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THE NEZPERCE HERALD
Subscription, $1.50 Vol 21, No. 43 Official Paper Lewis County Circulation, 1,400 NEZPERCE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1919 boys tell of big HISTORY-MAKING. Sgt. Fred Jones and Corp. Har old Larkin Write Modestly of Hard Battling 2nd Engineers. If any man from the U. S. saw more of the real war—the part where only genuine Ameri can guts could endure—than did "Freddie" Jones and "Fat" (Heston) Larkin, of Nezperce, he has a right to stand up and receive the bouquet. From the opening of the American drive at Chateau Thierry to the fam ous pontooning of the Meuse (under all the fire the Huns could concentrate) the night be fore the signing of the armistice, these lads battered their way, and came through with scarcely u scratch. And, like the real heroes they are, they tell of their wonderful exploits—the most wonderful in the capacity of human experi ence—in the. following modest way: lingers, Germany. Feb. 25, 1919. W.'P. Conger of The Heraid. Dear Friends at Home: We thought we'd write a few lines this evening and brieflv tell you of some of the war that we have taken.part in. Our first real experience took place about eight miles from Chateau Thierrv. around Boni- actio and in Belleau Woods, with the marines (Uncle Sam's best warriors). We were here for some fifty days. We were given three days' rest then hurried to a point south of Soissons near Vier/y. Here we were under di rect artillery and machine gun fire while we constructed trench es. As far as eats go, we didn't get. much. We had our reserve ration which consisted of raw bacon, coffee, sugar and hard tack. We couldn't cook any thing, so we ate the bacon as it was, and. say! chicken, turkey or roast beef never came up to (that raw bacon at that time. Water was very scarce and sev eral men lost their lives trying t'o get it. But this only lasted for five days. ' We then went for a rest, one whole week, near Meaux (our from Paris a little ways). We (then moved up to the. Toul sec tor and lay in reserve a few Hays, then went in on the St. Mihiel drive, which lasted about two weeks. After this we went back into reserve again, then moved back by Toul again, for another week's rest. Then we went to the Champagne sector, up north of Chalons, where we stayed for thirty seven days. We were then transferred onto the Argonne drive. In Noted Meuse Battle. On the night of Nov. 10, we were up by Beaumont, south east of Sedan. We were ordered to throw two foot bridges across the Meuse river for the infantry and Marines to cross on in mak ing an attack. The current was very swift and it took quite a hit of time and we lost many men from our company (about 50 in all, killed and wounded). The Second Division casualties that night were estimated at 3600 men. The armistice took effect the next day at eleven a. m. On Nov. 17 we started for the Rhine, which was more of an endurance test than anything else. You would not believe it, hut we saw men hike till blood came thru the leather of thei.r shoes. We were urged on by the announcement that the men who made the hike would soon lie in the States. But now that we are here, if we get away be fore seven or eight months we are lucky. Engineers Had Most Hazardous Work. Perhaps you will wonder what our duties were in the different drives. We dug trenches, built Jbarhed vire entanglements, ad vanced in front of the infantry and cut the enemy's wire, built bridges, roads, helped move ar tillery, acted as infantry, and one compliment paid us is that "the 2nd Engineers saved the Marine Corps. We cannot understand why our mail didn't get thru from October to January, a s we wrote every chance we got, which was about once a week We are certainly glad this war is over and it will take more j y than a draft next time. We do not think much of any of the country this side of the ocean, and, as for Germany, we will eat the melon and let them keep the Rhine, Sincerely, Sgt. F. F. Jones, Corp. H. C. Larkin-Heston. LOCAL NEWS. Nezperce vs. Town team at the gym Friday night. Notice the clear, sharp pictures the Temple is screening now. Win, Sullivan left this morning on a business mission to Spokane. Everything in new sprin wear for men and boys at Car son 's. Manager Sunderlin.of the Nez perce Hardware Co. was a busi ness visitor in Ferdinand last Thursday. Clyde Leiser, bookkeeper for the Rochdale Co., returned last Friday from a visit with relatives in Spokane. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Williams, of the Russell section, on Monday, the 24th instant. Hiram Lodge No. 36, A. F. & A. M., will confer the. Fellow-craft degree at a special convocation next Monday night. 1 , 0r Oars expected daily. Get your older in if you are in the market, Curtis J. Miller, dealer. Mrs. Curless, of Melrose, spent the first of the week with her daughter, Miss Curless, of the public school faculty, in this city, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Covey visit ed with her homefolks, II .G. Quigly and family, in the Ferdi uand section the first of the week. Come and see the town team stars and the high school boys grapple for the final game of the season^ At the gym Friday uight. Mrs. L. J. Rowe and daugh ters, Mrs. E. L. Schnell and Miss Blanche Rowe, went to Lewiston this morning for a brief visit with friends. Mrs. A. A. Bardwell returned 'Sunday to her home at Spangle, Wash., after a few days' visit with Nezperce relatives and old friends. For Sale—Two black geldings, coming 3 and 4 years. $300 gets them, if taken at once. Fred Riggers. B. H. Dole and mother, who have been visiting with Judge and Mrs. H. W. Niles in this city, left Monday for their home at Colfax, Wash, The many friends of Gay Miller are glad to know that his im provement continues very satis factorily from his recent serious siege of pneumonia, MILLINERY .CLOSING. My shop will be closed at Nezperce at noon Saturday. All wanting hats up to that time now have a chance to get them right. Mrs. Fred Rainville. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clark re tf. where she was a patient in a hos pital for several weeks, well on the road to recovery from her serious illness. Representative and Mrs. Curtis J. Browning came in Tuesday evening from Lewiston, where they made a brief visit after re turning from the recent session of the legislature in Boise. MONEY TO LOAN—I have plenty of available money to loan on good farm land at a low inter est rate. Pre-payment privileges. York Herren, room 10, , Union State Bank bldg., Nezperce, Ida. In a letter to his brother, Ar thur Heston, Corporal Harold Larkin states that he recently saw Joe Barbee in France, and that the latter was expecting to em bark for the 160th Infant J. ^ 0, J' Everett Covev and " 1 ,,. lca T V e V , ■ v P ~. 01he Kachdnuer tvo other Nez^ P 0 . 1ce ai 1 y hip with Hugo. She is States in a few days. Wanted—Full or agents to sell our tion Policies. All wage earners will be interested. Exclusive territory. Direct home office contracts—Write National Cas ualty Co., Detroit, Michigan. Iw. Hugo Medved arrived in New York Monday from army service in France, according to a message Tuesday by his He is stationed at part time Income Protee received here homefolks. Camp Mills for the present. ■went across last July, been serving for some the machine gun company of the 40th Division. also He and has time in I PUBLIC SCHOOL NEWS si) n/Ht The eighth grade are taking special review this week and next preparatory to take eighth grade examinations. Last Sunday evening the bask et ball team returned home from Moscow where they competed in the tournament and were defeat ed in the first game, 29 to 8. The Moscow High School won the tournament. The boys enjoyed the prize team and were royally entertained at the Sigma Nu Fra ternity. They had an opportun ity to visit every department in the University. The boys were favorably appreciated with the magnitude of their own state Uni versity. Next Friday evening March 28, the town team will play the High School basket ball team in the gym. The high school claims they can not be defeated by the town team and the town team claims they can play circles around them. Now, you will see a lively game so come out and root. • On Friday evening, April 4, the High School Literary Society will give a public program at the Christian church. A very good program has been prepared and every one is cordially invited. The physics class are beginning a series of experiments in eleetric ity. The preliminary for the decla mation contest, was held at the school house Monday afternoon and those that won on the girls' team that will go to Lapwm April 18, are Sylvesta Gross, Maude Jamison, Marie Poteet. The boys that won places on the boys' oratical team are Milton Johnson, Dale Swartz, and Wes lie Longeteig The hoys'oratorical contest will be held in Nezperce about the middle of April. Near ly all the schools on the prairie will send teams. The first win ner in each contest will be given a gold medal, second and third, silver medals. The penmanship class this month is required to hand in mus cular movement designs, first f second and third .cash prizes will be given to the high school stu dents who submit the most origi nal and best design. A committee of the faculty will judge the de signs. Clayton Miller, Felix and Chas. Hutchins have quit school to start spring work. Last Monday even ing the boys of the high school met to decide whether to have base ball or track. Track was de cided upon and the boys will start practicing next week. Great Shows at Temple. Manager Bilodeau, impressed by the way in which the public is taking to his select Friday night shows, is putting on a select Pathe service for the Sunday af ternoon program. This high-class feature service for both Friday and Sunday will be maintained, and those who are looking for the very best in actors and pic tures may be sure they'll find them here. Read in this issue about the big one—"The Mid night Patrol"—coming at the Temple next Tuesday night. Karl C. Frank, the tombstone man, was in Nezperce from Clarkston the latter part of last week. Here is a man who is good for the country—a developer. From t he lit ; Jo one-man factory he opened in Kamiah about three years ago, he now has a big plant at that point and another at Clarkston, employing about 20 men and needing more. Further he has unearthed and is us more ing as his principal material for monumental work a mountain of granite near Kamiah, the quality and texture of which is said by experts to surpass any other stone the market, and he has attrac tive offers from wholesalers for the rock just as it is taken from the quarry; but he prefers to work it into the finished article in his own plants. Specimens of this superior stone will be on ex hibition in Nezperce after this week. on Rebekahs Attention! All Rebekahs are asked to be present and prepared for initia tion on the night of April 1st. A meeting of Rebekahs for ini •ill be held next tiation purposes w Tuesday night. Honor Returned Soldiers. ■ The Community church was nacked last Sunday night by .citizens assembled to participate in and witness the community wel come to our returned soldiers and sailors. An appropriate program was Avell earned out, the outstanding •feature of which was short talks by the "boys" themselves on their military experiences. Of the 32 returned soldiers who have come back to this neighborhood, the following were present and held seats of honor at the recep tion: Willard Hancock, Harvey Nedrow, Adolph Eiehenberger, Nolen Hollen, Harold Moore* Geo. -Sehlader, Leslie Haskett, Elmer Lehman, Opal Yates and Ren Fry. Rev. Claude Martin directed the ceremonies and W. P. Conger announced the program numbers. The service was opened with "America," sung by the assem blage: Rev. Martin made the in vocation ; W. R. Emerson gave the general welcoming address, and Attorney G. C. Pennell neat ly offered the "glad hand" of the community. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was next sung by the choir, and after talks by the soldiers, Miss Edna Cargill ex tended the welcome of the High anthem by the choir was follow ed by more short talks by the so 1 - diers, and "Home, Sweet Home," was sung by the congregation as the closing number. A levee was then held for the soldiers, while all refreshed themselves from the bountiful supply of doughnuts and coffee, provided by the Indies of the church in the annex dining room. . Sunday School Convention Starts Attendance Drive. The county Sunday school con vention held at Reubens last hri day and at Nezperce the same evening was well attended and the enthusiasm displayed there il lustrated the reviving interest in this w r ork since the close of the v '».r. E. C. Knapp, of Spokane, secretary of the Inland Empire Sunday School Association at tended both sessions, and the main features of the meeting at Reubens were the drives for world-wide Sunday school mis sionary work and the world Sun day school convention to be held et Tokio, Japan, next year, to which a delegate from this county will be sent. At the evening meeting in Nezperce a drive was started for local Sunday school attendance, to the end that the three local schools show an en rollment of at least 400 on Easter Sunday. The following officers were el ected to direct the Lewis County Association for the ensuing year: President, perce; vice-pros., H. A. Moffett, Kamiah ; vice-pres., $ons, Reubens; sec.-treas., Mrs. Jessie Gregory, Ilo ; elementary, Mrs. F. L. Cady, Reubens; teen Mrs. W. A. Duncan, Ilo; Nez A. R. Fike, W. O. Per adult, Miss Minnie Mason, Tlo ; administrative, W. R. Emerson, Nezperce ; educational, Miss Lu cile Hansen, Ilo. Base Ball Bug Working. Nezperce will be in the running this season with a fast base ball team. A number of our old play ers and fans held a meeting in Wm. Sullivan's real estate office last Monday evening and started things in good shape for the or ganization of a team. Several of the old reliables came through along financial lines with liberal donations, and there is no doubt that this phase of the sport will be well taken care of. Another meeting will be held at Mi 1 . Sullivan's office next Mon day night when it is planned to perfect a permanent organiza tion, and then we'll be ready to get in the game right. The base ball season is at hand; it's time to get busy. Official notice of the appoint ment of Peter Swanson, Roheit Reed and Ira P. Coon as com missioners for the newly created North Highway District of this county was received from Boise the first of the week in the form of the certificates from Govrnor Davis. These were duly recorded here Tuesday, and the board will organize at the community meet to be held at Sunset school mg house near Mohler next Saturday. the all-around auto expert, has Glen Biggart and reliable teased and will operate the Price Garage here. About Lloyd. Marker's Wounds. The following extracts from a letter written by his nurse in U. S. Debarkation Hospital No. 5, New York City, under date of March 20, and just received by Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Marker, of Lewiston, explains the nature of the wounds received by their sun, Lloyd Marker, and why he has not written more about his war experiences: "It is my privilege as a Red Cross worker in this hospital to write you in behalf of your son, Lloyd, who came into this hos pita 1 today. He tells me you have not been notified of the nature and extent of his wounds and he has asked me to tell you about them. He was shot in the lef f wrist the 2nd of October. It has healed nicely, and except that it is stiff does not trouble him very much. At the same time he re eeived a wound in the right shoul der. He can use his right arm a little and as it gets stronger, he will of course, gradually be able to use it more. It is awfully hard luck that he is left handed, is it not? Otherwise he would be writ ing you himself, lie is in very good general condition, seems cheerful and is awfully glad to get back to the U. S. A. he will be sent to some hospital near home. He says he hopes it may be Camp Lewis so that you can come to sec him." Lloyd's many old friends in Nezperce section will be glad to get this news and to know that he is not more seriously crippled, as through lack of information, they had begun to fear he was. A meeting of the Lewis County Chapter Great War Veterans was n f Ee( | Cross rooms in this city last Tuesday night, with a good turn-out of the boys who have returned from (He service Soldiers' Organization Progresses Six new members were taken into the Chapter, and interest is spreading in an encouraging way, the men seeming to appreciate the real value and need of organ ization as they recover from the first "shock" of getting home and have time to think ordinary things over. At this meeting a special com mittee on by-laws was appointed by Commander Eichenberger. Its members are: Leo Robertson, chairman; Milton Mitchell and Harlan Moore. Its report is ex pected at an early meeting. Plans were also formulated for giving a grand military ball right soon after Easter, and this may be looked forward to as one of the biggest events socially of the year. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 8, and it is hoped the boys will all be on hand for the important matters coming up. Program Sunset Community Meeting. The following is the program to be given at the Community Meeting to be held at the Sunset school house Saturday, March 29 Song—Star Spangled Banner. Recitation—The Thrift Stamp, Max Miller. Sunset Orchestra. Recitation— H a rry El 1 iot. Vocal solo—Miss Goldie Ral stin. Song—Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, by assembly. Welcoming Home Our Soldiers —Sunset School. Piano solo—Elsie Reid. Sunset Orchestra. Reading—Grace Ralstin. Song—America, The Beautiful, by the girls of the school. Sunset Orchestra. Noon. Song—America, by assembly. Address—A. E. Wade, County Farm Agent. Sunset orchestra. Song—Sunset school. Address—Rev. Ellery. Song—My Old Kentucky Home Address—Miss Wilson. County Superintendent of Schools. Sunset orchestra. Address—Miss Near, County Club Leader. Song—school. Remember, everybody is cord ially invited to enjoy this day with us. Robert Wright came in Sunday from the Idaho University at Mos. cow to spend the between-quart. ers week with his homefolks here. He was accompanied by Leo Scott, a University chum from South Idaho, who is his guest for the week. | ALL NOW IN LINE. FOR THE FALL FAIR. Conclusive Action at Farm Bur eau Meeting In Ho Insures Greatest County Fair and Stock Show. At a meeting of the executive committee of the Lewis County Farm Bureau in Ilo on the 19th instant the matter of putting on a County Farm Bureau Fair was thoroughly discussed. The pro ject, on being voted upon, was carried unamiously. This fair will be held at Nez perce during (he early part of October, as recently stated in The Herald, following a prelim 'inary meeting in Nezperce. The executive committee of the Farm Bureau will each have di rect charge of the exhibits in their particular line of work The Nezperce Fair & Livestock Association, which has for several years caried on a successful stock show at Nezperce is combining with the Farm Bureau to carry out the Livestock feature of this fair. Stock judging will be accom panied by lectures pointing out merit,and demerit of the dif ferent animals and the same plan will be curried out in the various departments in so far as it is prac. bicable, thus making the show ed the'ucational rather than simply contest for premiums, Admission will be absolutely free except to the entertainment program. One novel feature of this fair will he the entertainment bill to which a nominal fee will be charg ed and a portion will be directed to defraying the general expense of the fair and the balance go to the institution or individual put ting on the performance. This program will be made up entirely of home talent obtained from the various parts of the county, and those on the inside know that, there can be no better talent se cured than we have right here in Lewis county. You will be royally entertained when you at tend this fair. With the hearty cooperation of the committees in charge of the different departments and the citizens of the county, this fair will be the biggest event in the history of Lewis county. Another important feature that should be given special mention at this time is the series of prizes for the person bringing in the most squirrel tails. For this pur pose $20.00 in premiums will be offered as follows: First, $6; second, $5; third, $4; fourth, $3; fifth, $2; and $1 for sixth place. The persons competing must furn ish affidavit, that they either kill ed the squirrels or caused them to be killed. a Mrs. Jackson at Rest. Mrs. Charles Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chandler, pioneer and highly esteemed res i(lents 0 f this vicinity, passed away at her home in the Bkalaka, Mont., section on «Sunday, March 9, from pneumonia superinduced by ah influenza attack. The re mains were brought to Nezperce, the old home of the deceased, and the funeral was conducted from the Brethren church by Elder B. J. Fike at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, interment being made in the local cemetery. The esti mation in which the deceased was held here was impressed by the large attendance at the last sad rites and the general expression of sympathy for (he bereaved family. Mrs. Jackson was called just when life seemed at its fullest, being within a few days of 30 years of age. She grew to wom anhood on the farm of her par ents southwest of town, and some five years ago became the wife of Charles Jackson. About four years ago they moved to Mon tana. She is survived by her hus band and three children, a son and two daughters; and to these and her parents the heart of the community reaches out in deepest (sympathy. Mrs. Minnie Hobbs, of Moun tain Home, Idaho, Grand Matron of Idaho Order of the Eastern Star, was the guest of the Nez perce Chapter at a special meet ing last Friday evening. After holding a lodge of instruction, -i spread, and a social good time was had.