The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: April 14 1916

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment, Arthur Bull of Idaho county has instituted action in the district court for divorce from his wife, Lola Bull.

The complaint as filed would indicate that things have not been entirely lovely in the Bull family. It is claimed that the wife cursed and abused the husband at her own free will. The action for divorce, however, indicates that he never really learned to like the treatment. It is stated in the complaint that she threatened to poison him, and to "put a spider in his grub."

The Bulls were wedded in Illinois in 1914 and have lived in Idaho for some years, owning real estate in Idaho county.


B. Norris Blake, a well known resident of the Harvard district, died at the home of his brother, L.W. Blake, at Clarkston, Sunday morning [April 9], after a lingering illness with cancer of the stomach. He had been brought to this city several weeks ago, and last week, after it had been found that his case was hopeless, he was taken to his brother's home.

Blake, who was about 50 years of age, had lived on his place 11 miles northeast of Harvard for 25 years. In addition to the tract of deeded land, he had a number of mining claims, and had devoted practically all of the years to an effort to develop these properties, some of which showed considerable promise, but because of lack of capital had not been developed to a paying stage. Blake had never married and had lived entirely alone during the 25 years, mingling but little with others. For the past several years he had spent the harvest season on the prairie earning money to keep him during the year and to enable him to work on his mining properties. He had always been hopeful that he would be able to develop the properties to a point where they would yield him an income during his declining years. He was a well educated man, and spent much time reading, having a considerable fund of information. His life had been a most lonely one.

After he was brought to Moscow, and the physicians had informed him that his days were numbered, he deeded his property to George N. Lamphere of this city, one-fourth of the property to go to his relatives, one-half to be used in developing the partly developed mining property, and the other fourth to Mr. Lamphere for handling the property.

Mr. Blake was buried at Clarkston, Tuesday.


A.G. Eng of Spokane and Miss Isabelle Curley of Potlatch were married Friday, April 7, by Judge Morgareidge, at his chambers in the court house.

Carl E. Wynne and Ozni Z. Bartlett, both of Moscow, were married Saturday, April 8, at the Christian parsonage by the Rev. George Fowler.


Marriage licenses: C.E. Wynne to Ozni Z. Bartlett; A.A. Eng to Isabelle Curley; Edwin Nicholai to Lucy Horton.


Harvard--A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Butterfield, April 9th.


Troy--Born, April 3, 1916, on Burnt ridge, to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harris, a daughter.


Kendrick--The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Fruchtl of Tekean, died at the family home on March 31, the cause of death being pneumonia.


Kendrick--Died, in Kendrick, March 29, Mrs. H.N. Nelson, after an illness of several years duration.


Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hendrickson are the proud and happy parents of twin daughters, arrivals at their home, 842 Maybelle avenue, Thursday morning [April 13]. The little misses weigh 9-3/4 and 8-1/2 pounds respectively.

Submitted: 11/27/05

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