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w ii S :s and fl this yem ~pecial f, ..... .21 ;er 20c ice 25c THE VOLUME XXV, NO: 8. PALOUSE cRoP PROSPECIS BESl F~ALL WHEAT PROMISES BIG YIELD---SPRING SEEDING NEAR- LY COMPLETED--SHOULD BE A °-PROFITABLE CROP. While the Palouse country has never had a crop failure and its -t)OOrest crops are better than the I~est crops produced in many other Whe'at-growing districts, it has. with its good years, some years that are, better. This year promises to be ore of the better kind. if anything C~tn be judged from the crop pros- i~ects at ti~o beginning of May. ~armers who have tilled the Palouse Soil for many years say that they lla'Ve never before seen the fall Wheat come through the winter inI aS: good condition as this year, It j has a good growth, stands thick on the ground, and with any ordinary] SUmmer conditions should return to tile farmer a decidedly profitable Crop. The acreage of fall wheat is at least up to the average. "~:The past week. following some weeks of wet weather, has favorable for the farmer and almost all of the spring seeding is ~Phe, the total of fall and spring ~,~ain making a heavy acreage. It is ~any years since the Palousc soil has held such an abundance of r~ois- t~re as this year, which also adds to tile crop prospects materially. 35¢ So certain is the Palouse farmer 0~ a crop, especially when cor~di- t~ons are as favorable as this season, $1,00 .tt~at he is not worrying about that $,4}0 [~ture at all, but is wondering what ~lce he will receive per bushel for wrier 51s grain this fall If any fair price 450 ":I'S paid, the crop will be a more "' | !~0fltable one, many farmers say, "~1 ~n last season's crop. The seed- ~ is being done at much less ex- llllq)~se than a year ago, and it is be- ~~eVed that the expense of harvest- ~¢~@4~ ~gthe ci'op will be 'correspondingly -~ ~ .] Wheat Price Advances. IH With the exception of one or two !ittle set-backs of a few cents, the pries of wheat has advanced during L '?i~i~ the past ten days and all varieties are selling well above a dollar a bushel on the local market. The price offered Thursday was $1.08 1r Red Russian, $1.10 for club and 12 - • • Ior forty-fold. There is still =¢OriSider~ble wheat held by local ~he ~ [~ers, perhaps 20 per cent of the tense lil ~atlre crop. Occasional sales are ~[ Qde, espGci~lly among the small Sp0rtUt ~ elders, but the more extensive farm- ere are inclined to hold. at least un- til next month. Palouse Defeats Viola. ~_ Tbe Palouse Star club defeated the ~d. 250 ~iOla base ball team on the Palouse ~Ounds Sunday by a score of 18 to I, A good sized crowd witnessed the hams. m to li' --- Planning' for Men,oriel Day. S$~At the regular meeting of Major • k~der~on Post, G. A. R., which will held next Tuesday afterrmon at 2 9'clock at the National Bank hall, e ¢eraraittee from Hayton Post, Ameri- Can Legion, will be present for the q~rpose of working out plans for the ~roper observance of Memorial day. ~4e local G, A. R. members feel that zey are unable longer to assume the tlrden of arranging and carrying out ~e program as they have in past ~s, and desire to shift the responsi- llity to the younger shoulders. Sinking Prospect Hole, Interest in the coal prospects on Palouse river, in the Cedar Creek has developed to tbe point Spokane parties are said to be a five-foot shaft, on the old Morris place. The leases on a of farms in the vicinity are by Paul Bockmier Sr.. of this County Asseucr ViLits Pale use ('musty Assessor J. M. Klemgard ~u Palermo Monday to take up matters with his local fieM dei;- .uther-Barnes. Mr Klein- has recently been delivering ad- arious parts of the county and it is probable that be made for him to here at an early dat~ Fie PALOUSE in detail where the tax men- goes, ~ving to the taxpaye~ some which all should have. BOARD NAMES SOME TEACHERS Such of Present Corps as Wish to Re- main Are Reelected. At a meeting of the school board of District No..q. held Monday eve- ning, those of the present teaching corps who wish to remain for an- other year were revlected. The sal- ary scale adopted for the next year is practically the same as that of the] present school year. So far the j board has not elected a superinten-1 dent, high school principal or prin- cipal of the South Side school, but it is understood that there are appli- cants for these positions who are , under consideration. The teachers elected and their po- sitions are as follows Mrs. Lucy peck, sciences; Miss Avis Anderson, home econmnics; Miss Wilton Freley, languages: Miss Fae Shipley, sixth grade: Miss Emma Dykes, fifth grade; Miss Bess Couey, fourth grade: Mrs VanEtten. third grade; Miss Ruth Witmer. second: grade; Miss Susannah Barber. primary. This Week's R~ublic Delayed. Linotype trouble of a particu- larly aggravating nature is respons- ible for The Republic being delayed this wcek._and is also responsible for a curtailment of news. Fmnzen Gets Commission. Edwin Franzen. son of Mr. and Mrs. J0K Franzen, well known pio- neers of the Eden Valley district, has just received hi~ commission as sec- ond ,lieutenant. Franzen, who is at- tending Washington State College, is colonel of the cadets, and last sum- mer. during vacation, was an in- structor at the Presidio. in California. He has been offered a position as in- structor at Camp Lewis, which he may accept. Harland Burgess, an- other Palouse boy, son of 1~. F. Bur- gess who lives northwest of town, is lieutenant colonel of tbe ~r S. C. cadets. ONE SHOE STORE GOES ANOTHER TAKES PLACE H. A. Luesing Retires From Business After Many Years---Thee. Lue- sing Opens New Store. ~ne of the quickest deals o[ any consequence recorded in Palouse re- cently was made Saturday when H. A. Luesing, pioneer shoe dealer, dis- )osed of his stock to a Portland firm. The stock, much of which was the .accumulation of many years in busi- ness. was packed the first of the w~ek and shipped to Portland. Within 48 hours after the deal was Wade. how- ever, Thee. Luesing, who had been associated with his brother, leased the front room in the Shields block, for a repair shop and shoe store. He has one of the most complete repair outfits in the Palouse country and is already doing business. He has also placed his initial order, for s]loes. H. A. Luesing started in the shoe blusiness in 'Palouse more than 20 years ago and developed one of the largest exclusive shoe stores in the Palouse country. ~'or the past 18 months he has been in poor health, and has been compelled to spend much time away from his business. He is one of Palouse's most loyal citizens and his many friends will be glad to know that he has no inten- tion at present of leaving her. He will, however, spend much of his time in the open, in an endeavor to regain his health, and will be in- terested to some extent in the shoe business which his brother i¢ open- ing up. His immediate attention, he informs The Replublic. will be given to reorganizing Palouse's band. Thee. Luesing, in addition to his shoo business, has taken over the agency of a number of insurance com- panies from C. H. Knapp who, with the passing of the H. A. Luesing shoe store, where he has made his head- quarters for many years, has decided to retire from active business. T. L Fields Buys Ranch. The E. C. Smith farm of 80 acres, mat west of town, known as the former John Powers place, has been bought by T. J. Fields. proprietor of the City YIarket. The consideration is not made public. Mr. Fields will build a slaughter house on the place and will use the land for pasture for livestock. Mr. Smith has not yet de- cided what he wtll do, but may re- main in Palouse. He will hold a sale of his personal effects Saturday af- ternoon at the farm. PAZOUSE. WHITMAN COUNTY• WASHINGTON. REPUBLIC IMPORTANT ROAD MATTERS UP SATURDAY--J. B, SANBORN HERE /'Road building is a live subject just now in Paiouse and the sur- rounding district, with work on thel I long-@eferred Inland Empire high-J way under way practically at the city limits, and with a considerable sum left from the appropriation above the contract price for construction between this city and Garfield, and with a strong possibility of having the road built on through to Pullman to connect with the completed high- way at that point either this sum- mer or next. There is also the local the proposed Donahue road from here south to the Idaho state line. which the farmers in the dis-" trier are eager for and which the chamber of comerce is backing. In order that the community may be bet- ter informed on road matters. Com- missioner J. B. Sanborn has been in- vited to be present at the chamber of commerce luncheon Saiurday, the 7th inst. to talk roads, and it is des- iced that all members be present• An invitation is extended to interested farmers to be present, especially those who have signed the petition for the Donahue road from this city south, a distance of four and one- half miles. At a meeting of the chamber last Saturday, a resolution urging the county commissioners to cooperate with the state highway commission looking to an early completion of the Inland Empire highw~ty to Pull- ]nan was adopted. Among other matters taken up and acted upon was the responsibility of the chamber of commerce In matters of entertainment in the city, dis- tussles of the coming chautauqua, which will be held June 13 to 17, inclusive, making this a live issue. Although almost every member of the chamber is a guarantor ~n the chautauqua contract, it was decided that the chamber, as an organization cannot sponsor the chautauqua, but that a separate organization must be formed, as has been done in previous years. On motion of A. P, Murray, a permanent entertainment commit- tee was named by president Northrup, matters of entertainment to be taken up through this committee. The president named Mr. Murray, R. L. Smith, W. F. Morrison, E. E. Boone and A. J. Webi~ter on this committee. Dr. H. J. Smith, a new member of th.e chamber, was called upon and spoke regarding the work of the chamber of commerce and expressed appreciation of the cordial welcome Palouse had extended to himself and family. Senator R. C. McCroskey was pres- ent and was called upon. The sen- ator was very much alive in spite of his recent serious illness, and soon took up matters of highway construction, he having been one of the original boosters for the Inland Empire highway. It is easy tO be seen that he expects to keep on the job until the hig~vay is connected up at Pullman. He urged that PaI- ouse cooperate to this end. Pa- louse'S attitude in the matter, which is favorable, was explained to Mr. McCroskey by R. L. Smith of the highway cmnmittee. Anti-Tuberculosis League Meets. The annual meeting of the Whit- man county anti-tuberculosis league was held Tuesday at Colfax. Mrs. A. P. Johnson of Garfield was elected president and Mrs. George A. Weldon bf Colfax, vice president. In the list of directors are Mrs. &da Oderlin and Mrs. Minnie McClellan'i0Y this place. It was decided b~,.:the;meeti~ag to re-[ tats the servic~s~-:~h',pilb~c,health 1 nurses, Miss Mm~::~,sp~'~i :~0unty] nurse and Miss Lt~ 'atellnett, ] school nurse. A memberslfllx: drive will be pu~ on in September to fi- nance the work of the league. Woodmen at Lewiston. Some 40 members of Star Camp. No. 9% Woodmen o? the World, at- tended the W. O. W. homecoming at Lewiston Monday. There were more than one thousand members of the fraternity present and the vis- itors were royally entertained bY the Lewiston people. i ~M~rs Viai~ in Spokane. • B. 1;'. Wells and daughter, little Mtes Mary, are vislt~g with friends in Spokane this week, • ~L . MAY 6, 1921. ENTERTAINS ROUND TABLE CLUB Interesting Session Held at Home of Mrs, B. F. Wells. MRS. ft. P. DUKE IS HONORED Brid~e Party Given by Mr. an~ Mrs. G. B. Joslin at Legion Hall. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Joslin enter- tained at Legion hall Tuesday night in honor of Mrs. 3. P. Duke, who will leave shortly for her new home in Olympia. The evening was spent at bridge, there being nine tables, and the affair was one of the most on- A most delightful time was spent joyable and elaborate social events Thursday afternoon, when Mrs. B. of the season. The hall was pro- F. Wells entertained the members of flusely decorated with flowers and the Round Table club. together with presented a most attractive appear- ance, a number of guests, at her home on Mrs. D. M. Dudley and Ralph WANT HIGHWAY COMPLETED PALOUSE CHAMBER DELEGATES TALK PLANS AT P~ MEETING FOR FINISHING ON INLAND F~PIRE HIGHWAY Notwithstanding reports to the contrary, Palouse and Pullman are working unitedly in an effort to N- Church street. Club was called to or- der by the president, Mrs. C. L. Peru- herren. Much amusement was af- forded by the members responding to roll call with original jingles and no small amount of talent was dis- played. The program for the coming year was presented-and accepted. -After the business session a most interest- ing paper, prepared by Mrs. Ann~ Wiley, on "Antiquities of the North- west." was read by Mrs. Pemberton. A review of American poets was then taken up, a brief sketch of the life of each was given, and several read- ,lags from the productions of each I given. ]k review of the life of Eugene Fields was given by Mrs. Wells, with the readings, "The Rock-a-by Lady," and "Good Children ~treet." Mrs. J. M. Risley reviewed the life of Alice Carey and read "The Pictures of Memory Hall." Mrs. J. C. Throop pre- sented a review of Whittier's life and read "The Eternal Goodness." Mrs. Geddes reviewed the life of Longfel- low and rendered the readings, "Ships That Pass in the Night," and "The Children's Hour." Mrs. Pemberton gave a review of Paul Laurence Dunbar and read "Be- yond the Years." and a selection in dialect entitled "Engelina." Mrs. Les- ter Daily presented a review of Lowell and the reading, "The Court- in." A social hour was spent with chat- ting and music and delicious re- freshment were served by the host- ess at the close of the afternoon. Will Reorganize BRad. The Palouse Concert band which was for :everal years kno~:n as one of the best lands in the Ihtand Em- pire, Is to be reorganized and reju- venated, all of which will be good news to the community generally. Whe, the war came on the members of the band scattered all the way fromCamp Lewis to Francs and it has just been recently that enough mu- sicians were rallied in the community to reorganize the band. Th~ reor- ganization work has been undertakbn ,~y H. A. Luesing who, perhaps, bas i~ad more to do with.the success of Palouse's band c, rganizations in the past 20 years than any other person. The work was started Tuesda; night at a meeting held at the Auditoriv.n., The Chamber of Commerce has pos- session of all of the high priced in- strunlents which were purchased some six •)'ears ago, sO all that is nee.ted now is the players. : ~ "Establishing Road C~mpa ~. ..Construction camps have bp~ es- tablished along the lino of the In- land Empire highway between here and Garfield during .the past week, with the principal camp on the Hughes place, just north of town, where the big rock cut will be. Sup- plies are being bought and men and teams secured, preparatory to com- mencing work by the first of next week. Many farmers who have com- pleted thelr" spring work,~will work their teams on the road {totAl the farm work requires their attention again. DEATH CLAIMED MRS, M, E, BEACH THIS MORNING Mary E. Beach, prominent pioneer resident of Palouse, passed away at an 6arly hour this (Friday) morning, at the family home in the south part, of town.::: Death follows a long lllne~ ~ud was not unexpect- ed. Mrs. Bea~h~had lived_in Palouse since 1874"and was-78 years of age. The funeral will he held at 10:30 Monday morning from the home of her sister, Mrs. J. A. Bloom, and the body will be taken to Spokane for interment by the side o£ her l~us- band. the late E. N. Beach. ] A more extended account of the life activities of Mrs. Beach will be .published in next week"s Rep~tblie. cure an early completion of the In- Greene were awarded the first prizes land Em ire hi hwa between the and Mrs. Allan Lamphere and D.D. P ~ g. Y Harshman the second rize- ,~o_.o I two towns, believzng t~at because of ',ations went to Mrs p E;wa~'dUW:lthe shortness of the connecting link ..~ ..... L . . "I to be built, and the importance og the t~urleson ann Dr. D. ~. l-iarvlson, i .......... ,. ._ -- aoi~ • .......... i, ~h ....... i nlgnway tO tne traveling pUPilS, gne " se2ed'~[Yf;ho:t:~: ............. I road should be finishedduring the ...... x ..... _ [present l~kennlum, So that there ,~ ~ might be united action in the matt~.- ~ / It is Now Captain Ankcorn l a committee fro t .... • ~ m ne vatouse Chain- 1 Word is received here that Charles~ber of commerce, consisting of R. L. Mco~k~Ot,h," eldit:t son of IV.. H. An.-I Smith. chairmanof the highway corn- *~ r o ts c ty, has recetveu ntS[mittee A P Murr- ~ -- ~#--'" , ; • • ay, W. 1% ~orrz- commission as a captain in the Unit-[son M D McPherson, O D K e • ..... in atd~ ed States army. Captain Ankcorn is with the army of occupation in Germany and is accompanied by Mrs. Ankcorn. He entered the army at the beginning of the war with Ger- many as a second lieutenant. Done Late, But Done Well. Last Friday and Saturday ~ound some improvement in weather con- ditions and as a result the residents, aided by the city's men and teams, did a pretty thorough job of clean- ing up, at least so far as old tin cans and refuse of a like nature was concerned, giving the city a much neater appearance. ~/Tn hrec Palousers go Straight. last Sunday's event in the In- land Empire trap-shooting tourna- ment. F. O. Slaght, H. L. M|ller and O. E. Lynch shot 25 straight, while G. B. Joslin dropped one, which is unusual for him. The tournament will be closed next Sunday with a big double shoot. The Palouse-Col- fax team still holds fourth place. JUNIOR BANQUET WAS OELI6HTFUL AFFAIR Senior Class, Faculty and School Board ~utertained--Program - Of Toasts is Feature. The annual Junior banquet, given last Friday night, at Masonic hall, at which the members of the senior class, the high school faculty and the members of the school board, were the guests of the junior class, was carried through in a manner befit- ting the occasion, as the big social event of the school year. The dining [tall was beautifully decorated with cut flowers and covers were laid for 63. Following the dinner, which was served at 7 o'clock, the toasts were given, Olen Andrew, president of the Junior class, acting as toast- master. The toasts and responses were as follows: "Class of-1921," Olen Andrew; response bY Joe Langdon, president of the .clm~. "Superinte~ndent Ellis," Dale~:lMkes; response by Mr. Ellis. "The' School Board," Eva Denning; response by Dr. Walter Farnham. "The Faculty," John Ankcorn; re- sponse by Professor Maxwell. "Cap- tain of the Football Team," Horace Keeney; response by Theodore Miller. "Captain of the Basket Ball Team," Marvel Olsen: response by Dean Ickes. : Wit and wisdom mingled in pr~pc:. proportionS in the toasts and rc- SI)onscs. Following the banquet and toasts a short program was given by the juniors which was highly enjoyed. Class Play May 16 and 17. The senior class play, which prom'- ises to be the big event of commence- meat week. will take place Monday and Tuesday evenings, May 16 and 17. at the Auditorium, when the $4 nl'embcr~ of the class will present '"['he Hurdy Gurdy Girl." The se- lection of this play is said by persons familiar with it and with the class to be an unusually happy one and an evening of real entertainment may be looked forward to. The in- terest is already sufficient to Justify the announcement of two nights and it is believed the seating capacity will be taxed on both nights. More eomplote announcement will be made next week, C H Lebold and J. B. Dudley, met with the Pullman chamber, at the weekly lunchebn Tuesday. An account of the Pullman meet- ing is given in the following dispatch from that city: Boosting early completion of the Pao louse to Pullman link of the eastern division of the Inland Empire high- way, five men, representing the Pa- louse chamber of eommerce, v~aite4 the chamber of commerce today. The visitors went on record emphaticall~ as favorable to the early completion of the 12-mile stretch of state high- way and promised every supportto the campaign launched by Pullman for completion of the road within the next two years. The visitors denied statements re- cently made that the Palouse chamber of commerce is more desirous of get- ting a four and one-half mile Don~ abue road to connect Palouse with the Idaho state highway and give it an improved road to Moscow than the state highway, Palouse to Pullman. "Certainly we want the ~Dona~ue road." one of their spokesmen amid, "but most important of all is the Pullman-Palouse road, and we are going to bend every effort to get it as soon as possible," He pointed out that there is not a Donahue road within 10 miles of Pa- louse, that Palouse is the largest town in the couuty without an im- proved highway artery, and that the completion of the Pullman-Palouse highway would place Palouse on the main highway between Lewiston and Spokane, with the probability that much of the travel would come their way. "There is absolutely no division of road sentiment in the Palouse cham- ber of Commerce," said W. F. Morri- son. "We stand solidly for the com- pletion of the eastern division of the Inland Empire highway at an early date, and any statements that" tbe completion of this road is of second- ary importance to us are the result of a misconception of our senti° merits." This statement was reiterated by every member of the delegation, MAY COMPEL OONNEOTION8 zo~ ,omm~p~0 ~on~o~uI Uouuoo Cleaner Residence I~trict t.~-the Tuesday evening meeting of the city council an ordinance was introduced and passed the first read- ing, requiring all property owners within a certain radius, which cov- ers the principal residence sections of the city, to connect with the sew- er, if they are in a sewer district. Where they are not in a sewer dl~- tract, a sceptic tank must be in~tall- ed, accol'ding to the provisions of the ordinance. The ordinance will go far toward overcoming a condition which Is un- satisfactory, and will undoubtedly be favored by a majority of cltl~ne. The council paid the usual month- ly grist of hills, which footed lip several hundred dollars. Potlatch People to Norway. Potlatch, May 4,~---Mr. and Mrs. S. Alsager and little ~ left Potlatch yesterday for a trip~.:£~eir old home at Bergen. Norway. They will spend some time visiting in the states hnd have their passage booked on the steamship StavangerfJord which leaves New York city on May 2Ttlt, Mrs. Louis Cleon will time to sail on the turn tb