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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE X O i VOL. XXV, NO. U RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 2 , 1920 $ 1.00 PER YEAR i stock HITS CABINET FORM i Eagleson Out For Gubernator John W Eagleson, state treasurer, and several times reelected to that otllee. has formally announced his candidacy for the tepublican nomina tion for governor of Idaho. Ile dedans his belief ''Id the Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt type of Americanism, 'under one flag, in one language, without eulangling alliances, with malice toward nuoe, and with charity for all." He has sympathy with men who violence, sabotage and •DO advocate sedition.'' Following are excerpts from Mr. Eavleson's announcement: • I have all faith in our national constitution, and a high regard for state constitution, and 1 do not believe in amending either, in spirit or letter, by treaty, congressional or legislative enactment. Constitutional amendments should be made only in tbe manner provided for in the constitutions themselves. "The recent attempt to amend the spirit and intent of our state consti tution, wherein it provides for 'boards of cuntrol' of our state's business and resources, by substituting therefor appointive 'centralized' or 'cabinet' control by the governor, without discussion or vote of the people, is a species of radical usurpation of power that plainly points the way to a dangerous and extravagant dictator ship of public affairs, eliminating the our essential safeguards intended by uur Idaho has loo state constitution, many millions of dollars involved to experiment with aoy form of business control which, before its enactment, was never set forth lo any political pirty platform nor was ever discussed by the state press or by the people. Notwitbstauding the many encom iums appearing in the press regarding j the so-called 'cabinet form of state ! government', I am impelled by indis- ! putable facts to state that this new government is in my opinion uot only less efficient than our constitutional •board form of state government', but ills more expensive and infinitely less secure." "I am iD favor of an expert, well paid public service, assistants in officer are now handling over three times the volume of business that came to the office at the beginning of mv service, with tbe addition of but one clerk; and only for a time to keep the work from piling up has an extra e'erk been employed, very material reduction in the expense of operating many of our state depart ments can be had, and at the same t me increase their efficiency, elected governor, it will he my chief ambition to execute the duties of that office along the same business lines 1 U >ve followed office." "Io the subsequent opening of new lands for settlement. I favor giving Hie Idaho war veterans every consis tent preference right " "1 favor a vote by tbe peopl the proposition of selling the timber lands, with proper safeguards c vering disposal to manufacturers and the retail price of lumber to the During recent years our timber has scarcely exceeded the outlay for fire protec tion." Experienced the state treasurer's I believe a if io tbe treasurer's e on state's People. Income from the Idaho State News Items. Phosphate mines at Proving very active. A -000-acre stock ranch near Boise s,| d for $130,000. The largest bonded Estate has beeo Palls. Lewiston Paris, Idaho, are warehouse in completed at Idaho citizens have formed a i stock company to build hotel. t T p to a week ago in the statewide drive for $50,000 Idaho $12,210 for near east relief. a $250,000 had raised The state brought suit agaiust Charles S. Moody, former state adjutaut general, recovery of $1219 of of Idaho Saturday for state. money alleged to be held unlawfully by him. Mrs. O P. Barber of Pocatello has been appointed by Governor Davis to represent Idaho at the International conference or Social Workers held at New Orleans April 14 to 21. to be Official reports show that one troop of Idaho cavalry, to be known Troop A, as mustered in American Falls March 22 and that second was mustered in at Puca'ello two days later. was at a Twin Falls voters on defeated, 341 to 277, $25,000 bond issue fuT the purchase and improvement of a site for a municipal park camp grounds. John W. Eagleson, state treasurer, last week "called'' $155,000 worth state bonds, outstanding since 1907. The state was enabled to cancel the indebtedness by reason of tax moneys received this spring through a special levy made fur the purpose by the 1919 legislature. Game licenses for 1920, valued at four hundred thousand dollars, are being distributed by Otto M. Jones, state game warden, and assistants in his department. The forest super visors and all deputy game wardens in the state will receive quotas of the licenses, each man then beiDg held accountable for the money value of the licenses he receives. The licenses are similar in form to those issued in 1919 and will be issued for the sa.me fees. March 23 proposed a and motor tourist a of j was attempted in 1919. ! Davis has been asked in a letter from "Forest Protection Week," May 23 to 29, may signalize Idaho's entrance this year into a more intensive fire prevention educational campaign than Governor ! the federal forest service to issue a proclamation designating tbe week. "The disastrous forest fire season of 1919" is referred to in the forestry communication, and tbe statement is made that 64 per cent of all fires in the intcnnouutain district, embracing southern Idaho, were the direct result of human carelessness. WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF Nine hundred stockyard employes in Chicago walked out Monday on a strike for increased wages. Tornadoes in the north central and some of tbe southern states March 28 caused the loss of 161 li ves. Treasury officials estimate that the income and excess profits tax collect ions of theUoited States will be three aud a half billion dollars during 1920. Dispatches from Beirut announce that Emir Feisai, recently pioclaimcd king of Syria, has giyen the French until April 6 to leave Syria, and the Arabs have ordered the British out of Palestine. American submarines and inaoy second line battleships were not in condition for war service In April, 1917, Rear Admiral A. W. Grant told the senate committee investigating charges against tbe navy depart ment's conduct of the war. bolshivik army continues to press upon the eastern defenses of Poland and should they to break through, it is need Poland will call ou tbe The Russian threaten annou league of Dations for reenforcements. Russia claims to have ten million hundred million grain, a tons of pounds of butter. 480 million pounds of meat and three billion eggs for export in exchange for imports factured goods as soon as trade be resumed with other nations. Three thousand five hundred threi- , inch field guDs have beeo found by of manu can Fragrant Bells of Easter. Oh, fragrant bells of Easter, You softly ring at dawn, In mossy dell aud woodland, By garden bed and lawn, Where winter's snows have melted The brooks again are free To ripple on in gladness And share your minstrelsy. Ob, chosen bells of Easter, 'Tis yours to bud and bloom, To tell the wondrous story Of life from out the tomb. Where war has left its fallows You lift above the sod Your loviug cups, sweet censors That bear the Peace of God. an as —Sei. a PLAN TO SELL WHEAT a Three States May Form Grow ers' Association. Boise,Idaho, March 29—Eighty meetings for .organization of the Idaho Wheat Growe/s' association have been scheduled by A. A. Elmore, chairman of the commit tee which is organizing the wheat producers of Idaho, Oregon and Washingfon, to enable them to sell their grain to better advantage. The three state associations will have a united selling system.which the organizers expect, will make the Pacific nbrthwest a marketing unit. The plan is modeled after the plans adopted by California producers of fruit and other food stuffs for cooperative selling and distribution of their products. The idea pi forming wheat grow ers' associations was first presented at a meeting of the farmers' union of Washington and northern Idaho in Spokane, December 10, and the committee of which Mr. Elmore is chairman was there appointed. Wheat growers of the three states, under the proposed plan,are being asked to sign up their wheat production for a period of six years, somewhat in the same manner that California raisin growers signed up their raisins, to get their raisin producers' associa tion started, Mr. Elmore explained. The associations will not be formed, however, unless 15,000,000 bushels a year are signed up. by old ing sive will the tbe In to the Mr. the the one the the inter-allied commission iD tbe vicinity of Berlin alone, and altogeth er 12,000 of these guns have thus far been discovered thruout Germany, as well as 6000 airplanes Intact. Ac cording to the terms of the'treaty of Versailles the German army should oow have only 204 three-inch guns and no airplanes whatsoever. Commissioners' Proceedings. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Feb. 9.—The board of county commissioners met pursuaot to adjournment. Bills on the current expense fund were allowed to the amouut of $2511.81; ou tbe general road fund, $195.86; the road district funds, $709.24, and the general bridge fund, $23 04. The depository bond filed by the State Bank of Worley, in the sum of $2500, was approved. The official bonds of Woi. Sachse, W A Layton, Mancil Gordon, road overseers, aod F II Williams, consta ble of Athol precinct were approved. The board ordered the treasurer to receive from the assessor the amount of the motor vehicle llceoses collected during the mouth of January, and the auditor to apportion same as uu on city to a tbe follows: State of Idaho County warrant redemption Coeur d'Alene highway , power Line good roads dist. $1227.71 493.26 1766.02 11.25 Bench highway dlst. Belmont highway C'd'Alene Valley highway dlst. 51. Dalton highway diet. Hayden Lake highway dist. Panhandle highway dist. Pleasant View -I Unity 220 oo 51.25 147 51 638.70 41.25 238.78 H Highway Four Total $4910 82 Feb. 10.—The bond of M M Oaiser, Justice of the peace or Spirit Lake, was approved. The board canvassed the election returns of Power Line good roads district No. 1 and approved organization. An order was made to pursuance of election held Sept. 9, 1919. approving the annexation of the village of Post Falls district No. 6 to highway district. John Hllboro was appointed road overseer or district 37. Action was taken concerning number of cases of mother's pensions, widows' and soldiers' tax exemptions, and rectifying property tax men is. the an and Road Pleasant View a assess FROM OVER THE COUNTY PO f ST FALLS The race trâck is to be sold April 5 by Sheriff Quarles to satisfy a judg ment of $3694.88. It contains 80 acres aud valuable buildings. Tnere is a shortage of houses, and old shacks are being fitted up for habitation. A move Is on foot to organize band. Tbe Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Teeters died March 24, aged one month and five days. Ed Peters has teams at work gravel ing the Hauser Lake roads. Post Falls citizens, Wednesday of last week, woo their case against the Post Falls Water company, beard before tbe state public utilities com mission, when tbe ordered to complete by May 1 exten sive repairs and improvements io Its system. a company was SPIRIT LAKE Teo thousand dollars io additional bonds for a school gymnasium voted March 26 by 211 to 23. former Issue was $14,000 and found to be Insufficient. The state will pay cash for the bonds and con struction of tbe gymnasium will begin as soon as the weather permits It is learned that. Commissioner the state department of public works has ordered a survey,for the north and south highway, from tbe Apple wav ut Ross point and running north to Rathdrum, Spirit Lake and Laclede. E. L. McCubrey, died of pneumonia In Spokane. The body was brought to Spirit Lake Thursday morning and the funeral will be held Saturday. Fire destroyed tbe farm home of Mr. Duprees aud family seven miles northeast of town. W. Ilepsou of Spokane bas bought the Hegge barber shop. Work was resumed last week on the Pauhandle highway with two teams and eignt meo. A young deer ^trolled thru town one day recently aud disappeared lu the timber to the northeast. M H. Schweitzer is pastor of the International Holiness church. was The was Hall of HARRISON A movement has beca started to acquire a city park. The demand for fire wood is greater than the supply. J. F. AUshle has been appointed city attorney. W. B. Russell who has tbe contract to grade the north and south highway through Harrisoo started work with a crew of men and teams last week. Lee Brockman, a deputy game warden, was in Harrison from Coeur d'Alene looking after enforcement of tbe law». WANTS IDAHO'S HELP Appeal to Check Destruction of Forests. American forests are being, cut down each year three times as fast as new forests are growing. . Gut of 850 million acres of virgin fotest the United States has not more than 150 million acres left. Forest conservationists Thursday of last week appealed with this argument to Idaho officials to help stem the tide of destruction, says the States man. P. S. Ridsdale, executive tary of the American Forestry association, I. H. Nash, state land sioner, urged the Idaho official to become affiliated with the vation movement. "At the present time there 100 million acres of waste land, formerly forest, which could be growing timber but not. secre in a personal letter to commis conscr* He said: arc more than are The United States is the great est consumer of timber in the world. Europe has one-quarter of its total area in permanently ductive forests and yet has import timber. We use twice much wood per capita as Europe and have less than half productive forests in proportion to area. "The American Forestry associ ation is striving to perpetuate our forests, to provide for fire protec tion, for regrowth and for forest management which will assure a sufficient supply of forest products for our future needs. This can be brought about by adequate nation al and state legislation.'' Commissioner Nash is consider ing the suggestion of co-operation. < i pre to as as much CŒUR D'ALENE Thomas Center, age 26, who was drowned in Windy bay, was burled Sunday. After surviving his wife olno weeks. Major C. D. Warner died last Saturday of old age. He was born In 1849, was a civil war veteran and had resided iD C<Eur d'Alene since 1887. He was receiver of the U. S. land office io Coeur d'Alene for nine years. The Edward Rutledge Timber company has instituted suit in tbe district court against C. E. Burrus and asked for an injunction restrain ing Burrus from interfering with the dim, flume and luuiboriDg operations of the company at Wolf Lodge and at the mouth of the creek. George Costello met with an acci dent last week at the Blackwell mill which resulted in his death,following the amputation of his leg. A slasher saw broke and flying caught his right leg, almost severing it from bis body. He was taken to tbe hospital aud the leg amputated, hut on account of the shock and loss of blood he expired. George R. barker, editor of the Feud d'Oreille Review and manager of the "Wood for president," move ment for Idaho, was in the city last Friday. Mr. Barker states that tbe support of Geoeral Wood is growing stronger each day. He feels confident that Idaho will send au instructed delegation for Wood. An Athol case was tried in the probate court March 15. J. E. Wag ner sued Jos. Prucha for $395 alleged to he due for labor as an employee on Prucha's threshing crew. Prucha, bv his attorney, Miles F.Egbers, brought lu a cross complaint for $57 against Wagner. Tbe court dismissed tbe action brought by Wagner and gave Prucha judgmeut for the $57 and all costs.