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I OF CLEARWATER COES DRY.
Disposition of the Saloon License Case Which has Bee Hotly Contested for Last Four Months. n so delegation comes out and warm fight made I Witnesses Get Pretty Personal—Some say Saloo was Bad, and Others say Best in the County. firnes n , Te was a warm time at the after-1 «Mion of the board Monday the matter of granting a sa loon Ernest Robbins of Clear for final disposition, water must have been deserted |t day for it seemed everybody that section was interested and from other sections came to ^matter was brought up at the n before and some heated argu wasmade by both sides. The I made no decision at that time lated at this special session it I be thoroughly threshed out. ommissioners' room being away nail to hold the crowd the hear a* held in the court room and itaesses were put under oath, was much laughter at times irman Butler was kept busy ing for order. At some periods hearing things grew pretty and very personal. In fact much testimony given which bearing on the case but must relieved some of considerable to came on ie re o re is the gist of the evidence. r. J. B. York in his opening state stateil that originally they had but since that time there een 28 names taken from the iving sixty-one who were against loon. . The opposition's petition imed had 05 legal names on, thirty whose names appeared btv ther non residents of School Dis yo. 16 or for other reasans were ilified. He also present«! a pe of 61 names of residents of ;ia who were against a saloon in rater. ers e introduction of this petition pjected to by Atty. Griffith who [lie stand that a like petition |ng a saloon might have been ob I b)' the other side had they the It did not seem to have any rial bearing on the ease what kia might have to say regarding ky Clearwater should conduct its L However the board was lib p its ruling and allowed the same [presented. r. York claimed the best people »skia and Stites stated the peo I those two towns had been gett pisky and in their opinion it bail pining from Clearwater. After p several other statements re k the evils of a saloon in Clear Ihe called James McPherson, I testimony was about as follows: lies McPherson: Signed last pe [ W ife had signed his name to pt with his permission. Signed wo Choice Investments Orangeville Fenn Fogg's Park Addition to Orangeville, in the east end of the city. Elegant location, high and dry; unsurpassed view of the city. Three blocks from Main street, two blocks from school ground. The ideal residence section. It will mean a big return to yon if yon invest at the present prices. The coming of Spring will see one of the livest real estate periods Orangeville has ever known. The coming town of the Prairie, locat ed on the N. P. R. R. midway between Cottonwood and Grangeville. The shipping point for the Salmon River Cattle Section. More wheat will be shipped from this place than any other point on the Prairie, and rows of warehouses now built. Busi hlocks going np. Will have bank by Spring. Look at its geographical location then buy. Rows Business Lots and Other City Property OUR OFFER For a short timo only wo will sell any lot in this growing little city at 1-3 OFF the listed price. Act quick. Grangeville Idaho Pangborn & Howe last because didn't want Mr. Robbins to be closed down with a big stock and thus be damaged. Next witness was L. W. Brown who was very much against saloons and seemed to be quite a prohibitionist Brown said saloon joined his shop Conditions were "just a fright." Not run right. Saw minors h , , get liquor. Had seen boys drunk in Sunday school. Drunken man had come in his shop partially nude. Drunken men has used back of his shop in view of kitchen for a public toilet. Holding his hand up about two feet from the floor witness stated lie had "seen liquor in possession of boys on school grounds who were that high." Knew side door was open on Sunday. Had seen men heard voices. Indies standing outside and as pure as the morning due were subject to insult of drunken men. In fact this witness talked freely and seemed, perhaps, little brased, at least he was very bit ter against the saloon. , a Introduced the affidavit of Albert Rrotnov, a boy under sixteen in which the youth stated he had gone in the saloon and stayed as long as he wished on a certain date and was not ejected. However, the boy did not swear he hae taken any intoxicants while in Robbins' plaie of business, had never drank ovet a half a cup of whisky in his life and that twenty cents would buy all the booze he had ever taken in his life. On cross ex amination he stuck to the quantity he had consumed and when A tty. Oriffith stated lie had said a half a pitcher full he corrected him. Stated on cross ex amination that several children drunk at Sunday school the first Sun day in April and admitted he had been told they had stolen the liquor from a barn where some prospectors had placed it. Mote Gunter: Had met a boy on the road with whisky, knew it was be cause lie had taken a "snort." Stated he were Mrs. Adda Lister: Mrs. Lister proved quite a talker and made a reg ular "demon ot rum" speech. She made wicked thrusts at Old King Barley corn here and there and at the conclusion of lier talk has him pretty well driven full of javelins. Said she knew no good of booze but much evil. That her husband was ready for the insane asylum from the effects of it. Said she had notified saloon man not sell Lister booze and had "almost gone down on her kni*es" begging him to desist. Told of an old prospector com ing to her house on C'orrall Hill in a creeping condition on his way to Elk. How she prolonged his life by holding a bottle of lemon essence to his lips and allowing him to sip the "medicine." How he had wanted to buy the bottle tor the last fifty cents he had when he continued his journey to the prospect ing grounds. And how Jack Swann, one of the freighters, when implored to help by her said, "let the old devil die I he has been on another big drunk." She also told of some of the young men who had marched in the "tem perance army sixteen years ago on the Lourth of July celebration at I ( learwater hut were now marching I under the flag of "King Barley corn." ! Ilid not know whether they were sell-! ing liquor at Half Way House or Mt Home. 1 old of the time lier husband took her to the hospital and went on a big drunk and used ginger ale to sober up on, being blind for three result. .Admitted on cross examination that Lister had discharged man who had gone to get him booze anil told Bob bins who it was for and then fused the liquor by Robbins. Also ad mitted she had telephoned Robbins to give him all he could drink it down him. told her he wanted Lister sent off to take Kelly cure. Tom Harritson Stated he had boys drink. Thought Robbins his saloon alright but his careless. Boy drunk at school enter tainment. weeks as was re to pour Also that Robbins had seen run men were ( has. Adamson: Boys used to come to school entertainments over in his district from Clearwater and drunk. were Was against the saloon but said Robbins conducted saloon as well as one could. 1 his was the bulk of the testimony put in by those opposed to the saloon. The other side called as its first witness P. O'Bannon, a merchant of that town Mr. O'Bannon said: Store is posite saloon. Am in good place to make observations. Best conducted saloon in Idaho county. Do not know of another saloon as well conducted. No one but prohibitionists against re newal of license. Business men and tax payers generally not objecting. Closing of saloon would mean shorter school year. Drunkness which exists among "kids" due to theft of whisky from freight wagons. At this time Mrs. Lister interrupt«! and ask Mr. O'Bannon why he did not send his children to school and he promptly answer«! "that's my busi ness." Told of the theft of' eight bot tles of booze from a freight wagon near Nolan's place last fall, said liquor was billed to Strong of Elk City. This was some of the booze the coming generation was gulping down as was also some they had swiped from a ham where prospectors had placed it. When asked by Atty. Gilmore ifhe did not believe in the good morals for a community repli«!: "Who don't." Stated the $375 of the saloon license which would go to the school fund was necessary in order to have eight months of school. Stated the saloon was a benefit to the town in several ways, viz, the $375 which went to the school fundand that the town received the patronage of people who came there on account of the saloon. I Ask Atty. Gilmore if he had read the last petition and stated that it represented his stand regarding the saloon. Atty. Gilmore stated he had not read the same. np THE BELL m m GRANGEVILLE'S NEW MOTION PICTURE SHOW THE GRAND OPENING Saturday Night * BE THERETO ENJOY ONE WHOLE HOUR OF SOLID ENTERTAINÜENT. * ADMISSION - TEN CENTS. James McPherson: Stated lie was the freighter from whom the eight bottles of liquor had been stolen near Nolan's place. That this liquor was the "Kirkwood" brand and he had seen the empty bottles around Clear water and was sure Clearwater parties had gotten the booze. Also that the Clearwater saloon man did not handle this brand. Superintendent Glanville was call«! and stated if the $375 saloon license taken from the school fund money was in Dist. No. 16 they could maintain the school six or seven months provid «1 they' levy the same special tax as last year. Stated he believ«! the money obtained from saloons for school purposes was of less value than the moral conditions, and to deprive any' community of saloons is better moral iy Gib Laniore, president of the school board said: Saloon best conducted in any town. That he had seen Bobbins go put money back in men's pockets when they insisted on taking no change back. Had seen hoys drunk but not since Robbins had been conducting the place. Saw three boys get whisky from freight wagons. Stated Robbins had started people home when they got a little too much. Told of an oc casion when Robbins had refused Lis ter drink and told him he could not year | 1111)9 at the present levy they had vot «1 on. Testifi«! to the present ex-! eellent condition of the schools. Said school was something any man could ! get it in his place. Said school fund would be short if license money was taken away. J. B. Leeper: Saloon conducted away above the average. Claimed school could not be run eight months without the saloon license for the he proud of. Told Mr. York the dif ference between them was that he was! a citizen and Mr. York a prohibition : ist. more evil to saloon. Stated there were other things ot a community than a i i This conclud«! the testimony and the board gave each side fifteen min utes ill which to make their argu nients I . „ , i Josh Howto» of Kooskia appeared for those who were against the saloon i and open«! his remarks with the state ment if lie could say or do anything ; to overthrow the saloons he would do ! it. He plead with the board to stamp ! out the saloon evil and siK.ke of the i i , ... , , j happy condition or Kooskia people > . 11 ", il, . . rri ; sinee >ooze had been cut out. I he ! Senator made a red hot prohibition speech. Mrs. Lister then took the floor and gave a talk on the evils of the saloon. Rev. York closed for those against the saloon and made a good talk. Atty. Griffith ably defended and took the testimony of the other side up and showed how flimsy was the ease. Stated that the other side themselves I admitted Robbins was conducting a ! decent saloon and claimed they were 1 fighting for prohibition and had given ! no reasons wh v Robbins should not j have his license. The board took the matter under advisment over night and Tuesday ! morning refused the license. n rrediction. One hundred and ninety-nine years ago the English—no; let us go away back—290 yenrs ago the French—no; that Isn't right—399 years ago the In dians—oh, pshaw—499 years ago the mound builders took Tlconderoga from the cave dwellers. Then the Indiana took It from the mound builders, and the French took It from the Indiana, and then 109 years ago today the Eng lish took It from the French, nnd then Ethan Allen, with the aid of the Great Jehovah and the Continental congress, took It from the English, and now you can take it from me that no one else la ever going to take It from anybody.— Boston Journal. Dogs In Restaurants. Most restaurants have a rule which forbids a patron from bringing a dog to the table, but in Brooklyn one eat ing house proprietor has found it prof itable to cater to women who have a fondness for dogs and a desire to have them for table companions. Any day at luncheon hour three or four women | may be seen eating at this place, their pets sitting beside them on special high chairs. Doggie's dinner Is served on a specif^ plate, which Is placed on a ! In front of the chair.— New York Sun Colored Underwear. The war department is preparing to experiment on the enlist«! men In the i Philippines with a new sort of under i wear to determine whether the color of those garments In any way serves 88 8 protection against the heat. Five tho « san d suits of underwear are be I lng dyed a blood orange hue at Phila i delphta and will shortly be sent to the islands for actual i way an orange red hat lining la being prepared as an experiment, ; ! ! i "T* passiuB away ' the buildings j which bear witness to an artistic past, > ., , . . , J* ; the good houses which spoke In lntl ma t e whispers to the heart of the sons of the good city, so picturesque and particularlst. Intrusive cosmopolitan ism dictates the law to the stupid pick axes. and the officials of the public demolition department assist unmoved In the work of devastation.—Bru ! Petit Bleu. test. In the same Passing of Old Brussels. It Is disappearing, our old Brussels. THE BLACK BAG Wliat made if so valuable ?