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Boost For Better
Into Kendrick
Give Your Home
A Chance
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
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
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
School Notes
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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
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
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state has ever had. But why argue
the case. The present legislature
will not thus stultify itself.
Dr. Smith's Sermon
lowing after God and his word.
"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
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
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
"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
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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
Anderson's Store Burned
Last Friday morning at 1:30 a fire
was discovered in the rear of An
derson Brothers'store at Juliaetta.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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
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
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n.S. Cox and family are all ill
with the flu on Potlatch ridge.
Mrs. James Boten is taking care of,
Six Million Deaths From Flu
! From the London Times:
' estimates of deaths over the whole
world from any single epidemic are
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
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
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
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
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Orcutt s farewell editorial
feeding to an over-indulgent lot of
Will Get Phone Service
Last week Wilj Stump, Julius
Hoppe, Wesley Hartinger, Herman
Lohman and several Kendrick busi
ness men got together to discuss the
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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
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a guarantee that they would pay
for the poles covering a distance of
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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
"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
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do no other. We are constrained
to feel that any man who reaches
the point of resolution is worthy of
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
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forget it. if He will; let us try a new
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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
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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.

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