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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXIV, NO. 48 RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1910 $1.00 PER YEAR CANTATA A SUCCESS Church Choir Cave Easter Production. — A Inrge audience enjoyed the Easter cantata, "The Great Light," in three parts, given by the choir of the Community M. E. church in Rath drum last Sunday evening. The pro duction is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind ever written, and, in spite of the difficulties con nected with assembling local talent for practice, it was presented in a very creditable manner. The woman who said she cou'd have listened to such music several hours longer with enjoyment, undoubtedly expressed the sentiment of the majority in at tendance. The success of the undertaking was due in great part to the work of the directors, Miss May Berry, Mr. L. O. Swensoo and Mr. Oliver Carrlck, while the gratitude of the community goes to all who participated in mak ing this Easter musical treat possible. Leading solo parts in the cantata were taken by the Rev. J. G. Carrick, baritone; N. H. Taylor, bass and baritone; L. A. Kruger, tenor: Miss Edna Layton, contralto: Miss May Berry, soprano; L. O. Swenson, Egbers satrg the soprano obligato in part one, M. B. Layton read the tenor recitative in part two, and L. O Swenson sang the tenor obligato in part two. In part one Miss May Berry and Miss Ferne Carrick sang the soprano and alto duet, and Messrs. L O. Swenson and N. H. Taylor the tenor and bass duet. The two quartets iu part one were May Berry, Ferne Carrick, L. O. Swenson, J. G. Carrick, in "Brightest and Best," and Mrs. M. F. Egbers, Mrs. .7. G. Carrick, Ferne Carrick and Edna Layton, in "Light of the World." Part two opened with the male quartet—L. O. Swenson, M. B. Layton, N. H. Taylor, O. G. Farns worth,—and closed with the quartet consisting of Ruth Egbers, Hazel Doyle, L. A. Kruger and J. G Carrick. In part three the quartet consisted of Pearl Aldrich, Edna Laytou, M. B. Layton, N. H. Taylor. Miss Addie Martin's performance as pianist was highly commended. Other names appearing in the per sonnel of the cantata were: Dorothy McCoid, Mrs. Paul Reiniger, Mrs. A D. Forbes, Linda McCoid, Carmen Layton, Stella Hurrell, Sarah Weuz, Martina Bieruond, Stella Thompson, Myrtle Ernsberger, Cora Flemming. Mildred Eplin, Sheila Sanders, Irma Monaco, Helen Cady, Clarabel Flem ming, Emeline Adam«. Gena Monaco, Marion Lyon, Frances White, Grace Hulsey, Doris Aldrich, C'aude Waddell, Zollie Waddell. M. F. Egbers, tenor. Mrs. bass; M. F. Idaho State News Items. Governor D. W. Davis made an a rplane flight with Lieut. II. W. Webb at Boise last Saturday. He was taken through loops, spins and dives and nronounced the trip a "great sensation " Adjt. Gen. A. II. Wilson will leave about the first of the month for Chicago to attend a national conven tion of state adjutant generals, which begins May 5. The convention is under auspices of the National Guard a-isociation. Lieut. Colonel Dewitt P. Olson, appointed as director of the bureau of state highways in the department of public works, wired his acceptance from Ames, Iowa, where he had been detailed as military instructor at the I iwa Agricultural college. Enlisted men only receive the five rent mileage refuod offered by the government, according to Chief Jos. L Slate of the naval recruiting office at Boise. Officers do not receive any refund and only get the SCO bonus which conies to officers and enlisted ruen alike. State War Savings headquarters received a shipment of the new War pavings "Admonisher" cards which are now being sent to all hanks in the state for display over their savings wiodows as well as to many of the postofflces. The cards are yellow, bearing a white circle containing a picture of Benjamin Franklin with the following printed in black ink: "Exchange your bond coupons for W. S. S and Thrift Stamps. Make your interest money draw interest too." PEACE ENVOYS ASK COUNTRY TO TAKE LOAN American Delegates in Paris Sent Victory Message to Nation Four members of the American peace mission in France, Secretary of State Robert Lansing, Coi. E. M. House, General Tasker N. Bliss and Henry White, have sent this message to the American people urging support of the Victory Loan: "TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: "We have had the opportunity here in France to see and realize the mag nitude of the accomplishment <V our country in this war and the magnificent spirit with which this great task has been carried through to a triumphant issue. "What has been done and what re mains to be done before normal con ditions are restored demand your con tinued and united support with tho same spirit of self sacrifice and of de termination as that which was mani fested by the nation while the German armies faced our men at the Marne, and in the Champagne, at St. Mthiel and in the Argonne. We must not re lax our efforts until every soldier of the republic is landed on the soil of America. "To finish this mighty task imposes upon the government of the United States a great financial burden. The Victory Liberty Loan must thrive. If it should fail it would indicate that the Nation is willing to leave its task un completed. "To secure the ideals for which Americans fought and died this great demand on national patriotism and united effort should meet a generous and universal response. Let us do our duty to the end. "ROBERT LANSING, "HENRY WHITE, "E. M. HOUSE, "T. N. BUSS." SHOT 9 TIMES SOLDIER TAKES HUN TRENCHES Corporal Storms Heights of Ourcq River With Rem nants of His Platoon At the direction of the War Depart ment General Pershing has forwarded from France accounts of 100 deeds of heroism performed by soldiers of the American forces, most typical of the spirit of our army. The story of Cor poral Sidney Manning is one of con spicuous gallantry. Corporal Manning was in charge of an automatic rifle squad when his bat talion assaulted the heights of the Ourcq River. During the advance on the hill Manning's platoon commander was killed, and just as the line reached the crest of the hill the platoon ser geant fell. Corporal Manning then assumed command of the platoon. Though he himself was severely wounded and was the only survivor of his squad, this sol dier led forward the 35 remaining men of the platoon against an enemy strong point, wired, entrenched and defended by machine guns, which dom inated the Ourcq valley. He was re peatedly wounded but with seven men took the position. While his men con solidated the line he held off a consid erable number of the enemy fifty yards away with his rifle. When the posi tion had been consolidated he crawled back to shelter, having received nine wounds. Backing up such examples of sacri fice as this the government is calling ou the people to take the Victory Loan to pay for the expenses of our war time army. WAS SHOT IN BATTLE Manner In Which Rathdrum Man Died. In the Spokesmau Review of Tues day, April 22, Colin V. Dyment, historian of the 91st division, tells tlf the manner In which Corporal Clar ence Sylvester of Rathdrum met his death in the battle of the orchard at Epinonville, Sept. 27, 1918, during the great American advance that led to Sedan and victory. Sylvester was in company C, 361st infaotry. After describing the death of Private Hariy Johnson of the same company the writer says: "A northern Idaho man war, next to go. Corporal Clarence Sylvester of Rathdrum. becoming disorganized by the frontai fire and was advancing too slowly to suitCapt. Ira Goodpasture of Oregon (now Major Goodpasture, ranking major of the 361st infantry), so Good pasture rose and started forward at the edge of the orchard, followed by Corporal Sylvester and part of his squad. About 150 feet beyond where Johnson was lying Sylvester was shot, in the head by a machine gun or sniper He was standing when shot and died instantly. His mother is Mrs. [A.L.] Sylvester of Rathdrum. The narrative states that nine C men were killed in this attack. The company was then withdrawn and a barrage was laid down in the orchard to clean out the German snipers and machine gun nests. Captain Good pasture was shot in the leg and bad to be carried back. The company was h FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS An Easter program was given at the Community church. The saw mill started Tuesday of last week. F. M. Waggoner has sold his farm to Louis Oltman —160 acres for $3200. The Post Falls Milling company has incorporated for $25,000. Jimmy Ferguson who fluisb<Hl planting 5 acres of potatoes at Ross, is now ill in a Coeur d'Alene hospital. Butter sold at a $1 a pound and a dollar bill at $1.05 at a Red Cross entertainment at East Greenacres. The Victory special trophy train has been scheduled to stop here a short time Thursday afternoon. SPIRIT LAKE The town trustees declared a half holiday Thursday for the Victory t:opby train. Dr. E. S. Prindle, lieutenant iu the army medical corps, was home last week. His station is New York. A second baseball team has been organized. The fire department has elected officers. Chas. Muller was appointed chief by the village board. There were ten candidates for village trustees. HARRISON Spokane to Harrison via Coeur d' Alene and the east shore of Coeur d'Alene lake by the north and south highway seems Spoka ne motorists within the next two years. E. M. Eierdam and family have returned to Harrison to make their home again. Miss Myrtle Johnson who resides near the power line, found a gold nugget in a chicken's craw. A number of children of Medimont hail a mild form of pneumonia the latter part of last week. to be assured The regular meeting of Medicine Mt. Grange No. 81, at Mediuiont was held on Saturday evening. CŒUR D'ALENE A marriage license was granted to F. E. Anderson, aud Evelyn Paulin, 24, both of Belmont, last Friday. The Victory loan committee has announced that returned soldiers will aid the present drive with speeches throughout the county. Each com munity is urged to notify Secretary Freedlander at what time they wish a returned soldier to talk. D. M. Cathcart and J. V. Buck motrred to Rathdrum one day this week to meet Mrs. Cathcart and Mrs Buck, who have beeu absent fur several weeks visiting in Ohio and Missouri. a Judge R. N. Dunn last Fr day filed a writ of mandate compelling clerk of the city of M. VV. Frost, Harrisoo, to place names of candi dates on the official ballot for the city e'oction of Harrison to he held on April 22. The county commissioners last week purchased a Dodge motor car to be used hy the sheriff's office. W.< H. Wicks, state horticultural inspector, after conferring wilh the farm bureau execu ive committee, at Coeur d'Alene this week, appointed S .1. Klepfer of Rathdrum, as deputy horticultural inspector for this district. How Money Will Be Spent Portland, Ore.—(News Servies Mis sionary Centenary M E Church.)— The intensive financial drive for the $105,000,000 Methodist centenary will begin May 18 and last ju<t one week. So enthusiastic have scores of churches in the Dorthwest become that many of them have raised a large part of their quotas already. Dallas, Ore , is the latest city to an nuunce that it has exceeded its quota. Yamhill reported that in obtaining its quota, its largest gift was $997 and its smallest $5, but in huth these cities the campaign will becuntinued until the slogan of the campaign is achieved: "Every man, woman and child in Methodism a subscriber." This is the way the Methodist centenary will spend the $105,000,000 which it expects to obtain by May 25, in cash or in pledges extending over five years: $40,000,000 on a gigantic foreign missionary plan, including churches, schools, colleges and other educatioaal features; $40,000,000 oo a similarly large plan for the home field, of which $11,000,000 will be expended to strengthen rural chinches $25,000,000 on war reconstruction at home and abroad. The ceutcuary of the founding of the Independent Order Odd Fellows, at Baltimore April 26, 1819, is being celebrated this week hy many ledges iu this country. I The "big four" and the peace con ference have been wrestliug this week with the Adriatic question and Italy's claims to Fiume which is also wanted hy the Jugo-Slavs. The Japanese press at Tukio expresses regret at the failure of the peace conference to recognize the equality of races. They predict an aggravation of racial prejudice and danger of anti-white agitation in Japan. One paper intimates that future peace depends on free and equal commingliug of all races. Clint Jones, 55 years of age, Tbur • day pleaded guilty to having manu factured illicit wbNky at his ranch on Hornet creek, nine miles above Council, at bis preliminary hearing before United States Commissioner Carter at Council. BOND DRIVE STARTS Rally Held In Rathdrom Monday. Captain F. A. .feter and Lieuten ant Hunter of Coeur d'Alene were the chief speakers at the Victory bund rally held in Fraternal hall in Rath drum Mouday evening. Both told of their experiences jn the war- Captain Jeter, who suffered from gas poison ing in aetiyn, said he was still buy ing bonds becausit be did Dot feel that he yet had done his bit. He declared the oo|y ones who have really done their lilt are the boys who are under the soil of France. Mr. Hunter gave a graphic description of air battles in whiqh he took part. Miles F. Egbers presided at the rally. Dr. O. G. Farnsworth, chair man of the local advisory committee, announced the solicitors for the bond drive in this precinct and painted out the terms aud facilities atraoged for the convenience of subscribers. The Liberty chorus, ^Erected by N. H. Taylor, furnished jstirrlng music. In cluding the Dew ^'ictory Loan song. San Francisco—During the fuur way loans 4,550,302 people, iu the twelfth reserve district, have sub scribed for bouds, each loan finding an increased number of supporters.. There were 400,000 subscribers to the first loan, 624,654 j,o the second loan, 1,402,585 2,123,063 to the fourth loan, population of the seven states aDd two territories, Washington, Oregoo, California, Utah,^Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii 5,338,750. The percentage of the ulation of the district was 32 89 for the first loan, 54.91 for the second, 53.93 for the third and 84 71 for the fourth loan. With better terms to offer purchas ers in the Victory man, local commit tees throughout the 1 twelfth federal reserve district have reported to general headquarters in San Francis co that they are sure of oversubscrib ing the district's qdota of $301,500, 000 during the campaign for the fifth war loan. to the third loan and The Is pop Payments on Victory loau bonds will he stictcbed out over a period of nearly seven months, according to Information received by Monlie B. Gwinn. chairman of the slate liberty loan committee frmli the secretary of the treasury. Purchasers of bonds will be asked to pay 10 per cent of the purchase price with application on or before May 10, and another 10 per cent on or before July 15, t^o months after the campaign has closed. A 20 per cent payment will he asked for on or before Aug. 12, thereafter 20 per cerlt payments will and fall clue on or before Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Nov. 11. Accrued Interest on deferred payments will become pay able when the last installment is paid. Payment in full c^in be made pu May 20. Payments can also he com I pleted on any Installment date. Village Ejection. A quiet election was held in Ralb drurn Tuesday. There was no contest only one ticket helnj in the field. Twenty seven votes were polled. Those elected village trustees art C.F. Borell, O G. Farri>Wtjrib, J. Biemund, Geu. W. Flemming and E. A. Swaosnn. The outgoing board consists of A. A. Berges, () W Stone, VV. A. Hart, and W. II. Overbey. They will hold I heir last regular meeting next Monday eveoing, transact the busi ness on hand, canvass the election returns and prepare for turning tire village government over to the new hoard, The municipal fiscal year begins the first Tuesday in ^lay.