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KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. MARCH 7. 1919
"The crush of closing davs" is
here. Those enthtusiastic legislat
prs who arrived in Boise with a
determination to show the .state
how to make laws and who boasted
that there would be . a "40 day ses
sion," have all taken to the woods
When the sixty day limit is reached
it will find both House and Senate
frantically trying to save pet mea
sures that were destined for the
boneyard from the time of their in
' In the investigation of the Ex-Ad
jutant General's office, the 'commit
tee composed of four republicans
and one democrat presented a report
that is not only unjust but in
every way discreditable to the party
in power. 1'he committee branded
the Ex-Adjutant and the Ex-Gover
nor as criminals and directed the
Attorney General and the District
Attorney to prosecute the case.
There is no other state in the union
that has a ' better war record than
Idaho. It is presumed that the
Governor and his Adjutant had
some thing to do with this con
dition in which every loyal Idahoan
feels a just pride. Now after a
secret investigation extending over
a number of weeks the comnjittee
finds that too many trips around
the country were made, too much
paid for automobile hire and this,
that and the other, but in no case
did it find that one penny had been
appropriated to the personal use of
these branded "criminals". The
two officers in question may have
been over zealous in the excitment
of the' hour in spending public
funds too freely but there was no
criminal intent on part of either
man accused, and besides -this they
The Ex-Governor is a politician in
all that the name implies but when
a committee attempts to brand him
as a petty grafter all Boise rises up
m protest. The Ex-Governor says
that if what he did in the last two
years is a crime then he is proud to
be called a criminal but he promis
es that the end is not yet. He wel
comes a criminal persecution but
whether or not this actually occurs
the Ex-Governor will be head from
and that in no uncertain sound
There is-a mistaken notion among
many of our wise lawmakers that
the soldier returning from the war
expects to be paid for his patriotism
and sacrifices in dollars and cents
and to this end are over anxious to
reward him in a''mercenary way.
A Bill providing a $1000.00 tax ex
emption for men returning from
the service, was properly chloro
formed a few days ago in the Sen
ate. Tne wounded soldier or one
incapacitated in any other way
through service to his country
should find a place on easy street
but the lucky fellow who escaped
shot, shell and gas, asks nothing
but a square deal. The gratitude
he'receives from his «countrymen is
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lohman
were Sunday visitors at the Fred
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Morgan went
to Kooskia Friday to visit Mrs.
William and Herbert Wolff are
'visiting in Spokane.
Last Wednesday Chas. Walker's
house caught fire but was extin
guished without much damage.
Mrs. Herman Wolff is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Shultz at Pa
louse this week.
Mrs. T. H. Daugherty Visited
friends and relatives at Leland the
last of the week.
Walter McCall and Floyd Flesh
man were Lewiston and Clarkston
visitors the last of the week.
The mail carriers have had a des
perately hard time of it lately try
ing to make their rounds over al
most impassable roads. It is to be
hoped that in the near future the
mail carriers will be delivering the
mail over graveled roads in a car,
the year round. It would be a
desirable job to carry the mail un
der these conditions.
From A. L. Longfellow
Dear Folks at Home:
Am still on the same job and
feeling fine. Have been'busy as the
deuce the last two days. It seems
as though all the Frenchmen around
here have been run into and busted
up by the rampaging American
soldiers. Most of the time our
Major is out investigating the
claims. I am here writing and try
ing to talk their lingo when one
happens in with a bill for damges
about a mile long. They always!
want from fifty to one hundred
times more than things are worth. ]
Here's an example: An American
aviator had trouble somewhere
about 5,000 feet up and was forced
to land. He glided down and it
looked like he was going to make it,
all right, but he hit the tap of a tall !
popular tree and the machine fell 1
nose downward, sliding along and
knocking over a year-old tree and
scraping up a bit of alfalfa ground.
The fali stunned the man in the
machine and the machine caught ;
fire. Before help reached him he ;
was so badly burned that he died on
the way to the hospital. That very
afternoon along comes Mr. French- 1
man with a bill for 300 francs "for i
damages done." So it goes! Of
course some of the French people
are very good to the Americans— '
especially the old ladies of the bet- j
ter class, but the trades people just
stick the American soldier for all
he is worth.
Believe me, I sure had «orne fun
on the front. When I was transfer- !
red out of the 116th supply train I
started for thp front but didn't get
any nearer than Langres. Was
there for a while at a French mor
tar school. Then we went to a
place a few miles below Chateau
Thierry. It was at Belleau Woods
that I saw action for the first time.
We didn't use mortars but 4-inch
guns. I was dispatcher and sure
had some real excitment. We then
went on with the drive >as far as
Fere-en-Tardenois. There we were
relieved and had a few days rest,
then at it again and then another
rest. That time we moved back
and did some salvage work. Then
we moved toward the St. Mihiel
sector. September 12 we tired our
French mortars for the first time
The morning of the 13th I hit a
truck, running about twenty miles
an hour and damaged my machine
so that I had to leave it and get
another. It didn't hurt me very
much but threw the lieutenant who
was with me out of the side ot the
car directly on his head into th
ditch along the road, and .there h
stuck and had to be helped out, a^
the mud was almost two feet deep.
It was funny
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but almost the samç
minute we hit the truck a shell hit
an amunition truck and exploded,
it on the corner about two hundred
yards away. So we were lucky
after all, as there were several cas
ualties. After the St. Mihiel fracas
was well started we moved again,
this time to the Argonne-Meuse
sector and fired the mortars in the
opening scene, of that play. The
Boche almost returned shell for
shell and also heaved over a lot of
gas. We were in gas masks for five
hours and a half. But out of it all
the 1st French M. Battalion didn't
have a man killed or wounded,
which I think is wonderful.
-Soon after that we were turned
into an amunition train on a small
scale and had to carry ammunition
up to the front. It was there, when
1 was going up on foot one after
noon with a message, that I got my
little scratch. But I tell you
was fun while it lasted.
I took one trip over two hundred
miles one day. We went to Rheims,
where we inspected the Cathedral.!
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I was driving a Cadillac 8 on the
trip and we had as fine roads as can
be made by man and some as bad as
can make them. I have
beautiful souvenir of the Cathedral
at Rheims and another from the
Cathedral at Verdun.
Alway vour loving son, Private
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A. L. Longfellow, Hqe. Troops
Army Corps, A. P. O. 759.
SEND ME THE BILL
Mrs. Gentry Entertains
Mrs. Ira Gentry entertained her
Sunday school class of about fifteen
girls, last Saturday evening. The
lonored guest was Miss Velma
Payne of Clarkston.
The rooms were beutifully decor
ited in the class colors, blue and
white and pink and white carnations
and white fuchsias.
The evening was spent in various
games, music and singing, also a
peanut race. There were prizes
given in the race. Margaret Sand
bury won first prize, and Gwen
dolyn Moser second.
At 10 o'clock a dainty two course
lunch was served by the hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farington
spent the week-end with her brother
Mrs. Clem Isreal and children
visited Saturday at the Jenks home.
Mrs. Vaughan and Teddie spent
Friday evening at the Lyons' home.
Ed Patterson and family spent
Sunday evening at the McPhee
F. C. Lyons and family, Mrs.
Laura Langdon, the Misses Ev& and
Leah Smith and master George
were dinner guests at the Longfel
low home Sunday.
At the election held in the Gold
Hill Hall Saturday for good roads
there were 49 to 9 votes cast in
f avor 0 f good roads. The commis
S)0 ners elected were: F. C. Lyons
for three years; Clarence Fry for
two years and Fred i,arby for one
Granvill Wall made a business
trip to Lewiston Tuesday,
Mrs. Laura Langdon went to
Juliaetta Monday to visit relatives.
Word was received Saturday
that Edgar Bohn's baby is not ex
pected to live. They are now in
Spring is coming, how do we
know? March came in like a lion
an d will g0 out like a lamb and
then we will have spring weather,
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The boys enjoyed coasting and
making snow men last week.
In sewing nearly everyone has
finished a cornhusk basket, the boys
are making gunny-sack sofa pillows
whi | e the girls are doing the First
j year Club work, making sewing
bags and darning stockings.
I The primary class has made pin
wheels and are now hemstitching
The firist and second grades are
making hot dish holders.
Tne teacher is reading "Polly
Anna" The Glad Book which is very
Donald McCrea's regiment land
ed * n America from France the lat
ter part of last week. Most of the
regiment is made up of Pacific coast
boys and a big celebrationis being
l-t;p] anne d f or them when they land
Cedar Creek Road District
Cedar Creek formed the first good j
roads district in Latah countv last
Saturday when the people of that;
community voted a majority of 49 \
to 9 in favor of the district. The |
overwhelming majority shows the
Creek people and it is now a cer
tainty that greatly improved road
conditions will be the result of the
formation of the new district.
Clarence Fry, 'Frank Lyons and
Fred Darby were.elected commis
sioners of the district. Watch
Cedar Creek come'to the front!
Big Bear Ridge
W. C. May returned to his home
near Toston, Montana, having look
ed after business interests here.
Mrg. Leon Ingle returned hoqie
Monday trom| Spokane where she
has been taking medical treatment i
for some tm»e.
R. W. Bigh&m# was a
Miss White arrived here Monday
from the east to accept the position
as teacher of the Steele school for
the remaining four months.
Mrs. N. E. Ware and daughter
Neva are visiting relatives in
Clarkston this week. .
Mrs! Halvor Lien returned home
from Spokape Saturday where she
has been under a doctor's care for '
M iss May me Slind spent last week
with her sister, Mrs. H. Dalberg in
Mrs. D. ÏÏ. Ingle entertained the
Ingle and Moore families at dinner
Monday in honor of Mr. Ingle's
Albert McKee of Lapwai was
buying cattle on upper Bear ridge
A Soldier's Parody
As They Sing It On The Rhine
(Our soldiers' Parody on "Silver
Threads Among The Gold.")
Darling, I am coming hack,
Silver threads among the black;
Now that peace in Europe nears,
I'll be home in seven years.
I'll drop in on you some night,
With me whiskers long and white.
Yes this war is over, dear
And we're going home, \ hear;
Home again with you once more,
Say—by nineteen twenty-four.
Once I thought by now I'd be
Sailing back across the sea.
Back to where you sit and pine.
But I'm stuck here on the Rhine.
You can hear the gang all curse,
"War is hell, but peace is worse."
When the next war comes around,
In the front ranks I'll be found;
I'll rush in again pell mell,
Yes I will—like hell! like hell!
From Jack Bechtol
Fort Kamekameha, Honolulu. j A
Dear Friend Mac: for
I suppose you will wonder why I Troy
haven't written before and why I among
am writing now. Well, I haven't that
written anyone except my own folks hand
but things are so darned lonesome,The
that I need something to pass away lated
the time. !
I was sure surprised at being sent coll
here and have tried*to transfer back ' upper
several times to go to France but rence
there wasn't anything doing. Erick
This is an awfully pretty place all
and a good climate but the people
and the way thev run things are the men
worst I ever saw. Honolulu is the ition
melting pot of the world. There j
are thirty or more nationalities all
mixed together and a large percent
are Japanese and Chinese. The , the
greater part ot Honolulu is worse
than any China Town I ever saw in
the jBtates. Most ot the advertising every
;you see about Hawaii is all hot air. will
So far as soldiering here is con
cerned I would rather be in jail at in
home. I don't know when I will ; ents
get out but it doesn't look like i .Troy
there is a chance before June or
July. We are getting along with
just about half enough men now,
and have to wait for more men to
come here before we can get away. ;
This comply belongs to a mortar
battery and has 12 inch mortars
We dri 11 an hour each day on them
and an hour at infantry drill. The
rest of the time is spent doing
\ fatigue and guard duty. I have
| been on special duty as Company
pool room attendant for four
have two pool tables and player
piano, and all I do is to take care
of them and do one day's guard a
I month, besides the infantry and
I spend the biggest part ot my
time m my bunk reading.
I am sending y#u a few pictures,
one of the volcano of Kilanea on the
Island of Hawaii. The crater con
sists of over 12,000 acres. You can
see the steam and gases rising from
the cracks, and the whole fore
ground is a bed of hot lava.
I will close, hoping to get a line
from you. Your friend. Jack Bech
tol, 1st Co. C. A. C., Ft. Kame
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i kameha, Honolulu, H. I
. Road Meeting at Leland
At the regular monthly meeting
of the Potlatch Highway Commis- 1
sioners, held at Leland last Satur- a
day aft ' ernon> it was decided to hold ;
a mass meeting of the residents of
the Highway District at Leland,
. Monday, March 10. The meeting
is to be he,d fo J the P urpo u se ° f de '
terminmg whether to vote bonds at
this time and also to get the general
sentiment of the people most in
terested as to what plans should be .
made for the betterment of the
roads lying within the boundaries
of the district.
The commissioners feel that the
majority of the taxpayers within
the district should have a voice in
outlining the road work of the dis
trict. Everyone interested in roads
j is urged to be present at this
> o-i c .
Basket Social at Southwick
The public school at Southwick
will hold a basket social Thursday
night, March 13. at the school
house for the purpose of raising
funds to purchase laboratory sup
plies for the school. The progres
sive citizens of that community
have already raised $200
scription for laboratory equipment.
There will also be a program in the
early part of the evening. Every
one is cordially invited to be pres
ent and the fair ones are urged to
bring well filled baskets.
Art Rognstad of Bear ridge re
ceived word that his brother, Clar
ence, at Camp Lewis, had been pro
moted from sergeant to sergeant
Mrs. R. F. Bigham, accompanied
! by her son, Robert, went to Moscow
the first of the week on business.
Troy Favors Road District
A deep interest in the movement
for the creation of the proposed
Troy Highway District is manifest
among the farmers, and it is said
that those having the petition in
hand are having excellent success,
petitions now are being ci rcu
lated by Axel Olson of Nora, Walter
Driscoll of the lower end of Dris
coll ridge, Harry Condell of the
upper end of Driscoll ridge, Law
rence Johnson of Burnt ridge and
Erick Keierson of Little Bear ridge,
all representative farmers of this
community. It is said these*gentle
men are having very little oppos
ition to the movement, and the
creation of an independent road
district seems almost assured,
Everyone who has the welfare of
the community at heart should not
hesitate in signing one of the pe
titions, as it means that practically
every cent collected in auto licenses
will remain in the district for road
purposes instead of going into roads
in other localities where our resid
; ents will derive no direct benefit.—
i .Troy News.
Mary Chandler has returned to
school after three week's'absence.
Flossy Bradshaw of Portland en
rolled Monday in Miss Abraham
Grace Plummer is absent from
school this week on account of the
The senior.and junior classes were
pleasingly entertained by the high
school teachers last Friday evening.
The classes were divided equally;
one section was entertained at Mr.
White's home by the Misses Bailey
and Lowery: the other at Mrs.
Leith's home by the Misses Payne
and Dupertuis. The former seems
to have developed into fa "truth"
and story party; it is said that at
least some of the guests satisfied
their inqusitive minds. The teach
ers told them many interesting in
cidents of their college life. Dainty
refreshments were served later id
The latter was a fudge party
where the guests had the pleasure
of helping to make the fudge. A
part of the evening was spent in
designing garments from bits of
I tissue paper for clothes pins. So
artistic was the display that one
1 might have predicted the future of
a Hickson the second. A prize was
; given for the most cleverly dressed
clothespin. The rest of the evening
was spent in games and music.
It is needless to say that each
group went home at a reasonable
hour simply because the "rules of
etiquette' forbad them to stay any
. f^e second year sewing class have
commenced their gingham dresses,
The senior class elected the fol
lowing officers at their meeting last
week. Lester Crocker, president
and Phyllis Cain, secretary.
Mrs. H. A. Whitted has returned
Lewiston Hospital where she
nad an operation a month or so ago.
She is still in a very weak con
Mr. and Mrs. Payfair of Great
Falls, Montana, are visiting friends
and relatives here this week,
Mr. and Mrs. D. Buckallew and
daughter have returned from
Mr. Wilson Buchanan has return
ed to Juliaetta and purchased the
G. W. Kite property.. We are glad
to welcome them back to town.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Evans have a
new boy at their home.
The flu has subided tor the pres
ent and the school has started
Miss Minnie Griffith visited her
sister, Mrs. C. G. Compton a short
pro- time the first of the week. She re
turned to Spokane Thursday morn
Mrs. F. D. Wilkenson and son
left Thursday for Trenton, N. Dak.,
to visit with her parents.
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