The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.) 1913-1925, April 18, 1924, Image 1

What is this?
Optical character recognition (OCR) is an automated process that converts a digital image containing numbers and letters into computer-readable numbers and letters. The search engine used on this web site searches OCR-generated text for the word or phrase you are looking for. Please note that OCR is not 100 percent accurate. If the original image is blurry, has extraneous marks, or contains ornate font styles or very small text, the OCR process will produce nonsense characters, extraneous spaces, and other errors, such as those you may see on this page. In addition, the OCR process cannot interpret images and may ignore them or render them as strings of nonsense characters. Despite these drawbacks, OCR remains a powerful tool for making newspaper pages accessible by searching.

■I \ J . i V V * 4 i ^ '-.... •*\ $ vk '•'*> .•V‘,r * - ¿ * **\ ■ - ? * J r , i i v , . úS$L*J*C:' ;-(7£TJENA ..... — 'ílHÓrieal Society..'\\/’^ ..'i1’ \•'■ i - fj m; & t i fr # . '■ HI ' : '' H lui VOLUME X ï CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY .MONTANA, APRIL 18,/Ì924 NUMBER',4t Conrad, April 15.—Thirty feet of oil bearing sands were encountered in the Dry Forks oil well, three miles north of Conrad, and 60 feet of high .•grade oil was standing in the hole, proving beyond a doubt the existence of oil in - the vicinity, and marking ..what geologists and authorities in oil say is the most important epoch in the- oli history of Montana since the dis­ covery well that opened up the great Kevin-Sunburst field. The oil bearing sands were a par­ ticularly tight formation, and the oil seeped slowly through as the bit penetrated the sands. Drilling was continued, and it is the intention to go on down to the Devonian sands, which are expected in about 15? feet more. While it is considered by competent oil men that the well was of com­ mercial productions, it was decided to make the deep test, in the hope of finding major production in the De­ vonian sand. If water should be en­ countered lower down,\ or the Devon­ ian sands not produce as expected, it will be an. easy matter to bridge back to the oil sands, shaat the well, and perhaps bring in a producer. . AUTO ACCIDENT Ed. Fearon, well known stockman who lives about 18 miles west of Cho- teau, met with - a serious automobile accident Tuesday, near the cohnty farm on the main highway. Mr. Fearon turned out to pass a team and wagon and as he got. opposite tlie team a dog ran out in front of the car, and in trying to avoid hit­ ting the animal, he turned too far off the crown of the highway, causing the car to upset, throwing \Mr. Fear­ on and his little daughter out on the road. Mr. Fearon was ltnoched un­ conscious and the little girl escaped with a few bruises. Mr. Conquer- good, who was on his way to Pendroy with a loaded truck, passed the scene of the accident and brought the in­ jured to the Choteau Hospital for treatment. Mr. Fearon is still at the hospital and at this riling is getting along quite nicely. 1 ■ Subpoenas instructing them to ap­ peal* on April 22 before the senate ommittee which has charge of ithe nvestigation of the indictment of Senator B. K, Wheeler were- served Thursday upon Col. Harry O. Willard )f Lewistown and E. M. Harvey, for- nerly of Great Falls, but now of lugene, Ore., by Deputy United States Marshal J. C. Orrick. In- tructions to serve the .subpoenas vrere received by Deputy Orrick from ). S. Barry, seargeant-at-arms of the Senate. Colonel Willard was served with the subpoena as he was passing through Great Falls on a train and Mr. Harvey was temporarily in the city when Deputy Orrick received his instructions. Both Colonel Willard and Mr. Harvey have been identified with oil operations in which Gordon Campbell, discoverer of the • field, is interested. $35,000 OBTAINED IN MAIL HOLDUP St. Paul, April 17.—Thirty-five thou­ sand dollars in currency was included in the loot obtained by. three bandits who held up two postal .mpioyes in South St. Paul Thursday, escaping with five pouches containing a large quantity of registered mail. The robbery took place at the Chi­ cago Great Western station, just af­ ter a southbound train had unloaded the five mail pouches, one of which contained the $35,000 payroll for Ar­ mour and company’s South St. Paul plant. Just as the mail pouches were being unloaded on a postoffice truck, the bandits drew up in a large auto­ mobile and two sprang to the plat­ form with drawn revolvers, forcing Albert anthy and Walter Van Sale, postal employes to surrender the mail bags. While one of the bandits kept the ,two postal employes covered, the i other threw pouches into the automo- !bile. Then both jumped into the.jna- ' chine, still training revolvers ~ on Manthy and Van Sale as the car sped away, heading north toward SI. Paul. PUBLIC S Jim Pridham from the advanced class and Myrtle Martine from the beginning class, accompanied^fc'y Mrs. Thureau, the commercial teacher, are leaving for Bozeman Friday to enter the state shorthand and typing con­ test to be held on aturdSay, April 19th. The final declamatory contest will be held April 26. On account of the largen umber of contestants three preliminary contests will be held on April 22, 23 and 24. The T. Club will give their annual dan.ce on April 25th. The agricultural class went \to Sid Campbell’s ranch to a spraying dem­ onstration Wednesday. The inter-class track meet will be held Thursday and Friday afternoons The seniors and freshmen compete against the juniors and sophomores. The events are as follows: \ 50 yard dash (girls and boys 100 yard dash (girls and boys 220 yard dash 440 yard dash 880 yard dash Mile run High jump Pole vault Broad jump Shot put .. . Discus hurl ! Girls’ cross country hike—disquali­ fied for traveling faster than a Walk- Mil e relay, 4 men to team T ujj of war, 10 men on team. The prize for the winning-side will' be a half holiday. CITIZENS., IN .^BjJTT.E SHOW' RELUCTANCE TO\\SERVE O.N;‘ . V CRIMINAL JURIES . Butte, April 17.—Citizens showed their unwillingness to serve on crim­ inal juries when Judge J. J: Lynch was unable to secure a sufficient num­ ber to serve out of 73 names upon whom service had been had by .the sheriff, all of whom were present in court. A week ago the judge drew a venire of 110 names, and when the sheriff made his return showing that service had been obtained on 73 it was considered the percentage was exceedingly good. However after the judge had called for persons to come forward who had valid excuses to offer, nearly the whole 73 crowded .about the bench, offering excuses of every kind imaginable, and out of the 73 only 25 could be secured. In view of t: - fact that there are mnnv cases rcviy for trial, including more than 50 bootlegging cases, it was realized that 25 would not be nearly sufficient and the court there­ fore directed a 'supplementary venire- of 60 names be drawn. Butte, April 17.—F. A. Riggln, first • Methodist minister of the territory of Montana and circuit rider half a cen­ tury ago in Montana, Idaho and Ore­ gon, died last night at the ranch home of his son near Hindsale, Mont,, according to word received here this morning by a nephew, Jean Jordan, local sports writer. j When he became too old for circuit riding; \Brother” Van Orsda] came to Montana as his assistant. He mar­ ried Ida Jordan in 1870 at Whitehall. She died two years^ngo. She was the sister of the Rev. W. M. Jordan, sup­ erintendent of the Christian church in Montana. The Rev. Mr. Riggin retired 25 years ago. BIGAMIST AND BRICK THROWER GETS A- YEAR As if in haste to return to the state prison where he has already served a term for assault, Frames H. Coles, an itenant motion picture exhibitor, lost no time Thursday admitting in district oourt that he has two wives. Judge J. B. Leslie fined him $100 and sentenced him to not less than one or more than two years in the state prison. Coles had- just completed a 30-day county jail sentence for assaulting \his seoond wife when he .was arrested ..on the bigamy charge and brought :into oourt. Two boys walking along the shore of the Bynum reservoir, northwest of Choteau, found the body of Theadore Ellis, Great Falls negro, who was drowned on November-25 of last year while hunting ducks. The youths will receive the.reward of $100 offered for Mary Crippen is a new pupil in the fourty grade this week. ‘ EII9- Solway of the sixth grade has left- school to visit her mother. Stanley Ritzschpe has come back tò ■ school after being agsent because of; quarantine. - Miss Chatten, the teacher of the seventh grade was absent Tuesday. ..Kenneth Pike has left school and gone to work. John Conquergood of the eighth grade has left Choteau public school and is moving to Pndroy. -Mrs. Ray is absent from school be­ cause of illness. Mrs- Bennett and Mrs. Hale were visitors in th eighth grade Tuesday. Choteau public school, is practicing for;the field meet. Doris and Floyd Price entered the fourth and seventh grades respively. this week. —Ralph White. ? - ? Missoula. April lW-Bernard Qucs- nel-'of Kalispell, Robert Ackler of Butte and Robert Heller of Boston, Mass, formerly students in the uni­ versity of Montana here, were sent­ enced to terms of eight months in the county jail by United States Judge Charles N. Pray Thursday, following their plea of guilty Wednesday to a charge of robbing the Misso’ula post- office last January and assaulting a mail clerk. Forest Protection week is a new in­ stitution, -first proclaimed by Presi­ dent Harding in , 1921. With the passing of this dedicated week, let hope that its teachings have come to stay throughout the year and for all time.. The principle of protecting our for­ ests and resources against needless waste by fire is one that is so sound and of such vital importance to the community as to form one common Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wagnlld and Jos. Lindseth- motored to Dutton last Thursday evening. Geo. Wright returned Sunday even­ ing from, a business trip to Fort Ben­ ton and Geraldine, Montana. Alf Wagnild of Stanford was the guest of home folks over Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Reed and Jack Reed spent Sunday at the L. B. Kay home in Fairfield. Jim Barnes and family were guests- ground on which parties and factions ¡of relatives in Choteau on Sunday-. cannot afford to disagree. It is de serving of the heartiest support of every man, woman and yolith in tike nation. The problem of protecting our for­ est resources against loss by fire is of essential importance in Montana and Idaho because one third of the area is naturally adapted to forest growth. The for ests support, and if protected and wisely used, will con­ tinue to support, what is now the Ihird largest industry in these Hates- Further than this, the forests contrib­ uì e an enormous sum to oui Ivo other leading industries. Agriculture. for its prosperity and growth, must have a liberal upply of cheap lumber for buildings, fences and the like. It is dependent io ar. increasing extent on irrigation water and the relation between a steady, permanent water supply and forested water sheds is most intimate. Mining uses vast quantities of tim-» MTäeÄ . rÄ t t h ,e r\\ivfïd£ tered na.elra?e nj^ntnìntnn- $25,000 a serious handicap if it -lad .0 tered package containing which later was recovered. A drawing to decide who shall be the owner of port ions of the 16,000 acre tract east -•,( Br.idy reently open | ed to homesteaders will he held in j the office of W. E. Bennett, register ¡the national import from other regions. Let us protect a solid front for the protection of our forests against fire for tire coming year. THE TOURIST AND TION There were 10 million visiters ¡0 forests in 1922. Tins M. E. Jones and A. M. Rongstad eturned home Saturday from a busi­ ness trip at Whiteflsh. Anton Schaefer and-family of By- hum spent Sunday at the O. F. Schae­ fer home here. 'Mr. and .Mrs. Hartwick Nelson and children arrived here Tuesday' from Kendrick, Idaho, where they spent the- winter with relatives. Mrs. V. Gerich and granddaughter, Mary Gerich of- Great Falls arrived here upon a visit at the Nick Gerich anch home. Dr. Bateman and Mrs. Saylor, coun- y superintendent of schools, exam- ned the pupils of the Agawam school m Thursday. Mrs. Geo. Wright, who underwent u operation at the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minnesota, returned home on Friday after an absence of five weeks. 2158 FOR REGISTERED PRIMARY The registration books for the pres­ idential preference primary closed on Saturday, last, and those who have not registered cannot vote at the election to be held Tuesday, May CONSERVA- the 26th. The registration by precincts Is as follows: the recovery of the body by Teton ¡°* tbe *au(X office, at 2 o’clock this ¡number is about equal to the popula- county. ' ¡(Friday) afternoon. The drawing is . tion of the states of the Pacific Norlii Although grappling hooks were em- i5-nat^5! liecessary by conflicting filings ¡west and alifornia. ployed and several days spent in ex- ¡®n different tracts within the area, j o f this number Of this number more than 8 mil- ploring the reservoir the body of the | period of simultaneous filing iiion entered the forests by autonio- Negro could not be found and finally j wliich opened March 29 closed Thurs-jbile. This goes to show that the Na- the search was given up. \The body After the drawing today anyjtlonal Forests, of the United States had been washed asore when discov- {land that is not filed upon will be j are the greatest\ playground in the* ered by the youths. .open to ex-service men until July 18 ¡world and that automobiles is the Ellis, with'another man, S. G. Evens ¡after which it will be open for filings ¡factor mainly responsible? were out on the reservoir in a steel ibY anv qualified entryman. j While this is an astonishing figure .¿pat when, rough, water capsized the ’Ey* i f ' : - b e v e r y Jittle icings ;af- if. would probably be more craftr iEvens succeeded in getting a n 61* t°nay. Mr. Bennett .states, be-\fug if these statistics.'-ubuld He told Judge Leslie that he had been informed in a letter from his first wife, Mrs. .Caroline Coles, whom he married in Great Falls in 1922, that she had been awarded a decree of divorce. After marrying the sec­ ond Mrs. Coles, he added, he received another letter, sent from Seattle, saying that the divorce had not been granted. Three years ago. Coles, a stranger in the. city, involved himself in a city labor strike by felling a strpet workman with a concrete rock. He was caught after a chase through the streets and several days later he pleaded guilty to second degree as­ sault and was sentenced to a-term in ¡the state prison. Statement of Condition of FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHOTEAU A*t Close of Business March 31,1924 RESOURCES Gash in vault and in other banks ..... - ..... 86,515.11 U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds 50,433.37 County warrants, real ■ ' estate, e t c . ....... ............. 24,892.18 Loans and discounts -.165,346.45 LIABILITIES Deposits ....... 266,098.86 Surplus- and undivided profits __ __ _ ___ 11,088.25 Capital stock --------------- 50,000.00 327,187.11 327,187.11 craft- ho\d on- the overturned boat and was yesckied-by other hiihters, but BflfS could ifot be saved. Efforts to re- cbyer the body centered on that por­ tion of the lake where Ellis disap­ peared -but no trace of it could be found. _________________ 1 Showing a Tire* s Work An automobile tire company displays In its salesrooms in New .York one of the most perfect\ machines yet devised for demonstrating the - working .of a tire under road conditions. Mounted on a heavy stand, a big iron drum is driven bj an electric motor. An axle and wheel arc mounted over the drum, with the tire in contact with it and hearing its weight. The tire Is under the same pressure as if on a loaded touring car. Tin* test, a most severe one, consists in driving nails, spikes, etc., into the tire and tube and then runing w Ith the in In at a rate of about twenty-five miles un hour. The ma­ chine is operated by electric power, and is also equipped with a speedome­ ter, which gives a correct speed of wheel, as if in real road use. a few 40 qcre- tracts has been taken. Some additional’ \land may be avail‘d able after the drawing today if per­ sons who lose part of the- land they have filed on through a conflict in entries do not desire to retain the, rest of it. The method of filing will be to write the number, names of the per­ sons whose filings conflict and the description of the land on slips of paper 'which are placed in an envel- uo irans- 14. — - « into add<kThealth’’and € lo»I®r life^and Increased happiness of 16. the.'people. ^ . . . \^hat'- a fin?' /tiling ’ it would if/ this figure could-- alsd-’ -be translated’ Into added protection of the forests from *ffre and increased support for the principle of conservation. People who spend time in the forests are bound to make friends with the trees. Gradually there sinks in a realization that here in the national forests are millions of acres of timber which will 1. Choteau ______________ _____ 243 2. Choteau .......................... 3. Stafford ............... ........... _____ 43 4. Bole .................... 5. Dry Forks .............. ..... . .... _____ 40 6. Power ...... . ..................... _ ____ 165 7. Fairfield ........ ......... ... .... _____ 262 8. Collins ................ . .......... 9. Spring Valley .......... ...... _____ 38 10. Belleview _____________ 11. Pendroy ------------- - ------- ...103 12. Raymond ^ ____........... . ..... — 61 13. Bynum ____ __ ________ : __ r... 99 14. Agawam W-iSi:-.., ------ _ -------- 86 15; • Farmington;. ' ¿>.1 16 Diamond Valley j, ___ ! __ ----- 65 17. Dutton .................. .... ; __ ^_i....267 1 * * ^ _ 1—-w Total .......... ‘ ------- ... ___ -2158 TEACHERS' EXAMINATION Teacher’s examination will be held in Choteau on May 1, 2 and 3. Please register by 8:00 a. m., May 1. Sched­ ule may be had on request. EDYTHE SAYLOR. Co. Supt. Schools. New Kind of Milk Bottle Getting the milk .out of a bottle while leaving’ the cream, always hns presented something of a problem. The usual method Is to pour the cream off; the round-mouthed type of milk bottle makes this method somewhat difficult. ltay Dunn of Tipton,^nd., says Pop­ ular Science Monthly, has now provid­ ed the ordinary milk bottle with a small hole in its bottom. A cork kepps this hole closed. When it is wished to draw off the milk, the cork is re­ moved and the milk allowed to flow into another receptacle until it is all .gone. Buenos Aires Enjoys Boom Buenos Aires is growing faster prob­ ably than any other city in South America and its population is now said to he beyond the 2,000,000 mark, and conditions are troublesome to the au­ thorities because housing legislation cannot he executed fast enough to keep up with the strides of the city. Im­ migration from abroad and from other provinces is very rapid. Electricity in Hojnes In percentage of electrically lighted homes Illinois is the lender. Having G.I per cent of the nation's populi- tion, she has over 10 per cent of all the homes in the United States with electric service—or about 850.000. Sec­ ond among the states is California; third is New York. ope. mixed up and drawn out by some |be cut only so fast as nature replaces one not personally interested in the it d,\ ! Gradually Kish teen person* filed on land in district Thursday. Altogether. 126 have filed on the land and there are 7o conflicts. When more than one person has filed on any part of the 1-nd a drawing will be made to decide with fire Througir Tove Tf\'the \for fore-st Protection week has been set who shall rcetaln It. .. ......................... ' ------------ - he filings was leads! also there comes to the .minds of these visitors a realization that they are part owners of these great public forests, and with that pomes a determination not to en­ danger thpm through carelessness I vert this givit a« my of roc iiatlonists i Ho an ad l.'tio .ai safegua .1 to the forests and an ally of there agencies that battle forest fires. For the fourth consecutive year '**»•»* me, liuuu^li JUVc OI LUc IOl'i , . it. Virtually all of est, each becomes tiie keeper of his a6,de by presidential proclamation, for 320 acre home- .brother’s fire, a protection rather T.his is tlie woeli- Al)ril 21. to 27- ^ STATE OF MONTANA Insurance Department Helena, Apr. 12. 1924 than a menace. That will only be time, however. view of our fast diminishing lumber supply and the devastation already- provided they understand the value , wrought by forest fires the effort to of forests and the danger from fiiv. ¡have a whole Pe°Ple concentrate ia They will love the forests in rropor- bought and effort in the saving of I inn «e, 4.1,0«- î ___ .... mir forests is most timelv. Whereas, THE NEW YORK LIFEi^'on as they see how Hie. forests our forests is most tJmely- INSURANCE COMPANY located at ismwe them, and in that same propoi-! xt ouSb& to have the endorsement New York in the state of New York*^on will thiiy protect them an^ support of every citizen» of uio has filed in this office a sworn state-lflrti- tourist and recreationist particularly. Here a ’•esponsibility rotts on ibi- (because in his coming and goings he government pnnicularlv on its ftr.egt .will either be an added menace or an service. of the right kmd 'added protection to one oi our vital is the magi: wand which will con- resources. His Alarm Clock Hughes—How. do you know when It is time to get up? Proud (?) Father—When I have got the baby to sleep.—London Answers. meat of its condition on the thirty- first of December, 1923, in accordance with „the provisions of, the Revised Codes of Montana of 1921, relating to Insurance Companies; and whereas, said statement shows that said In­ surance Company has complied with the laws of this State relating to in­ surance ; Therefore, in pursuance of law, I. Ceo. P. Porter, State Auditor and Commissioner of Insurance, Ex-Offic­ io, do hereby certify that satd Insur­ ance Company is authorized to trans­ act the business of life insurance in the State, by agents properly appoint­ ed, as required by law, until (the thirty-first day of March, A. D. 1925, unless sooner revoked by competent authority of law. I further certify that the statement shows:— lst.> The actual amount of Paid up Capital of said company Dec. 31, 1923, to be ...... . .......... Mutual; 2nd. The aggregate In­ come of said Com­ pany for the year 1923, to be .................$226,486,346.81 3rd. The aggregate Ex­ penditures of said com­ pany for the year 1923, to be ..... $208,959,195.36 4th. .The aggregate am- mount of the Assets of said Company, Dec. 31, 1923, to be ......... 1,003,773,762.46 5fh. The aggregate am­ ount of liabilities of said Company, excl- slve of capital, to be..l,003,773,762.46 In Testimony Whereof, I have here­ unto Subscribed my name and affix­ ed the seal of my office the day above written. (SEAL) GEO. P. PORTER, State Auditor and Commis­ sioner of Insurance, Ex- Officio. I 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 $65,000.00

The Choteau Montanan (Choteau, Mont.), 18 April 1924, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.