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••• v ^ 7 . .•\:. ' . *■ .»./■’* !$ ’ ’’ v - - '.“ /* l *, - ^ ' -■ ,v .' , “-■ ’’ ' , i ' i , ' i' ‘ • •■• >'»’’*'■ “ \ | i ^ * eJ*f-*-iK*' •■■” « ¿ i* r + : 'M !< * -c ~V »j.-o - w y a ' ** - ■••f^^^g>>’-~- fy t ^ y y VOLUME I CHOTEAU, TETON COUNCT,:*MONTANA; MARC B 27, 1914 NUMBER 39 I: MAJOR GENERAL CARTER HEADS BORDER TROOPS. I ’ ^T~ ; , Ì W «^<S& * & I r ' f « * . 7 *\ xi ,,'rTj:‘ P < 7 ^ %' ' Li Sc X \o: f ' <^ >% / *' '' > ' V i,S- @ 1913, by American Press Association. Major General William H. Carter is In charge of the central division of the United States army, his headquarters being In Chicago, and he is command ing the 10,000 troops which have been Jong encamped near Galveston. Tex. Choteau to Have a Mayor New The time for the spring elections is not far away. It will be here 6ooner than citizens think. April 6 is the date set. This is a critical period and the future welfare of Choteau depends ver.y largely upon what the people do at this coming election. Towns have been made and lost upon the action of its citizens. Oklahoma city has a population today of something over 75,000 inhabitants. Ten years ago it was nothing, more thain a 'grazing spot on the broad prairies. Guthrie was the capital of all the Indian Territory, but because of the obstinacy of the old-timers who happened to own some of the best lots along the principal street and refusing to sell, the thousands of settlers who flocked into the new state were kept out of the capital, and Oklahoma City is the . result. OklahomalCity began likea Bynum to boost their town, and after a little”while the foremost men went after the capital and they got it, after a lively scrap, from oid sleepy-hollow Guthrie. Business men gave lots and money to induce merchants to locate there, and the little prairie town grew untiljtoday it is one of the liveliest cities in the southwest. Conditions are similar all over the country. What is going to happen to Choteau? Will the business men extend a friendly hand, manifest a spirit of progress, hand out some civic pride, and bike the initial steps this spring for laying the foundation of a city, or will they improvements that' have been talked about are necessary for the future growth of the villiage. Will you have the improvements, or not? There is one prominent man who has been mentioned for the office of mayor. He is a banker, and a successful' stock grower. He enjoys the confidence of all the citizens, and upon him Cho teau voters should, unite for the office of mayor. Mr.' G M. Coffey is the man of the hour. Most all of the sentiment seems to crystallize around his name. Mr. Coffey will accept the nomination without a contest. It is hoped, therefore, that everybody will step aside and make room for this splendid citizen of whom we are all proud. In taking up the name of Mr. Coffey, we mean no discredit upon any one else. Mayor Hirshberg is a patriotic man, and if he would continue in the office, he would make a goud mayor, but it is his intention to travel abroad this year, and furthermore, he does not care for the burdens of the office. Then, too, there are other good men of whom ive are all just ly proud, but in Mr. Coffey we find those qualities which will unite all citizens upon a strong ticket. Make him our next mayor. State Fair Prize Helena, March 19 .—A brand new automobile worth $1400 is being given away free as a prem ium by the Montana State Fair this year for the best wheat ex hibited at that exposition this fall and it is expected that the great est array of>:.this,grain ever gotten together will be shown. AfteV the -state ‘ flii r it ^vifi^be: tu Uen^'tb ~th e’ Panama-Pacific Exposition at San Francisco to help make the Mon tana booth revel in the grain for which it holds world’s honors. The Carte rear, the auto selected for the prize, retails for $1400 and is the latest model number 7 tour ing car, for five passengers, with the highest class of workmanship throughout, completely equipped with electric starting and lighting devices. A premium of this worth and magnitude has never before been given away by any state fair and the fact that the entry has been made so easy and simple gives every farmer in the state of Mon tana an opportunity to compete, for it. All that is required is five sheaves of wheat, any kind, and three bushels of threshed wheat from the same field and of the same variety. The Cartercar automobile is just one of the few of the many special premiums that the state fair-is offering this year and it is announced' that by the time the regular premium catalog is published that the offerings for Most Successful Subscription Contest Ever Promoted In County Closed Saturday Miss flary Read Won the Capital Prize, a Beautiful f Werner Piana. Hiss Sally Graves Receives • 1 ■ : the Next Highest Number of Votes RESULT OF THE! FINAL COUNT NAME ADDRESS Miss Mary Read, Choteau ............. . .... Winner of Werner Piano. Miss Sally Graves, Choteau ......... * ....................... Winner of Diamond ring. Miss Violet Lesterud, Choteau ........... Winner of ladies 17 jewel watch. Miss Clara Pinger, C'hotiau ....... Winner of ladies 7 jf*w< No. VOTES (501,500 590,200 555, SOU 526.600 just lay down like a sick dog and ¡all farm products will exceed let the greatest opportunity of their history fioat down the.stiearn and like the little girl, who, after she had thrown her flowers away, cried to the waters, “bring back my flowers,’’raise the cry in after years, “¡jive, me another oppor- tuhity, another railroad and 1 will not throw ir away, commands a strategy* location. It is the gateway to the greatest hunting grounds of the northwest. It is the headquarters of the U. S. National forest service, and a natural supply center for sports men. those, of 1913. Already a great many farmers have written to the fair officers at Helena regarding the Cartercar- anto wheat-premium and over 25 actual entries have been made so far and the management expects that a '¡peeinl section of the agri- Chobeau cultural building will he set apart due to the popularity of this inter esting and valuable contest. Public Meeting A meeting is called for Monday In addition it is surrounded i evening. March 30, at the court by a rich farming country, and house, for the purpose of deter- most of those in the district for 25 miles around are prosperous and happy. But Choteau must get busy. Business men take this matter seriously. Unite on one of your foremost citizens for mayor. Go to him and tell him mining who shall be our town officers for the coming term. All citizens are requested to be presen*. WANTED.—Position on a ranch by married couple. Five years experience; can furnish references. it is his duty to take the lead. Address inquiries to U. Riggins, Cho; »11 needs a leader. These j Choteau, Montana. The great popularity voting con test conducted by the Montanan is closed, and the prizes have be.en awarded to the successful candi dates, who are highly pleased and the public is thoroughly satisfied with results. The Montanan vot ing contest has been successful in different ways, it has brought in many new subscribers, and has made many friends for the paper. There is no question but the prizes were well worth all the hard work the contestants put forth to win them. One of the distinguishing fea tures of the contest was the spirit of fairness that predominated. When the contest was begun it was announced that the square deal policy ¡would prevail, and it cer tainly has from start to finish. The contestants have been most fair with each other, judging from reports, and the contest editor has been very careful to give each an equally fair chance to win. No favoritism was displayed at any time. Those who were determined to be winners may thank their loyal friends and their own efforts for the happy results. The Montanan and Mr. Scarboro the contest editor, take this oppor tunity of thanking all who partici pated in the contest and whose own individual efforts have so far assisted in making the enterprize a success. In spite of the large sums of money spent by the Montanan for prizes, the contest has served its end. It has worked a great in crease in circulation of the best paper in the county, and this growth will be permau 'nt. The splendid «-ervice offeird by this paper will hold the new subscribers and th.s i- the one thing desired by the Montanan. The count of the vote was made in the Citize-is State Bank Satur day evening in full view of every one present. Great care was exercised h.y the judges in counting the votes, and an adding machine was used to insure their accuracy. The count being made by four disinterested gentlemen, was en tirely satisfactory to all concerned, for they had no motive in the con test than tu accept the invitation of the management to make a through and complete canva- of the votes. Every ballot was carefully scrut inized by the judges and those pre sent expressed themselves as high ly pleased with the manner uf ai- riving at the results. Nip and tuck, the candidate-, had fought for five lung weeks, each ballot adding to the interest 0 / the contest. F joiji time to time many persons took time to gues- at the possible winners, hut the opinion was hardly expressed be- w a tch. E. N. HAUGEN. .1. I. CAIN. E. D. FORREST. JAMES ECKFORD. fore another hunch of votes was recorded. So it went through the whole contest, first one and then another forging ahead. The reserve strength of the var ious candidates played an import- aut part and was the deciding factor in determining the winners. The winners may feel proud of the honor that thev have out run and ¡outclassed workers who have them selves done exceedingly well. The honor of winning is regarded by many as being worth more than the prizes. ; Friends of the contestants have hbosted them all along the line, and nothing seemed too hard for them to do, where a subscription was to be given their favorite can didate; The Montanan extends congratu lations and thanks to ail for their earnestness of purpose and for the work that they have accomplished. Now at lust the contest is dosed and it is with pleasure that - the final awards are given successful candidates chosen by the public at large to receive them. 1 he contest was conducted by L. F. Scarboro. 961 South Ogden Street, Denver, Colorado. I take this means of thanking my many friends in all parts of the community who so loyally .supported me in the Montanan's contest just dosed. It was due to their support that I was able to win the first prize, a Werner piano. The policy of the manage ment, “square deal to all” is also worthy .of appreciation. Mary Read. I wish to thank all m.v friends in and around Choteau, for their help in the Montanan contest. Sallie Graves. Being compelled to give most of my time to my work. I was un able to get out and work properly. I owe my standing, third place, to my friends who came to m,y -upport. Please, accept my thapks. Violet Lesterud. While standing fourth in the Montanan’s contest, and realizing that 1 entered only on the advice of my friends, and after the con test was well under way, I owe m.v place to my friends who so liberally supported me. It is cer tainly a pleasure to show part of my appieciation by thanking them through the columns of this paper and to Jet them know that I am just as thankful as though I had been the winner of the capital prize. Clara Pinger. Home Talent Play The home talent play to be pre sented by Choteau’s young folks under the direction of Mrs. Ingram Cain promises to be one of the finest productions ever seen in northern Montana. Mrs. Cain is holding rebersal- regularly every night, and the play is being brought into a state of perfection. Great interest is already • being shown in the work and there is no doubt but the high school will be packed as it never has been be fore on the night of April 3. The City or Home Ties details the sad story of Martin Winn’s martial trouble- when his wife left him after a child was born. A1 Powers takes the part of Mar tin Winn, and Ruth Winn, his daughter is taker, by Miss Mabel Cowell. There are four acts in the play. In the opening of the play everyone is looking for Ruth’s home coming, and after a little colloquy between Mrs. Pop lin and the other'players who are in eager expectation of Ruth’s return from the city, there is soon a shout given that she is coming, and her entrance on the stage brings happiness upon all. All the other characters in the play have prominent parts that make each place of equal importance on the program. Alma Wayne, Ruth’s city friend, opens act II, in a ver.y interesting chat with the city man who is in love with Ruth Winn. Ti.is part is supported very ably by Mr. Cain. Josiah Tizzard, an umbrella mender, taken by Martin Reed, and Mrs. Ingram Cain, in Mrs. Poplin fur nish comedy in every act, and keep your sides aching with laughter. __ At_ tinies you will roar at'Mrs. Poplin” Aunt‘'Mel issa, Martin’s sister, is taken in a SDlendid manner by Miss Lqiper. and in this part the character is very important in every act. There is a colored servant who takes the part of a “Tops.y, ” and this character will be left to the audience to be picked out. Professor ’ Dietrich carries the part of Ruth’s true liver, the boy friend of her youth, and has the sympathy of the audience all through. The cast is composed of Cho- teau's best and deserves your support. Remember the date, Friday evening, April 3. Re served seats now on sale at the Choteau Drug store. Attorney General D. M. Kelly has nd\ ised Examiner MaGraw that boards of county commission ers cannot under the law adjourn ■regular meetings from time to time to give them au opportunity to ex amine, settle and allow accounts against the county, monthly in stead of quarterly. He holds: “That bills and accounts may be considered only at regular quarterly meetings. That in case of adjourned regular meetings, only such bills or accounts may be considered as were legally chargeable against the county at the time stated for the regular meeting. That there fore, they could not take a recess in a regular quarterly meeting for the purpose of examining, settling and allowing accounts against the county falling due after the time prescribed for the regular quar terly meeting. WANTED—Young man, not over 25 years old, in general store. No objection to a country boy. Only those wanting a permanent position need apply. Address The Choteau Montanan. ) REAR ADMIRAL BEATTY, OF FOURTH DIVISION. W 5 *v S CV*-'* * .. A;,.,. V a - < '«J. Évi* s , v i '■*sty s ' \ -v Rear Admiral Frank E. Beatty la commander of the fourth division of the Atlantic fleet, bis flagship being the hattJeshiu Connect h ut. Convicted of Man slaughter The Choteau Market The jury in the case of the State of Montana against Dr. C. W. Dawo, charged with the mur der of Charlie Clifford, near Valier, in November of last year, arrived at a verdict of “guilty of manslaughter,’’ leaving the punr ishmentto be fixed by the court, on last Wednesday evening. The law provides a penalty of from one to ten years in the peniten tiary upon conviction of man slaughter, and it is thought by disinterested persons who have followed the trial of the case closely, that Dawe certainly de serves the maximum penalty. The trial of the'ease was commenced on Tuesday, March 17, and every thing possible was done to save the accussad from the natural effects of his vicious actions. His interests in court were care fully guarded by competent and conscientious attorneys, Sidney Logan of Kalispell, and R. M. Hatters!ey of Conrad. Consider able sympathy was “manufac tured” for him by some of the good but mistaken and hysterical women of the town, who attended each session of court, openly ex pressing -sympathy and good-will toward the prisoner, even .n the presence of the jurors who were sworn to try the ea-e without prejudice or partiality, but who certainly must have been influ enced by these actions to a greater or less extent. The case went to the jury Monday evening, who deliberated on their verdict, for two days be fore it was arrived at. Th< ver dict was clearly a com promise one:, as it is gene:ally understood that, during the balloting the jurors stood six for conviction of murder and six for acquittal. Those who voted for acquittal were of the. opinion that Dawe was insane when the murder was committed.. It is probable Dawe will be sen-, tenred by Judge Ewing tomorrow. Following are tiie prices being paid fur grain on the Chote.Mii market, as furnished the Montanan by the Farmer.-’ Elevator com puny. Figure- are corrected each week up to Thursday after noon: Winter wheat. .. Spring wheat Flax (57 (5 > I Visitors in Choteau Jurors, witnesses, visitors who are you going to spend Smda Will you lounge around the hoi all day, sit in your room, or w you break the record, and go church. “Goto church Sunday, is the slogan of Bill Sunday, ai t is being put into practice i over the country. s Hours of service are 10:30 a. m and 7:45 p. 111 . At the Kph-cop church you will have a rordi welcome, a- at all th° others, (j to church Sunday. I SEED OA'IS:—'Silver mine brand; first-class quality. A. H. Gamble. •