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Subscription, $1.50
Circulation, 1,400
Official Paper Lewis County
►I 21, No. 34
lises $5,400 Working Fund; Supplies
Over 3,600 Knitted and Needle
Articles.—New Officers In.
■In the following fine showing made
■ the Nezpcree Brnaeh of the Lewis
■n Red Cross Chapter much credit is
Be the several districts allied with
Bzperce in this work, and such pa
■ said outside districts took in the
■pplying of funds is indicated in the
■ The annual meeting of the Nezperce
■auch, American Red Cross, was held
■iday evening, Jan. 17, at tho sewing
loins in the Fraternal Temple, when
Be following officers-were elected:
■Chairman, S. L. Shoemaker.
■Vice-Chairman, Rev. C. B. Martin.
■Secretary-Treasurer, C W. Kettman.
■Home Service, Mrs. S. D. Stoufer.
|The following sewing supervisors
fere appointed by the chairman: Mrs.
|D. McCown, Mrs. Roy Thompson.and
1rs. E. E. Thomas.
■Knitting Supervisor; Mrs. Jas. G.
[ Financial Report Jan. 17, 1919.
psh balance Dec. 1, 1917 .$ 55.54
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 _____
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 .....
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)_
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
I used in hospital) ....
»Total receipts..
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
Articles Made and Sent Out.
I. Approximate report of work done by
lire Nezperce Branch since its organ
'hree boxes various garments — 1,640
Sheets .
J'illow slips .
STowels __
fBandages .
pajamas (suits)
(Bed shirts ...
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:
• >:)
Mrs. J. B. White,
Chairman Supervisors.
Report on Knitting.
Wristlets _
Pairs socks .
Helmets _
Mufflers _
Total ..._
Mrs. J. G. Wright,
C. W. Kettman, Secretary.
Tho flu ban was lifted in Kamiah
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
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
is safe for do
Pctc L. Orcutt last week
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
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.

i n
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
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,,
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.
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
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
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
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 —..
Delinquent ..—.—
Paid to village treasurer —
Washington, Jan.
ward flow of American fighting units
which had the opportunity to distin
guish themselves in action soon will
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
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
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 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
L. N. Swift, president; F. F. John
son, vice-president, C.
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
' 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
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.
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
•No punishment.
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
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.
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
of foreign capital, they can
I have never seen or dreamt
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
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
ing bill.
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
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
To join the flag and all it means ,
To save the world from demons' fiends.
He fought, and bled, just like his
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
And the poppies blow, and the grasses
Ruined homes close by will stand
And guard him in that martyred land;
And a wooden cross to the stranger
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
Of a cause that is won, for you and
for me.
So let us take cheer and do our part
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
"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
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

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