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Vol 21, No. 40
Official Paper Lewis County
Circulation, 1,400
President, Returning to France,
Says People Strongly Fav.
or World Organization.
—Senate Ignorant.
New York, March 4.—On the
of his return lo the peace
conference. President Wilson de
livered an address here tonight
the Metropolitan opera house
urging establishment of a league
of nations. Former President
Taft, speaking from the same
platform also outlined; his rea
sons for believing that a league
should be formed to prevent th
tu re wars.
Governor Smith of New York
presided at the meeting and in
troduced both President* Wilson
and Mr. Taft.
Long before the president,
coming here tonight from Wash
ington to sail from Hoboken to
morrow on -the steamer George
Washington, reached the
house, great crowds had
ed along Broadway and Seventh
avenue, while hundreds of police
men. the strongest guard ever
provided in this city, were sta
tioned around the building.
One hour- before the doors
were thrown open to the few
thousands who had been able to
obtain tickets, 20 inspectors from
police headquarters searched the
opera house from cellar to upper
most gallery. Roofs of buildings
were also searched.
Police lines were drawn two
blocks from all sides of the opera
house. Seatholders arriving in
automobiles were forced to de
scend one block from the build
ing and walk to the main entra ee
At least 15 uniformed policemen
vised each ticket before a seat
holder could reach the main en
trance of the building and almost
as many more men scanned the
tickets before a person reached
his seat.
A wave of cheers swept over
the house as the president and
Mr. Taft took the center of the
platform. The president stepped
forward and acknowledged the
cheers. Cleveland H. Dodge call
ed for three cheei*s for President
Wilson and three more for Mr.
Taft, They were given with a
will. Then someone in the house
Called for three more cheers for
the president .and the audience
burst forth into another wave of
Governor Smith opened his
speech by payin'«* a tribute to the
part the New York soldiers had
played in the war.
"The war is not won yet,'' he
said, "and will not be until the
golden rule is written into the
international law of the world."
fie introduced Mr. Taft as the
man "who had w r om the purple
of the president of the United
States, and with grace and hon
The president smiled broadly
when Mr. Taft referred to the
resolution introduced in the sen
ate last night by Senator Lodge,
proposing rejection of the league
of nations constitution
"If the president insists, as 1
as now'
hope he will," said Mr.
"that the league be incorporated
in the peace treaty and brings it
back, then the responsibility for
postponing peace is with the
body that refuses to ratify it."
Referring to the argument
against a league that participa
tion by the United States would
be in opposition to the principles
laid dow'ii by George .Washing
ton, if he lived today, would be
"one of the most earnest and
pressing for the convenant."
Washington's attack on "en
tangling alliances," he said,
"was an attack on defensive and
offensive alliances with one na
tion against another."
The rank and file of the Amer
ican people are standing firmly
behind President Wilson, declar
ed Governor Smith, in presenting
"the w'orld leader of today—the
president of the United States."
Mr. Wilson rvas cheered for
three minutes while the band
played "1 won't come back till
it's over over there."
"T accept the invitation the
band has iust played," said Mr.
Wilson. '1 won't come back till
it's over over there.'
The president declared he was
convinced by "unmistakable evi
dences from all parts of the coun
trv" that the nation w r as in favor
°f the league of nations.
am more happy because
tins means this is not a party
issue, he said "This is not a
party issue and not a party in
th f.rr°i! 1R £ UU "?• ar ® °P pose it-"
ie irst thing that I am go
mg to tell the people on the other
side ot the water i sthat an over
whelming majority of the Ameri
can people is in favor of the
league ot nations. 1 know that
is true. I have had unmistakable
intimations, of it from all parts
ol the country, and the voice
rings (rue m every case. I count
my soit tortunate to speak here
under the unusual circumstances
of the evening. 1 am happy to
associate myself with Mr. Taft
in this great cause. He has dis
played an elevation ot view, and
a devotion to public duty which
is beyond praise.
"And I am the more happy be
cause this means that this is not
a party issue. No party has the
right to appropriate this issue,
and no party will in the long run
dare to oppose it.
"We have witnessed to so
clear and admirable an exposi
tion of the main features of the
proposed convenant of the league
of nations that it is perhaps not
necessary for me to discuss in
any particular way the contents
of the document. I will seek,
rather, to give you its setting. 1
do not know' when 1 have been
more impressive than by the eon
ferences of the commission set up
by the conference of peace to
draw up a covenant for the
league of nations. The represen
tatives of 14 nations sat around
that board—not young men, but
men inexperienced in the affairs
of their own countries, not men
inexperienced in the politics of
the world; and the inspiring in
fluences of every meeting was
the concurrence of purpose on
the part of all of those men to
come to an agi'eement and an ef
fective working agreement with
regard to this league of the eivi
lized world.
" There was a conviction in the
wholie impulse ; there was con
vietion of more than one sort ;
there was the conviction that this
thing ought to be done, and there
was also the conviction that not
man there would venture to go
home and say that ,he had not
tried to do it.
"Mr. Taft has set the picture
for you of what a failure of this
groat purpose would mean. We
have been hearing for all these
weary months that this agony of
war has lasted because of the
sinister purposes of the central
empires, and we have made maps
of the course that they meant
their conquests to take. Where
did the lines of that map lie, of
that central line that we used to
all from Bremen to Bagdad?
"They lay through these very
to which Mr. Taft has
called your .attention, but they
lay then through united empires;
the Austro-Hungarian
w'hose integrity Germany
bound to respect as her ally lay
the path of that line of con
quest; the Turkish empire, w'hose
interests she had professed to
make her own, lay in the direct
path that she intended to tread.
"And now r what has happen
ed? The Austro-Hungarian em
pire has gone to pieces and the
Turkish empire has disappeared,
and the nations that effected
that great result—for it was a re
sult of liberation—are now re
sponsible as the trustees of the
assets of those great nations."
"The nations that have long
been under the heel of the Aus
trian, that have long cowered be
fore the German, that have long
suffered the indescribable agon
governed by the
to the
ies of being
Turk, have called out
world, generation after genera
tion, for justice, for liberation,
for succor ; and no cabinet in the
world has heard them.
"Private organizations,
ing hearts, philanthrophi.c
and women have poured out tljeir
treasure in order to relieve these
sufferings; but no
aid to the nations responsible,
'You must»stop ; this thing '
tolerable and we will not permit
it.' And the vision has been with
the people.
"Mv friends, 1 wish you would
this proposition.
nation has
is in
reflect upon
The vision as to what is neces
sary for great, reforms has sel
dom come from the top in the
nations of the w'orld. It has
come from the need and the as
piration' and self-assertion of
great bodies of men w-ho meant
And I can explain
of the criticisms w'hich
to be free.
have been leveled against this
great enterprise only by the sup
position that the men who utter
the criticisms have never felt the
great pulse of the heart of the
"And 1 am amazed—not al
armed, but amazed—that there
should be in some quarters such
a comprehensive ignorance of the
state of the world. These gentle
men do not know what the mind
of men is, just now. Every bodv
else does. I do not know where
they have been ejoseted. 1 do
not know by what influences
they have been blinded; but I do
know they have been separated
from (he general currents of the
thought, of mankind.
"And 1 want to utter this sol
emn warning, not in the way of
a threat ; the great forces of the
world do not threaten, they oper
ate. The great tides of the world
do not give notice that they are
going to rise and run; they rise
in their majesty and overwhelm -1
ing might, and those who stand
in the way are overwhelmed.]
Now the heart of the world is
awake and the heart of the world
must be satisfied. |
"Do not let yourselves for a '
moment feel the uneasiness in
the populations of Europe is due
entirely to economic causes or
economic motives; something
very much deeper underlies it all
than that.
"They see that their govern
ments have never been able to
defend them against intrigue or
aggression, and that there is no
force of foresight or of prudence
in any modern cabinet to stop
war. And therefore they say:
" 'There must be some funda
mental cause for this.' The fun
damental cause they are begin
nig to perceive is that nations
have stood singly or in little jeal
ous groups against catch other,
fostering prejudice, increasing
the danger of war, rather than
concerting measures to prevent
it ; and that if there is right, in
the'world, there is no reason why
nations should be divided in the
support of justice. _ *
"They are therefore saying if
you really believe there is a
right, if you really believe that
wars ought, to he stopped, stop
thinking about the rival inter
ests of nations and think about
men and women and children
throughout the world,
"There is another thing which
the critics of this convenant have
not observed. They have not ob
served the temper of those splen
did boys in khaki that they sent
across the seas. 1 have had the
proud consciousness of the re
fleeted glory of those boys, be
cause the constitution made me
their commander-in-chief
they have taught me some les
sons. When we went into the
war, we went into it on the basis
of declarations, which it was my
privilege to utter, because I be
lieve them to be an intorpreta
tion of the purpose and thought
of the people of the United
"And those boys went over
there with the feeling that they
were sacredly bound to the real
ization of those ideals; that they
not only going over there
to beat Germany; they were not
going over there merely with, re
sentment in their hearts against
particular outlaw nation; but
that they were crossing those
3000 miles of sea in order to show
Europe that, the United States,
when it became necessary, would
go anywhere where the rights of
mankind were threatened.
"They would not sit still in
the trenches. They would not be
restrained by the prudence of ex
perienced continental command
They thought they had
over there to do particular
things, and they were going to
do it, and do it at once. And
just as soon as that rush of spirit
well as rush of body came in
contact with the lines of the en
emv, they began to break, and
they continued to break until the
end. They continue to break my
fellow' citizens, not merely be
of the physical force of
those lusty ymingsters, but be
of the irresistible spiritual
force of the armies of the United
States. It was that they felt. It
w'as that that awed them. It was
that that made them feel, if these
a foothold
be dislodged,
youngsters ever got
they could never
and therefore every foot of the I
ground that they won was per- [
manently won for the liberty of,
And do you suppose
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Much Basket Ball.
The basket ball season opened
hate this year and will close with
the state high school tourna.
ment at Moscow on March 14
and 15. In the meantime the lo
cal high school bunch Ls losing no
time in getting over all the games
possible—and the first team has
won every contest it has entered,
with a fine outlook for keeping
U p the pace to the end.
On last Friday evening the
high school second learn tackled
Ilo 's husky town team, which is
doing very clever work and has
a record of no defeat this season
and the Nezpereers lost; ilo pil
ing up 62 scores while the locals
pocketed only 15. The game was
played at Ho, where the hall is
much smaller than the big gym
the boys are accustomed to here,
and this was something of a han
dicap. A return game is sehedul
cd at this place on (he evening of
the 14th.
On last Saturday evening the
Lapwai and Nezperce high school
first teams put on a lively ex
hibition at the local gym before
a fair crowd of fans, but the vis
itors let the first half get away
from them, with a score of 11 to
2 in Nezperce 's favor, and never
had a chance of overcoming this
lead. The final score was 25 to
15, in favor of the locals,
The second team will line up
against Kamiah.'s high school
bunch here Saturday night, and
a very warm scrimmage is antici
pated, with the odds in nobo'dy's
favor. Kaniiah's five is coming
up to take home the scalps of
their Nezperce rivals and it has
been demonstrated that the Nez
pereers don't like to have their
scalps taken. The game will be
worth seeing, and the old gym
should be packed,
The local first team will this
week make, its first journey to
outside points,.and is billed for
Culdesac on Friday night and
Clarkston on the following even
ing. The results of these match
es will be awaited with no little
interest locally,
County Sunday School Conven
tion March 21.
The Lewis County Sunday
School Association will hold its
annual convention in Reubens
and Nezperce on Friday, March
21. The morning and afternoon
sessions will be held at Reubens
and an evening session will be
held at the Brethren church in
Nezperce. This convention was
to have been held last fall, but
the influenza epidemic necessi
tated its postponement, .and the
program which was to have been
given then is to be followed at
the coming meetings as nearly as
Inland Empire Sunday School
Superintendent and Mys. E. C.
Knapp, of Spokane, will take
part in all three sessions, and the
attending delegates and laymen
are assured good and profitable
entertainment. It is particularly
desired that the Sunday schools
of the county be fully represent
ed at this convention, to the end
that this line of Sunday school
activity may be given the proper
impetus under prevailing peace
John Booth Returning.
A letter received Monday by
Mrs. Frank Collins of this vicin
ity, from her brother, -lohn M.
Booth, dated February 5, states
that his transport was sailing
from Brest, France ,for home, on
February 20. lie does not give
further details, but it is presum
ed the organization to which he
belonged, the Mobile Veterinary
Section, 316 Trains Mounted Po
lice of the 91 st Division, was em
barking on that. date. He has
doubtless reached a United
States port by this time, and his
old home friends here gladly ex
pect him to soon be with them.
Income Tax Expert Coming.
Income Tax Expert Haight
will arrive in Nezperce this even
ing and may be found at the
County Auditor's office through
out Friday and Saturday by any
one desiring information on mak
ing out their income tax report.
This service is free, for the ask
Glen and Guy Norris, of Wc
ippe, who« were recently dis
charged from the army at the
military spruce camp near Se
attle, arrived in this city Sun
day, en route to Winchester to
take jobs in the big lumber mill
Give Local Play March 15.
The Young People's Class of
the Christian church Sundav
school will present a comedy
drama, "When Irish Eyes are
Smiling,'' at the Nezperce opera
house on Saturday evening, Mar.
Miss Edith Wright whose raus
ical and literary talents and abil
ity are not only well known to
all our pimple, but are pointed
to with pride bv this her home
community, has adapted this
clever stage production from
a widely-read novel of the day
and selected the actors for the
several parts because of their pe
miliar adaptability. These con
dirions give unusual assurance of
a superior home-talent show, and
it is a safe prediction that a
packed house will be present
"When Irish Byes are Smiling.''
The acts will be interspersed
with numerous good special mini
hers, under the direction of Miss
Foie, the detail of which, as well
as the cast for the drama, ap
pear in a display ad. in this pa
Christiau Sunday School News.
The special attention of tin
members of the church is called
to the home talent play on Sat
urday, March JSth. This play
is given to pay off the debt of
the church. AH thöse partici
pating are paying the régulai*
admission charge as well as giv
ing their time and effort.
The party given last evening
by the Bible class was a very
happy affair. The program was
as follows: Violin solos, Albert
Larson and Earl Stellmon ; piano
solo, by Goldie Sumpter; piano
duet, by the Misses Rowe ; read
ings, by Miss Herrington and
Curry Felt Jr.; vocal duet, by
Misses Cole and Cook : talks, by
Messrs. II. G. Anderson, Emer
son and Blake ; a male chorus,
and a picture show. At the .close
a delicate lunch was served l»jv
the ladies. The .schoql wouljl
really be glad to see the Bible
class lose another contest, ajs
they are fine entertainers.
A good crowd should be pres
ent Sunday morning. Be' one to
be there and on time.
Nezperce Hag a Laundry.
Did you ever stop to figure
how much this community
sending out every w'eek for its
laundry work? J. K. Bruce, the
Nezperce Hotel landlord, has
and, as a result, he has secured
help and is opening a laundry in
the old pool hall just east of the
Farmers State Bank. If the ven
ture meets with the approval of
the people and the business jus
tifies (it is in sight, all right) a
modern steam plant will be in
stalled to handle everything in
the laundry line.
The public is asked to give the
concern a trial, and as it is an
improvement the town needs,
now is the chance to make, it per
It is the money that is sent
away from home that keeps your
home town back. Why not keep
this laundry monty in local cir
Sale Brings Big Prices.
The Doss Rosegrants sale,
w'hich was held Tuesday at, his
lace west of this city, was a
uge success. Horses sold up to
$400 a span; cows brought up to
$100. Mr. Cranke
hogs up to
paid $100 for a fine brood sow
with which to start a bunch. Con
sidering the quality of hogs of
fered, however, they should have
brought more money, as this
prairie is destined to become a
great pure-bred stock country
for all kinds of live stock. Harry
Cranke cried this sale and things
went, with the usual snap and
business-like movement his sales
generally have. The thing was
well advertised and a good crowd
of buyers was in attendance.
Bible Class Meeting.
The Juinor Bible Class of the
Brethren church held their class
meeting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs, Geo. Johnson last Tuesday
evening. Devotional services and
a business session were held, fol
lowed by refreshments. This
class extends a cordial invitation
to all and always welcomes new*
members. The next meeting is
to be held April 1 at the home of
Mrs. Olive Cox.
Mrs. A. R. Fike, Teacher.
Mrs. Olive Cox, Pres.
Nick Lair soils it for less.
Judge A. G. Johnson Died Fri
day and F. C. Hicks Yes
terday.—Both Widely
This community was this week
called upon to participate in the
funerals of two pioneer citizens
of the prairie, who have had a
man's part in bringing this res
ervation from the primeval state
down to its present, development,
and giving them the final fare
well, we recognize that we are
taking leave of men above the
average in community affairs
and cannot easily find others to
take their place.
Judge Adam« O. Johnson.
lion. Adams G. Johnson passed
to his reward from the home of
his daughter, Mrs. J. B. McCully,
in Cottonwood, at 1 o'clock Fri
day morning, February 28, as the
result of the infirmities of old
age. He had been quite feeble
fort many months and the end
was not unexpected. The Judge
had been making his home here
since returning nearly a year ago
from the Soldiers' Home in Boise,
until a few weeks ago, when he
accompanied his daughter to her
place of residene in Cottonwood.
The remains were brought to
this city last Sunday morning,
March 2, and at 1:30 p. m. Rev.
Claude B. Martin opened the fun
eral service for the departed pat
riarch at the Community church,
where a largo concourse of old
friends were assembled for the
final tribute to the honored dead.
Following the service at the
church, the body was conveyed
to the Nezperce cemetery and
there consigned to its final rest
ing place.
Adams Getty Johnson was
born af Sharon. 111., in 1839, He
existed in the Union army in
July, '(>1 ,and faithfully served
his . country ^thfuughout three
years mint nine months of the*
Civil War. On October 29, 1866,
he married Miss Mary E. Hague
at Mt. Vernon, 111., and to them
two children were born—the late
Dr. II. C. Johnson, of Portland,
who died in 1913, and Mrs.
Emma II. McCully, of Cotton
wood, Idaho, who survives. He
had ten grandchildren and two
Judge Johns'on ai(d his wife
came west in the early Eighties
and settled on the Deshutes
River, and here Mrs. Johnson
died in 1885. At the opening of
the Nez Perce reservation, Judge
Johnson took up a homestead
southeast of Nezperce and from
that rime on was a noted figure
in the working out of the desti
nies of this section. He served
as a commissioner of old Nez
Percc county, and was elected to
the lower house of the legislature
in 1910 and assisted in the legis
lative, enactment, which treated
Lewis county. At the succeed
ing election, in 1912, he was
chosen state senator from this
county flnd made a creditable
record in that session. His later
years were spent in retirement
here, but he never ceased from
public activity until a stroke of
paralysis took him out of the
harness some two years ago.
The life of Adams G. Johnson
was one worth while and em
braced many deeds that will long
keep his memory green in the
hearts of those relatives and
friehds who now mourn his de
parture to that "country from
whose bourn no traveler re
Fred C. Hicks.
About three weeks ago the
subject of this sketch was severe
ly stricken with a heart, affec
tion, from ivhich he had been a
sufferer for some time, and two
weeks ago he was taken to a hos
.pital at Moscow and there under
went an operation for a compli
cating ailment. He had so far
recovered from this that on last
Tuesday he started to return to
his home here. On reaching
Lewiston, his condition became
worse and he was taken to the
White Hospital and there on the
morning of the 5th instant the
end came.
Fred Hicks, a son, and Judge
H. W. Niles, an old neighbor and
friend, rvent to Lewiston yester
day morning and returned last
evening with the remains,
funeral was conducted at 2
o'clock thus afternoon from the
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