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Grangeville Police Chief Resigns on Demand of Mayor
IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS WITH WHICH IS CONSOLIDATED THE GRANGEVILLE GLOBE VOL. 38, NO. 40. $1.60 THE YEAR GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, FEB. 15,1923 F, Bureau Will Finance Work of Grayson Until Idaho County Commissioners Meet Board Refuses to Hold Spe cial Session to Act on Petitions for Agriculturist County Agent Carl M. Grayson will remain as arglcultural agent in Idaho countv, at least until April, in spite of the failure of the board of coun ty commissioners, at its January ses sion. to 1 appropriate money for sup port of the county agent work, Mr. Grayson was to have closed his work February 15. Idaho County Farm Bureau, at a meeting Wednesday, decided to finance the county agent work until the April meeting of the board of county com missioners, when the lioard will be asked to appropriate money to con tinue the agricultural work. County Agent Grayson has agreed to remain in Grangeville until the meeting of the board. No Special Session. The lioard of county commissioners this week refused to act favorably on petitions that had been circulated and ■'freely signed, asking that a special meeting of the board be called not later than February 15. for the pur pose of acting on petitions request ing the board to retain the county agent N. B. Pettihone, chairman of the board, says the commissioners decid ed against calling a special session; in order that persons opposed to the county agent work might be given op portunity to present their side of the case. While Chairman Pettihone did not declare that the board would çorsider the county agent matter at its Anrli session, it is believed the subject will he taken up at the next regular meet ing of the boaitl. Bitter Fight Is On Tho county agent fight has become spirited. Petitions for and against the agent are being circulated in ell parts of Idaho county, and both peti tions hear many signatures. UNIQUE COSTUMES AT MASQUERADE BALL St Valentine's masquerade hail, giv en liy the Royal Neighbors, in Dream land hall, Wednesday night proved a pleasing social event. Many unique costumes were in evidence. Miss Elizabeth Parker and Roy Kiu ma won flr.it prizes. Miss Parker was dressed as a ballet dancer, while Mr. Kinma was clad in a Scottish kiltie costume. Character prizes went to Harry Jacobson, as Charlie Chaplin,'and to Mrs. Hu Stolleto, as Sis Hopkins. " J. Soltman. dressed in woman's attire, was much admired "hy his danc partners. One man, in particular, danced three numbers with Mr. Soit ®an and ardently made love to him. rae man was deeply chagrined, when Mr. Soltman unmasked, and disclosed *° hls admirer that he was not the Petite ma idem he pretended to be. Emil Von Berge was dressed as a hear and growled at everyone who ap proached him. Mrs. I.ettie Wilson and Mrs. Wil liam Stilwell were attired in _ _ paper mstumes made from the Idaho Coun ty Free Press. BILL PASSES SENATE Primary advocates won a victory in ,state senate, at Boise, Wecffies "ay. When, by a vote of 24 to 20, the passed House Dill No. 40, the Publican direct primary measure, 1,1 sent it to Governor Moore for his ««nature. 1)1 which to Tlie governor has ten days approve or veto the bill, vietony was made possible primary elements in the Democratic and Progrès* . tori'es represented in the senate h„, ned, just as they did In '"use, to stand behind the hill. Pol IJ™* I'emocrat, was the only mem (hi k! * lls P art - V w 'h° voted against and Huffman the only Pro iBSMve member to register a nega The balance of negative was made up of those cast by «•nventlon Republican* senator Jones of Idaho county vot *" f °r the bill Tin when the "epuMlean, ni the an vntp. Just What He Needs TWiÇ'LL FATTEM Ml PA upI 1 W'* * . W ) *SMSk iU' \\ X ^ \ * V *3? s? Si \1 M 3 ! ^? > VC£TIN6'|| I / V / % V v W 1 »m X. * * A, A' SLS X Twit r fib TdÄVTBÄ SR.CVKÄ - rrraa POLICE CHEF Oll 000ZE CHARGE Nine Defendants Named byi Federal Grand Jury on Six Counts Boit». —Federal grand jury indict ments charging conspiracy to violate the federal prohibition laws were re turned Monday against: James D. Agnew. sheriff of Ada county. Sylvester Kinney, deputy sheriff of Ada county. Uenry R. Griffith, . Boise chief of police. Ed Hill, Boise city detective. H. Goodfriend, Boise physician. Cari E. Sorenson, rooming house manager. Edith Sorenson, rooming house man ager. Ed Kemp, rancher. Ed Ward, rooming house manager. The indictment contains the follow ing six counts in which all the de fendants are jointly charged: No. 1 chaiges all conspired together in the possession for sale for hever of certain intoxicating age purposes liquor commonly known as "moon shine whiskey." , Nk>. 2 charges all conspired to en in the business of spiling at gage retail and wholesale certain intoxica ting liquors. No. 3 charges all wilfully manu factured certain intoxicating liquors for beve^gige purposes. No. 4 charges all defendants had in 'theifci possession and' cus<t>dy a certain 'still and distilling apparatus without having registered the same with the internal revenue collector for Idaho. No. 5 charges all carried on the business of a distiller without having given the bond required by law with intent to defraud the United States of the tax on the "spirits distilled by them. No. 6 charges all defendants did willfully and unlawfully "make and ferment In a building and on prem ises other than a distillery, duly au thorized according to law, 500 gallons of mash, wort and wash, fit for dis tillation and designed and intended for the production of spirits and alchohoL" Sheriff Agnew, Chief Griffith and H, Goodfriend were releasisi under $2500 bonds a short time after their Hill the Sorensons, Kemp arrest and Kinney were released under $1500 bonds. Ed Ward was still In the county jail late Monday night because of failure to furnish his $1500 bond.— Sheriff Agnew formerly resided at Kooskia and is well known to many residents of that part of Idaho county. DAIRY COWS SOLD Sale of difiry cows at public auc tion. in Grangeville. last Saturday, by Auctioneer Harry C. Cranke, brought spirited bidding. The cows averaged $95 a head. Mrs. Sol Clark paid the highest price. $150. for a cow. Cows were bought hy Thomas Heath, Bert Decker. George Fenn.. Sid King. W. 0 Potter. C. S.. Irwin. George Kar rens. two; Mrs. Sol Clark, three; Frank Gregg, George Byers, George Behean. Prince Johnston. Earl Mul hall. Ralph Haskin, John Eimers and A. N. Dyer. SENATE MEMORIAL FOR N.-S. RAILROAD A memorial introduced in the state senate at Boise, by Senator 51. A. Means, of Nez Perce county, will put the state of Idaho behind the move ment to secure the construction of the north and soutli railroad from Homestead, Ore., a point on the Snake river fifty miles below Hunting ton, to Lewiston, where connection will lie made with the present Union Pacific system. The memorial contains data which shows the proposed construction will shorten tlie route lietween soutli and north Idaho points liy 184 miles, will open the markets of north Idaho to the products from the south Idahc farms, will bring 'about the develop ment of vast mineral and cement and other deposits along Snake river and will bring the people of the two sec tions of the state into such a close business relationship that much to ward state development and state co operation will result The memorial has been referred to the state affairs committee, and will be reported out within the next few days. Sentiment expressed by mem* hers of the legislature indicates keen interest in the proposed development and it is not anticipated that any op GRAZING FEES ON NATIONAL FOREST The secretary of ariculture has au thorized tlie forest service to collect ail grazing foes in full before the open ing date of the grazing season ex cept for seasons for eight months or longer, the local forest office announ ces Tlie regulation requiring payment thirty days in advance of the open : ing date of the grazing season has been waived this year. Grazing fees for seasons of eight months or longer may lie paid in two Installments, the first half iiefore the stock enters the forest, and the sec ond half on December 1. Fees of $10 or less will be collected in full- As is customary, no stock will be per mitted to enfer the forest until the fees.have Ken paid. COTTONWOOD BAND IN PUBLIC CONCERT Newly-organized Cottonwood hand, led hy Prof. G .F. Moll, superinten dent of the Cottonwood school, gave Its first public concert in I. O. O. F. hall. Cottonwood, this week, hand comprises twenty-two pieces. Following the concert, a dance and basket supper were enjoyed. The TO RAPID RIVER MINE George Hnrtwlg. of Salem, Ore., has been in Grangeville this week, en ronte to property of Hartwig Alin ing company, on Rapid river, near Pollock, where Mr. Hartwig expect« to spend several weeks doing assess ment work Besides Mr. Hartwig, a number of Tipton. la., men are inter* ested in the property. WOMAN FOUND INSANE Mrs. Eva Wagner, of Ferdinand, was adjudged insane at a hearing be fore Probate Judge W. L. Campbell. Tuesday, and was ordered committed to the state asylum at Oroflno. PROCTOR BAKERY IS NOW IN NEW HANDS E. S. Decker, of Rogersburg, Wn., on Monday took possession of the bakery and grocery for nine and a hall years operated by L. R. Proctor. Mr. Proctor, two weeks ago, sold the business to Mr. Decker, who former ly operated a general store at Rogers luirg. Mr. and Mrs. Proctor and dau ghter will leave soon for Lewiston, to spend several weeks, and then will go trr the coast to visit relatives. In the meantime. Mr. Proctor will seek a new location, but may decide to re Mr. and Mrs Colvin turn to Grangeville. Decker are residing in the house. POSTOFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT RICE CREEK Fourth class postofflee has been opened at Rice Creek, on Salmon river, with Edwin L. Lancaster postmaster. The office is in the Lancaster resi dence. Thrice-a-week mall service has, been established between Cottonwood and the new office. The Rice Creek postoffice was discontinued several years ago. REVENUE MAN TO BE IN GRANGEVILLE Charles N. Bearley, deputy U. 8. in ternal revenue collector, will be at the courthouse, Grangeville, February 26 and 27. from 8 :30 a. m. to 8 p. m., each day, for the purpose of confer ring with taxpayers and assisting them in making their income tax returns for 1922. An income tax return must be filed hy every citizen of the United States whether residing at home or abroad, and every person residing in the Unit ed States, and not a citizen thereof, whose gross income for 1922 amount ed to $5000. or whose net income amounted to $1000. if single, or if married and not living with husband or wife, or $2,000 If married and living with husband or wife on Dee. If the eombined income of band, wife and minor children equall ed $2000, or if the combined rgoss income of husband, wife and minor children equalled $5000. A single person having a gross In come of $5000 must file a return. 8L DOME DULL IN FARM AGENT WORK, PLAN OF HOUSE BILL Removal of the appointment of county agricultural agents from the university extension division is the purpose of a bill introduced in the house of representatives at Boise by Line, of Bingham county. Tlie ap I »ointment of home demonstration agents in counties is also covered In the hill. Tlie purpose of the bill is to place the county agent work and home demonstration work more on a "home rule" basis, according to Mr. Line. The Dill also provides a means whereby (lie people of a county can discontinue the work by an election. To start the work under the pro posed new law a petition signed by not less than 25 percent of the elec tors of a county voting hi the last general election for governor, shall CREA HANDS IN HIS STAR Bullet Penetrates Man's Leg When Gun Is Discharged in Midnight Scuffle . I I ! ! On demand of Mayor Wilbur L. Campbell, J. B Créa, for almost four years chief of police in Grangeville, resigned Thursday night. The chief turned in his star at 5:30, immed iately after he received a note from the mayor, calling for his resignation. R. 0. Wilson was at once appointed police chief to Créa, Resignation of Créa follow-1 ed the shooting of Carl Florin, local machinist, in a midnight scuffle with the officer at the head of the stairway leading to Dreamland hall, during a dance, Wednesday night. Shot Through Thigh. Florin was shot In the left thigh, the bullet penetrating the muscle, and then piercing the wall of the old Knights of Pythias clubroom .Florin's condition Is not regarded as critical. Florin, dressed as a Mexican torea dor for the masquerade ball given by the Royal Neighbors* was declared by Officer Créa to have been intoxicated. He left the dance hall shortly before midnight* and went do the Smoke House, where lie bought a package of cigarets. On his return to the hall, he was halted by Officer Créa at the head of the stairway. The officer ar rested Florin, on a charge of intoxl cation. Florin objected to being ar rested, and It is said, resisted efforts of the officer to take him to Jail. Créa then pulled his revolver, and struck Florin on the head with the weapon, inflicting gashes on the scalp. Stories of what happened after this are con flicting. Créa, however, states, that Florin grabbed the barrel of the gun. while Créa held to the stock. Florin, Créa assorts, pulled the barrel of the weapon, and it was discharged, the bullet entering his leg. Takes Florin to Jail Presumably not knowing that Flor in had been shot, he was taken to the city jail, where, afterward, he discovered that he was wounded, and called for a doctor. Dr. B. Chipman responded and had Florin removed to his room in the A. & F. block, where his wounds were dressed, and where he is now confined. When the dhootiug occurred, the dance hall was full of merrymakers, who knew not what was transpiring in the hallway just outside the door. After the shooting, the dance broke up. Following discussion of the shoot ing, Thursday, the mayor, at the re quest ( f tlie city council, called for the resignation Mayer Campbell explained that, in asking the officer to turn in his star, he did not uphold Florin for his ac tion, nor was he reprimanding the chief for arresting Florin. The may' or did object, however, to the officer flashing a gun in a crowded public place, such fis the dance hall, and it was for this action, alone, that Créa was asked to resign. Councilman Bonstrom explained to tlie Free Press that he took the ini tiative in the matter, Thursday. He county farm bureau federation, be presented to the board of county commissioners, are then required to act jointly with the county farm bureau federation in the appointment of a county''agent or home demonstration agent Lists of names from which to ap point the agent shall lie furnished hy the University of Idaho, but the board iq not bound to accept any of the uames on the list. Requirements for appointment are that the appointee shall be a graduate of a recognized college In the work to which he is appointed. The bill further provides that all extension work to lie carried on in the counties by specialists of the Uni versity of Idaho shall lie under the di rection of tho county commissioners and the executive committee of the The commissioners Interviewed all members of the coun cil, and the councilmcn unanimously agreed to request the mayor to call for Crea's resignation. Créa Gets No Hearing. Orea, following his resignation, I Thursday night, declared he did not regret losing the Job as police chief, but that he felt he had not been given a square deal by either the mayor or the council, for he was asked to re sign;' without having iieen ■ given a hearing. * Créa asserted he had a «copied tlie job as police chief qjily with the under standing that the mayor and council would uphold him in any action he might be required to take, and, accord ing to Créa, he was discharged with out having been given an opportunity to explain his action to tho mayor or council. INJUN IN JAIL FOR POSSESSING BOOZE Slmon Smith. Indian baseball play er, of Kooskia* is serving a term of thirty days in, the Idaho county jail, for possession of intoxicating 11* qnor. Smith was taken before Judge Scales, at Lewiston, Wednesday, to piCad guilty and receive sentence. In addition to tho Jail term. the court ordered Smith to pay a fine of $50. PIONEER TRAIL BLAZER IIS DEAD Andy J. Beckelheimer Dies of Pneumonia—In West Since Early 70s Andrew J. Beckelheimer, a pioneer of the cattle country of the west, trail blazer, oowtKiy, mail contractor, stage driver and freighter, died Wednesday morning In Grangeville. Death was due to pneumonia, from which he suf fered for two weeks. Everyone along the Grangevllle Whitebird road knew Andy Beckel heimer, the 68-year-old freighter for the Salmon Rver Stores company, at Whitebird. For all he had a cheery how-do-you-do, as he passed them on the highway, while driving his slow freight-laden wagon from Grangevlle to Salmon river, or on the return. No matter how bitter the cold, or how adverse the circumstances under which he was working. Andy had a cheerful word for everyone. Born in Missouri. Born in Missouri, In 1854, Mr. Beckelheimer removed to Walla Wal la. Wn., in the early 70s. He went from Walla Walla to Union county, Ore., where he was for many years employed by John Nodiner, a big stockman. Mr. Beckelheimer was afterward for a number of years, engaged in stock raising in Wallowa county. Ore. He blazed the early trails on the Snake and Salmon river mountains. Twice he ifiade trips by team across the plains from Wallowa county to Kan sas. He came to Idaho county about 1906, and for several years carried the U. S. mall lietween Whlteolrd and the Joseph country. For the last two years, he freighted for the Sal mon River Stores company. Sister Dead Seven Years Mr. Beckelheimer never married. Before he died, he advised persons at his bedside that he had n sister at Burns. Ore., and that he wished her advised of his illness. A telegram was sent to the address, but a reply stat ed the sister had been dead seven years. He leaves anephew and niece in Oregon.