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Subscription, $1.50
Vol. 22, No. I
Leading Paper lewis County
Circulation, 1,400
The Grasshopper Pest.
It has been estimated that this
sufficiently infested
prairie was
with the seed of the grasshopper
tribe at the opening of the pres
to have been made
of all vegetation had this
ent season
seed been unmolested. A very
serious situation, indeed. But,
through the coordinated work of
the County Farm Agent and the
energetic farmers, there is now
„ood reason to believe the trouble
''•ill be largely overcome.
George F. Reinhardt, one of the
successful and well known farm
of this community, was in
town this morning and reported
fine success from the poison he
recently distributed about his
place, claiming that it had exter
minated millions of the young
hoppers, and certainly prevented
large destruction of his crop.
It seems that there is a tend
on the part of some, who use
the poison given out under Coun
ty Agent Wade's instructions, to
become impatient for results, and
they prepare and spread a second
mixture before the first has had
time to get results. This entails
needless expense. Mr. Wade in
forms us that the formula he is
using has been thoroughly test
ed and proven, and if the prepara
tion is handled according to di
rections will exterminate the pest.
The Nezperce merchants are
gladly cooperating with the farm
ers in every way in fighting the
hoppers, and are furnishing all in
gredients for the poison at actual
cost. We understand that one of
our local druggists has already
dispensed 700 pounds of arsenic
to those making the exterminat
ing mixture.
The mariage of Mrs. Serena
Adams, of Ho, and Rev. Jacob B.
York, of Asotin, was solemnized
at the home of Glen Powers, five
miles south of this city, at high
noon, on May 28th, by Rev. Al
fred Segsworth, of Cl arks ton.
Following the ceremony, the as
semblage, which included some
35 guests, repaired to the dining
room and there discoursed a wed
ding repast of rare quality and
generous quantity. Later the
bridal pair departed for their
home in Asotin.
The bride was formerly a resi
dent of this community, and is
well and favorably known to most
of our people. After her hus
band's death she went to Port
land and resided there with her
mother for some time and later
returned to this county and en
gaged in school teaching at Forest
and in the vicinity of Ho.
Rev. York is quite well known
in the upper Clearwater section
and the Grangeville country,
where he has been engaged in the
ministry of the Baptist church for
many years.
Joe Johnson, who recently re
turned to his home in Kamiah
from overseas service in Co. B,
308th Infantry, 77th Division, was
in Nezperce this week shaking
hands with the many old friends
Avho are glad to greet this young
hero. Joe was in the famous
"Lost Battalion" in the Argonne
and speaks of his wonderful ex
ploit with the same reticence that
is marked in all of the boys who
faced the Hun in battle. When
asked .about his part in the great
exploit, he replied that he guessed
he did about what any of the rest
would have done. After the six
days' siege the rescue party found
only 30 able-bodied men left in
XT wir ^ Wot^"wt Qim
Mrs. Wilfred Waters left ' ' Ll ".
Lewiston' 1 h relatives at
his company, and he was one of
them. Though men dropped like
leaves all around him he never re
ceived a scratch.
Coramunity Church.
Claude B, Martin, minister.
Sunday school at 10 a. m. R.
W. Walters, superintendent.
Morning service at 11 o'clock.
Sermon, "The Crosses of Today.
Evening service at 8 o'clock.
Sermon, "The Man Who Ran Past
the Signal."
You will find a frendly wel
come at all these services. Come,
and help make the church a sta.
wart force in this community.
J )
Wm. Sullivan on Saturday sold
the Alex. Pollock homestead of
160 acres, one mile west of Christ
man's Siding, for $19,500. The
buyer gets the crop—half of the
farm in crop, and the other half
will be plowed for summer fal
low by Mr. Pollock.
Stoufer has in Ingersol watches.
Keds for men and boys at' Garlsoa's.
A new line of dress shirts at Carl
son is.
Just received 300 pounds of
real candy at the Temple.
Harry Knutson went to Lewis
ton Friday to visit relatives.
No more long waiting at the Gem
State Barber Shop. J. D. McCown.
Mote Ferguson, of Kamiah, was
a visitor in this city yesterday.
Three barbers to take care of
wants at the Gem State Barber Shop.
Carlson's lines are always the latest.
See those new dress shirts he is show
Byron Defenbach was an arri
val in the city Friday from Lew
John Jorgens this morning
shipped a car of cattle to the Spo
kane market.
Next week is Boy Scout week—
"Invest a dollar in boyhood to
build manhood.
Mr. and* Mrs. Norton Miller
were passengers Friday for Spo
kane, for a short visit.
Mrs. M. H. Paige returned
Thursday evening from a visit
with relatives in Ho.
Mrs. Trontow returned to Lew
iston Friday after a visit w ith
relatives and friends on the prai
Roy Garrison, of Moscow, came
in last Thursday evening for a
visit with his old friend, M. II.
The local banks have received
Liberty Bonds of the last issue
and now have them ready for dis
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Kelly a nl
daughter, Miss Susie, were visi
tors in the city from Winchester
Mrs. Harland Moser and baby
returned last Thursday even
ing from a visit with friends in
On last Friday Curtis J. Miller
bought the Jacob Fink farm of
160 acres, just east of this city,
for $16,000.
Chas. R. Larson, the Reubens
merchant, was a guest
home of his son, Albert, in this
city the last of the week.
Harry Agrell yesterday bought
the Orve Poole 80-acre farm, two
at the
the Orve Poole 80-acre farm, two
miles west of Ferdinand, through
the real estate agency of C. J.
Miller. The consideration was
Rev. Claude B. Martin yester
day evening took the Eagle Patrol
of'the local band of Boy Scouts
out to the Fuller crossing at Law
canyon for a night's camp
ing and fishing.
Miss Signa Anderson, who has
been a local exchange operator
for the Nezperce Cooperative Tel
ephone Co. the past year and a
half, left Sunday for Troy, her
old home, to take a clerkship in
a store.
A message received here yester
day by his family stated that
Herbert Booth has received his
discharge from the army and is
enroute home from Camp Merritt,
N. Y. He is expected in Lewis
ton Friday afternoon.
Editor Sasse, of the Ferdinand
Enterprise says: "That the life
of an umpire is not always pic
tured lying on a bed of roses, but
umpires, like any other human
beings, are not infallible." And
he -knows by experiecne.
Leon Perrine. who as a junior in
the Idaho University has been
making an enviable record in the
athletics of that school the past
year, will go to the Presidio, Cal.,
about the middle of the month to
resume his duties in the army
officers' training school, from
which he has not yet been dis
Are there any fish in Lawyer's
evfeek? Well, anyone who saw
the beauties Leslie Brown brought
in last night after an hour's try
■ould be inclined to think so. Be
sides the numerous small ones he
threw back he caught nine near
the Stevenson crossing and made
sort of sample display of them,
They ranged from seven to 14
inches in length.
r< w ipft this moraine for
Quincy nf where he was cflled
bv a message from his sister an
nmincine- the serious illness of his
father P F Frit The senior Mr.
M, . ' I ' failing' health for
In ail ment incident
to old age and the attending
nhvscian holds out slight hope of
his recovery. This news will be
received with deep regret by the
many prairie friends of "Daddy"
Frit made during his several
years residence at Nezperce while,
v cashier for the Felt Mer
"^e g,
Memorial Day Well Observed
A well executed program at the
Temple Theatre, a parade of sol
diers and citizens to the ceihetery
and decoration ceremonies there
over the graves of dead heroes,
sums,up the observance of Mem
orial Day in Nezperce.
At 3:00 o'clock last Friday af
ternoon a crowd beyond the capa
city of the Temple Theatre had
assembled there as a mark of re
spect for those whose lives had
been devoted to their country's
cause and who had passée! into
the realm of the unknown. All
business houses were closed,
a general turnout of the trades
men and the people from the
With Sergeant Ralph Jones
presiding as master of ceremon
ies, the service in the hall opened
with a piano selection, which was
followed by "America." sung in
chorus. Rev. Father Rompe in
voked Divine blessing on the pro
ceedings, and an anthem by the
Community church choir follow
Attorney Chas. H. Nugent made
farm.s was had.
Attorney Chas. H. Nugent made
the principal address, taking
"The American Soldier" as his
subject, and while he covered the;
topic briefly he did it most in
A song by the Camp-Fire Girls,
an experience
terestingly and well.
was followed bv
talk by Machinist's Mate George
Larson, recently returned on fur
lough from service in Italian wat
ers, and this was filled with thrill
ing adventure and was much ap
preciated and well received by the
audience. Senator C .W. Booth
and Rev. Claude B. Martin next
made brief, though very interest
ing addresses, and this phase of
the service was closed with the
song, "The Battle Hymn of the
Republic," by all.
A section of returned Greater
War veterans was then formed on
Main street under the leadership
of Sergeant Allen McCready. and
these led the long parade of vet
erans of all wars, Boy Scouts,
Camp-Fire Girls, fraternal orders
and citizens, which marched to
the cemetery. Here, while the
graves of the departed soldiers of
other wars were being decorated
with flags and flowers, the Great
er War veterans were drawn up
at a mound, banked with flowers,
tvpifying the graves of Cecil Cox,
William Booth, Basil Yates and
Carroll Rowe—the four boys of
this community who lost their
lives on the battle lines in France
—and, following a very impres
sive talk bv Sergeant McCready,
gave the military funeral honors,
with "taps" and "retreat" sound
ed on the bugle in due form by
Leslie Baskett.
Mrs. Moreland Hurt in Auto Ac
J. W. Moreland and family
were enroute to Lewiston last Sat
urday, when their auto turned
over, in an attempt of the driver
to avoid a rough spot on the Win
chester grade. The occupants
were thrown out and Mrs. More
land was severely bruised on the.
right side of her breast, sustain
ing the near-fracture of several
ribs. The others were not injur
ed beyond slight bruises and
scratches and the shock of the
mishap. The top of the car was
A report this morning is to the
effect that the injuries sustained
by Mrs. Moreland are not as ser
ious as first thought to be, and
she is making satisfactory recov
Chancey Wallace In Japan,
Captain Chancey Wallace, who
is with the Red Cross party which
left Seattle about a month ago
for service in darkest Russia,
writes from Yokohama, Japan,
under date of May 12, as follows:
"Dear Billy: 1 am feeling fine
and like Japan and her people
very much. Have taken in sever
al cities. Will leave in a few
days for the land of the unknown.
I understand I will be stationed
a t Irkoutsk, Siberia, in the in
terior. I want to go in as far as
I can. They say it is fierce in
there and one passes absolutely
off the face of the earth after he
leaves Vladivostok. Continue to
«end The Herald to Vladivostok,
care American Red Cross, and
maybe T will get them-some day.
. •
Announcement has been receiv
ed here that Miss Fay Henson, a
popular member of the Nezperce
High School faculty the past sea- J
son, will be married at Winona on
the 12th instant. |
The First June Bride.
Miss Kathryn Kachelnder en
joys the distinction of being the
first June bride of this section
for the current year,
The wedding, in which she par
tieipated as one of the principals
and George J. Sehlader as the
other, took place at 7:30 o'clock
on the morning of the .3rd instant
at the Catholic church in this city,
and Rev. Father A. W. Rompe,
priest of the local parish, presid
ed at the service which sealed the
happy romance of these two
young lives,
Against a background of beau
andjtiful floral decorations, the bride
looked unusually pretty in a
gown of white silk, draped with
a flowing veil to match, and the
large bouquet of roses she carried
added beauty to the picture. The
groom wore a suit of convention
al black.
It was an idea] June day, and
many gathered to witness the
event. At the conclusion of the
ceremony at the church, the brid
al pair and invited guests depart
ed by automobiles for the N. B.
Sehlader home Russell, and
Sehlader home near Russell, and
there the day was spent in happy
celebration of this union of two
of the prairie's best known fami
lies. At noon a wedding dinner,
such as only Nezperce prairie can
boast, was spread, and so heartily
enjoyed by most of the gathering
that eating must have been the
least of their concern for the next
few days.
Mrs. Sehlader. the bride, is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alois J.
KachelmfierJ highly esteemed
rancher-folk of the Pardee sec
tion, and is one of the fairest of
the prairie's manly fafi*r daugh
The groom is the sturdy son of
ex-County Commissioner and Mrs.
Nicholas B. Schalder, pioneer and
highly respected citizens of the
Russell neighborhood, and he and
his bride will have charge of the
Sehlader farm during the present
season, and will later go to Wyom
ing to prove up on a homestead
he has there.
They have the very
k wishes
of many friends for a Tong and
happy married life.
Another Big- Farm Deal.
Senator C. W. Booth on last
Saturday sold his 240-acre farm,
adjoining Nezperce on the north
west, to Samuel Moreland, of the
Saskatchewan, Can., country, for
$40,000, or at the rate of about
$140 per acre, since the crop goes
with the place. The deal was en
gineered by Curtis J. Miller.
This is .a new top price for prai
rie land ; however the farm is a
fine one and well improved and
its nearness to town gives it an
increased valuation. It includes
Mr, Booth's original homestead,
and he let it go reluctantly. The
many friends of this highly es
teemed family .are glad to know,
however, that they will continue
to reside among us, it being Mr.
Booth's intention to erect a fine
home in Nezperce at an early date.
Mr. Moreland departed Sunday
for_his home to prepare to bring
his family and effects on to this
place, and they will be welcomed
by the community. He is a
brother of J. W. Moreland, one
of our prosperous and esteemed
farmer citizens of south of town.
Howard Jumps Bond.
Fred Howard and a Mrs. Kueb
er, whom he brought in here fro
the lower country, were arrested
by Deputy Sheriff Smith at the
Nezperce Hotel last Saturday
George Larson, brother of AI
] )ert Larson, of this vicinity, ma
fthini8t ' s mate in the U. S. naval
av iation service was an arrival
j n this city last Thursday evening
f rom service in Italian waters.
Mr. Larson is a typical specimen
of the sturdier class of Uncle
Sam's sea fighters and he partici
pated in some of the fierce fight
> n R during the war in that seeth
mg cauldron between the near
shores of Italy and Austria, and
he talks very interestingly of ns
exploits. He is now taking his
first furlough since entering the
service nearly two years ago.
night and haled before Probate
Judge Niles on the charge of lewd
cohabitation. The twain plead
guilty and the woman's fine was
paid. Howard was held under
$100 bond to appear Tuesday
morning and receive sentence. He
failed to put in an appearance and
up to the present time the offi
cers have been unable to locate
him, and it is presumed he has left
the country.
R. L. Anstine On Finish Work In
Corporal Anstine of the Head
quarters Department, First Re
placement Depot, of the Ameri
can Army in Prance, gives some
interesting data in the following
letter to his old friend, Attorney
P. W. Mitchell :
St. Aignau, Prance, 5-12-19.
Dear Mitchell:
Your letter of April 21st re
ceived this morning and was most
happy to know that everything
goes well and that the prairie is
right there on crops.
The Herald keeps me well in
formed on the local happenings.
1 note with eagerness the return
of various boys (whom 1 knew)
from the A. E. F. The 91st Divis
ion is all with you now, I sup
pose. I also notice a local base
ball spirit which speaks well.
We are told by speakers from
various places in the states, men
who have come recently to our
midst to enlighten us, that its
hard to get work in the IT. S.
Then on the other hand I got
letters from various persons, say
ing there is a great scarcity of
labor, especially on farms. Who
am T to believe? It just leads me
to say that I am for the farm all
the time—you couldn't get me to
live in a city. Just now 1 am not
worth a great deal physically for
this inside work, much of which
has been on a long hour scale, has
lessened my usual amount of exer
cise. 1 doubt if Senator Chas.
Booth would give me 15 cents a
day to pitch bundles now, for my
muscle is mostly mjissing, Bui
just the same count me in on har
vest for the fall of 1919, during
August and September. We are
told officially that we will be re
turned to the U. S. in July. Hence
my spirits are higher than usual
when T see a chance of getting in
to civics again. Today makes sev
enteen months in France, and if
stay two more months, which
will be nineteen, that will be suf
My experience in the army has
broadened my vision in a great
many ways, and I feel sure that
when T get those desired "honor
ably discharged" papers, I will
be able to come back in civil life
without going stale.
This little depot of St. Aignau
has handled nearly *4 of the men
of the A. E. F. You can imagine
what a tremendous amount of
paper work that would be.
worked on a war basis day and
night, Sunday and weekdays, and
now we have finally "caught up"
and are having Sundays and one
afternoon a week off. During a
period of one year I had just
one whole Sunday off. Our files
are considered the best in the A.
B. F. and still much in use, for
thousands of inquiries come as to
the welfare and whereabouts of
Comradship in the army cannot
be beat. Several of us have been
together for considerably over a
year. One fellow was in the same
company as I at Camp Lewi •.
We crossed the continent togeth
er, were transferred to Co. C.,
162nd Infantry, crossed the water
to St. Nazaire, France, moved to
the interior with our company,
and then transferred to our pres
ent organization some 13 months
ago, and we still sleep side by
An office force of some 300 mer
great thing to study at close
range. We have representatives
from all sections and naturally
many brogues and dialects,
also have what is called '
nine men"—talk so nice
is a
sweet, all powder and perfume. I
am in charge of a department of
some 30 men and we have just
about all professions, and relig
ions—there are bank clerks, in
agents, travelling sales
bar tender (he
men, musicians, a
will be out of luck when he goes
home), surveyor, hotel keeper,
bookkeepers, typists, farmers,
etc., etc.
Your soldier boy,
, Bob.
In mentioning the sale of the
farm to
last week, The
W. W. Nixon 340-acre
Harry Knutson
Herald failed to state that the
deal was put through by the Win,
Sullivan real estate agency, the
consideration being $34,000.
Knutson is to get a third of the
crop and make delivery
other two-thirds at Greer.
of the
Of the car load of Studebaker
brought to Nezperce last Fri
day by Wm. Sullivan, the local
agent,'all have been sold but one.
Nezperce Team in Second Place.
The very interesting and hotly
contested exhibition at the Nez
perce ball park last Sunday after
noon firmjly convinced most of
the fans that the team that leads
the local horsehide tossers on July
6th will cop the bunting in the
Prairie League. With Moser, the
leading regular hitter, out of the
game with a twisted ankle, things
looked dubious but Stellmon was
shifted to first and McCready-
just back from overseas—placed
on third, and both filled the bill.
Thomas, who fell down in his first
attempt a few weeks ago, was
put in the out-field and redeem
ed the confidence of his support
ers by getting a safe hit in every
appearance at the plate, scoring
one run and driving in all the
others. Eastman was sent in dur
ing the eighth roundel-—his first
appearance of the year—and scor.
ed a run. Some of the team did
not play as well as usual, but
everyone has an off day; how
ever, Manager Kettman has two
hurlers in midseason form, and,
altogether, a very tidy aggrega
Nezperce almost broke the ice
in the first on hits by Bchildnicht
and Stellmon and Orangeville
came back in the second and did
score a run. Nezperce duplicated
in the same inning, scoring one on
hits by Bettis and Thomas.
Orangeville scored one in the
fourth when Rabat ran into a bat
ted ball and was allowed to go
to first, went to second on an er
ror ai<d Inglram siugjled. The
locals tied it in the fifth on sing
les by Thomas and Harbke and
a doublé by Stellmon—who al
ways gets one hit each game and
generally two. In the sixth Hol
len was hit by the Orangeville
hurler and Thomas scored him
with a double. Norbert Medved
started the eighth with a single,
McCready popped out, Hollen
singled, Eastman hit to Hartnett
who fumbled filling the bases,
then Thomas rapped a safe one to
the outfield scoring all three run
ners but he was called out at
second. Orangeville made her
total three in the ninth, ■.-•tan«,,
Eimers got on by ,an error, ad
vanced on Ingram's third single
Totals .30 3 5 24 10 4
Thomas If
Totals ....
and scored on another error. Hol
len held the visitors to one bing'e
in the last four rounds.
The tabulated record follows:
Orangeville— AB R H PO A E
Holsclaw ss. 4 0 '0 1 0 0
Rabat e
J. Altman cf.... 4 10 0 10
3 2 0 0
... 4 0 0 3 4 3
... 2 0 1 4 1 1
If 3 0 0 2 0 0
... 2 0 0 1 0 0
W. Altman 2b.. 3 0 0 5 2 0
4 116 2 0
Ingram. 3b. 4 1
Hartnett p.
Eimers lb.
Swank rf...
Harbke rf...
Stellmon lb.
H. Medved ss.. 4 0 0 1 2 2
N. Medved 2b.. 4 113 11
Mef'roadv 3b.. 4 0 0 2 1 1
Hollen cf p. 3 2 d 0 1 0
Bettis p cf. 3 1113 0
Eastman cf. 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 1 4 0 0 0
.... 4 0 1 0 0 0
c.. 3 0 1 11 3 1
.... 4 0 2 9 0 0
....34 6 11 27 11 5
Pitching rec
ord—4 hits, 2 runs of Bettis in
5 innings ; 1 hit, 1 run off Hollen
in 4 innings. Stolen bases—In
gram, Eimers. Bases on balls—
off Bettis, 1. Hit by pitcher—
Bettis, 1 Hartnett, 3. Struck out
Summary :
Bettis, 1 ; Hartnett, 3. Struck out
by—Hartnett, 6; Bettis, 2; Hol
len, 7. Passed balls—Schildnicht,
1 ; Rabat, 2. Time of game—1:50.
Umpire— H, G. Sasse.
Score of the Other Games.
Kamiah, 6; Ho-Vollmer, 5—at
Cottonwood at Ferdinand—
game postponed.
The League's Standing.
Won Lost Pet.
4 1
Nezperce . 3
Cottonwood .... 2
Ho-Vollmer 2
1 3
1 3
Schedule for Sunday, June 8.
Nezperce at Grangeville.
Ho-Vollmer at Cottonwood.
Kamiah at Ferdinand.
No car built is better adapted to this
country than the Buick—class, efficien
cy and service.
i° cal a g ent > when y° u want a car '
See B. J. Fike, the

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