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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 7. 1919 NUMBER 7 CAPITOL NEWS BY Deeds and Misdeeds of The State Legislature The legislature is lacking in in terest. Visitors are few but lob byists are plentiful. Regular visit ors, if there are any such, soon be come tired when they find emptv halls instead of regular sessions. Why so little time is required to perform the duties devolving upon the Idaho salons is not easily under stood. Certainly the House up to date holds the record for short sessions. The two Richards of the state legislature were out again last Sun day with the Boise Gun Club but failed as usual. The Richard of Lewiston was high man with a record of 49 out of a possible 50 but his partner fell down. The final score was 92 to 87 in favor of Boise team. Poor Richards! we are sorry for them. It is to be hoped that they are making better score's in their duties to their constituents. The Albion Normal Schoal again in danger. We say again be cause this is a biennial occurance. That there is danger is judged mainly from the formidable lobby that is making its headquarters in Boise. Members of this lobby give reasons for their presence. It is said that the Commissoiner of Education approves the consolida tion- of the Albion Normal with the Pocatello Polytechnic school. This puts the Pocatello influence against the Normal. Then, too, there is another deep laid scheme. It is proposed to make the president of the normal president of the new school. This puts the president in favor of consolidation. But more than this—it thus secures the influ ence of one of the most unscrupu lous politicians in Boisa in favor of the change. With the above facts staring the Albion .people in the face it is needless to say that they are worried. It is all the town has left. The county seat has been moved and should the Normal be taken away and the buildings turn ed into a reform school or for the cafe of the feeble minded or insane, Albion would indeed, be left in a bad wav. a a bad wav. The retiring Adjutant General. is under heavy tire at this time. In cluded with him is the ex-governor. The situation looks bad for both. The investigation is under way but no report has been rendered but the conversation in the hotel lobbys and the statements in the daily press are not assuring. There are no large sums involved but the Adjut ant Generals fund seems to have paid for hunting trips and such like. If it amounts to anything it is nothing more than a case of petty graft. The Administration Bill had smooth sailing in the Senate. Of course it was passed by a strict party vote which might be said to be almost unanimous. The new governor seems to have found some thing new in state administration that will cure the ills under which Idaho, and every other state in the union, has long been a silent suffer er. The power that this new bill places in the hands of the governor is somewhat alarming when one considers the quality of the men who have occupied the governor's chair in the past. The House promises at least some discussion of this dangerous looking bill. The old Primary law seems doom ed. The bill now before the Senate makes very radical changes.- But | how the bill will look when it is sent up to the governor is a matter ot speculation. One thing is cer tain, it will he an improvement on the present law because it could not be worse. Another thing it will accomplish; it will keep the non partisans out of the old established parties. We have heard little talk ot a forty day session lately. There are reasons for this. The legislators a a Another Man Falls Henry Ford, who has purchased a country newspaper in Michigan in a town of about a thousand inhabit ants, ought to make at least a tem porary success of the venture. Backed by several million dollarsj ■he is, it will probably be a year or so before he will have to go baek to the manufacture of mechampal toys to replete his fallen fortunes. WITH THE ARMY 0F_ Tom Long Stationed on The Rhine in Germany Karlich, Germany. Dear Homefolks: We arrived here Sunday and are in sight of the Rhine River at last, We are almost 18 kilometers from Coblenz. As far as we can see the whole country along the Rhine is and factories with what large mansions on the houses looks like higher ground. We were almost a month on thè road. Of course we stopped at different places for a few days. We sure saw some rough looking country and cloudy weather. We were afraid of getting snowed in the last place we stopped. I saw too many sleighs to suit me and lots of timbered bills. a it to The people are very nice as far as outward appearances go. Of course we don't expect them to receive us like the French did—it's a different proposition altogether. We go about our business and they theirs. We have a good place to live at present. About fifty of us are oc cupying what probably used to be a banquet hall, or something of that sort. We have cots with straw ticks aod coke to burn^ Some of the boys are sleeping on feather beds -in private families. There is very little to be bought at the stores here. Theif stocks are small. All the heavy trucks here have steel tires. , From the looks of things their rubber supply was ex hausted. They sure stare at us with a our rubber tired tractors and gun wheels, besides our hip boots which we are not allowed to wear any more except when absolutely neces sary. Later: Yesterday was a white Christmas here but not very cold and most of the snow is gone today, j We passed the day very well. Had a band concert in the morning and a very good dinner. The boys re ceived their packages but not all , of them. They will probably come j in any day now. I had three bund-j les of papers besides your letters, Wilcox sent papers pretty often. I haven't the slightest idea when we will be home and 1 don't sup pose anyone else has. Will know we are there when the boat lands. Well, I will close for this time. Excuse bum writing and pencil, but I lost my pen in a haymow on the road over. Hope you have all spent a pleasant Christmas and New Year. Love to all, Corporal E. T. Long, Bat. A., 148 F. A., A. E. F. | Art Hartinger writes that he ex pects to return from across the waters about the first of April, j He sent a photograph to his brother, Weslev, of a huge pile of human bones and skulls, probably the bones of murdered Armenians. A nurse arrived the first of the week from Moscow to care for Miss Abrahamson, who is ill with influ enza. It's tne easiest thing you know to subscribe to the Gazette. Just mail a check for a dollar and a half and ; we will do the rest. are socially inclined and Boise is an entertaining town at this season of the year and the per deim of the J lawmaker is sufficient to keep them in comfort and the business at home , never misses them, so why not stay is, why ■ the limit? and the answer not? 1 Enthusiastic Road Meeting Held Banquet Served to Large Body of Good Roads Boosters At Kendrick Hotel Dining Room, Friday - No one knew how it happened, who started it or where it origin ated, but at the appointed tim« of 6:30 p. m., last Friday eveninf, a crowd numbering about sixty gbod roads boosters gathered in- the din ing room of the Kendrick Hotel. The crowd was made up principally of Kendrick business men but there were a few guests from out of town, j including the county commissioners, ; - our sheriff, prosecuting attorney, j county engineer, C. W Juliaetta and Henry Emmett of Little Bear ridge. I Plates were laid at a long table ! to accomodate all and an appetizing j banquet was served by an unknown j chef. However, as soon as the | Jessup ot 1 ___„ (t ! coffee was served the mystery was , ; solved as suen coffee could be made j by no one but N. Brocke. He ja as j ably assisted by Henry Hill |nd j ; others. Henry made the soup. ' at a of After the banquet M. 0. Raby i presided during the remainder of [ Jhe evening and after explaining 1 that the object of the meeting was | to provide means for improving the j road between Kendrick and Juli- : etta, he called upon all interested to make suggestions as to the best ) manner of procedure. j After considerable discussion it was decided to raise funds by pub lie subscription to put the road on a grade not to exceed five per cent. The commissioners agreed to put up dollar for dollar for any sum which the combined efforts of Kendrick and Juliaetta might raise. A sub scription paper was passed around by Charles McKeever and the last heard of it there was pledged over $800 as Kendrick's share. It was Smith that the road could be put ir shape for approximately $2500 This road when finished will con nect with the Fix ridge grade which does not exceed six percent, and Will give an outlet to the High way which is to.run from Lewiston to Moscow. There will be no at tempt to surface the road this sum mer but it will be in shape to'be estimated by County Engineer easily finished as soon as some of the proposed hard surfaced grades are under course of construction into Kendrick. It will also event ually be a link in the Kcndrick Juliaetta-Lewiston Highway. A committee composed of M. V. j Thomas, E. P. Atchison, John J Waide, Ralph Knepper and A. Wil mot was appointed to meet with a like committee from Juliaetta to , make plans for the construction of j the road. This matter having been satis factorily disposed of, Joday Long suggested that it might be well to consider fixing the stretch of road from the Bear Creek bridge to the ! foot ot Waundcher gulch grade, I The proposition met with favor and ; a committee consisting of M. V. Thomas, Joday Long and James j Emmett was appointed to view this stretch of road in company with the ; county commissioners. This was done the following day but no definite conclusion could be reached until the county surveyor had an opportunity to go over the road and give an estimate as to the prob a ^ e cos ^ °f putting it in shape, j After this the committee was auth orized to call a mass meeting of in terested citizens for the purpose of devising ways and means of getting' this piece of road built perman-J ently. Sheriff Woody then suggested that the commissioners select a day in N. E. Walker Elected Mayor of Kendrick Last Tuesday At Board 1 meeting of the Village held at the town hall Tues day night, the resignation of Mayor J L. G. Petersun was accepted. N. E. Walker was elected to fill his place, , Mr. Walker has served two terms on the board as a Village trustee ■ and is thoroughly acquainted with 1 the duties which are required to j reported that they favored the idea ; - and would fix a date in the near j future and that this date would be everything done to make the day a I successful one. E. W. Lutz sug ! gested that this day be declared a j holiday from business all over the j county and the suggestion met with | hearty favor. By unanimous con - ; the near future which shonld be known as Good Roads Day all over the county. On this day every man in the county who is able to work will be expected to donate a day's work upon the county roads. It is | needless to say that the suggestion 1 advertised all over the county and ,A.wi,;„ n , sent the meeting then adjourned. 1 he following account of the good roads meeting held in Juliaetta . j Saturday afternoon, was taken trom ' ° ' 1 " no the Tribune: i At 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon [ 60 good roads boosters met in the 1 town hall at Juliaetta, this being a | continuation of the adjourned meet j ing held at Kendrick Friday even : ing. C. W. Jessup called -the meeting ) to order, after which N. M. Talbott j was chosen chairman of the meet it ing. The first speaker ir at was County Commissioner Columbus Clark, who stated the commissioners of Latah county endorsed this move ar.d would appropriate dollar for dollar on the amount of money raised by the people . He referred to the hard surfaced roads throughout California where land was not one third as productive as here. He stated- that the commissioners of -Latah county are on record that of they,will go the limit allowed by law of appropriating 2 \ mills ° n the dollar of the taxable property of the county for good roads. The next speaker was Sheriff John L. Woody, who for years served as county commissioner of this dis trict. He stated that roads and road work constituted the most ser ious problems the board of county commissioners have to solve. He also stated that in the past the money raised from auto licenses has been distributed equally among the three commissioner districts of the county. the county. County Engineer Smith spoke of J the engineering features of the road c between Kendrick and Juliaetta as well as the proposed grade leading from Juliaetta up to h ix ridge. R. J. Anderson spoke ir. favor of the contract system of road build in 2 Walter Clark offered to donate $500 for the Juliaetta-Fix ridge road, „whereupon his brother, Columbus Clark, said: "I cannot bear to allow my brother to exceed me in liberality toward the building of good roads, and I, too, will give $500 toward the Fix ridge road." which brought cheeis if not tears from the aud ' ence - A subscription paper was then started tor the Juliaetta*Kendrick road, and is being liberally signed, This will be followed by the Juliaetta-Fix ridge petition, which road will run to the bridge at the head of Little Pojlatch, which will be met by the road from Genesee and the one from Moscow, The European armistice has been signed, the league of nations seems | a reality, and the hat of the booster ^ of good roads is now in the ring to j stay. Power to the cause. fulfill the office of mayor. The affairs of the town are safe in his hands. The board passed a ruling where by it will be neeesary to secure a perimt from the local health officer before holding a dance within the j corporate limits of Kendrick. This ! ruling will be rigidly enforced. The Flu Still With Us The fourth grade was dismissed the first of the week on account of the fact that several of the pupils in that room were taken ill with the ; flu. Four cases developed in town all told. All ot them are in a mild form and care is being exercised so that it is thought there is no great danger of the number of cases increasing. | -r^--------- ----------------- I inrnil 1*1 fill ATI fl IIP LIBtHAL UUNAIIUNb FOR BETTER GRADE ^ T T , j r» 11 ° ver Two Thousand Dpllars Already Subscribed The list of subscriptions from S both Kendrick and Juliaetta are given below. This money is to be used for the purpose of putting the ____________..... roa d between the two towns on a . p ve p ercen t grade .The county com mssioners will put up an equal a mount for the purpose. $100— M. V. Thomas, E. P. Atch ison, W'. A. Wilmot, J. T. Moser. $50— E. E. Bechtol. of $25— N. E. Walker, T. H. Sturdc vant, C. F. Byrne, A. K. Carlson, Sarti Callison, James Emmett. $20 Overland Motor Co., R. D Newton, Joday Long, Jake Grinolds, Ed Dammerell, J. F. Brown, N. B. i Long, John Forance, Farmers Hard ware Co. $15 C. S. Carroll, Ralph B. Knep per, Edgar Long. $10—J. R. Haizlip, Stanton Bros, E. W. Lutz, John W'aide, M. O. Raby, Glen Porter, Chas. McKeev er, Harry Grinolds, W. A. Roth-. well, Otto Sehupfer, W. L. Rogers, Chas. Guy, Theo. Riley. i n j Crocker, .Elmer j Dunk | e ' Joe !vy. $5— H. P. Hull, O. E. MacPherson, J. C. Gregory, Theo. Hansen, F. Chamberlain, R. Densow, G. N. Baker, W'. M-. McCrea, Frank Bigham, A. V. Long. $2.50—Fred Wilkenson, Marvin Long. $2.00— Geo a. Pears, Wright, B. F. Shay, Total $10,17 N. Brochke $25 in labor. C. G. Compton, 2 days, team. C larence Bechtol, 5 days labor. I T. J. Fleshman. 2 days, team. Juliaetta's cash subscriptions to wards building a 5 percent road over the Powell hill on Juliaetta Kcndrick road: $100—Columbus Clark, Bank of Juliaetta, Alexander's Store, Grose c i ose & Richardson, Odem's Store, $ 50 —J. C. Hamil, C. W. Jessup,, Frank Vincent. $ 40 —(J, H. Daugherty. $ 30 —Milton F. Morgan. $25— James Langdon, W. A. Perry man, W. G. Hutchison, W'. W. Hall, M . G . Carlton. $20— S. S. Taber. $10—Ira W. Fix, C. S. Biddison, Charles Hill, J. W. Davis. $5—J W. Taylor, N. M. Talbott, B. C. Custdr, Eben Adams, R. F. Pepple, Clara F. Dygert, Geo. Dennler, David Dennler, John Carl tor)i ß. H. Weatherby, Walter (Jlark, George Calvert, J. R. Fisher, Florian Sehupfer. J. H. Millard, w. L. Fields, Walker Helton, W. S. Cox, J. L. Glenn, G. L. Frederick son, J. A. Stevens. Total $1010. to his a the Work Donated cn Hamil Hill. Columbus Clark, 2 teams, 1 day. Wm. Cox, 2 teams 1 day. J. L. Woody, 2 teams 1 day. C. W. Jessup, 1 team 3 days. M. B . Pierce, 1 team 2 days. F. Vincent, $10 work. • Walter Clark, $5 work. F. D. White, 1 team 2 days. G. H. Daugherty, $10 work. W. F. Taylor, 1 days work. N. M. Talbott, 2 days work. J. C. Hamil, 3 days work. Sam Gruull, 2 days work. James Langdon, 2 days work. W. L. Fields, $3 work. Mr. Alexander, 1 days work. Steve Roberts, 2 days work. Clarence Dougherty, 2 teams 1 day. Frank Dygert, 1 team 1 day. I. W. Fix, 1 team 1 day. David Dennler. 1 team 1 day. W. W. Hall, 1 team 1 day.' This will practically remove the hill. BEAR RIDGE FORMING GOOD ROADS DISTRICT Sufficient Names on Petition to Secure District At a good roads meeting held on Big Bear ridge last Saturday after noon, the preliminary work wash, done for the formation of a good roads district that would include practically all the farming land on . the ridge. Conscientious objectors were in the main absent and the sentiment crystallized in favor of ^ v '* ,en ® petition was presented for the signatures of all proprety owners present. Alec Galloway has been taking the initiative and he stated that S mce the meeting nearly every land owner on the ridge had signed the petition and that he expected the district wou )d be formed with al « iuriIieu W1LI1 H1 _ mog ( the unanimous suimort of the farmers on the ridge, xhe object of the good roads dis trict as stated in the petition, which will be presented to the county commissioners at their April meet ing, is for the purposeof building anc | improving the roads within the district and to survey, lay out and construct a highway upon the most practical grade from Bear ridge to the town of Kendrick. i [t is proposed to eventually sur f ace the roads with crushed rock an d gravel. It is believed that a grade approximately five percent can be secured that will serve the interests of all residents of the r jdge in a satisfactory manner. The assessd valuation of the dis tr icf is $370,444, according to the eq Ua tized assessment of 1918. Mr. i Galloway believes that with a maxi mum tax levey all the roads on the ridge can*be put in first class shape without bonding the district. Following are the boundaries of the district: Beginning at a point in the center of Potlatch River in Latah county, State of'Idaho, where Pine Creek empties into said river, running thence in a northerlydirectiona long (d e cen t er line of said Pine Creek to the point- where the said p ]n e Creek intersects the north line 0 f (be south half of Sec. 14 in Township 39, North ot Range 2, West of the Boise Meridian, in Latah county, State of Idaho, run ning thence west on the center see tion line 5 miles more or less to a point where said line intersects the center of Bear Creek, running thence in a southerly direction along the center line'of said Bear Creek *to a point where said center line intersects the north line of see tion 24, in Township 38, North of range 33, West of the Boise Merid ian. running thence West to the northwest corner of said section 24, running thence south one half mile running thence east on the center line of Section 24 to a point where said line intersects the center of said Bear Creek, running thence in a southerly direction along the cen t er line of said Bear Creek to a point in the center of Potlatch river where said Bear Creek empties therein, running thence in a north w-esterlv direction along the center H nc of said Potlatch river to the point of beginning; all of the pro perty within the above described boundaries, being situated in Latah county. At the meeting Saturday after noon the matter of improving the telephone line on the ridge, was brought up and prospects are very favorable that the entire system will be overhauled and put in a more serviceable condition. It was propsed to put in enough new lines so that no one line would he over burdened with phones. One or pos sibly two more lines will be stretch ed to Kendrick. This is a matter that has long needed .attention and the thorough manner in which the proposed lines are to be rebuilt will be a source of satisfaction to every one. G. S. Porter was a Lewiston visitor the first of the week.