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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
i J u VOL. XXV, NO. 2 11A.THDBUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1919 11.00 PER YEAR JL MAY GET TROPHY of tort of the 333 to Bill Id Congress To Give Rathdrnm German Cannon. A captured German cannon may be donated to Kathdrum, according to a letter received by Secretary M. B. Layton of the Advisory Committee Defense Council, from U. S. Senator John F. Nugent. Enclosed with the communication was a copy of the bill Introduced by Senator Nugent June 2 and referred to the committee on military affairs. Following is the proposed special act: A BILL Donating captured cannon to the city of Ratbdrum, Idaho: Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as embled, that the Secretary of War he, and he is hereby authorized and directed to donate to the city of Rath rlruiu, Idaho, one German cannon or tleldpittpo with appropriate accorn - panimenls, an to a a by Idaho State News Items. Buhl has voted $132,000 for im provements. Boise bank deposits total more than $12,000,000. The 146th field artillery, Including former Idaho national guardsmen, is to be demobilized at Fort D. A Russell, Wyoming. Twin Falls has purchased a 40-acre rock quarry to he ugetj ip building lOOniilesof payed highway within that district. Lieut. Gov. C. C. Moore of St. Anthony arrived in Boise to assume the burden of office iu the absence of Governor Davis, who is in the east. Due to growth of the sugar beet industry, land suitable for raising beets in southern (dafto that formerly brought »loo an acre, is uow priced at from $250 to $500 an acre. Clyde Fry, a this year's graduate of the Sandpoiot high school, has been notified by Congressman Burton U, Fseneh of bis appointment to the military academy at West Point. The number of men employed at the mine and mill of the Ilecla Mining company at Burke and Gem, Idaho, Weaned to 500. operation of thu mine on a threu-shift basis. Claims for bounties in the sum of $3899 allowed by the last legislature are void because they were not first passed upon by the state board of examiners, Attorney General Black ruled Friday in an opinion prepared for E G. Gallet, state auditor. Several fishermen were caught one day recently in a net thrown out over southern Idaho by the state game department. In Elmore county four anglers were picked upon a charge of fishing before the trout season opeued, and two were arrested for fishing without a license. The state school lands In eastern Idaho which will be sold in July are being advertised in the ruiddlewest by the state immigration department. Fifty thousand acres will be 6old. Much of the laud is in cultivation and practically all of it lies in the dry farm wheat belt. The action of the United States supreme court in holding that the federal railroad administration empowered to fix iDtrastate rates automatically allows the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph com pany to advance its rates in Idaho. respectively, has been iu Tt»is will permit the the stale is All irrigated districts in southern Idaho which take water from the Snake river arc threatened with a water shortage this season because of tiie light snowfall last winter iu Wyutuiug, mountains of according to W. G. Sweudsou, western commissioner of reclaim issued a warning last wee! Idaho births reported ir of May were nlure than t.w fourth times as numerous registered in the same per tort to figures which have announced by the slate of public welfare. Exactly Idahoans drew their first the course of the month, 333 residents of the state to the great majority. ition. who the month o and one as deaths iod, accord just been department 754 native breaths in while only were called in to of by The Red Cross of Boise i an effort to prevent the c izing of the soldiers' is making ommercial uniform, and notices to that effect have been sent to each home service office urging an active co-operation. The laws against wearing the uniform unlawfully severe and even when righ fully worn, a man peddling in uniform is tobe helped to obtain some oiler mode of living. are a of Johann Huffman, a Benewah county, was feathered and his tburntl shot off by a mob of masked men, who accused him of disloyalty and beating up a returned soldier with whom he had differences about cattle. Huffman walked barefooted to a doctor and was taken to a hospital at DeSmet. lie denies the oharge uf disloyalty. Mine operators of tha Wallace district have increased miners' wages by an additional bonus of 50 cents a day, making a total bonus of $1.2j>, and daily wage $4.75. S nee reduc tion of wages in March the expected decrease in cost of livitg has not taken place and the comptnies realize that conditions have been burden some to employes, particularly so to men with families, hence the Increase which is said to he entiiely out of proportion to the sellitg price of metal. rancher in tarred and a Under the terms of a resolution prepared by the attorney zeneral and adopted Friday by the state land hoard any employe of the state who purchased Liberty Lean hoods through the land depatmeut may receive his money hack if dissatisfied by the loss of coupons. The buard took the action with a view of back ing up the commissioner of public investments who removed ail coupons from bonds owned by the state and refused to provide others for In dividuals who bought ou the install ment plan. Route. Petition For Rural The project to establish Rathdrum rural free deli very route No. 3 has been revived by citizens of the Georgetown district. The route now proposed reaches both school houses in the district three and four miles west of town, thence goes south to the couuty road paralelling the N. P. track, thence uortheast to II. E Shirk's place, thence south three miles, east one mile, anti north three mile« on the Rathdrum-Ross road to town, a total distance of about 20 John Knobel started out with miles. the petition last Saturday and hopes to get the matter thru without further delay. The establishment of this route is expected to put iutu effect changes already petitioned for in route No. 1. Hauser Mill Man Loses Suit. Ed Houser was granted a judgment against W. B. Mitchell for $208.40, the full amount sued for, in the probate court at Ci Monday. Mitchell is attorney, who has been sawmill at Hauser Lake whom several actions iere brought (or amounts due oo labor and limiter. This is the second action instituted agaiust Mitchell in the Ratbdrum justice court, aod lost by the defend - nt after transfer on b to the probate court foi trial. F. Eghers of Kathdrum was attorney f ur the plaintiff iu both actions mr d'Alene, the Spokane operating a and against is a of s own motion Miles b JL BOY SCOUT WEEK Drive On To Increase Member ship. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, June 9 — Under the chairmanship of D. M. Cathcart hundreds of men and women in Kootenai county are mobilizing fur the part this community is to play in the great nation-wide "Boy Scout Week" to be conducted from June 8th to Flag Day, June 14th. in recognition of the remarkable services rendered by the Boy Scouts of America during the war. This seven-day demoostra tiun was urged by the President of the United States in a proclamation aim ing to focus the attention of the move awaken communities the influence of of the public on the program of the ment, and everywhere to Scouting ou the boyhood nation. "Never before in the history of the scout movement has anything been attempted on so great a scale," Chairman Cathcart, when a word of comment uu the coming drive. "Wo want to project the light of public attention on the Boy Scouts of America as a movement which has grown to be the largest of its kind the world has ever known, a brotherhood of organized boyhood which builds solidly for the future, which prepares the young men of today for the responsibilities of citizenship tomor row. said asked for "The work of the Boy Scouts during the bar brought out the fact that boys are no longer negligible factors in the active life of the coun try. By selling $300,000,000 worth of Liberty bouds, $50,000,000 worth of war savings stamps, locating twenty million feet of walnut timber for the war department, collecting thousands of barrels of fruit pits for the govern ment aud cooperating with war agencies of every nature, they proved their mettle and established them selves high in the favor of the nation. "The big men aod women of the country are determined that the contributions of the Boy Scouts shall not he forgotten. They are handing themselves together to erect a supporting auxiliary membership and a sufficient leadership that will insure the future growth and development of the movement. The present membership includes about 472,000 Scouts and leaders, of whom 250 are paid officials. The drive is for the purpose of securing 1,000,000 members. Adults may become aux iliary members upon payment of $1 or more. >1 FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS Claire W. Martin, age 25, - sou of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Martin, shot and* killed himself at six o'clock the evening of J une 5th. He had been discouraged following a long light against tuberculosis, which he con tracted in the aviation service iu France. Mrs. Tony Juliet of East Green acres brought into town the first home grown strawberries of the season June 3. The frost did considerable damage to some of the crops. Mr. Chisholm of Cedar Creek was injured while logging at Hauser lake. - SPIRIT LAKE a The commercial club has been changed to the Spirit Lake Improve ment club. Bylaws were adopted and dues fixed at $6 a year. A. L. Earin is president. Dick Ferrell, lumberjack preacher and cx-prizefigbter, is working among the men of the Panhandle camps. Lyman Fallis and Pat Dolan have received their discharges from the navy. Eighteen studeuts were graduated from the grammar school. HARRISON Tne city council is passing an ordinance to prohibit the use of Are crackers and Are works in the city limits. The bridge crew his resumed its work on the county bridge at Cataldo. Harrison schools closed Friday uf last week. Theodore Benson of the 146th artillery has arrived home. He was in Europe seventeen months. The proposed * 10 , 001 » school bond issue in the Enaville-Kingston dis trict was defeated. It lacked 4 votes of having the necessary two-thirds in favor of the bonds. at of old in iu 23 in J. of CŒUR D'ALENE Mark Eghers loft last Friday for Yakima, Wash. Mrs. Clara McBee returned Satur day from Spokane, where she has spent the winter. The-City drug store was sold by Hugh Whitaker to R. L. Price of Hillyard, Wash., for about $10,000. Medor Bohn, Indian, was acquitted in the federal court of the charge of murder. The chamber of commerce received a telegram from the navy department that two hydroplanes wlil he loaned the city for the regatta on July 4th and 5lb. A marriage license was issued Saturday to Archie Lagle, 23, ol* Spokane, and Bessie Hatch, 17, of Kathdrum Mrs Belle Melder made affidavit for the prospective bride. Eugene Sol Louie, Indian, charged with the murder of his wife, Adeline Bohn Sol Louie, was found guilty by the jury in t,he federal court. The verdict was murder in the second degree. Gus Wiberg of Spokane, appeared before Judge Dietrich in the federal court and plead guilty to the charge of makiug false statements in his questionnaire for selective service in the national army. Wiberg stated he was a citizen of Sweden, hut as a fact was a citizen of the United States. He was remauded to jail to await sentence. S. A. Weaver brought a tree limb to Coeur d'Alene Saturday, fearfully infected with European Elm scale. The scale, a virulent pest, bail withered the leaves and it is said that many trees in Coeur d'Alene are in fected bv this dread scale. County Agent H. H. Beier stated that if caught in the dormant stage, the scute could be killed with a spray of lime aud sulphur. Commissioners' Proceedings. Coeur d'Alene, May 13.—The peti tion of Samuel Vesser aod 36 others for the creation of the Valley Herd district was sot for hearing June 9. II. II. Beier was appointed brand inspector for the county. The sum of $141 24 taxes paid for 1917 was refunded to the Pullman company. Counsel was employed for the county iu the Washington Water Power com pany tax suit ou the followiug terms: $250 retaiuor, $750 additional if case is tried, and $250 more if case is appealed to higher court. Juue 9.—Upou rcmuustrauce by S. J. Klopfer aod five others, the bear ing on the Valley Herd district petition was continued uutil Juue 23. The contract for burial of the county poor was awarded to O. W. Stone of Ratbdrum at $25 for each burial. , W. A. Buswell was appointed ius tice of the peace at Spirit Lake to succeed E. F. Conklin resigned. oot apply In the payment of the last half of last year's taxes which fall When To Pay Taxes. Boise, Idaho.—The last half of the 1918 taxes do not have to he paid until the first Monday la July. At torney General Black held In an opinion given to W. A. Thomas of Coeur d'Alene, Khotenai county treasurer. The last legislature amended the law making it compulsory that taxes hereafter be paid ou or before the fourth Monday lu December and the fourth Monday in June. Mr. Black said the new law would due next mouth. WANTS VOLUNTEERS Town Board Suggests Firemen Organize. The Ratbdrum board of trustees, at the meeting Monday night em powered the street and sidewalk committee to order a supply or plauks and to proceed with the building and repairing of crosswalks, either of cement or wood. Tbi9 committee consists of C. F. Borell apd Jacob Uiemoud. Instructions were also given the committee to make a survey of the sidewalks with a view to ordering repairs at the expense of the property owners as provided by ordinance. Members of the hoard noted with pleasure that a beginning bad beco made by property owners to tear dowu old sheds and improve the premises abutting ou the N. P. right of way in tbe«businees part of town. Hope was expressed that all properly owners in that section would proceed iu like manoer to improve the ap pearance of their premises as viewed from the railroad. A Are department was discussed, and the board decided to ask all citizens interested to meet with the trustees at their next meeting, June 23 at 8 p. m., to consider the advisa bility of organizing a volunteer Ate department and prepare to test out the apparatus. The matter of Im proving the water system was further discussed, and a plan was reported for a concrete drinking fountain for horses. It was decided that in compliance with the Idaho statutes all hills against the village for service or supplies must he sworn to and filed in regular form before they will be allowed. The following bills were allowed Monday night: UathdTum Elec. Co. May lights $79.50 Lloyd Trueblood distributing ciean-up notices I.UO J. M. Nlckey, street work Harry Cady Ira Urabtree The Tribune, On Tuesday morning Chairman George W. Flemming appointed Cup.stable D. O. Clelaud to act as pooudmaster to take up stock. Various complaints have been made of cattle running at large. 20.00 16.00 24 00 3.85 printing WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF "Buy next winter's coal supply now" is the advice' of Dr. Harry A. Garfield, federal fuel administrator. The June 1 estimate of the depart ment of agriculture forecasts a wheat, crop in the United States of 1,236, 990,000 bushels. The Hungarian bolshevik aruijr gained au unexpected success over the Czech forces iu Slovakia, accord ing to admission of Czech miuister at Prague. Director Gcueral Hides estimated Friday that the railroad administra tion Incurred a deficit of approxi mately $58,000,000 iu April, making a total deficit of $250,000,000 for the first four months of the year. An effort to prevent the peace treaty being seen by the U. S. con gress before it is signed was defeated when a copy brought from Europe was presented to the senate by Borah and ordered printed iu the record. With the fight iu congress won after nearly 40 years of effort, advo • cates of woman suffrage June 5, turned their atteutiou to the various state legislatures, three-fourths' of which must ratify the constitutional amendment before victory can be won. The allied peace conference Is con sidering counter peace proposals submitted by the Gertuau envoys. The Austrians are also protesting the terms offered. A Paris report states there is a movement to admitGermany to the league of nations in order to prevent the forming of a rival com bination of powers.