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The Libby herald. [volume] (Libby, Mont.) 1911-1913, October 12, 1911, Image 1

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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
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,
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
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,
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.
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
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
(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
A vote for the bond issue means
the prosperity of the common peo
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.

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