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THE NEZPERCE HERALD
Subscription, $1.50 Circulation, 1,400 Official Paper Lewis County Vol 21, No. 47 NEZPERCE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1919 A MAN DOING A MAN'S WORK. Wallace Leaves for Red Work In Siberia.—Writes Old Friends. Capt. Chaucey Cross Capt. Chancey Wallace, who entered Red Cross service from the American this city last September, and, up until days ago, was stationed at. Camp Hancock, Augusta, Qa., left Seattle last Tuesday for the difficult and hazar dous tasks of this great organization in far away Siberia, he having been selected from among ten other con. testants for this real "man's work." His many good friends of this county and section will fully appreciate the advance information of his prospec tive exploit contained in the follow ten jug letter and newspaper extracts from hinr: Seattle, April 19-19, Dear Bill: The call is too great to resist and I am on my way to Siberia. We sail from here April 22 on the Japanese passenger boat, Kashima Maru, for Vladivostok via Yokahoma. I supposé my Nezperce and Lewis county friends will want to know what I am going to do and what my duties will consist of. In answer to the former, will say I am in the Red Cross work and ray duties, while I have not been there, are described in the article herewith—"The Train of Death"—i written by Rudolph Bukely, a Red Cross man in Siberia, and published in the April number of the Red Cross magazine. I suppose the Herald readers have wanted to hear from me and wondered why they have not. In this connection, I was advised, if I wanted to succeed in the work, to keep my eyes and ears open and my mouth shut. In view of that advice the following facts will bear mo out and furnish me a legitimate excuse for not writing: "A British soldier, while home on leave told some of his friends about his work. He described how he was stationed at a secret, camouflaged ar tillery observation post on a high tree on a high hill, which had a command ing view of the surrounding country. He told the names, of the Flemish vil lages he could see and the length of the German lines in plain view. "Two days after ho returned to Flanders and was back at this post, it was subjected to a violent bombard ment by the enemy, so that it was rendered untenable, and constantly thereafter the Germans kept the posi tion under fire. "The fact that the post was so often shelled attracted the attention of a war correspondent, who wrote back to his paper that somehow the Germans had discovered its existence. Some one who had heard the soldier tell of his position informed army head quarters in London. An investigation was ordered and it was found that the soldier had been killed by the first bombardmeqt. "The same story might be written of some American soldier. We love to talk. It is a national weakness to want to be able to tell something "that is not in the newspapers, love to get and give "inside dope." "Perhaps the hardest military les son we soldiers can learn is to keep our mouths SHUT. It's a great tempta tion to answer any question put to us by a civilian when we know the answer. It takes real moral courage to say, "I don't know," when wo DO know. In conclusion, let me say that each of the countless number of waves that I meet, rolling toward the good old IT. S. A., will bear my best wishes for good luck to each and every one of The Herald readers and may God bless you all and watch over you until we meet again. » I We BUT WE MUST." Chancey. P. S. Send me tho good old Herald to Vladivostok, Siberia, care of The American Red Cross. The following story gives n good idea of the task Capt. Wallace has under taken : It is the eighteenth day of Novem ber, 1918. I am at Nikolsk-Ussurisk Siberia. In the past two days I have seen enough misery to fill a life time. in I will try to set down in my manner what I have seen. own I have read many times of the Black Hole of Calcutta. I have been told of Russian prisoners returning from German prison camps wrecked by star vation and tuberculosis. Only four weeks ago, as a four-minute man, I was preaching the doctrine of "hate." To-day, I humbly ask forgiveness for my thoughts of hate, and pray from the depths of my soul that I may be allowed to play my part, though a small one, in trying to improve the condition of men, whatever their na tionality, so that perhaps some day this world may emerge into the great Brotherhood, and that such things as I have seen may become impossible. I have seen the dead, through whose bodies disease and vermin have eaten their wa after fi il life itself has departed, ,ntlis of daily, agonizing filth, ve I torture from hunger, Before exposure. d I do not exaggerate. I have soon, through the windows o box cars »hose dimensions were twen ty-four fee were O' t ten, forty animals who men, women and bv >nce human ics glared at me which I those of human children ; f could not recognize as beings. They acre like beasts' faces, to man. Stark of a madnes Hiiech s unknown stared from their and terror and over all the un eyes, and mistakable sign of death. I have seen the dead lying along d fifty or sixty men « • \ <i the roadside, an fighting like dogs for pieces of bread thrown to them by the sympathetic poor people of Nikolsk. I dread to think what the winter and to its poor in hether Russian peasant means to Siberia habitants, prisoners or Austrian prisoners of This winter the parliament of the peo ple will meet and every one will be too busy writing the new "Constitu tion of Free Russia ''—heaven save about so sjnall a war. the mark!—to care The sights I seen will be duplicated all over and thousand*, aye tens of thing as human life have Siberia thousands, will have literally rotted to i ■ J 1 , 0 rds advisedly, thing in Siberia, that the a few months death. I use the w life is the cheapest There are rumors within Allies may withdraw and allow Russia to " salvation. If they do ,-ork out her own this without re 0 f-war and mak prevent happen s een, let no one in of Humanity ot; be mere words. moving the prisoners ing some provision ings such as I have ever prate to me again Civilization. They will In Siberia alone there are ->0,000 pne^ Where will »W *>e by spring w ill probably not except my dear contained here to oners. This diary of mine be read by any one wife, although the facts in are open to anyone. , „ sound hysterical, but each night before going to bed I transcribe my notes while I am still under the influence of w'hat I have seen, anyone to see these to write rationally. They may and I challenge s jgbts and be ab'e Last night, while having gone through was over on my way home, the train with Dr. Rose"» f. come by terrible sickness , , , t „,-nuld have deemed seen and heard I w0U , . , told me of their sitting here What I had lies if anyone had ' To-night I am that the mere occurrence, writing them, hoping hing of the details so that I can once ally and do earnest with the American inay relieve me, think ration vt ; more co nscientious work Jled Cross in Siber Russia. ia for poor, stricken ^ ^ This "train of h ea _ . ,, * ci-weria now knows it, name all Eastern biber , , . „ ,-tmately six weeks left Samara approxim V n..«sian railroad ser ago. Men of the R uSS t, ± C n wcst as }j an . twelve miles west the train must vice are stationed as churia Station, some of here, through have passed at least Since then it has pas® ar, Titsikar, Harbin, on and on like a a land where it® found little food a Wc of the American sitting at case in our ivostok when a by Colonel Allow, officers of j the Army. ' ' It read : We, two thousand fleers, among them valida, prisoners since 1914, were ti sovka on tho first of bound to Vladivostok the twelfth of November. ordered Nikolsk, but the Jap fused the order, edging in our rail field. Since •hieb three weeks ago. od through Hail Moolime, going accursed, thru thin# str jcken passengers n d less pity. Red Cross were barracks at Vlad came signed telegi" arn ,< 0 ldest of the 2,500 Austro-Hungarian five hundred of c jght hundred in in Siberia of "' ar , an sp° r tecl to Bere Novcmber, 1918, . Arrived here The Rus us to move in sian commander the barracks of anoso, commander re At present we are the ope n way cars on years we are suffering gling with starvation» the Russian revolution want of most necessary much and strug especially since We are in food, clothing, because some of receive salaries and'money, the more comrades did not our page eight) (Continued on FOUR THOUSAND CHEER VICTORY TROPHY TRAIN. Lewis County Takes Holiday, Assem bles at Vollmer Tuesday, Sees War Relics and Mingles Patriotically. Some 4,000 patriotic Lewis county citizens greeted the Victory Loan Trophy Train when it pulled into Voll mer promptly at 11:10 o'clock last Tuesday morning, and as many of this big crowd as possible spent a busy; hour inspecting the tank, guns, shells, airplane parts and numerous other relics of the great conflict carried by; the train, and in listening to the speeches of the several speakers ac companying the exhibit. Of course most every one woülcT have desired more time to inspect the display, but all were well satisfied with what they saw, its genuineness and the silent, thrilling story it - all brought back from "over there." The car of personal exhibits attract ed the greatest interest, and next came the baby tank and then the various pieces of artillery, distributed over the six cars of the train. A number of state notables and army officers and soldiers w^ere on board and several of them addressed the crowd; the most impressive talk of all being that of Private Robert Storey, an Oregon boy who had been very much in the battles of four fronts and "never got a scratch"—"yes I did, too," he ex plained, "I had cooties." The others with the train were: Attorney General Black, Captain A. H. Connor, Captain Ed. Hawley, Lieutenant W. Hyatt, John A. McMenomin, Bryan Bidwell, Rex Timmel, Bert Bates, Mark A. Shields, Joe A. Breman, Lester Keriek, J. W. Trailkill, A. Gray. The climax of each speech came with appeal for a liberal investment in Victory Bonds, and these appeals are having the desired effect. It was stated impressively by the train company that the Lewis county turn-out was the largest and showed the best spirit of any they had yet encountered—a fact that was greatly appreciated. , After the departure of the special, an the crowd mingled socially, sought re freshment for the inner man—which found to bo ample and none went hungry—and, throughout the . entire program, all enjoyed the martial music and war-time airs well interspersed by the Vollmer-Ilo band. The proceedings of the day were ap propriately finished with a fair sample of the national game between Vollmer Ilo and Nezperce, the visitors being the easy winners with a score of 11 3. The outstanding features of the game were the very clever pitching by Nolen Hollen of the Nezperce team and the home-run hit by Lorentz Wade. The score by innings: Nezperce—3 2 10 2 10 1 1—11 Ho-Vol.—1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0—3 The players: Nezperce Hollen Schildnocht Harbke H. Medved Moser N. Medved Stevens Bettis-Crumpacker cf Vollmer-Ilo L. Wade-Smith Smith-J. Wade J. Wade Kauffman Clovis Hysraith Costley Bowles Dundas A dance in the evening, with music by the band oreheptra closed the pro gram, and everybody adjourned happy. P e lb 2b 3b ss If rf Gist County Going Over. of the Reports from all sections county this morning as to the status of the Victory Loan are very encourag ing, and Chairman H. G. Anderson is quite sanguine of Lewis county meeting her quota on this loan as the American met their bigger task on the boys battle lino. School districts 12 ansi 19 —Nelson and Rose Hil 1 —subscribed their quota the first day; the Nez district is well past tho half pcrcc way mark, and, like the balance of the county, is quietly, but determinedly, climbing to the goal, bo no let up, however, in any quarter until May 10th brings (he close of the There should drive. Russell Victory Meeting. Chairman H. O. Anderson and At P. W. Mitchell will address a tornoy Victory Loan meeting at the Bussell school house to-morrow (Friday) night, when it is hoped a big crowd will be in attendance. Bepqrts indicate that Lewiston is very much in the running for the big Willard-Dempsey pugilistic battle which will bo fought on July 4. The Lewis ton country is "pulling" its best for its metropolis in this race. The Turner Brothers have their us ual boulevard running southeast from The whole county could just well have roads like this. town. as PRAIRIE BASE BALL LEAGUE. Orangeville, Ferdinand, Vollmer-Ilo and Nezperce Arrange Series 10 Games Start May 4. This prairie country has a home town base ball league. It was organiz ed at Orangeville last Saturday and the charter members of the organization twe Grangeville, Ferdinand, VoWmer Ilo and Nezperce. A series of 10 games has been arranged for starling Sunday, May 4, with Ferdinand at Grangeville and Vollmer-Ilo at Nez perce. The weather permitting, games will follow on each succeeding Sun day up to July 20. At the organization meeting Nez perce was represented by C. W. Kett man and Loo Robertson; Ferdinand by Dewey Atkinson, and Ilo-Vollmer by G. Orr McMinimy. Hirb Wood will manage Grangeville; 0. C. Peebles, Ferdinand; C. W. Kett man, Nezperce, and G. Orr McMinimy, IloVollmer. Harold Harris was elected president of the league, and he with the four club managers will constitute the board of control. Sheldon A. Stubbs of Grangeville, is secretary of the or ganization. Only those will be allowed to take part in the games who arc bona fide residents of the towns they represent. The league will be financed by each community taking care of its own team's expenditures^ each team de fraying its own expenses and receiv ing all the gate receipts when playing at home. The several teams are now getting down to practice on their newly pre pared grounds, and it is thought they are evenly enough matched to insure the spectators a good exhibition at every contest. , FOR LOWER FREIGHT RATES. Manager B. L. Cole of the Nezperce Rochdale Co. returned Saturday from Portland, where he was sent as the representative of this community in the freight rate hearings held before the Portland district traffic committee of the Federal railroad administration. this meeting were D. Bodine, of Voll mer, and Guy Dissmore, of Kamiah. The object of ihe conference was to secure relief from the discriminatory freight rates now prevalent out of Lewiston and on the Camas Prairie and branch lines to Nezperce and Win chester, and Mr. Cole reports that reasonable assurance was given of a reduction of at least 15 per cent, and possibly more, for shippers in the prai rie country. The claim was also back ed by members of the Idaho public utilities, commission and representa tives from Lewiston, Grangeville and Cottonwood. Some glaring discriminations and a comprehensive showing of (excessive charges were presented. As an illustration of the operation of the rate increase between Lewiston and Camas Prairie points, the original rate between Lewiston and Grangeville was 62 cents. In July, 1917, the rate was advanced 15 per cent to 71% cents and in June, 1918, the rate was ad vanced 25 per cent to 89% cents. The same proportionable advance was made at all points on the Camas Prairie line. These increases between I^ewiston and Camas Prairie points were greater than those imposed on Washington and other points beyond Lewiston, and re lief was asked from this unfair condi tion. BUILD SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. Supt. C. J. Skinner of the Nezperce Public Schools is fathering a move/ ment for the construction of a stage at the west end of the big high school gymnasium and the conversion, as oc casion may require, of the gym into an auditorium, for the more satisfac tory presentation of school plays, en tertainments, etc. It is estimated about $1000 will be required to complete the improvement, and already a large portion of this sum has been raised by popular subscrip tion. It is planned to do the construc tion work during the summer vacation period and a number of the high school boys have volunteered their services for the job. City Election. Quiet. There was no contest in the city election here Tuesday, and only 31 votes were cast for the one ticket in tho field. The aldermen who were chosen unanimously to shape the des tinies of the town during the coming term were: S, D. fitoufer, C. W. Kett B. L. Colo, C. T. Berry, and B. man, W. Walters. Work looking toward the establish ment of a meat packing plant at Lew iston is said to be progressing very satisfactorily. MOSCOW INVITES YOU TO BIG CELEBRATION. In a letter to the Nezperce Commer cial Club, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce says; Moscow desires to extend to Nez perce, through your organization, an invitation to join us in a celebration of the victories won in the World's great war, in honoring those who gave their all in the struggle and to welcome home our veterans, on July Third, Fourth and Fifth. It is our plan to endeavor to get all our neighboring communities- to join with us at that time in showing appreciation for the services rendered and the sacrifices made by our men who were called to the colors and to hold suitable memorial exercises for those that gave their all. The organization of the Great War Veteran« of this county propose to hold a reunion at that time and to invite the organizations of the Great War Veterans of the surrounding com munities to join with them. TEMPLE SHOW CHANGES HANDS. O. A. Bilodeau this week sold the Temple Theater to Mrs. E. S. Peter son, who will hereafter manage this loading entertainment resort Sn our community. Though working through (he dull season, the Bilodeaus have been fairly successful with the theater and have given a service second to none in the prairie country—in fact, there are very few other places of our population in the Northwest where an every-night picture service is maintain ed. The call of the city, however, was too strong for these people to resist, and they will return to Seattle next week. Mrs. Peterson will take charge of the theater Monday night, and, wo are informed, she will sustain the bet tor class of service which has been established and expects to add thereto as the patronage justifies. COMMUNITY CHURCH. Claude B. Martin, minister. Sunday school at 10 a. m. We aim to help fit your children to take a large place, as a Christian American, in the world. Roy Walters, supt. Morning service at 11:00. Anthem by the choir. Mrs. Pennell, director. Sermon, "The Kind of a Man that God Goes Before." Evening service at 8:00. Recital by the pupils of Miss Edith Wright. You will find n friendly welcome to nil these services. Sunday Schools Well Over. The Sunday school attendance in Nezperce on Easter was 454, with 173 at the Brethren church, 155 at the Christian and 126 at the Community churches. It was an ideal Easter day, and this fact, together with the effort put forth on the part of the attendance committees of the several schools se cured the happy result. The town '« attendance quota was 400, which had been fixed at a recent convention of the County Sunday School Association. This record of attendance could and should be maintained. At the Brethren church a fine East er program was conducted by the Sun day school during the regular morn ing preaching hour, and this was very much enjoyed by the large assemblage. The Christian church Sunday school gave an excellent program of musical numbers, readings, etc., from 11 to 12 a. m., and this was followed by a dinner incxprcssably good and complete, pre pared and served by the good ladies of (hat congregation and done full jus tice to by all who were lucky enough to be in attendance. The Community church Sunday school gave its highly entertaining Easter program during the Sunday school hour, and this was followed by a special Easter sermon by the pastor, Rev. Claude Martin. Declamatory Contest Here Friday. An inter-school declamatory contest will be held at the Community church in this city at 8:00 o'clock tomorrow (Friday) evening. The schools to par tioipate are Gifford, Kamiah, Orofino, Culdcsac, Lapwai and Nezperce. Much interest and effort have been displayed in the preparation for this contest and some very excellent ex amples of the elocutionary art are as sured. Gifford carried off first hon ors in a contest held at Lapwai last Friday evening but the local pupils in training are going to make the win ners hit a keener pace even than shown there if they sustain their record. Tho invitation is extended to all to attend. J. W. Bailey, of the Northwestern Life Insurance Co., Seattle, Monday for an indefinite sojourn in this section, after an extended stay with homefolks and the home office in the coast city. came in Laier sells it lor less. I RAMEY PUTTING IN SAW MILL. _ Back In Lumbering Game With 4,000. 000 Feet Run North of Russell. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ramey came in Friday from Prosser, Wash., where they spent the greater part of the win ter at the home of their daughter, Mrs. D. A. Linder. They are back with us permanently and the natives are glad to welcome them. Mr. Ramey is establishing a lumber mill on his timber holdings north of Russell mid has a force of men pre paring the site for the mill during the past week. He has about 4,000,000 feet of standing timber in that sec tion, and this he will reduce to build ing dimensions to fill contracts already closed with eastern dealers. He was (he pioneer lumber man in that field and continued to operate mills in the Russell section for a num ber of years after the opening of the reservation, furnishing bloat of the building material and much of the en thusiasm that was utilized in the de velopment of the eastern half of Nez perce prairie, besides n largo portion of the lumber used in the western half from mills later operated in the Craig Mountain district. He is glad to be back on his old "stomping ground,'' and re enters the game with the same zest as was one of his chief charac teristics 20 years ago. His nearest postoffice will be Gifford, to which he requests his mail bo sent. NEZPERCE VICTORY LOAN SUB SCRIPTIONS. Wo, the undersigned, having been appointed a committee for this district (Independent School District No. 1) to solicit for the Victory loan, request that those subscribing for these bonds or intending to subscribe, call on us or either of the banks at Nezperce on or before May 3rd and make your sub scriptions. All those who have not subscribed by that time, or those who have not called for their quota by that time, will be visited by us personally and required to subscribe for such quota. all the banks in Lewis county to loa^ money for the purpose of buying those bonds at the rate of (i per cent, after 25 per cent payments have been made on them. In other words, you can go to any bank in the county and buy a $100 bond, pay $25 cash and then the bank will loan you the other $75 and charge you 0 per cent interest, payable on October 1, 1919. If you haven't the 25 per cent to make the first payment, the bank will loan you this money at the regular rate of interest. Or you can buy the bonds on the following terms: 10 per cent with application. 10 per cent, on or before July 15, 1919. 20 per cent on or before Aug. 12, 1919. 20 per cent on or before Sept. 9, 1919. 20 per cent on nr before Oct. 7, 1919. 20 per cent on or before Nov. 11, 1919. Curtis J. Miller. Win. Sullivan. IMPROVING ACOUSTICS AT LODGE . HALL. Nezperce has one of the nicest lodge halls on the prairie—in the Fraternal brick building, with steam heat, elec tric lights, water and sewerage eon nections, lockers, etc. —but there has been more or less complaint of the acoustic properties of the hall, and reason therefor, ever since it was open ed. This trouble is being removed. The management of the building is having the ceiling done over by O. 8. Delwell, a representative of the well known J. M. Johns-Manville Co., which company guarantees) to remedy the trouble to the satisfaction of all con cerned. The hall is also leased by the county as a district court room, and this work is to be completed this week so that the hall will bo in readiness for the next term of court, which convenes hero on May 12th. A man asked us the other day why we spent so much money in advertising. Our answer was, to keep from starving. We have been careful to handle nothing in the car line hut the highest qual ity stuff, and it will be of no use to yon or us unless we let you know through .advertising that we ore selling automobile equipment that is recognized the world over as its highest standard. Heston & Miller. Orofino on Monday voted $17,000 in bonds for additional public school buildings.