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Into Kendrick
ENDRICK GAZETTE
Give Your Home
Merchant
A Chance
VOLUME 29.
KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. JANUARY 3, 1919
NUMBER I
Sermon by Rev. Gregory
"The Soul's Attitude." Isiah 40, 31.
When Israel, by the route taken
in the escape from Egypt, marched
into what proved to be a blind alley, 1
the sea before the mountain heights;
on either side, and the Egyptian
hosts behind them, there was but!
one resource; neither their frenzied !
fear, nor their wise energies, nor
the inventive genius of their lead
ers, could avail to rescue them, j
They must stand still and see God
work. "Stand still and see the sal- 1
vation of thy God*" was the order
of Moses. When Cormwell was at
Dunbar, with the opposing Scottish
army in a practically unassailable
position, and his own soldiers sick
and starving, he had resolved on the
retreat of his trodps, but in the
dusk of the evening he saw signs of
movement in the Scottish camp,
The Scottish force was apparently
leaving their vantage ground and
coming to the lower English level,
Cromwell flung his whole force up
on the enemy and scattered them.
As the sun rose on the following
morning Cromwell exclaimed: "Let
God aris" and let His enemies be
scattered " It seemed to the great
leader the working of God and the
victory he received as God's gift.
A father as reported in the Advo
cate sometime ago said- "I was
trvintr to save a wav ward son I
ei y mg to save a waywaiu son. i
had sought Divine grace, and pray
all in vain.
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°
ers and tears were
There was nothing vicious
him; it was the old story—he was a
victim and he realized it. One
Saturday night I found him only to
lose him. It was midnight and I sat
in my office weary and faint, I had
done my best, my heart was broken,
my aching eyes fell upon these
words: :
Lie down and sleep,
Leave it with God to keep,
This sorrow which is part
Now of thy heart,
When thou dost wake,
If still't is thine to take,
Utter no wild complaint;
Work waits thy hands;
If thou should'st faint,
God understands.
"I said, I will. I went home and
slept in peace. The next morning se(
the way was opened and from that
bright Sabbath morning through
the abounding goodness of God, my by
boy , was rescued and saved.
It is this attitude the text por
trays. It is the retreat into God, the
waiting for Him. It was the neces
sary position for Israel to take in
ex\\e. There were no signs, in to
■events that their deliverance was at
hand, but their faith was their re-i
fuge. Nature, mightier than the .
work of men declared to them the
power of the supreme God. Theii
own history bade them not forget j
His interest in them. Our lesoui- of
ces are like theirs. Out waywaid
ness is apparent everywhere. His
unconquering power which is ever
seen in nature flooding us on every
side is a rebuke to our selfishness.
His presence in life is at all times
a guarantee to us of His guiding
hand in our frail lives. We do not
need catastrophe to make plain the
availability of God. When George
Washington, with his ragged, hun- 1
gry, shivering army was waiting
the winter out at Valley Forge and
was found on his knees asking help
of God. When Lincoln "the kindly
brave, far-seeing man," before Get
tysbrug, according to General Sick
1er, was closeted with God and is
•sued from his communion sure of i
victory. When Havelock marching
to relieve Lucknow was up an hour
before the camp was astir each
morning to confer with God as to
his campaign and listen to Him in
the open word and upon his knees.
When we have read many times of
our noble boys bowing in prayer
upon God. In those instances it
was not a sign of weakness, but
proof of insight into the source of
power. If men in striking crises ;
just before going into battle, we
are compelled to teel that all these
cases which meant so much to the
world carrying such vast burdens,
were entirely rational in waiting
need such help, are ordinary men in
life's regular business free from
Will Have Good Road
Cedar Creek ridge has declared
itself unqualifiedly for good roads
by sending in a petition to the
county commissioners containing
the names of over 90 percent of the
land owners in that district. The
petition contained 44 names and
represented property valued at
$263,214. Twenty-five names were
sufficient to bring the oganization
of the district before the commis
sioners but the Cedar Creek people
never do things by halves. I
The petition will be presented to
the county'commissioners at their I
next regular meeting which will
occur January 20, 1919. It asks that
the people of the Cedar Creek dis
trict be allowed to form a bonding
district to vote bonds for the build
ing of a hard surfaced road from
that district to Kendrick.
The value of such a road to the
people of Cedar Creek can hardly
be estimated. It will do more to
ward developing the raw land in
that section than anything else that
could be done. It will also make
the timber valuable as transporta
tion facilities will be very good.
The hardest part of the work is
over for the Cedar Creek people,
To get enough combined effort to
begin the formation of the district
is always the difficult part. The
rest of the details yet to be attend
-
ed to are simply a matter of routine
work. The rest of the ridges of the
Potlatch country could do well by
following the example of Cedar
Oreev.
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James Carl Gentry, youngest son
0 f Mr. and Mrs. William Gentry,
: was born at Crane, Missouri, March
fully attended Sunday school and
school here and will be greatly mis
se( j by his many friends and school
mates.
Death of Carl Gentry
31, 1909. He moved with his parents'
to Big Bear ridge, in December of
1914, where he has lived until he j
was called to a better Home, Dec
ember 29th 1918, aged 9 years, 8
months "and 28 days. He has been !
ill for almost a month, and every- !
thing was done by kind hands to :
ease his sufferings. He has faith
The funeral service was conducted
by Ur . Smith of Kendrick at the
home. December 30th, and he was ta
laid to rest at the Wild Rose
Cemetery.
He leaves a father, mother and
the following brothers and sisters
to mourn his loss: Ira, Dave, Les
ter and Victor who live here; Ben,
who is in military service at Camp i
Lewis; Otis, who is serving in the a
U. S. navy; Earnest and George at
Seattle, Wash., Mrs. J. Tucker at
Grape, Arkansas and Mrs. Val Bi itz
of Seattle, Wash.
The family has the sympathy of S
the entire community in their sad
bereavément. — Special Correspon
clent.
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Mrs. Joe Ivy and Edith returned
from Nez Perce Tuesday, where
they nave been visiting relatives,
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the need of it? Is God necessary in
the world's emergencies, and un
necessary in its daily processes?
When sorrow comes, or other dis
asters and the currents of life run
sluggishly or threaten to stop, God
is resorted to. He serves as a stim
olo, when the fires of life burn low.
We need not look for the old phys
i cal demonstration, but heart rap
ture is not, and should not be
thought of as an ancient relic. The
revival for which we pray and
yearn is one which is based on heart
revival in which Gods delivering
Will is declared, and His perfect
love shed abroad. To the energetic
toiler, who with fresh vigor, daily
hear its music, and the eye to see
its beauty-to all alike God comes
with renewed strength. Let those
; who see, those who toil and those
grapples manfully his life task, and
tries to change the deformed act
ual into the ideal; to the patient
souls who live peaceably with the
commonplace, and strain the ear to
who walk with patience all wait
upon God. .
Letter From Russia
My Dear Mother and Father:
I received a letter trom you the :
day before we left Manilla/'Aug. 6J
I've been moving around consid- :
erably since then and consequently!
have have neglected to answer it. j
We are not allowed to write much !
anyway, so do not expect to hear
any news.
We were eight days from Manil
la to Vladivastok, Siberia,. We
stopped one day at Nagasaka, Japan,
I had a few hours shore leave there
and used it in looking over the city,
I will tell you all about it when I
see you again which I hope will be
soon.
Everything is about fifty years be
hind time in the places I have been
so far. They can not begin to com
pare with the good old U. S.
You may tell the editor of the
Gazette, if you wish, that the Amer
ican soldiers in Sieria, read his
paper and like it. !
The mail just came in and I re -1
ceived a most welcome letter dated
August 27, from the best little
woman in the worldT-my Mother.
'I am in good quarters at present, ;
enjoying the best of health, eating j
plenty of substntial food and have a
big Thanksgiving dinner in view, i
So you see it is merely a waste of
time to worry over me......that
^ y ? u w1 l* 1 to senc ^ * :)00 ' <s anc *
magazines, there is no order again
s t it that I know of.
I . can use a complete outfit 0 f
knitted goods very nicely. It only
registers 50 below here in the win-j
, ,
Good-bye with love. Your son,
Adelbert W. Riggle, Co. L. 27th In
fantry, A. E. F. Siberia.
Big Bear Ridge
Private Albin Nelson returned
ast week from Vancouver where he
has been in the limited military 1
service -
Private Eddie Galloway returned j
Saturday from Camp Dodge, Iowa, i
vv , here , he ka ' J !
Lewfs! Wash., Fort Stevens, Ore.,'
and Camp Eustis, Virginia.
The A . Kleth family are ill with
the influenza.
Mrs. W. W. Reid departed Thurs
day for an extended visit to Chi
cago, Illinois and various other
eastern cities,
Mr and Mrs> K D . Ingle enter
ta ined the following guests at a
family dinner Christmas day: D. J.
Ingle and family, Leon Ingle and
family and Amos Moore and fami j.
Mr. and Mrs. R.. W. Bigham'ami ;
""-""O.ÈmmetYWar^Lme^n i
American ridge. Miss Gertrude
Harris accompanied them home
a visit. I
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Black and son
diffortl spent Christmas at the j
Perry Black home in Moscow.
Misses May me and Helen Slind '
S p en t the week end with their j
sister, Mrs. Hjaliner Dalberg in |
Deary. j
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Hughes and i
son are moving down from St. Mar-1
ies, to the Alber place, jecenUy va
cated by Jake Alber
Ida Alber, and her many friends
are glad to have them locate in our
midst.'
M rs. Chas. Elliott has been visit
jng ber daughter, Mrs. Leonard
Davis at Leiand.
,, .
Mrs. Hughes ;
is well known here as formerly Miss ;
^ ^ Mfg ß F Gentry are
enjoying a visit'from Mrs. Gentry's i
sister and family from Missouri. j
\
Texas ridBe spent Christmas day at i
the Will Whybark home.
. t Dal irren visited at 1
the j" K . *Dalgren home on Texas
ridge during the holidays.
Misses Mable K | eth and ........
^ e | son of Kendrick spent Christ- 1
mas at the A. Kleth home.
Misses Emma and Neva Nelson |
en t er tained a number of young
day.
A Hooker was a Park and Deary
visitor last week.
Ked Cross reports in full will be
Anna !
people at dinner Christmas day. !
an( j ^ rs p vVare and !
f aml j y were dinner guests at the i
home of their daughter, Mrs. O. E. i
MaePherson in Kendrick Christmas ;
published next week, regarding
. drive and election.
Strange Acting Englishman
The Star-Mirror published the fol
lowing item about Charles Har
reman, who has spent a greater part
of the past year in Kendrick:
"Charles Harreman, a native of
England and subject of Canada,
who was arrested a week ago on a
charge of insanity, was discharged
today by Judge Adrian Nelson of
the probate court, after having been
held in jail a week. Judge Nelson
decided the man is not insane, or
had recovered from his mental de
lusionsand he was released with the
understanding that he leave town.
The man was employed by the
Mark P. Miller Milling company of
Moscow, and claims fo have hurt his
back while working in the mill,
He has had influenza and after his
recovery claimed to be a doctor and
went about Moscow, calling at pri
vate homes and demanding to take
the temperature of the women.
His strange actions have been
under the surveillance of the police
force for six weeks. It is charged
that he was in the habit of getting
a lot of boys aroundihim and then
frightening them by making
threats. He calimed to be a detec
tive and tried to "throw a scare"
into a number of the S. A. T. C.
men here. It is believed by many
he is mentally unbalanced.
The man is said to be a giant in
size, standing six feet and four
....... ...
iaches in height, and has a powerful
j frame. The police force will feel
relieved if he leaves town as he is
! said to have agreed to do. So far
1 , , , , , .
: as known he has 1,0 Natives here,
Still The Flu Continues
Another flurry occurred in the flu
situation, beginning last Friday.
There are now in the neighborhood
1 of twenty-five cases in town, all but
one or two of them being jn a very
j light form. There are also a con
i siderable number of cases in the
! country tributary to Kendrick,
Dr - , Kellv ' tho °nly phyiscian
here, is kept very busy handling
both the town and country practice.
Peterson To Leave Kendrick
L. G. Peterson has been appointed
office deputy in the sheriff's office
and expects to leave some time the I
latter part of next week. The pos
ition was tendered him sometime
ago and after due consideration he
accepted. He is particularly well
; q ua ] j fi e d for a position of this kind
i as his knowledge of law will be val
uable to the office. His many
for'friends here will regret to learn of
I his decision to leave as he is one of
the most energetic public welfare
j workers in the town. As mayor he
has served the towm well and has
' been of great assistance as chairman
j of the village board,
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j
i Juliaetta Items
. There was a watch meeting at the
; y g chruch New Year's eve. The
; weath er was very cold but in spite
of this quite a crowd gathered to
watch the old year out.
As there are no cases of flu in
[town school started again last Mon
day.
,
r is a busy
man
and Mis
i Ü
j
\ Mr. Clyde kb Niche.
i V, D comber 25 at 3 n in
S. T. Dunlap officiating. '
1 ~ a
N jl r ' Burns" were married aMhe
. f
1 was performed byRev. Nelson,
| ed friends in Moscow Sunday,
The village" plummer is a busy ,
îan these days. Evervone is after
im and his blow torch.
u hag nQt been definitely deter
mined whether school will start
Monday or not, but it is generally
home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. McClin
! tic, December 29. The ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hampton visit
Arthur Perryman is figuring
! buTl^da'ms ami have for mod'quite
! pond. Arthur Perryman is figuri
i with them for some ice and it the
i weather stays cold for a couple of
; days they will probably ge li
the park have
gether.
j believed it will be discontinued for
| at least another week. ,
From Paul Petrick
Nov. 2, r ), 1918.
Dear Dad:— I was supposed to
have written you yesterday but was j
too darn busy, so today will have to
suffice. The ban on censorship has
been lifted so now we can write
almost anything. I can tell you
now where I have been during my
stay here in France,
The First Air Depot is ten miles
south of Toul. This sector is coni
monly known as the zone of ad-1
vance. Of course this field has!
never been under shell fire but we
have had quite a few real air raids
and that is just as bad if not worse,
1 have been all over the country
within a radius of four hundred
miles of this camp. Naturally 1
have seen quite a little country,
I spent two months at the front dur
ing the first big American drive at,
Chateau Therry. I was attached to j
the first provisional supply train
hauling ammunition and reserve
troops. We were under shed I fire a
good bit of the time and I can as
sure you 1 had quite a time. 1
drove 52 hours at one stretch that ;
means without letting the motor
get cold. There were times when
they had to drag the dead bodies out
of the road and fill up the shell
holes so we could get through with
the ammunition.
the ammunition.
Once when I was hauling reserve
troops we were delayed on the road
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and it became daylight. The Boche
spotted us from their observation
baloons and began shelling us.
We had to split the train and let
one truck go at a time across an.
open place about a mile wide and
then into a woods where we unload
ed_ and drove back. We were in
front of the light artillery then so
you can imagine how close we were
with our trucks. The one big re-!
deeming feature was that when we
hit our line of trucks we had a big,
hot meal waiting for us. We work
ed almost night and day for two
months.
After I came back from there I
went to Paris where I stayed for al
most a month and I certainly had a
good time there. I drove on a truck
train between Paris and the front
for over a month. We made a re
cord run with three-ton Packards—
212 miles a day.
Less than a day and a half after
I got off the Paris run I drove to
the Verdun front. Almost
two
months ago I quite driving and took
charge of a small truck train of
twenty trucks. I stayed on that
job tor about two weeks and was
made assistant yard master for al
most a month and then advanced to
yard master and am holding that
job now. This is the biggest trails
portation depot in France and is
growing every day. Over 400 men
are working under me besides four
teen truckmasters so you can see
why I am so busy.
Some of the fellows have been in 1
Metz since the war has stopped
but so far I haven't been fortunate
enough to go.
We have over a thousand prison
ers of war in this camp and about
thirty of them are working here in
the transportation so we use some
that wi
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, * _ Paul Petrick, 637
bon - oeigeam. i<mi icmm,
Aero S. Squadron, A. P. O., 731 A.
Dr. Kelly Here
time keeping them busy.
There is some talk of 637 going
home but I don't know just when ,
happen. As ever your
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Dr. Kelly of Lewiston was sec ur
ed to tide over the emergency in
Kendrick, in the absence of Dr.
Rothwell who is in Lewiston recup
crating from the attack of influenza
which he suffered several weeks
ago. Dr. Kelly has been very busy
attending to the flu cases in Kend
rick and the surrounding country,
It is very fortunate that his services
could be secured»
Dr. Herrington returned to Mos
cow last week, leaving tne town
without a physician for a short time
until Dr. Kelly's arrival.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dave \
Sehoeffler of Potlatch ridge, lues
day morning, a boy.
Semonett by Dr. Smith
"Bolshevism Threatens the Church.''
"We receiving a kingdom which
j cannot be moved, let us have grace
whereby we may serve God accept
and Godly
cessation of the clash of arms, today
means only the shift of the base of
ably with reverance
fear." Heb. 12, 28. •
"Bolshevism," we all tremble
when we think what it is and has
done to all Europe. But trembling
will not answer the question. It
must be a battle royal now. The
operations. The enemy of mankind,
the enemy of God and the enemy of
the church can no longer kill by
shot, shell shrapnel, gas bomb or
submarine, but now the awful pro
paganda of discontent, revolution
and abolishment of all civilized
ideals must be swept away. The
terrible thing of all is that this sin
j comes to us under the guise of
socialism, which all men have re
gard 'for, and when the monster is
nut made welcome in American
socialism, then it assails the church
of the living God and attempts to
; inject into her sacred shrines, class
idea. Put the man of means against
the man who labors, and cause a
split in the church of Jesus Christ,
Heed the call of duty. "You re
ceive a kingdom. Honor it, make
'every man, boy or girl, especially
every soldier boy so welcome, treat
him so nobly and honestly that he
will want to enjov your kingdom
with you.
Jesus Christ had to come to re
deem the whole world. Now come
out of your old selfish shell and be
a man at least and help ydur next
neighbor without a selfish motive.
Get away from that dollar idea and
be a real professed Christian. I tell
I you you are opening the church
door that will admit Bolshevism as
! sure as fate.
The church cannot be moved.
I
a
to
The doctrine can only be assailed,
spoken against, ridiculed, persecut
ed, even as our Savior was, but can
not he moved. Forward, beware
of radicalism. It is only fodder for
Boshevism. Just get right with
God and the church will stand un
moved. Get on a firm foundation
and the church will honor you, God
will bless you and a mansion will
await you. Thousands of professors
will never get within sight of the
mansion they talk about, because
they arc not right with God. They
ie, cheat, swear and cause dissen
of tion. They are Bolshevism ailve'in
the church.
Now- to serve God is not jo parade
your religion before men, but to
call men like Jesus did, to love
men, to help men, to win men and
to urge them to become Christian
men like Christ. Forget your mon
ey, forget your labor, forget that
you are employer or employe and
get together and thus we can expel
all ideas of the accursed Bolshe
vism. Awake, help save democracy
and all noble ideas which are now
being threatened. The church has a
part, has a care. Help u$ to prove
her immutable and eternal with all
her great burden of souls saved by
Jesus, our God.
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Mitcham Receives Presents
c.pient of a bountiful
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Christmas presents fro
, ____
J. I. Mitcham was again the re-
supply of
om the pat-
rons of his route. It has been cus-
tomary for some years past on
American ridge to remember the
mail carrier during the Christmas
season. This year their gifts were
more generous than ever and Mr.
Mitcham received two hack loads of
presents. Last Christmas was the
fifteenth Christmas that this \et
eran mail carrier has delivered the
niail on route No. 1. The presents
which he received ranged from
horse feed to all kinds of farm pro
duce, pastry, cigars and many other
valuable articles.
J. I. wishes to express his thanks
to the good people of the ridge for
their generous rememberanee of
him.
\ Thomas Sturdevant went to Colfax
the first of the wteK .vhere he spent
several days visiting his brother.

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