The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, January 04, 1924, Image 1

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He was the .Montana, member of the house of representatives com­ mittee that drafted the Burtness bili, ■and he has expressed his willingness to introduce the export corporation hill, and work for its enactment Into law. There is a sentiment among mem­ bers of cojngress, -according to Mr. Leavitt, against, continued emergency legislation. It is his opinion that the Coulter plan, which is intended to provide means for further diver- •sified agricultural activity in the wheat growing stajtes, strengthens the chances of passage of the exportt corporation measure. This is besed •on the idea that .the Coulter plan provides a permanent prosperity.' The Burtness bill has been referred to the house committee on agricult­ ure. K. TO SEEK FREEDOM JOHNSON PRIMED TO TEAR OFF LID OF OHIO POLITICS Cleveland, Jan. 3.—The first gun in his battle to wrest Ohio from the “ Orthodox Republicans” and Presi­ dent Coolidge will be fired here tc- - night by Senator Hiram W. Johnson in an address at Masonic temple. ¡Forcing issues, his friends say, yjiU have c|nly a minor part in the spfeech “He is going to ’\ tear off 'the lid;” according to his secretary,\ Roy.A. ¡Bun-,' \who arrived tiere yesterday tc' make preliminary arrangements for Mr. Johnson’s visit. “We realize we have a very hard fight in Ohio, but we are used to hard fighting. New York, Jan. 2.—Counsel for Harry K. Thaw, slayer of Stanford White and since T917 confiened in Kirkbride’s asylum in Philadelphia,, are seeking to have him adjudged legally competent, says a copyright story from Philadelphia appearing’to­ day in the New Yery Sun, If free, Thaw’s cotinsel hope to ob­ tain for him restoration of his per­ sonal fortune now estimated at near­ ly a million dollars','the story. Then he would proceed to New York and surrender there to face charge of having beaten a biy— chargfies of which, his counsel hope to dear him. ! Find Grounds for Rumor The Sun states that after a three day investigaton of rumors current for months that Thaw planned to seek his liberty it was able to con­ firm the report “from impeachable sources” and outlines the legal battle by which his counsel hopes to obtain his liberty. - Thaw stands accused here of hav­ ing lured Frederick Gump, Jr., sola of a Kansas City manufacturer, to a New York and having beaten his naked body with a . whip after having locked the boy in a room. IN BANKRUPTCY- NOTICE This is to give notice: That in the District Court of the United States • for the Dstrict of Mctntana, W. L. Barrett of Choteau, Teton County, Montana, has been duly adjudged a bankrupt upon jhis ow petitiojn, that the payment of any debts or the de­ livery of any property belonging to said bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the transfer of any property by him is forbidden by law; that the first meeting of the creditors of said bankrupt, for th° purpose of filing ajnd proving claims, to choose one or more trustees of his estate, for the examination of the bankrupt under oath, and the transaction of such other business as may properly come a Court of Bankruptcy to be holden before A. H. Gray, Referee in Bank­ ruptcy, Room 1, Duntn Block, Great Falls, Montana, on the 11th day of January, A. D. 1924. at 10 o’clock a. m. Dated this 27th day of December A. D. 1923. A. H. GRAY, Referree. CAUSE OF SUSPICION Whenever we get a communication which begins, “Your name has been given- to us as one of the prominent citizens j j f your community,” we read just that* far. There is always a coupon at the bottom. ANNUAL' MEETING The regular annual meeting of t!he stockholders of the Teton County Colonization Company, will be held at the company’s office on- February 4, 1924, ait; 7:30 p. m. for the election of a board of directors and.otheç^bus- inèss -os maÿ p r o p e r i y come^efór^ said meeting. T. A. MEAGHER, Presidemt. IN BANKRUPTCY NOTICE This is to give notice, that in the District Court of' he United Sates for thè District of Montana, Elmer E. Rowland, of Bynum, Teton County, Montana, has been duly adjudged a bankrupt upon his own petition, that the payment of any debts or the de­ livery of any property belonging- to said bankrupt, to him or for his Use, and the transfer of any property be­ longing to said bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the transfer of any property by him is forbdden by law; that the first meeting of the Credit­ ors o;f said bankrupt, for the pur­ pose of filing and proving claims, and to choose one or more trustees, for examining the bankrupt under oath, .and the transaction of such other business as may properly’ come before said meeting, will be held at a Court of Bankruptcy, to be holden before A. H. Gray, Referee in Bank­ ruptcy, Room 1, Dunn Block, Great Falls,- Montana, on the 18th day of January, A. D. 1924, at 10 o’clock a. m. Dated this 3rd day of January, a. D., 1924. A. H. GRAY, Referree. FOREST SERVICE THE COMMON ENEMY Arrest Many Osi; (larges of Violation of TJie U p a r Law Monday afternoon Sheriff Reiquam and Deputy Streeter, armed with a search warrant, entered the soft drink parlor of H. C. Peters, In this city, and, after going to one of the back rooms, found some illicit liquor. They confiscated same as evidence and -placed. Mr. . Perters\ .under -arresti and closed his place-of business. Mr.1 Peters gave bond and is now at lib­ erty. , At the same time the sheriff’s force was in -the Peter’s place, County At­ torney Foot and B. E Boyer searched the Choteau House hotel, but-were unable to find any trace of liquor on the premises, allhough they did find L. H. Thompson behind -the hotel with some “moon” n a small handbag. They aiTested Mr. Thompson but he was admitted to bail. • A search was also made of the Beaupre Hotel, but nothing was se- cüred. Tuesday the sheriff, accompanied by Boyer, went to Bynum and placed D.-Stewart under arrest, charged with the sale of intoxicating liquor. •*Y * Nq^earch was made, of his place of M r.. Stewart - was success- husipess. fultlh giving bonds. - -, J\ M. Weaver1 wa also arrested on Tuesday, charged with selling intoxi­ cating’ liquor. Clyde Kraher and Leslie Gray were th next ones arrested on liquor charges and both furnished bonds. It is reported that warrants are out for a number of others In diffei'- ent pairs of the county, and more arrests are looked for. Evidence in all of the above cases was secured by B. E. Boyer, who has a homestead west of town.. It is re­ ported that he is now a member of the sheriff’s force. Large quantities of youhg Douglas fir Christmas trees are reported to have been shipped from Oei'gon this year to California and Hawaii. Ore­ gon's fire will help .us to make it seem like CJxrlstmaS to balmy Hono­ lulu; In the United • States 5. mil­ lion Christmas trees are used each year, and in the..eastern states with their relative dexise populatidjn, trees suitable for use at Christmas are becoming scarce. This year the New England crop wasshut off on account of a qxxartine against the spread of a gipsy moth. On the Atlantic coast it is reported that it is becoming profitable to grow Christmas trees, some day we mav come to that In the northwest. Does the. age long custom of cut­ ting Christmas trees at the holiday season constitute a wasteful use of forest material? This is a question often asked of government and state officials. Ip December? each year the U. S. forest service received letters prote?sting against the cutting of young trees for this purpose. , It is usually pointed out that several mil- liont rees are used each year which, if left to grow to maturity, would produce a considerable quantity of lumber, and the question Is asked if It is not, therefore, an economic waste to xxse them as Christmas ti’ees? The fox-est sexv?ce believes that this use of young trees is eptii’ely just?ifled. To what higher use can trees be put than by bringing joy and happiness to little children?. The greatest caution, however, should be urged against the indis­ criminate cutting of trees with {no regard to the number or condition of those left. Nature is often very boflfiteous in tíre number of young trees which spring up on old cut­ over ,ar«jaB or burns, frequently there áre so many that growth is retarded. Under such conditions, it is a wrell recognized principle of for- estxy px-actice that a portion of the trees should he removed- to afford room for the remainder to make Ijliier best gi’owtlx. In stands of young second gi’owth of this kind, the cut­ ting of Clix-Istmas trees can be made to seiwe as an actual benefit if made ijh. the nature of a thinning l-atlier than a clean cutting. On land which will soon he put to some other use than growing timber, such as farming or settlement, the OUT FOR -from points ' ajnd Pacific Washington, Jam 2,~ points on the Atlantic coasts more than 100 ships se f out today for the Caribbean to form the- greatest aranxada ever assembled under the American flag fin tEe navy's winter maneuvers at Panama, with them goTST more than 3,000 marfnies from Quantico, Va.,. and 87 airplanes. The, fleet! which Is commanded by Adxniral Robert E. - Coontz -will com­ prise, when gathered in the south-' em waters 15 battleships, four light cruisers, 63 destroyers, ■ 11 submar­ ines, one airplane carrier, one air­ plane tender, four destroyer tenders, three submarine tenders, five mine layers, two transports and 33 train vessels. The marines, who have been pre­ paring for the expedition for more than a month, will particpate |n the maneuvers In Panama and on CuLebra Islattxd, getting tlxeir first tryout un­ der war conditions in their role of an accompanying landing force with the nations’ fleet. They are Under the command of Brigadier General Ell K. Cole. MONTANA’S JUDGE BIGGEST PUZZLE COOLIDGE FACES Appointment of an additional judge for the district of Montana is ex­ pected shortly.- President Coolidge conferred .with O. H. “P. Shellp, republican national committeeman from Montana Wed­ nesday, regarding the appointment, which has been one of the most dif­ ficult with which he has had to deal because of the nxxmerous recommen­ dations presented. Shelly, has, been urging the Seleetlofi 6f S. 13; -Ford; of Helena. Statement of Condition of F I R S T NATIONAL BANK OF CHOTEAU At Close o f Business December 31,1923 RESOURCES LIABILITIES Cash -in vault and Deposits _________ ___ „292,793.31 ija other banks ---------- 128,753.57 Surplus and undivided U. S.-Libei'ty Loan Bonds 30,360.53 profits .... ............. ....... '10,854.29 County warrants, real Capital stock __________ 50*o6o!oO estate, etc ....... . ............. 25,433.17 Loans and discounts ....... 109,100.33 353,647.00 353,647.60 MEMBER ^FEDERAL RESERVE .S Y S T E M ^ IS ITES Geo. Wright returned Monday from Gei-aldijne, where he spent several days on business. Mi's. Henry Gemai', who has been seriously ill with an attack of asth­ ma, is reported much better at the present writing. | Jim Baxfnes left for Pendroy Tues-' day, where he will spend several days ) on business. , Misses Clara Peai'son and Ella Pearson were visitors of friends in Choteau the latter part of the week. Miss Edythe Nyberg of Choteau was an Agawam visitor between trains on New Year's day. Ruby Barnes, who has been confin­ ed to her home with a cold, is able to be about again. 1 Miss Magda Wagnild of Dutton, Mont., was the guest at her brother Otto’s home here on New Years day. John Gerich returned from Great Falls Wednesday where he spent the Chrismas vacation with hes grand­ mother, Mrs. Val. Gerich. Wilda Simcns, Orville Simons, Wil­ liam Moser, Ralph Wright, Arthur Pearsch and Fi*ank Kramer returned to Choteau Tuesday to resume their studies,at the Teton high school. GOOD ROADS Mud stalls the hox'se. Grade cuts down his load. Mud stalls the txixck. Grade cuts down its speed. “Load” and “speed” are both synoxxymous for “profit.” Good roads, proper grades, quick, sure, heavy hauling at low cost—that’s the answer to’ the fann­ er's need of.some way to make his business pay better. When the farm­ ers of the United States unitedly say that they must have good roads everywhere, they will get them. PEOPLE’S CREED People are real greedy. Just as read about the poultry saving the eountry along comes some fellow who wishes to make the hens lay two eggs a day. The next thing will be to iixsist on grease enough to fry them in. MORE COURTESY NEEDED The old question of hospitalty and courtesy should enter the present day life more than they dqg we think. It used to be against good taste to be­ come a man’s guest and then criticise his hospitality one received. It is such a ifity that this bas gone out of fashion.. The following item of news was re­ ceived too late for last week’s issue: Mrs. J. A. Monkman entertained at a five o’clock dinner on Thursday in honor of her brothers, Carl and Louis Vigen, who are leaving after the first of the year op an extended trip in and throixgh Canada. Covers were laid for Misses Grace, Florence and Olive TaJifson, Messrs Carl Vigen. Louis Vigen, Arlie Talifson, ’ Ted Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Vigen and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Monkman. CARD OF THANKS We wish to take this opportunity of thanking our many fined« and neigh­ bor«, the Eastern Star and Masonic lodges of Choteau amd Great Falls and the W. G. W. for theirmany acts of kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of qjxr beloved hus­ band and father. MARY B. deYONG JOE deYONG ANNUAL MEETING The I'egular annual meeting or the stockholdei's of the Citizens State Bank of Choteau will be held at the banking rooms on Tuesday, January 8tlx, 1924, between the hours of lo!go back some distance from the road situation is different. On such land trees will probably be cut before x-eaching maturity n any event, and it is probable that their value when cut ror Christmas trees is greate than at any subsequent pex-iod. Under these conditions, it is not of much import­ ance whether all oronly part are cut. Automobiles and good, roads are contributing heavily to the despoiling of shrubbery along our routes of travel. It has become the practice for people to drive out and cut their own Christmas trees, and this is of­ ten done without proper regard for growtfi of trees along the roadways. Select and cut only the trees you are sure will be used, a]ud in doing this o’clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m. for the election of a board of directors and other business as may propei'ly come before the meeting. JAMES, ECKFORD, President. and take trees that do not contribute to the scenox-y along the way. Take them from dense thickets rather thain from places where unsightly open­ ings would he left. A Noble Ambition The ambition of this institution is to jus­ tify the confiednec * of its customers, to be trusted because of its good judgment, its faithful observance of duty and its financial responsibility. Conferences with the officers of this bank are cheerfully given to those who desire seasoned and well-reasoned advice. Citizens State Bank CHOTEAU, MONTANA Capital, Surplus and Profits over ?60?OOO.OO t

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