eaüy Rain Checks Rames Threatening Business Section
IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS
DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF ORANGEVILLE AND IDAHO COUNTY
POL 3<>, NO. 36
$1.50 THE v ;a j:
ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1919
H BADGERO, BANK OF CAM
AS PRAIRIE AND A. & F.
Frame Building Entirely Destroyed—
Flames Spread Rapidly Till
As though sent by providence, heavy
rainfall Sunday afternoon prevented
what threatened to developo into one of
the most disastrous fjres in the history
1 0 f Grangeville. The rain was the first
to fall in Grangeville in weeks.
Flames broke out at 3 o''clock in
the frame woodshed at the rear of the
Fair store and, fanned by a heavy' wind,
the entire shed, approximately 100 feet
length, was soon a seething mass of
I flames. The fire spread rapidly to the
■ Alexaudcr-Froidenrich building and to
■ the Bank of Comas Prairie building.
■ Although the vounteer fire department
■ worked valiantly, and soon had three
■ streams of water on the burning struc
Itares, the flames leaped higher and high
lor. Woodwork on the two brick build
lings became iguitod. Glass windows at
■ the rear crashed and the fire spread to
I the Fair store.
I RUSH CONTENTS TO STREET
I Contents of offices in both buildings (
land the furniture in the Bank of Camas
■ Prairie were removed, as the fire
■ threatened to destroy the entire block,
Hand those who occupied frame buildings
■ across the street debated the wisdom
I of clearing their places of business.
When the fire appeared to be beyond
control, heavy rain fell from the heav
I ens, thoroughly soaking the exterior of
the buildings theratened, and further
spread of the fire was prevented.
In the meantime the volunteer fire
department was fighting the blaze. All
through the downpour the flames raged,
bat with the dampening of buildings
not yet touched by the fire, thus mak
ing them practically immune from im
mediate danger, the fire department
centered its e*.*.orts on the woodshed and
the blaze was extinguished, but not
until the entire shed had been consum
TOTAL LOSS IS $10,000.
Total loss is estimated at $10,000, and
was due to fire, smoke and water.
The loss to W, R. Badger«», proprie
tor of the Pair store, is heaviest. The
store has been closed, pending the ar
rival of the insurance- adjuster. Aluch
of the stock in the Fair Store was
The loss is eovercl by insur
ance. Immediately the fiie was dis
covered, Mr. Badgero locke«! the door
of fcis plsce of business, nn«1 no effort
mi ll* rcT'io* ? tfc<
Alexanier-FreiiKniich company, awn
er .of the building occupied by the Fair
-"tore, Red < ross headquarters, and of
flees, lost approximately $2000 by reason
of damage to the building. The build- 1
*ng occupied by the Alexander Froiden- i
rich store was not tou«-h«*d by tho ;
BANK BUILDING DAMAGED
Bank of Camas Prairie, which owned
die building adjoining the Alexander
Bteidetirieh building, places its loss at
«000, including tho woodshed at the
H. Taylor, attorney, suifered a loss of
«00, due to damage to his law library
w ben it was removed to the street dur
■°g the rain. Bindings of the book.%
"ere soiled and torn. He also lost
A. F. Parker, real estate and loans,
had slight loss, due to confusion in the
hasty removal of his belongings to the
Talkington, insurance, prac
ricallv no loss, although the contents of
his office were carried into the street.
*?* e plate glass .window in the front
Air. Talkington 's office was broken.
Inland Abstract company incurred
' 08f - due to carrying office furniture,
hooks and papers to the street.
Bed Cross had practically no loss.
•• W. Breach Cigar company suffered i
from -moke, which affected tobacco in I
Hr. B. Uhipnuui bed no loss.
Confusion resulted when the fire
disovered, due to the fact that
seemed to know where the hose carts
and other fire-fighting equipment
to be found. Since the burning last
fall, of the city hall, where the city
tire apparatus was housed, the equip
ment was stored at various places in
the business section. Finally the hose
carts were discovered in a shed near
the old laundry, but the door was lock
ed, and it was necessary to pry off the
lock before the door could be opened.
The hook-and-ladder wagon was located
in the Eimers garage, which, also,
In appreciation f the work done by
the fire department, the Bank of Camas
Prairie gave the organization $100, and
gave the firemen $50.
ment has expressed gratitude to the
two concerns for the donations.
MEMBERS OF THE RED CROSS
The fire depa
List of Those Who Joined at White
bird and Freedom.
Following is a list of those who joined
the Red Cross during the Christmas roll
call at Whitebird and Freedom:
Kenneth Barrett. Dick Cone.
Burton Cone.- Robert Cone.
Ellis Painter. Mrs. John Taylor.
John Taylor. Joe Dickson.
Mrs. Joe Dickson. Wayne Bell.
Earl B.-:! :. Mrs. George Boh mu.
George Behean. Guy' Behcau.
Ray Behean. Addie Behean.
F. G. Painter. AIr$; Hogan;
Mrs. F. G. Painter. David McDaniels.
Anita Louise Boley. Paul L. Boley.
Edith E. Boley'.
Mrs. W. A. Shuck.
May McHugh. Earl McHugh.
George Lynch. Mrs. George Lynch.
Mrs. M. Behean. Grant Lichfield.
Donald L. Frizzell. T. F. Frizzell.
George W. Boley.
Mrs. T. P. Frizzell. W. L. Lane.
Mrs. W. L. Lane Mrs. J. Hardman:
Madge Hardman. Grace Hardman.
Mr. and 'Mrs. H. Hagan.
Bernice Hagen. Raymond Thompson.
. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griffith.
Mr. and Mrs. O. V. Ring.
Otis Ring. Mrs. Kuipht.
T. B. Galloway Airs. Coffee.
Mr. and Mrs. Janies Lemon.
Loren Lcuon. Elma Lenou.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. White.
M. M. Newman. Nellie Newman.
F. Erna Marshall. W. A. Foskett.
Mrs. Martha Foskett.
Martha Foskett. Mrs. W. A. Foskett.
Mrs. W. A43
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson.
Martha Squibbs. P. F. Duclos.
Mrs. E. Shatzer. H. P Hauson.
Air. and Airs. Charles Cone.
Fred, Mary, Grace Berford.
Mr. and Airs. A. L. Donaldson.
W. A. Shuck.
Air. and Airs. L. 8. Mahurin.
Hazel, Pearl, Ruth, Walter Mahurin.
'Mr. and Airs. 8. N. Robinson,
Clarence, Lawrence, Opal Robinson.
Air. and Airs. J. S. Anderson.
Stella Chamberlain. W. A. Shuck.
8. S. Galloway. Georgia Ashpaugh.
Mrs. Oscar Holbrooke. Ethel Zerr. I
Clark Gill. F. T. Billings.
Nick Nichols. H. Brooks.
Mr. and Airs. H; B. Zerr. •
Air. and Airs. A. AI. Reynolds.
_ , _ ,
Harold Reynolds. Esther Lyle,
W. B: Trueblood. W. A. Taylor.
Sarah A., Beryl, Hary Taylor.
AI. Glatigny. V'. Glatigny.
A. Alorrison. M; Wagner.
Airs. Alice Beeves.
Airs. Clark Gill.
Air. and Mrs. H. J. Martin.
Kathryn Culley. Elmer Galley.
Lee Kirkham. Aliss Anna Behean.
Mr. and Airs. H. L. Kirkham.
Mr and Airs. J. W. Bel .
Airs. AL F. Dalcj .
Alary Taylor jr. Alary Bell.
Fred Painter jr.
(lark Lyda. Ethel Church.
Afcce Harrah. Delbert Bingen
Jaiaos Largo. Dun Lorgo.
John Willman. George 8. Tipton.
Airs. George S. Tipton. Irene Aforris.
Mr. and Mrs. AI. W; Tipton.
W; B. Ringer.
Airs. W. B. Ringer. Mrs. H. A. Rice.
W. J. Harrah. Alarvin J. Harrah.
Will Not Receive
Legacy of $3000
LONG LOST SISTER OF JOHN
A. HOWARD MAKES CLAIM
E. M. Griffith and J. Frank Sims,
both of Grangeville, will no't receive the
$3000 estate of the late John A. How
ard, who killed himself while in the
mountains last autumn. Hr. Howard,
in his will, bequeathed his estate to'Mr.
Griffith and Mr. Sims, share and share
alike, provided Howard's sister, from
whom he had not heard in many years,
could not be located.
The sister, Mrs. Frances Howard Don
ner, whose last known address is re
cited in the will of John A. Howard as
Lorane, Ohio, has been located at Uni
versity of Mississippi, Miss., and she is.
preparing to submit in the probate
court- of Idaho cotmty proof of kinship
to John A. Howard. Mrs. Denner's son
is assistant professor of surgery at the
University of Mississippi.
The will recites that fhe sister is the
only known relative living of John A.
Howard, and that "in event she is
dead or cannot be located," the estate
is to be divided share and share alike 1
Between E. M. Griffith and J. Frank
The estate consists of $1550 in Liber
ty bonds, in addition to cash and other
property, of a combined estimate«!
worth of $3000. Had the sister not
been located before February 14, next,
the estate would have been divided be
tween Mr. Griffith and Mr. Sims, who
are administrators thereof.
WOMAN DAMAGE SUIT LOSER
Miss Lewis of Spokane Denied Verdict
Aliss Alice Lewis of Spokane, who
sued Warren Scott, of Grangeville for
$5000 damages, alleging assault, was
denied a verdict by a jury in the court
of Judge Hum, at Spokane, last week.
Aliss Lewis, who conducts a massage
and bath parlor in Spokane, said the
alleged assult occurred when Scott went
to her home for a phonograph. Scott
said it was-a ease of blackmail.
WILL DISCUSS EIGHT OF WAY
Meeting of Lake People Called for
. A public meeting of residents of the
Lake highway district has been called
for Monday at 1 o'clock at the resi
dence of Owen Overman for the purpose
of discussing the matter of right of way
in the Lake district for the North and
South higl> wa . v -
RESIGNS FROM RED CROSS
Mrs. E. J. Menkee has resigned as
vice chairman of the local auxiliary of
the Red Cross. Site will soon remove
Mrs, Menkeo has during
from the city.
the last several months been actively
m gaged in directing Red Cross work
here, and her
profound. regret on her resignation,
Mrs. A. C. Lanningham was elected suc
cesor to Mrs. Alenkee.
EMMETT WEBB IS DEAD
Emmett Webb, brother of Wiliam
Webb of Grangeville, died Thursday of
last week at Portland, Ore. Mr. Webb
resided at Reubens until six months
Burial was at Reubens.
Sermon topics at
church Sunday will be "Christ a Real
ity". and "The Church and the Amu
sement Problem". This will be fhe
Rev. H. J. Wood's last Sunday as pas
HATTABAIGH IS HONORED
AI. R. Hnttabaugh, Grangeville attor
ney, was elected grand warden by the
state grand lodge of Odd Fellows, In
session in Boise ^ils week.
PARENTS OF SON
Hr. P J. Scallon reports the birth of,
10-pound son to Mr. and Mrs. L. H.
Mrs. Mary Large. Ellis Harness.
Joe Shinn. Andfew Beckenhamer.
Mr. and Airs. J. C. Daubenspock.
Air. and Mrs; Ralph Russell.
Mr and Mrs. E. S. Vmcem.
Mrs. Roy Irwin. Lois VipcoBh
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Riel.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Vincent*
OLD-TIME FREE PRESS EMPLOYE
ENTERS NEWSPAPER BUSI
NESS FOR HIMSELF
l. J. MENKEE ALSO LEAVES
—Mr. and Mrs. Brainerd Come #
George Medved, for more than nine
years a member of the Free Press force,
on Monday purchased the Cottonwood
Chronicle at Cottonwood from H. C.
Bailey. Mr. Bailey has bought an in
terest in a newspaper at Coeur d 'Aleac,
and will shortly remove to that city.
Mr. Medved took immediate possession
of the Chronicle.
Mr. Medved came to Grangeville in
1910 from his home at Nezperce, and
has practically "grown up" in the
Free Press office. He outranks in
seniority of service any man on the
force, and those in a position to know
declare no employe in the thirty-three
years the Free Press has been published
has remained with the newspaper so
long as has Mr. Modved.
Chronicle Has Unsettled Career.
The Cottonwood Chronicle has had a
rather unsettled career during the last
year and a Half. In that time it has
thrice changed ownership. F. 8. Wimer
sold the paper in the autumn of 1917
to S. P. Shutt, who, after operating the
plant for a year, sold to Air. Bailey, who
in turn has sold to Air. Medved. It
is believed that under the present mana
gement the Chronicle will forge rapidly
The Idaho County Free Press loses j
another of its employes on February *1, j
when E. JA Alenkee, who has been as-|
sociated with this office since Novem-1
1917, leaves for Chicago. Air. j
Alenkee came to Orangeville from Seat- 1
tlef, and has been leader of the Cowboy
band for more than a year.
With the «
city council's decision to discontinue the j
salarly of the bandmaster after Feb.
1, Air. Menke« resolved to' return to his«
former home in Chicago. Mrs. Menkee |
will accompany him. They expect to
later locate in Hunters, Wn., whore Mr.
Menkee will publish a newspaper.
Additions to Free Press Force.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. H. Brainerd, of
Spirit Lake, Ida., will take the places
in the Free Press office vacated by Mr.
Aledved and Air. Menkee. Mr. and Airs.
Brainerd, who are experienced news
paper folk, have been publishing the
Spirit Lake Herald, and previous to
going to Spirit Lake were located In
Mr. Brainerd is a
Coeur d ' Alene.
linotype machinist and printer, while
Airs. Brainerd will operate the lino
type and assist in pceas work,
will arrive in Grangeville not later than
Public services in memory of Idaho
county soldiers who have fallen in bat
tle or who have died of wounds or of
disease, will be held in the Odd Fellows'
hall in Grangeville, the afternoon of
Sunday, February 1. Plans for the
services are being perfected.
will be for all soldiers and
sailors who have died, except those for
whom public memorials ha\e pre
viously been held here.
Following is a list of Idaho county
soldiers and sailors who have 1
died in the service and for whom the |
memorial is to take place:
Lt. John A. Long, Grangeville.
Henry J. Hesterman. Graugaville.
Grover Johnson, Grangeville.
Edward Steinbach, Grangeville.
William A. Shields, Grangeville
Ivan Brockman, Orangeville.
Ralph Brockman, Grangeville.
Omdr $. Ewing, Btttus.
. . .
• BILL INTRODUCED TO
DIVIDE IDAHO COUNTY:
GIVE PART TO VALLEY
;■ A bill has boon introduced in ■$>
<*' the state senate at Boise, by <$>
<•' Senator Sims of Valley county, <$>
<?' authorizing residents of the <$■
southern part of Idaho county
<•> to vote on the matter of annex
•> ing territory in which they
live to the county of Valley -$•
♦' When Valley county was creat
>#> ed, a part of Idaho county was ■$>
given to the now county, and
• another slice of Idaho county
is desired to contribute if
* taxes to the public coffers at
I ■•> Cascade.
<$> & <§> •£> Q ^ •' ^ •
SOLDIERS ESCORT BODY
or WATSON TO GRAVE
MEN IN UNIFORM ACT AS PALL
BEARERS FOR DECEASED
Escorted to the grave by a squad of
returned soldiers in uniform, the body
of Clarence Oliver Watson, who died in
the,, service January II at Vancouver,
Wn., vWis laid to rest in Prairie View
cemetery' last Saturday.
The funeral service, which was held
in the Maugg parlors, was largely at
tended by friends of the deceased sol
dier. The senvon was preached, by the
Rev. II. J. Wood, pastor of the Federat
ed church, and singing war by n male
quartet. All who 'assembled to pay a
final tribute to the soldier were unable
to gain admittance to the parlors, and
many stood on the sidewalk outside.
The casket, draped by a large Ameri
can flag, was carried from the parlors
by sobliers, and as tho procession passed
through Alain street the Cowboy band,
forming part of the procession, played
a funeral mareh.
At the grave taps
The county flag was at half roast «lur
ing the afternoon.
Young Couple United in Marriage in
Home of Bride's Parents
MANNING WEDS MISS CHASE
Floyd Manning, a voting rancher re
on c.-imas Prairm, and Miss Eva
yf Chase, daughter of Mr. and Airs. E.
T chnst . were married Sunday in the
]lomo 0 f the bride'« parents. The cere
performed by W. N. Knox
Mr. Manning is the son of
Air. and Mrs. J. P. Manning,
young couple will reside an a farm on
COMMENCE WORK ON HIGHWAY
Actual work on construction of the
North and South highway began Sat
Twelve men arc
i" «lay at Whitebird.
employed there at the present tim.
drilling and clearing tho right of way
The contract for the mile of the high
way between the »wn of Whitebird and
the Salmon river was sublet by J. A
Hoskins & Co. to Johnson & Co., of
Leland Toll, Kooskia.
Clark D. Jessup, Cottonwood.
Julius Holthaus, Cottonwood.
Francis Chamberlin, Riggins.
Earl English, Kooskia.
Frank Burlinghoff, Whitebir«!.
Clarence Oliver Watson. Boles.
Aleraoriais have been held for these
soldiers and sailors who have died;
John AlcPherson, Grangeville.
William I. Droogs, Mount Idaho.
Ernest DeHaven, Grangevill«'.
Bay Moses, Orangeville,
Frank Vaughn, Grangville.
The committee in charge of arrange
meats asserts that fhe list as prepared
this week may not be complete, and the
committee requests that any person who
know tho names of other soldier«
or sailors from Idaho county who have
lied in tho crvice immediately com
municate the names to the Free Pross
ORANGEVILLE SOLDIERS POSSI
BLY HAVE SAILED FOR
ORDERED TO MOVE JAN. II
Only Delay in Sailing Would Be Due
to Shortage of Ships—Letters
Grangeville volunteers in France are
believed to be on their way ho ne. If
they have not already sailed for Ameri
ca, they» will soon depart. The mit in
cludes the 116th engineers, witli, which
Company- E, the Grangeville com «any in
the old Second Idaho National Guard
regiment was merged, early in thj war.
A letter recently received from Jack
Edwards by Miss Nadine Gikeson,
leads to the belief th<(t Company E has
started for home. The letter dated
December 24, asserted the 116f i engi
neers were under orders to ne ve for
home on January 11.
What appears to be confirmation of
this report is the fact that let! ms ad
dressed by Grangeville folk to S ;t. Don
C. Fisher, in the 116th engineers, have
been returned to the writers.
Any delay in sailing of the ep ,dneers
would be due, it is believed, to shortage
SOT*. VINCENT TAKES ÎRIDE
Discharged Soldier Weds Miss Lillian
Sgt. Tammany C. Vincent and Aliss
Lillian Woolman Alurphy, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy wo e mar
ried at 6 o 'clock Sunday mon lug in
the homo of the bride's patents in
Grangeville. iho ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. J. A. Pine., pastor
of the Christian church, in the p eseuce
of immediate relative»
of a group
of tho bride and bridegroom
happy couple departed on Sunday morn
ing's train for Spokane, where they
will spend a honeymoon of a we««,.
Sergeant Vincent returned to «rrangi
ville a few weeks ago from i »étroit,
Mich., where he had been stationed in
Both the bride
the aviation service,
and bridegroom are well and favorably
known in Idaho county.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent will reside in
Grangeville on their return from the
LEMONS ERSKINE MARRIAGE
Young Folk Spring Surprise on Families
Cleverly carrying out marriage plans
which had been kept secret, Walter
Lemons, a well-known young rancho
of Spring Camp, and Miss Alice Erskinc.
daughter of Mr. and Airs. Frod Erskinc,
of Grangeville were wedded Tuesday in
Lewiston. They left Grangevill » Tues
day morning, and returned on tic even
the fail, when Miss Erskine was teach
ing school in the Spring Camp country.
She has been one of Idaho county's
successful school teachers for several
Air. Lemons is extensively en
and his bride met during
gaged in the livestock business.
The couple will reside on Mr. Lemons'
ranch at Spring Gamp.
FRANK MATHEWSON IS DEAD
Former Idaho County Resident Suc
cumbs In Lewiston.
Frank Mathowson, for many years a
resident of Idaho county is «brad at
Mr. Mathowson redded in
Grangeville until a few months ago
when hd removed to Lewiston. For
nearly twenty vears he resided on th<
Afflicted by paralysis, ^Ir. Iathew
son scierai years ago underwent »n
operation by which both his legs wen-"
Surviving bim„are his widow, thoe
trf whom iS A£rs. W. H
-langt fers, one
Eller of Grangeville, and ' tVeo SuBb.
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