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Issued erery Monday by the Free
man .Journal Publishing Company
ifftbiter City, Io^a.
Entered at the Webster City Post*
©Mee as Second CIms Matter.
fke Fnmn and Journal, boa
palters, per year $2.50
fkt Dally Freeiaam.Jonrixal, by
mail per year $5.00
Delivered, In city pir year. $6.00
"The "Roosevelt canal." That sounds
If beer made Milwaukee famous, huts
Merger made it infamous?
President Marshal must be vrry
busy these days, at least he isn't say
lng anything.—Boone News-Republican.
ThankGod from whom all blessings
flow^'-H /V'y v'V 'r
The eollege yell appeal's to be the'
only evidence to support the scientific
theory that the inhabitants of North
America will revert to the aboriginal
A Des'Moines dispatch declares there
are nonactions in the Iowa legislature.
Perhaps not. But how long will it take
to organize factions when a lot of sore
spots are scratched?
I •'UiT of ttie time this wlntni .a a good
iment in favor of
I Thf» law* against profanity is one of
the good laws that is not enforced,
What is more degrading and disgust
ing than for a person to swear fearful
oaths in the presence of his and the
neightior'g children, yet
It appears some of the railroad own
ers aye not anxious that the govern
ment shall hand back the roads. Those
guaranteed dividends look pretty good.
"A bird in band," \f
j.,./ Although Germany seems to have no'
p'j'f1 responsible government, the terms of
i' the armistice are being fairly well com
iiv plied with. There seems to be a nigger
e' somewhere in the woodpile.
If that $100,000,000 be appropriated
lor the relief of Europe, congress ought
to provide that ^the money shall be ex
pended for products 'produced in this
country, as far as practicable.
There is just now a great opportuni
ty for some big man to step into the
Roosevelt shoes and become' leader of
the republican party. It's a man's job,
of course, but there is some man ivho
can do it. Who is he?
apjJekrs so&&tiiirig' a jot/?o rnii^fe
"Germany safe for dein»cracy, or any
^fthlhg" else.' But in tilde'the country
will settle down t» jpetfcej apJ ,1b tbfr
I 1' Jong run will be better off tbiait it wrt
rt'l' !uudti tlif rv.le of'tl»e kaiser.
JV-Sv I- (it ,ij,iii •. 'f'l'i' f,
If the exf ..
"'power in ,G«rmanyy t4ie people of that
'country tti^ht loMl'.for return of
the Hob^izollei^'tribe. The aocialtots
of Russia are demonstrating that there
can be a government just as bad ap Ytat
that of the czar.
Calling bad names is the argument
of the street gamin and the bum. It
is the argument of the man who is long
with his fists and, short witli his
brains. Calling names is a pretty sure
sign of a shortage of material with
which to make good.
•M?: The Chicago Herald-Examiner says
that "Wilson plans a tour of the Fnited
States." Wonder if the H. E. is sure
that it is not the Mrs. who is doing- the
planning? In any invent, the president
and his,wife would receive a royal wel
come from the people everywhere.
hear it
ery day. To use profanity should be
followed by a fine.
Because Germany was a country
where universal military training was
in vogue, those against such training
liere,say that is proof that preparedness
leads to war. But Switzerland also hay
universal military training, which is
proof, we presume, that preparedness
keeps a country out of war.
The country is glad to know that
the illness of Col. E. M. House, one of
our members of the peace conference,
is not serious. One thing that is in
Mr. House's favor is that he is not eter
nally talking. The fellow who talks
too much doesn't have time to think
Of course Norway doesn't want 'em
back and the United States doesn't
want to keep 'em. Well, then, prob
ably it is best to dump them in the mid
dle of the ocean and let them choose
tbeir own country This refers to the
yellow cusses from Norway who with
drew their declarations for citizenship
In this country to escape doing their
duty to the United' .States when we
were at war with !»-nnuny. Norway
has sent word to the government at
^Washington that she doesn't want
them returned to Norway. No country
wants a Blacker. It can be said to the
credit of the large" majority,'of citizens
of Norwegian birth in this country that
very few of them failed to stand by the
land of their adoption when it needed
Now that Gov. Harding has denied
his critics the pleasure of seeing him
oppose national prohibition, tliey will
have to hunt up something else to And
fault about. It is sometimes danger
ous to one's reputation as a prophet to
presume what a political opponent is
going to do when confronted by dome
vital ijuestion.
Dear old Joe Cannon, he of the per
pendicular cigar and haughty mien,
described as "Roosevelt's favorite po
itical enemy," now admits that the col
onel was one of the greatest men Amer
ica or the world ever produced. Of
course he was and Uncle Joe knew it
all the time, but he was mad at Itoose
vell because Roosevelt insisted upon
running for president in 1912'.
France, according to Associated Press
reports, Vwa^ts the question of a league
of nations postponed until other mat
ters of the peace conference are dis
posed of. If France really wants it
that way, that is the way it will be.
A glance at the phiz of "the grand old
tiger" will convince any/ doubting
Thomas of this. When old Clgmen
eeau gets "sot" nothing can change him.
Thank goodness, be is invariably right.
The rumor mongers might at least
let Cdlonel House finish his work at
the peace conference before they list
him with the dead.—Register.
When the Register was in the rumor
inongering business itself anert Col.
Roosevelt, it didn't believe iu "letting
him alone." Only a few Sundays ago
it contained a page write-up witli il
lustrations calculated t6 impress its
readers with tlie idea that Roosevelt
was In his dotage and only au old,
crabbed irresponsible critic.
Miss Elizabeth Huff of Des Moines
is one of a list of twenty suffragists of
the national woman's party arrested
lipre for burning President Wilson's
European speeches on democracy in
front of the White House.—Washington
It is said that Miss Huff is huffy over
ler ar!«M but?filie should 'have -known
better. If she must' bum the presi
dents-speeches, she ought to. burn tliepi
in a.co^k gtpve in her kitchen, if she
[hns if. IrtjchjeiJ, an4 if she has none, sip
op^ht to get one.' That might cure lifr
i».o i*4..iy}hit shefg^einftsto^ate cop-
l'av-ci roads advocates must iiit ?*st
uHeLi tent Things are moving tht-ii'
ifacwl highways. A« .•vooii^* ftaf faraSr-! ...
'**ay aattsfactpiuy and wili kwp on
get readv^ii?MIilw
n° 1
,, ,»,
in that dli^ction If the (food roa4v
fg not k'x ii »r t(j«'
10!9Pi!^5b|r^to^to iuiposa.-tavca
highways upon communities befofe
•liey are ready. Such: a course will
make bitter'Opponents where only in
difference -jiow prevails and might set
the movement back for years. When
the" farmers and taxpayers generally,
who will have to pay for the improve
ments, want them they will be made,
Don't crowd or shove or run, just more
along smoothly and slowly and the re
sults will be all that is desired. It is
somewhat risky to try to cram some
thii'S down the throats of Iowa farmers
before they get ready to take It of tlieir
own free will.
One of the most difficult problems
that will come before the peace confer
ence is tlie settlement of the controver
sy lietweCn Italy and the Jugo-Slavs in
relation to possession of the east shore
of the Adriatic sea. It appears that,
according to a secret treaty promnlgat
*l* between Italy and England and
France in 1015, Italy was to have the
east shore of the sea, then belonging to
Austria, in tlie event of the success of
the allies. But since the negotiation
of that treaty, conditions have changed
and the JHgo-Slavs have set up a new
republic carved out of territory former
ly owned by Austria. Moreover, the
Jugo-Slavs helped the allies in many
ways during the war and always did
all they could to thwart the plans of
the central powers. They need the east
shore of the Adriatic, or a large part of
it, and fhe logic of the situation is that
they should have it. But there 1b the
treaty. Can France and Great Britain
justify its repudiation in the face of
altered conditions? It is a grave prob
Old Clemenceau is called, affection
ately, "The Grand Old Tiger" by the
French people. He is a grand old man
and fights like a tiger for France. He
may be slow in grasping new problems,
due to the tenacity with which he clings
to the lessons of history.
In a recent address liefore the French
deputies lie said: "France was the
country nearest Germany. She suffer
ed and fought. Our men were mown
down. Our towns and villages were
destroyed. America was far away and
took her time to come into the war.
England came at once." It may be im
plied from these observations that Mr.
Clemenceau, while appreciating what
the United States did in the war, is
not enthusiastic over granting this
•J\r .irJ'A
country excessive power at the peace
Yes, "America took her time!" That
is fact that, however unpleasant its
recollection may be, cannot be forgot
ten or Ignored!
There was a league to preserve tlie
balance of power in Europe. It al
most failed and might have' failed had
not this country gone to its aid. Mr.
Clemenceau expressed gratitude at our
late arrival, yet his hearers must have
thought that this country shirked its
duty as long as it was safe to do so.
The implication must be, from what
Clemenceau said and what he left un
said, that the influence of the United
States in the peace conference ought to
be in accordance with the burdens she
bore compared to the burdens imposed
upon all. It is easy to say in partisan
haste that this is unfair. But is it?
What would be the attitude of the peo
ple of this country toward France had
we borne the brunt of the fighting for
almost three years before France saw
her duty and acted?
Rev. John F. Flavin has taken occa
sion to answer an article on Ireland
in the Des Moines Capital and starts
out by saying that the Capital's state
ments are insults to Ireland, the Amer
ican press and the people of Des
Moines. The Freeman-Journal doesn't
know how much truth there is in this
chargie, but it appears from what the
reverend gentleman says himself about
the press that he is not particularly
distressed if the press has been insult
ed. Just hear him:
"England, according to the admis
sion of Lord Northcllffe, expended one
hundred and fifty million dollars in
subsidizing the press in America during
the period of the war. I W9nder what
her bill will be for this insidious anti
Irish propaganda that she is launching
today in America.?-
Rev. Flavin, instead of refuting the
reputed aspersion of Lord Northcliffe
upon the integrity of the American
press, after professing solicitation for
it, inquires: "I wonder what her bill
will be for this insidious anti-Irisli
propaganda that she is launching to
day in America?" -J1...
There may be a few newspapers in
the United States whose opinions can
be bought, but they are mighty few.
Germany tried to bijy before this coun
try became' Involved in war,-but shei
met with rebuffs all along tlio line.
There is entirely too much said for
the good of the country about subsidiz
ing' the press. As ah institution the!
lii-cfg is loyal to tW'interests of'man
kind ntid would not the rights
rtf Ireland for what little „old, compar
a lively speaking, fliight be gathered by
staoh course. Tlie rifrh*s of Ireland
or of Great Britsia nave ptliing to da
witH' the implii atiom of rti /honesty east
o- tiv* preps of the count fv by Rev. John
F. Flavin.
The fight for prohibition has been
long, tedious, sincere and at mtfny times
discouraging, but the forces back of the
movement never for a moment lost faith
or courage, and now the/ see victory
near at hand.
The amendment adopted by congress
and submitted to the states for ratifi
cation provides that prohibition shall
be proclaimed throughout the nation
one year after its ratification by the
necessary number of. state legislatures,
that being thirty-Six. or three-fourths
of the total number of forty-eight. More
than thirty-six states have ratified the
amendment and it is now the organic
law of the nation and needs only stat
utes for its enforcement on and after
tlie date provided for its taking effect.
Of course, there may be. some legal
proceedings instituted to delay opera
tion of the law. The liquor men can be
depended upon to do everything pos
sible to postpone the final dissolution of
old John Barleycorn. They are threat
ening now to bring injunction proceed
ings temporarily restraining the gover
nors, from signing tlie ratification bills
in certain states. They claim that in
Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Nevada,
New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ohio,
Utah, Washington, Missouri and Neb
raska legislative actions can be, under
the law, referred to the people and that
In some of them the people have sixty
days in which to take a referendum
Tlie llqnor men cannot hope to de
feat prohibition, but they hope to delay
it, thereby enabling them to continue
in the business a little longer than if
they placed no barriers In the way.
It is possible that the liquor busi
ness will be outlawed forever on the
first of July next, that being the date
when the special wartime prohibition
takes effect. This law remains in force
until the demobilization of the nation's
armies is completed.
The amendment as passed by con
gress and which has now been ratified
by the necessary number of states pro
Section 1.—After one venr from the
ratification of this article th? manufac
ture, sale or transportation ef intoxi
cating liquors within, the importation
thereof Into, or the exportation there
of from the United States and all ter
ritory subject to the jurisdiction there
of, for beverage purposes, is hereby
I will sell at
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60 Head of Hogs 60
BLOOD CHESTER WHITE BOAR. 20 head of fall pigs. 20 head of stock
hogs, weight about 150 lbs. These hogs are all cholera immune.
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public auction at my farm 2 miles straight south of the Webster City court house on ..
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Commencing at 11 o'clock a. m. the following property:'
Head of Livestock 107
Spain of black geldings, 6 an(J 7 years old, weight 2700. Bay mare. 8 years old, wt 1250. Gray mare/12
years old, wt 1300. Bay gelding 10 years old, wt 1150. Coming 2 year old colt. Black mare four years
old, wt 1300. Dark gray mare 3 years old, wt 1100. Brown mare coming three years old, wt 1350.
Head of Cattle
One pure bred Shqrt Horn cow and heifer calf, with papers. One pure
bred Short Horn bull, with papers. 6 milk cows, some fresh. 3 heifers,
fresh in spring. 3 fcteers coming 2 years old., 2 yearling steers. 8 last
spring calves 5 small-calves.^.
16 Duroc Jersey brood sows, bred to pedigreed boar: Pure bred Duroc Jersey sow and 0' pigs, with papers. 25 fall pigs. These hogs are all
cholera immune.
About 130 pure bred Black Langshan chickens.
MACHINERY:—2 wagons, complete corn planter endgate seeder 14 in. walking plow, new? sulky plowyeight foot cutaway disc 4 section
harrow manure spreader McCormick1 mower McCormlck hay rake corn plow with surface attachment! bob sled hay rack top (buggy 2
sets work liarhess hand corn shelter set single harness tank heater 3 liorse gas engine, new puiup jack stack of straw some tame hay
in ltarn DeLavel cream separator, new barrel churn steel range wood heater hard coal stove and 2700 lbs. liard'coal 10 foot dining table
2 seta, dining chairs bedsteud and springs dresser and-other articles.
TERMS:—'-An sums of $io and under cash. Over that amount a Credit of li months time Will lie given on approved notes tearing 8 per cent
Interest from day of. sale. N6 property to be removed until settled for. .,
As I am going to move to Minnesota I will sell at public sale on the Emil Wurch farm y2 mile south and 1
mile wes^ofjElairsburg, iy2 miles east of Webster City on
Commencing at 11 o'clock sharp the following described property to-wit:
6-Head of Horses and Mules
Black gelding 4 yrs old, wt 1400. Boan gelding 4 yrs old, wt 1400. Black gelding c6ming 3 yrs old, wti
1400. Gray gelding coming 2 yrs old, wt 1200. Span of black mules coming 9 yrs old, wt 2300.
King-Hamilton grain elevator, 40 feet 2 Joliu Deere six shovel corn cultivators, good as new Tower surface cultivator spring wagon break*
ing cart hay rack wt double work harness", 3 hog troughs tank heater hot blast soft coal stove other articles too numerous to mention.
700 btishol of corn iu crib.
TERMS:— ?tt).00 and under cash. Sums over, that a credit of twelve months time will l»e given on approved notes at 8 per cent from date of
sale. Xo property.to be removed until settled for.
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20 head of Shropshire ewes, bred to a pure bred Shropshire ram.
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Head of Cattle 20
6 head of milch cows, part fresh balance fresh in spring. 2 steers comihg 2
yrs old in spring. 2 yearling heifers. 6 last spring calves, 5 heifers and 1
steer. 3 calves about 2 months old. POLLED ANGUS BULL, coming 2
years old in spring.
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