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..The Libby Herald..
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY THE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY G. E. SHAWLER - - BusinessMgr. Entered as second-class matter August 17, 1911, at the poatoffice at Libby, Mon tana, under the Act of March 3, 1879. THURSDAY, SEPT. 7, 1911. Progressives on Taft's Trail The progressive republicans do noi propose to let Taft pose as a progressive without challenging the position hi: friends are assuming for him. After the recent struggle in congress with the standpatters backed by Taft and his vew toes, the genuine progressives of the La Follette stripe know full well that the president is a counterfeit progressive. To offset the wort of the administration press bureau, guided and directed by Hilles, the president's private secretary, the aeti-Taft progressives have organized a bureau at Washington and placed it in charge of Senator La Follette's former secretary. The campaign of the progressibes is to be begun at once. It contemplates speak ing tours by prggresslve spellbinders in the territory which will be traversed by the president on his forthcoming western tour. Senator Clapp got busy as aoon as congress adjourned and is now taking part in the California campaign. Some of the progressives will follow in the wake of the president and analyze in de tail his speeches on the tariff and other public questions. The names of those who have been drafted for this service is not made public at present. The movement is backed by most of the progressive senators and representa tives in congress. Dixon, who has been blowing hot and cold as a progressive, is placed in the doubtful column.. Pray of course is beyond hope, as he has always lined up wtth the standpat reactionaries. It is by no means certain that Taft can be renominatedi according to the. view. of the progressives, and they propose tc, take up their cndgels in behalf of some progressive for president, presumably La Follette, and wage a vigorous warfame to defeat Taft in convention and nominate a progressive. It is cven hinted that at the proper time Roosevelt will take a hand iil the game in his characteristic fashion, and then the fur will begin to fly. The sugar trust last week advanced the price five cents a hundred pounds, the filth advance in four weeks. Proba bly gettfng back the money the govern. ment made this crooked trust pay for short weights, undervaluations and other frauds. As long as the people can be made to pay the bills when such con cerns are caught and fined, it will will have little effect in changing their meth ods, but a few pris6n sentences for the men higher up will make them be gaod in short order. The officials of the Havre land offiee have been relieved for inat tention to duties and irregularies. Amotig other complaints alleged was a difficulty in seeing some of the newspapers of the district in placing land notices, in total disre gard of the letter, spirit and intent of the law that they be published in the paper nearest to the land. Press Agent Working Hard. As a press agent Taft's private secretary, who is directing the president's publicity bureau to pro mote his renomination, is pouring hot shot into the ranks of the in surgents, and is making a strenu ous effort to earn his money. Here is one of hi recent blasts : "And what of the men who opposed him? "If they stood committed to any par ticular principle, they stood committed ted to the principle of reciprocity with Canada. But they abandoned it. They did this under the leadership and dom ination of the madly ambitious La Fol lette and the irresponsible Bourne the same Bourne who wants the deci sions of the United States supreme court to have no final force with regard to the unconstitutionality of an act of City Drug Store R. SAILEY, Propr. Oldest Drug House in Kootenai Valley A'Full Line of A. D. S. Remedies Toilet Preparations, Brushes, Etc. PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED congress unless it be by unanimous vote. Their purpose. To permit La * Follette, parading as a rep'ublican, to aspire to a presidential nomination in a republican national convention, to permit Bourne, no more a republican than La Follette, to gratify a personal spite. eThey played politics with the New Mexico Arizona statehood, willing to sanction and establish the pernicious principle of recall of judges for the sole sake of'embarrassing or 'humiliat t ing the president. And how did the president meet that attack ? By a show of courage and manhood that delighted the American people. By a flood of reasons, logic and sound argument that swept specious, fictitious opposition in c9nfusion before it. By a veto mies sage,' virile, ringing, nnafraid, that put to route the hopeless cabal, frightened the conspirators out of their boots, re called the wanderings, crushed even the semblance of resistance, halted even the feeble appeal to passion to passion to everride the veto, and brot the whole outfit to their knees in ab ject surrender, prepared to accept the same course upon which President Taft had determined." Now if those pestiferons insur gents won't stay squelched, next thing we know this lurid ink sling er will have the great man of the white house go out some day and step right on the renegades, with all of his 400 pounds, and then it will be all off with them for good. President Louis W. Hill of the Great Northern, while at Culbert son recently, according to the Har lem News expressed himself as very much dissatisfied witli gov ernment supervision of Glacier Na tional park. He says that Major Logan, who was placed in charge of the park by the government, with atn appropriation of $65,000 for the improvement of the roads, etc., has practically spent the whole appropriation on a residence for himself and a few miles of road near it, leav\ing the balance of the park wtthout trails or roads. Our neigboring county on the west, Bonner, is considering a scheme to more rapidly clear up the logged-off lands and getting crops where the stumps now stand, in an effort to include a quantity of land in a bonding district, the bonds to run five to ten years. It having been demonstrated that these lands properly cultivated will more than pay interest on the price of the land and the cost of clearing, it is simply wasteful to all the land to lie idle, and it is believed capi tal can be secured under the pro posed plan to do the work, KAIJSPELL SEMI-PROS BEAT AMATEURS. Kalispell Bee : The Libby ball players were again humbled by the strong Kalispell aggregation this week, meeting defeat on Sunday to to 5 and on Monday 9 to 6. Libby has one of the best teams in the state, when it is figured that there is not a salaried man on the team. The players go into these games purely for the love. of the sport and play for all they are worth. Is in for Telephones. The .Great Northern railway has recently purchased from the West ern Electrical company a quantity of telephone selector:; to equip two circuits on its Cascade division. When installed this road will be operating over 4,000 miles of track bv the telephone, instead of the telegraph. The Great Northern railway has found the-telphone a more efficient, safe and reliable means of handling traffic than the telegraph, and it is safe to, assume that it is only a question of time when the tele phone will entirely supplant the telegraph on this road. The Great Northern has almost as many miles of track equipped for telephone train dispatching as any road in the country. In fact, it has approximately one-fifteenth of the total mileage af track thus op. erating in the United States. Getting the Habit. The habit of buying at home is a good one to adopt and to persist ently follow, observes the Missoula Sentinel. The welfare of the city depends largely on the loyalty of its citizens to each other. Each one's prosderity is dependent on the prosperity of all. The better off a man's neighbors are, the more opportunity there is for him to make money. Moreover, the best market a man can have is that which lies nearest to his door. This is coming to better realized by citizens of progressive towns. The buy-at-home propaganda is being diligentl' preached by them. In Charleston, So. Dak., for in stance, the business men have for mulated a set of reasons "why I buy at home," and are giving it wide circulation. They are applic able to every wide-awake, go ahead community, as will be seen by an examination of them. They are as follows : Because my interests are here. Because the community that is good enough to live in is good enough to hbuy in. Because I hIelieve in transacting butsiness with my friends. Because I want to see the goods. Because I want to get what I buy when I pay tor it. BENEDICT'S PHARMACY LIBBY MONTANA Drugs, Druggists' Sundries Toilet Artic4es and Perfumes Stationery and Office Supplies A Complete Line of Lowney's Candies A Fine Assortment of Cigars Eastman's Kodaks and Ko dak Supplies We do Developing and Printing. Keen Kutter Goods THE BEST ON EARTH All who are accustomed to the use of tools know the value of the Keen Kutter Goods. They are built on merit and have a world-wide repu tation for durable worth. Sold by FLEEK & FLEEK HARDWARE - PLUMBING - TINNING John P. Wall Store ...GENERAL MERCHANDISE... Can fill any order on the shortest notice..... In business twenty years and bigger today than ever There's a reason why people like to drop in at.................. BLEW'S Ma THE BEST OF TREATMENT, THE BEST OF GOODS. Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars. Only Good Goods Kept in Stock. W. W. BLEW, JR., Propr. "Solo" Hdqrs. i*9~1. Because my home dealer carrie me when I run short. Because every dollar I spend a home stays at home and works foi the welfare of the town. Because the man I buy fron: stands back of the goods. Because I sell what I produce here at home. Because the man I buy from pay; his part of the local taxes. Because the man I buy from helps support my school,my church, my lodge, my hbme. Because when ill luck, misfor tune or" bereavement comes the man I buy from is here with the kindly greeting, his words of cheer and his pocketbook if need be. Here I live and here I buy. The naval aeroplane Triad, built to meet the special designs of the navy department, is being operated with success. The Triad, designed for use on land or * water, is sup plied with wheels and floats, add ing greatly to its weight. A few days ago at Hammonsport Lieuten ant Ellison flew for three hours in the Triad, starting from land and alighting in the water. Notice to the Public. Mrs. Alexandra E. Lyons noti fies the public that she has no in terest in the business conducted at the Lyons hotel at Troy, Mont , and will not be responsible for debts contracted by such business. Alexandra E. Lyons. The Lincoln Mer'cantile Company Complete Outfitters and Furnishers Of Good Goods at Lowest Prices No order too large nor too small to receive prompt and careful attention Everything Good to Eat and to Wear LINCOLN MERCANTILE COMPANY The First National Bank of Libby Opened for business Jan. 19, 90Io CAPITALI$25.000 - . RESOURCES $100,000 OFFICERS: C. ED LUKENS, President F. M. PLUMMER, Vice-Pres. CHESTER A. ADAMS, Cashier DIRECTORS : JAS. STONECHEST E. W. DOE F. M. PLUMMER C, ED LUKENS CHESTER A. ADAMS BEST BEER Our beer is made from the Famous Montana Barley afid Bohemian Hops, imported from Europe......... Kalispell Malting & Brewing Company KALISPELL, - - - MONTANA. _ DE+NN S.++ .. ..+++. 444+4 ..O4...4. DENNIS & MIZENER Kootenai Deal in all kinds of Real Estate and Real Estate Land Improvements. Loc a t e Parties on choice Fruit and Dairy lands. Investment Make a specialty of Koo I / ,tenai Valley lands, but Smany will buy and sell in all I ' parts of the county OFFICES 'IN LIBBY AND TROY First National Bank Bldg., Libby - At F. B. Callow's, Troy 441, €€g-- 444,4-44 $ ,,k~ F. M.Plummer Sells Everything, In Merchandise Quality & Price Satisfaetory...... Sole Agent for CHASE & SANBORN'S High-Grade Teas and Coffees F. M. Plummer