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MONTPELIER EXAMINER. 2 F* MONTPXLH&, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DEO. 6,1918 NUMBER 37 «VOL. XUV. DEFEAT DUE TO WILSON, SAYS DEMOCRAT EDITOR A Texas Editor and State Senator Places Blame Upon President-Repudiation Was on Polit ical and Not War Leadership. The following article was written I by J. C. WcNeslus, editor and owner [ of the Dallas, Texas. Democrat, who ; has been a life-long democrat and II j at present state senator from the Dallas district: In the genral elction held through out the country, on Nov. 5, an out standing political reverse was admin istered to the national democratic ad ministration. I say political reverse in order to distinguish between the party policy and the war policy of President Wilson. The party policy, of President Wilson has been emphat ically repudiated. The war policy has not been repudiated. Democrats defeated their own party on Tuesday, Novs 6, as a protest against bellttle ment of recognised party leaders and the party organisation generally as a force worthy of preferential conside ration. There has been too much "Me;" too much Son-in-law; too much "Col." Ed House, to be pleasing to the party rank and file. Old lead ers of the party, both In the north and In the sou Hi, have been Ignored and a small group of comparative new comers, who have never done any thing for the party, have been close to the throne. It has been evident for the past six months that the demo craic party was doomed to defeat In the congressional elections of 1»18. and that the outlook for success in the presidential election of 1»20 was only a mere shadow. Wilson Would Have Lota. V Had President Wllaon been a can didate for re-election on November 5, « i. , fco v V. it Is my csndld Judgment that he would have been defeated most tm .. ..... . . ... , „ prasatvely—purely on bis party poll ». „„h, cy. No man In American politics can be bigger or batter than his party. This Is true of the republican as well as the democratic party President Wilson has posed as being superior In hnth Hts issilsrshfn »A ths mnk to both the leadership and tbe rank end file of his party. Ha has chilled the leaders and lost popularity with the mass of democrats, because of numerous cases of political Ingratl tude. Thin democratic defeat on Novem ! ber 6 in no wise condemn« the war policy of the party In power. Presi dent Wilson has conducted the war— i since the United States entered it— i : approximately aa any other loyal I American would have done. "Win I the war" has been an American mot ! to and an American determination FRANCE 18 SHORT ON WATER, SO WRITES WILLIE AN SELL. Writing under date of Nov. 14, three days after tbe signing of the armistice, Willie Ansell sends the following to his mother. Mrs. Han nah Ansell of this city: Hello, Mother Dear—Well, the war is over, as you know, and we are all anxious to get home again. We have already held some heated discussions ns to who ought Ng be the first men Rome. I may be among the llrat to bet home, and then again I may be fever here for a year qr more yet. I I suppose the people home cele brated aa they never did before. The wrench people are nearly crazy. I believe that I am safe In saying that felt of France was drank, and no under. The people in the states Brill never he able to realize the Buf fering the French have endured the Baut four year». f I am still st Toon and everything fine and dandy. We are even hnv g fine weather. This Is sure some wn—It Is a young Parla. Roy Rob son and myself took In a tew of io sights Mat night, but did not get I see everything. I am still work g at the poetoffiee and am going to it a ran from bore te a place called ordeaux. which, by the way, la a irt town t id ig where 1 was at oapital Roy and I took two very good football games and » are going to a show tonight, so n can Judge for yourself wbst kind ! s life I am lending over here. Roy links this life Is awfnl hard, bnt he lve me. he has got things very soft Id would have found out so had he fee to the front. |Thts place and I have fell in love Roy think» it la as bad as any place could he. each other. then he ha* not been any other . so does not know. We have alee place to sleep In, and onr am grand—they are tka knot ever since the declaration of hostile relations with Germany on April S, 1917. It was President Wilson's par ty war on democrats that he disliked and hts unwise appeals to the people In the closing weeks of the campaign, to let him dictate the personnel of men who should receive their votes, that sealed, for a certainty, party de feat at the polls. Th« Dallas Demo- ; crat realised the situation, from long political observation of its editor, warned its readers, In last week's is sue, Of impending party dtoasted. President Wilson's party policy has cost his administration the loss of control of both houses of the national congress. It has sealed the fate of the party, adversely, fh the presiden tial election two years hence. Nothing short of a political miracle can bring the party victory at that time. Too much "Me;'' too much "My Son-In law;'' too much "Col. Ed House" hast been a sad and expensive lesson for the democracy. Ford Deserved Defeat. was a democrat, but at the dictation j of the president, he was made the Henry Ford has been defeated for United States senator in Michigan. He deserved to be defeated. He never . ... , „ , ... . . * >ar y <ar ' e ' e "* u 6 **1 °, ended all self-respecting men of Pol 'tic. by going into the Michigan state conVBnt,on ™ to hlB prl ' mary and denouncing (Practically) the democratic party declaring he was not a democrat and never wou,d be ' democrat. Hol er than thou" was also hla attitude to reDubllcnn ward _ own party ' \ * rBp ' whoee primary nomination he bad al „ . . . . so sought. He was rejected by the . b „ d tb declared himself I republicans and than declared mmseir an Independent. A lineman to acce P t * democratic nomination j ftnd then proclaim himself at being batter than ill the elements in both the democratic, and the republican j part1e * " He went U P ,,k ® a rocket ! and came down like s stick." Two bright figures emerged from the wreck: Ex-goveronr Walah won a | democratic United States senator ; atalp from Massachusetts, and Presi dent Smith of the New York City . hope In them. Board of Aldermen, led his party to victory as its candidate for governor. The democrats of the country» would do well to watch Walsh and Smith for the next two years: There may be i MISS HILLIER HOME FROM EXTENDED STAY IN CANADA Miss Nettie Hillier returned last Sunday from Canada, where she bed been for the- past five months, and has taken her old position as head nurse in the Montpelier hospital. When Miss Hillier left here Mat July : she Intended visiting with relative« for a short time at Magrath and other i I points In Canada and then enter as a > nurse In the navy. She filled out tbe application, but some additional In formstlon was required, which necen si tated the papers being sent back to her and from Canada back to Mont-: ; pelier and then to her again. Owing to some delay in the transmission of the papers, by the time they reached her the Influenza had made Its ap pea ranee In Canada and she was called upon to render service* there, j In the meantime the war ended, and | when she leaijftted that her brother, j John, was down with the "fin" here she left for home. She says the flu has been very mild here as compared to what it was. in Magrath. Leth bridge and the other towns in that section of Canada. have had since coming to France, and I nearly forgot, we have had two shower baths. A bath in France is a la very hard thing to find—the French people seem to have very tittle ose for water. There are two Y. M. C. A.'s here, also the K. C., which have a very nice place, and there la also s soldiers* and sailors' club here, so yon nee we have Iota of places to spend onr evenings. Roy and I are going to have our pictures taken Sun a clay, that is. If w* can find a I that will stand the strain. Dt 10 Mustered Out r . i I mm ! Be EH !» ft A 'pd I I # $ i '*■ ' — 4 • ? I l-\; § s / / u HEART TROUBLE AND DROPSY CAUSES DEATH OF W. O. ADAMS William O. Adams died at hla home in this city yesterday morning at 4 o'clock. heart trouble and dropsy, with which he had been a sufferer for several years, having been confined to his home for the past three months or more. Mr. Adams was boni at Louisville, Ky„ «8 yearn ago. *He came west about 40 years ago and had been a resident of Montpelier for the past 25 years or more. He is survived by hts wlfs, two sons and two daughters. His funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, .. - . . . . Death was caused from al • letter from hl * »on last Mondsy. which was written Nov 11 in which WD1CI1 waB written wov. 11 , in which he sava: 7 . aln ■ t,n ,n Baa ® Hospital No. (1. ward 7 and by tbe )uoka of tbinc . w m he here for some little timt-, However, I feel better than when I «rat ««"»«here Ä°mr able to sleep. Both my legs bother but I hope they will Improve be fore )on|f You nD wrlt8 me ber , M * shall be looking for s letter from jyou When I f®* «™* ®»° u « b l ° 3houId your letter reach here after my departure for the atatea It will follow." ROY AUSTIN NOT KILLED BUT IB IN HOSPITAL From Wednesday's Deseret News we learn that late advices received by Bishop E. N. Austin Indicate that hit son, Roy I„ was not killed in action on Oct. 12, as tated In last, week's Examiner. Mr. Austin received a a EPIDEMICS TOLL S80.000 DEATHS. Washlngton, Dec. 4.—Between 300,000 and 360,000 deaths from In fluenza and pneumonia have occurred among the civilian population of the United Btatea since September 16, according to estimates today of the public health service. These calcu lations were based on reports from cities and states keeping accurate records and public health officials be lieve they are conservative. The epidemic still persists, but deaths are mach less numerous, *c i cording to reports reaching here. : Insurance companies have been hard hu by tb# ,, p , demIc BOTernlne11t i I reports Indicate, although there are > fl(ares * TmUabUl here ^ >how ^ n)eg tel losses sustained by tbe com pu - The government Incurred lla bultleg of more than tno.OOO.OOO connectloI1 wlth Hfe lnaaraQee c,. ; rled by aoldlers In army camps, not , nc , ud(ne thoaa Karopa 2# 090 dAalh „ ^ 0 ^ ln tbe , n th „ Unit8d g tatM _. HUSBAND AND (FIFE j | j About SUCCUMB TO INFLUENZA Mr. and Mrs. Jease W. Minson, former residents of Paris, died from 'nflnenza at their home In Magna. Utah, on Nov. 28. Mra. Minson died at one a. m. and her husband follow ed ber one hour later. Mr. Minson was born at Paris 28 years ago. He was tb* son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Minson of this county. For some time prior to bis death he had been ployed on foreman of the mills at Magna, i ' them Mrs. Minson was the daughter of L. H. Long of this city. She was >6 years of age. Two children snrvlve daughter three years of ige and a son of sixteen months, The bodies arrived her* last Tues day morning and wore taken to Parte jfor burial. IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL BILL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS On October 10, Iftlft, Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia. Introduced Into the United States senate the most com prehensive and Important eduoatlonal measure that has over been put be fore congress. The bill provides for an annual appropriation of »100,000, 000, provided that sums In equal amount be appropriated by the sev eral states, for the purpose of aiding the states to carry on more am fully certain types of education which most vitally concern our national wel fare. The main provision« of the bill are aa follows: 1. For the removal of Illiteracy, »7,500,000. I. For the Americanisation of foreigners, »7,(00,000 annually. I. For the equalisation of educa tional opportunities within the sever al states, particularly In rural and village schools, »50,000,000 annually. 4. To cooperate with the states In ths promotion of physical and health education and recreation, »10, 000,000 annually. 6. To axtend and Improve the fa cilities for the preparation of teach ers for public schools, and particu larly the rural schools, *16,000 ibnually. 0. The creation of an Exacutlve Department known ns the Depart ment of Education, with a secretary n the president's cabinet. This de •srtment Is to administer the ednea • tonal work of the government which 's assigned to It. The needs tor such a law were brought to light by the draft law, aa It developed that there were 700,000 illiterates In this country between the ages of St and »1 years. The fact stunned ns, but there was ,000 The census of nothing new In It. 1010 Informed u* that there were more than five and one-balf million littorale* of ten years of age and over In tbla country. It showed ux that one out of every thirteen person* of ten year* of age and over was an Illiterate. Every fourth Illiterate Is a native white of native white parent age. We have come to apprealate that illiterates do not make good sol diers. They are not good clttsens unless It Is tbe plan to hsvs some cit izens that can be Imposed upon and exploited by others. It is evident that an illiterate may earn n living, bat earning n living Is. after nil, only a means to an end That end Is the living Of s worthy life In our day and generation. This can be done only by tboee who can Independently get Into contact with the facta. Ideas, and Ideals that tbe printed page con veys, thus laying ths foundation for independent thinking. The bill now before congrens pro vides for »7.600,000 annually, to bej apportioned to tbe states In the pro-! oortlon which their respective Hitter its populations of ten years of age and over (not Including foreign born j III tern test bear to tbe total Illiterate! population of the United States, not 'Deluding outlying possession*, so- ; wording to the last preceding census >f tbe United States. " There were 3.70*.009 Illiterate* In tbs United Staten, In 1010, that nr* within tbe tenon of tbe bill. The allotment by congress would therefore amount to »1,904 lor each It Iterate ten years of age sad over This amount, to be available for tbe removal of Illiteracy, 1 would bave to be equaled by a sens : appropriated by tbe state. Idaho had. la I ft'*. 7 4« auch Illiter- > The congressional allotment : ales. would he (1,488.64 annually. This would have to be equaled by ■tats, and there would then he avail able *2,007.08 each year, or aftmowt $4.00 for each flitter*te Tha WAR COST FOR FIFTEEN MONTHS IS (15,000,000,000 t Report of Secretary McAdoo Gives Brief Insight to the Colossal Project of Financing Great War-Vast Sums Loaned to Allies. Washington. Dec. 4 — Th. finan cial hl»tory of Amrlct'i port In th. wor It ttt forth by Secretary Mc Adoo to hit onoual roport drafted before hit realisation, and made pahUe today by the treasury. It la the history of how the American peo ple paid billions In taxes, raised fonr ■real Liberty loots and created s tremendous pool of credit with which the treasury through Its many war agendas paid the bills of the army and .navy, the shipping board and other government departments, loan ed billions to the allies and millions to war Industries, helped support the families of soldiers and sailors and tided farmers over periods of financial stringency. "The payment Into the treasury of vast sums In war taxes and from bond aalee." laid Secretary McAdoo," "and the transformation of our va ried and complex economic life to the supreme task of winning ths war have been accomplished without shock or financial disturbance. The credit and bnslac for to / / on ed hs to and u the be for structure of the nation remains sound and strong. Ths result of the four Liberty loans are a tribute to the patriotism of the American people and to the economic strength of the nation." the report constitutes Secretary McAdoo's final accounting of his stewardship before retiring as the nation's financial minister. Through out the report, Mr. McAdoo refers repeatedly to the remarkable achieve ments of Amarica's civilian popula tion In providing the money and ma terials for war, and acting as tbs "seger second line of defense." of fa de aa was to 000 es. ed ded be 0 «A4 Cost of War. For ths fifteen months ending last Juns »0 Secretary McAdoo estimated that the actual cost of the war, with allowancsa for the governments or dinary expanses In ordlnnry times, amounted Nearly half of thls.or »4. 4M,000,000, want Into permanent Investments, In the form of ships, shipyards, war vassals, army camps, buildings, and in loans to allies or to American war Industries. *19,*11,000,000 to ' of and ux an a sol cit and the day for pro bej H*sr Lake county, and two years la pro-! ter be was called to sorve on a mis elon In the age *4 **> Indiana, j Mr. Denlo was s life-long republt ran. not Ho* for tbe otfice of probate Judge so- ; a *d Mtlt times was defeated by only * (*■ votas. He served several years " deputy sheriff. Hs engaged In farming during bis early residence tbe ,at * rears be bad been by writing life Insurance and traveling to of He was s gifted orator and bad be "stamped' tbe «Maty In several cuss 1 P***" * *•*»»* "** repnbllsn* , sens : ticket. Not only on polHlenl tnewee Iconld Joe entertain an audience, bat || > "9 ootmaUm and on any sabjeet to talk, bo ; tortafatui *14 per cant coma from taxation. Tbe civil establishment of th* gov ernment daring tb* year spent »I,. »07,000,000 while tbe war depart meat spent »5,0I4.«00.0«0 and tb* navy »1.105.«00.000. For support of tb* army alone tb* government paid out »4.411,000.000. The naval ex pendltnres Included tbe construction of now vessels, machinery, armament, equipment and Improvements at navy JOSEPH DENK» HUCCUMHH TO INFLUENÇA AT BLACKFOOT on h* Josepb Dan to. one of Bear Lake county'* wall known and klghly es teemed «Ulsans, died from the Influ ansa nt Blackfoot last Wednesday morning. Mr. Denlo was horn la Wisconsin In 1(07. At th* age of about 10 years b* accepted th* Mor mon fnllh and noon afterwards be was called to serve as a missionary In bln native stats. In 1(0« b* cams to of te tral states and iabor H* twice sought tbs notnlna of In at : Uî at waa ■•••d This • »P*oh#r. The tart Its** h* thrilled * nudlou*# was at tha re «*« «'•»•braU«! In Pnrin. Hie la s of of yards. Total ordinary disbursements for the year amounted to »4. 000.009, OIO and ordinary receipts, excluding money received from Liberty loans, amounted to t4.174.000.00«. Loans to allies during the year amounted to M.fSft.COg.OOd additional. ' Looking forward. Secretary Mc Adoo found groat difficulty lu fore casting expenditures for the current fiscal year which cads next June 10. on sccoont of the sudden coming of peace. Estimataa which hs present ed are baaed on calculations of each department In advance of revisions since the signing of ths armistice and hs does not consider them reliable. With this explanation Mr. McAdoo forecast expenditures for this year at tIO, «17, 000,000 for government pur poses and «4, IT»,000.000 for loans to allies and Il.ft40.000.000 for re demption of outstanding certificates and other debts cancellation. Total estimated disbursements for the roar were put st »17. 711.000.000 Against this estimate which actual expenses at the rate of a little more a than a billion and a half a mouth to date, Indicate Is too high, Mr. McAdoo calculated that the govern ment will receive about »t.000.0««, 000 before the end of the fiscal year next June 10. from Incoma profits taxes, »l.lOO.OOO.ftOO from other tax es. • I •«, 000,000 from customs and tfttft.000,000 sources. Including »70, 000,000 from increased postage, making estimated receipts from ordinary sources »». 140,000,000. in addition, hs figur ed roughly on a little more than »», 000,000,000 from further I see so of Liberty bonds sad »I.SOO.OO».»»« from war savings. These figures ad ded to receipts from Liberty Lean bonds already sold make »14,1«», 000, the total of popular borrowings expected during the year. On this basis total sstlmated receipts would be «»l.eil.000.000 less than tenta tive estimates of disbursement*. Ac from ■taesllaneoua In tnal developments are expected to ' hange these calculations greatly. Pa bile Debt. la- "j BRING DOWN HUN In Hans, are In oar group but a real fart, that they_ , _ u u(b( today ** ibn am îü? bat || m a*jr panes proposals wove Tbe Han's day is coming, and i bo ; ally. 1 hop* be gets a btt '** k * ,or# «H* « •* •_ Mg forward to that groat day •» rw tnratag bom*, which a M the not distant facers.' I Tbe United States' public debt Mat June 10 was Cl.IOl.OOO.OOO.witbont ' taking Into consideration tb* »1,110, of 000,90« free balance In tbe treee ury to partial offset tbs debt. Tbe public debt has been Inerenned sine# (hen by the fourth Liberty loan foe nearly *7.000,000,090 and by traao ary certificates of ladsbudm amounting to several hundred mil lion dollar*. on a trip In tha Interest of tka fins h* was representing. Ha had a vara cold at tka time, and upon nr la of be In to riving at Blackfoot ks fall n victim of ike Influents, wfclek developed Into pneumonia. te bis ebdslde Isst week. Mrs. Denlo was sailed Besides bis wife, be is servtvad by two daughter* and four soon, en* of whom la an officer at Camp Grant, III. His body arrived from Blackfoot this morning and was taken to Bt. Charles for burial. E. J Hog# of tbs I a»tb soon squad ron, la wrHilag to bis brotbar, W. ■„ of Parts, under dote of Nov. ». ways: cold tbe pant few days and our eqned taw been doing tbe Mut ta tbo Hans Ctonr wentber Is wfetf wu. In the sir servies, ilka Onr nttotn ser* drop bombs *k*w tb* wsniksr permits, a»« they de pretty g oed, even If It Is cloudy. 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