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- The Only Paper iu Roseburg Carrying; Associated Press Dispatches
VOL. IX.
ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON KRIDAV, NOVEMBER. 20, 1918..
NO. 283
THE
NEWS:
ELECTRIC CHAIR
GovernorStephensCommutes
Death Sentence to Life
Imprisonment.
LABOR IS DISAPPOINTED
'An Unconditional Pardon Was Look
ed For By The Organizations;
Backing Demand for Release
of Ooomod Alan.
. .
(By Associated Press.) '
SACRAMENTO. Nov. . 29. Gover
nor Stephens yesterday commuted
the death sentence of Thomas J.
' ftinnnriv tn Ufa Im-ni-lanniYiAnt-.-
MOONEY DISAPPOINTED.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29. The
-late of Tom Mooney. convicted of
participation in the preparedness day
parade 'bombing outraces, resulting
In the death of several persons, Is
no longer in dioubt, and with inter
vention of Governor Stephens the
death penalty- Is removed and . lhe
sentence substituted. Whether the
the nation-wide strike called for Dec.
9, looking to Mooney's unconditional
pardon, will now be carried out ac
cording to the program, is an open
question. Union labor loaders are
avowedly disappointed at the failure
to secure pardon for the convicted
man, and! Mooney himself has declar
ed that he would, rather hang than
be condemned to a living grave.
GOVERNOJT MAICES STATEMENT.
Governor Stephens, in commuting
the sentence of Thomus. J. Mooney
"to life imprisonment, gave out this
statement:
"On July 22, 1916, Ip persons
men, women and children were
WHoil. nnri .hnnt RA AKna ......... .4 .l
in a bomb explosion during a pre
paredness Day parade in the City of
San Francisco. The parade was a
patriotic manifestation into which
witn much spirit and loyal impulse.
Manifestly, because of the oecassion
chosen, hostility u the 'Nation's de
fense measures must have had a part
in actuating the perpetration of so
horrible a deed.
"It is not unreasonable to assume
that a sympathy or even a definite
relationship existed between those
murderers and the propaganda and
violence .then being engaged in
throughout the country by agents of
the German novernment. The case,
as presented to the California courts,
was that of murder, without further
evidence of motive than the imposs
ible tenets of anarchists, whose sym
pathies for the German cause in the
war are well .mown. Their wild pa
cifist theories fitted Into the wide
spread activities of the Kaiser's
agents In this country.
"A number of persons of pronounc
ed anarchistic tendencies were ar
rested shortly after the explosion,
and of these Warren K. Billings, was
convicted and sentenced to life im
prisonment and Thomns J. Mooney
found guilty and sentenced to be
hanged).
"In considering the Mooney case,
I have had before me the urgent ap
peal of the President of the United
States that I grant commutation.
EXECUTIVE AGAIN APPEALS.
"In March I received a telegram
from the president urging that I com
mute Mooney's sentence. It was as
follows:
" 'The White House. Washimrtnn
D. C. 1:06 p. m., March 27, 1918.
" 'Governor Wm. D. Stephens, Sac
ramento, Cal.
" 'With very great respect, I take
thd liberty of saying to you that if
ydu could see your way to commute
the sentence of Mooney, it would have
a most heartfelt effect upon cer
tain international affairs which his
execution would greatly complicate.
(Signed:) WOODROW WILSON.'
FURTHER MESSAGES RECEIVED.
"In June I received this additional
message, the President again urging
commutation or sentence:
" 'The White House, Washington,
D. C., June 4, 1918.
" 'Hon. Wm. D. Stephens. Sacra-
mento. California.
" 'I beg that you will believe that
I am moved only by a sense of public
duty and of consciousness of the
many and complicated interests in
volved when I again , must reaoect
fully suggest a commutation of the
death sentence imposed on Mooney.
I would not venture again to call your
attention to this case did I not know
the international significance which
attaches to it. '
(Signed) " 'WOODROW WILSON.'
"1 have carefully rovlewed all the
available evidence bearing upon the
case. There are certain features
connected with it which convince me
that the extreme sentence should! not
be executed. - '
LABOR msSATISFTED.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. Com
mutation of Mooney s sentence does
not In any way settle the case from
the view point of organized labor.
says a statement from Frank Morri
son, secretary of the American Fe
deration of Labor, tnking the ipost
tion that allegod perjury In connec
tion with the conviction, makes a.
new trial imperative. -
OREGON FUEL PLENTY.
Oregon faces the winter with a bet
ter fuel supply than almost any other
state in the union, according to Fuel
Administrator Fred J. Holmes. With
an abundance of coal from Wyoming,
with' a large supply of native wood
fuel on hand and with adequate ship.
ments of fuel oil from California; the
state has nothing, to fear from cold
weather,
ELY HAS TUB
MASK MATERIAL
With the cessation of hostilities
across the waters and the signing 8
a peace armistice, there are still many
difficulties which confront the Ame
rican rpubllc. Not the -least of, theso
or other problems is that which faces
Hall Seeley, who for many weeks.
passed his spare hours outside of
school sessions in collecting prune
and peach pits for the manufacture
of gas masks for our soldiers who
wore facing the ugly machinations of
the enemy. By dint of strenous en-
deavor, Hall succeeded in filling the
largest wash tut) to be round upon
the premises of his home. It was
fllledl to overflowing.- And then
peace come. Soon after, his father
Dr. Seeley also came down from
Portland, and suggested to his son
that his patriotism might be quest-
ioned inasmuch as he had not turned
in the pits as fast as thev were re
ceived. This suggestion did not bring
much comfort to the heart of his son
nor did it assist in the useful dispos
al of the peach pits. Hall is now
nwaittng further developements, hop
ing that even yet his . government,
which he was so anxious to serve will
have some other use for seed pits,
collected by small boys with much
effort.
(IF.
Of lntf rest to teachers, . school
board patrons of the schools will be
the fact that Superintendent O. C.
Brown, who has been working on tho
apportionment of the state and coun
ty school funds for some time, : has
almost completed the records. -The
state school fund totals $11,128.23
and the county fund amounts to
J26.717. According to the census
taken, the state apportionment allows
$1.83 per capita and the county fund
in addition to a $2.00 per capita
allotment, $100 will be allowed each
district. It will be easy for teachers
and school boards to figure out ex
actly the amount to be received1 from
the state and county funds. Besides
the flat $100 donation for each di
strict, $3.83 will be the total-allowed
for each child, according to census
statistics.
FINAC REPORT OF THE
LOCAL DRiFT EOARC
The final report of the local draft
board will be ready for submission
Saturday night. Douglas county
draft board has been previously com
mended by the state authorities be
cause of the promptness with which
all reports have been turned In and
It Is acaln the recipient of congratu
lations. In winding nip the work of
classification of the state, Douglns
county has reported 95 per cent iv'
the 18 year old classification. Ax
cording to Information received, it lr
made known that only six boards of
of 4.7 in the state have sent in th"
telegraphic report of the progress f r
the 18 year old classification. This
again places the local draft boar !
in the class of top notch efficiency
and dependability.
Deputy Sheriff Raffety advices thst
there are still some 18 year old men
who have not sent In their question
al res and he urges that they after, 1
to this matter todi.y or tomorrow In
order that no one will be reported
delinquent.
OF BUILDINGS REMOVED
The State Council of Defense is
sending out the following statement,
and wants It -understood that tho ban
on building has been removed:
Under revised rulings of the .War
Industries Board bearing date or No
vember 20, 1918, all restr'ctlons gov
erning buildings have been removed
and) all construction projects, irre
spective of costs or materials con
cerned, can proceed without the ne
cessity of securing governmental ap
proval. Encourage all building projects,
for In this way you can assist the
government In restoring business to
HAILS
GAS
Emperor William's Agents Are
Said to be Handling the
German Revolution.
NEARLY MILLION KILLED
Austrian Txtsscs in AVar Totul Four
Mi lion, Including Wounded
(ioramny Will Be Mud to i
l'ay for Dumntfcs.
(By Associated Press.)
'LONDON.- Nov. 29. The London
Daily Mail says that the former Ger
man Enijiieror contemplates an early
return to Germany for the purpose of
"reclaiming his throne, according to
news received In London through
neutral sources of high standing. The
revolution Is being managed by offi
cers of the German .high command,
with the sole view of causing its
eventual collapse and the triumphant
return o the emperor.
cling to novArrr.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 29. Prince
Maximillian is alleged to be favored
as the first President of the proposed
German republic. -. . . ;
ftOO,0fo MRS KUAjVA).
LONDON, Nov. 29. Austria-Hungary
lost 4,000,000 In killed and
wounde:!' during the war. Eight hun
dred thousands were killed, accord
ing to a Copenhagen dispatch.
- '"' MUST FOOT BILL.
NEWCASTLE, Nov. 29. Premier
Lloyd George declared in a speech
here that Germany must pay the cost
of the war to the limit of her 'capa
city. He stated that submarine pir
ates must be punished, and whoever
devastated the lands of another coun
try must pay for it. Jie declared that
the authors of the war?, should be
severely dealt' with. - v.';
CONTRACTS INVOLVED. ' !
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. Govern-j
ment war contracts, involving hun
dreds of millions of dollars, are ren
dered doubtful in status by a decision I
of Comptroller Warwick, of the trea
sury department, that orders have
not ibeen legally executed, unless they
are actually signed by responsible!
government contracting agents and '
the contractor; The war department,
had submitted) a form of cancellation I
under which it was proposed to aban
don, without unjust loss to contrac
tors, thousands of war supply con
tracts. Comptroller Warwick refused :
to approfe the plr.n, and new leglsla-1
tlon was necessary, it appears, in or
der to permit framing of agreements
for cancellation of these contracts. .
CHARLES MUST SKIDOO. .
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 29. Former
Emperor Charles has been informed i
by the Venna government that he I
must leave Austria, due to a counter
revolutionary movement there, '
DKMANO FORMAL ABDICATION.
LONDON, Nov. 29. The Berlin
government, according, to a news dis
patch from Copenhagen, has sent a
telegram to the former German 'Em
peror, who Is in Holland, demanding
forma) abdication of himself and the
crown prince.
S
(By Associated Press.) -NEW
YORK, Nov. 29. The sugar
divisions of the Food Administration
throughout Lie country will begin to
demobilize about December 15, in
anticipation of the arrival of Cuba's
sugar crop In January. Restrictions
relating to purchase and consump
tion of sugar will be mod I led next
week. ,
EADS FOR
(By Associated Press.)
SALEM, Nov. 29. Governor WI
thycombe has appealed to the presi
dent to see that the wooden ship
lmllding contracts are not cancelled,
and asks recoslderatlon of the order.
The governor strongly opposes, also,
the suggestion that the Oregon and
Washington wooden ship districts be
lt) erged.
Will Cool, who passed Thanksgiv
ing at his home at Drain, returned
to Roseburg this morning, where he
again resumed his duties at the Sher
iff's office. t '
normal conditions, thus providing
rmnlovment for the many men who
will be released from war Industries.
SULFUR IS PROVING
A FINE
Farmers Using This Com
modity Report Remarkable
Increase in Crop Yield.
THE COST IS NOMINAL
O. A, C. Authorities Recommend Stil-
-- Application leasts for 3 Years,
fur for. Most Field Crops One
' PayB lllg Dividends.- V
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COI
LEGE. CROAVLLIS. Nov 28. Large
shipments at sulfur for fertilizer use
are being brought, into Oregon. It.
ia only recently that soil Investiga
tors have found how importaut sul
fur 1b as a plant food, and aid lo
bacterial activity. The shipments are
a result of. several years of investiga
tion conducted by the State Agricul
tural College ,ut the . central aud
several branch experiments. - The ex
perimental findings have been veri
fied by numerous Hold' trials through
county agents and farm owners.
Sulfur increases crop production
with certain crops and soils for a
value far in excess of the costs. Since
It may bo a plant stimulant its con
tinued use Is best safeguarded by
feeding .the crops on the farm and
returning the manure to the land.
In some'-cases a gain of two or
even three tons of alfalfa were ob
tained -by the use of 80 pounds
flowers of sulfur," says W. L. Pow
ers, head of the soils department at
the college. "Grain crops have shown
20 per cent increase from sulfur fer
tilization." 'i
Increased yields with some crops
have run as high as 500 -per cent in
Southern OreRon trials conducted by
F. C. Reimer, superintendent of .the
branch station at Talent.-
The effects of one application of
flowers of sulfur lasts at least three
years. Sinoe the cost of application
1b $2.00 to $3.00 an acre the yearly
cost, producing a gain of one ton of
alfalfa an acre is but a dollar.
E NUT SHttLS
ARE NEEDED FOR MASKS
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE, CORVALLIS, Nov., 28. An
nouncement that collection of hut
shells for gas masks should be dis
continued, has coino to O. D. Center,
director of extension at the college,
from the gas defense division of the
chemical warfare service, Now York.
Even shipments now collected a lo
cal shipping points, when under 10
tons, are not to be forwarded.
The shells may be used as fuel,
according to instructions received by
Roy G. Cannon, school superinten
dent uf Benton county, who has more
than a ton now on hand. He was
informed from Washington hnt a
ton of shells is equal in fuel value
to a ton of coal. He made-nrmnge-ments
through the Corvnilis Red
Cross to give the collection to those
In need of fuel and unable to buy
all they need. All posters asking Tot
shells should be taken down, and all
boxes and barrels for their collection
and storing should be cleaned out
and removed.
TO SELL OIL ILLEGAL
PORTLAND, Nov. 28. That oil
companies were not justified In their
recent action of refusing to sell gaso
line and distillate to gnragos unless
tho dealer agreed' not to Bell from
6 p. m. to 6 a. m. and on Sundays,
claiming authority from the Fuel Ad
ministration for so doing. Is the
decision rendered by the oil division
of the United States Fuel Admlnl
startlon at Washington, to which
Fuel Administrator Fred J. Holmes
submitted the matter.
N. B. needier, counsel for the oil
division, said in a letter to Mr. Hol
mes, dated November 21.:
"Wo Ihlnk your position Is ontlroly
correct, that In view of the fact that
no order with respect to closing has
been Issued by the fuel administra
tion, distributors were free to comply
with the request of the Federal oil
Director for the Pacific Coast, the Pa
cific Coast Petroleum War 8ervlce
Committee and the Oregon State
Council of National Defense, or not
as they saw fit, and that the oil com
panies were not justified in refusing
to sell to those who failed to comply
witn tne request upon the reprenen-
tation that they were acting under
any directions or the ruel. admini
stration or the Pacific Coast Petro
leum War Service committee.'.
OF SEAS
The Thing Is an Utter Impos
sibility and Altogether
Impractible.
WILSON CHANGES VIEW
Ex-President Roosevelt Reviews the
Facts Connected with tho Pro
, posal Finuodlcd in the Four- '
' teen Pence Proposals,
By THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
(Copyrighted by KenBas City Star,
1918.) -,m.
,., .-.v tn hill a -great
cause is to reduce It to a hard anti
fast formula and insist upon
plication ol the formula without re
gard to ctual existing conditions
it is announced in tho press that the
president is coins to th .peace con
ference .especially to insist, among
nthfir things, on mm. - ,
po?,r dealing with the , so-called
"freedom o i" - ol
CO se'eager y championed by Oer
comae, eiMS"' . nnm.nnv'B spe-
clal position throughout the war. It
try. Jl la uu"B"" - . r
and France and by every a'U -Ger
man In America wno unum. -
SiTls0utte.ly impossible, In view ol
the immense rapidity-of the change
in modern war conditions, to ormu
late abstract policiCB about such mat
" ....,i.t hinckiulen. These
Poncfe umst be actually tested In
England i-.nd the United States have
reversed themselves in this matte
on several different occasions. TMk
is interesting as a mutter o( history
but rrom no innw - -
are honorable and intelligent we will
follow the course ,m inn ihull.
wmcn uuuci DAionuo -
this time seems most likely to work
Justice In the immediate iuiuie.
Germany's position was that Eng
. i.-.. n ..i,rt,t in blockade her
lanu iia-u- uw
so as to cut oit her .supplies from
the outside world, presiaem. w.iu..
. .... nnanta,i thin view and
talked a good deal about the freedom
of the seas. Meanwnim u.iu....,,
through her submarines, began Sn
I A ani,aa nt wholesale
unpreceuemwu
murder on the seas. President WilBon
protested against tins m languiiE"
much more arologotlc and tena-er
than he had used In protesting
against Great Britain blockading
Germany in what was essentially the
.., mmnn in which we blockaded
the south during the civil war,. He
put the dollar above the man ana
Incidentally above the woman and
ii .kiu,.nn ' 14 a nrntnfttfld more
IIIM UllllUlLlt. . -.
vigorously upon the interference with
American goods tnan againsi me tun
ing of American lives.
Thon we finally went to vmr witn
Germany ourselves. We Instantly
adoptod toward! Gcnnnny and toward
ndlulD HlI. Unlliinil nnYCtlV the
position which President Wilson has
been denouncing England tor adopt
ing toward Germany and toward us.
Our action in this case was quite
right, whereas our protest against
England's . action had been entirely
wrong.
. President Wilson now proposes to
accetpt the German view and provide'
a system which, If It had been In
existence in 1914, would) have meant
the inevitable and rapid triumph of
Germany. If this particular one of
ha nmnnl 1J nnl.la Vn, itoan In
treaty form and had beon lived up to
in j.s 1 4, uerniany wouin nave nau
free nccess to the outside world.
aided her to bring economic ,pres-
HurH tu ifvnr iuijuii normally, ami
rinulitlnaR fjprmiinv wnnlii hnvn wnn
an overwhelming, victory within a
coupie or years, rnerorore, Mr. Wil
son's proposal Is that now, when no
l.tm.nH knlnn Ann ...nntnll ...l.nll.nH
Germany will not feel chastened and
morniiy cuangen, we snail taae stepB
which will moan that if the war has
to be fought over again Germany's
triumph will have been secured in
advance, so far as we are able to se
cure it.
All such commons, all merely
acadomfe questions or questions as
to the attitude of America or of Eng
land before the outbreak of the great
war, are Insignificant. Whatever
our views prior to the great war, we
are fools Indeed if we have not
learned the lossons these last - four
and a half terrible years have taught
us.
The freedom of the seas In the
sense used by Germany andl Mr. Wil
son would have meant the enslave-
moiiv wi Minimum iu ui ninny. 11
would have meant that this country
i.uuiu v v,,,D inn. "mini iltt iyiun
prostrate unoer the feet of German
IiiiTauoiD ui u. iiuimmaiiiK peace ny
ransoms heavier than were paid by
nalp-him
No pctrotic American has the
FREE
IS
DM
right to stand quiet and see the pres
sident of the country without any
warrant from tho country try' to
bring upon us such outrageous po
tential disaster as would be implied
In the general International adoption
ot tne so-called "freedom ot the
'WILLOW OKI
THANKSUIIN'VU
Mrs. G. W.- Jones' entertained' a
number of relatives and friends at
her home, "Willow Dell", on Thanks
giving day. , A most delicious dinner
was served. An appropriate program
of music wub rendered!, and a camera
wan then used to obtuin a group ol'
pictures of the happy party, .who de
cided with one nccord that November
28, 1918, was the happiest Thanks
giving day of their experience. The
guestB were, Mr, and Mrs. Isaac Gil
keson, the Misses Vivian, Marie opd
Mabel Gllkeson, Kenneth aud Clar
ence Gllkeson, Mr. and Mrs. T. B.
Ware, Miss Shirley Ware, Darby and
Gordon Ware, Mr. and Mrs. Horace
H. Hogan', Mrs. M. E. Hogan aud
Miss Lutavia Hogan, Mr. Bernard
Dixon and Mr. Howard Jones,
TO
BE
The body of Lloyd Shockley arriv
ed hero from Fort Wordlen, Washing
ton, this morning. - Shockley, who
was hut 20 years of age, died at Fort
Warden Tuesday morning following
an attack of Influenza with compli
cations. The young man had only
been in the service a few days when
he became 111 with the disease. At
times he would seem to improve, but
each improvement was only followed
by another relapse, which finally so
v-eakoncd his constitution, that he
did not n.lly from the last relapse,
which occured the first of this week.
Quoting from the Port Townsend
Leader, in which city the deceased
was well kuown, we have tho follow
ing: Shockley was a likeable, clean
cut 'young fellow who always put the
raitnrui performance of any - duty
above all other considerations. He
was- quiet "and unassuming and was
not particularly -Muay m . making
friends, hut everyone with whom he
becume well acquainted, recognized
his many splendid qualities and could
not help being impressed with his
quiet forcefulness, loyalty and man
liness. A military funeral was given the
deceased! at Fort Worden, and the
burial service here will be held at
Masonic cemetery tomorrow after
noon at 3 o'clock. The young soldier
Is survived by one brother, a lad of
17, who lives with the aged grand
parents a few miles from Rosoburg,
and an uncle, Joseph Shockley, or
thiB city. He was quite well known
by many of the high school students.
LOWER POSTAGE RATE
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. The
Senate Finance Committee has ap
proved the proposed repeal of in
creased postage rates. The mensure
also abolishes the zone Increase on
second-class rates, to become effect
ive on enactment of tho bill. Reduc
tion of first-class rateB would become
effective July 1.
Grant Osborne, who is a membdr
of -the students army training corps
at the Oregon Agricultural College.
Is passing the Thanksgiving holidays
with ills family,
R. W. Nelson, who hns been at
tending to some business matters In
Roseburg for the past few days, re
turned to his home In Portland this
morning.
Elmo Henderson came over from
Corvallls, where he Is attending the
Student's Army Training Corps, to
pass Thanksgiving with fall family
here. .
Oswald! West, ex-governor of the
state of Oregon, passed through
Hoseburg this morning on his way,
east to attend to some private busi
ness matters. During the twenty
minute stay of his train in the city.
Mr. West passed the time greeting
old menus,. .
A dnnl was cloced Wednesday
wJiereoy tne I'linn cooper ranch on
Roberts Creek, consisting of about 70
acres, including a producing pruno
orchard or 12 acres, was sold to Wm
Berdine, of this city, - The considers'
tlon was not stated. The new owner
will take Immediate possession. A
house and lot at' the corner of Lane
and! Flint streets wns turned In as
part payment. Failing health, and
advancing years compelled Mr. Coo
per to let the fine ranch go. The
deal was made by the G, U. Holblg
real estate nrm.
HE
IS NOT INFALLIBLE
Public Made to Believe That
It Was Treason to Criticise
. v; The Executive.
FREESPEECHSAFEGUARD
Unbridled Discussion Of All Pnblio
Questions, Including War Poll,
ctos, Undeniable Right of
American Citizens. :
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. Tho Re
publican Publicity ABociatlon, gave
out the following statement from Its
Washington headquarters:
"Hardly Iobs important than our .
preparations for war will be the work
of putting the country in readiness ,
to resume once more the activities of
peace. In the recent elections tho -
ipoople decreed that the task' shall be
carried on under the direction of the
Republican party. While it Is pos
sible from a point of Numbers for the
Democrats in the Senate and House
to enact the pending bill providing
for the appolntu ent of a Reconstruc
tion committee by the President, it
is not probable that democratic votes
can- be solidified, behind such a meas-
.ure. There are a few Democrats in
each House who io not yield sub
servience to the President and who
have confidence in their own ability
ot their legislative associates to study
and determine upon plans for after
war reconstruction. Tho Weeks re
solution iprovldlng for a Joint -congressional
commutes composed of an
equal number of members of each
of the two political parties will more
likely be adopted. , , y
"Btut even if the partisans of the'
President should prevail and a demo
cratic committee on reconstruction
should be appointed, there would be
little danger of the enactment ol any ,
.unwise, legislation ouch a committoe
might recommend. The Republicans
will assume control, of congress on
March 4th and It is not likely that
much reconstruction will be enacted
before that time. .-...
"In view of the vast Importance of
the reconstruction problems that con
front the nation', it Is particularly
fortunate' that a majority" -'of each
House of the next Congress will bo
Republican ' Under the shrewd ma
nagement of a Reconstruction Com
mission made up of pliant political
henchmen of the' "'Administration,,
masquerading as industrial and eco
nomical experts, supported hv a nuh-
'sorvlont democratic congress, Mr.1
wuBon wouiai nave been able to put
ujiion the statute books legislation
that, In practical effect, would have
provided by law for long-continued
administration of the government hv
Democrats. That has been the inevlt-
auie eirect of much or the legisla
tion enacted, during tho last twu
years. With the record before them
of the unscrupulous political efforts
of Congress, the Republicans have
awaited with trepidation renewed ex
cesses In autocratic legislation, in
preparation for the Democrats attempt-In
1920 to continue in the
White House Mr. Wilson or a man of
his selection.
"But the danger Is now behind us.
Not only will the ReDtibllcans h in
a iposltion, after March 4th,- to stop
further attempts at executive usurpa
tion of "legislative prerogatives, but
tnoy win tie auie to put before tho
President for hlo approval MI1 mi.
culated to undo ntuch of the care-
nuiy prepared! political structure that
the Democrats have built.
"The people discovered that Mr.
Wilson is not infallible. This In
pite of the fact that every effort
has been made to Irnnresn unnn ih.
public that criticism of the Executive
wub iittie snort of treason. They
have been told innt nctR nt tho Daat
dent must be accepted without the
slightest quostlon, else encourage- 1
inmii win oe given the enemy. Doubt
less amazed at his own audacity, the
voter decided to express his convic
tions without regard to directions
from Washington. He has found that
many millions of the Amerlxnn nn.
pie think alike In their estimate of
tho President. The result of the eler-
iiuim wm give courage not only to
tho individual to talk as he thinks
but will stimulate the mresa fn viva
expression to the thoughts that have
nurKBii in tne minds of editors Ifor
many months. Freedom of speech
and unbridled discussion of public
questions in tho montHs to come will
mark the rapid dissolution of tho
hold the Democrats now have inon
the country and will spell an even
more complete defeat for their party
In 1920." .
J. E. McCllntock today received a
letter from his son, John, who Is
stationed at Bordeaux, France, bear
ing the date of November 9th. John
had Just received several letter rroin
Leon, who was on the firing line at
that time, and he said that all of
the fellows in the trenches were wild
ly oxcllcdi over the prospects of no,
early peace, ' ,