The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, April 10, 1914, Image 1

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In the case of the Northern Land Co., a corporation, vs E. T. Bynum et al, the defendants1 de­ murrer was overruled and they were given 30 days in which to answer. H. W. Bateman vs Charles Heighten and Annie Heighten. Verdict for the plaintiff. Odenwald Bros., vs George Richards, Sr. Judgment for the plaintiffs for $229. Carr and Adams Co., a corpora­ tion, vs E. B. Hancock. Verdict for the defendant, and his dam­ ages were fixed at $215.46. Coffman Bros, vs. Jay. Verdict for the defendant. A. E. Wilbur vs W. H. Gal- usha. Judgment by agreement •or f pla *. H. W.,Bateman vs W. H. Gal- usha. Judgment by agreement for plaintiff. Neil McArthur and Peter Mc­ Arthur, co-partners, vs Abe Ferguson. Verdict for plaintiffs. Nick Baatz vs Ben Berg. Ver­ dict for defendant. L. M. Barr vs Ida Boucher. Settting of case vacated for term. F. H. Pings vs Charles Moe. Verdict for the plaintiff; damages fixed at $230.40, and costs of suit. Myrtle Pearl Hollywood vs Riohard Hollywood. Decree of divorce granted plaintiff. In the case of the State of Montana against Melvin Johnson and Mandius Johnson, both defen­ dants were fined $500 on their conviction of assault in the third degree. E. R. Savage vs. B. F. Boyce. Demurrer overruled and defend­ ant given 20 days to answer. David A. DeTour vs. Janies Gibson and James Sulgrove. De­ murrer of the plaintiff to the separate answer of each defendant was overruled and the plaintiff was given 20 days in which to file re­ ply. Manuel Jacobs vs. Frank Petch. Demurrer of the defendant over­ ruled and the defendant given 20 days in which to answer. Gertrude C. Dean vs. George Jay. Demurrer overruled and defendant given 20 days to answer. F. L. Buzzell vs. Great North­ ern Railway Co. Demurrer over­ ruled and plaintiff gi^en 30 days to answer. Henry Beaupre vs. John M. Weaver. Demurrer o f defendant set for hearing on May 29th. Senator Myers in Hospital Washington, April 8.—Senator Myers today entered Garfield hospital, this city, to receive med­ ical treatment for stomach trouble. It is likely he will undergo a minjr surgical operation, and ex­ pects to remain in the hospital for two or three weeks. The funeral o f the late Schuler M. Corson was held last Friday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Percy Reed Mc­ Mahan, who took for his subject “ God, with us the secret of suc­ cess,1 ’ the lesson being drawn from the Transfiguration. The deceased is survived by two brothers, I. S. Corson, of Seattle, and Byron Corson, of Choteau, a wife and eight child­ ren, four sons and four daughters, and a son, Charles Corson, of Tex­ as, by a former marriage. As mentioned in these columns last week he was a pioneer North­ ern Montana newspaper man, having conducted papers at both Sun River and Choteau a number of years ago. He was a man of sterling woi’th, a kind and loving husband and father, a loyal friend and neighbor. As editor of the Choteau Montanian he did much for the upbuilding o f Choteau and Teton county generally. He will be greatly missed in this com­ munity. Bynum Breezes Miss Rosie Heckman returned home after a three weeks1 visit with relatives at Sand.Coulee. Mrs. Wm. O ’Neil was a visiter in Choteau the lasji of the week. Herman Yietring attended school election at the Black Leaf Saturday. W. Watson his hardware store almost completed and ex­ pects two car loads of fixtures and stock this week. Nick Tuttle is around again after spending the winter in The Bynum News will make its appearance next Friday (April 10). Mr. Maple of Valier will be the editor. He has rented Jerry Kerby’s office building. George Tallefson was re-elected schoool trustee at the election Saturday. The Farmers held a meeting last Saturday; several new members joined. Bynum is growing, but we didn’t know it had got so large it took both school houses to hold the farmers. Next time we hope they will have an understand­ ing and meet together. Jesse Taylor was a visitor last week while on his way to the dry forks to look over some sheep. Jack Angus, of Collins, is a Bynum visitor this week. Mrs. C. C. Stewart is around again after a spell of the grippe. The Bynum bank is about com­ pleted and will be ready for busi­ ness the twentieth. Ed. Noble, C. Friend, Mr. Hunt, and T. Zwistler are all visitors in Great Falls this week. At the sjiecial meeting of the board of countv commissioners held this week, John Saterlie was appointed justice of the peace for Choteau township. He will open his justice shop at Bynum. A retail liquor license was granted to August Beck at Aloe. Wm. Shoebridge was appointed road supervisor for the Choteau dis­ trict, vice Henry Burrell, who de­ clined the appointment, which was made last month. There are 898 names on the election register of persons resid- in Teton county who are eligible1 to vote at the election to be held on April 25th for the creation of the proposed Toole con» ty. They are distributed in the different precints of the county as follows: Shelby, first ward - 397 Shelby, second ward - 34 Shelby, third ward - 29 Kevin . . . 129 Sweetgrass - - 202 Ethridge - - 107 There was some mighty quick work done by Teton county offi­ cials last week. Robert Johnson a colored “ gennelman,” was brought over from Conrad on Friday, charged with having stolen some diamonds from a colored porter at that city. Ex­ pressing a desire to enter a plea of guilty to the charge against him,1 Johnson was taken to the court house and within fifteen minutes all the papers in his case were prepared, his plea entered, he had waived the statutory time in which to receive sentence, and was sentenced by J udge Ewing to serve 18 months at hard labor in the penitentiary at Deer Lodge. Sheriff McKenzie was in Great Falls with six other men who bad been given penitentiary sentences. He was notified to wait the arrival of a deputy sheriff with the pris­ oner, and an auto ride to the Falls made it possible for Mr. “ John- sing” to joiu the family party, who will board for a time at Deer Lodge at the expense of the state. Episcopal Church Notes Special music by the choir both morning and evening. Subject of morning sermon, “ Was Jesus Christ Divine?” Evening subject, “ A Morning’s Outing with The Master.” Easter comes but once a y e a r , and it is hoped that this Easter will find every one who can pos­ sibly go at church next Sunday. Morning services at 10:30; even­ ing at 7:45. Rev. L. F. Haley, minister, flarriage Licenses* r.\ • • ~ \ ■- ' > - . . Bince ohr last report marriage licenses have been issued by James Gibson, clerk of the district court, as follows. Roy Bahr, 26, of Cut Bank, and AbbieKlott, 23, of Fall River, Wisconsin. Gilbert Floberg, 31, and Julia Jensine Alexanderson, 16, both of Sollid. Jesse Nelson, 26, and Hazel Victoria Smith, 18, both of Shelby. Catholic Services On next Sunday, April 12. m a ss will he celebrated in Bynum at 9:30 a. m. High mass with special music prepared by the chou* will be sung in the Catholic church, Choteau, at 11 a. m. In theeven- ing at 7:30 p. m. the usual devo­ tions will take place. A cordial invitation extended to everybody. J. Connolly, pastor. Machinery For Fibre Hill The machinery for the flax fibre mill arrived this week, and is be­ ing installed as-rapidly as possible, says the Conrad Independent. Some of the imported machinery has not yet arrived, but is expected most any time, and ns soon as it comes and can be assembled, the mill will be ready to start opera­ tions. The company also shipped in several car» of flax straw from Cascade, which is now at the mill, and which wi’l he used to start operations with. The company representatives have had no trouble in signing up contracts with farm­ ers for a sufficient acreage of flax crop this year to insure enough straw to run the mill to capacity after harvest. Mr. Pearson, who will have charge of the mill is expect'd to arrive this week from Montreal, where he went on a short business trip, and will make his home here during the summer at least and look after the business. The election in Choteau last Monday passed off very quietly, Geo. M. Coffey, candidate of the Citizens’ Party, being elected mayor over E. N. Haugen, the independent candidate, by a majority of 25 votes. Mr. Coffey carried both wards, the first ward by 11 votes and the second by 14 votes. T ie vote was as follows: FIRST WARD Coffey ....... 26 Haugen ..................................... 15 SHOOED WARD C o ffey...................................... 38 Hnugen...................... 24 Wm. Hodgskiss and J. E. Mal- niin were elected aldermen for the first ward, without opposition, as were A. C. Burbank and C. Loony in the second ward, al­ though there were a couple of scattering votes in each ward. The City, or Home Ties It is always a pleasure to speak of something good, and when one mentions the home talent play that was given at the high school last Friday night, he thinks at once of the very best entertain­ ment ever produced in tnis part of Montana. What is a play? What is an actor’s work? The answer is, to entertain; so when a play or an actor entertains, he meets all the requirements. When you go to the theatre you go to be enter­ tained, and if you are not enter­ tained, you are disappointed. The City, or Home Ties, fulfilled all these requirements, and as an entertain men' it was a grand success. It was also a success from every other point of view, it was well done. Every person ,\vho b8d a part in that play dis­ played unusual ability. There'Was not a'poor thing about it. It was very unusual, and hardly belongs to the category of home talent plays. To Mrs. J. I. Cain is due very great credit for the excell­ ence o f this work. The play re­ flected great credit to Choteau, and it showed that the little old town is right t' ere with the goods when it comes to producing a good entertainment- It is very unusual to find the concensus of opinion all favorable for an event of this kind, but nevertheless this is the case with theCity. Several have asked that it be put on another night, and there is no doubt but the house would be packed again. Entertainments of this sort not only develop the ability of those taking part, but are a means of uplifting the spiritual welfare of the community. It was a pleas­ ure to see the people turn out so well to patronize a play, the pro­ ceeds of which went to such a laudable purpose as this one. The little church that is tryiug to climb out of debt is worthy of our help, and all who contributed to the play in any way can have the satisfaction of knowing that they made a real contribution toward the cause o f Christianity. Civil Cases The following civil cases have been filed in the office of the clerk of the district court since our last report: James T. Stanford, receiver of the Valier-Montana Land and Water Company, a corporation, vs W. E. Dressell and Mrs. W. E. Dressell, his wife, and C. D. Fowler and Mrs. C. D. Fowler, his wife. Filed April 9th. Reliable Watches Elgin. Waltham. Illinois. Hampden. Let us show you the Hamilton watch, the finest railroad watch made. j Our repairing advertises itself. • HOLLAND, the Jeweler. (Contributed by Uncle Rube) Recently I stepped into a tem­ ple o f worship just in time to hear the most interesting part of an eloquent sermon extolling the “ Divine Virtues” of a man called Jesus. It seems this man Jesus had merited the appellation of God and was entitled to be worshiped for several reaspns. The main reason for these extraordinary prerogatives being exercised by Jesus, as the preacher saw it on this particular Sunday morning, was that “ Jesus was true to his convictions,” even to the forfeit­ ure of life itself. Jesus, so the preacher said, had set aside all traditions and social customs, even the prevailing busi­ ness ethics, and based his philoso­ phy on the common good of man; he had, so the “ sacred book” tells us, defied the ringleaders of all the political organizations and made his appeal direct to the peo­ ple: he had denounced the Phari­ saical pretenses of the Chief Pries s, scribes and elders of the people: he had the temerity to announce the overthrow of old laws, forms and usages, even the prevailing business methods,* and went so far as to prophesy the ad­ vent of a new dispensation in the administration of économie justice. Though of noble descent, highly cultured and profoundly wise, he associated with the poor and out­ cast and was a friend of harlots and drunkards. “ For these things,” the preach­ er said, ‘ he was socially ostra­ cised, persecuted, boycotted and finally crucified.” At this point in his sermon the preacher grew exceptionally eloquent and fer­ vently .'inotitinal, ending 'his per-' oration’ with these words: “ And because Jesus was so true to His convictions and suffered these' things for us. he merits our deep­ est sympathy, our greatest love, our profoundest admiration as a man, and our undivided worship as a God.” As the preucher’s voice died away the trained choir and cultur­ ed congregation burst forth in a chorus of praise: “ All hail the power o f Jesus’ name, Let Angels prostrate fall; Bring iorth the ro,\al diadem And crown him Lord of nil.” With a fervent prayer that God might help us all to emulate the words and deeds of this man and God called Jesus Christ, the peo­ ple were dismissed. As they quietly and reverently passed down the aisles 1 could see that the sermon had made a pro­ found impression, and from occa­ sional words of praise I could hear fall from the lips of the wor­ shipers there was a universal en­ dorsement of the words of the preacher. And then I grew strangely re­ flective. I recalled that the preach­ er had made no direct applications to modern religions, social and economic'conditions pointing out how the teachings of Jesus would affect our present day activities. And I thought of the men and women of today who are doing just what .iesus did in his d a y - remaining true to their convictions, even in the face of social ostra­ cism, boycott and all manner of persecution. I reflected that these modern revolters ignored all tra­ ditions, social customs and busi­ ness ethics that hindered the com­ mon good; that they defied the leaders of political rings and sought to form a party of the people; that they denounced as hypocritical the modern priests and religious teachers who form intrigues with the despoilers of mankind; that they have the temer- Wasliington, April 8. —Two delegations o f Indians from the Blackfeet agency are here to pro­ test against opening the Blaekfeet reservation to entry. One dele­ gation is opposed to opening any of the lands, and the other is willing to have the eastern tier of townships in the reservation open­ ed, and the remaining lands re­ tained for the Indians. The In­ dian office is opposed to opening the lands, although such opening was provided by the act of 1907. Hearings have been given the protesting Indians by the Indian affaiis committee in connection with Senator Myers’ amendment to the Indian appropriation bill directing the opening of the eastern townships favored by a faction of the tribe. In today’s meeting Senator Lane, of Oregon, raised the point of order that the Myers’ amend­ ment proposed new legislaton not germane to an appropriation bill and the committee sustained his objections. A separate bill pro­ viding for the opening of the eastern townships will be intro­ duced, and will have the support of both Montana senators. Naturalization Papers The following have made appli­ cation before Clerk of the Court Gibson for citizenship papers: James Lavot, la ^subject of France, residing at Conrad. Milan Medja, a subject of Aus­ tria, residing at Collins. Peter Sutherland, a subject of Scotland, residing at Brady. Samuel Edward Tweedy, a sub­ ject of Canada, resieingat Sdelby. Declaration to bhcome-riSitizerts of the United States have been filed by» the following: Michael Lawrence Ferris, a sub- of Canada, rosiding at Dupuyer. NOTICE OF MEETING Regular meeting of the Farm­ ington Local Union of the Amer­ ican Society of Equity will be held at the Burton school house on Saturday, April 11, at 2 p. m. All members are requested to be present, and visitors are welcome. O. S. Forseth, Secretary. ity to announce the overthrow of all present laws, usages and in­ dustrial organiz ations that uphold oppression and monopoly and boldly proclaim the early advent- of a new reign of economic justice- and liberty; that they are the friend-, of the poor, the down­ trodden and the vicious; that they, in fact, are doing ju9t what the preacher said Jesus did when he was on earth and just what the preacher prayed to his God id give us the “ divine grace” to do. Then I reflected once more that this preacher and his congregation loved Jesus for what he did, and for his deeds worshiped him as a God. But what o f those people who today are doing what Jesus did 2000 years ago? What is the attitude of this preacher and his congregation toward THEM? Let me tell you. They are taking the place of thé ancient Jewish church and in the person of the modern saviours of the race are crucifying Jesus Christ afresh. In the eyes of this preacher and his eongregrtion Jesus was a Sa­ viour and a God for doing what he did, but in the eyes o f the same people’ those who are really doihg the work of Jesus today aresocial- isis, fanatics and fools. Is it not strange that religion brands a révolter as a fool today and a God 2000 years ago?

The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.), 10 April 1914, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.