THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE"
VOL. XXIV, NO. 41
RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1919
$1.00 PER YEAR
NEW PRIMARY LAW
tfflfr Enactments.—Notes On
Boise, March 4.—Governor
Davis Monday signed the direct
primary bill as it came from the
legislature. He had threatened to
veto it and no doubt would have
done so had np| the legislature
agreed to certain changes. The
principal change.relates to filing
. The original
of oominfition pape
measure pYjovidea tMkt the certifi
cate of the county chairman as to
the candidate's politics was to be
attached. Governor Davis regard
ed that as too much power to be
placed in one man's hands qnd the
feature was eliminated. Under the
change members of the party may
The primary bill provides for a
state convention of each party but
the delegates are selected at a
county primary which brings out
an expressive vote.
All county and legislative, also
district, offices will be filed at the
county primary. There was a
feeling that the entire law should
be repealed, but it was felt that
where it was possible for the
people to know the candidates, as
in any county, it was better to
retain that portion of the act and
modify the state-wide feature.
Democrats in the legislature
joined with the Republicans in
passing the law.
Boise, Idaho.—-Idaho is again
under the convention system for
selection of party candidates for state
and coogressioDal offices.
Senate bill No. 68, by Nelson aod
Nash, revlsiog the direct primary
law to apply only to county and
judicial, and providing for a return
to the conventufh system for all other
offices, was passed bv tbe bouse of
representatives Feb. 25. It is spon
sored by Republican leaders and is
looked upon as an administration
Nomination of candidates for con
gressional and state offices is made
the duty of state conventions of the
rispective parties, delegates to be
selected at county primaries.
Candidates for district judgeships
and county offices are to be selected
at county primaries to be held tbe
first Tuesday in August of election
years, the original provision of the
hill as introduced for primaries in
July having been amended.
Nomination of state officials hy
petition of 3000 voters is one of the
important provisions of the bill.
House bill No. 116, by judiciary
committee repealing the "headless
ballot" law of tbe last session, and
providing for voting of "straight
tickets" if electors desire, a cornpan
ion measure to the primary revision
bill, was passed by tbe lower bouse.
The general appropriation bill for
tbe state educational institutions as
passed by the house Monday carried a
total of $2,017,586.
The law making it a misdemeanor
for state officers to spend more money
than is appropriated by the legisla
ture was repealed on the ground that
it was a dead letter. This removes
the ban on creating deficiencies
Deficiencies created by the Alexander
administration iD contravention of
tbe law amouuted to over $145,000,
which have to be paid by the present
Speeding of legislation featured the
past week, during which more than
100 bills were sent to tbe governor.
Tue outlook is that the session will
end Saturday night, or two days over
li e pay limit.
Educational circles will be largely
affected by two hills partly passed
last week. A bisher standard for
teachers aud a complete unification of
educational laws are aimed at In a
senate bill and a board of education
for each county is provided hy a house
One of tbe sharpest debates of the
session occurred in the house Thurs
day when the générai county division
enabling act, which was killed, was
under discussion. Speaker Kiger took
the floor to characterize county
division tights In the legislature as a
disgrace The contention that the
measure was aimed to provide division
in Kootenai and Twin Falls couutles
aided materially in defeating it.
Chirop-actors who practice in
Idaho are forbidden to prescribe
medicine, perform surgical operations
or practice obstetrics by an amend
ment attached in the senate to house
bill providing for the regulation of
Idaho State News Items.
Blaine, Bonneville, Lemhi and
Oneida counties all made their 1918
War Savings quotas.
Idaho fruit growers have every
reason to be optimistic from tbe
present outlook for tbe coming season,
according to Guy Graham, state
In 1918 Idahoans purchased War
Savings Stamps to tbe amount of
$5,861,664 73 in maturity values.
This is a per capita purchase, of
$14 50 for the state. Idaho's record
approximately equals the performance
of the couutry as a whole or is
perhaps a little ahead of the average
st a te
"While the appropriation bill for
the University of Idaho appears to
carry taxpayers' money.to the amount
of something over $1,000,000," said
Dr. E. A. Bryan, commissioner of
education, Saturday evening, "It
must be borne in mind that the real
appropriation is for but slightly more
than half of that, for about half of
the expenditure is provided for from
direct appropriations from the United
States treasury, from interest from
the federal land grants, or from
direct earnings of the institution
Northern Idaho will be looked to
for the production of clean potato
seed to supply tbe southern Idaho
demand in the future, according to
E. R. Bennett, state field horticul
turist, who says that the production
of potatoes for market in southern
Idaho where much heavier yields are
produced than in the northern end of
tbe state, has entirely eliminated any
effort on the part of farmers here to
produce disease-clean potatoes and
that as a consequence the number of
southern Idaho produced potatoes
which have less than 5 per cent
diseased tubers among them and can
thus be judged as satisfactory for
seed, falls far below the demands of
the section for clean seed.
State land remaining of the 52 sec
tions set aside by the federal govern
ment as capitol building lands will
be appraised and offered for sale as
rapidly as the land board's appropria
tion can afford to have it done,
according to a resolution unanimous
ly adopted by the board at a meeting
Saturday morning, About 14,400
acres of this land is still undisposed
of, including 3700 acres of timbered
land in Benewah, Kootenai and
Shoshone counties. The remainder
of the land lies largely in southern
Idaho. The funds that accrue from
the sale of the land will be turned
into the building fund for the pro
posed new construction on the state
Don't emphasize your conversation
with "cuss" words. The/may con
vince you, but they are pretty sure
out to couvioee others.—Ex.
MORE MONEY NEEDED
Large Increase Asked to Run
Carrying a total of $1,510,660, tbe
administration bill for payment dur
ing the biennium of salaries of all
state officers, boards and commissions,
was Introduced in the house of
representatives Saturday morning
under suspension of rules.
The senate provision of $5000 for
,, _ ., _ ★
enlisted men of the Third Idaho ,
state militia organized during 1919, I
Compared with appropriations two
years ago the total asked for the
present biennium is an Increase of
the adjutant general Is for the
purpose of paying the officers aod
on a basis of 50 cents per man per
drill and $1 per drill for commissioned |
Robt. Crenshaw In France.
Mr. and Mrs. John Crenshaw,
formerly of Rathdrum, now of
Spangle, Wash., have one son, Robt.,
a private in the A. E. F. Their
older son, Jesse, served as chemist in
the gas defense at New York, but
has been discharged and returned
with his wife to Dee, Oregon.
Robert O. Creqshaw was in the
364th infantry in - tbe 91st division
and went to France last July. Since
the armistice was signed and he was
released Irom the hospital, he joioed
the 208 military police company.
Writing from Dijon to bis sister,
Miss Nell CreDsbaw of Spangle, he
Am in charge bere of a bunch of
prisoners. Just have to keep track of
how many come iu and that tber get
their grub and don't get out. I have
a desk of my own during my shift
from 5 to 12 p. m. just at present.
I have had six different beats since 1
have been on duty in Dijon and this
is tbe best yet. There are a hunch of
"Frog" police in the same room.
They sure are a queer hunch. Wish I
could talk their lingo, hut don't try
very hard to learn.
Guess I atu out of luck lor a trip to
Germany or home, either, for some
time yet. Don't care so mocb to go
to Germany as I do to go home. I
get pretty lonesome at times, when
I'm uot asleep but will have to stand
it I guess. Am looking for mail any
day now and also some pay soon. Got
some casualty pay for November and
We expect to have new barracks for
our company soon, that will have
floors and be more comfortable than
the ones we occupy at present.
I guess I am the only fellow in the
outfit from west of the Rockies. The
rest are from New York and the
South. 1 like the southern boys much
better than those from New York,
but they are a pretty good bunch at
I only weigh 180 pound now. How
is dad this winter? Hope ho is
feeling better than in the full. He
should not worry about me, as 1 can
lake care of myself most any place
aud am living much better now ihan
anytime since I left the good old U.S.
A. You should see our outfit here.
They are about the ' hoan'sickest"
lot of toys and I am as bad as any.
Do you often get aoy sleigh rides or
skating? There is no such thing here.
The climate is more like that in the
Willamette valley, aod you know how
well I liked it there. So I am thank
ful for an inside job, altho the last
few days have been nice.
Dijon is quite a place—is called the
second Paris. The streets here are
all brick and very narrow. Most of
the houses or buildings are of stone
and have been built for centuries.
There are some grand old churches
with uueer decorations. The streets
are so Darrow aod winding that It- is
quite a job fludiug your way about
before you get acquainted. I got lost
the first day aod nearly lost my
dioner. There were two of us and
the other two had to stay on the post
till we came back to relieve them, as
it was rather an important place, also
a busy day.
* SQUARE DEAL FOR EVERY *
INCOME TAX PAYER *
★ Washington, D. C. — "The *
★ rights of all persons now filing *
★ Income Tax returns are amply *
★ protected by provisions for *
★ abatements, refunds and ap- ★
★ peals," says Commissioner Dan- *
★ lei C. Roper.
★ "Every person can be sure of ★
★ a square deal. No person Is ex- *
* peeled to pay more than his *
★ share of tax. His share is de- ★
★ termlneil solely by the amount *
★ sml nature of hla net Income for *
, * wig, as defined in the law.
Ahnteinept petitions are dealt *
i ★ with open-mlndedly.
★ will be made in every case where *
★ too much tax Is erroneously col- ★
I ★ lected. *
"The Income Tax is 'on the ★
* level' all the way through.
FROM OVER TBE COUNTY
Mrs. S. M. Chase has been elected
chairman of the local Red Cross.
The gates of the third channel dem
have been raised to let flood waters
escape when ibe snow melts io the
Miss Mervil Volkel was married in
Spokane Feb. 21, to H. W. Ballard,
an expert machinist of that city.
Harry Pettit, who left home, wrote
to his parents from Lewiston, inform
ing them of his desire to return home.
His father phoned-fcim a ticket.
On aeeouol of the deep soow the
ladies' aid society postponed the New
England suppsr tu March 6.
Mrs. M. J. Sanders of Mcdituont
took tbe body of her 19-year-old soo,
Earl Baxter, to New York state for
Aaron Masters is home from the
army. He claims he enjoyed the
Miss Anna Sala is returning- to
Harrison from Rome, Italy, where
she visited her sister.
Robt. Lafferty, soldier in the A. E.
F , writing humorously of his
experiences, says bis outfit luleuded
making auother trip into the front
line fighting, hut wheu they "did
finally get arouud to it some
meddling persons had went to work
and stopped about the best war that
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hr eekeoridge
entertained tbe teachers of the Spirit
Lake school at their home.
Tbe Eastern Star held aca rd party.
Miss Grace Cook of Coeur d'Alene
and Miss Katherinu Chauil ard of
Rathdrum visited at the l urne of
Mrs. II. F. Dyer.
The pie social at the Presbytcrlau
church was a success.
John Brooks and family ha,ve re
turued from Seattle to reside again
io Spirit Lake.
The boys of the Sunday scho ol were
entertained bv Dev. and Mrs- W. C.
Faucette at their home.
Three boys, who confessed! Ur rc to
lling stores, were committed 10 t he
reform school hy Probate Judge 1 I.
G. Whitney upon recouiiuedatiori
County Attorney Reed. They ai i
Joseph McKinnon, Walter Okerst run '
and Frank Plumb. Much of
goods from three stores was reçu' ered.
Joe Petersou's annual dog ra je 00
Sherman street Saturday was w qo by
Harry Wilsun's entry. »
Rathdrum Gets Five Evening
The Ellison-White company opened
their flve-evenlng Chautauqua festival
at tbe Fraternal ball In Rathdrum
Wednesday night. Poluhni & Co.
gave the opening entertainment,
with magic, illusion aud story telling.
Special scenery was provided,
Thursday, tbe second night, tbe
patrons, of tbe festival heard tbe
inspirational lecture "The Advantage
of a Handicap," by Dr. Elliott A.
Boyl, who exploded again tbe theory
sometimes beard that only the new is
good, aud sought to prove that old
truths are fuodarucnlal and will pre
Friday's program consists of a
concert prelude by Mary Adel Hays,
American sopraoo, aod Julia Eliza
beth Pratt, accompanist, followed hy
the costume lecture "Under the Rule
of the Ottoman Turks" by Miss
Sumayeh Attiysh of Syria.
Saturday evening Sergeant Arthur
Gibbons, of the Third Canadian io*
fantry gives his famous war lecture
"Back from German Prispn Caiups "
He tells or bis experience at the
front, his capture and his recei t
The closing entertainment conus
next Monday evening and consists of
the concert by tbe Liberty Belles
orchestra, of five young women.
They play and sing patriotic, popular
aud cla-sical selections.
Wallace II. S. defeated Coeur d'
Alene H. S. In the basket ball game
last Friday night 31 to 26.
Deputy Internal Revenue Collector
W. A. Cole, and bi> assistant, spent
last Friday and Saturday ip Coeur
d'Alene assisting income tag payers
of the couoty who called on them to
secure farms aDd information. They
thco went to SaDdpuloti
The board of couoty commissioners,
in session last week adopted a resolu
tion asking that a share of the
unused powder in the bauds of the
government be turoed over to this
county to assist in clearing land fur
Commander Chas. A. Duno, U. S.
N., is tbe guest of his parents, Judge
and Mrs. R. N. Dunn.
M. A. Ktger has telegraphed the
Press from Boise, iusistiug that he is
still opposed to couoty division. It
had been reported he favored ao
It is estimated the north aod
south highway proposed on the east
or west side of the lake will cost
A teachers' examination March 22,
is annouuccd by County Sup't R. C.
w. s. s.
lMrcbäsers of 1919 VVar Saving*
Stamps should uot place them 0«
1918 folders—technically known as
War Savings Certificates—is tbe
warning of Samuel Hubbard, director
oif War Savings for the- twelfth
If the 1918
federal reserve district,
certificate has blank spaces just put
tbe certificate away without tilling it
with 19L9 stamps.
The sarnie thrift stamps and thrift
cards are used this y%ar aod when the
thrift cajd holding 16 stamps Is
filled it will be exchanged for the
1919 war savings stamp on payment
additional cents which
represent the difference between tbe
price of the war savings stamp aod
$4, tbe value of the 16 thrift stamps.
Where there is any doubt Director
Hubbard advises questioning the
local secretary of the war saviogs
he of tbe
U-socicty or the postmaster.
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