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By Jean Webster
A New York Cast and Production
Seats Ready Saturday
Phone 343 •
- $1.00 -
Plus War Tax
JULIAETTA, Jan. 2.—Again Juli
aetta has gone over the top—as usual.
Juliaetta's quota for the sale of war
saving stamps was $10,000.
master Charles G. Talbott reports
that his sales reached the sum total
of $11,700 maturity value. Juliaetta
is only a fourth class post office, but
when the citizens of the village are
weighed upon the- balances of patri
otism, they rise up to the first class,
or 100 per cent, then throw in $1700
for good measure. Hats off to the
little village in Big Potlatch canyon.
Last evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. George McClintic in Juli
aetta a double "shower party" was
given in honor of two couples who
were married during the holiday peri
od—Olive Morgan, who became the
wife of Clyde Nichols and Nettie
Burns, who was united in marringe
with Gordon Penland. The former
will take up their abode on the
Nichols farm, while the latter couple
will go to the coast where young Pen
land has been employed for some
time in the shipyards. Both couples
wepe the recipients of many useful
and valuable presents. •
On Tuesday morning the mercury
registered zero in Juliaetta and on !
New Year's morning two below zero''ate
was recorded. It became cloudy last j
night, however, and at 8 o'clock it
was 18 above, and this (Thursday j
morning) it was 20 above. A sprinkle I
i>" I'
■y •
\ "
Get a bottle of Nyal's
Tired, run down, worn out?
Tonic. It's the best general tonic and flesh builder that
money can buy. Satisfy yourself—see how quickly this
splendid tonic builds up your system. For satisfactory
results— NYAL'S TONIC —Extra large bottle, $1.00.
A Better Tonic
Nyal's Tonic
Corner Drug Store
Where Quality Counts
of snow fell during the night.
A number of water pipes were
burst as a result of the sudden low
temperature, and houseplants were
Hotel Moscow Arrivals.
O. P. Hendershot, Boise; C. J.
Shanahan, C. O. Larson, L. M. Thorn
ton, Spokane; Marie Corwin, Palouse;
E. S. Mulhall, Lewiston; M. E. Con
boy, Seattle; Wm. Wallace, Great
Falls, Mont.; Roy M. Walker and
wife, W. L. Lauder, Jack Woodworth,
Ira Stair, Alfred S. Anderson, B. M.
Emmett, Moscow; C. H. Beyner, San
Francisco; O. E. Victor, Columbus,
O.; H. E. Morris, Lapwai; P. E. Beck
man and wife, Homer, Idaho; Dean
C. Poindexter, Fraser, Idaho.
Charges of flagrant
abuse of neutrality by a Swedish army
official have been made in the Prize
Court here by*Sir Frederick Smith, at
torney general. He asked for condemn
ation as a prize of $2,500.000 worth of
wool, seized in seven vessels and claimed
by the Royal Swedish army administra
tion. The wool, the attorney general al
leges, was bought with German money
for use in Germany.
Ibis was one of a series of, cases, Sir
Frederick Smith asserted, in which the
Swedish government, or Lieutenant
Colonel Wikland, head of the equipment
section of the Swedish army, lent its
name improperly as consignees. Wik
land, who had not been repudiated by
I the Swedish government, Sir Frederick
I said, had bought goods with funds sup
plied by Germany.
I "These are grave allegations,
! the attorney general.
I clear where the money came from, but
! there were sham shippers and sham con
J signees of a commodity of which Ger
many was in desperate need, and either
or both lent themselves to chicanery in
order that this court and the representa
tives of the British navy might be mis
"It is not quite
(Continued from page 1.)
livan was the largest lead producer,
followed by the Hercules, Hecla, and
Morning. Considerable lead was pro
duced .by the Tamarack & Custer,
Gold Hunter, Consolidated Interstate
Callahan, Caledonia, Sierra Nevada,
and Last Chance, at Wardner. Of the
total lead, the Coeur d'Alene district
produced about 286,000,000 pounds. In
other districts of the state large ton
nages of lead ore and concentrate
came from the Idaho Continental,
Pittsburg-Idaho, Latest Out, apd In
dependence mines, near Ketchum, in
Blaine county. The Greenhill Cleve
land, formerly a large producer of
both lead and zinc, was closed in the
early part of the year. Toward the
end of the year shipments from the
Caledonia mine, near Wardner, were
decidedly decreased. A notable pro
duction, however, came from both the
Hecla and the Tamarack and Custer
The mine output of recoverable zinc
in Idaho decreased from 73,833,186
pounds in 1917 to approximately 47,
000,000 poundS In 1918.
This de
creace of over 32,000,000 pounds was
due largely to increased expenses and
the lower price of smelter. One of
the main decreases was made by the
largest zinc producer in the state, the
Consolidated Interstate Calahan which
was treating a large tonnage of ac
cumulated tailings during- the third
quarter of the year, while develop
zinc ore came from the
ment was progressing in the mine.
The Success mine, which was formerly
a large zinc producer, shipped only
about one-fourth of its former out
put. Other zinc shipments were made
from the Morning, Frisco, Hercules,
and Hecla. The Douglas property,
one Pine Creek, was not as productive
as formerly on account of difficulty
in transporting the ore, and the Sur
prise Consolidated, in the-same dis
trict, was idle. Considerable ship
ments of
Amazon-Manhattan, adjoining the In
terstate Callahan, and in Blaine coun
ty shipments were made from the
North Star and the Kusa property.
Dividends from Idaho mining com
panies for the first eleven months
of 1918 amounted to about $7,007,105.
Those for the Hercules and Bunker
Hill & Sullivan have been estimated
by the mining press.
News from Khaki Boys
Mrs. May Clark has received the
following letter from her husband,
Sergeant Roy Clark, who is with the
American expeditionary forces
France. The young man is a son of
Bay Clark, the well known pioneer,
now living at Potlatch. The letter
I have a furlough coming up tomor
row. Eighteen of us get a trip to St.
Meno. Ten per eeut of the company
go a m e. We drew for it
this morning and I was one of the
lucky ones. We get seven days over
there, not counting our time on the
road. Car fare, food, and lodging
are free and we are to get a lay-over
in Paris. The place we are going
to is a port on the English Channel.
I anticipate a very nice trip. I wish
you were here to take it with
Wouldn't we have one big time? But
I'm indulging in dreams. Cut it out
Roy. I made a trip to Metz a few
days ago and had one perfectly good
time. Strathern, two others and
yours truly,, composed the party.
-There are lots, of trucks on the roads
all _ the time we had very little
hiking to do.. We stopped in Toul
for a couple of hours and looked the
town over. We went on to a town
by the name of Pont an Meuson where
we stopped for the night. We ran
into Ray Pelton. They had been there
about a week. The town was only
about eight kilometers, from the Ger
man front lines. The town had been
shelled pretty heavy and the big con
crete bridge across the Meuse river
had been about half shot down. They'
had it patched up with Lumber. We
The big
trenches early in
the morning and had one sweet time
getting through their wire. Their
main lines were on top of a high
range of hills that run along the
river. The sides of the hills were
,covered with heavy brush and scat
tered timber. And the wire entangle
ments were so thick that a dog could;
hardly get through. We had to pick
our way through where the wire had
been shot up. They had occupied the
trenches for Over three years and ev
erything was built of reinforced con
crete or heavy timbers. The dugouts
were of concrete sheathed with rail
road iron and were finished up as
nice as most houses. Everything was
electric lighted and telephones were
everywhere. Clothes, ammunition and
guns wre everywhere.
They had
power plants and machine èhops ^nd
even a small cable railroad 1 to handle
their heavy ammunition,
guns had been moved out but big am
munition piles were everywhere. They
even had beer gardens and empty bot
tles were everywhere. We found one
dugout with several crates that hadn't
been opened but we were afraid to try
them. We followed the trenches for
3 or 4 miles and came out at a town
where a bunch of colored soldiers were
stationed. We caught a French troop
train that was going through in the
direction of Metz. We landed in Metz
about 4 o'clock and proceeded to take
in the town. We hit out the next
morning and came home by way of
Nancy. Nancy is a very nice town a
little larger than Spokane, I imagine.
It had been bombed from the air sev
eral times but wasn't badly damaged.
It was sure a badly shot up country
through. 1 got back with
we were
beaucoupe souvenirs including a Ger
man officers spike helmet. Each of
us got one and we brought one
the captain. This French flag is one
from an arch in Metz that they built
for Gen. Petaine, when he marched
into Metz. Strat and I climbod up
the side of the arch and captured our-,
selves a couple of drapeaux. We seen
towns as large as Moscow or larger
that were simply shot to the ground.
Some towns didn't have a thing five
feet from the ground. Others were
blowed up in parts. It was sure some
trip. I have a great desire to visit
Rheims and then I'm ready to aller
paur Amérique. •
Miss Annetta Mow, daughter of Rev,
and Mrs. A. I. Mow of Moscow, is
now a missionary in India and has writ
ten an intensely interesting letter to
lier parents in which she tells much
about the people in that country. Miss
Mow is a graduate of the University of
Idaho, class of 1913 and has been in
India about a year. Her letter, written
September 6, follows :
Now I want to tell you about the trip
that we took yesterday. 1 mean Goldie
and I, and the Bible woman, "Sunder
bie." We left Dahanu.on the noon train
al 'd went to the next station south,
He . re vve S ot of{ oi the train and walked
a Idle ways to the first village. I guess
vou know that a village consists of four
t0 a dozen grass huts, sometimes thepe
are more huts together, but 'many many
times there are only a half dozen in a
group. It seems very odd to me to
think of them-as villages. Near this
station there are quite a lot of such
Guess I must describe one of these
huts, so you can see it from the out
/side. Indeed I think they are real
pretty from the outside. Just imagine
a low square grass hut whose roof lias
four slopes. Many times the eves of
the roof are not more than three feet
from the ground and so we have to
stoop when we enter them. Not all of
the roofs arc covered with grass, but
many of them have large leaves tied to
gether and fastened on the roof. And
many of these huts have vines growing
up over the roofs, and that makes them
look so pretty. Yesterday we saw a lot
that had large pumpkin vines on the
roof, and we saw the large pumpkins
and squash up there too. Some have
gourds on the roof and others have vines
that have pretty purple and yellow
flowers. I think you can imagine how
pretty a group of these vince-clad huts
must look from a distance. You notice
that I say thev are nice from a distance
or cm the outside. I cannot say the same
for the inside, as you will see later on
Otir Bible woman led the way and we
followed. We had to walk through a
muddy lane, but we stepped on the drier
spots and got through O. K. The first
hut vve came to; a pack of children were
playing about the door, and of course
they were dressed "Indian style." and
had no clothes on except for a string
about the waist and a small cloth hung
over- the string. The people of the place
had' just finished limping the front
veranda (which was a little square
place hr front of the door about three
by three feet). T have described the
process of "limping" to you already, and
so you know that if we went in on that
fresh floor that ft would be like step
ping around in a barnyard. But then
it was dry enough that we could step
in under the porch on leaves which were
put on the floor to walk on, until the
floor would be dry. They carried a
bench in for Goldie and me to sit down
on, and brought a little low stool for
Sunderbie. We all sat down, and so
did our audience, after Sunderbie told
them to sit down. (Isn't that funny to
go visiting and then, tell your hostess
to sit down, but that's the way here).
That was a. strange looking audience. A
couple of women sat around in front
of us and inside a tiny little room at one
side were some men and boys, and then
in another room were some more women
and' children. And just hack of them
were three big oxen and a calf and a
brood of chickens. That was in the
main room of the house, and of course
that is where the animals have their
home too. They ate their grass and
laid down to chew their cud as uncon
cerned as though we had not come to
tell Bible and
it funny? I guess I had better not try
to describe how the men and women
were dressed, or undressed rather. But
that is the way most of the poor working
people of this country dress and we get
use to it and think very little about it.
When the women tuck up their sardees
for work, their legs are hare until far
above the knees, and their very short
jackets allow much of the stomach to
he uncovered. But somehow the dark
skin ' of their bodies is such a covering
to them, that it does not look anything
like it w/ntld in America.
Well, Sunderbie selected a song, and
she. and Goldie sang it. Anyone who
has never heard one of these native
Christian songs don't know how they
sound, and I cannot tel! you. But they
seem to go sliding around from major
into minor keys that I fear all the time
that they will run off the track. But
they don't. After they had sung that
song then Sunderbie began to tell a
story, and although I could not under
stand any of it (because it was in Mar
athi. and not G Ujara, I knew that she
gave them a good lesson. After that
was over she said we would go and we
all left, after, saying, "salaam," to the
Then we walked over to another hut.
that looked just like the first one *rom
the outside. This time we didn't go
inside, but just sät on the narrow plat
form that runs around (he hut just un
der the eaves. Again they sang a song
and Sunderbie told a story. The aud
ience looked about the same. I did
love to listen to Sunderbie as she talked,
for T could see that she was enjoying
her work and that the people listened
well, and ever now and then some one
would shake her or his head in assent.
Again we Went oft to the next hut, and
here everyone was inside the he vse.
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for the
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Extra Special Bargains
In the high grade Dress Shoes, short lines, all
Values up to $13.50, choice. ..
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See these on tables No. 1 and 2,
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Sunderbie called inside and asked if we
c °uld come in. They said yes, and we
stooped and went in. It was so dark
within that for a little while it was hard
f° see w f> a t a H was 1,1 there. But pres
ently we saw the family—which was a
In g Over in one corner a big lazy
man S°t U P anc * tucked fr» dhoter about
flim (the dhoter is about four yards of
^l°th which the men wear instead of
f rousers ) • îj. en doubled up a
l' eav y P a d of bedding and gave tts^ the
s *- raw mat to sit on, which bad been
under his bedding. Goldie and I sat
down Hindu style on the •matting while
I Sunderbie sat on the floor. Not far
frpm us sat the woman on the floor
with her sardee wrapped about her lit
tle' boy, about a year old. ' He was so
hidden under her saj'dee that we would
hardly have known he was there had
he not moved and stuck his head out
now and then. And then there were
, ^ , ,, , ,
a °f older children perened around
on the floor. Sunderbie gave each of
them a S. S. card, and they- were glad
to get ft for they so seldom ever have
anything nice. Then to our left and be
hind its were some men and large hoys,
hack there with the oxen and chickens.
Just at my left hand a small fire was
burning right out on the lloor. While
they were singing a couple other men
came irr and sat down and lighted their
"native''' cigarette" (which are made out
of leaves off of trees from the coals of
that fire). This time Sunderbie gave a
long story about the Prodigal Son and
some things about
heathen gods because I heard their
names. It looked to me as though it
was very interesting and I did wish that
[ could understand.
And then we went to another hut.
Here we saw about the same things as
before. T noticed their beds in this hut.
They arc wooden bedsteads and have
ropes strung in and out for the strings,
Old ragged cloths are thrown on them
and here the people slept. I certainly
am thankful for my nice soft, clean,
white bed with its misquito-net all tuck
ed around me.
In this home was a woman, that Goldie
told me- has asked to become a Chris
tian, but she would have to leave her
village and her caste to be a Christian
and come over here to the Mission Com
pound. And there is no room over here
for her and no work to give her, and so
she stays there. 1 do think it is such
a shame that our missions are not
strong enough yet to care for ah such
people. But we are praying that it will
soon Become stronger and Jhat
have the room and the place for all
The next time we went over into an
other- village, which
vt e
side an inclosure fenced in by these
stickv cacti. There were perhaps
half dozen huts inside this enclosure,
Here we saw the ITCH. Oh those poor
people, they were just covered with itch,
We just felt as though we should have
brought the dispensary along and plas
tered these people with salve.
The first hut vve went to. we sat down
on the narrow platform about the hut
under the eaves and under the tiny porch,
The woman was busy pitting those
"cigarete" leaves together into little
bundles for sale. About her were four
or five children and they were so itchy
that they were in misery. There was
one little girl especially that I noticed,
She was about three or four years old,
and she just scratched and cried. Her
whole face was one of misery. Her hair
stood on her head in every direction of
the .compass. On her elbows I saw
where the pus of the itch was oozing
out. The poor poor little thing. If she
could have been put in a good bath and
covered with iodine and salve, she might
have some hope of getting rid of that
itch. The father sat there too, and he
also had the itch. And he held the lit
tle baby and its little feet were festered.,
Do you wonder that we just long that
we might do something for these ignor
ant suffering people. We are trying
to help, but our efforts seem so small,
for there are thousands about us that
need to be taught how to live. We do
rejoice for those that have accepted
Christianity and who are living like we
feel they should. Oh there is such a
difference between their homes and
these heathen homes.
Then on our way fo the village ttéhôol,
we stopped at another home, and we sat
on the outside while the household sat
on the inside, but we were glad that
they would listen. Sunderbie told a
couple of stories and then we went on. j.
After walking some litle distance
down along the railroad we came to the
school. This is a Christian school, and
since Anna Eby went home, Goldie has
the oversight and direction of these £
schools. When I describe it to you, you
will think that it is a strange school,
but when we see the good that is done,
and the difference it makes in the lives
of th*e children, we are so thankful that
the effort pays. Yes, it is g very queer
school house. Just off of the road
turned into a hut.
a tumble-down wagon shed than most
anything I can compare it to. In the
front, and to one side, in a corner were
the students. They sat on two benches
that filled two sides of the walls. All
together there must have been about 16
there. One- was a girl and she
dressed like a boy.
"Sunder" which means
The teacher was the wife of one of our
Christian men. She is
w ■
It looked more like
Her name is
a nice little
woman and seems to be doing real »
good. work. But there is not the order •
in this school that we have in TJ. S. A.
Every youngster does about as he likes.
There were three little fat fellows there
that just kept things moving. They did
not study and tried to keep others from
it too. The teacher would look at them
and shake her head and tell them to be- '*
have, but they were too full of mischief
to mind. It seemed that they were try
ing to show off for our benefit.
As the different classes recited they «
gave us books to look at, but you
can guess .how much I knew of what
they read I They were four grades there,
and the two higher grades were doing
real good work, it seemed.
I During the last half hour they had
j their Bible lesson. This consisted in
telling stories to them and having them
-tell other Bible stories. And those lit
j tie heathen children would get up by
I the teacher's desk and 'tell about Adam
i and Eve, Moses, etc. They also
i several songs for us.
| ■ Goldie and I sat on the "home-made"
label on them to know that they
chairs. And Sunderbie, climbed up on
the bedstead and sat there,
While we were listening, the husband
of the teacher made tea for us, and
brought each of us a cup of tea. It was
very good. We then got out our lunch
of sandwiches and cocoanut and ate that
along with our tea. But we didn't care
to eat where all the children would
watch us, so we went over to one side
warm that I got hot right away,
After seeing the school, we went to
another house. This was the best one
had been in the
chairs, which almost needed to have a
and into a little tiny room, that we so
hanging swing, with room enough for
four hung down in the middle of the
room. We sat on that. They were
hulling and cleaning rice in that room,
and so vve vvatchen
awhile, as they shook it on their wicker
shovels, or scoops. Tn this home one of
the boys is a Christian.
Then Goldie took me over to the
place where she and Anna had their
tent last January. They were down there
for some time and got into lots of homes,
That really is the only way to reach
these people. , One must go and live
near enough where you can visit their
homes and not have to spend so much
time on the railroad going to and from
your work,
By this time it was nearly 5 o'clock
and so vve had to return to the station
to take the train for Dahanu. The train
was a litle late and so we had plenty )f
whàt they had.
that process for
* i
It took us about a half hour to get
back home. That surely was a day
for me. It was the first time that I
had been in heathen homes, and so I
saw lots of things. As yet I do not
know what my line of work, will be
here in India, but if I have this line of
Evangelistic work- vou can tell by this
letter what kind of work I shall be do
ing as soon as T get the language.
1 have certainly enjoyed my visit here
at Dahanu with the girls. They have
such a nice home now. But it is cer
tainly a contrast to the home they
lived in before they got in their new
house. They took me to see where they - 1 j
used to live the other evening, and when t
I saw those little dark rooms and heard *
how the cats used to crunch bones un
der their beds at night. I understood
why they appreciate their new home so
much. They say it is like a palace to '
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