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Has Come We are thankful that the Hun has been over come, that the fighting has ceased and that no more lives need be sacrificed. We thank you for your patronage. Now the Winter is here and snow has fallen, and for this season of the year we have to offer you. Bobsleds, Boy's Sleds, Ice Skates, Roller Skates. Clark's Carriage Heaters Lots of heater Coal or Briquets, just the thing to keep you comfortable when you are driving. Will be open Friday morning at which time we invite you to our store whether you buy or not. A good place to get warm when you get to town. Kendrick Hardware Co. BEANS BEANS bean: C. F. Byrne S BEANS BEANS BUY THAT COAL NOW Smith Egg Goal $10.10 per ton Madison Lumber & Mill Co. Sandwiches \ Lunches Coffee Cocoa Bread Doughnuts Cookies Pies — In Addition to — Confeetionery Soft Drinks Ice Cream Fruits Tobaccos Cigars Phone Orders Taken TOM McDOWELL'S Southwick Items School opened here Nov. 25th. Mrs. Earl Langdon of Linden has been visiting relatives here. Mrs. Langdon tells us that her husband has lately arrived safely in France. Mr. Martin has been erecting There was not a very large attend ance at Frank Nixon's sale on ac count of the flu. Lee McFadden, of Cream ridge, has been very sick with influenza. Mr. and Mrs. Becker and Felix 1 ' I I ick i n en us sunaay. Privates H. Edwin Wetmore and Marion McClelland wish to receive letters from any of their friends. ! Their address is Co. E. Sec. 1 , Alar- i ine Barracks, Mare Island, Vallejo, Cal. The bouse owned by Mrs. Kime caught on fire from a stove pipe, Thursday evening. Plenty of help was near however and little damage was done. Miss Wilma McClelland who has been sick for nearly four months with kidney and liver trouble is im proving slowly. Miss Edith Faris and Miss Hazel Longeteig have returned to their re spective schools. We are all aware of a bear's fond ness for honey and so is Mr. Trip lett, who lost a hive full not long ago. We think the bear suffered from the swelled head later. Poor beast! This Dear paid a visit to Floyd Russell and seemed in this particular case to be fond of canned apricots. Both Mr. and Mrs. Rus sell were away from home at the time Sir Bruin called but Mrs. Rus sell found no trace of her jars, so the bear must have eaten them. Bears are numerous in this local ity it seems, for another one bor rowed six hams and shoulders, from George Wells. This occured while Mr. Wells was sick, so he did not meet Bruin either. Neighbors, let us get some bear traps set. Bruin may call on all of us, so be ready. John Lettenmaier and Homer Grove lately purchased the pro perty owned bÿ Mr. Wood and Mr. Lettenmaier >is now moving into the house locatec^ on his part of the farm. > Rev. and Mrs. Benjamin visited with Mr. Graham and family Sun 1 day- j The KENDRICK GAZETTE PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY RALPH B. KNEPPER. Subscription $1.50 a Year. Payable In Advance Entered at Kendrick, Idaho, 1892, as 2nd Class Matter, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Advertising Rates furnished upon request. About fourteen years ago the busi ness section of Kendrick was total ly destroyed by fire. The progres sive men of the town set about im mediately to rebuild the burned structures and start all over again. From that date Kendrick has grad ually progressed,-with a few minor setbacks, until today the town is better fsom a business standpoint and in the way of pubilc improve ments than it has ever been before. Of course there is still much to be desired but if the business men here will show the same spirit that those did who rebuilt the town after the fire, this can be made one of the very best small towns in the north west. Public improvements are not an extravagance—they are a per manent investment. A progressive business man would hardly consider it good poiicy to use a soap box for counter and have the other fix tures in his store of a like meagre nature. Instead he buys expen sive show cases, up-to-date scales, cash registers and other fixtures that give his store a progressive ap pearance. The money invested in this equipment is considered a good investment in more ways than one. Money invested in public im provements will return gradually in an increased volume of business It has been proven in other places innumerable times. It will be real ly good business poiicy for everyone interested in Kendrick to boost the town by assisting to keep up im provements and make any addition al improvements when occasion de mands. Kendrick from now on will be just what the people who live here make it. There is nothing that will put your home merchant in a better position to give you bargain prices, than cash. Right now they are carrying a heavy load of accounts on their books and while they can only receive 30-day credit from the wholesale houses, they are expected to carry their customers much long er than that. Collections have been 'rather slow this fall and of course this works a hardship on the stores. They are not getting a square deal in comparison to the mail orrder houses. All the money that goes to the Community Wrecking Houses is spot cash, or in other words, "cream", while the home rrterchant is given the "skimmed milk". It will be cheering news to the farmers of Idaho who have been contending with short crops and denying themselves of all luxuries and many necessities, to learn that A. C. Townley, head of the nonpar tisan league, to whom they paid $16 for one year's membership, gets $300 per month salary and $1200 per month expenses. This is the sworn statement ot the treasurer of the nonpartisan league given in the bankruptcy proceedings of Mr. Townley, who "failed" for $300,000. The farmers who have had difficulty in meeting their payments on Lib erty bonds machinery, etc., will hardly feel that Mr. Townley is en titled to draw $1500 per month or $18,000 per year from the money collected from the farmers for membership in the league. Yet Townley and his associates claim they collected $320,000 from the farmers of Idaho for membership in the league and they do not have to account to anyone for this money. We wonder how many farmers of Latah and neighboring counties will renew their membership in the nonpartisan league at $16 per re newal.—Star-Mirror. Even the "busy little bee" which we were taught in our childhood "improved each shining hour and gathered honey all the day from ev ery opening flower" has joined the steel trust and airoplane manufac turer in profiteering because of the war. While no one will claim that it costs more to feed bees now than before the war, the price of honey has jumped from 10 cents to almost 50 cents a pound. With a quart of strained honey selling for $1.25 to r $ 1.35 as compared with the price of honey a few years ago, when it sold at'from 75 cents to $1 per gallon, one can not help feeling that the "buzzy little bee" or his owner has imbibed some of the "get rich-while-the-war-lasts" germs which are pervading mankind gen erally.—Star-Mirror. CARD OF THANKS We desire to partially express our heartfelt appreciation for the many kind acts and sympahtetic and com forting words of our neighbors and friends during the bereavement which we have so recently and sadly been called upon to suffer. Our hearts are vrey heavy under this loss and we cannot say it all in words. —Mr. and Mrs. James Whalen, and family. mount vernon Hotel. What was reputed at that time to he the largest hotel in the world, the Mount Vernon, at historical Cape May, N. J., was destroyed by fire the night of September 5, 1850, the proprietor and four other persons losing their lives in the flamrts. _ The dining room accommodated 3.000 people. Linden Items Ed Fonberg and his brother John, made a trip to Moscow last week. Sylvia Jenks and Mrs. Lou Alex ander visited at the Kunes home Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Bateman and Clarence Whitinger of Southwick visited at the I. E. Foster home Sunday. Mrs. Willie Fisher returned to her home in California after having spent the summer with her brother in-law,_T. P. Fisher. Mrs. Clem 1 Israel and children spent Sunday, at the^Gilman home, &. Mr. and Mrs. C. Mulkey and son Delbert and Mr. Dick Worsley spent Sunday at the Jenks home. ' Mr. and Mrs. Gus Ferington and Albert Dorendorf visited at the F. Farington home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John Bowerman were called to Spokane Saturday to the bedside of Mrs. Bowerman 's j sister, Mrs. Edgar Bohn. Mr. and Mrs. John Carr, John ' Michaels and Anna Morrison were Sunday visitors at the Geo. Garner i home. I Mr. and Mrs. Bird Linderman ; spent Sunday at the Reeler home, i The Longfellow mill which ;has j ben running for sometime closed Saturday. Miss Leah Smith made a business trip to Moscow last week. Ed Darby and family spent Sun day at the Kunes home. Miss Anna Smith returnecTto her school atjWhitebird Satuiday. School opened again Monday with seventeen pupils enrolled. Mr. Chas. McKeever of Kendrick was on the ridgejSunday. Miss Mamie Kunes is assisting at the Smith home during the illness of Eva, who is slowly improving. Results of the United War Work Campaign in the Gold Hill precinct. Those Giving $1.00 Mrs. W. Fisher, S. A. McAllister, Andrew Dorendorf, R. V. Garner, Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, Annie Mor rson. Those Giving $2.50 Fred Crocker, W. M. Gilman, E. W. Shingler, H. H. Wright, Joe Nedvedek, C. E. Yerkes, W. Zim merman. Those Giving $5.00 Mary A. Vaughan, I. E. Foster, John M. Brookings, 'James Ball, Fred Darby, Mrs. Sylvia Jenks, Louis Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Garner, Mrs. J. D. Kunes, W. C. Starr, B. G. Linderman, Mr. and Mrs. Longfellow. Those Giving $10.00 F. C. Lyons, I. T. Kimbley, Louisa F. Fry, A. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Fonburg. Those Giving $15.00 T. P. Fisher,-Arley Allen, Nels Matson, Harry Langdon, Mr. and Mrs. H. Faires. M.E. Newhall - - - $25.00 C. H. Fry ... 20.00 Lester Hill - - - 20.00 Mr. and Mrs. Starr - - 9 .Q 0 J. P. Alexander ... g oo Smith Sisters ... 5^50 Andrew Wall ... 3 00 J. C. McPhee ... 3 qo D. McPhee ... 2.00 Viola McAllister -' - .2.Q0 John Michael ... 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Farington - 2JX) Ben Smith - - - 1,50 WOOD BURNING WILL AID FUEL SHORTAGE Country Districts and Small Vil lages Can Help Greatly. Government Officials Urge All Farmer« to Use Wood During War or Emer gency Periods—Save Coal and Transportation. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) The coal shortage for next winter, estimated by the fuel administration at about 14,000,000 tons, makes it nec essary that wood should be used to save both coal and transportation. Country districts and small villages are in position to greatly help coal conser vation by burning wood. Farmers now use on their farms 83, 000,000 cords of fuel wood annually. All farms should use it during the war or emergency periods, officials urge. Any kind of coal stove or furnace can be used for burning wood in a pinch. With a careful attention to drafts and grates the change can be made with little trouble. On the average, a cord of wood is about equal to seven-tenths of a ton of coal. Two cords of soft wood are required to equal a ton of coal, but a cord of wood from a number of well known kinds of trees will equal a ton of coal in heating value, and for three varieties—osage orange, canyon, live oak and black locust—a cord has a higher heating value than a ton of coal. Most of the oaks and hickories as well as western yew, honey loenst, blue gum, sweet birch and a number of others are the equivalent of nine tenths of one ton of coal. The following have a low-heating value but are approximately equal to Lay in a Supply of Wood for Fuel and Help Meet Coal Shortage. one-lialf ton of coal : Yellow buckeye, black cottonwood, basswood, western red cedar, Alpine fir and Englemann spruce, black willow, balsam fir, Sitka spruce, aspen and white spruce. ANNUAL INVENTORY OF FARM It Is Absolutely Essential, as Upon It Is Based Division of One Year's Business. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) At the close of the business year on the farm, or before a new season be gins, every farmer should make an in ventory of his belongings. In a system of accounting the inventory is abso lutely essential, as upon it is based the division of one year's business with another. A farm inventory is simply a statement showing what the land, buildings, equipment, live stock, supplies and produce on hand are worth at the time the inventory is made, together with amount of cash on hand and money owing to and owed by tlie farmer. It is u list of farm property and farm debts. It corre sponds to the "stock taking" which every merchant does periodically. The uses of the inventory are im portant and varied. As previously stated, it is the basis upon which is built tlie superstructure of account ing systems. Taken alone it will show a farmer exactly what he is worth and will be a guarantee of solvency and an aid in securing credits and loans from the bank in time of need. The inventories for two dates a year apart show whether progress or retro gression has occurred during the year, and definitely measure the degree of the change. Taken in conjunction with a cash account for the year, the inventory shows how much has been made by farming and to what extent the per sonal and household expenses have offset profits. It also gives a much better insight into the Income pro duced by each farm department, as a decrease in inventory value of hogs, for instance, may .offset to some ex tent what, from the cash account, looks like a very large income from that source, or vice versa. WAYS OF INCREASING HUMU Barnyard Manure and Turning Und Green Crops Will Be Found Quite Efficient. Close, clammy soils will never yle as they should till the per cent humus is increased. Barnyard in nure and turning under green cro are common ways of increasing tl humus. By breaking early enoui for stalks and weeds to decay mo humus may be added.