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THE LIBBY HERALD
VOL. 2, NO. 18 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1911 $2.00 PER YEAR -- . WYOMING VISITORS TAKEN UP WITH LIBBY John O'Marr of Sheridan, Wyo., accompanied by Henry kroger and Harry Rice, also of that city, visit= ed in Libby for several days last week. Mr. kroger is a former resident of Butte and a wealthy brewer, Mr. Rice is the chief of po lice of Sheridan and Mr. O'Marr is hMayor of that city and president of the Libby waterworks and electrit light systetfi. All three gentietien visited t numiber of ranches adjoining Libbyi and were astonished at the wonder ful vegetation on every hand in this section without artificial water ing. At the Hamilton ranch they secured a number of samples of vegetables which they took with them to their homes in Wyoming, The visitors were shown around by Nels Littlejohn, superintendent of the water system here, and left for Sheridan Sunday moruing. It is perhaps unnecessary to say that the gentlemen will be back again and Mr. O'Marr, who has such large financial interests here, will give the greater part of his time to Libby in the future. The city is fortunate in having such men become actively identified with it and adds that many more to the booster list of Libby - "Lucky Lbiby." WOMEN MUST REGISTER TO VOTE. Under the new registration law women also will have to register, as it applies to sch'ol elections as well as general city, county and state elections. It will be neces sary for every woman in Lincoln county who intends voting at the school election next spring to get on the registration books at least thirty days preceding the election. No fee is required, and once the registering is done it is done for all time, excepting in case of a change of address or failure te vote. Those living within ten miles of Libby, the county seat, will have to go before the county clerk and re corder, and those living outside this limit can go before a justice of the peace or notary public, Mass Meeting Monday Night the Libby Commercial club has decided to call a mass meeting for next Monday night at Plummer hall, to take up important matters in which everybody in the commu nity is interested. It is earnestly urged that there be a general turn out to the meeting. An Up-to-Date Steam Laundry Libby now has an up-to-date steam laundry. The building has been completed and the machinery installed and the first work turned out this week. People living in the Kootenai valley need no longer send their laundry articles to out side cities to receive proper atten tiont, as it can he done as satisfac torily at home, both as to prices and workmanship. The first county to be organized under the new counties law passed by the last legislature will be Hill couuty. The commissioners have called the election and nominating conventions will bb held this month. Havre, apparently, has a cinch on the county seat. Senator Frank Ralston came in from Kalispell Sunday and went up to the West Fisher for several days, where he is interested in pining property, COUNTY TEACHERS PASS PESOLUTIONS The following resolutions were adopted by the teachers at the county institute held last week : First: That we express our thanks and appreciation for the friendly welcotne extended to us by the teachers of Libby at the recep tion tandered the visiting teachers Monday evening, Second For the altogether en joyable social event on Monday nitht we thank the young folks of Libby. Third: *e desire especially to thank Supetintenident jHartioti fot visiting us at this timi, iand wbttid express our appreciation for his kindly counsel and efforts in our behalf, and further, we appreciate his efforts in trying to raise the ed ucational standard of the state of Montana, and pledge ourselves to aid him in furthering those efforts In every possible way. Fourth : That we appreciate the work in history and various other topics given by Mr. Ketcham, the very helpful hints on reading by Miss Sawyer and the art and music work offered by Miss Kaltz, and for their good advice, timely hints and messages of good cheer we thank them. Fifth : Believing that the ulti mate aim and ambition of every schoolma'am is not to become a cross, cranky, helpless, hopeless old maid school teacher, we desire to thadk Miss Kaltz for her lec ture on Home Decoration and sin cerely trust it may some time be of practical use to many of the ladies of this institute. Sixth: We gould thank Forrest D. Head for his untiring efforts in our behalf, and in educational mat ters generally, and especially corn; mend him for his happy selection of instructors for this institute, feeling that the success of this, our second, institute is largely due to his efforts. Seventh : That cleanliness, hon esty, accuracy, industry and pro gressiveness be watchwords in the schools of Lincoln county, and that we shall, with renewed effort, labor to make our schools more efficient iuring the ensuiag year than they have been in the past. County Attorney Jas. W. Scott has been appointed a delegate from this county by Governor Norris to attend the American Apple con gress, to be held at Denver, Col., Nov. 14. Much Gold in N. W. Montana In a short report issued by the U. S. geological survey F. C. Schra der gives an interesting account of gold-bearing ground moraines at Kennedy creek and ,ibby creek, Montana. Tests made of the deposit in six different shafts fairly well distrib uted over half a square mile in the southern part of the basin show the gold content of the deposits to range from 20 cents a cubic yard near the surface to about $5 a cubic yard in the bottom foot of gravel next to bedrock. This would amount to about $5,500oo,ooo for the Kennedy placer portion of the area exam ined. In the basin as a whole, if gravel of this grade is present throughout, there is probably more than $ti,ooo,ooo worth of gold. The entire district of which Ken nedy creek Is a portion is roughly estimated by Mr. Schrader to con tain about $Ioo,ooo,ooo worth of gold, much of which, he states, to judge from the attention the dis trict is receiving, will probably be won in the near future. The eyes of all baseball fandom will look towards New York Satur day, where the first of the world's series starts. The giants are a slight favorite in the betting, and a ;ot 91 stlff is being put up. OPENLY OPPOSED TO BOND ISSUE In its last issue the Eureka Jour nal openly opposed the bond issue for road purposes. The Journal's expressed opposition is that the sum of $125,ooo Will be used for bridges and none for roads. This F statement is misleading and un doubtedly made to cover the ttne 1dpposition of the Journal. Conm thissitheut Garey, who resides at iui-eka aild who voted for the sub mission of the tbotnd Issue to the people, can inform the Journal that the total cost of bridges as given by bridge estimaters is $8o,ooo for the three bridges. This would leave $45,000 for roads, and with the $2o,ooo from taxes and forest funds would provide for $65,ooo to be expended for road purposes next year. The Journal contends that the bond issue would result in boosting town lots and county seat elections. The Herald has been laboring under the belief the county seat was set tled and determined and that the building of good roads meant an increase of values to all lands. Assume, for the sake of argu ment, it will boost town lots. Com missioner Garey secured an ex press provision that $45,000 of the bond issue be spent in the Eureka district, as against $40,000 in the Troy and Libby districts. Hence, Eureka townsite company secures the benefit of $5,ooo more than either of the others. Let us suppose the building of roads and bridges does boost town lots. You cannot increase the value of town lots without increasing the value of all lands tributary thereto. Does the Journal object to increas ing the values of land? That is not the real objection. The real objection of the Journal is that it may help to open the country sur rounding Troy and Libby. There are a few people in Eureka -who by no means comprise a ma jority, but a minority,-who seek to dominate and control affairs that have declared no improvement shall be permitted that even tends to aid SLibby. If the self-constituted lead ers could hear the comment of pros pective settlers, to whom they have knocked Libby, they would soon come to realize that the continued knocking of a community injures tnemselves more than the commu nity they seek to injure. The question of the bond issue is simply, Shall the people be af forded good roads, or shall we con tinue to remain as of that class of SIXTEEN YEARS AGO THIS WEEK. (Items Culled from Old Troy Times.) Real estate at Libby was picking up. A. C. Herbst sold his house and lot for $I,ooo, and S. D. Mc Carthy sold the'Miners hotel to Chester & McCracken of Jennings. H. J. Jory, a mining expert rep resenting Finch & Campbell of Spokane, was in the Yahk "dick eriug" for the Keystone property. The Cherry Creek Placer com pany put in a flume to turn the water of the channel, to work the bed of the creek. The St. Paul Dispatch heard that J. J. Hill would resign the presi-, dency of the Great Northern and be succeeded by his son-in-law, Samuel Hill. The B & B. sent out its second car of ore to the smelter. This ore people who use old hats for window glass and are content to let condi tions alone? Does the Journal be grudge a bridge at Rexford, be. cause it so happens the Kootenai flows past the town? It would seem that before the Journal will be satisfied the channel of the river will need be changed or Eureka moved to the river, The objections of the Journal are: fexford needs no bridge why--because Eureka does not? Libby needs no bridge-why-be cause Brother Bernard has not re covered over the county seat being located there. Troy needs no bridge--why--because to defeat the bridge at Libby it will be necessary to defeat the bond issue, and the policy of the Journal is, nothing must be permitted that will develop the southern and western portions of Lincoln county. The Herald believes that the cit izens of Lincoln county are; pro gressive and will build good roads. The only question for the people to decide is whether progress and prosperity are to be our guide. A vote for the bond issue means the development of our natural re sources. A vote against the bond issue means you are opposed to progress and prosperity. A vote for the bond issue means good toads, which are of the great est benefit to the farmer. A vote against the bond issue meanis you oppose agricultural de velopment. A vote for the bond issue means the prosperity of the common peo ple. A vote against the bond issue is in favor of the continuation of cor porate land ownership to fhe ex clusion of private land ownership. Already the issue is being drawn in the cotunty whether the large holdmg non-resident corporations shall continue to retard the devel opment of our resources or not. The Herald, while not surprised, regrets to see the editor of the Journal align himself in favor of corporate influences and non-resi dent landlordism and against the interests of the plain people. Let the bond issue carry, open our county to settlement, develop our resources and banish the non resident landlordism which now comprises 85 per cent of our county. Upon which side will you vote? Lincoln county's future is in the balance. The question is for you to decide. was taken eight miles to Troy oni pack horses. E. J. Merrin, the well-known Leonia merchant, started a store at Troy. All the machinery for the Snow shoe concentrator was at Libby and was being hauled to the mine. Two hundred and sixy-five thousand feet of lumber was cut and on the ground and a second contract was let by Manager Walters for 200 000 feet more. It was believed the "horseless carriage" had come to stay. The first one appeared in Philadelphia and attracted great attention. Chi cagoans also announced a grand race contest for $3,ooo in prizes, billed for Nov. 2, between horse less carriages over the road from Chicago to Milwaukee. LIBBY LOTS ARE VERY GOOD SELLERS No other one thing speaks better for a city than sales of city prop erty. In addition to the new houses which are going up in all sections of Libby, sales of property by the townsite company the past several days indicate that there will be many more residences go up in the spring and yet this fall than were built this year, which is the biggest and best in the history of the city. The following list, obtained from the Libby Realty company, shows the number of lots and to whom sold by that.company during the past several days: H. W. Jennison, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 5, Lukens add. Mrs. A Sears, lots 12 and 13, block 17, Faust add J. W: Burke, lots 17, IS, 19 and 20, original. P. D. Pratt, lots I, 2, 3 and 4, block 3, Iukens add. Isabel I). Utley, lots r and 2, block 9. I,uken' add. E. A. lHarrsh, lot 14, block 8, Lukens add. M. Rodden, lots 4, 5 and 6, block 4, Lukens add. J. D. Brooks, lots 5, 6 and 7, block 8, Lukens add. M. A. Shanahan, lots 8, 9, 10 and I I, block 8, Lukens add. Adell B. Rogers, lots 9, so and i I, block 9, Lukens add. N. W. Morrison, lots 6, 7 dnd 8, block 5, Lukens add. Jewell A. Kennedy, lots r, 2 and 3, block io, Lukens add. Mrs. May Jones, lots to, ix and 12, block 9, Lukens add. Chas. S. Dennis, lots r2, 13. 14 and 15, block 5,,Lukens add. John Schneider, lots 15, 16 ahd 17, block 6, Faust add. G. F. L. Warwick, lot r5, block, 7, Leonard add. Nick Scherer, lots 20, 21 and 22, block 5, Lukens add. The fact that both Missoula and Kalispell are moving in the direc tion of an electric railway to the Flathead reservation may have had no quickening influence upon ,the Great Northern, but representa tives of the road are said to be vis iting the reservation and taking an unusual interest in affairs there. Makes Model Electrolier Post Tiuner Reed at Fleek & Fleek's hardware store has made a galvan ized iron mould which is about as neat a pice of workmanship as one would wish to see in this line of handicraft. It is made for a local firm of cement workers, who will cast a sample electrolier pillar for exhibition purposes. It is claimed they can be put in much cheaper than those of iron or steel, are equally as attractive and more dur able. The cluster consists of five lights, one on top and one each suspended from four arms. The model produced by Mr. Reed Is certainly a neat and attractive one. The Great Northern has let a contract to build a branch line from Bluestem, in eastern Washington, to the Columbia river, for $i,ooo,- , ooo. It will be 43 miles long and camps are being established to ac commodate 2,000 workmen. The McNamara dynamiting case is now on trial at Los Angeles. This is the case where the defend ant.were "railroaded" across the continent without the least possi sibility of obtaining a hearing in their own home. Labor uqions believe this case is a frame up and all over the country have ralled to the defense of the prisoners. CALIFORNIA ELECTION A JOLT TO TAFT The election in California last Tuesday was a decided jolt to Taft's exercise of one-man power in de nying Arizona statehood unless it first eliminated from its constitu tion the provision which related to the recall of the judiciary. He set himself up as superior to the will of the people of that territory, who had in emphatic terns at the polls expressed a wish to use that right -to recall any recreant public offi cial, no matter his station, to whom they had given employment in a position of trust. At the election in California a number of amendments to the con stitution were voted on and among them the initiative and referendum and the recall, the latter including the judiciary. The big interests opposed these innovations with all their wealth and power, but by a vote of three to one the prolosi tions swept the state. Why not? Why can't the peo ple rule? Why should there be a privileged class in this great Amer ican country of ours? If an indi vidual or a corporation employs a man the right is reserved to reject his services at any time he is con sidered unsatisfactory. Why can't the people have the same right with the men whom they employ as public servants to administer an office? Taft says not. But the people are awakening to a con sciousness of their power and their right. The principle of the recall is right, agd wherever the issue comes up, right will prevail and the people will come into their OWn. If California were a territory knocking for admission to the sis terhood of states, Taft would put his veto against the expressed wish of the people and deny them the right of statehood unless they con formed to his wishes. But being a sovereign state, California can choose her own laws by popular will, even though it requires a two thirds vote to overcome a constitu tional provision put there by the reactionaries, as in the case of Cal ifornia. Let the people rule. Placer Company Reorganized B. F. Howard of Libby and Sen ator Whiteside of Kalispell atterd. ed a meeting of stockholders of the: Howard Gulch Placer Mining con pany at Spokane l~st week, which was held for the purpose of reor ganizing the company and to trars act other important business. It is expected that active work cn this property will now be ccm menced very shortly. The coni pany's holdings comprise 480 acres of placer ground at Howard lake, in the W'est Fisher district. Real Estate Transfers. Prepared by the incoln County Ab stract Company. James Conlon et ux to Edward R. Gay, w d to und 3 int in n hfuw qr, se qr nw qr, sw qr ne qr sec 36-34-25, except tract owned by G. N. R. R., $125o. Eureka Lumber Co. to Mike Petery, w d to ne qr se qr sec 21, w hfsw qr and se qr sw qr sec 22-35-26, $1. Alfred Murphy to Mrs. Jennie Ander son, w d to land in sec 7-37-27, $l. The railroad companies have ap pealed to the courts to prevent the ruling of the interstate commerce commission from taking effect in November, which ordered lower freight rates from the east to Spo kane and other points in the inter mountain country.