The Montanian and Chronicle (Choteau, Mont.) 1901-1903, November 21, 1902, Image 1

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. I” - *1 ATA - I r ian and icle. „Tlie Montániari, Vol. XIII, No 29. CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY, MONTANA. NOVEMBER 21, 1902. Teton Chroniole, Vol. VI, Nkx l6. J. E. ERICKSON, .Attorriey-at-Law, Notary Public, CHOTEAU, MONTANA.. J m G . B A IR , Attorney-at-Law, CHOTEAU, MONTANA. T ~ t — r ~ c p Jrn _ _tLi COLLINS, MONT. THE STORE 0Î LOW PRICES T h e R o a d In t o C h o t e a u F r o m T h e . B u r t o n B e n c h . ¡ ja m es sd l g k o v e t o m s k a t L Notary Public, W V ’ ^HOTEAXJi Court H oubo . MONTANA. T. BROOKS, Physician & Surgeon. Successor to Watnsloy & Brooks'. - Ofl’co Next to Court Houso. F. A. LONG, Physician-and Surgeon Office in Jackson Building:. Next to Telepliono Office. CHOTEAU, - - MONTANA. ^ C . W A R N ER , Ù. S. Commissioner, CHOTEAU, MONT. Land filings and proofs. yj^ALTER MATHEWS, . U. S. COMMISSIONER, COUNTY SURVEYOR, , Telephon* No. 27. CHOTEAU, MONTANA. Olaf C. FjeleL Land, Reservoir .and Ditch Sur- voying a .specialty, '* - MONT. Dr, EARLE STRAIN, OCDLIST and AÜRIST, M7 First Avenue North, SREAT FALLS, MONT. Office Hours: 1 p. m. to 4 p. m. J. W. SHIELDS, 0. E. Land Locations. Reservoir Sites. Canal and-ditch surveying. lo l l List o f Yaeant School Lands . . OFFICE, CHOTEAU, MONT. H E Y ALLER LODGE NO. 12, o f p . If sets Every Thursday Evening. btUlus Brethron Cordially Invitod to Attend. L konasd J. L ownds . C. C. Dm. T. B rooks , K.'of B 4 8. Choteau Laundry lest Work in the State on White Stirts and Collars. rises Reasonable. J. H. Perman.Agt C. P. Crane, Manager, '•lephone 12. ^Choteau, Mont. H. BEAUPRE, D E N T I S T Teeth Extracted With- nt Fain. All work-Guaranteed. CHOTEAU. MONTANA. B U C H S FOR SALE. The undersigned has for sale Two ||u£cjra(| and Pifty head of yearling {tpd two-year old French Merinos. Watch our new ads, and: take _ ad vantage of the constant low prices, and exceptional values which we offer to you. •_ Mens fancy and heavy underwear at $2 and up per suit. Fino cashmore and heavy wool sox at25c and up. Extra .quality Mackinaws - $4.75 guaranteed. Heavy winter shirts cotton 85c. Heavy winter shirts wool $1.80. MeuB, Ladies & childrens Shoes, in styles and prices that you desire. Ladies Egyptian winter underwear $1 per suit. Ladies ribbed non-shrinking winter underwear $2.50 per suit. Ladies combination suits $1.25. Ladies and childrens Hose, good quality and low price. Groceries Specials Nov. 21 and 22. Hams at 10c per lb. ^Cheese at 15c per lb. ‘ Durhams eoooanut 30c per lb. A share of your patronage is solicited - A. S. TRUSCOTTrManager. «jeS&&:S-:6iS&:6Sees:-33:-§:-3:-S3i3*9*»<r- J. M. LAUGflLINj Proprietor. DUPUYER, MONT, •fhpsp plucks aye the beçt shearers ig ¥etgP cqqnty.' An Inspection by intending purchasers is solicited, Prices reasonable. J. B. ESCALLIER, SHELBY, MONT. G r e a t F a l l s M o n t , Lumber, Lath, Shingles, \ Builders Hardware, ' Building P a p e r , Mouldings, Sash, Doors, Etc. Write for Special Prices on .Carloads F. O. B your nearest Railroad Station. GEO. R. W OOD, Manager. Telephone 70. 200 Fifth Ave. S BEN. FEIST. -:OF:- COLLINS, MONTANA, Handle The BEST BRANDS Of TWINES, LIQUORS And! ^CIGARS. This Firm Also Runs A —:FEED STABLE:- At Oollins With A Good Man In Charge, And Anyone De­ siring To Leave A Team With them Can do so Know­ ing That They Will Be Given The Best Of Care. THE CASCADE BANK o f G reat F a lls, M o n t. r Incorporated under the laws o f Moatani April 5,1 Capital - - $75,000. Surplus - - - 15,#0O. - S. E. Atkinson President. Jacob Switzer Vice-President. F. P. Atkinson Cashier, W. W. Miller Asslstan Cashier. D limerons: s 3. E. Atkinson, F. P. Atkinson. Peter Larson John J . Ellis, Jacob Swltzor, W. W. Miller * A «renerai banking business transacted, ««rest allowed on time deposits. . In- Editor Montanian and Chronicle: It goes without saying that the main agricultural district tributary to Choteau lies on the Burton Bench, som i two hundred feet, more or loss, above the level of the meat market. It also goes without saying, that the Great Falls and Canada Railway is now being widened to a standard gusge by the Groat Northern Rail­ road aad that new towns are in pro­ cess of sreotion along this line. These» premises considered tho commercial supremacy of Choteau is threatened, and the county seat is menaced. The safety of the town, tho interests of its residents and prop­ erty owners, is largely a quostiou of roads. Leavenworth, Kansas, onco neglected ker roads and Kansas City became the metropolis of the region that was her’» by a prior right. The West is strewn with ambitious towns, that have neglected their roads, and jf Choteau expects to be like Denver she must look to her road facilities. Not at some indefinite time in the future, but now. If sho negle cts those tbinga at this time the, grass may soon grow in front o f her hotels and com­ mercial establishments. What are the faots.about the roads on the BenohT Beginning with the road by Mr. Truchot’s residence, I have been unable to learn of more then two loads o f hay that haye rolled off-the grade, but tradition has it that Jack Kerr, riding »..bronco one day, went off the grade and surpassed the exploit of General Israel Putnam, who onoe rode down a very long flight of atone steps in front of a company of British soldiers, who were after hi3 soslp. But the road up the Truchot Hill is not bad. It might bo made wider, but as mountain roads go, it is substantial and a good road as far ae it goes. It would sesm that the good peoplo living around Bollerud Bros.' storo at Farmington, about Peterson’s, or Anwsy’s corners, must have put in considerable of their spare time in getting up petitions for new roads or to alter and change old ones. A b evidence of this, the topography of the Bench, especially as we approach Choteau appears like a Chinese puzzle. The roads are so crooked that a ci ri­ sen, riding out on horseback over the Bench after dark, runs considerable risk of having his legs cut off by the wire fences; and in a thunder storm there is considerably more than the usual dangsrof being struck by light aing. The present board of county com­ missioners hare struggled with the problem of getting a sufficient road down the hill from the bench to Cho tesu for about four years, and until within the last few days without re suits. Commissioner Foster, when he went into office, promised the people on the bench to got thorn a road into Choteau during his term, and perhaps he has done so. We have heard some criticism of this road. Dr. Brooks, who was with others on the committee of viewers and* whose report influenced the commissioners in laying out the Foster road, if we understand him, gives about this, as the reason that influenced tho com ­ mission of viewers. “ Mr. Foster ‘ o f­ fered to give the land over which the road runs, and it seemed to be a case of ¡gsttiig something for nothing.” In this the Doctor is probably correct. Roads have beeome such oxponstve things ¡n.T*toQ county that perhaps the county, acting in tho interests of the tax payers, ought never to let slip a chance of getting one for nothing, work on such roads is of courso an after consideration, to he governed entirely by the interests of the com­ munity. To all appearances the Foster wo.uld 'make a good toboggan able road down hill, in the opinion of tho bench, the Fostorroadis a failure. However, it seems to bo all the “ sure enough” road is. Over towards tho eometory is what is called tho “ L ong Couloo,” down which tho coni wagons of Thompson and Ferris aud tho familios Franklin and Kufus, and B. B. Rogers drive wheu thoy come to town. But this road is liko an otter slide down a bank to a creek. Proceedings are liable to be interrupted by the owners fencing tho’proporty. Mr.Sulgrovo, who owns the property adjaceut, has nothing but kindest feelingst oward' the people of tho beuch:Tko public havo for years run promiscuously over this proporty without lot or hinderenco from him, but when it comes to a laid out roaci ho naturally objects to having his ranch cut in twain bv it, otherwise he is out of tho way. However, sotno where about horo seems- to bo tho pivotal spot for a road into town, and tho writer is of tho opinion thatal conflicting opinions cun bo harmou- ized at this point and a satisfactory road put through into town. It is not often that one hoars of an enterprising town so blind to its own interests, at an important era in its history, as to neglect its roads. Such towns are apt to got loft as rival towns may see that their roads are better made, hotter repaired and kept opeu The good poople of Choteau seem to oxpoct that peoplo outside will do all tho work aud contribute all tho in­ fluence ueoessary to find a trail to got into town. On the 19th day of Fobruary, 1902, there was filed with the county com­ missioners a suitable petition, sigued by about forty people on the bench, praying for a straight aud direct road. This potitioM was not acted upon by tho commissioners, and certainly those interested in the future of the town of Choteau ought to so exert them­ selves as to provont the conflicting interests of two or three t? her citizens, who held possiessoa of the hill sides, from barring forovor a suitable en- tranco.iuto town. A T a x P a y e b . A BARG AIN . I havo a complete 12 foot baroutfi! in good condition for sale cheap. \V m . H odoskiss . Choteau, Mont. The Amalgamateci and C o -O p e r ­ ative Trust Company. slide, s n d jf some anow can be got to ley on the grade, offers an opportunity to the inhabitants of the town for both recreation and exercise—sliding down hill and going up again' with the sleds. In this view of the case and the prospective growth of the town, Mr. Editor: Now that tho pormanancy of tho Groat Falls & Canada broad guago railway has boon established some twouty-fivo or thirty miles east of Chotoau and where it is likely to re­ main for years to como without once reaching out Chotoauward, is it not time something was said and done to make thiDgs come our way? What with our public highways reaching into town on tho checkerboard plan and tho railroads giying ua the g o by, it would seem that unloss something is dono prolty soon Choteau must giyo way to some more enterprising and ambitious town! If we do neth- ing wo will soon havo a “Deserted Villago” moro pitiable to behold than Goldsmith’s “Swoot Auburn,” whilo if wo hustlo wo may not only prevent such a calamity but succeed in build­ ing a city. That this is true we have hundred of instances to prove. So, with these points settled, there remains but tho two horns of the diloma to - grapple, one of which must bo seized that wo may master the ¡beast, for otherwise wo will our­ selves bo< overcome. Eithor we must fight for our U tos or perish,—and fight hard or die an ignoble death. Something! That is evident. This point being settled—what to do! Ab, there’s the rub! Now, Mr. Editor, being in trouble, as aboye pointed out, and in Sore straits over that which is as yet only impending, I deem it the duty of every one having tho interests o f our town and surrounding country at heart to come to the front and assist in saving the .country and the town, “ for as one is benfitted so aro wo all bennfitted.” To onli3t, then, in the it js well to extend its system o f streets j good cause, is the first thing. - to bo to the foot o f the hill. -But¡as a suit- dono. Organize the business .men, tho ranchers, the stockmon, the laborers and lha capitalists, into what may bo termed The Amalga­ mated aud Co-operalivo Trust Co. The purposes should be to devise the way aud discover tho means for securiog to Chotoau and tho sur-1 rouuding country every advantage that it can. For surely somo united effort in this direction is needed, viewed in the light of rocout and coming events, which last liuvo already cast their shadows before. A few suggestions as to things possible along these linos may not bo amiss hero. Probably nothing so entirely with in tho means of tho peoplo is moro conducive of benefits than good di rect roads to aud belwooti cardinal points in tho county. 1 would sug­ gest, therefore, that in framing a now road law this winter that our legis­ lators provide for two classes of roads, viz: 1st—All roads leading from one town or,commercialcoutorto anothor bo constructed upoti as direct lines or routes as practicable, and that tho cost of construction aud maintenance bo a county charge to be paid out of the gonoral road fund of tho county regardloss of road districts; aud that said roads bo knowu only ns county or first-class roods. 2nd—All intervening roads to bo laid out on section or subdivisional linos, wheuevor practicable, upon petiliou of interested porsona witbm tho road district, and that tho said road bo constructed and maiutainod outofthoroad funds collected for that purpose iu tho districts whoro tho roads aro. All such roads should bo known as district or socond-clasa roads. I bolio'vo a law embodying these two features among its provisions would boa great bonefit to tho peoplo , *»■» of tho ontiro stato as well as to ovory town and hamlot. Certainly there is no harm dono in suggesting or „dis­ cussing tho subject. Lot this matter bo referred to to Tho Amalgamated and Co-operative Trust C o , of Cho­ teau, at its next mooting. And while discussing tho matter of roads, why not ontortaui for a minute or so at least, tho idea of an electric car lino from Chotouu to Grout Falls via Fort Shaw aud Sun Rivor? But, say! ,\Yo’ll not push that mat­ ter this week. Lot’s organize and then wo’ll build tho road. M obe A non . Hirshberg Brothers . Bankers, Choteau, Montana. W c solicit accounts and offer to the public the most liberal treat­ ment consistent with snfe banking. Club Cate OLIVER HEAD, Prop. NEW RESTAURANT The best of service and accom­ modations to be had in the city. Everything First Class and*!a accordance with the market. W e buy and sell exchange on all the principal American and European cities, nnd issue letters of credit. THOMPSON & FERRIS, LETiriUUDOE COAL Leave orders at telephone office. Hollo, No. 42. I] CO. QO GREAT FALLS, MONT. (Unincorporated.) Paid up capital...................$ 100,000 -Individual responsibility... 2,000,000 W. G. CONRAD, Pros. JAMES T. STANFORD, Vico Pros, and Manager. P. KELLY, Cashier. Suicide at S h e lby. John Ott, a man under urrost in tbo Shelby Junction jail for tho al­ leged stoaling of a number of articlos found cached nearhis tout a few days ago, killed himself at Sholby last evening, and an inquest was hold at onco over his remains, the jury find­ ing that tho man committed suicide whilo insano. Ott has worked about Sholby forsomo rime and was arrested Monday bocauso of a cache of num­ erous articlos found uoar his tent and which ho was soeu hiding away. Last ovouing ho was allowed out in tho living part of the jail to writo a loiter, nnd securing a loaded rilio standing in tho corner, shot hnnuelf through tho heart boforo Mr. J. M. Wilcox, who was presont,could inter- fore. Ott was considered insano by tho men od tho narrow guago with whom ho worked and undoubtedly killed himsolf in ono of his spells. Ho has no known rolativos in .Mon­ tana, but frequently receiyed and sent express packages to Montana points and it'was tho belief of tho officers making tho arrest that ho belonged to a gang of organized thioves. - Ono of tbo priocipal reasons for Ott making away with himself was tho fact that tho sboriff faom Grand Forks had just arrived and wanted the prisoner for grand larceny com­ mitted at that place. Ott had some cartridges tied to tho horn of his saddlo which wa3 in tho room when ho stepped out of the jail, and se­ curing ono of them, ho pluced it iu the gun and shot his heart out.— Great B’alls Loader. This bank solicits accounts, and offers to depositors absolute security, prompt aud careful attention, and tho most liberal treatment consistent with safe nnd profitable banking. BuyB and sells foroign exchange, drawing direct on all principal Amer­ ican and Europoan cities, aud issuoa itH own Letters- of Crodit. Interest paid on time deposits. Charles Jackson, Guide & Packer, For Sun River Springs Counlry ami Vicinity. Will 3feet Partios at any Point Designated by Them. Postoifice Address Elizabeth. Mont. TAKEN UP. Ono sorrel gelding, broko to saddle, about 12 year old, with Blaze facs and Wbito legs. Branded on loft thigh and |£* on tke loft shoulder. Owner can have same by proving propelty and paying costs. W. H. C onliffe , Choteau, Meat. Tho highost cash prico paid for ap­ proved stuto, county, city and school bonds aud warrants T h e T e t o n Exchange 1 Choteau, Mont. This is the. finest ap­ pointed saloon in north­ ern Montana. 117; have on hand the finest brands o f Wines, Liquors and Cigars, The Celebrated Pabst Export Beer On tap and in bottles. DAVIS BROS., Proprietors. Win. KROFKT, Prop, Finest Line of . WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, In Teton County. Orders taken for Ladies Tailor made suits, coats aud separate skirts, at Jos. Hirshborg & Co. F ob R ent — Two shods. Each ere capablo of accommodating 3000 sheep with from 100 to 150 tons of hay at sheds. W alteb C labe . , Bynum. A N D Livery Feed Stable Having purchased the stock and business of H. F. Hailey, I am prepared to 'furnish Livery Rigs and Turn­ outs for pntrous. Also to cure for and feed yonr team when you are ia Town. Corner of Cliotcim Avenue and Hamilton Street. I have Baled Hay aud Grain for sate and will be pleased to supply all wants iff that line. Gall and see mo. O. E. PUGSLEY. Ë. H. REPRESENTING THE CHICAGO TAILORING COMPANY. Give Us a Call When In Choteau, Has the largest lino of Fall and. Winter samples ever brought; into the state. The Prices are. Moderate and a perfect fit is; absolutely guaranteed. Have a fine line of samples; for Ladies suits, Rainy ‘day:;, skirts. Hold your orders until» you see them.

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