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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 24. COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE 13. 1919. $2.00 PER YEAR $90,000 BONDS SOLD MONDAY Bonds Sell For Biggest Price Ever Recorded in the North Part of the State. The Commissioners of the Cot tonwood highway district on Monday sold bonds in the amount of $90,000 to the Lum bermen's Trust company of Portland, the bonds being sold on a five and one-half percent interest basis and a premium of $1,450. This is considered the best bond sale made in central Idaho country. There were eight bidders for the district's offer ings and several were close to the high figure quoted by the Lumbermen's Trust company. The following are the bidders and the amounts of their bids: John E. Price & Co. of Seat tle, represented by Felix Mart zen of Cottonwood, for 6 percent bonds, bid à premium of $4001 and for 5 1 /' percent bonds bid a premium of $1195. National company of New York City, represénted by the the Empire National bank of Lewiston, bid a premium of $1053 for 6 percent bonds. Morris Bros, of Portland. Ore., represented by Leo R. Duffy, premium of $1283 for 5Va per cent bonds. Spokane & Eastern Trust com pany of Sppkane. represented by C. D. McLean, premium of $891 for 5i/> percent bonds. Ferris & Hardgrove, Spokane, represented by William Fix, for 5Vo percent bonds, a premium of $677. * Union Trust company, Spo kane, represented by Jack M. Corbett, for 5V> percent bonds, a premium of $1170. Lumbermen's Trust company of Portland, represented by E. T. Pratt, for 6 percent bonds a premium of $4635, and for 5V> percent bonds, a premium of $1450. The funds secured from the bonds sold Monday will be used in completing the N. and S. state highway within the Cot tonwood district and for lateral construction. A previous issue of $50,000 was used on the state highway and for laterals and it is estimated that $60,000 will be needed to complete the highway construction within the district, an<Mf state aid is given on the basts of $1 for $2 provided by the district a total of $37,000 of State money will be added to the $140,000 voted by the district for highway improvements. The commissioners will also rn^ke application for federal aid on the basis of post roads con struction, if federal aid is se cured a total of over $350,000 will be avaibable for the im provement t>f the highways in our district. The system planned will provide permanent high ways for the entire region tri butary to Cottonwood. The commissioners were more than pleased with the result of the sale and the price received for the bonds which is one of the best offers every received for bonds by any highway dis trict in the north part of the state and clearly demonstrates that financial men consider this community very staple or no such a premium would have been offered. Every one of the bids offered opportunities far above the average offered on similar bonds. a, __M. WHO WILL WIN PENNANT? At the present standing of the teams, and with only four more games scheduled before the clos ing of the Prairie League the pennant seems to be within the grasp of Ilo-Vollmer, Kamiah and Nezperce. Nezperce has two games scheduled with Kam-j iah, without a question one of the strongest team in the league and if the Lewis county! boys are fortunate enough to defeat the Indians they stand a good chance of winning the pen nant. Should Kamiah however, defeat Nezperce the honors would without a doubt go to the Indians. Ilo-Vollmer also is a very strong contender for the honors and must not be figured out of the running. BAND IS RE-ORGANIZED. Cottonwood will again have a band, this being a definite con clusion when about fifteen young men gathered Monday evening at the Firemen's hall i and re-organized and weekly practices will again be in pro gress every Monday evening un der the direction of Jack Runn ing, leader of the Cowboy band at Grangeville. Mr. Running stated that Cottonwood has some very promising material to develop an excellent band. It is the intention of the organiza tion to meet one a week for the present and after harvest they expect to have rehearsals twice a, week if conditions so permit. Mr. Running will be in Cotton wood every Monday and during the day expects to give private lessons to those wishing the same and in the evening will di rect the band as a whole. A band is a good asset to any com munity and a organization any town the size of Cottonwood should have the opportunity to boost of. ROAD BOOSTERS HERE WEDNESDAY Evergreen Road Booster Passed Through Cottonwood Enroute to Salt Lake City. Boostei's for the Evergreen National highway, the all-year scenic route to the playgrounds of the northwest, passed thru Cottonwood Tuesday evening on their way to Salt Lake City over the proposed North and South highway. The party spent an hour in the city meeting with the good road boosters of this community and owing to their unexpected visit only a few had the opportunity to meet the good road boosters. They were accompanied from Lewiston to Cottonwood by State Represen tative Seth Jones who joined the party in Lewiston and will ac company them down the Salmon river country. They left the same evening for Grangeville were they snent the night and left earlv Wednesday morning for the Salmon river country. The members of the party are: F. IT. Sweetland, presi dent of the Evergreen National Highway association; C. A. Col lins, field secretary; Ralph H. Shaffer, vice president of the American Automobile company of Tacoma; Mrs. R. R Shaffer; John Frank, Tacoma Rotary convention ; W. W. Sher man state treasurer of Wash ington and representative of the highway association on the trip. The party left Tacoma Friday morning and spent the first night at Vancouver. The second night was spent at Lyle, on the Columbia river, the party tra veling the north bank route. The drive Sunday landed the party at Walla Walla and Mon day the drive was made to Lew iston. The tourists passed through Cottonwood about 6 o'clock and intended to spend the night in Grangeville. Wednesday even ing the party expects to be at New Meadows. Thursday even ing will see the party in Boise, Friday evening in Twin Falls, Saturday in Pocatello and Sun day in Salt Lake. They were accompanied to Grangeville by Geo. McKinney, M. Belpnap and Tom Parker. I a« d Jol \ n Hoene of this city. The party was about 16 houis behind their schedule when they 1 P as . s< ?d through Cottonwood, ut which they hoped to make U P fcefore reaching Salt Lake. "We are having a wonderful trip and the people are giving us splendid receptions at all ! points," said Mr. Collins while j in the city. "This is my first trip over the route and it per mits' me to view this highway as it will appear to the tourists. I j i will encounter the same p"aso ; line trouble and the same driving i conditions as will confront the ' tourist. It, will be my effort to nresent this highway exactly as it has impressed me. "We are hearing letters to the governor of Idaho and the gov-J a ernor of Utah. The trip is in the interests of the Evergreen highway and we are gathering data for maps and general pub licity material to encourage tourist travel to select this route. The highway will be completely signed from Salt Lake to Vancouver, B. C.. and the publicity will be distributed by the auto clubs and by other agencies to reach the man who driven his machine across the country. "Tourist travel is to be en couraged by making it easy for drivers to find their way., Camp sites for those who will canro out and illustrated matter will be complied which will set forth the historic spots and advan tages of -the particular localities. "The movement to exploit the Evergreen highway was inau gurated two years ago. but ow ing to the war conditions was allowed to lag until such a time as conditions were favorable to renew activities in behalf of this senic route. The movement h. - now been revived by energetic young men who have been caught by the 'lure of the road' and who realize the financial possibilities of encouraging a wider range of travel for the au to tourist. "Last year's reports by the Auto club of southern Califor nia show that the National Old Trail highway from Kansas City to Los Angeles, accomodated 4,246 cars and this is only one of the many trails into Califor nia. Four passengers to the car, $5 per day for each passen ger as legitimate road expenses and from 30 to 90 days in Cali fornit will suggest what Cali fornia is reaning from this auto tourist travel. "We expect to advertise the Evergreen highway as the all year scenic route to the great playgrounds of the northwest. It reaches all and every kind of scenery and activities in each state: the county seats* most important towns, state capitals apd serves the greatest number of people in each district. "The government fs now en couraging highway construction on very extensive scale and we expect to see the federal road commission handle much of the construction on this route. We are anxious that the Everereer highway be firmly established so that it can be designated a national highway." Mr. Collins and the rest of the party also expressed themseives as being highly surprised in the wonderful country that they encountered on their way from Lewiston to Cottonwood and lit tle realized what was before them in this seçtion of the coun try. .. tue Umgth of the war inj^ance, letuming home in February, was held for him on his return, j The happy couple are spend ing their honeymoon in Spokane after which they will return to Cottonwood to make their future home, life. Chautauque week, June 18-23. WILDER-DYE NUPTIALS. A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Nims, Saturday, evening when Miss Delma Marian Wilder, for the past three years a teacher of the pri mary grades of the Cottonwood schools was united in marriage to Verne A. Dye by the Rev. Marion Sligar. The Nims home was beauti fully decorated for the occassion with roses and carnations The with loses and carnations, lhe bride wore a beautiful midnight suit and picture hat. Miss Wilder's home is in Mit chell, South Dakota and she has just finish her third term as pri mary teacher in the Cottonwood schools and was one of Cotton wood's most popular teachers. Mr. Dye, who has made Cot tonwood his home for some time, is a veteran of the Great War, having enlisted with old Company E and served the en While in the service he was pro moted to the rank of sergeant. Mr. Dye is employed by the Cottonwood Hardware Co. as an automobile expert, which posi tion he held prior to the war and The Chronicle wishes to be numbered with their friends in wishing them a happy wedded SCHOOL CLOSES MONDAY St. Joseph school will close Monday, June 16th. On Monday afternoon an appropriate pro gram will be given by the éijghth grade pupils who finish the grammer grades. Those who will receive eighth grade state diplomas are: Louise Hattrup, Johanna Kopczynski, Agnes Seubert, Winnifred Gaul, Emilia Bruegeman, Bernard Engel, Raymond Tacke, Joseph Lauer, and Lawrence Kaufman. Class motto: Thru difficul ties to the stars. Class flower: Pink rose. Class colors : Old rose and gray. The following program will be rendered in honor of the gra duates : Class song: Graduates. Class history: Winnifred Gaul. Class prophecy: Raymond Tacke. Presentation of diplomas and address: Rev. Father Willi brord. On Tuesday a big picnic will be held by the school. MARTIN SALE A GOOD ONE. The sale conducted on the A. O. Martin ranch northeast of Cottonwood yesterday by Auc tioneer I. E. Zuver was attended by a large crowd and everything offered for sale brought ex ceptionally good prices. The proceeds of the sale amounted to approximately $6400. Mr. Mar tin was pleased with the result of the good prices received by Auctioneer Zuver and the sale brought several hundred dollars more than he contemplated. Registered Shorthorn cattle sold for an average of $210 a head, selling from $150 to $325 per head; a brood sow sold for $89 and sucking pigs brought $13 per head or better than 40 cents a pound. Yearling heifers sold for $125 and yearling bulls brought $185. A three year old bull sold for $370. CHAUTAUQUA OPENS WED. Cottonwood's chautauqua will open Wednesday afternoon in the big tent near the public school for a session lasting six days under the direction of the Ellison-White system, consider ed to be one of the best chau tauqua systems operating in the west. These people have gath ered together some of the best talent in their various lines to be procured in the country and according to information receiv ed from visitors in the city who have seen their programs in other sections of the country de clare tha't this year's program was much better than any form er numbers put on by them in years gone past. The programs to be put on here consist of a variety of different entertain ments consisting of lectures, musical numbers and other numbers that will please almost any kind of a crowd. PAY OWN EXPENSE. Hereafter inmates of insane asylums or the feeble-minded institute within this state who, when committed have an estate, will have to pay the cost of their own maintenance while in stete [he ^torrfêy general's depart ttie , a " orney £ cT | era p , . | ment has so advised the state ; board of examiners At a con fenrence with the heads of the state institutions held with the board this week the former | were instructed to enfore to law and thereby save the stete the cost of keeping inmates where they have private resources to meet tins expense The steto institutions superintendents are directed to apply to the judge of the probate court for guardians and to secure an order directing such designated agents to meet the expense of the keep for the inmate. The action taken is considered a new policy as the law has never been enforced. GRADUATION EXERCISES. The graduation exercises of the Cottonw'ood high school, which were held in the I. O. O. F. hall Friday evening were at tended by a large audience. Prof. Philip Soulen of the Uni versity of Idaho delivered the the main address of the evening, Bring the whole faimly to the chautauque, June 18-23. ODD FELLOWS MEETING. The Idaho county meeting of the Odd Fellows which was held in Cottonwood Wednesday was attended by a large delegation from various sections of the county as well as one of the largest number of state officers of the order to be assembled at a county meeting. At the ban quet given at the I. O. O. F. hall Wednesday evening some eighty persons were present to pertake of the splendid repast given by the local lodge. Grangeville was selected as the next meeting place for the county convention. Hampton Taylor of Grangeville was e'ect ed president of the organization. Among the state officers of the lodge present were the fol lowing : John P. Isaac, Grand Master. Presley F. Horn, Grand Sec retary. M. Reese Ilattabaugh, Grand Warden. A. E. Gipson, Past Grand Master and editor of the Idaho Odd Fellow. Mrs. Lillian Lanktree, Assem bly President. Mrs. Hattie Fry, Assembly Marshall. COTTONWOOD BOYS DEFEATED Ilo-Vollmer Defeats Cottonwood Sunday by a Score of 18 to 6 Standing of Clubs. Kamiah ........ Won ........... 5 Lost 1 Nezperce ...... .......... 4 2 Ilo-Vollmer ... ........ 4 2 Cottonwood .. ........ 2 3 Ferdinand .. .. ........... 1 4 Gi'angeville .. ..... 1 5 Results of Games Sunday. Ilo-Vollmer 18, Cottonwood 6. Nezperce 4, Grangeville 0. Kamiah 9, Ferflinand 6. Games Next Sunday. Kamiah at Grangeville. Ferdinand at Nezperce. Cottonwood at Ilo-Vollmer. Cottonwood lost' Sunday to the Ilo-Vollmer team in whai turned out to be a one-sided con test and proved to be featurless. Owing to some costly errors connected with heavy hitting by the Ilo Vollmer boys run the score very high and interest was lagging by both spectators and players alike. Cottonwood nia vs a return game with the Ilo-Vollmer team on their home ground next Sunday and it is hoped that the score will be re versed in favor of the home boys. Nezperce Shuts out Grangeville One of the best games of the league was played at Grange ville last Sunday when the Lewis county aggregation de feated Grangeville by a score of 4 to 0. This game, according to a scorekeeper was one of the best games played on the prairie for some time. Nez perce scored two runs in the first innning and duplicated the performance in the second after whjch jt wag ajr tight ba)) the rerna * n< ^ er °f the game. There | was a question of the two runs ; th s q econd inni the conten _ ti bei that a fou , was called fair and , t in two runs . M started the ganie for | Grangevi]le but was re , )laced by * the second af £, r whic £ neither team scored . It was a itcher . g battIe from this stage J f the with honors evenly divided between Ho]]en of Nez perce and Bittle of Grangeville. Hollen without a doubt is one of the best pitchers in the prai rie league, this being his second shutout of the season. It was errorless ball from start to fin ish. Kamiah Defeats Ferdinand Kamiah defeated Fei-dinad last Sunday by a score of 9 to 6, making the Indians the winners of five games and losing only one so far. Ilo-Vollmer Defeats Grangeville Ilo-Vollmer defeated Grange ville Wednesday at the county seat in a hotlv contested game of 4 to 2. This was a post poned game and was played in accordance with the regulations of the league. NEWS AROUND THE STATE Items of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. Fifteen of the leading cherry growers of Lewiston Orchards have united for and have fixed a minimum price of 10 cents a pound for Lamberts and Bings. D. S. Wallace, deputy commis sioner of agriculture, has issu ed a statement setting forth that infected fruit must not be shipped into Idaho and must not be sold within the state. Threshing prices for the fall of 1919 will be substantially the same as those which prevailed last season. This decision was reached at the annual meeting of the Southern Idaho Thresh ers' association held at Caldwell last week. The summer session of the University of Idaho opens Mon day, June 16, closing on July 25. Dean J. G. Ëllredge, will hfive a corps of 35 assistants, among these being the heads of several departments in the university. President Lindley will deliver a 1 series of lectures. Fire loss aggregating approx imately $40,000 was sustained last Sunday evening when the pheds of the Lewiston Fuel com pany and the machinery sheds of the Tri-State Terminal com pany were destroyed. The loss is only partially covered by in surance. Three more highway districts in Latah county have voted $420,000 bonds for road build ing. The elections were held Saturday in Troy, Deary and Boville highway district. This makes a total of $1,125,000 vot ed for highway bonds in Latah county within the last 60 days. Almost four pounds of butter a day is the record made by Vio let Peach Ohmsby, a purebred, registered Holstein cow belong ing to the University of Idaho, in a test just finished. She gave 593 pounds of milk, from which 27'/> pounds of butter were made in seven days. This is tye lieved to be a new record. Ben Trutton, a farmer of the Gilbert section near Orofino drove his auto to a garage at Orofino to get a fresh supply of gasoline. He failed to stop the engine and within 10 minutes after opening the tank the in terior of the car was burned and the body damaged bv reason of of firp that started when the gasoline exploded. Idaho births reported in the month of May were more than two and one-fourth times as numerous as deaths registered in the same period, according to figures which have just been an nounced bv the state depart ment of public welfare. Exact ly 754 native Idahonans drew their first breaths in the course of the month, while only 333 re sidents of the state were called to the great majority. A scale expert will commence to test the scales used by Idaho merchants July 1, accoi'ding to B. F. Lyons, dii^ector of the state farm markets bureau. Lyons says failure to make tests in the past has resulted in the continued use of faulty scales by merchants, and as a result the public has been get ting shox*t weights in many in stances. Under the terms of the weight and measures act the merchants are charged with the task of learning whether or not their scales are giving correct weight. Ownei's of bad scales can be fined under the law. Seventy-four head of milch cows sold at the A. W. Bradrick estate sale at Cove station be tween Moscow and Palouse last week and brought $19,135. 32 Shorthorns, There were j which sold for $97757amTaver age sightly more than $305 each. The herd bull, for which Mr. Bi'adrick paid $1100 in Feb ruary just before his death was sold for $500. Forty-two Ho's teins sold for $9360. or an aver age of $222.80 per head. The Holstein bull, King Pontiaas Se gis, of Brookside, sold for $1800.