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VOLUME 27. NUMBER 45 COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1919 $2.00 PER YEAR HIGHWAY BOARD IS RE-ELECTED 153 VOTES WERE CAST AT THE HIGHWAY ELEC TION TUESDAY. The Cottonwood Highway election, which was held Tues day in the office of the Cotton wood Highway dictvict resulted in the re-election of the old mem bers of the board. A total of 153 votes were cast by voters of the district, being a much larger vote than was anti cipated, owing to the weather being very unfavorable . While there were no organized tickets, about fifteen persons received votes ranging from 1 to 132, which was the highest number cast for any one candidate, this number being registered in favor to J. F. Jenny. August Schroed er received 106 and Ed Jessup 89, all three being members of the present highway board. "The following is the votes cast for 10 of the highest candidates : Jake Jenny............................ 132 August Schroeder ................ 102 Ed. L. Jessup •...................... 89 Aloys Wemhoff .................... 57 John Schnider ...................... 20 John Wasem ........................ 1G Charles Staal........................ 14 W. C. Nuxoll ........................ 12 The chief argument used by supporters of the old board were that the present members were all well versed on the road program outlined for the coming summer which is to bring the j North and South Highway through the Cottonwood district ; and that no change should be made at this time. MRS. FREI HONORED. A birthday dinner was given in honor of Mrs. August Frei, at her home near Keuterville Mon day evening, which was attend ed by a large number of relatives and friends. After an elegant dinner, instrumental music, singing and speeches where the j chief enteretaining features of j the evening. The party broke j up at midnight. Those present departed to their respective homes wishing Mrs. Frie many more happy birthdays, such as they helped her celebrate Mon day evening. BUYS FERDINAND FARM. Carl Schurra on Wednesday of this week purchased the fine farm of Ben Reiman, located one mile and a quarter from Ferdi nand. The price paid for the land was not made public. " Carl Schurra is an industrious young farmer, having been em ployed for years as a farm hand by various farmers of this sec- j tion and will try tilling the soil j for himself. The deal was made by Henry Nuxoll, the Cotton wood real estate agent. CARRIER EXAMINATION. The United States Civil Serv ice Commission has announced an examination for the County of Idaho, Idaho to be held at Ilo on December 13, 1919 to fill the position of rural carrier at Cot tonwood and vacancies that may later occur on rural routes from other post offices in the above mentioned county. The exam ination will be open only to citi zens who are actually domiciled in the territory of a post office in the county and who meet the other requirements set forth in Form No. 1977. Admission of women will be limited to the widows of U. S. soldiers, sailors, or marines, and to the wives of U. S. soldiers, sailors, or marines who are physically disqualified for examination by reason of injuries received in the line of military duty. This form and apnlication blanks may be ob tained from the offices mention ed above or from the United r>f W°sV»infrtnn T") C. yVnnlioa tions should be forwarded to the Comission at Washington at the earliest practicable date. ; j ANOTHER CARD PARTY. The Cottonwood Council of the Knights of Columbus gave ano ther one of their popular card parties in their council rooms Tuesday evening. Thirteen tab les were required to accomodate those wishin gto take part in the j games, which consisted of pro-j gressive 500. At the conclusion j of the games, there being 12 ' played in all, Mrs. Dr. J. E. j Reilly and Miss Agnes Maugg and John Hoene—Mr. Hoene playing in the capacity of a lady, where tied for first honors, hav- 1 ing each won 9 games. After cutting cards Miss Maugg was given first prize which was a beautiful piece of cut glass and Mrs. Reilly was given second honors, being presented with a hand painted cup and saucer. For the gentlemen's prize Jim Peyer and Nick Bieren tied for first place, having each won 10 games. Mr. Peyer, after cut ting cards, won first prize, which consisted of a cigar case | filled with Havana cigars and Nick Bieren was presented with the second prize, a silver shav ing mug. Consolation prizes J were awarded to Gottfred Halter : and Miss Duman. BASKET SOCIAL SUCCESS. A basket social and dance was given at the Stock Creek school ; house last Saturday evening, in charge of the teacher of the dis trict. Melvena Tautfest. A large number of people were present to enjoy the evening's entertainment. Sixteen baskets were auction ed off, bringing an average of $3 a basket. Much of the credit for the sale of the baskets is given to Sidney Brown, who act ed in the capacity of auctioneer, and ux*ged the young men on for an additional 50c piece for their best girl's basket. We would suggest that Sidney enter the auctioneer business. The proceeds of the social amounted to $55 which will be used in making improvements in and about the school. WILL LEAVE FOR EAST. Dr. McKeen Boyce, deputy state veterinarian expects to de part with his family within the next two weeks for Pittsburg, Pa. where they will spend the winter. The doctor last winter was attacked with a severe case of pneumonia, which developed from the flu and left his system in a weakened condition deemed it advisable to take a rest for the winter, or to at least not be subject to the exposure of the weather, which he would be re quired to do if he remained here and practiced his profession. Dr. Boyce has relatives in the east with whom he expects to visit and may again return here in the spring. SHOW OPENS MONDAY. The Northwest Livestock show will open Sunday, Nov. 11 and run until the 14 inclusive. Large entries have already been recorded with the secretary of the association, and the best show ever put on by the organi zation is expected to be staged this year. A large number of prominent speakers will be pre sent among them being, Gover nor Davis of Idaho and Governor Hart of Washington. One big attraction is the picked band of 20 pieces from the Sixth Battlefield Division of the Pacific fleet, a large number of them being from Admiral Rodman's flagship. . ; ! I ; i ARMISTICE BALL. Cottonwood Post No. 40 of the American Legion will give a dance at the Orpheum Theatre, November 11, in commemoration of the winning of the war. It is ; the intention of the Post to make this an annual event and it will be one of the social events of the season. j An attractive feature of the dance will be the music, they having secured the services of an orchestra from Nezperce which is composed entirely of string instruments. It is expected that this dance I will be well attended. Ex-service , men are requested to appear in ] their uniform. ! j j ' j 1 | J : ; SCOTT'S WILL IS MADE PUBLIC BULK GOES TO BROTHERS, SISTER, NIECE AND ADOPTED SON. The will of the late Wallace Scott, pioneer banker and mer chant of Grangeville, has been proved in the probate court and the terms made public showing the list of beneficiaries. Esti mate of the value of the estate is $400,000, although no ap praisement has yet been made. About $75,000 to $100,000 re presents bank stock and the re mainder securities and farm lands. Warren Scott, nephew of the deceased and adopted son, is given one-sixth the estate. A. N. Dyer, nephew, is given $20,000 or he has the option of taking a certain amount of stock in the First National bank of Grange ville believed to be of greater value than $20,000. A sister of the deceased, Rebecca Scott, of Rushville, 111., is given $20, 000, while a brother, Ralph, al so of Rushville, is given $15,000. Another brother of the deceased James, of Alameda, Cal., receives $6,000. A niece, Mrs. Calista Huxtable, of Peoria, 111., receives $10,000 and her son $1,000. A niece of the late Mrs. Scott, re siding at Detroit, receives $5, 000. Walter Fee, a brother of Mrs. Scott, is given $1,000. Irene Struthers, of Santa Barbara, Cal., and Mrs. Earl Barton, of Moscow, nieces, each receive $1, 000. The Christian church of Grangeville and the Christian church of Rushville, 111., are each given $500. The will provides that after the above bequests have been satisfied, the remainder of the estate shall go in equal parts to the sisters, brothers and niece of the deceased—Rebecca Scott and Ralph Scott of Rushville, 111. James Scott, of Alameda, Cal., and Mrs. Calista Huxtable, ol Peoria, 111. The will names Attorney A. S. Hardy and Archie N. Dyer, ol Grangeville, as executors. Judge Ailshie of Coeur d'Alene, form erly attorney for Mr. Scott, has been engaged as attorney to re present the estate. The will was made on Decemb er 4 last. CITY SHORT OF COAL. Cottonwood is seriously feel ing the effects of the coal strike, in as far as the procuring of coal is concerned but in no way has suffered from the effects of the . strike. Coal at the present time in the city, which is placed on sale for the public amounts to less than 10 tons and this con sists chiefly of "slack" which has been in the bins for some time. Mike Jacobson, manager of the Madison Lumber Co., which is the chief distributor of coal ; here expects a carload in the ! near future. This, however, I should it arrive will not be plac ; ed on the market as the U. S. fuel administrator has wired in structions to Geo. Poler, local agent for the railroad company to refuse delivery when it ar rives and to hold it for further i instructions from his depart ment. ! While Cotton is located near the mountains where an unlimit ed supply of wood can be procur ed of the occasion demands it, no serious effects will be felt from the coal strike here. A HARD-TIME SOCIAL. The ladies of the M. E. Church are arranging for a "Hard-time Social," to be held Friday night November 14, 1919, at the Fire man's Hall. There are to be re freshments and a good time. There are to be fixed rules; and any person violating any of these rules, either in dress or manners, will be fined for the same. Remember the days of ' 98 * and dress accordingly. RED CROSS WANTS 10,000 MEMBERSHIP OF IDAHO, NEZPERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES 8800 When the citizens of Idaho, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties give their dollors for member ship in the Red Cross, it must not be forgotten that several thousands of these membership dollars will be spent in these three counties during 1920. In the first place, the splendid Public Health program now be ing started by the Red Cross will soon be under way in the Lewis ton Chapter. Two nurses have already been engaged and in addition to this public health work, the Chapter has employed a graduate nurse for each of the three counties to give instruc tion in Home Hygiene and Care for Sick. Every community in the chapter jurisdiction will have this wonderful opportunity to better public and individual health conditions, at no expense to those taking the courses. Your membership dollars help pay for this greatly needed work. Another branch of Red Cross activity now being conducted by the Lewiston Chapter in behalf of returned service men of the three counties, is the Home Service Section. Up to the present time the Home Service Section of the Lewiston Chapter has attended to over 400 cases of soldiers and sailors in Lewis, Idaho and Nez Perce Counties. 88 of these men were disabled in some manner, and are receiving special atten tion. Ten of them are tuber cular ; fourteen have received treatment in hospitals; many have received financial aid for their families. In all these cases the Lewiston Red Cross chapter has supplemented and aided the government in every possible way. A trained sec retary is employed to give as sistance in all cases of need. The secretary keeps in touch with all service men who have needed advice or aid, and with all fami lies in similar need. This work is supported entirely by your Red Cross dollars, and will con tinue until the last man returns home from service, or from the hospitals. The Red Cross Canteen Although the numbers are dwindling gradually, eight ten, twelve or more service men are returning each week, and are be ing met at the train by a uni formed Canteen worker. Until the last boy returns Lewiston Chapter will see that the return ing men are cared for and all their needs satisfied, when they reach Lewiston to stay, or pass through to their homes in the three counties. The Junior Red Cross is another of the branches of work that is being continued with greater emphasis than ever There are almost 3,000 junior workers in the three counties. These are some of the reasons why the people of our district have a special interest in seeing the 10,000 membership mark reached. We want to know that all the advantages of the Ameri can Red Cross may be available to our people now, as well as in time of great emergency, such as was experienced in the influenza epidemic of last year. Idaho, Nez Perce and Lewis Counties have 8800 members of the American Red Cross. Make it 10,000. All you need is a heart and a dollar. ATTENTION LADIES. All the ladies that served at the Home Coming banquet are requested to call at the home of Mrs. R. A. Nims on Monday evening at 7:30. Mrs. J. V. Nash returned Sat urday evening from a two weeks visit at the R. P. Nash home in Spokane. J. financial report of the WELCOME HOME COM MITTEE. Receipts. Proceeds of Harvest Ball given by committee ....$ 57.35 Received from war chest fund .............................. 428.81 Sale of Civilian Dance tickets .......................... 51.50 Sale of 72 Civilian Ban quet tickets at $1.50 ... 129.50 Total......................$667.16 Disbursements. Peoples Floral shop, 5 Doz. chrysanthemum 20.00 Express charges on flow ers ................................ 1.25 Calvert's Metrodome Or chestra .......................... 100.00 J. V. Nash, postage........ 2.00 Turner Drug Co., decora tions for hall .............. 80.00 Cottonwood Milling Co., bran for floor ............ 4.10 Jack Blount, expenses (no charge for ser vices) .......................... 6.0C Madison Lumber Co., for lumber cut and spoiled 14.50 Cottonwood Dray, dray age on lumber etc..... 5.50 Cottonwood Hardware Co., nails ...................... 1.10 T. A. Randall, cookies served at banquet........ 4.50 Cottonwood Hotel, px*e paring and serving banquet ........................ 340.00 Cottonwood Garage, use of building, lights, cleaning and extra lab or caused by banquet 50.90 Orpheum Theatre, mov ing picture show three runs ............................ 70.00 Cottonwood Chronicle, printing invitations for soldiers and civilian tickets ........................ 5.75 Clem Hussman, exenses in hiring costume (no charge for services) 6.40 Balance on hand............ 5.16 Total ....................$ 667.16 The balance on hand will be turned over to the local chapter of the Red Cross. We hereby certify the above to be a correct statement of the receipts and disbursements and expenses incured in connection with the banquet, dance and pic ture show given in honor of our returned soldiers and sailors. W. W. Flint, Wm, A. Lustie, G. F. Simon, COMMITTEE. BE FLIGHT STOP. According to word sent out from Grangeville definite action was taken by the Grangeville council Monday to meet the gov ernment requirements to have Grangeville designated as a landing point or flight station for the forestry aerial patrol to be established next June to as sist in the location of forest fires in the United States forest of northern Idaho. The service will be inaugurat ed in June and will be continued through July, August and Sept ember, Grangeville and Kalispell will be designated as flight stops while hangar terminals will be installed at Missoula and Coeur d'Alene. Army aviators will be used but each pilot will cany an observer of the forestry de partment and it is expected two machines will reach Grangeville each day during the period of the patrol. The inauguration of the aerial patrol is another step taken by the government to strengthen the forces entrusted with the protection of the national for ests. The department is also carrying forward a very impor tant highway construction pro gram, the purpose being to pro vide transportation facilities for for moving men and equipt ment into the interior of the re serves. The experience of the past season is naturally stimula ting the activities towax'd better protection as the bunxed-over ax-ea in nox-thenx Idaho this year amounts to over 500,000 acres. Attend the Armistice Dance Tuesday* Nov. 11th. ' so of of a in on in the day 330 ced to to he ed ty to is in of ' NEWS AROUND THE STATE Items of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. One hundred thousand dollars worth of fur each year from Ida so is the estimate made by auto rities in the fur buying business of the state. Somewhere, under the deep mantle of snow that covers the Sawtooth mountains, lies the dead body of Joseph Unger, Pittsburg capitalist and hotel owner. Milk condensation is being taught at the dairy department of the University of Idaho with a new condensing outfit of lab oi'atory size that has just been installed. The Potlatch highway district in Latah county has called for Saturday, November 8th, a special bond election to vote up on the issuing of highway bonds in the amount of $350,000. Governor Davis of Idaho is coming to Lewiston to attend the Nox'thwest Livestock show, Nov ember 9-14,a nd so Idaho's chief executive will be prominent in the obsex-vance of Armistice day. Jack Frost was charged Mon day with the attempted ruin of 330 cars of south Idaho potatoes that are sacked and waiting for cars to carry them to market. Everett Sweeley, member of the state public utilities commission, just returned from an inspec tion trip covering vicinities of Twin Falls, Minidoka and Burley made the chare. Fred Gruber, who was senten ced to life imprisonment, and who escaped with another pri soixer fxem the state peniten tiary November 17, 1918, was arrested a shoil time ago for the theft of an automobile. His identification papers were sent to Leavenworth, where, by the finger print identification sys tem, he was readily identified as escaped fxem the Idaho peniteix tiax-y. The startling claim that a clique of neighbors are planning to kill him and his family is made by W. E. Cooper of Cope land, Idaho, in a letter to Attor ney Genei'al Roy L. Black. Cop per declares that on October 16 he bought some potatoes which had been poisoned by a woman with intent to do harm to him self and family. He fed the peelings to the family hog and within 15 minutes the animal was dead .according to his letter. The stage of water in Snake river is not favorable for navi gation to Pittsburg Landing, to which point mail service was es tablished two weeks ago, from Lewiston, but the little boat us ed by Brewrink & Sittkus, mail contx-actors, has been able to make two trips without difficul ty and the experiences of these trips lead the contractor's to be lieve that practically an all-year service can be maintained. The river reached a new low-water record this year. The Lewiston lodge of the Knights of Pythias has raised $3000 toward the purchase of a residence adjoining the chil di'en's home finding association, which will be used as an annex to afford relief from the present exowded condition of the home. The residence is an atti'active home if three stories with 11 x'ooms, and will cost $5000. It is expected that the remaining $2000 will be subscribed by the other Knights of Pythias lodges in north Idaho. H. J. Mileham, the University of Idaho student who shot him self Thursday night with sucidal intent, is reporting getting along nicely. Mileham shot himself because his young wife, to whom he was secretly married at Farmington, Utah, on August 15 refused to come to Moscow to live with him. Mileham was an overseas soldier, was a member of the famous 91st x'egiment, was wounded in the Argonne forest and was sent to the Uni versity of Idaho by the govern ment for vocational training.