VOLUME VII NUMBER 30
OROFINO, CLEARWATER COUNTY, IDAHO
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918.
Will You Be the Goat?
Here are the official minutes of
the meeting of the I.W.W., held for
the purpose of ratifying an agree
ment with the Non-PartisanLeague
"Moved and seconded—That we
give the floor to Arthur LeSeuer to
explain what the grounds are on
which we can meet and come to an
agreement with the Non-Partisan
League in regard to working condi
tions in the harvest fields of North
Arthur LeSeuer made the follow
"That the farmers of North Da
kota would be willing to pay a
wage of $5.00 per day for a 10
hour day. Also that if we can come
to some understanding with the
Non-Partisan League of North Da
kota, it will mean the balance of
power will be shifted from the state
Government to the INDUSTRIAL
WORKERS OF THE WORLD AND
THE NON-PARTISAN LEAGUE."
Governor Burnquist of Minnesota
received a letter from Arthur Le
Seuer in March, 1918, which he
signed as executive Secretary of the
National Non-Partisan League. This
REPUBLICAN STATE HEADQUARTERS
Imagine -P. L. Orcutt going to the
Nugent boss, Slippery Jim Blake,
Nugent post master in Orofino, and
asking this dirty old political leper
what we can print In an American
newspaper In the United States'.
Imagine, If you can, the condition
In America, when a discredited old
rounder, tarred with the muck of
the Swmton deal, can stop, even for
six seconds, the circulation of a loy
al, patriotic American paper In this
free America, because In the opln
. Ion of a political crook, the paper Is
"LIBELOUS!" We can prove that
Jim Blake Is a political and busi
ness crook. We can prove that
Jim Blake was In the Swinton deal;
. and we will go right on standing
sup for right and decency in this
"CTOinty, and exposing Jim Blake, If
we are compelled to distribute the
Republican by hjind, or not at all,
The people haye tried Burton L.
French as their representative in
iCongress for many years, and this
. young man has been found honest,
rlea* and straight morally, and
straight politically. He has been as
true as steel back in Washington,
where temptations are plentiful for
men who are weak or crookd. Mr.
French has been tried and no state
ran boast of a more worthy mem
ber of congress. He has been true
to his country during this war
and it will be base ingratitude if
the people of Idaho turn Burton L.
French down for Purcell who is out
for the office, a republican camou
flaged as a democrat with a Town
i "The Glorious Fourth"
has held the attention of the whole
Nation for the past month.
No hall game or political campaign
ever called forth so much enthus
iasm as when, district by district,
the Country went "over the top."
The banding together of the whole
Nation by a common purpose, in
spired by a Great Ideal, made pos
sible the present achievement.
We join in the congratulations
which everybody 'is extending to
everybody else. It is a sort of "ntu
tual congratulatory society" which
celebrates the successful termina
tion of the campaign for "The
The Officers of this Institution es
pecially thunk the patrons who
have helped so splendidly in mak
ing most effective its co-operation
with the Government.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE 432 SUBSCRIPTIONS,
AMOUNTING TO A TOTAL OF $47,550.00.
I I Bank of Orofino
MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.
T TV A
5 O R O F I N O ,
proves the connection between the
leaders of the Non-Partisan League
and the I.W.W.
Now, Mr. Farmer, you know, or
ought to know, that every I.W.W
and every I.W.W. sympathizer Is
voting the Non-Partisan ticket this
If you don't believe it, go
quietly and ask some one whom you
know was an I.W.W sympathizer in
Remember these official minutes
were written before the I. W. W.
came out in favor of an 8-hour day.
and that they openly advocate that
as soon as they get an eigljt-hour
law they are going to ask for six
hours for a work day. | You, who
have labored to make your farms
pay, know just how much loss you
are going to sustain every year if
you come down to an eight hour
basis for a work-day on the farms,
to say nothing of six hours.
Who was it that set fire to the
threshing machfties and ' the grain
crops in the northwest?
want to join with that kind of men
and elect officials who believe in
and sympathize with the I. W. W.
HEADQUARTERS FOR NORTH IDAHO
A. S. LYON, Chairman.
,Vote for Nugent and you vote to
continue Jim Blake in power and
machine control of our post office.
Also give the Nugent
When the county employs a dep
uty should he—
Get out political dope during of
Should he make township plats at
$1 per as a side graft on Clearwat
er county's time?
Should he devote his time to re
arranging war maps when he should
be helping in the other offices as ar
ranged and ordered by the board of
Borah will get the trimming of
his life this time. 'Thousands of re
publickns are going to vote for
Frank L. Moore of Moscow. Here
in the north we owe it to ourselves
to vote for a north Idaho man for
pure business reasons. Vote for
Moore. He is able, clean morally,
and has served the people on sever
al occasions In public capacity. As
an orator he stands well up at the
top with the best meYi In our state;
he is In every way qualified to fill
this high station to the credit of
the state; he is patriotic, will sup
port President Wilson in every way.
and ably represent the people al
the national capitol. We have
known Frank Moore Intimately for
thirty years, or morer^ we can as
sure the people that he Is big
enough to measure up to their ex
pectations, and broad enough to be
a real servant of all the people.
Register right now.
BLAKE AGAIN HOLDS UP
N CLEARWATER REPUBLICAN
The United States has always en
joyed tree speech. In this country
the President of the United Stateb
is not exempt from newspaper criti
cism. Nor has the President of the
United States the power to suppress
an American newspaper from criti
cising him, however severe the crit
icism may be.
During the present war, as an
emergency war measure to handle
disloyal papers, it took a special act
of Congress to confer on the Feder
al authorities the right to suppress
American papers that were clearly
It is hardly necessary to remind
our readerb that the Republican of
last issue, October 18, issued Fri
day night, and offered for mailing
Saturday, October 19, was held up
in the Oroflno post office till late in
the afternoon of Tuesday, October
22, or four days. And the outgo
ing mail was not sent out from the
Oroliuo post office till Wednesday,
live days after their delivery to the
Orotino post office.
When the Republican was deliv-
ered to James Ü. Blake, in charge
of our post office^, he said—
- "You can deposit your papers in
this office but they will not be dis
tributed. I consider then 1 ! libelous."
The papers were held in the Oro
flpc office ana missed the mail.
We had already wired the Post
Office inspector and was assured the
Oroflno post master had no right or
authority to hold up the papers; he
was entirely wrong, and liable for
his offense. So within a few min
utes after the Orofino post master
had "held up" the Republican for a
second time we wired the inspector
in charge at Spokane and Monday
morning Post Master Blake was told
by the Spokane postal inspectors to
distribute the Republican. But the
order was disregarded. The papers
were not in the mail and we again
wired Spokane and Tuesday morn
ing a second notice was sentyto the
self-appointed censor of Oroflno to
distribute the Republican. This was
Tuesday and the papers were Anally
distributed, four days from time of
These are the plain facts. And
another plain fact is that Blake, a
Nugent boss in Clearwater county,
is doing this because the powers at
Washington are supporting and en
couraging this sort of "adjourned
politics." No matter what Blake
does as long as John Nugent is in
the United States senate at Wash
ington Blake will be immune from
the punishment such a display of
autocratic power warrants.
The people of Clearwater county
are too well acquainted with the in
side facts in our county, and with
the workings of the Nugent-Blake
machine, to need an extended, de
tailed review of the case. Let it be
sufficient that the people who want
decent things and who are against
this Nugent-Blake machine, go to
the polls November 5 and' register a
protest by voting for Frank Good
ing against Nugent. If you e/er
expect to put this Blake machine
completely and absolutely out of
business in our county you have got
to kill it at it source. Defeat John
Nugent for the Senate.
I And when we got down to brass
tacks tell us what Bill Borah has
really ever done for Idaho! He is
a crafty, shifty, time-serving poli
tician, who has flopped around with
every political wave, and come back
each time to the republican party
for a new start. He was for free
silver, and was wrong; he was for
peace at any price and voted against
war with Germany; he refused to
take a stand with the republicans
in Clearwater county against the
rotten old Blake gang, and the gang
boasted that he was their friend.
Borah would come out as a rank
socialist tomorrow if he thought It
popular, regardless of consequences
I to the state or the nation; he was
; invited, with Boh LnFollette, to St.
! Paul by the Haywood. Tovvnley
j pro-German bunch, and Is apparent
ly satisfactory to the Blake gang In
Clearwater county. Isn't It time to
retire such men? For our part wo
, would rather vote for a high grade
! democrat like Frank Moore, than
SI for a Populistic-Socialistic republt
E'ran. Borah Is politically whatever
5 lis popular at the particular election
5 ; when ho is out for the job. And
Si he is always for Bill Borah.
REGISTER BEFORE IT IS TOO
=|l\te or you cannot vote.
Register right now.
WHY SHOULDN'T MOLLOY
GET BUSY OB BE FIRED?
Joe Molloy is asking the people
to elect him to the most important
position in the county; he is ask
ing the people to turn out a man
who today is working from morning
to night tending to the work of the
office, and elect as auditor a man
who has loafed on the job since in
July when the tax rolls were com
pleted and turned over to the audi
Last Saturday Joe Molloy,
drawing $120 per month from the
taxpayers of Clearwater county, in
stead of being on the job, and there
was plenty to do, was out on the
street all the afternoon buttonhol
ing the farmers for votes. And he
was urging them to turn out Joe
Kauffman, who. at that hour, and
all the time, even right now, is in
the court house on the job working
faithfully and earning his salary.
If you have visited the court house
during the past three months you
have found Molloy talking politics,
or sitting in a county chair, his
feet cocked up on a table, or mon
keying with that war map. Give
him a bottle of Higgin's ink and a
dime's worth of vaseline, and lie
might even make a fair stab at
decorating a billboard.
That there is no excuse for this
kind of business: that there is no
excuse for loafing, the Republican
submits Lewis county as an illus
There the deputy assessor
follows the tax rolls into the audi
tor's office, and he Is busy till the
rolls are completed and turned over
to the county treasurer. When the
treasurer gets them and his work
is heaped high this deputy is again
on the job earning his salary, and
has no time to be on the street
loafing, talking politics, or sticking
pins in a war map.
What is the result of this bust
The saving of one
deputy or some $1500 per year to
the taxpayers of the county,
right now, if Joe Molloy were do
ing his duty, he would be In the
county treasurer's office with his
coat off helping on the tax rolls.
If the people will only open their
eyes they can see these things foç
An investigation of the minutes
of the county board, when they In
creased Molloy's salary from $90
to $120 per month, shows that the
county commissioners expected Mr.
Molloy to keep busy, and to help
in other offices when there was oc
casion. Wm. Gillespie, deputy in
the auditor's office, has worked till
late at night keeping up work; Joe
Kauffman, and his deputies, Mr.
Wellman and Mrs. Fisher, have had
all they could do; and right now
County Treasurer Croskett and his
deputy, W. M. Chandler, are work
ing day and evenings to handle ex
tra work in order to care for county
business without extra deputies, in
harmony with the policy of the
county board. Wm. Gillespie is
also deputy sheriff, saving a depu
ty there. The board, in their ef
fort to serve the county honestly,
went so far as to try to merge the
job of prqbate judge with that of
clerk of the board of commission
ers, and would have succeeded but
for the fact that Frank Shreve, a
most capable clerical man, refused
positively to serve as a probate
judge. He did not like the judicial
end of the Job. The board expects
Joe Molloy right now to earn his
salary, and the work Molloy Is sup
posed to do, and could do, is being
done by the other officers and their
deputies, many times by coming
back and working nights, for which
they receive no extra pay.
The Republican can not see how
the interests of the taxpayers of
Clearwater county can be better !
served by kicking out one
most faithful. consctehtious
officials in the court
and turning the office
to one who is not
Nor do we be
earning his salt,
lieve the people are going to do it.
Why is every Blake rounder in
Clearwater county out working for
Joe Molloy? Did Molloy know what
he was talking about when he said
the niake crowd would deliver their ]
vote to any candidate the republi- j
cans would nominate against Joe .
Slippery Jim Blake, Nugent's boss
in Clearwater county, evidently pro
poses to frighten the Republican in
to submission. Vote against Nugent
and help us smash the Blake-Nu
Are you registered?
Do it now.
By Their Fruits
Ye Shall Know Them
Were in control of Clearwater
county from organization. They
started out of debt, or practically 1
In four years they ran
the county into debt
Vote For Your Own Interests
IDAHO BOY IS NAMED FOR
IMPORTANT STATE OFFICE
Boise. October 2 2.—To fill the va
cancy made on the state ticket by
the resignation of W. W. VonCanon,
the republican state central com
mittee recently nominated Robert O.
Jones of Kellogg, to make the race
for secretary of state.
Mr. Jones is an Idaho product. He
worked as a laborer in the Coeur d'
Alene mines to obtain money to get
a college education and graduated
from the University of Idaho inl809
with honors. He was for some years
thereafter identified with mining op
erations in Shoshone county. In
1912 he was elected to the state
legislature where he made a favor
able record. In the legislature he
was particularly prominent in his
efforts to see that the state institu
tions in north Idaho, the University
and the Normal, and others, were
accorded fair treatment. In 1913 he
participated in the state-wide con
ference at Boise in the interest of a
Wbrkmen's Compensation law. In
1915 he was selected by the late
Senator Jas. H. Brady as his ssoro
tary and for three years was In
Washington. D. 0., looking after de
partmental matters affecting the
state. He Is therefore familiar
with Idaho problems and would car
ry to the office of secretary of state
the training and education to make
him a capable official.
Jim Blake refused to accept for
mailing or distribution the Clear
water Republican, because it was al
holiday, but he did accept and dis^
tribute the Orofino Tribune delivery
ed to the Oroflno post office latei)
the same day.
supporting John Nugent for Unite
difference, of course, and gives Jin
Blake's political organ rights an<
special privileges that other citizen
of the United States are denied.
But the Tribune is
That makes som<
Think of the situation in a U. 5.
post office when many patrons of
the office mail important letters on
the train because they are afraid
to mail them in a post office ru i
by Slippery Jim Blake,
be forced to tolerate this situation
under the Blake-Nugent combina
Kill it with your ballot Nov.
Vote for Frank Gooding.
is the best thinç we have to offer
Other inducements are only
of secondary importance.
Upon this basis only do we
solicit yojir patronage.
FIDELITY STATE BANK
1 Orofino, Idaho
Took the county four years ago
and inherited the $126,000.00
debt created by the democrats
aI1< ^ heaped on the people.
THREE and a HALF YEARS, br
. . . . , -
good, honest management, the re
publicans have paid this debt and
at the same time paid all cost of
running the county. In four years
the republicans have put Clear
water county on a
LEWISTON PEOPLE ACQUIRE
QROFINO'S PIONEER STORE.
W. M. Watson of Lewiston, and
jssociates, have acquired the inter
ests in the Oroflno Trading Co. of
Jolly Bullock and the Holmbergs.
Mr. Watson is interested in the
Watson Clothing Company of Lewis
ton, and has had years of exper
ience in the mercantile business.
He is a good booster, has looked us
over and decided that Oroflno has
the making of a fine little business
rounding, and comes here prepared
to be one of us and do his part In
upbuilding the town and the coun
He likes the country sur
Preston Richmond, recently ap
pointed to West Point, and who
must report Nov. 2, visited his par
ents in Oroflno yesterday for a few
hours. Mrs. Richmond, his mother,
accompanied him as far as Moscow.
Of course Jim Blake will hold up
this issue of the Republican till ho
looks It over, censors It officially
and In the Interest of John Nugent,
and decides whether or not It Is en
titled to the use of the United
States mall. Ifc you approve this
sort of autocratic and unwarranted
power by Jim Blake vote for Nu
gent for U. S. senator and endorse
WARRANT CALL. ,
October 14, 1918.
Notice of redemption of Indepen
dent School District No. 1, of Clear
water county, Idaho, warrants.
Notice Is hereby given that the
following Independent School Dis
trict No. 1, of Clearwater County,
Idaho, warrants are subject to pay
ment on presentation to the Treas
urer of Independent School District
No. 1, at his office in the Town of
Pierce, Clearwater county, Idaho.
SERIES OF 1917.
No. 17 5 registered December 19
Nos. 176 to 183 inclusive regis
tered January 14th., 191S.
Interest on all of above warrants
will cease November 5tli. 1918.
T. B. REED,
Treasurer of Independent School
District No. 1, of Clearwater
Register right now.
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