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Ttit . i e flist orictl Societv THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE f. , n j VOL- XXV, NO. 88 RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1«, 1020 * fl.00 PER YEAR' "• CIVIC CLUB ELECTS lew Officers Chosen For En suing Year. The Rathdrum Civic club met in the Rest Room last Saturday afternoon with a good attendance and elected the following officers: Mrs. Tacie Post, chairman. Mrs. H. A. Krueger, vice chair man. Mrs. C. I. Sage, secretary. Mrs. R. E. Young, treasurer. Mrs. F. G. Hart and Mrs. Krue elected to represent the ger were club on the park board, and Mrs. Geo. V. Morris, Mrs. Ida Reiniger and Mrs. E. G. Greenup were ap pointed on the ways and means committee. The club voted to hold regular meetings hereafter on the first Friday evening of each month. The membership fee in the Civic club is 50 cents and the new offi cers are very desirous of securing many new members. It is hoped that the organization may grow in membership for the reason that it may thus become a greater force for civic welfare in the community. Red Cross News. The December sale of Red Cross 1919 Christmas seals in Rathdrum totalled 3300 , according to Mrs. G. R. Malanya, who had charge of the sale here. Local Red Cross members wish to thank the busi ness men, the school and all others who aided in the drive. New members of Rathdrum branch, reported this week, are Peter Meyer, Mrs. Julia Poleson and Mrs. Ida Tyler. It is stated that persons desiring to join the Red Cross are requested to hand their applications to the chairman of the local branch. The next regular meeting of Rathdrum branch will be held Jan. 27 . Idaho State News Items. Sandpoint Is to have a silver fox farm. Excavation has started for a new flouring mill at Nez Perce. A highway bond issue at Kendrick was defeated by the voters. Many horses are starving to death In Lemhi county. The Bunker Ilill company lost a $95,000 ätamp mill near Kellogg by Are Jan. 8 . The St. Maries lumber Co. is mak ing extensive repairs and Improve ments to their sawmill plaot. Lettish and Polish troops continue In advance against the Russians with *he object of claimed to be a part of Letvia. retaking Latgalia, Boise claims 30,000. a population of The city council has passed a n ordinance providing for taking in suburbs with 5000. Lighty-two delegates appointed by unions in Idaho attended the fifth annual convention (lf the Idaho State Federation of Tabor held this week at Pocatello. ' iolation of state 'laws fixing the ^andards for purity of condensed n 'ilk cost the Commercial Creamery, "perati dk in oorth Idaho, a floe of $ i 00 and costs and Amoving its milk from Idaho. as many labor the necessity of There is approximately $ 17 , 180,000 H ' a i 1 able to improve the highways io Idaho during the biennium of 1919 - 1920 . Tbe bulk of the amount is highway bonds voted by counties districts. in A cominunity farm bureau has been ; organized at Careywood with T. S. Benson as leader, studied are rodent control,beef cattle, dairying, sheep and land clearing. Agricultural lands are due for boost in valuations for tax assessment purposes when they are listed this spring, according to a resolution by the county assessors at their meeting at Buise. Robert O. Jones, state commission er *uf law enfoicemenr, issued his formal call for a statewide meeting of sheriffs and peace officers and set February 6 and 7 us the con vention dates, at Boise. Projects to be a recent Saturday "Brush your teeth and then to your teacher." report This is the slogan that has been foremost in the minds of the school children of Boise since the "toothbrush" contest has been in progress in the various public schouls. E. C. Boome of Moscow, state commander uf the American Legion, has been recommended for appoint ment as federal prohibition director for Idaho. The position carries a salary of $3600 a year. That Idaho-grown wheat is equal to the best in the world has been manifested at the International Ilav and Grain show held in Chicago last month, according to B. F. Sheehan, Oeld agronomist of the University of Idaho extension division. Idaho faces a temporary vaccine shortage. Citizens of the state, alarmed at the smallpox epidemic which has grown to a total of 1000 cases in the state since September, have drained Idaho drug stores of their meager supplies by requesting vaccination in large numbers. Speed of a dizzy nature was exhib ited at the Canyon couuty courthouse Jan. 6 when David McDonald and Marlon McDonald obtained a mar* riage license, bustled dowu to the Ada county probate court and were married by Judge D. T. Miller after having been divorced from each other at Caldwell the preceding day. Simou Peter ("Si") Donnelly, the "Sage of Lakeview," died in Spokane last Saturday of pneumonia. He was 5'J years old. The body was shipped to California for burial. Mr. Don nelly was formerly prominent in democrat politics, was state senator from Kootenai couuty and served bis party as state chairman in 1M2. Preparatory to a strict enforcement of the National Prohibition act,which became effective on January 16tb, Collector Lewis Williams, for the District of Idaho, has received de tailed instructions from the Depart ment at Washington, as to the method of procedure. All persons legally haviug in their possession liquors of any description, intended for sale, will he required to report this fact to the Collector at Boise not. later than January 27th. ■Suit to se Boise, Idaho, Jan. 9. cure possession of a ranch In Kootenai county, which the plaintiffs claim to and which the defendants are own said to hold unlawfully, was filed in United States district court today. The plaintiffs are Thomas Lindsey and wife and the defendants Louis Dupuis and wife, Wiiford Dupuis and wife arid Oliver Dupuis and wife. The property is said to be over the value of *3000 and the court is asked to order the defendants to surrender possession. Leather From Various Skins. In the hunt for new sources of leath er strange things are turning up. It lias been ascertained that the skins of frogs and toads can be tanned and turned to account for card cases and other fancy articles. The government fisheries bureau says the skin of the codfish furnishes an excellent leather, tough as parchment and very durable. The same Is true of salmon skin. Eel ; skins are employed in Europe for bind ing books, and In Egypt shoe soles are made from the skins of certain fishes caught in the Red sea. Sturgeon skin affords a handsome ornamental leath er and the hide of the armored garfish Is 'much valued In Europe, being cov- , ered with horny plates that can be poi l»hed to an ivorylike finish. 1 _J ; STATE RAISES FUNDS Issues Two Million In Treas ury Notes. « Boise, Idaho.—Idaho's board of examiners, in one meinen, tous session Jan. g, ordered the issue of $2,000,000 in state treas ury notes, thus exhausting for the remainder of fhe 1919 1920 bien nium the state's capacity for ob taining money by this method. One million one hundred thous and will be secured by this method for the state general fund, which the running expenses of the state government are paid. Nine hundred thousand dollars will be obtained for the financing of road projects under the manage ment of the state department of public works and this money will be deposited in the state highway fund. Should additional funds become necessary to the state at any time during the remaining 11 months of 1920 , the state will be compelled to issue registered warrants, draw ing 6 per cent interest,as compared with the 414 per cent which the state pays upon its treasury notes. state out of FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FALLS The canning factory site has been leased to C. B Lambert who will put in a box factory. Over $77,001). worth of machioeTy Is being shipped from Walla Walla for the threshing machine factory, at Post Falls, State engineers are running lines from the state line along the Apple way. The insurance rate on the library building is $6 a hundred. Ice Is 10 to 12 inches thick. Wm. Carr has succeeded George Yule as marshal. W. C. Whitaker is the newly In stalled noble grand of Evening Star lodge, I. O. O. F. The town board has arranged to insure the clerk, treasurer and marshal under the state workmen's compensation act. Modem The local camp of the Woodmen is much encouraged at the of the order in vigorous growth general. A lost ordinance book of Post Falls by Village Attorney fouad was Wernette in his store room at Cœur - d'Alene. SPIRIT LAKE Ted Thye, middleweight champion, and Chris Gesek, undefeated welter weight, have arranged a wrestling match, two best out of three falls, in Spirit Lake, Jan. 26. Fire inspection regulations are to he enforced. Faulty cbimoeys, etc . must he repaired in 48 hours after notice is served. H. L. Bradley returned to Spirit Lake after an absence of several months, camp Wash., for the Panhandle Lumber company. He has been In charge o' construction work near Ruby, spring crops HARRISON Charles Anderson, a rancher from is census enumerator Culp's landing, for Harrison precinct. Suvt-rai ruicht-rs at Indian Springs uf th good wioter clearing land for *-.i » •> arc making u-e vat her hv Logging operations are held up on account of insufficient sdow. The Baptist Sunday school raised $103 41 for Artueniao relief. The box factory is running steadily. Frank Remlinger purchased 1000 feet of galvanized pipe to irrigate his land from Thompson lake. The commercial club has 30 mem bers. 8 is of CŒUR D'ALENE Coeur d'Alene high school defeated Post Falls high in a game of basket ball last Friday night, 58 to 12. Nineteen-twenty Idaho auto licens es are making their appearance here. While on a blue Held are the colors. Born, Jan. 10. to Mr. and Mrs. Day Reynolds, a girl, at the Coeur d'Alene hospital. Mrs. Reynolds was former ly Miss Myrtle Dan by. The Robert Hamilton borne destroyed by Are, thought to have originated from a blanket catching Are from the kitchen stove. Thomas W. Symons,Jr., and Foster Russell, aviators, were arrested for dropping han'dbllls Into the streets of Coeur d'Alene from an airplane with out baviog a license to do so. Earl W. Belknap of Hayden Lake, and Rosina Powell of Colfax, Wash., secured a marriage license at the county clerk's office Jan. 8 . Belknap Is the son of Mrs Laura Belknap, of Hayden Lake, and one of the famous 14(itb artillery boys. Cbas. A. Johnson has announced bis resignation as deputy game warden, to take effect January 15. State Commissioner of Law Enforce ment has not yet announced Mr. Johnson's successor. Mr. Johnson Is a representative in the state legisla ture and bad to resiga as game warden In order to be eligible to serve In the special session called for Feb was Earl 11 . Joe Rodgers was arraigned in the probate court Jan. 9, and waived pre liminary examination on the charge of grand larceny, sworn to by A. S. Trosper, who avers that C. W. and Joe Rodgers took an Oakland car upon which they had no claim out of the state C. W. Rodgers was shot and killed by a policeman In Vancou ver, Wash., several days before Joe was captured. Joe Rodgers was hrought back here from Albany, Ore., where he had gone to bury his brother. Saved By Verbal Agreement. Boise, Idaho.—Miss Edna Her rington, Nez Perce school teacher, whose fight to retain her teacher's license in the face of a relinquished school position has been heard before the state board of education as a test case, will not forfeit her right to teach. The board decided in her favor Saturday. In no respect, however, did the board withdraw from its stated position that breach of a school contract means forfeiture of license to teach. The Herrington case was decided upon the basis cf evidence showing that the teacher, before sigaing the contract she was alleged to have broken, made a verbal agreement with school trustees whereby she was to be permitted to leave their employ in case she found a better position. L. E Carrot and Radish Seed. "California Is the largest producer of carrot seed. Sacramento and Yolo counties rank first, with San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Benito counties ranking as minor pro ducers. In the production of radish seed - the situation is reversed, the coast counties of California producing the bulk of the crop, and the river district being unimportant as a pro ducer. It Is also grown in the Pacific Northwest. Beet seed Is grown in both the river and coast districts of Californie, but U probably grown more extensively around Sacramento than In any other portion of the state. Let seed Is grown almost exclnslvely tuce oeQr the coast sections of California i INCOME TAXES DUE Rates On Small Incomes Show Reductions. With the opening of the ne^r year comes the first date for the filing of income tax returns. Heavy penalties are imposed for those who fail to file their returns between January 1 and March 15. The full tax may be paid in full at the time of filing the return, or if it is desired to make the payments in four installments, the first must be paid by March 15, the second by June 15, and the third Sept. 15, and the foutth by December 15. The period for which the income tax is assessed is the calendar year or 1919. The ordinary taxpayer will not be obliged to pay quite as much as last year. The exemption of $1000 for single persons and $2000 for married person^ and heads of fam ilies remain the same as for 1918. The normal rate for 1918 is 4 per cent on the first $4000 of net income above the exemptions and 8 per cent on the remaining net income. Last year the normal rate was 6 and 12 per cent,respectively. Surtax ratios are the same as last year. They started with 16 per cent on the amount of net income between $5000 and $6000 and increased by steps of 1 per cent for each $2000 of net income up to and including 48 per cent on net income in excess of $98,000 and not over $100,000. Besides the exemption of $1000 for single persons or $2000 for married, there is an additional ex* emption for each dependent under 18 years of age. Every person whose income equaled or exceeded $1000 for single persons or $2000 for those who are married, must file a return regardless of whether the income is large enough to require the pay ment of the tax. Forms for making returns will be available at offices of collectors of internal revenue and deputy collectors, post offices and banks. What is known as form 1040 A is for use of those with incomes of $5000 or less, while form 1040 is for those with larger incomes. Road Delegates Met. Cœur d'Alene, Jan. 12.—Delegates from Spirit Lake, Rathdrum, Athol and other parts of the couuty to the roads meeting of the Cœur d'Alene chamber of commerce noonday lunch eon swelled the attendance to approx imately 100. These towns are rivals for the north and south highway. The Spirit Lake delegation were C. L. Cleland, If. R Schenker, II.Krecb, E L. Revier, J. P. Isaacs, H. C. Shave#, W. R- Weaver aud C. L. Calkius. Among the Athol delegates were J. B. Oaks, E. J. Andrews, John McLellan, U It Sheru, Tim Trauger, Harry Kaye, Frank Moore,Ed Butler, Fred Bubb aod G. W. Berrier. Those from Rathdrum were C. F. Borell, G. W. Flemming, Mlles F. Egbers, Nels Nelsoo, Frank Hill, C. P. Evans, A. II. Richmond, A. A. Berges, O. W. Stone, Col. Edelblute and II. II. Mitchell. Each delegation presented its side. Spirit Lake contending that the greater population would be served by that route, while Athol contended its route was the most direct and feasible. No action was taken by tbe chamber.