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Within the buildings of the Montana State Fair there will be displayed this year more pretentious exhibits
than ever before. Each exhibitor of last year is asking for more space and each promises a more splendid ex
hibit than previously displayed.
Within the airy and commodious barns, which have been substantially increased in sire, the sleek stock will
find homelike stalls. The'demand for space in these buildings prompted the Fair Association to erect an extra
cattle barn, an extra horse barn, and also to enlarge the sheep barn. This will make two horse barns and two
cattle barns where heretofore there has only been one. It is probable that before the dates of the Fair, Sept.
22-27, that a new swine barn will be erected and that repairs will be made on the poultry building. The erec
tion of the new structures and the repairs of the present ones will give a fresh appearance to the Fair grounds
this year.
In the Agriculture building the products of the orchard, meadow and grain field will be shown to the visitoil's
eyes artistically arranged by skilled decorators. Here, too, the commercial aspect will find its place and many
interesting industrial products will be displayed.
Kalispell, Montana, Avgust x6,
1913.-To teachers of Lincoln coun
ty for 1913-1914: Our joint sum
mer school with Flathead county
has started out with an excellent
enrollment and gives promise of
giving the teachers, some splendid
We have planned to make a spec
ial feature of our last week, Aug.
25 to 28, inclusive, and to devote
that time to lectures, not only by
our present instructors, but also by
others we may be able to secure
at that time. We hope to make
the week interesting, not only to
our rural teachers, but to grade
teachers as well.
Lincoln bounty teachers can take
the examinations at Eureka, Libby
or Kalispell, Aug. 29-30.
Hoping that as many of Lincoln
county teachers as possible will be
in attendance for all four days, I
Yours very truly,
F. D. Head,
Co. Supt. of Schools.
The Montana Press Association
held its 25th annual meeting at
Kalispell last week on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday. About 300
men and women attended. The
people of Kalispell are excellent
entertainers, and that the crowd
was well pleased goes without say
ing, Kalispell acted as host on
Thursday and Friday; Louis Hill
of the Great Northern had charge
of the entertainment on Saturday,
taking the crowd to the Glacier
Park. The trip was made to Bel
ton by train and au'omobiles; from
Belton by stage to the foot of Lake
McDonald; thence up the lake in a
large motor boat to the Glacier
Park Inn, where luncheon was
served. Returning to Belton, the
crowd again entrained for the east
ern entrance of the park. That
night a big feed was spread at the
new Glacier Park Hotel. After
dinner another business session was
held. The Montana Press Associ
ation will meet at Lewistown next
Horses Must Be Examined
It will be news to many Montana
citizens to learn that it is unlawful
for anyone to move horses from
,one county into another for specu
lative purpose without having the
animals examined by the proper
authorities. A man who recently
sold some horses in Silver Bow
county, and who pleaded ignorance
of the provisions of the horse in
spection law, was assessed a fine of
$5o in a Butte court a few days
Under the direction of State
Game Warden DeHart, an active
campaign is being carried on in the
state by Wardens in disarming all
aliens in accordance with a gun li
cense law passed by the legislature,
requiring that foreigners must have
a written permit before carrying
fitearms. Foremen of working
crews composed of foreigners on
all the railroads have been notified
by all the head officials of the roads
to demand that all aliens be re
quired to- 4eposit .their firearms
with the railroad people or with
the game warden. The guns will
be returned to their owners when
they leave the state.
Presbyterian Church News
(By the Pastor)
The hours of service next Sun
day are as follows: S. S., to a. m.;
sermon at ii o'clock; C. E. Socie
ty at 7:oo p. m. and a report of the
Rollins Conference at 8:oo p. m.
The Conference at Rollins is a
great success, and nearly all the
pastors of the Kalispell Presbytery
attended and seemed to enjoy it.
The people of Rollins attended the
popular evening meetings in large
numbers and showed their appreci
ation in many ways.
The great demand for accommo
dations at the Glacier Park hotel on
account of the increasing populari
ty of that tamous hostelry and the
beauty and gorgeous scenery to be
found among the glaciers of the
park, has made it necessary to pro
vide more room for the patrons who
are clamoring daily for accommo
dations, and the Great Northern
has already started the erection of
a 2oo room annex, or an east wing
to the hotel.
The White Steam Laundry Co.
will open the new laundry for busi
nss Monday morning. The work
of installing has been finished and
by Monday everything will be in
shape to do work of the best and
any amount of it. Tagats & Det
jens have spared no expense to
make the laundry one of the best
in the state. They guarantee the
best of service. They will put
on a delivery system and all you
have to do is to call up No. 429
and say that you wish the wagon
to call. They will attend to the
rest. Delivery depots will be main
tained in several places down town
where it will be handy to leave
and get laundry. Give the new
laundry your patronage and re
member, satisfaction is guarasteed.
Weather Bureau of the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture during the week
ending Aug. 16,, 1913, at Libby, Mont
Temperature a'.. -
c , El Character of
ca , -1 day
to 84 40 .00oo clear
II 90 38 .oo clear
12 90 54 .46 Cloudy
13 77 44 .01o "
14 69 48 .o. Cloudy
15 69 38 .02 Cloudy
16 8o 33 .00oo P"
The fristrumental readings are- from
Government standard instruments ex
posed in the manner recommended by
the Chief of the Weather Bureau.
Cooperative Observer.
We Want To Know
Are you going away? Have you
friends visiting you? Entertain
ing? Any personal or local item
of interest you may know is of in
terest to your friends. The Herald
asks you to 'phone or call and tell
us about it. When you have an
item call No 31, or drop in at the
office, and it will be gladly received.
Lincoln county held a fair at Eu
reka last fall. This was the first
county fair to be held since the
forming of what is now Lincoln
county. The residents of that sec
tion of the district put up money
and with the assistance of the coun
ty commissioners procured grounds
and erected buildings for the coun
ty fair. This end of the county
did not take very much interest in
the fair last year, probably because
it has formerly been the thing for
one end of the county to oppose
what the other end was trying to
accomplish. However a number
of the people in this end helped
along with the fair. This year
there will be another fair held on
the county fair grounds at Eureka.
Good men have been appointed on
the fair board from all points of the
county to do the work. Men like
Scott Fleek, L. H. Faust and
W. D. Savage from this end. They
are entering into the work of mak
ing the fair outstrip all other ex
hibitions in the state and should
receive the hearty and undivided
support of all of us. It matters
not in what part of the county we
live, this is our fair and we must
pay taxes to support it. Let us
pull .together and get back four
fold all the expense money we put
into it,
Judge J. E. Erickson opened
the August term of district court
in the new court house Monday
morning at to o'clock. The wheels
of jtstice ran smoothly and a large
nuriber of cases were disposed of
antd court adjourned Tuesday fore.
noon until September 8
In the case of J. W. Turner vs.
Blanche Turner, divorce action,
th-laintiff was granted a decree.
Ih the case of Mattie M. Clark
vs. Isaac H. Clark, divorce action,
plaintiff granted divorce. This
couple was from Fortine.
Lulu Miller vs Frank Miller,
Jenmtings, divorce action, decree
granted to plaintiff.
Lucinda Boyle vs Hugh Boyle,
Jennings, action tor divorce, decree
granted to plaintiff.
The case of John H. Geiger vs
County Treasurer John C. Friend,
case continued until September 8.
John P. O'Connor, alias Syd J.
Taylor, pleaded guilty to the charge
of forgery and was given i8 moJnths
at hard labor. This is the man
who was getting rich'with the use
of Thos. Quirk's name on checks.
Joe Deschamp, the bad man who
swiped F. N. Dickerhoof's speeder
at Ural, pleaded guilty to grand
larceny and was given one year at
hard labor.
Arnold Alsup, the man who so
carefully carved "Nigger Bill's"
throat with a razor at Eureka some
time ago, pleaded guilty to second
degree assault and was given i8
months at hard labor.
Harry L. Gilmore, the man who
robih4 Oscar Pederson's restaurant,
pleaded guilty to burglary and was
given the privilege of working for
the state for a year.
Leo P. Dunn of Troy,, who has
been in jail here for some time,
charged with assault, pleaded not
guilty, and upon depositing a cash
bond of $500 he was given his lib
erty. He will receive a jury trial
at the next term of court.
Hugh Good of Newport, Idaho.
and Mrs. May McKinley of Spo
kane, Wash., obtained a license to
wed Tuesday and a few minutes
afterwards appeared before Justice
Morris to have the knot tied.
The commissioners of Lincoln
county have appropriated the sum
of $800 to cover the expenses of the
county fair. In addition to this
they have appropriated the sum of
$300 to cover the expense of col
lecting, conveying and exhibiting
at the state fair at Helena, Sept.
22 to 27. W. Scott Fleek was ap
pointed state fair commissioner for
this county and will be in charge
of the exhibit. He is busy now
collecting products for this exhibit
and is being ably assisted by C. E.
Davis of the Eureka Commercial
club. After the exhibits are re
turned from the state fair they will
be exhibited at the Lincoln county
A good exhibit of our resources
at the state fair will be of great
benefit to this section of the coun
try and you should see to it that
you aid the fair commissioner in
any way you can. Your exhibit
will be kept track of if you entrust
it to these men and if it wins you
will get the money.
Let us forget our jealousies and
all pull together for a greater fair.
A license to wed was granted to
Frank R. Wheelon and Dora L.
Frost of Eureka last Thursday by
Clerk Timothy Miller, but so far
no return has beep made.
Lenia Homesteader Becomes Tired of Living and Ends Ex
istence by Firing high Powered Rifle Under Chin.
Tongue and Eye Lodges in Tree Above
Tanas Nichal, a Macedoniau,
called Tom Nick by his American
acquaintances, a homesteader near
Lenia, Ida., employed by George
McCormick, ran amuck Sunday
and blew the whole top of his head
off with a high powered rifle. His
friends can give no cause for the
action other than that they think
he became suddenly demented. He
had lived in the Lenia country- for
some time, working for George
McCormick for a couple of years.
He was a great favorite with the
McCormick children and well liked
by his employer.
Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. McCor
mick, with their three children,
and John Lewis and Nick, were out
at the McCormick home shooting
at a mark. They had finished
shooting and all of the crowd but
The Home Garden Club gave its
first annual exhibit at the opera
house Tuesday night. This club
was promoted by the women of the
Civic Department of the Woman's
Club for the purpose of encourag
ing the .yotngsters of the town in
the art of agriculture. Substantial
prizes were offered and the children
responded with vim. That they
were successful cannot be doubted
by anyone seeing the exhibit at the
opera house Tuesday night. A
large table across the front of the
building was filled witn products
from the different gardens, fine
spuds, beans, peas, carrots, radish
es and a beautiful array of flowers.
In connection with the exhibit
the opera house put on special reels
for the occasion ~eqd the ladies had
prepared a nice little program of
songs, recitations and a tea party.
The members of the garden club
were guests of honor.
After the program, L. H. Faust
addressed the crowd for a few min
utes, telling what the club had ac
complished and what they expected
to accomplish next year. He then
distributed the prize money to the
The money for the prizes had
been contributed by the Libby Re
alty Co., Woman's Club and Fleek.
& Fleek.
Wells, Carpenter and Raymond
made up the committee that judged
the exhibit at the opera house and
Mest~rs. Herbst, Fleek and Ander
son inspected and judged the gar
One of the features of the eve
ning's entertainment was a song by
the members of the club, called
"The Children's Garden Song,"
written by Mrs. M. G. Rice to the
tune of "Yankee Doodle." Here
are the words:
We Libby children, all this year,
Have had a fine new plan, sir:
We've planted many gardens here
To show you that we can, sir.
And each has tried with hope and pluck
To do his very best, sir,
To make his flowers and garden truck
Some better than the test, sir.
A Libby child with Libby ground,
And Libby sun an i air, sir,
Can raise the best that can be found
In this world any where, sir.
We dug the ground and planted seed
And put them in a line, sir:
We tended to their every need,
And hoped they would be fine, sir.
We hoed them well and guarded them,
From every sort ofpest, sir,
Tom Nick had gone to the house.
In a few minutes, Mr. Nick starts
shooting at the house. He fired
three shots into the house, narrow
ly missing the inmates. Mr. Lew
is jumped out of a wi ndow, ran to
Lenia and telephoned to the sheriff
here for help. Deputy Payne left
for the scene immediately, picking
up Deputy Drake at Troy. When
they got there their services were
not needed. Nick had fired all his
ammunition and with the last shell
placed the muzzle of the gun under
his chin and pulled the trigger.
The discharge of the gun blew the
whole top of his head off and plan
ted his tongue and one eye in a
tree abuve his head.
Coroner Gompf was notified and
brought the remains to Libby.
Burial was made in the cemetery
Tuesday morning.
And now our fruits we bring to claim
That we have done our best, sir.
A garden would be good for you
It would not take much time, sir;
But keep your mind and body too,
And make your feet just fine, sir.
And now we tell you one and all,
That's every body here, sir,
To plow a garden it the fall
And put it in next year,.sir.
Following is a list of the prize
Irene Kammeyer, first, $5; Edna
Kammeyer, second, $3; Ward
Shannahan, third, $2.
James Blackford, first, $2; John
Blackford, second, $I; Roselma
Wood, third, 50 cents.
Ida Botschek, first, $2; Millie
Pival, second, $r; Irene Kammey
er, third, 5o cents.
(Ist prize, 75c; 2nd, 5oc; 3rd, 25c.)
BEANS-Raymond Pival, first;
Malcolm Burns, second; John
Blackford, third.
POTATOES-John Blackford, Ist;
James Blackford, 2nd; Margaret
Holland, 3rd.
oNIoNS-Raymond Pival, Ist;
Millie Pival, 2nd; Claude Williams,
CARROTS-Lela Wood, Ist; John
Faust, 2nd; I,eo Faust, 3rd.
BEETS-Lela Wood, Ist; Rosel
ma Wood, 2nd; James Blackford,
FLOWERS (same prizes)
CANDYTUFT-Margaret Holland,
ist; Golden Abbott, 2nd; Clara
Jones, 3rd.
POPPIES-Ida Botschek, ist; Mil.
lie Pival, 2nd; Millie Williams, 3rd.
PORTULACA-Golden Abbott, Ist:
Ward Shannahan, 2nd; Edna Kamn
meyer, 3rd.
MARIGOLD-Willie Collinson, ISt;
Mildred Brooks, 2nd; Edna Kam
meyer, 3rd.
PINKS-Mildred Brooks, Ist;
Ida Botschek, 2nd; Millie Pival,
BAISAM-Millie Pival.
Ida Botschek, 50 cents.
Malcolm Burns, 25 cents.
Attorney M. D. Rowland, Dr.
-G. H. Jones, Malcolm Ked.,ie and
Jack Weir made the trip to Domen
mountain Saturday evening and
Sunday. They are quite enthus
jastic about the trip.

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