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NOVEMBER I, 1018.
THE MERIDIAN TIMES, FRIDAY, it Keep the State Clean of Socialism and I. W.W Until the Boys Come Home. - They Will Take Care of It Then-FRAN K R GOODING. A PLAIN TALK TO THE FARMERS OF IDAHO - 0 - Mr. I 'armer, this article is written for yon. Will you he kind enough j to read these lines? In all hove said against the leaders of the Non partisan league in Idaho, there never lias been a time'when I have had a thought that the farmers of Idaho were disioyal because I know that is not true. I am making your fight, ns no man ever fought in Idaho before, in exposing ttie greatest criminal organization America lias ever known. It is not strange that you did not un derstand 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 about the leaders of the Nonpartisan! league. It is not strange that you should join an organization that you believe was for the betterment of the farmers, because it Is true that there are some things that are wrong truth ' tlie ! It try in Idaho that must he and will be In most cases profes made right, sionally trained men have been Bent to your communities—men who are professional salesmen—and that they have deceived a large number of the best farmers of the state all will agree. Even Roosevelt tells us that for a time he thought the movement a good one. a FARMERS SHOULD ORGANIZE, Everyone will agree that the farm ers should organize, that it is essen tial for them to have organizations, hut few will agree that we need such leaders for the farmers as Townley, LeSeuer, McKaig and Seholtz, who have forced themselves to the head of the farmers' organization in state. Mr. Farmer, I have looked up the platforms of both political parties In Idaho and the laws passed by our legislatures for a number of years. I find there has never has been a s'n gle pledge made to the farmers by either the Republican or Democratic party that has not been kept. You have never asked for anything of either one of the two parties in Id aho that has not been given you.More than half of the senators and repre sentatives that have served this state for a number of years have been far mers or men who own land and cul tivate the soil. There never will be a time in Idaho in my judgment when the agricul tural interests in this state cannot pass such legislation as is necessary for the welfare of the great agricul tural interets of the state. this Everyone of our adjoining states, Mr. Farmer, has repudiated the lead ers of the Nonpartisan league. The repudiated Washington has National Granges them; the granges of and Oregon, and the farmers' organ izations of Utah have repudiated the leaders of the Nonpartisan league. In those states the great newspap ers have come to the rescue of the farmers and a campaign of educa tion and exposure has been on for some time. If we had had such a Idaho hundreds of would have campaign in thousands of dollars been save.d to the farmers of state, and the enemies of good gov thlR eminent would not have got a foot The campaign I am wag bold here, ing today is a campaign of educa tion. I have forgotten all about the senatorslilpv I have fought these en emies of our government before, and I know that unless they are exposed they will destroy the state and de stroy its citizenship. I HAVE TOLD THE TRUTH.. All that I have said about the lead ers of the Nonpartisan League are truths—proven truths all the through, and they cannot be denied Mr. Farmer, I am making ypur fight I have always matje your fight way now. I have always fought against exces sive railroad rates In this state. I have told you many times that you paid the highest freight rates of any farmers in the world. TRUE AND I EXPECT TO CONTIN UE MY FIGHT UNTIL YOU HAVE BETTER RAILROAD RATES. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO JUST AS GOOD RAILROAD RATES PER MILE AS OTHER FARMERS IN THE UNI TED STATES ENJOY. THIS IS l NO TIME FOR CLASS FEELING We have an embargo on wheat at ' tlie ( )resent time. It is not styange. ! It is impossible for the railroads to handle the great crops of this coun try in a few weeks. The railroad men are straining every effort within them to handle the agricultural crops and the war essentials that must be given first consideration. Mr. Far mer, there never was a time when this country needed calm clear think ers, without prejudice, as it does to day. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO ARRAY ONE CLASS AGAINST AN OTHER. It is going to take the best brains in the land to guide this coun try through the critical times that will come after the war. We know that we are going to win a great victory 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 to gether, trying to hold up the country from panic and disaster that will surely follow to this nation if Tow nleyism is to prevail. I know of no class that will suffer more than the farmers. YOU ARK FORCED TO PRODUCE AT A HIGH COST AT THE PKEH ENT TIME; IF YOUR PRODUCTS MUST GO ON A BROKEN MARKET, THIS IS A TIME GOD PITY YOU. FOR CALM THINKING MEN—NOT FOR MEN WHO WOULD TEAR DOWN AND DESTROY THE GOV ERNMENT ITSELF TO TAKE CON TROL. Again I want to say it is not strange that you have been deceived, because no one has told you the truth but 1 am telling you the truth now. For God's sake, stop and think be fore it is too late. DANGEROUS TO AMERICANISM. Roosevelt brands Townley and Le Seuer and their agents as being dan gerous to America us Lenine and Trotzky to Russia, language to express my contempt for the man who would say that Ex President Roosevelt is disloyal. That one utterance of McKaig and Seholtz should he enough for every good loy al American citizen, regardless of v.'hat party ho belongs to, to brand these men as dangerous enemies to a free government. a of I cannot find I AM GOING TO KEEP UP MY FIGHT, MR. FARMER .UNTIL THE END. AND WHEN 1 AM THROUGH, THE HUNDRED PER CENT AMEK KAN CLUB THAT HAH BEEN OR GANIZED IN IDAHO WILL CON-j TINTE THE FIGHT UNTIL TOWN LEY AND LE HEUER AND McKAIG AND HCHOLTZ NO LONGER HAVE I A VOICE IN IDAHO EXCEPT WITH AS SOCIALISTS AND I. W. W'S. I know IS a few Socialists in this state for whom I have a very high regard as men. They do not believe In Social ism as preached by Townley, Kate O'Hara, LeSeuer and Bill Haywood. They do not be" eve in direct action l f j as do these men. They have a beau-* tiftil dream and believe the world can be made better by their kind of soc lallsm. . Call back to your memory the things that. I have said about the leaders of the Nonpartisan league. They have not denied one word!— They have tried to deny that Arthur LeSeuer is their secretary. He is not only thèir secretary, but he is their executive secretary, that he is their legal adviser. They tell you he is a great lawyer. They boast I am fighting for the best interests of Idaho and the hoys in the trenches and upon the high seas, and their mothers, their fathers, their wives, and their sweethearts. IHAVE CONFIDENCE THAT THE LOYAL FARMERS OF IDAHO WILL GO TO THE POLLS ON THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER AND VOTE TO BANISH TOWNLEY AND AGENTS FROM THE FAIR STATE OF IDAHO What I Stand For: I j I ! j j ■V ♦ : If I am elected to represent Idaho In the United States senate President Wilson wdl! 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 trendies or the boys who are serving their country on the high seas. Buch a man to my mind, would be he a traitor. I will fight for lower freight rates for Idaho. The present rates are unjustly high. I have been fight ing them for « long time and will continue the contest on the floor of the senate. I stund for a safe and sane government in nation and state—no Social ism, no I. W ,W., no Nonpartisan league leadership. I stantl for the industries of Idaho and for the highest possible devel opment, of our state. Ah a United Stale« senator I will he in a position to more potentially make my fight for the extension or irrigation projects, and thé opening up of new tracts of laud under Irri-gatkin, which will result in attracting more people and more capital to our state and providing homes for re turning soldiers. NONPARTISAN LEADERS I ask the people of Idaho to hear in mind that Townley and the others of the Nonpartisan league "Big Five" who rule North Dakota, pay an av erage of only 7;l each in taxes. These are the same men who want to rule 78- CENT TAXPAYERS. Idaho and spend Your tax money. There is no longer any reason for any farmer or any other citizen of Bill Haywood is hut a child as com pard with Townley and LeSeuer. in his course, brutal, blunt way, he con tinned even after the espionage law was passed , but Townely *and Le Seuer cunningly changed their tac tics. Instead of assaulting the pres ident, they are telling the people what a great man he is. Do you be lieve them. They have no more re spect 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 de stroy our state. You need not he ashamed if you have given Townley sixteen dollars. His agents have fool ed many an honest man. The pity is that they have already destroyed some good men and women by inject ing into their minds anarchy, treason and rebellion. 1 am not appealing to those who be lieve Roosevelt is disloyal and his speeches all camouflage. I am talk ing to the honest farmer 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 the world. FRANK R. GOODING. Idaho to he deceived by these out siders. They have been shown up in their true colors, both in and out of the courts, and they have not ans wered a Single charge, Any who may have been deceived by j them can afford to be equally as I courageous and manful as Roosevelt has been. Even he admits they fool ed him for a time, but when he found them out he repudiated them, President Wilson o PRESIDENT WILSON WILL NOT STAND FOR ACTIONS OF FALSE OFFICIALS IN IDAHO. Every federal official holding a pos- l ition of any consequence in Boise is j aligned with the Nonpartisan league. | There is a reason for this. Under the rule at Washington, their appoint ment ^nd retention is solely up to the only present democratic member of congress from Idaho—Senator Nu gent. in in Horace Mann, self-confessed Soc ialist, I. W.W. and Bolshevik, arrest ed and held for trial for sedition, was permitted to go at large by United States Marshal, Roy Jones, although the United States Commissioner ad vised him that his bond had not been approved and that Mann was to lie taken into custody. United States: Attornev McClear has told people in •Boise there was a frame-up against i Mann, "and it is all darned foolish- i ness"—thereby showing his sym path.v. Mann's confession itself, and I the affidavit of many reputable citi zens of Idaho, show that Mann was arrested solely because of his treas Leaders Disloyal -o NONPARTISAN LEAGUE LEADERS REPUDIATE ROOSEVELT BUT STICK TO DISLOYALISTS. I ask the people of Idaho to remem-, ber the direct charges of disloyalty I made by the United States govern- j I ment, and by Theodore Roosevelt ! .and others, against Townley and Le | j Seuer and other Nonpartisan leaders. I I ask them to remember the revelat ! ions I have made from official docu j meats and from signed letters, show j ing Arthur L Setter, the Executive Secretary of the Nonpartisan league, who directs the campagin in Idaho j through McKatg and Seholtz, is an " " • " •• a Socialist and a traitor ro his country. THE ONLY ANSWER to this by the ! Nonpartisan league leaders in Idaho, is that Le Seuer is a great lawyer, Eleventh Hour FALSEHOODS BE ON VOI R GUARD AGAINST ELEVENTH HOUR FALSEHOODS. The campaign made by the Non-. partisan league leaders in Idaho has j been one of vinification and ground-; less accusations.They are now pre-1 paring to spring campaign falsehoods | so late in the day they cannot he re- ; fitted. Watch out for these eleventh ; I hour canards. They have presented no reason whatever why any of their candidates : should he nominated. They ltave no constructive or beneficial program for the taxpayers of Idaho. They have Samuels, their candi date for governor, and every other one of their candidates, completely : under their control. ' They have never given the people one line of constructive or beneficial imlicy. All they propose to do is to carry out the orders of their laisses from North Dakota. in j not fit to rule in Idaho, The mask lias been torn from these. I Nonpartisan league leaders. They are You can best do your duty to your state and nation and keep Idaho dean until the hoys come home by going to tlie polls and voting against them . onable utterances and actions, Why was he allowed to roam at large? Why is the United States Dis trict Attorney of Idaho so interested in this traitor? John Smeed, Deputy United States District Attorney for Idaho, was in sulting in his manner toward govern ment witnesses in the Mann case, in cluding Mr. Cramblett, whose son, Frank, gave his 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. I will de mand an investigation of these Fed i eral officials in Idaho, although the i indications are that President Wilson will institute an nvestigation before I can be seated and punish these false officials notwithstanding any senatOF ial influence that may be exerted in their behalf. but they say nothing about his Amer I icanism or his patriotism, for they j cannot. There is no such 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 Nonpartisan league leaders that Townley and Le Seuer have sent into Idaho to capt ure this state and install a Bolshevik! form' of government, but they were quick to repudiate Theodore Roose veil and to even go so far as to say this g rear American citizen Is disloyal They stand for traitors and grafters of all kinds, hut they damn true Am erkan citizens who have the courage and the manhood to expose them. WHO I AM FIGHTING. Whenever I make a case against ihe Nonpartisan league leaders they crawl behind the League members, I have never said or written one ____,__ league. My fight is ou-Towaiy, Le . . . . . . other League leaders who are trying *° deceive the farmers, word against the membership of the Seuer, McKaig, Seholtz, and all the TRYING TO DECEIVE THE PRES IDENT. Fred T. Dubois has been trying to deceive President Wilson as to the character of the Nonpartisan league leaders. There is no question that he will fall, because the National Democratic administration is fighting these same leaders in North Dakota with all the vigor at their command, and exposing them for their disloy ally and for having interfered with, the war.