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TIHE LIBBY HERALD
VOL. 2. NO. 14 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1912 $2.00 PER YEAR COUNTY FATHERS IN VERY BUSY SESSION The board of county commis sioners of Lincoln county have been having a long and tedious session. They have been busy auditing bills and tending to other matters that came before the board. An itemized statement of the financial condition of school district No. 4 was ordered published. D. T. Wood and others of Troy presented a petition to the board asking that they might have a deputy sheriff stationed at Troy a gain. The town of Troy is noted for being a good town and the petitioners did not want the town to loose its reputation taking the stand that an ounce of prevention etc. etc. After due deliberation the board created an office of dep uty sheriff for Troy and authorized the sheriff to make the appoint ment. Sheriff Baney appointed Chas. Drake and Troy has its dep uty sheriff. The salary with this job is $75 per month. H. C. Johnson & Co., of Rexford presented a petition asking for a license to conduct a retail liquor store at that place. There being no opposition to this petition it was granted. The town of Eureka was there with both feet after that $3000. to help build the bridge across Tobacco river at Eureka. The board made an app.-opriaticn on the roid fund for this amount and the good peo ple of that little berg ought to be happy for once. $15,ooo that was lying idle in the general fund was transfered to TO SOON START WORK Josepn A. -,oram ot the Koot enai Power and Construction com pany was in Kalispell last week and the following is the gist of what he told Kalispell people as handled by the Journal: "Joseph A. Coram, the Boston capitalist, was in the city this week from Libby. His company, the Kootenai Power Construction com pany, have completed all surveys and preliminary arrangements for the construction of a massive dam to harness the power of the famous Lootenai falls at Libby, and work on the dam will commence in the early fall. "The entire work of the com pany should be finished in two years. It will represent an in vestment of six million dollars, al most half of it in manufacturing plants. The power plant will con sist of five units of gooo killowatts each, equivalent to 6o,ooo horse power. "The manufacturing plants to be built by the company will in clude a paper mill of 165 tons daily capacity. An almost unlim ited supply of spruce wood for the making of high class paper is to be secured in the immediate vicinity of the proposed plant and it may also be shipped from Canada with out duty. An advantage of west. ern paper mills over the eastern lies in the fact that the spruce costs here four dollars per cord, while in the east it is twelve dol. lars. Door and sash factories and oth er wood working plants will be con structed to tap the resources of this great timber belt. Power will be furnished cities, railroads and mines from the Kootenia plant. The dam to be built will be moo feet high, and at a point 4o000 feet below the the road fund to better meet the needs of current county business. $6o was set aside to be used as prizes in the boys' and girls' in dustrial contest which the county superintendent of schools is now holding and the clerk was instruct ed to draw a warrant for that a mount in favor of the county sup erintendent. Ivar Ingebretsen of Trego will find himself richer by $28.40. The board ordered a refund in that a mount as he was erroneously as sessed on timber for the years 190o and 1911. The commissioners appointed a county fair commission composed of C. A. Hamann and Chas. H. Connor of Eureka, L. H. Faist and A. C. Herbst of Libby and W. D. Savage of Troy. $2,000 was ordered paid to E. Demers and Jos. Peltier for the grounds for the county fair at Eu reka. A contract was awarded to W. I. Shuck to erect an exhibition building on the fair grounds to cost $790 Election judges for Libby were chosen as follows: Ward I, polling place at city hall, W. W. Blew, M. J. Brown, Martin Jacobson, William Kienitz and Henry Brink. Ward 2, polling place at county jail, Herman Bockman, J am es Michael, Rtmsey Crotteau, M. D. Rowland and N. M. Paine. Ward 3, polling place at South Libby hall, Geo. Blackwell, W.S. Fleek, Adolph LaCharity and Geo. N. Walker. raiis wnere the river rushes through a narrow gorge. The railroad track at this point will be protected by a concrete wall in case it is not moved further back. The importance of this proposi tion can hardly be realized. While it will mean first of all a great fu ture for Libby, its influence will reach out over the entire north western part of the state. It will furnish employment for approxim ately 6oo men in the work of build ing the various plants. Then the men who will be employed in the plants and in the woods to furnish the raw material will no doubt a, gregate an even greater number. Industries to spring up as a result of cheap power are to be considered. It is absolutely impossible to ima;, ine the extent of undeveloped it. dustry which will follow. We will simply say that the project of the K. P. C. company is without doubt the greatest stimulant in sight for the development of the northwest. THE FAITH OF BERNARD There isn't a man, woman or a child in the Flathead that doubts P. N. Bernard has faith in this val ley. The latest on "Pearly" in the line of faith is the fact that he has a ten foot measuremetnt stick standing in the midst of the fine Flathead grain on exhibition at the office. So far the nearest any of the grain has come to the top of the stick is half way, but Pearly still has faith.-Kalispell Journal. The Herald office has on exhi bition some potatoes grown in the Collinson garden in west Libby. They arc duadies, INSEPARABLE. ,"> • ."- .- , - - -Macauley in New York World. BULL MOOSE AND STANDPATTERS Republican State Ticket For Sci:ator-Henry C. Smith of Helena, associate justice of the state supreme court. For Congress-Charles N. Pray, incumbent, and W. F. Meyer of Red Lodge, lawyer. For Governor-Harry L. Wilson of Billings, lawyer. For Lieutenant-Governor-J. C. Kinney of Wibaux, banker. For Associate Ju-tice-L. i,. Calloway of Virginia City, judge of the district court. For Secretary of State-F. A. Hazelbaker of Dillon, clerk of the district, court in Beaverhead county. For Railroad Commissioner Leo H. Faust of Libby, publisher of the Western News. For Attorney-General-W. J. Paul of Deer Lodge, lawyer. For State Treasurer--William Enright of Billings, register of the B.lliugs land office. For State Auditor-Charles N, McCoy of Butte, incumbent. For Superintendent of Public In struction-Lewis Terwilliger of Lewistown, superintendent of Park county schools For Presidential Electors-T. A. Cumming, of Choteau, C.I. Tres cott of Boulder, A. W. Miles of Livingston and T. C. Davidson of Anaconda. County Correspondence URAL NEWS ITEMS. week. Master James IIusek visited in Libby Tuesday and \Vednesday. Mr. Gesha had a cow killed by No. 27 last week. Mrs. Calines has returned to Missouri after a visit with her son Wallace M. Calmes and family. Miss Anna IIusek came up from Libby to visit home folks Sunday. (Too late for last week.) Miss I,abucia IHusek has returned from Warland to attend school. Joseph Husek made a business; call to Warland Sunday. Miss Beatrice Dickerhouf visited in Warland Sunday. Walter R. Branham visited honme folks in Warland Sunday. J. J. Walters was in Jennings on business Saturday. Miss IIazel Branham fromn \'ar land visited friends in Ural last The Bull Moose Ticket Preferential Candidate for United States Senator- Joseph M. Diqon. For Governor-Frank J. Ed wards of Helena, merchant. For Congress-Thomas Everett of Harlem, banker; George A.Hor kan of Forsyth, lawyer. For Lieutenant Governor--W.D. .icihes of Lewistown, merchant. For Associate Justice--George W. Farr of Miles City, lawyer. For Secretary of State--George Metcalf of Philipsburg. For Attorney-General--C. M. Sawyer of Anaconda, lawyer. For Treasurer-H. J. Thompson of Billings, lumber dealer. For Auditor--Edward Crumrine of Butte, accountant. For Superintendent of public In struction--Bert Adams, T o w e r, instructor in Dillon High school. For Railroad Commissioner-R. A. Moor of Glasgow, manager of a telephone company. For Presidential Electors--Conrad Kohrs of Deer Lodge, James T. Sanford of Cascade, Col. Sam Gor dlon of Miles City, A. W. Merri field of Flathead. I)r. B. F. Howard has been slightly under the weather this week but is now on the road to re covery. Joe Branham went to Libby Sat urday returning Sunday. Hale Steenerson is now making trail upon Io mile. EUREKA NEWS NOTES. Miss Mina Burgoyne became the bride of Mr. Roy Milton Jones, at a ceremony performed by one of the local pastors last Sunday. Frank Slick is in charge of the work of preparing the county fair grounds for use this fall, and ere long the transformation from a jungle to improved realty will have been complete. H. C. Tripp, corresponding sec retary of the Tobacco Valley De yelopment association, has sent to M. L. Dean, state horticulturist, several orchard views of this sec tion, among them being one of the famous Scott & Rummel orchard. Mr. Dean will make use of them in his annual report, LIBBY CITY COUNCIL SETS 20 MILL RATE Tte city council met Monday night. After considering pro and con it was decided to lay the busi ness district lighting proposition on the table for an indefinite period. The light company was instructed to place common ordinary old poles in the business section and place lights on these the same as is used in other parts of the town. There goes our dream of beautiful cluster lights. The council fixed the tax rate at this meeting and the city will levy 20 mills. The total assessment of the city of Libby amounts to only $246,0oo and with a levy of 20 mills gives a direct revenue from taxation of $4920. This is not a heavy levy when you look at the total amount it brings and with the licenses and fines will be sufficient for the ordinary needs of the town. YOU CAN BET ON THAT 4 "Marvelous Montana" in its August number has something to say of Libby. We are certainly geting on the map. This is what they say: "Libby, Mont., we believe, has r more cement walks, in proportion to size, than any other city ihi the state. Surrounded by mountains, laden with stately pine, and valleysI of rich orchard and farm lands, Libby is destined to become some important city In the near future." TO GET ACQUAINTED Inspired by a very laudable de sire to bring the public and the teachers of the Libby public school: into warmer and more intimate re lations a number of Libby ladies have arranged for a public recept. ion to the teachers at the Lrbby school building at 8 o'clock the evening of September 13th, next Friday, and the general public it invited to attend. The public school is an institu tion that belongs to the people. A duty rests upon the public, and especially that part of it that has children at school, to encourage, aid and sr:lrort the teachers in their work. Nothing is more apt to raise the standard of results in the schools than a cordial under standing between parents and teachers. At their homes the par ents and at the schools the teachers are engaged in the same labor. Both are educating and molding the characters of the children. Hence a social and sympathetic bond be tween them has tremendous advant ages The purpose of the reception is to make the public and the teachers acquainted. All parents should visit the schools, although many of them do not do so at all. They should take an interest in the build ing, its rooms, its paraphernalia and all its means of education, and above all else they should be in terested in the teachers and do all they can to insure the best possible results from the schools. This re ception will be a means for parents who have heretofore neglected to do so to get upon the footing sug gested. The reception will be made as attractive, pleasant and profitable to all who attend it as its managers are capable of making it, The TIME IS GETTING SHORT The subscription campaign the Herald is conducting is just half over now and if you wish to take advantage of the dollar rate you will have to start around this way pretty soon. We have added a large number of names to our list but still we want more. Fifteen days more of the dollar rate and then the price of the paper goes back to two dollars per year and very likely will never be lowered again. We want one thousand readers and as soon as we get them will have realized our ambitions for the Herald Another two weeks will surely put our circulation to that mark and then the dollar offer stops. Old subscribers can take advantage of this offer by squaring themselves with our books. Come and do it now. CONTEST JUDGES CHOSEN The Boys' and Girls' Industrial Contest Exhibits will be judged, Wednesday, Sept., 18th, at 2-P.M. at the town hall. The following named judges have been appointed: Boys' class: Timothy Miller, M. j. Brown, Henry E. Brink. Girls' class: Mrs. George Hast ings, Mrs. W. H. Gray, Mrs. Jack Clark. Supt. of schools, Lincoln County. school year has just opened, and now is the time for the parents to make friends with the teachers and get into close touch with the schools. It will be betteficial to everybody- enlighten the parents in some de gree as to school methods and ideals, and make them better un derstand the teachers and their task and bring about a relation that will reduce the worries of the teach ers and help the children over the rough places, Everybody in Libby should go to this reception. WE MAKE AN APOLOGY When reporting the doings of the city council in the Herald last week anent the salary of the city clerk, the version or wording of the arti cle might have led some people to think that we were accusing the city clerk of trying to get away with something. If anybody un derstood the article that way we are exceedingly sorry and humbly beg the city clerk's pardon. 'I he item should have explained that the council had been paying the clerk more than the law would permit them to. The city clerk of Libby has a pretty hard job and it is well worth the sum the council allowed him but the law allows but $5oo per year. Hoping this will disprove any erroneous impressions that may have been given, the Herald promises to be more careful in the future. Forest Ranger M. K. Kedze was brought in from the fore.4 last week a well developed case of appendi citis. Thursday he was sent to Spokane where an operation was performed on him and at present he has t.tpe chances of recovery.