Keep the State Clean of Socialism and the I. W. W. Until the Boys Come Home. They Will
Take Care of It Thén-FRANK R. GOODING. __
A Plain Talk to the Farmers of Idaho
Mr. Farmer, this article is written for you.'Wili
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 Idaho
disloyal because I know that it is not true.
I am making your tight, as no man ever fought in
Idaho before, in exposing the greatest criminal j
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 organization that you believed was for the
betterment of the farmers, 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 communities—men who are professional
salesmen—and that they have received a large
number of the farmers of the state all 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 or
ganizations, but few will agree that we
leaders for the farmers as Townley, DeSeuer, Mc
Kaig and Schultz, who have forced themselves to
the head of the farmers' organization in this state.
Mr. Farmer, 1 have looked up the platforms of
both political parties in Idaho and the laws by our
legislatures for a number of years. I find there
has never been a single pledge that has not been
kept. You have never asked for anything of either
one Of the two parties in Idaho that it has not giv
en you. More than half of the senators and rep
resentatives that have served this state for a num
ber of years have been farmers or men who own
land and cultivate the soil. There never will be
a time in Idaho in my judgment when the agricul
tural interests in this state cannot pass such leg
islation as is necessary for the welfare of the
great agricultural interests of the state.
Everyone of our adjoining states, Mr. farmer,
has repudiated the leaders of the Nonpartisan
League. The National Grange has repudiated
them; the Granges of Washington and Oregon
and the farmers' organizations ot Utah have re
pudiated the leaders of the Nonpartisan League.
In those states the great newspapers have come
to the rescue of the farmers and a campaign ot
education and exposure has been on foi some
time. If we had 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 toot
hold here. The campaign I am waging today is
a campaign of education. I have 101 gotten til
about the sonatorship. 1 have fought these ene
mies 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 TRUTH.
All that l 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 you* light now. I have
always made your tight. 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
ROAD RATES. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO JUST
AS GOOD RAILROAD RATES PER MILE AS
OTHER FARMERS IN THE UNITED STATES
NO TIME FOR CLASS FEELING.
We have an embargo on wheat at the present
It is impossible for the
time. It is not strange,
railroad to handle the great crops of this country
in a few weeks. The railroad men are straining
~every effort within them to handle the agricul
tural crops and the war essentials that must be
given first consideration. Mr. Farmer,
there never was a time when this country needed
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 would 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 be a
I will fight for lower freight rates for Idaho. r Ihe
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.
1 stand for a safe and sane government in nation
and state—no Socialism, no I. W. VV., no Nonpartisan
I stand for the industries of Idaho and for the
highest possible development of our stale.
As a United Stales senator,
to more potentially make my fight for the extension of
irrigation 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.
will be in a position
calm, clear thinkers, without prejudice, as it doe&
THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO ARRAY
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.
ONE CLASS AGAINST ANOTHER.
We know that we are going to win a great vic
tory on the battlefields 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
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 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 BROK
EN MARKET, GOD PITY YOU. THIS IS A TIME FOR CALM
THINKING MEN—NOT FOR MEN WHO WOULD TEAR DOWh
AND DESTROY THE GOVERNMENT ITSELF TO TAKE CON
TROL. A Rain 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
For God's sake, stop and think before it is
you the truth now.
DANGEROUS TO AMERIC ANISM
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 contempt for the man who
would say that ex-President Roosevelt is disloyal. That one ut
terance of McKaig and Scholtz should be enougli 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, UN
TIL 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
\NP LESEUER AND MclvAIG 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, Le Seuer and Bill Haywood.
They do not believe in direct action as do these men. They have
a beautiful dream and believe the world can be made better by
their kind of socialism.
Call back to your memory the things that I have said about
the leaders of the Nonpartisan League. THEY HAVE NOT DE
NTED ONE WORD. They have tried to deny that Arthur Le
Seuer is their secretary. He is not only their secretary, but he is j
their executive secretary. They boast that he is their legal adviser. !
They tell you he is a great lawyer.
1 am lighting for the best interests of Idaho and the boys in I
I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT THE LOYAL FARMERS OF
IDAHO WILL GO TO THE POLLS ON THE FIFTH DAY OF
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 Le Seuer. In his !
coarse, brutal, blunt way, he continued even after the espionage j
law was passed, but Townley and Le Seuer cunningly changed!
their tactics. Instead of assaulting the president, they are telling i
the people what a great man he is. Do you believe them? They
have no more respect for President Wilson today than they had![be
before that law was passed. They are the same Townley and the,
same Arthur Le Seuer.
if you will but hear me. 1 know you will cast out a man who i
would destroy our state. You need not be ashamed if you have;
given Townley sixteen dollars. His agents have fooled many an
honest man. The pity is that they have already destroyed some j
good men and women by injecting into their minds anarchy,
treason and rebellion.
I am not appealing to those who believe Roosevelt is disloyal |
and his speeches all camoutlage. 1 am talking to the honest farm-!
er of Idaho. I believe that ninety-five per cent of the farmers of !
Idaho are as true and loyal citizens as can be found anywhere in
FRANK R. GOODING.
I ask the people of Idaho to bear in mind that
Townlev and the others of the Nonpartisan
League "Big Five," who rule North Dakota, pay
an average of only 73c each in taxes. These are
the same men who want to rule Idaho and spend
your tax money. „
There is no longer any reason for any tamer
or any other citizen of Idaho to be deceived by
these outsiders. They have been shown up in their
true colors, both in and out of the courts, and they
have not answered a single chaige.
Any who may have been deceived by them can
afford to be equally as courageous and manful as
Roosevelt has been. Even he admits they fooled
him for a time, but when he found them out he
PRESIDENT WILSON WILL NOT STAND FOR
ACTIONS OF FALSE OFFICIALS IN IDAHO
Every Federal official holding a position of any consequence
in Boise is aligned with the 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 Bolsheviki,
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—d foolishness," thereby
showing his (McClear's) sympathy. Mann's confession itself,
ind 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 roam at large? Why is the United
States District Attorney of Idaho so interested in this traitor?
John Smead, Deputy United States District Attorney for
Idaho, was insulting in his manner toward government witnesses
in the Mann case, including Mr. Gramblett, whose son, Frank,
rave his life for his country in France. Smead talked about poli
tics. 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 investiga
tion of these Federal officials in Idaho, although the indications
are that President Wilson 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.
NONPARTISAN LEAGUE LEADERS REPUDI
ATE ROOSEVELT, BUT STICK TO
I ask the people of Idaho to remember the direct charges
>f disloyalty made by the United States government, and by
Theodore Roosevelt and others, against Townley and Le Seuer and
other Nonpartisan leaders. I ask them to remember the revela
tions I have made from official documents and from signed letters
showing Arthur Le Seuer, the Executive Secretary of the Non
partisan League, who directs the campaign in Idaho through
McKaig and Scholtz, is an I. W. W., a Socialist and a traitor to his
The only answer to this by the Nonpartisan League leaders in
Idaho is that Le Seuer 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
None of these men—Townley, Le Seuer, or even Bill Haywood
—have been repudiated by the Nonpartisan League leaders that
Townley and Le Seuer have sent into Idaho to capture this »täte
and install a Bolsheviki form of government, but they were quick
to repudiate Theodore Roosevelt and to even go so far as to sty
this great American citizen is disloyal. They stand for traitor»
.ind gral tors of all kinds, but they are damn true American dtbwtf
who have the courage and the manhood to expose them.
WHO 1 AM FIGHTING.
Whenever I make
. case against the Nonpartisan League
leaders they crawl behind the League members. I have never
said or written one word against the membership of the League.
My tight is on Townley, Le Seuer, McKaig, Scholtz and all the
other League leaders who are trying to deceive the farmers.
TRYING TO DECEIVE THE PRESIDENT
^ *cd T. Dubois has been trying to deceive President Wilson
„o ciuestion^hat lie L x e T a ? ue Raders. There is
loyalty 3Ï ÂgSrfîid* with*the '^ ^ ^
K Wltn the
The campaign made by the Nonpartisan League leaders in
"jaho has been one of vinification and groundless accusations,
'^ey are now preparing to spring campaign falsehoods so late in
day they cannot be refuted. Watch out for these eleventh
Th e >' ^ ave P res ented no reason whatever why any of their
candidates should be nominated. They have no constructive or
bénéficiai program for the taxpayers of Idaho,
They have Samuels, their candidate for governor, and every
othe r, one of their candidates, completely 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
°™ ers °f their bosses from North Dakota,
The mask has been torn from these Nonpartisan League lead
ers. They are not fit to rule in Idaho.
BE ON YOUR GUARD AGAINST ELEVENTH
You can best do your duty to your state and nation and keep
home by going to the polls »»<1
Idaho clean until the boys
voting against them.
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