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Roads Into Kendrick KENDRICK GAZETTE Subscription Prioe $1.50 In Advance VOLUME 32 KENDRICK. LATAH COUNTY. IDAHO. FRIDAY, AUGUST IS. 1922 NUMBER 33 TAX STATEMENT SHOMCREASE Valuation Declines $648,853 From 1921. The Latah county tax valuations on real and personal property as equalized by the board of county commissioners sitting as a board of equalization, show a considerable decrease over the valuations of last year, according to the data that has just been compiled by Harry A. Thatcher, county auditor. Total valuations of the real and personal property of the county a mounted to $17,535,546 in 1921 and to $16,886,693 in 1922 or a decrease of $648,858 tor the current year. Total decreases tor the present year amounted to $818,162 but that sum was cut down by some increases that amounted to $169,309. Exemp tions for 1921 amounted to $591,151 and for 1922 to $505,426, a decrease of $85,725. Agricultural land increased in acreage from 209,552 acres in 1921 to 209,852 acres in 1922 and the assessed valuation decreased 8 cents j an acre or from $8,829,315 to $8 ,-1 824,447. Timber land decreased m extent 315 acres and increased in valuation 81 cents an acre or from $2,040,736 to,$2,159,284, or $118,548. Burnt-over lands increased in ex tent seventeen acres and the tax val uation was decreased 14 cents an acre, total $10,585. Grazing land increased from 168,584 acres to 170, 889 acres and decreased 3» cents an acre in valuation, but increased in total valuation from $632,514 to $636,004. or $3,490. The mineral land acreage of the county increased from 168 acres to 206 acres, with an inerease in val uation from $840 to $10,30 or $190. Timber land decerased 6792 acres, there now being 3285 acres m the «ounty. The valuation decrease on timber was from $106,757 to $33, 067, or $73,690. Business tots in the county were valued at $294,456 in 1921 and $275, 816 in 1922, a decrease of $18,640. Residence lots were, 1921, $461,146; 1922, $442,154, a decrease of $18,992. Improvements, farm, business and residence decreased from $1,996,930 in 1921 to $1,974,410 in 1922, or $22,. 520. Elevators and warehouses and flour and grist mills in the county increased from $91,890 to $112,183, or $20,293. Saw and planing mills decreased in valuation from $338, <550 to $307,100, or $31,550. Valua tion on brick plants decreased from $5,000 to $4,250. Lumber decreased from 84,230,000 feet to 68,541,626, or 15,688,374. The price per thousand feet was de creased from $12.00 to $8.50, or a total decrease in valuation of $427, 708. Saw logs decreased from 3, 265,000 feet to 3,221,480 L feet. The decrease in valuation per thousand was from $4.93 to $4.44. Total val ' Merchandise increased in valua tion from $322,120 to $325,797, or $3,677. Furniture and fixtures in creased from $42,245 in valuation to $44,605, or $2,360. Logging out fit valuations increased f:om $101, 500 to $111,901, or $10,401. Printing plants increased in val uation from $6100 to $6360, or $260. Threshing machines, engines, com bines, balers and tractors decreased m valuation from $32,720 to $24, 610, or $8,110. Machinery increas ed m valuation from $9,300 to $18, 315, or $9,015. Vehicles, harness and robes creased in valuation from $44,268 i to $30,478, or $13,790. Tools, farm ing implements and machinery de creased from a valuation of $94. 335 to $80,148, or $14,187. House hold goods and jewelry decreased ae from $301,235 in valuation to $247, i 330, or $53,905. Wood, posts, poles and lath decreased in valuation trom $11,155 to $7,681, or $3,474. 1 Milch cows increased 256 in num ber, and decreased from $40.00 to $35.63 per head. Tbe increase in valuation, however, was from $80, Inspecting Spuds j Mr. E. R. Bennett, potato spec ialist of the Extension Division of University of Idaho, was in Latah countv last week inspecting potatoes for certification as seed. He was working in cooperation with County Agent O. S, Fletcher in this work. Mr. Fletcher received applications from 51 farmers, living in 14 com munities, with a total of 285 acres of potatoes for inspection. Of the total acreage, 180 acres are being grown by farmen under contract with the Washburn & Wilson seed company, KENDRICK SCHOOL STARTS SEPT. II Exceptionally Strong Teach ' ing Force for This Year. The Kendrick schools will start Setember 11. A full corps of teach ers has been secured and the build ing is being put into first class order. The high school, we believe, is to have one of the best vears it has ever had. The senior class will De unusually large and a much larger enrollment in all the other grades is predictable at this early date. An especially strong staff of high school teachers is expected te live very practical work to the students who are guing to school presumably to prepare to live a more useful as well as enjoyable life. Besides the regular academic subjects the high school will offer manual training, domestic science, bookkeeping and typewriting. Many so called "extra curricular'' activities of a practical value will be indulged in by the high school students. As registration day is always a very busy day for the principal, prospective students may hnd it to their advantage, where convenient, to confer with him before that day. Any advice, information cr help will be gladly given at any time to those who want to get their course outlined before school starts. Maxe an appointment with the principal by calling Mr. A. L. Daniel, Phone 6525. ^Returns From California 'Mrs. Homer Betts returned last Saturday from a trip to California where she visited at the home of her parents since June. She was called there by the illness of her sister, who was in a vetv serious condition for some time but -is get ting along very much better now. Mrs. Betts said that the train ser vice is very poor now and connec tions hard to make as so many trains have been discontinued. 635 to $80,955, or $320. All other cattle decreased 269 in number and from a total valuation of $73,584 to $55,863, or $17,721. The number of horses decreased from 4,676 head to 4,347 and the total valuation decreased from $277,401 to $185,098, or $92,303. Mules decreased in number from 165 head to 162 head and the valua tion decreased from $9,385 to $6, 715, or $2,670. Sheep decreased in number from 1,237 head to 998, or 239 head and decreased in total valuation from $4,796 to $3,840, or $956. Goats in creased in number from 10 to 15 head, or 5 and in total valuation from $40 to $50. Hogs decreased in number from 1,748 to 1,596 head, or 152, and decreased in total valua tion from $10,160 to $9,933, or $227. Total valuations, 1921, $17,535, 546; 1922, $16,886,693. Total de crease, $648.853. Total exemptions, 1921, $591,151; 1922, $505,426; de crease in exemptions, $85,725. The above enumerated valuations were made by the county commis sionners assembled as the county tax equalization board. The find 1 ings of the commissioners go to tbe state board of equalization who check up the report and then revaiu ate tbe railroad and public utilities of the county as well.—Star-Miror. Memorial to George Rogers Clark Mm ■iiii amMwj NjmM Here is the George Rogers Clark memorial at Clarksville, lnd., which was dedicated a few days ago. GREAT TRIP TO THEBUN6AL0W Fishing Good, Fine Roads— Beautiful Scenery John Dammarell, O. E. MacPber son, Lester and Charles Crocker and A. L. Daniel returned Monday from a ten-day fishing tnp to the Bung alow. The trip was a decided suc cess, judged by either the number and size of fish caught, or by the good time enjoyed by ail. The Bungalow is rapidly and just ly becoming one of the favorite pleasure resorts of Idaho it not of a much larger territory. It is located on the North Fork of the Clearwater river in the great Clear water National Forest. For several years it has served as a ranger sta tion, and is now about to become the headquarters for the district in which it is located. Three years ago this summer a great forest tire destroyed the timber on either side ot the North Fork for miles around the Bungalow and also destroyed the building, a beautiful bungalow, from which the place gets its name. The popularity of the Bungalow is easily determined by the roads, which were in fine shape and much traveled. Also, we found that over three hundred visitors had register ed at The Oxford, another ranger station 12 miles this side of the Bungalow. It was observed that these came from widely scattered places but principally from the Northwest and Canada. The country surrounding the Bungalow is one ot the most scenic places in the Northwest, as testified by all who visit it. The mountains are for the most part great jagged granite peaks, which show their colors thru the breaks in the timber or thru the «nags and under-growth of the burnt-over country. The country also abounds in game. Not only are some ot the finest hsh brought out ot the Bungalow country, but also dter r eik, bear, and smaller game are plentiful. The game will in all probability be preserved for many years to come as the early snows and late thaws prevent their wanton destruction by professional or would-be profession hunters. The roads are impassable from the early or middle of Novem ber to the first ot June at the earli est. During much of this time the roads cannot be traveled with a car. The nearness of the Bungalow, it is only a good half-days drive from Kendrick, and the charater of the country destine it to become, within the next few years, one of the fav orite resorts of a large number of people not only ot Kendrick and vicinity but of the Northwest. A number ot young ladies from Kendrick and surrounding country returned last week from summer school at Lewiston. Pren Moore to Give Demon stration Here. it of Prep Moore, poultry expert of the extension department ot the state, will be at the Jcbn F. Reid farm, 1 mile northwest of Kendrick, Mon day afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will give a poultry culling demonstra tion for the benefit ot tbe general public. The work is being carried on in connection with the Latah County Farm Bureau and . County Agent Fletcher will be present to assist in tbe demonstration. To those who have never witness ed Pren Moore in this line of work there awaits a liberal education in the breeding, feeding and care of poultry. The information which he gives is along practical lines and is intensely interesting and highly instructive. His culling demon strations have created widespread interest throughout the state be cause he proves beyond question of doubt that he can "deliver the goods". A model poultry house, recom mended by the extension depart ment, will be on exhibition at the demonstration. Plans may be se cured for its construction. Don't miss this opportumtv to hear Mr. Moore—it will be a wise investment of time. There will also be a demonstra tion for the Juliaetta people at the J. C. Hamil place, Monday morn ing, at 9 o'clock. Road Now Open It is announced that the road that has been under Oonstruattlon from Lewiston to Spalding, on the north side of the Clearwater, is again open to traffic, and that detours are no longer necessary, according to the Lewiston Tribune. The road is a link in the North and South highway and will con nect with the Spalding bridge acroes the Clearwater, the plans for which are now in Washington for approval by federal highway officials. It is thought that the plans ■will be turned in a few days, at which time bids will be advertised for. —Genesee News. Will Inspect Potatoes C. W. Hungerford, plant disease specialist of the University of Idaho, will be in this section of Latah county, Monady, in company with County Agent Fletcher to in spect potatoes for certification a: seed. They have already inspected a number of fields over the county and found the quailty good. Dr. Forsyth of Moscow and Rev David Clark of Kamiah spent Tues day m Kendrick at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Pickering. M. O. Raby, T. H. Sturdevant and Mrs. C. G. Compton attended the democratic county convention at Moscow last Tuesday as delegates from Kendrick precinct. The con vention elected J. H. Korney, Frank L. Moore, G. P. Mix and F. M. Green as delegates to the state con vention, to be held at Hailey, Aug-i Attend County Convention ust 22. There were no republican delegates at the republican conven tion from this precinct. OPEN BIDS FOR LOCALSTREET WORK Campbell & Barr of Colfax Make Lowest Bid. Last Tuesday evening the town ! council met for the purpose of open- ! ing bids for street construction j work. Five contractors to se were pres ent and submitted bids tor the job.! There was little difference in the hgures of the four highest bids, but ! Campbell & Ban of Colfax under-j bid the next lowest by a margin of I $8,057.70, their bid being $26,710.60.1 While the contract has not yet been signed, it will be ready for signa ture in a tew days and it is general ly understood that Campbell & Barr will do the work. At the meeting Tuesday night all membeis of the Board were present, lheir names follow: N. E. Walker, chairman; M. O. Raby, T. H. Stur devant, E. T. Long and Wm. Kog ers. The attorney for the town, G. ] G. Pickett of Moscow, was present as well as the engineer in charge of the work, Mr. VanArsdol, of the firm of VanArsaol & Oehler ot Lew iston, one ot the best knwon en gineering firms in tbe norbtwest. Mr. Starkey of Starkey & Hubbs, of Portland, was at the meeting His firm is handling the bond issue which was purchased some time ago. The bids and firms which submit ted them follow: Standard Asphalt Co. ot Spokane, $36,799.00; Byers & Co. of Spokane, $35,758.75; J. A. iertling of Moscow, $34,867.35; G. L. Stickler ot Lewiston, $34,778.30; Campbell & Barr of Colfax, $26, 720 The plans and specifications call for the construction ot 4,900 square yards of 8 inch macadam surface and 32,295 square yards of 6 ir.ch macadam; also 2,460 lineal feet ot concrete gutter and 500 square yards of conciete crosswalks. The work will be started the first part of next month and with favor able conditions.will be 'finished oy the middle of December. Main street will be macadamized from the town limits beyond the Bear Creek bridge to the mouth of Brady gulch at the lower end of town The mam side streets will be sur faced as well as railroad street. Southwick's New Highway % he best piece ot finished road eonstrcution in the Potlatch country is the stretch ot surfaced highway that extends from Southwick about two miles toward Kendrick. It is built standard width, on standand grade and surtaced with crushed rock. It is said that the labor re quired to build the road was donat ed by the people of the Southwick community and the crushed rock furnished bv the countv. The gen eral belief seems to have prevailed in the Potaltch that good roads cost , . . . so much that they couldn t be built in this neck ot the woods, but 4be work done by the Southwick people ought to convince the most skepti- cal. 1 he right spirit and co-opera tion will turn the trick every time, The Southwick people expect to build several miles more of surtac ed highway in the near future. -- Whatever else may happen now that the country's dry; the sailor still will have his port, the farmer have his rye. The cotton mill has got its gin, the seacoust has its bar and each ot us will have his bier no matter where we are.—Ex. Star-Mirror: L. E. Brooks, deputy £ tate game warden, assisted bv G. LATAH COUNTY NEWSPARAGRAPHS Clipped From The Columns of Neighboring Papers. D. Kincaid ot Palouse and a num ber of members of the Palouse l*ish and Game Protective association, planted a large number ot trout in the tributaries ot the upper Palouse, above Hatter creek, in the Hoodoo district Thursday. The fish were brought from tiie Sandpoint hatch ery by Ralph Whitmore, in his automobile. This installment of fish was to have gone into the tribu taries of the Potlatch, in the Bovill district, but because of the forests ! and «* e imposib.lity of getting help ! * he d,str,ct J ust now ' >* wasde " j Clded t0 plant them ,n the tribu ' taries of the Palouse. - Considering the semi-drouth condi ! tions wblcb have prevailed in the northwest thls season - the new wheat I now being 8tored here is te8tlng falr * ly wel1 both as to weight and quallty - Some 40 fold ls weighing 58 pound8 ' which is as heavy as in normal years. Yields are reported as being somo what below the average. This is not surprising in view of the fact that there has been practically no ram during the growing season, while at the same time the country 1 b passing through the longest sustained hot spell 'n its history. Potlatch folks a'ways look for ] couple of weeks of fairly heated wea ther during midsummer, but all heat j records have been shot to pieces this year, and they're still shooting, ; At that, the crops of this section ! are said to be better than those of j the Palouse country, In some parts ot which there is almost a failure. Po ! tatoes and beans are standing tho ! drouth surprisingly well. Frequent 1 cultivation will bring these crops through and get good yields. —Deary Press. Quite a number of Troy people are interested in horseshoe pitching and | some of the experts may take on some pIayers ^om other towns. For these j we give the following standard regu iatlons. A game consists of HO points, j Ringers count three points and all I other shoes, including leaner», ome point. Shoes must be six inches or ! closer to the peg to count. A ringer j thrown over an opponents ringer can ; cels both. Stakes must be of iron one inch in diameter and stick eight inches above ground with tops inclined one inch ; towards opposite peg. Stakes must be I 40 feet apart at the base. Shoe must not measure over 7ty ^ inches in length nor more than 7 inch es wide. Heel and toe corks not to be over % of an inch long and not more than ZV 2 inches between narrow est points of heel corks. Shoes should weigh not more than 2% pounds. —Troy News. While Frank Taylor and Robt. Mor gan were assisting in hauling hay for Pete Steensma, who is suffering from blood poisoning, and whose wife has been ill for some 'time and) is still very sick, they overturned with a load of hay and were thrown sev eral feet down the hill on the rocks. The wagon lodged against a Cotton wood tree at the side of the road and the team, for some reason did not get frightened and run away which would i have made matters worse. Mr. Taylor suffered some cuts about the head and . face and was badly shaken up, while Mr Morgan was rendered uncon scious for a time and was pretty bad ly shaken up . They ^ brought 1 ^ from the 3teensm!L place by Columbus Clark in his automobile, and u i s thought they will be all rignt again in a short time. Mr. Taylor fell on his head and shoulders and Mr. Morgan sustained injuries to his back - —Juliaetta Record. - Quite a delegation of baseball , fans attended the game at Lewiston last Sunday, between the Lewiston team and Elk River. The former won by getting 3 runs in the 8th the only scores made during the game.