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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 8. COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FFBRUARY 21, 1919. ' $2.00 PEk YEAR FARM BUREAU TO ORGANIZE Sections of the County—Cot tonwood Date Set Later Meeting$ Will be Held in Various At a meeting of the Farm Bu reau Executive Committee on Sat urday .February 15, at C^tangeville Lieutenant R. R. Groninger, form erly County Farm Agent of Bing ham County Idaho and with tjje: Extension Department of the University, told of the work of the Farm Bureau in other counties. At this meeting it was decided,to complete the organization of the Bureau in this county. Leaders for this work were named for every community and a schedule | of .meetings arranged at which | the plans and purposes o he Bureau explained. It is hoped that! as many farmers as can will turn out and discuss fully all the de tails so that a thorough under-; standing may be had. Edgar Fry of Ferdinand, acting president of _the Idaho County Farm Bureau in the absence of President August Schroeder, who is now engaged in legislative i work at Boise, and Ed Nelson of Fenn, secretary, are heading the 1 reorganization of the 1 arm Bureau I for 1919. 1 he following men were selec ted as temporary organization leaders and meetings called: Grangeville—Ralph Teicher, G. f A. Cowgill, leaders, Monday, Feb. 24, 1:30 p. m., I. O. O. F. hall. Harpster James Surridge, lead er; Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1:30 p. m. c Clearwater Harry Baker, lead er, Wednesday, Feb. 26,1:30 p. m. Sûtes— C. M. Butler, C. E. Ul ery, leader, Thursday, Feb. 27,1:36 j P- , 1 Kooskia - F. F. Quist, leader, ] Friday, Feb. 28, 1:30 p. m. ■ Winona—Adolph Hinkleman, ! leader, March 1, 1:30 p. m. The time and place of meetings j and leaders for the communities' of Greencreek, Ferdinand, West lake, Keuterville, Cottonwood, ; Fenn, Lake and Whitebird will be announced in next week's paper. Lieutenant Groninger accom panied by Farm Bureau members ; will visit the communities andi^h perfect the organizations in each community. j The Farm Bureau is the organi-; zation fostered and backed up by the federal and state govern ments and Ls meeting with favor with local farmers. Farmers unit ; to solve their common problems and federal and state aid is ; brought in to assist in getting re -1 suits. Some of the lines of work that will be attempted this year are squirrel extermination, smut control, grain standardization, control of livestock diseases, etc. 0 " Griner Sale Draws Big Crowd _ mu no/-.- i u U The P. S. Griner sale held on „ . j c u ,. , , Friday, Iebruary 14, twelve miles northeast of Cottonwood was well attended and everything brought gaod prices. Sheep were sold at exceptionally good prices. Grade ewes sold for $17.50 per head and yearling ewes brought the fancy price of $15.00 a piece. Harry Cranke was the auctioneer in charge of the sale and states everything offered for sale brought good prices. It is the intention of Mr. Griner to remove to Washington where he has acquired new holdings and his many friends on Camas prai rie wish him success in his new location. ° Ivan Price, of the Salmon rivft section was a Cottonwood visitor Wednesd|y and Thursday morn ing left for Ft. Lapwai where he 1 Jtt a his cattle an winter range. Are Appointed on Comitiittee Ex-Lieutenant Governor E. L. Parker and wife of this city were appointed as members of the Com m i«e on Reception by John C. Cutler, chairman the congress committee of the League to En force Peace which will hold a meeting at Salt Lake City, Utah on February 21st and 22nd. Mr. Parker also is a member of the executive committee of the League to Enforce Peace, from the state Every state in the an organization. The League to Enforce Peace, which will hold its meeting in Utah is a national organization with William H. Taft, president. Owing to pending business mat ters and the time required to make the trip it is not very likely "^ union has such ^mTbÄ«. Parker willTe abJe to make the ^ and accept the honors bestowed upon them by the league To Remove Bodies to U. S. . * _ Plans for bringing home the bodies of all officers, soldiers and marines now buried on foreign so jj are being worked out by the navy department and the actual wor k w m be undertaken within the next £ew mon ths. The wishes of relatives, how ever, will govern not only as to the return of the bodies, but also as t Q their final disposition. Those brought home either will be sent f orwar( j f or private internment or buried with military honors in the Arlington or some other national cemetery, as the relatives may dt* - c ide. The department's statement sa }(j where private internment was desired the navy would prepay all expenses up to the delivery of the casket to relatives and that the war risk insurance bureau would refund -actual burial expenses not exceeding $100 in each case upon presentation of the claims. c _ , _ , tT _. „ New Teacher Takes Up Duties , Emma Nichols of Spokane ar rived Sunday evening from Spo bane and bas taken up her new duties as teacher of the 7th and S^de of the Cottonwood pub bc spools succeeding Mrs. Laura Burr who resigned her position wee ^ and f° r her home Genesee Saturday morning, Miss Nichols cftmes highly re commended and it is to be hoped ; ^at the change will not interrupt an y ^he school work novv in ; process, lhe school boaid is to be congratulated in securing a teacher with such recommenda tions as Miss Nichol's possesses. f 0 Methodists To Have New Pastor The Rev. Marion W. Sligar has been appointed pastor for the Methodist Church for the remain der of the conference year, suc ,. „ f n m , _ , ceedmg the Rev. L. E. laber* who , . . ® Hoc nod tn enn Yr o Imirai* o Itirnrio for the benefit of his wife's health. Rev. Sliger is an army man, and had just been appointed to a chaplaincy at the time the armis tice was signed. He expects to hold services here next Sunday, | February 23rd. Buy 2000 Acre Stock Ranch - Riley Rice returned Tuesday even i ng from Montana where he ^ on business. While in the treasure state, Mr. Rice and his f our g^g c i osef j a deal whereby they became owners of a 2000 acre stock ranch in southwestern Montana, in Beaverhead county. Mr. and Mrs. Rice do not expect to leave Idaho county as their 1 holdings will be managed by their »son». | P an ^ M HONORS SOLDIER BOVS Reception Held at I. O. O. F. Hall and Dance at K. of C. Hall— Many Were Present The reception and dance given by the Cottonwood Commercial Club Friday evening, February 14 in honor of all returned soldier and sailor boys was attended by j several hundred citizens of Cot tonwood and immediate vicinity- j Both halls were decorated with flags and bunting, suitable for the occasion. That the evening was enjoyed by the boys, one has only to be reminded by the numerous re- j marks make by the boys as The j j tel tain us guys. 80010 1 dance," "Gee is't the music great," "Go on, no K. P. for me-— I'm going to dance this waltz" and numerous other expressions of the same nature. The reception of the boys was held at the I. O. O. F. hall at 7:30 shffrp which consisted of singing, speaking and a general welcom ning home of the boys. The pro gram rendered was aè follows: Star Spangled Banner, audi ence. \ Speech, Geo. M. Robertson. Solo, "Sweet Bells of Peace," Mrs. Keith. \ Orchestra selection, Grange ville Cowboy orchestra. Song, "When the Boys Come Home," glee club. Reception. Each and every number of the program was enthusiastically re ceived and encores were in- order during the evening. After the re- j ception the main feature of the] evening took place at the K. of j C. hall, the dance. Music was furnished by the Grangeville Cowboy band orchestra. About twenty soldier boys and j two sailors were guests of honor j The Cottonwood Commercial Club, and especially the commit tee in charge of the affair are to be congratulated on their work in making it such a splendid suc cess. Mission Draws Large Crowd The mission services given at the Catholic church this week have been drawing enormous crowds. The two Mission Fath ers are both splendid orators, far above the average and are well versed on the subjects upon which. they speak. The evening servi- ■ ces especially* have been excep- j tionally well attended by Protes tants and Catholics alike and the ; church has been filled to its capa- j city every evening. These ser-; vices will continue for the re mainderof the week, closing Sun day evening. - 0 - Sell Two Carloads of Autos The Cottonwood Hardware Co. j this week sold two carloads of j Dodge cars, one going to Curtis Miller at Nezperce and the other! to Eimers' Qarage at Grangeville. | The Cottonwood Hardware Com- 1 has exclusive agency for day morning for Colton, Wn. and ! Genesee where he will hold reli gious services. He expects to be gone for several days. this popular make of car in Idaho and Lewis counties. G. F. Me-f Kinney, manager ^of the - concern predicts a heavy sale of these cars 1 the coming spring and summer, They also haye the agency for the Oldsmobile for Idaho county and have a number of buyers in view for this make of a car. i ----"--- ^The-Rev. Father Phillips was a passenger for Lewiston Wednes PLATT BROTHERS SELL AT $35,000 Sheep Business Acquired Keane, Bettison and Kemp Range on China Creek by A deal was closed Friday at Grangeville whereby Platt broth ers, well known stockmen of the Salmon river disposed of their large sheep holdings to Messrs, Keane, Bettison and Kemp. The following is the details of the deal as given out by Mr. Kemp to the to of ed Lewiston Tribune, and one of the purchasers of the sheep: An important development in the sheep-raising industry is pro m i se d in a deal closed on Friday j n Grangeville by Messrs. Arthur £• Keane ' C - E - Be,ttajn and W. Kemp, the particulars of which were given by Mr. Kemp, who is now visiting in Lewiston, expect ing to return to Grangeville on Monday.-' The transaction involves the j. yearling and 1,200 acres of land ; also the leasing of .2,000 acres of land and full equip ment from Platt Bros., at China Creek, on the Salmon river, the consideration being $35,000. Of the ewes 1,100 are due to lamb in April, having wintered j finely, and there are great pros pects for good lambing. Mr. Keane is in the cattle busi-1 ness and will continue to raise cattle and manage the sheep in b winter. Mr. Bettinson is also in- j terested 'with Messrs. Kemp & . Bettinson,. another sheep firm, of: which he is manager. He is to j m^ke a trip to „England in Jui^ . to visitpeople. j Mr.Kemp still has *fcownsheep;^l^^ businesf to manage, and willytake care of the three combined Sheep establishments this summer, j three bands of the sheep summering in the Buffalo Hump country and one band of mutton sheep on Craig mountain. The new combination succeeds to the entire sheep business of Platt Bros., who have operated in the sheep line for the past eight years on the Salmon river, in Idaho county. Mr. Kemp, who expects to leave for China Creek ori next Thurs day, regards the outlook as very bright for the sheep industry in Idaho. Dies At Portland February 17 —— i Charles McDonald, well-knowni i^ w j ston attorney, died Monday at St. Vincent hospital, Portland. ; Mr. McDonald had been in Port i an d under treatment and a few days ago it was decided that a surg i ca i operation was necessary. The operatson seemed successful and his friends were hopeful that he would recover. ; Mr. McDonald was well and ! j favorably known in Cottonwood, j having many personal friends here who deeply regret his untimely death. Mr. McDonald was a | prominent lodge man, being a 1 member of the K. of C., always taking an active interest in this organization. He has paid Cot tonwood several visits in the in teres^s of this lodge. , i 1 At the first state convention of the K. of C. held at Boise in. 1908, he was elected to the office of state Advocate and in 1909 he prospLive^fconSwith L Mgh<*t honors that can be given by a i state convention of this order, that of state deputy and the fol lowing'year was again given the same honor. He was also a very prominent member of the Elks. Funeral services were held at Vancouver, Washington where the remains were laid to rest. 1 Big Steam Shovel is Wrecked The big 80,000 pound steam shovel which is to be used on the North and South state highway was wrecked at Grangeville last week while on its journey to the road where it will be used for ex cavation purposes on the new highway. The wreck was due, according to Mr. Brown, of the Hoskins & Co., contractors of the road, to the fact that the frozen earth over which the shovel was being moved gave away under the heavy weight of the machine. The track on which the shovel was being mov ed was also slippery, due to snow melting and freezing, and when the big machine began to slide it did not stop until it had toppled over on its side. It is estimated that it will cost the$1000 to put the big shovel to normal position again. Most of this sum will be paid to workmen for labor in er ecting it. Very little damage was done 4o the machine itself. j. __ No Extension on Income Tax That there will be no general extension of time beyond March 15 for the filing of returns and for the payment of income and excess profits due on that date, is the de ' j cislon of Daniel C. Roper, com missioner of internal revenue, The announcement was made by Collector David J. Williams, im mediately following the approval b y the senate of the re P° rt of tbe j conferees on the new revenue bill, . "A financial emergency makes ^ neceasar y to gel tbe initial tax payments in by Marchais, qpys . Commissioner Roper. ^ No other fcourse is possi le. Some months *fcownsheep;^l^^ the war, the treasury issued cer tificates of indebtedness to an] amount approximating $800,000, 000, maturin g March 15. The first payment of the income and excess profits taxes for 1918 was planned for that date, to meet this huge obligation. "The American people have proven that there is no emergency too great to be met and solved by cooperation. This present situation is another emergency which can be overcome by cooperation. The bureau extends its every force to ward this end, and I am relying upon the people to meet the situa tion whole-heartedly. "The internal revenue bureau must carry out the program pres* cribed in the new law, which re i quires all returns for 1918 to be filed on or . bef °f ^. arch 15 - jf 91 , 9 ' and requires , the first Q uarterl y ; P a y ment or the entire payment to be made on or before that date ' "Every taxpayer who can pos- Slb ly do so is urged to make full P a J me ^ of bl ?*" co "? e tex ° r before Märch i5. The quarterly P a y™nt method is intended for taxpayers whose financing of the ; tax at one time would tend to up set local financial conditions. "The bureau has arranged to ! f^ nd an advisory force of several . , , P oin ^ w er ^ ey consulted wi - 'thousands of deputies and agents to assist taxpayers. These officers will be stationed at convenient needed advice and assistance in °^t charge.,Taxpayers should take the initiative and get m touch i w,th these revenue men for any nrpnarin „ rpturns P L f . ' . The forni j for , tax returns ar ® bein 8 P nnt - e d and all forms will b e in the hands, of collectors by a March l - 0 Five cars of hogs were shipped out of Cottonwood Tuesday morp- ing. Three ears were shipped by the Cottonwood Milling Co. to Seattle and two cars by the Fahxf- ers Union, these going to the Sp6- 1 kane markets. NEWS ABOUND THE STATE , A Items of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. Captain J. C. Oylar, aged 80, of Potlatch, Idaho died February 15 at his home there where he has resided for morë than forty years, He was a veteran of the pivil war. The jury in the case of C. H. Reedy, of Coeur d'Alene, charged with the murder of W. A. Ruth ford last November, brought in a verdict of not guilty. • According to information giveh out by the war department at Washington recently on the num ber of men furnished by the vari ous states of the union Idaho was given credit for 19,00p men. The Mohler ridge section voted the creation of the North highway district in Lewis county by a vote of 40 for and 1 against the pro ject. The Bonners Ferry Lumber company has started to cut 500, 000 feet of cottonwood timber. The company has not found a market for Ehe produce as yet but expects the lumber will be used by box makers and coffin manu facturers. *j« be report of the postmaster at L^feton f or 1918, as compared . of approximately 4B per cent Du> ^ 1917 the receipts The house agricultural commit tee recently approved an amend ment'to the government guaran teed wheat price bill tnaking the measure effective until October 31, 1919, instead of December 31, 1919, as originally provided. / wth 1917, shows an increase hi amoun ted to $44,018, while for the year just closed they were $65, 500. % E. R. Bailey, 6f thé Northwest Aircraft company, of Spokane, which recently leased 1,000 acres of city park holdings in Spokane * for an airplane field and announc ed its purposes to establish an air plane route between Spokpne, Lewiston, Moscow and other cities, says the experimental flight is to be made within a short time. A new road with a minimum grade of five per cent is fieing' built between Kendrick and Juli aetta in the extreme southern part of Latah county. The towns are four miles apart and the road has always been bad owing to two steep hills. The road Improve ment is being made by citizens of the two towns, who donated cash and work. Sergeant Ralph J. Gregory, age 25, oldest son of W. K. Gregory of Lenore, Idaho,, who was a mem ber of the First division machine gun battalion, and who was one of Pershings veterans, and fought in practically every battle with the Americans on the French front, has the unusual distinction of having had niné distinct cita tions for bravery under fire on the battlefield awarded him. The house of representatives gavé its approval Febrùary 15 to the exclusive teaching of English in the schools of the state, for it passed the Cowles bill so provid ing. The vote was unanimous. This act makes it unlawful for any school instructor to teach or cause to be taught in the grade and high schools "any subject in any language other than the Eng lish language." The provisions of the act, however, do not apply to instruction in any particular langugage for the purpose of teaching that language, or to the lise of foreign words and phipses in darignating scientific tanas.