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Hitting U/)e Nail on U/>e Head
The distressing financial conditions
in the Philippines by which the gov-1
Washington, Aug. 31.—An address
of Bishop Charles Brent, of the Epis
copal diocese of New York, before the
International Political and Economic
Institute at Williamstown, Mass., and
a series of advertisements running in
financial papers offering for sale
Philippine government bonds have a
intimate relation.
Bishop Brent, for years bishop in
the Philippines, has only recently re
turned to this country. In his ad
dress before the institute a few days
auo he said, speaking of the Amer
ican policy in those islands:
"There are two criticisms to be
be made of the last administration in
Washington. The first is that where
as all appointments to Philippine of
fices had formerly been made without
regard to American politics, after
1913 the partisan line was very sharp
ly drawn. The second is, that where
as men of real leadership had always
b fore been sent to high office there,
in recent years the men sent have
been of the kind who were content
merely to find out what the Filipinos
want and give them their des : re.
Let us do your developing and

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1 , time which the congress
took action, it being an emergency
measure, the National Bank of the
Islands was insolvent and on the
\erge of closing its doors. It had
"t only private funds deposited
with it, but about $50.000,000 Phil
ïppme government funds. Its closing
would have utterly wrecked all busi
ness m the islands, as it had made
heavy loans to many of the leading
commercial and industrial enterpr,
ses. Many of the larger enterprises
of the islands were about to be fore
closed by foreign interests which
were eagerly awaiting that opport
unity to get firmly entrenched in the
Eight years ago the Ph'lippine
bank and business in the islands were
in excellent condition. The World
War vastly increased the exports of
the islands and also increased their
ernment itself is practically bank
rupt and all prvate business
trate is a direct result of democratic
administration described by Bishop
Brent. It was to relieve this situa
tion that the congress recently au
thorized the Philippine government to
increase its indebtedness by $15,000,
000 and to increase
000 and to raise which bonds are
now being sold.
value. The critical financial con
ditions and virtual bankruptcy of
the government is due, not to econ
omic conditions, but to the inefficient
government administration. Saturat
ed with the
idea that was the democratic para
mount issue in Bryan's 1900 campaign
against McKinley's re-election, the
Wilson administration proceeded to
put these ideas into effect. Although
responsible for the manner in which
the islands were managed politically
and economically the democrats prac
tically turned the government over 1
to the natives and let them do as they
pleased. Affairs fell into the hands
of a faction of the Filipino politicians
with the result that at the end of
eight years the Philippines are in a
worse shape than at any time since
the United States took possession of
Politically, things are in a mess,
The virtual abdiction of the demo- J
cratic appointees left the native poli
ticians free to stir up trouble and re
kindle fires of dissatisfaction with
American police?,. Economically and
financially, affairs could hardly be
worse. The management of the gov-I
ernment bank was turned overby thel*
democratic administration to incom-1
petent natives with the above men
tioned results.
The Harding administration imme-1
diately dispatched American bankers
to take charge of the islands' finan
ces j n an em i eavor to prevent abso
j lute ruin. The congress passed the
j emergency resolution increasing
j Philippine legal indebtedness by $15,
000,000. But it will take a long time
and hard work to overcome the evil
effect of eight years of democratic
mis-management and the "Wilsonian
idea of self-edetermination as applied
to the islanders.
Washington, Aug. 31.—Congress is
j g( Ing to give a thought to Alaska
which has too long been the C'nderel-1
Ta of the United States. Asquired 53
years ago for a paltry price, Alaska
lias* experienced a career either of
too much government -or no govern
ment at all. For 17 years after its
purcha.se by the United States it was
without any civil government. It was
39 years before it was permitted to
have a delegate in congress and 451
years before it was pernTitted to have
a territorial government. Equal in
area to one-fifth the size of conti
nental United States, its natural re
sources are the most valuable* of any
section of the United States.
Despite this, Alaska has either
exploited by private individuals or
has had its development arrested by a
system of strangling red tape. At the
pi-esent, it is said that there are 30
odd federal government agencies
which have to do, in some way or an
other, with governing Alaska. The
result is hopeless confusion, inter
minable delay, conflict and overlap
ping of authority, and division of re
sponsibility, all of which have operat
ed, on the whole, to defeat the de
velopment of that territory.
derstood has the endorsement of the
administrator!, that will go a long
Senator New of Indiana, chairman
cf the senate committee on territories,
has introduced a bill which it is un
way toward correcting these govern
mental evils. It will be taken up aft
or the congressional recess. Briefly,
the bill provides for the transfer of
the duties, powers and fuictions re
lating to Alaska now vested in the de
partment of-agriculture, the depart
ment of commerce, the federal power
J commission, the department of treas
ury, and the department of war, to
the jurisdiction and control of the
department of the interior, which al
1 ready has considerable power and au
thcrity pertaining to the government
f Alaska. The powers transferred
rom the war and treasury depart
ments by Senator New's bill are pure
ly administrative, dealing with con
1 stiucticn and maintenance of roads in
Alaska. The purpose the bill is
to consolidate and centralize the au
thority for government in Alaska in
J one department and under one head
thus eliminating duplication of ex
thclptnse and effort, as well a
I responsibility for affairs in Aalaskt
A very important section of the bil
I provides that the Un ted States ship
) ''ng board shall transfer to the de
j oartment of the interior such ship
j r may be- designated by the pres*
| lent, of suitable capacity for hsfndl
: ng the maritim# passenger and
height carrying trade between the
Iln'ted States and Alasia. inoludin?
all military forces, United States
wail am* other government property,
These ships, together with the gov
ernment railroad in Aalska, shail be
operated in conjunction under the
management of the secretary of the
nterior, subject to the same juris
diction of the interstate commerce
commission as thaf commission has
over the transportation lines in the
United States.
development of Alaska. The United
State.: government has expended over
$50-000,000 in building a railroad in
Alaska, the main ]ir>~ of which is to
run v from Seward to Fairbanks. This
railroad, however, cannot perform its
This is of vital importance to the
•intended functions of the development
cf the interior of the territory touch
ed by it and ts tributaries, unless it
as a free and profitable communica
tien with the United States. At
present, it is at the mercy of private
shipping concerns. Under Senator
New's bill, it would be operated by
the government in conjunct'on with
shipping lines, also owned by the fed
eral government, which would guar
antee it adequate and unobstructed
access to the Pacific coast ports of
the United States. ,
Washington, Aug 31.—Appoint
ment of women on the adv sory or
auxiliary committees which may be
created, if the size of the delegation
precludes the appointment of a worn
an on the disarmament conference,
was the request made by a delegation
from the National League of Worn
en Voters, which President Harding
received at the white house on Wed
nesday, August 17. The delegation
carried the resolutions passed by the
national convention in April and by
the executive board in July. Those
in the delegation were: Mrs. Maud
Park, Washington, D. C- president
of the National League of Women
Voters; Mrs. Richard Edwards, Peru.
Ind., first vice president; Mrs. Gif
ford Pinchot, Milford, Penn., chair
man of the finance committee and
member of the committee on reduc
tion of armament by international
agreement; and Mrs. Minn : e Fisher
Cunningham. New Waverly, Tex.,
executive secretary of the National
League of Women Voters.
The League of Women Voters,
which was the first national wom
en's group to take official action on
reduction of armament was, also, the
first in its request for the appo'nt-i
ment of a woman on the conference
commission, or of women in the ad
visory and auxiliary committees
which may be created.
The resb-utions were presented to
the president by Mrs. Park, who also
introduced the members of the dele
gation. They were received with the
cordiality which characterizes the
president, who said that he was very
anxious to have the intuition and in
fluence of women utilized in the cön
ference. He added that he was con
e dent that the problem« would be
worked out satisfactorily.
The resolution passed by the con
vention asked that the president
recognize women as an integral
part of government and a contribut
ing power for'the betterment of hu
manity by the appointment of wom
en on all boards and commissions
deeding w'th or investigating inter
national relations."
That passed by the executive board
after the president's action in calling
an international conference to dis
cuss disarmament, expressed its deep
appreciat'd! of the act, pledged the
organization's services in furthering
the work of the conference in any
way possible, and requested that "if
the size of the American delegation
warranted,' a thoroughly qualified |
i woman familiar with women's inter
ests and experienced in internation
al affairs be appointed a member.
If the number of commissioners is so
sharply limited as to preclude this the
resolution urges that women of right
quarifications be appointed on such
advisory committees as the confer
ence may create.
"Our delegation is the logical de
velopment of the resolution passed by
th e league convention last April and
that of the board in July." said Mrs.
Park. "We realize that women have
not had practical experience in diplo-1
matic procedure and international
law. We recognize the importance of
diplomatic and legal points of view
but we believe that these are not all
The statesmanship of the conference
should be supplemented by the hu
man viewpoint; business and legal in-i
terests by the vivid interest and keen
instinct which women bring to social
service. Women have a special re
sponsibility for human life, a spec
ial sympathy with it. The same quali-|
ties in women which the world recog
nized and used during the war should
be equally valuable at this confer
once, which has been celled in the
hope of stopping, or lessening, the
chance of other wars.
• •
The League of Women Voters
realizes, of course, that there are
certain groups which have a right to
représentât' on on * the conference,
said Mrs. Edwards, "as the senate.
the state department, possibly legal
and business interests, etc. The main
• , -, ,_ ... , , , ■
ont the league wishes to emphasize
is that there shall be representation
of human as well as these other in
terests It would be disastrous to 1
itiesis. n W( ou d oe disastious to
the country if the commission were
top heavy with idealists. It would be i
nua;:v disastrous if we had no one
_ ,v ... . î , ä .
n t.ie comm.esion solely in the in
terests of humanity, and not bound i
of business senaor'al
_ . . . .
Such representation can best be
through a woman who holds to the!
woman's viewpoint that wa»* is hor
womans viewpoint tnai wa. is noi
nble, carnage unnecessary and
through reduction of armaments
The suggestion of the appointment
by quesions
precedent or legal entanglements.
civilization may find a way to les
sen the intolerable burden of taxa
tion and convert a larger share of the
public money from destruction to
constructive ends.
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We have a fine assortment of hams
on hand and can give you almost any size
you want while they last.
Or, if you prefer, you can buy by the
slice, and as little as you wish.
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of women on auxiliary committees^ if
the number of delegates is too small
to permit of a woman's appointment
on the conference
commented on in the white house cor
A friend of our hit a nail squarely
on the head the other day when ha
sa ' d was n ° longer a gov
ernmen t of the people, for the peo
P le and but a S° vern "
ment merel y of disbursement. Dur
in S la * fc t™ decades and partkr
u ^ ar ^ T * n the * as * ; » We bave created in
numerable burdens to cure real and
imaginary abuses that have crept m
^ tbe political system, until now, as
Governor Lowden has said, we face
the possibility of maintaining a gov
ernment employe for every private
citizen^ _
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will Know,
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, storing faded, gray hair to its natural
color dates back to grandmother's
time. She used it to keep her hair
beautifully dark, glossy and attra.'
■ tive. Whenever her hair took on that
faded or streaked appearance,
this simple mixture was applied with
wonderful effect.
But brev.ing r.t home is nussy ard
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any drug store for a bottle of "Wyeth's
Sage and Sulphur Compound." y< i
will get this famous old preparation,
Improved by the addition of other ir
p r edlents, which en.n be depended in
on to restore natural color and beac y
to the hair.
A well-known downtown druggist
savs it darkens the hair bo naturally
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You «imply dampen a

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