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The First National Bank of Libby
Opened for business Jan. r9, 19ro CAPITAL $25.000.00 - - RESOURCES $200,000.00 OFFICERS : C. ED LUKENS, President F. M. PLUMMER, Vice-Pres. CHESTER A. ADAMS, Cashier DIRECTORS: JAS. STONECHEST E. W. DOE F. M. PLUMMER C. ED LUKENS CHESTER A. ADAMS G. W. MILLETT E. A. SOUTHWICK LOCAL NEWS BUDGET C. E. Davis was a visitor from Eureka Monday. Robert L. Hess was a business visitor in town from Warland Monday. Ed. Weidner was in from War land Monday. The Bockman boys are exhibit ing the skins of three mountain lions which they killed Christmas day. They are beauties and the boys may well feel proud of the kill. Dr. Charles Scofield, a brother of Mrs * W. A. Reed, has. been spending the holidays here in Lib by. Dr. Scofield is located at Heron in Sanders county. LIBBY COM'L Co2 I SHAW-KNIT HOSIERY Guaranteed Stockings °1 2 SINTER-STATE COLLARS The Peer of Pei fection - S In Linen Collars ELGIN SHIRTS The Fit-right Shirt at the right price - a a May 1913 g be a P rosperous and Happy Year H For YOU Libby Com. Co. I In the new Blackford Block =I S on the corner A license to wed was granted this week to Robert G. Sands and Maggie C. Fancher both of Eureka. About one of the finest Christmas editions put out in the state this year was that of the Cut Bank Tribune. It was well printed, ar tistically arranged and chuck full of advertising. The taking of the testimony in the contest of Conner's seat in the legislature will he at the court house to-morrow morning at ten o'clock before Justices Morris of Libby and Davis of Troy. The county conmmissioners will hold a meeting to-morrow to organ ize for the work of the new year. The printi;ig contract for the next two years will be let at this meeting. Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Tnomas are entertaining a new engineer at their home. He arrived Christmas day, weighs 9 pounds and made a very acceptable Christmas gift. A. V. Howard arrived in town from the Howard placers this week to spend his holidays. He will re turn to the lake aifter the 6th of January. Mrs. John Lynch of Troy gave birth to a baby boy Christmas night. Dr. Auld of Libby at tended. Arthur Sutton, Great Northern operator at Troy, had the misfor tune to get his foot smashed this week. The injury is quite painful but he will soon be around again. John and Fred, sons of Harry Boothman living north of town, are down with typhoid fever. The case is a light one and no serious consequences are expected. J. S. Kennedy, the aged man who fell down and fractured a thigh bone last week, is getting well and chances are good that the bone will knit. C. W. Barrett, a -noted socialist rancher South of Troy, was a business visitor in town Monday and made a call at the Herald of fice. The editor of the Herald and the Troy rancher can agree on names alright but when it comes to politics it is one continual scrap ping match. . . . . . . . . - LIBBY HARNESS SHOP PRICES H1-alters 14 inch harness leather $1.25 and $i.5o. Breast straps 2 inch factory made per pair $2.25. Breast straps 2 inch best hand made per pr $2.50. Lumber harness 2/ inch trace, cash $52.00. H. H. POLBERG Libby, Mont. Christmas always has a depres sing effect on the newspaper busi ness. The Saturday Evening Post was only half size this week, The Spokesman- Review considerably smaller and the Libby Herald came near not getting out at all. Miss Hazel Kennedy of Havre is spending the holidays here with her parents. Services in the Methodist Epis copal church next Sunday will be as follows: Sunday school at to a. m., preach ing at Ir a. m. by Rev. O. A. White the district superintendent. Following the sermon the Lord's Supper will be administered. Evening service at 7:30. Special music for both morning and even ing services. All are cordially in vited. The quarterly conference will be held Saturday evening at 7:30. For Sale-Oliver typewriter, good as new. Price, $45. Inquire at Benedict's Pharmacy. tf J. F. BowaN. Oscar Wolfe, publisher of the Eureka Journal, was a business visitor in town Friday. J. M. Kennedy returned from Helena Friday to spend Christmas with his family. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Faust re turned from Spokane Friday morning. WANTED man to do paper hang ing, two rooms. Libby Hospital. Attorney Thos. D. Long of Kal ispell has been visiting here with his brother Philip. Charles C. Matterson of Warland I made a filing on a homestead Mon day before U. S. Commissioner Timothy Miller. Rufus W. Cripe of Troy was a business visitor in town Monday. While here he filed on a valuable piece of land near Troy. The t filing was made before U. S. Com missioner Timothy Miller. Judge George E. Davis was a business visitor in town from Troy a Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Duthie have t returned from a week's visit with a Mr. Duthie's sister in Spokane. c Mrs. C. C. Bradley was a busi ness visitor in town from Eureka I last Friday. t Miss Vera Anderson, who is a teaching school at Rexford, is U spending the holidays in Libby. c A. E. Reiter of Spokane was a business visitor in town the latter I part of last week. t Mrs. Paul Pratt is home again e after spending a week visiting with C relatives in Butte. Attorney Eddie Booth left for I his home at Comanche last Satur- n day. He will spend the holidays a with his family and will also make a trip to Helena before returning p to Libby. e H. G. Pomeroy was a business e visitor from Eureka Saturday. ri E. E. Stone made a business ti trip to Spokane last Friday. Miss Grace Leary, who has been tI attending the University of Mon tE tana at Missoula, is now at home b spending the holidays with her a parents. st al Logan Cresswell, who left Libby w several months ago for British Col et umbia points, has returned. ty Mrs. Theodore Gowdv spent cc Christmas with her mother and re children in Kalispell. Manager Pier of the Libby Tele phone company has been busy thi week installing phones in the tb business section of the town. As soon as the business section is in. er stalled they will be connected with p' the central offi:e and the s-.rvice tu started. The other phones con- at tracted for will then be installed s te fast as possible. Miss Gray will be "hlello" girl. THE UNMASKING OF A SWINDLER Strange Part Heredity Played In Exposing a Thief. From my earliest remembrance I lived with Patrick Coulter, an Irish. uman. All I knew about him up to the time I was twelve years old was that he was Mr. Coulter and I was George Bissell. I was given to understand oy him that he had takes me as an orphan and was bringing me up. I certainly was not allied to him by blood, for I was as refined in appearance as any gentleman's son, while Mr. Coulter showed unmistakable signs of plebeian origin. He was short, red raced, thick set, rotund and with grizzled gray hair. lie wore on his face a perpetual sour expression. I confess that, although I was given to understand that 1 owed him everything, I hated him. And I had every reason to hate him, for he hated me. He was always surly to me and never even in odd moments showed any affection for me. Only in one way did he manifest any interest in me. He would occasionally have fits of generosity with me, giving me mon ey quite freely, but always impressing it upon me that he was very good to do so and that I should appreciate his kindness. He also seemed to be trou bled with a continued fear of losing me. The only knowledge he possessed was that of figures. He wrote a good cler ical hand, and I remember that such accounts as I happened on that were made by him had a methodical look. When I was twelve years old I one day found Mr. Coulter in conversation with a lean, hungry looking man, who when I entered asked, "Is this the boy?" and Mr. Coulter grumbled a low "Yes." The man looked at me curious ly, and when he went away I saw him putting a lot of bills in his pooketbook. He came after that from time to time, and on several occasions when I hap pened to see him depart he had evident ly received something. His visits were always accompanied by bad humor on the part of Mr. Coulter, and once I overheard high words between them. The most remarkable bit of treat ment I received from Mr. Coulter was a good education. When I came to be eighteen I longed to go to college and begged very hard to be sent to a uni versity. He demurred, but at last con sented, telling me that I should always remember that he had pinched himself to send me. At college I formed the pleasantest associations and often spent my vacations with my college chums. Mr. Coulter was greatly vexed at this, but as I was growing to be more of a man every day and he was growing old and seemingly a trifle afraid of me I usually had my way. At leaving college I wished to study the law, but for some reason Mr. Coul ter took a strong dislike to my adopt ing this profession, and in this in stance, holding the purse strings, he conquered. One day while I was thinking what [ would do to make myself independ ent I had occasion to hunt for a letter I had mislaid. Mr. Coulter was not in the house, and I rummaged all over It. Finally I got into the garret. There were several trunks there, all locked, and an old desk. Protruding from an under portion of the desk I noticed the corner of a paper. I pulled it out and read it. There was nothing in it that I knew anything about, but the hand writing attracted my attention at once. Indeed. it was so like mine that for a time I supposed I had written it and wondered how it could have come to be where it was. I put it in my pock At and studied it. The next time Mr. Coulter left me alone in the house I went back to the garret and hunted ill I found a letter in the same hand writing. This time I was astonished. It appeared to have been signed by ne. At any rate, It was my name and ny handwriting. It had been written :o Mr. Coulter from abroad and gave nstructions in the matter of certain )roperties possessed by the writer and ividently managed by Coulter. I folded the letter, put it in my pock it, took it down to my room, locked the Loor and never gave over making theo- I les with regard to the matter till I truck the right one. The writer of he letter was evidently my father or a tear relative. Without ever having een his handwriting heredity had de ermined that as I grew to manhood I I hould adopt it. I then and there de ermined, maintaining a perfect secrecy etween myself and Mr. Coulter, to nuake an investigation. I unearthed a great swindle. The teps I took to do so would form a sep rate story. The tracks of the man rho had done the swindling had been I o adroitly covered that I was obliged o proceed step by step and very slow y. I knew in a few months all I ever ame to know. but to untangle my dis- a overies so as to turn them into proof I equired a year. When I had untied be last knot I went one day into Mr. , oulter's study and, laying a lot of pa ers on his desk before which he sat, r aid: "Take your choice between signing hose or going to the penitentiary." He looked up at me white as a sheet, t ben, taking up the papers, signed ev- a ry one of them without reading them, utting me in possession of a large for- d ine. o My father, a widower. had died 1 broad, leaving me. a baby. in his sis ar's care. She died soon after, and loulter took me. Then he laid his k Iheme for appropriating my property TATTERSALL'S ICS 'LONDON. Romantio Story of tlM IWorld's Most Famous Horse ,Markot. The most famous h~rse mart in the world is Tattersall's in.,London. A ro mantle history attaches, to this estab lishment. In 1776 a certain Richard Tattersall, a wool comber of Yorkshire, who had lost his fortune during the Jacobit'e rebellion, obtained a ninety-nine yeP.rs' lease of a tract of ground in Logdou and thereon built an establlshn~ent for the sale of horses and hounds. Tattersall was on friefidly terms with the prince regent, Lord Boling broke and others whose pattonage greatly aided t~h enterprise. Such, in deed, was the friendship between the prince and Tattep-sall that the bust of George on top lf the fountain in the sale yard was so placed at the prince's own request. In due time ai huge slice of luck came Tattersall's way. Lord Boling broke ran heavity Into debt and by way of settlement passed on, to Tat tersall his famous racer, Highflier, which became the father of three Der by winners. The pn)geny of this horse In eighteen years are said to have won races to the value ot no less than £170, 000. Tattersall built himself a pala tial country residetrce near Ely, call ing it Highflier Hall. Tattersall's came to be-the headquar. ters for the laying of turf wagers. Immense sums we te won and lost there. The Marquise of Hastings lost more than £100,000 on one race alone, and, it is said, not infrequently similar amounts changed hands on "settling days" at "Old Tatt's," or "the Corner," as the place was sounetimes called. All classes of society mingled at Tattersall's. Dukes and stable boys were brothers in the excited crowd, prepared to wager on anything and everything. This state of things led to such a scandal that upon the expira tion of the lease the firm was refused a renewal. In its new establishment no hettine was Dermitted. At the modern Tattersall's some enormous prices for racers are occa slonally obtained. Flying Fox is said to have been sold to a French owner for 37,500 guineas and Ormonde to an American for 30,000 guineas. Here also Scepter as a yearling was sold for 10,000 guineas, La Fleche for 12,600 guineas and Blair Athol for only 100 guineas less--Harper's Weekly. Some Quaint Hotels. The hotel that stands out the most prominently in my recollection is one in Iquique, where, even while you are sitting at the dining tables, venders come in from the streets to sell you food. At this same hotel they have two charges for baths-8 shillings if you Insist upon clean water and about 4 shillings if you are willing to take a second turn at the tub. Another instance of a quaint hotel is in the town of Africa, in Peru. Here they are using at the present time the hull of an old American man-of-war, which was taken inland by a great tidal wave many years ago and has since been fitted up as a hotel and Is in great demand.-London Answers. Everlasting Yeast. A yeast that is always ready, in hot weather or cold, in town or on the farm, may be had if at each baking is saved a small quantity of the bread 4 sponge before any salt has been used. To this must be added about one-half the same amount of sugar for a pre servative. I have used the same yeast In this way for two and one-half years now, and it is as good as ever. Freez ing does it no harm. No salt should be used. If in warm weather it seems to be without life, try it with a little flour and water, and it will be all right. This makes the finest possible bread.-National Magazine. A Problem He Hadn't Solved. In 1865 there went to Paris a young Belgian named De Groof, who was fully convinced that he had solved the problem of aerial flight. He did not succeed in interesting French experts, but later in England met with some encouragement. Finally, in the pres ence of a large crowd De Groof made his attempt. His machine was attach. ed to a balloon, and after reaching a height of 4,000 feet he cut himself loose. The machine fell like a stone and crashed down upon the rough pavement of Robert street, Chelsea, with a sickening thud. De Groof was dead.-New York Tribune. The Way They Struck. A company of Italian laborers en gaged in the construction of a railway in Germany had their wages reduced. They said nothing, but during the night each of the men cut an inch of the end of his shovel. In reply to the foreman who took them to task about it one of them said, "Not so much pay, not lift so much earth. So much longer last work. Italian not fool like German. Italians not strike!"-London Mail. Another Way to Put It. "After all," said the moralist, "the almighty dollar is man's greatest ene my. It" "If that's so," interrupted old Rox ley, "I guess that young wife of mine merely loves me for the enemies I've made."-Philadelphia Ledger. Discrimination. "Did you ever tell that young man that late hours were bad for one?" asked the father at the breakfast table. "Well, father." replied the wise laughter, "late hours may be bad for one, but they're all right for two." Yonkers Statesman. Blot out vain pomp, check impulse, keep reason under its own control. - Marcus Aurelius. stay Sat~tfkacory1rtaa We have your in. terests at heart when we recommend to you the Monarch Malleable Range THIS SPLENDID RANGE will satisfactorily fulfill the ex pectations of the most exacting housewife, and it will do it with a saving of fuel, time and labor that is really surprising. Call and examine it. It will bear the closest investigation. Imwm~lpana FLEEK & FLEEK THOS. D. LONG Lawyer Bnffalo Block - Kalispell, Mont. LOANS LOTS IN ANY PART OF LIBBY , Land in any part of Lin-j Scoin and Flathead coun ties Bought, Sold and Ex changed. A. L. Thompson, Libby, Mont. TIMOTHY MILLER U. S. Land Commissioner. Notary Public. LIBBY - - MONTANA L. N. ROSENBAUM Lawyer Haight Building Seattle, Washington Municipal and corporation bonds. Large loans, preferred stock and first mortgage bond issues of established, go ing concerns, showing ample securities and a long line of earnings, sold out. right, Gas and electric lighting, street and steanu,railway, and general public utili ties organized, directed, financed and constructed, or sold outright. Producing and operating mines financ ed or sold outright. Steamship, railway, water,gas, electric, irrigation, timber, mining, realty, con struction, trust, banking and general cor porations organized and directed. Franchises and trust deeds drawn. IMAGINATION. All the charm of life is insep arable from a certain fine re serve. In the half open rosebud. at once displaying and conceal ing its beauty, there is a tasci nation wanting to the full blown flower. The soft veil of purple haze that lies over the Grecian landscape gives to it an enchant ment scarcely conceivable to one accustomed only to the starry aspect of scenery under a per fectly clear air. What more enticing than a road winding ant losing itself among the woods' Inevitably the eye dwells on that point where it disappears, for there the hard everyday world ends and the world of imagina tion begius. Beyond that point dryads lurk, and fauna with clov en heel, with all the enchanting dream world of nmy-t'c antiqulg. -David Atwood Wasson. Certainly. Customer-How do you sell eggs? Smart Grocer-In their shells.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat.