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THE NEZPERCE HERALD Thursday, May 1, 1919. W. F. Conger ft P. W. Mitchell Editors and Owners Entered at the Nezperce, Idaho) Post office as Second-Class Mail Matter. _ ___ a CENTRAL RIDGE NEWS (Delayed in the mails and received too late for publication last week). Mrs. J. W. Thomas went home Snt urday. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Parks Sunday, April 13th. A large crowd atended the Victory Loan entertainment given at the Cen tral Ridge school house Saturday. All enjoyed the program and supper. Ira Coon has a new Ford truck. Mrs. L. D. Parsons is on the sick list. Milton West has a new Ford tour rng car, Grandma Galloway spent a few days ■with her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Parks, last week. Frank McGee is seen riding about in a new Ford touring car. Mr. and Mrs. Woods, of Clarkston, are here visiting with Tom Smith and family. Mrs. W. R. Galloway returned home from Juliaetta Thursday. Her mother, Mrs. Whittod, accompanied her, for a few days' stay on the Ridge. Evert Willoughby and Opal Tull were married at Orofino Friday. Their many Central Ridge friends wish them a happy and prosperous future. Ida Frederiekson has the scarlet fever. A large crowd attended services nt the church Sunday morning and at the Central Ridge school house in the afternoon. Donald Holmes celebrated his sixth birthday Monday by inviting the teach er and pupils of the Central Ridge school to eat dinner with him. Mrs. Thostenson is visiting in Spo kane. A school meeting was held at the Central Ridge school house Monday af ternoon and Roy Melcum whs elected as the new director. The good road meeting held nt the Central Ridge school house Monday evening was well attended. • John Warlick went to Peck Tues day. Many of the Ridge people went to Vollmor Tuesday to see the trophy train. Reporter. Three Sales in Three States in Days. Col. Harry C. Cranke, the popular livestock auctioneer, is considering opening of negotiations for the pur chase of a good serviceable fly-about airplane which he believes would make it possible to keep up with sale dates if his sale range is much more extend ed. Col. Cranke officiated as ring man at the big Holstein sale at Sacremento, Calif., on March 27, where cattle sold for such phenomenal prices, and on the following Tuesday he held down the block in what proved to be the record spring sale of Shorthorns in Portland in the point of average prices and also in price for the top. On the fol lowing day he was in the ring at Yakima, Wash., helping Col. George A. Gae in the E. B. Marks sale of Hol steins where an average of $387 was made for the entire herd. Three sales, and all of them big ones, in six days in the three coast, states all the way from Sacremanto to Yakima is going some and we contend that an airplane would have been a great help. Air planes are not thought of in connection with the livestock business right now, but neither were automobiles 20 years ago. Colonel Cranke is a natural born auctioneer. In the first place he has a thorough knowledge of livestock and animal values. On top of that he is a keen judge of men. "When you get that combination in one man you have an individual the sale average as good as it is pos sible to get it. Colonel Cranke 's home is Nezperce. Idaho, n fine little city surrounded by thousands of acres of the finest, live stock country in the world and where men of his influence are a power for bringing about the breeding of hotter animals.—Rural Spirit. ho is going to make Do Yoy Enjoy Life? A man in good physical condition is almost certain to enjoy life, while the bilious and dyspeptic are despondent, do not enjoy their meals and feel mis erable n good share of the time. This ill feeling is nearly always unneces sary. A few doses of Chamberlain's Tablets to tone up the stomach, im prove the digestion and regulate the bowels is all that is needed. Try it. TIRES! TIRES! Ajax ami United States. Our stock is com plete. The U. S. Royal Cord is in a class by itself. Mightier than the road. A. R. Fike. - Get Jake, the plumber, to make your sewer connections. J THE TRAIN OF DEATH. (Continued from page three) I mained for weeks without warm food, without boiled water, and many evert without bread. Owing to insufficient ; nutrition and to the extreme crowding, infectious diseases developed. In ad I ditron to these there are various skin 1 diseases. In have not had time to tab ulate the number of maladies with which these patients are afflicted, for Ihe entire energy of the hospital is at present devoted to giving the patients * ,a ^ s > having them and cutting their hair, supplying them with clean linen, | with tea, with food and to finding I room for them, for they arrive here in a continuous stream. According to the testimony of officers in charge of the train, the commandant of the station reports that he had orders to send the train back west, but I am sure yhat among the passengers there are still a number of people so sick and exhaust ed that further sojourn in these cars will prove fatal." ■ We are still holding the train by means of the co-operation of the Czech lieutenant, and in case of need he agrees he will put the engine out of order. East night the station master showed us telegraphic instructions to the effect that the train positively must pull out at one a. m., but it is still here. In ease they wire the lieuten ant to obey his orders, he will wire back that there are obstructions in the way but that he is doing his best. In case all else fails, ho will obey instruc tions and the train will pull out. She will go say four miles and then she will stop. We are fighting by every save piti able lives. At the hospital to day con ditions are as bad as over—four new deaths, three now dying, and new ar rivals pouring in. There are now nearly seven hundred. They have had to re quiait on an old out building md on its filthy floor, stretched out on straw without pillows, in one room forty-one by twelve feet, forty-two men are ly ing. Toilet arrangements are fright and beyond description even for llussin. It ik all unspeakable. Dr. Mangel arrived last, night, advising us that General Graves had had a long conference with the Japanese and Rus sian commanders, both of whom had assured him they would co-operate, but this seems to mean very little. We are still holding the train and have made arrangements with a Rus sian bath some three-quarters of a mile from here to wash all the prison ers to-morrow for four hundred and ful fifty roubles. They will start at. six o'clock in the morning and walk to the bath, where sixty at a "time will clean themselves. They should be through in ten hours, but it may take longer. Our ear has arrived, and as each goes underclothes will be taken from him and burned, and he will be given in ex change a pair of socks, a sweater, and a pair of pajamas. They will then be put into new cars. The authorities do not wish to furnish buckets; the law requires this, and the point will have to be fought out. At four o'clock in the morning of November 22. It is bitterly cold. There was a heavy snow storm last night. Strong left at five o'clock for the bath bouse so ns to bo ready, and Manget and Oleson slept in the box car to be on hand when the first pris oners arrive. I am pretty nearly all in with a bad throat, so will not get up until it is time to relieve Strong at eight o'clock. The start was not made until seven j thirty, as Lieutenant Novack was un able to find the Red Cross cays, which had been shifted during the night. Eight fifteen a. m. Here I am at the hath house having just relieved Strong who is going home to break fast. The baths are all réady and are waiting for the first, contingent. In the distance, against the can see a body of men advancing very slowly and with great difficulty. Many stumble as they walk and have to be supported by the other prisoners. wo snow, wo very. There are in this party a hundred and twenty wretched people escorted by fifteen guards with loaded rifles, though these poor devils had strength to show fight or run, even though minded. It is all they can do to willk. as V, The first sixty have gone in and now there is a fire burning i n the where the disgusting clothes are burn ing. Inside, (he unfortunates have each been given a piece of soap and scrubbing themselves yard are bile the guards carry out the clothes and put them the fire. on The wagon hns arrived with eighty sweaters, four hundred and fif ty pairs of socks, and one hundred and twenty pajamas. To-morrow when this train pulls out it will have nine hundred and twenty five Red Crosses on it but I must still call it the train of death." There use disguising the fact that these people are nearly all going to die, for soon as the train shall have pulled out the old conditions will return and there will bo once more the thrown out day by day from each is no as corpses car. November 23. Vladivostok, we could do. To-day we leave for We have done all that We have just learned that there thirty additional typhus in the hospital and heaven knows how eases of many on the train. have bought buckets and brooms ,lie cai 's which will help a little. Later i We for * came down from Nikolsk in with three American sol We had I a box-ear I diers. It was bitterly cold. no stove, but by alternately croueh ing together and then at times wrest and mauling eaeh other around we managed to keep fairly warm. finally reached Vladivostok at about ' ling We nine forty-five. I am hoping that 1 may be allowed to "go out in Siberia with Dr. Kosett and hunt for other teath trains. We may not have ac plished much, but we at least sav 1 a couple of hundred lives—for a . time, and the object lesson should count with the Russians. | Mr. Bukely's prophesy that the death train would still be n death train was fulfilled. As it went on oyer the I Trans-Siberian, first west then east, j back and forth, driven from town to I town, thé miserable nows of it kept I filtering into Vladivostok. The of ficial reports of the Red Cross Commis sion on December 9, said: "We had understood that the train of prisoners would be taken about ten miles from Nikolsk, on account of the unrest caus ed there by its presence, and would be held at this distance where we could keep closely in touch with develop ments." On December 0, however, Colonel Emerson, of the Russian Rail way Service Corps, telegraphed from Harbin that the train, now with thirty eight cars of prisoners, had left Tit si kar for Chita. Thus we had first information that the so-called train of death was again on the road and was being taken into western Siberia. Col. Emerson said that the American Con sul at Harbin had asked the Russian general in charge of train movements on the Chinese Eastern Railway to | hold the prison train at Buchedu. It was suggested in this telegram that if the train could be held by the Japa nese, sufficient food could be purches ed in the vicinity to care for the sick until relief from Vladivostok could arrive. Another message on Decem ber 5th quoted officers of the Russian Railway Service Corps at Titsikar for Foveyordie and small points farther east, as stating that since the train had left Nikolsk, after the American Red Cross had eared for its people there, the hapless prisoners had fallen further victims to disease and priva tion. At Titsikar one hundred and twenty were reported dangerously ill and fifteen had died since leaving Nik ol.sk. The Russian convoy had fifteen ill. Conditions inside and outside the cars were indescribable and the convoy was in not much better shape than the prisoners. The cars averaged thirty two to thirty-three persons each. Col. Emerson 's telegram gave in detail the conditions in each car, which for suf- 1 fering and horror rivaled the situation of the train when it reached Nikolsk 1 and we gave it attention there. The 1 on I. We have just received a carload of Henry Ford's Tractors. Come in and See Them Work Farming 9 8 Fun with a Fordson « > t Thomas & Jamison Co I N 0 9 C Successors to Western Hardware & Implement Co., Nezperce, Idaho œææQK ^^ had started a fund 1 local in the ("local railroad men for food relief at Harbin am Americans were faking part ■ork. Colonel Emerson said these peo they help if ]de needed" immediate not all to perish. were fficers in charge of the train The received a telegram not to unload any dthin the border of 0 f the prisoners Manchuria but to take them to Chita, a , lf i n t Harbin the officers were in formed that the sick would be taken car e of in the hospital at Foveyordie, ALL PRESCRIPTIONS AND PRACTICE OF DR. H. L. KING (Deceased) Who made this section for years, taken over by J. WOLFF Spokane's Leading Optometrist (Now Known as the IDEAL OPTICAL CO.) Corae to our large, well-equipped optométrie office where we handle thousands of cases of eye-strain annually. Our reputation for honesty and expertness is your safe guard. 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