The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 105, July 2001 - April, 2002 Page: 134
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An innocent figure of Texas indignantly responds to a caricature of President
Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan over the adminis-
tration's reluctance to assist in the recovery of the body of Webb County rancher
Clemente Vegara, who was kidnapped and killed by Mexican soldiers in 1914-
From a distance, Mexican President Victoriano Huerta closely watches events
across the Rio Grande. The illustration appeared in the March 11, 1914,
Houston Post. Texans expressed more concern about the violent Mexican
Revolution than they did about the bloodshed in Europe during World War I.
Many Texans, who expressed strong reservations about military involvement in
European affairs, held no such reservations when it came to Mexico. A discus-
sion of this turbulent era is in Patrick L. Cox's article, "'An Enemy Closer to Us
Than Any European Power': The Impact of Mexico on Texan Public Opinion
before World War I," which begins on page 41 of this issue.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 105, July 2001 - April, 2002, periodical, 2001; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101222/m1/142/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.