He “Delivered The Goods.”

We noticed last week by the Idaho papers that Chancey Wallace, of Nezperce, has announced himself a candidate for the office of secretary of state. We hope the Idaho press and politicians will forgive us if we mix in this matter in Chancey’s behalf. To make a long story short, we “found” Chancey on the Kamiah grade, selling watermelons, some fifteen years ago and, being hard pressed, hired him for a printer. He soon demonstrated to us that he knew his business, in fact, he “delivered the goods.” After four years with us on the old Nezperce Herald, as state central committeeman of old Nezperce, we urged his appointment as state land selector for north Idaho. Receiving the appointment he applied himself to his work and was known by his superiors as the man who made good. Continuing in public service, he was appointed postmaster of Nezperce and so thoroughly did he master this later work that his reports were accepted by the government as received and with the exception of the first quarter none ever came back for correction. Mr. Wallace now comes forward and asks for your franchise for the high office of secretary of state. If you nominate and elect him you can rest assured that your trust will never be betrayed and that the state’s business will be conducted with the same care and precision as has characterized his public work in the past. As a true and disinterested friend we would ask you on primary day to remember Chancey Wallace, the man who has always “made good.”—Clarkston Republic.

Source: Grangeville Globe, August 31, 1916.

W.C. M’Connell

Has Returned From The World’s Fair

Also Heard Bryan In The Democratic Convention

W.C. McConnell and wife are home from the world’s fair at St. Louis and Mr. McConnell is enthusiastic over the fair as being a great and magnificent exhibition. He declares it is really too big. The distances are so great that one is actually tired out in the effort to see the many sights.

Mr. McConnell was fortunate in securing an elegant room with bath in a private house at the rate of $1.50 a day for the room and breakfast, which he considered exceedingly reasonable. He stated to The Telegram that there are many places in good locations where such accommodations can be secured. As stated above, his only objection to the fair is the fact of its immensity.

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Indian River Improvements

Judge Sutton returned from Lansing Sunday morning where he went to look after the bill introduced by Senator Canby, appropriating five sections of state swamp lands to aid in removing the sand bar in Indian River. The bill passed the Senate Saturday morning, and will undoubtedly receive the approval of Governor Begole. The five sections of swamp lands appropriated is part of the land appropriated in 1879 in aid of the Black River improvement[.] Judge Sutton says there was a big lobby on hand for and against the hill, but it passed all right. This improvement will be of the greatest value to the navigation of the Inland Lakes, and we congratulate the people of Cheboygan and Emmet Counties on the success of the bill.

Source: Cheboygan Democrat, May 17, 1883.

Two Mistakes.

To say that the Tribune was surprised to hear that Mr. Jesse Walling of Nampa was knocking the Government Reclamation project, is putting it very mild. We have known Mr. Walling for a number of years and have always found him a most estimable gentleman, as well as a most enterprising and progressive citizen. Owing to his standing in Canyon County, we have devoted some space in our last issue to statements alleged to have been made by him. Had the statements come from a man of less importance, we would have ignored them. We feel that we have done Mr. Walling an injustice and owe him an apology. This we do now. However, The Tribune cannot make itself believe that the affidavits published in the last issues of the Nampa Leader-Herald state all the facts in the case. Those affidavits completely exonerate Mr. Walling, but they do not complete the case. As we understood the case, the three men mentioned in our last issue visited Nampa, and were shown all over the county. In talking with a Mr. Manning they were told of the unsafety of the Deer Flat dam and also of the danger from Nampa. These men also talked with Mr. Walling about other matters. When they got to Caldwell the two names had become confused in their minds, and in relating the matter to several Caldwell persons, spoke of Walling instead of Manning. This mistake might easily be made by strangers as the names are something alike. The Tribune has ample evidence to prove that the gentlemen told the story reported in the last issue. We are glad, however, to correct the error, both the gentlemen and The Tribune made, and to apologize to the people of Nampa and to Mr. Walling.

Source: Caldwell Tribune, March 21, 1908.

Right-of-Way Along Columbia.

Northern Pacific Agent Gets Deeds in Escrow.

WALLA WALLA, June 2.—Since the departure of J.T. Rorick, the right-of-way agent for the Columbia River Navigation company, who has headquarters at The Dalles, the people of Walla Walla wonder if a railroad will be built down the north bank of the Columbia to Vancouver. Last week Mr. Rorick was in the city and endeavored to obtain options on certain pieces of ground opposite Blalock’s and Arlington, Ore. The owners, who are Walla Walla residents, refused to give options, but consented to place in escrow in one of the banks of this city the deeds to the land after a deposit was made. The deposits were made and the deeds placed in the bank to be taken out and paid for in full on July 1.

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Parole List To Be Signed

Dr. E.H. Rorick, medical member of the State Board of Administration, announced he would sign the list of 63 paroles recommended by Mrs. Margaret McNamara, matron of the Delaware Girls’ Industrial Home. Dr. Rorick recently refused to sign the list, saying he had discovered that a number of the girls on parole had given birth to illegitimate children and their maternity expenses had been paid by the state. Dr. Rorick said he merely refused to sign the parole list in order to direct attention.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, September 1, 1916.

Important Appointment

Dr. E.H. Rorick of Fayette Made Member of Board of Administration—Qualifications and Efficient Service Record Won Appointment—Board Controls Eighteen State Institutions

Dr. E.H. Rorick of Fayette, was appointed a member of the State Board of Administration by Governor Willis Monday. This board manages and controls the eighteen state institutions which include the hospital for the insane, epiliptics [sic], the Institution for the Feeble Minded, the penitentiary, reformatory and the boys and girls industrial schools. The pay roll of the employees under their control amounts to more than a million and one half dollars, annually. The total sum to be expended annually by this board is nearly five million dollars.

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Good News

Mr. John C. Rorick received a telephone message from Hon. F.H. Reighard Wednesday afternoon informing him that the bill authorizing County Commissioners to appropriate funds to help build Soldier’s Monuments, located on County property, had passed the house by a unanimous vote. There is a question in regard to this bill passing the Senate.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, April 2, 1915.

Harmon Now Wants The Scalp Of Dr. Rorick

Ignoring Board of Trustees Wrote To Rorick For Resignation.


Dr. Rorick Had Given His Resignation To the Board of Trustees on March 10th, to Become Effective Whenever They Or the Governor Saw Fit to Make a Change—Place Hunters Must Be Appeased.

Athens, O., May 20.—Governor Harmon has written a letter to Dr. E.H. Rorick, superintendent of the Athens State Hospital here, asking for his resignation. Dr. Rorick, however, had handed in his resignation to the board of trustees under the date of March 10, the same to take effect whenever the powers that be so decided that they wanted his office to hand out to some place hunter.

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In a Political Way (excerpt)

J.T. Rorick, manager of the Interstate Investment Company at Grand Dalles, Klickitat county, a lifelong democrat and a man of great intelligence and force, is the latest recruit to the republican ranks in that section. Mr. Rorick recently addressed a letter to the chairman of the Klickitat republican central committee, in which he gives his reason for joining with the party of sound money and progression. Since coming to the state five years ago Mr. Rorick has been prominent in the councils of the democratic party, and, while never an office-seeker, has attended all the county conventions and has been prominent in party circles. Before coming to the state he was editor of one of the influential democratic papers of Michigan.

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