VOLUME 27. NUMBER 13.
COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 28. 1919.
$2.00 PER YEAR
THE CUN CLUB
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
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
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.
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
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all fishermen will be deprived of.
The law, however pro- !
their favorite «-«+. fnr two !
vides - that fishing with rod in.
hand may be permitted in navi . ;
gable streams throughout the!
Game officials report that they ;
intend to enforce this law and
anyone caught fishing during the !
closed season will be dealt with,
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
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
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
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
The bullet wound in Miss
Neapan's ankle is healing nicely
according to reports.
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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
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
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moved from their winter range to
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
"General inspection order No.
1. Under authority of the Live
stock Sanitary board in session
Tannnrv 99H 1Q1Q it i«s Wohv
of a11 sheep within the state be
ordered that a general inspection :
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from winter feed grounds to sum
° r forest reserves.
^ anuary 22, 1919 '
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,
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
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
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present feeling toward a fair to
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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
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j the dinner for this purpose, and a
committee composed of R. Rice,
Felix Maitzen and M. M. Bel
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
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
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
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. !
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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
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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
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
Those who have had their mili
tary discharges recorded during
the past two weeks and living in
various sections of the county are
John Cecil Humphrey.
Frank J. Schober.
John L. Turner.
Henry H. Downer.
Bernard H. Nuxoll.
Herman W. Funke.
Frank W. Albers.
Myron E. Campbell.
Victor Orron Hinkley.
Douglas Dewey Adkison.
Leroy M. Terwillegar.
Carl L. Rehder.
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
saying. All tnose in attendance
will surely profit thereby.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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