Ye Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Make You Free.
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
"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
"Oh, forget it. They can't make
-you pay. The d—d grafters have
ms.de enough money out of it any
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
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
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
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
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
alright but Intimated that someone
was grafting the funds, and that
the banks are making a lot out of
The tendency of their
talk was to discourage the buying
of bonds and other war measures.
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
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.
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,
quietly and ask some fine whom you
know was an I.W.W sympathizer in
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.
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.''
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
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 !
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
Elect this board and the county
will stay out of debt.
Four years of Democratic coun
ty management and the people got
Houses of prostitution at Elk
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
Bridge culvert was bought at an
exhorbitant price. (Business was
never on the square,}
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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
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
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
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.
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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.
By Their Fruits
Ye Shall Know Them
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
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
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