My Aufo 5 Tis of Thee
fTune of "America."!
My auto 'tis of thee,
Short cut to poverty ,
Of thee I shant.
I blew a pile of dough,
On you two years ago
Now you refuse to go
Or won't or can't.
Through town and country side
You were my joy and pride,
A happy death.
I love thy gaudy hue
Thy four white tires so new,
Now down and out for true
In every way.
To thee old rattle box
Came many bumps and knocks
For thee I grieve.
Badly thy top is torn
Frayed are thy seats and worn,
A cough affects thy horn
I do believe.
Thy perfume swells the breeze,
While good folksshock and wheeze
As we pass by.
I paid for thqe a price
'Twould buy a mansion twice
Now all are a yelling ice
I wonder why.
Thy motor has the grippe
Thy spark plugs have the pip
And woe is thine.
I too have suffered chills
Ague and kindred ills,
Trying to pay my bills
Since thou wert mine.
Gone is my bank roll now
No more 'twould choke a cow,
As once before.
Yet if I had the mon
So help be John, amen,
I'd buy a car again
And speed some more.
Start New Year Right
The names given below are
those who have renewed their sub'
scriptions to the Chronicle as
their subscriptions expired on or
near the first of the year. The
majority of them are old subscri
bers, having had their names on
the list of the Chronicle as far
back as eighteen years ago:
Mrs M P Atidree
F H Arnzen
J E Gentry
S W Hamill
P R Cooper
D A McKinley for self
Mrs. Elsie Stockard.
S L Triplett
A L Gentry
.W B Moughmer
J W Créa
H. H. Nuxoll is busy remodel
imr the store room recently vacat
mg tne store room recently vacat
ed by Dr. Schilling and it is re
ported it will be used by Albert
Haener of Ferdinand in the near
iiaener oi rerainana in tne near
future as-a grocery store.
Every day we meet touching
scenes which reach the tender
feelings of the most unsympath
etic. The influenza plague has
visited many homes and removed
therefrom the loved ones, old and
young. Wives, with little child
ren, yet in the cradle, have suf
fered the loss of their husbands
a id we believe this is the most
pitiful of them all, the wife and
mother in mourning with the lit
tle babe innocent, presents a most
Such scenes are common and
are to be seen in every city and
hamlet in the country. Right in
our own town three of such scenes
were noticeable on our streets
in a single day. Though they
are seemingly alone in their sor
row, yet everyone who are cog
nizant of the facts deeply sym
j athize with them.
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♦Copyright, 1918. Western Newspaper LuIuq.j
Deane Marshall had made u good
Impression upon Elva Waters, or fan
cied he had. He was doubly anxious
to win the good graces of her father,
the Hon. Rupert Waters, judge, ex
inayor and present owner of the Daily
Gazette. Rushton was a lively, up-to
date little city and boasted two daily
newspapers, hot rivals, fighting each
other every inch of the way and keep
ing things locally at fever heat.
Bliun Danvers was the star reporter
on the Field and once in a while called
upon Elva. which Deane deemed an
invasion of home territory. Danvers
was a dyed-iu-the-wool journalist,
while Deane was a mere novice. The
latter was striving hard to hold hiS
position on the Gazette and win a bet
ter one, for that meant the good will
of the judge and permanent position
near to Elva. The policy of Danvers
was obstructive. He did all he could
to keep Deane from scoring a scoop
or getting even his honest share of the
news. This was exemplified one day
when both young reporters stood on
the platform of a junction. A politi
cian of national fame was to reach
there at 9 a. m„ wait eight minutes
for a connection and go on his way.
Both reporters were to get a brief in
terview within tlint precious four hun
dred and eighty seconds time. The
Field cared little for the item, as the
politician was of a party antagonistic
to its principles. For the Gazette it
would be quite a feature.
In his usual fresh way, and knowing
the ropes and full of assurance, Dan
vers got the ear of the politician first.
Persistently he held his pl*-'e by the
side of the annoyed functionary, simply j
wasting the time to keep Deane from
getting in a word edgewise. So net
tled was- Deane that as the next train
pulled in lie jumped aboard, deter
mined if it took all day he would se
cure that coveted interview. At first
the politician resented further infringe
ment on his time, but Deane felt that
he was making the play of his life.
"Mr. Ashton," he said, "my future as
a reporter and possibly my life's hap
piness depend upon your indulgence.
I am going to appeal to the sentimen
tal side of your broad human nature."
"You interest me," acknowledged
tlie politician, and Deane told his
whole story. The politician smiled,
spread himself, and, although it took
eight hours to make connections,
Deane got back to Rushton at dusk,
chuckling over a two-column interview
that was worthy of big headlines and
"Of course I don't know what I have
lost of the usual local grist, but I can
soon catch up with that," ruminated
Deane and started for the centrai po
lice office to' find it deserted.
"Why, where's the crowd?" he in
quired of the night clerk.
"All off on the Fidelity bank case."
"The what !" faltered Deane, with a
"Where you been—asleep? All the
force and three extras on the Field
are working up the biggest bunk rob
bery that ever happened in .Rushton.
It was just at dark. A masked man
overpowered the watchman at
Fidelity, grabbed a satchel with over
one hundred thousand dollars in it
and made off. The watchman is sure
that he winged him as he put down the
alley, but money and man haven't left
Deane reached the bunk to find a
crowd gathered there, but that was not
the present center of interest. The
emissaries of the law were scouring
the district in every direction. Dan
vers and his extras, provided with au
tomobiles, were following down clues.
Deane got the primary facts of the
case and rather disheartenedly jiaced
down the alley. Turning toward the
main street, as he passed an old un
used burn lie paused. A groan, quick,
spasmodic, caught his hearing. He en
tered the lower dismantled story. He
flashed his electric torch about. Some
thing glistened where a broken lad
der ran up a sidewalk.
"Blood!" muttered Deane, and as
cended. Then again he flashed the j
light. There, lying face up and stiff j
upon the hay, was a man, a gaping
wound in his throat. At his side was |
a satchel. At a glance Deane took in
the situation—here was the thief and
his booty !
The man, wounded, had crawled
here hours since. He had just died.
Any sentiment of help was useless.
Deane became the astute reporter in
the presence of a tremendous scoop.
He thought quickly. He examined
satchel and clothing. He took a flash
light of man and environment. He
covered up the body with the hay, he
took the satchel with him to the office
and called up the home of his chief.
Behind guarded doors those two
worked over the greatest newspaper
• triumph ever scored 'n Rushton. The
thrilling story of the young reporter's
gruesome discovery, the revelation of
th,e identity of the bank robber, pic
tures, diagrams—with the political in
terview—here was such a page ready
for the public as Rushton had never
About midnight Deane strolled down
to police headquarters. Danvers was
: telling of four columns of clever "tlieo
1 ries " the Fie,d " ould put out ln lts
, morning lssue . Deane smiled. Then,
j as j,e went homeward, proud, com
placent, the smile grew to a grill, and
i tUeI ? a cl,uckle > for he kuew that wlth
i morning the world would know
I he had made his calling complete.
Patented September 6*
A Big Help
Operate the small machines
about the farm by
P '< Do
the churn, cream sep
arator and other small
will supply ample power at
an exceedingly low cost.
Runs the grindstone, churn,
separator, washing machine
home electric lighting plant.
It will supply all the light
you require and ample
power for small machines.
Easy to care for, economical
to run, and exceptionally
reliable. It brings joy to
every member of the family.
Ask for a demonstration.
scpaiarur, wdsuing macnme
for practically nothing. .Al
so supplies the entire farm
with brilliant electric light.
A child can run it and it
pays for itself in a short
time. Let us demonstrate
it on your farm.
Any article that comes
from our store you may
depend upon absolutely. This
is "The Store of the Unwritten Guarantee"—
the fact that you buy an article here is in
itself a guarantee that that article is every
% thing we represent it to be.
We are not listing all our merchandise this time—just
giving you a word of invitation and a pledge. Come
in. We sell lots of things besides Columbia Batteries
—and, like Columbias, each thing and everything is
the quality you have a right to expect from us.
Delco Light Systems
Delco Light Water Systems
and Plumbing. Would be pleased to give estimates
Louse Deadly Insect
Of the insects responsible for
the deaths or disablement of hun
dreds of thousands in the war
zone, the louse is declared author
itatively to have accounted for at
least a million persons. That,
however, is only a rough estimate,
and the probability is that the
total was infinitely higher, for in
Serbia alone typhus, a louse
born disease, infected nearly
1,000,000 persons and killed 500
a day in the little city of Jassy,
while 200 of the 1200 medical offi
cers in the country died from the
disease. This disease spread over
Russia, Austria, Germany and the
The figures are vouched for in a
publication prepared by Lieuten
ant Lloyd, who was chief ento
mologist in northern Rhodesia.
Properly fitting reading glasses
shorten those long evenings. Have
Dr. E. A. Schilling test your eyes
and prescribe correct lenses. It4
The Cottonwood Chronicle
} one year at $2.00.
Received, a carload of alfalfa hay at
the Farmers Union Warehouse. 51
Dr. Reily J. Alcqrn
Dr. Cora E. Alcorn
Open to all Reputable Physicians
MODERN IN EVERY RESPECT
Dry Zen sal
Use one of these clean, odorless
ointments for your skin troub
les. Dry Zensal gives speedy
relief teall forms of dry eczema
and pimples. Moist Zensal
soothes and heals the watery
eruptions. 75c a jar.
THEO. F. SCHAECHER
The annual meeting of the Cotton
wood National Farm Loan Association
will be held at Felix Martzen's office,
Cottonwood. Idaho, January 14, 1919
at 10 o'clock, a. m., to elect directors
to serve one year, and for such other
business as may properly come before
the meeting. This is a very import
ant meeting. Please make it a point
to attend. Dated Dec. 9, 1918.
James Rooke will leave for Sal
mon river after Christmas where
he goes to do some carpenting
work for Fred Russell.
Have Your Cars
And Batteries taken care of during
the winter months
This is a good time to have this work done
and when spring comes and the roads get in
good shape your car will be ready for business
We never were in better shape than right now
to handle this work. Bring in your cars be
fore the spring rush.
We have an expert electrician who specializes on elec
trical appliances on cars.
STEWART & JASPER, Proprietors
Automobiles and Accessories
"Every Member of the Firm a Booster"
Clyde Von Bargen
Taxidermy work in all its branch"
es. Birds, animals, game heads'
etc., mounted true to life. Skins
tanned and made into rngs. Send
me your orders. Satisfaction guar
anteed. Prices reasonable. Both
This is open season for new res
olutions. May you live up to
them, for it is a hard thing to do.
Dr. Wesley F. Orr
Physician apd Surgeon
Office in Simon Building.
Pacific and Nesperce Phones
COTTONWOOD - - - IDAHO
Dr. J. E. Reilly
Nesperce and Bell 'phones
NUXOLL BLOCK COTTONWOOD
Dr. J. E. Smith
Main Street - Cottonwood
(One Door below Baker's Store)
Dr. McKeen Boyce
Calls answered day or night and satis
COTTONWOOD - -. - IDAHO
Dr. C. Sommer
Cornrad Bosse res., north* end town
H. H. Nuxoll
List your farms with me
Office in Nuxoll Block, Cottonwood
Let EUGENE MAUER
Cottonwood - Idaho
F. E. & C. U. of A.
RILEY RICE, Pres.
A. JANSEN, Sec-Treas.
Meet« 1st and 3d Saturday of each month at 1 Dm
Contractor and Builder. Estimates
furnished on any Class of Work.
Repairing promptly attended to.
The Rooke Hotel
Has neat clean rooms at 50c
and 75c per night or $2.50 to $3.50
per week. When you are in Cot
tonwood give us a trial.
Dad Rooke, Propr.
for sale. A full line. Inquire
Oliver Bldg., Next to Meat Market
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