The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, July 04, 1913, Image 1

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v o l u m e ï ; CHQTEAU, TETON COUNTY, MONTANA j JULY 4, 1913 'Cjjr •- ••vrr i>oute of.the Choteau Branch Has Been. Altered ■ Now Proposed to Build Line via Manchester and Largent==Rushing Work on Grade. In an. interview- published in TWENTY YEARS AGO Item s o f interest taken from, the Choteau ~papers o f this l date twenty years ago. last'Sunday’s Great Falls Tribune, C. A7 Goodnow;\ assistant' presi­ dent of the Milwaukee railroa^ company, make»- the announce­ ment that a change has been made in the route of the Choteau exten­ sion Of that road, and that while the road bed will be completed from Great Falls to Agawam dur­ ing this year, the rails will not be laid until some time during the year 1914. “ Taking up the matter of the Choteau line, Mr. Goodnow said, there,had been archange made in thejine between hère and Choteau which will be a saving of several miles on the line across the Rocky mountains between this city: and .Missoula,^ when the c o m p a n y builds' that division. In starting the Choteau extention from Great Falls, which will terminate at Aga­ wam,'the road will run west from this city, to three miles east of Manchester, tràvèrsing the north side of Sun viyer, and at a point three miles'east of Manchester it will cross over the Great Northern road by ah overhead crossing and pass to the south side of the Sun river and thence going to the west for a distance of nearly 15 miles instructions to postmasters were issued last week*, for handling C. O. D. parcels post packages. The regulations went into effect July 1. ■ Charges on packages will be col­ lected from addressee provided the amount on a single pai'ccl does exceed $100. The fee for collec­ tion will be 10 cents in parcels post stamps to be affixed by the sendei\ The fee also will insure the pack­ age against loss to the actual val­ ue o f the contents not exceeding $50. The sender will get a receipt -showing the amount also appear­ ing on a tag attached to the pack­ age. The addressee will receipt for the package bn the tag which will serve as an application for a money order. C. O. D. \parcels may be accepted . for mailing by rural carriers and will be delivered by city and rural carriers and special delivery m e s s e n g e r s . Such packages will not be mailable either to the Philippines or to the canal zone. New Church at Bynum. Last Sunday was a red letter day at Bynum. A large crowd gathered Sunday morning to hear the sermons of the day, and to break bread together. Rev. Geo. Mechlenburg, the pastor, preached during the fore­ noon, and at the close of the morning service subscriptions to the amount of about $400 were taken toward the erection of a new church. Rev. McMahan, Mr. and Mis. Phil L Cole and Mrs.-Frank Cole, of . this place, . went to Bynum Sunday afternoon. Rev. Me- Malian preached, to the people' at 3 p. m., and the gathering closed with an' additional $135 in sub\ script-ions-toward the new Metho­ dist church. Two lots have been donated by the townsite company, so that the church project is well under way. . M i s s Masie Crawford returned last Sunday from a- short visi with relatives and friends at Dut­ ton. ' when it crosses back to the north side of Sun river to the town of Largent. It passes thence in a northwesterly direction and on to-, ward Choteau. “ It is the intention of the Mil­ waukee company to have the grad­ ing work on the Choteau extention completed this year, but there will be no track laying on that section. That work will be taken up next year a6 soon as * the weather will permit and be pushed to comple­ tion as rapidly ns possible. The. grading work on the Choteau line is making very satisfactory progress. “ As to whether the company would let the contract for the line across the Rocky Mountains to Missoula this year, Mr. Goodwin said that, he knew nothing about any plans to that effect. He said the surveys had virtually been completed and that all the survey­ ors would be out of the field by the early part o f July. Asked if. he expected that line would be built next year, he said he had ab­ solutely nothing to say about the subject further than the survey had been practically completed. He declined to be di-awn into any question and answer same as to line. Choteau Public Schools The following names of pupils who graduated from the public schools in the May state examina­ tion has been handed us by Prof. W. L. Stuckey: Ida Miller 96, Thomas Hopkinson 93, Christina Gemar 87, Grant Ilodgskiss 93, Dewey Steele 83, Leo Steele 87, Carrie Miller 88, Mabel Kelly 8.5, Wilma Jones 82, Walter Jefferson 81, Hilda Monroe 98, Wallace Monroe 87, Elmer Weaver 78, John Weaver 80, Louis DeNayer 84, Lawrence Jackson 77, Leonard Sanders 77 The above grades, are those given by Supt. Nellie R. Brown, for the May examination, in which the teacher’s grades have not figured. These grades, when averaged with Prof. Stuckey’s grades, arc in sonic instances low­ ered and some times raised, and in two cases are the same. Mrs. Brown reports the class as having made the best showing in their year’s work of any class she has ever graduated. Every member of this large class of seventeen pupils passed with splendid grades. Some of the above aver­ ages are lowered when the geog­ raphy grades, which were made last year, are averaged in with them. While a Conrad pupil re­ ceived the highest grade in the county with 924 per cent, Choteau pupils received second, t h i r d , fourth, and fifth places. There were ten 100 per cent grades made in arithmetic by the Choteau pu­ pils, Nearly all the class will en­ ter high school m the fall. There were only five failures in the en­ tire school, two of Miss Temple­ ton’s pupils and three of Miss Mc­ Lean’s. The school will be much larger next, year oh account of in­ coming new families. Wesley A. Whittecar, father of Jack Whittecar of Cut Bank, died at the soldiers’ home at Los Angeles a week ago. Jack wa9 in California -to visit his father last winter; at that time the old gentle­ man was ill and it was, that he could not live long. Mr. Whit­ tecar was a civil war veteran hav­ ing joined Company Al of Iowa volunteers at the age of 18. Alva J. -Vance, of Dupuyer, was with ns on the Fourth. A large\ party of bicyclists are ‘expected here from Great Falls on Sunday. John S. M. Neil, the jail con­ tractor, arrived from Helena- yes­ terday after a three weeks’ ab­ sence. ' ^ Miss Ella Hamilton returned from á three months’ attendance at St. Peter’s Mission school on Saturday last. Peter Lover, as Uncle Sam, and Wm. Dorringtón, as Columbia, made a decided hit at the dance on the Fourth. The school board has engaged Mr. D. L. Eddy, of Winlock, Wash., as principal of the Cho­ teau schools for the next term, which begins the first Monday in September. Mr. Eddy is a man of family and will bring them with him when he comes, in August. ■ Bradley W . Clabaugh and Miss Dixon led the grand march at the pavillioa dance, on the Fourth. Mi-s. John Jackson, Sr., left Helena for Illinois on Tuesday, where she goes to .visit relatives and the Wc^fid’s Fair, She will ¿be gone about two months. Her daughter, Mrs. ' Taylor, who \ha's been quite sickr at Helena for some months past, is now much im- The first full and comphehen- sile statement o f the reorganiza­ tion of the Valier Montana Land & Water company reached Great Falls yesterday, says Saturday's Great Falls Tribune, when copies of the Financial News, a New York publication, was received in the city. This paper carries a de­ tailed statement of the plan of re- oi'ganization and is as follows: “ T h e protective committee which has been diligently on a plan of reorganization for the Valier-Montana Land & Water company, which was exploited by the old Trowbridge & Xiver regime, has decided, after careful examination made by Ford, Ba­ con & Davis, the engineeis, that the completion of the irrigation system of the company of main canals and laterals of a large per­ centage of which are finished, the completion of the Birch Creek reservoir and other work will cost §550,01)0. In accordance with this the several classes of security holders have received copies of the reorganization plan which provides for the formation of a new company which shall acquire the property of the old company through foreclosure. “ In order to raise the above sum needed the holders of series A bonds to the amount o f $1,309,- U0O and the holders of the five- year notes' to the amount of §365,- 000, will be required to subscribe at 90 for new first mortgage 10- year 6. per cent bonds in amounts equalling 2 2 i per cent of their holdings. The depositors of ser­ ies B bonds and bond sc rip., may, but they arc not required to sub: scribe on the same terms. In weeks at the Boulder Hot Springs will return to Choteau. The niasons'-on the jail building are laying a fine wall. It is called “ rustie ruble,” the stones [being laid in so that!when pointed they will appear exactly the same as patchwork in a crazy quilt. 7' r The almost total absence of mo­ squitoes this season is something quite unusual' for this time of year. { ■ * v. Tne.Hon. Jacob Smithaddressed • ^ the audience fat the pavillion on the.Fourth, giving an interesting history of the old-timer and the country. , The oration delivered on the Fourth by J. G. Bair fully justi­ fies the peoples estimate of that gentoman’s powers as an orator. Mrs. Solofj Brown, of Dupuy­ er, has gone to Misssouri on a vis­ it. ( Chas. S. -^McDonald went to Great Falls On Wednesday to look after his wool shipments. For some weeks past great wag cn loads of wool have been passing through town on its was to the railroad for shipment, but so far we have failed to hear of a sale at any price. 4 . - McFarland Bra»., -finkmed plast­ ering the court house building this morning. return each class of subscribers will receive $400 common stock of the new compay for each $100 of bonds subscribed for and second mortgage 6 per cent 15-year bonds, series A to the amount of 110 per cent of old bonds and series B and the note holders second mortgage to extent of 105' per cent. The perferred stock of the new com\ pany will also be given to series B depositors par for par. “ The new capitalization will consist of $1,000,000 first mort­ gage 6 per cent bonds. $2.000.000 6s, which are in the nature of an income bond, $1,000,000 redeem­ able preferred stock and $2,500- 000 common stock. “ The organization committee has worked hard on this proposi­ tion and they believe they have a workable plan which promises ex­ ceedingly good results. Water is now beingdelivered to the settlors, who for three years were with­ out it. That the district is one of promise is attested by the fact that these settlers underwent the hardships incident to/so long a period of lack of water and did riot- abandon their claims. The Trowbridge & Niver financing and management was a wrethced fail­ ure and the committee has received many touching letters.from bond­ holders who where taken in by that outfit, but they are satisfied that with the $550,000 of new capital tuat -will be raised-that a splendid chance is presented for bringing order out of chaos. They have- held down the reorganiza­ tion expenses to a minimum, have given their own set vices without charge and intend to sec the pro­ ject through to success and good management can accomplish it.” C. O. D. Packages •_ RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE VALIER PROJECT f NUMBER-1 I f i U S T I I ) Engineers in Charge of the Construction Work on the Great Northern Railway Set August 10th as the.Date.for the Arrival of Trains. The engineers in charge of the construction work on the lino of the Great Northern railway now being built between Power and Choteau make the prediction that trains will be running into Cho­ teau by August 10th, which, if it proves true will be welcome news to the people of this section. It is said that weather conditions is the only thing which can possibly de­ lay matters longer than that date. The heavy rnin9 of the past couple weekshave delayed work consid- erbly, yet satisfactory progress has been made. Grading as far as Priest butte is practically com­ pleted, and there are a few stretch­ es ‘ between the butte and town which will require some little time to finish. However, a number of new teams have been put on the work and the grade should be ready for the track laying crew ns soon ns it reaches these stretches. It was reported early in the week that the track laying crow had commenced work at Power, and that two miles had already been laid, but this report lacks verifi­ cation. The supply track at Pow­ er is'erowded to the limit with ties, rails and other material, and more than 100 cars are at Great Falls and other points on the line waiting yard room. . In all, 13 bridges will be re­ quired on the Power-Choteau line. They ave all small ones with the. exception of the one which crosses the Teton, which will be in the neighborhood of 312 feet in length. All bridges are to be built on piles, and this work will done ahead of the construciion crews, excepting the Teton bridge. Wedding Bells. \ On Thursday morning at nine- thirty at the home o f the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henty Beaupre, well known and respect­ ed citizens of our community, oc­ curred the marriage of their daugh­ ter, Anna Helena, to Mr. Prosper Raymond Gorham. As the beautiful strains of the wedding march, rendered by Mrs. A. E. Hitchcock, floated through the Tubm where the family aud a few friend |were assembled and where the Rev. Father Dunne spoke the words which united the two hearts for the remainder of life’s journey. The bride was attired in a beauti­ ful cream lace gown and carried a bouquet of California Poppies. Miss Edna Beaupre, sister of the the bi ide acted as bridesmaid and looked most charming in a dress of pale blue ratio. The bride is one of our choicest young ladies. From a little girl she has groan up in our midst, honored by old and young alike. She has e v e r been a bright star in the homo circle and now she has gone to reign us queen in her own home. The groom is one of our well respected young men, coming to Montana a few years ago from Minneapolis. Immediatly after ceremony, the bridial couple, family and friends sat down to delicious wedding breakfast; the table fairly groan­ ing beneath its weight of rich viands. Mrs. Beaupre fully sustained her reputation in the culinary art. At noon the bride-and groom were escorted to the depot by a host of friends, rice, placards and good wishes when they left on the train for an eastern honeymoon. The love and esteem in which this worthy couple is held is shown by the beautiful presents. The many friends ‘ of the bride and groom wish them a long, pleas­ ant and prosperous life.—Sweet Grass Advocate. Naturalization Papers. The following declarations of in­ tention to become citizens were filed with the clerk of the district court on July 1st. James Hendrick of Sweet Grass, a native of Canada. Warga Wincze and Stephen Horgasz, both of Sweet Grass, and native of Austria. - - .. - . Petitions-for final papers. Miss Isabel Ii. Yates of Porter, a native of Canada, July 1. FARMINGTON [From our Regular Correspondent.) With perfect growing condi\ tions, and assured crops, the Bur­ ton Bench again takes the lead as the finest farming country in Montana or any other state. With the ditches full of water, aug­ mented by.- ..daily showers, the ranchers -^i^y%;no doubt about what the'na'f.v.ekt will be. . . - - j - • Dan Linciseth and Henry David­ son will attend tile sale of lots for the new town of Farmington at Great Falls, July 5th. Teddy Lindland spent Sunday on his homestead in the Eyaaud district. He reqorts good crops over there, and the dry-land fanners being well pleased with the country. Ivor Hagen, the carpenter, was made happy by the arrival of his family from Litchfield, North Dakota, last week. They are oc­ cupying the Sysc house for the' present. Rev. Ernest Wachsmuth, of G-'eat Falls, conducted services in the German Lutheran church last Sunday. While here he was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Schoppe. J. W. Kerr has his haying, crew ready to begin work the second. , The Mi 1w a l i k c c engineers, Messrs. Auspach, Richardson and Ilill, are supervising the construc­ tion of the road from Choteau to Agawam. Mrs. Louis Peteraon has as her guests, Mrs. Billie Iiopt'and her sister, Miss Walrud, of Great Fails. Mrs. Theodore Hanson was a Great Falls visitor this week. Christ Oien is up from Brady. M iss Mayrne TanDeRcit is visit­ ing at the Kale home this week. Many of our people contemplate spending the Fourth in Choteau. Farmington, July 1. During the past week satisfac­ tory progress has been made on the new feed store which is being built bv E. J. Roberson & Co., in the Hirshbergaddition. The build­ ing, which is 25x50 feet, will he admirably arranged for the busi­ ness for which it is intended, has a drive-way running «through • the centre, enabling a loaded wagon to be driven« in .and ’unloaded, into bins on either*-side of thesdrive­ way.-. Machinery'.will -bcrinstalled in thé hear .future for the -grind­ ing of -feed of 4;nll kinds,* ..which should prove a great convenience to our ranchers and farmers.

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