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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
$1.00 PER YEAR RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1919 VOL. XXIV, NO. 53 HAVE CLEAN-UP DAY work the each Loan B out these higu he to of by style of the that ed. send in tion Town Board Plans Extensive Improvements. Tbe Rathdrum board of trustees began laying plans Monday night for cleaning and improving the town wherever the need is appar ent. A proclamation was author ized making Monday, June 2, clean-up day,on which village resi dents and property owners are required to clean up their alleys and place the rubbish where it can be hauled off. A motion was also adopted re quiring that all old buildSngs that are unsightly and a fire menace be removed, that sheds facing the N. P. right of way be removed and a fence 8 feet high be built, the cost to be borne by the property owners. It was ordered that all rotten or damaged crosswalks be repaired at city expense. Standing committees were ap pointed as follows: Water and lights— O. G. Farns worth and E. A. Swanson; streets and sidewalks—C. F. Borell and Jacob Biemond; park and library— O. G. Farnsworth. N. H. Taylor was employed to care for the park, with help allow ed for a day or two to get the grass mowed. The annual estimate was pre pared and ordered published as required by law. It was also ordered that state sanitary rule No. 35 be pnblished with warning attached, and that the proclama tion for clean-up day be printed on handbills for distribution. A warrant was ordered drawn for $20 in favor of J. W. Post for lease of the dumping ground for j 1 one year. F. G. Hart and other citizens were present to request that an appropriation of $io a month be made authority of the new state law. Final action in this matter was de ferred. Further plans for public im provements were discussed gener ally. 000 a St. in j at for a bandmaster under Idaho State News Items. The Masons are to erect a $30,000 home at Mullan. A 486 acre alfalfa and grain ranch near Sweet sold for $44,000. Caldwell has voted $82,000 bonds to pave 33 blocks of residence streets. Pocatello citizens voted three to one In favor of $ 102,000 worth of bonds for city improvements. Idaho sheep are being sent northern Michigan to graze on large areas of cut-over land. Approximately 25,000 Rtate timber and agricultural lands in north Idaho will be sold by the state this summer. Texas and Louisiana bean markets have been opened to growers and shippers of Boise valley, and a rate of 94 cents OQ-40.000 lb. minimum ship ments practically granted. The Oregon Short Line is seeking a raise in freight rates on wool ship ments from points in Montana, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming to eastern points. to acres of Fina' Victory Loan figures given Saturday by the Idaho state headquarters show that 54,729 sub sen f bonds in Idaho, thus oversubscrib ing Idaho's fifth loan quota. out bers purchased $11,673,900 worth o In recognition of the excellent work done for the Victory Loan by the bauks and newspapers of Idaho, each was awarded one of the Victory Loan honor medals made from captured German cannon. Montie B Gwinn, state loan chairman, sent out commendatory letters to all of these institutions. Governor D. W. Davis went to Cambridge to deliver an address before the graduating class of the higu school Friday night. Saturday he went to Blackfoot to speak there Sunday, and picnic. Monday he went to St. Anthony and Dubois and to Sugar tV.ty Tuesday. He was in Idaho Falls Wednesday. By ruling that soldiers' memorials erected over the state under the terms of the soldiers' memorial act passed by the last legislature must be uniform in style, form and character, Attorney Roy L. Black destroyed all hopes of those who had planned for a procedure which would permit each county to erect its town individual style of memorial. Dr. Emma Drake, state president of the Idaho W. C. T. U., deplores the actioo of President Wilson asking that auti-liquor legislation lie repeal ed. She urges ail interested to send messages to their representatives in congress expressing their disap proval of repealing the war prohibi tion measure. of j 1 When the wool pool of the Boise Valley Woolgrowers' association is closed this week, approximately 250, • 000 pounds of wool will have been collected, according to a prediction made by W. B. Tucker, Ada county agricultural agent. Present indica tions are that all tbe wool thus pooled will bring from 53 to 57 cents a pound. Work on the new buildings being built at the state industrial school at St. Anthony will start at once. Tbe last legislature set aside an appropria tion of $50,000 for the buildings, two in number, which are to be used for the education of girls confined in the j institution. Ten acres of land a half mile ftom the main buildings has been purchased for a site for the new buildings. According to a cablegram received at Twin Falls from Lieut. John G. Thorpe, the 140th field artillery regiment, which includes four com panies of the 2nd Idaho regiment, one of which is the Twin Falls unit, has been ordered home and was to leave its station near Coblenz on May Other Idaho units in this regi rrorn Sand point, 25. ment are those Nampa and Coeur d'Alene. to of the and of ship ship Keep Vital Records. Boise, Idaho.—Close co-operation between state, county and municipal health officials is expected to be effected through the medium of an educational campaign which bas just. i been launched by tbe department of public welfare. "We hope to be able to teach city and county health officers," declares statement issued from the public "that to a welfare department Saturday, all Idaho agencies which arc striving to improve general health standards of necessity mutually interdepen of are dent. "This fact makes itself particularly evident in the registration of birth, death and marriage certificates. It local registrars and city and county officials fail to co-operate with this the obvious result is Erron - department, that our records are faulty. certificates found filed with the eous bureau of vital statistics certainly must be considered quite as much a the local authorities the state depait Tbe quota was $310,000. reflection on concerned as tin ment." given state sub Kootenai county over subscribed its Victory loan, the total amount being $323,100. worth FROM Our Martyred Dead. Our martyred dead, On each low bed, Green be the chaplet, Fresh the roses; Oil, lightly rest On each calm breast, The turf where each In peace reposes. Hail, hero shades! Your battle blades A wall of steel Our homes surrounded; Your deeds have won, From sire to son, Love, joy and gratitude Unbounded. No marble cold May guard your mould, Rut living hearts, Around, are swelling; Each daring deed Shall gain the meed Of praise from all hearts Richly flowing. Your sacred dust Be the choice trust Of Freedom's grateful Sons and daughter^; While future days Your fame shall raise. From Atlantic To Pacific waters. —Rev. Mark Traftou, Prom "Beacon Lights of Patriotism." a in Prather, Fraok 74; H. Victor Prof. delivered from for sawmill A loaded and Ilauser. Otto He not England Spirit truck The put Monday hours to The ized Alene Spirit wet io Boise, Idaho.—In answer to in- to quiry of Miles Cannon, commis sioner of agriculture, as to certain provisions of the brand law, Attorney General Black Monday voiced the opinion that a brand becomes null and void one year from the day the act in question took effect—May 8, 1919—if an owner of a brand refuses or fails to pay his assessment within 12 months from the aforesaid date. Brand owners are considered "on record" if such registry was valid at the time the act became effective; that the last legislature presupposed the department would record new brands under the new system, in such cases the owner would not need notice of any kind, the opinion reads. Regarding fees payment the attorney general opines the fee of $1 only is required to be paid by brand owners paving brands on record at the time the act became • NEW BRAND LAW Requires Registration Within One Year. pupils O. Hans A have is the pool using to Post Is case of off at the the the be an effective, until renewal five years just. i a t erj when a renewal fee of 50 of cents is required. The five-year period is enactive with the pro mulgation of the act. city Chapter 77 of the igrg session prohibits sale of tax certificates for 1917 and 1918 and possibly sale of July certificates on 1916 taxes in the opinion of Mr. Black. Inquiry as to the legality of the foregoing was made by J. F. Thompson, tax collector at Lewiston. From and after March 17, igrg,county officers have no authority to issue delin quency certificates or sell or trans fer them, Mr. Black's opinion con cludes. It this is - the a Means of saving the bass which are tiring lost each year in the meadows of Washington below Hauser lake*in Idaho are being sought by Otto M. Jones, stute game warden, who met officials of the Washington state game department in conference I Wednesday of last week. « its being FROM OVER TRE COUNTY NINE POST FALLS Memorial day will be observed with a program. Civil war veterans living in Post Falls vicinity are L. II. Prather, age 76; John F. Messer, 77; Fraok E. Drew, 76; James II. Giles, 74; Morgan E. Jerman, 82; Delano H. Lincoln, 75; Thomas II. Zink, 75; Victor M. Bradshaw, 90. Prof. P. H. Soulen of the U. of I., delivered the commencement address Wednesday. Nine students graduated from the Post Falls high school. Palmer Otterson Is driving a truck for P. L. Rogers, the Hauser Lake sawmill man. A band of 2650 sheep were un loaded from cars at Grand Junction and driven to tbe mountains north of Ilauser. Otto Otterson has been heard from. He was in several big battles but^tlid not receive a scratch. He was in England when he wrote. high cises Friday crowd In of now tion behalf dom, L Rev. the of less. but and with He who not he or SPIRIT LAKE Thirty-two colored men reached Spirit Lake Monday to work, it is supposed, on tbe Milwaukee railroad truck between here aud Melaliue. The Panhandle Lumber company put on a night shift in its mill here Monday night and will operate 16 hours a day. This gives employment to about 60 more men. The commercial club has reorgan ized with A. L. Earin as president. Spirit Lake defeated a Coeur d' Alene ball team 20 to 2. The game last Sunday resulted in Spirit Lake 10, Rathdrum 3, with a wet ball on a muddy field. The body of Mis. Weber, who died io Spirit Lake recently, was shipped to Peoria, Illinois, for burial, to 12 of by on HARRISON On June 2 the school is to have a patriotic pageant. More than 100 pupils will take part. O. G. Osborn sold his 40 acres to Hans Fabrisius. A community Sunday school was organized at Indian Springs May 18. Domenic" Delucca and Raymond Nogler, both wounded in France, have arrived home. The state road into Heyburn park is completed. Au ordinance has been passed by the Harrison council prohibiting minors under 20 from loitering in pool halls, and minors under 18 from using tobacco in any form. CŒUR D'ALENE A Coeur d'Aleue bull team defeated Post Falls 16 to 8 . Mrs. Mary Nettlesoo, age 43, died Sunday of cancer. The graud jury in the federal court Is considering a number of cases in cluding two Indians charged with murder. A court exhibit iu a liquor case is that of a brewing kettle, sacks of corn and a complete "still" for the manufacture of corn whisky. Twenty-one cases of booze, dropped off of Northern Pacific train No. 41 at Dean's siding, uear Rathdrum, are now in tbe possession of Sheriff T. L Quarles, and the line runners who attempted to get the consignment through are out $3860, according to the valuation of "bootleg" placed by the officials. Sheriff Quarles made the catch Sunday night on informa tion received from Rathdrum that a man was at work chiseling off the names on the boxes. On tbe way to the station the officers met a car, evidently on the way to get* the con signment, but they retreated on the approach of the officers. Every name and identification mark had been chiseled off the 21 cases when the fflcers arrived! It is believed the consignment came from a Wyoming point. 50 for of in tax and con are M. met state « NINE GET DIPLOMAS Commencement Exercises of Class Of 1919. The closing and crowning event of high school commencement week in Rathdrum was the graduation exer cises held In tbe Community church Friday evening, May 23. A largo crowd came out to exchange farewells In the usual way with another class of school boys and girls, who bad completed tbe course offered in the Rathdrum public schools and who now go out to cuter upon their life vocations or to seek further prepara tion for their chosen professions. Sup't L. O. Swenson presided. Students to whom diplomas were presented by Miles F. Eg burs on behalf of the board of education weie Carmen L Layton, Walter T. Wis dom, Roy Challender, F. Dewet Bradbury, Grace M. Hulsey, Etta E. Berges, E. Lester Erusberger, Peail L Doyle and Stella M. Hurrull. The commencement address bv Rev. J. M. Walters of the Central Methodist church, of Spokane, p'oved entertaining. Taking "Sham," for the subject of bis discourse, D . Walters pointed to the history of nations that were great and bad opportunities, but went down because of sham iu their political, social and religious lives. He said Rome fell oecause her people did not cling to realities, because they became care less. Spain built great cathedra s but did uot worship in them. Germany built on a false foundation and failed. It is the same, he said, with communities and individuals. He referred to tbe man or woman who strives only to equal others or to have as much as others have, who are ablet or richer; the person who pretends to have knowledge he does not possess. There is too much pretense, sham, hypocrisy und lies, he said,—"lies even in our songs: may God forgive us for them, said the world will move on as it has moved for countless ages; mankind will have its loves, and hates, its ioys, sorrows and struggles; human nature will nut change much; but be hoped the members of this class would go out and live lives of truth aud reality rather thaD strive merely to be great or rich. Following was the program in full: Processional. Invocation— a a to by in He ■ Rev. J. G. Carrlck Piauo Trio, Fete Napolitaine — Etta E. Berges, Grace M. Hulsey, Carmen L. Layton. Salutatory Song, We'll Keep Old Glory Flyiog— Girls' Chorus F. Dewet Bradbury Carmen L. Layton Waller T. Wisdom Class Motto— Class History— Song, Commencement March— in with the 41 are L who to by made a the to car, con the name been the the Girls' Chorus Pearl L. Doyle Roy Cballeoder Class Poem— Class Prophecy— Vocal Trio, Voices of the Woods Etta E. Berges, Grace M. Hulsey, Stella M. Ilurrell. Commencement Address— Rev. J. M. Wallers Walter T. Wisdom E. Lester Ernsberger Sup't L. O. Swenson Piano Solo— Valedictory— Remarks— Presentation of Diplomas Miles F. Egbers. The floral decorations were in the class colors, while over tbe rostrom bung the motto of tbe class of 1919, "Impossible Is UnAmericau." Sup't Swenson spoke of the difficulties eucountcred during a very discouraging year owing to the epidemic conditions, aud pointed out that it was only by the most intensive work that the students succeeded in completing the course of study. Mr. Egbers, in presenting the diplomas, spoke of the enterprise of the district iD educational matters, and congratulated the students upon their completion of the high school course.