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Entered am Pecond-Clnsa Matter at Cti
rostoffice, Ocdca. Utah.
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An ;nJependent Newspaper, puDllsncd
every evening except Sunday, without a
muzzle or a club.
The Associated Press Is exclusively en
titled to tho uxo (or republication of all
new credited to It or not otftcrwls
credited In Shis paper and alto in- locaJ
.ws published herein.
A proposal has come from the new
German government that a neutral
commission be established to examine
tho question as to who was responsible
for the war.
That has the elements of humor. At
present the Germans are proving be
yond .i doubt that thoy planned and
put into effect the horrors of the war.
The Bavarians are offering evidence
from their archives and a number of
high officials of the old regime have
admitted their part in tlje conspiracy.
Berlin convejs tho news that a plot,
has been discovered to restore Em
peror William to power. At tho head
of the conspiracy are General Macken
sen and other military officers, assist
ed by the munition makers, including
Lieutenant Gustav Krupp von Bohlen
who was in charge of the financial ar
rangements. This offers the aUies direct evidence
of the menace of Ihe Krupp works and
should cause tho peace conference to
demand its destruction.
The plotting is" further proof of the
danger of allowing the kaiser to es
cape the punishment which he, as the
head of a piratical nation, so richly de
serves. William Hohenzollern, we are
quite convinced, is to be dealt with the
moment the troops of the allies are es
tablished at Cologne and Coblenz on
the Rhine, and that will be sometime
this month.
$1 oo
Ml There has been repeated reference
.In the dispatches to the bridgeheads
I'J which the allied troops are to estab-
j lish on the Rhine and the Standard
II has been requested to explain the
j meaning of the miliary term.
IB A bridgehead across the Rhine at
It will be on guard, does not in particular
IB refer to the bridges over the Rhine at
fi that point, but is tho establishing of an
ji American military force on the right
J ! bank of the stream in such positions
I ' as to make possible the crossing of
the river by other American forces
; even though under fire.
! The bridgehead at Coblenz will be
j formed by a semi-circle of troops, ex-
Ji tending, at the most distant point, 20
jj j miles east of Coblenz. With this screen
I j of soldiers, backed by guns of all cali-
:S j ber, a bridgehead of great strength
1 1 j will be formed, permitting of the mov-
i ing across the Rhine even during a
i jj German attack, of large bodies of
j 9 ! American troops.
oo . '
In his address before congress to
day, President Wilson touched on the
railroad question, saying he had no so
lution of the problem to offer, but was
opposed to a return to tho old con
! ditlons 4 er private management
without lifications. He stood ready
to release the railroads from govern
ment control whenever a satisfactory
j plan of readjustment could be. worked
j out by congress. .
j The Standard is surprised to learn
I that a number of tho most prominent
j financiers of tho United States even
men identified with what is known as
big interests are opposed to the rail-
! roads going back to the conditions
which prevailed prior to the war.
! F. H. Rawson, president of the
, Union Trust company of Chicago, and
1 David R. Fogan, president of the Na-
i tional City Bank of Chicago, take the
J ji ' position that disaster would follow an
j p unscrambling of the railroad system,
i ijj "I do not see how the railroads can
I !j i be taken back under private manage-
jl i ment -with any prospect of successful
fi j ; operation under conditions like those
i J) j lnat formerly prevailed," said Mr. Raw-
! ;; son. "Under the former system the
control was divided between the rail-
1 road companies and the government,
but the responsibilities all rested on
; the companies. The government made
! the rates, but had nothing to do with
controlling the costs o operation. The
I companies had to operate even though
J costs were steadily rising and ratcB
I were stationary. The results were
i bound to be a wiping out of profits, an
' Increase of debts and a deterioration
j of the physical properties, such as
I tracks and equipment. '
I "When the government took over the
mm C&2jz&?1fG$I r"
Hi rSStSSG Bell-ans
111 X-L Hot water
(If hCIllZB Sur Rtef
jam !mfor indigestion
operation of the lines, howevor, it I'
promptly raised the rates to a point i
never even dreamed of by the compa
nies' officials a.nd thus obtnlned a part i
of the money .needed for equipment i
and property to operate the roads at
war prcssuro capacity.
"I do not believe tho stockholders
will want to have the roads turned
back to them. If they can bo guaran
teed a reasonable return on their in
vestment. I believe they will prefer
to have the lines remain in the gov
ernment's hands."
A tremendous effort is being made
to prevent President Wilson going to
tho pence conference. Much of the op
position comes from tho president's
enemies and Is purely small politics.
We aro at a loss to account for the
bitterness which is manifested, al
though history tells us lhat no great
man escapes tho hatred of those whom
he has defeated. Lincoln, in the last
days of tho Civil war, was maligned
1 as no other man in public life. All the
pent up animosities of those who at
tribute their political setbacks to Pres
ident Wilson, are being exploded at
tho present time, and the pretext for
the outbursts is that the president is
going away from Washington at a
most important time. How flimsy is
this excuse has been disclosed by the
' announcement that the presidpnt at all
times will be in direct communication,
either by wireless or cable, with the
seat of government and as well in
formed as though he remained in
These assaults on the president have
all the appearance of being inspired
from a central source and to be pri
marily for the purpose of discrediting
him to the utmost.
We vonture the guess that the cables
i from America to Europe are being con
gested with stories from anti-administration
circles conveying to England
and France the idea that extraordinary ;
attention given to President Wilson ;
would be offensive to the American i
people. i
Eventually this hysterical campaign j
will bring a renction in favor of Presi- !
dent Wilson. 5
A -wager has been placed in Ogden ii
that the president will go out of office
disgraced. Does this point, to a quiet ;
understanding "all along the line" that 3
the president is to be mercilessly as-
sailed and the defaming to be the
ground work on which impeachment )
proceedings are to be erected? It all
has a sinister aspect? K
... PEACE. I
Francis H. Sisson, vice president of j
the Guaranty Trust company of New
York, in considering tho country's re-
turn to peace, says: Tj
"In the United Slates, during the $
nineteen months that have elapsed $
since that memorable sixth of April, $
1917, when we declared war on Ger-
many, there has been assembled and I
trained the largest army in this coun- &
try's history. We have built up our
navy until in tonnage it Is second only
to that of Great Britain. We have float- t
ed four colossal war loans, and we
have voluntarily submitted to a sys-
torn of taxation such as few other na-
tions have endured voluntarily or oth-
wise. We have projected titanic com-
mercial enterprises, as witness our
merchant marine. We have tomporar- H
ily turned over our railroads, telegraph i
and telephone lines to tho government. !
Wo have conscripted a large number
Ul "'uusujui piants, and we have regu
lated directly or indirectly practically
every business in the country.
"And now peace has come, and we
find ourselves as unprepared for it as
we were for war, although other coun
tries, caught unawares in tho mael
strom, have had forethought, even in
the throes of a life or death struggle,
to get ready for the inevitable read
justment when hostilities should cease.
"To be sure the United States has
emerged from the war stronger than
ever, morally, industrially, and finan
daily. Fortunately, we have escaped
the devastation of the conflict, and we
have suffered less in every respect
than the other belligerents. In 1914
we were indebted to Europe to the ex
tent of more than $5,000,000,000. To
day Europe owes us an amount in ex
cess of $10,000,000,000. And, conse
quently, our readjustment problems
are different in character and scope
from those of the other nations in
volved in tho war. They are, in the
main, peculiarly our own; but, as a re
sult of this we have few trustworthy
precedents to guide us, We must blaze
an original trail.
. "The probloms of the European
countries are those of reconstruction;
our problems are those of readjust
ment, except in so far as we help Bel
gium and France and other former al
lies to rehabilitate themselves. And it
is to be hoped that we shall give freely
of our superabundance of strength to
that worthy cauee."
The kaiser was walking the garden
so gay, 6 lu
Wh dIdTsayy am0 t0 him and thus be
I'd invd am,y .,k0 yours iB day,
die of May W by the mSd
Slnga turali urali urali a
Sing a turali urali urali' a
S ng a turali urali urali a '
Sing a turali urali urali a
Said the kaiser "Mit Frltzy und Hin
dy and. Krupp, '( ,
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"I go und I vlpe all dem Trenchers
right up,
I pull all der teeth von dot Chonnv-
bull pup,
Und make' f rightfulness of der "rest
of Urrup."
But Belgium fought to the very last
And France at Verdun said "Get bv,
if you can,"
England came up with a very large
And from Italy's soldiers the Austrians
Uncle Sam said to Pershing, "You go
and tell Foch, '
'Don't stand any more of this non
sense, b'gosh,
We will make Wienerwurst of that
dodgasted bocho,
If it takes ev'ry man from the town
of Oshkosh."
Now Kamerad Kaiser is down on his
He's got Spanish flu and is eating
Dutch cheese,
He is strafing our Woodrow right af
ter eath sneeze,
And saying "Dot Tetty he gafe me a
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SALT LAKE, Dec. 2. "Our Ninety
first division did itself proud and will
go down in history as a great fighting
' unit," writes Sergeant William Stan
ton of the 3G2nd infantry, formerly
with the Gibson Commercial company,
to the Tribune. "We' have received
honorable mention for bravery from
General Pershing and many of our
boys will be awarded medals." One
Utah man captured four German ma-
nhinn mmn 1 - i .1 ,i i.n
buna aiuiu-Utiuuuu, uuu 111,11
turned the guns on the Germans, kill
ing and wounding many and taking
several prisoners.
"It made us laugh when we read in
the U. S. papers that the Huns were
short on ammunition and food. I have
seen stacks of their ammunition, and
in their dugouts which we have cap
tured they had ample supplies of food,
liquor and everything to make life
very comfortable. But we gave them
Ji big surprise. The French and tho
British said the Huns could not be
driven from the Argonne forest, but
It took our division and four others
ninety days to do the job which our
allies had been trying to do for four
years. But the toll of death was ter
rible. Threo of our lieutenants were
killed and another badly wounded.
Our captain was gassed. It was up
to the first sergeant, then, to lead the
company, and he did great work.
"The last time our regiment was In
battlo another ten days, losing quita
heavily, but not as many as the first
time. We were then sent back,, ex
pecting to go to a rest camp, but In
stead, after hiking several days, and
then a three days' ride on the train,
wo landed Jn Belgium and are now. on
the famous Belgium battlefield.
Log in Woods.
''One, night I starteiPbuck from tho
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company and got into an ambulance.
It was about eight miles to our dug
. outs In the woods. The driver let me
I off In an entirely different wood, and,
I instead of going home, I went in the
opposite direction. It was dark as
pitch and I got almost up to thekfront
lines before I knew It.
"I hunted mo up a dugtout for tho
night, found one with about three feet
of water In it. I crawled up on a
chicken -netting bunk and could have
slept pretty good If the mice and big
rats hadn't played hide-and-seek
around me. 1 found an old gunny
sack and threw it over me so they
would, not run over my face, and fin
ally got to sleep. I can sleep in any
place now. Such is life with the A. E.
F. It's great if you don't weaken.
"I didn't have my clothes off for a
month, slept and lived down in the
ground under tons of sandbags, with
nothing much (o eat but hardtack and
canned 'Willie' and sometimes beans
and salmon, but I enjoyed it all.
Beloia'n.t; In D(;rrilr
"The poor Belgians! Death and de
spair are written on their faces. They
are now coming back to their torn-up
and shattered homes after being In the
German clutches for four years. Thoy
are heart-broken and sad -looking.
Some find their old homes partially
intact, while others merely find a
heap of stones where once was home,
sweet home. One night Davis, myself
and another sergeant got lost from our
bunch. We hit a truck and got on
another road. Wo landed at night
with a bunch of Belgian soldiers. Two
could speak good English and they'
told us of the things done to the poor
Belgian people that you could hardly
believe. Tho women havo suffered
most, and many of their children have
German fathers.
On Three Fronts.
"Have been on threo of the Im- 1
portant battlefr.onts, as a reserve on
one front; saw the Yanks push the
Huns back forty miles in the battle'
of the Argonne; have seen thousands
of German prisoners; have seen our
own boys burled and hundreds lying
on the battlefield.
"The west and Utah will soon got
the casualty lists and tho entire Pa
cific coast will be In mourning. You
will never see many of tho boys that
you met and cheered as wo l'eft the'
station at Camp Lewis. It made me
shuddor when the runners would come
, with reports from the battlefields, and
many a lute night I spent in a dugtout
under tons of sandbags, preparing the
list for Washington, so that the boys'
mothers and fathers could get the sad
news as soon as possible. Our com
pany was shot to pieces. Corporal Jos
eph H Sorenson. son of .Mr. and Mrs.
Christian P. Sorenson, fell in battle
the first day. He was hit bv a high
explosive shell. All the sergeants that
you met at the train were either killed
or wounded. As I remomber, I think
of the five or six married women at
the train who had husbands in our
company, one or two are widows and
tho husbands of all the others have
been badly wounded."
A vivid description of Belgium and
Us destruction Is given to his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Knudsoh of Brig
ham City, by their son, Chester, in
a letter received recently.
Germansj although taking every
thing of value in their retreat through
Belgium, were not destroving any
more of the villages and towns, ac
cording to his letter.
Young Knudson states that he be
lieves that, by their orderly retreat
through Belgium, the Germans are
trying to create a new feeling so that
when tho Allied troops get into Ger
man territory they will spare the Ger
man towns.
A mectinir of agents and freight de-
' i lis
partmont officials of railroads enter c
ing Ogden and Salt Lake, was held j
Saturday in the office of Federal Jlan
ager H. V. Piatt, of Salt Lake. I t$i
The purpose of the meeting was to J 1
consider the saving of freight cars and J
it was decided that the territory should t
be divided in some cases, and In oth- ' vff
ers, car service is to be alternated. -; x
In this manner, small towns In par- ; ,
ticular will receive belter service. 4 $
Local officials who were in attend- a . "
ance at the meeting were F. E. Nlch- t l
ols of the Union Pacific, Frank Fouls J HI
of the Denver and Rio Grande and Vv. a j
G. Wilson, commercial agent for the i
Southern Pacific.
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