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VO Ti. XIL KENDRICK, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JULY 17 1903 NO. 30; T Ï . B. WEST , ATTORNEY AT LAW Prompt attention given to all . kinds of Claims and Settlements ' of Estates C ollections and Insurance Office in Gazette Building Kendrick : : Idaho F. & A. M. KENDRICK LODGE NO. 26 Meets every second and last Thurs day of t Le month in K. of P. hall V isitiug brother» coruially invited to attend. L. F. Hake, W. M. I). J. Rowlands, Sec. Ai bLEXANDER HUNTER, M. I) Physician and Surgeon Office at residence on South Main Kendrick Idaho P. mackintosh Justice of tiie Peace Secretary of tiie Kendrick Realty Co. Kendrick - ' - - Idaho Having secured the Agency for the celebrated -Bmnfee Shoes I am prepared to fit you out with the best shoe you ever had on your feet in the line of Men and Dot's Work shoe These shoes,are the best Asbestos tanned Calf and as near water proof as leather run be made. Always soft and pliable and made for hard Wear. Every shoe i3 guaranteed not to rip or burst from the sole Give theirs a Criai For sale at the Kendrick Shoe Shop H. B. Osborne, Prop. Good As GoM WasMni Cuporail A Boon to the House Keeper Washes Clothes without Rubbing Cleans Floors. Walls, (Hass, Etc. Hpraj for Fruit trees, Plants. Etc. K ills A plils on Trees and Mhrubberv Drives Insects from Harden Vegetables One pound will do the same execution as a pound of soap, minus tiie labor TRY IT Manufctrd by JOSEPH jiROCK, PECK - - IDAHO For sale at KENDRICK by McCREWS t t ROWLANDS WANTED—YOUNG MEN to prepare for Government Positions. Fine openings In all Departments. Good Salaries. Rapid Promo lions. Examinations soon. Particulars free Inter-State Uur. Inst., Oedaj Rapids, iu Did Yo; See Benjamin & Sons? Sate tor llie 18th. If you have any thing you want to sell, get it around, yjor if there is anything you vvuut to buy, get around yourself. The Foundation of Health Nourishment is tiie foundation of llealth-hfe-~trength. Kodol Dyspep sia Cure is tiie one great medicine Hint enables the siomaeh and digestive or gans to d iges i, assimilate and transform all foods into the kind of blood that nourishes the nerves and feeds tiie tiss ues. Kodol lays the foundation ,for health. Nature does the rest. Indi gestion, Dyspepsia, and all disorders of I . Ihe stomach and digestive organs are cured by the use of Kodol. Bold by White & Co. Kendrick, F. M, Snider : Lelatid Idaho. A Bicycle for sale cheap at thi« Oflltd. De A Blofck was strayed 33 ABOUT $ 3,009 IE Li The Narrowest Escape a Town Could Have—Splendid Work of Citizens The Explosion—Value of water Sy stem—Juliaetta Helped Monday evening Kendrick had a narrow escape from being swept from etui to end by lire. All that saved us was Provident*.»/-A high wind having died down but a couple of hours before; the gravity water system—which did splendid execution,• though carefully husbanded, and the hard work of our citizens who without organization, but with cool iieads and a good idea of what should be done, done it with a will. It was just after dusk, about 9 p. m. ttat thealarm of fire was sounded and quick responce was made. There in tiie business portion, lying between tiie station and Hull's Merchandise store was a steady volume of flames rising to the heavens. On approach ing nearer it was seen that the barn of Frank LaBole, filled with hay was a mass of flames as was also the black smith shop adjoining. Every effort was made io subdue the flames and also to save the buildings adjoining, but this immense body of flame was rapidly becoming master of the situa tion when suddenly an explosion took place which scattered people right and left, and thrpw a mass of burning deb ris into the air a distance of over 3UCO ft. As soon as our citizens recovered themselves hack they went to tiie fight and now it was seen that what was thought to be a misfortune was turn ing out to be a benefit, as tiie flames were scattered and tiie water beguu to have an effect. The Tacoma grain warehouse was doomed, as was the barn of D. S. Hunter, but by a gallant fight, the house and shed of tiie latter were saved though-not ten feet away. ! The Lincoln Hardware house was saved by a force of bucket men and a few streams of water from the hose; this was also tiie method of saving Hull's store tiie restaurant and tiie bal ance of tiie lumber yard. While buc kets a one wm used on the Echo build ing and one adjoining. As the flames began to be confined, hope arose and efforts were redoubled to keep the fire within tiie radius it had then covered and at eleven o'clock the town drew a. hreath placed their hose in position to ' control any new out break filled their j tiuckefs and stationed guards over the ! around. At twelve most of the town j retired to rest while tiie guards after | circling the town, seeing all was safe ! and no new outbreaks, would turn the 1 hose on rlie remaining fire, dually subduing tiie flames tract ng tiie danger. Until this morn ing there was nothing left but ashes. The loss as near as cau be approxi mated is as follows: thus era- j and con-! This is only a direct result of the fire as to indirect loss it is even yet hard to estimate it hut we know of the follow ing: D. S. Hunter, damage to furni ture, Lincoln HdwreCo., Hunter Bros Pacific Hotel, A. C. White, Frank La Bole. Mrs. Murphy, H. P. Hull, dam age to glass, tiie Eciio damage to build I). S. Hunter will recover $i'*00 which iu* carried' in the*Bremer Ham burg Ins. Co. a nd probably I lie Lin coln Hdw Co. a little from the damage done by blistering and water to Hh vehicles in the warehouse. The rail road probably carried a blanket insur ance as did The Tacoma Co. but the other losses are direct. Our wrier system is what saved us and it showed its vaine as a fire pro tector to tiie most, prejudieied. A good head was on, and all tiie time, some three hours at least one hose was play ing on the flames. Not a building would be'slunding werefit not for this system and even though it is not all one could ask, it lias proved its value. The new reservoir on the liiii proved its utility and the good judgement iu >it there as a lire reserve. When it comes to speaking of the work done it is impossible to distin guish. For an unorganized body of men, it was an object lesson. Very few lost their Iieads and most had a definite object to accomplish, while I the majority, while taking some oneas a leader they strove to attain a certain j end.. For instance under R M. Wal ker and R. C. Sinclair* a crew of20odd attended to tiie Lincoln Hdw Ware house and saved it, under T. A. Hunt er tiie building of I). S. Hunter was saved, under Henry Freibe tiie rail-road crew worked like Trojans and saved tiie Nor. Pac. a tremendous sum ruu niug a whole truinload of wheat down the truck out of the fire zone by hand putting out three cars which were a mass of flames, helping save tiie sta tion and a pile of heavy timbers, it was j a splendid—.piece of work and good j management by our section boss. | Several.men took natural leading pos ition and managed the work on the restaurant group of houses, while J. J. Hamley stood at tiie hydrant and at tended strictely to off and ou as tiie de mand was made, G W. Suppiger was using sound sense and judgment in tiie use of tiie water and his advice was followed to a large extent. Olias. MeKeeverand (Hand Stanton were attending to couplings, nozzles and pipe, and that is tiie way it went every man was making himself use ful in a way that counted. The entire supply of buckets in the two hardware stores was turned over to the public rftnd those who did not have buckets were few. A number of men mounted buildings and took charge of tiie tops; Lou Dougherty bossed D. S. Hunters shed, and instrumental in saving it— T. B. West, who lias just joined forces with us mounted tiie Echo building like a Htreak of lightning and man aged to keep that roof safe - Callison, Switzer and others were on top tiie res taurant and bossed tilings in good shape there. The balance of tne lumber yard was closely watched and entirely tire served. As we said tiie work done Monday night was a credit to old tire workers, and many a young boy show ed that lie had a man's head on his shoulders' and a giant's energy iu his body. The explosion, aside from tiie good it done by scattering tiie flame raised another menace by jeopardizing the buildings all over town for flaming brands fell every where, some on the -Presbyterian church some on Martin Thoma's barn which caught but pro mptly put out and ulj over the hill could he seen a mass of flame. A skir mish line was sent out to guard against new out beraks from this and eacn re sident made a careful survey of his pro perty ere retiring. Tiie recent rains „ ............____ _______ ........ land prompt care of the danger is what saved a conflagration at a dozen differ ent points and still it is a wonder that there was not more tires. The force of the explosion was sucti as to break a large number of windows some dishes throw a half dozen men on the ground and an 8x10 log tlirougu tiie roof of the Echo building, tiie ceiling and tne floor, while cinders and dimes was found a mile beyond on tiie liât above the bridge. A dozen fires started on tli« hill, which were put out by women and children. What saved serious ac cidents is still a mystery for not a per son was hurt by the explosion or tiie falling flame. Juliaetta seeing the flame and hear ing tiie explosion promptly sent up a crew of lier citizens who nobly assisted us in our efforts for which* we as ai town extend our thanks and apprécia- j tion of their good will mid woi k. Only 1Ô minutes were spent from starting till they were on tue ground giving a helping hand. . At 11:30, Mayor Mitcham, after con- I suiting witli some of the citizens, swore in five deputy marshals who look care of the fire and the town: They were E. Clem, FI i. Lewis, Will Lmg, Jas | Bratcher and J. L. Fowler. l'uis w.is a good move and as the town was pat- 1 rolled, several fires were discovered be fore morning. In spite of the gravity of the situa- ; tiou one could not help lint note some | amusing incidents; i lie foot races .it i tiie explosion, tiie dishabile of several | of our citizens, the frantic eflorts of one ] or two to dance to tiie music of their | own voice3, horse wlucii kicking at. v j way, on the explosion in ist have ! thought tiling- and made a record for (Continued on page eight) © © 0 0 v' : ! it © Hay Carriers IVieyer's Hay Slings Hay Pulleys Rakes Scythes Water Kegs H'y Castor Sickle Grinders Wrenches ac Oii Giil ®®S«>®®® @®®®®®®® I Idaho Meat Æ Provision Co I j. WHOLESALE I. 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