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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. JANUARY 17. 1919 NUMBER 3 Capitol Correspondence The dawn of the millennium is here. The state legislature has set ted down to business. If the sun doesn't rise or set on time or if there are any refractory democrats or non-partisans in any part of the state that need attention or any other ills that man is heir to, all that needs to be done is to telephone the Speaker of the House. The legislature is in session primarily to right all the wrongs that the dear people have suffered during the four years of democratic mis management. A former state official is "Barkering" long and loud declaring through his own newspaper that the legislature "will have a good deal to do to place the state back where it was before the democrats took control." Whatever may have been the short comings of the retiring adminis tration it is generally admitted that the state treasury'has not been looted. When the gavel fell the writer was in the gallery looking down upon the august assemblage known as the House. The former chief clerk was on the job and with that fine bass voice soon brought order out ot chaos and the work was be gun. Then appeared our friend "Bill" Morgan, now chief justice of the state of Idaho. It was his duty to swear in the newly elected offic ials and he did this with becoming modesty. All the state officials both incoming and out going ap peared two by two.' At once this scribe asumed a psychological at titude. Governor Alexander was at his best and introduced Governor Davis to "Bill" in the most appropriate speech we ever heard him deliver. There was not' a re publican present who could find fault with him. Whatever his shortcomings may have been his last act as governor was dignified and graceful. The nragnization of the House was without incident. The few democrats and still fewer non-par tisans simply smiled and smiled. They seemed to be at peace with all the world and even Adjutant General Moody, the staunchest of democrats and the biggest man in the House by odds when measured from the ground toward the stars, in a neat speech seconded the nom ination to elect a republicn speaker. The first impression of the Speak er elect is not favorable even if he does hail from the northern part of the state. As he took up the gavel he appeared nervous and ill at ease. He seemed to have tackled too big a job. The Chief Clerk is an old tim er and when the Speaker got into a hole he was gracefully placed on his feet again by his omnipresent Clerk. The Speaker is young and has room and opportunity to grow. A well informed lady, sitting behind the writer in the gallery, said that the House was "largely made up of cattle men, sheep men and farmers. There are few law yers among them," and we are not disposed to question her statement. The farmer then ought to come in to his own in the near future. The next day when the Governor's message was read the Senate march ed into the House and here was an opportunity to compare the two bodies. In the Senate bald heads predominate. Upon the whole the Senate appeared to contain the ab ler men but this opinion may have been influenced by the writer's pos ition and the absence of thatch on "the dome of thought" as above in dicated. All in all, we have no reason to doubt they honesty and good intentions, and even the abil ity of all of our legislators. The governor's message "reads bet ter than it listens." He is not an orator and his message would have been relieved from its monotony had it been well read. We person ally know the governor and are sure that his heart is in the right place. He has been a successful business man, has the confidence of the law makers and thatJ"goes a long ways. Partisans are claiming that his mes sage is the greatest document ever delivered to a lawmaking body in Death of Frank Brocke Frank Brocke, son of Mr. and Mrs N. Brocke, died at his home on 1 American ridge last Sunday after- ; noon at three o'clock, from influ enza followed by pneumonia. Hej was ill but a few days and altough a man of splendid pysihque, he could not withstand the disease. Frank Brocke was born in Latah ' county October 15, 1897. He was married October 21, 1903. To this union five children where born, four boys and one girl. The deceased is survived by is mother and father, j three sisters and'four brother, John ! of Bovill, Joe ot Spokane, Charles and Nick who are in the U. S. army service, Mrs. Edward Hagist of Portland Oregon, Mrs. Carrie Wil cox of Bremmerton, Wash., and Mrs. Amelia Leland of San Fran cisco. Mr. Brocke was a man of splendid character. His quiet, modest, sin cere personality endeared him to his neighbors and, friends in this; community. A man of his charac ter need have no fear of death, but his passing has left a sorrow in the hearts of his family and his friends \ that will always be keenly felt. He was a member of the W. 0. 1 W. and Masonic fraternities, the, Masons having charge of the burial services, which occurred at eleven o'clock Tuesday morning at the American ridge cemetery. Not Hold Farmers' Week Owing to the influenza situation througout the northwest the U. of I. will not hold Farmers' and House keepers' Week. Plans are being formulated for a big program next year. John Cone Chairman I ! j - I John Cone, who was re-elected. county commissioner and is now en- j tering upon his second t erm in th at i office, was elected chairman of the ! board. Elmer A. Paulson of Thorn Creek and Columbus Clark of Julia etta are the other two members of the board and are also republicans. this' state. That indeed might be true, even lacking indiction, as it does, and a clear exposition of gov ernment scientifically applied. It is generally supposed that the democrats are the only pie-hunters but it is clearly evident that the numbers at the latest pie counter were sufficient to form a regiment. ; We doubt not that good selections have been made but our sympathies I are, on this cold winter day, with those who went away hungry. i The governor retained the ser-jthe vices of the Game Warden which i seems the right thing to do but he dismissed the man at the head of the Farm Markets Bureau which seems the wrong thing to do. In an office of that kind experience is the most important asset. The outgo ing man was a first class officer, the incoming man is probably equally ' good but he has to learn a trade at the expense of the farmers which it is supposed his predecessor already new. There should be no politics in the farmer's Bureau, besides see what a muss Governor Alexander stirred up when he fired Sholtz. Latah county is doubtless ably re presented in the present legislature but it is not on the map as it was in the palmy days when Oversmitti perambulated the streets of Boise. The only criticism of our friend j was that like the parrot, "He talk | e d too d..n much." In those days j Latah county was the prominent J county in ,the state but this is not ' saying that it will not gain its for mer prestige at this session, of the United States constitution -- ...■— „ ----------------- Two ladies are members of the TT j ,, j a I a a a House and they do not hesitate to show that thev "are tickled to death" to be thus highly honored. To Mrs. Drake goes the distinction of introducing the resolution to rati f y the prohibition amendment in and also of making the first speech in the house. If traditions stand for anything she will also make the last speech. Selah. \ 1 jfe » M= wm I 4 V mH .ta Ä08 ¥0$ VK m REFUGEES OUTSIDE OF SOUP KITCHEN (From actu&l photograph.) j I Lutz Will Remain Here I The many friends of the Lutz ! family will be very glad to learn j that they have given up the idea of I leaving Kendrick and have decided to remain here indefinitely. Mr. j Lutz has bought an interest in the i Kendrick State Bank from M. V. ! Thomas and will begin his duties as cashier next Wednesday. Mr. Porter has not made his plans known but will continue to do a splendid busi he has several propositions in view, Mr. Lutz states that it is likey the same directors and officers will remain as before with the exception of the change in cashiers. Mr. Thomas still retains an interest in the bank and will remain as presid ent. The bank has been a flourish ing institution tor a number of years past and it is safe to say it ; ness. Mr. Lutz looked over several propositions before making his de I cision to remain here and he says he saw no other community that had J i better prospects for banking than! ser-jthe Potlatch, with its wonderful ! i resources and bountiful crops, and ; with its splendid crop records it is a safe place for a bank tj do a thriv ing business. ________ ' Latah Officials Installed - Last Monday the newly elected county officials were installed in their various offices. The demo-* crats of the county in an even more generous manner than usual, vacat ed their places in the official family at the court house and graciously turned them over to their repub-j lican friends. It was apparently a case of "democrats not wanted, as the y wcre never d ulte 50 apparently , conspicuous by their absence. Peace! and '>a™'<my should reign for at 1east two years in the dilapidated old court house on the hill. John L. Woody took over the office ot sheriff, the retiring official, Jap Campbell, having held the office for the past two terms. Miss Ruth Broman, who resigned prior to elec j , , , o fon. was succeeded by Miss Iona S. Aflllir S'; rmintv trpflsnrpr. Miss Adair, Lillian county treasurer. Miss ^ man Scattaboe was installed as count >' superintendent to succeed Mrs - Ra, P h B - Kne PP er - who also resigned before the primary elec tion. Loyd Strong, book-keeper in the Kendrick* Store, returned the first of the week from Spokane were he spent a short time with his family. Two Deaths in One Family The entire community was sad dened to learn that Mr. and Mrs. William Whybark of Big Bear ridge have suffered the loss of two little children, their death being caused by influenza. All of the members of the family were ill with the dis ease at the time death visited the home. Last Friday morning, January 10, little Nellie Carrol Whybark, age four years, succumbed to the dis ease. The same night her little brother, Royal, age six, passed away from the same cause. They were particularly attractive children and will be missed by the elder ones as well as by their little j playmates. j An open air service was held at the Wild Rose Cemetery which was 1 conducted by Rev. Gregory of Kend rick. The friends of the bereaved fam- j J ily extend their heartfelt sympathy j to those who have suffered such a ! heavy loss. j ; -------- School Starts Monday At a meeting of the school board this week it was decided to start school next Monday, January 20. All of the teachers are here and are ready to begin their work. Prof, White has recovered from his attack of the flu and is rapidly regaining his strength. The board felt that as there were so many who were protesting against keeping school closed any longer, it was best to resume work as long as the town is free from influenza cases. , Death of Tommy McDowell Tommy McDowell, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDowell died at the home of his parents last Sunday afternoon. Ilis death was due directly to influenza which developed into pneumonia. For nearly a year his health had been poor and his weakened condition! ^ to ward off the attack ^ of influenza. He was six years of age at the time of his death. A short funeral service was held at the house Tuesday afternoon by Dr. Smith, burial service following at the cemetery. The friends of the McDowell fam ily in the community can do noth ing but express their sincere sym pathy for those who have been so sadlv bereaved. From "Rip" Zoyer The following interesting letter from Rip Zoyer was sent to the Gazette by Bob Shumaker, of Pull mar.. Rip's many friends here wilI be glad to read the letter. Andilly, France. Dec. 11, 18. ! Well Bob I guess you will be sur prised to hear from me. It will soon be three years since I left the town of Kendrick and my thoughts often wander back to the old place, I suppose you are still working for the Kendrick Store Co. Right now I have a dandy job working for the good old U. S. Government. I am now in the regular army, Machine Gun Co. 55th Infantry, The best'company in the 7th Div ision, known as the "Black Devils", We are sure a bunch of fighting devils if I do say so myself. 1 spent 21 days up on the firing line, We were over the top November 10, the day before the Boche took to the tall timber. Believe me they | found out that the Yanks could fight. The day I went over the top sure was exciting going across "No Man's Land". Every time we heard one of those big shells coming we hit the dirt and believe me I sure got close to the ground. The ob ject in laying down is that a shel 1 can burst 10 feet away and the shrapnel will fly over. That shrap nel sure is wicked stuff. We never had very much gas. I was gassed one night, but the gas was pretty ; weak and it never affected me very much. I claim I was a lucky bird, Say Bob there are a lot of Kend rick boys over here, but the only fellow or person I have seen since I left Kendrick was Otto Rauschke and I met him in a little French town last week. Well I sure didn't know him. He came and said "are you Rip Zoyer" I said "that's me, I who are you?" When he told, I sure was glad to hear it. We had a long talk about Kendrick. He said that he, Otto Rauschke, was in the 115th Engineers. Well since the war has stopped fine. Nevertheles I will be glad when I step on on American soil again. j Well Bob give my regard to my j 0 ld friends and pass the letter a rounc j to some of them so they can 1 get my address. I'll sure be glad we have been cleaning up the old battlefields up till last Sunday. . . We are now on our way to uux embufg for a while. Don't know when we will get back to the States. Hope it is soon, altho 1 like this to hear f rom them. As ever, your friend, Pvt. F. Zoyer, Machine Gun j q 0 , 55 th Infantry, 7th Division, A. j e.;f., France. __ No Flu in Kendrick There have been no new cases of flu in Kendrick for some time and the few who are still confined to the house with the disease are past the stage where any danger of con tagion exists. Conditions at pre sent -look very favorable in town, j although there area large number of cases in the territory tr ib uay, as nearly all of the ridges have a number of cases, some of quite serious. Willing to Repair Line At a mass meeting of Kendrick business men held at the town hall last Friday afternoon it was decid , , . . . .. are willing to furnish to the more nf Pofaltnh urhn nrp infpr ed to finance the repairing of the old Atchison-Van Pelt phone line between Kendrick and Southwick. It is estimated that there are sever al miles of wire missing on the line and this the Kendrick business men far mers of Potaltch who are interested in putting the line in a serviceable condition. The Potlatch Telephone Company has agreed to furnish switch board service on this line free of charge. The matter is being taken up with interested parties on Potlatch ridge and it is hoped that service will be re-established on this line in the near future. From Tom Long Nov. 25, 1918. Dear Homefolks: Will drop you a few lines today. This is Sunday and the first one we have seen for several months that we didn't have to work. We are liv ing in barracks at present near Blu Court, about ten miles from Ver dun. We were through there a few days before the armistice as signed as we had to go there to cross the Meuse river with our guns because the Boche had blown up the ones ahead of us. We never reached our last position as things were brought to a close while we were on the road. We have been busy cleaning things up in general lately. We looked somewhat run down but stilk had lots of pep. We went in our first position the 6th of July near Montmuroil and followed the Boche to the Vesle river. They pulled us | out of there and we convoyed to the St. Mihiel sector. We got as far as Thiecourt on that drirve when we were moved to this sector. We were in the Argonne and Meuse battles and were only out of range of the enemy guns once and that was when we moved from the Chateau Thierry front. I suppose if the war had continued we wuolcT have been relieved sooner or later, We made a good record while we were in it and saw some hard scrap ; ping. It sure has been a greatfex perience and 1 am glad I had a hand in it. The weather is pretty cool now but no rain. I suppose this is due to the fact that there is no shelling, Every big barrage we were in, it rained. Sometimes for days it waa a continual roar of the guns but the only time we noticed it was I when it ceased for a few moments. December 9, 1918. We are a part of the occupation troops. We are billetted on the line between Luxemburg and Ger many. I have already had my feet on German soil but we are not al lowed to go wandering around over there. We came through Luxem burg a few days ago. The people 1 J v * are very nice to us here. We are living in a convent. Have plenty 'of water and electric lights. ! Everything is awfully high. I paid two marks or fifty cents for five pieces of candy that we used to sell for about five cents and other things are in proportion. There isn't any thing that we need very badlv, though, so it doesn't matter so far we are concerned. Fat and guirar are t he scarcest articles K I Tth d The people all seem to be very There are quite a number of people here who speak English and some that have lived in the States. The weather is damp and foggy but not very cold. Suppose you are of having snow by this time. I have n > t seen any snow ß j nc e we left New York. We have never been any p i ace that was as disagreeable as Camp Mils, L. I. I certainly hope your flu epidemc j s ove r and that you have escaped ; ti will ring off for this time, wish you a happy and prospreous a New Year. With love to all. Tom. them__ Pure Bred Stock Wanted ^esse tö'send a description of the O. S. Fletcher, county agent, is anxious to get the names of every breeder of registered cattle, sheep and hogs who have these animals for sale, and also the names and ad of any having high grade dairy cattle for sale. He has many inquiries for such animals, especial ly dairy cattle and registered beef cattle and hogs. Any or^ having any of these animals for sale is re animals, the number, and price to Mr. Fletcher, at Moscow and he will probably send a buyer. Mr. Fletcher is doing all he can to en courage the breeding of better stock in Latah county and has a list of farmers who want to get better ani mals for breeding purposes. Mr. Fletcher being employed by the county is doing this work without expense to the farmers, thus saving commissions and "middlemen's profits."