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This nation has made its ideals the ideals of the civilised world. The
President of the United States is the recognized leader and spokesman in
the battle of civilization for universal democracy, equality and a lasting
peace. What does this leadership mean to the future history and happiness
of the world? It was accomplished only through the confidence of the na
tions abroad and the support of the people and of the Congress at home.
The president cannot maintain for us this leadership and confidence abroad
unless he has our confidence and whole-hearted support at home. A refusal
to elect Senator Nugent and Frank L. Moore next Tuesday will be given but
one construction in Europe; it will jeopardise our leadership and diminish
our influence with our allies and give comfort and encouragement to our
enemies. It will prolong the war and immeasurably prevent our realization
of the fruits of victory. There can be no reason for electing Senator Borah
or Frank R. Gooding at this time.
or not, your vote this year will be
viewed by the nations of Europe from
one standpoint only. They will draw
no fine-distinctions. A refusal to sus
tain the President this year will, in
their eyes, be read as a refusal to
sustain the war and to sustain the
efforts of our peace commission to se
cure the fruits of war."
Do you recall who made this public
statement? It was not President
Wilson, although of course those are
his sentiments. They are the exact
words uttered by Theodore Roosevelt
in a speech delivered in New York.
The Republicans of Idaho know now
Just where they stand. If they follow
the advice of Roosevelt they will cast
their votes for John F. Nugent and
Frank L. Moore.
This is a critical time in the history
of the nation and the President must
be sustained, and the way to sustain
him is to elect a senate which will
uphold him. Senator Nugent is one
of the strongest supporters President
Wilson has, and the President has
publicly asked the voters of Idaho to
re-elect him next Tuesday, and has
also appealed for the election of Hon.
Frank L. Moore. Roosevelt says it is
your duty to vote for Nugent and
Moore. Of course Roosevelt is a Re
publican and Senator Nugent and Mr.
Moore are Democrats, but the ex
president was so positive in the state
ment quoted above that there can be
no doub where he stands.
The speech was made to a great
gathering of Republicans who cheer
ed the sentiment wildly, showing that
they believed in it thoroughly. There
is no doubt that the Democrats feel
the tame way about it, so the elec
tion of Democratic senators this year
should be practically unanimous all
over 1 the country. This speech by
Roosevelt was made 20 years ago
during the Spanlsh-Amertcan war
when McKinley was president and
New York was voting for a United
States senator, but Roosevelt was ad
vising the people well then and the
advice is still good now.
Benjamin Harrison, one of the
brainiest leaders of the Republican
party ever elected to the presidency,
said that during a foreign war, or
during the peace negotiations after
the war, to defeat men of the same
political faith as the president and
elect those of the party opposed to the
president, "will make difficult the
work of peace commissioners and
wfll raise hope In the hearts of the
enemy, necessitating a longer war
and further sacrifice to secure what
we have already won."
In the light of these warnings,
what right have Republicans to ask
the people of Idaho to elect either
Senator Borah or Frank Gooding at
this critical time of the nation's life
to seats in the senate at Washington?
■ The rank and file of the people of this
state, we cannot believe, are ready to
abandon the President, it Is perfect
ly clear that a vote for Borah or
Gooding la in opposition to the pres
ident, while a vote for Nugent and
Moore Is a vote of confidence in the
president. No man who observes the
drift of public affairs can come to
any other conclusion.
The European democracies with
which we are allied have governmen
tal organizations in which parliamen
tary bodies are considered the gov
ernment's vital force. When party
control of the legislative branch
changes, the government falls. Re
versal at the polls of the party in
control of the government is inter
preted as popular disapproval of the
' party's policies and the government
is speedily changed that It may be in
harmony with the law-making power.
In the United States, It is possible
for congressional majorities to be
changed in the middle of a president's
term. Invariably, however, the de
feat of the president's party In con
gressional elections even in peace
times Is regarded as evdlence of pop
ular dissatisfaction with the Presi
dent. In time of war such changes
are exceedingly serious, especially in
the present juncture, when we are
fighting with European democracies
to whom parliamentary changes mean
the downfall of the government.
It is plain to the American people
that the aim of the propagandists Is
with a view of
to oontrol Congr
taking the power out of the hands of
President Wilson and reduce this
war to the same plane as former wars,
namely, commercial greed, financial
gain and, if possible, territorial ag
grandisement. This htey will attempt
to do next Tuesday by electing Re
publicans to congress.
No one can doubt the view that, If
President Wilson's party sufferd de
feat next Tuesday, lt would most cer
tainly be regarded as the President's
defeat and impair confidence In the
quality ot his support at home. The
American thing to do, then, Is to
stand by the President of the United
As was to be expected, the appeal
of the President has been the result
of a hyenaic howl by Republicans,
but this is only characteristic of their
party. They are merely returning to
their own vomit. But amidst their
howl let every Idahoan who loves bis
country read the President's appeal.
It brings into the open men in high
places who have been sending instruc
tions to senators and representatives
in congress interfering with peace ne
gotiations in which eight other na
tions are vitally concerned advising
Republican members of congress to
reject the 14 peace conditions to
which our ' allies have long sinca
The President calls upon thoaa
0. 8. Senator, short term
John F. Nugent.
A Patriotic Ticket for Patriotic
Ü. 8. Senator, long term
Frank L. Moore_
State Hneator
E, M. Pugmire. .
State Representative
H. H. Hoff_
:-1 X
Commissioner, First District
Ezra J. Howell...;
.......I X
Commissioner Second District"
Joh n T. Peterson__
Commissioner Third District
_ M il. Cherry___
' Jerk, Auditor and! Recorder
Standley H. Rich_
Sheriff ~~
Asa Athay_ _
4 _x

..... X
Lucile Hall.
.1 X
Adam L, Be rry_
Probate Judge
E. J. H addock_
Hupt. Public Instruction
Seymour H. Sp encer....
Prosecuting Attorney
Wm . J. Ryan ..._
Robert A. Bircb_
•—I x
.... X
_ X
who have been nagging and knocking
and rocking the boat to come out in
the open and let the world see who
they are and what they mean. He
knows who have been hindering the
work of the government and now he
wants the people to know. It was for
this reason that he issued his appeal
to the-people of America, knowing it
would smoke the propagandists out
of the grass, and out of the grass they
came. The American people know
now who has been fighting the Pres
ident. They know now who origin
ated departmental inquiries which
placed valuable Information In the
hands of the kaiser. They know now
who it was that secretly opposed ev
ery move the President made since
the war began. In a single stroke the
President has exposed their ambus
Voters, don't let the Hun game be
played here as it was In Russia. This
is no hour to strike at the President.
A vote that will repudiate the Pres
ident is a direct blow at the United
States of America. Contemplate for
a moment the great joy it would bring
in the kaiser's circle. We ardently
believe that Idaho will not forsake
the President in this crisis. Rather,
Idaho will stand with him and rebuke
the unthinking politicians who have
sown discord and distrust.
„„„ i, ™
ties, Is doing all he can to defeat H. F.|
Samuels, Nonpartisan league candi-:
date for governor and Is appealing to:
all loyal democrats to repudiate the
Wallace, October 26.—Harry L.
Day, democratic state committeeman
from Shoshone county, and the most
potent influence in North Idaho poll
Nonpartisan candidates. Jerome J.
Day, state democratic chairman, will
leave no stone unturned to accomplish
If such a condition pretttls ln such
a democratic stronghold as Shoshone
county lt looks like the entire repub
lican ticket will be swept into office
in November.
Harry L Day has issued the follow
ing statement:
"Mr. Samuels will be defeated by
20,000 to 25,000 majority.
"Here In Shoshone county, banner
democratic county of the state, where
he is best known and where he lived
live as a member ot the resolution
"The Bolaheviki-Nonpartisan pro
gram is running true to form . It
flies the black flag of hypocrisy, false
hood and deceit. Ita principles are
those of the Prussian and the Bolshe
vtkl contempt for the rights of others
atul the unscrupulous concealment of
Its real principles. The so-called ag
gr* gatlon led by the Dakota adventur
er» is aggressively partisan, socialistic
and un-American.
"Ab state central committeeman for
th<a county, which has always loyally
delivered its party goods. I call upon
all faithful democrats, both in the
county and state, to repudiate Messrs,
Samuels, Purcell, Jepperson. et al.,
and the sinister adventurers behind
for about 20 years and acquired his
fortune, he will be repudiated deci
"His posture as a democrat is an In
sult to the rights and the intelligence
of the faithful democrats of the state
who have carried the party's banner
through long years ot adversity.
"In my judgment Mr. Samuels Is
totally unfitted for the position of
governor and I believe this opinion
will be sustained by the voters over
"The same position applies to L. I.
Purcell, candidate for congress, who
has been a life-long republican, par
ticipating In the republican state plat
form convention In June and was ac
Father«, mother«, aa yon expect
your boy, who tonight is in the mud
->f Flanders or on the flelds of Picar
dy, to be loyal to his commander, so
vou be loyal to your commander-in
chief. Match hie loyalty with your
i*n—and let the whole world know
that Idaho will not fall the Pre«ldent
next Tuesday.
Two of Bear Lake's most useful
and popular citizens have been plac
ed In nomination for the offices of
President Wilson's Patriotic Appeal to a Pa
triotic American People.
"My Fellow Countrymen:
"The congressional elections are at hand. They occur In the most
critical period our country has ever faced or Is likely to face in our
time. If you have approved of my leadership and wish me to continue
to be your unembarrassed spokesman In affairs at home and abroad, I
earnestly beg that you will express yourselves unmistakably to that
effect, by returning a Democratic majority to both the senate and
house of representatives.
"I am your servant and will accept your judgment without cavil,
but my power to administer the great traut assigned me by the consti
tution would be seriously Impaired should your Judgment be adverse
and I must, frankly tell you ho because so many critical issues depend
upon your verdlce. No scruple of taste must In grim times like these
be allowed to stand In the way of speaking the plain troth.
"I have no thought of suggestion that any political party is para
mount In matter of patriotism. I feel too deeply the sacrifices which
have been made in this war by all oar citizens, respective of party af
filiations, to harbor such an Idea. I mean only that the difficulties
and delicacies of our present task are of a sort that makes it impera
tively neoesaary that the nation should give Ita undivided support to
the government under a unified leadership and that a Republican con
gress would divide the leadership.
"The leaders of the minority in the
tlonably been pro-war, but they have
almost every turn since we entered the war they have sought to take
the choice of policy and the conduct of the war out of my hands and
put it under the control of instrumentalities of their own choosing.
"This is no time either for divided leadership. Unity of com
mand Is a snecessary now In civil action as It Is upon the field of bat
tle. If the control of the house and the senate should be taken away
from the party now In power, an opposing majority could assume con
trol of legislation and oblige all action to be taken amidst contest and
"The return of a Republican majority to either house of congress
would moreover be Interpretative on the other side of the water aa a
repudiation of my leadership. Spokesmen of the Republican party
are urging you to elect a Republican congress In order to baric up and
support the president, but even If they should In this impose upon
some credulous voters on this side of the water they would Impose no
one on the other side. It Is well understood there as well as here that
the Republican leaders desire not so much to support the president
as to control him.
"The peoples of the allied countries with whom we are associated
against Germany are quite familiar with the significance of cleat ions.
They would find it difficult to believe that the voters of the United
States had chosen to support their president by electing to the con
gress a majority controlled by those who are not in sympathy with the
attitude and action of the administration.
"I need not tell you, my fellow countrymen, that I am asking
your support not for my own sake or for the sake of a political party,
but for the sake of the nation Itself in order that, its inward unity of
purpose may be evident to all the world. In ordinary times I would
not feel at liberty to make such an appeal to you. In ordinary times
divided counsels can be endured without permanent hurt to the coun
try'. But these are not ordinary times.
"If In these critical days. It Is your wish to sustain me with undi
vided minds, I beg that you will say so In a way which It will not be
possible to misunderstaand either here at home or among our associ
ates on the other side of the sea. I submit my difficulties and my
hopes to you. "WOODROW WILSON."
present congress have unques
been anti-administration. At
State Senator and Representative.
E. M. Pugmire of 8t. Charles, has
represented the people as member of
the Senate during many sessions of
that body and has come to be recog
nized as one of the strong men of
the state. No movement for reform
or for the advancement of the inter
ests of the state but is anxious for
ills assistance and advise. He stands
high in the councils of his party and
by his fearless position on Important
questions has won the admiration of
his fellow partisans and the respect
The body of Ira L. Hymas, who
died from influenza at Camp Fremont
on Oct. 23, arrived here last Monday
morning. A large number of relatives
. : *nd friends were present from Liber
ty ot moet the body and e#cort lt to
the Liberty cemetery, where open air
funeral services were held. A number
of frldflds from Montpelier, including;
a firing squad, also accompanied the
body to its final resting place. /
Ira Hymas was the son of Mr. sad
Mrs. Wm. Hymas of Liberty, and was
22 years ot age. On the 6th ot last
August he answered his country's call
and in company with some 30 other
young men, left for Camp Fremont,
where he entered actively Into the
military dutieB. He was enjoying
good health up to the time he was
stricken with the influenza. Besides
other relatives, he is survived by his
parents, brothers and one stater. One
parents, four brothers and one sister.
One brother, Milton, ia now in the ser
vice in France, and another brother,
Wm. R., is serving on a mission in
The body of Archie Jensen, who
died from influenza at Pueblo, on Oct.
23, while en route with his comrades
from Camp Freomnt to some embar
kation point in the east, did not ar
rive here until Wednesday morning of
this week. Delay in shipment of the
body was due to the fact that he died
at a hospital instead of at a canton
ment, and it required several days to
secure the necessary permit from the
government to ship the body.
Relatives and frineds from Ovid
met the body and accompanied by the
tiring squad and friends from Mont
pelier, it was conveyed to the Ovid
cemetery where services were held.
Archie was the seme age as his
jeomarde, Ira Hymas, and they had
! churned together almost constantly
while at Camp Fremont. He was in
good health when the order came for
his company to entrain for the east
and it waa with deep regrets that he
was compelled to leave his comrade
und friend behind. Little did the
boys dream that their parting at
Camp Fremont would be their final
one. Shortly after the train left Salt
Lake he was stricken with the dread
disease, and was taken therefrom at
at .Pueblo, the first town where hos
pital accommodations could be secur
ed for him.
He was the aon ot Mr. and Mrs.
Lars P. Jensen of Ovid. Six brothers
and four sisters, mourn with their
parents the untimely death of the one
who had been called to serve his
country in the groat world war.
of those who differ from him politi
cally. Bear Lake county is justly
proud to honor him as a representa
tive of the people and will testify to
his popularity at the polls next Tues
No man in any community has
been more active in public affairs
than H. H. Hoff of Montpelier, both
as a citizen and official and officer in
the church. He has done an amount
of public work that if it was enu
merated would be unbelievable. All
these various offices and undertak
lngs have been filled and accomplish
ed by his untiring zeal and energy.
Aa a representative in the State Cap
itol he will continue to work for the
people's good and will be assisted by
the other active and leading men of
the State by whom he is held in great
respect on account of his many unsel
fish public acts.
There will be no active campaign
made by the candidates on the Dem
ocratic ticket during thia election,
neither will they resort to any "Gum
Shoe tactics to secure the assistance
Big Line of Knit
Cold weather will soon be here and we
prepared to supply the needs of young and
old in knit goods. We have just received
shipment of Sweaters for men, women and
children, also infants, all wool combination
suits in all of the prevailing shades.
Our already fine assortment of millinery
was increased this week by the arrival of a
larger shipment of the very latest creations
in ladies' headwear, direct from New York.
Thm home of Hart Scbaffner A Mar* clothe*
of the voters. Their campaign is in
the hands of the people in whom
they have confidence. Nearly all wf,
them are engaged in the work of for
warding the war measures of Pres
ident Wilson, some as officials add
some as volunteers :n the war activ
ities. and so they will continue re
gardless of the résulta of this elec
tion, believing that the winning of
the war tor world-wide liberty and
the keeping of Bear Lake county well
up in the front as a loyal and liberty
loving community is of greater im
portance than securing public office.
Ezra Howell, the Democratic nom
inee for County Commissioner of the
First Dsitrict, has served the people
of Bear Lake county faithfully and
well for a period of six years. The
interests of the county and her peo
ple have been guarded zealously and
to a degree that no citizen could have
done more.
John T. Peterson, the Democratic
nominee for Commissioner of the
Second Diatrict, has served the peo
pie of the county for a period of
fonr years and ably assisted his fel
low commissioners In a way that no
citizen or tax payer can complain,
always ready to listen to suggestions
and to work for and promote any in
lerest wherein Bear Lake county or
her citizenship might be benefltted.
M. B. Cherry, the Democratic nom
inee for County Commissioner of the
Third District, is a man who is tried
in the work of public service and ia
a tried and successful business man
in the commercial matters of our
county, and we as a committee and
head of the Democratic party ot the
county feel we are placing before the
votera of the county for the office of
Commissioner a man whose qualifica
tions may be equaled but cannot be
excelled by any citizen of the state
of Idaho. Mr. Cherry is very famil
iar with the work and records of
county officials, he having held the
office of Clerk of the District Court
before coming to Idaho. He is at the
S resent time manager of the Conaoli
ated Wagon & Machine company's
branch at Montpelier, and has been
connected with this company for a
period of 12 years. He is an expert
accountant, an exceptionally flne
qualification for an office ot this na
ture. Moreover, he is acitizen whose
loyalty and Integrity cannot be ques
tioned, and if elected as a Commis
sioner of this county will give his
time and energy to promote the wel
fare and interests of Bear Lake coun
ty and her people.
Standley H. Rich, present treas
urer of this county, and Democratic
nominee for the office of Auditor, is
a man who needs no introduction to
the people of Bear Lake county. He
has served you faithfully, and under
his management the office of the
Treasurer of Bear Lake county ia one
of the efficient and business-like of
fices in the State of Idaho. His work
as treasurer stands out far and
above the work done by any of his
predecessors, and it is not too much
to anticipate that should he be honor
ed by the voters of this county with
election to the Auditor's office he will
bring the office up to the same high
efficiency that he did the office of
Asa Athay, the present nominee on
the Democratic ticket for sheriff of
Bear Lake County, like Mr. Rich
needs no Introduction to the voters
of the county, he having served the
people of this county as sheriff in a
faithful and energetic manner,
watchful and alert, ready to act at
any and all times whenever the law
had been violated. But the office and
the work of the sheriff's office has
been only a very small part of the
work that he has had to do since
ijpril 1917, at which time the United
States declared war on Germany,
since which time he has been a mem
ber of the local draft board, and up
on his shoulders fell the major pu.»
tion of the work of this Board, when
he has worked night and day under
Instruction of the District Board at
Boise, the Adjutant General's office
and other higher state officials to the
end that the government might have
the necessary soldiers to put down
autocracy that democracy might live.
The salary he received for this work
was only the high praise and com
mendation of work done by this
Board. Not one dollar of salary was
paid him for the work, yet he did not
lag in his duty of cheerfully and wil
lingly doiug his duty, and in a man
ner to receive the praise of all offi
A. L. Berry of Ward boro, the can
didate for Assessor, is a successful
farmer and a man well equipped to
make a good official, a man who will
give to the office the attention and
ability needed to administer the du
ties of this important office to the
satisfaction of all the different inter
ests of the county,
Lucile Hail, the nominee for the
office of County Treasurer, is a Bear
Lake County girl who has won a
high place in the business world by
her ability as an acountant and a
world of friends by her pleasant
manner of meeting the people with
whom her business brings her in con
tact. She has been In the employ of
the First National Bank of Montpel
ier for eight years and la one of the
most popular members of the staff of
that important institution. As the
only lady candidate asking for the
support of the people at thia elec
tion she undoubtedly will be univer
sally supported by the women voters
of the county.
Ed J. Haddock, me present in
cumbent of the office of Probate
Judge, will undoubtedly be retained
in that office by the people at the elec
tion. His ability and good judgment
have kept the office on a high plane
of efficiency, and Judge Haddock is
richly deserving to be retained In his
present position.
Wm. J. Ryan, placed in nomina
tion for the office of County Attorney,
brings all the qualifications necessa
ry for a first-class official in this im
portant position. If there la a man
in Bear Lake county that deserves fa
vorable consideration at the hands of
the electors it is Mr. Ryan, for no
man has lent his aid to the assistance
of the people in furthering all move
ments for the national good and the
local welfare to a greater extent than
he. When a petition 1 b to be gotten
up, a subscription raised, a loan drive
to put over, or any other project
pushed along for the public good
Mr. Ryan is among the first to put
his shoulder to the wheel and push
and keep pushing until the object is
bie conduct as an attorney has won
the respect of the members of the bar
and is Justly popular with all his as
sociates. He will be warmly support
ed by all voters who believe in boost
ing for a man who always boosts for
his neighbors and county.
Seymour Spencer, our present Su
perintendent or Public Instruction,
has placed the office on a high plane
of efficiency and by his untiring ef
forts advanced the cause of educa
tion in our county and will be retain
ed in this office by the voters of both
Mr. Ryan by his honora
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