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VOLUME 30. NO. 21 COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY IS). 1922 $2.00 PER YEAR CULDESAC HILL BE DONE DEC. 1 CONTRAIT AWARDED TO GRANT SMITH CO., OF SPOKANE, WASH. The contract for the construc tion of the nine miles of road leading up the hill from Culdesac in the North and South highway, was let to Grant, Smith &. Co. of Spokane, at a meeting of the county !>onrd of commissioners. Col. D. P. Olson, Boise, state dir ector of highways; William Os born, Lewiston, district highway engineer and representatives from 12 contracting companies of the northwest. The bid of Grant, Smith & Co. was $101, 419.97. The company will start on the work at once, the contract call ing for the completion of the project by Dec. 1, 1922. The construction will be standard, as are all other sections of the North and South highway. The grade will start at the railroad tracts at Culdesac, pass through the Northern Pacific station grounds and go up the hill, going over the top at the county line about six miles north of Win chester. near where the old road reached the summit. The grade will have a rise of al>out 2,00U feet, and in no place will the grade be over 5 percent. Wil liam P. Hughes, locating engi neer, has been on the ground since February conducting a sur vey to designate the route which the grade will take. The construction of the grade will be financed jointly by the federal government, Nez Perce county and the state of Idaho, federal funds paying for 50 per cent of the work, the county one third and the state one-sixth. Twelve bids were received for the work, as follows: Grant, Smith & Co., Spokane, $101,419.97: Montague, O'Reilly Co. Portland, $102,877.97; H. II. Boomer, Spokane, $130,372.97: General Construction Co. Spok ane, $103,510.06; Fred Coolidge, Larämie, Wyo. $104.444.64; Highway Construction Co. Col fax, $105,212.94; D. F. Murphy ; Co., Boise, $106,402.56; Triangle Construction Co., Ritzville, $111,225.83; J. A. Terteling, Moscow, $111,701.85; E. M. Booth. Lewiston, $112,813.10; H. L. Gaultier, Waterville, Wash. $115,579.48; Simms & Carlson, Spokane. $120,739.24; G. L. Stickler, Dayton, Wash., $121, 668.75. The letting of the contract for the contruction of the Culdesac Hill grade will have a stimulat ing effect on the construction of highways in other projects in the higher country. In some places all has been in readiness for the building of roads for some time, but highway com missioners thought it unwise to start action until the Culdesac Hill road, which is the main artery of travel to and from the entire upper section, was im proved in condition. It was argued that it was useless to im prove the roads on the prairie grade down the lull when the grade down the hill was so bad that in some seasons it was almost impassable.—Lew iston Tribune. - ROAD TO COTTONWOOD. Only between Grangeville and Cottonwood is there any part of the North and South highway from Lewiston to Lucile that will not be built this season, accord ing to William Osborne, district highway engineer, who was in Grangeville from Lewiston, Sat urday. In a distance of more than 110 miles, the road either has been finished, construction is under way, or will be under way within a few weeks, save the twenty miles lying lietween Grangeville and Cottonwood. Commissioners of the Cotton wood highway district, according to Mr. Osborne, have expressed willingness to cooperate in the building of the highway east of Cottonwood to the Fenn highway district, as soon as the Fenn and Grangeville districts enter the game. From the state two million dol lar bond issue, tin- Kenn district' derived $ 5282 . 00 , which must be expended on designated state highways, according to Mr. Os borne. As the North and South highway is the only designated state highway in the Fenn dis trict, the money must necessari ly be expended on this road. Tentative route selected by the state for the North and South highway, in the Fenn district, is by way of Denver. Mr. Osborne expects to go over this route within two weeks, and make such recommendations to the state bureau of highways as his inspection tour will prompt.—, Idaho Countv Free Press. ANNUAL SCHOOL ENTERTAINMENT. To Be Given By The Pupils of St. Joseph's School May 23. The pupils of St. Joseph's school will render the following program at the Oi-pheuin theatre* Tuesday evening, May 23, 1922 at 8 o'clock : Welcome Song By the School Ten Little Chinamen Action Song Little Boys Our Little Brother . Dialog Mischievous Bob Dialog Boys Clock's Holiday Scarecrows Drill Boys Medical Advice Little Children Village Improvement Band. Boys America's Flag Drill Home Sweet Home Pantomine The audience will be entertain ed with music and recitatons be tween acts. Reserve seats have been placed on sale at the Kendall Confec tionery. K. P. HAVE BIG TIME. The Knights of Pythias held a very interesting meeting in Cottonwood, Tuesday evening, at which time the third degree was conferred upon Merden Shaw, of Grangeville. Thirty-four members of tin* order from Grangeville attended the meeting in a body, having made the trip here in cars. The Grangeville delegation were: B. Auger, O. W. McConnel, R. H. Mausk. G. \V. Eimers, George A. Smith, Ed Abramson, R. F. Fulton. R. O. Davis, M. B. Geary, M Reese Hattabaugh, Robt. Markham, Sidney King jr, Clarence Haselbaker) Walter Hickerson. Gay Eimers, L. E. Buntinv, Walter Bassinger, W. E. Burlingame, Chns. Waldrum, George Cammack, W. Soltman, P>. Chipman. II. W. Hayons, P. Wright, C. P. Ferguson, Geo. D. Willey. M. Refvem, Wm. T. Wil liams. H. Wethorlee, W. II. Camnbell. Merden Shaw. C. H. Wood, Harry Wood, Clarence Nixon and Jack Edwards. At the conclusion of the de gree work a luncheon was served by The Cottonwood order to then visiting brothers. ASSESSOR VISITS. County assessor Calvin Hazei bakor, of Grangeville, was a busi ness visitor in the city Monday on business matters connected with his office. Besides attend ing to business matters here Assessor Ilazelbaker and Deputy Assessor Nau made a business visit to the Keuterville section. Mi. Häzolu&kci infoi ms us that he will again be a candidate for re-election for the position of assessor at the republican .pri maries to lie held August 1st. Mr. Hazelhaker is the second county official to announce his candidacy for re-election. County Auditor Teicher having announc ed his last week. WORKING ON MAIN STREET. Felix Martzen, Tuesday of this week put his crew of men to work on grading the main street of Cottonwood, from the Cotton wood hotel to the Funke corner getting the same in shape for crushed rock. Main street will be macadamized the full width of the street lietwqen the above mentioned business houses. Ac cording to Mr. Martzen who has the contract for this work it will take about a month to complete the task of putting Cottonwood's main street in first class condi j tion. _ 0 [ Lucky Dog 11 in V\ ' ■ i. ' f ii re 3 Isinl rv n W ÆL MB <L m ^ * r the WATEBMANJURY VERDICT GUILTY \SSISTANT CASHIER FACES SAME CHARGE AS CON VICTED PRESIDENT. Nezperce, May 17.—George H. State I which closed its doors on April 8. _ Waterman, former president ol ink of Kamiah, 1 oq f oun( i on i I tv at 10-15 ' ' tonight of falsifying bank re ports. The verdict, law, was unanimous handed to the clerk of the court by C. J. McCollister, foreman of provided by and was the jury. Judge Scales immed iately ordered Mr. Waterman remanded to the custody ol Sheriff Smith, and tomorrow morning application will be made' for his release on bond, pending appeal. The continuing bond was not applicable with the de fendant I eing found guilty. When the verdict was return ed Banking Commissioner J. G. Frulick and others of the state banking department were in the court room. The trial of George H. Water-1 man started on May 4. It was hard fought by both sides from the very start. Exhibits to the number of 586 were introduced in evidence, as were three exam iners' reports and 12 called re ports, as well as hundreds of letters of tho bank and the state] banking commission, the letters tending to show that the state banking department were aware of the condition of loans and paper made and held by the I>ank. This morning W aterman was on the stand for slightly over an hour in both direct and cross ex followed by Mile, S. Johnson oi ( L(nviston . s . O. Tannahill, of twisten, associate council for nmcnnufimt TTicicIt? tht 4 closing amination. He was the only witness 1'or the defense. Both sides rested at 10:45. Following a n intermission, Prosecuting Attorney G. C. Pen nell made the opening plea for the state, talking for about an hour and a quarter. C. H. Potts, of Coeur d'Alene, made the first plea for the defense, and was prosecution, argument for the state. Judge Wallace N. Scales in structed the jury that, as the act of which Waterman was accused was a felony, a unanimous ver dict was required. The jury re tired to consider the case at 5:19 o'clock this evening. Tomorrow morning will begin the trial of Leslie Roth, af Clarkston, assistant cashier of the Kamiah bank, who faces the same charge of which Waterman has lieon found guilty. Roth, with his attorney, Fred E. But ler. Lewiston, arrived in Nez perce this evening. A special venire of 40 men has been called < for the Roth action. COMM l N'IT\ SALE, The date for the next munit.v Sale has lieen Com set for, Saturday June 10th. A much larger and better sale is antici-. pated. „ WON FREAKISH GAME SUNDAY S( ORE STOOD 9 TO 1 IN SEC ONI) INNING AGAINST HOME TEAM. Cottonwood won its second j | >aa game of the season Sunday in ,"? ia n termed a lreak ish ball game, man the Kooskia '"'bans by a score ot 14 to 13, be ore the largest crtjwd of base-j hall Ians that has gathered 1 Cottonwood in many years. At least 500 people saw the game and while the score was large _>n both sides it l»y no means was a game that was lacking for ex citement. The Kooskia Indians started the game with heavy hitting and j I efore the first six men had been called out the score stood 9 to I in favor of the river boys. Har-j rison the Kooskia pitcher held the boys at bis mercy until tin* sixth inning when the Cottoi wood boys hit the Indian pitcher i for 9 runs. 18 batters faced the | Kooskia twirler in this inning. The snappiest play of the game and the one which amused f the crowd mostly whs the double play executed bv Captain Scho ber and Frank Albers in the lat- j ter part of the game. One feature of the game which pleased everyone was the strict ' ol edienoe to ground rules and the umpires decisions were fail at all times and wrangling which often disgusts The spectators was ] to be heard nowhere, A return game will be played with Kooskia on their home grounds Sunday. j The following box score, prt pared for us through the courte sy of Lloyd Fenn, of Kooskia, jrjves a more detailed account of the game. Kooskia AB R II PO A Morris 3b 6 3 4 0 0 Pablo J. 2b 5 3 3 2 3 Moffit sa 4 1 2 0 1 Canfield c 5 <> 2 11 1 Judd lb 4 (i 1 8 0 Corbett If 5 1 3 2 0 Pal In S. i f 5 1 1 0 0 Smith cf 9 1 0 0 0 Harrison p 5 1 o 1 1 Monty cf 2 0 5 0 0 47 13 18 24 6 Cottonwood AB R H 1*0 A Albers ss 3 2 0 5 2 Bossinger f b 5 2 o 1 »> Hocker'th r f 5 2 o 0 0 Lange lb 5 2 ï 4 0 Schober 2b 4 ï I 2 0 Rhoades c 4 fi 0 11 2 Speck p 1 1 1 0 0 Terhaar J. cf 4 2 o o 0 Tehaar L. If 4 (l 0 l 0 South p 3 2 1 1 2 38 14 11 27 8 Two base hits Morris, Pa J., Canfield. Harrison, Bossinger, Schober, TerhaarJ. 2; thro base hits—Canfield ; home runs— I .ange; hits off Sperti 9 in 3 in nings, off South 9 in 6 innings, off Harrison 9 in 6 innings, off Moffit 2 in 3 innings: sacrifice hits—Moffit: stolen bases — Pablo J., Moffit, Canfield. Judd 2 j Corliett. All>era, Hockersmith, ------ | (Conitnued on page 2) TAKES CHARGE OF STORE, j Invoicing of the Orofino Trad-, ing company stock was complet ed last week and with it the new! owner. 11. ('. Netzel, of Cotton wood and Crnigmont, opened up for business under the* name ol the Cash Store. His advertise ment appears in this issue. The Orofino Trading company was incorporated in 1904 and the* business has been conducted uu-| dt r that name by Anderson and Kolmberg, and later by W'. M Watson, for the past eighteen years. In March the business' was assigned to the Spokane Merchants association and has been managed by Mr. P. H.j Boesche, up until last week when it was purchased by Mr. Netzel. Mr. Boesche closed up his af fairs and left for Spokane. He ad\ isos that he has been closely connected with business affairs in a good many towns of this < part of the state and that Oro I iston. Mr. Netzel has been m mercantile game for twenty years and has made a success wherever he has been located. He is well pleased with the cli mate here and will prolMibly move his family later on and live in Orofino. At present he ex pects to put in a large part of iiis time here, but will have to divide it with points on the prairie. The new name of ............ „ the estob ijshment suggests its policy, \- () credit business will be done, u, K | e! . this policy Mr. Netzel states he will make it worth while to walk across the bridge. a general line of groceries, ladies and gent's furnishings will !>e carried as in the past.—Clear j i | f j water Tribune. HOME DEMONSTRATION. Miss Ada B. Erwin the dis trict home demonstration leader of the University Extension will be in the county May 22nd to hold a series of dress form clas ies. 1 ie n *etii g . as arr nged by the oun y ag nt and project lean rs o. tlu „eveial communi ties will be as follows. h aii view community May 23rd Grangeville May 24th, Tahoe ridge May 25th, Winona May 26th, Fenn May 27th, Cotton wood May 29th, Ferdinand May 30th. Under the supervision of Miss Erwin, dress forms will be con structed for the ladies taking part in the class and plans out lined for work in other lines of home economics to be taken up later on. This first meeting will also ervo as an organization meeting for the different communities, At this time home economics clubs will be formed through which the women can work and plan their future activities. Some of the other fields for the women are nutrition and household' management, canning classes and millinery. Ladies interested in taking up this work should get in touch with Mrs. W. ('. Frick, the project leader in this community, so that other work can be planned at this meeting. All ladies wishing to take part in the dress form class should communicate with Mrs. Frick at once as a few articles are neces sary to belong to this class and must be ordered from the outside and for which a small charge is made. --when ATTEND K. ('. MEETING. The state convention of the Knights of Columbus is being held in Twin Falls today and to morrow. John F. Knopp, grand knight of the local council and J. F. Jenny, past grand knight, are representing Cottonwood Council No. 1389 at the Twin Falls meet ing. j Elaliorate preparations have been made by the council at Twin Falls and by the people in general for the reception of hundreds of delegates. Tonight a dance will l>e given in honor of the visitera, followed by an en tertainment. and on Sunday there will be an initiation in 2 which almost 100 applications will he received. The meeting will terminate with a banquet j Sunday evening. j < NEWS AROUND THE STATE Items of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. Women far outclassed men In scholarship at the University of Idaho last semester. Prisoners at the Idaho state penitentiary are to receive courses of instruction in all tho various branches of agr iculture in which the university exten sion division has specialists. The two upper stories of the Raymond hotel, a three-story frame building owned by James B. McGrane and As a result of a loss of six per cent of the seeded acreage of winter wheat in Idaho by "win ter killing" the May 1 production forecast for this crop is one and ore-quarter million bushels less than the 1921 crop of approxi mately 10,250,000 bushels. Sentence of not less than two nor more than five years' im prisonment in the state peni tentiary was Friday imposed upon Lee Poison, of Twin Falls, "'bo pleaded guilty of attempt ing to extort $100 from Arthur J. Peavey, a well-known business nuin by a threatening letter. There is every possibility that the people of the city of Lewis ton will soon see in operation a bus line l>etween the downtown section and Normal hill, at a charge of 5 cents for the one way fare, and another line operated between the city and Lewiston Orchards, the fare for which run has not as yet been determined. Hailey was selected by the Ida ho state Democratic committee, in session in Boise late Inst week, as convention city for the meet ing of the state Democrats on August 22 of this year by a un animous vote of the delegates. Hailey's strongest opposition was from Weiser, although the latter city received only half the votes cast on the first roll call. A. V. Ball of Peck has leased of Turner Bros, the mineral rights on their 2,000-acre ranch four miles southeast of Nezperce and will at onoe open mining operations with a view to devel oping a coal deposit. Ball claims he has been investigating the field for the past six months and is satisfied he has a six-foot vein there. Six stete high school records were smashed and two tied in the interscholastic track meet won by Burley at Moscow Satur day. Wesley Doe of Burley es tablished three new state records and tied his own record in the 50-yard dash. He took first in five events and was high point man with 26 1-4 points. Burley was high with 37 points, Moscow second with 16. The travel on the Lewiston Spokane branch is so light these days that it is doubtful if the trains are paying. The reason j a plain. Good weather and good roa ds bring out the motor cars, and between individual vehicles an( j au to stages, the railroads are bound to get the worst of it it comes to passenger traf fic. In all probability one of the daily passenger trains on the Palouse branch will be taken off if business continues to slump, In the district court at Sho shone, Tuesday, Max Weiten entered a plea of guilty to the charge of having murdered Geo. Lane April 1, in the Shoshone j hardware store. Judge Ensign fixed Monday, May 15, as the date of passing sentence on Welten. Welten is the 19-year old son of Mr. and Mm. A. W. Welten, highly respected ranch ers living nine miles north of Shoshone. There appears to have been no motive prompting the crime other than an insane desire for notoriety on the part of an overgrown boy with an abnormally under-developed mind, which had been fed up on . bad literature.