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THE NEZPERCE HERALD
Thursday, January 9, 1919. W. P. Conger & P. W. Mitchell Editors and Owners Entered af the Nezperee, Idaho, Post office as Second-Class Mail Matter. MOHLER BOY HONORED FOR BRAVERY IN ACTION. Corporal Elmer Ralstin Sustains Glory of Home and Country in Argonne Fighting. Corporal Elmer Ralston, 361st Infantry machine' gun company, 91st division, was cited for brav ery and efficiency in the Argonne drive, according to a letter re ceived by Miss Irene Anderson, of Olarkston, says Sunday's Lewis ton Tribune. Corporal Ralstin is the sou of Mr. and Mrs. A. L.Ralstin, of the Mohler section. He tells with a real "punch" the experiences of going through the fire, the num ber of losses in his company, look ing over at the enemy guns firing bullets in his direction, climbing of a church tower in a French city and other thrilling experiences of the latter days of the fighting on the western front. His letter, in part, is as follows: "I got a citation on the recom mendation of rny company offi cers from divisional headquarters for bravery and efficiency in the Argonne drive. 1 sure went thru some great hornet's nests of ma chine gun bullets, and woi-st of all barrages of high explosives which 1 can tel] about better than write ; and you can believe me, 1 got all 1 want of it. It was a hard life, but a great experience and I don't re gret that 1 had to go thru it, but 1 am sure ready to return to the good old U. S. and home. "I haven't any desire to live in this foreign land, even if people have treated us in pretty good style. "The Flanders front was an easy thing beside the Argonne. We were able to get straw to sleep on and most of the time in some building, while in France we laid on the ground or in a hole for pro tection. "The cities the 361st took are not far from here. First the town of Mortegem and then the mere important city of Audenard,whci we were billeted in the prison Int er. While taking that town'Roy Drake was wounded. "The Germans had fine obser vation of our advance for two or three miles and I don't see how if was our losses weren't heavier. Nick Klaus and I climbed up a big church tower that was a fine observation post. There was a winding stairway inside the tow er of 265 steps. Quite a climb, but well worth it. The Germans shelled it and the city after they left, so part of the tower was bad ly torn up. A number of big shells that failed to explode were lyin in the town, which wouldn't hav left any tower if they had gone 0 î 1 '■ off. "The engineers built two bridges across the river before they could cross. The Germans blew up the first one. Where some of the troops lay they could see the guns on the opposite hill side that were firing at them. The last day of real fighting wo bad two of our boys killed and eleven wounded. The last afternoon that we were in the Argonne drive, one sue;I killed three and wounded two. I don't remember just what our ( asuaides were, but something like 10 or 11 killed and 35 wound ed. Some of the wounded may have died, but at that we can con sider our company very lucky." District Court Terms for 1919. In the district court of the Tenth judicial district of the state of Idaho, in and for the counties of Nez Perce, Idaho and Lewis. In the matter of fixing the terms of court for the year 1919 of the above entitled court : f It is hereby ordered that the .terms of court for the above dis trict for the year 1919 he held at the following times and at the county seats of the respective counties above named as follows, to-wit: At Lewiston, Nez Perce coun ty, February 10th, June 16th, Oc tober 27th. At Orangeville, Idaho county, April 7th, September 1st. At Nezperee, Lewis county, May 12th, October 6th. Each of said terms to convene at 10 o'clock a. m. on said respec tive dates. Done at Orangeville, Idaho, this 7th day of January, 1919. 2\v Wallace N. Scales, Judge. Trade with NEZPERCE HARDWARE CO. and save money. » Ü- CENTRAL RIDGE NEWS lift Wm. Ingram returned lust Wed nesday from Cutup Lewis, ora ml reception was given for him by his mother on his return. A number of the farmers went to Peek Monday to attend the bridge meeting. Most of them re mained over night. Mrs. Galloway was on the sick list last week, but is reported to be able to be up again. The many Central liidge friends of Mrs. Mat Hausier are glad to know she is recovering from the influenza. Miss Davis of the Liberty school was ill and dismissed her school for three days last week. Newt Kirby of Peek went to the Ilidge Sunday. The telephone meeting held at the Liberty school house last Sat urday was well attended by the farmers. Frank McGee is moving this week. W. li. Galloway, of Nezperee, is hauling bean straw on a truck from his ranch near steele to Nez A perce. Lillian McGee is visiting her brother, Frank, this week. Jack Rugg and Ed McGee took a truck load of fat hogs to Nez peree Monday for Chas. Coon. Mrs. Lizzie Ransicr and daugh ter, Eleanor, are visiting with Mrs. Ransier's mother, Mrs. Will Ingram. Reporter. Stockholders' Meeting. The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Nezperee Hotel Oo., Ltd., will be held in the Nezperee Ho- ( j tel on Monday, Jan. 13, 1919. C. W. Kettman, Secretary. When you can't get your -work clone anywhere else, bring it to I Doggett's—they can do it. j Are You Open-Minded? The average American is open-minded. American business is con ducted by true Americans of vision, open-minded men who believe in their country and strive to meet their country's needs. The men in the packing industry are no exception to the rule. The business of Swift & Company has grown as the na tion has progressed. Its affairs have been conducted honorably, efficiently, and economically, re ducing the margin between the cost of live stock and the selling price of dressed meat, until today the profit is only a fraction of a cent a pound—too small to have any noticeable effect on prices. The packing industry is a big, vital industry—one of the most important in the country. Do you understand it ? Swift & Company presents facts in the advertisements that appear in this paper. They are addressed to every open-minded person in the country. I The booklet of preceding chapter« in thii story of the packing industry, will be mailed on request to Swift it Company Union Stock Yards - - Chicago, Illinois Swift & Company U. S. A. £ ■ j Notice of Sale of Estray by Sheriff. Public notice is hereby given that Thursday, the 20th day of Febru ary, 1919, at the hour of 11 o'clock a. . of said day at .lohn Schadt's place on the liod Pfeiffer ranch, 11 miles northwest of Nezporre, in Mohler pre cinct, in the countv of Lewis, state of Idaho, I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, for cash, lawful money of the United States, the following described estray animal, to wn t : on ni with mealy weight One dark Jersey heifer, nose, coming two years old; about 000 pounds; no brands or marks visible. Dated at Nezperee, Idaho, this 6th day of January, 1919. 32-4 A. W. Mitchell, Sheriff Lewis County, Idaho. Notice of Sale of Impounded Stock. is hereby given, that under and by virtue of . the impounding or- . dinances of the village of Nezperee, j Idaho, I have taken up the following, animal found running at large within said village: j One bay gelding, aged about 12 yrs., weight about 1100, dim brand on left stifle, indistinguishable; wire right fore leg. And notice is further given, that on j Saturday, the 11th day. of January, i 1919 at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m., af the village pound of the village of Noz perce, Idaho, I will sell said horse to the highest and best bidder for cash to pay the costs of taking up, sale and ; feed on said animal. Dated this 1st day of January, 1919. j * A. Farmer, Poundmaster. j Notice cut on Stockholders' Meeting. The annual • meeting of the stock- | holders of the Farmers State Bank wi;l he held at the office of the Farmers State Hank <fti Monday, January 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m. 20, C. W. Kettman, Cashier. Try the new dray line by Her Phone 7538 or bert Doggett. 4638. tf. it NOT SHARING BUT GIVING THEIR ALL ■ the loot of Mt. Ararat clutter the Amemans, this day the seat of the Oatholikos, or head of the Annemah ohuron, to I had visited the day before I went to Kanakar. t ; to jjjj gj — < I Kanakar was a "sample" village where about 50 orphans were receiving relief from the American Committee. The place itself contains about^00 mud houses of the conventional one-story type. It is entirely agricultural,, havi g manufactures. Into 210 of these houses refugees K journey from devastated Armenia have been taken, to the total number ol about 1000 persons, mostly women and children, of course. I no If it had not been for the charity of the poor villagers to whom the snut ten refugees have turned, the tale of Armenian dead would be nearly double its present total of a million. These people who in their poverty have shared their all are the really great givers toward this cause. No momentary impulse of o enerpsity has led them to contribute what money they could spare ; they have given of their homes, their fires, their food, their clothes, and have done continuously. No honor roll of these givers is kept this side of the pearly so gates. The plan oforphanrelief is simple. It is the rule of the Armenian Com mittee in Erivan to give no money to men or women, except the latter be ser iously ill ; work it does provide for a few adults by its wonderful industrial establishment. For one child out of a family of orphans, it provides a stipend of six roubles monthly, increased at the time of our visit to ten roubles, owing to the depreciation of the rouble ; which is now worth less than 10 cents. ^ Each case is investigated by men trained in the mission schools of the Armenian Board, some having been ministers or professors back in Armenia. This relief work, I found, will stand the acid test of the Associated Charities or of the Rockefeller Foundation ; for there is a system in it all, down to the minutest detail. Nobody need fear that Armenian relief funds are either wast ed or given to the undeserving. WILLIAM T. ELLIS, Swarthmore, Pa. This space paid for and contributed by DeMOUDE'S CITY DRUG STORE. [fînCKKKKKKK. H K mot ÏTK ■ A Proclamation By the President of the United States For more than three years American philantliropy has been a large factor n keeping alive Armenian, Syrian, Greek and other exiles and refugees of Western Asia. On two former occasions I have appealed to the American people in behalf ' 1 these homeless sufferers, whom the vicissitudes of war and massacre had ■rought to the extremest need. The response has been most generous, but now the period of rehabilitation L at hand. Vastly larger sums will be required to restore these . , once prosper ous, but now impoverished, refugees to their former homes than were required merely to sustain life in their desert exile. It is estimated that about 4,000,000 Armenian, Syrian, Greek and other war sufferers in the Near East will require outside help to sustain them thru the winter. Many of them are now hundreds of miles from their homeland. The vast majority of them are helpless women and children, including- 400 00 orphans. The American committee for relief in the Near East is appealing for a minimum of $30,000,000 to besubscribed January 12-19, with which to meet the most urgent needs of these people. 1 I, therefore, again call upon the people of the United States to make even more generous contributions than they have made heretofore to sustain th f "" ter m0nths ^ 08e ' wh0 ' ™<m S h no fault of their own, have "Î a n§ : shelterless condition, and to help restablish these basis * d SOrCly ° ppressed people in their fona «r homes on ft self-supporting THE WHITE HOUSE WOODROW WILSON^ This Space Paid for and Contributed by THOMTS & JAMISON 00., bo.