Clearwater Repu blican
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CLEARWATER COUNTY
VOLUME VIII NUMBER 3
OROFINO, CLEARWATER COUNTY, IDAHO
FRIDAY, APRIL IS 1919.
Wounded in Battle and Is Re
covering From the In
Ray Perciful, son of Mr. and Mrs.
G. C. Perciful, formerly of this city,
but now residents of Walla Walla,
Wash., arrived in Stites last Friday
to visit with the family of his sister,
Mrs. D. C. Howard. Ray was one of
the fortunate boys of this commun
ity who did service in the U. S.
army in France and was able to re
turn although severly wounded.
He enlisted at Seattle, March 30,
1917 and did guard duty at the ship
yards for six months and then was
transferred to Camp Mills. Long
Island, N. Y., where preparatory
training was given for overseas du
ty. After remaining here four
months at this camp he was trans
ported to nrest, France, where a
three months course of training was
taken and then transferred to the
2 3th Division at Chateau Thierry,
where he served until wounded. At
this place he received shrapnel, ma
chine gun and gas wounds.
The first w-ound was from a high
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explosive shrapnel which struck .
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him on the right leg below the knee. „
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Phis wound was large enough to .
lay in a medium sized banana, al- 1
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though the bone was shattered i
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and the wound has healed nicely,
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there will always remain a very
ugly scar. A machine gun bullet
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penetrated the left shoulder and lo- ,
rated under the arm where the sur
geons removed the bullet. This shot
knocked him over in a gas hole and
he received severe gas burns, but re
taining hts presence of mind to keep
gas mask adjusted properly kept
him from suffocating.
He was in constant action for
three days and nights under shell
fire before being wounded. The day
before he was severly wounded a
large shell exploded 'and completely
covered him up. but he was <\ble to
wiggle out and proceeded with the^
After receiving his wounds he
gave himself first aid as best he
could. Chewing the retaining string
off the gas mask and lying it above
the knee to stop th flow of blood
from the wound. After being taken . its
hack a runner gave him first aid in i old
a dilapidated dugout and then was
taken to regimental first aid; From 1
here he was taken to evacuation hos
pital No. 4 where the machine gun
bullet was removed.
He was then !
taken to Paris on the hospital train ! at
two days after being wounded and j
remained in the base and convales- j
cent hospital three months.
sailed for the United States. January j
13, 1919 and arrived at
Boston the |
22nd and remained in the military 1
I INSURANCE SERVICE
Many ( f our citizens find it con
venient to transact their insur
ance business where they do their
The officers of this institution
issue insurance and also extend
helpful information to those in
terested as to the merits of the
Your conference on this impor
tant matter wilt be appreciated.
We insure automobiles.
Industrial Accident or Work
men's Compensation Insurance.
S ' of
I □ Bank of Orofino [
MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $30.000.
5 Percent. On Savings and Certifiicates of Deposit.
I O R' O F 1 N O ,
hospital at Camp Devons one month,
and was transferred to Camp Lewis
where he was honorably discharged.
Ray is well and favorably known
in this community, having come to
this section with his parents when 9
years of age, received his schooling
here and grew to manhood, and has
the distinction of being one of the
cleanest young men raised in the
city. When President Wilson called
for volunteers Ray answered the call
and went forth to do his duty in the
spirit of patriotism to relieve the
world from military oppression.
Everyone in the city is asking them
selves what can be done for this
young man, who went on the field
of battle ready to sacrifice more
than all our earthly gains, and to
show in substantial way that we ap
preciate him as a citizen and a sol
dier of the greatest, world war.
It has been suggested that he
take advantage of the government
vocational school at Seattle and pre
pare for the oportunties offered and
make applicatiou for postmaster at
Slites when a new appointment is to
be made. There is not a patron of
the office who would refuse to en
dorse this young man and he would
receive a unanimous support of the
people and under conditions oi to
day there is no oilice too good for
the young men who have given us
Remember, let us do something
Ray Perciful was a former popu
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liar Orofino boy, and his many
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I friends here are pleased to hear of
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him again, and are proud of his
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I record as a soldier in defense of his
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! country s rights. We hope he iS
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appointed postmaster at Stites, as
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suggested by the Enterprise. There
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is nothng too good for our soldier
substantial for llie boys.—Stites En
Gets Government Agency.
W. A. Wellman has been appoint- 1
ed agent for the government's War
Risk Insurance Department. Mr.
Wellman's duty is to furnish infor
mation to holders of government in
surance and protect them from un
scrupulous agents, who might try to
discourage the retention of govern
ment insurance policies, by deceit
ful methods, and endeavor to induce
the taking out of other protection I
to secure the commission. He re
ceives no remuneration for this ser
Mr. Wellman is also agent]
for the Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance company, one of the
strongest organizations in the U. S.
The fact that over 35 per cent of
. its new business is written on its
i old members, is evidence of its pop
Mrs. Debaun Succumbs.
The Republican Is grieved to re
! port the death of Mrs. J. E. Deb&un.
! at Clarkston. on Wednesday,
j Debaun is a
j Mrs. Horace Noble and has been ill
daughter of Mr. and
I for some time.
The remains will be
j interred in Lewiston on Friday. The
| Republican extends heartfelt sym
1 pathy to the bereaved family.
At Meeting in the High School
Building Moqday Evening.—
Big Improvement Planned.
An interesting and Important
meeting was held Monday evening,
in the High School building, to dis
cuss the advisability aud necessity
of voting school bonds at a special
election, to be held on the 21st day
of April, at the High School Build
ing, District No. 22.
Richmond opened the meeting and
fully explained the necessity and
advantage of the proposed additions
and imrpovements to the brick
school buildng. Joseph Kauffman.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
stated that the boards approval of
the bond issue was unanimous.
C. H. Ede, another member of the
Board of Trustees, went into the
financial aspect of the proposed issu
ance of bonds in a thoroughly con
vincing manner, showing beyond the
question of a doubt, the advantages
that would accrue to the school dis
Prof. R. R.
trict by Hie
expenditure of the a
mount raised, toward the construct
ion of an auditorium and gymnas
The addition of these school
conveniences and necessities would
create greater interest among the
students and would obviously be a
great satisfaction to the teachers.
Our poorly equipped school 'facilities
for the physical improvement and
entertainment of the scholars are
discouraging factors in the retention
of competent instructors
Smith further discussed the advis
ibility of voting bonds for the im
provement of our schools, and very
fitingly suggested a memorial in
honor of one of our former high
school athletic students, whose mar
tyrdom to the cause of American j
liberty we are all sincerely proud of. ; e
The amount of the proposed boifb ;
issue, $17,000, together with the
surplus in different funds will be
sufficient to make the
additions and improvements, and
furnish School District No. 22 an up
to date educational institution. At
tend the election and vote in favor
of the bonds.
ATTORNEY BUTLER ATTACKS
Hot Shot From Committee For a
At the good roads meeting. Tues
day evening, at the Rex, Attorney
Fred" E. Butler, of Lewiston, who
is conducting the dissolution pro
ceedings againt the Orofino High
way Distict, attacked the adminis
tration of highway affairs as carried
out by their board of commissioners.
The effect of Mr. Butler's criticism
resulted in the issuing of a printed
circular, which can be
found on I
Writ of Injunction.
A writ of injunction was
yesterday after,toon, out of the Dis
trict Court. Second Judicial Distict.
enjoining the Board of Commission
ers. of the Orofino Highway District. e
from proceeding wit the bond elect
ton, set for Saturday, April 19th.
Lunch will be served at the M. E
Church commencing at 5 p. m. Wed
Methodist Church Notes
We have a splendid Sunday 1
j School and a good attendence.
i have two real needs: More scholars
I and more teachers. Your presence
is a vote for a larger, better school.
S' Will you not lend your aid?
The Easter Services are among
the best of the Christian year. We
want to help you get the most out
' of life. Right relattons toward God
morning will help you.
man are necessary to lasting
The sermon Sunday
Our Centenary Program Is now
getting first place In the church.
This program carried out will pro
vide thousands of workers for
needy fields: will put the church at
home at real service;
work in tile home field. $40.000.000
for the foreign work, and $25.000.
000 for war reconstruction, both at
home and abroad. Can not detail
the plans here, but will do so in
Help us In these
plans. They are succeeding
F. L! Moore. Pastor.
I Highway Meeting
Held at the Rex
Prominent Good Roads Advo
cates Give Addresses. Large
Crowd Was Present.
A highway meeting was held in
the Rex Theatre Tuesday night to
boost the building of good roads
generally and the construction of
the Lewis and Clark highway, par
ticularly. Dr. J. W. Givens presided
us chairman of the assemblage, in
troducing the speakers In laudatory ' tlle
R. C. Beach, President of the Lew-] 22,
is and Clark Highway; E. C. White.!
Chairman of the Lewiston Highway]
District; F. E. Butler, a prominent]
lanviston attorney; P. R. Bevls, I
President of the Lewiston Commer
cial Club; and Frank Thompson, i
(Secretary-Treasurer of the Lewiston ! ol
Highway District, each addressed
meeting on tlic^ construction of no
good roads and the raising of funds
by bond issue. The speakers were
all Lewiston people and good
boosters for highway development
and are particularly interested ln I
the projected Lewis and Clark High-!
way. There appeared to be a senti,
ment in favor of bonding and the
visit of these enthusiastic good
roads advocates from Lewiston has
j upon which paymnet will be requlr
awakened an additional interest in
construction of. new and iin
The meeting was well at
tended and the efforts of the speak
ers to stir up interest in the good
load movements was fully appreci
Victory Liberty Loan Payments.
Carter Glass, Secretary of the
Treasury, has announced the dates
; e d on the notes of (he Victory Lib
j erty Loan as follows.
! 10 per cent with application on
I or before May 10.
10 per cent on or before July 15.
20 per cent on or before Aug- !
20 per cent on or before Septem
20 per cent on or before Octo
20 per cent on or before Novem
ber 11, with accrued interest on de
Payment in full can be made on
May 20, the 10 per cent required
with application having been duly
paid on or before May 10,
ment can also be completed on any
installment date with accrued inter
Boys Report Eight Feet of Snow
Ted Blake. Ralph Willhlte, and
I Kdas (Weseman reached Orofino, ]
from Headquarters, Thursday after
They have been working
with the Clearwater Timber Co's.
I surveying crew, who are now doing
topoRraphlcal work> on Alder rre ek. !
about s , x m| , es from Headquarters,
Tfcey report the snow from on „ to
e , Rht f(M>t depp Supplies are beinR ]
packed |n frQm headquarters to the j §
surveying camp by the boys, «ho
j carry, about seventy pounds apiece,!
strapped to their shoulders.
Republican of April 11th. concern
lnR the tran f er n f village
Exception has been taken to an
article appearng In the Clearwater!
from one fund to another.
] Republican simply printed the item
as an incident of the firemen's
meeting, and as matter of news, the S
same as other references made by :
the member of that assemblage. ■ S
The Republican made no assertion S
but merely stated that division of S
I funds had been discussed by the 5
Fifth Liberty Loan Special.
The Fifth Liberty l.oan Special will
arrive in Orofino at 4:30 p. in. and de
part at 5:30 p. m. on Tuesday, April 22.
soldiers, as well as speakers will ac
company the train. It is planned to
carry a few singers to lead in patriotic
songs at the meeting and inspiring mus
ic will be provided for the entertain
ment of the auditors Don't forget the
date, and be sure to be at the depot for
this patriotic occasioa.
Benj. R. Schmid
William A. Wellman
H. F. Ripley
E. H. Atherton
F. A. Jones
B. J. Kinne
N. O. Helgeson
State of Idaho, County of Clearwater,
Village of Orofino, ss
' tlle Village of Orofino, on me tick
1 hereby certify that the forego
ing names have been certified
J filed as candidates for Trustees of
above, to be voted for April
J. 1$. Loomis, Village Clerk, as
Atherton Withdraws From Ticket. 1,0,1
E. H. Atherton announces that he !
lias given notice,
withdrawal from the
Mr. Atherton requests that j
no votes be cast for him, as he, pos
itively, will not qualify, If elected,
I t ]io
to the city clerk.
Gets Studebaker Agency
Chas. O. Portfors intends to han
Studebaker car and
out on Tuesday's
bring in a new
The Studebaker is a high pfl-ade car
and will stand the test with any
car on the market
induing train to
auto of this make.
It has come to be known as a sub
stantial car. and naturally that has
attracted it to substantial people.
When a man comes in to buy, he is
thinking of the freedom from annoy
ance he will enjoy in its ownership.
It will pay you to visit us and
examine this car.
The gasoline consumption is un
usually low. The tire mileage is un
Place your order now for future de
livery or you may be disappointed.
H. P. HANSON
LIBERTY LOAN BOND I
Interest was due and pay
able on Third Liberty Loan
Bonds on March 15th.
Interest will be due and
payable on your Fourth
Liberty Loan Bonds
I his bank will be pleased
to cash your interest cou
pons. Bring them in.
FIDELITY STATE BANK
S MEMBER AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION.
E Geo. H. Waterman. President
; Dr. J. M. Fairly. Vice Presidet
Beni. R. Schmid. Cashier 5
K. C. Wittman. As't Cash.
Chairman's Handling of Present
Situation Tactful—Talking Soli
darity, Not Candidates.
•Washington, April 3. Will Hays,
chairman of the Republican Nation
al Committee, lias come, lias seen,
and lias gone away with llie im
pression that the Republicans in tli i
House are going to compose their
differences and give the country au
example of constructive legislation
in the next session which will make
•the party "go over the top" in 1920
as it did in 191S.
Mr. Hays found a
1,0,1 an,t handled himself, us usual,
tactfu,ly - lest ,h ** older heads in tha
party get the Idea that he was uti
duly meddling. Denials have been
made that Mr. Hays sought to have
the steering committee enlarged, but
that's what Is going to happen even
tually, and on that steering commit
tee will be representatives of labor
and of the fanning interests, as wel
as other elements from which the
Kepublcan party hopes to derive Us
strength In 1920.
Unquestionably Mr. Hays wants a
liberalization of the House steering
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