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cottonwood chronicle VOLUME 27. NUMBER 5. COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31. 1919. $2.00 PER YEAR LOCATION OF ■ N. & S. ROAD State Highway Going By Way of Cottonwood and Ferdinand Much Cheaper. We'll takeoff our hats to the Nezperee bunch for being scrap ers. But while we admire their doggedness and their ability to nurse their hopes on securing the state highway on such flimsy and superficial claims as they have been putting forth why it should and must come by way of their town, we most heartily deplore their consistency and utter disre gard for the rights and interests of other communities. That Nez perce or any town that had a chance of getting the highway had the right to put forth every effort and to call the attention of the State Highway Commission to such valid claims as might be in favor of that route goes unchal lenged. But after the commis sion personally and through their chief engineer have gone into every phase of the situation, and made their decision, based not on a cursory reconnaissance but on a careful survey of both routes in question we may rest assured that I they will not reverse themselves merely to appease the clamorous appeals of the Nezperee boosters no matter how many of them go to Hot Lake and get stalled at Boise. Before the survey was made and until accurate figures for compari son were available it was easy to make the claim for cheaper con struction, and both sides to the controversy used it without stin£ and perhaps with equal sincerity, but the claims were based on as sertions and hopes to which both sides had equal rights. Now with those matters definitely determin ed by the only way by which an intelligent comparison could b made—an actual survey of both routes—it is preposterous for the side that has lost its claim to this advantage to persist in it and to now charge the engineer and com-, mission with prejudice in the matter. j A detailed report by the state engineer of x he comparative esti mate of the cqst via £oth routes has been received by our highway commissioners. This report shows a difference q in cost of construction of $114, 493,59 in favor of the Cottonwood and Ferdinand route. The distance by way of Cotton wood and Ferdinand is five miles ^ less than by way of Nezperee. Ihere are 39 less turns an d curves, enough to make more ! than 10 complete circles saved or j eliminated by going the Cotton-: wood route. There issues grade by way of Cottonwood by 7625 feet, equal to nearly a mile and a half of grade ; exceeding 4£ percent. All these things added together make a difference in favor of Cot tonwood in construction cost alone of nearly $115,000.00, 28.9 percent. Enterthins at Card and Music. or , ; Misses Bernice Edwards and j Leasel Hussman entertain a party at cards and music at the home of B L Hulrat eigW oik Wednesday evening Those present were the Misses Margaret Miller, Eva Anderson, ! Martha Lehmann, Rena Seubert and Delma Wilder, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burr, Mr. and Mrs. W T . A. Lustie, Ben and Henry/ Hussman and Henry Edwards. ' - John Bauer arrivée! in Cotton wood from overseas last night and has promised to give the Chronicle ■ readers interesting facts about his ' Jhfe in the front line trenches. ] Riener Arrives Home Sunday. been anxious to get wears an emblem, Clemens Riener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Riener, arrived home Sunday evening from Camp Lew is where he has been stationed since August 28. Clemens, like thousands of other boys was an xious to go across the pond and since the armistice has been signed has home. He which he received at camp as an expert markmenship and his par ents have received a personal let ter from his capftain commenting him very highly. This recom mendation/is something any boy may well feel proud of. ' ° Mathewson Died at Lewiston, Ida. —- Frank Mathewson, age 60 years, and for many years a resident of j the Joseph plains country died at Lewiston recently following an op eration. ' Mr. Mathewson has been afflict ed with paralyis and several years ago underwent an operation by ; which both legs were amputated, Surviving him are his widow, three daughters, one of which is Mrs. W. H. Eller, wife of Sheriff Eller, recently of Cottonwood. ° I Entertains in Honor of Husband Mrs. W. A. Lqstie entertained the members of the Cottonwood school faculty in honor of her hus band's birthday. The occasion was a surprise on the part of her husband. Games were played af- j ter which dainty refreshments were served by the hostess to all those present. In memory of the occasion Mrs. Lustie and the i teachers presented Prof. Lustie with a elegant clock and a K. of P• P* n - -<>- TU r MIT DT ASM I till till AlM i RETURNING BOYS Cottonwood Commercial Club to Welcome All Soldier and Sailor | Boys at the Depot. —...... - ..... j —...... - ..... j The entertaining committee of the Cottonwood Commercial Club composed of T. F. Schaecher, chairman* Eugene Mauer, Ray Nims, Tom Parker, John Nash and C. A. Johnson have outlined q program in honor of all return ing Soldiers as follows: The committee proposes to have some of its members met every returning soldier at the depot to ^ we i C ome him back home. It is, the intention of the committee to ; gj ve a dance and reception, every ! mon th for the boys returning and j an( j w h en all the boys in khaki, anc j b i ue have returned they will i give a final rousing reception to ab hoys who have returned from their various stations to which ; Uncle Sam has assigned them. Relatives or friends who have been notified of any soldier re turning home will please notify , any member of this committee so j ; that proper arrangements can be made to meet them at the train. The public is invited to attend these receptions and dances as j î? ey a *J held f ™ m K time to time. j , lng 0 e . ree . ,° , ie Soldier boyS but a nommal cha ^ e will be made to the public «ode fray the ex P enses of such 8 ather - ings * • ! -"- : Montana Man Buys Property Here —^ Jack Hale, of Rothimay, Mont., last week purchased the Chris Schaecher home in this city. The | Schaecher home is one of the best residence property here. It has its own private water and light ■ ing system. ' The price paid for the homp ] was $2500. I Creamery Makes Fine Showing. At the annual meeting of the Cottonwood Co-operative cream ery held January 13, the condition of the creamery was found to be in fine shape and the institution enjoying a material growth. Dur ing the two and one-half years of the creamery's life it has built up a substantial business and, after a depreciation was figured off the building and machinery, it was found the institution had made a net earning of some $2300. This permitted the declaring of an 8 per cent dividend to stockholders for the year 191 g ( and it was re commended to the board of direc tors that for the coming year the dividends to be paid to stockhold ers be approximately 5 or 6 per cent, and a special dividend to j stockholder patrons, and the re maining profits to be divided pro rata among all creamery patrcns /jfor cream delivered during the year. This premium will be in addition to the regular monthly ; price paid for cream and wili be computed at the end of the year on the total amount of cream de livered by each patron, While the creamery was not primarily intended as 'a money making proposition, being started more for the purpose of insuring the farmers of this locality a cor- rect test and price for their cream, d t is still making a reasonably g QO d showing and if the capital sto ck can be sold sufficient to take up preS ent indebtedness and cut j out the paying of a high rate of interest it will ,still do better. The officers hope to be able to dispose G f sto ck enough to pay off the in- i debtness in the near future and w h e n this is accomplished the creamery will pay eight per cent on its capital stock and a nice pre- mi um to patrons each year. As the creamery is strictly a i home enterprise working for the best interests of the farmers and dairymen of this prairie it seems reasonable that every patron of the creamery should hold a nice b i oc k 0 f stock in the concern, | - 0 - McKinley and Haskin Entertain j _ Mrs. Howard McKinley and Mrs. Dick Haskin delightfully entertained a number of their friends at dinner last Saturday evening at the country home of m?s. Haskins. After dinner cards and music were The chief enter taining features. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Haskins, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. McKinley, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lustie, Mrs. R. A. Nims; Mrs. Clara Cramer, ; Miss Addie Wortman, Miss Kay and Miss Vivian and Neal Mc Kinley. ____ i n r(rMnt T „ u son of p k of the Salmon R k ' f H & Home From Camp Lewis. so Sergeant Jack William Rooke, of river country arrived Saturday evening from Camp Lewis where he has been stationed for the past sbc months. Jack left Idaho j COU nty with a contingent of young men f rom Grangeville the latter part 0 f July and has bçen sta tioned at that camp since his ar r j va i there. Like most of the j boys returning from the various ie cam P s throughout the country, e they have increased in weight, a „d physically and morally they - cannot be improved upon. Sergeant Rooke spent Sunday : with relatives and friends m Cot tonwood and left Monday morn in S for , Piston where he will take a boat going up Snake river for his home, | 11 Clara Nau of Anaheins, Cal., who has been visitingat the home of her brother, A. H. NauleftSat urday morning for I erdinand where she will visit with other I relatives. a Comes on the George Washington Mrs. George Jungert received the following letter from her brother, Clyde E. Leonard and is now in a hospital in New York. The letter reads as follows: My Dear Sister: I will drop you a few lines to let you know that 1 am well and that I arrived in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 11. Am hav ing a w'onderful time. We boys are treated very nice here. Peo ple come to the hospital and beg us to go out for a car ride and take us over the city, to a party, or out for a big dinner. They do not charge us one cent and eVen ask where we wish to go to morrow. I came across the pond on the Geo. Washington, the ship that took the president to France. This ship was taken from the Germans by the U. S. It surely is a swell ship. It took nine days to make the trip and it usually is irre'e in7days, but we faced a storm'mest of the way over. We sailed from Brest and we left the French people very happy. I Lave some papers that were printed on the ship that I will send you which tells of all of our amusements and excitement on j the way over. ! Give my address to all my friends, write very soon and tell ! me all the news. Have any of ! the boys returned to Cottonwood? j Please send me the Cottonwood a paper me. for Commercial Club Indorses Allen. 1 Tell everyone hello Your brother, Clyde E Leonard. My address is Greenhut Hospi tal, No. 3, Çed 50, Ward 8, N. Y. ! The following is a copy of a c1re<^ to the State High- • way Commission, at Boise, by the ; Cottonwood Commercial Club: To the Honorable Chairman 1 and members of the board. State Highway Commission, Boise, Idaho. In view of the fact that State Engineer H. C. Allen's term of office is about to expire, we hereby petition your honorable body for his reappointment, and would submit the following reasons for so doing: That he is thoroughly familiar with all of the details ef fecting the North and South State Highway, a portion of which is now under construction; and is | also familiar with conditions gov-, erning other highways throughout the state, and that a change in that office at this particular time would, in our opinion, be detri mental to the best interests of the state highway construction. Cottonwood Commercial Club.. j j j ! ! Anton Bruegeman, who recent- in Now at Salt Lake City, Utah. ly arrived in the U. S. from over sea service is now in a hospital at Salt Lake City. A newspaper of that city has the following to say or about wounds he received while inaction: , Anton Bruegeman, whose par -1 ents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bruge man, live in Cottonwood, Idaho, was struck in the neck with a in piece of shrapnel during the Ver dun fight. The fragment caused the chords of his neck to tighten so he could not move his arms, j After an operation his condition j continually improved, until now j he can move almost as well as ev er. He was with the 110 infantry, seeing about five month's service in Europe. The sewing class of the home economic department of the Cot tonwood high school will give an exhibition of their work in the high school bungalow, Friday, February 7, from 3 to 5 p. m. The public in general is invited to attend this exhibition. Work on North and South Road. Construction work on the Whitebird-Grangeville link of the north and south state highway system has been commenced by Dan Johnson, sub-contractor for a mile of rock work between Whitebird and Salmon river. A crew of fifteen men is now em- ployed in clearing the right-of- way and a larger force will be em- ployed as soon as the actual con- struction work has been organized. Engineer J. J. McCreedy and his assistant, M. J. Scott, have estab- lished headquarters there for the winter to direct the highway con- struction. j m ight occur to further delay the ! needed improvement. The pres en ce of the contractors and the ! actual inauguration of construc ! tion work is, therefore, a matter j much satisfaction to the people the entire region The actual beginning of the^ highway construction is a matten S1 of much satisfaction to the resi dents of the Salmon river country and 1 Idaho county who have con tended with .heavy grades and mud since the first settlement of the country. The construction of a modern, hard surface highway on a five percent grade from the river to the Grangeville plateau was regarded as something for the future and there has been general apprehension that something The Security Bridge company is now engaged in the construction of the bridge across the Salmon river to connect the south side of the river with the state highway. The piers have been installed and 1 tne woldt on *-he superstructure ! has been commenced. of MEMORIAL FOR COUNTY ROYS Services to be Held at the County Seat for All Boys Who Have Died for their Country. Public services in memory of all Idaho county soldiers and sail ors who have died of wounds or on the battle field will be held at Grangeville, Sunday, February 2. Grangeville is making prepara tjons to make this memorial ser vice one 0 f the largest and most impressive ever witnessed in the county seat. Speakers of promin ence from various sections of the county will speak. On account of the influenza epi j demie these services have been j somewhat neglected all over the j county and as the flu ban is lift ed in various sections of the ! county these services have been ! carried out in honor of the boys in their respective communities from which they came. Grange ville now is planning on having a county memorial service in hon or of all boys who have died for their country, , Many Cottonwood people have already made plans to attend and those who attend perhaps will wit ness a scene that does not happen in every man's life, Following is a list of boys in whose honor the memorial will be held: Julius Holthaus, Cottonwood. Clark D. Jessup, Cottonwood, i Bernard Doll', Ferdinand. Leland Toll, Kooskia. Francis Chamberlain, Riggins, j Earl English, Kooskia. Frank Burlinghoff, Whitebird. Clarence Oliver Watson, Boles. Omer K. Ewing, Stites. Lt. John A. Long, Grangeville. Henry Hesterman, Grangeville. Grover Johnson, Grangeville. Fdward Stienbach, Grangeville. William Shields, Grangeville. Ivan Brockman, Grangeville. Ralph Brockman, Grangeville. S1 . ^ student, suffered amputation NEWS AR00N0 THE STATE of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. Dr. J. D. Adair, s of Moscow, but who has practiced in the Gen esee country for a number of years, was appointed state veterinarian last Saturday by Governor Davis. The demobilization of the en tire 13th division at Camp Lewis was authorized in orders received recently by army officials. This prder involves 10,000 men. Lester Albert, a former Univeri i j of both legs recently at Fort Spel ling, Minn., where he is in the military hospital. Mr. Albert has undergone a series of operations since he lost his legs while operat ing an army searchlight inlYance several months ago. , W. J. Jordan, the well known popular freight and passenger agent of Lewiston, Idaho will be glad to learn that he is rapidly re covering from the severe attack pf appendicitis. He was taken down while out on the road and was im mediately rushed to the railroad hospital at Missoula. Mr. Jor dan has many friends in Cotton wood and Idaho county who will welcome this good news of bis speedy recovery from the recant attack of appendicitis. It is feared that L C. Hatta baugh will lose sight of one of bis * eyes, the result of an accident a short time ago. Mr. Hattabaugh was preparing kindling wood ope evening when a splinter flew up and struck him in the eye. Fora while it was feared that it woi^d foe necessary to remove the eye en tirely but the attending physician is now of the opinion that he may escape with the sight partially im paired. Mr. Hattabaugh is an old Idaho county resident, betrag known to practically all of .the old pioneers of the county. He was engaged in the hardware business at Grangeville for many years. The prosecuting attorney at Coeur d'Alene is filing a test case in the district court on hebalf Of of Kootenai county, appealing from the act of the county com missioners ordering the county at torney to dispense with further proceedings in tax foreclosure ac tions now pending with it is nac cessary to secure service by publi cation of summons, where the full cost of said foreclosure proceed ings woufd exceed the amount of the taxes sued for. The health officer at Kellogg, has issued the following regula tions during the influenza quar antine: Public schools to be open Monday under supervision of school nurses, three to be employ ed. Churches may resume servic es, only every other pew to be oc cupied and buildings to be disin fected before and after each. ser vice; pool halls and cigar stores may open and also the moving picture shows, the latter to use only every other seat in every other row; no person under 21 to be allowed in pool halls, cigar stores, theaters, or other public places; all dances, social gather ings, public meetings and lodge meetings are prohibited. Was On His Way—Ordered Back Henry Hattrup, son of Hubert Hattrup arrived in Cottonwood Tuesday evening from Camp Lee, Va. He received an honorable discharge at Camp Lee. Mr. Hattrup and his company were on their way to France when the armistice was signed and were or dered back by wireless. Their ship had been sailing 30 hours when caUetkbaek.