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VOLUME 30. NO. 25 COTTONWOOD, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1922 $2.00 PER YEAR CITY BUYS A TOURIST PARK ACRE AND HALF WILL BE FITTED UP BY THE COMMERCIAL CLUB The city council, in session Tuesday evening purchased from Jacob Matthiesen, now a resident of Modesto, California, an acre and a half of land near the rail road bridge which will be used by the city as a tourist park. Work will Le commenced at once in placing the grounds in first class shape , such as putting water and lights on the ground and necessary outbuildings. The city council purchased the ground after a committee of the commercial club went before them requesting that they pur chase the same with the under sanding that the commercial club would place the ground in shape for tourists. At a meeting held by the com mercial club, Tuesday noon, 23 nieml>ers of the club were pre sent who heartily endorsed the ! movement and considered it a necessity if Cottonwood wishes j to be placed on the map as one of the progressive towns support- ! ing a tourist park. Those pre- j sent at the commercial club ; luncheon were: Chairman Bel knap, Secretary Flint, R. A. Nims, W. A. Ferguson, W. C. ! Frick, John Hoone, Barney Seu bert, Lloyd Turner, John Johann, I F reel Simon, J. F. Brown, J V. 1 Baker, H. C. Netzei, C. A. John ston, P. A. Dye Roy Speck, R. H. Kendall, J. E. Richards and Geo. Medved. T. E. Quinlan and William Ingram of Orangeville were guests of the club. It is the plan of the committee in charge of the tourist park, C. A. Johnston, Fred Simon and W. C. Frick, to commence work at ' once to place the park in first class shape. Cottonwood is to have a park second to none, for the size of the town. A finance i committee has also been appoint- ' ed by the chairman of the com- j mercial club to solicit funds j which will be used for improving ! the park. Members on this com-1 mittee are: H. C. Netzel, J. V. j Baker and J. E. Richards The price paid for the acre and half was $400. GABE COLLIER DIES. G. M. Collier, age 78 years, and a pioneer of Idaho county, died at the home of his old friend i II. C. Quigley, in the Tammany section near Lewiston, Tuesday j morning, after a lingering illness dating over a period of 35 months. "Uncle Gabe" as he is known to many in this section, was boni in David county, Iowa, in the year 1814. At the age of 18 years, he in company with his brother, Lloyd, came west first settling in Utah. In 1889 he came to Camas Prairie and re sided here until a year ago when he went to live at the home of Mr. Quigley. Funeral services were held in Cottonwood Wednesday at the cemetery with Rev. Cass in charge. Ilis remains were laid to rest besides those of his bro ther. Lloyd, who proceeded him to the great bevond by 10 years. The deceased was never mar ried and is survived by his neph ews, Alfred, Roy, Ray, George and Celic Collier and his sister in-law, Mrs Collier, of Ferdinand. The funeral was in charge of Undertaker A. H. Nau. LAND SELLS AT AUCTION. The sale held by Mike Steger Tuesday of this week on his ranch near the Hussman saw mill turned out very satisfactory to its owner. Besides offering' his livestock, farm machinery etc., at public auction he also dis posed of his ranch on the auction block. His ranch consisting of 160 acres brought $4,100 and was bought by Adolph Johnson Auctioneer V. H. Johnson had charge of the sale. J. V. Nash was clerk Grangeville vs. Cottonwood. Sundav. June 18 for champion ship of Idaho National League. a ! j ! j ; ! I 1 ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers Union Warehouse company was held in the I. O. O. F. hall, Sat urday afternoon. Anton Jansen, whose term of office as a direc tor, had expired, was roelected for a term of three years. Henry Bosse, was elected as a director of the concern, lor three years, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Herman vonBargtn. C. H. Greve. the present man ager was also reelected and the directors extended to him their sincere gratitude for the manner in which he has conducted the business during the past year. Many other matters concerning the firm were also talked over by the stockholders. The financial condition of the concern was found to be in spien did shape. PLAY DECIDING GAME HERE COTTONWOOD LOST A ONE SIDED GAME SUNDAY TO GRANGEVILLE. Grangeville 24, Cottonwood 3. O! such a ball game as it was Sunday and the 1000 baseball fans present were surely dissap pointed at the outcome of the game, at least from a scoring standpoint, for them we feel sorry as for ourselves it gives us a headache to thing about it let alone writing about it and plac ing it in print for future baseball history. For Cottonwood after the first inning it was one continual round of errors, for Grangeville it was a perfect game of base ball from start to finish. Cottonwood has no excuses to offer and attributes the two dozen scores to the fact that the entire nine men comprising the local team went up in an aero plane in the second inning and did not come down and as far as we know are still in the air. Sunday's contest was witness ed by one of the largest crowds that has ever gathered on a diamond in Cottonwood It is estimated that fully 1000 people witnessed the game, coming from practically every part of the county. Over 175 cars were counted on the ball grounds in the 6th inning after one of the local baseball fans lost interest in the game and wanted to know how many cars were present. Cottonwood Wins. The outcome of the game Sun day made it a tie between Cot tonwood and Grangeville in the Idaho County Nations League, each having won 4 games and lost 2. The deciding game will be played Sunday and to deter mine the place where the game was to be played, Grangeville or Cottonwood, a silver dollar was flipped, Cottonwood calling for heads and winning with heads up. "Heads Up" that our motto for Sunday and with it hope to win the deciding game. Winona Wins Again. Winona defeated Stites on the Winona grounds, Sunday, before a record breaking crowd and in one of the most exciting games of the season in the Idaho Coun ty American League. The final score was 5 to 6. Winona closed the season with having lost no game. Greenereek Wins Two. The Greenereek lx>ys had on their winning "rags" Sunday, having defeated Fenn by a score cf 5 to 10 and the second Green creek team won from Keuterville at Keuterville, by a score of 7 to 11 . GETS 30 DAYS AND FINE. Clark McGaffee was given a sentence of 30 days in the Idaho county jail and a fine of $25 and costs by Judge B. L. Hussman, in Cottonwood, last Friday after noon on a charge of being intoxi cated, McGaffee was arrested in Cottonwood on or about May 19. The prosecution of the case was handled by Bert Auger, county attorney. He is now serving out his sentence Œ Getting Father's Consent ]0 3 5 23 _ • - - - Joint Picnic Will be Held Near Cottonwood June 27 j COMMUNITY CLUB AND COUNTY FARM BUREAU TO MEET A joint picnic will be held by members of the Community Club and the Idaho County Farm Bureau on the Mel Pierce ranch three and a half miles northwest of Cottonwood on June 27 to which everyone in Idaho county, whether a member of the above named organizations or not is cordially invited. In the forenoon speeches will be made by many prominent men, among them being a speak er from the University of Idaho, N. B. Pettibone, president of the Idaho County Farm Bureau and others. At noon there will be the big basket lunch. Free lem onade will be served to all. In the afternoon a program consisting of the following sports will be pulled off. Girl's race—12 years and un der, 5U yards. 75c box of candy, Kendall Confectionery. Boys' race—12 years and un der, 50 years. Dollar necktie, Leggett Mercantile Co. Girl's race—over 12 years, 75 yards. 75c box of candy, T. C. Keith. Boys' race—over 12 years, 100 yards. Baseball bat, Ken dull Confectionery. Fat men's race—100 yards. Straight edge razor, Turner Drug Co. Men's race—free for all, 100 yards. $1.75 pair silk sox, Cot tonwood Mercantile. Sack race. Pocket knife by Cottonwood Hardware Co. Three-legged race. $1.50 cash. Cottonwood State Bank. Tug-of- war. Box of cigars, Hoene Hardware. Base ball game. Horse shoe pitching contest. Fountain pen by First National. Ladies' race—free for all, 50 yards. $1.50 cash Simon Bios. Potato race—for l>oys. Pair of shoes, Baker and Son. JURY DISAGREES. After fifteen hours of deliber ation, the jury in the case of the Economy Hog Powder Co. vs. the Cottonwood Elevator & Milling Co., Saturday at Grangeville re ported itself unable to agree. The case involves payment for 40,000 pounds of hog powder al leged by the defendant to have been bought conditionally from the powder firm by John Meyers manager for the elevator com pany. Air. Meyer gave the order June 26, 1920, and in payment gave a check for $500 post-dated to July 15, 1920, as well as a note for $5,000, the deal being made subject to the approval of the lx>ard of directors at Cottonwood The hog powder was shipped and the post-dated check pre sented and honored immediately. In the meantime, the elevator directors failed to ratify the pur chase and refused the shipment when it arrived. The Economy Hog Powder company is suing upon the $5,000 note, and the Cottonwood Elevator & Milling company at the same time sues for cancella tion of the note and return of the $500 secured by the postdated check. WOULD STOP WORK. J. B. Luchtefeld, of Keuter ville, has filed suit in district court, seeking to restrain Idaho county und W. F. Abercrombie, foreman of the Grave creek road, from constructing the highway through land belonging to Luch tefeld. In his complaint, Luch tefeld, through his attorneys, Fogg & Campliell, alleges the highway construction crew un lawfully entered his promises on June 10 and proceeded to build a road. He claims the land is within the Keuterville Highway district, and the county has no jurisdiction therein in highway matters. Hearing on an order to show cause why an injunction should not lie granted was held betöre Judge Scales yesterday and he rul<*d that the land in con troversy over which the road is. being built, was a public high way ow ing to the fact that it has been used as such for many years and gave the defendants authority to proceed with the road work. Some 25 business men from Cottonwood were present at the hearing in Grangeville yesterday ON WAY TO CALIFORNIA. F. D. Pretice, Arhtur Reinhert and Raymond I^epinski, three young men traveling from St. Cloud, Minn., to San Francisco in an automobile spent Sunday and Monday in Cottonwood and Tues day morning resumed their iourney to sunny California. They stopped here to visit with Mr. and Mrs. B. II. Luchtefeld, Anthony and William Ruhoff, who are relatives of Mr. Lepin ski. When they arrived in Cotton wood the boys had been on the road for three weeks. They re port the roads in very good shape, in Montana they were held up for three days on ac count of muddy roads. They say that Montana is going to have a crop this year from all indications and that they recent ly had a rain there that made everyone most optismistic. While traveling, the boys have been making al>out 300 milps a day. They carry their own camping outfit. The young men plan on locating in California. Mr. Lepinski will be remem bered by many here, having spent a!>out a year here with the Luchtefeld family throe years ago. SALE A SUCCESS. The second monthly commun ity sale held in Cottonwood Sat urday was a big success. The crowd in attendance was much larger than the first sale held' in May and the total volume of goods sold from a standpoint of dollars and cents was almost twice as large as the first sale. Charles C. Henderson, post master of Kamiah, and Miss Myrtie Gallaher of Juliaetta were married Friday in the par sonage of the Methodist church at Lewiston by Rev. T. H. Green. I NEW FREIGHT SCHEDULE. After June 20th, uccording to George Poler, local agent of the Camas Prairie railroad, a new freight schedule will l*e put into effect on the "high line." The freight train will leave the ter minal. at Grangeville, 3:30 in the morning and will pass through Cottonwood at al»out 4:30 a. m. The train has been leaving Grangeville between 7 and S o'clock. When the new schedule is placed in t fleet stockmen will be compelled to load their livestock onto the car in the evening in order to have them ready for j shipment in the morning. The new schedule is being placed in effect in order to make connection with a freight train leaving Lewiston for down river points. C. M. CO. ASKS FOR RECEIVER LOCAL MILL TAKEN INTO , COURT'S HANDS—TRUST BOND $100.000 I ^ In the district court at Grangeville Friday application was made to District Judge Wal lace N. Scales by Attorney Fred E. Butler of Lewiston for the ap pointment of a receiver for the Cottonwood Milling & Elevator company of Cottonwood Judge Scales heard the applic ation and issued the order for the receivership, naming B. A.i Baerlocher of Cottonwood to serve, and the entire plant and property is now under his juris diction to be operated under the I direction of the court. The receivership came about: through foreclosure of a trust deed for $100,000 given to secure a bond issue by the company of $100,000 and is in favor of the' Idal o Tjust c mpa:iy if Lewis ton. The production of flour and other materials will cease with the receivership for the time I>e ing at least, in fact, the mill has not been operated in these de partments for some time. Mr. Baerlocher will continue to buy, sell and conduct such other bus iness in connection with the plant as the occasion demands. The complaint in the case re cites that prioi* to February 14, 1921, the defendant company by a vote of a majority of its stock holders authorized, executed, j sold and delivered Isolds in the sum of $100,000, bearing date of February 14, 1921, liearing 8 per cent. These Ixmds matured serially at the rate of $10,000 an nually, beginning with January 1, 1923, with interest payable! July 1, of each year from the! date of issuance. The Ixmds | were in denominations of $1,000 each. For the puipose of se curing payment of these Ixmds the defendant company executed j a mortgage or trust deed dated February 14, 1921, in favor of the trust company, in which was conveyed all the real and person- 1 al property of the company, con sisting of three lots in Cotton wood part of a right-of-way of the Northern Pacific Railway! company, building structures and improvements and equipt ment, this being declared a first, and prior lien upon all the prop erty named. Attorney Butler asked the court for a receiver for the com pany owing to its failure to pay the interest due on the bonds, and requested that the person named to assume charge of the property be given full power and be authorized to demand and col lect and sue for. if necessary, all monies due, and to discharge all j other rights and powers as re ceiver under the direction of the court. The mill and elevator of the company is among the most modern in the northwest. Many expensive improvements were made in the property four or five years ago, at which-time the concern was transacting a large business. The capacity of the plant is placed at slightly more than 100 barrels a day. ! NEWS AROOND THE STATE Items of Interest From Various Sections Reproduced for Ben efit of Our Readers. - Idaho 1922 commercial apple crop is estimated at 8,654,000 bushels, or 5220 cars. The famous piece of road be tween Genesee und the Lewiston grade, known as "the missing link," is being graded and put in shape preparatory to receiving a heavy coat of gravel, thereby making it in the permanent road class. Robert Markham, of Grange villo, was on Thursday appointed deputy game warden for Idaho county by Otto M. Jones, state , game warden, w'ho was i n Grangeville. Mr Markham takes office immediately. The job pavs $125 a month. I An advance of five cents an hour, the first wage increase for more than two years was voted by the directors of the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumber men for districts nine and ten, comprising eastern Washington and northern Idaho. C. C. Moore of St. Anthony, lieutenant governor of Idaho and pioneer farmer and business man of that section Saturday gave out his formal announcement of his candidacy for governor sub ject to the wishes ot the rebubli can convention. Through the bars of his cell in the Ada county jail, at Boise, George Han, jr., who was taken to the state industrial school at St. Anthony Friday night, before his departure divided the boxes of candy and goodies which the mother he had tried to kill by poison had brought to him. Iduho's combined winter and spring wheat production as of June 1 is forecast at 24,346,500 bushels, or 9,734,000 bushels less than the amount harvested last year, according to the monthly crop report of Julius II. Jacobson agricultural statistician of the Idaho crop reporting service. The enrollment in the Lewis ton Normal summer session reached 394 Tuesday in the sec ond day of registration. It is expected that at least 600 will enter by the end of the week. Classes l>egin Tuesday for both the regular normal work and the training school for children. A very conservative estimate made places the wool clip of the upper and lower Snake river camps at slightly more than 500,000 pounds this season. This means that the prices paid for the product, ranging from 27 to 83 cents a pound, brings into the Lewiston country approximately $150,000 from this one source alone. Attorney Miles S. Johnson on Saturday filed with the deputy clerk of the supreme court a transcript on appeal in the Geo. II. Waterman case, whoch asks the state's highest tribunal to grant to Waterman a reversal of the verdict handed down last month by a jury in the district court at Nezperce, and to grant the defendant a new trial. With the largest vote ever cast in the Kamiah road district, the $50,000 bond election for the Kamiah hill highway was carried Monday by the overwhelming vote of 298 for and 79 against. Out of the 390 voters in the district 357 votes were cast. This will mean the construction of a standard highway road over the famous Kamiah hill to Nezperce. The Albion State Normal school will not be moved from Albion to Burley. Idaho's su preme court has decided that the bill authorizing the school's re moval and passed by the last legislature is unconstitutional because it was introduced in the senate and is a bill asking for raising revenue. The state con stitution provides that all bills for the raising of revenue must originate in the house of repre sentatives.