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STHE LIBBY HERALD
VOL. 3, NO 12 LIBBY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 1913 $2.00 PER YEAR IMDhNSTER CROWDS WILL FLOCK DAILY TO MONTANA'S STATE FAiR AT HELENA, SEPT, 22-27, After searching through the weather bureau reports for the last thirty years the dates of Sept. 22 to 27 were selected for the 1913 Montana State Fair at Helena as the most suitable days for the big exposition. Statistics prove that a less amount of rain fell between these dates than any other days in September, so if "Old Sol" Will keep his light beaming down on the Prickly Pear valley the crowds this year will surely outnumber those of last year, when the elements acted contrarily and served almost daily showers. That the affairs of the big exposition might run as precisely as clockwork, and that the vast throng of sight seers may be adequately and comfortably handled, arrangements have been made whereby every one can be ac commoclated, whether in the grandstand, at the exhibits, or on any spot on the grounds. According to present arrangements there will not be a dull minute; there will be "something doing" all the time. Those who will help in the fun are: The drivers and jockeys; Miss Blanche Scott, the dashing blonde high flying aviatrice; performers of seven vaudeville acts, and numerous bands; all of whom will help make the Fair period a veritable "Joy Week" for the prosperous Montanans. WORD FROM C.M. COWELL UP IN THE FROZENNORTI The following is an extract fron a letter received from Charlie Cow ell, who is located near Fort George B. C., and working on railroa, construction for the Carletons: Fort George, B. C., Aug 14. - "I am getting along nicely witl my work; consequently I expect to be here for some time. I am located about 22 miles wes k- of'Fort George, on the Nechace river, which is a stream possibl3 two thirds the size of the Kootenai and its confluence with the Frazer river is at Ft. George. The latter is a town of about 1,500, as is also South Ft. George, which is aboul three miles from Ft. George. So, between the two, we have a popu lation of about 3,003 people and, as there are automobiles going to and fro every few minutes, passen gers never have to wait very long. The fare is a dollar each way. "Taking this country as a whole, it is a rolling country, there being no mountains of any size. The timber is of a very poor quality, spruce being the dominating tim ber, although we have some fir and birch, also some jack pine; still, you could hardly call any of it mer chantable. "This time of year the Indians are catching quite a lot of salmon, as they use fish traps and also do quite a bit of spearing. "They are trying to get the track as far as Ft. George this fall, but I hardly think they will be so fortu nate. "Kindly send me the Herald." CLARK WAS BOUND OVER Columbus Clark, the man who stabbed Robert Burnham with a jack knife in the Calix Dugas sa loon last week, was taken to En'e ka Saturday by Deputy Payne : nd º given a preliminary 'hearing. He was bound over to the district court under bonds of $iooo. J. M. Black ford appeared for the county and B. F. Maiden for the defendant. Clark was unable to raise the bonds and still languishes in the county jail. STATE LAND SALE SLIM Deputy Register Joseph Oker held an auction sale of state lands at the court house Monday after noon. Plenty of people turned out to the sale but buyers were scarce, only one piece being sold, and that to Dorr Skeels. The land sold was a piece of 86 acres between Koote nai Falls and Troy, the price paid being $r4,50 per acre. BANK INSTALLS NEW SAFE The new burglar-proof safe re cently purchased by the First Nat. ional Bank arrived Saturday and ii now installed in the vault of tha institution. The safe is a large one, having about twice thecapaci ty of the old one; it weighs ovel two tons and is guaranteed to be absolutely burglar and fire proof The manufacturers offer to let ahi cracksman have one week with al necessary tools and explosives, and they defy him to open it in thai time. Money, therefore, ought to be safe enough in the new cage. The buying of this new safe was made necessary by the large amount of silver which the bank must keep constantly on hand. The First National is correspondent for the bank at Troy and, besides that, it handles the payrolls of the railroad and a number of the logging and mining camps in the district. It is imperative that they keep in the neighborhood of $40,000 in silver on hand all the time, and the old safe would not hold that amount of money. Collinson & Stewart performed the moving act. Boys' and Girls' Industrial Contest. Preparations of Exhibits in the Boys' and Girls' Industrial Contest for the Howard Elliott Medals and Free Trip to State Fair.-These exhibits must be at the office of County Supt. not later than Sept. 17., where they will be placed on exhibition and judged on the S8th. POTATOES-Get potatoes that are of good size and smooth as possible. Do not take freaks or tubers with knobs growing on them. Have them unitorm in size, color, length, shape. Have them of the same size from stem to seed end rather than big in the middle and taper ing. A broad seed end is desirable. Select those with shallow eyes nearly even with the surface, and avoid scabby surface, cuts, skin breaks and other injuries as fat as possible. Do not expose to light too much, as they will turn green in sunlight. Twelve potatoes make the exhibit. SEWING-The corset covers made in the contest should be preferably of nains9ok or similar material and must be made entirely by hand. Thread should be of a size suitable to the mateiral and stitches neat and uniform. The garment should be unlaundered, but clean and well pressed. It should show hem, French or felled seams, carefully stroked and gathered, and at least three buttonholes. Trimming and buttons should be suitable. No. thing with colored ribbons will re ceive any consideration. A PLEASANT RECEPTIOI On Monday evening of this weel a representative body of member. of the M. E. Church and friend of Rev, and Mrs. D. C. McCola gathered at the church to expresa their appreciation of his return t Libby for another year's work. The church was decorated with house plants and the floor witt rugs so that it looked quite cozy Several songs and recitations were well rendered and greatly apprecia. ted. Mr. W. H. Gray expressed the sentiments of the congregation in a fitting speech of welcome to Mr. McColm and appreciation ol work accomplished and effort put forth. One sentiment of his speech worthy to be preserved is this: "If you do not see the results of your work as you would like to see them, remember that you are en graving, not on wood or stone or material object, but on human souls." Mr. McColm responded in a fitting address. Rev. W. A. Reed, of the Presbyterian Church, was called upon and expressed ap preciation of the fraternal spirit of Mr. McColm. The ladies of the congregation served refreshments worthy of the occasion. Presbyterian Church News (By the Pastor) The reception given to the La dies' Aid Society and their friends at the home of Mrs. Herbst last Friday was a pleasant and success ful event. The pastor returned from the summer conference at Rollins on Flathead Lake last Saturday mor ning. He reports a pleasant and profitable gathering and fellowship there. There is a movement to make this conference an annual event. The theme for next Sunday mor ning's sermon is "The Mighty Fal lea;" for the evening sermon, "Our Banner." The hours of services are II a. m. and8p p. . SS.at ,o a. m. and C E. at 7 p. m. Everybody welcome. CRIBBING PIPE CREEK Brooks brothers, who have a big logging contract on Pipe creek, near Libby, are cribbing the banks of that stream in places where it has been washing out valuable land and will begin getting ready for ac tive logging work when the crib bing is completed. They have purchased timber from the forestry service and the logs will go to the Bonners Ferry Lumber company. It will take several years to com plete their contract, BLAMES PARENTS FOR GIRLS GOING ASTRAY Helena, Aug. 27.-Blame for 117 wayward and wronged girls, who are being looked after by the state, is largely placed upon the fathers and mothers by M. L. Rickman, secaetary of the bureau of child and animal protection. "If only the fathers and mothers of this state would talk to their boys and girls frankly and sincerely and wart them of the dangers that are ahead, and then, also, if they would keep a little closer watch on them and their whereabouts and the companions with whom they are associating, there would be very few girls in these institutions to day," said Mr. Rickman. NEVER SLEEP "The forces of evil never sleep, but too often parents fail to realize this and do not put in effect the forces of good. When I advocate a little more supervision, I do not mean that boys and girls should be nagged, but I do mean that parents should interest themselves enough in their children to know how and where they spend their evenings when away from home. GO WRONG AT TENDER AGE "The average girl who goes wrong does so at the age of 15 years. Seventy-five per cent of them, at least in Montana, are of foreign parentage. The great ma jrity are girls who are not nor ,mal;.,they may be bright and intel ligent, but they are much more ea sily lifi~unced and open to sugges; tion than the normal girl. The majority of them, also, are ignor ant, lack the advantages of school, and, more often than not, have not had the proper home environment. "A weak girl, or one easily in- I fluenced, will not go wrong in the proper environment, but when this I is lacking and her ignorance and I innocence are taken advantage of, the result is different. "Society, for its own protection, if actuated by no other reasons, should protect these weak girls that they may become good mothers and not bad ones. A bad mother is a tremendous expense. ARMY BEHIND THE SHADOW " 'Margaret, the mother of crim inals.' By this description the po lice of the world know a certain woman. To her 1,200 descendants have been traced. Nearly I,ooo of these have become criminals, pros titutes, paupers or insane. These degenerates cost the state of New York $i,3oo,ooo. "This does not represent all the cost of one degenerate mother, and, on the other hand, these figures cannot represent the value of one virtuous mother whose children rise up and call her blessed. Such a one was the mother of Henry Ward Beecher, with a long list of descen dants, many of them distinguished in our history-jurists, statesmen, lawyers, ministers, business men, authors and worthy mothers and fathers. ".The army of noble women above reproach is greater than the army behind the shadow." GETTING READY FOR WORK Stonechest & Benning expect within the next week to begin get ting their camp in shape for the season's logging operations on the Yakt river. They expect to cut 2,500,000 feet during the winter. The timber will be purchased from the forestry service and the logs will go to the Bonners Perry Lum ber company. They have negotia ted for timber on which to operate for several years, this being their second season on the present con tract. HITS TRAIL OVER BIG DIVIDE Nelson Velcour, an old timer in the Kootenai country, who wa in the Whitefish hospital a short time ago, suffering with the jaun dice, died last Sunday morninw, aged 72 years. It is understood that he has been making his home with Richard Peloquin on his ranch near Volcour for some time, and when he be came sick was brought here for treatment, but at his advanced age it was found impossible to save him. He has two sons and two daugh ters in Wisconsin who were notified of hi, death, and Coroner Waggen er will await word from them as to what disposition he is expected to make of the remains, which were taken to Demarsville Sunday night. -Whitefish Pilot. G. N. SUED FOR $50,000 Suit to recover $50o,ooo from the Great Northern for the death of John P. Hall was brought in dis trict court by J. C. Alexander, ad ministrator of the estate of the de ceased. The complaint states that Hall, who was employed as a conductor on the Great Northern, came to his death on Oct.'II, 1911, on the Kal ispell-Marion branch, between this city and Kila, as the result of neg ligence of the defendant corpora tion, which failed to fence its right of way in that locality, so that cat tle strayed upon,the tracks, causing the deratiment of the train and the death of Hall. The complaint further states that Hall was in the prime of life, in robust health and capable of earn ing $18o per month, and that he left a wife and five children. Logan & Childs and Walch, No lan & Scallon appear for the plain tiff.-Kalispell Bee. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Compiled and furnished by the Lin colu County Abstract Co., Libby Mont Aug ii Nellie Petery to Victor Wolff, we to lot 6 blk 2 Ist add Harrisburg for $175. Aug 13 Logan Creswell to Win. C. La tane, wd to lot 2 blk 7 S. Libby for $8oo. Aug i, U. S. to William E. Milnor, pat on ne4 sw4-nw4 se4 lot 4-5 sec 29 31-33. Aug r9 Hallie Wuorfleio to Charles A. Weil, wd to lot to blk 9 Eureka for $i. Hugh Boyle to Otto H. Laufer, wd to lot I sec 8-30-29 lots 16-17 blk to Leonard add Libby for $i. Otto H. Laufer to Lucinda Boyle, wd to lots 16-17 blk 1o Leonard add Libby for $1. Aug 20 Libby Realty Co. to Nora May Stonechest, wd to lots I2-,3 14 blk 9 Lukens add Libby for $350. Aug 21 J. E. Howe to Charles W. Rich ards, wd to lots 3-4 blk 3 Libby for $850. Ida M. Johnston to C. IT. Foot, qcd to 4-5-6 blk 19 1st add S. Libby for $r. Charles H. Foot to Lucy Adams, wd to above for $45.. Aug 22 Henrietta Frost et al to Ole An derson, wd to lot 16 blk 5 E. Eu reka for $75. Ida M. Johnston et al to M. W. Christle, wd to I acre in sec 1o-30 31 for $250. Bernice Reedy to Libby Realty Co, wd to lots 9-1o-I1 blk I Leon ard add Libby for $4oo, M)NTANA BANKERS TO HELP RURAL SCHOOIS The Montana State Bankers' As sociation which met at Helena, August 15"16, besides devoting much of its time to agricultural and vocational education, gave Super intendent H. A. Davee a place on the program, and in response to his appeal for their co-operation in the campaign which he is carrying on for the betterment of the rural schools of the state, which he is now waging, the following resola tion, which is self-explanatory, was adopted: "RESOLVED, That the Monta na State Bankers' Association heartily endorse the plan for the betterment of the rural schools as outlined by State Superintendent Davee, and that we recommend to each bank in the state that it con tribute ten dollars per year for two years, to create a fund for the pur pose of paying the salary and ex penses of a rural life helper in con nection with the state department of education. "In the matter of collecting and paying this amount, we recommend that each bank make its check pay able to the state treasurer, who act as treasurer of this fund, and that he be instructed to pay the same on warrants of Superinten dent Davee in the same manner as other state charges, the state sup erintendent to report to the bank ers' association quarterly." This increase in budget will en able Superintendent Davee to place an additional rural inspector in the field at once, and his plans call for such improvements as will prove to the legislature of the state that they acted wisely when they crea ted this new office and also show the bankers that they made no mis take when they voted to co-operate with the state department of educa tion in this good work, as the ban kers of Oregon, Washington and a number of eastern states have al ready been doing for some time. GET READY FOR THE FAIR The Lincoln county fair, which. will be held Oct. t, 2 and3, prom ises this year to eclipse by far any thing of this nature that has ever been attempted in the county. The displays will be thoroughly repre sentative of every section of the county, which heretofore has not been the case; for in every section of the county interest is being ta ken in the fair and efforts are be ing made to get exhibits. W. Scott Fleek has charge of the work of gathering exhibits at i,ib by and it is largely due to his ef forts that the unusual interest is being shown here. He has made numerous trips throughout the farming country and has alreadv collected a large display. W. D. Savage has charge of this work at Troy and similar preliminary ef forts are being made at Eureka. The board of county commission ers has appropriated $8oo to a,-sist the fair, and this sum, together with the other resources, assures liberal premiums and that the fair will be on a good financial basis. The board has also appropriated $300 to be expended in collecting exhibits for the state fair at Hel ena. Many amusing features are being planned for the fair this year, in cluding a big pow wow of the Koo tenai Indians, who will come from across the international boundary in a body. The premium list will soon be issued and Secretary Da vis and other members of the fair board are actively at work making early preparations for the fair.