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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXIV, XO. 49 RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1919 fl.00 PER YEAR LEAGUE OF NATIONS New Covenant Recognizes Monroe Doctrine The revised covenant of the league of nations was made public Monday and presented to the peace conference at Paris. The original members consist of 32 states, and 13 other states are in vited to join. As in the original document, the covenant provides that the league shall act thru an assembly, In which each state shall have one vote and not more than three delegates, and a council comprising for the present one representative of each of the five great powers and each of four other powers to be selected from time to time by the assembly. Members of each class represented on the council may he in creased by unanimous consent of the council and a majority of the assem bly. The text provides that nothing in the covenant shall be deemed "to affect the validity of international engagements such as treaties of arbi tration or regional understandings like the Monroe doctrine for securing the maintenance of peace, was the amendment for which Presi - dent Wilson made a successful fight at the same time the Japanese dele gation to the peace conference sought vainly to have a race equality provis ion inserted in the covenant. Changes suggested in criticisms in the United States senate add the privilege of withdrawal of a member nation upon two years' notice after fulfilment of the league ooligations, exempt domestic questions from the league's jurisdiction, provide that maudatories over German colonies or former Ottoman dominions shall be given only to nations willing to accept them, leave it to member slates to decide what armed force, if any, it will contribute to the force required by the league to enforce its mandates, and make it clear that member states individually will pass upon proposed limitations upon their armaments. With modifications, the new draft includes all the provisions for the submission to the council oT interna tional disputes, for inviting nonmem ber nations to accept the obligations of members for the purpose of adjust ing disputes aod for breaking econo mic relations or the use of armed force in dealing with a state which has broken the covenant. Except in certain specified instanc es, unanimous agreement is required for all decisions. » This Idaho State News Items. Moscow highway district No. 2 has voted $375,000 io bonds for road improvements. About 50 Idaho men, members of the 362d infantry, ölst division, will be discharged at Fort Russell, Wyo , this week. The Moscow chamber of commerce has taken up the matter of coloniza tion for the unsettled districts in Latah county. There are thousands of acres of timber and logged-off lands in the county that are capable of supporting many families. The Bonner county commissioners fixed rate of wages for work with the road machinery, as follows: 70 cents per hour for shop foreman; 60 cents per hour for tractor engineer; 50 cents per hour fur grader; 45 cents per hour for road work; team hire 45 ceuts per hour. It is unlawful for county commis sioners to pay county officials a fixed charge per mile for use by the officials of their own cars when they are traveling on county business, the attorney general's office has hold in •S 'Oinion on the question. Livestock markets of the inland empire will be thrown open to cattle men of southern Idaho and eastern Oregon May 18 when rates on the Oregon Short Line on livestock ship ments to Spokane will be reduced to the same basis as rates now applicable to such shipments to Portland. The University of Idaho correspon dence course in "Lumber and Its Uses'' given by the school of forestry is proving very successful this year. Some 70 students have registered for the course. Twenty five states represented in its enrollment. It is the duty of the board of county commissioners order the destruction of objectionable weeds in agricultural districts, belonging to railroads, the private owners, irrigation companies, or on public roads, according to Paul Wenger, state seed analyst and seed commissioner. Inheritance taxes are to be assessed upon property at the time the owner dies, the attorney general's office held in an opinion issued Saturday sponse to an inquiry from the probate judge of Blaine county, charge of taxation of an estate miuing property which was practically worthless, or believed to be, at the time of the decedent's death, but has since been found to be of great value. There will be no revival, under the present state administration, of the custom of forcing statehouse employes to contribute every month to a political campaign fund a certain percentage of their salaries. Governor D. W. Davis, John Thomas, chair man of the Republican state central committee, aud Dave Burrell, secre tary of the committee, have ail declared themselves opposed to such a system. Enlistments for all branches of the regular army have been resumed and the new enlistment office for Boise and the surrounding territory is located at 915 Main street. Men who have had no previous enlistment must enlist for three years, but those who have had can enlist for oue However, only those enlisted three years are assigned to overseas service. Age limits are 18 to 40 years. Revised casualty totals announced Wednesday by the war department placed the total of dead in the army and marine corps at 75,344 of which 33,887 were killed in action. Prison ers reported were 4701, including 15 reported now held by the Bolsbeviki. Of prisoners previously held by the central powers the records now show 281 died during internment and 118 of doubtful status. The grand total of wounded in the list is 201,230, of whom it has been estimated more than 85 per cent leturned to duty. Nelson Cheek, a Westmond rancher, bad the exciting experience of a ruoaway on the long bridge, when as he was driviog upon the south end of the bridge the singletrees dropped down and his team started to run. Mr. Cheek stayed with the runaways up and over the draw. Ilis brake failed to work and he jumped out. He sustained a had cut in the cheek bone and his shoulder was bruised The team ran about a half mile be fore kicking the wagon loose and finally stopped after a run of about a mile without leaving the bridge. The horses were skinned up but were not badly hurt.—Saudpoint Review. last are annually to lauds or state, the state for in ies, to to in ted of be of tal n re who has oi any previous service or three years. for The refusal of President Wilson, Premier Lloyd George and Premier Clemenceau to allow Italy to take the port of Fiume, on the Adriatic, from Jugo Slavia, so ioceosed Pre mier Orlando and other Italian delegates at the peace conference that they left Paris and returned to Rome where their course is upheld by ibe people and the chamber of deputies. The situation is considered grave, as it is dovv feared Italy will not join in signing the peace treaty. of is 40 15 of a as of be MAY 15 LAST DAY J. his car the ing Employers Must File Reports of Salaries Paid. Organizations and individuals gen erally are advised by Collector of In ternal Revenue Whaley to score on their calendars May 15 , the last day for the filing of returns of information, giving the names and addresses of all individuals to whom payments of salaries, wages, rents, interests, commissions, and other gains, profits and income of $1000 under to or more were paid during the year 1918 . An extension of time from March 15 to May 15 was granted by the commissioner of internal revenue for the filing of the returns. "All employers of labor, whether in large or small numbers, are required to make these returns," said Collector Whaley. "Organiza tions such as corporations, compan ies, partnerships, etc., are required to file returns showing the salaries and wages paid to the officers and employees. "A separate return for each em ploye whose salary for 1918 was $1000 or more is required. Real estate agents are required to report the gross amounts received in rents or other income and remit ted to their principles if such amounts for 1918 were $ 1,000 or more. The bill provides that when-£ ever necessary the name and address" of the recipient of the income shall be furnished by the person, corpora tion or partnership paying them. Returns of information must be filed with the commissioner of internal revenue, sorting division, Washing ton, D. C. Collectors of internal revenue are not authorized to receive such returns. Form 1099 , upon which reports must be made, may be obtained, however, from the offices of collectors. "Returns of information must be accompanied by a letter of transmit tal on form 1096 showing under oath the aggregate amount of the ments. These forms also may be obtained from collectors. ' 'The penalty for failure to make a rèturn on time is a fine of not more than $1,000." fur at ing in a at al of pay FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS Revival services are being held at the Holiness church at McGuires. Lieuteoaut James McNair and Corporal Ira J. Harsh are home from the army. The latter saw battle service In France. Chairman S. II. Smith of the Victory loan drive says the workers are busy aod it is not practical to solicit, so be asks all to come in and voluntarily make their subscriptions. Post Falls precinct's quota is $12,400. S. E. Bennett, F. W. Brock, D. H. Gwino, Eric Johnson and Frank Shields, all candidates on the citizens' ticket, were elected village trustees. The proposed issue of $12,500 bonds to buy the water works was defeated by a vote of 111 to 18. ibe as in Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Berry enter tained Supt. and Mrs. L. O. Swenson, Rev. and Mrs. J. G. Carrick, Mr. and Mrs. II B. Barnes, Misses Ferne Carrick, Julia Lysek, May Berry, and Oliver Carrick, of Rathdrum, and Rev. and Mrs. Fiske, Miss Irene Wood and Mrs. Sherer of Post Falls, Wednesday evening of last week. SPIRIT LAKE George F. Weeks of Coeur d'Alene spoke in behalf of the Victory loan. Spirit Lake's quota is $23,500. Barney Smith, E. A. Conklin, John Frazier, C. C. Richardson and J. P. Isaacs were elected village trustees. Roy Carlton and four members of his family had a miraculous escape when they were buried under their car one day last week when it ran off the bank and turned over while meet ing another car ooe mile south of Spirit Lake. Misses Dorothea Wenz, Gertrude Cosgrove, Eula Glidden, Ida Ranous, Beulah Klopf and Katherine Sharpe baye been reelected to teach in the Spirit Lake high school. Fred Johanson, arrested for selling property not belonging to him, was acquitted of the charge and has turned to work in the mill. One hundred thirty-seven t'ckets were sold for the dance of the Car makers union Monday of last week. the the is the a the on 28, of to re HARRISON Harrison's and Powerliue's quota fur the Victory luau is $18,500. The commercial club is busy with north and south highway plans and with securing civic improvements. The "taxpayers' ticket" was elected at the city election. E. O. Cathcart defeated Jack Niekey of the "citizens' ticket" for mayor. Out of 231 regis tered, 195 votes were cast. CŒUR D'ALENE R. E. McFarland, Jr., arrived home after twenty-one months' active service in the United States navy. U. W. M. J. Miss Luella Lois Draper, Worthy Matron of Queen Esther chapter, Order of Eastern Star, ditd Sunday. Up to Monday Coeur d'Alene had subscribed $80,000 of its $134,000 quota for the Victory luan. Dr. Sheldon bas ordered one million bees for his apiary two miles east of Coeur d'Alene. Roger Wearne, an attorney of Coeur d'Alene, who has taken a lead ing part in military affairs of this city, received a telegram from Adju tant General Albert II. Wilson, desiring to know if Coeur d'Alene desires a national guard company. E. R. Bennett, horticulturist with the university extension division, is in Kootenai county this week for cooperative woik with the county agent and farm bureau. A letter received from Leo Danby, written on radiogram blanks, aboard the U. S. S. Octara, carries the informatun that he has been travel ing at sea fur a month and Is having a fine time. He slates that he Is to meet three operators from other ships at Panama, whom he became , ...... .. , , acquaiuted with over the radio aerials. ,. Articles of incorporation were filed al the count, auditor', „nice r„r tbc ontiDlKUo. of , cuiuirau, to be known as the Latour Lumber com , . . . , pany, limited. The principal place of business will to Cataldo, Idaho. Five directors will be selected to run * the affairs of the company. The amount of the capital stock is $25,000, divided into 25,000 shares at $1 a share par value. The county commissioners have designated May 24th as the date upon which an election will be held at the Power Line schoolhouse to decide on the organization of the Power Liue road district. The creation of the district would beuefit over 20,000 acres of territory as a link of the north and south highway along the shore of the lake. O. W. L. J. Success is sometimes tbe result of beatiog the other fellow to it. CAMPING FACILITIES Accommodate Tourists In Rathdrum Park. Camping facilities are to be pro vided in part of the Rathdrum city park between the tennis court and the creek according to an order of the board made Monday evening when a petition from the park board was granted. The expense, which is not expected to be great, is to be paid opt of the park maintenance fund. The plan is to install a water faucet and drain, a rough table, benches, camp stove and other necessary equipment to accommodate tourists and others. The caretaker of the park is to be charged with the duty of keeping the grounds in good condition. The clerk made a report showing a warrant indebtedness of over $800 paid off by the board during the last two years, the bond in debtedness reduced to $8500 and money in the sinking fund to reduce it to $7500 July 1 ; also cash on hand in the general fund April 28, $252. The board canvassed the returns of the tillage election and declared Messrs. Borell, Biemond, Farns worth, Flemming and Swanson elected trustees for the ensuing term, and the clerk was instructed to so notify them. The trustees elect may take office at any time between the date of receiving their certificates of election and the be ginning of the fiscal year, May 5. Bills allowed: U. of 1 , trees for park W. W. Bennett, treasurer, salary two months M. F. Egbers, attorney salary Stamp Works, official stamp J. R. M. Culp,exp. and drayage May 16th, providing Mother Nature assures us a fitting day. Brownies, elves and fairies will come from their accustomed , . , . a . . , haunts and entertain us in a de ,. , , , lightful manner. Flowers will up roo t to dance and sing in all their gracc an(J sple „ dor . Every , hing in Fai |aod wi|| be touched b : , , , . . magic wand and thereby make it . 3 Possible for us to get a glimpse * n *° won derful land of dreams, a $14 25 20 00 20 00 1 *!8 paid, and election supplies 10 32 O. F. Burell, plug for main W. II. Cleland, election judge L. E. Tucker, " " Mrs. L. E. Tucker " " I 25 4 00 4 00 4 00 Jennie Culp, election clerk J. G. Garrick, election coostablc 3 00 Frank Webster, planting trees i 40 Alex McCheyne. " J " 2 40 4 00 SCHOOL PAGEANT COMINC May Festival Given By Primary Grades. .The primary grades of the Rath drum schools are now busy rehearsing for a Spring Pageant. This will be given out of doors on Every parent and co-operàtor of the school is urged to be present, as this is the only "parent's day this unfortunate year will afford. -C. Tariffs have been filed with the public utilities commission by the railroad administration increasing rates on apples from points in Idaho to eastern points, effective May 31, which has the effect of increasing apple rates to points east of Chicago from $1.10 to $1.25 per hundred weight. The public utilities com mission is taking action to protest of the advance as unfair, it was an ouunced Wednesday.