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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1919 VOL. XXIV, NO. «'J5 11.00 PER YEAR STATE ROAD FUNDS Congress Asked to Reduce Slate's Proportion., Boise, Jan. 22 .—With the passage by both the house and senate of a joint memorial to congress by Representative Mc Donald of the Idaho legislature, the law making body of the state goes on record on one of the most important road measures ever be fore congess. The federal bodies have before them the Bankhead and other bills which make a huge difference in the federal appropriations to Idaho for coast road building. As is generally known the gov ernment has appropriated $ 6 oo, 000,000 to be available by July 1 , 1924 . Of this amount $ 75 , 000,000 is available by July 1 , of this year. Idaho's share of this amount is $ 906,000 which must be used before July 1 , 1922 . The same amount is available next year and even more than this for the years following. According to the pro visions of the federal aid act this state, as well as others, must appropriate and spend an equal amount with the federal govern ment each year. A difficulty hard to surmount is presented in this phase of the matter for in the sparsely settled states the burden of taxation would fall too heavily on a few to take complete advantage of the federal act. It is pointed out by the state highway engineer that in 1910 there were but four persons per square mile in Idaho. The memor ial by Representative McDonald asks that the government's share be increased to the extent that but 26 per cent would be provided by local funds. This amounts to $ 480,000 per year for Idaho as against $ 906,000 annually which the law at present proposes. It is to meet this problem of sparsely settled states that the Bankhead bill was submitted to congress. More than $4,650,000 will be spent fur road improvement in Idahoduriug the next two years, if a program outlined by the state highway depart ment calling for the raising of $1,850,000 as the state's share under a 2 mill leyy, is adopted by the legis lature. In addition to the state's share of $1,850,000, as recommended, $800,000 will be available from the federal government as post and forest road aid, and more than $ 2 , 000,000 is to he raised by counties. Senate bills introduced in the legis lature include the following: Jan. 13 —Asking bond issue of $52,000 for Lava Hot Springs lltising limit of municipal hood issue from 6 to 12 per cent of valuation. Providing free vaccination. Jan. 14 —Majority of freeholders may petition for herd district. Elect county commissioners by districts. Reduce departments of government from 48 to 9. Jan. 16 —To make assessor the tax non-English Compel collector. speaking persons to attend night school. To exclude agricultural land of 5 acres or more from town limits. Jan. 17 —Legal recognition of the State Council of Defense system. House bills introduced: Jan. 14.—To destroy squirrels, gophers, etc. Abolish capital pun i-hment. Supply vacciues and serums free. Jan. 15 —Empowering counties to levy threo-teutbs mill tax for relief of soldiers. Appropriate $150,000 school at Lewiston, commissioners by district«. Jao. 16.—To assess properly every two years. To pay owners of tuber cular cattle destroyed. Jan. 17—Protection of son# and insectivorous birds and destruction of Euglish sparrows. Jan. 20 —Provide for a new regi ment of national guard, anti-gambling bill, misdemeanor to draw checks without sufficient funds, school districts power until Sept. 1, 1919, to issue funding bonds to take up outstanding indebtedness, support common schools by a state tax levy. To protect the flag, for normal E'ect county Drastic Making it a Give independent To State Treasurer's Report. State Treasurer John W. Eaglesoo has recommended to the legislature changes in the law which he claims will increase the earnings of the slate treasurer's office over $30,000 and at the same time better the condition of state affairs. Mr. Eagleson's report shows that during the first two years of his administration the saving made in bis office amounted to $95,000 over and above that of bis predecessors, and that during the last two years the saving made was $1 10 , 000 . His biennial report gives the assessed value of the state for 1917 at $444,857,675. The state tax levy of 1918 Is 2.7 mills to raise taxes to the amount of $1,222,132 for the follow ing purposes: General fund $978,687 Interest and sinking fund Public building fund Predatory animal fund Gopher bounty State highway redemption 88,971 44,480 24,741 42.623 42.624 The total bonded indebtedness of the state last Sept. 30 was $2,818,750. Uf this $950,000 was issued for state highways and $810,000 fur the capitol building. The bonds bear from 4 to 5 per cent interest. Recent disclosures at Boise show a state warrant indebtedness of over $500,000 created by the Alexander administration. The Jury List For 1919. The county commissioners of this county last Saturday selected the following names from the poll lists of each precioct, the jurors to he called from this list as needed: Atliol Preeinct— A1 Williams, Hurry C. Kaye, H. Rawlings, lfayview—Edward Rowland, Belmont—John I). Ford. Hellgrove- E B Modine, Carlin Bay—Daniel A Bolieh. Cougar— Theo II Patchen. Coeur d'Alene -Rudolph Miles, Chas. L. Dittemore, E. N. Bell, O. B. Moon, Geo. Ott. Otto Peterson, M. Robish, C. E. Stoddard. Dalton— Daniel Baillie, John E. Vermil lion, David 11. Kirk. Hayden Lake— J V Arnold, Jos. C. Miles. Hauser— Gust Peters, H C Wellwood. Harrison— W S Addington. L L Barnhart. J E McBurney, Chas. O Bishop, Andrew Knut eson, C E Cleveland. Kootenai— D E Hedal. Jos. H Mayville. J. V Clevenger, H P Gllnderman. Geo L Wall. J C O'Dale, J E Babcock, Geo, F. Weeks. Kidd Island—Ed F Eaton. Lane—C N Downey. A L Lapp. Mud Bay—A M Peterson. Lakeshore— P J Broderick, Chas. Gridlcy. Geo. E. Telford, John E. Thompson, John KossofT. J E Petersen. Chas. Bull, O C Freyc, R T Randall. Lincoln—Harry T. Dillon, F N ICilborn, Frank Shadduck, Andrew Elfstein. Lewis—J B Healey. Lacrosse—W A McConaghy. Lake Creek—John F Burton. Medlmont—Simon P Tobin. Mission— W P Dwyer. P J Whalen. Mica Bay—Chas, Barnum. Pioneer—Lewis Ostgulen. Post Falls— W F Brasher, Sam Curoe, Geo. F Gard, A W Gordon, Geo. E Thomas, E II Nogle. Pleasant Valley— U E Young. Power Line—John A Barnes. Rose Lake—Henry llcrzbergcr, C A Fuller. Wilford Sharpley. Rathdrum—Simon Beck. Ernest E. Satcti well, E S VonHosteeu, Frank O. Hill, Geo. R Woolery. Rimrock— Wm. Fisch. Sherman—Frank A Bilierbeck, John E Rensberry. M C Normoyle, Henry S Haiald son, H P Vigars. W II Mitchell, Drew. J W Vollmeck. Stateline— E L M arston, Osmond Kuudscn. Spirit Lake—M. Hallman. Earl Conklin, H. R Sehenkor. John P Isaacs. John Hughes. Squaw Bay— W D Laird. Worley—Fultou Huff, A W Hoefer, Emil Korsbocn, E C Gasser. Wolf Lodge—John Moyers. Cyrus W. CANNED FOOD POISON All Danger Can Be Removed By Boiling. Reports of deaths from eating home canned produce have brought out a warning from Dr. S. W. Forney of Boise, and he quotes G. S. Burke of California, who has made an exten sive study of the matter and publishes conclusions arrived at, in the Journal of the American Medical association. All the home canning methods, except steam pressure canning, are said to be dangerous. The poison liable to exist is due to a toxin pro duced by the bacillus hotulinus which work only in airtight containers. Burke says in part: "It is important that housewives be warned of the danger of bacillus hotulinus spoilage so that they may examine every jar carefully when it is opened for table use. The contents of the jar must not be tasted 'to see if ft is good'. The smallest taste will be fatal if the toxin is strong. These are the signs of spoilage: Gas bubbles in the jar, the tops of the jars blown, and a squirt of the liquid as the jar is unscrewed. An odor somewhat resembling rancid cheese. A mushy or disintegrated appearance of the solid parts of the contents of the jar. The Remedy. "The toxins.... may he eutirely destroyed by boiling for five minutes. .... Therefore, any canned goods that are the least suspicious should he emptied into a kettle and boiled for five minutes. They can then he eaten without danger. if FROM OVER TBE COUNT! POST FALLS Mrs. II. J. Blanchard and children have moved to Spirit Lake. W. E. Coleman, who was setter at the mill, has moved to Coeur d'Alene for the winter. S. H. Smith represented the local I. O. O. F. lodge at the grand lodge meetiog at Boise. The local federal farm loan associa tion has elected the following directors: L. M. Thompson, Tom Foster, John Peters, John Frazier, Claude SaDders, Ed Kyle, Chas Waggoner. Federal farm loans in this locality amount to about $50,000. James Owen had a valuable cow killed by a train. Nolan Farthing, 8 -year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Farthing, was so badly injured recently in a fight with two of his school companions that it, was thought he would not recover, hut he is slowly improving. The hoys used their dinuer pails as weapons. SPIRIT LAKE Dr. E. W. White made several trips to Blanchard to attend the influenza patients who are employed in the ice fields, upou request ol the health officer of Bonner county. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Brown Jan 12. Captain Richardson and Milau Richardson have written home sa>ing they expect soon to return from the American army in Europe. The flu situation is improving. CŒUR D'ALENE Coeur d'Alene's quota for the Armenian-Syrian relief fund is $1000. Up to Monday afternoon $600 of the amount had been raised. The American trust company paid a 10 per cent dividend and put two per ceot in the surplus fund from the last year's business. Clerk Emil Elder of the local draft board, under orders from Adjutant General Wilson, will classify ques tionnaires preparatory to sending them to Boise. Sheri(T Quarles returned Saturday frum Seattle with Charles Reuben Whitby, wanted for the theft of Ur. Busby's automobile. Wbitby made a full confession and was sentenced to one to 14 years in the penitentiary. Sheriff Quarles brought back one of Dr. Busby's medicine kits. When two young boy 9 , son 9 of William Wächter of 1423 Government way, were playing around the Coeur d'Alene college grounds Jan. 18, they discovered a new-born girl babe secreted in a pine thicket, south of the residence formerly occupied by the president of the college. Dr. Drennan slates that the child Is robust and will live, Bert A. Reed, prosecuting attorney, is tiling a test case in the district court on behalf of Kootenai county, appealing from the act uf the county commissioners ordering the county attorney to dispense with further proceedings in tax foreclosure actions now pending wherein it is necessary to secure service by publication of summons, where the full costs of said foreclosure proceedings would exceed the amount of the taxes sued for. That returned soldiers will be given the preference in county work was given official cognizance when the board of county commissioners passed the following resolution, sub mitted by R. G. Wearne, chairman of the welfare committee for returned soldiers and sailors of the home service divisiou of the Red Cross: * That in ail matters of employ ment within Kootenai county con trolled or influenced by this board preference shall be given any honor ably discharged member of the military forces of the United Statts who shall be found otherwise quali fied for such employment." Idaho State News Items. Meadore Bohn, an Indian, has been arrested at Plummer, charged with the murderof Mary Louisa Massaslow, an Indian woman, in 1912. Lawrence Ford, a fisherman, is believed tu have drowned in Pend d'Oreille lake. IIis boat was found drifting after tbç storm. Idaho's food administration office, in charge of R. F. Bicktiell, food ad ministrator for the state, disbanded and closed up February 1 . The Bonner county defense league has directed the payment of $I5UU for the Armenian relief, out of the couuty's war chest fund, thus avoid ing a special drive for that county's apportionment. The only known collection of French war posters in the west is in possession of the Uuiversity of Idaho. These posters, 105 in number, came direct from Paris, and were obtained by the exchange of American posters, and at 00 expeose except postage. will lie Many Idaho graduates of the Uoi- t versity of Idaho school of mines are tilling prominent positions in the smelting works of the Anaconda Copper in Montana F. A. Thomson, head uf the school of mines. Mining according Company to Dean Lieut.-Col. L. V. Patch of Payette, formerly of the 2nd Idaho but now with the 303rd field artillery in France, was appointed public utilities commissioner by Governor D W. Davis to succeed John W. Graham, resigned. The appointment is for six years at $3600 per year. All officers who have had their commissions at least one year, and desire to remain at the University of Idaho, will be retained in the reserve officers' training corps, according to COUNTY TAX MONEY Treasurer Makes Record In Collections Paid In. Cœur d'Alene Press: For the first time in a great many years the settle ment of the tax collector for Kootenai county for the llrst period of collec tions has been made within the time specified by law and Tax Collector W. A. Thomas is proud of the record made by himself and office force. Tax Collector Thomas made his first installment settlement of the 1918 1 taxes Monday, Jan. 13, turning into the treasurers' funds $260,146 24 of which $249,219.39 was composed uf real property tax and $10,926 85 persoual property tax. Making settlement for the first period taxes at this early date, which is about three weeks in advance of former years, means a big saving to the taxpayers, not only In salary ex penses hut in interest saved on account of calling warrants practi cally a month in advance of former years. Because of Tax Collector Thomas' refusal to accept a tender of 55 per cent of the Washington Water Power company tax. the first installment period of collections was short twenty thousand dollars in comparison with last year. The amount upon the tax rolls assessed against the company was $41.965.16 and they tendered a check for 23,080.84 in settlement which was refused. The corporation tax valuation is certified to the several counties from the state auditor's office after the meeting of the State Board of Eoual • ization and is assumed to be a fair assessment. It was on this premise that Tax Collector Thomas refused the tendered check. Wm. Vane, a Suicide. William Varie, old timer of New port, Idaho, convicted stage robber out on $ 20,000 bonds to report soon for incarceration in a federal prisou, committed suicide by poison last Saturday in the county jail at Newport, Wash., to which he had beeo taken after his capture the day before in the lonely Ellis cabin Dear Bead lake. Vane had tried to get out of the country a week before and induced two men, Kessler and Nagle, to spread the story that he had been accidentally drowned while crossing the Pendd'Oreille river in a row boat. Their story was not accepted by the federal authorities. Kessler then confessed to the frame-up, turning states' evidence and implicating Nagle, who is now being held for trial. Deputy U. S. Marshal Fred Thorp and Special Agent E. S. Wells parted on Vane's trail, surprised and disarmed Ellis, whom they found standing guard in the woods, and then seized Vane In the cabin as he was awaking from slumber. Vane was heavily armed when captured, and disguised to pass for an Indian. t ~ word received from the S. A. T. C. district headquarters at Helena. With the disbanding of the S. A. T. C. all officers and Institutions con nected with that branch become members of the R. O. T. C. Idaho farmers may now have their lands resurveyed according to word given out bv Frank Spofford, assistant supervisor of surveys for the gcueral land office. Relief will be given the settlers who canuot find thp survey corners. The government will resur vey poorly monumented townships now held in private ownership on application to the United States surveyor general at Boise. Expense for resurveys will he paid for by the private owners and the government in proportion to the extent of their respective holdiogs in the township.