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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
'-Jf \ . f 1.50 PBH X|JA|l RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 192» VOL. XXIX. NO. 12 TRIBUTE TO HARDING Memorial Service Last Friday Afternoon. All stores were closed and busi ness suspended in Ratbdrum for four hours last Friday afternoon out of respect for the memory President Harding, whose mortal remains were that day consigned to their last resting place at Marion, Ohio. * The memorial services at the Community church were attended by a representative gathering of citizens. Flags were suitably draped and flowers arranged on tbe rostrum and two pictures of Mr. Harding were placed at front and rear of the choir. Harvey had charge of the services, offered prayer and spoke of the loss which the nation had sustain ed. Mr. Harvey read the same passages of scripture as those selected for the funeral service at Marion. of Rev. J. C. Chas. L. Heitman made the principal address of eulogy on the life and character of Mr. Harding, reciting his virtues and describing the profound impression made by his recent acts and speeches and by his tragic death. Leo Lentsch, chairman of the village board, read the proclama tions of President Coolidge and Governor Moore and told of his when he saw President T , . , . , - , Layton spoke in high praise of the / , . . r », ii j splendid qualities of Mr. Harding as he and his brother knew him. Egbers addressed the impression and Mrs. Harding in Spokane a M. B. little over one month ago. Miles F. audience, recounting some of the great problems with which Presi dent Harding bad to deal and re ferring to his strong stand for law enforcement. Mr. Harding's work as a newspaper man was mention ed by J. R. M. Culp, who read the character revealing rules which Harding, as editor, laid down for the guidance of his employes on the Marion Star. The program included singing My God to Thee," "Rock of "Nearer, "Lead Kindly Light," Ages" and "America. yy FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS A. W. Klein sold 4700 bushels of wheat to the Sperry mills at Spokane at 90 cents, f. 0 . b. Ross station. Danger signs have loeo put up on the curves of the pavement. The band is organizing for the Mid Valley fair Oct. 12 and 13. Grasshoppers got into Mansfled Johnson's alfalfa at Alan and strip ped about seven acres. L. D. Eggers brought lo the first crate of field tomatoes. In the recent civil service examina tion for postmaster of Post Falls.Mrs. H. S. Welherell, was placed first for this position. George Deck is placed second and placed third. Berlba A. Leake was _ Swede Pete.who settled on a home stead near Spirit Lake in 1894 and still resides Dear the lakesbore, ecle SPIRIT LAKE Several new houses are under con struction. Rev. P.H. Hayley is the new pastor of the United Presbyterian church. braled bis Tlsl birthday on August 1. Twenty minutes after be had de livered an eulogy of President Hard ing at a memorial meeting at the Teseminl club, Spirit Lake, Friday afternoon, Charles M. Fasselt, former mayor of Spokane, died suddenly of heart trouble at his summer home on the lake. HARRISON The shingle mill has started again. John Wood says the road to Cujur d'Alene will be complete as soon as the work of surfacing is done on a stretch of several miles. An auto party to St. Maries had an accident when the lights gave out and the machine went off the grade The occupants escaped with bruises and scratches. M. A. Kiger made the principal address at the memorial service for President Harding. WORLEY The Masons are planning the organization of a lodge in Worley. taken to with flu and Mrs J. A. Shoufler was Spokane suffering broncho pneumonia. Teachers for tbe Worley school are Clarice Esther Ernil Regier, principal; Kamblln, intermediate; Vollmer, primary. President Memorial services for Harding were held in the Community church last Friday afternoon. CŒUR D'ALENE British and Canadian veterans of the World war have organized. A Buick car near Wolf Lodge was burned,the blaze caused by backfiring ' of the motor, Robt. II. Elder paid a tr.bute to I Hardin«^ memory in an address at ! the Rotary club last Friday afternoon. j Officers were called to Harrison on 17-year old After a a false alarm given by a boy who faked a holdup, posse bad searched all night fur the imaginary assailants, the boy admit— i 1 He was reprimanded. ted the hoax. Congressman Burton L. French delivered the principal address at the j memorial service for President Harding, held in the park, Friday afternoon. Heavy winds last week caused the 2500-acre fire in tbe Coeur d'Alene national forest near Magee Ranger station to jump over the fire line and new line had to be established. ^ 1 i A Decrees of distribution and settle ments of final accounts were entered Monday in the Philip Laber and Ida in probate court estates of Baskins. Tbe state American Legion closed its three day session last Saturday with the election of officers. Paul Davis of Boise was chosen comman der. On the second day the conven tion adopted resolutions endorsing the boy scouts, adjusted compensa tion for ex-service men, a universal draft law on all men 21 lo 30 and resources in time of war; opposing recognition of Russia and pardon of draft evaders and syndicalists, aud favoring restriction of immigration. Seattle Man Dies at Granite. James L Ewing, age 72 years, died Thursday of last week while visiting friends at Granite. He was from Seattle and his son came and took the body home. The body brought to the Cassedy funeral parlors in Rithdrum Friday and taken by automobile from here to Spokane where it was placed on a train for Seattle. Mr. Ewing's death He complained of not feeling very well and went out doors j S i t i u an automobile where he was 1 found dead soon after. wa< waisudden. FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS Teachers Employed.- Repairs On Crade Buildiog. With the signing last week of the contract of Miss Florence Higley of Spokane, the Ratbdrum school has a complete corps of instructors for the term opening September 3. Following are the high school teachers: j.A.Tanner, superintendent; Ralph E. Brown, Latin and other subjects; Miss Higley,domestic science and other subjects; Miss Helene Bower, Spanish and other subjects to be assigned. Mr, Tanner will teach several subjects. The grade teachers arc: Miss Mary E. Halpin, 8th grade and principal; Thema Cady, 7th; Mar guerite Daniels and Julia Steele,to be assigned to 5th or 6th; Mrs. Fleischer, 3rd and 4th; Virginia Houlaban, ist and 2nd. The contract to build a concrete walk from the grade building to the street, to replace the old wooden walk, was awarded to A. H. Richmond by the school board Monday evening, provides for an 8-foot walk and a total area cf about 1200 square feet. The price named in the bid is 20 cents a square foot. Discussion of the work being done on the grade building was followed by an order for additional repairs including a tin decking on the upper front porch and rolled tin on the hips of the roof. Chairman Sheffield appointed C. F.Lathrop to inspect the painting. Judges and clerk appointed for the annual school election on Sept. 4 are Mrs. C. I. Sage, W.J. Tucker and Mrs. Mattie Saunders. An order was made that school open September 3. The plan Slump In Valuation. Idaho's taxable wealth exclusive of public utilities, for the year 1923 Is *347,867,567, it was announced by E. G. Gallelt, state auditor, who has re ceived the last of ihe assessment rolls from the 44 county assessors of the state. In keeping with the slate auditor's predictions, the valuations lo the several counties have fallen off. 1923 valuation of the stale is approx imately $4,200,000 short of the value placed on the properly of the stale by tbe equalization board of last year. The BIG CITY'S FASHIONABLE D0QS Different Localltlee Have Vhslr Fa vorites, and the Styles Start» ta Come and Qe. With any small boy color, style, markings, breed, count for naught With him the dog's tlia thing, nnd any pup that runs on four feat and I» willing to come to the call of Pata or Rags or Dusty fllla tha bill. Not so his fashionable sisters. Some years ago Boston bulla wara the favored, says tha New York Sun. Then came Airedales. Now, they any. wire-haired terriers art the only stylish members of dogdom. Wall, It*« a short Ufa and a pampered one an Park avenue and Fifth. But go a bit east, over whara th« buildings are referred to u tenement«. Go a bit north, and than «troll over west, "apartments. four-footed friend Is much I« evidence. But apparently the dog lover in these quarters follows some mysterious fash ion, too. It Is always the same kind of dog that Is to be seen. So alike are they that It is hard to realiae thst the one noticed a minute ago Is not the one now being looked at. Always a small, curly-haired poodle, color Orig inally white, but « winter of soft-coal furnaces leaves au Indelible mark. always keeping away frsm In tenement Isad maa'a - Idabe State News itens. Orangeville recently vo'ed $15,000 bonds for street Improvements. Work has started on the O. W. R. Si N. mainline into Boise. At Twin Falls business increased 14 peV cent for tbe year according to banking reports. Tbe southern Idaho prune crop la heavy this year and tbe yield is set at 3200 cars. The Oregon Short Line Is to build 98 miles of new Hoe between Roger son and Wells. Nev , at a cost of $5.094,000. Thirteen demists were licensed to practice in the stale of Idaho as a result of the examination conducted hy the state bureau of license July ID. The Rose Lake Lumber company purchased 27.000,000 feet of government timber 10 miles north of Prichard for $240,000 and will build a railroad to get It out. has More than 100,000 pounds of feed will be required by the slate for feed - ing tbe several thousand turkeys at the stale penitentiary, It was announced by R. Ö. Archibald, »late purchasing agent. The Washington Water Power company of Spokane was ordered by the Idaho public utilities commission the Avondale to continue to «erve irrigation district, in north Idaho, with power for pumping irrigation water. n "The Road of No Return. A. H. Alford, veteran editor of the Lewiston Tribune, came to Boise Friday declaring himself worn out by the jolting journey over Idaho's highway" and vowing he would find some other way to return lo north Idaho, says the Statesman. The middle link of that highway, he told a Statesman representative, had been well dubbed "the road of "North and South >9 no return. To build a road through tbe little and big Salmon river canyons according to the specified grades, curvatures and surfacings of the federal government would require the finances of the Bank of England, Mr. Alford insisted. And then, he added, we would be as old as Methuselah before it could be completed. Some of this work is being done," he went on. "But only a small per cent has been completed and a small per cent is in process of completion, while the vast buik is untouched. I was surprised— shocked—to sec this. I had been hearing that the North and South highway was practically complete, that there were only a few stretch to be finished and that one Jbeen no es could travel it comfortably with a detour here and there to get around active construction. But most of it is untouched. "I have no fault to find with the stretches that have been complet ed according to the federal specifi cations. better bits of road building world. But before the work wars started there was an excellent dirt road through the canyon, well packed, with no rocks—a road that went in waves, up and down and followed the hills in aud out but road that was smooth and good There are probably no in the enough. That has been ruined bÿ the construction of tbe new high There baa way and by disrepair. work done where the traffic most needs it. J' TOWN New Schedule Promised.-Bowd Proceedings. That the village board intends to readjust the water rates on a more equitable basis,' was indicat ed at the meeting last Tuesjigy evening when Attorney 'Miles ?;-F. Egbera was instructed to get' flat rate schedeles from neighboring towns and from the public utilities commission. Ad order was made instructing D. O. Clelaod, poundmaster, to collect all delinquent dog taxes. The tool, shed was ordered board ed up to the ceiling, and the treas urer's report for July, showing balance of $1063.74 cash 00 band, was audited and approved. At the suggestion of the water committee, the clerk was instruct ed to announce that city water may be used from 7 to 8 in tbe morning for sprinkling, in addition to tbs hour period allowed in tlic 1/3 evening under the order of July 24* Bills totalling $31« 01 were allowed against the various funds: For quarterly salaries Installing new water mains $ T «$0 * 8%0 30 Salary of park caretaksr Lights, lumber, etc...for park 18 86 Street lighting for July Librarian salary and books Marshal services at carnival Police court fee Phone rent August ... Printing ' J,. s. 4W 3t ' # J . : *? ; Idaho Wheat Yield V Early reports from harvest fields and threshing machines iodic*« e that winter wheat yields are ' fan ning high enough to placed t$e state average at 27 bushels : ptf acre, according to the August report of crop conditions issued Aug. 8 by Julius H. Jacobson, agricultural statistician for IdallT* This is tbe highest record situe 1915, Mr. Jacobson says, and fôtt casts a production of 10,611,000 bushels. The estimate is 1,000,600 bushels in excess of the Jufy.r estimate. It is also a,ooo,o«o bushels more than was bar zested •»: in 1922. V-y North Idaho is harvesting an immense crop, with yields running from 25 to 42 bushels lo the acre in the important counties of LatSb-, Nez Perce, Lcwisfand Idaho, ! 4 r. Jacobson says. - He also reports that Kooteoai county is raising its largest uVy and grain crop in six year*. Southwestern Idaho, particularly Washington county, is averaging 25 bushels on dry land and 4.S bushels on irrigated laud. In the southeast aud the. upper Snake River valley the yield is about 22 j bushels to tbe acre. Spring wheat deteriorated -Àa some sections, due to intense heat, but tbe prospective state crop increased 569,000 . bushels during July, to an estimated crop of fnere than 18,000,000 bushels. t. Tbe combined winter and spring wheat crops are estimated at 28, 656,000 bushels. j Rye yields arc'averaging 16 bushels per acre,and the estimatlcd production will be 176,000 bushels. Estimates on the oats produc lion this year increased from 7»* 421,000 bushels July r 107,915,0®° bushels August 1. Corn improved with the warm weather in July, jind the estimated 'production is now 2,562,000 bushels. • \X .a.