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Company E of Grangeville Believed Near U. S. Shore
IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS . DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF GRANGEVILLE AND IDAHO COUNTY $1.50 THE YEAR VOL. 33, NO. 39 GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1919 farm bureau in FORMER ARMY LIEUTENANT AND ASSISTANT AGENT LEADER ARB IN GRANGEVILLE, WILL NOT FORCE THE BUREAU Hope to Convince Farmers of Needs; and Then Go About Establish ing Affair. Planning to establish a farm bureau in Idaho county, Lt. R. R. Groningér, district county agent, and W. Kjosness, assistant cduiity agent ■ leader, both 'repreaeuiug the extension department of the University of Idaho, Moscow, ar I rived iu Grangeville Tuesday night and ■ immediately began work looking toward the formation of a farm bureau in Ma il ho county. 38 Bureaus in Idaho Operating in connection with the U. 8. tension department of tho university has established farm bureaus in thirty eight of the counties of Idaho. Last March an effort was made to form a farm bureau in Idaho county but tho effort was not successful. It is tho intention of the men hero from the university, not to force a farm bureau upon the county but to do promotion work throughout the county in an effort to convince the farmersrof tho benefits to be derived from tho bureau; when it is thought conditions will be favorable to the financing of I I H ■ i ' tho affair. ' It is not necessary that a county agent be provided, ae.eording to one of the extension workers. Whether a county agent is hired for Idaho count; , in con nction with the farm bureau, is option al with the farmers. a Will Solve Big Problems. The farm bureau is non-political and uoi. sectarian, and is devoted to aid ing the farmers collectively iu solving their great problems. Lieutenant Groninger and Mr. Kjos iicss wil leave Grangeville shortly, and will spend next week in Moscow, Lieu tenant Groninger will return to Grange ville about February 24, .and will hold a series of meetings throughout the county. It is planned to hold these meetings at times and places convenient for the fanners. ■ MRS ADELINE BEHEAN DIES AT WHITEBIED AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS Mrs. Adeline Beheau, 83 years old, a pioneer resident of Idaho county, died early Sunday morning in tho home of 1er daughter, Mrs. Frank Hogan, at Whitebird, after an illness of a week's duration, j Funeral was held Tuesday morning ■U 10:30 from the Catholic church in range ville, the Rev. Fr. Phelan offici ? >ng. A largo number of friends of the family gathered in the church to pay 1 last mark of respect to Mrs. Behean. Burial was in Prairie View cemetery. I A- J. Maugg conducted the funeral. Mrs Behean was born in Dublin - •. , and came to the United States '"any years ago. She resided for a »umber of years in Chicago, then re moved to WalU Walla, Wn.j and then to Camas Prairie, in 1878. She resid-' Ire., "I with her husband and family on a farm a mile west of Grangeville for j a period of twenty-five years and dur- : ing recept years had lived at Whitebird. Her husband, Michael Behean, died fifteen years ago. j Surviving Mrs. Behean are ' «lighters, Mrs. Mary Conlrni, Walla Valla; Mrs, Maggie Hogan, Whitebird, and a son, George Behean, of White bird, all of whom were present at the %m). I Called Him Vile Names and W ent W ith Other Men, Says Husband in Divorce Action Vernon L. Blakesley of Stites has filed suit in the district court for di vorce from his wife, Marie Blakesley, wtoo at the present time is in California. The ^complaint, which is in fwo sec -i tions, recites that tho couple was mar ried iu Pleasant Green, Kas., on Doc 7, 1898 and that on or about June, 1917, the defendant deserted the plain The couple has four children; tiff. May, who is married, and whose name now - is May Tyrrell; AJta, Lorin, who is 4 years old, and Norma M., aged 1 year. The wife and three of the child- j ron the husband sr.ys are in California. | The complaint declares that since fool and said he was no the marrjage of the couple the wife has treated tho husband with extreme cruelty and inflict'd great mental pain and suffering upon him without cause and has nagged him and called him vile Every few days, 1 ' says tho complaint, she "called him a apd a — good." i ( numoa. Local Undertakers Fight Over Body; Threaten Law A fight between two local undertakers to determine which should bury a ! corpse, developed in Grangeville Mon- j day, and did not end until Wednesday morning, after th-eat of legal proceed ; ! ings had bpeu made. According to v version of the affair, j called to jaku. an undertakèr • barge of the body. He was absent from ! was the city, but n°v -- 3 iltelces tho body was ccnveyed to the undertaking establish mont of the man who had been first summoned. I IU James Potts, of Stites, waived preli-, minary examination in tho probate court Wcduesday and was bound over to the district court in bond of $2000 to ans Tho complaint asserts that Potts com about Tho girl in the case wer to a statutory charge. raitted the alleged crime on April 1, 1918. is Isio Hawkins, of Stites, and she is or i GOES TO MASSACHUSETTS, -Mrs. Hub Wood and two children have departed for Leominster, Mass., for a visit with Mrs. Wood's parents, and other relatives. They expect to bo Mrs. Wood has not away two months, visited at her former home for several •years. BASIL HARRIS IS BACK Basil Harris returned Friday nlgrt from Camp Lewis, having been honor ably discharged from the U. 8. army. He was a member of the band at Camp Lewis. H e stopped at Cottonwood while erirouto homo and played for a dance, and also playwl for a dance in Grangeville Saturday night. _!-. INGRAM ON JOB HERE Eli Ingram arrived .Sunday night from Seattle, where he had resided for the last year, and on Monday morning begun work in the Free Press office. becoming formait of the machanical de partaient. 1 I i Mrs. Ingram is expected here from Seattle soon. „ „ WILL REMOVE TO GRANGEVILLE Mrs. G. A. Green arrived in Grange villo Thursday evenyig for a few days'i visit and incidentally assist Dr. Green in selecting a home. They expect to -emnvo to Grageville as soon as their daughter is graduated from the Lewis-j fon normal, this spring. i-— jCOEFORAL BUTLER DISCHARGED Corp. Albert Butler was a recent ar two'rival fom Camp Lewis, where he had' been in the army for seven months. Up was under orders to depart for overseas duty when tin odrers were cancelled by the signing of tho armis-jasd The plaintiff declares he if a hard working and industrious man, and ^as been earning good wages; which he ap plied to the use of his family. He says his wife accused him of not supporting his family and not giving her sufficient 'money with which,to buy fine clothing. Tho husband says that tho wife had .said she wished their daughter May were dead and that she was a nuisance and wished she had never been born. The wife, the complaint asserts, would at times sulk and refuse for days at a time to talk to him. During the last three years of their married life prior to the desertion of the plaintiff by defendant; says the complaint ; the defendant was constant ly keeping company with other men and going out nights with them. Tho plain tiff names Warren Ayers; Fritz Jeffries and Jack McGinnis, Tho .first part of the complaint re cites defendant dcsered tho plaintiff. Friends of the deceased, reports say, decided another undertaker should buiy him. It was tho wish of the deceased, they said, that when he died ho should be buried by a certain man. In an ef i'.irt to comply with tho request of the dead man, an effort was made to gain possession of the body. This was de nied for two days, and finally, on Wed ussday, the undertaker to whoso estab lishment the body had been removed delivered the corpse to tho other under taker, who interred it. said in the complaint to bo 14 years of Sheriff Eller, ' who Potts from Spokane to According to brought Grangeville the , young man will prob ably plead guilty. It is planned if tAo defendant so desires, to take him to Lewiston and permit him to plead before Judge Seales, who is holding (court at that place. WOULD ADD TO THE U. S. FOREST L e gig] a tur6'B Memorial Asks More Land Be withdrawn Tho stato legislature has passed a memorial *3 conress by Senator Potti bono urging congress to include in tho Nezperco National forest fifty-four square miles in Idaho county rich in minerals and timber. HAVE TROUBLE ON ROAD in Grangeville Monday night, after a 1Vying time encountered in running an automobile through tho mud, which the declared to bo deep and annoying at many points on the road. — pjpySICIAN FOE HIGHWAY ^ R chi ha3 been appointed Robert Cone and Emmett Jones, both of the Whitebird section, were arrivals physician for J. A. Hoskins & Co., cou tractors for the Grangoville-White Bird link of the North and South highway. The work is on contract, and Dr. Chip wi)] ^ for a)1 omploye9 of tho alIV who may be injured. * ___— A p jvnTCHELL DEAD, A ' p MitcheH) who 3pant several ^ Grangevil i 0 i ast fa n und winter, is dead of inuuenza. ' • h ,„, ' reC pi V ed word of Mr * "T? occurred at Ranids la i eoivepinTTr LOCATES IN ORANGEVILLE Dr W. G. Law, chiropractor, has re-j moved ' from Vollmer to Grangeville, | will have his office iu the Martini Wagner residence, I j L. ! % STEAM' SHOVEL WRECK TO COST MACHINE THAT WEIGHS 800,000 POUNDS TURNS ON SIDE AS IT IS BEING MOVED BELONGS TO HOSKINS & CO. Plunge Occurs on Soft Ground While Big Device Is Being Moved for North and South Road Work It will cost not less than $1000 for J. A. Hoskins & Co. to right tho big 80,000-pound steam' shovel (that was wrecked near the Madison Myers resi dence iu the west end of Grageville, Thursday. acquired to pay workmen who will be engaged for some time in placing tho shovel which tipped and fell on its side back to normal position. Tho- wreck is due; according to Mr. ^rown, of Hoskins & Co., to tho fact that frozen earth, over which the shovel w - as being moved, gave way undos, tho enormous weight of the machine. Also the track on which tho shovel was being moved was slippery and when the shovel began to slide it did not stop until it had toppled over on its Most of the $1000 will be side. Tho shovel is to be used in ex cavation for the North alid South high way. ALFRED GARLAND IS DEAD. Funeral Held Wednesday Under Aus pices of Woodmen. died Alfred Garland, 72 years old, suddenly Monday morning iu his room is the Arnold plumbing shop. Mr. Garland had suffered from Spanish in fluenza, cud had not entirely recovered. It is thought that death was duo to complications resulting from influenza. Mr. Garland was born in Philadol Ho was a plumber by trade, phia, Pa. and had resided in Orangeville for a number of years. His only known rela tive is a niece. Funeral services were held Wednes day afternoon from tho Hancock par lors. The Rev. J. A. Pine officiated, and the funeral was under the auspices of tho Woodmen of the World. Burial #as in Prairie View cemetery. A. & F. OFFICERS ARE ELECTED Big Department Store Holds Annual Meeting Annual meeting of 'the Alexander Freidenrich Co. ltd. was held recently in Grangeville at which time officers of the firm for the ensuing year were elected. Seven.! changes in tho per sonnel were made because of the death of tho la'e Joseph Alexander. These, a re the officers elected: President—Milton Freidenrich. Vice president—Frank MeGrano. Directors—A. L. Gilkesou, Frank Mc Grane, Milton Freidenrich, T. W. Bales and William Thomson. Frank McGraiie was reelected sec retary-treasurer and general manager. AT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH , Services next Sunday: Bible school at 10; sacred communion at 10:50; wor ship and sermon at 11:10. Toxt of the morning sermon Trill be, ' ' What Doest Thou Here, Elijah? ' ' Christian en deavor and the course in vocational study at fl:30 p. m. Praise service and the sermon, 7:30. Theme, "Salvation Through Faith. The class in teacher trailing will imeet & the phristian church, Sunday, at 3. Mid-week ser vice at 7:30 p. m., Thursday. ^ MENKEES LEAVE CITY Mr. and 'Mrs. E. J. Menkee left Sunday morning for Spokano for a „ , Pr ° COed t0 ^ the ' 1 r< ' tUrU t0 Hunter8 home in Grangeville last week from Boise where ho had been, in connection with his duties as chairman of the state board of education. week's stay. Mrs. Menkee then will proceed to Chicago, for a visit with rel atives, while Mr. Menkee will go to Hunters, Wn., to establish a newspaper. EVANS HOME FROM BOISE Hon. Evan Evans returned to his SCHOOL NOTES. Marjorie Griffith favored the ancient The ( • history class with a reading on Defence of Xanttuppi". It was greatly enjoyed by the pupils as tho incident belongs to that period of ancient history - which is now being studied. On account of Miss Isabell's illness last week, Miss Esther Telchter took charge of the seventh grade until the arrival of Miss Callan. At. tho regular assembly after Miss Brooks made several announcements the Rev. J. A. Pine gave a short address on vocational work that is being taken up in tho Christian church. Several high school songs were sung. Tho seventh and fifth grades had another basket ball game which result ed in a seventh grade victory. The score was 6 to 1. Tho manual training classes are proud of tho now saws which have been furnished their department. Heretofore they have been short on these tools. The seventh grade class in manual training has been divided and even now each half crowds the apartment. A double bench is being made which will be a credit to tho apartment. The pupils of the various rooms are still kept separate during recess and intermission in order to continue the protection of the children against in fluenza and epidemic (of cold. The teacher's continue to request pupils who are suffering from bad colds or other apparent illness to remain at home until it is certain that they do not have the flu. About half of the eighth grade took stato examinations in geography and physiology and a majority of the pupils received passing grades. PALACE OF SWEETS IS SOLD Happy Jackson Buys Confectionery Store frow Myrick T. 8. (Happy) Jackson on Welnesday purchased the Palace of Sweets, local confectionery store, from W. F. Myrick. Mr. Jackson takes possession Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Myrick will depart within a week for their former home at .Moscow. They have made no plana for the future. They purchased tho Palace of Sweets two years ago and have op erated tho store*ln a manner that has pleased the patron^? Mr. Jackson is an experienced soda fountain man and enters the business with a knowledge of the work. DOORNBOS OUT OF ARMY Edward Doornbos returned this week from Vancouver barracks, Wn., whore ho had been stationed in the aviation corps, U. 8 .army. He was employed as cook. - OP U.S. SOLDIERS GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO CONVEY REMAINS OF DEAD HOME FOR BURIAL. NOT IF RELATIVES OBJECT Wishes of Kinsmen Will Be Respected With Reference to Disinterment of Soldiers and Sailors. Plans for bringing home the bodies of all iofficers, soldiers and marines now buried on foreign soil are being worked out by the navy djpartment and the actual work will be undertaken with in the next few months. Tho wishes of relatives, however, will govern not only as to the return of the bodies, but also as to their final (disposition. Those brought homo cither will be sent forward for private inter ment or buried with military honors in the Arlington or some other national cemetery, as the relatives may decide. The department's stit.nunt said where private interment was desired tho navy would prepay all expense up to delivery of the casket to relatives and that the war risk insurance bureau would refund actual burial expenses not exceeding $100 in each case upon ! presentation of the claim#, I | HOME SOIL SECOND BATTALION OF SECOND IDAHO REGIMENT ENRO JTE FROM FRANCE SOME ON DETACHED SEME Unit, However, Has Practically the Same Personnel aa When It Left for Europe Company E, Grangeville'■ own com pany of volunteers in tho war against Germany, is on tho way home. The company is scheduled to land at New port Nows, Va., on February 16; says an announcemet* from tho war depart ment. With exception of several mem bers of the company who were on de tached service, it is believed tho entire personnel of Company E is aboard the ship now approaching American shores. On Battleship Kansas The war department announces that the 116th U. 8. engineers, with forty officers and 1342 men sailed from Brest, France, February 5 on tho battleship Kansas. Four companies, A, B. C and D and the headquarters and medical detach ment of tho 11 th ammunition train with twenty-three officers and 525 men are on the same ship. All go to Camp Dix, N. J., first. Part of Second Idaho The engineer regiment includes in its membership all of what was the Second battalion of tho Second Idaho infantry and a battalion of Oregon engineers. It is understood that this outfit did not suffer so much through having its ranks depleted for replace ment purposes as did tho infantry regi ments of tho northwest national guard division. Thus there probably is a large number of northwesterners in the units returning. M. W. A. OFFICERS INSTALLED. Those to Administer Local Lodge Dur ing Next Year Named. Grangeville camp No. 5850, Modern Woodmen of America, recently installed officers aa follows: Counsel—A. M. Ecker. Adviser—George A. Everest. Bankei Clerk- -J. B. Carter. Watchman—John Schrom. ■E. A. Carpenter. Escort—Donald Carpenter. Secretary— E. B. Mattox^ Masager—Chas. Kunze. Physician—Dr. G. 8. Stockton. BRIDGE IS NEAR COMPLETION. First Crossing Is Made of Structura Over Salmon River. The bridge spanning the Salmon river at the mouth of Whitebird creek is nearing completion. It was crossed for tho first time Monday evening and will soon bo ready for teams. A full crew of men is working on the highway between Whitebird and Grangeville. HERE FROM FLYBLOW Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jones were in Grangeville this week from their ranch at Flyblow. Mr. and Mrs. .Tore«, who had advei tried a sale of household goods at their house in Grangeville on Monday and Tuosday, were unable to reach hero in time for the sale and it was necessarily postponed. BACK FROM THE COAST Mr. and Mrs. H. J Kressley of Denver have returned home from Port land, where they spent several weeks. While in Portland Mr. Kressley under went a surgical operation for removal of tonsils. MARRIAGE LICENSES Marriag licenses have been issued by the clerk of the district court to John J. Jentges and Anna M. Willen borg and o Kile D. Gibson and Clara ft, Howard.