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Keep the State clean of Socialism and the I.MW. until the Boys come home. They
will take care of it then .—FRANK R. G FADING.
A Plain Talk to
the Farmers of Idaho
this article Is writ
Mr. Farmer,
ten for you.
enough to read these lines?
that 1 have said against the leaders
of the Non-Partisan league in Ida
ho, there never has been a time
when I have had a thot that the
farmers of Idaho were disloyal be
cause I know that is not true. 1
am making your fight, as no mai
ever fought In Idaho before, in ex
posing the greatest criminal organ
ization America has ever known.
It is not strange that you did not
understand Townley and Townley
ism, and the Socialism that they
stand for because no newspapt r
with one or two exceptions in this
state has ever attempted to tell you
the truth about the leaders of the
Non-Partisan league,
strange that you should join an or
ganization that you believe was tor
the betterment of the farmers, be
cause it is true that there are some
things that are wrong in Idaho .liât
must be and will be made right. In
most cases professionally traineu
men have been sent to your com
munities—men who are professional
salesmen—and that they have do
reived a large number of the best
farmers of the state all will agree.
Even Roosevelt tells us that for a
time he thot the movement a good
, c.ne.
Will you be kind
In all
It is not
Farmers Should
Organize.

Everyone will agree that the
farmers should organize, that it Is
essential for them to have organiza
tions, but few will agree that we
need such leaders for the farm-is
as Townley, LeSeuer, McKaig and
Scholtz, who have forced themsel
ves to the head of the farmers' • r
ganization in this state.
Mr. Farmer, I have looked up the
platforms of both political parties
in Idaho and the laws passed by out
legislatures for a number of years.
1 find there has never been a single
pledge made to the farmers by eith
er the Republican or Democratic
party that has not been kept. You
have never asked for anything of
cither one of the two parties in Ida
ho that it has not given you. îrjore
than half of the senators and repre
sentatives that have served this
state for a number of years have
been farmers or men who owned
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 äs is necessary for
the welfare of the great agricultur
al interests of the state.
Every one of our adjoining states,
Mr. Farmer, has repudiated the
leaders of the Non-Partisan League.
The National 'Grange has repudiated
them; the granges of Washington
and Oregon, and the farmers' organ
izations of Utah have repudiated
the leaders of the Non-Partisan
League. In those states the great
newspapers have come to the rescue
of the farmers and a campaign of
education and exposure has been on
for some time. If we had had such
a campaign in Idaho hundreds of
thousands of dollars would have
Jieen saved to the farmers of this
state, and the enemies of good gov
ernment would not have got n foot
hold here. The campaign I am
wnglng today is a campaign of edu
cation. I have forgotten all about
Hie senatorshlp. 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 citizen
ship.
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I Have Told
All that I have said about the
leaders of the Nonpartisan League
are truths—proven truths all
way through, and they cannot be
denied. Mr. Farmer. I am making
your fight now.
made your fight; I have always
fought against excessive railroad
rates in this state. I have told you
many times that you paid the high
est freight rates of any farmers in
the world. THIS IS TRUE AND I
EXPECT TO CONTINUE MY FIGHT
UNTIL YOU HAVE BETTER RAIL
the
I have always
A>
ROAD RATES. YOU ARE ENTITL- | '
ED TO JUST AS GOOD RAILROAD
RATES PER M,EE AS OTHER
1
r
a
FARMERS IN THE UNITED
STATES ENJOY.
to
in
dent
No Time For
Class Feeling.
We have an embargo on wheat
at the present time. It is noi
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 ag
ricultural crops and the war essen
tials that must be given first con
sideration. Mr. Farmer, there nev
er was a time when this country
needed calm, clear thinkers, with
out prejudice, as it does today.
THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO AR
RAY ONE CLASS AGAINST ANO
THER. It is going to take the best
brains in the land to guide this
country through the critical times
that will come after the war.
We know that we are going uf
win a great victory on the battle
fields of Europe, and that we are
going to bring back peace to the
world, but God only knows what
the future will bring to this coun
try unless prejudice can be laid
aside and wv all work together, try
ing to hold up the country from
panic and disaster that will surely
follow to this nation if Townleylsm
is to prevail. I know of no class
that will suffer mort than the farm
ers. YOU ARE FORCED TO PRO
DUCE AT A HIGH COST AT THE
PRESENT TIME; IF YOUR PRO
DUCTS MUST GO ON A BROKEN
MARKET, GOD PITY YOU. THIS
IS A TIME FOR CALM THINKING
MEN—NOT FOR MEN WHO
WOULD TEAR DOWN AND DE
STROY THE GOVERNMENT IT
SELF TO TAKE CONTROL. Again
I want to say it is not strange that
you have 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!
ures
the
seas,
for
ing
is
he
ests
and
their
THE
TO
Is
we
r
of
In
for
the
of
on
of
this
gov
am
edu
OF
child
and
the
Dangerous to
Americanism.
a
ton,
tion
by
of
Roosevelt brands Townley and
LeSeuer and their agents as being
as*dangerous to America as Lenine
and Trotzky to Russia. I cannot
find language to express my con
tempt for the man who would say
that ex-President Roosevelt is dis
loyal. ,That one utterance of Mc
Kaig and Scholtz should be enough
lor every good loyal American citi
zen, regardless of what party he be
longs to, to brand these men as
dangerous enemies to a free gov
ernment.
I AM GOING TO KEEP UP MY
FIGHT, MR. FARMER. UNTIL THE
END. AND WHEN 1 AM THRU.
V I'HE HUNDRED PER CENT.
AMERICAN CLUB THAT HAS
BEEN ORGANIZED IN IDAHO
WILL CONTINUE THIS FIGHT UN
TIL TOWNLEY AND LE SEUER
AND McKAIG AND SCHOLTZ NO
LONGER HAVE A VOICE IN IDA
| IIO EXCEPT WITH SOCIALISTS
j AND I. W. W'S. I know a few So
j ciallsts in this state for whom I
! 1,ave a very high regard as men.
I They do not believe in Socialism as
preached by Townley, Kate O'Hara.
LeSeuer and Bill Haywood. They
do not believe in direct action as
do these men. They have a beauti
iul dream and believe the world can
the
be
you
high
in
I
the
be made better by their brand or
socialism.
Call back to memory the things
I have said about the Non-Partisan
League.
NIED ONE WORD.
THEY HAVE NOT DE
They have
tried to deny that Arthur LeSeuer
Ib their secretary. He is not only
their secretary, but he is their exec- j
utlve secretary. They boast that he
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the People of Idaho;
continue the contest on the floor of
to the People of Idaho;
If I am elected to represent Idaho
in the United States senate Presi
dent Wilson
supporter
myself.
will have no better
in his war measures'thau
uf
The man who would not support
President Wilson in his war meas
ures would not support the boys in
the trenches or the boys who are
serving their country on the high
Such a man, to my mind,
a traitor.
seas,
would be
I will fi
for Idaho
unjustly high. I have been fight
ing them for a long time and will
ght for lower freight rates
The present rales are
is their legal adviser. They tell you
he is a great lawyer.
I am lighting for the best inter
ests of Idaho and the boys in the
trenches
and theii
their wives and their sweethearts.
I
ind upon the high seas,
mothers, their fathers,
I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT
THE LOYAL FARMERS OF IDAHO
WILL GO TO THE POLLS ON THE
FIFTH OF 1 NOVEMBER AND VOTE
TO BANISH TOWNLEY AND HIS
AGENTS FROM THE FAIR STATE
OF IDAHO. Bill Haywood is but a
child as compared with Townley
and LeSeuer. In his coarse, brutal,
blunt way, he continued even after
the espoiiiage law was passed, but
Townley and LeSeuer cunningly
changed their tactics. Instead of
assaulting the president, they are
FRANK R. GOODING.
President Wilson Will Not
Stand For Actions of False
Officials In Idaho When
He Knows the Truth.
Every Federal official holding
a position of any consequence In
Boise, is aligned with the Non-Par
tisan league. There is a reason for
this. Under the rule at Washing
ton, their appointment and reten
tion is solely up to the only present
Democratic, member of . congress
Horn Idaho—Senator Nugent.
Horace Mann, Belf-confessed So
cialist, I. W. W. and Bolshevik, ar
rested and held for trial for sedi
tion. was permitted to go at large
by United States Marshal Roy
Jones, altlio the United States Com
missioner advised him that his bond
had not been approved and that
Mann \yn* to be taken into custody.
United St.ites Attorney Mi-Clear has
told people In Boise there was a
fiame-up against Mann, thereby
showing his sympathy,
confession itself, and the affidavits
of many 'eputabie citizens of Idaho
show that Mann was arrested solely
because of his treasonable utter
Mann's
Be pn Your Guard Against
. Eleventh Hour Falsehoods
The campaign made by the Non
Partisan League leaders in Idaho
has been one of vinification and
groundless accusations. They are
DO
TO
now preparing to spring campaign
talsehoodij! so late in the day they
cannot
refuted. Watch out for
these eleventh hour canards.
They ijiave presented no reason
whatever why any of their candi
dates shoild be elected. They have
no constructive or beneficial pro
gram for the taxpayers of Idaho.
j date for governor, and every other
one of their candidates, completely
They have Samuels, their candt
men
spend
any
continue the contest on the floor of
the senate.
I stand for a safe and sane gov
ernment . in nation and state—no
Socialism, no I. W. W., no Non-Par
tisan League leadership.
I stand for the industries of Idn
ho. and for the highest possible de
velopment of our slate.
IN
in
As a United States senator, I will
be in a position to more potently
make my fight for the extension of
irrigation projects and the opening
up of new tracts of land under irri
gation, which will result in attract
ing more capital to our state and
providing homes for returning sold
iers.
are
ley
tisan
from
the
rects
a
the
his
for
the
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
that 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 our state. You need not be
ashamed if you have given Townley
sixteen dollars,
fooled many an honest man.
pity is that they have already de
stroyed some good men and women
by injecting into their minds, anar
chy, treason, and rebellion.
I am not appealing to those who
believe Roosevelt is disloyal and his
speeches all camouflage. I am talk
ing to the honest farmer of Idaho.
I believe that 95 per cent, of the
farmers of Idaho are as true and
loyal citizens as can be found any
where in the world.
His agents have
The
a
but
of
are
I.
a
ances and actions.
Why was he allowed to roam at
large? Why is the United States
District Attorney of Idaho so inter
ested in this traitor?
John Smead, Deputy United States ]
District Attorney for Idaho, was in- j
suiting in his manner towards gov
ernment witnesses in the Mann case,
including Mr. Cramblett, whose son
Frank, gave Ills life for his country
in France. Smead talked about pol
itics. 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. 1 will
demand an investigation, of these
Federal officials in Idaho, altho tlm
indications are that President Wil
son will Institute an investigation
before I can be seated and punish
these false 'officials notwithstanding
any senatorial influence that may
be exerted in their behalf.
under their control.
They have never given the people
one line of constructive or beneficial
policy. ALL THEY PROPOSE TO
DO IS TO CARRY OUT THE OR-1
DERS OF THEIR BOSSES FROM
NORTH DAKOTA.
The mask has been torn from
these Non-Partisan league leaders.
They are not fit to rule Idaho.
YOU CAN BEST DO YOUR DUTY
TO YOUR STATE AND NATION
AND KEEP IDAHO CLEAN UNTIL
THE BOYS COME HOME BY GO
ING TO THE POLLS AND VOTING
AGAINST THEM.
Non-Partisan League
Leaders 73c. Taxpayers
I ask the people of Idaho to bear Idaho to be deceived
I ask the people of Idaho to bear |
in mind that Townley and the otli
ers of the Non-Partisan league "Hin
Five," who rule North Dakota. ÇAY
AN AVERAGE OF ONLY 73c EACH
These are the same
men who want to rule Idaho and
spend YOUR tax money.
There is no longer any reason for
any farmer or any other citizen of
IN TAXES.
Non-Partisan League Lead
ers Repudiate Roosevelt
But Stick to Disloyalists.
I ask the people of Idaho to re
member the direct charges of dis
loyalty made by the United States
government, and by Theodore
Roosevelt and others, against Town
ley and LeSeuer and other Non-Par
tisan leaders. I ask them to re
member the revelations I have made
from official documents and from
signed letters showing Arthur Le
Seuer, the Executive Secretary of
the 1 Non-Partisan League, who di
rects the campaign in Idaho thru
McKaig and Scholtz, is an I. W. W.,
a Socialist and a traitor to his
country.
THE ONLY ANSWER to this by
the Non-Partisan 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
I. W. W. Outlaws Working
For Nugent's Election.
Within the past ten day* there the state of Idaho and retain a
Within the past ten day* there
wt.' mailed out f.•or.'. Spokane a let
ter purporting to come from the
I. W. W. in behalf of their friend,
John Nugent, now up for re-elec
tion. Ono of these letter was re
ceived by H. C. Moody, a relative of
Lieutenant Governor Moody of Ida
ho, and Mr. Moody turned it over
to the Clearwater Republican and
asked that it be published. Mr.
Moody said that while he is a la
borer, beig a barber, he has no sym
pathy with the I. W. W., and was
indignant that these outlaws would
mail him such literature. The let
ter comes on an I. W. W. letterhead
which we reproduce at the head ol'
the letter. Here is the letter; —
Industrial Workers of the World,
Senator John F. Nugent to the Un- i
ited States Senate. Nugent has al
ways been the friend of the I. W.
W. He saved our leader, "Big Bill"
Hay wood, when Gooding, who op- 1
poses Nugent in this election, was |
trying to have Haywood hung for |
]
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HEADQUARTERS
Spokane
Chicago
Seattle
Spokane, Wash., Oct. 3. 1918
To Fellow Workers in daho;
Every Industrial Worker in Idaho
is urged to register and vote at the
November election for the return of
the murder of Frank Steuneberg. I
We need Nugent in the senate. !
When this war is over we want ;
Nugent's influence to secure the !
release of our fellow workers, in- i
cluding our brave leader, froip the |
prisons. where they are now serving |
long terms because of their oppo
sition to capitalistic control. It is
sacred duty of every I. W. W. in
Idaho to work and vote for Senator
Nugent.
On the other hand, the candidate
opposing Nugent is Frank Gooding,
who was governor of Idaho when
Haywood, Moy^r and Pettibone
were kidnapped in Colorado and
brought to Idaho to stand trial for
which
was later confessed by Harry Orch
ard, who tried to lay the blame on
our organization. Nugent was
hired as attorney for our leaders
and saved them.
Follow workers, yon have your
choice—Nugent. our friend, or
Gooding, our enemy, who haB al
ways bitterly opposed the I. W. W.
Do your sacred duty by electing
Nugent United States Senator from
the killing of Steuneberg,
Idaho to be deceived by these out
eiders,
They have been shown
in their true colors, both in and out
of the courts, and they have not
answered a single charge.
up
Any who may have been deceived
by them can afford to be equally
courageous and manful as Roose
velt has been.
Even he admits they
fooled him for a time, but when he
found them out he repudiated them.
thing in his make-up and yet he
wants to control Idaho for Townley.
None of these men—Townley, Le
Seuer, or even Bill Haywood, have
been repudiated by the Non-Parti
san League leaders that Townley
and LeSeuer have sent into Idaho to
capture this state and Install a Bol
shevik! form of government. BUT
THEY WERE QUICK TO REPUDI
ATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT
AND TO EVEN GO SO FAR AS TO
SAY TIHS GREAT AUERICAN CIT
IZEN IS DISLOYAL. THEY STAND
FOR TRAITORS AND GRAFTERS
OF ALL KINDS, BUT THEY DAMN
TRUE AMERICAN CITIENS WHO
HAVE THE COURAGE AND THE
MANHOOD TO EXPOSE THEM.
the state of Idaho and retain a
tried and true friend in the United
States Senate.
of
ol'
A REMARKABLE ADVER
TISEMENT.
A remarkable advertisement has
appeared in the Boise dallies from
Senator Nugent's headquarters. It
calls attention to what it terms a
circular letter, one copy of which
it states, -was received by the wife
of a professional man in Boise. It
takes more than qne copy to be
come a circular letter; how many
,more copies can the Nugent head
quarters locate? The advertisement
states with the positiveness of
knowledge "that the letter did not
emanate from I. W. W. sources,''
which naturally raises the question
as to how the headquarters knows
it did not? Are they so closely in
touch with I. W. W. sources as to
be able to make such a statement
in such a positive manner. And
what of the letter itself? It claims
to be from I. W. W. headquarters
i and that it is sent to members of
al- that organization. It expresses a
W. preference for the election of Sen
ator Nugent over Governor Good
op- 1 ing. Well, what of it? Is there a
was | reasonable, well-informed voter in
for | all Idaho who does not believe that
the
of
I an I. W. W. would prefer Nugent
! to Gooding—and is it not believe
; able that I. W. W. headquarters
the ! think that Senator Nugent, for old
in- i time's sake, might seek the pardon
the | of his early friend and political as
| sociate. and later his client, in the
most noted case in the annals of
is Idaho jurisprudence—Big Bill Hay
in wood? Think It over; the letter
may not be genuine; we do not
know, but It states several proposl
tlons in accordance with the gener
al public opinion of the people of
Idaho.—Boise New Freedom (Dem
ocratic.)
and
for
on
was
your
or
al
W.
A SIGNIFICANT FACT.
Here is a significant fact,
ing the past few month numerous
Non-Partisan League organizers in
Idaho have been arrested for disloy
alty. One Mann, In Gooding county
has confessed. Only recently In La
tah county four of the League
ganlzers have been caught with the
goods, and are guilty of disloyalty.
But has the League repudiated
of these traitors?
Dur
or
one

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