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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 28. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1918 NUMBER 49 Capital Correspondence Your occasional correspondent re frained from expressing his own private opinion during the election. Those opinions expressed in writ ing, without the Wilsonian diction, would doubtless have barred the Gazette from the mails. Our read ers have probably considered fully CVrhat a blessing it is to humanity that ones innermost ideas need not be committed to cold type to be gazed at by an unfeeling and an unappreciative pubilc. It was said during the campaign that Oversmith of Moscow and the writer took their politics too ser iously but to them it was a serious case. Now that the election is so happily ended it may be said that there were no two men in the state who joined more devouty in the national Thanksgiving and who at this glad season of the year are more joyous than the individuals above referred to—not alone becaue the war is over but because Idaho is still Idaho. We have always been favorable to woman suffrage not believing that the fair sex would revolutionize and purify the ballot but on the ground that, as expressed by an eloquent Divine: "If a woman wants to vote could however, let'er vote." We nût refrain from expressing our sympathy for them in the late election that they did not make their influence felt when such a golden opportunity presented itself. Senator Borah had the distin- : guished honor of preventing the passage of the Susan B. Anthony 1 Amendment to the constitution of; the United States relative to uni verasl suffrage. By all the rules of the game he shoud have been deci sively defeated. In their zeal for the passage of the above amend ment, many prominent women in Boise made consummate asses of themselves and now that the sen ator, who ruthlessly stood in their wav, appeared for re-election in a suffrage state it was but natural to expect the said senator, if not de feated, to at least be scared to death. Telegrams between the two Capital cities flew thick and fast, Finally word came from this other-; wise able senator which summed up ' the whole situation thus "I go to the polls on my record"— and he did. The issues were clearly defined, Never have the women of Idaho had such a splendid opportunity to make their political influence felt—j and it was felt, as usual, to be nil. All that we regret now is that we did not vote for Senator Borah. Had we done so his election would have been practically unanimous. The Non-Partisan League held a pow wow at St. Paul during the past week. Townley was re-elected as was to be expected. The plat form adopted is called "The Fight now ing Program." It is now nTade clear that the Non-Partisan League is not a farmers'organization. It now advocates "a United States of the World" a Bolshevist doctrine pure and simple. But why dwell longeron this socialistic organiza-i tion? The people of Idaho have buried j* so deep with an avalanche of ballots that it can never be res surrected in Idaho. The Capital City has been moving slowly for the past six weeks owing to the strict quarantine on business of all kinds but the ban has been lifted and the holiday season prom ises to be one of unusual gaiety. The city was under a cloud dur ing the past week owing to the very sudden death of Bishop Funsten. The whole city was in mourning and his funeral services, conducted by the Bishop of bpokane and the Bishop of Wyoming, were largely attended. Bishop Funsten had been in active service in the Episcopal church in Idaho for nearly twenty years. His remains were taken to Richmond, Virginia for burial. The village board authorized in stalling a pipe railing along the sidewalk leading to the school house. It will be a great conven ience during the winter when the w r alks are slippery. Hats Off To Cedar Creek The people of Cedar Creek ridge started something last Saturday when they held their good roads meeting at the hall at Linden. The object of the meeting was to ascer tain the sentiment of the ridge con cerning the formation of a good roads district which would take in both the Crescent and Linden country. One of the largest crowds ever assembled there was in attend ance and showed intense interest in the meeting. M. E. Newhall was selectéd as temporary chairman and A. G. Wil son as acting secretary. After con siderable discussion as to the ad visability of forming a district the matter was put to the crowd thus: "How many present are willing to see the district formed and to vote bonds fur the construction of a hard surfaced road?" Every man in the room stood up! This is a pretty clear indication that Cedar Creek is going to have a good road to Kend rick, its nearest railroad center. It is considered a certainly that the petition being circulated will have the necessary number of signa tures to put the matter up to the county commissioners. The com missioners will then be obliged to call an election of the voters con tained within the boundaries of the district outlined and if the neces sary majority is obtained the dis trict will be formed. It will then be a matter of choice of those in the district whether bonds should be voted and the amount of the bonds the district wishes to vote, When this hard surfaced road is built there will be no more valu able land anywhere in the Potlatch country than on Cedar Creek ridge. It is a beautiful country and the soil is as good as the best. The ridge embodies many splendid farms that only need better transportation facilities to increase their value two-fold. To haul a load of grain to Kend rick from any part of the ridge is a good day's work with existing road conditions. It will be but a short time, however, until the Cedar Creek people will be hauling their grain, hay, beans, wood etc., on motor trucks and making two trips ' a day easier than they make one now. Two or three farmers can g0 j n together and purchase a truck ! to do their hauling, because there j w i 1 1 be no hurry to get the grain to market as the road will be good the | yea r round. Surely there are good things in store for the energetic ! people on Cedar Creek ridge. Keep Uniforms Four Months According to army regulations each soldier who is honorab.ly dis charged from the army may retain all used stockings and undercloth ing in his possession at the time of j dischar « e ' He may also retain the f0ll0W1 , ng outer clothing, which wil > be returned within four ! months b * ma, l 1 u " der franked label: ore pair br f cbea ' on f pa,r shoes ' one bat and bat cord ' one ove, ; coat > one P a,r leggings, one er ' , . , , Congressman French introduced a bl11 a short l ' me ag0 asking , that a11 soldier f be allowed to keep tbeir complete uniform. It is not I likel y that the nustom u of requ ; nng sonld.ers to return their uniforms to the Government wlH be cbanged ' R. C. Membership Drive The Red Cross Membership drive will begin December 16th and end December 23rd. This has been tj me designated by the national de f e nse council for the annual roll ca ]| 0 f members for the American fj ed 0 ross . During this member S hip week you will have an oppor-! tunity of joining, if not already a member, or of paying your annual dues . which are one dollar. It is not thought likely that it will be necessary to have any further drive for funds for the Red Cross during the coming year us a large response is expected from the Christmas Roll Call. "All you need I is a heart and a dollar." Over Ten Million Killed It is estimated by a compilation of official reports from the United States, Great Britain, Italy, Ger many and from unofficial reports from the other countries engaged in the war, that there were 10,091, 834 soldiers killed during the World War. There were 58,514,700 men under arms and a total of 24,536,108 casualties. The New York Tribune in, a very striking manner puts the situation before us and gives a very clear illustration of what the tremendous figures quoted above mean: do is a "Let us visualize a march of the j require the daylight of five weeks ; more. Two months and a half j would be required for the Allied j British dead down Fifth Avenue At daybreak they start, twenty a breast. Until sundown they march —and the next day. and the next, and the next. For ten days the British dead pass in review. For eleven days more the French dead file down 'the Avenue of the Al lies.' For the Russians it would dead to pass a given point. The enemy dead would require more than six weeks." For four months 1 men actually killed in the war, pas-' sing steadily twenty abreast—the writer suggests, as a fitting punish ment for the late German Kaiser, that he be forced to stand at atten tion and review this stupendous, Ada Bell Daniels A very sad death occurred last Sunday when the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Daniels ot Cavendish passed away very sud denly. Death was caused by the child drinking kerosene. Ada Bell Daniels was born Sep tember 26, 1917 and died Sunday, December 8, at her home near Cavendish. The sorrow in her fam ily is born by her father and mother, one brother and two sisters. For these bereaved ones much sym pathy is felt throughout the com munity. Short services were held in the yard at the child's home and the remains laid to rest in the Caven dish cemetery. Rev. Benjamin had charge of the services. "Jesus while our hearts are bleeding O're the spoils that death has won, We would at this solemn meeting Calmly say, "Thy will be done." By thy hands the boon was given Thou hast taken but thine own: Lord of earth and God of heaven Evermore "Thy will be done." ghastly procession, from the first rank to the last. ; ; I | | j I Combat Bean Diseases New diseases causing less than normal yields seem to result when the same crop is grown for a few years continuously in a given local 'fcy A new bean disease has been no ticed in certain fields of Latah county and has also been reported in Oregon. It does not cause the death of the plants as many diseases do, but generally stunts their growth. Often the plants branch profusely, causing them to appear quite bushy. The leaves are usually crinkled and the area i aie usual I v .1 innitu a..u mi. hptwppn flip vpinn swollen which siitrcpsts the name "curlv leaf " an suggests the name curly leat, ap v j g _ orously, lack some pods and are late in maturing. The exact plied by some bean growers, diseased plants seldom develop \ery cause of the disease is not known, but it is thought to be produced by by means of bacteria transmitted the;seed or diseased plants in the field, The following methods of control are suggested: 1 . Avoid planting seed of un ' known origin. 2. When diseased plants are no ticed in the field, remove at once and destroy them. J 3 . Select your seed from plants not effected and use a seed plat to j secure your seed for field planting, j Tbe geed p]at sbou i d be the best ... ... . . . ground that can bc obtained, whan ; " as n °t grown beans for a tew jseasons. Sermon by Dr. Smith "Home Snuglers or Pioneers." "Now the Lord said unto Abram 'Get thee out of thy country and from thy kindred, I will show thee."—Gen. 9, 1 . A snugler, indifferent, careless, do I ess, go-as-you-please boy, never comestogood. The boy with a job is the boy the Lord will show. Oh, man, do the tirst job, then the other one God will show you. God does call every boy and man to a work. He called Abram. Lot went as company. Worthless, he received Lot's reward. Do not let the wage scale be your only motive, Go for great things that God will show you. Father, stop that growl, that com plaint. The boy will imitate you. "As the father, so the son." Show your son that you are a man. Urge your son to do as God shows him whether it is just what you w'ant or not. Let him go to the country God shows him. God shows your boy his calling Let him go. Abram went and was [blessed. "Get thee out, I will show thee." The boy who hangs around the warm stove, hangs to mother's apron string may be a common boy. But the boy who goes where the Lord tells him is the boy who pioneers. It was the "Go boy" who wrote the declaration of independence; who led his troops over the Delà ware; who proclaimed 3,000,000 slaves free; who translated the Bible: who wrote the fourteen ar tides which became the basis of a great peace; who led the Allies to victory; who became wealthy, good, honest and famous. There is a will of God that shows , the man the place, the time and the way. How can you find the way? By obedience. This alone is the compass. Your duty may be be yondi the seas of difficulties, or a cross the mountains of disappoint ment or over the rivers of conflict. But go, God will show you. the dynamic of manhood in Let you £ be grea t mining camp of the west, jj e bad s t ores a t Uniontown, Oakes da | ei Juliaetta and other points in nor thern Idaho in former years, but had retired from active business severa ] years ago. The store of J. Alexander, Lewiston, was his last business venture. He amassed a f or t une and leaves a host of friends. other__ U. of 1. Seed Corn come to the fore and win. Now hear me. God is calling you, commanding you, to go, he is show-1 ing you. Go, God's blessing on you. _ Death of Lewiston Pioneer " Joseph Alexander, pioneer mer chant of Lewiston, who located there in 1863, and has been in busi ness in various parts of the north west for 55 years, died at Lewis ton Tuesday night, aged 81 years. "Uncle Joe" as he was familiarly known, was one of the best known characters of northern Idaho. He packed goods in Pierce City and opened a store there when that was __ The Farm Crops Department of the University of Idaho is selling the seed from the field of Rustler's White Dent Corn, which averaged ^ bushe]s to the acre . This corn will be properly cured and t8sted before shipment in the spring. Owing to a rather limited pie of the crop raised be returned after harvest in order that the ma turity and quality of the product ™£ k be conipdred w,th the ngl ia Orders for seed should be sent as soon as possible. They will asked to report on the success with the variety and the yield as com pared with their local variety. It is also desirable that a ten ear sain supply, the seed is sold in 8 pound lots for $1.00 prepaid. This amount of shelled corn is sufficient for planting one acre. All those purchasing seed will be filled and the seed delivered in time for plantir a , ( orders t o Farm Crops Depart nient. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. in be Received Medal of Honor The following communication was received from Congressman Burton L. French Wednesday of this week: Dear Mr. Editor: You will be interested in the memorandum which I am sending I of you herewith telling that Thomas in C. Neibaur, of Sugar City, Idaho, ! a private of Company M, 167th In-! fantry, has been awarded the Med al of Honor. in There were three awarded this j medal at the same time Niebaur re ceived it, the other two being Lieu tennt Colonel Charles W. Whit tlesey, and Captain George G.'Mc- j of Murtry. This is the second time since the war began that the Medal of Honor has been awarded. You will be interested further in the fact that in this case the Presid ent cabled General Pershing to con fer the award »personally upon Pri vate Neibaur. Yours very truly, Burton L. French, The memorandum follows: ! as It spicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy near Landers St. Georges, France, Octob er 16, 1918. On the afternoon of October 16, 1918, when the Cote de ChatilIon had just been gained after bitter fighting, and the summit of that strong bulwark in the Kriem hilde Stellung was being organized Private Neibaur was sent out on patrol with his automatic rifle squad to enfilade enemy machine gun nests. As he gained the ridge, he set up his automatic rifle and was directly thereafter wounded in , both legs by fire from a hostile machine gun on his flank. The ad vance wave of the enemy troops counter-attacking had about gained the ridge, and although practically cut off and surrounded, the remain der of his detachment being killed or wounded, this gallant soldier kept his automatic rifle in operation to such effect that by his own efforts Thomas C. Neibaur, private, Com Dany M, 167th Infantry. For con-j and by the fire from the skirmish line of his company at least one hundred yards in his rear, the at tack was checked. The emeny wave being halted and laying prone <)f tbe e " emy attacked Pr j£ ate Neibaur at close quarters. These he killed. He then moved alone among the enemy lying on the , ground about him. in the midst of the fire from his own , ines> and by coolnegs and gal , antry captured eleven prisoners at the point of his pigto , and though painfully wounde d, brought them back to our , ines The counter attack in full foree was arreste d, to a large ex tent by thc single efforts of this soldier whose heroic exploits took place against the skyline in tu I view of his entire battalion. School Children Pick Beans The school children of district No. 42 on Little Bear ridge, near Troy, in the midst of the "bean belt," have devised a novel method of assisting the Red Cross or char j ity. During recess and noon the children go into the bean fields near i school house and pick up beans that shattered out when the crop was harvested. They have already gathered 15 pounds and want to give them to charity or to the Red Cross. They offer them to "any needy widow or family or to the It is tedious work, but the , , , . __.Tr... children enjoy it. T. r. Kabler is|. teacher of this school.—Star-Mirror. Red Cross. The children expect to keep up the work until snow comes or the beans are all gathered. Pick ing U P beans in the stubble, 1 bean at a time , is tedious work,^ but the ' Flu at Juiiaetta - It is reported that there are over twenty cases of influenza at Julia-; etta. A short time ago the town was entirely free from the epidemic but since the first of last week it has been grauually increasing. At this time there are no serious cases reported there. Sermon by Rev. Gregory Psalms 119 54. Marching to Music: The concep tion of life as a pilgrimage was never quite absent from the He brew heart. It was born, doubtless of the old nomad life, which lived in tradition as the romantic back ground of its history. The patri archal heroes of the race. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, had been dwellers in tents, and had wandered from place to place, confessing that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. The common, ancestor, Is rael sorrowfully spoke to Pharaoh of "the days of the years of my pil grimage," and David also sang, "We are strangers before thee and sojourners, as were all our fathers." Life for the city dwellers as well as for the peasant is a pilgimage. It is as true of the mighty walls of stone as the canvas walls of the tent, that it is but a transient dwelling for any life, and it too shall pass away. The mountains whose seem ing solidity mocks the fleeting life of man, and the stars which shine a cold pitv on our existence, cause us to recognize their greatness. There is a touch of melancholy in the con ception of life as a pilgrimage until we cheer the way with music. Pil grims we are, but we may be sing ing, and possess the smile which conveys the feeling of the heart, when flooded by the inspiration of song. Perhaps there is no happier resource on a hard march than music. What a thrill it puts into the weary soldier the stirring strains of martial music have often revived the warring strength, re newed the courage and won the half lqst battle. How the Frenchmen have been cheered by the strains of t|je "Marseillaise," the British by "God save the King," the Canadians by the much cherished notes of "The Maple Leaf for Ever," and that which is so near to our hearts — The army marching under old Glory when foot-sore and weary, how often, Oh! how often has the heart been cheered by "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" or "The Star Spangled Banner." Again and again, in the great allegory Bun yon makes his pilgrim relieve the difficult road with portions of sacred song . Blessed are they who have earned to sing as they journey through this life. Through toil and weariness, through gloom and despair, through pain and anguish, the voice of song arises and we feel ourselves immortal. There are lives by their very harmony seem to bring heaven down to earth, all of whose words and actions seem tuned to some heavenly rhythm. The pilgrimage of heart need not be aimless of wandering. It is easy enough to chant dirges of despair we contemplate the fleeting, fading life of man: but it is God our maker who giveth songs in the night, it is He who puts a new song into the mouth of a saved man. Our highest human happiness is that we may enter into the joy of the Lord, the joy of redeeming love. One life has appeared among men which without jar or discord expressed the full beauty of the law and will of God. It is the life of Jesus of Nazareth whose perfect as i 0 bedie nee to every monition of his Father's will related H im to the heavenly and eternal order as per f e cted music unto noble words, lt is interesting to listen to the tuning of an orchestra before the concert begins. You can hear the several instruments slowly closing up the false intervals, and as they all approach the concert pitch, coming into unison with,each other. So has God ir. Christ sounded the , , t n , , keynote of our life. Shall we not is|. keyn(de 0 f our one by one bring our hearts and ives into harmony with His holy will? At last the Perfect One shall lift with pierced hand the baton of light and the vast multitude that no man can number shall join the triumphant shout of the Great I Chorus, He shall reign for ever and ever, and the last pilgrim song of it the earth born of loyal love of law shall blend in heavenly hallelujahs whose only resting place is the con - summate calm of the eternal. Amen.