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Subscription, 11.50
Leading Paper Lewis C00Bty_J>"
VoL 21, No. 50
Circulation, 1,400
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
Dora Van Moulken vs. P. J. Van
Moulken; decree of divorce granted
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
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
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
The Northern Idaho and Western
of the
Montana district conference
Brethren church convened at the hand
home of that sect in this city
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
Elder J. H. Graybill, of Nampa,
offering of $130 was a feature of this
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
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
This evening will be devoted to a
temperance program, which will start
at 8:60 o'clock.
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
Florence Johnson, G. N.
Jennie Blakely, Clerk.
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
' 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
Gwinn, State Chairman.
In the Nezperce district, the follow
ing school districts subscribed their
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
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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
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
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.
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
The Herald has
continue it now,
don't know how
turn comes.
I wanted to go till I thought I could."
A friendly church, Claude B. Mar
tin, minister.
school at 10 o'clock a.
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.
R. W.
11 o'clock.
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
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
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:
.3 0 0 0 0 0
.2 0 0 8 0 0
.3 0 0 6 0 0
.3 0 0 2 7 0
.3 0 0 1 1 0
.0 0 0 0 0 0
. 2 0 .0 1 3 0
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
...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
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
Summary: Two-base hits—Moser
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.
ved to Moser.
The other games;
Ferdinand, 5; Orangeville, 3; at Fer
Kamiah, 11; Cottonwood, 2; at Cot
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
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.
The premium list for the Farm Bur
Fair to be held October 1, 2 and
One of
in the
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
take advantage of this purse, it is nec
that there be three contestants
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
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.
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
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
Processional, Forest March, Gounod;
Miss Wright.
Vocal solo, selected; Mrs. Myrtle
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
Presentation of Diplomas, Mr. L. N.
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 .
Total .
Special at ..
Case lot special
100 bars Crystal White soap .6.25
2 packages Sea Foam .
5 bars Creme Oil soap
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.
Sergeant Allen B. MeCrcady, one of
the Nezperce boys who
Camp Lewis to France last July with
the 316th Ammunition Trains of the
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.
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
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.
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.
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
'(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
Especially so since the an
wiH take
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.
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
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
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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
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
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.
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.
He is buried on the hillside
Dance May 22 at Temple Theatre.
Music by Lewiston Jazz Orchestra.

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