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Commencement Events Come
Thick and Fast.
Beginning with the baccalaureate
services Sunday evening this has been
an active week in Rathdrum school
circles,commencement events succeed
ing oDe another daily. The Sen
lor-Junioi banquet was held Monday.
The May pageant was given on the
campus Tuesday afternoon. Wednes
day brought the senior class play, and
yesterday the high school students
held their annual picnic at Liberty
Tonight at 8 o'clock the commence
ment exercises are to he held at the
Community church. The program
contains 16 numbers. Walter T.
Wisdom is salutatorian, and E.
Lester Ernsberger, valedictorian.
The commencement address will be
given by Rev. J. M. Walters o f
A large audience Ailed the Rath
drum Community church last Sunday
eveniug to hear the baccalaureate
sermon by the Rev. Thomas Harper
of Spokane.
Dr. Harper congratulated the senior
class of Rathdrum high school upon
graduating at this time. He said
this class has greater opportunties
than any class that has heretofore
been graduated here. He advised
the students to accept their obliga
tions and responsibilities.
"There are two classes of people,"
he said, "the pessimist and optimist.
The world has no use for pessimists
Optimists lake things that pessimists
And fault with and use them fur
stepping stones instead of obstacles.
DeVelop talent; sieze opportunity.
Time is precious; if you are going to
climb a ladder, begin now. Build
character. Keep your Ideals strong
aud clear and ever before you; strive
to realize your ideals,
aud truth. If you prove false,
can never rise again."
Cling to honor !
y° u I
He told the class that success costs
in getting ready, hut he hoped each
studeut would go to college. "Why?
Because of the value you will be to
the world for the next 40 years."
Sup't L. O. Swenson presided. The
program opened with song service,
and Scripture reading aud prayer by
Rev. Milton Schweitzer. Two musi
cal numbers were a song by the choir,
and a vocal duct by Mr. S'Veusou and
Miss Berry.
The beautiful May Pageant by the
younger pupils of the grade school
was postponed last Friday on account
of cool, raioy weather, but on Tues
day afternoon bright sunshine helped
the cbildreu and their teachers to
transform the high school campus
iuto a fairyland which delighted a
large crowd of parents and patrons.
Those who witnessed the event say
uo prettier pageant has ever greeted
the eyes of the Rathdrum public.
"Two little mortals" victims or
made a visit to
the "Sandman,
Fairyland. There the browuies, elves,
king and queen of the fairies aud
their attendants, page aDd herald,
passed before them, daDciug and
courtsyiDg. The little children who
personated these people of Fairyland
were most beautifully dressed for
There were also
their parts.
"birdie with a yellow bill,"
children costumed to represent pussy
willows, tulips, buttercups,
lillies and sweet peas,
who drilled the children for
event are to be congratulated upon
the success of the undertaking.
The teachers
The play, "The Fascinating Fanny
Brown," presented by the senior class
.r the high school at Fraternal hall
Wednesday eveuing, proved oue of
I he most successful productions of
its kind ever attempted in Rathdrum.
The house was
wpich to all appearances was thoroly
satisfied with the eütertaiunient pro
Ailed with a crowd,
vided. The total proceels were $105
and it was announced the senior class
Victrola for the high school. Those
who starred were Waiter Wisdom and
Stella Hurrell. Two of the more
difficult roles were those of Lester
Ernsbergcr, as the hotel keeper, and
Gordon Adams, in disguise. Others
in the cast were Pearl Doyle, Grace
Hulsey, Etta Berges, Ferne Carrick,
and Carmen Layton. All did so well
io their respective roles that little
can be said in praise of oue that does
not apply equally to the others. The
play was directed by Miss Brier and
Mi.-s Garriets.
use the profits to purchase a
Gleaned From the Commissioners'
April 16.—The hoard approved a
$3000 bond issue voted
district No. 80.
Official bonds of the following road
overseers were approved:
W A Turner
II E Shirk
II ChatAeld
a L Wagner
Wm T Hite
Edward Peters
R II Ferry
F H Williams
G L Fitzsimmons
Walter Sachse
F Ulrich
Mancil Gordon
James W Miller
G P Cronk
C H Ferguson
John L Nelson
W A Layton
Louis Ostguleu
District !
] l
Official bonds of W. F. Doe, justice,
and L. A. Drummond, constable,
Athol, were approved.
April 17.—George Natwick was
awarded the contract to furnish 225
! cords of flr and
tamarack slab wood
I at $5.85 per cord and pine slabs at
! $5.35 per cord at the court house aud
j a j j. and two carloads of Ar and tam
arac j {( or pj ne , slabs f. o. b. llath
druuJ a t, $5 50 and $5, respectively.
I)r. I>. D. Drennan was awarded
the contract for medical treatment of
county poor outside of the poor farm,
at $5 per visit, including medicine
and minor surgery.
Dr. F. Wenz was awarded the con
tract for medical treatment of poor at
the poor farm at Rathdrum. for $390
per annum, including medicine.
April 18.—The petiliou of 43 resi
dents and freeholders asking for the
consolidation of the northwestern
part of road district No. 2 with road
district No. 8, was disallowed.
April 19.—The hoard rescinded its
former action concerning road poll
taxes and decided not to levy a road
poll tax for the year 1919.
The sum of $1900 was appropriated
for extension work, providing that
the extension division of the
University of Idaho set aside $1200
to assist in paying salary and expense
of the county agricultural ageut in
Kootenai couuty.
April 26.—Owing to the expense
attorney was
not to foreclose on
involved, the couuty
delinquent tax certificates for 1916,
where the valuation of property in
each case is $50 or less, unless be is
speciAcally instructed to do so.
Dr. Drennan was appointed county
health officer for two years at a salary
of $100 per annum.
May 12.—Claims allowed included
the following for road work:
District 8
$ <i 15
Geo. Miller
E G Greenup
C B Smith
Harry Bradbury
Will Howell, Jr., •
101 20
Edward Peters "
A D McDonald "
Frederick Hering "
Geo W Flemming District 2
P L Rogers road contract east
shore Hauser lake 300
33 75
Cause of Half the Deaths Says
State Report.
Boise, Idaho.—Since December 20,
1918, pneumonia has caused more
than 48 per cent of all the deaths
reported in Idaho, according to an
announcement which has just been
made by the department of public
welfare. The number of deaths re
corded In this period is 1975 and of
this total 953 were attributed either
directly or secondarily to some form
"Too much emphasis cannot be
placed on the importance of the
startling disclosure made by these
statistics," declared Dr. E. E. Lau
baugh, medical adviser in the public
welfare department, in a circular
letter addressed to Idaho physicians.
"Immediate steps certaiuly must he
taken to combat a menace as serious
as this has proved itself to he.
"The state's laboratories are now
fully prepared to furnish physicians
with the bacteriological information
so essential in making a diagnosis
from an etiological standpoint, the
scieutiüc treatment of this disease
resting almost entirely upon such
"The department is now ready to
make necessary laboratory examina
lions without charge in all cases of
respiratory diseases. We also will he
more than glad to furnish any infor
mation that may lie desired on this
"There can he no questioning the
fact that a determined tight ud the
pneumonia scourge must he waged by
every state agency which has an
interest in public health problems."
W. J. Smith made the trip from
Post Falls to Yakima, Wash., 364}
miles by motorcycle in 11 hours, 35
minutes, and ouly stopped twice.
Teachers employed for next term
are: W. W. Slokesherry, Mildred E.
Grice, Viola Noonan, Valiera Yager,
Clara Paeper, Glenvs Waggoner,
Marguerite Schick. Each is tu re
ceive a bonus of $45 to $55 providing
they remain the school year.
It is against the law to ride a
bicycle on the sidewalk.
George Yule has been appointed
temporary marshal at $50 a month.
He gives notice that stock found
trespassing will be impounded.
Shortage of logs caused the mills
at Post Falls and Hauser Lake to
close down a few days.
Spokane men are buying cattle in
East Greenacres aud sending them to
Six Dew cases of inAueoza have
been reported, four being iu the
Frank Shields family. All are re
It has been decided to oil the
streets during the summer.
Fir lumber is going up iu price
because of the demand.
Spirit Lake exceeded its Victory
loan quota by 25 per cent.
Plans are being made to form a
$25000 stock company to build bouses
to rent to the shop employes.
Bank deposits have reached $229,
000 .
The Panhandle Lumber company
started another shift iu the sawmill
here Wednesday night.
Mrs. Herbert L. Weber of Itamsey
who had been ill here at the hospital
for nearly three weeks died Wednes
day, May 14, about midnight. The
body was removed to the undertaking
parlors to remain until the arrival of
Mr. Weber's mother Besides her
husband Mrs. Weber leaves a baby
boy ouly a few weeks old.
funeral was held May 19.
Lakeside highway district, includ
ing Harrison, voted $75,000 bonds,
May 17, to help build the north and
south highway. The vote in Harrison
was 286 for and 3 against.
R. S. Jensen's barn and chicken
house were lost ty fire during a wind
storm the night of May 14. The loss
was about $500. It Is thought the
Are started from a pile of brush
which Mr. Jcoseu bad bceq burning
that day.
Some good catches of tlsh from the
lake are reported.
The season of high water is over.
Deputy Game Warden Thomas was
at Cbatcolet lake recently distribut
ing Ashing licenses.
G. J. Shoemaker, turmer county
treasurer, was iu Coeur d'Alene last
The federal district court convenes
A telegram from Seuutor Nugcul
states that the matter of having
hydro-airplanes in Coeur d'Alene
July 4 was in the bauds of the naval
commandant at Seattle.
Pleading guilty to the charge of
non support aud desertiou of his wife,
Ruby Rand of tills city, Earl Rand
was ordceci by Probate Judge M. G.
Whitney to pay *40 per month for
the next six mouths for the support
of his family.
Mr. Shoemaker was accoui -
panied by his bride, who was formerly
Miss Vivian Williams of this city
Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker were married
May 11 at Sandpolnt where they will
J. A. Peterson has Aled suit against
Robert H. Gray to quiet title to a
160 acre tract of land In the uortheru
part of the county, which be states
Gray purchased from him for the
sum of $10.000. He alleges that pay
ments have not been made as the
contract calls for.
The county commissioners issued
an order May 16 employing Potts &
Wernette to assist County Attorney
Reed iu the case of the cuuuty, vs.
Washington Water Power company,
to recover $44,483.06 iu taxes, this
amount being certified by the state
hoard of equalization, the power
company offering $23.080.84 payment.
Alleging that her husband, Bart
Cochrane of Garwood, has threatened
to kill her and that he has at different
called her vile names and
threatened to kill her, Pearl Cochrane
has Aled suit for divorce, requesting
$60 per month alimony and
custody of her step-child
Rhode E.
The couple were married
at Thompson Falls, Montana, on
May 12, 1917, aud lived at Clarksfork
for awhile.
Idaho State News items.
At Lava Hot Springs work has
commenced on the state hath houses,
$52,000 to he expended.
A case has haen started at Boise to
to test the new law requiring barber
shops to close at 7 o'clock.
B'rost in southern Idaho has done
much damage to apricots, peaches
and prunes and some of the com
mercial apples.
Mines proAts of the Coeur d'Alene
district for the year 1918 amounted
to over $8,000,000, which is about
$4,650,000 less than far 1917.
Idaho's $900.000 capitol building
bonds bearing 4}
were sold at a premium
mouey is to he made available suou.
per cent interest
aud the
Memorial Day to Be Observed
In Ratbdrnm.
Plans outlined for the observance
of Memorial day, May 30, in
Rathdrum, have been announced
by the Women's Relief Corps.
Features of the afternoon program
will include speeches by Capt.
Will A. Boekel and Prof. W. E.
Chandler. Capt. Boekel was with
the 147th field artillery, and while
his unit did not get into actien, he
saw much of France and Belgium
and the conditions obtaining there
as a result of the war.
The W. R. C. request that all
organisations and citizens in
general meet at the Fraternal hall
at 10 o'clock in the morning to
join with the G. A. R. apd W. R.
C. in the procession to the ceme
tery to decorate the graves. An
invitation is especially extended to
the soldier boys to participate in
this feature of the days' program.
The service is to include a
special reminder of the marines for
the glorious part they had in turn
ing the tide of the recent war in
favor of the allies.
The outline lor the afternoon
services to be given in Fraternal
hall at 2:30 o'clock, is announced
as follows:
Invocation—Rev. J. G. Garrick.
Reading Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address—Prof. L. O. Swenson.
Personal Reminiscenses.—Cap
tain Will A. Boekel.
Vocal Duet—
Reading—Mrs. N. H. Taylor.
Address—Prof. W. E. Chandler.
Song—America, by Audience led
by Mr. N. H. Taylor.
L. V. Patch has been appointed
adjutant general to succeed A. n.
Wilson, who resigned to take the
position of pure food inspector for
northern Idaho.
Julius II. Jacobsen, Aeld agent for
the United States department of
agriculture, left Boise for Spokane,
Wash., from where he will work
throughout the state gathering statis
tical data relative to farm crops.
A friendly suit was started at Boise
totest the validity of the sale of
$1,250,000 in state treasury notes to
get mouey to run the state govern -
meut until $2,000,000 in taxes Is
received in 1920.
The Idaho legislature has passed a
hill carrying au appropriation of
$100,000 for soldier settlomeots.
This law Is effective ouly io case of
favorable congressional action along
soldier settlement lines.
B. F. O'Neil is hack in Boise on a
short visit. He bas started up a
wholesale tlsb company in Seattle aud
is president of the concern. He is
getting a number of Boise customers
and is preparing to ship Ash all over
the country.
Capt. F. A. McCall, fur nearly two
years icpresentativc of the govern
ment in administration of the draft
in Idaho, received his demobilization
papers Thursday of last week. He
will leave soon for north Idaho. His
office at Boise was closed Thursday
At Tuesday's meeting of the Ada
county board of commissioners it was
decided to build
cement bridge to replace the present
woodeu structure across Cottonwood
creek about two miles above the
Boise barracks on the Idaho City
immediately a

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