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VOL. 31. NO. 30. COTTONWOOD. IDAHO. FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1923 $2.00 PER YEAR HAIL DOES MUCH DAMAGE 10,000 ACRES NEAR CRAIG ,, „ j _ . A;A __ MONT AND NEZPERCE BEATEN TO GROUND STS?* the T SSS y " "wÄtfonoöl/Ä "* Ä r d y If grS Kof the damSJTaï caused by the wind blowing to the ground heavy summer fai count"of the stoim that visited Nezperce prairie is reproduced from the Lewiston Tribune of t 'ÄTjÄ"Ä of the nLt ten«/ haii at»™ that ever visited the prairie sec tion which completely destroyed acies ol 30 bushel giam, swej l across the Nezperce prairie at 3:30 today from Mason butte, Ciaigxnont, in a north easterly direction through Ci sug mont the Mahler section the IMS? 3of (freer. STÄ , _ . j . , . damage was estimated at two to three mdes wide and 15 miles in length, v h ich the area af ecte was throe to five miles wide at some places. Fully 300,000 bushels of grain will be lost from the damage, and only half of the area affected is believed to be insured. ,, . , The crops m the area affected were beaten completely down to the ground and representatives of the insurance companies visit ing tiie scene of the storm this evening stated that the damage would be a hundred percent on about 10,000 acres and ranging down to 25 percent on approxi mately that many more, Fruit and gardens in the wake of the storm were completely destroyed and chickens and other fowls were killed by the large stones, some of which measured an inch in diameter. Many of the ci-ops, which are the finest grown on the prairie in many years, would have gone 40 bushels and better per acre, but a conservative estimate of 30 bushels is placed on the af fected area, although many farmers and others believe that 40 bushels would have been nearer the real estimate. The storm first struck near Mason butte, south of Craigmont and in this section the hail was comparaiively light, but as it got nearer the town of Craigmont the stones were larger, many as large as hens' eggs,, and there it is reported that half the west windows of the residences were broken out by the large stones, Gardens there were beaten out and the crops adjacent to town were damaged, those north of the town suffering complete destruction. At Craigmont the hail stones pounded out the paper and tar roofs on several of the store buildings and warehouses, and the wind tore much of them away, while the water did some ed north toward Mohler, beating the fine wheat and barley to the damage to goods inside. The path of the storm follow ground. Some Have Insurance. C. W. Kettman. cashier of the Farmers' State bank of Nez perce, visited the devasted area followiug the stm-rn and he stat ed that the wheat had been beat en down beyond any hope of re coverv. In checking over farms rin the Alpine, Russell and part of the Moliler sections, which he knew were insured or not insur ed, he found 4.600 acres were insured, while 3.900 acres were Much other acreage in the not. Craigmont and Mohler sections, he sakK he did not have any in formation on. Steve Farthing who has been spending some time on his ranch Grave creek. Mondav of this week resumed his duties with Simon Brothers. on JOHN BROWN, A NEGRO ARRESTED LAST FRIDAY. Placed Under Arrest for Moon shining by Deputy Sheriffs Robertson and Nau. John Brown, one of the few, ! I if not the only negro resident of j Idaho county was placed under I arrest last Friday afternoon on I his ranch near Westlake by I Deputy Sheriff Ben Robertson 1 and Deputy Sheriff A. H. Nau, : of Cottonwood, on the Charge of; 53s «• p—— f «• ®ven a hearing before ?rÄ\ra"fo°r'th" United States Xrirt °ôm-t aï Moscow, which convenes there in I ^tober, under a $600 bond and s ^ e be€n unable to ; f She b f f h Eller ' aeBrched the ^ wn ^Ttime hï ' J i JJJJS*'V !>t . J""" e ™ ÄVÄäiTii SSr ,PPBmd * ^ w li.vi B ® ^nder airest at that time ^ he wished to consult with the p VOsecu ting attorney before £ aki th * arrest Th / com mesh wag found in ß 1X)wn > s own home while the. p rune mog h and a sack of sugar were discover ed in a vacant fc 8 " CroSS the TOad fr ° m WS Âï ïï ISt* iiotn the com and prune mesh and then poured the remainder j out for th £ hog . s to feed upolL ß lx>wn claims jt was hog feed j aTM j not moonshine mesh. j j A UNIFORM LICENSE. County Assessor William In gram spent last Friday after I noon in the city visiting and on business matters. Assessor In j gram informed us that next year there will bo no reduction in the license fee of automobiles. The | preS ent law-, after a car is five yea rs old. allows tiro car to be , licensed for one-third less. Next j yeia r, or for the season of 1924, the license fee will be the same ! f or ai | classes, all cars in the various No reductions will be made whatsoever. The last ses sion of the legislature repealed the old law and substituted the new one. The mast convincing argument in favor of the new ruling is that old cars wear out the roads just as rapidly as the newer ones. Automobiles in Idaho aie classed according to weight. Assessor Ingram has been hot on the trail of car owners who have failed to take out a license. j He stated that all owners who _ _ [ the care assessed against them ! as personal property, fail to take out a license will find j ware after what appears to bo free gasoline if he will only 1 at the company's store they will 1 Rive him a key for the same so that he may accommodate him ! self whenever his jitney is in need of more fuel. The manage ment stated that they would much rather supply him with a : duplicate key in preference to having their pump, costing sev eral hundred dollars broken 1 every time this party runs out of gas which has been quite Mr. Me ; Kinney also stated that they , would agree to pay the 2 cent FREE GAS. We are requested to inform the party that has been at tempting to break into the gas pump of the Cottonwood Hard call 1 frequently of late. j state tax on the gasoline. Sounds to us like a very fair | proposition. The guilty pax-ty is under sus picion and he should not be sur prised if he receives the key by x-egistered mail or in pei-son. - D. O. K. K. TO CRAIGMONT. On Friday, July 27th, a num ber of the boys from hei'e who are members of the D. O. K. K. order will journey to Craigmont where the Lewiston Temple will put on a big ceremonial. A large class of candidates are j waiting to be led across the 1 burning sands. The Lewiston ï Temple is making extensive nreparations for the Imperial Palace convention which will be held in Portland in August, be ginning on the 13th and ending j on the 17th. I > -«'t -i " ®Sfs" s mm rat mm ■ m p * * y:0i Cil ;i.K * r" wkar- ■ •«îïïa* »6. ! ' i i ■ j ! i ; j I ! i I j j ! Wm [ (MiSäi «il !J ■ - Tva .- « . * ■ ß*S& IPSÜS.» ;f" . Trie* •% « A* » Aj.|fc.: ■ ^ 4 up Ji ■ X t . V ■ IP'P % I f'. ■ I mi V ■ v - t fMF 1 ,. »ai ,.,«s yÆ : pH J " V ".. . K wm i mmm a® * ■t' w - ■ 'a V-. 'Mm > if m ■ "7 7 J5Ä. mm as»: ■ lié rS f *saSt& 9 k Beäg -;-L. 1 " Hur '5 ll, ' i m W\[ iT? n nr jv - a, » PI j 1 It I« Estimated that 100,000 Negroes Have Left the Farm Districts of the '«• «.n.. in in. N,„h ; I •M HEAR YO' CALLIN' ME" REEF CATTLE NOW MOVING THIRTEEN CARLOADS SHIP PED FROM COTTONWOOD THE LAST WEEK. Approximately $17,000 worth of livestock was shipped from Cottonw-ood the past week to the coast markets. Saturday morn ing William Jones, W. I. Rooke and James Aram shipped out 11 carloads to Seattle, and Monday morning Ed Pick and John Baer shipped a carload each, shipped 114 head, W. I. Rooke 76 head, James Aram 10G head, Ed Pick 27 head and John Baer 23 head, in fine shape for beef. The cattle all ranged in or near Joseph plains section. Saturday's shipment marked the earliest made from Idaho county in many years, the weather condi tions prevailing last winter mak ing it possible for the cattle to prosper and be fit for market several weeks earlier than is customar-y, particularly when the range country is visited with heavy snows or extremly cold weather. Jones All of the cattle were Wm. Jones, one of the owners, made by the cattlemen late last week brought the information that the cattle market was strong and showing signs of re maining so, or even advancing, and for this reason the cattle men are trying to get their cattle to the market, who, with Mr. Aram made the trip to the Portland market with the cattle, stated that several other large shipments will be made within the next few weeks from the Joseph plains and Whitebird sections. Inquiry T , , . * OAA . j . Idaho county is $200 ahead in the sale of auction of some 30 pieces of land, at the court house ■! n „Grangeville, Saturday to sat isfy delinquent taxes. Most of it was grazing land and the sum rf 51,717 was realized in all, the land averaging about $1 per acre. Three parcels were quarter sections in the Salmon river sec tion and the rest were smaller tracts about the county, and city lots. One quarter m the New ; Meadows country sold for $100. | The two cars belonging to the ; county were also sold at auction. the old Buick car bringing $66, ! while the almost new Chevrolet car used by the county agent brought $255, Sheriff William Eller getting the car. The sale this year was the best in years and the fix-st time in recent years where the county came out with more money than AUCTION SALE OF LAND. the delinquent taxes. ^|ed j j ■ ! j KERLEE FINDS HIS SISTERS j I 1 j j _ .. ~ -„ Ending a separation of a. , years and a search of ova- a year, Herman kei lee of Pueblo,, Colorado and Arkansas has j linally found his brothers and sisters m Cottonwood, Grange ville, Clarkston and other west ern places. Mr. Kerlee, who is now 75 years of age, arrived Tuesday evening in Cottomvood and was reunited with his sis ters, Mrs. A. C. Gentry and Mrs. E. D. White, Mr. Kerlee has a sister and brother in Grange ville, these being Mrs. W. N. Knox and D. C. Kerlee. He has a brother, Larkin Kerlee, in Eugene, Oregon, and a brother, Coleman Kerlee, and tevo sisters, Mrs. Sebastain and Mm Bagdy FAMILY REUNITED AFTER 50 YEARS AND BROTHERS AFTER A LONG SEARCH. of Clarkston, Washington. Mr. Kerlee at the age of 25 years left the old home in Arkansas for Colorado and ar riving at Pueblo in 1873, just 50 years ago, he found conditions very bad and he wrote to his family advising them not to come west. He mailed the letter during a storm, and it never ar rived at its destination. Time went on and Mr. Kerlee busy in mining work almost foi -• got' his family and finally lost track of them entirely. A year ago a desire came over him to of his folks and he went A r . see some back to the old home in kansas, and finally after some time he learned that some of his people were in Idaho. He finally traced them to central Idaho and Mr. Kerlee the Camas prairie, expects to spend the rest of his days in the west. - , CONCERT WELL RECEIVED. The first open air concert gj ven ( )y the Cottonwood band,, unde r the auspices of the Com me rcial club, Saturday evening, was we n received by the public j n g ene ral. The band played for an hour on the main street of Cottonwood. A large number of t0 wn and country folks were on hand to take in the affair. So we jj pleased were members of the hand with the splendid turn out that an effort will be made, Saturday evening, to make the concert even more enjoyable, if such can be done. The band is under the leadership of Prof, Moll. ß 0 th sides of Main Street were lined with cars, and at one time, by actual count, there were 75 cars parked on Main Street, most of which came here to take in the concert. THREE PERSONS INJURED BY HAY FORK PULLEYS. Lustig, Walzer and Seubert All Injured in About the Same Manner. Victor Lustig, Henry Seubert and Joe Walzer, while putting up hay this week received painful injuries while working with hay forks and in each case their hands became entangled with the pulleys on the fork and rope that hoists the hay into tht barn. Monday, Joe Walzer, who is employed by M. A. Pierce, got his left hand tangled in the pul* ley and received injuries that proved very painful. Dr. Shin nick dressed the hand and he is reported to be doing well. Thursday, Victor- Lustig of Greencreek and Henry Seubert. oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. August Seubert had their left hands badly mangled in the same manner. Roth gentlemen received injuries on the same fingers, the first and second fingers of the left hand, and in both cases the flesh was torn away from the bones. Dr. On dressed both injuries and says that Mr. Lustig's fingers were bruised the worst. WINS ANOTHER PRIZE. A telegrom notifying him that he had won fourth prize.in the window trhnmimr SndùJted by thTpÿrex Sins Glassware company, was receiv Monday by AI J. Herboth, window trimmer and salesman at the local Anderson & Bolick hardware store. The contest was open to all dealers throughout the United States and extended over a period of three months. Liberal cash prizes were of fei'od to the 20 best windows displaying Pyrex wares. Photos of the winning designs will bo published in the "Hardware World," a trade publication. Mr. Herboth won sixth prize in a contest held last fall by the , R em i n gton Arms company.— LewLston Tribune, ai> s work as a window artist j f j rs ^ received public attention w j ien ] ie was employed by the }j oene Hardware and while em j Condit, a well-known land owner I on this mountain, and also fa ployed by this firm many of his window decorations.were among the prize winners. DIES AT CAMPMEETING. Jacob Condit, an aged Indian who had been attending camp meeting at the Maison butte camp grounds, took ill with a bad cold during the session and lin gei-ed along until Saturday night, when he dial. He was the father of Homer ther of Mrs. Jesse Paul, one ot ; the moat popular, wealthy and ( influential Indians on the mount j ain, and residing in the vicinity of Winchester.—Ferdinand En ; terprise. ! HAY CROP BIG. Farmers in this section are now busy making hay and the height of the hay season will be reached this week. The ton ... nage to the acre is turning out | the best in years and m many cases alfalla has been i-eported | to be going three tons to the acre and better. J _ , langest chattel mortgage ever placed on the records of Idaho county was filed Saturday. Tne mortgage, dated June 15, 1923, was given by the Crane Creek Sheep company to the Portland Cattlp Tx>an comnanv for $1 - 852,089.66, and mortgages 143, 681 sheen and all horses, mules, tools and equipmentt belonging to the Crane Creek Sheep com pany. A. H. Nau purchased from Joe Blackburn, Saturday 17 acres of ] a nd adjoining Cottonwood, fov mer ly owned by W. W. Black bum. The land is being farmed this year by George Seubert. The price paid for the tract w;s $1275. It was purchased as an investment, What is believed to be the Dr. Shinnick reports the ar rival of a baby hoy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lange. Monday. Both mother and babe are doing nicely . \ Dr. Orr x-eports the arrival of a Ixxby boy at the home of Mr. and Mi-s. Joe Kuther in Feaxlin and, Wednesday, NEWS AROUND THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STATE W. C. Geddes, new vice-presi dent and general manager of the Craig Mountain Lumber Co., ar rived in Winchester the first of the week and assumed charge of that company's affaire Monday, The state license bureau and law enforcement bureau, under Secretary of State F. A. Jeter, will assist in the recovery of stolen automobiles, according to a recent announcement of this department. Louis Goldsmith, 6-year-old son of Mrs. Anna Goldsmith, widow, of Lewiston, was downed on the Clarkston, Wash., side of the Snake river Monday after noon. The boy was wading when |he got beyond his depth. The town of Mace, Idaho, and the business section of Burke, together with the surface build ings of the Hecla mine are in ruins as the result of a fire that broke out in the for-mer town Friday and was brought under control only after it had caused damage estimated at $1,000,000 to $1,500,000. The funeral of Isaac Mounce, the Culdesac resident who died Thursday afternoon at 99 years and 3 months of age, following a paralytic stroke with which he was afflicted from the morning of July 4th, was held at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the Vassar chapel in Lewiston. Official opening of the North and South highway between Culdesac and Winchester sched uled for August 3, will be the occasion for a two-day celebra tion at Winchester, August 2 and 3. Lewiston Elks have been asked to handle the first day's celebration and have already planned a program of stunts and entertainment to cover the night and day. The two-day event is open to the entire public. A blue-eyed baby, four months old, was found at 6 a. m. Satur day on the doorstep of the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Elm«* D. Nichols, extensive fanners in the Thorncreek district, nine miles south of Moscow. There was nothing to identify the child and no message save a slip of wrapping paper on which was written "Baby is 4 months old. The baby was in a basket, and with it was a complete wardrobe of good material and immacul ately clean. Mrs. John A. Humbird, moth er of Thos. Humbird, of the Clearwater Timber Co., died at her home in St. Paul last Thurs day. Mr. Humbird was a member of Governor Moore's party in specting timber conditions in the Clearwater country when he re ceived woi-d of his mother's serious illness on last Monday, the party was at that time camp ing at Pierce City and arrange ments were made to convey Mr. Humbirl to a railroad station at f9 once. Phil Hartman, a well known hardware merchant of Stites, in passing another car went off the Waha grade during Sunday afternoon and fell 30 feet with his automobile before the ma chine came to rest with Mr. Hartman under it. A number of persons at the water trough, near which the accident occur red, rushed - to Mr. Hartman's assistance and found him practi cally uninjux-ed. The Hartman car was also, it is said, not greatly damaged. The alleged brutal assault on Nathall Jones, pretty 17 year old Montpelier girl, as she lay drugged and drunken in the ranch house near Cokeville, Wyoming, of Joe Kinney, mil lionaire sheepman, will result in the px-osecution of Kinney, Less Olses and Lou Roberts, on a charge of consph'acy to violate | the white slave act, it was an j nounced Friday by United States Attomey E. G. Davis, who has authorized White, representing the depax-tment of justice, to swear to the warrants in Poca tello.