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THE NEZPERCE RERALD
Subscription, $1.50 Vol. 21. No. 41 Circulation, 1,400 Official Paper Lewis County NEZPERCE, IDAHO, THURSDAY. MARCH J 3. 1919 FORMER LEWIS COUNTIAN awarded war cross. Corporal H. C. VanAmburg, Once Russell Resident, Wins Glory as Dispatch Rider. Corporal H. C. VanAmburg, nephew of W. J. Ramey of this city, whose father was! an em ployee in the Ramey lumber mill :it Russell in the earlier days, made a record in the army ser vice in France that his old home friends "'ill learn of with much nride and pleasure. The young hero's home is now in Portland, and from that eitv he entered the service, joining the' Marines at the opening of the war. Of his valiant service and high award, the Oregonian recently had the following to say; Corporal H. C. Van Amburg, who has been awarded a distin guished service cross by General Pershing for heroism in action, resides at 7836 Lents avenue. No details have been received by his relatives regarding the particular deeds that led to the granting of the cross, but it is reported that Corporal Van Am u c > ' /hWifr.u burgh as a motorcycle dispatch rider, made trip after trip across the shell swept roads in apassed amt, before 1ml darin* the cop turc of Vierzy and during its oc cupation by the Germans crawl hack' 1 information of'great value . , . i r, ®_...i lo his commander. Corporal \ au Amburgh has not written to his parents since May. Van Amhurat. was formed, a messenger in knoAA-n all over the city. When the Avar broke out he Avas an ap prentice machinist in the smelt ers at Tacoma, and immediately left the shop to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. A brother, Rolland A. Van Amburgh, enlisted recently in the naA-y. In General Pershing's official report and recommendation for awards for gallant service ap peared the folloAving paragraph : As a motorcycle dispatch rid er, Corporal Van Amburgh of Oregon, made repeated trips along shell sAvent roads and in a gassed area before and during the capture of Vierzy. When it AA r as still in German hands he dismounted in front of the town and Avith great coolness crawled into it and brought hack infor mation of the greatest value to his brigade commander. Woodmen Adopt Big Class. Wood The Nezpercd Camp, men of the World, is an active in stitution these fine spring days and nights, and, Avhile no espec ial driA r e is on for neAV members, the results along that line are flattering indeed, lar session night eleven taken OA-er the mysterious of the order by the well dr local team, gaining for them selves the title and benefits of I full-fledged Woodmen and fur nishing amusement for about 70 ; spectators, t\A-elve of whom Avere A-isitors from outside camps. Be sides these additions there are several more on the waiting list of the Order. After 4110 initiatory work, a -repast of good things Avas served in the banquet rooms of the Tem ple hall, and over this the large assemblage made merry until the hour of final adjournment. At the regu of the lodge last candidates were trail illed Now Audit County Records. Byron Defenbach, .head of the finn of Defenbach & Sous, ex pert. accountants and auditors, is in the city to commence the audit of the LeAvis county rec ords under the conti'act award ed at the last session hoard 1 of county commissioners. He will be joined in the Avork shortly by his elder son, Ralph ; the younger member of this Avell knoAvn organization being yet detained Avith the American E. F. overseas. This is the eighteenth county contract the Defenbachs ha Am closed since their entry into the field of expert accountancy, and the fact that it is their second audit of the LeAvis county rec ords shoAvs that their previous job was quite satisfactory. Their former Avork was done here in 1916. of the The new hats and new shoes f>''e in at Carlson's. LOCAL NEWS. Yes, Easter comes April 20. Coming, March 17-18, Schilling. r • A. W. Dant was a Vollmer vis itor today. Still time for that Easter suit at Carlson's. John Jorgens was a passenger for Spokane Tuesday. Dr. E. S. Peterson was a Voll mer visitor last Friday. D. E. Bell spent Sunday with his wife in Lewiston. Carlson 's styles They pass muster anywhere. Dr. Coggins was a visitor the city from Ilo Saturday. Hartman guaranteed shoes at Carlson's. The best buyable. Harry Crankc was a Grange ville visitor the first of the week. Dr. Schilling, eyesight special ist, is coming here March 17-18. Mrs. Elmer' Bolin songer for Clarkston this ing. are correct, was a pas morn a ■ j j c ® hePlff A - W. Mitchell was in Vollmqr yesterday on official , • J , *£.■£■ » <Mferei.ee how you *7 ' Zn'* " PP ,, C „ ■ , T ^Æesly S Tvisit wbh ****** Dr. J. L. Kelly and son, Lynn, ^ in * the eit ÿ winetegt lasf night . Chas. J. McCollister is a busi , S1 , the lty .„day from the Mobler section. Brakeman Clark of the N. & I. returned yesterday from a vis it with relatives at Lewiston. I have a buyer for a ranch and operating outfit. If you are sell ing, see me quick. B. J. Fike. Eggs—R. O. Rhode Island Red, prize-winning stock—$2.50 per 15. Mohler. N. H. Jacobs visited at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Gilbert, in Ferdinand the last of the week. Li ncm an Hartnett of the Pa cific States Telephone Co., was here from Orangeville yesterday making repairs on the local plant. John McKinley returned, last night from Lewiston, where he spent the first of the week with his wife, who is convalescing in a hospital there. W. J. Ramey arrived in this city last Friday evening from Prosser, Wn., and is looking af Mrs. Frank Blake!v , Avent to Spokane, yesterday to \isit rel atives. John Carlson spent Sunday in Lewiston visiting friends and 1 relatives. Mrs. C. J. McCollister, 41wl2* ter business interests on the prai rie and visiting with old friends. Albert Huff, of the Nezperce Hardware Co., in Monday reced ed a message announcing the serious illness of his father at the old family home in Olathe, Kansas. Virgil Grant, Avho received his , discharge from the service at j Camp LeAvis a feAv Aveeks ago an d returned to his home in Clarkston, came up the first of the Aveek to spend a few days Avith old Nezperce friends. The state high school basket ball tournament Avili be held at Moscoav on March 21 and 22, and Nezperce will be there Avith her strong team. The earlier date was cancelled on account of a recent flu flurry iu the Univer sity city. John Ellis, of Hartline, Wash., is in the city today looking into local conditions Avitli the view of into business here. He im going presses one as being a desirable citizen, for any community and should be decide to become a fixture in this one, avc predict for him success. County Agent A. E. Wade re turned last evening from a visit to the Nyassa, Oregon, section. In his search for clover seed he found the article scarce, but got in touch with some Avhich can be supplied to local planters. He also noted that the farmers in that section haAm been compelled to feed their herds liberally from their granaries for some time past. J. P. Jefferis, of .Pipestone, Minn., Avho has been visiting at the home of his brother, Bert. Jefferis, for the past ten days, left Monday for Hoquiam, Wn., Avhere he Avili visit at . the home of his sister, Mrs. May Ocheltree, and other coast points before re turning home, panied by his mother, Mrs. Laura Jefferis. who Avili visit at her daughter's home for some time. He Avas aceom Base Ball Talk. This weather is taking effect on the local base ball fans, and yesterday one of the more en thusiastiw of the old reliables called our attention to the fact that Nezperce is going to have ample material for a right good team of the willow-wielders this summer. It is certainly not too early to begin plans for a nine here. The boys back from the service will be ready for the sport, and in a glance over the material at hand for a team, one is favorably im pressed with the prospect. Orangeville, Cottonwood, Kara iah, Vollmer-llo, Winchester, and, in fact, all the neighbor communities are showing strong base ball symptoms, with the out look very encouraging for the formation of a league in this sec tion that will put over a series of contests such as have not been enjoyed for a long time. It 's a safe prediction that the business interests of Nezperce will be Tight in line with the boys in helping to finance and render such other assistance in their ca pacity as may be needed to put our town back on the base ball map with an old time bang. Say when ! >' SOLDIERS ORGANIZE. Meeting at Nezperce Tuesday Night Opens Way to Per manent County Post. A itemporary organization of the Great War veterans Avas ef fected at a meeting of some 20 returned soldiers, held in the Red Cross rooms at the Temple Building iu this city on last Tuesday evening. The Avork done Aims preliminary to the gen eral county organization) Avhich is planned Avhen the men have all come back from the service. Corporal Ai. D. Eichenbergcr, who has been largely instrumen tal in Avorking up the movement for the A r eterans' organization in this county, presided at the meet ing and in presenting its plans and purposes, read the constitu tion and by-laAvs Avhich Avere adopted by a like organization in Nez Perce county, recently ef fected at LeAviston. After some discussion of the matter, the conclusion Avas reach ed that this meeting Avas not suf ficiently represented to proceed with a plan of permanent organ ization, but the necessary tem porary action w r as taken to in sure permanent results later. Under this arrangement the fol lowing officers were elected and committees appointed; Camp Commander, .Corp. A. D. Bliehenberger. Senior Vice-Commander, Leo L. Robertson. Junior Vice-Commander, Claude Miller. Judge AdA'ocate, Chester Hays. Adjutant, Wm. Ingram. Quartermaster, Opal Yates. Sergeant-Major, Ralph Ken nedy. Sergeant of the Guard, Harold Moore. Corpora 1J of the Guard, Val C. Farrar. The executive committee is com nosed of the first six officers above named. Finançai committee, Ferdi nand Beck and Elmer Mitchell. Entertainment committee, Ber nard Stach, B. II. Bettis and Clarence Tupper. Membership committee, Claude Miller and four others to he named by him. It Avas the general suggestion that another meeting be held Avithin a fortnight to forward the movement, but the date Avas not fixed. Plans for financing the organization were also dis cussed and a dance for the pur pose is planned for the near fu ture. These dates Avili be given out as soon as decided upon by *hc committees controlling them. Thus Lewis county gets in on the ground floor, as it Avere, of a movement which is becoming nation-wide and which will amalgamate in a large measure the entire strength of the A r eter ans of the Great War on any 'pulilid question that may arise in this country. Among the \dsitors at the W. O. W. lodge meeting in this city last night Avere Messrs. Richards, Aekridge and Clerk. Ambler, of Grangeville; Byron Defenbach, of Lewiston; A. G. and Claude Gross, Chas. McCollister and L. C, Hays, of Mohler. Cupid Wakes Up. The lethargy in the local mat rimonial market was broken yes terday afternoon when William J. Poole and Miss Jessie Schadt, two well known young people the Mob 1er section, shyly ap proached County Recorder Schnell and informed him that their principle business in life just then was the procuring of marriage licensel Mr. Schnell assured himself of their title to the document in question and had them supplied with the lat est spring pattern in short order. With this passport to connubial bjiss carefully deposited in his breast pocket, the lucky lad led his blushing choice of all the fair maids in this land of many fair maids to the office of Probate Judge Niles, where the twain were duly and impressively transposed into the happy, tho sometimes complex, state of hus band and wife. After receiving the congratu lations and well wishes of the Judge and attendant witnesses, the young couple adjourned to the Commdr dial Hotdl prepara tory to returning to Mobler, where the groom is engaged in .ranch work . The bride is the pretty daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schadt, well known and nroperous farmer folk of the Mobler district. Names North Highway Commis sioners. Word wag received here last Friday that Governor Davis had appointed P. H. Sanger, Ira Coon and J. W. Henderson com missioners of the. North Highway district—a trio of mighty good men- and thoroughly conversant Avitli the needs of the rich do main oA - er which they will have jurisdiction in road building. The North Highway district, embraces the Central Ridge sec tv n of Lewis county, to the fame of which "Press" Ragan and men of his stamp added not a little in the good roads they con structed and maintained, and that this find highway record 311 be kept up in that territory not doubted for a moment by a' one avIio knows the Central Ridge people. Kirby Fined On Gambling Charge. On complaint that gambling was being carried on in the pool ball conducted by Wm. Kirby at Ho, the county officials took steps to procure the necessary evidence for stopping the evil, and on Monday, Kirby was hail ren ed before Probate Judge Niles in fronted Avith the evidence in frinted Avith the evidence in hand, he plead guilty to the charge of conducting a gambling house. Judge Niles forthwith assessed his fine at $300 and 30 days in the county jail. He was permitted to return to Ho and ar range his affairs preparatory to serving his jail term, and re turned to Nezperce last night to begin the ordeal. Community Church. Claude B. Martin, minister. Sunday school at 10:00 a. m. Every class may or 'may not have a victory class Sunday; that Avili depend upon every member of the school. Morning service 11:00. An them by the choir—Mrs. Eliza beth Pennell, director. Sermon : "The Churches AnsAver to Bol shevism, or the Centenary in Ac tion." E\'ening serwiee at 7:30. Ser mon by the minister. Aekridge Rr K. Corporal/ whose home is nine miles north of Nezperce, Avas recently dis charged and arrived here from France. He was a member of the ?46th Field Artillery and wears the six months' overseas service stripe. Though the com mand he was in did not get into the fight, it had been brought, up and was ready to go on the line when peace came. Corporal Ack ridge entered the army from Benton county, Wash., Avhere the family imskled before remoAÛng to their farm on this prairie, last fall. County Agent Wade brings back Avord from Conrad Martin and family, Avhom he visited last week at Nyassa, Oregon, that Mrs. Martin and the tAvo child are ill of the influenza; from which it is hoped by their many Nezperce friends they will speed ily reeoA'er. Lewiston Bidding' for Willard Dempsey Fight. Lewiston is a bidder for the Wiillard-Dempsey world's championship contest, a message giving notice of a proposal to submitted having been sent yes terday to Tex Rickard, promot er, at New York. The proposal was submitted by the athletic committee of the Commercial club, the personnel of the com mittee being: C. J. Breier, J. E. Nickerson, Wallace B. Stainton, A. H. Cash and Harry Lydon. Lewiston will bid for the championship contest under the provisions of the now law enact-1 ed by the state legislature. This law is a development of the sen timent created by the large num her of returned soldiers and sail ors who have witnessed the box ing contests in the army and navy during the periods of their enlistments. The two women members of the legislature, mothers of young men who were in the service, were champions of the measure, their arguments in behalf of the bill having great weight in securing it's passage by large majorities n both hous os of the legislature. Lewiston offers unusual ad vantages for contests of this character, the general climatic conditions being especially fav orable, while accessibility of var iation of altitude, possibilities of continuous outside work, hill climbing ancf established facili ties for training quarters would naturally have a special appeal to men in training for champion ship contests.—Lewiston Tri 'Young Mrs. Winthrop' Pleases It is keeping well Avithin the bounds of truth to say that no Nezperce audience has been more agreeably entertained by a home talent production than was that AAdiich filled the opera house last Thursday evening and passed judgment onj the interpretation of the several characters in "Young Mrs. Winthrop" by local players. The drama is a cle\ r er, four-act comedy of a depth someAvhat beyond that us ually attempted by home tal ent organizations, but the finer points were very nicely brought out, and, as one spectator ex pressed it, "one often found himself forgetting that the char acters Avere our OAvn home peo ple, so theoroughly Avere they imparting the impressions in tended by the author." It Avould be bal'd to discrim inate between the several actors as to the cleverness of his Avork, and that will be passed to the individual of the audience. Those giving the play Avere ; Miss Edith Wright, Nolan Hollen, Miss Lottie Sorenson, C. J. Skin ner, Mrs. G. C. Pennell, Miss Nellie Ratliff, Gten) Miller and Clayton Miller. The proceeds totaled $101, and the net from this "ill go to enrich the public school library. A worthy cause for so worthy an entertainment. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Larson came in Monday from Reubens, where they Avere guests for a feAv days of Mr. Larson 's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Larson; Mrs. A. R. having stopped over there on her Avay home from a visit at various points, folloAving her siege in a Spokane hospilal, and Albert having joined her there. Adjutant Emma J. Anderson, field solicitor for the Salvation Arniv Rescue Home in Spokane, made her semi-annual visit to Nezperce the first of the Aveek and met Avith the usual liberal response made by this commun ity to her appeal. The frame annex to the Hotel de France liu LeAviston was burned yesterday morning, but the damage was confined to that portion of the well known hos terly. There's a heavy penalty for those Avho have not made their income tax report by the 15th of this month, and the govern ment has a Avay of finding out. P. C. Jensen, of Ilo, Avas being entertained here Tuesday by Dr. Peterson, our dentist. \When the roads get a trifle dryer in Nezperce they'll he [ ready to drag. PRAIRIE HIGHWAY OVER BY SIXTY MAJORITY. be „ ^ " e v0 *° was P°b^d at two Po«*« m the district—Nezperce [Russell, the former giving ^9 tor and <5 against; the lat fer . -0 tor and 14 against. This represents about one-fifth ot the v °t ,n g strength of the territory winded in the district, A stronger showing favorable f° th Ç district s creation would ,av ® been made, but many of tavormg it presuming 1 l' ere would be little opposition, 1 I( ^ 11°* vo * c - ie opposition manifested was largely impelled b y. , th ? mistaken impression 'mich had gotten abroad that "î Tb the establishing of the dis _ti*i<*t would come a large bond ,ssu f for financing any highway "PI,' that might be planned, The co " nty commissioners will canvass the returns of the elec f 10, l an adjourned session to b f held to-morrow and will sup the final official detail nec I ssar ' ,0 make the district a fact 1U law; then the matter of ac ua j highway building under state specifications and tor con nection with the general trunk mnstruction will be taken under consideration by all the people here concerned, as will also the orovision of funds for the same. At. present there is no fixed plan in this connection. The Prairie Highway District embraces the strip extending north and south of Nezperce to the county line, bounded on the east by the Kamiah Highway District and the Clearwater rivelr, and on the west by the Central and North Highway Dis tricts. It has an area of about 70,000 acres and an assessed val uation of $2,577,000. ft might be said that within 'his district was started the road dragging system in the nrairie country, which has given ♦o Lewis county the reputation >f having Hie best highways in Idaho, and that the district will do its share to sustain this repu tation is hardly to be questioned. Rich Section Now Ready to Par ticipate Effectively in Greater Highway Con. struct! on. The electors of this portion of Lewis county, now pretty gener ally known at the Prairie High way District, on Tuesday sanc tioned the creation of such dis trict by a vote of 149 for and 89 against the project. Lewis County Has 67D Autos. The county assessor reports only fifty automobile oAvners, of the five hundred and seventy in the county, that have applied for the necessary license that gives them the privilege of running on the public highways. This license money should be available for road work by April 1st. stale Avants its share, way Districts need their part. Spring is coming. Before you back venir car out of the garage to take a joy ride the law says you must have attached a num ber plate furnished by the Sec retary of State. Better attend to this matter before you forget The car license this year will be the same as last, for the sev eral different makes of machin The The High it. es. The total license lax collected Avas 1918 in this county for $9,910.30. Christian Sunday School Notes. A new high water mark in at tendance was set last Sunday. There were 109 present and the collection amounted to $6.86. This is a good showing when it is remembered that the basket ball team and several other reg ulars Avere unable to be out. All lady members of the Sun day school and church are asked to make candy to be sold at the play Saturday night. The. Young People's class par ty will be held at the annex on Friday night of next week. Come to Sunday School Sun day. You can do us good and avc hope you will receive a bene fit. The school is growing sure ly and steadily. Change Train Time. Commencing next Sunday, the jitney will leave for Voll mer, on the afternoon run, at 4 o'clock, instead of 3. This change effects the Sunday run only.