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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 10.
COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1919. $2.00 PER YEAR A.G. JOHNSON DIES FRIDAY Pioneer Resident of Nezperce Prairie Passes Away At the Home of His Daughter Senator A. J. Johnson, a pion eer resident of Nezperce prairie died here last Fri'day at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Mc Culley, his only surviving near relative from complications inci dent to old age. Mr. Johnson, who was 80 years of age was stricken with a paralytic stroke a few years ago from which he never fully recovered. Senator Johnson settled on the Nezperce reservation near Nez perce when the prairie was first opened up for settlement and or years was engaged in farming. After retiring from his farm he became more or less interested in politics and when Lewis and Clearwater counties where created out of old Nez Perce county he was elected joint senator from these two counties. He was also a member of the G. A; R. and has also been honored by that organi zation. Mr. Johnson was a man of strong character and enjoyed the Very highest regard of his neigh bors, and this was especially true in his' home community where he was known to almost every man, woman and child. He came to Cottonwood this fall to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. J. B. McCulley, who made his remaining days as pleasant as possible and his death was not unexpected as he had been growing weaker day by day. The death of Mr. Johnson, takes another one of those sturdy old pioneers who faced the hard ships of the early days, and whose number are decreasing fast year by year. The remains were prepared for shipment by Undertaker Nau and shipped to his old home at Nez perce Sunday morning where the funeral services where held the same day. The services were at tended by his many friends at,, the Lewis county metropolis, j The body was laid to rest in the ! Nezperce cemetery. Fisher Named Game Warden Don Fisher, recently returned from overseas, and who was a Cottonwood visitor last week from his home at Grangeville has been named assistant chief deputy ________Tv/r- ! ! game warden. Mr. Fisher's ter ritory will embrace Idaho county ; and perhaps portions ».Lewis and i .Clearwater counties, it being the purpose of the department to es tablish the district according to natural boundaries rather than the county lines. Mr. Fisher is recognized as. one of the leading sportsmen of Idaho ahd is especially well qualified for the work of the office to which he has-been appointed. Mr. Fisher held the position of deputy game warden for a part of Idaho county under the Haynes administration'and proved to be one of the best deputies in the en tice state. His new appointment | will give him much more territory j to handle then under his juris diction some four years ago. His muiuu hume îyui jfcdia... many friends m Cottonwood wish j to congratulate him on his ap- i pointaient, many of whom used \ their influence with state officials j in behalf of Mr. Fisher. Accord ing to reports there were several applicants for the position. - 0 - The Rev. Marion Sligar arrived here Tuesday evening to assume his duties as pastor at the Meth-1 odist Church. There will be serv-. ices Sunday at 11:00 o'clock. Raises Thoroughbred Poultry among one of the leading indus E. T. Stolz of Greencreek who has been raising thoroughbred poultry in Idaho county for some years was a Cottonwood business visitor this week. Mr. Stolz at thè present time has 120 thorough bred chickens on his farm, his main variety being th§ Rose Comb Rode Island Reds which he has raised for the past ten years and which he considers to be one of the best laying varities for Camas prairie. The past two years he has alsoffieep engaged in raising White Wyandotte and has also just started to experiment with Black Minorcas. Last year he sold 165 settings of eggs, 15 efegs to a setting, during the months of March, April and May besides using 600 eggs for his own use and from which he raised 450 fine birds. Mr. Stolz uses scientific means in raising his poultry, feeding be ing done by weighing out so much feed for each pen, keeping an ac curate record of all eggs layed each day and etc. At the end of each month he is then in posses sion of information that few poul try men strive to possess. He knows exactly what each pen of birds cost in the outlay of feed and what their returns have been to him. He stated that poultry raising has not been as profitable to him as years gone by, due to the high cost of feed and the recent drop in the price of eggs. He also stated that he had accurate infor mation concerning his flock, wfiich if put in print, many would doubt as such, but will be glad to show anyone who is interested. Poultry raising according to U. S. government reports ranks tries of the nation and with some ! good system tô follow we cannot ! see why it could not be made a ; profitable business on Camas Pra- j irie or at least a fine side line for the farmers. P. A. Gaul Is Now Recovering P. A. Gaul who has been very ill at his home the past week, j and whose life was hanging on a ! balance several times during the , . , ! at one time thought he w*s entire y rid of the disease and after get tmg out of bed took a relapse which almost cost him hik life. Dr. j Orr, the attending physican stat- 1 week from the effects of influenza is reported to be improving nicely now. Mr. Gaul contracted in fluenza some two weeks ago and ! ed today that he was now doing ; ! as, well as could be expected and ; wWiou complications ! i in . would continue to im prove daily, which is surely grati fying news to his many friends. Miss Lehman is Called Home Miss Martha Lehman teacher of the 4th and 5th' grades of the Cottonwood schools was sum moned home Tuesday morning to Crokston, Minn, by a message ! stating that^her brother had been suddenly killed in an accident, It is not very likely that she will return to Cottonwood to resume | her duties as teacher here. Her j are,being taught by high. school pupils until such a time when the school board can fill her __ 1 j position. . i —— » - \ Entertains Highland School j ■ , Chester Hendrickson treated____ the pupils of the Highland school :toa sleighride Sunday morning follow by a big dinner at the Old ham residence. After the dinner games were played and music in dulged in. All returned to their their homes voting Chester a royal ] entertainer. GOVERNOR 0. W. DAVIS SIGNED NEW STATE PRIMARY LAW Huge Sum for Educational Insti tutions— $2,017,586 is Appro priated by State Legislature Measures of great interest to every citizen in Idaho taken up and acted upon by the state leg islature and governor during the past week are as follows:. (Governor Davis signed the am endatory act which eliminate* the statewide primary on the nomina tion for congressional, state and judicial candidates and substitu tes state conventions for pnrtits. This action was taken through an agreement reached with legisla tive leaders and the governor that the former would amend the bill removing some of the objections the chief executive had to it. The legislature kept its word and introduced and passed under suspension of the rules the amend ments. They change the date of the primary from the third to the second Tuesday in August and permit those desiring to run for office, in the event they are not selected, to become candidates on petitions signed by five members of their party. The democrats in the house asked for a short'time to consider the bill and a recess of 20 minutes was taken, after which they per mitted the rules to be suspended, passing it, but, with the exception of Snow of Lemi and Pugh of Gem voted against it. The republicans supported it solidly. The house passed the general appropriation bill for financial support of state educational insti tritions. The measure earned a grand total of $2,017,586. Completion of Idaho's new capitol building was one step nearer as. the result of the. action Another Boy Burglar Nabbed Riley Scow, a fifteen-year-old I^ewiston boy was arrested by Sheriff William Eller Tuesday be tween Grangeville and Fenn on the charge of burglarizing the Alexander-Freidenrich store at Grangeville from which he had taken a Smith & Wesson revolver and a pair gloves. Entrance to the Grangeville store was effected by throwing a rock through the glass door which mitted him to reach inside and UQfasten the , ock H e arrived in Grangeville Monday evening and jspent'the night abo»t the hotel lnMw whon thtk rnKW „ Pö _ lobby. When the robbery was re ported in Grangeville, the boy was iëënT s *P« tol and it was found that ! formation from him that will also he had left town. He was follow ed by Sheriff'Eller and was arrest ed on the road between Grange ville and Fenn. Young Scow was also wanted by the Lewiston authorities where he is said to have entered the Klonick second-hand store. Scow will be returned to Lewiston. The officers there expect to. obtain in clear up a number' of. pplice mat ters in that city. Will Move to New Ranch D L Rosengrant3 who held a of his belonvinus near Voll ^ of bls belongin, f "f r ^ 1 mer, will remove to the Steen ranch on the upper Snake river at Billy creek where Mr. Rosen grants will engage in the raising of cattle and sheep for the mar ket. The Steen ranch was pur i a _____ _ ___________ t __ chased by Mr. Rosengrants last year and is recognized as one of the best livestock outfits in the upper Snake river country. The ranch embraces 2,854 acres of land of which 250 acres are under cultivation and devoted to the growing of hay for winter feed taken by thejiouse of representa tive in passing the $900,000 bond issue measure to raise the neces sary funds ijo build the wings to the main edifice erected several year# ago. The vote stood 51 for to 11 against. The house also voted $25,000 to Kootenai county to be used in j buildmg canals leading from thl j Spokane river to lake Coeur d' ! Alene so that water can be deliv ered for the reclamation of a large j area of land, i his measure has an '■excellent prospect of going through the senate and receiving the approval of the governor. The general appropriation bill carrying the budgets for the new state cabinet form of government, all commissions, boards, executive and judicial departments, was in troduced, It carries a total of $1,450,000. This is ah increase of several hundred thousand over the amount apportioned two years ago. It will probably be cut down before finally approved by the legislature. One of the outstanding features of the weeks session was the de feat of the woman's welfare com missioner bill, indorsed by the woman's clubs of the state. It sought to create the office of wel fare commissioner so that wages and working conditions of women would be improved. It lost on final passage by a vote of 3'4 to 23. The state senate paved the way for the creation of a new state council of defense and continua tion, of the defense system as ad äwiMV by 4he federal govern ment, for it passed a bill so pro viding, the appropriation, how ever being reduced from $50,000 to $5,000. , ing. The land is well and is easily irrigated. watered Mr. Rosengrants was formerly, engaged in farming and stock raising on the Camas Prairie. The ranch near Winona was sold ! last year and on Tuesday of this week he conducted an auction sale five miles of Vollmer, of such livestock as will not be needed on the upper Snake river. At the sale Mr. Rosengrants offered all his purebred hogs, about thirty head of homes and some cattle; The horses sold up to $400 a span, grade cows from $85 to $90, registered male andj female hogs from $60 to $100. Everything else sold in proportion ! and machinery also brought an exceptionally good price under the | hammer of Auctioneer Harry C. Granke. Card Party Monday Evening i The ladies of the Rebekah lodge on Monday evening entertained a number of persons at 500. Four teen tables were required, to ac comodate those present who wish ed to enjoy the evening's enter tainment. After several hours of ! t playing a dainty luncheon was served by the ladies in charge of thé affair to all those present. The winners of the evening were: First prize, ladies — Mrs. ( Ray Nims; firsy prize, gentlemen, T. C. Keith. 4_ (> _ j Licenses Issued at Grangeville Marriage licenses were issued at Grangeville March 6 to Edgar C. Wortman and Clara K. Cramer manager of the Nezperce Tele phone Company of Cottonwood. Earl W. Richie who at the pre sent time is acting as station agent during the absence of Geo. ! Poler and Doroth Barker of. Gr&ngeville were also issued mar- 1 ^iage licenses. IMPORTANT NOTICE Notice has come to the atten tion of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cottonwood, Idaho, of numerous violations of the state law in regard to the opera tion of pool halls and slot ma chines, and in the selling of to bacco to minors. To all whom this may concern: Notice is hereby given that the state law forbids minors under twenty years of age being allowed j frequent pool halls. Selling to j bacco j 0 a^y form to minors is ! absolutely prohibited. The opera tfon of slot machines, punch j boards and any similar gambling dev j ce j s ajgo prohibited by State Law. Notice is hereby given, that the law in regard to these matters wiH be inforced, and any viola tions thereof will be prqmptly reported to the prosecuting attor ney and sheriff of this county. By order of the Board of Trustees. John Funke, Marshall. Solons to Adjourn This Week The fifteenth Idaho legislature will adjourn Friday or Saturday of this week if the present plans of the leaders in the two houses materialize, 'f'hey are exerting every effort to move the import ant legislation out of the way so this can be accomplished. It is not possible, they say now, to ad journ sine die on the last legisla tive per diem day, Thursday, as had been hoped. Members will have to work at least one andipjro bably two days overtime to. extri cate the lawmaking machine from the masses of accumulated mea sures. In the meantime the more important bills are being consi dered. J — Company Completes Bridge The Security Bridge Company of Lewiston has completed the $23,000 bridge across Salmon river at Whitebird. This bridge has been a needed improvement ! for the Salmon river people for some time and its completion will add materially to the future de . on ^ rampage and with the completion of this bridge as well ! as several others which are ' u " der consideration, the fording of the | velopment of that section Good roads and a few more bridges will make the Salmon river country one of most pros perous sections of the county. In times past several lives were lost each year by persons trying to cross Salmon river when it was* river which is a most dangerous undertaking under good condi tions will be eliminated. The Security Co. is now con structing two other steel bridges across Whitebird creek. Machinery Sellât Good Prices The Fredricksen sale held at i^enn last week was well at ! t ended and machinery brought 8°° d prices. The sale was pro The sale was 8 ressin 8 nicely until about noon when a severe snow storm hamp iered operations fora while and ( cover ed many of the articles of f ered f° r säl®- Mr. Fredricksen was obliged sell bis holdings, j due to the fact that the farm eer I. E. Zuver of Grangeville had charge of the sale.. ! —-°-j—— The Rebekahs will give another which he had been cultivating was recently sold and the new owners took possession at once. He has not decided what his plans for the future will be.«but his many friends hope he will re main on Camas Prairie. Auction 1 card party Friday evening March fourteenth. NEWS AROUND TOE STATE Items of Interest Fron» Various Sections Reproduced ior Ben efit of Our Readers. Twenty-five head of fat Here fords sold at Genesee last week for $3,717.60, or an average of $148.70 per head. The money value of Idaho'» 1918 mining products will pro bably aggregate about $40,000, 000; large percentage credited to Coeur d' Alene district. Idaho's standing timber is es timated at 130,000,000,1)00 feet standing timber.- At the present rate the cutting will last 150 years *$6,000,000 is available for con struction of good roads in Idaho from the Federal government (hiring the next three years if the state puts up a similar amount. The gencuaJ appropriation bill introduced in the legislature car ries a total of $40,000 per annum to be divided equally between the Lewiston Livestock show and the state fair at "" Snow has fallet* steadily foi three days at Avèry, Idaho since February 28-an<j the railroads are badly cripplied. Milwaukee pas senger trains are being derouted over the Northern Pacific because of the snow slides in the Bitter Root mountain», C. F. Burr, age 66, a pioneer of Genesee, and who has lived in Lataih county foxy more than 80 years, died last week of paralysis. Mr. Burr leaves a family of four sons and three daughters. BfegtK U.8. well knowftt to many Idaho residents, particularly those who have bad business with the land office, has been renominated for the «receivership by President Wilt son. '. > Pinioned for seven hours be neath a fallen tree, W. E. McNeil was discovered in the woods, near Edgemere, where he. had been working alone, recently. Both legs were broken and his right shoulder dislocated, but is believ ed, despite his injuries and the exposure, that 1 he will recover. Charles B. Holt, a pioneer of Moscow celebrated his 80th birth day Saturday. Mr. Holt came to Whitman county, Washington territory in 1887, and took a pre emption claim and a homestead near Stanley south of Pullman. He. came to, Moscow in 1884 and has lived in the same house ever since. Miss Hattie Hibbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Hibbe, of Lapwai, has received the appoint ment as postmistress at Lapwai and her commission is expected to arrive within, a few days. Miss Hibbs took the civil service ex amination several months ago and the appointment is the reward for the splendid efficiency shown. The : office at the present time pays about $80 a month. Mrs, La urina R. Moore, age 65, comitted'suicide at the home of her son-in-law, Otto Schlueter, two.mtles west ■ of Moscow, just across the line in Washington, by hanging herself in a woodshed. She fastened a piece of binding twine around her neck, and get tihg on a box, fastened the twine to a rafter, then stepped off the bdx. She was dead when found. She left a note addressed to her son, George C. Moore, Whittier, Chi., in which' she had written: 'Tam tired of living. My gopd b^ to all.'' Her daughter, Mr», to Schlueter, is in a hospital ith a baby boro recently. She not been told of her mother'«