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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
t SUCCEEDING THE SILVER BLADE. SL PRICE $1.00 PER YEAR VOLUME IX. NUMBER 8. RATI1UHUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1903. General News. A Twenty Tears' Sleep. Supt Egan* Bo4y found-Memorial Day— Againet Smoot—Protection in England. E. C. E. From Porto Rico, comes the story of a wonderful twenty years sleep. In May 1883, Marguerita Boyenval was frightened into a cataleptic state. Her only sustenance was milk, fed into her mouth by a reed and through the pores of he skin by means of bath ing. In 1896, she was described as being white as a statue and corpse like as a mummy. Her frame wast ed away until the bones were covered as with parchment. Only the pulse beat bold that the girl lived. Many prominent physicians visited the sleeper during the twenty years. Pthlsis, working on her system, causer! her to awaken. She answered questions with "yes" and "no", but died the day after awakening. 2 The body of 11. F. Egan, Superin tendent of the Great Northern was found June 1, by a searching party, at Lake Five, three miles from Bel ton, Flathead Co.. Mont. Supt. Egan accompanied by I)r. IIoustoD and It. Houston, left Kalispell Nov. 5, 1902, for a days hunt. The party separated, and Egan was lost. Search ing parties were immediately organ ized, but a snow and blizzard rendered u!i efforts futile. A reward of $1,000 was offered by iht Great Northern, for the missing?man. The searchers who found tho body were but recently organized. C. Memorial Dnv was observed by ap propriate exercises throughout the un ion. Every class joined in doing hon or to the nations dead- Graves of the old soldiers,those who fought in the blue and the grey, were decorated, and flowers were strewn upon the graves of the great. Members of the G. A. R. occupied the places of honor in the procession and the exerei ?es and speeches were made by the best ora tors in the laud. Word was received from Frank, Al berta, N. W. T., that a horse, burled in the mine at the time of the great rock slide, was found today, alive and in such condition that it may live, It was 5000 feet below the sur face, with no food, but plenty of wa ter. It had lived thus more than a month. The Presbyterian Assembly. atLos Angeles, Cal,, has passed resolutions calling upon the American people, to use ail honorable means to secure the expulsion, fiom the United States Senats, of Reed Smoot, whom it de nounces as a pollgumist and the di rect representative of the system of plural marriages. The famine in Kwangsi province, China, is said to be appalling. Girls are beiDg sold, by starving parents, to agents from Canton, and Hong Kong, to secure food. Hundreds of people are dying. Jos. Chamberlain, British Colonial Secretary, bas stirrld England by announcing that the protection pol icy arid reciprocity between the col onies and the mother country, will be the burnlug issue of the political campaign, 18 montbs hence. Edward Spencer, who murdered Ella Mundt, a servant girl, in Spo kane, was found guilty of murder in Spencer Is satis the second degree, fled. The murder took plkce on Jan 19th, last. Senator Mark A. Hanna, of Ohio, while he disclaims any ambition for the presidency, discourages the idea of inserting in the republican plat form, any plank nominating Roose velt, as Improper. Mr. Ilanna, how desires re-election to the senate. ever, of Owing to charges of violations the civil service law in the Washing ton postofilce, Postmaster General Payue has instituted an Investigation which necessitates a delay until July 1st, of the establishment of any more rural delivery routes.. State News. Library Commission Permanently Organised—Committee* lamed. A meeting of the supreme court library commission was held at Mos cow, May 19. and the commission was permanently organized by tbe elect ion of the f jliowing officers: Pres. J. E. Babb of Lewiston; first vice pres. Judge E. C. Steele or Moscow; second vice pres. I. N. Smith of Lewiston; sec. S. L. McFarland of Lewiston. The following committees were ap pointed: Building—I. N. Smith, Lewiston; C. W. Beale, Wallace; A- S, Hardy, Grangeville. Library— J. E. Babb, Lewiston; C. L. Heitmau, Rathdrum; E. C. Steele, Moscow. Furniture aod fixtures— C. W. Beale, J. E. Babb and S. L. McFarland. Tbe commis sion will meet in Lewiston on June At that time the reports of the different committees will be presented and it is expected plans for the new building, which will cost at least $10, 090, will be adopted. Xffect at the ing aged had were Mr. last ows, and in All of the was was He He ial to In 2 : The Slate Supreme Court, at Boise has reversed the judgement against C. E. Shuff, sentenced to hang for the murder of Eugene Klein, at Mace, in Shoshone county, in November 1901. Klein was timekeeper for the Stan dard Mining company. Shuff shot him because be was not satisfied with the lime check given him. The de cision is reversed because of an al leged error In the instructions to the jury wherein the subject of insanity is discussed. of R. Mr. John C. Bond has been tendered and accepted thepositionof the Idaho Experiment station, says the Moscow Star. lie is a graduate of the Univer sity of Californi i and has spent four or (Ivey- ars in chemical research, and for the past two rears has been employed in the bureau of chemistry, depart ment of agriculture, at Washington, D. C. He comes very highly recom mended by I)r. Wiley of that depart ment. a Ogden and Salt lake men, have ar ranged to build a big canal to reclaim 75,000 acres of arid land in southern Idaho. The water will be taken from the Soake river. The canal will be 58 miles long, and will cost $400,000. The grocers' association of Spokane is arranging to hold their annual pic nic on the Pend d'Oreilie lake, in July. to the de di of Tor Irregetion » und Commissioner Richards, of the general land office, reports the following funds available for irrigation enterprises under the new law setting aside the moneys received for the sale of public lands in the semi-arid states: Arizona, $81,773; California, $503,270; Colorado, $628,995; Idaho, $507,448; Kansas, $49, 135; Montana, $772,377; Neb raska, $235,194; Nevada, $23, 414; New Mexico; $147,237; N. Dakota, $1,227,496; Oklahoma, $1,008,795; Oregon, $910,961; South Dakota, $307,567; Utah, $146,824; Washington, $794, 088; Wyoming, $385,762. of by pol col will Spo in Klnotlii 10 the Central States. Terrific floods have occurred in Io wa, Kansas, Missouri. Illinotse, Ok lahoma, Georgia and other states. The flood at Topeka has lasted a week and has caused hundreds of houses to be destroyed 200 lives to be lost and 10,000 people made homeless. Dam age was also done at Des Moiocs, Abe line, Council Giove, Kansas City, St. Louis and other places. Railroads have been washed out, thousands of acres of land Inundated, cattle druwn cd, homes ruined and millions of dol lars worth of property destroyed. A tornado in Georgia, June 1, des troyed 100 lives, and rendered 1000 people homeless. for idea plat how of July more , ! The body of Supt. Egan was buried j in Spokane yesterday. County News the way 26, on the the out. and and the of of of Death and Destruction. Xffect of Lightening at Athol—Hall Burned Two Dead» The electrical storm of Monday evening, caused death and disaster at Athol. A bolt of lightening struck the rear part of the Fraternal Halt, setting fire to tbe structure and burn ing It to the ground. James Ray, aged 24, and Ross Dyer, aged 9, who had taken shelter from the storm, were strlken dead in the building. Edward Dyer, father of the boy, was stunned, but with the assistance of Mr. Hackelt and S. II. Watkins, saved the bodies from the burning building. Attempts to save the building were futile, tbe bolt having struck it in the only place where en trance to the roof was afforded. The building was new. It was erected last winter by a stock company of the various fraternal orders. Odd Fell ows, Knights of Pythias, M. W. A. and Rebekahs, held their meetings in it. It was a fine two etorv frame structure,- 60-24 feet and cost abuut $1,600. It was insured for $1000. All the paraphernalia and equipments of the orders were burned. That of the K. l*s. who organized there last winter, had just been received and was valued at $190, James ltay, the man who was killed was married but had no children. He was a Knight of Pythias and was buried under the K. P. auspices, many from Rathdrum being present. He was short stop for the Athol base ball team. Ross Dyer, the boy killed, was ter ribly burned. He was to be buried upon the arrival of his brother and sister from Alberta. lion. Willis Sweet left, Monday evening for San Juan, Porto Rico' to assume the attorney generalship of the island over which we claim colon ial jurisdiction. Mr.Sweet has for years been prominent in the political affairs of Idaho. He came to the territory in 1881 and was associate ter ritorial judge until the admission to statehood did away with that of fice. He was elected as the slate's first congressman aod served for five years, relirng in March 1895. Since then he has been engaged in the prac tice of law and is known us a man possessing one of the best legal minds In the state, a qualification which he has been appointed. IIis family will follow in a lew weeks.—Press. ed or a in A fatal accident occured at the rock quarry last Wednesday in which George White, aged about 60 years, lost his life. He had taken refuge be hind a stump while a blast went off but a rock appears to have come down and struck bim on tbe bead. No one witnessed the accident, the body be ing discovered by George Causton. Coroner Bishop Bid not deem an in quest necessary. The deceased was an employeof the lumber company.Noth ing was known of his people.—Bon ners Ferry Herald. the for the N. Mrs. Mary Hage, wife of C. R. IIage, died at Hope, last week, and was laid to rest at that place, Mon day. The funeral was one of the larg est ever seen in Ilope. Rev. S. M. Ware, of Spokane, officiated. Deceas ed leaves a husband and four children Martha, Barbara, Hugo and Joseph. Deceased was well known in Rath drum where she used to reside. Io Ok to and Abe St. of dol des 1000 lleory W. Hawke, will serve Spo kane county a period of three months and pay or serve out a fine of $400, besides tbe cost of the trial for bis sharp work in attempting to swindle Harry Orttuan outof a large share, of his property, says the Chronicle. From this it is apparent that the report that Hawke had received a sentence of 7 years in the penitentiary, is false. Rev. John Bentzien, of Grace Bap tist church of Spokuoe, is the new Baptist minister of Cour d'Alene. It is said he will lead his congregation in the erection ot a new church build ing to cost $6,090. John Dempsey and bis sister were drowned in a cloudburst in Nez Perce county, Juno 1st. Th* Präsident at Chatcol.t The St. Maries Courier gives an in teresting narrative of a stop which the presidential train, while on its way from Wallace to Spokane May 26, made at Chatcolet a way station on the O. E. & N. railroad, on the Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation, at the mouth of the St. Joe river. Cbat colet consists of a watertank. When the train stopped, the president got out. He saw E. Sarber, a mail carrier and his wife and the bridge tender and another woman standing there, walked toward them and heartily shook hands with the party. The president conversed freely with the party and appeared to he enjoying himself Immensely with the reception committee. He sniffed the pure lake atmosphere and seemed to appreciate the moment of peace and the absence of brass bauds, noise and din. He made himself at home W|th his new friends, spoke glowingly of the beau tiful scenery around Chatcolet, in quired Into the resources of the sur rounding country and the doings among the Indians. The president acted very much like a man who would like to lay over awhile and pull out of the lake some of the spec kled beauties that were jumping out of the water. The bridge tender pre sented to the president a nice string of trout for which he returned thanks, taking the Ush with him to Spokane notwithstanding the stringent game law. ly cess, up and the ock, to his was had by to at to of The Coeur d'Alene Independent has enlarged again. Although not yet a year old the Independent has achiev ed an enviable success. Wm. A. Richmond has been ap pointed postmaster at Naples. Granite. Wm. Gribble made a business trip to Spokane, Monday. J. S. Kelso was a Spokane visit or last week. Wm. Neal, of Athol, was trans acting business in Granite, Sun day. Messrs Lindor and Peacock, made a business trip to Coeur d' Alene, Tuesday. The smoke from Athol's burning hall could be plainly seen here, Monday evening. Justice Schlemlein has received a supply of fish ane game lisences for those who have none. Mr. and Mrs- Arthur Grant, who have been staying at the hotel for the past two weeks, returned to Spokane, Monday. At the school election Monday, Mrs. J. C. Epperson was elected trustee for three years, and J. C. Natvig for one year. The dance last Saturday, was a success, another will be given Jute 6, for the benefit of Sam Starr. B. F. Wilson was up last Friday He expects to begin work on the new school house, this week. Last Monday, Granite witnessed one of the worst thunder storms for several years past. Trees were struck by lightening, but no fur ther damage was done. Ed Ketchum and family, /noved to Coeur d'Alene last week. Manager Green is giving us lots of "hot air" but as far as the saw mill is concerned, it looks like a failure. At the school election, last Mon day, it ttas voted to sell the old school house to the highest bidder as soon as vacated. Surveyor Kendrick, of the N. P. was up last week, surveying a new side track and depot site at King's Spur. Rumor has it that there will be a water tank and agent at King's Spur. , •>. be off one be in an R. and M. bis of that 7 Bap new The world's wealth is estimated at $ 400 , 000 , 000 , 000 , of which immense sum, the United States owns cme fowrth. were Perce of are ness Is his Ills and acts A est at of of us President Roosevelt. Hii Life end Character. Theodore Roosevelt will undoubted ly rank among the greatest of our presidents. From boyhood he has ex hibited qualities of mind, heart and body, which Invariably lead to suc cess, He is an American of the most pronounced type, and by birth, par entage and training combines within himself all the better nationalities, classes and sentiments which make up and belong to this great republic, and which most readily find favor In the popular mind. Roosevelt was born In New York City, Oct. 27, 1858. Ills ancestors came from Holland In the seventeenth century, His father was Theodore Roosevelt who married Martha Bull ock, of an old Georgia family. Thus North aud South can lay equal claim to his parentage. A delicate child, his father taught him how to obtain health aud a robust physique. He was born wealthy, which might have been an unfortunate circumstance, had he not possessed the qualities to overcome it. He graduated from Harvard college at the age of 22, and chose the law for a profession! Jle early acquired strenuous habits, a fondness for athletics, and literature, and a laudabl? ambition to achieve renown. lie began his public career at 23. by running for the Now. York Assem bly. Defeated at first, be strove again and was a member of the body, from 1882 to '84. At 26, he was chairman of the New York delegation to the republican national convention at Chicago, 1884. After this betook up ranch life In Dakota where he re mained a cowboy, hunter and cattle king, until 1886, It was during this two years that be first indulged his taste for literature. In 1880. he was elected mayor of New York, and ad ministered the affairs of that city along the lines of reform. In 1880 he was appointed a member of the United States civil service commission in which capacity he served six years. From 1895 to '96, he was president of the New York police force. In the latter year President McKinley ap pointed him assistant secretary of the navy. In this capacity, Roosevelt was instrumental in having Dswey sent to command the Asiatic squad ron. Roosevelt served the navy de partment until the Spanlsh-Atnerican war commenced, when he became lieutenant-colonel of the FlrstUuitcd Slates Volunteer cavalry, better known as ''Roosevelt's Rough Riders" He served in Cuba, became colonel, and his gallant charge up San Juan bill, is a matter of history He came home a hero, and was elected governor of New York, 1899 and 1900. As governor, Roosevelt's courageous independence and fearless advocacy of the right incurred tbe displeasure of the uiachioe bosses of that state, who thought to get rid of him by having him elected vice-presi dent in 1900. Put his enemies be came his best friends: he became president upon tbe death of McKin ley on Sept. 14, J9C1. It may be con sidered, therefore, that circumstances brought him into prominence, though In no greater degree than Cromwell, Napoleon, Washington or Grant. As president, Roosevelt has surrounded himself with able men, young, in the main, like himself. His administra tion has been very successful, and bis eudeavors to enforce tbe laws, has excited the corporations against him. Not oniy in public life, but in lit erature. Roosevelt's name will be bequeathed to posterity. He is tbe author of what is considered the stan dard *'History of the Naval War of 1812." Other books by him, are "Winning of the West," "Life of Gouverneur Morris," "Life of Thomas Hart Iienlon," History of New York" "American Ideals and Other Essays," "The Wilderness Hunter," "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman," "Ranch Life and the Hunter's Trail," "The Rough Riders," "Life of Cromwell," and "The Strenuous Life." In person. Roosevelt is a little above medium height, of athletic frame and erect bearing. His phy sique is strong and trained to great endurance. His well-shaped head iS covered with a closely cropped growth he to C. a a old P. new be at cme of brown hair, almost auburn It# depth, and bröndth above the earsr are indicative of the intellect, firm 1 ness and decision of which Roosevelt Is noted. Itis forehead is very broad; his countenance is plain, strong and honest, and mobile) espressivo of the thoughts and feelings passing within; Ills eyes are blue, but his sight I# poor, necessitating the wearing of glasses. His nose is rugged, his jaw massive, and his flexible taoutb It t partly coueealed by a small mous tache. Ills voice has been correctly described »9 not pleasant. It is not deep, but is powerful, cleat and pene trating. lie is not an orator; hi# language is plain and strong, tike hi# face, and jnsl as unpretensious. HI# movements and gestures are rapid and vigorous. Rtrenuodsdess is thd mainspring of his character: he think# acts and talks with ail bis might; A peculiarity of Roosevelt Is his dis play of bis teeth when talking with great earnestness. One of his stropg est characteristics Is h!S ability to b<f at home, equally well at a White' House reception, among the cowboy# of tbe plains, amid the whistling bullets of battle, or In the solltudtf# of the forest, with his dog and guff us his only companions. of of As bis lit be tbe of are of and phy iS f Hovel Squirrel Killer Mr. B. C. Dowdy has discovered # novel and inexpensive method of ex terminaling ground squirfeR Htf takes a tin fruit can which has been opened ut one end. In the other eact he makes a small hole, nob quite a# large as a silver dollar- After the squirrel has disappeared In his bor* ough he puts the cart with tbe small hole toward the top. The squirrel at-' tempts to come out but cannot, lid see tbe opening, but can not get thruught It, and apparently 1 docs nob understand wby, and has not Ingenuity enough to attempt to dig around the can, consequently ho stays in the grouud aud starves to dcaLh. Mr, Dowly says he has ttled this meth od in a field of alfalfa When the squir rels were so numerous they were mak ing havoc with tbe succulent grassl and completely exterminated them; The discovery of this way of killing them was purely accidental, but a# Mr. Dowly hasen't gut a patent on the process anybody is free to use it who care to.—Moscow .Star, Post Falls. Nick Jerry made a flying trip ttf Wallace, the forepart of the week? The sick are convalescing and it is hoped the qbarantine will soon be raised. McGillis & Gibbs are placing thé machinery in the new mill and wilt soon be ready for business. Prof. W. O. Cummings ha# moved his household goods ttf Coeur d'Alene. Miss Wilttlah Mctiuire left, Sun day, for Montana, to take up * homestead. She has a brothel there. The electrical storm on Monday night, was the worst that has visit-» ed these parts for years. NodanU age is reported. Miss Cora Kenedy is very much elated over her scccess at the re cent teacher's examination. Shtf received a second grade certificate. The electric road Contractors, have 30 or 40 teams at Vvork here. They are completing the fills and cuts and have put in the culvert# Rocks are being blasted if! the cut west of town, and grading ha# commenced on the Â1 Newsome place. "I have been troubled for some-» time with indigestion and sour stom-» acb," says Mrs. Sarah W. Curtis, o i Lee, Mass., "and have been taking Chamberlain's Stomach and Livef Tablets which bäve helped me ver f much so that now 1 can eat many things that before I could not." If you have any t rouble wftb your stom ach whj uot take these Tablets and get well? For sale by Dr. F. Wenz. 'The body ol Assessor Wagultz of Missoula has been found in the Clark# Fotk, near Trout Creek.