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
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
"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
"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
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,
At Lewiston, Nez Perce coun
ty, February 10th, June 16th, Oc
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
Done at Orangeville, Idaho, this
7th day of January, 1919.
2\v Wallace N. Scales, Judge.
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
Miss Davis of the Liberty
school was ill and dismissed her
school for three days last week.
Newt Kirby of Peek went to the
The telephone meeting held at
the Liberty school house last Sat
urday was well attended by the
Frank McGee is moving this
W. li. Galloway, of Nezperee,
is hauling bean straw on a truck
from his ranch near steele to Nez
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
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Nezperee Hotel Oo.,
Ltd., will be held in the Nezperee Ho- (
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
The average American
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.
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.
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 :
One dark Jersey heifer,
nose, coming two years old;
about 000 pounds; no brands or marks
Dated at Nezperee, Idaho, this 6th
day of January, 1919.
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
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.
C. W. Kettman, Cashier.
Try the new dray line by Her
Phone 7538 or
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.
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.
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
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.
H K mot ÏTK
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
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.
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
This Space Paid for and Contributed by THOMTS
& JAMISON 00., bo.
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