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STHE LIBBY HERALD
VOL. 2, NO. 17 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR LINCOLN COUNTY TEACHERS MEET The county teachers' institute which began last Monday morning and closed yesterday afternoon,wai the most successful gathering o the kind ever held in Lincoln coun ty. This is largely due to the coniraderie spirit which prevailed among the teachers and the close touch of fellowship with the in structors, the whole making for s gathering which marks it as a no. table one. In fact, it may be said ts be that turning point in our so. cial and political life which augurs well for the future of school work in Lincoln county. The instructors present, when the institute convened Monday morning at 9.a. m., were State Su perintendent W E, Harmon, Dep uty Superintendent G. A. Ketch am, Miss Nettie Sawyer, primary work, and Miss Kalz, music and art. The teachers attending were: Prof. J. Carroll, Laura Max*ell, Svea B. Heron, Elizabeth Kelly, Ruth Carey, Estella Milnor, Elsie Hoefflin and Ethel Chambers, all of Eureka; Martha Costich, No. o0; Geo. Gasahl, No. 12 ; Agnes Diny, I'o. 17; Florence Parker, No. 16; Pearl M. Fuller, No. 5; Edua Price, No. 5; Effie Mikal son, E-8; Sara Hendrickson, No. 18; Pearl Eaton, Etta Reynolds and John B. Chase, all of Troy; Maud Chase, No. 2 ; Ethel Chase, No. 2; H. Croom, No. 3; Earl Price, No. i5 ; Josephine Demp sey, No. 6; Ella Head, N-6; Gwa lia Hickingbottom, No. 7; Wal lace Calmes, No. 7; Mabel Thom as, No. 8 ; Geo. Woodworth, No. 9 ; Chas. Nash, No. 14; Nellie Bartlett, No. 53 ; Blanche Brinton, R. V. Tanner, Helen Shafer, Lu cinda Scott, Anna Kitridge, Max ine Miles, Lulah Gray, Gertrude Skeels, Antonio Grandjeon, F. E. Robinson and Carrie Downing, all of Libby ; Ruby Christianson, No. II. School officers present were Eu BREEZY LETTER FROM TROY CORRESPONDENT Mrs. W. F. Doonan and baby daughter, accompanied by Miss Vera McKnight, left for Hillyard Thursday to visit relatives and friends, also to attend the Interstate fair at Spokane. Mrs. J. Rouse and baby girl left for Bonners Ferry Thursday to visit friends, returning Saturday Winm. McKee, who has been 6n the sick list tor the past week with tonsilitis, is again at work Mrs. Normdn Morrison was a county seat visitor last Thursday. While there she made a good in vestment by purchasing three Libby lots, on California ave. Mrs. Carr and son Niles returned from Libby Thurs'day, where they have been visiting relatives Mrs. E. M. Johnson and daugh ter Olie, of Yakt, were at the coun ty seat Thursday visiting relatives. W. Kidder, who has been con fined to his home on accobnt of a very severe abscess on the side of his face, is rapidly improving and able to be out again. C. F. McDowell and family of Norris, this state, arrived Sunday to make Troy their future home, gene uoujon, clerk, jennings; Mrs Geo. McCormick, clerk, district No. 15 ; E. L. Grimm, clerk, dis. trict No. 53; Mrs. N. C. Work. man, district No. 18. A social entertainment was given by the Libby teachers to all visit ing teachers and their friends at the close of the first day's session. This and the dance in the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by the large crowd present. Superintendent Harmon gave two talks to the teachers each day, speaking in his earnest, instructive way that the teachers of Montana like to hear. Miss Savage's lec tures on Primary Work in Reading was good, making the statement that there was no reading without mental imagery. It is certain that some of our teachers will do better teaching along that line. Miss Kaltz, instructor in music and art, also gave two lectures each day on construction work, in manual train ing, and drawing, and it is need less to say that all who heard her will have a different appreciation of art hereafter, making it useable and practical. Deputy Superin tendent Ketcham spoke on the ques tion, "How can we do the most for our boys and girls in school work?" speaking in a way that held the attention of all and gave many practical methods relative to sani tary conditions in our schools. The committee on resolutions were Jos. Carroll of Eureka, John B. Chase of Troy, Geo. Wood worth of Gateway and Antonio Grandjeon of Libby. Wmni. Lamer was down from his Shaughnessy hill property the lat ter part of last week, returning to resume work on Monday. This property is under bond to a local development company, and a cross cut tunnel is being run by Mr. Lamey to tap the lead. The tun nel is now in i8o feet, and it is cx-' pected the vein will be cut within the next 50 feet. Their two cars of stock and house hold goods arrived the next day. They have bought the Cobbledick ranch. Chas. Dennis made a business trip to Libby Saturday, to close a deal for the sale of his ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Monio and Mrs. A. B. Griffin left for Spokane Sunday to attend the fair. Mist Estella Milnor arrived home Saturday from Eureka, for a short visit with her parents. Geo: E. Davis and Frank Stone chest attended the Spokane fair. The public dance given by the Iola club last Friday night was well attended, about 25 couple being present, and all report having had a royal good time. A delicious supper was served at the Windsor. The tables were decorated with sweet peas in pretty baskets, to harmnize with the colors of each basket. Rev. Williamson of Libby held services at Leonia Sunday atter noon and at Troy Sunday evening. Rev. C. M. Van Aken has re ceived a permanent appointment as; pastor of the Whitefish church, MIKE BUSETH'S BODY FOUND IN KOOTENAI A message was handed to Coro ner Geo. Ottowa yesterday noon that the dead body ot a man had been found in the Kootenai river, two miles west of Rankin. Ran kin is the first flag station west of Libby and about midway to Koo tenai Falls. Coroner Ottowa went to the scene of the "find" on a speeder, and further developments are looked forward to with considerable local interest. Many here believe that this will unravel the mysterious disappear ance of Mike Buseth, a Libby mer chant, who vanished one night a coupld of weeks ago, leaving only a hat on the ferryboat apron to point to a probablematical clue as to the source of his leave taking. Later developments proved it to be the body of Buseth. As there was a bloody wound in the head the coroner will bring the body to Libby today and hold an autopsy. A watch and $15 in money were found, on the body. Prize Winners at Helena and Eureka State, Ist prize- J. Chevlosky, best display grapes. Willis Scott, Alsike clover, D. T. Wood, finest plate pears. Geo. Moore, blue plums. Geo. Moore, red plums. Oscar Colberg, wealthy apple. J. G. VanDyke, tobacco plant. J. G. VanDyke, highbush cran berry. State, 2nd prize- A. C. Herbst, stock beets. Willis Scott, Winisted cabbage. Willis Scott, orchard grass. Willis Scott, spring wheat. C. R. Drake, yellow plums. J. G. VanDyke, sugar cane. State, 3rd prize- A. C. Herbst, sugar beets. Geo. Moore, best display four 'arieties of plums. G. W. Waters, display grapes. J. G.VanDyke, sheaf buckwheat. 'ounty Fair, by Libby, ists Sam Michaels. Euchess apple. Viola Hamilton, rutabagas. Viola Hamilton, parsnips. J. Chevlosky, Northwest Green ig apple. J. Chevlosky, orchard grass. Mrs. C. B. Remp, honey. Mrs. C. B. Remnp, best gallon )ickles. A. C. IHerbst, late eabbage. A. C. Herbst, stock carrot. A. C. H-erbst, wh. mangel. A. C. Herbst, sugar beet. A. C. Herbst, celery. A. C. Herbst, hd. winter wheat. ,econd Prize Mrs. C. B. Pemp, sweet corn. J. Chevlosky, yellow plums. Libby Commercial Club Has Meeting The Libby Commercial club held a meeting last Monday evening at Plummer hall. County Attorney Scott and A. C. Herbst made their report of the State Fair. The accounts were of an interesting character and, both gentlemen reported that the ex hibit was, in their judgment, a great benefit ta the community. with jurisdiction at Columbia Falls. Rev. Edmund C. Hanna of Helena has been assigned to the Lincoln county Catholic churches. Frank Miller, our worthy car in spector, has taken ,ip a correspond ence course to learn the art of teaching. Here's success, Frank. O. H. Shepherd, the Great North MANY INQUIRIES FOR ACREAGE TRACTS Within the past ten days there have been numerous inquiries by strangers in Libby for 5 and ten acre tracts of land. This commu nity is lacking in being able to furnish small tracts for settlers who seek to come to this great fruit raising valley. It seems as though some of our enterprising land owners should subdivide their tracts into small acreage. The prospective settlers realize that they cannot properly attend to large acreage tracts. This is not a grain valley. The land will produce more in root crops. What Libby needs is small tracts of land wvhere the small farmer can thrive. Sixteen settlers raising fruit and vegetables are of more benefit to the community than one [and owner of 16o acres who does ,ot clear the land. The small tract will he cleared while the large )ne will stand idle. Who will be first to start the method which will bring a devel ,pment such as will increase our population ten-fold ? A. C. Herbst, early cabbage. County Fair, by Troy, Ists C. R. Drake, largest pear. G. W. Waters, Snow apple. G. W. Waters, Wolf Rv. apple. C. R. Drake. finest plate pear. Ed Colberg, McIntosh Red apple. Oscar Colberg, Wealthy apple. D. T. Wood, largest apple. C. R, Drake, yellow plums.. Geo. Moore, red plums. C. R. Drake, red tomatoes. Bert Coffman, best watermelon. W. F. I)oonan, best 6 table beets. N. W. Morrison, best 6 cucum bers. W. F Doonan, best 12 stalks white corn. G. Savage, best collection to matoes. Secand Prizes Geo. Waters, best gen'l display. Oscar Colberg, best display crab apples. Geo. Waters, Wealthy apple. Geo. Moore, blue plum. C. R. Drake, largest apple. Geo. Waters, largest pear. O.Colberg, finest plate crabapples Wm. Savage, red tomatoes. Mrs. S. F. Stanley, white onions. J. G. VanDyke, largest stalk to bacco. J. G. VanDyke, best display to bacco. Special Prizes G. W. Waters, quince. C. R. Drake, Bismarck apple. W. E. Milnor, seedling apple. Geo. Moore, best display plums. G. Savage, best collection squash. Libby captured five prizes at Helena. Senator Kennedy reported pro gress on the securing of a new depot for Libby. It was the unanimous opinion of all present that a greater effort was necessary to advertise the natural resources of the town, Adjournment was made to next Monday evening. ern yardmaster at this point, re ceived two carloads of fine young heifers Sunday from eastern Mon tana. They were unloaded at Troy for feed, water and rest and re loaded Sunday night to be shipped to his dairy farm in Washington. Mr. Shepherd fully demonstrated to the satisfaction of his many friends Sunday that he thoroughly understands the handliug of stock. LINCOLN COUNTY AT STATE FAIR The Lincoln county exhibit at the state fair called out the follow ing from the Helena Independent : Lincoln county is only three years old, yet it has a sunflower on exhibition at the state fair that would do credit to the Sunflower state. This sunflower is 15 feet tall, and the Lincoln county ex hibitors say that it was raised by ordinary garden methods without either intensive methods or irriga tion. Another feature of the Lin coln county exhibit is a collection of woods furnished by the Libby Lumber company. It consists of three cross-sections from Montana trees, one from the Montana larch, called tamarack by many people; one from a western or yellow pine, and one from a Douglas fir; and the finished products of each tree, including stained veneer panels of larch that look like oak. The Mon tana larch is the tree from which it is proposed to make furniture. The wood is close of texture, straiglt grained, hard and takes a fine fin ish. There are 20,000,000,000 ft of standing timber in Lincoln county, and most of it is composed of the three species of trees exhibited. Lincoln county used to be a part of Flathead county, and it borders on Canada and Idaho. The gen tlemen in charge of the exhibit, Messrs. Willis E. Scott of Eureka, A. C. Herbst of Libby, and Geo. Gladwyn and Jas. W. Scott of Troy, say that all it needs is set tlers. It is getting ready to bond itself for $125000 to put bridges over the Kootenai river, which in tersects the county north and south, and to construct a system of main and branch county roads. The Tobacco Plains valley, which has loo,ooo acres of fertile land, on which tobacco, musk melons, water melons, corn, cucumbers and tomatoes are grown and ripened, is in the northern part of the county, where Eureka is located. Libby and ''roy are the other principal SIXTEEN YEARS AGO THIS WEEK. (Items Culled from Old Troy Times.) Road Supervisor Geo. Moore with a force of ten men was at work on a new Yahk trail from Troy, which would come out oppo site the camp, and it was claimed for it that it would avoid all the big hills and would reach tle dis trict in i6 miles. It was reported that E. J. Mer rin, the Leonia merchant,was about to engage in business at Troy. A 64-pound "nugget" of solid galena was brought down from the B. & B. by Supt. Downey and shipped to Kalispell for exhibition. A commission had just concluded IS FOND OF HIS PICTURESQUE HOME Kalispell Times : Wm. E. Daw. son, who has been postmaster anc storekeeper at Jennings for a num. ber of years, has finally taken ovei the business which has been run iu the name ot F. P. Browne & Co. since the year of railroad construc tion. Some one speaking of hunt ing trips and automobile roads, Mr. Dawson said the old railroad grade through Pleasant Valley, from Mar ion west, had been bridged and widened clear through to Jennings, so that a hunting trip was now an easy one. He is very fond of his picturesque home in the shadow of towns of the county, both situated in the great Kootenai valley, whose big river flows more water than the Missouri river (according, to measurements taken lately) are also fovored spots. All three have many individual exhibits at the fair, which were exhibited at the Lincoln county fair and awarded prizes there. Besides tobacco and sugar cane the Lincoln county exhibit con tains samples of fine looking grapes, and the exhibitors have some crab apples as large as the McIntosh Red eating apple. The show in cludes wild plums, and the yxhib itors say that, if they had thought of it in time, they would have brought down a wagon load of wild huckleberries as large as cherries. Editor Leo Faust of Libby was called upon by the Butte News writers' union to supply that or ganization with huckleberries for the entertainment at Butte in honor of President Taft, and a barrel of the berries will be shipped from Lincoln county tor the delectation of the head of the nation. Included in the Lincoln county exhibit are sheafs of oats, timothy and other grains and grasses over six feet hfgh; corn stalks with ripened corn, seven feet or more in height; alfalfa yve feet tall; and potatoes rind other root crops cf great size, all grown without irri gation or intensive farming. The adies who visit the exhibit hall re much attracted by the pre served fruit items, and the apples, ,litms, pears, crab apples, quinces mnd other fruits which go some ,ay to bear out the statement made )y Secretary of Agriculture Wil son, on his tour through Montana luring the summer of 1910, when ie said the great Kootenai valley,. whose elevation is 2,0.0 feet or ess, was destined to become a :hoice apple and fruit producing rea. The Lincoln county exhib tors say that next year they will nake even a better show. a treaty with the I'iegan Indians for a portion of the Blackfeet reser vation, which added several hund red square miles to the territory of Teton county. A part of the .state capital site was claimed by Mrs. Seth Bullock ,f Deadwood, and a I)eadwood at torney was at HIelena starting an iction. The national vice-prcident of he "A. P. A 's" claimed a mem ,ership of 3,500,000, and gave no ice that the order was going to ake a hand in the political gamil 11 over the country. an overhanging mountain, there being a place in his yard the sun never shines upon. The sceneiy at Jennings is grand and inspiring, and in the hills the hills the easiest hunting, while the streams abound in mountain trout. Clyde Daniels is down from the St. Paul on Cherry creek. During his absence, some one broke into his ranch cabin below town and stole his clothing and a lot of other goods. The incident inter fered very materially in hip antici pated pleasure in attending the re ception and dance Monday night.