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KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. MARCH/T2.J1919
Criticisms Not Warranted
Lewiston Tribune—The Lewiston
members of Company F. who have
returned to their homes during the
past few days, have sounded the
warning that Lewiston people
should pay little attention to any of
the criticisms of conditions in
France relative to U. S. ârmy oper
ations. The Lewiston company was
located at Angers during the entire
fifteen months' period the company
was in France. lit was selected as a
training unit because of its excel
lence in military efficiency as was
demonstrated before the organiz
ation left the United States and the
men were given unusual opportun
ities to observe and learn of the en
tire army operations in France.
The view is expressed that the
criticisms are a result of a desire
to make political capital out of
something that in reality does not
exist. The'Company F. boys mini
mize the conditions at Brest, which
has been termed the "Hell-Hole,"
and perdict some of the men who
have been responsible for the Brest
criticisms will be called to answer
for their.charges. '
The view of the Lewiston boys is
that the United States may well be
proud of the wondetful organiz
ations effected in France to facilit
ate the maintenance of the armies.
The storage, the transport organiz
ation, the replacement plan and
many other innovations introduced
were in every way far superior to
anything the allies ever attempted.
Company F. went to France with
232 Idaho men enrolled but during
the processes of supplying men at
the front, there were only 33 out of
the original Company F. men re
maining when the organization was
sent home. Many of the Company
F. boys went into the second engin
eers and were in the hardest fight
ing at Chateau Thierry,-. Rheims
and other points of decisive war
fare. Some , of the boys who had
been wounded were recovered to the
company through the process of
being handled by Company F. upon
their recovery and discharge from
Much of the time the company
was operating entirely as a replace
ment unit. Raw recruits were
rushed from the United States to
Angers for training. It was in
tended to give these men at least
six week's training but there were
a good many instances where men
were in the fighting trenches within
three wjeks after they arrived in
The members of the company
were given fine opportunity of
learning conditions at the many
fronts by the frequent visits when
replacements were taken forward.
The replacement plan was to keep
every unit at the front to its full
fighting strength. The casuals
were reported each day and men to
take the places of the killed,
wounded and missing were ordèred
from the replacement camps. This
meant that a steady stream of new
men were en route to the front
from the time the Americans first
assumed a prominent part in the
warfare until the armistice was
signed. Company F. boys visited
all fronts in providing these re
placements and they heard no com
plaints of the men relative to any
of the hardships that they were cal
led upon to endure. On the other
hand, the American soldiers were
there to fight; possessed a morale
almost beyond understanding and
«ere anxious only to go ahead and
finish the job. It is explained
that the splendid morale of the
American army resulted in large
numbers of Americans being scat
tered through the armies of the al
lies in order that the war-wearied
veterans of France, Belgium, Eng
land and Italy might be encouraged
to a greater effort to hasten the con
clusion of the war.
Mr. and Mrs. McGhee of Leland
returned Wednesday from a visit at
Milton, Oregon, where they attend
ed a Methodist meeting and visited
their son, who is attending school
Squirrel Poison Formula
The Columbian ground squirrel
poison bait is prepared by combin
ing in dry mixture one ounce of
powdered strychnine (alkaloid) and
one ounce of baking soda, one tea
spconful of saccharin and three
tablespoonfuls of flour, adding a
little cold water and stirring thor
oughly to smooth, creamy, paste.
This mixture is distributed uni
formly over 12 quarts of oats and
the poison' bait scattered'one tea
spoonful to a place. This poison
should be used within 10 to 14 days
after preparation, as otherwise the
material will dust off the grain.
If the poison wastes too freely, the
grain may be placed in a tub or
other vessel, sprinkled with a little
water and mixed to moisten it be
Columbian ground squirrels are
not controlled easily as they hull
oats very carefully before eating
them and hence avoid the poison.
Therefore the method outlined
above is used. As the squirrels hull
the poisoned oats prepared in this
way, the poison flakes off in the
rodent's mouths and kills them.
The Columbian ground squirrel in
fests the wooded sections of Idaho
north of Boise and Bellevue. It has
longer ears and tail ana is of larger
size than the ordinary ground squir
rel. It also has an obscure brown
colored streak along middle of its
back, while the hind portions of' its
hips and thighs are a bright brown
Poison ground squirrels as early
in the spring as possible, as in this
way the natural increase of young
squirrels is eliminated. The poison
ing campaign should be continued
throughout the year until the sec
tion is free of these pests. The
rodents will eat the poison baits at
any time. Attention should be giv
en to destroying the squirrels in all
their haunts,'in pastures, unculti
vated fields, fence rows and roads
as well as'lrom the cultivated fields
where complete extermination of
the pests is sought.
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Compton en
tertained a number of their friends
at their home Sunday night in honor
of Walter Thomas. The evening
was spent very pleasantly with
music and games. Delightful re
freshments were served. Twenty
eight guests enjoyed the hospitality
of the Compton home.
Fifteen Years Ago.
Items of interest that happened in
and around Kendrick in March 1904.
H. E. Wessels and G. W. Suppiger
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have dissolved partnership in the
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real estate business, the former con
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tinumg the business under the old
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hrm name of the Potlatch Land Co.
The Kendrick mill was entirely
surrounded by water Tuesday. The
mill did not run throughout the day
owing to the high water, which
necessitated closing the flume at
Don't forget the caucus on Wed
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nesday evening the 16th, when a
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council is to be nominated for the
ensuing term. Among those named
as good men to serve are: H. E.
Wessels, T. A. Hunter, C. M. Nor
man, J. T. Moser, A. C. White and
Attorney T. B. West made out the
papers of incorporation of the
American Ridge Methodist church.
The articles have been filed and the
are: R. C. Sinclair, president; J. J
Hamley, vice president.; J. T. Mos
er, secretary; Wm. Hunter, captain
They are practicing for a tourna
ment soon to be held with the Lew
"John," the old Chinaman who
bought Jene out, in parlance com
mon "passed in his checks" Tuesday
night, being dead when the others
arose. A coffin was made by J. W
Roush. Thursday morning he was
conveyed to Moscow to be interred
in the Chinese graveyard at that
HIS SWADDLING CLOTHES
St. Patrick's Social
The Irish entertainment and sup
per given by the Ladies' Aid of the
M. E. church at the Grand Theatre,
Monday evening was well attended
in spite of the down pouring rain.
The entertainment was rendered
while supper was being served and
consisted of Irish pieces only.
"When I Dream of Old Erin" Man
dolin Club Duet. "Ireland Must
be Heaven,'* Donald Miller and
Rosebud Brown. "When Irish Eyes
Are Smiling," Ruth Dammarell.
Violin Solo, Donald Miller.
"Mother Machree", Florence Hol
lada. ."My Wild Irish Rose,"
Phyllis 'Cain and Donald Douglas.
After supper Rev. Hodshire of
Clarkston gave a very interesting
talk on the Centenary movement.
Miss Payne and Miss Dupertuis
entertained the senior class at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Leith, Satur
day evening, March 15. Much
credit- is due to these teachers for
their kind hospitality and ability
to entertain. The evening was de
lightfully spent in games and many
interesting flash light pictures were
taken. At a late hour coffee and
hof buns, walnut ice cream and
swiss cakes were served. The cakes
were made in an iron brought from
Switzerland by Miss Dupertuis.
Other guests besides the class were
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Harold Thomas and Adair Pember
iton. After music and singing the
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guests departed, asserting that thev
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had spent an evening ong to be re
cesion the pupils of that room got
out at 2 o'clock instead of 4 o'clock
last Friday afternon.
The pupils of the third grade are
studying a new book, "Around the
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i World with Children. In this
book they study about the children
As the flag for Miss Long's room
was kept up for four weeks in sue
The Sophomore class elected the
following officers at their meeting
Tuesday:- President, Curtis Bailey;
secretary, Minnie Torgjrson.
The Freshman class have oragniz
ed and elected Richard Fenton.
I president; and Bernadine Plummer,'
of other lands.
The eighth grade had a class pafty
Saturday evening in the high school
auditorium. Mr. and |Mrs. White,
Miss Lowery and Miss Bailey were
i their guests. The evening was
spent in playing games. Dainty re
j freshments were served and every
one reported a very enjoyable time.
| L. J. Herres
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Wednesday to take charge of the
prescription department of Bolles'i
drug store for a period of three
weeks. He is substituting on ac
count of the illness of the regular
druggist at that place.
Death of D. L. Stevens
Daniel L. Stevens was born in
Iowna, Iona County, Michigan, Jan
uary 27, 1851. In 1879 he moved to
Washington County, Oregon.
He was united in marriage with
Ingia Jane Hickenottom in 1880.
To this union were born nine child
ren, four sons and five daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. Stevens came to
Idaho in 1893 where they have made
their home continuously since.
Mr. Stevens died at his home in
Kendrick, March 17, 1919, after a
long illness. He has been an active
Christian worker for more than
iforty years and through all- his stek
rtess he was a patient sufferer.
There remain to mourn his death,
his devoted companion and children
as follows: Mrs. John Johnson of
American Ridge; Mrs. Geo. W.
Scott, Clarkston, Wash; Mrs. Ben
Finnell, Lapwai, Idaho; Mrs. Ralph
Roberts, Lewiston, Idaho; Mrs.
Jonas Johnson, Cherry Grove. Ore
gon; George Stevens, Peck, Idaho;
Francis E., Floyd W. and Sylvester
Stevens of Kendrick.
He also has two brothers and one
sister living; L. A. Stevens of
Peck, Idaho; Eli Stevens and Mrs.
Mary Lawrence both of Los Angles,
The funeral service was well at
tended by his many friends and was
conducted at the Presbyterian
church in Kendrick, by Rev. J. C.
Gregory, pastor of the Methodist
Episcopal church. , Interment was
in the Kendrick cemetery.—Rev. J.
W. J. Zeyen Returned
The writer had an interesting
talk with Wm. J. Zeyen. who re
turned last Friday from the army.
Mr. Zeyen entered the service last
May, in September he was wound
ed in France, receiving a machine
gun bullet wound in the foot.
It is a pleasure to talk to him
about his experiences as he takes a
very optimistic view of all he has
been through. He remarked that
al 1 the boys ask, who have been in
the service, is an even break with
those who stayed at home. How
ever, the writer believes that a man
who comes home from France wear
ing a gold bar on his right sleeve,
deserves more than an even break—
there is nothing too good for him.
j Mr. Zeyen was a member of the
91st Division, Company H, 362nd
Infantry. He was on the firing line
' six days and nights and was then
w °anded at the Argonne Woods,
! His Organization was advancing in
thefaceof machine gun fire when
he was hit. The bullet shattered
some of the ankle bones and caused
a wound which kept him in the
hospital several months.
He said he heard a good many
wild tales while in France but made
; it a rule to believe nothing except
that which came under his own per
1 sonal observation.
Order Legume Culture Now
The Department of Bacteriology
calls attention to the advisability
of early ordering of legume çul
ture. Material for 8000 acres is on
hand. There is no definite assur
ance, however, that new supplies
can be quickly secrued because of
the war effects and transportai
In order to eliminate as much
book-keeping as possible, no charge
accounts will be handled. Orders
should be accmpanied by cash,
check or money order, and will re
ceive prompt attention. Order by
acres, designating the numbers of
acres of each kind desired, remit
ting 25 cents for each acre.
Orders will be booked in rota
tion, but when desired orders will
be filled the same day as received,
Since it is advisable to manufacture
a large amount of the material in
advance, a request is made that or
ders be placed at least 10 days be
fore the material will be needed.
Clever Soldier Letter
A sailor boy, writing his parents
from Brest, France, employing song
titles, commits the following:
"Old Folks At Honie".
This is the end of "A Perfect
Day." The "Day is Dying in the!
West." I am spending'an ."Evening
by the Sea." •
"In the Evening Glow" "Under
neath the Stars," I will write to
"My Little Gray Home in the
I have been "Working in the
Navy." It is different from "Home
Sweet Home" but we have a "Shel
ter in the Time of Storm'" and free
"From Every Stormy Wind." We'
need not "Throw out the Life Line"
as "My Anchor Holds."
"There's a Long Long Trail" to
"Tne Little (Y) Hut" where the
secretaries "Open Wide the Door"
which brings "Sunshine in My
Soul." "Ever. Me." They enter
tain me "Just as I Am," and tell
me about "The Girl I Left Behind
Me," "In the Light of the Silvery
It has been "Long, Long Ago"
since I decided to "Join the Navy."
I like it fine. We have had "Rol
ling Seas" the last'few days, but
"Its the Wild, Wild Waves that
Make a Sailor of Me."
A few months ago it was "Good
by Broadway, Hello France" and
"Where Do We Go From Here?"
But it was "Over There" for we
are all after Kaiser Bill who is "Al-j
most Persuaded". - "It's a Long
Way to Berlin, but We'll Get
There." "Like Washington Cros
sed the Delaware, Pershing Will
Cross the Rhine." "We are Work
ing for Uncle Sammy" and "We'll
Never Let the Old Flag Fall," be
cause we are all for the"Red, White
and Blue" of "America."
When we have "Peace on Earth"
we will all be "Homeward Bound
Call A Special Meeting
and "Mother Dear", "I'm Coming
Back to You." I know you will
"Brighten the Corner Where You
Are" and "Keep the Home Fires
Burning." I will meet you with "A
Little Love, a Little Kiss," My
soul will be filled with "The Sun
shine of Your Smiles" and I will
"Smile, Smile, Smile."
As ever "When Love Shines In,"
your son, who is "Far. F'ar Away."
The county commissioners have
called a special session on Thursday,
March 20, at 1 o'clock for the pur
pose of considering the petition of
the Princeton and Harvard high
way district, appointing the elec
tion judges, creating the election
precincts and set the date for the
election of said district. This will
be the first special meeting called
since Homer Estes has been clerk of
the board. There have been many
adjourned meetings but never a
special meeting before. The object
of this meeting is to hasten the for
mation of road districts so that
work may begin as early as possible
and so that elections may not come
at a time to interfere with spring
Letter From Siberia
The following letter was written
bv Private Delbert Riggle to his
Haberosk, Siberia, Jan. 21, 1919.
I received your letter and two
packages the same day. It's not
necessary for me to say they were
thankfully received, you know they
I m sorry I can't send you some
thing in return, but it's hard
enough to get letters through.
You asked so many questions, it's
nearly impossible to answer them
all in one sitting but I'll do my
The letters failed for some reason
to reach you from the islands. I
wrote at least half a dozen and re
ceived as many from you including
a well rememered birthday paek
You may tell Mrs. Barsh that her
son Harry, was a very well-thought
of soldier in my company. A sol
dier any mother would be proud to
call her son. He died from an ac
cidental shot from a revolver in the
hands of his best' frjpnd. I- was
present at the time. We gave him
a military b'urial in a soldier's
cemetery here in Haberosk. He
was the first soldier to make the
supreme sacrifice in Siberia.
You wished tp know if I had mas
tered the la nguage so as to be able
to converse intelligently with the
1 natives in the islands. I was think
; ing of starting a Spanish school
with myself as teacher when we
left, but that language was as noth
ing e° m Pared to this. Where it
would take a P erson of average in
telligence three months to learn to
order a beefsteak there it would
take him a ye a r here - I've given
! it; U P in des P a >r and am eating eggs,
i I can remember the name for them.
We haven't the least idea when
; we wiU return to the states. You
P roba by know more about it there
than we do here. We can only hope
j that it will be soon, although I'm
! enjoying myself here. I'm on the
| military police force at presented
I have been for the P ast month. Ido
! four hours duty a day and have the
' other twent y to myself, so you see I
i have time to enjoy myself, movies,
! ska I' ng ' e I c '
I've celebrated three Christmases
so far, the Americanski (American),
the Japanski (Japnese) and the Par
uski (Russian). The Ketiski (Chin
ese) is yet to come. The Paruski
Xmas lasts for three days.
I received a letter from mother
the other day and will answer it
' ater -
Tell everybody to write, it's much
easier to get a letter in than it is to
°n e cmt.
It isn't very cold here yet, r the
coldest it has been is 35 below. But
we're still hoping. They say it
reaches 50 below.
; Pvt. Adelbert Riggle, Co. L. 27th.
i Infantry, American E. F. Siberia,
Clothing Badly Needed
Care , of De P ot Quarter Master, via
®°n Fancisco, Cal.
The third collection of used and
surplus clothing for the distresed
and suffering people of Europe will
be made by the American Red Cross
during the week of March 24 to 29.
thousand tons are wanted and
the quota for the Western Division
is 600 tons.
Garments of all kinds, for all
ages and both sexes are wanted,
also piece goods, ticking, sheeting,
blankets and woolens, light canton
flannels to make garments for new
born babes, and shoes of every size.
Please don't bring in miscellaneous
articles of flimsy material. This
clothing will be subject to the hard
est kind of wear and must be strong
and durable. It is not necessary to
mend the articles as there are thou
sands of women in Europe who will
be glad of an opportunity to make
a small wage by making over the
Leave all bundles at the barber
shop. Mr. Rogers has kindly con
sented to look after the donations
for the Red Cross
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