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VOLUME 28. NO. /b COTTONWOOD. IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1920 »2.00 PER YEAR ROB FINN POSTOFFICE POSTOFFICE FUNDS ARE IN CLUDED IN THE LOT MAN IS HELD. The safe containing the Fenn postoffice money and the per sonal funds of Marion Weber, postmaster and merchant at Fenn, was robbed Friday night while Mrs. Weber was in Grange ville and Mr. Weber was absent from the store attending an af fair at the Odd Fellows hall. The robbery was discovered shortly after midnight when Mr. Weber returned to the store and Sheriff William Eller was on the ground at one o'clock. Fred Morris, a farm hand on the Jack Witherow ranch near Fenn. was grought to Grange ville for examination but has not been formally arrested. As near as can be estimated, about $125 in money and a con siderate amount of postage stamps, checks and papers were taken from the safe. The safe was entered by breaking off the combination knob and wrecking the combination lock. Henry Rowe and Owen Zehner who were attending the affair at the lodge hall, visited the store aliout 11 o'clock to get some goods for o luncheon and at that time they heard a noise in the rear of the store. They paid no attention to the matter because the Weber living apart ments are in the rear of the store building and at that time Mrs. thev did not know that Weber was in Grangeville. rhe taking of Morris into eus tody for examination resulted from investigations by Sheriff Eller which disclosed tracks in the snow leading from the bunk house on the Witherow ranch to the store and then back to the bunkhouse. The tracts return ing to the bunkhouse were much clearer than those leading to the store as snow was falling aliout 11 o'clock. Tracks were also found where some person had paced to and fro at a point con venient to watch the store build ing. Morris claims that he was not in Fenn on th« evening of the robbery and that he does not know of any person going from the ranch bunkhouse to the store. Jack Witherow, the em ployer of Morris, told the offic ers that during the evening, Mrs. Morris, wife of Fred Morris wanted to talk to her husband and that he went to the bunk house in search of Moms and at that time Morris was not to be found aliout the ranch. Morris will have a hearing at Grangeville today. Postoffice Inspector J. R. Fullenwieder, with headquarters in Spokane was in Cottonwood Thursday having came here from Fenn where he made an investigation. WILL MOVE TO CLARKSTON. W. J. Nuxoil better known as Joe has leased his farm holdings near Greencreek to his son Allie Nuxoil and Joe Trautman and after disposing of his personal property at the public sale, which he has advertised for Tuesday, April 13th will depart for Clarkston where he will make his future home with his family: Mr. Nuxoil has oper-! ated the land leased to his son and son-in-law for the past quarter of a century. WILL OPERATE MILL. Ben Krieger, of Keuterville, is in Cottonwood this week mak ing preparation to commence operating his mill near Keuter ville in aliout two weeks. Mr. Krieger expects to saw about 200,000 feet of lumber mill, which will require three weeks sawing. at his about While in the city he placed an ad in the Chronicle for men and will pay $3.50 and $4.50 a day including board, which is eq •iraient to $5.00 aad $6 per day. ^ Cottonwood CONCERT GRAND SUCCESS. The concert and dance given by the Hallowell Concert Co., undei tiie auspices of the Amen can Legion was a grand success in evry way. Every seat in the opera house was filled when the curtain raised for the concert and from the encores everyone must have lieen well pleased with the entertainment. After the concert music was furnished by the orchestra for a dance. which lasted until one o'clock, From a financial standpoint the American Legion's treasury was enriched with almost $200 and Post No. 40 wish to take this means in thanking everyone who at tended either the dance or con cert and otherwise helped them make the affair such a grand success. It is to be hoped that the le gion will bring other similar organizations to Cottonwood f ,oni time time for the enter STEAM tainment of the citizens in Cot tonwood. 3 MEN HURT IN BIG ROCK SLIDE SHOVEL ALMOST HURLED INTO THE SAL MON RIVER. Three" workmen employed by Grant Smith & Co., on the North and South highway, were seri ously, but not fatally injured, late last Thursday, when be tween 400 and 500 cubic feet of rock suddenly crashed from the side ol a bluff to the highway on which they were working. The accident occured at the Dou mecq place, up Salmon river from the mouth ol Whitebird creek The injured are: William Welsh, craneman: scalded on arm and ankle brok en. Charles White, shovelman; wrist sprained. Henry Beckmark, badly bruis ed on head, left arm broken. The injured men were taken to a hospital in Spokane, where they arrived Sunday night. The men were employed in steam shovel work when the crash came. The tons of debris , which fell buried the workings and one man was pinned beneath the rocks.' The steam shovel, which was operating on a nar row roadway, bordering on Sal mon river, was tilted toward the river by the tailing rock, which, as it crashed, partially buried the shovel, and prevented it from falling into the roaring nve1 '' The men who were hurt were given first aid by Dr. W. A. Eos kett, of Whitebird, and were brought overland to Grangeville, and sent to the Spokane hispital. They will re cover.—Free Press. MORE CATTLE ARRIVE. Another special train which carried eight airloads of aittle belonging to William Platt ar rived in Cottonwood Thursday evening about nine o'clock from the Toppenish country where they have been wintered. The alxive shipment consists of only a percent of the cattle owned by Mr. Platt, he having fed some 600 head at Toppenish this winter. Another trainload will be shipped in next week. The aittle will be driven to his range on the river. EXPRESS BUSINESS HEAVY Owing to the express business on the Camas Prairie railroad being so heavy the railroad of ficials of this line have added a combination smoker and bag gage car to its daily train lie tween Grangeville and instead of the regular smoker. The comination smoker and bag gage car with the day coach handles the passenger business of the prairie nicely until Culde sac is reached when another coach is added to the train. HOGS ON • SPREE '. N. Williamson, proprietor of Ennis Fallen purebred stoek farm, a mile northwest of Mos cow, has a lot of purebred Duroc hogs that enjoyed a regular "spree". The hogs were "drunk as lords," Mr. Williamson says, and their antics were so "hu man" that they were enjoyed by Mr. Williamson and the ranch hands. There is no grounds for i*n investigation by the prohilii tion director, however. Mr. Williamson has a large silo that was filled with corn last fall. It is nearly empty now and the silage in the Ixittom is quite sour. One of Mr. Wil liamson's purebred Shorthorn cows was taken sick after eating the silage, and Dr. Baker, veter inarian, advised him to not let the cows eat any more of the silage. Mr. Williamson opened the Ixittom door of the silo and turned the hogs in. About two hours later he noticed the hogs acting peculiarly and called the hired men. They tried to drive the hogs out, but the porkers staggered and fell and Mr. Wil liamson says they acted exactly like a drunk man. In a few hours they recovered from their spree and were all right. ATTENDED SCHOOL HERE. Street rumor is to the effect that Charles Simmons, clerk in the local postoffice, will be ap lxiinted postmaster for Grange ville. U. S. Civil service examin ations of candidates for post master were conducted here early in the winter, and Sim mons was an applicant. Simmons, who is a young man, attended the University of Idaho and later was with the American arm y in France ' Basis for the rumor that Sim rnons will receive the appoint men t is the fact that an eastern bonding company on Thursday 0 f this week wired local persons seeking indorsements for Sim mons.—Free Press. Charles Simmons i s well known here having attended the local school in Cottonwood in 1910 and prior thereto. His many friends here hope the ru mor is with foundation. Tin? position pays $2300 a vear with all office expenses paid. RED" HARRIS HERE. Among the Grangeville folks who attended the dance here Wednesday evening was Harold Harris better known as "Red" a nd the main spring of the fa moU s Cowliov Band. "Red" states that the Cowboy Band will stage their annual Days ot '49 the latter part of the month and that the event would come up to, if not excell, any ever at tempted by that organization j n former veais. The fact that Mr. Harris has charge of the publicity work almost assures that the affair will be a grand success. later__ Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ritter and family departed Tuesday morn ing for La Monte, Wash., where they will visit for the next month at the home of Mrs. Ritter's parents and from there expect to go to Oregon where they will locate. Mr. Ritter only a short time ago disposed interest of the League. Lewiston-- Albert Nau of Ferdinand who seriously sprained his ankle in a of his holdings near Cottonwood to Mike Seubert. Since coming to this section, some years ago, the Ritters have done exception ally well and only leave on ac count of the late spring, which is not to their liking. RAY McKAIG HERE. Ray McKaig a Non-Partizan League organizer was a visitor in Cottonwood today. A busi ness meeting of the League will be held this afternoon. Mr. Mc Kaig stated that the* league would open its aimpaign within the next four weeks and that from time to time speakers would visit Cottonwood in the runaway in his home town about a week ago came to Cottonwood Wednesday evening for medical ti-eatment. He is at the home of his brother, A. H. Nau. CENTRALIA SENTENCES. Montesano, Wash., April 5.— Sentences of from 25 to 40 years in the penitentiary at Walla Walla, Wash., were imposed by Judge John M. Wilson here to day on seven alleged I. W .W., convicted by a jury in superior court here on March 13, of sec ond degree murder in connection with the death of Warren O. Grimm, Centralia Armistice day parade victim. Sentence was imposed after a motion for a new trial had been denied. i he seven men sentenced were Ra.v 'Becker. John Lamb, O. C. Bland, Britt Smith. James Mein erney, Bert Bland and Eugene Barnett. Ijoren Rolierts, who was found criminally insane by the jury, was committed to the ward for the criminal insane at the penitentiary. Judge Ben Sheeks, in the Grays Harbor county superior court hero passed varying sent ences 011 eleven alleged I. W. W. convicted of violation of the state criminal syndicalism act. Joe Hempelter, John Brad shaw, Sidney L. Scott and Emil Boettcher were committed to the state penitentiary for from one to ten years. ElmerSalano, 20 years old, was given a sus pended sentence of from six month to ten years in the re-, formatory at Monroe. George Miller, Stancly Hewitt, George D. Robie, Antic Kahie, Hjalmar Aho and Otto Kallio were given fines of $300 each and costs. They will lie confln ed in the county jail until the fines are paid. --- PUBLISHED 20 YEARS AGO. 1. D. Lyons made a trip to Uniontown last week. Otto Kaesemeyer is building an addition to his harness shop. Sheriff John McLean was in town on Tuesday summoning grand jurors. Fiank Wright is building an addition on the west side of his factory. W. M. Schiller has the lumlier on the ground for fencing his residence grounds. W. W. Blackburn has purchas ed the dwelling and lots lately owned and occupied by J. B. York. The coming campaign prom ises to be a very warm one. There are so many important questions involved that the ord inary voter will be wondering "where we are at?" NEW DODGE SHOW ROOM. The Cottonwood Hardware has completed a very commo dious show room in which they will hereafter display the Dodge car. The room is located in what was formerly used as a ware house by the concern and has been fitted up in first class shape and occupies the north part of the building. Large windows have been placed in the front part of the building, which will at all times display the cars to the passing public on King street. The show room is one of the finest in Idaho county and will add much in displaying the famous Dodge Brothel's motor cars. — BUYS THOROUGHBRED. John Seger, one of Winona's most substantial citizens was a business visitor in the city M011 day. While here Mr. Seger placed an order for a Red Du rock Jersey sow, which will cost him $100 at Boyd, Wash. The one year old sow will cost its new owner in the neighliorhood of $115 when the express bill is paid. Mr. Seger stated that while the roads from his home to Cottonwood were not in the liest of condition he rememliered the time when they were in far worse shape. ATTENDED LODGE DOINGS. Geo. M. Robertson and Leo Hanses attended a meeting of the secretaries of the I. O. O. F. lodge of north central Idaho, at Lewiston Tuesday. Both gentle men state that the meeting was a mort interesting one and that some 200 were nresent at the evening session Tuesday. They returned home Wednesday even ing. TEACHERS RE-ELECTED. All of the touchers, who have conducted the public school in Cottonwood for the past year have been re-elected by the school lioard at an advance in salary. At the present time we are un able to say how many, or if any, ot the present teaching force will return to Cottonwood next year as the lioard has given them until Friday to sign con tracts for next year. The one known fact, however, is that , " A. Lustie, the superinten : dent, will not be here next year, as he has accepted a position in Oregon. We can sincerely say for Mr. Lustie that to him be longs a great deal of credit for building up one of the liest scvhools in the county. We pre dict that his hai-d to fill. position will be ; 1 - n»nuivvM>r PKOMINF.NT FARMERS OF STATEMENT ON WHEATASSO. THE PRAIRIE GIVE OUT STATEMENT. | _ The Northern Idaho commit- tep ol Hie Idaho Wheat Growers Association, consisting of H. J. Herman of Genesee, Ralph R.j ^uharty of Culdesac, U. R. I Warncut of Ilo, E. G. Fri of Ferdinand, J. C. Thompson of I Moscow, N. II. Jacobs of Nez perce, and Geo. W. Stephens of Grangeville. have organized and issued the following statement: "We are solidly behind the As sociation and intend to see it perfected. We lielieve the time has come when every energy and th production of farms should be 1100led in order to safe quard the markets so as to guarantee or maintain the cost of production plus a reasonable profit to the farmers of this country. We lie lieve that we should have a wat-j er-tight organization that neith er the farmers through their in difference, nor the speculator,! through his aggression or unfair methods, can break up and we desire to say that we believe that we have the plan through the Idaho-Washington Wheat Growers Association that will do this and more. "The Association is not going to hurt or hinder any farmer's local elevator or warehouse com pany, but will rather dovetail with them, and we want to urge upon every farmer to join the Association, and do it now. Your 1 association will have to make its market and warehouse connec tions and employ its sales man ager, and we have no time to lose. Some have criticized the contracts under which the wheat is to lie jMioled. The Committee believes the contracts which we are putting out to be the safest and fairest that could be put out at this time." MINORS MUST NOT SMOKE. Minors under 18 who smoke or use cigarettes, cigars or tobacco in any form upon public high w «y» or other public properties will lie declared "delinquent," und committed to a reformatory according to a ruling made by Attorney General Black in an swer to a Paris, Idaho inquiry, Section 8363 of the compiled statutes, to which he called attention in his ruling, provides that "every minor who shall smoke, etc., shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." Section 1010, also quoted, provides that child ren under the age of eighteen years "who violate any law of this state" may lie delinquent. BASEBALL MEETING. A meeting will lie held at the Hotel Cottonwood Saturday evening for the purpose of devis ing ways and means of raising funds for the baseball club and to also ascertain how many home players are available for a liall team. All prospective can didates are requested to attend this meeting. NEWS AROUND THE STATE Items of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. Miss Ethel E. Redfield, state superintendent of public instruc tion, who is serving the last year of her second term in that office, is not going to be a candi date to succeed herself. President Elliott, of the Lew iston State Normal, last week attended a meeting of the Lewis county teachers held at Ilo and a meeting of the tnistees of the county held at Nezperce. The worst storm Moscow has known since last November swept over Latah county Friday. The storm liegan about daylight with a fall of snow, unaccom panied by wind. Walter Davis, the 11 year-old stepson of Nate Overman, of Culdesac, accidentally shot him self through the knee with a .38 calilier revolver Saturday. Strong demand for draft horses and for those heavy enough to lie of practical service on the farms, is reported by E. F. Rinehart, field animal hus bandman of the University of Idaho extension division, in his current report to L. W. Fluharty director of extension. Beginning with next Monday the Craig Mountain Lumber Co., will add a night crow to the mill force, which will practically dou ble the production of the big plant. Employment for about 50 additional men will be provided and will bring the total payroll up to about 400 men. Unable to meet its obligations with actual cash, the state of Idaho began Saturday to regis ter against future tax payments the warrants with which it pays employes and contractors. These warrants will cost the state 6 per cent interest until they they .are called, which may be after sev eral months. Governor Duvis will ask Dr. E. A. Bryan, state commissioner of education, to represent the state of Idaho at a conference of governors and state represent atives soon to be held in Wash ington, D. C., in an attempt to solve the teacher shortage puz zle. Wages for deck-hands on the Snake river steamers reached j new high mark this week when increases to $100 per month were allowed. This advance is due to the necessity of moving the Snake river grain crop and the increase is partially brought aliout by overtime allowed. The former pay of the deck-hands was $70 per month. Smoke from the two large chimneys of the University of Idaho heating plant will almost entirely lie eliminated by the contemplated installation of new lioiler settings, according to an announcement made today by H. J. Macintire, professor of me chanical engineering. Approximately one-half of all the standing merchantable tim ber in the United States is locat ed in the states of California, Oregon. Washington, Montana and Idaho, and it is estimated that in those states there are thousands of millions lioard measure. In the state of Idaho alone there is now in govern ment ownership more than om* third of all the standing mer chantable timber. The value of that timber at $1 per 1000 feet, board measure, is in excess of $49,000.000. The United States senatorial committee, investigating charg es of manipulation against cer tain officials of the federal grain corporation, may hold a session in Boise soon. Miles Cannon, state commissioner of agricul ture. announced today uixm his return from Spokane and north Idaho that he had formally invi ted the committee to come to Boise while on their trip to west ern states, which is to be taken sooa. .