State Historical Society
THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
VOL. XXV, NO. U
RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY,
IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 2 , 1920
$ 1.00 PER YEAR
HITS CABINET FORM
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
Following are excerpts from Mr.
• 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
"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
essential safeguards intended by uur
Idaho has loo
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
"I am iD favor of an expert, well
paid public service,
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
"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
the state treasurer's
I believe a
io tbe treasurer's
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
completed at Idaho
citizens have formed a
i stock company to build
t T p to a week ago in the statewide
drive for $50,000 Idaho
$12,210 for near east relief.
brought suit agaiust Charles S. Moody,
former state adjutaut general,
recovery of $1219 of
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.
Official reports show that one troop
of Idaho cavalry, to be known
American Falls March 22 and that
second was mustered in at Puca'ello
two days later.
Twin Falls voters on
defeated, 341 to 277,
$25,000 bond issue fuT the purchase
and improvement of a site for a
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
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
and motor tourist
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
! 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
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.
continues to press upon the eastern
defenses of Poland and should they
to break through, it is
need Poland will call ou tbe
league of Dations for reenforcements.
Russia claims to have ten million
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
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.
PLAN TO SELL WHEAT
Three States May Form Grow
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.
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.
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
State of Idaho
County warrant redemption
Coeur d'Alene highway
, power Line good roads dist.
Bench highway dlst.
C'd'Alene Valley highway dlst. 51.
Dalton highway diet.
Hayden Lake highway dist.
Panhandle highway dist.
Total $4910 82
Feb. 10.—The bond of M M Oaiser,
Justice of the peace or Spirit Lake,
The board canvassed the election
returns of Power Line good roads
district No. 1 and approved
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
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
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
A move Is on foot to organize
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
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.
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
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
WANTS IDAHO'S HELP
Appeal to Check Destruction
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
P. S. Ridsdale, executive
tary of the American Forestry
I. H. Nash, state land
sioner, urged the Idaho official to
become affiliated with the
"At the present time there
100 million acres of
waste land, formerly forest, which
could be growing timber but
in a personal letter to
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
"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.
Thomas Center, age 26, who was
drowned in Windy bay, was burled
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
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