Senator Borah's Sterling Worth And
The Estimate Placed Upon It
By Leading Statesmen
His Attitude Toward The Farmer's And Work
ing Man's Rights. His Patriotic Stand
Senator Borah today stands forth before the world as one of the
United States' leading statesmen ; this fact cannot be denied by a single
person; though they piay differ with him in politics, each and every
one of Idaho's citizens are doubly proud to point to him as their Senator;
they admit and arc proud of his genius, his ability and his sterling
qualities as a citizen and a statesman.
Does Idaho alone recognize this ability? Could there more
impressive recognition of his sterling worth than our President and the
leading statesmen of this Nation have placed upon it?
February 11th, 1918, President Wilson addressed our Senator as
February 11, 1918.
"THE WHITE HOUSE,
"My dear Senator:
"May I not express to you my warm appreciation of the whole
spirit and purpose of your speech to the Far Western Travelers' Asso
ciation? It is indeed heartening tc see such a spirit manifested by the
thoughtful men upon whom the whole country must depend for
"Cordially and sincerely yours,
"Hon. William E. Borah,
"United States Senate."
Listen to what Hon. Lee S. Overman, chairman of the Committee
on Rules of the United States Senate and the author of the Overman
Bill, addressed to Senator Borah, April 29th, 1918 :
April 29, 1918.
"UNITED STATES SENATE,
"Committee on Rules.
"My dear Senator Borah :
"Now that the great fight is over and a signal victory won by the
passage of the Overman Bill (S. 3771) by the great majority of 63 to
13, in which the President was so deeply interested, which will do so
much to bring order out of chaos and allow him to coordinate and con
solidate the different departments and agencies of the Government for
the purpose of greater efficiency, I desire to express to you, my dear
sir, my sincere appreciation of the great aid you gave me and the admin
istration in securing the passage of this bill. I feel satisfied, my dear
Senator, that if it had not been for your valuable aid I would not have
succeeded in getting it out of the Committee.
"Your valuable suggestions and aid in the Committee, and able
speech for the bill on the floor of the Senate, and the part you took in
the debate, materially aided in convincing Republicans and Democrats
of the necessity for such legislation. No senator has done more to aid
, in the passage of important war legislation than you, notwithstanding
\ the great opposition at times to many of these measures. I will say to
the President in this
you appreciates your help great
measure, and I have been so deeply impressed with your able assistance
to the Administration, that I am taking this opportunity to express to
you my grateful appreciation of your valuable help in securing the
passage of the Overman Bill, and other important measures which were
placed in my charge by the Administration.
"Again thanking you for your support in this great fight against
at first such tremendous odds, 1 am,
"Cordially and sincerely yours.
"LEE S. OVERMAN."
"Senator William E. Borah.
"United Stales Senate."
"STATEMENT OF THE FAMOUS DEMOCRAT, SENATOR
WILLIAMS, OF MISSISSIPPI, FROM THE
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, APRIL 24, 1918, PAGE 5961:
"REORGANIZATION OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS.
Mr. President, every patriotic American who
loves the American Republic, who loves the cause of liberty and democ
racy and the free pursuit of happiness throughout the world loves to
listen to the voice of the Senator from Idaho (Mr. Borah) whenever
he talks in this Chamber. I wish that every Democrat awl every Repub
lican in this Chamber, including myself, were a mere duplication of the
Senator from Idaho, who has kept his head level, himself jn poise, his
soul in loyalty and his interests undisturbed by war passion."
Arc these not the highest of high tributes to the Senator, his action
Observe, they come from
and worth in the United States Senate?
those who oppose him in political opinions and faith,
others from both Democrats and Republicans could be quoted.
Had he not been over faithful to bis duties, and the trust the people
of Idaho placed in his keeping, would such utterances have been de
Could any man present more loyalty than the Senator has to the
interests of the farmers and the working classes?
When monopolies and greedy, grasping, conniving capitalists for
their personal aggrandizement and the advancement of their already
swollen fortunes, were endeavoring, during the war, to control the prices
of all commodities and labor, to compel the farmer and laborers to
furnish their wares to them at such prices as monopoly might fix, and
in return to compel the same farmer and laborer to pay them such
exorbitant prices for the ordinary necessities of life, which they were
compelled to purchase, as this association of monopolists might think
proper, Senator Borah as early as June 22, 1917, presented to Congress
a remedy—it spoke volumes—it speaks for itself :
"Proposed by Mr. Borah to the hill (S. 2463) to provide further for
the national security and defense by encouraging' the production, con
serving and supply, and controlling the distribution of food products
and fuel, viz. : Add new sections as follows ;
. During the present war with Germany and when
the President of the United States shall so direct, the Federal Trade
Commission is hereby authorized and empowered to fix fair and reason
able prices, both wholesale and retail, of the following articles, to-wit:
Steel, coal, oil, farm implements, fertilizers, meats, bread, flour, and
such other foods as shall be designated from time to time by the Presi
dent ; and such articles of clothing as are usually worn by wage earners,
farm laborers, and laborers generally.
That when the price of any article shall have been
fixed or established as aforesaid, the President shall issue a proclama
tion announcing such price or prices and after the issuance of such
proclamation no higher price shall be charged or received by any one
for said articles.
"Sec.. That the President is hereby authorized and empowered
to prescribe such rules and regulations as he may deem essential for
the proper enforcement and observance of the prices fixed under this
Act. Any person who wilfully charges or receives a higher price for
any such articles than the price which shall have been fixed as afore
STAR-MIRROR, IDAHO. 30,
said shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall
be fined not exceeding $5,000 or be imprisoned for not more than one
year, or both."
Senator Borah is at his post of duty in Washington ; he has left
to the people of Idaho the question of his re-election, he has not sought
to sway their judgment by his personal presence; to be here would be
to forsake the duties and responsibilities placed upon him by the people
of Idaho; to be away from Washington when great and grave war
questions are being debated in Congress.
In the face of such handsome tributes, in the face of such sterling
worth and devotion to the principles of this Government, in this moment
when his ability and counsel is needed in the United States Senate, are
the voters of Idaho going to refuse by their votes to return him ?
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TO THE LOYAL DEMOCRATS OF IDAHO:
Democrats, Loyalty is one of the Great Virtues, and is in great
demand at the present time.
He who is disloyal at this time will not live long enough to
get rid of the stain.
We are to be put to the test as never before. Will we as a
party prove true? Will you as an individual Democrat stand the
test? I hope we will, and you will. Remember the wilful twelve.
Don't be disloyal. In 1912 when the Republicans were dissatisfied
with a steam-roller ticket, they put out another ticket and called it
They headed it with as loyal a man as lived and followed up
with a perfectly honorable and loyal set of candidates. They set
before the people their own principles on their own platform and
gave their reasons for their course. They won out over the other
faction. This was fair. Now, we Democrats have been unhorsed
by everything but Democrats. A lot of pro-Germans, I. W. W.'s
and Republicans who say they are Democrats. They know they
could not win office on a straight ticket of their own, but ask the
Democrats to help put them in possession of the government of our
beloved state of Idaho. Some of these leaders are disloyal, I. W.
W.'s and pro-Germans, or rejected Republicans. Others are sus
pected of disloyalty. None of the Non-partisan candidates should
be called true Democrats. No true, straight and loyal Democrat
should be found helping put them in possession of our government.
In other states the Non-partisans have unhorsed the Repub
licans in a similar way, saying they are Republicans, which goes
to show they are hypocrites, deceiving the people. Take for ex
ample our Non-partisan candidate for Congress, L. I. Purcell. He
is a life-long Republican who cannot win on his own ticket, and
after helping make the Republican state platform this year he says
he is a Democrat. Shades of Annanias, such hypocrisy! Honor
is a precious jewel, but do you Democrats think it rests on the
brow of L. I. Purcell? Well, I don't either! Wouldn't it turn your
stomach to have to say Hon. L. I. Purcell? The same of Jeppersen,
Samuels et al. They were put on the Democratic ticket by every
thing but Democrats. Now what shall we do? What ought we
to do? Do we Democrats owe the Bolshevikis our votes. Are we
going to give our state over to hypocrites and disloyalists? That
would make us a party to the act, disloyalists ourselves. I prefer
to vote for straight, honorable Republicans on a straight, honor
able ticket, to the Non-partisans, who are deceivers. We recom
mend the same course to all true and loyal Democrats. Now, you
farmers and townspeople who are loyal at heart, do not be further
deceived. Germany first wants to deceive the world, then ruin it.
Don't help any of their side shows. Be true, loyal citizens now
and you will never regret it.
M. N. WEBB.
Weiser, Idaho, Oct. 9, 1918.
(THE NEW FREEDOM)
Boise, Idaho, Oct. 18, 1918.
We will win this war
Nothing else really matters until we do!
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