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VOLUME 1. CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY,. MONTANA;,', FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1897. NUMBER . 10. . BOBT. VAN WYCK’S POLICY. What He Proposes to Do When He Takes The Office as Mayor o f x Greater New York. TO PUT DEMOCRATS IN OFFICE Stands By The Democratic Platform His Letter of Acceptance to Be Closely, Followed. * * Judge Robert Van Wyck, now mayor-elect of Greater New York, in an interview, said: “The election is over, the polls ar^ closed, the ballots counted, the Dem ocracy has been victorious, and I am, I learn, by popular choice, the mayor- to-be of the city of Greater New York. “At the outset I want to call the general eye again to the Democratic platform and to my letter of accept ance. By these I staud-r-those prin ciples therein set forth I will do my utmost to foster; the promises to the last letter I will keep/ “As-we\begin this our first’ year of Greater New York there is much to do. Liberty must be restored to the citizens, the protection of his rights must be resumed, the pillage of pub lic money ‘must cease, extravagance must be discountenanced, waste must stop, schools must be built, streets must be .reclaimed from chaos, taxes brought to a proper level. * Private interest has too long governed this city. It must give way to public good. “The government of a city, as I un- - derstaud it, has naught of sentiment about it; it is the merest business. We must get the most good ’ for the least'hioriey.; % No'-mari.\' n/ustibe .op1 presped; his liberty must last invio late, his life a> d property 'must be protected, the broad purpose of city government must be carried out, the greatest good, to the greatest number must ever be the star to steer by. “City government is the merest business, and to .make it successful and to reach the ends at which we aim, all the officers of the city, .wheth er they be mayor, judges, police, or what you will, must serve the city, -not ruin it. The people must rule, the officials must execute the peoples will. To make the business of city government a triumph to the citizen, it is further required (hat every officer, however high or however low, must be honest and fit. He must know his duty, he must briug probity and faith an honor to their discharge. “ We are overtaxed; this must be looked to and the taxes trimmed down. When every city need is met we will get what we cau. “There is nothing in the line of im provement that cau make this city better to live in than the people are now entitled to and do not want. The New York public is not niggardly; it wauts every benefit, every advantage, and is willing to pajr for them. What the people do object to is waste and robbery. “ The efforts of trusts or monoplies, or combinations, whether corporate or private, to control trade, choke competition and fleece the citizens by false, high prices, will be withstood and beaten down. “ Every child must have the right to go to school. Nor shall the school system cease of enlargement, until every possible pupil can find the full est accommodations. “To such rights and general bene fits as dollar gas; I have in my letter of acceptance, hs well as in the plat form, been pledged from the first. “As to such public outrages as flourished under the Raines law, with all the spying and sneaking and mendacity that under it grew up, I cannot add a syllable to whatx I have already said. These crimes against the people must disappear; those en croachments upon individual liberty and private rights must end. “ These are not the middle ages, nor is the city. of Greater New York the. Venice in the days of the doges. Every city must have a city govern ment. It cannot be controlled by village rules, or run on village lines. The sooner home folk come out of their dreams and better realize this fact, the wiser, the better, happier folk they’ll be. “The eight-hqur law should be en forced; and, where, practicable, resi dent labor should ’ be directly em ployed. In all cases the prevailing, rate o f wages should be paid. “As to the men I shall call to fill office under me, I will be frank and plaiu: - Tut none but Democrats oh guard,’ shall be the motto of my ad ministration. Fitness and honesty and worth as a citizen shall make up my first demand in selecting men for ah office. The men I appoint to office must owu this trio of requisites: I must have proof that the public is to be honestly, faithfully, and efficiently served, aud that no call of duty on the part of an official is to be denied. I must know that the men I name will do their whole, full duty to this city. But to find a man for every place of appointment under me, I need not leave the ranks of the party, aud I will not. “That is my notion of city govern ment and by that idea alone I will be guided. I do n,ot do this on any- ‘ to the victor belongs the spoils of the enemy’ sentiment; the sole purpose is good government, according to the expressed will of the people. These latter have declared for the Democ racy. I do not understand the policy or justice of going to the enemy to select your officers. “ While I shall call none but Demo crats, to places of trust and ..power,in. the carryihg 'on of tlieTcity’s business, this administration is not • to become in auy sort partisan. In doing my full duty to the public in that behalf, neither I nor those over whom, by my office, I have control, will know any difference of race, color or politics. As I share the burdens so too shall all share the benefits of government and find equal protection under the law.” COURT OF ARBITERS. Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock R. S. Ford, H. L. Halladay aud Elizur Beach met at the city council cham ber at Great Falls as a board of arbitration to settle the differences between the Clark Brothers and the Northwestern National bauk. They transacted no business further than to listen to themiuutps of their first meeting at which they appointed Dudley Crowther to take testimony at Choteau and Bynum. The minutes were approved and the board adjourned until 2 o’clock in the afternoon. They appointed Crowther plerk and stenographer. The testimony taken by disposi tion and in behalf of Clark Brothers includes statements from 22 wit nesses and covers 400 pages of closely written matter. The other side has over 30 witnesses in the city, and the Clark Brothers expect to put more on the stand, so that by the time the case concludes the testimony will at least be voluminous. Cost of the Hatcher Case. Clerk Sproule of the United States court has figured up the total cost of the Hatcher case from the time the Great Fails man was indicted up to last Tuesday night, when he surpris ed everybody by changing his plea to guilty. The total expense amounted to $1,813, of which $1,618 was for.wit- nesses. The three witnesses from Boston—Coram, Belcher and Cole— drew $263 each, while several others from less remote places received $100. MONEY TO LOAN. Money to Loan on Good Security. Apply to J. E, E rickson .. DDBBANT MUST HANG The United States'; Supreme Court Refuses to Issue a Writ ot Habeas Corpus. SATISFACTION r AT . ’FRISCO. The Decision Not Unexpected-Much Satisfaction Expressed Over the. Case. The .United States?supreme court last Tuesday affirmed5 the decision of the circuit court of California refus ing a writof habeas corpus to William Heuery Th°odore 'Durrant, under sentence of death for the murder of Miss Blanche Lamont at San Fran cisco, April, 1895. The case has attracted attention throughout the whole Uuited States, and the decision permits the law to; take its course with the condemned . man. Cheif Justice Fuller announced the court’s decision, but made no remarks save to cite a few authorities on which the court had based their- decision. The news Chat the ^United States supreme court had decided not to interfere with the execution of Dur rant spread quickly¿ov.er the city and crowds of interested' spectators read the announcement eagerly from the newspaper bulletin’^boarids. The de cisión was not unexpected'there. Dis trict Attorney Barnes, who conducted the sensational trial, the result of which was the couviction of Durrant. for the murder of Minnie Williams, was much pleased with the decision of the supreme court. It paves the way for the execution of •ive f other murderers who have been sentenced to death, but whose execution had Jbeen deferred 'pending the décision in the Durrant case. ' CORRECT. ‘ A special dated November 8, from Philipsburg to the Helena Independ ent reads as follows : County Commissioners-Elect James McDonald and David W. Hennessy held a short but unsatisfactory meet ing at the court house to-day, this being the time that the. change from the old to the new. was supposed to have takeu place. They made a for mal demand of County Clerk Dan Arms for the records of the office, but, backed up by the attorney gen eral’s recent opinion to the effect that the old board held over for another year, Mr. Arms expressed his regrets but said that he was compelled to re fuse the request. The question as -to which of the commissioners are entitled to the offieo will now come up before the supreme court, and it is thought the case will be brought from Teton county. THE EARTHQUAKE. The earthquake briefly mentioned in last week’s Chronicle/as being noticed at several points in the coun ty was distinctly felt in/ the slate at large. It was no gentle, seismic dis turbance, such as has visited several places, in the state in the last three years, but was of a pronounced ag gressive type and continued long enough to make the frightened people who felt it believe that a serious dis aster was about to befall. In some parts it is reported that persons were awakened out of sound sleep and ran trembling opt, ,of their , rooms, even those who Understood what was happening being alarmed by the severity and length of. the shocks. The wave traveled from west to east, although there was a’ difference of opinion on that pointi\ It was par ticularly felt in the vFfestern part of the state;' j ? v- r , Where am T going? Why, to Adlam & Thompson’s to get a .Matur ity cigar. Come along, and have a good smoke., , LI. TETON EX CH ANG E! MAIN STREET. CHOTEAU. Oldest Stand in T ctw 'X. l Finest Wines and Liquors^ ^ .Domestic and Imported Cigars Telephone No. 29. MILLEB & LONGMOIB, ft ft o ft ft ft ft ft 8 ft ft g ft & ft Only Restaurant in Choteu. Fresh Bread, Pies and Cakes ....For Sale.... MEALS AT ALL HOURS. ! Reasonable Prices. ....PETER JOYCE, Prop. S 6CCC©eC€€Ce€CeCCOCCC©CCC€C€CCC€C5€C€CCCCCCeCCCC€CCCCC© MEATS Sausages and Weinerwursts. '' T \ ‘ : : ~ The GROCERY DEPARTMENT has this week some attractive offerings. Shillings Best Tea, 60 cents. Gun Powder Tea, 50 cents. Clover Honey, 2 pounds, 35 cents. Coal oil 30 cts. per gallon. Everything else in proportion. Elane aud Water White Oil. Dried Fruits in variety. Standard Grades of Flour. L. W. LEHR, PROP. C E N T R A L C. H. DUNLAP, Proprietor. WHOLESALE AND BETAIL BUTCHER. Beef, Mutton, Pork and Veal Sausage. Fish, Game and Poultry in Season. CHOTEAU, MONTANA. G. A. BOUTILLIER, Carpenter and Contractor Choteau, Montana. Notice to Creditors. ' E state of Jacob E. Wamsloy, deceased. No- tico is horob * given by tho undersigned, administratrix of tho estate of Jacob E. Warns- ley, doceasëd, to tho creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to ex hibit thorn with tho necessary vouchors, withi’n four months after tho first publication of this notico, to' the snid administratrix, at tho law office of J. E. Erickson, in Choteau, Montana, tho same boing tho placo for tho transaction of tho business of said estate. MARY WAMSLEY, Administratrix of tlio'ostate o f J.' E. Wamsley, deceased. • Dated September 27,1897. Black- Smithing. HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY If you are in need of anything in the way of BLACKSMITHING, HORSESHOEING, or REPAIR ING OF ANY KIND, it will pay you to go to'a Firstclass Workman, and one who is REASONABLE with his charges. M. H. ORM S B Y , A U = Those Interested in the Estab lishment of a Catholic Church are Requested to Meet at the SHERIFF’S OFFICE, Thursday Evening, • ‘ / November 18th, At 8 O’clock