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April 22, 1921     The Palouse Republic
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THE PALOUSE REPUBLIC mmmmmmm ,5C .9c ~st ~0c f0c .re ~4c ate I5c m i $$$i , VOLU~:E XXV, NO, 6. ER OF 4.8 YEARS CALLED S, A. HUGHES CAME TO PA- LOUSE IN 1873--TAUGHT FIRST 8CH00L IN DISTRICT--REARED death of Mrs. Sarah A. Hughes, occurred Tuesday morning, at home on the Palouse river, a mile town, takes from the commu- one of its earliest pioneers, she seen the passing 0,f 4"8 winters Palouse country/Mrs,~/ Hughes reached the adv~fnced age of 81 and had enjoyed good health the past two or three months, Vhen she commenced to fail. gradual- growing weaker until, at an earty Tuesday morning, she closed her Yes for the last time on the scenes Ef almost a half dentury, death com- ~g in the log cabin where practically [of years in the west had been her ,~ at, and most of her children "where I~lbeen born and had to grown Inan- ~Od and wt)m'mhood. ~rs. Hughes was the ,widow of the e I. I. (Shang) Hughes. one of Pa- tea's early day newspaper men. The nlily came to the Palouse country ~[C~a Kansas in 1873, crossing the Mns hy team, and selecting as a a~e the place on the Palouse river. qtlch the family still owns. There ~at that time no town here and for ~Y years, even after the settlement a~ been started here and up to the ,~le of the building of the Spokane- !W~on branch of the Northern Pa- nic. ~,Ir. Hughes had hopes that the W~ Would be located on~ his/land. Is said to have been that ambition I!eh prompted him to start a second WsPaper in Palouse. in the early ~hties. [r~'Hughes taught the first school ~lS district, in 1874, the few ehil- in tl~e territory gathering at her home, where they received first rudiments of an education. two years after this before a house was built in the district] and in many other ways sl~ part as a pioneer woman to in the progress and development community. Hughes was the mother 9f all but one of vehom, late ~rs. Henry Lemon. survive. William Chambers and Ira"Burbank. Palermo; Arthur Klamath Falls, Oregon; and EldBn, Saskatchewan; In- Dwight and the youngest Mabel. in California. She for many y'ears been a faithful of the Christian church. The w~s held Thursday afternoon the church, the service being b~- the Rev. Maynard R. The service was attended ~ta~y of the early day settlers, live here. Honors-Departing Couple. was the scene of a most de- dancing and card party on evening. The affalr~was in of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lane who leaving Bovill to make their in Palouse, Washington.'~Two engaged to accommodate the" young people dancing the theatre while the old folks pinochle and flinch in the Ma- rooms overthe bank, Supper nerved at 11 p. m. to about two guests. Mr. J, E. Jones. as of the, evening, presented with a set of Community and forks as a farewell The Lanes were old pioneers and will be greatly missed many frlends.~Moscow Star- Faxewell for Teacher. farewell reception was given last evening, at the home of Mr. east of Pa- honor of Miss Neva Drury, of the Berry school during school year. The evening with games and music and refreshments were served by The affair was thor- The affair was at- the pupils of the school as follows: Mr. Ander~0n and family, Mrs. H. Howell and ,family, 'Mr~ C, F," Sawyer and faro- and : Mrs. Presley Turnbow Mrs. C. F, Arnold . o. : BUZZING STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS T POTLATCH 4` ~ Word was received by The 4, Republic over long distance 4, telephone about four o'clock 4`1 4` Thursday afternoon that Sena- 4. 4, for R, C. McCroskey had suf-4, 4, fered a stroke of paralysis at his @ d~ home in Garfield a few minutes 4. previous. While details are 4, 4` lacking, it is understood that his 4, 4, condition is critical. 4, ae Senator McCroskey, who is 4. 4. president of the Farmers Na-4, 4, tional bank in this city, was 4, 4, here Tuesday on business and 4. w uat. 4, is understood that the attack 4.:I 4` came without warning. His 4. many friends in Palouse hope 4` that his condition may not he 4` as serious as reported. 4`[ 4"4`4,4,@4,4,4"@4,@4,4,4,4,4,@], Takes in Coast Country. Leon Brown arrived at home Sun- day evening from the coast, where he had spent some 10 days. He attended the sessmns of Ancient Order of Unit- ed "Workmen in Seattle the first part of last week as a representative from the local lodge, and then spent sever- al days sizing up the coast country, stopping on his way home at Grand- view to visit with a brother, who owns land near the town. While in Seattle he saw L, C, Wheeler and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. ~Vallis, former well known Palouse pioneers, and reports them getting along nicely. Mr Brown says that the Palouse country is in much better condition than the coast, the let-down there, especially in Seattle. after the cessation of war activities, having been something Im- mense, and leaving thousands of men out of work. The Grandview district, in the Yakima yalley, he reports as the most pr~perous place he has seen. with its great diversity of pro- ducts. ROD AND SUN CLUB ENLARGES ITS SCOPE / Affiliates With Other County 0rgani- zations--Would Protect Game Birds and Fish. An enthusiastic meeting of the Pa- louse Rod and Gun club was held at the office of the secretary, G. D. Kin- cold, Tuesday evening, with a goodly number present. It was voted that the organization retain its name and continue to carry out its announced purposes, but that it also work in harmony with associations being formed in other Whitman county towns, for tbe purpose of encourag- ing fishing and hunting and clean and proper sport, but with the strict enforcement of the laws upon all resi- dents of the county. The local club was organized for the purpose of encouraging fish and fishing in the streams of Latah coun- ty, ~daho, and the membership fee was fixed at $5. The club has a membership of 25 local men, with J. A. Comstock president. In connection with the decision to cooperate with other Whitman county organizations, it was announced that an additional fee of $1 will be charged, This will entitle the member to Privileges in the county organization, while the membership fee in the local club will remain the same. The following resolution was adopted at the meeting Tuesday eve- ning: "The object of this association shall be to promote the interest in hunt- ing, fishing and clean sport in the Palouse vicinity by assisting in the protection of game birds and game fish during the closed season, and helping in the enforcement of the game law at all times; to promote the propagation~ of game birds and fish, and to take such steps as are necessary to procure our proportion- ate share of game birds and fish, al- loted to Whitman county, from the game farms and fish hatcheries of the state; to take such action as will encourage the farmers and erveryo~e to protect game birds upon the farms; to promote harmony and goodfellow- ship between all parties at interest; to cooperate to the fullest extent with the county, and state game war- dens, and our county game commie- BIG PLANT IN OPERATION AFTER WEEKS OF IDLENESS--MANY MEN ON GROUND SEEKIN~ WORK~PLANT OVERHAULED The Potlatch Lumher campany's big mill at Potlatch was started Men- day morning after having been shut down stone ten weeks and it is be- lieved that conditions are now such that it will be operated continuously, as it had been until the recent shut- down. The mill is ruuning an eight- hour shift. The bands were started Monday and the gang saws Thurs- day. so that the entire plant is now in operation. The resumption o[ work is hailed with joy by all in the community. It is understood that all the men wh~) remained iu Potlatch while the plant was shut down have been given their jobs again and the remainder of the crew was made up from meil who came in when they heard that the plant was to be put in operation The Republic is in- formed that more than double the number of men needed to operate the plant were on the ground Monday, seeking work. While there has been no matcrial increase in the demand for lamber yet. it is believed that the early ~um- mer will see more activity in build- ing throughout the country. The company has an immense amount of logs ready for the saws and will no1 need to operate extensively in the woods for some time. During the time the plsnt was shut dow~ it was thoroughly over- hauled and every part put In first- class condition. A new blower sys- tem was installed and other improve- mauls made. It is not known what the new wage scale is, but it is under~tood to be somewhat lower than the scale a few months ago and is said to be satisfactory to both the company and the men employed. Conditions did not reach an acute stage at Potlatch during the time the plant was shut down, the men with families all remaining in the town and very few cases developing where therewas actual need, Loc~al com- mittees saw to it that there was no suffering, the needs of those wltbout funds being supplied. 4`4,4"4" 4"4,4,4"4"@@4,@4` 4, @4, LET CONTRACT FOR 4` HIGHWAY TO PALOUBE 4, 4` 4, The state highway comrals-4, 4, sion. on Monday, the 18th, let 4. the contract for the grading 4. @ of the Inland Empire highway, 4, 4, ~etween this city and Garfield. 4, @ a distance of eight miles, to N. 4. 4` A. Degerstrom, a Spokane con- 4, 4, tractor, for~ $87,128. or $10,89.1 4, 4` per mile. The Republic is in- 4` formed that construction work 4, 4. will be commenced, if weather 4. 4, conditions will permit, shortly 4` 4. after the first of May. It is not 4. .~ known where the work will be 4, 4, commenced, but it is supposed 4, 4` it will be taken up at the Gar- 4` 4. field end and continue4 this 4` 4. way. The letting of the con- 4. 4. tract insures completion to Pa- 4. 4, louse the present season. @ The price at which tbe con- 4` 4` tract is let is somewhat gratl- 4, 4, lying to residents along this end @ 4` of the line, as it leaves approx- 4` 4. imately $48,000 of the amount 4* 4. appropriated to be used on the 4, 4` work south from this city to 4* 4. Pullman. Considering the fact 4, 4, that there is much rock work 4" 4* between here and Garfield and 4. but little, if any, between here 4` 4, and Pullman, and aisa that @ 4. there is, one and one half miles 4,I 4. of hard surfaced road extend-4.1 4. ing out from this City on the 4.1 4. highway, the $48,000 should 4.] 4. complete the road some seven 4,I 4. miles toward Pullman. As some 4"] 4. parts of the road between here 4.I 4. and Pullman have not been per- 4.1 4. manently located, it is supposed @l that further contracts will not 4.1 4. be let until next spring. 4. 4* Later-A-The state's engineers 4? 4` will maintain headquarters in @ 4. this ctty during the construction @ 4. of ,the highway. Three office 4. 4. rooms have been secureff on the 4. @ ascend floor of the Security 4. 4. State bank; and it is understood 4. 4.~t.~at t~ Will ~ three eng,- @ SPECIAL VOTE I"'''''''''''''" 4` P0STP01~ CLKAN-UP 4. DAY ANOTHER W~EK 4. UP SATURDAY" " -- 4, The city administration in-4. 4* tends that Palouse shall make a 4. 4` good Job of cleaning up this year 4. 4. and the citizens are heartily in 4. 4, accord with the movement, many 4. 4, places already showing what 4, 4, the rake and the bonfire can 4. 4, accomplish. The weather man, 4. 4, however, has been in opposition 4, 4, to the move and refuses to make 4. 4, any promises for the lmmedate 4, 4` future As a result Mayor 4. 4, Hecbtner asks The Republic to 4. 4,: announce that the matter will 4, be deferred for another week, 4, clean-up days in Palouse to be 4, 4. Friday and Saturday, April 29 4. 4` and 30. If the weather will per- 4` 4` mit the city's teams will call on 4. 4. one of the shove dates at your 4. 4, home for the winter's refuse 4. 4. which is to be hauled to the 4. 4. duml~ ground. Have your tin 4" 4. cans, etc~ where they can be 4" loaded quickly and easily. 4. @ 4. 4` 4` @ 4` @ @ @ 4. 4. 4. 4` @ @ 4. 4. City Council Meets. The mid-month meeting of the city council, held Tuesday evening, was rather an unimportant affair, but little business developing. A few matters of interest were discussed, among which was the proposed ordi- nance providing for the issuance of permits for new buildings within the city limits. EARLY PIONEER OF HARVARD PASSES AWAY C. L. Kinman Dies in Long Beach-- Located on the Upper Palouae In 1885, Harvard. The death of C. L, Kin- man, who posed away at his home in Long Beach, California, on the eve- n!ng of March 2~th, marks the pass- ing of another of our early pioneers, ~vho. with their families left their quiet homes in the east and middle west and crossed the danger-infested plains and mountain fastnesses to assist in laying the cornerstone for the foundation of the great north- west as it stands today. Cyrus L. Klnman was born in Pike county, Illinois, August 31, 1839, and there grew to manhood, being mar- ried in 1861 to Miss Virginia Smith, At the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Kinman enlisted in the 115 Illinois Volunteers, and served throughout the war, holding the rank of captain, his father being colonel of the same regiment. ~md gave his life for his country on the bloody field of Chiea- matlga. At the close of the war Captain Kiaman returned to his home in Illinois, where he remained until the early 7O's, when, accom- panied by his family, they came to the northwest, settling what is now Latah county, near Kennedy Ford, where they resided until 1885, when they came to the upper Palouse, lo- cating on the farm one and one-hal~ miles east of Harvard, when this part of-the country was little more than a wilderness, remaining in our SCHOOL BOARD ASKS NINE-MILL LEVY TO MEET NECESSARY SCHOOL EXPENSES--FACTS ON COST OF EDUCATION. The expense of maintaining the schools in district No. 9 for the next year. according to figures compiled by the board of directors recently, can- not be met without a special levy of a))proximately nine mills, if a few necessary improvements are made, such as installing a heating plant m the south side building, which is ab- solutely necessary, "and doing some much needed plastering in the high school building. Without these: im- provements the ~pecial levy might be held down to eight mills, but the need for the improvements is so great thht the board has decided upon the nine- mill levy. The matter was taken be- fore the chamber of commerce, as stated in The Republic last week, with the figures in detail, and a nine- mill levy endorsed by unanimous vote. A special election has there- fore been called for next Saturday, April 23, for the purpose of submit- ting the matter 'to the voters of the district. The election will be held in the high school building and the polls will be open from one o'clock to five. The efficiency of the schools for the next year depends upon the board, w hich~ is made up of conservative business men. having sufftciefit mon- ey to meet the absolute needs. The election therefore Is, or should be. of sufficient interest [o bring out a go'od vote. * The Cost of Education. In connection wltl~ the election to be hehl Saturday the following paper read by Superintendent Ellis at the banquet given last Friday night by the men of the Methodist Episcopal church, is most timely and gives some illuminatin$ facts, whicb all would do well to consider: Many people believe that the sup- port of education, elementary, sec- ondary and higher, is our chief bur- den. People otherwise well informed are in error in regard to this matter, But what is tbe truth? The fact Is, e~$ucatiou is not a burden. Its cost is practically nothing compared with expenditures in other ways. In 1918, the last year for which we have complete returns, we spent for education in the United States the following amounts: Elementary and secondary, $762,259,154 ; normal schools, $20,414,689; colleges, uni- versities and technical schools, both public and ,priv~tte, $137,055,715; making a grand total of $919,729,- 258. Iu the 50 yflars from 1870 un- til 1920, we paid out for education of every kind. $14,552,796,037. From the beginning of our history untiI~ 1920, we have paid out for elemen- tary and secondary schools, normal Pchools, and higher education approx: imately $16,645,000,000. This amount Includes the cost of build- lngs, equipment and lmproV~meuts, as well as the expenditures for sala- midst until about ten years ago, ries. ~ :[ ~he~ Mr, and Mrs. Kinman leased The amoun aid in sa ie~ ini theirS farm to their sons and went to tp ~r 1918 to elementary and secondary[Callfrnia to spend their declining schools was only $402.298,516 and]years beneath the sunny southern to teachers in other schools, $90,446,-~ skies. 724 ruskin a t a I On Monday March 21st in re . g ot 1 of $492,745.209. '' ' - Making due allowance for any sponse t~ a telegram that their father mistakes that may have been made In returns, the total amount" spent for education in 1918. was less than,a billion dollars. According to govern- ment returns for 1920. the people of the United States spent for luxuries that year $22d00~000.000, more than 22 times as much as they spent for was failing, Mrs. A. E. Dailey, G. H. :and C, R. Klnman accompanied by another brother. Fred Kinman, of Princeton. left for Long Beach. reach- ing their father's bedside a few hours before the end. The remains were placed at rest tn the cemetery at Long 13each on the following Sunday education only two years before, and afternoon. slx billion,s, or 30 per ~ent mare than " Mr. Kiuman was a man well liked we have spent for education in all our by all. t{onest .and square in his history, dealings with his fellow man, he won der the esteem of all whom he met He Some of the items included Un }s survived by hm wife, who had luxuries in th~ 1920 returns and the .... expenditures for each are: . been his faithful helpmate for three s s err m s score years two daughters, Mrs Face powder, cmmetie , p tl e ; etc ............... $750,000,009 Maude Dailey af Harvard; and Mrs. Furs , . 300,000,000 Nellie Sherman of Long Beach and Soft d;inks" ........ .~50,00~,0001 four sons, Gus H. and Claude R., of ...... i .... ~00,000,0001 Harvard; Fred F..of Princeton, and Cigarettes Cigars ............. ...... '~ 1510,000,000~ Alfred of Arlington, Wash., besides Tobacco 00,000,0001a host of friends, both here and at Jewelry " "',i'" ~500,06~,0001 Long Beach, who mourn his demise. Luxurtous'~ s;; " c~e"vt ,.....; .... 3,000,006,0001, M~y the fertile fields with' their Joy rides "qeam~r re~orts ate I rich harvests ,of golden grain, our '' ....'. 7 ....... i..3,000,000,000; modern homes a~ld our flourishing Chewin~ ,,u,~, 50 000 000/cities ever ~ monuments to the Ice eream~ .!.'... , .... ~ 950,000~000[ cour~age an hike Mr, ==- ...... " -' IKlnman' tl 0f tConUnu~l on P a~ ~.) . t ethar da~va .._ ,~11~ 22, 19~1. ...... ~ - ~.,, .i.,,. , SEEK JOINT RAIL RATES IN STATE- WOULD C0~EL BETTER CON- NECTIONS WHERE ROADS IN- TF-~SECT--SHORTEN GRAIN HAUL FROM PAI~U~E TO COAST A. A. Lewis of Seattle, member of the state public service commission during the administration of the late Governor Ernest Lister, was in Pa- louse Tuesday in the Interest of the Growers and Shippers Traffic Bu- reau, which is being organized throughout eastern Washington. The t purpose of the organization is to protect the interests of Its members in relation to rate. traffic and trans- portation matters. The membership includes, individuals, firms and corpo- rations, as well as commercial bedim, The real object of the organization is to aid tn securing the establish- ~ ~-'~'~ meat of joint rates and physical con- ~ .; ::.i noction between railroads at all / points in eastern Washlngton where two roads cro~s or pass through~ the same towns in the grain distrlets. The department of public works ha~ served complaint against the railroads in the state, with & View to ~' ( bringing about the above eonditiou~ ~: and a hearing will be held at a~t early date. Mr. Lewis is.loolking af- ter the interests of eastern Washl~g- ton in the matter. The department, in i~ complaint, declares that upon establishment t3f adequate and sufficient interchange " facilities, as set forth in Its eom- plaint, just, fair and reasonable rat~ should be established from all l~inte Upon the lines of carriers concerned by shortest routing through the in- terchange to be ,ordered and nece~ sary to public convenience. Palouse grain producer~ and busi- ness men are especially interested ia t he establishing of a ph~eal eonnee- , tion at Roealia by the Northern ciflc, and Chicago, Milwaukee & Paul. Arrangements for intare~ of cars at that point would, ~ord- ing to Mr. Lewis, shorten the rout' .- from here to Seattle by more than one hundred miles, and would resalt in a considerable saving in freight to i the Palouse wheat grower. If the policy indicated hy the com- mission is caried out, eastsrn~ Wash- ington shippers will be able to route their grain to the market~ they pre- fer. through the gateways establ~- ed, at rates based on the shortest line haul for the distance, plUs a matter of a few dollars per car difference be- tween a Joint rate and a oneqlne haul. The shipper will be able send his grain to preferred markets reached by a line on which he may not be located, througl~ the physics! connection between the lines at in, tersecting points, which will be an immense advantage to the ~rain growers of eastern Washington. Long detour hauls will be eliminated to a great extent. The establishment of Joint and proper connections is of importance to the farmers of district and the matter will be taken up by the Palouse chamber of ecru- ~ "merce at the meeting Saturday, so that the influence of the may be back of the public works in its effort, Bring Hom~ Trolflfi~, G. B. Joslin and Mrs. C. H.' Ames brotight home trophies from the rag* istered shoot of the Walla Walla Gun club, at Walla Walls Monday and Tuesday. In fact Mr. Joslin was in the money all the time and went } through the shoot with a r~oord Of ' 94 per cent. placing him among the top-notchers, He was the winner of' ~ a hand~ome set of Community silver ware. Mrs. Ames brought home a ~' third trophy, an attractive electric i lamp, in the ladies' conte~t. Mr. altd i Mrs. Ames, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Lynch and Mr. Jeslin were tn from Palouse. Accidental Shooting Came Truman Cash, son of Mr. F. E, Cash of thls elt row Jury S~lnday rifle which