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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE i VOL. XXV, NO. 7 RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JULY 18 , 1919 | 1.00 TER YEAR WILL GRADE WHEAT Meetings to Be Held In Count? By Experts. As a part of the grain Improve ment project adopted by the County Farm Bureau a series of meetings willbeh.il in the grain growing districts of the county at, which Prof. R K Bonnett of the farm crops d pirtmeut of the University of Id iho is announced to give demon strations in the grading of gralnä. Besides these demonstrations Prof. Bonnett Is to explain the reasons for grain grading and the system in use, says II II. Deter, county agricultural agent. Prof. Bonnett will be io the county from July 21 to 26 and besides hold log these meetings he will cooperate with the county agent in making a survey of the grain conditions of the county. The object of this line of work Is to determine the varieties of grain grown and to show the necessity of adopting a limited number of varieties that grade high on the market and yield well. The following schedule of meetings have been arranged: Tuesday, July 22—Athol. Thursday, July 24— Farmers' Uoion hall, Rathdrum Prairie. Saturday, July 26—Schoolhouse, Worley. These meetings will be held in the afternoon due to the fact that good light is necessary in the grain grad Ingwoik. All farmers, grain deal mers, and others interested are Invited and urged to be present at these meetings, says Mr. Reier. Looking Up State Lands. Boise, Idaho.—The state land de partment is now busy determining the holdings of each of the state educational aud peual and char.table Institutions in the public land grants given Idaho by the federal govern ment, said Roy L. Black, attorney general. When the acreage has beeu determined, timber cruisers will be sent out fur the purpose of making additional selections iu north Idaho. Mr. Black and 1. II. Nash, state 1 tnd commissioner, are just back from aJwo weeks' trip through the forests of the Panhandle country. While In the north they inspected m ray tracts of timber and made some selections. According to the attorney general, the state has been lax in selecting lands for the institutions, and as a result, be says, much of the best timber in Idaho has b en placed in the national forest reserves and bought up by large lumber companies ami individuals. The land department has not much money at its disposal for timber cruising, and the work which It will undertake In the interest of the in s Itutlous will be limited, Mr. Black said. He thinks, however, that funds s'muld be provided at an early date with which to make investigations aud filings, pointing out that the s'ate will have to accept timber of 1 iferior value unless all selections to which the institutions are entitled are made as early as possible. Little or no rain fell in the Pan handle country during June, and as a result the limber in northern Idaho is as dry as tinder, declared the attorney general. Three or four small t! es broke out in the forests last mouth, but they were quickly exlin gu'shed. Tbe fire protection associa tions of the north, of which the state is a member, have assembled horses, men and material at central points, a id arc now prepared to fight fires on u big scale. Pan to stop the manufacture of f; *ke, Japan's oatioual alcoholic drink, distilled from rice. A project has been launched in J » Idaho State News Items. Lewiston has ordinance prohibiting any but diffused lights automobiles. a new ou Leroy C. Jones, former state game sued on alleged charge of $23,000 shortage In the fish and game fund. Births in Idaho registered io June totaled 1002, received by the bureau statistics at Boise. Salaries of state employes fixed by legislative appropriations cannot be rai: ed by department heads, said Roy L. Black, attorney general. The forest fire situation in parts of Idaho, as well as Montana, are re ported to be bad. The timber is drier than it has been In years and much of It is being destroyed. Sandpolnt had a big welcome-home celebration for the returned soldiers July 11. All entertainments, music aod refreshments were free. Governor Davis has appea'erl to the secretary of the interior for financial aid in checking the big lire in the Thunder Mountain district of Idaho. Mill'ons of feet of timber are being destroyed. The spread of the alfalfa weevil in southern Idaho has caused Washing ton to quarantine against hay from this state. Quarantines on Idaho alfalfa are now effective in Nevada and California. Automobile owners must use both license plates provided by the slate or run the risk of being arrested and fined for violation of the motor vehicle law, Will Hiatt, chief deputy in the state constabulary, said last week. Families of Idaho soldiers who died in the service of their country will receive certificates of honor from the state. The certificates will be signed by Governor D. W. Davis and J. T. Pence, president of the State Council of Defense. The certificates are now ready for distribution. Inability of the Idaho Power com pany to furnish sufficient electricity for the pumps on southern Idaho irrigation projects may cause the public utilities commission to take drastic action which will lead to tbu curtailment of service of some large commercial consumers, Commissioner A. L. Freehafer announced last week Congressman French has up with the railroad administration the matter of granting ouc-half freight rates to the stock growers in the drouth regions of southern Idaho, for the shipment of live stuck to the stock markets of the central slates, and also the drouth regions at one-half rates The public utilities commission last week suspended new rates filed with It by the Lewiston Valley Watei company pending a hearing, company is scekiug to advance its rates from $3 to $10 an acre fur water. It. furnishes irrigation water for ap proximately 5000 acres of orchard ami garden lands at Clarkston, Wash., on the opposite side of the Snake river from Lewiston. warden, is to be in a to to a of up a according to reports of vital the shipment of feed into ' Tbe under the Deer Potato grower-. Flat reservoir, Caldwell, at a meeting of the Totato Growers' association determined upon a future policy of co-operative purchase of sacks to This year Deer will require half handle their crops. Flat farmers a alone million sicks for potatoes Prices have increased from 10 to 15 It is estimated that cents per sack, by co-operative purchasing about two be saved potato producers each sack purchased which will net them about $10,000 on a season s cents can on purchases. Continuation through June of the worst drought in years caused a in Idaho's total wheat ciop of 5,182, j Ü(JÜ bushe i K f roIU the June 1 estimate, lu^S leaving a prospective crop of 18,071, BOYS BROKE JAIL Juveniles From Wenatchee On on Three boys who escaped from t,b' detention room of the juvenile court in Spokane last Friday night wer< captured near Rathdrum Saturdu' morning and broke out of the Rath drum jail Saturday noon. Two of the trio, Alton Gurden Ellis Ogilvie, both aged 15, readier' Coeur d'Alene Saturday night, stole a Ford car and started westward across Washington, while the other Alfred Cute, 16, with his companions on the prairie as to the direction to take, came back into town in the evening presumably to catch an eastbound freight, ann was recaptured by Constable D. O Cleland aud turned over to two officers who had just arrived fron Spokane to take the boys back. The officers made a trip out on the prairi. the same evening but could dpi locate the two runaways. The boys are charged with robbing a store at Wenatchee, the home ol Ogilvie and Gordon. They wert being held in Sp .kaue for the Wenatchee authorities when they escaped. On their way to Rathdrum they requested a ride or W. M. V. Winans who suspected their identity and turned them over to Constable Cleland. The Spokane authorities were notified and pending the arrival of the officers, the boys were locked up in the Rathdrum jail. Constable Cleland left them about 15 minutes and on returning to the jail at noon found they had split the padlock with a jimmy and decamped. Sheriff Quarles received word Mon day that the boys with the stolen Ford were seen passing thru Wilson Creek, Wash. When they escaped from the de tention room in Spokane, the boys were clad only in their R. V. D s, but were fully clad when they arrived in Rathdrum except as to headgear. am having quarrel?c of Amended Water Power Bill. Washington.—The amendment of Congressman French of Idaho to the water power bill was adopted by the house of representatives, eliminating the part in section 23, which seemed to grant in perpetuity, all rights and privileges heretofore granted under temporary permits by the government, to water power concerns thruout the United States. Mr. French contend ed that it would be a crime to pass a blanket law concerning all permits heretofore granted, and the house accepted his view of the situation and decided that persons having received permits in the past shall do business under the temporary permits granted them or come under the ' provisions of the water power act. Congressman Stevenson, of South Caroliua, and Congressman French, of Idaho, were instrumental in haviug an amendment added to the water bill providing that iu condemnation proceedings, where tbe amouot in volved is not in excess of $3,000, the hearings shall be held in tbe state courts instead of in the federal courts. Mr. French urged the remote dis tances from courts in which many of the parties would be fouud living, and that these parties should not be required to bear any unnecessary expenses in the matter. of to a 15 two will s 000 bushels compared with 18.043,000 bushels harvested last year, as indi cated in the July report of Julius II. Jacobsou of the federal bureau of crop estimates in Idaho. In this connection it should be remembered that there is an increase of some 134,000 acres of wheat this year over 1918. the lu^S FROM OVER TBE COUNTY POST FALLS County Assessor Smith reports 516,902 58 collections of auto license during the first six months. The money is spent on roads only in high way districts. The community church has called Rev. J. Sherman Potter of Calistlga, Calif., to I he pastorate. A. J. Mason has sold a 23 acre irrigated tract for $3300. Winter wheat harvest is nearly over. Sparks from a passing locomotive started a fire that destroyed Merry weather's big barn at East Greenacres, also baled straw, a binder, a tractor rod other machinery, grain in the field and some pasture. A. a a SPIRIT LAKE R. F. Dyer, deputy sheriff, while endeavoring to locate an alleged booze supply near the lumber camps, encountered six supposed bootleggers, who put up a fight. Being unarmed, 'lr. Dyer was unable to capture the alleged offenders. The construction of the Panhandle Highway has begun on the day labor plan. Work will begin at Twin lakes and also at this end of the survey and work towards Twin lakes. Equipment will be bought and the district will he prepared to keep its highways in condition. The school bond Issue of $14.000 was defeated at the recent special election, The Spirit Lake jail was burned Tuesday moruiug, evidently the work of ioceudlarism. CŒUR D'ALENE Col. L V. Patch, adjutant general, was in Coeur d'Alene Sunday and was accompanied back to Boise by Captain Jeter. A highway to Worley aud llcyburn park is planned. A fire in the basement of tbe Mor row Mercantile Co. store caused by a lighted match or oigaret being thrown in the air-way on the street, was discovered aod extinguished in lime to preveut damage. Fire smoldering iu the tramway planking of the Coeur d'Aleoe mill on Front avenue called the fire depart ment out at 5 o'clock Saturday morn ing. The damage was uominal. Lieut. Frank McMartin, who was in the A. E. F. mail service overseas, has arrived home. William II. Hoffman, father of Claud Hoffmao, died the first of the week aud was buried Wcducsda) under Modern Woodmen auspices. He was 01 years old and wa3 a resident of Coeur U'Aleue 12 years, eugaged In cement cootracliug. Death was due to pernicious anemia. j President Wilson vetoed tbe bill abolishing tbe daylight saving law. Congress failed iu an effort to pass the measure over the veto, so that daylight saving remaius in force. Dean F. G. Miller of the school of forestry, University of Idaho, arrived In Coeur d'Alene to make a trip with Field Engineer W. I. Bassett to Ileyburn park to look over tbe timber reserve there. Dean Miller recently gave out a report that the state owns 723,000 acres of timber land carrying 10,000,000,000 feet of merchantable timber worth at present prices $30, - 000 . 000 . Wilson Prevents Repeal. BUDGET IS HIGHER Creek to Be Cleaned.-Band master On Payroll. Plans (or cleaning out Spring Branch creek, source of the Rath Irum water supply; putting a band master on the payroll, and passing :he annual appropriation bill, were features of the village trustees' meeting Monday night. Discussion of the cleaning of the creek above the reservoir to facili tate the flow of water, ranch of which is lost by seepage in boggy spots, developed the sense of the noard that the water committee, Messrs. O. G. Farnsworth and E. A. Swanson, have power to act within reasonable limits. Both gentlemen have already made a personal investigation and arc con vinced that while the sprinkling regulations keep the reservoir full, the supply can be greatly aug mented by cleaning out obstruc tions in the creek. Much expense, however, will be saved if a creek-cleaning bee for Sunday called by Mr. N. H. Taylor by means of posters, proves a success. Citizens with axes and shovels are invited to join in the work for the benefit of the com munity Sunday morning at 8. The annual appropriation bill was passed carrying a total of «4900, an increase of $735 over the previous year. The amount to be raised by taxation is $2500 and from water rent $2400. More than $1400 of this year's appropriation' applies for payment of bonds aud interest. The sum of $1235 is allowed for current expenses. Much of this has already been ex pended. The law requires that expendi tures be kept within the amounts fixed by the budget. An ordinance was also passed fixing the salaries of village offi cials. This was made to include a bandmaster at $120 a year. b. Beck was authorized to buy two file hydrants for the north part of town. Bills allowed: E. G. Greenup, lumber E VV Uudy,marshal July 4 Rathdrum Elec. Co. lights W.YV.Baldwin, marshal Juue 29 3 00 W W Bounctt,treasurer 3 mo9. salary Tribune, publisbiug S Beck, pipe saddles J. W. Steward, hauling lumber Clark Hill, cutting weeds $115.43 4 30 79 50 30.00 4 00 3.45 2.90 8.50 Grenade Banks For Schools. Coeur d'Alene.—A few day« ago assuraucc came from the U. S. treas ury department that baud grenade j banks would be presented to school chlldreu upon the purchase of war savings stamps. Now comes word that these banks are to be apportioned amoog tbe 6tates, and that Idaho's share will be 10.000 banks, aDd the uumber for Kootenai county between five and six hundred, or about three to each teacher employed. By apportioning Kootenai county's share on the Veachcr basis, tbe pupils of every school district in the county will have a chance to win some of these banks, says Sup't R. C. Egbers. Tbe state convention of county superintendents recommended that these bauks be awarded upon effort, energy, and ingenuity of pupils in saving aud purchasing these stamps, and that the first day of uext January to - be tbe closing date of Ibis contest.