THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXIV, NO. 31
FIATHUBUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FBIDAyJ DKCE.MBKR
27, 1918 •
11.00 PËR YEAR
supreme court Lel.1 Monday of last
Would Be Profitable If Crown
In This County.
H. H. Beier, county agricultural
The growing of certified seed
potatoes gives promise to be a
profitable industry for Kootenai
county. While the bulk of the
market potatoes are grown in the
irrigated districts of south Idaho
they find it difficult to produce the
class of seed that is necessary for
them to have in order to keep
with their large yields and good
diseases are less common and the
seed tuber of this northern section
becomes more productive when
taken into the warmer climates.
Potatoes may become certified
that are grown from selected seed
that is true to type and free of j
disease, properly treated at plant
ing time, and during the growing
season have the plot inspected by
the county agent or field horticul
turist of the University extension
division to be sure that no diseases
have escaped the seed treatment
or to rogue out mixed varieties.
This procedure is not expensive.
It costs nothing and will help to
build up the potato yields in quan
tity as well as quality. Five car
loads of certifitd seed potatoes
were recently sold in south Idaho
for $2 50 per cwt. which was
double the market price at that
E. R. Bennett, field horticultur
ist with the University extension
division has done much toward es
tablishing the potato industry for
south Idaho and has assisted the
county agent of Kootenai county in
assisting about 25 growers with
the selection of seed potatoes dur
ing the past season.
Idaho State News Items.
Until Jan. 6, Boise children under
18 are not permitted to attend public
galherings nor appear on the streets
Captain John A. Huruoird, <f
Sandpoint. has been cited in orders
for extraordinary heroism in action
on the western front.
The Canyon county health board
passed a resolution Thursday closing
ait public places until January 6.
Tne ban becomes effective at once.
Sheriff Campbell of Latah couDty
is seeking a man giving his name as
Fred Larson of Troy, who i9 wanted
for parsing worthless checks at Ken
Toe government will not purchase
the 1918 wool clip unless It Is loaded
on cars and billed through to an ap
proved dealer prior to
according to notice received by L. W
Fluharty, director extension depart
ment, U. of I.
Holding that competition is a nec
element in an auction, tbe
state supreme court upheld the state
land board's action in cancelling the
sale of 62 parcels of state land offered
at an auction July 10 at Rexburg, at
which the bidders determined the
order in which they should bid by
Chapter 73 of the session laws of
1917, appropriating $96,670 out of
the state's general fund to be used by
purchasing state lands lying within
the district, contravenes a section of
the constitution providing that the
legislature shall not impose taxes for
tbe purpose of a municipal corpora
tion, aud is therefore void, the stale
supreme court Lel.1 Monday of last
The state council
received from the council of national
defense the demobillzat!
of defense has
as officially adopted through which
returning soldiers and sailors will be
diverted into po-itipns of employ
To carry out the
which is under the supervision of M.
J. Kerr, labor commissioner for Idaho,
the combined efforts of
County and community councils of
defense are expected to play a promi
nent part in returning to
occupations the men who have been
in the service of their country.
agencies in Idaho
The experiment station staff of the
agricultural college of the University
of Idaho has been working on the
problem of destroying the
aphis. It is believed that a remedy
for the aphis has been discovered.
Professor Ralph H. Smith, assista
college, has issued a bulletin. Twel
thousand copies of the bulletin known
as "Bulletib 112," have been printed
and are ready for distribution. The'
bulletin shows that $1,500,000 worth
of clover has beeo destroyed by the
aphis in Idaho in four years and that
its ravages have caused a reduction of
75 per cent in the acreage of red
clover and 90 per cent in the acreage
of alsike clover in that period.
WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF
Alfalfa costs $76 a tou in France,
and flour is $1 a pound in Bohemia.
Gustave Ador was elected president
of Switzerland for the year J919.
Germany is to elect a national
assembly Jan. 19.
Influenza has caused the death of
1000 Eskimos of Seward peninsula,
Alaska, say health authorities.
Senator Miles Poindexter is of the
opinion that Germany should be
required to pay the United States'
war expenses of $20,000,000,000.
Y. M. C. A. officials are investigat
ing statements of returning soldiers
that they were overcharged on
tobacco and various other articles
sold in Y canteens in France.
The government provided police
during the military review in New
York city this week to protect
soldiers and sailors from being fleeced
of about $7,000,000 in wages.
German newspapers in the Arneri
can sphere of occupation have been
placed under military censorship as
the result of publication of articles
criticizing American rule.
Representative Shirley of Kentucky
chairman of the house appropriations
committee, states that 16 billion
dollars of the 57 billions appropriated
for war purposes, will be unexpended.
In compliance with the armistice,
the Germans have returned 380,000,
000 marks in gold which they had
removed from Belgium duriug the
The new revenue law which bas
passed both houses of congress and
now goes to conference, provides for
taxes to raise six billion dollars in
1919 and four billion in 1920.
Fifteen states have approved the
prohibition amendment to the federal
constitution and friends of the
measure declare that 30 other states,
the legislatures of which will meet
next month, will vole favorably on
the proposal for nationwide prohibi
A large store of grain has been
made available for relief of Rumania,
Bulgaria, Serbia and Turkey through
of the allied fleet at
Odessa, according to
reaching tbe state department at
This grain Is almost
Ukraioe and the
of hostility of tbe population.
wholly io The
Germans were unable to
ON LAST PAGE)
ANOTHER LEAF * 1919
■==By Helen M. R|cKerdson^S=~—
W ithin life s book aootlier leaf is turned;
Today we face a new and untried year,
Its secrets aud its purpose all unguessed.
No hand may lift the veil that hides from
Success or failure, aud no feet save ours
May tread our pathway, d
We step into the New Year
And wonder if with all her
o our several tasks.
's outstretched arms,
( luring charms
Truer she 11 prove than one we leave behind.
W hat we have gained from wrestling with defeat,
Mayhap will give us strength new foes to meet
W ith greater courage. Come, then, storm and stress,
Defeat and failure, or joy's magic spell,
1 o each or all the new 3 r ear holds in store
V\ e reach our hands in welcome, for we know
Our truest blessings from our failures grow,
And that our share of happiness will be
What we acquire through self-mastery.
—Furm .Tourna 1 .
FROM OVER THE COUNTY
Post Falls had
an unique com
munity Christmas. The flu
prohibited gatherings and to circum
vent the regulations Santa Claus
arranged to visit every home in town,
leaving packages or nuts and candy
for the children. He was followed
by an auto carrying singers of
Miss Ruth Schick will teach in the
eastern part of the county.
Percy Warren and Melvin Berg
have beeu discharged from the S. A.
Prof. Chas. R. Carr succeeds the
late Prof. Baughman as principal of
the school at Rose Lake at $150 per
A. M. Martin went to Denver,
Colo., last week to visit his son,
O. S. Free has taken a contract to
haul 250 cords of slab vrood from the
mill at the head of Hauser lake to
Grand Junction aud load it on the
cars for $2 per cord.
Twelve families in Spirit Lake
were under quarantine last week
An 8-lh. hoy was horn to Mr. and
Mrs. M. M. Gaiser Dec. 18.
Lt. C. K. Hodges of the spruce
division has charge o( this district of
the 4 L's. He expects to hold a
meeting in Spirit Lake soon.
Spirit Lake has exceeded $22,000 in
the W. S. S. drive. The original
quota was $20,000.
James Call returned from Seattle
to see his father who is ill.
Ensign Kirk II. Prindlc is now an
instructor In the naval aviation
The flu situation is improving,
altbo there are still many cases.
Market potatoes have Leen selling
at $1.25 to $1.50 per cwt. Certified
seed potatoes are $2 50.
Helmer Johnson an*d Miss Edith
Crabtree, both of Springston, were
granted a marriage He* nse In Spokane
Win. and Roy Dickson, caught
bootlegging at Plummer, were lodged
in the jail at St. Maries after a
desperate flgbt with Deputy Sheriff
Lee Parish. Roy Dickson was
wounded with his brother's revolver
during the scrimmage.
county for the
Theodore Link, a Span! ?h
veteran, died Monday.
Up to Mooday 3673 merub* trs bad
been secured in the
Red Cross Christin is roll call.
. C. Quarles has opened a store
at Gibbs and has been appointed
post naster there,
rs. Nellie Myeis, age 65, wife of
d Myers, former county com
muer, died Monday.
Gelo. W. B.rokqs, age 39, died of
tuberculosis. He came from Colo
rado recently. hoptng to improve bis
health. • "
Leslie Overjorde, age- 16, died of
influenza. Twenty-five homes In
Coeur d'Alene were under quarantine
with influenza this week.
A hoche helmet, camouflaged, was
a Christmas present received by the
parents of Fred Marlneau, who is
with the motor truck corps of the
146tlf expeditionary forces.
A deed tiled In the county'auditor's
office Dec. 21 gives credence to the
persistent rumors that the Meqasba
Woodenware company, the large
Minnesota lumbering concern, are
contemplating expanding their
activities in this district, and, as an
initial move, will take direct man
agement of the Blackwell mill.
Fruit Acid« Mouth Claanaara.
Unless the teeth are very badly dam
aged <|>r eroded the acids of fruit, such
as that contained in grapes, oranges,
lemons or apples, will be found to be a
sais factory mouth wash. The advice
of a dentist should be sought, how
ever, to determine the condition of the
teeth and to decide whether an alka
line of acid wash la preferable for the
individual case. But there is no ques
tion, according to the Popular Science
Monthly, as to the efficacy of the food
acids in removing quickly and entirely
the n.ucous filma (bat are the first
stages of dental decay.
An apple eaten in the evening will
cleanse the teeth mechanically and
chemically and if followed by vigorous
brushing wil] protect them from bac
teria during the night.
Automatic Cooking Boxaa.
Automatic cooking boxes were in gen
eral use among the Hebrews nearly
2,000 years ago. The Greek aud Ro
man writers frequently refer to them.
In his edition of ''.Iuvenile." for exam
pie. F^ledlander cites a commentator
who refers to "the Jews who a day be
fore the Sabbath put their viands hot
Into tpe cooking boxes, the pots being 8ea
with napkins and wrapped
about With bay, ao that they may have
warm food on tbe Sabbath."
Unemployment is the greatest
danger confronting tbe Uoited States
during the next four montbR, the
labor reconstruction conference of
the academy of political science was
told at its meeting in New York re
cently by Nathan A. Smyth, assistant
director-general of the United States
Thousands of soldiers are being
discharged daily, he said, at tfie
beginéiûg of winter, when, outdoor
jobs are few; wartime plants are
bei og closed because of army cancel
lation^ of contracts, and manufartur
ers are hesitant in employing more
labor because of uncertainties of
taxation, high prices of materials,
a0l i "timidity" 0 f cre( jit.
MAY AMEND LAW
Believe Direct Primary Will
Not Be Repealed.
(Idaho News Bureau. )
D^c. 23.— Thé.;;
next session of the legislature will ■
seriously consider changes-in the
direct primary law, which accord
ing to reports fram all parts of the
state, is no longer popular because
of the expense involved, the condi
tion that requires citizens to vote
for unknown men in some cases,
vouched, for by no .responsible
body, and the difficulty of inducing
a better grade,, of men to seek
office because of the ."primary
nuisance," speaking broadly and
without reference to any party
candidates. : ' * *
It is doubtful if the law will be
repealed as some urge, but (here is
little doubt it wijl be changed, to
meet widespread objectioh fd it in *
its present form, 'yet without im
pairing the fundamental principle.
One plan that .seems to
general favor is to select delegates
to a state convention at a county
It is contended that
selection of candidates wfio are
known to everybody will bring out
a representative'''' vote and the
selection of state convention delé
gates would in turn be representa
tive of the popular will. The con
vention would analyze all candi*
dates for state positions and select
the best available men.
Letter From A French Girl.
Mrs. W. II. Cleland received the
following letter from a little French
girl Tuesday, the letter costing 25c.
tu mall from France:
Luctuan, 15 Novembre, 1018
1 am a French girl, I live at Lu'c
man. It Is a very little village situ
ated In southern paft of France Do
you know where Is Bordeaux? Luciiia n
is about eighty kilometers fro to; it. s I
go to school at Brazas where lam a
boarder from three years beuaesu . I
am sixteen years old. I am here now
from three weeks.
Will you excuse me, If you please,
to write you, and will you excuse my
mistakes? My English is very bad.'
Yesterday, I saw your nephew, it,
is why, I write you. He works near
here in a forest of pines In a small
village called Cazalis at nine-.'.kilo
meters from here.
There Is a detachment, engaged
now, at getting out lumber for. con
struction. He is in the best of health,
lie is.verj^happy, t(ie war Is over Vn
that way, to return at-home soon, ffh
gave me the small flag you sent him.;
It is for me a dear remembrance.
Now, I hope receive one letter fruij
yuu, to say me you have, receive
-I want, also, insist on expressing
the sympathy and gratitude we fe^
toward«*' 'the 1 'generous Natiion that
8ea t us «be Leaf of her children to
help us to defend civilization and win'
the. war of Justice -agajfist brui
The memory of Ainérlcàand Amoçi
lean *j Idlers will klways be alive to
our h< arts. America and France for
ever! A French gift: [Ljuqy Duprafl.
- . ' 'iff
Congressman Burton L. French Hty
■peared before the -committee çfa
publie lands and obtained arfavoratlfte
leport recommending the passage f qf
bis bfjl granting to the soldie|j>,
sailors iiod marines of the present
war au d also, of the Mexican Border
troubles!, the' right, to apply tjiçir
period of service in lieu of residue
on honnestead lands. Cougressfr^u
Smith of Idaho, who is a member. :of
the com tnittse on public lands, was
authorized to make the report.
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