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or ihn North Side Tract.
to the Interests of the Settlers
A W eekly Newspaper Devoted
«2.00 PER YEAR
VOL. 8. H«. 80.
JEROME, IDAHO. OCTOBER 24, 1018.
ELIZABETH ARPS BOWER
VICTIM OE DREAD DISEASE
Former Jerome Young Lady Passe«
Away After Short Illness
On Monday morning A. W. Arps
received a telegram announcing the
death of his daughter, Mrs. Frank
Bower, Which occurred that day at
Dower was sick but a short time with
the Influenza, which developed into
pneumonia and soon sapped the life
threads of the young lady.
Elizabeth Arps Bower was reared
from childhood in our midst, gradu
ating from the high school here, af
ter which she chose teaching as her
vocation. She followed this occupa
tion up to the time of her marriage
last spring to Mr. Frank Bower, of
Arco, Idaho, at which place the
young couple mr.de their home until
recently, moving to Ft. Morgan, Colo.
Mrs. Bower was twenty-three years
of age at the time of her death. The
funeral was held from the late home
Tuesday, with Interment at Ft. -Mor
gan.
The sympathy of the community
goes out to the bereaved young hus
band and relatives in the loss of this
loving wife and estimable
young
woman.
PRIVATE WARD WITT
WRITES OF CAMP LIFE
Camp Fremont, Oct. 17, 1918.
Editor of Lincoln County Times:
Dear Sir: As I have hopes of be
ing in France in the near future I
would like for a few of my friends to
know 1 am in the army and should
not be classed as a slacker. When
we leave here we will leave a very
beautiful camp, and one in which
the health of the soldlrs is very
well protected. We are only thirty
miles south of San Francisco and
surrounded by the ocean on one side
and Frisco bay on the other. A
person would not realize that this
Is winter anywhere, by the vegeta
Tre4s and grass are budding out
fresh and green. :
On account of an attack of Influ
enza and a short time spe-nt In the
have leave from all work !
As 1 sit on my bunk
hospital
and drill as long as the present com
pany Is here.
writing the boys are coming In from
When in formation the drill
drill.
We have a pack of
is tiresome.
sixty-five pound», also a stretcher,
Our puck Includes everything whl^h
a soldier ever has any use for.
The
Is shining nice and warm here
The camp is sur
sun
almost even' day.
rounded by hills of low elevation,
which, when we climb to the lop. we
can aee the ocean fourteen miles dis
The great Stanford university
tant.
Is located close by. It Is a great mass
of buildings and flower beds arrang
ed by some foreign artist.
California Is a very nice slate, but
I never have run across an Idaho boy
who says it is a serious rival for the
all around home.
Gem state as an
People who live here do not live here
They go somewhere
nil of the time,
else to make the money and come
For a tourist this
here to spend It.
country would be great, but for a
bunk.
This
soldler is Ju»t pure
would be a fair place were It not that
there are too many "Native Sons
The majority of them seem to have
foreign blood In their veins.
We live in a tent barracks here;
Our company
and
six of us in each tent.
Is now al full war strength
ready for the word "go." The boys
all seem about a. u.ual-not over
As would be |
natural. I think that our company j
belong
confiident or excited.
We
1» the best one in camp,
to the Medical Department and our
ultimate duty will be first aid to the
Injured and ambulance driving most
We form the Medical
of the time.
Department for the famous Pathflnd
Our boys are destined
Berlin and by
whlch the bunch possesses, we sure
will go over the top to victory. This
division numbers somewhere around
50,000, more or less. The aeroplanes
can be seen almost every day. sailing
around over tho comp^ practicing alg
nais and turning somersaults. This
camp includes regiments of machine
guns, Infantry, medical. Q. M. C. and
ammunltlon trains. One thing about
the army life, as I see It is: wo have
to keep our clothes clean, our body
clean, military manners In use at all
time, and a good disposition. Prob
the majority of the
er Division,
to show the way to
tho amount of training and "pep
ably this will do
fellows a great deal'of good on re
turn to civil life. Every day In tho
Every soldier is
week is wash day.
his own laundry and he employs two
hands to work In his own laundry.
HI. two hands wbrk free of charge,
book
and he doesn't need to keep a
keeper to keep track of the amount
they do.
people of Idaho are staying behind
the boys with their support. It looks
I see by the daily paper that the
good to a soldier to see people who
are over the draft age buying bonds,
and offering their services to the
government in other ways, but I am
sorry to say we do not look back with
pleasure upon the slackers of draft
age who should be here with us. We
think all men should waive claims
of support where there is no family
to be taken care of. There are those
at home who think they can save and
make a few nrasly dollars to invest
In Liberty bonds and imagine that
their duty to their country Is render
ed 100 per cent. But what of the
soldier who lays aside everything, is
selected for service, and at the same
time buys a bond and pays tor it. It
looks as though public opinion would
forces uch slackers as these are to
declare themselves I. W. W. sympa
thizers. We have hopes of squaring
accounts with such fellows who claim
exemption where it Is not needed.
Probably the ones this Is meant to
reach, will understand when they
read this the feeling that a soldier
has for one of their class.
I just want to speak a word in
praise of the Red Cross girls who are
nursing here and other places. They
sure put up with lots of hardship
and long hours of service. The Y.
M. C. A. and Knights of Columbus
furnish all the amusements for sol
dlcrs and civilians who make this
vicinity their home. The K. C. man
says he is going with us to France if
we go. Tha is the spirit we like to
see.
Yours respectfully,
PVT. WARD WITT.
Sanitary Train, Ambul. Co. 31.
8th Division, Camp Fremont.
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NEWTON DEVANEY PASSES
TO THE GREAT BEYOND
— IM —
Death Occurred Tue.xlay In a Spokane
Hospital
On last Thursday morning word
of Newton Devaney. which occurred
at a hospital In Spokane on the day
previous. Mr. Devaney went to Spo
kane for the purpose of having a
minor operation performed, which
Tuesday he
(contracted a severe cold which soon
was done on Monday.
turned into pneumonia and caused
his death Wednesday morning.
Mr. Devaney was about thlrty-sev
on year» of age at the time of his
death and leaves
a wife and a six
months-old daughter to mourn his
Mr. Devaney came to the
passing.
North Side Tract with the early set
tiers, coming here from Washington,
and by his efforts has
about sixty-five arres of his ranch
north of Jerome, where the happy
home.
developed
| family made their
Johnson, who has been a friend of
the family for several years, was call
J W.
ed to Spokane Tuesday, but did not
arrive in time to see the stricken man
alive.
I »on states that Mrs. Devaney is very
Word received from Mr. John
] low with Influenza and not expected
| to survive the attack.
The funeral of Mr. Devaney was
his former
Washington,
( held In
home.
- M m
HARLAN D. HEIST FOR
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
In another column of this issue
will be found a brief statement by
Harlan D. Heist, candidate for re
election to the office of Prosecuting
Democratic ticket.
Mr. Mels, was practicing la he
prior to our coming into the state of
Idaho. Mr. Heist maintains a large
and well-equipped library and office
in Shoshone, and has always given
this time exclusively to the practice
<>f Iaw
We are all acquainted1 with «
and his record entitles him to the
. . , . .
support of the voters of this count}
regardless of politics or partisanship
Mr. Heist has never asked nomlna
tlon to any pollthal office,
running against Mr. Frank ( Smith,
who Is candidate on the Republican
ticket,
to
report to maintains
a practicing lawyer, 8Ure
an office n ot !'?»_ author nor re
Mr. Smith is not the' author nor
sponsible or this report,
Mr Smith "°* thP state
ever since e h» < principal
resident of Dietrich, and a principal
of the schools there.
Upon Inquiry, we are unable to
Smith has ever been
He is
has erroneously caused
Some one
be circulated In this vicinity, a
the effect that Mr. Smith is
a
find that Mr ■
engaged in the practice of law.
Germany agrees
glum and
according to pre-arranged plana oi
Foch is pushing them back
te evacuate Bel
Marshal
the Allied arms anyway.
AMERICANS ASKED TO
LIMIT USE OF SUGAR
Must Use No More Than Two Pounds
Per Person a Month if the Present
Meagre Allied Sugar Ration
Is Maintained.
Stocks Will Be Short Until Beginning of New
Year—Ration May Be Enlarged Then.
Two pounds of sugar a month—half;
veek—that Is the sugar ra-1
a pound a
Don the U. S. Food Administration
bus asked every American to observe
until January 1, 1019, In order to make
eure there shall be enough for our j
By New Year's the world sugar sit
Array and Navy, for the Allied armies
and for the civilians of those nations.
ballon will be relieved somewhat by
the new crop,
year's crop will be arriving In this
country.
Cuban sugar of this
Every available sugar source will be
drawn on by the Food Administrai ion
during the next winter months to main
tain sufficient stocks here to keep up
our national sugar supply. During Oc
tober the first American beet sugar
will arrive In the markets. By the
middle of November some of our Lou
Islana cane crop will be available. All
of'this sugar and more may be needed
to keep this nation supplied on a re
duced ration and to safeguard the Al
lied sugar ration from «till further

1
MANY QUEER SENSATIONS IN
FIRST FLIGHT OF CADETS |
— Ä
Stomach Wishes to
Part of the Anatomy
— M»~
In a letter received from Ivan Ben
Be Uppermost
nett he tells of his experiences as a
Ivan speaks of the I
flying cadet.
work as being hard and at times dis
couraging. but has every assurance
that It will all come in time. The
following extract tells of his first
attempt at flying:
"We were held up here a week on,
account of the Spanish "Flu", but
started flying a few days ago. Have
been up three times and like it im
mensely. although I am still a rank
novice and am kept so busy handling
the controls that I can't look arounl
The first
much and enjoy myself.
time up my Instructor took me for
a 'joy-ride', as he called it. He went
up about 2000 feet, did a few turns
and steep spirals, then nosed the
machine straight down and turned
started to
terriffle speed tha
oh
off the engine.
As we
slip down at a
queerest feeling crept over m
no, I wasn't scared; I was just nerv
ous; in fact I was so nervous that
my hair stood on end.
too. seemed to have trouble keeping
up. and acted like it wanted to climb
out and sit on the top of my head.
Didn't get sick, tho'. Many of the
fellows do. and It Is worse than sea
You can't hang over tha
My stomach.
sickness.
rati either because the wind cuts
We straightened out
past loo fast,
about 500 feet above the ground and
Then
turned the engine on again,
the world looked brighter,
me. a dive like has a roller coaster
Believe
beat a mile."
-Ms M-
GRANT CHARTER FOR
NEW NATIONAL BANK
Ism al Mid South Side Sheep Men In
terested In New Finaniciil
Institution
_
The following, taken from the
Twln Falls Times Is of Interest to
Messrs. Keefer and
ting
through their attorneys. Both well
and Chapman from Comptroller of
the Currency John Skelton Williams
at Washington, confirm the granting
Ô the application for charter of the
£,!„ F.m Bank, a .»
financial institution to be established
here with a capital stock of $100.000
the incorporators are P. O.
our readers, as
White are well known here,
heavily Interested in the Jerome Na
ttonal Bank here:
''Advices received this morning
Shoshone.
Auto Rohes at Jas Summers.
reduction. In Europe the present ra
tio11 ls already reduced to a minimum.
Our Situation.
The situation which the United
States faces In Its efforts to maintain
a fair distribution of sugar to the Al
U*d world Is as follows :
Sugar supplies throughout the coun
try, in hornet, stores, factorle» and
baksrles are at a low ebb. We must
mak * l"*reased sugar shipments to tha
Allias.
Production of American beet and
Louisiana cane ereps have been disap
pointing.
Porto Rico crops have been cur
tailed.
Immens« sugar stocks In Java can
not b* reached on account of the «hip
ping shartaga; ships are needed for
troop movements and munitions.
Army and Navy sugar requirement«
have increased at well as those from
the Allies.
Most Industries using sugar have had
(heir allotment reduced by one-half;
some will receive no sugar.
Households should make every ef
fort to preserve the fruit crop without
sugar, or with small amounts of sugar
Later, when the sugar supply Is larg
j er> (i le canned fruit may be sweetened
| aa It Is used.
TIME WILL CHANGE
ON OCTOBER 27TH
—-fc —
Clocks Will Move Back One Hour to
Old Standard Time
Those who lost an hour's sleep
when the time was changed last April
will have an opportunity on October
127th to gel even.
On that day all clocks will be set
back one hour, bringing the nation
al time back to the stanoard In use
before the daylight-saving plan went
into effect last spring. The four time
zones, eastern, central, mountain and
Pacific, remain in effect when these
time changes take place,
clocks of the nation change nearer
to "sun time," effecting a saving of
but the
artificial light.
It was thought last spring that
some contusion might result from
the time changes on the railroads ow-
ing to the fact that thousands of
(trains were in motion when the
| change was made. No serious acci-
I dents and no loss of life occurred,
j however, and the railroad officials
! are of the opinion that the change
back can now be made just as easily.
-Ms •
CONGRESSMAN SMITH S RECORD
In supporting the candidacy of
Addison T. Smith for re-election as
representative in Congress from the
Second Congressional Distric'. we do
with the firm belief that Mr.
so
Smith is the proper man to
himself.
Mr. Smith has been most
In
chile our representative
active
getting legislation most favorable
Idaho and is familiar with Idaho'
needs in general and with the irrl
gation sections in particular, as his
home is at Twin Falls, in the heart
of one of the largest Irrigation sec
to
lions in the United States.
Addison T. Smith, of Twin Falls,
ho has been renominated for Con
in the primaries without oppo
has actively supported the
gross
sillon,
Government's plans for preparedness
land consistently sustained the Pres
ident in all his recommendations fo«
the enactment of emergency legisla
ition and ample appropriations for
the conduct of the war. He Is the
author of a bill, which has attracted
attention of the leaders of both
1 branches of Congress and Is strongly
recommended by Secretary Lane for
j enactment next session to pro
. farms for returning soldiers
claimed arid, sw«m> and cut-o e.
Si*. ..*» M - «< •'.,«
soldiers and sailors vH 1 haxe the
preference right of employment
(entry.
ft
the
the fixing of a price for wheat, which
ample production and
Smith has been ac
will encourage
give the farmers a fair profit. Ha
has also advocated legislation to reg
ulate the price of farm machinery,
vehicles, harness and other commod
Ities farmers have to buy. He hag
specialized on the enactment of leg
islation for the benefit of settlers on
the public land and has several laws
of this character to his credit.
He initiated and carried through
to a successful conclusion legislation
providing for the government to take
over the King Hill Irrigation project,
for which $600,000 was appropriait
ed, saving to the settlers their homes
and earnings of years. A bill which
he introduced over a year ago has
been made the basis of a systematic
plan, strongly endorsed by the Ad
ministration, to encourage private
capital to invest in irrigation bonds
where the projects are constructed
by the Reclamation Service, under
which the Bruneau, North Slde-Mln
idoka, Port Hall and other proposed
irrigation projects will be construct
ed. His prompt and intelligent at
tention to the requests of bis constit
uents has attracted to him a large
personal following regardless of pol
itics, who are interested in his elec
tion.
DISEASE IS MORE
DEADLY THAN WAR
More American Fatalities Prom New
Epidemic Here Than From Ger
man Guns in France
Within three short weeks Spanish
Influenza has developed and spread
so widely and rapidly that America's
death roll here 'at home la greater
than of all of her huge armies In
Europe. Moreover, the number of
prostrations from this disease from
day to day in America is probably
greater than the combined casualty
lists of all of the fighting forces en
gaged In this great World War. The
number of cases In New York City
alone has Increased from a total of
47 cases to 4,293 new case and 393
deaths In a single, day. Moreover,
the statement Is said to have been
made by a prominent physician—
Dr. Goldwater—that the actual num
ber of cases In New York is about
half a million.
This is not intended as an alarm
ist statement but is simply a brief
summary of facts currently report
ed In the dally press. While these
is every reason for swift action in
the erection of effective barriers
against the spread of this malady.
MAKING WOOL GROWING
PARAMOUNT IN THE WEST
in various western state fairs.lt
was notioed less attention was paid
to the sheep and wool Industry than
it deserved.
There are few farms in the state
that could not afford to keep from
a dozen to fifty sheep and improve
the farm and Its finances.
They make a living with half a
chance, are great browsers, and help
keep down weeds and underbrush
and fertilize the land.
"At the present price of wool fifty
sheep would put from $300 to $400
a year in the owner's pocket to say
nothing of lambs and mutton.
Instead of sheep and wool pro
duction declining several hundred
million pounds of wool additional
could be grown in western states.
April 25 warehousing and grading
of wool was taken over by the fed
eral government and Portland Is the
wool center for the west.
Fifteen million pounds of wool
will be handled there this year by
the government, and distributed di
rect from growers to woolen mills, j
These wools are grown In Oregon.
Idaho, Montana and
Washington.
Wyoming, and Callforna gets these
graded wools from Oregon.
Formerly the dealers bought wool
in sacks and usually at the value cf
the lower grades, then sorted and
sold at the higher values.
Now the wools are sorted for the
and he gets the full value
grower
for each grade and in 250.000 pourds
there may be thirty grades.
A carload of wool from the shear
ing sheds weighs 26,000 pounds and
when graded and compressed to the
government standards weighs 60,
000 pounds.
This is a saving of from fifty to
seventy-five per cent on the wool clip
of the west on freight alone, besides
saving ears.
Conditions are changing and there
is not a good reason why wool and
sheep growing should not
the paramount livestock industry.
become
It looks as if the saloon business
was In an awful predicament when
the brewing Interests of the country
into the newspaper busl-
start to go
nesa.
GRIM REAPER CLAIMS
MRS. HE LLE M A SCHENDAL
Appleton Lady Is Victim of Spanish
Influenza
At her home north of Appleton on
last Monday morning, October 20th,
occurred the death of Mrs. Hellema
Strobel Schendal, wife of Antoine
Scbendal, from the effects of Spanish
Influenza, which developed into pneu
monia.
Deceased was sick but a few days
and, although every thing was done
to check the disease, the young wom
an was not spared. Mrs. Schendal
was thirty-eight years of age at the
time of her death and only last year
was married to Mr. Antoine Schen
dal, an Industrious farmer near Wen
dell, by whom she will be missed
more than any other, as by her lov
ing disposition and helping hand,
the efforts to carve a home from this
vast desert was made more cheerful.
The funeral was private and was
held Tuesday, with interment at Je
rome cemetery.
FEEDING "DEAD ONES"
Walter Mason is a pippin', as a
rhymster he Is rippin'
rainds can savvy his snortin', tootin'
style; It's the simplest form of writ
ing, it's like fishing when they're
biting, so 1 guess I'll teed it to the
"dead ones" for a whlh
There are "dead ones" loudly
crowing, "dead ones" proudlÿ blow
ing—"dead ones" who are shrieking
their love for Uncle Sam; they refuse
to see him through, there is nothing
they will do to help him pound the
kaiser into jam ; each of these will
bust his throat, each of these will
glory, gloat, o'er the victories we are
winning "over there," but he Is "Pik
er No. 1" unless he's gone and done
a lot of licking on these War Stamps
that are sold most everywhere.
There'll be gladness you can bet
when Wilhelm's goat we get and the
Yanee lads come rampsln', come
rampsin' home again, but the bovs
will want to know bow these geezers
spent their dough—If their answers
then are twisted, well, they're in for
lots of pain; if the shekels they have
hoarded while the soldier boys have
boarded on slum and bull and beans
in a cootie-crowded trench, they will
hear what Yankees think of each
iven feeble
yellow-livered gink and you can no
tify your neighbors that it won't be
said in French! If they're really on
the square, if they want to do their
share, it they're anxious for Old
Glory to survive, they will grab the
coin they're hiding, they'll go tkoot
ing and a sliding to the bank and
buy some War Stamps—and then
they'll be alive!
—Earl Wayland Bowman.
HAY GROWERS' MEETING
— W8 —
All Interested in the marketing
of the 1918 hay crop are Invited to
meet on the court house lawn at
Shoshone. Saturday, October 26th, at
R. E. Shepherd, who has
2 p. m.
recently made an extensive trip in
north Idaho, reports hay selling at
As a consequence.
$34.00 per ton.
livestock owners are selling
many
stock on the market. At the present
time hay in Lincoln county is selling
for $12.00 in the stack, with very
Mr. Shepherd sug
little moving.
that Lincoln county farmers
gests
In mass meeting petition Director
General McAdoo to grant a special
rate for southern Idaho hay, in or
der that the situation in north Idaho
Harvey Allred, of
be relieved,
the State Farm Markets department,
has been invited to speak.
Lincoln County Farm Bureau.
Democratic Count} Candidate»
State Senator
Henry M. Hall
State Representative
Sam W. Hills
-First District
t'ommJssione
T, 1. Roberson
■Second District
('omnilsslone
R. J. McMahon
Third District
W. T. Patterson
County Clerk
A. D. Williamson
Commiasione
Sheriff
Dewitt Quereau
County Treasurer
Stella Cook
Probat* Judge
Fred L. Tlllotson
Su|>erlntendent
A »»essor
Bert Bowler
Coroner
D. A. L'Herisson
Surveyor
Lynn Crandall
Prosecuting Attorney
Harlan D. Heist

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