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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
t 1 VOL. XXV, NO. 0 ItATHDIMLU, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1919 $1.00 PER YEAR LEGION : lllli Veterans of War Forming Civil Organization. The American Legion, The Nation al Organization of American Veter ans of The. World War, originated in two meetings of soldier, sailor and marine delega'es at Paris and St. Louis on March 15ih and May 8, 9, and lOtb, respectively. The execu tive committees appointed at these meetings have combined to form the national executive committee of the American Legion with headquarters at 19 West 44;h Street, New York city. State branches and local posts are being organized throughout the country. This organization work is progressing rapidly and it is expected that at least one million ex service men will be enrolled as members prior to the national convention of the American Legion which will meet at Minneapolis on November 10, 11 and 12j,h to effect the per manent organization of the Legion. The Legion is non-partisan, knows no distinction of rauk or service, and is a civilian organization. GREW FROM ROMAN COLONY City and Fortress of Cologne Has Figured Prominently In the Psgee of History. A fortress of the first rank, and a place of trade and manufacture, Co logne Is one of the most Important cities In Germany. It lies In a vast semicircle on the left bank of the Iiliine, some 45 miles north-northwest of Coblenz, and, as the center of a net work of railways, It has direct com munication with all the chief elites of F,urope; whilst along the broad wa ters of the Rhine its ships may go down to the sea. At the time when Julius Caesar was leading his legions over Gaul, In the first century before the Christian era, Cologne was the chief town of the Ubll, aud was kuown to the Romans as the Oppidum Ubl orum. Here, In A. D. 50, a Roman colony was planted by the Emperor Claudius, In honor of his wife, Agrip pina, and given the name of Colonia Agrippina. It rapidly rose to be a place of Importance, and, under the emperors, had the privilege of the Jus Italieum. Then came the decline of I tie empire, and with it the outlying Homan city began to feel more and more the pressure of the Frankish hosts, as they moved steadily west ward. The city was taken by the Franks In 330, but they did not per manently occupy it until the fifth cen tury, when, tn 475, It became the resi dence of the Frankish king, Chllderlc. ■ Gasoline Dangerous Gasoline gives off vapors at an ordinary temperature which are heavier than air and therefore settle near the floor. Opening a window will not always remove such gases. When these gases, in quantities from 1} per cent to 6 per cent become mixed with the air a violent explof ion may occur if a spark or flame Is brought near. Therefore the great danger of cleaning garments with gasoline in the home. If done, the rooms should he thoroughly ventilated and kept free from sparks or flames. Even the friction of the clothing may generate a spark which will cause an explosion. Gasoline should never be stored in the house even when contained in safety can. The can should always he plainly marked "gasoline. The use of gasoline in-stoves Is so dangerous that the government in a ti recent report recommends keroseue and other forms of fuel as a substi tute. When used the tank should never be tilled while the stove is in operation. Running au engine in a garage is liable to generate a deadly gas which often causes sickness, and may cause death. Recently a promioent actor died from this cause. Handle gasoline with the same care as gunpowder: explosive.—Ex. it is a dangerous Idaho State News Items. Murray activity. Blaekfool is tu luve tabernacle. At a sale near Moscow Shorthorns brought an average of $305, Holsteins $222 per head. The Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine at Kellogg has sufficient ore in sight to maintain operations hisis as last year for 12 tears to come. By a four to one vote Fremont county at the special election author ised the issuance of road bonds in the amount of $400,000. Standardization of seed potatoes in Idaho is one of the latest accomplish ments of the extension division of the University of Idaho. Idaho has joined eight western states in the adoption of standard seed potatoes. Minin* operators in the Coeur d'Alenes who were forced to reduce wages of all employees $1 per day last March, have posted notice at Boise that a 50-cent increase has been made, the average of $4.75 beiug the rule. reports much urung a $50,000 and at the same Earnings in the sum of $1885 on funds in the state treasury during the month of June over the usual 3 per cent interest is reported by John W. Eagleson, state treasurer, in his monthly statement to the state auditor. William J. Hall, public works com missioner, has addressed conmiuriica lions in which he states that wotk uien on state'Tabs are permitted to work but eight hours a day. He refers contractors to paragraph 1402 chapter 101 of the compiled law, which governs labor matters under state supervision. j ing to the recommendation submitted ! to Slate Director Allen B. Eaton by Idaho's 10,000 allotment of "hand grenade" War Saviugs banks will be apportioned to the counties according to the school census of each, and couuty school superintendents will decide the winners of banks, accord ■ a committee of three couuty school superintendents appointed to investi gate the best method of distribution by the superintendents' convention held recently at Albion. Beavers in streams tributary to the Goose creek reservoir in Cassia county have backed up sufficient water with dams they have built to irrigate all crops on the Twin Falls Oakley project which are now burning up for want of moisture, according to Dave Rich, chief deputy in the state game department. Mr. Rich went to Oakley to destroy with dynamite the dams built by the beavers, but found the job too big aod gave up in des 5000 He says not less than are living in the streams pair, beavers between tributary to Goose creek Oakley and the Nevada stale line. Last Sunday Mr. Rich destroyed foui When be returned to large dams, the point where the dams had stood the next day lie found that the This rebuilt two. had heavets autumn when furs can be sived the beaver will be trapped out of the streams and the dams destroyed. Mr. Rich says it is too la-te In the season to undertake the work now. Milwaukee Road Earnings. Boise, Idaho.—Among transconti nental rillroads which did not go broke last year under government ownership or control was the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul. In a report filed Tuesday with the slate board of equalization grass ceipts are shown to have been $131, 894,454 65 for 1918. totalled to - Operating ex $122,190,104 85, penses leaving a net earning of $10,698,319. 80. of the Earnings for that portion il road which passes through nor them Idaho wire nut segregated in : : the report. DROWNED IN LAKE Boat Sinking Brought Death to Three Near Rathdrum. Two men and one young woman were drowned in the upper Twin lake, north of Rathdrum, last Satur ■ day night when the rowboat contain ing nine occupants and propelled by an Evinrude motor, was swamped. The dead are: James A. Burns, 45, of Spokane; Phyllis Burns, age 17, his daughter, and Chester L. Graves, age 21, soldier on furlough from Fort Flagler, Wash. Mr Burns was foreman of Patrick Welch's ranch at the lower end the lake. The bodies were recovered in 10 to 15 feet o'clock Sunday morning, and brought to Rathdrum. age uf of water shortly after 10 The six other occupants of the boat escaped by swimming, rescued. They are: Elizabeth Wood, Oppoitunity, Wash ; Charles Gifford, Tennessee; Marion Tossing, M. C. McCoy, Hugoton, Burns, 15, son of James A. and John Nelson of Spirit Lake. Gifford saved Miss Wood aud youog Burns while assistance was arriving with boats. McCoy and Nelson swam ashore. Mr. Burns and the two womeu were said to he unable to swim. Gifford euJeavored to Mr. Burns but was unable to handle him as he weighed 225 pounds. Gifford also tried to help young Burns iu the attempt to save his sister. According to accounts of the tragedy, the party left what is known as Miller's camp at the foot of the lake, shortly after 9 p. m., to attend a dance on the upper lake. The water was calm in ths lower lake but when the boat passed the channel aDd entered the open water of the upper lake it encountered waves. With its heavy load, the boat was low iu the water, and when about 15U feet from the shore in front of the Carl Neafus cottage, water came into the craft and swamped it. Efforts to recover the bodies were made by campers and lakeside resi dents. Parties from Rathdrum, In cluding A. A. Berges, D 7. Lyon and H. R Saunders, arrived in the morning and succeeded in bringing the dead to the surface by means of a strand of weighted barb wire dragged between two boats over the place of the accident. The bodies are being held this week at O. W. Stone's undertaking rooms, pending arrangements being made by the relatives and the government. Mis. Burns, widow of J. A. Burns, stated Wednesday that she expected to leave in a few days for Minneapolis with the bodies of her husbaud and daughter. Mr. Burns was a member of the Modern Woodmen in Spokane and carried insurance in that order. or were Idaho; Jvas.; John Burns, save Prince of Writer* of War. In Valenclenues there Is a statue of Jean Froissart, prince of war cor respondents, who was a native of the town. Froissart came Into all the splendor of the medieval life of Val enciennes, the streets crowded with knights and soldiers, priests, artisans and merchants, and the churches and houses rich with stained glass and precious carvings. There were also festivals, masques, mummeries and moralities every year, by his seigneur, he set himself to write contemporary history, could describe a battle more vividly than any of bis contemporaries. He wanted to know everything; liked to get the story of a battle from both sides and many points of view, and wanted the details of every little cav alry skirmish, every capture of a cas tle, every gallant action and brave deed. A good journalist, he forgot nothing. to God, sense, memory, good remem brance of everything, and an Intellect clear and keen to seize upon the facts which I could learn." Instigated He I had, he says, "thanks FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS James Mathesou and William Evans report that they are growiig apples without seeds. Mahlou Nogle, soldier of the 146th, arrived home recently. Miss Gault of Athol will teach the intermediate school at McGuire. Charlie Mellick Is borne from over* ■ seas. A daughter was boro June 28th to Mr. aud Mrs. G. G. McMatb. Ray Leon Rayment bas returned from thirteen months' service over seas. II. M. Strathern is home from the Spokane hospital-much improved in health. Plans were discussed at a good roads meeting for getting federal aid to pave the road from Coeur d'Alctc to the state line, passing thru Post Falls. Mrs. Robert Hite of Rathdrum visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs A. P. Hite and Mrs. N. M. Hite at East Greenacres last week. CŒUR D'ALENE County Sup't Egbers announces a teachers' examination to be held at Coeur d'Alene July 24, 25, and 26. Homer S. Cummings, chairman of the national democratic committee, who is touring the western states in behalf of the league of nations, spoke in the city park Suuday. -, There were 20,000 people in the city July 4 and 5 to see the regatta. Hubert Keller of Coeur d'Alene captured nearly all the big prizes in the men's swimming events. Lieu tenant Fetters and Serg. Kissel flew 7000 feet over the city and concluded by landing on. Government Way. Governor Daviä was among the spec tators. Acting upon information givcu anonymously by telephone, Sheriff T. L Quarles and deputies, accompanied by Deputy Internal Revenue Collector W. A. Cole, last week discovered an illicit whisky still iu the timbered mountains above Bums Summit on the Mullen or Fourth of July canjon road, a few miles from Coeur d'Alene. Forewarned, the moonshiners at tempted to hide their utensils and product but each article was located including a large quantity of whisky and bottles in which to market it. Ole Lynn, a watchman named Kelly and a woman giving the name of Mrs. Clark, were arrested aud held under $2000 bonds each. HARRISON It was reported the postoffice at Chatcolet was robbed one night last week. The residence Lclepbouc rates were raised the first of July. The mills aod loggiug camps were closed for the 4th to give the men a chance to celebrate. Sprinkling hours arc 6 to 8 a. m. and 5 to 8 p. m . at $6 for 50 foot front, payable in advance. None of the other bodies SPIRIT LAKE The Spirit Lake baseball weut to Sandpolut Sunday and de feated the team at that city for the third time this season by a score of 7 to 1. Thirty new members have joined the Spirit Lake Improvement club. team The body of Clark A. Topping of Spokane, washed ashore at Priest lake July 3. He was drowned with four others when their overladen rowboat sank in a storm the night of June 14. has beeu recovered. WANTS ALL TO HELP Covernor Urges Popular Inter est In State Affairs. Coeur d' Alene, Ida.—Asking co-operation in the task of placirg the state government on a sound business basis, Governor D. W. Davis Saturday importuned a large Coeur d'Alene audience to take a more personal interest in state affairs. I want your assistance regard less of political affiliation, clared the governor. < I >» de "The state government is a corporation in which you arc a stockholder and it is your positive duty to inform yourself as to the condition of the business. This nation has made a serious mistake in the various sieving upon governmentalisms which we have been urged to adopt. Remember that the consti tution of the United States is a document sufficiently broad to cover almost e/ery phase of nation al government. Think for your selves. Prove your devotion to the American ideal by following the dictates of your conscience and this country can never go wrong. Inveighing against moral cowardice on the part of public officials 1 as the greatest single cause of governmental decay. Governor Davis scored the politiciahs' "ear-to-the ground" atti tude, in an address delivered before a large crowd at Moscow. "Those who aspire to the title of statesman, and who should he leaders of thought aod ruolders of public opinion," declared the governor, "have refrained from expressing themselves until stroog sentiment has actually become evi dent. The result has been that public opinion has been' directed by street corner orators, who harangue their crowds from soap boxes. If Telephone Rates. Boise, Idaho—The Interstate Utilities company of Spokane which furnishes a Dumber of north Idaho towns with telephone service has advanced the rate on phones in keep ing with the advance made months ago by the Mouutaiu States two Telephone & Telegraph company. Notice of the new schedule of rates which are being made effective In the north was tiled with the public utili ties commission recently. The com mission, to protect itself when the federal government returns the tele phoue aud telegraph linos to private ownership, refused the Spokane com pany permission to make, the proposed new rates effective without a hearing. That action was entirely format aud will nut preveut the. higher rates from going into effect immediately since the United States supreme court lias ruled that public utilities commission cannot exeicisc jurlsdic lion over public utilities which are being operated under government control. With the exe« pilon of Lewiston and Moscow all the larger towns of north Idaho will be affected by the advance iu phone rates. The ad • vance is stiffer io the larger towns served by the Spokane company, the new rate beiog graduated according to the number of patrons served. Wallace, Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene. Kellogg, St. Maries, Bonoefs Ferry, Mullao, Spirit Lake, Rathdrum, Har rison, St. Joe, Priest River and Post Fails are all served by the Interstate Utilities company. In the majority of the towns the rate on residence phones wa 9 boosted a P^ >rox *toately <5 cents a month; oq business phones from $1 to $1.50 a month.