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J Editor and Business Manager
■0. A SMITH.
Washington, Nov. 30.
The Republican Publicity Associa
tion, through its President, Hon. Jonathan Bourne, Jr. today
gave out the following statement from its Washington Head
Hardly less important than our preparations for war will
be the work of putting the country in readiness to resume
more the activities of peace. In the recent elections the people
decreed that the task shall be carried on under the direction
of the Republican party. While it is possible from the point of
numbers for the Democrats in tin« Senate and House to enact
the pending bill providing for the apointment of a Reconstruc
tion Committee by the President, it is not probable that Dem
ocratic votes can 1»* solidified behind such a measure. There
are a few Democrats in eacty House who do not yield subser
vience to the President ami who have confidence in their own
ability and the ability of their legislative associates to study
and determine upon the plans for after-war reconstruction.
J he Weeks Resolution providing for a Joint Congressional
composed of an equal number of members of each
cl the two parties will more likely be adopted.
But even it the partisans of the President should prevail
and a Democratic Committee on Reconstruction should be
appointed, there would be little danger of the enactment of <
unwise legislation such a Committee might recommend. The
Republicans will assume control of Congress on March 4th and
it is not likely that much reconstruction will he enacted before
In view of the vast importance of the reconstruction prob
lems that confront the nation, it. is particularly fortunate that
a majority of each House of the next .Congress will be Repub
liean. Under the shrewd management of a Reconstruction Com
mission made up of pliant political henchmen of tin* Admin
istration, masquerading as industrial and economical
supported by a subservient Democratic Congress, Mr. Wilson
would have been able to put upon the status books legislation
that, in practical effect, would .have provided by law for long
continued administration of the government by Democrats.
J hat was the inevitable eftoet of much of the legislation
acted during the last two years. With the record before them
of the unscrupulous political efforts of the President and hi
party leaders to maintain their control of Congress, the Re
publicans have awaited with trepidation renewed
auocratic legislation, in preparation for the Democratic at
tempt in 1920 to continue in the White House Mr. Wilson
man of his selection.
"But the danger is now behind us. Not only will tin* Re
publicans be in a position, after March 4th, to stop furth
attempts at Executive usurpation of legislative prerogatives,
but they will be able to put before the President for his ap
pioval bills calculated to undo much of tin* carefully prepared
political structure that the Democrats have built. Let Mr.
Wilson veto such measures if he chooses to do so. Every sound
reconstruction bill that he refuses to sign will prove another
nail in his political coffin.
"The people have discovered that Mr. Wilson is not infall
ible. This in spite of tin* fact that every effort has been made
to impress upon the public that criticism of the Executive wi
little short of treason. They have been told that acts of the
President must be accepted without the slighest question, else
encouragement will be given the enemy. Doubtless amazed at
his own audacity the voter decided to express 1ns convictions
without regard to directions from Washington. He has found
that many millions of the American people think alike in their
estimate ot the President. The result 'of the elections will give
courage not only to tin* individual to talk as he thinks, but will
stimulate the press to give expressions to the thoughts that
have surged in the minds of editors for many months. Freedom
tf speech and unbridled discussion of public questions in the
months to come will mark the rapid dissolution of the hold the
Democrats now have upon the country and will spell an
more complete defeat for their party in 1920."
A TUNGSTEN TALE
At a special conference of the Tariff Reform League, in Lon
don, special effort was made to show the importance of home
control of certain "key
in themselves hut absolutly essential to the success of larger
industries. Among these were dyes, copper, manganese, tungs
ten, etc. Tungsten made a particularly impressive illustration
of the seriousness of industrial dependence, for, as was s
the wolfram ore
industries that are small
from which tungsten is made is produced chief
ly in the British domain. Vet when tin war broke out Great
Britain realized that she* had become dependent upon Germany
tor the tungsten So
ry in the manufacture of munitions, 1
cutting tools, etc. Germany had been buying wolfram ore from I
British territory, retining it, and selling the tungsten back to
was not peculiar to
almost absolutly dependent upon Ger- Q
many for every kind of manufactured commodity. The United f
State:; was dependent upon Germany for dyes, chemicals, sur- n
git. instruments, optical goods., etc. Our proper remedy was
and exactly what has been recommended for Great Britain
The situation disclosed in Great Britain
that country'. Russia
a protective tariff that will insure home production of the com
modities that may be classed as "keys" to vital industries. The
country realizes that, and the fact that the Democratic party
could not realize it may account in large measure for the re
puditation of the party at the polls in November. We want an
America First" policy, and intend to have it.
HOKE AT BAT
Senator Hokus Smith, of Georgia, has shown the War Trade
Board the political expediency of taking off the export res
triction on cotton, probably with the view to loading up Ger
many with this commodity as soon as little matters with re
gard to the late unpleasantness in Europe are smoothed over
to the satisfaction of both groups of belligerents. Hoke is the
best ambassador King Cotton ever sent to the National Capital.
He is the one, it will be remembered, who raised such a fog
when the English were holding shipments of cotton to Ger
many, before Mr. Wilson was gently but firmly urged into war
with the Hun. But Hoke had no particular comment to make
When the Huns blew the Lusitania to Kingdom Come. His atti
tude, as we remember, was that Americans who traveled on the
seas while the war was on were to blame for any consequences
of their foolhardiness, but that every bale of Dixie down was
sacrosanct. Incidentally let it be remarked that Government
regulation of wheat and other Western and Northern products
will continue, both as to price and as to destination.
PROOF OF THE PUDDING
Eighteen months ago Mr. Wilson was displaying so much
confidence in Mr. Denman, his appointee as chairman of the
Shipping Board, that he consented to a holdup of the shipping
program for over two months while Denman tried to convince
Gen. Goethals of the merits of wooden ships. The wooden pro
gram was adopted to a certain extent, hut no wooden ship has
as yet made a trans-Atlantic voyage. Why should not the Pres
ident show his continued faith in Denman hv going to France
in one of his ships! It is reported that the President is to make
the trip in a German-built boat, formerly named for the Kaiser,
and is to occupy the suite on the boat originally designed for
•ds Imperial Majesty. Much better taste would be displayed
by Mr. Wilson if he should choose an American boat. It is true
that the wooden ships thus far built have been pronounced
practically worthless by experts, and likely to sink if they
attempt an ocean voyage. But what of that? Denman himself
was pronounced worthless when he was on tin» shipping board,
but still the President clung to him.
Red Cross Desirous for Persons Will
ing to Work to Keport at
Persons willing to volunteer as nur
ses in the influeufctt eases are.asked to
please report at the Red Cross rooms
either u person or by leaving their
telephone numlters on Tuesdays and
Fridays, or call Mrs. Menkoe at any
time, Purifie phone 526. Experience is
not necessary and good remunerations
will lie paid.
CONSTRUCT NEW HIGHWAYS
SUU of Illinois Expected to Expend
$3,000,000 In Improving Roads
It la expected thnt Illinois will
pend $3,000,000 this year on federal
aid highways. The proposed road con
struction outlined by the Illinois state
highway department has been
proved by the national government,
cording to Secretary of Agriculture
The proposed work Includes
struction along the Dixie highway, the
Lincoln highway, the highway from
Chicago to the Wisconsin state line,
the Chicago to Joliet highway and the
road from Peoria northeast to Spar
land. Federal-aid money for these
roads Is to be available shortly. It Is
Good Roads Campaign.
The good roads campaign Is always
on and will always he on until every
road shall have been paved with the
best' of material and In the best of
manner. And then there will probably
be the establishing of more main roads,
and so It will go on until the country
la well supplied with roads that will
be practicable 365 days In the year.
An Awful Disease.
A friend of mine in one of the camps
Is a corporal. The occupants of the
barracks across the road had been In
quarantine for measles. Occasionally
one of the men was moved to the hos
pital. My friend was stricken with a
severe case of tonsllltls and one morn
lng the ambulance stopped to take him
to the base hospital.
As he entered the ambulance
soldier said, "Has
A second one,
No, he's a corporal.'
The first one answered with a groan
"Good Lord, that Just as bad !"—Chi
"It was a quiet Fourth."
"I don't think I heard a single explo
sion nil duy."
"I heard one."
I passed a motorist who liad
just had a breakdown,
dressing a few remarks to his
He was ud
War has not changed the American
darkey. A dusky cook of an American
regiment now in France was being
Q ulzz r<l •>>' an officer about the clennll
f 108S of ,hat fre ''Tor-»n army product
n °" n h " h
"How do you make your hash?" duti
fully inquired the officer.
"We don't make it, boss,
answer. "It just accumulates."
CARD OF THANKS
thank nil who sent
and cards and especially
the United Studeht body for the beau
I'enr Friends: Wo are very thank
ful for your sympathy and kindness.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Yates.
TEACHERS E AMINATIONS
and State Cert if i
Tea chers' Examinations
grades of County
rates will he held December 11). 20
and 21, at the Court House in G
Fire Insurance—A. W. Talkington.
beg to announce following sales dated,
others listed but not dated
NOVEMBER 15—Aug. Oilman, registered Aberdeen Angus
cattle and Percheron horses, Phillipsburg, Montana.
NOVEMBER 19— F. J. Juvanal, farm sale, Winchester, Idaho.
NOVEMBER 26—F. A. Wester, farm sale, Nez Perce, Idaho.
NOVEMBER 30 —Fat Stock Sale, Northwest Livestock Show,
DECEMBER 2—Auspices Northwest Shorthorn Breeders As
sociation, registered Shorthorns, Lewiston, Idaho.
DECEMBER 3 —Auspices Northwest Hereford Breeders As
sociation, registered Herefords, Lewiston, Idaho.
DECEMBER 10 —Fat stock, Pacific International, Portland,
DECmMBER 11— Auspices Northwest Shorthorn Breeders As
sociation, registered Shorthorns, Portland, Oregon.
DECEMBER 12— Auspices Northwest Hereford Breeders As
sociation, registered Herefords, Portland, Oregon.
DECEMBER 13 —Registered Holsteins, Portland, Oregon.
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