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•v. —I' 5- **Y p*" 1, w It v t\ 4. 7 ••$» w Standard Oil Co. 11 Hi A The Case of Mr. Eugene P. Debs cannot be said that latitude has ever been denied Eugene Debs or men of his class, temperament, and ten dencies in the United States. The reverse of this would be the truth. Latitude has been allowed them, some times in opposition to popular sen timent, and frequently in opposition to the expressed judgement of repre sentatives of the most conservative opinion of the country. But as things have worked out, the wide scope, and even the license, allowed them have, in almost every instance, resulted* in in their final undoing. Eugene Debs haa been borne with patiently for many years, notwithstanding his numerous provocations of the law. A man of more than ordinary intelli gence, endowed with those natural Kifts which make for leadership, his opportunities for promoting under standing and good feeling between the two great industrial factors of the nation, capital and labor, have been very great. On the whole he has mis used these opportunities. He had only to look over the past to see where his course, if long pur- Company has played in making the American the best educated man in the world? Have you ever tfioug lit IJOW the Standard Oil Company feas increased property values? Have you thought to what ex* tent the Standard Oil Company has increased crop production? Have you thought to what ex tent Standard Oil Company efficiency has added to your pleasures and assisted you in the expansion of your business? Do you know what the Standard I Company has done to alle- in opposition to what the American a thought entertained by the great public regards, in the last analysis, as its vital interests. Unmindful of what a community may do in its wrath, for getful of what Chicago had done, a few years before, to people who had held his views and tried to give them the force of action, he tempted, he tempted popular indignation, in the section of which that city is the cen ter, in 1894, and escaped with a prison sentence. He was treated then with remarkable leniency, for there have Redwood County Farms I AM SELLING ALL MY FARMS* THINK AND ACT BUY A FARM AT HOME. $10.00 an sere and 15 years time on balance. Nothing to pay on principle for 15 years but you may pay part at any time if you so wish. The question arises in your mind, "Am I able to handle a farm with my present capital or shall I wait until I am able to pay all c?sh for a farm" In answer we will say that if you will look back won will see that the most prosperous and successful farmers in older sections are men who bought a good farm at a fair price on good terms and with earnest effort and determination, they made good, paid for their farms and are now enjoying the results. They did not wait to pay all casn, otherwise the advance in price of good land would have more than off set their yearly savings. You will notice that no great business was ever built up without mere or less debt. A man should not put all of his available cash as a first payment into a farm. He and his family have to live until he begins to get proceeds frpm the farm and this living has to be paid for. A man dislikes to damage his credit, but a man's credit is al ways good when he has an interest in a good farm. These things should be taken into consideration. But if you have pluck with the determination to work and win out you are taking no chances. THERE IS NO QUESTION WHERE YOU SHOULD BUY TOUR LAND AND FROM WHOM. IN ANSWER. REDWOOD COUNTY AND CRIMMINS LAND COMPANY. At the end of 15 years land will be $300.00 an acre. Ton say, "Why don't you keep it and get the increase in value." In answer, the man on the farm ought to own it. He will keep it clean and keep up buildings and this can not be done renting from one year at a time. You get the increase and I am better off with the interest. When land 100 miles south of Redwood County was selling for |100.00 it was thought people were craay but now it* worth $300.00 Come in and lets talk this over Office in rear Philbricks Store Bank Building. 1 1 4,'" k v li' ,T ». 5 v (Indiana) sued would lead him. Others like him .fee^f, who would not be warned in time, confirming the action of had paid the penalty of going too far. '«r s v 4 Bo you! or 3o you not, Believe it to be afiinstitiition which has performed its function of public servant in a manner satisfactory to the world at large, and beneficiaJLto every individual in Is your belief based upon experience, impression, or indiffer ence, or have you given the subject any thought? Has it ever occured to yen just what part the Standard Oil always been some people ready to ex cuse and overlook his excesses, and these have been influential. Eugene Debs should have been most grateful to society, most grateful to the na tion, for both had been exceptionally considerate of him. If he was at any time mindful of his obligations to eith er, he evidently made it a point to conceal that fact. When the country against which he could have had no just reason for com plaint found itself involved in war, Eugene Debs, instead of taking advan tage of the opportunity to prove him self at last* worthy of the immuni ties and privileges which were granted him through its institutions and un der its laws, employed the means with in his power to embarrass, hinder, and obstruct the nation. The result was that, in due time, he found him self indicted, convicted, and sentenc ed to ten years' imprisonment, under the Espionage Act. In his trial he undertook to defend himself by claim ing the right of free speech, apparent ly forgetting that this was one of the rights for which he should have been thankful to the republic for his own and for humanity's sake, and one of the rights which, as a professed friend of the downtrodden, he should have de fended rather than abused, Justice Holmes, who spoke for the whole Sup reme Court of the United States, a few days ago, in handing down a decision the lower court in the case, happily expressed mass of the American people when he, said, in reply to the Debs plea: "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting 'Fire!' in a theater and causing a panic." There can be no question as to the guilt of Eugene Debs. He not only ad mitted it in court, but boasted of it. Addressing the jury, he said: "I have been accused of obstructing the war. I admit it. Gentlemen, I abhor war. _i hV- 5 sX-. "'J '•j4f THE REDWOOD GAZE 5 ,. It is the ambition of the Standard Oil "Company of Indiana, that you shall |have a distinct pride in it, as an exam ple of how American brains and Amer ican efficiency, in a highly specialized branch of industry has led the world, not only in production, but in prac tical usefulness. You will have a full measure of such pride when you know the ideals, the ethics, and standards of integrity that dictate its policies. To this end the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, through the medium of this newspaper, will present a different phase of its business each week. When you have read these advertise ments you will know all about the Standard Oil Company. 910 S. Michigan Ave., Ill 4'With The High Cost of Belfry Bats (From Fargo Forum.) For the first year's experiment in state socialism, the taxpayers of North Dakota will face an increase of 500 per cent in their state taxes That is just a beginning. Does it sound incredible? The taxes for state purposes are in creased from $2,500,000 to $15,000, 000. Total taxes for all purposes col lected in North Dakota during the coming year will be about $50 per capita or $250 for a family of five. That is only the direct cost for the first year and the figures do not al low for any unprofitable ventures. The indirect cause includes an in crease in the bonded indebtedness of the state which may amount to $20, 000,000 or perhaps more. In addition we have kissed good by to our school fund of $60,000,000. And you, Mr. Workingman, who own your own home, remember that our "friend" Mr. Townley, says you ave no right to own a home costing more than $2,500. If you do you will suffer, while the farmer may own a home and barns worth any amount and not pay a nickle in taxes on these "improvements." Also you, Mr. Workingman, if yon do not own your own home, don't think you will escape. You will pay the increased taxes in increased rent. And you, Mr. Farmer, remember that land will no longer be sold for taxes. It will revert to the state. I half a dozen farmers in your town ship have a crop failure and are un able to pay tremendous new taxes, you will have to pay the added bur den of local taxes caused by their failure. The more farmers who fail to pay their taxes, the better your "friend" Mr. Townley, will be pleased for it hastens the day when the stat4 will own all the land, and his socialis tic dream will eome true. He isn't going to do anything so expensive as to buy your land from you. He is merely going to tax it out of your hands. And his gang ont at Bismark won't even let you vote on the question. When you thought you were tying the hands of "big business" you were ty ing ydur own hands and with a fwo thirds majority in the let mature, it *»--T'*T 1 -3J I S v ••W-1 it? I would oppose it if I stood alone." This statement, considering the circum|Time stances, was tantamount to a confes sion of treason. An attempt has been made to confuse the issue. In some quarters the connec tion of Eugene Deb£ with socialism, and the fact that he was preaching so cialism when the objectionable lan guage was used, are points that have been urged to mitigate the offense. Re ferring to these things generally, and particularly to socialism, the court said: that we have nothing to do, but if a part of the manifest in tent of the more general utterances was to encourage those present to ob struct the recruiting service, and if in passages such encouragement was di rectly given, the immunity of the gen eral theme may not be enough to pro tect the speech." Eugene Debs knew very well what he was saying. He also was entirely familiar with the nation's situation. He could not have failed to realize that its institutions were imperiled. He was no inexperienced emotionalist. Hi raised his voice against the nation's in terest deliberately at a crucial mo ment. The present attitude of ele ments of the population which shared his views during the war renders it ex pedient that the law shall no longer temporize with those who would defy its authority. —Christian Science Mon itor. is virtually impossible to get a refer endum, We are sailing a* aaehartered and stormy sea with a drunken eaptain at the helm—drank with power and the sense of his importance. If we go on the rocks there is no satisfac tion in knowing that the men who chose him captain will go under with us. We must sink or swim together. mmf 9 MICKIE SAYS- VP YOU'VE FOUND A $\0 6IU., \-osf vooa. PET BVJU.DOQ, TO eov UB6RTV BONO "to £EU- "THE FAtAiCV FUV visa, 'TAKE chance ON O^FT LL'L. WFTN-F FCOS. TME1 oon'1 core WAB.OL* AN^THIN AM' «o-f PEP, This Paper I Stops— When Your Is Up. Watch your Label YERY SIMPLE To be a successful newspaper man calls for a variety of talents, at least that is the opinioa of the editor of the Aurora (Neb.) Saa, whe gives tke following definition of what it takes to make such a being. "An all around aewspaper man should be able to write a poem, weigh corn, discuss the tariff, umpire a ball game, preach the gespel, beat a law- V V V V V V V V V 8 V V v V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V •J V $ A OR V/TVN'T 1 $ 3 STREET CURATE GRAPHS. jfcddreas Cerreepondenee To: ROBERT MCKEE. Car® ef McAlister '-Si. sk®. k y-n- Fails. WITH THE COLORS TENTS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS: HISTORY OF JUNIOR RED CROSS. COMPLET! HISTORY DESCRIPTIONS DEPICTING THE WOOD COUNTY BORE THE GREAT WAR. I ,* PUBLICATION OF RECORDS AND EXPENSE AND CARRY NO OBLIGATION. tr rkD IX \J Jx iJ SATUR AND CIVILIAN ACTIVITIES UNDEB THE ABOVE TITLE WE WILL PUBLISH A HISTORY. EVERY MILITARY AM) CIVILIAN ACTIVITY 1»17 TO 1919 WILL BE INCLUDED. A I will sell a carload of Work orses and Brood at Public Auction in F. E. PATTON, Auctioneer yer, report a wedding, saw wood, des scribe a fire, make one dollar do the 'work of two, shine at a soiree abuse the liquor habit, test whiskey, sub scribe to charity, go without meals at tack free silver, defend bimetalism sneer at snobbery, wear diamonds, in vent advertisements, overlook scan dal, praise prize babies, delight pumpkin raisers, administer to the afflicted, heal the disgruntled, fight to the finish, set type, mould opinions sweep the office, move the world ecorn the flesh and the devil, be evrything feel everything, see everything on this footstool at a small salary and sap port a family." $ A neighboring exchange says it's all easy but the last three words Same here! AEROPLANES WILL HELP Squardrona of aeroplanes in bat tle formations will fly over the Ninth District during the Victory Loan Campaign that opens April 21, Chair man A. R. Rogers of the Ninth Dis trict War Loan Organization an nounced last Monday. The plans that he unfolded includa the most elaborate aeronautical pro gram ever attempted in America and will result in the coming to the north west of men who carried the fight to Fritz in the clouds over French bat tlefields. BRIEF OUTLINE PICTURES AND RECORD OF EVERY BOT CALLED TO SERVE THB COLORS. HISTORY OF REDWOOD COUNTY CHAPTER RED CROSS, ITS AUXILIARIES AND BRANCHES, WORK IT HAS ACCOMPLISHED PIC TURES OF ITS OFFICERS. AND ENTRAINING SCENES OF BOY» GOING AWAT. AND DEDICATION OF SERVICE FLAGS. PATRIOTIC PICTURES OF THE TEXT WILL COVER EVERY ACTIVITY OF EVERY DRIVE, IAL SERVICES, WORK OF THE DRAFT BOARD, OMPLETB AND AC TOTS WORK WTTL ENTAIL A COST OF SEVERAL THOUS ANDS DOLLARS AND WE DONT WANT IT TO GO WITHOUT YOUR SOLDIER OR SAILOR BOY. IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY SENT SUCH A PICTURE, DO SO AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE MOMENT. GOOD KODAK PICTURES CAN BE USED IF YOU HAVE NO PHOTO Redwood County In The World War. iAti. iLiA*. i As a starter, the War Department will send to this district a squardron of American and German planes, tha latter captured during the war. Fa mous aces will fly the machines and they will simulate actual aerial fighting in all the cities they visit. In conjunction with the "Flying Cir cus", the Ninth District has a com prehensive program of ite own thit embraces the use of all famous fly ers of this diatrict. In each etate, will be selected the men who have made the best records on the other side and they will be asked to drive the battle planes that will be sent here. Twenty-thre# ef the overseas men have volunteered their services to date aad they hare premised to get enougfe. more men to fly all the planes the Vic tory Liberty Loan Committee can se cure. "Ths example of these young men is the most stimulating feature of ths campaign, "said Chairman R' ers today. "Instead of coming he and resting on their laurels they su eager and anxious to do all in their power to 'Finish the Job' right. Those of us who think we have done all we could in buying bonds, and wont to quit now had better think of these young chaps who risked their lives, killed the enemies of their countries. After all they have done, they are ready now to start all ever again. OF THE TEARS OF THE CON HOM1 GUARD*. PKOGEAMS, MEMOR PROUD PART THAT RED PICTURES WILL BE FREE OF A PICTURE OF Can McAlister of McAlister Hotel will call for pictures er yo« can leave same in his care at Hotel.