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Company E Lands in New Yorfy After 14 Months at War
IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF ORANGEVILLE AND IDAHO COUNTY » VOL. 33, NQ. 41 ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1919 $1.50 THE YEAR OPEN COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE ABILITY OF INDIANS TO HANDLE OWN AFFAIRS TRUST EXPIRES IN JUNE, '20 Some probably Will Be Permitted to Sell or Lease Without Govern ment Supervision At least a portion «f the Nez Perce Indian reservation, a large part of which lies in Idaho county, will be re leased from the trust in which it is now held, judging from information which come from Washington, D. C. Cato Sells, commissioner of Indian affairs, will send a commission to the reservation to determine the ability of the Nez Perces to handle their own affairs, which heretofore have been di rected by the commissioner of Indians. The investigation is to be made before the present trust period expires, in June, 1920. The department of the interior, it is. said, proposes to extend the trust period for those Indians who are adjudged incompetent to handle their own busi ness matters. The commission which will conduct the investigation will recommend to the department names et ! Indians who should receive patents to their allotments and those Indians thereafter will be free from govern ment supervision in the matter of leas ing or selling their lands It is pointed out that it will be use less) for the Nez Perce Indians to visit Washington or to send delegations t the commissioner of Indians on mat ters dealing with the trust adminis tration, as all decisions as to eompe teney will be left with the special com mission sent to the reservation* where | personal investigations as to business ability, general character and indus try can best bo made. Stubbs Leads Local Boys—Thirty-two Sign Up I SCOUT TROOP IS ORGANIZED Orangeville troop No. 1, Boy Scouts, of No more Sheldon A. Stubbs is scout master. Troop committee con has been organized, with thirty-two boys on the roll. will be accepted. names aists of S. V. Fullaway, John P. Eimers, and M. R. Hattabaugh. Assist ant scout masters are Toni Crossley, Leo Kabat and Wilford Derrig. The boys will be given lessons in for «stry, first aid and rope splicing. 8- V. Fullkway, supervisor of the j Nezperce forest, will provide a man from the forest service to take the | boys into the forest one day a month. J Dr. O. A. Green will b instructor in rope | ■Plicing, and Dr. B. Chipm *truct in first aid. an will in TBACTOR AND ENGINE SCHOOL Expert will Instruct In Operation of Machinery The Miller Hardware & Implement of this city has arranged a free factor, automobile and gasoline en Jlfls school at its place of business on March 6, 6 and 7. An expert on farm taachinery will be present and will in •truct all who care to learn how to re ®edy troubles which arise in the opera bon of tractors, automobiles and on Sines. The Miller company has issued invitation to farmers and all others "terested to attend this school. PIONEER WOMAN IS AT BEST **• J - G. Rowton Burled In Falrvlew Cemetery. ■ The body of Mrs. J. O. Rowton, an ^ pioneer resident, of lâaho county, **• buried Tuesday in Pairview eeme Mrs. Rowton died in her homo *1 Kooskia. She formerly resided in j " r * ll 8eville and was well known on the She was the wife of J- G. Row S owner of the Hour mill at Kooskia. | FOREST SERVICE WILL USE WIRELESS TELEPHONES TO REPORT FIRES NEXT SUMMER ^ ireless telephones are to be used in the U. S. forest service in north Idaho next summer, this is the auouneement made from the office of the district forester at Missoula, Mont. Whether the wireless telephone will bo used in the Nezperce National forest, in Idaho county, ollicials in the local office, of the forest were not in a position to state, ihat the district telephohe engineer of the forest service at Missoula will test the wireless phone in the field next summer with the view to making it of practical purpose in all the forests of the Missoula district. It is the present plan of the service to in stall six sets with a radius of twenty-five miles each, while the other sets will have a radius of 100 miles each. The principal drawback to the wire less telephone system is said to be the inability at times to establish definite connection, but it is the intention of the forest service to use the wiieless sets only as auxiliaries to the wire sys tem, and, therefore this difficulty will be easier to overcome in this district than if the plan were to rely upon the wireless telephone entirely. * % However, it is known J 9 ! ORANGEVILLE BEST CITY SEEN ON ENTIRE JOURNEY, AVERS RETURNED SOLDIER. Declaring that Orangeville is the best city he has seen between Idaho county and France and return, and that, al-1 though French girls are iffighty nice, Idaho girls are much nicer, Sgt. Don. C. Fisher returned to his home in Orangeville late last week, after having | been fourteen months in overseas ser vice. Sergeant Fisher has written for the Free Press the following pertaining to his experiences in France: By SGT. DON C. FISHER The Graugeyille boys who are return I ; U g from France are busy greeting their I many friends and all state that Grange ville is without doubt the best city that they have seen in all their journey. First Sgt. Harvey L. Vaughan and Don C. Fisher are the first of the 116th en gineers to arrive home and they tell many interesting things of their trip to the land of the great war, especially of the training of new men who were | sent over to fill therauks of the fight ing units çf engineers. The 116th engineers was designated as the training regiment of engineers, j and being the only one of its kind in France, was called upon to do a great | work, and at no time did the regiment J fall down in performing its task. | First Christmas Overseas Sergeant Fisher has the menu of tho first Christmas dinner that was served to the men who were left with the company on Dec. 25, 1917 at Locourtinc. It is as follow's: Merry Christmas DINNER December 25, 1917 Co. E 116th Engrs. Boast Turkey Dressing Potatoes Brown gravy Coffee Bread Marmalade Mince Pie Nuts Fruit Cigars Prom this place we moved to the city of Angers, this was the beginning of the training camp. written in celebration of our first six months in The following poem was France: Whenever you meet an engineer Just mark the beggar well, Choke back a sob, dry a tear, That man has been through hell. [f he rode the Tenadores, Or tho good ship Mallory. £> 0 n]] you can for that brave man He needs your sympathy. Oh, don't you remember That day of Thanksgiving, I l ■> * v | I ■ ,v wrmi T". csrS Vf> >! '■/ V j is«. S} •A 'ÆWk S "h 1 - ÆÊÊêà -a . SGT. DON C. FISHER The day we all waited with glee When we gave our thanks The celebration of first six months in France To the Maker as we should And gave to the sea all of our food? The cranberry sauce Got upset in the kitchen, The turkey fell out on tho floor. But we ate what we could, And considered it good, And went hack for more. And don't you remember The smell of the kitchen, The sickening roll of the sea, The slippery floor Where you spilled all of your dinner Of liver, onions and tea? The liver was bum, The onions were slimy The tea was bitter as gall, But the smell, just a whiff Of it murdered a sea gull, The smell was the worst of it all. Oh, when the kaiser's dead boys We'll still have work before us. We'll burn the H. R. Mallory And sink the Tenadores. Then we will pass the hat around And buy some of the latest books To find the latest cuss words With which to cuss the nigger cooks. Then we will hit the trail for Home Sweet Home and the Girl we left behind us. We will name the first kid Mallory And the other Tenadores. When the news of the sinking of the Tenadores was heard by the boys great was their rejoicing. Many Changes Among Boys When the boys return many changes will be seen by the folks at home. Es pecially along the lino of eating. All have become good feeders and will reg the Divorce Court WILLIAM I. BADER ASKS DECREE FROM GIRL HE WEDDED AT CAMP ». William K. Bader, an Idaho county soldier, who recently returned from France, has filed in the district ■ourt suit for divorce from Clara U. F ider, his wife, whom he married on Jur ■ 19, 1918, while he was in the militari ser vice. The complaint states th.v the couple lived together from June If, ft> July 1, when the soldier bridegroom was trails ferred "rom California to Fort Sill, Okla., and later he was sent to France. He received his .mal dischrago on Fob ruary 18. The husband asserts that from June 19 to Oct. 1, 1918 his bride received $15 monthly from his pay as a soldier, and that, in addition she received an allotment of $15 monthly from the gov ernment. -he allotment afterward was increased until the bride received in all $40 a mouth. The complaint further says the husband provided his bride with a home with his parents at Pull man, Wn. The complaint alleges adultery on the part of the bride, naming three men, and further says that the bride gave away to other men money she received as compensation during the absence of her husband in the army. "At many tipies, " says the com plaint, sho "conducted herself as a lewd and lascivious woman." Scheel vs. Scheel Nell E. Scheel of Stites has filed ac. tion for divorce from her husband, Aug ust E. Scheel, alleging cruel and inhu man treatment. The couple was mar ried April 7, 1910 at Poison, Mont. The plaintiff asks custody for six months out of the year of their minor child, and would let the husband have the child the other six months. She also wants such other relief as the court may deem prop er. Foster vs, Foster. Cassie Foster, through her attorney, brings action for divorce from Charles C. Foster. They were married at Cape Fair, Mo., "on or about" Dec. 10, 1910, and have no children. Non-support is alleged. The complaint says the husband has failed to provide the wife with the com mon necessities of life, "because of his idleness, profliganc.y and dissipa tion." Mrs. Foster wants her maiden name, Cassie Bolen, restored. BLAIR HOAR RENOMINATED Blair ft. Hoar, receiver of the U. 8. land office at Lewiston, and well known to many Idaho county residents, particularly those who have hid busi ness with tho land office, 1ms been re nominated for the receivership by President Wilson. TAKEN TO OBOFINO Edward Hanley, of Cottonwoo*., an insane person, who has been in custody of Sheriff Eller, was on Saturday tak en by the sheriff to the state asylum for insane at Orofino. INFLUENZA IN SCHOOLS The third and fourth gradei of the public schools are closed, followiu tho outbreak of influenza among a few pupils in the rooms. ister no kicks but eat whatever is plac ed before them. Girls, one thing about soldiers who spent the winter in Prance is that each has learned the gentle art of carrying on a flirtation. This does not apply to top sergeants, however. They never. If you dßubt this state ment just ask Top Sgt. Harvey Vaughn. Many of the people are anxious to see the return of the boys to our city in order to see how Jack Edwards and Gib Eimers will greet each other after being absent for nearly tw T o years. An amusing story is told of one of the southern ladies in regard to what she should cook if she should have a bunch She of soldier boys up to dinner, thought that they would like chicken, but the dear lady was informed that if she really wanted to make, a hit with the boys to bake waffles or hot cakes. She said: "Oh, I mean what would they like for dinner! The reply was: "Waffles three times a day,»' and from all accounts it is about right. I f • ORANGEVILLE SOLDIERS ARE NOW AE CAMP DIX, N. L EXPECTED 10 ARRIVE NOM W THIN ABOUT THREE WEEKS HUNDRED SIXTEENTH ENGINEERS LAND SAFELY FROM BATTLESHIP KANSAS, AFTER HAVING BEEN DELAYED AT BERMUDY; BOYS SEND HOME TELEGRAMS ADVISING RELATIVES OF ARRIVAL * Company E will be home soon. Orangeville's own company in the war against German autocracy landed Sunday afternoon in New i'ork city, from the battleship Kansas, and now is stationed at Camp Dix, N. .1. At Camp Dix the units which just arrived on American soil will be segregated by states, and sent to divisional depots for final discharge. The voyage from Brest was stormy, and the Kansas was obliged to put in at Bermuda for coal. The Kansas brought KEMP SEES BIG MONEY IN RAISING OF SHEEP HAS CONFIDENCE IN FUTURE AND GOES IN ON DEAL INVOLV ING $36.000 Expressing belief that the future holds great things in store for sheep men, Len W. Kemp, well-known stock man of Forest, in Orangeville Wenes duy, declared he had this thought in mind when ho and two associates pur chased the Platt Bros, sheep outfit, on Salmon river*» for $35,000. The purchase was made by Mr. Kemp, O. C. Keane and C. E. Bettln son. The purchase includes 1200 acres of deeded land, 2100 head of sheep, and leases on 3000 acres of range. Mr, Kemp sold his ranch near Orange ville to Otto C. Nail. He and his part ner, Cecil Rock, will hold a closing out sale on the ranch. Mr. Rock, who has been in the service, is prevented by ill ness from engaging in farming in the near future. FRANK O. COWLING IS DEAD. Well-known Farmer Succumbs, Follow ing Influenza. Prank C. Cowling, a well-known Camas Prairie farmer, died Monday in his homo ten miles north of Orange ville. Death resulted from pneumonia, following Spanish Influenza . Mr. Cowling was aged 35 years. He was born in Indian Territory, now a part of the state of Oklahoma, and when 3 years old removed with parents to Clearwater. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Effie Cowling, two children, his mother, two brothers, Dan, of Clearwater, and Otto, of Orangeville, and a sister, Mrr. Alfred Legsworth, of Asotin, Wn. Funeral services were held Joday, the Rev. J. B. York officiating. Burial was at Clearwater. MBS SHEPHERD, RIGGINS. DIES. Wife of Oarage Man Succumb« After Short Illness. Mrs. Mary Shepherd, wife of O. C. Shepherd, proprietor of the garage at Riggins, died Friday of last week, after an illness of brief duration. Mrs. Shepherd was aged 50 years. She is survived by her husband and several grown children by a former marriage. The children reside in Denver, Colo. The body was sent to Chadron, Neb., for burial. A. J. Maugg, Orangeville undertaker, was called to Riggins in connection with the death. WARRENS, GOLD STRIKE AT 3-foot Ledge Uncovered in Old Min ing Property. Reports have been received by the foreet service in Orangeville of the discovery, recently, of a 3-foot ledge of coarse gold-bearing ore in an old mine at Warrens. Tho discovery was made by Prank Martin. Marvin Squibb has been honorably discharged from the army and ha* re turned to hie home here. 1980 officers and men, comprising the 116th engineer regiment and headqupi fers motor battalion, headquarters bore battalion, headquarters medical de tachment, and companies A, B, C, and D of the M6fh ammunition train. Company I 1 oc seen fourteen months' overseas service. Before departure for France, the Second Idaho regiment, of which Company B was a> member, was merged with the 116th U. S. engineers, and has since been identified with that organization, • FARM BUREAU MEETS FAVOR. Farmers Urge Commissioners to Ap propriété Money. The Orangeville local of the Idaho County Farm bureau was organized Monday at a meeting held in the Odd Fellows' hall.* A number of farmers were present to listen (o Lt. K. K. Qrou inger, representing tho U. 8. department of agriculture and the University of Idaho. Lieutenant Groninger explained the workings of the farm bureau. Officers of the local were elected as follows: President—George A. Cowgill. Vice President'— G. F. Schleier. Secretary— J. B. Carter. The. following resolution was adopt ed: Whereas, the entire group of farmers present at this meeting arc in favor of the farm bureau and county agent work therefore, Be it resolved, That wo urge the county commissioners of Idaho county to make the necessary appropriation to support a county agent for Idaho county in cooperation with the U. 8. department of agriculture and the state of Idaho agricultural extension depart ment. GEORGE A. OOWOILL, J. B. CARTER, G. F. SCHLEIER, Committee. An enthusiastic meeting was held Tuesday at Harpster, when a resolu tion was adopted urging the commis sioners to make the necessary appro priation for tho farm bureau work. Meeti'i-js, at which Lieutenant Groninger will be present, have been scheduled as follows: Greenereek, Monday, March 3, 1:30. Ferdiinud, Tuesday, March 4, 1:30. Westlal o, Wednesday, March 5, 1:30. Keuterville, Thursday, March 6, 1:30. Cottonwood, Friday, March 7, 1:30. Penn, Monday, March 10, 1:30. Lake, Tuesday, March 11, 1:30, Wlhifobird, Wednesday, March 12. U. S. REVENUE MAN COMING. Will Be Here to Confer With Public On Revenue Tax. h. 6 . V vill arrive in Orangeville ou Sunday and ,wi]I be located at the court .house, where he can be con sulted without charge. Collector W. C. Whaley, is sending one of his deputies to Orangeville solely to help people in this vicinity determine their individual liability and to comply wth the law's requirements os to 1918 incomes. His office hours will bo from 9 a. m. to 12 m. and from l p. m. to 6 p. m., each day and he will remain in towu until the close of business on Tues day. Rt venue collector J. Y.