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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 1.
COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1919. . FLU BAN LIFTED IN COTTONWOOD People Rejoice That Re strictions are Removed Schools Open. People of Cottonwood generally rejoiced Monday when it was an nounced that owing to the great improvement jn influenza condi tions in the city the ban which has been on practically for fortj days would be removed and per mit the general resumption oi business again. The city council met Monday afternoon and decided it was nc longer necessary to keep the bar on as there has been no new cases of influenza for two weeks and all the old cases reported ou" of danger. Father Willibrord of .the Catholic church and Professoi Lustie were appointed by the council to act on the health boarc in conjunction with the city council. The ban was raised on every thing. Schools opened Thursday morning and the Catholic school will open Monday. Poolrooms opened also on Monday and Sun day the moving picture shows will start, opening with Douglas Fairbanks featuring in a good reel. This is more than good news tx those who have been practically tied down and their movement; restricted to a limited amount o! business which was considered ab necessary. However, ild yet use so«*« to piwëfttias ' ; n*r àspdksîbïè another spread of the epidemic. They should refrain from expectorating on the side walks or in other public places— if you must spit do so in the fireplace or stove. When unnec essary people should not crowd together and expose themselves. Be Able to Handle Ford J. B. O'Neil, quite well known in this section, writes from Spo kane and said he was going to an auto school and among other things he would learn something about the electric starter, genera tors, storage batteries, magneto, tireing, timeing of valves, trans mission, differentials, bearings and piston fittings. He added that by the time he had success fully mastered these branches of motordom he would perhaps be able to drive a Ford. Prosperous New Year to all. A Checking Account at the First National MBMMR ^FEDERAI. RESERVE SYSTEM Will make it easy for you to keep track of your receipts and expenses. The Income Tax Law makes it imperative that you keep accurate rec ord of your business transactions in order to make an accurate tax report, besides you should have this information for your own benefit. Let us Help You With Your Bookkeeping Problems* For the farmer and stockraiser we have a farm record book that is simple and easily kept, yet is accurate and up-to-date. One of these books is yours for the asking. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK COTTONWOOD, IDAHO . I Chronicle Celebrates its Twenty Seventh Birthday With this issue the Chronicle starts on the twenty-eighth year of its career as a journal in Cot tonwood. The first number of the Chronicle appeared January 27, 1893, under the caption of the Cottonwood Report, published by Elmer Waldrip and E. T. Tan nant and was a very creditable paper, having been issued on short notice and always under a great many disadvantages. It is apparent that from the very first the paper was received with warm welcome and received the undi vided support of the publie and the town geneially which it has continued to enjoy continuously fince. Like most country publications the paper has had its ups and Jowns and has frequently changed management, but has always emerged victoriously every time from beneath and has kept on top, sailing gracefully over the turbulent waves of diversity which often threaten the destruc- ; tion of the most promising journ-1 alistic crafts during their life. : Today the Chronicle greets its readers with the same cheerful | message which its columns car ried twenty-seven years ago, that of fulfilling its mission as a journ al for the promulgation of the progress and general upbuilding of Cottonwood and community. From an observation of the files of the Chronicle it is appar ent that each helmsman who has had the guidance of the destinies of the paper has lived up to their promises and have made bright; clean papers, each striving to score higher than their predecesj sors. Result is the Chronicle has kept abreast of the times and progress of the town and com munity which it represents and will compare favorably with anr™ newspaper published in a country town the size of Cottonwood and in many instances it is far ahead . many. Vs _ 0 _ ft. D L i boveritor Broke ; Yesterday morning the big governor of the level sifter broke j in the mill of the Cottonwood Milling Co. and laid them off until repairs were made. This governor is some governor as it weighs 840 pounds. The parts were repaired here in Cotton- ! wood, being welded together b}T the oxyacetelene process. church at that place. „ T m , , ., Rev. E. L Tabor and wife ex pect to go to Lewiston Monday to attend the district meeting which is to be held in the M. E Cut of Commission. The city pump in the northern part of town has been out of com mission part of last week and part of this week and has been under going repairs. The other pump is still working but is inadequate to furnish sufficient water and as a consequence the pressure has been light on the high places. Watet in the streams is also low on account of the freezing weath er. Many water pipes have been frozen up. Tuesday morning nine degrees below was reported in town and in some parts of the country a few miles out as low as 15 below. At Howard McKin ley's ranch only four degrees be low was reported. The Force Observes Of course the office force ob served New Year's Day. They heard it was coming so they quit work and "rubbered" as it flitted by. They say it was a beautiful sight. This week the paper has been issued under some diffiulties. One of the employes was laid off last Friday by illness and the edi ; tor also has been gone, leaving us somewhat handicapped. Any : noticeable shortcomings in the appearance of the paper this week | may be attributable to the above reasons, Saw the Sights at Capitol Dec. 25 — Washington, D. C., Dear Folks: Weill suppose you i are wondering what I am doing, j 1 am in Washington, D. C. and believe me it is some fine place. I got a three day's pass—wish it was three months as there is so much to see here. This morning we went down to the Museum which was built in 1879. Itsureisgteat and grand. Thlst?^ afternoon we hired a car an H went through the park and around the capitol and the White House, anr™ s is a 6™* Christmas forme, Thereare slx , 0 ' " s b< T' f° we " re * 0,n * to <?"> . "f"»i,*? » . bl ® * mas , ,'î". , tonl *5 t ' I had the old Buick and you folks, . , . , we sure would have some time. i I guess I am the only one of the ; family who ever saw Washington. ^bei'e * s one more place I am go j see before I return home and f hat is Yellowstone Park - Wishing you a Happy New Year - Prvt. Lessley S. Huffman, I 1 » Twelfth Inf., Newport ! ^ ews » Ya * _ _ n . \ To Preach Funeial Rev. E. L. Tabor was called to Canfield) Idabo on the Domancq Plains yestarday to conduct the funera , serVice of of Charles Clark who died Monday from an attack of influenza. Deceased leaves a wife and three little children. The trip is a rough one, part of it having to be made over trails on horseback. Red Crete Meeting Called At the business meeting of the Red Cross called a week ago, Mrs. McKinney resigned her office and the resignation was ac cepted. Home conditions that prevented her giving the proper amount of time to the work made her resignation necessary. A meeting for the election of a chairman to fill this vacancy is called for Saturday afternoon at 3:30. All members of the local branch are urged to be present, - 0 —:— Will Raffle Off Prooerfv H 1 W. R. Rogers will raffle off his house and one and one-half acres land in the near future. He will be selling chances on the property at $2 each. Good opportunity for some one to get a home if . they are lucky enough at areas I unable figure. j F. VON BARGEN WRITES PARENT Sees With Own Eyes Re sults of Cruelties Practiced. , With American Exp. Forces, France, Nov. 24. — Dear Dad. We received word last night that we could write home and tell our whole history. We left Hoboken last November, I think it was the 20th and we landed in St. Nazarre fourteen days later. We had quite a time dodging U boats. At times we would be sailing back toward the United States. The sea was quite rough most of the way over and most of the boys got very seasick. From St. Nazarre we went to a little town close to the foothills, where we remained a little over a month. Then we moved to a place called Seller su Chare; there we stayed for about a month and from there we moved to Angers and have been here ever since. At St. Nazarre the regiment was split up and about half the boys went to the Second U. S. Engineers on the front to take the place of a lot of the boys who had been killed. The boches caught them without their guns i " ll " uul KU1,S j ... , . , ^ ^ ut ^ answer they had to fight with whatever they could get hold of. It is a known fact that one of the Yan kees killed eight boches with pickhandle. I have never been near the front. I have tried hard time these poor what it was was always no. Our duties since we landed here was to train troops for the front. I have had as high as 50 squads since wë ar rived here. Our work consists of infantry, engineer, wire entangle ments, trenches, demolition, camouflage, machine gunnery, dugouts, map reading, drawing, pontoon bridges and gas. I am now working on a bayonet course and physical training. It con sists of a 3-hour course of physi cal exercises and two hours of bayonet drill. This camp is called the West Point of A. E. F. We have all West Point officers here and I am telling you tWy know their business. We get all the recruits from the states and break them in here and send them to the front. There are sure some pretty girls here. A fellow could take back a dçzen if he wanted to. They sure think a lot of the U. S. soldiers. The night the armis tice was signed the people ' were so thick that a fellow could walk no direction except the way the crowd was going. I never saw anything like it. They almost went wild. They were all yelling "Hurrah for the U. S. A." You people at home might think the war was terrible but people sure know I will not mention in this letter some of the terrible things these inhuman brutes have done to the female class, but I will lell a little. They would take the French soldier's wives, mothers and children and place them in front of their machine gun and artillery fire, or they would take, the little children and put their helmets on them and hold them up over the trenches to be shot, or they would take the little boys and cut the muscles out of their arms so they could not become soldiers when they grew up. That is not what I heard-it is w hat I really seen. Things sure looked mighty bad hoe last spring up until the U. S. mar in« and the Second Engineers turned the tide. The boches got all that was coming to them when the Yankees got there. Those boches thôught they had the world whipped until they run into the Yanks. They were getting it so hard that they put the Prussian Guards against them, but they couldn't do anything either. Many of the boys have started home. All the fellows who have bad feet or anything wrong with them go back first. I see so many men coming in from the states and they usually are both ered with the same complaint - homesickness, but they are put to drilling so fast they don't have time to think of anything but sauerkraut Bill. He is the one man that everyone curses. Every time it rains they curse Kaiser Bill. I have not taken my fur lough yet—don't think I will now. Corp. Fred Von Bargen, Co. E. 116 Eng. A. E. F. "Slacker Marriages 11 New Bearing Fruit The "slacker marriages" per formed by thousands in the early days of the selective service law are beginning to bear fruit in the iform of deserted wives and chil dren in 'every quarter of the United States. A Chicago judgte disgusted by the many tales of woe related by war brides, who have haled slacker husbands into court, announces that he will see that as many as possible of the culprits are sent to jail. When the selective servicè act came these fellows hurried to gét a marriage license and then pleaded that they had dependent wives. Now they are showing their real calibre by deserting the women who kept them out of the war. The judge said the increase in complaints against slacker hus bands had been alarming. In December, 1917 there werfe 34 such warrants. In December thus far there has been 280 in Chicago alone. In many instances young men who sought to evade service in the army in their haste married on short notice just anything in the shape of a womah. Now, that hostilities have ceased and there is no immediate liability of service these spineless creatures seek to avoid the burdens and re sponsibilities of family life and would desert their Wives and children, leaving them dependent upon the mercies of the public. Many of these "brave" fellows before the selective serviefe act had not the remotest intentions of marriage—it suddenly downed upon them that they "needfed" a wife. E. M. EHRHARÖT, President M. M. BELRNÄP, Vice Président H. C. MAfTftlESÊN, Cashier COTTONWOOD STATT BANK Cottonwood, Idaho Hub City If Gaining Great Deal off Notoriety Spokane is gaining more or less notoriety as a city for wife hunt ers, and Bonners Ferry is also coming ih for its share as a good place for husband hunters. lif a Bonners Ferry man suddenly feelB inclined to enter the league of Benedicts he has only to go to Spokane, open à matrimonial of fice, insert an advertisement in a paper, establish office hours then sit down and wail for r suits, and judging from the success they are meeting with they do not have long to wait. Recently a Mr. Perry of Bonners Ferry, following the lead of another Bonners Ferry citizen who found a wife in a short time in this way, opeh ed up his office and told of his wants in the advertisement. The same day thirty different appli cants answered by calling up the office and it was necessary for him to discontinue his advertise meht. The former Bonners Fer ry resident only remained two weeks at his office, being so suc cessful that he found a suitable partner and retutiied to his horde. There is also a moral to this story: It pays to advertise. Has Hand Injurad. Felix Martzen has been suffer ing with a painful, hand this week as a result of coming in contact with a cogwheel at the city water putnp tfïiday. After finishirig a job of repairing he was preparing to leave When he accidently put his hand on the wheel, receiving a severe wound ort the back of the right hand. Raining Range Fees Hite Wool Industry The sheep and Wool industry is hard hit by the proposed advance in range fees on the foeeèt re serves. There was ah advance of 25 pfer cent irl rangé feds in 1917 and now it is proposed to add an nother big increase in rates. The charges for running sheep and livestock on the forest re serves have been profitable to the states and nation. There is no excuse for advancing the charges at present when sheep and wool prices are on the decline. The only effect in the opinion of the Idaaho Woolgrowers Association will be to shut out the little herds. Hugh Sproat, president of the Idaho Sheepman, is authority for the statement that if the rates are raised there will be none but 100,000 head herds in a ffew years —a government monopoly.