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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.
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
"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
"Kindly send me the Herald."
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
ยบ 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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.
"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.
"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.
" '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
".The army of noble women above
reproach is greater than the army
behind the shadow."
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
"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.
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
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.

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