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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 21. COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1919. $2.00 PER YEAR HERMAN SEUBERT SAVES HIS LIFE Dayton, Ohio Boy Writes to Editor Telling How Seubert Saved His Life in Battle A letter was recived by the Chronicle Tuesday evening from Dayton, Ohio from Ormand H. Thomas addressed to Editor of a Newspaper, Cottonwood, Ida. requesting the address of his friend, Herman Seubert who saved his life in the Argonne forest September 28. Herman returned to Cottonwood Wed nesday evening, having been discharged at Fort Russell. He was met at Lewiston by John Meyer who accompanied him home in his car. The letter is very interesting and reads as follows : Dayton, Ohio. May 15, 1919. Dear Sir: I am writing to you to find out if you can give me any in formation about a friend of mine, Herman Seubert. I have no way of reaching him unless you can tell me his address. He was a soldier in the 91st Divi sion and in the battle of ,the Ar gonne Forest he saved my life. On the evening of September 28th, the third day of the'battle our company found itself sur rounded by _ German machine guns. It was too dark for ac curate gun fire and so I had at tempted to crawl up to a ma chine gun nest. None oî .he rest were aware of my intention and Seubert seeing a dark form ahead of him crawled on his stomach until he was quite close. I was the man he saw and he came within an inch of running me through with his bayonet in the darkness. Of course I cried out and he recog nized my voice just in time to throw his blade aside. It was now that he really saved us both. I had gotten within 20 feet of where the machine gun was ifttrenehed and he had fol lowed thinking I was a German. When I spoke the Hun became aware of our. presence and and though it was quite dark he threw a hand grenade at our voices. We ' heard it whistle through the air and yelling for me to follow he rushed the Huns in their well protected ditch. This unexpected charge was a success for as soon as I could see. being slower than Herman and nearer the bursting hand grenade I was almost blinded. I saW the two Huns comming out of the ditch with their hands over their heads. , I had no part in capturing these prisoners but if I had not obeyed the command to charge I undoubtedly would be lying on the battlefield today or in some hospital. I believe you would know his address and would be be more than pleased if you would let me know. Inclosed find extra stamp. Yours truly. Ormand H. Thomas, - 1067 Salem Ave. I)ayton, Ohio. RAISE $350 IN ONE DAY The local Centenary drive went over the top in raising it's quota of $350 in one day. Rev. Claude B. Martin, of Nezperce spent parts of three days in our community in interest of this Centenary drive. . Leaving for his home Wednesday morning he said "The ability and endul gence of the people of this com munity, is as valuable as Wall Street's gold, for any worthy cause." May we as her citizenk have that much faith in our selves and put Cottonwood on the map as the most loyal, busi ness-like and progressive people. DECORATE M. E. HOME. Several of the ladies of the community, called at the M. E. parsonage. Wednesday after noon and placing fine carpets on the floors »and hanging fancy . curtains to all the windows and neatly arranging all the internal fixtures, gave added fuel to the suspicion that the young and unmarried minister is contem plating the adding of another member to this parsondge. FOUR BOYS RETURN HOME Four overseas boys, and most of them members of th^_ 91st division arrived in Cottonwood Wednesday from Fort Russell in Wyoming and were met at the depqt bx a large number of friends and relatives who gave them a hearty, welcome. All of the boys returning Wednesday evening have seen very hard service and fighting and had little to say when ques tioned about their experience. Those returning are the fol lowing : Herman Seubert, Cottonwood. Felix Funke, Cottonwood. ' George Amzen, Cottonwood. Charles Crawford, of the Sal mon river section. George Arnzen, one of the re turning boys was severely wounded in the hip but is now practically well. Herman Seubert was hit sev eral times by flying shells but none of them proved serious. Charles Crawford was gass ed and still feels the effects of the same. Felix Funke seen some very hard fighting but escaped with out being injured in any way. TO ERECT MONUMENT. Mf. and Mrs. D. H. Kube ac companied by Mr. and Mrs. John J' Pulse of Grangeville were visitors in Cottonwood Tuesday afternoon for a few hours. Mr. Pulse is chairman of the memorial committee which is organized for the pur pose of erecting * a suitable monument in honor of the boys who have made the supreme sac rifice. Mr. Pulse stated that at the present time no definite olans had been outlined, but that in the near future some de finite plan will be given to the oublie after which a campaign will be started throughout the county to raise funds for the same. A law was passed at the last sessiop of the legislature appro Driating $1000 to each county with the condition that the county nut up a similar amount. This gives the county practi cally $2000 to be expended on the appropriation. TO IMPROVE PROPERTY. The property around the Catholic church is to be mater ially improved in the near future. At a meeting held last Sunday by members of the church it was decided to biiild concrete wr'ks around the present church property on the east, west and south sides. It was also decided to build a concrete walk around the pro perty purchased by the parish some time ago. which at one time was used as a baseball park. The church also purchased an additional acre adjoining the oresent Catholic cemetery. A large force of volunteer workers were bysily engaged Thursday at the cemetery in making need ed improvements and otherwise beautifying the same. MAY HAVE BAND „ HERE Cottonwood in the near future may again have a band if pres ent plans taken up by several of our progressive business men materializes. * Jack Runnage, who is the leader of the Cowboy band at Grangeville was in Cot tonwood today looking over the field with the prospect of directing a band in Cottonwood. Mr. Runnage, without a ques tion is one of the best, if not the best band leader that has ever been on the prairie. Prior to coming to Grangeville he was leader of a large military band at Camp Lewis. Mr. Runnage stated that from information he obtained in the city today, that Cottonwood hand excellent material for a band. 160 CHILDREN TAKE PART The entertainment to be ! edven by the St. Joseph school, June 2 will* have a cast of 160 j children you are to take part in I the various numbers to be put on under the direction of the Sisters who have charge of the entertainment. Next week we will give a complete list of the ; program to be given by this school at the K. C. Ml on the above date. Chautauqua dates for Cotton wood are June 18-23 inclusive. MEMORIAL DAY PROGAM OUTLINED School Children of City to Take an Active Part—Moore to Deliver Address. ❖ ♦ J Four Gold Stars in Our £ Service Flag. f t The boys who have died t £ in camp and on the battle- J + field and whose gold stars + X appear on. the community + % service flag are the follow- £ % in # : i * Clark Jessup, died in X * camp. . x £ Clarence Watson, of Jos- J; + eph, Ida., died in camp. $ Hugo Funke, killed in % action. j * Julius Holthaus, killed in f % action.' $ 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4.4.4,184.108.40.206.4.4.4. The Memorial Day exercises to be given in Cottonwood on Decoration day will be given un der the direction of the various teachers of the schools in the city and the general program is in charge of the Entertaining Committee of the Commercial Club. Mrs. R. A. Nims has charge of the various numbers to be given by the Cottonwood Glee club. The committee has been very busy this week outlining the various numbers and everything is practically ready for the ser vices to be given by this com munity in honor of her soldier heroes who have paid the supreme sacrifice for liberty. The stores and other business houses in Cottonwood have been requested to close their es tablishments for six hours, 10 a. m. until 4 p. m., or during the hours which the program will be rendered. All business houses have also been requested to decorate their business places with appropri ate decorations. In last week's issue we stated that the services would be es pecially held in honor of Hugo Funke and Julius Holthaus to which list we omitted the names of Clark Jessup and Clarence Watson, both of these boys having died at camp with the flu and who will also be fit tingly remembered. The program to be given on this date will take place in the morning at 10 a. m. in the Or pheum theatre where the fol lowing program will be render ed: "The Legend of the Beauty Cloth of a Fairy Play"; Miss Wilder's room. Flag song, by Miss Ruth Mil ler's room. Lincoln's Gettysburg address, Lenor Nims. *Our Tribute" bv eight girls of the Sister school. Solo, "End of a Perfect Day", Burdette Randall. Pantomine; bv eight girls. Reading, by Jeanette Greve. Song. "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground" by Miss Nichols' room. , La Marseillaise, by French rlass Cottonwood high school. Drill, by Miss Wardrobe's room. , After the program at the Or pheum all those so desiring will go tb the cemetery in a body where the graves will be decora ted. At 2 p. m. in the afternoon the remainder of the day's pro gram will take place around the flag pole if weather conditions permit. If the weather is not favorable the program will also be held in the Orpheum. The program to be rendered is as follows: Battle Hvmn of the Republic, Cottonwood Glee Club. Invocation, Rev. lyiarion Sli ger. Song, .male quartet. Solo. "Soldier's Dream" by Mrs. T. C. Keith. Cottonwood bovs who made the supreme sacrifice, Rev. Fr. Wi'librord. Son". "Rock of the Ages" Glee Club. • ' Mixed quartet, "Lord Re member Me" Glee Club. Address, Hon. Frank Moore of Moscow. Song, "America" by audience. COTTONWOOD WINS SONDAY Cottonwood Defeats Nezperce in a Closely Contested Game— No Game at Grangeville. Results of Games Sunday Cottonwood 5, Nezperce 4. Kamiah 6, Ferdinand 3. No game at Grangeville. Games Next Sunday. Grangeville at Cottonwood. Kamiah at Ilo-Vollmer. Nezperce at Ferdinand. Standing of Clubs Kamiah ......... Won ..........3 Lost 0 Cottonwood .. . ..........1 2 Ferdinand ..... ..........1 2 Nezperce ....... ..........1 2 Grangeville .. . ..........1 1 Ilo-Vollmer .. . ..........1 1 Cottonwood won its first game of the season at Nezperce last Sunday by a score of 5 to 4 be fore a large crowd of baseball fans at Nezperce. The weath er was ideal for a baseball game and several enthusiasts from Cottonwood accompanied their team to the Lewis county me tropolis to witness the game. The game was fast from start to finish, errors being very uncom mon on .both sides. In the entire game Cottonwood was only marked up with two errors. Nezperce took the lead in the second inning with two runs to her credit but in the third in ning Cottonwood made two scores followed by three more in the third, these being the only innings in which the home boys scored. Nezperce made one score in the third and another in the seventh. Henni st and Rhoades were the battery for Cottonwood. At the end of the fifth inning Hollen substitued Bettig for the Nezperce team and during the remaining four innings Hollen held Cottonwood without a hit or run. Hollen has just recently been discharged from the army and appears to »have the mak ings of an excellent # nitcher. Hermist, for Cottonwood pitched a very good game for the home boys receiving excel lent support from the boys and the few hits made off of him were scattering. . Rhoades and Schober also did excellent work for Cottonwood. Kamiah Defeats Ferdinand. In a fast game at Kamiah the Indians defeated Ferdinand by a score of 6 to 3 making Kamiah the winner of three games and heading the list in the prairie league. No Game at Grangeville. The baseball game between Grangeville and Ilo-Vollmer, scheduled to take place in Grangeville was postponed when the weather seemed threaten ing. The teams when they meet again will probably play a double header. Grangeville Here Sunday. Grangeville and Cottonwood will meet on the local grounds next Sunday and a good contest es expected. This is the first game of the season to be played between the* county seat boys and Cottonwood this year and much interest is being taken in the outcome of the score. The baseball rivalry between Cotton wood and Grangeville has al ways been vel'.v keen in years gone by and without a doubt the best team will win Sunday's game. According to word com ing from Grangeville the team will be accompanied here by a large delegation of baseball fans from that city. STEER BRINGS OWNER $182 Ed Jessup this week sold one stall feed two-year-old steer for $182.00 to the Cottonwood Mill ing Co. The animal tipped the scales at 1400 pounds for which he received $13 per hundred. This is the best steer that has been sold in Cottonwood for many days and clearly shows why meat is so high on the block. The animal was stall feed practically all winter and was in the best of condition when offered for sale by Mr. Jessup. Can you beat It? TO PASS ON STATE PAPER. The validity of millions of dol lars of treasury certificates or notes to raise the necessary funds to meet the expenses of state government and to carry on the program of state high way improvements is involved in litigation instituted in the supreme court of Idaho this week. Attorney General Roy L. Black individually and as at torney general, and W. J. Hall, commissioner of public works, applied for alternate writs of mandate against State Treasur er John W. Eagleson, citing him to appear before the last court of resort Thursday morning May 22 to show cause why he should not call for bids for the treasury notes and sell them forthwith so that the necessary money will be made available for state maintenance and high way work. State Treasurer Eagleson, said he was anxious to see the money needed raised through the sale of the treasury notes for it will mean the state can go ahead with its progressive pro gram of improvements, but like other state officials he believes it is wise to test out the validity of the sale of the notes first and for that rèason agreed to the friendly suit. April 3 the state board of ex aminers passed a resolution in compliance with an act passed by the last legislature directing the sale of $1,250,000, par value, treasury notes, because the gen eral fund, out of which state ex penses are paid, was exhausted and while $2,000,000 in taxes will be due the state in 1920 the money is not now available and funds must be had to meet the cost of operating the state gov ernment, paying salaries, pur chasing supplies, etc. In ad dition there is Revenue accruing to the general fund from other sources than taxation. CHAUTAUQUA MEETING. At a meeting held last Mon day evening in the council rooms officers were elected to have charge of the coming chautauqua and to supervise the same and to make all necessary arrangements to put on the var ious numbers to be given by the Ellison-White chautauqua sys tem. The opening number of the program will be on Wednes day morning. June 18th and the closing number on the evening of June 23. The chautauqua people will again pitch their large tent near the public schoolhouse for which nractically all necessary ar rangements have already been made. The officers elected at the meeting were as follows: President, W. W. Flint. Vice-President, Howard Mc Kinley. Treasurer, J. V. Nash. Ticket sales manager, P. A. Gaul. «#-!* Advertising, George Medved. Grounds, John Funke. TWO CARLOADS OF AUTOES The Cottonwood Hardware and the Hoene Hardware each received a carload of automo biles this week from the factor ies. The cars received by the Hoene Hardware. were Buicks and the Cottonwood Hardware received a carload of Dodges. All the machines in both cars were sold before they arrived. Those receiving cars from the two firms are: Arthur Hasse, Cottonwood, a Buick. J. V. Baker, Cottonwood, a Buick. Tony Baune, Cottonwood, a Dodge. Barney Goeckner, Cotton wood, a Dodge. David Lowrie, Nezperce, a Dodge. Theodore Brash, Nezperce, a Dodge. Curtis Miller, Nezperce, a Dodge. BUSINESS HOUSES CLOSE All business houses are re I quested to close during the ! memorial program on Friday, May 30th between the hours of 10 a. m. and 4 p. m. This is done in order that everyone may have an opportunity to at tend the various exercises held during these hours and to show our respect to our honored heroes. ; NEWS AROUND THE STATE Items of Interest From Various * Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. The hot weather of the last two days have been ripening cherries rapidly through Lewis ton-Clarkston, valley, and the strawberry season is opening. Prospects for good crops of all varities of fruit are bright. The public utilities commis sion at Boise ordered the Boise Gas Light & Coke company to reinstate all quarter prepay gas meters taken from consumers, where the latter desire them, and to install such slot meters for all consumers applying for them. Suit has been filed by Chas tain's, Limited, of Lewiston, druggists, against A. E. Cars sow, who conducts a drug store in the same town to restrain the latter from using the name "Owl" in connection with the drug store name and advertis ing. Plaintiff also ask $15,000 damages for loss of trade. In the federal court, at Mos cow, A1 Arthur, charged with failing to make return to the internal revenue department, was fined $500 today. Arthur is the man who was arrested a few days ago in the Salmon river country on the charge of con ducting a "still." He pleaded guilty to the indictment return ed. £t a meeting of the building committee, held in Lewiston last week, the plans for the live stock pavilion and coliseum for the Northwest Livestock show were .accepted and Secretary Hendershot was authorized to issue a call for bids for the structure, these bids to be open ed on June 7. The plans were prepared by Architect R. S. Loring. Bringing an average of $144. 70 the daily, herd of L. N. • Chase on the G. N. Lamphere farm in the northern part of Latah county, sold at auction has established a new record for grade milk cows. » There wer.e 25 cows in the herd and they sold for a grand total of $2867.50. Eleven of the cows were bought by a dairyman at Vallevford. in Spokane county and the others were scattered over the Palouse country. Seized with a sudden heart attack Thursday, Mrs. Anna Gardner, of Boise, fell against her ironing board, knocking the electric iron off which struck a gallon jug of gasoline sitting on the floor. A violent explo sion resulted, followed by a burst of flames which would probably have burned Mrs. Gardner to death had not her little daughter, Elenora, caught her and dragged her back. The Nez Perce county com missioners on May 16, made an appropriation of $2500 for the employment of a county agri cultural agent to be supplement ed by $1200 available through the federal department of agri culture, the state university department, and the state farm markets bureau, W. B. Kjosness of the extension department of the state university, has recom mended for the new position'F. Skuse, who has been successful in county '.agent work in Mont ana. The state of Idaho is ready to proceed forwith with construc tion work on the two wings of the state capitol building. On the desk of Governor Davis are piled high $900,000 in capital building bonds, each of a deno mination of $1000, delivered by Ferris & Hargraves of Sookane. They bear 4 3-4 percent interest and were sold at a substantial premium for the state. When the state's chief executive gets through signing them he may have to call in a specialist to treat a mild case of writer's cramps. • . The Ellison-White chautau qua svstem will be in Cotton wood June 18-23 inclusive.