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Subscription, $1.50
Official Paper Lewis County
Circulation, 1,400
Vol. 21, No. 32
National Leader Passes Away In
Sleep Early Monday Morn
ing.—Funeral as Plain
Oyster Bay, Jati(. 6.—Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt died in his
sleep early today at his home on
Sagamore hill in this village.
Death is believed to have been
due to rheumatism, which affect
ed his heart.
The colonel suffered a severe
attack of rheumatism and sciatica
New Year's day, but none be
lieved that his illness was likely
to prove fatal.
The former president sat up
.most of Sunday and retired at
11 o'clock last night. He came
to his home on Sagamore hill
from the Roosevelt hospital on
Christinas day, but a week later
was stricken with a severe attack
of rheumatism and sciatica, from
which ho has been suffering for
some time. The rheumatism af
fected his right hand and it be
came swollen. He remained in
his room and efforts were made
to cheek the trouble.
Cable messages and telegrams
of condolence, from fellow eoun
trymen of high and low degree,
and distinguished citizens of many
nations, were pouring into Oyst
er Bay tonight by the hundred.
Tim death of Colonel Roosevelt
is believed by the physicians who
attended him to have been hasten
ed by grief over Quentin's death,
coupled with anxiety over the ser
ious wounds suffered by Captain
Archie Rossevelt while fighting
in France.
Theodore Roosevelt was buried
Wednesday as a plain American
citizen, and not as former presi
dent of the United States, in ac
cordance with his own wish. Hi'
ll od y was laid to rest in a plot of
his own selection in the village
cemetery not far from the Saga
more Hill which he loved so well.
The only funeral rites were the
simple Protestant Episcopal ser
pi vice, read by the rector of thé
little country church where he
had worshiped with his family.
There was none of the pomp and
circumstance associated with the
passing of great men.
Of Dutch ancestry, born in
New York City on Oct. 27, 1858,
in a house in East Twentieth
street, the baby Theodore was a
weakling . He was one of four
children who came to Theodore
and Martha Bijllodh Roosevelt.
The mother was of southern stock
and the father of northern, a sit
uation which during the early
years of Theodore, Jr's, boyhood
was not allowed to interfere with
the family life of these children
the Civil days.
A few months after his grad
uation, Roosevelt (married Mliss
Alice Lee of Boston. She died
in 1884 leaving one child, Alice,
now the wife of Representative
Nicholas Longworth of Ohio.
1886 Roosevelt married
Edith Kennit Karow
York, and to them five children
were born—Edith, now the wife
of Dr. Richard Derby, and four
sons, Theodore, Jr., Kermit, Arch
ibald and Quentin.
The public career of the man
who was to become president
began not long after he left col
lege. His profession was law but
the activities that were to come
left him no time in which to prac
tice it. In 1882,1883 and 1884 he
was elected' to the New York
state assembly, where his efforts
on behalf of good government and
civil service reform attracted at
tention. When the republican
national convention of 1884 was
held, in Chicago, he was chairman
of the New York state delegation.
The Colonel 's military title was
gained through his having organ
I ized and being given the command
jf of a regiment of "rough riders"
f which had a brief but strenuous
experience in the Spanish-Ameri
can war. The organization of
this regiment might be considered
I a result of Col. Roosevelt's- acq
uaintanee with western riders and
their customs during his two
years' ranching experience in
North Dakota.
Returning from the Cuban bat
tlefields, Col. Roosevelt was made
governo!- of New York state, and
in 1900 he was elected viee-presi
dent of the United States.
Called to the White House in
1901 after President McKinley
had been assassinated, Colonel
Roosevelt, 42 years of age, be
came the youngest president, the
of New
United Slates has ever had. Three
years later he wag elected as presi
dent by the largest popular vote
a president has received.
Thus Roosevelt, sometimes call
ed a man of destiny, served for
seven years as the nation's chief
magistrate. In a subsequent de
cade the fortunes of polities did
not favor him, for, again a candi
date for president—this time lead
ing the progressive party which
he himself had organized when
he differed radically with some
of the policies of the republican
party in 1912—he went down to
defeat, together with the republi
can candidate, William Howard
Taft. Woodrow Wilson, democrat,
was elected.
Ralph Brockman Killed In Action.
Ralph E. Brockman is another
old Nezperce boy who made the
throw of Hunism. This sad news
came last evening in the following
brief note to John Gehrke and
family, old neighbors of the
Brockmans during their residence
southwest of Nezperce:
Creston, Wn., Jan. 6-18.
Mr. John Gehrke and Family:
Dear Friends : We received the
sad message yesterday telling of
Ralph being killed in battle. We
don't know where, when nor how.
Hope soon to find out something
Y ours,
Mrs. Win. Brockman.
Ralph was the eldest son of Dr.
W. O. Brockman, now of Texas,
-• Jfei
and a.nephew of Win. Brockman,
and both families were among the
best known and omst respected
citizens of this community, hav
ing formerly resided on the old
Brockman homestead about six
m-iles southwest of Nezperce.
Ralph was one of the most pop
ular students of the Nezperce high
school during the two years he
attended that institution and
graduated with the class of M3,
the other eight members of which
We re, Misses Beulah K. iCarey,
Genevieve Nelson, Myrtle L
Mitchell, Mamie E. Stellmon, and
Messrs. John M. Booth, Floyd S.
„ _ „ „ YT
®°/ s ^ or ^. me '
^ )a - v Linder, a former - czpei °e
boy. anc ^ a member of the . s
Eivision, cabled his wife in 1 ••os
aer . ^ 11 •> tinder date of Januaii
2 that they were that day taking
Map at Brest, France, lor lie
good old L. S. A.
^ ls ne '' s > coupled vit i ie
statement by the department that
P 1 ^ 1810 ? was a ™ on g* e
troops scheduled for early return
ewis eount\**rela
' , n f the consider
th is common
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Next week you will be asked
ta contribute to the Armenian
relief fund. Be ready with a
liberal donation.
Rowe, Vonley J. Miller and Les
lie A. Baskett.
He is the second son Dr. Brock
man lost in the service of his
country, a younger brother, Ivan
Brockman, having died at sea of
while enroute to
France with one of the last con
tingents of American soldiers.
A Luncheon for You.
The workers of the primary de
partment of the Community
church will serve a cafeteria lunch
at the church on Friday, Jan. 10,
fyom 5 to 7 p. m. This is for the
purpose of purchasing chairs for
the department.
The following menu
served :
Meat sandwiches, 5c; scalloped
potatoes, 5c ; salad, 5c ; baked
beans, 5c; pie, 5c; eoffee, 5c; and
jelly and pickles free.
Don't miss this chance to get a
good lunch and help the good
will be
Wounded In France Oct. 8, Suc
cumed Oct. 9.—With Second
Engineers.—Blow Falls
Hard On Parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rowe yester
day received a message frôm the
war department that their son,
Carroll Lee Rowe had died of
wounds on October 9.
message, sent by Senator John H.
Nugent in answer to a request for
information, stated that the re
cords disclosed that Carroll Rowe
had been slightly wounded in ac
tion on Oct. 8, and when the wires
A former
yesterday conveyed the
words, the blow was almost un
bearable by the mother of the
young here.
Carroll Rowe was a member ol
Co. E, Second Engineers, and
went into the thick of (he fray
with that organization in the ini
tial American drive at Chateau
Thierry the first of last June,
here that Cecil Cox was killed
June 7 and Bascom Billups
was wounded on the night of
June 11—both Nezperce boys. Il
seems that this regiment was hold
in almost continuous action right
on thru the American advance to
the grand finale before Metz.
The deceased was one of the
nine Nezperce boys who joined
as volunteers the old Orangeville
National Guard company ujts be
fore our nation entered the war.
This unit of the Second Idaho was
later merged with the regiment
into the 116th Engineers, and on
reaching France over a year ago
(he 116th was divided up and all
of the Nezperce contingent, ex
cepting John O'Connor, was plac
ed in E Company, Second Engi
neers. The -record of this organi
zation stands out among the fore
most in hard finghting and valor
ous deeds.
Carroll L. Rowe was born June
14, 1888, in North Carolina and
came west with his parents who
settled first in the Palouse coun
try, and then to Nezperce prairie,
where they homesteaded their
ranch northeast of town. He grew
to manhood here and received his
education at the district and Nez
perce schools. Besides his father
and mother he leaves four broth
ers and three sisters—Arthur and
Claude Rowe, of Delia, Alberta ;
Floyd and Roy Rowe, Mrs. E. L.
Schnell and Misses Blanche and
Marie, Rowe, all still residents
of this community.
In the deep sorrow of this high
ly esteemed family the community
bows its head in silent sympathy,
but thru the mist of tears we see
standing on yonder shore another
whose passage thence was the
hero's—one who is glirified by
account the ^ ea4 *i of Mr.
Robinson, and in the interest of
the immediate settlement of the
estate, all bills and accounts with
the Nezperce Roller Mills are due
January 1.
Please call on uS and settle on
or before January 10.
Nezperce Roller Mills.
dertaking for humanity the world
has known iscne Christ accepted
the way of the cross.
Joe Baldus Returns With Bride.
Joe Baldus, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Karl Baldus, pioneer and highly
esteemed farmer family of this
vicinity, went to Portland recent
ly and on December 30 quietly
closed a ease in Cupid's court
which had been pending on the
calendar since Joe spent a season
at work in that city about a year
ago. The blushing bride was Miss
Alma Brown, and the happy pair
returned to the Baldus home here
last Friday to take up their per
manent residence.
Since their return Joe has been
confined to his bed by an attack
of influenza, though no serious
complications have appeared and
his condition today is reported as
Red Cross Workers Wanted.
About ten sweater knitters and
ten sock knitters are wanted by
the Red Cross knitting committee.
All work that is out should he
finished by the first of February.
This call is urgent and those
who will help, the committee will
be grateful if you call by phone
and notify them.
Mrs. J. G. Wright,
Mrs. W. J. Smith, Com.
Community Church Crowded Sun
: day Night to Honor Dead
Heso.—Address By Rev.
Martin and Bascom
Honoring the soldier who gave
his life for humanity and in sym
pathy for the parents who gave
their boy to their country, the
people of this neighborhood filled
the Community church to over
flowing Sunday night and heard
two addresses that made the oc
casion lastingly impressive—one
by Charles Bascom Billups, who
himself felt the steel of the Hun
on the blood-drenched fields of
Europe, and one by Rev. Claude
B. Martin, who with equal zeal
and loyalty did his best among
those- required to remain at home.
O. C. Pennell presided as master
of ceremonies, and musical num
bers which gave sweet tenderness
to the solemn event were rendered
by the church choir and Mrs. C.
J. Skinner, with Miss Cargill as
piano accompanist.
Basil Yates, son of Mi\ and
Mrs. Charles W. Yates, of this
vicinity, died on October 8, from
wounds received in the drive thru
tlhe Argonne forest in FraiAe
when the 91st Division covered
itself with everlasting glory.
■emarks dej hatred by
Charles Bascom Billups on this
occasion were more in the nature
of a narrative of his and other
American soldier's
at the front, but it wgs vividly
and impressively told and absorb
ed by the audience with intense
interest. It will be given in en
tirety in next week's Hearld.
beautiful and
merited tribute follows:
We pay tribute tonight to Pri
vate Basil Yates, who was killed
serving his country. We honor
him. This community will always
remember him as one of its he
roes who fought in the great ar
my of freedom against a giant foe
who put might before right. We
revere his memory. We are here
to sympathize with his mother and
father and brother in their ab
sence. The mother and father,
sturdy loyal, righteous, loving
Alnerican citizens, have sacrificed
all within their power to sacrifice
for freedom and America.
A son who was to have returned
and given comfort in old age will
not return. How great the price
we have paid for democracy! But
had we sacrificed a thousand
tilnes the number (hat we did—
had every city and village been
razed to the ground—the price
Would not he too great, if that
sacrifice had left a few with the
true American spirit—with a vis
ion of brotherhood, democracy—
moving forward, conquering the
wrong and injustice in the world.
How proud we are tonight to say,
"1 am an American citizen!"
From the time the Pilgrim fath
ers set foot on Plymouth Rock
until our "boys" smashed the
German military machine, we
have been fighting for certain
ideals and standards. Have we
Won these? If we have, Basil
Yates' death is not in vain—that
sacrifice is not too great.
This war has cost us ten billion
dollars and we have not gained a
dollar or a foot of ground. What
have we won?
(1) We have won democracy
and freedom. The ideal of liberty
and freedom beats in the heart of
every man. For a long time Amer
ica had stood alone in saying,
"All men are created free and
equal and have certain rights—
to enjoy life, liberty and the pur
suit of happiness." Today the
World is saying this.
America was first to de
clare that governments derive
their just powers from the con
sent of the governed. The world
today believes in this democratic
form of government. This we
have won.
( 2 )
Nearly a hundred years
ago Uncle Sam said; "No foreign
power had a right to a foot of
American soil." The world has
caught the idea and is saying:
"No nation has a right to molest
another; nation, small or great, as
long as that nation is minding its
own business."
(4) We have won justice and
righteousness and brotherhood.
' (5) AVe have won permanent
No son will ever again be
called upon to leave the plow, to
give his life for his country. The
world is at peace. Nations will
mould their guns into plow shares
and their gun-carriages will dec
orate our public parks.
(6) We have taken a step to
ward the league of nations. This
must and will be accomplished.
This war has taught us that all
human kind is one community.
We are all knit together—our in
terests, our hopes are one. The
voices of the world are saying to
night: "iWe are people together
and nothing that concerns human
ity lies outside the interest of any
one." The community of the
world is a fact. The league of na
tions is a present hope. The vic
tory is won. Our part is to ma
ture thq fruits of victory.
The old world is dead and de
stroyed. Basil Yates gave his life
that this might be. ''He has
fought a good fight; he has fin
ished his course; he has kept the
faith; hence is laid up for him a
crown of life," The building of
the ''new world" begins. May
the building be as stalwart as the
inc Nezperce..426
Red Cross Christmas Roll Lewis
Ind. Sch. No. 1
Winchester ......
Kamiah .
Vollmer .
Reubens .
Steele, (Central Ridge)
Mohler .
Sch. Dist. No. 26, SW of Nezp. 72
Russell !...
.... 67
No. 33, N. of Nezp... 61
Forest .
Sch. Dist. No. 32, NE of Nezp. *.
Sch. Dist. No. 18, E of Nezp... 26
Sch. Dist. No. 15 (Alpine). 24
Sch. Dist. No. 11, SW of Nezp 18
Sch. Dist. No. 19, E. of Nezp... 12
. 32
_ I
Total .
Official Announcement That Dist Di
vision Listed for Early
Washington, .Tan. 4.—Demobilization
of the army is approaching its final
phases with the breaking up of the pom
bat divisions in Ibis country and the
issuance of orders for early return of
(lie first three.fighting divisions from
General March, chief of staff an
nounced today that General Pershing
had designated the .10th and 37th (na
tional guard) and the 91st (national
army) divisions for early return
home in the training camps 40,.500 men
held intact, had been ordered dis
The three) overseas divisions with
headquarters troops of Major General
Heed's second corps, also designated
for return, total 83,000 men. General
March said that including these div
isions, the total number of men avail
able for discharge was
1,379,000 nn<l
that 40,491 officers and 030,3(50 men
had been mustered out up to
The chief of staff also disclosed that
tlio war department was preparing to
take into the regular army under the
proposed reorganizaI i on
serve and temporary
records during the »war show them to
be fitted for professional military life.
Official records of the war depart
General March
H vision,
plan those re
officers whose
mont announced by
that the first regular
the first unit to arrive in France, land
1917, and that the last
ed in -Tune,
American division to land was the 8th,
Between these dates
n October last.
! ortv divisions wer 1 sent overseas, tin
advance elements of each being landed
as follows;
2nd division; Septem
26th; November, 41 nd; December,
August. 1917,
nd; March,
May, 82nd,
27th, (ith, 33rd, 30th
41st; Februrary,
5th and 3rd; April, 77th;
35th, 28th, 4th,
and 80th; June, 78th, 83rd, 89th. 92nd,
yotIi, 37th 'and 29lh; July, 70th, 79th,
91st and 36th; August, 85th, 70th, 81st,
88th, 39th, and 40th; September, 87t,h,
84th, 86th, and 34th; October,
and 38th.
by General Per
The 91st ■ division
transportation boni"
hard, sanguinary service
Flanders and a number of its units
sa w
wore selected to accompany King Al
bert into Brussels.
The division was mobilized at Camp
Lewis and after a period of training
was taken overseas by Briga
dier General Frederick S. Foltz.
The division is made up of the 181st
166th field
and I82nd brigades, the
artilliery commanded by Brigadier
General Edward Burr, former engineer
of the western department of the army,
326th, engineers, the 91st headquar
ters troops and the 346th field gun
It had a wartime strength
ant western unit.
of 37,000 men and was the prodomin
End of Mosesism Brings Sigh of
Relief.—Republicans Control
State Offices and Legis
The inauguration of the fif
teenth Idaho legislature and state
officials-elect took place Monday
at high noon with simple but im
pressive ceremony. It marks the
passing of a democratic adminis
| (ration of two years and the ush
ering in of a republican one.
The bourbons lose control of both
branches of the legislature and
the state government including
all governing boards. During the
next two years the republican
party will be given an opportuni
ty to demonstrate that it is able
to give to the state a government
that is satisfactory to the people
as a whole.
Republican power in the state
government and legislature was
first shaken for fnany years, four
years ago and Governor Alexand
er, democrat was elected gover
nor. The republicans still held
control however, but two years
later with President Wilson at
the head of the ticket, the demo
crats were swept into power car
rying with them both branches
of the legislature and sufficient
number of state officers to con
trol the administration. The non
partisan leaguers disrupted their
ticket at the primary at the last
election and the republicans over
whelmingly and disastrously de
feated the leaguers at the gener
al election in November, again
coming into power.
The following are the state of
ficials who took the oath of of
fice at the inauguration before
a joint assembly of the legislature
Monday :
Governor—D. W. Davis, Am
erican Falls.
Lieutenant Governor— C. C.
Moore, St. Anthony.
Seretary of State—R. O. Jones,
Auditor, Edward G. Gallet,
Treasurer—John W. Eagleson,
Attorney General— R. L. Black,
Goner d'Alene.
Superintendent of Public In
struction—Miss Ethel E. Redfield,
State Mine Inspector—Robert
N. Bell, Boise.
The relative strength of the two
parties in the two houses stands
as follows ; Senate, republican 29,
democrats, 12; house of represen
tatives, republicans, 45, demo
crats, 19. Officially the republi
cans are credited with 30 senators,
but this is due to the fact that
Senator St. Clair of Owyhee coun
while elected the republican
ticket, is a democrat and will af
filiate with that party.
Arranging- for Lewiston Packing
Harry ('. Cranke, our auctioneer
returned Tuesday of this week
from Grangeville where he was in
consultation with Seth Jones and
other prominent stockmen of Ida
ho with a view to getting every
thing ready to commence floating
the stock and securing ground for
the new packing plant to be built
at Lewiston. This will be the big
gest asset Camas and Nezperce
prairies and the lower country
have ever had.
The stock will be sold to the
stockmen, farmers and business
men of this country and an expert
packer will be employed to man
age the plant.
The main reason of this move
Is that shipping live stock so far
and paying heavy freight rates,
standing the heavy shrinkage in
shipping and bruising will be
eliminated, and also that when
these state highways are in we
can take a truck load of hogs to
town and be back in half a day.
Every one in this country is in
tcrested in the project and great
praise is due to Seth Jones and his
launching such 'an undertaking.
Address Public Tonight.
W. P. Pritchard will deliver
an address at 8 :30 to-night at the
Community church on behalf of
the Armenian relief fund drive
which extends through next week.
Music for this evening's meeting
will be furnished by the Brethren
church choir.
Everybody is urged to go out
and hear the story Mr. Pritchard
has to tell. It's very much worth

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