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Says Probe Committee.—Legis
lative News.
The special invest Nation committee
of the Idaho legislature, appointed to
probe alleged misuse of militia funds,
filed its report Monday, recommend
ing the trial of former state officials
for the Illegal and criminal use of
state funds, and mentioning in
connection therewith Moses Alex
ander, former governor, and
Representative C. S. Moody, former
adjutant general. The committee
alleges that Alexander and Moody
took advantage of war conditions to
waste state funds under the excuse of
"war necessity." The report charges
that Moody traveled in all "81,927
miles in performance of his duties."
An appropriation bill carrying a
total of $2,143.000 for the state
department of education and state
institutions was introduced Monday
by the appropriations committee.
On Feb. 20, refusal of the bouse of
representatives to pass an amend
ment to the constitution to lengthen
the term of office of its members jto
four years, efforts made to block a
general county division enabling act
to remove from the legislature the
problem of creating additional new
counties, the recommendation by the
senate that there be created in Idaho
a state constabulary and the intro
duction of a bill to create a state
commission to legalize boxing were
the outstanding moves in the legisla
Bills passed by the legislature
since Feb. 20 include:
S J. M. 5,—Urging congress^ to
pass a measure by •Representative
Burton L. French, granting to men
who saw service in the great war and
on the Mexican Border the privilege
of crediting the time of their service
toward residence requirements in
making homestead proofs.
S. C. R. 4,—Approving Governor
Davis' proposal to create a cabinet
composed of heads of departments
appointed by him, and of state
elective officers.
II. J. R. 6,—Providing for submit
ting to popular vote at the 1920
elections a constitutional amendment
Increasing the state supreme court
from three members to live.
H. B. 59,—Forbidding the use of
a foreign language in the public
schools of the state except In actual
lauguage instruction.
H. B. 76—Providing penalties for
damage done to highways through
livestock and other agencies.
House land settlement bill carrying
an appropriation of $100.000, for
benefit of returned soldiers.
The senate rejected Adjutant Gen
eral Moody's bienniel report as
Incomplete and inaccurate. It cost
$1391.58 to get out the report.
One of the road bills passed and
sent to the governor makes it optional
with county commissioners to levy 25
cents for every $100 of valuation for
highway purposes.
Chirgihg that the wheat price
fixed by the law of supply and
demand would be higher this year
than the government guarantee and
that this condition would have been
true a year ago and would be for the
next two years, Representative Hull
na Saturday claimed the federal ad
ministaation was making political
capital out of its efforts to establish a
fund of $1,000,000,000 to protect the
wheat price. Hall is a grain man
and farmer and said he would take
his chance on a big price for the
commodity without the assistance of
»be government. He claimed the
type of publicity being given placed
the administration in the role of
protector of the farmer was a bid for
Feb. 25, the house passed senate
bill 08, By Nash and Nelson, By a
vote of 42 t,o 17. changiug the
primary election system, so that
county candidates will Be nominated
at direct primaries, and state candi
dates by state conventions of dele
gates selected at county conventions.
The democrats voted against tte
measure. All the republicans voted
for it except Bennett of Gooding.
Idaho State News Items.
Friends in Boise have learned that
Lieut.. Ainslie Nugent, son of Senator
and Mrs. John F. Nugent, who was
Brigaded with the British in Flanders,
was badly gassed and is still in a
precarious condition. He returned
to this country some months ago and
since then has been under the care of
a John Hopkins hospital specialist.
His eyes and stomach suffered
especially from the effects of the gas.
According to information which
has just Been received in Boise, the
91st division, composed in part of
Idaho troops, will embark on its
return voyage to the Uoited States
not later than March 1. Trained at
Camp Lewis, the 91st sailed for
France in June, 1918; was in reserve
throughout the St. Mihiel salient
action, and performed exceptionally
valiant service iu the Argoooe forest.
A strike of 80 men at Hum bird
camp No. 10, near Priest River, was
averted when Sheriff Spoor and depu •
ties appeared on the sceoe, arrested
J. B. Bryan, an active 1. W. W.
organiz-.r, and gave the men in the
camp to understand that they would
be protected in the.r rights if they
declined to become I. W. W. mem
Buman, Russell and Comer Hudlow,
brothers, were arrested last week by
Deputy Game Warden James Mc
Bride for fishing for whitetish in
Bottle bay, Fend d'Oreille lake, with
out paying the state's license of $10
for commercial H-hing. The meu
claimed the right to fish under ex
Governor Alexander's proclamation
allowing fishermen to sein and fish
the waters of the state without pay
ment of the commercial license. The
proclamation was made as a war
measure and a receDt decision of the
attorney geueral's office held that the
proclamation was without effect now
that the war is over.
Income Taxes Due March 15.
Washington, D. C.—Work on the
collection of $6.000,000,000 has been
begun by the bureau of
revenue. This is the estimated yield
of the new reveoue bill. The income
tax provisions of the act reach the
pocket-book of every single person in
the United States whose net income
for 1918 was $1,000, or more, and of
every married person whose net
income was $2,000 or more. Persons
whose net income equalled or ex
ceeded these amounts, according to
their marital status, must file a
return of income with the collector
of internal revenue for the district in
which they live on or before March
Heavy penalties are prescribed for
fraudulent return, failure to make
return promptly and failure to pay
tax on time.
In addition to the $1,000 and
$2,000 personal exemptions, taxpayers
are allowed an 'exemption of $200 for
each person dependent upon them for
chief support if such person is under
eighteen years of age aod incapable
of self-support. Under the 1917 act
this exemption was allowed oDly for
each dependent "child". The bead
of a family—ohe who supports one or
more persons closely connected with
him by blood relationship, relation
ship by marriage, or adoptioo—is
entitled to all exemptions allowed a
married person.
The normal rate of tax under the
new act is 6 per cent of the first
$4,000 of net iucorne above the
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North Idaho Congressman Is
Keeping Busy.
Washington, D. C —Congressman
French of Idaho has filed a minority
report from the committee on war
claims in the house against a bill
ordered to be favorably reported
by the majority members of
the committee appropriating more
than sixty-eight millions of dollars
from the treasury to pay to the
southern slates as a refund of the
cotton taxes collected during the
civil war period.
Mr. French, in his report, denies
that the tax was uucoostitutional
and asserts that it was part of a
system of taxation that was reason
ably fair to the whole country; that
while cotton was taxed, so was
petroleum, hides, and cattle, salt,
and mineral water, and a multitude
of articles produced in the north. He
urges that there can be no reason for
the federal government refunding
this vast amount of money to the
states of the south, from either the
standpoint of law, or from the stand
point of injustice in the operation of
the tax.
or '
Congressman BurtoQ L. French has
obtained favorable action
lower bouse of congress on two bills
correcting injustice done homestead
ers on the Nez Perce Indian reserva
Clarence ITazelbaker was granted
80 acres of land in lieu of 80 acres
that he was permitted to acquire as
a homestead, spend hundreds
thousands of dollars upon in making
improvements and receive patent
only to discover later that the land
had been patented to an Indian years
Oliver P. Pring, of Lewiston, was
granted 160 acres of land in lieu of a
similar error of the interior depart
ment, in that the department had
previously patented laud to an
Indian under allotment.
Major Herbert C. Fooks, formerly
commandant at the University of
Idaho, and who in November was
reported as having been killed in
battle, has reached Walter Reed hos
pital, Washington, D. C , and called
Congressman French, informing him
that the report of his death was
much exaggerated.
When Mr. French saw Major Fooks
a little later, he discovered that he
is very much alive and while he was
badly wounded, he is now well on the
road to recovery and is in excellent
health. IIis injuries consisted of a
bullet wound qu the back of the
band and several days latir a bullet
wound on the lower jaw.
Among the other Idaho boys who
are convalescent^ at the Walter Reed
hospital are Cameron McEtcbren of
Coeur d'Alene, Frivate McMurty of
Idaho Falls and Dewey Huggard of
Joe Travis has beeu discharged
from the army.
Mrs. Martha Bennett was called to
Rathdrum recently by the illuessof
her sister, Mrs. Satchwell.
Ben Lindberg
returned from
Seattle, having received an honorable
discharge from the navy.
M. C. Staples of East Greenacres
intends moving to southern Idaho.
County Commissioner McCrea says
that we are due for some big taxes if
the legislature passes a law for two
mills state road tax and two and a
half nulls special county road tax.
Francis M. Cox died Feb.
the age of 79. He leaves his widow
and several children. The family
came to Post Falls 18 years ago.
The Post Falls high school basket
ball team played at Coeur d'Alene
last Friday evening.
W. E. Morris, who has been rent
ing the Amos B'oster place, has
purchased the M. C. Staples 5-acre
tract, and the Pauline Staples tract.
East Greenacres^ aod will make it
' his home.
George Carlisle, field deputy assess- j
or was assessing the Harrison mills
last week.
Wtu. Reynolds, an employe on the
steamer Harrison was held up one
night and robbed of 50 cents by
a man who stepped from behind a
box car with a revolver.
The commercial club met Monday
to ascertain amount of road funds
available for this district and to lay
plans for work on the state highway.
Ensign Kirk l'rindle, recently of
the naval aviation service, is at home
and will remain on the Prindle ranch
during the summer.
Mrs. E. W. Marshall, who has I
beeu very ill two months with heart I
Grading Required for Shipment
Out of State.
H. B.
104, by committee on
warehouse, grains, grading and
dealing, became a law Feb. 20. It
provides as follows for sale of
graded and ungraded products:
Whenever any standard for the
grade or other classification of any
farm product becomes effective
under this article, no person there
of shall pack for sale, offer to sell
or sell within this state any such
farm product to which such stand
ard is applicable unless it conforms
to the standard, subject to such
reasonable variations therefrom as
may be allowed in the rules and
regulations made under this article:
Provided, that any farm product
may be packed for sale, offered for
sale or sold without conformity to
the standard or grade of other
applicable thereto
when such product will be con
sumed or used for manufacturing
purposes wholly within this stab,
if it is not specifically described as
state graded or packed undpr state
standard, in accordance with such
regulations as the director may
Miles Cannon, state director of
fat m markets, explains (hat
"inspections, grades, rules and
regulations will be in accordance
with rules of grading throughout
the United States, the purpose be
ing to put the Idaho farm products
upon a commercial basis.
trouble, has gone to Neillsville, Wie.
S:ie Is a sister of Mrs. C. It. Klopf.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Car
men gave their first annual dance
last Friday night.
Local No. 97 of the 4L's met at
Assembly Hall and discussed the
matter uf alien membership. The
feeling was strung that the Pan
handle Lumber employes be one
hundred per cent American. It was
carried unanimously. All aliens
were given 30 days in which to get
their papers.
Regnoll C. Scott, private in the U.
S. army of occupation, has been
awarded the distinguished service
cross for acts of extraordinary hero
ism. He is a brother of G. It. Scott,
editor of the Press, and was pub
lisher of the lone Record before be
was drafted iuto military service. He
was wounded in the Argonue battle.
Win. Chilstrom is suffering with <1
fractured collar bone, severe shock
and other injuries, as the result of
) falling a distance of thirty feet
j through a plate of corrugated Iron
roofing on the rear porch of the
Graham post office building, from
w hicb he was shoveling snow,
Earl L Cook, lieutenant in the U.
S. army, has been assigned to the
University of Otegon as professor of
military scieuce. He has been serv
ing at the U. of I.
Coeur d'Alene high school defeated
Post Falls last Friday night on the
high school gymnasium floor. The
final score was 67 to 17. The
"Pickles" team defeated the Post
Kails second contingent by a score of
30 to 16.
I prance,
I Captain F. A. Jeter is home from

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