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the rathdrum tribune & ■•'•* *• VOL. XXVI, NO. 20 RA THDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, **r IDAHO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1920 $1.50 PER YEAR offer was turned down SCHOOL IS GROWING! Another Teacher Maj Be Em ployed In Crades. The trustees of Rathdrum Inde pendent school district No. 2 have under consideration the employment of an eighth teacher for the «rades to relieve the overcrowded condition in the one double «rade room. The teini was started with the fourth and fifth «rades combined under one teacher, hut the enrollment has in creased to such an extent that it appears the pupils in the «rades in question cannot be given the atten tion necessary to reach or maintaiu the normal standard. It seems that the on!» solution Is to separate the «rades and employ a teacher for the fifth. This, of course, will Increase the expenses of the year already much «rester than last year owin« to the hi«hcr salaries, but tbe board can see uo cither alternative If the school Is not to suffer. The tax levy is up to (be limit aud a deficit looms, hut there Is au increase of 26 in the sshool census over last year, which will brin« more apportionment money to the district, over the amount to be received by taxation. It Is estimated this Increase in apportionment may amount to $750, which will pay near* ly three-fourths tbe salary of an additional teacher, especially since more than a month of tbe term is gone. Steps have already been taken to fit up the extra room in tbe grade building, and it is possible the addi tional teacher will be employed within the uext week or two. The board held a regular session Monday night. On account of his absence attending the institute, SupT Sberu had submitted his comments on the first month's report In writing. He stated that so far the indications are that tbe district has a strong corps of progressive teachers working In harmony for the best Interests of tbe school and children. Idaho State News Items. 160 acres of land at Culdesac sold for $18,500. Salmon fishing ou Soake river above Lewiston is increasing. A Wallace item says 1,000,000 trees will be set out in the national forest within this month. Ex-Governor Moses Alexander is making speeches for tbe democratic slate committee. William Gibbs McAdoo, former secretary of the United States trea sury. will speak in Pocatello Oct. 20. Work has been started on a new sugar factory in Franklin county, erected as a result of acreage guaran tees obtained through activity of the county farm bureau. Twenty men were given their freedom from the Idaho state peni tentiary by action of the board of pardons, Oct. 6. Seventy-five had a 9plled for pardons. This is 100 per cent more than any previous year, it B said. A decision by the industrial acci dent board in the case of Alice M. Hauter of Kellogg against tbe Cœur* fi'Alene Antimony Mining company, awards compensation of $7261.60 for tbe death of her husband, Arthur F. Rauter. ; Small growers io Boise valley bave Pooled their wool interests. A recent "ffer of 31 j ceDts a pound was to them for their wool, it is said. This Approximately 50 silos have been erected by Ada county dairymen and lockmen in the last few months. Lorn is used as a silage crop in most instances. Sunflowers were used as a ''-•plant in many fields, and have in creased the tonnage in every case. made , offer was turned down beca I too low. cen ts. Literature and tog the absent v sent to voters th according to anno the Republican Reproduction which application the county auditor is included in the literature. use it was ar they received 50 Last ye instructions regard ster's law will be rougbout the state, unceiuents made at statu headquarters, the Plank to in one in it in the the the the see Is to be an is upon must be made to Power county farmers express satis faction with results from thei of sunflowers, which have 10 tons to the acte on dry land. By next fall It is expected that 15 or 20 dry farmers will h silos. r crops avera«ed ave constructed pit Farmers are bem« ur«ed th the farm bureau to keep a few dairy cows to insure liv ru ng incomes for the years of crop failures. Eighty-nine parents attended meetings recently held in Bonner county for the examination of school children for physical defects. Clinics local physicians, in were conducted by cooperation with ! Wells, Columbia Miss Eleanor F. nulritioo specialist from university, acting under auspices of the extension division and the farm bureau. Sixty per ceut of tbe range horses and 50 per cent o' the sheep, on the middle fork of the Salmon river (iistrict were killed last winter by the severity of the weather, according to Otto M. Jones, sta te Ash and game warden, who has just returned from a tour of the district. While it is im possible to estimate the percentage of deer lost, be tells of 18 carcasses being found on one trip of 12 miles. to Census Of County Precincts* Following is the Ifc>20 census of Kootenai county by precincts, as re minary annonnoe | ported in the preli ! ment. Comparisons are shown where ' possible with the ligures of 1910 and ! 1900, but it must tie borne in that many precincts have been carved mind up to form oew ones, causing some of the apparent deceases. The popu lation of the county itself shows a decrease partly due to the part taken to form Benewah couuty. .be 1900 and 1910 that precincts were organized since those years: Blauk places in I indicate ; co ] utmis certain 1910 19(H) 1920 Minor Civil Division. Kootenai Co. 1 7.878 22.747 10.210 Precincts. 405 803 274 Athol Bayview Bellgrove Belmont Carlin Cougar Coeur d'Alene city Dalton Harrison, incl. city Ilauser Hayden Lake Kid Island Kootenai LaCrosse Lake Creek Lakeshore Lane Lewis Medimout Mica Mission Mud Bay Pioneer Pleasant Valley Post Falls, incl. vil Power Line Rathdrum, incl. village, 216 is 193 194 193 180 226 119 6,473 7,291 508 368 1,386 1,577 1,004 382 116 314 358 75 215 285 366 205 270 129 70 67 197 561 413 117 291 157 185 91 300 433 336 293 146 42 . 963 1,187 396 187 1,048 1,577 199 .122 985 Itimrock Rose Lake Spirit Lake, incl. village, Squaw Bay Stateline Wolf Lodge Worley, incl. vil. is precincts taken 626 1,217 929 59 305 377 148 167 125 37 752 ',o form Bonner Co. 3,836 93 , Elk Mountain CAPTURED A STILL as But Moonshiners In Howell District Elude Officers. In« A moonshine still was discovered and destroyed In the mountain fast nesses of the Howell district about seven miles west of Rathdrum last Saturday. Tbe still was an oil burner and emitted little smoke. Sheriff Quarles has had intimation that a still was operating ,n that, vicinity for some time, and Saturday, in company with Deputy Sheriff C. A. Berry, Chas. Burrows and Jim Fleid ln« started io search. The still was in full operation when the posse came upon it, aud pourlu« out whiskey at the rate of a gallon a minute. Tbe owners of the still, keenly on «uard and seein« the posse com in« made a hasty retreat. It is not knowu how many were i the party, but Sheriff Quarles manag ed to «et si«bt of one as he nin« thru the brush,and fired on him, but the fellow maoa«ed to «et without leavin« whether or not he had been hit. The posse destroyed the outfit, with the exception of tbe still which they brou«bt back with them. Several barrels were chopped up and about 400 «allons of moonshine spilled. An unusual thin« about this still 1 tbe the W. Box due the for the will ing. however, were II was ruu away any trace as to was that it was uut located near stream. any About forty rods away was a sunken barrel in the earth, contain ing water which seeped into the barrel possibly from an underground spring. It is presumed that the moonshiners carried tbe water from this barrel to make their whiskey. This is the third still that has been located anfj broken up iu tba Howell district during the laut two years. FROM OVER THE COUNTY the tion the J. J. Int. E. C. E. W. S. POST FALLS The sawmill company has quit selling lumber at retail and suggests that someone start a lumber yard. The Improvement club is taking tbe question up. William Chisholm sold his land at Cedar creek for $3000. Neil Coventry. county surveyor, who is buying right, of way for the road from Post Falls east to Ross bill, conferred with parties interested in the opening of Fourth street to put the paved road thru the business district of Post Falls. Every person available is busy in the orchards picking apples. Morgan E. Jerruan, veteran, who fell and broke his bip recently, died in a Spokane hospital. The funeral was held last Friday. The East Greenacres fair was held at Grange hall last Friday. civil war SPIRIT LAKE The Knights of Columbus observed Columbus day by boldiog a card party. Tbe Christian Endeavor society gave a reception for the teachers Tuesday of last week. The Pinochle club held its first session of the season Oct. 6. its grass HARRISON There are 120 boys and 141 girls enrolled in the Harrison school. J. F. Pollok was appointed city treasurer to succeed W. B. Hagar, resigned. The wedding of Miss Irene M. Goodwin to Conrad W. Johnson was solemnized Oct. 6. Worley held its second community fair last Friday and Saturday. Eutries and admission were free. is land CŒUR D'ALENE Fire in Cuetir d'Alene Tuesday morning destroyed the budding used as a bottling works by Johu Craff. The loss is estimated at $5000 and insurance at $3000. All of the build In« burned but the floor and founda tion. considerable headway before the de partment was notified. Tbe fire is said to have made The fair was held Tuesday and Wednesday in hi« exhibit Amoo« communities tents. represent! d were Gibba, Harrison, Worlsy,Sunny side, East Greenacres, Stanley Hill, French Gulch. A model farm was I is shown in miniature iu which rotation was demonstrated. crop Fourteen cars, all in a row, bearing banners with the inscription, "Rath drum Chamber of Commerce," and 1 iaded with visitors from the neigh boring towD, arrived Wednesday afternoon and swooped down upon tbe fair «rouods in a body. The county commissioners were in regular quarterly session this week. There was filed with the clerk t f the district Oct. 8, a case wherein P. W. Walters and T. W. Young have brought action against the Post Falls Box &• Mfg. Co., in which they ask a judgment of $340 81 aud costs.alleged due them from the sale of timber t< r the construction of the box factory. The Salvation Army Advisory board of Kootenai' county met at luncheon Oct. 0, and outlined a plan for a drive to raise $3500 in Kootenai county, beginning Thursday and closing Saturday night. Intheca-e of ihe State vs, F. Jones and T. M. Smith, the defendants not appearing, bonds were forfeited and the money will go to the county school fund. Ex Governor F. R. Gooding, re publican nominee for U. S. senator, spoke in Coeur d'Alene Monday even ing. of of of l.ool legge«, their Board Chooses New Member. The Rathdrum village trustees transacted routine business at the meeting Tuesday evening and chose L. P. Bradbuiy a member of the board to succeed A.O.Skinner, resigned. E. R. Satchwell was instructed to open up the clogged drains on First street. The board broached a proposi tion to put several inches of fine gravel on the main street, even to the extent of covering the cement crosswalks. The question of doing away with hitching racks in the business district was talked over. Bills were allowed and payments approved as follows: Wilbur Barnes.labor on pipelines H J. L. Ilurrell, " " Alaska Junk Co. 200 ft 2 inch pipe. Rathdrum Gr.»t Sup.Co.,lumbr 39 15 Rathdrum Elec Co. light J. R. M. Culp,paid freight, etc. Int. Utilities Co. phones E. R. Satchwell, pipeline work 19 50 C. I. Sage, E. W. Cad«, sidewalk repairs 3 50 W. W. Beonett, treasurer salary 3rd quarter Mlles F. Egbers,attorney, salary 3rd quarter S. Beck, labor and pipe fittings 27 of in to and No 8 78 40 79 50 3 16 7 25 28 50 t « 30 30 The balmy autumn weather with its copious rains which make the grass grow as in springtime was varied slightly and temporarily last Wednesday morning by the first killing frost of the season. of ing According to the 1920 census returns just announced. Kootenai county has 10,214 acres irrigated by works either completed or under con struction. The land irrigated in 1919 is given as 4000 acres. No irrigated land is reported as available for I settlement. SEE CONCERTED MOVE Hit at Administration On Farm Produce Prices. Boise, Idaho.-—"Policies being followed by the administration Washington seem at to indicate a concerted movement to beat down prices of ranch and farm products,' said Miles Cannon, of agriculture, Wednesday. No one would object, state commis sioner I * he contio ued, "if there were evidence of equal effort to reduce the prices of other commodities that the farmer has to buy, but efforts seem to be directed almost entirely toward reducing the price of foodstuffs, without regard to what the farmer is compelled to pay for his necessi ties. ff an F I Mr. Cannon's remarks were sug gested by a telegram just received from F. W. Davis, of agriculture of Texas and presi dent of the National Association of Commissioners which follows: "Have called National Associa tion of Commissioners joint convention Board of Farm Organizations, Washington, D. C., October and 14 . Urge you to be there account of general slump in farm products. Letter follows Mr. Cannon, in commenting on the general condition of markets lor farm products, declared that large quantities of wheat are being imported, while market is breaking; that the ptice of sugar is being beaten down to a point where the sugar beet industry of Idaho will suffer great damage; that freight rates on hay make shipping practically prohibitive, and that many of the commodities the farmer has to buy are still going up in some localities, lumber being mentioned in particular. He further declared that conditions have almost reached a point where federal reserve banks will not accept any kind of farm or ranch produce as security. He also re called the recent break in the prune market, when records were published to show that Idaho pro ducers, who had shipped their fruit east, not only realized no profits, but were compelled to spend money besides. commissioner of Agriculture, to meet in with National at *3 on the Chicago Robbers at Post Falls. Post Falls, Oct. 8.—Yeggmen attempted to burglarize the Valley State bank at Post Falls Thursday of last week, but were not successful in doing anything other than damage to the door of the vault. It is nut known wbat time of the night tbe blasting was done. When the cashier arrived at the bank this morning he found the door of the vault securely locked,hut the combination damaged. The lock was so fixed that when any damage was done to it, two of tbe bolts immediately sprung into place and the door was then securely locked. The yeggmen were not apparently aware of this patent arrangement. No clue has been found. A new industry may be started in Idaho— that of growing vegetable seeds. Experiments carried on at the state university in the horticultural show demonstrated that the raising of seeds can be carried on with good success. Seeds that will compare with those gruwo in other sections of tbe country and that will grow as well lu other sections of the country can Te raised on tbe farms of Idaho, accord ing to the au vice of Prof. C.-C. Vincent of the university bureau.