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OFFICIAL PAPER OP CLEARWATER COUNTY VOLUME VIII NUMBER 4 OROFINO, CLEARWATER COUNTY, IDAHO FRIDAY, APRIL 25. 191!*. 2 Victory Loan Meeting Success Immense Crowd Meets Train 1500 People Listen to Speakers. Orofino, with the aid of visitors from adjacent localities, did itself proud, on Tuesday, in showing un usual interest in the Victory Liber ty Loan exercises and welcoming the Trophy train to the county seat. About 2:30 p. m. the Orofino hand discoursed Inspiring music to the enthusiastic crowd, uniform were arranged in of squads under the leadership of Captain Fairly, Sergeant Bemis and Corporal Hamilton. After the band preliminaries were carried out the soldiers were marched in single file, followed by the officers, to front seats in the Odd Fellow's Hall. The hall was crowded beyond its capac ity, many not being able to gain ad mission. The meeting was called to order by J. S. Hogue, chairman of the Victory Loan Committee. Am erica was sung with a vim that em phasized the patriotic spirit of the assemblage. Evangelist W. W. Crabb delivered the invocation in a spirit of reverance and conscientiousness. The school children, led by Mrs. Phil Canton, enthused the audience by singing a stirring song appropriate to the occasion, "Uncle Sammy, Here's My share." Miss Lillian Shaw- recited "On Flan ders Field" and Miss Margaret Carey rendered "The Debt We Owe," both speaking their parts in a very creditable manner. The principal address of the meet ing was delivered by Prof. A. E. Evans, of the law department of the U. of I., Moscow, ably recited the different incidents in the world war, and made con vincing appeals to the audience to support the Victory Loan and aid Uncle Sam in his final financial set tlement of this world tragedy. After Mr. Evans address Rev. C. C. Parker was requested, by chair man J. S. Hogue, to close the meet ing with prayer, which was feeling ly rendered'by the reverend gentle man. The vast crowd then pro ceeded to the street and followed the "boys in kahki," who were pro ceeded by tfie Orofino band, to the depot. While awaiting the train which was about a half hour behind schedule, the uniformed boys gave an exhibition in calisthenics. After the arrival of the Trophy train, the interested spectators were shown the trophies captured from, the enemy Hun and the different Implements of warfare were fully explained Montiq Gwinn, chairman State Liberty Loan Committee, Capt. A. H. Conner, and others. The visit of the Trophy train and the enthusiastic The boys in column Mr. Evans very llllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH The School of Thrift f inftu can Include all peoples its ence encircles the globe. Ë The students are of every nation ality, age und creed. The lessons to be learned are deep and lasting in their effect—they in clude character-building and mou-sense. com The "course" qualifies for promi nence in any walk of life In uny trade or profession. = Savings Enroll today —start Account in this Institution 1 a E 1 Bank of Orofino ( C 1 MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM. CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $30,000. 5 Percent. On Saving» and Certificate» of Deposit. IDAHO OROFINO, HIIIIHIItllllllUMSIlllllllHIIIMIIIIIIHIIIIIIIMIIIIIlIHlIIIIIIIMIIIMlIIIIIIIIHIIHIHIIHIHHIl addresses of the Victory Loan speak ers made a favorabl impression up on the listening audience that will greatly increase and accelerate the sale of Victory Loan Bonds. •day was perfect and altogether it was a most enjoyable and beneficial occasion. The New G. E. L. and P. Co. Supt. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Keyes are now Orofino residents, being domiceled in the Grangeville Electric Light and Power office building, adjoining the Republican. Mr. Keyes is the newly appointed superintendent of the above mentioned company, with headquarters at the county seat. Mr. Cline, the former superinten dent. will probably be transferred to Kamiah about May first. to C. H. FANS ENJOY •SCRUB GAME Married Nine Vanquish Regulars—A Real Game for Sunday. Orofino ball fans enjoyed a large amount of real fun last Sunday af ternoon when a team composed ot married men vanquished the regular nine in a free-for-all hit 'em and run game of endless innings, though the game was not publicly advertised, a large crowd was pre sent to witness it. The game start ed at two o'clock and the married nine came to bat first—whac-twang and the first pitched ball started rolling for the river and rather breathless old heads circled the ver dant green in one continual round of fun. going stronger each succeed ing inning. It was some time be fore the regulars realized what was happening and then it was too late. The opponents were far in the lead and just as persistent as ever. The innings and scores were not record ed, but it is said that in the 21st frame the tally stood 101 to 23. The game was the first one of the season and was- for practice pur poses only to try out the available material. It is estimated that Oro ttno can produce a nine good enough to hold its own- in the county and with continual practice and work outs, the outlook is bright. The first real game of the season will be staged on the local ground Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, between Orofino and Fraser. A game for Sunday, May 4, between Orofino and Peck is under consider ation and arrangements will proba bly be completed for same in a few days. Al Village Election Results. The Village election, held Tues day April 22nd, resulted in the election of Benj. R. Schmid and Fred puttropp, on the Fireman's Ticket, and F. A. Jones, B. J. Kinne and N. O. Helgeson, on the Citizen's Ticket. Then vote was as follows: Benj. R. Schmid 104, Fred Lutt ropp 97. F. A. Jones 94, B. J. Kinne 89. N. O. Helgeson 84, Phil Canton 71. H. F. Ripley 67. W. A. Wellman 61, Samson Snyder 54, E. H. Ather ton 34. llllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH Bert Kauffman at Belleau Wood Was Mixed in Traffic Jam.—Is now with Army of Occupa tion in Germany. Corporal Albert H. Kauffman. Co. F. 2nd Engineers, son of county auditor, Joseph Kauffman, who vol uneered for service shortly after war Was declared against Germany, by the U. S., is now located on the Rhine and has written some inter esting letters concerning his experi ences over seas, excerpt from one of his letters: "We first did our big fighting, last spring, only about forty miles from Paris, at Belleau Woods. From there we went to Soissons. We will never forget that trip. We had to do most of our traveling at night, after we got up close to the line. That was my first trip after I was put in charge of the pack train. The second night it rained to beat four of a kind and was so dark you couldn't see a thing. We were not allowed any lights, not even a cig arette. We got caught in a tralfic jam at a cross roads. There were 10,000, (or at least it seemed that many) trucks, automobiles, wagons, caissonh, machine guns and every thing else, I think, in France, that had wheels, were trying to go the same way at the same time, outside of about the same number trying to get back. , Finally I spied a little trail on the outsiije of the road, through the woods, and got out of it. When daylight came I found I was with only about two of our wagons and the kitchen, the rest of our train was lost, or we were, we didn't know which, so I was sent back to see if I could find any track of them. I went back about three miles and met the rest of them. They had just got out of the jam. • We got four hours rest that day, then went on and reached our des tination about nine o'clock that eve ning, after being on the road two days and two nights, almost con tinuously." Bert also sent a clipping of an article addressed to the Stars and Stripes, an American army paper published in France. The clipping can be found on page four under the heading "Oh. We're Generous." Following is an Prominent Men with Victory Special. The following named prominent Idahoans ware with the Trophy Train: Montie B. Gwinn, State Chairman of the Victory Loan Com mittee, R„ O. Jones, Secretary of State, Capt. A. H. Conner, Speaker in the thirteenth session of the Ida ho legislature, and who was wound ed in*France; C. T. Arney, Immigra tion Agent of the Nor. Pacific Ry. Co., Joel Priest, Travelling Agent ot the O. S. L.. Rev. Wilsie Martin, pastor of the M. E. Church of Boise ana last, but not least, the inim itable Earl Wayland Bowman, the poet editor of the Golden Trail, and familiarly known as the Mr. Bowman is more "Ramblin Kid." publicity disseminator for the Idaho special, which is sufficient recom menduti- n as to his ability as a newspaper correspondent and writer. The editor of i.h- learwater Repub lican had the pleasure of meeting most of these gentlemen, and they were profuse in their commendation of lli> beautiful Clearwater valley. Shoulder Arms. Every one living in the country is re.i.i. ded that "Shoulder Arms" is the funniest picture ever made, and that it wtli be shown Saturday Mnv 2id, at 2 r m., Rex Theatre, admission i5 i.nd 25 cents. Remem ber a big six reel show including three of the fuiilnest reels ever made. = 1 Track and Field Meet. E There will be a track and field meet at the fair grounds, in Orofino. Friday, May 2nd. The high schools of Nezperce, Weippe, Peck and other outlying towns have been Invited to participate, and the grade schools of the county, have been requested to attend. The grade contests will take place In the forenoon, com mencing at 10 a. m. Aid will furnish a substantial lunch for the occasion, mises to be a real athletic exhibition and will be well worth seeing. A large crowd is anticipated. 1 1 The Ladies This meet pro Large Crowd of Hears Sgt. Boyle Tells of War Experiences.—Lost Leg in Battle.—Cambridge Players Entertain Crowd. The second number of the Mid land Lyceum course, featuring Ser geant Boyle, was held at the Rex last Friday night and was attended 1>y a large crowd, which enjoyed the interesting experinces of the sergeant, as related by himself. Sergeant Boyle enlisted in fall of 1915 and"after training ini Canada and England, arrived "ovet ' there" in August 1916. He first' saw service in the Ypres salient near Kenimel Hill, where he took part in trench raids and gas attacks His battallion was later sent down to take part in the big push on the the : lie took part in the Re SommP. gina trench affair and lost his left leg in the fighting of November 1, 1916. He related many interesting incidents and experiences In his talk which was dotted with humorous war anecdotes. At the close of the talk, he.exhibited several souvenirs, which he obtained in action and prizes highly. While Mr. Boyle is a Scotch-Can adian, he is a real American, and since he has been incapacitated for active#ervlce in France, he has been devoting his time and efforts to for ward the causes of the war over here. He devoted -much time to speaking during the third Liberty Loan campaign and has spent the summer giving patriotic addresses on the Midland Chautauqua circuit and then immediately began a speaking campaign for the fourth Liberty Loan. The Cambridge Players, the last number on the Midland Lyceum course, was shown here Monday, to I a record audience and consisted of | songs and drama taken from scenes ; of famous plays, featuring historic ! clean \ the singing costuming. The humor was and wholesome and above reproach. Orofino people who did not attend these numbers, miss ed a rare treat. Gets Good Position. Preston Richmond, sen of Prof. R. R. Richmond, Superintendent of the Orofino schools, has been appointed i principal of the Nezperce "high school.. This is quite an honor for a ypung man. and we prophesy that he will make good as Uls father is doing, in Orofino. j Orofino Club Rooms. The Orofino Club is at last a reality. Rooms 12, 13, and 14, in the Burns and Brown block, have been comfortably fitted -up. and "The Club" is now a credit to the go-alieaditiviness of the county seat. A pool or billiard table will soon be provided for the entertainment of the club members. The rooms are well supplied with tables and chairs and real comfort and: pleasure can now be date Orofinoites and friends. We club curfew will not be rung until 2 a. in. i experienced by the up to their visiting understand that the | School Bonds Carry. The special election to vote on bonding School District No. 22, to build an auditorium and gymnasium as an addition tç the present brick school building, resulted in favor of the bond, and 24 against. The trustees of this tend to immediately take up bond matter and make preparations for energetic prosecution of these school improvements. The vote was 12 5 for ! district in the Aid Dinner. The Ladles Aid will serve a 25 cent lunch May 2nd. the day of the track meet. at the noon hour, in the Jolly Bullock building, on Johnson .Avenue. the Mrs. Ada Holmberg made round trip to Lewiston. Wednesday, to inspect a commercial traveler's millinery samples and order an up to date additional stock of goods. • Mrs. R. Lamont, of Ahsahka. went home on Thursday's morning train. r Modern Woodmen of America. F. J. Oliver, of Orangeville, Dls trict Deputy of Modern Woodmen of America, is in Orofino, in the in terest of this popular fraternal ben eficiary organization, plain the proposed increase in rates and boost the membership. Modem Woodmen is one of the strongest fraternal insurance organ izations in the United States, and has paid immense losses during the present war. The projected adjust ment of rates will place the Mod ern Woodmen on a conservative basis and still keep the rates down to the very lowest. He will ex The ini ' REPUBLICAN GETS PRINTER : Is World War Veteran, Wounded in Battle at Chateau Theirry. Pvt. Lauren L. Johnson of the U. S. Marine Corps, who came to Oro flno about three weeks ago to work on the Republican, has accepted a position as foreman and will con tinue to work here. His home is in Palouse, Wash. , Mr. Johnson has been in the ser vice almost two years, having joined the Marines in July 1917. He spent three months in intensive war train ing at Mare Island navy yard, Cal., three months at Murine Barracks, Quantlco, Va., and went to France in February, 1918, where he spent another three months in before going into action, longed to the famous Sixth regiment of Marines, attached to the 2nd div ision. He participated in the bat tle of Chateau Thierry in early June and was wounded at Belleau Woods on the 12th of that month. Fortu nately, his wound was very slight, being loctaed in the middle finger of the left hand. He was hit by an Austrian 77 (whiz bang) shell frag ment and was taken to an amerlcan base hospital, where he spent fifty days convalescing. 1, to training He be Upon his discharge from the hos pital, Mr. Johnson was sent back tv to I duty in the service of supr-ly being of | locatedin the city of Parts fur five ; months, doing military police work ! prison duty and prisoner convoying. \ While there he was in several air raids and could hear the explosions and see the damage done by the aer ial bombs and the large German long range guns. He was relieved from duty in Paris in the latter part of December, last, for transfer to the States, arriving at Quantico on February 19. R. i for is Mr. Johnson is on a 70 day leave of absence, not having been dis charged from the service as yet, but expects to be soon, possibly without returning to his post. Upon dis charge he will locate permanently j at Orofino and continue working for the Republican. a in the be of are can He is a live young man, unmar ried. possesses clean habits and is a steady and industrious worker. He has been engaged in the printing industry and newspaper work for eight years and is capable of hand i ling any department of a publica tion in good style. He is a bands man and a ball player and is heart ily welcomed to Orofino to stay. IIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIimilllllllllimilllllllllimi!l.illlllimiHlllllllllllllllll|IIIHHI|| 5 * | S' LIBERTY LOAN BOND INTEREST Interest was due and pay able on Third Liberty Loan Bonds on March 15th. Interest will be due and payable on your Fourth Liberty I>oan Bonds on April 15th. This bank will be pleased to cash your interest cou pons. Bring them in. § ! 3 1 E 1 5 = 5 E FIDELITY STATE BANK I MEMBER AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION. Benj. R. Schmid. Cashier K. C. Wittman, As't Cash. Ê Geo. H. Waterman. President 3 Dr. J. M. Fairly. Vice Presidet I Orofino, Idaho iiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiamiHHiiMiiiiNiiiuaaa World War Vets Organize Make Plans for an Association and Will Affiliate with State and National Organizations. At a meeting, attended by about twenty-five returned .soldiers, held In Orofino. April 22. a temporary organization was formed, to consider what should be done toward forming an association of World War Veter ans. Sergeant Bemis, of the Canad ian Expeditionary Forces, was elect ed chairman. It was the sense of the meeting that all men who have an honorable discharge, or its equivalent, from any branch of service, of this coun try, or any of our allies, and are residents of Clearwater county, should be eligible for membership. A meeting will be held, at the band room, in Orofino, Tuesday, May 6, at 8 p. m., to perfect a per manent organization. It appears, that at least two or ganizations of like character, are In the process of formation in the United States, namely: "Great War Veterans" and "World War Veter ans." According to Sgt. Bemis, the latter is widely organized in Canada and is doing excellent service In aid ing returned men to secure employ- - nient: aiding members anil their de pendents in distress; promoting and fostering loyalty and general com radeship. A committee, consisting of Sgt. Bemis, R. W. Merrill and R. A. Hamilton, was appointed to get to gether as much data as possible, on appropriate constitutions and by laws and the nature and extent ot the organizations formed in thla country, to the end that Clearwater County organization may affiliate with them. Any of this information any source, will be greatly ap preciated by the committee. The County Commissioners of Ne* Perce County have asked that Clear water County join them in celebrat ing Decoration day in Lewiston and that all returned soldiers plan to at tend in uniform. This invitation will be discussed at the meeting May 6. j from Grangemont Highway Commissioners A. U. Fallon, Cully Mooers and j George W. Casteel are daily expect ing their commissions as commis sioners of the Grangemont Highway District, from Governor D. W. Davis. The Grangemont Highway District will soon be fully organized and. preparations made for the improve ment of the Whiskey Creek routs and other highways, in this district. a , ! j day, April 22nd. in the North Fork. North Fork Bond Election Carried: The special election, held Thurs Highway District, to vote on bond ing the district for $140.000. for j highway purposes, was decided in i favor of bonding.