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Dirt Will Soon Fly IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS North and South Highway on DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF ORANGEVILLE AND IDAHO COUNTY -\— ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO, THURSDAY,'JANUARY 16,1919 VOL 3ß» NO. 35 • $1.50 THE YEA I : Pi he SUPERSTITIONS ARE DIS FELLED BECAUSE DAY DIDN'T j FALL ON FRIDAY ON I.ÏÏH i « ACCEPTS SECURITIES ilaries 0 f Deputies Fixed by the Commissioners—Extra Help to Be Paid «3.50 Daily. B Thought it was the I3th day of the inxth when the new officers of Idaho nnty took their oaths in the court house in Orangeville, Monday, those of tho county officials who may have been -BincIincJ to doubt the wisdom of being inducted into office on the 13th day ot the month are declared to have had their ^^superstitions dispelled by the fa the 13th of January didn't fall on a ■Friday. I The old board of county commission Icrs mot Monday morning. Two commis John D. Long and Dale Clark Isioners, ■were present. Both reelected, to serve ■terms of two years, they were sworn in Ifo office by Henry Teicher, county re border, as was Edwad Vincent, who was a new member of the board. Bonds of 1*5000 each were furnished by the eora [miwioners. John D. Long was elected Irhairmaii of the new board. New Officers Sworn In. I Newly elected county" officials were sworn into office. Bonds were furnish ed by the officials as follows: Henry Teicher, clerk of the district [court, $5000. Henry Teicher, auditor and recorder, .$5000. BjA uger, prosecuting attorney, $2000. Calvin Hazelbaker, assessor, $5000, Wilbur L. Campbell, probate judge, • W. H. Eller, sheriff,,$10,000. Otie L. Cone, tax collector, $20,000. Otie L. Cone, county treasurer, 1130,000. Jj. Otie L. Cone, public administrator, 12000 . A5J. Maugg, coroner, $1000. Fix Salaries of Deputies. Henry Teicher, clerk, auditor and re : ■corder, was allowed one deputy at $130 |a month; one deputy at $80 a month, lone index clerk and one copicst at $75 la month each. Otic L. Cone, county treasurer, was allowed one deputy at $112.50 a mouth. W. H, Eller, sheriff, was allowed an offne deputy at $117 a month and a jriding deputy at $110 a month. Calvin Hazlebaker, assessor, was nl [lowed an office deputy at $112.50 a month. All officers wero allowed such extra clerical help as might be required at busy time and the minimum wage for such help was fixed at $3.50 a day, except field deputy assessors, who were allowed $3 a day and $1.50 a day for torse hire. WILL BUILD TELEPHONE LINE Spring Camp Cooperative Company is Organized. The Spring Cantp Cooperative Tele Rtono Co., Ltd., has been organized to •»struct Spring ( s, telephone line between 'amp and Botes. Twenty pat l,n8 : ' r ' 1 to be served by the line. Cou BPwicti»]! will begin soon, and it is ex P**ted to have the wire ready for work b I Aftv I. Waltcr H. Lemons Is presi ar| d treasurer of the company and J* AfcOnlley is secretary. •»c will extend telephone Service to a ^tion of the country which has here tofore The new not been in wire communication w ith the outside. Brother is ueaä admiral. . ^ nd 8e Wallace N. Seales has just j**' 9d "ord that his brother, Capt. ^Eiibald H. Seales, V. S. N., has been ^Pointed rear admiral. Admiral Scales re 88 ^turned to Washington, D. C., from ■n waters, where he was in com ID * nd °f the dreadnought Delaware, and ^'-eived his promotion after arriving in national capital. 'Eurojiffa ■j, $>'$><$><♦><$• h -$><$> <»• <$> • • <t> -$> « • <$> PETTIBONE INTRODUCES MEMORIAL ASKING CASH FOR CLEARWATER ROAD • <§>! <?> • . • <¥>( '■* Senator N. B. Pettibone of ; Idaho county this week introduc & ed in the state senate a memorial <v to congress requesting the appro 's» prigtion of $500,000 for building <$> ' a highway up the South Pork of & the Clearwater river from either [ Orangeville or Stites to Buffalo ■$> -*> Hump and Elk City. The sena * tor asked to have the measure • " passed under suspension of the <$> $> rules, but failed in the attempt. <$> ■$> <S> <$> <§> $•■$><$'>> ■$> ■*> REV. H. J. WOOD TO LEAVE ORANGEVILLE FEDERATED PASTOR RESIGNS CHARGE—WILL GO TO KENNEWICK, WN. The Rev. H. J. Wood, for more than two years pastor of the Federated church in Orangeville, has resigned his pastorate here to accept the pastorate if the Methodist Episcopal church at Kennewick, Wn. will preach for two more Sundays in Orangeville and then with his family The Rev. Mr* Wood will depart about January 28 for the new home at Kennewick. J , , diligently for the «pblftldmg ot the church here. He w a Methodist but tho Orangeville church consists ol ° . a merger of the Methodist and Presby The change in Coming to Orangeville in September 1916, the Rev. Mr. Wood has worked torian congregations, pasterate is in the nature of a promo tion to Air. Wood, for lie received in creased salary at Kennewick. Air. Wood to Orangeville from Spokane. The local pulpit has uot as yet been filled. came BREAK INTO GROCERY STORE Entered at Night and Luncheon Enjoyed by Ouprits. Breaking iuto the Wright groben store by forcing a door leading from the alley into the basement, amateur burg lars, presumed to bo boys, on Sunday ight treated themselves to lunch taker trom the shelves of the store, at he pro priettu 's expense, and departed w.th- ■ out leaving a trace of their identity. 1 . * . o nnT1 ! for three opened sjidino efins 1 ... ... ... „„„ and three grape mice bottles, with eon t e g 1 , . .. . . , -„ tents gone, nothing was disturbed in It is believed those who en- i .1 the store. tried the store desired only to satisfy their hunger. <$><$><$><$•€> ^•$><$><J > <$ >< $> < ? >< f > aSK MILLION DOLLARS a, TO BUILD ROAD FROM ORANGEVILLE TO BOISE ■t , 1 .•> <*> asked to appro <*> Congress is <$> priate a million dollafk for con- * <$> struction of a highway from ❖ Boise in a mem- <• '<$> Ora it go ville to oria 1 introduced in the state sen <$> ate at Boise by Senator Nash of <$> - Franklin county. The senator * • asked for suspension of the rules <« ■b and immediate passage of his * ♦ memorial to congress. ♦ 1 Scott, of Grangeville, and Warren foster son county's wealthiest man, Spokane. A Spokane paper day has the following to say of the of Wallace Scotty Idaho is in trouble in of Thurs case: Scott of Grangeville, Idaho, Warren ho has been sued for $5000 for al leged assault by Alice Lewis, proprie of bath and massage parlors here, declared yesterday before Judge Hum that "hen the trouble occurred he had the home of Miss Lewis to get tress gone to a phonograph he had purchased and that an attempt was made to blackmail him. Miss Lewis testified that Air. Scott had struck and bruised her. causing hei Dr. William Newman nervous shock. teetifed that be bad examined Mis? Lewis after the alleged attack and found bruised about the arms. He she was AUßER REMOVES LAW OFFICE No Longer Occupies Suite With Attor ney Hattabaugh. ! T» B. Auger, prosecuting attorney, on ; Monday removed" his law office from the suite in the Scales building formerly 1 occupied jointly by Mr. Auger and Atty. M. R. Hattabaugh, to the office across , the hall. Mr. Auger takes the office : vacated by Judge Scales, who has re moved his chambers to the suite in the j same building and formerly occupied I by H. W. Carets. Mr; Auger has made the change because, on becoming prose cuting attorney, cases would arise which he would prosecute, and which Mr. Hat tabaugh, with whom he was associated, might be. employed to defend. Were the offices together, Mr. Hattabaugh would he disqualified to conduct a de fense. Mr. Hattabaugh and Mr. Auger were not partners in the practice of the legal profession, but merely occupied office rooms jointly. Mr. Hattabaugh will continue in his old quarters. I I WANT CASH FOR ROAD SURVEY Would Map Out Highway Route from Kooskia to Orangeville. j I j j A delegation from the Clearwater country appeared before the board of commissioners this week and I couut . v asked financial aid for the survey of a water grade road from Kooskia, up the South Fork of the Clearwater river to 8tites a,ul IIar P sti>r ' * lld thence t0 Orangeville. They ask that the survey be made by the state engineer, and that the countv bear a portion of the The legation was asked by the f , omnliBsioner s whether assurance could . . . .. u be given that the survey would be final, or m teiltative . Tu tho delegation _ j ohn Phillips, M. P. Strecker and wore P. E. Ellis of Stites; B. H. Farris, Clear water, and James Surridgc, Harpster. » OASSADY LOSES STATE JOB One-Time Orangeville Attorney Fails to Retain Juicy Plum. W, 11. Cassady, one-time Orangeville attorney, has lost his job as a member of the state public utilities commission. Together with B. F. Caton, another member of the commission, he was poli tically decapitated when the Republican George H. Fisher, Democrat, retained on the accident board. , . . , ß ag a member of the ^ w . church of Poca > ■ tello as state insurance manger to sue , T n ,, » leecd C. O. Broxon, and Jay Gibson of ' . . , Coeur d'Alene as state bank commis axe fell, was sioncr.« KEPT ON JOB WANT ALLEN Commercial Club Asks Governor to Retain Engineer. The Orangeville Commercial club Wednesday adopted a resolution asking 1 Governor Davis to retain H, C. Allen as It was pointed Allen has done much in j state highway engineer. out that Mr . „ ! connection jvith the North and South \ highway, i,ncl now, that actual construe the road is about to begin. tion work on it would be unwise to make a change ot ! engineers at this time. A copy of the resolutions was sent to the governor and a was d,8 P atuhed t0 S( ' n8t ° r Pett, ' bone ' in Boise - declared thal her nervousness might be permanent. Atty. Lester P. Edge told the jury that testimony would show that Air, Scott had well-to-do foster parents, that he had been giving Miss Lewis money and not only took baths and massages, but visited Miss Lewis at her home. He del a red that when Scott went after the phonograph he was attacked by Miss Lewis and that he would prove that Miss Lewis demanded $1000 or she would cause trouble. Miss Lewis and u man named Oscar He was told by t t t j, at they 'had him,''" said Attorney Edge. ■Scott testified that he was uot to blame for the assault. He said an attempt was made to get him to make a settlement, but h' reported the matter to an offioor. The case iß ia the jury's hhuds. HAZLITT EXPLAINS MINING NEEDS OF VETERAN GOLD MINER OF BITTER ROOT QUADRANGLE TELLS OF LONG EXPERIENCE Would Put Bonus on Gold Production to Stimulate Output—Twenty-three Years in This Region. I Editor's Note—The following article on the mining situation was prepared exclusively for the Free Press by Henry S. Hazlitt, old-time mining engineer of central Idaho. Mr. Hazlitt, whose home is at Dixie, has been in the mining game in Idaho county for many years, and in this article he presents conclusions reached after more than two decade* spent in tho Bitter Boot quadrangle. BY HENRY S. HAZLITT r I ■* HE WORLD is now, as it ever has -B- been since tho dawn of history, confronted with the stability of its monetary system, which was upon a bi metallic basis until tho close of tho Napoleonic wars, when Great Britain adopted the gold standard and put the credit of world upon a mono-metallic basis. W|ar his ever been made on cre dit, to be paid, until in quite recent times, by the despoliation of the con quered people. In the monetary problem that confronts the nations, the under lying basic facts of the problem seem to be lost sight of. To my mind the monetary question is not academic. 1 believe it is purely a. politic question, that the men who have been entrusted with formulating a solution of the pro lems have failed to grasp - the fundamen tal facts that underlie the monetary question in particular and goli mining as a business is apparent from the most casual reading of the report of the com mitteo of which Hennen Jennings, con sulting engineer to the bureau of mines to congress. Currency of Gold and Silver. 1 We are confronted with the stubborn fact that the peoples of the world since the dawn of recorded history Tiave ad hered to a metallic currency of gold and silver. 2. That until England, 1 which had financed the allied nations in the Napo leonic wars at its close in order to forti fy her position ns tho creditor nation of the world adopted the gold standard, the world's credit was based upon a bimetallic currency. 3. That the peoples of the world by a universal common law enactment adopted the metallic monetary system because a metallic currency is practi «•ally indestructible and survives the great cataclysmic unheavels that through the ages have devasted te world and for that very reason it is the money of the toilers. By its very nature it can be hoarded by them against the day of need, secure in the knowledge that, no matter what governmental changes may affect them, the necessities of life arc , provided for. That this is true is pro veil by the fact that in the present war j the French government had to cease coining its minor nickel coins because | they wero taken out of circulation by the poorer working people. fllust Have Specie Basis. 4. No currency system is stable which is not based upon a specie basis or redemption fund of at least 35 per cent of the outstanding volume of paper. This is the specie reserve held at all times by the Bank of England. At the close of the War of the Rebel lion, the national debt was $2,800,00, a mere bagatelle compared with the debt made in the present war. with Califronia, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, British Columbia and Australia pouring tho vast stream of gold into the chan nels of commerce, the premium on gold rose to 380 per cent. At that time the monetary system of the United States was on a bimetallic basis. As usual in all discussions of the monetary system, all the hoar* sehet - to make one dollar do the work of two dollars, that have been handed down through the ages, are advanced as some I Yet Continued on page three PETTIBONE MINORITY LEADER ('Idaho County Lawmaker Heads Demo crats in Senate. To State Senator N. B. Pettibone of Idaho county has fallen the honor of be ing leader of tho Democratic or mino rity party in the state senate at Boise, Although the senate contains but few Democrats, compared with the number of Republican members, nevertheless there has been much speculation as to who would be leader of the minority. Senator Pettione wfla chosen, it is be lieved, because of his previous exper ience in- the senate, and because of his broad understanding of state affairs. GET COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS Committee assignments to Idaho county members of the lower house of the state legislature in session in Boise are: Seth D. Jones— Chairman military and Indian affairs committee; member roads, bridges and ferries; schools and public lands; warehouse, grain grading and dealing committees. August Schroedei—-Member educa tona*l institutions, livestock and state affairs committees. THE EVE OF HIS î I h CLARENCE OLIVER WATSON SUC CUMBS TO PNEUMONIA AT VANCOUVER, WN, PACKER IN SPRUCE WORK Funeral Services For Boles Man to Be Held Saturday Afternoon in Orangeville. About to receive his discharge from tho military servi -o, Clarence Olivei Watson, an Idaho county soldier in the spruce division of the array, died of pneumonia on January 11. at Vancouver, Wn. The body accompanied by Corporal Sharp as an escort, and Mrs. if; 'R. Knoda of Portland, Ore., a sister of the deceased soldier, arrived in Orangeville Thursday night. Funeral services will be he'd Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Alaugg parlors; The - sermon will be preached by (he Rev. H. J, Wood and burial will he in Prairie View" ceme tery. and Mrs. Tom Watson qf Boles, had ' en *be military service since early in the summer. Ho left with the June -i-Ie-tr •> > rviee contingent for Camp fjcvis, and" later was sent to Joyce. Wn. In Army Since June. Mr. Watson who was the sou of Mr. md then to Siemearv, Wn., .t hotji of which- places he served as head packer with 'a spruce outfit. Be aus of an injm\ to one of his legs, a number of year ago, he was disquali :'ied for general military service, and , i -(..use of his ; xpert knowledge of one king, was given a place in the j u , dn bion. | M . Wa'^oti in- more then 29 years of at th>• 'time of his death. He at one time resided in Orngeville but of recent years had lived on the Joseph Born at Joseph, Ore., Sept. 20, 1889. in Idaho county, where he was associated with his father in ranching. Had Bearing of Soldier. . At the tim** he left Grangeville to join the army, Mr. Watson was pointed out by many as the most soldier-like man in the large contingent that en trained with the June draft. Surviving him are his sorrowing par ents, Air. and Mrs. Tom Watson, of Boles: three sisters. Airs, A'irgil Smith, Bo fee; Mrs. H. R. Knoda, Portland; Misses Lnree and Esde Watson, at home, and a brother. Thomas H. Wat son, of Camp Fremont, Cal. The parents and all the sisters, with the exception of Mrs. Smith, are In Grangeville to attend the funeral. Oth eis who arc here for the services are Mrs Grover Newman, Aezperce, and John Miller,, recently discharged from the army. ' Mrs Dells Miller, Lewiston: FOR NEW ROM i J ; ! I MAN WHO BET A HAT WORK WOULDN'T START IN JAN UARY MUST PAY WILL EMPLOY 250 WORKMEN Entire Jot) on Highway to be Completed By July 1, 1920 at Cost * of $290,000 / The man who bet a now hat that ac tual work on the North and South high way would not start during January will be called upon to pay the bet, for construction of the road will start with in a few days. A sub contract has been lot for build ing the mile of tho proposed road be tween Whitebird and Salmon river to •Tohuson & Co., of Boise. This was made known Tuesday night by J. A. Hoskins, of tin 1 firm of J. A. Hoskins & Co., of Ontario, Ore., general contractors for all excavation and surfacing on the tweuty-twp mile link of the highway. Mr. Hoskins was in Orangeville, and departed Tuesday morning for Lewis ton. Will Parcel Work Out. "We are sub-letting contracts for any part of the highway as rapidly as we./fcan satisfactorily do so," declared Mr. Hoskins. ''Contracts for parts of the wdVk will be awarded to local con cerns if they are equipped to do the work. One job consists of the removal of nineteen acres of timber. '/ An outfit for use on tho mile of road at Whitebird is being moved to the riier and it is expected that ground will be broken shortly. By the time tho road work is going in full blast, from 200 to 250 men will be employed, said Mr. Hoskins. Tho i weekly pay roll will run between $4000 and $5000. The enormous inflow of cash is expected to be of great benefit to business in Idaho county. The men will be paid weekly and much of their earnings will be spent locally. Must be Competed July 1, 1920. J. A. Brown is in charge of the en tire work. He now is located at the Imperial hotel. Construction Engineer < McCready also is here. The contract calls for completion of the road by July I, 1920, at an estimated cost of $290,000, which includes bridges and culverts. The Security Bridge company of Spo kane has the contract for bridge and culvert work. Iron culverts, it is said, have already been cut of fur the road. Additional federal money necessary" to construction of tho road has been procured from the government, and no impediment exists to cheek the work, once it is'actually begun. STATIONERY STORY EXPLODES Development Show Alexander Didn't Fail to Provide Paper* The story given currency recently that the, retiring Democratic state ad ministration failed to follow precedent and furnish satiouery and other printed supplies for the present session of the state legislature was somewhat modifi ed the other day in the state senate at Boise when Senator Whitcomb, president pro tem, who made the original charges, modified his statement. lie insisted, however, that there was evidence of negligence in tho fact that necesaary equipment was not at hand when the legislature convened. Senator Petti hone replied to Senator Whitcomb with the statement that there had been no intent to show discourtesy or to incou venience the incoming legislature, said approximately $2200 had been spent for stationery ami like paraphernalia. He NAMED U. S. COMMISSIONER. J-. B. Burney of Stites has been ap painted U. S. commissioner to succeed C. AI. Butler, who has resigned after having served as commissioner for al most twelve years. ' BTTTES PAPER RESUMES The Stites Enterprise hast resinned pub lication. L. F. Bohrbock, formerly of Stites, is again directing the Enterprise.