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When it is considered that nearly one-fifth of all federal reclamation project acreage lies in Montana, Mr. Leavitt's district, it will be seen that his appointment to the irrigation committee places him in a position to be of substantial service to his state.. As a member of the house commit tee on Indian affairs Congressman Leavitt has a say in matters of vital interest to both the Indians and to white settlers on Indian lands, while as a member of the public lands com mittee the Montana representative is in a position to further advance the interests of his constituents. In fact Mr. Leavitt’s committee assognments have been particularly' fortunate in that they have given him exceptional“ opportunities to‘ serve his constituents and the state he repre sents generally. It is seldom that a new member of congress is recog nized. by appointment to important committees as Mr. Leavitt has been. A speaker of convincing ability, Congressman Leavitt “quickly wpn recognition in the house. Last spring he was sent by his colleagues to de liver an address at the unveiling of, a monument to war veterans in Port land, Maine, and won many compii- ents' fronl house “ niemb e^S*: T or1 his masterly .effort. As an illustration of how his com mittees dovetail for the good of Montana it is cited that last winter a senate bill came to the house, in troduced by Senator Phipps of Colo rado, proposing to . defer time for making payments of water charges, both on project under bureau of rec lamation and commissioner of Indian .affairs. The house irrigation commit tee held that it had no jurisdiction over Indian affairs. Mr. Leavitt im mediately introduced a bill of a like nature covering Indian projects, got it favorably reported out of the Indian affairs committee, writing the report himself, and as a result had the sat isfaction of having the Indian project clause inserted ih the general land bill by the confrees of the two houses Congressman Leavitt also is a mem ber of «the mines and mining com mittee, the importance of which to Montana may be gathered from its name. ' ' •~ircq^ When congress convened last fall, Mr. Leavitt was named on a special committee of northwestern congress- pen to draft farm and and develop ment legislation of special importance to their states. He was also on a special joint congressional committee^ to confer with the department of agriculture on grading of wheat. As the res'ult of these discussions a new grade is this month being made effec tive, No. 1 hard, which outranks the Mr. and. Mrs. L. J. Otness and Mrs. L. J. Otness went to Belt to attend the funeral of Mr. Anderson who died in Great Falls hist Tuesday. Miss Inez Lindseth visited at the Belle Lindseth home last Sunday. Rev. Tjaseth of Conrad will have Norwegian services at the Norwegian Lutheran church, Oct. 19, at > l l o’clock and 7 in the evening. Every body welcome. Several of the Bench young people attended the speech given by Scott Leavitt last Monday night. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Dunn and son and Mrs. Pete Clieve are visiting at the home of their folks, Mr. and Mrs. •Oluf Lindseth. T h e S h o e PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES Mrs. Sutton and Mrs. Crawford vis ited the first grade Friday. •me tuiru grade built a sand table showing a lumber nume on a mount ain slope. It carries the timber from the forest on ,the mountain side down to the sowmill an the valley below. Then the railroad carried the lumber to distant cites. June Edgar of the third grade has left for Bremmerton, Wash. Jennie Jacobson entered the third grade this wefek. Mrs. Sutton' visited the fourth grade last Friday afternoon; Leonard Lewis of the fourth grade was absent Monday on account of illness. James Meagher of the fifth grade was absent Friday. * The fifth grade will soon start to make rag rugs. Any contribution of rags will be gladly accepted. Margarite Edgar., of thp-sixth^grade left for Bremmbitori, .‘Washington.* '’’’'Alice 3-ioose o f the sixth \grade -.was absent today on account of illnjess. Tpmmy Moore of the seventh grade was absent Monday. Grace Allum of the eighth grade is back to school again after being ab sent for a week with the mumps. Johnny Cenquprgood and Julian Stenson are absent from the eighth grade. Clarke Coffey is coaching the seventh and eighth grade boys in football. Glenn Archibald of the eighth grade had the misforturie to break- his arm playing football. Mrs. Otis Mellon and Mrs. A. B. Guthrie were visiting mothers of Parent-Teachers’ Association this week. Waneta Price and Mary Sulgrove, Reporters. The Knights of Pythias and Pyth ian Sisters will give a chicken dinner election night at the Merchant’s Cafe. Dinner Served from 6 p. m. old No. 1 dark northern spring. This takes care of a large quantity of Montana wheat, giving the farmer who produces it the benefit of the unusual quality wren he sells on the local market. He was also on a special committee of western mem bers that drafted a bill to use more advantageously federal aid in road building in sparsely settled states of the west. Statement of Condition of FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHOTEAU At Close Of Business June 30, 1924. RESOURCES LIABILITIES Cash in vault and Deposits 230,374.13 In other banks ______ 40,467.07 U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds 54,279.27 County warrantSj real estate, etc. .. __ 31,915.84 Loans and discounts ' 164,206.75 Surplus and undivided profits ---------------- Capital stock ______ 10,584.80 50,000.00 290,958.93 290,958.93 In its issue of October 2nd the Acanthá opens the cam paign for the general election with an article devoted to the re-election of the sheriff with the caption “Time to Start Working,” and, after having read our reply seems to realize that the caption was prophetic, Having been on the polit ical fence ever since it has been under its present owner ship, it has at last and by piece-meal, evidently launched it self as a republican paper. Its first and only interest is in the publication of .sheriff’s notices of sale, which is controlled by the sheriff and for which the Acantha receives legal rates, providing its meal ticket. Last week it conceded a little more and came out for: tLe republican nominees for president and vice-president,which is very magnánimos. This week it goes two or three . steps farther and gives some of the local candidates besides .the sheriff a write-up, evidently realizing that to boost;the sheriff pilone would cause comment. So, at last, the Acantha claims to be republican; a wonder of wonders caused'by* its ¡appetite for the'sheriff’s patronage. Having, started .its campaign by praising the sheriff and expecting everyone to swallow it, the Acantha is much 'peeved because we found'it necessary to doubt .many of its bald statements, so peeved-that it draws upon its imag ination as to who is'the author Of what has appeared in our columns editorially, and triés'to, make it appear to the public that the opposition to the sheriff; lies only .in the heart of one individual. The articles that'. Have appeared in the matter of this candidacy are our own-and will continue to be óur own throughout the campaign—we;assume the responsibility, and whether or not we gain information from the public records or from some other source is;-no business of the Acantha, but “you know:.me “AL” and;if the truth hurts we can’t help it—we quote truth, only. An editorial is not anonymous, for the reason that its responsibility is assumed by the publisher and it matters not whether ?Mr-. Magee of anyone ■bisel is~ a - --i writer for this paper, so long, as it tells the truth. We do hot know that , threatening letters, • bi&i receive some aponymous^ -an individual^-,tjhat 'he /foo|r. .formation.thus given.qim, a'i sheriff ever received any understand that he did directing suspicion toward icted yipon the purported in- been broken hearted_ever since because his action in the .matter resulted in an emphat ic “dud,” if there is such a thing. Isn’t it-a fact that a rattlesnake gives fair warning? The Acantha quotes figures but they are not based upon the records of the fiscal years and were evidently sorted out to prove its contention of economy on the part of the sheriff, gnd if true show a saving of less than the salary of ia deputy sheriff, which is the only saving made, distort it as you will. Apparently the present incumbent preferred to take care of the milage himself, rather than divide with a deputy. Mileage is the meat of the proposition and the collection of it is practically the only velvet in the office. The record shows that Sheriff Martine, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, collected $1,682.56 as mileage from the county; that for the next fiscal year the first six months were handled by Martine and the last six months by Reiquam, and the mileage had increased to $2,071.08; at this time we do not attempt to show who was responsible for the increase, but we find for the next year, ending JunefSOth, 1924, the sheriff’s mileage is the sum of $2,051.94, a decrease of about $20, only, which demonstrates that under the nurs ing of Reiquam mileage is rather a lusty kid. These figures and all that we quote, are of public record in the county .clerk’s office. The Acantha don’t like to have us refer to the August bill, items of which we .published last week. We happened to pick on that one, but the others are about the same. Note that the sheriff traveled 126 miles on August 25th, the day before the primary, on a purported horse-steal ing “investigation,” but we hear of no arrest. August 25th was an anxious day amongst candidates and a nwing around the circle at the county expense was not a bad idea, but do you think Jim Collins would adopt it? We note that the sheriff Of Pondera county charged the county $18.20 for mileage during the month of August, still he was a candidate for re-election but had conscience enough to campaign upon his own expense, apparently. Mileage is NOT allowed the sheriff by law for investigatipns. It is allowed only when he has papers *in his hands for service. In emergency cases when the sheriff can .show th$ absolute necessity of a trip, his ACTUAL EXPENSES, only, are al lowed. One who is now a high officer of this state was re moved as a county commissioner because he charged an item- of $8.00 per day without proper authority. Learn these things, AL, and get your mind off the shoe that pinches. E. C. Leedy, general agricultural development agent at St. Paul, Minn., has made a personal investigation of the corn situation in Montana and has solved a method by which the farm ers may secure the best results in case of having earfy frosts. The following is an extract from his let ter: “Owing to the fact that so much of the c#rn in this state will probably be damaged by frost before it reaches the best stage of maturity for sHage it is of the greatest importanoe to keep in mind the fact that its feed value can be greatly improved by making silage of it. “Corn that has been damaged by frost may be cui and shocked or corn that has stayed in -the shock for some little time and become dry may besuccessfully converted to silage in a trench silo by running plenty of water into the trench on it and thoroughly packing the silage. It is of special importance to no tice that whole corn fodder in bundles may be packed in tbfe trench hilo, LOCAL BOYS PLAY BELT ON HOME FIELD .•vyi •a« FIVE-YEAR, CENSUS AGRICULTURE. LAUNCHED OF. With the invation of the feleven from Belt High School the local boys will open the football season on the home field next Saturday. It has been impossible so far to ’predict a great deal of advance dope on,either team as this is the first game for the locals and the. .visitors have played only one game. However, the foot ball fans of Choteau and vicinity can expect a great battle and need never be in doubt about getting their mon eys worth. Come out and back your team to win Saturday. Under , the leadership of Bill Burns, crack 180 pound fullback, who was recently elected captain by his team mait’es, the team is rounding out in good shape and is'rapidly taking on the appearance of a football- aggre gation. Coach Midgett has institut ed a complete new code of signals and plays this year and this together with the constant coaching in funda mentals has transformed a bunch of raw materials into a fighting eleven. Men that will, probably see action and the positions they will play are: Center, H. Moore, W. Mosier. -Guard, B. McNeal, A. Dale arnl'S. Kelley.' Tackles, C. Satterley, W. Hosier. Ends, L. Cvary, W. Upman and H. Jourdonnais. Quarterbacks, W. Cohoe, B. Moore. Halfbacks, H/ Crane, E. Evenson, B. Burns and'C. Davis. Fullback, W. Burns, E. Evenson. A number of other men will be in suits among whom are Earl Bennett, ,H. Bieeker,' G. Radcliffe, L. Green, B. Tedrow, A. Bannatyne, H/-'Geren, Wriglit,_J. Mozer, R. HeJJne. G. Stokes, and Joe Slanger. HIGH'SCHOOL FROSH TRIUMPHS OVER PUBLIC SCHOOL TEAM In a hotly contested battle Wed nesday afternoon the team composed of the seventh and eighth grades of the public school went down todefeat at the hands of the H. S. freshman to the tune of 33 to 0. Despite a shortage in weight in both the line and backfield the plucky graders made constant gains and threatened to score more than once. Johnny Sulgrove, dimitive quarter back of Coach Coffee’s team, starred throughout the contest and showed good headwork at all limes. Others who shared the limelight for the Missoula, Montana, October 3:—In conformity with legislation enacted a t the last session of congress enumera tors will take the field shortly to se cure the information necessary for compil'ing a complete census of agri culture in the United States. In counties within or conveniently near Hie national forests the work will be done Hinder the immediate direction of the“forest service, cooperating with the Bureau of the Census, and'in structions will be placed in the hands of forest supervisors promptly, ac cording to announcement made to&ay by Fred Morrell, district forester. ' The Bureau of the Census' Is charged with taking the census, and has requested this cooperation from the forest service in the interest of economy and promptness in getting the work under way. Being situated eonveniently throughout much of the western states, and having intimate acquaintance with local people and conditions, forest officers wh will re ceive appointment as census enumer ators are in a position to handle the work uniformly and effectively. The census is made regularly every 10 years. This iis strictly an'ngri- cultural census to be based on 1924 crops and conditions, and should in dicate the present nation-wide status and trend of agriculture. The field canvass is to he completed by Janu ary 15, 1925. Tuesday evening the Odd Fellows and Rebekalis joined in a% celebration to commerate the founding of Rebek- ahism. Card playing , and dancing furnisSecT'' entortaimhent' At\ mid night a delicius lunch was served. Several members’ speaking upon dif ferent subjec s pertaining to the or der at this time. Dra. Eula and Howard Waters of Conrad were the guests of Mrs. Brant Tuesday. Mrs. Waters was re turning from a visit to Canada. She was accompanied by her mother. Mrs. Edwin Anderson of 'Farming- ton is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mozer. wet down and packed thoroughly by horses. More water is required for corn that has stood in the shock or been damaged by frost than for fresh cut green corn put directly in the silo. By using plenty of water and having the silage thoroughly packed it will not spoil. Be sure to cut the bands on bundles where it is put in to the silo v it bout shredding.” graders were Talifson, husky full back, Bill Bateman at tackle, and in fact every fellow on the team did fine work and was a credit to his team. : • • Bud Bunas played good ball for the frosh and closely fllwed by Earl Bennett, H. Jourdonnais, Bud Moore and Russell Heline. Other members of the team also did their share but did not have an opportunity to pull any stellar work. If it can be arranged another game will be played between the samq two teams next Wednesday afternoon., 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 ■ •