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erathdrum tribune «» • m VOL. XXVI, NO. 10 HATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1920 11.50 PER YEAR OUR WATER SUPPLY Ash from total extinction. OUR WATER SUPPLY Figures By Colonel Edelblule Worth Studying. In your last issue you suggested a j discussion of the water question and I presume that your suggestion car ried with it an offer to publish any article that might seem readable. With this in mind I offer the fol Mr. Editor: lowing Last Sunday (Aug. 1st) being too warm for loafing, and having found entertainment in the columns of the Spokesman-Review, I wandered into the hills in search of adventure. My course took me up' Spring Branch creek and I took a look at the city reservoir. I was amazed at the conditions there. It is not the purpose of this article to call attention to the mudhole for it has its advantages, as no self respecting bad boy is apt to select such a swimming place so long as cleaner and purer water can be found in the irrigation ditch that flows through the town. One cannot help marveling, though, as to why the water should taste so good when drawn from the faucet after passing through that dam. I made a few measurements of the flow of the stream which furnishes this supply and I give them here. First let me state that these measure no a the was and of : any ments are not absolutely accurate, as I had with me no device for making them other than a six inch rule. They are sufficiently reliable, however, to draw some conclusions from and should be so taken. Weirs were constructed by placing flat stones on edge and forming a sort of dam around them. These figures cannot be off more than 20 per cent. 1 found a flow of twenty miner's inches at a point about 20 feet above (continued on page twoY Idaho State News Items. ■The Lewiston valley cherry totaled 80 carloads. crop Troop E, Idaho cavalry, tered in at Boise Monday. was mus age The Yukon Gold company at array resumed mining operations August 1 and Extensive logging operations on the Wurth Fork of the Coeur d'Alene flv er are to begi n soon. A contract has been let ,lle Kose Lake to furnish Lumber company •600,000 feet of logs from the North T°rk district. n cooperarion with from county farm bureau is the use of sodium team at of , had They Wa-h the D. two 'Dodder in Idaho" is the title of a ! officer '* e Un issued by B. F. Sheehan, freely ^6 seed commissioner, in which he lbat dodder is threatening the in a11 seed industry of Idaho. Sheep scab rut » Idaho E Carpenteri 'he Latah demonstrating '"' ! ' , "uite as a Canada thistle eradica tor. id . , Condie of Carey was fined $25 and '«8 July 30 by Judge H. K. Lewis ailey fyr shouting sage heos out season. In a squirrel drive conducted on the Sl| f Loiiell valley under direciio ""he Benewah ■5,000 one day. n county farm bureau, were poisoned in acres of land an 'told They the ■ s practically eradicated ! wi tb the exception of the »i, u Ealls country and Twin Falls h"iQ l1 ' ° n "bich the ■'lab to quarantine is continued. secure I bis l, 1Vc " e Adams county sportsmen j '"PorUou ' 011 ^ 10 hdVe the streatus ! and ' F °rty-flv county closed to j 8 UntiI J uoe 1 , 1923, to save the flshi sa very f Ash from total extinction. In one Fremont oounty community 111 whit!b the P ps t' control law was not enforced, one farmer lost 30 acres of wheat to the squirrels. It Is estimated that the yield would have been 20 bushels to the acre. Labor shortage in the Utah and Idaho beet fields has been relieved in a j large part this year by importation of and laborers from Mexico car- arrangement through any ^ epHrt ment at Washington, fol under an the state On account of being infected with weavil, Idaho alfalfa from Arizona, hay is barred British Columbia, California, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. too of at at for as Colorado has quarantine against alfalfa from Idaho counties. a six In an inspection county potato delds it was ascertained by E.R. Bennett,field horticulturalisi of the university extension division, aDd County Agent J. H. Ileardan that 95 per cent of the flelds from disease. Indications pointed a good crop. of 22 Kootenai were free to All the lands in the Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation in Benewah Kootenai counties, and otherwise appropriated, will be sold at public auction on Sept. 8 . not There are acres to be There are also 481 lots in Plummer. 11 2 lots In DeSmet five lots In St. Maries townsites to lit sold. approximately 20,000 offered. aun The twofold problem of making tht cut over lands productive and of securing a p;otltable supply of forage is reported to lie most important in the timbered sections ot Benewah county, undertaking its solution by extensive use of legumes in rotation. Clover, sweet clover, alfalfa, peas, beans and vetches used. Nonuan B Adklson, a member of the faculty of the Idaho technical institute at Pocatello, was forced to withdraw bis name as a candidate for state representative when a ruling was adopted by Commissioner Bryan and I. E. Rockwell of the state board of education forbidding any : holding a position on the faculty of any institution from holding public office. of north Idaho as The farmers are the the are crops erl ooe Fined For Stealing Hack. Robert Groelzinger, giving his age as 20 years, pleaded guilty in the Ilatbdrum justice's court Tuesday afternoon to the petit larceny of a per on the was hack belonging to J. F. Woodward, and was fined $25 and Having no money, he was sent to the costs. county jail at Coeur d'Alene. Young Groetzinger and William Bloom, age 19, according to the accounts given, arrived in Rathdrum Mouday evening with an old team which they claimed they were taking from Sagte to the farm of William Bloom, near Valleyford, Wash. The team was equipped with a dilapidated harness, and when they saw the back at Mr. Woodward's place, the boys decided to appropriate it under cover of darkness and complete tbeir journey in greater comfort than they had experienced in riding bareback. They had r ached Spokane Bridge, Wa-h , when they were overtaken by the owner of the hack and Constable D. Ü Cleiand, who made the trip in auto driven by A. A. Berges. The two boys willingly accompanied the ! officer back to Rathdrum, Groetzinger freely confessing his guilt but claiming his companion bad no part in thecrime. Bloom said Groetzinger the close the to kept lor id tbe horses the boys had were hand old and hardly able to travel. an 'told him he had bought the back. They said they were cousins. Young Bloom left Wednesday wiih the team, saying he would deliver it and ! father at Valleyford, to his funds to obtain the release of secure I bis cousin. j Mr. W'oodward recovered his back ! and brought it back to town He j sa very not of 20 HAD NARROW ESCAPE Two Cirls Saved From Drown ing In Twin Lahes. and in of Miss Mina Pilkeoiou Cora Brophy, members and Miss of neighbor ng families residing northeast Rathdrum. an of state narrowly escaped death by drowning at the foot T'wln lake last Saturday They were of lower with afternoon, io wading and Miss Uilkenton dropped out of deep pool. Miss Brophy going to her aid also got beyond her depth and soon both barred Oregon sight io a a were struggling, neithei six being able to swim. Rollie Hurretl, a 15 year-old Rathdrum boy, 'he hero of the occasion proved swimming to the drowning maidens and bring* ng them to shore and then assisting the work getting help in resuscitation. of «Miss Pilkenton <aid to have gone down Tor time when rescued. is free the last to Mrs. Reland Young is also reported to have aided in the jse of a boat, vicinity were called Wenz was called from town. rescue by the Men working In the and public upon, and Dr. are be in lit FROM OVER TRE COUNTY aun POST FALLS The Advance states that the ation of Post Falls is approximately $700,000. O- W. Schilling has retired from the meat bumqess. tht most ot of to for of valu are the On account of low East Greenacres irrigation .districts are water supply, and Post Falls installing pumps to get water to their land. the crops The fall grain fias all been harvest erl and some of the spring grain. The yield will be surprisingly good, taking into account the extrerue'drouj^H. SPIRIT LAKE It is claimed the game of ball bitween Spirit Lake and Newport has been arranged. The teams are to play for a $2000 purse at Natatorium park, Spokane, Aug. 8 . A. L. Eario Is ill at Coeur d'Alene with smallpox. ooe his the a HARRISON he The Y. M. C. A. building is being torn down and the lumber sold at $20 per 1000 feet. John Nordquist has started work on bis contract to build 12 miles of the north and south highway from Half Round hay to Beauty bay. Tony Daruiana and family lost tbeir house by Ore. All the contents were saved except the raoge which was too big to be moved tbrough the doorway. the bis and for Mrs. was the by in CŒUR D'ALENE Conditions in the county are very favorable to the creation of range associations such as are already operating in other section of the state, according to E. F. Rinehart, Held animal husbandman of the Idaho agricultural extension division, who spent two days last week looking over the county. He stated that through these associations the farmers in close or relatively close proximity to the ranges are able to pool tbeir interests to such an extent as to be of mutual benefit to all concerned. Mr. arid Mrs. D. E. Daoby left Saturday for Thompson Falls, Mont., to visit their daughter. Mrs. Day Reynolds and family. Claude W. Hodge was last week designated as recruiting officer of Troop K, cavalry, the roster being kept open a short time fur applicants lor enlistment who could not be 00 hand when tee troop was mustered in. tion July Obio, Tbe J. the ed for owiog made of not held ed it Mrs F G Furgeson has returned ■Seattle, after a visit with her broth' r, T L Quarles, Her niece, Katherine Quarles, panied her borne and will spend several weeks visit!ng at Everett Seattle. i< and other relatives accom Drown ann Andrew Blackburn died home Saturday afternoon at the agi of 72 years. at h> Miss He leaves a widow and stepson, Harold Purdy of this city, and three sons. of death lower Miss her and Rathdram Primaries. Fifty-eight votes were cast election at th> io a republican primary Rathdrum precinct Tuesday it after noon, While only eight votes were recorded at the democratic primär). The cootest betweeu McFarland Wearne for prosecuting attorney the chief factor in bringing neithei and was out so proved bring* many gave McFarland 40 and Wearne voteä. republicans. The precinct H of S. is Dr. F. Wenz was reelected republi* can precinct committeeman, Ernest Reiniger was chosen that position for the democrats. Delegates elected by the to the republican county conveuliot are C. P. Evans, W. II. Edelblute Lottie C. Farnsworth and Emma II. Greenup. The democrats elected E. F. Reiniger. Il H Mitchell. O W. Stooe and Geo. W. Flemming. following is the republican vote i Rathdrum Tuesday afternoon: State Senator, E. V. Bought Stale Representatives: A. W. Burleigh James W. Keating C. A. McDonald Commissioners: IstdUt. Hans Johnson 2nd dist. J. W. McCtei 3rd dis*. Frank A. Morris Treasurer, H. F. Cleiand Assessor, S. H. Smith County Supt. of Schools, Eg bers Coroner. R. B. Mooney Probate Judge; M G Whitney Prosecuting Attorney: W. B. McFarland Roger G. Wearne Precinct Committeeman, F. Wenz Precinct Delegates: C. P. Evans W. H. Edelblute Lottie C. Farnsworth Emma II. Greenup last ann again 1 the the preciuct Dr. A to n from 42 on valu 28 35 25 49 tes Falls 49 56 56 39 for ger es ers The 63 44 48 40 14 ball to 52 51 53 49 49 i. are: ern and Nez Sc pany. and rates no Rimrock Farmer Killed. David E. Toiler was killed iostautly, Monday, wheQ the team he was driving to a load of bay took fright and overturned the $20 of lost the wagou at bis ranch borne on the Rimrock. throwing Mr. Tobler to the ground and breaking bis neck. Mr. Tobler bad lived on Rimrock for a number of years, and leaves bis widow and a child, his brother in California, Mrs. Ed. Moore, at Chatcolet. was a member of the Koights of Pythias lodge in Coeur d'Alene. mother, and a sister. Hi in to of of Minor Parties. Tbe prohibition national tion in session at Lincoln, Neb , July 21 named Aaron S. Watkins of Obio, as its candidate for president. Tbe nomination was offered to Wrn J. Bryan but he declioed. A new political party, styling itself the Farmer-Labor party, was organiz ed recently at Chicago aod nominated Parley P. Christensen of Salt Lake for president. The convention was stormy one. according to reports, owiog to wide difference of views and radical ideas expressed by the various elements and factions represented among the delegates. An effort was made to Dominate Senator LaFolleltc of Wisconsin, but tbe platform could not be made to meet with his senti ments. Early in the year the socialist party held a convention and again nominat ed Eugene Y. Debs. conven on labor tion for cent. a the rates. r, BAN WORMY FRUIT i< v J. Klepfer Cives Dealers Renewed Warning. h> The law against selling or offer ing to sell wormy apples except to a licensed by-products plant, is gain being brought to the tion of dealers. atten S. J. Klepfer, fruit inspector for the five northern counties, Rathdrum Monday. He said be had received notice from the department of agriculture to make, the rounds of his district and give renewed warning that the law will be enforced, heretofore, as it is presumed that dealers are by this time sufficiently acquainted with the statute, and that violations hereafter must be intentional and not due to ignor ance. Under the law any infected fruit found on sale may be seized and destroyed, violation will incur the extreme penalty which ranges from 1 25 to $300 fine. was in state more strictly than Persistance in Mr. Klepfer says the time is due for orchardists to time for coddling moth, spray the latt as the worm is soon to emerge from the cocoon as a full fledged moth. He lias been busy all spring, far this summer, with his duties inspector and is not through yet. A few new orchards have bet planted this year, although now charge $1 to >1.25 for trees that formerly sold for to 25 cents apiece. and so as n purser tes seven Railroads Apply For Increase. Boise, Idaho.—Eleven railroads operating in the state of Idaho filed Friday a joint supplementary petition before the public utilities commission which asked for a hearing on the railroads' petition for increases in freight and passen ger rates corresponding to increas es prayed for before the interstate commerce commission. Petition ers ask that rates in Idadobc made effective not later than September i. Railroads named as petitioners are: Oregon Short Line company, Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation company, Great North ern Railroad company, Northern Pacific Railroad company, Gilmore and Pittsburg Railroad Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, Nez Perce and Idaho Railroad company, Craig Mountain Railroad company, Camas Prairie Railroad company, Caldwell Traction com* pany, Utah-Idaho Central Railroad company, Spokane International Railroad company, Intermouutain railway company, Boise Valley Traction company, and the Pacific Sc Idaho Northern Railroad pany. Roy L. Black, attorney general, and Raymond L. Givens, special attorney for the public utilities commission, filed a protest Friday which asked that no increase in rates be made at this time and that no hearing be held until after the commission company, cou - interstate commerce action is announced. Increase of wages by the railway labor board is the basis of the railroads' petition for immediate hearings. Railroads in western classifica tion territory have filed a petition for freight increases of 23.91 cent. per Aug. 19 has been set for hearing the applications for increase of rates.