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VOL. 2. CHOTEAU, CHOTEAÜ COUNTY, MONTANA, FRID AY, OCTOBER 2, 1891. NO. 21. P E O P E S S I 0 3 S T A u X j . t . < 3 -. : b _ a _ i : es , SHORNEY & COUNSELOR ST LAW. O. W . G. Splatter, ' ATTORNEY AT LAW. Hpecial attention Riven to water-right litigation and criminal law. P O R T B K V T O N , - - MONT. J. K WAMSUF'/Y. P ^ y g i d t a i i & S t i r g e n i i ' CHOTEAU. - - - - - - - MONT. • W . H - S t C I j A I R , B & f r k e f & H ^ f ' d r e ^ e i ' , HOT AND COLD BATHS. Main Street, Opposite Choteau House E.C.G-arrBtt. A .C .W a r n B r . 6SRRETT SND WARNER REAL ESTATE AGENTS NOTARIES PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCERS Deeds, Mortgages and other Legal Documents executed. Public Land Plats and Abstracts. A. C. WSRNER, U S. COMMISSIONER. The Comingr Maa. A pair of very ch ubby legs, Incased in scarlet hose; A pair of little stubby boots, With rather doubtful toes; A little kilt, ajittle coat, Cut as a mother can— And lo! before us stands in state The future’s “ coming man.” His eyes, perchance, will read the stars And search their unknown ways; Perchance the human heart and soul Will open to their gaze. Perchance their keen and flashing glance Will be a nation’s light— Those eyes that now are wistful bent On some “ big fellow’s” kite. Those bauds—those little busy hands^ So sticky, small and brown— Those hands whose only mission seems T o pull al’ order down— Who knows what mighty strength may be Hidden within their grasp, Though now ’ tis but a taffy stick In sturdy hold they grasp. Ah, blessings on those little hands Whose work is yet undone! And blessings on those little feet Whose race is yet unrun! And blessings on the little brain That has not learned to plan! Wbate’er the future holds in store God bless the “ coming man!” ABOUT TH E ES TR AY L A W . LAN D PROOFS . ; V J 4 ^ , . ; AN,P^P.niNG 8 . ~ Cöraer Main <fc Hamilton Street, CHOTEAU - - - - MONT. «Ü ® JUT ® JOKIJi' UJ CIVIL AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEER. Address: P. O. Box 34 , CHOTEAU, Mont- J O H N C L • Authorized to practice before the De partment of the-Interior, the Land ; Office, and the Pension and other. Bureaus. '> • ... PENSION CLAIMS SPECIALLY A T T E N D E D .TO . Cor. Main and St. John Sts., Fort Benton. ■ G r a n d U nion H o t e l , C H A S .R O W E / P roprietor , h FORt BENTON,, -. - .MONT. H. A. DAY & THOM A S W . MURPHY, «B E A T FALLS, - - - - - - MONTANA OFFKflB OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK. _ < ____ , _____________ C E I D I E E b T T I S O ? , BOOM 14 OVER POST OFFICfe. GREAT FALLS, - - MONT. * W ^ . n . n r ^ o i i s r , ♦ i , U S T o t a - r s T I P i j i T o l i c .. DEEDS. AlUBTGAGES and all kinds o f legal inatrnments'drawn up. Subscriptions received lor all News papers and Periodicals at publisher’s rates. • CHOTEAU, - MONT. Secretary preuitt Talks on the Matter. .. ..... /- ,i Secretary Preuitt, of the board of live stock commissioners, has relurned from an extended trip to various parts of the state, says the Helena Independent. He attend ed the sale of estray horses in the various counties where they have taken place up to date, and says the results have been fairly satis factory J Up to date 320 horses havet'been disposed of, averaging $10 each. The purchasers have been Dakota people, and the es- trays have all been shipped out o f the state. . v “ I found some dissatisfaction with the law,” he saidgyesterday, in talking o f his. trip, “ but after it was explained, there was quite a different feeling. This dissatis faction ciarhe in a large number of cases from the fact that sub agents who had an idea they would get $8 for every horse they delivered to the agent, collected horses on the range they had no right to touch. Of course, as the law was new, there was sure to be some misunderstanding, but by next year it will be in good, working order. There seemed to be some misunderstanding as to why the estrays are shipped out of the state. There are several reasons for this. One is that for- years horses belonging to no one knows who have been wandering over, the ranges, eating them off, and thus cutting down the feed to that extent of those animals where owners are known. Another reason for shipping out of the state is that they wander from one section ot the state to another, and in doing so invariably take with them animals which in nine cases ow of ten are lost to their owners. Some of the horses we sold look to be twenty or twen ty-live years old, and they have been tramping’ over Montana for years. “ A number of the complaints against the law came from persons who have taken up estray horses and are working them. These people know if the law is enforced thej' will have to give up these an imals? There is a law which makes the taking up of estray horses by unauthorized persons a penitentiary offense, and just so soon as the stock inspectors get through wilh the cattle business, they will devote their attention to these case-!. A few examples, the stock commissioners believe will cure this evil. * ♦ * “ Another class, of objectors to the estray law is composed o f pro fessional horse-hunters—men who ! » * * .ride . the ranges „ Ipoking^foi^ lost horses, and who work for rewards running from $10 to $50. Of course when . the estray law gets into smooth operation their occupation will be gone, as our agents gather the estrays at an ex pense of about $6 a head. “ I noticed the other day ,V con tinued Mr. Preuitt, “ an item, in tne Choteau M ontanian to the ef fect that the money received from the sale o f estray horses went to the Stockgrowers;association. The Stockgro.wers association has noth ing more to do with this estray business than you have. It is the board of stock commissioners, composed of a representative from each county in the state, that sees the estray law enforced, and is responsible for all its details. The only horses taken up and sold are those which have unkuowh|brands or no brand whatever. When sold a list is handed the bidder, giving a description of eapJii animal. The intending purchaser puts opposite the description the price he will pay for the animal, (hen adding the sums he, makes a lump offer. TheseVlists are 'filled with the board of stodk commissioners, and should the owner o f any one of these:. estrays within two years come forward and prove property, -he. would receive the sum obtained from the sale of such animal less the exp enses. After two years, all * ' * > the unclaimed money is turned into the state treasury. Mr. Preuitt says he never saw the ranchmen and stockmen feel ing more encouraged over the outlook than this year. The form er have bounteous crops .and the cattle men have received good prices for stock sold, besides hav ing an abundance of feed for the winter. — .— ■— » ■ ■ ■ An Air Ship That Goes. Professor Myers has exhibited his air ship at Litter Valley, Cat taraugus County, and at Newport, Herkimer County. Charles Bel knap was rider. At Little Valley a strong breeze was blowing, and at the moment of starting. 2 p. m., the wind shift ed and struck the vessel broad side, so that to relieve strain upon it it was released before properly balanced with ballast, and over loaded. Just in line with the air ship was a hill several hundred feet high, with very abrupt, steep sides. It was a startling and beautiful sight to see Belknap climbing heavenward only a few feet above the hillside with the screw-sail .facing the wind and the elevating, planes and rudder \kite buoying- the vessel up like a kite upraised by the wind. Above the crest of the hill he mounted iuto quiet air where for some time he described various evolutions, turning around and going up and down and from side to side. Finally he went out of sight over the crest o f the hill. Later he landed in a strong wind near Ellicottville, tearing his an chor o f soft steel to pieces, and breaking every weak feature of the bicycle so that everything ex cept the air ship proper seemed a complete wreck. It was, however completely restored at Prof.Myer’s Workshop at’ Frankfort.—Utica Observer, Johnny’8 Argument. » < Johnny’s mother wentout when the table was set for tea, leaving him alone in the room, and 6aying that she would be gone only five minutes. She stayed nearly half an hour instead, and when she re turned 6he at once noticed a de ficiency in the preserves. “ Johnny,” she said, solemnly,1 *■ * * * “ you have been at the preserves.” “ Has it shrunk?” asked Johnny, anxiously. . , w “ Yes, it has. There was t\Vice as much there when I left as there is now.” . .. “ Yes, but you were gone twice as long as you expected to be,’* was the clinching argument of the young hopefuL