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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 44.
COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1919. $2.00 PER YEAR HOME COMING GRAND SUCCESS BANQUET AND DANCE WAS WELL ATTENDED WED NESDAY EVENING The Home Coming celebration given in honor of the returned soldier and sailor boys at the Cottonwood Garage was a splen did success from every point of view. The affair started with the banquet at 7:30, to which some 250 persons did ample justice, there being close to 100 men in uniforms, who were the honor ed guest of the evening. W. W. Flint, who acted as toastmaster for the evening call ed upon several citizens of Cot tonwood for short talks which were heartily received by the audience. Among those called upon were Geo. M. Robertson, M. M. Belknap, Rev. Sligar and Vemer Dye, post commander for the Cottonwood branch of the American Legion, who res ponded fittingly for the boys in uniform. Mr. Dye stated that he as spokesman for the men in uniform wished to express their sincere gratitude to the citizens in Cottonwood who had helped to make the affair in their honor one to be long remembered by them. Three of the entertaining features of the evening were given by Clem Hussman, Mr. Blont and Mr. Calvert. Clem who impersonated Harry Lauder has mighty few equals in this line of work as an amateur and received a tremendous encore from the crowd, which called for more of his impersonations. Mr. Blont, of Lewiston gave two short negro sketches which were also well received. Near the conclusion of the banquet he sang by special reguest, "In Flanders Field" which was ex ceptionally well rendered. Mr. Calvert, manager and one of the members of the Metronome or chestra entertained the audi ence with two Spanish dances. After the banquet the tables and etc. were quickly removed and dancing then became the chief entertainment of the even ing or rather until the wee hours of the morning. Music for the dance was furnished by the Me tronome orchestra, of Lewiston who also furnished music during the banquet hour. The motion picture show, "The Heart of Humanity" which was brought to Cottonwood by the Home Coming Celebration committee was seen by hundreds of people, it being shown three times during the day and even ing. The banquet hall was beauti fully decorated with Autum and Halloween schemes flags covered the walls, among them being the Cottonwood service flag. The table decorations were vases of large yellow and white Chrys anthemums combined with fern foliage. People who were un familar with the building as a garage could not believe it was not especially built and used for affairs of this kind, so well was the garage converted into a ban quet hall. The committee in charge ol the affairs should receive the congratulations of each and every citizen in this vicinity for making it such a splen did success. The committee has been working diligently for the past month and it required an enormous volume of work. The committee, through the Chronicle, wishes to thank all the citizens, who so willingly helped them in this undertaking, and made the celebration one that will go down in the history of the city as one of its greatest and most successful entertain ments for her soldier and sailor boys. Don Fisher, Dick Feaster, Jack Hartnett and Emmet Jones of Grangeville were in Cotton-, wood Wednesday evening to take in the Home Coming celebration | I j ; j j ; j ; ! ] MEMBERSHIP NOW 26. The executive committee of Cottonwood Post No. 40, Ameri can Legion, accepted applica tion of 12 new members at a special meeting held Oct. 24. After the ex-soldiers have been made members of the organi zation the membership will be 26 The local post is progressing nicely, mox*e interest being taken at each meeting. The object of the organization is to encour age patriotism, loyalty, and to aid discharged soldiers, sailors and marines in any way possible. If you are an ex-service man and did not receive 5 cents per mile for traveling to your actual bona fide home, $60 bonus, or had allotment trouble, report it to the post adjutant and he will see that the American Legion gets it for you. All the services are free of charge to members of the legion. INDIANS MAY GOVERN SELVES MORE THAN 50 PER CENT CAPABLE OF DOING BUSINESS Fully 50 per cent of the Nez Perce Indians on the reserva tion near Orofino and Ahsahka are capable of managing their own affairs, according to the re port of a special commission which investigated conditions on the reservation and inter viewing Indians who are wards of the government. The com mission which conducted the in vestigation was composed of J. II. Rogers, the local agent for the Nez Perce Indians ; D. E. Smith of the department of the interior; and Charles E. Coe, of the Indian field service. While no official statement has been made, it has been learn ed "unofficially" that the board will recommend that about half, probably 60 per cent, of the Ind ians be released from govern ment'control and permitted to manage their own affairs after next summer, when the 25 year period provided by the treaty, in which they are to be cared for and treated wards of the govern ment will expire. Hearings have been held at Lapwai, Kooskia, Kamiah and Ahsahka. The hearing brought out testimony showing that the older members of the tribe have become sufficiently accustomed to the ways of the white man and educated in business deals to make it safe to throw them upon their own responsibility. This means that they will practically become citizens instead of wards and their property will be liable to taxation in 1921 and they can sell their lands, giving deeds that will be legal, and can trans act business as any other citizen of the United States. The treaty with the Nez Perce Indians under the 25-year agree ment, alloted land to individuals, upon which they were expected to make a living with the assist ance and guidance of the Indian agent. They could not sell then lands nor were the lands subject to taxation. The members of the tribe received no allotment in money from the Government. There is quite a large area of timber land held in common by the tribe, which will probably be sold and the money alloted to the members in severalty. The 25-year period began in 1895 when the lands were allott ed. and expires in 1920. All of the Indians who are found capable of managing their own affairs will be given that privi lege which gives them all the rights of an American citizen and releases them from the con trol of the Indian agent and the interior department. As a rule the Indians ax*e anx ious to have this change made and to become real citizens. It is l)e'ieved they will have more am bition when thus thrown on their own resources and will de velop greater individualitv. It will also mean much to the four counties in which the reserva tion is located, Idaho, Nez Perce, : ! Lewis and Clearwater, as it will throw several thousand acres of rich land open to taxation, which has never before been taxed. Dr. Jacob Breid is Indian agent and is stationed at Lapwai. The examination was a thor ough one. Each Indian was seen individually and given a person al examination and an opportun ity to show that he or she is cap able of managing his or her own business. All seemed anxious to prove this ability but many members of the tribe failed to satisfy the commissioners. The middle aged Indians made far the best showing, many of them having attended schools and re ceived fair educations. The old members of the tribe who were too old to attend school when their affairs were taken over by the government, and the young Indians, who have not complet ed then* education, were not so fortunate. It is believed that from 50 to 60 per cent of the Indians will be released from federal supervision and an ex tended agreement, probably cov ering 10 years, will be entered into with the other members of the tribe. This will give the younger Indians a chance to se cure an education and business training, but it is not believed the old members of the tribe, those who fought the whites in the Indian wars and were real savages when the northwest was settled, will ever be able to tran act business and they will prob ably remain wards of the govern ment as long as they live. HOGS TAKE BIG DROP. Hogs within the last month have taken a drop from 20 cents to 10 and 12 cents, which was the prevailing price in Cotton wood Monday. Many persons are under the impression that the packers are forcing the mar ket downward. According to a newspaper dispatch, the first of the week, 80 per cent of the hogs in the entire United States are marketed between October 15 January 15. After these hogs have been purchased by the packers, which are now ready for market, the packers will again force up the price, is the opinion of many hog raisers. It has been stated here, that one large hog raiser near Grange ville some short time ago bought several hundred head of feeders at 20 cents a pound, and as these are now ready for market he will have to sell them at 10 or 12 cents a pound, sustaining a heavy loss. POSITION DESIRABLE. According to woi*d received in Cottonwood there will be at least 25 candidates who will take the examination at Nezperce, Nov ember 19th for the position of postmaster at Grangeville, Ida. Among those taking the exami nation, are reported some very prominent citizens of the county seat. The position pays an annual compensation of $2300 a year, it being rated as a second class of fice. The government also fur nishes three clerks, office rent and etc. The position evidently appears to be very lucrative if one it to judge by the number who will try for the position. The person who is given the of fice will come under civil service. L. A. Wisener, the retiring postmaster, who resigned, left Monday morning for Chicago, HI., where he will join his family. J. A. Peterson, a clerk has been appointed temporary postmaster until such a time as the vacancy can be filled. SHIPS TO SANDPOINT. Howard McKinley on Tuesday morning sent by express to Ern est Hoay of Sandpoint three head of his thoroughbred Poland China pigs, consisting of two sows and a boar. These hogs were raised by Mr. McKinley and were sold to the Sandpoint man for $75 each. Mr. McKin ley has the best herd of Poland China hogs in this section of the country and expects to ship a number of his animals to the Lewiston Livestock show. Ow ing to the shortage of water this year on his ranch, due to the dry season he has been under a seri ous handicap in fitting his anim als for the show. FUNKE— LUCHTEFELD. Rev. Fr. Chiappa, of Lewiston united in the holy bond of mat rimony Mr. Henry Luchtefeld and Miss Theresa Funke, of this City Friday October 24th at the Normal Hill Catholic Church, Lewiston, Idaho. Immediately after the ceremony they were entertained at dinner, by the sister and brother of the bride, at the Bollinger Hotel. The fol lowing evening Mrs. A. O. Mar tin of Lewiston, entertained the bridal party at an elaborate course dinner. A surprise fol lowed when Hon. and Mrs. E. L. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schil ler, Mrs. T. B. Parker and Mrs. T. A. Randal], all Cottonwood friends walked in well supplied with old shoes and rice and made merry the evening until mid night, when they partook of a lap lunch. The lights all being extinguished with the exception of the huge grate fire and jack o lanterns made a vivid picture long to be remembered by those present. Mr and Mrs. Luchtefeld left Sunday via Spokane and Port land enroute to California on their honeymoon. It goes with out saying these popular young people have the good wishes of the community at large. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Funke, two highly respected citizens of Cottonwood and is a young lady of great per sonal charm and her friends are limited only by her acquaint ance. The groom is a son of Barney Luchtefeld, another highly res pected citizen of the Keuterville section. Henry recently sold his large land holdings near the city and may decide to locate per manently in California. The Chronicle wishes to be numbered with their many friends in wishing them success and prosperity wherever they may decide to locate. FIRST NUMBER NOV. 5. The first Lyceum number, to be put on this year in Cotton wood, under the direction of The Ellison-White people,, will be at the Orpheum, Wednesday Nov. 5. The Lyceum coux*se consist ing of thx*ee numbers, which is made possible by the guax*antee of a number of business men of Cottonwood and is hoped will be appreciated by the public. The first number will be rendered by the Samuel LewisCompany, com posed of four artists in their line. Samuel Lewis, the Welsch tenor who heads the company,, is one of the most popular bal lad singers of this country. Mr. Lewis's voice according to px*ess reports, in quality of tone poss esses a never-to-be-forgotten richness that goes home to the heax*t of evex*y hearer. Other members of the com pany ax*e Miss Ruth Lavei*ty, violinist. Miss Ix*ene Haxruff will be heard in sopi'axxa solos and in duets with Mr. Lewis. Miss Amber Hopkins, x-eader, assists in x-ounding out a most complete and ax*tistic pi*ogi*am. HAS MEMBERSHIP OF 8769. The annual x*epox*t of the of- ficei*s of Lewiston chapter of the American Red cx*oss shows that the membei'ship of the chapter, comprising Nez Perce, Idaho and Lewis county is now 8769. Ida- ho county has 2794, Lewis 1795, and Nez Pei'ce county 4179. Dux*ing the influenza epidemic of a year ago the chapter ex- pended over $8000 in relief work in the three counties. Sevei'al hospitals were maintained and tx*ained nux*ses secured fx*om Coast points to aid the stricken communities. The grand total of ai'ticles manufactux*ed by the women of the chapter, including gai*ments, hospital supplies and surgical dressings is 128,429. The canteen depax*tment repoxts that 1265 retunxed soldiers and J sailors were served with lunches at the depot. - The junior Red Cross has 86 auxiliaires and 2664 members in the three counties. Cottonwood is an auxiliary of i the Lewiston Chapter to which ajU articles made by the Red i Crtws werke« here were sent. i BRING $121.80 A HEAD. J. P. McCann of the Forest section this week marketed 60 head of steex*s at Lewiston which brought him $121.80 a head. The lot averaged 1160 pounds each for which he x*eceived $10.50 a hundred. The steers wex*e mostly two- yeax-olds and are a high grade Herefox-d-Shorthorn cross and wex*e sold to the Inland Market, of Lewiston, who will slaughter them and place them in cold stox-age for their ti*ade at Lew- iston. The steex*s sold by Mr. McCann ax*e said to be the finest that have been sold thei'e for yeai*s and the px*emium paid by the fix*m gives assurance of the fine quality of meat that is ex- pected from them. The cattle wex*e grain feed for the past six weeks and wex*e in pex*fect con- dition. LIVESTOCK SHOW NOVEMDER 9-14 $50,000 IN CASH PREMIUMS WILL BE OFFERED AT THE SHOW. The Eleventh Annual Nox*th west Live Stock Association will thi-ow its doors open to the pub lic at Lewiston, on November 9 and will continue until the 14th. Accoi'ding to wox*d received fi'om Lewiston this year's show will be the largest and best ever attemped by the association. Cash premiums to be paid at this show will be approximately $50,000.00. Also many hand some cups and ribbons and Spec ial prizes, will be awarded to winners. New buildings for horses, cattle, sheep and swine have been completed and a new water system and wash x*ack with hot and cold water have been installed. Another very nec essary improvement that has been made at the Grounds is the toilet and bathing facilities for hei'dsmen. The Big Shorthorn Sale will be on the 12th, and the Big Hereford Sale on the 13th. Women and Children to 18 years of age will be admitted fx*ee. Entries have been coming in by the hundred the last few days accoi'ding to the officials of the association and without a doubt some of the best stock in the middle west will be on exhibi tion at Lewiston during the show. Lovers of good live stock will miss a great tx*eat if they fail to attend the show. Sevex*al thoroughbred stockmen on Camas Px*airie have been grooming their stock for some time with the hopes of bringing cash as well as blue x'ibbon prizes back with them. The Railway Administration, has gx*anted reduced railroad fares to the show, which is ex pected to be taken advantage of by a large number. Lewiston is also making pre parations to fittingly entertain the visitors. Thos. F. Wx*en, of Fenn, who is president of the association has been working diligently to make the show a big success and with other officials of the assoc iation their ambitions, no doubt will be realized if present indi cations are taken into considex* ation. RAISED FINE CORN. W. H. Gentry, who resides ten miles south of Cottonwood bi'ought to the Chi'onicle office last Satux-day ten ears of corn that would make Iowa com go some to beat it. The cobs are well filled and all those who have seen., it px*onounce it the best com they have ever seen in Ida ho. And to be fx*ank it is the best it has ever been our oppoi*t unity to see in this part of the country. The cobs are all of unifoi*m size and being well fill ed, the longest cob measured 11 inches and the kemals measured one-quarter of an inch in length. The seed for this com was brought by Mr. Gentry from North Carolina and was planted as an experiment. The nom be longs to the White Dent variety. NEWS AROUND IDE STATE Items of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. The First National Bank of Caldwell and the Bannock Nat ional bank of Pocatello were au thorized by the treasury depart ment to increase their capital from $50,000 to $100,000 each. A. G. Kester, contractor on the Waha highway work, stated Tuesday that within a few days crews would be at work. Camp houses aie now being establislx ed. Order's for the arrest of Idaho operator's of unlicensed stage and bus lines were issued Thurs day of Robert O. Jones, commis sioner of law enforcement. Of ficials of the state constabulary will enforce the order. One of the heaviest court cal endai's of record in Nez Perce county will be conducted by Dis trict Judge Wallace N. Scales. He convened the fall term of court Monday at Lewiston. The calendar shows a total of 164 cases, 13 being criminal actions and 151 civil cases. O. R. Baum, of American Falls, prominent Power county attorney, was appointed judge of the fifth judicial district by Governor Davis. He will take the place of the late Judge J. J. Gubeen of Pocatello, who killed himself at Portland last Wednes day. A branch U. S. internal reve nue office to handle the business in the northern part of the state has been opened on the second floor of the post office building at Lewiston with Deputy Col lector J. Y. Haight, of Oakley, Idaho, in charge and Philip Weisgerber, of Lewiston, as as sistant deputy collector. At a meeting of the directors of the Union State Bank at Nez perce it was decided to x*educe the i*ate of internst on regular bank loans from 10 to 8 per cent, the same to take effect at once. The open season for China pheasants and quail will begin Saturday, Nov. 1, ahd under the provisions of the new game law, China pheasants may be killed for the entire month while quail may be killed only for the first 15 days of the month. The bag limit on China Pheasants is four birds per day and the quail bag limit is eight birds per day. Smallpox conditions of a stai't ling nature wei*e brought to light Thursday morning in Can yon county when Dr. R. H. Young and G. Louise Riddle, of the Canyon county farm bureau, examined the 50 children attend ing Central Cove school near Caldwell and discovered that ful ly 50 per cent of the pupils have been infected with the disease. Idaho lost the foot ball game to the University of Utah Satur day, score 20 to 0. The first quarter resulted in Utah making one touchdown and a goal. The score stood at 7 to 0 in Utah's favor during the second and third quarters but in the fourth quarter Utah made two touch downs kicked one goal, final score, Utah, 20 ; Idaho, 0. In the very near future the people residing in Ferdinand in corporation will be called upon to vote bonds sufficient to put the state highway thru the corpor ate limits of the village says the Ferdinand Enterprise. In this, the federal government will go us fifty-fifty on twenty feet of the center of the street, no mat ter what sort of construction they decide upon. Moscow is threatened with a coal shortage. Only a small pei centage of the people had laid in their winter supply of coal and several dealers are entirely out of coal and say they do not know when they will get a new supply. They have received word from the mines that the strike has been called for November 1 and that it may be some time before Shipments of coal are sent for* «•Ü.