July 28


1914: Foxtrot first danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, in NYC,
by Harry Fox.

1932: “White Zombie” – first feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Bela Lugosi is released in the U.S.

1945: “Elevator girl” Betty Lou
Oliver survives falling 75 stories after fog causes a US bomber plane to crash into the Empire State
Building, breaking the cables
supporting the elevator she was operating. This remains a world
record for the longest survived
elevator fall.

1964: Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces Academy Award-winning
actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after
32 days of marriage.

July 29


1905: U.S. Secretary of War William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese
free rein in Korea in return for
non-interference with the US in
the Philippines.


1928: Test footage first created for Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” with Mickey Mouse.

1973 Led Zeppelin have more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety deposit box at the New York Hilton

2015: Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


July 30


1884: Nonpareil Dempsey [John Edward Kelly] fights George Fulljames, possibly the 1st middleweight fight with boxing gloves.

1932: X Summer Olympic Games open in Los Angeles, Calif.

1935: 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution.

1954: Elvis Presley joins the
Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71.

1976: Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman’s volleyball.

2003: The last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.



July 31


1912: U.S. government
prohibits movies and photos of prize fights (censorship).

1928: Halina Konopacka of Poland hurls discus world record 39.62m
to win first gold medal in women’s Olympic athletics at the Amsterdam Games; American Lillian Copeland and Ruth Sveberg of Sweden take minor medals.

1959: Cliff Richard and the Shadows have their 1st British No. 1 single with “Living’ Doll” (biggest British single of 1959).

1978: Cincinnati infielder Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to
extend his hitting streak to 44 games as Reds edge Atlanta Braves, 3-2;
ties Willie Keeler’s 81-year-old NL record.


August 1


1774: English chemist Joseph
Priestley discovers oxygen by
isolating it in its gaseous state.

1936: XI Summer Olympic Games are opened by Adolph Hitler in Berlin.

1960: Aretha Franklins 1st recording session.

1976: Actress Elizabeth Taylor’s
6th divorce from actor Richard
Burton (their 2nd divorce together).

1981: MTV premieres at 12:01 a.m.


August 2


1864: Saratoga Racecourse, America’s oldest Thoroughbred racetrack, opens its inaugural meet with four days of racing.

1937: Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its
by-products illegal.

1973: “American Graffiti”, directed by George Lucas and starring
Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland.

2018: Apple becomes the first
American public listed company
to reach $1 trillion in value.


August 3


1492: Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the “Indies.”

1909: MLB umpire Tim Hurst
instigates a riot by spitting in the face of A’s 2nd baseman Eddie
Collins who had questioned a call;
2 weeks later Hurst banned for life.

1955: Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing, Le Mans disaster & Bill Vukovich death at Indianapolis contributing factors.


Richard Jakel is supplying the city with vegetables. They’re the best.

J.L. Getner is doing some work on his crazy man placer of Libby creek.

Mrs. F.M. Leonard has gone to Medical Lake, Wash., for the benefit of her health.

Wm. Phillips is doing some development work on the Blacktail for Sanford and Grubb.

Dr. G.W. David, dentist and optician, is in the city with a view to locating permanently.

Chas. Sanders has made a new discovery of some promise between Deep creek and Cherry.

Edward Michaud, one of the South Libbyites, has secured a position at the Shaughnessy Hill.

E.G. Pond’s hay crop is in excellent condition this season and bids fair to
produce a 100 ton yield.

A tree fell across the track between Libby and Flower creek last Sunday, tearing down all the wires.

Augustus will have a fine crop this season. He has one of the very best ranches in the country.

Mr. Vangilder sports a handsome saphyr which he found while digging a well on his place in South Libby.

John Kearney is doing some work on Rainy creek for Butte Parties. Rainy Creek property is showing up well.

A.L. Jaqueth was in the city this week looking over the new road. He also purchased a lot in South Libby.

Sam Pratt and Othello Wright are tapping beer and catching fish on Pipe Creek. They have so far caught two bear and one lion.

Geo. H. Williamson, who owns a large poulty ranch below town, has lately added an incubator to his brood and is hatching chickens by machinery.


Several car loads of
Libby lumber is being used at Jennings, some of it in the construction of new boats. The workmen there pronounce it superior to sound lumber.

A good milk cow
belong’ng to Mrs. Cowell, was fatally wounded
Tuesday by being hit by an engine pulling a trainload of sheep bound east. The accident occurred in the town limits.

The children have been gathering wild strawberries this past week. At the Snow Shoe mine, only a few hours ride, the children are play-

ing snow ball and riding
on toboggans. Quite a

John G. Geiger has returned from a seven weeks trip over Montana and is now more pleased with Libby than ever. Since his return, he has received a letter from D.A. Boehme at Juneau, Alaska, stating that Mr. Geiger’s brother had left that point for Youcon in February, a thing never before tackled by way any other man. He further states that authentic parties inform him that nothing like the Cloundyke has ever been known before in the history of the world.

Too much praise cannot be given these who brought about the project, to the engineers who laid out, and to those who contributed to the erection and building of the new road from Libby to Siver Cable mine. It is such an improvement over all other roads leading to the mining districts south of us that there is no such thing as comparison. The new road follows a natural pass and the grade is so gradual the entire distance that it is hardly discernable. It resembles more bicycle track or a railway road than a mountain wagon road. It will be a benefit and a blessing to the enire minig districts south of us.