The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, January 25, 1924, Image 1

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r 4 -, ta*-- yr-'-: > 4 *.• * V sÁ.’t . ï r •• . ?>;». .\ ÿ ,'v*«' 2 X \ ’; ' Î ¡VOLUME XI CHOTEAU, TETO N COUNTY- M ONTANA, JA N U A R Y 25, 1924 N U M BER 29 FEDERAL JUDGE r , Wahsington, Jan. 21.—President tJoolidge after weeks of consideration disposed of two of the four-additional judgeship appointments by sending to the senate today the nominatiosn of- .Charles B. Davis to be’ federal judge .for the eastern district of Missouri -.and Charles N. Pray of. Great Falls to be judge for the district of Mon­ tana. - INTERESTING CAREER Charles N. Pray, who'for three suc­ cessive terms- was Montana’s lone »congressman, ha had an intere^ing -career. He was bom at Pottsdam, N. ,Y., in 1869, the son of -John R. Pray and Julia A. Sweet Pray. His ID E EC0Ü01Ï ■cestors on both sides were soldiers .in the Revolution. His parents died .when he was young. As a boy he played on the shores ■of Lake Champlain, and as he grew •up he became an expert boatman. In .1888 he was graduated from Middle- bury college in Vermont. His ath­ letic, ability made him’ pitcher, of the •college basdbhjl team.»»-* •• y-'-'- Then youn& Rtay went. to Chicago where he wa#-*a reporter on a news­ paper making .many notable friend­ ships, among them Eugene Field, the poet and Tracy'Drake, hotel In Chicago he attended, law schodl while\ he continued his newspaper work and was graduated from the Chicago College of Law in 1891. He practiced law in Chicago from 1898 to 1895. To State in 1896 In 1896 Mr. Pray came to Fort Ben­ ton, entering a law firm with Colonel Donnelly. Then in 1898 he was elect­ ed county attorney of Chbteau coun­ ty. holding the position four terms and making an unusual record. June 30, 1901, Miss Edith Wackerlin of Fort Benton became his bride. Montana elected Charles N. Pray to congress in 1906 and re-elected him v,in 1908 and 1910. In 1912 he was party nominee for re-election, but that was the Bull Moose year when the republicans lost all along the line. Returning to private life, Mr. Pray, and L. L. Callaway, now chief justice of the Montana supreme court, form­ ed a law partnership in Great Falls •which continued until Chief Justice Callaway was elected to the supreme bench. In 1916 Mr. Pray was the nominee for United States senator. Washington, Jan. 21.—President Coolidge added *o new planks to the administration’s platform of govern­ ment economy today in an address at the semi-annual meeting of federal executive officers comprising the gov­ ernment’s business organization. He will permit no expansion hereafter of the system of federal subsidies to state governments and will conte- nance no incurring obligations by fed­ eral agencies in excess of their an­ nual appropriations except in ex­ treme Simjnisiances. The president, who, with Iirector Lord of the budget bureau, reviewed administration’s management of government’s affairs since the meeting last June, touching only lightly on the tax question, pointing merely to the relationship existing between economy in federal expendi­ tures and the resultant decrase in revenues required. He told the thousand or more officials that to in­ crease the tax burden was to disre­ gard general welfare and held up tax reduction as the means of enlarging “the reward of’ everyone who toils’* There can be no deviation from the economy program, Mr. Coolidge as­ serted, and he called upon all spend­ ing agencies of the government to increase their efficiency and eurb the outgo at every turn. Bud McNeal, our Teton delegate to the vocational congress at Bozeman, has* returned and we expect an in­ teresting report. Vernon Best, Miles Standish and John Salmond were sent as the stock judging team. Out' of the 17.5 teams represented, ours1 took 9th place. They scored 815 points out of S possible 900. The boys left a week ago last Saturday and returned last Friday. There were no basket ball games last week, but the team will be away next^ week for four games, The high school teachers went to Great Falls last week to see the play “The Cat and the Canary.” The ann'uai gathering and banquet of Teton’s Oldest Settlers will' be held.on Friday, February 15, 1924. The executive committee have ap­ pointed the following committees to serve on that evening: Reception Committee Mrs. A. C. Burbank, Mrs. Klockler, Mrs.;jr. W. Ward, Mrs. C. H. Connor, Mrs.gli Dag.gett, Mrs. Ed. Bailey, Mrsi|Halladay, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Chas, drang, Mrs. E. D. Fon est, Mrs. Joe EIC Nine pupils were absent from the first grade this week: Jim Baker, Elizabeth Green, James Meagher and Joseph Cruze were absent from the second grade on account of sickness. Gotch Jacobs returned to school after one month’s absence on account of rheumatism. Mrs. Wypper is absent6 from the fourth grade. Miss Den\*-' FOREST SERVICE S Miss ils Swenson - The grazing fees on the national forests will not be increased until 1926 according to advice received here from the secretary of agriculture Beginning with\j926 % of the pro­ posed increase will be added each year, thus bringing the full increase into effect in 1929. Ten year permits will be issued beginning —**£ the season of \** * ' ’ ‘.7*’' ' These ten yêa'r pèr- and*mits___ should be of great benefit to the - ALICE BRAD’S LATEST PICTURE IS “THE SNOW BRIDE” Alice Brady’s latest Paramount picture, “The Snow Bride,” which will be presented at the Royal theater next Sunday is a story of Canada, but there isn’t a mounted policeman in it. The story -* 5 v ¿ur trading of the north afiu tife love of a fur buy­ ers daughter for a y;oung andin*11'6* pid-sheijff.’“^ Brady\_ah excellent opportunity for a new screen character.,; One of the thrills In this '.-picture is a mountain snow-slide, actually photographed, whch buries most of the »littlte Canadian village where mbst of the action of the story takes place. Miss Brady is surrounded by an ex-., cellent cast, including “Lefty” Flynn, Mario Majeroni, Nick Thompson, Jack Baston, Stephen Gratton, W. M. Cavanaugh and Margaret Morgan. Henry Kolker directed and George Webber photographed the picture. L OF THE Leavitt '-.o i-act Minute O. K. After PresuuJt Coolidge had nom­ inated Charles N. Pray of Great Falls to become federal judge of the new district of Montana, the announce­ ment was made that a last minute edorsement of Congressman Leavitt in favor of his fellow townsman had been given and it was indicated that this had considerable to do with the final decision of the president who has had the Montana appointment uder consideration for a number of weeks. It is declared- here the Mon­ tana judgeship has been one of the most difficult questions that has con­ fronted President Coolidge since he assumed office. Statement of Condition of FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHOTEAU At Close of Business December 31,1923 233 esa RESOURCES Cash in vault and in other banks —& ---- 128,753.57 U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds 30,360.53 County warrants, real estate, etc. -------- '-—■ 25,433.17 Loans and discounts ___ 169,100.33 LIABILITIES Depos/ts ____________ 292,793.3*1 Surplus and undivided p r o f i t s ------------------- 10,854.29 Capttal s l o c k ------------- 50,000.00 353,647.60 353,647.60 The annual gathering of the “Sons and Daugsters of Teton’s Oldest Set­ tlers\ will take place at the K. of P. hall on the evening of Friday, Febru­ ary 22. Tile officers and executive com­ mittee have been working hard for the past week or more getting things in readiness. It is their desire that they have the names and addresses of all who are eligible for member­ ship, and whose names are not on the membership list. With this end in view, they have requested .that we publish the requirements, which are as follows: rAll .persons over 18 . years of age son\ or daughter of’a f*-W« / ( rt \* X . - • rnembjer of Teflon's Oldest Set- tiers.* % Persons kinowing themselves to‘\be qualified will send in their names to Mrs. Lee Brown, Cfioteau, as soon as possible. . ' The following committees have been appointed to act on the evening of .the dance: Floor Committee—J, E. Hodgsklsg, Earl Yeager and Jesse Gleason. Door Committee:—V. M. Steele,- Mrs. Lelia Ashworth and Richard M. Trescott. GOVERNMENT TRAPPER DEAD Harvey Price, a government trap­ per, died last Saturday morning from a stroke of paralysis which he suf­ fered December 28, while out trap­ ping about 7 miles north of Choteau. He leaves a wife and three children who reside at Gilman, Montana. The deceased was 46 years of age at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the C. H. Connor un- detraking parlors. Rev. R. E. Cul­ bertson officiating. Interment was made in the Choteau cemetery. jggjgjjj Mrs. C. S. McDonald. Radcliffe and Mrs- J. E. Cash man. '-—A** Door Committee t Rasmus Fagei')!,-- ijenry Radcliffe and John W. Ward. ' ,'=*1— I ’ ^ “* \ Music Commiitfcee James Sulgrove, chairman, Mrs. W. W. Cole, Mrs. J. E. Cashman. Floor Managers Jas; Sulgrove, Fred Perry, H. J. Loomis, C. J. Smith and E. D. /For­ rest } f Serving Committee Mrs. Lucy Dennis, Mrs. Henry Rad- - t cliffe and Mrs, Mary Bair, chairmen, assisted by Mesdames Fred Perry, Carlson, Drinkwine, Gibson, Sulgrove, Bums, Geo. Porter, J. C. Taylor, H. T- Rhoads, Rudolph, Lucy McNeal, C. J. Smith, Humble. Qualifications for Membership 21 years of age or over when you became a resident of Teton County and have resided in said county 21 years prior to January 1, 1923. And all persons over 52 years of age and in Montana 30 years, includ­ ing a residence of 10 years in Teton county, prior to Jan. 1, 1923, may apply for membership. Meeting Feb. 15th, 1924. Send applications to Jennie M. Green, secretary, Choteau, Montana. —a a u n ore teaching her - pup- > stockmeb', as they will know exactly micbu - , mi». ■JUB *r-ith Blanche ~ Bennetson as an I What- they can' depend\on.-f rom year- P™?“ : « S , a d i s t a n t . - ItcTyear. . .-'ft E. Cashman. I The Eighth Grade Citizens L&gue11 • * -------- • • \ - - held a meeting last Friday afternoon and a delightful program was rend­ ered. , . Mrs. H. T. Rhoads and Mrs. J. T. Robison xvefd pleasant visitors in the second grade room Wednesday morning. A truly excellent picture has Mar­ shall Neilan created. Console • the characters. Minnie, a Cinderella of the Sink, so homely that she writes love letters because no one else will —and in tse end she has to live them all. Horace, the forgetful reporter, who sees a pinched faced girl claim the body of a crook and goes out on the “Worl’ds greatest human interest story.” He gets It—but to use it will break the heart that- catmot stand any more pain. He tries to forget it, b*ut fails. Leatrice Joy Is Minnie; Matt Moore, the reporter. Surround­ in g them in action alive with the Neilan genius are Helen Lynch, Jos­ ephine Crowell, George Baraum and Raymond Griffith, who played Tony the gang leader in “Fools First.” And they are characters—not caricatures. The National Board of Review has listed '“Minnie” among the excep­ tional photoplays. No wonder! It is the special for Friday and Saturday at the Royal Theatre. The Great Northern train from Pendroy was wrecked this (Friday) morning by the spreading of the rails. Several cars were derailed. A crew from Great Falls brought up a wreck­ ing train and are busy clearing the tracks at the .-present .time.- • • 'MRSr DORNBLAZER T>IES -•/MarytEAnii ^ Dornhlazer, daughtert of James and:xiOucinda Anderson, born in Ohio, February 14, 1849, died Sun­ day, January 28th, 1924, at the home of her son in Choteau. The deceased was united in marriage to Joseph Dornhlazer, June 30, J870. To this union four children were bom, two dying In-, infancy and one, Mrs. Lennie Morgan, died in 1902. Her husband died September 11, 1902. Since 1918 Mrs., Domblazer has made her home rith her son and an adopted daugh­ ter in Nebraska: She leaves to mourn her loss two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ferguson of Buf­ falo^* Okla., and Mrs. Hattie Jeffries, of Okimee, Okla, and one brother Charles Anderson of Illinois, and one son, Mark, of Choteau. She was a member of the M. E. church and also a member of the Eastern Star. The services were held at the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 being conducted by Rev. Culbertson and the order of Easter® Star had charge- at' the cemeter:'. Hector Cooper left for Choteau last Friday. Ole Wagnild was in town visiting with his son, Otto, Saturday. Jim Barnes returned to Pendroy Monday after* spending Sunday with his family. Jos. Lindseth arrived home Mon­ day after a business trip to Brady and Great Falls. Mrs. Otto Wagnild spent .‘he first’ part of the week in Choteau visiting with friends. vMiss Ethel Nyberg came up from .Choteau Wednesday to bp end1 a few weeks with her mother. </ .„.Pete* Gross of. -Lewistown was in te^n ' on Wednfe'sdky, \caHing- on old friends. ' ,J Mr. and Mrs. Karl Morhart left up­ on a visit with relatives at Tuttld, N. D., on Wednesday. - • Nick Garich, Wm. Breeding and N. Petri were among those on business in Choteau Saturday. MRS. LEON FINDLAY DIES SIX SENTENCED AT CONRAD Six convictions resulted at a recent criminal term of court at Conrad. Five men getting jail sentences and fines, and one getting a sentence in the state prison on being convicted of the theft of some horses. He was 1 granted a stay of execution pending motion for a new trial. AI s. Leon Findlay wife of B. L Findlay of Pendroy, died Wednesday morning at 9:35 o’clock at the Cho- teau Hospital from after effects of influenza, from which she had been suffering for some time. Deceased was 38 years old at the time of her death and was the mother of seven children, all of whom sur­ vive. The oldest being 15 years and the youngest one only one month and one year. She leaves besides, her mother, fo'ur sisters and one brother all of whom reside in Michigan. Funeral services were held Thurs­ day at 2 o’clock, Rev. Culbertson conducting the ceremony. Applications will., be approved for the season of 1924 for not to exceed 7,750 cattle and horses and 30,950* sheep. Periods and charges will be as follows: Cattle—June 1 to October 15, 45c. Horses—June 1 to October 15, 56c. ” Cattle—June 16 to October 15, 40c. Horses—June 16 to October 15, 50e. Sheep and goats—July 1 to Septem­ ber 30, 8^c. Applications will be received by the various forest rangers and at the supervisor’s office for grazing privi­ leges up to February 10. Ranger Fry made a trip to Ear- Mountain Tuesday to mark ancT scale saw logs for the Svenby sawmill. Mr. Lloyd Thompson of the U. S. Biological Survey accompanied by a hunter with two Hon dogs passed through Choteau Saturday on his way to the Sun River game preserve to start warfare against the predatory- animals on this preserve. They will be assisted by Deputy Game Warden Bruce Neal, Forest Ranger Hendron aind a state ihunter. They will camp at Medicine Springs, Benchmark and Two Shacks, and after hunting lions for about a month they plan on traPt ping, hunting and poisoning coyotes for about another month. This-is;the first active work,against the-predatory animals on <he t (Same., Preserves since its creatlon'.in. 1 9 1 3 aind should result in a - big increase in game in the next year or two. Judge J. J. Greene Hfeld a session of district court Thursday and today for the purpose of arraigning those taken in a liquor raid a few weeks ago. The defendants who are H. C. Peters, Lewis Thompson, F. G. Un­ derwood, Dutch St. Germain, Dime Stewart, Leslie Gray, J. M. Weaver, Clyde Kraber and Erickson. Pleas of not guilty were entered by all the defendants. In the case of Lewis Thompson, the judge held that the search war­ rant was not served according to law and all the evidence secured by same be destroyed. - • -* GREAT FALLS TO KEEP U. S. LAND OFFICE The proposed closing of the U. S. land office at Great Falls, by con­ solidating it with the Helena office, has been staved off by the efforts of the regster and receiver, the Great Falls commercial club and Congress­ man Scott Leavitt. Facts aryl figures were brought forth to show that the proposed policy of retrenchment is not justified, the receipts of the of­ fice being nearly up to Jthe expendi­ tures and the growing of the oil in­ dustry being such -in relation to the public lands within such district that it wofuld be an unwise policy to con- soldate with the Helena office. It was originally proposed to eliminate both 'the Great Falls and Kalispell offices by consolidation with the of­ fice at Helena. The Teton basket ball team.defeat­ ed the JPort Shaw team by .a score of 20t o 18 at the high school gymnas­ ium -Wednesday night. A ’T Noble Ambition The ambition of this institution is to jus­ tify the confiednee 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 $65,000.00

The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.), 25 Jan. 1924, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.