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1 THE P ALOUSE REPUBLIC i, ,,, J ,, - = ................... -.- 7T .................... VOLUME XXT, NO. 2. PALOUSE. WHITMAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON. FRANZEN: FAVORS ROAO CHANGES L sup avIs0 T Ls c DUKE TEL]~S OF EXCELLENT CONDITION~ COMMUNH'vl. A( the weekly }~ncheo, n of ~h,. Pa- louse chamber of".~,r,tinerce ~qvt~H'- (lay road matters came in for (.on ~iderable attention, due to th(. fae~ that Jos. Franzcn. road sut)orvi:~or for district No. 5 was pr(~sen*. Mr. l~ranzen outfined some necessary changes which should be made in roads tributary to Palou~e. He ~ug- grated that the road south oI t; e riv- er from the Palousc Mlliiug cor,:- party's plant east should he changed to follow the river grade, insiead o1' g~iug tip over the rocky hill, which has always been a source ~ annoy- ante, especially to farmer~ a~,uling heavy loads. Another cha~;. ~mZ gested by Mr. Franzeu was in ~hc road north of the river, whiC~ should be changed from the Behreus ila~gh- tee house east to the Idaho lib* ~o ,~ water grade. Mr. Frttu~t~ t~tated thai, tlze~c in a petition befc~, the county e~l~mis- stoners sow to have the road cl|~aged at the bridge on the ColfaX toa~, by the old sawmill, to elimiuil~ the l~ad curve and steep grade..,~rhls which affects but a(~lorl change, stretch of road. has been urge"~ l'or some time. He said that wh~l~*~ad matters were under discus~i he wished to raeution some imIDVv- ments that shouhl be made ins~ethe city limits, as the people im~.avn As time rolls on the wodd still sins, But there on Calvary Christ died! Christ lives! Redemption brings A hope eternally. Program for Easter Day in Palouse Churches 1 Easier day, the day which attract~I i more worshipers to the churches thar, i any other occusion, marking, ,~s ~ti does. the rcsurrect4on of Chris~. ~viU, W, G, SCALES DIES SUDDENLY AT DAYTON illness, and had just returned from a long automobile trip when he was stricken The funeral was held :R 1; p. m. Thursday aa the Christian church at I)ayton, of which he way pastor, the service t~eing conducled by the Rcv. R. E. ,lope of Walls Walls and the Rev. R. I,. i:nssabar- ger of Waitsburg. Rev. States was pastor of t,,e Christian church at this place fo~ more than three years, resigning h.:s pastorate in September. 1919. to ac- cept the pastorate of the Moseq-, church and later responding to sn urgent call to the Dayton church. He did excellent work here and he ~.nd his family were held in the high- est esteem, both in the church and ~mong the citizens of the community generally. His sterling manhood and consecrated christian life appealed to all. The Dayton church, under his leadership, had made wonderful pre- gross, the Sunday school having grown to be one of the largest in the lnland Empire. He is survived by his wife and four children, two g!rl~; and two boys, who have the deepes~ synapatby of many friends here. Rev. States was born in 1576 in Ellsworth count)', Kansas. He en- tered the ministry 12 years ago. He was a member of the state board of the Christiau missionary society and stood high in the councils of the church in the northwest. INTEREST REVIVED IN GOAL ALONG PALOUSE Paul Bockmier Writes of Activities-- Says Money Invested Outside Would Develop Local Mines. It will be remembered that some :ears ago considerabl'e excitement was crested locally by the discovery of coal deposits along the Palouse river, in the Cedar creek district. At that time leases were secured on a number of farms by Paul Bockmler sr.. of this place, the leases later t)e- ing turned over to'.the Paloa,~e Coal & Oil company, in which a number of local men were interested. Some drilling was done and coal was en- countered, but the company, for wast of capital, was unable to do enough development wurk to learn definitely whether the coal was in sufficient quantities to warrant extensive ope- rations. New interest has been created re- co.utly by Spokane parties who have been on the ground endeavoring to secure leases. They were dsirous of leasing the Curtis holdings, where the old Palouse company had done its prospecting. Geologists have in- spected the territory and the out- croppings and report favorably A letter received by N. B. Huns- perger a few days ago from Mr. Beck- mice, states that he has had met: at work on the proposition, the leases still being in his possession, trying to find an outcropping where a tun- nel could be driven successfully, as sinking a shaft is too expensive, on account of the water. He firmly be- lieves that coal will eventually be found in paying quantities in the dis- trict.. In the letter Mr. Bockmier says he has no doubt that the Palouse coun- try is rich in deposits of coal and oil, as well as of other minerals, and says that he doubts if the residents of the district appreciate the effort that iae. J. C. Northrup and others ltave made to intere~.t outside capit~l in order to develop these resources He makes the assertion that if one-h~df the money which goes out of the P~- louse cottntry for wihlcat stocks could be had to develop local re- sources, we would have a number of producing mines distributing their wealth anlong the local people 14e says in part: "There is a good copper mine a'~ ~'ere always ready to call att.~tO.q to needed improvements outsi(~ te be fittingly observed in the variou~;~ city. A few loads of gravel a t~ churehe~ in the city The e~llfice.~ Was Former Popular Pastor of Chris- curve bact~ of the Oderlin ioil? will be profusely decoraied v::tC~' tian Church Here--Is Survived would be an immense improve~en Easier flowers and music and set- he said. and 'he road' leadink: xo~ mona will be in keeping with the inv. By Wife and Four Children. Main stree~ easz through ~i,LT, r(~ At the Methodist Episcopal churchl It was with the deepest regret that. should be given son.c attetVChe day's services will be opened with i the sews was received in Palouse (}," we tted el, lieu. This piece of road .,-~.~ :r , "~ sunrise prayer meeting at 6 a. ~ ....... - re', . '.tnc (teatn of Re~. W. G, Scales ~bemg worse tha~ an3' ct)un~ ,~t v,'h~eh thne the sacrement of thei the "" i ]'VII ' , Stanley Xnd~son we 1 ~z( ord ~ ~u ~)er ~fll be a e at hzs home in Dayton, 'l'uesd~ ,. "a , ' " II ' " "dminister~d.l ' ~ ~farmer across the Idaho l:ne, .x':~s t 11 O'clock there will be qn Easorlnight" It is undexstood thai. death called upon sad suggested ~,)n~,~ road' given by the Sunday scht)ol. [was due to acute indigestion, front improvements on this sid~ ,f the ltead of lhe rcg'ular morniu~ sqr-~ which he h~d suffered at times. He line. tit. in the evening at, 7:g0 there had bnl I)artially recovered from au J. P. Duke, who will le:,~'~'e next ~- b~ a musical program, follov,(d week ~or Olympia to take up hi~ work ]~n Easter meditation. ~s state bank commissioner, tendered ti~e I~apifst church the day will his resignation as chairman of lhe b~s~rve(l with special Easter me- highway eomlnittee of the chamber, s~e i'm morning service and a sin'- and as a member of the several other mo~y the pastor, Rev. C. R. Drip- Committees which he serves 'm On pines 'The Resurrection of Christ " motion the resignation was accepted At t~:service an offering will I:,: and President Northrup instr~cted t~ken? the destitute in eenir'd the remaining members to select who- Europ~ ever ti~ey might wish ~o fill Ihe :-~- At ~ Trinity Episcopal church ,:~ncies. Holy f~union will be administer- On motion of Mayor Health, tiler ||l~ ed fll ~clocl~ ill the morning and chamber voted unanimously ,'o rnake sgait~ aI o'clock, al which thne Mr. D~ke a life member of t~xc chain- a scrm(~vill be delivered by the bee. .B~fore the vote was taken a rector, ~. Edw. W. Burleson. number of members spoke of the ser- Children~ervice will be held at 4 vice Mr. Duke had been to the co, m- p. m. an%pets at 5 p. m. There raunlty through his activittet; in the will be Sl~l Easter music. organization In response Mr Duke At the~ristian church sunrise told of the unified effort which had prayer me~g will be held in the resulted through the organization church pa, at. 7 o'ch)ek. At it, and cited some of the things which o'clock the)le school will be held. had been accomplished, since the or- at which ~ -t short talk wil bc :iganization, then the Palonse B,~.:~it|ess hehl the ~e ~o , r sern n to be de- #~ Men's ,~ssociatlon,of which he wa~ a livered bY t~ev. George Kincaid. ] ~': charter member was forrae,~ 1.~ There will b~cia1 E~ster mmde all ,Y~ars ago. He then told of Ore ~x- this service -- : s. ' tne evening follow-I cl~ris financial condition of Pa- ing the ~ Endeavor, at t;::}.) louse's business men and farmers, as the junior ch(,,tl1 hold a sonA~ see. I compared with the conditions in vice. / many communities, stating that there The peoPle ~he community nee is not a business firm on the street netted to att the various ser- what is in solvent and able to vices at the chU f their choice. tat its bills, notwtthstamling the fact that we have .been going ...Fishing ~aSChginsApri1 1. Meet~ through 'a period of deflation which Chas. M. ~ meraher ot the taxed to the limit the resourcesXVh~tman" cotlnt, Y~ae commtission, vises The Rep~ ~)f many more pretentious cities than " ,' that the fish- Soldiers' Bonus Coming Ix,. Pal~use. ing .~eason is not ~ until April ~. So far am The Republic has been A. P. Murray, chairman of ~ eom- and asks that wa~ be given the e.ble to learn. George Sanders is the ~lttee appointed some time ago to public. It is Un~od that so~:e first Palouse man to receive hi~: sol- Wo~k out a budget system for the persons mostly ekn .... e b-,~ ,liers' bonus money from the state ~hamber, in order to protect tie:: buM- hshmg in the 1 cth~iver recently Sanders received $120. the money ess men from the conti~uou~ de- Mr_ Meeklem stats th~ law ap. coming by registered mail. in the for funds for charitat)ie and plies to childre~ t~ ~ as to gro~.,n form of a state warrant agains: the purposes, recommended that p~;isons, ~lld that ~y~. caught, ~ish. bonus fund. The warrants are bein~ soliciting funds be required ing before the s%CUben~ :(,'iil be sent out as rapidly as possible from get the endorsement of the finance ~ro,,ccuted. ]Olympia, and it is probable that :illt mmittee of the chamber )f corn- , ~~._ ]the soldiers wil have received their l fore oln to the tardiness ...... ,.a-, '~ v n sh ~ree be g g " ~ " ~01;ta~;cn ~scnt~ ~,s "P~v ~ tone. wlthi a ort time , ! m for money. After some discm,-[ Potlatch, Mar~ 2~The'~;ocal~ ~--, ! ,slon It was decided to defer ~ction on high school gave t~r Sisal ~plaY -t Buys Pool Room. the recommendation until ~he nextl._ ~'eo-les' thea~ laS~ '' , line v. p . " ~ ~Iight pre-I qhe pool room in the Meeit'.em \2 u : ENZ~EAVOR INSTITUTE, GARFIELD Prominent Speakers on Program-- Palouse People to Attend. A Christian Endeavor institute will be held at the Presbyterian church in Garfield next Tuesday, March 29, for the Endeavorers of Whitman county. A strong program will be held 10:00 to 12:00 a. m.; 2:00 to 4:30 and 7:30 to 9:00 p. m Out-of-town delegates will be enter- tained free of charge, providing~ names are sent to Rev. F. G. Hart, Garfield, not later than Saturday. March 26. A registration fee of 50 cents will be charged. Among the speakers will be Rev. W. W. Ed- montson of Spokane, Rev. W. A. Spaulding of Pulhuan and Miss Susie Arnott of Spokane, chairman of the 1920 Washington State Christian En- deavor convention. It is expected that a number of Palouse Endeavorers will attend the sessions. Shoot Another Perfect Score. ' The Palouse-Colfax gun cluhs shot ~, perfect score Sunday. in the seventh~ event of the Inland Empire trap shooting tournament, winning over the Sprague and Oroville teams. The Palouse shooters making perfect: score,~ were lra McClure, Leonard Me- Lain, F. O. Slaght, G. B. Joslln and D M. Dudley. Jim Hicks, shooting with Colfax. also shot a perfect score Palouse has won six events and lost one and stands second among the con- testing teams. Take Over Machine Shop. Oscar Kildow and R. E. Hagen, who purchased the Zesiger machine and blacksmith shop, on east Mani street, several months ago, have now taken over the husiness and are in full charge. Mr. Klldow spent mucl~ of the winter here and Mr. Hagen ar- rived last week from Colville. Both are young men and practical ma- chinists. They have come to Palouse to remain and are desirable additions to the town's citienship. County Institute Next Week. The annual Whitman county teach- ers' institute will be held at Col- fax the first three days of next ~-eek while the last three days, the teach- ers will attend the Inland Empir.~ Teachers' association meeting in Spo- kane. Excellent programs have ~)eeu ~rranged for both events. Whitman county schools will be closed for the week. LATAH AFTER THE SQUIRRELS Meetings Scheduled for K~anedy Ford and Dailey School House. The Latah county farm bureau will hold a series of squirrel control meet- ings throughout the county during the next two weeks. A meeting is ~cheduled for Kennedy Ford Grange hall next Monday, March 28, and one at the Datley school house at 2:30 the same day. O. S. Fletcher, county agent, and D. D. Green, assistant rodent control expert for Idaho, will be in charge of the meetings. At each meeting poison mixing Is demonstrated; poison bait prepared for all who desire it; poison supplies distributed at cost; a community poisoning day set, and arrangements made for a concerted community campaign against the ground squir- rel. Farmers who desire to get pol- son through the farm bureau are ex- ported to attend the meeting In their community. B. O. Broyles is squirrel control committeeman for Kennedy Ford community and W. ~r Davis for the Dailey community. OUTBUILDINGS 0BJECTIONAB]~E Council Should Curb Temlevcy to Construct Unsightly Buildings. Complaint has been' made to The Kepublie that some persons are pn,- ~ing up rough unsightly outbuildingq .,n property withtn the city limits, ::ud the suggestion m made that if '!-ere is ~ city ordinance reluiring a permit in order to build within the city limits, the ordinance should be the head of the Palouse river lying idle for the want of capital and tbcre is a high grade gold mine on Gold hill. ready to produce but tied t~9 fee the want of a few thousand dollars to keep it running until return;~ can be got from the smelter. Some day, not far distant, when outside eapital~ control of our mineral resonrct, s,f gets the people will realize their mistake] I in not giving more assistance to these[ citizens who are trylng to develop[ our resources." enforced, while if there is not su(h an ordinance one should be enacted at once. The suggestion is worthy of con- slderation, ss crude outbuildings sis- figure any property and detract from the appearance of a neighborhood, no matter how many other attractive buildings there may be. No one should be allowed to erect a building o~ any kind within the c~ty titbit;, ~'ithoo' ~ proposed build'r ,t~ pass~ ~y the ~ .~, ~t, MARCH 25, 1921. r MAKES NEW HIGH WATER RECORD M HEAVY RAINS SEND PALOUS~ RIVER ON RAMPAGE--P. L. CO. DAM GOES 0UT--DAMAGE AT THIS PLACE SLIGHT. Last Friday, following almost four days of constant rainfall, the Palouse river reached the highest stage in many years. In fact many persona who have lived along the river since the early days of the Palouse country, believe that the river carried more~ water than at any time since the country has been settled. At this place the channel is deep and wide and but little damage was done. The park, on west Main street, was entire- ly covered, however, and cellars in houses along the river were flooded. The basement in the Farmers Nation- al bank building wag filled with water for several days, putting th~ furnace out of eommiimion tempora- rily and making It neceesary to as- semble oil stoves to heat the build- lng. East of Palouse, in the Cove, and in the Kennedy Ford district, the flats were covered and some damage re- sulted. Considerable wood, cut dur- ing the winter, and piled along the river, was washed away, Leon Brown whose farm is a mile east of town, losihg 21 cords of 16-inch body wood. The sticks followed the center of the stream, going Indian fashion, and it was not long until the possibilities for cheap wood for next winter enter- ed the minds of several men, and the plan ef salvaging the wood with pike po~es as it reached the bridge across Main street wag evolved. Pike poles some twenty ox more feet long were used, the coveted stick being spear- ed from the bridge. In this way sev- eral cords were salvaged. Henry Sanders secured more than two cords alone. The Palouse Milling company ~uf- fered a loss estimated at $300 from the flood, the fish ladder at the d~m~ being washed out and some damage done to the headgates. Friday evening the water begun to recede and by Saturday morning had fallen some three feet from the crest. which was reached about noon Fri- day. Some Damage at Potlatch. A section of the Potlatch Lumber Company Rock creek dam went out early Friday morning, but the dam at the sawmill held, so that no lop were lost. As a precautionary measure. however, the company sent a force of men down and threw a boom across the river above the Palouse Milling company dam at this place, to catch the logs, in case the dam at Potlatch should break. The yard at the Pot- latch mill, with its millions of feet of lumber, was fooded, but the damage wag slight. At Colfax there was considerable uneasiness Friday, reports having reached that city of the breaking of the Potateh dam, and the citizens still recalling vividly the experience of 1910, when an enormous proper- ty loss was sustained because of the floods in the north and south Pa~- ouse. The flood In the south branch had spent itself, however, before the crest in the north branch, Friday morning, and the only damage sus- tained wag in the north part of Col- fax, where some homes were flooded, Floods were general throughout the Inland Empire last week, with con- siderable damage at some points, the Walls Walla district e~pecially. Water High at Harvard. Harvard--All high water marks were washed" away Thursday night, when after forty-eight hours of rait~ and wind, the upper Palouse river and its tributaries went over their banks, reaching the highest stage tu the memory of our oldest settlers. The north wing of the dam across the river above Harvard, built by the Potlatch Lumber company in 1904, was swept away. as was also the bridge across Caress creek, three miles west of town. Numerous small bridges and culverts, being unable to carry the volume of water coming down tlm small streams and gulches, were washed ~ut, a~,~'o', ~sider- able dam .... ' cooler