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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXV, NO. 13 RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1919 11.00 PER YEAR Banks TO TEST CATTLE State Plan to Eradicate Tuber culosjs. Dr. E. T. Powell of Coeur d'Alene, captain In the 146th artillery during the war, was In Ratlidruin Tuesday He is veterinarian ill charge of free tuberculin tests of cattle In the counties north of the Salmon rivnr, under state and federal supervision. Under the. plan to eradicate tuberculosis, a veterinarian Is sent to the farm to apply the test to herds free of charge to tbe farmer. Herds passing two or three annual tests will be placed on the accredited herd register aDd may be shipped inter state without further test for one year. Cattle reacting to the test, will be paid for to the extent of two thirds of their appraised market value with a limit of $50 for each grade animal and IS 100 for each registered animal. The owner must Submit his herd to test at any time required, allow no cattle not tested tc associate with his, take precautions calves, transport the veterinarian and Inspector to and from the station or neighboring farm, slaughter reactors and disinfect the premises. Dr. Powell asks all farmers with herds of ten or more animals, to write to him at Coeur d'Alene, if they wish a test to be made, and he will call on them as soon as con venient. He said he Will be glad to give information to those who may write him concerning the tuberculosis campaign. in feeding Idaho State News Items. About 1500 men were fighting forest fir s in the Coeur d'Alenes last week. The state game department is in receipt of a $25 fine which was wrung from Lester Hickman qf St. Anthony, who was convicted of shooting game without a license. Railroads, telephone and telegraph c impanies and the power companies r tiled to get relief in the form of a n duced valuation on properties in 1 laho which they asked for from the s ate hoard of equalization. Miles Cannon, commissioner of agriculture for Idaho, las issued to the press of the slate a statement to the effect that farmers ^ave a right to contract the sale pf their wheat independent of the government guarantee price. An insect of microscopic size, which attacks alfalfa blossoms and des'roys the seed-producing qualities of the plauts, has been found in Gooding, Cassia and Jerome counties according to reports by C. B. Ahlson, field man for the Idaho Seed Growers' a sociatlon. Shipments are being piade by state War Savings headquarters of supplies f >r various counties to be used in connection with lluift Instruction in a'l of the public grade schools of Iduho this vear. This yviII be part of the regular required curriculum of schools thruout the state. The Idaho Hay Growers'association and prominent stockmen at a meeting at Kuna, southern Idaho, agreed without a dissenting voie that $17 50 a ton was an equitable price for 1919 h ty while It is in the sUck and that $20 was a fair price to both parties Ur haled and shipped hay. Half a million dollars' worth of e'over seed will be shipped from the Twin Falls district this year, said E. J Iddings, dean of agriculture of tbe University of Idaho. Several returns of eight bushels of this seed to the acre have been reported, which, at a 1 r.ce in the neighborhood of 40 ceuts a pi'tiud, means a rclufo of about $200 a acre. Banks everywhere will soon have for sale the , flOOO War Savions een! Beates, combine every advantage tu investors possessed or War Savings stamps, according received fron treasury department by , who is in charge of the Savings work In Idaho. new government $100 and which n « to an announcement the United Stales Allen 15 Ea Wa I Hule Holden of Chicago, director of regional railroads operating in southern Idaho, Friday advised the publier utilities commission that it would he impossible to provide sheep men or the state with all the stock cars they want. He said there was an unprecedented demand for rolling slock of that type from wool in the northwest who wish to their sheep to market. growers move M. H. Collin a retired Boise farmer, now identified with a new coal company organized in Uiah, says the present price of coal $10 or over ton in Boise is too high, the freight on coal to Boise including $1 for loading, at the mine is now $3 65 which he says could he reduced so that the price laid down to tbe consumer need not exceed $7 a ton. lie blames the "coal combinations." per He says is $5 53 The price Boise As a result of the campaign against grasshoppers in Idaho county, three wheelbarrow loads of dead hoppers were hauled from a Grangeville garden plot, one and one half by three rods in size. On the E. Fry ranch, a count showed an average of more than 100 hoppers per square foot on a 14 acre corn field, which would mean a total of 60,984,000 hoppers. Excellent results from the fight against the alfalfa weevil in Bannock county are revealed by the good growth of tbe second crop, which is much belter than the first crop on irrigated lands. On lands where the weevil worked the first crop and which then were thoroly gone over with harrows and brush drags, the second crop is reported to have come thru with no signs of the pest. Potato growers in Canyon county have squeezed out the buyers and hereafter they will place orders fur their own refrigerator cars with a view of insuring prompt delivery Early in the season the growers agreed to permit the buyers to place orders for cars, and the buyers, after drawing lots, agreed to accept cars in turn. Then came the car shortage and some of the bujers broke over. a LIBERIA IS REACHING OUT Tribes of That Country, It Is Said, Are Accepting the Teachings of the Missionaries. Plenyono Gbe Wolo, a Liberian of the Kru tribe, who graduated from Co lumbia university, says: There never has been a scientific census of Liberia, but the population Is estimated at from 2,000,000 to 3,000, 000, and not more than 15,000 are Aruerleo Liberians, the descendants of liberated slaves. The remainder be long to tribes which speak four differ ent languages and offer only nominal submission to the government. The Krus elect their kings by the selection of the most available man of the royal house. In the Jarrowuy tribe the king is an absolute monarch for the reign of six years, and Is then put to death Other tribes also follow different cus toms. The tribes do not acknowledge the government of Monrovia, because they feel that It does not protect thenr. By treaty the United States government is required to help the Americo-Llbe rlans against the tribes, and In 1912 this country helped put down a rebel lion of the Krus. The constitution of Liberia has a literacy test, which has heretofore ex cluded most of the natives from vot ing, as the central government is un able to undertake their education. The Girbas are being taught by Episcopal missionaries, aud the Fulingos, who are Mohammedans, are also gaining the franchise. The Krus are very am bitious and are also catching up. There are more than 50 Liberians of the na tive tribes studying in the United States. FOR EX-SERVICE MEN Medical Attendance at Covern ment Expense. Boise, Idaho.—Former service men throughout the state who are suffer ing from disabilities sustained diseases contracted while in or army or navy will be treated without cost, according to Dr. E. E. Laubaugb of the department of public health. Doctor Laubaugb Is hack in Boise after a trip over the southern part of the state. He says he found a number of men who are entitled to free medical attention. $ at of Dr. J. E. Crouch of Payette, former major In the medical bas been named supervisor for Idaho and be a corps will in turn name district physicians who will he paid by the federal government for service ren dered returned soldiers, sailors and marint s Former service meu will be urged to communicate with Doctor Crouch or Doctor Laubaugb and they will in turn dir ct them to a physician who will give them attention. According to Doctor Laubaugb there is a large number of Idaho who are still nursing injuries received Id service, or operations and medical He says the government has arranged to pay all costs. men who need minor attention. FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST PALLS Sergt. Claude A. Newton, just hack from Germany, visited his aunt, Mrs. J. M. Matheson. Miss Nonna Eggers is recovering from severe after effects of having her tonsils removed. Robert Petelcr has gone to Mt. Vernon, Wash training at a salary of $1800 a year. F. E. Owens, station agent at Hauser Junction, has purchased the Foster 80 north or Post Falls for $2500. Jimmie Ferguson fell from Volkel's delivery truck aud was dazed and scratched. The Adventists recently concluded a four or five weeks' tent meeting. Alf Webster and F. W. Brock are the Post Falls school trustees whose terms expire Sept. 2. Lloyd Nogle came home from Europe last week after 21 months in the army overseas. Ae is fleshy and troubled with periodic deafoess. to teach manual a SPIRIT LAKE Milan C. Richardson and Gertrude Doris Herwitt were married at Coeur d'Alene recently. The haselall seasi u is over for Spirit Lake aud the team is under stood to have disbanded. A volley hall court is being built on the vacant lot opposite tbe postofflce. Miss HARRISON Dr. Finney has bad the material hauled out to build a silo on Lit dairy ranch. M. C. Roholt was awarded the city contract to build the sidewalk In Crane's Park addition. Mrs Carlson of Rose Lake died of Bright's disease at the Ilarri-oa hos pital. A. P. Diissen and Walter B. Russell are the school trustees whose three year terms expire Sept. 2, the date of the annual school election. Andrew Knutsen will exhibit grain, fruit and vegetables at the Spokane fair. He received several prizes at Spokane and Boise last year. A plan is on foot to join tbe water % system and electric light plant under municipal ownership In the interest of better flre-flgbtlDg service. Roy Ashworth has the contract to log six million feet of Indlao Springs for the Export Lumber company. Joe Keller bas all the fishermen beat. He caught two bass at time with a wooden weighed five pounds and the other three. timber at one minnow. One CŒUR D'ALENE Under the direction of the Red Cross a splendid demonstration of life saving was given In the park last Thursday eveolog, Aug. 21. Dr. E T. Powell has returned from Boise to take charge of the work of eradicating tuberculosis from the North Idaho cattle herds. Every stockman must have his herd tested. Residents of the east side of Lake Coeur d'Alene and citizens of Coeur d'Alene met Sunday. August 24, Carlin bay to discuss the Idaho North and South highway. Aug. 22, before Unted States Commissioner Lawrence Larson, William Gentry, charged with con ceallng liquor on which the govern ment revenue has not been paid, was bmud over to answer to the federal court. His bonds were placed at $ 1000 . Last Frida? evening a committee from the Four L.'s met with the committee of merchants and dis cussed prices charged in this city. Furt her invc't lgatious will be made and more conferences will he held. Leo C. Dauby of the radio service returned to his home here Aug. 22, with a second class electrician rating. Mr. Danhy has been in the service for 13 mmtbs, and visited southern points, including Cuba and Panama. He was discharged at Bremerton, after several months in Florida on experimental work. R. C. Egters, county superintend ent, gives notice to ail teachers engaged to teach in this county, and all persons holding certificates to leach in this couoiy, that a joint county teachers' Institute will he held at Sandpoint, from September 2 to 5, and attention is called to section 109, of the Idaho pamphlet school law, which requires all such parties to attend the institute. at BEFORE THE AGE OF STEAM Reminiscences of Tima When the 6t«ge Coach Waa Moat Important Method of Travel. "It was a bill village on the stage road midway between stage roads In the year 1840 varied with the seasons from bad to worse. In the spring they were rivera of mud through which tbe jaded horses dragged the conch wearily; In the summer the passengers were choked with dust, and in the autumn, by rea son of the ruts and holes in the road, they were tossed about like dice Id a box ; In winter the roads were blocked with snow, but the stage, when there was a stage, always came Into our village with a clatter of galloping horses and sounding horn, Its round body, swung on leather etraps. Its gal lant driver, Its four smoking horses aud Ita merry horns were followed by shouting boys, who swung from the straps of the boot or fell off In a cloud of dust. The atage driver was a personage to every village that de pended on his arrival for the dally mall and the latest news from the out side world. Oe waa gaxed upon with awe by the children as a sort of hero of romance, who never worked, but drove galloping horses back aud forth through a perpetual holiday. He was an expert with the reins whose repu tation waa counties wide. As he whirled up to the tavern porch, the leaders of hla team, which. It whispered, had been sold to the stage company by the farmers because ef their vicious tricks, walked arouud to the stable with drooping heads and tnto their familiar stalls as their traces were unhooked, as Inno cent-looking as If they had «Dd -. waa soon as kicked a farmer'« boy or picked up a groom by the collar."—William Henry Shelton In Century. never % PLAY DREW CROWD Ratlidruin Home Talent Pleased Andience. 1 he home talent play ffiven at Fraternal hall last Friday night under auspices of the local mittee of a coming Chautauqua, attracted a crowd of about The gross proceeds were about I 75 con> Dr. O. G. Farnsworth announced to the audience that the scries of chau corn 200 . and the program netted the mittee about $ 60 . tauqua entertainments are to be brought to Rathdrum in October. The play given was a three-act farce, "Tell Your Wife. ft It had a well defined plot and an abundance of comedy. The audience pleased with the play and the skill with which it was was presented. Those in the cast were: Mrs. N.H. I aylor as Mrs. Joyce, the doctor's wife; Miss Marian Laird as Alice Ogden, "a student of the actions of human affections; Layton as Edith Harrington, her friend; Miss Elizabeth Annis Hannah Ellis, panion; Walter Wisdom as Morton Ellwood, "victim 11 Miss Edna as Mrs. Joyce's com of circum stances;" N. H. Taylor Joyce, and O. G. Farnsworth Pulsifer, the doctor's secretary. Music by the orchestra opened the program, and between acts, Miss Shirley Krueger gave read ings, and Mr. N. H. Taylor and Miss Belle Wenz a repertoire of popular songs and duets that would do credit to any Chautauqua circuit. The orchestra gave a dance after the program. as Dr. as Examination For Rural Carrier. The United States civil service commission has announced an exam ination to he held at Athol and Gueur d'Alene on Sept. 27 to fill tbe position of rural carrier at Coeur d'Alene and Athol and vacancies that may later occur on rural routes from other post offices in the county. The examination will be open only to citizens who are actually domiciled in the territory or a post office in tbe county and who meet the other requirements. Form and application banks may he obtained from the offices mentioned above or from the United States ci vil service commis sion at Washington, D. C. Applica tions shou'd be forwarded to the commission at Washiagtoo at the earliest practicable date. Duthie-Drennan Nuptials. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.—Tuesday afternoon Aug. 19, at two o'clock at the home of Dr. and Mrs. D. 1>. Drennan at 303 Park Drive occur«! the marriage of Ernestine, to John Earle Dulbie of Troy, Idaho, who was recently dis charged from service at Camp Lewis. The event was the culmination of a romance begun at the University of Idaho where both were students. Immediately after the ceremony and Mis Dulbie motored to will spend several at the Drennan I heir daughter. Mr. Spokane. They weeks there and cottage "Tarry-a-While" at Twin Lakes after which they will make their home at Troy, Idaho, where Mr. Duthie bas an interest io bis father's grain and milling business. The daylight saving repeal bill, vetoed twice by President Wilson, was passed over his veto by congress. The repeal of the effective after the clocks law become« are turned Back to normal In October. The demaud for the repeal of the law came largely from the farmers.