Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Adams County Makes the News - Council Journal #1

Council Journal est. 1901
Issued every Thursday by L.S. Cool, Publisher and Proprietor
G.T. Burrows, Editor.

August 14, 1902

Everybody has an idea of what builds up a town, but only a few people know what kills one. To enlighten those who may be ignorant on this latter point, we reproduce the following remarks.

Town killers are classified into nine separate bunches as follows:
First, those who go out of town to do their shopping.
Second, those who are opposed to public improvements.
Third, those who prefer a quiet town to one of push and bustle.
Fourth, those who imagine they own the town.
Fifth, those who deride public-spirited men.
Sixth, those who oppose every movement that does not originate with them.
Seventh, those who oppose every movement that does not appear to benefit them.
Eighth, those who seek to injure the credit or reputation of individuals.
Ninth, those who take the town paper and do not pay for it.

July 10, 1902

Council-Long Valley Road to be Completed in Three Weeks
Twenty men and five teams. That is the force Superintendent Henry Camp will put to work for the next three weeks in building the road to Long Valley. Mr. Camp has placed his order with the local committee for supplies, hardware, and powder. The hardware had to be ordered from Weiser and will be here on Saturday. The viewers and the superintendent started up the road Tuesday to definitely locate the road. Construction work will begin Monday next and will be pushed as expeditiously as possible. It is confidently expected that the road will be completed in three weeks from next Monday. The Long Valley people have practically completed their portion of the road.

July 17, 1902

Council, Meadows, Warren, Lardo and Thunder Mountain Stage Line. Connects with P. & I. N. train at Council daily, making travel continuous from Weiser to the Meadows. Connects at Meadows with stage for Grangeville and all Salmon River points, and also with stage for Lardo and Payette Lakes. Tickets on sale at the Overland Hotel, Council Idaho. Marion Crowell, Proprietor.

June 5, 1902

Wanted: a good home for a baby, two and one-half years of age, enquire of Mrs. Belle Phillips, at the Overland Hotel.

July 17, 1902

Go to S. Haworth & Co. for tents, tarpaulins, shovels, picks, pick handles, axe handles, axes, mortars and pestles, gold pans, fishing tackle, salmon eggs, and anything else you want except Thunder Mountain Dust.

July 10, 1902

Frank T. Mathias and family left Monday for Warren where they will remain until September. Mr. Mathias and son Royal have several lumber contracts that will keep their sawmill busy until the snow flies.

July 10, 1902

Al Jewell left yesterday for Meadows where he will oversee Hank Bolan’s haying crew. Al has assumed an air of austerity since his promotion. Even Bolan will have to take off his hat as this autocrat passes by.

July 17, 1902

To the Editor, Council Journal:
Understanding that whooping cough is epidemic in your town and vicinity, and, in some instances, proving fatal, I herewith enclose a general treatment for the disease which I have used for years without a single failure. Simply in the interest of the little sufferers I have written this treatment, and if you deem it available for your columns, it is yours to publish. Respectfully submitted, J. R. Foremen, Weiser, Idaho, July 14.

WHOOPING COUGH by Dr. J.R. Foremen

The general treatment should be: Keep the patient warm (not too hot); woolens should be placed next to the skin, and at night the patient should sleep between blankets when the weather will admit it. It will be found beneficial to protect the chest with a piece of flannel, and during the most severe paroxysmal period to place over the chest a piece of brown paper covered with mutton tallow and well sprinkled with ginger. During the convalescence, syrup of wild cherry is the best tonic. All through the attack, flaxseed and ginger tea should be allowed freely. (A prescription which I have used in very many cases without a failure may be found at the drugstore of Mr. Jorgons at Council, Idaho, and is free to those wishing to use it.)


  1. I can imagine that the whooping cough treatment was adhered to pretty closely.

    What would people of that time given for the vaccination programmes we have today?

  2. At least you're fortunate not to live in one of these places.

  3. Hi Martin & Dominic: Sorry to be so late in responding--yesterday was very hectic!

    Martin: A whooping cough outbreak sounds bad, doesn't it!

    Dominic: But I always play guitar with an ice cream cone in my pocket! Wow--that's some collection of laws.


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