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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.
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
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.
--- sa -
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,
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.
"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.
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.
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,
Hickman and
"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« ?
"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
"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."
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.
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
"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."
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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?"
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
areas of 1-4 to 1-2 acre.
the best results where the bran was
scattered on cool cloudy days and
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• •
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
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."
1 " '
• 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
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.
In a recent issue of the News Let
ter a preliminary announcement was
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
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.
The First National Bank
? £3
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
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.

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