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$2.00 PER YEAR
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
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
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
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.
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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 -
I till till AlM i
Cottonwood Commercial Club to
Welcome All Soldier and Sailor |
Boys at the Depot.
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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 * •
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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,
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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
n r(rMnt T „ u son of
p k of the Salmon
R k ' f H &
Home From Camp Lewis.
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,
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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.
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
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
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..
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-
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.
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
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
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
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.

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