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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. JANUARY 24. 1919 NUMBER 4 Capitol Correspondence *,One mistake the present legisla ture is making lies in the caustic criticisms it is heaping on the for mer administration. Its avowed purposes to be economical is of little value at this time. At the end of two years, if its balance sheet shows in good deeds.honestly performed, the general public will readily apprecfate it. To call upon the people now to behold how good and great the members of the pres ent legislators are, is camouflage and will not be taken at par. As a matter of fact the present legislautre, as others that have gone before, is made up of common, everyday men. They all intend to be honest and most of them are. The financial record thus far is as follows: Seventy-five thousand dol lars was appropriated for expenses, twenty-two hundred for stationery etc. and ten dollars for postage, but on this latter item hangs a tale. The resolution appropriating that sum for each member was passed by practically a unanimous vote. The next day one young man's con science was distrubed as the ten dol lar postage resolution loomed up as a petty graft and he accordingly moved a reconsideration on which the vote stood 32 ayes, 27 noes and five absent and the motion was lost. But the third day the same pro position was brought up and now ' our solons will receive five dollars for postage, the same as former members. There seemed to be one argument in favor of the higher rate. Postage had kept pace with the high cost of living so that even ten dollars was a meager sum to tide many of the members over the two years before them. A republican legislator insinuat ed that some measly democrat had stolen the clock that had done ser vice many years in Representative Hall. Another republican, piously inclined, thanked God that the Eagle still spread his wings over the dome of the State House but representative Moody quietly re marked, "Wait two years and then look for the Eagle." Time will tell. A new clock has been instal led. Of course we have an inher ited suspicion of legislatures in general and we are of the opinion that the present bodies are no bet ter or worse than those of former years. A visit to the Senate proved of great interest. The first question that arose in the writer's mind was; "How did the president of the Sen ate, otherwise the Lieutenant Gov ernor, land his job? We distinctly remember that we voted for him but then we had neither seen nor heard him. We simply barked after the track. The ex-republican presid ent, Taylor, was a guest of the Sen ate and gave a short talk. This gave an opportunity for compar isons and surely the present man a subject of profound commisera ion. Governor Davis is a fine heal thy looking man but the "Flu" is no respecter of persons. If it should get him- what would become of lit tle Idaho? The Senate by a strict party vote, postponed indefinitely senate mem orial favoring a league of nations. It was vainly urged by the demo crats that it involved a world and not a party question. Here the democrats were clearly in the wrong for if a league of nations is formed President Wilson will get credit for it. The republicans were equally in the wrong by making it a party question for the league of na tions is already assured. Three officials had been regularly appointed by Governor Alexander. These were not recent appointments but were for long tern s. The dear public was not given the sign of a reason why the Senate refused confirmation. It was purely par tisan act and a questionable one as to party policy. Viewed at work the Senate does not appear to be as big a body as it did when it pom pously marched into the House a week ago. There have been but three county division bills introduced to date. The large republican majority will by of be of of on Sheriff Getting Busy Sheriff John L. Woody, assisted by Deputy Sheriff Charles Summer field and County Attorney John Nis bet made a raid yesterday at Pot latch on the Italian quarters and captured over 100 gallons of red wine, called "Dago Red." Three^ Italians were arrested and are to arrive in Moscow tonight. The wine was stored mostly in barrels and tested about 90 per cent of alcohol. The officers appear to be carrying out their pre-election pledge of ridding Latah county of bootlegging joints. It is safe to j say that bootlegging will soon see its last days with these officers. A large and enthusiastic crowd of people were at the depot in Pot latch to see the sheriff off on his maiden trip. Several were there with cameras and took snap shots of him as he rounded the corner at the depot carrying a ten-gallon carbouy of the liquor.—Star-Mirror. American Ridge Wedding A quiet wedding was solemnized on American ridge last Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, when Miss Grace Marion Wilson was united in marriage to Mr. Carrol Cox. Miss Wilson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wilson, well known res idents of the Pine Creek section. Mr. Cox is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cox of American ridge. .The wedding ceremony was per formed by Dr. Smith at the home i of the groom's parents in the pres ence of relatives of the bride and groom. After the marriage a bountiful dinner was served. j The happy couple will make their home on one of the M. V. Thomas, farms on the ridge, which Mr. Cox ; has rented. Those who attended the wedding were: the families of William Cox and A. G. Wilsor., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kent, and Miss Agnes Cox of Lew iston. School Notes I - ) As only one new case of influenza* was reported in Kendrick for the ; past week school was again opened; on Monday, January 20 Altho at present only thirty-two are enrol-; led in the high school, we look for \ an increase soon. * Miss Abrahamson reported eight ; in her room; Miss Long, ten; Miss Byrnes, eleven. | During the vacation the entire school building was wired for electric lights. Evelyn and Harold Hanson enter ed high school Monday. not find smooth sledding when these come to a head. Here for once party is forgotten in the scramble to satisfy some ambitious city that so earnestly desires a county seat The clans are gathering and if the three new counties are not formed it will not be the fault of the lob byists. The "Flu" has tackled several members of the legislature. If it should become rampant and cause the solons to adjourn sine die it would not be an unmixed e v il, for it matters continue as started the tax payers will continue to groan. The retiring State Auditor makes many voluminous recommendations as to the matter of handling the business of the state in a more econ omical manner than it has been handled. Doubtless many of these recommendations are valuable but when he urges that the office of Commissioner of Education be abol ished he is treading on dangerous ground. There is no doubt that the two offices, state superintendent and commissioner of education, are expensive luxuries but seeing that we cannot get rid of the office of state superintendent by amending the state constitution, the only way is to pay the piper. To put Dr. Bryan out of office now would be educational suicide. He is clearly the most efficient educator this ... , , D , state has ever had. But why argue the case. The present legislature will not thus stultify itself. 1 Dr. Smith's Sermon lowing after God and his word. "Service" "Call upon the Lord, seek him while He is nigh." Here we are, j all of us, boys and girls, little and ; C. big, shut in by the "flu." We need | something to keep our hearts fol- 1 We must serve just the same or be slackers. We will be bawled out just as Moses was by the angel at the mountain. We need to be. We oft are, but we begin to make ex cuses, like Moses did. But hold on, God knows and he will find you a way to come through, if you only obey, seek and call, Parents, if ever you needed a bawling out you need it here and now. Not alone because you neg lect your children's spiritual out look, but because you are too in different about your own religious work. The lodge work, the Red Cross and a hundred other enter ir. prises are fine and point in the right direction, but stop only one minute and look God in the face and pray! Your child demands it, your whole life demands it. Now stop and call upon the Lord. Ask him to course your life and urge you on in the God given way. Hear me, * Kendrick's community will never be near her goal until the heads of families hold the sac red altar of family worship again. You must. It is not a matter of choice—it is really life or death to your children, spiritual life. Oh, that you would hear the voice of God calling to you to do this, You put up three excuses. First, I don't know how. Ask God's or dained servant, he will tell you. Second, It takes so much time. Who owns the time? Third, you say "I can't see the need,." Try it once for three weeks and if you are not pleased and benefited, come to your pastor and receive full payment for every minute you took to dojtlje duty and get pay at the rate of one dollar an hour. Now go do your duty. "Call upon the Lord while He is nigh." You say if my time comes I am ready to go. You tell not the ) truth—you are not ready at all. You think more, ot business and ; monev than you do of God. You . , , , ... , . are in bondage to these things and God wants to release you. You do \ not see the danger, Hear me. Seek the Lord. For ; sake your careless ways. Call upon the name of the Lord and be saved. | Read in the bible how easy it is to become a child of God, tobe born again. John I, 5, 1. "Whosoever be lieves that Jesus is the Christ is born of God." Not will be, but IS. School Started Monday Tho Kendrick pub , ic gph ool start ed Monday morning, resuming work wbere jt was left nearly three months ago. A very light attend ance so far this week has been re corded but it is believed that if con ditions remain favorable the first of the week, the attendance will be steadily increased. Nearly all of the neighboring towns have been holding school since their epidemic of the fiu and most of them have re g a j ned practically normal attend ance at the classes . £) r R e || y p rov ided each teacher jwith a ther mometer and anv child who hag a cold or ghows any sym pt oms 0 f being ill will be ex am j ned sc hool by the teacher. Good ventilation is also furnished and everything done t0 safeguard the health of the children. The class rooms are thoroughly fumi gated. Anderson's Store Burned Last Friday morning at 1:30 a fire was discovered in the rear of An derson Brothers'store at Juliaetta. I headway. By strenuous efforts the • hotel on one side and the drug store ; on the other, were saved although were both damaged consider ably. Anderson Brothers carried qqo i nsura nce on the building but and stock of merchandise was in and 1 sured in the sum of $6,000. Death of Ralph Boehl Ralph Boehl, who spent his boy- ! hood days in Kendrick, died at the ' home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Boehl, of Lewiston. His death was caused by pneumonia fol lowing influenza. Mr. Boehl was about 26 years of age and had been employed for the past two years by the Lewiston Mercantile Co., being ir. charge of the mechanical equip ment used partment. He was ill with influenza several weeks prior to his death, having contracted the disease the latter part of December. Mr. Boehl held the confidence of all his associates. in the bean cleaning de His exemplary habits and pleasing j disposition made friends for him among those with whom he as sociated. His mother requested that three of his boyhood friends from Kend rick should be among the pall bear ers. Ed Long, Harry McKeever and Stuart Compton acted in that capa city, leaving for Lewiston last Sun day afternoon. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Vas sar chapel, the Rev. Fred H. Thomp son having charge of the service. Mrs. George Davidson lean August 13, 1884. She received her education in the public schools of Latah county and the high school of Kendrick, fitting herself for teach ing, which vocation she followed until her marriage. On June 15th 1908 she was united in marriage to George F. Davidson. To this union four children were born, two daughters and two sons. I Fern Carlton was born on Amer ridge near Kendrick, Idaho, When young in years she attended ! a protracted meeting tunity was given for anyone wish ing to become a Christian to come forward. This brave little girl, accompanied by her sister, went tor ward and dedicated her life to the service of her Savior. Many friends will recall this incident; one has said "The impression it made will never be forgotten." She was a de voted member of the Methodist Episcopal church, having been a member of the board of stewards the greater part of her church life. An nnnnr I __________ _____ The^ever-willingness and efficiency of sister Davidson made forcera prominent place in all social and re ligious functions of the community, Shehad the influenza, and when apparently recovering, complica tions developed which skill and friends could not combat, and after great suffering the end was peace. The devoted wife, the loving indul gent mother, died January 17, 1919, aged 34 years, 5 months and 4 days, While her presence is gone her life will still speak to the beloved who mourn. She leaves her mother, a sister and the deovted husband with her four little darlings to care for. i Not-with-standing the great in clemency of the weather a great concourse of friends assembled at the home Sunday at 11 a. m. in re spect to the deceased and shed sympathizing tears with the be reaved. A short service was held at the home with interment at the Amer ican ridge cemetery. A memorial service will be held at the Amer ican ridge church at a later date. — By the Pastor, J. C. Gregory. Juliaetta Items J. D. Hampton's father and broth 1er, Earl, from Kendrick visited with him last week. We are glad to see Earl improving in health and hope he may continue to improve, Mrs. Luther Hampton and cniId ren visited with Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hampton over Sunday. R - Moscow is I with her sister, Mrs. G. • M Clintic. ; Not a case of flu in town at this time. , , j.i n.S. Cox and family are all ill with the flu on Potlatch ridge. Mrs. James Boten is taking care of, them. Six Million Deaths From Flu ! From the London Times: ' estimates of deaths over the whole world from any single epidemic are Thoj very hard to form, there seem to be reasonable grounds for believing that some six millions have perish ed of influenza and pneumonia dur ing the past twelve weeks. Busi ness has been interfered with by the epidemic in every country in the world, and enormous losses both in the earning power and in trade have been suffered. The cost of the "in fluenza war" cannot be reckoned, but that it is colossal does not ad mit of doubt. This plague is, it would seem, five j times more deadly than war. It has been estimated that the war caused the death of 20 million persons in four years. In the same period at its epidemic rate, influenza would have killed 108 million. Never since the Black Death has such a plague swept over the world; never, perhaps, has a plague been more stoically accepted. In India alone more than 3 million deaths occurred. When we come to the geograph ical course ot the epidemic we find what seems like confirmation of i this view of augmenting virulence. The epidemic began an Spain dur- 1 I ing last summer. It was then mild and there were comparatively few deaths. In that form it spread a cross Europe, visiting London about June. It was treated by the public rather as a joke and the victims soon recovered. The epidemic then reached America, and in August and September we began to hear very disquieting accounts of it. In these months it had practically dis- 1 appeared from London. October saw the beignning of the return | ! i^rney and the beginning of the ! I present plague. As might have been i expected the ports were first in volved, Glasgow and Liverpool in particular suffering very heavily for a considerable time before other centers were affected. Next the disease reached London, to which no doubt it was brought by travelers in the thru trains. Orcutt Sells Newspaper ! P. L. Ocrutt, who has published the Clearwater Republican at Oro- j fino for the past five years, sold his plant to a local syndicate. The|K paper will now be under the man agement of W. H. Gillespie, a south Idaho newspaper man of exper ! newspaper ience. Mr. contained the following paragraph: "In giving up newspaper work we are not leaving Idaho, nor moving from this county. We will proceed to till the soil and make a few orig inal discoveries in plowing corn and milking cows. We will become a full fledged farmer that will try to i take some of the advice about pigs and silos we have been all too long „ .., , .. ... „. Orcutt s farewell editorial feeding to an over-indulgent lot of subscribers." Will Get Phone Service 1 Last week Wilj Stump, Julius Hoppe, Wesley Hartinger, Herman Lohman and several Kendrick busi ness men got together to discuss the . . T. j * . ... ,. best method of re-establishing phone service between Kendrick and Southwick. It didn't take long for the above mentioned gentlemen to get together on a proposition that will apparently solve the prob lem that has been bothering the residents on Potlatch ridge and K endr j ck As a result of the meeting the Kendrick business men sent up 450 pounds of wire, some insulators and j ^-------- "'7,' V"7 , , a guarantee that they would pay for the poles covering a distance of . , . . . . have it repaired and put in operat- ( approximately two miles. With this assistance it is believed the phone service will he kept up to standard. Kendrick has no inter est in the line except insofar as her assistance has been necessary to ing condition. Sermon by Rev. Gregory Luke "I am resolved what to do.' 16, 4. The mjtn who is referred to in this text was bad at heart yet desired to be looked upon favorably by those who knew him. When he could de ceive his master no longer and was forced from his employ, he said, "I am resolved what to do." He would not make amends to his mas ter, but went deeper into deceit and wrong, with the idea of profiting at the expense of another. We are many times made to admire the re solutions of men though they may not contain all we would have them. As we recall the resolutions of men in the various vocations of life, their effort and sacrifice to attain their purpose, we feel the import anee of the task absorbs the entire being. As we have read of men who desecrated rights, ruined cities, billed logions and waded through blood, with a resolution to conquer, we feel their purpose was of vast meaning to them; but alas! as we think of the murder and weigh the crime there comes over us a shiver, which causes us to breath out the thought ' 0h ! that the resolutions of men were to make more of the op P° l 'tunities of this life in which man a dut y is to build a character, pure and «ndefiled, I confess for my part, to be profoundly moved by a great resolution. I recall a picture I once saw. A man who had come to the point of destiny, his brow is knit, his eyes look afar and see nothing; his lips are drawn together like the clasps upon the manacle of a prisoner, the pose seemed to in dicate that this man would plunge 1 throu * h foamin g billows, the wil derness of the mountain and thru | the dreadcd storms of winter, to ac ! complish^his decision; beneate tee i P' cture was written these words, " The die cast." Resolution is a sublime spectacle, when life rises up t° meet the tempest, when all one ' s 8tren * th sprin « s U P to break down spite and iron y- is a vision i e duipped to catch the eyes of the an Kels of God. When we think of men like Mar tin Luther beset by dignified synod, ! environed by hedges of angry polit ical opponents, there is no one who can be lacking in sensitiveness to his high resolve. When he looks all j- his ) n the face he knows how his llfe 1S ia Jeopardy and faces dan cl ® a s U - own up im There is something past be ie * m the splendor of the man, he *°°^ s beyond and sees the smiling ! face of the great God, and says. Here I stand, God help me, I can . .. „ ... ' . , do no other. We are constrained to feel that any man who reaches the point of resolution is worthy of respect. people never grow Sometimes people grow bad with out purpose but we are convinced good without purpose. It is a solemn truth at tested by all the records of the world that no life happens into goodness. We don t stumble into virtue; we don't rise upon the stones of anything other than sub lime purpose when we grow to be good and learn to be true. It would be better to attempt the high er life a thousand times and miss it than never to have tried at all. I am not asking about your past, let God remember that if He must, or ... , . . „ . forget it. if He will; let us try a new . . chance; let us begin a new race; let us turn our faces and our feet God's way and make for a new life. Farmers May Get Nitrate Notice has been given to O. S. Fletcher, Agricultural agent for Natali county, that the U. S. De partment of Agriculture will sell «nat a «unnlv nf nitrate of «oda to . pp ^ farmers in Latah county, i. Qr m:r;n n freier tn fhpir «hin ( in addition, freight tc their Jnp The nitrate will be sold under authority of the Food Control Act and subsequent legislation relating thereto. The price will be $81.00 a ton, free on board cars at loading point or port. Farmers are to pay ping points.