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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 28. KENDRICK, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 22. 1918 NUMBER 45 W. C. C.S. Drive The 'War Camp Community Ser vice drive in Kendrick precinct end- as ed Wednesday night. The time previously set in which to finish the drive was Monday night but Presid ent Wilson extended the time two days in order that everyone would have an opportunity to donate. The amount contributed by the patriotic people of this precinctjs given below: Those giving $1.00 F. D. Wilkinson, J. C. Gregory, 1 Harry Ameling, W. B. Van Wert, Mary Cain, Phyllis Cain, Josephine Deobald, Vera Poe, Mae Riley, j Manila Hanson, Harold Hanson, Mrs. Theo Hanson, B. F. Shay, M. ;,to B. Lewis, Edith Roberts, Mayme ! Roberts, Josephine Roberts; Elmer Bigham, Chas. Westendahl, Mrs. S., E. Crow, Arthur Wayland, E. T. Lundt, W. E. Snowden, C. L. Guy, W. B. Long, Kate Andreson, Mrs. J. M. Anderson, Olive Hoskins, R. ; F. Bigham, C. B. Candler, J. Pet rick, Mrs. Etta Dicks, J. F. Reid, Rosebud Brown, Lucile Grinolds, Mrs. M. E. Perkins, Robert Perkins, Georgia Wright, C. E. Lackey, A. Onstott, Jo Guy. Those giving $2.00 Mrs. Rose Nelson, Wm. Rogers, Mrs. K. R. Kelly, C. S. Carroll, Anna Long, Francile Byrne, Charles ! Keeler, Harry Fowler, Axel Swan- 1 son, F. A. Pears, O. E. MacPherson, John C. Oakes, Helen Helppian, Ruth Helpman, Charles- Chandler, Theo. Riley, Harry Stanton, Mrs. S. A. Stanton, Leslie Roberts, J. I. j Mitcham, Agnes L. Bailey, H. M. Hill, D. R. White, E. E. Doris, Ed. j Rauschke, Clarice Abrahamson, J. ! M. Hill, Charles Lewis, E. R, Por ter, L. J. Herres, Thomas Mc Dowell, James Cain, V. B. Meek, j Sarah F. Jacobus, Nettie Mae Ja cobus, Mary A. Deobald, Charles Riggle, Elsie Thomas. Those giving $5.00 Win. Freytag, D. F. Gentry, J. R. Haizlip, Claus Eichner, Clarence, Dougherty, L. A. Grinolds, Emil Olson, L. G. Peterson, N. E. Wal ker, G. M. Lewis, Mrs. Sam Smith, Geo. Wayland, A. C. Deeter, Sidne y Dicks, Fred Johns, Frank Crocket Geo. N. Wright. Those giving $7.50 E. W. Lutz, Charles Budenhouse, Edgar Long, Joday Long, G. S. Por ter, Henry Eichner, John F. Waide, N. Brocke, Charles Ameling, Frank Brocke, Ralph B. Knepper, C. W. McKeever. $75.00 62.50 40.00 M. V. Thomas - J. T. Moser E. P. Atchinson Chris Maier F. C. Fredreickson L. W. Gibson John Brown M. O. Raby A. Wilmot G. H. W. Smith John Sanberg N. B. Long R. S. Whetstine - J. Florance E. H. Dammarell J. M. F rnberg Mrs. G. A. Wayland - B. E. Callison H. P. Hull Dora M. Hull A. V. Dunkle Madison Lumber Co. - S. P. Cali Ison - F. W. Roberts Barney Riley Warney May Antone Agrell - Claus Eichner - Ben Cummings A. A. Randall R. D. Newton G. N. Baker Chas E. McKeehan Edward Ameling W. C. Satterfield - Wade Keene Clifford Davidson D. F. Waltz Theo Hanson W. A. Rothwell James Emmett Frank Benscoter C. F. Byrne E. E. Bechtol in 25.00 10.00 on 4.00 4.00 4.00 10.00 2.50 3.00 4.00 ty 4.00 18.75 18.75 4 0° 3.50 15.00 7.00 4.00 - 4.00 10.00 15.00 10.00 I i 12.50 15.00 4.00 40.00 3.00 4.00 10.00 12.50 3.00 10.00 ' 2.50 25.00 3.00 12.50 3.00 12.50 20.00 1K.no Miss Anna Nelson spent Thursday in Moscow. Death of J. P. Smith Jordon Paris Smith, better known as "Doc" Smith, was born in earn eron county, Pa., June 19, 1854. He came to Lewiston, Idaho in com pany with his brother, Mix, in 1878, and worked in that vicinity rafting logs on the Clearwater until 1883, when he, with three other men, William Ellis, A1 Elliott and Wil liarn Benner, filed on the first pre emptions that were taken up on what is now known as Cedar Creek ridge. Three years later he added to the pre-emption land, a home stead on which he made his home j until his death. December 21, 1890 he was married ;,to Miss Nellie Israel, a niece of ! Mrs. J. P. Alexander of Linden, who died July 10, 1912. To this union were born six children, three girls, Eva, Leah and Anna, and three boys, Ben, Jimmie and George. Death came very peacefully, Nov ; ember 15, after an illness covering a period of two months. His child ren and his brother, Mix, were at his bedside when he passed awaÿ. Besides his children he leaves three sisters and a brother in Pennsylva nia, a brother in Juliaetta and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Cedar Creek cemetery at 11 o'clock ! Sunday mornng and were conducted 1 by Rev. Gregory and the I. O. O. F. Lodge, of which he was a faithful member tor a number of years. - j j ! j j y j ' „"deni ! f had the ed Aas The the his For Children's Home John Howland, district superin tendent of the Children's Home Finding and Aid Society of Idaho, was in Kendrick Tuesday. He stat ed that gifts of potatoes, beans and vegetables would be greatly appre ciated if sent to the Children's Home at Lewiston. The children there need 30 sacks of either red or white beans and any wholesome food that could be brought in from I the farm. There are more children there than usual on account of the orphans left in the wake of the influenza There were seventeen in the Children's Home but no deaths. joy of to a Some Monster Corn The largest ear of corn ever seen in Moscow it is claimed, was brought here from Kendrick yes terday by A. H. Oversmith. The corn was raised by Jack Bailey, a well known farmer. One of the ears was brought to Moscow and is ever was He in on exhibition in the window of the i editorial room of the Star-Mirror. Mr. Barley has a still larger ear in the office of the Kendrick Gazette. Mr. Oversmith says we challenge the entire northwest to show a bt t ter ear of corn. Mr. Fletcher, coun ? his he I ty agent, says Mr. Bailey's corn is the best he has seen in the north west.—Star-Mirror. - Stores Closed Thanksgiving _ 18. I The business men of Kendrick have agreed to close their stores all day Thursday, Nov. 28, and will observe Thanksgiving day in a fit i ting manner. They have expressed the sentiment that never before in the history of the world have the people had greater cause to be thankful than on this Thanksgiving day. in S. Latah Schools Open Monday i , ou t instructions to the effect that the quarantine will be lifted in Idaho, Sunday; Nov. 24, and that schools may be opened Monday, However it is optionary with the j local and county health officers to ! decide whether the influenza epi demie has been sufficiently checked j The state board of health has sent ------------ ----------------- „ --------- to warrant the opening of schools in , _______... r. î.coî/fhof Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Moser were Moscow visitors Wednesday. Made The Supreme Sacrifice Two Boys From This Community Dead in France. Killed in Action, Other Died From Pneumonia One The people of this community ! were beginning to feel that the war \ this had failed to take its dreadful toll ; from among the boys who entered | the Service from Kendrick and j vicinitv. These hopes were shatter-: ed Tuesday by a telegram to A. J. j he Aas stating that Peter Aas died of i had pneumonia somewhere in France. The same evening Ole Lien received the dreaded message from Washing ton'eontaining the information that his son Martin, had been killed in action at the front. The news has ten led cast a feeling of glopm over the en- 1 tire community. The tidings last week that the : A war had ended brought a feeling of joy and hope to the hearts of the parents and friends of the boys who were in France and every day was bringing with it a stronger feeling of security and the assurance that the brave lads who left their homes to enter the great conflict for the supremacy of right aftd justice, 'would return safely, and all looked forward to a joyful reunion. This made the sad news even harder to bear, [because, along with the great sorrow it occasioned, it also brought a terrible feeling of disappoint ment-that these brave fellows, after all, would not return. All of the expressions of sympathy that can be extended to the bereav ed families will make up but to a small degree the loss which they have sustained, but this sympathy and a share in their sorrow will come from the hearts of èveryone who knew these boys who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country. i'hat they died like heroes we know; one of them in the heat of battle and the other, no doubt. from the exposure which is a part 1 of the hard life at the battle front. They left their homes with the de termination to do what they could for their country— and they have given all. They are now sleeping in the To fields of France and are to us but a cherished memory which should 1 He ever be kept fresh in the hearts of He those for whom this great sacrifice; was made. ! If Peter Aas was born near Cameron I Falls, Minnesota, August 3? 1892.1 He died of pneumonia somewhere ! in France October' 30,.1918. He en- ! tered the Service at Great Falls, | Montana, July 26 and was sent to ! Cump Dodge, Iowa. Shortly before i ? eg l nn , inR ! ; his folks a visit here, leaving Kend rick July 19. From Camp Dodge he was transferred to Camp Sher man. Ohio and from there to Camp I Mills, N. Y. He [was sent overseas and arrived in England September 18. Before entering the service was living on a homestead Dutton, Mont., having filed on land in 1913. He leaves a father, three sisters and three brothers. One brother, Ingvald, enlisted in the U. S. Navy. Martin Lien was born on Craig be I near ; Mountain in Idaho, March 31, 1894. He lived there until the fall of 1899I when he came to Kendrick with his 1 parents and made his home with them on Bear ridge until he an-, swered his country's call October 7, > 1917. He went to Camp Lewis | i where he was made a member of the j , 91st Division, which fought so j bravely shortly before the end of. casualty list. He was transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J., June 23, where j he remained but a short time before being transferred across the waters j j to France. After a brief prelim-, ! inary training he was sent to the firing line and was killed in action j October 2, 1918. He leaves his the war and suffered such a heavy , : , father, mother, five brothers, two sisters and many other relativ«. I relatives. Hi« hrnther Isaac enlisted the ! His brother, Isaac, enliste I infantry a short time ago and is at Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, Cal. Both Peter Aas and Martin Lien were men of sterling character and were held in the highest esteem in this community for their true worth. The father of one of the boys said, shortly after he received the mes sage, and his voice trembled when he said it-"I would rather my boy had died as he did than that he should be a slacker to his country." This sentiment is beautifully ex pressed in the following poem writ ten by Dr. James H. Hughes of Toronto, Canada, whose son was kil led in action in France: God gave my son in trust to me; Christ died for him and he should be A man for Christ. He is his own, •give He And God's and mans; not mine alone. He was not mine to gave Himself that he might help save' All that a Christian should revere, All that enlightened men hold dear. "To feed the guns?"Oh, torpid soul! Awake and see life as a whole. When freedom, honor, justice, right. Were threatened by the despot's might With heart aflame and soul alight. He bravely went for God to fight Against base savages whose pride The laws of God and man defied: Who slew the mother and her child; Who maidens pure and sweet de filed, He did not go "to feed the guns?" He went to save from ruthless Huns His home and country, and to be A guardian of democracy. "What if he does not come?" you I say, Ah, well! My sky would be more gray But through the clouds the sun . would shine, And vital memories be mine. God s test of manhood is, I know, Not "will he come," but "did he go?" My son well knew that he might die, And yet he went with purpose high, To fight for peace, and overthrow The plans of Christ's relentless foe. He dreaded not the battle field, He went to make fierce vandals yield, If he come not again to me care I shall be sad; but not that he Went like a man-a hero true ! His part unselfish y to do. ! ^ hear^w.ll feel exultant pr.de | That for humanity!he died. ! Forgotten grave. ISS plea This selfish i Awa k es no d ee p response in me, For, though his grave I may not see, My boy will ne'er forgotten be, ! My real son can never die! ; Tis but his bodv that may lie In foreign land, and I shall keep Remembiance, fond, forever, deep 1 I ^rj t hin my heart of my true son Because of triumphs that he won. I It matters not where any one ; May ]j e anc j sleep, when work is done. It matters not where some men live, If my dear son his life must give, Hosannas I will sing for him, E'en though my eyes with tears be dim And when the war is over; when His gallant comrades come again, 1 I'll cheer them as they're marching on, Rejoicing that they did not die, > And when his vacant place I see, | My heart will bound with joy that j he j Was mine so long—my fair young of. son, j j , And cheer foriiim whose work is done! School Not Open Here At a meeting of the Kendrick school board Wednesday night it was decided to keep the school clos : pa another week in order to play . ( h fl * u Rothwe n " fe . " U ' ... I cifn with the tin Hr tenth well. ! '°ca. peau., omet:. , a..u u«. I met with the board and the decision at : unanimous that the conditions | here, while greatly improved, j would hardly warrant opening the and I school for another week. Death of Howard Fenton ^hkrge'of Hm' staüën" during vacation of the reg ular agent. The death of Howard Fenton last Saturday morning, cast a cloud over a the entire community. After an the illness of one week from a very severe attack of influenza which later developed into pneumonia, he der passed away at 2 o'clock Saturday pig morning. be Mr. Fenton and his family came here from Uniontown where he had the He was substituting at the local depot while A. E. Wiclox the regular ! agent, was away on a hunting trip, From here he expected to go to Coulee City, Wash., where he had the offer of the position of station agent. It was believed for a time that Mr. Fenton's splendid physique would conquer the disease, but his death lends weight to the statement that the finest physically constitue ed men and women often prove un able to withstand the ravage of in fluenza. He was twenty-six years old and in perfect health when he was stricken with the disease. There was no more popular man in this community than Howard Fenton. He was always cheerful and made friends easily and kept them. He was intensely interested I in this work and had a very promis ing future before him. He was am bitious and was always looking for ward to enlarge his knowledge of the business which he followed. He was an expert telegrapher and was thoroughly familiar with the duties of a railroad agent. More sympathy than can be ex pressed in words is felt for the wife and two little children, who were also ill with influenza at the time death came into their family. Mrs. Fenton's motber, Mrs. G. E. Grice, arrived from Portland Saturday to care for her daughter and the two children, who are recovering nicely, No funeral services were held here as the body was shipped to Port land for burial. Mrs. Fenton's par ents have their home near Portland, Building Ban Lifted Special war licenses are no longer required for the construction of buildings. The ban has also been A 1 if ted from nearly all forms of con struct.on work including public I improvements. This notice was re ceived last week by the local lum her dealers. " Big Bear Ridge I -:— Mrs. Leon Ingle received the sad news of the death of her mother in Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. O. V. Morey have received word that their son, Clar ence has safely arrived "overseas.' Mr. and Mrs. Abner Corki 11 and family have moved to their new home on American ridge. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gentry have moved on the Halseth place. The J. J. Slind family and Mrs. Halvor Lien are recovering from an attack of influenza. Mrs. VV. C. May and children de parted for their new home near Helena, Montana, Saturday. Billy May and family are moving to Kendrick. Big Bear ridge has won the honor flag for the Fourth Liberty Loan. Owing to the Spanish Influenza epidemic no celebration can be held at present. Gabriel Forest who is taking mil itary training at Camp Lewis has been in the hospital for two weeks, but is recovering nicely A Rogns t a d has received word Tuesday night. He secured a fur- lough to visit his wife here and upon his arrival he found her ill with influenza. Sergeant Braden was that his brother Louie, serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, has been wounded slight ly While in action. _ _ Sergeant Braden of Camp Fun ston, Texas, arrived in Kendrick ----- r ' — - ^ ~ at the front in France atld was 111 ac tual trench warfare on the firing line. He has been engaged in train ing troops at Camp Funston since his return to America a few months ago. _ ___ The Runt And Marguerite Last spring C. C. Blackburn found a measley, little pig wandering in the road not far from his house in Brady Gulch. It looked like it needed a friend so he carried it un der his arm and turned it into his pig lot. After considerable inquiry be located the owner who was very glad to relinquish any claim to the pig on account of its stunted eon dition. Now to take the runt out of a runty pig with profit, requires con ! siderable knowledge of hog hy giene. The squeal has to be am putated and replaced by a contented grunt; the tail has to acquire the correct number of curls and the nose has to be considerably short ened. That Mr. Balckburn pos sesses the required knowledge was proved last week when the former wayward pig appeared on the main thoroughfare of our thriving^little city, developed into a full-grown, prosperous hog. He was accom panied to market by his provident owner and there exchanged for a check representing smoothing over $40. This little transaction in high finance on the part of neighbor Blackburn calls to mind another in eident that happened some time ago and goes to show that as a horse trader. Mr. Blackburn stands alone, Lou Daugherty will reluctantly bear out this statement. It happen ed something like this: Mr. Blackburn, I5y the assistance of the writer, came into possession - of a jimmy-jawed mule. As you all know, a jimm-yjawed mule is an unfortunte quadruped whose lower jaw bone is so much larger than the upper that his front teeth won't track. He therefore has. difficulty in cropping the grass that'grows so luxurantly on the hill side of the Potlatch canyon. For this reason this particular mule wasn't in the pink of condition and probably never had been, However, his new master came from the sunny South where mule lore is an inherited instinct. In a few weeks the mule, whose name, by the way, is Marguerite, began to tiffon his ears, shed his ragged coat ant j goon acc j Uire d the appearance of ^at a respectable mule should have, A ^out this time Lou Daugherty be gan to cast appraising glances in (jj rec tion of Marguerite and it re- wasn . t i ong unti i he bantered his gou thern friend for a swap, but couldn't get a rise out of him for some time, for aparently he wasn't I intereted in a trade. Mr. Blackburn has a very gener sad ous disposition, however, and after in thinking the matter over he decided to satisfy the desire of his friend Lou, so he gave him Marguerite and and took in exchange a fine three-year old colt. Probably this explains why Lou deferentially doffs his hat, when he meets his friend from "Nawth Calina." Southwick Items Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mustoe have a son here visiting them. He arri ved Nov. 12, and his parents expect him to make an extended visit. Geo. Wells has improved so much in health since the lancing of his arm, that his cough has entirely lieft him. We congratulate him heartily. Mr. Carey, who has been sick for some time, is reported to be improv ing. John Heath writes that he will be home for next Fourth. Rev. Benjamin is doing some car penter work on his bungalow. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wright were We saw ^r. McGelland with a load of squashes on Main the other out calling on old friends last Fri day. They intend to locate here, . , , -, We hear that our mail earner, Grant Bateman, has lost his tongue. We sympathize with him very much j n deed. Blacksmith Jones will doubtless be required to put in a new one. Mr. McClelland with a , , ,• day. from appear»...:» .11- "»J distributing the squashes free of charge to any one desiring that kind of vegetable. Do you not know, Mr. ^McClelland, that election is [over.