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THE NEZPERCE HERALD
Subscription, $1.50 NEZPERCE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1919 Circulation, 1,400 Official Paper Lewis County Vol. 21, No. 35 , ' I ij n T* • j*. I Id groups of the Pacific. I E. . , , „ ,, „ Kourth—Approval of the council of I i . . „ , , , ,, I ■-striking of a medal for all troops i " . 1 I png part in the war. . ,, . ,. , , fifth—.Authorization to M. Pichon. I ■ , „ , - I BFrench foreign secretary, to draft ■ .. ,. " . . , I ■ructions for the joint mission which I I ibout to proceed to Poland. I E .. , , , I ■he foregoing embraces some of the 'ORLD PEACE CONFERENCE PROCEEDING DELIBERATELY. r ork to Stand Test of Ages Now As suming Shape.—Brief Story of Primary Results, Paris, Jan. 24.—A series of interna lional events of the highest order took form today at meetings of the council If the great powers and the military iommanders on all tho fronts. Those Lay be summed up as follows; I First—The issuance of solemn aiming to the world that the posses on of territory gained by force will u-iously prejudice the claims of those ho use such means and set up sov feigntv by coercion. a This déclara Ion was framed by President Wilson. I Second—The appointment of a com pssiou of the highest military author B r i including the British minister of ir, Marshal Foch, General Diaz and ueral Tasker H. Bliss to carry for c'd early demobilization and cstab pi proportionate allied and associat iforces on the western front. B'hird—Discussion of territorial Lins on conquered Gorman colonies, h hearings of interest to Australia, iv Zealand and South Africa on Ger a East Africa and tho German is Ü ik ,. , „ , |t difficult questions before the , „ ... , .1 Ice conference, with the project-1 E .. . . , 1 , ■action for tomorrow on the longue E .. . , , , , . ■ ations, punishments, labor and in Ifatioiinl highways, it goes far to i, , . ", , ' „ id clearing the slate of most of the „ , „ Be objects before the conference. E,, ,, , . , Ehi e the solemn warning with re I ° .!?. S ainiI1 g 0 eintory >y fee specified no countries, it cov . *1 broadly the warring elements in I T „ . , b , i Ukraine and those around Vilna I T , , , I Lemberg, where bombardments , , , . , „ fe occurred, and also in the Cau I , _ , ps, where the new- Georgian repub E ' . , . 6 * Eis fighting the new Armenian re L. „ . . . , ,, ►he. Also Serbian inroads on Mont ,, .... igro as well ns territorial occupa , , % along the eastern Adriatic in tecc and in Poland. laris, Jan. 25.—The peace confer e today unanimously adopted the |uo of nations project. President feon and Colonel House arc the ferican members of the commission y|l I ■ ' ge session opened at 3 o 'clock this I Irnoon in the Salle de la Paix ot I ■foreign office, with the same im |g setting as the first session, but I ion. little ceremony and the manifest I >se of business. I Clemenceau was again in the I f, with President Wilson and the ■American delegation at his right P'rcmier Lloyd George and the I !he league of nations is the first jst on the agenda," said M. Clem-1 hi, as he read the resolutions for-1 ted by the supreme council. I resolutions are as follows: ; 7 Ih delegation at his left. I is essential to the maintenance I e world settlement which the as led nations now are met to es ih that a league of nations bo ere Ito international fcnd to provide safeguards againsl IThis league should be created as legral part of the general treaty jiice and should bo open to every Kid nation which can be relied ito promote its objects, le members of the league should Really meet in international con |c and should have a permanent ization and secretaries to carry P business of the league in the his between the conferences. le conference therefore appoints inittee representative of the as-1 id governments to work out the i of the constitution and the ins of the league. ' ' resolutions were adopted by tho fence without change. I draft calls for the appointment | pmmission composed of two rop Itives of tho five great powers I Ive'representatives of the other I, to inquire and report on the I libility of the authors of vlie I commission shall also inquire reaches of laws and customs of Immitted by Germany and the Bn the land and sea, and in the pong tho war, as well as the do it responsibility for those offen - Inching to particular members Igeneral staffs and others, how Ighly placed." Ident Wilson rose as tho read Sthe resolutions closed, and in (father low, earnest tones, spoke (port of the league, with which pie has been identified. j per Lloyd George followed I m President Wilson in a brief speech sup porting the general priciples of the league. His speech was chiefly not able for the vivid picture of the ruins of France and the need of setting up some system to take the place of this "organized savagery.'' The Italian premier, Vittorio Or lando,. also briefly supported the res olution for the league, speaking of the high ideals it represented. The former French premier, Leon Bourgeois, made the most extended speech of the day in support of the resolution. Paris, Jan. 27.—The peace confer ence today made a distinct gain when the 19 small powers gave full adhesion to the organization formulated by the five great powers, thus securing a unit ed front of the great and small powers at the outset of the work on the main subjects before the members of the commission. For a time there was some appre hension of the sequel to the different viewpoints expressed at Saturday's conference, but today 's meeting of the small powers was without incident or renewal of the claims then act up for increased representation on the var ious committees. Belgium, Serbia, Ru mania and all the other small powers had their full delegation at. the aftor noon meeting. B ,. M. Gambon, in opening the meeting, , , . , „ , took occasion to allude to the great , , 0 D . part played by Serbia, Rumania, t, ... mv j- • . A Greece and others. This dissipated any .. . , , . . lingering shadows of disagreement, and V. , , ... .. , the meeting proceeded with entire har , , . , ,, , ,. , mony to designate the membership of , ,, & . . the small powers on the commission. In the meantime . , . , , , great powers held two sessions during ", -, ... ,, „ ,. the day, resulting in the formation ot . . . . , , ... two new commissions, to deal with „■ ■ , While the official communiques give . ,. ,. - no indication of the nature of "the .. . ... , ,, .. , question of maritime law," it would t0 be B term embracing Presi ^ ent Wilson's second point, freedom „ , of the seas. , , , , , The council also proceeded to hear . ... . mgs on the disposition of the eonquor t-, .... ed German colonies in the the Pacific , . .. , , . and the far east, a final conclusion ... , , . not being reached. The conference is . . ., „ , giving evidence of real progress since ", ... , , . the committees were named and most ... , . , ......... of these bodies began to initiate their , . , work today. The annual meeting of the Odd Fel lows and Rebekah Grand Lodges was I. O. O. F. AND REBEKAH STATE OFFICERS. held in Boise last week, when the fol lowing officers -were elected for the current year: Lake, grand master; Thomas R. Buck Odd Fellows.—John P. Isaacs, Spirit ner, Caldwell, deputy grand master; M. Re.ese Hattabaugh, Orangeville, grand warden; Presley F. Horne, Caldwell, grand secretary; W. A. Coughanour, Payette, grand treasurer; George H Schwergor, Ashton, grand representa tive to the sovereign grand lodge for one year and Frank Martin, grand rep reseutativa to the sovereign grand lodge for two years, Robekahs.—Mrs. Lillian Langtree, of Emmett, president; Mrs. Bertha Dawl dy, Rupert, vice-president; Mrs. Ella M. Fannin, Sandpoint, warden; Mrs. Frances Crosson, Riverside, secretary; Miss Feafy Simpson, Boise; treasurer; Mrs. Sarah P. Driscoll, Payette, trus tee. Mrs. Margaret Pomeroy was elect ed delegate to the national assembly, Christian Sunday School Notes. Tho contest between the Bible class ening much interest. The Young Pco pl e are leading—13 points to 7—hav ing had 25 present last Sunday. Join one of these classes and become a mem ber of a live organization, and the Young People's class is awak Mr. H. G. Anderson has accepted the position of primary superintendent and great things are expected of her de partment. The Young People's class will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Los lie Baskett, Friday evening, Feb. 7th. Members, prospective members and friends are invited to attend, growth and other schools are invited to join. _ Great War Correspondent Will Lecture The school is enjoying a steady all not identified with at Lewiston February 4. Mr. Irwin S. Cobb, famous lecturer, will be heard in Lewiston, Idaho, Tues day evening at 8:15, Feb. 4, at the Temple Theatre. Mr. Cobb will tell of his experiences in France and Flan ders, and it is anticipated that his lec ture will be of extraordinary interest to the entire community. Tickets can be secured at Chastains' drug store, Lewiston. W. W. Nixon was up from Clarks ton the latter part of the week pre paring to resume permanent residence on his place northeast of this city. ! 1 -1 NEWS OF OUR NEIGHBORS. Jake Gilbertz, a brother of J. P. of the Trading Co., arrived here Sunday night and is visiting his sister, Mrs. L. N. Jacobs, east of town, as well as other friends and relatives here. Jake was enlisted as a soldier, and was about to cross over the pond when the armis tice was signed. He is glad that Phila delphia was as near death 's door as he was permitted to go, and we have al ways heard that stale old burg was bor dering near enough the "stopping place. ' '—Ferdinand Enterprise. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson mourn the death of their daughter Mona, who passed away at the family home .Sun day morning. She was i" years old, but had been ill for some time past of tuberculosis. Tho funeral was held from the home Monday forenoon, con ducted by Rev. James Dixon of Stites, and the body was laid to rest in the Indian cemetery on the Nezperce road. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved parents in this break in their family circle.—Kamiah Progress. Engineer J. McCready, accompanied by M. C. Scott and Janies Hill, of Lew iston, arrived here Tuesday evening and on. Wednesday were taken down to Whitebird, where tho work on the Grangeville-Whitebird link is to be commenced at once, Mr. McCready be ing the costructing engineer for the state. Tho contractors for this link sublet the first mile of the road at White Bird, which extends from White Bird to the Salmon river and includes the bridge over the creek. It is esti mated the cost of this mile will be in the neighborhood of $25,000.— Grange ville Globe. for a number of George Medved, years employed on the Free Press, com pleted a deal lost Tuesday whereby he became thé owner of the Cottonwool Chronicle, assuming active management with this week's issue, which will make its appearance Friday. H. C. Bailey, former owner, will return to Coeur d'Alene, where he is interested in the American of that place. By close ap plication to business as an employee, Mr. Medved has attracted to himself an enviable acquaintanceship among the business men and citizens of the prairie country generally and we be speak for him a prosperous future in his chosen field.—Orangeville Globe. CRUMP ACKER-ROBÎNSON. In a quiet 'home wedding, which took place at 7:00 o'clock last even ing at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Anna B. Crumpacker, a mile east, of this city. Lieutenant Robert B, Robinson and Miss Mayme Crumpacker were the principals, and Mr. and Mrs. Hans W. Scheldnioht, brother-in-law and sister of the bride, were the attendants; the ceremony be ing performed by Rev. Father A. W. Rompe, priest of the local parish. The bride wore a becoming tailored suit of blue cashmere and the groom was attired in the uniform of his mili tary rank. Following the impressive and pretty ceremony, the wedding party enjoyed a sumptuous wedding dinner, served by Mrs. Crumpacker and Mrs. Soheld nicht. The romance thus culminated in tho happy union of this popular twain originated during their student, life whore he as a member of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity and she as a Kappa Kappa Gamma. There they be came acquainted- and the impressions of that acquaintance ripened into the enduring passion. Tho groom was a student in the University for three years and entered the army from there, gaining rank of lieutenant, and held such rank in the Machine Gun Battalion at Camp Han cock, Ga., when tho same was mustered out of the service a few weeks ago. His parents reside in Chicago. The bride is the second daughter of Mrs. Anna B. Crumpacker of this com munity and is counted as one of our most charming and cultured young la dies. They will make their homo here for the present. Nezperce Garage Changes. B. J. Fike on last Saturday bought the Nezperce Garage and Machine Works from B. F, Kienholz, who has operated the same the past year. Mr. Fike is now preparing to take charge, of the plant, and it will open under his supervision the first of the month. He expects to place an auto specialist on the job and furnish first-class ser vice for car and tractor users, as well as continue the general machinery re pairing business. The equipment at this big shop is unsurpassed in the prairie country. Mr. Kienholz has no definite plans to give out at the present time, but expects to try another field in the near future. BATCH OF OVERSEAS SOLDIER'S LETTERS BRING JOY. The relatives and friends of our sol diers overseas were night by tho receipt of many letters frofii where the big job was done. No word had been had for months from Fred Jones, Harold Larkin and Eph. Testerman, and the fact that they had been in the thick of the fighting on the American front, coup led with this absence of news of them, created extreme anxiety and apprehen sion. It is natural, therefore, that last night's mail brought great re joicing to tho whole community. Letters of different date were received in this mail from each of the boys, showing that they had occumu latdd somewhere in transit, dates even extended back into" the earlier part of December. The Herald made glad last and the hear vou folks had the influenza, but hope this finds you well. We are hav ing fine weather here; no show or rain, and pretty warm. We have just finished a 240 kilometer hike and arc at the Rhine and from the looks of things everything is over. 1 at least hope se Fred Jones and all the boys are well. Things are sure different here from what I thought they'd be. Every inch of land is in cultivation, is glad to be able to give extracts from one of (hem this week. This is from 2nd U Harold l.i.rkin-Heston, Co. B, S. Engineers, written Dec, lfi-18, at Worshum, Germany, to under date of his brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heston, of this city: "1 will drop you a few lines to let you know I am well and feeling fine as can be. I oertainlv was sorrv to and where it is rocky and hilly, as it is -here, they plant, grape vineyards and build them up in terraces. Four of in- boys arc doing guard duty 14 Udometers from the Rhine on a rail road bridge. We have been here for five days and don't know how much longer they will keep us. These peo ple treat us fine, wanting to feed us and give us wine and stuff. They eat black bread that weighs from four to five pounds to the loaf about the same size as our bakery loaf. Shoes cost from 4Ü0 to 500 marks and white col lars 40 marks. All milk here is turn ed over to the government. I guess you are fixing for a large Christmas spread. I sure wish I was there to help eat it; but wish you all a merry Christmas and happy New Year, have been on five fronts—Chateau St. Mihiel, Chnm We Boissons, Thierry, pagne and in the Argonne woods neai Verdun." LOCAL NEWS. The Artie is running a string of good ones now. B. L. Cole returned last night from a business visit to Seattle. Try an evening at The Artie. It will do the whole family good. Tom Robinson went to Troy the first of the week in search of a bean mar ket. The spring-like weather has started the budding of trees in the Clearwater section. "The Claws of the Hun," is the title of the big one at the Artie Fri day night. "Paradise Garden," another fine Harold Lockwood feature at the Ar tie Sunday. Everybody should see "Tho Claws of the night. Its furious. L. L. Paragrine, proprietor of tue Cash Bargain Store, is up from Asotin today on a business mission. County Assessor E. H. Ratliff is in Boise this week attending the meeting of the state board of equalization and the convention of county assessors. Arnold Hanzell, representing the Idaho Trust Co. of Lewiston in the ad ministration of the Bywaters estate, was in Nezperce Friday and Saturday on this business. Gale Carey last week received his discharge from the army at Camp Lewis and on Friday evening joined his family and old Nezperce friends, who were all glad to welcome him home. Probate Judge Niles has been able to be at his office the past week, but is not entirely recovered from a se vere attack of the grippe which brought on an extremely painful ris ing in his head. An eleven-pound boy was born to County- Farm Agent and Mrs. A. E. Wade in this city last Saturday morn The big fellow and the whole ing. family are said to be getting along nicely and rejoicing over his advent. A fire alarm at noon yesterday drew the attention of most of our citizens from their dinner, and a sufficient number responded to the call to ex tinguish the cause of the alarm, which was a blaze in the woodshed at the home of Roy Thompson. Tho damage did not get beyond the shed, thanks to the ready response of the fire boys with their ho*®- cart. BILL TO PROTECT PRICE OF 1919 WHEAT. Washington. Jan. 28.—An adminis trillion bill appropriating $1,250,000, 000 to enable the government to carry out its guarantee to the farmers of a price of $2.20 a bushel for tho 1919 wheat crop was transmitted to the chairman of the senate and house ag ricultural committees today by the food administration. The measure, which was drawn by officials of the food administration of agriculture, and the department was described by some senators as an omnibus measure which would permit the president to continue the food ad ministration in operation and to exer cise all of tho powers conferred upon by the food control act. Under the bill ns drawn govern ment authority is conferred to control grain dealers, millers and elevators or other like powers," any agency or agencies ' ' to buy the 1918 and 1919 wheat crops, " wheat products and other foodstuffs and feeds," at the guaranteed prices, regulate export and import of wheat; require preferential railroad service as long as the railroads are under gov eminent control; control grain ex changes and prohibit trading upon them "at such time or times as may be deemed desirable or proper to meet market conditions and competitive "by license and the president would be authorized 1° "create prices of foreign grown wheat" and "to prescribe such rules and regula tions as may bo deemed necessary to protect the government of tho United States from paying tho guaranteed price aforesaid for any wheat other than that covered by proclamation." In transmitting the measure to the committee Chairman William A. Glas gow, Jr., chief counsel for the food ad ministration, wrote in order to "main tain the guaranties in their integrity to the farmer and to save the treas ury of the United States from loss if ^hat be possible." Thus far there ha* been no estimate to what the cost to the government of maintaining the 1919 prices would Officials have said that it de pended largely upon European needs, the amount of stocks • in Argentina Australia and Canada, and whether or not Russia would have available sup as be. plies for export. Minneapolis, Minn., sage of the administration appropria tion bill will probably mean approxi mately wheat, raisers of the northwest by the government in carrying out its guar antee on tho wheat price, millers and financial men of Minneapolis said to night. Jan. 28.—Pas $300,000,000 will be given CENTRAL HIGHWAY DISTRICT CALLS ROAD BOND ELEC TION. A mass meeting of over 200 voters of the Central highway district held at Ho Saturday passed resolutions call the commissioners of the dis ing upon trict to call a special election at an early date to submit to the voters the question of issuing bonds in the sum of $150,000 for highway construction, Ho special in the Lewiston The motion designating the says an Tribune. mint of the bonds was carried with rim out a dissenting vote and there strong sentiment favorable to making the issue $200,000 in order that a larg might be available for lateral was er sum construction. miles of the north and highway in the Central highway dis trict and estimates made several months ago are to the effect the dis trict's portion of the highway con struction and the bridge across Law yer's canyon will be about $65,000. This will leave n balance of $85,000 for lateral highway construction in the district and this sum will be suffi south state cient to provide a fine system of roads All comniu throughout the districts, nities were represented at the meet ing today and the sentiment expressed indicated the proposed bond issue will bo carried with no opposition. The resolution committee was com E. E. Zimmerman, posed of Walter WarnaeUtt, Charles Giles, borne and R. L. Damrose. J. L. Os A plan is on foot to organize a men's social club in Nezperce, and it s a move that should be pushed to a and the indications - successful issue are that it will. There is a need at all times for such an institution here. and on occasion the need is a crying one. son of Mart. Everet M. Meiners, Meiners of west of town, was discharge ed from the service at the Bremerton naval station a few days ago and ar rived home Tuesday evening. Cal., rived at his home (ion Tuesday. J. M. Bailey, who has been in the service and stationed at the Presidio, was recently discharged and ar in the Vollmer sec ORGANIZING "PRAIRIE" HIGHWAY DISTRICT. Petitions for Highway District of Ter ritory Between Central, North and Kamiah Districts.—Val uation $2,677,000. The citizens of this section of Lewis ■county have determined to take up tho matter of establishing a highway dis trict of the territory bounded by the Central and North Highway districts on the west, tho county line and Clear water river on tho north, tho Kapiiuh Highway district on the east and tho county line on tho south. Petitions to this end are now being circulated and the qualified signers are readily af fixing their signatures thereto. The Prairie Highway district has been chosen as the name for this new organization. It embraces something near 70,000 acres of the best land out of doors, and carries a valuation of $2,577,000. It has a fine natural sur face for better road construction and is unusually free from heavy grade work or bridging. The prime objects t) f its creation are the taking care of such portion of the proposed oonnect ing link of the Lewis and Clark and north and south state highways, ex tending from Kamiah to Vollmer, as will cross its area; the construction of north and south laterals to this link and such other laterals as may be re quired to best serve the district. With the creation of this district, major portion of Lewis county will be under (ho highway district plan, only tho southwestern section being yet unorganized. Tho five highway districts of (he county are; Evergreen, with an assessed valuation of $900, 000; Central, with an assessed valua tion of $2,200,000; North, with a val uation of $1,125,000; Prairie, with a the valuation of $2,577,000, and Kam iah, with a valuation of $568,000. Lewis county is determined to main tain her reputation for having tho best ronds of any county in Idaho. VALUE IDAHO LIVE STOCK $106, 140,000. The number of horses on farms in Idaho, January 1, 3919, as reported by the Federal Bureau of Crop Estimates 276,000, or 11,000 less than on was January 3, 1918. Mules are reported at 4,0.00, tho same us last year. Tho number of milch cows in tho state has remained stationary at 139,000 head, the same as reported last year. Other cattle have increased somewhat, there being 537,000 compared with 488,000 last year. Sheep increased from 3,202,000 last year to 3,234,000 this year, or 1 per cent. Swine are report ed at 208,000 a decrease of 31,000 from last year. In average value per head, as com pared with last year, horses decreased $10.00; mules decreased $7.00; cows increased $9.00; other cattle increased $4.20; sheep decreased $1.10; and swine increased $.60. In total value, as compared with last vear, horses decreased $978,000; mules decreased $28,000; milch cows increas ed $1,224,000; other cattle increased $4,445,000; sheep decreased $3,133,000; and swine decreased $88.000. The total value on January 1, 1919, of all animals enumerated above was $106,140,000, as compared with $104, 698,000, an increase of $1,442,000, or 1.37 cent. Community Church. Claude B. Martin, minister. Sunday school at 10:00 o'clock. Our motto is: "Our Sunday school must glow and grow and go; and I will help to make it so." Send your child ren that they may help in this most worthy endeavor. Come early to church and help boost the Sunday school. Morning service at 11.00 o'clock. Anthem by the choir—Mrs Pennell, director. Sermon, "The Influence of a Christian Life." Evening service at 7:30. Sermon by tho minister. You will find a friendly welcome to all these services. The official board and the minister are moat anxious that this church shall serve, in a large way, the people of this community. If you have a sugges tion as to how this may be done, tell us. Not only will every man, woman and child receive a friendly welcome, but we stand as a friend, ready to help. F. M. Dunning, who some time ago sold his well improved quarter west of this place, and its 140 acres of fall crop for $17,000, this week bought the Jas. Hobart quarter, in tho same sec tion, with no improvements to speak of and no crop, for $15,500. He made this reinvestment in a prairie farm af ter ho had traveled far and wide to find something better, and conclud ed there "is no such animal," at least at anything like the same price.