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nice piece of Furniture * * -• for your wife's Christmas present. Don't forget, that we have thé goods, and at even lower price than my "good friends/' Shears and Roebuck. Come in, don t be bashful, a look wont cost you a cent KendricK Furniture No Building Restrictions Since the removal of all building restrictions we can look forward to an unprecedented activity in the building industry. An assurance ot good prices for grain and plenty of help at harvest time ought to diminish the worry. Put on that smile and pass it along. Slack Coal For Hogs See our local agent and secure some ot that slack coal. Good stuff for the hogs. Also you can get GOOD COAL for fuel at the right price. MADISON LUMBER COMPANY Useful Christmas Gifts Community Silverware Pyrex Casseroles Guernsey Casseroles Keen Kutter Tools Roller Skates Ice Skates Coaster Sleds Keen Kutter Shears, Scissors and Pocket Knives Percolators and Flashlights FARMERS HARDWARE COMPANY Everyone Satisfied. My little daughter, four, loves to treat her playmates. After passing around bread, butter and sugar to all, she came in and took out one peach. I.ater I said, "June, tell me how you divided one peach." She replied: "Well, mother, Netty said she just loved skins, and I gave Irene the stone, then I ate the peach."—Cleve land Plaindealer. Necessary for Friendship. There are two elements that go to the composition of friendship; Truth and Tenderness.—Emerson. Pretty Chinese Legend. Canton fcs one of the oldest cities In China. According to Chinese tradi tion, it was in existence more than three thousand years ago, when it was visited by five deified beings, each mounted on a huge ram and carrying an ear of corn, who pronounced their blessing on the spot and prayed that no famine should ever visit It. Be cause of this the city is sometimes re ferred to in Chinese classics us the "City of Bams" or the "City of Genii or Angels." ! 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. It seems that one of the chief ob jections to forming good roads dis tricts in this community is the fear on the part of some individuals to vote bonds for the construction of perminent roads. They look upon these bonds as a mortgage against their property, and fear them ac cordingly. In a certain sense they are a mortgage the same as our pre sent system of taxation. The county budget made up to cover the ex penses of the county for the ensuing year, is nothing more or less than a mortgage upon every piece of pro perty within the boundaries of the county that is subject to taxation. If your share of this mortgage is not paid every year it is held a gainst the property and you face a tax sale unless your property is re deemed. If you could have the use of per manent roads, hard surfaced so that you could do your hauling at any time of the year, you would not object, if you have business judge ment, to have to [pay double the road taxes you are paying today. Road districts can be formed and permanent roads built for less money than double your road tax es each year and the payments can be made annually just as your taxes are. After a period of years your road is paid for and you have a per manent investment. The present system of county roads means an annual expenditure of large sums of money and at the end of the year you are no better off than you were the year before. It is no fault of the county commissioners that this is so, because they have to fol low the methods prescribed by the rules which govern their office. of is to is THOSE AWFUL ROADS There never was a road in v ridge. There is only on* v which it can be made servii and that is by the property it serves. There is a good district which includes this grade but no definite plans for permanent road construction have as yet been made. Under the present system it will be a continuation of road patching and repairing with no per manent improvement worth men tioning. With the abundant wealth ' of this rich agricultural district a \ grade could be built that would be the pride of the Potaltch and the cost would hardly be felt by the prosperous land owners of the ridge. Kendrick will see to it that the two mile intervening strip of road between the mouth of Wandcher gulch and the town limits are hard i ! surfaced as soon as Cedar Creek or j Potlatch ridge are ready to build! on to it. A paved Main street will j ■ also be an actual fact as soon as ! ; there is any indication that road ] conditions will be started outisde of I the town limits. : The good roads situation is a live issue every place where people pre tend to keep up to date. The fact that the Potlatch country is entirely lacking in anything that resembles a good road is not because the farms here will not justify the expense; it is simply a matter of getting the united effort that will start the ball rolling. Sperry grade, leading to Leland, was completed sometime in the year 1891, or about 27 years ago. At that time it answered the purpose very well because the country had not developed sufficiently to war rant anything better. Now it is nothing less than a joke to compare the condition of this grade to the thriving condition of the farms which it serves. It isn't a question of getting on a state hig hway or a national high way so much as getting a good road to the nearest market center—the trunk line, or most direct line to a main highway will come later. i j j 1 1 The problem is for each ridge to construct a hard surfaced road and easy grade to Kendrick, the hub of the Potlatch. There is no use put ting off the construction of these grades, because it's a money loosing proposition to wait and stand the expense and inconvenience of haul ing over the roads in their present condition. Kaiser Bill has been ordered out of Holland and refuses to go. He claims to have no place to go. He is mistaken. France, Belgium, England and the United States want him and have been devising means to get him. All he needs to do is to head west and land in Belgium or France. The Belgians or French "will do the rest."—Star-Mirror. Now that the war is over, the non partisan league has been squelched and the argument as to whether it is right or wrong for president Wilson to go to Europe, has been practically threshed out to a draw, what is there left to occupy the public mind? The dailies are up against a hard row of stumps these days and have nothing to fall back upon except politics—and election two years in the future! There isn't a better trading point in North Idaho than Kendrick. There are other larger towns with stores containing a more varied stock but for all around staple goods that are needed every day by every one you can't beat Kendrick. There is very keen competition here and the merchants are making prices that you can't duplicate in any town Sandwiches Lunches Coffee Cocoa Bread Doughnuts Cookies Pies — In Addition to — Confectionery Soft Drinks Ice Cream Fruits Tobaccos Cigars Phone Orders Taken TOM McDowells A Merry Christmas Christmas is always hap pier and filled with cheer if you have a bank account. It you do not have one now we invite you to begin at once. THE FARMERS BANK A. E. Clarke, E. P. Atchison E. W Lutz President Vice-President Cashier ' Capital, $15,000.00 Surplus $3000 00 United State« Depository For Postal Savings Funds. County and State Depository in this vicinity. It is worth a great deal to you and it enhances the val ue of your property to have the ad vantage of a trading point and mar keting center like Kendrick. to THREE WORDS There are three words, the sweetest words In all the human speech— More sweet than all the songs of birds, Or pages poets preach. This life may be a vale of tears, A sad and dreary thing— Three words, and trouble disappears And birds begin to sing. Three words and all the roses bloom„ The sun begins to shine. Three words will dissipate the gloom And water turn to wine. Three words will cheer the sad dest days— "I love you?" Wrong by heck!— It is another, sweater phrase, "Enclosed find check." > Cure for Selfishness. He who thinks he cannot leam t<* love his neighbor as himself needs to learn to love himself less.—Youth's Companion. it up Place Confidence in Soil. Confidence in the soil means much for good farming. If you believe your soli will respond to good tillage you are apt to trust it to that. If you be lieve your soil will pay for extra In vestment in lime, drainage and fer tilizer you are likely to make the greater Investment. But after all It 1» self-confidence, for the soil will do just what you let it in the way of pro duction. Farmers Best Citizens. Thomas Jefferson said : "Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citi zens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds." CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our thanks to our friends and neighbors who so kindly sympathised with us and as sisted us after the death of our darl ing little Ada Bell who was so sud denly taken from us. Mr. and Mrs. Warner Daniels, Cavendish, Idaho.