CONGRESS: Mr. Watson's Optimism

Senator James E. Watson, of Indiana, regular Republican, returned to Washington from his home state and informed his comrades : " All would be well if we had dollar-and-a-half wheat and ten-dollar hogs."

Senator Watson stands high in Administration councils. He is not only a member of the Republican Senatorial Committee, but he is next to Senator Lodge for the Republican leadership in the Senate. In 1916 and again in 1920 he defeated Thomas Taggart, Democratic "boss" of Indiana.

He has a straightforward if rather blunt way of dealing with the situation of farmer dissatisfaction which confronts the Republicans in the Middle...

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