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..The Libby Herald..
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY THE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY G. E. SHAWLER - - BusinessMgr. Enteked as second-class matter August 17, 9q11, at the postoffce at Libby, Mon tana, under the Act of March 3, x879. THURSDAY, OCT. 12, rg9r. DON'T Criticize unless you can sug gest something better; Find fault without suggesting a more practical proposition; Be envious of your neighbor's success, but work for your own advancement; Besatisfied to let well enough alone, but strive to better your conditions ; Carry a grouch, but smile-- smile; Knock, but BOOST. Must be a Readjustment. If the single tax principle were in force today in Lincoln county there would be a scurrying around among the 85 per cent of non-resi dent property holders to part from their immense holdings to those who would improve the land. The unearned wealth of millions would cease among these speculative land owners and the county would pro gress by leaps and bounds and equal justice would be meted out to all. As the introduction of this system seems remote, some other way will have to be found to meet the needs of the community. As long as our present ridiculous assessment prevails, which permits the indefinite holding of immense bodies of idle lands at nominal tax payments, that long will the re maining 15 per cent of actual resi dents continue to earn by their toil and energy great sums for the spec ulative land owner. But the readjustment, to be ef fective, will have to begin at the top, with the state board of equal ization, and not in isolated spots throughout the state. The law plainly says what property shall be taxed for, and yet the whole sys tem is honeycombed with false statements and evasions bordering on downright dishonesty. This tax question will be a real issue soon, and it will not cease until it is settled, and settled right. What has become of "Sunny Jim?" Ever since Roosevelt beat him to a frazzle in that memorable New York campaign, he seems to have dispensed his sunshine in rather quiet walks. Picking a Manager. During President Taft's recent visit to Salt Lake City a boom was launched to place Charles D. Hilles, private secretary to the president, at the head of the republican na tional campaign committee for Libby Steam Laundry W. B. LIBBY, Gen. Mgr. Good, careful work and attentive service. All outside orders promptly filled. Laundry called for and delivered within city limits. City Drug Store R. SAILEY, Propr. Oldest Drug House in Kootenai Valley A Full Line of A. D. S. Remedies , Toilet Preparations, Brushes, Etc. PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED 1912. And the boost is sanctioned and backed by that devout follow er of mormonism, Senator Smoot, who says that Secretary Hilles is just the man to lead and guide the g. o. p. hosts. That the move ment may succeed is the earnest wish of all democrats. He is the directing spirit of the Taft publict tv bureau and the press stuff which he turns out would make a circus agent back oft the boards. With him at the helm dishing utip the taffy, the whitehouse heavyweight will fall that much harder upon the political rocks of 1912. The senate subcommittee investi gating the Stephenson election in Wisconsin is developing some ar tistic examples of high-rolling fi nance in politics which would do credit to the palmy days of Clark of Montana, Thousands of dollars were given to campaign managers with no accounting required and apparently the only injunction "get the goods." And the man agers, who acknowledge to having handled over a hundred thousand dollars, forthwith proceeded to "put Stephenson over." Down in New Mexieo the demo crats and progressive republicans have combined upon a state ticket. New Mexico is heavily republican and so completely under the domi nance of the big interests that they are in the saddle at full gallop. This is the first determined effort to break away from the yoke and the fight will be an interesting one. Oil and water may not mix, but the Spokesman-Review has found the perfect statesman in Taft, who in the same sentence is pronounc ed a progressive radical and wise conservative. Men like Bryan and La'Follette, who are fighting every day for progressive principles, place Taft in the reactionary class, but of course their opinions are of little consequence to the wise guy of the Review. THE MAUDE HENDERSON CO. The Maude Henderson company is billed to appear at the opera house next Monday night and will remain for three nights, changing plays nightly. This announcement will be re ceived with pleasure by all those who have witnessed the past per tormances of this clever company. They are very popular here, with all classes. The Maude Hender son company is held up _by most of our theatre-going citizens as the BEST that comes to our city. They produce only the finest plays that can be secured and their polite vaudeville, introduced between acts, adds materially to a full evening's enjoyment. They open their engagement here in Geo. M. Cohan's famous society comedy, "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway." The plan opens Fri day morning at Switzer's store and those desiring good seats will make no mistake in securing them as early as possible. Reserved seats 75c, general admission Soc. Don't miss this treat Monday night. PROCLAMATION. Executive Office, Helena, Montana. Whereas, a petition praying for the referendum of House Bill No. 220, Ses sion Laws of 19tr, known as "The Mili tary Code of the State of Montana," signed by the requisite number of voters, has been duly and regularly filed in the office of the secretary of state within the time required by the provisions of the constitution of the state of Montana, and Whereas, The governor of the state is required by law to issue his proclamation announcing the filing of such petition ; Now, therefore,' I, William R. Allen, lieutenant governor and acting governor of the state of Montana, do hereby pro claim the filing of such petition for the reference to the voters of the state of Montana for their approval or rejection at the regular election to he held on the fifth day of November, A. D., 19?!, of House Bill No. 220 (Chapter 145, Session Laws of 191I), being an act entitled "An A Lot in Libby Is a Good Investment DON'T put off getting some l-ibby real estate until there is another advance in price. Quite a number of the oldtimers, those who have devoted a large part of their lives to - the dcvelopment of Libby, are not taking advantage of their opportunities to get Libby property while they can buy it cheap. They are doing what they did with the timber claims. And the result will be the same. It will be another hard luck story. The time to have taken a timber claim was when you could get one. The time to buy a lot in Libby is now. It can be bought cheaper nbw than ever again. Every lot sold by the Libby Realty Co. has been a good in vestment to the purchaser. There are big things in store for Libby---big payrolls and railroad construction, and the future is a bright one. The oldtimer and the newcomer are both in vited to the feast. The opportunity is now. (Read the lit of those who have bought Libby lots in the past few days,published in another column) A LOT IN LIBBY IS A GOOD INVESTMENT For Prices and Terms of Sale Call on LIBBY REALTY CO., 1st Nat'l Bldg. John P. Wall Store ...GENERAL MERCHANDISE... Can fill any order on the shortet notice..... In business twenty years and bigger today than ever There's a reason why people like to drop inll at ................. BLEW'S Libby Montana THE BEST OF TREATMENT, THE BEST OF GOODS. Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars. Only Good Goods Kept in Stock. W. W. BLEW, JR., Propr. "Solo" Hdqrs. - I. 4" - Act relating to the State Militia of the State of Montana, providing for the or ganization, regulation, maintenance and discipline of the National Guard of Mon. tana, prescribing duties of certain county and state officers in connection there with, prescribing, penalties and repealing sections 1045 to Itto inclusive, of the Re vised (oles of Montana of 1907." In witness whereof I have hereunto set tmy hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Montana to be affixed. l)one at Helena, the Capital, this the seventh (lay of September, A, D., one thousand nine hundred and eleven, and in tlh, ,ne hundred and thirty-sixth year of the inllependence of the United States. Wiliam R. Allen, By lhe Acting Governor. T. Mt. Swindelhurst, Secretary of State. By David Pizer, Deputy. ( T'lIw t reat Seal of the 1 State of Montana I sept 14-4w Are the Children 'fixed for the coming bad weather? With a good stout pair of shoes-Buster Brown made especially for children by a firm that makes a specialty of children's shoes. A new, stylish and dur able shoe for everyday knockabout and Sunday wear. Remember, Buster Brown wears better than any other child's shoe on the market because it is made for children. Something that will please the. children With every pair of Buster Brown's 'The Lincoln,' offers FREE a waterproof school bag. And 'for HALF-PRICE--5oc-a real $i.oo watch for the boy -guaranteed to keep good time .for one year. Won't he be tickled ? Give Buster Brown a tryout LINCOLN MERCANTILE COMPANY The First National Bank of Libby Opened for business Jan. 19, 91go CAPITAL $25.000 - - RESOURCES $100,000 OFFICERS : C. ED LUKENS, President F. M. PLUMMER, Vice-Pres. CHESTER A. ADAMS, Cashier DIRECTORS: JAS. STONECHEST E. W. DOE F. M. PLUMMER C. ED LUKENS CHESTER A. ADAMS t+*+*++'+*+*4'++*+++ 4 4+ 4'+.*++4 ++N + I'-1 BEST BEER I Our beer is made from the Famous Montana Barley and Bohemian Hops, imported from Europe......... Kalispell Malting & Brewing Company KALISPELL, - - - MONTANA. *++++++++4+++++++++*++ ++4+ Kootenai Deal in all kinds of Real cl Estate and Real Estate Land Improvements. Loc a t e Parties on choice Fruit and Dairy lands. Investment Make a specialty of Koo. tenai Valley lands, but Company will buy and sell in all parts of the county OFFICES IN LIBBY AND TROY First National Bank Bldg., Libby - At F. B. Callow's, Troy +++ - --------- +++++ F. M. Plummer Sells Everything, In Merchandise Quality & Price Satisfactory...... Sole Agent for CHASE & SANBORN'S High-Grade Teas and Coffees F. M. Plummer