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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CLEARWATER COUNTY VOLÜME IX NUMBER 37 OROFINO, CLEARWATER COUNTY, IDAHO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1920. SHIPWRECKED AMONG CANNIBALS U JJ It may shock you but it will introduce to for the FIRST time in history the man-eating cannibals of New Guinea The island on which this picture was taken is by all odds the blackest, wildest, wickedest spot on all the earth—and its people untamed tigers. you Admission 25c and 50c Men^nd'^me^i'o^ctured^ Hiisf?!rrPf* S h the ma . na sement respectfully asks your indulgence in taking the picture in the spirit in which it is shown. Men ana women pictured in this film feel no shame and are not bound by any rules of convention—the result is the really grave absence of clothing. THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DECEMCER 16, 17 AND 18. ALSO PATHE NEWS I I I DISPUTE OVER TAXES IS CAUSE ! ! Northern Pacific Sues County I —SEEKS COURT ACTION FOR READJUSTMENT i ' Boise, Idaho, Der.. 6.--Clearwater county, Oren D Crockett, county treasurer and Joseph Kauffman.. county auditor were made defend-, ants in a suit inequity by the Nor .them Pacific Railroad Co. on the j jcbarge of illegal and fradulent pro eeedlngs in assessing taxes. The [complaint asks that the county, et al.. be restrained from foreclosing on the certificates of delinquency or from issuing deeds to and in dis Pute, or interfering with title, use or possession of the lands. Request ; is also made that the alleged illegal i a " d un , J "f* taX / S .^ le , d m 19 , 17 J 1918, 1919 and 1920 be canceled | and the company's land released from lien thereon. The suit comes as a climax to a long-drawn out dispute between Clearwater County and the N. P. Railway, which has a history wor thy of going into at this time. It will be remembered that the rail In 1917 there'were approxi-|The They form the basi of the dispute. The citizens of Clearwater countv in that year held a public meeting in regard to having these lands patented, there by throwing them open to taxation, Tiie countv paid the expenses of one Mr. Compton, who went to Wash- : ington. D. C. to bring the matter before federal officials, who forced the railway company to patent the lands roads under the old land grant, se cured front the federal government every alternating section twenty miles on either side of their right of way. mately 83,000 acres of such rail road grant lands lying in ranges 8, 9. 10. 11. 12, 13. 14 and 15. in Clearwater county on the westerly side of the N. P. right of way. which had not been patented for obvious reasons. But 40,000 acres were patented In 1917 in time enough to be as- j sessed for taxation that year, the I remainder being assessed in 1918.; The first assessment made against | these lands was made by assessor Hinckley at S4.50 railway company refused to pay tbe taxes but offered Oren D. Crockett, then county treasurer, an amount based on a valuation of 50 cents per acre, which they thought reas onable, amount required by the county's officials. the check and the railway company has refused to pay the taxes on these lands ever since. In 1918 the county board of equalization cut the valuation of the 83,000 acres to $1.00 per acre and still the conipnny has refused to pay the taxes, objecting to the as sessment as being too high and re peatedly requesting that It be re duced to 50 cents per acre. The as sessment has remained fixed at $1.00 Per aere since 1918 and as the 1917 taxes have not been paid and the three-year limit is up the county treasurer served notice on the rail way that the Innds would he deeded the county In January, which action lias finally brought on the suit per acre. The of paying the Instead The treasurer refused to Just recently the hoard of county commissioners agreed to cut railway company's taxes in o a basis of $1.00 per acre assessment, provided the company bald all Its taxes, which evidently Huy have refused to do. asking for readjustment on the 1918. 1919 «ml 1920 taxes in addition. 11 is the general opinion of the county officials that the $1.00 per assessment is just. The land 111 dispute lies within the boundary °f tin' Clearwater National Forest. n "d taking their basis of a cruise on e'ery alternating section under Us jurisdiction, there are hundreds of million feet of timber on tile ratl r «iul's the 1917 t n ai'n However, some property. it has been burned off. County assessor Harlan states that there is Probably some of the railroad land hat should be assessed at. only 60 cents of per Rcre, hut that there Is a K ° some assessed too low at $1.00 per acre, and that the straight $1.00 assessment evens up matters, also stated that the land in dispute would be cruised and classified I during the next year and all I for dispute removed, with the I sessments being fixed according to the classification of the land«. A copy of the complaint has not a * yet be , en served on the county 1 'ofticials, but is expected any day. Also, it is not known when or where the case will be heard, but it is be lieved it will take place at Moscow ! during the next term of the federal ! court. " u " He as I i ' PENSION PAYMENTS SIMPLIFIED At a session of the board of coun t commissioners held this t)ll . jj st rf j che cked over and a simplified sys tem fnr their payment adopted, Warrants will nmv be drawn e P very mon tli by the county auditor for the required amounts and mailed out wit hout action of the board Heretofore those entitled to pen Lions were requited to go through ; th( . usual procedure of filling out i claims, etc., which were passed up on by the commissioners and | 1!lent t1 iade j- ndpp Jle tape" will be eliminated. P ay ' once every quarter, j system the "red| week. widow's pensions was I Rev. J. A. Hoffmann has made arrangements for an educational I program in pictures for the winter, i Every alternate Sunday he will show from sixty to eighty slides tie pteting the land and people of the foreign and home mission field, first set will be shown Sunday evening, the subject being Korea, Mr. Hoffmann has already shown one of these sets In Orofino and ai large »audience responded. These slides, he says, always draw a ca-j parity house, as they are intensely educational in character. Teachers and public school pupils are espec tally interested because of the edu cational value of these pictures. No admission fee is charged, but the ; pastor requests a liberal free-will offering to defray the expenses, 1 : which, including the electricity, amount to about five dollars ^ per set. I —I irv » II/A TA /PTT ' UJAHU ID VlL I TWO REGIMENTS SHOW SLIDES AT CHURCH 1 j I | Boise, Dec. 3. Idaho has been designated as the headquarters of both a regiment of cavalry and reglment of heavy urlillery. The milts In the cavalry regiment are to come from Idaho and Utah. The units of the heavy artillery regt ment are to come from Idaho, Utah and Montana This Is the Infor inatlon given out today by Ool L V. latch, adjutant general of the state, and Major J. B. Burns, assist uut adjutant general, who have re turned from a conference at the headquarters of the ninth corps, San Francisco. With the regimental headquarters of the cavalry. r " n9,Ht ' n ^ S squadron c nslstlng nr . ° ,r,C .?[. H / ul. 'n' r This, with a h ^ addU . ar *®" ® f two officers and 105 enlisted men. administrative troop of five of-, fleers and 122 en isled, "takes up the quota of five troops of cavalry cM d offioers aP a a nd' Yfi tnUsted "men 'Ah one veterinarian officer a " d six enlisted men. making a total of 28 officers and 299 enlisted men. constituting the regiment which be fonas to the army ram of Hie ninth longs 10 me aimy corps 01 me niutii corps area. The formation of a battalion of corps artillery of 156 millimeter hmvltzers (between si* an seven Inch guns) of 15 officers and 3t - enlisted men. a headquarters com pany of two officers and 111 enlist ed men. and ap A ' D ' 9upp,y nf four officevs and «4 enlist gives Idaho regimental headquarters for this "rtiilery ■regl ment which adds a,x n ' or ® fmm and makes, with a batta'ion from, Montana and one from Utah, a com ' BE BOTH CAVALRY AND HEAVY ARTILLERY. COL. PATCH MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT « an 1 pan y od men. Is plete regiment. TIMBER COMPANIES ASK FORlîô State Officials Take Firm Stand LEGISLATION TO PROTECT HOLDINGS AGAINST FIRES Governor D. HV. Davis and Roy L. Black, attorney general, speaking for the state of Idaho Monday to repre sentatives of lumber companies inj the state, refused to consider anv | state forestry legislation that would ! strip the land board of its says the Boise Statesman, tiie result of no wer- This was an all day nieetlii" with the land t o^rd the nnssihilUv of introducing a hill into tho mm ing "legislature providing for a new board to be known as the forestry bc U known b °as r -ta a te d forest7r 'fdlrec't j feature of the bill is availing tli gtate of federal ald tn noting for fires and patroling forests. I The committee brought copies of |h bill that was used as the basis of j-discussion When read by members I of the land board objection was i raised by the Idaho officials, that if such a bill were passed all existing powers of the land board would be taken away from it and leave that! department with but the small fonetton of appraising and selling .school land and other lands not un der timber. Governor Davis, Roy L. Black, at torney general; E. G. Gallet, state! auditor, and F. G. Millc-r, dean of the school of forestry, compose tlio land board. Fully a score of men. all officials of the various iumher interests and members of the forest protective associations in Idaho, ; made up the committee sitting with the laud board. For the Western 1 Forest Conservation association, E T. Allen and C. S. Chapman were the representatives. I The morning session was largely taken up with an explanation by ' Mr. Allen nt the workings of the federal bill, which will give aid to 1 the various states provided the rev enue rained by each state for forest protection, through appropriation and individual contribution is com pulsory; that is a law to compel the various lumber owners., outside of national forests to pay a specified amount each year for forest protec tion. eminent will participate Is one quarter of the total raised by state and private owners.—Lewiston Ban ner. a- 1 SPORTSMEN TO MEET MeetinK „ of thp Hpor tsmen of the var j 0U8 counties of the State are be (nR hp , d a( thls tlme for thp pur . p f ornu ,i a tlng a fish and gniti" i | ( m t() Pp flubn ,itted to the coming sesglon of tbe | PK |ni a ture. This ac t j on (h i, P t nK taken at the sttgges f j on Rn( j reflueH | 0 f the Fish and fj ainp Department. It Is therefore PW|UMted that those interested will mPe j with H. L. Walruth. Deputy Game Warden for Clearwater Coun-. t on tbe even i nft 0 f December 17th | for the purpose of discusing the pe8ent bm and formulating sug- ■ gestions on new legislation that will be satisfactory and meet with thc requtre ments of tliis County. 1 Th meeting will be held at 'he, Orotino club . -- I Victorv Medals for Marines. who served in tnr initio • Marine Corps during the V, orld1 War 1817-1918, have been received by all recruiting offices for distribution • mpn rp _ T „. t . Montana Nor *lA\riK in.the State of *""Jana Nor them Wyoming. Northarn Idaho , ^ eruiti .. • a n „kme Wash J or - * ■ to" secure Victory ' '"«'X ,. Ip " ,d eUrvTor dNcharged M d , p . f „ r d their discharge Ma lines " A ' c d a ' r b ,' r N „ r h 120 to he officer in charge worin , «, all K SP° kanP ' ^ of award ! md the medal will then be for and the *„Tthc dTscLrge certificate, ' ™£ d d and th ' d,hC,lar K l The amount the federal gov 1 To Start Lewis Clark Highway is BUILD ON WEST SIDE OF RIVER TO LEWIS COUN TY LINE That Orofino will have connection with ttie Greer-Bungalow road, run nin « from Greer to I'ierce, which portion is now under construction ,h " oor " tnlctU,n of that portion of the Lewis and Clark Highway lying between Orofino and To "T* "T wnat ! Md<! ° f th ® Clearwater rlver - wart d learned Monday when a conference ' lia between R. L. Ewing, district en-!^ gineer of the Bureau of. Public * W °'' kS ° f the State ° f Idah °' and tbe county commissioners was h jld in re « ard to the matter. The com 'u n • missioners were in session during the day and the conference was held in the evening. It is definitely un- :|l derstood that the Bureau of Public Works and the United States Bu reatt of Public Roads have agreed to consrtuct the road according to d the financial ability of Clearwater f county which necessitates a twelve foot road bed In rock where con structlon is difficult and costly, In- a stead of a twenty-foot bed re- r quired by the usual government. l, specifications. F. E Clark, resident state en gineer, who had charge of the Greer Bungalow survey, has been engaged this week with preliminary work in connection with starting the sur vey Immediately. The limit of the « county funds for this work is $25, 000 per year and the construction will continue as far as the funds will allow. The levy for the coun- 'n ty's portion of the funds was made in September by a resolution passed ' by the commissioners and the funds are now under process of collection. The resolution was conditional, how- I ever, providing that the road bed must be twelve feet wide only. In a subsequent resolution passed Wed nesday the commissioners eliminated that requirement and made the money available to the federal and state authorities to spend on con structlon according to their mendations. federal aid will be sought in the amount of $25,000, making a total of $77,000 now practically avail [able for the wqrk. Another résolu Hon passed by the commissioners t Wednesday requests the state to Proceed with the survey and con ... . t The Lewis and Clark Highway in i C earwater county has been the 811 >,e< 0 numerous conferences be- i ™ a 9t ? t ® of ' JV* P resen * Unie no definite P "Kram was agreed upon. At ' vh ' ch P 0 ' n ' th ® was 0 Î* if j l j , w ' d *h of the y ° ad "f d ,, d alv *'ays neen a bone | C< iî l *f!î t | 0 V ° I Luïf OU v t i° 7 r ?. U j" • ,, y 8 r "ad "construction^wtn startat ■ th , b r?dge Ï^Orofinô^nd eoô* u®??' t£e conn t?Un P J* and Lewi^counHes * whfch 1 arrangement ^«'alHo heen SpfTnlf^ a J a ^ pt bas îi ° p *® .fate inti federaT a.Xritlel I Ihe rnart ^InJ wlHai thar! feet where construction £ compara t0 WMch requit entent "1 ' ers have consented according to the recommendations made by Engineer Ewing. Monday, « SCH00 L LIENS LIQUIDATED , dition to the public school build- ■ i"g' in Orofino lteld by the Troy ' Lumber and Madison Ltroher c 0 -ii panies. and other minor leins, were liquidated recently by the bonders of contractor Booth m th amount approximately J!57"n. Tbe . building contract is said to be com »teted and all bills settled. How ever, the leins h.v, not been re | , eR sed of record a- yet. | recom The state has appro priated $27,000 for the project and I IDAHO MEN (MENTIONED FOR 1 CABINET Noise, Ida., Dec. 6- Two prominent Idaho men have been mentioned Tor the position of secretary of the In terior in the cabinet of President elect Harding Governor Davis and Major Fred It. Reed, is head of the reclamation associa tion representing all the states and Major Reed, a leader In reclamation matters In Idaho, and In the entire arid section, Is head of the Idaho reclamation association, the pioneer of the west in such ac tivities. It seems certain that the tary of the interior as well as the secretary of commerce will be ap pointed from the west. The governor western TJABT» iPrunTV".- HAKD 11 ML BALL . At , the regular monthly meeting ! pL tmen? he!d°in ! rÄV haîrMon: ! d »>' "'«ht it was decided to give a ; ' lia rd-time ball on New Years Eve. en-!^ "Hair will be held in the Odd * °£nuÄ Z '* 'me * in' Zniï Co l,efittlnK the "™ a8 '"" Other an nouncements will be made later, seeiv FOHL-BATTERTON Clias. O. Fohl, well-known in Oro :|l "°, a"* 1 Miss Frances Batterien were married at Kellogg a week ago Sunday. They arrived In Orofino Tuesday afternoon to spend a few d »ws with Mr. Fohl'.s father. Theo. I f '°hl. and to visit friends. Mrs. Fohl Is tile daughter of Mr. and !Wrs - J L Batterton, of Kellogg, and a «''»dilate of the Lewiston state r '°''mal school. They will make l, 'elr home in Lewiston where Mr. Folil .is interested In the Campbell T"*' 1 garage. - ARRESTED FOR PASSING CHECKS Hpnpv r „ PP .„ 0 f m . I11Pr iv of n fir , n „L Vn gik n ITv « imd _ v hv denn tv » riff a warrant IrsiipH not of lowia ..... ,. h a r „„ d w tth h«nk' in whirl, ho 'n P ...., hk „. ., afternoon anri will h. «rmirarH h/ ' forp IllRtipp uattahaLh tnH.r b y ' _ _ I R 1 .Ï 1 IN It fill * IVJI1 I T V/IV Is _ - _ ¥ Ijlv ARI It I) XI|I I ) I f U j | _ Washington Dec 4. Denuncia t j on ' ( ',f agitation in various lomli ties against the location of hospitals; tor ex-service men. particularly tu- 1 berculoais sanitariums was made! here today by the American Legion's : national legislative committee. The; i PK i on from ''the national command- ! >r on down to the lowest buck pri-iiic vate in the ranks is going to bat." I aRa inst "mercenary meddlers whose! patriotism died when the bands quit playlnSi " the statement said. '-jn Boise. Idaho, is a hospital of at | east 2 00 beds which the Public • Health Service has leased." it con tin,led "Powerful local influences in Bolse obJect to the treatment of . tuberculosis there, and prefer a re mount 8tation '» ? tead. Things have j come to a pretty pas? when horî,es are to be ,akPn care of ,n P refer " to disabled American soldiers. | "Pettv Politicians." "Petty politicians in Johnson City -went^ goS^ne n^Â tta. .i.,. « n i d i prs ' home for cx-ser sufflrine with tubereuîo- 1 . e " len , ' r,np w't" tuneretilo , 8is - Up i" Minneapolis, Minn, mer-, cenary meddlers whose patriotism died when the bands quit playing, ' have raised $100.000 to keep the states public service front ■ getting Ashury Hospital for ex service men. Officials or the health service have admitted to us that one | of the things they have been up against in getting hospitals is the 'political pressure brought to bear ■ gainst them in local communities." The committee said that it had been advised that 450 "tubercular■; ex-service men in Tucson. Arlz. i | were destitute and without shelter." , ! ! CAMPAIGN AGAINST FACTIONS I COMBATTING ESTABLISH MENT OF HOSPITALS Phone Case Bç* fore Commission CHARGE MUTUAL PHONE COM PANIES COLLECT TOLLS FOR COMMERCIAL LINE DENIED Idaho Public Utilities Commla sioner Sweeley, commission attorney Raymond L. Givens, and the com mission reporter, conducted a hear ing in the Odd Fellows Hall Tues day ,n re «» rd to the case of the Clearwater Teleplione Lines vs the *'''»'''''' Telephone Co., and the Rus ïnl!' wa« K of' a compla.nt made by Samson Snyder, proprietor the Clearwater Telephone Lines, who „ t , Co wen' " The hear Fraser Tele Russell Ridge not mutual eo-operatlvs, non-profit producing companies. Ho pointed out the Taet at the heat Ing that the phone companies building lines and connecting with the Nt!7. perce Co-operative Telephone Co., wer« I ft commercial company. Is collecting tolls over mutual lines He also contended (lint the companies are under the Hon of Hie utilities commission and could not build lines under the above circumstances without commission's consent acted as his own attorney. The Fruser and Uussell-Ridge companies were represented at the hearing by attorney Wni. J. Hannah who contended in their behalf that, they are not profit-producing pa nies, rate concerns and the utilities commission had no jur isdiction over them. He stated they were not operating for toll and have not collected any .The hearing be gan at 9:20 a. m. and continued un til 2:30 p. m. taken under advisement and a de cision will be rendered later. The commission will be required to look over some records to determine the truth or falsity of the complaint be fore rendering a decision. which new jurl die the Mr. Snyder com hut are operating as pri that therefore The case has been j | of Vance Dobson, the high school 1 pianist, : ! holiday season, when a formal pub pri-iiic program will be given. Another I re hearsel . .. . , ,, . '* 0 1 ' < ow ng. announcement will be made at the high school. The two meetings of this kind held this season are an attestation ot - the value of the department of . music in our public schools. There were some doubting Thomases when j the department was added, progress already made by the pupils " should dispel such doubt in the | mind of a ny who have had the privilege of hearing the students sing. A year ago it seemed none of one is an accomnlished vocalist This 1 wa" evMenced on We.lneTdav , ra t wa. e\ o need on wennesaay evening by the singing of »he girm chorus, which rendered a beautiful ' composition and was most hearttl/ enchored. The girls responded wi.h another fine selection. Other cl,.,r uses are in training by Mis, Sales, the efficient Instructor in music, | These rehearsels are more elah >r ate than the ordinary community chorus program. Besides the slng ing by the entire audience, there are special numbers by the several chomps. Other features are being contemplated Kir the future, in i eluding orchestral music and special , numbers by the male quarte». ! COMMUNITY SING A SUCCESS About one hundred people attend ed the first rehearsel of the com ! munity chorus at the high school Wednesday auditorium evening. Prof. R. R. Richmond and Miss Phyl lis Sayles were in charge. On account of an affected thioat, Prof. Rich mond called on Rev. J. A Hoffman to lead in the singing. Miss Sayles presided at the piano in the absence The meeting took the form of a rehearsel of sacred hymns for the will be held either next Defi The .