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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 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. ''
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
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
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.
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.
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. __
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
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
That. Germany finds that it is
one thing to approve of Bolshe
vism in Russia .and another to he
satisfied with the home-made
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
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
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
will be,
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
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
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
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
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
Another indication in the pres
ence of the germ is forgetfulness
(that the boys are still over
The A'ictim, as a rule, cannot
concentrate the mind (on knit
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
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
feeling of
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
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.
A Home Institution.—Established 1909.
Member Federal Reserve System
To the Soldier
Now Home
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.
State Bank B u// tf/
Nezperce Idaho
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
Nezperce Garage and Machine Works
W. B. SIMMONS, Mechanic
B. J, FIKE, Proprietor
Our Motto
fixed-D 0 *
When your car's in trouble, you want it
tinkered. Let us show you
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