The Montanian and Chronicle (Choteau, Mont.) 1901-1903, December 26, 1902, Image 1

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; The Montàniari, Yol; XIII, No 34. CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY,. MONTANA. DECEMBER 26, 1902. Teton C hroniele,.Yol. VI, No.- 21 On Sunday, Jan. 4th, -TheJ first Montana & Great Northern regular train will pass through the new town of Collins, and ON MONDAY, JANUARY 5th, W e will begin,an opening sale in our now location. This sale • , is to continue lor one week. Men’s, ladies’ and children’s underwear; men’s, ladies and ' children’s shoes, hose and sox; all kinds and grades of over- ’shirts, suspenders; the entire assortment of neckties, corsets and ' winter gloves and mittens—all of the goods in this list we will discount 20 per cent during the time of this sale. < We will also give a 5 per cent discount on all Groceries, except Sugar, Coffee and Soap. t Come in and see the big engine, and the sinall-prico, aud ex­ cellent bargains which you can secure with us. Collins Mercantile Co., A. S. TRUSCOTT, Manager. € J. E. ERICKSON, Attorney-at-Lavy, Notary Public, CHOTEAU, v - MONTANA. G. BAIR, Attorney-at- Law, CHOTEAU, MONTANA, JAMES, SULGROVE, Attorney atd Counselor at Law Notary Public. Court House. CHOTEAU, MONTANA T. B R O O K S , b a y w \e O. V* & 1 •ir ¿V Í¿ <f'i y«» & ft 9f\ fa ft ft ft ft ft ft ft J. M. LAÜGHLIN, Proprietor. DUPUYER, MONT. ’ Physician & Surgeon. Successor to Wuuisloy & Brooks* OfFco Next to Court Houso. F. A. LONG, Physician and Surgeon Office in Jackson Building. Next to Telephone Office. CHOTEAU, - - MONTANA. y ^ C . WARNER, U. S. Commissioner, CHOTEAU, MONT. Land filings and proofs. tar ALTER MATHEWS, U. S. COMMISSIONER, COUNTY SURVEYOR, Telephone No. 27. CHOTEAU, MONTANA. — — 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. ’^0^ Write for Speoial Prices on Carloads P. 0. B your nearest .Ruilroad Station. GEO. R. WOOD, Manager. Telephone 70. ^00 Fifth Ave. S Oiaf C. Fjeld. * Land, Reservoir and1 Ditch Sur­ veying a specialty. S H E L B Y , - - MONT. Dr. EARLE STRAIN, OCULIST aid ¿HEIST, 317 First Avenue North, GREAT FALLS, MONT. Office Hours; 1 p. m. to i p. m. J. W . SHIELDS, O. E. Land Locations. Reservoir Sites. Canal and ditch surveying. Vnli List of Vacant School Lands OFFICE, CHOTEAU, MONT. ‘ CHEVALIER LODGE NO, 12, K . o f 3?. Meets Every Thursday Evening. VU’.tin* Brethron CordlaUy Invited to Attend. L e OXA&D J. IiOWNDS. C. C. Da. T. B booeb , K. o f E & S, isa2Baauauu:d:j322aauay!3aa£ N E W M E A T I M A B K E T f HAVER & MOORE, Projs| Having opouod to the public a new meat market in the old Truchot building we shall endeayor to keep on hand a full supply of fresh meats of all kinds. Courteous treat­ ment to all cuatomors. 3IVE US A TRIAL g W“ Remember the place TRUCHOT BUILDING, On Lower Main Street, elephone No. 1C. naEECEnBCECísnfiECEicnnEcnu THE CASCADE BANK o f Great Falls, Mont. Choteau Laundry Best Werk in the State on White Stirts aud Collars. Prices Reasonable. J. H. Pcrmun.Agt C. P. Crane, Manager. Telephone 12. Choteau, Mont. H. BEAUPRE, d e n t i s t Teeth Extracted With­ out Pain. All work Guaranteed. C H O T E A U . r ; MONTANA. (Incorporated under tho laws of Montanf April 5,1 Capital - - $75,000. Surplus - - - 15,000. < 6. E. Atkinson President, f _. Jacob Switzer Vice-President, F; P. Atkinson Cashier, W. W. Miller Assistan - Cashier. oinE C T O n s : S. E. Atkinson. F. P. Atkinson. Peter Larson John J, Ellis, Jacob Switzer, W. W. Miller -------------- ——.— V, A general banking business transacted, In- icre* tallowed on tlnso deposits, '• SCHOOL REPORT. Report of tho Choteau public school for the mouth ending Dec. 10,1902: GRAMMAR DEPABTJIENT. Number pupils onrolled ................. 2t>1 l Percentage of attendance ................ 92 Number days absence ................. 35£ Number times tardy ........................... 7 The followiug pupils ..were neither absent nor tardy during the month: Eddie Hodgskiss, Robert Armstrong, Asa Armstrong, Neely Armstrong, Graco Kennedy, Mattie Taylor, Francos Yule, Beuluh Hoy, AlmaZimmerman,Phoobe Burd, Auna-Pfeifer, Eva Hicks, Gortrude Trescott. * intermediate department . Number pupils enrolled ................ 30 Percentage of attendance ................ 9U Number days absence......................-10 Number tm e- tardy ..................... S The f.<llu\\n>g pu ¡.I I m weie tleilliel absout nor tardy during the month: R'tiiiird ti, Dora Adi.un, Golii Eine;son, Cima Ur. loads, .Max Costei, llil'i\ l’\ lleis, \\ ¡ilio Hodghlii.s.s. iòn Oliver, A Iden Coni.or, .Imin-a Uun isoli, \\ dl.e Loo nis rniMAP.V DEPARTMENT. Nunibnr pupila üiirolii’il ........ ........ -16 Porcoutiigo of attendance .. . ........ Oil Number duys absence ........ ___ ;S!> Number times lardy ......... >... . ...23 The following pupils were neither ubsent uor tardy during the month: Lila Armstrong, Lydia Emorsou, Frauk 'Poteh, Eddie Corsou, MeldrumKonnody,Adu Shields, Hazel Brown, Ursula Hodgskiss, Ruby Hodgskiss, Lowis Goodrich, Emma Poteh, May Stillmau, Chestor Trescott. / W o r k o f P o r to R ico S c h o o ls. Washington, Dec 21.—Tho aunus.l roport of commissioners oi education for Porto Rico, Samuel MeCuno Lind­ say, says that the poorest schools there are as good as,^ and iu sorno rospocts bettor, than the poorest of tue same grade in some parts of tbe Uuited States, although the every-day output of the olemoutary school cuu- not bo compared with tho best city schools of the same grade in the United States. An American free public school now oxists in every municipality in Porto Rico. Tho year closed last June with 87-1 schools open, 10,933 pupils enrolled, and 923toachorsomployed, an increase of 19 percent in number of teachers ovoi tho previous year. The high water mark during tho year in the enrollment was, in tkoordiuury public schools 59,500, to which bhould bo added 0,570 pupils enrolled in the high, normal and special schools, giving a graud total of 01/03, or 19 per cout. of tho total population of tho islaud. The roport says that these figures show (hat under American civil gov- ornmeuttho educational advantages offered free to the masses o f people as compared with tho maximum facilities provided by the Spanish government havo nearly doubled. AuvertlseG L e tter List. List of letters remaining uncalled for iu the postoiEeo at Choteau, Mon­ tana, for week ending Doc. 22,1902. Currie, George Dwyer, Patsa Jocko, John Lindseth, Jasper Parnell, C W Samery. Miss Virginia - .Shultz, John F Persons calling for tho above let­ ters will say “ advertised.” C. H. D rake , P. M. W anted — 300 bead of cattle to winter. Good range, open wator and plenty of hay. Address p J. J. D aley , Choteau. FOR SALE. A well improved ranch of 100 acres adjoining the Choteau townsite. Call on J. G. Bair. wtf. A BARGAIN. I have a complete 12 foot bar outfit in good condition for sale cheap. W m . H odgskiss . -* -- ' Choteau, Mont. S torage R e s e r v o irs. British interests in Egypt have just completed a work that promises to bo of infiuito benefit to the land of tho Pharonhs. The groat Nilo reservoir and dam nt Assouan were opened last week with impressive cotemonies aud now the work has taken its place as tho great practical piece of construc­ tion iu Africa. It is estimated by-LordCroinot, the British agent iu Egypt, that tho As­ souan diini, which has cost about £2, 500,000, will iucroase the agricul­ tural earning power of the country £2,000,000overv year— in other words, that it will pay uioro than 100 per cent on the investment. Tho dam will permit the additional irrigation of 1,000,000 acres, and is calculated that it will provid« an additional rev enuo to tho Egyptian government of £380,000 a your. The repetition o f’ works of this kind in Montana is what ihis stato most needs. With n stoi igo reservoir in the Rocky mountains or a Kories of ¡star«go toseryu:r-. u / allod for by the St. Alary’s eaunl project, the preseut barren and cheap lands of Northern -Montana would be inado to blossom as the rose. An agricultural popula­ tion would spring up that would be beneficial to the stato in ovory way. Lauds that now aro used only\for tho grazing of cattle and shoep would appreciate in value. They would begin to produco rovenuo not only for the owner but for \the stato and couuty governments as well. Quite as fertile us tho soil of tho Nilo valloy is that of Northern .Mon tana, as determined by actual tests, und the benefit to bo derived iu this stato from a pro-ccution of tho work of constructing tho St. Mary’s canal system is quite as large as that to bo deiived by Egypt from tho Assouan dam. It is to bo hopod that (ho government will see its way dear in tho near future to proceed with their work which lias already been reported ou iu terms of highest praise bv ex­ perts of tho gcologicul survey.—Inter Mountain. T o F e n c e M o n u m e n t. Tho government will take the neces sary steps to protect tho monument that marks the Big IIolo battleground in Beaverhead couuty by enclosing the monument with a snitablo fence. It is said that the shaft is boing ruined by relic hunters and is gener­ ally falling iuto neglect. Tho secre­ tary of tho treasury has mado an eslimato to congress that tho fence can bo built for SI,200 and a bill ap­ propriating tho necessary money for its construction will bo introduced in a few days. B ilious C o lic P r e v e n t e d . Take a double doso of Chamber­ lain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy as soon as the first indication of tho diseaso appears and a threat­ ened \attack may be warded off. Hundreds of people who aro subject to attack of luhous colic use tho remedy in this i\ ay with perfect suc­ cess. For salt- by C. it, Drake. Parties knowing thomselvcs in­ debted to tbe firm of - W. D. Hagen & Co., aro hereby notified to settlo their accounts at once. ” After Janu­ ary 1st all unsettled bills will boj ! placed in tho hands of an attorney i for collection. . , ; Hell Isn 't H ot E n o u g h . Iu reply to astalomout of account, sent to a subscriber iu Iowa, the Piercetou (fnd.) Record received tbe following: “ Mr. Editor: I recoivod your dun to­ day. Heretofore when 1 got a dun from you I throw it aside and forgot about it. 1 have just been making sorno calculations and l find that it has cost you 17 conts to dun mo so far. That mouoy was thrbwn away’ , through my carelessness. I really didn’t caro much about, your paper and that’s why I didn’t pay any hoed to tho duus. Iu your last dun just received I am reminded that you sent mo your paper five yours without a ponny from mo, besides your labor and expense of dunning mo ovory six months. I uo.v re di/. - bow moan aud dishonest I was an 1 have boeomo ashamed of mysuif. 1 am a plain- spoken man and don’t mince words. When I orauy other subscriber don’t appreciate a paper enough to pay for it each year wo should squaro up and -. top if at once. I always Jell that l would never stop my paper until I paid up because 1 boliovo hell will neyer bo hot enough to punish a man who stops his pnper without paying what ho owes. I enclose §7.50 for tho iivo years’ subscription I owo you, ulso 17 cents for tho postage you wasted on mo. You may please stop tho paper, for T believe I am too caro less a man to tako uny paper. Give my regards \to all old friends iu Pierceton but please don’t mention my name. I would hale to have my old friends know I mado you wait five years for subscription to tho old paper.” Wo earnestly hope tho above will uiako some impre- si-in upon a num­ ber of tho re a lets of this paper. It contains good common sonso and wo believo those iu arroars will seo tho strength of it. S c h o o ls o f M ontana. Moutana has a total of 710 school houses which, including tho sites, arc valued at Si,882,OH, as is shown by tho statistical roport o f Superintend­ ent of Public instruction W. W. Welch. Of tho school houses, 271 aro log structures, 32S are framo buildings, sixteen aro of stone and 113 aro made of brick. Tho-financial roport of Superin­ tendent Welch statos that during tho year ondiug Aug. 31, 1902,8351,501 85 was spent in the vurious counties of the stato for tho erection of school houses, foncos, repairs and furniture. Tho salaries of the teachers of tbe stato amounted during tho year to 5631,738.09. For the same period the incidental expeusos amounted to $1-18,376 40'. There- wus spent for libraries $12,536.08, and for school apparatus, $21,103.01. O f ficers E lected. At their regular meoting last Satur­ day evening Choteau lodge No. 41, A. F.aud A. M. elected officers as follows: W. M., John S. Gordon, S. W., J. E. Webb, J. W., J. E. Erickson, Secretary, James Morritt, Treasurer, Wm. Hodgskiss. Now’ fall hats, no two alike, at Jos Hirshbarg & Co. From the First Families of Montana. Hirshberg; Brothers Bankers, Choteau, Montana. * W c solicit accounts and offer to the public the most liberal treat­ ment consistent with safe banking. W e buy aiul sell exchange on all the principal American and European cities, and issue letters of credit. THOMPSON & FERRIS, LK T IIB ItlD n n Leave ur.IeiB’nt (deplume otlico. Hello, No. 42. GREAT FALLS, MONT. (Unincorporated.)' Paid up ca p i t a l .... ........... $ 100,000 Individual responsibility... 2,000,000 W. G. CONRAD, Pres. JAMES T. STANFORD, Vico Fres. aud Manager. P. KELLY, Cashier. This bank solicits accounts, aud offers to depositors absolute security, prompt and caroful attention, und tho most liberal treatment consistent with sufo nyid profitable banking. Buys and sells foreign exchango, drawing direct ou all principal Amer­ ican aud European cities, and issues its own Letters of Credit. Interest paid on timo deposits. Tho highest cash price paid for ap­ proved slate, county, city and school bonds and warrants The Teton Exchange Choteau, Mont. This is the finest ap­ point n/l saloon in north­ ern Montana. We 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. C L U B C A F E , Mrs. CHAN SMITH, Proprietor. Open Day and Night. FRESH BREAD, PIES AND CAKES FOR SALE. Fancy Dishes Made to Ordei on. Short Notice. NEW RESTAURANT The best of service and accom. niodations to be had In the city.; A Everything First Class and In; accordance with the market. REMEHBER THE PLACE . M r s .T . A . SMITH M i l l i n e r y and C o n fection e r y . New Stock of the Lat­ est Styles of Winter Hats Just Received. A Full Line of Nuts, Candy and Fruit is Always on hand. Agent for the BEST Ladies Tailoring Co. in the country. T A K E N UP. One sorrol gelding, broke to saddle, about-12yoar old, wilii Blaze face aud White logs. Branded on left thigh and on the left shoulder. Owner can have same by proving property and paying costa. W. H. C osliffe , Choteau, Mont. Livery *■» Feed Stable Having purchased tho Etock and business of II. 1’’. Bn i ley, I am prepared to furnish Livery Bigs aud Turn­ outs for patrons. Also to care for and feed yonr team when you are iu Town. C o m e r o f Choteau Avenue and H a m ilton Street. I have Baled liay and Grain for sale and will be pleased to supply all wants in that line. Coll and soe me. O. E. PUGSLEY. E. R RUPERT, € REPRESENTING THE CHICAGO * TAILORING COMPANY. Winter samples ever brought,-' into the state. The Prices are Moderate and a perfect fit iai absolutely guaranteed. Have a fine line of samglM^ for Ladies suits, Rainy •dijif Bkirts. Hold your ordera until-. you see thorn. '

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