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VOL. XXIV, NO. -U
RATHDHUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 , 1910 $ 1.00 PER YEAR WOULD CUT EXPENSE Governor Davis Wauls Oifices Consolidated. BoIsp, Jan. 14.— Governor Davis today introduced a hill into the legis lature which takes over forty-eight separate departments of the state government and places them under nine heads, thereby saving the state, it is believed, thousands of dollars and much needless waste of time and energy. That there will be some opposition to its enactment Into a law seems certain to observers here. This will come however from the office-holder who sees his cynosure slipping away, say the political wiseacres. These men who now hold office and would he displaced under the governor's business efficiency plan are for the most part rather strong politically in their homes. What the bill provides: The superc-dance of forty-eight departments by nine. The saving of thousands of dollars expense. Making the governor directly answerable to the people for the busi ness efficiency of his administration. Provision of a cabinet to advise with the governor on all important matters, composed of heads of de partments. Placing of state finances on a sound business basis. Direct representation of the people through advisory hoards composed of nine members to serve without pay for five departments. To receive expert advise and real public opinion through the personnel of the advisory boards, all the members of which serve for patriotic reasons. No addition of functions hut a far more rapid attention to public matters. An elimination of red tape and congestion of public affairs. j Boise, Idaho.—Ratification of the federal prohibition amendment arid the sudden development of county division sentiment stand forth as the events of the legislature's first week. The amendment was ratified unani mously. Caribou, Clark and Jerome are the counties prospective which hills introduced seek to create, all in the southern part of the state. Messenger to the governor at $3 per day was a new office created by the house Jan. 9 on motion of Storey of Ada. Ralph W. Matson was ap pointed to the position. Instead of the usual $5 per member for stamps and $1 each for wrappers, it was voted to allow $10 per member for stamps. This will total $640 for stamps and $04 for wrappers, a total of $704. D. L. Young of Ada, who obtained the vote for doubling the stamp allowance, said he asked it so members who did not need stamps could exchange them for wrappers, some members needing more wrap pers than others, and argued that more money was needed for this purpose because of the increase in price to 3 cents since the last session. Fifty-four voted for the change, live opposed it and five were absent, and not voting. Among those vot ing no was Speaker Kiger, who registered emphatic disapproval by speaking loudly when his name was «tiled. At the afternoon session the "Stamp Act," as it was called, was brought up agaio when Neilson of B inneville moved for ieconsideration, declaring that some of the new mem bers misunderstood what was in tended, a few thinking the plan was $10 worth of stamps for the entire house. Tbiriy-two voted for recon sideration, and 27 against, the motion losing for lack of two-thirds majority. With slight modifications rules of past sessions were adapted on recom mendations of the rules committee. Visitors must find seats in the gallery instead of on the floor of the chamber, under a change in the rules concern ing special privileges. Mileage claims totaling $1094 pre sented by the mileage committee were approved, with minor correc tions. Vane's Drowning Scouted. Federal authorities are viewing the reported death of Win. Vane, con victed robber, with frank skepticism, and the belief is that Vane is now on his way to Mexico, says the Coeur d' Alene Press. Vane was crossing the Pend d' Ureille river at Newport, Wash., in a rowboat with Philip Nagle and Howard Keeler to get medical atten tion for Nagle, according to Nagle and Keeler. The boat, they allege, was struck by floating ice and Vane thrown into the water and disappear ed. The cries of the two men brought others 10 the river bank and a search for Vane proved futile. Wbat pur ported to be his hat was recovered. William Vane,rich Newport,Idaho, rancher, was indicted jointly with Lonnie Easley, Eugeue Naccarala and Joseph Bossio, charged with rub bing the United States mail stage operating between Coolin and Priest River, on September 8, 1914. Two indictments were returned against the men, one charging them with assaulting the driver and robbing the mails and another with conspiring to commit the robbery. Easley turned state's evidence and all were convicted at Coeur d'Alene. Vane was sentenced to eight years at McNeil's Island and has since foughi the verdict in the courts, the Circuit Court of Appells having recently denied his motion for a new trial. Vane has been out on heavy bonds and spent a considerable portion ol his time at Newport while awaiting the time, growing near, when he was to report to the federal prison. To Find Work For Soldiers. The Kootenai county employ ment committee for return soldiers and sailors sends out a letter by H. H. Beier, secretary, which is in part as follows: "A labor reporting officer will be appointed for every precinct where the soldier and sailor can register for work and the employer can make known his vacancies there too. In most cases the precinct man has not been designated, but if you will call on your precinct defense council chairman, lie will be able to direct you to the proper person and place for this informa tion. For the county committee, call on the county agricultural agent's office in the court house. There are some applications for work on file now and the number will increase rapidly from now on. If you can use men now let us know." Vegetable Cutlets. Try the following recipe on yctir "meatless day:" Take equal quantities of carrots, turnips, parsnips and on ions and sufficient potatoes u» form half the mixture. Slice the onions and brown in a little butter. Boll the other vegetables and chop them up finely, mixing them with the potatoes, which should be mashed. Season and add some chopped parsley. When cold form lntc^cutlots and fry in egg and breadcrumbs.—Loudon Answers. The Real Wonder Workers. "Do you believe in fairies?" asked the sentimentalist "Fairies!" grunted the practical per son. "What did they ever do? It took us human beings to put over things like locomotives and telephones and electric lights.''—Washington Star. Glacier* Are Brittle. The substance of a glacier is brittle, though solid, und its descent down a valley Is caused by its constant frac ture. produced by gravitation and the sliding forward of the whole mass. FLU BAN ON AGAIN ! liatlidruni Has New Outbreak J of Epidemic. The village authorities put the Hu ban hack intu effect Tuesday night, stopping all public gatherings in Rathdrum for an indefinite period. The Rathdrum schools were closed again Tuesday morning on account of a new outbreak of influenza among the pupils since last Saturday. In three days ten casts were reported, nearly all of them being students of the high school. Since then the disease has been cbrumunicated to a few other people. The school closing order is indefinite but Supt,. Swenson adopted a plan of assigning lessons for home study to high school students and to the two upper grades of the grammar school. The plan includes keeping some of the teachers ; on duty in the high school to whom students may gri individually fur help as occasion requires. At the instance of the school hoard the viiluge trustees met Tuesday night and restored Ordinance No. 03 in effect. A committee was also appointed to ask the county commis sioners to prohibit dances and public gathermgs in the country districts of this vicinity. The authorities feel (CONTIN UKX) ON " \«K TAVO.) FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS Post office receipts show an increase during 1918. S. II. Smith turned over to the Red Cross $118 50 paid to him by the county for registering voters. The Royal Neighbors ha\e elected officers to he installed Jan. 21. The Post Falls schools re-opened with about 75 per cent attendance. A hand has been organized with dues fixed at $1.25 per month. There are seventeen pieces. Prof. James ITopkins has been employed as in structor at $2 5Ü per night once a week. HARRISON Influenza patieuts are required to remain under quarantine ten days after the board of health considers them recovered, and all persons exposed must remain under quaran tine the same length of time. The Harrison team won the basket ball game from Rose Lake 24 to 11. Bert Fisher, general manager, is preparing to improve the telephone line with new poles and wire. SPIRIT LAKE The Cozy theatre is being rebuilt. Mrs. Libbie Dyer of Twin Falls is visiting with her sister-in-law, Mrs. R. F. Dyer. Captai u E. W. White of Fort Wright arrived last week to help Dr. McCormick in fighting the influenza epidemic. Hugh Tallman, who died at Usk of influenza, was buried at Spirit Lake Saturday morning. J. W. Brooks, age 30, died Wednes day of last week of influenza. He leaves his widow and one child. The 18-months old daughter of A. J. Pyle had her hand txadly mangled in the cogs of an electric washer. Mrs. Grover C. Hearing and infant died last Friday of influenza. The husband and two children survive. CŒUR D'ALENE Hans Johnson was ejected chairman of the new board of ;<»uuty commis sioners. H. C. Bailey from Cottonwood das purchased the plant of the Coeur ! d'Alene Review. He is a brother of A. P. llailey, former sheriff. S II. Smith, county assessor, has appointed D. E. Danby deputy asses - J sor. The marriage of Ralph Weeks and Catherine Carr Weeks was annulled, the former, a minor of 17, having married without his parents'consent. Steve Houck, proprietor of the Cri terion restaurant, is holding a worth less check for dfteen dollars and two yuuDg boys, who claimed they came here from Rock, Wash., are wanted by Sheriff T. L Quarles for passing the check. An organization to provide employ ment for returned soldiers and sailors has been formed in Coeur d'Aleue and H. II. Beier as secretary has starled plans to secure wo'rk for men returning from service. ✓ Tom Stonestroet, discharged from the army came home from Raleigh, N. C., and 'v'ent lo his room and retired the night of Jan. 8, without apprising his parents of his "arrival, giving th'Mii a real surprise when they found him asleep the next morning. A telegram protesting against the appointment of I). E. Danby, demo crat, as deputy assessor, was received by the county commissioners Monday from the Kootenai county representa tives and senator at Boise. They state their grounds of opposition Ur Danby are that "(here are plenty of republicans in Kootenai county, and his record will embarrass the republi can party." ; Idaho State News Items. Four deaths oeeured at Boise last week, said to have been caused by eating home canned asparagus. Everyone in Boise who wishes to take influenza vaccine will be sup plied by the city without charge. Receipts of the state game depart ment during the last biennium totaled $129,597 42, of which $35, 143.41 remains to he turned over to the new administration, according to the biennial report of W. II. Thorpe, game warden. Boise City is sued for $2590 dama ges by Mrs. Duoie D. Thurman, 1909 North Seventeenth street, for alleged injuries received as the result of stepping into a hole in the sidewalk December 1, 1918. An official statement of the state's financial condition is soon to he made by the new Republican administra tion as the result of the discovery that mure than $500,000 worth of obligations are outstanding for which there are no funds to make payment. January 13 the Boisa banks of the clearing house association went hack to the old schedule of business hours, and will he open every dav from 10 to 3, except Saturday, wheu the hours will he from 9 o'clock In the looming until noon. Frank S. Spofford, assistant super visor of surveys, aurmunced Thursday that in the past seven years through the general laud office 33,000 miles of public lands in Idaho have been sur veyed at a cost of $515,000. Ou au average, 15 surveying crews have Been sent out each year. Receipts of the slate insurance department during the last biennial were $211,235, or $52,418 more than for the preced(^g biennial period, W. It. Hyatt, state insurance manager, says in his report for 1917 and 1918 . . Hereafter when iuflueuza develops in a Boise family no one, not even the breadwinner, will he permitted to leave the house. This arastt«; action in regard to quarantine o,f influenza has been taken by the citv board of health, following the r«q nest, of the home service, .section of the Red Cross, Buise Ministerial asst «cia - lion, and professional men of the city, j The family will he cared for by- 4 be j Red Cross. TO FIX WATER RATES Problem Is Confronting Ratb drum Trustees . The board of village trustees had another tussle with the water ordi nance Monday evening when that measure came up for its second reading. The bone of contention, as before, is the fixing of a sched ule of rates. The present scale of monthly rentals is not consid ered properly adjusted, but it is pretty well agreed that no scale that the board may fix will be sat isfactory to everybody. Water meters are too expensive apd it is believed they would add to the cost of maintaining the system. Therefore the board is confronted with the alternative of dojng the best it can in fixing a scale of rati s and let it go at that. Thp ordi nance comes up for its final read ing Jan. 27. The present water rates were fixed by an order of thq board more than ten years ago anfl were originally as follows: Residences t to 5 rooms, $1.35; over 5 1 rooms, $1.50; without hydrant (wqter car ried from a neighbor's hydrant) 75 cents; offices, 50 cents; , stores, 51 50; halls, barber shops, hotels, rooming houses and livery stablts, 52 to $5 according t6 size. A special rate of Si per month was established tor ministers of the • gospel. Later on succeeding boards of trustees have from time /■' to time in special instances where circumstances seemed to justify fixed a rate ot$i for houses occht;" 1 pied by one person, and r'ediicied 1 ! rates on hotels, barber shops . apd j : » • livery stables. It is probable that a schedule of rates will be established and iucor porated into the ordinance oiow under consideration and the trus tees he empowered to make refunds and changes in exception al cases where evidence is pro* ' duced to satisfy them as to the justness of such refupds or changes. At Monday's meeting the hoard heard the village treasurer's report showing outstanding warrants amounting to $416.40 and cash on hand Jan. 11, $351.48. Rathdrum's bonded indebtedness lias been re duced since last May from $9500 to $8500. Bills allowed: L. A. Kruger, marshal 1 mu. $35 00 Rathdruui Elec. Co., Dec.ligbls 79.50 A. G. Wentlaudt, draining fire hose W. W. Bcuuott, treasurer, salary 1 muuib The Tribune, printing M F. Egbers, atty salary, 1 mo 10.00 F. A. Morris, work on water system Rathdrum Grain & Supply Co........ lumber Mrs. Julia Bolesoo, refund of water rent. 1.60 10.00 1.50 7.40 •1 •- 3.40 3.00 Victor L. Berger, native of Austria Hungary, editor of Gerttfafo aod English language newspapers in America at various times, well known socialist leader, and congressman elect from Milwaukee. Wis, was convicted by a jury at Chicago, Jan. 8, of conspiracy to violate the espion age law. Four other socialist leaders were tried and convicted by the same jury. Just about the time a qiau suc ceeds in accumulating all the money j he wants the alarm clock gets busy j and wakes him up.