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There has been a rumor current for
tlie past few days to the effect that
some of Elmore County s officias
were taken at private expense to
Idaho City, in the interest of having
tlie tmber in HI mere County Nease
l raised. '
in view of the fact that the rumor,
pers's's in not being downed, we be-|
iieve that the following from the
C leant ater Republican of November
2Jth might be read with profit by the
taxpayers of the (ounty. I
"Timber Cruise Looks Like Rank
''The above heading appeared in
the Clearwater Republican in its Issue
of February 27, 1916. At the time
the Nease cruise was being imposed
on the people of Clearwater county
the Clearwater Republican, among
other things, raised two objections:
First. That'the cruise, if of any
value, would necessitate the heavy
annual expense of a re-cruise, or re
checking, every year.
Second. That the Nease cruise
might be but. another crooked scheme
to skin the people; that the people
had no way of knowing whether the
proposed cruise was good or bad, cor
rect or tinacurate; that it would be
an easy matter, if Neasei were crooked
for him to do this county Immense
damage by overestimating one owner
and underestimating another body of
And if' any were so dis
posed; if timber owners, immensely
Interested in having a low estimate
of their holdings came across, what
might happen were it made an ob
ject for Nease to favor those willing
to maJie it an object for Nease to
find considerably less; yes, millions
less, timber than an. honest cnulse
would show? The Republican warn
ed the peopiie that they had no pro
tection; that their interests were in
jeopardy; that the proposed cruise
would be of doubtful value. Wei
warned the people that the "Timber
Cruise Locks Like Rank Graft."
Information coming to the Republi
can recently justifies all former
The Nease cruise is rotten and
worthless as a baa's for the
ment of timber.
One need go no
farther than 38-3.
that the Nease erirse show's hurt a
small fraction of the actual timb'er,
possibly only 20 per cent of the act
ual value in some instances.
Here it is said
The records show that
turned in cruises
land, not subject to taxation, but
on government
which the former county board. Messrs,
Frank Zelenka, Elmer Torgerson and
Frank Harrison., accepted and paid fed
at the rate of 12y 2 cents an acre I
rr, ... I
These thing® are enough to warrant
suspicion. Add to this the fact, If!
we are to believe the statements of
reliable parties, that the Nease 1
cruisers went only once through ai
forty, and sometimes turned in
much as 14 forties per day, an im-1
possible area for any cruiser. We'the
would then ask the people what they'
think of the Nease cruise as a basis
for taxation purposes?
In view of these things, the peo
ple should do one of two things:
First: Abandon the Neaset cruise
altogether, and go back to the old
system for assessment purpose, or
Second: Retain the Nease cruise,
but re-oruise the 400,000 acres, or
enough of it to assure accuracy.
Enough is known to justify the
county authorities in refusing to use
this cruise as a basis for assessing
the county in 1916. This cruise is
the most colossal outrage ever per
petrated on a people in any county in
the state Idaho since time began.
It offered the most fertile field for
graft of any deal Clearwater has had
to face. The people may draw their
own conolnsionis as to what might
have happened,, if Nease overlooked as
much as 80 per cent of white pine
and other timber in some localities.
What object would It be for Nease
cruisers to report only a hundred
thousand of white pine per forty if
there is really more than four times
that amount?
Another question: Why was that
suit, started by the -timber companies,
against^ Nease cruise so suddenly
The Republican makes no charges
of graft.
It is referring to a few
facts and leaving the people to draw
Republican Changes Hands.
With th'e issue the management of
the Elmore County Republican passes
to the Mountain Home Co-operative
I Irrigation company, the transfer tak
I tag effect last Monday, November 29th!
* it will be six years January 1st
m6 8ince 0 E . NoreIll an<J , tlle pres .
^ the Republican
pjamt from a stock company, Mr.'
Nctc11 d;sposlni g of h , is interest to
the preamt wrlter one ye ar later
wPo Pas g j nce remained sole owner,
| manager and editor.
R is not wlthout regret that we re
tire from ithe ne W8paper field in
fountain Home, but we feel that we
oanj]W)t , d0 justice to ourselves and
the , M , op]e of Eknore County in the
I limited field afforded two news
During the six years we have
edited the paper we havei made many
and valued friends and the necessary
quota of enemies consequent on the
editing of an honest and fearless
i newspaper.
| In a few weeks, or as soon as cer
, tain legal requirements can be com
| plied with tlie two papers will be con
With these brief remarks we bid
our readers good-by and hope that
the next few years may bring abundant
prosperity to all.
Very truly,
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Your Opportunity to Bring Christmas
to Those Who Need Cheer
The Red Cross Seals have all the
significance of the regular Christmas
stickers, but that does not begin to
tell their story, in addition to a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year greeting, the Red Cross Seals
typify ais nothing else of their kind
docs the real Christmas spirit of
love and sympathy and service for a
brotherhood of suff; ring humanity.
They carry a message of helpful In
terest to forlorn hearts which cannot
be directly reached, however much
we may be willing. They give ex
pression to the best Impulse that
oomee from the heart of man—that
of helpfulness to the unfortunate.
c in s of poverty, misery and dis
They represent a real and
potent effort to translate this spirit
of helpfulness imo efficient service
j i .• j
toward alleviating the sorrow and
suffering which follow dm the train
of the Great White Plague. They
4ve joy alike to the heart of the
B inder and to the recipient and help
.some less fortunate brother beyond
personal reach of either
has already or may become the vlc
t m of turberculosis. And tuberculos a
io save the life and happiness of
te so largely a community sin.
Placed on correspondence,'Christmas
gifts, pay envelopes, they carry at
once a gladsome message, a oher
ished hope and sympathy that can
not be misunderstood.
The Sub Rosa club he.ld an unus
ually interesting session at the
home of Mrs. J. W. Caldwell Wed
n-esday when, a good atendance
was rewarded with an Interesting
program of music and impromptu
talks. Mrs. H. W. Tanner gave an
interesting account of her travels
while in California and refreshments
were served by the committee In
Annual election resulted in Mrs.
chosen for j
Mrs. H. A. Beach,
C. H. Stewart being
president and
The next meeting will be held |
with Mrs. Ernest Latimore Wednes
day, December fifteenth, program to
be announced next week.
their own conclusions. "
In another article the same paper
gives the cost of the "Nease cruise"
to the taxpayer® of Clearwater county*
at sixty-four thousand dollar#,
m th
Opposes Issuance of Bonds to Meet
First Year's Expenses of National
Defense Program.—Would Keep
Emergency Tax and Sugar Duty.
Chicago.—The $200,000 guarantee
Washington.—Increases in internal
taxation rather than Issuance of bonds
to meet the first year's expenses of
the administration's defense program
are advdeated by Secretary McAdoo of
the treasury, in a formal statement
issued Thursday night, giving an esti
mate of the federal government's reve
nues and expenditures up to the end
of the fiscal year beginning next July.
Assuming that congress will con
tinue in effect the present emergency
tax law and customs duty on sugar,
the secretary estimates that $112,806,
394 in additional revenue will he need
ed for the expenditures for 1917, in
cluding $53,800,000 for new measures
for national defense.
"This amount," says the statement,
"can easily be raised by internal taxa
tion without appreciable burdens upon
the American people."
Mr. McAdoo suggests a reduction in
the income tax law exemption on sin
gle persons from $3,000 to $2,000 and
on married persons from $4,000 to $3,
000; changes in the surtax imposed on
incomes above a certain figure, and
p.ew taxes on gasoline, crude and re
Jned oils, horse; ower of automobiles,
other internal combustion engines, and
various other things.
fund for the Repub'ican and the Dem
° crat > c national conventions has been
Chicago After Convention*.
: ..
EUNBfftwoo a
Mme. Raimonde Fernandez, wife of
the former Mexican ambassador to
Paris, brought to New York recently
gioo.OCO worth of fashions 1 e hats and
gowns to be sold for the benefit of an
orphanage in Parla.
European Neutral* Believe United
States Should Take the Initiative
Because of its Neutral Power and
Distance From Scene.
Washington.—Two neutral Euro
pean countries already are consider
ing calling a formal convention of
neutrals to discuss means of ending
the European war. and three others
have given assurances that they will
participate in such a convention, ac
cording to Mme. Resla Schwimmer of
Hungary, one of the women who
"called at the White House on Satur
day to urge President Wilson to take
the initiative for peace.
Mme. Schwimmer visited the Swiss,
Norwegian. Swedish and Netherlands
ministers Saturday and laid before
them the information given the presi
dent as to the feeling of European
neutral governments toward the pro
ject. She left Saturday night for
New York preparatory to taking pas
sage on the peace ship Oscar I! early
next month.
Mme, Schwimmer would not give
the names of the European neutral
countries she referred to, but she said
all of the foreign ministers abroad
upon whom she had called had been
very anxious to learn what the Amer
ican position would be. It had been
Indicated, she said, that various pro
vious peace plans had been rejectee
because of the fear that partisan In
fluence might be suspected. She
thought the present movement urged
by the women of the world would be
free of that suspicion and indicated
that the European neutrals believed
the United States should take the
initiative both as the most Important
neutral power and because of its great
distance from the scene of the strug
gle made for impartial action.
But King Hopes That Army Will Be
in Readiness.
London.—King Ferdinand opened
the session of the Roumanian par
liament in '.he presence of the crown
prince and the ministers.
Tlie speech from the throne referred
to tlie continuance of "the war which
is drenching the world with blood,"
and called attention to tlie fact that
since tlie previous session other bel
iigerents had been added to the na
tions engaged.
"This situation," the king contin
ued, "imposes upon us increasingly
the duty of uniting our efforts for the
defense of Roumania. - You will be
called upon to decide various meas
ures and credits to face the present
difficult condition, and I am convinced
that you will continue to supply the
needs of our beloved army, which has
always shown itself w'orthy of the love
and confidence of the country."
Atones With His Life.
London.—A message from Brussels
forwarded from Tlie Hague by the Ex
change Telegraph correspondent, says
that the French soldier, whose confes
sion to the German authorities re
:-ulted in the arrest and execution of
I Miss Edith Cavell lias committed sui
ide by hanging, In the military priso ,
Will Ask for Christmas Truce.
Rome.—Although tlie efforts of Pop •
Benedict last year to obtain a truce
nmong the warring powers over the
Christmas holiday did not succeed, It
is reported on good authority that the
pope will make a similar attempt this
Mr. Albert Craig and Mm. Anna
Dwyer, both of Regena, Idaho were
united In marriage at the Evans Hot 1
parlors, Thursday evening, December
2, 1915, Rev. Charles E. Mason, paster
of the Congregational church perform
ing the ceremony. They were ac
companded by Mr. Craig's son, Dee
This couple had several bonds for
union, they had both lost their com
panlcnn by death;
both are some
what np in years; their children are
grown up and both originally came
from Illinois. Mr. Craig is an en
terprising and successful farmer, hav
ing a dry-farm ranch at Regena, with
an excellent garden. Their children
have ranches near by.
They took the traiu at Sunnyside
for Mountain Home, and returned on
No. 19 Friday.
Best wishes follow them for many
Announcement of the marriage ol
Miss Rosalind Hanley and James Dun
can Pence was received today by
friends of these very popular young
people In Bruneau.
The ceremony was performed at
Twin Falls Wednesday, November 24
and they will make their home at
Mrs. Pence is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Hanley and grew to
womanhood In the Bruneau valley.
She has always been a leader among
the young people and Is also an ac
complished mus clan and numbers
among her friends the entire com
munity both old and young.
Mr. Pence is a prominent young
stockman of Three Creek exten
sively interested In the strap bust
im ss, and has a host of friends and
acquaintances here,
Mr. and Mis. Arthur Pence accom
panied them to Twin Falls and were
present at the ceremony.
Congratulations and best, wishes
accompany them to their new home.
Owyhee Nuggett.
The bride Is a niece of Mr. W. L.
Harley, Mrs. J. D. Whitson and Mns.<
R. W Smith of Mountain Home with
whom she has visited occaslonaly
making friends of all she met.
The groom is the eldest son of
Mrs. Emily Pence of this city, who,
lime the death of Ms father sev
eral years ago, hue been, the able as
sist auet of his mother in managing
their extensive business affairs; bus
grown to manhod in this city where j
he has scores of friends who hasten
to congratulate him.
Sixty Cents a Day la Common and
Little Wealth I* Found Among
Stockholm.—It appears from the re
of the tax commissioners that
there are in 8weden 800,000 persons
out of 6,639,000 population whose In
come exceeds 30 cents a day.
Most of the people In Sweden are
famers or fishermen, who largely live
the food they grow or catch, and
need use money only for clothing and
a few articles such as sugar, coffee,
kerosene and tobacco.
There are fewer millionaires in Swe
den than in any other country In Eu
rope, except possibly Norway. There
only 698 persons with Incomes
over $21,440 a year and scarcely 6,000
whose income exceeds 4100 a week.
f -i*'
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Admirers of Mary Plckford have its five reel* Is displayed some of
long watted for a film which would tPe fj niea t work ever done before
give this Mttle screen favorite the
opportunity of displaying her remark
able taleaiie to the fullest. Those
who see "Tess of the Storm Country'' its magnificent climax and there la
at the Crystal Theatre on December not an Inch of padding nor an un
7th will not attempt to deny that io interesting (second in its whole length.
It take® five and a
the camera,
half reels to carry the story on to
A movement which should receive
.he hearty support of all good citl
zens tins been started this year by
R ev . a. L. Wood of the Episcopal
church, but as ho states, R is not
a church organization in any sense
<>f the woid, but a movement to get
the citizens of Mountain Home to
help the less fortunate members of
the community.
In the first place if there is one
family or Individual who is unfortu
nate and whose Chr's mas will be
marred for the want of the things
that are absolutely necessary, they
will as far as the funds at the dila
Iiosal of Mr. Wood go, be assisted.
It Is also planned to get old cloth
ing, slices, etc. and store them aw&y
until needed and those who have
such things to dispose of will! do a
great kindness by telephoning to Rev.
Wood who will gladly send for same
Theie are those who would he glad
to get some of these antlcdes to
make over for their children and as
there will positively be no publicity
of any kind, they can apply for aid
at any time and if their cases Is corn
adored worthy they will be helped
according to how the general public
respond to this appeal.
As one prominent man expressed
It to Mr. Wood; "I believe In the
town looking after their own first.
Jharitable organizations of all kinds
from outside come in here and ask
ua to help their unfortunate, why not
ook after our own first."
Record will be kept cf all moneys
so spent and clothing given out and
anyone who ass a s im this movement
will be furnished with a report from
time to time If they so desire.
If you have anything.(cash or kind)
you wish to donate to this worthy
ca «e phone 107 or address Rev. A. L.
Wood, Ilox 67. Checks should he
made payable to "Rev. A. L. Wood
Charity Fund."
won i< wa8 under the direct supervi
sion of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lyons and
by following their method of work
it is no wonder the leading Grocers
fell Into the Calunrat line and In
Baking Powder Demonstration.
During the first part of the week
our little town was visited by a
party of twelve people whose duty
i)t was to visit the homes and prove
beyond a doubt the superiority of
the future will be glad to furnish to
all desirous of same a can of Calumet
in any of the three sizes. This crew
just finished a very successful cam
PaifU* In Boise leaving there with 100
per cent of the stores sounding the
praise of the "Indian Head" powder,
The appreciation of the treatment
a £f orded the workers by the Mountain
Home housewives is very forcibly
worded In an advertisement In this
ness capacity this week were Mr.
and Mr®. H. 8.. Portloek, Mrs. Rose
OrochiTon, Mrs. Rose Black and
Among the mans' Brunea/ulfes who
visited Mountain Home In a husl
Jack Harley.

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