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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
HAT 11 DRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1919 VOL. XXIV, NO. B7 $1.00 PER YEAR a IN THE LEGISLATURE Some Bills Cp For Considcra tion by Idaho Solons. Appropriation of $100,000 ami creation or a -'soldier settlement board" to co-operate with the United States in settlement on state laods, for which provision Is outlined In the measure, of soldiers, sailors, marines and others who served with the allied armies is the object of house bill No. 100, introduced Jan 30, by Givens of Ada, and Featherstone, Shoshone. "The object of this act is in recog nition of military service, to provide useful employment and rural homes for soldiers, sailors, marines and others who bave served with the armtd forces of the United States, in cluding former American citizens who served in allied armies against the central powers and have been repatri ated, and who have been houornbly discharged," says the bill: "and to accomplish such purpose by co-opera tion with the agencies of the United States engaged in work of a similar character." I Some bills introduced in the legis lature the past week are: H. B. No. 70, by committee on agriculture—Providing annual ad valorem tax of one-tenth mill, or less, to raise $50,000 for expenses of state board of agriculture in conducting state fair and fairs of Northwest Livestock association and Idaho Seed Growers' association. H. B. No. 71, by committee on roads, bridges and ferries—Limiting vehicle loads on public highways to 600 pounds per square inch of tire in contact with road surface, except by special permit,and limiting protuber ances on tires to one-fourth inch; highway authorities giving powers of sheriffs to arrest violators. state H. B. No 80, by Monson and Hunt —Cbaugiug to 25 cents per day rates for care and advertising of estray animals. II. B. No. 87. by Hall—Making each county a school district, abolishing present districts; creatiug county boards of education, to consist of one member from each of five con stituted precincts in each county; and prescribing duties of county superin tendent. and S. B. No. 59, by Turner—Doubling the mileage fees allowed sheriffs for the service of civil processes and the making of arrests. Referred to iudi ciary committee. II. B. 94. Hoff—Increasing salary of assistant librarian of State Historical society from $600 to $1200 hv per year. H. B. 95, by Thomas and Kent— Requiring barbers to close their shops at 7 p. in. except on Saturdays, when they may remain open until 10 p. ru ; providing a tine of not less than $25 | nor more than $100 for violation. II. B. No. 97, by White and Drake —Appropriating $51,500 to buy five acres of land and to build two eottages for girls at St. Anthony Idaho Industrial Training school, so that sexes may be segregated. S. B 69, by Nelson and Nash— Completely revising the now operative primary law by a return to the convention system for the nomination of stale and federal officers. H. B. 110, by Storey—Appropriat ing $28,642 as balance due A. S. Whiteway for construction of Warren Big Creek wagon road. H. B. 117, by the committee on public health—Providing for erection of two tuberculosis hospitals by the. state, one in north Idaho and one in south Idaho, levying a general tax to support them. S. B. 74, by Judd—Authorizing county commissioners to provide emergency employment for bona fide residents who bave been unable to find work. Among the bills passed by both houses is H. 15. 15. by Tyer—Author izing county commissioners to employ a trained nurse to act as consulting expert on hygiene in the county schools. S. 15 20, by Wedgewood—Making the appropriating of any vehicle "with intent to return" a misdemean or, was passed by the senate. II L5. 81, oy Bennett—Making taxes first lien on property, was unfavorably repo: teil. The senate Killed II. 15 II by inde flnile postponement. The bill pro posed a direct tax levy to raise relief funds in all counties for the assist ance of indigent soldiers and sailors and their families. The senate held that the measure would not accom plish the result sought. Idaho State Sews Items. The present college year at the University of Idaho may close Satur day, June 14, instead of June 21, as previously scheduled. Examinations will be held during the week of June 9-14. Commencement will he on June 11. The county assessors of Idaho, at their meeting in Boise last week, agreed to assess timber the same as last year. Opposition to the poll tax was very marked aud the association went on record as being opposed to it and recommended that the legislature abolish this form of taxation. A letter from Mootie B. Gwinn, state Liberty Loan chairman, is being sent out to county chairman. Mr. Gwinn has been attending a loan conference at San Francisco and is sending out advance information on the drive, which he gathered at this conference. A young man in soldiers uniform giving the name of Anderson, employed to drive an automobile to Boise from Nampa for R W. Simp kins, sold the car for $450 and attempted to get away with the money, hut was captured a few days later. between the of American boys between the ages of 16 and 21 to the number of 500,000 are to be enrolled by the United States employment service in the United Stales boys' working reserve this year for work on the next harvests, according to E. II. Has brouck, special examiner for the United States employment office for Boise district. Receipts to Feb. 1 are $90,000 of the $108,220 quota for the eastern Washington and northern Idaho district of the American committee for relief in the near East with head quarters at 546 Peyton Building, Spokane, Wash., and more money is greatly needed according to reports of E. A. Potter, executive secretary, compiled Saturday. I Boise is infested with $1 and $2 way in from down east. One bank reports that it shipped back $5000 worth of these bills of small denominations. It is unable to explain why they are there unless some one of the hanks loaded up with Ibis kind of paper and has set it afloat. Most Boise citizens still much prefer the good hard silver. | hills that have fuund their Nine northern Idaho mining com panies submitted a memorandum, read to the house of representatives explaining that while the price of lead declined as was to be expected, it was not the result of manipulation but simply the inevitable result of supply and demand. "The lead can not be sold," it is stated; "the price necessarily falls and causes some mines to close. The food administration office in Boise closed Friday and all letters nr business should be sent to R F. Ricknell at the Overland National bank. The office files were packed up and sent to Washington, D C. ^CONTINUED ON LAST TAGE) j 16 French Introduces Claim Bill In Congress. Washington, D. Ü., —Congressman French spoke for fifteen minutes in the house of representatives urging the passage of legislation that will provide that small claims arising against the government thru the different executive departments be disposed of and adjudicated by the cabinet officers presiding over the several departments. He pointed out a star mute mail carrier in Idaho who has waited teo years for his pay,—the Department wanting to pay him but being unable to under the general law because of a Haw in his houd. He pointed out the ease of a home steader on the Nez Perce reservation who was given a patent to land that, had been patented to an Indian 20 years before, being told to move off after he had spent several thousands of dollars in improvements. Mr. French says it makes for bol shevism to permitsueh outrages under the government against individuals and there ought to be a speedy way provided for the settlement of such claims. He related how the present congress has been unable to consider these claims because of important war bus iness and that, after all, it is un reasonable that congress should assume to handle cases that are of such character that the heads of de partments should decide them on their own responsibility. Mr. French has introduced a bill providing for the settlement of such claims by the heads of the sqveial Departments and urges its passage. Mr. French pointed out that years ago it is understood ooe claim was passed by congress three times,—a thing that he says could never occur if the matter had been disposed of Id the department where the claim arose. a is to of a FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cryderman left for Los Angeles, California, to exhibit to the old soldiers and school children a "corner cupboard" made by Abraham Lincoln and his father and presented to Mrs. Cryderman's great grandmother. The cupboard is made of solid black waluut and weighs 300 pounds. John D. Anderson, a civil engineer, died of influenza in the Deaconess hospital, Spokaoe, to which he was taken Monday of last week. Post Falls' service flag now con tains 55 stars. A series of religious meetings are being held at the State Line school house. HARRISON James Babcock of Coeur d'Alene is assessing the farmers on the reserva - tion. Mrs. Harriett Fish of Kellogg, sister of C. M. Trigg of Stateline, former county commissioner, died and was buried at Kellogg last week. Harrison high school lost the open ing basket ball game to Coeur d'Alene 40 to 14. Albert De Luca has been heard from. He says he was wounded in the big drive of Sept. 25, a bullet piercing his left cheek and shattering bis jaw. His face was. bandaged by a Red Cross aid and afbjr lying on the Held Uve hours he walked back about three miles and was s ant to a hospital. SPIRIT LAKE All but 15 men were laid off a j railroad shops thi The schools reopened Monday. A son was born Jan. 20 to Mr.I and Mrs. Geo. Dolan. Cyril Marshall arrived home on a 16 day furlough from the navy. He says he likes the service. Nearly $270 of Spirit Lake's $100 quota for the Armenian and Syrian relief fund had been raised up to the close of last week. tLe s week. CŒUR D'ALENE Ilev. J. P. Luvaas, Lutheran pastor, was presented $127 by his congrega tion ami friends. M. Kva Hahn was granted a divorce in the district court Monday from T. C. Hahn. Born—to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Danby, a nine and one half pound boy Jan. 31. Thomas G. Ç.sco, 20, and Mae Pearce, 18, both of Garwood, secured a marriage license and were nlarried in Coeur d'Alene Saturday afternoon. Bruce Bowman, apprehended in Seattle for complicity in the toeft of Dr. Bushy's automobile, was brought hack by Sheriff Quarles. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Jt|dge J. M. Flynn to one to 14 years in prison. City Health Officer Dr. Barclay Monday raised the ban on picture houses, Sunday schools, and all public gatherings, believing that the in fluenza situation warranted the action hut still warning the people to practice caution in taking advantage of the situation. On Monday the entire jury venire in the district court was exhausted in securing a jury to try C. A. Reedy, charged with the murder of W. A. Rutherford. Judge Duun Imme diately called for a special vebire of 30 returuable Tuesday afternoon. Dr. D. D. Drcunan, who Recently came to Coeur d'Alene from Rath drum, has purchased the late Henry Knight property, one of the most attractive homes on Park Drive, commanding a splendid view of the lake and seated in two lots with beautiful surrounding grounds. The original cost of this property was $9,000. Proposed Idaho Amendment. Boise, Idaho.—County commis sioners will serve for six years and will be directly representative of the district in which they reside if an amendment to the state consti tution proposed in joint resolution form by Senators Orme of L'remont and McKown of Power county re ceives popular approval at the 1920 election. Introduced in the senate, this: resolution provides that, following the election at which it may bo approved as an amendment to section 10 of article 18 of the constitution, every county in the state shall be divided into three f districts to be designed No. 1, No. I 2 and No. 3. From the first district a commissioner is to be elected for two years, from the second for four years and from the tjiird for After this first election six years, all terms will be six years in lengtli. It is believed that the long period of service provided will enable constructive policies to be pursued, while the system ol over lapping terms always wijL insure two experienced commissioners. A New Jersey mao tried to teach bis cow to eat sawdust, bur. too much, education killed the cow. A wise tiller of the soi), speaking of the relative value of grains, says grains of common sense are tUc most valuable. 'MISUSE OF FUNDS Alleged Irregularities Being Probed at Boise. Boise, Idaho, Feb. 3.—The in vestigation of the use of the militia fund by ex-Governor Alexander and his adjutant general, C. S. Moody, has developed nothing positive as yet excepting as to a few items of alleged illegal expen diture of funds. With reference to them Mr. Alexander and General Moody have already re plied by reimbursing the state. They have deposited with the state over $300 to cover these items. It is said that a larger amount will have to be paid in to cover the total alleged misuse of funds. The use of the militia funds by the former governor for traveling and other expenses that, it is claimed, should have been paid out of his own allowance is attempted to be explained on the ground that there was not suffi cient lunds elsewhere to caver that expense and that the militip appro, priation,being practically untouch ed, was regarded being of legal availability. The former adjutant general is directly accused of using militia funds for personal ends. Boise, Idaho.—Although Idaho has had no militia since August, 1917, when the 2nd Idaho regi ment was federalized, the office of adjutant general, during the en cumbency of Charles S. Moody, whose administration is now under legislative investigation, expended approximately $31,000 more than regular salaries, which averaged about $500 per month duting the biennium, according to claims of the department on file at the state auditor's office. Only $7089 38 of, the $50,000 appropriation given Moody by the 1917 legislature for militia and ad ministration for the expenses biennium remained in the fund when Moody left office January 6. During the first year of the biennium, seven months of which if bo to included maintenance of the militia, Moody's department spent only $13,135.60. In 19x8, during which there was no militia expense the department expended $29,775. Former Governor M. Alexander's relation to the expenditures of the office is to be gone into by the legislative committees. In the report of the state affairs commit tees to Goyernor D. W. Davis, which caused him to ask for a more complete investigation in a special message to the legislature, it was pointed out that the former governor had frequently traveled f at the expense of the militia fund, I although he had an appropriation Q f foj s 0 wn. for for for Still Need Powder License. A letter from Edgar S. Elder, ex plosives inspector for Idaho, advises that there have been no changes in the explosive regulations since the signing of (lie armistice, and that it is still necessary for a person wishing to purchase dynamite or other powder, to have a license for the same; that vendors of explosives must also have a license to sell powder of any kind. It is no longer necessary, however, for persons desiring to purchase in grédients of explosives to have a license unless they desire to use such ingredients for the purpose of manu facturing explosives. in which event they must first have a license before they can purchase any of the Ingredi ents. be says most !