The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: January 21 1921

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

San Francisco--Departing for five years' service in Rangoon, Mr. and Mrs. William W. Bell, of Moscow, sailed from here Saturday aboard the China mail steamer on a combined honeymoon and missionary pilgrimage. Mrs. Bell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Miller of Sebring, Ohio.

This is Mrs. Bell's first trip to the Orient although her husband has spent many years for the Methodist missions in India. He is a graduate of the Garrett Bible Institute of Chicago, while she obtained preliminary instruction for missionary work at Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky.

The young couple have the advantage of being able to remain aboard the China for the entire ocean voyage, as this is the first scheduled extension of the China Mail Company's service to Singapore. Heretofore the "turn around" of the company's vessels has been at Hongkong but the increasing trade demands of the Strait Settlements for American goods has caused the expansion of the service. From Singapore the Bells will proceed to Rangoon by a small coastal steamer.

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A member of the Odd Fellows fraternity for 57 years, Fred Chapman has died at Colfax. He was 84 years old and had resided in the county seat of Whitman county since 1878. He joined the Odd Fellows at Oregon City in 1864 and was among the oldest surviving members of the order. At the expiration of 55 years membership he received the honorable veterans' jewel with appropriate ceremonies.

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Thorn Creek--Friday evening [January 14] about thirty neighbors brought well filled baskets and pleasantly surprised Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Mix, the occasion being Mr. Mix's birthday. The evening was spent in songs, games and cards and after lunch was served the guests departed having had a most enjoyable evening.

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Juliaetta--The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bowen died Monday night [January 7] at 9 o'clock and was laid to rest in the local cemetery Thursday.

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Cora--Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krasselt had a baby girl added to their family January 10th.

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Cora--Mrs. Grace Clark gave a surprise dinner Sunday [January 16] in honor of her husband's birthday.

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Mrs. Louisa Riley passed away at her home in the north part of Moscow early Sunday morning [January 16]. Funeral services were held from the church of the Brethern [sic] Tuesday forenoon, at 10 o'clock. Interment was in the Whelan cemetery, four miles north of Pullman.

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Charles Lussier, assistant cashier of the Moscow State Bank, has just returned from Seattle where he was called by the funeral of his father, O. Lassier [sic], who died in California January 5. The body was sent to his former home, Seattle, for burial, he having lived in Seattle for 15 years. Mr. Lussier was 69 years old. He suffered an attack of influenza last year and never fully recovered from it. He leaves his widow, two sons and a daughter. The sons are Charles, of Moscow; and Victor, of Lead, South Dakota. The daughter is Mrs. Wyatt Upper and she lives in Seattle.

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A surprise party was given in honor of Wilfred Kelley at his home on Elm street, on the evening of January 17th, it being his fifteenth birthday. Games, dancing and boxing constituted the entertainment after which refreshments were served. Young Kelley received many presents.

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Word has been received in Moscow of the death of Mrs. Dr. F.H. Schell in Concinnati, Ohio, on January 1. She was the mother of Prof. Mabel H. Schell, formerly of the University of Idaho. Mrs. Schell leaves besides her husband, four children, three sons and a daughter. The two oldest sons, Dr. Howard F. and Dr. Robert M. Schell served with the army in France during the late war as captains; Mr. C.R. Schell, the youngest son, and Mabel H. Schell. The latter was connected with the Romance Language department of the University for four years, acting as head of the department the last year, but was called home last April to care for her parents who were both failing in health. Her many friends here regret to learn of her bereavement and extend their heartfelt sympathies.

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The funeral of Harry Rader, who was killed in a local mill here several days ago, was held Friday from Grice's chapel and interment was in Moscow cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. The Odd Fellows of Moscow took charge of the funeral arrangements and attended in a body. After the services at the chapel the Odd Fellows took charge at the cemetery and the services were according to the Odd Fellows' ritual. Mr. Rader was a member in good standing of Custer Lodge, No. 13, Miles City, Montana. Moscow Odd Fellows took complete charge of the funeral arrangements although deceased had never been in the Moscow lodge room.

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Mrs. Mary Ellen Stewart Shoudy, in whose honor the city of Ellensburg was named, is dead. She crossed the plains from Kentucky in 1865 and had resided in Washington more than half a century. In 1872 her husband bought the store known as "Robber's Roost" on the present site of Ellensburg and as the settlement grew named the town in honor of his wife. Phillip J. Schmitt, another pioneer of the Inland Empire, is dead at Spokane. He settled on a ranch near Medical Lake in 1880 when Colfax was the nearest trading point.

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An effort to secure the release of Dr. C.K. Hinkle, from the insane asylum at Orofino through a writ of habeas corpus in the state supreme court, is to be made by A.L. Morgan, attorney for Hinkle, who was sentenced to two years in the asylum by Judge Edgar C. Steele, of the district court, last Saturday. Hinkle is a veteran of the world war, and had practiced medicine at Troy, in this county, for many years. He was charged with being "addicted to the intemperate use of narcotics or stimulants to such an extent as to have lost his self-control."

Mr. Morgan has prepared his brief and application for a writ of habeas corpus and sent it to the supreme court at Boise today. He asks that the case be heard on Saturday, February 5. He contends that the statute which empowered the district judge to the insane asylum, is unconstitutional and raises a point that it is believed has never been raised in Idaho on a similar case, but has been decided by the supreme court of California. Attorney Morgan contends that the Idaho statute was copied "word for word" from the California statute with the single exception that in California there is a "superior court" and in Idaho the term "district court" is used. He contends that the probate court alone has jurisdiction of cases such as that of Dr. Hinkle. The outcome of the case will be awaited with interest by many attorneys for, if Attorney Morgan's contention is right, it is claimed many inmates of Idaho institutions will be released, if similar proceedings are brought in their cases.

[See below under Henkle.]

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Rev. Daniel Gamble, one of the substantial residents of the Moscow country, was a pleasant caller on the Star-Mirror office Thursday. The Rev. Mr. Gamble settled in Latah county in 1880 and was the third man to subscribe to the Star-Mirror when it was started as a daily. The history of Moscow is closely associated with the life of this man. The Presbyterian church was established in this city by him in 1881. "The town was little more than a lane in those days, Mr Lieuallen's oat field on the west side of Main street and John Russel's flax field on the east," said Rev. Mr. Gamble. "Many a time I have staked my horse on the grounds on which now stands the court house."

Rev. Mr. Gamble is now 64 years of age, and he and his wife live on his farm just beyond the cemetery. They have seven children, all of whom are living, two sons at Genesee, and John, Lola, a teacher in the Crystal school, near Weiser, Elizabeth, attending high school at Genesee, Margaret, who is at Victoria, B.C., and Bert and James who are home on the farm.

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Thorn Creek--We all had such a good time at the Hardtime dance [January 22] that we decided to don old clothes again and surprise Anton Olson on his birthday. This took place Tuesday night [January 25] when about sixty neighbors and friends gathered at Mr. Olson's home and made merry. The costumes again were very evident of hardtimes. Prizes were given to the most original and best costumed gentleman and lady, the lucky two being Fred Hove and Mrs. Sam Jensen. The evening was spent in games and cards, and at a late hour refreshments were served. Those present were: Anton Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gensen [sic] and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gordon and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Adams and family, Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Mix and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Hordemann and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mortenson, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Iverson, Mr. and Mrs. Delano Nichols and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kraut, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Narum, Carl Selland, Carl Kizer, Clarence Borgen, Melda Olson, Fred Howe, Pete Christianson, Bessie Olson, Evelyn Tesch, Henry Olson, Martin Sten, Ernest Hordemann, William Christianson, Harry Herod, Bertha Weinman, Carl Weinman, Herman Weinman and Emil Weinman.

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Freeze--Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Daugherty were given a surprise dinner at their home Sunday [January 23] in honor of Mr. Daughterty's birthday. The members of the party were Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Morris of Palouse, Mr. and Mrs. R. Morris and Mr. and Mrs. V.T. Morris.

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Freeze--Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Nagle January 13, a son.

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Genesee--Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lorang, of Lewiston, suffered the great misfortune of losing their little 15-months-old daughter, Dorothy [Lorang], from a fatal accident, which occurred at their home Sunday afternoon [January 23] at 1 o'clock.

The little girl had been placed in a "jumper" and was playing and romping with another child upon the floor when the hook, which held the "jumper" broke and the spring by which the jumper was suspended fell, penetrating the child's skull.

She was taken immediately to a Lewiston hospital, where an operation was performed, after which she regained consciousness and recognized her parents, but her condition was extremely critical from the first and she passed away Tuesday morning.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning.

Mr. Lorang is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lorang of Genesee and the family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

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Bethel--A fine baby boy was added to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elder January 18th.

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Marriage License--John B. Calen and Hilma Swanson, both of Troy.

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Dr. R.W. Barstow, who came here to take the practice of Dr. H.J. Smith, dentist, has suffered the double bereavement of losing his wife and young baby. The baby, a son born a few days ago, died and Wednesday Mrs. Barstow joined their baby in death. Mrs. Barstow had remained at Coeur d'Alene and Dr. Barstow was called there several days ago. He telephoned friends in Moscow of the death of his wife and son. He will return to Moscow and take up the work from which he was called several days ago. He expects to make Moscow his permanent home.

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Sunday [January 23] was the fifteenth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Gustafson, whose fine farm known as "Sunnyside," a short distance west of Moscow is one of the model farm homes of Latah county, and the worthy couple were treated to a surprise party during the evening by a large number of their friends. During the day relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Gustafson had been guests at their home and the day had been pleasantly spent. But in the evening about 7:30 a large crowd from Moscow in sleighs and automobiles invaded the home and took the family by surprise. After spending some time in social converse and congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Gustafson upon having reached the fifteenth milestone of wedded bliss, Probate Judge Adrian Nelson presented the worthy couple with a beautiful cut glass bowl the gift of the unbidden guests. Judge Nelson made a touching presentation speech, telling Mr. and Mrs. Gustafson of the esteem in which they are held by those who have known them for so many years. The invaders brought well filled lunch baskets and refreshments were served, after which the younger folks toasted marshmallows in the big fireplace. Those present were:

Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf Johnson, Miss Julda Johnson, Walter Johnson; Judge and Mrs. Adrian Nelson, Miss Helen Nelson, Rudolf, Ernest, Victoria, Einer and Donald Nelson; Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Peterson, Miss Wilma, Miss Irene, Seward and Glen Peterson; Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Olson, Miss Hilma Olson, Miss Silean Olson, Gustaf Carlson, Miss Nora Guastafson, Ardie Gustafson, and Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Gustafson.

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John B. Calen and Miss Swanson both of Troy, Idaho, were married at the office of Judge Nelson on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 22. They will make their home at Troy where the [unreadable faded portion]. Miss Lillian Skattaboe and John Canham were witnesses at the ceremony.

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Sheriff Woody brought Dr. Henkle, of Troy, to Moscow for examination on charge of being addicted to drugs, and he will be given a hearing before Judge E.C. Steele, of the district court Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dr. Henkel [sic] has been here on a similar charge before but was released. Prosecuring Attorney Nisbet started action to have Dr. Henkle's license to practice medicine in Idaho cancelled under a statute that permits this action where physicians are convicted of using drugs to excess.

[See above under Hinkle.]

Submitted: 01/13/09

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