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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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.
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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
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 *
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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
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,
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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
Sees With Own Eyes Re
sults of Cruelties
, 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
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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
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
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
E. M. EHRHARÖT, President
M. M. BELRNÄP, Vice Président
H. C. MAfTftlESÊN, Cashier
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.

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