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Official Paper of Lewis County
Thursday, March 6, 1919.
W. P. Conger & P. W. Mitchell
Editors and Owners
Entered at the Nezperce, Idaho, Post
office as Second-Class Mail Matter.
"Be thankful every morning of
your life that there is something
you must do, whether you like to
do it or not.
Whether you are painting a
picture or hammering iron,
whether you are keeping books
or washing dishes and sweeping
floors, your work is the thing
which saves you from yourself.
While your hands and thoughts
are occupied you have no time
for morbid introspection. The
clear duty before you is to bend
your energies to your work and
do it conscientiously and well.
It is only in this way that you
do your duty to the world.
Every person has an obliga
tion before him. He must en
gage in something, useful to
prove his right to live in a busy
universe. If he cannot leave the
world better than he found it, lie
can at all events take his share
of keeping the world in order
while he is here. The responsi
bility of labor is incumbent upon
y y
There is a wide though some
times unconscious general recog
nition of this responsibility.
* Many wealthy people who do nor
need to work for their own sup
port show their realization of
this principle by taking up some
work of value to the community.
They enter into public life or de
vote themselves to some question
of education or general better
ment of conditions. If they do
not take this course they are re
duced to the most useless, profit
less and wearisome form of toil
—that of seeking their own
amusement and pleasure.
Put your heart into your work.
Enter into it every morning with
feelings of interest in it and
gratitude for it. and you will
know the blessing of labor.
• YOU?
You feel proud of your wife
The question of creating the
Prairie Highway District comes
up next Tuesday, March 11, for
the consideration of the voters of
this district. The matter has been
given pretty general considera
tion, and so far as known, there
is no concerted opposition to the
district's being made a reality.
It embraces that rich portion of
Lewis county lying between the
North, Central and Kamiah i
Highway districts and the north
and south boundary of the conn-1
ty. It contains about 70,000
acres and represents an assessed
valuation of $2,577,000. The oh
ject in its creation is to make
more wieldy the handling of lo
eal road construction as well as
to better take care of any high
way trunk links that may come
this way. Don't forget to vote
your sentiments next . Tuesday,
Any one residing within the pre
scribed territory qualified to
vote in a general election may
vote on this question.
, America has neither room nor
and children, don't you? and if
you can do anything to make the
home pleasanter anl conditions
easier for them, you do it will
Why not enlarge the sphere of
your affections a little and take
the town you live in on the same
footing as your family? Be
proud of it, do everything you
can for it. If public improve
ments are needed, urge them and
vote for them.
We Avant to see Nezperce
known as one of the finest and
most progressive little towns in
the state. If every citizen Avili
support its trade, foinvard its in
terests and shoAv a pride in all
its conditions, our ambition will
soon be fulfilled.
I place for Bolshevist principles.
It retains its traditions as a
I country where every man is pro
! tected in his property rights, and
I the worker is confirmed in the
possession of what he has toiled
to procure. Bolshevism advo
cates taking away all property
from the men who have and turn
ing it over to the -men who have
not. From their point of view
existence is a tremendous grab
in which the power and advant
age are all on the side of the Bol
shevist. The United States wants
no system which dispenses utter
ly with law, order, government,
religion, property rights and so
cia] welfare.
President Wilson and Ex-Pres
ident Taft and others of their
caliber of leadership seem need
lessly worried over the great is
sues before the nation and world
to-day, when there «re so many
country newspaper editors who,
to judge from their writings,
could not only have handled
America's part in the great
just right, but. are quite compe
tent to dispose of the matter of
reconstruction to the best ad
vantage of all concerned. It
would be such a simple thing to
transfer the whole burdensome
business to these clever pen
pushers, and the President and
his advisors could then take up
and proceed with the .ordinary
affairs of government.
At all events, Idaho now has
one real man in the U. S. Sen
ate; not at all of the spot-light
hunter variety, and it doesn't re
quire names to tell which one
this refers to, either.
Items not intended to bit or
miss anyone in particular, but
Just to remind you--—
That alcohol is weakened, to
bacco is going up in smoke, but
coffee still holds its grounds.
That hubbies are beginning to
sit up anl take notice of the new
spring millinery—or the price of
That after all the big differ
ence between men is the way in
which they meet their obliga
That the snow and the fussy
weather also furnishes some
thing to talk about besides one»'s
That we wonder from what
corner of the land or seas the
marines' "Ee-Yah'' yell will be
next heard.
That "No beer, no work'' but
tons are in evidence. How con
ditions change! the old rule was
"no work, no beer.''
That Germany in the aggre
gate to-day consists of nothing
but debts. And this is not reck
oning its debt to mankind in
That, there are two reasons
why some people don't mind
their own business. One is that
they haven't any mind, the other
that they haven't any business.
That the nation has already
spent millions and will spend
millions more to find a better
dirt road builder than the little
old drag, but is there any such
animal ?
That if railroad wages keep up
we shall soon have an aristo
cracy of wealth in which Pull
man porters owning yachts and
brakemen owning Packard cars
will figure.
That the era of fighting is
over and the era of investigation
is well begun. To prevent unem
ployment we would suggest that
each soldier as lie is discharged
should be placed on an investi
gating committee.
That General Pershing's atti
tude toward a possible Presiden
tial nomination is most praise
worthy. It is seldom that a man
is so absorbed in his own proper
business as not to heed the lure
of a G. O. P. nomination,
That Senators Jimmy Reed,
iic eye.
That no one can be in two
places at once. Congrcssman
elect Berger of Wisconsin fully |
expeted to spend some time in j
congress. But aii important en-,
gageaient for twenty years at
Fort , Leavenworth is likely t<£
prevent. ; '■
That if any one asks you f^hat
is going on, tell him that falxes
are going up, prices are going
down, the country is going dry,
congress is going home, the pres
ident is going back, business is
going to pay, and we're all going
to be kept busy.
That, when Pat and Mike de- 1
parted this life and Pat
down and Mike went up,
Billy Bory and their like are do
ing their .dest to make the
president feel like "A prophet is
not without honor, save in his
oAvn country"—and at the same
time keep themselves in the pub
M'k* i
Mike 1
phoned down to Pat: "Are yez
having a good toime, or do yez
worruk hard?'' "Sure I'm all
right and worruk only two hours
the day. And how it with yer
silf?" "Worry now! It's eigh
teen hours the day I worruk, for
ye see we're short-handed up
here. ''
^ News of Our Neighbors
Pays Homage to Its Heroes.
Kamiah's patriotic fervor has
not weakened .any with the com
ing of peace, as was shown Mon
day by the splendid crowd that
assembled at Jewel Theatre to do
honor to our dead soldiers and to
welcome those returned home.
The large room was packed full
of people and they gave most re
spectful attention to the program
prepared for the occasion. Many
farmers were kept away, too, by
the condition of the roads.
Attorney Rehberg presided.
Seated on the platform with him
were the guests of the day, sev
eral veterans of the Civil War,
and the Revs. F. L. Moore,,
James Hayes, James Dickson and
Robert Parsons, Mrs. T. A. Cur
tis, Mrs. Henry George, whose
husbands died in the service, and
Mrs. Axel Hays, mother of Axtel
Hayes, occupied front seats in
the audience. The returned sol
diers and sailors are :
Lieut. Wolford Renshaw.
Wade Wilson.
Roy Drake.
William Sassaman.
Enoch Oatmah.
Leslie Roth.
George Mills.
Maleom Matlock.
Arthur Gallaher.—Progress.
Kamiah Man Marries.
Orofino, March 2.—At 2 ;30
o'clock Sunday afternoon Miss
Mabel Brown of Orofino was
united in marriage to Mr. John
Lomax of Kamiah. The bride is
the daughter of Mrs. Julia
Brown of Orofino and is one of
the most popular of Orofino 's
yung ladies, while the groom is a
rising young business man of
Kamiah where hs conducts
The newly-weds took the Sun
day afternoon train for Kamiah,
where a sumptuous wedding din
ner will be served by the groom's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Lo
max, and on Monday they will
leave for a week's honeymoon
trip to Spokane. The young peo
ple have the hearty good wishes
of friends at Orofino and Kani
iah where both are well and fa
vorably known.
The contracting parties will
be at home to their friends in
Kamiah after March 25.
Nezperce is O. K. on Highway.
Nezperce folks say they have
nothing against Kamiah in the
matter of the Lewis and Clark
highway nor influenced in any
way the action of Senator Booth
and Representative Browning, as
The Progress spoke of last week.
ter -
Hoskins & Co., contractor^ on
are to our conn
ty seat's interest and willingly
correct any wrong impression
The Progress article may have
made along that line. The high
way will benefit both places and
we ought to pull together hard
for it and the other rond project
ed across the county from Ho to
This paper is more than ready
to lend a hand in anything that
will promote the getting togeth
er of Nezperce and Kamiah on
road or other matters of common
interest.—Kamiah Progness.
"Them's'' our sentiments, too,
Building- Boom Anticipated.
We hear rumors of a number
of new buildings that are being
planned for Ho this spring, and
one of quite pretentions propor
tions. Noav that the Avar is over
quite a building boom -is antici
pated in this community, as many
Avho Avould have erected modern
homes during the past year but
have not done so because of re
strictions in various Avays and
the high cost of labor, will now
feel free to go ahead with their
plans, as it is now more patriot
ic to builvl than not.—Ho Regis
Maccabees Organize at Ho.
Last Welnesday night, in the
Geld FellflAvs' hail at Ho, Persh
iiig tent, of The Maccabees
instituted by : State Commander
E. L; Bumps; There- were 26
names on tfté charter. ?
The charter list of this tent
will be held open until the next
revieAv on Thursday, March . 6.—
Ilo Register.
h k T°'t th and n ° Uth -n iphwa s
link hetAveen QrangeAulle and I
Whitebird, have succeeded m
moving the big steam shovel to
a point out about eight miles, on
the Robbins place, where it will
A force
be placed in operation,
of men are at work on the White
bird end of the link and some
heavy blasting is being done, it
being the intention of the con
tractors to blow off the whole
side of the bluff with one blast.
Workmen have been drilling on
the work for
Orangeville Globe.
who has
Borghild Hoff,
been the efficient book-keeper at
the hardware for the past year,
gives up rer position tomorrow
evening. Her many friends, in
this vicinity, (which enumerates
practically everybody,) will bo
pleased to learn that she leaves
Ferdinand only
Ferdinand Enterprise.
a former
Joseph M. Pedigo,
resident of Vollmer, died of pneu
monia resulting from influenza
at Yakima, Washington, Febru
ary 14. He loaves a married sis
ter, a
brother, F. F. Pedigo, and
a son to mourn his demise.—Ho
Much Money for Roads,
Washington, March
proximately $500,000,000 will be
spent on highway construction
during the coming season, giv
ing employment to 100,000 men,
according to an estimate by the
department of agriculture, based
on known federal funds available
and a survey of thé state and
municipal funds and made pub
lic at a conference today between
Secretary Houston and represen
tatives of the highway depart
ments of 27 states.
Secretary Houston told the
state representatives that the de
partment desired to give every
aid in expediting resumption of
highway building under the fed
eral aid road act.
The conference asked that en
gineering regiments, now engag
ed in road building in France,
be returned to the United States
at an early date .and demobilize,
and Secretary Houston promised
his aid in bringing the war de
partment's attention to the sub
Soldiers Want Work.
W. R. Emerson, head of the U.
S. Employment Service for Lew
is county, is in receipt of appli
cations for work in this section
by the following: two honorably
discharged soldiers, and anyone
having an opening for mien of
their calling can reach them at
the addresses given :
Gerald H. Smith, R. P..D. 1,
Mohler, Idaho. Single ; six years
experience as .a farmer and a half |
year as mechanic. Asks regular
scale of wages.
Yerner A. Dye, Cottonwood,
Idaho. Single; age, 27; seven
years experience as gas and
steam engineer, auto and tractor
salesman and repairman; prior
to war employed by Cottonwood
Hardware & Implement Co,
Gauksheims Entertain Neighbors
A very much enjoyed reeep
tion was given at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Gauk
sheim, of southwest of this city,
on last Sunday Avhen a number
of neighbors and friends were
entertained by social games,.
musical selections by Mrs. C. V.
Gordon, and a sumptous dinner
prepared by the hostess.
The party included : Mr .and
Mrs. Oscar Jones and her moth
er, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Meade,
Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Gordon and
family, Misses Mattie Jones,
Gladys Burns, Olga Thorson, and
Messrs. Martin Thorsen and
Ralph Stigum.
Boyg and Girls* Club Workers.
Miss Near, County Club Lead
er, is very anxious to enroll such
boys and girls as are interested
in the Pig Club for the
It is expected that the
club members will have
an op
portunity to compete for honors
at the Farm Bureau Fair as Avell
as at the Club Fair.
Any boy or
srirl interested in this branch of
o club Avork should take up the
alter at once A\-ith Miss Near,
at the office of the county super
intendent of schools in Nezperce.
Special Examinations for Teach
Examinations in the local sub
jects (Idaho School LaAv and Civ- (
ics, Manual of the Course of
Study, and High School Ourri-1
culum) Avili he held Saturday
March 22, 1919, for teachers {
Avishing to apply for certificates '(
by -indorsement.
Norma P. Wilson.
Superintendent of Schools.
Noav Millinery just' opened, by
^ erosfT street^ south° o f Leo's
Pharmacy. 0,8
Through the use of the service of this bank your
cancelled check is a trustworthy receipt. If you pay
your bills by check, the cancelled check is an automatic
receipt. You write the check, this bank does the rest,
argument, saves you money in twice-paid bills.
This is service, the service that this, your bank, renders.
A Home Institution.—Established 1909.
Member Federal Reserve System
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splendid showing of New
Ginghams. The 1919 pat
terns are different—dainty
plaids and stripes that make up
so neat. We ask you to call and
see the many new things that are
arriving at this store for the
spring season.
Union State Bank Bui/tf/ n
Nezperce Idaho
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The Demand of Today Is Sanitation.
ari T Out the New State Law
Regulating the Operation of
Barber Shops at the
Gem State Barber Shop
J. D. McCown, Prop'r
I Nezperce Garage and Machine Works s
W. B. SIMMONS, Mechanic \
B. J, F1KE, Proprietor
Our Motto
your car s in trouble, you want it fixed-not
tinkered. Let us show you

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