11.50 Per Year In Advanoe.
Xhuered March 12, 1912. as sec
ond class mail matter in the poet
Offli at Orofino, Idaho, under the
Act of Congrees of March 3, 1879.
FRIDAY. APRIL 2. 1920
Governor 1). W. Davis fired the
of the state campaign
ope; ing gun
at !it. Maries last Saturday at the
mee ing of the republiean county
of Benewah county,
governor made two speeches,
on* at the opera house in the ufter
noc. and one in the evening at a
when about 300 enthus
last c republicans applauded his re
The county committee
hep;tily Indorsed Governor Davis
for a second term, praised the cabi
net form of government in handling
th» state's business, and It Is safe
to fay the party in every county In
state will do just as Benewah
Ray McKaig, organizer for
Bcnpartisan league at $16 per head,
Is his address here Sunday after
Ken told of the great love the
If ague has for the ex-soldiers and
Of the great .loyalty of the league
Iiakota as the shining light in pa
triotism and love for the ex-soldiers.
Jfe stated that North Dakota's leg
He pointed out North
"one million dollars
to give the soldiers who returned
fron across the water, a bouns."
It Is too bad that Mr. McKaig
did not have more time for there
are many items of interest he could
and probably (?) would have told
had time permlted him to do so.
As Mr. McKaig did not have the
time to tell these things we will
tell them for him.
He failed to tell the audience
that the state of Washington, where
the nonpartisan league is about as
popular as the smallpox, voted
eleven million dollars bonus to the
Mr. McKaig told how loyal and
patriotic the nonpartizan league of
North Dakota is and always has
been. But he did not have time to
tell his audience that the legis
lature which voted "One Million
Dollars" (of the farmers' money)
to the soldiers, refused to pass a
bill introduced at the request of the
American Legion, composed of ex
Bervice men, forbidding the carry
ing of red flags in parades in the
state of North Dakota and the dis
play of the red flag within the bor
ders of the state,
state that at the request of the
American Legion such a bill, which
also provided that the American
flag, only must be displayed, was
prepared and presented to the non
partizan league legislature which
killed the bill in the last few min
utes of its session and adjourned
as soon as the vote was taken.
Mere Is the story of this "loyal
and patriotic" legislature's last act,
as it was published in the press at
the time and has never been
"One of the last things the non
. jiartizan league majority in the leg
islature did in the recent special
session, was to kill the anti-red flag
-•trill. The news of this action was
telephoned down town to the hall
■where the American Legion was
meeting. The effect was electrical.
The ex-service men piled out and
inarched to the state capitol in com
pany formation; two companies of
husky.enraged patriots. But word
cf their coming had been tele
phoned to the legislature which ad
journed a few minutes before the
•x-soldters reached the capitol."
McKaig did not have time to tell
his audience that A. C. Townley.
$1500 per month president of the
league, who testified under oath
that he draws a salary of $300 per
month and is allowed $1200 per
month for expenses "and no ques
tions asked as to how it is spent,"
was convicted of disloyalty and in
terfering with the draft and is now
under sentence for that crime.
McKaig did not tell the ex-ser
vice men, whom he professes to
love, that Kate O'Hare, who is
serving time in prison for disloyal
ty and interfering with the draft.
Stated in her lectures while oppos
ing American men enlisting to
fight the kaiser, that "the mothers
of American soldiers are no better
than brood sows." He did not have
time to tell the soldiers that he
(McKaig) had attended Kate O'
Hare's trial and had placed his
arm around her and called her
"Sister" and told her he
tbized with her and he had
sage for her from a notorious radi
es) in Idaho.
It is really too bad that Mr. Me
Xaig did not have time to go more
Ifu 11 y into details and that he had
tto omit these important matters
' hieh would show how the league
leaders, Townley, McKaig, Kate
OTiare, et al really feel. The
"sous of American brood sows" as
Kat» O'Hare termed the soldiers.
-«Oflit to know all of the facts.—
He failed to
NON PARTISAN PAPER FAILS
A. hton, Idaho. When the non
pnrtizan league blight came upon ;
money making newspaper, the only,
occupant of a rich newspaper field
the Enterprise was
Agitators for the
league came and
lat price, the farmers who were to !
bought it at a I
hold the sack paying the money.
The business men of Ashton, in
Then W. A. Lansberry established
.he Ashton Herald, to which the
substantial people of this section
gave their support.
The non-partizan league then
sent a professional howler from
North Dakota, but he was not able
to arouse interest in his
cause and the unprofitable
p. crowd, being unable
to "reform" here any longer at $16
pci 1 have invaded Idaho Falls with
a newspaper venture. Farmers and i
(on laborers are
to to turn their money
'•e handled by the same crowd that
being appealed j
into it to
The farmers here who have been
"farmed" by the Townleyites will
continue to hold the sack and watch
with interest the attempted gather- i
ing of the new sucker crop in other
localities. Moscow Star-Mirror.
the government may never get very
much of the $S, 000,000.
6 . There was $1,000,000,000
spent for shells and only 17,000 j
Shows What War
Cost U. S. People
(Continued from page 1)
Nonpartisan League Now
After Idaho Government
(Continued from sage 1)
The tax storm has been gathering
since the session of the State Legis
lature a year ago. At that time the
League legislature launched a pro
gram of state ownersnip which
league men refer to as industrial
democracy, and which opponents
call unsalted socialism. Of thirty
odd new laws which were put
through here are the high points
round which tax dissatisfaction
A $2.000,000 bond issue as capi
tal stock for a state bank to fi
nance industrial democracy.
$ 200.000 appropriated for cur
rent expenses of an Industrial Com
mission to administer bank and
various state-owned enterprises.
A $5,000.000 bond Issue for state
grain elevators and mills.
A $10.000,000 bond issue to be
used by the state bank in loaning
money on real estate.
A $50.000 appropriation for ad
ministering compulsory state hail
A $100.000 appropriation for ad
ministering a sort of state building
and loan to handle farm and city
Providing state indemnity bonds
for oficial and state fire insurance
for all public buildings.
Levying a half-mill tax to pay
bonuses to North Dakota soldiers
and sailors ia the great war.
Adoption of single tax.
Raising assessments to 100 per
Exempting farm improvements
and a portion of city dwellings
Naturally this program meant
higher taxes, and when the new as
sessments began to come in the
grumblings grew to rumblings.
Grand Forks county -home of Jerry
Bacon, arch enemy of the league
found its tax valuation raised from
$16.640.088 in 1918 to $70,747,435
in 1919. Ransom county jumped
from ' $6.406.516 to $28,995,300.
$111,301.030. Fifteen of the firty
fass county from $28,080,237 to
three counties of the state had their
valuation pried up more than 300
per cent. The lowest rate in the
state wan in comparatively pool
Sioux county where the valuation
increased from $1,264,617 to $3,
64 5,717. For the entire state the
tax values from $400.041,152 to
$1.523.749,929 in one yea*—a sheer
rise of 280 per cent. The rumbling 1
The storm broke with the open
ing of the special session of the
legislature last fall. Justice J. E.
Robinson of the supreme court
played the role of Vulcan.
soon grew to a roar.
The judge is a sort of North Da
He is a big figure,
with a great thatch of
long gray hair and a long white
of a man
He looks and talks like a
It is hard to say ;
poetry and literature for his un
how old he te.
Not knowing that his age Ls more
American »hells were fired by tue
American forces in the war.
fired very often as many as 500,
, 000 in a single barrage on a single
had to buy or beg
them from our allies.
7. We spent $1,051,000.000 pie
paring to manufacture airplanes;
! we did not produce one fighting
We did make a purely
! bombing plane—a few of them. All
made and sent to the from in
216 observation planes
and they were dangerous and de
Tanks Cost $100.000.000.
8 . For tanks we spent $100,000
tThe first American tank did
until after the
not reach France
armistice had been signed and the
war was over
There was $117,000,000 ex
pended for the manufacture of gas.
There never was a pound of gas
fired on the battle front in Amerl
in. Guns cost us (to make In
howitzers—a total of 1 2 Ametican
1 guns—to where our boys in battle
j only succeeded in getting 48 of the
4.7-inch guns and 24 of the 8 -inch
could use them.
Such is the story of extravagance
and inefficiency of the war depart
The same is true to some
extent of the navy establishment.
The two together spent within a
radius of 25 miles of Norfolk, Va..
$2 50.000.000 for the construction
of cantonments, warehouses and
training stations where it has been
found impossible to get a supply of
water sufficient to meet their
needs. The navy department put
one training camp in a swamp
near Norfolk at a cost of $7,000
000 and every dollar of it will be
or less of a secret I asked him how
old he was.
"Just as old
when be begat Isaac—mneiy-nlnc
years old." he shot back at me,
with never a smile to confess that
he was making sport oi my curios
Judge Robinson is known as a
league judge. He is one of four
members of the bench of five men
who were elected with the league
indorsement, and his decisions could
hardly be said to show enmity to
at the tax Increase, amr his wrath
poured out In a series of letters
published by the Bismark Tribune
One of these letters was under
thetitle, "Heed, O Heed Kositzky's
views given out by Carl Kositzky.
state auditor. Mr. Kositzky, elected
by the league, parted company with
Its leaders on the 4
dustrial democracy and had been
warning the public that their 1919
taxes would be very heavy, and all
league's heavy guns were j
trained on him.
Judge Robinson took
cudgel in his defense,
picturesque style he called Kositzky
"a second John the Baptist—the
voice of one crying in the wilder
The auditor had shown that taxes
would be more than doubled in ad
dition to all other levies,
his respects to the
league recruits to
But the ridge gagged
This referred to lnter
scion of In
up the I
In his usual
prepar ye the
way of the
His path straight."
He paid ;
tue siate pay
. the solons and wise men
have given the governor, his boards
and bureaus, authority ti fix
aries and titles and to incur
penses without limit,
new annual pay roll is nearly $300
000 in addition to the regular
League leaders had largely ig
nored and minimized tne tax issue
conid°bavin ■ 'i*'" 6 bU ! thiS attack
y ovei lookHt| Judge
Robinson was invited to address the
legislature on the subject, and did]
Following his appearance the |
legislature repealed twenty-five
cent of the state tax and made the
tax payable In
'nit tha installment feature did
go Into effect soon enough to fur
Inish relief this
with twenty ftve per cent lopped
off, the tax will be more than twlc
what it was last
fieials admit that the net state tax |
now due, is 113 per cent higher
than that paid last year. This, of
course, is the average for the fentlre
state. In many Individual instances
it is vastly higher.
year, t-eague of
O. E. Hunt, a farmer in Grand
Forks County, quoting from
ory, told me that he paid $294 in
taxes in 1918 and that his
for 1919. now due, were $642.
did not , complain about it. but
merely stated it as a fact in answer
He Is a new man in
the state, having moved from Illi
to a question,
To be continued.)
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