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Official Paper of Lewis County
Thursday, March 13, 1919.
W. P. Conger & P. W. Mitchell
Editors and Owners
Entered at the Nezporce, Idaho, Post
office as Second-Class Mail Matter.
Five hundred thousand new
houses needed at once within the
boundaries of the United States!
So the Department of Labor
tells us, and if we study the con
ditions at home and realize that
they are similar throughout the
country, we shall be inclined to
trust to the accuarcy of its state
Houses are not to be had. In
quiries for them either for pur
chase or rent meet with disap
pointment. The restriction of
building during the war has of
course played a great part in
producing this scarcity of homes.
A shortage of houses is t-o be
regretted for several reasons. It
means congestion. "Where two
families are living in quarters
which are by rights only suffi
cient for one, there is inevitably
crowding enough to affect the
conditions of life more or loss
Also, if a small town has only
houses enough for its present in
habitants there is no possibility
of further growth. New resi
dents, however satisfactory they
might be as citizens, simply can
not be accomodated.
Men who have capital or can
arrange for the use of it should
wake up to conditions and real
ize that the present is an excel
lent time for building.
In the first place, the greatest
necessity of the country just now
is work for the returned sol
diers and sailors. Building will
furnish this.
In the second place, building
would be an act of public spirit,
supplying the builder's home
town with the houses required
for its progress and growth.
Lastly, the demand for houses
shows that well-built homes will
prove an excellent investment
for the builder. Houses to rent
will be an assured source of in
come. And the sale of houses
upon easy monthly payments is
a most satisfactory plan. A
town which has these to offer
can secure a fine class of thrifty,
prudent citizens, who as they are
property-holders, will he inter
ested in their homes and sur
It is to be hoped that as the
season progresses, we shall see a
good class of homes going up in
Nezperce, such as will reflect
credit upon the town and bring
profit to the builders.
The Sixty-fifth Congress, just
expired, has been a body of re
markable experiences. No con
gress in our history has had as
many and important problems
with which to deal. We will all
agree that it did many wise and
beneficent things and many
things which it should not have
done. Also that it failed to do
many things which it should
have done.
This summary only shows that
a body of men is human, and
therefore both as well-intention
ed and as liable to err as the in
dividual man.
We remember that this con
gress declared a state of war be
tween the United States and the
imperial German government,
and later, against the Austro
Hungarian government.
We gasp when we learn that
in two years it appropriated
nearly 55 billion dollars !
It passed the greatest tax laws
in parliamentary history, in two
years levying ten billion dollars
in taxes upon the people. And in
the same time it authorized bond
issues aggregating twenty-two
It passed a law to make the
country dry after July 1st, 1919,
for the duration of the Avar. And
then it passed a constitutional}
amendment for national prohibi
it had made its great ap
! propriations for different war
I purposes it usually had to turn
I to and investigate the applica
I tion of the funds.
I It was in every sense of the
word a militant body. When it
was not making war appropria
tions or pursuing war investiga
tions or appointing food or fuel
war commissions it was general
ly engaged in internal dissen
sions with the administration.
After all it was our congress
and a thoroughly American one.
It did thing after thing it set out
to do, supplied the country near
ly four million fighting men, fur
nished the sinews of war for
them and stood at their backs
while they went thru to victory.
It has packed its valise and gone
home to rest and to inspect and
repair its political fences.
Peace to its cigar ashes and
fulfilment to its dreams!
The seventeen-year locust, an
insect extremely interesting to
naturalists, but thoroughly de
tested by nurserymen and own
era of orchards is due to appear
in this country in large numbers
during 1919.
The real name of this insect is
the periodical cicada. It spends
seventeen years slowly develop
ing under ground infested locali
ties. Its emergence in such lo
calities every seventeen years
has been observed in this coun
try every seventeen years since
Enormous swarms will appear
in parts of the northern states
either in the last week of May
or the first week of June. No
one can fail to recognize their
presence in the given localities,
for they are a noisy and a stren
uous race. After five weeks the
brief existence of the cicada ends
in exhaustion and death.
Considerable injury is done to
young orchards and nursery
trees by these insects. No young
orchards should be sot out this
year until fall, when the danger
from the swarm of eicades is
over. Trees already in growth
should be treated with sprays
and whitewashing at the time of
emergence of the eicades.
The' southern states harbor
broods of the thirteen-year va
riety which while similar in
pearance and habits, is a separ
ate and distinct species -from the
seventeen-year insect.
The section of the revenue act
approved February 24,
which authorizes the payment of
a sixty-dollar bonus to all sol
diers and sailors honorable dis
charged from the sei'vice, is a
piece of fair and wise legisla
The nation has taken these
men from positions where they
were earning a living and has
employed them in its defence at
a wage less than they were re
ceiving. It is incumbent upon it
to protect them against the
chance of delay in finding em
ployment. If a man goes direct
ly back to a position the bonus
will be useful to him. But if it
lakes time for him to secure em
ployment the sixty dollars will
be a wonderful help in tiding
him over.
Those who are discharged
hereafter will receive the bonus
with their final pay. Soldiers
who have been discharged and
have not received it should com
municate with the zone finance
officer. Lemon building, Wash
ington, D .C., stating particulars
and enclosing their discharge
certificates. Sailora discharged
without the bonus should make
claim for payment upon the
naval bureau of supplies and ac
counts at Washington.
Home Talent Play Saturday
The Idaho legislature did its
supreme act of misrepresenta
tion of the people of this state
when on last Thursday it passed
a resolution opposing the League
of Nations. It is a safe guess that
not over a dozen members of
that august ( ?) body knew Avhat
they were doing when they A'ot
ed on this resolution ; and one is
here reminded of the remark of
an Idaho solon of a previous ses
sion Avhen nagged about the odds
and ends that got by him and his
colleagues: "Oh, avo pass any
thing doAvn there (but a drink)
and let the supreme court decide
its validity." This anti-Leaguc
resolution got through by about
the same system." If this League
of Nations means permanent
peace, the people; are for the
League, but the Avar profiteer-'
ing class Avili oppose if,by every
U. S. senator and other means in,
their control. Just carefully note
AA r ho is behind the opposition to
the League, and keep asking
yourself, 'why?
Items not intended to hit or
miss anyone in particular, but
Just to remind you
That the time approaches for
dragging out the drag.
That a big business year is
ahead for this country, says big
That President Wilson is tired
of making history and wants to
chronicle it instead.
That according to all appear
ances "I. W. W. " still stands
for "I Won't Work."
That the president of the Unit
ed States has recently paid a
I brief visit to this country.
I That people cannot afford
I boxes of chocolates at the pres
ent price, but thev do anyhow.
That it is said a balky horse
can be made to go by tapping
it's shoe with a stone—ever try
it ?
That anybody can kick up a
disturbance, but the the Bible
says, ''Blessed are the peace
That when the folks are again
enjoying their autos they will be
in a better humor to talk good
roads to.
That the Irish question is the
one question which never under
a.iry circumstances seems to re
ceive an answer.
That if the politician who
wants votes were to marry the
woman who wants a vote, would
they have a good basis for agree
> y
That the presidential third
term has Ion«; been a bugaboo.
If we were to experience one*
would it probably be very differ
eut from a second term?
• That Mr. Hohenzhollern is
wearing out his welcome and]
his best clothes in Holland, and
the Lord only knows where he I
will get any more of either. [
That the seventeen-year l 0 -
custs are due .again this year.
How surprised they will be when
they learn that in their absence (
all these big things have happen
That exquisite spring days
which will bring poetry into our
lives are approaching. Look up (
the floor polish and the scrub
bing brush and last year's fly
That the German reports show
a deficit of several billions
marks. Who can wonder, when
we consider the marks Germany
left upon Belgium and northern
That why does the sailor call
his boat a ''wagon," and why
does the motorist call his ear
"boat?" Is it in each
longing for "the far-off,
tained and dim?"
That one of the colored bat
talions reached home mad all
over. The captain of the trans
port on Avhich they crossed had
forbidden: the playing of craps
during the voyage.
That the United States has
been so accustomed to using
Armenian rugs and laces and em
broideries that it can perhaps
handle an Armenian mandate
with ease and efficiency.
That as congress started on a
wild rush for home a perturbed
voice called after it, "Hey there
you've forgotten to fix up the
railroads!" But congress
dently didn't hear, as it only ran
the faster.
That if the Bolshevists and
/ab or disturbers and other ele
ments of unrest would kindly
take a short nap until the rest
of us could get the world into
running order again, they would
confer a favor.
That Albert Edward, Prince
be on the
How would
of Wales, is said to
lookout for a Avife.
some nice American girl like the
job of making His Royal High
ness' coffee and mending His
Royal Highness' socks?
That throe different opinions
are advanced in the peace con
Lienee as to the nature of da "r
" w \ Ge i m f ny shoulfJ
pa> indemnities. But no one
either in the peace conference or
m the^ Avhole world doubts the
obligation of Germany to pay m
demnities of some kind.
That too many men are alike
the one Avho said, "I neA r er read
the papers. I let the Avife read
(hem and tell me about it." Too
many of us let the other felloAv
do the reading and then they
giA'e the gist of the thing with
his comment and interpretation,
and therefore so many perverted
and distorted impressions and
vicAvs. Read and think for your
self a little. T'he exercise Avili do
you good.
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For Sale—Beardless Barley'u^hL
for seed. Mark Means 'Co., Lgav
iston, Idaho. 39av4.
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Candys and cigars at the Tern
Ninety-First Lost 5,838 In Few
Washington, Macrh 8.—Battle
alties of the American army
shown by revised
in Prance as
divisional records anonuneed to
day by General March totaled
240,197. These include killed in
>tion, wounded, missing in
There prob
tion, and prisoners,
ably will be some slight furthei
as final reports are re
The 91st division casual
ties numbered 5838.
The second regular
showed the greatest losses in the
revised list with 24,429. The first
division caVne next with 23,973.
The 28th (Pennsylvania,
District of Columbia, Vir
ginia and Maryland) led nation
al guard a*id national army di
being fourth in the list
with 14,268.
In the new list the 42nd divis
(Rainbow) reported a total
of battle casualties of 12,252 ;
the 77th (New York Metropoli
tan National army) 9423;
26th (New England) 8955; the
27th (New York) 7940; the 30th
South Carolina) 6893.
The battle casualty figures
now announced include wound
ed, which were not included in
the tables of major casualties
recently made public by the war
The list of division
al totals shows :
ington, Oregon,
ho Nevada, Montana, Wyomin
Utah) 5838.
California. Ida
Present estimates of military
authorities put the number of
Americans disabled in the war at
190,000. Ol tHis ntimHev, it is
estimated that 80,000 will he able
to return to their old occupa
tl01is -. leaving 20,000 who need
retraining for work suited to
their maimed condition
The federal-board of vocation
:l ' education, appealing to the
country today for aid in the cam
T>aign to make disabled soldiers
independent by making them
self-supporting, announced that
so ^ ar 13.000 men injured in
fighting the battle of democracy,
have registered for retraining.
The applications of 1300 have
been approved and o00 actually
have started courses in reeduea
tion. At least 15,000 disabled
expected to enroll for
( vocational courses,
I Tuition, books and living
penses are provided all disabled
( ,TVen taking courses, which may
range from six months shop
training to a four year college
1 course. In no case does the
| lowimce fall below $65 a month,
The Lewis county board
commissioners is issuing to
1 Lewis county boys who were
are in the army or navy service
a testimonial of the county's ap
preciation of such service,
In order that each one's rank
and the organization to which
belonged may be inscribed
I this testimonial, it is necessary
that this information be furnish
ed E. L. Schnell, clerk of the
board. Every Lewis county man
I in the service is, therefore, re
1 quested to let Mr. Schnell have
the following information as
| soon as practicable:
| seas service
Name, rank, address, organiza
evi-|tion belonged to, local or over
, date of entering
the service, date discharged.
| Special Examinations for Teach
Examinations in the local sub
Meets (Idaho School Law and Civ
ies, Manual of the Course of
Study, and High School Curri
culum) will be held Saturday,
March 22, 1919, for teachers
1 wishing to applv for certificates
Norma P. Wilson.
Superintendent of Schools.
1 by indorsement,
Try This For Sour Stomach,
Bat slowly> masticate your
food thoroughly. Eat but little
meat and none at all for supper.
jf you are st iu troubled Avith
S0U1 . stomaeh take one o{ Cham .
he rlain's Tablets before going to
h )ec j b °
1 have many letters from men
on the outside who arc wanting
to buy land, and I expect
of them here just as soon as the
snow leaves. If you have land
to sell I esan make the deal for
you. Call at my office the first
time you are in town.
Curtis J.
, . and
graduation folders and invita-
(ions at the Herald office. Priced
New Millinery just opened by
Mrs. Fred Rainville at old Piano
store across street south of Leo's

Through the use of the service of this bank your
cancelled check is a trustworthy receipt. If you pay
bills by check, the cancelled check is an automatic
receipt. You write the check, this bank does the rest, I
argument, saves you money in twice-paid bills.
This is service, the service that this, your bank, renders.
Established 1909.
A Home Institution.
Member Federal Reserve System
Spring 19J.Q
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\ ,,i ./ùaety
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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,a
w Nezperce Idaho 3
3 Ell
The Demand of Today Is Sanitation.
We Carry Out the New State Law
Regulating the Operation of
Barber Shops at the
Gem State Barber Shop
J. D. McCown, Prop'r
• Nezperce Garage and Machine Works |
W. B. SIMMONS, Mechanic 5 j
B. J, FIKE, Proprietor
Our Motto
When your car's in trouble, you want it fixed-not
tinkered. Let us show you

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