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The Whitefish Pilot.
/ / VOLUME 7 WHITEFISH, FLATHEAD COUNTY, MONTANA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1910, NUMBER 5 INTERESTING MEETING The Chamber of Commerce held a very interesting session in the city hall Tuesday evening at which a great many important questions were taken up and discussed. There was a good attendance and everyone there was feeling very enthusiastic about the prosperous outlook of Whitefish this coming summer. Everyone is beginning to fçel that the Chamber of Commerce is an ab solute necessity to enhance its pros perity and there were a number of new faces present, which goes to show that the booster spirit is spreading out. There is need here for an up-town express office, and after consider able discussion on this subject the secretary was ordered to take the matter up with the express com pany, to see if there is any possi bility to have such an office estab lished. This matter was taken up twe years ago, but at that time the town was not large enough to war rant one. Since that time the ex press business has nearly doubled. T1 îe library proposition was dis cussed at some length. The secre tary reported that he had written to other towns who had received Carnegie libraries, and it was found that in order to build one here the taxes of the town would have to be increased considerable to establish a maintenance fund. At the present time the question of getting a sewer is considered of more importance to the town, so it was thought best to lay the library aside for a time, as we could not afford to get both at this time. H. C. Anderson re*d a commun ication from the Great Northern, which is published in this issue, in regards to having an experimental farm established here, and a com mittee consisting of J. E. Skyles, M. C. Groene «nd H. C. Anderson were appointed to get in touch with the farmers in this vicinity, who will be interested in this proposi tion and send in their names to the Great Northern offices, for them to choose the man who shall con duct the experimental farm at this place. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday evening, Feb. 15, when there will be an important meeting and everyone who can possibly do so should turn out. It is desired to have the presence of every mer chant in the city on this occassion. It is a meeting which should be of vital interest to them all. EXPRESS MAN PUT ON AT DEPOT The express business has reached that stage here now that a man has lieen put on to look after the ex press business exclusively, and a room has been fixed up at the depot for this purpose. The new expressman is R. Wright, who arrived from Butte last Thursday, and entered upon his duties here on the first of the month. Mr. Herberg, who has been looking after both the freight* and express will now devote his time to the freight department only. This move will no doubt be ap preciated by the people of Whij^4 fish, and from now on it is not thought that there will arise any cause for complaint or criticism on the part of the public for not receiving' prompt and' efficient service. With one man having to look after both tfiie freight and the express, it was im possible for him to find time to give it the proper attention. Watch the comet for signs of the times. m County 83 FLATHEAD EXHIBITS AT THE DRY FARMING CONGRESS AT BILLINGS NEW GREAT NORTHERN EQUIPMENT The Tacoma Daily Ledger gives an account of an interview with E. J. Healey of the passenger depart ment, who states that on the first of Mav the Great Northern will have an entire new equipment for the Oriental Limited, which is now being built and will make this train a veritable palace on wheels, with which even the limited trains in the east cannot compare. They will be equipped so as to supply every need, real or imagin ary of the American traveling pub lic, even to electric curling irons for the ladies. The entire replacing with this new equipment will mean that 64 new coaches will be built, as each train contains 8 cars and it takes 8 trains on the road all the time, both ways, to work from Chicago to Seattle. The trains will be lighted thru out with electricity, supplied from a dynamo in the baggage car which is supplied with steam from an oil burner, instead of getting it from the locomotive as is done now, which is the latest advance made in illuminating these palaces on wheels. Instead of the common carbon lamps that are now used the new tungsten lamps will re place them, which give a whiter and brighter light, but on account of being very fragile they will have to be fitted .with a special spring socket, especially designed for this purpose, so that the jar of the train will.not break . the delicate wires. W. S. Sinclair, traveling electri cal inspector of the Great Northern, confirmed this report in an inter view with a representative of the Pilot last week. He stated that him self and the chief electrician at St. Paul had designed the electric light ing system and the spring sockets for the.tungsten lamps to be used on these cars, just à short time ago. „ Rev. H. M. Green of Kalispell will hold Episcopal services in Skyles' hall this evening. Every one is cordially invited to attend. Teddie Logan was over from Spo kane all this week attending to \ business. ANOTHER BRICK BUSI NESS BLOCK TO BE BUILT Mrs. J. Duncan Having Plans Made for a Two-Story Brick Structure on the Corner of Second Street and Lupfer Avenue. Mrs. J. Duncan has always been a very enthusiastic booster for Whitefish and has always displayed her faith in the future of the town by the great number of investments that she has made in real estate during the past few years. She is al)Out to launch another enterprise now that will be one more boost for the town, by erecting in the near future a two-story brick business building on the corner of Second street and Lupfer avenue. M. B. Riffo of Kalispell is the architect and is now preparing the WHITEFISH WIN BOWLING GAME The Brewery Bowling team of Kalispell came up again Sunday af ternoon to make a i effort to wrest another victory from the Whitefish boys, but they were disappointed this time. Thei'e is no regular organized team here at present, so a few of the best Fowlers that could be found in a hurry, were gathered to gether and they had a very excit ing game that was witnessed by a house- packed full of spectators. The score was as follows: WHITEFISH Sletten 144*' 139 135—418 Bjork 207 ' 131 196—537 Shoaf 180 112 125—367 Colepian 158 • 120 161—439. Mazurie 105 143 -168—416 744 658 785 2187 KALISPELL Vans- Tassel 148 126 179—453 Hassen 115 169 150—444 Dressen 148 160 146—454 Thompson 161 137 141—439 Diesen 109 89 153—351 691 671 769 2131 plans. The building will have a basement and will cover a ground space 125x85 feet and will be con structed entirely of native mater ials. The building is being designed for a modern tenement house, where furnished suites or rooms can be secured by those wishing something real nice and up-to-d te. Part of the lower floor will proba bly be used for store purposes. The building will be modern in every re spect and will be constructed along the latest lines of architecture. EXPECTS TO USE THE OLD TRACK W. N. Noffsinger, representing the Great Northern Railway Co. presented to the county commis sioners for their signature a docu ment which gives the county the use of the abandoned right-of-way from the vicinity of Marion to the county line. Itis not to be a per manent transfer, however. It is stated that-the Great Northern ex pects to again use the right~uf\vay, and does not wish to bë considered as having: abandoned. jt.' Tt în effect proposes a lease of.-the grade, to the coüntÿ for ■ road purposes until sucite«*a.. ; jiipe as fye . railway company " Avisâtes <-te -«set- it, 'and provides that the County'" shall de-, liver possession tq$e ..cpmpany at .any time upon receiving six months notice, agreement was signed... .by the t»mmiss*pqers,' .and Was forwarded last night>to St. Paui.,fqr.' the signature of/thfTjjroper railway officials. The consideration flamed in the instrument- is one dollar. —Inter Lake,, . . ■---—:—r... . Mrs. C. W. Berry qf Kalispell is; visiting here with her sister Mrs,. iW. N. Parent. I GREAT NORTHERN GETS MORE NEW ENGINES The Great Northern is again re ceiving some new Mallet engines that are larger than any they have now, in fact they are the largest locomotives in the world. Several of them passed thru here this week, being hauled dead in a train to Hillyard, where they will be set up and then sent farther west, where they will be put in service in the Cascade mountains. As they stood here in the yard they were inspect ed by a goodly number of railroad men, especially the firemen who noticed particularly the extra size of the fire box. These new engines are a great improvement over the old ones, which had a great many faults that are all remedied in these locomo tives. The main improvement is the way that the steam from the high presure engines is conveyed to the low pressure engines in front. Instead of a big exposed receiver pipe, the steam goes into a receiver pipe in the front end where it is superheated before it enters the low pressure cylinders. The water from the injectors is also heated to the same temperature as that in the boiler by a specially designed heater. They have a lubricator on the low pressure engine that is operated by the link and will do away with the long tallow pipes that gives so much trouble on the others. ' The reversing gear is operated with an air cylinder instead of a motor which gives quicker service. The locomotive is equipped with piston valves all around and the cylinders are the largest constructed ^hnMItis typer being 23 and 35 inches .WJ&meter with a 32^.inch stroke* <Mr. Emerson, superintendent of jfrifltive power, expects that these çngjujes will prove capable of mov i»g from 100 to 120 fifty ton cars on ' a*level track. Its * total" weight with, tender is 468,000 pounds and have a total-length of 92 feet. «hjhn Lampert left this morning foc-ÀIelrose, Minn., where he will visit for a month and then return with flis family, who have been there for the past two months. BLOWN FROM HIS TRAIN Conductor Ollie Fisher had a somewhat unusual and exciting ex perience Saturday, something simi lar to a ride in a flying machine, but it came very near costing bin« his life. The wind was blowing a terrible hurricane on the east slope of the mountains that day. In fact rail road men say that it is the worst that they have ever experienced, and as his train was entering the siding at Midvale,Fisher started out over the tops of the cars from his caboose to get to the head of his train, but the wind was blowing so Hard that he could not stand up against it, so had to get down on his hands and knees to crawl across. While he was in this act an un usually hard gust came up and mi roofed several of the cars including the one he was on, and was blown 50 feet off the right of way. He managed to get away from the roof in its flight, so that when it landed it did not fall on him, but he received several severe bruises that will lay him up for some time. He is now in the hospital under the doctor's care, hut none of his in juries are serious and it is expected that he will be able to i>e about in a short time. Conductor Chas. Powers also had an experience with the wind the same day. As his train was pulling into Midvale across the Midvale bridge, which is quite a high struc ture, six empty box cars were blown bodily off the track, out of his train, and toppled over the side of the bridge, into the r a Vine be low, where they now lie a mass of wreckage. This place is noted for being windy, as it evidenced by the great number of car roofs that are strewn along the right of way, but it has never before been known to blow the cars out of a train. JUMPED FROM COAL CHUTE Having to jump from the top of a coal chute, a distance of about 40 feet to the frozen ground below is not a pleasant situation to have staring one in the face, but this is what Brakeman McKenzie had to do in order to save himself from meeting death by being crushed by the cars. He was engaged in putting some cars up on the coal chute at Brown ing Sunday afternoon, where there was such a blizzard raging at the time that it was impossible to see a car length. The cars had been pushed to the top of the incline by the engine and McKenzie was spot ting them, but on account of the flying snow the engineer could not see his stop signal and shoved the ears right thru the end of the chute and over the edge. The engine was stopped just in time to prevent jt from going over also. The front wheels of the pony truck went off, but by backing up was able to get them back dii the rails again with out mueh inconveniencè. > In this confusion McKenzie had to jump from the chute to save himself from being killed and he received some very painful bruises, besides being very badly shook up. He also caught his hand in some thing and had it severely crushed. He was brought to Whitefish on No. 43 early.Monday morning and placed in the hospital» where he is reported to lie getting along nicely. Yesterday was ground hog day and he could not help seeing his shadow in the bright sunshine, so we know what to expect for the next six weeks.