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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1919 «1.00 PER YEAR vol. xxiv, no. aa •T Li Career Was Full ol Créât Achievements. His in just into the was ed our is a on From 1884 to 1886 , In 1 897 Presi Colonel Theodore Roosevelt died at his home, Oyster Bay, N. Y., ear'y Monday morning, Jan. 6 . The news came as a surprise to the country, as he had not been considered seriously ill, although he had been suffering from rheumatism lor some lime. Embolism, or a blood clot on one lung, caused by inflammatory rheu matlsiu, is said to have been the direct cause of his death. Flags throughout the nation were put at half mast as a mark of respect 10 the great American citizen, and world over paid public men the tribute to his memory. Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th presi dent of the United States, led a most acti ve career, and was described bv Grover Cleveland as the "best equip ped politician of his time." Born in New York city, Uct. 27, 1858, Roose velt's early education was received by private tutor at home and in travels abroad. He was graduated from Harvard university in 1880, and after a trip to Europe, served in the New York assembly, he spent bis time on his cattle ranch es in the west. Returning to New York he reentered politics. President Harrison appointed him a member of the United States civil service com mission, in which he was continued by President Cleveland. He resigned in 1895 to become police commission er of New York city, dent McKinley appointed him assist ant secretary of the navy in which position lie bas been credited with instituting many reforms making for greater efficiency. He entered the Spanish war in 1898, and became colonel of the Rough Riders while serving in Cuba. After serving one term as governor of New York he was elected vice president in 1900, and succeeded to the presidency upon the death of McKinley. Rjosevelt was the youngest president, being but 42 when be entered that office Sept. 14, 1901. He was elected in 1904 by the largest popular vote ever received by a president, and crowded the succeed ing four years with achievements stall fre-h in the public mind. On retim ing from this office March 4, 1909, he made a bunting trip to Africa. Re - turning from this trip he evinced great dissatisfaction at the policy of Taft, his successor, and organizing the Progressive party caused a split in the republican party which resulted in the election of Wilson in 1912. In 1914 Roosevelt headed an ex ploring expedition in South America and discovered a large river which the Brizilian government named for j him. His later years have been spent chiefly in peaking, lecturing and writing. Especially since the Europ can war broke out, his activity in the welfare of America and Americanism Iris been most marked. He voiced strong arguments for preparedness since 1914 and was tireless in warn ing the country of the German menace to world liberty. □ Roosevelt leaves a widow, four sons and two daughters. His sons all served in the war. One son, Quentin, was killed in au air battle in France last summer, and Archie was severely wounded inaction. Theodore, Jr., is a m»jor;and Kermit a lieutenaot iu the British army in Mesopotamia. United Gold production in the States in 1918 fell to 3,313,000 tine worth $68,493,000, the lowest ounces, in 20 years, and silver production dropped to 67,879,000 floe quotes, worth $67,879,000 at the standard government price of $1 an ouuce, the smallest record since 1913. LETTERS FROM SOLDIERS Mark W. Egbers. Following is a part, of a letter written to Attorney Miles Egbers by His brother, Mark W. Egbers, private in Co. F, 303d Infantry, « 1 st division, just prior Lu starting on the march into Germany to form part of the army of occupation. (Since that time will the orders were, changed and the « 1 st road was brought back to France, scbedul- a ed for eurly return home ) ed Meaulbeke, IJelgium, Dec. 1, 1918. Dear Brother: We marched from our billets in the country (barns) to billets in the edge of this town. It mo is cold here hut we expect to move q U soon ' be 1 have been in Belgium now about - , , , a month and a half. We have fought . » on three different fronts. Have done much hiking. The last front was easy. No one in our company was e< 3 killed. The Germans merely left rear guards We were scheduled to levy advance on them the morning hostii itics ceased. The news came just in time. When word came many would e( j not believe, but the silencing ol the 0 f big guns was convincing and the losing boys were happy to pay their little bets. The worst and toughest siege of all was in France in the Argonne forest. Machine gun tire was bad. The artillery also claimed a large toll in some places. Many'of the boys who were wounded there are now return ing to the company again. We are tax sure glad to see them back looking so well, but some of them who were more severely wounded died in the hospitais. Two of my closest friends, , . . » theories I associated with most, were , .... , > both killed in the held onlv a few yards away from me. It was the day of seveie artillery tire. We were dug in in the open tleld. They were in the same hole together and were slruek with the same fatal shell. The man in the hole next to me nut more than seven feet away was wounded by shrapnel but has returned to the company. Mam of the boys could not endure the fatigue and exhaus , tion and were taken to the hospitals. o . ..Some were shellshocked. Most of the less severe cases have returned to the company in the last week or two. Neither my corporal or sergeant have returned yet. Our lieutenant was shot the tlrst morning over the top, so I have all new officers now. \ Our captain was also wounded and , , . , rr „_. . , sent to the hospital. This happened ,, . • in France. The succeeding captain, who was then a second lieutenant, was wounded herein Belgium. lie probably will not return, as we have still another captain now. Our major was also wounded but was away from us but a short time.. . We weie a long time comiug over We encountered sub The lioat we came over on, the ' City of Cairo," was sunk on her return trip. trip. .. ..Some one asked me at Halifax if I got sea sick. To use the yankie language, I "fed the fish" along with a good many others. 42 by he - of in for j We were about 16 days ou the on the boat, marines but no one was lost. and the sons all Jr., iu Paul Wickertsheimer. Paul Wickertsheimer, gunner of Battery It, 146th Held artillery, writ ing to his father, Chas. Wickerts heimer of Rathdrum, under date of Nov. 28, from Blercourt, France, gives an account of the work of his battery ftom the time it first went into action: We arrived at the front on July 8 , within hearing distance of the big guns, and went into position July 12 on the Chateau Thierry front. Did but little tiring until the 15th. Took part in the most successful 6 -inch barrage ever pul over in the war on the morning of July 18. The gun I worked on fired 102 rounds, blowing out the primer holder on the 102 nd round. The gun was sure hot, being rapid lire» From theu on we ^CONTINUED ON LAST TAGE) tine the all WANTS TAX LEVY •and school from but on on war Highway Commission Makes Request to Solons. Boise, Idaho.—A tax levy which will provide $ 700,000 annually for road construction and maintenar.ee, a revolving fund of $ 10,000 design ed to make unnecessary delayed warrant payments to laborers, the construction of an interstate bridge across the Snake river and the re mo val of present restrictions re q U i r j nR that state highway work be done by contract are among the , . ,, , » », recommendations addressed to the . , , legislature by the state highway " 1 J commission in its recently publish e< 3 biennial report, The commission suggests that a levy of one and one-half mills be made in view of the fact that Idaho's $ 2 , 000,000 bonded indebt e( j nes s does not permit the raising 0 f further funds by that medium, Adequate construction , recoostruc , • , tion, reconstruction and mainten , , , , . ance deniand at Ieast the ^ 00,000 wllich such a lev >' would P rov,d according to estimates made, Affirming that trucks damage improved roads unreasonably, the commission suggests that a truck tax be assessed and also advises so that the law enacted in 1917 for the licens i n g of auto stages be made more effective by amend ment. _ , , , r , , Other states and the federal government have found it adv.sa ble to do state highway work by in force account instead of by contract the commission argues in its rec omendation that the present re striction demanding contract work by otdy removed, the Final suggestions touch upon reduc tj 0 n 0 f the bond demand . ( __ ___ ed of contractors from ioo.per », 1 cent to 50 per cent of the total J ' contract estimate and upon a suit or able law compelling the use of non-glare headlights, legislature was organized the Monday with M . A K iger of „ .___, Kootenai county elected speaker and f ... , of the house, and E. W. Whit , .. comri of Lemhi county, president v P ro tem senate - lie The house adjourned out of respect to the memory of Theo dore Roosevelt after passing a resolution of sympathy and respect, over The of trip. trip. if I The day a ^ on FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS Miss Ella Miller and E. C. Brunner were married at Hauser Lake. A son was born Christmas morning to Mr. and Mrs. Win. Overcash of McGuire. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Klein of Mc Guires are the parents of a daughter born recently. A boy was born Dec. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Basil Warren. Joe Cogan has been discharged from the military service. A lynx is believed to he stealing Will Ness' chickens. Asseesor S H. Smith states he will not move to Coeur d'Alene, but will make trips back and forth on the train, Mrs. Schinzel of Cedar Creek received a telegram informing her of the death of her son, Leo, in France. He had been wounded iu battle hut had recovered and died of spiual meningitis after the armistice was signed. of of his went 8 , big 12 Did Took -inch on I nd we all SPIRIT LAKE Bonnie, the eldest daughter of .Mr. •and Mrs. Ebgeoe Snook, passed away Tuesday morning with the influenza. William Lowry, Jr., has been dis charged from the uav.il training school at Seattle. Mrs. E. F. Conklin Is recovering from iofluenza. P. S. Brown was injured at the Panhandle lumber yards last week, but not seriously. J. P. Isaacs left last week for Boise on I. O. O. F. lodge business. There is said to be 8 inches of ice on the lake at Blanchard. Spirit Lake raised $21,756 In the war savings stamps drive of 1918. , 1 of of of a to the and for and in Fire completely destroyed the Cozy theatre at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. I The loss is estimated $3000, covered by insurance except as to the fixtures. at Mrs. Agnes Sizemore died at the home of her parents Jan. 5. She was stricken with influenza on Christmas day and apparently recovered, but pneumouia developed. The citizens of Spirit Lake took up a collection of $500 for Mis. Ham acher and children, and $200 for Henry Oldeuburg, who wen recently bereaved by death from influenza. HARRISON ^ A basket ball game and dance were held in the "Y" at Rose Lake Jan. 4. The Harrison schools re-opened Jan. 2 after being closed two months on account of influenza. On account of high cost of fuel to generate the power, electric lights in Harrison are turned off between 12:30 and 4:30 a. m. each day. The influenzi ban in Harrison Las been lifted from all pubi c gatherings excepting dances. Ice up the St. Joe is delaying tl e boats. CŒUR D'ALENE Ice is nine inches thick on Fernan lake. A. A. Foote, age 68, and Mrs. Jos. Perry, age 20, died of pneumonia Monday. Clarence S. Sowder, age 20, son of County Auditor-elect C. O. Sowder, died of pneumouia at Washiogtou, D. C. He was iu the student army training corps io George Washington university, and contracted influenza there. Dr. John Bushy recovered his stolen Haynes ear at Wilson Creek, Wash., where it was abandoned by the thieves. The Kootenai county council of defense appointed II. II. Beicr, T. J. Stonestreet and C. D. Stevens to work with R. G. Wearne to secure employment for the soldiers and sailors. .»1 J r, i»- „ f .1 Roland B Spam of the air service, I „ . . . . I who died in New York, was buried 1 , . I Jan. 4. The pallbearers were sailors , , and the Bring squad was composed of ... returned soldiers. # of Mc and from he but on Creek of hut spiual was ♦ ♦ ♦ FIRST CALL TO FOOD ARMY. ♦ + ♦ This co-operation and aervlco * 4 I ask of all in full confidence * ♦ that America will render more ♦ ♦ for flag and freedom than king ♦ ♦ ridden people surrender at com- + ♦ pulsion.—Herbert Hoover, Au- + ♦ gust 10, 1917. « A year ago voluntary food control was a daring adventure in democracy; during tin* year an established proof uf democratic etllcleucr. ♦ + ♦ GOVERNOR'SMESSAGE Synopsis ol Davis' Recom mendation to Legislature. Following is a synopsis of the message of Governor D. W. Davis to the Fifteenth Legislature, which convened at Boise Monday. Favors organization of the state council of defense as a permanent body, officially recognized, to be called into action and dismissed by the governor as emergencies arise and subside. Advocates permanent memorial for Idaho soldiers and insists on employment for returning soldiers. Urges that only English be spoken at public assemblages and taught exclusively in the grade schools. Asks ratification of the national prohibition amendment and favors national equal suffrage. Advises a wise and constructive policy of employment anj state and community development in highway work, building, reclama tion, etc. Asks co-operation with tjie fed eral government in education, agriculture, roads and wat*r measurements. Urges completion of the capitol building and asks Boise toproceed in that event, with program to make its surroundings a civic center. Points out that there is no 4. machinery budget-making present and suggests that study and preparation of budgets be made the duty of some official re to in e sponsible to the governor. Recommends reorganization of the land board and the fish artd game department; a better system of accounting for departmental fees; consolidation of departments to avoid duplication of effort and lack of co-ordination, and urges that responsibility be strictly fixed. Favors organization of state constabulary; increase in member ship of the supreme court. Favors the short ballot. Urges that the powers of the governor be increased to harmon ize with the responsibilities. Favors adoption for Idaho of national departmental plan and application of modern business methods. Urges that the bureau of farm markets be made of practical ben efit to the farmers, especially as to marketing conditions. Recommends rehabilitation of the department of immigration and labor; urges that present schedule of compensation for workmen be increased in some cases. Jos. of his by of J. to and Wealthy men arc suspected of sell ing $250,000,000 of Liberty bonds at I * ' ' ». _ T „ , . . I a heavy discouut on the New York 1 . , ». , , I stock exchange during the closing , . , , days of 1918 in order to claim a loss of , . . , ». , and thereby evade the locome tax. _....»» T) , . ». District Attorney Brogan claims the loss is fictitious because the parties selling arranged to buy back at the # same price. ♦ + The 91st, or Wild West division has been returned from the American army of occupation in Germany to Le Mans, France, preparatory to being sent home the latter part of January. This division composed of northwestern tueu, was trained at Camp Lewis and did much heavy fighting in France and Belgium. * * ♦ ♦ + + « control proof + Great Britain built 1245 ships dur ing 1918. .