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THE NEZPERCE HERALD
NEZPERCE, IDAHO, THURSDAY. JANUARY 23, 1919 Subscription, $1.50 Circulation, 1,400 Official Paper Lewis County ►I 21, No. 34 IZPERCE'S FINE RECORD IN 1918 RED CROSS WORK. lises $5,400 Working Fund; Supplies Over 3,600 Knitted and Needle Articles.—New Officers In. ■In the following fine showing made ■ the Nezpcree Brnaeh of the Lewis ■n Red Cross Chapter much credit is Be the several districts allied with Bzperce in this work, and such pa ■ said outside districts took in the ■pplying of funds is indicated in the ■port. ■ The annual meeting of the Nezperce ■auch, American Red Cross, was held ■iday evening, Jan. 17, at tho sewing loins in the Fraternal Temple, when Be following officers-were elected: ■Chairman, S. L. Shoemaker. ■Vice-Chairman, Rev. C. B. Martin. ■Secretary-Treasurer, C W. Kettman. ■Home Service, Mrs. S. D. Stoufer. |The following sewing supervisors fere appointed by the chairman: Mrs. |D. McCown, Mrs. Roy Thompson.and 1rs. E. E. Thomas. ■Knitting Supervisor; Mrs. Jas. G. Iright. [ Financial Report Jan. 17, 1919. psh balance Dec. 1, 1917 .$ 55.54 ■nations; IB. McCown —..... |dance 23 per ct. first R. C. iVVar Drive —- ■ per ct. membership fees re Iturned by Chapter .. leond Grade, public school_ *nos Frodorickson . Is. N. V. Lyons _____ •t 1.00 792.90 5.50 2.3 10.00 3.00 1.00 Hpdi nanti Beck ... jfccond grade, public school .... Hpssoll dance and benefit . ^Kohler K. C. (dance) ... W. K. Beonders... ^feutrai Ridge, horse _ Hewiston Tribune (money col li looted by Herald and sub Ï mitted for war news reports Bake Nosbush ... Btenry Lamberty.... Earl J. Bubel, Sr. ... Bills' Club (home talent)_ BO per et. R. C. Xmas drive_ »1rs. N. V. Lyon.... aligh school (conserv. food sale SBtovo Walker ...— |w. R. Crim___ âiO per et. R. C. Xmas drive '17 ^Neighbors of Woodcraft . (P. M. Harding ...— pfnirview school dist.. Bamc (by A. Larson) _ Bchool district No. 12 _ loi Pool ..... .4! 168.75 82.50 20.00 48.55 21.25 10.00 2.00 6.50 82.71 4.30.75 3.00 6.95 5.00 100.00 111.95 10.00 18.00 25.00 25.00 100.05 154.01 1.25 Mrs. George Mills .. Lewis County Chautauqua_ Indian Camp Meeting .. S3 per et. second R. C. Drive.. 1,000.00 f'loyd Jorgens.... ?oys and Girls' Clubs (fair)_ 18.05 52.40 45.00 10.24 23.00 R. B. Stigum ... R r . K. Been dors ... Membership fees col'ctd since I 1917 Xmas drive... lldse. returned and sold_ Delinquent pledges collected I first R. C. War Drive Dances and base ball games .... auction sales ..— bifluenza receipts, collected I from patients (includes sun * dry items sold w'hich were 5.00 17.00 .36.80 122.00 287.80 932.51 I used in hospital) .... »Total receipts.. Expenditures; Press goods and yarn bought.. 2 Ixpress, postage, etc... Expenses in flu epidemic —— 2,246.32 Slembership fees remitted to I Lewiston Chapter I Cash balance . [ Bills unpaid approximately $200. [ During the past year approximately me ton of old clothing has been sent o the Lewiston Chapter for Belgian End French relief. _ 644.95 _5,414.79 177.15 38.25 I7.no 536.07 Articles Made and Sent Out. I. Approximate report of work done by lire Nezperce Branch since its organ ization; 'hree boxes various garments — 1,640 188 Sheets . J'illow slips . STowels __ fBandages . pajamas (suits) (Bed shirts ... 485 366 295 106 135 31 Operating gowns _ Operating caps Bath robes .. Quilts .. Comfort pillows_ Refugee dresses . Total _ Of the above work, the Mohler ladies aided and rendered efficient service. One box of bed linen, made by the Loyal Neighbors' Club, contained the ; following: ; Sheets __ Pillow slips.. Towels .. ' Total _ I Signed: 271 5 2.3 • >:) 3,605 132 96 72 300 Mrs. J. B. White, Chairman Supervisors. Report on Knitting. 213 Sweaters Wristlets _ Pairs socks . Washrags Helmets _ Mufflers _ Total ..._ Signed: "2 388 4 1 743 Mrs. J. G. Wright, Supervisor. NEZPERCE BRANCH A. E. C. C. W. Kettman, Secretary. NEWS OF OUR NEIGHBORS. Tho flu ban was lifted in Kamiah Sunday. Henry Jess, an American soldier from Winona, Idaho, who was taken prisoner by the Germans, was recently reported as being among the Americans released from the Hun prison. Another proposed link in the state highway» system of central Idaho would extend from Kooskia Orangeville, connecting the state north and south highway and the Lewis and Clark road. Stites to via Judge W. N. Scales, of Orangeville, is in receipt of information to the ef fect that his brother, Archibald Scab's, has been honored by promotion to the position of rear admiral in the U. S. navy, which is good news to Judge's many Lewis county friends. Emmet Webb, for eighteen years a popular resident of the Reubens com munity, died of influenza complications on the Kith instant at Portland, where he and his wife had made their homo tho past six months. Tho remains were shipped to Reubens and interment made there Saturday. W. J. Jordan, well known on the prairies as former, general agent for the Northern Pacific railway, was tak en to a Missoula hospital a few days ago for operation for acute appendi citis. His condition improved, how ever, and the operation Was deferred. Postmaster Mueller reports that no "lost another boy" by the arrival of a baby giral at his home Tuesday morn ing. It's the third girl in the family and while they are all of the very fin est kind, yet Emil thinks this ought to have favored him a little more by being a boy.—Kamiah Progress. The first Kamiah soldier who has seen overseas service to arrive home Bill Sassaman, who arrived Friday eve ning, having received his discharge at Camp Lewis a few days previous. He has been in the arco service in Eng land, but never got <ver into France although he was at Winchester, only sixty miles from the firing linos and could hear the guns booming all the time.—Kamiah Progress. Fire in Grange vilfc Sunday caused damage estimated at $10,000, of this loss $6,000 being sustained by W. H. Badgero, owner of tho Pair store. Others meeting losses wore the Bank of Camas Prairie and Alexandeit-Freid enrich company, owners of the build ings injured by fire, and A. F. Parker, Inland Abstract Company, Orangeville Cigar factory and Red Cross head quarters. is safe for do Pctc L. Orcutt last week mocracy. sold The Republican to W. H. Gilles pie and has retired to peaceful farm life—at least for a year, he says. Some say he was chiseled loose from the paper because the county board did not like him and would not give the sheet under his management the county printing. He explains that the stren uous game has impaired his health ami he is rusticating to recover this neces sary asset in newspaper work. C. J. Brier, the Lewiston head of the Hub chain of stores, recently purchased the general merchandise establishmenf of H. W. Longetoig in Mohler and re moved the stock to the Ho store of the Hub chain. Mr. Longetoig, who had good success in his Mohler busi ness—in fact, he is the type who gener ally succeed with their undertakings— dropping merchandising to take up farming on hig place in the Mohler section. 18 Cotonwood continues to send out pologetic reports for the location of the north and south highway through Idaho and Lewis counties. Any one ho studies the map and'dope furnish ed the state highway commission by the state engineer can readily see tho camouflage perpetrated, and pretty stories such as are furnished the Lewiston Tribune every little while from communities on tho highway are ery much needed to bolster up their trembly case. Why did not Engineer Booth make his figures from the natur al route thru Nezperce, instead of tak g the roughest course he could find thru this territory? In fact, there are a long string of very pertinent whys in this job. □ w that v i n LOUIS J. PRIMUS MARRIED. i Louis J. Primus, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Primus, pioneer settlers of this community and now residents of Lew iston, returned to his home hero Wed nesday evening, accompanied by his bride, who until last Saturday was Miss Winnie Black of Lewiston. Louis is one of the most promising young farmers of this prairie, and only recent ly bought the Balck ranch, seven miles northwest of Nczperce, whore he and his bride will make their home. The happy pair were given a warm reception by neighbors at the home of the groom 's brother, Theodore, where they are stopping for tho present, and Louis retalliated with a big oyster sup per at the neighborhood school house. The following story of the wedding is taken from Sunday's Lewiston Tri bune: Saturday afternoon, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Black, on Ninth avenue, Miss Wjnnie Black became the bride of J. Louis Primus of Nezperce. The rooms of the homo were charmingly decorated with spring blossoms and potted plants. At,, wedding 2 o'clock the strains of a march were sounded by Mrs. Blanche Addington, the bridal party forming simply, with Miss Nellie Black, sister of the bride, as maid of honor; Mr. William Primus, brother of the groom, being tho best man. The bride was attired in a Copenhagen blue tailored suit, wearing a blue and silver hat. The ceremony was impressively conducted by the Rev. Father Vincent Chiappa of St. Stanislaus church. .At he conclusion of the ceremony, an in formal reception was held, about thirty ring friends and relatives being present. Presiding at the coffee urns were Mrs. Lipps and Mrs. Thomas, assisted by Misses Reba and Willa Coplin, Lillis Simmonds, Lueile Lipps, Agnes Cox and Teresa Primus. Miss Unita Lipps received the guests at the door. Mr. and Mrs. Primus departed for Moscow from there going to Spokane and other points for a honeymoon before going to their new home in Nezperce, whore Mr. Primus has a fine farm. The bride is a popular member of the Christmas graduating class of the Lewiston high school. COLLECTED AND OUTSTANDING TAXES, 1918. Thofollowing extracts from the eoun treasurer's current tax report show the status of taxes collected and out standing at the close of the first pay ment period on 1918 taxes: Real Property Taxes. Total 1918 assessment roll....$176,298.51 Tax collected in December.... 108,377.51 Delinquent..—. Paid under protest .. Credit on orig. charge - Second installmt., due July Personal Property. Total 1918 assossmt.— 16,609.95 Total collections . Excess payment - Paid under protest . Not apportioned.. Unpaid, for collection - Subject to refund .. Nezperce Sewer Tax. Total to collect, 1918 - Total collected —.. 6,983.17 669.59 82.50 60,185.74 15,758.11 63 519.33 251.43 912.47 .6,3 5,258.54 3,643.15 Delinquent ..—.— Paid to village treasurer — 117.66 ENTIRE 91ST COMING. home 21.—The Washington, Jan. ward flow of American fighting units which had the opportunity to distin guish themselves in action soon will begin. The 316th trench mortar batery and 346th field artillery of the 91st divis ion already have sailed. All other units of the 91st are now on priority and will be embarked as shipping becomes avail able. Spokane, Jan. 21.—Plans wore com pleted today for a welcoming recep tion hero tomorrow to officers and men of the 346th field artillery, the first organization of the 91st division to re turn from France. Information was received from Col. Platt, commanding, this afternoon that tho three special trains carrying the 346th field artillery would arrive here between 8 and 9 a. m. tomorrow. Miss Wilson Assumes Duties County Superintendent. Miss Norma P. Wilson, county super intendent of schools-eloct, who was prevented from taking up her official duties with the other county officers on Monday of last week by an attack on influenza, had sufficiently recover ed to take over the w T ork the first of this week, and the necessary formal ities of clothing her with the powers of the office will be transacted at an adjourned meeting of the county com missioners to-morrow. Is your name on The Herald list? HARRY A. BILLOW SUCCUMBS TO INFLUENZA. Harry A. Billow died early Friday morning, .Tan. 17, at the White hos-J ■pital in Lewiston, where he had been •taken for treatment for pneumonia re suiting from an attack of influenza, <The deceased had recently arrived with his family in Clarkston, from Canada, and had stopped over there for a visit with his wife's folks before thev came on to Nczperce to again take up their residence after an absence of six years. He had suffered an attack of influenza before leaving Canada, and shortly after reaching Clarkston a relapse over came him, and after pneumonia devel oped he was taken to the hospital, where heroic efforts were continued to save him. The remains were brought to Nez peree Friday evening, and the funeral services were conducted at the Broth ren church in this city at 11 o'clock Sunday morning by Elder B. J. Fike, and interment was made in tho local cemetery. Harry A. Billow was born in Livings ton county, Missouri, October 29, 1882. His parents, Mr, and Mrs. H. C. Billow, came west when he was four years of age, locating at Colfax, Wn. They later moved to Palouse and then to Oregon, whence, after a residence of two years, they came to this community in 1889, and the deceased continued his resi deuce here until six years ago last fall, when he went to Canada to try his fortune at farming in the big wheat country. He married Miss Rena Huff man near Greencreek nine years ago, and she and a son and two daughters and his aged parents survive him, and to those, on whom the blow of his un timely death falls with most crushing force, this community extends its sin cere sympathy. Card of Thanks. We take this means of extending our sincere thanks to the many friends and neighbors who rendered such gen erous assistance and tender care in the fatal illness and after the passing of our beloved son and husband. Mrs. Rena Billow, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Billow, N. P. Huffman. TO ELECT COMMISSIONERS BY > DISTRICTS. Senator C. W. Booth, of this county, has introduced a bill in the upper house providing f r the election of county commissioners by districts, by amend the existing statute covering this point. Thé proposed amendment is as follows: Section 1. in g That Section 1907 of the Revised Codes of Idaho be amended to read as follows: Section 1907. The boards of county commissioners of the several counties of tho State of Idaho shall, at their regular meeting in July preceding any general election, divide their respec tive counties into three districts, to be known as "County Commissioners" Districts No. 1, 2, and 3, respectively, but in making such districts said dis tricts shall be made as nearly as prac ticable equal in area: Provided that in making such division into districts no voting precinct shall be divided and provided further, that at each succeed ing general election one person shall be elected as county commissioner by the voters of each district. Such person elected shall possess the qualifica tions prescribed by law, and shall be actual resident within the district from which he is elected. In canvass ng tho vote for county commissioners the board of canvassers shall count the votes from each district separately and shall declare the person receiving vhe greatest number of votes in each dis trict to be elected and provided fur ther, that should a vacancy occur in said board, such vacancy shall be filled from the qualified electors of the dis trict in which such vacancy occurcd, and provided further, that when a new county shall have been created, or the boundary lines of a county shall have been changed, then the board of com missioners of such county may district their county at any general or special election. so an FARMERS STATE BANK ELECTS. The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Farmers State Bank of this city" was held in the directors' room of the hank on Monday, Jan. 20, at which the usual dividend was de clared and the following officers and directors were elected for the current year: L. N. Swift, president; F. F. John son, vice-president, C. cashier. C. W. Felt, L. N. Swift, C. W. 'Kott man, directors. This bank is one of the pioneer in stitutions of the community, and its continued success is the strongest test imonial presentable of the community's W. Kettman, F. F. Johnson, J. R. Moekler, 'fhe execution of 4he kaiser at the school house Friday evening, Jan. 31. The Road Building Era. The very atmosphere is surcharged ( with the spirit of good road construc All conditions seem ripe for tioiv. ' development, and 1919 will see the en tire country busy at providing high ways and byways over which the auto ist may burn gasoline with maximum satisfaction—so far as roads are con cerned. The long pent desire for better roads was just ready to break its bonds when the war stepped in and suppressed it. It has grown none the less intense with the delay, and is taking the first oppor tunity to assert itself with tho open ing of the coming spring . Tlie need of extraordinary and immediate em ployment for the masses of men being released from the army and the pecul iar adaptibility of many of them to outdoor work impels the natural turn ing of the nation to road construction on a gigantic scale this year. The de sire of every community to get its share in the cut of the government highway money which is only waiting for takers is another incentive adding to the general impetus. Lewis county—which has long been accredited by superior authority with maintaining the best dirt roads in the state (thanks to the drag)—is prepar ing for her full share in this big road movement. The Central and Evergreen Highway districts are busy with plans for providing funds to handle the north and south state highway which has been located thru their districts. The Kamiah Highway district is figur ing out a way to fund its share of tho construction of the Lewis and Clark Highway which is bound to traverse its territory. The Central Ridge folks are preparing to hold an election in Februrary for the creation of what is to he known as tho North Highway dis triet of Lewis county, with the idea of being ready to handle with the least possible delay and lost motion such lateral or trunk construction as con ditions may extend thru that richly productive territory. The enterprising citizens in this section of the county are studying maps and conning col umns of figures and working on de tails that look to the building of an cast and west line between tho Lewis and Clark Highway at Kamiah and the north and south highway at Vollmer, as well as laterals for a north and south service. These things all moan definite results—more good highways, easier means of human intercourse, commercially and socially. SHOULD THIS THING COME TO AMERICA. Some First-Hand Information On Red Bag Bolsheviki.—It's Hell On Earth. -The five cardi Amsterdam, Dec. 9. nal points of bolshevism are, accord ing to M. Oudendyk, formerly Dutch minister in Petrograd, as follows; One—iHigh wages. Two—Don't work. -Take other people 's proper Threi ty. •No punishment. Four Five—No taxation. "I wish," said Mr. Oudendyk, "to give a solmn warning to the working classes of all nations against the high falutin notions which I have seen in Russia. Bolshevism, I say without ox the end of civilization. aggeration, is I have known Russia intimately for 20 years under the old regime and under the new conditions. Never have the working classes of Russia suffered as they are doing at the present time not withstanding all that the present so called ruling classes in that eountry choose to tell the world. "The bulk of the workmen in Russia are today far and away worse off than thev ever have been and the state of employment is simply terrible. I left Petrograd the situation was one of utter starvation and most people When hardly knew how they would exist through the following day. bolshevism rules the nation has been beaten to a pulp and is utterly help The future to me seems hopeless. Whercever less. One thing is certain, that, left as she is now, Russia will be in utter and complete ruin. "Factories are at a standstill and a state of being ruined and, without the aid never -be are of foreign capital, they can I have never seen or dreamt revived. of the possibility of such corruption, tyranny, and the absence of all sem blance of freedom as there is in Rus sia at the present moment. "Most of the workmen now begin to that the regime of bolshevism can The whole world see not possibly last, must stand shoulder to shoulder so that out of the ruins something may arise, but personally I know not what." The Strollers' Male Quartet, the ly number at the opera house last Friday evening, drew a large, audience and entertained it with a very pleas ceum ing bill. MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO CARROLL ROWE, HERO. On Sunday Night This Community As sembled For the Fourth Time to Honor a Son "Killed In Battle.'' Carroll Rowe, who volunteeded his services to his country just prior to the declaration of war against Germany, and who was among the earlier Ameri can contingents to land in France and check the Hun in his victorious and relentless drive toward tho capital of that fair and blood drenched land, was fatally wounded in the Argon ne on October Sth, lust, and died the follow ing day. The fact that the command to which Carroll Rowe belonged, the 2nd En gineers, entered the. initial American drive with the Marines at Chateau Thierry, June 1, and that ho was wounded during the severe Argonne fighting October S, loads one to con clude, without evidence to the contrary, (hat the Second Engineers were engag ed continuously between those dates in (he intensive American drive than fin ally broke the German line; and the wonder is that the regiment was not entirely obliterated. On last Sunday evening the people of this town and vicinity packed tho Community church to honor this young hero who will not come back. The program arranged for this oc casion was opened with "America," sung by the assemblage. N. L. Agrell gave the invocation, and was followed Light," by the choir. The "Assemb ly" bugle call was given by Roy Car gill, after which Attorney Pennell read the community Honor Roll; then, at the call of "Taps," the roll of the heroic dead was read . And these names are emblazoned thereon: John Cecil Cox, William H. Booth, Basil Yates and Carroll Rowe. Superintendent C. J. Skinner of tho Nezpcree public schools next read the following poem, which ho wrote and dedicated to Carroll Rowe: Tonight we meet—our eyes are filled— To mourn for him whose "blood was spilled On Belgium soil across the sea, Where battles raged for liberty. He went from us—a happy lad In the youth of life—and oh! so glad! Away from home, and away from us To mingle his blood with the Belgian dust. To join the flag and all it means , To save the world from demons' fiends. He fought, and bled, just like his mates, Along with Cox, and Booth, and Vates; And there he lies in moulding clay, But his deeds will live to another day; And tho lilies will bloom, above his grave, And the poppies blow, and the grasses wave. Ruined homes close by will stand And guard him in that martyred land; And a wooden cross to the stranger fell The name of a lad who fought so well. Ves, father and mother, your hearts For your soldier son, who will not return ; But tho spirit of him wings over the sea Of a cause that is won, for you and for me. So let us take cheer and do our part well, Since he did his midst cannon and shell. For the mothers and babes of wronged ones bless The flag that he followed; they love and caress, For war is no more with its blood curdling scene, But freedom and peace and all that - they mean. Then, following a song by a sextette, addresses were delivered by Revs. Claude Martin and Geo. H. Ellis, in which Rev, Martin paid the following fine and deserved tribute to American mothers: "Carroll Rowe had that caliber of manhood that makes America what she is today. "John R. Mott asked a general why it was that the American soldier could act so courageous the first time under fire. 'It is very simple,' said the gen eral. 'It is because of the tradition of American motherhood. ' "We have brotherhood today be '•nusc of the motherhood of yesterday. "Carroll Rowe's sacrifice is not in vain, because Christ still stands and is more supreme because of this sacri fice." Another song by the sextette was followed by impressive addresses by Miss Retta Martin and Dr. Mark Free man, and the ceremony was closed with the song, "Abide With Me," by the choir.