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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 2. 5KÏ COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1919. $2.00 PER YEAR TO BURN TIMBER IN BIG RESERVE Dead Timber Covers Large Amount of Grazing Land. In Idaho county in this state lies the Nez Perce forest reserve embracing approximately 2,000, 000 acres. Here and there in this government reserve a number of settlers were allowed to file home steads in certain townships that were thrown out of the reserve. Most of these settlers have en gaged in the cattle industry. As these herds increased the grazing area gradually became insufficient for the requirements of the farm ers and stockmen. Forest fires have burned over great areas and all that remains is a mass of twisted, blackened dead timber w.iic'.i if cleared up weald provide the best of grazing land. Stock are unable to penetrate some of these jungles. Stockmen who have located within these large forest areas or reserves are in favor of petitioning the head of the forestry department to permit the settlers in conjunc tion with the forest rangers and finder the latter's supervision and direction to burn off this dead burned over timber, thus clearing the ground covered by it with a view of seeding it to clover and other grasses. The idea is a good one from every point of view. The timber is worthless, unless it could be converted into fuei wood which is impracticable because of the great distance from transportation points and the nature of the country leading to it. As it is the land is more valuable for grazing purposes than any other. Also if the land can be made fit for stock grazing it will help in crease and stimulate the stock in dustry of Idaho county. The only objectionable feature and probable the only one which the government officials will find is the danger from fire in burning it. But the danger would not be great if fired close to the wet sea son and care used as in any for est fire to prevent spreading. Severed Connection Frank E. Buck has severed his connection as manager of the Cottonwood Garage, and left Wednesday morning forthe coast. His family will remain here for the time being. During his stay here he has made mrny friends who regret his departure. THE A Checking Account at the First National MEMBER ^ FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM ^éià 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. FIRST NATIONAL BANK COTTONWOOD, IDAHO American Public Asked to Subscribe 30 Millions The number of American re lief workers among the destitute and starving peoples of the Near East has been augmented by Americans who were imprisoned during the war by the Ottoman government. A cable received by the com mittee also states that Americans imprisoned during the war are now at liberty and are actively engaged in relief work in Arme nia and Syria. Among them are William Nelsen, former Vice Consul at Tripoli, Syria; Charles Arthur Dana, of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and Mr. Levine. All of them were ac cused of espoinage, by the former Turkish government, the charge growing out of the help the Amer icans gave to Armenian refugees. For the purpose of continuing its relief work among the people of the Near East, the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief has appealed to the American public to subscribe $30, 000,000. A nation-wide cam paign to raise this amount will- be waged during the week of Janu ary 12th to 19th. The Rev. Dr. Franklin T. Con nor' Pastor of the Bethel Presby terian Church, Spokanp, who has been doing organization work, throughout Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, has been recommended to be a member of a 'commission going to Armenia, due to his having been so greatly interested in the work since it was started. Give Mining Even Chance Now that the war is over, many restrictions on mining develop ment should be removed. Owing to government orders large producers were restierted and many small producers suspended entirely. Restrictions were necessary in order to win the w-r, and the mining industry responded with superb patriotism. Thousands of skilled men arid mining engineers were taken out of development work and sent to the front to help win the war. Thousands of mines suspended production and development work to meet the government's demand for man-power. These mines suspended finan cial operations and closed up their properties until after the war and put their money into the war. All restrictions hindering legiti mate development should now be removed and let the work of open ing new mines go ahead. A Message From People The legislatures ofj western states soon to meet have had a message. It has been written and delivered at the poles to the members-elect of the legislature in the form of election returns. The institutions were tj the law makers and the state adminis tration. These bodies were told: T hat they must encourage de velopment. That they must invite immi gration and capital with a guar anty that both will be protected. That they must keep adminis trat, on free from everything that savors of socialism and give the . state a straight-up business deal— ; safety and progress the motto The people have instructed the incoming state government to ! avoid radicalism to keep the ship | „.state in safe waters and to, keep it moving.__ j A f*aeo nf (( llava fi»** w oi nave to If there is such a thing as being j a "buttinsky" or such a thing appearing meddlesome it \fcdll , , t truly apply nicely in the case of the "^ gatherer for the newspa -1 per. But the news which appears in the paper is for the public, not j for any individual and therefore 1 it is for everybody's interest that ; the reporter may seemingly make himself appear obnoxious in his quest, for the grist of daily hap- j It is simply a case of --- penings "have to Anton Staab. Anton Staab, who owns a fine farm about a mile north of Fer dinand died at the Alcorn hospital last Friday, a short time before noon. The deceased, was born in j this country, qnd came here from western Minnesota shortly after the reservation opened and pur chased the farm he owned. ! The deceased was taken ill dur ing the summer with what devel oyed into leakage of the heart which was finally the cause of his death. -u- I a ii' i* f ■ . I Cultivating Enterprise ; Wallace Dempsey, a 16 yea.- ; old lad living at Priest River, Idaho, has demonstrated that pop corn .can be grown successfully in that region. He planted a small tract as an experiment. The corn turned out to be of such good quality that a local merchant has contracted to take all the corn ; the boy can raise next season, at ---:---*------a.------' ■ a price of one cent a pound above prevailing market quotations. The Old Silver Dollar How dear to my heart is old silver dollar when some kind subscriber presents it to view. The liberty head without necktie or collar and other strange things that to us seem new. j the ! The wide spreading eagle, the arrow below it. The stars and the words wh^h the strange ! things they tell. The coin of our ! fathers, we are glad we know it. For some time or other it will come in right well. The spread eagle dollar the star spangled dollar we all love so well. Nuxoll-Kiehiier. Mârried, Tuesday morning at eight a. m. at Greencreek, Mr. John F. Nuxoll and Caroline Kieh ner of Mt. Angel, Oregon, Fathers Barlocher, Phillips, and Father performing Notker of Mt. Angel the ceremony. The wedding was attended by only the immediate relatives of the contracting par ties. Mr. Nuxoll is a well known farmer of Greencreek. Coming, the Original Strollers, at the Orpheum, January 15. Idaho No Home for Foreign Born Slackers Spokane, Wash., January 9.— Idaho is to be no home for for eign born men who gave up their citizenship papers in preference to entering the war for the United States. Following close upon the announcement that the Atlas Tie company of Coeur d 'Alene was barring all such'men from its em ployment comes the announce ment that mining companies, Blackwell Lumber company and ! other concerns are notifying ev- ! eryone concerned thattheseslack- 1 . ers cannot be employed in their ; ; plants. Many former employes have been discharged as soon as ; it was learned that they had re ! nounced citizenship. j | In Shoshone county officials are : prepared to preceed under the ; Idaho statutes, which provides ; that no private corporation may employ a foreigner who has not ^ declared his inte ntion of be j coming a citizen of the United asj4States. ,, . £||0llld Sla.'l Something 5 ! Reports from Boise as well as j of the country 1 are the effect that labor is con ; jesting now that soldiefs are be * n 8 released by thousands at a time when work of all kinds is j practically at a standstill. The lowers to be should start some r.nw E r l 1 18 m th ®f i power to . do so. Ihere are mil-1 liens of acres of arid land that; need water which would provide homes for millions and would also provide work' for millions, j Also there are hundreds of thouie ands of acres of logged oil land:"" which need clearing up and made fi? för homes. Could riot the gov ernment help out on projects of this kind in some other way? _ (J _ High Cost of Feed Men ace io Sfock Industry T „ • u a ■ ■ • ; In sections where dairying is ex-1 . -, j . ., tensive dairymen thought for a ! wmi. they would have tona-uk»; th « r ^ds»n account of the high, [ ost of miU feed and shortage, of bay - In southern Idaho much al falia is raised and not so much dairying is done. This surplus i hay f now bein 8 shipped to the poiats mo8t needed at a co f °\ ? 24 ; b0 per ton - ^unng the past summer thous ands of dairy cows were sent to the packing houses, as well as thousand, of brood sows which were disposed of because of the shortage of feed. These'condi feed. These condi tions were unavoidable as feed j could not possibly be ob-ained at ! a profitable coat, and in most cases it was not to be had at any price. In some parts of the country livestock were near perishing from starvation and they were sold to packers in poori condition, being T P T . C .T 1Uon ' Dem « ! ° n,y fit f ° r what 18 known 88 can ! nerb ' At the price of pork it is a great waste to sacrifice young brood sows as has been the case in the past, but at the cost of feed it was either sell them or let them starve. Red Cross Report for Dec. Receipts on ba ml 6110.78 Disbursements Supplies for Emergency Hospit 251.91 l ight, water and telephone 31.02 Salaries for Nurses 376.41 Salaries for Nurses Remitted to Lewiston Chapter Bal. on hand 2000.00 2659.34 3451.44 C. McMahan. Sec. Soldier Has Big Feed In France Thanksgiving the,_________ i n France. I sure am i do not have to fight Dear Brother,— I received your letter a month or so ago. Being on the lines I could not write. I am in the hospital now, doing well, will be up and around in a few days. I was shot in my leg, half way between the knee and the ankle, was lucky it did not hit the bone. I am in one of the best hospitals glad that anymore. 1 may g0 to the frontleI , but that wi ,l be „„thing. We had one of the best thanksgiving dinners I eV er had, I will send you the me „ u . It was grand Olives Salted Almonds , C | rar ^ key , chestnut dressing, mashed potatoes, stewed celery, ice cream and cakej fruit> nuts, raisins, cof fee. I am hoping I can get home be fore spring, it is pretty hard to make connections. No Bert I had the influenza last July, but now it is different, Say, do you get the Stars and Stripes, if not, let me know right olira , r T . „ , , that the war will soon be" ended! now the folks . By the time you t this letter, I will be able to leave the hospital> j Rm 5n the Amer . I am glad too, but this bed is get ting awfully hard. If anyone asks you who won the war, you tell them that the Red Cross did. How is Charlie and the rest of • „ r, , XT , holten,, P? , »? 1 n am . g 8 • P '^ y ° U " * 1d '" ner ' U " T Clmstma5 &PP Vo, -'i'> th' ' p v ^ pj° y ^èfft Co. B. 2nd U. S. Engrs. American E. F. France. Why is an Editor A boy was tol d to write a com position and this is the result: «t-. .. , , Don t know how newspapers think tbe ^ do "°to r 'k. wt got nothing to ay about j n the Bib]e i think the editor is one Q f the missing links you read of and stayed in the bushes unta after the flood an(] then cane out and wrote the thi and has been doing so ever since, I don , t think he died j neyer seen a dead one and neyer heard ()f one getting licked ' , use . a , " ord a Î to ? I ? Û7' mg Wha V* I 8 ' cd,tor uses one he has to spell it. "Any old college can make a born."—Unityvllle Unicorn. . ^ '""'f. ca ? mal ' 0 1 a d0C *° r ' b . Ut ed,tor has to bo COTTONWOOD STATE BANK Cottonwood, Idaho E. M. EHRHARDT, Pres. H. C. MATTHIESEN, Cashier. M. BELKNAP, Vice-Pres. Condition, December 31, 1918 RESOURCES Loans and discounts............. Stocks, bonds and warrants...... Liberty bonds owned............. U. S| Treasury certificates................. Banking house, furniture and fixtures... CASH AND DUE FROM BANKS........ $220,153.90 | 12,907.35 10,000.00 15,000.00 6,660.57 69,131.82 LIABILITIES Deposits subject to check................... Time certificates .................... Cashier check................... $3s3,853.64 $215,840.57 79,519.46 5,199.42 Total deposits............................. Capital stock....................... Surplus and undivided profits.............. __ $301,559.45 | 25,000.00 7,294.19 eral services were held at 12:45 the family were present, the fun ..... EX-PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT DEAD Death Came Monday Morn« ing—Only Negro Attend ant Present. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep early Monday at his home on Sagamore hill in Oys ter Bay. Death is believed to have been due to rheumatism, which affected his heart. The colonel suffered a severe at tack of rheumatism and sciatic^ on New Year's day, but none be lieved that his illness was likely to prove fatal. The former president sat up most of Sunday and retired at 11 o'clock Monday night. He came to his home on Sagamore hill from the Roosevelt hospital on Christ mas day, but a week later was stricken with a severe attack of rheumatism and sciatica, from which he has been suffering for some time. The rheumatism af fected his right hand and it be came, much swollen. He re mained in his room and efforts were made to check the trouble. Last Saturday the colonel's secre tary, Miss Josephine Strickler, called to see him but the colonel was asleep in his room. Miss Strickler said that no one had any idea that death was so near at hand. Colonel Roosevelt was laid to rest without pomp or ceremony in Young's Memorial cemetery in that village Wednesday afternoon, typ was buried < on a knoll over looking Long Island sound, a plot which he and Mrs. Roosevelt sel ected soon after he left the White House. The words of the clergy man who conducted the funeral service, "America's most typical American," known in every cor nor of the earth, will go to his grave as a "quiet, democratic, Christian country gentleman be loved by his neighbors." After prayers at the Roosevelt home, at which only members of for years the colonel and his fam ily attended divine worship. All schools opened Monday in Cottonwood. The attendance was not so large as expected in some grades, yet, owing to condi tions due to the flu ban which was on for some time many pu pils could not start as some were out of town. The attendance will increase after this week.