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
Clark's Carriage Heaters
Lots of heater Coal or Briquets, just the
thing to keep you comfortable when you
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.
C. F. Byrne
Smith Egg Goal $10.10 per ton
Madison Lumber & Mill Co.
— In Addition to —
Phone Orders Taken
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
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,
The bouse owned by Mrs. Kime
caught on fire from a stove pipe,
Thursday evening. Plenty of help
was near however and little damage
Miss Wilma McClelland who has
been sick for nearly four months
with kidney and liver trouble is im
Miss Edith Faris and Miss Hazel
Longeteig have returned to their re
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
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
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
which are pervading mankind gen
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
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.
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
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Bateman and
Clarence Whitinger of Southwick
visited at the I. E. Foster home
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
Mr. and Mrs. Bird Linderman
; spent Sunday at the Reeler home, i
The Longfellow mill which ;has
j ben running for sometime closed
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
Those Giving $2.50
Fred Crocker, W. M. Gilman, E.
W. Shingler, H. H. Wright, Joe
Nedvedek, C. E. Yerkes, W. Zim
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
Those Giving $10.00
F. C. Lyons, I. T. Kimbley, Louisa
F. Fry, A. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs.
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
(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
(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
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
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.
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