The Sanders County Independent-Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1918-1959, January 17, 1918, Image 1

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THE SANDERS COUNTY INDEPENDENT=0th; A Vas ass Ma aas laa Ilas MI PM PM la la RZI 115 OFFICIAL PAPER OF SANDERS COUNTY MARCH 4, 1916 TO MARCH 4, 1918. lea lat 16 Pa el PM Ira a': It': r lrnP ICI PA THE SANDERS COUNTY LEDGER, VOL. 13; NO. 48. NEW PLANS FOR RAISING MONEY FINANCE COMMITTEE OF RED CROSS START CAMPAIGN FOR FUNDS GlYE SERIES OF ENTERTAINMENTS Report of Temporary Officers Ac- cepted and Work Endorsed. Activities in Red Cross work have been very much in evidence during the past week, following the election of permanent officers and the executive committee. The latter held its first meeting Thursday afternoon and chose the following standing com- mittees: Finance -Bert Hind, chm.; H. A. White, H. A. Abernethy. Membership -S. G. Skulason, F. M. Hillman, J. C. Eisenman. Work -Mrs. Arthur Stocks, chm.; Mrs. C. F. Wilde, Mrs. J. M. Frisbie. Publicity -T. A. Bruner, J. J. Clyde, Mrs. H. A. Abernethy. The finance committee immediately set about to plan means of raising funds to keep the work going and has hit upon some practical schemes. The first one which has so 'far proved very successful, is to secure pledges for monthly contributions. The first day about $32 was promised and quite a good deal of it was paid in advanCe. When everybody has been given an opportunity to subscribe, it is hoped to have at least $50 coming monthly from this source. A committee, consisting of Messrs. A. S. Ainsworth, Wade R. Parks and S. G. Skulason was chosen to arrange for a mock trial which will be held at the court house next _Wednesday evening. The committee is at 'work, but refuses to divulge the nature of the entertainment any more than to say that a new conception of legal practice will be given to all who at- tend. No admission will be charged, but that does not mean that you should leave your money in a safety deposit box. Saturday evening, January 26th, a Red Cross dance will be staged and the committee, Messrs. Jas. Green, J. M. Frishie and E. C. Tilton, are at work on arrangements for an enjoy- able and profitable event. Music will be furnished by the new Power City orchestra, consisting of Mrs. Wm. Moser, H. 0. Bond and Jas. Green. The following Wednesday, January 30, an old fashioned \Deestrick Skule\ will be staged at the Rex theatre. The committee ill charge of this play con- sists of Mrs. Rosenthal, Mrs. Hoyt And Miss Hurlburt, and the ladies are rapidly forming the cast and com- pleting the details of the entertain- ment. Further announcement con- cerning this will be made next week. In addition to these, a committee, consisting of W. A. Darling, Andrew Peterson and Isabel Dorris, has been appointed to dispose of donations. The first article to receive the com- mittee's attention is a crocheted yoke given by Mrs. Arthur Stocks. This will be disposed of at the trial next Wednesday night. It is hoped to have something of this nature each week. The work room committee has ap- pointed several sub -committees to take charge of the different kinds of work that require special attention. They are as follows: Hospital Shirts -Mrs. J. M. Eris- bie, Mrs. F. W. Mittag. Pajamas- Mrs. J. M. Campbell, Mrs. Edgar Florin. Receiving -Mrs. C. F. Wilde. Wash Cloths, Handkerchiefs and Napkins -Mrs. Crawford, Mts. E. C. Tilton. Scrap Table -Mrs. Green, Mrs. Camp, Miss Irene Scott. Yarn -Mrs. Stocks. Instructor in Knitting -Mrs. Moser. Buttonhole Maker -Mrs. Hillman. Surgical' Dressing -Miss Lekovitz, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Fox. The executive committee held its second meeting Monday afternoon to receive and accept the financial report of the temporary organization, which was as follows: R ECEIPTS Members, 41.00 each $313.00 Members, $2.00 each 22.00 Members, .$5,00 each 5.00 Donations-ThomPtein Falls.- 363 \ Dontttforte-Teont 84530 GOES EAST TO WED Miss Maude Towne, Primary Teach- er, Left Sunday for Washington to Marry Soldier. Miss Maude Towne, who for more than two years past has had charge of the primary work in the local schools, resigned her position the latter part of the week and left for Washington, D. C., where she will become the bride of a Mr. Brown, a member of Uncle Sam's signal service. The couple had planned to be mar- ried in Chicago last summer before the groom's enlistment, but decided at that time to postpone the event until after the war. Upon the an - 'roach of his departure for France, however, they again decided to unite their fortunes for better or for worse before he sailed. Miss Towne has made many warm friends in Thompson Falls during her labors in the school and in outside affairs and has the best wishes of all in her new venture.. Her place during the past week has been filled by Mrs. Fox, but commencing next week Miss Eula Durfee of Phillipsburg, who has been teaching at the Austin school, will take up the work. Miss Durfee's place will be taken by Miss Winnie Meek of Spokane. BUSY HAULING LOGS Snow Welcomed by Men Who Have Contracts for Delivery - No Ice Yet. The snow fall of the past week was welcomed by the men who have logs decked in the woods, and steps were immediately taken to start hauling to the river. E. Preston, Henry Florin and R. R. Hoyt have crews at work bringing out the logs that were cut earlier in the season and are hoping that the snow will remain until they can complete the jobs. The continued mildness is causing wrinkles to appear on the brows of those who have ice to store and un- less colder weather sets in before long there will be a decided shortage in the crop. The prospects for a fair cutting do not seem very good at the present time as the river has not yet been completely frozen over. Several thousand tons are necessary to meet the needs of the local users during the summer, and it is probable that much of it ill have to be shipped in. Chain parties 30.50 Basket social at Power Co office 113.30 Cash from sale of needles 20.25 Cash from sale . of yarn 1.65 -- Total receipts $814.38 Bills outstanding frci si sale of needles $ 4.40 Needles on hand 6.80 EXPENDITI ( TRES - Red Cross supplies $338.20 Repairing sewing machine 3.00 Stamps and envelopes 1.49 Samples of plays .70 Membership fee sant with peti- tion for chapter and branch 12.10 Telephone charges 1.30 --- Total expenditures $356.79 Bills payable $ 84.36 ASSETS Cash received $814.38 Bills receivable 4.40 Mdse (needles) on hand .... .. 6.80 Total assets . $825.38 LIABILITIES Expenditures $356. 7 9 Bills payable 84.36 Trout Creek supplies 100.93 Cash balance 283.50 Total liabilities $825.58 The following resolution was also unanimously adopted at this meeting: Resolved: That the thanks and grat- itude of the branch be extended by the executive committee to the of- ficers of the temporary Red Cross or: ganization (Miss Maude Towne, tem- porary chairman; and Mrs. , S. G. Skulason, temporary secretary for their untiring efforts expended and the excellent resutts secured. And be it further Resolved: That a copy of the aud- iting report, together with a copy of this resolution, be spread upon the permanent records of the branch: fur- ther that a copy shall be sent to each officer named; further that the pub- licity committee he instructed to pub- lish said report and resolution in the local papers in full; and further that the executive committee shall present said report and resolution at the first meeting of the board and request ratification. THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, T''U !ZSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1918. Two Newspapers in One Commencing with this issue The Independent -Enterprise is con- solidated with The Sanders County Ledger and the two will here- after be published under the name of The Sanders County Inde- pendent -Ledger. All of the property of The Independent -Enterprise has been turned over to The Sand.:rs County Ledger Inc. and ...he i place of publication and the newspader plant of that company will be utilized by the consolidation. This step has been taken Boleti for the purpose of accomplishing economy of production in a field that is not yet ready to support two papers to the extent of making, both financially successful. One paper requires almost united suptnirt from the community, if it :s to give the readers and advertisers the service they are entitled to, nnd secure a proper return for the labor and investment. Under the new arrangement there will be but one paper to support, and a conse- quent avoidance of duplicated expenses at this time when economy in every line is necessary. The management and control of The Independent -Ledger con- tinues with the former owners of The Ledger, and J. J. Clyde con- tinues as active manager. It will be the policy of the paper to refrain from participation in personal or factional squabbles and to em- phasize at all times the news department of the business. Politically the paper will remain independent of party domination and its efforts will be devoted to securing the most capable and efficient officers to conduct the affairs of the county and state. Subscribers to both of the papers will receive the Independent - Ledger until their subscription expires. In cases where subscribers are paid in advance to both papers they will be given full credit or the amount paid by having their expiration dates advanced. All arrearages for both papers should be paid to The Independent -Ledger. With this brief statement, we hope you will give us your hearty support, at least as far as we deserve it, and assist in building up a paper that will not only fully meet the requirements of this com- munity, but will properly reflect our advantages to outsiders who may be interested. EXAMINE CLASS 1,MEN Questionnaire Work Nearly Com- pleted and Board Will Soon Call Eligibles. The -work of classifying those who are subject to military service is now practically completed and in a short -time all who have been placed in class I will be summoned for physical ex- amination. Although the second draft call has not yet ben issued, the local hoards will proceed with the exernination so that when it does come th9s quotas may be supplied with the smallest possible delay. It is impossible to say at this time how many men will be required from Sanders county in the next draft, but it is estimated that practically all who have been placed in the first class and who have not yet volunteered will have to go if the government needs 1,000,000 more men. • ANOTHER MEDAL CONTEST Whitepine W. C. T. U. Announces Program for Saturday Even- ing, January 19th. Another Whitepine W. C. T. U. silver medal contest will be held at 'Winn's hall Saturday evening for all who desire to enter from seven years old up. If there are enough speak- ers to form more than one class, as many madals will be given as there are classes. These contests have proved very interesting in the patrt and the officers, Mrs. J. F. Winn and Mrs. E. J. Thompson, urge everyone, big or lit- tle, old or young, to come and help by their presence to increase the use- fulness and enjoyment of the affair. ASSAULT IN SECOND DEGREE John Sanfacon Bound Over to Dis- trict Court for Scrap With Taylor. John Sanfacon, who did consider- able damage to the head and face of Harry Taylor in a row last Wednes- day, was arrested upon complaint of Fred Ricker charging assault in the second degree Friday and arraigned before Justice Nippert. He waived preliminary heaein • g and was bound over to the district court under $1000 bonds, which he had no difficulty in securing. His trial will probably Le held at the coming session which starts the 28th of this month. • The injured man has made a rapill - recovery in' spite of the serious na- ture of his wounds, and is able to be about the streets. He still claims to have no recollection of the mixup. 8TH GRADE EXAMINATIONS Eighth grade examinations will be held at Thompson Falls, Camas Prairie and one other place to be an- nounced later, on January 24 and 25. Further information regarding same may be secured by communicating with my office. GLADYS BROWN, County Supt. .20TH ENGINEERS MOVING Many Sanders County Boys Will Depart for France With This Regiment. Word received from local boys who enlisted in the 20th (forestry) engin- eers indicates that before long all of them will be \over there\ for their actite war duties. Dick Florin and Mel McCurdy were transferred to the 3rd battalion which . , ..already on the way according to a card recently received by Mrs. A. Florin. Wm. McDougal, now a ser- geant, Arthur Murphy, Chas. Mer- cier and Ole Olson are members of the 4th battalion which is to follow shortly, and the rest of the boys, in- cluding Bob Mitchell, Roland Mat- thews, Clarence and Henry Heiman, Elijah Jameson, Alton Needham, Walter Courser, Ernest McCully, L. S. Richeson, Lloyd Blackman, H. A. Cook and Richard Granville, are in the 5th battalion which is next in order. The boys are in gocia spirits and health, with the exception of Clarence Heiman who has been confined to the hospital with an attack of ton- silitis, and are pleased at the pros- pects ahead of them. Dave Snyder and James Rogers, who enlisted later, passed through on their way from Spokane to. Washing- ton, D. C.. Friday morning, in com- pany with several others. James Crichton is still in Spokane awaiting his equipment. Oliver LeClair, who has been work- ing at Moderie's camp at Evaro for several months, made application through Postmaster Wm. Moser yes- terday and was sent to Spokane for examination and enlistment in the same regiment. DON'T FORGET LECTURE THE INDEPENDENT -ENTERPRISE, VOL. 2; NO. 36. THE WEATHER After reaching the low mark for the winter Thursday the thermom- eter has gradually risen *again during the week, with no indication of drop- ping back again. The precipitation was .34 of an inch. • Date Max. Min. Jan. 10 16 Jan. 11 22 Jan. 12 aa Jan. 13 Jan. 14 34 Jan. 15 - 37 Jan. 16 Jan. 17 First Number on Course at the Rex Theatre Friday Evening - Subject \Germany\. Subscribers to the series of lectures should remember that the first num- ber will be given at the Rex theatre Friday night. This lecture will be delivered by Dr. M. J. Lennes of the State University, and will deal with a _gaudy of our national enemy, Ger- many. Season tickets have been distrib- uted during the week to those who agreed to purchase them, but anyone who has not yet secured one and de- sires to do so will be able to get one at the ticket office, or may purchase single admission for 35c for adults and 15c for students. Future lectures will deal with Italy, France, England, Belgium and Rus- sia. They will !me given on succeed- ing Friday nights until the eeries is completed, and promise to form an interesting, entertaining and instruct- ive course which everyone should at- tend. 79 DONLAN'S CAMP TIED UP 4 14 18 19 21 19 15 Eight Hour Day Contended for By Lumberjacks at Evaro- Donlan I1L Wertriescly's Butte !Uhler contained 1fieledlowing dispatch from Missoula concerning the labor condition at Tont Donlon's camp at Et aro:•' • Agitation over time length of the day's work in Thomas Donlon's lum- ber camp at Evaro has resulted in a complete tieup of labor there and the suspension of operatibns which were producing from 70,000 to 80,000 feet of lumber daily. According to Mr. Donlon, who is now confined to a hospital here witn pneumonia, the men were discharged when they refused to await his recov- ery, and declared they would strike for the eight -hour day. \The camp contained •a number of agitators\ he said today, \and their talk of eight hours for the men was not much in point when you figure that the men worked only a few min- utes over eight hours a day anyway, working between daylight and dark. I requested by clerk to ask the men to await the time of my recovery so that we could settle the matter. They would not do this and they were dis- charged\. A lumberman, who came to Mis- soula from Evaro today, said that 65 workmen had walked out because of a refusal to grant the eight -hour day. Leonard C Allen of Victor, came over Tuesday to consult the local hoard regarding his status under the draft. He was referred to the advis-• ory board at Missoula. ATTENDANCE IMPROVES VIGILANTES GO AFTER OUTLAWS Parent -Teachers Meeting Last Night Drew Much Larger Crowd Than Previously. The meeting of the l'arent-Teachers Association ,at the school house last evening drew the largest attendance by far of any similar meeting during the present school year. Special ad- vertising had been done to awake in- terest and the result was very grat- ifying. The program consisted of singing by the audience, a drill by four boys and four girls from Miss Erickson's room, entitled \Doctor's Advice\ . , a song by pupils from the same room, a vocal solo by Miss Ina Getchell, ac- companied by H. 0. Bond on the violin, and an address on \Home Folks\ by S. G. Skulason. The last named was an interesting discourse upon the relationship that should ex- ist between the stay-at-homes and the soldiers at the frqpt, and as a patriot- ic theme it received careful attention. The seating capacity of the assembly room was conmpletely taken up and many were forced to occupy stand- ing room. FARM BUREAU INTERESTS FOUR RINGLEADERS MUST ANSWER FOR SERIOUS CRIMES MAY INVOLVE DING CITIZENS No Names 'ill Be Divulged Until eat Wednesday Evening. County Agent Reports Good Meet- ings at Heron, Noxon and Trout Creek. A telephone message today from F. M. Hillman, who in company, with Sam T. Hampton land E. H. Lott, front the agricultural department, is holding a series of meetings in the interest of the farm bureau organiza- tion, tells of successful meetings at Heron, Noxon and Trout Creek the first three days of the week. In each co ..... munity the attendance was surprisingly good and practically all favored the plan when once the objects of it were made clear. 17 members were secured at Heron, 32 at Noxon and 22 at Trout Creek. The comittee chosen to repres - ent the communities were as follows: Heron -F. A. Bump, Fred Smith and M. H. Larson. Noxon-J. W. Hammons, Marion Larson and Marion Cotton. -.- Trout. Creek-Elihu Wilson, john Larson and A. N. Brooks. Further meetings are to be held at Plains tomorrow,. Camas Prairie on Saturday, Thompson Falls one week from Friday and Whitepine the following Saturday. Some explana- tion of the bureau work is given in an article by Satil' Hampton, one of the organisers, which appears on an - etcher page. PROCLAMATION To All the Inhabitants of the Realm of Sllaf Nospmoht: WHEREAS there have of late been many transgressions com- mitted within the boundaries of this realm, and WHEREAS such offenses have caused our people annoyance, ir- reparable injury, and a tendency to gossip among the female sex, and WHEREAS it is deemed advis- able to curb such unseeming con- duct: NOW THEREFOR, be it pro- claimed to the inhabitants of our domain, and to all who may be within its confines: THAT on Wednesday even- ing at 7:30 o'clock sharp of the 23rd day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and eighteen, at the Court Room of His Majesty's court, in the capital of his realm, will be issued warrants for at least four of the worst offenders, who will then and there be tried before a jury of their peers, and dealt with in such a manner as will serve as a warning to other would-be malefactors. Take Notice and govern your- selves accordingly. (Don't for- get your pocketbooks.) COUNCIL OF SAFETY Law - abiding and scandal - loving people hereabouts will welcome the above proclamation with vociferous shouts of approval. Four cravens who have had the hardihood to frac- ture the laws of gravity, of chance, of heredity and of supply and demand, are to be hailed before the court of the commonwealth and will have great gobs of justice meted out to them as befitting their vrious of- fenses. Complaints are being filed, wit- nesses sunirtioned, alibis prepared, of- ficer,s sworn and jurors brided in this gigantic effort to bring the arch crim- inals to a just retribution. The dig- nity of the court will be given a gen- eral brushing and . polishing so that it may shine forth resplendent to daz- zle and dismay any who may incur its displeasure. r The ablest legal talent has been engaged to prosecute and defend the villians, and even now the . surround- ing hills are reverberating with the sound of their voices as they re- hearse the perorations, rising in won- derful crescendo, or sinking in tear- ful sotto voice, with which they hope to ensnare the unwary juror. Take it from us, these social out- casts are going to travel some if they escape front the toils in which 'they will find themselves 'next Wednesday night, and if you are interested in protecting the guilty, as well as pros- ecuting the innocent, you will be on hand to help the vigilantes manipulate the. legal technicalities. Arrangements have ben made to, turn all fines, fees and court officials' salaries for this session over to the Red Cross, and as foe the spectators, if any of them are careless enough to. come into court with money (or with- out it) they will undoubtedly find themselves in contempt. But don't forget your pocketbook. RED CROSS AT HERON A meeting has been called at the church at Heron for 1 o'clock, Satur- day, January 26th, to organize for Red Cross work. Everyone in that vicinity who is interested in the. wor'r is cordialily invited to he present. John Dexter, principal of the Dixon schools, came to Thompson Falls Tuesday to look up souse matters re- lating to the proposed bond ejection for that district. The ellogie*psIl probably be held within a ottittax

The Sanders County Independent-Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.), 17 Jan. 1918, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.