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Bonners Ferry Herald
TWENTY SEVENTH YEAR BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO. APRIL 30. 1918 NUMBER 43 VERY NEARLY OVER THE TOP ! I I tdijdtv i a t v nptvp ru LIBERTY LOAN DRIVE (. HAIR- . I MAN CONFIDENT COUNTY MILL EXCEED QUOTA $47,000.00 NOW SUBSCRIBED Excellent Record Made in the Klock mann Precinct. The Third Liberty Loan drive will come to an end Saturday, May, 4th. This morning Chairman Shultis an nounced that $47,000 had been sub scribed in Boundary county and he is confident that before the end of the week the county will have gone well "over the top." The Klockmann precinct made a record this drive of which it may be proud. A committee composed of J. Bert Cowen, O. C. Wilson and H. H. Elder visited this precinct Saturday, returning home last night, and se cured subscriptions of $9,300 and it is expected that this amount will be increased to $10,000 before the end of the week. The committee had to walk about 14 miles in soft snow in order to reach the camp of the Idaho-Continental Mining Company where most of the subscriptions were secured. Chairman Shultis is gratified over the manner in which the precinct chairmen have worked in this cam paign. The country districts have come to the front in grand shape and | every district has subscribed even 1 more than was expected. In Bound-1 ary county there have been no large i subscriptions to the Third Liberty I Loan but nearly every resident has ' subscribed for one, two or three bonds each. : This week the Boy Scouts have I been busy soliciting for Liberty Loan 1 bond subscriptions and have been quite successful, considering that the ! field has already been pretty thor oughly worked. * ' | The women workers of the county were also very successful and through their efforts a great per centage of the quota has been sub scribed. Last evening Chairman Shultis met in consultation with the mem bers of his executive committee. It was arranged to send solicitors in all the districts of the county where 110 active campaign has yet been conducted. Red Cross Meeting At the meeting of the Red 'Cross members held last evening a corn plete report of the work done in the past year was made by Miss Goldie Cave, secretary. The local auxiliary elected Mrs. H. A. Gale as delegate and Mrs. Belle Bishop, alternate delegate, to attend the division institute which will be held in Seattle, Wash., May 6th to 11th. At this institute all kinds of Red Cross work will be demonstrated. The institute will be held at the University of Washing ton. The delegates to the institute will spend one day at Camp Lewis, 4 Draft Boys Leave Sunday A large crowd, was at the Great XT tx . j , Northern Depot Sunday to bid God speed to the Boundary county boys recently called through the draft to Camp Lewis. The special train ar rived here about 1 o'clock Sunday af ternoon and carried seyeral hundred draft men from Montana points. The Boundary county men who left Sunday were Tom Gillard, B. M. Bloom, Ray E. Schaf fert, Fred Zie mer, Carl O. Orest, and P. W. Har ris. Mr. Harris will join the contin gent from Ellensburg, Wash. Dave Mahaffy, of Enterprise, Oreg., failed to respond to the call. He registered here on his way through from Can ada and it is believed that he has previously enlisted. Two more Boundary county menj have been called for Slay 11.' They are Rodney Danquist, of Addie, anil Henry Edward James, now located at Deer Park, Wash. Palouse Man Buys Here On Saturday some 103 acres of valley land located about six miles below Bonners Ferry and belonging to C. G. Reeder, of Spokane, was sold by J. F. McGlocklin to a Mr. Simp kins, formerly a farmer of the Pa louse district. Mr. Simpkins will take immediate possession and pat in crop this spring. The land sold for $25 per acre. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Moore, of Spokane, motored here Saturday and remained over Sunday as guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Brody. Moore is district agent in the In land Empire for the Overland auto company. * Mr. *> ❖ i RED CROSS DRIVE ❖ MAY 20TH TO 25TH t A. J. Kent has been ap <• pointed county chairman of •I* the second Red Cross War ❖ Fund drive which will start May 20 and end May 25th. . Mr. Kent will appoint the •> precinct chairmen this week <" and expects to have the coun •> ty thoroughly organized for <• the May 20-25th drive. He <• has on hand a large supply of literature, receipts, etc., to C» gether with pledge cards in • <♦ the shape of calendars where <• by subscriptions may be paid •> in installments covering four ♦ months. ❖ ♦ 4 HOSPITAL IN NEW LOCATION | Mrs. Dawson Property To Be Used for Bonners Ferry Hospital. Dr. E. E. Fry has leased the Mrs. Mary Dawson property on the North side which he will use, as soon as it can be vacated by Mrs. Dawson, as Uarters for the Bonners Ferry hos pital. The Bonners Ferry hospital has been located for many years in the M. M. Fry residence on the North side but this place is too small to accomodate the growing require ments of the institution. In the new location the hospital will have larger quarters and a more substantial building and a large acreage for gar den space. The new hospital building will be remodeled considerably and baths and toilets will be installed on two floors of the building. _ ... , ® Grill, the popular restaurant and bakery owned by C. H. Bixler, was badly damaged by a fire which S ras , discovered about 10:30 o'clock „9, ay morning. The loss to Mr. tbxler is esttmated at about $1,000, P®?".y covered by insurance. The building is owned by the First Na tional Bank and was also partially P r 2îf C r . lnsu rance. ,' 116 f. 11 !® s \ a . d above the plaster ®5 b u r ,V on be y w ®f n bakery and kitchen of the restaurant and spread rapidly between the_ ceiling | n< root '-be building. The fire <le b, a v rncn ,. was . at work promptly and by cutting holes in the concrete block walls above the ceilings, was ab * e P ut - ou ^ the fire in short or, | er - . as S0 9 n as the fire insurance adjusters arrive and inspect the loss 9 s building will be repaired. It ! I s tigured that it will be three or ? our w , eek # before the building will | P® rea dy for use by Mr. Bixler with "J® restaurant although he may be • a b ,e to serve his bakery customers sooner> _j ... . ,, "ant Money on Sewer Contract Mandamus proceedings were filed in the district court Thursday by the sewer contracting firm of Clifton Applegate & Toole against the town of Bonners Ferry, the complaint ask ing that the town be compelled to pay the sum of approximately $0,000 alleged to be due for the construe-, tion of the sewer system. The firm of Lee & Kimball, of Spokane, rep resent the plaintiff film. ' The town board of trustees has ta ken the stand that the sewer con tractors have never completed the sewer system of Bonners Ferry ac cording to contract. A part of the claim of the contractors has been approved by the sewer commission but no final agreement has ever been reached between the city and the firm of Clifton-Applegate & Toole, Chairman S. E. Henry, of the town council, states that under the Idaho, statutes the sewer contractors can-1 not bring such an action as was filed Thursday. He states that the lawyers of Clifton, Applegate & Company have agreed to withdraw, the present suit and that action' against the town, if there is one will be brought in a legal manner. GRILL RESTAURANT BURNED Sunday Morning Fire Causes $2,500 Loss on Maain Street. , Hear Armenian Speaker The K. of P. hall was crowded. Sunday morning with Bonners Ferry people who listened for nearly two hours to M. P. Krikorean, an Arme nian, in his narrative of 'the suffer ings of Armenians and Syrians in the last few years. The atrocities he told of seemed to be too horrible to be true. He told of his father having- been cut to nieces of the loss of his mother and sister of the frightful crimes committed' against the women and children. j After the address subscriptions were taken for the Armenian and Syrian Relief work. The following! ] committee was elected to take charge ; 0 f this work in Boundary county and j to solicit and receive funds for the WO rk: G. H. Wilbur, chairman, M. p. DeWolf, treasurer,' W. B. Hawk-! i ns , secretary, Sfrs. ' F. E. Murray ami Mrs. W. F. Richardson. * ' Music for the service was fur nished by the choirs of the Metho dist and Union churches. In addition to those names of new ly elected school directors of the county published last week are the following* District No. 2, McRae school, Jos. Barto; No. 3, Curley Creek, E. B. Schlette reelected, anil C. E. Critchell appointed in place of N. J. Perry, resigned; No. 7, Highland Flat, Mrs.| W. B. Roberts; No. 8, Porthill, Alva Hall reelected; No. 9, Porthill. Mrs. Bertha Johnson reelected; No. 12, Copeland, L. D. Bennett. In No. 17, Lenia, all three directors were elect ed and the result is a complete new board, consisting of S. G. Talbot for three years; G. Ralston for two years; and Jacob Sheets for one year. In District No. 19, Porthill, village, Mrs. Clara Hawks was elect ed. In No. 20, Naples, J. S. Bond was elected for three years and C. E. Honsinger to succeed Mrs. Bond, who resigned. Elect School Trustees grades; Bessie Curran, 4th and 5th Elect Northside Teachers At a meeting of the board of trus tees of School District No. 14, hold recently, the teachers of the North side school were all re-elected for the coming year. The corps of teachers are: Arthur Bangs, principal; Miss Ruth Buchannan, 5th and 6tn Miss grades, and Miss Palmer, primary grades. The school trustees organized with Fred Meyers as chairman and F. A. Davis as clerk. Joe Meddock is the remaining member of the board. GET DATA ON FARM PRODUCTS ASSESSORS SECURE INFORMA TION FIRST HAND OF WHAT MILL EE PRODUCED LEARN EXPECTED YIELD OF 1918 Also Get Data on Increased Acreage in Crops. The United States government is now obtaining exhaustive data rel ative to various crop productions of last year and what may be expected this year. This data is being se cured through the assessors of the various counties of each state and information is being secured from each owner of ground at the same time as the assessor is preparing his tax rolls. The reports of the assessors will be completed and turned in to gov ernment officials by June 4th of this year, The individual reports from the farmer are required by law. Legal description of land being cultivated j s required, the number of acres planted last year and number of acres being planted this year, Information is required giving the number of acres planted in 1917 and the yield per acre and the number G f acres planted in 1918 and the yield expected of wheat, oats, barley, corn, beans, potatoes and sugar beets. In addition the county assessor is required to obtain information con cerning the acres of perennial past ure, alfalfa, clover, timothy, and nat ura i meadow, with the record of crops for 1917 and the expected yield f or I9]g. A report of the number 0 f a ppl e and prune trees bearing an d no t bearing and the crop of last year and that expected this year, must be taken. The complete list upon which the government asks data for 1918 cov ers the tons of alfalfa, clover, tim othy, natural meadow', other hay, and ensilage cut last year and the cro P expected this season; pounds of Bluegrass, red clover, alsike, sweet clover, white clover, alfalfa and tim °thy seed harvested last year and the crop expected this season; sale per bushel, pound or dozen of wheat oats, barley, corn, beans, peas, pota toes, sugar beets, butter, butter fat, milk. chickens and eggs; number of beef or common cattle, dairy cows, bogs, sheep, draft horses and saddle horses, owned, County assessor Bush states that the work of securing the data re quested as above requires as long for each individual as to secure the data for the assessment rolls, and conse quently the county assessors work is double that of previous years, MR. DRAKE GOES TO MONTANA _ Sel | s Watch Repairing and Jewelry . ,,, ,, ,, „ Business lo u. r. nowe. W. E. Drake left yesterday for Miles City, Mont., where he has accepted a position as jeweler and watch repairer with the Smith Jew ®' r y atjd Optical Company. Mr, Drake has been a resident of B° nners Ferry for over three and a half years and during this time cqn ducted a jewelry and watch repair m K business in Simond s Drug Store, He enjoyed a full share of the pat rona ge of the district but the offer at Miles City was so attractive that be decided to sell out here. A deal was < ' lose<l la st Friday whereby O. F. Howe, jeweler and optician, purchased | Mr. Drake's stock of watches, silver ware and jewelry and his watch re pairing business. Mrs. Drake and children will re tuain here until the close of school w ben they will join Mr. Drake at Miles City. Mr. and Mrs. Drake ex 1 P ec '- to return to this city in a year or two and for this reason will not 1 try to se, l their property here. Both bave many friends here who regret l- 0 see them leave but wish them the 1 best of success in their new home. Kranz in France Joe Banning received a letter this w f ek from Imng Kranz who cnlist e(1 here with the first Bonners Ferry P? en ar ! ( ' wa0 1S n , ow France, Kranz is a sergeant with Battery £, 146th F. A. Kranz writes: "1 bave a gun and a crew of five men. 11 a hard drag. We didn't get a sendoff when we left, but are here first , to give our German friends a g? 0 ®. lK " k J n K and we will sure do it. 'Having fine spring weatne'.-." Ed Sloan in France Miss Goldie Cave, who is chairman of the comfort kit committee of the W. C. T. U. and commercial club, I has just received acknowledgement of receipt of a comfort kit from Ed wrrd Sloan, a Boundary County boy now "somewhere in France." He writes expressing his thanks and tci>s: ."We are having fine spring weather here, I don't have time to get homesick or lonely, but here is hoping that I will see Bonners Ferry again some day." Iowa Man Buys Here A deal was closed last Thursday whereby John W. Ferguson, lately of Iowa, purchased 160 acres south east of Bonners Ferry of Frank Bush, proprietor of the Casey hotel. The consideration was $2,000. The land purchased was home steaded by Mr. Bush. There is about 20 acres under cultivation. The new owner moved onto the place Satur day. He plans to do considerable clearing at once. * <. * * * <• * * * * * * « t THOMAS B. PLUNKETT DIES IN FRANCE ❖ ❖ Last week word was re- ❖ ceived by Mrs. Gudbaur, of ❖ Copeland, of the death of her *> son-in-law, Thomas B. Plun- ❖ kett, in France. Death re- * suited from injuries received ♦ several weeks ago in an at- * tack against the Germans. Plunkett is the first Bound ary county man to die of in juries received in the war against Germany. He enlisted •> last summer at Spokane in ♦ the gas and flame corps of •> the army and was among the ❖ first of the U. S. troops to be <• sent to France. He was an ❖ ex-regular army man, and ❖ was in the service in the ❖ Spanish-American war and * also participated in the Boxer •> uprising in China. ❖ Plunket was w r el!known in ••• this city and in Copeland where he made his home for ❖ A <• v He spent a many years. great deal of his time pros pecting and at one time was heavily interested in the Tungsten Hill mine near Copeland. TEST SPRUCE OF THIS DISTRICT J. A. Tormey, of Spokane, with the Tormey Timber Company which has holdings in Boundary county and which is operating a mill at Copeland, passed through the city Saturday on his way to Copeland. Mr. Tormey has recently been in conference with the members of the spruce board of Portland and he states that arrangements have been made to have a second test made of the Englemann or mountain spruce of which there is quantity in this district. The first tests of this spruce were made by experts of the government at Madison, Wis., and at that time it was believed that the timber was not of the right quality to be used for aeroplane construction. Lately a number of unofficial tests of mountain spruce have been made and from these tests it has developed that the strength of the mountain spruce is more than sufficient for aeroplane use. The Portland Spruce board has therefore arranged for a second official test and Mr. Tormey is going to secure mountain spruce from the Copeland district with which this second test will be made. Mr. Tornjey states that he has also taken up the matter of havin' a road from Addie to Copeland put in this summer. He took up the matter with Supervisor Fitzwater, of the Pend d'Oreille National Forest, and was advised that the forest re serve money for this road would be available in 1919 if Boundary county would pay half of the cost of con struction. Mr. Tormey has also ad vised with the county commissioners and it may be possible that the com missioners will go ahead with the road this year and complete it next year with the forest department's appropriation. The Tormey Timber Company is now cutting ties at its mill at Cope land on Mission creek. As soon as the proposed Addie-Copeland road is constructed the company will make arrangements to built! a larger mill on a new site. considerable a The pupils of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades of the Northside school gave a very crcdit able program in the school auditor ium last Wednesday night which was attended by a large crowd. A com 1 edy playlet, "A Surprise Party at Brinkley's, was staged by students in the classes of Prof. Bangs and the pupils of Miss Ruth Buchanan ap peared in "The Patriotic Club" in which four boys and girls, in cos tume, gave a pleasing presentation of a French minuet. The Fay and Grace Keith sang two pret ty duets and the program closed with a couple of selections, well rendered, by the chorus of 16 voices. Northside Entertainment Mr. Grindstaff left Misses Miller Is Sole Proprietor Last Wednesday Mike S. Miller purchased the interests of his part ner, I. D. Grindstaff in the Pastime Cigar store. Friday for Canada where he plans to spend several months. Mr. Miller is now in full charge of the Pastime and is planning a number of improvements such as re papering and painting and additions to stocks of cigars, candies, etc. The Pastime Cigar store has al ways enjoyed its full share of the patronage of this district and Mr. Miller is confident that he will be able to hold this trade and in addi tion gain new business for his store. Dutton Buys another Store A deal was closet! last week where by a part of the general merchandise stock owned by Charles Benbom, at Moravia, was sold to F. E. Dutton, who also has a store at Naples. The remaining stock of the Benbom store will be sold in Montana. Mr. Ben bom has leased the store building at Moravia to Mr. Dutton. Mr. Benbom plans to remain at Mo ravia where he has a small tract of land which he will farm. Mr. Dutton will conduct two stores now and plans to increase the stock carried at the Moravia store. He will take charge of the Moravia store next week. in nA f irriA i f IS POLITICAL CAMOUFLAGE Democrats not So Solicitous About STATE REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN PUTS END TO BI-PARTISAN TALK IN THIS STATE SCHEME TO RE-ELECT NUGENT M'ar Situation in South. "There will be no bi-partisan tick et in Idaho in the campaign of 1918." So says S. D. Taylor, chairman of the Republican state central commit tee, in reply to overtures open and secretive which the Bourbons of the state have been making since they conceived the idea of putting up a Borah-Nugent ticket in order to avoid senatorial contest this year. "A bi-partisan ticket would not be practicable," says Mr. Taylor, "even if it were desirable. A fusion ticket, in its final analysis .would necessa rily be a 'hand-picked' ticket, se lectee! by a few politicians. It is unthinkable that the people of Idaho would stand for such a thing. The history of political fusion has been political confusion. Serious—If True. "The bi-partisan idea as advanced is always coupled with the observa tion that a political campaign would divert our energies and our atten tion from war preparations. This would be serious if true, but in fact it does not require any great amount of energy to go to the polls and cast your ballot and have your vote re corded, and instead of diverting at tention from war preparations, it is more likely to direct attention to them. "The claim that there should be no politics during the period of the war is fundamentally wrong. The laws of the land and the spirit of our free institutions enjoin certain political duties on every citizen, war or no war, and the citizen who fails to perform those duties is not con serving good government. Good gov ernment is an essential toward wa ning the war. If good government is best advanced by having 'hand picked' governors, congressmen and United States senators, then the whole American idea of representa tive government is wrong. By the way, what has become of the polit ical slogan that used to be advanced with such fury—'Let* the People Rule?' Is Political Camouflage. "There may be some simple-mind ed persons who honestly believe in a bi-partisan ticket, but there is much evidence that the idea is principally supported for political camouflage to put some fellow over who could not be elected on his merits nor the merits of his party. No man who believes in himself and his party would be afraid to come before the whole people of the state of Idaho. "let no one be deceived for a min ute that this fusion idea is a matter of patriotism, so far as it applies to the big push. It is politics of the most subtle kind—the very thing that it professes to wish to avoid. If there were no senatorial situation in Idaho, some people now urging fusion would scorn it. Republican state. United States senators to elect, and Borah is conceded to be over the top. By what process of reasoning does the great personal and political pop ularity of Senator Borah, a Repub lican, entitle the Democrats to the other senator? What About Solid South? "When did the Democrats cease to be partisan? It certainly must have been since April 2, the date of the Wisconsin election. It has not been observed that they are conceding any senators to Republicans in Demo cratic states—the war situation does not require a bi-partisan ticket in such states! at all afraid that political campaigns in Democratic states will divert our energies and our attention from war rations, but their solicitude for is sublime^—nerve. Idaho is a There are two Democrats are not prepa Idaho "The best thing that can happen for Idaho—and the thing that will happen—and make Idaho strongest to concentrate and exert her war energies, so far as politics is concerned, is to hold our election in the usual way, each party nominating its strongest men, upon the platform of its choosing, and with their records of achieve ments and failures, submit the cause to the whole people. The best wins." the course that will Buys the Page Ranch Miss Margaret L. Sharp, head nurse at the Bonners Ferry hospital, purchased last Wednesday, what is known as the Eugene Page ranch of 160 acres near Copeland. The land consists of rich bottom soil and is very productive. The sale was made by J. F. McGlocklin. Miss Sharp plans to improve the ranch and her brother-in-law, M. T. Welch, will farm it. May Day Program The pupils of the primary grades of the Northside school will give May Day program at the school aud itorium at 8 o'clock Thursday eve ning, May 2. The entertainment will be given under the direction of Miss May E. Palmer. The general public is invited. Hay Burns Thursday Fire of an unknown origin des troyed some 40 tons of hay belonging to Frank Cuddy and stored in barn on the Joe Varcoe place north east of town last Thursday night. The loss was partially covered by in surance. MANY CLUBS ARE ORGANIZED Boys and Girls Clubs Are Popular and Progress Being Made. Under the leadership of Miss Myr tle Heberling. club leader of Bound ary county, the boys and girls clubs the various districts of the county are being rapidly formed and yester day Miss Heberling reported that over 209 are enrolled as club mem bers. Clubs have been organized in Bonners Ferry, Naples, Moravia, in the Hooker district, the Cow Creek district and Paradise Valley, nizations will be effected at Cope land and Porthill tomorrow, and quickly formed in the other districts of the county. Miss Heberling has her office with County Mrs. E. and at times will have the use of the county automobile in order that she may travel quickly to any point where her services are needed. Last week Miss Heberling demon strated the treating of seed potatoes at Naples and the demonstration was not only attended by members of the boys and girls club but also their arents. Similar demonstrations will e given each month in various parts of the county covering various phas es of agricultural work, including how to can, dry and preserve fruits and vegetables of all kinds amt how to get the best results from the war gardens now being planted. Miss Heberling is entering into the work of organizing the boys and girls clubs with a vim. been very successful in this work in the various districts in which she has taught and it is certain that her efforts in this county will bring forth great results. Orga as as possible the clubs will be Superintendent of Schools M. Flood, at the courthouse She has Supf. Kent in Charge. Last Friday A. R. Kent assumed his duties as superintendent of the schools of Independent School Dis trict No. 4. lie comes here very highly recommended as an educator and the members of the board of trustees are congratulating them selves upon securing his services. Supt. A. R. Kent was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and was educated in the public schools of that city and in the University of Michigan, with post-graduate work at the North western University, Evanston, III. He began teaching sixteen years ago as principal of the high school at Hotchkiss, Colorado; later he served as superintendent of schools at Crede, Col., for two years; as super intendent at LaVeta, Col., for five years; as superintendent of the Con solidated School, five years and as city superintendent at Raton, N. M., for three years. In addition to the above Mr. Kent has had a wide experience as a nor mal institute instructor in Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma, and sev eral years ago was granted a state certificate in Colorado for "eminent service" in the schools of the state. Mr. Kent has been prominently identified with the National Educa tional Association of the U. S. for several years and at the last meeting of this association, held in Portland, last July, he was elected vice-presi dent for the southwestern states. P. M. Collins, who has been su perintendent of schools for the past three years, plans to leave soon for eastern states and wilt spend several weeks traveling, visiting with friends and relatives at Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis. He plans to attend the National Teachers' Association which convenes in June at Pittsburg, Penn. Prof, and Mrs. Collins have hosts of friends who regret their depart ure. All join in wishing them the greatest success in their future home. Lamar, Col., for Celebrate I. O. O. F. Anniversary Members of the local I. O. O. F. and the Rebekahs joined Friday night in a celebration of the 99th an niversary of the founding of the Odd Fellow lodge. A short address was given by Rev. G. H. Wilbur and a musical program was rendered, and light refreshments were served. The semi-annual district conven tion of the Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges was held Saturday at Priest River and district officers were elect ed. J. W. Reid, of Bonners Ferry, Z. Montgomery, of Porthill, and Louis Lunden of McArthur, were ap pointed members of the legislative committee named by the president elect. The next session of the dis trict convention will be held at Sand point. The Odd Fellow lodge is one of strongest in the United States today. There are over a million and a half members of subordinate lodges and over a half million members of the Rebekah lodge. The order has $63, 500,000 of invested funds. The order sustains 50 homes for aged and de pendent members and is caring for over 4,000 people. The local I. O. O. F. lodge owns a large brick business block on Main street and is in a flourishing condition, ranking among the first lodges of the state in numbers and financial responsibility. Hear from Son in France Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Coats, Le nia, have just received a letter from their son, John W. Coats, who is with the 20th Engineers in France. He states he had a very pleasant trip across the ocean and seems to be pleased with the army work, also says they are making gardens where he is. He would be glad to hear from anyone who would care to write. He Buys Forty Acres A tract of 40 acres of cutover land in Sec. 1, twp, 62 east, was sold last Thursday through A. J. Kent to Alec McDougal. The land was owned by C. G. Reeder, of Spokane.