THE RATHDRUM TRIBUNE
RATHDRUM, KOOTENAI COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1923
VOL. XXVIII. NO. 35
11.50 PER YEAR
PRIMARY BILLS OP
Republican Measure Requires
Taking Party Oath.
direct primary bill,sponsored by
the Ada county delegation and
the republican members from
Boundary, Jefferson and Bear
Lake counties, was introduced
today in the house.
The measure provides for a
primary election for all congres
sional, state,district and county
offices; a non-political judiciary;
registration of electors under
oath by party affiliations, a
state platform convention of
party candidates and commit
tees and a nominating conven
tion for parties not eligible to
hold a primary election.
Under the provisions of the
bill no voter is permitted to
vote at the nominating election
unless he has registered by tak
ing the prescribed oath and then
only the ticket of the party with
which he has registered his affil
Another form of oath is pre
scribed for electors who do not
care to register their party. This
oath permits electors to vote
only in the general election.
The bill provides that the pri
mary shall be held the fourth
Tuesday of May, 1924, and
Candidates must file 30 to 60
days before the primary. Fees
are f 2 for offices of $300 salary
or less and 1 per cent additional
where the salary is greater. No
candidate may expend on his
campaign any money except for :
etc., and the bill limits the
amount that may be expended;
to from 10 to 30 per cent of the
salary of the office sought.
Progressive Primary Bill.
primary bill introduced in the
legislature by Senator Wurtz,
progressive. Canyon county, is
in harmony with the progressive
Tile bill provides for the hoki
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FROM OVER THE COUNTY
Valley local No. 47, of the farmers'
union met In regular session Friday.
A hot lunch was served at noon.
Members from Valley local who
attended the county convention held
at Coeur d'Alene Saturday, were Mr.
and Mrs. A. D. McDonald, Miss
Adella McDonald, L. Roy Wilson,
Pete Anderson, G. W. Feely, Grant
Miller and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Feely.
There was a dance In the Valley
hall Saturday night. The Dennison
brothers furnished the music.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Todd transact
ed business io Coeur d'Alene Satur
C. W. Feely and Bert Jones were
Spokane visitors Sunday.
Miss Daisy Fisher from Huetter
was a guest of Miss Emiiy Thompson
M rs. R M Grove left Saturday for
Seattle to meet her husband who has
been there for more than a week in
the transaction of business.
John Bunu wrenched his knee two i
weeks ago and is able to «at about
again after several days in bed.
Ezra Heed came in from the Brad
bury mine Sunday to purchase
supplies from tbe Cbiico Mercantile
County Agricultural Agent R. N.
Irving and Deputy State Veterinarian
C. H. Seagraves inspected the Gilbert
dairy herd Tuesday.
number of Chilco citizens attended,
an * olhers P re?ent we ' e Patter
son, Greenacres, Wash ; Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Straborn and Mrs. Slrahorn's
sister, Hayden Lake; Mr. and Mrs.
A community party was held at the
Cbiico school house last Friday night.
A short program was given: Dialog
by Mr. and Mrs Frank Heath, daugh
ter Annabelle, and Roy Hollister;
short sketch, ''Minister's Mistake,"
by Misses Strahorn and Hollister;
short sketch, by Nick Ihly and Clif
ford Williams; whistling solo by
Grant Riesland accompanied by Miss
Strahorn; recitation by Nick Ihly.
Progressive pinochle followed the
program, first prizes, gold watch and
chain and lavalier, going to Mr. and
Mrs. Strahorn, and the booby prize,
two onions, to Ray Patterson.
Refreshments were served. A large
Art Tremen and Mr. Tremen's father,
The commissioners of Pleasant
View Highway district prohibit
trucks of two tons or more hauling
over the dirt and gravel roads except
when the roads are dry or frozen.
S. W. Berry found a ripe strawber
ry on the vine out in the open.
H H. Hulme of the Glenyon ranch
south of the river has expended $1400
on a water sprinkling system. He
-pecializes in strawberries.
The high school basket ball team
defeated the Sandpolnt team 19 to 16
in a rough game at Saudpoint.
The Parent Teacher»' association
The Spirit Lake high school has ket
1 hall team claims to have been victor
I mus in all high school games played
Î so far this season.
j The girls' basket ball learn reports
j having defeated the girls at Laclede
I Jan. 13, score 18 to 17.
The fox farm has been closed to
Miss Belle has succeeded MissSmilh
j as teacher of the third grade.
1 The new school house at Blanchard
has been completed and was opened
with a dance Jan. 13.
The Hazelwood company put 125
men to wora this week harvesting ice
on Bonanza lake. The ice Is 8 inches
thick and 60,000 Ions are to be cut in
30 days, according to plans announced
by Fred N. Martin, secretary of the
George D. Wright, former caretaker j
of Heyburn park, died last week in
E F. Conklin filed suit with the
cleik of the district court against
George H. Tyler and others to quiet
title to certain property in Spirit
A judgment totaling $240 70 was
given by Judge J. M, Flynn, in the
district court, to tbe Stale Bank of
Worley, in its case against E. N.
Roberts, to recover on a mortgage,
- The funeral of Robert Wilson, who
died of sleeping sickness, was held
A check of the county tax roils,
completed Friday by the county
auditor's office, discloses that delin
quent taxes amount to approximately
GET PACKING PLANT
Talk of New Enterprise For
A number of Rathdrum citizens
are becoming interested in discus
sion of the bright possibilities of
establishing an apple packing
plant at some point on the N.P. or
Milwaukee right of way in town.
It is claimed that apple growers
who have had their apples packed
here and shipped from this point
the last two seasons have fouud
that Rathdrum has advantages
over neighboring communities that
are worth consideration. It is on
the mainline of the Northern
Pacific, and cars can be obtained
much more promptly than at other
points. By the use of motor trucks
a considerable area of orchards
can be given excellent service.
The opinion prevails that if a
suitable site is provided the
growers can be interested in organ
izing a stock company and erecting
Town Board Meeting.
The board of village trustees met
Tuesday evening.drank a iug of sweet
apple cider furnished by Trustee A.
H. Richmond, and transacted a little
The board discussed favorably the
suggestions to secure sites in Rath
drum for a fruit packing house and a
One of the warrants drawn Is in
payment of the premium to the state
food covering village
employes. This amounted to $31.70
which is $11 more than for any
previous payment, due to including
ill casual labor as well as employes oo
All outstanding wa rants have been
Unexpended balances of the 1922—
'23 appropriation, svhich must hold
out until May 1, are:
Current expense fund.
Public Improvement fund
27 . 4 «
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Leifsen,
died at her home Friday morning of
John Nelson was badly burned on
the hands by the explosion of an oil
beater. The house was set on fire but
neighbors extinguished the blaze with
a garden hose before the arrival of
the fire department.
Dr. Powell, veterinarian, reports
that tbe glanders among- horses, in
Kootenai county, is practically
checked, after the loss of 21 valuable
At a special meeting of 'the school
board Supt. Shank was authorized to
e m pi oy an additional teacher to leach
English aod Latin.
Sheriff T. L. Quarles and George
Evans, chief of police, of Ooefir d'
Alene, attended the Northwestern
association of peace officers c [inven
tion held at Portland, Oregon,, last
Thirty seven articles. Inch jdifltf a
cook stove, phonograph,curtai as,rugs,
kitchen sinks, center tablets and
pictures, identified by Harry p.
Ganese, of Spokane, as having been
stolen from his summer home
Liberty lake in the early part of last
October, were brought in from the
Jay Wright cabin at Hayden lake last
Friday by Deputy Sheriff Julius
Johnson. On Monday Sheriff Quarles
received by wire from Reno, Nevada,
officers stating that the Hudson
Speedster,in possession of Jay Wright
at the time of his arrest last Novem -
her, was owned in California, and bad
been stolen In Reno last June. Wright
Is now serving time in tbe stale
penitentiary at Boise for burglary.
There is talk of water meters being
Installed generally in Harrison. ,
Mrs. J. E Wood entertained the
W. R. C at a chicken dinner.
L. G. Wellington is the newly
installed consul of the Modern Wood
men camp R. N. Wood is clerk.
Mrs. Nels Madson had several ribs
broaen and her son-in-law, Carl
Riche), sustained a bid scalp wound
when they were thrown from a vehicle
while driving to Plummer,
horses became frightened while enter
ing Plummmer and upset the vehicle.
Fifteen coyotes have been caught
the Mountain View neighborhood
E V. Weeks was appointed a mem
ber of tbe Worley school board to
succeed John Zornes, resigned.
Tbe school board, at a special nu et
ing, reduced the cash deposit required
of pupils as a guarantee fur good care
of their books from $2 to $ 1 .
Fire destoryed the bouse and con
tents owned by A. N. Bushnell south
of Worley. The gale blew the stove
pipe off the roof, a circumstance that
was not noticed before building the
next fire io the stove.
Clarence Nelson was accidentally
killed in the John Ankar
camp near St. Joe.
Thomas Chance, 68 , died at bis
home in Worley Jan. 18.
W. R, C. Instillation.
The W. R C. met in regular session
Jan. 20, and installed the following
officers, Mrs. Libby Taylor of Spirit
Lake acting as installing officer:
President, Belle Tucker; S. V. P.,
Oiilia Salchwell; J. V. P Ella Rich
Boise. Idaho.—Bank stock will be
assessed this year on 60 per cent of
valuation, according to a decision of
the State Association of Assessors
made at the afternoon session of the
second day's meeting.
This decision of the assessors re
garding valuations on bank stock
rneans a reduction of 10 per cent over,
that of last year.
It was also determined at the meet
ing that valuations on real property
should remain at the same rale as
The assessors also adopted the fol
lowing schedule of prices for valua
tions on personal property: Yearling
calves, $ 10 ; common cattle, $ 20 ; milk
cows, $40; thorobred cows, $65; regis
tered cows, $100; registeied bulls,$75;
rade or work horses, $40 and up;
horses, $40 and down; mules,
mond; Secy., Bertha Stoutenburg:
Treas , Mary Post; chaplain, Julia
Polesun; guard, Ellen Gaston; pat ins.
Mary Humphrey; musician. Blanche
Richmond; assistant conductor, Cura
Sheffield;assistaot guard,Sara Overby:
press correspondent, Bertha Stouten
burg; Color bearers: Hazel Rnscoe,
Minnie Goodrich. Gertrude Woulery,
Dinner was served at noon, all en
joying a very pleasant time,
next meeting will be held Saturday.
Delegates chosen to the next
district convention were Belle Tucker,
Ella Richmond aod Fanny Brnphy;
alternates, Otilia Satchwell, Julia
Polesoo and Gertrude Woolery.
Tax Values Fixed.
roads of the country will spend
; mately $700.000,000 on new
t and improvements during
ording to careful estimates
by the Railway Age.
7 railroads with an aggre
pB of about 95,000.
NEW BANKING LAW
Other Proposed Measures In
Boise, Idaho.—Several banking
hills were introduced in the Seven
teenth legislature last Saturday.
One of these acts requires banks
to invest all trust funds and savings
deposits in such securities as are
legal for investment by savings
banks. The administration
measure includes in this list of
securities joint stock land banks,
warrants of cities, towns and
counties outside the state, and
bonds of districts organized under
the Idaho laws and approved by a
Another feature of this bill
requires the setting aside of all
savings deposits for the exclusive
use of paying depositors and shall
not he used to pay any other obli
gation or liability until after the
payment of all depositors in the
savings department. Banks shall
keep a complete list of the assets
set aside for the protection of the
Under the terms of the proposed
law, officers and clerks will be held
responsible for all checks cashed
for persons who have no deposits
unless the hoard of directors auth
orizes such action. Officers who
knowingly and persistently over
draw their personal accounts and
the officer who permits the over
drafts shall be deemed guilty of
misappropriation and shall be
subject to a fine of $iooo or im
prisonment in the county jail for
one year or both. Banks must
carry all liabilities on their books
and officers responsible for any
deemed guilty of a felony.
A senate bill by Pollard provides
for the furnishing of sufficient cars
by railroad companies for carlot
shipments and the creation of a
reciprocal demurrage law which
would compel railway companies
to pay a per diem penalty for each
day they forced a shipper t« wait
A bill requiring tax collectors to
notify mortgage holders when a
piece of property is delinquent,
was killed on motion of Boughton
of Kootenai who pointed out that
the act would add an expense to
Visions of a strong fight loomed
when a bill made its appearance in
the house requiring all railroads to
fence their entire right of way.
is expected the measure will he
fought by tbe Oregon Short Line
because of the heavy expense esti*
ma t e d to run into hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
The Progressive bill providing
^ ^ exe " iptjon on pr0 perty im
provements up to >500 was inden
itely postponed by the senate,
after the judiciary committee had
with the recom
reported it out
mendation that "it be not printed.
The measure was
identical with a bill introduced in
the house of representatives by
of Clearwater and is
Sonner of Canyon county.
A measure aimed to change the
present system of election registra
tion in Idaho was introduced by
Senators Huffaker and Johnson,
and provides that when an elector
gisters for the general election,
" — while
he would not again register
living in the precinct.
Disney of Lincoln, presented a
hill which provides a penalty of a
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