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VOLUME 1. a Tliat’s What the Installation Cere monies Were o f the A. f . & A. M. A BOYAL TIME SDBELY HAD By ail who attended the doings. The hail was crowded to overfin wing . by a delighted audience. The dance' the grandest o f the season. ' That the installation of officers and ball given by the Choteau Lodge No. 44, A F.& A. M. And Fidelity Chapter, No. 18, O. E. S. was a, success goes without saying;5 From beginning to end nothing happened to' mar the success of the occasion. The com mittees had made extensive prepara tions; everyone performed his or her part to' perfection; the weather was all .that could be asked * and the attendance was immense. The installation ceremonies com menced at 8:30 p m. and ..were im pressive and well discoursed through- . out. Dr. Dr^ke acted as installing officer for both lodges and perform ed his part admirably. He must be credited with having an. excellent memory find his oratorical powers are far from common.' His easy de livery was noticeable from the start and throughout the entire ceremony, which lasted over two hours, he made no visable mistakes, which shows that his capacities in that line of work are superior to the average per son. t * The ceremony waáíinterspersed by music o f a high art and singing by the members of the two orders, which tended to make the work . more im pressive and interesting. . ' : s¿tWrling»M^Dbha^ Hammoned performed their duties as marshal of the A. F. & A. M. and O. E. S. respectively in a graceful and pleasing manner to the audience. 'The first officers installed were as follows: A. F. & A. M.—Worshipful Master, J. G. Bair, re-elected; Senior Warden, Wm. Hodgskiss; Junior Warden, John E. DeHaas; Senior Deacon, T. J. Dean; Junior Dericoh, J. H. Dun la p ;r Secretary, R. E. rHammond; Treasurer,' Alfred \ Harris; - Tyler, Sterling McDonald; Senior 'Steward, R. G. Stewárt; Jun¿ Steward, Julius Hirshberg; Chaplain, Rev. George Logan. J. G. Bair’s capacities as a presid ing officer are apparent from the fact that he has, three times in suc cession, been elected to the honorable and creditable position of Worship ful Master of Choteau Lodge No. 44, A. F. & A. M. This is an honor that few men in local lodges can lay credit to. We presume there: are few in the lodge who would’.make a more efficient or desirable presiding-officer. After, a brief recess the installation w a s continued and the following of ficers installed:'\ Fidejity Chapter—Worthy Matron, Carrie Hirshberg; Patron, John É. DeHaas; Associate Matron, Mary Bair; Conductress, Catherine Mc Donald; Associate Conductress, ■ Luella Hammond; Treasurer, Amanda M. Cooper; Secretary, Jennie M. Drake; Ada, Grace Steele; Ruth, Hattie Coffey; Esther, ; Margaret Hodgskiss; Martha, Celia A Drake; Electa, Augusta Dunlap; Marshal, J. G. Bair; Chaplain, J. H. Dunlap; Warden, Wm. 'Hodgskiss; Sentinel, Alfred Harris; Organist, R. E Hammond. Mrs. Julius Hirshberg, who was installed to the high office of Worthy Matron, is credited with having held every office in the lodge, beginning at the very bottom and being ¡ grad ually elevated to the highest position of Fidelity Chapter No. 18. • The program for the evening’s dances was an attractive feature of the occasion. Nothing was too good fpr the guests of the lodges and no pains were spared to make the affair CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY, ■MONTANA/, ' V, -W’;: FRIDAY. JANUARY 7, 1898. NUMBER 18. ... an enjoyable one. Thè crowd, was well behaved and everything passed off' nicely. , - : ■ This short .write-up would be in complete without giving the . com mittees and the order of dances: The committees were composed as follows: Executive, Committee— John E, DeHaas, Alfred Harris, R. E. Ham uiOnd. Reception Committee ----- Fanny Bynum, Mary A. Bair, Margaret Hodgskiss, Augusta Duulap, Celia J. Drake, Luella Hammond, Eliza H. Scoffiu, Grace Steéle, John G. Bair, Geo. M. Coffey, Michael Connelly, James McDevitt, Julius Hirshberg, R. M. Steele. Floor Committee —Carrie Hirsh berg, Catherine McDonald, Sallie Graves, Elenora Ranger,, Jennie M. Drake, Amanda M. Cooper, Mary A. Leech, Bertha Harris, John A. Ken nedy, S. H. Drake, R. W.. Croekford, Thos. J. Dean, Carl Harris, Wm. Hodgskiss, J. W. M'aEnight. Following is the order of the even ing’s dances: 1. —Grand March ......... Grand Lodge 2. —Quadrille ........ . ......... Blue Lodge 3. —W a ltz.. ......... ........... .....O . E. S.' 4. —French Minuet. .Iustalliug Officer 5. —Quadrille. ...W orshipful Master 6. —Schottische.. . . . .Worthy Matron 7. —Waltz Quadrille. .Worthy Patron 8. —Oxford Minuet. .Retiring Officers 9. —Waltz. ..Our Sisters and Brethren 10. —Quadrille .. ........... .......... Ada 11. —Polka ........... ................ Ruth INTERMISSION. 12. —Quadrille ... ........... ..... Esther 13. —Princess... ..... Martha 14. —Newbort. ..« ......... Electa 15. —Quadrille.: .............................. 1898 16. —Lancers.. ................. W. O. W. 17. —Spanish Waltz. ----- . . . . IL of P. T ife&fo tfttz rvrv<W^r.-‘^ . 1 * * , * t-t / - 19. —Quadrille ........... . .. .D: of H. 20. —Scottische ................ À. Ò. U. W. 21. —Oxford Minuet ............. G. A. R. 22. —Medley... .Home, Sweet Home NOTES. What’s the matter with the install ing officer? ,He’s all right. What’s the matter with Corson? He’s all wrong. Who’s all right as a presiding of ficer? J. G. Bair. Who said the dance wasn’t . all right? Nobody. The complimenting of neighbor lodges on the dance programs, show ed courtesy and thoughtfulness. Did you notice that the installing officer kept his hat on through the ceremonies? Not.ignorance, we wish to say, but in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Masonic order. In our rambles about the hall Fri day night, congratulating officers, we looked, and looked in vain, for the “ Worthy', Master.” .W ill Corson please explain to the public who he may,bé? . • A NOVEL IDEA. That Choteau has'an inventive genius within her limits is a positive assurance, and that person is none other than S. Y. Penrod, „at one time a school'teacher in Teton county, blit of late he has turned his attention to contracting and carpenter work in general. A visit to his shop will convince the most radical anti-inventive skep tic that he has a novel invention and onf that is very useful. It is a little machine, known as a shingle nail driver and it works to perfection. It .works on something the same:plan’as a corn planter. The shingle nails are poured into a box, nearly thie same as “ corn, and the machine feeds automatically and the nails'drop intoni a slot and are buried in the shingles by a plunger, the same as the corn ’ 'is pushed into the ground. Mr. Penrod has applied ’• for a pat ent, and if granted one he' will have an invention that will win for him fame and fortune. THÉ . ANNUAL REPORT Of the State BoàrdofLive Stock Com missioners\.Given Below. ' * - V - V.r■ ' . Thé annual .report of : the state Board o f live stock cominissioners, just filed , with^-Gov. Smith, shows among other things that during the year the stock inspectors-recovered 19,104 head o f cattle.valued at $750,- 000. The board estimates the value of the stock output for the year at $9,500,000. Thérè were 192,162 cat- tie marketed outside the state and about 60,000 butchered at home. As . compared with' 1896 the year’s output was about 2,000 less, but the prices for 1 1897- were considerably better. The board comments upon thé improved condition in the cattle business of the state and prophesies a splendid business for this year. During the year 8 1 arrosts for vio lation of the stock laws were made, of which 42 were convicted. The board presents this table of the; number and value of cattle in- spected siece the organization of the board: Year No. inspected , Est vaine 1885 ......................... 79,089 $ 2.768,115 1886 ................... 119,620 1,186,700 1887 ........................... 82,134 2,874,690 1888 ................... Î67.620 5,886,070 1889 .................. .123,880 1,335,800 1890 ................... 174,035 6,091,220 1891 ................... 250,000 8,750,000 1892 ............... .. 203,000 7.445,000 1893 ................... 279,158 ♦8,374.710 1891 ........................... 302,655 10.592,925 1895 ................... 306,640 ooll,032,56û 1896 ................... 251,881 ooa8ill0.511 1897 ........................ 252,162 00<’ 09 t3a9t994 °At $30 per b e a d . °°A t $36 per b e a d . OODAt $33 p er head. 00ooAt $37 p er head. A ll others a t $35 p e r hoad. Your Dry Goods buying should -:V> by all means be done at the w .Great Falls, Mont. Particularly so during the year 1898 as. ! preparations are now being made by this [ establishment to handle the largest and- - ; best selected stock in Northern Montana. Two expert buyers will soon leave for ; the market for spring purchases—Buyers ! who know exactly where— when—what and ! how to buy, and buying in quantities to supply Montana's Two largest and busiest i exclusive Dry Goods Stores. Means the ! smallest kind of prices. Terms o f District Court. _ ¿The dates for. the opening .of the; sev^^iiterm8 court'’durfng,^i^98r in the counties comprising the 11th judicial district of the state of, Mon tana, have been issued by Judge Smith as follows, to-wit: . TETON, COUNTY. 1. Monday, January 17th. 2. Monday, April 18th’. 3. Monday, July 11th. . - , 4. Monday, October 3rd: 1 FLATHEAD COUNTY. 1. Monday, January 3lst. 2. Monday, May 2nd. 3. Monday, July 25th. ■ 4. Monday, October; 17th: - A Pleasant Surprise. A surprise party was given Mr. and Mrs. .Jack Kerr Wednesday night at their new home oh the Bench. Games, dancing and luncheon was indulged in until a late hour when all returned, satisfied that the even ing had been well spent. The fol lowing people went from town:' Mesdames C. H. Drake, Chas. Wymer, Geo. Richards, ,T. R. Carr; Misses Jennie Drake,* Della Evans, Ella Richards, Retta Summers, Maggie Shields, Wilmina Johnson; Messrs. Bill Cook, Frank; Carr, Geo. Richards, Chas. Richards, Chas. Lamb, Roy England,'Chas. H. Duu- lap, Mr. and Mrs* Armstrong and Cecil Yeager. Music was furrished by Yade Hull. ■i i i i i i» ■ ■■ /■* . Cupid on the. (Iain. . . - > • ’ •• ‘ , On examining the marriage records in Clerk o f Court McDonald’s office we-find that the demand, for marri age licenses ,is increasing. The record.is as follows: 1893, 9; 1894, 15; 1895,16; 1896,18; 1897, 21. Mr. McDonald tells us that 'there are a number _of licenses - taken out each year that are never used, which proves the old adage—“There’s, many a slip ’twixt the'cup and thie lip.” TETON E X C H A N G E ! MAIN STREET. CHOTEAU. *O l d e s t S t a n d i n . T o w n . Finest Wines and Liquors^ ^ .Domestic and Imported Cigars Telephone No. 29. MILLER & LOMUIB, PrOPS. __ ; Formerly The Grand Central > ■ . ' \• c v- : Rates $1.50 por Day.- Special Rates to Families. ‘ This Hotel is under New Management, with all the Latest Modern Im provements, well lighted Sample Rooms, Superior Service and Cuisine Rooms with Bath en Suite as Moderate Charges. Free Carriages meet all Trains. THOS. REYNOLDS, 'P rop. O r e s i t , F a l l s , M o n t a n a GREAT FALLS HOTEL l FORMERLY ULM HOUSE. COMPLETELY BEFDBNISHED AND RENOVATED. Steam ¿ e a t and-Electric Light in every Room. Free Car- t riages Meet all Trains. Rates, $2 Per Day. Tables First Class. BEN STEELE, Chief Clerk. W . H. CLARKE, Proprietor > 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 Q 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 a q » Q O O O O Q Q O O O W M y » 3 ( y ) - > 3 A Weather Prophesy. Professor Hicks,’>?tfae; weather prophet, says there w ilf be a storm Jan. 8, to be followed by severe cold. He also predicts the' last half of February and first half of March will bring much severe’and unpropi- tuous weather.' .Now Under New Management.. Meals 25 cts. - 21 Meals, $5.00: g Fresh Bread, Pies and Cakes J .For Sale.... MEALS AT ALL HOURS. FLYNN & AUSTED, Props. V eecooeeccecoecQccocecceocoooog^ocoecccccceé-^áfe