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FRIDAY December-9 , 1910
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the government, and in many respects is probably the
most complete and the clearest statement of the kind
issued in recent years."
The'message may be strictly to Congress, but the
members of Congress are also members of citizenship
of this great republic and are amenable to the wishes
of those who are not in Congress, as it was by their
suffrage that they are in Congress, and the people
should interest themselves* in the message by letting
the members of Congress understand that, it would be
well for them to set up and take notice of what the
president has said on these important subjects and act
accordingly, or they will not remember of ever going
back to Congress. The Republican party has permit
ted special interest men to beoome entirely too
prominent in the affairs of this government and es
pecially the legislative end of it, and that was largely
responsible for the rebuke the party was administered
last November, and the sooner the party reverses it
self and gets back to its old teachings the sooner will
it be restored to power. The message has been boiled
down to present the following pertinent facts:
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN.
PRESIDENT WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
Cease passing laws regulating corporations until
present statutes are given trial.
Direct government's activities to economy in admin
istration, enforcing laws, enlarging foreign trade.
Provide some form of ship subsidy.
Don't attempt any new tariff legislation at present.
Make tariff board permanent.
Appropriate $19,000,000 to fortify the Panama
Make appropriations for rivers and harbors only on
reports of commission of experts.
Pass anti-injunction Uw.
Readjust mail rates to make magazines pay more
thrn at present.
Provide new banking and currency system.
Add two battleships and several auxiliary vessels to
Dispose of coal and oil lands and water power sites
Report estimates for next year cut to $630,494,013.
--12, which is $52,964,887.36 less than current year.
Extend civil service to diplomatic and consular aer
Increase officers of army and engineer corps.
Rush fortifications at Corregidor and Pearl Harbor.
Give president authority to fix Panama canal toll
rates, with limit of $1 per ton.
Prevent railroads owning ships trading through ca
Revise court procedure to cheapen litigation.
Reommends parcel post on rural deliveries.
Extend civil service to all postmasters.
Prosecute vigorously all census padders.
Establish bureau of health.
Impose heavier fines on steamship companies for
violating immigration laws.
Make provision for retiring superannuated govern
Reimburse Southern Pacific for its expenditure in
fighting Imperial valley floods several years ago.
Amend law to enable interstate commission to ad
vance railroad valuation and fix responsibility in the
issuance of bills of lading.
Give some fitting recognition to Commander Peary
for his North Pole discovery.