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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE VOL. XXVI, NO. 28 RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1920 |1.50 PER YE.Vr • « RODENT CONTROL! Report (Id Year's Work In Kootenai County. ______ Coeur d'Alene, Ida hour hundred i told g nd seventy eight ounces of srrych- | were used by Kootenai county he der the en, and nine the carrying out of the bureau rodent control project firmers in fat Qi this year, a TO percent increase over Of 519 farmers uâlng ihi last year. lison 117 reported distributing 5,747 pjunds of poisoned bait on 13,714 mires, the cost of this poison being The ; e men reported a $570.50. saving of crops to a value of $16,443 This was an average cost, of $14.37 per the average number of acres firm poisoned per farm being 75 and the average saving per acre being $1.88; the average saving per farm was $145. according information given out at the office of the county agricultural agent. Assuming that the remaining 402 j farmers who used the poison had the a suue measure of success of the 117 the hill his it reported and that they poisoned on an average the same amouut of laDd, would have a total area of land treated with poisooed grain of 46,020 we acres. Government aid was available for the first time this year to assist the farmers in the control of rodents on adjacent state and federal land. The specialist from the U. S. Biological Survey spent five days assisting the farmers in distributing prison over 5180 acres of this public land Adding this to the 46,026 acres we have a total area of treated land in Kootenai county of 56,206 acres. at is ■ Idaho State News Items. Twin Falls is the only city in Idaho , that has its own meat inspector, says the report of Dr. J. director of the bureau industry I toe I of animal j ' St. ! Two new orchard pests have made i southern Idaho, f I Adams, D. their appearance in Ihe Indian Insect of India, orchard mite from Europe. a native peach aphis, and the imported j ! Goeur ' it W. F. McNaughton of d'Alene has beeu appointed j r| Governor D. W. Davis to succeed R , js N. Dunn as judge of the Eighth j ( judiciclal district. One of the banks at Grangeville was closed by the state examiner, for the reason, it is reported, that it hart too much cash loaned on long time paper. On December 3 the public utilities a hearing at | ly .(-„Ian commission held Sandpoint on the application of Spokane International railroad for permission to remove its depot at. Gladstone junction to Edgemere. ! it Along the Idabo-Montana divide above Wallace the snow was reported Dec. 2 by Joseph P. Whelan to be He said that about four feet deep. In places where the snow had drifted it was as much as eight feet deep. The University of Idaho will ask the coming legislature to appropriate $200,000 for the construction of a science hall, and the Idaho Technical institute at Pocatello will ask for a administration 1 ke amount for an building. ! ! The Idaho public utilities commis Coeur d'Alene ! s on held a hearing in December 4, to consider the applica- ! tion of the Interstate Utilities com continue tele (or penal.»!«» I » phone rates as regulated by me p h i le the companies federal! already I . ! master general, of the country were w under had The company control. (fed a valuation report with exhibits taken to check and Adjournment was investigate The final hearing will be held at a record, j the valuation I later date. MIRACLE OF THE THORN STAFF Pretty Legend of Anciefit Britain That Is Often Repeated in Eng land at Christmas Time. In It is one of the prettiest legends of ancient Britain—(lie old Christmas story of the thorn of Glastonbury. William of Malmesbury, the chronicler, i told it hundreds of years ago in his | "Antiques of Glastonbury." reated often at Christmas time in England. The legend tells how Joseph of Ari mathea, was so persecuted by Pontius Pilate, because he had laid away the body of Christ in his sepulcher, that he fled to Gaul, carrying witii him un der a cloth of mystical while samite, the Holy Grail. In Gaul he found the Apostle Philip, preaching to the heath en, and he rested with him a few days. One night a radiant light awakened him, and an angel hade him go to Britain and preach the glad tidings to King Arvigatrus; and, where a Christ mas miracle should come to pass, there to build a church. He and a band of followers fol lowed the instructions of the angel, and Arvigatrus gave them the Isle of Avalon, and bade them erect an nltnr there to the new God. It was a benu of on of It is re j tiful gift. The tiny isle lay warm in a verdant valley. Sparkling waves Soft breezes softly lapped its shore, played in its trees, and nowhere was the sky so blue as over Avalon. When they reached the top of (he hill called Weary All, Joseph planted his thorn staff he had carried with him on Ids long journeys over land and sea, deep Into the ground, and lo it took root, and immediately there blossomed a bush of beautiful white flowers. "This is where we will build our church," the good man said, and so, at Glastonbury Abbey—for so Avalon is known today—the thorn bushes bloom white at each Christmas time, lend their fragrance to the frosty air, ami remind all who see them of the Christmas miracle. THE CURIOUS MISTLETOE ■ Something Like 300 Varieties in the World—Pink Berries Found Only on Cedar Trees. , There are about 300 kinds of inistle I toe in the world, and each variety I grows on the branches of trees and j hag uttle white or pink berries, says ' St. Nicholas. But the pink berries ! are found on only the cedar trees. The i mistletoe, unlike other plants, gets no f O0( j directly from the ground. I stead, it gets its nourishment from the In trees on which it grows. j Another curious tiling about the mis ! tletoe is that though it blossoms earl 1er in the year than the tree on which ' it grows, yet the little berries do not before December. ' *""*'*' **'"* j r| " beforo December. Maybe that , js bePausc [ t bai 5 to steal ils food from j ( j le troes . an d therefore cannot ripen "mistletoe" The very name some Idea of its insignificance. early. gives .. • In the Anglo Saxon language mist gloom, and it comes in mid-win means ter, the gloomiest time of the year. The gathering of mistletoe was a r important ceremony among the About five days after jfiie new moon they marched in state | ly procession to the forest and raised .(-„Ian altar of straw beneath the finest mistletoe-bearing onk they could find. Die arch-Druid would ascend the oak. mid, with a jeweled knife, remove the sacred mistletoe. The others stood bo th the tree arid caught the plant very ancient Druids. nea upon a white cloth, for, if a portion of it touched the earth, it was an ! of misfortune to the land. And this is doubtless the reason why it is still the custom to hang it from the ceiling and why it is supposed to lose its charm if it touches the floor. omen a a Competition for Diana Idaho, buat from Whiskey Miss B. Barto or Hauser, Sandpoint by in arrived ! Wednesday evening ! Rock, bringing with her a 120-pound the deer she shot tnis ! Pend d'Oreille Review uf week, says Dec. member of a Hauser ! 3. Miss Barto was a which has camped al Last hunting patty ruck past tw0 y -ar she got 1 this year in five, getting .he party's I flist deer both seasons. The venison . ! she brought here Wednesday evening, incidentally her fourth, she shot ou shot while the deer 10 days and and a j ibe run, firing one as standing aud two as 11 leaped bullets taking effect. I w ( away, two BOYS DIVIDE HONORS' ble rick. In Two Basket Ball Ganns at Post Falls. arm the The a is Rathdtum and Post Falls divided honors in the double-header basket ball game played at Post Falls last Friday night. The high school game resulted in a score of 26 to 15 in favor of Rathdrum, white the contest between the town teams was woo by Post Falls hy the score of 13 to 11. Members of the opposing teams as well as the spectators expressed great satisfaction with the clean play, good sportsmanship, and fair decisions on both sides during the two gaireß. From the viewpoint, of the specta tors the games were interesting. Pi st Falls high school was in the lead at the close of the first half, losing to the visitors in the second half. The town teams played the first ten minutes without a score being made by either side. This game was close througnout, neither side being assured of victory until the final blow of the whistle. It Is reported about 40 fans from Rathdrum attended the games. The lineup for the school game was as follows: Rathdrum—Adams, Edelblute, Skinoer, Richmond and Post Falls—Garber, Satchwell; Rogers, Dickenson,' Johnson Bieshear. Scores for Rathdrum, on field goals: Adams 10, Edelblute 4. Satchwell 2, Skinner 6; free throw-: and a I Adams 3, Edelbute 1; total 26. Scores for Post Falls, ou field goals: Rogers 12; free throws, Rogers 3; total 15. Referee— Lindberg of Post Falls. The town teams lined up as follows: Rathdrum—Meyer, Layton, Cochran, Webster, Vesser and Erosberger (sub.) Post Falls—Lindb4 r g, Ottersou (sub for Deck), Warreu, Dickenson. Neid Scures for Rathdrum, on ermeyer. field goals: Meyer 2, Layton 6; free thiows, Meyer 2, Layton 1: Scores fur Post Falls, on Limlberg 4, Warren 4; Liudberg 3, Warren 2; lieferet' — Stokesberry of Post Falls. featured by the total 11. field goals: free throws: total 13. This game was xceptiunal guarding by Oochrau aud Vesser fur Ilatbdrum. e FROM OVER TUE COUNTY POST FALLS j. E. Volke!, formerly of Post Falls, has been appointed postmaster Spokane Bridge. A daughter was born Nov. 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Peters. A third garage is being opened here. The sum of $63 was raised Id Post Falls for Red Cross memberships. Ed Kyle, Chas. Waggooer and Ray Drydeo were reelected commissioners f Pleasant View highway district. The high school and town basket ball teams have purchased new suits. School commenced in the Blossom district southwest of town two weeks ago, Miss Dunn, teacher. at o SPIRIT LAKE R. B. Grant of Blanchard woo the wrestling match with Charley Olson Both men secured a fall the third because of Portland, and Olson gave up of an injured arm. The ladies of the United Presbyter bazaar 3. ian church cleared $350 at a and food sale. I ; al of Jay Dyer to Miss Oct.28,became known They will The wedding Clara Cuddy on to their Triends last week. linue to reside in Spirit Lake for ou deer con the present. G. F. Hagenbuch, formerly of the Panhandle Lumber company, has been reported now living in Spokane, riously ill lately. H HARRISON Stuvewood is more easily obtaina ble here, selling at $3 to $3.To per rick. The Odd Fellows initiated foui candidates at their Isst meeting, 20 members being present from Coeur d Aleue to assist in the degree work. Harry Schüttler fell and broke bis arm while performing on a trapeze. Fred Herrick and party left last week on a cougar bunt 13 miles from Avery. With the ground bare of snow, snow-hoe rabbits are easily baggtd in the Medlmont section. The Russell & Pugh sawmill ai Spriogston has closed for the winter. The pianiog mill will continue to operate. To insute a pure water supp y and a sufficient quantity for needs the year rouod. the city has exteorled the Intake pipe 200 feet into the lake and Installed a larger pump. Game Warden II. E. Thomas, who is seeking to enforce the law in the northern counties, gives warning that when a deer is shot it must be tagged immediately with the prescribed game lag and that dogs must not be used iu hunting. Already several arrests have beeu made aud fines im posed. In one case valuable bounds used near Bonners Ferry were ordered shot. at to CŒUR D'ALENE Maurice O'Neil has sued the Com monwealth Mining Co. for $459 In wages. Angeline Muncy is suing John H. Nordquist for $500 damages for build ing a road through her properly at Turner bay. Coeuf d'Aleoe high school basket ball team defeated Spirit Lake high last Friday night hy 75 to 16. Elsie Jessum at the Dalton school was seriously hurt In the right eje by a piece of card hoard thrown by another pupil. The trustees or the Knights of Pythias lodge, notified the chamber of commerce that hereafter the rem or the hall will be $10 per meeting. Fire did $200 damage to a wood shed at Dave Mitchell's place 312 Military Drive at 4:20 a. m. Sunday morning. A boat and a house near by were slighllv damaged by the beat. I It was decided last week to circu late a petition asking the city cuuncil to add $3250 to ibe budget to meet expenses which were not foreseen at the time the aonual appropr'atioos were voted. to at J. L. DcForce, superintendent it the Idaho division, C. P. Huot,train master, W. H. Ude, general passenger assistant. agent and E. V. Hunt, general agent, of the Northern Pacific S. & I. E. A. F. Ganoawav, and superintendent, were In an inspection tour last week. this city on Judge R. N. Dunn last week mailed his resignation as judge of the Eighth Judicial District to Governor Davis to take effect on January 3, 1921, the ; iu as same day he will be sworo J uslice of the Supreme Court. Judge Dunn stated that there is much work his office to be finished including St. Maries before in a term of court in bis resignation should take effect. the fall E. R. Wbitla, deputy commissioner of commerce and Industry, In charge of the Coeur d'Alene Bank & Trust by the court restrained company, was from making the ten per ceut pay ment on deposits last Saturday, Utilities company having the I Interstate ; filed a claim iu the district court de ibat the moneys deiosited by Miss will for daring this company were a trust fund and had prior payment to depositors. jV I y the now CO-OPERATION SEER Movement to Improve City Water Works. The question of getting the co operation of the Northern Pacific Railway company in improving the Rathdrum city water system, was brought up byMiles F. Egbers at the meeting of the chamber of commerce last Friday evening, and after discussion it was voted to authorize F. A. Morris, president, to appoint a committee of three to confer with the railroad officials in Spokane. On the following day, Mr. Morris appointed Miles F. Egbers, R. E. Young and J. R. M. Culp on the committee. It was reported that railroad officials had recently expressed a willingness to co-operai e with the town in im proving the dam and constructing other works necessary for getting and saving more of the water of Spring Branch creek. On motion of the chamber of commerce Mr. Egbers, who pre sided in the absence ol Mr. Morris, appointed C. F. Borell, O. G. Farnsworth and H. R. Saunders a committee to have appropriate signs erected on the public high ways leading into Rathdrum from both northeast and southwest. A motion also prevailed recom mending to the town board that it do not re peal or amend the fire limit ordinance which prohibits extensiv: remodeling or improving of wooden buildings iu Blocks A and B. In at by by of 312 by at To Observe Pilgrims' Landing. Boise Idaho.—Plans are being worked out for the observance of the three hundredth anniversary of the landing of the pilgrims, Dec ember 2i, by the governor's com mittee of 42, who are working in conjunction with the United Amer icans and the Sons of the American Revolution. Circu ars containing programs for observance of this day have been mailed to every school,public and private,as well as every higher educational institution in the state, Ethel Redfield, state sup education. The by Miss crintendent of programs have been arranged by Frank A. Chase, secretary Americans, and chairman overnor's committee, istions for a pageant which be given by schools or s clubs arc ut (he United of the g Suggi might women' it E. also made. suggested arc, the depart from Delfthavenjsigning of the the cabin of the Scenes on ure compact Mayflower; first landing at Cape baby; landing at in to Cod; the new Plymouth; building the communi e; first Sabbath ashore; the of Samoset; making peace the ; ty lious coming with tht Indians; the winter of inside the home of govern as famine or Bradford; the coming of Hope. A "colonial party'' and a "May flower banquet" in which the entire nity should take part, The circular des American community is com mu also suggested. cribes council an as follows: pay from ding ol delegates rganization in the commun eluding Me the every c ity, in de by business groups, clubs, women's labor groups, churches, schools, patriotic socict ic bodies, and racial sro u P : * other Atncr couucil for les, civ fraternjal orders, and any to form a permanent jV groups I ican community y community."