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anizer in the County Jail
IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS
A PATRIOTIC NEWSPAPER FOR PATRIOTIC AMERICANS
VOL. 33, NO. 22
ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1018
$1.50 THE YEAR
] iE CALLED TO
LEAVE FOR CAMP
ALL EXCEPT ONE ARE OF THE
GO TO CALIFORNIA
FIVE DEPART FOR MOSCOW
Results of Physical Examinations of
Class 1 Men Announced by
Local Draft Board
■ I Seven Idaho county men, all, with
■ one exception, of the 1918 registration,
■ have been called for military service.
■ They arc to report to the local board
■ in Grangeville the week of October 21,
■ and arc to entrain during the week for
■ Fort Rosecrans, Cal. The mon are:
■I Clark .Jessup, Cottonwood.
■ I William John Créa, Fenn.
H Gordon J. Miller, Carpentiere, Oal.
II Warren M. Palmer, Grangeville.
i^B Edward Steinbach, Grangeville.
II Benjamin Johnson, Kamiah.
■ William Sheldon, 'Winona.
i Five Leave for Moscow.
■ I Five young men left Grangeville
H Tuesday morning for Moscow, to en
I 1er special training. All were of
■ Grangeville. They are:
II William Hartman.
11 Franklin Pettibone.
BI John W. Kendrick.
11 John Henry Brown.
II James A. Bowman.
Benjamin Arbuckle of Riggins an 1
■ Leslie R. Powelson of Dixie left Mon
■ day for Vancouver Barracks, Wn. They
■ went into limited service.
Master List Arrives.
The local draft board has received
the master list from Washington, and
is busy fixing the order numbers of re
gistrants of last September.
Physical examinations to which Class
1 men between 18 and 36 years, of the
new registration, have submitted re
sulted in the division of these men into
three divisions, as announced by the
local board. Those in A are physically
qualified for general military service.
Those in B have remedial defects, and
those in D ; are physically disqualified,
and have been placed in Class 5. Here
is a list of men in the three divisions:
Henry B. Blake, Keuterville.
I -lacoli II. Manzey, Grangeville.
Glen Robinett, Kooskia.
Leon L. Lansing, Woodland.
I Samuel 8. Underwood, Winona.
Elias L. Sellards, Stites.
Eddie Davis, Spring Camp.
Rodney Meade, Riggins.
Hold 8. Potter, Grangeville.
Hugh Homes, Newsome.
I L. Woodworth, Grangeville.
I „ IHain T. Turnbull, Riggins.
I Magnus Johnston, Kamiah.
I ™llman S. Snyder, Kamiah.
I Frank A. Bacon, Woodland.
Henry W. Schrooeder, Kooskia.
i, 0 * 1 " N. Reiland, Cottonwood.
Hrnest J. Meisner, Kamiah.
* pnald Douglas, Kendrick.
Richard H. Tipton, Whitebird.
Huyon D, Springer, Canfield.
Lester E. Rush, Fenn.
Floyd D. South, Cottonwood.
*/Oton Mondl, Lewiston.
"Cjrinold II. Nepean, Canfield.
Jefferson T. Deasy, Lueile.
Luter W. Wilcox, Riggins.
•p re ^' , ' r Hanson, Ferdinand.
Earnest Steen, Stites.
lev E. Cameron, Nezperce.
xf® Fenn -
Howard A. Swatman, Whitebird.
L}'!o Crawford, Adams.
ubam F. Hartman, Grangeville.
rancis M. Horrace, Kooskia.
" ■ Kendrick, Grangeville.
J Intna Vaughan, Wallace.
Tanklin p. Corbett, Kamiah.
k? hn 'V McPeraom, Clearwater.
j. „lee McPherson, Clearwater.
n/ ? 8 Moon, Kamiah.
j cr *° G- Wilburn, Grangeville.
-aines Steward, Grangeville.
Vy O- Drake, Joseph.
R l Up Ta >' lo >-. Kooskia.
K. Wright, Keuterville.
v, 1 ,a,n K. Tapper, Lewiston.
T, m( ' r H - Prettyman, Stites.
■ n M. Willnian, Whitebird.
£ a , r ' K. Cash, Stites.
X e bert Gibier, Stites.
£ r »hur H. Wright. Boles.
L- Alkire, Riggins,
A . 1 Iam J■ Clausen, Cottonwood.
To. r ' s Hooke, Spring Camp.
e " r (»od. Woodland.
• (Continued on page 4)
William ÎH. éhirlîm
With members of tho Washington
state guard acting as pallbearers,
a military funeral was held at Col
fax, Wn., Friday for William Henry
Shiel'ls, former clerk at the Im
perial hotel, in Orangeville. Mr.
Shields died on Monday of last
week from Spanish influenza, at
Camp Lewis, Wn. Mr. Shields went
to Camp Lewis on duly 22 with a
Whitman county contingent. He
had two brothers in the service, one
in France and the other at Camp
Lewis. The brother who was at
Camp Lewis accompanied the body
to Colfax for burial.
BUELARD IS JAILED;
FAILS TO SUPPORT
BLIND WIFE, BABIES
MUST FURNISH $350 BOND TO IN
SURE CARE OF FAMILY IF
HE WANTS OUT
Howard Bullard, formerly of Ferdi
nand, but later of Grangeville, was sent
to the county jail Monday by Probate
Judge Campbell, for failure to support
his wife and family, pending such time
Bullard may furnish bonds to the
board of county commissioners, in the
sum of $350, to assure the commission
that he will support his wife and
family for a period of at least six
Bullard was sentenced to three
months in the county'jail, and sentence
was suspended, in case he could furnish
On complaint of residents of Ferdi
nand, Bullard was arrested, and was
i etui a bearing Monday in die probate
He conducted his own defense.
His wife, who is blind, testified at the
hearing, and was inclined to feel that
Bullard had supported her as best he
could. However, there was much evi
dence to the contrary, and the court
decided to accept no promises from Bul
lard that he would care for his family,
short of a promise secured by bond.
Mrs. Bullard has been supported by
her step-father, W- E. Goodall, a
who recently removed
family from Westlake to
Mr."Goodall has found dif
70 years of age,
ficulty in meeting the additional cost
of supporting his step-daughter, and has
been obliged to call upon his sons for
help. Meanwhile Bullard it it said,
failed to aid in the support of his wife
Warrant for Bullard's arrest was is
sued some time ago. He had gone to
Oregon, and the warrant was not served
until last Saturday, when he was found
$500 IN BONDS
Corrects Erro r In
Free Press Gladly
M. H. Baiilch of Grangeville P ur ® haa '
ed $500 in Liberty bonds, and not $100,
as was reported in the Free Press last
week The mistake was due to a typo
and the Free Press
the correction, in justice
to Mr. Baulch.
Miss Gladys Grace Soderburg an
Silver W. Potter, well-known young folk
in the home of
of this community,
2 Saturday afternoon m
the bride's father, O. P.
Grangeville, the Bev. J. A- Pin « J
ciating. The newly-married «ouple w,
reside on the Walker ranch, near
300 CASES AND THREE DEATHS AT
SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
2 CASES NEAR GRANGV1LLE
White, Auditor of Lewis'
County and Former Grangeville
Resident, Is Dead.
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NOTICE TO PARENTS
The Grangeville school board
has made an order closing the <S>
■S' city schools on account of Span- <$>
S' ish influenza until further notice S'
S The board requests all parents S
S and guardians to keep children S
S at home ns much as possible S
S and by all means to keep them S
S off the public streets and places S
where people usually congregate. S
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Tho epidemic of Spanish influenza is
rapidly spreading over central Idaho.
With more than 300 cases, and three
deaths, on Wednesday, the town of Nez
porce hns sent an urgent call to Spokane
for physicians and nurses to care for
the ever increasing cases. There are
not enough well persons in Nezperce to
care for those who are ill.
The epidemic, has reached Grangeville
ai*d Cottonwood. Two cases were re
ported from Cottonwood Wednesday
night. The public schools there have
Near Grangeville one or two cases are
reported, with others under suspicion.
Tli© public schools here are to be elos -d
Friday night, October 18.
public gatherings, including churches,
are forbidden. Pool halls and the pic
ture show are closed.
James B. White, county auditor for
Lewis county, was one of the victims
of the malady. Ho died Wednesday
evening after an illness of only a few
days. Mr. White was born and reared
in Grangeville. The body will be bought
here for burial,
set for Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at
the grave in Prairie View cemetey. Mr.
White was 35 years old.
a daughter of
Grangeville. Mr. White was at one time
a deputy in the county auditor's office
Funeral services were
Mrs. White is
M.j. C. Overman of
ROOSEVELT COMING TO IDAHO
Will Make Speaking Tour Opposing
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, former presi
dent of the United States, is coming to
Idaho within the next three weeks for
a speaking tour in opposition to the
Non-partisan league according to an
tide in Sunday's issue of the Boise
GRANGEVILLE WILD OVER NEWS
GERMANY ACCEPTS ü. S. TERMS
and church bells,
Ringing of fire
blowing of whistles, tooting of auto
horns, shooting of guns, blasts from pow
der charges placed between anvils, to
gether with music by the Cowboy band
nd shouts of overjoyed townspepole,
marked Orangeville's reception of the
Saturday night, that Germany had
accepted President Wilson 's
The celebration, which began shortly
after 8 o'clock, when the Free Press
its window a bulletin that
Germany had accepted the American
terms, continued until 2 or
in the morning,
pronounced by old timers as the noisiest
they had ever witnesses in their resi
dence in Grangeville.
The celebration was
Summoned by the continuous mnnd
ir' of the fire alarm Grangeville peo- |
• le gathered down town, only to find'
I OUTLOOK IS OÖOD FOB PARKER
! Democratic Nominee for State Treas
urer Gets Much Encouragement.
"The political situation, so far as
my candidacy is concerned, looks very
encouraging," declared Lieut. Oov. K.
!.. Parker, of Cottonwood, who was in
Orangeville Wednesday. Mr. Parker is
Democratic nominee for state treasurer.
He was one of tho few straight Demo
cratic candidate who w r eathered the pri
mary election, the majority being de
feated by the Non-patisan league.
Mr. Parker is receiving assurance not
only of virtually the entire Democratic
vote but of many Republican votes.
John W. Eagleson, nominee for state
treasurer on the Republican ticket, hns
the indorsement of the Non-partisan
league, arid for that reason many of his
former supporters will vote for Mr, Par
Wealthy Rancher Ordered to Purchase
ker, it is expected.
REIDHAAR IS BEFORE COUNCIL
$'M0v In War Bonds
Anton Reidhaar, a wealthy rancher j
residing in the Greencreek country, was j
before the county council of defense, i
in Grangeville, Monday evening, to I
answer for failure to subscribe to the
Although he I
fourth Liberty loan. Reidhaar is
native of Switzerland,
hns resided in the United States many
years, he is not a citizen. Reidhaar, it
was shown at the hearing, had land
worth more than $75,000, and owned
ftrm mortgages to the extent of $30,
000 to $35,000. He was given until 3
in., Tuesday to purchase $5000 in
bonds. Ho bought the bonds.
COUNTY BOARD IN SESSION
provides $500 to Meet Expenses of
The board of county commissioners
began their regular October session in
the court house, Monday. The session
will continue through the week. The
board voted the sum of $500 to the
county council of defense, to meet ex
penses of that organization, and raised
the salary of the deputy county super
intendent of schools from $60 to $75 a
month. Aside from going over the
claim list, little ether business was
The northwestern division of the
American Red Cross has announced that
Christmas boxes for the soldeirs over-1
will not bo accepted for sh'pment
MAIL GIFTS OVERSEAS EARLY
Parcels May Not Be Sent to France
After November 15
here after November 15.
Mrs. A. L. Gilkeson, chairman of the
committee having the preparations in
charge for the Grangeville branch, says j
the cartons are expected to be ready for
distribution November 5. Instuctions
for mailing will be printed later.
Miss Clara V. Rokey and Everett D.
Adair, both of Winona, were married
Saturday evening at 6 o'clock in the
parlors of the Imperial hotel by the
Rev. J. A. Pine, pastor of the Christian
church. They left Sunday on a honey
moon to Spokane.
the band playing patriotic airs in cele
bration of the event, and soon several
hundred persons, some*nf whom had left
their beds, were gathered in front of
the Free Press office, to read the bulle
tin, to which later was appended a more
detailed report of the peace move by
the Germans, and the attitude of Ame
rican officials toward the German note.
Old men and young girls danced with
glee, boys shouted and women wept, as
the bells rang and dogs barked,
those who participated in the celebra
tion did not feel that peace was imme
diately at hand, they did realize that
the German note was a stepping itona
to peace, and indicated gro. ing weak
the part of the Hohenzollerns.
Durng a simila. celebration in Cot
ton wood, Miss C. Wieber, a millnor, was
accidentally shot in the leg by a bullet
discharged from a pistol, fired by an en
Sold by Shutt to
Coeur d'Alene Man
CHANGE IS WITHOUT POLITICAL:
SIGNIFICANCE, SAYS NEW
Change in ownership of the Cotton
wood Chronicle does not have political
significance, according to II. C. Bailey,
lit* 5 new publisher of that newspaper,
who was in Orangeville Sunday, in com
pany with S. P. Shutt, retiring publisher.
and Howard Shutt, foreman of the
Chronicle office, who will retain his
position under the new management.
Since tho general election is not far
off, and a fierce political campaign is
being waged in tho state, it was felt
in some quarters that the change of
ownership of the Chronicle might havq
been brought about in order to prom ate
tho interests of certain nominees, but
this Mr. Bailey emphatically denied.
Once Newsparer Man—Always.
from Coeur d'Alene, is a former news
paper publisher. He at one time en
gaged in tho newspaper game in Minue
sota, but of recent years has been in
the lumber business in north Idaho.
S. P. Shutt, who sold the Chronicle,
had owned the paper for fourteen
months. He purchased the Chronicle
Mr. Bailey, who came to Idaho county
from Frank S. Wimer. Mr. Shutt has
not made definite plans for the future.
He will not immediately engage in news
paper making, but will rest during tho
winter. He sold the Chronicle, he said,
because of his three sons, all of whom
are printers, two already are in tho
service of their country, and the third
expects to go soon, and he was thereby
confronted by a shortage of help.
Newspaper Change at Stltes.
The Stites Enterprise also has chang
ed hands. W. C. Foresmnn has severed
connection with that paper, which in
the future will be conducted by a Mr.
Stewart, former publisher of the En
terprise, who goes to Stites from
A newspaper change of moment in
the state is the purchase, recently, by
Senator Robert Stevenson, of the Twin
Palls Chronicle from Thomas Dovory.
The paper has been opposed to the
Non-partisan league. Senator Steven
son formerly was editor of the Wallace
Press-Times, but during the last few
months has been in newspaper work in
Cheyenne, Wyo. He is known as one
of tho ablest editorial writers in the
state of Idaho. That he will guide the
Chronicle with a firm hand and in op
position to every form of anarchistic or
SO cîn.î*Etî c rule. Is ge"orally believed.
GROSS IS TAKEN TO PRISON
Former Kooskia Banker Goes to Peni
tentiary at Boise.
J. L. Gross, 70 years old, former bank
er, of Kooskia, who last week was sen
tenced by Judge Scales in the district
court to from fifteen months to five
years in the state penitentiary at Boise,
after he had pleaded guilty to the
charge of attempting to burn insured
property, was on Monday started to the
state's prison. He was taken to Lewis
ton by Ben Shaw, acting as deputy
sheriff, and at Lewiston was turned
over to Warden DeKay of the peniten
PRICE OF BREAD IN IDAHO FIXED
Ten Cents Considered Fair for 16-Ounce
fair of bread of 9
cents wholesale and 10 cents retail for
tho 16-ounc© loaf unwrapped and a pro
portionate price for other sizes, to be
come effective in Idaho October 15, are
named in an order issued to all county
food administrators by Federal Food
Administrator R. F. Bicknell, at Boise.
Under the order where a lower fair
price basis has aleady been established
in any county of the state such price
is to be maintained. In no case may
relailers take more than 1 cent profit
for handling bread.
KILLS PORCUPINE IN GARDEN
Sidney King on Wednesday shot a
porcupine in his garden in Grangeville.
The animal weighed
When displayed on Main street, Wednes
day afternoon, it attracted a large |
crowd of spectators, many of whom had
.never befoic . jrenpine.
NAB BiGNELL ON
LODGED IN COUNTY JAIL UNTIL
DEPUTY U. S. MARSHAL
F. P. WATERS ALSO IS HERE
Speaker Who Denounced Free Press
Because of Stand Against League
R. W. Bignoll, an oraginzer for the
Non-partisan league, was arrested in
Orangeville Thursday night by Sheriff
Lafe Yates and Special Deputy Ben
Shaw', on orders from Deputy U. 8.
Marshal Murk Howe, at Moscow, who
is expected to arrive in Orangeville Fri
day night, to take charge of the
Charges that will be preferred against
Bignell are not known herb. Tho deputy
Ü. S. marshal, in his message to tho
sheriff asking him to arrest Bignell,
did not state what charges had been
preferred, simply that Big
nell be apprehended and held for safe
keeping unlil tho federal authorities
could arrive on the scene.
Little is known here of Bignell. Ho
had been in Grangeville only a few
Report current on the street is that
Bignell is wanted for seditious utter
ances. What ho is alleged to have said
is not revealed.
Bignell is believed to have posted
Non-partisan league signs in Orange
ville. One card, hearing tho picture of
H. F. Samuels, league candidate for gov
ernor, was discovered tacked on a tele
phone pole, and on the sign was written
By R. W. B."
F. P. Waters, a speaker for the league,
is in Orangeville. He is the man
who last winter toured Idaho county
denouncing tho editor of the Free Press
because be saw fit to criticize the Non- ;
partisan league and its methods.
MRS. ARNOLD DROPS DEAD
Stricken by Apoplexy While Cutting
Cabbage in Garden
Mrs. Mary Arnold dropped dead in
the garden at her home in Grangeville,
Tuesday afternoon, shortly after 2
o'clock. Death was caused by apoplexy.
Mrs. Arnold had gone into tho gardon
to cut a head of cabbage, when she was
stricken. Death immediately followed.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold had planned to
leave early next week for Califonia, to
spend the winter.
Funeral services will be held Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home.
Burial will be in Prairie View cemetery.
Born in Wisconsin, Mrs. Arnold was
aged 65 years and 7 months, when she
died. She had lived in Idaho county
for twenty years, most of which time
was spent in Grangeville.
Surviving her are her husband,
George Arnold, three sous, Chester, of
Grangeville; Wayne, of Musselshell,
Mont.; Clifford, of California; and two
daughters, Mrs. Mill' Morris, Spokane,
ami Mrs. Lucy Bueehcher, Chicago. All
with the exception of the son who lives
in Califonia will be here for the funeral.
A brother of Mrs. Arnold, V. H, Plome
teer, of Spokane, also is here.
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ZUVER LEASES SILVER
GRILL FROM JOHNSTON
WILL REMODEL AND REFURNISH
I. E. Zuver this week leased from O.
A. Johnston the Silver Grill, on Main
street, and took possession on Tuesday.
\l r . Zuver plans to remodel the interior
of the restaurant and to refurnish it.
New furniture already has been ordered,
and according to Mr. Zuver the place
will be made into one of the most up
to-date restaurants in northern Idaho.
M r. Johnston, who is proprietor of Hotel
Cottonwood, in Cottonwood, will d«vote
jbis entire time to that business.
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