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Ü& — Subscription, $1.50 Vol. 21, No. 46 •n Circulation, 1,400 NEZPERCE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1919 Official Paper Lewis County |.«p THE APRIL GRIST OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Make Ho Register Official Paper and Herald Gets Contract Printing Supplies.—The Other Proceedings. B The board of -county eommis B sinners met in regular session here ■ Monday with all members pfes 1 eut. The routine business was tak ■ en up and the first day was H devoted to auditing accounts and H considering the next disposition I of the county printing contract, ■ which expires May 10. 1 This matter was resumed at I Tuesday morning's session, and S the publication of the eommission ■ er's proceedings, etc., was award 1 ed to the Ho Register by Commis i sioners Longeteig and Huggins I on the theory, as they stated, that I the pie should be passed around I despite the fact that it will get I about half thé 'publicity through I the Register that the Herald gives B it and at-no less cost to the I county. Commissioner Pomeroy I dissented from the agreement as I passed, contending that the' mat ■ 1er should he submitted to bids I if the best interests of the tax I payers and people of the county I were to he saved. ; Th order placing the printing I and publishing contracts is as fol I lows : The hoard, having under con I sidération the letting of contracts for the county printing and the furnishing of supplies for the county officers, and being fully advised in the premises, a motion being duly made by Commission er Longeteig that a contract for a period of one year , he entered into with the Lewis County Reg ister for the printing on the basis of 3 cents per line or according to the last contract with the Her ald, if accepted by' them, and contract he entered into with the Nezperee Herald, for a period of one year, for the job work at an increase of 20 per cent over the old rates, also if agreeable to them. A roll call being taken, the a ; missioner Longeteig, yes; Com missioner Huggins, yes ; Commis sioner Pomeroy, no! The motion being declared duly carried, the clerk was instructed to advise the above named napers to this effect and secure their acceptance- or rejection of said proposals as soon as possible and not later than 9 o'clock a.m., April 15. The allowance of $25 per month for the children of Josephine Hunsucker was discontinued. The board finding the allow ance of $20 per month for Mrs. Byrd, of Reiibens, was insuffi cient it was increased to $27.50 per month, beginning April 15; said allowance to be furnished in merchandise through the store of Larson & Son. The expert accounting firm of Byron Defenhach & Sons finish ed the audit of the Lewis county hooks and records and made their report on same to the county com missioners Monday. In submit ting their findings, the senior Mr. Defenhach made the oral state ment that no county in the stale could show a cleaner hill than 1 Lis as to economy of administra tion, efficiency of work in the several offices and scarcity of clerical errors. W. D. Wilkes was appointed overseer in road district N.o 13. Assessor Ratliff reported auto licenses sold during February and March totaled $3217.05. The appointment of Ira Coon, Robert Reed and Peter Swanson as commissioners of the North Highway district was approved. An appropriation of $100 was made to Earl Richardson for the construction of fence on both sides of the Stevenson Crossing grade. A survey was ordered up the Peter Race gulch to intersect the Kamiah-Nezperce Victory Meeting at Steele. A Victory Loan meeting will be held at the Steele school house Saturday night April 19 Rev. Martin and Chairman Anderson will speak and there will he some thing to eat and a good time. Go. This road. route would give a 5 per cent, grade from the prairie to Kamiah. Robert Vollem was appointed justice of the peace of Mason pre cinct. t Wages for road-work were re fixed as follows ; Per team, $2.50, per man, $3.50 ; overseer, $4 per day. Easter at Christian Church. Faster Sunday will b . e .appro priately observed at the Christ, ian church this year and the vices will be worth dance. At 10:00,a. ra., the regular Sun day school will be held, of us that day. Sunday of the attendance drive and we expect to make a record. Give us your support. At 11:00 an Easter ser your atteii Be one It is the last program will he given by the Sunday school, followed by a basket din ner served in the'annex. All are invited to come and participate. Following is the Easter pro gram : . Song, school. Scripture reading, Bible class. Prayer. Piano solo, Blanche Rowe. Recitation, "I'm the Boy," Roy Edward Thompson. Recitation, "A Neva Schnell. Welcome, y y Miller. est Conger. class. Hershal Baskett. Primary class. lor. Instrumental duet. Fourth Year Junior, Marie Rowe and Marjorie Exercise, "Little Bells," Be ginners class. Violin solo, Earl Stellmon. Solo, "The Mighty One," Earn Drill. "Easter Bells," Primary Duet. Van and Fenn Emerson. Instrumental duet, Leslie and Exercise, "Little Brown Seeds," Reading. Hazel Stellmon. Duet, Catherine and Neva Schnell. Recitation, "Littles," Eleanor Ransier. Solo, .Elina Cook. Easter drill, Second Year Jun Pantomine, Young People's class. Song, "At Easter Time," First Year Junior. Anthem, Young People's class. New Teachers Elected. Last Saturday evening the school hoard hèld a meeting and Preston A. Richmond, of Moscow, was elected to the principal shin of cy ahs .are'invited, the'high school for next year. Mr. Richmond comes highly recom mended and is editor in chief of the University college annual, be sides being a coronet soloist and is leader of the University band. Next year he will organize and conduct a band here in -Nezperee. Miss Camille McDaniel was elected to the position of English and French in the high school. Miss McDaniel is secretary of the University senior class besides being an assistant coach of dram atics at the University. Rebekah Social Club. The Rebekah Social Club met at the home of Mrs. May Peter son. April 4, 1919. The afternoon was spent in a after which very enjoyable way, the hostess served a dainty lunch Those present were: Mes Smith, Heston, Siems Peterson, Dunham Akin, Cole, Price dames Schnell, Thompson Mitchell, Cargill,Hurlhert, Sween iWalker and Miss Signa An demon. The club will meet at the home of Mrs. Pearl Schnell, Friday, at 2 o'clock, April 18. All Rehek Mrs. S. R. Walker, sec'y. Batteries. We keep them in stock, have one that was made for your car. You do not have to wait to send for these. Drive up and we will install a Willard battery in your ear, just as cheap as you can buy them in any city in the North west. We also give you free ser vice in the future on this battery Free distilled water for the ask ing, Heston & Miller. Recital by Miss Wright's Pupils. On next Wednesday evening the music pupils of Miss Edith Wright will give the community a treat in a recital at the Christ ian church in this city. A charm ing program has been arranged for the -occasion, and the public is cordially invited to attend. Berry Plants— 1 have for sale Hvmalava Evergreen hlackher ries, Logan berries, dew berries, 2 kinds red raspberries, two kinds hlack-eaps. three kinds currants, two kinds gooseberries, slrawher ries-Superb Everhearers Yocun da and Big Late. L. D. Parsons | Steele. Idaho. 46w3 THE FIRST GUN FIRED. Banquet at Nezperee Hotel Mon day Night Opened Victory Loan Campaign in Lew is County. It was a happy thought that came to H. G. Anderson, chair man of the Victory Loan drive in Lewis county, and prompted the Victory Loan banquet he direct-1 ed at the Nezperee Hotel last Monday night. Before this gen- 1 erally attended event occurred the I remark was common that thisU' loan would be hard to put over. Ere the banqueters had finished their evening's , program, thing looked simple of accomp lishment and most every one was! saying so. Enthusiasm exuded from the 50 banqueters like glints | from the morning dew—after the banquet. The reception was given by the J the I Victory Loan Committee of this! county and was intended for the participation of representatives from all sections and of the 50 in attendance most all sections wëre represented. The dinner was well prepared and nicely served by the hotel management, and after it had been duly disposed of, Rev. C. B. Martin, as toastmaster, opened the feast of reason with an appropriate address. The gathering then sang "America, 'I after which Miss Edith Wright gaye n vocal solo, accompanied by A. D. Hunter, of Lewiston, on the trombone. Dr. McCaughev. made the address of the evening and helped the drive materially. Misses Dorothy Cole and Elipa Cook 's charming vocal duet was I followed by a pointed talk by County Agent Wade. Mr. Hunter gave a trombone solo, Miss Wright accompanying him on the | mono. Sergeant Langer, of the U. S. Marine Corps, then told of some exneriene.es he had at Cha lean Thierry . A good, talk hv Attorney P. W. Mitchell was fol lowed by another vocal duet hv Misses Cole and. Cook. Then II. G. Anderson went into the merits and details of the big matter in hand. and the curtain fell with on another singing of "America." All to Vollmer Tuesday. The effect produced' at this banquet was quite apparent the following day when Chalr . . . mau Anderson visited the various business concerns in town with Die proposition to close on next luesday that everyone might go to 1 ollnier and see the .war relies on the Trophy Train and enjoy the program our sister city prom-1 ises for this big occasion. Prac tically every house in town agreed to close, and so Nezperee will he very much "not at heme" Tuesday. In fact, if there is any one here who will not he in Voll next mer on that day, he is likely to get very lonesome. The \ ollmer-llo folks are pre-1 paring to feed a large crowd. Aside from the regular . , . eating places, the Ladies Aid *id other organizations will serve lunches, hut in spite of this, so vast will he the crowd—providing the weather is favorable—some one is likelv to go hungry and it might not he amiss to take a lunch along and have dinner on the ground— make a regular picnic of it. Besides the train of six cars f . . with all its attractions, (on dis plav from 11:10 a. m to 12) there will he a ball game between Nez peree and Vollmer-Ilo teams, music by the home town hand, big dance and a picture show run ning in the afternoon and even 1 mg. Remember, the Nezperee train leaves at 10 a. m.. returning at 4 p. m. A friendly church—Claude B. Martin, minister. Sunday school at 10 o'clock a. A short Easter program will Community Church. , . xl a , in lie given at the Sunday school ■ . ,, , i i Morning service at .11 o clock a. m. Sermon, The Resurrection and Today. > Evening service at 8 o clock p. &J h î fffilv W.1 t n these gerviees ' come to all these services. Mr. and Mrs. James Wimpy and son, Aaron, and Wm Led better, who spent the winter at Phoenix. Ariz are en route to Nezperce by auto. They are ex-(l peeted here early next week. m. hour. LOCAL NEWS. Big shows Fridays and Sundays ;1 t the Temple. FREE seen corn. See Madison 46w6. Lumber &, Mill Co. Are you ready for the city elec tion next Tuesday? Buy Royal Cord and get best A. R. hike. S. D. Stouter bi tires, Mrs. Saturday from Lewiston. John Gehrke returned Iasi returned from a visit to Lewiston, When in the need of tires, call at the Tire Depot. A. R. Fike. Sheriff Mitchell went to Reu e;is this morning on official bus urday. ■ * -has, F. Thomas went to Lewis t0 . n this morning on a business mission, Dm Temple. mess. Banker Zimmerman, of Voll mer i "' ils a Nezperee visitor Sat They don't make richer and finer candies than are carried at £>upt. Mitchell of. the. N. & was a Lewiston visitor the first Hie week. Mrs. Roy Stellmon I Tuesday from a visit with rela Hv'es at Clarkston. Wm, Sullivan has the Franklin Lewis, Clear returnèd auto agency for watri-and Idaho.counties. We lix anything iu machinery an H Hx it right. Nezperee Ga ra ^ e an d Machine Works, Chas - Devoe, accountant for the Mu <lison Lumber Co., came iu this morning from Cottonwood. Miss Clara Sorenson returned yesterday evening from Colfax, . , , wliere S,1C 1S attending school, Mr. and iMra. J. II. Thompson ® • . H Lthel were Passengers foi ' Lewiston yesterday morning, ,, Le S the Nezperee Garage and Mnehme ,'! v01 ' kri ( 0 your repair M? 1 " - mac 11116 work, welding, etc. ^ ll CX P ei p on the job. Mrs. L. R. r hekmger came in , x , . roni Lewiston yesterday evening „! n 7 , !1 T vls P wlt 1 bometolks here, 1 ; HacoD.s and family. E V lt0r ( - IL M ? rtl . n - of Hie llo Register, was a business visitor 111 N67 -Peree Saturday-and made Herald a Iraternal call, Yo . u are imssm * something; ex night and Sunday afternoon shows at the Temple Theatre. Geo. W. Waterman, Leslie Roth, Chos. Rawson , R. S. Richards and J. Thompson were business visit ors in the city yesterday from I Kamiah, For Sale—Four registered Pol | and-Chiua males and registered | gfilt, 7 weeks old. Take them now an( j raise them yourself. Harry c. Cranke. 46w2 The Nezperee. Garage is now we p prepared to do all kinds of ma ehin e work with J.' W. Har court, an expert of 30 years' ex perience. on the job. TIRES! TIRES! Ajax and j United States. Our stock is com plete. The U. S. Royal Cord is in ,a class by itself. Mightier than U^ p ,-oad. A R Fike Mitchell Lewis in à fighting, loving, daring role in a drama of power and romance—-"The Code 0 f fh e Yukon"—at the Temple Theatre Friday. April 25. Word was received 1 here this morning that E. D. Turiier, a well known and highly esteemed citi z011 of the Mohler section, had suffered a stroke of paralvsis. Oscar Schafer, the youngest son . of Mr. and Mm. W. L. Schaf er, of the Alpine section, was re low this af . ter a protracted ill ness.' hut is said | to 1)e better this afternoon, J. W. Curtis, superintendent of the Nezperee Public Schools dur ing the 1917-1918 terni, has been appointed to and has accepted the I superintendenev of the Kamiah schools for the coming term. Messages received here the first of the week announced the arrival in New York of Martin Thompson and Earl Garvin, two more Nez peree hoys who were in the real | fighting with the 9lst^Division in France. F. M. Brownfield of the Nez perce Roller Mills came up from Uesriston last night to look after local interests of the institution. jj e rC p 0I .f s a fj ne business locally an< -j u p ari( j down the line and a growing demand for the mill p r0f ] U( q s I John Hamilton, who entered the service from this county last j July, and for the past several months has been stationed at Ft Logan, I Lab, recently received his discharge and returned to this city from that point last Sat urday evening. He is a son-in a w of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Schaf er, of Alpine. The Cottonwood Chronicle last week announced that it is install ing: an Intertype type-setting ma chine, and The Herald congratu lates it on the enterprise display ed in the improvement as well as the good judgment in the type of machine selected;. George Med ved is making a rattling good paper of the Chronicle, and with his new machine, Cottonwood will have to hump ils'elf if it keeps pace with the Chronicle. G. W. Holford, a representa tive of the Buckeye Machinery Co., had finished adjusting a trac tor on the Ralstin place near Mohler last Saturday and step ped to the well to get a drink, when he slipped and in catching himself threw his left hand into the gear of the power pump. The second finger was so badly smash ed that it had to he amputated at the first joint. Ife has since been laid up at the Nezperee Hotel, un der the watchful and tender care Harry Cranke, a brother Elk. who is acting as nurse. Up to the present time Dodge Brothers have manufactured 340. 000 motor cars. These have all been sold and thousands of orders are still waiting. Why did this car make such rapid strides in numbers manufactured? Because it is built upon honor, made to give honest service to the pur chaser at a minimum cost in un keep, fuel and tires. The public has implicit confidence in any thing bearing the Dodge Brothers name. This confidence will never be betrayed by these master builders, as their reputation is of far more value to them* than any other consideration. Frank Brocke, an old Nezperee boy, who has seen about 17 months' service up and down the world in Uncle Sam's army, hav ing enlisted in California, recent ly got his discharge and came up for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Brocke of the Cot tonwood section. He came over to Nezperee this morning and is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Gay Mill er. Frank was in the employ of a railroad in California, which provided] transportation for his visit to Idaho and assured him his old job would be waiting when [he returned. Miss Ethel E. Red field, Idaho's efficient and energetic superin tendent of schools, arrived in Nez perce last night, while on a tour of the state with the object of bringing the work of all county superintendents under one gener al system, and, incidentally ,she is visiting as many schools as possi ble to get in closer touch with the everyday working of these institutions. While here she is the guest of County Superintend ent Miss Norma Wilson, and, af ter visiting the local schools and being entertained at luncheon in the Domestic Science department bv Miss Herrington, she and Miss Wilson will go to Kamiah this afternoon for an inspection of the schools there. Prairie Highway Commissioners Appointed. N. B. Sehlader, of Russell, Joe R. Dunham, of west of Nezperee, and Math. Schmidlkofer, of south of Nezperee, have been duly ap pointed by Gov. Davis as commis sioners of the newly created Prai rie Highway District, embracing the strip of Lewis county lying between the Kamiah Highway District and the Central and North Highway districts. Notice of these appointments together with the necessary credentials were received this week, and as soon as the necessary filings have been made, the commission hoard will organize and the business of taking care of proposed road con struction and improvement in this rich district will he taken up. These men are pioneer citizens, thoroughly conversant with the conditions confronting them. They are progressive and success ful in the conduct of their private affairs and it is a safe bet they will see this district right up to date in the better roads move ment. Sunrise Prayer Meeting. At, 6:30 next Sunday morning a union sunrise prayer meeting will he held at the Community church in this city, and there is room enough for the assembling of a large per cent, of the com munity there. See the sunrise once and attend. The program is to he in charge of the Christian church member ship. MORE HEROES RETURN PROM CAMP AND FIELD, Lloyd Marker, Elwyn Eastman and Hugo Medved from Overseas; Others Prom Home Camps. * j Sergeant Elwyn Eastman, af ter three years' service in Uncle Sam 's world-famous Marine Corps, having been stationed at various points in the United Stales and for most of the past year in France and England, reached Lewiston last Saturday and came on to Nezperee Mon day, where he received a hearty welcome. He is on a 30-day fur lough, having yet another year of Marine service before his four-year term of enlistment ex pires. While in England he suf fered a serious attack of influen za and was invalided by attend ant ailments for several months. He is now recovered, however, and is thoroughly enjoying our invigorating mountain air, his old home and friends. Lloyd Marker came in lost ui«îht from Clarkston, where lie visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs, J. S. Marker, a couple of days prior to coming on here, while on a two-weeks furlough from the general hospital at the Presidio. Calif., camp. He was sent to France last, summer in the 40lh Division from Camp Kearn ey, Calif., and was transferred to (he 771 h Division, Co. L, 307th Infantry, With this organization he went into the Argonne fight ing late in September and on Oc tober 2nd, just after a hot four hour engagement with the enemy, his regiment was holding a line of trenches while waiting for ar tillery assistance to come up, when a shrapnel shell sent a frag ment through lus left wrist, another through his right should er and another through his right side. Two comrades carried him Inuk to the first aid station and after having his wounds hurried ly dressed, he was taken to a field hospital, on the way to which he was badly gassed. He was re moved thence to a base hospital and was bedfast there for four months. Some weeks ago he was , brought to the Presidio hospital, in California, and is now just able to he out. Though, barring his wounds, he looks hearty. The old friends are mighty glad to see him hack as well as he is. Hugo Medved, who saw service overseas in the Sunshine Division (40lh), returned to New York about three weeks ago on the steamship Matsonia and was sent from there to Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., where he received his dis charge and came on to Nezperee, arriving 'here Tuesday evening. He was met in Lewiston by his wife and baby, and it was indeed a happy family reunion that took place when this trio reached Nez peree, He had been in poor health during much of the time in the service and has not yet entirely recovered, hut his old friends hope soon to see him well up to his normal vigor. Robert Hunsucker, who first went to Camp Lewis and was lat er transferred to Vancouver, Wn„ barracks, where he remained until recently discharged, arriv ed here last night from that camp, and is kept busy telling his old friends and homefolks of his ex periences. Next Sunday Telia Tale. Next Sunday—Easter—the Sun day schools of this city plan to have at least 400 in attendance, and there is no reason why it should not he twice this many. There are people enough here to make it so, and few have a valid excuse for being absent. This is a thing Neznercc is trying to put over, and Nezpercers are respon sible for its success or failure. Be game Nezpercer again, and help in this effort as well as in any thing else that means community betterment. That's a good fellow. The attendance at the three schools last Sunday was as fol lows : Christian church, 104. Brethren church, 124. Community church, 126. : Mrs. Hugo Medved and Nor bert Medved went to Lewiston Monday to meet her husband and his brother. Hugo Medved, who was returning from overseas army service.