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EXTRA EDITION. Ye Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Make You Free. I a ?» Clearwater Republican VOLUME VII NUMBER 30 OROFINO, CLEARWATER COUNTY, IDAHO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30. 1918. National Democratic Administration Condemns Non-Partisan Leaders. "The national administration la putting up a vigorous fight against the Non-Partisan League in North Dakota. As its opposition runs to the same men—Townley, LeSeuer, etc.—who are making - the campaign in Id&hç, as well as in North Dako ta, v for the Non-Partisan League, the opposition of the administration, so far as it can show it, to the league leaders and the campaign and can didates of the league in Idaho is manifest. "Mr. Burke, representing Presi dent Wilson, has written a letter to Non-Partisan League Organizers Show Loyalty—To Bill Haywood. "Moscow, Idaho, Oct. 24. 1918.— t S. Gaston, a nonpartisan organ izer who has been working in La tah county near Avon, has been ar rested at Spokane on complaint of L. F. Parsons, chairman of the La tah county council of defense, charged with sedition. The com plaint was filed with H. R. Smith, United States commissioner for La tah county, and the warrant was issued from his court. Gaston was caught in Spokane. The complaint charges that Gaston opposed the buying of Liberty loan lionds and denounced the bond issue as a "damned graft." He is charged -with having said, when discussing Liberty loan bonds when a farmer had stated that he was going to buy bonds— "Oh, forget it. They can't make -you pay. The d—d grafters have ms.de enough money out of it any tiow. They are forcing a lot of TOWNLEY ORGANIZERS ARE CHARGED WITH SEDITION. Carl H. Davis, district manager in the ten north Idaho counties for the Non-Partisan League, is in the toils of the Law at Lewiston. He Is charged with making seditious utterances. And some of his organ izers tn Latah county are also in the toils of the law for the same offense. When talking to farmers whom they thot were disloyal these men, who are out working the farmers for $16 per. knocked the Liberty Loan. Bald the Red Cross is MR. FARMER! 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 Dakota. Carried." Arthur LeSeuer made the follow ing statement— "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 j REPUBLICAN STATE HEADQUARTERS Moscow Idaho. W. E. Byerly, democratic chairman of North Dakota, in which he states the administration's reasons for be ing opposed to the re-election of Governor Frazier, Non-Partisan lea gue candidate and pupil of Town ley, and favoring the election of S. J. Doyle, the democratic candidate. Mr. Burke says Governor Frazier, the Non-Partisan leaguer, Is backed by Socialists and that he 'did not support the administration in the prosecution of the war,' but on the contrary took the same steps in op position as his leader, Townley, the La ar of La La the a I poor devils like you to buy bonds who are compelled to forfeit the I deferred payments and the banks are making millions out of it and you know it as well as I do." Gaston is further charged with having denounced the Red Cross as a graft and with having said, "1 know a lumber Jack that bought a pair of Red Cross socks for 50 cents. An old woman had knitted them for the Red Cross and put her name in sine of them and asked the man who got them to write her. The lumber jack bought them and wrote to her and told her they were good socks." Another charge against Gaston is that he said, when trying to dis courage the buying of Liberty bonds that "President Wilson does not want you to go in debt or bor row money to buy bonds. Let the banks buy them." Another charge against Gaeton is that he said, "in Spokane they are of alright but Intimated that someone was grafting the funds, and that ty. a of is He the to to the banks are making a lot out of the war. The tendency of their talk was to discourage the buying of bonds and other war measures. in is The Townley papers are absolute ly a "kept," servile press. They are, not one of them, free to do other than do as Townley,the Boss tells them. If Jim Blake can arbitrarily hold up our paper, he can arbitrarily open our letters' or yours. And Nu gent is the power behind Jim Blake. a 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 year. If you don't believe it, quietly and ask some fine whom you know was an I.W.W sympathizer in Idaho. go Remember these official minutes were written before the I. W. W. j came out In favor of an 8-hour day, and that they openly advocate that as soon as they get an eight-hour law they are going to ask for six hours for a work day. 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 foe a work-day on the farms, to say nothing of six hours. Who was it that set fire to the threshing machines and the grain ' cropH in the northwest? Do you 1 want to join with that kind of men and elect officials xvho believe in j and sympathize with the I. W. W. movement? You, who HEADQUARTERS FOR NORTH IDAHO A. S. LYON, Chairman. president of the league. "Burke says that Frazier took the ; same position on the war 'as does the pacifist, the I.W.W. and the (So cialist,' and add; 'If everybody had taken the sape position we would hare been unable to raise the mon ey necessary to win the war.' "This disposes of the question of the attitude of the Wilson adminis tration on the Non-Partisan league. It is opposed to it, and on loyalty grounds, as stated by Mr. Burke, a member of the administration.'' a compelling every man to buy $30 worth of War Savings Stamps for each member of his family and if he don't buy the stamps he goes to jail." Affidavits by well known farmers whom Gaston is alleged to have so licited to join the nonpartisan league and pay him $16 for joining and who he was urging to support the nonpartisan ticket headed by J. F. Nugent for senator and H. F. Samuels for governor, that he had^ made these statements were filed with the county council. At a full meeting of the council the matter was taken up and the affidavits read without giving Gaston's name or his business and the council vot ed unanimously to have Chairman Parsons swear to a warrant for Gaston's arrest. Afteç this action was taken it was announced that the man ordered arested is named Gaston and he is an organizer for the nonpartisan league. Attention, Taxpayers ! U Charles Hall of Teakean, republi can candidate for county commis sioner, is one of the most respected and successful farmers in our coun ty. Ask his neighbors about him and they will tell you he is honest, a good business man, and possessed of courage to say "no" when a deal is not right. Seymour Snyder of Welppe, has been on the board for two years. He has stood by the taxpayers all the way down the line. He helped to stop the Nease graft. He helped to put the county .on a cash basis. His record is clean and effionent. He has been tried and has made good. What will the people gain by kicking him out? J. B. Dickson of Gilbert, well known to all the county, is ns good a man as this county has. He is on the square. He is a good business man. He has the backbone to stand ure up for things that are right. W the Elect this board and the county will stay out of debt. Four years of Democratic coun ty management and the people got Graft, Ring Rule, Extravagance, Waste, Fraud. Deception, Lies, Scandal. Drunkenness, Debauchery, Bootlegging. Gambling, Houses of prostitution at Elk River, The laws were not enforced. The Oroflno Tribune waxed fat on county printing. One olficial's salary was increas ed $75 per month in violation of law, and in the face of a promise to the people that the office would be run without 'an increase of sal ary. so son. and on Mr. this to ' 1 j Bridge culvert was bought at an exhorbitant price. (Business was never on the square,} ; 7 " N ) fY j \< / j v - 'Ml M 1 » « ^ 'N mr* II tn ¥ l «I « • » * « » » I w I »,• r tdt >s |r, Iil ■ / n 'mi Ipi'i « >> j >> I A L » I. Yf. rf. ft A -Ji I V U % \ \\ I r ■ ■ c U You can FOOL all of the People Some of the Time, and Some of the People all of the Time, but you can't Fool ALL the People All the Time."—Abra ham Lincoln. The old jail was worth $350. The gang paid $900 for it. Oliver typewriters were worth $54. Jim Blake sold them to the county at $100 each. Later, Ai. Harper, sherifT. agent for Under woods. replaced the Olivers with machines for which he was ayent. All bonds were bought from Jim Blake, on which he got a rake-ofT. County funds were squandered like chaff. County officials made long pleas ure trips a t county expense. This W as stopped only when exposed by the Clearwater Republican, and de nounced by Judge Steele. In four years, under Blake demo cratic management, our county was so mismanaged that It was bank- j rupt, and when Frank Zelenka, 1 Frank Harrison and Elmer Torger- j son. as a county board, went out, j and a republican county board , went In, the county was tn debt $126,000. In four years, by good, honest business methods, by careful econ omy. the county is out of debt, and on a cash basis. The time has come when the tax payers are to choose their business managers for another two years. Mr. Zelenka. who voted for the j Nease cruise and tried to saddle i this graft onto the farmers and other taxpayers of the county, is again a candidate for county com missioner. and is asking the people . to turn out those who have served them honestly and employ himself, who betrayed the people. Vote for Zelenka and another $65.000 Nease cruise. " The Jail the Blake Gang Bought. T r * - - 'LêÊ . ✓ r,r I— » r * *'■ C7 ; <s >t * ? .s*- » !? • m •. » ■4 « ! saw ■ t A- j?" A j 1 j j , Here is the Blake gang Jail. It j payers $900. It helped to pile up was worth $250. It cost the tax- that $126.000 *ot democratic debt. 4 By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them u ?» THE DEMOCRATS Were in control of Clearwater county from organization. They started out of debt, or practically so. In four years they ran i the county into debt 1126 . 000 . 00 . iVote For YoUr Own Interests THE REPUBLICANS Took the county four years ago and inherited the $126,000.06 debt created by the democrats and heaped on the people. IN THREE and a HALF YEARS, by 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 CASH BASIS.