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THE LIBBY HERALD
VOL. 2, NO. 13 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR LUCKY LIBBY THE BEAUTIFUL Council Proposes Ordinance for Cluster Lights on Mineral and California Avenues.---Will be Best Lighted City for Its Size in America. .At Tuesday's* meeting of the city council an ordinance was pro visionally passed creating Lighting District No, i, which embraces the territory on California avenue be tween Second and Fourth streets and on Mineral avenue between First street and the Boulevard. It provides for the erection of steel pressed electric light poles at each corner of intersecting streets in the district, the poles carrying cluster lights of five each, four of 60 watts and one of too wats. All modern cities are instituting this system of street lighting and aside from the effectiveness of the light itself they have a beautiful appearance and impress a visitor with the metropolitan flavor of the towni. Mineral avenue lighted up on this plan, reinforced later with cluster lamps in the center of the block, will be one of the most beautiful thoroughfares at night in the United States, for its size. The council has set the hearing on this ordinance for October 9th, at which time dpffiite action will be taken in accordance with the wishes of the property owners di rectly affected by its adoption. REWARD MONEY CALLS UP RONDO TRAIN ROBBERY The disposition by the courts of the $5,000 reward for the capture of Frankhauser and McDonald re calls the famous Rondo holdup of a Great Northern train below Rex ford over two years ago. The mcn secured $40,000, which they cached at Sylvanite. Returning with some of the swag, they proceeded to paint Bonners Ferry red and spent money so riotously that the Spo kane officers were notified and the pair wa. taken off the train at Hillyard. They had over $r4,oco of the stolen bills on their persons and were sent to Helena for trial, but rater made a jail break. Mc Donald has never been heard from, except by rumor, but Frankhauser was arrested in a harvest field in Minnesota. He was given a life sentence and is doing time in the federal prison at Ft. L0avenworth, Kansas. The Minnesota officers put in a claim for the reward, also a St. Paul detective who had worked on the case. The court allowed the St. Paul man $6oo and divided the balance on a basis of 55 per cent to ,he eastern claimants and 45 per cent to the western contingent. Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. J. P. Bartlett, at Troy, Judge Geo. E. Davis united in marriage Win. Warwick and Miss Gertrude Woods, both of Troy. Miss Ger trude is one of the pretty girls of Troy and Mr. Warwick is to be congratulated upon capturing such a charming prize it the matrimo nial world. They have not decid ed upon a definite place of location for their future home and will first visit for a few dlays, Iibby, Spo kane and other cities. Mr. War wick is an expert photographer and may locate at Libby. What Good' Roads Mean to this Section Make Lincoln County the Scenic Attraction of America and Invite People Who Other wise Would Never Know We Are on Earth. Conceive, if you can, a grander or more inspiring stretch of scene ry for an auto trip north from Kalispell through Whitefish, ac ross the Stillwater, and up past the beautiful chain of lakes into Lincoln county, past that indesevi ably piece of water, Dickey lake; on through the matchless forests and farmsteads in the Trego and Fortine countries; out into the open stretchos of the beautiful Plains country leading into Eure ka, the metropolis of Tobacco Plains; on through fertile farms, orchards auc meadows in a circuit of this patch of paradise, and off to railroad Rexford, across the far famed Kootenai. up to Dod creek and into the forest primeval, by easy grade over the Purcell range and down the Yahk. What stretches of silence and b auty, through glade and glen and forest aisle! Here new mak ing homesteads, girt by deer trails and crowned by trout streams; there a mining camp and again a sawmill. Here crag and towering peak and waterfall; there wide stretching meadow filled with fat tening kine. Aroun'd through Sylvanite and down through Troy, the Pearl of the Kootenai; up the Kootenai flanking that grand roll ing river, past home, farm and orchard, the mighty roaring of the great falls of the Kooteni and into Libby--''Lucky Libby"-with her live, bustling streets, her busy marts, her beautiful marts, her beautiful homes, a thriving little city with every modern equipment of comtort and convenience that go to make homes attractive and liv in rcomfnrtahlp Againi across the Kootenai and sixty miles spin up the north and west bank of this grand stream and out through Rexford; or turn south at Libby, through the Libby creek valley up past the mining camps, lumbering camps, fruit and stock farms of Swamp creek, Fish er and Pleasant Valley out into the far-famed Flathead, coming into Kalispell front tle west, a circuit of nearly 300 miles since leaving Kalispell. As a side issue to the proposed Park to Park auto road this circuit would catcn them all. It is not an idle dream. Such a road is practicable. The settlers and farmers and merchants in the several towns would get the bene fits. Hundreds of people would then pass through our couulty where scarcely dozens go now. They would stop by the wayside and buy a basin here, build a shop or home there and return after go ing further to settle among a peo. ple so far sighted and business like as to build good roads and good b idges. A. C. Herbst, the commercial club's committeeman on agricul ture, urges that our plople bring in exhibits for the county and state fairs at once, so that we may be properly represented. Samples may be left at Judge Hoffman's of fice. Exhibits can be received only to the 8th inst. Get busy. NO COUNTY SEAT * SPECIAL ELECTION COMMISSIONERS VOTE AGAINST IT Road and Bridge Proposition in Balance, All -Depending On Commissioner Bartlett. Does Anyone Know Where He's At? · This week's session of the bridge bonding proposition boardaof county commissioners was taken up. Nearly 600 is one, of the most important names were on a petition ask and most interesting of the ing for an election to bond the year, several side issues coming county for $150,000 for roads up which have overshadowed and bridges. About 135 from the routine work of a regular the Plains country signed a pe session. tition against it. The whole Tuesday morning the prop- proposition seems to simmer osition came up on the petition down to Commissioner 'Bartlett filed some time ago asking for of Troy, Pratt and Garey divid a special election under the ing squarely on the issue. new law providing for the loca- There were 95 Troy names tion of county seats. The on the petition ouytof a possi board refused to sanction the ble 116 voters at the last elec wishes of the petitioners by a tion. vote of 2 to 1, Commissioners This afternoon arguments Pratt and Bartlett voting against were still being heard and it it and Commissioner Garey did not seem probable that the for it. matter would be settled before This morning the road and this evening. Pretty Wedding at Whiting Home Troy, Mont., Aug. 30. Surrounded by family and girl hood friends who have known and loved her from childhood, Miss Pearl Whiting, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Whiting, was married Monday evening to Ray Lawrence Burr of Spokane. The wedding solemized at the family home was the most inter esting of the season. The cere mony took place at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father Van Aken of Whitefish reading the services in the pres ence of abouit 6o guests. The Whiting home at Troy made a beautiful setting for the nuptials. The lawn and veranda were artistically lighted with Jap anese lanterns. For the wedding ceremony the parlors were profuse ly decorated with ferns and flowers. Between the rooms the arch was lined with a network into which which ferns and flowers were en terwoven to form a bower under which the ceremony took place. To the strains of menddlshon wedding march played by Miss Helen Callow, the bridal party en tered, preceded by pretty little Alice Brawley carrying the wedding ring in a basket of fllowers, fol lowed by the bride leaning on the arm of her father, Mr. H. D. Whiting. She was attended by her sister; Mrs. Charles Brawley acting as matron of honor. New Church, Presbyterian The First Presbyterian church of Libl% has now completed its plans for the erection of a church build ing and manse. For this purpose the church has purchased of A. G. Beager three lots on the boulevard directly across from the school building and will proceed at once with the erection of a manse there on. A modern church will be erect ed on the corner as soon as thi A girl of beautiful brunette type, she was radiantly lovely in a mag nificent robe of chiffon over ivory satin trimmed with silk fringe and ornamented with seed pearls and looped at each side with tiny rosebuds. She wore a bridal veil and carried a shower bouquet of bride roses in her arms. The matron of honor was gown ed white embroidered marquisette over pink,satin and carried a bou quet of pink carnations. Mr. Horton Burr of St, Paul, brother of the groom, acted as best man. Foiling the plighting of the nuptial vows the bride groom re ceived the congratulations and best wishes of all present. The happy couple were the recipients of many beautiful and costly gifts. In the receiving line were Mrs. H. D. Whiting, mother of the bride, gowned in white embroider ed marquisette over pale blue satin, and Mrs. J, I, Campbell of Spo kane, sister of the bride, gowned in blue silk with silver trimming. The recetion-was from ro to iI, at which hour the guests headed by the bridal party preceeded to the Hotel Windsor, where the wedding banquet was spread. The bride and groom left on an early morning train for Spokane and from there will take a honey moon trip thru California and the coast cities. On their return they will make their home in Spokane. wfnter breaks in the spring, or, if possible, this fall. A large part of the funds for the buildings has been arranged for, but a part will be raised by sub scription. . Eastern money can be procured for the church, provided a sufficient local subscription can be secured at once, and the church members are now woekiug to se cure the necessary amount. No Oldtime Libbyan Can Keep Away Bill Hillis Sees the Old Guard Every So Often and Will Like ly Drop in Some Day for Keeps.--Visit Recalls Bear Story by Herald Man. W. A. Hillis visited in Libby over. Sunday. "Bill" - all his frienls call him "Bill" -- never misses an opportunity to stop off at Libby if he is anywhere in this section of the country, and being en route to l:is homne at Portland from Fernie. and other British Co lnmbia towns he naturally em braced the opportunity to see the old town and tile oldtime friends again. As is well known Bill is one of crack shots of the country and is giving exhibitions of fancy shoot ing in the interests of the Reining ton Arms company. During this season of the year he has many en gagements at fairs and is billed to fill one next week at Salem, Ore. His ground covers Oregon, Wash ington, Idaho and British Colum bia, and while this is out of his territory he could not resist the temptation to give us an exhibi tion of skill as a trap shot, with a few fancy stunts thrown in, which was pulled off at the ball park Sun. day afternoon and was much en joyed by the large crowd present. Mr. Hillis was one of the suc cessful mining men of the early days in the Libby district, and sold valuable property on Shaugnessy hill and in the West Fisher. The writer rememberýs him when lie was developing the Bachelor, in which he was interested, and he used to make periodical trips to the'prop erty. One of these trips he will probably never forget, a hot Aug ust day ten years ago. He wasj making the camp from Libby on a bicycle. As he made a turn in the road near the Childs ranch, he met a big silvertip bear, scarcely thirty feet away, trudging towards him. It is hard to say which was most astonished as they came to a sud den halt, but Bill remembered that he was unarmed and had not lost any bear. As he reversed his wheel to make a masterly retreat he he ard a snort and looking overI his shoulder saw his bruinship tear ing It off through the tall timber. The bear having beat him to a re treat, Bill went on tip to the camp without further ,dventure: Bill likes to ta\ of old times with the natives and it would not surprise us to see him some day come back for good. For do they not all come back ? Sure. A late circular letter of instruc tions to land offices changes a cus tom which has been in practice for twenty-five or thirty years. Home steaders have been allowed six months to get on their claims, and this period was credited int making proof as constructive residence. To take effect Dec. Ist next, home steaders must actually live the full five years on the land before they can make proof. Win. Edwards, the well known contractor, has goi to Poison to build a school house, which will require his time and attention for the next three or four weeks. Up on the completion of this work he will return to Libby and bring his family with him to make his per manent home here. CITY COUNCIL DOING BUSINESS Several Ordinances Consid ered.---Cty Usoes from Warrant to Bond Basis, and Contracftors can Now Bid Better.---Home People Favored. The city council at their last meeting did some business which is of considerable local interest. A provisional ordinance was passed coverjng special improve ment district No. 8, relative to street grades outlin:ed last year. This means that those streets with cement walks be brought to grade. A hearing is set for Sept. r3, fol lowing publication. By the new ordinauce, as pro posed by the council, a change is made from a warrant to a bond basis. The First National Bank of Libby agrees to take all bonds and contractors may figure on a cash basis. Investors very much prefer the bond system to the old regime of an issuance of warrants, and we may expect a considerable saving to the city from the change of system. Contractors are asked to bid on parking in the residence and also on wooden curbing. An ordinance was passed at the same meeting making it a misdem enuors for contractors to employ other than heads of families or citi zens of Montana on city work. An other ordinance /passed pro hibits the picketing of horses or other live stock on the city streets. y WHERE THE TEACHERS GO IN COUNTY. We are indebted to County Su perintendent of Schools Forrest D. Head for the following assignment of teachers throughout the county for the coming school year : Dist. No. 4, Libby Blanche Brinton principal. " Wilhelmina Bierbower, 7th and 8th grades. Mrs. J. W. Scott, 5th and 6:a grades. Anna Ketridge, 4tih. Maxine Miles, 3rd. Lulah Gray, 2nd. Gertrude Skeels, ist. Donna Schanck, music. Antonio Grandjeon, ungraded. Carrie Downing, ungraded. Eureka, Dist. No. i3 Joseph Carroll, principal. Svea B. Herou, 7 and 8. Ruth Garey, 5 and 6. Estella Milnor, 3 and 4. Elsie Hoefflin, 4. Ethel Chambers, I and 2. Troy, District No. i-- E Pearl Eaton, principal. Etta Reynolds, 1-2-3. Ungraded, John B. Chase. By Districts Dist. No. 2, Mrs. Maud Chase. Dist. No. 2, Miss Ethel Chase. No. ;;, H. B. Croom. No. 5, Edna Price. No. 5, Pearl W. Fuller. No. 6, Josephine Dempsevy 'No. 7, Gwalia Hickingbottom. No. 7. Wallace Calmnes. No. 8, Karterine Melvin. No. 8, Effie Mikalson. No. 9, Geo. W. Woodworth., No. io, Mabel Thomas. No- i, Emma Self. No. 12, George Gasahl. No. 14, Chas. F. Nash. No. i 5, Earl Price. No. 16, not supplied. No. 17, Agnes Dewey. No. 18, not repor*ed. No. 53, Nellie Bartlett.