Is arn Ing a living in a butcher shop. One or the prize graduates of the conservatory H mailing clerk in a newspaper office, and one of the great baritones is driv ing a cab. A great many others are in the trenches along the Alsne. Germans Bury Zepplins To Escape Bombs -:l:- -:!:- -'-I:- -::- -'' Buildings Made of Canvas Look Like Keal PARIS, France, Dec. 5. A French lad who was studying In Germany when the war began and has Just managed to return here, today told some Interesting facts about the way the German Zeppelins are being con cealed. "The Germans are manufacturing Zeppilins and likewise hangars for them as fast as they can, in prepara tion, they say, for some big attempt," said the boy, who Is about 15 years old. "They do not fear attacks on them when not actually in the air from fly ing machines; that is, when they are hidden in their hangars. "There are two kinds of hangars those generally used and the secret bingars The usual ones are those which can be located, perhaps by hos tile Tw-itors In these the aircrafts men kc p their materials and do their III PRINCES LAGER TO FIGHT FORTHEEMPIR Offer to Give England Larger Army than That of Russia. TURKEY'S STAND NOT CONSIDERED CAIRO, Egypt, Dec. 5. "If our em peror. Kins George V, of Eng land, requires an army larger than that of Russia, we wish to supply it and we will be proud to do so," said his highness the Maharaja of Idar, DhlraJshrl Dolat Singhji, when he passed flirough this city on his way to join the British general staff at the 'To' ,i?usIttneCethe present martl .1 ar dor ot the Indians the Maharaja told the pathetic s'ory of his own m II an secretary. After bdlding farewell to nts master, this secretary assembled his family and close Menaa.HeA ood bre and then shot himself dead, overcoml with anguish that he could not accompany his master to the field of battle. . ,,. Trlnces AH Go to Wot. The 'Maharja is the fifth of the In dian princes who has left Mia on ac tive military service. He is the adopted son ?o? the celebrated Sir Pertah Singh "All peoples and creeds in India re united today in enthusiasm for the cause of the Empire, he said. .. "Every Indian, old and young, would most gladly respond to the king-emperor's call," he said. V "As only a comparatively small num ber of men may go to the battlefield at present, many officers and Indians of high birth are going in the ranks. You will probably be surprised to learn that my two sauces, or grooms, are a"Mynvalets are very well-to-do They came with me in these circumstances because It was the only way tney could Cen the grooms who came to Bom bay with ourWses and then had to re turn home went away dejectedly and in teHe" said' the Maharaja of Jodpur, 17 years old. was anxious despite his vouth to get into the fighting. Hlb mother supported him in his desire. Finally he wYote to the Viceroy, saying. Why am I not allowed to go? I have three brothers, so if I,am killed In bat tle U does not matter." He was allowed to CO lu ine iiuhu - a The Maharaja said the presence of A Turkey on me mer aiue, " - fllct will have no effect in India. "Turkey is a football of the Germans. She cannot pretend tJJWJWt Mo- hammeaamsm. ah i.lw . " are proud to be on the side of the em pire For instance, Rajputana has an army of 30.000' men, but no fewer than half a million men have offered them selves and are eager to serve. Nepal has put her whole force, 80,000 men at the empeoror's disposal. "If the battlefield were nearer and not separated from India by sea, the Indians would go even without orders to fight." Nineteen Year Old Hero Is Gitien Medal For Saving the Flag Paris. France, Dec. 5. Gen. Joffre has conferred the Military medal on Andrew Bourgoln. soldier of the second class, 66th Infantry regiment, for his energy, courage and presence of mind. Corp. Bourgoln is only 19 years of age. His heroic deed was one of the incidents of the battle of the Marne. The corporal and wliat was left of his company fell In with another French detchment In the wood. Three thou sand Germans surrounded them, out luckily they did not know the number of the Frenchmen. The Frenchmen made a brave stand, protecting them selves in square trenches, and In the middle they placed the colors. About 1 o'clock the French artillery came up and men in the wood were between two fires. The position became untenable, and one by one the men abandoned the trenches But the corporal, remember ing that he had been entrusted witn the Hag, did not think It was safe to go. and it was 3:30 in the afternoon when he left the wood, carrying the colors, which he had wrapped round the staff. On his way back, he saw a dying Germsn officer and bandaged up his wounds Defective Shells Do Heavy Damage to the British on the Aisne London. Eng, Dec. 5. Questions are to be asked In parliament about the reports -concerning defective ammuni tion at the front. Sevotal of the Brit ish shells seem to have burst before they were fired and many artillery officers were wounded on tho Aisne. not by the enemy, but by several pi their own shells. It is Impossible m a heavy action carefully to examine every shell, hut it is claimed this should have been done before the am munition was sent to the front, ana that the persons who are responsible should, be brought to book. work and make repairs. They hae In these places also their implements ana tubes of compressed gas; at any rate, they have piles of tubes stored away. "But the airships ready for use are eleswhere. The Germans have made huge subterranean excavations, in which the dirigible balloons are kept ready. They are hidden from view ay an ingenious device. A superstructure is built over these deep cavities in the form of a light skeleton framework, which Is walled round and roofed oyer with a soH of rough canvas material. This canvas Is painted to resemble stucco or bricks. The building looks at a little distance Just like a factory for ordinary industrial purposes. "I saw one of these sham factories with a canvas chimney and imitation windows and doors all complete to de ceive the eye At a little distance no one would believe that a huge Zeppelin Is stored away underneath. Roosevelt Says United States Guiltily Responsible For These Acts of Mexicans The outraging of scores of nuns. The murder of priests and others. AVholesale robbing and expelling of priests ind nuns. The sacking of uchools, institutions of learning and libraries, and the destruction of astronomical and other valuable machinery: The profanation of churches and the sacred vessels "in a thousand ways," including "orgies of the soldiers, and their women before and around the altars," and throwing the sacred hosts into the feed of the boldicrs' horses. ' Paris Fashion -:ll:- -:fl:- - ' - Great Stores PARIS, France, Dec. 5. American women accustomed to come here annually to worship at the shrine of Dame Fashion would grieve at the change that has comedo the Rue de la Palx. Fashion has fled." , The luxurious limousine and the busy taxicab have gone to war. In their places are cars drawn by horses too stiff and feeble to carry troopers. The gems that used to scintillate behind plate glass windows, and the silk ruf fles and dainty lingerie that tempted the glances of passersby, have disappeared behind iron shutters that were put up with the coming of the moratorium. Shop keepers are not agreed that all of this caution is necessary. Many of them believe there would be business if there was credit. The moratorium means spot cash Said one of them: "It is madame who buys and monsieur who pays. When credit disappears the life of the Rue de la Palx goes out." TRENCHES ARE s French Soldiers Make Them selves Comfortable; the Farms Under Coyer. rn I.V RACOMEUSE. Paris, France, Dec. 5. Life In the trenches of the Aisne and the Lys is not altogether cold, dreariness and hardship. Some of the soldiers are making themselves comfortable in very clever ways and their spirits are high. A French under lieutenant of artillery writes homo as follows from a point in Flanders- , "We dig comfortable casements and I line them with straw and remain there for three, four or five days, firing at the German lines now and then, and the rest of the time sleeping, eating, ' playing cards, watching the enemy's shells falling, or the flight of an aero plane. Each battery soon becomes a little village. Ours I speak only of the firing party, not the supply column counts 50 inhabitants, living In IS huts. It is a sort of perpetual July 14 , -brockets by day and fireworks by i night. At last we don t near me ex plosions, except by deliberately listen ing. "Such Is the battle of Flanders as we artillerymen see It; now in the day, a village of cave-dwellers behind a bank of willows, with intervals of firing: at night, a sleep broken by occasional alarms. "During the last two or three weeks our men have considerably enriched their larder by adding to It hares, rab bits and pheasants. They are very plentiful here, and maddened by the sound of battle, are chased and easly caught. Some days our battery has had In stock 100 hares, SO rabbits and a score of pheasants." Another French soldier shows that his countrymen have learned the lesson of trench warfare," and can now teach their teachers something. Trenches Well Equipped. "In rcallv up-to-date entrenchments you may find kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and even stables. One regi ment has firstclass cowsheds. One day a whimsical piou-plou. finding a cow wandering about in the danger zone, had the bright idea of finding shelter for It in the trenches. The example nas quickly followed, and at this mo ment one infantry regiment has an un derground farm, in which fat kine, well cared for, give such quantities of milk that regular distributions of but ter are being made and very good butter, too." Soldiers Wife First Woman Town Crier to Serve in English Town London, Kng., Deo. 5. England has hep first woman town crier. She is Mrs. Blaker. who is now serving at Chertsey while her husband, sergeant Blaker, the holder of the post. Is at the front. Thef unctions of town crier of Chert sey have for several generations been nflrfftrmoil H tl,n ttii i, a. the moment not only Is the holder of. ine uiiice serving witn the Territorials, but his only son also has enlisted. Particular Interest attached to Mrs. Blaker's first appearance in view of the fact that recently a picturesque Georgian uniform had been provided at a cost of Jfio for the holder of the office for use on official occasions. Mrs. Blaker succeeded in effecting an admirable compromise, wearing the three cornered hat, the long heavily gold braided coat, yellow stockings and heavily plated shoes, but substituting a dark skirt for the nether garments of her husband. She fulfilled her functions most successfully, her voice being distinctly audible and her salute as she pro nounced the words "God Save the King" at the close of each crying was ot soldier like smartness. She car ried a heavy staff of office but used a smaller bell than does her husband. 300,000 FRECNCH YOUTHS TO BE ENLISTED SOON Bordeaux, France, Doc E The 300.000 youths of 18 years of age in France, who normally would begin service in the army In October of 1916, are, by government decree, to be called to present themselves for examination be ginning December 20. Their military training probably will begin next March Should the necessity arise, these vouths probably could be sent to fight ing line next July. U Center Deserted lis - J-'i'--" -'&' Become Hospitals Some of the artistic designers who in the past have clothed feminine Paris and are well known in America are now making uniforms. One of the con spicuous apostles of recent eccentrici ties in women's wear (Polret) is super Intending the work in a government uniform shop. One of the largest dress making shops (Worth's) is occupied by a very complete and comfortable auxil iary hospital. The arristocratic hotels are blank and dismal, and Napoleon looks chilly, and lonesome at the top of tho column on Tlace Vendome. The moratorium is death on gaiety as well as the foe of credit It has chased away the "frolicsome midinettes, who used to dance out of the fashiona ble Rue de la Paix shops at noon, arm in arm, by twos, threes and fours, to trip away lightly to the creameries, noonday lunches and cheap restaurants. Some of them are sewing soldiers' clothing, most of the others are at home living on the small allowances made by their employers. Mme. Curie Saves Lives of Soldiers Through Use of Radioscopic Ambulances Paris, France, Dec. 5. Mme. Curie, discoverer with her late husband of radium, has organized and fitted up a service of radioscoplc-radiographic automobile ambulances for France. These motor cars are run between the base hospitals and Paris, and are ea MME. CURIE. gaged in locating bullets lodged In wounded soldiers. By means of these examinations, the saving of hundreds of lues by expedi tion and facilitating the extraction of missiles is accomplished. The most re markable feature of the work ot Mme. Curie's automobile radiographic ap paratus Is that the location of wounds in the brain and the speedy ensuing operation frequently saves the soldiers from paralysis. John Barleycorn Tried, Convicted and Executed in Mock Trial in New York New York, Dec. 5. John Barleycorn was tried, convicted and sentenced to death In the court of general welfare in the state of humanity which held session in New York several days ago. The trial was conducted by one of the large religious bodies in the city. Thugs, thieves and wife beaters were Invited to testify for or against. There was not one single witness who sided with the defendant. The jury was composed of exdrinkers consequently the defendant did not have a chance. The indictment alleged treason against the state of humanity, inthat John did, feloniously and with malice aforethought, work evil upon men, wonibn and children, did spread disease and sickness, promote poverty, and rob wives and children of their husband and fathers. The defendant was represented by a huge hogshead. Without leaving the jury box the Jury found the defendant guilty on all counts. The sentence was pronounced and poor John was smashed into a wreck of hoops and slas. Appointment of German Professor Angers Oxford Oxford, Eng, Dec. u Ilerr Fielder, a German who completed his naturali zation as an English citizen only 18 months ago, has been appointed final examiner in the Final Honor school of German language and literature. He holds the Taylorian professorship In the university. College publications have protested against the appointment of the German professor to the examinership and Ox ford students are outspoken In their opposition to a professor of German origin whoso English citizenship has been so recently acquired. I Jfe, Bfc Sfllf yw tf ' liIiIiFi; CIVILIAN CORPS ATIPENSE English Business Men Vol unteer and Train For Military Service. DO GOOD WORK IN AIDING REFUGEES BY PIIIL1.IP EVERETT. LONDON, Eng., Dec. 5. More than 100,000 civilians over 35 years of age are now learning the rudi ments of soldiering in self-supporting corps. They are not as yet officially recognized, but if the enemy ever land ed on Britain's shores their services would be utilized. They have done much good work already. The self-supporting corps are made up of business and professional men for whom golf, billiards and the like have seemed inane In these stirring days. The member is often, a man whose employes or sons are now at the front The first advantage gained by the Joining of a corps is that the man at once voluntarily accepts disciplines; his civilian life is largely made up of "giv ing" orders,. and it is a new thing to him to "take" them. He finds that pill hard to swallow at first, and then he likes it; he gets keen on doing what he is told, and hastens to become effi cient Thus he comes under control. He learns to "form fours," to stand erect, to become part of a great ma chine. I""1 Prepares Him" for Hard Work. He feelsffit, -fresh and ready jfor hard work. Her learns for the first time how heavy a gun is, he realizes faintly the hardship of carrying such a weapon all day. He practices shooting and comes to understand how many things go to the making of a good rifle shot He begins to "feel" the spirit of sol diering: he gets a point of view on recruiting which is vastly illuminating. If the worst comes and invasion comes large, he can shoulder a gun and fire It, he can march 20 miles without fatigue, he can get orders he is disciplined! He will not fight like a madman, but calmly and efficiently. If he is not wantd as a fighter, he ,--. Hi-.ln I. nvA te himself WllUk Ml illllA..vt " is organized. He can relieve the coun try of one or its iigniers ana utim " his place as a worKer. rrv.n,.c.o,, tr TtAin-tnTi refun-een were received. housed and cared for by means of a fund raised by a private ..,..... Ka TXTif Tftlerft'5, committee. -r.. .1... I.... tv-,..1,ivi tn Tapp" the liui mc ii.u - .v.o, .- ----. -- police were very busy, soldiers could not be spared, yet iiiese muuuuiw." children and women had to be met at tne various railway sluiiuii. The optimists nationar corps volun teered for the work, and their services were gratefully appreciated. These men were uniformed, and therefore easily Identified; they Inspired respect on the part of the distressed women and children. They met the trains, they put their charges In the omni buses, cleared the platforms quickly, found, missing relatives, acted as es corts to hotels and residences, proper ly delivered their charges,- and saw that they were fed comfortably. Obsolete Law Prohibits Employing Aliens; May Be Blow to Subway Work New York, Dec. 5. Owing to the fact that someone has dug up an obso lete law the building of New York's subways may receive a severe set back. The point at Issue is the employment of men who are not American citizens. The labor law which has Just been "discovered" requires that on public works "only citizens of the United States small be employed," and that preference shall be given to citizens of the state. Moreover, each contrac tor is required to keep a list of his em ployes in which It shall be shown whether they are native or naturalized. Violations are punishable by fines of from J50 to $500 or from 30 to 90 days imprisonment or both and forfeiture qf contract for each violation. This has been the law for IT years, but con tractors have employed men of all na tionalities without any protest. From present indications the law which apparently has never been tested in this state will have to be submitted to judicial Interpretation as to its con stitutionality. In Illinois where a sim ilar law existed, it was in a test case declared unconstitutional against the state constitution, against the 14th amendment of the federal constitution and in violation of our treaty with Italy. J. 0. CROCKETT'S HOGS TOP FORT WORTH MARKET J. O. Crockett vice president of the El Paso 'Milling Co., and the other Pearson Interests, raises hogs as his diversion. At Plalnview, Tex., he has one of the most modern hog ranches in the southwest and is shipping hogs to the Fjjrt Worth and Kansas City markets from this thoroughbred drove Thursday Mr. Crockett's manager shipped a carload of Duroc hogs to Fort Worth. Friday afternoon Mr. rVrtrtlrott r"r.otvfl n tp!lp-rnTTi rrtm "Knrt I Worth that his hogs hart topped the market there, bringing ?7 25 per 100. tho highest price paid for hams and bacon on the hoof in tint market Declares This Country Openly Assisted a "Set of Men Whose Actions Were Those of Ferocious Barba rians;" Tells of Brutality of Mexican Revolu tionary Soldiers Toward Young Girls and Nuns; the Profanation of Churches and Murdering of Priests. BV THEODORE Former President AN ASTONISHING proof of the readiness of many persons to pay heed exclusively to words and not at all to deeds is supplied by the statement of the defenders of this administration that president Wilson has "kept us out of war with Mex ico," and has "avoided interference in Mexico." . . , . These are the -words The deeds have been: First an unbroken course of more or less furtive meddling in the internal affairs of Mexico carried to a pitch which imposes on this nation a grave responsibility for the wrong doing of the victorious factions; and, second, the plunging of this country into what was really a futile and in glorious little war with Mexico, a war entered Into with no adequate object, and abandoned without the achieve ment of any object whatever, adequate or inadequate. At Wnr Despite Denials. m- .1 . ... .11.1 n trn Ia TrOY- w-.th -Mexico is a mere olay upon words. I A quarter of the wars of history have been entered into ana carneu uuuueu without any preliminary declaration of war and often withoufany declaration of war at all. The seizure of the leading seaport city of another country, the engage ment and defeat of the troops of that country, and the retention of the ter ritory thus occupied for a number of months, constitute war: and denial that it is war can only serve to amuse the type of intellect which would assert that Germany has not been at war with Belgium because Germany never de clared war on Belgium. "WIUon'H War" Ignoble One. President Wllson'swar only resulted in the sacrifice of a score of American lives and a hundred or two of the lives of Mexicans: it was entirely purpose less, has served Tin good object ha3 achieved nothing and has been -abandoned by Mr. Wilson without obtain ing the object because of which it was nominally entered into: It can therefore rightly be stigmatized as a peculiarly unwise, ignoble and ineffi cient war: but it is war nevertheless. "Gnlltily Responsible" for Some of Worst Acts. This has been bad enough. But the general course of the administration toward Mexico has been worse and even more productive of wide and far reaching harm. Here again, word splitters may. If they desire, endeavor to show that the president did not "in terfere" in Mexico: but if so they would be obliged to make a fine discrimina tion between interference and offl cicus and mischievous intermeddling. Whether It is said that president Wil son interfered in Mexico or merely that he meddled in Mexican affairs so as to produce much evil and no good and to make us responsible for the factions of a peculiarly lawless, ignorant and bloodthirsty faction, is of small im portance. The distinction is mix winei w words. The simple fact is that thanks to president Wilson's action and at times his inaction has been the most ef fective and vicious form of action this country has become partially vanu guiltily) responsible for some of the worst acts ever committed even in the civil wars of Mexico. Huerta Should Have Been Recognlied. When Mr. Wilson became president of the United States, Huerta was presi dent of Mexico. On any theory of non interference with the affairs of pur neighbors, or any theory of avoiding war and of refusing to take sides with or become responsible for the deeds of blood stained contending factions, it was the clear duty of Mr. Wilson to accept Mr. Huerta as being president of Mexico. Unless Mr. Wilson was prepared ac tively to interfere in Mexico and to establish some sort of protectorate over it he had no more business to pass Judgment upon the methods of Mr. Huerta's selection (which had oc curred prior to Mr. Wilson's advent to power) than Mexico would have had to refuse to recognize Mr. Hayes as president on the ground that it was not satisfied with his economic policy and moreover sympathized witn Mr. Tilden's side of the controversy. If Mr. Wilson made up his mind to interfere in Mexico for of course the most trenchant type of interference was refusal to recognize the Mexican president he should have notified for eign powers of his proposed action in order to prevent so far as possible Huerta's recognition by them. Presi dent Wilson interfered in such feeble fashion as to accomplish the maximum of evil to us and to other foreigners and the Mexicans, and, the minimum of good to anybody. He hit: but he hit softly. ' Now, no one should ever nit if it can be prevented, but never should anyone "hit soft." Looking On While American Citizens Murdered. When president Wilson refused to rec ognize Huerta, he committed a. definite act of interference ot the most pro nounced type. At the same time he and Mr Brvan looked on with folded arms and without a protest of any kind while American citizens were murdered or robbed or shamefully maltreat id in all parts of Mexico by tne umereni sets of banditti who masqueraded as soldiers ot tne aiiiereni ucuuus. He maintained for a long, time a Ycun Grl'Asks Would It Not Be Better to Take Own Life Thin .Submit to Cutrcga of SoMiers ItVTSTV I will ask vou a question. Suppose some m '"alls int.. tl.o l power of the Zapatistas. Would it be better for lier to take 1m r -1- own life rather than allow them to do their will and what thev .no accustomed to do' As I never thought such a thing could happen, I Ii l not ask you before about it, but now I see it quite possible. If we had not ovr good" God in whom we trust, I think -ne would gne way to despair ' ROOSEVELT nf the United Mate. friendly intercourse with one set of political adventurers through irregu larly apoolrfted diplomatic agent3, and he adopted an openK offensive atti tude toward the chief of another set. although he was then the de facto head of whatever government Mexico had. By his action in permitting tho transmission of arms over the border, president Wilson not only actively aided the insurrection but undoubtedly fur nished it with the means essential to its triumph, while at the same time his ac tive interference prevented Huerta from organizing an effective resist ance. His defenders allege that he could not properly have forbidden tho transmission of arms to the revolution aries across the border. The answer is that he did forbid it at intervals. He thereby showed that he was taking an active interest in the arming of the revolutionaries, that he permitted it when he chose to do so and stopped it intermittentlv when ever he tnougnt it Dest ro stop it. ana was therefore, entirely responsible ior it, Not Our flair. The nominal rights which the con tending factions championed, and tho actual and hideous wrongs done bv all of them, were In no sense our affair save in so tar as Americans and other foreigners were maltreated. , We may Individuals sympathize. i5. for instance. I personally do, with the general purpose of the program for division of the lands among the Mexi can cultivators, announced by Carra-i-za. Villa and other revolutionar 1. nl ers; but this no moi e justni.l mt ference on nur iart it in 1 tli t wisdom of thf in' e t i fm '! 1 States b -ome f"i i-n in! warrant his interfere!! e in the n . i ' affairs of the United States. More over nothing in the career of CarranJ. and Villa or in the conduct of the Mexican people at present Justifies in any certainty that this pro-rnm will in any real sense be put into effect "Why Thin Country I Responsible. However, the interference took place. By the course president Wilson pur sued toward Huerta and by the course he tursued toward Villa and Carranza, he actively interfered in the internal affairs of Mexico. He actively sided with the factions which ultimately triumphed and which immediately split into other factions which are now nq leas actively engaged in fighting one Personally, I do not think thit the administration should have interfered in this manner. But one thing is cer- When the administration did inter fere, it was bound to accept the respon sibility for its acts It could not give any aid to the revolutionaries without accepting a .corresponding share or responsibility for their deeds and mis deeds. It could not aid them because of their attitude on tne lanu hu""--" without also assuming a corresponding share of responsibility for their atti tude toward religion and toward the professors of religion. The United States would have had no responsibility whatever for what was due to the church by any faction which did not owe its triumph to action, by the United States. But when the United States takes part in civil war in Mexico, as Messrs. Wilson and Br n, forced our government to take part. this country has thereby made ltMf responsible for the frightful wrong doing, for the terrible outrages com mitted bv the victorious revolution I'tj on hundreds of the religious people or both sexes. Saj-H IVilnon Aided Insurrection. To avoid the cnance of anytmg but wilful misrepresentation, let me r -phasize my position. I hold that it w a9 not our affair to interfere one wav o" the other in the purely internal affairs of Mexico, so far as they affected onlv Mexlcan citizens , because if the t'rne came when such interference -n s abso lutely required it could onl be justined if it was thorough-going and effective Moreover. I hold that it was our ilear duty to have interfered promptly ind effectively on behalf of American citi zens who were wronged, instead of be having as president Wilson and s- cr -tary Bryan actually did behao To our disgrace as a nation, the, forced American citizens to claim and accept from British and German officials ai a officers the protection which our o-a government failed to give. But when we did interfere In Metic-in internal affairs to aid one faction, we thereby made ourselves responsible for the deeds or that faction and we have ro right to try to shirk that responsi bility. Messrs. Wilson and Bryan have de clined to interfere to protect the rights of Americans or of other foreigners In. Mexico. But they have interfered as between the Mexicans themselves n the interest of one faction and with the result of placing that faction in po er They have therefore bound themseives to accept responsibility for the dee.ls and misdeeds of that factian. Not long ago president Wilfon. m a speech at Swarthmore, Pa. declared that "Nowhere in this hemisphere ca-i ., s-nvannment endure which t stained by bloodr" and at Mobile that i - -, k. ..rllnn 1 (Continued on Pane 3, this section.