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CONGRESS MAY HEAR THEM IF IT HAS TIME TO CARRY OUT PLATFORM PLEDGES. MUCH NOW ACCOMPLISHED Democrats Are Likely to Follow Up Their Anti-Trust Legislation With Some Law Directed Against High Cost of Living. By GEORGE CLINTON. Washington.—lt is probable that a report soou will be made to President Wilson by the Democratic leaders in house and senate in order that he may know with something like definiteness how long it will take, with his “one thing at a time” intention, to secure everything which his party pledged itself and him to secure if the people should give them commissions to legis late for four years. Although the Democrats under the Wilson guidance have refused to bunch legislation, they have accomplished considerable already, but whether the accomplish ment has been for good or for ill of course there has not yet been time enough to determine. When the suffragists called at the White House and President Wilson in effect told them that he could not say anything to congress about their case, because it was not mentioned either approvingly or disapprovingly in the Democratic platform, he made it plain that he intends to stick to the Balti more platform and not to depart from its advice and its recommendations unless necessities so shape themselves that he must. With all the signs that are in view It seems likely, however, in the face of the president’s attitude, towards the suffragists, that if the really big things of Democratic prom ise can be put on the law books the women will be given their day in the court of congress before this adminis tration is eighteen months older. First the Trust Problem. It is probable that the president's message or rather his address to con gress on the trust problem, will be delivered some time in the second week of January. Then the approval of committees must be given to the anti trust legislation and the subject must be debated in house and senate. Prom what men of all parties say about it, it seems likely that a month and a half of winter and as much of the glad spring will pass before the president will get a chance to sign the bill which will “make guilt personal" and will make certain that the “big fellows go to jail.” If the Sherman law is bulwarked with Democratic legislation by April 15, there will be time enough left for the Democrats to take up one or two other matters of platform promises and to put them in fulfillment shape As soon as anti-trust matters are out of the way the Democrats intend to authorize the building of a govern ment railroad in Alaska. In checking up the plank of the Democratic platform of 1912, it Is found that accomplishment marks al ready have been placed by the Demo crats against the tariff reform plank, the income tax and popular election of senators planks,' campaign contribu tions, physical valuation of railroads and banking legislation. If congress shall sit until June it is probable that In addition to anti-trust and Alaska legislation, a rural credit system will be established, that some provision will be made for the control of the Mississippi river and that something will be done with the party’s promise of an immediate declaration of the nation's purpose to recognize the inde pendence of the Philippine Islands. High Cost of Living. The second plank in the Democratic platform is recognized by every mem ber of congress, Democrat, Republican and Progressive, as being the most im portant one from the people’s point of view in the whole legislative pro nouncement. It is entitled “The High Cost of Living.” From time to time Individual Democrats, acting however without party authority, have intro duced into house and senate bills and resolutions of various kinds looking to a reduction in the cost of food, clothing, household goods and other things usually accounted necessaries. Some of these bills and resolutions have been of the freak kind and no serious attention has been paid to them, i The leaders of the Democratic party promised that the tariff would reduce the cost of living. Prices have not yet come down, but the plea is made that the law has not yet been in effect long enough to produce results. In the Democratic platform it was said that the trusts and commercial con spiracles also acted to keep up the high price of living. An anti trust law will be passed this winter and theil the Democrats apparently expect that this law with the tariff law will bring "the price bird off its roost.” It is becoming evident, however, from the unrest among some of the Democrats that an attempt of some Extinguishing Fire. If a rug is thrown over a burning j object it must be wrapped closely in order to exclude air. The burning goes on just the same as long as air is present. Water for anything but an oil fire, salt and sand are a}l good I extinguishers. A wet towel thrown j over an alcohol blaze —or any other — will extinguish it sufficiently so that St may be smothered easily. Pull down a blazing curtain and extinguish the floor. But do it at once! If you must call for help do it while you are working. Oid Nursery Rhymes. Some of our favorite nursery rhymes can be traced back many hun dreds ef years. “Sing a Song of Six- was popular in the sixteenth century. “Three Blind Mice” was aung in the reign of James 1. “The Frog and the Mouse” amused the chil dren In the days of Queen Elizabeth. “Girls and Boys Come Out to Play” was well- known In the reign of Charles 11., and the immortal "Hump }y Dumpty” perhaps is of the greatest j antiquity. | kind will be made to supplement the anti-trust law with some other kind | of a law which may act directly to re duce the cost of things which men. women and children must have in : order to live. In brief the Democrats still regard the high cost of living problem as the one great problem to be solved in order to make certain the continuance of the party in power. Excited Over Precedence Dispute. I Take currency legislation, anti trust problems, government built railroads, independence for the Fili i pinos, Mexico and half, a dozen oth er things which have been centers for public attention recently, roll them to gether in one bundle, and the com- ' bination will not hold half the inter est for senators and members of the L house of representatives that today is held by the small, but compact bundle ; containing the question “Who shall | precede?” at the social affairs in the | nation’s capital? When the personal element tinc ' tured with a little of the essence of jealousy and a good deal of the es | sence of pride, enters into a thing it has a more heart-burning interest than anything political or legislative. The [ senators of the United States are de claring that they should walk ahead 1 of the cabinet officers at all the offi cial and semi-official receptions and , gatherings of any kind which are held in Washington. If the senators gain their point it will mean that as guests of honor at purely private functions also they will have “fiighejj seats” than the cabinet officers. Sees Usurpation by Cabinet. One of thq senators maintains that the cabinet has been put ahead of the senate in the line of precedence and prominence because of the assump tion of power in legislative matters by cabinet officers to which they have neither a constitutional nor a personal right. This senator says that in the last few years members of the cab inet have attempted to Influence leg islation and that in some cases they have succeeded, and that for this rea son they seem to think that they are greater than the members of the leg islative body. Others do not look upon the mat ter in this light, but say that the cab inet members have taken precedence in social affairs and In semi-official af fairs because they are members of the president’s official family, and there fore are supposed to be as close to his person in the social line as they are in the daily business line. Whatever it is, it is certain that cabinet officers by custom are given the right of way, and now senators are trying to get it away from them, Nobody yet knows how this matter is to be settled. The chances are, how ever, that the cabinet officers will con tinue to lead because of their position relative to that of the president of the United States. Insular Policy to Be Attacked. When the Democrats take up leg islation looking to giving freedom to the Filipinos, or take up in fact any Philippine legislation, it is believed to be the intention of the Republicans and of some Progressive members not only to attack the island policy of the administration, but to take President Wilson to task for his utterance in his message on former methods of government in Porto Rico and the Philippines. Former President Taft has defended the course of this government in the ' Philippines and has inveighed against the proposal of the Democrats to give the islanders independence in short order. Dean C. Worcester, formerly a member of the Philippine commis sion, and who was in the islands in an official capacity for 11 years, it is expected will attack the Democratic plan and give answer to President Wilson’s words in lectures which he expects to deliver throughout the country this winter. Lively Row May Result. It is altogether probable that if the Republicans and Progressives move to the attack on the administration, Mr. Wilson and the Democratic leaders in house and senate will be prepared for defense, but the opposition says that the reports of work in the Philippines and Porto Rico turned in by officials, both Democrats and Republicans, show that every effort has been made in the islands to bring progress in the government and in the betterment of the people, and that the results will prove that the presidential criticism is unfounded and unjust. It looks as if there might be a lively row on island matters before spring. Men opposed politically to the pres ent administration are pointing to the reports of the chiefs of the bureau of insular affairs as proof that the is lands are progressing and that Ameri can domination has done much for them. Brig. Gen. Clarence R. Ed wards, who formerly was chief of the bureau of insular affairs, was an ap pointee and a strong personal friend ' of President Taft. The man who suc ceeded him in office, Brig. Gen. Frank Mclntyre, United States army, is an Alabaman and a Democrat. General 1 Mclntyre’s reports on island condi tions show progress and apparently : good government. It is probable that this Democratic official’s report will be used largely by the critics of the 1 words the president used in his mes sage. I Dangers in Rare Beefsteak. You may like your beefsteak rare, ! but there is danger in eating any meat not well cooked. Measles in cows ] leave boxed-up parlsites in the bovine ■ flesh. You do not notice them with the | naked eye, but they are there, and if ] I they are not killed by thorough cook ing they will cause tapeworms in the digestive organization of the human system, and then follow associated dis eases and discomforts. Looked the Part. There is one Brookfield story that I have always liked very much. I have not seen it in print. Brookfield was once stopped in the Strand by an an gry person, who said' “I am told that in the Green Room club the other night you spoke of me as a damned scoundrel. Is that true?” “Well,” replied Brookfield, “I don’t know who you are, but you certainly look it.” — London Sketch. Daily Thought. The strongest principle of growth j lies in human choice, —George Eilat . | BILLIARDS j George Gray of Australia and H. W. Stevenson, the English champion at the English style of billiards, will play the most important billiard contest ar ranged for many years at the Holbom hali, London, beginning Monday, April 20, 1914. They have signed ar ticles to play a game of 18,000 up level, with ivory balls, for $1,250 a side. | HORSE RAGING 1 The Germans picked up a good stal lion when they bought Barongale. * Earl Pitman is going to take a whirl at the pacer Druien, fast but useless so far. * * The 1913 pacers that have covered a mile in 2:10 are expected to number ninety. , * * * Maymack, 2:0814, had a busy year In the far west, gathering in 16 first moneys. * * The Todds are strongest in the maie line, as ten of his 2:10 trotters are stallions. * * ♦ Our Colonel, 2:0414, started 18 times during the year and won 15 of his races. * * * Pleasanton is getting into line by an nouncing two $20,000 purses for the fall of 1915. * • * Virginia will shortly be the home of three turf champions—Uhlan, Lou Dil lon and The Harvester. BASEBALL Donie Bush, Detroit’s shortfielder, is said to be angling with the Feds. * * * Memphis has sold Doc Newton, vet eran southpaw heaver, to Galveston. * * * Ivelo university of Tokio, Japan, will send a baseball team to this country next year. * • * Freddie Smith of the Boston Braves made only seven errors at third base last season. * * Business men of Houston, Tex., want the Highlanders to play the Giants at Houston next spring. * * * Outfielder Burns of the Giants is re- i sponsible for one-seventh of the Giants’ strikeouts. Burns fanned 74 times. * * * Bobby Bescher has sent a letter to : a friend in Washington that he would once more like to play under Griffith. * * * Captian Blossom of the Yale base ball team has a squad of veterans, the first sacker being the only new man. • * • Kansas City of the American asso ciation has sold Catcher Paul Krichell , to the Buffalo club of the International league. • * * Duke Farrell, the famous old short stop, has been mentioned as Robin son’s successor as coach of the Giants’ pitchers. * * * The pitching averages of the Nation al league, showing Matty at the top, reveal the reason why he excels at checkers. ' j MISCELLANEOUS j Basketball may be more popular this year among the colleges. * * * Budapest boasts of the largest and 1 richest skating club in the world, with 1 a membership of eighteen thousand. • * * As a sort of curtain raiser to the 1916 German Olympiad, there will be ' a whole year of sport during 1915 at Dusseldorf-on-the-Rhine. * * A challenge for an intercity auto touring contest has been received in New York from motor clubs in Chi cago and probably will be accepted. * • • Ten Eyck, rowing coach of the Uni versity of Syracuse, has renewed his contract for a term of five years. He gets a substantial increase in salary from Syracuse. * * The St. Catherines (Canada) Ath letic Lacrosse club has received an in vitation to play an exhibition game with the Cornell university team on April 11, 1914. The Athletics will like ly accept. * * * Bernie Wefers is one of the most popular coaches in New York. He has a host of admirers because of his excellent work with the athletes of the New York Athletic club and Co lumbia university. • • * The Britannia Rowing club of Otta wa, Canada, has presented the mem bers of its winning junior four-oared crew at the Canadian regatta at St. Catharines last August, with solid gold lockets. • • The Toronto Swimming club will not only have ladies’ branch next summer at their Hanian point club house, but efforts are being made to have a weekly reservation made for the fair swimmers at Harrison baths there. • * * C. Weyman, a Melbourne long-dis tance runner, finished second for the seventh successive year in the cross country championship of New South Wales, and he is credited with second place in spmething like fifteen eham- Dionships. THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT, FROSTBURG, MD WINNER OF OPEN GOLF TITLE r-pgrih film * * ***'<***?*•■ I | <■*>£** *4 *■ *■ * * p < o <<>>* '>< > tikkiki k-i < gSgSgSg® : : . '*3 ‘V 9 *].(( <5 j - <-kk’t </> >.,/ Miss Gladys Itavenscroft, champion of England last year, was one of the half dozen English women who in vaded the United States this year for women’s open golf championship of this country, and she succeeded in win ning it by defeating Miss Marion Hol lins. WRESTLING • • “Farmer” Bill Dryden defeated Bob Edelmeyer in straight falls in a mat encounter at Portsmouth, N. H. * * * Fred Beell defeated Ted Peter of St. Paul at Duluth in two falls out of three. Beell won the first fall in 41:48, hut Peter retaliated and took the second in 8:00 with a sensational flying fall. The Wisconsin man dumped Peter for the deciding fall in 7:30. | GOLF j Golf is a favorite sport of Andrew Carnegie. ~ * * * _lt is said that Vardon and Ray, the British golfers, cleared $11,500 on their recent tour of this country. * * * Rumor has it that Harry Vardon, five times winner of the British open championship, will retire as a profes sional this year. * * * Three clubs have made bids for the western amateur golf championship and the Olympic competition, while Interlachen Country club of Minneapo lis is the only candidate for the open championship. | FOOTBALL ! f Garlow was the star kicker of the Carlisle Indians. He managed to kick 20 goals from touchdown. * * * James V. Shufelt of Chatham, N. Y., has been elected captain of the Syra cuse university football team. * * The Northern Rugby Football union of England will send a professional team to New South Wales for a tour. It will sail for Sydney next April. * * * Gu3 r on of the Carlisle eleven led his team in scoring points. He scored 17 touchdowns and kicked 7 goals from touchdown for a total of 109 points. * * * The capacity of the New Haven foot ball stands this year is about 34,000. This year Yale’s new steel* stadium is expected to accommodate 60,000 per sons. * * * Coach Yost of Michigan declares that his eleven would give Harvard a good battle. Howevex", Yost thinks that the two teams are pretty evenly matched. PUGILISM McFarland has retired almost as often as Gotch, but probably never will quit as a champion. * * * Billy Whelan, a St. Paul feather weight, is said to be one of the new stars developed in the west. * * Battling Levinsky of Philadelphia and Jim Flynn of Pueblo, Colo., fought a hard ten rounds to a draw at New York. * Gus Christie of Milwaukee outpoint ed Buck Crouse of Pittsburgh in twelve rounds of dull fighting at Youngstown. • * * Packey McFarland decisively out pointed Jack Britton in the tamest and most lady-like bout held in Milwaukee in some time. * * * Fred Gilmore, a welterweight, had an easy time winning over Frank Bauer, a heavyweight at St. Charles, although no official decision was given. * * * Bob McAllister of San Francisco made good in New York by defeating “Young’* Mike Donovan in ten rounds at the Fairmount A. C. * • * Bob McAllister, the California mid dleweight, made his first appearance in the east at New York in a ten-round bout with Y r oung Mike Donovan, and cleverly outpointed his man through out. * * * Kid Thomas easily defeated Joe Beaudreau in their twelve-round boat at Lawrence, Mass. HIS STOCK IN TRADE. The nervous little man next to the car window sized up the fat man who shared the seat with him and ventured the inquiry: “How’s business?” “Can’t complain,” said the other la conically. “What do you deal in?” “Mothers-in-law, billy goats, the weather, slit skirts, tramps, stranded actors, candidates, politics and the like.” “Whattyye tryin’ to do?” snarled the nervous little man. “Tryin’ to kid me?” “Nope,” the fat man grinned. “The things I have named in a large meas ure comprise my stock in trade. You see, my dear sir, I am a professional writer of jokes and anecdotes.”— Youngstown Telegram. NATURALLY. I —... Patient Doctor, what happens when a person’s temperature goes down as far as it can go? Doctor (absently)—-Then he has cold feet. Self-Forgetful. A disappointed artist, indulging in a vein of abuse against Whistler, ex claimed: “He’s without exception the most superficial, self-sufficient, ignorant,“ shallow creature that ever made pre tensions to art.” “Gently, my dear sir,” interrupted Whistler, who had been listening un observed. “You quite forget yourself.” —London Tit-Bits. Vindicated. “I always knew Josh would grow up to be a great help to us,” said the fond mother. “I haven’t seen him do any regular work yet,” replied Farmer Corntos sel. “Well, if you’ll take notice, he’s the only person around the place who knows how to teach the summer hoarders to do the tango and the tur- Jw-trot.” Lacking of Facilities. “Oh, dear, lovers in the old days had trying times,” sighed Mrs. Fibber, who had just finished reading a romance of the middle ages. “I shouldn’t wonder,” said Mr. Fib ber, from behind his evening paper. “There was no satisfactory equivalent for Reno in those days.” Between Girls. “Anything good at the theaters next week?” “Hadn’t noticed,” said the other girl. “Why?" “If there is, I’ll start a quarrel with Freddy now, and then he can send me a couple of matinee tickets to square himself.” A NATURAL RESULT. "What’s Burns so hot about?” "The boss just now fired him.’* Still Another Story. A twenty-story new hotel Now adds to New York's glory; And when it comes to price of rooms— Why, that’s another story. The Modern Wooer. "George, you must go right away and ask papa for my hand.” “That’s all right, little one. I asked him first.” “What! You didn’t wait to ask me!” “Nixy, Mabel. I’m a busy little man, girlie, and I waste no time on, chances.” Eve’s Clothes. When Eve held forth In Paradise, She found much pleasure in it. For when she did her Monday wash It only took a minute. Still Worse. Bluff —I understand old.Grimley cut his son off with a shilling. Gruff —Worse than that. Bluff —How so? Gruff —He cut him off with a shil ling and the family motor car. A Cruel Shock. “There is a rumor that the savings bank in town is going to close its doors.” “Good heavens! _ When?” “I guess whefa it gets too cool to r.eep them open.” Over the Phone. “Is this Mrs. Blithering Brown?” “Yes. Who’s talking?” “Mrs. Benjamin Green. Is Mary Jana Blooker cooking for you know?” "She is. Cooked for you, didn’t she?” “Yes, and you took her away from me.” “Oh, no, I didn't.” “You say you didn't? Then who did?” “Why, I was told it was the humane society. Good-by, dear.” A violent clash of receivers. Quick calls for the repair department. His Excuse. “Loogy yuh, Brudder Bagus!” se verely said good old Parson Bagster, on a recent Monday morning. “What was de ’casion for yo’ ’sturbin’ de whole cong’egation last night by snawtin’ dat-uh-way and e'en gittin’ up and trompin’ out’n de church wid all de ferocity of a blind hoss?” “Uh-well, to tell de troof, pahson,” answered the culprit, “I’s amphibious.” “Wha-what’s dat yo’ specifies? Yo’ is' what?” “Amphibious, sah. I walks in muh sleep.”—Judge. Modern Merrymaking. “So this,is a summer resort?” asked the man from Mars. “Yes,” answered his guide. “And all this peculiar apparatus I see scattered about?” “That belongs to scenic railways, steeplechases, aerial tramways, shuf fleboards and other contrivances used by pleasure-seekers whose idea of a holiday is to visit a summer park and defy the law of gavity.” No Sympathy. “When I left home to seek my for tune,” said Mr. Cassius Chex, “I had only $20.” “Where was your boyhood home?” asked the cynical person. “Punkville.” “Well, I don’t see that you have any kick. Twenty dollars is a lot of money for anybody to clean up in Punkville.” GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS, “What is your son who graduated from college last June doing now?” “Oh, he’s busy trying to get over the things he thought he had learned at college.” No Change Possible. When Myron brought home his monthly school report, it made a very poor showing. “This is very unsatisfactory,” said his father, looking over the report, “I am not at all pleased with it.” “I knew you wouldn’t be,” answered Myron. “I told thp teacher so, but she said she couldn’t change it.” —Har per’s. No Room for Cream. “My dear,” said the young husband, “did you speak to the milkman about there being no cream on the milk?” “Yes. I told him about it this morn ing, and he explained it satisfactorily. I think it is quite a credit to him, too.’ f “What did he say?” t “He said that he always filled the jug so full that there is no room on the top for the cream.” —Farm ■ and Home. When Help Is Scarce. “You’re buyin’ some mighty fine food these days,” commented the store keeper. “The last of the summer boarders must be something special.” “I’m not buyin’ this fur any summer boarders,” answered Farmer Corn tossel. “This is fur the hired man.” No Luxuries. “Any insanity in your family?” asked the life insurance man. “No,” replied Farmer Corntossel, “I couldn’t afford to hire any alienist. If our boy Josh gets into any trouble, we’ll jes’ have to admit that he’s plain foolish.” A Bridge Bore. I do not like the gabby guy With flaws to pick. Who’s always prompt to tell you why You lost the trick. Hard to Suit. “Maria,” sharply asked Mr. Dorkins, “is that worthless young whippersnap per of a Dick Doogood still coming to see Bessie?” “What do you mean by talking that way, John?” said Mrs. Dorkins. “He hasn’t been here in six weeks.” “Hasn’t he? Is the scoundrel tri fling with her affections.” That’s All. “I should think the doctors would be afraid of taking whatever their pa tients happen to have.” “You must have a funny doctor: 1 never heard of one taking anything but cash.” An Objection. “Experience,” said the ready made philosopher, “is the best teacher.” “Yes,”, replied the sardonic person; “but who Wants to depend on i course of instruction that keeps you !n school all your life.” TURN TOSTATESMEN Country Would Welcome Repub licans Back to Power. I Visionary Schemes of “Reform” Inau gurated by Democrats Have Been Appraised at Their True Value by the Voters. It Is not a matter of sentiment, but of fact, that points to the return of the Republicans to power. They went out of power through a split in the! party engineered by Mr. Roosevelt under the slogan, “Down with the bosses!” Thus the Democrats were; enabled to get power and to begin the most ambitious scheme of experi mentation with the delicate machin ery of government and industry the country has ever experienced. Thus the wheels of the factories have been slowing down and the gears ceased to drive and the pistons to vibrate. Thus it is that the country is looking to the return of the Republicans to power as the one source of relief from the conditions that are pressing upon them. The, Republican party is not at all disposed to capitalize mis fortune. Any. true Republican is first a patriot. So that any one of them would rejoice over the ability of the country to survive the innovations of the Democratic tariff, the menace of the Democratic currency bill and the veiled threat of the Democratic anti monopoly campaign. They would even be willing to swallow a dose of presi dential primaries and such like politl ical oddities in order to have the country saved from the distress of shut-down factories, idle railroad cars and the vast social suffering that this condition entails. The country, however, is looking to the Republicans to recapture the house of representatives in the No vember elections. This will be the first opportunity for relief from the conditions that are ever growing worse under Democratic rule. The machinery is being put into working order at Washington for the recap ture of the house and the opening of headquarters will mean the rallying of all Republicans of every shade and description to the work of rescuing the country’s industries. It is a fore gone conclusion that every factory district in the country will support the Republican candidates. The Democrats are fine theorists and ethi cal dreamers, but for the practical morality of keeping open the factories and the workshops they have no gen ius whatever. The people ask for a loaf of bread and are gfven the stone of political novelties. Let the Party Get Together. If the Republicans and the Progres sives get together In Ohio there will be a quick ending of Democratic rule in this state, and minority government In the nation will be recognized every where as a temporary condition which cannot outlast President Wilson's term. How long will it be before Progres sives and Republicans see the necessi ty of getting together, in Ohio and everywhere else? How much longer will they fritter away their strength and let their natural foes in politics and government make the accidental authority they possess dangerous to the highest interests of the country.— Cleveland Leader. For Reform and Union. The movement within the Repub lican party for the elimination of every possible obstacle to the reunit ing of those who were formerly Re publicans and last year became Pro gressives with those who remained in the old organization, daily grows stronger and more hopeful. The evi dence accumulates that it is the ur gent desire of the party leaders, with few exceptions, as well as the wish; of the great majority of the Repub lican voters, to facilitate the union of Republicans and Progressives by re moving the causes of the split in the old party in 1912. Seems to Be Far Off. Raw wool has gone on the free llst, : which leads the Indianapolis News to : remark that “an ultimate reduction in the price of wool products may justifiably be anticipated.” This is a cautious statement from a paper that clamored for a reduction of the tariff in order to lower the cost of living. When is “ultimately?” Hides, it will be recalled, have been on the free list for several years, and the price of shoes has been going up ever since. Taft Knows the Conditions. llr. Taft has an acquaintanceship with the Philippines which is denied the administration in power. His dec laration that it would be a crime against civilization to turn the untu tored Filipinos over to their own de vices, as Democracy plans to do, will carry great weight with those not blinded with political prejudice. Party Will Unite. The hope of the country lies in the fact that there are only six millions of voters who favor state rights and free trade, while there are seven mil lions of Republicans and Progressives who favor protection and the supre< macy of the nation. Roosevelt and his coadjutors, mad with disappointed ambition and furious with spite against Taft, succeeded in 1912 in rending the Republican party in twain. But they never can prevent it from “getting together” in 1916 or maybe in 1914. Nation’s Debt to Republican Party. The people not forget that, un der the rule of the Republican party, the nation progressed from a loosely joined confederacy of discordant and belligerent states into a homogeneous and compact Dation, and grew from poverty and stagnation into wealth a.nd prosperity. The brave cry from the Progres sives that they have just begun to ght appears to be based on the as umption that the .referee begins at en and counts backward.