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PAGE TWO itt EM en vai tk, p' i 1171 642 THE SANDERS COUNTY .INDEPENDENT -LEDGER leM Ws PM Rd 1 . 41 The Sanders County Independent -Ledger Pub! r -du d Wrckly , , IL Thursday s -at - TIIOMPSON PALLS, MONTANA The Sanders County Ledger, Inc. JOAN J. CLYDE Shanager Entered as second -close matter March 3. 1906, at the postottIce at Thompson Wintana, under the Aet of Con- gress of Match 3, 162.00 PEA TEAS I STRICTLY IN \ADVANOE The date on your label indicates the time to which your subscription is paid. Renewals should he sent in at least two weeks before expiration in order to Mr - ;um receiving the paper regularly. °Metal Paper of Sanders County THURSDA V, FEBRUARY 28, 1918 Itta PM 10 Pt Its las On A L4rE COMMERCIAL CLUB . When the new railroad into the Flathead country was started, nearly everyone Was of the opinion that Dixon was doomed to die forthwith, because, it was said, the farmers would all take their grain. to other ssoints on the railroad and no one would have , anv reason to go to the old trading point. There were a few business men of the town, however, who did not pro- pose to die without a struggle. They formed a Commercial Club to attack the problem and they seem to have found the solution. The plan was to hold a \Sales Day\ and advertise to the surrounding country special prices for the occasion, and a part of the program included an opportunity for the visitors to offer for sale any ar- ticles they 'might have to dispose of. An auctioneer was engaged to sell such things free of charge.. The first sale was held last Satur- day and showed conclusively that the merchants were on the right track. A large number of people at- tended and the sales were compara- tively good. The first Sale was the nature of an experiment, but proved so satisfactory that they will be continued once a month, and with the- experience they have gained it should be possible to make these days great business builders. For a ceirpse,._Dixon appears to be about the,, Ityest proposition in the County and she will continue not only to live, but to grow if this plan is followed up energetically. , tat laa outi MISTAKE Last week we mentioned a bill in- troduced by Representative G. W. Larse and commented upon it, but upon reacting the provisions of the proposed measure we found that our previous information regarding it had been incorrect, and that the billcon- tained nothing that could be objec- tionable to any reasonable man. The bill as offered did not provide for a closed season for burning brush, but. did provide for those who per- mitted such brush fires to get lleyond control and do injury to others. There is at the present time a federal law along similar lines to protect the na- tional forest, and we do not consider it unreasonable if enforced with dis- yytion. We still think, however, that there is a good opportunity for some con- structive legislation to assist ranch- ers in cJearing the land and removing the menace front brush fires, and hope to see something of the sort worked Out either by the state or federal law- makers. it PA \DING\ AND HIS CARTO,ONS It has been a pleasure to us since coming to Montana to keep up our acquaintance, thru the columns of several well known papers in this sec- tion of the country, with an old friend front Iowa. We had follOwed the work of 1. 51: \Ding\ Darling for ritaiy years in the Des Moines Reg- ister before his reputation was more than . statewide, and so have been especially interested in his cartoons now that Ile has become nationally recognized. \Ding\ is not a polshed artist like some of the better known cartoonists, McCntcheori for example, but he has the original ideas and the knack of putting them across with a punch. His work since the beginning of the war has been particularly good and he has played an important part crystalizing public sentiment in and bringing to people a realization of the justic - e arid righteousness of this country's position and the duties that devolve upon them in -consequence. FINED FOR ILLEGAL MINTING W. D. Logan of Dtifilln Gets Sixty • Days for Killing Deer, W. D. Logan, who has been camp= „Ana during the winter near Donlan, was arrested by Deputy Game Warden Tom Evans for . hunting 'out of season the latter part of the week and was given a hearing before Jusi- ice Nippert Monday. lie plead guilty and was given sixty days in jail or a fine of $125. At the present time he is confined in the jail, as he seems to prefer that to paying the money. FIVE GO TO JOIN NAVY Four Pet - ma Boys and One From Plains Secure Permission to Enlist. more Sanders county boys se- cv-ed permission -from the local ex- -emotion board to enlist this week, and hi it Wednesday• fog Spokane to join tl e naval service. 'They are: Chester Davenport, Penna. Loyal Keough, Pei'ma. \ Lawrence Griffin,_Uernia. Leon Lail, Pernsa.. Harry* Scott; Plains. The Perma bays were given a send- off by their home folks Monday_even- ing and upon their arrival here were met by several who were serving on the jury and entertained until their departure. • The orders Of the exemption board now permit them tet release those subject to draft for enlistment in the followng branches aside from the navy: Coast artillery, Fort Logan, Colo. Medical department, Fr Riley, Kas. Infantry, Camp Green, Charlotte, NC. Sp -- the lation corps, Vancouver gar- gce production department of racks, Wash. With possibly one exceptigh, these are ,the only places that can receive voluntary enlistments from the reg- istered men and' those who do not care to enter any of the branches named, will be called for service by the war department as their services arc required. COUNTY BUREAU ORGANIZED John R. Kruger of Plains Chosen as the First President at Fri- day Meeting. The organization of the county Farm Bureau was practically com- pleted at the meeting held at Plains last Friday. The constitution and by- laws were not adopted' at that time, but a committee consisting of Jas. elf Ind Wm. Meany was appointed to draw up the articles and, they will be ratified by the eitecutive committee at a later date. The meeting was attended by rep- resentatives from practically every Farming comunity in the county. The first order of business was a banquet served by the ladies of the Plains valley, who - aemonstrated very con- vincingly that food regulations can be observed without Interfering in t !cast with an appetizing meal. Music was furnished during the supper by the Plains Juvenile band. Before the election of officers, County Agent F. M. Hillman briefly explained the purposes and aims of the Bureau, and Prof. F. S. Cooley of Bozeman, also gave a talk. The following officers were chosen: President -J. R. Kruger. Vice -president -C.. C. Willis. Secrefaiy-Jai M. Self. Treasurer-Geo. A. Helterine. These, with the addition of Mr. Finklenberg of Whitepine, - Mrs. Lizzie Lynch of Plains, and Miss Gladys Brown, form the executive committee. In explanation of the fact that the officers all reside near Plains, the rea- son is to make poiatble the attend- ance of a majority of the executive committee when it is necessary to hold a meeting, and to expediate the ordinary business of the Bureau. Twelve new members were secured during the evening, making a total to late of more than 300. Noxon is away in the lead in this respect, hav- ing 0 members, but a membership drive will probably be inaugurated in the near future and it is hoped to in- terest every farmer in the county in the work of the organization. • WILL \GO FER\ THE GOPHERS Meetings to Consider Plans for Ex- terminating Little Pests to Be Held. Definite plans for proceeding against the 'troublesome little ground squirrels or gophers will be worked out at a series of meetings to be held in the western part of the county commencing Friday. It has been de- termined by experimentation that the best time to tackle this problem is in the spring when they first come out and steps are being taken at this time to interest as many ranchers as pos- sible -in co-operating with each other so that a real effective campaign can be waged at the proper time. County Agent Hillman has arranged to have a man front ths s .college at Bozeman, who devotes his time to this problem, in attendance at' the meetings to explain the manner of mixing a formula for poison and ap- plying it,. and it is hoped to get a progfam worked out and to secure the orders for the poison at this time. It wip be possible to obtain quantity prices by - bunching the orders and everything will be in readiness to go over the top as soon as the rodents put in 'an appearance. The meetings so far arranged are as follows: Heron -Friday, March tat, it t.o'clock, railroad time. Noxon -Saturday, March end, at 2 o'clock, railroad time. Thompson Fall s - Monday, March 4th, at 2:30 o'clock, at the Rex theatre. Further meetings will . be . arrang,c1 1, , r later dates at points 'Where the ranchers indicate a desire to takehold of the problem. • Relax and Rest. The haat of relaxing Is an excellent One, eimeelally just a while previinf , to sleeping (tine, for In this way one - prepares the - udtel and body .'or that subconscious laliqe which restores health and vitality. One way to In- duce relakiitIon awl sleep Is a fresh wholesome condition of body, and so the matter of the dolly bath Is an Im- portant detail to he considered. In- deed, very often wlam body and mind seem too weary to rest the hot or cold bath Droves the one thing that wit* Induce sleep, for, besides cleansing the body, It settles and calms the nerves, and consequently invites relaxation. NOTICE TO CREDITORS State of Montima, Caunty of San- ders, ss. Estate of Benjamin Soule, deceased: Notice is hereby given by the un- dersigned administrator of the estate of Benjamin Soule, deceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them, wth the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the said administrator at the County Clerk's office at Thompson Falls, \Mantana the sante being the place for the transaction of the business of,said estate in the county of San- ders, State of Montana. Dated February 23, 1918. JOHN F. McKAY, Administrator of the estate of 2-4 Benjamin Soule, deceased. - NOTICE OF CLOSING OF REG- ISTRATION BOOKS Notice is hereby given that pur- suant to Section 18 of Chapter 113 Eleventh Session Laws, the Great Register of Sanders County will be closed for a period of ten days from and after March 19, 1918, on account of city elections to be held in the town of Plains and the town of Thompson Falls, April 1, 1918. Electors may register for the en- suing election by appearing before the County Clerk at his office, or by appearing before a Justice of thi Peace or a Notary Public in thi manner provided by law. Dated at Thompacm Falls, Mon- tana, this 14th day of February, A. D. 1918. (Seal) JOHN F. McKAY, ' County Clerk and Ex-Oftiio 52-4 County Registrar NOTICE OF AND CALL FOR BIDS 'Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Sanders County, Montana, will re- ceive sealed bids for the performance of the duties of County Health Of- ficer for the period of one year from and after March 4, 1918. All bids must be placed in a plain envelope, sealed and marked on the outside \Bid for Health Officer\ and addressed to \John. F. McKay, Coun- ty Clerk, Thompson Falls, Montana.\ Said sealed bids will be meek cd up to 9 o'clock a. in., Monday, March 4, 1918. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. By order of the Board of County Commissioners of Sanders County, Montana. Attest: JOHN F. McKAY, Clerk NOTICE FOE PUBLICATION , Department of the Interior, U. S Land Office at Missoula, Montana, ream. ary 11, 1918. No. °MOO Notice is hereby given that Lewis L. Loveland of Noon. Montana, who. on Sept. 3, 1912, made homestead entry No. 04230 for list 1-491. S614 SW% SE% SW%, SE% SEld SW%, NE% SE% SE% SW 1 4.81% SW% SE%. SW% NE% SW% SEla, 8% SW% BE% SE%. SW% BE% SE% SE14, See. 27, T. 26 N.. R. 33 W. M..11., has filed notice of in- tention to make 6 -year proof untie, new law, to establish claim to the land shove deseribed,.before W. PI Nippon. a I.1. S. C'emmtssioner at Thompson Falls, Mon- tana, on the let day of April. 191.5. Claimant names as witnesses A. W. Saint. Albert Sands, William Hayes, James Brookway, all of Noxon. Montana. KRANK M. MclIAPFIE, 52-5 Register NOTICE POE PUBLICATION Department of the interior. U. S. Land Office at Missoula. Montana, Fibre- ary 11, IOU!. No. 0511414 ot44******444443 * - *****4444 , 44 4 / 4 4VF*Au3uP3-V34 , 4444444 , VNE44tx ' 4. Notice Is hereby Oven that Arthur Hampton of Noxon. Montana, who. on February 13;1,911, made home dead entry No. 03164. for 13Wl4 NWid. lot 5. Sec. 24, T. 28 N., R. 33 W. M. M., has filed nptice of intention to make R -year proof Uhder old law, to establish elilm to the land above described, before . E. Nip - pert, a U. S. Commissioner. at Thomp- son Falls, Montana, on the hit day of April, 1918. Claimant names as witnesses: George H. Buck, George 11.. Phillips. C. It. Weare, C. E. Munson. all of Noxon. Mon tans. FRANK M. McHXFF1E, 52-6 Resister BOARD PROCEEDINGS Proceedings of the Board of Coun- ty Commissioners at Regular Monthly Session Feb. 4th. (Continued from last week) Road Fund I. L. Swett, road work_____ 45.0C A Child's Savings May Shorten The War 4. 4. 4. ;41 4. t i 4. 4. 4. 0 * • - a LC...a • Thia s iteWv7;,1;, The war is costing the combined allies more than $30,000,000 an hour. The daily fate of this huge sum is simple waste. A shortening of the war by days or even hours would mean the redemption of colossal waste. We must bend every financial ef- fort towards shortening the war. Every small amount invested by a child in Thrift Stamps tends to- wards this end. The influence of every Thrift Stamp purchased is a little momentum toward earlier vic- tory. Thus a child's savings may be in- strumental in definitely shortening :.;;•E ; this war and in saving many times its own value in money, to say noth- ing interest -bearing Thrift Stamps instead of merely hoarding his pen- nies in a tin bank. ing of conserving human life. Encourage your child to invest in Thrift Stamps cost 25 cents each and may be bought at the postoffice, from your mail carrier and at most stores. Advertisement Paid for and Donated by *********** ***** VCALLUX - 1,.. , arIr The Thompson Falls Power Company Buy Another WAR SAVINGS STAMP Doing Our Part Did you ever notice the difference between the size of a crowd in a store Saturday afternoon and other days of the week? The telephone company is now serving a \Saturday afternoon crowd\ every day. Since the war began the business activity of the country has been expanding with abnormal rapidity. This has required constantly more and more telephone service for the business houses. Complete telephone systems have been built and are maintained at more than fifty training camps over the country. This has taken a tremendous amount of equipment and the services of a large number of skilled telephone men. Many of our men are constantly engaged in installing and maintain- ing the equipment used only by the Government in this country. In addition to this, our Government needed skilled telephone men in the prosecution of the war, and these could be furnished only by the telephone companies of the country. In spite of the war and what it has meant to this company in the increased number of telephone messages to handle, the enlistment of so many of our trained men, the shortage of equipment and the high cost of materials - In spite of all these obstacles, we are meeting the needs of the public for telephone service in a remarkably successful way. The Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co. Pete C. Carter, unloading cin- ders 252.00 N. I. Hurt, road work .. 3.00 Harry Wilson, road work 3.00 E. D. Peek & Co., road supplies 41.90 Fity DeClare, road work 6.00 A. M. Cottrill, road work 24.00 W. A. Eplin, road work......_ 6. 00 1. W. Longstaff, road work... 51.00 H. Swanson, road work 75.75 Wm. Roe, road work 36.(() Allen Roe, road work C. W. Haget-e'road work and supervisor 129.00 Frank McKiernan, road work 6.00 Win M. Ross, road work ...:.. 18.00 Gordon Lyons, road work____. 9.00 Ralph Hegel, road work.._a-- 54.00 1. C. Davidson, road work 51.00 Walter Scott, road work and supervisor 57.00 Fred Butte, road work 9.00 H. A. Robinson. road work 3.00 Clarence Hagel, road work 92.00 First State Bank, Thompson Falls, collecting road bonds 4.00 Peter Bornhorst, refund taxes 4.00 Philo Gregg, road work 18.00 Anton Groves, -.road work 60.00 John O'Donnell,' road work 49.00 Otto H. Spies, refund taxes__ 4.00 A. I.. Morrison. road work 15.00 Dennis Burke, road work.... -57.00 Dennis Burke, road work___ - _-. 24.00 Carl Christenson, road work-. 36.00 W. W. Starr, road work______ 12.00 John 0. Donnell, road work__ 30.00 Sidney. Nolen, road work__ 9.00 Carl Christensen, road work__ 54.00 Adloir Barry. road work_-__ 1545 Contingent Fund. Wm. Tierney, salary 125.00 Wan. Strom, clerk of courts- 150.00 John F. McKay, salary...... . -166.67 J. H. McKay, deputy clerk... -100.00 Jas. H. Green, assessor - -. 125 - 00 E. L. Stackhouse, treasurer --166.67 H. E. Jones, salary ...... - 67.60 Wade R. Parks, salary----- 62.50 J, I,. Hartman, salary ..... -_187.50 Roy Hart, salary 125.00 Dan Disbrow, salary -.100.00 Gladys Brown, salary. -----100.00 Geo. Burson, janitor salary 75.00 J. R. KRUGER, Chairman of Board of County Commissioners of Sanders County, Montana. Attest: JOHN F. McKAY, Clerk.