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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
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
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 endpost√Ĺ
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.

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