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. fU jß ,*> T' Jtm- '-Mstì* '.:j*mì. - - ’ ^ 'ïj^'ïî î •-.,- M%w-' * A . VOLUME X CHOTEAÜ, TETON COÜMŸÿ^ONTANA, FEBRUARY 2, 1923 - NUMBER „30 ST SERVICE LEWIS & CLARK FOREST SENDS OUT APPLICATIONS FOR RANGE PERMITS Appliations for grazing permits on tiie Lewis & Clark national forest have been sent out and persons wish- -^ing to place stock on the forest dur- • ing the coining season must have their application filed with the ranger , -of the district or in the supervisor’s Office not later than February 1 in order to gain prompt consideration troifi the department and retain the ■preferences that the applicant may have^obtained through past^.use. Season’s Dates Fixed The season this year on cattle and horses .will be from June 1 to October 15, with the fee on cattle 45c per head and on horses 56c per head. For sheep and 'goats the season will be from July 1 to September 30 and the fee will be 8^0 per head. The range will care for 7,720 head of cattle and horses and 30,950 sheep and goats. That part of the Missoula forest which wag formerly under the admin istration of the Lewis & Clark forest has been returned to the Missoula; hut the Lewis & Clark has been au thorized to issue permits for 450 cat tle and horses and 5,200 head of -sheep and goats at the same rate and for the same season as for the Lewis ■Sir' Clark. Supervisor Myriclc stated, that ap plications for permits on the forest were usually greater than the forest can handle. Location of Rangers The grazing districts, forest rangers and their addresses are: Lubec district, L. J. Howard, Glac ier Park. Blackleaf district, C. L. McVey, BlàckleafT ‘ * ? £ 3 * * -* Ear Mountain - district, Chas. A. Rutler, Choteau. GLASGOW JURIST WILL PRESIDE A J TRIAL OF POPULAR-WOLF ‘ POINT ELECTION CASE Defendants in the Popular-Wolf Point county seat controversy have filed an affidavit disqualifying Judge Greene of Choteau from presiding at the trial of the case, which is set for February 1 . Judge Comer has called in Judge Borton of Glasgow to preside in Judge Greene’s place. Judge Greent sat at the hearing on the temporary injunction issued re straining Wolf Point supporters from removing the county offices and rec ords to that city, and at the conclu sion of the hearing continued the writ because he thought it was good busi ness judgment to have Poplar to continue as the co'unty seat until the the issues of tire election contest had been tried. Counsel for Wolf Point appealed to the supreme court from his decision. It is considered doubtful that the trial will be called on the schedule day because of the fact that Judge Borton will be'occupied in the. hear ing of cases at Plentywood. A further development in the coun ty seat case is a $50,000 libel suit filed here by Jensen, Lundeen, Kelly and others against the Wolf Point Herald. The campaign period ajid the days following the election were featured by bitter newspaper contro versies and the libel suit is based on articles which appeared in connection with the county seat case. *î* . u--lSusie lov©rs of Chóteau will be given a }||are treat on Tuesday,February 6th, when *a company of GreatsFajjs artists will give a concért at the pùblìtitischool auditorium. The program will béiuriaer thè auspices of thefGhoteau; Choral Giub] and will be direct- tid^by Prof. R. A. 'Kèyes. Those taking ■part are as follows : r ' v:'- Mrs. R. H. Wilcomb; soprano. Mrs. E. F. Lyford^Contralto. Prof. R. A. Keyes, Tem)iv Miss Margaret/Babcpdk? Pianist. ■ ’Jî\ 4« 4* 4* 4< 4* * * 4« 4« * 4< «S* 4< 4» •î* •ft 4« •ft 4* * 4* ■* * 4« 4* 4< 4* •. 4*-* 4< 4< 4« 4t 4» 4< 4< 4< 4< 4» 4* 4< * 4* 4* 4* 4» „ * 4* 4» 4» 4* 4* Sd *1* f L 4* Srfe 4* 4» 4t * 4< 4* OSLER L I BEST THURSDAY ONE OF CHOTEAU’S OLD TIME RESIDENTS ANSWERS CALL OF. MAKER PECK’S' BAD BOY TO BE SHOWN HERE The long heralded production, “Peck’s Bad Boy,” with lovable little Jackie Coogan in the stellar role, wilT'be the’' 'featuro^-- 6 îféiéd~‘-ât the' Royal Theatre, commencing its en gagement on Monday. Sun River district, H. H. Hendron, ! As the mischievioug lad who makes • T c M n « ! —- f. Î . /J — ft _ J _ ^ J . _ ■Gilman, Willow Creek district, vorson, Augusta. Elk Creek district, J. Augusta. H. H. Hal- C. DeGroat, NOTICE SONS AND DAUGHTERS On account of financial conditions we have suspended our rules and are allowing each member to invite one couple. The dance and supper will be held at the Woodman hall, Friday, February 16th. Tickets $1. Supper \50c a plate. CARD OF THANKS To friends and neighbors for their kindly sympathy and beautiful flow ers, to Rev. Stong and the Iadie 3 Guild for their afesistanse at the ser vices and to all who helped smooth the way at the time of the death of our beloved mother and aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Osier, we wish to express our sincere appreciation. JOSEPH OSLER MRS. RYRON CORSON. a lot of trouble for his \Pa” and sets a whole town “by the ears” Jackie Coogan is said to give an even more delightful and amusing impersonation than that which brought him fame and fortune in Chaplin’s “The Kid.” “Peck’s Bad Boy” is an adaptation of the works of the late Governor George Peck. The subtitles were written by that inimitable humorist, Irvin S. Cobb. Appearing in support of Jackie in this latest photoplay is an excellent cast which includes Doris May, Wheeler Oakman, James Corrigan, Lillian Leighton and Baby Gloria Woods. The production was recently given its Broadway premier at the Strand Theatre in New York, where is was a sensational success. Critics were unanimous in their praise of the six- year-old star and his first independent production for release by Associated First National. SEANONAL DULLNESS HAS CHARACTERIZED TH E WOOL MARKETS As was expected, seasonal dullness has characterized the wool markets during the last two’m onths A gen eral disposition on the pact of the mills to carry stocks of raw wool into their annual inventories accounts in a large measure for this dullness. The goods market lias been satisfact ory, and merchants and manufactur ers are anticipating their future re quirements in much greater degree MEETINGS TO DISCUSS CORN GROWING TO BE HELD SOON Meetings 'for the purpose of dis cussing com growing in Teton county will be held in four commuities in tills county February 26th and 27th. -Tolly Hartwick, who has been one of. the most successful corn breeders and growers in eastern Montana, has been secured to address these meet ings. At Dutton the meeting will start a five acre corn contest to- be carried on In that section during the H. C. Hunt of Pendroy was a county seat visitor Thursday. Statement of Condition of OF CHOTEAU at close of business Dec. 29, 1922 OSS S23 RESOURCES Cash in vault and in other banks .... $174,802.65 County warrants, real estate, etc -------------- 27,443.45 Loans and discounts __ 204,059.61 LIABILITIES D e p o s its __________ Undivided profits____ Capital and surplus „ $406,305.71 .$339.387.88 . 6,917.83 - 60,000.00 $40^305.71 .than:, heretofore.„-The o u t e t a n P r l z e s are be*ns Styen by feature of the situation is the heavyi '^10 ^^3^ 633 men of that-town to the consumption of raw wool by American best acres grown. It is also mills, which amounted to more than 74,000,000 pounds, grease equivalent weight, as compared with 67,000,000 pounds in October, 1921, and 38,500,- 00 in October 1920. For the ten months ending October 31, consump tion for the past-hree years has been as follows: 1922 ___ ____ 651,008,000. pounds 1921 ............. 526,300,000 pounds 1921 ______ 523,500,000- pohnds This tells the story more eloquen tly than would be possible in any other language. There is no excess supply anywhere in the world. METHODIST CHURCH NOTES Harry T. Stong, pastor Morning worship at 10:30. Sermon by the pastor. Sunday School at 11:30. Musical program at 7:30 by the Choral Society. Musical treat Tuesday evening at public school auditorium. Given by Great Falls artists, under the auspices of Choteau Choral society. Meeting of Boy Scouts Wednesday* evening at 7 o’clock. Moving picture, “The Little Samar itan” on Wednesday evening at 8 . BYNUM NOTICE Preaching service at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock A moving picture, “The Little Sa maritan,” on Thursday evening, Feb. 8 , at 8 o’clock. Moving Picture Schedule for “The Little Samaritan” Choteau, Wednesday. February 7. Bynum, Thursday, February 8 . Pendroy, Friday, February 9. Farmington, Saturday, February 10 This is a splendid five reel picture which has been seen and highly ap- possible that Power will take up this work, in that a contest will also be held in that section. The following are the places and dates of the meetings in regard to com. Dutton, February 26th, 1 p. m. T. L. Gap, February-26th, .7:30 p. m. Power, February 27th, 1 p. m. Fairfield. February 27th, 7:30 p. m. OLD TIME RESIDENT PASSES Mrs. Michael Gray was born in September, 1837, at SLAnn, Alberta, Canada. She died in Choteau Janu ary 29, 1923, at the age of 86 years. Mrs. Gray immigrated to Montana in 1889, locating at Sun River Crossing. From here she moved to Choteau in 1S89, where she has since resided. Sh Is survived by five sons and two daughters: James, Millet, Tom, Wal ter and Gabe Gras’, and Mrs. Chris tine Salois and Justine Black. • Inter ment was made Wednesday at the South Fork of the Teton Canyon. L The Teton girls were defeated by the Augusta girls last Friday night. ,The Teton boys were victorious over the St. Mary’s basket ball team last Saturday when we won with a score 26-8. Fort Benton plays here Friday night, February 9. The Glee Club began practice on the Operetta, \Cherry Blossom,” Mon- Monday afternoon the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Osier was found seated in a chair at her home in the southern part of the city. She was last seen Sunday and was apparently in good health. Circumstances pointed to the fact that the deceased had started to prepare for the day as she was nearly dressed when she was presumedly seized by heart failure. Elizabeth Osier was born in Metau, Russia, eighty-two years ago and came to the American continent with her husband and son, Joe, and niece, Mrs. Byron Corson, in 1890, where they resided at Lethbridge, Canada, for over a year. For the past thirty three years she has made her home in Choteau, with the exception of a few years spent in Portland and Astoria, Oregon, and three trips to her former home in Germany. Mrs. Osier was an ardent church worker and a member of the Ladies’ Guild. Strength and sweetness of character were blended in her—a lady in every sense of the word—a Christian of holy and humble devo tion and a glad and generous minister of hospitality. She was withal a motherly helper of unfailing'kindness and the above facts and many more cause her to be warmly and greatly loved by all who knew her. She is survived by one son, Joe, now living in Helena, and who arrived In Choteau Tuesday in response to a message announcing the death of his mother. Mrs. Byron Corson, who came to Ajnerica with her when but fourteen years of age, is a niece. Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, with Rev. Harry T. Stong officiating, a request asked for some time ago. Burial was made In the Choteau cemetery. She had already mapped out her future, and ever kept before her mental vision these words: \Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown, of life.”—Rev. 2 : 10 . LS WAR 1 REPRESENTATIVES FROM WEST ERN COUNTIES PROPOSE MEASURE Genuine warfare will be declared on all rodents believed to be carriers of the germ causing spotted fever, if a bill introduced in the house by Taw- ney. Strange, Pope, BrandJord, Nel son and Elliott, representatives from Ravalli and Missoula counties, be comes a law. Under the bill, boards of county commissioners may create control districts and appropriate money to be used in fighting the rodents. The proposed law provides that the “board of county commissioners of any county of this state, when they are within the limits of such .co'unty any lawfully established control dis tricts of the state board of entomol ogy for the control of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, are hereby authorized and empowered, upon the request of said state board of entomology or its duly authorized representative in such county, to appoint any suitable person or persons, whose duty it shall be to shoot, poison, trap or to otherwise catch or kill rodents within the lim its of such control districts, and any person so appointed is hereby em powered and directed to enter upon any farm, railroad right of way, grounds or premises infested with rodents and located within the limits of shell control districts, and to shoot poison, trap or to otherwise catch or kill said rodents. It is further pro vided that any person so appointed shall work under the direction of the state board of entomology or its duly authorized representative in any county concerned. \The board of county commission ers in ,any .county in which there are any such control districts may create a “Rocky Mountain spotted- fever control fund.” PUBLIC SCHOOL L There has been a higher percentage of absence this mouth than any other time during the year on account of an epidemic of colds going around. Mrs. Vandewark is in the hospital as a result of her sickness. Tuesday Mr. Rush showed the school some pictures of animals and told us about them. Mr. Clarkson lent the school his eferopticon ma chine and Mr. Stong operated it. BANQUET Come.’ dome! Don’t forget to at tend the Old Settlers Banquet and Ball at the Woodman hall on Friday, February 9th. This is our 12th an niversary and it comes hut once a year. Good old time music to dance by and your old friends to visit with. A bounteous banquet will be served too. If you are eligible to member ship, make application to Mrs. J. S. Lane, secretary, right away. Come expecting a good time and you’ll have ie. That’s all. The Ladles Guild gave a card party at the K. P. hall last Monday evening. A very large crowd being in attend ance. Bridge and 500 were played un til 11:30, when a fine lunch was serv ed after which the tables were re moved and the floor cleared and all joined in a merry dance until a late hour. The affair was a great success financially as well as socially. preciated by many thousands of day. people. Recently it # was shown at Roundup M. E. church. Also at Belt Only words of commendation havp been spoken by those who have seen this picture. M. E. CHURCH BIBLE CLASS Enter into His gate with thanks giving. And into His court with praise; Give thanks to Him, And bless His name. Reds and Blues rally ors next Sunday, the membership contest. Attendance last Sunday 70, and about 30 \fair weather” members at home. Count one on your' team February 4th. to your col- third in the Hank Hammond after several weeks !- absence, has re-entered the senior, class. j Froggy Weaver has sworn off on : cigarettes. \Good for you Froggy.” , The French-Commercial program ' given last Thursday night was pro- J nounced in every respect a real sue- J cess by a large and enthusiastic i audience. | The commercial department takes j this opportunity of expressing its ap preciation to the public for Us gen erous s’upport in making it possible for the pupils to enter the district contest to be held at Great Falls. H. B. Swanson returned Thursday from an extended visit with relatives in Iowa. Citizens . State . Bank CHOTEAU, MONTANA OUR DIRECTORS: G. M. Coffey P. H. Crossen George F, Miller 5 , Win. Hodgskiss James Eckford We specialize in all dfcpartments of Commer cial Banking and offer service consistant with safe banking.