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..The Libby Herald..
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY THE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY G. E. SHAWLER - - BusinessMgr. Entered as second-class matter August 17, 1911, at the postofllce at Libby, Mon taua, under the Act of March 3, 1879. THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 19gr. As to Legal Quibbles. Now that the bond election i, over and the county commissioner, have ordered advertisements foi bids for the construction of the three bridges and the sale of bonds, the good roads movement is appar ently an assured fact. However, there are murmuring! of threatened legal proceedings tc prevent the sale of the bonds, which will of necessity prevent the construction of the much-needed improvements. The Herald, from information obtainable, believes all the formali ties have been complied with to make the bonds legal. Should there be any question, would it not be well to act as early as possible to have it determined by the courts ? There is no doubt but that bond purchasing houses would feel more secure with a final decision of the courts definitely settling the legali ty of the bonds, and that a higher price could be secured for the bonds than if any question should be un determined. If anyone feels disposed to op pose the good roads movement, or any question exists, let legal pro ceedings be instituted at once and carried on expeditiously, so that a decision be reached before the day the bids are opened. Let no action be deferred that wilkdelay these improvements from being consummated at once. Arizona and the Recall. Arizona will not vote until in December, when a special election will be held for state officers and to "vote out" the recall of the judi ciary, which President Tatt has de manded as a condition upon which statehood can be secured. Both parties there have agreed to "vote it in" (the recall of the judiciary) as soon as practicable after state hood. Taft may cram his view down the throaty of a people while they are helpless under a territorial form of government, but as soon as they are free under the mantle of statehood they will assert their manhood and kick Taftism into the rubbish heap where it belongs. Inopportune Talks. Speaker Champ Clark has many good qualities and a fine record for statesmanship in tarrying out a wise policy in the house, but it must be admitted that he furnishes a clear case of a man who can say the wrong thing at any old time. His spread-eagle speech about hbping to see the stars and stripes float from the Gulf of Mexico. to the Arctic circle, furnished choice campaign material for the jingoes in Canada during the reciprocity fight, and according to Bryan was a principal factor in defeating the measure. During one of his Chautauqua lectures in Texas recently he sue. ceeded in arousing the ire of the Lone Star folks by advising them < tccut up the state into five states, .so that the democrats could control the senate. The suggestion has t met with a storm of disapproval t and criticism, for the Texans have a a lot of state pride and are looking t forward to the time when they will t have the empire state of the Union, e not only in area, but in population t and wealth. Within the past ten days Champ i has gone back to the Canadian f matter and says that he would like o to run against Taft on the issue of u Canadian annexation and would a carry every state in the Union. He o says nine-tenths of our people favor > annexation and want' it. As a ic matter of fact, nine-tenths of our a people do not care a tinker's conti- al neutal about annexation ; it is not " an issue now and not likely to be si for some time, if it ever is. Just . at present we have sufficient trou bles of our own to fix up and a lot of "live" issues to be settled in the next campaign without chasing jingo phantoms. If the presidential nomination lightning should strike Champ, and .t were the prospects ever so bright for democratic success, it would be dollars fo doughnuts that at the eleventh hour there would he a Burchard outbreak like that which had such a disastrous effect upon s Blaine in his memorable campaign s with Cleveland. r The kind of annexation Champ could cultivate with profit is a lit tle discretion. Tariff Object Lesson. The middlemen have be n charged with being responsible for much of the high cost of living, but their associations in many cit ies are starting a movement to show that a genuine revision of the tariff-a revision downward, not upward like the Payne-Aldrich law -will do more to correct the evil than any one thing. At Pitts burg the grocers are labelling sacks with printed matter which reads something like this: "The high tariff benefits no body but the sugar trust. Were it not for the sugar tariff this package would cost 2 cents a pound less. Urge your con gressman to repeal the tariff on sugar." This reads a good deal like a po litical speech, but it is a mere state ment of fact, and drives home to customers the bonus they are pay ing this privileged interest. The effect of a printed inscription on a 25-pound sack of sugar means that the tariff has cost 5o cents on that one purchase. Every too-pound sack of sugar means a two dollar loss. There will be a revision of the tariff, and it will be downward, in spite of the fact that the president has said that our present tariff law was the best ever passed by con gress. However, it is only fair to say that the big, fat boy in the white house made this statement before he had heard the rumblings of the people from every quarter of the land, He now says there must be tariff revision, provided the tar iff board which he appointed says there should be one, where, when and how much. This is to be a strictly scientific affair, of which the ordinary mor tal is supposed to knuw but little, but is to take the deductions and statistics as the ne plus ultra of the tariff game. This reminds us of the man who met a doctor on the street and was having a friendly chat when a brother medico passing along joined the group. The two doctors immediately fell into an animated discussion of a case of appendicitis. The operation was a beautiful one and highly success ful; it was a perfect case. The man finally asked how the patient was getting along, and his surgical friend turned to him with a mingled look of surprise and compassion as he said : "The patient?--oh, he's dead." Socialists in Los Angeles. A peculiar situation in politics has arisen in Los Angeles, where the McNamara brothers are on trial for their lives on a charge of dynamiting the Times building. The manner in which these prison ers were railroaded from Indiana to California was so unfair and so un-American that working people all over the country in particular were aroused at such high-handed proceedings. Since the trial start ed there has been a continual spat ting between the counsel for de fendants and the court. The truth is, organized labor is afraid of a frameup. Los Angeles, the center of wealth and refinenment,is wrought uip over the situation. A few days ago primaries were held ' for city officers and Job Haraiman, one of McNamara attorneys, led the field for mayor, and at the election next month will contest for the office against a candidate backed by the "good government" league. Each side is making a house to house caumpaign, but there need be no surprise if there is a socialist land slide in California's second city next month. The case of Geo. Moore vs. ,the Great Northern Railway company, for the loss of a valuable horse, was tried last Friday at Troy be fore Judge Geo. E. Davis. Jas. W. 'Scott appeared for plaintiff and W. N. Noffinger of Kalispell for de fendant. Judgment was given against the company for $299 and costs. Naturalization day for prospect ive citizens will come on the isth, when the court meets. Libby Steam Laundry t- - to W. B. L)BY, Geq. Mgr, °t Good, careful work and attentive service. vW All outside orders promptly filled. Laundry called for and delivered within city limits. is - A Lot in Libby Is aGood e Investment DION'T put off getting some Libby real estate until there is another advance in price. Quite a number of the oldtimers, , those who e have devoted a large part of their lives to the t dcvelopment of Libby, are not taking advantage S of their opportunities to get Libby property t 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 now 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. A LOT IN LIBBY IS A GOOD INVESTMENT For Prices and Terms of Sale Call on LIBBY REALTY CO., 1st Nat'l Bldg. There's a reason why people like to drop in at.................. BLEW'S ..v THE BEST OF TREATMENT, THE BEST .OF GOODS. S Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigar5., Only Good Goods Kept in Stock. W. W. BLEW, JR., Propr. "Sole" Hdqrs. Lenia Mercantile Company (Incorporated) MILLINERY, NEEDLE ART LADIES' TAILORING Cor. Montana and Sixth Libby MIRS. J. F. COATS, Manager a IlMO'rTH MII,LTER Ur. S. Land Commissioner. Notary Public. LI.BBY - - MONTANA 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, stlish and dur iable shoe for everyday knockabout and Sunday wear. RememiberaBuster 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 HAbF-I'RICE--5oc-a real $r.oo watch for the boy --guaranteed to keep good time for one year. Won't he he tickled ? Give Buster Brown a tryout LINCOLN MERCANTILE COMPANY The 'First National Bank of Libby Opened for business Jan. g9, 19o CAPITAL $25.000 - - RESOURCES.$100,000 OFFTCERS : C. ED LUKENS, President F. M. PLUMMER, Vice-Pres. CHESTER A. ADAMS, Cashier DIRECTORS : JAS. STONECHIEST E. W. DOE. F. M. PLUMMER C. IED ITKENS CHESTER A. 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