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COTTONWOOD CHRONICLE COTTONWOOD. IDAHO. FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1923 VOL. 31. NO. 31. $2.00 PER YEAR WILE SHIP MUCH LUMBER ; j j 115 CARLOADS WILL BE SHIPPED FROM COTTON WOOD THIS YEAR. Approximately 115 carloads of lumber will le shipped out of Cottonwood, commencing with j next weak when on an aver ge of j 2 carloads will move out oi the i local station daily until the en the output has been shipped. All ! of the lumber comes from the ! Keuterville section and is now being hauled in large trucks to ] the railroad siding for loading j into the cars. The greater per centage of the lumber has been sold to a Coeur d'Alene concern, W. B. Hussman, is the heavi est shipp r, having approximate- j ly 1,000,000 feet or about 50 car loads. Henry Ilaittrup, comes second, with about 30 c rloads or about 600,000 feet. Ben Kreiger carloads, John will have 15 Hoene 10 carloads and Charley Mieter 3 carloads. The average caricad holds about 20,000 feet of lumber. O. Peterson, who has a saw mill on Cottonwood Butte will ship about 20 carloads from the Ferdinand station. j The lumber -industry has been very active in this section the past year. Placing the lumber tonnage along side ol the wheat tonnage that will be shipped from the local station this year and with the livestock that will also move from this point it is safe to say that Cottonwood will rank among one of the heaviest ship ping paints on the Camas Prairie railway system. NARROW ESCAPE. John Créa narrowly escaped serious injuries Saturday morn ing while assisting his son, Wil liam, in hoisting hay into the barn. . team that was pulling the nets " from the wagon loaded with hay when the pulley at the base of the bam gave away after the load had been lifted about half way into the bam. The weight of the hay quickly took up the slack in the cable and as a re suit of the sudden drop of the : net it unhitched three of the tugs from the team and either - , the singletree or doubletree flew j hack hitting Mr. Créa a terffic blow on the head. He was un conscious for half an hour but after he came too he was none the worse from his experience. Mr, Créa was driving a i CALL FOR BIDS. The Fourth Assistant Post Dan Monroe, of Spokane and owner of the General Construe tion Co., which concern is rock ing the North and South high way from Cottonwcod to Lawyer - canyon has asked for an exten sion of 30 days to complete the work. He gives as his reason that inclement weather has held master General is calling for sealed bids to carry the mail between Cottonwood and Rice Creek for a distance of thirteen miles. The bid calls for carrying the mail three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, j leaving Rice Creek at 8 a. m. and arriving in Cottonwood at 12 m. The return trip is made leaving Cottonwood at 1 p. m. and ar riving at Rice Creek at 5 p. mJ jBids will be received up to Aug. 26th. The contract will run from September 16, 1923 to September 16, 1926. The sue cessful bidder will have to fur nish a bond in the sum of $1200. WANT MORE TIME, the job up for many days. From what information we have at lt and it is more than likely that loth the Ferdinand and Cotton wood highway commissioner's will recommend an extension of ARRESTED FOR SPEEDING, Two young men were arrested within the last two weeks for speeding and each was fined $10.00 and crate by Judge Fuss man, amounting in all to $13.00. One of the offenders was aires t ed for driving a Ford and the other a Buick too fast through the Main street of the city. 30 days. t H Th?ÆSS®y N »mJ miss loners received word last week that the road leading to the twin houses, which lies in the local road district would not he endorsed at this time by the state and federal authorities as a portion of the North and South highway. About 3 weeks ago the commissioners of the Cotton wood highway district asked that this short stretch be made a portion of the official state highway and at the time engi neers viewed the route every thing looked favorable towards such an endorsement, the high way commissioners even going Iso far as to pass a resolution setting aside $8000, to be match - ed by a like sum from the feder a l government for the macad amizing of this road, The officials, gave as their j reason for not recommending the project, due to the fact that the Fenn highway district, to date has done nothing towards taking care of the North and South highway thru its own district, thru which district the road would have to go if the Cot tonwood project was given of- | ficial endorsement. As the matter now stands, the idea of graveling the road to the twin houses, this year, will no doubt be given up by the high way board. EDITORS VISIT, G. R. Maxwell, of the staff of the Nampa Leader-Herald of Nampa, Idaho accompanied by J. C. Safley, editor of the Idaho County Free Press of Grange v iU e spent a short time in the 'city Saturday and made the Chronicle office a pleasant call, Mr. Maxwell was touring north -1 ern Idaho in his car and Editor ; Safley accompanied him as far - \ as Winchester where his family [ is spending a few days. Mr. Max well came over the North and South highway and while in i spots the road is none too good, but passable, he enjoyed every j minute of his trip. This was his I first trip into northern Idaho and he was surprised to find ! such a prairie as Camas Prairie. | The Nampa editor may decide ; to locate in northern Idaho if he I finds anything to his liking. One thousand four hundred 1 eighty- eight babies reported by registrars to have been bom in Idaho during the month ended j u iy 10 breaks all previous rec 0 rds, according to the bureau of vital statistics at Boise. Records ! f or niegimate children and twins a i s0 were broken, the report showing 16 illegitimate and 28 pairs of twins. Last year there were 57 illegitimate births and the records show 43 for the first six months of 1923. Of tire 1488 babies bom, 743 were boys, 740 were girls and STORK BREAKS RECORD. the sex of five was not stated. All were white. Parents of 1342 of the babies were torn in the United States. The report also shows that j there were 461 deaths during the above reporting period, one of The two-ton lumber truck of Alois Ulhom went off the grade a mile from the Peterson saw mill at Cottonwood butte Satur day, throwing a load down the hill and demolishing the cab of the truck. Mr. Uhlom is some manner escaped injury and the track received no damage except that to the cab. Mr. Uhlom owns one of the big G. M. C. tracks formerly used by the Cottonwood Milling Com pany. - NOTICE TO FARMERS AND THRESHERMEN. Notice is hereby given that all farmers and threshermen are urged to attend a meeting in Cot tonwood, August 4th at 7:30 p. m. in the hand hall for the pur post of setting a uniform scale for labor and to transact such other business as may come be fore the meeting. 31-2 - | Read oui - want ads. ; the persons who died doing col ored. Accidentts claimed 27 victims. Ten were killed in automobile accidents, 10 by ac cidental drowning, 6 were elec ; trocuted by high tension vires, and one was killed by lightning, Organic diseases of the heart claimed 24 persons, TRUCK LEAVES GRADE. 1 Senator Borah to speak in Cottonwood I , t, ^ j j | 1 I ■ : j I I I j ! ! v.r \ •f. -■Ä ■4. y** : 'JK .%• - ■ ' X , .v - • f • Sx 1 £ -,*y ù United States Senator - William E. Borah, of Idaho and one of the most talked of men in the United States, if not in the world today, will deliver - an address in Cottonwood on Monday evening, August Gth at the Orpheum Theatre. Senator Bor ah will also deli ver an address in Ferdinand, the following evening, Tuesday, 7th. Senator Borah's topic in Cottonwood will be "HOW TO FIND MARKETS FOR THE AMERICAN FARMER." Senator Borah, While in the northern part of the state in sisted upon speaking in Cottonwood for he still has fresh in his memory a picture of the splendid audience that greeted him here ; about a year ago when more than 200 people were turned away for \ lack of seating capacity. The Senator wants every voter - to hear [ him and then to judge for himself, for everyone and especially the farmers. i Come out and hear Senator Borah. He has a vital message STORM HITS COTTONWOOD Cottonwood and vicinity was visited Monday afternoon by the worst electrical storm of the year. The storm was accompani ed by a strong wind and heavy rainfall which lasted for - about 40 minutes, the rainfall at one time assuming cloudburst pre poprtions. The min fell the heaviest in Cottonwood and in a short space of time the gutters LIGHTNING STRIKES GREEN CREEK CHURCH—KILLS FOUR COWS, 1 HORSE. were running several inches of water. a wire fence. Glen Powers, who resides in the same section, had a valu able hoi'se killed by lightning. - The Cottonwood Commercial club this week placed a large sign on the Lawyers' canyon bridge crossing Lawyers creek The wind did damage by blow ing down heavy crops. Felix Martzen, whose ranch adjoins the town was perhaps one of the heaviest losem his 70 acres of fine summer fallow was blown down as flat as a floor, At Greencreek, lightning hit the steeple of the Catholic church tearing the cress to splin tors and otherwise damaging the building to the extent of about $100, this was fully covered by insurance. Lightning killed four cows be longing to Joe Hill, who resides on the ranch known as the Swift farm, they were standing beside which is the dividing line be tween Idaho and Lewis county, The sign has two arrows, one pointing towards Lewis county and the other towards Idaho countv. It also contains these words: "Twelve miles to Cotton wood. Free Auto Park." - The rock work on the North and South high way is progrès sing nicely. The contractera yesterday completed the task of placing the base reck on the road running north from their pres ent setting. Rock is now being distributed towards Cottonwood. i The Cottonwood end will to com jpleted in about two weeks. Approximately 500 people at tended the picnic given by Cot ton wood Council No. 1389, Knights of Columbus, Sunday to members of their order and their friends at the Pierce grove, The day was an ideal one fer a of the it never K. C. PICNIC ATTRACTS 500 MARRIED MEN WIN THE BALL GAME AND TUG OF WAR CONTEST picnic, and while one warmest in the year hanipered the program outlined by those in charge. After the basket dinner at the noon hour - , speeches were made by Rev. Fr. Willibrord of Cottonwood and George Erb of Lewiston. After the short speeches the crowd was entertained by a base ball game between the married men and the single men in which tire married men came out vie torious, the score standing at the end of the contest 6 to 2. The players making up the winning team were : George Seubert, Leo Simon, Albert Wessels, Frank Albers. John Terhaar, Frank Arnzen, Mat Duclos, Joseph Arnzen and Dominic Duclos. The single men's team: John Wagner Henry Schurman, Frank Nnxoll, T-ick Tacke Tonv Duclos Frank Waldman John Sattler Ben and j Henry Engel ' ' j ,, j 'G. 1Wnlihe* ™ uP > ,.0 «« . M ■ ; tt,«« w»«! rne nr ee tt,«« 'vopczynsiti rne nr ee- gg The tug of war contest, wmch was one °* the most interesting |°f the afternoon s program was von by the married men. H took them, however, about fifteen minutes to pull the single men over the dead line. The bowling alley was in operation and this form fo sport was well patronized, Wi liam ; Ruhoff in charge having collect ed approximately $20 from the toys for the privile ge of throw ing the big balls at the ten pins. The venders of ice cream, lemonade, oranges, cigars and , the like ako did a big business ! with the picmcers and A1 and Vincent Duman who were in clmrge of this part of the pro gram got their share of the nickles and dimes. Ice cream was the biggest seller of the day. Those in charge tell us that the picnic was a success m every way and especially were they pleased with the large attend ance. COUNTY VALUATION SLUMPS $156,730. Gain in Dairy Cattle and Work Horses—Loss in Merchandise And Stock Cattle. A report from the county com missioners acting as a board of equalization has been summari zed and the total shows that Idaho county's total assessed valuation is less this year- by $156,730 than that of last year. Some few gains are shown, these being in dairy cattle and work horses, while the largo slump was in merchandise and stock cattle. The total assessed valuation of the county last year* was $12, 360,021, while the valuation this year' was $12,203,291. Stock cattle last year was $14,975, and this year $11,964. Other valuations were: Dairy stock, 1921, $1,292; 1922, $1,604. Draft horses, 1921, $3,367; 1922, $3,923. Common horses, 1921, $3,492; 1922, $2,769. Sheep, 1921, $29,508; 1922, $29,681. Hogs, 1921, $5,948; 1922, $6,818. Merchandise, 1921, $176,630; 1922, $148,937. Furniture and fixtures, 1921, $22,420; 1922, $17,421. INTEREST COST $1000 DAILY Interest paid on outstanding state securities during years 1921 1922 amounted to more than $1000 a day, according to reports compiled by Geo. W. Lewis, state budget officer. The total amount of interest paid by the state in the two years, or 730 days, was $736,304.41, his records show. ' More than one-fourth of this amount was for interest on high way I ronds totaled approximately wav bonds. The interest on high $218,000. Mr. Lewis classified the total interest payment groups as follows; Interest on state bonds, inter est on registered warrants and interest on treasury notes, State bonds include all bonds issued for highway construction; improvements of ell kinds to ; state property and more than $1,600,000 worth of capitol con into three ! stnrction bonds, Interest on registered war rants is paid bv the state when ever the general fund is depleted 1 and it becomes necessary to pay I which are cashed at a later date, Until cashed the state pays 6 j to 1 ' cen ^ interest on these war i rai ^ s - .... state claims with warrants The interest paid on treasury notes is interest : money to swell the general fund j treasury until additional usually taxes, are received These j treasury notes are also issued j against the highway fund as well [ as the general fund. . 1 ORANGEVILLE VOTES BOND I. Orangeville's $15,000 bond ; 188116 earned 6 to 1, Tuesday, The $!6,000 voted with about $6,000 more available will be 'used to macadamize 24 blocks and ^rade the main street. A portion of the money will also be used to enlarge a viaduct run :ning through main street which j on several occasions has been unable to carry off the water in the early spring. Tire total votes cast in favor 0 f the bond issue were 228; agajn^t 46. on borrowed Bids for the work will be open started as soon as the money is available from the sale of the bonds. -- DATES SET FOR COURT. The fall tenns of court in the ; tenth judicial district will be convened by Presiding Judge (Wallace N. Scales as follows: Sent-ember 17, at Nezperce for lewis county; October 8, at Orangeville, for Idaho county; , November 12, at Lewiston, for ! Nez Perce county, NEWS AROUND THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STATE A computation of the expenses for the 4 th of July program at Sandpoint show that more than $10,000 was spent in the promo tion of the program. The boxing card cost $4,000, while advertis ing and construction expenses for other feature» of the celebra tion cost $6,000. Elk in the Selway national foiest are reported to be suffer ing from mange and some are dying from the disease, believed by game experts mat lack of salt is causing the disease. R. E. Thomas, state game warden, hats ordered a ton of salt to be distributed in tire It la Selway forest. Fred Cox, 12-year~old son of Richaixl Cox of Coeur d'Alene, was severely injured when the wheel of a loaded truck passed over his left foot, crushing it. The boy was riding on the truck and became frightened when the radiator began to boil. In jump ing off, 'the wheel pased over his foot. Dr. E. A. Bryan recently re tired after six years as Idaho state commissioner of education, and formerly president of Wash ington State college for 23 years, has accepted an offer to return to Washington State college. Dr. Bryan will be research pro fessor of economics and econo mic history, beginning hr Sep tember. Mrs. Cynthia A. Neely, who has lived at Moscow 26 years, celebrated her - 100th birth an niversary Tuesday at the home of her son, J. M. Barnes. Neely, whose maiden name was Cynthia Zumwalt, was boni in Jefferson county, Missouri. She has been married five times and has buried all her husbands. Mrs. Mrs. Sarah Sweet, 87 years of age, and a resident of the town of Nezperce since it was first started 24 year's ago, died Sat urday evening of an illness of three days' duration. Mrs. Sweet has beerr in splendid health the last few year's, doing all her shopping and caring for her business. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Blanche Sweet, of Nezperce, and a son, Fred Sweet, of Coeur d'Alene. The Elk's lodge Saturday formally arranged the pregram the lodge will provide at Win chester on August 2 as the open ing feature of the two day cele bration of completion of the Winchester link of the North and South State highway. The lodge will provide a sport pro gram and a baseball game and a night event will be a dance. The Moose l>and of Lewiston will ac company the delegation. On the second day an address by United States Senator W. E. Borah will be a feature. Another chapter was added Saturday to the case of Mary J. Dahlquist versus the Grant Smith Construction company and the Lapwai highway dis trict when papers in a supple i . , , . . ,_ mental complaint were servedon the defendants by B. F Tweedy and Darnel Needham, Lewiston attorneys for Mrs. Dahlqimt. The new complaint aisks $26,000 in addition to the $100,000 sought in the original action, al leging conspiracy to defraud Mrs. Dahlquist out of 11 acres appropriated for highway right of way over her place near Culdesac. A representative of Henry Ford is in the Moscow country seeking relics in the farm ma chine line, which are to be shap ped to Dearborn, Mich., where Mr. Ford is establishing a mu iseum of antiquated machinery. The representative purchased an old horse-power from Leon Flandburg, a farmer in Whit man county. The implement was used more than 80 years ago in threshing grain and has been re placed long since by more mod |ern power. The repi-esentatave is also reported to have purchased one of the first steam threshing j engines ever used in the Palouse I country.