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COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, W)- i i. . VOLUME 30. NO. 8 $2.00 PER YEAR SCHOOL CONTRACT IS_AWARDED GREENCREEK SCHOOL DI RECTORS LET CONTRACT FOR $6365 WEDNESDAY. A contract for the construc tion of a modem school house at Greencreek was let in Cotton wood, Wednesday, by the school board of the Greencreek district, consisting of Joe Hoffman, An ton Jansen and Leo Schumacher to Atkison Bros., of Ferdinand, for the consideration of $6365, they being the lowest of three bidders. Two other bids were submitt ed to the l)oard, one from Wm. Beckman, whose bid was $6667 and one from William Ruhoff whose bid was $6850. According to the plans, the school will be constructed in a T shape, the main part of the building being 28x75 feet and a hall way 28x32 feet. The build ing will be modern in every re spect and must be completed by the successful bidder by August 1st. The location of the school will be directly opposite the Greencreek church. Work on the building .will be commenced as soon as weather conditions are favorable, which is believed will not be before the first of April. The two outstanding features in letting the contract are: The keen bidding of all contractors, there being less than $500 dif ference between the highest and i lowest bidder and the fact that alK)ut two years ago the board advertised to have the work done, at which time the lowest bid received was approximately $10,000. In putting off the work the Greencreek district has sav ed approximately $4000 on the construction of the building. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LOST. The Cottonwood high school lost a very exciting game of bas ket ball Saturday evening to the Gifford team, the score being 20 to 22. Considering the differ ence in size, the Cottonwood boys put up an excellent game. The Gifford l>oys outweighed the local boys by at least 20 pounds to the man and it was this sur plus weight that won the game for them. Cottonwood in sev oral instances played in hard luck, being exceptionally un fortunate in throwing fouls. Ever.v member on the Cotton wood team played his level liest so we are going to refrain from 1 mentioning any individual as the star. A large crowd witnessed the game. OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY. The Knights of Pythias of Cottonwood will fittingly ob serve the 58th anniversary of that order in the I. O. O. F. hall Monday evening. All K. of P.'s and their families, Pythian sis ters and their friends are invited An appropriate program will be rendered, consisting of songs, recitations and etc. At the con- ! elusion of the program a supper will be served to all those pre sen t. _ j DANCE_CARD PARTY. The Knights of Columbus will give a card party in their council chambers on Friday evening, February 24th and on Tuesday evening the 27th will give a dance in the K. C. hall. All Knights and their families and This will friends are invited. This will j be the last card party and dance to be given by this organization before the Lenten season, which commences on March 1st. ---among E ASTER SUNDAY LATER. Many people wonder why Easter Sunday is much later this year than last. The reason is: Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, that Ls the first Sunday after the full moon on or next after March 21. If the full moon falls on Sunday Easter is the next Sunday. Easter can not be earlier than March 22 or later than April 25. LOST FAST GAME. The Cottonwood town basket ball team lost one of the fastest games that aggregation has played this season, Friday even ing, when the Elk River basket Util team defeated them by one point, 19 to 20. The game w'as an exceptionally good one and time after time the crowd pre sent were brought to their feet by spectacular playing on both sides. Boosinger, playing cen ter, was the star for the Cotton wood team and the crowd was greatly delighted the way he managed to get the tip off over his much taller opponent. MOTHER DIES. Mrs. William Wagner, who was called to Hasting, Minn., about three weeks ago has writ ten relatives in Cottomvood that her mother passed away last Wednesday. All of the children w'ere at the bedside of their aged mother when she passed away. The funeral services were held i last Friday. Mrs. Wagner is not expected home at once for she intends to visit with relatives there before returning. SOCIAL DOINGS IN COTTONWOOD MANY MORE PLANNED BE FORE LENTEN SEASON COMMENCES. Cottonwood and vicinity has been the scene of many a social gathering the past week, private ;mc | public, and many more are planned for next week when the I climax will be niched as those who wish to entertain their friends will do so during the coming week before the Lenten season commences, March 1. f. Afternoon Party. Mrs. Raymond A. Nims was hostess at a very delightful "500" party last Saturday after- " noon. The seven tables of j players were grouped in the liv ing room. The rooms were beautifully decorated in red and white, with hearts suspended from streamers. Lunch time, the tables were covered with valen tine cloths, red tapers in cut glass candlesticks made very ! pretty table decorations. Corsage bouquets made of red and white candies were presented as favors Th e ices were served in indivi dual flower pots holding a red carnation and the entire menu was carried out in red and white. Prizes were won by Mrs. C. H. Greve, royal and Miss Geraldine Baker, consolation. A flower contest was held for the ladies that did not play cards and Mrs. J. V. Baker received the prize. The hostess was assisted by the Misses Bernice Simon, Elza Mat thiesen and Lenore Nims, all three looking very charming in white gowns with bt. Valentine and aprons. _ . -- , Surprise Geo. Terhaar. A large number of friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Terhaar Sunday evening to help Mr. Ter raar celebrate his birthday in a fitting manner. The party was _________ m _ planned in secrecy and not until ; their friends had taken posses sion of their most hospitable home did they liecome aware of the fact that such an event had been planned. Of course the neighbors brought in enough : eats to feed an army in grand s ^y] e an( j Q f tj, e i )es t j n the land. £^rd playing soon became the pre d orn j na ting amusement of t ^ p even j n g at which Mrs. John ! Engel proved the »hinging star the ladies and Jacob, Ixjrentz among the men. The j consolation prizes were awarded to Mrs. Howard McKinley and Ben Nacke. The guests all de parted wishing Mr. Terhaar many more such birthdays, such as the one he thought would go ___________________ _ .. bv without any more than ordin- J ary recognition, Card Party At Brunes. The home of Mr. and Mrs. j Anton Baune was the scene of a jolly card party Sunday evening. ; Hi JU J The game of progressive 500 was played until late in the evening after which the hrstess seived a dainty lunch. The winners of the evening were: Ladies: Miss Mary Tacke, first; Miss Julia Kolbeck, consolation; gentleman John Toennis, first ; John Kol beck, consolation. Valentine Party. Delbert Iiale entertained a number of his high school friends at a delightful St. Val entine party Tuesday evening, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Lora Hale. The rooms were beautifully decorated with red hearts. "500" was played and prizes won by Miss Lon ore Nims and Kenneth Miller. Delicious refreshments were served by Mrs. Hale. The table decora tions being canned out in red and white with valentine favors. - Surprise Newly Weds. Alxmt 60 friends and neigh bors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Terhaar, in the Greencreek section, last evening, his a in for sed at in - f. n . 8 a ' e them the surprise ol their life, the affair being a sur prise on the newly weds. After the uninvited guests had cooled " 0%v ' n the aei ' v , es ol Mr - and Mr f Terhaar J tables were soon scat- • Terhaar 9 tables were soon scat tered about the house and pro gressive 500 was played until late in the evening and then came the "big feed' which was provided by their friends. The winners of the evening were: Mrs. William Ruhoff and John Terhaar, first; Mrs. Frank Nux oil and Conrad Tacke consolation Enjoyable Evening. Miss Josephine Lies delight fully entertained a number of friends at the home of Mr. and | Mrs. Jacob Lorentz, Thursday evening. A very pleasant time was enjoyed by all the guests. Dancing and cards were the chief amusements of the even ing. Mary Hilpert and Henry Engel won head prizes and Mary Schmidt and Tony Duclos the consolation favors. At a late hour refreshments were served. Entertained Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nims entertained a few friends at "500" Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Turner were the prize winners. Refreshments were served . be Doings For Next Week. Monday evening the Knights ; of Pythias w'ill celebate the 58t.h anniversary of their order. Tuesday evening Musical Com edy at Orpheum, given by a j home talent cast from Grange-1 ville. Under auspices of local : post, American Legion. ! Wednesday evening, February j 22nd, Pythian Sisters' dance, one j of the leading social events o f the year. ! Friday evening the Knights of Columbus will give a card party in their council chandlers, all j members of the order and their friends invited. j Saturday evening the mar-1 ried folks' dance club will give a card party in the I. O. O. F. hall to which the public is invited. A small admission fee will be J charged. On Monday evening, Feb. 27th | j the Knights of Columbus will give a private dance in the K. C. ! hall. 1 Monday evening, February 27, ; a big dance at Keuterville. I WILL RETURN SATURDAY, Mike Jacobs, manager of the Madison Lumber Co., is expected home Saturday evening from Wisconsin where he was called two weeks ago by the death of his father, John Jacobs. Rela tive to the death of Mr. Jacobs, ! a clipping from the Hilbert paper among other things says: "An other name is stricken from the lessening roll of old settlers, yet in such a death there is no cause for grief. His life work was done and well done. He had pas sed his golden wedding day and wearied with life» duties and cares, weary of suffering and waiting, he lay down to rest. Mr. Jacobs was <•> years of age at the time of his death and was one of the oldest settlers m the state of W isconsin, settling there in 1866. j During the absence of Mike, the lumber yard is in charge of William Wagner. The Stevens Bros., Mercantile MAKES ASSIGNMENT. .company, which for some time has been doing business in Fer dinand made a n assignment Tuesday in favor of the Spokane Merchants' Association, the rea ------------- -------------------- son for this act is sickness of tile manager, Jack Stevens, who no longer can carry on the task of operating the store. The store is now in charge of Mr. Standley, a representative of the Spokane association, who is now taking an inventory of the stock. _______ ____ _____ that he had only cultivated five PROOF IS REJECTED. The final proof of George L. Burgund was rejected by the of ficials of the Lewiston land of fice last week on the grounds acres of the tract while the law requires one-eighth to be under cultivation before final proof can be made. His homestead con sists of 134.14 acres. While his proof was rejected he still has the right to go ahead and com plete the work and than submit proof. STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! A big dance at Keuterville, Monday, February 27th. Get on your glad rags for a hot time in the old town. If your a dancer come. If you don't dance come anyhow'. Music by the Home Jazz Orchestra. Your last chance before Lent. Don't forget the date. JACOBS TO HOLD SALE, L. N. Jacobs will hold a public auction sale on the old Sidney Brown ranch on Tuesday, Febru ary 28th. The sale will he one of the largest ever held in this Mid-night lunch will be served. section. Mr. Jacobs will offer for sale 84 head of A No. 1 horses, 26 head of cattle, farm machinery of every description. Watch for the bills and the ad in the Chronicle next week, for particulars. - INSTALL LATHE. The Cottonwood Battery. Sat urday of last week installed a new lathe which they received from the factory at South Bend, Ind. The machine while not of | the largest type is modern in every respect and has many im ! proved features over the older 1 models put on the market by the company. The machine with I its equipment coat $1000. TAX EXPERT COMING. I will be in Cottonwood on March' 3, 1922, at bank building between the hours of 9 a. m. and 5 p. m. to assist taxpayers in fil ing their income tax returns. All single i>ersons having a net income of $1,000.90 must file a return. All married persons (living with husband or wife) having u net income of $2,000.00 must file a return. All persons having a gross in come of $5,000.00 must file a re turn regardless of net income. In visiting deputy collector, please have list of all receipts and disbursements listed imd for rm ub re ub penditures. ' " ** All business and professions must submit supporting sehe dules with return. Edgar T. Hawley, Deputy Collector. 1 -- ! __ . . PR A Nlrl/ll I r Til UllHIlUL VlLLL I U . np anurmi vT APf | 11 Mr 11 Y O I "UL UUIflLU I ____ SIXTEEN PEOPLE IN CAST— bksT OF TALENT_GOOD MUSICAL ( OMEDY. _ j Such a success weis the musi cal comedy, * "Sittin' Pretty," j staged by Grangeville folks at the county seat last week that arrangements have been mi de to have the same presented in Cot ton wood under the auspices of the Cottonwood Post of the American Legion. The musical comedy will be presented at the Orpheum theatre, in Cottonwood Tuesday evening, February 21st. "Settin' Pretty" the A. E. F. play will reveal to those who at ----------------- tend, life behind the battle front as the boys who were there saw it. The play is presented by only ex-service men and mem hers of the auxiliary, these giv ing an exact reproduction of j scenes in France dui ing the war, with legion boys as actors. In "Settin Pretty" you will gain an impression of the French nobility in the person of Coun tess de Montozon, who is direct from France. The play is interspersed with snappy musical numbers, and a mild love story is expressed in the play and musical numbers. The comedy is directed by Miss Patricia McGrath of Fenn who has just returned recently from New York City where she studied dramatic art and elecu tion. The music is under the direction of Harry Hilbourne,.. and Miss Dorthy Bunting a tal ented musician is the accompist. Following is the cast: Betty Wingate .Phoebe Gillette Sergt. Bob Drury, funny man of the outfit Jack Edwards Pvt. Red Clancy, something do ing all the time Dan Guy Coni. Theo. Elliott, 2nd. a gentle man in the ranks H. Haynes Countess de Montozon, direct From France Exceedingly French Clairette, her daughter, ties jolie ah oui ...............Mary Barker Suzette, another daughter, some 'mam'solle' Patricia McGrath Mr. Bishop, a real welfare work er ...............Charles Simmons Major Hanson, a friend of Betty's ........Harry Hilbourne A. W\ 6. L. Group of Dough hoys Arthur Byrne, Gay Eimers, Mr. Berry, Mr. Massey, Jess Wade. Tickets for the play are on sale a t the Turner Drinr Store. The prime motive of staging the com edy in Cottonwood is not to make money but to give the Cotton wood folks an opportunity to a witness a home talent play, in which 16 people take part, all • from Grangeville, that is said to , be far al>ove the average. - George Seubert is this week nursing a badly bruised leg, the result of two logs rolling togeth j er, between which his leg be 1 came tangled. NEWS AROUND M STATE Items of Interest Front Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. Thirty-six of the 145 deaths reported to the bureau of vital statistics in January were those of native-born Idahoans, accord in k to the monthly report issued Friday. The ownership of the Clear water Republican at Orofino changed on February 1, passing from the control of W. H. Gillea pie to that of R. A. Hamilton and Lauren L. Johnson. Jefferson Wood aged 80 an v WeXes^ oHasT week H îlï vveanesany oi last ween, lie nas lived in that section for the past 25 - vear **- He ,s survived by a wife and large family. The body of Eugene R. Day, millionaire mining man, who died at Sacied Heart hospital, in Spokane, Saturday, was taken to Portend Sunday, for burial by the side of his parents. The lx>dy was accompanied to Port land by Jerome J. Day and other members of the family. One thousand eight hundred forty-seven taxpayers qualified to vote j n the special election to be held February 21 in Lewiston on the proposed issue of $25,000 of municipal bonds for the en largement and improvement of the present Normal Hill ceme tery, were reported as registered last night. Huntington Taylor of Coeur d'Alene is a new member of the s tate lioard of education, taking the place of Evan Evans of Grangeville, whose resignation contemplated since his accession to the position of internal reve nue collector for Idaho, has been placed in Governor Davis' hands. maceu m uuvbhiui uavia luuluo , The change is to take place im mediately ' j After March 1 all motor vehi cles operated on highways in the state must display 1922 license plates. Announcement of the March 1 "deadline" date waa made Saturday by the depart ment of law enforcement and is in line with its policy gradually to advance the date for the pro curement of licenses to January 1, the date fixed by law. Opal Morse, white, aged 16, of Portland liecame the bride of Nathan llavird, half-breed Nez Perce Indian, of Lapwai, Friday. The young lady presented an af fidavit signed by her father giv ing his consent to the marriage. The affidavit for license states that she is white, but she de clared to Probate Judge Woel jierformed the cere mony, that she had Indian blood. Cocaine to the value of $160, ()0() .«eiaed in north Idaho by a special agent of the Northern Pacific railroad was Saturday placed in the possession of Colonel Davis, and is locked up the vault in the federal build »"8 Bo«* , The cocaine was seized last week and was sent to southern Idaho by a special mes senger and turned over to the federal authorities. Advices sent with the shipment were to the effect that the owner had made his escape over the Canadian border. Charged with embezzlement and falsification o f records, Frank L. Wricks, until recently cashier of the Bank of Gifford, w*as placed under arrest in Gif ford Saturday and taken to Lew iston, where he was arraigned in the justice court before Judge I. C. Hattabaugh and his prelimin ary hearing set for February 16 at 10 o'clock. Wicks gave bonds for his appearanoe in the sum of $5,000 for the embezzlement charge and $2,000 for the falsifi cation charge. Officials of the Bank of Gifford states that the interest of the depositors of the !>ank are protected under a sure ty bond. Wicks is charged with emliezzlement of $11,536.44 of the bank's funds and falsifica tion of the books amounting to i several hundred dollars more.