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VL 2 3HE LIBBY HERALD
VOL., 2, NO.. 30 LIBBY, LINCOLN, COUNTY, MIONTANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1912 $2.00 PER YEAR BONDS BRING GOOD PREMIUM Chicago Firm Gets the $1 25,000 Issue. Same House Bought Lincoln Bonds Last Summer. There Were Eight Bidders. There were eight bidders for the $125,000 road and bridge bond is sue, the award being made to N. W. Halsey & Co., Chicago. Their tender offered a premium of $;25o, the county to furnish the blank bonds, or the company would fur nish them at $250. The bonds call for 5 per cent interest, and the bid is equivalent to a rate of 4 and 74-Iooths percent per annum. The successful bidder was the purchaser of the bonds sold by the county last fall. Bids ranged from $133 premium to the one by the Halsey company, and one bid was received after the award was made, but was not opened. Sixteen Years Ago this Week (Items culled from old Troy Times.) Lead was quoted at $3 and cop. per at $10.50. The shaft in the Keystone in the Yahk was down 5o feet, all in ore. January 2 was the coldest night of the winter, the thermometer registering below zero. Mr. Field returned to Libby and made arrangements to again take the Shaughunessy hill property, and it was expected that he would start work at once on a concentra tor. W. Jennison deeded to J. A. Coram a quarter interest in the Little Willie and Copper Glance quartz claims, Tobacco Plains dis trict. A caboose and passenger coach of a mixed train on the Great Falls & Canada, when four miles out from Shelby Junction, was blown from the track by the wind and overturned. The two cars caught fire from the stove and were burned. The wind must have been going some that day. The Helena Independent issued a 40-page paper New Year's day. The railroad building for 1895 was the lowest for 40 years, but 1780 miles of new track being built. Placer minerswere viewing with great satisfaction the heavy snow fall of the winter. RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE. Whereas, the grim reaper having for the first time visited our order and taken from it one of its youngest and most win some members, in view of the loss we have sustained by the death of our friend and sister, Mrs. Frank McCarthy of Me dora Rebekah Lodge No. 53, I. O O. F., and of the still heavier loss sustained by those nearest and dearest to her; there fore, be it Resolved, That in tribute to our de parted sister, while greatly regretting her removal from our midst, we mourn for one who was in every way worthy of our love and respedt. And be it further Resolved, That this heartfelt testimo nial of our sympathy and sorrow be for warded to the family of our departed sis ter, a copy spread upon the minutes of this meeting and a copy given to the local press, and that the charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days. Weep not that her toils are over, Weep not that her race is run, God grant we may rest as calmly When our work, like hers, is done. Till then we yield with gladness Our sister to Him to keep. And rejoice in sweet assurance "He givethiHis loved one sleep." By order of the committee. Adell B. Rogers, Donna M. Schanck, Jessie Switzer. IDENTIFYING MAN KILLED AT REXFORD Had Arm and Head Cut Off While Trying ' to Catch a Train. Was a Railroader, but Traveling on a Telegra pher's Union Card Belong ing to Another. The identity of the man who was killed last week while trying to board a train at Rexford is being worked out by Coroner Ot towa. Hle bore a membership card of the Order of Railway Tele graphers on his person, issued in the name of D. F. Malone. Mr. Ottowa telegraphed to the secretary of the order at St. Louis and received a return message that Malone was the husband of Mrs. Anna Malone of Newburg, N Y., who was then notified. The fol lowing day the coroner received a telegram from Malone himself say ing his card was being carried by D. F. Dorothy of Kingston, N. V., and that he should notify Father Dorothy of Kingston. However, a hobo who had taken the same train which killed the supposed Malone, got off at Jen nings and was interviewed by the coroner. He told that official that the right name of the man who was killed was F. G. Katzmuller, and his home was Piqua, O. This statement receives some corrobora tion by the fact that the man had the letters "F. G. K." tattoed on his arm. The coroner has written to Dor othy at Kingston and the chief of police at Piqua. and is awaiting further information. The burial was held at Eureka. Making Presidential Guesses. This is a presidential year all right. Everybody who is anybody gets into print nowadays with his views on "the situation," and we have all kinds and all shades of opinions. There is evidently more uncertainty today as to presidential nominees than for a long time-as much uncertainty as there is how the pendulum will swing among the rank and file of the voters; for there is much independence abroad in the land and the politicians are at sea in sizing up the signs of the t' imes. Two democrats who formerly figured largely in Montana politics had their "say'' a few days ago. Ex Senator 11. A. Clark w~eit down1 to the wharf from his 5th avenue castle to meet some of his folks re turning from abroad, and as time hung heavily on his hands he gave out an interview. Clark professes to believe that Roosevelt will be the next president and that Har mon is the only democrat who has a chance against him. He says that Roosevelt is a "dangerous and unsafe man." Imagine a man like Clark calling anyone "dangerous" and "unsafe.'' It is to laugh. Ex-Governor Hauser has just returned from the east and his opinion is just the contrary. He r does not believe the Roosevelt boom should be taken seriously, as Taft practically has the republican nom ination cinched. "Polticians all I over the country concede that Taft will be renominated," he says, "and most of them, including some pretty good republicans, too, admit that Taft's renomination is equiva lent to a democratic victory." The Libby Lumber company has started the work of extensive re- c pairing at the mill, c FEW APPLY FOR LICENSE UNDER PURE FOOD ACT F State Board of Health to Go After Delinquents; Secretary Tuttle Issues Statement. Hundreds of proprietors of bak eries, confectionery shops, meat markets (including grocery stores handling dressed fowls) dairies, restaurants, hotels, packing houses and lunch counters are going to find themselves in trouble verv shortly unless they hasten to comn ply with the provisions of the pure food law enacted by the last legis lature which went into effect Mon day, January first. The law provides these places must be provided with licenses is sued by the state board of health. Few have complied with its pro visions, and the state board in tends to strictly enforce the act. Of 1803 notices sent out by the board, applications were received in return from only 350 persons, A statement concerning this matter has been issued by Dr, T. D. Tuttle, secretary of the state board of health. It follows: "Section 19, Chapter 130 of the session laws of 1911, provides that it shall be unlawful for any per son, persons, firm or corporation to conduct any bakery, confection ery shop, cannery, packing house, slaughter house, meat market, dairy, restaurant, hotel, dining car or lunch counter in the state without having a license issued by the State Board of Health. And further, that application for a li cense must be made on the proper blank, same to be supplied by the State Board of Health. "In order that it may be clear as to what constitutes a dairy atten tion is called to the provision of section 6, of the above mentioned act, which provides as follows: For the purpose of the act any per For the purpose of the act any per son shall be deemed as conducting a dairy who offers for sale any milk or cream, or who sells milk or cream to any butter factory, creamery or other place where milk or cream products are manu factured or sold. "The word 'confectionery' has proved somewhat confusing and the attorney general has been asked for the definition of this word and this is his definition. 'A confectionery is a place where sweet meats and similar things are made and sold.' "A hotel is defined as, 'A place kept for the entertainment of cas ual guests.' A boarding house is kept principally for the residence of permanent boarders, therefore, a boarding house is not required to' have a license. "A restaurant is defined as, 'A place where a person resorts for the temporary purpose of obtaining a meal.' Therefore, a private board ing house is not classed as a res taurant, "In reply to my question: ''Would grocery . stores handling t fowls alive or dead, be classed as a market?' The Attorney General I replies: 'In my opinion a store handling live fowls would not come I within the provisions of said Chap. I LIBBY SHOULD HAVE A MUSICAL ORGANIZATION t It is being sugge..ted by many that Libby should haAe a band. t That there are those in Libby who, if brought together, would be able to organize and maintain a band organization is without argu ment. Nothing is more helpful to a " community than a weekly band concert. Every citizen should be - ter 130, Session Laws of 1911, but t any place handling dressed fowls s would, in my opinion, be classed as a meat market, and would come s within the provisions of Section a to, Chapter 130, Laws of r9ti.' ''The law does not require the state board of health to seek out e the places required to have a li cense, and urge them to apply for a license, nevertheless; we have, for the convenience of the people, s made every effort within our power to locate every place of business in the state that is required to have a license and have sent to such places a copy of the regulations promulgated by the state board of e health pertaining to such places of business, together with a license application blank and a letter call s ing their attention to the provision of the law relative thereto. "Notwithstanding our efforts to inform the people with regard to the requirements of the law, from present appearances many who have been iotified were delinquent I on the first of January. For in stance, we have sent out notices to over 18oo people conducting dairies in the state, and not to exceed 350 have made application for licenses. The proportion of those in other businesses making application for " a license is somewhat higher than that of the dairymen, but a large per cent of those who have been notified have not made appiication for a license. The license does not cost the people one cent. All that is nrrPccorv for thsm f, .an ;," *. is necessary tor them to do is to fill out the blank form of applica tion and mail it to the secretary of the state board of health at Hel ena. If any person has not been supplied with an application blank it is due to the fact that we do not know at this time that he is con ducting a business requiring a li cense and if he will simply' forward his name and place of business to this office, on a post card, he will be immediately supplied with an application blank. 'There is absolutely no excuse for ignorance of the law relative to the requirement of a license and while it is not the intention or the desire of the state board of health to work a hardship or anything of the kind in enforcing the provis ions of the pure food law, never theless, this point will be strictly :nforced: "Persons conducting a business For which a license is required, must have a license and without regard to the strict wording of the regulations promulgated by the state board of health, places where food products are handled must be kept clean. "This statement is given with he hope that every newspaper in he state will copy it, for there is io paper in this state that does not lave subscribers who are interest :d in this matter and who have 'ailed to secure a license as re luired by law." willing to aid in the movement. The Commercial club can do no more effective work than to bring about a musical organization in this community. The long winter evenings will be r)rofitably spent by all who are in the organization in perfecting themselves. The hand matter should not be delayed. WORK STARTED ON THE STEEL BRIDGE AT LIBBY Coast Company Unloads Ma. chinery and Starts Right tc Work. Libby a n d Troy Bridges to Be Finished by July 4, and Rexford Foui Months Later. The Coast bridge people lost lit tle time, after having been award. ed the contract to build three steel bridges across the Kootenai, in starting work upon these important improvements. General Foreman McLean ar rived last week and was followed by a crew of mechanics who have just completed a bridge across the Snake river in Washington. Last Tuesday an engine, darrick, con crete mixer and various tools were unloaded and taken to the Libby bridge site. Lumber for the false work and other uses has been or dered from the Libby Lumber coin pany, and J. HI. Geiger, who has the contract to do the hauling, was notified that gravel was needed at once. It is the intention to build the piers here, when the machinery will he removed to 'T'roy and work started there. Unless something out of the ordinary happens, it is expected these two bridges will be completed in time for a big 4th of July blowout. The work will then be shifted to Rexford with a double crew and that structure finished four months later. Supervisor Dorr Skeels has gone to Missoula to deliver a series of lectures at the university. Has Parcels Post Scheme. Postmaster General Hitchcock has recommended what he consid ers a practical scheme for a parcels post system. The postmaster gen eral suggests a gradual rather than a new and complete inaugurating of the parcels post. He mould be gil the parcels post where mail car riers are already installed; second, inaugurate a local city delivery. After these are in operation, then inaugurate a nation-wide parcels post system. Congress has been asked for an appropriation to carry into effect the recommendations of the postmaster general. The people want a parcels post and are not exceedingly solicitous as to the method of inauguration. They demand relief from excessive express rates. Americans are fast becoming free traders, in their own country at least, and the govern ment should afford easy and cheap cheap methods of transportation. I No logical reason can be given why the people of this country should not be placed on an equal footing with the people of all other nations where the parcels post is in vogue. Estimate Was Much Too Low The Herald was away under the r correct valuation in its list of im provements published last week, when it estimated the Libby Water & Light company's expenditures t at $35,000 for the year. Manager t O'Marr informs us that his com pany expended in 191i $74,000 onF the plant besides $4,000 for real ty. The year before the dam was built at an expense of $12,000. So r that the water and light company now has an investment here of nearly $0oo,ooo. The total im provements made in Libby last S year will run well up towards, a n juarter million dollars, jV YAHK MAN VISITS TOWN Files Sylvanite Townsite Plat for Record, Says Power Plant and Stamp Mill to Be Built. Lumber Already Cut. J. H.. Ehlers of Spokane, who is promoting several important enter prises in the Vahk, was in Libby several days last week. While here Mr. Ehlers had the Sylvanite townsite plat placed on record and transfers of realty in the Xahk hub may now be made, Mr. Ehlers reports about 30 men working In the camp. The saw mill is running steadily on mill and flume timbers. About 300,000 feet has been cut for the stamp mill and 200,000 feet for the flume te be built at the falls. The company is also doing some extensive logging for the Bonners Ferry Lumber company, the out put going down the Yahk river to the Kootenai. Mr. Ehlers says that work will go ahead this spring on both the power plant at the falls, which will develop 6,ooo horse power, and on the ,tamp mill at Sylvanite. Something of a Philosopher. Helen Lee Brooks, a stenogra pher in the office of the Illinois Central superintendent at Mattoon, ills., is something of a philosopher. She has evolved many useful ob servations when not busy pound ing the keys or taking dictation. Here are somen The girl who prides herself on being a 'good fellow' ought not to complain if the men in the office take her at her word." "It's just as easy to boost as to to knock, and it helps a lot more." "It is the ambition of some sten ographers to go on the stage; of others to get married ; none wants to just keep on being a stenogra pher." "As employers, some men are difficult; all women are impossi ble." These "rules of conduct" so im pressed the officials of the railroad, to whose attention they came casu ally, that copies of them will be posted in every office of the rail road system where girl stenogra phers are employed. Other thoughts along the same lines which Miss Brooks has post ed are : "The girl who gets married so she can quit work sometimes ex changes a comfortable salary to work for board and clothes." "A woman who wears a No. 7 shoe can't afford to have an amia ble disposition." "If a girl has tried everything else, and made a failure of it, her folks think she'll make a good stenographer." "Some people are so intent on being respectable they forget to be kind." "A widow begins by under standing a man ; she ends by mar rying him." "If it were not for men, cooking wouid become a lost art." "Some girls think they are at tractive when they are merely at- - tracting attention." "Women would rather have privileges than rights." "Some women marry because they haven't the moral courage to remain single " Mr. and Mrs. Dawson, Mrs. smith and daughter and Mrs. Bae ian, all of Jennings, attended the Woodmen dance Monday night.