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KENDRICK, LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 22. 1918
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
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.
M. V. Thomas -
J. T. Moser
E. P. Atchinson
F. C. Fredreickson
L. W. Gibson
M. O. Raby
G. H. W. Smith
N. B. Long
R. S. Whetstine -
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
Antone Agrell -
Claus Eichner -
A. A. Randall
R. D. Newton
G. N. Baker
Chas E. McKeehan
W. C. Satterfield -
D. F. Waltz
W. A. Rothwell
C. F. Byrne
E. E. Bechtol
Miss Anna Nelson spent Thursday
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.
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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.
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
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
ty agent, says Mr. Bailey's corn is
the best he has seen in the north
Stores Closed Thanksgiving
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
Latah Schools Open Monday
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
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to warrant the opening of schools in ,
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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
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
cast a feeling of glopm over the en- 1
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
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
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
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
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.
Martin Lien was born on Craig
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«.
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
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,
And God's and mans; not mine
He was not mine to
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
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
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
Ah, well! My sky would be more
But through the clouds the sun .
And vital memories be mine.
God s test of manhood is, I know,
Not "will he come," but "did
My son well knew that he might
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
If he come not again to me
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
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
^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
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
And when the war is over; when
His gallant comrades come again,
1 I'll cheer them as they're marching
Rejoicing that they did not die,
> And when his vacant place I see,
| My heart will bound with joy that
j Was mine so long—my fair young
, And cheer foriiim whose work is
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
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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
Mr. Fenton and his family came
here from Uniontown where he had
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
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
Big Bear Ridge I
Mrs. Leon Ingle received the sad
news of the death of her mother in
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
Big Bear ridge has won the honor
flag for the Fourth Liberty Loan.
Owing to the Spanish Influenza
epidemic no celebration can be held
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
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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
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
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
took in exchange a fine three-year
old colt. Probably this explains
why Lou deferentially doffs his
hat, when he meets his friend from
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
Mr. Carey, who has been sick for
some time, is reported to be improv
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,
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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
Mr. McClelland with a
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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
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