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THE RATHDRUM TRIBÜNE
VOL. XXVI, NO. 22 Rathdrum, kootenai county, IDAHO, FRIDAY, OCTOBI ÏR 29, 1920 11.50 PER YEAR GOT OUT A CROWD ! ! Conner and Moore Spoke Here Monday Night. Oapl A H Conner of Sandpoint ami Lieut. Governor C. C. Moore, publican state speakers, addressed a crowd of nearly 200 persons at Frater ' pat ball Monday night. Miles F. Eg bere presided and made introductory r marks concerning qualifications and perience of county candidates, a number of whom were present in the audience. Features of the program, arranged fur by Mr. Embers, included the unveiling of a lame picture of Senator Harding during the singing of a special campaigo song with N II. Taylor as leader. Captain Conner spoke chiefly on the league oi nations issue and assailed the rtcord of the war department. He said he came home from service in France favoring a league to prevent wars, hut he proceeded to make a careful study of the treaty or Versailles and the covenant of the league of oations, a copy of which he held in bis band, and he came gradually to the conclusion that this league is for war instead of peace. He nid it was absolutely clear that join log the league would embroil the United States In European rivalries and quarrels against which Washing ton gave warning and in which the American people would have do Interests. If the United States was a member of the league now, he said, we would he called upon to furnish men and money to settle disputes in Europe and Asia. He said this view ; FX I is substantiated by the speeches uf \ President Wilson as well as bv j Premier Lloyd-George, and by state- | ment* put out by the council of the J league of nations. ! j I ; He read the speech of Lloyd George to the effect that on accountof America remaiuing out the league was without force and ' mandates t in means to carry out Armenia, Poland, Persia and other troubled sections of Europe or Asia, tbe other powers Dot beiug able to spare the men and money needed. Re asked if the fathers and mothers of America want a league that would be calling their sons to fight in far off foreign wars at the behest of 31 other nations. I If not, he said they should I v, -»'e for Harding for president. Captain Conner voiced resentmeut the claim made by some democratic leaders that America is in honor | bound to accept the treaty of ! Versailles and subscribe to the league | of nations covenant. He pointed out ! that the American people had no! voice in drawing up the documents ! «ud he declared they did not have to j accept them. The. other matter that ! s i aroused his ire, he said was tbe extravagance of tbe war department. Re said he had summed up tbe figures «nd found tnat four billions of dollars of Liberty bond money was expended bv tbe department airplanes, links, artillery and shells, yet only 32 P ecesof American artillery and 00 American battle planes reached the front before the armistice. He said his men in the Argonne bad no 8 rplane protection against German planes which swooped down harassed them daily with machine trua fire. for aud In 1917 the department promised 20,000 battle planes by the *pdn}i of 1918, but not drived at the front in November of 'bat year. J ershing's floal report which stated 'bat the American army in France Vtas dependent upon tbe allies for u ifplanes, tanks and artillery. Curious 1 know the reason for this, Captain uonersaid he took note of proceed 1 fcrs upon his return home aod while s irving had one He read from General (J in the judge advocate 1 eoeral's office iu Washington, D. C.. ' ud found that three investigate 'bowed that instead of building blaues which the allies had proven efficient by two aod a half year's use l be department had wasted its time ■ ns an I money op experiments ! tintried m Cant (', with new ! rt and lun.lt.ton systems, 'oner »Unke word a fur Gooding and urged the fur the amendment number people to vote to increase the of justices of the state supreme court from three to five. Slid the court He was two tears behind in its work. Lieut Governor Moore spoke the cabinet form of a a of a a ; on the tariff and state government. He argued that protective tariff was needed to the American a protect farmer against the imported products of cheap foreign labor. The laborer also needed the protection he said and he cited figures to show that iroo workers in Penn sylvania get as high while in Japan the same class of labor is paid but $2 or $2.50. as $14 a day, Mr. Moore state gi°ing figures defended the cabinet form of government in Idaho, to show that it is more economical and efficient than the old form: that under it nine departments do the work formerly clone by 33 boards, and the number of appointments by the governor has been reduced from 87 to 11 . In explaining the increase in state taxes in 1919, Mr. Moore the Alexander administration kept state taxes down by using tbe soldiers' home aud Lewiston normal insurance money and by leaving unpaid claims. He said Davis' administration had to raise money to pay these claims arid rebuild the soldiers' home ana state normal, besides state highways. He reminded his hearers that the state levy is lower this year. County candidates present at the meeting were H. F. Cleland for said treasurer, Probate Judge Whitney, County Commissioner F. A. Morris, R B. Mooney for coroner, E V. I Bougbton for state senator, Roger G. \ Wearne for county attorney. j | J Steps were taken at the meeting to ! organize a women's republican club, a j meetiug with Mrs. A. E Franklin at I tbe Rest Room being announced fur ; the afternoon of October 26, ' t T. A. Walters Spoke Here. Ted A. Walters, ex attorney gener al and present democratic nominee for governor, spoke at Fraternal ball Tuesday evening. He was introduced by F. G Hart, local candidate for the legislature, and talked about two hours. Mr. Walters voiced his party's I attitude toward the cabinet system of state government, which he criticized as not suited to a state with so small a I | Population as Idaho has: as expensive and as tending to build up a political ! | machine for tbe party in power, ! a,so objected to it on tbe ground that 11 was adu P ted b >' lbe le « lslature ! witbüUl baviD * been submitted to j tbe P e0 P le - ln lhis connection, the ! s P eaker bounced the action of the (last legislature for repealing the i statewide direct primary law. He fl « ures Ending to show taxes l" r 1019--0 amount to a iout Speaking or state finances, he read that state six million dollars, whereas those of , . Alexander's last two years were but a little over two million He admitted tbe Alexander administration left a deficit of $180,000 fur Davis' adrnin Oration to pay, but said tbe deficit was due largely to tbe state war activities and fire fighting, for which were made. He no appropriations criticized the state highways as extravagant and inefficient, and declared that $1,000. '000 worth of state deficiency warrants present building of are now outstanding. Mr. to national issues, Pass-.n g Walters decried the republican criti cisms of the Wilson administration for extravagance in said some waste could not be avoided, that the war was not a party matter, that it was supported by all patriotic Americans money was spent freely, lie pleaded loquently for the league of and argued that since "4 allons bad joined the league, Uoited States should also juin, did not mention tbe tariff, which the tbe war. He regardless of party aud nations other ■ I he He HASTE TO SELL LAND new fur vote the Judge Ailshie Says Idaho state Should Co Slow. He of Judge James F. Ailshie, former justice of the Idaho'supreme court, opposes the proposed constitutional on a amendment to provide for the sale of 200 sections of state school laod each He points out that the consti the year, lutiooaMimitatlon was originally 25 sections and that increased to 100. the proposed increase to 200 sections the this had been He characterizes day, a year as dangerous and pernicious. He says: '-Now the question arises, why such haste to sell off all the school lands of the state? Our popu lation is not increasing very rapidly. We bave in Idaho millions of acre* ol land held in private ownership not under cultivation, hundreds of thousands of acres of the finest ol timber held by private owners that will not be cut in the next 20 years 'Tu my opinion the chief accom plishment of this proposed amend ment would be simply to enable timber companies and livestock corporations to gather into private ownership of a few large companies these slate lands, at minimum prices, and they in turn will hold them for speculation. There are comparatively few farmers or settlers who will bid on these timber or grazing lands. Now I ask why not let the state continue to own this land and reap the profits of increased valuation? Why be In a hurry to barter^it all away? Let us defeat proposed amendment No. 10. Judge Ailshie also opposes the pro posed amendment to provide for appeals from decisions of the public utilities co mm lésion. .He says there seems to be no good reason tor asking the supreme court to review the facts in a public utilities case, and it can now, without any amendment, review the law of the case. He favors increasing the member ship of the supreme court because the court is now a couple of years behind in its work and litigation is accordingly delayed. that the and the to in to arid He the for said V. G. to a at fur ball the two republicans have brought up as a campaigo issue. Mr. Walters lauded the work of Senator Nugent and urged his re election. Prominent democrats present from Coeur d'Alene national commiteeman; nette, county chairman, and Frank Langley, nominee for state senator. of a Bob Elder, N. D. Wer~ were to the the the He FROM OVER THE COUNTY POST FAILS There are three numbers on the Post Falls lyceum course. Chicken thieves raided the roosts owned by L. C. and Win. Spencer and got away with about forty fowls. Two cars of apples were shipped by Wm. Pettit to Topeka, Kau., and oue by O. W. Schilling to Judson, N. of a a car D. He E. A. Kaye of Spokane Bridge raised a potatoe weighing 4j pounds. The East Greenacres apple crop is larger than had been expected. Election returns are to be shown on the screen at tbe Presbyterian build ing Nov. 2, from 8 p. m. until 1 a. m. of HARRISON Tbe republicans had a crowded house at the Liberty theater Wednes - day night of last week. Frank Langley, democratic candi date for state senator, while here, expressed dissatisfaction present primary-convention system of nomination. Frost at Medimont prevented corn, tomatoes, beans and si inflowers from with the he I maiuring a«,d send away (or ieea Dext spring. 'armers will have to A large acrenge of winter wheat is reported in the Medimont section. Neil Coventry, county surveyor,and two assistants, the Slayton neighborhood. have been surveying In SPIRIT LAKE Jo in Dimellng, general manager of the Panhandle Lumber company, goes hack to Pennsylvania to vote. Ruth Irene Phillips.age 10 months, died Oct. 14 from spasms. Receipts of the Catholic fair and bazarr were approximately $400. S. A. McCoubrey has resigned his position with the Panhandle Lumber company and h*s gone to Frazier, Colo., to become general manager of the Stevens-Harr Lumber company. a CŒUR D'ALENE A final decree of distribution was entered in me probate court Monday in the estate ol Harietta Olson. Isaiah Shockley, aged 73 years, died of pneumonia Dct. 21. The stores afe to close at 12:30 on Armistice day. Ed Garrels »fas granted a divorce front Amy Garrels by .Judge R N Duod of the district court. Beulah Jean Smith, 9 year o!d daughter of Mr. Smith, died Friday after several days' illness Judge R N. last week to b district court. Scottish Rlti Masons from all over Northern Idaho were in Coeur d' Alene this week, the occasion beiog the four day reunion of that older. Superintendent Clatk, of the Coeur d'Alene hatchery, brought over from Elk River Saturday 150,000 trout eggs and installed them in tne local hatchery. A decree of final distribution was entered in the estate of Thomas Jovce, at the uffice of the probate judge Friday. Floyd Van Wey was arraigned before Probate Judge Whitney on the charge of nonsbpport. He entered a plea of guilty ijmd was given a 00-day sentence in jail. However, on giving bond to support bis family, the sentence was suspended, and Mrs. James Dunn weot to Wallace old a session of tbe is SCHOOL NOTES. FROM THE SCHOOL Mr Geo Sylvester and Mrs. N. II. Taylor are substituting in the grades during tbe illness of Miss Laird and Miss Maloney. A straw ballot on tbe two leading presidential candidates was taken by tbe high school Wednesday morning, forty one votlqg- The result stood three for Gov. Cox ana thirty eight for Senator Harding. "Weinie roasts'' seeiu to be the order of tbe day with the grade pupils. Mondjty the 7ih grade bad uue aod ou Tuesday evening another was enjoyed by tbe eighth grade. Both went up in tbe hills north of town, Tbe town gasket ball team has of made arrangement with tbe board to use the II. S, gym. Tuesday aod 1 Thursday evenings for practise. Last ■ Friday evening they played the Spirit I Lake town team on the local Hour, taking the visitors ioto camp to the tune of 40 to 5. The high scliool studeots will give a Hallowe'en party at the hall Friday eveolng. served, gamed aod dancing will be enjoyed. The following patronesses have been selected to chaperone the party: Mesdames (J. L. Ileitman, J. BJemond, N, H. Tailor, F. Hering and S- B, McCbeyne. The Juniors have planned and will will Refreshments be hold a pup corj» sale on election day y is general election legal holiday. There ools will all have a it day. The election in tbe high school Next Tuesrta day which is a fore, tbe s*ch vacation on t-h will be held building FARM BUREAU PLAN by Kjosoess. Cœur d'Alene, Idaho, Oct. 23 .— The Farmers' Union held a meet ing today and one of the features of the meeting, besides the big spread was an address given by C. S. Kjosness, of the extension de partment of the University of Idaho. Mr. Kjosness gave a detailed account of the workings of the farm bureau; how the idea origina ted in congress wherein the United States government offered to match one dollar for every dollar given by any state in this line of work. The result was in Idaho, the federal government contributes J6oo for each county, the state has appropriated $600 and the county commissioners appropriate the necessary amount of the balance for the maintenance of a county agent. He stated that it was alwa )9 good judgment to retain an effici ent county agent, and said th*<t while the farmers in most counties objected to an agent being sent among them on the start, in the long run they would not let the bureau go under any circumstances. "You name the job and we will be with you,'' is how he summed up the purpose of the farm bureau, and stated that "the Farm bureau does not antagonize the Farmers' Union," and that the importance of a public institution like the bureau was to back up public work. Navy Want? Recruits. Chief Quartermaster L F. Boss hardt, In charge of the uavy recruit ing station at Coeur d'Alene, was iu Ratbdrum Wednesday, did not seem to he generally knowu here that the navy recruiting station for this district is at Coeur d'AleDe. He gave the Tribune the following information: The navy takes recruits of the ages of 17 to 35. It has 22 trade school* that boys of 17 can enter, and with 58,000 vacancies it Is apparent there is room for men and opportunities for rapid promotion. The United States He said It have the best ships In the world, but they are useless unless they are manned. Secretary Daniels' new itinerary provides fur the Pacific fleet to leave San Francisco next June I for a year's cruise to include visit* at Honolulu, Australia, New South Wales, the South Sea Islands, China, Japan and tbe Philippines. Chief Bosshardt said recruits enter ing between now and December may make this cruise. Terpis of eullst ment are 2, 3 or 4 years. State Gets Marshall Property. Liberty bonds to tbe arnuuot of $500, a check for $991.40, 5000 shares of mining stuck, aod two city lots in the town of Ratbdrum, Idaho, were turned over to the state treasurer at Boise by Frank Weuz, administrator for the estate of Edward Marshall of Ralhdrutu, Monday. This property will be placed io the state school permanent endowment fund, says the Statesman. The estate was left to the state because no relatives of Marshall's could be found. Tbe regular monthly meeting of the Ratbdrum chamber of commerce Is to be held next Wednesday evening in the banquet room of the Fraternal hall. One matter to he decided is the proposed chaDge of meetiDg to Iho first Friday night of each mouth.