STHE LIBBY HERALD
VOL. 2, NO. 17 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR
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
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.
School officers present were Eu
BREEZY LETTER FROM
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
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
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
Coroner Ottowa went to the
scene of the "find" on a speeder,
and further developments are looked
forward to with considerable local
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
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
J. Chevlosky, orchard grass.
Mrs. C. B. Remp, honey.
Mrs. C. B. Remnp, best gallon
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.
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
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
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
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
W. F Doonan, best 12 stalks
G. Savage, best collection to
Geo. Waters, best gen'l display.
Oscar Colberg, best display crab
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
J. G. VanDyke, best display to
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
Senator Kennedy reported pro
gress on the securing of a new depot
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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