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VOLUME I - i ; ; ; • , * / •:? $ * ¿ c h o t e ^ u ^ t e t o n c o t m m # i o s T A N A , j u n e 2G,T9i4 NUMBER- 5 I 3 The DéinVjcrâts and Scoop - ÆBjmum •' • *\ ■■,.ç _ — V— « \ .Thedemocratic cqnnty ’ central] ■ committed âhd a^févv .democratic- postmasters and' “ editors” of . final proof papers met at Bynum last Friday for the purpose* of starting off the campaign of 1914 in propet shape. Among other things they passed resolutions commending the Wilson adminis tration for the passage o f the tar iff measure, which has not re duced the cost of living to any. appreciable extent, but has been the means of throwing thousands of wage earners out of remuner ative employment, and at the same time has brought the pro ducers of the country, and es pecially the farmers of the west and great northwest into active competition with Australia, China and other foreign .countries; the administration of Governor Stew art was unqualifiedly endorsed, but no mention was made of the fact that the Governor had re cently ordered the state militia to hold itself in readiness for duty in Butte, later denying that he had made such an order; U. senators were highly endorsed for their vote on the toll repeal bill overlooking the fact tha tSen- ator Walsh dodged the issue— being conveniently absent when congress took the vote on that measure, after having told the people of the state that he could do nothing else than stand with the democratic platform on the matter, which provided for the exemption from tolls of vessels of the United States engaged in coastwise traffic. Congressman •Evans and Stout, who. have -recr ommended many of the faithful for postmaster, and who are re sponsible for the nomination of these persons to those positions, wire pledged the hearty support and co-operation of every post master present in their race for election. After these resolutions were adopted the ‘»crowd,” con sisting o f possibly 20, adjourned for more liquid refreshments,« which was freely dispensed by the gentlemanly bar men at so much per dispense. Much demo cratic enthusiasm was thus created and our democratic friends, post masters and “ final proof editors” were soon in a condjtion to “ point with pride,” and “ view with alarm,” etc. The efforts to place “ Scoop” on record politically proved a dismal failure. When called upon to state his position, poor “ Scoop” stammered out that he saw no reason at this time to make his politics known. He was. attempt ing to run a clean, independent paper, and might have added that the democratic administration was already recognizing his paper by permitting him to print a few final proof notices, and they should let well enough alone; it would be unfortunate for the Acantha to have a break with the ripublicans of tha county, and he wanted to be in a position to hold the county printing for another term, and if his “ clean, independent” policy could be continued he might be able to fool the candidates on both tickets into believing that he had supported either side; at least he could show them that his paper had certainly done them no harm, even iLhe could make no claim of doing them any good. As a trim mer Scoop is in a class all by himself, aud he wants to be. let alone by both political parties. ' Catholic Services. Next Sunday,. June 23,. mass will be celebrated in . Château. Church at 8 and 10:30 n. m. Sun day school at 7 p, m Evening devotion at 7:30 p.. m. .7 i ’- • State Fair Premiums Fresh off the press, neatly ill ustrated, and with 168.' pages of special and regular; liberal^ cash pire mi u ms,: > t h i s pà p er is in receipt of thé '1914 Montana state fair premium catalog which tells in an interesting- fashion how prizes amounting to over $30,000 can be won at this year’s exposition, fcheijstfis divided into sixteen sep- aratedepartments; in the several stòck divisions;- including poultry, $16,474.00 is offered; agricultural, $6,432; fruit and flowers, $2,173; women’s division, $1,484; schools, $902; dairy products, $559; and Montana manufacturers, $510. The list of special premiums offered by manufacturing firms, associations and railways aggre gate, over $6,000, principal among which being the handsome $1,400 automobile offered by the fair riianagement for the best wheat exhibited. The three transconti nental railways traversing the state are again represented with liberal offers for ' agricultural products, as well as many manu- factoring firms from every section of the country. That an unusual interest is be ing manifested in the big state fair is shown in the way inquiries have been pouring into the office of the secretary for lists, and while an edition of six thousand was printed, it is mare, than likely to be exhausted before the opening events. Mote counties than ever have announced their intention to be represented with an official display, and with the increased demand for lists pouring in daily, the greatest array of the state’s .selected- -products -.ever brought together will be exhibited this fall during the week of the state fair, September 2lst to 26th inclusive. Johnson-Ryan - Lambert M. Johnson and Elsie Ryan, both of Valier, were united in marriage last evening at 8;30 by Rev. E. L White, pastor of the First Methodist church of this city. After a short honeymoon to San Francisco and other Pacif ic points, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will make their home in Valier where the groom is .employed.— Great Falls Tribune. M. E. Church Next Sunpay, June 28, at the First Methodist Episcopal church, the pastor, R tv. Percy Reid .Me Mahan will have for his themes— “ The Visit of Nicodemus,” and “ Reminseence8 of Travel. ” Rev. McMahan traveled exten sively through Europe, Asia ancT Africa during the years 1903 to 1908. His firsthand knowledge o f conditions, sites and customs should enable him to give an inter esting lecture. Services at 10:30 and 8' o ’clock. Parade at Noon In order that the country folks can have as much time at home on circus day as possible, also that incoming excursionists can have the opportunity o f witnessing the immense eircus and wild west parade of Yankee Robinson and Texas Bill, the event does not take place until high noon. Promptly at that time the parade moves, then all the outside free exhibitions are given at the show grounds. For those who come in early there is plenty of amuse ment, however, and it is advisa ble when convenient, to come in as early as possible. For Sale,—Two dozen strictly pure bred R. C. Rhode Island Red yearling hens. >. • E. H; Ganong. .. . i v . . - * - . „zsmmc\ 1 . T W E N T Y Y E A R S A G O Item s o f interest taken from iith e Choteau papers o f this date twenty y e a rs ago. 'Rev. 4 . M. Largent, of- Cas cade, died at Augusta last week of pneumonia. Jos. Kipp, of the Marias, spent several days in town this week. He is one of the administrators in the Burd estate and is busy gath ering stock to wind up the estate. —Lethbridge News. Monday evening Dr. Wamsley was called out to Clark’s to attend a young man by the name of .Padget who was seriously hurt by being run over by afloaded wagon. The doctor found two ribs broken but no internal injuries were sus tained. ' The patient was made as comfortable as possible,, and later reports are to the effect that he will recover. A. C. Warner arrived home from Anaconda Monday evening, where he had gone to attend the annual meeting of the Grand lodge of Knights of Pythias. John Webb went with a crew of men to the Muddy, near Steele, this morning, where they go to build shearing sheds for Wallace Taylor who expects to shear there in a few days. Wm. Hodgskiss arrived home from Anaconda, Sunday morning. Mr. Hodgskiss went over to the future capital as a delegate from Chevalier lodge, K. of P. to the grand lodge. The literary entertainment given by'Miss Grace' Vance, at Dupuyer, last Friday evening is pronounced by those from here who were present to have been attended by a crowded house who are all enthusiastic in their praises of her ability in entertaining an audience. The programme was a lengthy one, but from beginning to end the listeners were held in rapt attention, and her various changes from the ludicrous to the pathetic brought forth vociferous applause and occasional tears by her unequaled elocutionary pow ers. A gentleman from Dupuyer says Miss Vance can count her friends by the number of citizens in that locality. The proceeds were donated for the benefit of the Dupuyer school and will be usedin equipping the room' with articles beneficial • to the educa tion of the pupils.” Choteou now has three general merchant stores, all reporting good business. Hon. Samuel Mitchell arrived home from Missoula today after several months visit in that city. Mr. Mitchell is looking well and he .rty, and says that the report that he was nigh unto death dur ing his absence was a mistake. He has been constantly on the improve since he left Choteau last j-pring, and is now almost en tirely improved from the fall he had last winter. His many friends will be pleased to see him on our streets again, looking hearty and as genial as ever. C. E. Trescott has removed his family out to the muddy, where he has gone ranching. He says he will cut three hundred tons of hay o f the Carpenter ranch this season. Sheriff Al Hamilton was the re cipient Wednesday of an invita tion from the sheriff of Park county, asking the former’s pres ence in Livingston on June 22, to witness the hanging of Ander- soh. The Northwestern tennis-club, of Choteau, was organized Wed nesday, with a membership of fifteen- President, Jas W. Cory; we-president, ,J. E. Erickson; secretary and-treasurer, W . H. Webb. The meeting was held at ; t | e pàrlors o f the bank. The club proposes to fix up two courts in ¡first class condition. The ladies also met and organized a tennis club with a membership of fifteen The meeting was held at the resi dence of Jacob Schmidt. Miss Jennie McDonald is president. Their court will be on the lawn in Mr. Schmidt’s yard. ;F. D. Cooper is in town today, •having come over from Cascade Wednesday evening. Mr. Cooper is very much impressed with Cho- teau’s prospects and says we have the best town in the state, for its size. He contemplates locating hère this fall with a view of mak ing this his permanent residence. Cbas. Cartwright of Robare, tvas in town this morning and made the Montanian saint a very pleasant call. He is very much chagrined at the way the commis sioners have disposed of registra tion matters in the northern end of the county, ’ and proposes to putin a vigorous protest at the next meeting. A whist party was held Wed nesday evening at the home of Miss Sydnora Silverman, in honor of Mrs. Loble. The evening was pleasantly spent in social conver sation and the playing of 'parlor games. There were two prize's given in the game of whist, Mr. James Cory^and Miss Jennie Mc Donald being the lucky winners of the first prize and Mr.ÊWill Webb and Miss Jennie Drake of the sec ond prize. At the hour of 11:30 the guests repaired to the dining room, where refreshments were served in abundance. Otis Whaley is building a new dwelling on Choteau avenue. Wh’.le several of our fiockmas- ters are through shearing, none of the shearing crews have gotten through. Each crew has work to do yet. I. S. Corson came in today from Sun River, where he ha9 been engaged for some months past in erecting a dam across that stream at the Priest’s crossing for the development of the immense water power available at that point. One of the most pleasant social events which we have had the pleasure to note this season was given last Wednesday evening by Dr. and Mrs. Beaupre. Progres sive whist constituted the princi pal amusement of ihe evening until a late hour, when the tables were cleared and the guests were treated to one of those delicious repasts o f which an editor in these times is not permitted to indulge, and for which Mrs. Beaupre bas an enviable reputation in prepar ing. Other amusements more boisterous occupied the attention of the merrymakers until the “ wee sma’ hours” and when the company dispersed it was with a unanimous voice that all pro nounced Dr. and Mrs. Beaupre’s initial attempt at entertaining a decided success. Those present were Messrs Burd. Bristol, Sulgrove, Erickson, Ralston, W. T. Cowell, Dagle, Vance,, and Mesdames Burd, Crawford, Con- cannon, Vance, Graves, Cowell, and Misses Hardin and Vance. For Sale Cheap— A cobblers outfit: a plumbers., outfit and, a partial outfit of jewelers tools. . .. By.ron Corson. Riot in Butte Butte, , June ” 24;-%One was killed and’ three wounded in riot- v , > ing that resulted in Butte tonight, when 80 deputies\ under Sheriff Driscoll Opened fire.npon a crowd of Miners congregated 'in ifroht of Miners’ Union hall; on upper Main-street,.when it was feared- that air attempt was‘to be made to break i^p a meeting-'.calied by Charles H (Moyer,7 president of the Western Federation of Min ers, in an effort to placate the se ceding faction of miners. Edward J. Noy, aged 31, Great Northern freight clerk, a by stander, dropped at the first - fire, shot through the neck and instant ly killed. Noy was killed, ds he stood in the doorway of an under- t a k i n - g establishment directly across the street from the Miners’ hall. Pete Bruno, aged 56, a miner, and a member of the Moyer force, was shot by mistake by a deputy, as he was ascending the stops of Miners’ hull to attend the meet ing. He was shot through the head and is probably fatally wounded.^ Christ Kramer was shot in the abdomen, but the wound is super ficial and he will recover. Kra mer stumbled into the affray. He had just arrived from Los Angeles during the afternoon, aqd seeing a crowd collecting, thought a parade was in progress, and that the sound of the revolver firing was the firing of firecrack ers. He proceeded directly in front o f the hall and the deputies opened fire upon him. T. No land, another spectator, was shot in-the leg. A 1 1 1 1 - 1 . 1 Starkey Was Second. Billings, June 24.— F. A. Weatherhead, of Billings, was the high score man for the tournament of the Montana State Sportman’s association, which came to a close tonight, breaking 451 targets; R. J. Starkey, of Choteau, was sec ond with 448, and W. L. Mitchell, of Miles City; was third with 438. At today’s shooting William Harkey, of Billings won the indi vidual championship breaking 50 straight on the shootoff, after ty ing with W. L. Mitchell, of Miles City, and F. A. Weatherhead, with 49 out of 50. x W. L. Mitchell won the Butte Rod and Gun club trophy, with 38 out of 40. * Weatherhead and Starkey tied for the handicap medal within 89 birds broken out o f 100, and on the shootoff, Weutherdead won. State News Miles City. June 19.—The best sale of wool in this section this season was made when Charles Miller for the North Star Woolen Mills bought the Hunter, Ander son & Wells clip o f 150,000 pounds for 21 4 cents. Butte, June 19.— A. K. Blixt, charged with the murder o f Enoch Burkheimer. February 4, 1914, last night was convicted by a jury of murder in the first degree, and his punishment fixed at life in the penitentiary. Blixt set up a de fense that he stabbed Burkheimer to deatd during the epilectic fit when his mind was not in normal condition. More Nominations Filed Freeman A. Daley, of this city, has filed with the county clerk his declaration to become a candidate for the democratic nomination for county surveyor. Mr. Daley pledges that if nominated and elec ted he “ will fulfill the duties of the office to the best of m.y abil ity.” Track Laying Commèncecl \ -Track lying.. upon Cthèc Chotenù: fine-of the Chicttgo;7;Mirw:a,ukeç^& - St. Paul rn i 1 road x\vas -' c ou 1 in 0 ncc d out was bridgé repeuti.^VcQiip;p r e ^ - aeïjSsV; the Missouri' r iver^ n d f' it was carried westward :to; and -across the Great Northern1;tracks runn ing to the Boston &; Montana smelt'r. The crossing'frogs had been put in some time.;ago by Great Northern track\mien and it was only necessary to connect up with these. • A force of about 30 men is being employed and it is. the intention to run the track westward for a distance of only a mile and a half no track laying machine being used. Ties and rails are being delivered by means of ppsh cars. It is expected that the laying of this stretch of track will, be com pleted within a couple of days. This will carry the tevminus over to a point near the race track. Just how soon the work of track laying on a large scale will be taken up is not definitely known but it is expected to follow shortly after the completion of the ballasting on the Great Falls- Lewistown line. Large quanti ties of ties have been unloaded at Fallsyard in order to release the ears. The steel will not be brought in until the construction forces are ready for them in order to avoid unnecessary handling. The piling for the bridges be tween this city .und Vaughn has all been driven and the two pile drivera of Contra, tor D. J. Burke are now working at that place. The decking crew will be started out at once and wilj closely.'follow up the piling otHfits.-r-Thursday\s Tribune. N . Civil Cases The following .civil cases have been filed in the office.of the clerk of the district court since our last report: The Citizens State Bank, a Cor poration, vs. C. C. Sheble, suit on Dote. Filed June 1.9th. A. E. Schwingel vs. Margaret M. Smith etal, foreclosure. Filed June 23rd. Wm. Titmnn vs. Elias llekdahl, damages. Filed June 24th. The County of Teton, a corpor ation, vs. Jens Bakke, eminent domain. Filed June 24th. Naturalization Papers The following have made appli cation before Clerk of the Court Gibson for citizenship papers: Karl Kilian. a native of Ger many, residing at Valier Declaration to become citizens of the United States have been tiled by the following: Fjerk DeVries, a mative o f Hol land, residing at Valier. Advertised Letters Following is the list of letters remaining uncalled for at the Cho teau post office: William Adams Morris L. Bridgeman Geo. Boyd H. M. Braughler Miss MaryCblasper F. W. Egelston Frank Felh Leonard Fransworth E. G. Caron Persons4calling for the above please say “ advertised,” and pay one cent. WM KROFFT, P. M. Oscar Odenwald and bride re turned last Saturday from Helena und other cities in that locality, and are now making their homo in this city. 1