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THE LIBBY HERALD
VOL. 2, NO. 22 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 191 I $2.00 PER YEAR THEY START THE BALL ROLLING Commissioners Canvass Bond YVtq and Call for Bids for Sale of Bonds. and Construction of Three Bridges. The county commissioners met Monday to canvass the votes cast at the recent bond election and to transact other business. It was one of the most important meetings of the year and the board got down to business and made material pro gress in carrying out the wishes of the people of this county as ex pressed at the polls on road and bridge proposition. A canvass of the returns having shown that there was a majority for the bond issue, Chairman Pratt offered the following resolutions: Whereas, 66o ~'otes were cast at the election for bonds for roads and bridges Oel. 28, 1911, and Whereas, 433 of said votes were cast in the affirmative and 227 in the negative, and Whereas, the majority of said votes were cast in the affirmative of the proposition voted upon, it is hereby declared by the board of commissioners that said election for the issurance of said bonds for roads and bridges was carried and the issuance ot said bonds authorized by the votes of this county. Its adoption was moved by Garey, seconded by B.Ct!.tt "nd carried unanimously. A resolution was offered and carried that the county- of Lincoln do issue coupon bonds, in the sum of $125,000, to be redeemable in 15 I years and payable in 20 years and to bear interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum, interest payable semi-annually, to secure funds for the construction and improvement i of a system of highways and bridges and free ferries, in Lincoln, county, in accordance wijth the law. An advertisement calling for bids for the sale of the bonds was order- 8 ed published for 30 days in the offi clal paper of the county and in the i American Banker, New York. t Bids were. also invited for 30 o days, to be opened Dec. r6, 191I, t for building three steel bridges, I NEW PURE FOOD LAW EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1 NEXT All dealers in food stuffs of any description are more or less in terested in the law enacted by the last legislature, and which goes into effect January 1st, 1912. The law in part follows: "It shall be un lawful for any person, or persons, firm or corporation to conduct any bakery, confectionery, cannery, packing house, slaughter house, meat market, dairy, restaurant, hotel, dining car or lunch counter in the state without having a license, which license shall be issued by said board without charge to the licensee, provided, that such license shall not be required before January I, 1912. All licenses shall be made to expire on the last day of December of the current year in which they are and shallbe renew ed upon the request of the licensee; provided, that when the state board of health upon request of the licensee shall find the place for which such license is issued is not conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of said board of health, made and promulgated in accordance with this act; then the said board shall revoke such license and shil not renew the same until such olace is put in a sanitary condition in accordance with steel tubular vier or concrete foundations, over the Kootenai river at Troy, Libby and near Rex* ford. All bridges to have roadway of eighteen feet between endpostý of bridge. The bridges must be designed, manufactured and built under the specifications of the American Bridge company for highway bridges, a copy of which is on file in the clerk's office. Bid ders are required to view the differ ent sites and to furnish with their bid complete plans showing in de tail all the different parts of both the substructure and superstruct. ure. Bids to be made separately for each bridge. A certified check of 5'per cent of each bid, in favor of the county treasurer, nmust accompany each bid. The award and execution of any contract shall be conditional upon the approval of construction of said bridges by the proper officers of the government of the United States, and the sale of the bouds for pay. ment thereof. A. Y. Bayne and L. H. Johnson, each representing a Minneapolis bridge building concern, were pres ent at the meeting and approved of the provision requiring detailed plans to accompany each bid. This condition, it is estimated, will save the county some twelve or fifteen hundred dollars., The following other business was transacted by the board : J. M. Duthie, A. T. Purdy and Jos. Peltier were appointed vie~vers on road petitioned for by W. R. Schultz et al, and J. M. Duthie, J. W. Helms and John Rummel were named to view the road petitioned for by M. Fallon et al. Both roads are in the Tobacco Plains. Dr. Portus Baxter was appointed health officer of the county, term to begin Dec. r, 1911. An appaopriation of $150 was nade to pay the expense of a coun :y exhibit at the land show at St. Paul. with such rules and regulations. License shall be issued upon ap plication made on proper blank form supplied by the state board of health and all licenses shall be numbered consecutively. The li censee shall keen such license plain ly exposed in his place of business or the number thereof, preceded by the world license, painted on both sides of each wagon used by him, in letters not less than two inches high and one and one half inches wide. The revocation of a license issued under the provisions of this section shall not be construed as freeing any person, persons, firm or corporation from prosecution for violating the rules and regulations of the state board of health issued in conformity with the provisions of this act." The county commissioners and cit, councils are required to furnish the funds and efforts to enforce the law. Judge Geo. E. Davis, chief justiceof the Troy bailiwick, was circulatihg with Libby friends Monday and Tuesday. Like all Trojans he wears a broad smile over the road and bridge election. Interesting Batch of Troy Note I-- From Our Regular Correspondent. J. W Scott, county attorney, wa_ a Troy visitor last week for severa days, looking after his ranch inter esss and on other business. The socialists of this place are arranging for a course of lecture: e to be delivered at various times Li during the coming yeHr. A num ber of speakers of national reputa Y tion will be brought here. Henry :s T. Jones of Milwaukee, Wis., will e lecture Nov. 24. Mrs. Warwick of Libby spent a few days visiting her mother, Mrs. r A. Lyons. C. R. Holm returned home Sat urday from Priest River, where he r has been the past month. Oscar Pederson of Libby has 7 opened the Eureka restaurant. J. Fushb and Jesse Cripe spent a few days out hunting, returning with several fine deer. The Eta Alpha club met at the Shorme of Miss Ruth Clay Wednes dov. The hour, were spent in needlework and later refreshments were served, Mts. Ray Burr returned to her home in Spokane Saturday, after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. IH. D. Whiting. Mrs. R. E. Clay, accompanied by her daughter Alma and son Wal ter, left for Libby Saturday to visit with her sister, Mrs. Raymond. G. C. Hubble of Sandpoint ar rived Friday on his way to Sylvan ite, to take up his position as saw yer with O. T. Walker. C A. Palmer of Milan, Wash., arrived last week to do the finish ing work on the C. H. Clay bunga low. This will be one of Troy's finest residences. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Mc. P. Bailey was successfully op erated on at Bonners Ferry last week, for an abscess on the side of his face. The little fellow stood the ordeal well and is now gradu ally improving. W. N. Noffsinger of Kalispell, Great Northern attorney, accom panied by E. Tenner of Whitefish, claim agent, were here Friday to look into the law suit brought against the company by Geo. Moore to recover the value of a horse killed by a train some time ago. The case was appealed to the next term of court. DOE LAWS SAVE HUNTERS. The so-called "list of immortals" of the United States geological sur vey-a roster kept by that bureau of all hunting fatalities in this country-already this year has had added 47 names. From this in formation the bureau hopes to be able to deduce general principles which will be of value in framing "life-saving federal and state game laws. " "One fact which we have learned during the three years we have kept this record," says Dr. T. S. Palmer, chief the bureau, "is that' there are practically no deer hunt ing accidents in states which pro hibit the shooting of does. This is because in those states the hunt er hesitates a moment before firing to determine whether the animal is a doe or a buck. In case the ani mal happens to be of the two-legged variety, .that brief pause before pulling the trigger is enough to save human life." News 16 Years Ago This Week (Items culled from old Troy Times.) 5 An ore buyer for the Great Falls I smelter contracted for 3,000 tons of B. & B. ore. There were 200 buffalo in the Yellowstone park. H. J. Jory, representing Finch & Campbell of Wallace, Idaho, bonded the Keystone in the Yahk of Wm.Johnson and S.J.Whitcomb for $12.5oo, and put a crew of men at'work to open up the property. The aunthor of the campaign slo ran, "Grover, Grover, four more years of Grover," died in Philadel phia and Times editor was mean enough to say his death was due to remorse. The car of ore shipped to the smelter from Atlanta was reported to have given good returns a'nd a petition was being circulated asking the county commiss.ioners to assist in building three miles of wagon road. The postoffice department was having a hard time trying to make its new ruling of running words to gether stick. The natives refused to stand for "Deerlodge," "Co lumbiafalls," "Bonnersferry,"'' etc. The Butte city council approved gambling licenses for upstairs loca tions. The A. R. U. strike didn't ma terialize at Troy, the men paying no attention to the order. Four deputies under Jas. Ford came over from Kalispell to watch the bridges and other property in the vicinity. At Kalispell a crowd of fifty men went to the roundhouse and ran a snowplow into the turntable pit and "killed" the engines. Roy Goodwin and four others were put under $1,ooo each charged with 1 malicious destruction of property. A bridge between Columbia Falls and Kalispell was set afire, but was discovered and put out before mak ing great headway. The strike r was called off a couple of days C later. r NO HOLIDAY R. R. RATES THIS YEAR. No Christmas or New Year's special railroad fares will be grant ed this year by the Western Pass enger. Association roads, it was announced today. The states ii. which rates will not be changed include North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Ut:.h. AGRICULTURAL MONTANA The Pacific northwest made a clean sweep of first prizes at the big national land show now being held in New York. Montana won firsts on winter wheat, oats, barley and alfalfa, and Yakima valley, Wash., won first on apples. There were many northwesterners present when the awards were made and they gave vent to their enthusiasm by making the welkin ring with cheers. Montana's winnings were: ",On winter wheat, Jas. Todd of Geyser, first prize, a beautiful sil ver cup. The grain was of a yield of 75 bushels to the acre, weight 65 pounds to the bushel. On oats, the silver cup went to Patton & Hartman of Bozeman. Their exhibit was of a yieid of 154 bushels to the acre, weight 45 pounds to the bushel. R. Fisinger of Manhattan cap tured the prize on barley, the yield being 88 and 8- ioths bushels to the ' acre and weight 57/ pounds to the bushel. On alfalfa, VanCleve & Sugduch of Broadview won the silver cup. THE ELECTIONS LAST, TUESDAY Big Tariff Fight in Massachusetts, Tammany Jolted, Ohio and New Mexico Progressive, Bryan Happy, Taft Mum. The elections last Tuesday in various parts of the country were held in what is known as an "off year," but the results show that there is a continued and increasing independence of the voters through out the country. In Massachusetts, the fight on the governorship was made on tar iff line.,, Governor Foss, who sought re-election, being particularly ag gressive for a revision of the tariff downward and Frothingham and the republicans raising the bogy of closed factories and ruined indus tries if the tariff were reduced. In the republican campaign speeches orators urged Frothing ham's election on the grotld that the national administration should be supported in its tariff policy and that a democratic victory would mean a blow to the textile indus tries of the state. Foss won by about 8,ooo. the minor offices going to the republi cans by small pluralities. When a rock-ribbed republican state like Massachusetts, steeped in protect ive doctrines and having immense manufactories built up by special privileges, is debatable.grouud, it shows that the independent voter is abroad in the land. Maryland is claimed by both parties and Rhode Island is repub lican, as usual. New York and New Jersey legis latures are republican and Tanima ny got a deserved jolt and bare ly pulled through with a meagre majority in the city proper and lost to the fusionists in Brooklyn. In marked contrqst, Philadelphia, which has given as high as 125,000 republican majority, elected the democratic-keystone candidate for. mayor by 2,500. The "keystone" people are progressive republicans and formerly styled themselves Lin coln republicans. Kentucky went back into the democratic party with a jump, the majority reaching 40,000. Virginia LEONIA CORRESPONDENT TALKS ON ROADS AND FERRY Willow Dale, Leonia, Ida., Nov. II. Editor Herald Dear Sir : The long-heralded Yahk power house is an assured fact at last. Two wagon loads of material for construction passed through here today from the Movie station of the Spokane & Inter national. It is to be regretted that the cor.ipany is obliged to make such a long haul owing to the neg lect of our county commissioners to install the long-promised ferry at Leonia. With the great improvement made on the Sylvanite road this' year, including the new half mile which is attracting the attention of all strangers as being the most per fectly-constructed thoroughfare to he found in this part of the cann try, and the completion of the cut off doing away with the switcback, there will be a splendid road from Sylvanite to Leonia a little short of thirteen miles. George McCc.maick has donated a week's work on this cutoff in as sisting company representatives to survey it. He is also giving a week's team work free and is en deavoring to get the other settlers to contribute what work they can. ', and Mississippi were of conrse sol idly democratic. In Ohio the election was full of significance. Aside from the city elections in the three big cities Cincinnati, Cleveland and Colum bus, which gave democratic major ities of 5,000 in Cincinnati and Co lumbus and 20,000 in Cleveland delegates to a state constitutional convention were elected and a ma jority are pledged to the initiative, the referendum and the recall. A vigorous fight was made on these propositions and the way the pro gressives cleaned up the standpat ters is very gratifying. Four congressional vacancies were filled, the democrats gaining one in "bleeding Kansas." In New Mexico, which held the first election for state officers Tues day, and which has been a dyed in-the-wool republican territory, the democrats and progressive re publicans combined and returns from half the state indicate they won by about 4,000. The republi can candidate for governor, a prom inent sheep owner, made his fight on protection to the wool industry. A feature of the elections in many states showed marked social ist gains, especially in Ohio and New York. In recent times, it is noticeable when the people want to register a protest agaiust either of the old parties, or both, they turn their strength to the socialists. A dozen of the smaller cities of Ohio elected socialist mayors, and in some of the larger cities they ran second to the democrats. Their vote was also conspicuous in Mis sissippi, Kansas and New Mexico. Bryan and Speaker Clark are both enthusiastic over the results, in interviews given to the press, and Taft refuses to make any com nment-in fact, his silence is as pro found as it was when he heard the news that California had adopted the recall of the judiciary by a vote of about 4 to i. The Sylvanite and Yahk companies have pledged their aid to see the road through. From this it will be seen that Leonia is and always must be the shortest and most ra tional transportation point for Syl vanite. While we sincerely rejoice in the prosperity of our neighboring towns irrespective of where situated, we wtsh to see every portion of Lin coln county develop and come soon to the position it will surely occu py some day, yetve hold that it is a serious mistake to let any person al or selfish motives outweigh the just demands of a deserving com munity. It is unfortunate, indeed, that our Lincoln county commissioners must shoulder the blame for all re missness in establishing the ferry, as we have indisputable evidence that Mr. Dunn of the Bonner coun ty board stands willing at all times to fulfil his promise to co-operate in this matter. Now that the bond issue has passed, and we are glad that the majority here voted for it, we hope it will be sufficient incentive to change the Leonia ferry front a standing "Joke" to a serious prop ositiop, which will be worked out without further delay.