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:^ bœ S me ; t ;'i ¥ TETON C O Ü Î ^ P ïa N T A N A , JULY 3, 1914 . *. NUJtoÉR 1?^ Commencing Vol u m e T wô \^iii'..thfef!8.8ue^|he''‘Montanan begins the publication of volume two, our first year ’s business hav ing been completed with the issue of iast Friday. During the twelve months just ended .the Montanan has enjoyed a very liberal patron age from the people of - Teton county. Starting in on July 4, 1913, with less than 100 subscri bers, today we have the/largest list of bona fide subscribers of any paper printed in the county. We have at least 250 more subscribers than the other paper printed in this city—p ssibly more than that number. Our advertising patronage has grown with our subscription list, and at the present time there are only two or three business houses that are not represented in our columns. The failure of these few to advertise with us is due we think, to personal reasons, and we can well afford to get along without their business if they can get along without the splendid adver tising they could receive through our columns. We are confident they are losing more than is the Montanan. Certainly we will not let them dictate the policy of this paper to secure their business. During the coming year and others to follow, the Montanan will be conducted along the same lines it has been conducted during the past year. We will continue to do everything in our power for the advancement of Choteau and Teton county. No change will be made in our political affiliations, as we.still believe, now stronger than ever, that the principles and :policies>of the grand old irepufdi- ■vCap pejfy*.rnore .. f ully., represent our ideas than the policies oi^any other political organization. A couple more years of the ineffic ient, bungling administration of Wilson and Bryan will bring a large majority of the people of the United States to the same conclusion is our humble opinion. Civil Cases The following civil cases have been filed in the office o f the clerk of the district court since our last report: C. F. O’Neal vs. J. M. Crandall and C. A. Wynn, suit on note. Filed June 26. Minnie R. Pfrimmer vs Samuel A. Pfrimmer, divorce. Filed •« June 29. Advertised Letters Following is the Jist of letters emaining uncalled for at the Chc- au post office: ]mtna Vance fill Adams ¡eorge Taylor Irnma Hitchcock , Halmson ilex Robertson lay Powell uel Rieghmer f oe Picco i. R. Nunnamaker lay Johnson 1. S. Gray lari Graham fiiver Fnrey Iric Chlasper Persons calling for the above lease say “ advertised,” -and pay no cent. WM KROFFT, P. M. Announcement Mr. O. Hansen, proprietor of ie Peerless hotel, has opened a rocery store in his building, le will carry only the best nown brands and sell them for ish at a reduction so that any- dc can afford to trade at home. Ir. Hansen is elad to see you betheryou buy or not. Prices n case lots will bp made a spec- Montana State Fair I IT Helena, July 1.—Visitors at the 1914 Montana state fair, Septem ber 21-26, will notice 9uch a great number o f improvements at the state fair grounds that they will be-lead'to expect that an almost complete revision has been made at the treasure state’s great ex position, for not only the neces sary minor yearly changes havo been made, but new buildings are being erected, new coats of paint applied to the important struc tures, the grounds are being en larged, a new entrance built, and changes in transportation facilities have been made. Of the greatest importance is the erection of the $25,000 horti culture building, upon which work has been commenced with vigor. This structure of fire-proof stucco will set the standard for future state fair buildings, it being cf a substantial type and well adapted for modern exhibition purposes. The building will measure 150 by 60 feet and the contract calls for its completion before the fair commences, by which time it will be ready for the numerous ex hibits which are promised this year in the horticulture and flori culture divisions. When the visitor approaches the fairgrounds this fall he will enter a handsome new entrance, which will be built of iron and stucco and will measure 100 feet wide. The entrance will also be TOO feet south of its former location, the intervening ground having been enclosed by a new woven-wire fence. Test Primary Law MAY BE 0VËR DISAGREEABLE Ÿ0UR SH O U L D E ftW lb , THEN YOUR PAPER READ AGAIN— ' •Î— Fox in New Y o r k Evening Sun. Helena, June 25.—Proceedings were begun in the supreme couit. city to test the validity of the initiative and referendum amend ment to the state constitution. On behaiLof G. R. Hay, owner of the Capital City Athletic club, he applied to the supreme court for an injunction restraining Secretary o f State A. M. Alder- son from certifying to the county clerks the reference of the Kiley boxing law. An ovder to show cause why the injunction should not be granted returnable July 9. This is the only new matter the court will cousider before the summer vacation. The constitutionality of the amendment is attacked on the grounds that notices were not properly printed in ten counties in the state while the amendemnt was pending, and on the further grounds that the initiative should have been submitted as one amendment and the referundum as another amendment, but that instead they were improperly joined and submitted as one amendment, in violation of the constitutional provision. These are the measures that will be affected if the amendments are held to be invalid: Donohue military bill enacted by the twelfth legislative assembly in 1911 and repealed by a refer endum vote in 1912. The corrupt practices act. The presidential primary. Nomination of United States Senators by direct vote. Reference this fall to the Kiley boxing law. Initiation this fall of the work man’s compensation act. Initiation this fall of the farm loan act. Initiation this fall of the bill consolidating institutions. Initiation of the general license tax bill. The Kiley law was passed by the thirteenth legislative assembly and immediately afterwards pe titions were circulated and suf ficient signatures obtained for a reference o f the.measure at the election' this fall. Hot Air vs. Facts Dear little hatchet-faced Tommy Busey, “ cheerman” of the demo cratic county central committee, “ editor” of the final proof publi cation at Conrad, and postmaster at that place because of the rec ommendation of Congressman Stout, has peddled lots of hot air in his rag during the past few months concerning an alleged “ ring” at Choteau. This “ ring” was accused of turning down the Pondera county proposition, and. /were also charged with withhold- mg county rbacUmoney from the Conrad section. Time was when the Busey’s. Alquist's, Dillman's and a few other rattle heads in that bailiwick could say almost any thing they cared to about Cho teau and her citizens, without re gard as to the truth or falsity of their statements, andgetaway with it. However, now that the Mon tanan has printed a few inonfcro- vertable facts, showing conclus ively that no attempt was made by Choteau to interfere with Conrad’s plans to be made a county seat, that the cojnmiesioners had- not spent all of the money in the county treasury in fixing up roads in the neighborhood of the county seat, but that Conrad had had more money spent in their neigh borhood than any other district in Teton county, that, the commis sioners were men of honor and in tegrity, and that the existence of the Choteau “ ring” was simply the creation of Tommy’s vivid Scoop Is On Record Scoop, the lawyer; Scoop, the newspaperman, and Scoop, the in dividual, are distinct and entirely different gersonali ies. As a law yer he has cut mighty little ice sirrce he “ quituated” from the law school he probably never saw, ex cept from the outside. As a .news paperman he steadfastly refuses to'dcqlarchis political preferences, but as an individual he has signed his «nine to Tom Stout’s petition for rumination for congressman, with the vain ,hope that this action ^vouhi never b e ‘discovered by his republican friends in this neck of the woods. True, his signature to Stout's petition was not alto gether free and voluntary, but was in a measure forced from him, the party circulating the petition in forming him that as he occasion ally posed as a democrat and was printing final proof notices, the least he could do to show his ap preciation-of the favors of the ad ministration was to get his name down, intimating that unless it was done, instanter, he might in cur the displeasure of the register and receiver of the Great Falls land office. But even signing this petition may not save Scoop’s bacon. Register Sutherland reads his exchanges carefully just now. He does not intend to be fooled very much. The recipients of his favor, in the shape of final proof notices, must preach democracy— right or wrong, pure and un defiled. He i9 a thorough be- imagination, and invented for thelfiever in the theory “ to the .victor sole purpose of electing demo-j belongs the spoils,” and in that, crats to office in this good old re publican county, Tommy is ready and willing to quit, and the “ in cident is closed for the present.” Quit, Tommy, if you want to*, but do not lie about Choteau again unless you want to be called down for it. We will come after you worse next time, and cause you to take down the back alley yelping like any other yellow cur would yelp when kicked in the slats after a can had been tied to his tail. What’s this we hear? M. S. Darling for state senator from Teton county ? Or was it Pondera county? Darling to try to bent Thos. O. Larson for senator? Does this explain why Busey, et al, have been wrongfully accusing Larson and the Choteau “ ring” with the defeat of the proposed Pondera county proposition? It is to laugh! Mark Darling for state senator! Easy, Mark, easy! It is almost certain that he could not carry even the Conrad pre cincts. Here's hoping he is nom inated! at least, the Montanan heartily agrees with him. Episcopal Church Notes Church services will be held Sunday, July 5, morning and evening. Morning services at 11 o ’clock, evening service at 8 o’clock. The text o f the morning will be “ Why stand ye here all the day idle?” At the evening service the pas tor, Mr. Haley, will tell of his trip to Butte, describing the re cent convention, the election of a new Bishop, and the night of June 23 when the rioting took place. This will be an interesting night, and all who wish to know some thing of the conditions in Butte should attend this meetirg. For Sale,—Two dozen strictly pure bred R. C. Rhode Island Red yearling hens. E. H. Ganong. David H. W illett Dead j David H, Willett, who for the past 18 years has been a resident of the Bynum country, died at his ranch near that city last Monday morning at 10:30, following a short illness of pneumenia. The deceased was a native of Canada, having been born near Kingston, Ontario, 55 years-ago. With his parents he moved to to Michigan, while he was yet u young boy, and about.28 years ago he started for the great West, finally settling in the Byrium country, in this county, 18 years ago. Here he took up a home stead and has engaged in the stock business, experiencing many of the hardships and privations of the early settlers of any country, as well as enjoying the many lib erties, friendships and open- hearted hospitalities of the pion eers. He was never married, and is survived by his mother, two brothers and four sisters, one of whom, Mrs. Nellie Holcomb, has been living at Bynum for the past year, and was with him at the time of his death. His remains were shipped Wed nesday morning to his old home at Stanton, Mich., where they will be buried in the same lot with his father and sister, who had preceded hin to the great beyond a number of years ago. Funeral services were conducted at Bynum Tuesday morning at the hall, by Rev. Father Connolly, of this city. Mrs. Holcomb and her daughter accompanied the body to Michigan. “ Dave,” as he was familiarly called by all who knew him, and he was known by all the old-tim ers within a radius of 40 miles of his home, was a citizen of sterling v.'oxliiy#r^2cr.ov?>,-fcee__and.. oo‘in- hearted to a fault, always willing to lend a helping hand to a less fortunate neighbor and friend, and-news of his death was learned with sincere regret. More Candidates for Office I Naturalization Papers Declaration to become citizens of the United States have been filed by the following: Richnrd Sturgeon, a native of Canada, residing at Choteau. flarriage Licenses Since our last report marriage licenses have been issued by James Gibson, clerk of the district court, as follows: Charles Raymond Harney, 23, and Maria Anna Merkling, 21, of Conrad. Ranch For Sale A fine ranch of 160 acres, on the east end of the Burton bench, near the Teton river. Good water right; private ditch. Thirty ac*vs broke; 60 acres in blue joint hay meadow. Place fenced. Terms if desired. For particulars apply at the Montanan office, It is reported from Cut Bank that S. J. Rigney of that place, expects to announce his candidacy for the democratic nomination for county attorney in the near future. Rigney seems to have a thorough knowledge of the laws o f Montana. If our memory serves us correctly he is the person who published the notice in the Cut Bank Tribune a few weeks ago that the special road tax of $2 could he worked out on the streets at Cut Bank, and need not be paid m cash. He seems to i.e a remarkably well- posted individual and would un doubtedly make a “ brilliant” county,attorney. He would make an ideal democratic candidate, however, and this nomination . avqu . Id.exactly. >. ui Lt he re pa Wh-uis. Kenneth McKenzie, of Choteau, ' who is seeking' the republican nomination for sheriff, says that he will d;> “ as I have done in the past, give all my ti'mç, and my best efforts, to,serve the people.” He requests that the following be , printed on the ballot after his\ name: “ Protect life,.. liberty and property.” Richai^l P. Dean, of Dupuyer, is also seeking the republican nomination for sheriff. lie pledges “ I will administer the duties of the office to the best o f my ability for all the people.” W. A. Hulbnsh, of Cut Bank, republican, for coroner, say 9 that he will “ faithfully and econom ically enforce the laws of the State of Montana, and serve the people of the County of Teton as such county coroner to the best-of my ability.“ Marry G. Putt o f Cut Ban*, is seeking the democratic nominaion for county clerk. If he is nomi nated and elected he will “ en deavor to servo the people of Teton county to the best of my ability.” Edward J. Markel, of Dutton is a candidate for the republican nomination for superintendent of schools. He pledges to “ strive to make the schools of Teton county as*efficient as the people of thb county want them.” He requests that the words “ Greater efficiency in schools,’, be printed after his name on the ballot. J. H. Hines, democrat? is candidate for the democrat' nomination for justice of the peae of Yalier township.- He says he will, if pominated and elected, “ do my best.to perforin the duties of-said office^ii^itvfiili-andn judiced manner.” I. J. Cory, of Conrad, who- seeks the republican nomination- for county commissioner for the six-year-term, says that he will’ “ faithfully discharge the duties of the office, ” if nominated and elected. Dick Huen, also of Conrad, wants the republican nomination for commissioner—length of term not stated, neither does he in form the public wlmt he will do if nominated and the people elect him. Evidently his campaign manager, if he has one, has neglected to properly coach him. O. B. Scott, of the first ward of Vulier. precinct 19, and John Dinger, of the second ward of Valier, precinct 20. have filed papers for nomination as precinct committeeman for the democratic party. LIST OF CANDIDATES Following L the list of candi dates who have filed their peti tions with the county clerk. Republican*:— T. U. Prldliam, <-0111111- attorney. Choteau L. A. Foot. <-ouuty attorney, Choteau It. M. Hattcrsley, county attorney, Conrad Kenneth McKenzie, sheriff, Choteau K. P. Dean, sheriff, Dupnycr W. A, Ilnlbush. coroner. Cut Bank A. C. Burbank, treasurer. Choteau John L. l.undfc'ren. assessor, Conrad E. C. Garrett, county clerk, Choteau C. S. Parker, auditor, Choteau John R. Gleason, public administrator. Choteau Byron Corson, public administrator. Cho teau T. J. Cory, county commissioner. Conrad nick Huen; county commissioner, Conrad Edward J. Mnrkle. superintendent of schools. Dutton Democrats:— C. N. Thomas, justice of the peace. Cut Bank David J. Ryan, county attorney. Conrad E. D. Forrest, treasurer, Choteau. Freeman A. Daley, surveyor. Choteau Harry G. Putt, county clerk. Cut Bank . J. U. nines, justico of the peace, Valier James S. limes, county assessor, Choteau For -Sale Cheap—A cobblers outfit; a plumbers outfit and a partial outfit of jewelers tool«». . ... Bj re». Corscn. .