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THE NEZFERCE HERALD
official Paper of Lewis County Thursday, February 20, 1919. W. P. Conger ft P. W. Mitchell Editors and Owners Entered at the Nezperce, Idaho, Post office as Second-Class Mail Matter. COTTONWOOD FURTHER APOLOGIZES. Cottonwood had a bit of ex perience in road building last summer, and the noise she made over it was similar to that of hen after laying her first egg. Lewis county was amused at the time that so much acclaim should he released over the little*stunt, for Lewis county had for years been building and maintaining miles and miles of mighty good roads. Anyway, the joke was left for the enjoyment of those who made it, and would he yet if the statement which appeared in- last Aveek's Cottonwood Chroniele over the signature of W. B. Hussman had not given out the impression that maybe Engineer Booth made his report on the north and south highway location through Idaho and Lew is counties with about the same accuracy as he figured this bit of ro,ad for the Cottonwood com munity. A portion of Mr. Huss man 's statement follows. It is interesting : "When our people voted the $50,000 road bonds we thought that this would be sufficient to complete projects under consid eration, the Greencreek Cut-Off and the change through Schnid er's just east of town and yet leave us enough to build the north and south state highway which for a distance of about four miles follows the above route thus leaving only about three miles of State Highway to. build outside of the distance covered in the above named pro jecls. That avc haA r e been dis appointed is not due to misap propriation or lavish expendi ture of the money at hand but in the fact that we ha\-e placed the cost of road building far be Ioav what experience everywhere has proven the same to be. The State HigbAvay Commission thru their Engineer E. M. Booth plac ed the cost of building the State Higlnvav through our district a" from $25,000 to $30,000, his esti mate being based on an aA-erage cost of $4,000 per mile for grad ing dirt roads and exclush'e of right-of-way and culverts. Noth ing is revealed in the Commis sioners report published in last Aveek's Chronicle to shoAv that the original estimate by the state engineer avrs not nearly cor rect, in fact their report shoAvs that dirt AA - .as moved eA r en heloAv his estimate. But ,his estimate was figured on dirt grading Avith a small per cent of loose rock. Nothing extra Avas alloAved should solid rock he encounter ed, the cost of excavating same being four times that of loose earth. Nor did he make alloAv anee for right-of-Avay and fenc ing or concrete culverts. We understand that our commission ers paid out for right-of-Avay and fencing alone on the Avork so far done, over $8,000 and their re port) shoAvs an expenditure of nearly $7,000 for concrete cul A-erts. '' TIME TO STAND PAT. In GlasgoAv, Scotland, the in stigator of the labor trouble was Emmanuel Spinwell, a bolshe vist of Russian or Polish nation ality. He represents British in stinct and principle about as much as an Eskimo reflects the ideal of a Mongolian. In Belfast a human curiosity of the same nationality named Simon Greenspohn preached the same eccentric'gospel as Emman uel and was the moving spirit of the industrial unrest, Avhich æi R ussian revolutionary touring Hie mining districts of South Wales did his utmost—-and with considerable success—to f*ou A'inee a thrifty population that thrift Avas criminal. These three mental perverts conducted their respective cru sad* in defiance of organized labor rather than in conformity with its behests. They preach ed a revolt against the authority of the unions. Their mission was to destroy the structure of organ ized labor and capital at the same time, but what they were to set up in. place of these two is, as usual, not determined. In other words, they preached the destruction of wealth, and offered nothing to replace it with but universal poverty. No one who has not lived in England knows how bolshevism seethes in the foreign quarters -of all large towns, and particu larly in the London ghetto. For many years it has been one of England's boasts that every kind of refugee is welcome in Great Britain, and as a result the type of degenerate that cannot pass the Ellis Island tests at New York has been breeding through out the British Isles for over half I a century. If we do not profit by this les son we do not deserve to. We have been admitting a miscellan eous collection of immigrants for fifty years, and many of them are our very bone and sinew. And many are not. It is more Major Monson Morris of the 369th field artillery was com mandant of an American prison camp at Richelieu, France, and had charge of 832 German oners. His description of them is pointed, unprejudiced, but not polite. And what should give us food for thought is his intimation that most of them had decided to come to America after the war. And there is no legislation yet framed to keep them out. At the risk of seeming inhos pitable we must put up the bars both against the crack-brained bolshevist and the Prussian junker. If we have not . jobs enough to go round among our selves, we should (certainly not share them with malignants who are ready to rob us of our pro perty and our liberty at the same time. • by luck than good judgment that so much vitality has been added to us by immigration. It is time to (dose the gate. AS WASHINGTON WAS PA TIENT. The observance of Washing ton's birthday recalls to ns year by year the patience and faith and courage Avith Avhich he liv ed the dark years of the revo lutionary war. The dullest and most matter-of-fact history of this period throAvs a clear light upon these craract eristics of Washington. No'man ever more truly carried the fate of a nation upon his shoulders. He strove against disappointment, disaster, lack of funds and material, in efficient oti- disaffected aids, English propaganda at least as strong as the German propa ganda of the last few years, and through it. all he looked forward Avith high faith and courage to the ultimate destiny of the Unit ed States. After the Avar a task of the utmost difficulty confronted him in the rehabilitation of a country worn by Avar, lacking financial credit at home and abroad and disturbed by factional differenc ed. Here also his AVisdom and patience brought their results. It is directly to him that Ave oavc our ÜA r es of comfort and liberty. We are again in a time of re construction after Avar. Our prob lems are different from those which confronted Washington and bis time, but no less disturb ing. It is for us to attempt to meet these problems Avith bis spirit of foresight and patience' and wisdom. So shall avc behold, as be did, a greater and more bénéficient America. DEPORT THEM. Labor organizations in the United States or in any other country are entirely ^legitimate. The only way in Avhich the Avork er can meet his problems is thru organization. Labor unions shield him from commercial greed, pro tect his rights and secure his privileges. Nothing can be said against the conservatHe and pru dent labor union and much can be said in its favor. It is the Avjild labor Agitator fqr whom there is neither room rtor plaen in a free country. His Mission is the bringing of dis content and disorganization, and are too often the defiance of law and destruction of property. The United States government is in full understanding and sym pathy Avith the labor organiza tions. în every important differ ence between capital and labor the government appoints a com mission to confer with the labor unions and consider the needs and grievances of the Avorkers. But the government's ansAver 1 to the work of labor agitators is | prompt and clear. It was, at the j beginning of the Beattie strike, the shipment of fifty-four agi tutors and bolsheviks east for immediate deportation. These men find their interests in the hope of a general upheav al. Under pretense of sympathy for the worker, this is what they advocate. The proper place for them is on an east-bound train carrying them to an east-bound si earner, and then, 1 back to the nest that bred them. try. It is a will fade away as many new stars do, or become firmly fixed in the national firmament. For support the new party looks toward labor unions. It incorporates in its platform a large number of planks, one of which calls for government ownership of rail roads, mines, telegraphs, tele-1 phones, stock yards, grain elc vators and other public utilities. The platform also seeks "demo eratic control of industry and j commerce; democratic control of education complete equality of A new star has risen upon the political horizon in the shape of the Labor party now forming in many cities throughout the conn question whether it; men and women in government and industry ; a curb on the pow er of the Supreme Court to de dare laws unconstitutional; rep resentation of labor in all gov eminent detpartments, alj. com missions and agencies of recon J stiiictjon ; no (compulsory mili pris-|tary training; increased tax on I incomes, inheritances, profits and land values. " It is difficult to I judge what appeal these and | other radical changes called for ; may make to the feeling of the country. And in this time of change and unrest it is doubly hard to make prediction. Only time will. shoAA- us how tar the conservative labor elements of the nation are prepared to go. In the passing of. Attorney Charles L. McDonald of LeAvis ton, the Avhole LeAviston country feel's the loss of a good friend, a gentleman and a rare citizen. His feAv brief appearances be fore this community in a pro fessional Avay and in his untiring and unselfish Avar Avork intensi fied the Avarmtb of the friend ships he bad here and gained for him the kindliest of * feelings front those Avho had before been strangers. __ HERALDS Items not intended to hit or E5 miss anyone in particular, hut jn^ just to remind you- pi That Nezprece noAV has the niftiest movie theatre on the hill. That a scientist has discovered that bay fever originated; from kissing a grass widow. That many of our soldiers bave been through the exeitemnt both of a charge and a discharge. That the matches are made now-a-days so a fellow most al ways light ; the first one breaks. That the only entertainment left to the German croAvn prince in bis banishment is the fun of trying to get a divorce. That Avhen the price of butter and eggs goes doAvu do you sup pose that the caw and the hen fee] as if they were losing caste? That Avili the peace confer ence after President Wilson's de parture be something Ijike the play of Hamlet Avith Hamlet left out? That. Germany finds that it is one thing to approve of Bolshe vism in Russia .and another to he satisfied with the home-made article. That the man Avho had bacon for breakfast this morning feels like a multi-millionaire when he learns that in Austria pork pro ducts are selling at $10 a pound. That a tAA'O-ineh .blanket of snoAv and stiffening weather made Monday night begin to feel more like Avinter hut. the snow and the sting mostly left Tues day. soon be practically presented to 1 That it be dreadful if in five years' time there were no one in the United States who could tell the difference between Bohemian beer and Bavarian beer and Bock beer? That the old fashioned winter and the o. f. blizzard must have «(loped together, i If they come rollicking home, hand hi hand, shall avc give them a joyovis wel come or heave a brick at them? That Turkey has made applica tion to be placed , under the guardianship of Uncle Sam. What Turkey needs is a guard, not a guardian. But Avhat a dear little sweet little tractable Avard Turkey Avould he. That a question Avhich ■"■ill will be, decision i us for j "'Which 1S easre r, t ein l t ' . . ! abstinence. lu u * scheme ot things, now««. « j does not much mattei io\\ answer it. « That a doughboy, the pu our nation, ,, Fell in love with a pic a - < s tian. , . When he asked tor a uss, Said this pert bttle *hiss, "What's the use ot L. oscu a Hon. raging main, That spring and summer ing is close at hand. Let us show a motor that fits any sewing machine. Instantly applied and instantly removed; no trouble to attach: low in cost and cost ot operation about the same as an ordinary lamp. Orangeville L. L. & P. Co. That in telling the v\ ash in g ton story the teacher emphasizes the circumstance of Georges truth-telling. But the man who owns cherry trees and a hatchet our of our old salts old) are That many ;(say 18 to 22 years reaching home thèse days, bang ing up their uniforms, and then sea legs and their choice marine vocabularies, and getting ready to plow the lields instead ol the sew j and a family of boys places a j very strong emphasis on the fact ! that cherry-troie _ boughs make most excellent switches. . That the Victory Liberty loan coming up in April will test the genuine patriotism of every corn munity, for it will bring out the 'real love of our country and the desire to see its obligations met, with no immediate fear powerful enemy overcoming our armies as the greater incentive, Spokane Live Stock Market For Week Ending - Feb. 15. of a Receipts of live stock at this mai .]cet for the Aveek Avere —867 cattle ; 48 calves ; 1,447 hogs ; 91 sheep ; and 64 horses and mules —totaling 45 carloads. Cattle receipts for the Aveek Avere extremely light and scaree ly supplied Hie demand* The run «in general AA-.as just plain killers Avith no choice Avinter-fed stuff appearing. The cattle mar ket has a strong tone on all. class es and closed strong at prices in line Avith the tabulation submit ted below, which is the entire cattle sales for the past tAvo Aveeks. The hog situation shows a marked improvement over prices at the opening of the Aveek. An advance of 15 to 20 cents per CAvt. is noted and at these ad vanced figures, offerings of the closing days met sale. The mar ket is steady with prime mixed 16.60 to 16.75; medium mixed, 16.25 to 16.50; rough heavies, 14.60 to 15.75; pigs, 15.25 ; stockers na dfeeders, 12.00 to 14.50. The sheep market continues at a standstill. The recent offer extremely light and but 14.00 to mgs are an ordinary demand is displayed for anything but grades of lambs, tions are: Prime lambs 13.75 to 14.25 ; fair to medium lambs, 9.00 to 11.00; prime yearlings, the better Sheep quota 10.00 to 11.50; prime wethers, 9.00 to 10.00; best mutton cavcs, 6.00 to 8.00. 1 ' I 'm-thru-enza ' ' Catching - . With the cessation of hostili ties the Red Cross is called upon to combat a ucav epidemic, origi nating this time within its uaa - ii ranks. The affliction is knoAvu as "I'm-thru-enza." The initial symptom is a sense of lassitude—a "What's the use? It's all over. Why should I work." Steps are being taken to isolate the germ— also those Avho are. carrying it. The epidemic is not. Avide spread ; nevertheless an effort is being made to stem its advance. "Cold feet" is a marked symp tom. Another indication in the pres ence of the germ is forgetfulness (that the boys are still over there.) The A'ictim, as a rule, cannot concentrate the mind (on knit ting.) The sight becomes impaired (can't see to seAv.) The ears become affected (can't hear the appeals of hun dreds of thousands lof refugees who must be clothed, fed and housed.) Heart, doesn't heat as it used to, and in advanced stages that organ apparently turns to stone. A vaccine, consisting of equal parts of tincture of 1 won't quit and Red Cross spirits, a dash of patriotism and a peck of pep is effective. feeling of play. When your husband comes home cross one Avay to line him un is to land a flat-iron behind his eah. Still a better remedy suggested at the home talent In I. w l V™ FINANCIAL RESERVE There is hardly a day passes but most of us are called upon to draw upon our reserve, cither phy#« ical, mental of financial. Have YOU some in store? This bank' is a good place to start a financial and it cannot help but be of real service to you. We pay 4% on Savings Accounts. $1.00 will start an account. re serve UNION STATE BANK A Home Institution.—Established 1909. Member Federal Reserve System r To the Soldier Now Home I You feel pretty proud of your uniform and you ought to; your friends do too; and they're glad to see you in it and back at the "old home'' town again. You will want civilian clothes soon however, and while you are about it you'll want the best you can get; you ought to have them and we sell that kind. They are made ly HART SCHAFFNER & MARX and there aren't any better clothes makers in the country. Lots of splendid patterns in all the desired weaves and colors; all wool, of course, or silk and wool, and in the styles you'll like; full of dash and vim all through. Clothes like that will "make good" Avith you just as you've "made good" with Uncle Sam; we sell them Avith an unqualified guarantee of satisfaction or your money back • HART SCHAFFNER & MARX are makers of good clothes ready-to-wear but we'll take your measure and have them make your clothes to order; you'll get fin« clothes and dependable service. You ought to come in early. I * THE STORE OP QUALITY State Bank B u// tf/ VjnioU Nezperce Idaho IfflG If it's a Clear, Velvety Skin you life try Beavers Lemon Bleaching Cream after a shave or facial massage, *1 Gem State Barber Shop J. D. McCown, Prop'r £BßXI3ß]ß3ß Nezperce Garage and Machine Works W. B. SIMMONS, Mechanic B. J, FIKE, Proprietor SERVICE r : Our Motto fixed-D 0 * When your car's in trouble, you want it tinkered. Let us show you V '