OFFICIAL PAPER OP CLEARWATER COUNTY
VOLUME VIII NUMBER 4
OROFINO, CLEARWATER COUNTY, IDAHO
FRIDAY, APRIL 25. 191!*.
Immense Crowd Meets Train
1500 People Listen to
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
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
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
Mr. Evans very
The School of Thrift
can Include all peoples its
ence encircles the globe.
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
The "course" qualifies for promi
nence in any walk of life In uny
trade or profession.
Enroll today —start
Account in this Institution
Bank of Orofino (
MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $30,000.
5 Percent. On Saving» and Certificate» of Deposit.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Track and Field Meet.
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.
This meet pro
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
lie took part in the Re
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
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
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 !
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.
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
date Orofinoites and
club curfew will not be rung until
2 a. in.
experienced by the up to
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
and 24 against.
The trustees of this
tend to immediately take up
bond matter and make preparations
for energetic prosecution of these
The vote was 12 5 for !
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
LIBERTY LOAN BOND
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
This bank will be pleased
to cash your interest cou
pons. Bring them in.
FIDELITY STATE BANK
MEMBER AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION.
Benj. R. Schmid. Cashier
K. C. Wittman, As't Cash.
Geo. H. Waterman. President
3 Dr. J. M. Fairly. Vice Presidet
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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