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VOLUM E I • c1 CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY\ MONTANA, JULY 11, 1913 ' NUMBER 2 <T m n i M n — t THE FARMINGTON LOT SALE Conducted by the Milwaukee Land Company at Great Falls last Saturday Night a Big Suc= cess==Lots Bring Satisfactory Prices. The sale of lots of the townsite of Faraiington, which was held by the Milwaukee Land Company at Great Falls last Saturday even ing, was one of the most success ful held by that company this season, according to the report of G. W . Morrow, general land and townsite agent for the company. In less than two hours 120 lots were sold, the total price being $15,545, or an average of nearly $130 per lot. The townsite con sists of only 188 lots, which leaves the company with only 59 lots to dispose of at this time, a^ nine lots were given away. Chris and Dan Lindseth, L. d. Otncss, Ed Bollcrud, H. R. Thomp son, I. N. Caskey. Henry\ David son, and P. O. llustad, of Farm ington, Alex. Truchot and Walter Verge, of Chotean, were present and all bought lots, Mr. Verge securing eight. W e undei’stand it is the intention of these lot pureliaseis to commence the erec tion of business houses and resi dences on their property at an early date. • Five lots were given away to women present at the auction, the lucky persons being: Celia Os- wood, Fannie Hensler, Mrs. F. M. Goodrich, Minerva Davis and Mrs. H. E. Bieber, all of Great -Falls. In the gifts to lot purchas- creJElbprt Endojff. received first choice and Miss Florence Olson second, both being residents of Great Falls, these two being- business lots. Two residence lots were also given away, Ed. Bolle- rud, of Farmington, receiving first choice and Mis. Oscar Tuelsman Montana Coal Output. receiving second choice. Before the auction commenced Mr. Morrow made the statement the first thing demanded o f him by the Milwaukee company was hon est representations as its agent and .then faithful performance of his representations and promises. He said the company insisted on this for the reason it must rest the suc cess of its future on a satisfied con stituency, without which it could not expect to build up the business it must have to pay its dividens, in all important elements in the railroad business. “ W e are go ing to sell these lots,” said Mr. Morrow “ on a basis that we can come back to you and find you our friends. We know you arc with us in the movement to devel op this part of Montana and we know if we succeed it will mean money for us both; money for you in the increased value of your property and money for us in the freight you will have for us to handle and in the passenger fares you will want to pay to ride.about the country because of the pros perity. If there is anyone here who buys a lot and ho is dissatis fied with it when ho goes to look the place over, he may leave it alone. That is my guarantee to yon when you bid tonight and the Milwaukee land company stands ready to back that promise up lit erally.” The town of Big Sag w as to have been sold the same evening but the audience shoved no interest in the town and Mr. Morrow de clared the sale off before anything but a lumber yard site had been disposed of. Importations of Livestock _________________________________ iv _________________ W . E. Gonzales Well Fitted For New Minister to Cuba W ILLIAM E. GONZALES, editor of the State. Columbia, S. O., is par ticularly well fitted for the post of minister to Culm, which appoint ment he received from President Wilson Not only was his father a noted Cuban general and patriot who fought for years for Cuba’s liberty, but he himself bus long made a special study of the little island re public. - i t \ 1 brought up imbued, with UiiM’a Kiev's spirit.of le.ynlty to the Cubans ns a people, fie knows the couutr.v and its problems. It is said ho is on triendly terms wltti-i'resident Menoenl'und many others of the new regime. TWENTY YEARS AGO Items of interest taken from the Chateau papers of this date twenty years ago. Washington, July 5.—Accord ing to a report of the geological survey the production of coal in Montana in 1912 amounted to 3,043,495 tons, valued at $5,342,- 168. This is the first time that the output o f the state has passed _ three million tons. The first record of coal production in Mon tana was made 32 years ago in 1880 when the output amounted to only 224 tons. Up to 1888 the - development had been rather slow, the output in that year amounting to 41,467 tons. It rose to 363,301 tons in 1889 and increased rapid ly until 1895 when it reached the total of about 1,500,000 tons. It averaged approximately t h a t r quantity each year until 1904 and has since shown an increasing tendency, reaching the maximum of 3,048,495 tons in 1912. The report says the coal fields of Montana are widely scattered and their output range in quality from lignite to a bituminous coal .. of fair grade. Nearly all of the eastern third or Great Plains sec tion of the state is underlain by lignite and low grade bituminous coal. Toward the mountainous - district the coals pass into high grade sub-bituminous and true bi tuminous coals. These occur for the most part in small and much scattered areas. In the valley re gion of the western part of the state the coals grade again into lignite but unlike those of the '■ eastern part they are widely scat tered and at present are not of economic importance. The annual meeting o f the Mon tana State Press association will be held this year at Kalispell, the dates being Augest 13, 14 and 15. Helena, July 5.—The reports of the state veterinarian’s office show the following livestock importa tions in Montana during the month of June: S t a t e s Im p o r t a t i o n s H o r s e s C a t t le A r k a n s a s ........ 1 7 C a l i f o r n i a . . . . o 0 O C a n a d a ............. 28 88 C o l o r a d o ......... ♦> 7 I d a h o ............ 7 128 1 I l l i n o i s ............. r , ÍÍ 3 I n d i a n a .......... 2 5 4 I o w a ................. 21 9S 40 K a n s a s .......... 3 12 1 M i c h i g a n ........ 3 Í» M i n n e s o t a . . . 13 03 17 M i s s o u r i .......... 3 8 20 N e b r a s k a ........ 0 75 12 N o w M e x i c o .. 1 27 N e w Y o r k . . . 1 32 N o r t li D a k o t a 43 187 70 O h i o ................... 1 1 O k l a h o m a ........ o 10 O O r e g o n .............. 3 100 1 S o u t h D a k o t a . 13 75 22 T e n n e s s c ......... 1 5 W a s h i n g t o n .. s 133 1 W i s c o n s i n ....... 0 21 83 W y o m i n g ........ T o t n l f o r J u n e . (Ï 00 1013 ................ T o t a l n u m b e r to a n d In c lu d in g S la y 31. 188 1,153 320 1013...................... T o t a l to J u l y 1,881 O.OOfi 4.815 1.1 9 1 3 ............. 2,000 11.004 5.141 This statement shows that there have been a total of 2,060 ship ments of livestock made into Mon tana from December l, 1912, to July 1, 1913, a total of seven months. These shipments brought 11,064 head of horses, 5,-141-head of cattle and 523 head of swine to Montana. This is 540 more im portations, 3,248 more homes, 659 more cattle and 130 more swine than were brought into Montana during the twelve months period in 1912; 1913 will doubtless beat all previous records. The baseball game with Brady next Sunday motning will be called promptly at 11:30. Holtc Smith, secretary of the interior, was in Great Falls yes terday. M. C. McFayden was in town last week on his way back to Sun River. He was an applicant for the school here, but failed. John Borrow returned from a two months’ visit to Old England on Monday. He came back to Choteau with a light heart and fancy free. On Monday the final transfer of the contract for carrying the mail from Steell was made to the Montana Stage Co., Sommers’ bondsmen turning the job over that day. Assessor Ralston has completed his lists for this year and finds the total-amount to be about $2,296,- 597. There will probably be a few more thousand dollars added to this in a supplementary list to be made out. C. H. Drake, a son of Dr. Drake, who was over from White hall, Jefferson county, last week, returned home yesterday. He ex pects to return to Choteau about the first o f August to make this his permanent home. W. S. Barrett and wife are in town today. Mi’. Barrett just re turned from Great Falls, where he had been to dispose o f his wool. He consigned it to Justice Bate man & Co.. Philadelphia, and got 7 cents advance. He says wool is not being bought at any figure just now. Sheepmen returing from Great Falls do not give a very glowing reports of the outlook for wool. The best price yet offered is 111 cents as against 19 or 2<) last year. Born on Wednesday, July 5, to the wife of Wni. Hagen, a daugh ter. Ed Ranger returned from a trip to the Yellowstone country, yes terday. Bishop Brewer, of the Episco pal church, held service here on Tuesday evening last. Rev. Reed held services at the Younger school house Wednes day evening. He returned to town .yesterday. Mrs. Hicks arrived from East Toledo, Ohio, Sunday last and will make Choteau her home for the future. Chezum’s teams finished haul ing rock for the jail, this week, and now Priest Butte will have a rest for a few days. Geo. Adlaui will begin the erec tion of a dwelling on Long street next week. Joe Arnold has the contract for putting it up. J. W. England, father o f Hardy if. England, of this place, arrived from Lampasas,Texas,on Wednes day, and will make Choteau his home for the future. Z. T. Burton, O. G. Cooper and C. Bruce Toole were selected by executive committee of the Mon tana Free .Coinage association to represent Teton county at the Bi- Metalic League, which meets in Chicago, August 1st. John W . Power, C. E. Duer, o ere Sullivan, T. A. Cummins, and L. W. Peck are to represent Choteau county. CANADIANS LOSE GAME HER By a Score of Seven to Four the Choteau Baseball Team Defeat the Team Representing the Town of Warner, Alberta, in a Good Game. A small but enthuiastie crowd witnessed a fast and snappy game of baseball at the local diamond last Monday afternoon, the con testants being our own players and a team from Warner, Alberta, who have invaded the United States to “ teach the natives the game.” and incidetUly see the country. The more of the country they see the better they like it, but as teachers they seem to bo failures. In only two innings were they really dangerous. In tho first it looked as though our team was up against the real article and wore to be given a drubbing. With but one out and two men on bases, however, DeMnrs tightened up and with admirable supoort the next two players up were retired and the inning closxl without a score. For the next six innings the Warner's failed to get a man past third base. In the eighth DeMars passed the first batter up and a couple of errors, coupled with four safe hits, netted tho vis itors four runs; the score was tied. They failed to score in the ninth. In (. hotoau’s first inning only three men faced the Canadian pitcher. Bowers’ pop-up fly was taken in by the short stop. Connor FÁRM1NGTON was out, third to first; Burke struck out. In each of thoseoor.d and third innings a score was made. Here the Canadians changed pitcher^, sending Dixon to the mound and Campbell to center field. The next three innings re sulted hi goose eggs for Choteau, but in the seventh two runs were scored and in the eighth inning three scores were piled up for good measure. The game ended with the score standing Chotean 11, Warner 4. W A U X E H A B It II l ’ O A E P u c k e t t . If ó 1 1 1 0 U A r n o ld , r f r» 0 •> 0 0 0 1’osrer, l b 5 1 o 12 l 1 C a m p b e ll, p 4 1 1 2 0 1 B e r g , ss 4 1 I 0 .> 1 L u k e r , c 4 0 .1 0 2 1 C u llen . 2h 4 0 • » 0 0 1 G e o r g e . 3I> 4 0 0 :t 0 1 D ixon , c f 3 0 0 i . i <> B i c k f o r d . , 1 0 0 0 0 0 — —• — — 30 4 11 24 14 ; * B a t t e d fo r D ixon In tho n in t h . C H O T E A U B o w e r s , et .ì 1 1 1 0 0 C o n n o r . Ih 5 0 1 12 0 0 B u r k e , ss 5 0 1 O 0 1 M c G r e g o r . 2b 4 0 0 1 - 0 M o n r o e , If 4 0 0 0 1 0 C r a w f o r d , <; 4 1 *> - 0 1 l l a l l í e s . 3 b 4 •» 1 2 .» 1 H o d g k lss, rf 4 3 •> 1 0 0 D e M n rs, p 4 1 3 0 — — — — — — 33 7 1U 27 15 3 S e o r e C h o t e a n B y In n in g s . 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 * - —7 W a r n e r 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 - 4 His Arrival Indefinite .H’ rom our Ttegulnr Correspondent.! The glorious Fourth has come and gone and no one killed or in jured. Surely we are more sane,, yes, 1 libelieve more patriotic. The sale of lots for the new town of Farmington, which was conducted at Great Falls last Sat urday was a decided success. Evidently the people know a good thing when they see it. There was a total of one hundred and twenty-six lots bought by people from various parts of the country. There were three lum ber yards. A Minneapolis brew ing company will build a ten thousand dollar hotel, providing they can obtain a saloon license. As the people have taken the stand for a temperance town, tho said con)puny will no doubt hunt greener fields, and the thirsty farmer will quench his thirst with an ice cream soda which is nour ishing as well as palitable. The streots arc named Rosebud, Carbon, Lewis and Clark. Dan Lindseth, Ed. Bollcrud, Christ Lindseth, Harry Thomp son, Henry Davidson, Latins Ot- ness, Ncvin Cnskcy and P, O. Kustnd each purchased one or two lots. Jack Kerr and wife are enjoy ing a box of very fine cherries sent to them by Sam Bateman of Medford, Oregon. Mrs. Jake Ausled, formerly of Farmington, but several years a resident of the Pacific coast, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Henry Davidson. Mr. and Mrs. David Davidson and daughter, Miss Bertha, visit ed with K. J. Roberson and wife July Fourth. Charles M. Pierce, Arthur Da vidson, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hanson and the Misses Sophia and Amanda Lindseth spent the Fourth in Brady. All report having a good time. Mrs. Walter Gorham has gone to Cascade to visit with a sister, who is reported as being on the sick list. Helena, July 7.—When Secre tary of the Interior L <ne comes to Montana he wishes to nvoid—mak- ingspeeches and being entertained, but hopes to meet as many people as possible in the “ simplest r.” d most informal manner.” He so advises Governor S. V. Stewart, and also writes lie docs not, know I just when he can come. He says: I “ My Dear Governor: 1 am very much obliged for your let- ler o f June 27, and for all the kind invitations contained therein. Just when 1 will be in your state I cannot ray. My time will cer tainly he very much, taken up with official matters, which will make it impossible for me to be the re cipient o f such hospitality as your generous people extend. I wish to avoid making speeches and be ing entertained, but I hope to have an opportunity to meet as many of your people as possible in the simplest and most informal man ner.” Cups And Towels. Helena, July 7. Proprictora of hotels, restaurants, lodging houses and pereons responsible for other public places had better chuck the roller towels and public drinking cups out of their establishments, for Dr. W . F. Coggwells, secre tary of the state board of health, has announced he has given in structions to all health officers to immediately prosecute p e r s o n s failing to observe the state board of health’s regulation banning the roller towel and the promicuous cup, for committing a misdemean or. • Marriage Licenses. Since our last report marriage licenses have been issued by James Gibson, clerk of the district court, to the following couples: Geo. A. West Jr., and Ethel Blake of Kevin. Jeremiah Joseph Kitson and Mary Albertson, of Browning. Nelson V. LnDue and Nellie Rasmussen, of Cut Bank. Floyd L. Clark and Mae Eleanor Stilltnann, of Choteau.