From the Bisbee Daily Review, June 29, 1913. By Roy K. Moulton. When statesmen go to Washington They are brimful of reform. They are for the common people And they rant and rave and storm. Diagnosing the conditions They set forth the people’s ills, And they load the good old hopper With their remedial bills. For two weeks in January They kick up an awful dust, And they blow until you’re fearful That they’re really going to bust. Then they quiet down serenely And no longer tear their hair. And the folks in February Wonder if they are still there. Then the statesmen are forgotten Till, along in June we learn That the legislative body Is getting ready to adjourn. It is easy to make speeches And of grave reforms to shout, But it’s somewhat different when it Comes to carryin’ ‘em out. Promises are stock in trade with Statesmen who are seeking fame, But old Ultimate Consumer Keeps on digging just the same.