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THE NEZPERŒ HERALD
Subscription, $1.50 Vol. 21 , No. 37 NEZPERCE, IDAHO, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY J3, 1919 Circulation, 1,400 Official Paper Lewis County letters from ___ _______ OUR SOLDIERS, Cecil C. Jones, Marvin D. Turn er and Henry R. Pearsall Relate Thrilling Experi ences Overseas. Marvin D. Turner. Marvin D. Turner, son of Mr. . and Mrs.* Ed. Turner," of near HM Mohler, Avent to France six months ago, became a member of the 12th Observation Balloon I ompany and suav much hard |||B| service right up to the end of the war. He writes interestingly of his career overseas in the follow ing letter to Airs. H. W. Longe KhSHI teig, of Mohler ; jj^B Collmberj, France, Jan. 5. Dear Friend: wBBm I receiA'ed your most welcome Bliæ letter and Avas so glad to hear li "m you. I was in Bar le Duc on New Years and had a good |S||||| time. I am in Collmberj uoaa'. jj^H It has been a little over six i . 'I mouths since I left the U. S. We were 13 days on the ocean com wBm ing OA'cr. One ship caught on WHk fire and had to go back. We saAv jj^B one submarine. We landed at ïÆsT-xJ Drest, France. July 13 and avent to La Courtine, France. This is in south of Paris. We left there the 25th of August and went to BHB Toul, and thence to St. Alihiel, BB where Ave Avent over the top on BHB Sept. 12. We lost one balloon. I( Itroke loose and crossed over |||||i| to Germany A\'ith tAvo men aboard; but they are back uoav. We Avent to Jouly, France, and on the 28th of Sept. Avent over BB the top Avith the 91st Division, j On Oct. 1 aa'c lost one balloon .4 under henay shell fire going thru "no man's land. BB noon ave were sent back for a |H rest and stayed one week, and BB then went back to the front to take the six balloons 'that had been gassed. We Avere transferr ed to Exermont, France, where H for some time avc had hard figlit |B ing and gas every night; and, I :?B think, on Oct. 15 avc went over 'B the top once more, in the last HB drive in the Argonne forest. We Avent almost to Germany, and one night the last shell came over. HHH You people may have been * happy, but I think we were more than happy. The mud was deep ■ and our nights were cold and Ä® frosty and avc could not make a BB fire. We could see where the I Germans had left their plows in I the fields and ran. I Avas talk In the after i y ling to an old French woman at I Latine, France, who had been I there since 1914 and she said ■they could hear the American I guns getting louder and louder ■every day. We stayed here at ■Latine till Dec. 1 and left for iVille Sur Cousnass, and had IChristmas dinner at Collmberj. 1 I think I avili be back in Afoh llor soon ; am sending you a pos Ral, picture of -Bar le Duc. This iplaee is not hurt from the war. I ■went to France with 208 men, ■but am sorry to say we have only |140 now'. I never got hurt very Ibad, but you would not have IknoAvn me A\ r hen we came back prom the front. I showed the ef Hect of so much gas in the water Iwe had to drink, and many days H had nothing to eat and no sleep. P have gone for 24 hours Avith lout water or food; but avc are Shaving a good time uoav lots to feat and a good place to sleep, phat's all a soldier wants.. The [cooties run races up and down |a guy's back at night—some times. f I am sending you a souvenir— hi soldier's strap Avith his num ber on it. The gunners Avear this strap, and I think if it could talk 'it would tell you "more than I could possibly tell in this letter. r T Avili close for this time. Tell all in Alohler hello for me. Your with best Avishes, M. D. Turner. Henry R. Pearsall. f Henry R. Pearsall, with the ifighting 2nd Engineers, writes from Germany to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Pearsall, of Vollmer, telling of the big fights he Avas in and hoav he is farcing since the war closed : Germany, Dec. 15. (Dear Mother: I I will write once more to let you know I am alive. At last the [war is over and I have a chance [to get back home before long, [and believe me, I am glad of it. [For my part, I have had enough [of wer lo last me the rest of my life. I have been on five differ ent fronts—active fronts, mean. I was wounded only once land then slightly, but I will Avail I until I get home to tell you about that. We are .now on the Rhine and close to our final destination. We have been on the move for some time past, following up the Ger man retreat. Germany resembles the States to a far greater extent than does France, both in appearance and habit. They also appear to have enough food of an inferior qual ify. However, a person could live on it very well if necessary. I don't suppose Roy ever got as far as France. I am glad he He probably is discharg ed by this time and back home and I wish I were there with him, and probably will be before long. I will tell you the names of the drives I have been in. The first one was^on June 6 at Chat eau Thierry, the second on July 1 at the same place, then on July 18 at Soissons, then Sept. 12 at St. Mihiel Champaign, and on Nov. 1 in Ihe Argonne. The division T am in, which by the way is the 2nd, was driving when the time came to call things off. and we were glad enough to call it off. The flag of the 2nd Engineers was decorated with the Croix du didn't. then on Oct. 1 ' at Guerre (Cross of War) not long ago for the bravery shown by the regiment, in the war. Ours is the „only Engineer regiment in the U. S. Army to have our flag so decorated. That is some thing. T guess you will have to call this a letter for I can't think of anything else to write about. Your loving son. Pvt. Henry Pearsall, Co. C. 2nd U. S. Engineers, A. E. F. Cecil C. Jones. Cecil C. Jones, son of Air. and Airs. Clayton Jones, of this vicin ity, w'ith the 3rd Co. A. C. S. in France, gives an interesting story of his array experiences, in cluding a submarine attack on his transport when crossing over. His letter follows; France, Nov. 24. Father's Letter Day. Dear Dad: Today we can tell you all about our trip over where avc are now and what Ave have been doing. My experiences will be tame Avhen you read about those of Fred and Ralph. Days amidst bursting shells, struggles face to face Avith the Hun, and the thrills of going over the top are as foreign to me as they were four months ago while back in old Kearny. Quiet preparation for the real thing have been my lot. Two weeks after coming up here my outfit moved up to the front. Rumor has it that they were Aadped out almost complete ly two Aveeks later. But this is not the only event that prevented my; chances for actual fighting. Eighty per cent of one unit that finished the last school here were on the casualty list within three weeks after fin ishing. Second "Looes" were in great demand. To increase the supply rapidly our course avas cut doAvn to six Aveeks. They then proceeded to put us through on "double time. Aveeks Avere up Avhen the cur tain of war dropped. Had (he Avar lasted three or four Aveeks longer I might be able to spin yarns with my two brothers. But that's Avhat might have been, and besides Ave're all glad the drama ceased Avhen it did. I left off Avriting you in full the day Ave left New York. So ) 9 Fh r e of the noAv I'll go back to that date and mention a feav incidents I could not heretofore. I got to see old Ralph the night before he left to embark. He Avas taking a bath —the sultry weather made bath ing the most pleasant pastime possible. He looked mighty good (after he had finished his bath) all togged up in his over visited till taps and I had to feel may Avay back to camp The next evening I met Dick McKay. He sailed Aidien I did but have never seen him since. All I saw of Ncav York city from the train and ferry seas uniform:. We was that took us to our transport. W<> climbed up to the gangAvay of the Vanban at noon Aug. 10. We had all the room necessary due to a heavy cai'go of fresh meat aboard. While I Avas washing mv mess kit after dinner the next day the boat began to rock. We had started our 13-mile zig-zag (Continued on page 8.) i i m ; : PUBLIC SCHOOL NEWS m m The basket ball team is going to have a game with Cottonwood Saturday night. Don't* fail to come out. At the gym. The penmanship class is busy making movement designs this month for exhibition purposes. Monthly examinations are in order this week. Next week we will see who have the highest averages. Don't forget the program to be delivered by the lower grades Friday evening, February 21st, at the Opera House. The follow ing is the program : The Red Cross Maid and the The Dolls Symposium : A cap tivating play. Children imper sonate dolls and do amusing stunts, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Duet : The Red Cross Maid and the Soldier Boy, Evelyn Shoemaker and Donald Johnson. Liberty Drill, 2nd grade. Washington Song and Drill, 3rd grade. Folk Play: Jingle Bells, 1st Grade. Who Made the First Flag, 3rd grade. Uncle Sam's Reunion: A pat riotic. cantata to be given by the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Uncle Sam has promised to be with us on this date along with his train of faithful,, devoted followers. Some of these are Miss Press, Miss Liberty, Dr. Peace, Mr. Ever Ready, Mr. Pulpit, Mr. Moneybags, Miss Suffrage and Miss Anti-Suffrage. Everyone will enjoy seeing the transformo tion of Air. Hyphen. There arc about seventy-five characters in this cantata, eaer playing an important and active part in the reunion of Uncle Sam. Everyone come out and hear all their Avitty sayings, also enjoy their conta gious good AAdll and patriotism shoAvn in their songs. Camp Fire Girls to Give Silver Tea. Saturday afternoon, from 2:30 to 5:00, the Nezperca Camp Fire Girls Avili give a silver tea at the Community church. Tea, coffee, salad and sandAviehes Avili be served. This Camp Fire Avas organized Jan. 13, .1919, under the guard ianship of Mrs. Grover C. Pen nell. There are 19 members, in cluding the girls from the High School and seventh and eighth grades. The Camp Fire Girls' organization Avas founded in 1911 by Mrs. Luther Halsey Gul ick, of Lake Sebago, Maine. Her ideal and the idea\ of the Camp Fire noAv originates in the home. It is an organized effort to find romance, beauty and adventure in everyday life and work to in everyday (life and Avork—to gether. The girls are aavarded honors for all phases of Avork Avhieh girls can do. This, of course, not only makes their w'ork more interesting, hut tends to deA r elop that cheerful spirit in Avhieh all Avork should be done. The organization has Avon rec ognition from President Wilson and other men of note because of the worth while Avork they have done in food conservation dur ing this present Avar. The club invites j r ou to their Tea Saturday afternoon. The proceeds Avili be used to further the growth of the club and make it a helpful part of the commun ity. in comfortable and _ Big line racket goods at Lair's.'the Soon Have Real Show House. The force of carpenters at work on the Temple shoAv house has the balcony almost finished and the stage and dressing rooms are almost ready for the painter. That Nezpcroe if( very soon to have a real modern picture shoAv and entertainment hall is very apparent from a glance at the Avork noAv ainder way at the Tem ple. The picture machine Avili be ready for installation shortly, and the opera chairs are expect ed to be here by the time the other work is cleared for their placement. In something like an other Aveek, three or four hun dred people can find accomoda tions here for any sort, of an en tertainment our community may desire, and the proceeding— whether it be picture shoAv, con cert or regular drama—may be enjoyed agreeable surroundings. LOCAL NEWS. Chas. Giles was over from llo yesterday on business. Mrs. Harry Smith was a pass enger for Lewiston Sunday. C. J. Miller Mrs. D. A. Allen is over from Winchester for a visit with Ne/ perce relatives. Russell Twitty and his mother were arrivals in this city Tues day from Seattle. _ John Jorgcns was in the Win ehester section on business the first of the week. Mrs. D. Dudley returned Tues day from a visit with her par ents in Clarkston. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Harbke returned last Thursday evening from a trip to Spokane. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Gross re turned last Thursday evening from a visit to Spokane and oth er points. M. F. a business was visitor in Cottomvood last Fri day. Brownfield came up from Lewiston Tuesday on busi ness connected with the Nez perce Roller Mills. At 2:30 Saturday afternoon the Camp Fire Girls Avili begin serving tea at the Community Marler and babv Z MÄ l ÄÄ of her brother. C. W. Palmer. Mrs. Chas. Thatcher returned to her home in Winchester Mon to nei mum in winenesxei mon day after a A-isit at the home ot Supt. Joe Mitchell in this city. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Wright and Miss Edith went to Moscoav Sun a f V, 1 .1 " i . day to visit Robert, avIio is a student in the University' there. Miss Signa Anderson's smil . " , 'I., i ", T. ing voice is again identified in the hello service of the local Nez perce Co-operative Telephone ex change. Mrs. Clara Brown, parole of ficer for the girls' industrial school at St. Anthony, was in Nezperee the last of the week on business connected Avith that in 'Mr. and Mrs. Horace Mitchell were over from the llo section Friday for a visit with his home folks, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mitch ell and family. C. W. B. M. services Avili be held at the Christian church Sun day commencing at 11:15 a. m. A program will be given, follow ed by a basket dinner, in Avhieh everyone i» invited to part». church. Get your cup. Airs. K. C. ^Sergeant and Airs. D. A. Lind er, of Prosser. Wn„ are visiting Ilo relatives and friends and will come on to Nezperee later in the week. Day recently returned from service in France and has been discharged. . A daughter was born to Mr. and Airs. Lloyd Stevens in this city on the 10th instant, and the little lassie and all are getting along quite Avell j and it is noted that Grandpa SteATiis can hard ly be kept on the ranch since the advent and Grandpa Nelson has lost much interest in any place but Nezperee. ReA r . E. Milton, of Portland, Avas in this city the latter half of the Aveek placing before our citizens the establishment of a Y. AI. C. A. organization in this county. At a meeting Friday night the plan Avas considered at some length and a temporary or ganization effected by the elec tion of Dr. E. S. Peterson as chairman of the movement. Ex-Lieutenant, Governor and Mrs. E. L. Parker came over from Cottomvood yesterday for old a short Nezperee friends and that Mr. Parker might accept an invitation to spend last evening Avith his brethren of the local W. O. W. Lodge, of which he is a charter member. The lodge Avas proud to be honored by his attendance and the old friends very much enjoyed the visit the brief stay of this estimable pair in our city permitted. Curtis J. Aliller is preparing a real Nezperee home for his new Dodge and Olds cars, that they may not feci all-out-in-the-cold when they arrive and have to aAvait over night, as they .just occasionally do, for their n.nv purchaser to lake them home. Mr. Aliller, the local agent for those popular knights of the road, is having fixed up the Vollmer-Clearwater building, at the corner of Fourth avenue and Maple street, for his exhibition room and sales offices and plans to have the establishment's ap pearanee up to the standard of cars he is selling. Word From Eph. and Wm. Test ennan. In a card just received by The Herald from Mrs. A. E. Sickler, of Savageton, Wyo., she says: "I am in receipt of a letter from my son, Eph. Testerman, written January 5. He is at Engers, Germany, the headquarters of the 2nd Engineers. He is well, but said nothing of any of the ( other Nezpérce boys, and states that they seldom get letters from home, which makes it \*ery lonely for them. He was unable to say when they would be home, but is Rebekah Social Club. r. 1 1 I O • 1 ™ 1 The Rebekah Social Club met the home of Mrs. Minnie ^ icnis February 7, for an all day session. Al the noon hour an elaborate dinner aa. as served to which all.000. did justice. The dinner gnests J o* Ji-if* t * wer * : Misses Miller, I Rath If, Larsen, (ole, (airless and very homesick, as they all are. I also had a letter from Wm. Testerman. He wrote from France and said they Avould soon he sailing for home. He came through without being Avounded, although he spent tAvo months at the front and near it.'' m 0n ' ** , . 1 * r S? , « n * "«.• ** «"V" Sn JJj S£ Tri^fn* St-Lnel'l î éisïi Diï ' Vi - 'r> » ete, 2? n > Dunham, Akin, Price, Kennedy, Lehr, Wi-ioM poetyin Stalker* ' Rowe The ext meeting will he hell , 10 meeting aa ill be held at the home of Mrs. Agnes Smith, Vehrnnrv 21 at 2 o'clock ' in • ■ Rebekahs m good sttand mg are invited to these meet ings and also t0 become mem | )(1] . s of (he R e ] )e k a b Club. * Mrs. S R. Walker Sec'v —_!_1_ ' ' ' The Red Cross Workers ' ^ , .j j 1 Ren Cross 1 work d 00 m s on?hedit^vivin February 6.-—Mrs. 8 J D Me Hunter ^Mr^^Karrv™^ MitcheR ,, n p i, * M A o ' ' ' ' 7 Ar ,.„ rr MitchcT sunervrioi Mrs I D MeCo ' p ' Thômnsnn Hunter P ' p'^' M p Th U ■ Mrs E „ 'aJLv, iïotlif f ITinl/ §„«"«■"; % §- ox - M 1 T r s .'. 11 A ', (r Hunt , er ' r . Mltchell > Mrs ' J - D ' M(, ' Y , , . , ,, .. Al T f sd f y 8 bfie al J the materials on hand were used U P- a " d the work be dr .°PP' i new sl + ip P ly ? 8 ^ceived, due notlCe Wl11 b& ^ Iven the P ublie ' Sunset Community Meeting. On Saturday, February 22, a big community meeting will be held at the Sunset school house near Mohler. A morning and afternoon program will be pro vided and sandAviehed liberally betAveen these tAvo ends of the day's proceedings Avili be a* din ner such as folks like to talk and think about for months after. Miss Coolidge, teacher at the Sunset school, will have charge of the morning program ; every body Avili take a hand in the noon festmties, and l^cal land imported 'talkers wifi entertain the crowd in the afternoon. A cordial invitation is extended to 11 . Community Church. way. A friendly church, Claude B. Martin, minister. We are so busy this Aveek moving our club house—making a place for men—that avc have not had time to think over what avc are going to talk about Sun day. But regular services and a friendly welcome await you. This church hopes, soon, to be able to serv'e the men of this com munity in a great and practical Superintendent John IIoAvland of the Children's Home at LeAvis ton is in Nezperee to-day in the interest of that most worthy in stitution. In the effort to keep the overhead expense of the Home at the minimum, he is fill ing the positions of both superin tenlent aid financial agent, and the record shows that despite Avar and influenza drawbacks more children haA'e been eared for and placed in the past year than CA'er before and with equal efficiency. FORTY TO ONE FOR N. HIGHWAY DISTRICT. Vote On Creation New Highway District, Tuesday, Indicates County Road Sentiment The Mohler-Central Ridge sec tion voted the creation of the North Highway district in this county last Tuesday by 40 votes for and one against the project. This fairly represents the senti ment for better roads in Lewis county, and particularly in the Central Ridge country, Avhieh has been a leader in maintain ing good roads. The election was held at the Sunset school house, tAvo miles north of Möh ler, and a larger vote Avould have resulted, but the sentiment was so unanimious for the crea .® f the district that many felt It needless to attend the election. This district embraces about 41,000 acres'of the finest land in the country and carries an as sessed valuation of about $1,145, all.000. Its creation looks to the construction of the best possible roa d exending north and south through its center with suffi cient laterals to serve all sec The next move i„ th. .„„„ly alo, ' K thlS tr<md wil1 be the pres ' cotation of petitions, to-morrow, to the county commissioners for t hn callim/ of nn election on the tnc caill " K or nn c| ection on tne creation of (he Prairie Highway ? 1 ? tr,0 J* embracing the territory ly m g between the Central, North and Knminh TTitdiwnv di«tri,.f« aua lvam ian itigiiAAay ctistncts. „ ~ *~ Rose Hill, McRae Community MeetW , "Mtmg. A community meeting will be beld at the McRae school house, under the auspices of the McRae v and Rose Hill school districts, on Friday. Feb. 21. This is to be 011 a,1 -W affair and every bady is invited to come 0nd " bring 0 ff0odly 8U PP ly of things The morning will be devoted to a good program by the pu pils, under the direction of their teach eta, Agisses Carrie Gehrke 0nd Isabel Stoufer ' I» the after noon Rev ' Claude Martin, Coun ty Agent A. E. Wade and Coun ty Superintendent of Schools Miss Norma P. Wilson will de dvor addresses on subjects along ««« »f eontmunity work. Stock Show Meeting Feb. 24. Aluch interest in a resump tion of the annual stock show at Nezperee is already being dis played, and that timely concert ed discussion and consideration of the same may be had, Presi dent Harry C. Oranke of Nea perce Lh'e Stock Show Associa tion has called a meeting of all old stockholders, farmers, stock men and business men interested, to be held at County Agent Wade's office in the court house building at 2:30 on the afternoon of February 24th. It is likely the date of the shoAv and general plans and arrangements will be made at this meeting, and it is important that a good turnout be had. It is a good thing to push. Soldiers Back From Service. Corporal Elmer Mitchell and Val Farrar returned home last Thursday ev'ening from Camp LeAvis, both having received their discharge from the service. Bernard Stach came in Satur day evening from Camp Leavis, where he was discharged from the service just in time to a\ r oid the tieup on. account of the Se attle strike. Ed. C. Denton returned Mon day evening from army service at Camp Lewis, where he receiv ed his discharge. Opal Yates has been discharg ed from the service at Camp Lewis .and is visiting Avith his parents at Clarkston. Will Sell These Articles. There are still several articles used at the local hospital during the influenza epidemic that have not been called for by their ers, and final notice is hereby given that unless such articles are called for and removed at once, they will be sold and the proceeds given to the Red Gross. Apply to C. W. Kettman, secre tary of the Nezperee Red Cross Branch, or Mayor S. D. Stoufer. OAvn Let the Camp Fire Girls serve you tea at the Community church Saturday afternoon.