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hn uluI tban, In Conoordia
PYarig, amma- d against hunt
meg, eeet fai or fege cutting,
w in smy ether uner trespassing
Sthe ss.' VkIolatmt illbe proseoted
rlrilrlrmt huating, shootinmg, fish.
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theteem. Vktitor. mll be prosected
to the fall extent o the lawr.
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F hiardP&My a
FUTURE UNITED STATES LAWS
CAN SUPPRESS WORLD CHAOS
AND TYRANNY, SAYS WILSON
Message to Congress Based on Legislation for
Readjustment as Model
"Washington.-lp his final regular
mesgat~to Congress, delivered by
er Dechanher 7,,the second lay
meet ..of the .81ty-sixth,
t W' ls6 ':,deeglred .that on
wjat pa ot i-ýa'kkg bodieg shall
To to" remddlr' ý 6 stýts or evils
that may have shown themselves in
our own national life depends the
triumph of democracy in the world;
that to do so "Will afford the most
effectual offset to the forces of chaos
and tyranny which are playing so dis
astrous a part in the fortunes of free
peoples In more than one part of the
The President declared that this
country should first demonstrate with
In its own borders that the will and
power of democracy will make and en
force laws which are unquestionably
Just and equal to their administration,
and second, stand for right and justice
as toward individual nations.
Wilson did not mention the peace
treaty or -League of Nations in his
message, but submitted the following
program to carry out the aims he out
1. Immediate passage of the budget
2. Strictest economy In Government
-8. Immediate revision of tax laws.
4. Adequate provision for disabled
soldiers and sailors.
5. A Government loan to Armenia.
6. Granting of independence to the
Immortal Lincoln Quotation.
The President's speech in substance
"When I addressed myself to per
forming the duty laid upon the Presi
dent by the Constitution to present to
you an annual report on the state of
the Union I found myself dominated
by an immortal sentence of Abraham
Lincoln's, 'Let us have faith that right
makes might, and in that faith let us
dre to do our duty as we understand
it' a setenee immertheeuse it em
bodies in a form of utter simplicity and
purity the essential state of the na
tin., the faith in which it was con
ceived and the faith in-which it has
grown to glory and power.
"With that faith and the birth of a
nation founded upon it came the hope
into the world that a new order would
prevail throughoht the affair of man
kind, an .order in which reason and
right would take precedence of covet
ousness and force, and I believe that
I express the wosh and purpose of
every thoughtful American when I say
that this sentence marks for us in the
plainest manner the part we should
play alike In the arrangements of our
domestic affairs and in our exercise of
Influence upon the affairs of the world.
"By this faith and by this faith
alone, can the world bq lifted out of
its present confusion and despair.
Beginning of the End ..i
"It was this faj. which prevailed
over the wicked forer of Germany. You
will Kemember that the beginning of
the end of war came when the German
people found themselves face to face
with the conscience of the world and
realised that right was everywhere
arrayed against the wrong that their
Government was attempting to perpe
"I think, therefore, that it is true to
ae that this was the faith which won
the war. Certainly this is the faith
with which our gallant men went Into
the field and out upon the seas to make
sure of victory.
This is the misson upon which
democracy came into the world. I think
we all realise that the day has come
when democracy is being put upon its
"ThT Old World is just now suffering
from a wanton rejection of the prin
clple of democracy and a substitution
of the principle of autocracy as as
serted in the name but without the
authority and sanction of the multi
Two Ways to Help.
"There are two ways tn which the
United States can assist to accomplish
this great object: First, by offeriag the
eUample within het own borders of the
will and power of democracy to make
and enforce laws which are unques
themably just and which are equal Iu
their adminalstration--laws which s
euro its full right to labor and yet at
tlhe same time safeguard the integrity
at property and particularly of tlhat
property which is devOted to the de
relopaepmt of indaustry ad the increase
of the meeeagary wealth of the world.
becomd, by standing tor right and
"Ilave iipltcit fatith in my ha_
bead," sbe aM. "Pe newer seem him
try a Wrt with easpea"
mJ ourt go a ywhwere ats
a$ e with himse--4 g0 areM
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Justice as toward individual nations.
The law of democracy is fdr the pro
tection of tile weak and the influence
of yry democracy in the world should
,beJo. t .l-,)rotecttop of the weak na
Forces of Chaos and Tyranny.
"The United States cannot refuse
this role of charnpion without putting
the stigma of rejection upon the great
and devoted hmen who brought its Gov
,rntnient into existence and established
it in the( face of almost -universal op
position and intrigue, even in the face
of wanllton force.
"I urge you to consider that the dis
play of an immediate disposition on
the part of Congress to remedy any
injustices or evils that may have
shown themselves in our own national
life will afford the most effectual off
set to the forces of choas and tyranny
which are playing so disastrous a part
in the fortunes of the free peoples of
more than one part of the world. The
United States is of necessity the sam
ple democracy of the world, and the
triumph of democracy depends upon its
Disastrous Effects of War.
"Recovery from the disturbing and
sometimes disastrous effects of the
late war has been exceedingly slow
on the other side of the water and
has given promise, I venture to say,
of early completion only in our own
fortunate country, bi even with us
the recovery halts dWl is impeded at
times and there are immediately serv
iceable acts of legislation which it
seems to me we ought to attempt to
assist that recovery and prove the in
destructible recuperative force of a
great Government of the people.
"One of these is to prove that a
great democracy can keep house as
successfully and in as business-like a
fashion as any government. It seet
to me that the first step towards prov
ing this is to supply ourselves with a
systematic method of handling our
estimates and expenditures and bring
ing them to the point where they will
not be an unnecessary strain upon our
income or' necessitate unreasonable
taxation in other words. as workable
budget system, and I respectfully sug
gest that two elements are essential
to such a system, namely, not only
that the proposal of appropriations
should be in the hands of a single body
such as a single Appropriations Com
mittee but also that this body should
be brought into such co-operation with
the departments of the Government
and with the Treasury of the United
,tates as would enable it to act upon
a complete conspectus of the needs of
the Government and the resources
from which It must, draw its Income.
Reluctant Veto of Budget.
"I reluctantly vetoed the budget bill
passed by the last session of the Con
gress because of a constitutional ob
"The House of Representatives sub
sequently modified the bill in order to
meet this objection. In the revised
form I believe that the bill coupled
with action already taken by the Con
gress to revise its rules and procedure,
furnishes the foundations for an effec
tive national budget system.
"I earnestly hope, therefore, that
one of the first steps taken by the
present session of Congress Will be to
pass the budget bill.
"The nation's finances have shown
marked improvement dlning the past
year. The total ordinary receipts of
$6,604,000,000 for the fiscal year. 1920,
exceeded those for 1919 by $1.542 000,
000 while the total net ordinary ex
penditures decreased from $18,514,
"The gross public debt, which
reached its highest point on Aug. 31,
1919, when it was $26,596,0000.00 had
dropped on Nov. 30, 1920, to $24,175,
000.000. There has also been a marked
decrease in holdings of government
war securities by the banking institu
tlons of the country as well as in the
amount of hills held by the Fedefat'
Reserve Banks sec'ured by governmeot'
"The cessation of the Government's
borrowing except through short-term
certiflcates of indebtedness has been
a matter of great consequence to tie
people of the country at large, as well
as to thbe holders of Liberty Bonds and
Victory Notes, and has hal an impor
tant hearinag on the matter of effective
credit i·ontrol. The year has been
~htkteutmsed by the progressive with
4*al the Treasury from the do
Mistake or Confessiont
The aervous bridegroom was called
upon to make a speech at the wedding
Patting his land on his brlds's shoul
der, be balsitatingly remarked: "Ladles
and Getlememg. this thing has been
thrwt upon me"-Iondoa Tit-Bitr.
r. IXlbume--Oelag out, dear?
teu 4s't ham hew laomseme it Is
Umall-.-4h, b I de;; eat' tha
mestic credit market and from a posi- i
tion of dominant influence in that mar- t
"The fundamental fact which at h
present dominates the Government's o
financial situation is that $7.,5).(00,
000 of its war indebtedness mature d
within the next two and a half years. I
Of this amount $2,500.000.000 are float- b
taing debt and $5,000.e).000 Victory p
notes and war savings certificates. The
fiscal program of the Government must
be determined with reference to these t
maturities. With rigid economy, vig- p
orous salvage operations and adequate t
revenues from taxation, a surplus of I
current receipts over current expendi- a
tures can be realized and should be s
applied to tie floating debt. c
Would Cut Expenses. t
"It cannot overempnasize the nerces
sity of economy"jn Government appro
priations and expenditures and the
avoidance Iy the C(ongress of prar
tices which take money from the treas
ury by indefinite or revolving fund
appropriations. The estimates for the
Isresent year show that over a billion
dollars of expenditures were author
ized by tihe last Congress in addition
to the amounts shown in the usil
c.)npi)d stataneatts of :appropri:atimons.
"This strikingly illustratus the im
portan.ce of matking direot anid specifcl
approprlaltions. The rein tions between
the current receipts a:md current ex
penditures of the Government dlurinc
the present fiscal year. as well aR dur
ing the last half of the last fiscal year.
have been disturbed by the extraordi
nary burdens thrown upon the Treas
ury by the transportation nct. In con
nection with the return of the railroads t
to private control. Over $t00,(R000,W)
has already been paid to the railroads t
under this act-$3.50.000,00) during the
present fiscal year-and it is estimated f
that further payments nagreating pos- t
sibly $ )0.(000,(K) must still be made
to the railroads during the current r
year. It is obvious that these large
payments have already seriously lim-
ited the Government's progress in re- I
tiring the floating debt
Tax Revision Urged.
"Closely connected with this, it
seems to me, is the necessity for an
immediate gonsideration of the revi
sion of our tax laws.
"Simplification of the income and
profits taxes has'tlecome an immediate
necessity. These: taxes performed an
indispensable service during the war.
The need for their simplification, how
ever, is very great, in order to save the
taxpayer inconvenience and expense
and in order to make his liability more
certain and definite.
"It is my privilege to draw to the
attention of Congress for very sym
pathetic consideration the problemta
providing facilities for the care an
treatment of former members of the
military and naval forces who are sick
or disabled as the result of their par
ticipation in the war. The nation's
gratitude must be effectively revealed
to them by the most ample provision
for their medical care and treatment.
as well as for their vocational training
and placement. The time has come
when a more complete program can
be formulated and more satisfactorily
administered for their treatment and 1
training, and I earnestly urge tat the
Congress give the matter its early con
"Cold Storage. Law Advised."
"Permit me to emphasize once more
the need for action upon certain mat
ters upon which I dwelt at some length
in my message to the second session
of the Sixty-sixth Congress: The
necessity, for example, of encourag
ing the manufacture of dyestuffs and
related chemicals; the importance of
doing everything possible to plomote
agricultural production alcng economic
lines, to improve agricultural market
ing and to make rural life more attrac
tive and healthful; the need for a law
regulating cold storage in such a way
as to limit the time during which goods
may be kept in storage, prescribinir
the method of disposing of them if
kept beyond the permitted period, and
requiring goods released from storage
in all cases to bear the date of their
"It would also be most serviceable
if it were provided that all goods re
leased from cold storage for Interstate
shipment should have plainly marked
upon each package the price or mar
ket at wh.'nh they went into storage. In
order that the purchaser might be able
to learn what profits stood between
him and the producer or the wholesale
dealer. Indeed, it would be very serv
iceable to the public If all goods des
tined for Interstate commerce were
made to carry upon every packing case
whose form made it possible a plain
statement of the price at which they
-left the hands of the producer. I re
spectfully call your attention, also, to
the recommendations of the message
referred to with regard to a federal
license for all corporations engaged in
Loan to Armenia Favored.
"In response to what I believe to
be the impulse of sympathy and opin
inon throughout the United States, I
earnestly suggest that the Congress au
thorize the Treasury of the United
States to make to the struggling Gov
ernment of Armenia snob a loan as
was made to several of the allied Gov
ernments during the war; and I would
They've closed up the month of the jug
and the bottle.
And sealed the retorts and the still;
They haven't encountered or smoking,
The smoke, to its time, boys, they
And whes they heve made lady Nce
WeU have to So back to ear kIaftak
also suggest that it woulde y desIrable
to provide in the eislatioriltself that
the expenditure the stony thus
loaned should be Sder the sulpervision
of a commission, or at least a commis
stoner, from the United Staites, in or
der that revolutiotary tendencies with
in Armenia itself might not he afforded
by the loan of a further tempting op
Would Free Filipinos.
"Allow me to call your attention to
the fact that the peopa, of the Philip
pine Islands have succeeded in main
taining a stable government since the
last action of Congress in their behalf,
and have thus fulfilled the condition
set by the Congress as precedent to a
consideration of grantine independence I
to the islands. I respectfully submit
that this condition precedent having
been fulfilled. it is now our liberty and
our duty to keep our promlise to the
people of those islands by granting
lthem the independence which they so
"I have not so much laid before ybu
a series of recomnmendaltions. gentle
inen. as sought to utter a confession of
faith, of the fatith in which I was bred,
alld which it i, my solemnl purpose to
stand by until my last tighting day. I
believe this to he thet' faith of America,
the faith of the future, and of all the
victories whichh:wait national action
in the days to come, whether in Amer
lea or elsewhere."
MORE THAN 350 NEW BILLS
INTRODUCED IN HOUSE
More than :l50 new bills and resolu
tions were introduced into the House
on the opening day of the final session
of the Sixty-sixth Congress. The new
measures dealt with almost every con
ceivable subject, including proposals
for repeal of war laws, for appropria
tions of millions of dollars for a my
riad of purposes, pensions and many
measures for farmers' relief. Only a
few were of general importance. All
of them, and thousands from preced
ing sessions will die unless enacted
before March 4.
Among the new House measures was
a bill by Representative Osborne, Re
publican, California. to exempt all Lib
erty and Victory bonds from taxation,
Representative Baer, Republican.
North Dakota, introduced a resolution
t, provide for an immediate embargo
Representative Christorierson, Re
publican, South Dakota, offered a reso
lution to stabilize prices of all leading
Fluctuation of Prices.
Representative Dickinson (Rep.) of
Iowa proposed a special committee to
investigate fluctuations In prices of
l. ive stock and cotton.
Representaffrl Sinnott (Rep.), Ore
gon, proposed an embargo on Wool.
Representative Ayres (Dem.), Kan
sas, proposed a constitutional amend
ment authorizing a majority of the
Senate to ratify treaties. - 7
Representative Lapgley (Rep.),
Kentucky, submitted iý resolution re
questing Congress to announce to the
world that President Wilson in dealing
with the Armenian qtestion was not
in any way obligating this Government
to use its land, sea or air forces,
finances or other resources.
Representative Bland (Rep.) of In
diana introduced a resolution to inves
tigate relations between the United
btates, Haiti and the Dominican Re
public, with particular reference to
conduct of American officers.
FIRST LADY OF THE LAND
ENTERTAINS THE NEXT
Resultant from the opening of the
final session of the Sixty-sixth Con
gress, for the first time within the
memory of the oldest attache of the
White House, a first lady of the land
entertained the next first lady of the
Mrs. Florence Kling Harding, wife
of the President-elect, was the guest
of. Mrs. Edith Boilling Wilson, wife of
the President, at an Informal tea for
two at the executive mansion. Mrs.
.Wilson met her guest in the front hall
and escorted her to the Blue Room,
wherd tea was served.
After Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Harding
had chatted awhile, they walked about
the White House, through the Green
and Red rpoms and the state dining
room, over which Mrs. Harding will
be called upon to preside after next
March 4. Mrs. Harding did not meet
the President, who had retired to his
study on the upper floor to read, nor
was she shown over the White House
TO TREASURY OFFICE
Ewing La Porte, a Democrat of St.
Louis, Mo., has been appointed by
President Wilson as Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury, to have imme
diate charge of the War Risk Insur
ance Bureau and the Public Health
Service, which agencies are to be co
ordinated with a view to better caring
for the ex-soldiers and sailors, particu
larly of the wounded and helpless.
La Porte is a nephew of the late
Richard P. (Silver Dick) Bland, long a
Congressman from Missouri, and of the
late Ewing Mitchell of Springfield, Mo.
His wife was Miss Massey, daughter
of Benjamin Massey, also of Spring
And the 4orrid Men Laughed.
How many Missouri-born women
walked into the trap, when they regis
tered at the polls Tuesday, into which
Mrs. Gelatine Travers fell so sud
denly? Mrs. Travers gave her name,
and then the registrar asked: "Age?"
"Over 21," replied Mrs. Travers can,
tiously. "Born" "In Mliour." "How
long have you hved in the precinct"
"One year." "In the ity?" "Ten years."
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