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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 13.
COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 28. 1919. === $2.00 PER YEAR THE CUN CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS First Shooting of the Year Was Done Sunday Afternoon Good Scores Made First trap shooting tournament of the Cottonwood Rod and Gun Club was held Sunday afternoon at their traps located in the Sim ons field northwest of the pack i ng house. About twenty shooters were present to indulge in the sport, including Frank Titus and Don Fisher of Grangeville. When the great war broke out the Cot tonwood club ceased its shooting tournments but since the war has come to a close the club has been reorganized and expects to have some very interesting matches after the shooters get in tip-top shape. At a meeting held by members of the club Tuesday evening the following officers were elected for the coming year. Frank A. Kelsey, president. • John Funke, vice-president. O. D. Hamlin, secretary. A. H. Nau, treasurer. H. L. Reed, field captain. The outlook for the club is brighter than it has ever been be fore and as trapshooting Wais part of the army training, many of the returning soldiers are very enthu siastic over the sport. The club intends to hold weekly tourna ments every Sunday afternoon, if the weather permits, to which the public is invited. Those shooting in 25 bird! events and their scores are as follows: Homer Bennett, 20. * Frank Titus 20, 20, 21. Don Fisher 19, 18, 21, 22. O. D. Hamlin, 18, 19. George Lange, 15, 15. Fred Bennett, 15. Cecil Humphrey, 19, 18. Bert Reed, 16, 12. Frank Schober, 16, 16. Herman Funke, 10. R. D. Humphery, 16, 18. Joe Prekorney, 11. F. Stewart, 15. B. Tacke, 7. Those shooting in 15 bird events made the following score: Edward Blake 5, 1. "Brick" Rhett, 4. Carl Funke, 5. Olin Hamlin, 7. Rudolph Funke 6. According to the official score book Titus of Grangeville has the highest percentage of any of the fifteen shooters, Don C. Fisher second; O. D. Hamlin and Cecil Humphrey tied for third place. j j ; i ! j j Closed Season For Trout The closed season for trout in the small streams of Idaho will begin April 1 and remain closed until June 1. This means that -................- ------- ----- 1 all fishermen will be deprived of. The law, however pro- ! their favorite «-«+. fnr two ! months. vides - that fishing with rod in. hand may be permitted in navi . ; gable streams throughout the! | year. Game officials report that they ; intend to enforce this law and anyone caught fishing during the ! closed season will be dealt with, ! accordingly. Mi's. J. V. Baker and daughter Vivian are both confined to their home this week with severe cases of influenza. While the flue has taken a firm grip on these two patients nothing dangerous seems to be evident at this time and they are now slowly recover ing from the same which will be weleome news to their many i Turn Your Clock Forward Set Shooting Case for Hearing The date of the preliminary hearing in the case arising from the shooting of Miss Vesta Nea pan by Mrs* Newton Otto at Whitebird last Saturday has been set for April 13, to be held before Probate Judge Wilbur L. Camp bell. Owing to the prominence of both families the case is at Under the daylight saving law all clocks in the United States will have to be turned forward Sunday, March 30, at 2 in the morning. So in order that you may not forget to get up in time to attend your regular Sunday morning services, or you wish to take the train the following morning for some outside point you had better turn your clock ahead before retiring on Satur day evening, as all trains will run on the new schedules Sunday morning. A movement to repeal this new daylight saving law was started in the last session of congress and through the enormous amount of business confronting the national legislators, the measure never came up for final settlement. The working class throughout the country seem to be more than satisfied with the new system and a very strong protest was sent to congress when they tried to ap peal the law. The main objectors to the day light saving plan were farmers from the central states, stating that they much rather preferred the old system. The clocks are to be turned back the last Sunday in October. we tracting wide attention through out the county and especially in the Salmon river country where the parties connected with the trouble have resided for some time. The bullet wound in Miss Neapan's ankle is healing nicely according to reports. we It we of . . in Mrs. Otto, it is said, daims that she brandished the gun in an effort to compel Miss Neapan and Reggie Neapan to leave the Otto premises and that it was discharged accidently. Sheep Must Be Inspected Dr. Me Keen Boyce, deputy state veterinarian received an or der from the state veterinarian at Boise stating that under gen eral inspectson order No. 1 all sheepmen will have to have their flocks inspected before being re j - .. . .. „ . moved from their winter range to of summer range. This measure is taken by the livestock sanitary board as a precautionary one. The following is the contents of order No. 1, which was received by Dr. Boyce from the state department this week: "General inspection order No. 1. Under authority of the Live stock Sanitary board in session be it Tannnrv 99H 1Q1Q it i«s Wohv ^ t of a11 sheep within the state be ordered that a general inspection : . , , , from winter feed grounds to sum ° r forest reserves. erinarian. ^ anuary 22, 1919 ' TTïT 8eetfc JJ r wag Cottonwood Mon- j day on business. While in the city Mr. Fry attended the meet instituted before being moved, J. D. Adams, State Vet Dated at Boise, Idaho, Ferdinand ing held by the Commercial Club Monday noon and outlined some of the plans to be solved by the Farm Bureau and county agent, which they hope to have appoint-1 ed very soon. Mr. Fry is one of the most enthusiastic supporters of this movement and says that it is meeting with the approval of the farmers throughout his section i of the country. ' Farmers and Business Men Met Last Night and Agreed to Petition Highway to Call Bond Election Assurance that the State High way will come through Cotton wood has given new life and en thusiasm to the good roads boost ers of our town and country. The question of raising more money with which to complete the State Highway or to pay for our portion of it, has been under consideration for some time and culminated in a meeting held last night at which it was unanimously agreed to put it up to the peo ple and let them decide wether Cottonwood is to keep step with the good roads movement that is going on all around us or whether we want to drop behind, loose the State Highway and retard road building in our community ano ther ten or fifteen years. Petitions will be circulated im mediately and while we have not the time and space to go into de tails, in this issue of the Chronicle, we give below the principal points agreed upon. The issue is to be for $90,000. It is estimated that it will take $40,000 to complete the State Highway, but to make sure that we shall have enough it was de cided to set aside $45,000 for this purpose. The balance is to be divided over the entire district so that every section will be bene fited. It was also agreed upon that the commissioners should in sist upon the State Highway south of town towards Grangeville, fol Meeting Productive of Good The Cottonwood Commercial Club held a very interesting meet ing Monday noon at the Cotton wood hotel and at which gather in g there were some fifty mem berg present Many farmers , , .. _ . , , . , present feeling toward a fair to , f, „ j. were present from various sec tions around Cottonwood. Among some of the important matters taken up by the club were the appointment of a County Agent and the club passed a reso lution • unanimously endorsing the movement and asking the county commissioners of Idaho county to make an appropriation necessary to defray the expenses of such a department. The club also asked a vote from its members as to their be held this fall and according to the vote recorded on this matter it seems that a fair of some na ture will be held in Cottonwood this year as the votes of the members present seems to ex press the sentiment of the peo ple as a whole. Another matter that was brought to the attention of the club b y Chairman Robertson was ^ t he defrag - -......... ^cording : j the dinner for this purpose, and a committee composed of R. Rice, Felix Maitzen and M. M. Bel soldier's discharges. This matter also received the hearty approval of the club. It is the intention of the organization to pay all fees connected with having the papers properly re corded of all boys residing in Cottonwood or immediate vicin ity. Some $25 was raised during knap to solicit funds from the business men. Arthur Mundt was called upon for a short speech relative to their Fourth of July celebration which is to be held at Winona this year, and for which plans have already been made. After Mr. Mundt's speech the club passed a resolu i tion unanimously endorsing the ' celebration and that Cottonwool Rowing the present old road so as to avoid cutting up ranches and save right-of-way costs. The following improvements were also decided upon and sums allotted for these projects as fol lows: The Albers-Tacke cut-off south of town $2,500. Keuterville, proposing a road through Pennecard's and inter secting the present Keuterville road at or near gate turning into Kauffman's, thus cutting out the bad reservoir hill and the two just beyond it, for this project $ 10 , 000 . McMaster -Pearce - Lightfield, an extension from the State Highway from near Jenny's or from Mike Seubert's thence up the draw past McMaster, Light field and Pearce, forming what has heretofore been called the „provided for above of $7,500. Icicle Flat Extension. No defin ite plan has been agreed upon but the commission will set aside $5,000 to be used for the relief of people in that section. For the Schrceder-Rice road and extension to the boundaries of the district $10,000. For building State Highway through city, within city limits $8,000, Improvements on Holt haus- Von Bargen road east $2,000 making a total of $82,500 defini tely apportioned and leaving a balance for such roads as are not people will attend the celebra tion in large numbers is already a decided fact. Edgar Fry, of Ferdinand, pres ident of the Farm Bureau, plained the working operation of a county agent and the many : difficult problems that were ex- 1 pected to be taken up by that organization if they were given I an agent. ! * p ' , , Tn A.F Jensen of Effingham 111.; a so made a short speech tellmg I .""?!>»* the farmers of his section and stated a farm agent had just ,, , . , , . , r f~ cently been appointed in his home county, and while yet in an experimental stage seemed to be working out very satisfactorily and bringing forth good results. Pie Social Draws Large Crowd The pie social given in the high ^hoolbuddmgon theevening o ! March 26, 1919, for the benefit.of j the Boy Scouts, was pronounced a , pleasing success There were ; nearly one-hundred present, and, many more, having planned to be present, were detained by other interests. A short-snappy, yet valued program proceeded, the selling of the pie3. Every pie and all the ice cream was quickly sold, netting $41.00. The boys are cer- : tainly persuaded that the people r of the community are interested in this worthy movement and these boys, "chips off the old block" are promising us that they are going to make good. The old Parker building will be used by the scouts for all indoor activities Boost for home products; enlist with the boys of your own com m un ity. The Red Cross has received another shipment of work and the Red Cross rooms will be open as usual Tuesday, April 1. Every-1 one who possibly can be present is requested to do so in order that this work may be turned out in the shortest possible time. Recorded the Past Two Week Soldiers who have been some what neglectful in not having their honorable discharges pro perly recorded are requested to do so at once. Soldiers applying for the additional $60 bonus should by all means have them recorded before forwarding them to Wash ington, D. C., as proper creden tials in obtaining this extra pay. Blanks, and the necessary infor mation to obtain the $60 may be had by calling at either the First National or Cottonwood State Bank. Friends and relatives of the boys are requested to impress up on the minds of these lads the importance of having them re corded. The recording fee charg es will be paid by the Cottonwood Commercial Club, for all boys living in Cottonwood and im mediate vicinity. Those who have had their mili tary discharges recorded during the past two weeks and living in various sections of the county are as follows: John Cecil Humphrey. Frank J. Schober. John L. Turner. Will Schober. Henry H. Downer. Bernard H. Nuxoll. Herman W. Funke. Frank W. Albers. Edward Funke. Myron E. Campbell. Victor Orron Hinkley. Douglas Dewey Adkison. Leroy M. Terwillegar. Emil Renggli. Carl L. Rehder. RobertV. Goan. Perry S. Howard. Seymour A. Hazen. Arthur C. Bicknell. Spring Opening Was a Success The implement and motor vehicle exeibition held Saturday and Monday of last w f k at the : Hoene Hardware was largely at 1 tended and successful. Therq were many favorab,e comments on the I s l ) * endid displays of the various ! bnes - The interesting and mstruc tive addresses delivered by Mr. ^ Steele and Mr K E I Smlt f of Portland were enjoyed 'he crowd. That they were goes without saying. All tnose in attendance will surely profit thereby. able demonstrators saying. All those Clothes brushes were distribut ed as souvenirs among the men while the ladies were given broom holders. All the young folks and children calling at the store re ceived a bag of popcorn, which they ate with mush relish. This was the first affair of its kind held on the prairie and ! much credit is due the firm for j their enter p rise and progress. It , b nkel that the resu lts will justi ; fy a repetition of the €Vent . Special Car From Lewiston a special car attached to the regular passenger train passed through Cottonwood Thursday : even i ng enroute to Grangeville r where members of the Lewiston Commercial Club will take in the f irst or opening night at the '49 s h ow being staged in that city by members of the Cowboy band The members of the Lewiston d u b had a standard Pullman and expect to take the show in from gtart to finish Thursday evening an d s iee P while enroute to their home today. Barney Luchtefeld, of Keuter ville was in town Monday and completed a deal for 240 acres of Salmon river breaks land from is Mr. Church. The purchase price was $1800 and the transfer of in several town lots to Mr. Church I also figured in the deaL NEWS AROUND THE STATE Items of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. Carl Johnson, age 19, of Sand point Idaho, was killed at the Humbird logging camp No. 8 March 23 by a falling log which crushed his head. From reliable authority it is learned that the Weyerhauser timber syndicate has fully decided to locate a large saw mill plant in Lewiston, and soon work will be under way. In the case of Seth Larson ver sus the Milwaukee Lumber com pany, of St. Maries, wherein Mr. I>arson sued for personal injuries while working on the Benewah flume the jury rendered a verdict for the sum of $6600. There seems to be a mild return of influenza epidemic in Lewiston, although no serious cases are re ported. Quarantine regulations are being observed in these cases, but there is no official limitation en publie activities. The village of Hope, Idaho will on April 1, vote on the proposi tion to issue bonds of $26,000 for the erection of a new school build ing. For years the village school has been held in the old North ern Pacific boarding house, a relic of the days when Hope was a division point on that road. A coroner's jury at Wallace, March 21 found that the baby discovered in a suitcase on Can yon creek, near Burke, had met its death by strangulation. The investigation is being carried on by Coroner Lescher and Sheriff Scott, officers of Shoshone county. The sheriff has offered $100 re ward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of the crime. The proposal to create a high way district, at Deary, Idaho, to be known as highway district No. 3 and including 90,000 acres of farm and timber land in this sec tion, carried at the election Sat urdad, March 22 by 156 to $7. Three highway commissioners will now be appointed by the gover nor and the entire supervision of the roads of the district placed in their hands. Gladys Olson, age 16 years, of Moscow, was ordered sent to the state reform school by the pro bate judge of Latah county. Jas. Mitchell, age 20, and his wife, Blanche Mitchell, 17, are held in the county jail. The girls have made affidavits implicating more then a score of men of Moscow and Potlatch and some traveling men from Spokane and some res idents of the Palouse. Bids for the surfacing of the north and south state highway between the town of Lapwai and Jacques Spur, a unit of 6.4 miles were opened Friday, March 21, in the office of C. C. Van Arsdol, dis trict engineer for the state high way commission. The lowest bid was submitted by J. A. Hoskins of Ontario, Ore., now engaged in the construction of the north and south state highway between Grangeville and Whitebird. Loans totaling approximately $14,799,800 were made to 4209 farmers throughout the United States by the federal land banks on long-time first-mortgages in February, according to a monthly statement of the farm loan board. The total amount of loans closed since establishment of the federal land banks was $192,897,964 on March 1, distributed among 73, 384 borrowers. Altogether 178,734 j have applied for loans aggregat j 471,455,362.