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VOLUME 25. NUMBER 39.
COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 1917. $1.50 A YEAR. LOCAL ITEMS OF INTEREST In and Around Cottonwood and Camas Prairie. business trip E. E. Hale made to Moscow last week. Mr. and Mrs; H. C. Young of Nez peree are visiting relatives in Cotton wood. A large crowd will attend the Re bekah ball in Odd Fellows hall here tonight. See "The Old Homestead" at the Orpheum next Wednesday afternoon and evening. Vern Newell left Wednesday for Spokane where he will enter the Blair business college. Theo. Schaecher made another trip to Spokane this week in his auto, leaving yesterday. Don't forget the first lyceum num ber at Cottonwood — the Means-Aud erson trio—on Oct. 17. John M. Jack, of the big farmers of the Greencreek country, was in town Wednesday on business. John Meyer has just completed a concrete cellar at his elegant home near the Catholic chureh. Mrs. J. P. Harriman of Grange ville, is here visiting her sister, Mrs. A. B. Rooke, at the Rooke Hotel. Dr. Salsberg, the Lewiston eye spe cialist, writes that he will be in Cot tonwood on Oct. 11th. See his ad next week. The K. ofC. will give their 4th annual ball in the K. of C. hall Fridays evening, Oet. 12th. Look out for posters. V. M. Duman and family' of Akron, Col., arrived last week with a car of household goods, etc., and expect to locate on Camas Prairie near Cotton wood. T. B. Mosso, who electrically equip ped the Cottonwood Milling and Ele vator Co. building, left the last of the week for Missoula to do some similar work. Dr. Orr made a quick professional trip to Moscow in his car, leaving yesterday morning and returning this evening. His wife and little son companied him. companied Max Rader left this morning for Spokane, where he will undergo an operation for a chronic trouble. Dr, Shinnick went with him and will have charge of the case. S. R. Butler, the jeweler, lost one of his auto-wheel chains somewhere in town Saturday night. The finder asked to please return it to the owner and receive reward. Postmaster Nash is enlarging the postolfiee room by' removing a parti tion, and is otherwise .improving it by repapering and painting the entire in side of the building. The K. of P. lodge will give a ball some time next month, the proceeds to go for the benefit of the Red Cross. The K. of P. will also give a grand ball on Thanksgiviving. Claire Young and wife, from Orangeville, spent several days in town this week and then went to Spokane, w here Mr. Young will follow bis business of railroading. M iss Hazel Calhoun is here from Grangeville visiting her sister, Miss Beatrice, of the Bell telephone office. M iss Hazel will be head nurse in the new hospital at. Grangeville, The Cottonwood Milling & Eleva tor Co., Ltd., has just completed large and commodious motor room to accommodate their two big motors— the second of which was just recently installed. Mrs. E. Liston and son Ervin left yesterday for their home at Pomeroy after a visit with relatives near Den ver. Ervin is just recovering from an operation, which he underwent several weeks ago. Dr. Schilling,, the occulist, returned "Wednesday from a couple, of weeks work at Kamiah, Kooskia and Stites. He will be here during institute week and asks all who are in need of glasses to see him. On Wednesday, Oct. 10th, one of the biggest auction sales ever pulled oft' in this country will be the Edwin Nelson sale at his ranch east of town. See column notice in this issue and page ad next issue. of a of to Father Zuur, the well known Cath olic priest, has been transferred from Grangeville to the parish at Potlatch, Latah county. He spent last night with his old friend J. Captein in Cot tonwood. Amil Haner of Ferdinand, w'ho recently sold his hardware store at that place, was in town yesterday. He left today to take charge of the 2000-acre ranch he recently bought in Oregon. The lady members of the Chronicle force will arrive here this evening. They were detained in Oregon several days longer than was their intention, owing to the death of a relative, Wm. P. Scrivner, which occurred at Hepp ner last Sunday. Barney Tacke has just received a letter from his son-in-law, Geo. Har mon, who now resides with his family ranch at Los Molinos, Cal. Another daughter was born to them last w'eek—making a family now of three girls and two boys. The Cottonwood rod and gun club, at a meeting Saturday evening, decid ed to hold a handicap shoot, extend ing over four Sundays, and commenc ing next Sunday. Two beautiful trophies will be aw'arded as prizes. All members are asked to take part in the shoot. The following persons from this part of the county were summoned and are serving as jurors in circuit court now in session at Grangeville: Geo. F. McKinney, J. F. Nuxoll, J. E. Gen try, John Maugg, W. W. Blackburn, Chas. Fargo, Chas. Buettner, W. J Adsley, O. P. Fry, Joe Arnzen. Chester Thompson and wife and L. S. Fortin and family have returned from their visit with relatives at Roseburg, Oregon. The others who went with them three weeks ago have not yet returned. The Chronicle next week will contain an account of the golden wedding of Chester's parents. of Dr. Orr reports the birth of a son on Sept. 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kaus on Cottonwood Butte. Also on Sept. 23 to Mr. and Mrs. Barney Baerlocher of Greencreek, a son. The mothers and sous are getting along nicely, and it is thought the fathers will also pull through with careful nursing. M. D. Campbell, one of the most competent millers in the country, is the new miller for the Cottonwood Milling & Elevator Co., having arriv ed this week. For many years Mr. Campbell was with the Portland Flouring Mills, and understands the business thoroughly. His wife, who is visiting relatives in Chelan, Wash., will join him here within a few days. The farmers all over the prairie put in some good licks the fore part of the week dragging and smoothing-up the roads. The long dry spell had caused many bad chuckholes, which were filled up by dragging, after the heavy rains. C. J. Heartberg, in the Denver country, did some splendid work dragging the roads with hi Cleveland Tractor, for which he i agent. The price of sugar was the lowest in Lewiston Saturday of any place in the United States, according to local deal ers. With the wholesale price hold ing at $8.65, retailers were offering the saccharine product at $7.40 and $7.50 per hundred weight, this being occasioned by a local war between dealers. Lewiston dealers are, how ever, selling sugar at $8.50 per hun dred pounds in the face of the higher wholesale price, the product now on hand having been purchased when the price was considerably lower than now.—Tribune. In support of a plea for parole for her husband, O. V. Allen, defaulting state treasurer, now in the peniten tiary at Boise, Mrs. Allen declared before the parole board last week that her two sons were offering their ser vices to Uncle Sam's army and she needed his support The prison offi cials say that he has been a model prisoner. Allen stole $73,000 from the state treasury while he w T as state treasurer and was sentenced to serve from 5 to 10 years in the state peni tentiary. He has served about 3 years of his sentence. SENATOR BORAH HONE Senator William E. Borah of Idaho will lie a candidate for réélection to his present seat, says the Spokesman Review. While the senator, wno arriv ed in Spokane Saturday night from Washington, refused to make any definite statement or his candidacy, in response to a direct question he would not deny that there was a strong probability that he would make the race, but refused to be quoted directly until after he had conferred with friends in Idaho regarding the matter. "I am under obligations to a number of my friends who have urged me to be a candidate, and must talk over tin 1 matter with them before I reach any definite conclusion or make any state ment," said the senator when seen at the 1 tavenport. "My present plans are to remain in the west for a month or six weeks, unless congress should fail to adjourn. If, however, new matters of legisla tion are taken up it will necessitate my return to the capital in about three weeks. I will leave for Boise in a day or two, and if possible will visit the northern part of the state before leav ing for the state capital. "People in general, 1 believe, fail to appreciate the tremendous amount of work which has been done, by con gress since April 2, when war was de dared. By reason of the fact that delay was encountered in the enact ment of one or two measures, some Iteople have gained the impression that congress has been dilatory, or at least not as speedy as it should have been. But from the time of die Grecian de mocracy until the present no legisla tive body has ever enacted, in the same short space of time, so much and such important legislation. "The declaration of war. conscription and the providing for the expenditure of over $10,000,000,OOO.the espionage bill the trading with the enemy act, the embargo bills, measures necessary for the upbuilding of the army and navy, the aeroplane bill and the food admin istration measure all testify to the siieed with which congress worked. If future historians condemn congress it will lie for enacting such important measures without giving due consider ation rather than for dilatoriness. "The greatest delay was in the pass age of the food administration bill, and I am by no means sure that it will not have to be revised before it becomes practical to the degree that we all desire. "The soldiers' insurance bill, which is now before the senate, is probably the most important «ensure still to be enacted. There is no controversy over this measure except as to minor de tails. The principles of the measure are satisfactory to the senate, and I look for its speedy passage. "The revenue bill, which is now in onference, will give more trouble be fore its final passage, but we hope foi early action on the measure. The senate has eliminated all mat ters touching postal rates, deeming it wise to deal with this matter in separate measure, and we hoped that tlie house conferees would take the same view of the marter. Rut there is an apparent effort on foot to revive the McKellar amendment regarding tin zone system and this will have to lit threshed out."_ Since the price of wood has almost doubled within the last couple of years, many more coal stoves are being sold than before. The price of coal is also climbing, but it is figured that a ton of coal is equal to about two cords of wood as fuel. a is FARMERS INSTITUTE AT COTTONWOOD - » PROGRAM Wade, OCTOBER 3 Band Concert. Lecture on Smut Control, by A. E. County Agriculturist of Lewis county. "Peas for the Camas Prairie Farmer," by Prof. Ray. Band Concert. Tractor Demonstration followed by a talk on Power Farming by Farmer Smith. Home Economy Lecture and Demonstration. Lecture on Profitable Poultry Culture. Band Concert. "Co-operative Marketing," by Chas. Waggoner of the State Farm Market Department. "Evolution of Modern Farm Methods," by Farmer Smith, Expert of the O-W. R. & N. Co. 9:00 p. m. Dance at I. O. O. F. Hall. Good Music. OCTOBER 3 Band Concert. Lecture on Dairying by Professor Goss, U. of I. Expert. Clover Seed, by A. E. Wade. Band Concert. Stock Judging: Sheep, Hogs and Cattle. Big Stock Sale. Stock will be on show at lower livery barn before the sale. I. Zuver, Auctioneer. Home Canning and Preserving Lecture the Ladies. Band Concert. Value of a Farm Bureau, by A. E. Wade. Following this talk others will have a chance to express themselves and if it is the wish of thoäe present a Farm Bureau will be organized. Dance at the I. O. O. F. Hall. Good Music. The Moving Picture Show will run continuously from noon until 11:00 p. m. Day Lectures at the I. O. O. F. Hall. Evening Lectures at the Creelman Hall. Other features will be announced by megaphone on street. 9:00 a. m. 10:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 1:30 p. m. 2:15 p. m. 2:15 p. m. 4:00 p. m. 7:00 p. m. 7:30 p. m. 8:15 p. m. 9:00 a. m. 10:00 a. m. 11:15 a. m. 12:30 p. m. 1:00 p. m. 2:00 p. m. 2:30 p. m. 7:15 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. the E. for JOHN POPP CONVICTED I in it is lit of Fined $100 and Costs o! Suit by Judge Steeie. John G. Popp was found guilty by a jury in circuit court at. "Grangeville yesterday on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon, and this morn ing was sentenced to pay a lino of $100 and costs of the trial. This case—as our readers all know, is the result of John Popp, on August 28th, taking a shot or two at an auto load of people, in which were his brother Audreas, II. J. and A. J. Barth, Clyde Hamil and the driver, Otto Aichlmayr. Luckily none of the occupants were injured. Soldier Boys Remembered by Com'l Club. Cottonwood's 19 National Guard soldier boys received a little present this week which no doubt will he greatly appreciated by them. The present is in the shape of a year's sub scription to the Cottonwood Chronicle by the Cottonwood Commercial Club to each of the boys—to be sent to them each week while they are sta tioned in Camp Greene at Charlotte, North Carolina, and will follow them when they go to France. The Idaho National Guard boys were landed safely at Camp Greene last week. Corporal Roy Mead of Company B, Second U. S. Engineers, is already in France. The other Cottonwood boys who will soon follow are: Ira W. Robertson, Orville Kendall, Vern A. Dye, John C. Humphery. Fred Von Bargen, Sidney Triplett, Lome Mor gan, Joe N. Blackburn, Wm. Asker, Frank Blackburn, A. L. Rice, Roy refft, Paul Terhaar, Hugo Funke, Jesse Rogers, Everett Huffman, Aug ust Maugg and Bert Schroeder—all of E Co., 2nd Idaho Infantry. STOCK SHIPMENTS. Thirty-one Cars Went Out Tuesday From Here. Thirty-one cars of cattle, hogs and sheep were shipped out from the prai rie Tuesday—24 cars over the Camas road and nine over the Clearwater line. C. J. Hall shipped 6 cars of lambs to Chicago and the balance of the stuff went to Spokane, Seattle and Taeoma. The Cottonwood 'Milling & Eleva tor Co. shipped three cars of hogs to Spokane. The Farmers U. W. Co. paid for the car of hogs they shipped $17.25 per hundred pounds—the highest price ever paid here. An unusually large shipment of stock will go out from here next Tues day. to of THE JOSEPH DOUMECQ ROAD Will Make Outlet lor Vast Stock and Farming Country. The Joseph and Yellow Pine high way districts across the river have re cently consolidated and will henceforth be known as the Joseph highway dis trict. This in itself is of no particu lar significance except for the greater and more important road plans that this move presages. Two small highway districts, each too weak financially to accomplish the main necessity for either one or both of these districts—that of building a wagon road down to the river, have united to accomplish this end which, after all, is as much the problem and necessity of the one as of the other. This of course was the main objective and express purpose for uniting the two districts. Of course this is only the first step, the greatest and all-important—that of financing—still remains, but with the spirit with which these people are entering upon this task leaves no doubt at all of its accomplishment, Lack of funds, inability to get togeth er on location and the very heavy in itial cost of building this road have all contributed towards holding back this all-important and only lacking necessity to open a rich and great ag ricultural and stock raising country. But the time has now arrived when this road must be built or the country instead of progressing will retrograde to the great detriment of the country at large and in particular to the peo ple who have sought homes there and have blazed the first trails of civiliza tion. Practically all this region is settled up, schools and homes have been built and a contented people have overcome all the hardships inci dent to a pioneer life. But as a coun try develops its demands for transpor tation facilities increase, and the time has now arrived when a good wagon road must be built to connect this country with the distributing point of the supplies going into that country and over which their products can be transported to market. That the road will be built by these people down to the river, which is as far as they can legally use their own money for this purpose, there can be no doubt A meeting will be held at the Reed schoolliouse today for the purpose of deciding the amount for which a bond election will be called. But the niaf ter of continuing this highway from the point where their construction must necessarily cease, being limited by law, is also to receive attention at this time. That the Cottonwood people will do all within their power to extend this road up onto the Prairie goes without saying, but just how this will be ac complished we cannot Bay, for our highway district would also be strained by law from expending publ funds outside of our district. So just at this time it would seem that the Plains people have turned the tables on us, and instead of the real problem being to get a road down to the river from these sections, it is to get an ex tension of this road up onto the Prai rie. But Cottonwood is equal to the task and this will be accomplished by some means or other, even if it must come by private subscription. By all means our business men should get behind this movement, which means so much to the town and the communities to be served by this highway. W. B. H the der at Market Report. Wheat, Marquis, per bu...... ..$1.82 Wheat, Bluestem, per bu ....... .. 1.82 Wheat, white Russian, per bu.. .. 1.80 Wheat, dub, per bu........... .. 1.76 Wheat, white Oregon.......... .. 1.75 Oats, per hundred............. .. 2.20 Barley, white, per hundred .... .. 2.20 Barley, blue, per cwt.......... .. 2.20 Barley, feed, per hundred..... .. 2.20 Butter, per pound ............ .. .40 Eggs, per dozen............... .. .35 Flour, per sack, Tip Top....... .. 2.80 Flour, per sack. Union......... .. 2.80 Hogs, top stuff, per hundred .. ..17 25 Cattle, prime steers, per cwt... .. 8.00 THE FARMERS JSTITUTE Farm and Livestock Experts Will Lecture. A program of unusual interest and value to the farmers and stockmen of the entire Camas Prairie country will presented on October 2 and 3 un der the auspices of the Cottonwood Commercial Club. The club is work ing in conjunction with tlie University Idaho and the Northern Pacific and the O-W. R. & N. railroads and ex perts along the several lines of agri cultural activity and stock raising will here to lecture and demonstrate. The program has been arranged with pedal reference to the present condi tions and the institute is proposed to assist the farmer and stockman during the period of high-priced feed and a big demand for all farm products. The Commercial Club has extended very urgent invitation to the farm ers and stockmen of the entire region to at tend the lectures and demonstrations and the reports received indicate the attendance will be very large. The lecturers will be prepared to answir all questions the farmers and stockmen may ask and in every way it is in tended to make the institute of special value under present conditions. The Curless Family Will Hove to Melrose. Rills announcing a public sale to be held at the R. S. Curless farm north of town on October 6th were printed at this oiliee late last week and after the sale the Curless family will leave for their new farm home near Melrose, where Mr. Curless recently purchased fine 400-acre tract in the corn and bean belt. Mr. and Mrs. Curless have been residents of this section for the past 17 years and have many friends here who are very sorry to see them leave. They have always taken a prominent part in the aftairB of the community in which they resided and were num bered among our most progressive cit zens. Their only reason for leaving this section was the need of seeking a lower altitude on account of Mrs. Cur less' health. While their new home will remove them some distance from Cottonwood they will still retain in terest» here and will visit us often in future to keep green old friendships and acquaintances. We can commend them to the good people of the Mel rose country, who are distinctly the gainers by the Curless family settling among them. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Whitson, anoth er family wo regret to lose, will also move to Melrose and assist Mr. and Mrs. Curless in operating their large farm. Mrs. Mary Herretter, who spent the last couple of months here visiting the Herman Funke family—Jeft Mon Jay for her home at Seneca, Kansas. She underwent an operation for ap pendicitis here a few weeks ago. Her object in returning to her eastern home so soon is to take charge of six young children—who are left mother less by the death last week of a cousin of Mrs. Herretter. .40 .35 25 Montana Land Seekers Excur sion Oct. 2. We are going to Montana Tuesday, Oct. 2. We will pay your railroad fare if you buy land from us. We will show you land that will produce as much wheat as your Camas prairie land and will sell it to you for $30 per acre. Some land sellers say "don't trade," but compare our price and land with theirs. We will trade with you on real values. One small ranch bargain, 480 acres, 100 acres under cultivation, good buildings, artesian well water flows 60 gal. per minute, 6 miles from rail road town, all plow land, $30 per acre, terms for cash or will trade. If you don't see us at the Phoenix hotel, Cot tonwood, write us for list Mr. Cole man is now at the Phoenix hotel. • Yours for business, Coleman, Sherman Inv. Co. 610 Paulsen Bldg., Spokane, Wash.