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VOLUME I. OROFINO, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL 18th, 1912. NUMBER 4. Government to Extend Aid To Protect Timber. United States Department of Agricui- j ture, office of the Secretary, Washing- 1 ton, D. C., Nov. 10, 1911. At a cooperativ agreement entered into between the U. S. department of j agriculture and the state of Maryland ! provides for an expenditure by the j government of not to exceed $000 dur ing the year ending December 31, 1911, this sum to go toward meeiing the ex penses of forest fire protection in Maryland. The areas to be protected are in Allegheney, Garrett, Washington and Frederick counties. The coopera tive agreement is madè possible by the terms of the Weeks law, which congress passed last winter. The Weeks law, besides providing for the purchase by the national gov ernment of lands on the headwaters of navigable .rivers for the purpose of creating national forests to protect these rivers, carried also an appropri ation of $200,000 which the secretary of agriculture might expend in order to protect from fire, in cooperation with the slates, similar lands in state or private ownership. It was provided in the law that expenditures by the federal government in any state should not exceed ithe .amount spent by the state itself in (the cooperative work. Other etates which have signed similar cooperative agreements with the gov ernment are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusettes, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Oregpn. The secretary of agriculture con cluded that ±he most effective way to use the money available would be by requiring, as a preliminary to entering into an agreement -with any state for cooperative fire protection, that the state authorities should submit a definite plan showing in detail exactly what it was proposed to do. With these plans were required maps show ing areas to which protection would be given. AH plans submitted are care fully examined by the department of agriculture, to see both that the area to be protected » actually forested land Tin the heiffwaters of navigable streams and that the plan Of protection pro posed is well conceived and thoroughly practical, with an organized and effect ive system of administration by capable state officers. It was decided for the present year that the amount spent in any one state by the national govern ment should be limited to $10,000. The funds of the federal government will be used solely for paying patrol men. The state officials select these patrolmen, subject to the approval of the department of agriculture. The maps submitted to the federal govern ment show where each of these patrol men will be located, the approximate routes of patrol, and all matters neces sary to a clear understanding of the state's plan of fire control, including the location of lookout points, telephone communications, railroad patrols, loca tion of state forest fire wardens and other officials, and the like. In short, the basic idea is that effi cient fire protection can be given only by the development of a carefully worked out, well manned, and capably officered scheme, which studies the situation beforehand and makes provi sion for the most effective disposal and use-of thé available forces. Under the terms of the cooperative agreements, j the secretary of agriculture may termi- j r.ate the cooperation at any time that ! he finds it not to be conducted in a satisfactory manner. Forestry officiais j of the department of agriculture will * act as inspectors of the work, iiev.d thr. , lt is be-1 er U'hi syrtvrt " gr:r. , i v.'iii be made it. th. di. clop -1 tu3\a: merit of good state systems of !>c pro-J . teclion. : ; : 1. O. O. F .Anniversary Rates to Oroflr.o, Idaho, April 26 The Northern • Pacific Railway com pany and the Camas Prairie Railroad company have granted reduced rates ior the 1. O. O. F. celebrat on at Oro-j fino on April 26, from all points on the Northern Pacific between Marshal Junction and Orofino and from all points on the Camas Prairie railroad east of Lewiston to Orofino. In buying tickets pay Pell fare and take n receipt fOr the money paid and present it to W. M. Chandler, secretary of the -Anni versary Association at Orofino, who will countersign the same, and when so countersigned it will entitle the holder to« return ticket for one-third th* regular fare. Tickets will be on sale April 25 and 26, and good for re tarning up to and including April 29. No reduced rate will apply to any point where the fare to Orofino is less than fifty cents, nor will any return ticket be sold for less than 25 cents. W. M. CHANDLER, Sec. Orofino, Idaho A NEW LINE OF j 1 j ! j Fishing Tackle Just Received. Come in and See. Magazines Stationery Candy AFFLECK THE RED GLOBE PHARMACY Monday's School Election The regular annual school election passed off quietly. What promised at one time to be a spirited contest turned out to be a very one sided affair. Ir respective of party, most all thought the present board members, A. E. Hinckley and J. R. Becker, up for re election entitled to serve for the ensu ing terms to which they had been placed in nomination. Those opposing their election placed in nomination Harry White and G. F. Hardy. 177 ballots were cast of which A. E. Hinckley for the one year term re ceived 142 and Harry White, his oppo nent, 35. For the three year term J. B. Becker received 140 and G. F. Hardy, his opponent, 36, one vote be ing cast for White for this term. One hundred and thirty-six ballots were cast for and against the special tax, which had been placed at 12 mills by the citizens' meeting held previous to the eleetion. The ballot stood 112 for special tax and 24 opposed. At the public meeting held in the early afternoon, Mr. Becker presented a clear and comprehensive statement of the financial condition of the district. In this statement it was shown that it will cost approximately $5,200 to con duct the school this year, and tha*thej Gilbert, Ida, April 15.—Died, April 13, at his home on Russell Ridge, James M. Rice. Detah was due to a stroke of paral y sis which he suffered about ten days before his death. The deceased, with j his family, came to this section from j the Spokane country ten years ago and ! during his residence here has made many friends and ha * a'ways been j noted for his honesty n"d integrity, ensuing year would approximate $5,700. The districts portion of the general levy if the rate be fixed at five mills, will be shout $2,500, or $3,750 if the county board sees fit to make a levy of 7 1-2 mills. From other sources $600 can be raised. As the eight mill levy of last year was based on a valuation of $440, 000, thia year's must be based on 40 , per cent of that total which gives us $176,000 worth of taxable property in the district. A twelve mill levy this year will not raise as much money as a five mill levy did last year, so it is evi dent that a twelve mill special tax was necessary to meet the running expenses of the district and provide for interest and sinking funds for bonds. The total warrant indbtedness will approximate, at the end of the school year, $1700, against $3500 at the end of last year's term, which makes a very creditable showing for the handling o'f the district. Death of J. M. Rice. Mr. Rite was born i:i Ohi j in 1650 and spent many years in the north He married Mi?s -yçsteru sla -1 Lcuisu Miller in »871. lie leaves ihre V sons, E. O., Alvin and Zacharias Rice, : ; all of this community, and two daught : vrs, Mrs. Chas. Graham and Mrs. Alfred Graham, of Scotia, Washington, his Wife having died in 1863.- All were present at the funeral except Mrs. Al fred Graham. A large number attended the services a ttj, e interment which took place at the pleasant ridge cemetery Sunday. The services were conducted by Rev. Departee. Surprise Parly The little friends of Helen Foresmm gave her a pleasant surorise on last Wednesday evening, the occasion being her twelfth birthday. Various games were played and a luncheon was Served in the evening. Those present were: Helen Kinne, Winnifred Well man, Sadie Wellman, Laura Small, Mablc Brown, Julia Brown, Nannie Cochran, Margaret Jones, Irene Gor man, Lillian Bartlett, Katherine Fores man, Helen Faresman. Miss Helen re ceived a number of presents from her little friends as mementos of the even ing. Real Estate Transfers For the week Ending April 16, 1912. Furnished by Clearwater Abstract Co. I I United States to Roy R. Bever, sw 1-4 sec 14-37-5. Same to Libbie W. Stern, nw 1-4 sec 14-37-5. Same to Monroe V. Bever, ne 1-4 sec 14-37-5. 1 John W. Clark to Clearwater Timber ] Co., ne 1-4 sw 1-4 sec 22, se 1-4 se 1-4 | .15-36-5. j 1 Edith E. Thompson to same, sw 1-4 sec | j 2-39-3. David M. Eckman to Potlatch Lumber ; Co., w 1-2 he 1-4, se 1-4 ne 1-4, ne 1-4 se 1-4, 34-40-1. I United States to James W. Oakes, n U2 se 1-4, se 1-4 se 1-4, lot 5, 4-37-5. Same to Denton D. Tucker, ne 1-4, sec 31-38-3. Same to Emma Atherton, s 1-2 ne 1-4, sec 32-38-4. Orofino Improvement Co. to Mae Mil ler, lot 7 blk 10 Day add to Orofino. Dennis Keane, administrator, to James Greer Sr., lot 7. blk 2 Greer. ■ ! at Ir E. re 177 E. re J. F. be 112 it Elk River Items. J. M. Robertson, who has been with us for the past winter, left for his home at Southwick, last week. The Elk River Commercial Club is to be reorganized in the immediate future. There is a demand for such an organiz ation here. Monday was a busy day in police court. Judge Morris disposed of two drunks, hailing from the sunny clime of Boville, and meted justice to a disturber of the peace. Rev. J. G. Richardson, formerly sta tioned over the M. E. Church here, left for Portland Saturday, where he will be employed by the Oregon Prohibition State Committee. Will Hallberg returned from the eff ete east a few days since, and is a 8 ain wielding the raser at the oldT stand. Will is, of course glad to get back to Elk River. be 1-2 be At the school election held Monday, F. Elliott Smith was elected trustee for three years, and a special levy of 15 mills voted for the maintenance of a nine months school for the ensuing year. F. G. Parker left Monday for Spo kane, where it is rumored, he will take unto himself a mate. The Colonel is popular with everyone here and will have the best wishes of all for a happy, wedded life. 40 us in a of o'f Mrs. M. J. Campbell, accompanied by her sister, Miss Alice Chappell, will start for the old home, Chanute, Kan sas, Monday next. Mrs. Campbell and Barron will make an extended visit withher parents. Mtes Chappell will, be greatly missed by the younger set among which she has been conspicuous during the past winter. j The Potlatch mil) was started on Mon- j day morning, and the night crew was j put to work Wednesday. Everything; is running smoothly and a large num ber of men will be employed this sea son. Many improvements have been made during the recent suspension, and Elk River now boasts the most complete und up-to-date plant in ex 1 istenee. Niifi Sed. Pursuant to a call of J. F. DawJ, committeeman, a meeting of the demo cratie voters' of E'k River was held in the h?.!l of the Pot'utch Lu. -.bcr Co ' V party Saturday evening. There-were present John F. Dowd, assistant book keeper of the Potlatch Lumber Company George Wright, George White William Hunter blacksmiths In the em ploy of the company, Peter Shea, em ployee and Bert Crose, boss carpenter of the company, and Richard Mellen at and E. H. Hilton local politicians. Preliminary steps toward the organ ization of a local club, were taken, and the meeting adjourned to meet again next Saturday evening. Orvill L. Brown, iivingon the ranch Loss by Fire on re her of Fred Trotzkey, suffered a severe loss by fire last Monday night. In some unnacountable manner his barn caught fire at midnight and burned the barn, three horses and a large quantity of farm implements. He succeeded in getting one horse from the burning structure. Fred Trotzkey, of this pjace, who owns the barn, had $200 insurance pn the structure, and estimates his loss ah $200. Mr. Brown had no insurance and hr» loss is a heavy one at this season of the year. No clew as to the origin of ihe fire could be obtained. Commissioners' Proceedings : Third day continued) Î100 reward was offered for any evi- ! I dence that will lead to to arrest or con- j vietion of anyone found guilty of violât- i I ing the local option law. Fourth day, April 11, 1912. At this time the board appointed Sack Crabb constable of Teakean pre cinct. The board allowed the following j claims against Clearwater county: ] q p jj a u | (j eo . shirk j John Smolinski | s M Kellev ' ; p Long $ 2 50 1 25 ! 15 00 ! 5 00 j 16 60 ! 53 50 j 10 35 ! 22 50 35 00 ; Wm Varner Erb Bros J. W. Long H. Dillon . Spokane Corrugated Culvert & Tank Co J. H. Thackenthal Geo McKinnon R H Saylor G W Furguson John Dolan Wm J Carey C A Nystrom. Ben Murray Wm Duross Wm Duross Peter Holmberg John Dolan Zeiman Bros tc Hohn Co Chas Dent Road overseers' reports approved as follows: 46 00 5 00 33 75 3 75 5 00 28 75 5 00 5 00 5 00 22 50 14 50 17 50 7 50 13 40 12 50 C E Long, District No. 1 Walter Vanderventer, district No. 2 Nets Johnson, district No. 3 J F Dednison, District No. 4 W H Shaw; district No. 5 Chas Lynch, district No. 7 Grant Simpson, district No. 7 Grant Simpson, district No. 8. J S Salb, district No. 10 F J Kalosa, district No. 12 Herman Weinman, district No. 13 S J Defrcese, district No. 14 E. E. McGuire, district No. 15 Wm Duross, district No. 16 ÿ \V King, district No. 17 H M MfcLourfn, district No. 18. 1 M Bichardson, district No. 11 Claims allowed: E King. Joe Michaels H C French. Wm Queesenberry. L Saper . Boon Tyra, district No. 8. J P Shannon, general road fund. ' . $ 11 25 11 25 5 00 77 50 15 00 6 25 11 25 Despite the fact that this is a presi dential year, there is absolutely no good reason why there should be any pessi mism regarding business conditions. There are no facts or figures to support it. Carefu , study of conditions shows t j,at where there were 192,673 idle f re jght cars in the United States one y ear a g 0> there are less than 22,000 idle today. Assuredly there is a good move ment of merchandise One year ago the U. S. Steel Corpora tion was operating but 40 to 50 per j cent, of its capacity, while today it is j working up 90 per cent, of its total ca j pacity. In every section of the country bank clearings show a notable increase over corresponding periods a year ago. At the same time the decrease of surplus reserVe of nearly all banks indicates j that a vast amount of money is going, ! Even though the cotton states pro duced an extremely heavy crop, and the foreign crop is 15 per cent, above ) normal, cotton has been going up cvc-r since the first of December and is now into business extension. bringing 10 to 11 cents a pound. Evi ' dentij 'here is a good demand for this staple. Add this the information that the . , , . , . .... the price of corn is the highest in tifteen years, and that the Lnited States never Ainericcn farmer is about to seed his largest aggregate spring acreage, that , runs int0 P oor bus,ne3s whe " c0: \ n val ' ues are exceptionally good, and you have every reason to feel optimistic. Takir S a " these S ood conditions into consideration therefore, it would be 1 strange indeed if a great big, healthy, wide-awake nation like ours should be put to sleep by a few political bugaboos and business pessimists. And, last but not least, Ed. V. Price tc Co. h.\ve, since Januars 1, 1912, in creased their daily shipments 18 per cent, over the same period of 1911, and are at the present time—and expect to so continue for the next eleven weeks— keeping fifteen hundred tailors and fifty cutters and trimmers working over-time taking care of your orders. 750 samples and all the latest models and up-tq^date suiting now on, display at the White Pine Trading Co.'s store. Next time anyone asks, "What's the matter with business?" tell him "It's I all right!" CONSERVATIVE PROGRESSIVE Bank of Orofino Capital and Undivided Profits $15.000.00 When YOUR MONEY is in tiie bank you won't spend it, it can't burn up nor be stolen IT IS ABSOLUTELY SAFE One Dollar Will Open an Account See Us regarding Your Farm Loans and Insurance » Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent Make this your Banking Home A. L. THIELE, Cashier. Good Service Orofino Meat & Cold Storage Co. For Fresh and Cured Meats, Poultry, Etc. All Meats Prepared in our new, SANITARY Packing Plant. IDAHO OROFINO Orofino Livery and Feed Stable J. D. Fairly, Proprietor Driving Teams, Light Hauling, Saddle and Pack Horses Mountain Transportation a Specialty Orofino Idaho Fix Date For County Fair a The committee on organization ap pointed at the recent mass meeting held to decide on holding a county fair, met last Saturday and appointed the follow ing as directors of the association : Judge Kinne, H. L. Walrath and Alex Hamil ton. In order to encourage interest in every section of the county it was de cided to appoint a committeeman in each precinct, whose special business it whould be to look after the work of gathering exhibits, etc., in his section. It was also decided to make every citizen of the county a member of the association and to charge $1.00 as a, membership fee, which fee would en title the holder to four admission tick Another decided upon was that , each merchant and business man should offer a prize of some kind and that this ; prize should be competed for by resi dents only of the district in which it ets. PRECINCTS Greer Fraser Weippe Pierce Ford C. .c) Orofino Fenton Gilbert Ahsahka Dent Anoka Elk River Teakean was offered. A meeting of the officers will be held next Saturday in the Fan cigar store, to which meeting all citi zens are requested to be in attendance. . Precir.ct Registrars Appoihted REGISTRARS M. B. ERB Lou George Wm. Gaffnev W. J. Todd Archie Bonner R. D. Luttropp E. F. Brunning Laura B. Moss Robert Crow Emil Schuessler Geo. Wilcoxeu E. E. Bellomy J. M. McGuire I ' i The board, at its recent meeting, fixed the salarias of the various officers for the ensuing term. The salary of ; auditor was not touched as there seems to be some doubt in regard to his hold ing over for another two years. Assessor, now $1800, cut to $1209 Sheriff, $1800, cut to $1200 Treasurer, 1200, cut to $900 County supt., $1200. Probate Judge, $1200, cut to $1000 Surveyor, $750 Cot to $200 Coroner, 200 Board Slashes Salaries 1 ' Cochran Gets Contract - C. A. Cochran was the lucky bidder on the water works contract for Stites. He was awarded the contract to build the system, which will cost $5090, at a ! meeting-held Wednesday night. ; Samson Snyder Returns. Samson Snyder returned today from a two months' visit to his old home in West Virginia- Mr. Snyder reports the business conditions in the east as fast becoming normal. He states that the impression is fast gaining ground that a third candidate in the republican ranks, other than Taft and Roosevelt, must be chosen at Chicago to insure party success and unity. of a, The county fathers this morning ap P™pnated $10,000 for the purpose of , aldin 2 ln the construction of a wagon over the Clearwater at this ; P oint This mone y is to be availab,e in ^ * s P ro P ose d to raise $16,000 it for construction purposes, four thous and to be raised by the citizens here and elsewhere in the county. Commissioners Appropriate $10,000 For Bridge Received News of Brother's Death John Scott received word Tuesday morning from Gatesville, Wisconsin, of the death of his younger brother, Bert. The news came as a great shock to Mr. Scott who was not aware of his brother's sickness and surmises an accident of some kind as the cause of his death. The deceased was the only brother of Mr. Scott's and was 30 years . ?f age. Wells Bench I Mrs. C. J. Hunter visited Mrs. R. Hawkins last week. Austin McCracken had the misfortune to cut his foot last week while cutting ' wood. i Fred Eiting closed a series of meet ings in this neighborhood Sunday even ing. Edna Sanders went to Orofino Mon day to work for Mrs. Fred Frazier for a of ; short time, For Sale 60 acres of fruit land overlooking Orofino; 5 unimproved lots in Small and Wright's Addition; one easiness house and lot on Johnson Ave.; one fine res 1 idence and 4 lots on Johnson Avenue. Terms on all this by paying small cash payments on each piece -of property. ' For further information see J. C. Bollock, Orofino, Idaho. School Election at Ahsahka. At the school election held in Ahsahka Monday, E. C. Chase was elected to fill the three year term in place of W. H. Bertrand, whose term of office ex a ! pired. A five mill tax, special school, ; was voted by the district.