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THE SANDERS COUNTY LE PR les Iss ess Isa ra los Ita en eat ess OFFICIAL PAPER OF SANDERS COUNTY MARCH 4, 1916 TO MARCH 4, 1918. Rs 17MILSOINIM.); 7 7.,Jr) N\ntan a llistoricai Society swam Rn IctPa ez ets lez ea 571 1 , 1.1 ea Wm 1.1 Ira als THIRTEENTH YEAR; NO. 47. ORGANIZATIONS ARE EFFECTED COUNTY CHAPTER AND LOCAL BRANCH ON PERMANENT BASIS. RED CROSS FUTURE HERE BRIGHT Report of Temporary Officers Show Great Deal of Work Has Been Accomplished. This week has marked the perma- nent organization of the Sanders County Red Cross chapter and of the branch which will conduct the activ- ities in Thompson Falls. Pursuant to the invitation from the Plains temporary organization, the meeting to perfect the county chapter was held at the Masonic hall in Plains Tuesday evening. Delegations were present from Thompson Falls, Hot Springs, Noxon and Dixon and it was possible in a short time to agree upon a constitution and by-laws to govern the work with a minimum of friction and a maximum of harmony. Permanent officers were elected as follows: E. L. Johnson, Plains, chair- man; W. A. Barto, Thompson Falls, vice-chairman; C. S. Robison, Plains, Treasurer; Mrs. Frances Helterline, Plains, secretary. The by-laws pro- vide for a board of directors to con- sist of one member from Plains and one member to be chosen from each branch which is authorized by the chapter. To perform the duties that devolve upon the board when it is impossible for the members to hold a meeting, an executive/committee was also provided for and members elect- ed as follows: M. J. Donohue, Jas. Self, Robert Scarlett, C. H. Rittenour and E. L. Johnaon. The meeting was attended by about 60 people who are interested in the work, those from outside of Plains beihg: Thompson Falls—Messrs. Stevens, Skulason, Barto and Hillman; Mes- dames Wilde, White, Skulason and Stocks and Miss Ina Getchell. Hot Springs—Mrs. M. I. Vander- hoff. Perma—Mesdames J. T. Killpatrick and J. H. Carr. Dixon—G. A. Williams and Mes- dames Jas. Knott and J. H. Heidel- man. Noxon—Mrs. Geo. Buck. Following the meeting, the exec- utive committee met and authorized the formation of a branch in Thomp- son Falls, and in accordance with ad- journment taken Saturday night when the local delegation was selected for the Plains' meeting, the Thompson Falls temporary organization met Wednesday night to hear the report and to form its permanent organiza- tion. The offcers chosen were: C. M. Stevens, chairman; Bert Hind, vice- chairman; Mrs. S. G. Skulason, sec- retary; F. L. Austin, treasurer. These - , officers with the addition of Mrs. H. A. White form the executive com- mittee. The executive committee will hold a meeting in the near future to decide upon the standing committees and ap- point members for them. Among the comittees here will be one on finance, work room, purchasing, as well as others that may seem necessary. C. M. Stevens has been chosen as the representative of the local branch bn the county board of directors. At the meeting held Saturday even- ing, beside selecting the delegates, the report Of the temporary secretary was received. It was found that there are at present about 340 rnembess of the Red Cross in Thompson Falls and as far west as Trout Creek, and that the amount of work being done it surprisingly large, in fact the big Ptoblem is to raise sufficient money to provide material for all who desire towork. *n understanding was reached with there'xecutive committee of the chap - 'ter whereby one-half of the member- shi dues wha should by right go to th county organization, will be per- mi ed to be expended for the needs of e local branch, and this, with the ad ion of further money to be raised by committee appointed for the pu ose, will aid materially in reliev- ing he strain for the present. nye mis G. Redfern of Hot Springs, was on business with the county coin - often s Monday. it it it 4 tt 13 13 it U U it 21 13 II PLAINS It ti ti it ft UUUU Jack Thompson was a passenger to Spokane Sunday evening. Chas. Prongua was a business vis- itor here the first of the week. Ex -sheriff Massey and wife spent Saturday and Sunday in Plains. Kyle Beebe made a business trip to Thompson Falls Tuesday morn- ing. George Cooper of Deborgia, was a business visitor in town the first of the week, Roy Hart of Thompson Falls, was a business visitor in town -Thursday and Friday. ' John R. Hoy of St. Regis, came in Saturday morning for a few days' visit with friends. Victor Larse and Tom Dougherty have returned to Bozeman to re- 'sume their school work. Miss Ina Getchell was a guest of Miss Blanche Billmeyer while in town to attend the Red Cross meeting. Mrs. Gertrude Branch of Missoula, is visiting her little daughter Ger- trude, and Plains friends this week. C. M. Willis is rapidly improving since being operated upon for appen- dicitis at St. Luke's hospital in Mis- soula. Julian Hoot left Thursday morn- ing for Seattle where he has enlisted with the aviation department of the signal corps. Misses Alice Simpson and Fern Pyatt departed Sunday evening for Cheney, Wash., where they are at- tending the normal. Mrs. Fred Dudley and daughter Frieda returned from Sheridan Sun- day morning after spending three weeks visiting relatives. . Mr. and Mrs. George Morris re- turned Sunday evening from Kalis- pell where they were called by the death of Mrs. Morris' brother. Miss Frances Clark . returned to Missoula last Thursday to resume her studies at the university, after spending the holidays at her home. Mrs. M. I. Vanderhoff of Hot Springs, while in town 'to attend the meeting of the Red Cross organiza- tion, was the guest of Mrs. 0. Han- son. Misses Marcia Robison and Mona Larse left for Seattle Thursday morn- ing where they are attending school, having spent the holidays with their parents. Al Menard has left for Rosalie, Wash., after spending several days in town looking after business mat- ters. While here he sold his Stephens car to Geo. Morris. Frank Baker was a Plains visitor from CotfOnwbod creek. Monday. He states the green grass of 1918 is four inches high on his place and that his cattle never looked better F. M. Lewellen of the McGowan Commercial Co.,: has recently pur- chased a new Ford car of Simpson Bros. who have recently received a carload of these machines. Miss Dottie Luttrell returned last Thursday morning to Missoula where she is attending the university, after spending the holidays with her par- ents on Cottonwood creek. The Catholic ladies will give an- other of their card parties Wednes- day evening in the Green Room the- atre. Mrs. J. H. Boyer and Mrs. Ed Flahive will serve refreshments. Miss Zola Clark, who recently en- listed as a Red Cross nurse, returned to Missoula after a pleasant visit with her parents. She is ready to accept a call into service at any time. Mr. and Mrs. James Self were host and hostess at a six o'clock dinner Saturday evening at their home, the invited guests being Mesdames Mc- Gowan, Marotz, Benedick and Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Willis. A \farewell tea\ was given last Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. F. M. Lewellen in honor of Mesdames Delia McGowan, Marotz and J. C. Williams. Mrs. J. Z. Hag- ler aiffsted in entertaining,. Mrs. Will Cameron of ()liver Gulch, visited at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Clark during the holidays and also spent a week in Missoula wit b her 'sisters, Miss Zola and Frances Clark. The Red Cross benefit card party at the Green Room theatre last Thursday evening was quite a success. A number of Out-of-town people were present. The proCeeds were $42.49, one, cake being sold to the highest bidder for $7.6.. Mrs. Ota Harris and Miss Beatrice Dunn left for Spokane Tuesday morn- ing where they expect to take the examinations for enlistment in the Red Cross work. Miss Dunn has held a position with the City Bakery THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1918. GOVERNMENT SEED NOT FREE Prof. Cooley Explains Federal Plan of Seed Supply to Cor- rect Error. The following letter from the Ex- tension department of the State Col- lege should be of interest to fa;rners c neding assistance in buying seed for next spring's planting, especially if any have conceived a wrong idea of the government's plan from previous articles published in the state: \A rather misleading statement in regard to government aid to Mon,- tana farmers, requiring seed next spring, has appeared through the channels of the Associated Press. To correct a wrong impression the fol- lowing statement is issued: \The chairman of the seed stocks committee, with the approval of the secretary of agriculture at Washing- ton, and in conference with repre- sentatives of Montana, North Dakota and Texas, has set aside a fund, ap- propriated by congress 4 to purchase seed and hold it for farmers at con- venient points, until the close of the spring seeding season. \This seed will be sold at cost, in- cluding transportation, interest and overhead expenses, for cash, to those who require it. \It will be seen that this govern- ment supply does not contemplate the financing of seed purchased by farmers. It will, however, save the profits charged by dealers, and the freight out and back on seed kept within the state. \Montana's allotment of the federal seed appropriation is about half a million dollars. It is expected that sixty per cent of this allotment will be used in purchasing seed oats, twen- ty per cent for barley and twenty per cent for flax. \The U. S. Grain Buying Corption, under the management of . og- Julius Barnes of New York, has ban requested with the endorsement. .'f the U. S. department of agricultdee, to purchase and hold 200,000 bush* Of Sete Epringl wheat for Montana, 'me addition to the oats, barley and flax previously mentioned. \It should be distinctly understood that this seed provided by the United States government it to be sold only for cash, and that purchasers will have to finance their need without federal aid. F. S. COOLEY, Extension Director, Bozeman, Mont. MAN MISSING AT PLAINS T. E. Emerson Disappears Leaving Wife and Daughter—No Trace Found. Considerable excitement was caused at Plains the first of the week by the mysterious disappearance of T. E. Emerson and up to the present time no trace of the missing man has been found. He went across the river Sunday evening in the direction of Russell's logging camp where he expected to go to work, but did not reach his des- tination. Several searching parties went out but failed to locate him. He left a wife and 10 -year -old daughter in Plains. Two valuable rings and a gold watch and chain were in his posses- sion when he left and might have fur- nished the motive for an attack, but there is considerable difference of opinion as to whether it is a case of foul play or just a plain get -away. for almost a yeaar, but resigned to take up the above work. Mrs. Fuller Sims returned Tuesday afternoon after a week's visit with her husband who is in Spokane where he has enlisted as telegrapger oper- ator for the signal block service of the war department. He will lease for Washington, D. C., soon. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mix and chil- dren left Monday. Mrs. Mix and two children went to Missoula and Mr. Mix to Spokane where he has a position with the Armour Packing Co., having been transferred from Butte. As soon as Mr. Mix gets set- tled Mrs. Mix and children will fol- low to Spokane. They were guests at the E. L. Johnson home for two weeks during the holidays. Mrs. Ida Marotz and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams departed for Pasadena, Calif., Tuesday evening. ?Ors. Marotz has been visiting in Plains for several months with her sister, Mrs. J. 7. Flagler, and her neice, Mrs. F M Lewellen. Mr. and Mrs. Williams are from Mason City, Iowa, and have been visiting at the Flagler home Mrs. Delia McGowan will remain in Plains a few days longet before leav- ing for California. RULINGS ON MOTIONS Judge McCulloch Hands Down De- cisions in Short Court Session. ' Judge R. Lee McCulloch came down to hold a one -day session of the dis- trict court Saturday morning and handed down rulings on motions in the following cases: In the case of Edna Billings vs. Frank A. Hammons for damages, the demurrer to the complaint was sus- tained. James Hylent vs. Mountain' View Mining Co., debt. ' Demurrer to the complaint was sustained. kVilliam McNorton vs. Dover Lum- ber Co., foreclosure of labor lien, de- murrer to complaint was sustained. Northern Pacific Ky. Co. vs. E. L. Stackhouse; treasurer, demurrer to the complaint was overruled. Sanders County et ' al vs. Wm. Crawford, condemnation, motion to set aside an order for costs was sus- tained. . Mrs. Claude E. Long vs. Town of Plains, damages, demurrer to the cons - ; 1 aint was submitted and taken under visement. Bancroft - Whitley vs. Thompson ate Bank, debt ,the facts were stib- 'fled to the court by agreement of the attorneys and dates were set for Rung brief and answer. 1 . Sanders County vs. J. H. Spencer, condemnation, motion to set aside de- fault was sustained. The judge will return the 21st of January to draw the jury for the January term of court, which has been tentatively set for January 28th. Three criminal cases will probably ome up for trial, the Kostecka case, e Kosaza and Lundburg case, and the Cruzan case. CO-OPERATE FOR SELLING Noxpn People Will Market Fence Posts Direct Through Coun- ty Agents. A special meeting of the Noxon munity sin, was held Saturday evening to discuss the matter' of cO: operative marketing of fence posts. At a previous meeting County Agent Hillman had been requested to secure data on this subject, and his report was made at this time. The advisability of forming an as- sociation for the purpose of selling direct to farmers was considered, but for the present it was decided to handle it through the club, the county agent agreeing to take care of the correspondence. In the future, if the plan proves a success and the volume of business warrants it, an association will be formed. It is contemplated to deal through similar clubs and through other coun- ty agents organizing co-operative buyers, as it is seldom that iridividual farmers require carload quantities. The purpose is, of course, to elim- inate the middleman and to divert the money he would collect for expenses and profits to the pockets of the buy- ers and sellers. TO CLEAN UP ON GOPHERS Heron Ranchers Plan Organized Fight on Ground Pests This Spring. The ranchers in the sicinity of Heron are planning a great spring offensive against the ground squirrels or gophers which infest their fields. With the help of the county agent an effort is being made to organize a campaign of poisoning the little pests that will get rid of them all at once, as was attemptefl with the grasshoppers on the reservation last Summer. ' It is pointed out that mini those affected take part the ca paign will not be cotithlete and it i hoped by the time they make thei appear- ance in the spring to have things in shape and poison on hand for one big, concentrated drive. CREAM CHECKS SMALLER List From Pend d'Oreille Creamery Shows Decrease as Win- ter Approaches. The list of patrons of the Pend d'Oreille creamery whose cream checks were over $50 for December -shows a marked decrease, owing to the onslaught of winter, and possibly indicates that sonic farmers have dis- posed of cows because of the feed question. Sanders county dairymen who are included in the list are as follows: Percy E. Gray, Plain,.......... Tony Afidrews, Tuscor 68.47 Miller & Rosenthal, Thompson 58.61 C. S. Norton, Whitepine.— „ 00.14 F. A. Foote, Whitetoine. 51.42 INJURED IN SALOON BRAWL Harry Taylor of Spokane, Suffers Fractured Skull by Blow From Bottle. Harry Taylor of Spokane, was ser- iously ihjured as the result of a row with John Sanfacon in the latter's sa- loon yesterday morning, and is con- fined at St. Luke's hospital suffering from a fractured skull and jaw, as well as several ininor,cuts and bruises about the head. A beer bottle was used to inflict the injuries. - According to Sanfacon's story, Tay- lor, who had been drinking heavily, became any because of some trivial circumstances and leaped over the bar to attack him. Sanfacon took the first weapon he could lay his hands on, which happened to be a beer bot- tle, and struck the assailant over the head several times with it. After stopping the attack he dragged him to a chair and attempted to staunch the flow of blood until officers and the doctor arrived to take charge of him. Taylor was out of his head for sev- eral hours after the affair and it was necessary to put him in a straight jacket at the jail to control him. It was thought for a time that the in- juries might prove fatal, but this morning he had improved to the ex- tent that he could be taken to the hospital and will probably recover. He claims to have no recollection at all of the affair. There were two witnesses to the fight and if their evidence will war- rant' action, the authorities will prob- ably file a complaint against Sanfa- con charging assault in the first de- gree. FIRST LECTURE JANUARY 18 Dr. M. J. Lennes of the State Uni- versity Will Talk on Germany. The first number on the lecture course will be given one week from tomorrow, Friday. January 18th, at which time Dr. M. J. Lennes of the State University will' talk on 'Ger- many\. This lecture and those fol- lowing will be given at the Rex The- atre, the others coming on successive Friday evenings until the six have been delivered. Dr. Lennes is a fluent speaker on a great many subjects, and is partic- ularly well informed on German life, habits, ideals, etc., from having spent considerable time in the country. His lecture should be highly interesting. Those who subscribed for the sea- son tickets will have same delivered soon by the one to whom the sub- scription was given. $1.00 is the price charged for the series of six lectures, and any who have not yet purchased and desire to do so should inquire of Mr. Bruner or one of the teachers, or they will be on sale at the theatre the night of the first lecture. Single ad- mission will be 15c for children and 35c for alults. INSTALLS DICTAPHONE County Agent Possesser of the First Machine of Its Kind in County. County Agent Hillman has recent- ly installed a Dictaphone for use in handling the large amount of cor- respondence that goes with his work. The interesting little machine, which is the only one of its kind in use in this county, is simply a phonograph adapted to bbsincss uses and has al- ready proved its sake as a time-saver. The county agent's duties take Mr. Hillman away from his office a great deal of the time, and by using the machine he is able to dictate letters at his convenience and the records us made can be typewritten at any tim .1he stenographer. Each rec- ord has eridugh space for half a dozen letters, and when they have been filled, can be shaved down for future use. THE WEATHER The mild weather that character- ized December continued over into the new year until yesterday, when the thermometer commenced to drop and last night the coldest mark of the winter was registered, 1 degree above zero. Following is the record for - the week: Date Max. Min. Jan. 3. 42 22 Jan. 4 46 32 33 28 32 Jan. 8 31 Jan. 17 Jan. SUBSCRIM FOR THE LED6E12 SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR DEATH RESULTS FROM EXPOSURE CARL HANSON SUCCUMBS IN ATTEMPT TO CROSS THE DIVIDE. HAD ATTEMPTED TO COME RACK Sheriff and Coroner Brought Body Down After' Hard Two Days' Journey. The body of Carl Hanson, a work- er in the Coeur d'Alene mines who died from exposure while attempting to cross the divide by way of the Murray road ten days ago, was brought down Saturday by Sheriff Hartman and Coroner McCaffery. The remains were taken to Plains and at last reports were still being held awaiting the arrival of the father from Fergus Falls, Minn. As stated last week, Hanson is company with his partner, Cunning- ham, left for Burke the previous Sat- urday after having spent the holidays in Thompson Falls. They were on foot and the high water made it nec- essary for them to take a circuitous route. After nearly reaching the top of the divide, Hanson decided that he could not go further and turned back, while Cunningham proceeded to a mining camp on the other side. He was badly exhausted and stay- ed a couple of days to rest. Before he left two prospectors came in and told of finding a body. The descrip- tion fitted Hanson so he returned and found him. The death was reported to Sheriff Hartman, who in company with E. C. McCaffery, made the trip Oil horseback to investigate. They found nothing to indicate that death had not occurred from natural causes so no ingnest was n - ecessary. The supposition is that Hanson be- came tired out, unable to get to shelter, and that his death was caused from exhaustion and exposure. Quite a quantity of liquor was found near the body and he had been drinking heavily. Cunningham remained with him until fir officers arrived and after turning over papers belonging to Hanson, was allowed to return to his work in the mines. PLAN TO REPLACE BRIDGES December Floods Cause Heavy Ex- pense—Build For Perma- nence. An outline of the work that is nec- essary to replace the bridges recently washed out by the high water has been submitted to the board by Coun- ty Surveyor John Brauer, and plans are now being worked out and ma- terial ordered to open tip the roads that have been shut off by these floods. It is the intention to place tem- porary bridges in most cases because of the disagreeable working condi- tions and the delay that woold be occasioned by building permanent ones. These will be of suffcient strength to handle the traffic until the weather moderates and it is possible to go ahead with iscrmancnt struc- tures. There are ar. least eleven bridges to replace, and probably three of these will be built to last for a few years. Eight of the bridges are so situated, however, that more durable construc- tion is required- than had been con- sidered necessary heretofore, and it is planned when summer comes to bring the -\County pile driver elownt from Pcrina and use piling for the piers and abutments for these and to raise them above the old height. These bridges are located on Pro , - pert creek, Big Beaver creek, Trout creek and Elk creek. The experiences of the last few weeks have convinced the commis- tioners that it is necessary to put the piers and abutments deeper to avoid underwashing and the use of piling seems to be the solution. Another change that is comtemplated in this connection is that of forming a bridge crew to handle all the work, relieving the road supervisors of the respon- sibility. It is thont that this wi:1 result in quicker' and better results. In all it will be necessary to ex- pend from $25,000 to $30,000 to re- pair the damage that has been don - and it. is understood that this elVect- . ively bars any chance of considering either the Ninon or the Dixon WWI** for thisyear at least.