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TOM WEEKLY STOUT'S LETTER
national committee, ex-Speaker *l<>e Cannon of .Illinois , and ex Governor Hadley of Missouri had made speeches or delivered them selves of "stnteny?uts" to the ef lect that we are about to have a panic. He drew from these well-,^ timed speeches the inevitable con elusion that there is a conspiracy on foot among those self-same re publican leaders to contribute to waril the very tiling which they so tearfully predicted, to-wit 'the dis-! t urbance of business in this coun fry. He pointed out that it stands to reason that if a chorus of such powerful voices as these of thej mighty gentlemen mentioned raises the cry of "wolf, wolf" thousands of timid people will be come frightened and ther» will, come about a consequent loss of j confidence arid a tightening-up of j commercial transactions. In good round terms, the big Speaker de- j nounced those who would thus de-' kiberately set out to destroy con tide nee and bring about a busi-1 ness reaction merely that they might profit politically thereby, He showed that conditions are not: us the alarmists have been paint ing them and that there is not the i slightest foundation for apprehen-' siou on the part of It will he observed that when the currency bill came up fora fi_! nal vide in 1 he house nil but fwo "f the progressives aula large number of republicans went on record in favor of the measure. The day after the bill was finally disposed of, I happened jo be talking with a republican member from Ihe west and he said: "I vot-j o 1 tor ihe bill because I believe if is all right. I studied the qnes-f lion from every angle and with hostile eyes for I was trying to find some excuse for voting against it Imt could not find any such ex •nse." Victor Mat-deck, leader - ■!' the progressives, said that, the measure is not what the progress-j ivrs want in every detail but tlmt! it is a great improvement over the present system and, lor that rea-! son, he had no hesitancy in sup-1 porting it. But two democrats voted against the bill which is rath-j er remarkable when it is consider ed that, in the beginning, scarcely j nay two men in the house held the j same view on the subject. organization committee compris ing Secretary of the Treasury Me.! Acioe, Secretary of Agriculture Houston and the comptroller of the treasury must select ''not more than eight nor more than twelve". Federal reserve cities and divide ihe continental United States into ns many districts. The next big job will be to put the new law into effect. And, in passing. I will emphacize the mag nitude of this task. First off, the! orcranizatinn rnmmittpp fmmmc s Naturally, every city of any com - • 1 • ' ... inertial importance would like to be selected as one of those Feder al reserve cities in which one of the liig banks will be located. In cidently, we have quite a number of such cities l would rather pick a postmaster for every town in Montana than have handed up to me the job of selecting those eight! or twelve reserve cities. When; McAdoe, Houston and the comp troller, who is yet to he selected, have concluded that portion of their label's, the}' will be mighty popular men in "not less than sight nor more than twelve" cities in this fair land of ours and mighty unpopular in about eight hundred or twelve hundred. In the meanwhile, the Presi dent will be busy picking out the live months together with the three officials previously mentioned will comprise the federal reserve board. I rathpr surmise that there are several thousand patriots in this nation who are willing to serve on that board and draw do w n, as an annual emolument therefor tire tidy sum of twelve thousand doll ars. I for one feel that there is just one qualification which will not be seriously considered when partisanship, ft is my firm belief that the example thus set by the the present President will be fol lowed in that respect by all future .. ______________ ,e President starts in to fix upj Hint list of five and that, is politics, The critics of the bill have pro. if daimed tfmt it will be made the V( -hicle for the up-building of a! powerful machine but I am firmly convinced that President Wilson proposes to prove to those critics that there is now at the head of! Hhis government a man who can ftnd will place patriotism above ...............^- ujn „. uluI1 Presidents of this country it mat lers not what their political faith ,,lfl be. j That long-deferred glad vacation now upon us. Tin President has left for some littie town down in ihe wilds of Missippi and most! of the members of congress have! also left Washington for other! parts. It was a long while mm-1 ll| g this vacation, nearly ten i months in fact and fully five months after it was scheduled to arrive, but is none the less welcome never , theless. At that, it will not lie' unduly extended as the boys must! i lu ' *' a °k here rlanuary 12th to re-j Rl,mp business al the old stand. j List time some of thenppropri ! atlol ' bills will be ready to report! j to ^' e bonse and business will be j ( * uite brisk under Ihe trig dome! I ^ or seV(ira * months to come. There is a disposition in ail quarters to! i burry things as rapidly as possible! as *bnt we may lie through and ! rea( b' b> |>uit b\ -June but it is! j doubtful i! that can be /iceomp j bshed. There is a lot of work i a bcad of congress for this session, ^ or one tiling, the President will probably come over again some fhie day in January or February! vnf h a message dealing with the object of trust regulation. That ont ' subject will likely provide sufficient grist to keep the legis lative mill humming for several! weeks. Then there is the AI ask - an railroad bill, some general con servation legislation and a half dozen other matters of almost e-i ;qnal importance all in all, 1 sus-! pect that we will celebrate thej next glorious fourth right lu re on i the banks of the Potomac and will j s A "s>«t imm u.e bnnci.j . I,ere °" tll(> j" 1, S, " te most j , " anKS ot . Uie ™ tomac wlU ",? p surprised if the torrid days 0 another August find the bunch of the stales of the union have pri mary election laws for the selee-; tion of candidates for congress and | United States Senator are to he; chosen by popular voie, there will \ be a lot of mighty restless slates uieu toiling and sweating away here in Wft8hi,, 8 ton in "'idsnmm-1 ter while the boys who would like: to succeed them are industriously wielding some wire cutters on any number of excellent political fences "back home.' Congressman Tom Stout. p ro » rum Slind8jf» tldflU3ry ■ 4tflj 10 O'clock. Sunday School, Communion . Service. Sermon; " Tl "' Subscribe for the Pioneer, THE CONGRE6ATIONAL CHURCH "A Community Church with a O'clock, Morning Worship! theme: "The Untrodden Path" A Communion Meditation, 7:30 O'clock Evening Sermon "The Four-fold Man" A New V ear Fancy Ail are welcome at this church. Raymond B. 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