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$2.00 PEU YEAR.
RATHDRUM, IDAHO. SATURDAY. JUNE I. 1895
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Bhe Creamery is in Operation and
$ Prospects are Flattering,
STOCKHOLDERS ARE WELL PLEASED.
M The Rathdrum creamery began oper
Kation on the 20th of May, and the
»business men of this place who fur
« nished the money to start the enter
Il prise are well pleased with the success
of their undertaking.
I The creamery started off with 1,175.
pounds of milk the first day, but the
supply has increased each day since
the enterprise has been in opéra
tion and at present nearly 3,000
pounds is the daily average v with pros
pects that this amount will be dou
bled within a few months. Its pa
trons are increasing daily, and are
scattered over the whole prairie from
Hauer to Hayden lake. As soon as
the farmers realize the bene
fits of an institution of this kind
there is no doubt that the creamery
will run at its fullest capacity, which
is 15,000 pounds of milk daily. At
present the farmers are receiving an
average of about 80 cents per cwt. for
their milk, which amounts to about
20 cents per pound of butter. The
institution is turning out a superior
i, article, and good orders for butter are
1 already coming in from neighboring
* I The creamery is located in Ray's
Edition and consists of a frame
Structure 26x50 feet, 14 feet high,
with a projecting platform roofed ov
er where the milk is received and
'weighed. A neat cupalo lends at
y tractiveness to the exterior as well as
! to thoroughly ventilate the interior.
-The interior is divided into engine
jî room, 14x26 feet; work room, 18x26
feet; office, 10x12 feet; cold storage
f.room, 6x18 feet, and a room 12x18
feet where sufficient ice will be packed
to last through the season. A 12
horse power boiler and engine fur
nishes the power.
In the work room are three vats of
300 gallons' capacity each; one De La
valle "Alpha" cream separator, with
a capacity of separating 1,300 .pounds
of milk per hour; one churn, capacity
300 gallons per each churning; one
latest improved "National" butter
worker, with a capacity of 300 pounds;
and numerous other appliances and
fixtures, io fact everything that is
necessary or can be of use in a thor
oughly equipped creamery. The to
tal equipment was furnished by the
Creamery Package Manufacturing Co.
of Mankato, Minn. The construction
of the building and furnishing of the
entire plant was under the manage
y ment of Mr, O. O. Briggs of this
! place, a man of thorough knowledge
I and many years' experience in thebus
iness, having been employed in Min
peso ta in ode of the best creameries
Mo the state.
The institution, unlike most of its
kind, presents a neat and inviting ap
*pearance, which proves that Its many
agement is in experienced hands, and
Mr. Briggs deserves credit for his
work. Nearly every person in town
has been to visit the creamery, and
not a few strangers have also been in
sœcting, and all go away Well pleased
and with words in praise of the enter
prise on their lips. Thus starts off,
under the most favorable conditions,
this latest enterprise of Rathdrum.
DECORATION AT POST FALLS.
The Patriotic Veterans and Citizens
Turn Out in Force,
AN ADDRESS BY COLONEL DAVIS.
George Wright post G. A. R. and
the W. R. C., together with the pa
triotic citizens of Post Falls did them
selves great credit Memorial Day.
The weather was favorable, being all)
that could be desired after a rainy
week. At an early hour teams were
seeu coming from all directions, and
by 10 o,clock the quiet little village
looked like a metropolis. Starting
from the Grand Army hall, headed by
the old soldiers and the ladies of the
Relief Corps, the throng marched to
the cemetery bearing baskets of flow
ers which were strewed upon the
graves, not, only of the ^soldiers who ;
lie buried there, but all others were
kindly remembered with wreathes and
After returning from the cemetery
lunch was served in the G. A. R. hall.
This part of the program was presid
ed over by the ladies of the Relief
Corps and they certainly did them
selves credit on this occasion, having
plenty left after all were fed.
At 1:30 P. M. the assemblage gath
ered at the M. E. church where the
program was completed. The school
children oncupied the front seats and
under the leadership of Miss Harriet
Wheatley gave the flag salute, au ex
ercise very appropriate for the occa
sion. Recitations were delivered by
pupils from State Line, Spokane
Rridge and Post Falls schools, music
was rendered" by the choir consisting
of Mesdames Dart and Foy, Miss
Mamie Bump and Messrs. Dart,
Smith, Sträthern and Cotton.
The event of the day, however, was
the address by Col. Davis of Spokane,
formerly of Cheney. Col. Davis spoke
almost one hour holding his audience
He tquchingly re
as» if by magic,
ferred to the veterans before him,
whose gray beard and wrinkled faces
betokened age and hardship.
Grand Army of the Republic is rapid
ly passing away, and very soon the
last Commander will bring down the
gavel calling the members to order,
but there will be no one to respond.
He also paid high respect to the Wo
man's Relief Corps, and to those
whom the Union forces confronted.
About twenty-five wére present
(from Rathdrum,' including Supt.
^Melder who occupied a chair of honor
in the s]
When the World's Annual Product
Was At the Highest Figures
BAR SILVER WAS WORTH $1.29 PER OZ
In 1873 the price of bar silver in
London was $1.29 and . the world's
productions of silver Was 63,267,000
ounces. In 1894 the world's produc
tion was 152,071,800 ounces, and had
fallen to $0.63}. Can not the reader
see the relation of the facts to each
If there were no other important'
facts bearing upon the subject, it
would appear very plain to thef reader
that the decreased price per ounce is
due solely to the increased supply.
However, anything that would limit
the demand would also tend to reduce
The demonetization of silver in 1873
, limited the demand, and necessarily
had something to do with reducing
In 1852 the world's annual product
of silver was 26,032,580 ounces. In
1873 it was 63,267,000 or an increase
of 143 per cent. In 1894 it was 152,
071,800 or an increase in the latter
twenty-one year period of only 140
percent. In 1852 the price of silver
in the London market was $1.29 per
ounce, just the same as it was in
1873. Under twenty-one years of free
coinage, from 1852 to 1873, the
world's annual products of silver in
creased 143 per cent., and the value
of an ounce of silver was the same at
the end of the period as at the begin
ning of the period; under twenty-one
years of a single gold standard, from
1873 to 1894, the world's annual pro
duct of silver increased only 140 per
cent., but at the end of the period,
the price of bar silver in the London
market was only 62} cents per ounce,
less than half what it was at the be
ginning of the period.
We presume the reader can see the
relation of these facts, to each other
But that isn't all.
gold is subject to the law of supply
and demand just the same as the val
ue of silver or any other commodity.
The demonetization of silver not only
lessened the demand for silver but it
increased the demand for gold,
value of the two metals were effected
equally but in an inverse ratio. The
value of gold was appreciated just as
the value of silver was depreciated.
Instead of saying that silver had
fallen to$0.63} per ounce, it would be
equally correct for our esteemed
friends to say that the price of gçld had
advanced to more than double. Id
fact it would be more nearly correct.
One dollar ih gold would purchase
not only twice as much silver in 1894
as it would in 1878, but it would pur
chase twice as much of almost any
Another point that throws consid
erable light on the question, Is the
fact that in June, 1890, congress,
temporarily at least, partially restor
ed the monetary demand tor sll
The value of
ver by passlpg
der the pirovlitoai
ozs. silver were; p
trepan ry vaults,
many pernicious *
the price of sUvei
from $1.02 to $1*10
than four mW*
the fact shows what th<
necessarily have been
man bill fully restc ,s iä
demand Tor silver,*!
the United States?!
footing with; gold*
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«'V* > v ~ J * r w l fi-j
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in her history begatt
of compulsory educa
ar to the one i n to«
ng just been slgi
Most of the schools
county are i h session, a
ports reoeived by the county
tendent, the average dbflytfel
is much greater than usual.
Miss Mane Wheatly is teaching the
La Clair school, east of Ooeur d'Alene
City. Miss Wheatley is a first-class
teacher and her success Is assured.
Miss Lelia Jones of Post Falls is
teaching at district No. 123, „
Miss Kittle Rusho ty
rod at Granite. Miss Rusho is ope of
the brightest pupils of the Rathdrum ,
school, and we predict for her great''
Ed wi n McBee, prl ncipai th«
Coeur d'Alene school,
successful year Friday, May 31.
Me Bee wi 11 engage in the prac
law in the future, so the prol
will loseoneof its most able members.
Miss Louise Alhaugh of l
teaching at Algoma, and is gh
MIrs Lula Leonardy of Pos$
has been attending the Cheney nor
mal school for the last year. >
Miss Grace Burns closed a very suc
cessful term at Hoodoo Vallpy, a short
time ago. She is contemplatlng attend**
ing the normal school at^ Cheofey in
a short time. ' N
Handsome portraits of Was
and Longfellow will hereafter adorn
the walls of the Rathdrum school.
Superintendent Melder visited se^
eral schools in the valley last week.
Miss Katie Forde is teaching à sub
scription school at Post Falls. . *
The next teachers exam!nation?will
he held in Rathdrum August 1, $
3. Many who now hold second grade
certificates expect to
amination to try for a
About twenty pupils of
school attended the
erci8es at Post Falls Decoration day.
Raise the standakl of those who
teach and yon must certainly lift^up
the ideas of those tau