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4 V, 1 *s 1 asr te ivr' i- jf' ?V*' fcs &v— 111 W&& L* 4 V4 feV' &•<• S srf:~: =v£\ M* v0^.-? ,- igg f» v, «v- te.- *1* If r- Cold Facts About The Great Hold-Up Journal And Advocate Again dash On Question Of Robbery Of Public The Journal officially announces that a state of hostilities un doubtedly exists between it and the Advocate. According to certain accusations which the Advocate is industriously circulating, the Journal is guilty of the flagrant and unpardonable crime of examining into some of the facte relating to the Great Hold-Up, otherwise kmown as the eight-hour law. Of course these facts are pub lic, for the railroads make monthly reports of their affairs to the In terstate Commerce Commission. But it seems that whosoever looks into any such report is thereby contam inated and corrupted. The Journal lias drawn upon this source of in formation and therefore, according to the Advocate, it is engaged in fighting the railroads' battle for them and is trying evem to curry favor with Wall Street, It is of course all bosh and non sense. It is the foolishness of child ren. Come out of it, Brother Spen cer. Our merry little quarrel is not going to be settled by personal reflections and abuse. The Journal awards the palm to the Advocate for this particular accomplishment. Suppose, then, that we omit this equalled again. And it has said, andt^0 take It now repeats, that a considerable that confronts them. number of important railways madei less than one per cent on their common stock during the five years preceding 1915. It can name them if you wish. It secured its infor mation just as anyone else might have secured it. Is this treason? Then make what you can of it. Let us make it "tit for tat." The Journal is ready to back up its statement of fact. Can the Ad vocate do likewise? The Advocate has said that "a great many rail roads long ago recognized the eight-hour law ai..d adopted it be fore this matter was ever consid ered by Congress" and also that there are 'several hundred thousand' employees of such railroads. The the details. The Journal knows the ly willing to let the Advocate cor rect its owo blunders. Let us have this one straightened out. If The Journal's statement is true. Its readers may ask just what bear- men, barely able to make ends meet? It actually makes a lot of go up as a result. Yes, the advance in rates ia coming, just as the pres cient intimates and when it comes, it must be general. Here is the 'naked truth in the matter. The Advocate probably has not a person on its entire subscrip tion) list whose cost of living will not be boosted when normal times return to help pay the traiimman's big increase in wages. Then why does the Advocate stand afar off shrieking "Unclean. Unclean," when others tell the truth about the matter? If it is tryirng to di vert its readers' atttention from the "rotten deal" that was handed to them by the administration, theft it is destined to get a rude awak ening. The stand that it wishes to take iuu the matter is of course its own business yet it seems that it might have chosen a better part. phase of the entertainment in the ^yj,y js this? The reason is as future. transparent as air. They have of Wby -not get down to facts in- ficial assurance that "no obstacle of stead? The Journal is NOT misin- law"' will be put in the way of an formed and it is not misrep- increase kii rates when they need resetting the truth. It insists Inn making its stock accusation that the Journal is fighting the railroad's battle, the Advocate dis closes another of its many illusions. Evidently, i.t thinks that the rail roads are still in the fight. But getting down to actual facts, lias a .you© heard a "cheep" from the railroads since the eight-hour law %v is passed? Not a word, of course, an$j that the only rational way- to de- grated that the president has pledg termine the ultimate effect of the jjjg "word of honor as a geiLtie so-called eight-hour law is to look man" into the earnings of the railroads in viding for such increase when it nuormal or average years rather passei_ Then what fight do the than in this year of abnormal pro fits, which has never been equalled before and probably will never be authoritatively that he wiill sign the bill pro- railroaads have with anybody? They are simply out of it. They know where the money is coming from car0 0f question is, Cain the Advocate name some of these numerous railroads this thing?_ Who can tell. The Cold, that are on the eight-hour basis? We wish to know just what roads they are, since there are so many of them. Come along, please, with fic" The facts in the case but it is perfect-. !^ted _p0^vely„^f.,! the Advocate's statement were true, it would mean something in ,, take any action or mot. Who knows connection with the probable eltects of the eight-hour law. The trouble is that it is not true. Hence, this urgent invitation to the Advocate •to correct it. ing it has upon the eight-hour law.|Thi« PIa'"J followed by the ail lu other words, what difference dees ministration in this case. No one it make that, some railroads in nor-, k"°ws whether the surrender was mal years are, like some business, this, for the railroads must keep running air.d the laws may not be confiscatory. But do you think that the weak roads will get this increase in rates an.d the prosperous roads aione? 'We all know better. It isn't done this way. An increase MUST ef fect 841 alike and alll rates must the increase inn wag- You, dear reader, are going to dig up a part of it. Make no mis take about this for it is the exaat truth. You are going to pay a part of it whether you like it or not notwithstanding the fact that you may not be making as much as the trainmen are already getting. Is it right or just that you should be required to pay it? God knows. Mr Wilson doesn't. Neither does Congress for neither was allowed to make any investigation! whatever. They "stood up and delivered"—you—bound and helpless. And the Advocate express es its unqualified approval of the whole miserable affair. Why did the administration do hard fact is that no one knows how serious the tlireateend strike would have been. The trainmen clalmed the' could tie u" a11 traf" P^Kleuts of the roads h€?:i WOU^ able to rut:.! a considerable part of their trains and they backed their judgment by calling off most of the freight embargoes before any one knew whether Congress would then, what would have been the re sult? Where is there a man wise enough to $ay? Oi'.ie way to keep out of trouble is to raise the white flag and sur render before the trouble begins. "pessary or not. Vet by it, a now aud 011 difference. These weaker roads must *'a'l uiost heavily upon the farmers, have an increase in rates when'w'10 originate or receive most of normal timesretura to cover the big the railway freight traffic of the increase in wages. Nothing under country, and who in either case heaven ca«j be more certain than l)ay the trasnportaition charges. No undeserved1 bttrdeiii' was laid up- the public. It is inevitably to one in Washington seems to love the farmer. Later—In a speech delivered since the foregoing was written, the pres ident flatly states that he does not consider the eight-hour day ar bitrable. The Journal will not quarrel with him on this score. But the ques- Boost For Exira, Tlx© Gity Begfixtifixl 30 YEARS OLD EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY. SEPT. 28, 1916 $1.00 PER YEAR tio«i is, Does he mean by this that I a twenty-five per cent increase in wages for the trainmen is mot ar bitrable? For the "eight-hour law" does not establish an eight-hour day at all, but does provide for the increase named in wages. This is the thing that President Wil son forced thru: Congress. An eight-hour day may or may met be fair and just. Farmers do not have iit by a long shot. But if it be just, is this any reason for forcing down our (throats something altogether different? crux of the whole matter. In word®, J10®1®110111'* the president says the eight-hour ^8 day is inot arbitrable. In deeds, he I is went arbitrable. It follows that wages become a mere matter of foroe. Then why not make the price of corni and pork a matter of force, since they rep resent ith-e farmers' labor? Why not. doubled, or even trebled. Why mot: try it? Words are hollow. Let us transmute them into deeds. Others are "feathering their own nests" in these prosperous times. Let us look out for ourselves and let us do it now before others have "hog ged it all". PUBLIC SALES Nate Turner, 7 miles N E of Exi ra on Greeley Center Farm. Wednes day, Oat. 4, 10 o'clock, cleaning up sale. Good free lunch o.' Albert Nelson on the Lawrence Nelson farm. 3 1-4 miles west of Exira 6 miless east of Elk Horn 1 0 Free lunch. 0 one mile north of Exira, two and a half miles west and two miles south of North Branch »n the to Road. Tuesday, October 10. Leaving the farm everything will be sold. Free lunch. Terms one year without interest. WON THE GOLD MEDAL FIRST QUALITY BUTTER High honors were won at the Wa verly, Iowa Buttiermakers Conven tion last wtek, by our townsman, Mr. Chris Petersen, the buttermak er at the Exira Creamery Company's plant. His score was 93 and he was a wadred a CJoltl .Medal on points, this was a fine tribute to a young man for producing such excellent quality of butter. Mr. I'i'terseii is not only a mas ter in his occupation of manufactur er of fancy butter, but lie enjoys tile happy faculty of pleasing his patrons and making the business pay his employers. The establishment known as the Exira Creamery. THE Ml LODGE OFF Ml The Yeoman'Lodge effected an or ganization her,e last spring and ear ly summer and have been In a pros perous condition since. But, the dark angel visited the •membership, and erased from Its roll the fair name of one of its This is thei'most popular members, Miss Viola a matter aKecWorLate has said that a twenty-five per Policy the organization for $2000 cent increase in wages, which lays I Payable at her death to her par an additional burden upon all of us,! 6nts- brajted their ing the farm, everything goes. Free 19®®. Mrs Wolf died the 13th day lunch. March 1911 and from that date Thue Kyndesen. Going to Den- daughter Mrs Soren Madsen of Ex mark. Closimg out everything, seven t''a. where he died from apoploxy, •miles southeast of Exira, six mdles a^ter east of Brayton, eight miles north- day September, 1916. His west of Anita. Monday, October 2 a«e will now he Gold Menial of thoughtful and duty, she took out a All will remember of her death several weeks ago in am automo which occured near bile accident, Amiba. Recently William Spoo, the clerk of the Lodge received a draft to In another column, the Jounmal liquidate the Policy held by Mr and submits a plan by which the pric- •Mrs °8Car Joh.rson amounting, to price of pork to twenty cents per es of corn and hogs in Iowa imay be. $1474.86 by tlle 001 River to River Road. Thursday, Avoca, Chris and Welberg of Ex Oc/t. 5, 1916, 10 o'clock. Free lunch ira, Mrs Chas. Jensen of Atlantic Carl A Rasmussen. 1-2 mile east, Soren Madsen of Exira and Mrs 2 north of Exira on old Frank Beers farm. Friday, Sept 29: Free lunch,• partook in the German-Danish War sale immediately after. in 1864, emigrated to S America in 1883 and came with his family Carl A. Rasmussen half mile east! t.0 Audubon Co., Iowa First they a :d two miles north of Exira. On resided on a farm until 1902 then the old Frank Beers place. Tomor- moved to Exira where they cele row, Friday, September 29. Leav-: being t'he amount earned pound golden wedding in Mr Wolf made his home with his a fewi hours suffering, the 83 'ears' 8 leave3 t( and 23 days mourn his departune five daughters, three sons, .thirty Jake Wahlert Jr. seven miles east' grandchildren and 7 greatgrand children. Funeral services were held in the Danish Lutheran church, Tues day at -:30 M, conducted by the Rev Rasmussien. The interment was made in Exira Cemetery. A large number of relatives and friends attended the last sad rites of this good, kind and inoffensive old gentleman. He will be greatly missed by our townspeople. His example, that was always for good, should be emulated by the living. (Alii) OF THANKS We desire to express our sincere thanks for assistance, kind sympa thy aud the beautiful flowers sent during our late bereavement. Also to those who furnished the music. J. VaiuleBrake and family future. were afternoon visitors Sunday Mr Cliristensen has for many years with her parents, B. Cliristensen hot eastern holdings of Iowa land and wifo in Brayton. an'd fitted the estates into smaller farms and improved tthem for farm- Mr. and Mrs Arthur VanAernam ers who could awn handle the larg left last week on a two week's er tracts. visit with numerous relatives in These farms he has disposed of South Dakota. Miss Mary Basham, to men of integrity auU lie has who has been staying with her sis- put many on the road to prosperity ter, turned to her home in Exira that otherwise would be renting, until their return home. I Write hign. for catalogue. Children and families of the late Peter Wolf. Chris lloover made trip to Anita, Sunday. a business PETE THE •Mr N Christesen formerly of Kxira but now of Atlantic will hold a sale of farm lauds iiw Adair aud Adams Countty in the near FARMERS MUST UNITE TO DEMAND RIGHTS Journal Launches New Plan To Raise The Price Of Corn And Hogs P°licy to the time of Miss Briefly the plan is for every farm Johnson's death. MR. PETER WOLF PASSED AWAY Peter Peterst?,ii Wolf was born the 1st of January, 1S33 in Alslec par ish of Hojst North Slesvick, being the son of Mr and Mrs Jens Peter Wolf. He was baptised and confirm ed in tli© Ev 1-utli church in which church he was a member until his death. On July 2, 1S59 lie., married Anile Margrete Petersen and to that union eight children were born, who all survive him. Mrs Thilde Hansen of Elk Horn, Jens of Mrs Mose Knudsen of Exira, Mrs 01uf Jensen of Audubon. Mr Wolf It must have occurred to readers of the Journal that there should be some means by which, farmers coulfd secure by force or otherwise more money for their products, just as the trainmen have recently secur ed more money for their labor. The Journal believes it has fouind a practicable means of doing this and it is asking its subscribers to join during the coming week in a concerted effort w.hieh it believes will raise the price of car,a in Iowa to two dollars per bushel an'd the er to write a letter to the presi dent of the United States demanding the prices earned and asking that a law be passed to this effect within fifteen days. The two-fold threat should be made that unless such a law is passed without delay, all food products will be taken off the market, so that the folks in tl big cities shall all starve, and also that the writers will vote the republican or some other ticket at the comiuig election. Also the writers should ab solutely refuse to arbitrate the mat ter of prices, lu writing this letter, •the form below should be used: TO THE DEMOCRATIC ADMINIS 1 TRATION OFPIC1A/LS Washing to .', 1). C. Gentlemen: I hereby demand the immediate passage of a law, making the legal price of corn in Iowa two dollars a bushel and the legal price of pork twenty dollars per hundredweight. This law must be enacted within fifteen days from the date hereof, which allows or.e week for re-con vening congress and one week for the enactment of the law in ques tion. Unless such a law shall have been legally passed within the time limit :.amed, then I shall use my best endeavors :to have all corn, pork and other farm produce of ev ery kind taken off the market, even though it should mean that "ba bies in the cities should die for want of milk", that thousands of laborers in 'the factories should starve, and that 'the business of the nation should be paralyzed be cause all people engaged in trans portation are unable to secure food. Moreover, unless such a law is enacted as demanded I shall refuse to vote the democratic ticket aud shall use every effort to induce my acquaintances to do so. I absolutely refuse to arbitrate the matter of prices. Th above terms must be com plied with in the time stated, or you may expect u:e to take part in a concerted effort to cut off the food supply of the nation. Respectfully yours, (Signed) Dated 1916. The Journal invites every farmer to write the above letter, but to send it directly to the Journal of fice instead of to Washington. Then when the number has become large enough to be impressive, all will be forwarded at once to the White House, where it will undoubtedly create great consternation and with in twenty-four hours, we shall prob ably see such a hurried calling to gether of congress as has not been witv.-cssed in a generation. In a matter of this kind, of course, blnffii is an importtant part of the same. Hut since, Mr Carra.' za, of Mexico, has succeeded so well with it on so many occasions anil since the admi: istration was so frightened that it fell all over it self trying to pass laws quickly enough to suit the trainmem when they worked the same game, the Journal believes that this Letter coming from so many farmers cati* not but have the same effect. In fact, the threats which it contains are as bad or even worse than those made by the trainmen as all can see and when we remember that .there are three times as many farmers as trainmem' in the United States, there is every reason to expect that the record-breaking time in which the eight-hour law waa passed will even be beatemi in this case. Indeed, the Journal will be very much disappointed if the law demanded, which by the way will meau several million do 111 are to the farmers of Audubon. County, is not on the statute books withiou ten days from the time that the let ters are forwards to Washington. All Journal readers are urgently invited to make this their first bus iness during the coming week. IIIM ClIIB EMEU Ml HUH Thursday Club met at the home of Mrs E Wilson with Mrs Lance lot as hostess. Current Events were givaa and discussed. A very interesting paper "A Short History of Ireland arad Its Present Condition" was read by Mrs Lancelot. Mrs Gault gave, aa instructive reading, Describing the Queeiii's visit to Ireland in 1900. The Greatest Poem of the Tenth Century, recited by Mrs. Williams, was appreciated by all. Roll Call was answered by "Quo tations from Irish Authors. Club adjourned for social hour, and a very nourishing luncheon was served by the hostess' daughters, Mrs Wilso..', Spoo and Egbert. E. J. TO Mr. and Mrs E Freeman left here for Long Beacih California, last Monday, where they expect to re main indefinitely. As old agje- is creeping upon them (Bert was 76 last Tuesday) they find the aches and pains incicjent thereto accumu lating and having tried the exu berance of the Pacific coast last win te^r and found it so congenial to their health, they determined to return to California on a Occur rence after they cam© back last spring. As the season, advances tl^ei trouble seems to come again so they have decided to ta}|r» up their permanent home there. They live about t\\| uty-five feet above the Pacific ocean and enjoy the pur/| air that comes from it every minut'te' of day or night. May they live long is the wish of all of Audubon County where they have lived honorabl|d lives for fif ty years. NOTICE TO WATER USERS In conformity with Govenor Clarke's Proclamation in this issue 1 desire and admonish you all to spare tile water now at your com mand for fear of a conjugation. Our supply in case of a serious lire would soon be exhausted and the loss might be very heavy. To conserve now what is ordinar illy wasted should be the duty of ev ery citizen of Exira. We thank you for your response to a siniiliar request from this of fice during the droughty period this summer which helped the supply of the city very materially. We are hurrying the well mew and they are down seventy feet at this writing—Saturday—and prospects are fair for a good well. We are .de termined to find water and desire your co-operation. O Hu'.: t, Mayor. Rev 11 Beveridge, of Wood word, evangelist, gave a sermon at the M. li church Sunday He is holding meeting at the Hamlin, church this week. A birthday surprise party was held on Mrs. Sturgeon at the A A Seibert home last Friday evening. The Ladies Aid Society of tha Congregational' Church and the lady members cf he church were present to help her celebrate. Everyone pneseut had a delightful time.