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VOL.2, H ENO. 14 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER A 14, 1911 $2.00 PER Y
VOL. 2, NO. 14 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY,. SEPTEMBER 14, 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR i. ...___..~ _ .,,_; _,_ -I.LmL- ·.m.,., -.--1._ _lmml:_ C ..~ _ - I =- .=.in, FOR ROADS and BRIDGES $125,000 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COME TO AN AGREEMENT Meet Wishes of People and Order Election for Good Roads and Good Bridges. By a unanimous vote the county commissioners last Sat urday morning passed the fol lowing resolution, and ordered that the proclamation of elec tion be issued: Whereas, the county com missioners of Lincoln county, Montana, do deem and consid er thai it is essential to the fu ture growth and prosperity of the county that an adequate system of highways, bridges and ferries be constructed through the county, all con nected and making accessible each city and town of the county with one another and with every part of the county, to the end that the said county may develop the immense nat ural resources, now largely lat ent by reason of the lack of roads and bridges and ferries throughout the county; that the present road and bridge and ferry facilities are quite inade quate; that a system of roads and bridges and ferries con necting the various parts of the county are so naturally and necessarily related that they are in fact a single project con sisting of interdependent parts; and that the acquisition of rights of way for such roads, Breezy Notes From Troy The mumps has made its appear ance here and some of our young sters are giving exhibitions of the swellhead. WV. L. Rothwell, representative of the Parker Brokerage Co., a Portland house, called on our peo ple for grocery orders. Don't for get your home merchant, who has often extended you credit and who also helps to pay the taxes. The former doesn't. J. II. Ehlers of Spokane, "the financial promoter," stopped off at Trey between trains Sunday, while on his way home from the east. The fruit movement on the Great Northern has commenced and we note a great many cars loaded with fruit passing through here east. bound. Troy will shortly be num bered as one of the fruit shipping points, . Rumors are out that V. A.Sather, our popular Great Northern oper ator, has placed his order for a brand new suit of clothes, and speculation is rife whether it is a wedding cut or just the ordinary fashionable sort. Dr. Flinn was down Thursday to attend the infant son ot Frank Bening, who has been quite sick. Mrs. A. F. Satran has been on the sick list for a few days with a bad cold. Misses Pearl Eaton and Etta Reynolds returned last week to re sume their duties as teachers in the T'ro school, this being their sec sites for necessary bridges and approaches thereto and land ings for ferries are essentials to such proposed improvements as an entirety; that it is neces sary and essential, and to the best interests of Lincoln coun ty and all the people and prop erty holders thereof, that Lin coln county incur indebtedness of One Hundred and Twenty five Thousand Dollars for the purpose of raising funds in such amount with which to construct the proposed roads, bridges and ferries, and that the best way to raise such funds is to issue bonds against the general credit of the county of Lincoln, as provided by law. Now, therefore, be it re solved, and it is hereby ordered by the board of county com missioners of Lincoln county, Montana : That a system of roads, bridges and free ferries comprising one general highway be laid out and constructed in manner as follows: Beginning at a point on the Lin coln county line southerly of Stry ker, thence to continue northwest erly through Trego and Fortine to the town of Eureka, thence west erly to the village of Rexford, ond year. Their many friends and scholars welcome them back. Miss Estell Milnor left for Eure ka Saturday to take up her sehool work at that point. The dance given by Geo. Coff man at Woodmen hall Saturday was well attended and every one reports a good time. J. B. Chase received a large ship ment of school desks and other school supplies for district No. 2 last week. Mrs. Campbell and the baby boy have returned to their home in Spokane, after an extended visit with Mrs. Campbell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Whiting. W. F. Doonan, who was called to Port Huron, Mich., on account of the serious illness of his mother, but who died before he reached her bedside, returned home Saturday, Lew Walsh arrived Monday from Nelson, B. C., to spend a few days visiting with oldtime friends. Mr. Walsh is on his way to Los Ange les, Cal., where he expects to spend the winter, Cliff. Clay, one of our most en terprising citizens, has purchased four lots and has commenced the construction of a fine residence thereon. School opened here last Monday for the fall term with a full at tendance in the two departments. The exterior changes that have been made on the school grounds are a great improvement and give very general satisfaction. Wm. Raoul, acting organizer of the socialist party for this state, gave an open air lecture Friday evening, his subject being 'What we are up against," explaining what the socialists are going to do, about it. The meeting was well' attended, Features of the Proposed Bond Issue. Date of Election: Saturday, OCt. 28, 1911. Qualified Electors: Only those registered at last preceding election ark qualified to voce. As registry agents have been done away with, no transfers can be made and votes must be cast in precinct of last registration; county clerk will sind certified listto each polling, place. Estimated Cost of Bridges: At Troy $28,000, at Libby $28,000, at Rexford $33,000. For roads in each commissioner district $12,000. With present debt drawing 5 per cent., and proposed issue at same rate, yearly tax charge will be $10,550. Whq Will Pay Taxes: This year's assessment roll shows that 83 per cent. of the property of Lincoln county is owned by non-residents. Nearly half of the realty of the county was donated by congress to the Northern Pacific Railway company, which steadfastly refuses to part with same to settlers and has done so for twenty years, but has transferred large blocks to lumber and mining companies for speculative holdings. To pt'oposcd bond issue should be added $25,000 in general road and bridge fund annu ally, making $150,000 available first year. Prospective Free Ferries: Leonia, Jennings and Warlandi Six hundred voters petitioned for $150,000 bond issue and 135 against. thence southerly and Westerly tc the city of Libby, thence westerly to the village of Troy. That a steel or iron bridge be constructed across the Kootenai river at the town of Troy; that a steel or iron bridge be constructed across the Kootenai river at the city of Libby ; that a steel or iron bridge be constructed across the Kootenai river at the village of Rexford; that each of said bridges be connected with and be a part of THIS WEEK GIVES ONE MORE MYSTERY The ozone of the Kootenai valley fs so charged with electricity that some natures cannot withstand its exhilarating effects. Be this as it may, it seems to us that people have a penchant for disappearing from the face of the Koptenei earth and leave behind them a lot of spec ulative talk and a puzzled set of officers to worry with their gray matter in vain efforts to fathom the mystery. If it isn't the rare climate, you can figure it out some other way. Scarcely ten days ago an old res ident left a note that he had gone hence and that is the last of him. This week another mystery takes first place. Mike Buseth, of the mercantile firm of Bergdahl & Bu seth, has been missing since Tues day morning, when his hat was found in the early morn on the ferryboat apron by the ferryman. If it wasn't his hat it was a hat looking very much like it say those who profess to know. At any rate, no other person has appeared to claim the hat. Mr. Bergdahl. his partner, is at a loss to account for the disappear ance, and says that it was not be cause of business or financial mat ters concerning the firm, John Whilt and Merritt Town, official county examiners of timber lands, have returned from the Eu reka country and will do some work in the Fisher river and Pleas ant valley. said system of highways, bridges and free ferries ; that there shall be t constructed such other branch I roads leading to and connecting with said system of highways, i bridges and free ferries as the board of commissioners may de termine; that such free ferries as the board of county commissioners may deem necessary, and as a part of said system of highways, bridges and free ferries, shall be construct ed for the purpose of and as a FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS MORE TOOLS The arrival a few days ago of more equipment for the Libby fire department is putting this organi zation into position to do mort effi cient work for the protection of property from fire loss. The full equipment for present needs com prises a chemical engine, two hose carts, one 30-foot extension ' hook and ladder truck and i,ooo feet of hose. The officers are: Chief-W. S. Megquier. Asst. Chief-W. R. Kemp. Secy.-R. T. Fleek. Treas.-W. W. Blew, Jr. There are now twenty active members enrolled and it is earnest ly desired tc increase the number to the full membership of fifty, necessary to efficiently carry on the work of the department. Volun teers are asked for, and those wish ing to join this worthy organiza tion are requested to hand in their names to the chief or secretary. Every business man should join, not only as a practical expression of his good will, but as an encour agement for others to actively con nect themselves with one of the most important organizations of our city. MAY HAVE MARRIED TOO SOON. The following from Monday's Spokesman-Review is of local in terest : Robert Fix, a Great Northern VOTE WAS UNANIMOUS FOR THE RESOLUTION Which Says Proposition is Necessary to Develop Our Immense Natural Resources. means of transportation across the Kootenai river. That from the proceeds from the sale of said bonds there shall be ap propriated by the board of county commissioners for the construction and repair of said system of high ways, bridges and free ferries the following amounts : The sum of Forty-five Thousand Dollars for the construction, repair and improvement of said system of highways, bridges and free ferries located and situated within the boundaries of the road districts of Lincoln county numbered one, two, three. four, thirteen, fourteen and fifteen respectively. The sum of Forty Thousand l)ollars for the construction, repair and improve ment of said system of highways, bridges and free ferries located and situated within the boundaries of the road districts of Lincoln coun ty numbered five, six, seven, eight, nine, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen and nineteen respectively. The sunm of Forty Thousand Dollars for the construction, repair and improve ment of said system of highways, bridges and free ferries located and situated within the boundaries of the road districts of Lincoln coun ty numbered ten, eleven, twelve, twenty and twenty-one respect ively. fireman running out of Hillyard, yesterday to friends at Hillyard confirmed the report of his mar riage on August 31 at Coeur d' Alene to Stella Williams of Libby, Montana. Fix was barred by a decree of divorce given him April 4, 19I1, in the superior court, from re-mar rying for a period of six months. In a period of seven and one-half months Fix has been married to two different women and divorced once. His first wife was Ruth Dudley, to whom he was married at Hill yard January 13, 1911. A few days after the marriage Fix started a suit for divorce on a statutory charge. The decree was granted through default April 4, 1911, with a string to it in the shape of a six months' period of probation. Fix says that he waited as long j as the law requires, but the record would indicate that his second marriage was a month ahead of time. Frank Bryant has brought in samples from the copper strike on Parmenter creek, in which he and LaCharity, Doe and Hurley are in terested. The rock is freely sprin kled with peacock copper and evi dently there is a mountain of it. A 200.foot dyke carries veins of this ore running from a foot to twenty feet in width, and the dyke can be traced for over 3,000 feet. The work so far done shows a con stant improvement and it would seem that this will become one of ,the big propositions of the camp. That all roads now laid out and built or partly built along the pro posed routes, or any of them, shall as far as practicable be repaired and utilized in definitely establish ing highways and roads ; that none of the money obtained by this prc posed bond issue be expended up on any roads or highways used a a part ofor connecting with said system of highways, bridges and free ferries situated within the cor porlte limits of any incorporated city or town, save and except nec essary approaches to any bridge or free ferry. That necessary sites for all of the proposed bridges across the Kootenai river and the necessary approaches thereto, and the con struction of said bridges, iron or steel, shall be procured and done in conformity of law. That a special election of duly qu.difield electors of said Lincoln county, Montana, be called and the same is hereby ordered called to be held on Saturday, the 28th day of October, 19r , in form and manner as provided by law, at which the proposition of so bonding the said county in the sum of One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Do'lars be submitted to such electors for their approval or rejection. That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the records of the board of county commissioners. County News Boiled Down Board set aside $250 for institute fund and ordered warrant drawn in favor of school superintendent. A. J. Smith having resigned from the educational examining board, Mrs. J. W. Scott was appointed to fill the unexpired term. Jas. Sherry, Jr-, was granted re newal of liquor license at Fortine. Road petitions of Jos. Cechlosky, Jr., and P. Ryan were laid over for future, consideration. In matter of road petitioned for by C. B. Roberts, no satisfactory agreement having been reached be tween board and Carrie Sherry for right of way over lauds of Carrie Sherry, by mutual consent the question of damages was left to an arbitration committee. Board ordered transportation fur nished to D. L. Iloagland to Tra verse City, Mich. It was ordered that salary of dep uty sheriff at Troy be raised to $75 per month. Petition for a deputy sheriff at Rexford was rejected. Board ordered county treasurer to transmit to city treasurer pro ceeds from road taxes erroneously collected by the county from 28 residents of the city of Libby. A complete set of weights and measures was ordered purchased, at a price not above $500. Gordon Shafer has gone to Great Falls on a business trip.