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CONGRESSMAN FRENCH TO
THE PEOPLE OF IDAHO. House of Representatives, Washing ton, D. C., Oct. 8. 1918. To the People of Idaho.— It is now very apparent that 1 shall be denied opportunity of spending much, if any, time in Ida ho before the election. As the Re publican candidate for Congress from the First Congressional Dis trict 1 am compelled to make this statement and to appeal to the peo ple of the state generally to sup port my candidacy. In large part the people already understand the situation, and I ap preciate more than I can tell the many letters that are coming to me from those 1 represent telling me that they propose to give me their support, regardless of party, and that they approve of my course in Congress. The Congress has been in con stant session since last December, and in almost constant session since April, 1917. The work of the Con heavy—legislation gress is very that has to do with human lives has been before us again and again .—legislation that has to do with taxation, with problems pertaining to the well-being of our dear boys at the front and those dependent them at home; legislation ijpon that has to do with the welfare of our people; all these things are be ing crowded upon Congress for con sideration. No legislative body since time began has been called upon to consider the immense problems of the 65th Congress. I would like to return to Idaho to talk to the people about these things. I cannot return, in all prob ability, before the general election. My duty is here. You want me to do my duty. Important legislative matters are pending. Difficult and intricate departmental problems are coming up every day. Telegrams, letters, inquiries pertaining to a multitude of questions are constant ly coming in. and you want me to stay on the job where my con science tells me I should stay. My record as your member of Congress during these trying times is an open book. On the war, and everything per taining to the war, I have felt it my duty to support and uphold the administration. I stand for this policy. I am in favor of women suff>ag'.'. Davis Stands For Efficient State Government By ALL the People of Idaho. Special Class of the People. Of, For and Not for One < Davis will give Idaho a plain, hon est business administration. His acknowledged business ability will be felt in the various departments of the state, and his sound judgment and honest methods, his impartial attitude toward all classes, will es tablish confidence and be a guaran tee that Idaho is a safe state in which to invest one's money. Idaho is undeveloped. It would be a CALAMITY at this time to do a lot of experimenting with untried Socialistic doctrines that would drive every dollar of capital out of our state. He is not a political crook, therefore he knows he cannot reduce state taxes $1,000,000 a year, and is too honest to steal votes by deceiving the people. Davis is not making promises he cannot fulfill. He is not in favor of freak legislation, nor will he, as governor, be the governor of one special class against all other classes of citizens of Idaho. He will be the people's governor. NO HONEST CITIZEN WILL DEMAND MORE Vi ! SÄ m ■f Hi ■* > /+• - A Vote For Davis is a Vote for Honest, Sane State Government A vote for Samuels is a vote for Socialistic Theories tv and helped pass the resolution Ih' i ! the house of representatives. j 1 am In favor of national prohi bition and helped pass that mes ure thru the house. . I have labored for the* Interest.) of our farmers and have helped 'n obtaining a higher basic price ' r the Northwest for this year than was had last, and I was one of those in the House who pushed the provision thru giving to oor farm $2.50 per bushel for their 1 stand for bringing the ers wheat. farmer and the consumer as closely together as possible for the mutual benefit of both. I supported the Lenroot revenue amendment in the House and stand for placing the war burden chiefly upon wealth, upon war proflts and large incomes. I supported the war risk insur ance law and it was my amendment that was adopted by the Congress fixing the annuity system of com pensation for insurance to the great benefit of our soldiers and their families. I suported legislation in the na ture of substitutes for bills Intro duced by myself and others, grant ing leave of absence and exemptions to homesteaders and miners on our western lands. I have tried to do my duty faith fully in the hallB of Congress, be fore the committees, before the de partments, and in handling the multitude of matters that are brought to the attention of your Representative. Upon that record, and denied the opportunity, of mak ing personal campaign of the state for reelection, I must rely. In making this appeal I know the character of the people to whom 1 appeal. They are people who have gone over the top in the service of our country in every way since we became involved in the war. They have gone over the top in furnish ing men to do our fighting, in send ing nurses to our hospitals, in sub scribing to Liberty Loans, Red Cross service and other helpful agencies in the war where drives have been made. The people of our great state are 100 per cent, loyal to the core and it Is to these people I ap peal for support of my candidacy for re-election to Congress on Nov ember 5th. Yours Bjncerely, BURTON L. FRENCH. Money meanB munitions. ! SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN j NAVY WHEN IN DANGER. The spirit of the American navy runs through a letter published in the El Paso Herald, giving the ex perience of Acting Quartermaster Tom Clements when the gunboat Schurz was sunk as the result of a collision off the Atlantic coast. The crash occurred in the middle of the night. There was no confussion on board the gunboat and Clements became impressed with the that every man is brave in the face of physical danger." The scene is then described. With the exception of a few of the mess attendants every man on board was as cool as though we were being called for inspection. There was no noise or confusion. There was no shouting or orders. Every boat and raft was put afloat in proper order and not a man was put in jeopardy of life or limb by being compelled to jump from the deck or bulwarks after the order was given to abandon ship, except two or three of the frightened mess attendants, and they, for the most part, were not Americans. The men and the officers, of course, were as cool as they would be on parade. When the order to abandon ship was given the men at the boats and rafts began to sing the usual "chanteys" sung by sail ormen the world over when doing that kind of work, and which are sung not so much for the purpose of cheering the men as to cause them to move iB unison and thus facilitate their work, When we pulled the boats and rafts trom the side of the rapidly settling ship, not only the men at the oars and sweeps sang, but the men in the bodies of the various craft sang with the oarsmen in time to the sweep of the oars. If there was an excited man In the lot, except t the two or three mess attendants, I didn't see him. 1 have begun to think that what we call fear is merely a matter of an ticipation and that when we get face to face with the real thing fear rushes to the tall timber. I certainly hope I will never have any more fear than I had while the old Schurz was slipping from under me. It may be that the absence of panic in me was due to the fact that there was no panic anywhere. Panic, you know, is catching and in that case there was no panic to ; "fact 1 catch. THE GAS MASK DRIVE. (Apologies to Kipling.) "What makes you save your olive stones?" the thoughtless was-, ter dried. "The government has asked for them," the Patriot replied. "I don't see what it wants of them" The thoughtless waster cried. "It wants the carbon that they make," the Patriot replied. "So we're gathering up the cherry pits, the peach stones and the shell Of walnuts and Brazil nuts and of hickory nuts as well, And the youngsters hunt for but ter nuts in every dale and dell. To furnish the materials for car bon." I ; gle stationery on transports cross ing the ocean by Ame' ' n soldiers, i "What do you want the carbon for?" the thoughtless waster cried. "To manufacture gas masks," the Patriot replied. "And a carbon respirator in a gas mask over there Will save our boys from gas attacks Come on and do your share! "We dare not w'aste one single stone Let's give them all they ask! It takes 200 peach pits to equip a single mask. And they've given you and me and everybody else the task Of furnishing materials for carbon" —Robert Housum. If you did not register for the primary you may register now and vote at the coming election. But if you vote you must register. The Salvation Army war workers are operating at 831 units in this country, England ànd in the zone. war At one K. of C. embarkation port and building, 20,000 letter heads 10,000 envelopes were distributed in one day. On all transports carrying Amer ican soldiers the American Library Association provides magazines and books for the use of the soldiers. Established 33 years ago the Sal vation Army is operating in 63 countries today and serving the al lied soldiers under constant shell lire. Two million letters have been written on Y. M. C. A. Red Trian È How about your Storage Insurance ? Is your crop of grain and beans insured against loss by fire while in storage ? See us about rates and coverage until sold. Mix-Walrath Realty Co. Flu u » To prevent Spanish Influenza wear heavy wool stockings, keep yourself warm and dry and take one Red Globe Cold Tablet night and morn ing. V' AFFLECK, Your Druggist.