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THE LIBBY HERALD
VOL. 2, NO. 10 , -1 0 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR TO BUILD BIG POWER PROJECI Boston Capitalist Visits Site at Kootenai Falls. ---Work or First Uuit of 20,000 Hcrse. Power to Start in Near Future Jos, A. Coram of Boston, ownel of the Kootenai Falls power right visited th_ p operty last Friday to inspect the work which haw been done recently by Woody Williams with a crew of men, and was met there by Engineer Pau: Pratt, tinder whose direction the big project is being developed. Mr. Coram was acommpanied by his son Chester, and his legal ad. visor Chas. W. Wood, also o0 Boston. The work so far done has been of a preliminary nature, but has advanced to a stage where active work on a large scale will soon be commenced and this it is expected will be during the coming year, when several hundred men will be employed. Under present plans 5o,ooc horse power can be generated and it is proposed to first complete a unit of 20,000 horse power. Be sides covering the local field, trans mission lines will be built to Flat head valley and the Coeur d'Alene mining district of Idaho. It is not improbable that among the pro jects to be furnished power from this source will be the electric rail way line from Columbia Falls south. Before returning to Kalispell, where he is the guest of his brother, Mr. Coram visited at Lib by, the townsite of which he was former owner. He was naturally very much surprised with the re markable growth the town has made since his previous visit and he predicted that we were but at the beginning of the substantial development of the many resources at our doors from which the town will reap such material advantages. The Libby district is fortunate in having such heavy capitalists interested and it is pleasant to know that some ot our great possibilities will be exploited to their fullest extent in the near future and not the least among these are the great latent power resources which are available when harnessed for use. Kalispell Takes Series---Three Straight Iallspen swept the series from Libby in baseballdom last Satur day, Sunday and Monday, but iu two of the games there was a struggle for supremacy, and it might have gone either way until the last man was out. Saturday's game was a pitcher's duel and went a full thirteen in nings. Roseburrough and Cort right were in the points for Libby and Jones and Skinner served Kal ispell. In the first inning Christie scored from 2nd on a two-bagger by Price. Kalispell tied the score in second, Williard coming in on a three-bagger by Vaughan. Libby made another score in the 4th, Johnson's two-bagger bringing in Cortright. Libby kept her lead until the 8th, when Willard's two-base hit brought Trekill homle. Both nines settled down to a runless score until the first half of the i3th, when the visitors put two men on bases through errors by the home team and, one out. A hit over center brought in a run and a hit to short and another out. Another error .et t, man to Ist CENSUS TAK(ER FINDS 1010 LIBBY PEOPLE Gains 70 Per Cent in Little Over Year.---Civic Improve ments Also Keep Pace.-- City Now Goes to 3rd Class,. Libby is growing at a comfort able rate in population as well as in the building line. The official census enumerator, John Kuklin ski, oppointed by the city council, has about completed his work and has found a totat of roio names living within the city boundaries. The federal census in June of last year was 636 and the increase will compare favorably with the growth along other lines. By this enum eration the city will advance to the third class and will give the addi tional power to create improvement districts, which will give those further civic advantages to the town that have made such marked strides during the past year. Natural conditions are such that Libby will be one of the most beautiful cities of the state, and her residential features will appeal strongly to wealthy visitors who will be , attracted by them and draw many to our midst who otherwise would remain strangers to the place. Real Estate Transfers. Prepared by the Lincoln County Ab stract Company. List of transfers for the week ending August rr, 191I: S. J. Dahlberg to Henry A. Asthausen, w d to w hf nw qr sec 26-35-26, $490. U. S. to Della I Young, pat to se qr sec 31-36-27. U. S. to Thaddeus B. Lawrence, pat to sw qr se qr sec 18-30-33. U. S. to Sophia F. Lawrence, pat *to sw qr se qr see 6-30-33. U. S. to Inez Lawrence, pat to e hf sw qr and lots 6-7 sec 6-30-33. U. S. to Walter L. Lawrence, pat to nw qr ne qr e hf nw qr and lot 2 sec 19.30.33. Wenzel Frye et ux to Joseph Husek, w d to 6.86 acres in sec 20-33-38. James Stonechest et ux to John H. Hill et al, w d to lots 3-4-5 and nw qr sw qr and s hf nw qr sec 16-31-30. Fred Marvel to Roberta Downs, w d, land in sec 15-36-28. I~ichard Jackel to Otto Kienitz, w d to se qr ne qr,e hf se qr and sw qr se qr sec o10-30-3-3r, $5.000. Otto Kienitz to Libby Lmbr Co, same as above, $r. Thomas Walker to Ruth Clark, w d to lots 3-4 h1 13 West Troy, $300oo. Ruth Clark to Jos. Regensberger, w d same as above, $200. Chas. A. Hamann et ix to Leonard C. .Tewett, w d to lots 9-ro bl 24 2nd add to Eureka, $r. M. D. Rowlanl et al to Englbert Ofeum nocher, w d to lot a hl o S. Libby. fr. anci ne returned home betore the side was retired. The Libbys had but three men up in their last half and the game wasover. The score by innings Kalispell....o o 0 0 o 0 oo I 0 0 0 3-5 Libby......... o o o o ooooo 0-2 Sunday's game went to Kalis pell, the visitors taking the lead in the 3rd and were ndver headed off during the remainder of the game. Each side scored a run in the Ist and Kalispell added two runs in the 3rd. In the 5th this was in creased by 4 runs while Libby secured 2. Baker for Libby was wild and ineffective and was re lieved by Kukilinski. Raasch, the former Libby twirler, seemed to be steadily improving and with sharp fielding behind him allowed no runs. Kalispell added one more run in the 7th. The score by innings- Kalispell.......t o 2 0 4 o I o 0-8 Libby ......... o o 02 0 o o o0-3 In Monday's game Libby started Soff like winners, scoring four runs and blanking Kalispell in the rst. Munro and Cortright were the bat tery for Lihby and Skinner and COUNTY DADS , MAKE TAX County Levy 2 Mills Und Last Year.---State Tax of Mills on Live Stock a Ne Thing.---The School Levie The county commissioners ma4 the tax levy last Monday, the tot being x8 mills, or two mills le_ than last year. This is exclusie of the state levy of 23 mills. There is also a levy of 4 mills ol live stock, provided for by the legislature last winter. The school levies of the different districts varies from naught to the max imum io mills permitted by law. The various funds are apportioned as follows: General fund .................9 mills Road " ....................3 " Bridge " ..................... " General " ....................4 " Bond int." ..................... " i8 State redemp. fund........... mills State " ............2~ " 23 ON LIVE STOCK ONLY Stock indemnity for insp. and protection ............... mills Bounty fund....................3 " 4 SCHOOL DISTRICTS I. Troy....................... o mills 2. Fall creek.............. 4 " 3. Bull Lake................. 5 4. Libbyv ............... 5 5. Phillips Creek........... o 6. Jennings................... 5 7. Warland................. 3 8. Black Lake-Rexford..... 5 9. Gateway ................ o io. Glen Lake ................ 7 i . Swamp Creek........... 2 12. Iowa Flats.............. o 3. Eureka ........... .......... 5 4. Fortine ................... 2 " 15. McCormick........... o" 16. Kolln ...................... o 17. Terriault....................o " 1o. Pinkham..................o " 53. Thorn Creek-Trego..... 3 FIRST CAR OF CONCENTRATES OVER LIBBY SOUTHERN Seeing trainloads of ore coming from the mineral belt south of Lib by to town is no longer a dream a start has actually been made, a 30-ton car of Snowshoe concen trates being attached last Saturday to a trainload of twelve cars of logs Willard for the visitors. Munro was tight-fisted until the 5th, when the Kalispell pros. fell upon his offerings like a band of hoboes on a mulligan stew. All nine took a bite and five got square meals be fore they were chased away. Rose burrough finished the game. Both sides went hungry for ,the rest of the game. Kalispell 5. Libby 4. These games demonstrated that Libby has about as pretty a bunch of ball tossers as were ever gath ered in amateur circles and it needs only practice to cope successfully with the semi-professional nines in this section of country. The Libby Reds will play Rex ford next Sunday on the home grounds. It is understood that Rexford has a greatly strengthened team, including Pitcher OtinAs, the ex-city leaguer of Spokane and lately with Whitefish. Copper Strike on Parmenter. Newcomer Goes to Ranchl A. LaCharity and Frank Bryant came down this week from their copper discovery on Parmenter creek, about six or seven miles from town. They have opened up a fine lead of peacock copper and have had some flattering returns from assays IS APPRAISING STATE IANDS Appraising State Lands as to Agricultural and Mineral Values.---Likes Libby DistriCt and Wants a Home Here. State Land Appraiser Dickman, who has been in this section for two weeks, returned. from Troy Sunday and has resumed field work in this vicinity,. Mr. Dick man is appraising the agricultural and mineral value of the state's land. That being chiefly valuable for timber is wanted as such and a timber cruiser will follow to deter mine its value. At Troy he found several sections of good agricul tural land, and he is now going over the ground south and east of Libby and will work over the range to Thompson in Sanders county. He says the object of lis work is to bring the land intc market for settlement. Mr. Dick man has been in the northwest for 30 years and nowhere has he seen such a luxuriant growth -of all vegetation as in the Libby district and it is his intention and desire to secure a home, and that thi" will comes to pass in the very neal future, as nowhere from the coans to eastern Montana has lie seen r more likeable place in which t( live from both a climatic anc home-building standpoint. Forest Supervisor Dorr Skeels was a week-end visitor from the Yahk basin country, where lie hay a large crew surveying aind class ifying reserve land. The work i" well in hand and will be completed within thirty days. He has alk the men put on that can work to ad vantage, the intention being to finish up the work during the fav orable weather conditions of the summer season. on the oibby Southern and the car of mineral switched to the Creat ":.rthern sidetrack in the Libby yards. The Snowshoe has nearly 2000 tons of concentrates now on hand and the mill is running day and night shifts. About roo men are employed on the property. of, the same. They contemplatc pushing development work the resi of the summer vigorously. On Tuesday they went up witll several pack horse loads of sup plies and provisions. The industrious prospector is our best citizen, and this new strike several miles from any pre viously known mineral belt is but an earnest of the untold riches con tained in our county. SPOKANE TINNER COMES TO TOWN. W. E. Reed of Spokane, an ex pert tinner, arrived this week to take a position with Fleek & Fleek, the hardware merchants. Mr. Reed will remove his family here as soon as he can secure a dwelling house, a somewhat dif ficult thing to do at the present time. G. L. Benton of Great Falls who recently purchased a sectiot of land south of Iibhy, arrivec this week to take up his residlctcc here. Hle is shipping in his house hold and farming tools. Ilis fain ily is at present in New York, an( will join him in September. LINCOLN COUNTY HAS A NEW CO. ATTORNEY Judge Cuffe Resigns and Berth Goes to J. W. Scott of Troy. ---Old Newspaper Man and Lawyer of State and Nevada. At the meeting of the county commissioners held last Monday the resignation of John Cuffe as county attorney was received and accepted. The republican members of the board forthwith proceeded to elect Jas. W. Scott of Troy to the vacancy caused by Cuffe's resigna tion. Mr. Scott has been home steading near Troy for some time. He formerly practied law in Ne vada and later in Butte and did newspaper work there and at Helena prior to coming to Lincoln county. Mr. Cuffe found the confinement of office life too trying on hi: health and was obliged to go back to his farm. Mr. Scott, as a newspaper man, has been one of the most consist uet boosters Lincoln county ha: ever had the past year or two anc has won for himself a host o: fi icnds all over the county. He and his estimable wife wil ma.ke valuable additions to Libb_ official circles. "See America First" Tour. The first of a series of "Be loya and see America first" tours which President L. W. Hill of the Great Northern is inaugurating tc attract attention to the wonder spots of the Pacific northwest ha" arrived at the Glacier national park for a two weeks' visit. It is coni posed very largely of prominent newspaper men of Chicago, Minn eapollis and St. Paul, The party will explore this famous resort and is accompanied by the Great North cern geologist and the company's moving picture expert, who will take a series of action photographs. 'l'he newspaper men will thus be given every opportunity to gather material for writeups of this great natural scenic resort, now so little known to the world at large. The moving p)ictures will also be shown in manyv of the cities of this coun try and JE-urope. Expert Visits Howard Placer Ground Mining Engineer W-. Dickerson of Helena visited the Howard placers last week in company with Senator Leary and A. V. Howard, to make a preliminary inspection and examination of the Howard hlAiers, consisting of 840 acres of ground adjacent to Howard lake, south of Libby. He was so well pleased with the nroposition that we may soon look for definite re sults of a very favorable nature upon what it is beleived, will be one of the big hydraulic placer propositions *of the state. The RAILROADS TAKE AWFUL TOLL OF LIFE. NO DEVELOPMENTS IN MURDER CASE. The appalling toll of humi'aid life exacted by American railroads iý reflccted in the fact that the inter statc commerce commission re ceives daily from officials of inter state carriers an average of thirty telegraphic reports of accidents in volving the loss of one life or more. The rcports are made in response to a.n order of the commission which became effective July ist. Gradually the railroads are com plying with it. MORE DOPE ON COUNTY SEAT Petition Filed for Special Elec tion, Goes Over to Regnlar September Meeting.--- Tax payers Have Tired Feeling. A petition for a special election to locate the permanent county seat of Lincoln county, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 136 of the last session laws, was filed with the county clerk Monday and by him presented to the board of county commissioners. On consideration, any action on the petition was put over to the regular September meeting. This county seat deal is getting stale-a stench in the nostrils of the taxpayers of the county, and the clog in the wheels of progress for our county. It has been injected into the routine administration of county offairs from time to time in a way that has left the burden of the trouble on the taxpayers and the profit, if any, in the pockets of a few non-resident trouble breed ers. Now we are to have more of such unnecessary contentions, and the people' are asked to pay the freight. We trust that the com mon sense of the taxpayers will make itself so felt before the board of county commissioners as to render impossible for the board to make so egregious a mistake as shouldering the expense of a special county seat election. The taxpayers know how to protest effectively to the board, as has recently been shown. Now is certainly the time to protest again and in real earnest. HOOPER HAS A FINE VIEW RANCH. J. W. Hooper has been having some views taken of his home two miles north of town. Mr. Hooper has a five acre garden tract on a sightly location and has named it "Cabinet View,'' the Cabinet range being plainly visible from the site, though thirty miles distant. For scenic beauty the Kootenai valley rivals the famous Alps, and when the movement "See America first" gets under way this section should receive a goodly share of tLe wealthy tourists who are now dumping their millions abroad. Owmbv drilling machine will be taken to .the ground this tall and a series of holes sunk to give a through test before the machinery to work the ground is installed. So confident are the owners of fa vorable results to follow the pros pecting that plans are already be ing made to instal four monitors so that the property may he worked on the scale which present indica tions seem to warrant. The corn pany has unlimited water for pres sure and all the conditions are favorable for economical and suc cessful placer mining. There are no new developments in Cechlovsky murder case and the affair remains as much a mystery as on the day the tragedy was dis covered. The sheriff's office has followed up a number of clews, with barren results and several suspects closely answering the description of the alleged murder er have failed of identifization by the wife of the murdered mnau. A reward of $750 is now out for the apprehension of the guilty party.