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YOL. 2. CHOTEAU, CHOTEA Ü COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1891. NO. 24. Z F E B O E E E S S I O E T . Ä . I j - \J“m O r - ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR ÄT LRW. J. E \YAMSLEY, P A y ö i ö f e f t & CHOTEAU. MON “W - e e _ s t o ij-Ä - i i e , B a u f o e f & F t a - i f e í r e ^ G f HOT AND COLD BATHS. Main Street, Opposi'e Oho,ean Houn- E iC .G -arrB t t i I L G .W a r n e r . GHRRETT ÄND WRRNEE REAL ESTATE AGENTS NOTARIES PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCERS Deeds, Mortga es »nd other Legal Documents executed. Public Land Plate and Abstracts. R. C. WRRNER, U. S. COMM ISSIONER, LAND PJfOOFi* A v ?> F ííiIN G S . Corner Main & Hamilton Street, CHOTEAU - - - - MONT. J . F « B O C T S C J A I K E K CIVIL AND HYDRAULIC fclMGiNEER. Address: P. O. Box 34, CHOTEAU, Mont- joeeust cl edtte ^ e 1” Authorized to practice before the De partment of the Interior, the Land Office, and the Pension and other Bureaus. PENSION CLAIMS SPECIALLY ATTENDED TO. Cor: Main and St. John Sts., Fort Benton. G rand U nion H otel , CHAS.ROWfc\ P r o p r i e t o r . FORT BENTON, 1 - MONT. i d . a .'Z \ s s 2 « c T m 3 P ^ r s r H. A. DAY & . THOMAS W. MURPHY, Xj.A-'RÄT'iriEIR.S, GREAT FALLS, - - - - - - MONTANA OFFICE OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK. E d M o B M G & S 9 D E N T I S T , ROOM 14 OVER POST OFFICE. GREAT PALLS, - - MONT. ■W ^ /X. EE. ENZ~0OST, 1 ST o t a , E 3 7 - 3 ? T j L b l i o DEED^. MORTGAGES and all Linds of legal instruments drawn up. Subscriptions received for all News papers and Periodicals at publisher’s rates. CHOTEAU, - - - - MONT. fHB A P T M YALE 3s BICKFORD, UnAurilN, attorneys , 914 F ST- N. W ., WASHINGTON,-D. C. Indian Depredation Claims prosecuted before the court of claims.and the Su preme Court of the United States, for legal fees under the act of March 3d, 1891. Vigorous and effective work. No success no compensation. Reference, Hon. W il b u r F. S anders , Helena. M1S3 CLEVELAND’ S APOLOGY. If I a rosy little l*o.y • Had peradventure been created, I dare say that the general joy Could not be overestimated. M\ mother weeps, my father frowns, A waiting nation is offended; The money for my little gowns Has been most fruitlessly expended; Sing iae a day and woe to me >Vbo fain a little boy would be. Had I been born a boy I might Become a governor potential, Vnd by a precedent now trite Aspire to honors presidential, tins, my sire’s prophetic phrase Represents all his hopes and blunts him; A sad condition meets his gaze— ’Tis not a theory, confronts him. Oh, who this wide world would be v helpless lifctl» girl like me! And yet there comes a thought to cheer And soothe m,v sorrow as no other, That howsoe’er the world serms drear There’s one to love me still—my mother. Perhaps her sunny life may make A mourning nation more contented To love me for my own sweet sake, When in me she is represented. : \ hat juy to think the world may see My mother live again in me! —Kansas City Star. T H E S A L T A N WJEA. Thought to be Permanent and the People Hope So. Dr P. G. Cotter, in conversa- ion in reference to the present •oudition of the Salton sea, said: it is estimated that nine tenths >f the Colorado river is flowing mto it. The sea is not increased in depth by this inflow, but it has lowered about three inches. It is now from four .to seven feet in depth in various parts. The river leaves its bed about fourteen miles below Yuma, where the ele vation above the sea level is 143 • eet. It flows in precipitous plun ges, many of them in the nature of cataracts, down dozens ol feet, wearing away the soil over which it flovvs and making the fall con stantly more precipitous near the break in the river. The break is 137 feet above the sea, while the Salton basin is 2G3 feet below, making a total grade from the river of 400 feet. The Colorado river is very heav ily charged with solids and will precipitate half an inch of alluvi um to every six feet of water. This matter is being constantly washed down the river and is forming a bank in the river bed just beyond this break, so that shortly the entire body of the riv er will be turned into the Saltou sea. The winter floods, he thinks, will raise the Salton sea until it becomes a lake 300 feet in depth and 150 miles long, and finds ic ouilet through the bed of the New fiver pin the gulf of Mexico S *uihern Pacific engineers hav examiiK-d (he river break with a view of finding a way to turn tin livvrba-k. They, reported thai such could be done by piling, bui i hat it would be too expensive a job for the company to undertake. Toe cause of this bteak is explain • ed by the doctor in this manner: The Colorado river flows as fai as a point a lew miles abov<. Yuma directiy south. At Yuma it meet.- the Yuma river and turns to the west, nearly at right angles. Then it struck a small mountain called Pilot Knob, and it changed again back U its south course. Recent ly, instead of flowing at an acute angle at Pilot Knob, the river hat- been making irom Yuma a dm south course, the bed not. reaching Pilot Knob at all. This threw the force of the stream against tin West bank of the. river, which soon ate that bank away and formed the break. The break would noi have occurred had not the river left its bed near Pilot Knob. Dr. Cotter says the people of Yuma are glad of the change. The new sea will be a benefit to theclimate ag\ well as provide then! with- a new method of transportation, since vessels could come into the sea from the gulf of Caliloruia. The New G a m « Law. Several of the state papers have been publishing game laws at dif ferent times during the past sum mer, none of which have been al together correct. Secretary of State Rot wilt furnishes the fol lowing which he vouches for as enti ely correct and reliable: “ Deer, antelope, mountain sheep, mountain goats, elk and moose, September 15th to Janu ary 15. Buffalo and quails pro tected until 1901. Hunting for skinfc only, for market or for sale, and hounding prohibited. No close season for bears, curlews and snipes. Otters, martens and fishers, October 1st to April 1st'. Grouse of all kinds, sagehens, fool- hens, pheasants and partridges, August 15th to November loth. Ducks and geese, August 15th to May 1st. Song and insectivorous birds protected; their nests and eggs, and those of all game birds protected. Hook and line and spear fishing allowed at any time, but catching specled or mountain trout for profit prohibited; the use of explosives, poison drugs and nets, traps, etc., prohibited. A M A T R O N TO M A I D E N S . Qu?er, Whispers in Girl’s Earfe About JLt.ve a>ut Matrimony. [Young La'die’s Bazar.] Girls, don't think that every young man who calls upon you once or twice is in lov > with you. Don’t think because you are prettier than your neighbor across tile way, and have p 'ttiei' germs, t hat it is right to try • > flirt from your front stoop with her beau when he calls upon her. Don’t astonish yonr friends and acquaintances with magnificent gowns, while your mother wears cheap bombazine and cloak and bonnet that every one can s\e have done at least five year’s ser vice. Don’t show up lily-white taper fingers if her’s are seamed with work. Don’t be nlwavs drumming on the piano when your visitor’s call. Don’t expect that a man’s inten tions are sincere until he informs you in plain English tlmt they are Don’t hint to a man that you like him and that he is your ideal, and that yon wouldn’t mind leav ing the state of single-blessedness if “ Barkis is willing.” Don’t make yourself obnoxious, by appearing persistently at pla ces you know to be his usual, haunts until the young man has a (bar of turning each street corner he comes to lest he will meet you. Don’t accept your wedding out fit from the hands of your lover. “ Ham ’ Pomposity is never ridicule- proof; even true dignity finds it difficult to hold its own against laughter. Sir James Scarlett, when practising at the bar, one day had to examine a witness whose evidence promised to be damaging unless he could be pre viously confused. The only vul nerable point of the man was said to be his self-esteem. The witness, a portly, overdres sed person, went into the box, and Scarlett look him in hand. “ Mr. John Tompkins, I be lieve?” “ Yes.” “ You are a stockbroker?” “ I ham.” Scarlett regarded him atten tively for a few moments, and then said, “ And a very fine, well-1 dressed ham you are, sir.” The shout of laughter which followed completely disconcerted Mr. Tompkins, the lawyer’s point was gained.