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Clearwater Republican
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
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
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
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
Top Sergeant, Belle Wheeler.
Sergeant, Carrie Wheeler.
The Dawn of
A Ne w Day
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.
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I I Bank of Orofino
Corporals. Ellis Kalen, Clark and
Luclle Piper.
Firstclass Privates, Vera Falen,
Geo. Donaldson , Ruby and Willie
Next year the school plans on a
much larger and better fair. Why
not all the rural districts catch the
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.
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,
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
This temporarily
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.'
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
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
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
the party to have any say as to a
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
It was this ring's manipulation
that made Joe Molloy county chalr
j man when it was well understood
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.
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."
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,
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
I handle tested shrubbery from one
of the best Western nurseries. Fruit
and ornamental trees, roses, bulbs
and plants.
Buy More
f * J
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
2 Let's "go over the top" and put Clearwater
I County and Orofino on the map in LARGE letters
1 ,
Orofino, Idaho
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
10, 1918, until further notice. Lef
ter of verification follows,
directed to secure compliance with
this order.
You are
BIWER, Secretary.
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
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
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
Buy bonds and back the guns
that hit the Huns.

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