THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXIV, NO. 51
RATHDIIUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1919
«1.00 PER YEAR
HAD SILO EXCURSION
Boost For Dairy Farming In
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
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
Idaho State News Items.
Idaho clover seed is in demand in
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
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
Reports received at Boise indicate
that every county iu Idaho over
subscribed its quota in the Victory
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Miles Egbers, atty.salary $10.00
Rath. Elec. Co., April lights 79.50
S. Beck, work on pipeline
FROM OVER TBE COUNTV
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
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,
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
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
The city expended $4732.29 during
the last fiscal year. Tbe annual csti
mate for the current year calls for
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.
A. Cook has been reappointed city
treasurer, and Geo. K. Evans chief of
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
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 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
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 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
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'
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
stale to seud delegates.
Busy Week For Students and
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
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.
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
"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
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.
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.
your friends always appreciate the
the money you spend on them more than
Time may he money, but somehow
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