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THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE / VOL. XXVI, NO. 12 RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20. 1920 « 1.50 PER YEAR I was not ma le Because League Of Nations Discussed At Coeur d'Alene. A number of Rathdrum people otored to Cœur d'Alene Tuesday evening to hear Senator William E. Borah's league of nations speech, delivered in the Dream theatre which was crowded to its capacity of iooo. Senator Borah spoke for an hour and a half. He said he con sidered the league of nations question the most important that has confronted the American people since the foundation of the republic; certainly the greatest question since the civil war. He quoted Washington's solemn warn ing of 124 years ago that America should keep clear of entangling political alliances with European powers, a warning that had been I adhered to by Washington's successors down to the present time. During'those 124 years he said recent developments prove that Europe has not changed her standards and ideas. Europe has thirty wars in progress the same questions that he said embroiled her when Washington uttered his sage advice and Monroe m now over « m j m * ■ j ! ! ; ! '< : 1 : j the j j her lots to SENATOR BORAH. promulgated his famous doctrine. The senator argued four propo sions against the league covenant Sopted at Versailles and marshal !, d facts in support of his views. irst, that Europe has not chang S her standards, has not adopted American ideals, and the league i based Eric is uot on American principles European military power but on principles of mi secret diplom c l- Second, that the league is so arr anged that i *ould be Europe. 10 to 20 years it controlled entirely by Third, that the league is War i its entire fabric being on force, in A for based war and military lament. Fourth,that the people n °ne of the nations have V ° 1Ce ln ,lle undertakings and Sac b'ons of the l' any (ran eague, and that e ague is autocratic and is °ntrolled by a council which bsJds its doors. the Mrs Platt. now sessions behind closed IIe declared be had no fault to find 1 the covenant tbe president went i Jellies to get; but with the ' Vena "t he brought home The I Rent's points of freedom of the I Mrs ^• reduction of armaments and determination of peoples, he ' "ted out, were crushed out by the fewd diplomats of Europe in the «inference. So also tbe prioci eof ;°Pen covenants openly arrived Mrs „ Tbe freedom of the seas was i' e " dacwwd ai tbe conte, once: S ' TO tor reduction ot armament:. Iluuse at. » I was not j navies aie ma le Because armies anu needed to hold subj-c peoples in subjection, and the princi ple of self determination «a-thrown out because under it subject p.oplts ciuld, when they de-ired, becom. independent, thus defeating the plan of tuaintaiulnK integrity" which th drawn alms to '•territorial e covenant as now The speaker principles its an the He I protect. declared American were confererjcr not adopted, bei ok conducted in secrecy so that the people who«e vital affai stake could not know, ruueh less have a voice in, what, He stated the even the rs were at taking pace Present league if it included the United States would give 300,000,000 was control over 900,000,000 The United States subject people, would be under contract, he declared, (CONTINUED OM t. l «K TWO.) Commissioners' Proceedings. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho —The county commissioners, Chairman Hans Joh son, J. W. McCrea aud Frank A Morris, were in session as a board of equalization June 28, 29, 30, 2, 3, 6 , 7, 8 and 9. July 12 .—The board quarterly session, current expense fund were allowed to the amount of $9793 76; bridge fund. $65 58; general road fund, $949 71; road district funds, $917.72. A number of official reports approved. G. W. n July 1. convened in Bills against the genera) the to on near were Browning was appointed overseer of road district No. 23. June motor vehicle licenses apportioned as follows: Stale of Tdaho j Warrant Redemption Fund Belmont Highway Dist. Bench " " were $433 45 228 03 10 02 60, Coeur d'Alene " j Coeur Valley •* Dalton " ! Hayden Lake " ! Lakeside " ; Panhandle " Pleasant View* 468 26 107 51 21 26 25 02 86 25 104 50 159 50 18 75 11 25 » ( : a " ed from Highway District Four Powerline Highway District Total $1733 80 : In session as a board of equalizat ion j the afternoon of July 12. j Mother's pension to Mrs. Lena j Bryant was discontinued by reason of her removal from the state. The board authorized the sale of lots 2 and 7. block 4, Ford's addition to Post Falls. July 15.—A quarter section was rolled The and off tail a picnic broke week transferred from school district 56 to district 18 compliance petition of Erick Holm and 41 other heads of families in said districts .* 1 in with Appointment of judges for the general election and designation of polling places in the county were made as follows: Athol: Judges, Mrs. Joe Snyder, Eric Larson, Anton Busk; counting judges, Harve Phillips. Mrs Jeannette McCall Athol scboolhouse. Bay view—Judges, A W Johnson, W Bayview C L Skeel. A Layton, school house. Belmont— F W Rubb, Shepherd, Robert Pape, school house. Bellgrove—Peter Jobnsoo, Modine, James S Zornes. Samuel Belmont to camped has for three which E B Scbool bouse. Coeur d'Alene—M Robish, O B Moon, F G Reeves; counting judges, Mrs L I Sayles, Mrs R G Wearne, Zoe Platt. Annex scboolhouse. Carlio Bay— Paul E Hyde, Isaac „ T , Hollingsworth, Paul C Kruger. Schoolbouje. Cougar-F R Ulrich, JO Mrs T H Patchen. Scboolhouse. Halton-Daniel Ba.li.e, Weeks ' Alice Kra " er ' Hauser-A Coombs, Edw. Peters. Harrisnn-Mrs Mrs * ratlk c,juntin * Judges. Mrs Gu,uv UrMS ' Lee K " U ""° Iluuse ' Roscoe The the School house. F Weeks, Samuel School house. 19. G'O E Rtynolds, B masked thug ing Peter Jensen; Ada Bishop, School (CONTINUED ON TAGE TWO) VALUES CLIMBING anu the Idaho's Assessable Wealth Reported At Boise. now Boise, Idaho.—The assessed value of property In Idaho, as reported on the county real property assessment rolls for 1920, Is 1353,499,219, or an increase of $24,002,608 26 over the reported value of Î 919 and 9,907,688 • 26 Increase over the value of the property except utility property equalized by the 1919 state board equalization. tion flKures were completed state auditor's office from county abstracts. were the have at it give state as ot Total assessed valua by the the 44 Figures have been completed the 1920 state board of equalization. The 1919 assessed valuation county boards of equalizati $329,496,610.74, for A of to as set by on was and the equalized value by the state board for 1919 $344,591,630 74. n was 1. FROM OVER THE COUNTY in POST FALLS Mashal W. L. Carr and T. M. Reardon put 144 loads of gravel the streets. S. W. Berry brought In the home grown roasting There are no huckleberries io the mountains south of town. Bids on the water works bond to be opened Sept. 7 . A. F. Weeks succeeds G. A. Hickel on the East Greenacres school board. John Herron sold his 80 ucre farm near Hauser for $8000. Fred Johnston has sold his Hauser Lake tract to Fred Lewis. in of on first ears. s are II. SPIRIT LAKE A movement Is on foot to a Boy Scout troop Father Hynes attended the priests' annual retreat at Boise last week. " Lundemo's pool hall was burgiariz • ed one night recently and $33 taken from the cash register. organize the tion 1919 told at of been spoke along an would sold Of in are have the week, was of $ HARRISON An auto driven by J. E. Wood rolled down the hill at Shingle bay. The occupants including Mrs. Wood and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cleveland escaped with minor injuries. Iver Johnson. top loader at Rutledge's camp No. 12 , was jerked off a loaded car by the slack of the tail line of the jammer, aod suffered a dislocated knee and sprained leg. The W. R. C. held their annual picnic this week. The dynamo for the light plant broke down Tuesday morning of last week but was repaired before night. CŒUR D'ALENE About 40 Boy Scouts in charge of Scoutmaster Archie Dayton, Dr. Cornwall and Rev. Lewellyn, hiked to Canfield mountain where they camped Friday and Saturday nights. The Coeur d'Alene Aquatic club has been organized with T. L. Quarles, Jr. president. School opens Sept. 7 with teachers for all grades. Late resignations left three vacancies iD the high school which were not filled up to last Saturday. The democratic committee met Saturday and adjourned the call for the county convention until August 19. B A White, weighmaster of the Northern Pacific, was held up by a masked man Sunday night, thug was disappointed to find noth ing but a pay check. The A Bout 40 people attended partisan league evening which was addressed by II. F. Samuels. At a meeting of American Legion Auk. 9, officers were elected for the ensuin« year. Henry DeWalrt elected commander and 0. W. Hodge, vice commander. a non meetlnK Saturday was value on an the • A liquor auto and two occupants KivinK their names as Frank Jones and T. J. Smith were captured by Sheriff Quarles and Deputies Berry aud Skogstad in the city Sunday nitrbt. Three cases of Johnny Walker whiskey were confiscated. state as ot On Labor day, the Four L locals of this section of the country will hold a picnic at Liberty lake. On the program will be scheduled a ball game between the Rutledge team of Coeur d'Alene and the Humblrd Sanrt point. Stanley Webster of Spokane will de liver the principal address. the 44 for team of Congressman J. by was B. F. Sheehan, j&groni most of the University extension department and state was seed commissioner Kooteoai county Tuesday to confer with the county agricultural agent and was in on Mooday and gram growers with the view of starting a pure seed growing project among the farmers. A truck laden with long sections of 12-inch pipe, a Jackson M. pump aud other machinery arrived at Hayden lake last week and are being Installed in connection with the Post Falls Irrigation system,which bas its of supply in Hayden lake. The where it on for source material came fr uu Cusick, had been in use. The republican county central committee met at the office ot County Chairman E. II. Whitla at Saturday, and adjourned until o'clock to meet at the courthouse. There they perfected their organiza tion, electing R. F. Kercheval chair man, and an executive committee of five, consisting of the following: C. Potts, Coeur d'Alene; E. F. Conklin, Spirit Lake; Rathdrum; E. C. Wert, Harrison,and Chas. Mills, Ford. noon oue II. Miles Egbers, • Idaho State News Items, j land j W. V. Leonard of the Leonard Engineering company of Boise i the race for the Republican tion for state mining inspector. Value of assessable property in Kootenai county as shown by roils of 1919 was $1 1,228.238, and the 1920 figures show a total of $11,835,173, an increase of $606,945. E. T. Taylor, secretary Farmers' union of Kooteoai told the stale board of equalizati at Boise last Friday that Kootenai county assessments should be proper tionateiy low. The meeting of the county assessors of Idaho at Boise was dismissed last Friday thanked the assessors for thfiir infor mation. All of the 44 counties had 1 been heard from. The state board of k « equalization is now at work. ,be just Burton L. French, congressman, j spoke at Moscow 00 marketing wheat of along a line he recently suggested in tended an interview, by which federal banks ments would finance the wheat crop lind piled require at least one-fourth of it to be tax sold each three months of the year. showed Latah county will ask extradition ments Of Henry Oebrlio, now under arrest in Spokane 00 a charge of stealing gasoline from one of the Potlatch Lumber company's logging camps Fire patrols are organized, there are no bad ( 1 res, and recent rains have reduced the fire hazards, in southern Idaho, according to a report received by I. H. Nash, state land commissioner. Former Governor Gooding warned the state board of equalization last week, that if the valuation on sheep was not reduced to $4 a head instead of $ 6 , the preseot assessment, the the sheep s in nomma the 16 of the county, list the on by Governor Davis, who tbe of and Idaho. in has of non ship. II. the HELD CONVENTIONS non Both Parlies At County Seat Tuesday. was The Kootenai county convec tions of the two parties were held at Cœur d'Alene Tuesday. The republicans elected the fol lowing delegates to the state vention which by con is to be held at Pocatello Tuesday, Aug. 24. R. E, McFarland, E. R. Whitla, C. H. Potts, F. D. Payne, G. R. Scott, E. V. Boughton, R. F. Kercheval, R. S. Nelson, all of Cœur d'Alene; Hans Johnson of Worley; E. F. Conklin, Spirit Lake; Col. W. H. Edelblute, RathdrumjJ. J. Hughes, Harrison. As the county is en titled to six votes in the tion, each of the twelve delegates will have half a vote. E. R. Whitla was elected of hold the ball of de J. conven the and in state committeeman for Kootenai county. Resolutions were adopted in dorsing the party platform, Hard ing, Coolidge, Senator Borah, Congressmen French and Smith, Governor Davis General Black. and of and Attorney District Judge Dunn was indorsed and he it was recommended for the nomination for justice of the supreme court of Idaho. republican county officials was also recommended. The administration of A. A. Crane was chairman of U e M. Jones, of convention and E. secretary. The democratic county conven tion chose four delegates to their state convention to meet at Idaho Falls, August 24: R. H. Elder, Mrs. Theresa Graham, R. D. T. J. Morrow, all of T. J. Deck of state com • Leeper, Coeur d'Alene. Post Falls was elected mitteeman. j land valuations wou'd have to be j reduced next year because the whole fabric of prosperity was dependent . T> , 1 ert Reed * prosecuting attorney of k « oleDai count ** 1«®$ Saturday asked ,be Stale b(,ard of equalization for a just and equitable assessment between j counties and in the different classes of property in his county He coo tended that Kootenai county assess ments were too high, but figures coui piled by John D. Robertson, actlog tax commissioner,assisting the board, showed that Kootenai county assess ments were * (,w - on the state livestock industry. He assured the board that the cattle and sheep industry was in a serious con - dition and that some should lie given.* encouragement Miss Ethel E. Red field,state super intendent of public instruction, has announced an education revival for southeastern Idaho in 15 counties in the "back to school" drive, August 16 to 28. A survey is being made to list all young people up tu 21 years ofagewhoare out or school. The opportunities of education in local schools, public, private and collegiate institutions, is to be impressed upon the young people not attending schools. According to statistics compiled by tbe department of automobile régis tration, bureau of license, department of law enforcement, there are 46,360 gasoline passenger cars, electric passenger cars, gasoline motor trucks, and electric motor trucks in U 9 e in Idaho. Tbe total amount collected in fees from Jaouary 1 to July 1,1920, has totalled $801,964.25. Farm tractors are not licensed by tbe bureau of liceose aod no record is kept of non resident registrations and re registrations due to transfer of owner ship.