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Official Paper Lewis County
Circulation, 1,400
ol. 21, No. 39
Corporal Roy Drake, who as a
iember of the 361st Machine
Company in the 91st Divis
got into the big fighting in
ie Argonne and other hot sec
>rs on the battle line in France
id Belgium, and was finally put
.it of action by a fragment of
irapnel tearing into his leg, re
lined to his home near Kamiah
u - ly in the month and gives a
rief recopning of his very inter
jting experiences, as follows ;
"On the 17th of,. June
iptain gave us orders to paeje
3 and be ready to move on short
pice. On the 18th we left
imp Lewis, and after riding six
and nights we landed in
m]) Merritt, N. J., where we
ml eight or ten days waiting
• our overseas equipment.
"On the fourth of July orders
me in for us to be ready to
)ve at any time. We left Camp
Recently Returned Wounded He
ro In Great Drive That Put
Finishing Touches to
erritt the next morning about
a short
N. Y.,
iee o 'clock ; marched
stance to the river and took
fry boat to Hoboken,
icre our transport, the good
ip Korea, awaited us. We went
board with several other com
ities and steamed out into the
rbor. About the next thing,
Bound wilh orders' to wear them
B the time.
■"On the evening of the 5th we
ith 14 other transports joined
ir convoy of submarine chasers,
low we'were out of sight of land
id the wafers began to get a
■tie. rough. Several of the boys
It awfully sick, and some thot
ley were going to die and some
Ished they would die. I ,escap
| the sickness entirely. After
I days on the water we sighted
lid on the morning of the 17th
|d it surely looked good to me.
|e landed in Glasgow, Scotland,
pit evening and marched to a
St çamp, where we stayed two
three days and then took trjiiu
We crossed
r Southampton.
I English Channel one
landed at Brest,
From there we took
ht and
a nee.
e-door Pullfmans (as
nks call them) and after rid
; four days and nights in those
t ears we were glad to get out
I walk.
|nch village, where we drilled
[ several days ; then moved to
heb village called Tevay.
time was limited and we had
We marched to a
day light till dark until
orders to move
it lines in the Argonne for
which took several days of
(1 hiking and a few nights.
When within a short distance
he front we landed in a heavy
id. Here we were in range of
German artillery, so we had
jceep under cover as much as
sible to avoid being shelled
got ready to go over the
to the
On the morning of the 26th
September our artillery put
* a ban-age which lasted six
We waited until
light hours.
Bight that morning and went
r. Our {company, the 361st
Ihine Gun, was in support
t day. We went over trench
[shell holes and bai'bed wire
tmglements against machine
s and snipers.
[That night our company took
a position on the front line,
could hear the Huns moving
r artillery and supplies back,
e we had five days of hard
iting and the 91st was held
for four days. The divisions
the right and left of us could
keep up. On the 9th we were
Wed by the 32nd Division,
to be sure we were very glad
jee them. The Huns put over
larragc that evening just be
; our relief came upland we
posed they were coming over
I got ready to meet them, but
noA-er came.
After being .relieA'ed
died back seven or
is Avith high explosii'e shells
Big all around us.
roAv AVas Avounded at this
i, but the rest got back all
t. We stopped in a heaiy
d, stayed there two days and
ed about four miles further,
p avc pitched our tents and
; getting ready for a good
it's rest Avhen orders Avere re
td, about four o'clock, to go
I back to the front lines to fill in
^îlfnïght throiifh' m^amTîaüq
over hills and rocks, till four
o'clock in, the moniing. After
resting till daylight we went
over the top, meeting very stiff
ualties that morning.
"After five more days of stiff
fighting we were relieved'again
and marched back to a point
where we were to take trucks to
a rail head and be sent to Bel
gium ; but the trucks failed to
appear, so we had to hike instead
of ride. We marched about 60
miles to a railroad, got in box
cars and started for Belgium,
"After three days' riding we
landed near Ypres. The next
day eve marched to a small vill
age, where we brought our com
ourjpany up to full strength by re
placements and got ready for the
Flanders drive,
"On the 28th of October
started for the'front, and after
three days' hike we found our
selves near the fighting lines
again. On the first of November
our platoon of 45 men went over
the top, but I had not gotten far
when a piece of high explosive
shell got me in the left leg and
We had several cas
the fellow who was with me got
' a piece through the left arm. So
for that morning we had two
killed and seven wounded out of
our 45 men.
"I went back to the first aid
station, had my wound dressed
and was then sent to the field
hospital. Here I was operated
upon and the piece of shell was
taken from njy leg. I was then
sent to an English hospital,
where I remained a few days.
On November 11 I left Prance
for the U. S. base hospital at
Tottenham, London, Avhere
stayed 30 days. We had the best
of care there ; plenty to eat, and
the Red Cross gave us cigarettes,
candy, smoking tobacco and any
thing we needed. On the 14th
of December we sailed for the
good old U. S. A., were 12 days
on the water and landed in New
York on the 26th of December.
I was sent to Camp Merritt, N.
J., and from there to Fort Logan,
Colo., where I was discharged.
"Now T am well and back
home and will be glad to see the
rest of the boys come sailing in.
Sherman was right—'war is
"The other Lewis county boys
who were in the 361st M. G. Co.
were all right when I left the
company. They were, Nick
Klaus, Elmer Ralstin, Sven
Thompson, and Sidney Hutley.
} '
Th« Schilling- Trophy Here.
The handsome, richly engrav
ed silver shield, contributed by
Dr. Schilling, of Tlo, to the Lewis
county Garden Club winning 1st
place in last season's club con
test, has arrived here and is in
the hands of the County Club
Leader and will be duly present
ed to the winners—the Nezperce
Garden Club, whose members are
as folloivs :
Ethel Kincaid, Mary Wade,
George Anderson. Cecil Doggett
Earl Hunter, Robert Riggins,
Pear] Fink",
Pink, Anna • Lux,
Stach, Margaret Fuchs, Kathryn
Edith Olson,
Mildred Olson, John
Gay Robinson,
Ruth Martin,
Merl Fink, Daisy
Lonnie Mitchell
Virginia Martin, Margaret Ja
cobs, Mabel Mitchell, Joe Pink.
The condition of the award
that the winning Club must
have the best record ' for
around garden work of any in
the county.
The Lewis county board
commissioners is issuing
Lewis county boys who were or
are in the army or navy service
testimonial of the county's ap
preciation of such service.
In order that each one's rank
and the organization to which he
belonged may be. inscribed on
this testimonial, it is necessary
that this information be furnish
ed E. L. Schnell,
in the service js, therefore
onested to let Mr. Schnell have
the following information as
practicable :
Name, rank, address, organiza
tion belonged to, local or over
date of entering
to all
clerk of the
EA'ery Lewis county man
in Vollmer.
soon as
seas serA'ice,
the serA'ice, date discharged.
MxC and Mrs. Hans
necht Avere over-Sunday A-isitors
Legislature So Decrees, and Also
Passes Bill Meaning Great
er Lewiston Normal.
Boise, Feb. 25.—The jlegisla
ture withdrew from the statute
books the state-wide primary law
by repealing it when the house
passed senate bill No. 68, by
Nash and Nelson, by a vote of 42
to 17. The democrats lined up
and voted against the bill. All
the Republicans voted for it ex
cept Bennett of Gooding county,
The action of the majority was
based on caucus agreement. If
the measure is signed by the gov
ernor, state conventions will be
substituted by the various politi
cal parties to nominate their can
didates and no state-wide pri
mary will be htild. Delegates to
these conventions will be elected
at county conventions made up
of the delegates elected at coun
ty primaries when county and
legislative candidates are nomi
nated for office. The state con
ventions will nominate all candi
dates for congressional, judicial
was one of the most important
nending before the legislature.
Tn repealing the state-wide pri
mary the républicains, believe
thev are complying with the
wishes of a vast majority of peo
ple in the state.
The house also passed by a
party vote house bill 116, amend
ing the present law so as to re
peal what is known as the head
less ballot ticket, permitting
straight voting and making it
easier for judges to count bal
The senate today, under sus
pension of the rules, passed the
bill appropriating $165,000 for
the purpose of erecting a new
administration building at the
Lewiston State Normal School
ground for the campus, this pur
chase to supplemenf a gift of
land made by the city of Lewis
ton. By terms of the bill passed
today, $150,000 will be used in
the construction of the new
building and $15.000 for addi
tional land purchase. The bill
has been held up in the senate
for a month after it passed the
house. Today the senate approv
ed the committee of the whole
recommendation by passing the
bill in its original form.
The measure is now in the
hands of Governor Davis and
will be signed by him, as he ad
vocated a favorable report on it
when it was in committee.
(The information, contained in
the above dispatch received from
Boise last night will cause re
ioicing in all circles acquainted
with the work of the Lewiston
State Normal school, for the
measure will enable the carry
ing out of improvements mark
ing the most constructive, period
in the history of the institution.
Christian Sunday School Notes.
Attendance last Sunday was
good in spite of the weather.
There were a few absent from
the adult classes but the child
ren were present in full force.
Be there next Sunday and help
make the school a success.
The Young Peoples class has
some ambitious plans under way
for the purpose of paying off the
church debt. Watch for these
The bible class at the Christ
ian Sunday school lost it» con
test with ' the Young Peoples
class and is preparing a Sunday
school party to be given Thurs
day March 6, as penalty for its
defeat. A splendid literary pro
gram, followed by contests of
various kinds, and ending with
an excellent lunch is promised
those in attendance. All mem
bers of the Bible school and
church and friends are invited.
Home Talent Plây Postponed.
An attack of tonsilitis suffer
ed by Nolen Hollen, who is in
the cast of "Young Mrs. Win
throp," the local talent drama to
have been staged here to-morroAv
night, has necessitated the post
ponement of its production, and
the neAv date is set for Thurs
day evening, March 6.
Mrs. Wilkes, of the
Millinery at Leiviston, will open
a sture in Nezperce in the near
President Wilson Returns From
Mighty Task In Europe to
Quell Jingoism Here.
Boston, Feb.
Wilson's ship arrived in Boston
harbor early this, evening
anchored with all the presiden
tial party remaining aboard. To
morrow some time before noon
the president and those accom
panying him from the Paris con
ference will come ashore for
brief ceremonies of welcome and
a short speech by the president
in Mechanics hall. The whole
party will leave for Washington
by special train at 4:30 in the
afternoon, arriving Tuesday
The president ftill plans to re
turn to France on the George
Washington, sailing from Hobo
ken about March 5, unless some
thing unforeseen occurs.
The President Speaks.
President Wilson will fight at
home as he has fought abroad
for the league of nations. Re
turning from France, he had
been on American soil not more
than three hours today before he
threw down the gauntlet to those
who distrust the proposed con
cert of governments based, lie
said, on the ■ American ideals
which had won the war for jus
tice and humanity.
An America confining to
her own territories her concep
tion and her purpose to make
men free, he said, would have to
keep her honor "for those nar
row, selfish, provincial purposes
which seem so deal' to some
minds that have no sweep be
yond their nearest horizon."
Before ( 'a responsive audience
that filled the biggest auditor
ium in the city, the president
pictured the Old World fighting
with stubborn desperation, and
expecting in the end nothing
better for the peoples than they
had known for centuries. He
pictured the American nation en
tering the lists with a new pur
pose—the freedom of mankind.]
The Old World had caught the
vision, and any treaty of peace
drawn otherwise than in the
new spirit would be nothing
more, he asserted, than a "mod
ern scrap of paper," and the
present peace, unless guaranteed
by the united forces of the civi
lized. world, could not! stand a
Bending over the speaker's
table, his face set in tense lines
and his right hand clenched, the
president exclaimed: "Any man
who thinks that America will
take part in giving the world any
such rebuff and disappointment
as that does not know America.
I invite him to test the senti
ment of the nation."
. Interrupted by applause, the
president halted, and then evok
ed the greatest demonstration of
the afternoon when he added
that he would accept no sweet
er challenge than the issue of
the American purpose in the
"1 have fighting blood in me,"
he said with apparent feeling,
"and it is sometijnes a delight 1o
let it have scope, but if it is a
challenge on this occasion, it will
be an indulgence."
At another point in his ad
dress the president said that if
the great hope of the world for
league of nations was dissap
pointed he would
part never to
play any part whatever in this
attempt to emancipate the world.
"I have no more doubt of the
verdict of American in this mat
have doubt of the
wish for my
have had Ameri
ter than I
blood that is in me."
New England gave the presi
dent a rousing welcome home.
This city probably never has
a greater crowd than gath
■ed at every point of vantage
along the route from Common
ealth pier, to which the naval
cutter Ossipee brought his party
from the steamship George
Washington, through the down
town districts and around two
sides of Boston commonwealth to
the Copley Plaza hotel, where a
stop was made for luncheon.
At every turn the president
Hat in hand, he
Av'as cheered,
stood in his motor car through
out the tAvo miles of the parade.
So occupied Avas Mr. Wilson
ith the program prepared for
all official business
im that
brought to his attention was de
ferred until he was aboard the
special train which drew out of
the South station at 4:30 this
afternoon for Washington.
Washington, Feb. 25.—On the
first day of his return to the
capital, President Wilson put in
more than 10 hours at his desk,
signing twenty-eight bills and
joint resolutions, making a score
of nominations, discussing gov
eminent business for three hours
with his cabinet and winding up
the day's work by a conference
with Democratic Leader Martin,
at which the president annonne
ed his decision not to call an ex
tra session of Congress until af
ter his return from Europe,
Altogether, it was one of the
busiest days in recent years at
the White House.
Whether the president will ad
dress congress is believed to de
pend upon the executive situa
tion. Tomorrow night he will
discuss the constitution of the
league of nations in detail with
members of the senate and house
affairs committees, who
will be his guests at dinner, and
the belief is growing in official
quarters that the president will
consider his explanations to them
sufficient for the time being.
Lewis County Fair and Stock
That this county will have a
fair and stock show worth while,
>n the earlier part of next Octo
ber, was assured in.the results of
meeting of representative
farmers held at County Farm
Agent Wade's office in Nez
perce last Monday afternoon.
The matter of holding the an
nual stock show was taken up
by members of the Nezperce
Stock Show Association, and,
after consideration of the best
ways and means to make the
event a success, it was decided to
combine the stock show and
Boys and Girls' Clubs exhibits,
adding a general exhibit of farm
produces, and make one big coun
ty fair of it, to be held at Nez
nerce during the first.
October. It was further decided
that the direction and arrange
ments shtvuld be taken over by
the County Farm Bureau, and
this organization will hold a
meeting at an early date to form
ulate the detailed plan of hand
line' the fair, so that all farmers
and farm interests in all parts of
the county may be interested
and properly looked after.
The County Agent and Coun
ty Farm Bureau are getting
good and satisfactorv results in
the various lines of community
and individual undertakings in
the county's rural life, and this
half of
line of work the Agent has in
hand that it just 'naturally be
came assimilated by his organi
School Entertainment A Hit.
The old opera house was well
nacked last Prdiay night when
the "grades" of the publie
schools gave one of Ihe best en
tertainments the community has
vet witnessed in this line. From
the stunts of the little tots in the
primary to the larger boys and
girls of the sixth, each one work
ed through his part cleverly and
each part was entertaining. That
the teachers had been verv dili
gent in drilling their nupils was
well emphasized by the results.
And it was an entertainment
which required extensive eos
tuming, and in this the faculty
and the mothers had evidently
taken great pains.
Pleasing additions to the reg
ular program were drills by the
'eeal organizations of Campfire
Girls and Bov Scouts. Mrs. G
C Pennell and Miss Poole direct
ed the graceful maneuvers of the
former, and Claude Miller, re
cently returned from military
service, out the Scouts through
some of the gun drill and foot
movements that had come to be
a part of his daily life, and the
ads did the act well.
Red Cross Workers.
The folloAvipg ladies Avere on
duty at the Red Cross Avork
rooms last Thursday ;
Mrs. J. D. McCoavu, supervis
Mrs. A. A. Hunter.
Mrs, G. F. Thomas.
Mrs. Harry Mitchell.
When you can't get your work
done anywhere else, bring it
Doggett 's- they can do it.
Harvey Nedrow, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Nedrow of this
vicinity, came in Monday from
Fort Riley, Kansas, where he
had been temporarily stationed
before being discharged from
the service, after returning from
a glorious battle record in
France. He was with the 361st
Machine Gun company, . in the
91st Division, and was wounded
in the right side and arm by a
high explosive shell fragment
during the terrific fighting in
the Argonne forests in France,
The wound in his side was com
paratively slight, but the shell
fragment cut the tendons in his
arm and left his hand badly crip
pled. Aside from this hand, he .
looks in prime condition and
carries the buoyant spirit char
acteristic of the "man's army"
in which he did his full part,
When asked about his army
Another Valiant Son of Lewis
County Gladly Welcomed
Home From Argonne
life, he compressed his big ex
perience in this brief statement :
"I took my first training at
Camp Lewis and from there was
transferred to New' York. On
last July 5th we started for
France. On the w r ay over I was
taken down with an attack of
measles and landed at the Le
harve Hospital. After being
there a month, and a half, I got
out just in time to go over the
top with my company. I was at
the Argonne front about eight
days. On the eighth day T was
w'ounded and sent back to the
Base Hospital. There they dress
ed my wounds, and then I was
transferred from one hospital to
another until they sent me to the
good old U. S. A. I was just
three weeks in the hospital over
here before getting my dis
After he has had time to be
come acquainted with home once
more and has assimilated more
of the mother's good cooking,
The Herald hopes to get a more
detailed story to give its readers
of his experience "over there."
» >
Nezperce Took One From Lewis
The Nezperce High School
basket ball team defeated the
Lewiston High bunch in a whirl
wind game at the local gym last
Saturday night—the score being
15 to 1 in the first half for the
locals and 25 to 9 at the close.
A large crowd was in atten
throughout the contest. The
Lewiston boys—two of whom
were formerly residents of this
place—put, up a strong fight in
the last half, but. they were met
with equal determination from
the home squad. A new star be
gan to rise in the local field
when Elbert Stvellmon entered
this, his initial contest, and de
spite his youth and weight, got
away like an old head. The
lineup was as follows:
Lewiston—Cochran, Ramey
and Gonzans, forwards ; Libert
and Fritz Hendrickson, guards;
Hinman, center.
Nezperce—Earl and Elbert
Stellmon and Longeteig, guards;
Clayton Miller and Joe Farrar,
forwards; M. Harding, center.
The High School girls gave a
very much enjoyed party in the
school building in honor of the
visitors, to which all High School
students were invited,
and a good literary program
were the features, with refresh
ments concluding the bill.
Play Lapwai Here Saturday.
A game has been arranged
with the fast Lapwai team at the
local gym for Saturday night,
and an even bigger crowd than
witnessed last Saturday's game
is looked for, and a closer con
test between the players.
Tomorrow night the Nezpcrc
ers will go to llo and have a try
out with the heavy town team
there, which, like our bunch, has
not been defeated this season.
A mighty fast game is to be ex
, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stach Avere
passengers for Lewiston Tues
today from Spokane,
Mrs. Chas. Sartin came in Sun
for a A'isit
with home folks.

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