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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXV, NO. 5 RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1919 fl.00 PER YEAR RECEIVED WELCOME $ County CivfS Ovation to Boy§ of 146th. With their red discharge chevrons on their left sleeves, and HI led with eagerness to reach home after an absence of two years during service in the world war, some 45 veterans of the 146tb field artillery arrived at Rathdrum on N. P. trains Nos. 41 and 3, Saturday evening. The great er number of these soldiers are Coeur d'Alene boys and escorted by relatives aud friends who came to meet them, they got into waiting automobiles and hurried home to "renew acquain tance with their families. Their reception in Rathdrum and Coeur d'Alene was well organized. As it was not definitely known how many boys would arrive at Ratbdrum Lieutenant Dwight Leeper brought over from Coeur d'Alene enough cars to take back IOC men. The autos were led by the Coeur d'Alene hand w hich played a number of stirring selections on the street square while waiting for the train. Flags and bunting were displayed on every hand. The Ratbdrum Red Cross, with Mrs. H. R. Saunders, president, in charge, had erected a booth on the N. P. depot lawn prepared to serve refreshments to the returned heroes. Secretary M. B. Layton of the local advisory committee asked that all returned soldiers he escorted to the refreshment table and N. II. Tayloi was found and his services secured to lead the crowd in singing. In the mcaulimc Captain Jeter, Mayor Glindernan and Frank Post of Coeur d'Alene, in company with T. L. Quarles, had gone east as far as Thompson Falls, Mont , to meet the returning heroes,and arrived with the first contingent of fourteen at 5:45. These were whisked off ,to Coeur d' Alene by the big receptiuu committee from that city, as it was learned that the next contingent would not arriva until about three hours later. Many cars returned from Coeur d'Alene after supper to take home the second contingent. Not as many hoys ar rived as were expected so that many cats and baggage trucks went hack empty. For the same reason the Rathdrum Red Cross refreshment booth had a surplus of food and the crowd was called on to help dispose of » It. Captain Edward Powell, in charge of the Coeur d'Alene troops, said they had a grand trip home after their discharge at Fort Russell, Wyoming. At Thompson Falls, Sandpoint, and other towns enroule they were lavish ly entertained with good eats, 60 that it was not surprising they were unable to do justice to the hospitality extended at Rathdrum. On the way back to Coeur d'Alene the line of automobiles was mar shalled by T. J. Slonestreet, while J. V.'Hawkins, chairman of the big uoise committee, bad arranged to give a vociferous welcome as soon as the returning autos came in sight. The returned soldiers who arrived Saturday were not all Coeur d'Alene boys. Among them were two Rath drum heroes, Darwin Sage and Paul Wickertsheimer. Both were soldiers in the old second Idaho, national guard, at the time war broke out arid were merged with the 146th artillery, Sige serving as a musician in the headquarters company and Wickerts heimer as a gunner in Battery B. They are now at home again with their discharges, after several years of military service beginning with the Mexican border war followed by participation in the the American campaigns in France and a tour of duty iu the army of occupation in Germaoy. Idaho State News Items, Owyhee count) has voted $200,000 highway bonds. The Moscow alfalfa harvest is the best in three years. A Moscow man bought 10 head of purebred Shorthorns paying an average of $1,000 a head. Idaho Falls, home of only potato flour factory in the United States, Is to ship nine cars to Norway. The proposed federal building at Sandpoint is to cost approximately $ 100 , 000 . At Stltes $33,000 bonds were voted for a highway from there to Elk City to open up a mineral section. Persons purchasing automobiles be fore August 1 must obtain a full year licence and cannot take out what is known as a half-year license, as many have believed, according to W. A. Kincaid, Ada county assessor. Bavview and Spirit Lake played ball at Bayview Sunday, Bayview winning, 10 to 4. Batteries—Bay view, C. Hammond, Rochfort and It. Hammond; Spirit Lake, Rainey. Snooks and Slater; Umpires, Captain Moore aud Frank Moore. Failure of the last legislature to appropriate funds with which state officials could pay premiums on their bonds may result in the cancellation of the state treasurers bond. Treas urer John W. Eagleson is bonded in the sum of $250,000 on which the premiums amount to about $3000. A light snowfall last winter in the mountains above the Jackson Lake reservoir in Wyoming has brought the farmers of the Twin Falls section and the upper Snake river valley face to face with the diyest season in 30 years. The shortage of water also threatens crop loss on all of the irri gation projects.in southeastern Idaho. Governor D W. Davis of Idaho was the guest of honor and principal speaker at tfie weekly luncheon of the chamber of commerce in Spokane Tuesday. He told why Idaho has adopted the commission form of government and why it has reverted to the o!d convention pian of nomi uaiing candidates fur state offices. The Northern Idaho Beekeepers association has been organized at Sandpoint. Arthur Sires of Sand point was chosen president and E. A. Anthony of Hayden Lake, vice presi dent, and Edgar L. Ludwick of Bon ner county, secretary and treasurer. Dr. Sheldon, J. E. Thompson, of Coeur d'Alene, and L it Goolsby and G. W. York, of Sandpoint, are the executive committee. ed 10 on Idaho soldiers and sailors and marines, in convention at Boise last sveek formed a state branch of the American Legion, adopted resolutions demanding the deportation of un desirable aliens, and indorsed the Mondoll hill, which provides for the reclamation of desert, swamp and cutover lands. The battle flags carried by the 146tf) Held artillery in France were received at the governor's office in Boise Friday. They were shipped to Boise from Fort Russell, Wyo , where the regiment was mustered out of service. Five flags in all arrived. One of the five is the flag given the old 2nd Idaho by the women or Boise when the regiment marched away The colors will he two years ago. placed in glass cases at the capitol. Transportation of liquor from Wyo ming into southeastern Idaho bas been stopped, according to F. M. Brashears, head of the state «instab ile says more than 300 cases ulary. of whisky have been captured since r : ,s started the drive on bootleggers wa and several automobiles which were used iu hauling whisky from Wyo into Idaho have been con Wyoming's dry law became ining 11 seated, effective July 1. HAVE TWO BIG DAYS at M. for by ers of Coeur d'Alene Regatta Today and Tomorrow. As Ratbdrum is not celebrating the 4t.h this year, many persons from this vicinity are going to Cœur d' Alene to see the celebration and annual regatta July 4 and 5. The Cœur d'Alene Regatta ar-so ciation has spared do effort to make this annual event the greatest that has been held in celebration of Amer ican independence. The many entries booked assure a large program of water sports or all kinds on Lake Coeur d'Alene. These can he viewed from a grandstand which has been provided with a capacity of 12,000 There are also other vantage poiuts Independence day will be celebrat ed with the early morning salute. At 10 a. m comes the victory parade, and at 11, land sports, free for all. The water sports are scheduled for the afternoons of the 4th and 5th. Lieutenant Fetters, army aviatoi, who nas been flying at Spokane, is announced to fly at Coeur d'Alene during the regatta, filling the vacancy on the program caused by the cancel lation of the hydroplane performance. O. at of FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS Ilaylng is in full swing in the East Greenacres section. Louise Knobel of Rathdrum visited her cousins, Velma and Ollie Handy. George Chisholm has received his discharge from the navy and returned home. Billy Simpkins and A. L. Haw thorne caught 51 trout weighing 39 pounds at Priest lake. A son was horn June 22 to Mr. and Mrs. H. II. Eiseuhauer. A class of twelve was confirmed in the Catholic church June25. • A project Is on to vote hoods to pave the Apple way from Coeur d'Alene to the state line. County Assessor Smith informs the Advance that Post Falls does not receive any of the money collected for automobile licenses. It is allotted to the independent highway districts, and if we want to share in the dis tribution of this money each year, it will be necessary to orgaoize a high way district. This is what Coeur d'Alene did, and now they are receiv ing a generous appropriation for use on their roads. HARRISON Harrison will not have a 4th of July celebration. Miss Ethel Forslund of Athol is Mrs. Elmer visiting her sister, Osborne. in to of the he Maoy are eotering a protest against the project to lower Coeur d'Alene lake by dredging the Spokane river. The burniog of the little steamer Victor, 56 feet long, was a total loss to Captain Bacon. It cost $6000 to build. K. W. Wheeler, an embalmer and undertaker of Harrison, died Satur - clay morning. Gus Nelson of the Cassedy & Nelsoo, undertakers, came from Coeur d'Alene to prepare the body for burial. The funeral was held Sunday at one o'clock from the Cassedy & Nelsoo parlors, iDtermeot in Forest cemetery, Coeur d'Alene. bas M. SPIRIT LAKE Mr. Russell and family have moved to PrincetOD, Idaho. Spirit Lake school district No. 50 is to have a special electlou July 8 to decide the question of a bond issue of $14,000 to provide a playground, gymnasium, etc. The following officers were elected at the annual convention of the Royal Neighbors held in Spirit Lake last week: Anna L. Shepherd, Athol, president; Isabel Mae Werner, Spirit Lake, vice president; Mrs. Edith Bnckin, Athol, recorder; Mrs. Carrie Sage, Ratbdrum, receiver. The next convention is to be held at Post Falls. Joseph A. Sehinzel, 27, and Emma M. Herbert. IS, both of Spirit Lake, and L. A. Herbert, 22, of Spirit Lake, and Katie Sehinzel, 18, of Post Falls, were granted marriage licenses in Spokane, June 30. The ooe bid of $15,000 tendered for the building of three aud a half miles of the proposed Panhandle highway was considered so exorbitant by the boaid of highway commission ers that it was rejected. The advisa bility of buildiog the road by day labor is being considered. to a to to CŒUR D'ALENE Adolph DoDart, well known florist, died Saturday and was buried July 1. lie was 38 years old and leaves a widow. Governor D. W. Davis is to he in Coeur d'Alene July 4 and join in the Mystic Shrioe ceremonial in the evening. A large crowd attended the picnic and dance in the city park Monday afternoon and evening when Kootenai county members of the 146th field artillery were welcomed home. Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Culler and Mrs. O. Harris spent Sunday in Spokane at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Culler. The C. A. Culler family re turned to this city with the party. County Superintendent of Schools R. C. Eghers returned Saturday evening from Albion where he at tended the state superintendents' meeting at the Albion normal. The last big blast on the Carscallcn contract took place at the Blue Creek point, on the last leg of the II miles of new road skirling Lake Coeur d'Alene. The contract was let to the Carscallcn brothers at a cost of ap proximately $175,000. Over 60 holes had been drilled fur the big blast, and approximately 1800 pouuds of T. N T. were used. to to it No Hydroplanes On Lakes. Washington, D. C.—The keen rivalry between the war and navy departments has resulted in drawing the line sharply between air work to be performed by the two departments and from now on, the war depart ment alone will handle work over land and the navy department handle work over the sea and places available to ships. Several weeks ago it was plauned by the navy department to give bydroplaue demonstrations on Lake Coeur d'Alene. The decision has just been reversed and no hydroplane demonstrations will he held there, of is and by the same order, none will he held on Lake Champlain, several lakes in Maine and numerous other lakes and rivers thruout the United States. loss to and - the the was the State treasury notes in the sura of $1,700,000 were sold by John W. Eagleson, state treasurer, to a group of bond bouses and baokers In New York, Salt Lake, Seattle and St. Louis at 4 3 4 per cent interest. The sale of the notes will replenish the general fund in the state treasury and permit the commissioner of public works to spend large sums of money on highway building. War department expenditures from the time war was declared uutil June' 50 to totalled $14.544,010.213, 1, 1919. Secretary Baker advised the special bouse committee investigating the department's activities. TERMS OF PEACE What Cermany Signed Agree ment to Do. Germany, by accepting uncondi tionally, on June 28, the terms of the treaty daawn by the allied associated powers, has agreed: To the reduction of her territory in Europe from 208,825 square miles to 172,000 square miles. To the reduction of the population under her jurisdiction from 66 million to 54 milliou. To the surrender of 2,950,000 square miles of colonial possessions. To the restoration of Alsace Lorraine to France; parts of Upper Silesia to Czecho-Slovokta and (o Boland: most of Fosen and parts of West Prussia to Poland; Malmedy and adjoining territory to Belgium. To plebescltes In the Saar mining district, in unceded parts of Upper Silesia, in parts of East Prussia, In Schleswig. To the internationalization of Danzig. To the independence of Austria. To the rcuunciatiou of all political and territorial rights outside Europe. To the reduction of her army from a peace basis of two million men to 200.000, and by March, 1920, to 100.000, and to abolish conscription. To the reduction of her oavy from the 41 battleships, 59 cruisers of 1914, to six battleships and six cruisers. To dismantle all forts 50 kilo meters east of the Rhine. To stop trade in and nearly all production of war material. To allied occupation of parts of Germany for 15 years, or until reparation is made. To demolish the fortillcatlons of Helgoland and to open the Kiel canal to all vessels. To possess no military or naval air forces. To accept full responsibility for all damages caused to the allied govern meuts and nationals. To reimburse all civilian damages, beginning with $3,009,000,000, the Anal total to be determined by the allied reparation commission before May 1, 1921. To the trial of the kaiser and the surrender of those responsible for the war. Defeated Coeur d'Alene. Ratbdrum defeated the Cœur d' Alene baseball team n a fast game on the local diamond Sunday after noon, score 4 to 1. Anderson and Meyer were the local battery. The Cœur d'Alene lineup included George Manoon. Wui. Roueb, VernoD Best, Happy Franklin, Ed Sadler, Stub Stowe, Pike Poirier, Beanie Graves, Harry Topping, Percie O'Brien and Heodricks. Next Sunday the Spirit Lake team is coming down to try conclusion« with the Rathdrum nioe on the local diamond. Up to date the Ratbdrum team has played six games thin season and won five. Married at Hauser Lake. On June 28, a marriage liceose was issued at Cœur d'Alene to Richard C. Kelly, 23, of Spokane, and Elsie M. Ulhright. 19, of Hauser Lake. Tb« wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents, at Hauser Lake, Idaho, Sunday, June 29. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Ulhright, residents of that part of the county for 20 years or more. M*. Kelly is au employe of the Washing lngton Water Power company of Spokane, where the young couple will reside. of of of The government plans to have the Liberty bonds entirely paid for with in 25 years, according to a statement by W. P. G. Harding, governor of the federal reserve system.