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Boost For Better
Into Kend ick
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B. B. Stag Club Party
The Big Bear Ridge Stag Club
held a Valentine party at the Taney
school house last Monday evening
that was pronounced Dy those pres
ent to be the social event ot the sea
son, and the "best ever." The
party was given by the Club in
honor of the ladies and nothing was
left undone to make the evening a
•most enjoyable one.
There are two entrances to the
school house and two cloak rooms.
One entrance was reserved for the
ladies and the other for Stags, and
as the guests came they were met at
the door by two good looking young
men who checked their wraps.
When the crowd had gathered a
•whistle by one of the Club members
outside caused a stampede of the
scags among the audience, in the
general direction of the signal.
Shortly after the curtain was raised
on the stage and the members of the
Club appeared in a body and sang
"Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here",
accompanied by the orchestra. They
again resumed their places in the
audience and the other numbers of
the program were rendered, con
sisting of an address of welcome,
several vaudeville sketches with
musical numbers during intermis
sions. The last number and the
feature of the evening was a stag
dance, put on by four stags and a
dummy woman, known as the Club
Favorite. The orchestra furnished
the jazz for the feature. After two
encores one of the dancers fell off
the stage with the "Favorite" and
'"'queered the show".
The vaudeville sketch, a surgical
•operation, caused a great deal of
hilarity. One of the Stags suffered
the amputation of a perfectly good
hind leg, which was carelessly
thrown to the audience after it had
been severed in the approved man
ner with a butcher knife and meat
saw. The "hard boiled" indiffer
ence ot the surgeons created a vast
amount of admiration among the
spectators, and instead of sympathy,
the unfortunate patient was greeted
with hilarious mirth as he hopped
off the stage on one leg.
Another sketch which brought
tears of compassion to the eyes of
all married men present, was an
exhibition of hubby trying to take
care of the baby, while wifev was
jazzing around at the picture show.
There wasn't a dry eye among the
married males at the conclusion of
the sketch.
After the program the ladies in
dulged in a tug of war. A beauti
ful prize cake was awarded to the
winners, who felt highly elated
over their success. Their joy was
short-lived, however, as the cake
proved to be a frost— juät a piece
of frosted wire netting. It looked
good but it had no other value.
After indulging in a splendid
lunch, served by members cf the
Glub, the balance of the evening
was devoted to games. The con
clusion of the affair was "Good
Night Ladies", sung by the Club
The decorations used for the party
were appropriate to St. Valentine's
Day. The hobo vaudeville artisls
even going so far as to have their
ragged clothes patched with red
Following is the program for the
entertainment and the menu for the
oanquet. At the last minute the
Club made a few changes in both,
but as it was the printed copy dis
tributed among the guests, it is be
ing published as handed in:
Address of Welcome, - Irvin Bean
Violin solo
Piano Duet
Evan Lien
Bass Solo
Rhinehart Hecht
Dewey Galloway
Adolph Forest
Tom Whybark and 1
Ingvald Kleth"
Razor Soup
Graveyard Stew Boiled Skunk
Spuds Carrots Timothy Hay
Prunes a la "Punk"
Tack Pie Alfalfa Cake
Cabbage Horseraddish Onions
Gasoline Red Ink Castor Oil.
Farm Bureau Meeting
The annual county-wide business
meeting of the Latah County Farm
Bureau will be held at Morrill
Hall, the agricultural building at
the University of Idaho, Moscow, at
1:30 p. m., Wednesday, February
23rd. The time and place for the
meeting was decided upon at a
meeting of the executive committee
of the farm bureau held in Moscow
on Friday, February 11th.
At this meeting the work of the
farm bureau for the past year will
be discussed and plans will be made
for the county-wide work of the
bureau lor the coming year. Pro
jects, or lines of work, will be
selected and leaders elected for
these projects. The men elected as
leaders of the projects will make
up the executive'committee for the
coming year, and the officers for
the'executive committee for the en
suing year will be elected from
men elected project leaders. A
number of other important matters
will be up for consideration.
F. L. Williams, State leader of
county agents, has been invited to
adddress the meeting.
Mr. A. S. Lyons, president of the
Latah County Farm Bureau, urges
every farmer to attend the meet
ing- . •
Bootleggers Sentenced
Star-Mirrro: Wednesday was
hard day on bootleggers in Latah
county. Judge E. C. Steele, ot the
district court, gave heavier sent
ences than at any time recently,
when five men came before him on
pleas of guilty of illicit dealing in
John Mowbray and Vernon H.
Wiggins, of Spokane, arrested at
Kendrick recently with $300 worth
of cocaine and four quarts of alco
hol in their suit cases, pleaded
guilty to having liquor in their
possession and were each sentenced
to serve four months in the county
Joe Rivers, arrested by Deputy
Sheiiff Pat Malone, at Bovill, for
having liquor in his possession,
pleaded guilty to the charge and
was fined $200 and sentenced to
serve four months in the county
jail. He has been under suspicion
of being implicated in the making
of "moonshine" according to the
statements of officers,' and Deputv
Sheriff Malone says Riveis was in
toxicated when arrested in his
"shack" at Bovill.
Joe Rudninger, of Spokane, and
Jesse Lamb, who were arrested by
Chief of Police Grant Robbins, last
week on a charge of having liquor
in their possession, when a barrel cf
fermenting mash and a gasoline
stove were found in their home on
Third street, a block from the
Methodist church, pleaded guilty to
the charge and were each given 60
days in the county jail. They had
been in jail 10 days but got no
credit for that time, their sentenec
beginning the day it was admin
istered by the court. The county
jail is well filled now, having just a
dozen inmates of whom nine are
serving sentences for illicit deal
ings in liquor. The number of in
mates is the largest in many months.
MacPherson's Entertain
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. MacPherson
entertained the Circle Card Club
at their home last Friday evening.
The evening was devoted to "500"
with three tables. Mr. and Mrs.
Braden were guests of the Club.
The rooms were decorated in a man
ner suitable to St. Valentine's Day.
1 After several hours of interesting
hands, Mrs. MacPhreson served re
freshments consisting of sand
wiches, salad, pickles, cake and
coffee. This was the second meet
ing of the Club which will here
after meet the second and last Tues
days of each month. Mrs. Braden
and Mr. Boyd made the highest
scores of the evening.
Following is a list of those pres
ent: Messrs, and Mesdames. Leith,
Boyd, McCrery, Kite, Braden and
Cracking the Whip
Masons Entertain Ladies
The St. Valentine's party given at
the Fraternal Temple last Monday
evening by the Masons of Kendrick
Lodge No. 26, was a great success.
A crowd numbering about eighty
people attended.
The festivities began about seven
o'clock with a splendid banquet
served by Mr. and Mrs. N. Brocke
and Mrs. John Brocke. The tables
were decorated profusely with red
and white carnations and were fair
ly groaning under the weight ot the
chicken dinner which the Brockes
so delightfully prepared.
After the banquet Barton's
Orchestra of Lewiston rendered a
short program which was a very
pleasing feature of the evening.
Then followed a picture show', dur
ing the progress of which the
orchestra played. The rest of the
evening was devoted to dancing.
There were a number of the older
brothers and sisters who still clung
to the more ancient customs ot the
fraternity. They wanted to "square
dance". However, it developed
that out of the entire number
assembled no one knew how to call
the dances. Sheriff Woody came to
the rescue. He said that his
deputy, Mr. Smumerfield, was a
past master at calling square
dances, so a messenger was sent
after Mr. Summerfield, who was
Jifevailed upon to desist from still
hunting long enough to preside at
the dance. He knew his lines all
right, and Brother Watson of Troy
had the square dance of his life.
The orchestra was then asked to
play a two-step. They didn't know
just what a two-step was but some
body suggested that it was some
thing like a fox trot, as nearly as
he could remember, so they trans
posed a fox trot into a very present
able two-step and saved the day.
The orenestra didn't have a very
lively time ot it, but they were
good sports and played anything
that the dancers desired.
The hall was beautifully decorat
ed with a shower ot hearts, suspend
ed from the ceiling by threads.
There were five hundred hearts in
the shower. Other valentine decor
ations gave a very pleasing effect in
the soft red light shed from red
tissue covered globes suspended
from the ceiling.
The record of this party in the
archives of the lodge will mark this
as one of the most successful of
the many like events held in the
past by Kendrick Lodge No. 26, A.
F. & A. M.
School Notes
Monday was the scene of much
excitement in the grade rooms. It
being St. Valentine's Day, they
celebrated it with Valentine boxes.
The returns of the seventh and
eighth grade examinations in his
tory and physiology, have been re
ceived. Practically all those taking
them passed.
Asotin High School comes here to
play K. H. S, boys a game of basket
ball, Saturday night. This may be
your last chance to see a game this
season, so be sure to come out and
witness this one.
Rock Encased Skeleton
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Lewiston Tribune—Workmen in |
employ of the Houser Construe-J 0
tion company, who are building a
portion of the Lewis and Clark
highway, recently unearthed a hu
man skeleton encased within a solid
rock. It was only after the rock
had been blasted that the skeleton
was located. The find was made
just east of Arrow, near where
many skeletons of Indians have
been unearthed of late, which in
dicates a possible aborigine bury
ing ground at some time in the
past. How the body became en
cased in the solid rock, however, is
problem which local archaeolo
gists have been unable to solve,
though one theory advanced is that
the rock was of soft sandstone when ;
the burial took place, and has since
hardened, like concrete, by contact
with the elements.
The natural tomb that enclosed 1
the skeleton, is just above where
the bones of an Indian were found
during the year 1898, when grading
was being done for the railroad.
The remains of the Indian, which :
were found at the time, according i
to Enigneer C. C. Van Arsdol, bore
necklace of about 15 to 20 elk's
teeth, as well as one of the very few
medals given out by Lewis and
Clark when tney blazed their trail
through this section. The grave
also contained a number of copper
implements which were tempered
to a very high degree of hardness, i
The science of making implements
out of copper is not understood to
have been known to the Indians of
this section at that time, and have,
only been found in the United State
among prehistoric remains. It is
believed that they were obtained
through the intertribal trading that
was carried on, from the Mexicans,
to the south, or perhaps earlier
from the Aztecs of that country,
The material found in the grave in
dicated the occupant had been a
man of prominence in his tribe,
possibly a chieftain.
The elk's teeth, from being in
contact with the copper, were color
ed an attractive green, and were
taken by the muckers employed in
the railroad construction work to
Lewiston, where they were passed
over the bars in the saloons for
drinks. It was not long, however,
before they were being 'sold about
aNo that
town at from $25 to $50.
It was in this locality,
the fossil remains of a prehistoric
animal were found not long ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Daugherty of
Leland went to Spokane Fri
day to visit relatives.
Successful Revival Meetings
The revival meetings at the
Methodist church ended last Sun
day night. Rev. Greene delivered a
short but very pointed and effective
sermcn that might well be taken to
heart by those who were fortunate
enough to hear it. Fifteen mem
bers were added to the church as a
result of the meetings, which were
in progress for two weeks. The
church was taxed to its capacity to
acommodate the congregation Sun
day night.
Charged With Embezzlement
Nez Perce Hearld: A represent
ative of the Averill Machinery Com
pany arrived in this city from Spok
ane last night and filed^a complaint
with Prosecuting Attorney Pennell
charging Alfred A. Crow with em- j
bezzleing funds belonging to that
company. The necessary details
were arranged and Sheriff W. J.
Smith left this morning for Craig- j
mont, where it was known Crow
had been for the past several days, ;
and finding him there, put him
under arrest. He returned shortly
with his prisoner, and this after
noon the latter was take before
I Probate Judge Ellis, where he waiv
j ed preliminary examination and
was bound over to the district
Mr. Cruw has been in tnis section
the past eight months, during a por
tion of the time being employed as
.selling agent and eolletur for the
Averill company. It is alleged
j the complaint that while acting in
| this «rapacity he made a collection
0 ^ sot ^ e $300 from Wm. A. Eastman
last October and appropriated the
same to his own personal use.
Mr. and Mrs. Crow and their two
children have resided at Nezperce 1
during the time he has been engag
ed * n work on the prairie, and the
friends and acquaintances they have
ma de among our people are much
surprised at this turn of affairs.
Pleads Not Guilty
x be case 0 f Alfred Crow, who is
charged with embazzlement, was
brought before Judge
Lewiston Monday
; be be | d at a | ater date
Scales at
morning He
pleaded not guiltv and his trial will
A quiet wedding took place Sat
urday evening at the Methodist
Church at Lewiston, when Miss
Edith Jenks, daughter of Mrs.
Sylvia Jenks of Lewiston, was mar
tied to Mr. Earl Dunham of Idaho
Falls. Rev. Henry T. Greene per
formed the ceremony in the presence
ot Miss Mamie Kunes ot Lewiston
and Elmer Stone of Pomeroy, an
uncle of the bride.
The bride was tastefully dressed
> n a dress of French grey Georgette i
crepe while the groom wore a suit
of brown.
The bride is well known at Cies
cent where she has a wide circle of
friends, it having been her home
until a year ago, when she moved
to Lewiston.
Mr. Dunham is an ex-service man
and has made many friends since
coming to Lewiston. He has em
ployment with the Troy Lumber
Co. of Clarkston, where the happy f
couple will make their home.
Entertain At Cards
Mrs. E. E. Bechtol and Mrs. Leo
Raaborg entertained the members
of the Okoke Klootchman and their
husbands at cards last Friday even
ing at the Raaberg home. hour
tables were devoted to progressive
"500". Mrs. A. ,V. Dunkle carried
off the prize, a book by Rudyard
Kipüng. One of the features of
the evening that caused consider
ab ' e sur P r > se was the fact that three
of the ladies held higher scores
-a very
There wil 1 be a meeting of the
Wheat Growers Association at the
Union school house on Fix ridge to
ni * ht - < Flida y>- tomorrow night
a meeting will be held in the school
house cn American ridge at 7:3U.
than any gentleman present
unusual occurence.
The rooms were prettily decorated
in a manner appropriate to the val
entine season.
Dainty refreshments were served
b y the hostesses,
a Those present were Messrs, and
Mesdames. Dunkle, McConnell, New
t on, Knepper, Carlson, Raaberg,
Bechtol, McCrea. George Carlson
was a guest of the Club.
a _
Wheat Growers To Meet
Highway Commissioners Met
The commissioners of Kendrick
Highway District held a very im
portant meeting last Saturday and
disposed of a large amount of busi
ness. At nine o'clock in the morn
ing they got together unofficially to
talk over some of the important
matters which they expected to dis
pose of during the regular meeting
the afternoon,
At the usual time they called the
meeting to order and disposed of
the regular routine of listening to
the minutes, allowing bills, etc. '
Road overseers for the ensuing
year were appointed as follows:
District No. 1, American r'idge,
N. Brocke; District No. 2, Big Bear
ridge, N. E. Ware; District No. 3,
Texas ridge, Jack Bailey; District
No. 4. Little Bear ridge, Henry
The schedule of wages was fixed
for labor at 40 cents an hour; road
overseers, 50 cents an hour; teams
$2.00 per day.
Considerable time was spent
discussing the advisability of pur
chasing a rock crusher for the dis
trict. It final) ly developed that
the sentiment of the Board was un
animously in favor of a crusher,
It then remained to select the type
0 f machine and it was finally agi eed
to buy a Champion. An order was
placed with representatives of the
Company, Mr. Davis and Mr. Rowe,
for a 10x20 crusher. This machine
has a capacity of 18 tons or 12 yards
an hour. It weighs 17,000 pounds
and is mounted on trucks, so that it
can easily be transported to any
P art ut the district with the tractor,
^ ne P r ' ce °f the machine was
$° 492.90 F. O. B. Portland. It was
to have been shipped at once, so the
commissioners expect it here within
a few days. The big Yuba tractor
belonging to the district will fur
nish the power to operate the crush
The commissioners have had a
number of offers from farmers and
others, that if the district would
grade the roads and crush the rock,
they would help to have it hauled
on the roads. With a continuation
of this co-operative spirit there can
be considerable permanent road
building done in the district this
The commissioners paid $2,000 on
i the tractor which was purchased
last summer.
At nine o'clock p. m. the meeting
f acu n v and i) r , ph. Soulen of the
H. S. Girls Serve Banquet
The domestic science class of the
Kendrick High School, under the
direction ot Miss Esther Lowery,
served a delightful banquet to the
school board and their wives, the
Department of Education of the
University of Idaho. The prepar
ing and serving of the banquet gave'
the members of the domestic science
class an opportunity to put into
practice some of the theoretical
work which they have been doing
in the class room. The tables were
tasetfully arranged and the banquet
served very nicely.
Those present were Professor Sou
len. Mr. and Mrs. Walker, Mr. Stan
ton, Mr. Lutz, Mr and Mrs. Mor
rison, Misses Hood, Lowery, Little,
Malioy, McKinnon and O'Conner.
During the course of the dinner
the teachers and members of the
board of trustees had an opportunity
of consulting with Dr. Soulen on
any questions which concerned the
welfare ot the school. It was a
very ineresting hour and was pro
ductive of a large amount of profit
able information.
Dr. Soulen intimated, after a
thorough inspection of the' con-
dition of the school, which he had
made during the afternoon, that it
would be put on the accredited list
of schools of the state. While he
hasn't the authority to directly
place the school on the accredited
list, his recommendation goes to
the Board of Education and they
generally follow out his wishes. An
accredited four years' high school
j course is a very good showing for a
1 town the size of Kendrick.

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