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Boost For Better
Into Kendrick
Give Your Home
A Chance
Organize Farm Bureau
At an important meeting held in
Moscow on Monday of last week the of
executive committee of the Latah |
County Farm Bureau voted to con
duct a reorganization and member
ship campaign. The tentative date
set for the campaign is from De
cember second to December twenty
first. This may be changed in some
localities on account of the influenza ;
The objects of the reorganiza- j
tion campaign are to acquaint mem
bers and others with the work that
has been done by the Farm Bureau j
during the past year; to present
tentative plans i'or next year; and to
learn the needs and problems of the
various communities in order to de
termine what lines of work shall be
carried on next year. Each com- J
munity has some special problems
in which the people are especially
interested, and all are interested in
maintaining food production to the
maximum. This is necessary for
the coming year as it was for the
past. Each locality will be asked
to send a member as community
representative, to a county-wide
meeting to be held in Moscow on
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the last day of the campaign, Satur
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day, December 21. At this meeting .
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these representatives will determine
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what b,g lines of work shall be un- ;
dertaken by the Farm Bureau dur- ;
ing 1919, and leaders will be select- 1
ed for these projects. At the same
time officers will be elected for the
ensuing year and a general reorgan
ization for next year's work will be
Farm Bureau workers have found
that the interest taken in general
agricultural development of the
county, and the work accomplished ;
by the Farm Bureau are largely |
determined by the number of mem
bers in the Bureau. At present
three are 244 members in the Latah
County Farm Bureau, and the ex
ecutive committee proposes to
increase the membership within the
reach of everyone, the annual mem
bership fee has been set at one dol
lar. Most of the present members
paid in five dollars last winter in
order to get Farm Bureau work
started in Latah County. Now that
a county agent is regularly employ
ed and the work has been started, j
it was thought best by the executive
committee that the fee be set at one
dollar, which is the amount paid
in other counties of the state. Mem
bers who paid in $5.00 last winter
will have their membership extend
ed to December 31, 1920. Those who i
paid in $2.50 will have their mem
bership extended one year, or until
December 31, 1919. All who paid
less than $2.50 will be asked to re
new their membership at the new
rate of one dollar per year.
Each member of the executive
will assume general supervision of
the campaign in two or three com
munities, and community chairmsn
will be responsible for the cam
paign in their particular commun
ity. Meetings will be held in most
communities and County Agent O.
S. Fletcher and a member of the ex
ecutive committee will be present
to help the local workers. In some
localities it will not be practical to
hold local meetings. Here mem
bers will be secured by personal :
work, and each man will be asked to
indicate what lines of work should
be taken in his community. '
The following members of the ex
ecutive committee were present at
the meeting: A. S. Lyon )y Moscow,
President; John Lorang, Genesee:
Erick Oiler, Troy; C. J. Smith,
Avon; and Frank Slater, Moscow.
Several other Farm Bureau mem
bers were in attendance and took
part in the discussions. Assistant
County Agent Leader W. Kjosness
was present and outlined what has
been accomplished in Latah County
during the past year, and especially
during the time in which he was
County Agent for Latah County,
He also explained what is being
done in other counties and helped
plan the Latah County campaign.
All the other counties of North
Idaho that have Farm Bureaus will
put on similar campaigns in their
counties. The following county
Killed by Falling Tree
Carrol Eutsler, the 17-year-old son
of Adam Eutsler, of Helmer, was
caueht under a falling tree while
working in the woods on Sunday of
last week and received injuries
which resulted in his death Friday.
A limb struck him in the small of
the back, crushing two ribs on the
right side and puncturing the left
lung. He was taken to the Bovill
hospital where everything possible
was done to save his life, but he
never recovered from the shock, be
ing delerious until he died. The
body was taken to Moscow Saturday
and the funeral was held at 2
o'clock Sunday afternoon. —Latah
Conunty Press.
Fred Schoeffler
In the passing of Fred Schoeffler
at Lewiston, November 26, Potlatch
ridge has lost one of its oldest pion
eers. Mr. Schoeffler died at his
home in Lewiston at the age of 71
years. He came to America from
Germany in 1866 and located
California where he resided for ten
years. In 1876 he took up a home
stead two miles east of Cameron,
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which place he and his sons have
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farmed since that time, and have
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; added considerable land to the orig
; ina , homestead . In 1890 he was
; married tQ A te Keeter of Cam _
; eron. About a year ago Mr. and
! Mrs. Schoeffler retired from the
j farm and moved to Lewiston where
they made their home. Their two
sons Dave and Fred were left in
charge of the farm.
Four girls and three boys are left
to mourn the loss of their father;
they are Anna, Mary, Lena, Martha,
; Fred> Dave and 0 tto. Frank was
| killed in action in France> wor d be
ing received of his death shortly
after the death of his father.
New Fix Ridge Grade
County Surveyor Harvey J. Smith
has been engaged in making a sur
vey for a new grade leading from
Juliaetta to the top of Fix ridge.
The proposed road is to be built by
the county. This ridge already has
three grades, all kept up by the
j county, but the new road will here
after be the only one maintained at
the expense of the county, the other
grades to be abandoned. It is es
timated that the survey will map
out a grade that will not exceed six
percent at the steepest place and
Reported Missing in Action
Laurel Boyd is reported in the
casualty list to be missing in ac
tion. He was wounded by a ma
chine gun bullet October 4 and
wrote home October 14. He had
evidently been returned to the front
after recovering from his wound
and was in all probability taken
I prisoner by the Germans.
Good Roads Meeting
i will be approximately three miles
j n length,
There will be a good roads meet
ing at the hall at Gold Hill Satur
: day afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. The
meeting will be called for the pur
pose of organizing a good roads
district. Everyone interested in
roads improvement is urgently re
quested to be present.
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agents attended the Latah County
meeting: A. E. Wade, Lewis County;
H. H. Beier, Kootenai County; F.
L Rockwell, Benewah County; and
Mr. Ludwick, cf Bonner County,
On Tuesday these agents and County
Agent Fletcher took part in a con
ference conducted by County Agent
Leader W. Kjosness. At this con
ference these agents made further
arrangements for conducting the
campaigns in their counties.
O. S. Fletcher, County Agent tor
Latah County, is busy arranging
schedules and plans for the cam
paign in this county. In a short
time the general county program
will be announced and all districts
j will get their campaign under way.
Grand Jury Met in Moscow
The grand jury called by Judge
Dietrich of the federal court to pass
upon many criminl charges that had I
been filed in the court Wednesday 1
returned its report after having;
been in session since Saturday morn
ing, and the jury was dismissed,
There were 17 members of the jury,
18 having been called but one was
excused. They are:
Walt Mathews, Reubens; C. B.
Green, Moscow; Geo. N. Lamphere,
Moscow; A. K. Carlson, Kendrick;
Walter Driscoll, Troy; Blaine Sny-i
der, Weippe; John Pearson, Dent;
John Harlan, Orofino; Fred Frazier^
Orofino; James J. Cox, Russell; R.
G. Grass, Mohler; William Ruble,
Kamiah; Arthur H. Diddock, Lew
iston; C. A. Blanchard, Lewiston;
Morgan L. Martin, Lweiston; Wil
liam Turner, Winona; Frank Ranch,
Indictments were found against
14 persons in 13 separate eases, ex
elusive of the case of J. F. Wall, ;
disposed of Tuesday, when he plead- ;
ed guilty and was sentenced to
three years for using the mails to
"True Bills" were found against
T. A. Gaston, nonpartisan league
organizer, who was arrested in
Spokane for alleged abuse of the
government, the Red Cross and op
posing the sale of Liberty bonds,
was indicted and will be tried at
this term of court. The cases of
two other nonpartisan league organ-j
izers was continued and will prob
ably come up at the March term of
court. Both are under bonds to ap
pear before the grand jury when
called upon to do so. The case
against J. W. Brigham, former
state senator for this county, who
was held to the grand jury on a
charge of hoarding food and abus
ing the government, was not called
before this grand jury but will pro
bably be called in March.
'True Bills" weçp found against
the following defendants; Carl
Thyr, of Troy, conducting a still
and manufacturing liquor; T. A.
Gaston, nonpartisan league organ
izer, disloyal utterance; Winton
McKinsey and Dewey Farrer, intro
ducing liquor on an Indian reser
vation, Stephen Weller, Moscow,
conducting a still for the manufac-1
ture of liquor in the basement of
the Urquhart building on Third
street, Moscow; Fred T. Anderson,
introducing liquor on an Indian re-j
servation; Thomas Banff, selling
liquor to Inidans; Andrew J. A.
Nelson, farmer near Deary, hoard
ing food; Simon Mathews, Nez
perce, introducing liquor on an In
dian reservation; William Cotting
ham, alias "Coyote Bill" and Guy
Horner, selling liquor to an Indian
at the carnival in Moscow; Joseph
R. Bell, introducing liquor on an
Indian reservation; Michael Tobin,
same charge; Henry Herman, weal
thy farmer of Nezperce county, liv
ing between Lewiston and Genesee,
hoarding food.
The trial of these cases will begin
at once. Judge Dietrich did not
6tart the trial of these cases until
after the grand jury had finished its
work and been discharged in order
that the grand jury might have the
large court room instead of the
small and poorly ventilated jury
room in which to hold its deilber
ations, because of danger of influ
enza in the smaller rooms. The
following trial jurors have been
called to try these cases:
Wm. D. Roth, Frank Neely, A. L.
Ransom, E.J. Armbruster, Moscow;
E. P. Atchison, Kendrick; O. E.
MacPherson, Kendrick (excused);
R. F. Brown, Kendrick; Emil Ger
ber, Viola; Ulrich Lienhard, Prin
ceton; Wm. M. Conachen, Boville;
Frank R. Roe, Nez Perce; N. L.
Agrell, Nez Perce; T. O. Crosier,
Culdesac (excused): Edgar Booth,
Nez Perce; Samuel D. Olear, Lewis-;
ton; J. B. Henry, Seattle (excused);
A. Cole, Snow; R. B. Parks, Leland;
Jesse Hoffman, Leland; Lewis
Clark, Gifford; Thomas D. Barton,
Lapwai; James Surridge, Harpster;
Frank Z. Taylor, Whitebird; Wm.
Wagner, Cottonwood; H. A. Sprute,
Lapwai; J. J. Torhert, Fenn;
George Sly, Grangeville; Fred M.
Noyes, Grangeville; Wallace I. Jar
rett, Grangeville; Wm. G. Hanson,
Grangeville; M. A. Marshall, We
ippe; George Cummings, Orofino.—
Sermon by Rev. Gregory
"Our Attitude Toward Our Time''
"Walk in wisdom toward them er,
that are without redeeming the team
time."—Colossians 4: 5. from
The author of the text was a Ro
man citizen ot a distinguished city;
his broadness of mind was due to
his early surroundings and training, rib
He took a reasonable view of his
age, a wholesome attitude toward after
it and a just estimate of its needs ed
and values. He himself tells us
that he adapted himself to his hear
ers; his hearing was friendly and
not antagonistic.
He was gracious, considerate, sen
sible, clear in his view of the evils
of the day, but also wise in his
perceptions of all excellencies and
There are people whose views are
very earnest but very narrow, who
, . .. .. , . son,
look upon the world as a doomed
ship, fast going to wreck and ruin;
the world's varied activities are not
; only worthless, but dangerous, in
; the eyes of those people, and there
are multitudes to whom the charac
teristics of the present age are all
alarming. They think with regret
ot the good old days, the old safe
habits and methods; as though brain
development and Christianity were
sworn foes. There are those who
appreciate the practical value of a
trained mind, yet treat education
timidly. Modern literature, vast
and varied is a tempting field in
deed. The flowers are few, but the
poisonous weeds are many. It
woud be false to truth to indis
criminately commend our age; un
logy should be moderate, in our
restless movements—political, soc
ial and industrial—here is a sad lot
of bad work; corruption, deceit and u °
selfishness are oft times met where
least expected. Yet there is much
that is noble in modern literature,
the simple, pure, true, things in
life are shown the moral beauties
and forces of the soul are treated
reverently; the pressure and power >'
of duty are portrayed. Take our
modern religious writings, printed
by the thousands of copies, what |
volume, reach, passion, they have.
j Was Christ ever so prominent? Ever j I "
so studied, ever so loved? In the 1
home by suffering mother's in
camps by those to whom thoughts of ,
I home and childhood come, on the
high seas when there was no assur
j ance of safety, on the battlefield
when death was stalking on every
side, in the hospitals when life was
measured by hours instead of years
—with no eye to pity, no hand to
caress; then it was that men turn
ed to their mother's God by faith
and found him near.
There is a new breath and a new
life in these modern times. Is it
hard to believe that God is active in
the thinking of those who love him?
Is God present in the world of na
tural force, and absent from the
; world ot human life? Get in touch
with the best things in your read
ing, get to feel the thrill and throb
of the surging Christ life in the
thought today. What about our
a ctivities ot today?
There are m^ny articles written
on the higher life of our great cit
ies, civic clubs, municipal leagues,
social settlements, forward move
ments, are the evidence of a new
interest and a new purpose in right
eousness, for our cities which are
the centers of our life, and of the
storms of our civilization. Mans
! humanity to man has grown deeper 0
and broader during the years of
the past crisis. Many tests of
true loyalty to principle, devotion
to companions, pity, justice, benev
olence, intolerance of shame, a
greater sincerity among men—
these we welcome. The apostle has
not outlined a selfish policy, this
world is full of treasures but
Christian souls are not doing their
work for the purpose of getting
choice bits of personal benefit but
to get chances to serve. This age
is notably rich, not only because of
its material wealth, its knowledge,
its amazing inventions, its indus
trial triumphs, but because it is so
inspiringly stocked vvith opportun
ities to serve. This is the general
meaning of the text in relation to
your fellows, take to the full your
privilege to|serve. The Master says
to those whom heavy tasks employ
."Life is divine when duty is a
pav." |
Franson Killed Near Troy
Carl J. Franson, a bachelor farm
er, aged 63 years, was killed by his
team while hauling wood. He fell
from the wagon between his horses,
which became frightened and ran
away. The wheels of the wagon is
passed over the man's chest and one ■
rib penetrated the lungs. He was
unconscious for seven hours and
after regaining consciousness walk
ed half a mile to a neighbor's home.
Franson lived 60 hours after the j
accident. His home was sqven !
miles from Troy where he owned a
farm for many years.
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son, frank, in a hospital in France
Died of Wounds
A telegram was received Thanks
giving night by Mrs. Fred Schoef
fler announcing the death of her
Tuesday of this week his mother
received two letters from the nurse
who cared for the young soldier. |
The letters stated that P'rank receiv
ed a gunshot wound in the head,
which fractured his skull. He was
wounded November 3, and lived un
til November 14.
Frank Schoeffler was a member of
Company D., 36th Infantry, 91st
Division. He died five months
after entering the service. He
went from here to Camp Lewis, June
5, 1918. From there he was trans
ferred to Jersey City, N. J., and
then across the water to France.
He was in three engagements and
received his death wound in the ter
rible battle which the 91st Division
was called upon to fight shortly be
fore the close of the war.
A telegram was sent from here
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u ° asll _ n ^, f a . u e t
be returned to this country but the
answer came from the war depart
ment that it would be impossible.
Frank Schoeffler was born near
Cameron, Dec. 24, 1893, having en
tered *he "ryice at the age of 24
>' ears - His death comes as a severe
shock to h.s relatives here and has
occasioned much sorrow in the com
| munity / He has pa,d the awful
price for us that we may continue
j I " 0 en ^ oy pr .'\'* e .f e6 °* a f a ' n *' v "
1 ing a ^ P eace Wlt ' 1 e wor •
Flu Still Hangs On
The flu situation in Kendrick
shows no improvement over last
week as there are a number of cases
to be added to last week's list.
While it is not believed to be more
than half as bad as reported, there
are still in the neighborhood of
thirty cases in town. They are all
getting along as well as could be
expected and but few cases are ser
ious. Following is a list of those
who have contracted the disease
since last week's paper was issued:
A. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Bechtol and daughter, R. D. New
ton, Bobbie Perkins, Adair Pember
ton, Mrs. Dan Stevens, Dr. Rotn
well, George Wright, Sergeant
Braden, Louis Pearson, Mrs. Peai
son, Mr. Brewer, Miss Green, Bus-;
ter Brewn, May, Alice, Ernest an d
Mrs. Freytag.
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Cedar Creek, appeared in the list of
those killed in action, The i 1st was
published yesterday and the notice
0 f the death of Archie Kunes in the
p a pg|* vvas the first information his
ridge had of
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the tragedy. More particulars will
be published next week.
Killed in Action
The name of Archie Kunes, of
Wounded in Action
Word was received here this week
word was received here tnis weeit
that Henry Koepp, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Koepp, was severely
wounded in France. The message
came Monday. Fred Gehre also re
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ceived a message that his son, Will,
was in a hospital in France, severe
]y wounded. Both of these boys
were j n the 91st Division.
W. B. Long is now carrying the
a mail on route 2, taking the place of
| Charles Riggle.
From Corporal Tom Long
Oct. 14th, 1918.
Dear Homefolks:
Wil 1 endeavor to get a few lines
written. We have been so busy
that when there is any spare time it
is used getting a little "shut eye."
The weather is a little disagree
able at times but we manage to get
around some way. We were issued
leather vests the other day, also
overcoats. I didn't draw a coat tho,
as 1 have already salvaged one. I
have enough clothes now to fill a
1 think Sis is right about the war
being over before another year but
dead wrong about us stopping here
a year after it is over. We would
get home in a row boat sooner than
As to my French—must say we
haven't picked up very much in the
past three months, so I am afraid
it will be a sad disappointment
when 1 come home, on that score.
Yes, we were on the same boat
with Cobb. I thought I told you
that when I told you to read the
article. He has written several
since, I believe, and they describe
things very well.
I had the pleasure of seeing the
French threshing their crops this
fall and it is sure ancient the way
they do things. Some of them use
small engines, others use tread
mills, making a horse do the work
by walking on an endless platform.
All the villages have a commun
ity wash place. The women almost
stand on their heads to wash.
Never have seen them use hot water
but I suppose they want to Hoover
ize on fuel.
I am sending you a piece of a
Boche aeroplane that we had the
pleasure of seeing go down near one
of our positions. It isn't the only
one I have seen go down but it is
the only one I have a piece from.
Wish I could send you the rest of it
but am afraid it would take up too
much room.
Suppose you will be surprised to
hear that I am a corporal but it is
a fact. Since the 23rd of Septem
ber I draw $40 a month, so you see
I wil have a lot of "kale" some day.
October 23rd.
Will drop you a line to let you
know what to send for Xmas. They
gave us blanks to fill out yesterday
and suppose they are already on the
road. You know we can only get
one chance a year now so it pays to
take advantage of it. I had a card
mailed to Joday by a fellow named
Barber. Candy will fill that bill.
He didn't have anyone to send it to
so I told him I would get the
"goods" for him.
Everytihng is going fine with us.
We are still hammering and I think
it will have the desired effect one of
these days. The Boche are sure get
ting it in the right place for once.
It must be hard for them to give up
their homes here on the front. At
present some of us are living in one
0 f ^eir dugouts and it is sure _
| "bear". It must be 35 feet under
ground a) , ceiled up and we „ ven _
d dilated. They even had electric
I lights but before they moved they
<)Vel W1 •
Most of the hoys are having a lot
of fun scrapping "cooties." I don't
think they like me for I have only
had one so far. I changed clothes
of today-the first time for quite
A.- „
awhile- but couldn t nnd anything
but plenty of dirt.
disconnected the wires. I would
hate to put in the time they have
building them. Would rather
spend the time fighting and get it
j I made a raise of four large cans
' of carnation milk today, also some
I cigars and jam, a few days ago.
i The milk cost us about 45 cents a
can, but prices mean nothing in our
■ young lives.
j I must close for this time. Love
I to all. E. T. Long, 148 U. S. F. A.,
! A. E. F.
Teachers' Examination
The teachers' examination for
Latah county will be held in Mos
cow December 19-20-21.

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