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EDITORIAL

Our Mission in Mexico

N the occupation of Vera Cruz by the armed

forces of the United States the inevitable

happened. For months the administra- tion’s policy towards Mexico had been headed toward intervention. The occupation of Vera Cruz launched the United States upon the task of securing for the Mexican people peat eful conditions and a stable government. Eager though the country had been for a more vigor- ous policy at Washington, it is significant that there was prolonged debate in the Senate be-

fore the resolution was passed justifying the President “tin the employment of the armed forces of the United States to enforce his de

mands for unequivocal amends for affronts and

indignities committed against the United States.” The resolution introduced by sen- itor Lodge, and ably supported by Senator

Root, sought to ground our future course with Mexico, not simply on Huerta’s refusal to make full amends for the insult to our flag at Tampico, but on the broader foundation of the 150 Amer- ican lives which have been sacrificed, the mil- dollars’ worth of American property which has been destroyed, and the condition of inarchy in Mexico which has made it impossible

lions of

to secure by diplomatic means the protection of ife and property. The Lodge resolution, which iled of passage, covered the whole field and

would have adequately justified our course in the eyes of all nations.

Although the former policy of the administra- tion in dealing with Mexico has proved to be a

failure, this is not the time for criticising a mis-

taken past policy. Let us not, however, make . failure of the more aggressive policy now idopted. If there had been any hope on the part

President Wilson that the Constitutionalist forces vuld be relied upon to eliminate Huerta in case ve shut off his intercourse with the outside world, that hope was disposed of by the communication of Carranza, ‘‘ First Chief’’ of the Constitu- Army, criticising the United States Govern-

General tionalist

vent for landing an armed force at Vera Cruz. rhe task before us is not simply the elimination of Huerta, but the vastly more difficult problem of

pacifying and stabilizing Mexico. Our purpose is not to conquer Mexico, but to restore the Mexicans to their rights as citizens of a republic, and to secure stable government capable of protecting the lives ind property of foreigners. The country stands be- ind President Wilson to a man in his repeated declara- tion that the United States has no thought of “selfish ivgrandizement”’ in Mexico. Admiral Fletcher’s roclamation on occupying Vera Cruz, calling open the people of of that city to co-operate with him 1 the preservation of order and in the protection of ife and property, is a fair statement of our attitude »ward the Mexican Republic as a whole. However reluctant we have been to enter upon such an under- taking, we are now committed to it beyond recall. Watching and waiting are things of the past. The ltimate depends upon the romptness and vigor with which it is pushed. Our responsibility towards Mexico we cannot now escape. We owe it to the world also to complete what we

success of our new policy

e begun.

Clever HE demagogue is clever. He knows how to look out for himself with never-failing certainty. He goes about his campaign a systematic way. He imposes himself upon the people as_ their

dearest friend. He promises to reduce the cost of iving, to increase the size of the pay envelope, to essen the hours of toil and to bring about a new mil- Securing a lodgment he enters upon his To this end he must

ennium. campaign of self-advancement. have the field all to himself. He first discredited our captains of industry by picturing them as the beneficiaries of monopolistic trusts. Having done this, he proceeded to assail the bankers as plutocratic monsters devouring the substance of the Next he assailed the railroads as the task- masters of traffic. A campaign on the manufac- turers as a combination of selfish lobbyists followed intil finally they were driven from the field. The

people.

Let the Thinking People Rule!

Macaulay’s Famous Prediction of 1857

HE time will come when New England will b as thic kly peopled as Old England Wages will be as low, fluctuate as much

with you as with us. You will have your Manches ters and Birminghams, and in those Manchesters and Birminghams hundreds of thousands of artisans will assuredly be sometimes out of work. Then your institutions will be fairly brought to the test. Dis tress everywhere makes the laborer mutinous and discontented, and inclines him with eager ness to agitators, who will tell him that it is a mon strous inequity that one man should have a while another can not get a full meal

side is a statesman preaching |

vested rights, strict observance of public faith Or the other is a demagogue ranting about the tyranny of capitalists and usurers, and asking why should be permitted to drink champagne, in a carriage, while thousands of honest folks are in

and will

to listen

patience, respect tor

anybody and to ride

want of necessaries. When a society has en tered on this downward progress, either civilizatior or liberty must perish. Either some Caesar or

Napoleon will seize the reins of the Government with a strong hand or your republic will be as fearfully

plundered and laid waste by barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire was in the fifth; with this difference that the Huns and Vandals

who ravaged the Roman Empire came from without, and that your Huns and Vandals will have been en gendered within your institutions.

own country by your owr

hor g since

learned professors and the university men abandoned their interest in public affairs, so they were in nobody’s way.

What has followed since the demagogue has been in the ascendant in American politics? Extrava gance, graft, ‘pork barrels,” quack legislation, destruction of vested interests, industries torn down, express companies driven out of business railroads on the verge of ruin, a quarter ol a men out of work, a serious cut in wages impending in the steel industry, the American flag off the seas of commerce and the Nation’s honor trailed in the dust, in spite of the protest of our patriotic president

This is the work of the demagogue. We repeat that a demagogue never has filled a pay envelope

Congressional

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but for himself. Let the people remember this when they go to the polls in November Did It Pay? FTER an eight mths’ struggle the ¢ copper strike has been called off by the miners In the early days of the dispute practically all of the miners’ demands, except the recognition of the unio were granted by the operators These demands include much better working conditions, an eight-hour day and i minimum daily wage of $3 Recognition of the 1 was denied by the mining companies from the this was waived by the vote of the ikers to ret t work. What good has been accomplished by this and bloody strife? Secretary Hietela of the Wes Federation of Miners says that the strike cost the $1,000,000. In wages lost it cost the miners severa that sum Phe companies have not announced the s (sreat violence marked the early days of the strike, se lives were lost, and the National Guard had to be order out to assist the civil authorities in maintaining ord But what was the use of an eight-months’ strike secure ends which the company readily granted in the f part of the dispute? Many of the strikers returt work before the strike was declared off, the places of ot he were filled from the outside, so that many of the iners will now have to seek work elsewhere The Michigar miners did not want the strike in the first place It was instituted by officials of the Western Federation of Miners who came in from the outside determined to organize t] Michigan copper region and compel the recognition of t union Had they been left to themselves the would never have declared a strike, for until the agi came in the relations between operators and miners | been amicable What has it all amounted t operators have not questioned the right of the miners to organize, but from the outset insisted they would 1 cognize the Western Federation of Miners with itsreputati for violence The miners have not secured anything th

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wut Vera Cr ize th istom in that city Phe t thi t Ge H delivered from the German steamer Ypirang \fter landi rbr iil ri! Me in I iple of days, but they fought back effectively and finally drove t d \mer 1 the Mexican loss 321 killed and wounded In the background is shown the Be n

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~ Will War Mar These Peaceful Scenes?

By F. J. SPLITSTONE

EDITOR'S NOTE—This is the seventh of a notable series of articles written by the managing editor of ‘‘Leslie’s,’’ who was sent to Mexico to make an impartial study of the conditions in that distracted land. Mr. Splitstone’s reviews of Mexican affairs have been widely noticed by the press. This is the last article so far received from Mr. Splitstone. Suddenly his contributions ceased to come to this office, and he himself disappeared in the heart of Mexico. On or about March 20th, Mr. Splitstone intended to start northward from the City of Mexico for Torreon, 700 miles away, then about to be attacked by Villa's forces. We understand that a number of other correspondents of American newspapers and magazines, as well as photographers, started with Mr. Splitstone, on a train carrying Federal troops. These men were therefore with the Federal army, and as railroad and telegraphic communication was not entirely broken off, they should have been able to send back messages to the United States. For about five weeks not one word came from them. Happily on April 27th a telegram was received from Mr. Splitstone announcing his safe return to Mexico City, but saying that the date of his leaving for Vera Cruz was uncertain. He apparently was being detained ** incommunicado’’ at the Mexi- can capital. Leslie’s however has met the

emergency. Mr. Stanton Leeds, a capable young journalist has been commissioned to act as its representative with the Atlantic

Fleet. He sailed recently on the dreadnought

*‘New York’’ for Vera Cruz. Interesting

letters and photos from him may be expected to form a special feature of these columns in the near future

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LATELY returned from a trip to Manzanillo, on the of Mexico could tel western coast of Mexico, having completed a journey occasions within recent ; from the Gulf to the Pacific, and during the whole dis- weeks when the trains tance, about 600 miles as the crow flies and nearly 1,000 by on that very road wer: he winding railways of this mountainous country, | saw held upand the passe but few indications of war That a country could be so gers robbed Th f profoundly torn by internal strife, and yet wear such a bridges on the road iling aspect wherever temporary peace prevailed, has an were guarded by s ever-growing wonder diers, to prevent thei At Vera Cruz, one of the two principal ports of entry on being dynamited « wie the Gulf coast, there was at the time no sign of war, with burned yG the possible exception of occasional squads of soldiers march- In Mexico City there ing prisonersabout thestreets,and a few brilliantly uniformed was to be seen about as ificers strolling about the streets or sitting in the sidewalk much army activity as might intinas. Business mav have been bad, as everybody said Uniformed officers on the streets was, but it went on just the same as in good times. In sional squads of soldiers indicat t rhe evenings th bands plave | in the plazas, the peopl tary torce, but the publi Was Tl valked or drove about according to their means, and band that plaved in the Alameda veryvthing wore the appearance of lighthearted gaiety in even the ack Twenty-ninth

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Letters of a Self-Made Failure

Epivor’s NOTE.

unique.

subject of business.

OLDBURG, July 6, 1912. Dear Bob:

FRANK \ If you GODWIN

think you can make me

sore by sending news of your ad-

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vancement to a managership, go

right along and rub it in.

Bob, old man, my lid is off, my mitt is out; I salute you! You write that you could make things hum were it not

for a couple of house pets who are not only non-productive

All I have

to say in reply to that is that you’re a bum manager if you

but actual obstructions in the way of progress.

can’t make things hum in spite of them

Leadership consists in the ability to bring order out of chaos; knowing how to pick up a lot of loose ends and them into definite form. It stands to reason that

weakness in any body of men that is willing

weave there must be to be led; that very weakness is your strength, and yet you complain of it

\ real leader must inspire confidence and enthusiasm. He ought to be human enough to sympathize with the short- comings of his followers and strong enough to command

ready compliance from the

given, but all are interesting. All will have an absorbing interest. ‘A Self-Made Failure”

who is beginning his business career in New York.

By MAURICE SWITZER

The letters of ‘‘A Self-Made Failure,”

the elder brother seeks to impart his system of philosophy and the results of his experience to the younger man, in the

hope of saving the latter from the mistakes of the former.

a thief, and the man who takes money and gives nothing in return is a beggar; neither one is happy.

You've seen the balloon filled with hot-air go up, but if you stuck around long enough you also saw it come down. Nothing lasts without continual effort; if it does it’s either a ruin or a curiosity.

Tie up your perfectly good arm for a few months and when you remove the bandage it will be useless. Easy jobs make incompetents of those who fill them; that’s the hustler’s consolation, as well as part of his compensation. Only fools stick to sinecures. On general principles noth- ing comes easy that’s worth having. What is easily had is lightly treasured and therefore easily lost.

As I said before, the bigger the house the more opportu- nity for incompetence. It’s only in the small shop, where they count the stamps in the cash drawer nightly, that you'll find everybody toeing the scratch: they have to, to pay the rent.

a big institution maintains a few incom- petents for the sake of past efficiency. When they do it’s but a good heart If

Sometimes

the sign of poor business policy,

The question is often asked why some men succeed while others fail. Various answers are the third of which we publish herewith, are While the letters are written in a humorous vein, they are on the serious who has found success in a different field writes to his younger brother

In an epigrammatic style, with a touch of irresistible humor,

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the job higher up, and if you fail to land, and not for lack of earnest self with the

effort, console you reflection that few people in this vale of tears ever get what’s coming to them either in the way of reward or punishment.

up against it, for by

Even your bosses are your own

admission they are not getting the service they are pay ing for.

In heaven's name don’t provide yourself with a set o ready reasons against possible failure.

Your house pets may be obstructions in the way of prog ress, but if you set them the proper example of efficiency you can make them so uncomfortable that they will hunt other jobs. them; the tougher Any way you look A good

mechanic can manage somehow even with inferior tools,

Don’t stop at obstacles, surmount they are the more exercise you'll get. at it, it’s better to fall down than to lay down.

but a poor workman will do a botched job with the best instruments in the world

No man can rise above

rank and file who depend upon him for those quali they lack

initiative, ingenu-

ties which force, ity, purpose and action Real leadership must pr not pose. Gold lace a battle. Sit- ting in a swivel chair ona

duce

never won

Turkish rug before a ma hogany desk and wearing look, a_ wrinkled brow, and complaining about the quality of your dullness of

a wise

help or the trade will never get you anywhere.

If a man is wrong, don't throw him

Noise isn’t reason.

show him There isn’t any harmony in the bass drum unless it beats in rhythmic unison with the rest of the instruments in the band; and there's no success in business unless the whole organization is keeping step, with high spirits and colors flying Don't criticise—anal- yze. Anybody can find fault; it’s dead easy to

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ar down, but to build requires skill. Criticism

is destructive and discour

aging; suggestion is con structive and inspiring. Don't roast—reason If business is bad there must be a cause; find it; you'll discover it if you know

your book, and a correct

liagnosis—unless the dis

ease is fatal—is half the

cure

The house pet is a sort ommercial accident

his limitations, and we all have them; but there's

no disgrace in failure when you've done your be st.

Your personal work will

tell its own story, but even if it’s good there's no certainty that your

will be in worth.

reward pro-

portion to your Injustice, unfairness and selfishness are all in the game and you've got to learn to take them philo- sophically Failure to do

your best is your fault failure to get a just recon pense is your misfortuns that you can’t help and

no man should” worry

about something which is beyond his con- trol

But I've thing. In where an

noticed one

most cases employer fails to recognize re al ability in an employee, some com petitor with foresight and insight grabs the man Of course it doesn't follow that this will happen to

you, but no fellow who

keeps his health, his job and an increasing

bank need

worry on Way or the

balance in the

other. Life is full of knocks, and

hard many ol them leave pots; but a littl mighty fine intment in

us pretty sore ready oney is a most

cases,

likely to occur

the most perfectly regu

House pets have their uses by

background for the

ited business

ily proving a brilliance of real

In the old davs kings had their fools, and some of them were not » foolish as they looked, and others were more volist iter monarchs had their favorites, and often they ive the leuce with government, but just as requently government played the mischief with the favorit

The bigger the ip the more room for barnacles, and the irger the busine t! re room for simple efficiency to

asquerade in the guise of commanding ability but vhether the craft be na or commercial, there comes

when she has to have her hull scraped or lose het

| Va 1 raging ) stler i r cle id ati rawing good money, but wher ou begin to feel that mpare your joy—the joy of well-rendered

VICE vith the anxious state of mind of the four-flusher

V et by the dread that somebody will get bet think of that, old top, and | draw much

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that’s the troubl rhere are entirely too few humanitarians in business as it Is. Stick to them.

If, on the other hand, back numbers are maintained for lack of discernment on the part of the head of the house, stand a few bad

with house don’t discourage it

your

don't let that worry you. This same weakness may you in good stead when you happen to make breaks—and you will make mistakes unless you quit doing things

You mustn't expect to have everything your own way; nobody ever has. Every job has its drawbacks, and this you may discover some day when you quit a fair position for a worse one. thankful for the fact that everyone in your concern is not an ace; if they. there wouldn't be any

Certainly you'd have to be sev-

Personally, I think you ought to be

were all top-notchers, probably room for you to expand. eral times better than you are to make an impression I'd rather take my chances any time in a house full of medi- ocre people than in one where everybody knew as much as than I did blind a one-

eyed man is king.”

or more “In the country of the

Forget those dead-ones. Plug along with your eye on

| hope your future will prove to be as rosy as you don’t discount belief

you can ‘spend; |

ycture it in your fondest dreams, but ] ;

it by spending all you make in the that some

day you will be making more than told you what happened to me. Prospects are pleasant reflections, but to bank on them both made of th same stuff. At of twenty-four, with two-thirds of life still before him, a talks of tangible assets. When he gets to be twice

better. Phe

is to believe in dreams; they are

the age man prospects as that age he knows future is mighty collateral when

track trophy you

poor you're in the hole; it’s about as helpful as the won at college, but not nearly so negotiable .

Prospects are the ten-pins of desire set up in the alley of hope, down which rolls the uncertain ball of chance. A ten-strike is usually an accident.

Good luck to you, old man, and may you prove to be the

Who knows but in our

blood ol great commercial giants

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Your affectionate brother,

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Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, May 7, 1914

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People Talked About

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