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Subscription, $1.50
Vol. 21, No. 49
Circulation, 1,400
Leading Paper Lewis County
seven more heroes
back from overseas.
Nezperce Boys In Battle Lind of
91st and 41st Divisions Ar-.
rived Friday and Made
Home Hearts Glad .
Another bevy of young soldier
who have been in Uncle
Sam's big overseas service from
this community, arrived here last
Friday evening and were warmly
welcomed by their kindred and
old friends, whose prayers and
good wishes had followed them
through the long months of their
heroic service for the glory of
America. Six of the boys came in
Friday evening and Sven Thomp
arrived Tuesday, The group
made up of Sergeant Ralph
Jones, Everett Covey and Alois
Kachelnder, of the 41st Division,
and Corpora] Vouley Miller. Mar
lin and Sven Thompson and Earl
Carvin', of the 91st Division.
These young men saw service
in various branches of the army,
several of them being with the
infantry and engineers in' the
heavy fighting of the Argonne
and on the Belgian front and they
have rev Is which any hero
would be proud to own, but since
their return they have been so
busy saying "howdy" to the folks
and getting adjusted to mother's
cooking and home comforts that
the newspaper man has found no
chance to get their story ; but
this is a thing that will keep and
we hope next week to give their
friends the details of their con
duct in the service. In the mean
time, we join you in extending to
them the heartiest welcome a com
munity can give its hero sons.
Chairman Anderson this after
noon received the report that
Reubens had gone over the top
cn her Victory Loan quota—$15,
000—the first district in the coun
ty to so report, and she is still
going. Hope is high now that
before the drive closes Saturday
night every district in the county
will be able to so report,' though
strenuous and unrelenting work
will be required from this on to
bring about such a condition.
Nezperce has subscribed $60,
000 of her $90,000 quota and the
balance of the county has reached
the half-way mark, according to
latest returns. Solicitors • have
been going out from this point,
as well as others, during the past
two days, with varying results.
Some find hard nuts to crack, but
now, really, who wants to be one
of these nuts?
Lewis county cannot afford to
have it said of her that she fail
ed to measure up in this Victory
Loan campaign to the standard
her soldiers and her people have
established during -the war. She
can handle this $175,000 of Vic
tory bonds if any commonwealth
can, and if each one will take his
share she will more than meet the
Saturday night closes the drive.
Don't be left in the class of slack
ers when the closing hour arrives.
Eighth Grade Graduation Exer
The graduation exercises of the
Eighth Grade of the Nezperce
public schools will be held this
afternoon at the Community
church, the following class having
creditably finished .the work in
this department :
Chaules Jamison, Eva Marsh,
Lonnie Mitchell, Everett Farmer,
Eulalia Schafer, Michael Brown,
Alva Smith, Marie Rowe, Elmer
Erickson, Wilbur Ellis.
A program carrying
lowing numbers will be included
in the exercises : Song, by 12
girls ; piano duet, Marie Rowe and
Lucile Cox ; talk, Rev. Martin ;
cornet and piano duet, Roy Car
gill and Marie Rowe; vocal duet,
Eva Marsh and Ruth Collins;
jiiano solo, Marjorie Miller; talk
and presentation of diplomas, A.
È. Wade.
Neighbors of Woodcraft. *
On account of court, the Neigh
bors of Woodcraft will meet next
Saturday afternoon at the Fra
key, Grand Organizer, will be
present. All members try and
come and bring some one interest
ed in the circle.
Florence Johnson. G. N.
the fol
tqrnal HalJ.
Jennie Blakely, Clerk.
District court will convene herei
next Monday.
Ginghams will be sold Satur
day. May 17th at Felt's for a less
price than calico.
Clinton Kerr, bookkeeper for
the Bank of Reubens, was a Nez
per.ee visitor Sunday.
Misses Wilson and Near
guests at the home of the former
in Kamiah last Sunday.
Mrs. D. E. Hodge, of Moscow,
is visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. O. C. Pennell in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Stucky, of
Ho, were visitors at the Blake
home, in Nezperce, the first of
the week.
Miss Fay Henson, of the High
School faculty, was given a linen
shower by a number of her lady
friends at the home of Mrs. Ella
Boles last Tuesday evening.
A. W. Howe, who is in the em
ploy of the Peek Hardware Co.,
is un this week to move his family
and household effects to that
thrifty little town on the river.
Will C. Counter, of Lewiston,
District Manager of the Brother
hood of American Yoeman, is
here to help boost the member
ship of the local Yoeman home
The deal was closed this week
whereby I. J. Longeteig sells his
eighty acre home place, near
Moh 1er, to Ernest Ward, of Brit
ish Columbia, for $6,250. E. M.
Bronson will farm the place, Mr.
Ward being a relative of Mr.
Bronson. The Vollmer Real Es
tate Co., made the deal.—Ho Reg
Letter From Chauncey Fite.
The following letter was recent
ly received by Mrs. J. E. Fite, of
the Mohjer section,, and brings
good news to her and the many
friends of the family :
Camp Merritt, N; J., April 24.
Dear Mother:
Just a line to let you know I
am safe and sound in the good old
U. S. A., and don't look bad at
all after spending about nine
months over seas. I don't know
how Jong I will be in this camp,
but I don't think it will be long
before I move west, for they are
fast making up casual companies
of western men here. I was put
in a casual in St. Aganan, France,
the 16th of February and sent to
the port for embarkation to the
United States, and two days be
fore my company sailed I was
lucky enough to take the mumps
and to the hospital T went for 21
days. So after coming out of the
hospital I went to a camp at
Brest, Prance, and was put in a
filler company. Believe me, when
you are away from your perman
ent company you are out of luck
for transportation, but I got here
just the same.
Well, this leaves me in fine
health and condition and I hope
at home is the same.
every one
Do not write me here, for I don't
think will be here long enough
to get the letter.
Good bye, dear mother._
Chauncey Fite.
Highway to Northfork,
Greer, May 2.—Announcement
ij made that surveyors will begin
work on the survey of the high
way to run from Greer to Bunga
low, on the North Fork of the
Clearwater, a distance of 46 milas,
This is the high
early in June.
way to be built jointly by the
forestry department and the
Pierce and Clearwater highway
The cost will be $235,
000, of which sum the forestry de
partment will provide $135,000.
The highway will be completed
by July 1, 1*920.
In addition to the other ad
offered the completion
of this highway will open up
of the finest game and fishing
sections in the northwest, the
highway being connected with
the Lewis and Clark highway at
Mr. and Mrs. Perry E. Miller
drove through by auto from their
ranch in the Payette country,
riving here last Friday afternoon
They have since been guests ot
relatives and old friends in this
community, and Perry states that
he is going to remain here just
long as his welcome holds out.
They were accompanied by Mr.
Miller's-son, Vonley, a member
of the 364th Infantry, 91st Divis
recently returned from over
seas and discharged. We under
stand the Millers have leased then
ranch and may relocate in this
community, and it is the wish ot
a lot of mighty good friends here
that they do.
The Commercial Chib.
Last Monday's meeting of the
j Commercial Club, at the Nez
peree Hotel at noon, gave fine
evidence of the growing interest
here in community affairs. A
considerably larger turnout was
had than the week before, and
healthy interest was taken in the
hnprovemlents under contempla
The business of the session in
cluded arrangements for the'work
to be done on the Stevenson cross
ing grade by this community
Tuesday; the appointment of a
committee—W. P. Conger, L. N.
Swift and York Herren —to con
fer with the Prairie Highway
commissioners anent the survey
and construction of a new grade
into Kamiah valley, as now being
under advisement by the Kamiah
Highway commission ; a general
report by J. P. Sorenson of the
highway committee appointed at
the previous meeting of the Club,
and talks by several members of
the Club. At the conclusion of
the business discussion, Earl
Garvin, a hero of the 91st Divis
ion, recently returned from
France, told of some of his and
His comrades' experiences and
displayed a gas mask and a
remarks were' very
and well received.
The next meeting is set for next
Tuesdav at noon at the Nezperce
Hotel. '
"tin hat." His
Tacoma Reproduces 91st in the
Tacoma, May 5.—Admirers of
the 91st Division, those who had
sons and brothers and lovers in
that famous fighting aggregation
of fighting men, will have the
opportunity to see, in miniature,
of course, how their heroes went
through the boche in the Argonne
Forest in a reproduction of that
famous battle here on July 3 and
The military spectacle, the larg
est affair of its kind ever staged
in the Northwest, is a part of the
program of features of the North
west Peace Jubilee, to be held
here betwen June 3 and July 7,
Fifteen (hundred men from
Camp Lends, many of whom were
actually a part of the faihous
battle, will stage the spectacle,
being carefully drilled for it by
corps of officers, all of whom
participated in many actions
"over there" and who will have
the correct perspective in reduc
the action from an extended
in g
battle front to one which can be
observed from any angle of the
The battle will last three hours
and will depict every angle of
continuous and running fight
in the Argonne Forest from the
"zero hour," announced by a
daylight flare, and when the at
tacking troops "jump off" to the
time when the victorious troops
enter a French village, wrested
from boche occupation, and are
■elcomed by a joyous and thank
ful populace.
Red Cross Workers.
The following ladies were in
attendance at the local Red Cross
work rooms on the dates given:
May 1.—
Mrs. Harry Mitchell, sup.
Mrs. Roy Thompson.
Mrs. A. A. Hunter.
May 6.—
Mrs. Roy Thompson, sup.
Mrs. J. W. Akin.
Mrs. A. A. Hunter.
Mrs. Olive Cox.
Mrs Harry Mitchell.
Mrs.' E. H Ratliff.
Mrs. H. W. Niles.
Over 20,000 Miles.
Come in and let us show you
why the Goodyear! Cord tires
stand up so well. We know a
farmer living near Nezperce who
owns a large car equipped with
Goodyear Cords. These tires have
covered 20,000 miles. We want
Heston & Miller.
yoti to see.
On Road Work.
All road work, except drag
ging, in the Prairie Highway Dis
trict will be suspended, except as
ordered by the highway commis
G. C. Pennell, Sec'y.
Private Newton, a hero of the
364th Infantry, 91st Division, ar
rived at his home in Forest last
Friday, and Private Snider, of the
same organization of heroes, also
reached his home in Orofino last
District Conference at Brethren
The district conference of the
Brethren church, for Idaho and
Western Montana, will meet in
Nezperce next week. The follow
ing program is planned:
Services Mondav evening, May
12th, at 7:30,
Tuesday evening missionary
meeting at 7 :30.
Wednesday—Conference, 9 :00
a. m.
Sisters' Aid meeting at 7 :00 p
Child rescue at 7 :30 p. m.
Ministerial meeting at 8:30 a
Bible school at 10:30 a. m.
Sunday school at 1 :30 p. m.
Christian workers at 3:30 p. m
Temperance program at 7 ;30
p. m.
A cordial invitation is extended
to all.
Community Church.
A friendly church. Claude B.
Martin, minister.
Sunday school at 10:00 o'clock.
The delegates will be back from
the Spokane convention : come
and catch some of their vision and
enthusiasm. Roy W. Walters,
Morning service at 11 o'clock.
Sermon by the minister.
There will be no evening ser
vice. Mr. Martin will deliver the
baccalaureate address for the
Gifford High School Sunday
Vets Prepare for Decoration Day.
A meeting of the Great War
Veterans will be held in Nezperce
next Tuesday evening, May 13th,
at the Red Cross rooms, the prin
cipal business in hand being to
arrange a Decoration Day pro
gram. Other matters of import
ance will come, up and it is de
sired that a full attendance be
out. Tell all the boys and come
A. D. Eichenberber, Commandant.
Hon. B. L. French Will Speak.
Congressman Burton L. French
will make three speeches in this
county in behalf of the Victory
Loan drive as follows :
At Winchester 1 p .m., Satur
day. May 10.
Ho at 4 p. m., same day.
Nezperce at 8:30 p. m., at Tem
ple Theatre, same date.
The' dance at the Temple Thea
ter last Tuesday evening was one
of the most successful and en
joyable hops our town has known
for a long time. The theater
management overlooked no de
tails in their preparation and the
attending crowd brought a nice
spirit of revelry that did not
wane a moment throughout the
hours of the program. The Jazz
Orchestra, of Lewiston, delivered
a novel run of music that went
a long way toward the success of
the affair, and the luncheon serv
ed by the Nezperce Hotel was
lust right. Among the visitors
from out of town were a couple
of car loads of Kamiah young
folks, who brought with them the
sociable spirit of their home town
and this thev disseminated ap
weeiably during and between the
dances. The bill null be repeated
fortnightly as long as the patrons
desire it.
The Young People's class of the
Christian .church Sunday school
adjourned to Lawyer's canyon
fter the regular service last Sun
day morning and%had a very
pleasant time picnicking,
climbing and water sports provid
ed the principal amusements,
while the fine luncheon served by
the ladies of the class supplied
the most substantial and satisfy
ing feature of the outing. Most
of the party returned in time for
the ball game, but several remain
ed to continue the water sports.
There will be a special cofn
munication of Hiram Lodge No.
36, A. F. & A. M., on Friday even
ing, May 9. Work in the Master
Mason degree. All members are
ijrged to be present. By order of
W. M.
Leo. L. Robertson, Sec'y.
• The commissioners of the Prai
rie and Kamiah Highway districts
held a joint meeting in Kamiah
yesterday and considered ways
and means of handling road con
struction in which the tw-o dis
tricts are jointly interested.
Prenare for a big gingham sale
at Felt's Saturday, May 17th.
Nezperce, 9; Vollmer-Ho, 19.
Sad, but true. This refers to
the opening base ball game of
the Prairie League season at this
place last Sunday afternoon.
it was a bad day for base ball,
Cold and threatening
rain. But Ho and Vollmer came
over with their team in droves
and brought their band along,
and the home fans turned out un
til the gate receipts totaled $145 ;
and there was never assembled
here a more eager bunch for the
national sport.
The game was called at 3:30,
with Ho- Vollmer at the bat, and
the betting looked even either
way. The visitors were blanked
anyway :
in their half of the first try, how
ever, and Nezperce came on for
three runs. Hollen, who held the
box for Nezperce, was there in his
usual form and during the next
six times up, the visitors wert
able to get only one man over the
home plate, while the locals boost
ed their score to 9. In the first
of the eighth, Hollen weakened
(hard work "skinning" a plow
team all the previous week had
gotten his arm) and the boys
from the west pounded him for
six runs, with no outs. Bettis
relieved Hollen and was himself
succeeded by Medved after two
runs were put over on him. Three
more runs were made before Med
ved retired the bunch ; and they
were not satisfied with this but
blanked Nezperce in the first half
of the eighth ami took seven
more runs in the ninth, giving
the home boys another blank in
the last half of this final inning.
The crowd was good matured
and enjoyed and endured the
sport in a sportsmanlike way,
and, notwithstanding the cold, all
hung on until the bitter and joy
ful end. Nezperce takes her bat
off to llo-Volimer for the way
their community turned out and
■the fine community spirit they
displayed in so doing, and to Edi
tor Martin and his band boys for
coining along with a liberal sup
ply of good music.
. Nezperce plays at Ho-Vollmer
next Sunday, and Nezperce will
be there strong, and regrets very
much that she has no band to
bring along; although she will en
ioy listening to yours—win or
The score in detail :
N. Medved 2b.. 4
H. Medved ss p.. 5
Moser cf ss ...... 5
StcJlmon 3b
Stevens If....
Harbke lb..
Hollen p.
Bettis P cf.. v
Crumpacker rf.. 10 0 10 1
Gist rf.
2 0 2 2 0
2 12 6 0
0 2 ' 0 0 0
12 2 0 1
0 0 0 1 0
c.... 3 0 1 13 0 1
. 5 116 11
. 4 1 1 0 12 0
. 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 2 2 1 0 1
...41 9 10 27 22 5
Totals .
Kauffman 2b.... 6 3 2 0 2 2
1 0 0
6 3 4 1 0 1
J. Wade cf c.... 6 2 4 5 0 0
L. Wade If p.... 5
Jabeth lb
Litchfield e cf.. 4 2 1 9 00
Stone 3b.. 5
Litchfileld p....
Stratton If. 2 1
Bowles rf. 6 2 1
Smiith ss
2 2 1 4 1
6 2 3 8 0 1
2 2 111
3 0 0 0 11 0
110 0
.49 19 20 27 18 6
Totals .
Summary: Struck out— Hollen
1, Medved 2, Litchfield 8, Wade
Passed ball—Schildnicht.
J. Wade,
Gist 2, Schildnicht,
Three-base hits—
Moser 2.
Bowles, II. Medved. Home Runs—
\ Smith. Stolen bases—F. Smith,
II. Medved, Stellmon, Gist,
by pitcher-—Litchfield, -3. Los
ing pitcher, Medved. Winning
pitcher, L. Wade. Bases on balls—
off Bettis, 2; of Medved, 2; off
Litchfield. 1. Pitching record—
Litchfield, 7 hits, 7 runs, 6 in.;
Wade, 3 hits, 2 runs, 3 innings;
Hollen, 12 hits. 7 runs, 7 innings;
Bettis, 2 hits, 2 runs, no inning;
Medved, 6 hits. 10 runs, 2 inn
A feature of the game worthy
of especial mention was the um
piring of Lang, of Cottonwood.
He was ready and plain out with
is decisions and neither side had
for complaint, and made
none on his work.
Other League Games.
Grangeville, 6; Ferdinand, 3—
at Grangeville.
Kamiah, 7 ; Cottonwood, 2—at
The schedule for next Sunday
Over 50 Nezperce Citizens Join
Greencreek Force and Im
prove Grade at Stev
enson Crossing-.
Tuesday was "road day" for
Nezperce and 53 of the business
men and citizens of the commun
ity loaded a dozen automobiles
with shovels, picks, rakes, a noon
luncheon and themselves and
went to the Stevenson crossing of
Lawyer's canyon, five miles due
south of Nezperce, and joined a
force from the Greencreek section
in taking the kinks out of the
newly constructed grade.
The work of building this grade
was completed during the winter,
and numerous- rough and rocky
spots had been left that made
auto travel over it more or less
difficult and hazardous. Last
Tuesday's job consisted princi
pally in removing a couple of
rocky projections and in freeing
the road of loose stones, covering
beds of rock fragments with dirt,
filling up ruts and in generally
smoothing out the road way.
Practically all of this work was
done on the south side of the can
yon, and travelers over that sec
tion of the road hcnceforwaid
will find the going very satisfac
The grade on both sides is prac
tically on a 5 per cent scale, and
when the north road is cleared of
rocks and made as smooth as it
should be, there is no doubt that
this will soon become the most
used crossing of the canyon.
There is talk here of all hands
turning out again next Tuesday
to complete the job, but this has
not been definitely decided upon;
though such a move will be made
in the near future, if not on next
The disposition displayed by
the Nezperce folks in last Tues
day's work—a pull all-together—
is indicative of what can be done
by the community, and by' the end
of the season there will be very
tangible evidence on all sides that
the good old town has "corns
back," and is still at it.
S :
A crowd serenaded Evert Will
oughby's folks Saturday evening
"and alL enjoyed, a pleasant even
Mi's. L. D. Parsons is still quite
There is Sunday school at the
Central Ridge school house every
Sunday at 10:30.
Bill Willoughby has returned
to his home at Orofino.
Mi 1 , and Mrs. Edwards, Mr.
Mitchell and Mr. Moser of Nez
peree, were down on Central
Ridge Wednesday evening.
W. R. Galloway went to Julia
etta Saturday, returning home
A choir practice and a prayer
meeting will be held at the Cen
tral Ridge school house at 7:30
every Sunday evening.
Mrs. Hammond, H. E. Holmes
and family, V. E. Shoemaker and
family and Arthur Shoemaker
visited relatives in Myrtle Sun
Chas. Coon brought a big truck
load of furniture from Nezperce
for Evert Willoughby, Saturday.
Grandma Axtel, who has been
visiting relatives and friends
here, will return to her home in
Orofino Tuesday.
Frank Senters is seen riding in
a new Oakland six these days.
G. C. Galloway made a trip to
Reubens Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Roy Hill, of near Gifford,
is here visiting her mother,
Grandma Galloway.
Jack Rugg and M. V. Puckett
went to Lewiston Tuesday morn
A. K. Tweedy returned to his
home in Clarkston Tuesday.
Miss Bernice Melcum visited in
Nezperce the first of the week.
Stray—Come to my place, one
bav mare, 8 or 9, weight about
900. No brands. Unless called
for will be advertised and sold.
D. E. Bell.
is as folloAvs :
Veznerce at Tlo-Vollmer.
Kamiah at Cottonwood
Grangeville at Ferdinand.

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