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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
W. Jennison deeded to J. A.
Coram a quarter interest in the
Little Willie and Copper Glance
quartz claims, Tobacco Plains dis
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
Placer minerswere viewing with
great satisfaction the heavy snow
fall of the winter.
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.
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
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
"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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
"As employers, some men are
difficult; all women are impossi
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
"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.

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