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Over The County
Juliaetta Record: H. M. Smith
brought to the Record office the
first of the week a few specimens of
cotton grown by him in his garden
last summer. He secured a few
seed from Mrs. Geo. Helfert who
brought them from the south, and
planted them. About 20 plants
came up from the seed and grew
from 2 to 4 feet high, he says, and
were pretty well developed when
the early frost nipped them last
fall. The ball in which the cotton
is encased was developed to a point
where it was almost ready to burst
iwhere it was open as is the case
when the cotton plant matures and i
had the frost not come for a short of
time later the cotton would have!
doubtless matured. However, the ; one
specimens brought to the Record
office were plucked and laid away
and seem to have matured fairly
well, the outside covering bursting
open exposing a nice ball of cotton
which to all appearances is a good
quality of cotton. Mr. Smith also
raised some sweet potatoes which
did well considering the unfavor
able weather conditions last year.
Genesee News: Farmers-of the
Genesee country to the number of
about 150 gathered at the opera
house Saturday afternoon to hear
the plan of the Idaho Wheat Grow
ers association discussed. H. Jur
genson of Wilbur, Wash., and a Mr.
Goldsmith of San Francisco, who
is identified with the cooperative
selling associations of California,
presented the plan in detail.
Mr. Goldsmith and others ac
quainted with the cooperative plan
of marketing, came into the north
west to assist in the organization of •
the wheat growers and meetings |
have been held in all the principal
wheat growing sections of this state j ;
and of Washington. I
The plan, which is practically ;
that adopted by the Fruit Growers ;
Association of California, has elicit
ed a great deal of interest wherever
presented. Thp members of the
Genesee Farmers' union, as a whole,
are favorable to the plan and there
nre other farmers, who are not
members of the union, who are also !
in favor of it. The wheat that has
been signed lor here will reach
about 100,000 bushels, as estimated
on the crop of 1918, or what they
raise. The prospects are that
practically all farmérs here will
sign up their wheat. The pledges !
have been drawn to run for a period
nave ueen urawn iu iuii iui a peiiuu |
of six years, the purpose being to
pool the wheat crops and sell dir
ect to the exporters and millers. A
minimum of 15,000,000 bushels has !
been set for the northwest states,
but it is expected that the pooled
grain will be more than the requir
ed amount.
It is a subject that should receive
the most careful consideration from
every wheat grower in the com
Troy News: Saturday morning ,
about 9:30 while the city was all j
peaceful and quiet, it was aroused |
by a loud noise. Upon investiga- j
tion it was found that the gas tank
of the acetylene welding plant of
the corner garage had blown up.
Pearl Chaney, who was operating j
it, was standing dose to it and was |
knocked down. He at once got up
and proceeded to put out the fire
it had started and in so doing was
burned severely about the face and i
hands. His eyes are badly injured
and his lungs and nostrils were in
jured by inhaling the hot gas. He
is suffering considerable but it is
hoped he will soon be on deck again,
Deary Press: Hjalmer Osterberg,
the well known farmer and thresh
ing machine operator, has pur
chased the timber on the Peter
Skjarve eighty on Pine Creek, some
three miles south of Deary. At the
same time Mr. Osterberg took a
five year lease on a 6-acre tract on
the Skjarve place upon which he
will build a sawmill this spring.
This will certainly be a welcome
enterprise for Deary and vicinity ,
since the demand for lumber is far (
in excess of the output of the local :
mills. It is Mr. Osterberg's inten- !
tion to purchase additional timber
Death of Peter DeFord
Peter DeFord, who had been mak
ing his home with his daughter,
Mrs. Ira Bolon for the past five
years, died suddenly last Friday.
He was playing with the children
and was apparently as well as usual,
when he took suddenly ill and in
ten minutes was dead.
Peter DeFord jwas born in New
York in September, 1839. During
the Civil War he ran the blocade on
the Mississippi River for the North
ern army. Since the death of his
wife, which occurred eight years
ago, he has made his home with his
children. He is survived by five
children; four boys, James and Clay
of Kenrdick, Clarence of Dayton,
Wash., Peter, of Kansas City, and
one daughter, Mrs. Ira Bolon.
The funeral was held from the
Vassar Chapel at Lewiston, Rev.
Green officiating. The burial took
place at the family plot in the
Lewiston cemetery.
Big Bear Ridge
Dr. Rothwell was called on the
ridge by the illness of D. J. Ingle,
who is much improved at this writ
• friends at Park,
| Miss Della Wilson closed her
school at Steele and returned to her j
Joseph Rognstad of Clarkston,
Wash., spent the week end at the A.
N. Rognstad home.
Gabriel Forest has returned to
the logging camps near Deary, hav
ing spent last week at home.
M iss Alice Gilman of Southwick
is staying with Mrs. Emil Russell.
J. O. McComb, deputy assessor,
canvased the ridge last week.
Alfred Hellerud, is visiting at |
the home of his uncle, and with
. I
j ; o ™ it I i : n ^ t w, i^ a Si rf r ^- 1 ä; h S |
I that place for the summer. Mrs.
; Leon Ingle is teaching this week to
; complete the seven month's term. j
Miss Claribel Ingle finished a
very successful two weeks of school
at Taney Friday.
Mrs. Ida Comstock is spending
the week at the Leon Ingle home.
the week at the Leon Ingle home.
Mrs. Grant Thayer
week with her sister,
spent last
Mrs. .Will
The'Latah County Farm Bureau
held a squirrel control meeting at
the U. B. church Thursday after
noon. O. S. Fletcher, County
agent explained and demonstrated a
! the ,P rocess used. A large number
* ar ™ ers ^attended, all reporting t
| the instruction to be very practical.
! their home
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Monk and Miss
P et *u de P arttjd -Tuesday ; t
for the East, where they will make ;
Mrs. Wm. Triplette of Moscow
anived last week to visit her sister,
Mrs. C. C. Blackburn.
in the vicinity of his mill. He will
also do custom sawing, which will
enable the farmers to have their
I own logs converted into lumber for
, building purposes,
j Contemplated building in Deary
| alone this season will provide a
j market for a large amount of lum
ber. There will be a great deal of
building done in the country also,
so that the cut of all the local mills
j will find a ready sale,
| Star-Mirror: Fred Stroebel, non
partisan candidate for state senator
in the l918 campaign in Latah
county, is authority for the state
i ment that at the executive session
nonpartisans held in Moscow
Monday the sum of $12,000 was rais
ef j "f or a county campaign in Latah
is county ." Mr. Stroebel did not
s j a j- e how th e money is to be spent
nor give any myforination as to
what use $12,000 will be put in this
county. It is understood that about
40 members of the nonpartisan
league attended the executive meet-:
ing and they came from all parts of
a Latah county. Rev. Mr. Osterhout,
on of Clarkston, Wash., who is organ-:
he izer for Latah and four other Idaho
counties, promised The Star-Mirror
a statement of the action taken at !
, the meeting Monday afternoon, but, :
far ( aside from the statement of funds
: raised, brought to the office of the
! Star-Mirror by Mr. Stroebel, no j
further report was given out.
Baptist Ship Is on Christianity Cruise
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The Good Old Days
Today it is a poor egg that doesn't
bring a nickle, and butter is worth
70 cents a pound. The old-timer
looks back over tne years. He
sighs for tne good old times. Eggs
were 10 cents a dozen and butter 20
cents a pound, says the Miami
But does he really want "the
good old times?" Let's see.
In those days people had parlors
and didn't use 'em. Now they have
living rooms and wear 'em almost
They lighted their homes with
kerosene "hanging" lamps.
Fellows took their girls out
"buggy-riding" and knew nothing
of the joy of a fleet motor car.
Men were paid a dollar a day on
the section, and the other day labor
er, just a little above him, was paid
ten dollars a wees.
As some other man has said, when
a person had weak lungs they be
gan to select a nice green spot in
t he "marble orchard" for hini, and
if your appendix got tangled up,
they said you had inflammation of
; t h e bowels and they buried you
there were none.
And women wore bustles and long
germy skirts and had limbs instead
of legs.
Houses were heated by stoves of
one kind or another. And—bath
tubs and other toilet facilities
Remember those
cold winter nights with the ordin
ary lot 220 feet long?
Yes, those were not the good old
days. Let 'em keep their 10-cent
eggs and their 20-cent butter. Liv
ing in 1920 is worth more than it
costs, even if it costs more than it
Auctioned Seed Low Quality
Beware the seed auction, says B.
F. Sheehan, field agronomist of the
University extension division and
state seed commissioner.
"Une of the best places to get low
quality seed containing many of our
most noxiuus weed seeds is at an
'auction' sale," says Mr. Sheehan.
"Samples examined at various sales
indicate this to be true. In many
instances a farmer's low quality
seed could not be gotten rid of
"Farmers must remember that it
is unlawful for them to offer for
sale seed of alfalfa, timothy or the
clovers unless it conforms to the
! Idaho seed law and is tagged so as
: to indicate its quality. Farmers
are liable as any dealer and individ
uals purchasing seed should remem- ;
j ber to get the best from a source
i known to be reliable."
Livestock Diiectory Issued
Nearly 800 breeders of purebred
livestock are listed in the Idaho
Purebred Livestock Directory, just
Issued by the university extension
division. The name of breeder,
breed of livestock, county, post
office address and number of males
and females owned are given. The
directories will be distributed
through the county farm bureau
offices, the office of the extension
division at Boise, and the univer
sity at Moscow.
Kendrick Court Proceedings
An automobile agent drove into
Kendrick the first of the week too
late to get his car in one of the gar
ages, so he drove it along the side
walk and parked it in front of one
of the hotels on the parking strip
between the sidewalk and curb.
The next morning he was arrested
and hailed before Justice of the
Peace Stanton. Judge Stanton, be
ing of a judicial turn of mind,
asked to see the ordinance that cov
ered the case. The ordinance book
was produced but nothing was con
tained in the ordinance concerning
motor vehicles. The ordinance was
evidently passed before motor
vehicles were commonly used. The
auto agent said he had the choice
the night he drove in, of having his
car frozen fast in the rich, black
mud of Kendrick's main thorough
fare or parking it on the walk, so
he chose the latter of the two evils.
Special Services Sunday
There will be special music at
the Presbyterian church for Easter
Sunday in the morning. There will
also be celebration of the Lord's
Supper, baptisms and reception of
new members. Everyone is invit
ed to attend this service.
Suicide at Troy
The funeral of Mrs. Isabel Read,
of Troy, was held at Moscow Mon
day. Mrs. Read committed suicide
at her home in Troy last Saturday
morning by shooting herself with a
revolver. She leaves a husband, a
baby nineteen months old, a mother
a sister and a brother. She commit
ted suicide because it is said her
husband, who had worked all night
in the brick yard at Troy, complain
ed that breakfast was not ready
when he came home at six o'clock in
the morning.
£ iQ1 ^j California the first of the
; wee |{ anc j spent a short time here
I visiting his daughter, Mrs. Jack
Veteran Mail Carrier
The last day of March J. I. Mitch
am completed his sixteenth year as
rural carrier on route 1, out of
Kendrick. Before becoming a rural
carrier he served four years as post
master here when the postoffice was
a fourth class office, giving him a
record of 20 years' service in con
nection with the Kendrick office.
J. I. nas lived in Kendrick a total
of 30 years ana near the town 6
years, which makes him one of the
pioneers of this section. He will
be 71 years old the first of next
week and expects to retire from his
route in the near future. He is
probably the oldest mail carrier,
from the standpoint of years in the
service, of anyone in the state.
After deducting for legal holidays
and Sundays he has carried the mail
4,912 days. His route is 17 miles
long, so he has traveled a distance
of 83,504 miles. He estimates that
he has handled 672,000 pieces of
mail during his 16 years service,
has issued 4,800 money orders and
sold $2,280 worth of stamps.
J. I. is not quitting his route be
cause he is getting too old to stand
the work, but it is getting so that
rural carriers cannot stand the high
cost of living. He expects to retire
and take life easy by following the
occupation of a farmer.
He says he has nothing but kind
feelings for all of the patrons on
his route and for the people of
Texas Ridge
Old March has given us her share
of disagreeable weather.
Ed Ogden has returned home from
camp where he has been working
the past two months.
Wilbur Babcock of St. Maries
visited the past week with his
mother, Mrs. Comstock, on Bear
ridge and his brother Claire, on
Texas ridge.
Bert Baker has purchased an auto
truck. Bert expects to raise early
garden truck to sell to the camps.
March 24th at the U. B. church a
meeting was held for the public, at
which time James Miller, Texas
Bogar and George Brown were
elected trustees of the Elmwood
Clifford, the second son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Baker, died of pneu
monia following the flu. The
Baker family moved to Washington
last fall. Wé extend our sympathy
to the bereaved family.
J. H. Biaker of Deary visited rel
atives on the ridge anu attended
the cemetery meeting.
Mr. Boyce of Bovill bought two
head of cattle from Mr. Odgen and
four from Mr. Brown.
Miss Naomi Head 1 and her little
nephew. Arnold Dahlgren, are on
the sick list.
Sundav school at 10:30 and preach
ing every other Sunday. Evrey
bodv welcome.
Mr. Miller is preparing a pro
gram. He expects to have a basket
social in the near future. The pro
ceeds to purchase an organ for the
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Beyer went
to Spokane last Monday where Mrs.
Beyer will enter a sanitarium for
medical treatment.
Dr. Kelly of Kendrick was called
Monday morning to attend Mr.
John Gentry, who is quite ill.
Adair Pemberton
I This community was shocked
j Thursday afternoon to learn of the
sudden death of Adair Pemberton.
He had been slightly ill for the past
three or four days but his condition
was not thought to be serious until
a very short time before his death.
He has never been strong since an
attack of infantile paralysis when
he was a child. His last illness
started with a cold and complies
tions setting in caused his death. 1
He was a young man of sterling!
character and in spite of his physic-1
al affliction was always cheerful
and bv his pleasing, straightfor
ward disposition made friends
wherever he was known. His death :
has casta cloud of sadness over the :
entire community. I
Pete Stump Buys Property
Pete Stump of Southwick Itst
week purchased a five-acre tract in
Clarkston. His property is located
on Libby Street west of 13th and is
the place formerly owned by Frank
Casewell. The consideration is
said to have been $4,000. Mr.
Stump expects to build a house or*
his new property with the expecta
tion of making his home there in
the near future. There are few
farmers who have done as well
financially during the past five
years as Mr. Stump has. He has a
fine farm on Potlatch ridge which
has been paid for from crops raised
during the past few years. Mr.
Stump started as a renter about five
years ago.
Fresh Air Fiend
In the balmy August weather of a
Potlatch night, a sleeping porch is a
genuine luxury, a real step forward
in the progress of civilization. The
morning of April 1, however, arous
ed doubts in the mind of the writer
as to whether this fresh air fad
isn't being carried beyond the bond3
of usefulness. It's not excatly a
comfortable feeling to wake up in
the early? (now what do you sup
pose made that typesetting machine
drop the question mark at such an
embarrasing point?) morning
hours, shake the snow flakes from
your silky eyelashes and peek over
the top of a blanket of snow—
beautiful snow! And then to be
forced to paddle in one's bare feet
thru a half inch of Nature's ermine
mantle in order to get within
striking distance of a villianous
alarm clock, that always goes off at
least three hours before a person is
ready to get up. A fitting start to
ward reaching the end of a perfect
April Fool's Day!
April Fool's Day!
Local Items
Mrs. Hanlan of Portland spent
several days here this week, the
guest of her sister, Mrs. F. A.
Mrs. Annie Oylear of Clarkston
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Jake
Berriman of Cameron. *
It is said that the condition of
County Commissioner Columbus
Clark, who has been critically ill at
his home on Fix ridge, is consider
ably improved.
Manager Wilcox has announced a
baseball benefit dance to be held in
Kendrick Friday night April 16.
The net proceeds from the dance
will be turned into the treasury of
the baseball association here. At
Bovill last week the baseball boys
raised $450 at their benefit dance
and box social.
The Farmers Hardware Com pany
this week installed a lavatory,'sink
and toilet in the basement of the
Methodist church.
Various kinds of weather visited
Kendrick Tuesday. At times it
had the appearance of spring; then
the temperature would drop as the
sun hid behind a cloud. The next
minute it was either raining, sleet
ing or snowing. In the afternoon
the wind blew a gale and with it
came a dust storm. Along toward
evening it rained mud, which was
the end of a punk March day
Miss Edith McKinney of Lewis
ton has accepted a position as book
xeeper and stenographer with the
Kendrick State Bank. She took up
the work of ner new position the
first of the month.
The Kendrick baseball team will
start the season this year with all
of last year's lineup, with the ex
ception of one player, Don McCrea,
who is now in Alaska. George
Carlson is available for this place
1 and a new man, Joe Gardner, is said
to be a fast outfielder. Baseball
prospects look good. With a good
istart financially the ball team
should get away in fine shape,
Some extensive improvements are
: being planned for the grounds and
: the grand stand will probably he
I rebuilt.

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