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Leading Paper Lewis County
Vol. 21 , No. 51
glimpses OP WAR BY
returned soldiers.
Overseas Men From, This
Community Have Recently
Returned and Here Are
Experiences of a
The Herald is enabled to give
its readers this week sketches of
the part taken in the Great War
hv Martin Thompson, Earl Gar
vin and Machinist Mate Max B.
Turnbow. The latter returned
Sunday night from Atlantic sub
marine service, and the other two
have been at home here for the
past thtee weeks, all having re
ceived their honorable discharge
jfrom the service.
T Martin L. Thompson, Head
Buarters Co. 316 Engineers.—
fcas ordered to report for duty
luder the selective service act on
Jept. 11, 1917. After reaching
Kmp Lewis 1 was put in the
■eadqujarters Mounted Section
Bd stayed there until June 21,
■l 8 , when we entrained for (ho
| st ; Camp Merritt was our east
cantonment and we remain
there until July 5 and then
ipped on the Carm-ach. We
d a lucky passage across and
not bothered by the Hun
bmarines. We landed in Liver
,ol, England July 17. During
m two days' stav here I got a
and took in the town. Wo
ftok train to Southhampton
■here we sailed for Ohwbourg,
franee, landing )there July 21.
from here we were taken in box
lirs to Nogent, a short way from
Ehaumont and hiked thence to
Lgeville, reaching there July 25
End remaining until about Sept.
i. Here we were issued horses,
mt the mounted section was done
iway with; only about 10 of ns
eing retained in this organiza
but at 5is
■ On September 5 we started for
■the St. Mihiel front and arrived
lin that vicinity about two days
Eater. It was there we heard the
[first cannon's roar,
f tance. We were in reserve and
( were not used, so the troops were
; taken to a village called Hageville
near the Argonne, in trucks and
we drove up there with the wagon
train, being three days on the
road. After being there a few
days we drew a few more horses
We put in
and then started for the Argonne.
We were in the Hasse woods,
where we arrived about Sept. 21
All our. work had to be done at
night, and during the day we hid
in the woods. It rained incessant
ly. Here we stayed until the
drive started on Sept. 28.
the time we were up here the
Huus kept sending a few shells
It was here we first
our way.
heard the gas alarm.
When the drive started we ad
vanced in iront with timbers and
tools, but. had quite a time the
first three days keeping our place,
being under a heavy barrage all
the time and losing many nmn,
horses and wagons,
only a bridge or two ahead of
the infantry, but were right at
their rear most of the time re
building the torn up roads.
relieved we
went back to a town called Mag
called up, but we were not. Here
we stayed until about Oct. 15,
when we entrained at Revigny in
box cars and next detrained a
mile or two from Ypres. This
the worst shot up ground of

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When we were
Onr infantry was again
all, as they had been fighting
back and forth over it for four
We stayed in Ypres over
night and started for the front.
This ground had been recently
taken by the Allies and we could
still see dead men lying all about.
I think we went into action at
25. but T
> Weirighen about Oct. —, — -
here sustained an attack of pneu
monia and was sent to Base Hos
pital 13 at Ballon, Franee, and
later joined the outfit at Whack
Belgium, but we had lost so
y horses they w'ere working
everything and I was put on a
wagon till we got to Winneascels,
France, close to Dunkirque. where
we took train about Jan, 11 for
Nogent Le Rotrone.
stayed until Feb. 11, and then
drove to Camp Davonss. Here the
engineers built mess halls and
other buildings until we started
back on April 1. We also turned
in our horses here. Qn the first
of April w r e went by box ears 1 o
St Nazere, where after a couple
of'days we embarked on an old,
cattle boat called Calamers, hut
tickled at being home-1
Here w'e
we were so
ward bound it did not matter
what they shipped us on. Three
days rough water on the voyage
made most of the boys pretty sick,
but I escaped.
We were held at Camp Meritt
for about a week and were here
"deloused" and reequipped, and
then were sent to Camp D. A.
Russell, Wyo., where we got our
Earl Garvin, 316 Engineers.—
We went across in a convoy of 17
transports, leaving the IT, S. on
July 6 , 1918. We landed in Liv
erpool on the 17th, and from there
went to the rest camp Nettie
thing of Liverpool, we were sent
to Southhampton and crossed the
Channel on the night of the 20th,
landing at Cherbourg, France,
and after a short stop at a rest
camp, we traveled two da vs and
nights on a train where the ears
carried eight horses or forty men.
We detrained near Chaumont and
hiked 11 miles to a small town,
where intensive drilling was giv
en us for about a month and
where a part of our road equip
ment was given us. We next
went to Orville, near the lines at
St. Mihiel. Then, after a hike of
two days, we were in reserve at
St. Mihiel. Then we moved thru
trenches to within a night's hike
of the Argonne front. Here we
-were held about five days, just
hack of the third line trenches,
and then the 361st and the-363rd
Infantry were sent into the frontj
line, relieving French commands.
Our company was lined up with
a machine gun battalion, and on
Sept. 25 went into action ahead
of the infantry in the general at
tack that morning. At 1 a. m.
the barrage was started and it
4 o'clock the engineers went over,
the infantry following at 5
o'clock. As the infantry came up
with them, the engineers dropped
their tools and unslung their
rifles and advanced with the in
fantry. They reached the town
of Viery on the second day of
the attack and held on till Oct.
8 , when they were relieved and
sent back to a rest camp. After
staying here a little over a week
they started for the Belgian front,
arriving at Ypres after two days'
travel in box cars, and then hik
ing 25 kilometers across no-man's
land to a point they held four
About Nov. 1 they were sent
After having seen some
Audenard and remained here
about 6 days. Then,after 2 days'
rest they were returned to Aud
enard and were engaged in bridge
work here when the armistice was
signed. After some ten days the
division started for Brussels, and
after traveling some 40 kilometers
it was sent back by the hike route
to the town of Wacken and thence
to a point in France, where it en
trained for Nogent Le True,
France. After being here some
two months the command was
sent to a Belgian camp near Le
Mons, and remained there until
April 1. On the first of April the
command entrained for St. Le
Saire. where it embarked for
New York on April 6 , landing in
that city on April 16th—nine
months from the time Garvin's
company took ship for overseas.
The division was sent to Camp
Merritt and there disorganized,
the Idaho and Montana boys be
ing sent to Camp D. A. Russell.
Wyo., for final discharge. Earl
Garvin received his discharge on
April 29 and arrived at his home
in Nezperce May 2 .
Max B. Turnbow, Ij rsl'f Class
Machinist's Mate, U. S. N.—He
enlisted at Portland on Nov. 15,
1917, for service in the navy and
was sent to New York, where he
trained in the technical
school of the Columbia University
in gas engine work, and later was
sent to the submarine school at
New' London. Conn., and there
learned the operation of the im
der-sea craft. His first submarine
trip was to the Azores Islands in
the North Atlantic. This voyage
covered 14 days, and just prior
to making it the submarine was
submerged for 96 hours in testing
its air and general working con
Azores, this submarine flotilla of
eight under-sea boats and a
fnother ship, with' 300 men in the
former's crews and 800 in the
latter, did scouting duty and
ade efforts to capture German
In this latter work,
a four-masted schooner was used
as a decoy, being towed about by
two submarines. The subs, kept
Md beneath the surface during
With its base in the
the day and at night would come
up to charge their batteries.
German boats offered interfer
ence and the life was without par
ticular incident.
After the armistice was sign
ed, this flotilla returned to (he Lb
S. by way of the Bermuda islands,
and while here the crews of the
American craft and those of Eng
lish war ships in the harbor en
tertained each other with a gen
eral riot, in which there vas no
fatalities, but' many black eyes
and broken noses were distribut
ed around; the Americans finally
gaining the mastery of the situa
tion, however.
After leaving the submarine
work was engaged in the trans
port service and made two trips
to Brest, France on (he 'J. S. S.
North Carolina coming back with
1700 casuals on the first (rip and
2000 of the Rainbow Division on
tne second.
His submarine flotilla was
equipped and ready for 18
months' service in the German
waters of the North Sea when the
armistice was signed.
Machinist 's Mate Turnbow was
discharged at the naval station
at Bremerton, Wash., on May
10 and after visiting his mother
and other relatives in Spokane,
he came on here May 19.
section who have recently I
turned, and from whom The Her
aid wishes to secure stories of
their experiences for publication,
Other overseas men from this
are :
Lewis Drake, 316 Ammunition
Trains, 91st Division, who arriv
ed at his homo near Kamiah early
last week.
Grover McLean, in the infantry
of the 32nd Division, and saw
much of the heaviest fighting
throughout the American advance
from Chateau Thierry to the Ar
gonne; arrived at his home in the
Russell section last Thursday
evening, having been discharged
at Camp -Funston, Kas.
Elmer Ralstin, 361st Infantry,
91st Division, who wears the
Cross of War for extraordinary
heroism in battle, arrived at his
home in the Mohler section some
ten days ago, having received his
discharge at Fort Russell, Wyo.
Chauncey Fite, 77th Division,
■wounded in the Argonne drive,
returned to his home in the Moh
ler section some 10 days ago, after
being discharged at Ft. Russell.
Miss Blanch McCahill Dead.
A message received here Satur
day by C. J. Fike brought the sad
news that his granddaughter,
Miss Blanch McCahill, had died
on that date at the home of her
parents in Recdley, Calif., and
that the funeral would take place
and interment be made there.
The deceased was the 12-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
McCahill, foriperly well known
and highly esteemed residents of
this vicinity, but for the past
seven years residing at Recdley.
Her illness, a kidney affection,
had extended over a period of
nine days, and her demise came
as a shock and sad blow 1 o the
family. Mrs. McCahill is a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Fike, of
this city, and besides these and
other relatives here, the,^ deceased
leaves her parents, three broth
ers and two sisters to mourn her
untimely passing into that undis
covered country, from whose
bourn no traveler returns.
York Herren on Monday receiv
ed a box of very interesting war
souvenirs from his brother, Ser
geant Wilson Herren, who recent
ly returned from overseas ser
vice and is visiting his parents in
Chicago, before coming on to
Nezperce. These war relics in
clude a German steel helmet, post
cards taken from German prison
ers, various calibers of the Hun
cartridges from the one-pounder
shell down to the regulation rifle
ammunition, pictures of Sergeant
Herren's infantry company and
of himself and seven comrades
just öfter they had been decorat
ed with war crosses for extraordi
nary heroism in action ; he him
self being honored with the
France Croix de Guerre. A fact
which greatly enhances the value
of this collection is that most of
the articles were taken from Ger
man prisoners captured by Ser
geant Herren. They are on ex
hibition at Stoufer's jewelry
Jacob Fmk.
Lost—Between Cash Bargain
Store and Jacob Fink's place, a
wrecking bar. Please return to
I Swat 'em.
Did everybody clean up?
Some clean-up day. Why?
Decoration Day, Friday, May
All fountain drinks and dishes, sub
ject to war tax, are cash at Leo's.
W. F. Johnson left yesterday
morning for a visit with his fam
ily in Spokane.
Win. Shockley returned Ia f st
Thursday evening from a visit to
Mr. and Mrs. Z. A. Johnson re
turned to their home in Lewiston
last Friday.
Wm. Kincaid and Joe Gregory,
of Ho, were transacting business
in Nezperce Monday.
Chas. DeVoe of the Madison
Lumber Co. returned Friday from
a visit to Cottonwood.
Marion Moser left Wednesday
morning for Othello, Wash., to
look after his father's ranch in
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Robert
son, of Cottonwood, were guests
of their son, Leo Robertson, and
family in this city Sunday. _
Mrs. R. H. Y, Moser entertain
ed several lady friends today at
an afternoon tea in honor of her
mother, Mrs. W. H. Mitchell.
W. H. Ferris, of the Willard
battery headquarters at Lewis
ten, was hiking after business in
Nezperce the first of the week.
Mrs. Maggie Bell, of Greer, is
visiting her brother, Bert Jeffer
is, in the Alpine section this week
and having some dental woik
done here.
Corporal John J. Manthey left
this morning for Lake City, Minn-j
esota, where he will visit for a
season with his parents, whom he
has not seen since his return from
The Idaho law setting the min
imum age limit, for auto drivers
on public highways, provides that
no youth under 16 years shall so
drive a motor car, and that none
under 18 years of age shall so
drive any motor car that is for
Roy Wilkerson, employed on
the Tom Robertson ranch in (he
Alpine district, is nursing a brok
en left arm, an injury he receiv
ed last Tuesday' when the break
ing of a lever on the gang plow
he was operating caused him to
fall in such a way as to sustain
the hurt.
Dr. John F. Gist left this morn
ing for a month's visit at his old
home in Missouri and a two
week's round of clinic work in
the Mayo Brothers' hospital at
Rochester, Minn. He plans to be.
home about the middle of June.
Mrs. Gist, will visit with her par
ents at, Peek during -his absence.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Community church had a very de
lightful and profitable Imeeting
with Mrs. Wiley T. Johnson yes
terday at her farm home. Some
40 ladies were in attendance at
the all-day session, and a typical
big dinner was an important fea
ture of the entertainment given
Wm. Sullivan, the local real
estate hustler, yesterday sold
Perry Sanger's fine ranch, near
Möhler, to Jas. G. Wright, of (his
city. This farm is not only one
of the best in this best country,
hut it is one of the most finely
improved places in the North
west, with everything modern.
It consists of 240 acres, and
brought $28,500, including one
third of the crop.
P. H. Sanger yesterday bought
the Chas. Heherly 240-acro farm,
2'/> miles west of Nezperce, for
$30,000 through the Wm. Snl'i
van real estate agency. This is
of the best tracts of land on
(he prairie, every acre being a
producer, and Mr. Sanger plans
to build a modern home there thaï
would he a credit to any country.
Tn making this move Mr. Sanger
and his good family again demon
strated their high regard for Nez
perce, her institutions and her
pic. They have tried the best of
Town, (he best of California and
other highly acclaimed sections,
but they return here and cast
their lot with lus> because they
like it better in this community.
Defenbach Addresses Commercial
With some 33 members in at
tendance at last Tuesday's ses
sion of the Commercial Club, sev
eral matters of community im
given considera
portance were
tion. After hearing
reports, a letter from D. P. Olson,
state highway director, was read,
wherein statement was made that
the Lewis county . rioTnlec.,di
the state would .join the districts
interested in securing
for the Lewis county connecting
link of the Lewis & Clark and the
North and South state highwaj.
This letter also stated that Mr.
Olson would he in Moscow on
June 4 and 5 and would like a
conference on this proposed sur
vey. Attorney 0. C. Pennell was
appointed to represent Nezperce
at this conference.
Leo Robertson, Dr. E. S. Peter
son and C. W. Kettman were ap
pointed a committee to look after
securing a more suitable base ball
park for the city. ,
Wm. Sullivan and E. L. Schnell
were appointed a committee to
solicit finances to meet the Club's
At the conclusion of the busi
ness session, Byron Defenbach,
guest of the Club from Lewiston,
made a very interesting and in
structive address on local and
state conditions.
Adjournment was taken until
next Tuesday at the usual hour.
a survey
Nezperce Loses to Cottonwood,
In last Sunday's Prairie League
ball game at this place, Cotton
WO od carried off the honors in
score of 5 to 4. It was Nezperce 's
game by every ordinary rule, but
the little good luck perched on
th 0 banner of the visitors and or
dained it otherwise.
]>?>]!—plenty warm, with a bright
The weather was ideal for base
clear sky. The fans were out in
good numbers*, and Cottonwood
sent over a representative bunch,
I The opening inning saw both
-nines go up for a blank, and Cot
tonwood drew the same ticket in
[the second, but Nezperce found
the leather and got two runs over,
J n the third, Cottonwood moved
up with two over and the locals,
just to keep in the lead, (ook
another. Both again blanked in
the fourth, but in the fifth Cot
tonwood increased her score to
five and blanked Nezperce. Nol
en Hollen took the box for Nez
perce in the sixth and it was a
blank for the visitors thereafter.
He struck out 9 men in the Iasi
four innings and permitted only
four hits. But the locals had lost
the game and they were able only
to gain one more run, which hap
pened in the seventh.
The score in detail :
2 3 1
Stellmon 3b .... 3 2 1
Schildnicht c .. 3 0 1 13 1 1
Thomas ss. 4 0 0 0
1 b
41 0 0
N. Medved 2b.. 4 1
Bettis p cf...
Hollen cf p.
Harbke rf...
Crumpacker If 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stevcnf* If
Kitchen If
12 0 0
4 0 2 2 3 0
4 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0
10 10 0 0
2 0 0 1 0 0
.34 4 7 27 10 4
Cottonwood— AB R H PO A E
Edwards If..
5 1 2 2 0 0
5 0 3 0 8 0
5 0 3 2 2 2
0 10 0
5 1 1 12 0 1
5 118 2 0
5 112 2 0
Hennas p
Hattrup cf. 5 1
Rhodes c...
Teharr 2b.
South 3b.. 4 0 0 0 0 0
Bics rf...
3 110 0 0
....42 5 12 27 14 3
Two-base hits—
Rhodes;. Stellrrton,
Sehildnicht. Stolen
Hit by pitch
er—Bettis, 1 ; Hernias, 1. Struck
out by—Bettis, 4; Hollen, 9; Her
Losing pitcher—Bettis,
Sacrifice hit—Schild
nicht. Pitching record—Bettis, 8
hits, 5 runs in 5 innings; Hollen,
4 hits, 0 runs in 4 innings.
The other games:
Kamiah, 6 ; Ferdinand, 2—at
Grangeville and Ho-VoIImor
game called off on account of ab
sence of players.
Next Sunday's schedule:
Grangeville at. Cottonwood.
Kamiah at, Tlo-Vollmer.
Nezperce at Ferdinand.
Summary :
Schober 3,
Medved, Bettis, Stevens,
base hits
basds—H|ies, TeharV, 2;
Bettis, Stellmon.
mas, 7.
Rhodes, 1.
1 ;
A letter received last night
from Major John Paul Jones,
American Expeditionary Forces,
France, states that he is chief of
surgery and orthopedics at Evac
uation Hospilal No. 36, France.
This news will he gladly received
by Dr. Jones' many old prairie
friends, who, knowing his ability
as a surgeon, will appreciate (lie
proper recognition his talents aie
receiving in the army.
Wanted—Pasture for 9 head of
horses. Phone 11731. 51w2
Program at Temple Theatre Fol
lowed by Decoration of
Graves.—Soldiers to
Attend in a Body.
A week from tomorrow the
nation will once more stand with'
uncovered head in marked honor
and respect of its soldier dead,
and this community will partici
pate with the- rest of the country
in this particular tribute. Be
sides the heroes of other wars,
who slqep their last, in the local
cemetery, the Great War claimed
the lives of four of our young
men, and for these, too, who fill
heroes' graves in a foreign land
we should set aside our daily pur
suits and go at least in our imag
inations to their lonely tombs and
cast thereon a tear and flowm*.
An appropriate Memorial Day
program is being arranged under
the direction of Rev. Claude Mar
tin, to be given at the Temple
theatre in this city at 2 p. m. Fri
day afternoon, May 30. Short
talks will be made by local talent,
and special musical numbers will
be provided.
At the conclusion of this pro
gram, a parade will be formed to
march to the cemetery, where (be
graves will be decorated. It is
desired that this parade be bead
ed by returned soldiers of the
community and participated in by
all lodges, Boy Scouts and other
organizations. To (his end, (he
soldiers are asked to report at (he
Red Cross rooms at 1 p. in. of that
day to make the necessary ar
Everybody is asked to attend
(he ceremony.
Court Session Ends.—Patterson
The May term of (he Lewis
county district court was closed
hero yesterday, after a week and
a half's session on a very light
docket with hut one jury ease
coming to trial. This latter was
the action of the State against
Levi Patterson, on the charge of
statutory rape against (he person
of Alice Berryman, a 14-year-old
niece of his, residing with her
parents between Winchester and
Reubens. The ease was tried out
Tuesday, with County Attorney
and S. O. Tannahill, of Lewiston,
handling (he state's and G.
Orr McMinimy, of Ho, the defend
ant's. It was submitted to the
jury at 4 o'clock and in 15 min
utes a verdict of acquitted was
returned ; for such was the nature
of the testimony.
After disposing of one. or two
minor matters yesterday, Judge
Seales closed the session, and re
turned to his home, in Orange
Over tn the Centenary.
The centenary is a movement,
to put civilizing agencies into all
the world to make the world safe
for Democracy, oneyhalf of the
present population must be given
hospitals and schools and
The Nezperce community church
was asked to raise $ 686 , their
share of the 107 million to be rais
ed in the nation. Tliis church
went, over (he top about
weeks ago.
Cottonwood church was asked
to raise $350, Rev. Martin, as
group leader in the Moscow Dis
trict. was in Cottonwood the first
af the week helping raise that
chniche's quota. They celebrated
(held vrtotoi'y Tuesday evening
with 4 banquet.
For yds work Rev. Martin de
serves especial credit, as he di
rected the drive against, a condi
tion others considered impossible
to overcome. He got the result
in a day.
111 roc
There will be a meeting of the
Nezptti/ce Athletic Association
next Tuesday evening at Wm.
Sullivan's real estate office. All
members and all who wish to be
members are requested to come.
There is some important business
in regard to the tennis ground as
well as the proposed park. Come
out and say your say.
Leo L. Robertson, Pres.
Harvey Ned row', one of our he
roes of the Argonne, who carries
a wound in his side and arm, will
leave in the morning for Lewiston
to enter a hospital for further
treatment of his wounds under
provisions made by the Red Cross,

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