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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
clay, that is. If w* can find a
that will stand the strain.
Mustered Out
r .
! Be

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• ?
William O. Adams died at hla home
in this city yesterday morning at 4
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
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,
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Death was caused from

letter from hl * »on last Mondsy.
which was written Nov 11 in which
WD1CI1 waB written wov. 11 , in which
he sava:
. 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
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
Mr. Austin received a
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 reports Indicate, although there are
> fl(ares * TmUabUl here ^ >how ^
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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 :
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
MONTHS IS (15,000,000,000
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
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."
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,
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
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
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
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 ;
*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
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
tral states and iabor
H* twice sought tbs notnlna
: Uî at waa ■•••d
This •
»P*oh#r. The tart Its** h* thrilled
* nudlou*# was at tha re
«*« «'•»•braU«! In Pnrin. Hie
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
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
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
tnal developments are expected to
' hange these calculations greatly.
Pa bile Debt.
la- "j
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,
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
riving at Blackfoot ks fall n victim
of ike Influents, wfclek developed Into
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. Tbs beta «tara!
1 getlfng the
owp. It's an
at Mom they are
: rani
to bo
conld tall yon something would
h *J n, «~° a *' but wu were "Inched
ttlh** ■ tmrn lawn man*» -- »„in__

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