interview with Fred White, deputy United States internal revenue
collector for the five northern counties of Idaho and whose territory
also includes Flathead and Teton counties in Montana, the Lewiston
Tribune learned that there are 332 licensed saloons in the northern
section of the state.
County is third on the list with 59 saloons.
Saloons are established in Adams, Clearwater, Comfort, Denver,
Dixie, Florence, Freedom, Ferdinand, Half Way House, Glenwood, Harpster,
Reardan Creek, Keuterville, Lucile, Mt. Idaho, Newsome, Kooskia,
Tramway, Low Pollock and South Fork of Salmon River, each 1;
Knox, Orogrande, Resort, Stites, Whitebird, Westlake and Hump,
each 2; Elk City, 3; Cottonwood, 4; Grangeville, 8, and Roosevelt 9;
are lists in this article for Kootenai, Shoshone, Lewiston, Nez Perce,
& Latah counties. For
the purpose of this website, I have only transcribed the Idaho county
government license required to be paid by saloons for retailing liquors
is $25 a year. The 332
saloons in north Idaho therefore pay into the federal treasury, $8300
annually. Of these saloons
many are operating under tavern or precinct licenses ranging up to $300
a year, where the saloon is not located in an incorporated village or
town. In incorporated
cities or towns, the state license is $500 per year.
It is probable that the license paid by the saloons in the north
will average $300 each, so the state receives at total annually of
$99-600 from them.