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The Idaho Recorder.
f(By Wallace Bassford)
'ngton, D. C., June 19.—When
inderwood of Alabama was in
re of representatives he built
■at reputation as an expert on
ff; he became chairman of the
se on ways and means and his
~came fastened on the tariff
'h his committee compiled and
ugh the house. Under that
the country enjoyed the
prosperity it ever knew, and
dned for the greed of Araeri
ufacturers to find fault with
Mr. Underwood is now the
democratic leader in the sen
has written for the New York
he greatest democratic news
jf this time, a long article on
sed tariff law now before the
jBpacc forbids its using in full,
are some of the most perti
e always opposed in principle
of protection, and have
Wrongly to the idea that cus
iîtation should be levied pri
the inteiest of reveni » for
nment, and that all rates of
should be so adjusted as to
reasonable inflow of goods
oad in oredr that the custom
■'ght have an opportunity to
toll as they passed through
degree of competition might
jJLshed. I have never contend
in the interest of a revenu
MIHp it is ncessary to bring about
'»MByive comnctition, but a tariff
iHps the rates of taxation so high
practically prohibit foreign
g^H^girroin entering the American
IMMRI at all has been abhorrent to
mf Ideas of the proper use of the tax
irUf power of the congress of the
United States.
Itstrips All Other Bills.
are some few low rates in
he pending bill. There are some ar
ticles on the free list. But taking it
all in all, it is undoubtedly Hie most
prohibitive tariff bill that has ever
been proposed in the American con
gress, gnd the rates of taxation aie
higher pn I less defensible than any
that héve ever been presented 'to us
tR' the Mist. It looks as if those
chargeg^witb the responsibility of
writing thi bill have accepted 'un
qualifiedly the rates proposed by the
special Interests desiring protection
and have not given consideration to
the résultant ctfcct on the general
business of the country or the burdens
that must be borne by the consumers
of America. Should the bill become
a law the American people will find
this out in lime, but it will be after
they have paid the price of the exper
"The de mocratic party is often
charged With being a free trade par
ty. So fâr as I know from the begin
ning the "democratic partv has never
abondoned the system of raising taxes
at the custom hou.-e. There are free
traders in the democratic party and I
have known some in the republican
party. As I understand it, the posi
tion of the democratic party is that
taxes levio* at the custom house
should be for revenue purposes only,
that the custom house is a place where
revenue may be obtained to run the
)Bt, and that it provides a
way of raising a certain
t)f revenue; that if the reve
levied at the custom house
a way that it does not unduly
apetition from abroad, and
who pays it really pays it
•eminent, it is a reasonable
i«e revenue. But when the
"ried so high that very few
-ome in—and if imports do
through the custom house
no taxes t>eh;nd them—the
merely that of raising the
"h goes into the picket« of
?ect of portective tariff laws,
i-hed from tariffs for rev
has been to tax the great j
Ahe American people and to !
the profits of a few. I often !
*siism and communism con- I
1 do not iielieve in either,
discrimination on the part ,
remuent against the masses J
;ople for the benefit of th> :
ows the seed from which '
ree of discontent, and dis - 1
Vhen brought about by un
jreflrcts on the whole system :
jttiont. I believe that the 1
of the government are j
|o Ik* used only for tso bene- ;
tople, not for the promotion j
interests, and I care not !
"h -" peciai intere-t* erne.
fields of agriculture or ari-e 1
remoke stack- of a .-teel mi'!. |
opinion, if it were not for j
given the bill by senator^ >
ent agricultural constitu- j
-'ould be impo--ible to pass 1
the senate. The argument j
that since taxes are to be
manufactured products,
lid also l>e levied on agri- j
ducts, and that if the peo- '
be penalized for the benefit >
jufacturer they should like
'-iialired for the benefit of
U her the fallacy of thi
comes is that under the
loing something to help the !
some particular item, their j
asked for a hill that as a :
that for e v ery dollar the
derive from the bill they I
l!$! 00 in taxes for the henefi
(Salt Lake Tribune)
President Harding has at last an
nounced his intention of assuming
leadership for the purpose of forcing
action upon important bills now l>c
fore congress. The executive has been
urged to take this coursa for months
past, and the Washington correspond
ents have asserted that sooner or lat
er he would bow to the inevitable and
if „v. n (}> otfct . e P s of WiIson ant
° f beln K calie<l
■It the^Hon-M h * le ^ 1>lat! ' e !
nlLli. ta capital is not only de- ;
a 1 ? 1 " 11 "* wt "- and ;
T c s ' ron «e n °ug h
m'inist"ntinn e wiU Ut |^ 8 , '
m. t.ation will be compelled to |
open to him.
, nature, and i
■ people of the
i him full credit fo
suffering before 1
to the senators and
The main trouble is It
in both houses. There
the congiesional situation has become ;
so involved that no other course is
He l. not a boss by i
gteat majority of the j
Lnited States will give j
< ... . . . patience and long
.sunenng before laying down the law
. . epreser.tatives. I
I ne main trouble is lack ot leadership
... . , ... , , such •
ining as party solaulity, un 1 the leg
illative situation has gone from bail [
to worse ever since the regular ses- ,
began. 1 tie tariff, bonus and |
L, ure pressing for consul- j
eration. Mr. Harding believes the j
tariff and subsidy measures should be
passed with the least possible delay
and he has threatened to call an extra
session if congress adjourns without
action on the latter bill. He is not so
keen regarding the bonus proposition.
It is now up to the Republicans in
congress to furnish the president
with the necessary backing for the
good of all concerned.
State Politics.
Wednesday's Statesman confiims
the information already given in
The Recorder that Alexander is to be
the democratic candidate for gover
nor, Dr. Owen T. Stratton of Salmon
for lieutenant governor and Ben R.
Gray of Hailey for secretary of state.
Other probabilities are Ed Holden
or Judge Morgan for congress and
Robert Harris for dis trict judge.
of somebody else. In other words, for
every 1 per cent of protection they
are given they pay 99 per cent of pro
tection for the benefit of other people.
I do nof think there is any question
rbout that.
"Take the wool schedule, known as
.-cliedule K in the Payne-Aldrich bill,
l ut having a number in the bill thu
is now before the senate. If the tax
proposed in the bill is levied the farm
er will have to pay the tax the same I
as doe. the man who lives in the city, j
the man who works in the store, the '
machine shop, the foundry or in an
t ffice. If the analysis he worked out
it will he demonstrated that the tax ,
of 33 per cent on scoured wool will I
cost the public nearly $200,000,000, of j
which those engaged in the growing
of wool will receive something like
$72,000,0000, against which the farm
ers as a whole will pay about $99,000,
000, the rest of the people will pay in
proportion, while the government will
receive as its share of this enormous
tax less than $20.000,000. Yet, it is
contended that this will help the men
whose business is raising sheep, hut
the other farmers of the country,
those who do not grow wool hut -aire
wheat and corn and cotton, will pay
the bill—that is, a most substantial
part of it—and for every wool grow
er there are a thousands farmers who
do not raise sheep. I do not have in
mind ;he little faimrr who raises cot
ton or wheat and has a few sheep on
the side, but men whose business i
growing sheep and who are only a
few in number when compared with
the great mass of farmers who will
pay so large a proportion of the tax
I reposed in the pending measure.
"So we find some of the prop« nent ■
that its enactment will greatly relieve
the agricultural situation in this coun
try, I »realise it «aises the tax on their
products at the custom house. Per
sonally I have never believed that
,-uch a tax would prove of any benefit
to the American farmer. We are t'>' •
how the hill is going to help the farm
er by an increased tax on wheat, by j
increasing the tax on certain kinds of
cotton, neither of which will ever be
of any benefit to the farmer or put
er.e dollar in his pocket. This, talk
may sound 'ike music to the farrier,
hut does the farmer realize that
there are also in the hill paragraphs
taxing the necessities of life, neces
sities that are vital to the farmer,
the nece-sities by which agriculture
lives ?
"When the present law was written
not only were all kin«ls of fertilizer,
which are important in the United
States and are valuable in the devel
opment of agriculture, placed on the
free list, hut binding twine for the
man w ho raises wheat in the west and
and ties an 1 bagging for the farmer
whose basic crop is cotton were like
wise placed on the free list. Under
this bill they propose to put these
things back on the tax list, and there
is no evidence that either of those in
dustries has suffered from outside
competition under existing law. (some
of the fertiliiers coming into thi
market und man.' of the commodities
from which fertilizers are made also
will be taxed undpr the proposed law.
1 am confident that the farmer will
not be long in fituiine out these thing-.
The item- I have cite ! are simply il- 1
lustrative. Others which fonrern the
welfare of agriculture can be found
a:! through the bill."
A party caucus of prominent coun
ty republicans was held at the city
hall in Salmon Wednesday evening,
with a large attendance. Leaders in
the conference included all the can
! dnlates already announced who are
; mtere. ted in strengthening the ticket
; 10 be finally made up but there was
nothing done along that line
53 lar a< could be ascertained. The
| meeting ivas in session an hour. Prom-|ojT
; ftce of state senator, for which place
on the ticket L. E. Glennon made of
i ficial filing early in the contest. Mr.
j Summers declined to announce hi
j candidacy. Iv is said that the num
her of candidates is causing some anx
iety among the leaders, who fear a
I jack of harmony as a result. Upward
of fifty party workers were present in
• the meeting, very nearly all of them
said to be in a receptive mood as to
[ getting on the ticket or answerable!
, favorably to the call of their party.'
| Mr. Snook took strong ground for the
j reduction of taxes, wnich, he said,
j were bearing down too heavily upon
those obligated to pay them. Oilier
party members present, them
« ...
peakei said at
ere were
again to
back at
essary to make a contest for the
nomination, while the place as a rep
resentativc would come to him with
out a contest.
A nomination demanded so strong
ly as to lie irresistible is that of Al
bert E. Amonson tor the state sen
ate. The democrats decline to con
si 1er any other candidate in connec
tion with thi.- important place on
their ticket so long as he is a possi
bility. So far from seeking the pre
ferment, he ha- persistently refused
to be considered a candidate. But in
pite of all this the people's candi
date Amonson continues to be called,
a man v, !io would go down to Bor
tative, yesterday tiled for the repub
bean nomination for the same office,
leaving the field clear for L. E.
Glennon for the senatorial nomina
|ion as a republican. Mr. Snook had
been urged by his farmer friends to
stand for the senatorial nomination
but he said he had not the time from
his business of farming to put in the
work for the primary campaign nec
in other places. One
Mulad, farmers rather than attempt)
longer to pay the taxes there were
letting their lands go back
sagebrush. Mr. Snook came
More Difficulties Ahead.
Next to the senatorial nomination
the selection of candidates for county
commissioners is causing anxiety,
There are supporters in numbers
***'- **F**»v a^aui wnil
the democrats, even going so far as
to urge that Peter McKinney ought
himself to run. A compromise was
suggested in the selection of Charles
A. Beers for one of the commission
er candidates, but there was no way
pou. ted out as sure to win the elec
lion, in which all the candidates u
more or less interested.
Everything for Harmony.
John W. Snook, former represen
Insistent Demand for n Democrat,
: - the representative of this county
tirst, stamling always for the we I
fare of the state with no ulterior
plans and ambitions to subserve.
Filings for nominations since the
last report have been those of W. VV.
Simmonds for auditor and recorder,
Franc- Hall, Jr., for county attor
ne;, and John W . Snook for represen
tative. all republican*. Others a!
ready determined upon are those of
h. 1 . MaJoy, democrat, for auditor
and recorder, and W. l>. Ru-k, «lern
«»crat, for commissioner.
Old Friends Meet Again
wra «
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Wr->t .
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lautoia'.f«! naqit
finest growth
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The« is standing on Manhattan
tiact belonging to Harry Kelly the
of alfulfa und clover
anywhere to be seen in all these parts
A careful estimate places the yield!
from the first cutting at 75 tons from j
the small patch of 10 acres. Neighbors
have come from all around to re* the -,
Wunder! ul growth. Mr. Kelly used
i>out three times the usual amount 1
seed, or 31 pounds to the acre for j
high, while in the h iv field the growth
land to the waist Une of Old Man
High pockets.
Perhaps the most remarkable fca
tpre connected with this remarkable
Ifroducti. n i- the u*ct that the lnnd
that grows such a prodigious hay
crop as this was never plowed at all
hut w as seeded to hay lireet from
sagebrush, the wild brush being re
iBovcil in the usual way.
, -- '
BOISE, Idaho, June 14.—State and |
county taxes lor 1921 decreased more |
>'*are issuer! yesterday by the state
t, ureau 0 f p U blic accounts.
Increases of more than $1,000,000 in
gpfciai taxes levied by schoo! districts,
ciu ,. s an(| villaRW ^ hi>fhway dis- i
show the net result to lie an in
VSZ&STAZ ........ - -
Idaho's total taxation hill in 1920
' vas $20,fi.>3,985.07 and in 1921 it w. s
WRnGJttU.M. More than half of the
taxes are for the special taxing
districts of the state.
'täte bureau,
j " |
Overland to Salem,
Mr - an 1 Mrs. J. G. Sheurin are
,euvin » r Salmon to make their new
honH ' at Salem, Oregon, traveling by
i. - - ay jyj,. {.hear
standRrtl bred
of July races
eding on his
^ron train. On hi
m expects to enter his
stallion at the Fourth
in Boise before proc
long jouney. Mr. Shearin
terested with a large real
whence he
Uusines r
come to thi.
June 29-30
Lewis Stone, Jane Novak and all
least. Music by IJUAKLKS~and~H AN
KH). Prices 40c and 20c
Don't mis« this one.
Candidates Slew in Filing
One per cent of the salary of the
office sought is the filing fee for all
candidates who enter the primaries.
I bus the candidate for the office of
auditor and recorder pays $20, sheriff
$18, assessor $18, an I so on through
the list, one hundreth of the annual
salary attaching to the office being
the fee required in every case. The
end of next week, July f, will be the
limit of these filings, la- s than hull
the candidates required to fill up the
tickets of the two parties have al
ready made filings, hut the office , arc
r*e»t to iw- permitted to go begging and
»ext week will be harvest time for the
If> c collector of these fees at the
court house.
The Eye Specialist. Dr. II. II. Scar
borough, will h,- at !he Shemm hotel,
Salmon. S/ituradj June 24 fin
meUrod» give results for headaches.
•liz/in« -s and <•) «■ defects.
A meeting of the members of the !
Democratic dub of Lemhi county is ,
called to be held at the Farm bureau i
on Tueaday evening, June 27, at 8:30
o'clock. The object of the meeting is
to form a permanent organisation and
'to diacuas auch matters as may prop
erly come before it. All persons in
terested in the economical and effic
it ' nl management of county and state
government ire urged to be present.
President of temporary organisa
If you are willing for George to do
every thing political in Lemhi county.
don't squeal if he consider« his own
interest« more than he doe* vouro
An opportunity for vou to take an in
tere*t in your own business will he
the democratic meeting to be held at
the l->rm Bureau Tuesday evening,
June 27,1922.
$300,000 LAND SALE
Negotiation* pending for the past
few days for tha sale of the extensive
holdings and livestock of the Lemhi
iUrchail &. Irrigation company, com
" c . r ** of l lun,, *
lf> uml '«w-tock,
DU\e let minuted in a sale of the prop
i . f , , r.w Ct * r P'*r*»t.<.n
lî®!*' r ° r th< ' ^e cut, «'n of the
...... ,. ,
erties, according to a telegram re
ceived yesterday morning by Peter
McKinney, long time manager, from
un associate owner, H. II. Boomer, re
questing the seal of the corporation
The purchaser was not disclosed.
The transfer includes all the Hugel
and Barracks ranches and grazing
lands, in fuct all the company's hol«|
ings except the Peterson ranch and
equipment on Kirtle.v creek. It was
raid that more than $300,000 was the
consideration. One hundred dollars
Mr. McKinney has given these
ranches his personal attention for
many years, greatly improving them
and adding to their value. It is 1«
lieved that the sale will materially
benefit him.
It is said that E. C. Lloyd, G. G.
Ragtey and F. Babcock, all of Spo
kane, are the buyers or their
tentatives in tlm deal.
Milt Merritt, an wering a writ is
sued at the instance <>I the count) at
torney charging Merritt with assault
with a deadly weapon upon ls-e Ram
ey, waived a hearing before the pro
bate court on Saturday for disposi
,;elwr< n ,ht ' m
lion of the case In the'district court |
According to the complaint Merritt I
assaulte! Ramey at the Merritt I
home on Sunday, June li, when the I :
two were engage.! in settling account* j
Merritt'« ver
sion of the case is thut Ramey «Irew
his gun at one point in the argument
ami in the effort to take the weap
on away Merritt grabbed a
harness harne from the wall and ap
plied it U> Ramey's head, whereupon
Merritt took possession of the gun,
which he retained to «ieliver to th«
sheriff's office upon answering the
writ. Upon notification by telephone
by the sheriff Merritt appeared to
an: wer. J, T. Watkin and Peter Mc
Kinney -igned the bond for him for
New mail carrying contracts begin
next Satun ay, the changes being
from I errill Terry to Mont Colwell on
the Lee-burg route, from J. A. Hem
«Ion to W. B. Horn on the May and
t'halli- route, from Horn to Jarre- B.
DeAtley on the Whoup route and Ib>
Uiev continue- to curry the Gibbon
«dlle mail.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Li|»e were tlad
ing an«l vi-itmg in Salmon from lauui
ore ve tenlav and today.
A large type of airplane, appearing
first to view from over the continental
divide to the northeast, approached
Salmon high In the air and circling
the townsite for half an hour as if
picking out a landing place, finally
took off up the 1-einhi valley. It was
going strong at liuker a few minutes
later. The coquettish visitor appear
ed on Mondaj a little after the noon
hour. Though comparatively low to
the greuntl in its circles over Salmon
the machine was still too high to hold
conversation with its occupants
if at any time the noise of the motor
would have permitted. The apparent
flying height of the visitor was about
one mile and its epee I beyond reckon
ing, for after leaving Salmon the dis
tance of ten miles to Baker was cov
ered in less than as many minutes.
Number- of spectators «»n the
ground us it pas «"«1 over were sure
they saw sign- sticking all over the
liver of its mission, one that it was a
Legion machine, another that it was
a Canadian bootlegger and still an
nulier that it had been sent forth as a
federal spy on the illicit sale and im
portation of Canadian lightning.
Whatever its mission it was cer
tainly on the way with some speed.
It was rep«>rted at Baker on Mon
day, after the plane passed that way,
that it took a course over the ohl
Agency pusc. This report also ha 1 it
doped out thut an army officer uml
his pilot were the occupant» of the
plane, hound from Weiner to Dillon
on a reconnoitre of the Rocky Moun
tain country at one of ita widest
I arts.
Speculation in the Air.
As throwing some light on the
aerial visitor to Salmon the follow
ing item is taken from Wednesday'*
Statesman :
Boise is minus any suitable place
for an aviution field, as are most of
the cities and town* in the west, uc
enriing to Captain Lowell Smith of
San Francisco, who urrive<i by air
from Mountain Home Tuesday.'
Studying the possibilities of gov
ernmental I uniting tiçlds and mak
ing maps und photographs 1« occupy
ing Captain Smith's time while he
travels from place to place in the
high-powered army biplane. He is
accompanied by Serfft. William B.
White field, also of San Francisco.
They left Idaho Fall* Tuesday morn
ing. uml after visiting Elnckfoot,
Pocatello, Twin Falls uml Mountain
Home, they landed in Bolge at 3:30
p. n. and registered at thg Owyhee.
leaving Sun Francisco on their
trip, the two fliers flew as far east
as Cheyene, ami after going over
Wyoming and Montana, they came
| in,< ' , ii ' ho Tuesday. They will leuve
I thls m " rn '"K tor Warren, Caldwell,
I Wr '** r - Orangeville uml I*wf«ton,
I : n,i wl11 ou ' of ,h e state at Pull
j a * h - Thrv * m , Mart
mg Washington at Spokane. Wash
ington an«l Oregon will be the last
states covered before they go back
acros the California line amt to San
Francisco, Cant. Smith aid.
Most of the tfiwns viuited are
without anv sort of fiehl upon which
to land, the aviators saiiU Moist of
them, too, have no particular «lesire
for such u field, and only when a
plane drop* on them from nowhere
in particular «lo the« - evince interest
in the things above the earth,
Boh-e Barrack* formerly had a
fine field, Captain Smith sal«!. But
th«t building of the polo field on tin*
ground took the choice bit of level
ground, ami it is «iifficult now for
large an<! fast plane* to make a safe
landing. The aviator* experience«!
little trouble on their '.rip, and hop«'
to complete the tour thi* week.
To Members ol th«- Sewing ( irric.
You are hereby notified that on
Junp 8 the republican majority in
th«' Unite! State renate voted to
'take sewing machine« off the free
'list and impo-e a tariff tnx thereon
Iranging from 25 per cent to 40 per
cent on the value of the-e machine-,
thereby enabling the manufacturers
to raise their price to you front 25
40 p«
-r cent. Thi
*r<* is
only one
y vou
can shov.- yo
ur c»pp<
i ition to
- kin«
1 of profiteer
ing ami that i*
tin' «leiimcr
»li c ti<
cket thi*
thu help
hack "n th» 1
Complimentary Dunce.
Introducing the new mill sh«Hl
*rect"d for the growing burine*-» of
ii >r> 1 . Dan K. Zuck,
proprietor, ami Harry Stocker gave
an open air lianre on one of the floors
last Saturday night, the floor not be
mg walle«) in. while in another one of
(the shed-, well advanced toward com
pletion. refreshment- were nerve«!.
The dance proved in every way most
'enjoyable for a warm night ami the
merry company of 40 person* broke
up all too soon, in the opinion of those
pre-ent. Mis. William Beattie and
Harry Stocker were the musicians.
Messrs. Zuck un«l Stocker paid all the
expense« of the function which was
«omplimentry to their friends.
Arthur Simpson, only son of Mr«.
Simpson Stobie, and an overseas sol
dier for 18 months, was marrie«l June
r. at Dillon. Montana, his bride being
Mi.-s Margaret Williams.

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