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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 14. 1919 NUMBER 8 b iv v:.' DOINGS OF OUR STATELEGISLATURE Comments Sent in by Our Boise Correspondent When we undertook to write a ''weakly" letter to the Gazette we assumed that during the meeting of the state legislature we would have plenty of good material, but our ideas have gone wrong. We do not care to criticise but thus far there is little else to dp. The present body is made up of reformers. Economy is their watchword and yet actions do not accord therewith. Here is one of many instances: A reading clerk was employed in the house, clearly an innovation. He is a young kid with a loud voice that everybody hears but nobody understands. He is paid six dollars a day. On the fifth day of Feb ruary the writer was present and the work of this special reading clerk consisted of fifteen minutes of actual reading for the day. So it goes along other lines. But why grumble? Even Boise is wishing that the legislature would adjourn and go home. * There is a movement on foot to complete the wings of the state house at a cost of $900,000.00 thus creating work for the returning soldiers—Boise soldiers. This in itself may be a very commendable thing but entirely unnecessary so far as providing accomodations for the legislative bodies is concerned as all wise conclusions of these solons are reached at the Owyhee Hotel. The legislative halls are only occasional meeting places for recording the votes already agreed upon and for this purpose the present legislative halls aré ample. A sort of hysteria has taken hold of many of the members of the state legislature in referance to the re turning soldiers. They are predict ing all sorts ot calamities unless something is done to give the sol diers jobs. The assumption is that the returning soldiers will be dumped down in a body s They seem to forget that the soldiers are coming to their own homes, at least in most cases, and rather slowly at that. Most of them will drop right into their old places having been absent but a few months. This is espeically true of the farmer sol dier. These legislators talk loudly about ''the empty stomachs" of sol diers who will thus be inclined to join the Bolshevists. They fail to remember that the soldiers are the pick of each community, the physically fit. A few days ago we happened to find the Lower House in session. The question before the House was whether an amendment to the present law, that allows ten cents a day for keeping estrays, should be changed to twenty-five cents a day. •his brought out the most spirited ■tS^cussion we have heard in this body. It was one of those rare cases when each member seemed to understand the meaning of the question at issue. Even the women showed that they had opinions on the subject. After extended dis cusison, the H. C. of L. seeming to be the determining factor, the nigh er rate prevailed. Unless Governor Davis is a wiser man than his friends believe him to be, he will be wading in deep water before his term expires. When his Bill was discussed in the House one of the brightest men in ft(a republican) believed that "this Bill is striking at the very founda tion of the state government in abolishing functions that it has taken years to build up." He was also responsible for the statement that neither the public nor the legislature understood the Bill. In view of the latter statement it would not be expected that this scribe should tell the Gazette fam ily just what the Bill is. Suffice it to say that it reorganizes the state government and reduces it from forty-eight divisions to nine, giv ing the Governor almost unlimited power. Flu On Potlatch Ridge Potlatch ridge in Leland and vicinity is now experiencing a very severe epidemic of the . flu. It is estimated that there is in the neigh borhood of forty cases oh the ridge. Until a week ago there were but very few cases but it is spreading rapidly and is now as prevalent there as it has been in any of the communities in vicinity of Kend rick at any time since the epidemic started. It was thought that as spring approached the disease would gradually die out, but this does not seem to be the case in this instance. It is to be hoped that the epidemic on the ridge will subside as rapidly as it started. GENESEE ROAD DISTRICT GARRIES Overwhelming Majority For Formation of District. The following local items were taken from the columns of the Gaz i ette of Feb. 5, 1904. | We saw at the Vollmer Clearwater j Company's hog pens, two monster The good roads movement in La tah county started with a whoop Saturday when the first election for the formation of a road district was held for the purpose of taking ac tion on a proposition to build 37 miles of hard surfaced road in what is to be known as the Genesee high way district. The proposition car ried by a vote ot 308 to 24 or more than 12 to one. The proposed highway district contains 35,000 acres of rich tarm land and has an assessed valuaton of more than $1,500,000. The pro posal which was endorsed by the property owners and tax payers of the district yesterday, is to cover the district with a net work of hard surfaced roads reaching the market towns and covering the district with a main line and branch roads. Ihe whole county is becoming in terested in road building and the prospects are^ that Latah, which has been behind many other counties, will soon take the lead in good roads. At good roads meetings held at Kendrick and Juliaetta over $2,000 in cash and labor were pledg ed to improve the road between Kendrick and Juliaetta. Bear ridge farm owners are planning for a good roads district and a petition for its formation has been circul ated.—Star Mirror. Fifteen Years Ago hogs weighing 1(190 pounds. The; were brought in by Robert Bigham and brought Mr. Bigham $51.80. Our neighbor down the line is re joicing in the near prospect of elec tric lights, the machinery and fix tures for it having arrived this week. Constable Sandberg is getting ready for another holdup, having purchased a new overcoat and gun in lieu of the one taken by the ban dits last week. John doesn't think he will shed them so easily next time and we would not like to be in the shoes of the man that tries it. Wednesady night at about 11 o' clock the town was startled by the 'sound of a revolver shqt from some where near the meat market. The bullet flew diagonally across the street and penetrated the door of (Terry's saloon, passing through the screen door on the inside and lodg ing in the fixtures, A number of children have been <jut ot school the past week with a peculiar disease for which there does not seem to be a fitting name It begins with a heavy cold and sore throat and as the disease proceeds the glands of the neck become swol len and there are gatherings in the j ears and head. While there have been no extremely serious cases, several have had ft so severely as to I excite alarm. START HIM RIQHT YOUTH g V 5^2 i j Y. M. C. A Secretary Writes Interesting Letter Written by Mr. Hoff, Who is Doing "Y* Work On the Rhine Near Luxemburg Editor Kendrick Gazette: Just before going away last sum mer you asked me to write to you some time, and this I intended to do. I ought to have written you be fore but while the fighting was still going on there was very little I could write about and since that time I have had more to do than ever, so my time for letter-writing as been very limited. Now I will give you a very short svconnt of where I have been and what' I have seen and what I have done since leaving Idaho last June. After a short visit with my folks in Minnesota I arrived in New York on July 8, and after a conference with a secretary there, I went to Springfield, Mass., to attend the Y. College. My intention was to go to France as an auto driver but in New York they decided to send me over as a physical director, and hence tne trip to Springfield where a four-week's course in athletics andmilitary drill was given. Atter this training I took my tests, got my certificate and returned to New York to wait for my passport. At the end of my third week who should I find but Rev. H. B. Emmel. Now what he and I did for a week I will not write about. On Sunday, September 1, I left New York and a few davs later was out where I could feed the fish. We landed in Liverpool Sept. 17 and went from there to London by rail. In London 1 spent three days and while there ran across an old friend of mine. Mr. Warren from Peck, Idaho. We spent one day 'together and the next day I was in France. After the red tape was over I was assigned to my field of work, not as a physical director, but as a truck drive. I told the head man at the Paris office that I wanted to work where I could do the most good and he said that the greatest problem then was the transportation, as they had a lot of stores but could not get them to the boys. They sent me to a garage to get an old truck and loaded it to the top and put two men on the seat with me and said: "Report at Bar !e Due." Some trip we had that mghf. Not one of us knew the way nor did I Cedar Creek Meeting A. G. Wilson was in town Thurs day and stated there would be a road meeting at the Goldhill school house Saturday afternoon, February 22 at one o'clock. The meeting will be held for the purpose of talking over the proposed formation of a good road district to be voted upon March 1. Those not fully un I ! know anything about the truck-- and starting out at 6:30 p. m. with 250 kilos to go, We reached our destination the next evening and after spending the night there I was sent on toward the front to Ippecourt which was to be our head quarters. It was about fifteen miles from Verdun but only about ten miles from where the Americans were fighting. At this place I was stationed until Dec. 11, when I left •far~Coblenz. My work was hauling canteen stores up toward the front and I was on the road all hours of the day and night. Most of my trips were to Mount Fecon, but also to the Argonne Woods. I did not get to take a trip to Verdun until two days after the fighting had ceased. The roads were not so bad but one thing I did not like about it, Fritz would sometimes land one of his shells in the road and then there would be no road until it was re paired. Sometimes it would take a few minutes and other times it might take hours, and waiting there with those shells whistling around—well, I would sooner go fishing. 1 went into Luxemburg two days after the first American troops ar rived there. The city sure looked good to me after seeing Verdun and a lot of other towns in France that were all shot up, and the people, there sure used us fine. Everything is going nicely and I am feeling just as well as ever and enjoy my work. The other night I took in a show at the Y and a soldier passing by me looked familiar. I asked him where he was from and he said Bon ners Ferry, Idaho. I had never been there so my next question was "Are you a school dad? He said he was and then I found out it was Lynch who attended the Normal at Lewiston four years ago. Can't tell how soon I will be start ing hack but hope it will be soon and if I ever get hack to Idaho again I hope to stay there, as there is no place better and thus far I have seen no place as good. * With best wishes to all my triends in Kendrick and vicinity I remain yours respectfully, C. Hoff, Paris, France. derstanding the plan of the district and wishing to secure an estimate as to the amount it would cost them individually for road building each year, should bring their tax re ceipts for 1918 and there will be men there who are sufficiently post ed to give them the approximate figures as to their share in the ex pense. Everyone urged to be pres ent and either boost the good road district or secure a little informa tion. Halvor Nelson Buys Farm Halvor Nelson purchased 320 acres of land near Garfield last week. The farm is well improved and every acre is under cultivation. He has a large cow bam, silo, large horse barn, a good house and other buildings on the place. All build ings are lighted by electricity fur nished by his own electric light plant. Mr. Nelson states that the principal crops are small grass, peas and corn. Considerable dairying is done there. The place is situated 5 miles and a half from Garfield and is known as the Frank Hellinger farm. The price paid for the place was $36,000 i or $112.50 per acre, Besides this newly purchased place, Mr. Nelson owns 480 acres of land on Bear ridge and 366 acres near Genesee. He ex pects to continue his residence here. FINISHED ROAD County Surveyor Established Five Per Cent Grade. The survey of the proposed grade over the Powell hill, which was started Monday by County Engineer Smith, was completed Wednesday afternoon. A very satisfactory grade was found that will not ex ceed five and two-tenths percent at the steepest point. Mr. Smith was well satisfied with the results of his work and believes the grafle will be satisfactory to everyone as soon as it has been constructed to conform to the survey just finished. Work on the Hamil hill, near Juliaetta, has been progressing rather slowly but after the prelim inery work it is believed better re sults will be secured. The county engineer expects to view the road between the Bear Creek bridge above Kendrick, to the mouth of Waundcher gulch grade, the end ot this week or the firsCpart of jiext. He can then give a fairly accurate estimate as to the probable cost of getting this piece of road in good shape. Plans are now on foot for a meet ing of the committee from Kendrick and Juliaetta to formulate the best method of handling the construc tion of the grade over the Powell hill. Work is to be commenced on this grade at the çarliest possible time, as it is not the wish of those in charge to let the work drag over until spring work starts, when it would be very hard to secure teams. School Notes The attendance in high school is very good, the total number enrol led this week being sixty-two. Last Friday ended the school month. The latter part of the week was given over to examinations. One of the most interesting topics the second year English class have studied is debating. The two questions recently debated are: Re solve: that the North American Indians have been unfairly dealt with; and Resolved: that former times were better than these. M iss Long says her fourth grade pupils are very much interested in "Wonders of the Jungle," which they are now reading. The pupils of Miss Long's, Miss Byrne's and Miss Abrahamson's rooms are all busy making Valen tines this week. They intend to have a Valentine box. Miss Byrne's pupils are studying Lincoln this week. They are de voting the month to study of patri otic subjects. Her room has an en rollment of fifteen and all are do ing nicely in their work. Mrs. White is teaching Miss Abrahamson's room this week. Miss Ahrahamson is recovering nicely from an attack of Spanish Influenza. The enrollemnt for that room totals seventeen this week. BEH HERS FORM ASSOCMTION Met at Lewiston Wednesday For That Purpose. A meeting,of the bean dealers of North Idaho at the Bollinger Hotel last Wednesady night, resulted in the preliminary oragnization of the North Idaho Bean Dealers' Associa tion. A future meeting is to be held soon when by-laws will he adopted and the organization put on a premanent footing. The meeting was attended by repre sentatives from all of the principal bean shipping points and matters pertaining to the bean situation in this territory were discussed at length. The purpose ot the meeting was to promote the bean industry in North Idaho, advertise the North Idaho beans and establish a uniform product, as well as to encourage the planting of the different var ieties that are particularly adapted to the various localities and that will get the best results on the market. The dealers decided that the Red Marrow and the Red Kidney beans are best suited for the dry land dis tricts, while the large and small whites should be planted in the white bean districts. The marketing features and prob lems connected with this branch of the industry were given special at tention. It was planned to get the standard association pack so that all beans shipped from North Idaho can compete with the best on the market and as a result secure a bet ter pbice and stronger demand for the product that will bear the stamp of the association. Officers andl committees were se lected as follows: M. B. Mikkelson, L ewiston, Chairman; H. JL Dris coll, Troy, secretary. The commit tee on by-laws is composed of Gus Johnson, Troy; H. N. Driscoll, Troy; Frank Thompson and M. B. Mikkelson, Lewiston and John Waide, Kendrick. Those attending from Kendrick were E. *P. Atchions, John Waide and Frank Byrne. Mrs. Edgar Bohn Flora Lavina Garner was born April 4, 1892 near Linden. Re ceived her education in the public school at Gold Hill. Was united in marriage with Edgar Bohn, Mar. 30, 1915. Her youthful vigor began to wane about three years ago. While a great sufferer, she bore her affletion patiently, not showing fear of death, only regret at leaving the lo\ed ones behind. She was a member of the Christian Church. She departed this life Ferbuarv 9, 1919, age '26 years. 10 months and 9 days. She leaves an aged father, husband and infant son, four sis ters, Mrs. Frank Abrams of Kend rick, Mrs. Fred Archland of Spok ane, Mrs. Jolin Buwerman and Mamie Garner of Linden, besides large circle of friends to mourn her death. Fumerai services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Gregory of Kendrick, on February 10. Interment in the Linden cemetery. Ways To Control Hog Lice Lice on hogs can be controlled in various ways, but complete eradica tion is best secured by the use of dipping vats. Medicated hog wallows and rub bing posts, the experiments showed, kept the number of parasites re duced so that they caused little or no damage, but neither ot these methods destroyed all the lice. Crude petroleum was used on the rubbing posts and the wallcws were medicated with coal-tar creosote dips, pine tar, crude petroleum and biand oils. Crude petroleum and coal-tar creosote dips proved to be more effective when applied from an ordinary sprinkling can than when used in wallows or on rubbing posts.