OROFINO, CLEARWATER COUNTY, IDAHO
VOLUME VII NUMBER 29
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1918.
ATTORNEY BECKER MOVES
TO LARGER FIELD.
Mr. and Mrs. John Becker left for
Lewiston the first of the week to
reside permanently. Mr. Becker will
engage in his profession in his new
field, which is larger and more in
keeping with the ability of this able
young attorney. Mr. Becker is one
of the best attorneys in Idaho to
day. He will, mark it, one day be
recognized as such, and his sterling
honesty and high sense of honor as
a lawyer and a man bring him the
reward he deserves. There is al
ways the trying years when a young
man in any profession must meet
discouragement; he must win rec
ognition; he must prove nis metal
with the big men of his profession.
And it sometimes takes years for a
lawyer to climb up
enough to demand a paying prac
seen the end of that trying period
in his professional career, and may
now enjoy a practice that ought to
come to a capable, honest attorney.
Before their departure a number of
dinners were served for Mr. and
Mrs. Becker by friends, and it is a
matter of real regret to their large
circle of friends that they have left
Mr. Becker has, we trust.
GRAFT OR NO GRAFT?
Four years of democratic county
management resulted in bankruptcy,
and the people paid the bill in In
creased taxes the following year to
Clean up the gang debts. Four
years of republican county govern
■%t.;ent and the county is on a cash
basis, with the record clean, effi
cient, and business like. There is
- not a single charge of graft that
can be laid to the door of the re
publican county board. They have
been honest, careful and economical
in the spending of the county funds
and the opposition cannot success
luly charge them with one dishon
est, or crooked, or unbusinesslike
transaction. There has been no
Nease cruise grafts, no county in
terest grafts, no road culvert grafts,
no printing steals, no salary grabs,
no Swinton deals, no salary grabs,
no bootlegging, no violation of the
liquor laws, no disregard of public
interest, no buying of bridge plans,
no midnight mutilation of county
records reducing timber company
taxes $1,000,000 while republican
officials levied blackmail and com
pelled timber companies to pay
$23,000 for eleven worthless timber
claims belonging to Jim and Pat and
other members of the gang. Com
pare the four years of republican
county management with four years
of democratic county management
and vote for your own interests.
$900.00—1 R. Crow, democratic
county chairman, draws down a
pension of $900 from the public
highway funds for doing nothing
and is asking the people to turn
over the county to him so he can,
under some pretext, enlarge his
opportunity to skin the people for
his personal advantage.
The Dawn of
A New Day
5 Back and behind the sordidness and weariness of
I the war, men of vision glimpse a great light—
Freedom for the Whole World!
I The accomplishment of this end is the definite
I task that we as a nation have set for ourselves.
1 Every true patriot will support his
I government and will lend his money
1 to the fullest extent of his capacity
i You can purchase Bonds of the
i Fourth issue through this Bank.
1 □□ Bank of Orofino (
£>0 R O F I N O ,
PIONEER CITIZEN DIES.
The death of W. S. Cunningham
at Gilbert Friday night, while not
unexpected, was a shock to this en
tire community, and saddened the
hearts of hundreds of our citizens.
Mr. Cunningham was 60 years of
age, and had been a resident of the
Clearwater valley for over 20 years.
He is survived by a widow, two
sons and a daughter. He was born
in Canada. Dr. W. B. Reese, his
neighbor and friend, conducted the
services. Hundreds of people drove
to Gilbert to attend the funeral and
pay their respects to this man.
Mr. Cunningham was a man in
a big sense. He was honest to the
last degree. He stood for the best
things in life, and was a power for
clean, decent public affairs. To no
man did he harbor a grudge; his
heart was true, big and sympathet
ic. He was loyal to his country,
and stood first to render support in
every call during the present war.
As a farmer he was one of the pro
gressive, optomistic, and up-to-date
of our section, and was recognized
as a leader. He was always one of
the first to promote sound, sane pro
jects for the betterment of the
farmer, and his kindly, smiling
face will be missed w'herever our
farmers gather to discuss things of
interest to farmers. He was honor
ed of men who knew him; he was
respected by those who sometimes
differed with him. and he was
admired and loved by the men and
women of this county who had
come to know him. He was an up
right, high-minded, conscientious
Christian man, devoted to his fam
ily, loyal to his country, and true
his own best self. We are sure he
never compromised with his high
ideals; he never wronged a fellow
man intentionally; he tried his best
to do his full duty to his fellow
men. We grieve with tne family
in the hour of his departure for we
all feel that the loss is to some de
gree a community loss; that Mr.
Cunningham was our friend, our
neighbor. And the Influence of his
life will live and inspire others be
cause he was a good man.
The Non-Partisan League is ".he
most partisan party in the w'orld;
it stands for class hatred, and if it
succeeds means special legislation
for the farmer to the detriment of
ail other lines of business. This is
not .a program that should appeal
to honest farmers, and can result
in no permanent good to the farm
er. WHY? Because the farmer is
just as dependent on the rest of so
ciety as is the heart on the hand or
the eye on the foot. Suppose you
drive all but farmers to the wall!
With whom is the farmer to do
business? And you land in the so
cialistic puddle right ofT the bat.
Unless you are in favor of social
ism, don't vote for socialism under
Look at the Oroflno jail, the Oro
flno Blake gang $50,000 bridge, and
for | the Nease graft—then vote the old
gang back into power.
REPUBLICAN HELD UP BY
SLIPPERY JIM BLAKE.
The Republican was issued last
Friday eveniug. At six o'clock Sat
urday morning we carried the Peck,
Ahsahka and all down river mail to
the office and delivered it to a clerk.
It should have been sent out of the
Oroflno office within sixty minutes.
It should have reached Lenore, Cav
endish, and all points early Satur
day morning, or during the day.
It should have reached Moscow and
Spokane Saturday. Early Saturday
we carried the Oroflno list to the
post office, together with the Weip
pe, Fraser, Pierce, Greer, Gilbert,
and other up river points and was
denied the right to mail' the papers,
Jim Blake, Nugent's post master,
"This is a holiday and the office
is not open." He refused to allow
us to deposit the paper in the office
altho he was in the lobby and it
was his duty to accept the mail.
Again at about 20 minutes to
three in the afternoon we carried
the mail to the post office and, the
window being closed, we tapped on
the door and altho Blake was then
making up the mail, he refused to
open the door or window' to permit
the mailing of the paper, a rank
violation of the rules of the service.
Does the Spokane office refuse the
Review' mailing privileges on legal
holidays? Never, and papers have a
right to the privileges of the mall
on any day, regardless of what it
is. We waited about five minutes
and then called for information as
to when we could mail our paper,
it then being almost time to close
the up-river mail and send it to the
depot. Instead of giving us a de
cent, courteous reply, as it was his
business as post master to do, this
old political crook and grafter came
bolting out the door into the lobby,
"I want you to stop bothering me
when I am making up mail! You
are disturbing me and I want you
to get out of here! You don't pay
your box rent! You have a C.O.D.
package here and haven't taken it
What right have you to ask
ME to mail the Clearwater Repub
After exploding, while we stood
smiling in amazement at his brazen
display of brass, gall and Ignorance,
we turned with our mail and car
ried it back to the office, while the
mail was sent out and we were de
nied the right to the United States
Blake, the Nugent boss, refused
to accept the Republican on Satur
day on the ground that it was a
was offered for mailing after we
had offered the Republican, and the
Tribune was mailed out Saturday,
and distributed Saturday before the
evening mail was distributed, giv
ing Tribune readers the paper in
their Oroflno mall Saturday evening.
Yet the Oroflno Tribune
When the post office opened Sat
urday evening after, the mail was
distributed, W'e again, for the third j
time that day, offered the paper for
mailing, and was permitted by the
N iiKent boss to deposit our paper in
Slippery Jim's post office, for no U.
S. post office Is operated in the way
I Blake is conducting the Oroflno of
1 lice. So we concluded it was Jim's
I post office, and not a U. S. office at
I all. And people who approve of this
1 sort of business will go to the polls
j November 5 and vote for Nugent so
I he can continue to keep an old po
; lltlcal crook In the local office.
We spent Sunday at the ranch.
I and left Monday morning for Mo -
j cow, not returning to Oroflno. till
Wednesday evening at train time.
We were at once informed that tue
Republican, mailed Saturday evun
ing was yet in the office, not dis
tributed, and that the outgoing
3 I bundles were being held up by Sen
S : ator Nugent's Clearwater county
5 j boss. We went Immediately to the
* ! Post office and inquired why the Rs
3 ! publican had not been distributed.
We were then told that under a
new ruling the department is col
lecting postage on papers with! i a
county, and that the papers were
being held because we lacked a lit
It was Blake's business to nottt'v
us that postage was needed: it was
§ * his business to have mailed out the
papers, and it was his business to
have permitted us to mail the papoi
Saturday. It was none of his bus'
ness whether we take a post office
box or get our mail at the general
3-delivery window; it is none of his
SI business when we take parcel p*»st
S j packages l.'oni the office; It Is none
j* I of his business whether we run the
Republican to suit Slippery Jim or
roast him to a frazzle,
office does not belong to the Blake
gang, and by the eternals, from
this issue till we finish the job, we
propose to rip Slippery Jim hp j'.i"
side and down the other, and make
the Republican so all-fired interest
ing for this old hound he'll not
hold it up, but be glad to get u.e
Republican out of his old post of
We propose to see if mere kid;,
not fifteen years old, are to be per
mitted to bundle first class maH.
We propose to see whether this is ,,
Federal post office or a private one
where a foul, filthy old political
renegade can Insult patrons of the
office, i nd deny any citizen the
use of the United States mail.
Jim Blake figures that the farm
ers of tli I« county are going to put j
him back into power in this county.
The Oroflno Highway has levied
seven and a quarter mills for the
coming year, part of which is for
debts already incurred. Yet there
is $900 per year pension for the
democratic county chairman. And
no money for road Improvement.
This same crowd now want control
of the county. In whose interest?
Mr. Farmer, $100 that after you
turn over $16 to Townley there is
no way in the world that you can
find out what becomes of your $16.
Boss Townley has to date collected
some $5,000,000 from the farmers,
and he is accountable to no one for
demanded an accounting Townley
has told them to go to hell!'' Can
you beat Townley as a profiteer?
The people Bhould demand the
cutting off of the office of probate
judge. There is not 30 minutes per
day of real work in the office ~in
this county; it could be done with
out extra expense by the county
auditor, and the taxpayers saved
$1200 per year. Consider this anl
ask the coming legislature to abo.
ish the office.
When farmers have
Wli^n the Republican refers to
the Blake gang it does not mean to
charge all the candidates on the
county democratic ticket as being
tools of Slippery Jim Blake.
Blake machine does not care one
one red cent who is probate judge,
or sheriff, or school superintendent,
and are not behind Mr. Wilmot.
But the Blake-Crow machine d les
want the county board, and through
this the control of the county and
the expenditure of county funds.
Vote No. on the proposition to
hold-a constitutional convention in
than $300,000, perhaps more, a.'.rt
while the war is on the people UdV.'
no time to give such a serious mas
ter the attention it deserves.
For if we are to remodel
our state constitution we shou'l
wait till the several thousand mer
in the service lighting the
They have a
It will cost not less
Huns are returned,
right to be heard in this matter
Weippe Is experiencing one of Its
good old rains, much needed, except,
on the roads.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferree were both .
taken seriously 111 Friday morning. _
Mrs. Ferree is much improved, bui j _
the husband is still seriously ill.
Nora Carr was tuken to a Lewis- 3
ton hospital Saturday for an opera- : 3
tion for appendicitis.
We are sorry to report the death | 3
of Peter Peterson at St. Joseph hos-! 3
pital in Lewiston Monday, Oct. 14. Is
He was one of the early settlers in =
Weippe, moving here with his fam- ;
ily 26 years ago. Besides a widow j
lie leaves six children. They are |
Mrs. Clyde Blake, Red Lodge,Mont.,
Mrs. Fred Riesland, Minnesota. Mrs.
Arthur Johnson. Weippe, and Ellen,
Teddy and Kendrick Peterson of
The High school faculty and Miss j
Lillian Ritchie of the Wilson dis
trict spent thé week end in Lewis- j
ton shopping and sight seeing,
enjoyed the trip.
NUF SED! GO TO THE
to eat when in Weippe.
Mr*. Hazel Gardner. Prop.
WANTED—Men looking for first ;
class shaves and hair cuts. We
have purchased the Pederson bar
ber shop, have made it one of
the neatest and best equipped in
the Northwest, and solicit a share
of your business.
H. C. MOODY.
OF INTEREST TO PUBLIC
The County Superintendent of
Public Instruction in Clearwater
county should be one of the most
the citizen-to-be is a most Import
For surely the
and training of
According as the child is taught
in love of country; in honor of
truth and right; and in high moral
principles, in just that degree will
be the safety of our republic; the
equity of our laws, and the Chris
tian manhood of our nation. These
things can and must be done thru
our public schools.
Are the teachers of the county
awake in the teaching that this Is
our country, "The land of the free
and tlie home of the brave."
Do they teach that all law should
be respected, even In those things
which we call least? are they
teaching a high moral standard of
living, and living the high moral
standard that they teach?
The teacher that does these
tilings should be encouraged and
helped. The county superintendent
can help in many ways; among
others, furnishing^ literature, visit
ing the schools by the day, and
calling the community together in
the evening and talking and plan
ning with them, thus creating a
helpful feeling in the district. This
is one line of work in which I will
direct my efforts should the people
of Clearwater county elect me to
S. M. CRAIG.
OPEN AIR MEETING.
Unless there Is an outbreak of
Influenza before Sunday, permission
is granted for an open air meeting.
It will be held at the band stand
on the school grounds at 11 a. m.,
Sunday, October 20.
singing and an Interesting service.
You are invited.
F. L. MOORE, Pastor.
Over the protest of the democrats
United States Senator Nugent gave
•the Oroflno post office over to the
Blakes. This man, head of the ma
chine in Idaho, ignored the rights
of the people and the wishes of the
patrons of the Oroflno post office,
and the public had to take the dose.
Nugent Is .the power behind Jim
Blake today, and Blake is holding
the job, regardless of public senti
Has it ever occurred to you that
the Oroflno Highway board has nev
er published the nature of the last
contract with the Security Bridge
Company for the repair of the Oro
flno bridge? It is supposed to be
$6,000, but is it? Why tne secrecy
until after election? Why are the
facts kept from the public? Why
not let in a little light on public
SHRUBBERY THAT GROWS.
I handle tested shrubbery from one
of the best Western nurseries. Fruit
and ornamental trees, roses, bulbs
3 -m-% 71/f
3 TT •■t 1
Is / j TJ jOTIClS
P. O. BOX 154. OROFINO. IDAHO.
Buy Over 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 dollars are pro-German
Put the "pay" in Patriotism
If you can't fight, your money can
go over the top
and put Clearwater 5
County and Orofino on the map in LARGE letters 3
FIDELITY STATE BANK
1 Orofino, Idaho |
BANK OF OROFINO IN
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.
The Bank of Oroflno has recently
taken a step which is in line with
what Is being done by the more
progressive banks of the country in
joining the Federal Reserve System.
The provisions for joining are a
capital stock of at least $25,000
and certain standards as to past
record and the general conduct of
business. Member banks must buy
stork in the Federal Reserve Bank
of their district, in this case the
12th or San Francisco, to the ex
tent of six per cent, of their capital
and surplus. They must also main
tain a reserve of three per cent, of
their time deposits and seven per
cent of their demand deposits with
the Federal Reserve Bank as a part
of their legal reserve
Certain discount privileges are
available to member banks which
increase their ability to serve their
The American Bankers' Associa
tion. the state banking departments
ns well as the government through
the Federal Reserve Banks, have
been urging this upon the banks of
the country for some time as an
important step in coordinating and
strengthening the nation's finances.
RED CROSS NOTES.
All Red Cross meetings will go
on as usual until further notice.
Clearwater County Red Cross
doubled its quota in the linen
Two thousand one hundred and
twenty-seven pounds of garments
for Belgian relief were shipped
from this county October 8tli.
At the business meeting on Wed
nesday, Oct. *9, all the officers were
Speed up collection of fruit pits
and nut shells. Do not allow your
interest and activity in this cam
paign to lag. It is an emergency
call for help an S. O. S. from our
soldiers to their people. Remember
it Is to save the lives of the boys
who have gone from your own com
munity and everybody should lend
a helping hand.
Mrs. E. H. Atherton was elected
delegate to the Home Service Con
ference, which will be held at Seat
tle Dec. 9. One of the objects of
the conference is for each chapter
to secure the right kind of a per
son to attend the six weeks train
ing Institute following the confer
ence, to prepare herself for skilled
home service work. Also to firmly
! establish home service as a vital
I activity in the minds of all Red
this week as a precaution against
the spread of Spanish Influenza, and
parents are urged to keep their
j children off the streets.
The Oroflno schools were closed
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