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VOLUME VII NUMBER 28 OROFINO, CLEARWATER COUNTY, IDAHO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918. DISTRICT HO. EIGHT HOLDS SCHOOL FAIR. The parents and patrons of school district No. 8 were gt. < n a pleasant surprise, when Mis.- Heb erts and pupils Issued invitations to a fair, which was heid at the school house on Friday, September 27th. It Is to be regretted that our county superintendent and all the parents were not present, as It was an occasion well worthy of men tion. On arriving and taking note "f the school grounds and "O u Glory" majestically floating In the air, one's first impressions we;e that they were attending a Clearwater county fair. As we entered ih ■ porch and cloak room we were :r. the real exhibit booths, but nearly lost our way among the huge pumpkins and tall corn. As we passed on in the school room we had positive proof that the fair was ■no joke. Artistically arranged around the .room were pears, apples, pumpkins, •corn, sunflowers, fancy work and sewing. Also writing exhibits and maps of Idaho and the France-Ger many maps, which proved at a .glance that the school had talent dn this line of work. One exhibit which drew much at tentlon was a box consisting ot fruit, vegetables and flowers, and a ■dich each of fresh strawberries and blackberries. For so late In the sea son this was an exceptional exhibit. The school then rendered a^short program consisting of several 'pat riotic songs, and their school work, which was highly appreciated by all. After which Miss Roberts ask ed the mothers to act judges on the following. Potatoes, tomatoes, corn, turnips, and rutabagas; Mrs. Wheeler and Mrs. Piper. Pumpkins, cucumbers, beets, sunflowers, and fresh fruits, Mrs. Frazier and Mrs. Huttinger; carrots, cabbage, beans and canned fruit, Mrs. Brazee and Mrs. Donald son. The corn, pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers and apples deserve more than mere mention, as they were unusual in size and first-class. Mrs. Weseman judged the sewing •and fancy work, which would do credit to any school. The Red Cross quilt on display is being made by the Wheeler girls •and is a nice piece of work. The boys and girls are to be con gratulated on their exhibits. The prize given for the greater number of blue ribbons was a war savings stamp, which was won by Albert Frazier. This fair was the result of the summer garden work of the boys and girls belonging to the little U. •S. Garden company, organized last spring. The rank was conferred ac cording to the garden work accom plished during the summer. The soldiers of this garden company are Captain, Albert Frazier. I Lieut., Daisy Wheeler. II Lleuts., Marie and Mildred ®.ynch. Top Sergeant, Belle Wheeler. Sergeant, Carrie Wheeler. a nilllllllllllHIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllIll 1 nilllllllllllHIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllIll The Dawn of A Ne w Day I Back and behind the sordidness and weariness of the war, men of vision glimpse a great light— Freedom forjthe Whole World! The accomplishment of this end is the definite task that we as a nation have set for ourselves. Every true patriot will support his government and will lend his money to the fullest extent of his capacity You can purchase Bonds of the Fourth issue through this Bank. I SI -j i I s - ft I I Bank of Orofino . INMMlif O.ROFINO, I D A H iHiiHiiHiiiiuiiniiiiiimiuiiHiiuiiniMiifimiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiHiii Corporals. Ellis Kalen, Clark and Luclle Piper. Firstclass Privates, Vera Falen, Geo. Donaldson , Ruby and Willie Wheeler. Next year the school plans on a much larger and better fair. Why not all the rural districts catch the spirit? A great deal of credit is due Miss Roberts, as she is putting forth ev ery effort to help the boys and girls love and take pride In their work, This, with the hearty support of the parents, is what builds up our schools _and makes good citizens of our boys and girls. ATTENTION, FARMERS! The following wire has been re ceived from the United States food administrator through the federal food administrator for Idaho, and is herewith given In full for your guidance and information. It Is hoped that all farmers ar. In position to hold their wheat un til such time as the grain carrying ships can be released by General Pershing, and a careful reading or Mr. Hoover's telegram would Indi cate that this should happen within a reasonable length of time. Very truly yours, CHAS. A. FISHER, Food Administrator, Clearwatei County, Idaho. "Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9, 1918. "Chas. A. Fisher, Oroflno, Idaho— Following wire just received from Hoover, which please give widest publicity. 'Enlarged demands by General Pershing for material re sulting from progress on western front, has necessitated temporary diversion of grain ships to his ser vice. This temporarily curtails wheat movement from seaboard and has filled our seaboard and termin al elevators and thus checks move ment. Reported that some farmers have become panicky and are sell ing wheat at less than government price. No occasion for this If hold ers will have a little patience— .wheat, will all be moved and full price secured by every grower.' BICKNELL." PUBLIC SALES. On Tuesday, October 15, F. S. Worthington will offer at public auction on the place 2 1-2 miles south of Peck on Big Canyon creek, the 160 acre farm containing 25 acres In cultivation and 40 more that can be easily cleared. Also 5 milch cows and five calves, 3 head of horses, sow and 4 young pigs; all the farm and agricultural Im plements, household goods, etc. A. V. Ball, auctioneer. Idaho Land For Soldier y* The assesors of the ten northern counties of Idaho met with Govern or Alexander in Lewiston Monday, at the suggestion of Secretary ot the Interior Lane, who is anxious to gather information regarding bodies of land in excess of 5000 acres which can be reclaimed and made available for homes for re turning soldiers. The Inside Facts About ' County Auditor Nomination The editor of the Republican hat j been active in politics for over 25 years, but never in all that time have we found a more determined, malicious and entirely selfish at tempt on the part of Individuals to defeat a worthy public official and advance themselves than the pres ent one made b> a coterie of repub licans against Joseph Kauffman, democratic county auditor. It Is beyond our conprehension how any set of men can concoct such selfish schemes and expect to succeed. When we came to Orottno we told the people we would stand for the decent things In politics; that we would support a clean democrat be fore we would assist In the election of an unworthy republican; that IF was not so much the party brand a man bore as the sort of a man he Is that counted in the choosing ot county officers. We promised' the people we would fight ring rule, no matter where we found it. Four years ago the Republican, In accord with this pledge to the people, espoused the cause of Jos. Kauffman, a democrat, and used all the Influence ft our comand to pre vent any republican from filing for county auditor, Mr. Rogers filed in spite of all effort to leave the nomination blank on the republican ticket, and the republicans of the county gave their support to Mr. Kauffman, who was elected by an overwhelming majority. During the past four years Mr. Kauffman has been so thoroughly efficient, so absolutely honest, so hard-working, that he has justified this bl-party endorsement, and when It came time to nominate county officers at the recent primary there was strong sentiment among repub licans m tor another endorsement of Mr. Kauffman. But Mr. Kauffman was accused by some republicans with a show of partisanship in that it was charged he was too active in 'behalf of the democratic party; that he was instrumental In gètting Mr. Wilmot to file for assessor, and Tom Reed of Pierce to file on the democratic ticket for county com missioner, and at a meeting of re publicans in Oroflno there was a sentiment favorable to the nomina tion of a republican candidate in opposition to Mr. Kauffman, on the ground that since he owed his elec tion four years previous to republi can support, he should not become unduly active in a partisan spirit at this time, this feeling, whether justified or not, Mr. Chas. Abrams of Fraser, a most worthy citizen and a staunch republican, was tendered the nomi nation, the office, was not able to make the campaign, and accepted only after leading re publicans urged him over and over and practically drafted hint. And as a result of Mr. Abrams did not seek He protested that he At that time the primaries had not been held, and Mr. Abrams was considered particularly strong be- i cause a member of the NcftFFartl san League. No objection was then raised to his membership In the League; It was an open secret that It was good policy calculated - to block the combination between the democrats and Non'-Partlsan mem hers In Clearwater county In behalf 1 1 of the democratic county ticket. Later It developed that Mr. Ab rams voted a democratic ticket In the primary, and' Joe Molloy, who was, It now develops, aspiring for the nomination of auditor, went to Fraser and demanded that Mr. Ab rams get off the republican county ticket because he did not vote the •republican ticket in the primary. Mr. Abrams agreed to this, and did resign, a^id It is now plain why Mr. Molloy was so active In clear tng the field. He saw an opportun Ity to get Into the game Without any chance for the rank and file ot I the party to have any say as to a candidate. After Mr. Abrams withdrew the editor of the Republican made as much of a canvas of the county as time permitted and found the lead ing republicans opposed to any nomination against Mr. Kauffman; SI we were told on every hand that i I the nomination of anyone was not s j wanted by republicans, except about ft i four In the Clearwater county co'prt ! house, whose determination to oust i Kauffman was persistent and organ ized. It was this ring's manipulation that made Joe Molloy county chalr j man when it was well understood IF a on the day of the primary that Joe Molloy was not to be made chair man. As county chairman Molloy set to work to put his own nomina tion over, regardless of the senti ment of the people, and, in fact, it was accomplished over the protest of the writer, who went to Molloy, as republican county chairman, and told him that our information led to the conclusion that the republi cans of the county favored Mr. Kauffman, and that no nomination be mode. We had information that led ts to believe that proxies were then being gathered from precinct committeemen hy Mr. Molloy and his co-workers, and we went to Mr. Molloy as county chairman and In substance said— "We have canvassed the county enough to know that the sentiment among republicans Is that we leave the nomination of auditor blank; that this was no time to start a fight with the country at war; that it were best to endorse Mr. Kauff man and let him devote his entire time to his work, now increased by the war board work. We told Mol loy that the Clearwater Republican had fought ring rule In the demo cratic party; that we would fight it in the republican party, and that we demanded that the republican county organization take no action until the republican voters of the county were given an opportunity to express themselves. And as coun ty chairman Mr. Molloy promised no snap judgment would be taken." We then served notice on Mr, Molloy as republican county chair man that personally and through the Clearwater Republican, we would fight any republican candi date that the organization might nominate by ring methods, regard less of who the candidate might be. a be. Between the primary and the hand picking of Molloy by himself, we talked with Molloy, as county chairman, about again endorsing Mr. Kauffman, and Mr. Molloy said that he would insist, as a condition, that Mr. Kauffman Are Mrs. Fisher, give the Republicans all the depu ties, and contribute $100 to the re publican campaign fund. Mr. Kauffman never made this proposal, as Molloy now alleges the editor of the Republican made. Nor •did we, in reviewing the situation before the republican meeting last week say that Mr. Kauffman did. We told what Molloy had proposed, and when Molloy jumped to his feet and declared he was going out and tell the democrats that Kauffman was proposing to throw them down, ! we turned to Molloy and said— "You are not honorable you made j that proposition, not Joe Kauffman, and you know It." a Molloy then said that Orcutt. not Kauffman, had proposed It, and we again, with all the force at our i command told Mr. Molloy that he DID make the proposition, and that Joe Kauffman was innocent of any dishonorable thing as a democrat. | We repeat it again that Mr. to Kauffman never made auy such a proposition, and that so far as any promises made by Mr. Kauffman Is 1 concerned he is entirely free to I run his offlmce as he feels will best serve, the Interests of the taxpayers In of the county, to the high respect in which he is held by the citizen of his county, regard less politics. Is It in the Interest of the people, then, that he be kicked out? ot Without regard to polttics Mr. Kauffman is the hardest working official In our county; he puts in more hours in hls office for the peo pie than any other man in the court house. He is absolutely hon est, clean, conscientious and worthy Molloy and hls clique are de a manding that a republican hold the I Job: they ask us to subscribe to the j doctrine that a yellow dog repubfl as j can Is better than an honest, clean, as ; efficient democrat: j cent democrats to help the yepubll they want de- ■ cans but denounce and read out of the party republicans who hold that the duty of every citizens Is to ex alt citizenship above partisanship, and that a high grade democratic official Is to be preferred to a ring republican. Lastly, and the most damaging phase of the whole case is the fact that Mr. Molloy has boasted how any republican can defeat Jos Kauffman because the Blake is against Mr. Kauffman, loy banks on this support, and we charge here that he made the state ment to us, as county chairman, in outlining a campaign to beat Kauff man. vote Mr. Mot If such be true. It has appeal ed to us as the finest compliment to ever paid a public official, and if Joseph Molloy is worthy the vote ot in any decent citizen he would not boast on the support of a discredit ed element in a discredited party. , in a county where the Nease-graft, ! the Swinton deal, the Oroflno bridge , and other deals are still fresh In the minds of the people, a sad re minder that they had once placed confidence in men who could com mand Blake gang votes. News coming In is to the effect that some country precincts In our county are far behind In subscrib ing their quota of Liberty bonds. Some farmers plead that they have not sold their beans; others seem to think they can delay and that the war will end without their quota. If the war ends tomorrow it will be necessary that the government real ize every penny of this Fourth loan, and no loyal American will delay one moment in subscribing his quo ta. The boys over there are doing their work for you; what kind of an American are you if you betray these boys Buy your bonds right now or realize that you are a slacker. Is of REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES. The Idaho Republican platform U regarded as one of the most patriotic! and constructive that has ever been written by a political purty In this state. Its declarations with respect to the war are only what could bo ex pecte from representatives of the party of Lincoln. It handles vital questions affecting the producer and consumer in Idaho In a straightforward and practical manner and not only promises relief measures, but sets them out In detail so that there can be no misunderstanding of the party's atgtude. he party's candidates admirably fit this platform. They are broad-minded, loyal, conscientious men, shown by their works, not alone by their words, to be consecrated to their country and wedded to the development of their state. That is true of all the Republican candidates, but more especially of Mr. Gooding and Mr. Davis, who. since this country entered the war, have given most of their time to war work and who have, for many years, been Instru mental in building up the state In both B material and moral sense. ! j After attending the meeting ^>f the northern Idaho Lewiston Monday, Governor Alex ander came to Oroflno and spent Tuesday night with friends. assessors at Red Crown Gasoline for sale at the Clearwater Garage. SHRUBBERY THAT GROWS. I handle tested shrubbery from one of the best Western nurseries. Fruit and ornamental trees, roses, bulbs and plants. CLARENCE LaFOREST P. O. BOX 154. OROFINO. IDAHO. Buy More E T O f * J 2 2* 2 2 5 BuyOver Here to Win over There! § A bond slacker is the Kaiser's backer Be one of the millions to lend the billions Dig up the coin and bury the Hun Idle doUars are pro-German Put the "pay" in Patriotism If you can't fight, your money can E 5 2 Let's "go over the top" and put Clearwater I County and Orofino on the map in LARGE letters 1 E 1 , FIDELITY STATE BANK Orofino, Idaho i HNiNiiiNiiNiiNiiumiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiim PUBLIC ASSEMBLAGES ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9, 1918. County Health Officer, Oroflno, Idaho: state Board of Health directs you to inform mayors of cities and chairmen boards of village trustees in your county that because of [Spanish influenza all public binges and places of public amuse* , „ent, excepting private and public schools, be prohibited from opera tlon on and after Thursday, October assetu 10, 1918, until further notice. Lef ter of verification follows, directed to secure compliance with this order. You are BIWER, Secretary. HONOR STUDENTS OF THE OROFINO SCHOOLS. The following Is a list of the honor students for the six weeks ending October 11th. As these reports will appear in the papers at the close of each six weeks period, a word of explanation Is necessary. An honor student is one that has made an average of at least 90 per cent, in his dally work and tests, and whose attitude toward the school and conduct In the commun ity would entitle him to a grade of 90 per cent, or more. Attitude Includes deportment but means more. The highest honor students are those whose attitude and each sub ject taken in school Is above 90 per cent. Honor students are those whose attitude is above 90 perceut. and one or more subjects above 90 per cent. Highest honors—Marjorie Miller. Honor students — Ruby Wahl, Wlnmfred Wellman, Julia Brown. Blanche Simnson, Mary O'Hara, Elizabeth Daniel, Mary Biegert, Nellie Chase, Mavis Aiken, Ruby Smith, Elizabeth Whitworth, Leon ard King, Mary Kolosa, Fairly Wat rath, Alton Kauffman. Dalice Shoe maker, Cleo Frazier, Cornelius Grif fith, Lillian Bartlett, Mabel Glea son, Jesse Randell, Fred Weseman, Mabel Walsh, Bliss King, Edith Cook, Irma Burnett, Elsie White, Elvle Pittwood. Ada Luffman, Remy Gamble, James Kohncke, Tom Webb. / William Blake of Crescent and Marguerite Kohncke, well Clearwater county young people, were married at Lewiston last Saturday, Oct. 5, Rev. Father Couffrant officiating. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Blake will make their home at Crescent. Miss known Buy bonds and back the guns that hit the Huns.