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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
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
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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.
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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
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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
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\ 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.
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
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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..
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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
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.
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
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'«

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