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Weather—Idaho—Tonight and Tues
day, rain. Mrs. Charles Burke has received word that her son, Charles T. Men denhall has arrived safely overseas. Miss Mayme Crumpacker, a student of the university, went to her home in Nez Perce for a visit. Miss Inez Graham and her mother left Saturday for Spokane. Mrs. Howard Frazee and daughter, Maxine and Kathleen, arrived Sun day from Spokane to visit Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Frazee. Mrs. Frazee is just recovering from quite a se vere attack of influenza. Mrs. M. C. True of Colfax is in Moscow today, visiting her brother, Henry McGregor. Bay Clarke of Potlatch was an ar rival in Moscow this morning. Miss Ada Bower, teacher of the Naylor school, went to her home at Deary this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weber of Gen esee are in town to visit their son of the S. A. T. C. Mrs. Wm. Rivers has just had word that her husband, who is in the U. S. shipping board service, will arrive in Moscow tomorrow. Mr. Rivers has been to Honolulu. Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Brackert of Colfax are in town today. Sins. Clinton Smith, who has been isfting her son, Charles Smith of the S. A. T. C., left for her home at Jerome, Idaho. Mrs. H. A. Scheyer went to Bremer ton Saturday, where she expects to re main with her husband a month or two. Mrs. J. E. Smith of West Sixth street went to Spokane Saturday, called by the illness of her son. Miss Harriet Hughes, typist of the employment bureau, spent Sunday at her home in Palouse. E. MacMartin returned from Spokane to spend Sunday with his family. F. L. White returned Saturday even ing from a business trip to Spokane. Mrs. L. A. Ruehle of Greer, Idaho, is in Moscow visiting her husband of the S. A. T. C. Mr. and Mrs. Clem Hunt went to Spo kane today on a short business trip. Mrs. Worth Rogers, who lives east of Moscow, is sick with influenza. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Wishard of Gar field motored to Moscow today. Ihey were accompanied home by Mrs. Wish ard's daughter, Miss Mary Knowles, who teaches at the Evergreen school. Mrs. Andrew Hagan went to Spokane Sunday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Urton, who are just recover ing from the influenza. Ralph L. Hall, who is traveling for Geo. Moody company, went to Reardon, Washington, Sunday. Miss Helen Savage returned to Mos Sunday from Pullman. i » cow Mrs.- C. M. Bartholf of Lewiston has been visiting her daughter, Miss Hazel Bartholf, who teaches in Moscow. Mrs. James Bowman of Grangevillc, a niece of Mrs. Arnold Lyons, arrived in Moscow Sunday to visit her husband of the S. A. T. C. Miss Susan Johns returned from Pull man to spend Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Johns. Rev. and Mrs. C. H. MacCaughey Garfield where Rev. Mac went to Caughey held services Sunday. Mrs. L. R. Scott and children visited Sunday with Mrs. Scott's mother, Mrs. N. of Pullman. J. W. Schumacher and family spent Sunday in the Joel neighborhood visit ing at the home of their sister, Mrs. Glen Morton. Radeke contributed two Mrs. Gus chickens to the soldiers' mess fund on Saturday. Mrs. Sarah Savage arrived yesterday from Pendleton, Oregon, to make an ex tended visit with her son, Charles Free man, and family. Mrs. D. J. HanYnlond of Troy has just returned from a three weeks' visit with her daughter, Mrs. Drury, of Spokane. John Hall, deputy sheriff, came in on the Inland this morning. Mrs. F. H. Gossett donated two quarts of fruit and a pound of butter to the soldiers' •«ess fund today. Hotel Moscow Arrivals. Saturday, November 16, 1918. L. M. Thornton, Spokane; J. L. Mont gomery, Minneapolis; K. R. Brinkley, Seattle; Robert Lines,/Minneapolis ; J. J. Staley, Pullman; A. S. Jacobs, Spokane; V. J. Franco, Helena; W. C. Cooper, Lewiston; May Buhle. Greer, Idaho; P. B. Sender, Portland; Rarlyn Berry, Col fax; Margueret Blackman, Colfax; Mrs. L. V. Smith, Priest River, Idaho; J. A. Harsh, Dêary; P. E. Almquist, Moscow; John Weber. Genesee; H. Braf, Coeur d'Alene; B. M. Emmett, Kendrick; Agnes Gray, Walla Walla; Jas. McGill vory, Spokane; J. H. Hill, Spokane; H. W. Young, Poncroy ; J. O. Smith, Pone roy; D. E. Nichols. Moscow. StmdaV .November 17, 1918. Mrs. A. T. McDonald, Wallace ; Marie A. Corwin, Spokane; R. E. Collins, Jr., San Francisco: Geo. Svvesay and wife, Seattle; John Weber, Genesee; Loda Johnston, Nez Peree; H. Vaughan, St. Paul. --- sa - PROHIBITION BILL TO GO TO PRESIDENT WILSON WASHINGTON. — Final legislative action was taken today by the senate on the national war-time prohibition bill, effecitve July 1. continuing during de mobilization. The measure will go Thursday to President Wilson for ap proval, it is confidently expected by prohibition advocates. Congress to End Thursday. WASHINGTON.—Plans to adjourn the present session of congress sine die Thursday were made today by the demo cratic leaders of the senate and house after the senate finance committee had reported that it will be impossible to submit the war revenue bill before the new regular session of congress which opens on December 2, CHARLES FIGKE IN FLYING CORPS GRADUATE OF AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE WRITES INTEREST INGLY OF HIS WORK Dean E. J. Idclings, of the University of Idaho Agriculture college, is in re ceipt of the following very interesting letter from Charles Ficke, a graduate of the college class of 1916. Since leav ing the university Mr. Ficke taught one year in the Lapwai high school and taught a judging team that now has three members in the University Agri cultural college. He is in the flying corps near Sacramento, California, and his letter which is full of interest, is here given : ■'Sacramento, Cal., Nov. 10, 1918. "Dear Dean : Many are the times I've thought of good old Idaho, and especially of the 'Ag.' department. I felt the old spirit rise up especially strong upon reg istration day at the U. of C. ; also often visited the 'Ag.' department there to keep in touch, if possible, with the agri cultural progress of the times. "Since leaving Colfax time has flown as if on wings. Much hard work, keen interest and beautiful weather make it seem as if summer was just coming, graduated from the ground school at Berkeley in due time—Sept. 28—-received a 10-day furlough and upon reporting for duty was thrown in quarantine, re maining there until Oct. 26, and at last am flying. One yeas of waiting and working increases one's appreciation for the wonderful training. Am enjoying it to the utmost. T "Mother Field, located 12 miles from Sacramento, is one of the newest, and I believe best, fields in the United States. They have 160 Curtiss training planes and a corps of excellent instructors. The system and organization is remarkable. Instruction is classified in stages as fol lows : First dual stage, first solo, dual, second solo, formation and night flying, acrobatics, aerial gunnery and so In first dual one becomes ac quainted with the ; handling of the ^con trols and learns how to 'take off." fly about a certain course and 'land' again at the taking-off place. First solo affords practice in flying this course alone. The remaining stages are step by step ad vancements. To complete the course re about 75 to 100 hours in the air. on. quires 1 now have 10 and many to go. I hough this is outstandingly the longest" and hardest road to a commission, it is by far the best when one once gets there. "Wish you could stand on the edge of the field any morning at 6:30 a. m. and plane after plane take to the air. They are as thick as bees and furnish a wonderfully impressive sight against the eastern sky just as day is breaking. Early hours aro> the best flying hours ; hence, all novices fly in the morning. see ij ,tqi express deep grati kinnlv thoughtfulness in She appreciated that ''Dean, I wish tude for your calling on mother, very, very much ; and I do even more. Time decrees that I must return to camp. Hoping this finds you in excellent health and spirits, I am, as e.ver, "CHAS. FICKE." Hickman and Will "P. S.—Please give Canan mv. highest regards also. Met Lon Denning several weeks ago. I recently learned that at least three of mv Lapwai boys are at the U. of I. Hope they registered 'Ag.' My bdst regards." vo« ? again. * ANOTHER FINE REPORT ON SQUIRREL POISONING "I am happy to report a per cent result in poisoning spuirrels this year," writes P. H. Miller of Council, Secretary-Treasurer of the Cuddy Mountain Cattle and Horse Growers' Association. This letter comes to Mr. W. E. Crouch of the Bureau of Bi ological Survey, who has been coop erating with the Extension Division through the various Farm Bureaus in the Idaho rodent extermination cam paign of 1918. "The thorough team work accomp lished while you were here on May last," continues Mr. Miller, "practi cally cleaned them up, but we kept putting out poisoned grain according to your formula with 100 per cent results. 1 lost not one spear of grain or anything else this season, while other years my loss was as heavy as 25 per cent and closely approximated this several years. It was like a mort It is hard to esti gage on our farms, mate the good accomplished by your initiating the special poison methtods last spring. More than 300 ounces of poison were used in the locality of Council, and it is a safe estimate that each ounce of poison saved 25 bushels of grain; in my case, twice that much." "I trust your Bureau will be suc cessful in securing the much needed legislation, both national and in the state, so that more ground can be covered in detail. I should also like it very much if this section could get aid in controlling grasshoppers next year." FORTY STUDENTS RECOM MENDED FOR ARTILLERY S. A. T. C. Men Go to Camp Taylor. A call was received by Captain Luther Felker, commandant of the University of Idaho S. A. T. C., ask ing that he recommend 40 candidates for the field artillery Officer Training Camp, at Camp Zachariah Taylor Kentucky, to arrive there on Novem ber 14. Later he heceived . notifica tion that the time for entrainment was to be extended, pending the in fluenza situation. No date has yet been set. IN FIERCE RATTLE PALMER BAKÈN, OF MOSCOW. SENDS REPORT OF HIS FOR MER CAPTAIN'S FIGHT John T. Baken, of Moscow, is in receipt of a letter from his son, Palm er, who is in Camp Lewis, where he went with the first five per cent from Colfax, Wash., 16 months ago. He is in the headquarters at Camp Lewis and has missed several chances to go across the ocean, much to his disap pointment. He sent his father a clipping from a Tacoma newspaper, telling of a four days' fight that his former captain had gone through in France. Captain Williams, mentioned in the following story, was Palmer's captain at Camp Lewis and had the young man had his wish he would have gone through the fighting of which Captain Williams tells. The story from the Tacoma paper follows: Telling how men of the 91st division "went through hell and then kept on going" in the great drive in which they participated late in September and early in October, a letter from Capt. C. L. Williams of Co. F, 361st infantry, was received this week by Tacoma friends. He wrote from a hospital in which he lay suffering from wounds and gave the names of a number of his fellow fighters who had either fallen in battle or been wounded. "I am lying here in a hospital writ ing this," he said in his letter. "We went through four days of battle be fore I had to come to the rear. My company followed me through hell (as they said they would), and then they kept on going. I have seen men shot at my side, the rifle I held splintered in my hands, and I was wounded on the evening of the fourth day after we had charged through the worst barrage of enemy shell fire that I ever expect to see, when it seemed that no man could come through living. After Major Farwell and Major Miller had been killed and Captain Worsham and St. Leon Mar tin fell at' their guns I went down, after many more that you know had been wounded: Lieut. Page, Lieut. Wright, Capt. Goodspar and Lieut. Bloomquist and Lieut. Woods." Capt. Williams, familiarly known as "Red," was well known in Tacoma and was one of the most popular of ficers of the 91st. His letter did not state how serious his wounds are, but an inkling of his condition was con veyed in a line of his letter in which he said he was "praying that he would get well." RAY M'KAIG CLAIMS } NONPART1ZAN LEADER THINKS POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS HURT HIM BADLY BOISE.—Frank R. Gooding was made defendant in two libel suits filed Friday by Ray McKaig, in the sum of $50.000 each, with the Capital News Publishing company and Guy Flenner cited as co defendants in one suit, and The States man Printing company in the other. Both suits are brought for damages alleged to have been sustained by the plaintiff, Ray McKaig, when Frank R. papers cited as co-defendants a political advertisement charging him with being intimate with one Kate O'Hare during a trial for sedition and disloyalty. Claims Reputation is Hurt. In the complaint filed. McKaig claims his reputation and character have been damaged to the extent of the amount asked, throughout the farming and labor communities of Idaho, where he was well known. He has been recognized in Idaho, par ticularly during the political campaign uat passed, as an organizer for the non partisan league. It was during the po litical fight between Gooding and the nonparfizan league that the advertise ment cited as being libelous was pub lished in the two Boise papers named as defendants with Gooding in the two suits. Starts Action Before Election. Just prior to the election McKaig filed a suit against Gooding for libel in the sum of $50.000. on account of the same advertisement, published on October 29. Recently Gooding filed a demand for a change of venue to this complaint that was filed in the district court of the third judicial district of Idaho, at Boise. This suit, it was understood Friday, would be withdrawn, however, after the filing of the two separate complaints Friday. Latah County Records. Nov. 16.— W. D.—John W. Shreve to Alfred D. Murray, $2000; NE1-4 28-41-5 W. R. M.—Alfred C. Murray to J. W. Shreve, $1740; above. Rel.—Marginal— R. R. Reeder to J. W. Hoptonstall, C-m 7-16-18. Writ.—The Farmers' Bank, Ken drick, vs. C. L. Guy, $354; NE1-4 26 38- 3 W, exrept 36 3-4 A. C. M.—Donald Ross to William A. Gamble, $100; crop on 10 A. Sec. 5 39- 5 W.; 1 team' horses. W. D.—Dorothy P. Horne to Mamie Hampton, $1340; und. 1-2 int. in tract beg. Lot 11-6 Juliaetta; also Lots 7 8 9 10 11 12-6 Juliaetta. R. M.—Mamie Hampton to Dorothy P. Horne, $1300; above. Certificate of sale and foreclosure— J. J. Campbell to Mary Prunty; Mary Prunty vs. James Dutton, et al, $72,80 Lot 4-22 Genesee. M. L.—Erick Anderson, Deary, to Cassie Baker, Deary. • . . JOHN W. DAVIS NAMED AMBASSADOR TO ENGLÀND John W. Davis was formally nominated today by Presi dent Wilson to be American Amb.-'ssador to Great Britain. Alexander C, King of Atlanta, Georgia, was nominated to suc ceed Davis, as solicitor general. WASHINGTON. Miss Genevieve Davis Dead. Word has conic to Moscow that Miss Genevieve Davis died at Pocatello, Nov. 14 with influenza. Miss Davis was former student of the university and sister of J. D. Davis and Ellsworth Davis, who are well known in Moscow. Mrs. J. D. Davis is now in Moscow visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bratton. She was teaching school at Pocatello. is. Women Work at Bremerton, Frank Burch returned Saturday from Bremerton. Mr. Burch says Bremerton is a busy place. In the Puget Sound shipyards, where he was employed, there were 6300 persons on the payroll and 1000 of these were women. The women d.ove trucks, drove cranes, were ma chinists' helpers, besides being employed in office work. The influenza at Bremerton has been quite serious, ihe fatalities being largely among the sailors. FT Lost a Silk Flag. Mrs. Albert Vennigerholz put out a silk flag Friday and the wind blew it down. Some one, evidently picked it up. Mrs. Vennigerholz will be pleased to have it returned. Two old darkies were arguing about the greatness of President Wilson, when one said to the other: "How do you know so much about what President Wilson can do?" "How do I know?" said the other, "ain't he done set time back one hour, and didn't he took all the railroads away from the white men and give 'em to his son-inlaw?" m CRICKET CAMPAIGN HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL County Agent Murray Tells of Madi son County Work. "I began my work," writes County Agent Murray, "early in the spring, while the crickets were from 1-4 to 1-2 inch in length. In the fore part of the campaign I used the poisoned bran mash as outlined for use with grasshoppers. This did not bring the results desired, so I planned a formula that would make the bait more palat able. While studying the question, I noticed that the crickets were real fond of wild onion and dandelion. I at once decided that the garden onion would give the bait the desired odor. "I mixed twenty-two pounds of bran, using one pound of white ar senic and three quarts of sugar fac tory syrup and six finely ground lem ons with enough water to make a wet mash. At the same time I mixed twenty-two pounds of bran with three quarts of sugar factory syrup, ten finely ground onions, and one pound of arsenic. "Both of these baits were put out the same day and at the same time. In checking up the results two days later I found much more satisfactory results with the bait where the onion had been used. During the remainder of the campaign I used ten to twelve onions in place of 1-2 dozen lemons and obtained good results. Mr. Han sen and I counted several squares, 18 inches on a side, and found an av erage of 35 to 40 dead crickets on each They were this thick . over I obtained square, areas of 1-4 to 1-2 acre. the best results where the bran was scattered on cool cloudy days and MH P mm 2 • • * XL. Rctjuires No Su£ar Whenever you eai anything Thai "naturally*sweet, thereby savinè the use of suaar uou are helping just that much. Most prepared cereals require some additional sweetenin' G rape-Nuts requires iz one it contains a considerable a mount of its own, — not "put there in its making but developed, by the famous u rape "Nuts method of baking, from the grains of* which tins food is made . You should get acquainted with • GRAPE-NUTS • IS * ■s 1 The days following light showers, crickets do not travel on such days, and are therefore on the bran a longer time. Ou such days the bran does not dry so quickly. "I obtained satisfactory results .with the factory syrup. "Mr. Alfred Ricks, chairman of the county commissioners, spent part of a day going over some of the ground where poison had been distributed. and these are his words: 'Why you have killed wagon loads of crickets.' We counted 78 dead crickets under small sage brush." one 1 " ' UNIVERSITY HORTICULTURAL EXHIBIT TO BE FEATURE AT SPOKANE CONFERENCE • At the Fruit Growers' Conference, to be held in Spokane, Wash., Dec. 10th to 13th, inclusive, the Horticultural De partment of the University of Idaho will have on exhibition a display of hybrid seedling apples. These seedlings are of known parentage, and are the first fruit ing, representing 300 crosses made from the leading commercial varieties grown here in the Northwest. This display should be of unusual interest to the fruit growers, since no similar exhibit has before been staged in the North west. The apple breeding work in progress at the University of Idaho represents the largest breeding project of any Ex periment Station in the United States. To date these are 10,915 hybrid seed lings growing on the University Farm. TRACTOR SHORT COURSE IS IN DEMAND In a recent issue of the News Let ter a preliminary announcement was r m The Strength of Years If it means anything to you, as a prospective de positor, that the First National Bank has been identi fied with Moscow progress for one-third of a cen tury— That it has kept pace with the growth of this community during thirty-six eventful years, and conscientiously lived up to its policies of safety and conservatism during that period— Then this will be an important consideration in choosing the banking connection that is to serve your interests during the years to come. ü The First National Bank OF MOSCOW ••• : ? £3 / F Established in the year 1882 J. S. Hsckathorn, Cashier W. L. Payne, President I made of a plan for a two week«' tractor short course at the University, to be held late in January and early February. Numerous requests for information are coming to Professor John C. Wooley, of the Department of Agri cultural Engineering, a recent letter from an interested In answering party in Boise, Professor. Wooley briefly outlined the plans for the tractor course as follows: "In this course we expect to tear down a number of tractors complete ly, install new parts, and put them back in running condition. Also, we expect to have a number of new tractors on hand to use for operation. This, I think, will make as practical a course as is possible. So far as we can, we will give a man the choice of machine to work on, so that he can get information that will be directly useful to him." Every fruit grower in Idaho interested in the future of the industry should at tend the Fruit Gorwers' Conference, to be held in Spokane, Wash., December 10-13, inclusive. At this Conference the U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture will make public the proposed federal grades for box apples. Mr. S. S. Boddinghouse of the Depart ment has sent out a carefully prepared questionnaire to over 4000 fruit growers and shipping organizations of the North west, for their ideas on proper grades for box apples. This information will he tabulated for the Spokane meeting, and at that time the whole subject will be presented and finally settled. As this subject is of such vital im portance, it behooves every one inter ested in the fruit business to make a special effort to attend this conference.