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Paid Advertisement Paid Advertisement Paid Advertisement Paid Advertisement Paid Advertisement Keep the State Clean of Socialism and I. W. W. Until They will Take Care of it the Boys Come Home. Then.— Frank & Gooding. he as is A Plain Talk to the Farm ers of Idaho: Mr. Farmer, this article is written to you. Will you be kind enough to read these lines? In all that I have said against the leaders of the Nonpartisan league in Idaho, there never has been a time when I have had a thought that the farmers of Ida ho were disloyal because I know that is not true. I am making your fight, as no man ever fought in Idaho before, in exposing the greatest criminal organization America has ever known. It is not strange that you did not understand Townley and Townleyism, and the Socialism that they stand for because no newspaper with one or two exceptions in this State has ever attempted to tell you the truth about the leaders of the Non partisan league. It is not strange that you should join an or ganization that you believed was for the betterment of the far mers, because it is true that there are some things that are wrong in Idaho that must be and will be made right. In most cases professionally trained men have been sent to your com munities—men who are professional salesmen—and that they have deceived a large number of the best farmers of the state will agree. Even Roosevelt tells us that for a time he thought the movement a good one. FARMERS SHOULD ORGANIZE. • Everyone will agree that the farmers should organize, that it is essential for them to have organizations, but few will agree that we need such leaders for the farmers as Townley, LeSeuer, McKaig and Scholtz, who have forced themselves to the head of the farmers ' organization in this state. Mr. Farmer, I have looked up the platforms of both political parties in Idaho and the laws passed by our legislatures for a number of years. I find there has never been a single pledge made to the farmers by either the Republican or Democratic party that has not been kept. You have never asked for any thing of either one of the two parties in Idaho that has not been given you. More than half of the senators and representatives that have served this state for a number of years have been far mers or men who own land and cultivate the soil. There never will be a time in Idaho in my judgment when the agricultural interests in this state cannot pass such legislation as is neces sary for the welfare of the great agricultural interests of the state. Everyone of our adjoining state, Mr. Farmer, has repudiated the leaders of the Nonpartisan league. The National Granges has repudiated them; the granges of Washington and Oregon, and the farmers organizations of Utah have repudiated the leaders of the Nonpartisan league. In those states the news papers have come to the rescue of the farmers and a campaign of education and exposure has been on for some time. If we hud had such a campaign in Idaho hundreds of thousands of dollars would have been saved to the farmers of this state, and the enemies of good government would not have got a foothold here. The campaign I am waging today is a campaign of edu cation. I have forgotten all about the senatorship. I have fought these enemies of our government before, and I know that unless they are exposed they will destroy the state and destroy its citizenship. I HAVE TOLD THE TEDTH, All that I have said about the leaders of the Nonpartisan league are truths—- proven truths all the way through, and they cannot be denied, Mr. Farmer, I am making vour fight now. I have always made your fight, I have always fought against excessive railroad rates in this state. I have told you many times that you paid the highest freight rates of any farmers in the world. THIS IS TRUE AND I EXPECT TO CONTINUE MY FIGHT UNTIL YOU HAVE BETTER RAILROAD RATES. Y(>H ARE ENTITLED TO JUST AS GOOD RAIL ROAD RATES PER MILE AS OTHER FARMERS IN THE UNITED STATES ENJOY. NO TIME FOR CLASS FEELING. We have an embargo on wheat at the present time. It is not strange. It is impossible for the railroads to handle the great crops of this country in a few weeks. The railroad men are straining every effort within them to handle the agricultural crops and the war essentials that must be given first consid eration. Mr. Farmer, there never was a time when this country needed calm clear thinkers, without prejudice, as it does to day. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO ARRAY ONE CLASS AGAINST ANOTHER. It is going to take the best brains in the land to guide this countrv through the critical times that will come after the war. ' We know that we are going to win a great victory on the battle fields of Europe, and that we are going to to bring back | peace to the world, but God only knows what the future will bring to this country unless prejudice can be laid aside and we all work together, trying to hold up the country from panic and | disaster that will surely follow to this nation if Townleyism is j to prevail. I know of no class that will suffer more than the farmers. YOU ARE FORCED TO PRODUCE AT A HIGH, COST AT THE PRESENT TIME; IF YOUR PRODUCTS | MUST GO ON A BROKEN MARKET, GOD PITY YOU. TUTS iS A TIME FOR CALM THINKING MEN—NOT FOR MEN WHO WOULD TEAR DOWN AND DESTROY THE GOV ERNMENT ITSELF TO TAKE CONTROL. Again I want to -ay it is not strange that you hae been deceived, because no one has told you the truth, but I am telling you the truth now. For God's sake, stop and think before it is too late! Roosevelt brands Townley and LeSeuer and their agents as being as dangerous to America as Lenine and Trotsky to Rus -ia. I cannot find language to express my* contempt for the who would say that ex-president Roosevelt is disloyal. man in go not That one utterance of McKaig and Scholtz should be enough for every good loyal American citizen, regardless of what party he belongs to, to brand these men as dangerous enemies to a free government. I AM GOING TO KEEP UP MY FIGHT, MR. FARMER, UNTIL THE END; AND WHEN I AM THROUGH, THE HUNDRED PER CENT AMERICAN CLUB THAT HAS BEEN ORGANIZED IN IDAHO WILL CONTINUE THIS FIGHT UNTIL TOWNLEY AND LÈ SEUER AND McKAIG AND SCHOLTZ NO LONGER HAVE A VOICE IN IDAHO EXCEPT WITH SOCIALISTS AND I. W. W.'S. I know a' few socialists in this state for whom I have a very high regard as men. They do not believe in Socialism as preached by Townley, Kate O'Hara, LeSeuer and Bill Haywood. They do not beleive in direct action as do these men. They have a beau tiful dream and believe the world can be made better by their kind of socialism. Call back to your memory the things I have said about the leaders of the Nonpartisan league. THEY HAVE NOT DE NIED ONE WORD. They have tried to deny that Arthur Le Seuer is their secretary. He is not only their secretary, but he is their executive secretary. They boast that he is their legal adviser. They tell you that he is a great lawyer. I am fightig for the best interests of Idaho and the boys in the trenches and upon the high seas, and their mothers, their fathers, their wives and their sweethearts. I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT THE LOYAL FARMERS OF IDAHO WILL GO TO THE POLLS ON THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER AND VOTE TO BANISH TOWNLEY AND HIS AGENTS FROM THE FAIR STATE OF IDAHO. Bill Hay wood is but a child compared with Townley and LeSeuer. In his coarse, brutal, blunt way, he continued even after the es pionage law was passed, but Townley and LeSeuer cunningly changed their tactics. Instead of assaulting the president they are telling the people what a great man he is. Do you believe them? They have no more respect for President Wilson today than they had before the law was passed. They are the same Townley, and the same Arthur LeSeuer. If you will but hear me, I know you will cast out a man who would destroy your state. You need not be ashamed if you have given Townley sixteen dollars. His stunts have fooled many an honest man. The pity is that they have already destroyed some good men and women by injecting into their minds anarchy, treason and rebellion. I am not appealing to those who believe Roosevelt is dis loyal and his speeches camouflage. I am talking to the honest farmer of Idaho. I believe that ninety-five per cent of the far of Idaho are as true and loyal citizens as can be found ; I I ! . mers anywhere in the world. FRANK R. GOODING. WHAT I STAND FOR TO THE PEOPLE OF IDAHO: If I am elected to represent Idaho in the United States senate, President Wilson will have no better supporter in his war measures than myself. The man who would not support President Wilson in his war measures woidd not support the boys in the trenches or the boys who are serving their country on the high seas. Such a man to my mind, would he a traitor. I will fight for lower freight rates for Idaho. The present rates are unjustly high. I have been fighting them for a long time and will continue the contest on the floor of the senate. I stand for a safe and sane government in nation and state—no socialism, no I. W. W., no Nonpartisan league leadership. I stand for the industries of Idaho and for the highest possible development of our state. As a United States senator, I will be in a position to more potentially make fight for the extension of irriga tion projects and the opening up of new tracts of land under irrigation, which will result in attracting more people and more capital to our state and providing homes for returning soldiers. , i j ! I Dq CCI n T PlfTllP T PCl rl dl llodli L/CdU" p n t ov Dn "irprc I in & æ GClll A . . ^^ ® I as ^ *be people of Idaho to bear in mind that Townley and the others of the Nonpartisan league "Big Five", who rule j North Dakota, pay an average of only 73c each in taxes. These | a ™ the same men who want to rule Idaho and spend your tax ; raoney. . ^ 1 There is no longer any reason tor any farmer or any other | citizen of Idaho to be deceived by these outsiders. They have is j been shown up in their true colors, both in and out of the V-utils, and thpy have not answered a single charge. i Any who may have been deceived by them can afford to be | equally as courageous and manful.as Roosevelt has been. Even be admits they fooled him for a time, but when he found them out hp repudiated them. to as j I President Wilson Will Not Stand for Actions of False Officials In Idaho When He Knows the Truth Every Federal official holding a position of ary consequence in Boise, is aligned with He Nonpartisan league. There is a reason for this. Under the rule at Washington, their appoint ment and retention is solely up to the only present Democratic member of congress from Idaho—Senator Nugent. Horace Mann, self-confessed Socialist, I. W. W. and ßolsho-* vik, arrested and held for trial for sedition, was permitted to go at large by United States Marshal, Roy Jones, although the United States Commissioner advised him that his bond had not been approved and that Mann was to be taken into custody. United States Attorney McClear has told people in Boise there was a frame-up against Mann," and it is all d ness," thereby showing his sympathy. Mann's confession it self, and the affidavits of many reputable citizens of Idaho show that Mann was arrested solely because of his treasonable utterances and actions. Why was he allowed to run at large? Why is the United States District Attorney or Idaho interested in this traitor? John Smead, Deputy United States District Attorney for Idaho, was insulting in his manner toward government wit nesses in the Mann case, including M. Cramblett, whose son, Frank, gave his life for his country in France. Smead talked about politics. Great God! What manner of man is it who will mix politics in such a case as that. There will be a day of reckoning when I take my seat in the United States senate, if not before. I will demand an investi gation of these Federal officials in Idaho, although the indica tion are that President Wilson will institute an investigation before I can be seated and punish these false officials notwith standing any senatorial influence that may be exerted in their behalf. ..The only answer to this by the Nonpartisan league leaders in Idaho, is that LeSeuer is a great lawyer, but they say nothing about his Americanism or his patriotism, for they cannot. There is no such thing in his make-up and yet he wants to control ; Idaho for Townley. None of these men—Townley, LeSeuer, or even Bill Haywood have been repudiated by the Nonpartisan league leaders that Townley and LeSeuer have sent into Idalnf to capture this state and install a Bolsheviki form of government, but they are quick to repudiate Theodore Roosevelt and to even go as far as to say this great American citizen is disloyal. They stand I for traitors and grafters of all kinds, but they damn true Amer I ican citizens who have the courage and the manhood to expose ! them. _ d foolish Non-Partisan League Lead . ers Repudiate Roosevelt But Stick to Disloyalists I ask the people of Idaho to remember the direct charges of disloyalty made by the United States government, and by Theodore Roosevelt and others, against Townley and LeSeuer and other Nonpartisan leaders. I ask them to remember the re velations I have made from official documents and from signed letters showing Arthur LeSeuer, the executive secretary of the Nonpartisan league, who directs the campaign in Idaho through McKaig and Scholtz, is an I. W. W., a Socialist and a traitor to his country. Be On Your Guard Against Eleventh Hour Falsehoods The Campaign made by the Nonpartisan league leaders in , Idaho has been one of vinification and groundless accusations, i They arc* now preparing to spring campaign falsehoods so late in the day they cannot be refuted. Watch out for these eleventh j hour Cunards. They have presented no reason whatever why any of their candidates should be nominated They have no constructive ! or beneficial program for the taxpayers of Idaho. I I hey have Samuels, their candidate for governor, and even control. I I he mask has been torn from these Nonpartisan lea g ers. They are not fit to rule in Idaho, You can best do your duty to your state and nation and keep j Idaho clean until the boys come home by going to the polls and voting against them, ; 1 Whenever I make a ertse against the Nonpartisan leaders they crawl behind thejeague members, i said or written one word against the membership c p the 1 ' K u, ' My fight is on Townley,"LeSeuer McKai«- Scholtz, and all the other league lenders'who are trying to deceive the farmers. other one of their candidates, completely under their They have never given the people one line of constructive j or beneficial policy. All they propose to do is to carry out the I orders of their bosses from North Dakota. load Who I Am Fighting league I have never Trying to Deceive the Pres ident h red 1. Dubois has been trying to deceive President V *l s0n ns to the character of the Nonpartisan league leaders. I hen is no question that he will fail, because the National Democratic Administration is fighting these same leaders in North Dakota with all the vigor at their command, and exposing them tor their disloyalty and for having interfered with the war.