The Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1905-1918, February 24, 1905, Image 2

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THE SANDERS COUNTY LEDGER THI Sliders County Ledger Puhlleted Weelta 011 rer&Y'lr by J. T. SPENCER Front Street Between Hill and Ferry Stn. THOMPSON, MONTANA. 41 4 1 114 D Subscription Rates strict!, In Advance 'The Ledger, One Year 42.00 The Ledger asks contributions of a general news character, when name of corespondent accompanies same. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1906. SALUTATORY. The Sanders County Ledger has been established for the people of Sanders county, and will be first, last and ail the time for the interests of all the people in the county. We ex- pect to see Sanders county one of the most prosperous coturtiee In the state. It possesses many undeveloped re- sources, which when developed will add population and wealth. We have a large agricultural area, one of the largest timber belts in Western Mon- tana, and a heavily mineralized sec- tion, which le rich in promise. Im- mense beds of potter's clay await transformation into salable ware, arid already stets have been taken for the establishment of a plant which will add a naturally increasing pay roll. Here we have a natural reservoir of cold air which can be utilized for stor- age plants; differing In this particular from many communities which try to — Utilize het air for that puree*. We have the largest deposit of antimony - -in the world. We have large 'stock ranges and the stock industry is in a flourishing condition. There Is no finer agricultural land th the state and there is but an insignificant portion of It that can net be irrigated. is no finer fruit belt in Montana and the most of our bench lands can be utilized for orchards, Our growing season commences at least two weeks earlier than In the famous Bitter Root valley, and/ our winters are shorter. The blizzards which eweep the eastern part of the elate and extend as far west,* Missoula are unknown here. te o lave good schools, good churches, g V o land, good water, including im- mense power that can be utilized, good people, good society and every thing necessary and conducive to hap- piness if man but does his part. We have thermal springs of tested effi- cacy, which in time will make of that portion of the county In which they are located a great health resort. The Ledger will be republican in politics, but it will always try to be tali and just in advocating political measures. The Ledger will endeavor to be for the people and will assist to the beat - bi its ability in building up and will never lend its aid to tearing down. It will depend upon the people for eupport but will never try to hold them up. It will endeavor to give all the news in a condensed form and will pay ;articular attention to local events. SANDERS COUNTY. There is an ,old raying regarding a rose smelling ealsweet by any other name.. but we daiibt very much If • more apropriate Or a more popular name could have been secured for the new county of Sanders, than the one which was suggested a t the eleventh hour and incorporated into the bill which will give this section a new county government, beginning the first Monday in March, 1906. Throughout the state, the papers have had nothing but words of kindness for the new county. All, recognize the justness 'of the claim of . the resi- dents of the western end of Missoula county for a government of their own and they are glad that theIginth leg- islative assembly saw the matter in the same light and granted the boon so long prayed for. But the name! Prominent - among the Montanans who have made his- tory in the state is that of Wilbur F. Sanders. Whatever was good for Montana in the forty-three year. he has lived as • citizen of the great commonwealth, he has advocated it and advocated It fearlessly, voicing his convictions with an eloquence and etralgtrUorwardness which few men In the state can equal and, that his Game will he handed dawn in history as the name of one of Montana's fair- est counties, will ,ever be graceful and fitting monument to one who has loved Montana since his boyhood. It was over forty-three years ago when Ool. Sanders came to Montana, then the Mecca of all of the gold seek- ers of the West He early became a resident of likettana's find capital. Dan- flack- When the first Mdvement was made against the road ageote—when the balsa* between the roughs and the better elm:lent stood wavering on the poise, he threw the weight Of has eloquence on the side of law Ihi or- der and from that day to the present Col. Sanders has bpeti • citizen of which Montana has always been proud and, as the godfather of Seeders county, the Ledger takes off Its cap in salutation and voices the wish that the doughty old war horse will live to see the day when Sande* County will be recognized as a symbol of all that goes to make up the progressive- ness and prosperity of the true sons. and daughters of the west who have cast their lots in Western Montana. From the Sim river section In northern Montana comes the good news that the first canal to be built in the state under government aid has been favorably reported and that its construction may be soon sanctioned by the government. West- ern Montan has several propositions of a simily nature and it would more than please the Ledger to have the pleasure of telling the people of this section that work was authorized and the preliminary surveys would soon be run. There is a project under foot be- tween the Miesoula chamber of com- merce and the Kalispell board of trade to construct an electric line be- tween the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern. This would com- plete a link of commerce between two /mellows of freethweetern . MtSntana which hawitiCOOmmunity of interests and the sentiment of all of the people of this section is to speed the day when the read is constructed. Not many miles across the boigjer, in our neighboring county to the north a considerable amount of work is)1n progress developing the oil fields' of Flathead. Prospects on the reserva- tion soon to be opened are said -to encourage the belief that the oil belt extends into the confines of Sanders. May we soon have the op- portunity to burn our own oil, pend- ing the initalltilon of an electric plant in Thompson. Farmers of the Gallatin valley bre cleared about $1 per head on alut 18,600 sheep which -have been fed in the valley during the- past winter and in addition they have marketed their alfalfa hay at an average of $5 per ton. This showing can be duplicated In the area embraced by Sanders county once our agricultural possi- bilities are developed. A Chicago grand jury has recently returned a number of indictments against alleged violators of the laws against the \beef trusters.\ People are now beginning to realize the fact that Roosevelt meant what he said when he announced that the trusts and other unlawful combinations would be given no favors during the present administration. The mayors of the state have pro- tested against the proposed new health law and it died a natural death in the -legislature. However, Thomp- eon's mayor did not protest. Pending the arrival of a water works system we will still secure our water supply * the good old fashioned way as heretofore. Political enemies who dynamited Fred Hathhorn's character when he was named for the judgeship of the Thirteenth district, had their trouble for their psJns and the bill creating the district ie now in the hands of the governor. Kansas Is after the Standard Oil trusts with the sharpest kind of • stick, but the impression prevails in some quarters that Mr. Rockefeller will continue to So business at the saute old stand for a number of years to come. The fanners' insfdtutes recently held at Plains and in other parts of the eta.* has Pryved of benefit to the man who toils o• the farm or he who has interests on the range. it Is a wise law and. wisely administered ly the men stet have it in charge. The story comes from RAMIS that the telegraphers were prevented from striking by a pistol thrust under their noses. Many Montanans can vouch for that means being • good persuad- er. NEWS OF MONTANA. Alkemta, a young man living with his parents on a ranch neer Big Tim- ber, banged himself Monday because the family wee poor and in straight- ened circernstances. The state enunciation of dent** which has been in /session in Butte this week adjourned `Tuesday, haying selected °reit Falls as the next place of meeting. The met of the care of the insane patients at 'Warm Springs for the month of January amounted to 41g,- 198.65; during the seine Period the *re of the eodeicts 1st the peellentl- ary cast 0.1$5.06. There ere $5 pa- tients in the asylum and 466 prison- ers in the penitentiary. Over thirty bills, which have run the gauntlet of both houses of the legislature, have been approved' and signed by the governor. 'So tar, this session the executive has not used his veto power. Rumor has It that Peter Larson, the millionaire railroad contractor of Helena, has the contract to build the western extension of the Grand Trunk Pacific. The deal is said to involve between $16,000,000 and $20,000,000. Uncle Sam is in peed of a number of Skilled men on the Panama canal, especially in the engineering service, and examinations under the civil see vice rules to fill the positions will be held in various Montana town', In eluding Missottla,j early in March. Catholics in Great Falls are plan- ning the -erection of a cathedral which will be the largest and most magnifi- cent in the state. Its dimensions will be 125x76 feet and it is' expected that work on the stnAure will be begun in the eerie spring. Ranchers of ti• pair Lodge valley are again after the Anaconda Copper company, Austin and Virginia De - Rosier having sued the company this week for $31,90e which they allege they have sustained as damages from poisonous fumes from the Weehoe smelter. Stockmen throughout the state have received notice that the Ameri- can Stockgrowers' association, which was organized at the time the spilt In the ranks of the stockmen occurred a few months ago, will meet in Denver on May 9, and a large number of cat- tle men are planning to attend. Alice Olson, whose husband was killed during the underground war- fare in Butte, about a year ago, has sued the Heinze Interests for 8110,000 for the death of her husband who was killed by an explosion of dynamite, which bed been thrown upon from the upper workings of an adjoining mine. The inquest held in Dillon Monday over the body of Robert Solway, who leas killed last week in an automobile ccident near his ranch, resulted in a divided verdict, two men asserting that Fred Vogler, the owner of the ma- chine, was guilty of criminal negli- gence, and the other -foul' 'asserting that he was blameless.. The coal mines at Gebo, which have been closed down 1)01 , several months on an Injunction secured -by the ,.state by reason of the fact that the laws were not being complied with, will he reopened within the next few days, a stipulation having been agreed to by Attorney General Galen that the laws would be complied with within thirty days. The charges of larceny which had been preferred against Judge Fred H. Hathhorn, who is named by the h111 creating the Thirteenth judicial dis- trict as judge of the district, have fal- len to the ground, the work evidently originating with his political enemies. Congressman Dixon's 1,111 creating a land office at Billings has sticcease fully passed the house and will now go to the senate for concurment. MANY Flail FOR MONTANA. • I Flathead and Other Cakes 'Near Min- ders County to Se Stocked. Advices received in Thompson Falls from Washington yesterday, are to t effect that Flathead, McDonald nd other lakes In Western Montana are to be stocked with whitefish dur- ing the coining season. Through the efforts of Congressman Dixon this re- sult has been attained and it is said that the largest shipment of fish fry ever made in the northwest will re suit when the little fishes are sent to their destination. According to the story which was told the Ledger yesterday the ship- ment will comprise 5,000,000 whitefish and they will be liberated in the dif- ferent lakes during the coming ash season. The distributing Ume Is gen- erally during the fall months and at that time it to expected that the fish will have reached a growth which will class them as \fingerlinga\ Three United States fish cars will be neces- sitated bt the shipment and it in be- lieved that it will be made over both the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern, the distance from the main line of the waters to be stocked regu- lating that detail. CONDUCTS FIRST EXAMINATION. Mies Retta Barn*, county superin- tendent of schools, and daughter of Kr. and Mrs. Scott Barnes of this city. who Is a young lady of whom every resident of the went end feels proud, began her first examination of teach- ers In the old high school building in glesoula this morning. Quite* large number of prospective teachers were In attendance and the institute prom- ises to be a PiTeeme in every particu• lit-. Why not subscribe for The Ledger? %‘ , \ 00 .•%••••••NN•• %%%%%% \'...\\\\‘‘NNV.000. , A•% SPCIVIIWIMECIE6361E4CRESE EDWARD DON Preaftiont , ..0; :''k's -.- 4' , .,..koolosuptdAt1 l rtend Treasurer Thompson Falls ...Mercantile Company... [INCORPORATED.] DEALS IN General Merchandise Carry a full line of Fancy and Staple 01E1, -=-Groceries I Hardware ti ‘ rnishing Gods Shoes artd1_, -- Rubbe . i. Goods {kiln ankeed of all kinds,_ Producers of Cedar Piling Telegraph and Telephone Poles and Fence Posts a. GARDEN AND FIELD SEEDS ALWAYS ON 'HAND I l l iAI EL LRO W A R D NEI A R VE. & BROAD ST) • Thompson Falls, Mont. WICIIPAMMICWGICIOCSWGSWCIONVMSSWICIV 40100010IPMIOINNINVIONIPIWNIOUIOSIVIIMNINNIIIMINUINCWOVIS MOM the Chomps* hold Formerly the ROSS HOUSE THOMF'SON • MONTANA Renovated and Remodeled throughout Under New Management Special Attention Given to Commercial Men Rates $2.00 per Day W. B. ROSS, Proprietor INFABOMMIIIIIIIMPINAINANINANINAllmeeeelseeemer meemeviweermeeeeerta vemeemeseemei When you are hi Thompson drnp in and see D. V. HERRIOTT Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Gents' Furnishings, Shoes .0 .0 Confectionery and Fruits .0 .0 Thompson, nontana J. A. MeGowan..._..v._...-...Preeldent A. J. Lansing................Me•-President O. W. PoweIL—. 0 -ashler FIRST NATIONAL BANK PLAINS, MONTANA. Capital ettlek-..-...-. ' Cl125000.00 Surplus 2,000.00 SOAR OP DIRIECTCYRIII J. A. -AN C. W. POWII.J. A. 4.1 4 A2fNING ANTON ZEMIN C. HI. RITTIONOIIR The directors and officers of this bank invite acmes upon terms consistent with prudent methods.

The Sanders County Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.), 24 Feb. 1905, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.