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THE. LIBBY HERALD
V.L.. 2, 39 .lBY. LINCOLN COUNTY, MOANA, THURSDAY, MARCH -41912 $200 PER YESA VdG. 2. r...39 -Lla, LINCOLN .COUNTY° MC.I1ANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 7A 19i2i , 2.00 PER YEAR~ Tis BTOBIR BB T Co4ut Sutaisns Mot.to Quash Writ of Injunction in Road and Brdge Suk. Have Sixty Days for Appeal, but It is 1 9. Hoped This Ends It. In Inaterest of Taxpayers. The followifrg order was received by Clerk of Conrtr Long on the evening of the 12th and filed in the famous suit against the com missioners of Lincoln county,* wherein a temporary rqstraining order against the execution and de 'Avery of the $125,opo of bridge and rcpd bonds had been previous ly issued by4 the court, the order being made on motion to quash the writ of injunction: "The motion to quash the order to show cause in the above en. titled case, for the reason that neither the complaint in said ac tion nor the order to show csage state facts sufficient to entitle the olsintiff to the relief demanded. having been heretofore submitted. and after due consideration by the court, it is hereby ordered that the |aid motion be and the same is hereby sustained. "JOHN E. ERICKSON, "District fudge. "Dated this t2th day of March, 1912," Thus the exasperating situation %wberein some soreheads are trying to block the wheels of frbogress in the county and attemrting at the last moment, apparently in pure spite, to thwart the will of all the wide awake and progressive citi zens of the country, has been re lieved. The efforts to override the will of the people as expressed in the special bond election have re ceived a well deserved quietus. The bonds are going to be sold, at directed by the referendum vote of the people. The money will be forthcoming to build the much needed bridges and roads. The progressive and businesslike pro gram outlined by the Libby Com mercial club last fall when this movement was instituted will be carried out, and carried out in the interests of all the people of the county, The order made by the judge as above set forth may be appealed from at any time within sixty days. We do not believe the appeal will be taken. It not only would be WEDDING RECAS DAYS RESOLUTIOflN TO SURVEY OF 01. IANDS. we are in receipt of a recent issue ot the Okanogan Record, pub lished at Conconully,Wash., which gives an extended account of a wed ding that will prove interesting to the early residents of Troy. The event, unique in the history of the town and perhaps the state, was the triple wedding of Louis J. Plant and Miss Violet Barker, Elmer M. Plant and Miss Winnie Barker and Horace J. Barker and Miss Eva Jordin. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. J. Barker, parents of the Misses Barker and Horace Barker, were former resi dents of Trov and later of Sylvan ite, and were well known by the people of that section, where they lived for seven or eight years. They removed to Washington after the Yabk excitement subsided and have since resided in that state. Lient. Fravel of the U. S. A. and Capt. Tucker of the National Ouards inspected Company 'L at the armory Monday evening. fruitless of all beneficent results would profit nobody-but would be fruitful of more bitter feelings where even now less would be bet ter. Without attempting to set forth in detail the unhappy results that would come of such an appeal by causing expensive delays of work already planned and started on the road and bridge work, it is enough to say that these delays would re sult in vexatidus and expensive litigation, burdensome to all the taxpayers-an expense that is at once a dead expense, without com pensation back in any way to the taxpayers who foot such bills. That sort of thing has already been the damnation of our county and has marked it unpleasantly among all the new- counties--.this uncalled for expensive litigation at the expense of the people, Realty Transfrs in County. List of transfer. for the week ending Mar. t4, 9t12, as prepared by the Liaoln County Abstradc company : Edward S. Betser to Nellie Petery, w d to lot 6 b1hi at add to Harrisburg. $s. John Carpenter et ax to Henry J. Pie per et al, w.d to se qr ne qr e hf m qr sec 32 and sw qr see 33-37-27, $3.000. John H. Town et ux to First Natioenl Bank, w d to a hf w hf so qr. e qr sw qs and lot sece 34-3t-31, and lots t to 46, inclusive bl Tg, lots I to 7 inclusive bl so and e hf bl t and an und. 5 int. in lots t, 2 and 3 bl 12, all in Faust add to Libby. St. Carrie Sherry to Lincoln County, w d to strip of land 6o ft wide in sec 27-35 26, $r. Carrie Sherry to Lincoln County, w d to same as above, $r. Ida M. Johnston et at to James Black. ford, w d to lots 7, 8 and 9, hi 13, South Libby, $195. Guuie M. Criderman to Albert C. Hauser, m c d to 16 to i mining claim, Lincoln county. St. William A. Hillis et al to Gussie M. Criderman, q c d to lot a bl 7 S.Libby, $1. Adolph LaCharity to Gussie M. Crider man, w d to lot r bl 7 S. Libby, $28o,. Seven Day Adventists of the Christian Science Society, w d to lots 1r, and 3 bi 9, Paust add to Libby, $t, L. 3. Montgomery to Lucinda Scott, w d to lotU 6 and 7 bl 14, Faust add to Libby, :t. L ibby Realty Co. to Luclnda Scott, w d to Tots 8-9, Paust add, Libby, $i85. Matie D. Cowell to C. M. Cowell, w d to lots Q and a bl 32, Libby, $25oe. A. V. Howard to B. P. Howard, w d to lot 22 bl to, Libby, Sr. The county commissioners have adopted the following resolution" Whereas, there is within the boundaries of Lincoln county a large area of unsurveyed public lands, approximating one million acres, and Whereas, many persons are ac tual settlers upon much unsurveyed land, and a large area of said un surveyed land is within the bound aries of the Northern Pacific land grant, and Whereas, by reason of said lands being uusurveyed, they are not subject to taxation and title cannot be secured to said lands ; Therefore Be It Resolved By the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln County, Montana, That we requtest and urge our represent atives in the congress of the United States, the governor of the state of Montana, and the surveyor general of Montana, to use their efforts in securing the survey, at as early a date as possible, of all the unsur veyed lands in Lincoln county, and Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be forward ed by the clerk of this board to Senators Dixon and Myers and Representative Pray, Governor Ed win L. Norris and Surveyor Locke. NEW MANAGEMr LAtELY DEVOTED ri8NING APRIL IST TO ROAD MATTERS Libby Water & Light Company Secures Two Experts to Fill Commissioners Create Two New Road Districts, Appoint All Positions of Manager andElectrician. The'y Come Well but Three Supervisors, Bise Distribution of Moneys on Recommended and Are Given Al Rating, Assessed Valuation Except from the Forest Fund. Bheridan, Wyo., Post, March 5. It was announced yesterday by the officers and directors of - tha Libby Water & Electric Light coal pahy of Libby, Montana, many of whom reside in this city, that con tracts had been closed with E. E Stone, local manager of the Moun tain States Telephone & Telegraph company, and, Harold H. Holmes,; wire chief of the same company, whereby these gentlemen on April Ist will become respectively general manager and chief electrician of the company's plant at Libby. J. J. O'Marr, who went to Llbhv several months ago to assume the management of the plant during the construction and extension of the works, finds the work unsuited to his taste, and at a recent meet= Ing of the board of directors in sisted upon the company securing the services of experts to conduct the business, permitting him to te sign to enter more congenial busi ness. After a series of negotiations be-; tween President J. I. Kirby, Vicwe. President Alf Diefenderfer, Secre tary-Treasurer S. D. Canfield, Di rector P. P. Reynolds and othEr stockholders of the company and Messrs. Stone and Holmes, ad agreement was reached yesterda. and the company secures the ser vices of these expert gentlemen. The company has a wooo horse power plant located at Libby. It is a waterpower proposition, with adam at the mouth of Flower creek, which empties into the Koo tenai river. The town has a popu lation of 200oo at present, and is in the heart of a rich agricultural, timber and mining country. The company furnishes light and power, and water, to the city and holds a permit for the installation of a telephone system For the management of their extensive and expanding business the company could not have se cured better men for their purposes MAN KILLED AT TROY.--OTHER NEWS From Coroner Ottowa we learn the particulars of the death of Jud son Martin, by a dynamite expo sion, in the Big Eight mine near Troy, last Thursday. Just before noon, as was the ces tom, Martin fired the holes wli!e his working partner, McCaffery, went to the mess house. A `use going out, Martin stopped to re light it, when the explosion oc curred. McCaffery heard the ex plosion and Martin not appea:ing by 12:3o he went to the m nr. Near the entrance he found Nar tin, who had crawled to that pdnt. Both legs were frightfully mangled and he was otherwise badly in jured, but still conscious. lie aid, "I took a chance and got caugit." McCaffery called the cook and hastened to town and telegraphed for a doctor and secured a team. Before Martin could be brouglt to Troy he had expired. No inquest was thought neces:ary. Martin moved to the section last year, taking up a homestead ad joining the Rightbower ranch. He was about 38 years years old and unmarried. A brother at Intte: was notified, who came at once and had the body shipped to his former home at Detroit, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. G. *M. Boyd, ar than Messrs. Stone and Holmes. Mr. Stone is a man of many years' experience, of excellent busi ness ability, thoroughly acquainted with the telephone, water and light business in all their details. For the past two years he has been district manager for the M. S. T. & T. Co. at this point and has brought his plant and exchange up to the highest point of eficiency in service, highest per cent in collec tions and lowest per cent in tronbles and complaints. He knows prac tical telephony from the setting of the poles to the management and direction of exchange details. He has been successively located with the company at Salt Lake, where he hegan, then at Ogden, Utah, Douglas and Casper, Wyo., where he was manager ; at Elko, Nev., where he managed a telephone, light and water plant similar to that at Libby, and at Sheridan, where he has been district mana. ger. Mr. Holmnes, the electrical ex pert, is thoroughly familiar with the work he will assume. He has been wire chief at Sheridan for the past two years and to him more than to anyone else is the splendid l.aslg ninterrupted service of the city due. There is nothing about the mechanical side of the tele phone business with which he is not familiar. Following a long apprenticeship in the electrical business. He served five years in the big electrical de partment of the Wyoming Coal Mining'company at Monarch, in which he perfected himself in all branches of the work. He is a thorough mechanic and thoroughly conversant with the science of elec tricity. Messrs. Stone and Holmes make a strong team and the people of Libby will not only be pleased with them as business men, but as citi zens and upbuilders of their town as well. rivals recently from the coast. have taken up a homestead three miles north of town. They left for Spokane on No. 3 Friday, where they will make their home until the expiration of their time of leave off their claim. Mrs. S. H. Thornton and fam ily, including her father, J. W. Redeye, left Saturday for Rich mond, Va., where they will look over the country with a view to settlement. Stirl Thornton in tends going up to Canada, where he will wosk at his trade, locomo tive engineer, having accepted a position with the Canadian Pacific Railway. B. A. McLean, superintending bringe construction in Libby, was a visitor in town Sunday. The home of Frank Stanley was totally destroyed by fire last week, caused by a defective flue. The fire made shch headway that noth ing in the house was saved. H. W. .Rouse went to Bonners Ferry last week. A. B. Slater of Boston, Mass., spent a few days with R. L. Slee last week. George Ottowa was a business visitor in town Sunday. The county commissionuers, at their regular quarterly session last week, audited the usual grist of bills and transacted considerable other business, largely in road matters. The boundaries of road district No. 8 were changed as follows. and the boundaries of district No. g made to conform therewith : Beginnine at NE cor T 27, R 29. thence S 3 miles, W 5 miles. S 2 mites to SW cor sec 29. same T and R. thence W 14 mile, S to south boundary of Lincoln county, thence NW along said boundary to intersect S line of 27-30. thence E alone S line of 27-30 to Sh cor sec 32. N 9 miles.. E r mile. N r mile, E 34k miles. N 2 miles to north line 28-29. E along N line T 28, R's 29 and 28, I2 miles to SE cor sec 24-29.2R. S 6 miles to south line 28-28, W 534 miles to place of heeinning. Boundaries of district No. I 6 was changed to the following : Beginning at NW cor see 25-3o0 3t, g 3 miles to SW cor see t-2t9 3t. E to intersect Libby er . thence along course of Swamp cr. to inter sect west line sec 3-28-3n. S to SW cor see 0to28-30, S to SW ctr to 28-30, E to intersection of E line sec 35-27-30. produced S to inter sect S line sec 7-28 30. N to miles to NE car 26-30-30, W 6 miles to place of beginning. District No. 22 was created and the boundaries of districts 2 and 4 made to conform therewith Beginning at intersection of in. ternational boundary line and W bank of Kootenai river, southerly along W. hank to S line '16 28, W along S lines T 36. R's 28. 29. 30, I1, 32 to SW cor 36-32 N to inter national boundary line. E along said line to place of beginning. District No. 23 was created and bqundary of district 4 was made to conform therewith. Beginning at SW cor 34-26, W to intersect main divide between Pipe cr and Kootenai rv, S easterly along said divide to intersect N line sec 31-32-29, produced W, E 13 miles. S t mile, E to intersect W line 34-26 produced S, N 12 miles, about, to place of beginning. The county clerk was authorized to send to each road supervisor of the county for one year a copy of some Good Roads magazine. The road districts were redis tricted and divided into three gen eral divisions, each commissioner HOME FINDER WORKER IN NEWS 16 YEARS AGO THIS TOWN. WEEK. S . .. wa itf. .....i1 !tA ... .m .l1 ,'P.., "lr-man \ Paul C. Burhans, assistant su periutendent of the Home Finding Society for children, was a caller yesterday. Mr. Burbans is making his first visit here and believes he can find homes with good families in Libby for several orphan child ren. Sixty-nine of these little ones were placed in good homes throughout the state last year, and it is ex pected that this year fully one hundred of the homeless boys and girls will be cared for. The society is doing a grand work and should receive every en couragement and assistance from - good people everywhere. Senator Bill Brennan, the old warhorse of the Flathead, was visiting in Libby for several days last week. The senator makes "no bones" of his position in the Taft 'Roosevelt scrap and stands square s lv for "Bill" at every mark in the .road. to have general supervision over his respective district as follows : F. P. Garev, division No. r, dis tricts 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 15. 22, 23. Paul D. Pratt, division No. 2, districts 5, 6. 7, 8, 9, t6, 17, 18, 19. J. P. Bartlett. division No. 3, districts to, it, 12, 20, 21. Road supervisors for the various districts for 1912 were appointed as tollows : No. Supervisor Address i......S. A. Foreman ......... Eureka 2......J. W. Helms........ ...Eureka 3......A. E. Johnson .........Portine 4......Al Clark ...............Rexfnrd %......N A. Sinclair Pleas. Valley 6......Win. E. Dawson......Jenntngs 7......To be supplied 8......John Schneider ..........T.ihhy 9......A. O. Beager..................ihhv Io.....J. J. Cummings............Troy II.....A. C. McConnell ..........Tray 12.....A. J. Stahl ..............Leonia 1v.....W. E. West............Eureka 14.....Gustave Olson............Trego ,1.....Prank Slick ........E.....ureka z6.....L. L. Barr.............Lihby ry.....W. H. Fritz............ Marion 18.....J. L. Getner.............Lihby 19.....Geo. T. Brown ...........Lihby o20.....S. P. Stanley ............Tro 21.....W. A. Wallace............ Trov S o.....To be supplied 23.....To be supplied Schedule adopted for road work for 1912 follows : Rd Supervisor, 35e per hour. Team on road, 31 ac per hour. Cnmtro, labor, 27/c per hour. The county surveyor was author ized to employ additional help to complete the records of road sur veys and have same platted. The proportion of assessed valu ation in commissioners' divisions In 191 was- No. I, 44.5. No. 2, 41.8. No: 3, I3.7. It was ordered that the moneys received from collection of taxes for 191I to credit of road and I b.idge fund be apportioned in the proportion given above. All moneys from road polls and donations or otherwise, except for est moneys, to be apportioned to division in which same is col colled. Forest money for 1912 to credit of road fund was apportioned as follows : Division No. r, 333 per cent. Division No. 2, 33'3 per cent, Division No. 3, 330Y per cent. "Putin," "Troyahk," "Ever glade" and other favorites were suggested to the county commis sioners as a good name for the lake near O' Brien pass, on the Troy. 1 ahk county road. The county dads referred it to Laudlady Walk er of Kalispell, who promptly named it Lake Kilbrannan, after the beautiful lake near Glassgow, Scotland, her old home. An i-pound boy was born to the wife of Harry Cobbledick. Howard Walters was succeeded as thaneger of the Snowshoe by Mr. Pope. The new town started at the month of Fourth of July creek was christened Svlvanite. Bartlett & Crawford were the sponsors. M. C. Doran applied for a fran chise to run a toll ferry at Leonia. The Times man speculated that if the comet, which was due ,to strike the earth March 14, woold bore a hole through some of the mountains in the vicinity of Troy, it would settle the late of several prospective millionaires.