The Montanian (Choteau, Mont.) 1890-1901, December 09, 1892, Image 2

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T H E M O N T A N I A N . — - • - - - - L - . . . . . — . . . . - Ptibllehsd Every Friday Evening at Choteau Choteau Co., Montana. S. M. CORSON, Editor. denlly there is something rotten somewhere. Somebody’s wrong, but who? R A M S E T 'S P R I D E ; FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1892. m t t ------- --- - J a a = - . T H E SPE C IA L . R O A D TAX ., The'collection,and expenditure of the special road tax is a ques­ tion of much concern to the peo­ ple as well as to the county com­ missioners and treasurer. In the past it has been costomary for those who had worked out their road tax to send in their road re ceipts as an offset to that amount of tax, and,the tresurer has ac­ cepted it as so much cash. This year,however, he returns these re­ ceipts and demands payment in cash, stating that the special road tax is not included in the amount oftaxe8 sent out by him, and that each taxpayer must pay the same to the road- supervisor of his dis trict. This makes it the duty of the road supervisor to collect the $3 special road tax. He is requir­ ed to notify all residents under 45 years to pay the $3 or work one day. The taxpayers must pay or work, but it is optional with him which he will do. Laboring men prefer to work, others to pay. But this year the treasurer refuses to accept the three dollars, and as the county commissions refuse to allow work done r,n the roads, much of the special road tax re­ mains unpaid. Since the treas urer has refused the money oi taxpayers, many have expressed their preference to work out their road tax. But the supervisor can do no wTork on the roads because of the county commissioner's o r der. Now what is he to do in the premises? Mr. Steele,, the super visor of this district, has tele­ graphed attorney general Haskell for advice, and up to this writing he has received no reply. The law and the county commissions and the needs of the people all geem to be at varience in this case. The people want to work on the roads, which certainly need it, but the county commissioners will not al low it. Tho question now is, can the county commissioners compel tlie people to pay money instead of work-by not allowing the much needed improvements to be made. J udge D u B ose . who has been charged with complicity in the Box Elder steal, stoutly denies the charge, as does also the River Press The Fort Benton Bridge company, however, has so much faith in the judge’s ability in the matter of manipulating the vole of Choteau county that it has called upon him - to reverse a majority vote of 288 against thé bridge across the Mis souri river at Fort Benton. Tom Power, who is largely interested in the bridge, wras also very much interested in the election of D u ­ Bose, although DuBose is a demo­ crat and Power is supposed to be a republican U. S. Senator. Evi- John M, Ramsey, re-elected sheriff . of Yellowstone county, is the only Sheriff elected to succeed himBelf in the state of- Montana, thoughv most of them were candidates, John stands alone as the only veteran-aad is proud of the fact.— Billings Gazette. Wrong to our certain knowledgel Choteau and Cascade counties re elected sheriffs this year; O’Neal in Choteau and Joe Hamilton in Cascade. So Mr. Ramsey’s pride must fall. Come down, Brother Catrer, come downl The game’s up. There’ll be no . state sterling this year .-»Helena Inde­ pendent. Brother Carter has come down, and there won’t be any state steal­ ing for a fact, this year, not if he can help it. See? W A S H I N G T O N L E T T E R . [From Our Regular Correspondent.] W ashington , D. C., Dec. 2 — The president, and his family, re­ turned tonight from the sad er­ rand of hurrying his father-in- law, Rev. Dr. Scott, who ■ died at the White House last Tuesday jif ternoon. The death of Dr. Scott put a stop to work on th? presi­ dent’s annual message to congress and it was at first feared that the delivery of the message would have to be delayed a few- days, but with the aid of the members of the cabinet it is now expected that the message, which will con­ tain about 15,000 word3, mostly devoted to a review of the excel lent work o f the administration, will be ready not later than next Tuesday. From the talk of senators and representatives, many of whom are already here, it is apparent that the session of congress which begins Monday is to be much mòre interesting than had been generally supposed. Some demo­ crats arev already expressing the fear that the republican senate, may take up and pass the “pop­ gun” tariff’ bills passed by the house at the last session, placing wool and other articles on the free, list, which if signed by the presi­ dent, would make that treasury deficit, which democratic success at the polls has made a strong probability for the next fiscal y^ar. an absolute certainly. The fears are. however, groundless; the republican senators aro too patriotic to vote against their hon­ est convictions merely,to add to the troubles, which already prom­ ise to be great enough, heaven knows, of the democratic admin­ istration and congress. Impecunious congressmen aro rejoicing over (lie prospect of the presence of a big lobby in Wash­ ington during this session, to fight the bill which will be reported bv the senate committee oh immigra­ tion, prov idiug tor a suspension of A ' % V immigration,for a - period of ►ne o year from March 1, 1893;:. Should this bill become a law it - would, .cause-'air immense, - loss to the .tran8-Atlanticisteamshipr;cqrnpay nies, which a by, and-.$bich^|li$u^ all the money; needed , te> .“ rufluV ence” votes against the bill. Another lobby will also be here, indeed, its advance agents are, al r ready here, but its work will .be. entirely with the senate, which has very few impecunious mem­ bers, consequently its presence does not excite so much interest. It is composed ot representatives of the great grain and cotton ex­ changes, and is here for the pur ,, pose o f preventing the passage of the anti option bill, lyhich passed the house last session, and whieh senator Washburn has given no­ tice that he will call up in the seri­ ate and push to a vote at the earl- ist opportunity. A formidable number of demo­ crats aided by the third party members are working up a senti­ ment in the house in favor o f the passage o f a bill providing for an income tax and they claim to have goiton almost enough pledges to secure its passage; bnt as speaker Crisp dominates the house com­ mittee oh rules, and he is aux ons to curry favor with Mr. Cleveland, who is opposed to an income tax, and no bill opposed by that com- mittee.ean be. brought to a vote in the house, it is regarded as doubt­ ful whether the bill can be passed by the house. It is certain that it would not pass the senate. - If it be true, as stated here and generally believed,that Mr. Cleve land has selected Ex-secretary Fairchild, who took a prominent part in the New York “ anti snap­ per” movemeut1 for his secretary of the treisuiy^l^is'^imCSi^ly; ^. that the Tarnmany rHi 11 cohibirie as it is., nbt^believ^a^ii&f#^reM. X o r k ^ iR ^ ^ ^ ^ m q ^ .f thani one rrepresentatiyenu.Mi^Cleveiand’s 5 Mother ■ states.alre^^^ , recognitronbecau8ethey:;votedfor Oleyei^rid.J ' llf tHeAemocrirts who.^r^-.Jctaril^ o ring fpr an ex£r§, a ^ s iop,of, Jhe* Fifty-third -congress continue to gain recr.u its at the-ipfeseht rate . - Mr.k Cleveland,\yill ¡find it difficult - , to. refuse their-•demahddv'wh^i^Ver. he may think |a%6hj j t . ^»¿eaker,.- Orisp, although he professes -pub- liciy to be undepide^» 1^.in/.r©ality.i; working as hard as he^khowa^how-v - to bring about:rah -: extra ^ session; It is pure uriadultufated*1 selfish­ ness with1 him; h e ' wants to . be speaker again,-and having been, a Hill :man,;he. fears thatif. the e lec-. tion of speaker be:postponed, until the regular session Mr.: Cleveland will have an opertunifcy ( to ,make combinations that would result! n the election of a Cleveland speak­ er. The latest a‘nd most sordid argument yet advanced for an: ex- tra session is that, the democrats could then admit New Mexico and Arizona to statehood arid have four more democratic senators ' at the opening of thé regular session, making them independent of the third party senators. A N O F F E R . The undersigned hereby agrees to lease a mill site adjoining the town of Choteau, free, _to,ariy re­ liable party or parties who will build and operate a 75 barrel! flouring mill thereon. Said lease to hold good as long as said mill is operated.^ _ J.G . H opkinson ! Ripan’s Tabules prolong Iff«. '• t ®*** % STYLEIN Style means several things and.they all apply to reading. : Style means fashion; there are fashions in reading.-Style I means manners; there are manners in reading. Good manners and bad manners in print may be as impunderit as anywhere.. Intelligent people prefer reading fhat approaches Jhem .like; a gentleman—sensible, earnest, and.tq the point». 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