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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 11. COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1919. , $2.00 PER YEAR ~ " •" ! ' S—*—— TWO DEATHS INJNE DAY Margaret Lies Dies Within Three Days After Taking 111— Geisse Old Timer in Cottonwood Cottonwood was greatly shock ed Wednesday morning to learn of the death of Miss Margaret Lies, 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lies of this city. Margaret was assisting in nursing her sister, Mrs. Ben Albers, who is seriously ill with pneumonia from whom she contracted the flu Sunday and which qjuckly de veloped into a severe case of pneumonia and from the effects of which she died Wednesday morning, after an illness of only three days. Miss Lies was born in Oklaho ma, December 19, 1899 and has been a resident of Cottonwood for about four years. Prior to this time she lived on a farm with her parents in the Fenn section. En dowed with a sunny and gracious disposition, womanly in all things she was known and loved by everyone. Besides her sorrowful parents she leaves several brothers and sisters to mourn her loss. 1 hear a voice you cannot hear Who says, I must not stay. 1 see a hand you cannot see, Which beckons me away. Funeral arrangements at the time of going to press were not ' completed owing to the expected arrival of two brothers from Cali- ! fornia who will arrive probably j tonightor on tomorrow evening's train. * Undertaker Nau has charge of the body. Bernard Geisse, an old time resident of Cottonwood died at his home in the outskirts of the city Wednesday after an illness of some time due to infirmities of old age. Mr. Geisse, was born in Germany and was about 76 years old. He came to Cottonwood in the early days and resided on his farm until some years ago when he disposed of it and removed to Cottonwood. Little is known of his living relatives. He has a son who i supposed to be engaged in the live stock business, operating be tween Seattle and Alaska but of whom no word has been received for some time. Funeral services were held Fri day morning at 8:30 from the Catholic church with Father Willibrord in charge of the ser vices. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery north of Cottonwood. Undertaker Nau had charge of the funeral arrangements. Wortman-Cramer Marriage Edgar C. Wortman, of Grange ville, and Clara C. Cramer sur prised their many friends in Cot tonwood when they proceeded to Grangeville and there were mar ried last Thursday. The wedding took place at the residence of Rev. A. J. Pine, in Grangeville who also pronounced them man and j wife. They were attended by the i bride's sister and Franklin Pet fjbone. I The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wortman who re- ; side north of Grangeville and has | many friends in Cottonwood. The bride is the efficient mana ger oî the Nezperce Telephone Co. of this city and her friends are numbered by her acquain tance. Mr. and Mrs. Wortman will make their home in Cotton wood. , The Chronicle joins their many j friends in wishing them a happy wedded life. of ' ! j Schroeder Returns from Boise Representative August Schroe der returned Monday evening from Boise where he has been a member of the state legislature for the past two months. He re turned with other north Idaho legislators in a special car from Boise as far as Riparia. Representative Schroeder has made an excellent record for him self in the'house and was always working for the best interest of the state as a whole and especially for Idaho county, took an active interest when the North and South appropriation bill was framed and passed by the legislature. Idaho county was indeed fortu nate in obtaining a candidate to accept the office of representative He more than as Mr. Schroeder, being a man of broad views, and having himself made a splendid success of his own private affairs he used only the same good business judgment at state capitol in voting on that the state capitol in measures that came before body. Mr. Schroeder stated that he was more than pleased to get home, as the life of a lawmaker was beginning to have its effects on him. He is a man, when at home spends most of his time in the open air. Richie-Barker Marriage Earl W. Richie, who has been filling the position of agent for the Camas Prairie Railroad Co. here during the absense of Geo. Poler, and Miss Dorothy Bàrker, Western Union Telegraph opera tor at Grangeville were married at the home of the bride's parents Monday morning, leaving the same day for a ten days honey-, moon trip to coast points. The groom, who has been in Cottonwood but a short time lias made many friends here, all of whom wish him happiness in his wedded life. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Barker of Çlrangeville. Mr. and Mrs. Richie after their honeymoon will make their future home at Ft. Lapwai where Mr. Richie will act in the capacity of ! station agent. -o- . Land Brings $110 An Acre __ Jim Eller, who lives north of Greencreek, sold his ranch Thurs day to Geary Trautman for the handsome sum of $110 an acre. This land is considered to be one of the best quarter sections j i I ; | j in the Greencreek section and is located ten miles from Cotton wood the nearest railroad station! When men like Mr. Trautman purchase land at these figures, paying $17,600 for a quarter it! surely must be about as good land as lays out of doors, as he is con sidered to be an exceptionally good judge of farm values. Mr. Eller's reason for selling his holding was due to the fact that he wishes to farm on a much larger scale. The deal was made by George M. Reed of Grangeville. Named Deputy By Adams Dr. Me Keen Boyce was ap pointed deputy state veterinarian by J. D. Jones, state veterinarian for Idaho and Lewis counties. Dr. Boyce was notified of his ap pointment last Saturday. He will ! make his headquarters in Cotton wood and will take care of the state's as well as his own private business as neither one conflicts with the other. Frank Voskuhler, who has been spending several months in Cot tonwood returned to his home at Fort Benton, MonL, wheie has a homestead. he j FARM BUREAU MEETS FAVUR Metting Held In Cottonwood Last Friday Well Attended Elected Officers The Cottonwood local of the farm bureau was organized last Friday afternoon at a meeting held in the I. O. O. F. hall. A fairly good crowd of farmers and business men were present to »lis ten to Lieutenant R. R. Gronin ger, representing the United States Department of agriculture. The lieutenant explained the work carried on by a farm bureau. Every person in attendance at the meeting was an enthusiastic sup p or t er 0 f the movement and are now dUigent l y wor king for mem b e rs. Some 50 were signed immediately after the meeting as members and this is expected to be increased materially. Ow ing to the roads being in bad condition many of the farmers who had planned on attending the meeting were unable to be present. The organization passed* reso lutions asking the board of county commissioners to appropriate the necessary amount of money to employ a county agent, whose duty it will be to advice and give the farmers valuable information about preplexing farming ques tions and all such othef informa tion that pertains to the farmer. That this appropriation will be made by the county fathers is the general belief of men prominently connected with the work and that farmers in Idaho county will re ceive much benefit from the same is an assured fact. In various counties in Idaho where the farm agent plan has been given a trial the farmers are more than pleased with its work There are now who em ing operations, 33 counties in the state ploy a county agent. In our neighboring county of Lewis the farmers are more than pleased with their agent. A farm- er from that section who was a recent visitor in Cottonwood stat- ed that he had saved many a dol- lar from advice received from the county agent since its operation in Lewis county and that he knew of many other farmers in his home community who had also been helped financially from advice obtained from the same source. local organization elected as ^ officers the following: Howard McKinley, president. Charles Staal, vice-president. M. A. Pierce, secretary. - A. H. Nau, who has again been named deputy assessor for Cot tonwood, Ferdinand, Westlake, Deputy Nau Now Assessing Keuterville and Greencreek by Assessor Calvin Hazelbaker is now ; busily engaged in assessing pro perty on the west.side. Mr. Nau' was a business visitor in Grange-1 ville last Saturday in behalf of ! the work. Mr. Nau's assessments in the past has been of general ! satisfaction to all property hold ers in this territory and his re-ap pointment by Assessor Hazelbak er 1S considered, a good one. t °- 1 Births Reported During Week - A daughter was bon» to Mr. j and Mrs. Tom Gentry on the 8th, of March. j A Hnn Wn tn 1,r A son was born to Mr. and j Mrs. August Uhlenkott on Sun-1 day, March 9th. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Carnes on the 9th R. D. Humphrey and O. D. Hamlin, were Lewiston business visitors the first of the week. LEGISLATURE AD JOHNS SINE DIE I Rush ,0 Ce, Through Apporta- j tions, Members Then Rush ( to Trains. - The 15th Idaho days y Boise, March 8. legislature adjourned sine die at 5:30 o'clock sonight, two after the last per diem or sixtieth day, and following a rush to get through much important pend ing legislation, including meas ures carrying millions in appro priations and bonds. It was the first daylight adjournment that ail Idaho legislature has taken for some time. The closing ceremonies were narked with simplicity. Imme diately after the gavels dropped ; in ,both houses, senators and rep reöen ta tives prepared to leave Boise for their homes. The grand total of appropria- tions including bond issues and tax levies approved- by the legis- lature on the final day of the ses sion is close to $9,000,000. ; The ■ joint conference committee of the two houses at the closing hours j agreed on the items in the big appropriation bills. Practically ! all these stricken by the senate through amendment were rein stated, including the $5,000 for the Lewiston livestock show and the Boise state fair; $40,000 for the new feeble minded institute;, $5,000 for the Blackfoot asylum i and the $59,000 the senate at- ' tempted to remove from the pub lie utilities commission appropri ation. The $40,000 for the adju tant general's department was refused and $3,800 was appropria ted for the bureau of child wel fare. The Shoshone Falls park bill carrying $10,000 was sent to ■ the governor, passing the senate. Among the measures that were approved by the two houses as the result of the conference were the following: $4,000,000 in treasury certifi cates to operate the government; I the ad valorem tax measure to raise $2,000,000 and $1,800,000 in I treasury notes to secure a loan for 1 the improvement of the high ways. Segregated these appro priations • provide $551,500 mis cellaneous for the purchase of grounds for the I^ewiston Normal and the Pocatello institute, tuber culosis hospitals, etc.; $2,2001,685 for other state educational, institu tions; $900,000 for the completion of the state capitol building; $1, 462,035 for state departments.: $265,715 for overdue claims against the state and $390,174 for other purposes. Important among the measures that were defeated in the final hours of the session were the j following: The senate measure to increase i the salaries of elective state offici als with the exception of attorney j general and mine inspector, lost on a tie vote of 26 to 26; the sen ate bill to add another judge to the sixth judicial district, defeat ed by a vote 01*25 to 23;theNel son log boom toll bill for naviga ble streams, which Vlas definitely ! postponed. That was .the last bill acted upon by the house: 1 In the senate the the student traveling expense bill, the senate, act to amend the law providing for an increase of judges to the --------------- — „ —------ supreme court, the department of public investment act and the Boise summer school bill carrying ** non an appropriation of $3,000 defeated. The senate made its last con firmation when it ratified the ap pointment of Lawrence E. Wor stell, Wallace attorney, as a j member of the industrial acçident board, sent to the upper house by the governor. The appointment ; I of Representative Richard E, Thomas of Kellogg as chief dep uty game warden for the Couer d'Alene district was also aDnoun-1 ced. j ( conspicuous by the lack of bois. terous demonstrations in the throwing of bills, files and books, Up unti * the last moment the two houses worked steadily on bills ' In appreciation of the fair and impartial attitude of Lt. Governor Moore and M. I. Kiger, speaker of the house, members of the two respective houses pre sented them with beautiful watches. The state affairs committee P resen ted its report on the state treasury department, showing it to be ,' n exce h eI ft condition and treasurer be given ad dltlonalhelp - Sell Three Cars This Week The Cottonwood Hardware Co, this week sold* three Dodge cars. The purchasers of this popular car were: William Fortin, Victor Lustig and Charles Strickfaden of ^ er dinand. Mr. Strickfaden pur chased what is known as the busi ness m °del. The company ex pec t s another carload of this make within a few days, ^ ke concern also unloaded a carload of 1919 Oldsmobiles yes terday, most of which have al rea tfy been sold. This is another car that has become very popular w *th the Pnblic and they expect to sel1 several more of* this make the coming season, M r * McKinney, manager of the company also stated that they delivered a 12-28 Case tractor to william Fortine, who lives east °t Cottohwood which he will use on hi s farm the coming spring, -° Soldiers Coming Home Fast jr or ^ R 11sg pii. Edward Bensing, Keuterville, p or t Russell Ben Qehering, Keuterville, Fort Soldiers, whose homes are locat ed in Cottonwood and immediate vicinity arriving home since our last issue are as follows: Edward Funke, ■ Cottonwood, Russell. Joseph Schallberger, Keuter ville, Fort Russell. John Hamill, Greencreek, Fort Russell. Henry Kauffman, Cottonwood, Fort Russell. Loyd Frederick, Ferdinand, p or ^ Busse ]] Cecil Humphrey, Cottonwood, overseas , This is per haps the largest nupi ber of soldiers to arrive in Cot tonwood since the signing of the armistice, Narrow Escape From Death Clarence Peterson, the second 8011 °f Mr. and Mrs. John Petçr (son . bad a narrow escape frqm death last Friday evening on the the Robins hill in the south part °f the city where a number of boys and girls were coasting. Young Peterson was coasting down the steep hill when in some manner he ran into a barb wire f ence l ^ eaJ the foot of the hill, w i re struck him in the mouth and cu ^ t° r three inches or more toward the , ear - makin / aa ugly . . wound aad requiring five stitches to mend it together Dr. Shin n * ck dressed the wound and stat ed if the wire had struck the lad's neck, without a doubt would have cost him his life. At present he is doing nicely under Dr. Shin nick s care * ——— o W. W. Flint was a Lewiston business visitor Sunday, returning home on the evening's train. NEWS ADOIIND Items of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. Mine owners at Wallace announc ed Saturday that wages of minera in the Coeur d' Alenes would be reduced one dollar a day, to take effect March 16. This cuts the war bonus from $1.75 a day 75 cents a day, and miners hereaftçr will be paifl $4.25. Joe Seligo for many years a res ident of Kellogg died March9. Mr. Seligo will be remembered as among the champion roqk drillers of the, nprth west. He and his part ner, Eliper Sherwood, have wop many closely contested driliirjg matches during the last 10 years. He leaves a widow and two children. Suit was filed in the district court of Shoshone county by Arthpr E. Cole and Astoria A. Cole against the O. W. R. & fy company, asking to recqver $15 ( - 852 damages, claimed to have been, dene to their ranch during the fall floods,of 1918. Amoni other items, they charge that acres of their land wps depreciat ed from $400 an acre to $150 an acre; that the damage to their last year's crop was $850, and that their 1919 crop will be dam aged $2000. There is a bright prospect tor a big fruit crop this yepr, and the futpre of the fruit industry of the northwest is encouraging," said Professor C, C. Vincent, hçad of of the department of horticulture of the University of Idaho; #bo has been making a study of fruit conditions in northern Idaho re cently. Mr. Vincent visited the fruit districts about Lewiston and examined the trees of all varieties of fruit and says he found condi tions very good. A stranger made his appearance at Bonners Ferry Idaho and in formed some of the citizens that they were paying too much for their whiskey, that he would sell them the best Canadian brand at $4.50 a quart in lots of five gal« Ions each. Several citizens pur chased kegs, paying as high a $90 each, but after the kegs were tap ped it was found that there was only a half pint of whiskey in the container, the remainder be-, ing Kootenai river water. The puveyor hgs disappeared. Seyen employes of the Ci>|g Mountain Lumber company at Winchester took out their fire,!; naturalization papers a£ Nezperce Saturday, to become citizens of the United States. All were born in Norway, their names apd ages being: Andreas O. Lilleaas, 32 years; Edwin OlsQn, 37 years; John Lind Lorentson, 27 years; ..xikal Mikalson, also known as Mike Johnson, 33 years; Ole Steen 25 years; Esten Samstad, 21 years. William Kirby, who conducts a pool hall at Ilo, was sentenced at Nezperce Monday to pay a fine $300 and serve 30 days in the county jail, having entered a plea of guilty to the charge of gambl ing and also to the charge of fnain tain ing card tables for gam-* bHng purposes. Kirby was arrest ed last Wednesday and his trial was set for Monday before Probate Judge Niles. Several witnesses, who played in the games at the Kirby establishment, had offered testimony for the state when the defense withdrew the plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty. -In pronouncing sentence Judge Niles called attention to file fact that this was the second time the defendant had been be fore the court on the charge of gambling.