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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CLEARWATER COUNTY oxonvo, CLEARWATER VOLUME X NUMBER 48. 001J1TT, IDAHO FRIDAY. MARCH S. IMS tf^g^rSRPïcTORËrwERriSSrv E WOULD SHOW THEM REX TUfeATRE PRESENTS CHARLES DICKENS' LAST COMPLETE NOVEL è' J ' p * ' OUR MUTUAL FRIEND u I « * 4 » s ÇJPÇ&ns' lo * of ponow km rood tndcoatinatto rttd ,h ** wonderful story which, til at one* Is romance, melodrama, mystery of the most fascinating sort. Here is a story made with fidelity and painstaking care; made in the way to nap alive in yonr memory the story as tta author wrote It No one has takan liberties with the story in the making—it Is human, true and unforgetable. compte n OUR MUTUAL FRIEND" ! Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 9-10-11 Admission 20~35c ABHOR FURS I m PASS ROM □IDS COMMUNICATION TO sec tary LEWIS AND CLASH HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION It has been well known that Gov »rnor D. W. Davis has been a firm Wend of the proposed Lolo pass lighway, for the development ot vhlch the Lewis and Clark Highway issoclation was recently organized, 'his fact has received additional onfirmation In a letter Just re elved by the secretary of the ne gation in Lewiston, B. F. Savage, which Governor Davis says; "I am deeply Interested 1« the ■fforts of your association to see iroper designation and building of he Lewis and Clark highway from This letter 1« In ifissoula to Kooskla. rritten for the purpose of setting orth the Interest with which this idminlstratlon looks at this highly mportant development. You are at Iberty, If you care to do so, to »ring the matter before the secre lary of agriculture because of Its n portance In an economic saving 0 the government, which he will e&dlly see. hat this road be built. "If a fire starts in the Selway latlonal forest. It takes an average if three days to get men and equip ment from Spokane to fight the fire phen they could be there In twelve b fifteen hours If a road were built do not have the figures on it at and to Bhow the loss to the gov rnment from fire within this forest «cause of lack of transportation Scllitltes, but it ►radically the entire territory cov ped is federal land, and ther are hany millions In assets there, away rom any road, which could be de veloped by this Investment. Ifty years the people have waited br this development. 1 "The location of the road Is ideal |ver Lolo pass. Then the scenic Id vantages are unsurpassed. There I» nothing to compare with it be peen the Columbia river highway (nd Missoula. I am not familiar Mlth any development which could Bake place that would be a better Investment for the government. As I said before, you can be assured that the state administration la strongly favorable to a designation by Secretary Wallace of this romd. Lewiston Tribune. It seems vital to me is enormous. For CLOSE CAMP TEMPORARILY I Camp 2 of Irvine A Holms In op eration on Canyon creek since De cember was closed down temporarily Inis week on account of climatic Conditions. The snow which Is about five feet deep Is crusted and rend Pr" wo °ds operations, especially ►kidding, Impractical. I It Is probable that activities will resumed about April 1. Bight pundred thousand feet, board meas pre, are on the skids now and the prm plans on about a $,000,000 Mel cut from this camp, which, r"'blued with a million from Big Island, will make a drive of 4 . 000 . ►00 feet to be taken to ths mill at McGills Spur In July. BOND ELECTION CARRIES rhe bond election hold hy the rustees of school district number °' 9 r ** r ' February 19 carried by vote of 46 to IS. It Is reported that ** will he necessary n '°'d another election because of regularity in ths elsctlon proceed Ths amount of bonds to bs Ised Is $8,000 for the purpose ot «ctlng new buildings and repalr k old ones and equipping them. re. HOUSE PASSES SMITH BILL FOR EXCHANGE PUBLIC LANDS Washington—The house of repre sentatives Monday passed Represen tative Smith's bill authorizing the state of Idaho to relinquish to the government its school sections lying within national forests, and to take in exchange public timber lands in the state equal in value to those re linquished to the government. The secretary of agriculture in hi3 report to congress said these lands support considerable timber which is mature and should be cut. He adds; "This department has un iformity approved legislation which would authorize acquisition by the government of tracts scattered thru out the national forests which were not in government ownership, amt patening in exchange therefor of such other government lands as are of equal values." The bill has not yet passed the senate.—Moscow Star Mirror. i POLITICAL NEWS OF INTEREST FRAZIER NOT AMBITIOUS Former Governor Lynn J. Frazier of North Dakota declared last week that he was "out of politics" and is not a candidate for the Senate against Senator McCumber. Just s plain fanner now," *■ Mr. Frazier has been mentioned as a possible choice of the Nonpartisan league for the Senate race. John N. Hagen, former commis sioner of agriculture, who was re called along with Mr. Frazier, also said he Is not a candidate. About twenty-five Nonpartisan leaguers of North Dakota held a conference ln Bismark late last week to discuss policies of the league in the coming campaign. President Townley's plan to have the league act as a "balance of power" In politics Instead of enter ing the field with a separate ticket of Its own was discussed but no ac tion taken, it was understood. "I'm he said. DEMOCRATS OPEN FIRE Democratic campaign In the Middle Weet was opened late last week with a key note address by Cordell Hull, chair of ths Democratic national congressional The man committee, before the Indiana Dem ocratic Editorial association. Ho excoriated what he termed the "alm leesness and Inaction" of the Repub lican administration. Chairman Hull asserted that Re "wlth all their publican leaders falsehoods exposed and all their promises broken." were pursuing a "rudderless course while the people continue to cry out for relief." He added that "In the meantime the I<odges, the Newberry and those of their like In control of the Repub lican party are having thslr fre quent political Belshastsr feasts in the national capital." —In a speech which occupied three hours A. C. Townlsy, national pres ident, told the Nebraska nonparti san league state conventlon'here to night that the tactics now pursued by the league make Impossible any lasting or substantial victory and that until the fight can be shifted from league Itself nothing can be He said the thing to do is to play practical politics. He said he was forced to this conclusion by the fact that. In the first place, the league can not win the offices; secondly. If they do win them they can not hold them, and that lastly, "too many rascals and Incompetents were put Into office by the league." He said the league began Its ex istence by saying It would have no dealings with politicians. " out in the woods and got some (Continued on local page.) won. It went FIVE BILLIOI SAVED BY PEACE COHERENCE Washington, Feb.—Declaring that five billions of dollars will be saved the taxpayers of the United States las the result of cutting down bat tleship construction, Senator J. S. Frellnghuysen, of New Jersey, sums up the accomplishments of the Con ference on Limitation of Armaments as of incalculable advantage to civilization. He enumerates these accomplish ments as follows; 1. It has brought about an agreement to scrap the Anglo-Jap anese Alliance, long regarded in many quarters as a menace to the United States. 2. It has removed for all time the war cloud which for years has ■darkened our western horizon, by proving to the American people that suspicions of the motives and in tentions of Japan were unjustified. 3. It has brought about an agree ment of the five leading naval pow ers to limit naval armament, the most costly of the modern engines of war.. 4. By providing in the Four Pow er treaty a simple and effective machinery for the friendly discus sion of differences that may arise in the Pacific, it has inaugurated a new era which may well be called "The Age of Reason," thus reduc ing to the absolute minimum the danger of serious misunderstandings in that region. 5. It has brought about the os tracization of the submarine as a ruthless destroyer of commerce, and branded as pirates those who are guilty of such practices as charac terized the last war. 6. It has brought about the for mal condemnation by the nations assembled of the deadly poison gas, which wrought such havoc among our gallant soldiers In France. 7. It has achieved the settlement of the troublesome Yap controversy, a sort of hangover from the Paris Peace Conference, which for a time threatened to enifbrotl us with all the Allied Powers. 8. It has brought about an agree ment between the United States. Oreat Britain. Japan. France, Italy, and Holland for the distribution and control of the former German cables In the Pacific. 9. By the proposed Nine Power Treaty respecting China, it has brought about the acceptance of the Root Resolutions, calculated to pre vent Injustice to China and friction among the powers as a result of clashes of Interests In China; and by the specific terms of that agree ment It has guaranteed the Open Door, removed the evils of special privilege, rid Chins of foreign troops, foreign postoffices, and for eign leaseholders, and put her In a fair way to work out her destiny as a aoverign and independent nation. 10. It has virtually brought about the settlement of the difficult Shan tung question, as a direct result of the good offices of Mr. Hughes and Mr. Balfour. 11. It will undoubtedly bring about a declaration of principles, pledging the nation to respect the integrity of Siberia and to make no encroachments upon her territory. 12. It has Inaugurated a new era of open diplomacy, thoroughly dis proving the theories of the old school diplomats and demonstrating that delicate International negotla i ttons may be carried on successfully with the full knowledge of the people. 13. It has demonstrated the force of a righteously Indignant public opinion when applied to a recalci trant nation, as In the case of France's attitude toward the reduc tion of land armaments and the lim itation of submarines. 14. And last, but not least, It hns contributed Immeasurably to the good will and good understanding of the peoples of the world, by fos tering what the President likes to call "The Conference Spirit"—the willingness on the part of men of a to or of a of of the to of nil nationalities to get around a table and discuss their differences before a disastrous war has taken place, rather than at the peace table after millions of lives have been lost and billions of treasure have ben spent. It is humanly Impossible to esti mate—and I might add, to overes timate—the moral benefits to the world arising from this conference. By moral benefits I mean its con tributions to a better understand ing among the nations, and its con sequent inhibitions upon the possi bilities of another world war. It is likewise difficult to estimate accurately the material benefits which will accrue from the labors of this distinguished body of states men. It is difficult, because no one can foretell to what extremes the nations might have been led If a halt had not been called in the heart-breaking competition for huge fleets of costly dreadnaughts. It Is possible to estimate, how ever, and with reasonable accuracy, the immediate saving to the tax payers of the United States through the inauguration of the Hughes naval ' limitation program. Since the memorable day when that pro gram was cast upon the wprld like a bombshell, experts have been giv ing their attention to this matter. They estimate that approximately five billions of dollars will be saved to the taxpayers of this nation dur ing the fifteen years of the life of the new naval treaty. Let us see how this saving Is to be accomplished. Under the Hughes plan, which has been accepted by the five great naval powers, the United States scraps 30 capital ships. The cost of maintaining a capital ship is placed by naval auth oritltes at three million dollars a year. Upon the Item of mainten ance alone, therefore, there is an annual saving of 190,000,000. In the case of the older capital ships the cost of maintenance Is reckoned at something lees than three million dollars, but naval authorities assert that the general overhead charges, which must be added, make ninety million dollars a year a conserva tive figure. Extended over a period of fifteen years, the duration of the naval treaty, and compounded at six per cent, this amount reaches the im pressive total of $2,089,490,548. Under the same plan, the United States scraps 13 capital ships now under construction. The approxi mate cost of the modern capital ship 1 b $40,000,000, making the to tal cost of these 13 new ships, if completed, $520.000,000. been stated by Mr. Hughes that the United States already has expendel approximately $330,000,000 ships under construction, compared with the cost of complet ing. shows a difference of $190.000, 000, or the amount saved by the decision to scrap these ships. Funds for meeting this obligation probably would not be required immediately, and therefore the statlciana com pound the amount at six per cent over a period of twelve years In stead of fifteen, giving a total of $347,084,790. The existing yards, docks and other shore establishments of the United States are regarded as some what below adquate for the navy Rt its present strength. They are, however, thought to be sufficient for the reduced navy contemplated under the Hughes program. Naval experts figure that at a normal rate of expansion of the American navy, such as might have been expected if no limitation agreement had been renched. the appropriation of shore establishments would have to be in creased at least $10.000,000 a year. With the Hughes plan in operation, this $10,000,000 annually will be saved, and , comuted over a period of 15 years and compounded as be (Continued on local page.) a It has on the. which, X. Y. Z. ON THE WEATHER Unusually cold weather for the first week in March is expected by "X. Y. Z." the local weather ob server, who states that after Sun day the temperature will probably fall for several days, reaching a low point about the middle of the week, but carrying the cold period well into the following week, or up to or about March 6. The cold period is likely to be followed by a very stormy period, but much warmer, about the middle of March, while the last part of the month promises to be unsettled and not very warm. In fact, plently of "real March weather" is promised for the month.—Lewiston Tribune. "MAC" WINS Tuesday evening witnessed one of the fastest wrestling matches ever enjoyed by the local fans. The main event was preceded by four terestlng preliminaries. Pat Hanson and Harry Snider were first on the mat. Hanson won one fall and a decision in six min utes of fast work. Clifford Sisk won from Cecil Lan phler. It Is reported that Cecil claims a misunderstanding on his part in that he forgot to keep his shoulders off the mat. It Is to be seen whether his memory Improves when they meet again. The masked Boy Wonder took In too much territory when he Issued an open challenge which was ac cepted by Pat Hanson and went to a draw. The boxing match between M and Carrico which had more thrills per "punch" than anything in this line viewed here since Alvin Small and W. J. Hannah were matched by the Firemen, was called a draw. Things looked bad at time.-* for the "Wrecker" but he came back In slam bang fashion and had the big boy from Yellowdog looking for a shock absorber. In the main event the Masked Marvel took the first fall after fif teen minutes of fast aggressive wrestling with a cradle lock. Mc Tarnahan came back strong and took the second fall in seven min utes with a head lock, forcing the Marvel to pat the mat. After seven more minutes of even work "Mac" clamped a double wrist lock and head scissors on the Mask ed one and ended the match in a decisive manner. The evening's entertainment was well attended. The management was particularly pleased that so many ladies took advantage of the chance to see the match. oss METHODIST CHURCH The sermon topic for Sunday morning will be: "An adequate Con ception of God." It will be a statement of the false attributes as -cribed to God In both ancient and modern times, which always lead to 'nfldellty. An adequate conception >f God leads men toward God, not way from him. What Is an ade quate conception of God ? Hear the answer Sunday morning. A law-enforcement mass-meeting will be held at the Christian church Sunday at 3 o'clock. Addresses will be delivered by five prominent cit izens. AH who are Interested in the enforcement of the law will be glad to attend. All other services will be held as usual. Now that the revival Is over, the Wednesday night prayer meet ings will be resumed. John A. Hoffman, Pastor. OCKERT HOME BURNS Tony Ookert lost hts seven-room home four miles South of Oroftno by fire Tuesday evening. He was doing chores about a quarter of a mile away when th flames were no ticed about 8:00 p. m. Mrs. Ockert and the baby had escaped when he arrived. With the help of Oren Crockett some things were saved but the loss was heavy. The origin of the fire is unknown. HOUSE BILL 77 PICKED SOUTHERN IDAHO SHEEP AND CATTLE MEN PROTEST AT BOISE MEETING House Bill No. 77, Introduced by Representative Burton L. French, April 11, 1921, recently passed both houses of Congress and is before President Harding for signature. In brief, it authorizes the Secre tary of the Interior to accept title to any lands within six miles of the boundaries of the St. Joe, Selway and Clearwater National Forests, If In the opinion of the Secretary of Agriculture the public Interests will be benefitted thereby and the lands are chiefly yaluable for National Forest purposes, and give In change equal value of National For est timber or timber land or unre served government land In Idaho, noon-lrrigable and not suitable for raising agricultural crops. Apparently a group of stockmen including Fred Gooding, brother of Senator Frank R. Gooding. Homer i Fenn, Hugh Sprout and others have obtained an option on lands which the government could secure title to under this set, bordering these forests and propose to take In ex change for their options certain, open government land in Southern Idaho. Other stockmen are fighting the measure and wish to secure the Pre sident's veto. The opposition Is led by Miles Cannon, State Commission er of Agriculture, Crawford Moore, ■President of the First National Bank and Scott Anderson, a prominent sheep man. Governor Davis proposes that the men holding the options above men tioned turn them over to the state land department, who will be auth orized to buy and dispose of the land equitably among the stock men. A special session of the leg islature may be called to accom plish this plan. a ex of Boise, DEER SET.IT FEED Dr. J. M. Fairly counted 25 deer along the road just above the mouth of Whisky creek Tuesday. This has been an extraordinary hard winter on game on account of the deep, crusted snow. Not only is It diffi cult for the deer and elk to get feed but they are an easy prey for coy otes and cougars. The animals are poor and weak this time of year and should have protection and feed un til weather conditions are such that they can shift for themselves. a to in be LOSE ONLY SON Earl, age 15 years and 11 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Frost of Gilbert, died at 7:20 p. m. Feb ruary 25th. The entire family was sick with the Flu and the son being apparently the best able to be around did the chores on the day of bis death.. After going to bed he became suddenly worse and died before the doctor could arrive. Death was attributed to heart failure. He is survived by Mr. and Mrs. Frost and a 14 year old sister. Burial took place at Gilbert at 11 a. m. February 27. as a no he DUROSS TO LEWISTON Wm. Du ross, who was arrested on Thursday, February 23, for operat ing a still on the North Fork, was taken to Lewiston the 25th by sheriff Jewell where he appeared before U. S. Commissioner O'Nell and was placed under $1,000 bond. He Is now in jail in Lewiston wait ing trail at the May term of th* federal court.