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Q o u nt y > — CANDIDATES"« Every One °f Them ONE HUNDRED PER CENT AMERICAN and Selected ecause o heir Ability and Capability in Filling the Various Offices A Vote For Ail of Them is a Vote for Your Personal Interests. entire county, and is m v. V. S -.U I® /A-., Ä State Senator, Ralph S. Nelson, Candi date For Re-Election. Mr. Nelson is a graduate of the Kansas University, besides practicing law a number of years at Kansas City, Kansas. He was for four years city attorney of that city, during which time he became fully conver sant of thq| business affairs of city government. In 1913 he was elected mayor of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and after serv ing a part of his term was required on account of ill health to quit office work and take up farming at his ranch at Ross, in Kootenai County, Idaho, where he remained for three years. Mr. Nelson has practiced law for a number of years at Coeur d'Alene. He knows the needs of the workmen, the farmers and the business man. By reducing the salaries of the county commissidners (from $1800 each per year to $700 each per year) and by unending the tax foreclosure law abolishing attorney' fees and state costs, more than $1200 was saved for the county in one year, besides attor neys costs for individuals foreclosing such titles. Senator Nelson has performed all of his pledges. He is asking re-elec tion ®n the basis of services perform ed. Kootenai County should learn from the examples set by the counties in the southern part of the State and re-elect their legislators. If Mr. Nelson is sent bacrc to the Senate he will be acquainted With the men from the different parts of the state and Kootenai County can be a power and influence in the State Sen ate. Mr. Nelson has always taken a decided stand on all issues and his record shows that he has never dodged an issue or promises made. 4 ,v ■ . \4Pf1 Ißms I Charles A. McDonald, for Represen Chas. A. McDonald, the republican candidate for this important office in our state law making body, is a pion eer of our County, having resided therein for the past 25 years. During this time Mr. McDonald has served the County in important official posi tions, having served as sheriff for one term and later appointed to fill tne unexpired term for county caused by the resignation of T. L. Quarles. Mr. McDonald is not without ex perience in tiie office for which he is a nominee ; he having represented Kootenai County in the Heuse of Re presentatives of our State Legislature for the 10th session. Mr. McDonald is a property owner and taxpayer of the county, residing !n Rathdrum and vicinity for 15 years, since which time he has lived in Coeur n Alene, has one of the broadest por* s °nal acquaintances throughout the entire county, and is thoroughly fam iliar with the needs and requirements ot every portion of Kootenai County. A. Kiger for Representative. Mr. Kiger is a resident of Harri son where he has been practicing law tor a number of years. I he position of Representative is an important one and in order for a man to be able to give full service in this body, it is really necessary that he should have had some experience. Mr. Kiger has had two terms exper ience as a member of the legislature from this County and because of this service and experience will be able to give to the people of Kootenai County a more efficient administration of this office. Also because of his former ser vice he will be able to get committee appointments and be thereby the bet ter enabled to get results for the peo ple. , . w MrCrea County Commis John W. 2 - nd Distr j ct U one of the old timers • ^ntenai County and has lived in m pfor many years. Dur Coeur d Alen ™ he was en eaeed in operating a livery stable in gagcu e , trough this busi Coeur d Alene rieace 0 f exist ness K«"ed M throughout the inS ÄeW morefamiliar with such eounty , o g other man in the conditions t hobby is "good County. «■ e considered in con roads ana McCreas's well nection ' business man, the known a mistake in eiect voters will n a ( , onlt • sioner. ing the man a £ e j ec ted, to Mr. McLrea p road and high give special a . g 00 t ena i County, way construct o om j c administra and to insist "V . „<• the county's tion of all departments business. __ .. . . ,,. n for County Commis Hans J . ' (First District) ■ ' it „ Trvlinqon now serving as com Hans jrj rs t District, has mission since 1902; for eight lived m encaged in operating a years he . | has been a saw mil II, prosperous farmer. successf we n and favorably Mr. Johnson is of the vot ers known to p ii en t reputation as a and has * , s ( Ta ight forward business m dealings. methods a . particularly urged Mr. Johnson is pa . p0 pu for the office by «je larg £ oeur lation lymg south ana j B the d'Alene City and ! a 3,'_, v * which thriving village of w y. place he is a resident. he The excellent manner in w 1_discharged bis du favorably commissioner is weu ither known and the „ on-Dartisan lea democrats nor tne no n «gainst gue nominated an PPon^.^ gtandia g him is sufficient P™ 0 *,- coun ty, and with the citizens of aus couu ^» He has an enviable record in the legislature and has been particularly active in working for all good roads measures. He was one of the prin ciple organizers of the Lake Side Highway District which includes the entire Highway system around Har rison and up the Coeur d'Alene River. If elected he will be able to bring to bear his practical experience as well as his former experience in road affairs. Charles Johnson, for State Represen tative. Charles Johnson is well known in every section in the State of Idaho, being one of the most successful edu cators in the State. In addition to being a successful farmer he has been citizen of the State of Idaho for over twenty years and at present lives on his farm at Squaw Bay on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Mr. Johnson was also at one time a newspaper publisher in our State and is recognized as a business man of experience in various lines, includ ing farming, and is therefore excep tionally well qualified to represent you for this important position in our law making body. Mr. Johnson did not seek this office, but prominent republicans desiring a legislative ticket of able men, who, if elected, would be competent to closely scrutinize all proposed new legislation, prevailed upon him to ac cept the nomination. All taxpayers know that the office of representative impose a financial loss of time and money upon the man elected, and it was only the insistent urging that it was ms duty to do so that he consented to accept the nom ination. . , - A vote for Mt. Jthnson is a vote for a man of wide experience and ability and of such state wide acquaintance that he will have more than the or dinary standing and influence in our state legislature. u has only by the committee hand pick ing" a candidate have they secured anyone to run against him. 1 ", V H Charles O. Sowder, for County Auditor. Mr. Sowder is exceptionally well qualified for the office of clerk of the district court, ex-officio auditor and re corder. This office is responsible for the auditing of the financial affairs of all departments of the county, and should be filled by a man possessing the necessary qualifications. Mr. Sowder has been cashier of one of the largest banks in Kootenai coun ty for many years, and has held the responsible position as cashier of Nat ional and State banks for the past 16 years. He has made a specialty of ac counting work in all lines and in addit ion is an experienced court reporter. He is therefore exceptionally well qualified to fill the duties of the office for which he has been nominated. Mr. Sowder is a property owner and taxpayer of the county, a man of un questioned integrity and a vote for him is a vote for the highest efficien cy of this important office. Frank A. Morris, for County Com missioner, Third District. Mr. Morris is a resident of Rath drum, where he has resided for the past nine years, and his name appears upon the republican ballot simply for the reason that the office "sought the man. Mr. Morris is a business man of ability and wide experience. He came to this state from South Dakota where he was engaged in farming and various lines of business, and for ten years he held a position as U. S. sur veyor general of that state under President McKinley and Roosevelt. Mr. Morris was drafted for this position by his friends in Rathdrum and vicinity who insisted upon him accepting the nomination. A vote for him is a vote for a guar antee of an efficient business admin istration of this county's business af fairs. tunate in getting a man of Mr. Mor ris' experience and ability to run its business, which is done by the Board of County Commissioners. A. P. Bailey For Sheriff. A. P. Bailey, widely and familiarly known as Pearl Bailey, has previously held the office of Sheriff of this coun ty, and his record for economy, ability and efficiency in this office has never been equaled by an sheriff in Kooten ai county. Mr. Bailey has extensive private m terests and business which he claimed required all of his tiftie but leading republicans desiring the best man pos sible drafted Mr. Bailey for this of fice and it was only after a delegation of leading citizens from Spirit Lake also insisting that he accept the nom ination that he consented to do so. A vote for Mr. Bailey for this im portant office is a vote for the impar tial discharge of the executive duties without fear or favor and a guarantee of an efficient, economic and honest administration. .. . — — - --—— E. N. Bell, for County Treasurer. Mr. Bell first came to Coeur d Alene in 1882, later moving from this state to Montana where he resided a num ber of years, and again removed to Idaho, and has been a citizen of Coeur . d'Alene for the past seven years. Mr. Bell has had a wide and varied ex perience and bears the highest repu tation for honesty, integrity and abil* ity. , Mr. Bell is a property owner and tax payer, and owing to the misfor tune of losing his left leg must coq fine himself to such affairs of busi ness as consist particularly to office WO rk. This misfortune is no reason why Mr. Bell should be elected to this office, but it is due to his misfortune that the citizens of Kootenai County have such an a bl e and qualified can didate available for this office. Mr. Bell, in asking your support for the office of County Treasurer prom ises Kootenai County an efficient ad ministration of the office and specifi cally agrees to reduce the high ex pense under which the offlee is now I * - Kootenai County will be for run. A vote for him is a vote for efficien cy and economy in the Treasurer's of fice. Bert A Reed for County Attorney. Bert A. Reed has been renominated for Prosecuting Attorney. Mr. Reed has held the office of Prosecuting At torney for one term during which he has handled an enormous business for the County efficiently and economic ally. Over 350 tax foreclosure cases have been handled without any additional expense whatever to the County; 35 criminal cases have been prosecuted in the District Court of which 32 have been convicted, five acquitted, six for feited bonds, and two cases dismissed; in the Justice and Probate Court 36 convictions have been had, 5 acquitted, and two forfeited bonds. The above constitutes but a small amount of the work done by the office but gives an idea of the amount thereof. Besides doing this enormous amount of work the office has been run more economically than any other office of proportionate size in Northern Idaho. Bonner County having much less work has maintained its office of Prosecut ing attorney at a cost of $3,564.84; Shoshone County, Prosecuting attor ney office, $3,757.45; while in Koote nai County the office under Mr. Reed cost $2,557.03 for the year ending Jan. 12, 1918. made by Mr. Reed, he is entitled to another term as prosecuting attorney and asks the sufferage of the people strictly on the merits of the office. Sherman H. Smith, of Post Falls, Idaho, has been nominated for the of fice of assessor by the republicans of this county. timer in this county, having lived here for thirty years. He is well known, highly respected, and is thoroughly familiar with real estate and other valuations in Kootenai County, Mr. Smith can be depended upon, if elected, to give to every one a fair . and equitable valuation and assess men t. The office of assessor is one 0 f the most important offices in the county because upon the valuations of a p erson ' s property depends the amount of taxes, both state and coun ty, suc h person will have to pay and . Die matter of determining valuations Q f pro perty should never be entrusted ^ an official who is not thoroughly experienced in valuation and well ac quainted with each and every portion of the county. Mr. Smith can be depended upon f or equitable and fair valuations and a vote f or him is a vote for a square deal to each and every tax payer. Considering the showing J. M. Finney for Coroner. J. M. Finney, candidate for coroner, is a physician and surgeon. During his eight years of practice in Harri son, he has been very successful in building up a large practice. He is interested in the Lake view Hospital and Sanitarium at Harrison, which institution is gaining a great reputation for therpeutical and surgi cal work. Dr. Finney's profession well qualifies him for the office of Coroner. of of in at E $ :: 5 t- 1 i M IM M Mr. Smith is an old R. C. Egbers, for Co. Superintendent. R. C. Egbers, our présent county superintendent, was re-nominated at the recent primary election by the highest vote of any candidate ticket in the County. "There is reason" for this excep tional vote and endorsement. Every branch of service connected with this office has had the most careful atten tion. Any citizen writing to him about any business connected with on any the school work can be certain of receiv ing an answer that he can rely upon, addition to the regular routine work of the office, he has also accom plished much in the different lines of war work. Through his experience and knowl edge of the work he has been able to accomplish the exceptional act of re ducing the cost of maintenance of the In i. ■I I office, and at the same time improving its service to the public. The taxpayers of this county will undoubtedly consider successful ex perience, proved honesty, ability and economy the most important reasons why Mr. Egbers should be re-elected on November 5th. A vote for R. C. Egbers for county superintendent of schools is a vote for a man you know, a man you have tried and found to be competent and true. M. G. Whitney, for Probate Judge. The office of Probate Judge is an other very important office in every county, for upon the correct and prop er dispatch of this business depends the validity of the title of all real es tate which such transactions affect. Again it is a very important trial court and should be filled by one ac quainted with the law, and owing to tiie fact that it has jurisdiction over all children \yithin the county, should preferably be filled by a iamily man of mature age. M. G. Whitney, the republican can didate and the present Probate Judge of this county, has been a resident and tax payer of Idaho since 1907. He was admitted to the bar of this state in 1908 and was especially commended at that time for his exceptional knowl edge of the law, as shown by his ex amination. He is also admitted to E ractice before the United States and dstrict Circuit Courts and is there fore except i <«na M v tr fill the position* ot ^ u cases tnat may come before this of .tua** in all [V fice; is thoroughly posted as to re quirements of the law in handling the details of all estates which of neces sity must pass through his office, and which many times involves small for tunes, and last but not least, being a family man as well as learned in the law, is better able to mete out jus tice in the matter of juvenile delin quencies than would be on official who had never reared a family of his own. He administered this office so effi ciently and satisfactorily that no party had a candidate in opposition to him at the primary election, and only by a few straggling voters writ ing in a name was any placed on the ticket in opposition to his candidacy.