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Boost For Better
Into Kendrick
Give Your Home
A Chance
From Ross Chappell
The following letter was written
by Ross Chappell, to E. E. Bechtol
and O. E. MacPherson. Mr. Chap
ell taught in the Kendrick High
School two years ago and has many
friends here.
Dear friends and your families:
As a last resort, I am going to
write a letter to the two of you,
for I see absolutely no hope of get
ting a letter to each of you. You
can share the letter as you wish,
divide it where you please and ac
cept it as you will. It seems to me j to*
that I wrote a card or letter to one j
or the other of you late in the sum -1 are
mer while I was at Fort Riley. I !
was at Fort Riley from June 29 to ; Mr.
Sept. 3, 67 days. I learned quite a til
bit while I was there but notpects
enough to make me a general or j this
even a corporal. I was in four dif- will
ferent barracks locations during the in
67 days. The permanent buildings
at Fort Riley are all of stone, are
well situated, and are no doubt
pleasant to live and work in. I was
in the new part of the fort, the part
which has been built since the war
began. These building are of wood. the
There are no big barracks like ;
those at Camp Funston or Camp ed
Lewis. They are all one story, and
have no main halls in them, the
mess halls are separate. Some 16
foot pyramidal tents were used.
Riley accommodated about 10 to 12
thousand men at the maximum. The
water was good, cold and with a
good pressure. The water reser
voir is well guarded at all times.
The great objection to Fort Riley
is its dust, which was fearful at
times. It has more good character
istics than bad.
I was one of 175 men who left
Fort Riley on Sept. 3. We arrived
here early on Sept. 5. We were the
nucleus of the Sanitary Train of the
15th Division which is being organ
ized and trained here. The San
itary Train is composed of 4 Ambul
ance companies, 4 Field Hospitals,
and several small units among
which is the headquarters.
We had been here only four days
when I was designated to attend a
class for Supply Sergeants. So for
a week I studied supplies. On the
tenth day I was pulled out of that
class and was taken into headquart
ers as Personnel Clerk,
been doing the work of that position
and some work cf typewriter, file
clerk and some other dignitaries.
We have been getting some new
men since Sept. 30, so my work has
taken fairly definite form in
I ' h"ave b
the whole Train.
I have not had
last two weeks. My work is sup
posed to be with the records of men
composing the Sanitary Train. At
present we have only 394 men.,
The authorized strength is about' a
900. So we have some more work
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before we get records started for
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or the .11 fortune to get out of the j
ranks of the privates. No one knows
whether I shall. I don't worry I
about that part of life. Camp Lo
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gan is a pleasant place. It is outside '.
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of Houston; the intervening space
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is small. 1 he camp site has been a I.
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woodland of yellow pine. In plac
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ing the camp the trees have been cut
the good fortune
out for the streets and the build
ings. The other trees still stand.
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The ground is flat, with just enough
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slope to drain poorly. The drainage
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is provided by ditches about three
feet deep. The surface soil is
sandy, several inches deep. Be
neath it is clay subsoil. The rain
makes mud for a little time, but
the mud soon dries and the ground
becomes firm We have had several
rains lately.
We are sheltered here in 16 foot
pyramidal wall tents, floored. The
mess halls are not floored. In sever
al I have seen stumps, just as the
trees were cut down.
We are well fed here. Occasion
ally a meal is poor, but there are
only a few of those meals.
We sleep under mosquito bars,
There is no yellow fever in this
country, but there is malaria. So
Uncle Sam has us sleep under the
Have you had the Spanish Influ-1
Three Farms Sold
Three farm deals were completed
this week. Lou Ogden sold his
bench farm in Waundcher gulch to
M. Ownbey, the consideration be
ing $3500. Thirty acres of the farm
are under cultivation and it is well
Jackson Bailey sold his bench
farm in Bear Creek canyon to Wm.
A. Baker of Oakesdale. The price
paid was $2500.
M. E. Newhall sold his quarter
section of land on Cedar Creek ridge
to* Mr. Kite of Lenore. The farm
contains 160 acres of which 120
are under cultivation. It is very
good land and Drought $10,500.
Mr. Newhall retains possession un
til the first of next March. He ex
to take a trip to Cailfornia
this winter to visit his father and
will probably have a pubilc auction
in the spring to dispose of his farm
Red Cross Election
At a meeting of the lcoal Red
Cross members in the band stand of
the town park> officers for the en -
suing year were elected . Jt requir
ed but a short time to select the
officers and it is be i ieved those
elected are a splendid choice. They
have signified their willingness to
shoulder the burden and will do all
in their power to look after the in
terests of the Red Cross organiza
Long, treasurer.
tion here. They ask the hearty co
operation of every member in the
community so that the work may be
at least impartially distributed and
thus make the work burden
some to no one. Mr. E. H. Dammer
all was elected president, Mrs. J. T.
Moser, vice-president, Mrs. G. M.
Lewis, secretary and Mrs. Edgar
Would Not Buy Bonds
James Vickery, of Juliaetta was
in the city Saturday to close a deal
whereby he sold his ranch of 160
acres near Juliaetta, to Columbus
Clark for $12,000, and to appear be
fore the defense council for failure
to purchase liberty bonds.
Mr. Vickery is an ardent member
of non-partisan league and spent
b ' s s P are time in boosting its can
didates. He offered to bet several
individuals $100 that Samuels, the
non-partisan candidate for gover
nor, will be elected.
Mr. Vickery's offer came to the
attention of one of Moscow's prom
inent citizens, who knew something
of Mr. Vickery's attitude toward
war activities and recognized an op
i portunity whereby a substantial
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a ™ unt ° f /'ckery s money could be
°^ ained J"\ the Red C ™ ss and
other war funds, if in no ohter way.
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He accepted Mr. Vickery s bet of
$100 and is already planning how he
will apportion the money among
j the various war activities.-Star
j^j rror
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enza in North Idaho? It has been
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mail parts of the south and east,
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Camp Logan is the healthiest camp
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in the country, but even here the
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deaths have averaged about 6 a
day, from probably 10,000 men in
the camp.
Some camps have had
far more. One division at Camp
n- i * u t ,n A ..u- .
Dix lost about 400 within a week,
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The epidemic is on the decline in
is on
Camp Logan, but it is still on the
rage in Houston. Soldiers may go
to Houston, but to no other place
during the epidemic. I hope that
the disease will die out soon.
I saw Dr. Hoyt at Fort Riley.
He came on a Sunday, I left on the
following Tuesday wihtout time to
find him and say good-bye. Do you
know where he is now?
I saw Iron Chamberlain twice.
£> 0 you know his whereabouts?
I hope you are all well and are
enjoying life. I would like to be
with you again, to help eat the
prunes and the beans which the
country raises.
Tell evreybody "hello" for me. I
shall write again when 1 can. I
shall be glad to hear from you.
Ross Chappell.
Dakota Farmer Gives Warning
Has No Use For Townley And The Boisheviki Principles of
The Non-Partisan League.
Joe Hazeltine, a farmer living j to
near Viola, wrote to an old friend ! an
in North Dakota, asking about the
non-partisan league and what it had
done for the farmers of that state.
He wrote at the request of neigh
bors who had been asked to join
the league at $16 each. Mr. Hazel
tine wrote to W. A. Cams of Man
ning, North Dakota, who answered
as follows:
Manning, N. D., Oct. 23, 1918
Mr. J. H. Hazeltine,
Moscow, Idaho.
Dear Friend Joe and Family:
Your letter of October 19th reach
ed me today and we were glad to
learn that everybody was well. We
are well, but the whole country is
afflicted with the Flu, and I hope
we will be able to avoid it.
You ask my opinion of the Non
Partisan League, and I will gladly
comply with your request.
Townley, the president of the
league used to live less than one
hundred miles from me, I knew him
before he started the league, and I
know nothing good about him, he
owes over three hundred thousand
dollars, has refused to pay his debts
and says that "as he started out
without nothing he does not con
sider he owes anything" and he
was known at Beach, N. D., as a
plunger, and that is what he is now,
but the [difference now is, he is not
plunging himself into debt, but is
doing his damndest to plunge the
whole state of North Dakota into
debt so deep that it will take a cen
tury to get out, if he gets his pol
icies through. The farmers of
North Dakota have put over four
million dollars into this thing in
this state alone, and they have not'them
gained one cent in any manner or
form. The men of this state who
have done the most for the far
mers in the past have been thrown
down, for no other reason than,
that they had a mind of their own
and would not be dictated to by a
cheap bunch of Socialistic Agitat
ors, who do not own any property in
this state and most of whom do not
even live here. The officers of the
league were not elected by the far
mers, not a single one, and are all
self appointed. They handle the
money as they see fit, and have never
made any accounting to the far
mers, showing how they have used
their money. The whole bunch are
Socialists of the worst character,
and are endeavoring to capture the
Republican and Democratic parties
in the different states in which they
are working, so as to be able to put
through their schemes to obtain J
control of the money of each state, |
and if they get control of the finan- j
ces of a state; I say God help the!
state, as we have ample record evid
ence of the way Townley handled
his own affairs.
The present administration has
cost this state more than $200,000
more than the last Republican Ad
ministration, and we have nothing
Stanton Bios. Store
Harry Stanton returned from
Walla Walla the first of the week
and has opened the store formerly
owned by C. G. Compton & Son.
The business will now be operated
under the firm name of Stanton
Bros. Hugh Stanton, who has been
clerking in the Kendrick Store for
a number of years will be associated '
in the business with his brother and ;
will be an equal partner. Both j
Harry- and Hugh have had a good !
many years'experience ir. the store I
business. They exect to enlarge the
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stock and make a number
provements in their store.
William Rogers Proprietor
of im-J
William Rogers this week
chased J. E. Gibbs' half interest in
the barber shop here. Mr. Gibbs'with
will work in the shop as before, pos
sibly for some time.
to show for the extra expense. As ioo
an example of how they help the
farmer, I will tell you a little a i
about the stores which they have be
organized in this state. They
sell the farmer a piece of paper for
$100.00 which gives him the priv
ilege of trading at the store for ten
years, and nothing more, in other
words the farmer furnished the
money for the privilege of trading
at the store for ten years. Town
ley and his bunch keep the money
at the end of ten years, and use the
money during the ten years as they
see fit. Nice scheme don't you
think, for Townley? I would like
to start a few stores on the same
plan myself, and I guess I am a
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damned fool, that I did not get into
tie am wagon am reap some of
the golden harvest myself. I have
talked to some of the farmers who
have put their money into the
stores, and they told me that they
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could buy just as cheap at the other
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their own officers and reap a part
of the profits, and then at the end
of the ten years the farmer would
st. own the store and run it, and
still have the privilege of trading
at the store. I wish 1 could talk to
you there is so much to be said, an
but I believe what I have told you
will show you how much they are
stores, so if they tell you you can
buy cheaper at their stores, take
the assertion with a grain of salt.
If they wanted to play square
with the farmers who put their
money in the stores, why don't they
give them a share of stock in the
store, and let them own it, and elect
doing for the farmer of the state
and how much they have done for
My advice is to you to stick to the
old parties, and keep away from
this grafting scheme called the non
partisan league. I never voted a
democratic ballot in my life, but I
am going to vote for every demo
crat on the ballot this fall, as our
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only hope is to elect a democratic
governor, to save the state from
financial ruin for years to come.
If I could sell everything I have in
this state I would certainly do it
and move out, but everything is so
up in the air that it is impossible
to sell anything, as people who
have money do not care to invest in
North Dakota, after they see what
is going to happen.
I expect to go into an officers'
training camp, at Camp Pike, Ark
ansas about the 15th of next month.
Give my regards to all my relatives
jand friends. Let me hear from you
J again,
| Yours truly,
j W. A. CARNS.
N. B.— Remember ,the league is
democratic in a state in which the
democrats have control and repub-,
lican in ^Publican states, they have
stolen the republican party of this
state, or rather the name and there
are only two parties, the league
and the democratic party.
Stores Must Close at Six
handled by the drug stores after
' o'clock in the evening,
; This means the usual Saturday
j evening trading will be eliminated,
All stores and other places of bus
iness in Idaho must be closed at 6
o'clock each evening under orders
of the state board of health. The
only exception to the ruling is the
prescription department of drug
stores and only prescriptions can be
! that cigar stores, candy and ice
I cream parlors and all other lines of
business must close promptly at 6
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im-J o'clock. The order will remain
effective until an improvement in
j the influenza situation warrants the
raising of the embargo.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fenton and
pur-'two children drove down from
in 1 Uniontown Sunday to spend the day
Gibbs'with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wilcox,
Mr. Fenton now has charge of the
I station at L T niontown temporarily,
From Paul Petrick
Dear Mother:
I know I haven't written for some
time but time here is awful scarce.
1 have been driving for the last
three months with an average of
ioo miles, with a truck, that's going
some _ Sundays and nights are all
a i
______ we go when there is work to
be done . We have the reputation !
of being the fastest and most effic
ient truck train in this part of the
country. One captain remarked
that he had never seen a bunch of.
drivers who could get k as much
power and service out of their I
trucks as we could . Always ready
to go, night or day, and we are the
only outfit around here with only
one man to the truck. The rest
have two and three men for every
1 have seen lots of real action, al
though nothing that should give
you cause to worry. It is just the
kind 0 f a life I like. When night ; 2
com es you just unroll your bed and
go to sleep wherever it is most
I do get some tired sometimes—j
sleepy I mean—but thev say that is
what we are over here for .
1 have been to Paris several times
lately and had a few very good
times there. There is hardly a road
in the country I haven't been over,
and I am still going. !
I took a lay-off today. They did
n't give me one, 1 just took a day
off to straighten myself out. I
found eight , ettcrs tor me here yes .
terdayj go { guegs y()U peop]e are do _
ing bet ter than I am. I have heard
from Arnold twice but so f ar I
have „. t had a chance to see him .,
He jg , ocated ab()Ut ft)Ur hundred
an d fifty miles from here
Did you get my ]j berty bond i
When you do put it in the bank for ;
me. Love, Paul.
637 Aero S. 'Squadron, A.
731 A., A. E. F. France.
P. Ü.
Joseph Davidson, a widely known
Death of Joseph Davidson
pioneer of this section, died of heart
trouble, October 26, at his home on
Amerjcan ridge) at the age of 70
ycars> 4 months and 6 days .
Mr. Davidson was a native of Col
chester County< Nova gcotia.
sh ~u y ~ a ft e r their marriage
were not satisfied there so soon
moved to Latah county, where they
settled on the place which became
their permanent home.
Mr> Davidson was prom i nent In
aU movements for the upbui i (1 ing
of hja community . i n 1886 he uni
was united in marriage with Mar
garet E. Rutherford, June 8, 1879.
The couple moved to California
tended the gunday gchool( always in
hjg p , ace and wim to do anyth ing
jn hjg tu further the cause of
ted with the M. E. church, and was
a moving factor in the erection of
the American ridge church building
and was a trustee unil his deah. He
lived an exemplary, Christian life;
with untiring energy he superin-j
his Master. At the time of his
death he was passing £rom the kit .
chen to the dining room, where he
fell prostrate at the feet of his de-
voted companion.
Joseph Davidson's voice is still,
but he leaves a heritage to his pos
6 terity which will continue to speak
in moments of decision while
lives shall last,
Hymns, prayer and ritualistic ser
vices were conducted October 28, by
Rev. J.C. Gregory, with interment
6 at the American ridge cemetery.
Memorial services will be held
later at the church.
Mr. Davidson leaves a wife and
seven children, Mrs. John Waide of
of Kendrick, George J. of American
6 ridge., Fred, who died February 8,
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1918, Byard W. and Mrs. William
Watts, both of American ridge.
Miss Rilla May ar.d Clifford H. who
reside at home.
The sympathy of the entire com
munity is with the bereaved family.
A. L. Stewart, who has been rent
ng land on Potlatch ridge the past
season has leased the C. L. Guy
year a nd will take
farm near Kendrick for the coming
possession at
Government Needs Surveyor*
Hundreds of transitmen levelmen,
rodmen, chainmen and draftsmen
(salaries $1800 to $3000 per annum)
are urgently needed by the Con
struction Division of the United
States Army for work on the three
hundred projects, costing $500,000,
1000 now in the course of construc
These projects are camps, eanton
ments, arsenals, wards, docks, great
port terminals, reserve stores, ware
houses, embarkation camps, engin
Bering camps, gunnery schools,
housing, lighterage, power plants,
factories, and additions to manufac
turing plants, gas and explosive
To give some idea of the size of
these projects, the Construction
Division of the Army advises that
the amount of lumber ordered
would cover 22,000 acres or 34
square miles; needing in addiion
2 ,000,000 doors, 25,000,000 pounds
of nails, 12,000,000 square feet of
glass and 100,000,000 feet of roof
As many as 19,000 workmen are
employed on a single project. 250,
0 00 workmen have been under the
control of the division at one time,
All qualified persons are urged to
make immediate inquiry relative to
the above mentioned positions at the
office of the District Secretary,
Eleventh U. S. Civil Service Dis
trict, 303 Post Office Building, Seat
tie, Wash,
non-partisan league campaign in
the northern counties of the state,
and who was arrested ten days ago
on the char K. e of making seditious
Is Released on Bond
Carl A. Davis, manager of the
utterances, is now enjoying free
dom again. His bond for appear
ance before the federal court at
Moscow was fixed at $7,500 and this
was provided by Jack McCormack
of Tammany and George Nichols of
Lewiston Orchards. Since his ar
rest - Davis had been held in tbe
count y J a ' b
Teachers Will Draw Pay
The state of Idaho is out approx
imately $20,000 per day in main
taining its school system during the
Spanish Influenza epidemic, as all
teachers will continue to recieve
their salaries during the closed
period where their contracts do not
expressly state otherwise. More
than 3700 teachres are employed in
the state, and the average salary
is $100 per month. Other expenses
bring the total cost of operating
the schools to approximtaely $400,
000 per school month of 20 days,
Much interest has been shown by
teachers in the question of whether
they were to receive their salaries
or not while the schools are closed,
The attorney general has rendered
a decision making the fact
that the teachers can draw
south Idaho
Leland Items
Ralph Roberts has sold his lease
on the Fred Re il place to Wye Wey
en, and has left with his family for
th Idaho.
On October 24th, a 10 pound boy
arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Len Yennis. Mother and child are
doing well.
Fred Esterbrook of Clarkston has
been looking after business inter-»
ests on the ridge for a few days.
Wm. Hamilton went to Spokane
! es is here^and gone \o'"Michigan'"to
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peters
a new girl, born October 28.
Mr. Wolman has sold all his inter
At the recent Red Cross election
the following officers were elected:
President, Mrs. Kate Winegardner;
Vice-president. Mrs. Stoneburner;
Secretary, Mrs. Leonard Davis;
Treasurer, Mrs. Chas. Garrison.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleshman
left last week for their home
Oklahoma, having visited relatives
; on the ridge for the past two
! months.

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