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VOLUME 81. NO. 24
Another rain storm of almost
cloudburst proportions, similar
to that of three years ago,
struck the prairie Wednesday
afternoon and did much damage
to crops and garden in several
localities. It will be recalled
that the storm of three years
ago struck first at Orangeville
where the business section of
the city was Hooded and the
death by drowning of P. M.
Glanville occurred. The storm
then Med and strack again late
in the afternoon north of this
place, doing heavy damage to
farms in the Stock Creek vici
nity. Wednesday's storm strack
first north of town and seemed
to center over the John Duclos,
Joe Remade, Sidney Brown .and
F. S. Wimer farms. The storm
opened with about five minutes
of hail, followed by torrents of
rain, and within a few minutes
the creeks were all overflowing
their banks and streams of wa
ter were pouring down every
, declivity, washing gardens,
flooding low lying grain fields,
carrying away fences and small
bridges and doing damage which
would probably aggregate sev
eral hundred dollars.
While only a very heavy rain |
fell here in town, the second arm 1
of the storm centered over the j
strip of country from the John !
Créa farm to the old town of Den !
and the downpour in that |
locality was so heavy that the
bridge across Shebang creek
near the Edwin Nelson farm was
washed away and material dam
age done to fences and small
bridges, while the gardens also
suffered to some extent.
Quite a bit of the storm wat
ers of this storm were carried
off by the way of Shebang creek
but the major portion drained
down Bowman Gulch into Rocky
Washed Fish From Water.
Probably the first intimation
Cottonwood had
Wednesday's terrific shower in
the Bowman Gulch district was
when Mr. J. B. Luchtefeld called
the Nez Perce telephone office
asking information as to the
source of the avalanche of water,
debris and mud that came by
thedr ranch in Rocky canyon
where they are living at present.
Mr. Luchtefeld and son, Rob
ert, assisted by Mr. Baker a
neighbor were a half mile above
their hdme on what is locally
known as Coyote Flat, rounding
up cattle preparatory to taking
them out to Westlake on sum
mer range the following day.
Hearing the unusual noise they
rode to the edge of the flat and
beheld a sight long to be remem
Having a clear view of the
canyon, they saw all the water
forced in a great wave ahead of
a black flower moving mass
which carried with it great
chunks of wood on the surface
and rolling boulders beneath. He
called to attract the attention of
his family to the sight but they
having been notified by neigh
hors were already viewing ift
from the hillside. Mrs. Luchte
feld placed the children in an en
screened porch for safety and
with her maid went into the gar
den to get a closer view. They
were astonished to see a living
mass of fish in a great backwa
ter that had been formed at the
base of the garden desperately
struggling for fresh water but
unable to get anything but mud.
They flopped over onto dry land
dying there in untold numbers.
The fish ranged in size from the
tinest to twenty inches in
length. Only a few mountain
trout were noticed among the
dead fish. Being very timid they
probabaly took warning and
made a safe dash into Salmon
Aside from a few held of stock
being drowned and a few gard
washed out Mr. Luchtefeld
reported no other damage.
If you're looking for 'Trou
ble" see Jackie Coogan, Sunday
jd tbs Orpheum. 24-1
Three of the Young Ladies Come
From Greencreek and three
From Switzerland.
At eight o'clock yesterday
morning at St. Gerturde's con
vent southwest of town occurred
the services at which time sev
eral young ladies, who last year
took their first vows as mem
bers of the Sisterhood, again
made their second vows as mem
bers of the order of the Sisters
of St. Benedict. The services
were conducted by Rev.
Father James assisted by the
Rev. Father Paul, Jerome and
Baerlocher, and were quite large
ly attended by residents of the
Greencreek, Keurterville and Cot
tonwood parishes.
The Sisters taking a promi
nent part in the services yester
day were; Sister Hermine, who
took the final vows ; a sister of
the Mager brothers, of Keuter
ville; Sister Heleq, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Beckman,
of Greencreek ; Sister Heldefond,
daughter of John F. Nuxoll of
Greencreek; Sister Innocensia,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Willenborg, of Greencreek; the
last three making their second
vows ; and three Sisters who
joined the order last year from
Switzzerland, they also making
their second vows.
The foreman and crew of the
General Construction Co., who
arrived here a couple of weeks
ago to begin the work of surfac
ing the state highway between
this place and Lawyer canyon,
have been having many difficul
ties to contend with since estafo
lishing camp. After a great
deal of delay in getting thedr
equipment located because of
bad roads and heavy rainfall,
they prepared a crusher site on
the Bieren farm north of town,
only to find later that the rock
was not as extensive as had at
first been thought and it then
became necessary to locate ano
ther quarry site near the Bieren
farm house further north. Here
the rock formation proved satis
factory and the work of prepar
ing the crasher site has practi
cally been completed. It is the
hope of the contractors to be
able to begin operations with a
full crew within a few days pro
viding further rains do not de
lay their work,
W. R. Johnston, of Lewiston,
representing the American Sun
day School Union, held services
in the Red Rock school. house
Sunday morning and evening, as
siting in organizing a union Sun
day school. About forty-three
were present in the morning and
the house filled in the evening,
Officers and teachers were elect
ed as follows;
Mrs. M. F. Griner, supennten
dei# ; Miss Elsie Jess, secretary ;
and Miss Flossie Higgins, organ
ist; Mrs. James Brasier, primary
teacher ; Mrs. Ickes, interme
diate; E. M. Eckes, adult. The
new Sunday school will meet at
ten thirty, Sunday morning, and
as it is a union Sunday school,
everybody will feel at home.
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Today is the sixteenth anni
versary of the opening of the
Cottonwood State Bank, which
began business in Cottonwood
under the able management ox
Herman H. Nuxoll and his asso
dates as the German State Bank
on June 8th, 1907. That the m
stitution may grow and spread
in the next sixteen years as it
has in the past is the wish of its
patrons and the community.
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The heavy thunder storms of
the past week have recalled to
mind the fact that it was .iust
20 years ago this week when
the cloudburst occurred between
Greencreek and Nezperce which
flooded Lawyer canyon and
caused the i a .? r
and aunt of the Dempsey family
near the Stevenson crossing,
By an oversight we failed to
mention last week that Mrs. C.
T. Staal and children had de
narted for Lewiston and Port
land on a couple of weeks visit.
We understand that while away
Mrs. Staal will look up a market
for some of the elegant fancy
wock she manufacturas.
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Hattrup's Savages have hit
the saw dust trail and"are itch
ing for the Tiger's scalps to
adorn their belts, ankles and
Hold 'em, Hank,
'em. According to the
nose rings.
challenge and later disclosures of
intrigue and plots the Tigere
have only a few more days to
live. But tigers, like cats, die
hard and the fate that awaits
them has not appreciably dis
turbed their mental equilibrium
for they pun* as contentedly as
if they were awaiting a raid on a
robbings nest.
The Savages are the ones that
are excited and Hank, he wishes
now that he hadn't let the bunch
get out of control and go so far
as to issue such a bloody chal
lenge. He is more interested in
operating the saw mill than in
base ball and he knows he won't
have more than half a crew the
week after the game. Also
what is worrying him is how to
get such fellows as Chas. Geb
hardt, Rufus Gentry and Como
dore Dillard around the track
without a flat tire or engine
Word has reached the Tigers
that Hank intends putting them
on roller skates and have some
one push them around the bases.
The Savages bank a great deal
on Gary Carnes as twirier and
home run hitter, but Gary's
antis are out of all proportions
from handling them heavy shop
boards. Spectators will not be
eafe unless they hide behind
barns or the school house.
Henry refuses to give out the
lineup but the following play
besides those mentioned
above have been entered : John
Engel, Ben Albere, Ben Entrupp,
Billy Gentry, Ben Hattrup,
Bernard Bosse, John Asker,
Chas. Goeckner, Hubert Hattrup
The Tigere will make up their
team from the following: Jack
Hilbert, Mike Hilbert, Ben Fors
Bud Nash, Jim Nash,
Francis Homar, Sylvester Wink
ler, Mike Mager, Roy Williams,
Pete Peterson, Louis Terhaar,
Henry Boxleitner, Mark Tucker,
Glen Rink, John Mager, Ben
Baune, Frank Winkler, Tom
Hazen, Harry Blimpka, John
Brocke, and as a reserve they
"Turn 'em Lose
made but the boys will pass the
hat around to collect a little
money to pay for the wire back
stop, balls e. t. c. which will then
become the property of the Keu
terville base ball fans. The prize
(10 gallons of ice cream) is to be
paid for by the losing team and
is to go to the winners, who will
have Dad Hilbert and Chris
Hank" is the watch word with
the Tigers.
The game will be the big event
of the season and will be worth
going miles to see.
No admission charge will be
invite the losers over some even
ing for a general good time pro
vided of course the Savages are
willing to be reconciled after
getting a good drubbing. "Ay
tank she goen to be a glide game
Washington, June 4.—State
statutes which would prohibit
the teaching or use of foreign
languages in all schools below
the eighth grade were declared
void by the supreme court as an
unlawful encroachment upon the
rights conferred by the four
teenth amendment which pro
vides that "no state
deprive any person of life, lib
erty or property without due
process of law." Justice Holmes
delivered a dissenting opinion in
which Justice Sutherland joined.
The question was presented to
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the court in cases coming from
Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio. Eigh
teen other' states, with similar
statutes, participated.
Justice McReynolds who deli
vered the majority opinion as
serted that the fourteenth
amendment without doubt "de
notes not merely freedom from
bodily restraint but also the
right of the individual to con
tract, to engage in any of the
common occupations of üfe, to
acquire useful knowledge, to
marry, establish a home and to
bring up children, to worship
God according to the dictates of
his own conscience, and gener
ally to enjoy those privileges
long recognized by common law
as essential to the orderly pur
suits of happiness by free men.
This liberty, the courts added,
cannot be interfered with under
e omise of protecting the pub
lic interest by legislative action
which is arbitrary or without
reasonable relation to some pur
pose within the competency of
the state affected.
Final determination of what
constitutes proper exercises of
police power is within the courts,
Justice McReynold asserted, and
does not rest with the legisla
ture of the states.
While the American people,
the court pointed out, have al
ways regarded education and ac
quisition of knowledge as mat
ters of supreme importance
which should be diligently pro
moted, and while it is the right
and natural duty of the parent to
give his children education suit
able to their station in life, many
states have attempted to enforce
the obligation by compulsory
"That the st^te," Justice Mc
Reynolds declared, "may do
much, go very far, indeed, in or
der to improve the quality of its
citizens, physically, mentally and
morally, is clear, but the indivi
dual has certain fundamental
rights which must be respect
Interferes With Parents Right.
Portland, Ore., June 4.—The
decision of the supreme court of
the United States in holding un
constitutional state laws for
bidding the use of foreign lan
guages in schools, was interpret
ed by opponents of the Oregon
compulsory public schodl law as
affecting that measure.
J. P. Kavanaugh, chief counsel
in Oregon for opponents of the
school law, stated after reading
The Associated Press reports of
the supreme court decision :
"From the dispatches so far
received I am convinced that the
decision in the one language
just decided profoundly af
feet* the > compulsory public
school measure in Oregon. 1 am
further convinced from this 1st
eat expression of the court that
it will declare the Oregon meas
ure unconstitutional.
The court appears to have
held that a statute which inter
feres with the right of parents
to control the education of their
children violates the provisions
of the federal constitution.
"Preparations are being made
to file suit attacking the Oregon '
compulsory pubKc school law," !
said Kavanaugh, who indicated
language cases as
that the one
those decided are technically
termed, had been carefully
watched by interests which are
planning to attack the Oregon
The Oregon statute, which
was adopted by a referendum at
the general election last Novem
ber, provides that parents or
guardians must send every child
over eight years and under six
teen years of age to a pub
school with certain exceptions.
The supreme court of the
state of Idaho convened in Lew
Three Idaho County Cases Will
be Taken Up by the Idaho
Jurists at Spring Term.
iston this week for their spring
term. Three Idaho county oases !
will be decided by this tribunal.
They are: N
Atwood Sues for Damages.
In the case of T. M. Atwood
vs. Northern Pacific Railroad
company and James S. Davis, as
substitute for John Barton
Payne, as federal agent appoint
ed under the terms of the trans
(Continued on last page)
Total receipts from Idaho's
new gasoline tax for the month
of April are $24,267.47, it was
announced by F. A. Jeter j com
missioner of law enforcement,
charged with collection of the
tax. A few small dealers are
yet to be heard from but their
collections will not change the
total much, Mr. Jeter said. The
department is having some trou
ble with one company which
operates out of Spokane, he said,
and which has refused to collect
the tax.*
April was the first month in
which the new law, passed by
the 1928 session of the legisla
ture, was in effect and the total
receipts are lower than was first
anticipated by officials of the
department. They estimated the
receipts for that month would be
'close to $30,000.
"However," said Mr. Jeter,
"we expect the receipts for the
month of May to be more than
twice what they were for April
because of the increased use of
Receipts from the tax indi
cate that 1,212,873 gallons of
gasoline were imported into the
state during the month of April.
The sixteenth annual conven
tion of the Idaho County Asso
ciation of Odd Fellows, which
convened in Cottonwood last Sat
urday, was marked by the small
est attendance since the organi
zation of the county associa
tion, due entirely to the incle
mency of the weather and the
almost impassable roads. Only
a few lodges were represented,
but in spite of this fact the en
tire program was carried out,
the only change being that both
afternoon and evening sessions
were combined into one session
during the afternoon followed
by the banquet at six o'clock
and dancing in the evening.
As a result of the convention
Winona was chosen as the meet
ing place for the convention in
1924, Whitebird 1926, Clear
water 1926, and Fenn 1927.
Miss Caroline Terhoar depart
ed the first of the week for Spo
kane to visit with friends. Miss
Terhaar recently completed her
term of school at Priest River
and has already signed a con
tract for next year to teach in
the Kellogg school which is one
of the largest in the stete.
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In compliance to the order of |
the state fish *nd game com
mission to stock various streams
in north central Idaho with
trout, the Lawyers creek whkh
empties into the Clearwater at
Kamlah, was last Saturday*
stocked with 40,000 young trout
An election has been called for
June 10 for the voters of Sho
shone county, Idaho, to deter
mine the question of bonding the
county to the amount of $800.
000, for the pu
ing and pavin
way between
rpose of rapair
g the main high
Kellogg and Mill
The state of Idaho has placed
a contract with the Irwin-Hod
son company of Portland for 60,
000 pairs of automobile license
plates for 1924 at 18.97 cents
pair delivered at Boise,
color combination of the 1984
license plate will consists of a
yellow background
letters and figures.
The pUght of Idaho
growers as a result of
with black
shortage last year will be pre
sented to the interstate' oomr
merce commission at the hear
ing to be held at Pocatello, June
18. The decision was reached at
a conference of growers held
Tuesday in connection with the
public utilities commission at,
Sales of seventy million board
feet of timber
Cabin creek
d'Alene national forest in Ma*
ho, at top notch prices, wag sa
nounced Friday by the forest
service. The Ohio Match com
pany, which was the successful
, will build a railroad ten
miles in length, which at the end
of five years will become the
property of the government.
Mrs. Maria M. Hoke, of Mos
cow for many years in charge
of the Latah, a hotel, is named
one of the benefioaries tn the
will of the late Mrs. Catherine
Beck of Spokane, who died May
One third of the estate,
valued at $00,000, wee left to
predation of kindness (killing the
the Moscow woman,
twelve years Mri^-I
at the Latah. , $ : ti
Sheldon Wag
Wagner, promi
ing north of Cralgroont, suffer
ed a very severe mum Tuesday,
when one leg of his
which had
with gasoline while filling the
gas tank on a tractor became
ignited from the exhaust. The
flames were extinguished quick
ly by Sheldon rowng in a robe
r op
an ap
nent r
on the ground, but not quick
enough to escape a very painful
burn on his leg.
Sixty students of Idaho his
tory have made their choke of
the ten foremost men In Idaho
history (excluding men still
living), and have headed the list
with the name of Meriwether
Lewis, leader of the famous
Lewis and Clark expedition.
William Clark, his companion on
this expedition, came third.
David Thompson, who has been
styled "the greatest land geo
grapher," received one more vote
than Clark, and so won second
Harry Stone, a well known
young man of Craigmont, died
suddenly at 9 o'clock Tuesday
night beside the road a few miles
north of that dty where he had
gotten down from his horse to
rest, following an attack of
asthma, with which he has beat
suffering for some time,
was riding into town with Geo.
pman, for whom he had been
working on the latter's farm,
when he became suddenly strick
en after a hard ride of their
horse telling Mr. Chapman that
he had trouble getting his breath
and that he thought he would
have to rest a few minutes. Mr.
Chapman discovered s few
minutes later that his partner
had died in a sleep, which he had
gone into whan he lay down to
He climbed off his

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