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..TOM STOUfS WEEKLY LETTER
IK ^ ~ ~ Written by Congressman Tom Stout tor the Wibaux Pioneer On the twenty-third day of June last past, President Woodrow Wd-' son came over to the capital and addressed Congress on the sub ject of currency legislation, dust five months later, several notable members of congress journeyed over to the White House to wit ness the President sign the car rency bill. When the Presid* nt came up here to the •'lull" and asked for a new banking am 1 . c> r rency law, a lot of old timers gravely shook their heads and v* n tured to predict that what Mr. Wilson wanted and what he would very, very different. Even a num-i her of his friends thought he was making a mistake and that vie get would be two different things, siionld have been satisfied to w ut until the regular session bef ue haviug congress undertake the! gigantic and all-important job of reforming our money system. It did look like a "long shot" which be the President was taking with discussion ou the tariff bill scarce ly yet under way in the senate end with a large majority of - he members extremely desirous of shaking the dust 1 nn their feet in Washing'on ler that ti ev might return home and attend to various and sundry matters of per k >nal and political import. 1 ut Mr. Wilson knew his congress 1 et ler than congress knew'itself, as 1 lie results have abundantly ie monstrated. He got his currency hiw. got it some thirty days Inter than he hoped to get it, it is true but, had it in sufficient season to present it to a waiting nation t a sort of Christmas present. The passage of the new enrre. ey LJ2SS. LOW ROUND TRIP TO FLORIDA > 97.50 from Helena to Jacksonville, Fla. 130.60 f om Helena to Key We?ft, Fla. 116.00 from Helena to Falm Beach, Fla. $ 99.80 from Helena to St. Augustine, Fla. 119.60 from Helena to Miami, Fla. 109.10 from Helena to Tampa, Fla. December 30, 1913 January 6, 13, 20, 27, 1914 Proportionately low fares from ycur town as well as from all other points in Montana along the Great Northern Railway. Final return limit April 30th, lfil l. Liberal stopovers allowed. Take advantage of those low fares and spend the winter months in Florida. Call on or telephone your local agent for detailed information regarding fare from your home town or write Great i #1 MrfiAiiohpv Great Northern JL • t* g 1 JIV/vJI Cl As^T. Gen'l Freight & Pass'r Agent. Northern Railway Helena /. Monnana. Railway Panama-Pacific-International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 law ('an not be const rvu din 1 other light than as another gr at personal victory for the President. ft was comparatively easy to se cure favor able action on the part of the house but, as usual, it was a tug-of-war when the bill got i 11 - to the senate, h must not be un derstood that the senate is less - c sponsive to public sentiment than is the house, but ihe rub's of die house which permit unlimited de bate on any subject which comes before it tend somewhat to delay uncertain As constituted gressive n body as in the house, The old order has changed won derfully over there during the action and make the tinal decision today, the senate is just as pro past three yeaas nr.d the people have no reason to be in the slit ht est degree suspicions of that ui gust assemblage. It is made up of big progressive men and if they at sometime appear to be some what oppressively deliberate, this may be forgiven when one con-! skiers the character of work they are called upon to perform Speak - er Clark hit the nail squarely 01 . the head when, in a recent spe, eh delivered on the floor of the housi he said ot the senate that it i« ; mighty good thing that them i one place in the national cap to; "where you can have a ti ng talked out''. That, is exa tlx what the senate did on the < nr rency bill. That bi i''talked out" to tin issue vhh everlasting finish and while it required sev\ rat weeks to do it, the country pr lit ed by the delay and 1 believe die bill as it passed the so-called up per house, was a great improve ^imont over tlio bill pulsed by more numerous brunch of cungresH. As' a direct result of tin* •■■xhnust.ive, ■ find. ul times, exhausting. delicti-* in tlie senate, tin' people of this nation know a lot more about the) "" 1RSur, ' !l1 "* H'0 necessities j which prompted its enactment plum they would have ever known known had those bebntes nol tak en place. It was the senate which wrote into the new law several im portant sections tending I<* make the system more favorable to the agricultural interests of the coun try and others which removed val id objections widen ihe hankers had to the measure. t here was a considerable dis P^uy of oratorical pyrotechnics | vvht'ii the bill, as amended, came back to the house last Thursday. |dim -Abilin took occasion to arise mul omit a few observations to tin general h-nor and eftY-el that !h* nation is on the brink of anabsy mal panic as a result of demociat gulf our fair land. When the his-! j mission started. Champ Clark was! ie administration. Figuratively ! speaking, Maun shed many briny j tears in contemplation of the ca-i tastrophe which is about to cu j observed to call another member to ihe chair and lake Iris place uuwu asked on the him it b ■'or. Some one wa;- going t. j make speech and tic replied that, he whs if-lim Maun made a speech. it would appear ihal he had a preitv accurate idea of wind blip miuo;ify leader was going to r-u\ for no sooner that had JManu sat, down than the big Missourian walked down in front of the assented multitudes of law-makers. He lost no time in getting into action, He began by pointing rut that within a week. mu-Ii notable re puhlienne as Senator Knot of Few ^ ork, Congressman Maun of 111., Chairman Hilles of the republican (continued on page seven.) 0. S. DRAKE DRA Y LINE ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ Livery. Feed and Sate Stable Dealer in Coal»A\ito Livery Local Agent For Hugh's Oil Co. Phone No. 2 I ua Wibaux, Montana Bring Us Your Grain Highest Market Prices Paid, Faxmers' ElevaJor Co. G. A. 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