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Metal Quotations
Laad, $8.05.
Spelter, $9.12'/a
Copper, $26.
Silver, $1.01 /$■
NO. 38.
Well Qualified Can
didates for All
No "Amenities" to Be Con
sidered by Republicans
Personnsl of Ticket
O republican in Shoshone coun
ty should permit himself to
be misled by tlie specious ar
gument that the "amenities"
of the political situation call upon him
to support the democratic county
ticket, or any part of it, out of com
pliment to democrats who may sup
port tlie republican state ticket. There
is no obligation of that kind, real or
implied, that should influence any re
publican, and it is put out at this time
to save the democratic county ticket,
from impending defeat. Republicans
respect and commend tlie atttiude of
those democrats who place the honor
and welfare of the state above a party
name, and a party name is all there is
to the democratic ticket in Idaho this
year, but they do not concede that
their commendable action is prompted
by any desire whatever to help the
republican party. It is a case of not
disliking republican party less, but the
nonpartisan league more. Two years
lienee the democrats of Idaho will be
lined up to oppose the very men they
are now claiming credit for helping
to elect, hence this appeal to the
"amenities of the situation" on the
part of republicans to help them to
entrench themselves In the control of
county governments as a basis for the
state organization they hope to build
up during tlie next two years. The
defeat of the nonpartisan league this
fall will eliminate it as a dangerous
factor in the state, and in the presi
dential election two years hence the
fight will again be on the old lines be
tween republicans and democrats.
Every republican vote for the demo
cratic county ticket helps to strength
en tlie democratic party in its future
fight against republicans for control
of the state and nation. Vote the re
, . , , , .. . .
publican ticket and vote it straight.
There are local issues Involved in
the county election that should Impel
not only every republican, but tax
1 layers generally, to vote for a change
in county administration, particularly
in view of the fact that the republican
county ticket is one of unusual ex
, ellence and commends itself to pub
lie confidence. Without imputing thej
motives or acts of any officer, the fact
may be stated that there is a wide
H| read feeling throughout the county
that there is great laxity in the en
forcement of the prohibition law, re
sulting in lowering the standard of
morality and exposing communities to
the demoralizing influence
liquor traffic in defiance of the law
and public sentiment that demands
that it be suppressed. Again without
imputing motives, attention is called
to the large expenditure made by the
present county administration in the
construction of a home for indigent
and an Isolation hospital, estimated at
$175,000, without first submitting an
estimate of the cost to the taxpayers
These institutions are
of the
foj approval.
far in excess of the needs of
county, and their construction at least
shows a lack of sound judgment and
business capacity on the part of those
who are responsible for them,
other matter of great concern to the
people who pay the taxes is the dis
tribution of the road fund. While the
more populous section of the county
has received much attention from the
county authorities, the outlying sec
tions have been sadly neglected. Spe
cific examples are found In
creek, the North .Side and the St. Joe.
Another example of neglect
failure to build two miles of new road
to Lookout pass, which would remove
the last barrier to making the Yellow
stone trail the most popular trans
ccntinental highway and bring thou
sands of dollars of tourist money
•lie county.
Is the
These are purely local questions
vital interest to the people of Sho
shone county, and they are mentioned
now on the eve of election in order
to call them to the attention of the
people In the hope that they will give
them due consideration before casting
their votes, and not with the view
Provoking controversy and disturbing
the "era of good feeling" that has pre
vailed locally during the campaign.
The present county officials will
doubt be able to offer an explanation
°f their record on these several quea
Shaft Is Down Almost 400
Underground Improvements.
W. Earl Greenough, manager of the
Idaho Carbonate Hill
Mining company, is quoted this week
as stating that the shaft on the
'erty is now' down 365 feet and is be
ing extended at the rate of about 115
feet per month.
A new blacksmith
shop, 16 by 25 feet, will be provided
under ground to prevent damage from
possible snowslides.
which the tunnel has its portal was
the scene of a disastrous slide last
The gulch in
winter, doing great damage
Reindeer and killing the manager. The
Idaho Carbonate is providing against
serious results in the event another
at the
slide comes down.
Death of George Sparenburg.
It was with real sorrow that the
news of the death of George Sparen
burg was received in this district. He
left here only about two weeks ago to
take up military training at Moscow,
where he contracted influenza which
was followed by pneumonia. Mr. Spar
enburg owned a promising group of
mining claims on Rig creek. He was a
practical miner and had worked in
the various mines of the district, his
last mining work being a contract to
sink a shaft on the Amazon-Dixie. He
was a genial, companionable young
man who had many warm friends in
tlie district. He was a member of the
Wallace lodge of Elks,
burg was buried at Fort Wright with
military honors.
Mr. Sparen
Silver Range
After crosscutting 70 feet and cut
ting what appears to be the vein,
drifting Is now in progress upon a very
favorable mineral showing, according
to a statement from E. M. Burt, man
ager of the Silver Range Mining &
Milling company, which is developing
a group of claims on the west fork of
Placer creek. The company owns a
group of claims joining the Chlcago
Boston on the east and presumably
covering tlie same vein,
brought to the city are described * as
quartz and iron with particles of ga
lena. Mr. Burt says that work will
soon be suspended until spring.
. . . . . _
S. Rowe, of the first district, and Dr.
jD. E. Keys, of the third, have served
members of the board of county
tions and it will then be up to the
voters to decide whether their ex
planation really explains. If it does
not, then the people of the county
have a speedy and effective remedy
through the election of the republican
It would be difficult to select a more
desirable trio for commissioners of
Shoshone county than the candidates
selected by the republican party. In
the first place, each of them is a bona
fide resident of the district he aspires
to represent. Two of them, Fremont
.i ■
commissioners before and the record
they made then is their best recom
second district E. W Miller, has never
»*eld P ubllc , , offlce ' bat b 8 r6C0rd *
a private citizen marks him as a man
admirably qualified for the position he
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resided many years in the county and
have the confidence and respect of
all who know them. Under their ad
ministration all the roads of all the
county would receive the attention
which they are entitled, and the public
funds of the county would be dis
bursed in a business-like manner and
in keeping with the progressive spirit
of the people of the county.
The candidate from the
All are successful men, have
In selecting A. H. Featherstone
Wallace, Henry W. Spinsby of Burke,
and Richard E. Thomas of Kellogg, for
representatives from this county
fair distribution was made geographi
cally. and from the standpoint of oc
cupation, the legal profession, mining
industry and business interests are
Featherstone has
served several terms in the legislature
which has given him a valuable ex
perience and wide acquaintance.
Spinsby Is a practical miner and
well equipped to represent this great
ining Interest of the county and labor
Mr. Thomas Is now mayor
ns well.
of the city of Kellogg and is a leader
in all movements designed for the ad
vancement of the business interests.
happy thought that came
It was a
the republicans of Shoshone counts
■hen they named John F. Ferguson
--'their candidate for treasurer,
habits, temperament, training and ex
perience all combine to fit him for
job. He Is an expert accountant,
occupation that requires the utmost
and in which he has
care and accuracy
achieved great success.
Mr. Ferguson
who stands high
Is a young man
community, where he has resided
seven years. He is absolutely depend
able and from every viewpoint he
admirably adapted to the duties of
office for which he Is
The Miner will not attempt to
the people of Shoshone counts
the qualifications of W.
He Is known
Herrick for assessor.
center to Lhe extreme limits
from the
of the county, and every
(Continued on page •)
Scott Will Enforce the Law
of Shoshone
The election of Jeptha H. Scott
county will be accepted as formal notice ttiat beginning
dfice and continuing tin - I
of thelthe
with the day he takes over the
til he turns it over to his successor the laws
state are going to be enforced. There will be no playing j 1
to the galleries, no making an example of one
scores of others equally guilty go unpunished; all vlolat-jthe
ors of the law will look alike to Sj'ott, and he will proceed
■ 1 th a consden-i
to perform his sworn duty under the law
ttous and fearless determination that is characteristic
the man. It was because he possessed these qualities that
he was brought out for sheriff by the republicans, and
it is these qualities that will elect him on November 5. Even Bob Pfeil
must admit that Scott is going to give him "a close shave."
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Harry Rogers and His Qualifications
It may be that there are men who are better qualified
for tile position of auditor and recorder than Harry A.
Rogers, the republican candidate for that office, but they
are not to be found in Shoshone county. Ho has been j
engaged in the abstract business all his life. He served
eight and a half years as deputy auditor and recorder in
this county, four years under Stanley P. Fairweather, re*
publican, and four a half years under the late Joint
sheehy. democrat, lie therefore has the general qiialifioa
turns and experience one who aspires to
position, and also the intimate personal knowledge of the
forms and methods that prevail In this particular office.
Another things in connection with the candidacy of Mr. Rogers which de
He is a firm believer in the principle of patronizing
serves consideration,
home industry, and if elected he will practice that principle in the em
He has been a resident of Wallace fourteen
ployment of his office force,
years. He served six years on the Wallace school board, and during that
period the splendid high school building was constructed and the facilities
of the Wallace public school expanded to a point unexcelled in tlie north
To say that he represents the highest type of American citizenship
and if elected will give the public the very best of service, is simply to ex
know him best.
the estimate in which he is held by those win
Spinsby Stands for Sane Legislation
Twelve years continuously engaged in mining In the
Coeur d'Alene district should give a man an insight into
mining industry that is of great value to a represen
tative in the legislature. He should be in position to rep
resent with equal fairness the interests of the employer
and employe, and also the interests of the public at large
which is dependent upon the mining Industry. It is upon
this ground that Henry W. Spinsby, republican candidate
for the legislature, appeals for support. He is a laboring
in the true sense of the word, liberal in his views,
constructive legisla
and will stand for progressive and
Harry McAllister and His Qualifications
It is one thing for a representative
what he
in the legislature to know
wants in the way of legislation and
another thing to "know how to get it.
The representative who
these two qualities is the man who will
Such a man is Harry C.
get results.
McAllister, republican candidate for
state senator. He is essentially what
is popularly termed a man of affairs,
accustomed to doing business with all
of people and to hold positions
of trust and responsibility. He was a
traveling salesman for 14 years.
he was master fish warden
seven years
of the state of Oregon, having been
appointed by a commission consisting
of the governor, secretary of state and
the state treasurer, a position that
practically intrusted to him the regu
lation of the second industry of the
state and in which he handled annu
ally approximately half a million dol
lars of public funds. In 1912 Mr. Mc
Allister was manager in charge of all
arrangements for the supreme grand
lodge of Elks which was held in Port
In that capacity he
land that year,
collected $116,000 from Portland busi
for the entertainment of the
ness men
Elks, of which $94,000 was spent un
direction and the balance
der his
turned back to the contributors. Since
coming to Wallace in 1915, he has
built up a prosperous mining broker
and investment business, and has
Now Spans the North Fork Short Dis
tance Above Prichard.
Under the direction of E. C. Pulaski,
district forester, of this city, the gov
ernment forest service has completed
the construction of a suspension bridge
the North Fork of the Coeur
d'Alene river at a point about a quar
ter of a mile above Prichard,
former bridge was carried out by high
The new bridge
water last winter,
is suspended upon piers 28 feet above
high water mark, and having no pier
in the channel it is believed that It
will escape damage from future floods.
The main span Is 175 feet in length
and another span leading from the
The bridge Is not
bank Is 70 feet,
wide enough to accommodate vehicles
is designed only for the use of
footmen and pack horses.
Old Veteran.
M. J. Farrell, manager of the Old
Veteran, reported the first of the week
that the crosscut had passed through
the horse and was then in vein ma
terial, with stringers of talc having
corresponding to the general
He regarded the
of the veing very favor
a course
course of the vein.
able to an ore body.
Case Continued.
The pergonal injury case of John H.
Welch against the Consolidated Rex
Mining company has been postponed
ntil November 18, owing to the ab
sence of an Important witness for the
acquired a thorough knowledge of the
mining industry which will be of great
value to him as a representative of
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tills county in the legislature,
ar.d Mrs. McAllister have given much
time to Red Cross work and to all oth
er war activities. Mr. McAllister's per
sonality is that of a good mixer, ac
customed to speak In public, and hav
ing training and experience that well
adapt him to the work of a legislator.
Holdings of Alien Owners Taken Over
by the Government.
The turning back of its stock in the
Interstate-Callahan company in con
sideration of the cancellation of its ore
contract was quickly followed by legal
steps necessary to dissolve the Amer
ican Metal company. For this purpose
a meeting of stockholders has been
called for November 22, according to
a report from New York.
Shares owned by enemy aliens, com
prising about 49 per cent of the stock
of the company, were taken by the
government in January, 1918. Five
directors were appointed to represent
the shares. Directors appointed to
represent the shares taken over con
stituted a third only of the entire
directorate, and it Is stated officially
that no cause was discovered for
changes in executive control.
Diamond Drill at C. & R.
The announcement that work with a
diamond drill had started on the C. &
R., made in the Miner last week, was
premature. Arrangements had been
made some time ago, but sickness pre
vented beginning operations. Russell
Collins, manager of the property, came
up from Spokane Tuesday evening
and went to the property yesterday.
The representative of the diamond
drilling company with his equipment
will be on the ground before the week
is out and the prospecting work will
proceed as Indicated in last week's
Prepares to Explore Ground Under
Town of Waranoi.
In anticipation of extending its op
erations under the tow n of Wardner,
North Bunker Hill Mining coin
secured lenses from eigli
teen lot owners, giving the company
explore the ground
ore therefrom upon the
1 -nny has
privilege to
jand remove
payment of a royalty of 15 per cent
When the
upon all ore so removed.
patent was issued to the townslte of
Wardner it was understood that it
applied to surface rights only, as it
is in the heart of a rich mineral sec
tion and is presumed to cover rich
mineral deposits. But it now appears
that no such limitation is
patent and that therefore title held
by lot owners includes the ground be
iveath the surface. In order to forestall
any conflicting claims as to ownership
the North Bunker llill company has
secured leases which will enable it to
carry out its plans of exploration. The
company will install a new
and hoist, improvements that are am
ply justified by the encouraging show
ing of ore in the shaft.
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In tiie North American Review War
Weekly, edited by Colonel George
Harvey, "The Two Issues: War and
Peace," is the subject of a most time
ly and instructive article by the ed
itor. Ho compares in characteristic
style the attitudes of the two parties
toward war before the war and since,
and their present attitudes toward
peace, and makes a strong appeal for
the return of a republican majority in
both houses of congress. Here are
some signilicant extracts:
Republican Record.
"We hope the republican party will
win. It has been the war party from
the beginning and is the war party to
day. Its leaders were tlie lirst to rouse
tlie country to a sense of its moral ob
ligations and its material
public representatives have shown far
greater unanimity than their political
opponents in providing for vigorous
prosecution by tlie army and tlie navy
and have done their work far more in
telligently, far more justly, far more
patriotically. It has not wavered and
I does not waver now in determination
to exact inexorably full penalties for
the most awful crimes ever commit
ted in the history of civilization. Its
resolution is fixed and unchangeable.
It makes no explanation. It needs no
interpreters. It knows and all the
world knows precisely where it stands.
Democratic Record.
j "W'e hope the democratic party will
be beaten. It has been pacifist from
the beginning and is pacifist today. It
has never comprehended and does not
now comprehend the mighty issues in
volved. Beginning with a confession
of inability to perceive a difference be
tween the causes of the war, between
good and evil, between righteousness
and damnation, continuing with avow
ed ambition to achieve piece without
victory, without indemnities for the
frightful wrongs done, then proceed
ing with a futile effort to play the role
of a great magistrate pledged to 'no
discrimination between those whom
we wish to be just and those to whom
we do not wish to be just,' concluding
with indignant notice to Germany that
'the world does not want terms' and
then forthwith at the first opportunity
beginning to discuss terms, its execu
tive lias stood first upon one leg and
then upon the other until nobody liv
ing can tell whether he is going back
ward or forward or what he wants or
how he aims to get it.
Take Your Choice.
"The great task of the new congress
is bound to be readjustment of the old
order to the new, organization of the
great forces of industry and transpor
tation, reconstruction of the multifar
ious elements that constitute the ba
sis of the living, the happiness and
the liberties of the people.
"Which of the two great parties is
the better equipped to solve these
mighty problems intelligently and
Justly? We are unable to see how
shadow of a doubt can blur any
thoughtful mind."
White Gets Commission.
John C. White, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Wlhite, of this city, received no
tice yesterday that he had been
pointed second lieutenant of infantry
and expects to receive orders to re
port for duty at Camp McArthur,
Texas, by the loth of November. Af
ter completing the course of military
training at Harvard, Mr. White re
ceived a certificate to the effect that
he was qualified for military instruet
*r or to enter an officers' training
camp. He chose the latter and his
commission as a second lieutenant
follows his strenuous training at Pull
man, where he has been the past two
months. He is now at home and will
probably remain here until he reports
for .duty.
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(jaVC HlS I 11116 aiKl
Money Freely and
State Loan Committee Gives
Facts and Highly Com
mends Davis
HE tongue of slander is very
busy in Shoshone county during
these last days of the cam
paign. Hardly had the malicious
charge that D. W. Davis, republican
candidate for governor, regarding his
management of tile Liberty loan cam
paign, been exposed and exploded in
soutli Idaho, when the same falsehood
was revamped for use in Shoshone
county by the agents of Samuels and
the nonpartisan league. When the
charge was first published in a soutli
Idaho paper, Mr. Davis was promptly
and completely exonerated in a letter
signed by tile members of the Liberty
loun committee for Idaho. Possibly
many readers of the Miner have not
seen this letter and may therefore bo
misled by the pernicious propaganda
of tlie nonpartisan league in this coun
ty . The letter is here reproduced in
order that the fair-minded people of
tins county may know that
Davis, instead o£ profiting
D. W.
the chairmanship of the Liberty loan,
freely gave his time and money to this
patriotic work:
Boise, Idaho, October 10, 1918.
Hon. D. VA Davis, American Falls,
Ida. Dear Mr. Davis: Referring to
the article published in the
if October 4.
County News under date
In justice ti
committee and to
tlie committee during the second and
the state Liberty loan
you as chairman of
third Liberty loan campaigns, we be
lieve a statement of facts Is due from
We do not care to dispute or deny
the figures given in tlie above men
statement to the actual facts and fig
The expenses
second campaign were $1,999.10.
but will confine our
incurred during tlie
was tlie exact amount expended by
mittee and for which the fed
eral reserve batik at San Francisco
reimbursed the committee.
The items of "personal" and "trav
eling" to which tlie writer of this ar
which lie endeavors to create the Im
pression was money actually paid to
you for your time, do not represent
tlie facts as these items were for ex
incurred by the authority of
tlie whole committee. The system of
accounting adopted by tlie treasury
department, specifically provides that
accounts be rendered by the chair
man and distributed under a number
of various heads.
All checks issued by the federal re
serve bank for reimbursement for
these expenses are made payable to
the chairman of the state committee
as a safeguard against improper dis
tribution and is done under a ruling
of the treasury department.
The writer of this article is mistaken
when he infers that this money was
paid to you for your personal serv
ices, which he estimates at about $20
per day as you were not paid one
cent for your services which you loy
ally and patriotically gave in carrying
both the second and third Liberty
loan campaigns to a complete and suc
cessful conclusion, as all of the people
of Idaho are well aware.
We further desire, to confine our
statement to facts and not "rumors"
regarding your resigning as chairman
of the committee. You were not asked
nor requested by the officials of the
federal reserve bank at San Francisco
to resign as chairman. On the con
trary you were requested and urged by
them to remain as chairman. You,
however, voluntarily requested the
committee to accept your resignation
as chairman, which after due consid
eration, it did, and unanimously in
dorsed Monte B. Gwlnn for chairman
to succeed you and he was duly and
formally made chairman by the gov
ernor of the federal reserve bank of
San Francisco.
Trusting this statement of facts by
the committee, all of whom attach
their signatures hereto, will be given
proper consideration by the writer
the article referred to, and that he
will be fair enough to correct any
v.rong impression his article may have
given, we are, very respectfully yours,
Idaho Liberty Loan state central

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