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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Subscription Price $1.50 In Advance VOLUME 31. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER I». 1921 NUMBER 4b Over The County Deary Press: The highway graded up and opened for travel that por tion of the Moscow-Bovill state highway lying between Main street in Deary, and the end of the Avon road at the corner of the Swanson and Smith farms. The improvement has won the board plaudits from the people of both town and country. The road intersects Second avenue near Line street, and that portion of it between Second avenue and the townsite line, which is new will be hereafter known as Highway ave nue. The road makes Secund avenue the main entrance into town from the west, and it will accommodate the travel from the Troy, Bear Creek and Avon sections. Incident ally, it has made an unusually pretty thoroughfare of Second ave nue, which is now open for practic ally its whole length, there are a number of handsome building sites along the west end of it. Troy News: Farmers in this dis trict are elated over the tine weath er that has followed the heavy rains of last week, as it has permitted pushing the farm work until the fall plowing and seeding are almost finished. The wheat planted is coming up strong and will haye a fine root for the winter. It is a gen eral prediction that the crop next year will be another of the bumper variety. Juliaetta Record: Don Gruell de parted this week for Boise where he will take treatment at a hospital tor ulcers of the stomach and an afflic tion of the lungs due to having been gassed while in the service in France. He was directed to take treatment by order of government officials charged with the care of disabled ex-service men. Genesee News: It is a notable fact that California weather is still "on tap" in the Genesee section. It would he hard to imagine a finer fall than we have had—only just a little more rain would have been very acceptable by every one How ever, the fall wheat is coming up nicely and that which was put in early is showing up quite green and taken all in all, the weather has been exceedingly fine. Letter From J. I. In remitting his subscription to the Gazette this week, J. I. Mitcham of Tiger, Wash., the former veteran mail carrier on the American ridge route, writes a letter that will be ot interest to his many friends in the Potlatch country: "I am getting along very well. We had our first snow today but don't think it will stay long. "We bad the worst forest tire here last August I ever saw. It burned over about 35 acres of my place and destroyed considerable of my good timber. "I have purchased 120 acres ot land in Stevens county and will move there next summer. 1 now have 200 acres of land. Old Fred, my old black horse, got a dose of poisoned oats and is dead. "With kindest regards to all friends. J. 1. Mitcham." Aeroplane Ear Specialist Esther Devlin, aged 20, a Spokane girl, was taken 13,000 feet in air by an aviator on Sunday last and brought down two miles in a nose dive without protection for her ears in an effort to restore her hearing which she had lost as a child follow ing scarlet fever. The shock re stored her faculties in part at least. She heard the rush of air through the guys of the machine, the rear of the engine and questions address ed to her on landing. The experi ment will be repeated shortly. According to an account in Mon day's Spokesman-Review, the Buick car belonging to Dr. J. E. Hoyt, was stolen at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. The car was parked in the eity and was taken in broad day light. Disastrous Hunting Trip After an exciting month's hunt ing trip during which they once went from a Sunday morning until the next Friday noon with but one meal and also tipping over on a raft in the Clearwater, incidentally los ing four elk hides'and one bear hide, E. C. Hall and William Rus sell of Moscow and Percy Armstrong and Fred Jones of Linnvilie have returned to civilization. The party went from Moscow to the north fork of the Clearwater by way of the Oxford ranger station and used pack horses from there to the Moscow bar on the north fork. During their 10 days in camp they bagged three elk and one mountain .goat. Taking their trophies, with a bear hide and another elk hide they were to bring out for another party, the four built a raft 40 feet long and seven logs wide and started on an 85 mile trip down the riverjto Ahsahka, tour miles below Orotino. When about 10 miles below camp, after shooting a rapids, they ran afoul a rock which tipped their raft over in water from 15 to 20 feet deep. All members of the party stuck to the raft which was held against the rock by the current. Russell swan to shore with a rope from the raft and hanging to it, the other members made the shore one at a time. Their guns and packs containing their clothing were saved, also the goat hide and head which were in Hall's pack. The elk skins and bear hide and all other baggage was lost in the stream. A day and a half was spent trying to put the raft in shape for the balance of the trip and, finding this impossible, they walked down the river to the mouth of Isabel creek, a distance of 6 miles, where they made another raft, this one 30 feet long and 6 logs wide. The iogs were fastened together &ith birch binders and cherry withes. The balance of the journey was made without mishap. From the time the raft tipped over, on Sunday morning, until they came out Fri day, they had but one meal. Last year Hall and Jones, with two other men, made the same trip without difficulty. This is not the first time the former has had such an experience. Two year's ago he was crossing the Salmon river below Dixie with William Sorrow and Fred Silgy when a log overturned their boat, and. the latter were drcwned. Mrs. S. C. Darby Mrs. S. C. Darby, one of the best known residents of the Crescent country, passed away at her home Mondav morning. Death was due to cancer. Mrs. Darby with her husband set tled on a farm at Crescent about 28 years ago, where she made her home until her death, her husband pre ceding her in death a number of years ago. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fanny Keller of Coeur d' Alene; Mrs. May Longeteig of Twin Falls, Idaho; Miss Elsie Darby of Crescent; four sons, John and Fred of Crescent; Will, of Can ada and Arthur of California; one step-son, Edward, of Crescent. The funeral took place at South wick Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock interment being made in the Southwiek cemetery. Have Any of These? A contemporary gives the follow ing advice to its delinquent sub scribers: "If you have frequent fainting spells, accompanied by cmlls, cramps, errns, bunions, rhill blains, epilepsy, and jaundice, it is a sign that you are not well and liable to die any minute. Pay your subscription in advance, and thus make yourself solid for a good obituary notice." We pass the ad vice along tor any of our subscrib ers who may have observed these symptoms in themselves.—Ex. M. F. Day of Lewiston town Thursaday on business. A Hard Nur to Husk in coni» UHUE SSL Shot Fine Elk K J. L. Johnson and son, Edwin, r re turned from the Pot Mountain country Thursday night of last week, where they secured a fine bull elk, that weighed approximately 900 pounds. Forest rangers said it was one of the finest specimens that they had ever seen brought out of that country. It took three horses to pack the meat. Mr. Johnson and son spent about three weeks on the trip. They left here with four horses, and a light spring wagon, driving as far as the Bungalow and making the rest of the trip by pack train to the North Fork of the Clearwater near Pot Mountain. They got their elk a day or so atter arriving at the river but that was the onlv game secured on the trip. School Notes A holiday was enjoyed by the school children on Friday of last week, it being Armistice day. A truck load of high school, seventh and eighth grade'students, consisting of the basket ball boys and their "rooters" went to Troy Friday to play the high school at that place. The score was 34 to 16 in favor of Troy. Both the boy's and girl's basket ball teams have been practicing regularly this'week. The boys expect to win the games scheduled with Kooskia for hridav, November 18, and Kamiah fer Sat-1 urday. The games will be played at those places. Twentv-two pupils of the third and fourth grades have turned in their health Crusade charts to Miss McAllister and have received first honors. Miss Durmott also receiv ed splendid reports from the pupils in her room. The Monroe Silent Reading Test was given to the high school students last week. These tests will be giv en often during the year and con siderable improvement is expected. The thjrd and fourh grade children are spending a great deal of their spare time this week in decorating their room with pumpkins, painted turkey gobblers, etc,. From all ap pearances, Thanksgiving Day is coming soon. The 7th and 8th grades took the Monroe Silent Reading Test last week. Results show that the 7th giade is considerably above stand ard, while the eighth grade is just up to standard. Long« Have Big Sale. The big money-raising sale at Long s has started out under most favorable auspices and gives every indication of being an entire suc cess. It is in charge of the Gregson Sales Co. of Spokane and under the personal superv.sion of P F. Richardson, sales specialist, of the company. The interior of ihe store presents a gala appearance and has attracted much favorable comment. A crowd estimated at loti people was waiting for the doors to open Thursday morning. U. of I. Barn Burned Purebred cattle worth $15,000 or $20,000 were saved from fire by Prof, and Mrs. Kay|F. Morgan, early Wednesday morning while the beef cattle barn of the university college of agriculture was burning. The tire started at 2:30, apparently from defective wiring, and was well under way when it was discovered. Realizing the value of the 40 pure bred Shorthorns and Herefords that occupied the stalls. Professor and Mrs. Morgan, who live on the farm, bent their first efforts to saving them and were practically through getting them out when other help arrived. The only loss of livestock was of two or three animals that brokeaway after being rescued and rushed back into the fire. The flames had gained such head way when other help came that the fire could not be stopped and the barn was totally destroyed. The beef barn was one ot the older structures on the university farm. Its size was 60x60, with a machine shed 60x30 and another wing 80x30. Loss of feed, straw and silage was estimated by university officials to have amounted to $4,000 or $5,000. The building itself was insured. Silos adjoinig the barn were damag ed. Arrangements are being made to care for the beef cattle herd for the winter in temporary quarters. of a Tiie fact that much wool has prov ed unsalable except at a loss has caused many farm women to con-;of sider the home utilization of some of the wool on hand. A few months ago a home demonstration agent from the United States Department ot Argiculture and the Btate agri Making Wool Comforts cultural college gave a demonstra tion on the washing and carding ot wool for comforts at a club meeting in Silverdale community, Kitsap County, Wash. As a result women all over the country have become interested in making comforts, and ; it seems as it there would be . enough made to supply an entire future generation. Flour and sugar sacks have been found excellent for interlining. Arrested on Liquor Charge ! ! - Wilbur Newhall of Moscow, rested Saturday night by Sheriff John L. Woody on a charge ot hav* ing intoxicationg liquor in his pos session, waived his preliminary hearing in probate court before Judge Adrian Nelson Monday and ar . was bound over to tne district court, says the Star-Mirror. His bond was fixed at $500 which was furnished by his father, Mark E. Newhall, and young Newhall was released from custody. At the time of the arrest Newhall is charged with having from four I " fl"'",*«'of intoxicating liquor | j n 4l j s possession. He is a married man and is a resident ot Moscow at ! the present time. His father, Mark | Newhäl I who furnished his bond is now a resident ot bp ikane. He I , g a W ell-to-do farmer who lived in the Crescent neighborhood near I Kendrick. Highway Commissioners Met ! \ Thebeguiar monthly meeting of the KenrdicK Highway district took i place last Saturday. Important and business was transacted in addition the to the regular routine matter of al-j the lowing bills, etc. In accordance ! with the general tendency of the times, it was thought best to reduce the scale of wages to be paid during the ensuing year. Common labor 30 cents an hour; tractor and grader men 55 cents an hour; road overseers and rock men, 40 cents an hour; ed ed of team, $1.50 a day. While these j wages are considerably lower than i those paid heretofore, the commis sioners have had many opportunities this fall! to get men for even less than the above scale, on account of tne scarcity of employment, but did not believe it was fair to them to make the scale any lower. Plans for future road work were discussed and it was generally agreed that the first permanent road work should be done on the strip of road between the town limits and the bridge at the mouth of Wandcheer gulch. This road has been neglected for years and as it is the most used strip in the entire highway district, the comissioners believe it no more than right that it be built first. The commissioners decided to get a surveyor immediately and have a grade established, after which the work of tilling wiil be started. It was thought best to have the filling done by contract. G. F. Walker, member ot the board of commissioners, stated this week that as soon as the money was available the road would be com pleted, which would be some time the latter part of the winter. The grading and filling will be largely done whenever the weather permits this winter and the crushed rock put on later in the winter. The commissioners planned to com plete this strip of road last spring, but the high water played such havoc with the roads of the district that it took all ot the available money to repair the damage done. Mr. Walker stated that the cost t" the district on account of the high water was approximately $5,000. ot This amount would have mere than j completed the mile or more of road last spring. | With the tractor, grader, dump ; wagons and rock crusher that are: now owned by the district, plans are being outlined to do quite exten-1 sive road work during the coming year. The commissioners are very optimistic concerning the buiIding ; con-;of the four miles ot road between Kendrick and Juliaetta. They have Plans on foot, which, if materaliz ed, will see the completion of this road sooner than most of us would j believe possible. \ Grandma Mielke Grandma Mielke died at the home of her son, Fred Mielke, Tuesday morning> Nove mber 15, at the age of 94 yearg 8 monthg and 12 day% death being due to o|d age _ : I I : j j : ; massacred by the Indians. Eva Lucht was born in Germany, March 3, 1827. On November 11, 1805 she was united in marriage to Fred Mielke. In 1856 they came , ^____; „ , , acre. two of her cousins were to America, and settled in Green Isle, Minnesota, living there at the time cf the New Ulm Indian Mass For 20 months her husband served ■ in the Civil War, under General Sherman, teing in General Sher man's famous march to the sea. In 1901 she came to Idaho with her son, 1 red, settling near Cameron, Her husband preceded her u death 35 years ago, and one daugh I ter, 22 years ago. She is survived by five children; three sons, Fred of Cameron, John and Julius of Minnesota; two daughters, Mrs. Bethke and Mrs. Lickfett of Min nesota; one sister. Mrs. Winter ot j Minnesota. Besides these she leaves many giandchildren, great grand chilaren and one great, great grand child. . . , . . The tuneral services were held at the Cameron church, Thursady, Rev. Rein officiating. Interment was made in the Cameron Cemetery. I Raising Seed for Market Herman Wilson of the firm ot Washburn & Wilson Seed Company and Mr. Cunnard, seed specialist of the company, were in this section the first of the week looking over some of the seed corn and beans raised by E. L. Whistler of Cedar Creek ridge. Mr. Whistler rais ed the seed under contract with the hrm. Mr. Wilson and Mr. Cunnard stat ed that both the corn and beans are of exceptionally fine quality, weir matured and passed a high germin ation test. They are well pleased with the seed and are enthusiastic over the possibilities in the Potlatch ot raising seed crops. On account of the long growing season and the usual dry period in the fall tor maturing seed,'they believe this sec tion is most favorably ^adapted for raising many marketable varieties. This year Mr. Whistler raised 12 acret of Golden Bantam sweet corn, about the same acreage ot Burpee's Stringless beans and 30 acres of Rustler's White Dent field corn. The corn is being hand selected and will probably total a carload of first class seed. This will be shipped to Moscow where the company has a machine which clipps off the tips and butts of the ears, leaving only the best of the corn on the cob, which is then put throuh the sheller and then over the grader, atter which it is placed in the dryer to take out all mosture so it will keep perfectly through the winter months. The bench farms in Pot latch canyon are particularly well adapted for raising seed corn as the corn matures early and is almost never injured by frost. There is seldom a time here in the spring when there is enough seed corn to supply local demands, and with an outside market such as is furnished by the seed company at Moscow, it might be made a most profitable crop. Regarding Freight Rates A. E. Wilcox, local agent tor the N .P., makes a reply to the article clipped from a Kansas paper and published in last week's Gaz ette, as follows: "I note in your issue of Novem ber 11, an article regarding high freight rates paid by O. Hower of Cowly, Wyoming, on a carluad Jof prunes from Idaho, which is highly misleading and unfair to the rail way companies and consequently anyone working for them. Below will give you the information con cerning rates on prunes from Idaho tc Cowly, Wyoming: The minimum weight on carloads of fresh fruit including prunes is 26,000 pounds or 1300 boxes of the size mentioned, the rate $1.754 Per hundred whicn would make the freight charges including war tax $469.99 approximately 36 cents per box this leaves 64 cents ot the dollar freight charges claimed unaccour.t ed tor. The article mentioned is about on a par with the claim of the Chicago wholesale produce dealers that are claiming that a reduction on produce from Texas to Chicago 7 ''.'T'" ' r~ should be granted, when they are paying about 36 dollars per ton for Spinach delivered at Chicago, (freight included) and same selling for $300 per ton, onions $40 per ton and selling for $200. Upon investigation you will find a great many are great [outcries for reductions in order to cover up their own dealings. Yours truly, A. E. Wilcox." Kendrick Store Having Sale The Kendrick Store Co. is putting on a big sale this week, lhe saie opened lhursday morning, profuse ly decorated with banners and pen It looks very festive in its j nants. It looks very color scheme of red and yellow, Kendrick merchants, wll no doubt draw an immense amount of trade throughout the Potlatch country \ 6 _ during the next few days, as they are surely making it worth while to I trade here.