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Clearwater Republican
Bank of Orofino
Orofino, Idnho
Invites your account if you are not
already a depositors. You will be
surprised how easy it is to save when
you have an account with this bank
Make this your Banking Home.
Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent.
Good Servie«
A. L. THEILE, Cashier
Convention and Primary Dates.
Democratic State Convention at Coeur d'Alene, June 3
Republican National convention at Chicago June 18
State platforms conventions meet at Boise June 23
Democratic National convention at Baltimore june 25
State primaries, for state and county officers July 30
State Central committees organize at Boise Sept. 3
General Election, November 5th.
National Delegates in Contest.
Tho mnking of the Republican Na
tional convention, so far as thte original
selection of delegates can demonstrate
it, will be practically settled within a*
wee |j
Two hundred delegates are to he
chosen this week. This leaves about
100 to be chosen including 4S from
Ohio and 24 from New Jersey.
The widely divergent claims of the
Taft and Roosevelt managers make it
apparent that a determination of the
actual control of the convention is im
The committee will take up at that !
by the time the committee begins work.
Up to tins morning, 7,SC, of the 1078 del
egates to Chicago had been chosen, ac
cording to Roosevelt estimates, while
the Taft forces record twenty less. The
possible in advance of tin" meeting ol
the republican national committee June
time contests involving the seats of at
least 164 delegates and it is not unlikely
that more contests will be announced
differences arise over Maryland, where
the Taft managers declare the control
of the 16 delegates will not be cleared
until the state convention next Tues
day and Kansas, where the Roosevelt
records show that 14 have been chosen
and the Taft records 10.
Representative McKinlay, head of
the Taft campaign, claimed 4S3 dele
gates for the president and cqnceded
237 to Colonel Roosevelt. Senator Dix
on, manager for Colonel Roosevelt,
claimed 319 for Roosevelt and'conceded
143 to Taft.
m. tees m then; tables, g.ve hena or
LaFollett 36 delegates and Senator
The Roosevelt managers contend
that 114 delegates are uninstructed, in
cluding SS from New York, and that 164 ,
are contested. Both campaign com
Chicago, over the seating ot the con
tested delegations are being completed
rapidly by the attorneys ot both factions.
While hut few contests have been filed '
thus far with the national committee,
the managers and their attorneys will
be ready with all of the cases by May ;
29th, the date on winch Ihe L' a Pcrs
must lie betöre the committee. Ihe
delegations instructed lor lull whose
seats will be contested, according to the
latest statement from Senator Dixon are:
Cummings 10.
Preparations for a two week's battle at
Alabama, 20; Arkansas, 8; District of
; Florida, 12; Georgia, 26;
Kentucky, 16; Louisiana,
Indiana, t'
20; Michigan 6; Missouri, 2; South Car
olina, 4; Tennessee, 14; Virginia, 22.
The 200 delegates to be selected in
the coming week include 40 m lexas,
26 in California, 24 in Minnesota, 14 in
Washington, 22 in North Carolina; 16 in
West \ irginia; 8 in Idaho, and scatter
ing delegations in many other slates.
Surprise Party
The friends of Margaret Jones gave
her a pleasant surprise last Thursday
evening To the number of ten they
gathered and swooped down on the
bttie lady Ihe evening was pleas
nntly spent... games and music. Re
froshmenls were served during he
evening. hose present were Mnbtc ,
and Julia Brown, Blanch and Ruth
Wellman, Anita DeCourcey and Mar
garet Jones.
Mr. Defenbach Speaks
The Honorable Byron Defenbach of
Sandpoint. republican candidate for
K°' el n " 1 ' s P°l <t ' t° !» fair sized audience
a* at th ? 0dd Pcllows ' hal1 last Tuesday
evening, ihe speaker touched upon
national, state and local issues and
withal an able entertainer and
we en
dorse h . eartl, y hls discourse. The
I strange part ot the whole affair
that Mr. Deffenbach was billed by the
democrats, entertained by the demo
crats , and a l'i ,laudetl b y. tll ' > democrats,
' v ar S c '>'made up his audience. In
. deed, as tar up the line as Greer, last
Sunday, democrats were wo.king to get
I <»ut a crowd to hear the speech. All
! democrats present seemed to be looking
tor something and to say they
disaspointed would be placing it mildly.
We hope to again here Mr. Defenbach
befor ? the ™mpaign is over under dif
ler f n »«sp.ces, a * we like the earnest
and able " er 1,1 wWch »»e Presents
1,8 subje<ds 'or consideration, aad
hopc be - ,ke „ 0ld , ^ ^ will not
, again be tound in bad company.
Open River Boat Brings Big Cargo.
The steamer Inland Empire arrived
at tlie Snake River dock, Lewiston,
Friday afternoon, carrying the largest
cargo of the present running season,
more than 170 tons being aboard. The
consignments were for merchants in
Lewistou and Clarkston and to mercan
tile establishments in 17 towns in North
Idaho, in the main being Camas Prairie
points. Of the towns outside of Lew
iston and Clarkston
ments are these:
receiving ship
Grangeville, Stites,
Winchester, Nezpercc, Fort Lapwai,
Kamiah, 'Cavendish, Kellogg, Vollmer,
Pullman. Emidn, Ferdinand, Melrose,
Sweetwater> Mullnili Keuterville and
Plummer, all of which except Pullman
; are located in this state.
The bunt left Saturday morning for
Asotill t . ftn . yil ^ ):i o,(KK> grain sacks to
the |.' ;u , lu , rs ' Warehouse company, and
on the retllnl , rip win Ulada , iK , )t L . nrK0
' aml d f. parl fol . (hc , 0Wt . r rivt . r at ld)oul
Thé present stage or water is most
; favorable for navigation on the upper
^ Iiak ^» and the shipments brought here
|, y boat to |„. calTiod to tho ex „ vmt .
Ilort , K . rn sl , c(ion of thc st;lto bv nlil>
, lu . Avantages of the open
rivor . Lnst yoar (llt , 0pen Hiver com .
puny brought shipments to Lewiston
that were ivshipped by rail via Spo
kane to points beyond and at a less
cost than the shipments cou|d have
been secured by direct rail shipments
from the coast terminals.
completion of the Celilo Canal and the
rurther i mprovement 0 f the upper
Columbia and Snake rivers further ma
p>ri«l reductions will be effected and
Witli the
river points will be made the distribut
ing centers for practically every section
of the Inland Empire.
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Advertising Washingt on and Idaho
Duri « the first six lnonths of its
existonce the Waho-Washington Devel
opment , eaKUe> of Lewiston according
, o jts st . lni . amum , t just riled ex *
lded (he gross sun , of M(i!)9 . 78 in ad .
, vertising and pronu)tin g the resources
of ,, c „tral Idaho and southeastern Wanh
;»«'»■ JMrtT"'"■ r»
distnbuted 2d,750 pieces of j
literature and circulars; mailed 5437
:W2 inquiry C ltts'to î-ommèrob| S Clubs'
1 eu înu 'nr!>ino 11 '!l' Hu- 1 '! ".ui'tnn 't il'o
stock show and several 'excursions of
business men and other citizens to vari
ïasT Mveir l . P !
on March Yrth u hi ■! M °. n .r° . °!
i r - M 11 11 ' l>se »
S3 States.. .. " ,h '
"The College Chap" was put on the
, . V, .. 1 . put on me
stage last Fnday evening by the High:
school students under the direction of
Hmt. Zimmerman and Miles Cochran.
The play was a very laughable comedy-1
t lie m v'! n g their Un e s ^perfectly "and ;
. «
u, the parts taken by the different|
charcters. Seldom has a home talent;
play been put on here in which the
part that suited his or her peculiar tal- .
The College Chap.
ent. The affair was a success in every
way, and the net recipts were $52.45,
which will used to pay the expenses
connected with the commencement ex
ercises at the close of the school term.
Commencement Exercises.
The school year is nearing the end,
and teachers and students are prepar
ing for the commencement exercises.
There are three in the graduating class
this year: Miss Gladys Kauffman, Miss
Katherine Hibbs and Willard Mer
rill. This is the first class to complete
a four year course iu the Orofino High
The program or the last days of the
term will be as follows:
Friday May 25, Reception to Senior
Class by the High School.
Sunday May 2G, Baccalaureate Ser
mon at the M. E. Cherch by Rev. J. Ii.
Monday 27th, Musicale at I. O. O. F.
Wednesday 29th, Commencement ad
dress by Prof. John Nicholson, aid
presentation of diplomas by the chair
man of the school board.
Important Road Improvements.
W. H. Shaw, road overseer for dis
trict No. 5, started road building Mon
day on the new road change that starts
at the village limits near the I.icurnnce
place and skirts the hill at a point about
600 feet east of the N. I', tunnel, and
there connects with the Fords creek
road. This change cuts out three
heavy hills and gives practically a level
grade for this road east to the mouth of
Fords creek.
Mr. Swadener reports the surveying
out last week of the road leading from
Ahsahka west to connect with the road
running from .Cavendish to Peek. This
road starts at the Smith place and
eliminates the present switch-hack, also
doing away with the heavy grade at the
William Johnson place. This is a much
needed improvement and will bring
nuyiy people off the hill to Ahsahka
and Orofino to do their trading.
Child Recovered
Quite a consternation was created
here lust Monday morning when the
word was brought to town that t|ie five
year-old daughter of Reuben Dennis
had strayed from home and could not
be fouiuj by the many searchers who
had been out the entire afternoon and
night. The word was quickly passed
nround and 30 men answered the call
to go and search for the missing young
mouth of Fords creek,
were stopped by John Pecklmm who
stated they had found the child in the
early morning about one mile from its
home on the Herve Eller place. It was
none the worse for its night in the cold
mountain air, beside a log with a brush
pile for a pillow.
The party proceeded to the
where they
John Baer, local buyer for
Stanton & Co. of Spokane, shipped
out two sheared ewe sheep to itis
firm Tuesday morning that were
record animals of their kind for
this territory. The sheep were
purchased of B. Tacke, living just
south of town, and weighed 260
pounds each. They brought 4
cents a pound on foot and Mr.
Tacke realized #16 from their
sale. As sheared ewes usually
weigli about 100 pounds it can be
seen that these were record
. . ,
j bltdkcis, both in weight diui
quality. — Chronicle.
Miners Making Money.
W. C. Howard came in yester-j
da - v from the Cranberry ' creek
placers, which Stewart & Howard
working with an 1 1-4 mch
nozzle and a 50-foot head. rhey
have stripped quite atl area of pay
«ravel on the old river bed which
is giving them their best returns.
1 he pay gravel is only about 12
|° | 6 wide W« 1 [ ro ™ 2
f eL q b) smooth leve bed
butitrun"Zr LI to
> Ut it i un., ovei <o cents to
P»» throughout. Mr. Howard
brought ill #8.15 in gold dust
; "n'') "T *?"! ^
ää tEâïï
, 1116 gold IS about
as C0UI sc as 3 b Ilf le powder, but
some small nuggets are also found
I'Zrrr *! 7 ate \
. e ' U ')' 110 ^ » l 'st !S even found
ill small quantities in the overlay
inn coarse nr ivel p V erv imli,.,i
.. . , ^ '
ion points to the existence of a
nch mother lode, as yet undis
covered, somewhere in the neigh
borhood -
On Swamp creek Jas. McGann
is piping steadily with a good
head of water and the well proven
richness of the ground assures
the usual good output.
On Bird creek Chas. Brown and
Chas. Peterson are handling a
great deal of dirt with an unusu
ally good head of water, and are
well satisfied with prospects for a
long piping season.
At the Jericho the tunnel is now
in along the footwall for about 30
feet, but tile officers of the com
pany have given no orders to be
gin crosscutting for the lead. It
is expected that this will soon be
done and then the future of this
promising property will be decided
by the test of actual values,—Sen
Serious Accident
Homer Klmers, the fifteen-year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. John El
mers of this city, was severely
injured last week by being kicked
by a horse. The accident is of
quite a serious as well as painful
nature, the upper right jaw hav
ing been broken, the palate torn
from the roof of his mouth and
nine teeth dislodgeJ. Doctors
Slusser, Stocketon and Smith
were called and worked an hour
or such a matter in dressing the
wound and getting the palate back
in place. The little fellow has
stood up bravely under the trying
ordeal and his little friends hope
for an early recovery.— Grange
ville Free Press.
Work on Asylum Buildings.
The brick work on the new wing of
the insane asylum has reached the
third story and the workmen are now
waiting the arrival of the steel so that
work can proceed on the structure. If
the workmen can he secured the brick
work on the third story can be com
pleted ill about six days. One hundred
and fifty thousand brick will be used in
the construction of the new wing and
improvements incident thereto. It is
expected the building will be ready fer
occupancy by August 1st.
Calls Special Session
Judge Steele has called a special ses
sion of the district court to convene at
Nezpercc on Monday, June 3, "for the
despatch of all business pending in
Lewis county, both in law and equity."
It is presumed the Houser grain con
tract cases, which are the same as the
Houser vs. Hobart ease now pending
in the Supreme court in which a de
cision is daily expected, will be dis
posed of at that time, and probably
other cases requiring the services of
jury. There are on the calendar up to
date six grain contract cases, nine
other civil cases, including three for
divorces and two state cases—Herald,
T. O. Green of Juliaetta, was an Oro
fino visitor this week.
Mr. Green is
the field representative ofthe Lewiston
Tribune in this section.
Idaho For Ro osevelt
After an all-night caucus last night,
\ the «»embers of the republican state
C0nV ? nt,0n 8t LeW ' S,0n railed ' 0 reach
any harmony agreement, and conse
qU e„ tl y the de,ega tion to the national
i republican convention from Idaho, will
I be a solid one for Roosevelt.
The National Flag
The national flag had no single
or definite origin. Before and
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dUr " B part ° f reVoll,t,0n
man y flags of different designs
were used by different colonies
and different comnanies of sold
iers ' There wer « «»*> « feat
i»™*" use at ,he
time of the war fôr separation
from England. But in 1775 a
committee recommended for a
nirrSh union
plus thirteen stripes. This design
_ , , , „ , ,
congress ado P ted - I au * Jones
claimed to have been the first to
have raised the national flag, but
it seems to have been one of the
ra ttl e snake type; though that was
not the kind selected by the con
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gressional naval committee in
1776. In June, 1776, it was un
officially decided by congress a fid
Washington, in view of the im
pending declaration, to replace
the union by a five pointed star;
but the first official adoption of a
flag was on June 14, 1 <77, displac
mg the union by 13 stars, and us
ing just the same number of
stripes. The first use of the flag
is disputed; it seems to have been
. .
improvised and run up over cap
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hired British standards at Fort
Stanwix August 8, 1777, after the
battle of Oriskany, but a regular
flag was made and carried at the
battle of BrJndywihe in the fol
■ 0 . /
owing September.
When Vermont and Kentucky
were admitted to the union two
new stripes and the same number
of stars were added, and no further
changes were made for 25 years.
I ,0,0 M .. I, . , .
Ill 1818 it was finally ordered that
the 15 stripes be reduced perroa
nently to 13, in memory of the
original colonies, and the stars
keep pace with the total number
of states, on the July 4 after each
j - mi w .
admission. The arrangement of
the stars was not specified and
has been left to the taste of the
A Challenge.
The married men of Orofino having
seen the single men in action on the
diamond, hereby challenge any team of
un-married mento a ball game on May
3)th. Leave your acceptance of this
challenge with W. A. Wellman.
Picture Show Thursday Night
Hagel Bros, will entertain the public
next Thursday at the Odd Fellows' hall
with a No. 1 picture' show. Only li
censed films will be used in this exhi
bition which consists of comic and
lively pictures.
Orofino Meat & Cold Storage Co.
Fresh and Cured Meats, Poultry, Etc.
All Meats
Prepared in our new, SANITARY Packing Plant.
Orofino Livery and Feed Stable
J. D. Fairly, Proprietor
Driving Teams, Light Hauling, Saddle
and Pack Horses
Mountain Transportation a Specialty
Democratic Convention
The first democratic convention to be
"J? TueS *
convention îo'be Îe Id a't Po u ÏaI
convention to be held at Coeur d Alene
June 3, to select delegates to the
dona! democratic convention which
meets at Baltimore June 25th. Nearly
"? é TÏ? *! "T IT'," 1 ' *" ""T
sent^by duly elected delegates or by
A. A. Holselaw was chosen as tern
^ chairman and B. E. Hoar was
elected secretary pro tern,
Committees on order of business and
permanent organization and résolu
tions were appointed.
The reports of the committees on
Permanent organizatiouand credentials
milted resolutions re-aMirming alleg
iance to democratic principles as pro
mulgated by the founders of the party;
endorsing the administration /*£
economical administration^of^"countv
economical administration or county
attaint; endorsing Hon. Champ Clark
aia presidential candidate; endorsing
the Orofino Tribune for its stand in be
half of the taxpayers.
A " ° r the re * olutions were ado P ,cd
exce P' f that Pining to the endorse
ment of a presidential candidate, which
was rejected by the convention, leav*
ing the delegation from this county un
The committee also went on record
as Coring state bridges at Ahsahka
state aid ,or c ° mpletion
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At this point the temporary organi
za tion was made permanent. The fob
lowing delegates and alternates were
then elected to the state convention:
John Gaffl,e y- alternate A. L. Harper;
®' E ' H " r ' alternate Helm Tyra; J. F.
Dowd, alternate Emu Scheussller.
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At this poml Judge Hogue arose and
il)V i4 ;d the convention to a banquet at
the Hotel Orofino at 7 o'clock. Tho in
vitation was accepted with applause
and the convention adjourned. The
eri * ire „ delegation was then lined up
and photographed on the sidewalk in
front of the building where the conven
tion wap held. ~
At the appointed hour the delegates
»nd local members of the party a<
san»bled at the Hotel Orofino and pai
took ° f a s K pl *" d ' d re , pas '.' hat had baen
provided by the local party managers.
There were about fifty dyed-in-the
wool democrats present,
The delegates chosen are from sev
er °l lines of business, Mr. Gaffney be
ing in the hotel business at Pierce, Mr.
Hoar b . e . ing dep 'f ty x i" tbe c ° unty a f se r
so-,s office, while Mr. Dowd is a book
keeper for the Potlatch Lumber Co. at
Elk River,
School Bonds Sold
The school board opened the bids for
the sale of the $60(10 worth of bonds
voted by the district last month for
building purposes. Fourteen bidders
in all were represented at the opening,
which goes to show the activity in the
bond market. Out of the fourteen
bids ranging from $5700 up to $6301,
the board selected the latter. The
bonds run for twenty years and .draw
six per cent. As soon as the matter of
the bond purchase is settled the board
will consider plans and specifications
for the construction of the new build
ings which will be located on the
corners of B street and Michigan and
College avenues.

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