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VOL. 36. NO. 3. CALDWELL, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1919. WEEKLY; $2.00 PER YEAR. GREATEST AMERICAN CITIZEN IS DEAD Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Former President, Died Monday Morning at Home at Oyster Bay. Col. Theodors Roosevelt, former resident of thç United States, fore most citizen of the Republic, was fonnd dead in his bed at his home at Oyster Bay, L. I., Monday morning at about 4 o'clock. He had retired Sunday night feeling as well, or better, than he had felt for some time. Death had occurred between three and four o'clock. The funeral was a very simple af fair. It was held at Oyster Bay Wednesday afternoon. Brief Sketch. Col. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City, October 27, 1858. He was a weakling as a child but by constant exercise he developed a mag nificent physique. The public career of the man who was to become president began not long after he left college. His profes sion was law, but the activities that were to come left him no time in which to practice it. Iti 1882, 1883 and 1884 he was elected to the New York state assembly where his efforts on behalf of good government and civil service reform attracted atten tion. When the Republican national convention of 1884 was held in Chi cago he was chairman of the New York state delegation. Entered Life of Old West. After this experience he dropped out of politics for two years. Going west, he purchased ranches along the Little Missouri river in North Da kota and divided his time between outdoor sports, particularly hunting, and literary work. Here he laid the foundation for his series of hooks, "The Winning of the West." which was published from 1889 to 1896, and of other volumes of kindred char acter. Returning to New York, he became he Republican candidate for mayor in 1886. He was defeated. President Harrison in 1889 appointed him a member of the United States civil service commission and President Cleveland continued him in this of fice, which he resigned in 189S to be come New York city's police commis sioner. At the time of the outbreak of the Spanish-American war Roosevett was assistant secretary of the navv. He resigned his position and with Col. Leonard Wood organized the Rough Riders. After the war he was nomi ated and elected governor of New York. Two years later he became the Republican nominee for vice president. Upon the assassination of President McKinley Roosevelt succeeded to the presideny. Col. Roosevelt was the most pic turesque, as he was one of the most respected and admired figures in the political history of the United States. BIG IRRIGATION CONFERENCE AT TWIN FALLS NEXT WEEK Subjects of Great Interest and Im portance Will Be Discussed at Meeting. The big irrigation event of the year in Idaho, will be the meeting of the • Idaho Irrigation Congress at Twin Falls, January 13th to 17th inclusive, in connection with the Joint Confer ence of various state societies. Not only will matters pertaining to prac tical irrigation be discussed, but the program will cover, a range of sub jects extending to the proposed crea tion of a# irrigation commission to have control of all of the waters of the state. In several of the western states the conflict of court decisions has been remedied by the creation of such a board. Such a broad, it is claimed, would pass upon all disputes arising out of the use of the waters of the state, thus avoiding the ekpense, delay ,and uncertainty of litigation. The board would take over the state en gineer's jurisdiction of water matters, as well as having the function of a court. The conservation of water will be another topic dwelt upon at length. It is pointed out that there are both vast wastes of water on many of Idaho's projects and expansive arras of land susceptible to irrigation. The purpose of the congress will be to de vise some means of securing a more efficient use of the state's water re sources, in order to make water avail able for the reclamation of a greater area of land. Authorities on irrigation matters will address the congress on various ph;. m of Irrigation, and after such address a discussion will he invited In order to get the viewpoint of actual water users, irrigation company offi cials, irrigation engineers and others interested, Back to th« Farm. W. W. Peters and family have moved back to their farm in the Gem district. They came to Caldwell last fall in order to place the children in school, but school is so uncertain they fCA not feel justified in remaining onger. Mrs. Robert Bowen returned to her home at McCall Monday after a pleas ant visit in Caldwell as the guest of Mrs. Herbert Wilson, CHRISTMAS LETTER PROM SERGEANT DALLAS MARK Tells of Trip Across France in Box Cars—Coldest Ride He Ever Had —Where Do We Go From Here? Sergeant Dallas M. Mark has writ ten his parents the following letter from overseas: Dear Dad: Merry Xmas. This let ter I understand will reach you on Xmas day so while you are resting, which you must today, I will give you a little insight of our long journey. You know of our long movements up until the time we left New York. That was a long night. Orders came for us to be ready to move at midnight Sunday, November 25. Left Camp Mills at 2 o'clock Monday morning, then a short distance on th e railway, then a trip on the ferry which landed us at Hoboken pier, where we boarded our transport about 9 o'clock. And Daddy I'll never forget how it seemed to leave the solid foundation of old America. The day was spent prepar ing for the voyage. That night we started a,way and continued for 14 days. W e had a very eventful trip. No "Subs" showed up for our amuse ment. Only now and then a large fish of some kin to the whale. How ever, at night, or rater in the even ing, as we were ordered to our bunks at 9:30, many men were to be found along the rail watching the phospor ous lights on the surface. We were dodging the big waves as they came overboard during the storms. About the mess I'll wait until later and tell you about that, it might make you hungry and want to leave home. However, w e are all fat and lazy. The da v before we landed at St. Nazaire we were on the lookout for land, some one sighted a dark cloud on the horizon and then the argument began, some for and some against the issue, but no land appeared. The trip across the bay was very rough as we were nearing the harbor, all the transports formed in a single line. Three days later we were walk ing again on old Mother Eath, which was much preferred to the closely packed boat, We saw Franch box and flat cars near the dock but owing to the size of them we supposed they were for some use on some small rail road. They are about 18 feet long and standard width. France being so much smaller country, in fact smaller than the state of Texa«, a car the size of ours would not be practical here. We were at the rest camp for five days. It was very cold and damp there. A large number of our men were transferred there and all their clothing records had to be completed. We had no stoves to keep our fingers warm so we connected uo the elec tric iron we had with us and used it as a finger warmer. It worked pretty well. Then the order came to get ready to move at 4 o'clock next morn ing. We packed our chests, rew some more clothing, and we did not have room for Sturgeon's sewing machine which we brought from the states. We have longed for it several times since we arrived at Angers. That was one of the coldest trips I ever made. We were in the small French box cars, "fourth class" for six hours, arriving at La Cortine in central France in the lat e afternoon. We had very good quarters there with stoves and beds, board beds which sloped, to the foot and were fastened to the wall with a hinge arrangement. We had a good Xmas dinner there, Max Gibbons being on the job with lots to eat. We had the room decor ated with holly and evergreen. A few days later we received our first mail, and Oh Daddy! that was a great day. About two months and no mail. We were surely an anxious bunch. Nearly every man received at least one letter. Glenn was ordered out January 7th. I went down to the train with him. He got away on second class, but wrote back he was traveling first class be fore he reached his destination. We left there for a little town called Sells-Sur-Chur, where we were billited for three weeks. I had the supplies in a barn and slept in the hav loft. I took a bell about six inches in diameter and weighed about eight or ten pounds and fastened it to the ceiling of the barn with a slat hanging down so the door would ring the hell when anyone would come in. The captain always enjoyed ringing it when he came In. »o a few days later while he was enjoying his morning exercise, the bell came loose and dropped on his head. (Wood Wagner) went down to see who was there, and saw the captain wandering around out in the yard holding his head. He told Wood that the d bell came d near putting him out of the game. However he survived and stayed with us for a while. » When we received orders to lea.ve there each company was assigned one hox car for equipment, barrack bags and hedsaeks. Wood and T made our bed* In the hox car on those bad sacks filled with straw and hay and hid a very comfortable trip to Angers, We arrived here February 7th, 191ft and have held the fort through many hard battles. Probably you know what our work has been these past months. 1 have not drilled since be fore we went to Montace, but we surely have furnished a lot of men with combat equipment. Our regi ment has been used as a training or ganization. 1 don't know how many thousand men have been trained here. Once a general wu here and after looking over the system told the offi cers we could go to the front and make one dent in the enemy's lines hut bv doing ont part here we could he the means of many dents having been made. The non-commissioned officers have had lots of hard work BEX » U manu OPENED Dr. W. J. Boone Delivered Address Seventh Day Adventists of Prominence Spoke. Idaho's newest educational institu tion, the Gem State Acadcmy, was formally opened Tuesday afternoon. Dr. W. J. Boone, president of the College of Idaho of this city, delivered the principal address which was a most brilliant effort. Dr. Boone dwelt upon his experiences in founding and keeping alive the institution with which he is still connected. Dr. Boone's address was deeply sympa thetic as well as brilliant. The Gem State Acadcmy is a Sev enth Day Adventist institution. It was located in Caldwell less than a year ago. Today sees it formally opened and ready for school. Other Prominent Speakers. Other speakers who took part in the exericeses were: Elder J. W. Nor wood, president of the Southern Idaho conference; Pastor C. S. Prout, Boise; Elder C. H. Rittenhouse, Baker, Ore.; Professor R. W. Airey, instructor of bible at the academy; A. J. Meikel john, principle of the College of Idaho and G. A. Sherman, secretary of the Commercial club. The school opens with an attend ance between 50 and 60 which Dr. Boone in his address contrasted with the opening of the College of Idaho years ago when they started out with two students and a faculty of five. Mrs. John Weaver of the Union College at Walla Walla, Wash., gave a piano solo and a duet was rendered by Mrs. H. A. Green and Mrs. J. W. Norwood. as it is a very big task making soldiers out of civilians in a short time, and the men haven't many good things to say about non-coms when the drill is over," but Daddy, that is the work that counts. Now Daddy, it's just the same old thing, we know its over, but whpre do we go from here. We got back from the border after a long time, so some day next year we hope to put our feet under the tables over there. Lots of love and a Merry Xmas. From your loving son. SGT. DALLAS M. MARK. MR AND MRS. T A. WALTERS RETURN TO CALDWELL Like Caldwell Better Than Any Other Town—Closes Very Success ful Term of Office. Former Attorney General T. A. Walters was in the city from Boise Monday. He stated that he had re tired as attorney general at noon and Was in Caldwell at 2 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Walters will return to this city to make their home. Mr. Walters stated Monday that Caldwell carried an appeal that he and Mrs. Walters could not resist. The climate of this section; the clean Americanism of Caldwell; and the op portunities generally were factors that could not be overlooked. Mr. Walters was apparently in good health and happy to get back to private practice and the attention of his personal af fairs. Successful Term of Office. Attorney General Walters closed a most successful term of office Mon day at noon. During his administra tion two cases went to the United States supreme court and the state won both cases. A great majority of the appeals to the state supreme court were successful for the state. Mr. Walters' record as an attorney is a splendid one. He quits the office with a record completed in every respect. He returns to private practice without regrets. The people of Caldwell are very well pleased to have Mr. and Mrs. Walters back here again. DEATH OF WELL KNOWN CALDWELL WOMAN Mrs. Anna E. Evans of this city died at Boise Saturday from a com plication of\ diseases. Mrs. Evans was the wife of Mr. Fred L. Evans, secretary of the Pioneer Irrigation District. Mr. and Mrs. Evans moved to Caldwell about two years ago from Greenleaf when Mr. Evans was ap pointed to his present position. Deceased is survived by her hus band, her father, J. R. Sa*ton, two brothers, residents of California. Oyster Supper. Chief Orel H. Sovereign of the city fire department entertained the tr. Ti bers oi the department at an oyster supper Monday evening. After the supper Chief Sovereign made a short address praising the men for the loyal support and good work of the past year. Return From California. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sebree have re turned from southern California. Mr. Sebree states that they had a most pleasant trip. One enjoyable day was spent hunting with his brother, R. V. Sebree and James J. Jeffries of pugilistic fame. Messrs. Hartley St King have rented the P. E. F.ngel garage and will have their salesroom and machine shop there. The building vacated will be occupied by A. W. Heath as a sales room for automobiles. SHORTHORN CATTLE SHOW FEBRUARY 1 Canyon County Breeders' Association Will Exhibit High Grade Stock at First Annual Show. The annual show of the Canyon County Shorthorn Breeders' associa tion will be held February 7th. The show was scheduled for November but was postponed owing to the Flu. The members and officers of the association have made their plans for a big event. The cattle industry in the Boise Valley has had a wonderful growth during the past two or three years. It is felt that Caldwell can now put on a show and sale that will be second to non e in the northwest. Bull Exhibit a Feature. One of the features of the even will be the exhibition of several high class Scotch bulls, some of which ar e direct descendents of the most famous bulls in America. Others are related to the recent international champions and prize winners of the late international show, held in Chicago. Another feature of the sale and show is the girls' and boys' calf club> which will be financed by the Cald well Commercial bank. This feature is a new one in the northwest, but a number of such clubs have been or ganized in Iowa, Illinois and Ohio, and all have proven a great success and valuable in interesting boys and girls in stock raising. This is the first club of this kind to be organized west of the Rockies. How Clubs Are Formed. The plan of the club organizing is as follows: Breeders furnish calves and the bank finances the boy or girl who buys the calf. The calves are raised by the boy or girl, and at the end of a year they are brought back to the association and resold at auction to the highest bidder. The difference between the first cost and the price the calf is sold for the following year represents the boy's or girl's profit. Prizes will be offered to the boys and girls making the best record with their calves. STONE RECEIVES AN APPOINTMENT County Attorney Made Assistant At torney General by Roy L. Black— Dean Driscoll Also Appointed. Alfred F. Stone, prosecuting attor ney of Canyon County, has • been named assistant attorney general by Attorney General Roy L. Black. Mr. Stone took office this week. Mr. Dean Driscoll of Boise has also been appointed an assistant in the office of the attorney general. Mr. Stone is one of the leading members of the Canyon County Bar. Under the administration of Mayor C. H. Turner he served as city at torney. Two years ago he was elected county prosecuting attorney. He is a young man of splendid attain ments in his profession. He has pro gressed seadily in his practice since locating in Caldwell several years ago. Caldwell Men Retire. Two Caldwell men retired from the attorney general's office this week. Attorney General T. A. Walters was elected from Caldwell One of his assistants in the office was M. H. Eustace of this city who will return to Caldwell to practicc. Mr. Walters will locate at Idaho Palls as was announced exclusively in The Tribune some three weeks ago. Mrs. Cole Entertains. Mrs. F. M. Cole entertained Monday evening with a surprise party in honor of the tent annivcrasary of the wed ding anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. L. D. Blonde!. Those inattendnnce were: Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Scbree, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. E. Vining, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Jackson, Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Young, Mrs. D. W. Stainbrook, Mrs. Presley F. Ilorne. Miss Ardis Roberts has returned to Caldwell to resume her studies at the college. Miss Roberts lives at Star. Notice. There is urgent need for help with the sewing at the Red Cross rooms. During this time of quarantine the chairman of the sewing committee begs that women make a special ef fort to come to the rooms on Wednes days and Fridays for work that can be taken home. Headquarters is urging the need of haste with refugee garments as they mi's; be sent before long to do any good this winter. Thi government is asking that more paja mas and convalescent robes be made for our wounded soldiers in the hos pitals. Can you not came and help. George W. Oylear, county assessor elect, was in the city from Middleton Tuesday. Mr. Oylear takes charge of the office to which he has been elected Monday next. A suit for divorce was filed in the district court Tuesday by Louis I,. Hudson against Flora A. Hudson. The grounds of action are desertion. J. C Watson of Parma was a busi ness visitor in the city Tuesday. CORP. ARTHUR G. GREER IN CHARGE OF HOSPITAL Has No Idea When He Will Return Tells of Accident to John Glen of Caldwell in Trenches. Corporal Arthur G. Greer has writ ten the following itcresting letter to his parents who live near Caldwell: Dear Father: As this is Dad's Xmas letter day, I will endeavor to scribble a few lines to let you know that I think of you many times every day and want you to know that whenever I show my pictures I al ways show "the best girl in the world's picture," and then right away I show the boys that little kodak picture of you and mother and say "here is the best people in the world," and most of them don't hesitate to agree, but of course they are thinking of their own particular best people in the world. Well, father, I have had an experi ence that I hope none of my sons will ever go through for although it is surely the "test of fire" in two ways I am happy to say that I don't believe I have been damaged by the flame. I am on detached service here at the hospital and have been for about three weeks. I have charge ot two convalescent wards each holding 60 men and am pretty busy most of the time, which I find an excellent anti dote for the blues. I' would like to have gotten back with my "outfit" as we speak of it over here, meaning our individual regiments, in my case the 111th Inf. The main reason being that I was recommended by B Co.'s commander to the regimental offic e for a promo tion to a sergeancy and of course I would liked to have carried the three "wrinkles" as the boys call a non com's stripes, home with me. Now of course you know that it is not be cause of my knowledge of military dope that is, my ability to bring a company from a column of squade to company front in the shortest possible time or anything of that sort, but it was because I was able to stand the test of fire. I think the reason I was getting the other "wrinkle" was the fact that m v squad was the only one of our company to hold the strong point we were assigned to during four days hard fighting and what kept me cool was knowing that way back in Idaho a Godly father and mother were praying for my safety. But about my promotion two days after my name was sent in I was sent to th e hospital on account of a severe case of stom ach trouble. Of course when my service record i. e., that little piece of paper that tells how many times you have been in the guard house, when you enlisted and where from, etc., catches up with me it may show me to be Seargeant Greer, but until then I am a corporal and of course me being sent to the hospital so soon might make a difference. I am hoping that I shall be back in Idaho before many moons but good ness knows whether I will or not but I keep hearing all kinds of favorable rumors. Am writing this in a R. C. Hut, a frame building about 40 feet wide, 100 long. Some of the fellows are reading, others writing and some of them playing the grafanola, but most of them are refighting the bat tles of Argonne, St. Mihiel and Chateau-Thierry, and of course every man's particular division did more to win the war than any other unit that set foot on French soil. By the way, you probably knew of John Glenn from Caldwell. Remember he sent some things bick in my suit case to be given to his sister who lives there. Well his left leg was broken by a shrapnell about five weeks ago today and he and I were laying in a dugout, jam up against each other when it happened, so don't be sur-« prised if I have a few gray hairs when I I come back. I am going to Chalons tomorrow on a pass and will try to bring back a few little articles to remember France by, but not many as I have just 46 Frances or about nine dollars and of course that don't go vary far. Have only been paid for two months service so have not made the French population very rich since coming over. Another thing about being away from my company, I have not re ceived any mail addressed to me since you knew I was on this side, the last word from home being Helen's letter of August 9th. I wish I knew whether John had been sent over or not but of course I just have to hope and trust for the best. Well it is getting near % nine o'clock, the hut's closing time, so I must close too which makes me think how I have missed that little watch that you were all so kind to give me and wonder if it was returned to you. I wrote Homer and told him I would stop and \ isit him on my way home if he would promise to sell me Lily and Lena but otherwise I would r»ot even say hello at all. But then all these questions that I keep thinking about will be answered I soon, and hoping and trusting to see , voit all within sixty days, I am your llovini» son, CORP. ARTHUR G. GREFR. Homer Bardsley Home. Homer Bardsley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bardsley, is the first Cald well boy to return from overseas. He arrived Monday morning. I Announcement was made this week I thai the law firm of Scatterday & Van Tluyn had been dissolved. Mr. Seat t.-rdav and Mr. Van Duvn will con tinue to occupy their present offices. J. Jester, Jr.. is acting as secretary of the Pioneer Irrigation District dur ing the absence of Secretary Fred L. Evans. FARMER liEflEKD TMD FUS Objects to Slanders and Defamations —Will Force Culprits to Produce Evidence— Ha» Few Himself. The Tribune is in receipt of a com munication from Mr. F. T. brown, rural route 5, of Caldwell, which is addressed to his neighbors. The let ter indicates that somebody has been slandering Mr. Brown and he very pointedly threatens résiliation by the publication of facts concerning said persons. The Tribune knows nothing of con ditions on route 5 but as a serious condition is indicated we publish Mr. Brown's statement. He says: Slanderous Stories. "It has come to my knowledge that certaita of my neighbors ajid ac quaintances have gone about the country circulating many slanderous remarks and degrading my name and character. 1' wonder will those cow ards and sneaks be willing to come forward and stand back of their re marks or be branded as vile scandal mongers and cowards before the pub lic, as I have a number of affidavits and papers in safe keeping which may be of interest to those implicated as well as to those who may have heard these insinuations. "There is a certain party not far from my place who has busied him self to the limit, if these things I have heard are true, and I have no reason whatever to doubt their au thenticity. I have been told he has made certain remarks as to my writing which he may be called upon to ex plain, as well as to other things. I have heard also he has talked of ap plying the tar and feathers. I have this remark to make to that—the track is open. If I should make known one thing, I absolutely know, about this party he would be branded by all who know him as a genuine low-browed scoundrel to say the least. When the proper time presents itself these facts will be made known. 1 have waited patiently for things to develop and have stood this slandering as long as 1 am going to, and if 1 hear any more being said or done, any or all of parties implicated may be called upon at any time to produce their evidence. Signed F. D. BROWN, Caldwell, R. 5." MR. AND MRS. H. B. AVEN CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY Event Was Made Quite a Social Affair Says Bingram County Press-Bulletin. The Tribune is in receipt of a copy of the Bingham County Press Bulletin, published at Bingham Can yon, Utah, which contains an item of interest to people of Caldwell. It is an account of the celebration of the siver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Aven, formerly of Cald well. The Press-Bulletin says: The eclat of the social events dur ing the Christmas holiday season was the ecelebration of the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Horace B. Aven at the Bingham Com mercial club last Monday evening. No detail of the well planned elabor ate program intended for the enter tainment of the guests was overlooked and it was atll in all one of the most enjoyable and delightful occasions witnessed in Bingham for many years. The spacious hall was attractively decorated with evergreen and Ameri can beauty roses. The entertainment of the evening consisted of music and dancing. The music was furnished by the Aerial Orchestra and Singing Quartet of Salt Lake City, and the musicians renedered the most enter taining as well as the most appropri ate music. At midnight a dainty lunch eon was served. The table, which was laden with the appetizing viands, was beautifully decorated wth Ameri can beauty roses and smMax. The guest list included some sixty friends of Bingham a.nd Salt Lake. Special stage cars were operated be tween here and Salt Lake for the accommodation of our of town guests. The affair was an innovation in the social life of Bingham, and every guest will long remember the delight ful occasion of the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Aven. While Mr. and Mrs. Aven were married twenty-five years ago and now are the proud par ents of three grown children, their appearance woiild not bear out the fact. Their youthfulness was particu larly noticeable on an occasion of this kind and they proved themselves the most hospitable and charming enter tainers. Married at Silver City. Horace B. Aven and Miss Myrtle F. Lawing were married at Solver City, December 23. 1893. Both were 19 at the time of their marriage, and both were natives of Ozark, Missouri. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Aven settled at CaJdwell where Mr. Aven was engaged in business until eight years ago when he moved to Salt Lake City. He is now the manager of the Miners' Mercantile Co. There are three children, Myrtle Agnes, a student at Salt Lake City; Horace William who is in the army; and Budd Lawing who is wtih his parents. J. P. Hart has purchased the Pas time Cigar store of C. E. Jones.