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THE RATHDRUM \ $1.00 PER YEAR RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MARCH 14. 1910 VOL. XXIV, NO. 42 a orials of the $1000 H. the fruit ing to the LAW MAKERS FINISH i« t Legislature Voted Nine Millions i For Biennium. Boise, Idaho.—The Idaho legis |$ lature adjourned sine die at 5:30 ■ Saturday night, two days after its H sixtieth day and following a rush B to get through important pending f legislation. The grand total of appropria tions, including bond issues and tax levies, approved by the legis lature in the final day of the session is close to $ 9 , 000 , 000 . The joint conference committee of the two houses at the closing hours agreed on the items in the big ? appropriation bills. Practically all j' of these stricken by the senate through amendment were reinstat ed, including the $5000 for the Lewiston live stock show and the Boise state fair. been of ! The $ 40,000 for the adjutant general's department was refused, and $3800 was appropriated for the bureau of child welfare. Shoshone Falls park bill, carrying $ 10 , 000 , was also sent to the gov ernor. Among the big appropria tions by the two houses as the result of the conference were the following: Four million dollars in treasury certificates to operate the govern ment. The ad valorem tax measure to date Th* and is raise $ 2 , 000 , 000 . One million eight hundred thousand dollars in treasury notes to secure a loan for the impro/e ment of highways. Segregated, these appropriations provide $ 591,500 for the purchase of grounds for normal, the Pocatello institute, tuberculosis hospitals, etc.; $2, 201,586 for education institutions, $ 145,848 to meet deficiency claims, $ 797 ,oi 5 for other state institutions and $ 900,000 for the completion of the state capitol building. $ 1 , 492,035 for state departments, $265,715 for overdue claims against the state and $ 390,174 for other the Lewiston ■ purposes. Senate bill No. 131, codifying the school laws of the state, was passed by the house of representa tives Friday evening. It repeals inconsistencies which have been accumulating since 1893 in school laws of the state. These inconsistencies, causeçi by amend ments to the original school codes of that date, consisted in one instance of 16 different methods of giving notices of school elections. Governor Davis vetoed three bills March 11. One proposed to exclude school teachers from insurance under the workmen's compensation act; another sought to put the expense of patients taken ill with contagious diseases on their own counties, and the third provided that counties and cities should provide for medical hospital and surgical attendance for employes for sickness contracted dur ing employment. On the last day Die legislature passed many bills. These include H. B. 213, by Kent, repealing the bounty on bear, and increasing the wolf bounty from $10 to $20 and placing the bounty on cougar at $50. II. B. 144, by Robertson—Provid ing for the licensing and registering «if dogs and definitely prescribing the responsibility of dog owners. II. J. M. No. 15, hy Keut—Asking congress to authorize the distribution of T. N. T. for the purpose of eradi cating stumps to those counties in which logged-off land is situated. H. B. 46, by Canfield and othurs— the Creating a commission to deckle upon a uniform design for soldiers' mem orials ami providing an appropriation of $50.000 from wbi;b each county in the state will be enabled to obtain $1000 for the construction of its individual memorial. H. B. 272, by Morgan—«-Prohibiting the false marking or remarking of fruit boxes or packages and authoriz ing the commissioner of agriculture to prescribe regulations governing the packing of apples. / Idaho State News Items. On account of 40 new cases of in fluenza, Moscow put the ban 00 public gatherings a part of last week. The power plant of the Federal Mining and Smelting company near upper Burke was burned Sunday, entailing a loss estimated at $ 20 , 000 . Richard Thomas of Kellogg his been appointed deputy game warden of Kootenab Benewab and Shoshone counties. appo | n terl by President Wilson to labor department. to H. F. Samuels, democratic cand - date for governor last fall, has been visit Europe in the interest of lh< Unusually heavy snows lie on the ground in the Boise basin country and it is said to be more solidly packed than for a number of years. From three and one half to four feet is reported at Idaho City. More than 5000 trees have been asked for by Idaho property owners in answer to the offer of the school of forestry at Moscow. Idaho, to furnish shade and ornamental trees to any one iu Idaho who will plant them. of , Suldiers. saiiors and marines, dis united States charged from the Service prior to the receipt of ttoanee circular No. 33, issued by the war department February 26 and received recently hy Adjutant General Wilson, are entitled to $60 pay by making Men discharged application for it. after the receipt of the order will the $60 bonus when their receive final discharge statement« are made. on Festivals Brew Crowds. The Ellison-White Chautauqua festivals in Rathdrum,March 5 to 10, superintended by Miss Bristol, attended by crowds which grew in size each evening. Extra seats bad to tie provided Saturday and Monday. On Saturday evening Sergeant Arthur Gibbons gave his lecture, "Back from German Prison Camps", being a uarrative of his harrowing experiences as a soldier of the flrst Canadian contingent and a prisoner of war. He described the battles ai Ypres and Neuve Chapelle, told how he was wouoded, picked up after four days' suffering ou tortured bv brutal Hun surgeons,who I endeavored to cripple him for life,and incarcerated at Geissen for seven months, until by feigning insanity In was exchanged aod returoed to Canada where skilled surgeons sue ceeded in undoing the work of tbe of for H. the in were the battle Held. Hun and restored to him the ability He told much of German under his to walk, atrocities which came personal observation. Preceding the lecture, music was supplied by local talent. The Misses Herring favored the audience with a piaDO duet aud Miss Mav Berry, teacher in the grade school, sang two popular selections and led the audi ence in two patriotic soogs, Miss F'erne Garrick playing the piano accompaniment. Toe coucert bv the "Liberty Belles bit with the with a full Orchestra" made a public Motiday evening program of music and entertainment. To L. A. Kruger is due the credit for briogiog these festivals to Ilath dr^m. IT'S WORTH WHILE—THAT'S WHY FT I I fc. J..1 kwL. "VÇC* ty'VUVj I ! n -r.'SS „.A ? 1 n • 1 / . 4 M 1 If TON W t X f 11 mm Io» wu/\ t .t _V to-"' tv 1 Env ■tmtgzz v .■'l W m «27= MOODYFACESCHARGE to Accused 0Î Felonious Use Oi Militia Fund. Charles S. Moody, member of the legislature from Bonner countv and recently adjutant general of Idaho, was arrested in Boise March 6 on a felony charge, on a warrant sworn to by E. S. Delana, prosecuting attorney of Ada county. Moody has been re leased on $1500 bail. The arrest followed an ofllclal legis lative investigation, which resulted recommendation that expendi in a tu I es by Moody aod ex-Governor Moses Alexander be investigated by the legal authorities of the state. The specific charge agamst Moody is that he "wilfully, unlawfully and feloniously" made a a certiin voucher on which money has since bi^en paid to him from the State militia fund. The voucher in question was for $176.63, for expenses of a Washington last December, alleged that this trip was made at the order of General Crowder arid that Moody was reimbursed hy the federal government for the items which he later charged up to the state militia fund, and that pay ment in full was made by the federal government before Moody submitted his bill to the state. false certificate on trip to It is same I FROM OVER THE COUNTY j I POST FALLS M. S. aod Charles Warren have on their purchased a tractor to use farm. Emmett Justice has arrived home service gold from overseas with stripes on his sleeve. a entertainment The hand gave an Wednesday evening. An unknown sueak; thief stole $60 worth of tools from A. M. Martin. the The town board is taking steps to open Fourth street east to Ross. Miss F'lora F'riese left her band bag on the train while coming from Spo kane to Post F'alls ancf it has not been recovered. It is reported to have contained two $20 hills, a $20 gold piece, $5 or $6 In change, and a diamond ring valued at-Æl 0 ü. Mrs. hers Mrs. W. HARRISON A couple of business lots belonging to the 1. O. O. F. and S. W. Cop« were sold to a Portland Arm. Peter Diehl and Lillian Diehl, left Calif., where they intend to make Iheir home. They have been residents here for the past eighteen years. Mr. Diehl has a brother there in splendid financial circumstances, and it is their desire to he together (he balance of their declining years. Mr. and Mrs daughter, Miss here fur Long Beach, on on while walking on Chateolet lake, broke With assistance of a pole Ile dedans a repetition <>l Joe F'red "ricks, the ice on through he managed to get out. he doesn't care for such experience. are all smiles since The loggers this last good snow and they are busy men now putting logs into the lake. at to SPIRIT LAKE Jack Golner has returned from serving with the 20lh Engineets in France. to is Word was received of the death of Robt. Hughes in a hospital at Neurot, He was a soldiet in the Germany, army of occupation and died of pneu— and Mrs. monia. Ilis parents, Mr. John C. Hughes, reside in Spirit Lake. A new boys' club has been organ ized at the U. P. church. Ruht. S. Ladue, lumber buyer for the W. M. Cromb'.e Lumbar company of New York, was j looking over the Panhandle plant. I He will visit other mill plants of the northwest. Soirit Lake in I I CŒUR D'ALENE Mrs. Emma Berry left last week for Mondamin, Iowa, called there by the news that her father is failing fast. Mrs Berry's lather is 98 years old, aod a large landowner of Iowa, having one thousand acre^of land under cultivation. Despite his years, the gentleman has remained iu active management of bis large holdings until his recent decline. Mrs. Berry was accompanied by her brothers of Payette, this state, and Ogden, Utah. The auditor's and treasurer's report fur the quarter ended Jan. 11. just | a published, shows the total net in debtedness of Kootenai county to he Of this $130,920.84 outstanding warrants $194,763 10. consists of divided as follows: $108,058.87 on the current expense fund, $17,070.91 ou MODIFIES FLU BAN Town Board Permits Dancing Under Restrictions. The trustees of Ratbdrum trans acted some routine business at their regular meeting Monday evening. The clerk was ordered to rent a safety deposit box at the bank in which to keep the more important towu documents. Authority was granted Chairman Beiges to issue permits, in his dis cretion, to give Invitation dances in Ratbdaum, attendance at which to be limited by stipulation. On ac count of possible danger of influenza it was not deemed advisable to lift the ban to such an extent as to allow unrestricted dancing. It was also voted to grant a permit to the Epworth League to hold a party in the church, as per request. The Rathdrum Electric company's tariff No. 2 showing schedules of rates for light, heat and power, was reported on flic. A warrant was ordered drawn io favor of Mrs. Noel Taylor, treasurer of the Rathdrum public library for $63.75, the amount due on the annual appropriation to the library. On motion Mrs. H. B. Barnes and Mrs. Mary Post were appointed mem • hers of the library board to succeed Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Kruger. The following bills were allowed: Rathdrum Elec. Co. Feb. light $70 50 W. W. Bennett, treas. salary 20 00 The board Jdjourned until Monday evening, March 17, when the water ordinance will be taken up for Anal passage. a Resume Two-Cent Postage. On July 1. 1919, the rate of postage on all mail matter of the first class shall again revert to the rate in force on October 2, 1917, according to orders received from the Postmaster General's office. This means that on and after July 1 st, 1919, letter postage will he reduced to two cents per ounce or fraction thereof. Post otlices generally are slocked with three cent stamped envelopes and two cent domestic cards. The recent order makes postmasters to dispose of this as sooo as possible, in order to get ready for the new issues, aod a call has been sent out for all thus«; who use a large amount of three- ce tit postage on flrst class matter, and two cent on domestic cards, to requisition their supply at once, and iufot m the postmaster whether or not they will be used before July 1 st. it imperative on the stock Ray Presnell Now Captain. Ray Presnell uf Blanchard is a Bonner county youth who has gone far aod fast in military service. Fki listing about a year ago now iu tbe Marines. Ray was in preliminary school in Washington for a short second lieutenancy In was ordÄed tu San J. H. time, got a short order, Domingo aud now his father, Presnell, is in receipt of a letter from I him stating that he has just been I commissioned a captain.—Pend d' Oreille Review. by of the general road fund, and $5,791.06 on the general bridge fund. Si g Ilnfslund, of the Blackwell Lumber company is authority for t.he statement that the Blackwell mill ill reopen Monday, which will meau tbe employment of an additional one hundred aud fifty men w The basketball game betweeu the Harrison Junior Y. M. C. A. and the | Coeur d'Alene Junior High School at " Harrison Saturday resulted iu a score in he f 20 to 15 in favor of Coeur d'A'.ene. u Stephen Eachon, the ten year old sou of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Eachon, the j at the family residence Friday ou j u j K hL of diphtheria.