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VOLUME-8,1. NO-22.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Dan G. Monroe, owner of the
General Construction company,
of Spokane, was an arrival in the
city Tuesday, and has been busy
for several days getting matters
in shape for starting operations
on the contract recently awarded
his company for the surfacing ol
the state highway between Cot
tonwood and Lawyer canyon.
Mr. Monroe's men have estab
lished camp at the Bieren faim
north of town where a crusher
site has been secured within a
week to begin actual operations
on the highway.
Mr. Monroe informed us that
■as soon as work is under way he
(will maintain a full crew and
operate a double shift, using lo -1
cal labor almost exclusive if
sufficient can be 'had. Mr. Ed
Price, who will be charge of the
work, arrived here with a small
force of men Saturday and has
been busy this week establish
ing camp and preparing the
crusher site. It is the inten
tion to complete the contract by
September first, the work
through the Cottonwood dis
trict to be finished first, after
which the crusher will be mov
ed to a point north of Ferdi
The General Construction
company, which was recently
awarded the contract for sur
facing the Cottonwood-Ferdi
inand link in the state highway,
is by no means a new operator
in highway construction in this
part of Idaho, having construct
ed the famous Lewiston Hill
Highway in 1915 besides other
dontracts near* St. Maries and
Sandpoint and surfaced the
Whitebird hill highway last
summer. In fact this company
has done over a million dollars'
j worth of highway work in the
^ state in recent years, and their
work has been so generally sat
isfactory and completed so
promptly that this no doubt
^ had considerable bearing with
ß Commissioner Hall in awarding
the contract.
We understand the slight
week has been satisfactorily ex
plained to all concerned and the
local public will no doubt be
pleased to know that the work
is in the hands of men who are
able to complete it this sum
Frank Bowman, brother of
the wife of the editor of the
Chronicle, passed away at
JButte, Mont., early Tuesday
morning following an operation
on his skull and the funeral was
held in that city Thursday. The
deceased was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Bowman, form
er residents of Grangeville for
many years, who removed to
Montana some five years ago.
He wjTs a native son of Idaho
bounty and was about thirty
years of age. Entering the
army from Montana soon after
the declaration of war, he spent
23 months in the service at
Camp Lewis, being prevented
fi'om going to France because
of defective hearing. He un
derwent an operation for this
trouble while in the army and
is said never to have fully re
covered from the effect of the
same, later complications aris
ing which eventually caused his
death. He was a fine young
man and a model son and leaves
many friends on the prairie to
mourn his untimely death. Be
sides his parents he is survived
by three sisters, Miss Julia
Bowman, Mrs. Emma Medved
end Mrs. Minnie Kan*, and one
brother,, George Bowman.
The deceased relatives have
the deep sympathy of many
friends in Idaho county in their
Mr. and Mrs. George
Moody, Prominent Indian farm
of the Ferdinand section,
trading with our mer
chants Wednesday.
The Cottonwood ball team
I proceeded to clean up on the
■ Greencreek nine Sunday after
noon in a fast game at the local
ball park by a score of 11 to 5.
j Fresh from their victory of the
week before over Fenn the boys
could not be headed by the wil-i
low wielders from Greencreek
■ and now stand at the head of
\ the percentage column with
j two games to their credit and
i none lost. The batteries for
the Sunday game were: Cotton
I wood; Dye, Schurman, Speck,
Nims, Greencreek ;
] Wessels, Waldmann,
in the garpe between
and Winona the latter
WO n by a score of 8 to 6, much
j much of the credit for which is
; given to the strong arm of Mc-j
| Coy Hill, the old Kamiah In-j
i dian pitcher, who is said to be
going like a youngster again
i this season,
Next Sunday's games are
pninv ill nature
to the fullest extent and give his
ov'ï= J Ul 'the S TouS h,, S
moie auspidous time and was
caught between here and Nez
Snwnnmir °~f thf
downpoms oi the season. 1 lei e s
S n Ld e pnfov tL a f rnitVofïh^
latei and enjoy thelimits of the,
downpbur in the shape of bum
per grain crops and 1 ull gardens
n« d p™fHA r ?n'thp C n.^t has^een
as 1 1 ame in the past has been
lamous tor. .
... . ... ,
qualifying for a position along
with Barney Gldleld and otner
spGGd demons on läst Sâtuid&y
when he made a drive against
time from Cottonwood to Spo-,
scheduled as follows: Cotton- j
wood at Fenn; Greencreek
Winona. ;
~ j
p. R. Bevis, one of Lewis- '
ton's leading citizens and per- j
haps the most optimistic man in'
the twin cities, was in Cotton
wood for a few hours Wednes
day while making a tour of the
prairie. P. R. does not usually
visit the prairie this early in the
season, preferring to make his
annual trip along late in June
when the prairie is in full bloom
-. an d the crops at the best so
that he
Herman Seubert came near
kane in taking Mrs. Medved to
that place to catch a Milwaukee
train to Butte to reach the bed
side of her dying brother. Her
man left this place in the edit
or's Dodge car shortly before 2
o'clock p. m. and rolled into
Spokane just in time to place
his passenger aboard the train
scheduled to leave for the east
By making this connec
tion Mrs. Medved was enabled
to reach the bedside of her
brother while he was still con
scious and able to speak to her
and bid her farewell. Half an
hour later he passed into a
comatose condition and remain-1
ed so until death claimed him.
In view of this fact Herman
will have the deepest thanks of
the editor and wife for all time
for his loyal work in making;
the drive in record time over
bad roads.
It is the wish of Richards &
Son that all members of their
installment suit club call at
and select their suits, as
at 9.
the price of workmanship is go
ing up and the tailors are run
ning short of cloth. You will
still have five weeks in which to
pay for your suit.
The Cottonwood Band will
give a street concert in front of
the Orpheum Theatre next Sun
day evening, May 27, at 7:00
o'clock before the presentation
of that incomparable master-;
Three cars of fat hogs
were shipped out from this
place Tuesday morning, .two
having been purchased by John
Baer and one by E. S. Sweet,
We understand the price paid
$7.25 per hundred pounds,
Our Pet Peeve
1 *
ic«»rT< t i.t. w n I
tit j • j .
Woid was leceived heie the
forepart of the week by C. H.
Greve. from his daughter Jean
et, ^ e siting that she had been
tokr'tteXdin^Mrt'jn"* the
-ÄÄ 'be preaeÄ
by students of the University of
j^ez p erce Indian Chieftain.
Miss Greve, who was a grad
uate of the Cottonwood high
sc h 00 l ] as t year, has been at
tending the since last
September and has shown
mar k e d ability in the dramatic
jj ne as we understand this is
the first time in the history of
the university that a junior pu
p n has been selected for such an
important part. Cottonwood
can feel equally honored in hav
ing one of her fair daughters
called to fill such an important
The Moscow Stâr-Mirror hns
the following to say regarding
the pageant :
at'MlQQ PpCl/L
III 100 UllLvL
Nez Perce War Provides
Thre Scenes In University
Pageant to be Given June 9
The famous Nez Perce war,
l n which Chief Joseph and his
braves defied the troops of Gen
e ral Howard for three months
i n the fastnesses of north Idaho,
provides three dramatic scenes
for the University of Idaho pa
géant, "The Light on the Moun
tains," which Will be rendered
on the evening, of June 9 as part
0 f the commencement exercises,
First arè shown General
Howard and the Indian agent
ordering the Indians out of the
Wallowa country, under in
strüétions from the govern
'The old chief, Lawyer, sold
it," says the agent,
Joseph shakes his head,
"Suppose a white man should
come to me," he replies, "and
say, 'Joseph, I like your
horses and I want to buy them.'
I say to him, "No, my horses
suit me me, I will not sell them.'
, Then he goes to my neighbor
; and says to him, 'Joseph has
some good horses ; I want to
buy them but he refuses to sell.'
My neighbor answers, 'Pay me
the money and I will sell you
Joseph's horses.' The white
man returns to me and says,
' 'Joseph, I have bought your
1 horses and you most let me
j have them.' If we sold our
i lands to the government this is
the way they were bought."
However, Joseph councils his
braves to peace, but they force
him into war.
Tolo, an Indian woman in the
second scene, sacrifices her life
to save a group of white set
Joseph, in the closing ' scène,
! surrenders to Generals How
ards and Miles.
Peace Loving Tribe
The Nez Perce Indians were
a peace loving tribe and very
friendly to the whites, says
report from one of the univer
. ™ , . , ,, .
sity classes. They boasted that
no white man s scalp ever had
hung m their wigwams. In
it 00 Governor Stevens m a
treaty promised Joseph s lath
er, "Old Joseph, that he might
always occupy the Wallowa val
ley, but the treaty lands were
inviting and encroachments
soon began. Old Joseph refus
tor-o 0 le u ve ' J ho r\' ei J m
18/2 on his death bed he coun
ciled young Joseph never to give
up the land which held his fath
e r s bones.
in 1875 government author
iti ea decided to force Joseph to
g 0 upon the Nez Perce reseiwa
1 ''T 2?* Jo3e P h
wad. A council was called, at
Stat mT'oZSSS
sät 4
depicted in the pageant,
The Nez Perces were given
until June 14 to move. Instead,
they prepared for war, and on
June 17 the first skirmish oc
curred. On July 28 Joseph be
gj. in his famous fight over the
Lolo trail with General Gib
bon and General Howard fol
lowing. After almost three
months of constant warfare,
Joseph was attacked in a rag
i ng snowstorm at Bear Paw
montain, just one days' march
f rom the British Columbia line,
The fight continued for four
dnys, and Josephus people wore
practically without food and
Refuses Surrender
Disheartend as he was, he re
fused all offers of surrender
until the fourth day, when
"Captain John," the old Nez
Perce interpreter in Miles' seri
ice, rode into Joseph's camp and
begged him with tears in his
eves to suirender telling him
that General Howard was there
wdth promises of good treat
At sunset on October 5, Jos
enh rode slowly into camp to
deliver himself up. He sat with
hands folded on the pommel of
his saddle his rifle across his
knees, his head hawgd down. As
he reached the group waiting to
receive him he swung graceful
ly down from his saddle and of
fered his rifle to General Ho
ward. Howard waved him to
general Miles, who received the
token of submission. And thus
the war of the Nez Perces end
The past week has been
busy one indeed for the faculty
and senior class of the local high
school. On.Sunday evening
the Orpheum theater the Bac
calaureate services were
and were attended by relatives
and friends of the members
the graduating class. The in
vocation was given by Rev.
Poindextei-, followed by a song
by the boys' glee club, after
which Rev. Sommerville,
Lewiston, delivered the bacca
laureate address. He held the
close attention of the audience i
for more than an hour and his I
address was well worth hear
ing. The high school choir then
rendered another selection and
benediction was pronounced by
j Rev. Poindexter.
On Monday evening at the high
school the class day exercises
were held and were thoroughly
On Tuesday the graduating
class enjoyed their "sneak", go
ing as far as Craigmont and
Winchester, and last night the
curtain fell on the final act
when the commencement exer
cises were held. 1
The exercises last evening
were perhaps the best ever held
held and were in proper accord
with the graduating class,
which was the largest the local
school has ever granted di
plomas. The large hall was
comfortably filled and tastefully
decorated with class colors
while the stage was banked
with flowers. At the door the
mo tj ier 0 f each graduate was
p rese n,ted with a lovely rose,
a thoughtful gift of Miss Marg
al .^ ghinnick, and a special se
c ti 0 n of seats were reserved
for the pa ren t s .
Promptly at 8 o'clock the pro
g,. am started when the high
sc hool orchestra began dispens
j n g R 9Wee t medley of national
airs and was earned out accord
j n g to schedule as follows:
g on g S 0 f Uncle Sam....Orchestra
invocation ...... Rev. Poindexter
c om) . Girls' Glee Glnh
SalutatoryBurdette Belknaro
AddreS DeanJG FJdrS
Dean of the Faculty Univer
sity of Idaho.
R °1S Ä
il'f l " 01y BoW GlV. SSb
^e„ Ä of B tt c '" b
Benediction.Rev. Poindexter
At the conclusion of the pro
gram the relatives and friends
lingered for some time to con
gratulate the graduates and
wish them well in life's journey,
as well as thank the faculty for
their efforts with the pupils
during the past term, after
which those present enjoyed
dancing for a counle cf hours.
In speaking of the program
as rendered we can only say
that each did his or her part
perfectly and is worthy of the
highest praise. The salutatory
and valedictory addresses were
well rendered, the musical num
bers were excellent and the ad
dress of Dean Eldridge was
both deep and masterly. And
pliments we want to say that
Cottonwood has a high school
orchestra and glee club second
to none in this part of the state
and a school clerk in M. M.
Belknap who can deliver a pre
sentation speech with the best
of them. In fact, there was
not a discordant note anywhere
and the relatives and friends of
the graduates felt as proud and
hapny as did those who receiv
ed their diplomas and the many
dainty gifts displayed.
That the members of the class
may be able to fulfill all of the
fondhones expressed for thjem
is a wish in which the Chron
icle desires to heartily concur.
Following is the class roll:
Estalla Williams. Ba'-bara
'Terhaar, Raymond Tacke. Mati
lda Schroeder, Verla Jessup,
Zenna Moughmer, Vera Mough
mer, Glen Rink, Cecil Wimer,
Beatrice McDonald, Burdette
Belknap and Francis Homar.
The graduating class of the
local high school enjoyed its an
nual sneak last Tuesday and
the members ifeport having had
a highly pleasant time. Ac
companied by Misses Edna Mc
Donald and Elia Hamlin, the
members of the class departed
in the morning in three autos
and stopped for lunch in Law
yer canyon. Later they jour
neyed on to Craigmont and
prevailed upon Miss Hanson,
former domestic science teach
er, to accompany them to Win
chester where several hours
were spent around the big mill
and the lake, the return trip be
ing made in timç to reach home
at the usual supper hour.
Does a dozen eggs that you
have weigh more than your
neighbors? Bring them in and
be amply rewarded during
Baker's Opportunity Sale.
John W. Myers sold five head
of horses this week to a buyer
from Coeur d'alene. $176 each
was the price received—Union
town Journal.
Judge Edgar C. Steele of the
second judicial district^ has
been asked to sit with the state
supreme court in the session
which convenes at Lewiston,
June 6.
The Kooskia ball team lost a
14-inning game at Craigmont
Sunday by a score of 2 to 1, A
return game between the same
teams will be played at Kooskia
The state tax of 2 cents a
gallon on gasoline in April re
sulted in a total of $19,207 be
ing turned into the state treas
ury from 28 dealers, with 70
dealers still to be heard from.
Sam Rose, Mike Conway and
James Woodson, who were ar
rested on May 7th, charged
with the robbery of the Oroflno
postofflee in which over $700
was secured were found guilty
at Moscow Thursday evening
after a jury trial. They will
receive sentençe at once.
By a majority of 118 votes
majority the citizens of Lewis
ton on Tuesday voted the $880,
'000 bond for improvement of
their water system and the
bonds will soon be sold and the
contract let for the installation
of a filtration plant, additional
reservoirs and the extension of
the present system. The vote
cast showed 974 in favor of the
bond and 310 against.
Ruth Hazelton, proprietor
of the Central hotel at Lewis
ton, was found guilty in the
federal court at Moscow Tues
day of maintaining a nuisance
and was sentenced to pay a fine
of $300 and serve 60 days in
jail and perpetually enjoined
from having liquor in her pos
session within the state. Oth
ers convicted on* liquor
charges were George Weeks of
Oroflno and Rat Howerton of
The large road roller belong
ing to the Cottonwood high
way district was rented last
week by Superintendent Mc
Guire, of the Grant, Smith Con
struction Co., for use in rolling
the crushed rock on the Win
chester hill highway, the local
district to be paid $160'
month net for the use of
the roller to its new location
the big machine was mired
down northeast of town and it
became necessary to secure the
services of Pearl Dye and the
big caterpillar tractor belong
ing to Mr. Wren to haul the rol
ler out of the mud and assist it
in reaching the surfaced road
at Lawyer canyon, after which
it progressed under its own
In trying to move
The entire prairie was vis
ited Wednesday morning by a
two hour rain storm that ex
ceeded in precipitation any
other so far this season,
fact we have had practically
two weeks continuous stormy
weather which has almost con
vinced the most sceptical that
Camas prairie has come back
again to its own and the dry
times of the past six years are
nought but a bad dream,
present we have ample moist
ure for all purposes and now if
the weather man will only lay
qff of this 'weep' stuff for two
or three weeks and then give
us a couple of good showers late
in June and early in July the
fanners will call down blessings
on him and the prairie country
will turn off another crop simi
those in the days 'before

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