Farmers' Champion (Elgin, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 36, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 19, 1913 Page: 3 of 8
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1ST BE ON HAND
DEMOCRATIC SENATORS KEPT IN
WASHINGTON DURING THE
NO PAIRING IS PERMITTED
Cengrsaatoaal Campaign Committer
to Be Reorganized 80 at to Aid
In the Election of 8enatora aavWell
By QEORQE CLINTON.
Washington. Tho fact tht tho
Democrats have auch a alight major'
Ity In tho senate has resulted In what
may bo called an order that no upper
house members of tho dominant party
fchall louvo Washington during tho tar-
iff debate for any protracted period.
Tho Domocrats want to have their full
strength on hand so as not to he
obliged to depend upon nbsenteca
"pairing" with Republicans. Under
certain conditlona a pair can be bro-
ken and this would bo dangerous to a
party in control by a Btnall majority.
Not long ago a commission was ap-
pointed whose duty It was to bo to go
-abroad to study certain agricultural
conditions and on this commission
there were several senators. Ono of
them was exceedingly anxious to go
abroad and ho mado all his "pairing"
arrangements. Then ho wont to boo
President Wilson who told him he
must stay In Washington and help out
with the tariff during the considera-
tion of amendments and that it would
not bo entirely satisfactory If ho sim-
ply mado arrangements to return In
tlmo for the final voto.
Enlarged Duties for Committees.
The Democratic congressional cam-
paign committee is to be reorganized
and hereafter thoro will bo a larger
representation of senators upon it a
fact which Is accounted for by the con-
stitutional chango which will glvq tho
yeoplo tho right to elect their senators
direct. Hereafter the congressional
campaign commlttoo will bo charged
not only with tho duty of trying to so-
cure tho election of members of the
house but with that of trying to elect
United States senators. The Republi-
cans also will increaso their congres-
sional campaign committee by the ad-
dition of senatorial monitors and their
duties will be similar to thoso of the
Democrata. Tho Progressives have
not named a congressional campaign
committee Gut as soon as tho organi-
zation of their party is completed in
all aectlona of tho country this will bo
In connection with thts mattor of
direct eloctlons it might D0 8ul(1 that
President Wilson is believed to bo in
favor of a plan to do away with nomi-
nating conventions and to substitute
preferential primaries In tho choosing
of candidates for presldont and vice-
president It Is also said that whon
this has been accomplished the presi-
dent thinks it would be a good plan to
abolish the electoral collogo and to al-
low tho pcoplo to voto directly for
With tho organization of tho dllTor-
ent political campaign committees and
with knowledgo that tho Republican
national commlttoo la to meet boforo
long to consider tho question of a
party convention tho real campaign-
ing work of tho parties hna begun. The
Progressives aro busy organizing in
every county and every stnto In the
Union and it Is assured that tho cam-
paign for tho election of members or
-tho house one year from next fall will
bo in full swing for cortalnly twclvo
months nu unusually long tlmo.
Lobbying Qets a Blow.
Lobbying is still In cvldcnco In
Washington notwithstanding tho fnct
that President Wilson Inveighed
against It so bitterly In a public
pronouncement somo days ago. It
can bo said howevor that lobbying
is not so marked In Its public manip-
ulations as It waa prior to tho oxecu-
It Is belloved that next year a great
many lobbyists who have haunted the
capitol for years will bo absent from
the city. Tbero are certain ones who
aro known aa offensive lobbyists and
their faces are known to everybody In
Washington wbllo their business Is
known to comparatively few outsldo of
congress and the newspapor men.
It Is probable that the protest of
President Wilson will cause inost of
those lobbyists to clear out as soon as
thoy finish up their present work
which cannot bo carried on with the
samo openness which was the ca?e be-
fore. Proper Lobby Also Exists.
There Is a proper lobby as woll as
an Improper lobby. The proper lobby
Is that which Is composed of real rep-
resentatives of real business who
come to Washington to set forth the
side of tho csbo as a business which
Is to be affected. These men aro lis-
tened to patiently by committees and
by new members and their work un-
questionably has Its effect on leg-
islation and a perfectly proper effect
in many Instances. The professional
lobbyist uses bis personal Influence to
mmiv TotM 9M way r Mother re
gardless of tho merits of the matter kt
Comment has been mado before In
those dispatches about "the letter-
Now tho letter-writing lobby from
tho administration point o! view Is
all right so long as It bases Its peti-
tions on accurato Information. When-
ever there Is what is called a moral
Ibbuo at stako tho letter-writing lobby
Is always In evidence mid It Is known
In Washington that congress has been
swayed on several occasions to change
Its first opinions In cases by sheer
forco of "hearing from tho country"
through tho United States mails.
Heroic Deeds Recognized.
The records of the Ufo saving serv-
lco of tho United States show hun-
dreds of heroto deeds done. Dur-
ing the year 1912 twenty-six med-
als wore awarded to men who
saved tho lives of follow creatures at
tho Imminent danger of losing their
own. It Is known from rending the
last report of tho Ufa saving service
that tho giving of medals for extra-
ordinary scrvlco docs not in Itself tell
more than tho beginning of tho stories
of heroic acts which aro dono week
In 'and wcok out by men In tho gov-
ernment Bcrvlco merely as a mattor of
tho "duty of routine."
During tho last year tho youngest
person to recclvo a medal from tho
United States government for life
saving was Samuel S. Smith Jr. of
Savannah On. H years old. Undo
Sam recognized his daring and spirit
of self-sacrifice by presenting him with
on honor medal. This boy rescued
from drowning a llttlo girl named
Mary Morrison who wns swept to sea
whllo bathing at Tybeo Island. Geor-
gia. There wero mnny adults presont
who trlod to struggle through the surf
to tho child's rescue but thoy were
unable to mnko headway. The boy
however succeeded whero tils elders
had failed and ho made his way to
the struggling child and succeeded In
bringing her to shore.
Medals for Brave Soldiers.
Two troopers of tho Tenth United
States cavalry Levi Anderson and
John R. Lyons wero given silver
medals for heroism. These troopers
hnd gono with another named John R.
Moody to swim their horses In Mai-
lett's Day. Moody wns thrown off
IiIb horso In water fifteen feet deep
and ho was unable to swim. Ander-
son and Lyon dropped from their
horses and swam to their comrade's
assistance but before they reached
him ho had sunk. Thoy dove nnd
brought Moody to tho surface when
ho revived and struggled fiercely as
only n man in danger of drowning can
struggle. All threo men went to tho
bottom twlco boforo Anderson and
Lyon finally prevailed and accom-
plished tho rescue.
Capt. Charles R. Howlnnd of the
United States army won a gold medal
In 1912 for personal gallnntry at San
Fabian Philippine Islands. A quar-
termaster's launch which hnd becomo
disabled ran upon n sand bar in tho
height of a typhoon. Men under tho
command of Captain Howlnnd went to
tho bench nenr tho wreck nnd started
a signal flro to lot tho crow know of
their presence At midnight whllo tho
sea was raging Captain Howlnnd
swam half a nillo through tho surf
to tho launch to Inform thoso on
board of tho purposo of tho flro and
to tell them that It would bo kept
going as a beacon light to guldo them
In their swimming If tho vessel should
break up during tho night. Captain
Howland then swam back to tho shoro
to his men who had not expected to
seo him alivo again. Tho launch broko
up during the night but as tho storm
had abated tho men on bonrd guldod
by tho flro succeeded In reaching tho
shore In snfety.
Rescued Five Women.
A reminder of tho cyclono In the
harbor of Charleston S. C In 1895
Is found In tho silver medal Just
nwnrded to Edward T. Hurdoll of that
city. Tho wind caused a small tidal
wave which Inundated part of Sulli-
van's Island upon which Durdcll re-
sided. During tho storm Hurdoll dis-
covered a houso In which flvo women
had takon refugo which tho waves
throatenod to sweep from Its founda-
tions" nnd tako out to sea. Four times
Durdcll waded nnd swam tho hundred
yards between tho houso and dry land
and on ench of the first threo trips ho
brought In a woman. Tho last trip
ho found tho houso had been wnshed
away and succeeded In rescuing both
the remaining women struggling In
tho water and brought tbem to shoro.
The rescued then had-to turn their
attention to their rescuer who was
completely overcome by his exertions.
A Filipino Cornello Casldsld. ser-
geant of tho Forty-eighth company of
Phlllpplno scouts received his gold
modal for conspicuous bravery In tho
water In March 1911 A native craft
called a lorcha containing twenty
Mandayans capsized off Mlnnndanno.
The army launch ran In within fifty
yards of tho place and many of tho
soldiers swam 300 yards to the shoro
to lighten the load and permit 'tho
launch to get closer to make way for
tho rescued. Casldsld swam to tho
lorcha and made several return trips
each time bringlag a Native on bis
Tables Were Turned for
WASHINGTON. Senator Luko Lea
of Tennessee Is congratulating
himself upon having turned tho ta-
bles on his colleague Senator William
R. Webb. When Mr. Webb found
himself suddenly lifted from tho presi-
dency of a disciplining school for boys
to a scat tn tho greatest legislative
body In tho world ho Bent for Mr.
Len who whllo still a young ninn al-
ready Is a veteran In legislation. He
wanted advlco from tho man of Wash-
ington experience as to how ho should
conduct himself upon his first appear-
anco In tho senate.
Mr. Lea compiled most willingly
telling the professor-senntor that ho
should wear n Prince Albert coat
fasten his necktie down In tho back
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Rolls of the Immortal Orators Are Still Unclouded
DO tho boys still "speak pieces"
Friday afternoons In school? Do
they ntlll shatter tho atmosphere with
such diabolical oratorical dynamics as
aro creatod when the schoolboy mind
graBps tho full -power of "Somebody
to tho Gladiators?" Do they still re-
cite "Abou Ben Adbcm?"
IJccauso if they do hero's a plcco
from a real orator. It fell from tho
lips of ono of tho most Interesting
men In congress Judgo Adamson of
Georgia. Try It.
"if maledictions moan hatred thu
flcrco denunciations of thu dual and
clamorous minority in this houso
would destroy every patriot hero and
permit the return to power of that
hordo which has held high carnival of
mlsrulo discrimination nnd robbery
with short Intermissions and slight
hindrance for fifty years. That gal-
lant old king warrior priest nud poet
the PBalmlst David said In his wrath
'AH men are liars.' As It waseasy
for him to get forgiveness I have
no doubt ho wns forgiven for that un-
kind remark but If ho had lived In
Seeing the Wheels of
ONE of the big hotels was crowded
with women and girls. It was ono
of tho numerous excursions which
sweep down on Washington In the
spring In tho summer In tho autumn
and In tho winter. These excursions
aro a great educational aid to the ex-
cursionist. Thoy seo the wheels of
government go round they exercise
their proprietary rights in tho na-
tional city they get a better balanced
Idea of the magnitude of the American
government and of tho machinery of
government and they strengthen their
prldo in Washington.
But whllo one and also many of
tho hotels were packed tight with
theso woman excursionists and while
tho clerks behind tho office counter
wore boutounlers and happy smiles
Capital Wayside Signs
ONE of tho changes that has come
over the roads around Washing-
ton Is the decllno in the number of
waysido signs tho advertisements of
tobacco clothing lumbor etc. which
It was once the custom to tack on
fences and trees. Onco upon a time
roadside trees were tagged with tin
signs announcing that It was ten
miles to John Doe's store the best
place to buy hats caps shoes shawls
overalls lumber lime and hardware.
Coming Into the city a mile farther on
you would see the same character of
sign announcing that It was now nine
miles to John Doo's store. Of course
John Doe's store was not tho only
store advertised by thoso mllo signs qn
the trees and fences. Many other
stores wero thus advertised and then
a great deal of general advertising
that is of non-local establishments
occupied the trees and fences and
urged Investment In many kinds of pa-
tent medicines chewing and smoklBg
tobacco and red liquors.
It used to be quite a buslasss ta
.taekiaf up of these signs. Mar aad
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U. S. Senator Luke Lea
allow himself to bo escorted to tho pre-
siding officer's desk by his colleague
and how then ho must shake bunds
with tho president pro tempore.
"That" said Mr. Lea by way of flnal
remark "Is tho formula for becoming
a Bcnator after you got to Washing-
ton." Mr. Webb wns profuso In his
thanks. Indeed his thanks partook of
tho nature of nn npology.
"You would not npologlzo to roe It
you only knew vnht delight you havo.
given me" responded the younger
mnu. Then ho told his new colleague
how during all tho years of his school
Ufo ho hud lived In dread of being
sent to tho Webb school.
"It Is ono of tho best Reboots In
tho south" ho said In ctplnuutlon
"and tho professor haB the reputation
of being tho finest disciplinarian in
tho country for boys. When I was a
youngster I was not looking especially
for discipline but my futher bad dif-
ferent viows and many tlmos was on
tho verge of pending me to Professor
Webb to be straightened out. This
fato was tho dread of my Ufo."
this dny and familiarized himself with
the jargon of protection apologists ho
would hnvo been nblo to conclude In
his sober judgment that somo men In
high places are careless about their
Information nnd reckless about their
statements. Ha might Imvo been
tempted to sing In tho aweotcst
strains of sacred verso his religious
opinions about tho heterophemy of
discredited politicians tho dissensions
of divided political camps quarreling
over tho method of their destruction
while railing nt tho victors and In-
dulging in tho wildest flights of hyper-
bolical language Sclah."
the Government Go Round
talked their Bwectcst and showed
their best mnnners nnd their best
clothes tho young man nt the cigar
and newsstand looked pcnslvu und un-
occupied. "You don't seem to bo selling many
nickel cigars for 10 cents this even-
ing?" said tho Rnmbler.
"Man tho ladies may have adopted
many manly traits and notions but
thoy have not yet ns a class becomo
heavy smokers. I havo somo sensa-
tional newspapers on my stand which
publish Sunday articles about how wo-
men havo becomo enslaved to tho clg-
aretto nnd to Lady Nicotlno and all
that but If I depended on their trado
i would bo ns hard up as thoso gentle-
men who sit around this hotel office
every evening and discuss million-dollar
deals. With this house full of fair
guests my trado is confined to the
snlo of United States postage stamps
and one-cent stamps at that. You
perhaps know that the profit on tho
snlo of postago stamps Is not large.
"Tho ladles God bless 'em do not
oven buy from mo tho post cards on
which thoy put tho stamps. These ex-
cursionists get loaded up with Wash-
ington post cards on tho trains."
Are Fast Disappearing
wagons traveled up and down tho
country roads carrying on this work.
Thoy not only tacked up signs for one
business concern but would carry
"side lines" as It wore or a wagon
load of tin signs advertising other
though not competing wares. This
work Is going on today but In a much
smaller way". In tho far backwoodc
districts these old-fashioned sign stick
ers may be still busy but they are bo
coming rare In tho environs of Wash
It Is tho practice still of certain nd
verttsers to stick up Blgns at coifhtry
stores and on tho sides of black'sniltb
Not Soring Liver Buttons
The best remedy for liver ato rases.
r bowel troubles and especially con-
itlpatlon Is the famous HOT
SPRINGS LIVER BUTTONS.
Don't miss getting a box today
they tone up the liver drlvo out tba
poisonous waste tn the bowels and
make you feel simply splendid In a
Cut out Calomel and slam bang
purgatives. Try HOT 8PR1NOS
L1VHU nUTTONS Just once and
rou'll have no use for any other liver
remedy. Flno for sick headache sal-
low skin dull eyes and blotches.
DrugKistB everywhere for 25c. Fro
tamplo from Hot Springs Chemical
Co. Hot Springs Ark.
Husband Is that pitcher really cut
Wifo Well 1 got It at a bargain
"Mr. Wombat" sold tho boss "you
have been gutting off to go to tho
baseball a good deal lately."
"I know It sir."
"Then would you mind working at
tho ofllco for u fow extra lunluga to-
night?" An Object of Attention.
"I suppose your family will go away
for tho summer?"
"Yes" replied the man In the al-
"Oh I'll hnvo n nice tlmo too. I'm
tho ono who will sit quietly at home
nnd look nt tho pretty pictures on tho
Eats 'Em Alive.
"I understand it takes four years of
education to prepare a lion for circus
life" said tho visitor to the trainer
standing besldo tho lion's cage.
"Yes that la true" replied the
"You must got very tired after four
"Oh I haven't been training thli
0110 four years. I mil the eight hun-
dred and llftysecond trutnor they've
tried on this one. I've only been here
two hours I"
Georgo was famous for being lata
at hit) appointments. Ho was engaged
to bo married to a young lady In a
neighboring city and when the day of
tho ceremony arrived George as usu-
ul did not put In an appearance. Tho
brldo was 011 tho verge of nervous
prostration when thu following tele-
grnm wus received from thu missing
"Dear HhIou Missed tho early
train. Will arrlvo on thu 4:31. Don't
get married until I get there. George."
Ladles' Homo Journal.
No Time to Lose.
They had been married JuBt two
mouths nnd they still loved each other
devotedly. He was In tho back yard
blacking his shoes.
".luck!" she culled at tho top of her
voice. "Jack come here quick."
Ho knew at once that she wus In Im-
minent ranger lie graBped a stock
nud rushed up two flights of stairs to
tho rcscuo. He entered thu room
breathlessly and found her looking
out of tho window.
"Look" said she "that's the kiud of
bonnet I want you to get me." Har-
They are among the
good things to eat but not
in the cook book because
they require no cooking.
Toasties are always crisp
and appetizing ready to
oat direct from the pack-
age. You save heaps of
time and avoid hot work
in the kitchen.
Some rich cream sugar
if you want it or cool fruit
juice with these fluffy bits
of corn and you have a
dish that is fascinating for
any meal of the day
Toasties aro told by
' grocer eveirywhero.
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