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Don't Forget This Is Your Political Funeral, Mr. Voter.
Are You, After Working 4 Years to Rid Clearwater County of the J t __ - Blight of Nugent-Blake Rule, 0 0 Going to the Polls Tuesday and . j , n \ \ •> Vote for Nugent and Blake? The farmers of Clearwater coun ty know the story of Blake gang 1 , , , . . j lnfluence in their county. Ihey 1 paid dearly in taxes for the poltti- j cal sins of an unprincipled ring. | And most of us knftw that back of ring rule there haH to be a big boss, In Idaho that malignant power has been Nugent and the machine the For four years the ring has built, people of this ^ountÿ fighting to destroy this ring, and Just when they might wipe it out along Comes Towpley, a big boss Irom North Dakota, an I. W. W., and tells our farmers to vote for John Nugent for United States sen ator, and by their votes establish Slippery Jim Blake in power in our county for another term of years. In the nameof all that is decent are our farmers going to undo all they have worked to accomplish in their borne county for the past four years? Aye you, readef, going to vote » for Nugeht, the power, back of Jim Blake, When yon know what Jim going to undo all y that hag been done for the people in Clearwater Hadn't you bettef stop have been county ? and consider what you are about to do? Why are you going to vote for Nugent? You know that the only thing you can say is that Townley tells you to vote for Nugent. You know that is true, for-you know Nugent is not the sort of a man yotf want, and you know that you ought to vote against him because he Is a ring politician, and is the power THE TRUTH ABOUT THE LEAGUE. During the past month there has been mailed out from Spokane some unsigned literature dealing with the non-partisan league, and the league accuses the timber companies of be ing back of this campaign. The Re publican has received some of this matter, but has, so far as w-. know, iiilnted none of it because it . uitio unsigned, and from an unknown source. However, this much can he I said about this literature—)> was generally based on court records as brought out in the trial of Bill Haywood, the I. W. W. leader. The LeSeuer letters, showing how the Non-Partisan League and the I. W. W. are connected, is a court record, and it stands out unrefutable and undeniable, regardless of who sent it out from Spokane. So far as we are informed, the matter mailed ffom Spokane has never been any thing but the truth, and its -truth fulness has not been questioned, ex cept the resolution adopted by the non-partisans in their North Dakota Btate convention, declaring for state ownership of land and farm equip ment. The League admits that this resolution is a part of their plat form, but since it is not popular in Idaho with our farmers, ba^ repu diated it. But that it la a non-par tisan plank is a fact, and the truth i is what the people ought to demand. This issue of the Clearwater Re * publican deals to a large extent with the known facts about the Townley organization, and we call particular attention to the nature of the matter printed. Much of it is signed matter, and none of it is from any source that is even re motely connected with any timber interest or other corporation. We are prompted to go to the expense of this extra matter, involving a lot of labor, bcause we take it yiat our farmers are honest, want the facts about the league, and that such as have been mislead will not stay de ceived. Suppose Idaho should be so un fortnate as to elect Samuels gover nor, and there should be another 1. W. W. strike at St. Maries, wh^t could be expected of Samuels, judg ed by his record as prosecutor In Shoshone county? And in case of another labor outrage in Shoshone county, what would Samuels do, a man owing his election to the So cialists, the I. A\'. W., and the rab id, lawless element of society? For all of the disreputable element in Idaho is supporting Samuels. How can a sensible farmer join hands in such company and support such a candidate? a do The election of Samuels will be a calamity that Idaho will not get over In years. Better stop and do some thinking before you help Im pose such a thing on your state. behind old Jim Blake. You know 1 you are going it blindly into some j thing you know nothing about, ex 1 " ' .. , . cept what paid agents of a Socialist j j w w haH t0 , d you or you have | been told by a "kept" Townley press. And in spite of all that can be Bald, many of you are joining in the movement to put Nugent back into the Senate, and continue Jim Blake in power in our county, if you do It, don't kick. Don't expect P. L. Orcutt to again clean up your dirty mess! Don't expect us to try again to clean up things here. If the people want Nugent and Jim Blake and Tammany rule in this county, we will not interfere, after we have exposed the slimy viper, and crushed its head. It's your funeral, Mr. .Farmer, go to it! You paid in hard money for the Nease graft; you paid in high taxes for the Blake gang graft anjl ex travagance; you paid for the pleas ure trips that Blake gang officials too|| at county expense ; you paid to rthe Blake gang graft on your bridge, and yoù are still paying; you jire going into this with eyes open and you are supposed to be in telligent men and women, and we think you are, and that there is reason to hope that you have not lost your reason. Think well be fore you cast that ballot for John Nugent, the one thing that Jim Blake is hoping and praying you will do for him. If you want to help Jim Blake then vote for Nu gent for the United States senate. HOW TO VOTE I i Voters an* cautioned that n form of ballot will be used on Novem ber 5, new to to at There will- be no party desig nations, but epcti voter must denote ills choice In each case. If you desire vote against the Non-partisan league, put your X opposite the fol lowing names. You can take this slip to the polls if you desire. to For U. S. Senator (Long Term)| FRANK L. MOORE (Dem.) I* For U. S. Senator (Short Term) FRANK It. GOODING (Rep.) 0 For Representative in Congress BURTON,L. FRENCH (Rep.) 0 For Governor D. W. DAVIS (Rep.) 0 For lieutenant Governor C. C. MOORE (Rep.) IE] For Secretary of State ITT! R. O.-JONES (Rép.) |XJ For State Auditor EDWARD G. GALLET (Rep.) For Slule Treasurer JOHN W. EAGIJOSON (Rep.) 0 For Attorney General ROY L. BLACK (Rep.) X For Inspector of Mines ROBERT N. BELL (Rep.) 0 NOTE-—Many republicans are go ing to cut Eagieson and put their X after Ernest L. Parker for State Treasurer. Mr. Parker Is a North Idaho man, and his election that >our section of the state will have membership on most of the state boards, while the election of Eagieson means that you are voting to let the South continue in control of state boards. Vote for. your own interests. We owe nothing to the southern end of this state. means Has it ever occurred to the farm ers of Clearwater county that every organizer for the Non-Partisan Lea gue is a Socialist? They may deny it, but they are every last one of them Socialists. Townley is. under a guise of working for the farmers, hoodwinking the producers into the Socialist camp with the I. W'. W., Bill Haywood, and Hofstede. That is where the Non-Partisan League is going to land the last one of you Clearwater county farmers, we know some of our farmers will in ty. ty. are Now get sore about this, but will you mark the prediction, and wait? Of course the Townley crowd can find men like Hofstede who have plenty of time to sit In a constitu tional convention and remodel our state after the Russian model. But do you want socialism? If not vote A \ WILL YOU HOLD YOUR HEAD UP PROUDLY WHEN THEY COME HOME? (By Bruce Barton.) I lifted 'the receiver of the tele Phone, und almost dropped it again j in surprise. For the voice was that "IL"" 'What, back so soon?" I exclaim ed. "Detailed for special duty?" "Yes, back," he answered; and it struck me that his voice was slow and older, as though the weeks of his absence had been years. "Back, but not for special duty. There-—there is another rea son." v And then I knew that he must be wounded. Wounded—while here at home I still pursued my ordinary course. Wounded—to protect my home. Wounded—to keep my cmidrep safe. It came over me of a sudden as it never had before, that I am debtor to him to an amount that I never can Fepay. They will all be coaling back be fore long. Some wounded, some grown strangely old. But most of them veil and normal enough, thank God. And we still stand along the side w-alks to see them pass. How shall we feel that day, I wonder. Will their eyes say to us, "We were hungry for a bit of sweet, and you did not think to send it." "AVe were cold and you let the hut fires die; we were lonesome, and movies stopped because there were no funds to carry on." Will that be the message of their eyes to Us? Or shall we stand confidently in their presence, greeting them as men who have nothing to repent— as men who in their absence gave freely of wealth and time, that there might be warmth and cheer and comfort over there?, They are coming back some day, perhaps before we think. And what will be the message of their eyes to you? I TURNING ON THE SPOTIiGHT. AVallace Press-Times, Democratic. —The dragnet is out in Idaho and the United States Department of Justice has begun to sweep the state of thfc disloyal element. The arrest at Lewiston and Grangevllle of representatives of the nonparti san league on charges of sedition is heralded as the opening gun to rid the state of an insiduous element. The charges disclose in no uncer tain terms the class of individuals who may have flocked to t\ie colors of this organization. Thousands of loyal citizens have been tricked in to association with these people and fed with propaganda that smirks of Hun intrigue. Clever manipulation by th* class of men just placed un der arrest has induced loyal citi zens to join this organization. In one breath they have lauded the war program while in another they have adroitly sown the seeds of se dition. Despite long delays the federal government is starting io tear the mask from the disloyal, seditious and traitorous persons with Bolshe viki tendencies and pro-nun sym pathies who are hiding behind such movements as the Liberty loan and other patriotic campaigns to con ceal their real intents and purposes. The I. A\\ AV. has been exposed and its leaders have been placed in jail for long terms. Other orders are due to get.prop er attention and, in fact, are get ting il as recent 'developments show. Too long have the people and the government tolerated this disgrace ful state of affairs. The loyal people at home owe it to the boys who are wearing uni forms, who are fighting, suffering and dying for this nation, to see that these disloyal elements are eliminated. This movement on the Part of the government will be strongly endorsed by all true blue, red blooded Americans. The time has come to tear off the mask; to place these traitors in their proper light and to send them to prison where they belong. In the army and navy traitors are stood up against 'the wall and shot. Surely the traitors at home should at least be restrained by putting them in jail. They deserve shoot ing. Do you know that practically ev ery candidate for the state senate in Idaho is a Socialist? We have Mr. Fred Judd in Clearwater coun ty. We have another in Lewis coun ty. The same~Ts true In Latah. Is this not significant? Can't you see, you republican farmers, that you are headed straight towards Social ism in Idaho? Don't do it! Vote "No" on the Constitutional amendment No. 1. BURTON L. FRENCH HAS STOOD , BY THE PEOPLE. time., Burton French was backing President Wilson when Townley and Arthur LaSeuer and Bill Hay wood and all that gang were open ly pro-German and fighting to pre- \ Burton Townley, Burton L.' French is a true blue Idaho boy, who would sacrifice his life for his country. He has al ways Men true to the citizens of Idaho,^tnd thru this war has stood behind the administration all the vent our entry into war. French has stood by the farmers of Idaho always; when the I. W. W., allie of Townley, were blowing up' the farmers' machines, burning the farmers' crops, and destroying the farmers' security and peace of mind, French was at his post of duty be hind President Wilson.' an I. W. W. and a co-worker with Bill Haywood, wants French de feated and Purcell, a Townley can didate for congress, sent to Wash ington in his place. Purcell |has pledged himself to vote as Townley and LeSeuer dictate, and these men are not taxpayers or citizens of our state. My God! have the famers of Idaho gone crazy! What have they ever asked that I French has not worked for? What do they now want that French will not help them get—if it is honest and fair? What has happened that our farmers have decided that it is to their advantage to Join hands with Townley, Bill Haywood, and the I.W.W? AVhen did our farmers become converted to the rankest sort of Socialism? When did they get converted to- Bolsheviki govern ment that has cas|t Russia into ut ter darkness? For Townley stands for exactly that sort of government, but calling it by another name. AN INTERESTED PARTY. The writer has farmed in this county the past year; we have in vested in land and our interests are indentified with the farmers. We are Interested in justice for the ag ricultural interests of our county and our state. We have horses and cows and pigs, and are interested in everything Chat prices and better conditions for the producer. We raised bcr.r.s this sea son, and will grow ano.her crop in 1919. AVe will have some hogs to market in 1919. We will grow a lot of corn and feed it to hogs; we want a square deal along with our fellow farmers. But we don't want to live under Socialism? We don't want to farm in partnership with Bill Haywood, Arthur LeSeuer and the I. W. W. We know these fel lows are not out for any love of the farmer, but ^or the $16, and the power that comes thru an organiza tion like the League, of w.hich Mr. Townley is the Big Boss, and out of which an army of slick Socialist agitators are waxing fat dt the ex pense of the farmer. AA y e know that the I. AV. AV. is an anarchistic, disloyal, criminal gang; and damaged the farmers all they could, and that Townley is one of them; that he has tried to induce the farmers to unite with the I.AV. AV.. and has been and is a co-work er with Bill Haywood. makes for better , In Latah county the Farmers Grange has refused to have any thing whatever to do with the Non Partisan League; in Clearwater county the Grange seenjs to be mak ing the fight for the League. A vote for Nugent is a vote endorsement of Jim Blake, and that will please Slippery Jim. of Mr. Farmer! Do You Know Who Started the Fight in Idaho to Make Railroads Pay More Taxes? Mr. Farmer, do you know that it was Frank Gooding who made the first successful fight to have the and equitable basis? Do you know that when Gooding was elected gov ernor that main line roads, bonded for some $150,000 a mile, were taxed the insignificant suin' of about $8,000 a mile. Do you know that Frank R. Gooding, our fighting gov ernor, was the man who had the courage to defy the Short Line in terests, powerful as they were, and : get railroad taxes raised? Do you know that this same Frank Gooding today declarese that Idaho has the railroads of Idaho taxed on a fair Do you know that who has been freight rates in Gooding is the man fighting for decreased Idaho? , OPINION OF PROMINENT DEMO CRATIC EDITOR. Here is the opinion of the Ken drick Gazette, a staunch democratic paper— "The main issue in the present political campaign is the defeat or the non-partisan league in the state and county. Democrats as well as republicans are throwing their in fiuence against this organization for the purpose of defeating it at the \ polls November 6. The indifference shown towards the issue involved by the average voter, is not Justifi able when the seriousness of the sit uation is taken into consideration. Every voter should familiarize him self with the names of the league candidates so that when he goes to the polls to vote he will know with out question which names to seraph. In this county the only non-partisan leagae candidates are on the democratic legislative ticket and consist of the state senator and three representatives. The state ticket is somewhat more complicat ed but the league candidates can easily be segregated. And when the I. W. W. come down here next harvest and ask $5 for a six hour day, of course us farmers will grant the demand, be cause we are now brothers with the gang who a year ago were out trying to ruin the farmers, the farmers will Jump stiff legged and declare they are not lining up with anything of the kind. We tell them frankly that every farmer who voteB for Samuels and Judd for the state senate, and for Harrison for the house, are voting for Socialism pure and Simple, and if Townley'« candidates win, they are pledged to vote as Townley dictates, farmers are ready for state Social ism, then they are on the. right track. And If the AA 7 e cannot help wondering how the farmers of this county can line up with the same gang that has be trayed them at every opportunity. I. R. Crow now leading the demo cratic party in Clearwater county, let us remind the people, lined up with and supported Edward Hofs tede, the traitor, anarchist, and be trayer of the boys fighting in our Navy or on the bloody fields in France. Who is surprised that I.R. Crow is found supporting Townley, LeSeuer, and the I. W. AV. in their efforts, to capture Idaho and impose a Socialistic form of government? Why, if we are to change our form of government, and that is what Townley proposes to do, should we not wait till the war is over and our citizen-soldiers, fight ing in France, have returned and given an opportunity to have some thing J.o say? Can the farmers of Clearwater county not see which way they are headed? 1 Why not stop and take stock, and check up, and analyze and make sure that this state is not done irreparable injury before it is too late? WILL IDAHO REMAIN CONSTI TUTIONALLY "DRY?" I Idaho is now constitutionally "dry." Do you who have labored long to make it so realize that So cialists have not believed in abridging "personal liberty" of the individual, and that when we vote to change our constitution we are running the risk of waking up •constitutionally wet?" Townleyism means abject, servile sacrificing of civic liberty. highest freight rates in the United States, r.nd that he, Gooding, when he gets into the senate, will contin the fight h^tarted Nugent has been in the senate, but j has he done one single to help you farmers? freight rates? Nugent has been too busy distribut ing political pie and strengthening hiR political machine in Idaho, to find time ^to fight for lower freight rates, or other great and vital in : sues that strike at the very life of the farmers of Idaho. And yet the Townley ring—BOSS TOWNLEY, who pretends to be so interested in as governor? ue Has he demanded just Not on your life. THE LEAGUE IS A ■•BOSSED" PARTY. Idaho is now constitutionally dry, but the Socialist party has never been strong for any law that stop ped anything. In Russia they are today breeding girls after they are 18 years of age,, and in this-coun try Emma Goldman and other So cialists taught Free Love and other kindred things. Do the people real ize ^where they are headed? And do they understand that they are following the leadership of non-res ident Solciaiists who- pay no taxes, not even in North Dakota, but who are here bossing the job, and tell ing the followers what to do. One tarmer saifl— "Ourr instructions are." Instruc tions from who? From Townley, a. big boss, and by the Townley "kept press." And the honest man who is in the League knows that he has been told how to vote, and that he is under a political boss, When did democratic or republican leaders dare to set themselves up as the big IT'and herd the farmers like sheep? And the farmers are paying these bosses. Townley and his as sociates have harvested now $5. 000,000.00 and are still going af ter more. ^ IT'S THE TRUTH THAT HURTS. Every farmer who has paid hia $16 to belong to the Nonpartisan league knows that the one thing ho is told, yes, T-Ö-L-D, to uo is how to vote. He is under a BOSS. He surrenders his political independ ence/ You know this is true, Mr. Farmer, and you ought to be ashamed of it. It will cost at least $300,000 to hold a constitutional convention at this time, and while the war lasts the pçople are in no position to de vote themselves to such a serious matter. Vote "No." CANDIDATES' ANNOUNCEMENTS. (Political Advertising. ) For County Superintendent. To the Voters of Clearwater County— x As a candidate for County Super intendent of Public Instrustion on the Democratic ticket, I desire to acquaint the voters of Clearwater county with my qualifications for the position. I hold k valid Idaho State Certif icate by Indorsement, granted on my college diploma, which fully meets the requirements of the law. feel that I understand thoroughly the needs of The schools of this county, having taught in them for five years, both in High School and Grade work. If elected, I will endeavor to give to the work of county superinten dent the same attention, interest and energy that I have always tried to put into my work as a teacher. EDNA CECIL PARKER. TO THE TAXPAYEES OF -CLEARWATEB COUNTY. I am a candidate for the position of Assessor, and I believe that when the people elect a man to office they are entitled to 100 per cent, of that official's time; therefore. If I am elected Assessor of Clearwater county 1 will pledge the taxpayers that I will devote my time to the duties of that office, and that I will employ a deputy only so far as is necessary to keep without impairing the service. ETHAN A. WILMOT. up the work j Idaho fanners, wants Nugent elect ed and Gooding, who has fought for lower freight rates, and who will continue the fight In the senate, be defeated. And yet, Mr. Farmer, lower freight rates is the biggest issue before the farmers of Idaho at this time. Htand by Gooding, who has had the courage to light your fight, or for Nugent, a ring politician who has never done one single thing for tin farmers of this state, fight is to be made, would Gooding, the fighting governor, or Nugent, the im Blake boss, the rlngster, be most likely to accomplish this tre mendous task? to Now are you going to And if tills