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THE LIBBY HERALD
VOL. 2. NO. 28 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, DEC. 1 0, 1912 $2.00 PER YE R MINE INSPECTOR REPORTS State Ofichl Speaks Favor ably of Outlook in Lin coln ar d Flathead Helena, Mont.-During the year ending November 30, 1912, an army of 15,000 men was furnisned employment in the mitres of Mon tana, according to the annual re port of State Mine inspector Wil liam Walsh. Reviewing the entire field in the state, Mr. Walsh says the mining industry is looking brighter and is showing improve m e n t i n numerous directions. "Conditions have shaped for a greater production in the near fu ture. That is especially true of the gold camps. In the western part of the state in Lincoln and Flathead counties, after a long pe riod of idleness, mines are in oper ation today that have yielded mil lions of dollars in mineral wealth, and they show a condition of en couragement. The report shows that during the year 278 mines were inspected. There were 47 fatal accidents and 25 nonfatal accidents. Fourteen thousand five hundred men were employed making the percentage of fatal accidents to each 1,ooo men 3.21, and the percentage of nonfatal accidents to each I,ooo men 1.31. To the number of men employed, Mr. Walsh adds 500 to include the scattered prospectors, small oper ators employing from two to five men, and also the leasers. Four men were killed by pre mature blasts, 27 by falling of rock or ground,. 3 by cages in shafts; 3 by falling down ore chutes; 4 by falling down manways and shafts; two by coming in contact with electric wires; and one each from the following causes: Heart failure in mine, falling down raise, crushed under ore car, and caught by fall ing ore chute. In connection with mine accidents the report has chap ters devoted to "Compensation for Quartz Mine Accidents," "Rigid Discipline Nee ded in Mines," "Regulation of Mine Ventilation," "The use of Compressed Air for Ventilation Purposes," "Dangers of Electric Wires and How to Avoid Them,' "Some S uggestions," "Mine Hoisting Signals Code,'' "Safe Use of Explosives," "Acci dents in the use of Explosives," and "Accidents." His report on Lincoln county is as follows: Lincoln county has not attracted the attention which this mineral bearing section merits. The entire Cabinet range south of Libby has some of the most meritorious min eralized zones in the state. Where proper development has been done, commercial ore has been discovered in all parts of the districts. Con siderable capital has been invested in the Snowshoe district and plans are under way for installing the necessary plants for the reduction of ores which are of a contentrating character, Promising copper lodes have been found on the Northfork of the Plat river. The Libby and West Fisher districts show a steady improvement. Concerning the mineral outlook in Flathead county, the state mine inspector has the following to say: "The mineral resources of Flat head County are very extensive in area Several districts in this county afford unequalled induce mients to capital for the develops ment of profitable producing mines. The mineral selections of the Flat, head reservation have a showing in. gold and silver which are not ex celled anywhere, and the strong, persistent figures discovered are promising copper bearing lodes, the formation showing well defiued veins in granite formation." HELD SUCCESSFUL MISSION The Catholic mission conducted at St. Joseph's church by the Pas ;ionist Fathers, Rev. Harold and Rev. Cyril of Chicago, solemnly closed Sunday evening, the regular 'ervice followed by gi, ing the uapal blessing to the entire con ;regation who made the mission. Che papal blessing conmes from Pope Pius X but by a decree of His Holiness bestows on the mis siouers the authority to give this blessing wherever they conduct missious. In every respect the efforts of the missioners, as well as the Iccal rector, Father Hanna, were crown ed with success and the mission will go on record as the most suc cessful ever held in Libby. For one week, mass, followed by a short instruction each morning at 6 and 8 a.m., and at 7:30 every evening services consisting of the rosary, sermon and benediction of the blessed sacrament was held. Good crowds attended all the set vices. Father Harold, the principal speaker throughout the week, is an eloquent speaker and a theologian of much distinction. His sermons based upon christian faith and morality were marked with elo quence and simplicity and he easily won the admiration and attention of the entire congregation. The new bell was installed in time to be used for these meetings and is a source of satisfaction to the members of the church. PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES (Contributed) All patrons of our schools are cordially invited to attend the pro grams held in the various grades and inspect the school work that can be placed upon display 2:15 p.m. Friday. Parents are at all times welcome to our school to inspect work or consult with teachers for the per manent good of the scholars. If there is a public demand for any public service work such as the analyses of milk, water, ce ment, ,pres, etc., we will be glad to know about it. The boys' basket ball team play the Bonners Ferry high school on December 21. We now have an enrollment of 250 scholars in district No. 4. TO THE TEACHERS OF LINCOLN COUNTY The State "Teachers' Associa tion will be held at Missoula, Dec. 26, 27 and 28. An elaborate pro gram has been prepared and a very interesting and beneficial time is assured. Wishing to enroll as many of our teachers as members of the as sociation as possible, I am asking you for a membership fee of one dollar ($i.0o) to help carry on the work of the association. Please remit to me as soon as possible and get your receipt as I wish to close my account before the association meets. Kindly do this if you can not attend the meeting. R. R. fare one and one third is offered to those attending the association. F. D. HEAD, County Supt. Schools. Fleek & Fleek Move Fleek & Fleek have been busy moving their hardware stock from the Thompson building to their new quarters in the Blackford block this week and are now get ting straightened around for the :rush of Christmas business. New fixtures have been purchased and installed and they now have one of the most. attractive hardware stores in the country. NO WARRANTS ALLOWED TO BE SE!VED ON JOHN D. ARCHBOLD Herald Washington Correspondent Says Wickersham Uses Department of Justice to Protect Instead of Prosecute. Vielation of Law (By Clyde H. Tavenner) Washingt in, Dec. t8.-United htates Attorney General Wicker ,ham has refused to allow warrants to be served on John D. Archbold tnd other officers of the Standard )il Company, in the case in which the Magnolia Oil Company of Tex as, was indictded by a federal grand jury in Texas for criminal violation of the Sherman law. Once again, Mr. Wickershath using the machinery of the grea, office of the Department of Justicy to protect, instead of prosecute, the millionaire heads of ,illegal trusts. A hundred instances could be cited where Wickersham hag, by means of especially prepared .9opitj ions, orders and rules, given coti fort to the great industrial trusts, private monopolies and special privilege. It was Wickersham, the attorney general, who stopped im portant suits against the beef trust immediately upon taking office. It was Wickersham, the attorney gen eral, who rendered an opinion up holding Ballinger and viciously at tacking Louis R. Glavis, who said it was legal for sugar trust interests 't acquie by the exploitation pro cess 55,000 acres of rich sugar lands of the Philippines when the'or ganic law of the islands expressly declares that no corporation shall be allowed to acquire more than 2,500 acres. It was Wickersham, the attorney general, who sanc tioned the Taft administration railroad regulation bill, later ex posed and altered, containing a joker legalizing the Southern Pa cific, Union Pacific merger, recent ly held unlawful by the Supreme Court. It was Wickersham, the attorney - general, whose suit against the steel trust is one in equity instead of a criminal pro secution. At the time of the appointment of Wickersham, it was said his selection by Mr. Taft was in re cognition of the desires of the great industrial trusts of the coun try, who had contributed large sums to Mr. Taft's campaign fund, and who as a return favor desired that a "safe" man be placed in charge of the government prosecu ting machinery. Before his appointment as at torney general, Mr. Wickersham was a trust lawyer. For years and years he had been receiving huge fees from corporations for interpre ting the laws, not from the view point of the welfare of the people, but from the viewpoint of the wel fare of the trusts. Mr. Wicker sham was a member of the law firm of Strong & Cadwalader. Congressman Henry T. Rainey de scribed this firm on the floor of the House of Representatives as follow: "The firm of Strong & Cadwal ader is one of these important New York legal firms to which great corporations appeal for aid when they propose to violate the laws of the land or when they have violat ed the laws of the land." The firm of Stiong & Cadwal ader, at the time of Mr. Wicker sham's appointment as attorneyj general, represented, among other~ great corporations, the sugar trust, and one of the last things Mr. Wickersham did as a member of, the firm of Strong & Cadwalader, was to draw down his portion of a sugar trust fee of something like $25,ooo. And one of the first things Mr. Wickersham did a Attorney General, was to write, on June 27, 19og, to John S, Wire U. S District Attorney for the Southern District of New York, a letter revealing his strong interest in three sugar trust officials then i. danger of the eitetstiary. 'h ,retnarkablca ter ,.e= - eit~f wof whi'cihas evy, bien denied by tile Attprney Geoeial, ;leads in pa'rt as follo.'s: "My Dear' Wise;,' Senator. Redtfa vii. nt me 1 Seoof of a pait'rid signed by o A ?4ibiri and Guthrie.zi ortj their contentipn.tiat,themttatye *t 1" quitatiotis hbat rui inu 'layor of M e gsers. Parsco s, Kisplt iatd uhe rmed. If thypniW overt mets 4last to carry.otit the objects of the on lawful mctispiracyA' were tbsdhe re' ferred to in the 'brief,, 1. should think they were iuditficfent to save the bar of the statue. A strong effort will- be. made tomorrow to persuade the President to interfere: in some way to prevent'the in dictments.-Faithfully yours, Geo. W. Wickersham.'' ~ad now Mr. Wickersamaa ra using his office as Attorney Geirr eral to save from arrest John .D .Archbold, H. C. Polgeriyr. AnJ , W. C. Teagle, officers of The Staff dard Oil Company. Under the Taft admini'strjitpn 'tt has been impossible for'the overn. ment to control the trusts. beoopge the trusts controlled `tl goverti went. At last it has been possible to el ect a President without the finan cial support of the heads of illegal tariff trusts, and it is. hoped Presel dent Wilson will be able to find ,4" man for attorney genaralM who wUlJ) be so constructed teatpesateentally as to feel that millionaire sugar trust barons who rob the govern ment and violate the law ought to be sent to the penitentiary just like a poor man is sent to the peniten tiary when he violates the law. Presbyterian Church News (By The Pastor) Hour of service ii A. M. and 7:30 P. M. Sunday School at to A. M. COME. The Ladies' Aid sale at Plum mer's store last Saturday ws4' success in every way. The lis who had charge were delights by the kind attention given ther by Mr. and Mrs. Plummer. (/ Rev. J. V. Clark of Ka4as City preached to our peop Sunday night. He also lecturedwin Astron omy on Monday ji 'M in our church. We conside ifs Theology more nearly orthodox than his Astronomy. The Ladies' Aidjlected Mrs. G. V. Geiger, Pres. and Mrs. Wig gington 2nd vice-president at its meeting last ?'riday. No more meetings of this Society will be 1 held till Friday Jan. 3, 1913. The Sund'ay School will meet for a Christmps entertainment and of fering and treat on Cbristmas eve. Rev. Priugle Presbyterian evang elist of K~alispell Presbytery will be here for special gospel tbeetings the two weeks from Jan. 3 th, 1913. Planto hear Isityftwa, HOME WHERE YOU SLEEP Billings, Mont., Dec. 17.-A question of particular importance to homesteaders has just been de cided by the secretary of the inter ior in the case of Neil W. Meyers against Richard Sherwood, both of Billings, and the point determined is that for the purpose of comply ing with the regulations with re 'erence to residence, the abode of She entryman's family is not nec .essarily his own, and if he sleeps on the homestead, having complied with other rules with reference to cultivation and improvement, his right to hold the land can bo taken away by contest:, -a $her wpp* &nsed a' quarter sec. dtbW Qftg44'bouit 1 qr miles from this city about three years ago an< ,prvcede4 to'citltlvate it and made some improvementp. He worked 4 :the' lu s I admin Billings apd'l p1 4hdd here. Hle, Wl ve4r, lept virttiallysevery night ign t n 94 hise- iim. Myers iq:(tithettd a .eofftest op the ground tist as Sherwrood's wj p nd child ýSn .resided lu.athi city; his home was 'with tl'm ans gthat:.iVr this rearn bve had failed to fulfill the r'quiirenaents 4( the gove'ithnent. nhe ghItibl laudaf~ice he1d' that Sherwood'k title ito the laud was good .and4'he dqcision was affirmed by the secretary of the interior. MONTANA GETS BIG PRIZE Minnpapotti, ti:, .44 Joseph P8NAhs and.Ckrlrs lstdgei man, of the-fsi p 1i4 Blilte ,n t ly4iWTP , .5Moftia., were *wa strdinb a5oo rszt prie tody £0 the 1st veto us),elsu of wheat eshMbitedb at the Nitbh to ser Prptucts, exbsi'tt o held here in ,iNovembeq. 'The graitr, 'wich is oI the . rkes ` red variety, was %rowft in the Shield. .iver valley, 7o mi~e& uortfrof X liwstoke p47k. The.'draIy wetst bligbtly over 6o pounds to the busel and it! grad ing receivedr a store of 92 t-a. lo latoratory tests, Ai'O yot, which cosisted of millin ydibakin he NEWS ITEMS FROM URAL Henry Steenerson is visiting his father a few weeks, from Idaho. The dance given last Saturday night was largely attended and every one reports a very enjoyable time. Mr. Ed. Dawson and little son Edward is making a few weeks visit with Mrs: Joseph Branham. Mrs. Sophia Knight and daugh ter Florence, arrived last Friday from Iowa for a couple months visit with her brother Mr. P. Prettywood and family. Mrs. Wessel has returned to Ny ack and Mrs. McCarthey has re. fumed her position as operator here. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Lawrence spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Calmed A Wild Cowboy If you want to go over to the county jail now you can see the only wild cowboy in captivity. Deputy Sheriff Wave Brown brought him down from Fortine. This cowboy went into Byron Hen.n ning's saloon at Fortine and or dered a bunch to get their hands up. He was overpowered and brought to the county bastile. The man is undoubtly insane, and spends his time in jail in writing' communications to the county authorities. His name is Win. A. GQover. THE 'i~~i. i BUYS Libby Holdings and Outfit of John Mclnnis cedar Company A deal of some magnitude was finished this week when John Mc Innis sold his big cedar business to the Tri-State Cedar company. The McInnis outfit purchased the cedar on Parmenter creek from the gov ernment last spring and have been operating all summer getting , out piles and other cedar products. They have two camps up on the takeek. and have been banking the poles here in town. The deals in cludes the timber camps, equip ment and in fact everything except the old white horse that Mr. Mc Innis uses for his personal driver. The Tri-State outfit take charie at once. SCHOOL TAX APPORTIONED The regular 4 mill school tax levy has been apportioned by Supt. Head as follows, and amounts to $20 for every child of school age in the county: No. Total Pupils per dist. Dist. No. I...... 8o $1 6Qo 00 2....... 18 3o00 0 3...... 6 12o oo 4..... 319 6,38o oo 5...... 33 66o oo 6...... 8 16000 7.*..*. 37 740 00 8...... 41 820 00 9..... 26 52000 10... 17 340 0o " 'r...... to 2so oo " 12...... 22 56o oo 13......* 275 5.500 00 " 4**** 59 I 180 oo " 15`..... 23 460 00 " 16...... 20 400 00 "17.....:' 15 .3 0 000 . 14. " 33 66o oo 192.... 1 220 00 53 joint 13 260 00 Total................$21,440.00 BEE ER'S CONVENTION Bozeman, Dec. 18.-It is roughly estimated on good authority that the annual production of honey atd bee's-wax in the United States is about $22,oooooo,oo. Montara produces a comparatively small proportion of this and yet the ex perience of individuals in the le. d ing valleys of the state show con clusively that this may be made a very successful and profitable iL dustry. More honey is being 1ro duced in Montana already than is generally realized. The Yellow stone and Gallatin and Bittt r Root valleys probably lead in this respect and are producing a high grade of extracted and comb honey. One hundred pounds of surplus honey at fifteen cents per pound is not un common and there is good mont y in the business. If Montana ever becomes a great honey producing'state it will be by a gradual pr s. The young people on. t10 farm should be al lowed to get a stand or two of bees and make a beginning. To be sure they may know nothing about the business, but they never will learn unless they have the bee to start with. On January 29th 8n3 30th, 19t15 in connection with "Farmers Week" at the Agricultural College in Boseman will be held the first beekeepers convention in Moutana. The addresses and discussions will be of interest both to beginners and experienced beekeepers. At tl e close of the meetings, it is intended that a State Beekeepers Association will be formed for the purl ofe of mromotina the Iadustt v.