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indoraea Republican Senator1 Action
N Regard to Treaty and Reaffirms
Poreljm Pollclea of Wathlngton, I
Jefferson and Monroe. I
OblcoKo. TIip platform ndoptcd by
tfce dnlrgatcs to. the Republican na
tional convention nt Clilraj-o on .Turn
10 declares thnt the Republican purty
reaffirms Kji nndylnpr devotion to lh
coiwtltutlon of the Unltod Slatoi and
to the Kunrnntee of civil, political and
rellRloua liberty therein contained. It
will resist all attempts to overthrow J
the foundation! of the government or
to weaken the force of lis controlling
principles and Ideals, whether those
attempts he made In the form of In
ternational policy or of domestic ngl
v tatlon.
' " ' For seven years the national gov-
" ' erniucnt has been controlled bv the
4 ; Democratic purty. During that period
' t '' ; wr of unparalleled magnitude bns
', "' anakeu the foundations of civilization,
decimated the population of Kurope I
nd left In Its train economic mlnory '
and suffering second only to war Itxelf.
', r outstanding features of the
Democratic administration have been
complete unpreparednesH for war and
complete unpreparednesH for peace.
Never has our nation been con-
fronted with graver problems. The
Iople are entitled to know In defl
mie terms how the parties purpose
imlYlnr these problems. To thnt end.
- v the Republican party declares Its
, rollcie and program to he ns fol-
I Iowa:
I We undertake to end executive
autocracy and to lestore to the peo
ple their constitutional government.
The policies herein declared will bo
carried out by the federal and statu
eovernments, ench acting within Its
constitutional powers.
Despite the unconstitutional and
i dictatorial course of the president
and partisan obstruction of the Demo
cratic congressional minority, the Re
publican majority has enacted a pro-1
jram of constructive legislation, which
as great purt, however, has been nulli
fied by the vindictive vetoes of the
The Republican congress has met
p Hie problem presented by the mlmlnls-
Itrat Ion's unprepHiedne.ss for peace. It
has repealed the greater part of the
v vexatious war legislation. It has en-
afc acted a transportation act making j
r possible, the rehabilitation of the rail-1
road systems or the country, the opera-!
Won of which, under the present Demo
cratic administration, has been waste
ful, extravagant nud Inefficient In the
Mithest degree. The transportation
t, made provision for the peaceful
' settlement of wage disputes, partially
, Mlllfled, however, by the president's
' elny In appointing the wage board
created by the act. This delay pre.
rlpitated the outlaw railroad strike.
Wo stopped the flood of public
U treasure, recklessly poured Into the
I lap of an inept shipping hoard, and
I v laid the foundations for the creation
I ' v, - f a great merchant marine; we took
I from the Incompetent Democratic atl-
' nanlstratlon the administration of the
I telegraph and telephone lines of the
1 country and returned them to prlvute
wncrshlp; we reduced the cost of
f postage and Increused the pay of the i
I koatal employees the poorest paid of '
I ,' ' all public servants; we provided pen-!
Jj ,f slons for superannuated and retired I
(' rlvil servants and for an Increuse lu
pay of soldiers and sailors. Wo re
rganlzed the army on n peaco foot
ing and provided for the mulnteuanre
t a powerful and efflfifbut navy.
Aided Suffrage.
,' The Republican congress estnbllsh-
i ad by law a permanent woman's
J toman In the department of labor; wc
sobmltted to the country the constitu
tional amendment for woman suffrage,
and furnished twenty-nine of the
thirty-five legislatures which have
ratified it to date.
legislation for llie relief of the
consumers of print paper, for the ex
tension of the powers of the govern
ment under the food control act, for
broadening the scope of the war risk
J Insurance act, better provision for the
dwindling number of aged veterans of
the Civil war, and for the bettor sup
port of the maimed und Injured of the
great war, and for making practical
Hie vocational rehabilitation act has
i keen enacted by the Republican con-
I gris.
I Wo passed an oil leasing and water
II powor bill to, unlock for the public
I good the great pent up resources of
V the country ; we hove soug'ht to check
I the profligacy of tho administration,
l to realize upon the nssets of the gov-
eminent and to husband tho revenues
J florlvod from taxation. ThoRcpuhll
j i tans in congress have been responsible
"-Jfofor cuts In tho estimates for govern
I ment expenditure of nearly three bll
j Hon dollars since the signing of the
( armistice.
H Wc onacted a national executive
budget law; wo strengthened the fed-
m urnl reserve net to permit banks to
H lend needed assistance to farmers ; we
I authorized flnnnclal Incorponitloiis to
' develop export trade.
i The farmer Is tho backbono of the
t nation. National greatness and eco-
ftt nomlc Independence demand a popula-
1 tion distributed botween Industry and
H tbo fnnn, and sharing on equal terms
the prosperity which Is wholly do-
Ji pendont on tho efforts of both.
iS Neither can prosper at tho expense of
i tho othor without Inviting Joint dls-
I aster.
1 Tho crux of tho present ngrlculturnl
I conditions lies In prices, labor and
Tho Republican party believes that
Wi this condition can be improved by
K practical and ndequate farm rspre-
sentatlon In the appointment of gov-1
rrnmontal officials and comm' oun.(
ne right to form cooparatU
soclatlons for marketing their pro
ducts, and protection agulust discrim
ination; the scientific study of agri
cultural prices and farm product costs
at horn? and abroad, with n view lo
reducing the frequency of abnormal
fluctuations; the uncensored publica
tion of such reports; the authorl.a- ',
tlou of associations for the extension
of personal credit; a national Inquiry
of tho coordination of rail, water and
motor transportation with adequate
facilities for receiving, handling and
marketing food : the encouragement of
our export trade; an end to unneces
sary price-fixing and Ill-considered
efforts arbitrarily to reduce prices of
farm products which Invariably result
to the disadvantage both of producer
and consumer; and the encouragement
of the production and Importation of
fertilising material and of Its exten
sive use. ;
, Industrial Relations.
There are two different conception
of the relations of capital and labor.
The one Is contiactuul. ami empha
sizes the diversity of Interests of
employer and employee. The other Is
that of copartnership lu a common
We recognize the justice of collec
tive bargnlnlng as a means of pro
moting good will, establishing closer
ami more harmonious relations be
tween employer and employees and
realizing the true end of Industrial
The strike or the lockout a a mean i
of hcttllug Industrial disputes Inllicis
Mich loss and suffering on the com-1
munlty as to Justify government In- j
It lathe to reduce It frequency ami
limit Its consequences. (
We deny the right to Mrlke against i
the government; but the rights and in
terests of till government employees
must be safeguarded by Impartial laws
und trlbuulty.
We demand the exclusion from Inter-state
commerce of tho products of
convict labor.
We pledge our,seye to a carefully
planned readjustment to a peacetltne
basis anil to u policy or rjgld economy, i
to the better eoordlnat,loh of depart-'
mental activities, to the elimination I
of uniieeessury officials and em-1
ployees, and to the raising of the ,
standard of the Individual efficiency.
Simplified Form of Income Returns.
We advocate the Issuance of a slm- (
pllfled form of Income returns; an-,
thorlzlug the treasury department to
make changes in regulations effective
only fnnn the date of their approval ; i
empowering the commission of Inter
nal revenue, with the consent of the j
taxpayer, to make final and eonclii
slvu settlements of tax claims and as-,
Ressmeuts, barring fraud, and the ere-
otlon of a tax hoard consisting of at
least three representatives of the tax
ipayjpj:jliul)llc und the head or the
principal dMslnns of the bureau of1
internal revenue to act as a standing ,
committee on the simplification of'
forms, procedure and law, and to make
recommendations to the congress. I
The High Cost of Living.
The prime cause of the "high cost of
living" has been, Hrst and foremost, J
a flu per cent depreciation in the pur
chasing power of the dollar, due to a
gross expunslon of our currency and
credit. Reduced production, burden
some taxation, swollen prof Us and the
Incrensed demand for goods arising,
from a fictitious but enlarged buying
powor, have been contrlbuUug causes
In a greater or less degree.
V condemn the. Democratic ad-1
mlqlst ration for failure Impartially to
enforce the antlproflteerlng laws en
acted by the Republican congruss.
i Railroads,
i We are opposed to government
ownership and operutlon or employee i
operation of the railroads. In view of
the conditions prevailing In the coun
try, the expenditures of the last two
years and the conclusions which may
itc fairly drawn from an observation (
of the transportation systems of other
countries, It I clear that adequate
1 transportation service, both for tho
present and future, can be furnished i
more certainly, economically and ef-i
flelently through private ownership i
laud operation under proper regulation
I and control. i
1 We endorse the transportation act
' of 15)0 enacted by the Republican con-
gre.ss as n most conservative legisla
tive achievement.
1 Regulation of Industry.
Wc approve In general the existing
federal legislation agafnst monopol.
'and combinations in restraint of trade,
but since the known certainty of a
(law Is the safety of all, we advocate
such amendment as will provide
American business men with better
menns of determining In advance
whether a proposed combination Is oi
ls not unlawful.
! International Trade.
The uncertain and unsettled condi
tion of International balances, the ab
normal economic and trade situation
'of the world, and the impossibility of
forecasting accurately even tho near
future, precludu tho formulation of a
definite program to meet condltlonH a
year hence. Rut the Republican party
reaffirms its belief In the protective
'principle, and pledges Itself to n re
vision of the tnrlff as soon as condi
tion shall make it necessary for the
preservation of the home murket for
American labor, agriculture and In
dustry. Merchant Marine.
Tho national defense nnd our
foreign commerce require a merchnnt
marine of the beBt typo of modern
ship flying the American flag, manned
by American seamen, ownod by pri
vate capital and operated by privato
The Immigration policy of the
United States should be such us to In
sure that the number of foreigners In
tho country nt nny one time shall not
excoed that which can be asslmllatod
with reasonable rapidity, and to favor
Immigrants whose standards are simi
lar to ours.
The existing policy of the Unltod
States for the practlcaly exclusion of
Asiatic Immigrants Is sound nnd should
bt- inn ailned.
There Is urgent need of Improve
ucnt In our naturalization laws. No;
alien should become a citizen until
hu has become genuinely American,
and tests for determining the alien's
fitness for American citizenship should
be provided for li law, i
Free Speech and Allen Agitators. I
Wo demand that every American
citizen shall enjoy the ancient mull
constitutional right of free speech, free I
press and free assembly and the no I
less sacred light of the qualified
voter to he represented by hi duly
chosen representatives; but no man
may advocate resistance to tho law,
and no man may advocate violent over
throw of the government.
Public Roads and Highways.
We favor liberal appropriation In j
cooperation with the states for the
construction of highways which will)
bring about a reduction lu tratiportu-i
tlou costs, better marketing of farm
product, Improvement lu rural postal!
delivery, as well as meet tho nocd
of military defense. I
We favor a fixed and comprehensive
policy of reclamation to Increase na
tional wealth and production.
We recognize In tho development of
reclamation through federal action
with Its Increase of production and
taxable wealth a safeguard for the na
tion. We commend to congress a policy to
reclaim lauds and the establishment
of a fixed national policy of develop
ment of natural resources lu relation
to reclamation through the now desig
nated government agencies.
The Service Men.
We hold lu Imperishable remem
brance the valor and the patriotism of
the soldiers and sailors of America
who fought In the great war for human
liberty, and we pledge ourselves to dis
charge to the fullest the obligations
which a grateful nation Justly should
fulfill, lu appreciation of the services'
rendered by Us defenders on sea and
on laud.
Civil Service.
We renew our repeated declaration
that the civil service law shall be
thoroughl.x and honestly enforced and
extended wherever practicable.
Postal Service.
We condemn the present adminis
tration for Its destruction of the effi
ciency of the postal .service, and the
telegraph and telephone service when
eon trolled by the government, and for
It failure to properly compensate em
ployees whose expert knowledge is
essential lo the proper conduct of the
affairs of the postal syMoin. We com
mend the Republican congress for the
enactment, of legislation Increasing the
pay of postal employees;, who, up to
that time, were the poorest paid In
the government service.
- Woman-Suffrage,- - j.
We welcome women Into full parti
cipation lu the affairs of government
and the activities of the Republican
party. We earnestly hope that Re
publican legislature In states which
have not yet lifted upon the suffrage
amendment will ratify the amendment,
to the end that all of the women of
the nation of voting age may partici
pate In the election of 11120, which
I mi Important to (lie welfare of oar
Educational and Health.
We Indorse the principle of federal
aid to the states for the purpose of
vocational nud agricultural training.
The public health activities of the
federal government are scattered
through numerous departments and
bureaus, resulting in Inefficiency, dup
lication and extravagance. We advo
cate a greater centralization of the
federal function, and, In addition,
urge the better coordination of Hie
work of I he federal, .state und local
health ugencle.
The Republican parly stands for n
federal child labor taw and for Its
rigid enforcement., If the present law
be found unconstitutional or I n of fe
ll ve, we shall seek other means to
enable congress to pi event the evils
of child labor. ,
Women have special problems of
employment which mnke necessary
special study. We commend congress
, for the permanent establishment of
i the women's bureau In the United
, States department of labpr to .serve
as a source of Information to the state
and to congress.
The principle of equal pay for equal
service should be applied thioughout
all branches of the federal govern
ment lu which women are employed.
Mexican Policy.
We .should not recognize any .Mex
I lean government unless It be a re
sponsible government, willing and able
to give sufficient guarantees that the
lives and property of American cit
izens are respected and protected,
i that wrongs will be promptly cor
rected ami Just compensation will bo
made for injury sustained. The Re
publican party pledges Itself to a con
I slstent. firm nnd effective policy to
' wards Mexico that tliiill enforce re
spect for the American flng and that
shall protect tho rights of American
citizens lawfully In Mexico to security
! of life and enjoyment of property in
i accordance with established Interna
tional law and our treaty rights.
Armenian Mandate.
We condemn President Wilson for
asking congress to empower him to
accept a mandate for Armenia. The
acceptance of such mandate would
throw the United States Into the very
maelstrom of European quarrels.
We deeply sympathize with the peo
ple of Armonla and stand ready to
help them In all proper ways, but Iho
Republican party will oppose now and
hereufter the acceptance of a man
date for nny country In Kurope or
League of Nations.
A scrupulous observance of our In
ternational engagements when lawful
ly ussumed, Is essential to our own
honor and self-respect and the respect
of other nations. Subject to a duo
regard for our International obliga
tions, we should leave our country
free to develop Its civilization along
the line most conducive to tho happi
ness nnd welfare of the people, and
to cast lt5 Influence on the side of .lu
tlco and right should occasion reqnJn.
The Republican party stands fo
Hgreement nmong the nations to pre
serve the peace of the world. We be
lieve that such an International asso
ciation must be based upon Interna
tional Justice, and must provide meth
ods which shall maintain the rule of
public right by development of law
and the decision of Impartial courts,
and which shall secure Instanl nnd
general International conference when
ever peace shall be threatened by
political action, so that the nation
pledged to do and !nlt upon what Is
Just and fair may exercise their Influ
ence and power for the prevention of
war. We believe that all this can bo
done without the compromise of na
tional Independence, without depriving
the .icople of the United States In ad
vance of the right to determine for
themselves what Is Just and fair when
the occasion arises, and vvltluntt In
volving them as participants and not
us peacemakers lu a multitude of
quarrels, the merits of which the.v are
unable to Judge.
The covenant signed by the presi
dent at rails failed signally to accom
plish this purpose, and contained stip
ulations not only Intolerable for i;u
Independent people, but certain to pro
duce the Injustice, hostility ami con
troversy among nations which It pro
posed to prevent.
That covenant repudiated to a de
gree wholly unnecessary and unjusti
fiable the tlme-houored policy lu favor
of peace declared by Washington and
Jefferson nnd Monroe, and pursued
h.v all American administrators for
moie than a century, and It Ignored '
the universal settlements of America I
for generations pnst In fnvor of Inter-1
national lnw and arbitration and It
rested the hope of the future upon
mere cxpedloncy and negotiation.
The unfortunate insistence of the
president upon having n own way
without any change, and without any
regard to the opinion of a majority of
the senate, which shares with him In
the treaty making power, and the
president's doninnd thut the trcat.v
should be ratified without any modifi
cation, crrn-tfid a situation In which
senators wore required to vote upon
their consciences and their oaths ac
cording to their Judgment upon the
treaty us It was presented, or. submit
to the commands of a dictator lu a
matter where the authority under the
constitution was theirs and not lit.
The senators performed their duty
faithfully. We upprove their conduct
and honor their courage and fidelity
and we pledge the coming Republican
administration to such agreement with
the other nations of tho world as shall
meet the full duty of America to civ
ilization and humanity lu accordance
with American Ideals, and without
surrendering the right of the American (
people to exercise Its Judgment 'and
Its power in favor of Justice and pe.ieo.
Good Story of the Discomfiture of the
Enemy of Mankind Told In
Old Chronicle.
Tho old story about iho monted
mound lu the parish of Whitchurch,
j:uglnnd, called the Twmpiith, Is thus
Yelated by Cap.. Harry IaswIs In the
"Archeologla Combrensls;"
"Once upon a time the devil quar
reled with the people of the Rhomtda,
and he determined to destroy them;
so, he dug up a spadeful of Kugllsh
earth, nud set out to dam the River
Tuff below Cnstcll Ooch. He walked
till he reached the foot of Rhublmt
hill, which Is about u mile from the
ensile, near the old smithy of Heven
St. .lervls; nnd, fooling tired, and the
day being hot, he sat down to rest
Looking up, he espied a cobbler com
ing down the hill with n nark on his
hack. The cobbler bad been, as vvu
then the custom, going round the
countryside collecting shoes io he
mended, and the sack was fall of old
shoes thnt neded soling. 'Good day.'
said the rioill; 'how for Is It to Ouslell
C'och'.' The cobbler wns no fool, ami
recognizing nt once with whom he linil
lo deal, guessed that the devil was
contemplating some mischief. 8o he
opened his bag. and, displaying the
old .shoes with soles 'full of holes, an
swercd that he Imd worn them all out
walking from Onstell Ooch. The devil
was too tired to pursue what he Im
agined must be a very long Journe.v
and In disgust threw the spadeful of
earth over the hedge; and, as the old
man who told me the story said
'there Is the mound to prove the truth
of the story.'"
I The Susceptible Cow.
Two Chicago children were visiting
their grnndpnrents on n funn north
east of Muncle. It wns their first ex
perlence of the kind, ond they were
Interested In everything they saw The
I milking operation wns especially ab
sorblng. Hitherto their only know!
edge of the origin of milk wns that It
came In bottles from the grocer's.
Discussing the milking n little later
I with his sister. Arthur who Is seven
concluded: "Rut I ain't got much re
spect. Helen, for thnt cow that's as
Miy tlnttered us grandpa's cows are
firandpn calls 'em 'Ross,' when they
nln't boxs at nil, and that seems to
tickle 'em ho they give up nil their
mllli. when If they had nny sense
they'd keep It for their own use." In
dianapolis News.
Ostlan. I
Osslan, a mythical flnellc hero and
hard, lb said to hnve lived In the thlrii
entury, and to have been the son of
I'lugnl, a Caledonian prince and hero
whom Ije accompanied on various ex
peditions. The story goes that Osshin
was carried awHy by his fairy hind
mot her to the "isle of the evei
voting," but he returned Inter, und
i hen old, blind and alone, "Osslan after
ihe relnn," he told the story of the
uerocs to St. Patrick. In 17W! IK
lames Mcpherson published two epn -vhlch
he claimed to he tnuislalni
'"I'm Oshlan's poems.
. AH Good Roads Boosters
Should Attend the I
To be Keld at Salina I
Come to this Con- I
vention; help estab- I
lish the East-West I
J-'- ' aiu j ji mu - mi Imilj a u bji wmmmarmmmmmMmmmmmmmmramMmmmmfmfpf!
Hot Spot and Rarrfs-horn vM
Sofve a Serious Problem I
! T TOT SPOT "breaks up" the low jiff I
JLJL grade, inferior "gas" of the day, l H
and RamVhorn rushes the "dry cloud" Jjj H
thus formed to the cylinders beforc.it t H
has a chance to revert to n. lip jjS
"mist." The result is instan- OTra ff H
taneous combustion and maxi' wffi
mum power from "gas." olSSv jp H
Si' ii "! - airy- - hu , M
It Would Say-"Use The BesT I I
I If you walk about town you'll see dwellings Just I
groaning for a coat of paint. H
If these houses could talk, they'd say, "Paint us, I
and save us when you save the surface you save
11 " fl H
Property worth owning is worth preserving. H I
When you paint, you want paint of a lasting quality I
Cedar Lumber &C I J
Commission Co. I f
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