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PUBLITSHRD EVERY THURSDAY BY THE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY Entered as second-class. matter August 17, 1911, at the postoffice at Libby, Mon tana, under the Act of March 3, 1879. That Sectional Feeling The latest from Eureka is to the effect that the Herald is clouding the issues and trying to keep alive the old sectional feeling between the east and west ends of Lincoln county. This is a broad statement from the Journal and should be taken with a whole barrel of salt. The statement was made by the Journal when jumping on the Her ald for an editorial which appeared in these columns two weeks ago about the contest of C. H. Conner's seat in the legislature in which the Herald took a non-partisan view of the question and said that if Conner lived in Canada he should come out and say so. Now as for keep ing alive the old sectional feeling, it is to laugh. It is seldom that the Journal misses an issue without alluding to, or heaping fuel upon the flames of jealosy which dominates the minds of some of the people of the east end of the county, while this is the first time that the Herald has ever made mention of sectional feeling and we never have done anything to arouse it. Just as an illustration to show which end of the county is keeping this feeling alive we cite the recent election. Eureka men received a good vote here in Libby while a resident of this end of the county was cut to the bone in Eureka. If C. H. Conner had been a re sident of this end of the county the Journal would have been first to attack the validity of his elec tion, while the Herald has not sanctioned or condoled even the effort to unseat him. WRITING. There is this good in a large library-that It frightens the be holder. Two hundred thousand volumes are enough to discour age a man tempted to print a book. But unfortunately he very often says to himself. "Most of these books are not read, and perhaps mine will be." He com. pares to the drop of water that complained of being confound ed and lost in the ocean. A genie took pity on it and made an oys ter swallow it. It became one of the finest pearls of the ocean and in time the chief ornament of the great mogul's throne. Those who are mere compilers, imitators. commenters, pickers of phrases, critics by the weak -in short, those on whom no genie will take pity-will forever remain the drop of water. Our man then is working to become the pearl.-Voltaire. She Didn't Chatter. "That very quiet girl had a lot of at tention paid her at the club ball. How is it she is so popular with that lively athletic bunch?" "I suppose it is because she is a dumb belle."-Baltlmore American. Hardly. "Many hands make light work." "Not when they $11 go on a strike together."-New York Press. D. P. BOYLE HOLIDAY GOODS Confectionery, Stationery, Tobacco and Cigars. MEN'S FURNISHINGS Libby, Montana NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U.S. Land Office at Kalispell, Montana, November i6, 1912. Notice Is hereby given that EDWIN C. CHAPMAN of Libby, LIncoln county, Montana,who, on July 2, 90o8, made homestead entry, Serial No. c6, for N.2 SWX, Section 32, Township 32N., Range 31 W., Montana I Meridian, has filed notice of intention to I make final five y, ar proof, to establish I claim to the land above described, be fore Timothy Miller, a U.S. Commission er, Libby, Lincoln County, Montana, on the 27th day of i)ecember, 1912. Claimant names as witnesses: Edward J. IHughes, Frank lryant, Charles R. Downing and Arthur Warner, all of Libby, Montana. Non-coal land. ANDREW W. SWANIy,, NeI-D26 Register. SCALISTA'S CHRISTMAS * 0 : How a Girl Was Changed From Selfishness to : Charity. By CLARISSA MACKIE. * For twelve long years Calista Thorp had fought against that grim fate which had removed her loved ones within the space of a short twelve month and left her hopeless and dry eyed in the midst of an empty house. even now echoing with happy voices stilled forever. She was a frail little woman, with a bruised heart which she hid behind a cold exterior, defiant blue eyes and a bitter tongue. All the softness of her youth had congealed. She was estranged from happiness. Twelve times since that awful year had Calista hung the stockings before the fireplace in the sitting room mother's warm woolen hose, father's large sock, Bobby's two stockings (gaping expectantly), little Ann's white ones and, last of all, her own limp black one. And twelve times with shining eyes and swelling heart had Calista filled them. Then when Christmas morning dawned and she awoke to the bitter ness that awaited her in the silent house and in the sight of the row of bulging stockings hanging before tls smoldering fire she would fly down to the sitting room and tear them from the shelf and empty each one of its burden. The bureau drawers In the slant rpofed bedrooms were filled with the little treasures Calista had bought for her loved ones. Again it was Christmas eve, and Calista had come home from shopping. Her arms were full of parcels, and the snowflakes powdered the dark halt that framed her small pale face paler than usual, for the young minis ter had met her at the corner anil walked home with her. At the gate he had timidly relieved himself of a burden that troubled him. He had remonstrated with Callsta Thorp because of her selfishness. Her cheeks burned as she remember ed how his spectacles had reflected the moonlight muntil they seemed like luminous supernatural eyes reading her soul. He had ventured only a few words, and his concluding sentence still rang in her ears: "Surely there is room in your heart for others outside your loved ones who have gone! God grant you a hap py Christmas, Miss Calista!" He was very young and very poor and very minch in earnest, and he had a young wife and family at home awaiting him, yet he had found time to concern himself over Calista Thorp, the most skeptical member of his flock. For tile first time a light broke in on Calista's brain. For the first time she saw herself in her true character. She saw that in giving herself up to those who were gone she was hiding her tal ent in a napkin. It was not those loved ones she was benefiting; it was the living she was denying. What right had she to keep all for the dead, who could use nothing she would give them? Was she not in giving it to them hoarding it for herself? All of a sud den a realization of her true position rushed upon her with resistless force. And how long had she shut herself in this world of her own selfish mak ing? Twelve years. A shime camne In her heart that she had all this while taken no interest in a single living being at Christmas time. There were the children among her relatives, the children of her friends, but, above all, the children of the poor. When she thought of the many little ones whom even a penny toy would delight she was seized with a desire on this Christmas to wipe out the stain. The parcels rattled to the floor-the pipe which her father would never smoke, the soft wools which her moth er's fingers would never knit, the toys with v,hlch Bobby might not play, the wax doll which could not afford little Ann any delight! The next morning, when Christmas broke over the world, Calista Thorp was stirring around her house. Two great baskets were filled with gifts from the overflowing drawers in the closed" chambers, and Calista's best cloak and hat lay on the sofa. The poorhouse was three miles away on the highroad, and a snowplow had leveled a broad track to the very door. So Calista, (lad in her best, put on her overshoes and started forth, a basket in either hand. She was quite pale and tired when she turned into the high white gate and advanced up the path, bordered on either side with gloomy cedar trees. Dr. Keyes was the overseer of the Clovedale poorhouse, and it was con sidered the best managed institution of its kind in the state. Breakfast was being served in the long diniing hall when Calista rang the bell, and when the door opened the bluff, brown eyed doctor himself stood before her. "Merry Christmas, Miss Calista! So you are playing Santa Claus this morn ing! I an glad of tb*ht, because some of my old people are feeling very b!ue today." He relieved Ier of tile baskets and led the way into the cheery warmth of his comfortable office. where Calls ta sat down before the glowing stove and thawed out her frosty fingers. When she spoke her eyes were fasten. ed on the red coals, and the words came hesitatingly. "I've kept Christmas alone - for twelve years. Somehow 1 didn't care about seeing anybody. I just wanted to try to bring back things as they used to be--before" Dr. Keyes wiped his glasses and re placed them on his fine nose. Had he not stood side by side with little Ca lista Thorp and fought hopelessly the battle of life and death-and lost? And had not Calista turned on him like a little wild animal and condemned him because he had failed? She had avoided speaking to him afterward, and this was the first time they had met, and she was talking to him now as if she had forgotten that he had lost the grim battle for her loved ones. -"before my folks died," went on Calista steadily. "But it can't be done! The minister talked to me about it, and I got to thinking last night maybe the best way to live over happy times is to give them to somebody else that never had any, so I've brought all the presents I've given mother and father and the children ever since-then-and I want the folks here to have them." Two tears rolled down her cheeks from Calista's overcharged heart, and others followed and fell into the glass of grape juice which Dr. Keyes held at her lips, and perhaps it was that or the large warm hand which rested on her shoulder that revived the little woman to renewed strength. "You need never be without a fami ly, Miss Calista," said the doctor at last in a husky voice. "I have a fami ly here-forty people-old and young, and little children. They need help and encouragement and comfort. Some may have another chance in the world if they receive a word of womanly sympathy in season. Will you be my right hand here?" "I'd like to," sobbed Calista thank fully. Together they distributed the con tents of the two baskets, and Calista found her tongue saying soft pleas antries and her cold face responding warmly to grateful smiles. She saw her mother's kindly look and her father's approving nod in the faces of many of these indigent old people, and the delight of Bobby and little Ann were repeated tenfold by the orphaned poor children of the doctor's household. "You have been an angel in disguise to them this Christmas day," said the doctor as he carried Calista home in his sleigh that evening, for Calista had stayed to the dinner of pork tenderloin and apple sauce, with vegetables and many dainties contributed by the good overseer from his own scanty pocket. Calista Thorp's house was empty no longer. There was always room for some broken soul from the poorhouse -some one who drooped in the at mosphere which could never be insep arable from the institution and who needed comfort and encouragement be fore taking up the burden of life and attaining independence in the end. The following Christmas Calista was welcomed as an old friend by the in mates of the poorhouse. At her bidding each one had hung his or her stocking on a line stretched before the dormitory doors, and that evening Calista and Dr. Keyes had filled them all. Calista's blue eyes were shining with happiness as the doctor drove her home under the Christmas stars. "We remembered every one," she said contentedly, leaning back among the soft robes. "Every one?" he repeated doubt fully. "Why, who have we forgotten?" "Me," he said gravely. Calista's heart thumped painfully at the new note in his deep voice. "You have forgotten me, Calista. I have given you my heart. That is my gift. You have God's gift, too, the love of my poor people and his love in your heart. I, too, want a gift." There was a hushed silence then un til Calista found courage to ask shyly, "What shall I give-to you-my best friend ?" "Give me a place in your heart, Calista. I must be there also. We will work together. Surely you have room in your heart for me too!" He leaned over and looked In her eyes, where joy shone serene. She gave her hand into his with sim pile faith. "There is room In my heart for you, Henry-room for the memory of my dear ones, room for the whole world." Wisdom of a Great Painter. We always like to know what a great man has said about his work and how he feels about other things that are of Interest to every one. Fortunately, Nleissonler left a record of many of his feelings and opinions, published as his "Conversations." Of all the painters Rembrandt was his favorite. Among his sayings were the follow ng: "'Let well, enough alone' is the mot 0 of the lazy." "The man who leaves good work be ind adds to the inheritance of the hu 11uI race." "'The master is an artist whose works lever recall those of some other artist." "I would have drawing made the )asis of education in all schools. It is he universal language." "No artist would paint if he knew he nas never to show his work, if he felt io human eye would ever rest upon it." "I never sign a picture until my whole oul is satisfied with my work." "'To will is to do' has been my motto. have always willed. Oh, how I re ;ret the lost time that can never be nade up! As 1 grow older I work larder than ever."-C. L. Barstow, in t. Nicholas, ROUND THE GLOB1 Copper has been discovered In Novi Zembla. Dublin Is adopting electric stree lighting. Sugar beets are being made inta four in France. New York uses electric devices tb heat its zoological gardens. Recent Yukon fires have destroyec timber valued at $100,000,000. The first legal autopsy was perform ed in China a few months ago. Files are not a pest in Scotland. and the use of screens is exceptional. St. Louis has started a crusade against palmists and clairvoyants. New Zealanders consume more than seven pounds of tobacco per capita per year. Stockholm is In 1916 to entertain the international congress of mathemati clans. During the past twelve months 18, 869 ships entered or departed from the port of London. Nearly £500,000,000 of British capital is estimated to be invested In the Ar gentine republic. Of all the coal that passes through New York, ten out of eighteen tons comes from Pennsylvania. In the whole German empire only $500,000 has so far been donated for the erection of free libraries. An accident in a London hospital led to the discovery that some forms of deafness could be cured by X rays. Chinese farms are for the most part too small to make machidery profitable, and the farmers cannot afford to buy it. After many tests under government supervision in Germany salt has been found the best preservative for butter. The government mint at Denver is operated entirely by electric power, motors totalling 300 horsepower being used. Among other foreign garments Chi nese are buying many sweaters. In colors they prefer green, white and maroon. Italy requires makers of cheeses con. taming oleomargarine to paint them red on the outside and to label them properly. In the west end of London there are scores of head waiters whose incomes range from $2,000 to $3,000 a year from tips alone. The Stuttgart book publishers have a curious way of estimating their exports by the kilogram instead of by the num ber of volumes. Offering prizes to its motormen for the most effective operation of cars by an English company has resulted in a saving of 25 per cent of the current. In England every dog over six months old costs $1.83 for an annual license, and the animal must wear a collar hearing the owner's name and address. The women of Idria, in the Austrian province of Krain, were so dissatisfied with the fire brigade that they formed one of their own, consisting of sixty "firewomen." In Spain the savings banks have Gnly $3.60 per inhabitant. In Belgium the figure Is $20.99 per inhabitant; in France, $21.89; in Italy. $18.58; in Great Britain, $21.88. Within a period of fifty years the number of the insane and feeble mind ed in the United States has increased 950 per cent, while the population has increased only 330 per cent. To overcome the tendency of plants to grow in the direction of sunlight a Philadelphia college laboratory uses a slowly revolving table to expose all sides of plants to the sun the same length of time. The Argentine national health de partment has posted signs along the principal streets of Buenos Aires tell ing what animals and insects should be avoided to lessen the dangers of infec tious diseases. The population of the United King dorn, Norway. Austrita and Switzerlaud has increased at a slower rate in the last ten years than before, but at a more rapid rate in Sweden, Belgium, Holland and Germany. In England there are at least half a million stamp collectors. Within a few years there have been printed nearly 3.000 books, each about some phases of stamp collecting. Two firms have between them $1,250,000 invested in stamps. The legislature of Vera Cruz offers prizes of $100 to $1,000 to ranch own ers who shall plant and he the first to harvest crops from orchards of or anges. mangoes and pineapples. This is the first permanent and definite in centive of the kind offered to farmers in Mexico. There is a steady stream of Arme nian emigrants coming to the United States, made, up almost entirely of young men. In many villages this ex odus has left hardly any males except the old men and young boys, and there is frequently a scarcity of labor at har vest and thrashing time. One of the Rothbschilds is said to value his life so highly that he is now visited every day by three doctors, and wherever he goes he is followed by a valet carrying a bag containing every thing necessary in case of sudden ill ness. The doctors are paid $5.000 a year, it is said. More men enlisted as bluejackets in the navy at the recruiting stations in New York city in the week of the re cent big naval review than during any other week but one since the Spanish Anerican wiar. There were more than 300 applicants, and the increase in the number of enlistments is timely, for immediately after the great review five destroyers were i)l1 inl reserve because )f the shortage of men. to We greatly appreciate the trade you have given us during the past twelve months and our wishesare that the New Year may be a hap py and prosperous one for you. F. M. Plummer Everything to Eat and Wear SEven If He Is A Teetotaler WHEN WOODROW WILSON COMES TO LIBBY He will be pleased with the clean business carried on at the Libby Hotel Buffet and the fine stock of Havanna and Key West Cigars, Olympia Beer on draught, Pepper's 8 year old Whiskey, drawn from the wood, our complete line of fine wines, brandies and liquors, and our free BUSINESS MENS' LUNCH, 10:30 A.M. TO 11:30 P.M. Served at Libby Hotel Buffet * + ****+... ++........ ................... I BEST BEER Our beer is made from the Famous Montana Barley and Bohemian Hops, imported from Europe......... Kalispell Making & Brewing Company KALISPELL, - - - MONTANA. IT'S GOING GOOD THE BBY HOTEL Is now one of the very best and most comfortable hotels on the line of the Great Northern rail. road in Montana. It hb is been thoroughly repaired and refitted, and renovated throughout STEAM HEAT and plenty of it. HOT WATER that is really hot. ELECTRIC LIGHT nix on the oil and tallow. EATS the dining room is a dandy. Everything about the: place Clean, Comfortable and Modern. Prompt and Courteous Service And as much like a real home as a hotel can be made. SKENNEDY & COMPANY IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF MONTANA, IN AND FOR THE COUNTIES OF FLATHEAD AND LINCOLN. In the matter of fixing Terms of Court for the ORDER Year 1913 in Flathead and Lincoln Counties. In accordance with the provisions of Section 62'72 of the Revised Codes of Montana, 1907, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, That during the year 1913 there be held In each of the counties of the Eleventh lu dicial District of the State of Montana, four terms of Court, and that said terms be held as follows: PLATHEAD COUNTY: Monday, January 13; Monday, March ro; Monday, June 9; and Monday, October 6. LINCOLN COUNTY: Monday, Jan uary 20; Monday, March 17; Monday, June r6: and Monday, October .13. J. E. ERICKSON, Judge. Dated at Kalispell, Montana, this 4th day of December, 1912, A.D. Attest: PHILIP R. LONG, Clerk. (SEAL) d[2-j2 Real estate and loans. A. L. Thompson, Libby, Montana. DENTIST DR. G. H. JONES Office: First Natl. Bk. Bldg. Rooms 5 and 6. LIBBY - - MONTANA CITY DRAY -AND- TRANSFER MIEQUIER & PETERS, Proprs. Prompt Service and Carefnl Delivery... B. F. MAIDEN Lawyer Practice in State and U. S. Courts and Land Offices. LIBBY - - MONTANA