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Loyal People of Idaho Will Not Stand for Candidates
Who Are Under the Thumb of LeSeuer
/
Overpowering Proof of the Connection of Nonpartisan
League Leaders With the 1. W. W. Forces Some
Admissions—Effort to Give Standing in Idaho to a
Notorious I. W. W. and Sedition-Breeder Who Was
Kept in the Background Until I Tore Off the Mask.
The Nonpartisan league lead
ers have been smoked out as to
The proI
have presented has been more
than they could stand. IF IT
HAD NOT BEEN FOR THIS
Arthur LeSeuer.
!
PROOF THEY WOULD HAVE
GONE ON TRYING TO FOOL
THE FARMERS OF IDAHO
ABOUT THIS I. W. W. LEAD-1
ER BY KEEPING HIM IN THE
BACKGROUND READY TO
SPRING AS IDAHO'S LEGAL
ADVISER FROM NORTH DA
KOTA IN CASE THE NON
PARTISANS WIN IfJ THE NO
VEMBER ELECTION.
These Nonpartisan league
leaders now admit LeSeueFs
connection with the league but
deny he was "national secre
tary", but documentary evidence
(see his letter on this page)
shows that he signed himself
National Nonpartisan league by
Arthur LeSeuer, executive sec
retary.
THESE NONPARTISAN
LEAGUE LEADERS IN IDA
HO BRAZENLY ATTEMPT TO
ft
DEFEND LE SEVER AND TO
GIVE HIM SOME CHARAC- !
TER AND STANDING IN THIS
STATE.
These Nonpartisan I e a g
leaders of Idaho express their
pride in Arthur LeSeuer, but
the loyal people of Idaho do not
u e
and will not.
THE LOYAL PEOPLE OF
IDAHO DO NOT WANT THEIR
PUBLIC SERVANTS UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF SUCH A
PERSON AS—
Arthur LeSeuer, comrade of
Bill Haywood, who wrote Hay
wood a seditious letter against
the government, even going so
far as to urge opposition to leg
islation to curb German spies in
this country.
Arthur LeSeuer, notorious I.
W. W. agitator, LEADER OF
THE ORGANIZATION THAT
HAS HELD UP FARMERS
WHEREVER THEY HAVE OP
ERATED, AND PRACTICED
SABOTAGE OF THE MOST
DAMNABLE VARIETY—THE
SAME GANG THAT THE
FARMERS OF IDAHO WERE
COMPELLED TO ORGANIZE
AGAINST FOR SELF PRO
TECTION.
Arthur LeSeuer, who, in an
other letter signed himself
"Yours for the revolution."
Arthur LeSeuer, who, with
other I. W. W.8, was arrested
- V
I Am Fighting Disloyalty in
* «
Idaho and the Agents of Disloyalty Are Fighting Me."-Frank R. Gooding
and jailed at Minot, N. D.,
where they sang, "To Hell With
the Government."
Arthur LeSeuer, who, with
Townley, has been branded by
Roosevelt as being as dangerous
for America as Lenine and Trotz
b y were f or Russia.
Arthur LeSeuer, who sent
Horace Mann to Idaho to preach
sedition and Socialism to the
farmers of Idaho.
Arthur LeSeuer, who directs
the political campaign of the
Nonpartisan league leaders of
Idaho as part of a conspiracy to
set up a form of Bolshevik! gov
ernment in this state.
THE TRUTH ALWAYS HURTS
Of course the truth hurts.
You talk about loyalty, McKaig
and Scholtz. You have the same
quality of loyalty as your
ters, Townley and LeSeuer. Read
about their loyalty on this page.
You brought the Townley brand
of 'loyalty" to Idaho, Ray Mc
Kaig. I will see that you dp not
divert the minds of the people
from the real issue.
mas
You act in the capacity of
retary of the Nonpartisan league
in Idaho : a new Position was ere-1
uted for Scholtz, who is called
sec
the Manager of the campaign.
^ NOT TRUE THAT YOU
REPORT TO THE EXECUTIVE
^ E( "RETARY, LE SEUER,
ONCE A WEEK. Is it not true
are
as
that you could be dismisssed by
Townley without a moment's no
tice? You and Scholtz are but
mere puppets, employed by the
most dangerous men this
try has ever known.
coun
TO THE FARMERS OF IDAHO
I wsant to say that I arp mak
ing your fight. I am making
fight for every good loyal citi
zen in this state. No one knows
the farmers better than I do.
Ninety-five per cent of them
as true and loyal Americans
can be found on earth. Five pier
cent of them are rank Socialists.
I am not addressing my remarks
to them.
Loyal citizens of Idaho, this
government has paid out mil
lions of dollars for war contracts
scattered in practically every
state in the Union, with the
ception of Idaho and two others.
If we keep our state clean, capi
tal will be seeking investments
along every line in our state.
New settlers will be seeking
homes in this great common
wealth of ours. If Townley
a
ex
successful in Idaho at the com
ing election, not a dollar of out
side capital will come to this
state.
DO YOU WANT TOWNLEY
GOVERNOR OF IDAHO?
BEAR IN MIND, ALL THE
TIME, THAT TOWNLEY HAS
ELECTED HIMSELF FOR 12
YEARS AS THE MASTER AND
THE CZAR OF THE NONPAR
TISAN LEAGUE IN THIS
COUNTRY AND THAT HE
WILL BE IDAHO'S CHIEF EX
ECUTIVE, DICTATING ITS
POLICY, THROUGH HIS REP
RESENTATIVES. McKAIG and
SCHOLTZ. *
Many are asking the question,
why, if Townley is a traitor, he
is still at large. This question
was asked by Senator Sherman.
Read his remarks in the Con
gressional Record of May 8, page
6716. I leave it to you why
Townley is at large. I do not
know: Here is what Senator
Sherman said:
"Townley, the man who,
on the 8th of July, 1917, at
Buffalo Lake, in Sargent
County, N. Dak., delivered
himself of these sentiments,
AT HEART WAS NOT A
GOOD CITIZEN, whatever
promises he may make now,
however plausible may be
i
his denunciation of others,
however much he may ac
cuse others of falsehoods.
"Mr. Townley is on record
not only in this extract from
his speech, MUT IN MANY
OTHERS AS A SEDITIOUS
CHARACTER HIMSELF.
As I stated a few days ago,
he was five times on the
platform with Frank Little
in the state of Montana. HE
WAS THERE FOR SEDI
TIOUS PURPOSES. He was
caught in the company of
the I. W. W.s in that state,
They' were engaged in dis
turbances of the public
peace. What they did is well
known in that state."
DON'T FORGET THIS
Every legislative candidate
the Nonpartisan League is pled
ged to vote only for such legis
lation as is approved by their
executive committee, which
means Townley and LeSeuer.
Are not the candidates of the
Nonpartisan League for state
offices similarly pledged as to
their duties?
of
FRANK R. GOODING.
Read the following facsimile letter written to Governor
Burnquist of Minnesota by Arthur LeSeuer, notori
ous Socialist and I. W. W. agitator, and executive
secretary of the National Nonpartisan league. Le
Seuer is the man who sent Horace Mann to Idaho to
spread sedition. LeSeuer is the man who wrote Bill
Haywood a seditious letter against the government.
You will notice LeSeuer signs himself "Executive
Secretary" of the National Nonpartisan League. I
have a photograph of this letter, sent me by the gov
ernor of Minnesota.
NATIONAL NONPARTISAN LEAGUE
A. O. Townley, President.
'National Headquarter»
ST. PAUL, MINN.
March 6, 1918.
Hon» J. A. A. Burnquist,
State Capitol,
St. Paul, Minnesota.
Dear Governor Burnquist:
The Minnesota branch of the National Nonpartisan League in co
operation with Organized Labor of the Twin Cities will hold the 1st
Nonpartisan Campaign Rally at the St. Paul Auditorium on March 19th,
20th and 21st.
I am authorized to extend to you, as Governor of this State,
cordial invitation to attend this Rally and address the meeting
our
for such time and upon such subjects as you may desire. We would
like an early response in order that our Program may be completed
and adjusted to the Speakers who will be there. If possible give ua
the subject of your address and the specific day and time of day
most convenient to you.
We expect ta have a very large attendance at this Rally and
will appreciate your attendance and address, should you find it pos
sible to honor us with your presence»
Very respectfully yours,
NATIONAL NONPARTISAN LEAGUE
By ARTHUR LeSEUER,
Executive Secretary.
AL/MA
Read Governor Burnquist's Reply to Arthur LeSeuer, Executive Sec
retary of the National Nonpartisan League. Do Not Miss a Word of
This Letter. It States Many Important Truths.
Arthur Le Seuer, executive »ecre
tary, the National Nonpartisan
league, 8t. Paul, Minn.
Dear Sir—Your invitation to ad
dress the Nonpartisan campaign ral
ly Is declined by me for the follow
Ing reasons:
The name of your league Implies
that It Is non-partisan, but In fact,
there la no organization more par
jtisan. At this time, when other po
lltical parties are trying to put aside
for the good of the country, any fac
tional spirit that might exist, your
organization is doing everything
within Its power to increase It.
At the time of our entrance Into
the European conflict your orgnniz
er» condemned our government for
entering the war- When it became
apparent that this course would re
suit In disaster for their organisa
turn, they changed their course and
made an eleventh-hour claim to pure
loyalty, but, notwithstanding this
clalm, the National Nonpartisan
leagne Is a party of discontent- It
has drawn to It the pro-German ele
ment of our state. Its leaders have
. w,,h the law '
less 1. W. W. and with the Red Soc
I »lists, pacifists and peace advocates,
whose doctrines are of benefit to Oer
■""•bers.
es.s-fâ ,? f the . e ?! gue ^
catered to that faction of labor which
been op
^nlv * 1 ? orders
T Y d "' y who l iu£
eentiva ** 018 ®*'
t i e J3S Ue '» We ~
rounrii whinh »h» P©opl© • Pe«ce
non or AuKust 28, 1917, was barred
from meetings In this state,
and thereafer In Wlseoneln and III
Inols, but which was Invited to North
Dakota by It» governor, who was
elected through the efforts of your
league. Th« cheering and thh ap
plaudlng of the unpatriotic utter
ances of Senator La Follette at your
. last convention put a stamp of dis
loyalty on It that can never be eras
»li 0 ^rf»^ re T ,t K P S bUci ^ •* ont
lost the position he held at that time
-î 1 * »apport«*! La PoIlette'W
unpatriotic Ideas, and after his dis
charge by his employer he was em
ployed^ by your Nom parti «an league,
^ Another of your leaders, Joseph
OllberL called a director and mnna-,
fo .1 «>"*««,1 by
" *îî. hls Ç* 1 * 10 !" 1 utteri
ances. He, together with Mr. Mana
Hon Mn»P t< J r M ey .. 0f your or ganl 2 a
« VP U J U,eJ a ,,rike
al U |nf^r««| l P^f t ^i. ad, ! ance the pol,tlc '
tSI« i eagUe '
slanriarad^nhtl^ 6 . 11 i h o V a maliciously,
the nnhHe P ««fl»v , o,J' lted i m 1 em l ,e^ • of
attemnt In commission. In an
eJs and ' he farm '
al DurDoaea*or*VoifrVmi th ? pol,tlr '
self-constituted hJd«£ 0llt fc aI party '' ,
the^real Vaianeis*no™ reaj°laborer«'
Uborera,
l>ut self-seeking demagogues, who,
the actual farmers and the actual
laboring men of our state will soon-1
Pr or lu,er flnd . are nothing but pre
tended friends, wolves parading In
«deep's clothing.
You. who appear to be the xecu
live secretary of this organ n, |
were the attorney who defended the
murderers In the I. W W. trouble
on the range two years ago. and j
who has assisted the 1. W. W. organ
Ization, which has already aunounc
ed that It has Its intention ultimate
ly to take the farms from the farm
ers, whose headquarters since the
commencement of the war have been
raided by the federal government, 1
and whose members are now taking
refuge In such,organizations as the j
National Nonpartisan league. |
How, under such circumstances,
the farmers of Minnesota, who have
been threatened with the loss of
their farms, who have time and time
again been compelled to appeal to
peace officers for protection against
members of this lawless anarchistic
organization, can now Join a league
J 111 * 1 Promote rs whose sympathies
have been with this lawbreaking
Bolshevik element in our society. Is
well night Incomprehensible
I. Another reason for declining your
Invitation is the possibility of con-,
»truing my presence at your partisan
campaign rally by some as an In
? 0r " raent of your propaganda. It
° f , coar8P ' ,hp du,y of ,hp goT '
I ( " rnor t0 bp fa,r to all classes and to
° pp °*V' iy : , . p " 8 . ram whl, h |H ap t «0,1
fohuU in a c.ivirlon of our Mate Into
. &UCh urravln * of Claes
against class would be welcomed by
the enemies of our republic, for such
a course would tend to defeat our
nation In this war und will eventual
ly mean the dissolution of our form
of government and the undcrmlnln.
of the economic and political freedom
of our people.
In declining lo speak at vour oar
ty's rally I wish to say further that
for men there ere during this war
but '"° P artlf *. one composed of loy
allst« and the ofher of th-' dlaloval
1st». The only perty whose can«» I
shall strive at this time to advance
Is the party composed of thos- Amer
leans who, heart and soul are lovai
to their country. The only Issue that
to me Is paramount at this time I»
the winning of thl. war Jd that
cannot be done If our hou o Is to
be divided 'gainst Itself thrnnih
raise accusation, on thena o f
1,tlcal agitators ouch as those wh^
head your organization °
The only party and polltlcla-s
I am In this campaign going to on
P°*e are that party and those politic
Ians who, for party purpose,/ hv Inu
cm, ° or otherwise. are dUcourarins
our people by claiming this a war
b «'gun by the rich, or that the bur
the will fall mo^e
heavily on one class than mother,
who make »tu lenient» wh!ch In *omo
way or another will lengthen the con
diet by creating cl 1 asitlltMUOD at
home and thus indirectly cause the
death of additional thoucanda. If not
millions, of our fellow citizens ou
European batlledelds.
"We all agree that war prufltecr*
should be dealt with as drastically as
It Is possible to deal with them But
It cannot be »aid that this !» a rich
man's war. for hose who have galn
ed most from It would have mads
greater profits If the United States
had not entered It. I hold no br.of
for any class, but to make ilw* furm
ers or laboring men believe their
sons are discriminated against In
this war. as implied In your state
ment of principles. 1» treasonable
conduct, for the rich man's sons ere
conscripted proportionately to »
greater extent than some of the
farmers and laborers
Your leaders are continually at
tacking what you term big bu»l
ness " Personally I sm as strongly
oposed as anyone to what Is known
as government by big business.
would be equally opposed to a *ov
ernraent by any particular Industrial
class The public official who would
allow himself to be controlled by ths
self appointed guardians of some el
einem of eoclety would thereby ren
der himself unfit to hold public of
flee If I. as governor of this slate,
would permit myself to be put In »
poaitlon where I could be compelled
lo cater to any particular eet of men.
could not be fair to organized labor
or unorganized labor, lo furnier«' or
ganlzntlons. to big business or lo 111
tie business
' K,l,, wlng, ns I do. the political sm
bltlons of your organization and tn«
fa,ae charges that some of Its le» d '
Br " Hnd agents have made tbrougn
v,,ur " ffl clnl newspapers against hon
ust and patriotic public official*. *
cannot believe that back of the Invl
ta,lon you have sent me Is any * ln '
cerlty of purpose. The failure on
tbp P' ,rl of anyone to turn over the
Btn,e government to those of four
om t p rs who have assumed the or
Kanlzatlon of the alleged NonpartUM
,ea * up and the control of the mil
of dollars collected from «•
members, will undoubtedly create op
l ,OBlt, on. but I know that such men
Pending to be friends of some
Particular class and deceiving »ow»
well-intentioned people, cannot lonl
continue their policy of deception,
for thp patriotic farmers In the coun
,ry and ,hp loyal laboring men In
"'® p,,y *"ow that their true trim*
are um °n« those who strive for «J*
maintenance of law, order snd Ju
« lpe - especially In this, the most »«P
tous hour of our history, for that
un,t V of ,he American pc >pl" esse
,lftl to lhe "uccessful termination
war. Very truly your«
J, a. A. BURNQUIST.

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