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w. A. % * U % VOL. XXV, NO. 3-t HATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2B, 1920 11.00 PER YEAR ; MAY STOP HIGHWAYS Economy Threatens Cut In Fed eral Appropriations. Boise, Idaho.—Idaho road de velopment is in grave danger if federal assert William J. Hall, state commissioner of public works, and D. P. Olson, director of highways, in bulletin No. 7 , issued Monday by the state highway department. It is here given in part: The last of the federal aid ap propriations previously made by congress becomes available July i Jt 1920 . Practically all of Idaho's allot ment of federal funds has already been absorbed. This department is in receipt ol advices from Washington to the effect that the slogan of all party leaders in both house and senate is ••economy and retrenchment," and that it will require concerted effort on the part of those interested in the continuance and extension of road work to obtain favorable action. aid is not continued, f Idaho State News Items. The smallpox situation at Sand point is becoming acute.* Elk in the Jackson hole country are reported well fed and cared for The law provides $100 floe fur refusal or delay in giving information to census enumerators. State officials last week clapped a rigid influenza quarantine upon the industrial school at St. Anthony. An Ice gorge forming suddenly last Friday night near the mouth of the Owyhee river backed up water which drowned 2000 sheep before it was discovered. A movemeut has been started to have U. S. soldiers stationed in the timber areas to protect the forests mtainst loss by fire. Preference right for returned soldiers, on reclamation projects, is demanded by American Legion posts In southern Idaho. Increased profits of • $2,572,177 farms in Idaho, 1919, as the result of farm bureau reported by farmers as a result of demonstrations. on extension work, were A special hay report by Julius II Jacobson of (he Idaho s,, rvlce, Indicates that 70 per cent of Idaho's 1919 hay crop is still farms. crop reporting on the However, 40 per cent has " e «n bought up by dealers and specu at( Ts. leaving 30 per cent in control of the growers. A new Idaho educational directory Issued last school ^12.663,352 this year. .There are 1429 ''-bool districts in the state and 1715 uddlogs. a total of 137,762 pupil **^ n< l bhe state schools: aQ d 67,413 girls. Twenty per cent of the Idaho pi. ta "top, or $1,630,000 worth, was lost "ist yèar d "Potato Wart. Deitis thruout Wording to g. W. Pathologist Idaho. week gives the in the state at value of property 70,349 boys to ue to the new disease called found io the potato United States, Hungerford, plant of the University of !> the Tbc war department has authorized fêtant General 0 or lfanize in the state uni s avalr y. heavy artillery, Unor Infantry, ; WQS Which desi V 0 v ernn )eo at L V. Patch of Dah ut machine to be located in The them. 1 furnishes a*d pays for supplies for all horses ^ 'luiptneot, furnishes the ' uriUs aDd Ammunition for re t hi Car « of and a id men target F pracice and pays them for attending drill. Up to Jan. 15, Mountain Home, in fluet zu cases in Bo'se, Grandview, Bruneau, Si. Anthony and Wallace were reported to the S'ate heal l h office to the number of 179 , state medical dlrecior i mined lata! y put out a warning thrunut the slate that the disease Was spreading rapidly and that steps should be taken once by every community to to prevent, or before quarantine necessary. and the if by Jt ol is at. organize the epidemic corn rol mea-ures become GOOD INVESTMENT IN SMILE Inexpensive, and Nothing One Can Own Will Bring a Greater Return —Should Be a Promise. A pleasnnt smile Is the most Inex pensive investment on earth and it is the greatest one to bring a return. How I wish just whnt It means to smile. I think we all would smile offener If we did. So many people have tohl me how hard It Is for them to smile. Here Is my re cipe— here it Is, very simple: When you are about to smile, think first that —In your smile you are to promise something, smile is for. everyone could realize That. Is really what n It Is a promise, and you may' make It any kind of a promise you like. their lips at all in a smile, while oth ers smile entirely with their lips and leave their eyes expressionless. The best smile of all is the one that promises most. At your mirror you may practice smiling with great success. Just conjure up the person you want to smile at and fit the smile to the vision. It will surprise you to know how many different kinds of promises one happy smile may sug gest. It is so like a happy party to have a person around who smiles on general principles and promises nothing ut oil but gladness for the very jo.v of living. Cheerfulness such as this is life's finest tonic.—Exchange. Some people hardly move by Where Trees Are Milked. In British Çuia.oa and the West In- I dies, particularly on the hanks of the e KIv»r Demernra, there grows a tree r known to the natives as the "Hya hya," which yields from its bark and pith a juice slightly richer and thicker than cow's milk. The tree*is about forty feet in height and eighteen inches in circumference When full grown, and the natives use its juice as we do milk, it being perfectly harm less and mixing well with water. The Cingalese, have n tree, they call "Kiriaghuma," which yields a fluid in all respects like milk, while In the for ests of Para grows a tree called the "Massenodendron," which gives a milk like juice. It can be kept for an in definite time and shows no tendency to become sour. On the other hand, certain trees in the valleys of Aragua and in Canngua yield a similar fluid, which, when exposed to the air, begins to form a kind of cheese which very soon becomes sour. In the Canary islands there is a tree called "Tnbaya Dolce," of which the milk, thickened into a jelly, is considered a delicacy. ty for Brothers Saluted and Died. Such possibilities as have been pre sented to the men of our destroyers have been well met. There are exam ples of heroism not surpassed by any thing in the history of our navy. For instance, there is the case of the two young brothers who were wireless op erators on a destroyer which was bad ly damaged by an explosion. Stagger ing forward, away from the injured part of the ship, these boys met the captain. Not realizing how badly they hurt, he ordered them below to get medical attention. "No, sir," said the elder brother; "give it to some of the poor devils back there who've got a chance. We're Please notify our mother And at that the the tion last men state to via that the were J. tory $ done for. we died on duty.' pair saluted their commander and col lapsed. In a few seconds both were dead.—Gregory Mason In the Outlook, Hurrying Time. "Goodness!" gasped the sergeant of the guard, sticking his head out of the window. at What is the man playing at?" Private Murphy, who was on sentry running as hard as he could go, was from end to end of his beat. "Hi, Mike!" yelled the noucoin., "what's the trouble?" "Sure, an' there's no trouble at all, at all 1" replied Murphy, panting us he paused in his scurry. "Then what are you running for?" "Well, ain't I on duty here for two hours? I'm only trying to get me two hours done quick I" — —„ A... ■ — - TAX MAN, IS COMING in Deputy Leeper to Assist Pre paring Return's. h y Rathdrum Is to be visited Friday and Saturday, Jao. 30 and 3 . 1 , by Hobt. D. Leeper, collector, for the ptïrpose of receiving income tax returns and dpputj revenue assisting the taxpayers in the preparation of the same, according to Lewis Williams of Boise, internal revenue collector for Idaho. Deputy Leeper's itinerary Includes the following places in the north part„of Kootenai county: Rathdrum—Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31. Spirit Lake—Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 2 , 3, and 4 . AMÈol —Thursday, Feb. 5 . Bay view—Friday and Feb. 6 and 7. Post Falls Is to be visited Jan.uary 26 and 27. t-rn Saturday, FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS School was dismissed two days give the water company an opportun ity to repair a break in the pipe which caused a shortage of water the second time this winter. The former repairs cost about $300. Post Falls only had two cases of smallpox, the disease being checked by geneial vaccination. to A. M. Martin was re-elected presi dent of the Post Falls Water company, and S. H. Smith, secretary treasurer. I . fine'« e yes out and turned it loose at Hauser r ... , , Ldke - The animal WttS found wander ing on the ice, a mere skeleton, and Airs. J. C. Ahlhorn is offering a $25 reward for the perpetrator of the crime. The stockholders of the Post Falls farm loan association elected Charlts Waggoner president; John Peters, vice president; Ed Kyle, secretary. Aggregate federal loans in the locali ty are $60,000. Surveyors are working on a project for a pipe line from Hauser lake to irrigate several thousand acres id the valley. Post Falls ex-service basket ball team defeated Spokane university last Saturday 39 to 5. SPIRIT LAKE Two lemons grown on a tree In the Spirit Lake hotel were plucked recently and laid away to mature. E. L. Revier has sold the meat market to E L. Nance of Tekoa. Wash. Athol ranchers obtained control o' the Lake national farm loan associa tion at the annual election of officers last week, all ihe former fpiritLake 2 men being voted out. The new pres nent is G. W Berrier, and G. W. Jones of Athol is .secretary. New the the Spirit Lake advocates of the pro posed change in t>be survey of the state highway between Cœur d'Alene to Sandpoint in order to put the road via Rtbdrum, Spirit Lake and Laclede instead of via Athol, contend that thousands more people would he benefltted; that the scenic beauty and monetary value of the territory traversed is far greate r; that while the route would he five* or six miles longer It would cost mm h le s to construct and main rtin , a-d in- <1 directors are E Butler, Oliver Dupuis, J. B, Streeter and F. W. Bubb of Athol and S. M. Deunis of the Ramsey section. Loans in the terri tory of the association amount to $ 112 , 000 . • bridge across the Pend d'Craille river at Laclede would cost«- but $£0,000 j of 23 while the Ion« bridge at Saodpoint. on the Athol route, would cost million. claim the change would make road 15 miles lunggr. e Athol people, however. tb* HARRISON Occupants of the I JO. O. F. build in« are hevlng spring water piped to their rooms. Sunday before last several people walked across the lake below town. The boats have been shut out by the Ice. Geo. F. Weeks of Cœur d'Alene spoke in Harrisoo on the Constitu tional league. Dan Bulicb is president of tht Lakeside national farm loan associa tion. Rose Lake defeated Wallace at basket ball 19 to 16. Loans now amount to $45,900 CŒUR D'ALENE The county commissioners conclud ed their January session the 15th Bills were allowed, highway district boundaries rectified In the north end of Kootenai county, and other busl ness transacted. of is The Panhandle, Cœur d'Aleoe valley and Dalton high way districts all applied fur Nash trucks thru the commissioners to the state department of public works Forty-three hundred dollars worth of squirrel poison to lie used by the county agent in extermination work iu the county was ordered purchased. The four railroad brotherhoods and affiliated carshop employees' national plan to cooperate with the farmers of the nation In an effort to beat duw h the high cost of living by a lessened cost of production and distribution of essential products was the theme of open discussion in the Kootenai and Benewah counties' Fanners' union qynygqtjqn held in Wrights. ball Saturday. Twelve locals, including over 600 members, were represented by 75 delegates. Secretary E. T. Taylor stated that the muddy condi tion of the roads and closed bays on the lake kept over a hundred delegates home. , The preliminary hearing of Thomas Cable, charged with assault with iotent to commit murder, was heard before Probale Judge M. G. Whitney Friday. The state presented their case, alleging that the assault was committed on K. E. McLeod, near Spokane Bridge, on November 17, 1919. N. D. Wernette represented the defendant. 'The defense offered no evidence. Judge Whitney bound the defendant over to await trial In the district court, under $ 1 , 000 . C. R. Lambert, T. J. Russell. Alf Webster, R. Y. Lambert and H. H. Barton are the Incorporators of the Post Falls Box and Manufacturing company, as filed in the county auditor's office. The incorporation is for 50,000 shares at one dollar per share of stock. Fifteen hundred dollars is actually subscribed. in the sor bia and the and The Farm Bureau executive com nilttee arranged with the county commissioners for the purchase of 2 600 ounces of squirrel poison. The pin.« arraoged for the rodent extermi naiJon campaign in 1920 provides' that the farmers share the expense of the 'poison by paying 65 cents per ounca for It. 0 The McCrea & Merryweather 1500 acre wh<eat ranch between Hauser and Stateline has bien sold for $75,000 to the Spikane Farms company. The deed filed for record In Cœur d'Alene had $75 worth of revenue stamps attached, in as The county auditor announced also • r a t a for -1 to fiiai time in years ••oui. y road ami t.ndge warrants were 10 payable in cash, and tnat no current j expense warrants later than 1919 are Marv Cogan was la the city Jan. 15 from Hauser Lake closing the probate of her late husbaud's estate. Coeur d'Alene high school defeated Wallace high iu the basket hall game 23 to 20. i SCHOOL BOARD DUTY e «b Must Cet Qualified Teachers Says Dr, Bryan. to Boise, Idaho.—Failure of schoo trustees in Idaho school districts to keep their schools running, not withstanding the fact that many of their probationary tèaehers have been disqualified as a result of the November examinations, may result in action against them by school officials. Dr. E. A. Bryan, state commis sioner of education, who made the surprising anftouncement that 172 applicants out of 444 who took the examination failed to qualify for certificates, declared at the same time that this fact does not excuse the school trustees from the legal necessity of keeping their schools running. Dr. Bryan said:. "It is the busi ness of local school boards to keep their schools running and to obtain qualified teachers. It is the duty of these boards, in fact, to ascer tain that a prospective instructor is qualified to teach before they enter into any contract with her." Talked On Three R's. Moscow, Idaho. — "The Three R's" was the subject of a lecture by Dr. Edwin T. Devine, editor of the "Survey" at a special assem bly of the U. of I. Monday of last week. "Revolution, Reaction,and Reconstruction" were discussed forcefully by Dr. Devine. , A saae- an4 sowftd BpAipy b«*weefj reaction and revolution is the best remedy for satisfactory reconstruc tion according to the speaker. Personal responsibility and social responsibility are requisites of every good American in the present day. "In the presence of these twin dangers, reaction and revolution," said Dr. Devine, "all depends on the stability of the American char acter. Civilization has never been in such danger far 2000 years. Work in the spirit of sane and sober reconstruction. In closing the speaker gave a standard of present day American ism when he said: "Until we feel the whole burden of the world we have no right to call ourselves Americans or our fellow Christians, brothers. Dr. Devine was formerly profes sor of social economics at Colum bia university and recently has been prominently associated with Red Cross work in Russia 1 , Italy, and France. He was in charge of the Red Cross relief wotk at the San Francisco earthquake and fire and at the Dayton, Ohio, flood. » n outstanding for lack of call. A six and a half ton army, ^auk, named the Eruientrude, arrived-in Coeur d'Alene Sunday and is Using used iu demonstrations. It was used in the Argon tie forest and hire "tôâ'fiy machine gun bullet holes itj il$(turret as marks of that battle., . * . May Be A Candidate.. The intimates of John W. Eagleson state treasurer, are giving infoMna Moo that he will announce his candidacy for governor at the repub lican state convention, as the champion of the republican wmg opposed to the commission form of government. Colonel L. V. Patch la also said to have gubernatorial aspir atlons. Governor Davis is expected 10 be a candidate to succeed himself unless he chooses to run for the U. S. seuate.