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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE VOL. XXIV, NO. 51 RATHDIIUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1919 «1.00 PER YEAR HAD SILO EXCURSION at at A a Boost For Dairy Farming In Kootenai County. That the farmers of Kootenai county are very much interested In silos and belter farming was mani fi sted by the large attendance at tbe first Silo excursion which Was held Friday, May 9, says the report from Coeur d'Aleue. Ten aut.os carrying about 40 information seekers were piloted by County Agent H. H. Beler over a route that he had planned. F. R. Cawmack, Geld dairyman with tbe University Extension Division, was along and offered some valuable information on tbe various problems under consideration. At each farm such topics as silo types, methods of construction, costs, silo construction equipment, dairy stock, and general farm management were studied from a practical point of view. Tbe hungry excursionists reached Post Falls at noon and enjoyed a splendid lunch which the business men of Post Falls had arranged for them by tbe home economics depart ment of the high school. After the lunch a few short talks were made. E. T. Taylor, president of the farm bureau, commented on the necessity of better farm practices to keep up the fertility of the soil and that the silo and dairy cow were means to that end. He remarked that some persons were mining, not farming, as they were taking something out of the ground and not putting anything back. Mr. Taylor spoke of the effect that such enthusiastic gatherings would have to help build up the (ouotry, making better and more prosperous communities. Mr. Cam • mack spoke briefly of tbe success of tbe silo in other communities and bow tbe numbers were increasing He stated that he bad attended a large number of silo excursions but only oue bad excelled the Kootenai county excursion and it was in a county that had boosted such projects for several jt^ais. Cbas. Fecly and MadsNeilsen were called on aud spoke briefly of Ibe silo crops for Kootenai county, aud c lied attention to the fact that there a r e now over twenty-five silos in the county. After noon tbe parly proceeded to tbe Pleasant View districts where several concrete silos were inspected, and dairy farming of the highest type is beiug carried on. Two of the excursionists, E. E. Kyle and Charles Feely, are each makiDg plans to construct their second silo this year. Every one expressed himself as being well paid for the time spent on the trip. ' Idaho State News Items. Idaho clover seed is in demand in tbe east. At Jerome $200,000 road bonds were voted on May 8th. A test fur oil is to be made at George Creek, near Almo. St. Anthony has voted $40,000 bjuds for improvements on walks and streets. The president of the Earl Fruit Co., of New York, says Idaho prunes are best for shipping. More than $1,500,000 federal money is to be spool on road construction in Idaho in 1919 and 1920. Idaho bas state funds invested iu mortgages, bonds, sale certificates, etc., to tbe amount of Dearly ten million dollars. Reports received at Boise indicate that every county iu Idaho over subscribed its quota in the Victory luau. Boise voted last Saturday to issue $135,000 boudSL to purchase grounds for the approach to the state capitol building. The bunds carried by a vole of 2429 to 41. With (he fruit t.tees ail in bloom, Uiiest River residents awoke Monday tnoruiug to Hud a thick, heavy snow falling and the around covered to a depth of an inch. The Idaho Reclamation association at Pocatello is organizing the com mercial clubs of the state into ao for the purpose of inducing congress to develop agricul tural resources of the state by irri gation. Toe Bunker Hill & Sullivan Min inn & Concentrating Co , at Kellog is using one furnace and producing 90 tons of bullion daily, production being limited by shortage of experi enced miners. A strike developed amont; the men at the sorting works of the boom company at Priest River, May 12. The men, In their "breaking out" of the logs jammed at the mouth of the Priest river, have worked to a point above the Great Northern bridge, and for this reason demand rivermen's wages, which are $6 a day. The boom men are paid $5 V Idaho's winter wheat came through the winter with but a 2 per cent loss, leaving 2£4,380 acres for harvesting. A condition of 100 per cent forecasts a production of 8,798,300 bushels. The crop is making satisfactory progress in all sections of the state, savs the bureau of crop estimates. The record price for the present for wool, according to Hugh Sproat, president of the Idaho Wool Growers' association, was received by N. Turn bull of Mooreville, Ore., when he received 50 cents a pound for high grade wool. Considerable wool is being sold at from 45 to 48 cents a pound in southern Idaho, Mr. Sproat says. of efficient unit of a up • of Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson is cited to appear in person or through counsel, together with the Mountain States Telephone aud Telegraph company, before the Third judicial district court of this state to show cause why a permanent injunc tion should not be issued against them prohibiting the order of tbe postmaster general increasing tele phone rates for that company in southern Idaho from going into effect. The Long Range Sniper, the. paper of the 06th Artillery Brigade pub lished at IIohr-Grenzbauseo, Ger many, says the 146th and 148th Field Artillery regiments, making up the biigade, tired 53 per cent of tbe total of all the G. P. F. ammunition expended ou all fronts by all regiments of the A. E. F. Tbe grand total tired by the American forces was 264,000 rounds. ' Governor Davis' cabinet members fouud themselves confronted, they said, with a deficiency of $1,060,000 inherited from Lite last administra tion, whereas six years ago tbe deficiency was but $90,000. State Treasurer Eaglesou said that the state would realize a premium of $10,000 from the $1,200,000 worth of bonds authorized by the last legisla ture and that within 10 days tbe first instalment on tbe $900,000 capitol building bonds would be received. Attorney General Black held that this money can not be Invested in government securities. Prof. H. B. Reed, of the depart ment of psychology at tbe University of Idaho, has made an intelligence to«r, of 225 men and 159 women students during the past winter, and finds that the men are more intelli gent than women. Women 17 years old average ten points higher tbau men of tbe same age, but men catch up tbe next year and men 22 years old average 8 points higher. Tbe students were not tested in knowledge, but in ability to adapt themselves to environment, to obey orders, show common sense, solve problems,impart information, questions being was than the class uext below it. etc., eight groups of usfd. Each class fouud to be more intelligent, NEW BOARD MET Flemming Is Chairman ot' Rath drum Trustees. The new Rathdrum board of trustees, C. F. Boreli, Dr. O. G. Farnsworth, J. Biemond, G. W. Flemming and E. A. Swanson, met Monday evening and organiz ed. Geo. W. Flemming was chosen chairman. Appointment of the standing committees was deferred until an inspection of the town is made by the entire board. All the members of the board were present and the question of im proving the appearance of the town by tearing down, repairing, repainting and parking, was dis cussed generally. All the appointive officials of the preceding board were retained as follows: J. R. M. Culp, clerk; W. W. Bennett, treasurer; Miles F. Egbers, attorney. S. Beck was reappointed collector of delinquent water rents. The annual financial statement was read showing total receipts from all sources the last fiscal year $4768.55; total expenditures $4644.55; cash on hand at begin ning of fiscal year $1177; cash at end of fiscal year $1301. Of this amount on hand, $1048.38 is in the sinking fund. There are no out standing warrants. Bills allowed: Miles Egbers, atty.salary $10.00 Rath. Elec. Co., April lights 79.50 S. Beck, work on pipeline 2.00 a FROM OVER TBE COUNTV POST FALLS H. C. Allen, who died at Sprague, Wash., was buried at Post Falls. He was formerly state highway engineer. W. II. Nogle aud Mrs. Margaret Smith were married at Coeur d'Aleue May 8. Dick Ferrell, the lumber jack preacher, is taking the place of the Rev. N. M. Fiske during the latter's absence on a trip to the union of churches conferences at St. Louis. The Sunflower club at East Green acres ha9 elected Mrs. Minnie Libby president; Mrs. Laura Hite, vice president, and Mrs. Laura Erickson, secretary-treasurer. SPIRIT LAKE Spirit Lake now boasts a payroll of approximately a hundred thousand a mouth. The Panhandle mill and Milwaukee shops are both busy. E. A. Conklin is chairman of the new village board. Marshal Brown and Fire Chief Muller were reappoint ed. New applications for federal farm loans aggregate $40,000. Tbe Spirit Lake team lost its first game of the season to tbe Spokane Tigers, 2 to 6. The village expenditures tbe last fiscal year amounted to $3318.53. Mrs. E. W. Marshall died in Minne sota. Sbe leaves her husband aod two sons and a sister, Mrs. C. B. Klopf, of Spirit Lake; one sister in Minnesota and oue in Wisconsin. Under the direction of Principal Dorothea Wenz, the pupils of the public schools presented "Farm Folks" at Assembly ball last Friday oigbt. HARRISON The city expended $4732.29 during the last fiscal year. Tbe annual csti mate for the current year calls for $6667. The Export and Springston mills are running again. E. C. Wert, returned soldier, spoke at the Methodist church Sunday. A carload of potatoes were shipped from Medimont last week. The Downfe sawmill at Laue Is running with a full crew and wages $4.50 and up. at in and at is of CŒUR D'ALENE A. Cook has been reappointed city treasurer, and Geo. K. Evans chief of police. Benjamin Jenkins, band leader, wbo died of pulmonary tuberculosis, was buried Suuday. County Commissioners Johnson, McCrea and Morris arrived io Coeur d'Alene and were in regular session Monday. The city budget is $55,821 for the current fiscal year. It provides $13, 260 for the current expense fund, the largest single item. Sup't R. C. Egbers gives notice that the Goal e'ghth grade examina tion will he conducted in tbe various school districts of Kootenai county, on May 27, 28, and 29. Mayor II. P. Glindeman issued orders to Chief of Police George Evans calling for the immediate re moval of all jewelry punch boards in the city. The city council fixed the salaries of appointive officers as follows: Treasurer, $300 per annum; city at torney $500; chief of police. $1380, a 15 per cent in:rease; patrolman $1320 a year; street overseer $1 per per year: superintendent of park and cemetery, $1080 a year. All efforts to recover the body of Carl Berg, who was drowned in the Spokane river last Sunday have been futile. Mr. Berg posted $50 at the office of Prosecuting Attorney Bert A. Reed as a reward for the recovery of the body. Ever since the druwu ing steamboats with dragging and grappling hooks have been scouring the river from Gibbs station to the Atlas mill. Berg with another boy capsized tbeir boat against a dead head. The other boy escaped- by swimming. of Bear Bounty Repealed. A. M. Stehbins. county defcoter of Bonner county, was notified last week from the game department at Boise of changes in the state bounty law by which bountios are removed from bears and gophers and increased on wolves to $20 aud on cougars to $50. Instead of haviug a county defooter the work formerly devolving upon the defooter now becomes the duty of the sheriff and instead of takiog the feet of a and the of the predatory animal tbe scalp is split aud tbe scalp pelt is turned in for the bouuty. Idaho has been the only state iu | recent years to pay bounties upou j bear aod the state's bill for bear j bounties has been averaging $i000 a first last aod B. in the month, according to the information sent Mr. Stebbir.s by the game de partment. Iu the abseuce of bear bounty in neighboring slates, it Is suspected that tbe state hud paid bounties for bear killed in adjoining 6tates and that is one reason given for tbe repeal of the law.—Pend d' Oreille Review. Announcement is issued that the semi-annual meeting of tbe North Idaho Chamber of Commerce will be held at Moscow on June 4 and 5 and Invitations have been issued to the municipalities aud commercial bodies of all the northern counties of the csti stale to seud delegates. SCHOOL ACTIVITIES Busy Week For Students and Teachers. FROM THE SCHOOL Remember the May Pageant this afternoon on the High School campus at 2:30 o'clock. If tbe weutber is unfavorable, however, the feature will be postponed and announcement made in school as to the time. A banquet Is being given tonight in honor of the Senior class by Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Swenson at their borne. Rev. T. H. Harper, D. D., of the Westminister Congregational church at Spokane, will couduct tbe bacca laureate services at the CotpmuDity church uext Sunday evening. Dr. Harper has spent considerable time In war work in France. No onç should miss hearing one of the biggëst men Spokane can afford. The cast for the Senior Class play is working hard, under the direction of Miss Gerriets and Miss Brier, to make this number of the calendar a crowning success. Everyoue will be fascinated with tbe "Fascloatiug Fanny." Tbe final High School attraction of the week will he the Senior class exercises Friday evening, May 23rd. We are proud to announce Rev. J. M. Walters of the Central Methodist church, Spokane, as the Commence ment speaker. Honors of graduation will he conferred upon the following: litt a Berges, De wet Bradbury, Roy Challender, Pearl Doyle, Lester Erns berger, Grace Hulsey, Stella Hurrel!. Carmen Layton and Walter Wisdom. Tbe presentation of diplomas will be made by Mr. Miles F. Egbers in bebalf of tbe Board of Education. Tbe State examinations for the Eighth Grade will occur May 27, 28, and 29. The Eighth Grade exercises will lie held Saturday evening, May 31st. The work in the other grades will continue until June 13th. / a of by Refuses to Pay Taxes. Spokane, Wash., May 12—Alleg ing that it is being discriminated against in the assessing of its hold ings in Shoshone and Kootenai counties in Idaho, the Washiugtou Water Power company has Hied suit in the federal court fur tbe northern Idaho district, seeking to force the couuly tax collectors and auditors of those counties to accept the amount tendered by the company as payment of the company's taxes, aud to prevent the couuly officials from issuiug delinquent certificates. The complaiut slates that tbe company tendered $4216 89 to Shu shone county, hut that tbe payment was refused, the treasurerdemanding $7667.98. "The Water Power company Is simply beiug assessed at 190 per ccut and more of the actual value of its holdings in these counties, while similar other property is being as sessed at 50 per cent and less of the of by on the the is in iu | actual value," stated tbe attorney for j tbe power company, j Tbe compauy gives the value of its a operating property in Idaho, as fixed by the state public utilities commis sion, as $2,438.973, and the value of its St. Maries plaut at. $43,007, while the Idaho state board of equalization has fixed tbe tax value of tbe com pany's boldiugs at $2,700,000. de Is d' The court is asked to require the couulies to answer the complaint, to restrain the couuty officials from issuing delinquency certificates or ! deeds to the property, aud to declare all taxes in Shoshone county against the company's property void, except ing the sum of $2416.89. the be and the your friends always appreciate the the money you spend on them more than Time may he money, but somehow the time.