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THE NEZPERCE HERALD
? ■ II ' 1 SI j Subscription, 11.50 Leading Paper Lewis C00Bty_J>" VoL 21, No. 50 NEZPERCE, IDAHO, THURSDAY. MAY 15, 1919 Circulation, 1,400 ■nr: 1 LIGHT BUSINESS FOR THE DISTRICT COURT. May Session Opened Mônday and Three Cases Tried; Many Con tinued.—Probably One Jury Trial Next Week. Judge W. N. Scales convened the May term of the Lewis county district court in this city Monday, and to date has found most of the docketed actions not ready for trial or praying a contin uance. In fact, the usual Lewis county term of court—and this one is not cx ceptional—impresses one with the thot theory that the West is still "wild and woolly,'' could drop in on one of these wooly, ' ' could drop in on one of these sessions, he'd change his mind; for the tameness of the proceedings—or rath er, lack of proceedings—must some times make the attorneys wonder why they are and what 's the use. Of the 45 cases on the docket, two divorce actions have been tried out us follows: Dora Van Moulken vs. P. J. Van Moulken; decree of divorce granted Tue-sday. Mary E. Hess vs. Charles C. Hess; decree of divorce granted Wednesday, The state case against David Hewett, on the charge of resisting an officer, was dismissed. ' The state case against S. F. Fore, wherein the défendent is charged with rape, was continued because of the in ability of important witnesses to ap The defendant's bond was in pear. creased from $500 to '$1000, and on failure to provide this, defendant was placed in the custody of the sheriff. The action of the state against Levi Patterson, on the charge of rape, is hanging fire because of the absence of defendant's attorney, who is attending the Federal court at Moscow. If this case comes to trial later in the term, it will be the only one for which a jury will be required. The following were set for trial on next Monday, May 19. Kash. Kash vs. Williams. Houghton vs. Craig Mountain Lum ber Co. The case of Black vs. Webb et al was set for trial at 10 a. m. next Tues day. The following cases were continued for the term: State vs. Winston McKinsey; selling liquor in a prohibition district—cont'd. Nezperce Roller Mills vs. J. F. Car rico; suit on account—continued. John F. Carrico vs. Nezperce Roller Mills; suit for damages—continued. R. H. Wallace vs. John McKenna; suit for commission Ihoney—continued. vs. Burrell Nezperce Rochdale Co. Engineering & Construction Co.;suit on bonds—continued. BRETHREN CHURCH CONFERENCE NOTES. The Northern Idaho and Western of the Montana district conference Brethren church convened at the hand home of that sect in this city session" some Monday and will continue in throughout the week, has been large, considering the rather inclement weather conditions and good interest is taken in all services. A large congregation was out at the missionary meeting Tuesday evening and heard the instructive sermon by The attendance An Elder J. H. Graybill, of Nampa, offering of $130 was a feature of this session. The conference proper opened Wed nesday, when all churches were represented. Elder B. J. Fike, of this city was elected as delegate from this conference to the national conference, which convenes in well June at Winona Lake, Indiana. The child, rescue meeting yesterday evening also drew a large attendance, and this session was concluded with a by H. H. Keim, of the Boise sermon Valley. This evening will be devoted to a temperance program, which will start at 8:60 o'clock. distance Among those from in attendance at the conference are : Mr. and Mrs. J. 8. Lehman, of Lenore; Mr. and Mrs. Z. A. Johnson, of Lew iston; Mr. and Mrs. L H. Jorgens and Mrs. Lizzie Johnson, of Spokane; A. L Mow and daughter, of Moscow; Mr. and Mrs. C. Farney, of Twin Falls; H. H. Kiem, of the Boise Valley, and J. H. Graybill, of Nampa. Neighbors of Woodcraft. The Kensington Club will meet on Friday afternoon, May 16, with Neigh bor Minnie Siems, All Neighbors of Woodcraft are requested to be present as we will hold a meeting of the Circle at the same time to attend to any business which may come before the Circle. Florence Johnson, G. N. Jennie Blakely, Clerk. LEWIS COUNTY OVER THE TOP ON VICTORY LOAN. t was with much pleasure that the following message was sent Monday to. State Chairman Monte Gwinn: Nezperce, Idaho. After a hard fight I have the honor to report Lewis county's quota raised. H. G. Anderson, Chairman. In reply to which the following tele gram was received: Boise, Idaho, May 5-19. H. G. Anderson, County Chairman, Nezperce, Idaho. Sincere congratulations. State head quarters deeply appreciates the loyal efforts of yourself and workers. You all have helped Idaho maintain proud record and deserve much credit. Best wishes to yourself and patriotic citizens. ' quota and are entitled to honor flags: I I n d. No. 1 (Nezperce School school districts 10, 11, 12 23, 26, 28, 31, 33, 35, and possibly No. 22. School districts failing to sub scribe their quota: Nos. 9, 16 and 32. The Nezperce district oversubserib her Gwinn, State Chairman. In the Nezperce district, the follow ing school districts subscribed their Dist.), 15, 18, 19, The Nezperce district oversubserib ed its quota. l n the Vollmer district the follow ing school districts subscribed quota: Ind. No. 37 (Vollmer School Dist.) and 27. Those failing to sub scribe their quota are Nos. 21, 25 and The Vollmer district as a whole their 34 . failed to reach its quota. In the Ho district the only school district reaching its quota was Ind. No. 2 (Ho Public School) and those failing to reach their quota were school dis trict Nos. 3, 7, 13, 14, and 24. The Ho district as a whole failed to reach its quota. In the Winchester district the only school district to reach its quota was No. 38 (Winchester Publie School District.). Those failing to subscribe their quota were school districts No. 4, 5, 8, 17, 20 and 36. The Winchester district as a whole reached its quota. The school district of Kamiah sub scribed its quota and the Reubens school district oversubscribed its quota $5,800. All of the school districts subscrib ing their quotas are entitled to honor flags and will be presented with them upon receipt of the flags. As county chairman I wish to thank those who have worked so hard and faithfully in this most important Vic tory Loan drive, and those patriotic, loyal citizens of our county who have so generously subscribed to this Loan, thus anwering the call of our country and making it possible for Lewis coun ty to reach its quota. H. G. Anderson, County Chairman. SGT. JESS ROBERTSON COMING HOME. In a letter dated April 20 at Nogent, France, and received here yesterday by his old friend Paul Blake,. Sergeant Jess Robertson, in part, said: "We are turning in goods and get ting down to a traveling basis and ex pect to make the big trip to the States in May. We start the process of exe cuting cooties to-morrow and so probably not stop at LeMons. but go straight to a port, come through on good time and is sure ly appreciated. I expect it would be only a waste to though, as we expect to be out soon. Say, old man, you much you want to go home till your I never felt so much like win The Herald has continue it now, don't know how turn comes. I wanted to go till I thought I could." COMMUNITY CHURCH. A friendly church, Claude B. Mar tin, minister. school at 10 o'clock a. m. Sunday school at 10 o'clock a. Do not be the one to cause your class to lose the victory pennant. Walters, superintendent. Morning service Special music. L. a Church That Helps Build up a Com munity. ' ' Evening service, the Brethren church. We are trying to make this church a practical help and force in this com munity; will you help by your atten dance and inspiration. m. R. W. 11 o'clock. at Sermon—"The Kind of Union service at Reubens School First in County Thrift Stamp Contest. In the seven-weeks Thrift Stamp sal* contest between the several schools of the county, ending April 18, the Reu bens school— F. G. Asher, principal ranks first with a per capita sale of $1.77. Kathleen O'Brien, teacher—was with a per capita sale of $1.66. Kittrell school—district 24, Miss Ada Gallaher, teacher—was third, with a per capita sale of $1.25. The prize to be awarded the school taking first honors in this contest is a framed picture of a subject especially appropriate for the decoration of the school room. Woodside school—Miss second The The NEZPERCE, 6; ILO-VOLLMER, 0. Last Sunday was not a good day for base ball in these parts, but- the Prai rie League and quite a sprinkling of the most faithful fans braved the threatening clouds and carried out the regular schedule. The Nezperce team, quite mindful of what Ilo-Vollmer had done to it on the home grounds the Sunday before, went to Vollmer determined, to show the previous result was all an acci dent, and in seven innings -Nezperce put over fivs runs and Ilo-Vollmer nev er scored. The weather man opened his rain valve at the close of the seventh and stopped the game. Bettis did the box-work for Nez perce, and because he showed some thing "floury'' in his manipulation of the ball and managed to maintain very effective control in spite of the ul most incessant drizzle during the seven innings; some of the opposing fans got talcum powder on their minds, and went through to headquarters with noises like a contest after the game. To which headquarters smiled sweet ly,_ and let the matter stand, of course. The score in detail: AB R H PO A E .301120 .3 0 0 0 0 0 .2 0 0 8 0 0 .3 0 0 6 0 0 .3 0 0 2 7 0 .3011 .3 0 0 1 1 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 . 2 0 .0 1 3 0 .201120 Ilo-Vollmer ......... H. Kauffman 2b. Bowles rf.:.... Smith c lb. J. Wade lb c. |*L. Wade p. Litchfield cf. Stratton If. Stone 3b. Clovis 3b. C. Kauffman ss. 0 o ...24 0 3 21 15 0 AB R H PO A E ...4.1 1 1 4 1 ...2 1 0 7 0 0 ...3 1 2 0 0 0 ... 3 0 1 11 0 0 ...3 0 0 1 5 0, ...3 0 0 0 7 0 ..3 11 1 0 0 ._ 3 1 1 0 0 0 .. 2 0 0 0 0 0 Totals Nezperce— Stellraon 3b. Schildnicht c... H. Medved ss. Moser lb. N. Medved 2b. Bettis p. Hollen If. Harbke cf. Gist rf.. .26 5 6 21 16 1 Totals Summary: Two-base hits—Moser Stellraon. Home run—H. Medved, es —Schildnicht, H. Medved 2, Hnrbke. Three-base hits—Litchfield. Stolen bas Bases on balls—Wade 2, Bettis 1. by pitcher—none. Struck out by— Wade 6, Bettis 5. Wild Pitches—Wade 3. Double plays—Bettis to N. Med Umpire— 'H. G. Sasse. Hit ved to Moser. The other games; Ferdinand, 5; Orangeville, 3; at Fer dinand. Kamiah, 11; Cottonwood, 2; at Cot tonwood. Where they play next Sunday: Ferdinand at Kamiah. Cottonwood at Nezperce. Ilo-Vollmer at Orangeville. Ex-County Treasurer L. T. McKee Ser iously Ill. Following u business visit to Nez points last perce and other prairie week, Luther T. 'McKee, ex-treasurer of Lewis county and now manager of the Tri-State Terminal Warehouse Co. at Lewiston, suffered a severe attack of a chronic stomach ailment and was taken to the St. Joseph hospital in Lewiston Saturday evening, where he underwent an operation that evening. While his condition was very critical, latest reports yesterday indicated that he was showing slight improvement. He was found to be afflicted with ul of the stomach which had perfor cers ated the walls. The many prairie friends of Mr. Mc Kee—and they are many and deserv ed—sympathize deeply with him in his distress and hope to see him soon en tirely recover from this malady. SPECIAL OFFER FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. The premium list for the Farm Bur Fair to be held October 1, 2 and One of in the eau 3rd is now being assembled, the very attractive features Boys and Girls' Club department is purse of $30.00 divided as follows: $20, $7.50 and $2.50, prizes offered bred Hereford bull calves ft" for To pure take advantage of this purse, it is nec that there be three contestants essary in the class. There is also a purse of $15.00 of fered on grade Hereford calves, divid ed as follows: 1st, $7.50; 2nd, $5.00; 3rd, $2.00. Any boy or girl in the county be tween the ages of 10 and 18 years may enroll in the County Calf Club and thus be in position to compete for the above prizes, to take advantage of this opportunity, should send your name and age d address to County Club Leader Maude E. Near, by May 31st. If you desire you an Miss Amsel Greene, of the Orofino High School faculty, and Miss Ethel Richmond, of the Kamiah High School faculty, were week-end guests of Mrs. Perry Mitchell in this city. IN VERY PRETTY COMMENCE MENT. 4 One of the prettiest and most im pressive commencement •"'programs yet staged by a graduating Class from the Nezperce High School was that given at the Temple Theater -last Thursday evening, when Misses Florence Stoufer and Edith Smith . and .Mr. Merwin Harding—the class of '19—received their final honors as pupils of the old N. H. S. The stage was beautifully decorated with bouquets of cut flowers and the class colors, purple and gold streamers, while about it were banked floral de signs and potted plants. Indeed, it was an exceedingly pretty picture upon which the packed house gazed when the curtain arose, disclosing Rented back of the decorations the three mem bers of the class, in costumes charm j ingly fitting the occasion; Dean Eld j rige, 0 f (h e Idaho University; 1'resi . dent !.. N. Swift, of the school board; Mrs. Myrtle Treadwell and Miss Edith : Wright—all participants in the pro gram. Dean Eklridge, in delivering the ad dress for the occasion, slated that he would leave the beaten track and in sleud of giving a set speech of ad monition to the class, he would tell of his observations at the war front in France. His story was well told and held the wrapt attention of the au dience throughout the telling, and probably will retain a more permanent place in the memory of his hearers than had he given an oration .of the stereo typed order. The program as rendered was ns fol lows; Processional, Forest March, Gounod; Miss Wright. Vocal solo, selected; Mrs. Myrtle Treadwell. Salutatory, Florence Stoufer. Class history, Merwin Harding. Vocal solo, Danny Boy, Weatherly; Miss Wright. Reading, Girl of the Golden West, Bolasco; Sylvesta Gross. Valedictory, Edith Smith. Address, Doan Eldridge. Vocal solo, selected; Mrs. Myrtle Treadwell. Presentation of Diplomas, Mr. L. N. Swift. H Special Bargains at Felt's. Thursday and Friday, May 22 and 23, we have a special factory deal on Crystal White soap, Sea Foam and Creme Oil soap as follows: 9 bars Crystal White soap „. 1 package Sea Foam . 2 bars Creme Oil soap . 58 40 25 Total . Special at .. Case lot special 100 bars Crystal White soap .6.25 2 packages Sea Foam . 5 bars Creme Oil soap .1.23 1.00 80 65 7.70 Total Special at 7.05 for the assortment. Special price of 3 bars Creme Oil soap Thursday and Friday, May 22nd and 23rd, for 25 cents. Phone in your orders. C. W. Felt, Inc. On the "Y" Next Sunday Night. U. S. Duncan spent 18 months in Y. M. C. A. war work overseas, knows the inner and outer side of the "Y's" service in France and Belgium and he also has numerous thrilling war experiences to tell and the ability to tell them interestingly. This commun ity will have the opportunity to hear him at the Brethren church in Nez perce next Sunday night. His lecture is certainly interesting and very in structive. The other churches are dropping their Sunday evening service that all may attend the Duncan lecture. He Sergeant Allen B. MeCrcady, one of from the Nezperce boys who Camp Lewis to France last July with the 316th Ammunition Trains of the went 91st Division and continued in the ser vice with that organization until re cently returned to the States and dis charged, came in Monday from Ularks ton, where he visited homefolks be fore returning to the prairie, not on the firing line, he had a lot of big experience of which we hope to tell our readers later. His many old friends here gave him a warm welcome. While State Game Warden and Mrs. H. M. Jones, of Boise, and Deputy Wardens A. R. Johnson, of Lewiston, and Don Fisher, of Grangeville, were in Nez perce the first of the week, while on a tour of observation of conditions in this section relative to their depart ment. P. R. Jacobs, of Vancouver, B. C., was an arrival in this city yesterday for a visit with his brothers, N. H. and T. F. Jacobs, and sister, Mrs. J. M. This is his first trip to the very favor j Medved. ' prairie country and he is ably impressed with the fine farming outlook it presents. WINCHESTER AND COTTONWOOD VOTE HIGHWAY BONDS. On last Saturday the Winchester Highway District voted bonds in the amount of $90,000 to carry out that district 's program for the north and south state highw'ay. A total of 1251 votes were cast and only three votes were cast against the bond issue. The district has bonded itself to the maximum amount allowed by the law on its assessed valuation, and the bonds will be sold and the money made available for highway contrac tion as soon as the permanent location has been made. Under the provisions of the state law diatriits with an as sessed valuation not exceeding $1,000, 000 will receive state aid in the con struction of state highways to the amount of 50 per cent, and this will be available for construction work through the district. The financing of the highway con struction through the Winchester dis trict furnishes the -last link to be fi nanced between Lewiston and south Idaho and between Lewiston and a point beyond Moscow. The Camas prairie districts voted bonds last year, it been necessary for the Cot tonwood district to float a new issue to provide money for the state highway construction and the construction of laterals, while the first bond issue voted in the Ferdinand district will not be sufficient to complete the high way from the Cottonwood district to the I.evvis county line. The construction work between Orangeville and Whitebird was com menced early in the winter and the Lapwai valley is now engaged in sur facing about seven miles of the state highway from Lapwai to Jacques Spur. The Cottonwood highway district on Monday voted bonds in the amount, of $90,000 to provide funds for the com pletion of the north and south state highway through the district, and pro vide for lateral construction. A total of 275 votes were cast and only 01 were against the bonds. This is the second issue floated by the Cottonwood district to provide for the highway con struction, and considerable grade work and some surfacing has been completed. The commissioners have not indicated what lateral construction will be first taken up, but it is understood a good highway will be constructed into the Keuterville section, and further im provements will he made on the Green-f creek road and improvements will bo made on the road tapping the Icicle flat, section. MT. PLEASANT SCHOOL, LEWIS COUNTY, WINS NATIONAL HONOR. Mount Pleasant school, district 21, this country, Miss Gladys Burns teach er, has just been designated as hav ing won the national prize, a bronze medal, for showing the highest aver age of any school in the country in per capita purchase of War Savings Stamps during 1918. The following note from the state superintendent's office to County Sup erintendent Miss Wilson explains (he matter: '(County superintendents will re member receiving a circular letter from this Department in which a statement was made concerning a bronze tablet which was to be presented to the school making the highest per capita sales and purchases of War Saving Stamps in the nation for the period ending December 31, 1918. We have received some very gratifying reports concern ing the War Savings campaign. Just last week we were able to make a defi nite report on this matter. We find that common school district No. 21, (Mt. Pleasant, Gladys Burns, teacher) located in Lewis county, has been the successful school, averaging $90.41 per capita. Announcement of (his has been sent to Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford, state superintendent of schools of Colo rado, and said school will receive this tablet at an early date.'' Farmers Union Convention June 6-7. The regular tri-annual convention of the Farmers Union, of Nez Perce, Lew and Clearwater counties, will be held at Melrose on Friday and Saturday, June 6th and 7th. This will be the first one of these meetings since last summer—-the regular fall and winter gatherings having been annulled be cause of the influenza epidemic—and it is anticipated that a large turnout will result. nual election of officers place at this time and much other im portant business is to be disposed of. The present executive officers of the organization are C. W. Booth, presi dent: E. P. Stampfer, vice-president; and R. L. Anderson, secretary-treasur is Especially so since the an wiH take er. Several speakers, well versed in mat ters most important to the organiza tion, have been asked to address the sessions, among whom is State Presi dent Elmore. STEVENSON CROSSING IS NOW IN SERVICE. Lawyer's Canyon No Longer Bugaboo to Travelers.—May 19 "Clean up Day."—Other Commer cial Club Activities. After the reorganization of the local Commercial Club a fortnight ago, the matter of getting the Stevenson cross ing grade at Lawyer's canyon, due south of town, in proper condition for travel was taken up with characteristic Nezperce zeal and to-day this crossing is on a five per cent grade and, while the surfacing is yet to be done, it is so far superior to any highway means before provided for intercourse be tween the Camas and Nez Perce prai ries, that a large proportion of the travel back and forth will hencefor ward use it exclusively. On Tuesday of last week 50 men from this community put needed finish ing touches on the south grade, and yesterday about 30 Nezpercers put in the day smoothing up this side—removJ ing loose rock and covering with dirt Ü I i' ag beds of sharp rock where blasting had been done. These are tangible results that the Club may point to with pride. At the regular noon-hour meeting of the Club lust Tuesday, after the usual opening proceedings and the proviso n for work on the crossing grade, the matter of interesting the stati high way heads in a survey for a now road from the prairie to Kamiah was taken up and Attorney G. C. Pennell was di rected to open correspondence with the Boise authorities to this end. Mr, Pen nell, as secretary for the Prairie Bigh way commission, also submitted a re port of the joint meeting held at Kam iah on Wednesday or last week by the Prairie and Kamiah Highway commis sioners; the gist of which was that these two boards were in perfect hnr mony on getting an east and west nod from the Lewis and Clark Highway it Kamiah through Nezperce to the North and South State Highway at Vollmer. Attorney F. H. Rehberg, who was a guest of the Club from Kamiah, favor ed the meeting with a good talk along ■ , ÿ ■■ . : ■■■ this line and briefly! points of interest to both communities. The committee-—M. D. DeMoude, C. F. Thomas and D. W. Sunderlin—ap pointed at a previous meeting to work with the Farm Bureau Fair organiza tion in bringing about a successful county fair this full, made a favorable report through its chairman, Mr. De Moude, and was further instructed to wait on the county commissioners at their next regular session and present a proposition for securing aid from the county exchequer for financing the fair. d At the suggestion of several members of the Club a resolution was passed, sotting aside Monday, May 19, as "clean-up day" in Nezperce, and pro viding that any premises, whose owners did not possess civic and home pride enough (o have them pnt in decent con dition, should be cleaned up by the city authorities and the expense borne by the city as an act of charity for the individual. The next meeting of the Club will be held at (he noon hour Tuesday, May 20, at (he Nezperce Hotel. Some 35 live ones wore present at the last Tuesday's meeting, and there's room for still more. HOW CORPORAL WM. H. BOOTH MET HIB FATE. More light on the death of Corporal William H. Booth, killed in action on the 30th of last September while par ticipating in the American advance on and investment of the village of Ges nes, France, by the following extract from the report of a Red Cross field searcher, which appeared in the Spokes man-Review of May 10: Corporal William H. Booth, of Nez perce, Idaho, was struck in the right shoulder in the valley in front of Gesnes, and on his way to the rear met Private F. Hnghson Seventy-ninth street, Seattle, and Ser geant Becker. All were of company B, 362nd. Booth asked Hughson and Becker to bind up his shoulder, and they told him to lie down till > they got a hole dug, intending to put him into the hole and fix him up there. of 539 East Booth did not lie, presumably because of his shoulder, but went down help less a few minutes later when a shell casing struck his leg. He was pulled into the hole, in which Sergeant Beck er took off his gun strap and wrapped it around the leg, and Hughson gave him a drink from his canteen, not bleeding very bad," said Booth, and they told him he wasn't, although he was. 300 yards from Gesnes. "I'm He is buried on the hillside r Dance May 22 at Temple Theatre. Music by Lewiston Jazz Orchestra. .