The Sanders County Independent-Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.) 1918-1959, November 14, 1918, Image 1

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• pernaa s .4: • • - '4....;.Asvz.tzsratzviszt-= . Artr'* - or- attbrito Toutttg 311tbrpritbrr±‘ 7:4).grr REACHES MORE SANDERS COUNTY READERS THAN ANY OTHER PAPER THE SANDERS COUNTY LEDGER, VOLUME 14, NO. 39. THOMPSON FALLS, MONTANA, THURSDAY, JOHN HE BERT A VICTIM OF \FLU\ POPULAR YOUNG THOMPSON FALLS MAN PASSED AWAY TUESDAY MORNING. LEAVES WIFE AND SMALL CHILD Funeral Held at Catholic Church Thursday Morning—Business Houses Close Dur- ing Services. Pneumonia, growing out of the in- fluenza, claimed another. Thompson Falls citizen Tuesday, when John Hebert passed away very suddenly after apparently havitin , recovered from the illness. He had been con- fined to his home for several days with the attack but was feeling so much better Monday that he could not resist the desire to join in the celebration of the signing of the ar- mistice. The ,activity and exposure were too much for him in his con- valescent state, and the following morning pneumonia set in. Within half an hour from the ti-ne his con- dition became alarming, he succumb- ed. The funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Catholic church, Father Donohue conducting requiem high - mass. The arrange- ments were in charge of the Modern Woodman Lodge of whicifthe was a member, and l a . E. Smith, A. J. Dor- ris, Williath Breyette, Earl Whalen, Roland Angst and Charles Lux act- ed as pallbearers. Notwithstanding the epidemic, ,he church was well filled with friends desiring to pay their last respects to the departed, and many .beautiful floral tributes were in epidence. As a further tribute the business houses were closed dur- ing the services. Interment was made in the Thompson Falls cemer tery. John Hebert was the son .. of Mr. • and Mrs. Renir Hebert and was born at Madawaska, Me., on September 23, 1889. His youth and early man- hood were spent in New England and in eastern Canada, but four years ago be came west and \ settled in Thompson Falls, where he establish-, ed himself in the barbering businesa, continuing his residence here until his death. On April 23, 1916 he was united in marriage to Miss Esther Wild of Eddy, who with a young son, John Hebert, Jr., is left to mourn his loss. He also leaves his aged s parents, six brothers and four sisters. One brother, Charles Hebett of Missoula, was able to be present at the funeral, two are in the service of the country and the other members of the family reside in the east. Johnny, as he was familiarly known, was very popular among his business acquaintances and friends. He was a straightforward, square young man who commanded the are- spect of all with whom he came in contact, and who formed many strong .and lasting friendships by his constant good humor and natural whole-heartedness. He took great pride in the little home he had es- tablished, and worked steadily and faithfully to supply those dearest to DRAFT CALLS CANCELLED Signing of Armistice Makes Differ- ence in Work of Local Board— Seven Notified Not to Come The signing of the armistice has resulted in an order to the Local Board for Sanders county, in com- mon with boards all over the coun- try, to cancel all draft calls which had been made or were ordered for the near future. Seven general service men who had been summoned to re- port Thursday and would have been sent to Fort Worden, Wash., were accordingly notified that they would not be required to appear. Other changes made include the discontinuing 'of 'classifying the 18 year old registrants and those from 37 to 45 years of age. The work will be completed, however, for those who come ,within the ages of 19 to 36. Questionaires have been sent to all who registered the last time, but those who come within the ages first Mentioned need do nothing further about . filling them out. Those be- longing to the 19 to 36 class who have not completed theirs must do so as soon as possible, as though nothing. had happened. DIXON BOY GIVES LIFE James McCullum Listed as Killed in Action on The Fields of France Another Sanders county boy ha,s\ laid down his la; for his country and has earned a place on the na- tion's roll of honor. The name of James McCanum of Dixon has. . ap peared during the past week on the list of those killed in action. The Dixon Herald has the following con- cerning him: \Just as the great war is seeming- ly over, comes the, sad news of the death of James McCallum, Dixon's first soldier to give his life for his country. \His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. McCallum, who reside on a ranch east of Dixon, received a letter from their soldier boy some six weeks ago saying he expected to go on the firing line soon and the telegram from the War Department announcing his death is the neict news to the fam- ily. James was one of a family of fourteen children four of whom were in the service of their eountry, but the young man who has \gone west„ fighting in the cause of humanity was the only one to cross over to Franc t ea \Deceased was born in Minnesota and was 22 years of age. He came here with his parents a few years ago and was one of the most re- spected young men in the communi- ty. The bereaved family has the sin- cere sympathy of the entire valley in the loss of this stalwart, young sol- dier. Their grief is only mitigated by the fact that he was one of the thousands of our boys who laid down their lives in a just and noble cause.\ 1 him with the necessities and com- forts of life. • Coming as he did from French an- cestry, he was deeply interested in everything connected with the great war, and was an enthusiastic sup- porter of alp war activities and a cheerful contributor to the demands of his country. His joy at the final outcome was responsible for the re- lapse which resulted in his death. In every respect he was the type of citizen that makes a community better and more pleasant -place to live in, and his loss is deeply reiret- ted by all who knew him. WAR WORK FUND COMES SLOWLY COMMITTEES LABOR UNDER HANDICAP BECAUSE OF SICKNESS. $13 - 50 IS REPORTED TO DA Need for Money Increases With Ending of Hostilities and Cam- paign Will Continue Un- til Money Is leaised The United War Work campaign by which Sanders county hopes to raise $2,500 for the seven organiza- tions engaged in ministering to the welfare and comfort of the soldiers, and sailors, has shown signs of lag- ging, according to Chairman W. A: Barto. Thus far only $1350 has been reported from the different commun- ities, which' is little more than half of the amount asked and less thi,n half of the 50 per cent over -sub- scription desired. -•There is little doubt that the full amount will be raised, as it is not 'planned to let the campaign stop un- til the goal is reached. It is realized that the committees have been work- ing under a handicap because of the sickness, and also because some seem to think that the need for funds has ceased with the signing of the armis- tice, but the members of the com- mittees and those who have not yet contributed are urged to get together at the earliest possible time, so that the county's great retord in war work may not be spoiledain the hour of victory. It should be understood that al- though active hostilities have ceased\. at least for the present, that very fact makes the need for this fund greater instead of less. The men will have to be kept on foreign soil for many months yet and without the incentive of being able to take an oc- casional crack at the Huns, they will chafe under the necessity of remain- ing away from home. They will have more time from military duty and are likely to relax from the strain which they have been under, so that amusements and diversions must be supplied to keep their spirits up and Prevent them from seeking the ques- tionable forms of entertainment. Everyone who has relatives and friends in the service—and few have not—should feel more than ever they must suisport them and provide them with the things they require. It is time to rally and show them that we are not going to lay down on them the minute they have wiped out the danger that threatened us. A CARD OF THANKS Through the columns of the Inde- pendent -Ledger we desire to express our gratitude to the many kind friends and neighbors who have so generously assisted us in recovering from the shock and financial loss sustained by the recent destruction of our home by fire. We certainly hope that it will nev- er be the lot of any of you to be found listlessly Stratching among the ashes and debris of your destroyed honie. Sineerely yours, MR. AND MRS. A. N. BROOKS. NOVEMBER 14, 1918 POSTPONES CALLING JURY Judge Duncan Will Not Set Trial Calendar Until Influenza Epi- demic Subsides. Judge Dunfian, who presided at a ,Iirier session of the district court tali week announced that he will not set the trial calendar or summon a jaty, even to dispose of the criminal cases, until the epidemic of influenza sabsides. He expects to come down again in the course of a couple of weeks and if cpnditions have improv- ed sufficiently will take up the matter again at that time. The following matters were dis- posed of: • Francis W. 'Lawler was granted a divorce from Thelma M. Lawler' at - 'the testimony of ate plaintiff and ha sister, Mrs. E. Johnson of Para- dise, had been heard. Cruel and in- human treatment were the grounds upon which the decree was granted. Sirs. Lawler did not appear to con- test. A final account was made and ap- proved by Clara Belle Angst, ad- ministratrix for the estate of Addi- son N. Coleman. In the estate of Frank Markle the final accounting of the administrator, J W. Markle, was approved and dis- tribution ordered. In the case of Camiel Vandersteede vs. August Wagner, a suit to quiet title, the demurrer to the complaint aS overruled and defendant was given 30 days in which to answer. In the case of H. N. Goetz vs. Fay Gentry, a motion to strike the ans- wer to the complaint was taken un- der advisement and the defendant was given leave to amend the ans- wer. In the cast of Luctta Somers vs. the Thompson Falls Mercantile Co., leave was granted the defendunt to file an amended demurrer. Upon written application, drawn at the attorney general's office, the apnory attorney was granted leaVe- to fide a direct complaint against C. R. AVeare on a charge of sedition, Bail was fixed at $1000. The court's attention was called to the violation by John F. McKay of the injunction restraining him from preparing and distributing the ballots and including the question of the county seat election on tire notices. A motion was made that he be or- dered to 'allow cause why he should not be adjudged in contempt, but the judge decided to hold the matter in abeyance for the present because of McKay's illness. The question will undoubtedly come up again at a lat- er date.' JAS. ALCORN DROPPED DEAD Lumberjack at Heater's Camp Ex- pired at Jail Where He Was Being Cared For. James Alcorn, who had been work- ing in the woods for Perry Heater at Trout Creek, dropped dead at the county jail Sunday evening from heart trouble, brought on, it is thought, by a combination of influ- enza and over -indulgence in liquor while doctoring himself. He had been ailing for several days and was brought in that morning by Mr. Heater when it was apparent that he needed attention. The deceased was a man of about 40 years and was a stranger in these parts. Efforts were made to locate a sister at Spokane, but without suc- cess. The hotly was taken in charge by Coroner McCaffery and burial was made at Plains. THE INDEPENDENT -ENTERPRISE, VOL. 3; NO. 27. DEATH CLAIMS NOXON WOMAN MRS. GEO. PHILLIPS PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY AT MISSOULA ANOTHER VICTIM OF INFLUENZA Leaves Husband, Two Children, Par- ents, Two Sisters and Brother to Mourn Her Loss. Mrs. Enid Bunn Phillips, wife of George Phillips of Noxon, passed away Wednesday morning at the Sacred Heart hospital at Missoula after an illness of about ten days. She was a victim of the influenza plague which has been sweeping the country. The body was returned to Noxon where funeral services were conducted Friday by Rev. A. E. Hummer of Thompson Falls and in- terment made in the cemetery at that place. The following obituary is furnished . by her sister, Mrs. Jose- phine Bunn White: Jessita Enid Bunn was born in Neinaha County,Kansas, August 8th, 1889. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Bunn antibcr childhood was spirit in the open prairies of beautiful Kansas, where she roamed the upland pastures with her two little sisters, in search of the first daisies and Easter flowers. When she was fourteen of age the family moved to Creek Nation, Ok- lahoma, where the father engaged in the saw -mill business. With the other children she often helped at the mill or countea luniiper. Here her happy girlhood days were spent in the beatrutiful woods, roaming out- doors in summer or helping a neigh- bor's family of . children pick their little crop of cortcm. In winter with her two sisters and one little brother she searched for and climbed the trees to secure the beautiful garlands of mistletoe which the Southern woods bore in abun- dance, or skated on the little pond near the mill, when the much prized ice appeared. In summer with her brother she found the wild turkey's nest, made long trip , \ after blackberries or picked the wild grapes and straw- berries of this fruitful country. She loved the outdoors and could °fen be found as a prancing horse drawing the little wagon with her brother, and with hint she construct- ed numerous bridges and roads for their use. Here too came ,the first blush of woman -hood, the first beau, the first lover. With him she attended the Baptist Church and Young People's meetings. But all this passed away as a dream as the time and fortunes bore the family to far off Montana, where, grown to beautiful woman -hood she met and loved George Phillips, her devoted husband, whom despite op- position of friends and parents she bravely nursed thru a severe attack of small -pox, unchaperoned. When he had regained his health, on the niaht of Feb. 26, 1908, their friends gathered at the family homestead, merrily beneath thal stormy sky to Complete bfficial Election Returns ' U. S. Senator A ssociate Justice State Auditor • Repres'ntative i n Congress R. R. Commissioner State Senator Rep. in Statel Legislature r) 2 g . at C es • a Treasurer Clerk and Recorder s. g . -, cn n County Attorney v)v , a- \a 2. Surveyor Public - Administrator Coroner . . r . .. ' Cooper .. Porter 1 F: ai• Linderman Kane !Dwight Gladden Johnson Stackhouse es. Green a. . 'Schultz Laughlin 0 Good 7-) r7 4 \ ‘G P aradise .____ Plains ......... Eddy • Thompson .- Oliver Gluch Whitepine ,-- Trout Creek Heron ..._.: Perma _.....-...- Dixott __a.-- Camas .. ........ __ S Green Sprin 1 L .2 Total 31 202 5 137 10 16 28 71 28 35 40 90 52'5L43$ 271 W:M 1 17 100 .8 ISO 5 17 47 22 11 16 45l 23' .5 ILI 1 497 29 106 14 46 .19 441 36 39 21 I „ 8. 41 „177 12 136 14 24 33 36 29 a ; 17 5 ? \ 76 205 72 163 17 36 70 52 24 5 601 , '1 til \ . ..PI; 371 1921 12 1 12 15 42 57 26 28 4 56 1 t i ,. 25 161 11 14 91 22 52 34 19 40 9 20 2 16 10 19i 7 4 8 4 1 47 211t 14 162 23 32, 47 77 29 720 fil 77''74 3 • 21 ' 158 10 136 7 26 55 - 11 20 25 5 5 9 2 I 14 .37 217 14 128 221 321,-a. 48 81 33 37 Ill 3 1 i 3 2.3 .149 11 171 6. 45 28 16 23 ; 5 1 6 9 19 3 11 5 12 7 -. 4 4 2 1 , 4.61 290 11 72 29 35 41 81 28 20 1 5 44 73 33 .20:;.1 55 271 109 15 230 4 33 6 ' 29 45 1 .1 5 0 ' 10t 41 185 18 80 26 40 35 7 3; -3Z 1(10 8 ,.. 77 14 14 AL 31 199 9 206 6 26 63 . 1 6 33 1 4 3 42 1 11 .9 42 317 14 68 31 30 34 3 ( 1 45 11 ;1 107 .31 22 -, 42 28 77 13 252 .3 40 74 ;; 17 , f, 17 .15 If t\15 11 1 ) . 20.1•1156-701\ 35 230 18 203 27 60 60 . 8 7 ° 1 281 41 1.32 89 32 18 aVii 40 179 10 117 7 13 50 l t. / 361 , 58 fet 35 121 14 \ 35 178 14 131 20 32 45 7 4i 28 ' k 146. , 544 40) '' , 1 .19- a lit 953 , 38 12 169 12 29 54 ? 30 52 46 67 . Ido 8 204 431 118 18 2,2 36 2 9 4 34 53 7 . 8 461 • 1/11 • .-‘140 la Mk., 19 182 29 203 14 52 95 63 2Sfl 1 29 71 11 11 193 18 79 27 22 37 i f i 30131 57171 11 66 38 81 , 50 171 213 571 2461 5 50 75 7 4 28 8711 510 Rt1 23 isJI 5 1 224 311_ 4111'224 22 21 il 27 3421 6_71 1341 661 331 1 , -201, 4014. 15 107 20 . 5 41 f s il 1 52 29 431 , 10/. 7 1 0 7 641 221 551 5 22 fg 15 5 211 2911 70 .2 1 '5 .1 ' 31 16 291 54 174 25 43 g 43 ' 43 54 155 1 9 . 23 1 I fl 4 3 1 9 112 23 144 8 29 ;1 3 14 19 /I 41 31 22 HI 1 10 65 '32 144 9 28 .3 5; 5 4 28 24 35 '95 58 18 12 , 23 18 332 41 164 23 37 65 It15 34 87 87 624 24 . 1 !•3 15 209 38 164 15 .41 52 29 30 52 116 71 , 26 . 11 r4164 11 142 28 146 -16 23 i3 27 22 57 62 41 17 1 . 5 21 19 3.14 64 214 23 51 T ) 7 0 49 49 76 163 94 38 27 47 9 1 8., . s . i 6331 1314 87.F3‘31 1138 795119201 1374105911 8591 7001274111221 6391 67011111 '839 73911415 SECOND PEACE CELEBRATION News of Ending of Hostilities Mon- day the Signal foc a General Holida 7. As as the run's flashed over the wire. Alonday tli it the armistice had been .igned, a 1:,.n,ral holiday was declared ard the o Isitiroa hous- es closed to celebrate the real thing this time. The pleasure brought by the realization that at last the war was over and the boys would no longer have to face the murderous machine guns or risk the poison gas attacks of the enemy was every- where evident. In the afternoon all who were able gathered at the court house square to join in singing patriotic songs and listen to an address by S. G. Skula- son. The opportunity to start off the United War Work Fund cam- paign was too good to be passed up, and after a short talk on the subject by W. A. Barb, over $400 was pledg- ed in the course of a few minutes for the benefit of the boys who had helped to win the great victory. As the news spread, people from the country began to come in until in the evening a large crowd had as- sembled. A big bonfire was touched off, every noise making -device imag- inable was produced and set in ac- tion, and everyone did his best to express his joy in the most approved manner. Later in the evening the young folks gathered at tee Rink hall and, fogctting all about the influenza for the time being, enjoyed a lively dance, which lasted until the early hours of the morning. The celebration, while entirely im- promptu, was a good expression of the American's mate love of peace_ He will fight if compelled to, but is more than glad to quit when he has won his point LITTLE CHANGE IN RETURNS Official Count kids to Disclose Any Serious Mistakes in First Reports. The official canvass of election returns' by the county commissioners the first of the week failed to dis- close any serious mistakes in the re- sults as unofficially announced. A few small changes were found which made a difference in the total vote received by some of the candidates, but nothing which would affect the general results. J. W. Gladden's lead over N. P. Howes was increased from six to ten votes, which, at the rate the sol- diers' ballots are coming in, will probably insure his election., Jean- ette Rankin lost six votes, 'Van Ars- dol eight, Skulason one, Ross 42 and Good 45. Evans gained one, Poland 15 and Laughlin five. The total vote in the county for the special measures was found to be as follows: For the issuance of elevator bonds, 879; against, 422. or the amendment to exempt mortgages front taxation, 910; against 438. For Initiative Measure No. 12, re- lating to chiropractors, 732; against, 550. The complete official vote in tabu- lar form is given on this page. tel witness the marriage of the lovers. After a short honeymoon in Spo- kane they 'returned to Noxon where they made their happy home. Two sturdy boys were born to bless this ho-ne. Clinton now aged nine and Leslie aged six. On the third of November, Mrs. Phillips was taken ill with the dread influenza sod grew rapidly worse till death came to release her from her sufferings, Nov. 13, at 10 a. m. at the Sacred Heart hospital, at Misoula, Mont., where she had been taken by her husband, while there was still hope that she might recover. At 6, a. m. November 13th, messages came front the husband, that she was very low and her parents prepared to go to her but ere they had begun their journey they received a mes- sage that she had gone on a longer journey to a happier land. She leaves a loving husband and two little boys to mourn the loss of a wife and mother, a saddened fath- er and mother, two sorrowing sisters, so near her own age, and a brother whp mast come home. from France to find tilt playmate of his youth gone. While one tear4 fall, we haMt only tender memories of the dear depart. • ed one. 7Sweet and forgiting unto death, Patient and 16,4111e Iliftli.Atter; lint* rairupss,

The Sanders County Independent-Ledger (Thompson Falls, Mont.), 14 Nov. 1918, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.