the RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXIV, NO. 25
RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY,
IDAHO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1918
fl.00 PER YEAR
IDAHO CROP REPORT
Increase Shown In Corn Prc
(By Julius H. Jacobson, Field Agent
Corn:— The average yield of corn
increases each year as It becomes
evident that the crop can be grown
successfully In certain sections of the
In a large part of the state
ensilage of the highest quality can he
The past season Was very
favorable, an average yield of 37
bushels being secured, compared with
31 bushels last year and a ten year
average of 31.8 bushels. The quality
is reported as 90 per cent.
Potatoes:—A preliminary average
yield of 185 bushels of marketable
potatoes is reported for the state,
indicating a production of 5,180,000
bushels, compared with a yield of
156 bushels last year and a production
of 6,084.000. Reports Indicate that
70 per cent of the potato crop is
grown for market in this state.
For the United States the average
yield is 98 4 bushels per acre with a
preliminary estimated production of
390 . 101.000 bushels, compared with
442.536.000 bushels last year.
Apples:—Only 12 per cent, of a
normal commercial crop of apples is
indicated, which is equivalent to
Field Peas:—Production of con
tract and commercial peas compared
with normal is 120 per cent grain and
118 per cent forage.
weather the latter part of the season
did much to increase the tonnage of
Surrender of Germany.
The armistice dated Nov. 11, was
signed by Marshal Foch on behalf of
the entente allies, and by the author
ized delegates of the new government
at Berlin, on behalf of Germany.
Uuder its terms Germany agrees to
Cessation of hostilities six hours
Immediate evacuation of Belgium.
France, Alsace-Lorraine and Luxum
hurg within 14 days, also of Russian
provinces, Roumania aud Turkey,
leaving the country aDd supplies in
tact and the Inhabitants unharmed,
allied and U. S. forces in the west to
follow closely, cross the German
frontier and occupy within 31 days
all territory as far as the Rhine and
all strategic points along the Rhine
and territory surrounding such points
in a radius of 30 kilometers east of
Repatriation of inhabitants of
those countries, within 15 days.
Surrender in good condition of
5000 cannon, 25,000 machine guns,
3000 tuinenwerfer, 1700 airplanes,
5000 locomotives, 150,000 railroad
ears, and 5,000 motor lorries, the
railways and all material and equip
ment to operate them.
Germany to bear the cost of up
keep of the allied arid TJ. S. armies of
occupation in the Rhineland.
Give up all allied and U. S. prison
trs of war at once, without reciproci
Give the allies free access to Russia
by way of Dantzig or the Vistula.
Abandon the treaties of Bucharest
Evacuation of East Africa by the
Repair damage done, restore money
stolen from the national bank of
Belgium and turn over to the allies
the gold taken from Russia and
Surrender, intact, all German sub
marines, 6 battle cruisers, 10 battle
ships, 8 light cruisers and 50 destroy
ers, all other warships to be disafmed
und placed under supervision of the
Give the allies free access to the
Baltic and German territorial waters
and occupation of German defense
Evacuate all Black sea ports and
Rive up all enptured ships.
The duration of the armistice is 30
Idaho State News Items.
Foster, chief of the
Noise Are department, had his right
cheek bone b'own away Friday morn
ing shortly after to o'clock when a
280 calibre Ross ritle, which he was
shooting, exploded in bis hands and
tlew thetreech bolt back into Foster's
State Fuel Administrator C. C.
Anderson, through the press and by
letters to the coal dealers throughout
the state, is endeavoring
a ''store your winter coal now'
P-ign throughout southern and south
The adjutant general's office re
ceived instructions which
mitted to all county draft board®,
cancelling all pending induction calls,
recalling all draft men who
enroute to cantonments and instruct
ing that men under the September,
1918, registration above 36 are not to
be classified on the questionnaires.
Boyd Kelly Frazier, the Jerome
young man who died three days after
he had returned home from the S. A.
T. G. at Moscow suffering from lack
of medical attention for a
of Spanish iniluenza, failed to report
to officials at the university that he
was sick, although be had every
opportunity to receive medical at
tention, according to a letter written
Dr. E. A. Bryan, commissioner of
education, by E. H. Lindley, presi
dent of the university, explaining the
results of an investigation by two
Jerome citizens, one of them the
Trying for a week to gain admit
tance to the Idaho state penitentiary,
and at last succeeding in achieving
his desire, John Kidd of Cassia coun
ty is now serving a term of from 1 to
14 years after having been con
victed September 23 of grand larceny
in the county from which he halls.
Kidd broke jail in Burley October 15
and worked his way to Boise so that
he could make his application to the
penitentiary In person and had been
awaiting his commitment papers for
Two complete distilling plants, fur
making liquor, have been captured in
Latah county aud the men operating
them are now in jail. Steve Weller
(he act of making
was caught in
liquor in the basement of the Urquo
hart building on Third street in the
tiusiness center of Moscow.
Tbyl, a bachelor, was caught In the
timber between Trov and Avon by
Sheriff Jasper J. Campbell, and was
brought to Moscow with a complete
still aod 15 gallons of liquor
citizens of Idaho who
remember the days when
individuality of the editor and his
ability to see the human
local affairs, which he properly
will feel a pang of regret,
clipped from high
with newspapermen of the stale.
announcement that The Idaho
World of Idaho City, one of the news
i of the state whose files are
rich with historic
expired after an
15 000 to keep The World turning,
Idaho City in the Boise Basio mining
district has dwindled to only 149 and
five of them are Chinamen.
A commission appointed for the
purpose bas found that a total of
*1 921 000,000 in money and property
has been stolen from Belgium by the
during the war.
Both houses of congress pass to
republican control by the Section o
NoV 5. In the senate of the both
congress the republicans will have a
majority of two, and in the house 4J.
CELEBRATION IN RATHDRUM
Victorious End of The War Proclaimed
Awakened Holiday Spirit.
school grounds. The band played
Rathdrum celebrated the end of
Rathdrum celebrated the end of
the war Monday with manifesta
tions of gladness that crystalized
into an organized street parade
and stated program of music and
speeches, a bonfire and barbecue.
the time the joy bells
announced the signing of the
armistice that brought a cessation
about 3:30 in the
morning, until the barliecue was
over and the bonfire had burned
low, the holiday spirit pervaded
the entire town and vicinity.
The ringing of the bells, honking
of nut© horns and firing of
got out a large crowd before day
light, and sunrise found the town
in gala attire with its flags and
bunting displayed in profusion
down both sides of the main street.
Early in the day O. G. Farnsworth,
chairman of the locaL advisory
committee started arrangements
for the evening celebration. Com
mittees were appointed and speak
were raised and a trip made to
Spokane to purchase fireworks.
Another committee was assigned
the work of preparing the barbe
cue, and another to gather fuel for
the bonfire at the school grounds
and to install the necessary lights
on the stairway and porches.
In the afternoon a large crowd
assembled down town to receive
and give vociferous welcome - to
some twenty-six auto loads of
CtKur d'Alene citizens who came
over to return the visit made to
their town by people of Rathdrum
and vicinity the evening of Nov.
The evening parade consisted of
a long line of autos appropriately
decorated headed by four individ
uals on horseback, Miss Edna
Layton, representing the Goddess
of Liberty; Art Foster, soldier;
Clark Hill, sailor, and Miss Stella
Hurrell, Red Cross nurse. The
line of the parade started at the
bank corner, east to Idaho street,
thence to Crenshaw's addition,
back to First street by Cœur d'
Alene street and thence to the
FROM OVER THE COUNTY
The Post Falls service Hag contains
Dairy butter is becoming plentiful
again since the fall rains improved
Mr. McGee has been threshing
beans, peas and buckwheat in the
East Greenacres country recently.
The Farmers store shipped a car
load of apples to North Dakota.
E. C. Hubert raised a potato that
weighed 5i pounds, without Irriga
There were 298 votes cast in Post
Falls precinct Nov. 5. The precinct
Five fellows jailed by Constable
George Thomas early in the evening
prevented any depredations on Hal
school grounds. The band played
prior to the starting of the parade
and also had a part in the program
at the school grounds.
H. H. Mitchell had charge of the
program In front of the high school
building. Speakers were Fiank A.
Morris, County Sup't R. C. Eghers,
Professor W. E. Caandler, E. G.
was interspersed with
selections by the Liberty chorus, the
band, and the male quartet which
consisted of Superintendent L. O.
Swenson, L. J. Hartlerode, N. 11.
Taylor and Q. G. Farnsworth.
Mr. Morris, in his address, referred
to the event being celebrated, as the
harbinger or forerunner of peace to
he followed by a difficult period of
reconstruction work. The peace
treaty, he reminded the audience,
ha® yet to he drawn up and signed.
In the meantime hostilities have
ceased and America is to oe congrat
ulated for having escaped the horrors
visited by the Germans upon the
unfortunate inhabitants of Belgium.
France and other European countries
Mr. Eghers referred briefly to the
fact that since the American army
stopped the Germans at Chateau
Thierry last July the allies had been
winning on all fronts.
Mr. Chandler made humorous
references to the kaiser's vaunted
versatility and omniscience and the
disaster to which his talents have
brought him. He also spoke of tbte
as the first great International or
world holiday that the world has ever
known, that will he celebrated by
every liberty loving people hencefor
Mr. Greenup also made a bit with
the crowd by his witty remarks con
cerning the kaiser's dowufall and bis
flight to Holland in an effort to
escape punishment fur his crimes.
He said the present peace marks a
new phase in the world's progress,
the overthrow of autocracy and the
ascendancy of government by the
Mr. Layton devoted bis remarks
chiefly in behalf of the united war
work campaign, reminding his hear
ers that, although peace had come,
the boys would be in Europe and in
the camps for many months and
would need the helpful work of these
good agencies as much as ever,
Greenup and M. B. Layton,
Harrison precinct went republican
at the recent election. There were
318 votes cast, out ot 400 registered
Henry Vanzee brought in some I
potatoes, two of which weighed 61
pounds and 3 ounces.
A mangel wurzel raised by Lou
Shoultz weighed 161 pounds.
Earl Wark returned from Camp
JeffersoD on account of the flu. He
had lost twenty pounds.
Influenza caused one death at
The official canvass of the election
returns, Nov. 9, shows that Frank A.
Morris is elected over George W.
Flemming for Third district com
missioner by one vote. The official
count stood Morris 1961, Flemming
E. V. Boughlon left Nov. 9 for |
APPEAL FOR FUNDS
Must Be No Let Down In
Giving, Sajs Taylor.
Huntington Taylor, chairman of
the Kootenai County
council has issued the following
statement in behalf of the united
war work drive of Nov. 11 to 18:
The prospect of peace will be
apt to cause some to contribute
less than they otherwise would
have done or to let down in their
We must guard against this and
especially impress on everyone:
First. That many of our Boys
will be over there for from one to
two years after the declaration of
Second. That the need of the
work to which this money is going
is even greater, if possible, than
Because if Peace is declared the
reaction or let down physically
and mentally and lack of the same
incentive to keep themselves in
"form" as when the battle was on
makes necessary all the greater
effort on the part of those doingr
this work to help the "Boys"
maintain that "standard of morale"
which is, and has been, one .of the
strongest factors and outstanding
characteristics of our army.
That a large part of this
money has been used and contract
ed for already.
The President and Secretary of
War have said that the subscrip
tions should he increased at least
50 per cent. This makes the quota
for Kootenai county $21,000.00.
It is up to us all to make good
now when the Boys need our help
most if we wish them to have the
proper living conditions while over
there and to he "fit" when they
r ^he names of the seven organiza
tions participating In the "United
War Work Campaign" and their per
centages of the fund are as follows:
National War Work Council of the
Young Men's Christian associations,
58.65 per cent: War Work Council of
the National Board of the Young
Women's Christian associations, 8.80
Council (Knights of Columbus) 17 60
per cent; Jewish Welfare board, 2.05
Service, 8 <*0 per cent:
Library association. 2.05 per cent;
Salvation Army, 2.05 percent.
National Catholic War
War Camp Community
Chicago to take the training prepara
tory to Y. M. C. A. duty overseas.
Mr. Buugblon is particularly well
known iu law circles and lodgedom,
being exalted ruler of the local lodge
County Sup't R. C. Eghers has
received notice that the teachers'
examination to have been held at
Coeur d'Alene Nov. 21, has been
Judge Alfred Budge canceled the
session of the supreme court of Idaho
which was to have been held in Coeur
d'Alene beginning November 11.
Weeks & Severson were awarded
the contract of laying coocrete walks
and curbing on Second street, for
James L. Walters, the 11-year-old
son of M. J. Walters, died of peri
tonitis Nov. 7.
The third member of the Knute
Swanson family to succumb to in
fluenza was Theodore, age 21, who
died Nov. 9.
On Tuesday Coeur d'Alene had
oversubscribed its $6000 quota In the
united war work drive.
A fourth member of the Knute
Swanson family, Iona, age 12, died of
| influenza Sunday.
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