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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Give Your Home Merchant A Chance VOLUME 29. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 1919 NUMBER 10 Capitol Correspondence ^ Governor Davis had a stormy voy -1 agj last week. He was initiated j into the "Grotto" and his boat rock-! ed fearfully as he crosesd the river Styx. If the governor cannot guide the ship of state through the tur bulent political waters of Idaho more smoothly than the old Ferry man at the mythical river he will toe of all men most miserable. Would that all the people in Idaho could take the same cheerful view of life as the White-Drake combin ation does in the state legislature. These women firmiv believe that men and women can be made good through legislative enactment and they are now and have been posing as the champions of women eight hour act for women, intro The;Wm. duced by this irrepressible pair was passed by the House by a vote of 45 to 21. Why they were so insistent 1 that the Bill be passed in its present form instead of being further a mended could not be comprehended by the 21 stalwarts that voted again st it. -It is the positive belief of many that what the women got is not what they want. It still leaves the household drudge the privilege of working twice eight hours out of the twenty-four. The Bill provides only for the employment in the more genteel walks of life. Two members of the Senate called at our place of business recently, They are both men of long acquaint ance and tried integrity. Both are decidedly above the average in abil ity. Neither of them had introduc ed a Bill to date. Their mission seemed to be to kill off freak bills that others introduced and in this both had succeeded admirably. If the general public could hear these administration men talk it would surely believe that our present method of lawmaking is a howling farce. The Governor has secured the pas sage of his pet measure and that there could be no mistake he signed the Bill himself. But the change affects only the executive depart ment of the state government. As suming that this was a wise move on part of the governor, it now re- i mains to be seen whether it will work out in practice. The appoint ment of nine Commissioners whose ! stipends are fixed at $3600.00, will be the governor's first concern. Of course fitness for such place is not the only qualification. Party boost ers will demand these plums but it is hoped that our brand new governor will not allow the old line ( politicians to dictate his appoint ments. Whatever the result may be there will be applicants to choose j from sufficient to supply every state 1 in the Union. In this connection 1 ex-governor Gooding ought to be re membered, he having bled and died for his party. j Now that our state has started on an experiment to run the executive ^department of our government ♦ftrough the wisdom of Governor Davis, can we not find some Solon wise enough to abolish our an tiquated system of making laws? As one looks down from the galler ies upon the two motley assemblies one is inclined to consider the efforts of these men as the biennial joke, but then the results are too serious. The present system of lawmaking is entirely out of date. Our com plex civilization demands some thing better. Today there is hard ly a member in either House that follow his party boss. does not follow his party boss. Party expediency is the slogan and very few if any legislators rise above it. But the laws should be made for the people as a whole without party bias or prejudice. is an exact Lawmaking is an exact science and should nqt be left in the hands » of men or even women carelessly picked from all trades and profes without reference to fitness sions for such delicate distinctions Içwmaking implies. A non-par-! tisan Commission kept in continu ous session has been advocated and might meet the requirements. At any rate we should be most: willing to experiment knowing as we do that what we have isn't it. Any change must be for the better. Southwick Items Protracted meetings began here ] as t Sunday evening. T . TI ^ . John Heath tells us that his corn pany has been supplied with new picks and shovels. His company officer tells the boys that they may get to use them for two or three months. John thinks that sounds cheering (?). Russell Betts seems to be as 'glad to get home as his friends are have him there. The;Wm. Hewett's proprety was mis taken. Mr. Hewett still owns his ^ arm ' FROM EDWIN WETMORE I bavé an idea that Marion is home by this time. He was a tick The person reporting the sale of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Faires and Harvey entertained Miss Warlick, Miss Winegardner and the McClel land young folks, Friday evening. led boy when he left here and I was glad that he got loose, as I should, like to be loose myself. j I have' my shirt ironed up *or in spection Monday and even have my clothes on the stove to boil, so am a smart one, for it is only 8 o'clock. | Marion's section went out on the ; range Wednesday. I saw Wheeler and Skeels and they hadn't done a thing there yet and hadn't heard a shot fired. They came in at noon and went on liberty, so I did not get to talk to them long. The second section and ours have been cleaning up the new chow hall since yesterday noon and we had good job of it too. I think that we will be turned over for duty Mon day, but not until after inspection, you can be sure of that, and we have heavy pack inspection Monday. 1 I like that, I do. I hardly expect to be discharged before the last of March, but I wish it would happen tomorrow. came running out and the smoke was just rolling out of our tent, Smith was ordered to turn in the stove until he could learn to turn We had a fine happening to our tent the other day. My bunky lit the stove and went visiting. When I came in the stove was smoking at a good rate. I turned it down and then went out too. Pretty soon it out when he left the tent. So we went without a stove last night, but Smith asked for the stove this evening and he got it. It certainly was a surprise to us. When I get home maybe the ( sleighing will be good. 1 surely will sleigh ride a little any way. Well, I have everything ready for j that inspection but scrubbing and 1 1 will do that this evening, 1 I wish they would send us up to Bremmerton, Washington, then I should be a little closer to old Dog j City and some of the people I know. ,, , , .. ... , , someone called to Smith and he | 1 have been to chow and it was a chicken dinner. It was pretty near | as good as our old rabbit dinners 1 that we used to have. Were they ! not good? Do you not wish you were back here again Mack? I do not know whether I will get out of here alive or not as we are getting such rich feed of late, I put one over on them last night ! i ! and did not shave, as this was Sun- " day and no inspection today, so 11 have quite a crop to whack off to- ■ night. j Tell them all hello for me, just : j once any way, As ever, Pvt. Hugh E. Wetmore, U. S. Marine Bar- ! racks, Sec. 1, Vallejo, Mare Island, 1 Cal. Big Bear Ridge j A very pretty and pleasing pro- j gram was given at the Taney school : ' ast Frida y afte 1 rn ° on bonpr ° f j Washington and Lincoln's birth- , room was most effec i y , d \°° red white ", y oecoraiea in rea, wnire ana blue, forming an alcove over the . d ] aree fl atr in the * o i fi! , background. Only the patrons of the school were present. Miss Teseh is the teacher. Ira Bolon of Pullman was in Kendrick the first of the week on business. Lyecum Course Next Year The representative of the Ellison White Lyceum Bureau, met with a number of the business men of the town at the office of the Kendrick ! Rochdale Co., Friday night and J closed a contract for a lyceum course for next fall and winter. The course will consist-of four numbers, two of which are to be given before the middle of Novem ber, one in January and the other to,some time in April. This is the arrangement that it was thought would give those who live at a dist ance, an opportunity to attend the entertainments. * D. R. White was selected to have charge of the arrangements and the sale of season tickets. It was decided to give the lyceum numbers under the auspices of the school with the co-operaiton of the busi ness men of Jhe town. Mr. White has secured a long list of guaran-1 tors on the contract. He believes that everyone who signed the con tract will boost for the course, While it is a more expensive course than attempted before, the talent ■ secured is said to be very good. I Mr. White emphatically states that there will be no deficit at the end of the course as he feels confident : popular entertainers. a-- Linden Items that with the assistance of the busi ness men of the town the course will easily pay out. I The course consists of one lecture, ! two musical numbers and an enter-j tainment feature composed of two _ .. ~ . .. Du , day with Mrs Vaughan f S 't 6 °é ^ araer anc * children ho me. ;pent Mrs. Vaughan and Teddie Sunday at the Foster home. Mr. B. I. Smith went to Moscow Saturday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sten. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Farington, Albert Dorendorf and Miss Josie Cramer were Sunday visitors at the e. H. Keeler home. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hill spent Saturday at the Darby home. Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Bateman and little daughter of Sojthwick, spent Saturday and Sunday with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Foster. Mrs. Laura Langdon returned from Southwick, Thursday. Edgar Bohn returned to Spokane Wednesday to resume his work as conductor on the street car. week. fr ^ L<?u^AlexanderThTTat"/'part 0 f | as t week and Lou bought one from H. E. Faires the first of this ^ Mr. and Mrs. Lou Alexander spent Sunday at the H. E. Faires home. The Misses Eva and Leah Smith spent Sunday at the J. O. Carr home. I I»* j », „ , „ , • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fonberg spent Monday at the C. H. Fry home. I Land Deal on Potlatch R. B. Parks closed a deal this week whereby he came into posses siorr of the Munsterman farm on Potlatch ridge. It is a splendid j pieçe of land and nearly every foot : under cultivation. The considera /ion was $35,000. Mr. Parks also ! s °ld 160 acres of the 240 acre farm 1 ° n which he now lives, to William |B°nd. He will give possession of j Bond. He will the farm to Mp. ßond and will take possession of his newly purchased place next fall. j Ed Baker and fam , ]y arrived from : t h e coast last week. Mr. Baker j purchased the Nichols far«ion Tex , as ridge and is moving there this i wee ^- He shipped his household goods and stock from the coast in an emigran t C ar. John Reid shipped four thorough oonn neia snippea iour tnorough bred rabbits* to outside points this j wee k. One went to North Dakota, i one to South Dakota and a pair to I New Mexico. There will be an examination held at Deary and Moscow, March 22, to fill the position of rural car rier at Avon, Kendrick and Troy. Lilly B. Mathieson Dead Mrs. Lilly B. Mathieson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Talbott of Juliaetta, died at Great Falls, ! Mont., February 18. Death was J the result of an operation for ap pendicitis which was performed at a hospital in Great Falls, Friday, February 14. Mrs. Mathieson leaves a husband, Edwin M. Mathieson, to whom she was united in marriage on Septem ber 7, 1918; her father and mother, two sisters, Mrs. C. Biddison and Miss Hazel Talbott of Juliaetta; three brothers, Charles Talbott, Juliaetta's present postmaster; Glenn Talbott, a Juliaetta high school student, and Earl Talbott of Great Falls. Mrs. Mathieson was born in West Virignia May 28, 1892; came to Idaho in July, 1906, and resided in and near Juliaetta till her mar riage, since which time she had lived in Montana. She was assist ant to her father for more than a year, during his term as postmaster at Juliaetta. The father was on his ■ way to Great Falls when the mes I sage arrived announcing her death, Mr. Mathieson had been in the government service at Jefferson : Barrack*, Mo., until Dec. 9, when he was discharged and was with his wife during her illness and at the I time of her death. ! The remains were brought to Juliaetta for interment. Rev. H. P. Nelson conducted the funeral ser vice at the Christian Church, Sun day, February 23, at 3 p. m. School Notes About fifty of the High School students were present at a party last Friday evening at the high school. It was planned by the teachers of tne high school faculty. Various games were enjoyed by all and before departing forjhome re freshments were served. The even ing was much enjoyed by all and we hope for a repetition in the near future, The general science class perform ed an interesting experiment after school Monday afternoon ïhe girls furnished the materials and the boys furnished freezers and ice; the class made ice cream and grape sherbet, observing the construction tTeezers and the temperature ol the freezing mixture. Senior high school students and teachers who wer c still in the building were m vited to help eat the ice creaam. Mary and Lena Bunger are absent from school this week, owing to in fluenza. I After an absence of three weeks /on account of the flu, Miss Abra . , , ' hamson is again able to resume her teaching. It is needless to sav that I hr pupils as well as the whole echool gladly welcome her return, as her sweet smile was greatly missed. ried 46 ing of foot and to was 53 the the the the is to an al It grade Monday. Miss Long's pupils have their flag up for three weeks. kept . Birthday by givin g the following ! ; nrnora J[. Miss Abrahamson sadly reported the fact that her flag was taken down.cn account of the tardiness ! of one of her pupils for the first j time this year. : Freda Walker enrolled in the fifth ! ! Friday afternoon the first and sec-1 ond grades celebrated Washington's J program: "America,' Boy Abe," poem by song; "Little! second grade; Dramatization of- "Betsv Dramatization or. Betsy i Ross and the First Flag," by the second grade.; "Star Spangled Ban ner » j Flag Salute, first and second grades; I 'Marching Song of Soldiers"; Stor iff»« nf ÜPnroro Wachinnrfnrv "Tho . ies of George Washington; "The Red, White and Blue Forever," song; "Little George Washington," to Curtis Bailey is back in school this week. He looks none the worse for an attack of influenza. George Clem has returned to jun ior high school. Zella Stewart has entered the jun ior high school. Moscow Votes District Star-Mirror:—The highway dis trict election held here Monday car ried by an overwhelming majority, there being 385 votes in favor to 46 against. The vote was light ow ing to the fact that the day was one of the worst of the winter, snow falling nearly all day on top of a foot of snow that had fallen Sunday and drifted badly, blocking many roads so that farmers could not get to the polls. AtJoelonlv 13 votes; were cast but every one of these was in favor of the proposed high way district. At Viola there were a 53 votes cast of which 47 were in favor and six opposed to the high way district. Only 365 votes were cast in Moscow but 325 of these were in favor and 40 were against the proposed district. 1 Now that the proposal has been carried by a vote of the district the governor wiII be asked to name three commissioners just as soon as the county commissioners canvas the vote and certify its results to Governor Davis. The new district will be known as Moscow Highway District No. 2, and will include the city of Moscow and the towns of Viola and Joel with the tributary territory. No special line of road is mentioned but the roads of the district will be improved according to the program fixed by the corn missioners. these commissioners will arrange for a bond election to bond the district for the amount necessary to carry on the road work. Trunk lines and laterals will be built. Today a petition for Bovill High way District No. 4 was filed with the county commissioners by Scott Ogden, attorney for the petitioners and the board will be asked to call an election to vote on the forma tion of the district which includes al 1 of the territory east of the Deary i district (No. 3) to the east line of the county, with Bovill as the cen ter. I he district will contain about 90,000 acres. Its western boundary will be half way between Deary and Bovill. The petition as : filed today contains the names of a majority of the land owners in the proposed highway district which insures the proposition being car ried at the election. , Deary district extends from half way between Bovill and Deary to 1 half way between Deary and Troy. It has about the same number <Sf acres as the Bovill district and about the same amount of taxable wealth. With all of the road and highway districts now formed or under con sidération in this county the great est road building eta this county has ever known is assured for this ! h , eavy that h,s company suffered nearly seventy percent replace James DeFord Returned James DeFord, a former member of Company F of Lewiston, return ed the first of the week from France. He spent fourteen months overseas and five months of this ! time was spent in the front line j trenches. He was gassed twice, the : last time quite seriously, and wears ! the gold wound stri P e on , his r '8 ht leeve. He has seen more actual service than any of the Kendrick boys who have returned so far. He was in the fight at Chateau Thierry, ! Soiïsons, Belleau Woods, Paris-Metz Road and some Ininor battles. At J Be|)eau Wsods the casualties were ments. Mr. DeFord has almost re I covered from the effects of being gassed but his throat still troubles . . . .. .... him at times and he will always bear the scars of the bums upon his back and shoulders. The first time he was gassed with chlorine and the last time by mustard gas. Ini speaking ot his experience of going over the top he made the re mark that the one thought upper most in the minds of the men was to gain their objectives. This idea was so thoroughly fixed in their minds that they paid little atten tion to anything else but to gain the point which they had set out take. Letter From France Well, this is rather a quiet and disaml day. Most of the fellows are either on guard or down to Cob lenz, so there isn't much doing a round camp. I was at Coblenz last Sunday. It is quite a place, having street cars and icecream. The Y. M. C. A. furnishes most of the en tertainment for the soldiers. They have moving picture shows and various kinds of amusement, Our mess sergeant made a raise of some chocolate candy the other day and we where each able to buy a pound box of it. It was sure great. That and the Xmas package just about satisfied my taste for sweets, for the present at least, We are feeding good but not working hard enough to enjoy it - 1 ike we did on the front. We had our picture taken with the gun some time ago. You know we have about the best heavy gun made. It is a 155 m.m., or about 6 inch caliber with a 19A foot tube, rubber tired wheels and weighs about 14 tons. We were the first regiment on the front with them. The 146 Field Artillery, made up principally of Idaho and Washing ton men, are in the same brigade, We have never been with the 41st Division since we came over. At first we were with the 6th French army and then with the 1st Amer ican army corps. When the 1st American army was oragnized for the St. Mihiel drive we were made Army Artillery, which we have been ever since. We w r ere assigned wherever they needed us most and it seems that they never had any trouble finding a place for us, as we were always on the job when the show' started. Sometimes we would advance in platoons, leaving part of the guns in position and usually firing. In i our first position our section put over four rounds in one minute and ten seconds. I think that is the record for fast shooting but an other crew got one over on us by putting 120 shots over in one hour. : The paint was dripping off when they got through. The old guns used to be warm for days at a time and when the nights were cool you could always keep warm around , them. All the men carry rifles except 1 the "non corns," who carry side arms. Down in the Marne in July we bad the rifles loaded and ready for instant use. The Boche got un comfortably close at one stage of the game. If they had come a little closer it was the infantry for us as it would have taken too long to move the guns out. Another time when we were on the west bank of the Meuse, we time two uf us were sleeping in a ^ ^ fn fhp were called out at 3:00 a. m., and ordered to dig in. We all made fox holes and were armed with German "potato smashers," rifles, pistols and various instruments of warfare. All we lost, though, was three hours sleep and experienced a litlte heav ier shelling than ordinary. I got so that I could hit the ground so quick it was sure comical. Old Mother Earth sure looks good when the shells go singing through the air, and the more you see of it the more respect you have for them, tho we never would dig in unless ordered to. They short our tent full of holes ° ne , nlght ' A fe * " lin , utes after we . had gotten out the bullets even cut the ropes that held ic up. Another shed close to the road when thev killed a mule and threw dirt all over the shed ' Lots of funny things happened and a fellow was usually Scared at tho tllTlC*, blit We all time, but we had many good laughs at one time or another. No one seems to have any idea when we will start for home, but I am not g0,ng t0 W0 T rrv abou ^ " or e JUnt the days ' Love lo a!l ' lo,n ong ' - .Charles Guy purchased one of tha Dan Steven's houses, now occupied by the Dan Wilkenson family, Charles Lewis also purchased the to,Zoyer property from Mr. Stevens I last week.