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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Subscription Price $1.50 In Advance VOLUME 31. KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 9. 1921 NUMBER 49 Over The County Genesee News: According to a re port recently made Idaho has 823 inmates in her three asylums for the insane. It is hardly possible that that many out of a population of 431,866 can be insane. David Burrell, state commission er of pub'ic welfare is advocating a check of inmates sent from the dif ferent counties to ascertain how many are really insane and how many have been sent to these in stitutions by counties who want the state to take carê cf their old and feeble. It is rather a poor advertisement lor the 3tate to have such a large per cent of her population in in stitutions for the feeble minded and Mr. Burrell is taking the right course when he intends to nave many of them returned to the counties where they rightfully be long. Juliaetta Record: Z. Lay, of this place, died early Monday morning at his home on Water street. Mr. Lay lived alone and had been in poor health for some time. During Sunday night he became quite .ill and summoned some ot the neigh bors who remained with him till the early hours of the morning. Charles Talbott was the last to leave him about three o'clock when Mr Lay said he felt better and be lieved he could go to sleep and would be all right the rest of the night. Mr. Talbott then went home and about 7 o'clock in the morning Mr. Talbott went over to see how he was and found that he had expired Deceased was aoout 65 years old and has been a resident of Julia etta for a number of years. He is Survived by his wife and three children who are at Ellensburg, Wash., and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Grove, who resides here, also a brother and a sister who reside at outside points. The funeral was held Thursday at 11 o'clock from the U. B. church. Rev. John Carton conducting the services. Interment was made in the village cemetery north of town. Troy News: Atter working for several months in an effort to se cure members, the Three-in-One Oil Company has finished its organiza tion and will push wurk on its claims in the Sweet Grass country in Montana. The organization is the work ot H. C. Stapleton of this city and 1. W. Hanson, formerly of Kalis pel, Montana, and now a resident of Moscow. Associated with them" here are A. J. Flint, whr becumes vice president; Dr. fi. S. Peterson, treasurer, and G. C. Hoyt, who is legal advisor to the company. Mr. Hanson is president and Mr. Staple ton secretary. An active advertis ing campaign is now on and the company expects plenty of financial backing for its enterprise. Work on the well has been in progress for some time with excellent showings, and its prospects are such that the Troy men named, as well as others have expressed their faith by get ting into the company with their tracking. JDeary Press: Farmers say that the winter grain is looking as tine as they have ever seen it on the eve of winter. Most of it has made a fine growth and the snow is affording it adeqdate protection. The ground is not frozen and is absorbing the snow water as fast as it melts Since the timber nas been removed the upper country gets the full benefit of the Chinook winds, cold and sometimes unpleasant, but they melt the snow rapidly and it is •doubtful if we will ever again hav the rigorous winters ot the old wilderness days. Star-Mirror: There are five men now living in Latah county, who have lived here for 50 years and. so far as the Star-Mirror is able to learn, only five men. These men were together Thursday in Moscow, the dinner guests of J. L. Naylor, a lendertoot of only 45 years residence in the county, at the Moscow hotel. The guests ot Mr. Naylor were Thomas Tierney. Murdock Cameron, William Frazier, William Tomer Latah Bankers File Protests All but two banks of Latah county tiled protests Monday, against the assessments made against their per sonal property. The claim the bank ers brought before the board of county commissioners, sitting as a board of equalization, was that tney are assessed dollar for dollar on their capital stock and surplus while other properly is assessed from 50 to 75 per cent of its actual value. The county commissioners v take up each individual case and in an endeavor to ascertain whether the assessments are out of propor tion. The following bankers of the county appeared before the hoard: E. W. Lutz of the Kendrick State Bank, G. E. Taber ot the First Bank of Genesee, J. A. Harsh of the Latah County State Bank of Deary and the First State Bank of Bovill, Clar ence Larson of the First Bank of Troy, Fred K. Bressler of Genesee Exchange Bank, M. B. McConnell of the Farmers Bank of Kendrick, H. Melgard of the First Trust and Savings Bank ot Moscow, Harry Whittier of the Moscow State Bank, J. H. Bottjer ot the Potlatch State Bank and J. S. Reckathorn of the First National Bank ot Moscow. Captured Auto Thief Frank James John, alias Wm. Carl and Frank Thomas, the Indian who escaped from the sheriff at Arrow last week, was captured hy John jEllenwood of the United States con stabulary and Paul Ennis, special deputy, who found John at the home of an Indian by the name of Amos Williams, a rancher near Arrow. John was taken to Lewiston and from there to Spok ane where he will be tried for steal ng Dr. John E. Hoyt's car. Will Join State Bureau a At a farm bureau meeting in Mos cow, Tuesday afternoon, at which Charles B. Stonebreaker, of Inde pendence, Iowa, representing the American Farm Bureau federation, was the principal speaker, it was de cided by the Latah county organiza tion to join the state and national federation. A campaign for mem bers wilI he put on some time next month. The principal rdvantage gained by affiliating with the higher bodies is to gain representation at Wash ngton. and George VV. Tomer. Four of these men located in what is now Latah county in 1871. The fifth, Thomas Tierney, located here in 1870, They came here when the Palouse country was covered with bunch grass, wild sunflowers and camas, giving the face of the country the appearance of a vast flower garden. At that time, according to the story told by these pioneers, there were few roads in the Paluuse country, the few settlers traveling for the most part over trails made by the Indians. They followed the most direct course and the easiest grades. There was no postuffiee here, or anywhere near. The first postoffice was established one mile off what is now Moscow's Main street, March 19, 1873. The place was known as Paradise Valiev and the postoffice bore that name. Van ison Craig was postmaster. The mail' was then carried from Lewis ton to Lone Pine on horse back and tne settler paid 25 cents for tne privilege of receiving a letter They received very few, however, and the mail sack was easily carried behind a man on the hurricane deck of a cayuse. These tive men are the only men now ahve in Latah county who have lived in the county continuously for 50 years. Mr. Naylor, who has lived here 45 years, states to the Star-Mirror that he feels like a tenderfoot among these real pioneers; these men who. en gaged in farming, as they were, . , . , , . . contributed so largely to tne early developement of the Palouse country. u Apologies Accepted MY ÛOOPNESS: AUNT you POY> AsHWfcD Of YOU ft SELVES. PwkiMö 0« That little fellow £ AlLKlfoHT LAP' , goT MV FLANNELS an- AN'-ffiEvee josi DOING ME a n THAI BWOB Guilty of Wife Desertion George Bowen of Julietta, who was arrested some time ago for wife desertion, pleaded guilty of the charge before Probate Judge Nel son, Monday afternoon. He was given 60 days in jail and tined $300, but the sentence was suspended on condition that Bowen support his family and report every 30 days to the sheriff for a period of 6 months. Rebekahs Elect Officers At a regular meeting of the Kend rick Kebekah Lodge last Tuesday evening the following officers were elected: Mrs. Lucy Thomas, Noble Grand; Mrs. Nettie Hcusley, Vice Grand; John Kite, Recording Sec retary: Thos. Sturdevant. Financial Secretary; Mrs. Minnie McDowell, Treasurer; Trustees: Mrs. Edgar Long, Mrs. J. L. Kelly and Mr%, Dolly Lewis. -V'* Leland Items ! of Frank Fleshman went to Moscow ] hospital for treatment. He was ac companied by Mrs. Fleshman, who! remained with him, and L. Yenni, I who returned the same day -^Mrs. Stoneburner is moving to Cameron to live with her sister and aged father. She nas greatly en deared herself to the people of Le land, by her many kindnesses and we regret very much to have her leave us. Mrs. Winegardner entertained the Epwortn League, Friday evening. There were thirty-five present. After the business session games were played until 10 p. m., after which refreshments consisting of fruit salad wafers and cocoa were served. After the 16th the missionary ladies will have on sale at Mrs. Cludray's confectionarly, articles suitable for Christmas presents. We are glad to report that we gain have a doctor in our village, Dr. Seely, whom we cordially wel come to our town. Mrs. Edd Fleshman entertained the missionary ladies Thursday, at her home. Officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows: Mrs. Kate Winegardner, president; Mrs. J. A. Hall, vice-president; Mrs. Ed Fleshman, corresponding secretary; Mrs. May McCall, recording secre tary; Mrs. Leona Parks, treasurer. A lovely dinner, served by the hostess, was enjoyed hy all present. ^Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Kuvkendahl are the proud parents of an eight pound baby girl born, Friday morn ing, December 2. Mrs. Hall had as dinner guests Sunday, Mrs. Dean and daughter, I Nellie, and Miss Carrick. \ Mrs. Lloyd Kuykendahl was oper Mrs. Leonard Davis is visiting j her mother, who has been quite sick i he en- i £. reat many Gazette subscrip . tions fall due January l. It s a good ; , dea tQ „ art 1922 , n ' prüper man . I n er by having that subscription | paid up. àted on at a Lewiston hospital, Thursday. At last reports she was doing nicely. X Messrs R. B. Parks, Jesse Hott man, C. Craig, Archie May, Wm. Bond, Wm. Behrens, E. Schmidt, all of Leland, attended the Road commissioners' meeting at Lewis ton. Monday. XB. Goudzward went to Lewiston Wednesday to attend the merchants' convention. who the Nel was on his to were Vice Sec Mr%, Robbed Long's Store < - Last Saturday night at a late hour thieves broke into the store of N. B. Long & Sons and stole a large quantity of merchandise. The sheriff's office was notified and officers have been working on the case. No clues were left as to the identity of the thieves. While a complete check was dif ficult to obtain, it is known that the following goods were taken:! four suits, one overocat, four mack-1 inaws, a number of sweaters, two leather vests and for bolts of silk in addition to a nmber of smaller, ar Hcles. --auspices _ 0 . . , Captain E. W. Bughman, who for . , , . . . years operated a steamboat on Snake - . , , d river from Lewiston to Riparia, . , .. . - . . passed away at the home ot his Death of E. W. Baughman daughter, Mrs. H. A. Thatcher, at Moscow. His death occurred at 6 ! o'clock Monday evening, at the age of 86 years. Captain Baughman brought the first steamboat up Snake river in 1861. He was probably one ot the ] ac who! I most widely known pioneers in the to and en Le and her the games after of were inland empire. Rev. Thompson to Speak Rev. Thompsun of the Walla Walla Presbytery, will preach in the local Presbyterian church Sunday. Ser vices will be held in the morning and evening. A large attendance is urgently requested. Sunday school will be held in the morning as usual. Big Bear Ridge _ A special program will be given by the Literary Society at the Steele school house, Saturday evening, December 17th, at 7:30 sharp. Fol lowing this will bea basket social ana cake and coffee will he served. The proceeds realized will pe used for the building of the community Hall. Come! Let us make this a much talked of success socially as well as financialv. The vote taken Sunday morning was unanimous in tavor of continu ing Union Sunday school through out the winter months. j j , , A very good program and a neck tie sooal was given by Miss Clara Bailey's school at Bear Creek, Sat urday evening A crowd from her attended and all reported an enjoy able time. Preaching services at the Luther an cnurch, Sunday December nth at Mrs. Leonard Davis of Leland is i spending the week here caring for her mother, Mrs. Chas. Elliott, who is quite ill. Miss Bertha Kleth is a Lewiston visitor this week. • Misses Alta, Allie and Claribel Moore came home from Kendrick to spend the week end with their parents. Dan Jones has gone to Lewiston to remain indefinitely. The various schools are making preparations for a Christmas pto grain. Quite a number have voluntarily reiewed their annual m'tnhersh to the Red Cross. You still have a chance to renew until December K Dr. Otteraaen Here Dr. Otteraaen was in Kendrick yesterday and made arrangements to move his household goods and office equipment here today. It the ; weather is favorable he will have to his goods brought from Troy by autotruck. He has rented the Me Dowell house across the street from the Guy Hotel and will have his office rooms in his home until other rooms can he secured. ITf71md~Mr¥.~0tteraacn pian to locate here permanently and this community will be their home, They are the type of people who will make friends readily and they will be a most welcome addition to the social activities of the com-; munity. Mrs. Otteraaen is a gradu ate nurse and is a valuable assistant to the Doctor in his practice ot medicine. Dr. Otteraaen is a young man but has had a splendid medical educa tion and in addition to this, three years city hospital experience, as well as considerable experience in the practice of medicine in the East. He is thoroughly up-to-date in his methods and is intensely interested i in his profession. That he will be j hi(?hly successtul here is practically assure( j j__ - An all star cast from the Lewis- t 0 n State Normal will present "The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary" at the Grand Theatre in Kendrick, Saturday, December 17, under the of the Kendrick schools. It will be a three-act comedv, full j of tun and clever situations. Eleven accomplished artisits make up the ... , . icast of this popular production, , ,, i Wherever shown this fall, the p ay I. ^ t r J nas met with most nattering suc " Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary 6 in cess. Prof. Daniel, stated this week that in order to secure a paexeu house, lie has decided to put the price ot adult tickets at 50 cents and children's teikets 35 cents. This is the first time it has been possible to secure a date for this production, so the people of the community should feel fortunate in having an opportunity to see the play here. Tickets will be on sale by the students ot the local schools about the middle ot next week. j j Potato King Coming F. Benz., "the putato king," will lecture in Kendrick tomorrow morn ing, Saturday, at 10 o'clock. The lecture will be given at the city hall and is free to everybody. He is the most noted and successful potatu grower in the northwest and is a ;h>8hly entertaining speaker, His work is along the lines of en couraging bettêr and more profit a b| e methods of potato growing, hdljndkt well as . „ , bringing before the people the ad vantage of co-operation and better a tariffing methods generally, as Road Boosters to Lewiston K A large delegation of good roads booster« from Leiand and Cameron . . , ...... went to Lewiston Monday to consult witn the county commissioners rela tive to securing a part of the $400, OOO road and bridge money,,, made available to the county bv a recent n 0 „d issue. An additional sum to at , hp amounl of $150i000 was a)so secured bv the county through fed is - oral and state aid. The main result of the meeting was a decision tu send a delegation to Hoise to conter with the state hihgway department and with Gov ein« Davis in an end«avor to se cure a solution of a number of irn por t matters that developed at the meeting. The final decision as to the j disposal of county, s'ate and federal | money will probably be left with the Ntz Perce county commission- j p ers. R. B. Parks of Leland was selected a one of the delegates to go to Boise. _____ ; M. B. McConnell was transacting ! business in Moscow Monday. The Bell Ringers The Bell Ringers, supposedly a quartet, appeared here Tuesday evening according to schedule, ex cept that the quartet had dwindled to a trio. One of the members of the company, the first tenor, became ill with pneumonia while at Bovill, so was unable to appear here. While it was very much ot a disappoint ment to the large crowd present, it was an unavoidable circumstance that had to be overlooked, The three members of the comp any did their best to put on an en tertaining program for the even ing, and although laboring under a heavy handicap ttiey managed fairly well. The second tenor handled both tenor parts in the bell ringing numbers. The next lyceum entertainment, the DeMarco-Aistrup Entertainers, will appear here on Monday, Jan uary 23. \sii2 School Notes izabeth Carlson is the only pupil in the primary room who has been neither absent nor tardy during the three months of school. George Clem is back in school after a three week's absence caused by sickness. Absences on account of chicken pox have been reported by the third and fourth grade room. The rooms of the lower grades are being artistically decorated tor the holiday season. Decorations aie being made by the children in their handwork classes. The basket ball games ot last Friday night proved to he very in teresting in spite of the tact that they were one sided. The boys' game was won by a score of 44 to 14. Juliaetta boys being overcome cy the superior trainng and better team work ot the Kendrick boys. The Orofino girls lost by a score of 6 to 24 due largely to the handicap of size and the habit of playing boys' rules which caused them to make many errors in guarding. This week-end both the boys' and girls' teams leave for out of town games. Friday night they play a doubleheader with Pecn buys and girls and on Saturday with Orofino. Both teams are in good condition and are expected to render a good account of themselves even tho in strange territory. The Cheap Skates j | j Cheap skates are men whose idle lives no sane results are giving, who loaf and argue while their wives attempt to earn the living. While men of vim and merit chase around in high endeavor, cheap skates sit in the market place and thresh stale themes forever. They play cneap games for cheaper stakes in points where skates assemble and talk ot toil, with hoes and raxes will make them flinch and tremble. Cheap skates are men who never pay un less through writ of judgement; their promises of yesterday but show what bunk and fudge meant. They spoil their standoff at the start, they mangle and behead it, and now there is no store or mart where thev can buy on credit. Their children have to blush tor shame, their wives, as well, are blushing, while they, to play a checker game, through dark are rushing. Cheap skates are chaps who have no pride, who'd rather loat than laoor, and smile wnen charity's supplied by some more thrifty neighbor. Cheap skates will borrow book or hen, and never bring them back again unless the peelers make them. Cheap skates abound in every town and rank not with its glories; they hold the shady benches down and tell the shady stories. Walt Mason. Rev. Gibbs Will Preach Rev. Gibbs will fill the pulpit at the Methodist church Sunday, both ; morning and evening. Sunday ! school will be held at the usual hour.