THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXIV, NO. 32
ItATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1919
$1.00 PER YEAR
But Idaho Governor-Elect Coes
Light ou Promises.
Boise, Idaho, Dec. 30-—The
new state administration will be
induced into office next Monday.
The ceremony will be informal and
Governor-elect Davis has return
ed from the east where he attend
ed the conference of governors and
has been at work on his message,
which, it is promised, will depart
from the stereotyped lines of
promise. Mr. Davis has some
ideas of his own and it may be
judged from conversations with
him that they are to be strictly
business like. Not only talking
economy, he will suggest ways to
bring it about, but not to an
extent to impair a growing public
Mr. Davis has been in consulta
tion with other officers-elect, on
appointments, but as yet no an
nouncements have been made. All
agreed that the best men available
should be gotten into the official
family to serve the state.
It is understood frequent con
sultations between state officers
and between heads of departments
will be held—a sort of cabinet pro
gram—to produce team work. It
is also stated that a departmental
budget system is to be installed as
a check against unnecessary ex
penses and in order to have a ready
record of accountability.
The following elective state
officials take office at Boise, Jan. 6:
Governor, D. W. Davis
Lieut. Governor, C. C. Moore
Secretary of State, R. O. Jones
State Auditor, E. G. Gallet
State Treasurer, J. W. Eagleson
Attorney General, Roy L. Black
State Supt. Schools, Ethel E.
Inspector of Mines, Robt.N.Bell
The fifteenth session of the
Idaho legislature convenes next
Idaho State News Items.
Governor-elect D. W. Davis has
appointed Capt. A. H. Wilson of
Lewiston adjutant general of Idaho.
Four companies of the old 2nd
Idaho regiment, which were merged
Into the 116th engineers, is slated for
eariy return from France.
Nez Perce county, with a quota of
$276,500, has gone over the top In
ihe War Savings Stamps campaign,
Is the announcement given out by
The Uni versity of Idaho opens for
tbe winter quarter Jan. 6. Short
practical courses in mining, dairying
and forestry will also begin on that
Idaho furnished 13,060 volunteers
for active service in Fraoce and in
shipbuilding, and 11,842 drafted.
The registrants not called numbered
Idaho hond purchases amount to
$44,460,000, W. S.'S. $4,500,000, Red
Cross $700,000, United Welfare drive
$450,000. contributions to organiza
lions later taken care of by tbe
united welfare drive $1,347.978
O. O. Haga, director of commercial
economy for Idaho bas disbanded his
lore«' The war Industries board
lifted tbe ban on practically all con
structiou work aDd removed other
Moscow was placed under the
tightest Influenza quarantine it has
had, for one week beginning last
Saturday. The ban includes lodges
and churches and all gatherings ex
cepting the high school.
TLe Idaho statutes provide that no
private corporation may employ a
foreigner who has not first declared
his intention to become a citizen of
the United Slates.
Foreign born slackers who sur
rendered their citizenship papers
rather than fight for the United
States are to be prevented from
securing work in Shoshone county.
Idaho's public utilities commission
wants back the power to fix intra
state rates which it delegated to the
western traffic committee of the
United States railroad administration
at the time railroad control was
taker, over by the government as a
In his biennial report. Secretary of
State W. T. Dougherty estimates the
expenses of the office for the next two
years at $31,670, which is $1000 more
than the closing biennium due to in
creased cost of help and supplies.
Fees earned by the office the past two
years amount to $193,683, besides
$988,251 received from licenses on
Wallace Dempsey, a 16 year old lad
living at Priest River, has demon
strated that popcorn can be grown
successfully in that region. He
planted a small tract as an experi
ment. The corn turned out to be of
such good quality that a local
merchant has contracted to take all
the corn the boy can raise next
season, at a price of one cent a pouDd
above prevailing market quotations.
Outlines Progress In the War.
In a letter written Nov. 23, Darwin
Sage a corporal of the 146th F. A.
band, gives an outline narrative of
the part taken by his unit in the war
central Frauce, where training was
completed, the regiment was taken
by train through the suburbs of Paris
and reached Meaux July 7, unloaded
there ••-und convoyed to L'lvigny.
whence it moved up to Chainigoy
where its batteries opened fire for the
first lime in action.
"We were still there when the
Germans started their last offensive
on the'15th, and also when we
counter attacked on the 18", says the
letter. The regiment then moved up
to Montreil, Le Tbiolet, Chateau
Thierry, Mozuet, Beuvards, as the
line advanced. Aug. 16 the 146th
was relieved and sent back to Villers
sur Marne for a rest. The first night
here, three boche planes bombed Le
Ferte, a fair sized town nearby. A
few days later the regiment moved
by convoy to the Verdun front,
arriving there on tne 28tb. After a
few nights another move was made
to occupy a large dugout in an old
quarry near Aucremont.
The regiment, with its long range
French 155's then participated in the
St. Mihlel drive which started Sept
12 and lasted only a few days. The
next move was up near Verdun where,
on the night of the 25th, the big
drive started, and the regiment gave
artillery support to the assaulting
infantry during the entire battle of
the Argonne. and was still pounding
the Huns until they were across the
Meuse and the armistice was signed
The regiment had stayed at Montfau
coo for a few days and was to leave
for I)un-sur-Meuse, the morning the
armistice put a stop to hostilities.
A few days later the entire regiment
moved back tu Blercourt where it
was in camp Nov. 23, awaiting
Darwin says he was picking up
wire in an old no man's land, when
the armistice was announced. There
upon all the meo quit work and went
back to camp.
TO BAN ILLITERACY
Law Wanted to Educate Un
lettered Idaho Citizens.
Buise, Dec. 28 —A bill providing
that all persons over J Ö years of âge
who can not read and write the
English language, sball attend night
school for a certain number of hours
each school year until such knowledge
is attained and making financial pro
vision for such schools in all districts
was unanimously indorsed by the
members in attendance upon the
conference of superintendents and
principals and of the executive board
of the Idaho Stale Teachers' associa
tiou at the closing sessions today.
The bill was recommended by the
Americanization committee of the
state council of defense.
The last official census of Idaho
shows that the state has 5453 persons
over the age of 10 years who are
illiterate, or 2.2 per cent. Of illiter
ate males of voting age there are
3415, or 3 1 per ceut.
FROM OVER THE CODNTY
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Gaskill Dec. 26.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Kyle of Pleas
ant View are the parents of a son
born Dec. 21.
Corporal Roy Webster while home
from Camp Lewis on furiough, was
married in Spokane to Miss Sibyl
Bogar of Deary, Idaho.
Glenn Libby came home from the
army spruce division for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Berry were
Christmas guests of their daughter,
Mrs. H. B Barnes, at Rathdrum.
Raymond Wetherell has been mus
tered out of the S. A. T. C. at
E. Hammacher, who died Christ
mas day of influenza, aged 37, was
buried Friday. He was in the
laundry busiuess in Spirit Lake for
seven years, and leaves a widow and
Mrs. IT. Oldenburg died Friday
night of influenza-pneumonia. Sat
urday morning her 3-year old
daughter, Rutb, died of the same
All the commissioners of tbe
Panhandle highway district favor the
proposed bond issue to improve the
roads out of Spirit Lake. The chair
man of tbe committee is J. M. Nlckey
of Twin Lakes.
Hume Cleland of the 146lh Artil
lery writes stating that he met
Captain Boekel of Rathdrum in the
Verdun district the latter part uf
November Capt. Boekel is with tbe
347 field artillery.
John G. Hughes was pleasantly
surprised to get a letter from his son
Robert, dated Blercourt,
The young man bad been
reported killed in action.
Charles, the 13 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Hull, fell through
the ice wh>le skating on Anderson
lake Christmas day and was drowned
Tbe body was recovered.
Frank Roscoe of Black Lake died
Dec. 20 from influenza. He was born
in Harrison in 1894. nis wife died
of influenza Dec. 14.
Flu cases are abating.
W. B Russell, G. F. Rusäeli, J. J,.
Pugh, Cbas. Russell and Lawrence
Pugh, guided by Tony Drissen,
hunted a week In Bear Gulcb, return
ing with three deer aDd one bear.
They found bruin in his wiuter
Quarters audj shot him and draped
Mrs. Ezra]Post received a Qermao
helmet fronj her husband in France.
Cornelius Spain, of the naval
aviation section, recently returned
from oversells, died at Pelham Bay,
N. Y., Dec. 27. His death was a
shock to hii| parents to whom he had
recently wifed saying he would be
home In a few days.
The electjion of R. L. Black to the
office of attorney general caused the
dissolution of the law tlrm of Black
& Wernettj;, and Mr. Wernette has
entered intlo partnership with C. H.
The supreme court convened last
11 Judge E. 0. Steele uf
Moscow sifting with Justices Morgan
and Rice, In the absence of Chief
Justice Budge, who could not be
present. On Monday Judge R. N.
Dunn was called to the supreme
bench tuk|ug Judge Steele's place.
Herbert Shearer, age 14, died at
Charles Feeiy's farm on Rathdrutu
prairie. fr[>m pneumonia.
Ilowardl Laabs, age 15,
son of A.
Ü. Laabs of Dalton Gardens, died of
tonsililis with complications.
U. O. Sowder, auditor-elect, has
appointed R. F. Kercbeval uf Coeur
d'Alene and D. L. Hills of Harrison
as deputies. /
Last Sunday evening vandals stole
Dr. J Ml Busby's Haynes car.
School f reopen Jan. 0, but the law
compelling attendance will be sus
pended fjir a time.
Countj- Treasurer Thomas reports
$125,000 taxes received up to noon
Dec. 31. Jan. 4 Is the la-t, day to
pav taxes. After that da'e 6 p> r cent
penalty [will be ad,tied on amounts
PRAISE FOR FOOD SAVERS
Voluntary Basis of Food Saving
Showed Heart of America
B^at True for Freedom.
To tjie voluntary service and sacri
fice of the American people must be
attributed the continued health,
strength and morale of the Allied ar
mies and the civil populace.
Upon this spirit of service and sac
rifice will depend Europe's fate In the
months to come. In the past year we
have «tarried out an export program,
the magnitude of which Is almost be
yond comprehension. But with the
new demands that have come, with
the liberation of nations freed from
German oppression, our exports must
be alihost doubled. Instead of 11,820,•
000 t<|ns, we must ship twenty million
tons pf food to Europe in the coming
much as can be pushed
through our porta.
If the Allies had not been fed by
America, It. would have been Impos
sible for them to maintain tlieir de
fens^ against Germany.
Meeting this world need on a purely
voluntary basis, the American people
have] conclusively proved that democ
racy Is a success ana that In time of
need It will rise to Its own defense.
If there were no other accomplish
ment to Its credit the very fact that It
has shown the strength of democracy
has in Itself more than Justified the
existence of the Food Administration
in the eyes of the world.
I.^ss than four months after the
United States declared war the United
States Food Administrator expressed
his determination to meet America's
food problem on a basis of voluntary
action and reiterated hla confl dene«
that awakened democracy would prove
"Many thinking Americana,** said
and the whole world
hay« been watching anxiously the last
four months In the fear that demo
cratic America could not organize tc
meet autocratic Germany. Germany
has been confident that It co uld not be
done. Contrary proof Is Immediately
at «our door, and our people have at
ready demonstrated their ability tr
mobilize, organtze, endure and prepare
voluntarily and efficiently in many di
rections and upon the u lere word of
Inspiration aside from Uie remarkable
assemblage of our Army and finances.'
The history of the F* od Administra
tlön has clearly showy, that the trust
of those who put their faith In democ
racy has not been ml* placed.
FOOD RULES STAND
Especially as to Margins Al
lowed to Dealers.
Boise, Dec. 28.—That food ad
ministration activities must con
tinue in Idaho, and speculation in
licensed foodstuffs be curbed and
profiteering prevented, is made
clear in the following wire received
at the office of Administrator Bick
nell from the United States food
"Partial demobilization of the
food administration and the with
drawal of many of its rules and
regulations have given the impres
sion in some quarters that all its
activities have ceased or are short
ly to cease. This is not the case.
The act imposes upon the adminis
tration certain obligations which
continue until presidential procla
mation releases us from the food
control act, and particularly the
obligation to curb profiteering and
speculation in licensed food pro
ducts. This function must continue
to be performed, and there is no
intention of relaxing in this direc
"It has been possible, now that
peace is assured, to cancel many
requirements for reports and many
of the details of the regulations,
but the profit margins and rules
have been for the most part re
tained, and will be enforced by re
vocation of licenses and other
appropriate penalties. It is expect
ed that it will be possible from
time to time to remove certain
commodities from the license list,
but this will he limited to com
modities which do not seem likely
to be subject to possibility of
speculation and profiteering.
WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF
The peace congress at Versailles is
to open between Jan. 9 and 14.
It is estimated that 350,000 persons
have died of influenza in the United
States during the present epidemic.
While In England President Wilson
visited the birthplace of his mother
American womeu were ordered
Dec. 28 to quit knitting for the Red
Cross, an ample supply of kuitted
articles having been accumulated.
Up to Dec. 28, 320,000 French
prisoners had been repatriated from
Germany under the armistice.
Washington state has 2000 factor
ies manufacturing 1000 different
General Perching has promulgated
more drastic regulations for tile
inhabitants of that part of Germany
occupied by the American Third
There were 180 deaths in Spokane
from influenza during December and
425 since the outbreak of the epedern
The Lloyd George coalition won
the recent election in Great Britain,
captaring 5J9 out of 707 seats jn
parliament. This means nu. endorse- .,
ment of the party that conducted the
Premier Llojd George of Great
Britain announced Saturday that the
conferences with President Wilson
bad brought' out an agreement on
general principles concerning terms
While President Wilson advocates
a league of all the Dations to keep
tbe peace, Premier Clewcceau favors
a balance of power for the same pur
pose by an alliance composed of
France, Great, Britain, Italy and tbe
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