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'• ! . . VOX. 2. CHOTEAU, CHOTEAU COUNTY, MONTANA, FKIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1891. “ * 'N O. 26. I F I R O I P I E S S I C O S rA L . FUNNY SIGHTS. IN D I A N E D U C A T I O N . How to Irrigate. T - Gh. ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR ÄT LÄW-; J. WAMQLÆY, P L \ y ^ i ö ^ ^ i & S 'id f g e é i a . CHOTEAU. - - - - - - - MONT. ■ W - IEC- B ä f ' b e i ' & H à 'i 'u d Y e ^ G i ', HOT AND COLD BATHS. . Main Street, Opposite Choteau House E.C.G-arrBtt, Ä.CiWarnBr, GÄRRETT M D WfiRNER REAL ESTATE AGENTS NOTARIES PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCERS Deeds, Mortgages and other Legal Documents executed. Public Land Plats and Abstracts. Ä. C. WÄRNER, U. S. COMMISSIONER. L A N D P R O O F S A N D FILIN G S . Corner Main & Hamilton Street, CHOTEAU - - - - MONT. J . P . l O U S C A B E I ' CIVIL AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEER. Address: P. O. Box 34, CHOTEAU, Mont- TOZEHUST O - IDTXIFUF1, 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.ROWE, P r o p r i e t o r . FORT BENTON, - - MONT.. J D J h J l T < 2 z IMITTIESJFIEa:\^\ H, A . DAY & THOMAS W . MURPHY, X j -S u -^T-STIEIIRS, GREAT FALLS, - - - - - - MONTANA OFFICE OVER FIRST NATIONAL RANK. B ® HT® ID Z E U S T T IS T , ROOM 14 OVER POST OFFICE. GREAT FALLS, - - MONT. m :. ZEa:. Z l a t o u s t , UST o t a ,r 3 7 - ^ u -T o l i c DEEDS. MOKTGAGES and all hinds of legal instruments drawn up. ^ Subscriptions received for all News papers and Periodicals at publisher’s rates. CHOTEAO, - - - - MONT. 914 F ST* N. W ., W A S H INGTON, 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 P . S a n d e rs , Helena. I saw a cow hide in the grass, A rush light on the floor; I saw a candle-stick in the mud, A bell-pull at the door. I saw a horse-fly up a creek, A cat-nip at her food; I saw a chestnut-burr, and heard A shell-bark in the wood. I saw a jack-plane off a board, A car-spring off a track; I saw a saw-dust off the floor, And then a carpet-tack. I saw a monkey-wrench a hat From a fair lady’s pate; I saw a rattle-snake a bird, And hogs-head on a plate. I saw a brandy-smash a glass, I saw a shooting star; I’ve heard the corns-talk in the field, And pig-iron crow-bar. I saw a pin-wheel off a post. A wheel-wrigbt in the shop; I saw a gin-sling on a bar, I saw a ginger-pop.' I saw a house-fly over a field, I saw an ox-roast, too; I saw a shad-roe and clam bake, And saw a chicken stew. I saw a sword-fish from a bank, And beard the water-spout; I saw a tobacco-spit, and then I heard an eye-ball out. I heard a fence-rail at the dm, .. I beard a waist-band play A lovely strain—a sweet spittoon— And then I went away. —National Weekly. “ CO M E, S I S T E « , C O M E .” ’ his i< A ll the United States W ill Hu ve to >*ay W h e n She W an t s Canada. [Philadelphia Telegraph.] A somewhat sensational dis patch from Ottawa says that the British government has taken alarm at the rumor,that the Uni- i ted States government intends to abrogate the agreement that no armed vessels shall be kept on i the great lakes, and is making an urgent inquiry into the state of defenses in the Dominion, not only on the lakes, but on the At lantic and Pacific coasts. England always has a nervous fit whenever there is a prospect of weakening any of her defenses, if it is only so slight a measure as the construc tion of a railway tunnel under Ihe English channel; but she need have no fear of an agressive move on the part of the United States. If this country wishes to occupy Canada it will not be necessary to invade that country. It will be sufficient to raise a beckoning fin ger and say, “ Come.” The move ment that really threatens. Eng land’s interest on this continent is thé Canadian*movement’ for an nexation to the United States. Superintendent Dorchester Di rected to Make Examination of Contract School-. The commissioner of Indian af fairs has written a letter to Dr. Dorchester, superintendent of In dian schools, instructing him to visit contract schools and Subject them to the same thorough inspec tion made in government schools. The superintendent is also to make special inquiry into the character and qualifications of employees of contract schools, compare the course of study with that of gov ernment schools and point out any defects or superiority. The com- missioner says it is the purpose to promote pupils where it is found the course of study is defective or facilities for industrial training waniing, or for other leasons why pupils cannot receive as good equipment for life in contract schools as in government schools. The commissioner also says: “ You will say, distinctly and emphati cally, to all persons connected with contraist schools, that when ever it is found by this office that those in charge of these schools, or those whom they send to reserva tions to procure pupils or those who are in any wise directly con nected with these institutions, are using influence against govern ment schools by advising pupils to stay away, by advising parents to withold children, by advising agents not to co-operate with the government in any way, directly or indirectly, that they will be held strictly responsible for it, and if necessity’ comes upon this office, which 1 hope will not, the office will not \hesitate to annul its contracts with such institutions of learning.” While plowing his corn. Will Evans, of Kenuet, Mo , plowed up a large kettle made of stone, con taining,- he thinks 80 pounds of Indian beads. In some respects the beads seem to have been made of snells, but those who have ex amined the substanee closely say they are made of stone. They are of all sizes, the largest being about the size of an half-dollar silver piece, and the smaller about the size of a dime or smaller. The Mexican Financier says that the Mormons are making wonderful progress at colonization in that country. •Salvador ■ has a telephone school. [Yellowstone Journal.]; - The subject of irrigation is con stantly attracting earnest- atten tion and the interests of Montana demand we too awake to our own needs. Montana to-day has the greatest extent of irrigatable lands of any western state, and it is time to profit by the experience of Colorado and California and begin the course of development by irrigation that has rendered such large tracts of those - states the most valuable agricultural lands in this country. Of all the irrigating systems yet tried, the. Wright system as estab lished in California is’the most successful and seems to be the best adapted to the conditions that exist in Montana. This in brief is the enactment of state laws providing for irrigation- dis tricts which shall be quasi-corpo rations like a school district with trustees and power to issue bonds and construct and maintain dams and canals and to tax all land ir rigated by the ditch for the pay ment of the interest on the bonds. Just as every settlement, of a few families in Montana can organize a school district having enough ranches to make irrigation desira ble, form an irrigation district un der the Wright law aud thus in sure the construction of a ditch. Montana ought to follow the ex ample of Nevada without delay; hold a convention and prepare for the enactment of an irrigation law. ■ ■ ■ * ■ ■ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ■ ■ ■ ; ' * 4 Not Attending to Business. An Old Town lady had her faith in human nature somewhat sha ken recently. A woman appar ently in destitute circumstances, called on her, accompanied by a daughter said to be in consump tion. The lady, while out of the room for bread to give her indi gent callers, overheard the woman say to the consumptive daughter: “ Why don’t you oough more? You don’t cough half enough.” :• Banauas. An acre of bananas will support twenty-five times as many per sons as an acre o f wheat. -One thousand square feet of land, growing bananas, will produce 4,000 pounds of nutritious sub stance. The same space, devoted to wheat or potatoes, will produce only thirty-three pounds of wheat, or ninety-three pounds of pota toes.