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yif' '•* ^ y VOLUME I ’■* \ o r - : ' ^ v*--~ • / ' t .1 1- • . *. rr '' •• \-r‘- . > . '~ ' k- :•'* , \ - X ■ > ' r CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY; MONTANA, OCTOBER 24, 1913 •/ iv- *-*> v ^ » * * ^ * .■;ïv^, ' ■ k V * i S S Ä ............ , Æ ! » * «*} . J». to ' 1 > NUMBER. IV ; \ > > • 0 * Modification of Requirements It having been found that con cessions should be made in the case of those homesteaders who are unable to cultivate the pre scribed area, the interior depart ment has issued, in the form of a letter to the commissioner of the general land office, instructions for the modification o f the regula tions which will be of importance to all three year homesteaders’ The new circular is as follows: To the Commissioner of the General Land Office. It is found that the administra tion of the three year homestead law, act of June 5, 1912, that the regulations issued February 13, 1913, governing the reduction of cultivation, should be made more specific. Section 7 of said regula tions is therefoi’e amended to read as follows: “ The secretary of the interior is authorized, upon a satisfactory showing, therefore, to reduce the required area of cultivation. The homestead laws were enacted pri marily for the purpose of enabling citizens of the United States “ in good faith to obtain a home” and the provision of the statute in re gard to reduction in the required area of cultivation will not be per mitted to so operate as in any manner to relax the rule that the entryman must so reside upon, use, occupy, cultivate and im prove the tract of land entered by him as to satisfactory show that he is in good faith at the time of such entry intended to make the land his bona fide home and ...that it has been bis home to the date of the finarproovT“ — However, if the tract of land entered is so hilly or rough, the soil so alkaline, compact, sandy, or swampy, the precipitation of moisture so iight ns not to make cultivation practicable, to the ex- teHfc of the required amount, or if the land is generally valuable for grazing, a reduction in the area of cultivation may be permitted. The personal or financial disibili- ties or misfortunes of the entry- men existing at the time of entry will not be considered sufficient cause for reduction in the area of cultivation, but if after entry and actual settlement, through cir cumstances which at the time of entry could not reasonably have been forseen, the entryman has met with misfortune which ren ders him reasonably unable to cultivate the prescribed area, upon satisfactory proof thereof at the time o f making final proof, a reduction in area of cultivation may be permitted during the . period of disability following such misfoi-tune, provided notice of such misfortune and the nature - - ' ^ — — - DR. ROBERT BRIDGES. Succeeds Late Sir Alfred Aus tin as Poet Laureate of England. Rebekahs and .Odd Fellows Bozeman, Oct. 23.—The Re- bekah assembly and the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of the State of Montana closéd their ses sions here yesterday afternoon by the selection of Butte as their next place of meeting, and the election and installation of the following officers: F, E. Davis, of Bozeman, grand master; Wiley Mountjoy, of Twin Bridges; deputy grand master; W. H. Goodland/of Centerville, grand warden; R W. Kemp, of Missou la, grand secretary; H. A, Meyer, Helena, grand treasurer; R. H. Swain, of Great Falls, grand rep resentative. for one year. Appointive officers follow: C. E. Trescott of Choteau, grand marshal; O. S. Draper, of Bon ner, grand conductor; T. H. Shadoin, of Livingston, grand herald; J. E. Parker, of Bozeman, grand chaplain. Rebekah assembly’s choice for officials resulted: Mr«*. Alberta Martin, of Ekalaka, president; Mrs. Mary Bolinger, of Bozeman, vice president; Mrs. Dixon, of Philipsburg, warden: Mrs. Nellie W- Neil of Helena, secretary; Mrs. Lida Spaulding of Missoula, treasurer; Mrs. Kate White of Hamilton, chaplain. Mrs. Martin appointed the following officers: Mrs. May Bennett of Anaconda, marshal; Mrs. Axelda Mitchell, of Chester, conductress; Mrs. Gertie Powell, of Red Lodge, Inside guardian; and Mrs. D”css^ of Livingston, outsit _.vxian. . Advertised Letters T H E pretty Duchess of Marlborough, who, as every American know a. wan Consuelo Vanderbilt, is the new lender of the eonsonnilu* Loudon suffragists. She’s not a militant That must be understood distinctly But she is the new head of the vvomau.s organization started to .-♦•«tire municipal offices for women in London. Tlie duehess decries the outr;.... s ot the suffragettes/ but believes women .should^tu^d office and should vole Mie is much in sympathy with the American suffragist movement The following is the list of let ters remaining uncalled for at the Choteau post office: Mi9s Francis Scott Wilder Roberts Chas. Neilson McCaull Western Elevator Co. T. M. Angell W. C. Bronson Loan Belle Jake Bottger L. Barringer James Cronin Choteau & Co Geo. R. Carolus Mrs. E. Dernis A. Dalziel F. O. Ellsins Fred Elliot Miss Isabell Fellers L. C. Franklin R. Gortet Ottor Harvestin O. A. Johnson Mike Kenneally When calling for the above please say advertised. WM. KROFFT, P. M, thereof shall be submitted under oath within 60 days after the oc- curance thereof to the register of the land office of the district in which the land is situated. Tilling the land or other appro priate treatment for the purpose of conserving the moisture with a view of making a profitable crop the suceeding year will be deemed cultivation within the terms of the act, where that man ner of cultivation is necessary or generally followed in the locality. No reduction in ai’en of culti vation will be permitted on ac count o f expense in removing the standing timber from the land. If lands are so heavily timbered that the' entrymen can not reas onably clear and cultivate the area prescribed by the state, such en tries will be considered specula tive and not made in good faith for the purpose of obtaining a home. C. W. Nelson,|of Spring Valley, was a business visitor in town the first o f the week. LOCAL N EW S It is reported that Attorney L. A. Foot has been appointed as at torney for the Milwaukee railway at this point. Harry McCullough, of the electric light company, is erect ing an office and workshop on the lots west of the James Sulgrovc residence. Born, on Thursday, Oct 16, 1912, to the wife of A. H. Gamble, a daughter. All concerned, in cluding Allen, are reported as ,doing well. Do not forget the Hallow’een dance to be given by the ladies of the Ediscopal guild at the Wood men hall on October 31st. It promises to be the very best dance given in this city for many years. FOUND:—A pocketbook, con taining an endorsed check for $53.25, drawn on the Citizens State Bank of Choteau. Owner can have same by calling at the Montanan office and proving property. W. S. Shannon, of this city, who has been employed in the office of Attorney Phil I. Cole for some time, took the examination before the supreme court at Helena last Monday and was ad mitted to practice law in this state. He will continue to reside at Choteau and practice his profes sion. The Choteau po9toffice was moved last Sunday from its quar ters in the city drug store to the Corson building, one-half block west of the Frost clothing store on Hamilton street. The move was made without any great in convenience to the patrons of the office, and, as the new location is centrally located, we feel sure the patrons will soon take kindly to the change. M iss Eva Sturgeon is now the cashier at the Choteau Mercantile store vice Miss Maud Wilcox, who has resigned to teach the private school at the Cascade ranch for Win. Wallace’s children. Rasmus Fagerli, the Bynum merchant, has sold lu9 store and stock of general merchandise to a company known as the Bynum Mercantile Co. Chas, A. Franks, who is manager of the company, was a business visitor at the coun ty seat last Monday. He appre ciates the fact that he is now lo cated in a good community and our many Bynum friends will be pleased to learn that it is his in tention to carry at all times a first- class stock of goods for their accommodation. At the meeting of the city coun cil last Monday evening permis sion was granted Jos. llirshberg & Co. to establish a gasoline sta tion on the street adjoining their store, the tank for which having been installed for at least two weeks before action was asked for from the council. The applica tion of J, M, Weaver for the re moval of his retail liquor license from the Beaupre hotel to the new building he is erecting on Main street, north af the Connor build ing, was denied, the aldermen being equally divided on the sub ject, Mayor Hirshberg casting the deciding vote against thp removal. Teachers’ Examination. The teachers’ examination will he held in this city at the court house, commencing Thursday. Oct 30th. An examination will also be held st the same time at Conrad. Following is the sched ule: Thursday morning: Grammar, physiology and reading. Thursday afternoon: Geogra phy, history and civics. Friday morning: Arithmetic, spelling and theory and arts. Friday afternoon. Physical geography, algebra and school management. Saturday morning: American literature, physics, geometry and psychology. Naturalization Papers Less Than Carload Lots. The following have made appli cation before Clerk of the Court Gibson for citizenship papers: James Johnston, a native of Scotland, x’esiding ut Dupuyer. Thomas Christ Anderson, a native of Denmark, residing at Kevin. Declaration to become citizens of the United States have been filed by the following: Ernest Krause, a native of Russia, residing at Farmington. Lamhertus Ruthgerue Jeehems, a native of Russia, residing at Valie»1. High School Notes The pupils are planning to pre sent the school with a new 12 by 20 U. S.-flag. The boys have been playing baseball during the gymnasium period this week. The regular orchestra and glee »•lull practises were held on Wed- 1 nesdn.v, Some more music is to i be purchased for both of these 1 organizations. New basket ball shoes arrived the first of the week from Seattle. They are first-class shoes and will enable the boys to do better play ing. The Teton team will now be one of the best equipped in the state. The regular quarterly examina tions will be held next Thursday and Friday. All of the books taken out of library must be in by next Wed nesday so that they may be cut- ologped. Tlie junior-sophmore c'ass is decorating the auditorium for its class party, which is to held to night. A rotaryneostyle machine has been ordered for the purpose of duplicating examination questions. Special Service The newly appointed district superintendent of the Great Falls district of Methodism is expected in Choteau Nov. 1st to 4th at which coming he will conduct the first quaiterly conference, hold com munion and preach at the Metho dist church. Plans are being made to have a general reception for Rev. J. A. Martin and for the many new comers to Choteau in the church parlors, Monday evening, Nov, 3rd, at which date concoctions will be served such as will tickle the social and the physiciul palates of all who attend. Remember the date. Episcopal Church Notes There were twenty children present at the Sunday school last Sunday, and it is hoped the num ber will reach thirty as soon as the tnea«els are out of the way. Law rence Jackson will play his cornet to accompany the hymns at Sun day school. At the morning service Rev. Haley will speak on “ Christian Ideals.” Mr. Holland will play his cornet to accompany the hymns with the choir, and he will also play an offertory solo. This is a musical treat for all who en joy good music. At the evening service Rev. Haley will give a lecture on the Panama Canal. All who are not familiar with this great engineer ing feat, should hear this lecture. Last Sunday evening Rev. Haley spoke on the Impeachment of Governor Sulzer. Miss Adeline Kennedy returned to town the first of the week after a short stay at her homestead near Spring Valley. Reports were circulated ;• the first of the week stating that local freight shipments of less than1'car load lots would be received in Choteau in a few days but were denied later by men higher up in the construction company, on account of having no agent at Choteau or any of the stations be tween here and Power. Wednesday noon, however, H, L. Birum, traveling freight agent of the Great Northern, called at the Montanan office and gave us the authority to publish the news that less than car-load lots would be received for shipment to and from Choteau. The train running between here and Power is to carry a car especially for the local freight, picking it up all along the line and carrying it to Great Falls, where each piece will be sent to its destination. Mr. Birum will work all along the line, looking after the handl- of the freight. His headquarters will be in Choteau. All freight should be prepaid to insure immediate shipment as onlv paid-in-advance stuff will be handled until a residence agent arrives, which will probably be in a week or ten days. Although Mr. Birum will allow collect packages come in case of emer gency. This is certainly pleasing news for the people of Choteau and vicinity, as they will no longer have to wait on teams to bring freight from the railroad, and per haps be disappointed then, and the goods will be in much better con dition. The rates upon freight on tne new line are the regular Montana distance tariff rates and those in force between Great Fulls and Choteau on the various classes are as follows: Class 1, .38; class 2, .32; class 3, .27; class 4, .23; class 5. .22; class A, .22; class B, .18; class C, .13; class D, .11; class E, .09. The rates of classes 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the only ones under which carload shipments will be handled. Marriage Licenses Since our last report marriage licenses have been issued by James Gibson, clerk of the district court, ns follows. William A Niles, 38. and Eliza beth Jensen, 34, both of Sweet Grass. Cabin for Sale For Sale for price of lumber, a 6x8 cabin in city, with two win dows. Built only one month. Reply to box 62, Choteau. MRS. CHARLES BECKER. Her Husband Is Under Sen tence of Death In Rosenthal Case. @ 1 3 1 3 , by. American Press Association.