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Bonners Ferry Herald

Say That Straw Boss Is a Booster for
the I. VV. W.
For some time past reports have
been coming to local authorities of the
number of I. W. W. men and their
activities at the camp of the Inland
Paper Company at Addie.
nesday a couple of laborers, J. L.
Martin and J. M. Morgan, came here
from the camp and reported that they
had been run out of the camp by the
I. W. W.
County Attorney O. C. Wilson and to
Rev. U. S. Crowder of the Boundary
county defense council and it was
deemed advisable to have the matter
investigated by the federal grand jury.
Acordingly, Attorney Wilson obtained
affidavits from Martin and Morgan and
sent them to U. S. District Attorney
J. L. McClear at Couer d Alene for
his investigation,
tained the following allegations:
That one McDonald, a straw boss at
the logging camp of the Inland Empire
Paper company* in Boundary county,
told Martin and Morgan that no man
belonging to the lumbermen and log
gers' legion would be allowed to work
in that camp.
That 95 per cent of the men working
in the camp are I. W. W., and that
there is an I. W. W. delegate at said
That they were put in a bunkhouse
without a stove and were informed by
the I. W. W. that no members of the
lumbermen and loggers' legion stayed
long in that camp.
That at night 1. W. W. talk was con
tlnous and I. W. W. songs were sung
That McDonald, the straw boss, said
that when a member of the lumbermen
and loggers' legion signed the pledge
card he subscribed a dollar a week for
the use of blankets and that nine had
come to the camp to work but none of
them stayed.
That McDonald stated that the lum
Last Wed
They told their story to
The affidavits con
bermen and loggers' legion men de
sired to organize at the camp and that
the Inland Empire Paper company
would not allow them to organize.
On account of the treatment given
men who are not I. W. W., it is prac
tically impossible for a man who is
not an I. W. W. to work at the logging
camp and especially for those belong
ing to the lumbermen and loggers'
On account of the disagreeable -con
ditions at the camp J. M. Morgan and
J. L. Martin quite work there on May
28th, they depose.
J. M. Morgan, in his deposition also
said: That McDonald, the straw boss
of the camp,told him that no member
of the lumbermen and loggers' loyal
legion could work in that camp.
K That the men were continuously
casting slurs and making insulting re
marks about the lumbermen and log
gers' legion.
That at night I. W. W. talk was con
tinuous and I. W. W. songs were sung
which were reflections upon the gov
to the members of the Boundary coun
ty contingent leaving for Camp Lewis,
In the afternoon, U. S. Crowder acting
as the marshall of the day, many citl
zens visited the cemetery and decor
ated the graves of departed friends or
relatives. It was not possible to
give the band concert in the evening
on account of so many of the members
of the organization being out of town,
The meeting at the K. P. hall was at
tended by a crowd of several hundred
people who heard Sergeant Jos. Cross,
a returned Canadian soldier and now
an attachée of the Britlsh-Canadian
recruiting station of Spokane, tell of
his experiences in the great war now
being carried on in Europe and in
which he was a participant for nearly
three years. Serg. Cross enlisted
with the 1st Canadian Battalion on
August 5th, 1914, the day war was de
dared, and went to France as soon as
the men of the contingent were suf
ficlently trained. He participated in
the battles of Ypres and Festubert
and was wounded at Givinchy in June.
1915. Upon recovery he took part
in trench fighting at Pleogstreet and
in 1916 again fought in another battle
at Ypres. He was with his regiment
on the Somme wher*e several months
of hard fighting was experienced.
He saw service at Lens, helped to
capture Vlmy Ridge, fought at Fres
noy and at Hill 70. He was \yound
ed by a bomb in the battle of Pasch
endaele and spent some time in the
hospitals of France and England,
ter which he was returned to Canada,
as unfit for further active war ser
Sergeant Cross' talk was most in
teresting He told of the privations
and hardships endured by the soldiers
ln 1914 and 1915; of days spent in the
cold and wet; of how France and
Belgium have been devastated; of the
first gas attacks and how the Allies
^ Invented protection for the men and
Memorial Day was fittingly observed
in Bonners Ferry Thursday,
al hundred people gathered at the G.
N. depot at 9.40 a. m. to say goodby
eminent, and one song which was
sung contained the words, "To h—11
with the French" and one man added,
"Hurrah for the Germans," in this
That the I. W. W. stated that the
lumbermen and loggers' legipn was
organized by the millmen and that
said organization did not support the
government and its organization was
not aided by the government.
W. G. McNaughton, general mana
ger of the Inland Empire Paper com- 1
pany, gave an interview to the Spokes
man-Review for Saturday's paper in
which he said: "I don't know these!
men, Martin and Morgan. There may
be a few I. W. W. in the camp but they
have not been perniciously active
since last May, when a man, Sears,
dropped in.
became known.
that the company opposes the organi
zation of the lumbermen and loggers'
legion. Like every loyal employer, we
want men who are patriotic.
Manager McNaughton said that in
the reent Liberty Loan drive, 35 to 38
of the 55 men purchased bonds and tha
in the Red Cross drive, 76 out of 85
men, pledged a day's wages to the
McNaughton told that XT'. S.
He left when his identity
It is absurd to say
Crowder had advised him of reports
that the camp was full of I. W. W.
and wanted to have the sheriff raid it.
McNaughton went on to state that :
"I suggested to him that it would be
wiser to substantiate the reports first
instead of taking drastic action,
told him that I had expected the gov
ernment representatives to visit the
camp to organize the lumbermen and
loggers' legion, but for some mason
they never visited our camp,
gested that the men be approached for
contributions to the patriotic funds and
if any refused, we would fire them.
"Mr. Treado, woods foreman, tells
me there are some I. W. W. in the
camp in all probability, but there is
no propaganda,
of them have taken it upon themselves
to terrorize strange laborers, but the
company knows nothing of it.
Donald is a sort of straw boss but he
is an intelligent chap and we regard
him as safe and sane. 1 do not believe
he ever made a statement that we
were opposed to the loyal legion. If
he did, he was wrong.
"It is not possible that any men
were forced to sleep in bunkhouses
without stoves,
are equipped alike and all of them
have stoves".
I sug
It is posible a few
All our bunkhouses
Disastrous Fire at Eastport
A fire of unknown origin destroyed
the International hotel at Eastport
early Sunday morning. The loss is
estimated at between $5,000 and $6,000
and is partially covered by insurance,
The property is owned by H. L. Saw
yer who has conducted the Interna
tlonal hotel for a number of years,
The fire was discovered at fifteen
.minutes till one o'clock Sunday morn
ing and every effort was made to
save the hotel and contents but the
fire had gained too much headway.
It is believed that the fire started in
the basement of the hotel and there
is a report that there was a sort of an
explosion heard awhile before the fire
was discovered,
The International hotel at Eastport
was a model, modern small town hotel
and Mr. Sawyer is said to have been
doing a good business, especially in
the summer months when there is
a great deal of tourist travel,
The Misses Grace and Delia Sal
sheider, of Coeur d Alene, arrived here
last week to visit at the home of their
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gleed.
also retaliated with a gas which is
worse in effect and harder to combat
than that used by the Germans.
The speaker made no effort at ora
tory. He talked in conversational I
tones and the story he had to tell of
atrocities committed by the Germans
needed no flourishes to make it ef
The meeting was presided over by
M. P. DeWolf. The musical part of
the program was arranged and di
reeled by Mrs. G. H. Wilbur and con
sisted of several splendidly rendered
selections by Walden's orchestra, a
solo by Miss Johnston, and several
patriotic songs sung by the members
of the recently organized Liberty
Chorus. Rev. G. H. Wilbur gave the
The boys who left Thursday morn
ing for Camp Lewis were given a
rousing send-off by their many friends
here. They were presented with
comfort kits from the W. C. T. U. and
commercial club, a company of little
girls presenting the gifts. The boys
also received all kinds of tobacco and
other gifts. Just before the special
train pulled into the station the
crowd joined in singing. "Keep the
Home Fires Burning".
Bert and James Atkins were among
the men in the contingent which left
Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Atkins
( now have three sons in the army, the
first to go, Steve, now being in France,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zimmerman also
have three sons in the service of Uncle
Sam and there are a number of fami
j lies in this county with two boys in
the service.
| Following are the names of the boys
af-!who téft Thursday for Camp Lewis:
John H. Johnson, Frederick W. Rynu.
| James B. Atkins. Bert F. Atkins,, all of
Bonners Ferry; Charles E. Flor, Nap
; les ; Martin E. Quinn, Copeland; B.
Stoianoff. Meadow Creek: Wilhelm
1 Leibrecht, Leonla; Rudolph Kral, Ad
die; Sam Johnson. Addie. C. A.
Pettljohn, of Ritzville, Wash., Dale
Beaver, of Hallett, Okla., and Walter
j Zott, of Spokane, Joined the Boundary
county contingent enroule.
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The Time's insincerity and lack I
of an honorable purpose in his recent
attacks upon the school board of In- :
dependent School District No. 4, are
again evidenced this week in the Times
but it will require more than front
page scareheads and back page edi
torials of evasion to make his position
tenable in the eyes of a public
which is well able to judge the right
or wrong of the acts of the school
The Times seeks sympathy on ac
count of the so-called "villifying" of
the Herald. The Times, of course
refuses to admit that it has in any
manner "villified" the members of the
school board and the editor goes on
to announce that he will not be deterred
from referring to injudicious acts of
public bodies on account of the "calu
minating" abuse of the Herald.
It might be advisable for Editor
Mclntyre to first assure himself that
"injudicious acts have been committed
before he starts to "refer". Thus far
he has failed to show wherein the
school trustees have been injudicious
although hb has tried to do so by
printing misrepresentations and falsi
fications. A summing up of all the
evidence produced by the Times in it's
schol articles of the past few weeks
shows that all this hullaballoo has
been raised, unproven charges of dis
honesty and embezzlement have been
made and the integrity and ability of
the school board has been questioned
because the Times came into the pos
session of letters and telegrams which
purport to show that Supt. A. R. Kent
is not a graduate of Ann Arbor univer
sity and that he is irresponsible In
money matters.
The Times attempts to condone its
unworthy attacks upon
board by printing alleged leters from
the school
the register of Ann Arbor university
in which the register states that the
name of Supt. Kent does not appear
on the records and a letter from a Mr.
Rhoads, of Raton, N. Mexico, in which
he claims that Mr. Kent was dishonest
in handling school funds, passed
worthless checks and borrowed money
with no intention of repaying the
For some unknown reason,
the Times has failed to inform the
public that nearly all these letters it
has in regard to Supt. Kent were se
cured through the efforts of former
Supt. Collins and that most of them
were addressed to P. M. Collins.
Supt. Kent may be unworthy of the
position to which he has been elected
but if such is the fact it does not con
done the offense of Editor McIntyre
and the former superintendent of our
schools. If either of them had thought
first of the interests and welfare of
the public schools of this community,
they would have given their informa
tion to the school trustees and said :
"Gentlemen, we believe you have been
misled and we think the past record
of your new superintendent should be
investigated in order that you may
ascertain if he is all that he pretends
to be".
No fair-minded man will
question but that this would have
the Charges against Kent were found
to be ungrounded then his reputation
If .v, would have 'î e ® n
If they were found to
and usefulness here
be true then the school board could
have secured another superintendent
and there would have been no occasion
for the harmful publicity the local
schools have been getting and the un
warranted attacks against the school
in its desire to know the motive that
prompted the Times to follow the
course it has persued in this matter.
The Times certainly was not actuated
by any desire to help the school trus
tees or by any interest in the welfare
of our schools,
ing on a policy of tearing down,- not
building up.
The school trustees did not elect
Certainly the public is right
The Times is operat
Supt. Kent at a hastily called or se
(cret meeting as the Times would have
the public believe,
plication was sent in a regular man
ner from Ritzville.
Mr. Kent's ap
He heard that
there was to be a vacancy in Bonners
Ferry in the superintendent's office
through a teachers' agency where
Supt. Collins had been trying to se
cure another location for some months
With his application he
sent a dozen or more recommenda
lions from the members of the boards
of schools where he had taught the
Other recommenda
P ast B> years,
Bons were from state superintendents
°I schools, county superintendents of
schools, public instructors and men of
standing as educators,
Kent was elected the school board here
received word from one of the lead
ing educators of the northwest, at
Seattle, congratulating them upon se
curing the services of Supt. Kent,
What is there then in the matter of
the election of Supt. Kent by the school
trustees that the editor of the Times
may call "injudicious"? What act of
the school board calls forth from the
Times the necessity of questioning the
j integrity or ability of the school board?
Why did the Times insinuate that there
was something wrong about the re
cent purchase of some sewing ma
chines? Why did the Times malic
\ lously fabricate the story about the
school printing? If the motive of the
( Times has been an honest one, why
did it resort to falsifications and in
sinuatlons? What did the Times try
( to insinuate when it said that the
i school board cannot "deny that in its
j ambition to improve the schools that
It raised the salary of the superintend
' ent from $1800 to $2100 per year;)
| bout for a new superintendent it hit
up'on a man who at the time was re
ceiving $125 per month, or $108 less
per month than the salary ^yhich the
board has agreed to pay?"
The Herald has entered into this
discussion of the school matters with
Its articles have
After Supt.
neither can it deny that in casting a
no axe to grind,
been unsolicited from any source and
It can conscientiously say that It has
and is prepared to present any phase
of the matter with entire impartial
Can the Times say as much?
Benefit Dance at Eastport
Otto Richter, proprietor of the new
community hall at Eastport. has ar
ranged to give a Red Cross benefit
dance at the hall on Saturday evening,
June 9th.
to be raffled for the benefit ,of the Red
Cross. The entire proceeds will be
given the Red Cross and the Eastport
people are preparing to take care of a
large crowd.
At this dance a lamb is
A J- Kent, chairman of the recent
jj e( j Cros8 drive has about concluded.
af,er chec 'ting up the returns, that
there arc but very few slackers
in Boundary county. After having
carefully checked the returns made by
the several committees and drive
chairmen, Treasurer Roy Voshmik, re
ports that Boundary county has given
in cash and pledges a total of $3.868.02
to the Red Cross in the drive which
came to a close last Wednesday.
This is over $1,300 more than the
quota given Boundary county. The
record is one which should be a source
of gratification to the county chair
man, his executive and drive commit
tees and every person who assisted in
or contributed to the drive.
Chairman Kent said this morning:
T want to thank the people of Bound-]
ary county for the liberal contrlbu
lions made in this drive and for the
Hardware, Clothing and Cigar Busi
nesses in Kiiinear Block
This week the carpenters and i
painters are giving the W. L. Kinnear
brick block the finishing touches.
The three store rooms arc now all
(south store with a stock of hardware
land farm Implements; W. F. Kinnear
(occupies the middle store with a line
of furnishings for men and Gust And
erson moved into the north room Sat
urday with his clgur store and pool
H. B. Kinnear is in the!
Anderson has purchased almost cn
tirely new fixtures for his cigar store
and plans to put his card and pool
tables in flrstclass shape,
have a fine equipment and be better
able than ever to serve his patrons.
W. P. Kinnear plans to carry full
lines of the beat furnishings on the
market for men.
He will
He has already
received and placed on the shelves a
part of his stock and has placed his
orders for the fall business,
is well liked and in the new store he
is certain to get his share of the pat
ronage of the county.
Harry Kinnear has the shelves of
his store well stocked already and
still has many shipments on the road.
He has commodious quarters, a tine
location and will undoubtedly receive
the same amount of business he enjoyed
before he had the misfortune to be
burned out.
Red Cross Meeting
A meeting of the Bonners Ferry
auxiliary of the Red Cross will be held
at the Red Cross headquarters on Fri
day evening at which time there will
be a report of all money taken in and
spent and also a report of work done.
All members and those interested in
Red Cross work are asked to attend.
E. M. Brower, chairman of the Sand
point chapter, will be present and ad
dress the meeting.
It is now planned to keep a record
of all women who work at the Red
Cross rooms each week and to publish
this list once a month
Spokane Newlyweds Visit Here
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Cleave who were
married in Spokane Wednesday, mo
tored here Thursday to spend a part
of their honeymoon as guests at the
home of their old friends. Mr. and Mrs.
W. O. Rosebaugh.
made the return trip to Spokane on
Saturday. Mr. Cleave is an officer of
a U. S. cavalry troop stationed at
Camp Lewis.
known and accomplished young lady
The newlyweds
The bride is a well
who has made her home in Spokane
for many years,
of warm friends here.
She has a number
Last week the daily newspapers
published a number of dispatches
telling of what the men in the
army and navy were doing to as
sist the Red Cross drive. The
men in the training camps ap
preciate what the Red Cross is
doing for their comrades overseas
and what it will do for them
when they are in the fighting
lines and they are all anxious to
do their bit.
recieved a letter from a Bound
ary county boy, W. W. Oils, who
enlisted several months ago in
the army and who is now work
ing in the woods near Blind
Slough, Ore., for the government,
in which he enclosed $5.00 for
the Red Cross drive in this coun
ty. Oils writes as follows: "As
the Red Cross drive will soon be
over all the boys in my squadron
decided that each would send five
dollars to their home Red Cross
organization so it is up to me to
send my five dollars to Boundary
county Here's hoping you folks
go above the limit. Whenever
you are having a money drive let
me know for I will always give a
"five" to help out. I have two
Liberty Loan bonds, so you see
I am doing all I can."
Here is an example that should
put to shame many of our home
folks. Oils has enlisted in the
army, is ready to go to France
when the government sends him
and is also ready to give his mon
ey to help win the war. Oils is
a real patriot. He is offering
both his life and his money. We,
who stay at home,are doing but
little for the cause in loaning our
money for Liberty Bonds and
giving our donations to the Red
hearty co-operation and assistance
: given me In this work. I want to
especially thank the women who work
; ed on the several committees. I take
off my hat to the workingmen as every
one. nearly, contributed a days wages,
The workingmen contributed about
half of the amount collected,
Mr. Archer, of the Meadow Creek
Lumber Company, contributed a
of lumber which has not been
ceived yet but which is on the way.
Every business house in Bonners
Ferry was delegated to solicit in this
drive and were all successful in getting
subscriptions. The outside districts
were covered by various committees
who visited each home as far as possi
ble, most of the committees doing the
work in a single day.
The following committees of women
j solicited in Bonners Ferry and did
1 most excellent work; Southslde—I
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One of (he Robbers Captured By
J* B. Brody
Two lumber workers, John Mack
and Paul Bradshaw, were victims of
a couple of daring holdup artists last
Thursday, the robbers taking their
money while they
bound Great Northern freight train and
then compelling them, at the point of
guns, to get off the freight and go Into
nearby woods where they were divest
ed of their clothes,
bers, giving his name as Dan McIn
tosh, w'as captured by J. B. Brody.
Mack's home is at Sandpoint, while
were on a east
_ , .
Bradshaw lives here and is one of the
men subject to call in future drafts.
The two robbers found Mack and
Bradshaw in a gondola car.
were drawn and the men told to dig
The robbers secured some $17
The freight
One of the rob
in currency and silver,
train slowed up near the Kitchen and
Kelly camp siding and Mack and
Bradshaw were ordered to get out of
the car and go into the woods,
the robbers made Bradshaw take off his
good clothes,
overalls and Jumper,
and Bradshaw were gagged, bound and
tied to trees considerably apart from
each other.
They left him with his
Then Mack
After some time Mack
was able to break his bonds and he
hurried to the nearest house which
happened to be J. B. Brody's.
Brody telephoned the sheriff's office
and then with a son of Henry Wendel,
started out to look for the robbers.
In the meantime Deputy Sheriff Bangs
had arrived and he went with Mack to
look for Bradshaw whom they found
soon and released.
Brody had not
gone far when he saw the two men
answering the description of the rob
their bands,
then Brody shot,
the gun turned and dived into the
shot the fellow in the arm.
other fellow, McIntosh, was taken in
charge by Brody and later turned ov
er to the sheriff.
Sheriff Dunning and his deputies
organized a large posse to hunt for
McIntosh's pardner.
a man who answered the description
of the one wanted and ordered him
Fry fired two shots at him with no
He called to them to throw up
One pulled his gun and
The fellow with
Mr. Brody believes that he
Deputy Fry saw
The man kept on going and
McIntosh was given 'i pre'lrni.iary
hearing before Probate Judge Hen
derson Friday and was bound over to
the district court on the charge of
came from Spokane and that be does
not know his pardner's name.
McIntosh tells that he
Bethlehem Gold Mines, Ltd., Have a
Fine Group of Claims
The Bethlehem Gold Mines, Limited,
with properties six miles east of Cope
land, consisting of seven claims, gives
promise of soon becoming one of the
rich producing properties of Boundary
employed doing developement work
and more men will be put on in the
near future.
A crew of five men are now
Work is being done on
an open cut on the property where
vein four and a half feet wide is now
The surface shows free
gold but the management expects that
with depth a sulphide ore will be en
The company has ship
ped one car of ore from which the re
turns were most satisfatory.
ber of new buildings are now being
constructed oh the property nad many
pernament improvements are being
Frank H. Watson is manager of the
property and C. W. Bickley is the su
and stockholders are Spokane men.
Harry Dudman being president and
George Van Deusen being the sec
retary and treasurer.
The claims owned by the Bethlehem
Gold Mines, Limited, were purchased
from Z. T. Parker and Frank Chapin,
of Copeland.
A num
Most of the officers
Mrs. Mary Dore left yesterday for
Lewiston, Ida., where she plans to
spend the next six weeks at the Lew
iston state normal school taking spec
1 ial teacher's training.
I Mesdames Geo. Causton, Wales, Bol
i leau - an(1 the Misses Vera Jones and
j .^ei^covert^Lvm^h'and'ffl^onds 8
i Following is the report of the second
Red Cross drive bv districts as pre
pared to-date by Treasurer, Roy Vosh
| mine, $542.50; Porthlll, $150; Moravia,
j $110; Naples and Highland Flat $6150
j Paradise Valley, $72.75; Cow Creek,
$61.50; Wilson's Camp, $44: Copeland,
$149; Leonia, $17; Eastport, $95.00;
j Curley Creek. $32; McArthur, $2.00;
I Meadow Creek, $81.70; White's Camp',
$176; Round Prairie, Addle and the
(Inland Paper Company's camp, $244;
Red Cross ball game benefit, $107.95;
Amazon theater benefit, $83.76; Red
Cross dance, $106.65.
Senior Class Bonners Ferry high
School. $75; Bonners Ferry, $1,005.65;
Bonners Ferry Lumber Company em
ployees, $700.17;
Total, $3,868.02.

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