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No Candidate for Mayor of the City of Grangeville
IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF GRANGEVILLE AND IDAHO COUNTY VOL. 33, NO. 47 $1.50 THE YEAR GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO. THURSDAY. APRIL 10, 1919 ill TROPHIES ARE TO BE SHOWN IN VICTORY LOAN »FECIAL WILL BE HERE ON MORNING OF APRIL 22 ARRIVE AT 4; DEPART, 8;30 [ Train Will Visit Cottonwood and Fer dinand—Interesting Exhibits from Battlefield ■ The victory loan war exhibits special I train, touring the northwest, will visit Orangeville on the manning of Tuesday, April 22, arriving at 4 o 'clock and de parting at 8:30. The cars will be open at 7:30. The train, which is being op erated to stimulate interest in the forth coming fifth or Victory war loan, will carry interesting trophies from the bat tlefields of Fanes. I Soldiers as well as speakers will I accompany the special and it is also ■ planned to carry singers to lead in I patriotic songs at tho meetings. I special train starts in south Idaho on I April 12, and will reach the north aboul a week later. Scheduled stops for central Idaho are: Monday, April 21 Leave Moscow 9:30, arrive Joseph 11:15. Leave Joseph 11:30 p. in., arrive at The Grangeville 4 a. m. Tuesday, April 22 Leave Grangeville 8:30 a. in., arrive Cottonwood, 9:15. Leave Cottonwood 10:00, arrive Fer dinand 10:30. Leave Ferdinand *10:45, arrive Vol Imer 11:10. Leave Vollmer 12:00 noon, arrive Reubens 12:30. Leave Reubens 12:45 p. in., arrive Culdesac 1:45. Leave Culdesac 2:10 p. in., arrive Jos eph 2:40. Leave Joseph 3:00 p. m., arrive Oro Ino 4:30. Leave Oroflno 5:30 p. m., arrive Lew iston 7:30. H. A. MOREHOUSE FOUND DEAD Woodchopper Succumbs in Cabin South of Grangeville * H. A. Moorehoqse, 67 years old, a woodchopper, was found dead in bis cabin at the Lem Neal place, on the mountain south of Grangeville, Tues day. Mr. Morehouse had been ailing for some time. On Tuesday, when a neighbor stopped at his place, lie was found to be ailing. The neighbor left to summon a physician, and when he rc tnrned, Mr. Morehouse was dead. Born in Ohio, Mr. Morehouse had rc sided on Camas Prairie for twenty-five years. He had worked for Mr. Neal a number of years. He had no knovyn relatives. The funeral was set for 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Hancock un tiertaking parlors in Orangeville, Rev. G. the Burial O. Oliver officiating, be in Prairie View* cemetery. will give easier cantata Noter ai ninent to Take Place in High School Auditorium An Easter cantata, ''The Resurrec ** on Rope," will be given in the high Wheel auditorium the evening of Easier Sunday, under the direction of Mrs. A. M. Baker. Forty singers arc *° * a ke part in the entertainment, which »ill be a community affair. The sing er a have been selected from the various church choirs of the city. Mrs. Baker will be assisted by Mrs. * M. Gian ville, piano. M,rs. Chester Arnold, , organ, and by an orchestra mi der the leadership of Professor Run fing. Mrs. J. J. Pulse has charge of decorations. Complete program of the cantata will Enounced later. ^Rights of pythias ball Annual Knights of Pythias after Easter hall will he an event*' of the e ' en 'ug of Monday, April 21, Dream la nd hall. When Many Fell? 200 OF IDAHO COUNTY MAN'S REGIMENT KEELED IN SINGLE ATTACK Was it his red hair that saved his life, while 200 of his comrades killed in a single attack by the Ger mans' This is the question that Wil liam Hamilton, an Idaho county soldier, who before he entered the army resided on Joseph Plains, has been trying to answer, ever since that never-to-be-for gotten day when his regiment was the victim of a surprise attack French front by a crack regiment of picked Prussian Guards. Men were dy ing in front of him and behind him and wore on the at both sides of him, but "Bill" Ham ilton, with hair as red as fire, didn't suffer a scratch. Hamilton landed on American soil on February 22, after having spent four teen months in France, and 110 days of that time in the front line trenches. He was in Grangeville this week. Hamilton had many thrilling exper iences on the battle front but the one he will never forget took place during the battle of Sechprey. ''It was between 2 and 4 o'clock in the morning,'» related Hamilton, ''and we were in our trenches, holding the line, but not expecting an attack, for the Germans were not accustomed to attacks on this part of the front. It was on the Aisne sector, near Toul. Sud denly a barrage fire 'was begun by the Germans and this was followed by a surprise attack by a picked regiment of Prussian guards. Since we were not anticipating the attack, we were not well supplied with artillery ammunition. After a short time we ran out of am munition, and we re forced to fall back, yielding the front line trenches to the Germans. ''However, about 10 o'clock that morning, we were able to counter at tack, and by fierce fighting we drove the Germans back, recapturing our first line trenches, and entering theii front trenches. We then fell back to our old front-line positions. Out of the German regiment of 2000, only 150 or 200 men were left. attack. The German dead were piled in great heaps on the battleground." We lost 200 killed in the The American- soldiers were eager for ' ' Dis souvenirs, declared Hamilton, carded German equipment was to be "Hel ftnind everywhere," he said, mets were frequently seen. I remem ber at' one time a soldier attempted to pick up what appeared to be a discarded German helmet. It was a helmet, »II right, but it had been planted by the Germans, who knew the eagerness of Americans for souvenirs. Under tho helmet had been placed a wine. The soldier who picked up the Helmet there by caused the discharge of the mine, and the poor trooper was blown to After that, the commanding atoms. officer issued an order forbidding Ameri > >» can soldiers to pick up 'souvenirs. GIVE NO BOUNTY ON GOPHERS Squirrels and Pralpe Dogs Also Are Off State List James C. Graves, local predatory ani mal inspector has received advices from Aiiles Cannon, commissioner of agricul ture, at Boise, to the effect that the state no longer pays bounty on prairie pocket gophers, gray gophers, ground squirrels and prairie dogs. The sec tion of the law* authorizing bounty on these animals was repealed by the last Many tails of these ani or legislature, mais are being received in Boise, with Mr. Graves is requests for bounty, asked to give publicity to the change in the law. HALWEY-DOWNER NUPTIALS Miss Alice Hawley of Cottonwood and Raymond Downer, also of Cotton wood, were married Friday evening of last week in the home of the bride groom 's brother, George 8. Downer, in Grangeville. The ceremony was perform ed by the Rev. G. O. Oliver, pastor of the Federated church, couple will remove to Montana in the spring. The young HERE FROM WHITEBIRD J. C. DaUbenspeck and family, who sided near Whitebird, have removed -to Grangeville and will make their home here. re DISTRICT COURT CASES SET CRIMINAL ACTIONS DISMISSED ON STATE'S REQUEST DIVORCES GRANTED M'CAffEE SAYS NOT GUILTY Will Come to Trial April 21 on the Charge of Assault With Intent to Commit Murder The April term of the district court for. Idaho county convened in Orange ville Monday morning, Judge Wallace N. Seales presiding. Action on criminal cases has been taken as follows: State vs. Caleb Smith, continued for term. State vs. James Oliver, continued for term, complaining witness Itfing in the unitary service and unavailable. State vs. Dollio Olinger, dismissed. State v.s Monte Jewell, dismissed. State vs. Clarke McGaffee, assault with intent to commit murder, plea of not guilty entered, and set for hearing April 21. State vs. J. D. Chase, grand larceny, plea of not guilty entered, and set for hearing April 23. State vs. John W. Bates, assault with intent to commit murder, set for hear ing April 22. * Divorce was granted to Lamona R. Brust from Leo Brust. Divorce was granted Nell E. Scheel from August Scheel. The court appointed a committee con sisting of AHys. F. E. Fogg, A. S. Hardy and M. R. Hattabaugh to pre pare resolutions of respect for L. Vine yard, deceased, long a member of the Idaho county bar. VETERINARIAN LOCATES HERE ! • • Dr E. J. Sorenson, Out of Array, Is Now in Grangeville Dr. E. J. Sorenson, veterinary sur geon and deptist, has located • in Grangeville, with offices at George4 Smith's livery barn. Dr. Sorenson late- j ly was discharged from the U S. army. ( He was camp veterinarian at Spartans- ; burg, S. C., while in the service. Pre- j vious to entering the army, Dr. Soren- j was located in Minnesota. I — j son MARRIAGE ! BROYLES - WILSON Ceremony Takes Place in Parsonage of Federated Church Miss Leona B. Broyles and Earl Wil both of Grangeville, were mar; son, ried Wednesday night in tre parsonage of the Federated church, the Rev. 6. O. Oliver officiating. INDORSES FARM BUREAU The Grangeville Commercial club, at its meeting Wednesday noon, passed a resolution indorsing the Idaho county farm bureau. MGS IS SCHEDULED FOR ADDRESS BEFORE IDAHO COUNTV FARM BUREAU E. J. Ridings, dean of the college of agriculture, university of scheduled to deliver a speech before the members of the Idaho county farm bu reau, at a meeting to bo held in Grange ville Saturday, and it is probable that an evening meeting, at which Dean Id dings will speak, will also be arranged*. George A. Cowgill, prominent in the farm bureau, has received word that Dean Iddings has planned to be in Grangeville. Annual meeting of the farm bureau will be held here Satuday," whett mem bers will decide upon a county program of work' to bo taken up during the pre sent year. Election of executive board Idaho, is '"/SZ, Once Lost Hop » DELMAR HOCKERSMITH IS RES CUED, AFTER HE DECIDED ALL WAS OFF » To have been aboard the ill-fated Tuscan ia, to have for a time given up all hope of reaching shore alive, and then to have been rescued from a lit tle bout rocking in a rough and stormy sea, is the unusual experience of Del mar Hockersmith, who is in Grange ville visiting his uncle, Frank Hacker smith, The young man is a son of Wes Hockersmith of Cottonwood, and lately was discharged frm the army. He serv ed in the aero cojjis in France. ' ' We left New York on the Tus eauia on Ja.u 24, 1918," said Mr. Hockersmith in describing his exper ience. * ' Everything went well with us until about 5 o »clock in the evening of February 5, when our ship was torpedoed by a German submarine. '•When the vessel was struck, I was two decks below the main deck waiting for supper. I rushed cut to forecastle, and when I got up the lifeboat to which I had been assigned when wo started on the trip was gone. I knew not what to do, but was not panicky. 1 sat there calmly and smoked, feeling that, my time had come, for I knew not how I was to escape. The boat had listed 45 degrees. There was not much excitement on board. ''We were between Ireland and Scot land. That afternoon wo had sighted an island off the coast of Scotland. ''I sat around for an hour and a half, until I perceived a lifeboat- half full of men. , It was in the water. I swung down into the water and some way managed to get into the boat. We were two hours at sea, drifting on account of the storm and wind, which made rowing impossible. At the end of two hours we were picked up by a patrol boat and (aken to Larne, Ire. ''Of the 2100 men on board the Tus cania, 210 were lost." Mr. Hockersmith didn't know Wil liam I. Droogs of Mount Idaho, who lost his life with the sinking of the Tus cania. NOW FEDERAL RESERVE BANK Camas Prairie Bank Is Admitted to U. S. System ^ B ^ n&] and sta(e ar<> m „ ml)Crs The" Bank of Camas. Prairie has just received advices that it has been ad mitted to the federal reserve system, WHO WROTE THIS CHECK? The Free Press is in receipt of a check for $1.59 drawn on the First; National bank of Gangeville, but with no signa ture attached. The cheek was enclosed iu an envelope posted at Dixie, Idaho. If the maker of the check will send to the Free Press a signed chock, the office will be glad to credit his account in tre amount specified. ENTERTAIN SOLDIERS The first Aid girls entertained the re turned soldiers and sailors Friday even ing of last week at a banquet in the Odd Fellows' hall. A musical program was enjoyed, after which a dance in honor of the boys was held in Dream land hall. members for 1919 will take place, a bud get will be made out, and a conference will be held with the board of county commissioners. The meeting will be an all-day affair and an interesting program is pyomis ed. Following is the personnel of the pro gram committee: George A. Cowgill, chairman, Lake; George Bcntz, Whitebird; Howard Mc Kinley, Cottonwood; Adolph Hinkle man, Winona; Sam Hosig, Kooskia. The nominating committee consists of James Surringc, chairman, Harpster; Joe McDonald, Fean; Diojs Haskins, Orangeville; Adolph Schroeder, Keu terville; J. L. Stewart, Lake. FISH WARDEN FISHER FOR FISH HATCHERY TO AID FISHERMEN <$> . V*' * Establishment of a fish hatch ery near Grangeville jg urged <?> by Don C. Pishcr, deputy state <$> fish and game warden. Sir. Fish 'S» er' believes that a suitable loea <$> tion for a hatchery can easily S> be procured here, and the place S> would prove especially desirable *$> from which to distribute game <S> fish to the streams of central <?■ Idaho. He asks the cooperation of local sportsmen in asking the state game department to establish a hatchery at Grange s' ville. S> S> S> S« BASEBALL ASSURED EOR GRANCEVILLE'S FANS ORGANIZATION EFFECTED AT MEETING HELD SUDNAY —GET THE DOUGH Grangeville will have a bkseball team this summer. This decision was reach ed at a meeting of baseball enthusiasts held Sunday in Dreamland hall. Hub Wood was elected manager, Ed Abram son, secretary-treasurer, Don Fisher, Gib Eimers and Dutch Rabat, executive committee. The committee this week solicited business and received liberal finan cial support for the season. Practice will start äs soon as weather permits, and it is urged that all baseball play ers, old and young, enter into the try outs. Playing will start on the school grounds, and it is hoped to later have tho city baseball grounds in shape for .games. Games arc to be played with Kooskia, Cottonwood, Kamiah, Nezperce, Ilo, Reubens and other towns. Th# Grange ville team w*ill consist purely of local men. There will be no salaried play ers. An inventory of baseball equipment is being taken. It is requested by the committee that all men possessing uni forms or other, baseball goods tho prop erty of the city turn the equipment to the Eimers hardware store for use of tho new team. MEETING OF S. U. B. CLUB Candidates Are Put Through Mysteries of Order 'l'he S. Ü. B. club met last Saturday evening in tho home of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Chiene. Mrs. Lends, Miss Lewis, Mrs. F. Batty and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Baker were initiated into membership. Members appeared in costume as fol lows: M.rs. J. A. Brown, witch of Zenda. Mrs. Bert BaKter, Bridget. Miss Hupp, Chinese woman. Miss Axelson, bashful Swedish girl. Dr. P. J. Powell, bolshevik. Miss Hines, would he society belle. Mrs. Batty, vampire. Mrs. Lewis, Lady Duff Gordon. Miss Lewis, Mary Pickford. Miss McCall. Irish girl. Mrs. Chiene, Polly Prim. Bert Baker, Charlie Chaplin. Arthur Bickncll, waitress. Victor Peterson, Ye olde type '49er. B. Auger, farmer. Mr. Chiene, preacher, A taffy pull was enjoyed and dancing was a feature of the evening. DEATH TAKES WILLIAM PICK Succumbs to Paralysis in Son's Home at Canfield WJlliam Fick, 72 years old, died Sat urday morning in the home of his son, Ed Fick, at Canfiell. Death was caused by paralysis. Funeral services were hold Sunday in the sehoolhouse at Canfield. Burial was at Canfield. A. J. Maugg of Grangeville furnished the funeral. J FRAY BUYS MULHALL FARM Purcrase Price for Real Estate Is $36 000 Earl Mulhall this week sold his ranch of more than 400 acres, northwest of Grangeville, to Albert Fray, for approx imtacly $35,000. The deal was made through the agency of L. M. Harris Possession will not be given for sev eral months. FILE FIVE OLD MEMBERS OF CITY AD MINISTRATION SEEK REELECTION CONTEST IN WARD NO. 3 M. H. Bauteil, A. R. Wiley and A. O. Ri utcel off Ticket— O. T. Lingo New Man In Ward 2 Grangeville is without a candidate for mayor at tbo city election, which takes place April 22. Mayor Edraundkbn has refused to be a candidate for reelec tion, and, although the time fur filing nominations with the city clerk clones Saturday night, no nomination for the mayoralty has been filed. No candidate for city clerk has ap peared. H. Taylor, present city clerk, was non-committal wl^en adked whether ho would run. Harold Harris is men tioned as a possible candidate for this office. A contest for councilman from the third ward is promised. Three nomina tions have been filed from that ward, and two councilman are to be elected. Nominations on the citizens' ticket, are A. R. Wiley and A. C. Rintcel, pres ent councilman from tho third ward. The. nomination of M. H. Baulch has been filed as art independent. Prop; tho second ward, nominations of George D. Smith, present council man, and O. T. iLingo, are on file. M. R. Hattabaugh, present councilman from this ward, refused to run. From the first ward, A. N. Dyer and C. C. Call, incumbents, have been nomi nated. Polling places are: Ward 1, Dream land hall; ward 2, old school building; ward 3, Grabski building, west of bak ery. I HELP NEEDED AT BALL PARK Boys Want Volunteers to Assist in Put ting Diamond In Shape Everybody pitch in and help put the Grangeville baseball pqr-k in shape for games, is tho idea of the local base ball committee. Much work needs to bo done, in the way of leveling tjie grounds and erecting a grandstand, and the committee, without adequate funds to complete this work, expects to soon issue an appeal for donations—not dona tions of money, but of labor—to put the grounds in shape, so the Grangeville ball club will'Have a suitable place for playing. Much objection is heard against the school grounds as a place for playing ball. One of the chief objections is tho ifficulty eueuntcred in collections for admissions from spectators of the games, ft is almost impossible to check up on everyone who attends, though hat checks are used to determine those from whom (he admission fee has been re ceived. Men and teams are wanted by the ball club to aid iu -placing tho grounds in shape. Scrapers, spades, shovels and d hammers, and men to operate, them will he most welcome, the boys assert, and they arft soon to announce a day when everyone interested in baseball will I* expected to pitch in and help the cause, along. A grandstand is to be erected, it is hoped, and the park needs fencing. The boys believe they can count on a large t army of local volunteers f,r a day's work each, when tho dirt starts to fly. PROFESSOR ADKISON HEBE Norman B. Adkison, son of Mrs. John K. Adkison, and acting president of the Idaho Technical institute at Pocatello, was in Orangeville Sunday visiting his mother. Ho was on his way home from Spokane, where ho attended «, teacher's meeting. While here Mr. Adkison re ceived by wifc* notification of his ap pointaient by Governor Davis as a mem- , ber of the recently authorized state tuberculosis commission. The appoint ment is for three years, and tie wofk , including tuberculosis carries much responsibility that of establishing two sanitoriums in Idaho.