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Official Paper of Lewis County
Thursday, May 29, 1919.
W. P. Conger <t P. W. Mitchell
Editors and Owners
Entered at the Nezperce, Idaho, Post
office as Second-Class Mail Matter.
Mr. Albert Mamaty, of Pittsburg,
is president of the Slovak League of
America, and he seems to be worried
by the activities of the interior de
partment touching the subject of Amer
icanization. A conference held by the
department has been attended by rep
resentatives of foreign-born residents
of the United States, and the latter
have lifted up their voices in rebuke,
Many of the speakers gave warning
that no attempt should be made to
force American citizenship upon an
alien, for that would give him reason
to believe that this country was at
tempting to submerge minority nation
alities. And Mr. Mamaty was loud in
denouncing any attempt to make for
eign born residents or citizens discard
the use of their national tongue.
Before these foreigners tell us not
to dare to do this or that they should
first find out the details of our pro
gram. Before accusing a man of mur
der it is advisable to produce a corpse
as evidence—or at least, some proof
that a certain party is missing.
Who is trying to force citizenship on
aliens? Who is forbidding foreign
born residents to speak their native
tongue? And it would be interesting
to learn what argument there is against
the submergence of a miscellany of
nationalities on this soil. Is not the
American nationality good enough?
The attempt is obviously to cloud
the. issue. There is, very properly, a
movement to prevent schools from
teaching subjects in any language but
English; there is no attempt being
made to forbid foreigners to speak
their own language among themselves.
There is no reason why taxpayers
should support school teachers to per
petuate any language but our own—
unless it forms a subject in the cur
Nobody requests these aliens to come
here. Nobody will object if they de
cide to depart. But, if they wish to
partake in our destiny, let them remove"
the barriers of aloofness, and learn
to share our ideals, instincts, and lan
The farms of the United States fur
nished two and a half million men to
the army. Needless to say, they have
not all come back.
According to a report issued by the
state of Nebraska, 130,000 men will
be needed by that state alone to help
in harvesting the wheat crop.
The work of demobilization is very
far advanced. A large proportion of
the farm boys should be back on the
farms. .They are not. In an eastern state
19,000 men left farms to join the col
ors, and 3,000 of them have gone back.
Many more have been freed from the
army, but they have stayed in New
York. city. And that city reports grav
er conditions due to unemployment
than any other city in the union. Con
ditions in other cities are bad enough
but they are worse in New York than
Farm boys have decided to be city
boys, and join the ranks of the
employed. If they obtain employ
ment, the expense of living in the city
will leave them in the same position
financially at the end of each month
as if they had gone back to the farm.
Wages may be higher in New Y'ork—at
all events if you are a member of a
union, which most farm boys are not—
but that fact is discounted by the in
creased cost of living in the city.
But why should, a farm boy want to
be a union member in a city? He has
more bosses there than he can count.
His employer is one, his foreman is
another, and each of half-a-dozen union
officers is another. Even his pals are
his bosses. He never knows if they
going to get him in wrong with
his employer, or with the union offi
On a farm he is closer to being his
own boss than any city employee, and
if he takes up land he ean bring that
dcsnirable condition to reqjlization
dream which rarely comes true in the
city. Also, he is the one man between
the "blue sky" and the "pit
Uncle 8am cannot do without.
If we compare life upon the farm
now to what it was fifty years ago we
shall find a wonderful increase in its
convenience and comfort to the fann
er. Improvements in farming machin
cry have made the work somewhat less
strenuous, and improved methods of
farming enable better results to be
produced with less effort. But the
greatest amelioration in conditions
comes from the rural free delivery, the
telephone and the automobile. These
have put an end to the farmer's isola
tion. He is now a member of the com
munity, and a prominent one. What
ever the weather conditions, news of
the world comes to him regularly, and
he is in immediate touch with neigh
bors and friends.
The grasshopper pest looms ominous
in our midst, threatening large dam
age to the finest prospect for a wheat
crop the prairie ever enjoyed.
County Farm Agent Wade
have the matter pretty well in hand—
has anticipated the situation and, after
securing data and information ns to
seems to
the best methods for proceeding ef
fectively against
the threatening
blight, is issuing a poison mixture
which lias proven most effective in
I other sections. This is only one of the
many instances whore the real value
of the County Agent takes tangible
form, and where the results obtained
through his office save many times his
| salary,
I * ce
young man to give up the crowning
| luxury of a best girl?
Will the luxury tax on sodas and
cream and chocolates oblige the
Items Not Intended to Hit or Miss
Anyone in Particular but Just to
Remind You
That we couldn't regulate the rain
supply better ourselves.
That the Prairie League is about
I the happiest thought in the sports
| line that ever happened hereabouts,
I July, and this neck o' the woods will
join her largely.
That the world is now probably safe
for democracy, but it remains to be
seen how safe it may be for Bolshe
That Kamiah will celebrate the 4th
and extend the fun over the 5th of
That if members of the Sixty-Sixth ;
Headquarters for
McCormick ■ u,d Deering
Rakes and Binders
RlvIl'îlC We are informed by our supply
. u a ® houses that their stock of repairs
will be exhausted in 30 days. It is important that
you give us a list of repairs that you may need other
wise there will come a time when we cannot supply you
Binding Twin * 1 Our stock is here and we are
o W lie ready to take your orders

Nezperce Hardware Co.
Headquarters for All Kinds of Up-to-Date Farm Machinery
realize all that the nation
are probably
expects of them they
..baking in their shoes.
That the Tribune-Ford
trial at
Mount Clemens, Mich., will probably
make clear to the world just what are
the mental processes of a conscientious
That President Wilson
that under no circumstances will he
Perhaps if it
accept a third term,
were styled a semester he might mod
ify his objections.
That almost the only things that
have not gone up in price are thrift
stamps and war savings stamps. Take
note that they are still to be had at
the same old figures.
That wages have to go up because
prices are higher, and then prices have
to go up because labor involved costs
more, and then wages—what are we
getting anyhow? An endless chain?
That if you think making the Ver
sailles peace treaty was a simple mat
ter, just try your hand at composing
some little neighborhood difference.
You will come out of it with a new
sense of the complications of peace.
That circumstances alter eases. When
the naval airplanes had covered half
the distance on their voyage to the
Azores, it was all right for them to
be half seas over. But it would have
been all wrong for the aviators to be
That the new grade at Stevenson's
Crossing on Lawyer's canyon due
south of Nezperce is already becom
ing the popular passage-way between
the Camas and Nezperce prairies. Sev
enteen cars used this grade on one day
fast week.
That it's often too easy to judge the
other fellow harshly, and we are all
more or less disposed to follow the
line of least, resistance; but it is the
man who suspends judgment, anyway
until he knows ho is right, who does
the most good in the world.
That Mexico is very short-sighted.
First she was unable to recognize the
rights of American property holdeis
and now she does not recognize the
Monroe doctrine. Uncle Sam may
have to furnish her with the spectacles
of the IT. S. army and the U. S. navy.
Robert Wright, a student in the Ida
ho University, came down the latter
part of the week to attend the wedding
of his sister, Miss Edith, and Mr. Von
ley Miller, which took place at the
Wright home here Sunday morning.
If you want to sell your place,
list it with Billy Sullivan. If
you want to buy a place see Billy
Sullivan as he has bargains;
Juue 1st ushers in the fishing season
for this section of Idaho, and it is
needless to say the local streams will
stories will furnish a bulk of the gen- |
eral conversation for some
days to
the uninitiated it is hard to real
ize what a quantity of fish Lawyer's
creek—the most prolific trout stream
of the prairie—supplies its contiguous
territory, and when one stops to cal
culate, he is wont to wonder how it is
possible; for throughout the fishing
there is hardly an hour of the
day that some angler is not trying his
luck along this picturesque tributary
the Clearwater, and generally there
and down the
Of a ne
are many casting up
twenty miles of its course,
cessity the stream must be "planted"
at least every other season, or the
supply of speckled beauties would be
come nil.
M. D. DeMoude, of the City Drug
Store, was recently made local game
and fish warden, and he has taken
up the matter of a trout spawn sup
ply for Lawyer's and other prairie
streams with headquarters^ and has
been promised some 25 cans of the fry
be delivered during the month of
A portion of this shipment is
to be brought to Nezperce and
should be on hand to deliver the same
quickly as possible to two or three
points in the stream.
Under the new fish and game law,
it is a part of the duty of the deputy
game wardens to furnish licenses, and
Mr. PeHoude has a supply of these
all ready for issuance at the City Drug
Don't forget this item.
Another feature that will interest
local nimrods is the fact that arrange
ments are being made for the placing
of a number of Chinese pheasants along
the canyon breaks in this territory this
fall. The birds are to be netted in
the Lewiston orchards, where they are
sa j d j, e j n superabundance, and so
proKfic are they in offspring that it
. g contemplated that wit hin a couple
of seasons hunte r8 will find them more
plentiful hereabouts than grouse.
If you are wanting a car that will
outshow both in action and finish any
thing priced within $300 of the same
look at the Oldsmobile. This is an
honor built car. Made to make good
to the owner. This is the twenty-sec
ond year of its manufacture. Curtis
J. Miller, Dealer Lewis county.
Buy your cedar posts at the
Prairie Lumber Co.
It's time to insure your crop against loss from hail.
The cost is small if compared to what you may lose.
$1.05 insures you for $35.00 per acre .for the entire
You need not pay the premium until Nov. 1st.
Our companies are ia strong old line of fire and hail
companies and give their hail business prompt
and satisfactory adjustments.
Telephone us now, or call at the bank and let us write
your policy.
A Home Institution.—Established 1909.
Member Federal Reserve System
Agents for The Franklin Fire and Hail Insurance
Company, The Agricultural Fire and Hail Insurance Co.
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