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END TARIFF GRAFTING
CALL OF THE COUNTRY TO THE
Opportunity to Justify the Confidence
, of the Voters Is at Hand-Com
j ing Session Will Make or
President Wilson has issued hia
? call for congress to meet in extra ses
sion April 7. Oscar Underwood,
chairman of the ways and means'
committee, promises to have his tar
iff bills ready on that date. It is be
lieved the entire session will be de
voted to ridding the country ot Ald
If Democrats in congress do their
duty, the first Monday in April will
Bee the beginning of the end of a
regime of tariif grafting that has last
ed more than forty years. If they
fail to do their duty, the same date
will mark the beginning of the end
of the Democratic party.
The issue which must make or
break the administration is fairly
joined, and the time of trial is set.
This journal has full faith in tin
patriotism, steadfastness and com
mon sense of President Wilson and
his backers in congress.
Democrats Not Responsible.
Speaking of the total amount of th,e
appropriations made by congress dur
ing the last session, the Tribune says:
"A Democratic house of representa
tives repudiated all its pledges in or- j
der to loot the treasury." Still, to
tell the whole truth, large increases
in practically every appropriation
were added by the Republican sen
ate, which was only prevented from
running up expenditures for new bat
tleships by the obstinate opposition
of Democrats, much to the Tribune's
disgust. The Increase of about $20.
000,000 in the annual pension bill, in
which Mr. Taft concurred by signing
the general service bill during the
previous session, and the natural
growth in postoffice expenditures ap
proximately covers the entire in
crease in appropriations of the last
session of congress, for which the
two parties are jointly responsible.
No Fuss and Feathers.
President Wilson has no taste for
Borne things in which Roosevelt revel
ed. He has nothing of the "rough
rider" in his nature, the martial spirit
that enjoys parades and personal dis
play. He would feel uncomfortable
flanked by a dozen military aids in
glittering uniforms. Discontinuing
the custom of decorating the p^e8^
dent's box whenever he or his family
attend the' theater and playing 'Thc
Star-spangled Banner" when he en
ters will disappoint Washington. But
the new president seems to have an
idea that lt ls not his duty to furnish
a continuous show for the benefit of
All this "millinery," gold lace and
music seem trivial in connection with
the simple, impressive dignity of
President Wilson. Simplicity is the
keynote of his administration, as it is
of his character.
No Party Split in Choice.
Republican papers that are discov
ering a party split in the choice of
Senator Clark of Arkansas to be
president pro tem. of the United
States senate In place of Senator Ba
con are exaggerating the value of an
office of comparatively little import
ance. The president por tem. is
mainly honorary in its character. Sen
ator Bacon in the senate of the last
congress filled the place only part of
the time, as the compromise of a
.deadlock on the Republican side. If
the majority of the Democrats In this
senate prefer someone else it is their
right to .vote for him. and Senator Ba
con would make a poor figure kick
lng over the traces about lt.
Whole Country to Be Considered.
It ls not surprising to hear that
some tariff-kickers are to be found in
the Democratic ranks and that sugar
and lumber and wool advocates are
already indulging in lachrymose ap
peals for protection. Nothing is like
ly to be done that will in any way
cripple any legitimate industry, but
the welfare of the whole country and
of the great masses of the people has
a right to precedence over sectional
Interests and favored classes. It ls
time for a broad national patriotism
and a national Democracy that can
Bee further than the boundaries of a j
congressional district-Baltimore Sun.
Many Duties Ahead of Him.
Looking forward to the duties that
await Mr. Wilson, the plain, old-fash
ioned, needful things he will be called
on to do, and reflecting on the ob
Btac'es he will have to overcome to
do them reasonably well, we are in
clined to think that the realization of
the "vision splendid" by which at
cresent he "moves attended" may
wisely be-and probably will have to
be-for a considerable time post
Wilson's War on the Rider.
Mr. Wilson affirms it to be his pur
pose to veto any and all appropriation
bills that contain riders. This is first
rate. For legislation that cannot go
through on its merits has no right to
enactment. The rider Is usually a
disreputable piece of legislative pro
posal that had better get the axe than
favorable action. So that there ls
nothing alarming in the announced In
tention of the president not only to
scotch, but to kill the rider whenever
lt parasites on an appropriation bill.
NEED AN OVERHAULING
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TO
PROFIT BY A CLEANING OUT.
New Political Appointments Will Not
Be Allowed to Lessen Efficiency of
the Administration, but They
Will Be Made.
The Ancient Order of United Bar
naclea views the Wilson administra
tion with alarm, not to use a shorter
and uglier word. Members o? that
ancieut order who have clung to the
ship of state for 16 years seem to
think they have a vested right to a
share of public money. Whoever seeks
to disturb them is an "ofliceseeker."
and just now that is the bitterest
term in the Barnacle vocabulary.
But the Ancient Barnacles are In
error if they think the country at
large cares much for their protests.
The notion is rather widespread in
this land that one who has held a po
litical job i'or half a generation had
better get out and see whether he has
lost the ability to earn au honest liv
President Wilson will not allow po
litical appointments to lessen the effi
ciency of his administration. The na
tion knows this; and knows too, that
every department of government
needs a thorough overhauling, lu face
of these recognized facts, the An
cient Barnacles may scream all they
pieuse, but the country will only smile.
Not Extremely Convincing.
The harvester trust took a very
ingenious course in putting on the
stand a number of farmers and deal
ers who testify that the consumers
and the trade have been benefited by
the combination. Their testimony,
however, was not very convincing.
One dealer did not sell the trust
goods for three or four years, but re
sumed handling them because he
could not do business without them.
That would look as thought the com
bination had too firm a grip upon this
business for the success of any com
peting concern. The combination
makes 90 per cent, or more of the
binders, and 75 or SO per cent of the
mowing machines, and if the prices
have not gone up very much, they
have certainly not gone down, and
some of them have been moderately
Thinks Party on Probation. "
The first consideration is that har
mony and cohesiveness must be pre
served in every feature of the party's
program. The most ambitious and
well intentioned project will fall by
the wayside unless they are support
ed by a united organization. It ls sui
cidal folly to assume that the opposi
tion ls either crushed or sleeping. It
ls very much alive and very vigilant.
The combined votes of the old guard
Republicans and the national Pro
gressives in a few pivotal states
would have brought Democracy in for
the worst drubbing in years. The
party is simply on probation.-Atlanta
President's Wise Move.
No one questions the wisdom of the
president in declining to be annoyed
by office-seekers. They and their
friends are the bane of any presi
dent's existence. In the recent past,
Mr. Taft was too good natured and
patient to drive them away, and Mr.
Roosevelt endured them because he
3 jealous of power and would not
allow anybody to do anything that he
could do himself. The office seekers,
therefore, flocked to the White House
for personal interviews with the pres
ident. Now they must seek the cab
inet officers, beyond whom their ap
peals may or may not go.
Good Wishes for Wilson.
Relying on his ability, Integrity and
broad-mindedness, the Globe most
cordially presents its good wishes to
Woodrow Wilson, our twenty-eighth
president Very few presidents, if
any since Washington, have had the
good fortune to enter the White
House so untrammeled with obliga
tions. Some have gone in burdened
with a debt to a section of the coun
try, to a state, to a faction, or to
some powerful man or men. Mr. Wil
son is free from these anxieties. His
only debt ls to the whole people.-Bos
Not the Farmer's Fault.
Whoever ls responsible for the high
cost of living, the farmer ls not. Sta
ple farm products of the United States
averaged 21.7 per cent, lower In price
March 1 this year than on the same
day in 1912.
It ls safe to say that no family in
the land has witnessed a correspond
ing drop in the prices it has to pay
for those farm products by the time
they aro ready for use.
With All Good Wishes.
The new cabinet starts with a clean
slate and an inspiring loader. May
Its deeds measure up to ita opportu
Progressives Offer Help.
President Woodrow Wilson does not
vaingloriously proclaim himself "the
chief" of his party or its spokesman
as a triumph. He tells with sincerity
that no man can doubt his wish to
serve only the needs of his people.
This proud humility must strike an
answering chord In the soul of the
new party that also seeks but to
serve. All "honest, patriotic, forward
looking men" within Its ranks and
without will step forward to meet the
appeal of the nation's new leader.
Chicago Evening Post (Prog.).
-"BEDING AND CARE OF GEESE
One of the Cheapest and Easiest of
All Domestic Fowls to Raise
Method of Management.
Geese are one of the cheapest and
easiest of all domestic fowls to raise,
says the Farm and Fireside. They re
quire little shelter at any time, and
if given plenty of pasture, will gather
the largest portion of their food from
the fields. They are very easily and
quickly fattened for market and bring
very good prices. This is the meth
od for managing breeding and market
geese: Never mate over two females
to each gander. Never use females
less than two or ganders over four
years of age. They are allowed to
run in a pasture where they have
plenty of grass to eat and water to
swim in. Ia winter and during the
laying season feed them lightly the
following ration: Bran, four parts;
shorts, two parts; cornmeal, one part;
and in winter cut clover, steamed,
tour parts, is added. A goose will lay
JO to 40 eggs iu a season, if she is
allowed to sit. The eggs require 30
days for incubation, and invariably
Goslings are removed from the in
cubators as soon as dry, and placed
in brooders where the heat for the
iirst 24 hours is 90 degrees. After the
first 24 hours the heat is reduced
daily until the goslings are ten to fif
teen days old. Beginning the third
morning after hatching the goslings
are fed as follows, four times daily,
by measure: Bran, ou*, part; rolled
oats, one part; cornmeal shorts, one
part. This mixture is dampened with
skim milk until it will crumble. Grass,
grit, and drinking water aro always
Water is given in fountains, so they
cannot get into it. They are fed as
mentioned until they are eight weeks
old. when those for market are
closely confined to be fattened, and
fed as follows, three times daily, all
they will eat: Bran, two parts;
shorts, one part; oil meal and beef
scraps, one part; cornmeal, one part,
dampened until it will crumble.
Whole corn is frequently given.
Green food, grit and water are always
FEEDING SILAGE IN SUMMER
Missouri Expert Says lt ls Cheaper
Than Blue Grass Pasture-Forma
tion of Good Dairy Cow.
Dean Mumford of the Missouri col
lege of agriculture makes the state
ment that cows can be maintained
more cheaply on silage than they can?
be carried through the summer on
blue-grass pasture where the land
costs about $100 per acre and ls suit
able for growing corn.
He says that there is very little
pasture land where a cow and a calf
can be pastured on less than one and
one-half acres, but it is entirely pos~
sible to get twelve and one-half td
twenty tons of silage from one acre.
A cow and her calf can be carried
through the summer on two pounds
of clover hay and thirty-five pounds
of silage per day as well or better
Princess Salatine Carlotta, Owned
by University of Missouri, Produced
18,405 Pounds of Milk and 721 Pounds
of Butter In One Year.
than on blue-grasB pasture. Thus he
declares that you can carry a cow
and her calf six months on less than
a half-acre of silage.
The good dairy cow has a broad
forehead, indicating Intelligence and a
kindly disposition. She has a short
thin neck not at all beefy, in which
veins are plainly manifest. She ls
narrow through the front shoulders
and thick cheated, indicating good
She has a large, well rounded
stomach, showing capacity for stor
age of food and water, from which
milk is to be manufactured. She has
broad hips and a good width through
the flanks, giving plenty of room of
lacteal organs. There ls also a gentle
incline from her shoulders to her
rump. The udder is large and soft,
hanging down well between her hind
legs and extending forward and back
ward in a well balanced proportion.
Her leg3 are short and her hair is a
Egg-eating is a habit that starts
with hens, generally, that are out of
condition, lu other words, when the
lien gets too fat and also when there
is a scarcity of lime in the bill of fare
the shells of the eggs become thin.
When being laid these soft-Bhelled
eggs usually break and the hen thus
acquires a taste. It is always best to
gather the eggs several times a day
so that there will be no chance for
breakage by hens crowding on the
nest or by a newly laid egg striking
those already laid.
Removing Old Knives.
To get the old knives off a sickle,
just hold the sickle Btrtp on an anvil,
or whatever you use for an anvil, let
ting the knife stand over the edge,
and one or two blows above the rivets
will take the old knife off. In other
words, let the old knife be its own
chisel to cut the rivets off.
ENDS TARIFF GRAFTING
MUCH SIGNIFICANCE IN PUTTING
RAW WOOL ON FREE UST.
Likely to Mean the Untaxing of All
Clothing, Releasing Consumer
From a Burden Which Should
Not Have Been Imposed.
The decision of Democratic leaden)
to put raw wool on the free liflt ls
right and wise. Whether that decision
can be carried through the senate or
not is another story.
The present duty of ll cents per
pounds on raw wool is made the basis
for the most comprehensive structure
of graft ever placed on the statute
books of a nation. Schedule K, the
wool tariff, is so bud it cannot be
amended. It must be built anew from
the beginning. If the new builders
etart with free wool, their way is clear
to un tax clothing altogether at the
earliest possible moment.
Secretary Bryan has always been in
favor of free wool, and once had a
sharp passage at arms with Oscar Un
derwood on the subject. President
Wilson espoused Mr. Bryan's views,
and Mr. Underwood yielded gracefully.
The harmony thus shown is a good
sign for consumers-and an omen of
ill for the tariff grafters who have
managed governmental affairs so long.
Of course the harvester trust has
not been dissolved. What does the
government mean by suggesting such
Trusts, according to George W. Per
kins, are inevitable and ineffable
things; compounded equally of busi
ness genius and angelic philanthropy.
They are born of cosmic necessity,
and nurtured on the milk of human
kindness. They save the small dealer
from the sin of avarice by putting
wealth out of his reach; and they
make the laborer content in the sta
tion to which Providence and G. W.
Perkins have called him by giving
him no chance io get out of it.
Why should such an assortment of
virtues be "dissolved," merely to satis
fy a petty prejudice in favor of obey
ing the law, and a ?seles rule of con
duct which out-of-date people call
"The government that wields the
arm of the people must be the strong
est possible." President Wilson's use
of the government of the people In re
lieving the distress of flood sufferers
is a fine exemplification of efficient
There isn't any red tape in that ac
tion. No hesitation as to how-not-to
do-it. No nice weighing of federal and
state's rights. No checks and bal
ances. No fear of paternalism or con
This style of president practices the
theory that Democracy can be and
should be Just as capable, just as re
spectable and Just as strong as the
government of Bismarck or Napoleon.
Bryan Administration Spokesman.
The suggestion-made with serious
ness-that Mr. Bryan abstain altogeth
er from oratory while secretary of
state is unreasonable. General Har
rison was his own orator on many oc
casions, and a very competent one, but
Secretary Blaine sometimes spoke for
the administration. Secretary' Root
made some very important speeches
for the Roosevelt administration, and
Secretary Knox performed similar
service for the Taft administration.
Mr. Wilson will need Mr. Bryan In a
like capacity, and Is fortunate in hav
ing a man so admirably equipped and
so willing to respond.-Washington
Two Republican Legacies.
Without stopping to deduct current
liabilities, which reduce the actual
treasury surplus to a bare working
balance of around $60,000,000. we can
frankly concede that che Republican
financial legacy to the Wilson admin
istration ls an Improvement on the
legacy left to the last previous Demo
Some little cash in the treasury is
better than no cash. Even a small
working balance ls better than a left
over order for plates to be used In
a bond issue for current expenses and
raided gold reserve.
Choice of the Country.
Several thousand Democrats whom
nobody ever heard of think that be
cause Woodrow Wilson was elected to
office they must havo been elected to
office too-New York World.
There are two ways of looking at
thiB phenomenon. If the unheard-of
Democrats hadn't voted for Woodrow
Wilson it is possible that Theodore
Roosevelt would ho president today.
-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
If all the job-hunting Democrats
had voted for Roosevelt the Wilson
plurality would still have been above
First Move to Be Made.
It would be unfortunate if the peo- !
pie were led to expect too much of the
tariff revision soon to be undertaken,
for disappointment might result in a
loss of confidence in the Democracy
at a critical time. If the cost of living
is to be greatly reduced during the
next administration, a determined and
Intelligent move against the food com
bines will have to be undertaken, for
as matters now stand these are in a ?
position to absorb most of the benefits i
to be derived from tariff reduction.
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