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LEADINO, OFFICIAL >
VND OLDEST NEWSPAPER OF CUSTER COUNTY, IDAHO
82.50 PER YEAR
CHALLIS. IDAHO. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 12, 1919
NO
pmii* BiliS
An appeal has'been filed
the District Court from the
action of the board of coun
ty commissioners in allow
ing certain bills for services
Tendered in maintaining the
quarantine ag ainst Spanish
Influenza in this countv.
Davidson, Floyd S« a ugt ri
The appellants are: C.
Charles Morrison, J- B. Hun
ter and Alex Burnett, with
George L. Ambrose acting as
their attorney.
Should the bills in contro
▼ersy be decided illegal, then, 1
•uch decision would either
automatically act as a judg
ment against the payees or
«ait would have to be brot
to recover said monevs.
BRAKE BAIL!
I. o
O. F. HALL
' under auspices of
Odd F ellow Lodge
In honor of Washington's birthday
Supper by the Rebekahs
TO ' >,
r\*i Mi l*"" I
l\>'
Sound
Business Counsel
Clients of this institution
are always welcome to the ad
vice and judgment of our experienced
officers regarding any personal busi*
ness matters.
The proper kind of a banking
connection can be used to pro
tect your judgment as well as
your money. Even a small
savings account depos
ited with this bank
is quite sufficient to
establish proper
banking connections.
Safety-Honesty—Courtesy—Service
E. W. HOVEY. Cashier
E. K. TUNISON, Asst. Cash
S. L. REECE. Prest.
E. J. MICH AEL V.Prest.
'HE FIRST STATE
CHALLIS IDAHO
bank:
APPEAL TAKEN
ACTION
An appeal has been filed
the district court from the,
-action of the board of coun- '
i ty comm issioners relative to j
cIaim Harry Holden'
for lc 'gal services in the es-;
ta , b | ishin S of the quarantine, j
^ be a PP e llant is W. W. Ad
aniBon, who is also
^ f ° r Mr " Holde "'
attorn
1 the claim,
The appeal is taken to re
cover from Custer county
the sum of $1000.00 for ser
vices rendered the county,
the board of county commis
sioners having disallowed
e Print Batter Wrappers
A
RAIE
'
j
j
the desires of a hopeful few are
bared, time for all interested
TO "SET IN" IN THE CAME.
WOULD RAISE TAXES
TO IMPOSSIBLE POINT
A Clear and Concise Statement of What
Pahsamaroi Secession Propositior
to Pahsamaroi, to Salmon, Challis and
... , ..at the
Pahsamaroi Secession Proposition Means
._ . ------ ----- to
Mackay and all Property Owners Affected.
Our readers, and the people of Central Idaho, gener
ally, are ito doubt aware of the proposed annexation
of that portion of Custer county lying in the Pahsam
aroi valley to Lemhi county, and takingthisfor grant
ed we will not use your time in relating those circum
stances, but rather use it to your greater advantage
in a truthful expose of the frame-up.
What it means to Custer county taxpayers:
In the event that the secession movement should be
successtul, the taxpayers of this county would find
themselves confronted by a condition of higher taxes.
To elucidate: The withdrawal from our tax rolls of
over ten per cent of our assessable valuation would
naturally' mean an increase in our taxes of over ten
per cent. Not only for one year but for every year to
come, resulting in a loss of thousands of dolfars'to the
taxpayers of this county. Are-we going to allow it?
How it would affect Salmon
. The proposed annexation of a half million to the as
sessment rolls of Lemhi county, of which the Salmon
district is the largest in both wealth and population,
would mean a reduction in taxes there for a period of
two years. Looks good doesn't it? But—here is
where the frame-up comes in. After the territory in
controversy has been annexed to Lemhi county, then
the proposition is to form a new county which would
include all territory of Lemhi county lying within: A
direct line running east and west from a point where
the Pahsamaroi river empties into the Salmon river, to
the Montana line on the east, crossing the Lemhi val
ley at the Mike Maier ranch; thence along said line in
a southerly direction, taking in the Xichoiia district, a
part of Fremont and Butte counties, Little Lost river
and Pahsamaroi valleys, with the town of May' as the
county seat. Thus would Lemhi county lose at a sin
gle stroke not only the half million of asses»able prop
erty recently' acquired but nearly a million of assessa
ble property which she already has in her boundaries,
raising the taxes i:i that county spmewhere around 25
per cent lor every year to come. Can Lemhi county*
taxpayers afford tiiis loss?
Pahsamaroi taxpayers hold the sack
A county thus created would mean the designation
of a county seat. Pahsamaroi people have been led to
believe that May. in their valley, would be the favored
town. Could this ambition be realized with the town
of Leadore, with its railways and mines, backed solid
ly lor county seat honors by at least six hundred votes
as against May's possible 800? Xo. May* could not
overcome this majority, and as a result the Pahsama
roi people would be compelled to travel through Sal
mon to their seat of county government—a distance of
about 100 miles and much more in some instances.
The taxpayers—those people who foot the bills, would
And themselves in a small county, paying high taxes
and with their dream of a county scat in their valley,
shattered. Think it over—this frame-up is going to
cost lots of money to every taxpayer in Central Idaho!
It positively exists and you must act quickly against it!
Mackay's slice of pie
The few county* seat agitators in Mackay then hope
to move the Custer county capital to their town when
the Pahsamaroi vote is lost to Challis. This ambition
would be very laudible it the county scat clique down
there would act like sportsmen'and do their work op
enlv and above board instead of embroiling the entire
section in the movement by underhanded tactics.
An analysis of the vote cast at the last election shows
that 51S votes were cast this side of Willow creek sum
mit as against 526 the other side. Presuming that
Pahsamaroi secedes, we would still have 450 votes,
and presuming that the vote of last fall is not normal
when a question of this kind arises, would we notin
crease our vote here in the same proportion as it would
be increased in Lost river valley? Mackay's county
seat clique cannot move the county seat unless an era
of exceedingly great prosperity should reach her.
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IU.LU HUH I ML.
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The following letter has
been received bv Mrs. Kirk,
* .
telling her how her son, Phil
ip met his death by a Hun
bullet'* j
r :
"Dear Madam: \our let-!
ter to the Adjutant General 1
has been referred to me. Iti
is regrettable that vou have
had to wait so lorn
lor de
i
tails ofyoar son's death and|:
even now I can only repeat
to you what mv present 1st
Sargeant tells me. I joined
this company, unfortunate
ly, only after the armistice
was signed so did not per
sonally know your son. The
company commander, at the
time of your son's death, lost
his life on the same day your
son did. The fact that the
officer who succeeded him.
was likewise killed rfcay ex
plain to some'exfbnt why
you haye never had any let
ters giving you intimate
news of your son's last mo
ments. He was. instantly •
killed by a machine gun bul
let as he advanced in that:
memorable attack in the
Aurcv river. That attack
was a part of the battle of
Chateau Thierry which will
immediately go dawn in his
tory as one of the greatest
bilities in history. It was
there that the last German
offensive which so nearly
gained its end was stemmed
by American troops, it mark;
Happenings at
DOD( t EC EtI
For the rest of the month
Wed. the \ZVn.
'The Trail to Yesterday"
THEN
Fpîday the 14 th.
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PRIZES
Followed dy a GRAND BALL for Everybody
Saturday, the 15th. " An Old Fashioned Young
Man" With a Comedy
Mon. the 17th. 'Mother Instinct' With Comedy
Wed. the 19th. A Metro Masterpiece.
FRIDAY 21
Gerard's : "MY FOUR YEARS IN GERMANY'
The Grandest Show in the Land. What our boys did. How
they fought and fell. What the kaiser thought of us at the
start and now. The Xavy; The Marines; The Raiding of
Belgium, Sinking of the Lusitania The personal experience
ol one Yankee Boy "Over There" who promised his Dad
to get four huns and how he did it. You'll yell till your
hoarse, You'll cheer because of Khaki Boys from thepiad
; old U, Also-special numbers by the Boy Scout Band
! Admission 25 and 50 ceuts.
ed the turning point and af
ter Passed Germany was
s „ t . Morebtod,
of . this company, saw yonr
^n fad face to the enemy,
dead before fie knew that he
had been struck. The bullet
pierced his brain so the sar
g^ant: tells me. I only tell
you these things as it must
comfort you to know that
his death was absolutely
j painless. I hope tcH3f* my
: dear Mrs. Kirk, that it will
be some consolation for yoif
1 to know that your son did
not die uselessly but that he
con cributed in a marked to
"' ,nn,r 'S the Spätest battle
i • •
i in history.
He was known
n ôe^.T^llï
'lent soldier and abrave man
Mm-- mur
help you to bear the greatl
sorrow which his death has!
caused you. Sincerely,
Captain Judson.

bm;y i3 indastr:al df , ression . one
preventive ci inti :r-;=i deprecates
is r:y o' mosey u.: favorable rates
of inter?-t to stimulate privat^ enter
prise. That near oar hanks must
not be clozce-i v. ith government *e
curities. If means that we cant af
ford to "let the tangs do ft." T1»
pe~ 1? nrast do it—do it from their
eo - and future.
THINK STRAIGHT >
This is a tinta for straight thtrtiHi.y,
Make sore the othtr : Jlow Is not talk
ing drive!. Analyze his thought, dont
follow it. He may be suffering with
phtaseoiegi: temarrhaee. It la epi
demic- newa-dayz iiku influenza and
much more seritvs. 1
For instance if? Teaard to the VI»
tory Liberty' Loan and these fellows
who thumb their ves-j. frown wisely,
and say "Let the haAä do it. Thsy
are burs'ir.r with* money." They ars
talking drivel It sounds fine but 16
isn't goed sense. Nor is It good
eecBomfcs. which am aunts to the same
thins.
If the government thought It wa*
wise to "let the banks do it." the gov
ernment would let liem do it. There
world be no Victory Liberty Loan In
the popular sense. Eat the govern
ment knows better than to let On
banks do it.
This fs the rrriod of reconstruction
right now. it u a period of many
possibilities economic-lay. One possi-

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