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The Latah County Fair is now in
full swing, and the predictions made
charge of the exhibit. In this display I
is to be seen a 16-pound pickle beet,
that it would be a success are being
realized. A visit to the grounds will
convince anyone that Latah county
cannot be beat as a section for grain
raising, fruit growing, and diversified
garden products.
When the fair opened Wednesday
morning it soon became evident that
there was not sufficient room to ac
commodate all of the exhibits which
would be brought in. An addition to
the exhibit building was at once or
dered to provide sufficient room. Ev
en then the space is not adequate to
the demands which have been made
for show space.
Kendrick and Deary Represented.
Kendrick and Deary are both after
the trophy cup to be given to the dis
trict outside of Moscow for the best
district display. J. F. Brown of Ken
drick, has collected a fine display
from the Potlatch country and is in
The first move of the annual hostil
ities between the sophomore and fresh
„ men classes of the state university
was made Sunday night by members
of the sophomore class. At rather a
late hour that night some of the mem
bers of that class began posting up
large yellow dodgers which they had
had secretly printed. They started in
to paste them up in conspicuous
places, but before long their move
ments were discovered by some fresh
men. The members of this class follow
ed in the path of the sophomores, and
destroyed or multilated most of the
bills put up. When morning came,
not many of the bills were in evi
The poster was headed "Royal
Edict," and read as follows;
f—"In pursuance of the long establish
ed custom and tradition that the
Sophomores should direct the future
'White Hopes' along the paths which
lead to success and glory, the Class
of 1914 issues this decree:
Ye false, fat-faced,
feeble, full-fledged flunkers! Fear!
For, forthcoming from your far-famed,
faultless forerunners, follow a few
feasible, fundamental formulae for
future forbearance. Freshmen are for
forbidden from fussing fancy
fickle feminines.
frilled, fair-faced,
Feel fearful forever!
"Remember! Rattle-brained, rash,
ridiculous and repellant, rough-neck
rogues, respect your royal, renowned,
refined, remarkable and rational rul
Ragged, remorseful, renegade
rooks and rustics, refrain from resort
ing to reckless, rebellious rampages.
The case against County Assessor E.
J. Gemmill was tried before Justice
of the Peace Cummings last Friday
This was the case in
and Saturday,
which Gemmill was charged with the
violation of the state laws relating to
Icounty printing, it being proven that
lie- sent out of the state, to Spokane,
printing which had been done the
previous at the Star-Mirror of
Pice and which could have been turned
out at any time by this shop.
\ Gemmill was represented by At
loi'neys H. R. Smith and G. G. Pickett
n the defense of the case. Prosecut
ing Attorney W. G. Suppiger was as
■sted by Attorney Wm. M. Morgan.
I'.dge Cummings rendered his decision
luesday, binding Gemmill over until
lie district court in November.
IA similar charge against Deputy
Issessor Clinton Wilson was dismiss
iThis case has created a great deal of
terest throughout the state, and it
ill practically put a stop to the
lactlce of county officials of sending
It of their respective counties or out
[the state for printing which can be
Ine at home.
'B. A. Ash of Wallula, is in Moscow,
» attend the county fair and to look
»er his business interests in Mos
quinces, peanuts, three of the largest
pumpkins to be found at the fair,
three long blood pickle beets weighing
21 pounds in the aggregate, grapes,
peppers, turnips, flax, sugar cane, and
sugar molasses made from the cane.
The exhibit contains many other gar
den products, fruits and grains, and
makes a very creditable showing from
the Potlatch district.
Deary is a hot contestant for first
honors for the trophy cup. H. P.
Henry is in charge of the Deary ex
hibit. It is as extensive and diversified
as the Kendrick exhibit, and shows
that the Deary section is one of the
best sections of the county for fruit
raising and farming of all kinds. The
Deary exhibit was not all in place
at the time of going to press, and it
was impossible to secure a sufficient
account of it.
Both Kendrick and Deary will get
a great deal of advertising out of the
fact that they have taken this interest
in getting up displays.
-{»dividual Displays.
C. G. Hayton, south of town, and
Henry Moore each have fine individual
displays. Mr. Hayton has 36 feet of
Reflect! Reasonless, razor-backed, re
sourceless, rancorous residue!
"Ever-present eye-sores! Effeminate,
embarassed, embryos! Earnestly en
deavor each evening to evade exhaus
tive encounters with your estimable,
experienced, enlightened, energetic and
enviable exemplars. Exercise your
elementary education. Explore the
enlightening expanse of experience.
Let these exhortations be expedient.
"See! Sneaking, scornful, stuttering,
senseless sapheads! Scarlet socks
shall not be sanctioned by your sober,
sedate, stalwart and sagacious su
periors. Such superfluities should
stay in secret, shielded sanctuaries of
seclusion. Subdue your sporty senti
ments with silent socks.
"Hearken! Humble, hapless, home
sick, half-human heathen. Hereafter
haughty, hard-boiled hats shall not
habit your hollow heads. Hesitate to
hinder with harsh head-gear the har
monious happenings of this hereto
fore happy haven of heroes.
"Mutts! Miserable, mirthless, meas
ly, mournful, moping molly-coddles!
Meddle not in the merrymaking of
your mighty, muscular masters—you
might meet miserable misfortune.
Mind! Mow mustaches monthly. Moral
—'Keep a stiff upper lip.'
"Above all, abstain absolutely from
aimless amusement. Attend assembly
assidously. Avoid arrears in ac
counts. Acknowledge allegiance to
the army, avoiding absense. Always
ask advice apologetically. Appear at
all athletic activities.
"Noisy, narrow-minded, nervous,
non-aged, know-nothing nincompoops
of ninteen fifteen. Neglect nicotine,
Never ornate with noisy, noxious
neckwea r." ^
A quiet wedding occurred Sunday,
Sept. 24th, at the Methodist parsonage,
in which Miss Clare Hildreth of Altom
out, Kan., bacame the bride of A. H.
Johnson of this city. Rev. Robert
Warner, pastor of the First M. E.
chuch, solemnized the marriage at 4
o'clock in the afternoon. Miss Hildreth
since leaving her Kansas home has
spent some time in Tucson, Arizona,
Mr. Johnson has lived here for several
years. He is bookkeeper for^ the Mos
cow flour mills and in his business
and social relations has made many
friends who now join in wishing them
well in their new departure.
They will make their home at 703 S.
Adams street where they will be at
home to their friends after Oct. 10.
A bridal company from Troy made
a visit to the parsonage of the First
Methodist Episcopal church on Wed
nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and
there in the presence of about a dozen
guests and intimate friends of the
contracting parties, Miss Dora G. May
of Kendrick, and Howard C. Whitesel
of Troy, were united in mariage by
the pastor, Robert Warner. The bride
is the daughter of Frank May and the
groom is a son of Ervin A. Whitesel,
two well known residents of Latah
zounty. The young couple will make
their future home on the farm near
Rummage Sale.
The Presbyterian Ladles' Aid society
and the Library Board will hold a
rummage sale on October 10-14 at
the Coffee club. Parties having any
thing for this sale will call Phone 15L
or 2G7R and it will be called for.
space, and in order to properly dis
play his exhibit should have at least
20 feet more. In his exhibit are to be
seen 6 varieties of canteloupes, 5 of
cucumbers, 16 varieties of tomatoes,
carrots, egg plants, ground cherries,
citron, parsley, 15 varieties of squash
and pumpkins, 3 kinds of gourds, 6
kinds of corn, 3 of potatoes, 5 varieties
of apples, broom corn, pears, prunes,
buckwheat, sugar- beets, and other
products. He has also on exhibit a
Jonathan apple from last season which
took first prize at last year's county
fair. This is proof of the fact that
Moscow raises the best keeping ap
ples in the world. Altogether, Mr.
Hayton has a most splendid individual
exhibit, and credit is due him for his
efforts in making the fair the suc
cess which it is.
Henry Moore, west of town, has a
50-foot space filled with products
giowu on his ranch. He had all kinds
of fruits, grains and garden prod
ucts that can be grown in the coun
try on exhibit. It is as diversified as
the exhibit of Mr. Hayton. In the ex
hibit is to be seen some tobacco plants
and garden huckleberries. This ex
hibit will probably be sent to the Spo
A race program has been arranged
for three days of the county fair,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The
committee who have charge of the
racing are: Prank Clark, N. William
son and D. W. Barclay. The program
outlined by the committee, together
with the prizes offered for the var
ious events follow:
Thursday, September 28.
Relay Race—Purse $50. Each entry
with four horses each, running Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday, each horse
to run once around course and change
saddle in front of grandstand. Time
will be kept each day and the man
with the fastest time for the three days
gets the first money. First, $35.00;
second, $15.00.
Pony Race—14 Hands and under.
First, $5.00; second, $3.00; third, $2.00.
Ladies' Race—Horses or Ponies.
First, $5.00; second, $3.00; third, $2.00.
All races, except relay, one-fourth
Friday, September 29.
Second day of relay.
Pony Race—14 Hands and under.
First, $5.00; second. $3.00; third, $2.00.
Free for All—First, $15.00; second,
$7.50; third, $2.50.
All races, except relay, one-fourth
Saturday, September 30.
Last day of relay race.
Slow Race—No owner allowed to
ride own horse. First, $5.00; second,
$3.00; third, $2.00.
Free for All—Saddle Horses. First,
$10.00; second. $5.00; third, $2.50.
Winners of other Free for All barred.
Must be three starters in all races.
N. Williamson will run his mare
against anything of her size for a side
bet of $20.00.
The committee also announces that
they have some more money to spend
for foot races and other amusements.
The committee will be glad to answer
any questions asked as to any other
information desired.
Goodwin-Olson Wedding.
Miss Vavina Goodwin and Andrew
Olson were married Sunday morning
at the Norwegian Lutheran parsonage,
The bride Is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. T. T. Goodwin, residing north
east of town. The groom is the man
ager of the Hub store at Pullman.
Mr. and Mrs. Olson left Moscow Sun
day afternoon for Spokane, where théy
will spend their honeymoon. They
will be at home in Pullman in a couple
That there is money in farming in
the Moscow country and money to be
made also from real estate invest
ments can be proven from the ex
perience of a young man who came
here a little over two years ago and
invested in a farm. The man referred
to is Hugh Davidson who two years
ago purchased 3 20 acres of the Tucker
farm from the Tucker estate. He paid
$50 per acre for the land at that time.
Friends in the east thought him some
what crazy to pay such a sum for
Idaho land, but they were hot familiar
with conditions. Since then he has
proven to those eastern friends that
he knew what he was doing in ma
king the investment.
Wednesday, Mr. Davidson delivered
kane fair and entered for the individual
honors at that fair.
Experiment Station Farm Exhibit.
The University of Idaho Experiment
Station farm has a variety exhibit of
pears, plums, and apples. In it are
ab^ut 30 varieties of apples, 4 of pears,
and 8 of plums. Students of the agri
cultural college give apple packing
demonstrations each afternoon in con
nection with this exhibit.
Apples from Knapp Farm. .
A fine exhibit of box apples has
been brought in form the farm of Geo.
L. Knapp. Fourteen different varieties
are to be seen in the exhibit of Mr.
Business Firms Have Booths.
Several busines firms have booths
in the building erected for this pur
pose. More would have had exhibits
there if there had been room. Among
those who have space are the Moscow
Business college, the Greater Boston,
the Corner Drug Store, Carey's Music
Store, Sherfey's Book Store, the Em
pire Hardware company, and the Men's
Shop. These 'are all neatly gotten up.
W. A. Lauder also has a booth ar
Lewiston, Sept. 28.—Ben F. Tweedy,
whose stormy reign during the dry
days in Lewiston will long be remem
bered by residents, today announced
his candidacy for governor of Idaho
in a letter to Charles E. Montieth.
Tweedy attacks the policy of making
political pledges and alliances and
states that he will stand for the peo
ple who earn their bread by the sweat
of their brows. He decries combina
tions for party gain.
It is believed that Tweedy is being
brought out by opponents of Paul
Clagstone of Bonner county, in the
northern part of the state. Clagstone
in the last campaign stood for a pro
hibition state. Tweedy was elected
mayor of Lewiston on a dry platform.
Reception for New Pastor.
On Tuesday evening the members
of the church and congregation of
the First Methodist Episcopal church,
gave their new pastor, Rev. Robert
Warner and family a reception. The
gathering was planned as an informal
occasion, and was characterized by
that spirit of hearty cordiality which
always makes a stranger not only feel
he is welcome, but that he is actually
at home with his friends.
The Ladies' Aid society served re
freshments and the evening was pleas
antly spent in social converse by
which pastor and people became bet
ter acquainted.
Miss Hail to Wed.
Announcements are out for the mar
riage of Miss Josie Edna Hall, eldest
daughter of County Commissioner and
Mrs. J. E. Hall, to Edward B. Stroh
behn. The wedding will take place on
October 4, at the Hall residence in
from the university in June, 3 909.
Mr. Strohbehn graduated
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Colver are re
joicing over the recent arival of a
The ladies' of the Catholic church
will give a dance tomorrow night,
Friday, September 29, at Eggan's hall.
All are cordially invited. There will
be excellent music in attendance.
The ladies of the M. E. church will
hold their annual rummage sale in
the old bakery on 1st street, one door
east of the White building, beginning
October 2 and lasting one week.
a deed to Joe Warl for the same 120
He received in cash for the
same land the sum of $75 per acre,
thus clearing $3,000 in the increase of
the land. In the two years which he
farmed the land, Mr. Davidson made
$1,000 clear.
Nor did Mr. Davidson sell his land to
one not familiar with land values
around Moscow. The purchaser has
lived in Latah county for 17 years, and
only one year ago sold a ranch of
hiçi own. After looking around the
country, he finally came to the con
clusion that Moscow farming lands
ale the best, and has re-invested. He
considers that he got the property at
a bargain at $7^ per acre.
ranged with the products of his cement
Butterlield-Elder Display.
The Butterfield-Elder Implement
company have shown their enterpris
ing spirit by having a large tent of
their own on the gorunds. In the
tent they have on exhibit various kinds
of farm implements and machinery,
and they have spent much time and
trouble in preparing the exhibit.
This firm not only gave their finan
cial assistance to the fair, but they
have shown the right spirit by arrang
ing the exhibit as they have.
Chamber of Commerce Exhibit.
The Moscow Chamber of Commerce
has taken a great portion of their
permanent exhibits from their head
quarters and fixed up a booth at the
fair grounds. Secretary P. L. Or
cutt has been doing some hard work
in getting this in shape. All of the
banners, diplomas and medals won at
other fairs by Latah county are on
exhibit in this booth. A splendid pic
ture of the Potlatch Lumber compa
ny's mill at Potlatch and other scenes
W. J. McConnell, federal immigrant
inspector for the states of Idaho,
Washington, Oregon, and Montana, has
addressed a letter to every county
sheriff in Idaho to find out through
this means whether or not there are
any aliens employed in their respective
counties in violation of the alien con
tract labor laws. The letter in full
Moscow, Ida., Sept. 26. 1911.
Dear Sir: I write to ask if yon will
kindly inform me as to the kind of
labor employed on railroad construc
tion work in your county,
any men are employed who
speak our language, and whether you
know if they have an agent in any,
of the eastern stales, who may have
sent them here, and to whom they re
mit their earnings.
I desire this information with the
view of making a thorough investiga
tion of the subject, to ascertain if
possible, whether there may be among
them any who are here in violation
of the alien contract labor laws.
The department of commerce and
labor is using every possible effort to
suppress the importation of contract
labor and in that effort we ask the
co-operation of all good citizens, es
pecially, officers like yourself.
The country is being flooded with
aliens who come here to take places
on nearly all of our public works.
greatly to the disadvantage of our own
laboring people. Since they establish
a standard of wages such as precludes
the competition of self-respecting Am
ericans; thus the money paid for labor
on many of our large enterprises is,
at once, sent to some foreign country.
it is urged in extenuation of such
employment, that sufficient labor can
not be secured in this country—which
is not true.
W he ter
Greeks, Italians and Austrians do
not, as a general rule, come here of
New Features at the Crystal.
A new and pleasing feature was add
ed last Saturday night to the per
formance of the Crystal Theatre in
the way of illustrated songs. The
management has secured Allan Mc
Dougall, a freshman at the university,
to sing at every performance. Mr. Mc
Dougall has a good voice, and won
quite a reputation by his singing in
one of the Boise picture shows prev
ious to coming to Moscow.
The song feature of the moving pic
ture business is always maintained in
every town where moving pictures are
shown, and is one of the lirawing cards
of nearly every show hoi se. The Mos
cow public seems to ha\| been slighted
somewhat in the past I ong this line,
but they can now f eef that they are
being given the same/kind of a per
formance as is to bel found in other
towns of this size aili even smaller.
Neptune Hose comutiny No. 2, of the
voluntary fire department Tuesday
night established a new record here
for quick time, when 13 members of
this company responded to an alarm
of fire and threw w^ler in six minutes
from the first tap ofjthe bell. The fire
was caused from
Miller flouring mill's, and was extin
guished with smallfdamage.
The band turned out this afternoon i
to enliven things' for the county fair.
hot box in the
J. H. Frandson) 1 recently resigned
from the dairy department of the Uni
versity of Idaho, lieft Wednesday for
Lincoln, Neb., whjire he has accepted
a position in th( state agricultural
connected with the mill is to be seen
there, tl is an oil painting. Pictures.
of the crops of Latah county are! als1>
in evidence. Samples of LatahA'oun
ty .woods are also exhibited by life Pot
latch Lumber company. The exhibit
includes samples of white fir, red fir,
Idaho white pine, cedar, western pine
and larch.
The live stock division is still bring
ing in entries, and the indications are
that before the fair is over some fine
stock will be seen. This division is
in charge of W. L. Carlyle, D. W. Bar
clay, and M. L. Taylor.
The poultry division is in charge
of E. K. Headley, .1. F. Nicholson, G.
P. Mix, and Pren Moore.
The exhibits in the fine arts and
household division
This division is
aie very fine his
in charge of
Mrs. J. W. Lieuallen, Mrs. Jennie
K. Hauer, and Mrs. C. H. Shattuc
The domestic economy and domes
art departments of the university h;j
exhibits. 1
Horse Racing. 1
Beginning with this afternoon iÆ
will be horse racing every afte'^H
during the fair.
their own volition, and scatter
tiie country seeking employment. They
are brought, or sent here, in the in
terest of contractors and employment
agents who, if they desired, could se
cure the same number of American
laborers by exercising even less effort
in ouf own country. But the Ameri
can laborer is not a "human chattel;"
such as are the aliens employed. They
will not surrender a share of their
earnings to employment agents who,
under the present system, are so con
tinually in evidence.
by the labor of their hands,
people, and those who conic here to
make homes.
But the department is powerless to
accomplish the liest results without
the aid of such officers as yourself,
gether with our citizens generallv
Therefore 1 impose this lung letter
u])on you, and ask for vour co-opera
t ion, which can be rendered by giving
rae suc h information as -on maj pos
sess , of acquire, relating to this sub
j ect
Each succeeding year thousands of
mr country,
years of man
| y°uug men throughout
having arrived at the
' hood, must leave the paternal home
liter the fields of labor to lay the
foundation of their future lives,
can no longer "Go West."
lias been subdued
The wept
is but little public lands remaining to
be located under the land laws
there will b<
Hence the vonng
men. to whom I refer, who go forth,
from year to year, to do for themselves,
must, most of them, make their start
So, with these conditions in view,
the department of commerce add la
bor if doing its best under the law. to
preserve Hie field of labor for
iiir own
Sincerely yours,
w. j. McConnell,
Immigrant Inspector. Section 24.
The executive committee which has
general charge of the arrangements
for the entertainment of President
Win. H. Taft during that distinguished
person's visit to Moscow on October 7
met Tuesday morning at the Chamber
of Commerce rooms,
executive committee at the meeting.
Taft's visit to Moscow will be thor
oughly advertised through the press of
the neighboring cities, and invitations
will be sent out to all city and county
offices within a large radius. It is ex
pected that the crowd which will gath
er here on that day will exceed that
which greeted Roosevelt in Moscow
last spring.
Various sub
were appointed by the
On Monday evening at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Price who reside on W. 6th street, Rev.
Robert Warner, pastor of the First
Methodist Episcopal church of this
city, solemnized the marriage which
united the destinies of two young peo
ple. Miss Jessie L. Price, one of the
well known young ladies of this city,
was married to Mr. William H. Stokes
of Kellogg, Ida.
will make their future home in this
somewhat famous mining city of the
Coeur d'Alene mountains.
The young couple

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