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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CLEARWATER COUNTY VOLUME VII NUMBER 51 O KOFI NO, CLEARWATER COUNTY, IDAHO FRIDAY, MARCH 21. 101 • RAILROAD SURVEYORS Why the Bean Growers Are Now In Distress Modesto, (Cal.) Herald: That the government of the United States is morally obligated to relieve the dis tress of the bean growers of the country cannot be disputed In the face of the fact that the govern ment called upon the farmers as a patriotic duty to devote every avail able acre to the production of this crop, of food value second only to wheat, to feed the great armies of the allies and of this country. But this qioral obligation is not also a iegal obligation, as In the case *of ■ the 1919 wheat crop; and the sud den collapse of Germany leaves the United States bean producers with the bulk of the record-breaking crop on their hands, unmarketable even at cost, since the European nations, including (^ose we saved from de feat and 'further disaster, promptly turned to the cheaper markets^or their supplies. The government has no"authorlty whatever to make good the losses of the bean grow r ers; nor may the Con gress afford direct relief, since there | is no authority in law; and if there vere such action would necessarily involve like measures to relieve the many other producers of war crops and of minerals urged and stimulat ed to multiply production _ In the name of Patriotism, -and of Profit. But the government has not ev en protected the bean growers at home, its bounden duty. To the contrary, the government has per mitted the beans of the coolie labor of the Orient not only to be brought Into our country, undersell ing the home product though that • were sold at cost, but has actually bought these coolie raised beans, the while our warehouses were full of beans and a known record-breaking crop in the making. These import ed beans bought by our own gov ernment were raised at the cost of cents where ours were raised at a comparative cost of dollars. In this connection the Watson ville Pajronian pertinently says; "Quite a howl went up over the report of the Manchurian bean buy -ing, then it was denied. Then came an interview • with one of the food commissioners in the San Francisco Examiner. If we remember right, wherein the food commissioner ad mitted that the Manchurian beans had been bought, and Justified the purchase on the grounds that the Manchurian product was better, having been hand-picked or sorted. This article raised such a furor that another member of the food commis sion tried to still the growing temp est by denying that such beans had been bought by the government. "All these matters were set forth before Senator Johnson who, with his accustomed promptitude, took up the matter with the food admin istration, which brought forth a let ter from one of the higher-ups in the grain corporation admitting MimimiiiiiniiNiMiiiiHiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiniimtiMiuiiimHHiiiiHiiiiiiiiMiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ' MimimiiiiiniiNiMiiiiHiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiniimtiMiuiiimHHiiiiHiiiiiiiiMiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii j , 51 S ' E Hungering Europe = I S S S s f 1 turns hopefully to this country for sustenance. A heavy responsibility <l»volvi iilion the stockmen of America. The end of the war allow.- fort lessening of the stock raiser's a tivttles rather does It call for still more Intensive effort. i Onr officers wish to In reg irde-i as the stockman's staunch iriendi ami financial advisers. Call upon us. — = I Bank of Orofino 3 2 ! i = ,of w 3 — MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM. CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $30.000. 5 Percent. On Savings and Certifiicates of Deposit. sg S 3 ■S I O R O F I N O , IDAHO r iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim'i.'ijHUiiiimniiiiiiiiiimmmiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiniiiiiKJiiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiii is a a that it had bought a considerable lot of Japanese beans time domestic beans were not avail able. during the "Not available! During what months were these beans bought? "Wfe'll wager that at the time those Japanese beans were purchas ed, there were beans aplenty in this sgnte for all immediate purposes, not saying anything about the vast crop of beans in the eastern states. "Somebody t 'prevaricated' (using agentle term) In this matter. "However, Senator Johnson has the matter in hand, and we hope he will be able to place the blame for j f the present situation where it should properly lie. "We are informed that the new revenue hill places quite a tax upon the products of child labor. We trust the League of Nations, if it is ever accomplished, will rid us of competition with the child labor of the Orient, especially in the matter of selling our beans to our own | government.." the Republican policy or "protection to American labor" (pro ducts) been in force, at least there would have been no Importation of coolie-raised beans to this country at a price underselling cost and a fair margin of profit to the home producer. facing the same proposition. Indeed, •e leave it to the Democratic party there will be full or compara tive free trade in everything—and American farmers and artisans will have to compete with the cheap labor of Europe and the cheaper labor of the Orient not only abroad but in our home market—the big gest and best market in the world— just as our bean growers are being subjected by our own government and to which our great rice-develop ing industry Is so affected that the producers are memorializing Con gress through our legislature to re impose the former Republican tariff of two cents a pound on the foreign production. American wages and American Had a Our rice producers are if standards of living demand protect ive tariffs. In normal times—mean ing all times uninfluenced by the i conditions of the Great War-we | have never known real and general j prosperity save under the protective j taiiff system that is the fundamen-1 tal policy of the Republican party. ; The occasional Democratic control of the government, aside from thisl*. _ , I Great War period, has ever been marked by business depression and ' universal distress. ■* I j a Estray Notice. One long yearling, deep red heif marks, short er, no brands, no ear horns, rather thin. Owner can have | same by paying charges. A. L. STALNAKER. Ahsahka, Idaho. 3-14-13 RAILROAD SURVEYORS LEAVE j FOR CAMP ON BEAVER CREEK J. \Y. Mutch, engineer in charge 'of the Clearwater Timber company's' railroad surveyors, went to Greer ■ last week, by train, with his survey ing crew. They took the stage at ; Greer for Pierce, fron, which latter ! point they will proceed quarters on Heeds Headquarters they will go to Beavei I to Head From Creek ' Camp on the headwaters of Beaver Creek,and until snow do topographical work j settles sufficiently to : I permit of surveying operations. The I j snow on upper Raver Creek is now f 10111 six to eight feet in depth, and ! supplies have to be taken in hand sleds from Headquarters. on ij> JI M M V, BUN AND o-eT MK SMITH, QUIC ur 1 1 ' 1 ; I I <r 4 A ' j j y V*DO 'l CM««I»» £ vjo« ao* YOVNCr MEN COMMIT MATRIMONY? Married in Orofino. A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee-Davis in Orofino, last Saturday at 5 p. m., when Miss Christena South wick and Mr. C. A. Cuddy, of Southwick, Ida., were united in marriage, Rev. F. L. Moore officiating. The bride Is a niece of Mrs. Davis, and daughter of Commissioner L. J. Southwick of Nez Perce county. The groom is a prominent farmer of the Potlatch ridge. i Farewell to Miss Ida Loseth. | Mi88 Ida Logeth departed for j Portlandi Oregon, Wednesday morn j ing to accept a position with the EHUon-White Chautauqua Company ; who are fortunate in securing the services of an unusually efficient , * , . , Tf I typist and stenographer. Her many friends in Oroftno wisU her 8UCCe88 ' fn her new position , ,, , ,, The Girl s Club, of Orofino, held I an extra session at the Anderson j home Thursday night. Mar. 13th as a farewell "surprise" to Miss Ida. The Plotters managed to pain a | position on the front porch without j making their presence known, I thanks to the cooperation of Mina Kathryn Wittman anil the loud ped- J nl attachment on a Story and Clark, ' Progressive five hundred and music program, j constituted the evenings , and dainty refreshments were served by the Misses Martha and Kathryn ' Wittman. Mix-Walrath Realty Sales. The Mix-Walrath Realty company report the following sales; Ray Swank residence on Main street, to P. J. Hanson. Mr. Hanson lias rent ed Ills farm and will move his fam ily to town. R. J. Wliitted of Peck has pur chased the Ed Rranuner place about two miles up the Clearwater, and on the south side of the river. A. O. Gross of the Nez Perce prai rie has sold the Win. Palmer farm, about three miles from town, to I John Grosser, who has moved on to the place. E. W. Jewell previously owned tills ranch but Is now farm ing in the Russell locality. ; I John M. Frisbee will sell at pub -1 | l*c sale on his farm 4 miles south Public Auction. «est of Cavendish, next Tuesday. March 25, at ten a. m.. five head of i horses, five head of .cat tie. six head ,of hogs, and a large list of farming implements and household goods. I I I C. F. Haile, of the Orofino laun-1 WYd nesday dry. trip to Seattle. Harry returned from a M rs. Walrath. who has been visiting her mother at Jacques Spur, returned home Wednesday af ternoon. LOCAL AND VICINITY. Mrs. C. H. hde was a passenger 1,1 Tuesday for down the river. Mrs. V. J. Hanson was an arrival ■ on Tuesday's up river train. ; . . , _ ! ,rip tü Lewlston Monday J. \V. Blake went down the line Theodore Kohl made the round I A up pass worry Monday morning. Geo. Cook was an arrival on Mon ' day's afternoon train. j : I R. M. Crow, of Ahsahka, was an I <)r ofiuo visitor Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frazier re ! turned from Walla Walla Monday for and afternoqn. J. B. Loomis went down the Hue Tuesday morning with his instru -1 nients to do a job of surveying. nary the Lee H. Davis, was a down river i on Monday's morning 1 Allen been passenger 'rain, returning in the afternoon. State Senator F. H. Judd.of Fraser, was a passenger on Monday's train for Greer. Space run tin ross gulch Glenn Pittwood, of Eureka Ridge, came in on Tuesday's afternoon train. visitor u P° inthe! thus in 1 • oi • «I . ^ Louis Shriver. a Clearwater Coun * ., . , I ty over-seas soldier boy, returned to l»icio. ! the M. B. Erb was an Orofino 1 1 Tuesday returning to Greer 1 ; afternoon. I Orofino Tuesday. Chas. E. Bradtsh was a passenger ' on the down train Monday, morn -1 j j ing.and returned home Tuesday. J. M. Bryant, IW. J, Hannah and A. E. Holmberg took Thursday's morning train for outside points. Grandma Crockett departed for Davenport, Wash., Monday morning asHl to visit her daughter and son-in-law, purse Mrs. and Mr. Iver Iverson. at \\ . H. Bertiand and Robert L. Aee Blevins of Ahsahka, were in Orofino if Monday, and departed for home }, as luesday morning. ls .VV. H. Bertrand. S. A. Sutton and E. E. McGuire, commissioners of the 111 North Fork Highway were transact- came ing business at the county seat the l ast: present week. home „ . , , „ _ , to . ' oniax • ° er n a ery 'i Carey eceived a telegram from Spokane, on Sunday announcing the death j wUh of his biother. Mr. Lomax left for w , olTZZ nS ' nß ilast REAL i going Ralph Merrill, assistant cashier of , reads the Bank of Orofino, is in Spokane j taking a post graduate course in the intricacies of the ïçderal hank system. Ralph is getting his train ing in the Old National Bank. the M. Fairlj, is an Orofino visitor this , week. Dune, is railroading on the pj Mountain Division of the O. W. R. 1 Duncan Fairly, brother of Dr. J. i and N., across the Blue Mountains, where the snow falls three and four feet over night. j I Walter Boland and hts mother re turned last week to their home in J Orofino. ed For the past year they trkin have resided in Coos Bay. Oregon. where Walter was employed in the government machine shops, at that North point. ! was ! Sam's I. D. Cleek, a mining man for- some merly of Pierce, but now operating in Montana, was in Orofino the present week, and departed on Tues day's morning train. Mr. Cleek still — has faith In the future mineral S possibilities of Rich Old Pierce. = Horace Noble reached Orofino on ■ S the up train Monday, and returned 5 to Clarkston Wednesday morning. S Mr. Noble informs us that 'hts 2 daughter, Mrs. J. De Baun is tm- E proving sufficiently to sit up, which 2 Is welcome news to her many E friends in Orofino. — M. F. Brownfield, representing 3 Mills, of Lewis-' 2 transacting business in 3 the Nezperce Rollr ton. was Orottno Tuesday, and returned home 2 Wednesday morning. Ills mill uian- 5 ; il factures Gold Standard flour, I high grade product, which is hand- 3 | €d by j be Orofino Trading company. — The Orofino Rochdale Co. is selling I their mill and chicken feed. Fam Agent Appointment Deferred. Î At , Ue reque8t of the University 3 I , 3 I or Idaho Agricultural Department. 3 I the requested appropriation from j 3 1 ** Clearwater county for the mainten-1 3 ance of a county farm agent, has j 3 been deferred until the farmers, and j 2 others Interested, have more fully 3 Investigated the suggested expend!- 2 tare for a county agricultural ex-! 2 pert. Railroad Surveys in Clearwater County The following article. under river. The following Moscow, Idaho, date of 'March article. under a J S, either would to natural should we ' wees appeared in the Spokesman-Review. A transcontinental railroad, up the Orofino or Ford creek, pass through Orofino,the gateway, then why worry ? with pass anil "That a survey started this for a railroad through county, touching and Pierce, Clearwater Fraser, Welppe is really the prelimi nary work toward a short cut in the transcontinental line planned to connect Lewiston, via the Clearwater route, is the opinion of I Allen F. Space of Welppe, who has i been investigating the matter. and is Missoula Lolo Mr. Space said : "1 believe that if this railroad is run up Ford's creek to Weippe, tin nee up the Grasshopper and ac ross dite divide and down gulch to Pierce, it would be there Salmon I u P° n H'P best grade. The grade thus far "°u* d rise about 300 feet j in It miles and then stay on about , ^ the other 14 miles. Krom i !»eice it would i un up Rhodes creek l»icio. s and down the Grog ran de to as the north fork of the Clearwater I 1 flash lights, who come to your i asHl ' itance whe11 >' ou drop your purse ' bul S° od to look at both inside-and out, and the floor slants | at just the proper angle so you can Aee ove ,. u le heads in front of you_! if you're tall enough. Besides It I }, as advantages. The audience ^ ls t i lere to see tbe 8 how; and you seldom find yourself seated directly ! 111 front of a feminine trio who ! * came inside because they missed the j l ast: cal ', and it wasn't time to go home anyway. And you're not apt ! to get an exhibition of Hart or 1 Carey gun play and several hundred i re mlleg of e bruah mixed wUh a trIangular conver8atlon 0 „ ; w , Mabel - S - fellah - didn - t „ ilast night, or the things that REAL MOVIE COMFORT CAN BE FOUND AT THE REX. May be the Rex can't boost of fountain, or pretty girl ushers with s of are going to happen to the guy that reads the gas meter, ; to at Timber Chiefs in Town. E. J. Brigham, chief engineer of the Clearwater Timber Co., reached Orofino Thursday afternoon. T. J. Hiimbird of Sand Point, president of the Clearwater Timber pj re Association, and a prominent representative of the lumbering in dustry of northern Idaho, arrived In Orofino on Thursday' evening train. Orville Wahl of Gilbert, a return ed soldier boy, took the morning trkin Friday for down the river. lxniis Shriver left for Bismarck, North Dakota, to Join the band he in Uncle Louie is was playing with Sam's service in France. while some artist on the baritone, — S = yilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll|||||||||i|||||||||||||||||||||, | ,||||||||| | |||||| M , | | M | M |„|,||„,',£ E A Full Measure of Service S 5 S 2 E 2 E — s 3 1 he Fidelity State Bank was es tablished to serve the people in helpful way not merely today, but tomorrow and every day. nent institution such as the Fidelity State Bank renders continuous vice to its patrons. a 3 2 3 A perma ser 2 5 3 — I When you become associated with this bank, you receive a full lire of service. nieas As time goes on. you will become better acquainted and the benefits from our service ill grow as opportunities to serve you increase. Î 3 3 3 3 ** FIDELITY STATE BANK MEMBER AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION. 3 3 2 3 2 2 Goo. ft. Waterman. President Dr. ./. M. Fairly. Vice Presidet Benj. R. Schmid. Cashier K. C. Wittman. As't Cash. Orofino. Idaho [i7iiiiimimiiiiiHiiiMii<iiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiimiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiit44iR|jjiiiiaiiiiiiuiu river. It would then continue up tiro north fork to the mouth of Monro., river and up the Monroe to tip, mouth ,,f Cayuae and °P the Cayuso to l '°'° pa - ss and from there down to Lolo hot springs. , , ' ,M lnss they have a railroad to Mis soula. "Such much for From I.olo hot a railroad would Lewiston ami would be on tiie shortest from the east to Fortland atul with a railroad having a water grade from Lolo pass to Port Moscow would be on the line, from Missoula to Spokane. The rail-. road would continue mean Moscow. Lewiston route Seattle, I rive i tarcks land down Snaki, troni Lewiston, using the already built jointly by the O.-W., R. and N. ami the Northern Pacific. and operated "The road, if built, will run thro the Clearwater national forest and thro one of the greatest grazing dis tricts of Idaho or in the west. I here are 3,000,000 acres of burned over lands from the fire of 191<) j with nothing hut the mountain , grasses growing on the land. The i Guy use vallev alone lois iaa aaa y u,u,lt ,llls iuu.uuo acres to lie u razed The new rnud M 1 Ilt ' n * VN roa(1 as I believe it is being planned, will I be a great boon to northern Idaho '• 1 i Le " iston , district superintendent of | t,Us benevolent institution, reached Orofino Wednesday afternoon „ and departed Thursday morning. Thesq I itentlemen appeared before- tha ^ oald of County Commissioners and execut ed an agreement at a cost to ! tbe count y of $51.00 per quarter ! * or lbe kindly care, education and j niaintenance of unfortunate child ren 'under the age of 18, who are ! lnd *& en t. sick, homeless, neglected, 1 deser ted or abused. The society la i doinR a & reat work, and the com missioners are to be commended for ; entering into this agreement for the attention of suffering juveniles. CHILDREN'S HOME FINDING AGENT VISITS 0R0FINQ. Dr. John W. Flesher of Boise, superintendent of the Child stat, ' ren 's Home Finding and Aid Society and John Howland of of Idaho, Donate Your Spare Clothing. The Red Cross organizaiton duest that clothing, shoes, wearing apparel that can be spared ; to relieve suffering humanity in Eu rope, be left at their rooms in tha Burns and Brown building, com mencing Monday, March 2t. Tho Red Cross workers will be on hand at these headquarters during tha next week to receive donations of clothing, etc., to be sent across. M or any J. W. Blake returned Thursday afternoon from Spokane. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. McEachroa went to Lewiston Friday morning. Frank Alteneder, a Clearwater reached homo Frank agricultural harness county soldier boy, front Camp Lewis Thursday. got into his Friday morning.