THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
fl.OO PER YEAR
RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1919
VOL. XXV, NO. 1
Memorial Day Observed in
The services at Fraternal hall last
Friday afternoon, in observance of
Memorial day, were attended by the
usually large audience, which over
taxed the seating capacity of the
building. The program, arranged by
the G. A. R. and W. It. C. was
Features were European
war Experiences and Impressious, by
Capt. Win. A. Boekel, and the
address by Prof. W. E. Chandler.
Captain Boekel, who offered his
the United States
entered the war, took the officers'
training at the Presidio, Calif,
commissioned a lieutenant of artillery
arid went overseas with the 347th
regiment of Held artillery, gave a
concise narrative of the progress of
that organization thru the training
at Camp Lewis and in France, where
it was equipped with American guns,
to the time it arrived on the flaming
battle line just as the armistice was
announced and snatched from the
regiment its high hope of joining in
the proposed drive beyond Sedan and
iuto Germany with the army
occupation were described by Captain
well as stern side of the soldier's life;
the trading of 60 cakes of soap for 65
chickens and some odd ducks and
geese to provide a belated regimental
Incidents of the advance
showing the humorous as
weeks of very simple fare; difficulties
of bivoac on sodden ground in cold,
rainy weather; green wood sometimes
the only fuel obtainable for the army
effect of the war on France and
Belgium as he saw it, and the deceit
fulness of the Germans aud the
methods and local circumstances
which make the Germans skillful
propogandists, as he found
during his tour of duty in the area of
occupation. Captain Boekel spoke
f the destruction of Verdun aud
added that the complete leveling of
such a city in Europe means more
than that of a city of the same size
in America, because there the
re built almost entirely of stone aud
He referred briefly to the
represent the work of centuries.
The address of Prof. Chandler was
an able discourse upon the relation of
recent wars, in which America has
been engaged, to the progress of the
world toward liberty and righteous
ness and the evidences of the hand of
a divine providence in shaping the
affairs of mankind. He said the
recent war was not an isolated event,
but it was an incident, another step,
It was a
iu the world's progress,
war of ideals, rather than of nations;
a war in which the forces represent
lug autocracy, brutality,
wealth and power and armed con
quest were arrayed against the force
of free government, justice, mercy
and righteousness. Germany,
said, had put all her trust in her
army and bad forgotten God, and he
asked if it were not clearly discerna
ble that the Almighty, long divining
the evil purpose of the kaiser,
raised up the strong American nation
to be ready to save the cause of
righteousness in the great crisis
which came with the war in 1914.
He declared the men who fought on
the side that furthered the cause of
righteousness and free government in
the Civil war, the Spanish war. and
the recent war, were heroes,
did their duty to God and civilization;
aod he argued that the men, who
sacrificed their lives in the cause of
right in such wars really lived and
will live, while the shirkers will he
forgotten. He cited Joan of Arc,
simple peasant girl, as an example of
an inspired leader, who saved France,
aod who lives in the memory of all
while the name t of the
selfish monarch, who profitted by her
heroism hut failed to help her in her
adversity, is forgotten.
The. program was opened with the
national anthem by the audience and
the invocation by Rev. J. G. Carrick.
Lincoln's Gettysburg address was
read by Sup't L. O Swenson. The
audience was favored with a reading
by Mrs. N. II. Taylor, a vocal trio by
Mr. and Mrs. Egbers and MissEgbers,
aQd an illustrated soug, ' Queen of
the Earth," by N. II. Taylor, Miss
Monaco acting as Red Cross nurse.
Miss Addie Martin plajed the piano
Commander Stewart Young of the
G. A. R., presided and thanked the
committee and the citizens for their
attendance and help in the services.
The program closed with singing
"America" led by Mr. Taylor, and
dismissal with prayer by the Itev.
The necrology of General Lawton
Post, G. A R , of Rathdrum, read at
the memorial service in Pine Grove
cemetery by O S. Hinds, adjutant, is
as follows, giving name, organization
and place of death:
Co. B, 82nd 111.
Edwin B. Marsh. Private,
John It. Wilson, Corporal. Co. G, 189th Ind.
D. McCall, 2ud Lieut., Co. E, 62ud U. S.
Cavalry.— Athol. Idaho.
James U. Kennedy, Private, Co. A, 1st Ore.
Emery B. Martin, Private, Co. 1, 46th Mo.
Inf.—Sulpher Springs, Ark.
L. A. Berry, Private. Co. E, 6th Cavalry.—
Elisha E. Taylor, Private, Co. F, lt2th 111.
Thomas Brophy, Private. Co. B, 20th Iowa
R. C. Borthwick, Corporal,
lliram Brace, Private, Co. 11, 1st N. Y. Cav
Elbridge Thorp, Private. Co. G, 8th Iowa.—
John Lyons, Co. F, 11th Minn. Inf.—Rath
J. W. Anderson, Private, Co. LI, Jrd Wiscon
sin Inf.—Spokane, Wash.
John Latermore. Private, Co. D, 63rd Ohio
W. H. Lyons, Corporal Co. B, 7th 111. Inf.
Frederick Goodrich, Private, Co. I, 12th
Milton Green, Private, Co. F, 22nd Wls. Inf.
Emmet B. Mastson.—Arkansas.
L. S. Kiel, Private Co. F, 3rd Wisconsin.
Allen II. G. Slocum, Private. Co. C, 78th
Penn. Inf —Gettysburg, Penn.
Geo. W. Becluuan, Private, Co. C, 149lh
Died In Spokane.
Spokane, Wash , June 1.—After a
brief illness with scarlet fever, Mrs.
Rosella E. Siegloch, age 31), died at
her home, W328 Montgomery avenue,
yesterday morning. She is survived
bv her husband, J. A. Siegloch, pro
prietor of the Sanitary market; two
daughters, the Misses Marguerite and
Agues Siegloch, and two sons, Robbin
and A. T. Siegloch. The funeral was
Mrs. Siegluch had been a resident
o? this city about five years and dur
ing that time had been an active
member of Electa chapter. Order of
Eastern Star, and different charitable
and patriotic associations.
The Siegloch's formerly resided in
Help Soldier Boys.
Washington, D. C — Under
patronage of the house, now that it
has gone republican, each member of
congress will be entitled to eighteen
hundred dollars worth of the patron
Congressman Burton L Freneh has
decided to help two Idaho soldier
boys who are returning from service
to an opportunity to work their way
of them,— B G.
thru college; one
Henson, of Athol, Idaho,
other.—Edward Prince, of Canyon
Mr. Henson, it is under
stood, will take up the study of law,
and Mr. Prince, a pre-medical course,
hieb they will be able to carry with
the house of
their employment in
COMING JUNE 18-22
Raliidrnm To Have Five Day
Tbe Cadmean Chautauqua will be
in Rathdrum June 18 to 22, inclusive,
according to announcement made by
J A. Winchester, advance man, who
was here recently to meet with the
members of the local Chautauqua
association. F. G. Hart was chosen
general chairman, and committees
were appointed on grounds, advertis
ing, tickets and veteraos' day. A
line program is promised.
This is the second year for Chau
tauquk in Rathdrum, the first beiug
last summer. The dates selected for
this year it is believed will give a
much better opportunity for the
country people to attend, coming
between planting and harvest,where
as last year the farmers were busy
with garnering their crops. A much
larger attendance 1 than last year is
It is planned to hold the Chautau
qua ou the grounds in the south part
of town used last summer for the
Adventist tent meetings. The local
committee is required to furnish
grounds, seats, piano and necessary
drayage, the Cadmean company sup
plying the tent, speakers and enter
tainers and allowing 25 per cent of
single admissions for local expenses.
Concessions for ice cream and lemon
ade stands on the grounds are pro
Appearing on this Chautauqua
circuit are the Gertrude Willey
Concert party; James R. Barklev,
clay modeller and cartoonist; Chris
tine Alexander Harp Co.;Mike Walsh,
lecturer; Saint Cecelia Sioging
Orchestra; the Scotts in sketches and
impersonations; W. IT. Nation, in
spirational lecturer; and the Fight
ing Doughboys iu songs and yarns of
The afternoon programs are at 3
o'clock and the evening programs at
E1CHTH CRADE EXERCISES
Fifteen Rathdrum Boys and Girls
The Rathdrum eighth grade com
mencement exercises, held at the
Community church last Saturday
evening, were attended by a large
audience of parents and friends.
Fifteen graduates received diplomas.
Stella Stou ten burg
Mrs. Scott, teacher of the class and
principal of the grammar school,
presided. Sup't Swenson was also
present and spoke briefly concerning
the work of class and teacher under
difficulties. The address by Prof. W.
E. Chandler and the presentation
speech by County Sup't R. C. Egbers
were the chief features of the pro
gram. Both congratulated
graduates upon their success in the
common school course. Mr. .Chandler
stated they would find the work very
different in the high school, but he
hoped they would make good use of
the start they bad made toward
securing an education and that they
would continue on thru the high
Following was the program given:
Rev. J. G. Carrick
Song. "My Own United States'
Duet, "The Butterfly Chase"—
Irene Carrick, Doris Aldrich
Reading, "It Couldn't Be Done"—
Quartette, "Bright Summer"—
Emeline Adams, Blanche House,
Beatrice McCbeyne, Stella Stout
Prof. W. E. Chandler
Presentation of Diplomas—
Sup't R. C. Egbers, of Kootenai
County Public Schools.
FROM OVER THE COUNTY
Charles, 6-year old son of P. F.
Holden of McGuires, was hit by an
auto while playing in the road and
seriously if out fatally hurt.
Employees of the Washington
Water Power company at Post Falls
have had their salaries increased $10
a month and their hours cut from !)
Rev. N. M. Fiske, pastor of the
community church resigns to take
the position of Held secretary of
interdenominational work with
headquarters in Spokane.
John Handy and Ed Kyle are
serving as trial jurors in the federal
court at Coeur d'Alene.
Sergeant Oscar Knudson is at home
on a furlough.
The sawmill is in npe-ation again
after being closed down two weeks.
Ben Mellick and Miss Laura
Frazier of Pleasant View were
married in Spokane May 26.
The following graduated from the
Post Falls high school: Bertha L.
Bauer, Raymond L. Wetherell,
Brewer E. Llndberg, Irene F. Mason,
Percy F. Warreo, Florence I. Dickin
son, Minnie B. Kyle, Irving R.
Niedermeyer, Nolon Harvey Hickel.
Coeur d'Alene team won the base
ball game Sunday, Spirit Lake losing
by a score of 5 to 13. It was a
The following were elected directors
of the Panhandle Lumber company:
Henry S. Mosser and John L. Hall of
Williamsport, Pa.; Col. E. M. Young
of Allentown, Pa.; F. A. Blackwell
of Coeur d'Alene; G. F. Hageribucb,
The schools closed last week. The
influenza demoralized the classes so
that there were no graduates, Pence
no commencement exercises.
Mrs. Mae Rien of Spokane was
visiting last week with her sister.
Mrs. II. F. Dyer.
The Royal Neighbor convention is
to be held iu Spirit Lake sometime
A number of farmers of the Coeur
d'Alene river valley were at Copur
d'Alene last week to testify in a suit
agaiust the railroad company accused
of damaging laud belonging to Chus.
Williams and others near Cataldo.
S J. Klepfer, J. J. Feely aod E. T.
Taylor, officers in the farmers' union,
attended a meeting at Fairvlew
school house, May 24.
Some good catches of trout are
Hank Metz is logging the Bryson
McKelvey homestead this summer.
The M. E. church oversubscribed
its centenary quota 50 per cent.
In the federal court Monday Roy
Dixon and William Dixon, brothers
were given jail sentences for resisting
arrest and violating the liquor law.
The tax cases in whicn the Wash
ington Water Power company
plaintiff and the eountles'of Shoshone
aud Kootenai are defendants,
TO ENFORCE LAW
Pure Food Commissioner Will
Boise, May 31.—"If food manu
factories are found in an insanitary
condition when the inspector
arrives, prosecution will be prompt
and vigorous. The practice of
giving notice has been abandon
This was the announcement
made this morning from the office
of the state department of public
welfare in response to several in
quiries touching upon the depart
ment's prospective policy.
Two fines already have been
paid following pleas of guilty to
the charge of milk adulteration. J.
G. Berry, manager of the Boise
Ice Cream company, was assessed
$25 and costs after samples of milk
dispensed from his concern were
found to contain an illegal quanti
ty of sediment. Ray Dunn,
manager of the Edgewood Dairy
paid a fine after milk bearing the
Edgewood label also had been
found filth loaded.
A. J. Flack, superintendent of
the Boise Cooperative Creamery
company, was assessed $25 and
costs in Judge Anderson's court
after he had pleaded guilty to the
accusation that short weight butter
had been distributed by his
concern. Complaint against him
was made by Inspectors A. H.
Wilson and Bert T. Barr of the
public welfare department.
"I have no sympathy whatever
for the individual who through
carelessness, negligence or delib
eration adulterates milk which
may be served little children
declared J. K. White, public wel
fare commissioner, today.
"There can be no questioning the
fact that such an individual is a
serious menace to any community.
This department would be serious
ly derelict in its duty if such
offenses were not prosecuted vigor
ously. Contempt should be the
portion of the man who sells short
weight butter. He is, in many
instances, a petty larcenist of the
most despicable species."
continued for 40 days.
Judge Dietrich ordered a special
venire of 30 jurors, necessary for the
trial of two murder cases and other
trials commencing Tuesday.
At the suggestion of Mark Egbers,
a vetcrau of Argonno forest, the
chamber of commerce appointed a
committee to receive the 146th
artillery, uow reported on the wav
home from Europe.
Philip Nagel, charged with con
spiracy against the government in
assisting William Vane to defraud
• the government, pleaded uot guilty
I and his case was set for trial Friday,
I June 7, at 10 a. m., in federal court.
Marriage licenses were granted May
31 to Glen E. Libby, 26, and Mary
Louise McGee, 26, both of Post Falls,
and to H. G. Ritter, 36, aud Laurel
F. Rose, 25, both of Grangevllle. On
Monday a license was issued to Alla
P. West, 37, of Seattle, and Mary E.
Fleming, 38, Post Falls.
The funeral of Carl J. Berg, who
was drowned in the Spokaoe river
May 10, was held Monday morning.
Carl Berg, age 17, was the sou of Mr.
and Mrs James Berg of Gibbs. He
drowned near Gibbs, when the boat
in which he was crossing the river
overturned. The body was oot found
until Sunday, when boys discovered
it near Post Falls floating 15 feet
were from the river bauk.
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