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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXIV, NO. as 11ATHDHUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 1911» $1.00 PER YEAR IN EFFECT MARCH 31 Idaho Adopts New Plan Ot Covermnent. RoNe. Idaho —Idaho has the dis iioc ion of belog the (lrst. western state, and one of the few states in the Union to abandon an antiquated form of government, substituting in Its place what is virtually a com mission form The legislature had duly authorized a radical departure from the old system and replaced it. with a cabinet government, the center of which is the governor, on the shoulders of whom rests ihe respoci'ibili.y of making li a success Governor Davis advocated the change. It is his belief that at least the way ba> been paved to place Idaho on a substantial business.basis While the legislature has been giv ing its attention to the new govern ment. plan the people have not been asleep. They all admit the old system of state management was bad enough and most any proposed change ought to be an improvement. When it was seen that strong objection was being made in the house to some of the provisions of the new law. a compromise was effected by which a series of amend ments were Introduced to eliminate some official commissions and boards from the consolidation scheme. These are the public utilities com mission, the industrial accident board, the state flsh and game depart ment and the state mine inspector. With regard to the public utilities commission it was feared by^Nbose objecting that as it is a tribunal of three members, it would be daogerous to reduce it to one. A similar argu ment applied to the industrial accident board composed of three . members. The state mine inspector's office is created by the constitution and it was considered unwise to delegate the inspector's powers. The sportsmen were willing to permit jurisdiction in the state government of the flsh and game department, hut they were agaiûst too much inter ference, holding the department to be different than other state offices, in that it was supported exclusivey by tbc sportsmeu and not by the people as a whole. To make clean the change that will he brought about in the state govern ment on March 31 when the new commission or cabinet form goes into pending effect, the present systems are sbowu as follows: and Present Executive department, elective: Governor, lieutenant governor, secre tary of state, auditor, treasurer, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, inspector of mines. Boards, appointive: Board of par dons, prison commissioners, land commissioners, trustees soldiers' home, equalization, canvassers, examiners, depository, library com mission, capitol buildings and grounds, health, medical examiners, osteopathy, dental examiners, tometry. pharmacy, registration and giaduate nurses, live stock, sanitary, veterinary medical examiners, horti cultural inspection, public utilities commission, state highway commis sion, historical society, board of control of Heybura park, lumber in spectors, board of education. Future Department of agriculture, com posed of director and assistant; director of animal industry, director of plant industry, director of fairs. Department of commerce, and in dustry: Commissioner, assistant com missioner, director of hanking, director of insurance. Department of finance: Commis sioner of finance. Department of immigration, labor and statistics: Commissioner of im migration, labor aud statistics. Department of law enforcement: op~ Commissioner of law enforcement. Department of pu til i c investment: Commissioner of public investment. Department of public welfare: Commissioner of public welfare, public health adviser. Department of public works: Com missioner of public works, director of highways. Department of reclamation, direc tor of water resources. Public utilities commission. InclTTstrial accident board. State flsh and game depirtment. Elective state officials. Idaho State News Items. Forestry statistics show that Idaho has 130 billion feet of standing tim ber on a total area of 20 million acres. The Success mine at Wallace, fol lowing the Hercules and Tamarack mines, closed down last Sunday for an indefinite period owing to the unfavorable condition of the metal market Former Governor Alexander's proc lamation of February 15, 1918, which authorizes seining for flsh in the larger streams of the state and in Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Payette, Salmon and Potlatch lakes is no longer operative, according to an opinion handed down from the office of Attorney General Roy L, Black. A Boise resident brought to The Statesman office Tuesday an egg, laid that day by a Buff Orpington pullet, which measured 6 g inches in circumference one way and inches the other way, and when placed on the scales it weighed exact ly a quarter of a pound. He now regrets that he did not possess a score or more of such layers during th : period when the price of eggs was sky-high. He would bave offered the eggs wholesale at 70 cents a pound. * I In the District Court. In the district court at Coeur d'Alene the jury in the case of C. A. Reedy, «barged with the murder of W. A. Rutherford last November, brought in a verdict of not guilty at 9:25 Monday night, after having been out four hours aud 25 minutes. The evidence against Reedy was circum stantial. Testimony showed that Rutherford, Reedy and I). McGarry had been drinking at the summit on the Fourth of July canyon road wheie they had taken repairs for a booze car that had broken down; that Ruther ford missed the shotgun from his buggy and accused Reedy and McGarry of stealing it, following this up by threatening to kill them botli with his rille. Both ran, but Ruth erford shot and wounded McGarry in the head, whereupon Reedy, accord ing to his own testimony, stopped and was held at the point of Ruther ford's rifle for hours, Rutherford then going up the road out of sight and coming hack in a little while, hurt and staggering aud falling iulo Reedy's arms where he died. Reedy took the rifle and went into the wood and hid hut dually decided to give himself up. The state tried to show that Reedy fought with Rutherford aud inflicted the injuries which it isjilleged caused the latter's death, hut uo direct evidence could he produced on this point. Reedy was arraigned the next day on the charge of having Intoxicating liquor in bis possession, to which he pleaded guilty. William Bush,arrested with Reedy, on a charge of violating the liquor law, did not appear and his bonds in the sum of $250 were declared forfeited. The charge of murder against I). McGarry in the Rutherford case was dropped. The next case called Tue day was that of Osburne Griffith, age 19, on a statutory charge involving a 13 year old girl at Spirit Lake. START HIM RIGHT :$*'■** ***** ■ r> •/ , V V ■v Sf% iii » .Ait, i fi it, iT :ow (jjfq -f.-f~. m Hi IHI Hr i! !■ W 111 w A. it Et t ' •>i I s. . € 15 «g-. m ,y _ Zh TO POISON GO-DOWNS State Buys Strychnine For a Spring Campaign. An order for $ 24,-000 worth of strychnine and saccharine placed Tuesday with the federal government by W. E. Crouch, who is in charge of the rodent control work in Idaho. This poison is for use in nine counties, and the order calls for I was more than 14,000 ounces of strych nine and an amount of saccharine proportionate to the amount of strychnine as called for in the formula for ground poisoning in in in squirrels, says the Statesman. Counties in which the poison will be used during the coming season are Oneida, Kootenai, Madison, a Camas, Power, Elmore. Mr. Crouch says he is sure ot being called upon by other coun ties to purchase $ 12,000 worth additional, and expects to have enough orders for $ 25,000 worth of poison besides tbe$ 24 ,ooo qrdered, before the season is far advanced. Bonneville, Bannock, Bingham and FROM OYER THE COUNTY POST FALLS County Assessor Smith on his re turn from the assessor's conference at Börse reports: Milch cows, same as last year, $40 to $4o. Common cattle, $30. Yearlings. $15. Grade hulls and beef cattle, $50. Pure lireds at discretion of the assessor. Horses, lower than last year, grade $75 up. Common, $30 to $75. Hogs, same as last year, 0 cents per pound. Nothing under 40 pounds assessed. Lumber and standing timber at discretion of assessor.—Post Falls Advance. Lieutenant Alexander writes his parents that Ire has arrived safely from France. Schick The Church of God is having a ten day revival. The Royal Neighbors entertained the Woodmen at Nogle's hall. Harry Sanders has bought the Mellick -Young sawmill south of the river. The ladies <»f the church served a six Tuesday. The deal to repiove the Automatic threshing 111 ichlpe factory to Ritz ville has fallen through. Emmet Justice, whu served with Battery F, (15th heavy artillery the buttle front in France, is coming home. Waldo Berry, 22, and Rusalit Rehy. 20, were married in Spokane Feb. 5 . The tl ist basket hall game of the season was played on the home floor Friday night with St. Maries. The score was 30 to 22 in favor of Post Falls. community o'clock dinner Oil SPIRIT LAKE Archie L. Foster of Blanchard is proving up on his homestead. Fifty men were returned to work in the car department of the C. M. & St. P. Ry., making a total of 65 meu in that department. School reopened last week with 91 per cent normal attendance. Miss Frances Needham of Cedar Creek and Miss Annabelle Ford of Belmont have resumed their studies in the Spirit Lake school. Mrs. Otis Michaels and Mrs. J. II Sherwood received word of the death of their brother, II. G. McCall, in the military service at Washington, I). C. Frank Olin weut to Coulee City, Wash., to see his father, who is ill. Corporal Chas. Olin, 18th Co., 5tli Reg., U. S. marines, writes to relatives that he is with the Ameri can army of occupation on the Rhine, lie says he was in many tights and was only wounded slightly in the band by a shrapuel which killed a man on each side of him. lie was about 300 yards from the German lines when the armistice was an nuuneed. < ! i Thursday of last week, employ« d HARRISON A movement is on to organize a "victory chorus'' of adult and high school singers. A telephone line to cost $1300 is proposed from Harrison to a point 10 miles south. Twenty-six subscribers have been secured. The two Harrison churches cele brated the prohibition victory. Harrison high school made a basket hall tour including Latah and Tekoa, Wash., and Plummer, Idaho. IIa r - rison lost to Latah and Tekoa. (CONTINUE!) ON l'AOK TWO) RAISE BONDING LIMIT Appropriation Bills Begin To Appear At Boise. Boise, Idaho.—Thousands of dollars' worth of municipal im provements in Idaho, which have been held up by the limit of 6 per cent of assessed valuation as a basis for municipal bonded indebt edness, will be released fpr con tracts this year if municipal auth orities take advantage of senate bill No. io, by Seaver, which passed the lower house last Friday and will become a law as soon as it is signed by the governor. The bill allows municipalities to issue coupon bonds up to 12 per cent of assessed valuation. Many cities have been unable to continm improvements because of having reached the 6 per cent limi|. Election of members of the legislature for two instead of four years, and raising of salaries front $5 to $io per day, or $300 to $6od per session, is proposed in two resolutions introduced in the houstj Friday providing for submission of the questions by constitutional amendment to popular vote. No change is made in the 10 cent mileage allowance, or in the 20 day limit for special sessions. The judiciary committee is; sponsor for both measures, résolu lions Nos. 8 and 9. Backed by three of the most powerful committees in the lower body, a bill was introduced in thC house of representatives Feb. 7I authorizing a state bond issue of $900,000 to complete the state capitol building by addition of an cast and a west wing, and to erect in connection a memorial tp Idaho's son's and daughters tvho served in the great war. The hill tu consolidate the Albion normal school with the Idaho techni cal institute at Pucatellu was killed io the house Feb. 10 . ► Bills which passed the legislature Feb. 8 , included the following: II. J. It. No. 5, by Adamson—Au thorizing the appointment of a joint legislative committee ' to arrange memorial exercises for February 9 in honor of the late Theodore Roosevelt. S. 11. No. 4, by Robertson (as amended)—making felonious the display of the red flag or any other emblem indicative of disloyalty or a belief iu anarchy. S. B. No. 10 , by Seaver—Authoriz ing villages, towns and cities to issue bonds up to 12 per cent of valuation instead of B. New hills introduced last Friday iucluded the following. S. B. No. 92, by Lee—Reducing tt)e maximum legal interest which he charged iu Idaho from 12 to 10 per cent, authorizing agreements < providing for compound luterest aud ! redefloing the penalty attached to i usury. Referred to committee cn code and law revision. II. B. No. 146, bv Sutcliffe and Drake—Prohibiting sale, giving awdy or possession in Idaho of pateul medi cines, compounds or mixtures capable of iulernal use which have in excess of 2 per cent of alcohol. II. B. No. 144, by Robertsou—To provide for registering and transfert - iug of dogs; authorizing cities to make certain ordinances with reference to dogs, providing for pfe veutiou and eradication of hydropho bia among dogs; providing for the quarantine or destruction of dogs afflicted with hydrophobia; providing for responsibility of owners, and fbr regulation and destruction of sheep • killing dogs; providing foraunual dpg (CONTINUED ON TAUE TWO.) may - I it n"