The Montanian (Choteau, Mont.) 1890-1901, January 27, 1893, Image 1

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YOJL-3. ; CHOTEAU, CHOTEAU COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY, JANUARY27, 1893. ' • NO. 88. ¡ m i i i m i il i ~ — i — r r — 1 ---------- * ------------------ ; ----------- i ----------- - — --------- 1— — — — i * *i— ----------------- -- 1 - ’ - - - - * - - ap jR O Ï riESSIO ISr^L .IL i. S. H - D R A K E k M-P,- PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, , Offioe over Valley Restaurant. „ CHOTE AU,: - MONTANA. •A. 0 - WARNER, NOTARY PUBLIC, U. S. COMMISSIONER, ‘ .AUTHORIZED T O RECEIVE FILINGS & FINAL PROOFS ON PUB- - . , LIC LANDS. * . CHOTEAU, MONT. J, H . D A Y . ; IRRIGATION AND LAND SURVEY­ ING A S P E IA L T Y . SATISFAC­ TION GUARANTEED. C h o t e a u , - - - M o n t a n a . ■ T . B - A . I Ï 3 , ATTORNEYS COUNSELOR ST I R W . . JAMES SUEORÔYE, ATTORNEY AT LAW,- CHOTEAU, - . - - - . MONT. * * i T . \ w > SC j «LS R E M O V E D T O FORT BENTON, - MONT. . J. E. W A M M Y . C H O T E A U . ........................ MONT. I. S. CORSON, REAL ESTATE, tBF\ R a n c h P r o p e r t y a S p e c ia l t y . -Si? ROOM IB, DUNN BLOCK, GREAT FALLS - - MONT- T o z E iisr c . Authorized to practice before the De­ partm ent of the Interior., the Land Office, and the Pension and other ' Bureaus. PENSION CLAIMS SPECIALLY ATTEND E D T O . Cor. Main and St. John Sts., Fort Benton. W H . . 3 T Q L A I g , • B < $ r H & ^ í'd í'eg ^ e f , HOT AND COLD BATHS. Main Street, , Opposite • Chotean House- ■ w m . xa;. X j ' z - o x j , - 2ST o t a , x 3 r H P - L a / b l l c ZEED3. MORTGAGES and all hinds of legal instruments drawn up. Subscriptions received for all News­ papers and Periodicals a t publisher’s rates. CHOTEAU, - - - - MONT. I. « . G A R R E T T . A. C. WARNER. GSRRETT & WARNER; CONVEYANCERS, -. r e a l e s t a t e , • . “ '\'\\“■INSURANCE fSO T E A U , MONT. W inter in C a lifornia. A chilling waste of barren sand, , A spectral cactus, far away; A chain of hills which seem to stand Between the desert and the day, A sou Jess arcli of steely blue: A noiseless rush of sweeping blast; A lonely hare: a bush or two; A vulture driving swiftly past, A gleaming skull beside a rock; . A bruised and battered tin canteen; A weather-beaten alpenstock; Some scattered bones strewn in between, A tattered, rotten, buckskin sack; A fleshles? hand; a gleam of gold *. A Bbriveled slioe: a miner’s paekr Enough 1 ’Tis all the heart can bold! —.Alfred I. Townsend in the Californian. The P o p u lar V o te l u 1892. The popular vote lor president shows that a good many voters in the United States remained at home on election day. From 1884 to 1888, the increase in the total presidential vote in the United States was 1,$18,000, while from 1888 to 1892 it was only ’557,000. Of the latter increase, more than one- half came from the new states of Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota. Washington- and -Wyom ing, which did not vote in 1888. The cam bined vote of these states last fall was 288,121, which leaves the increase in popular vote in the ;^United States:only:;269;000rJI'his'is more than one million less than might be expected from the nat­ ural growth of the country. —• It will be generally agreed that the comparatively small increase in the number of votes cast is not due to any cessation in the coun­ try’s growth, but to the fact that many republicans preferred io ex .press their dissatisfation by not voting at all, rather than by vot­ ing lor Cleveland or Weaver. Sr.aid îepublican stales like Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Pennsylvania, show a Jailing off in their total vote. In New York state, there was a great falling off in the country districts, but the cities brought the total vote up to about the same as in 1888. Such s ates as Kansas, Nebraska and Michigan cast a smaller vote than in 1888. Farther west, the only state that cast k,smaller vote, than in 1888. was Nevada, the decline in this case probably being due to natural causés. Even Indiana, Harrison’s home, showed a.lois in total vote. - Harrison’s loss on that total vote over 1888 was nearly 300,000, while Olevelend’s gain was only 30,000. It «hould be remembered hovvever that Cleveland received no vote in Colorado, Idaho, Kan­ sas, Nevada and Wyoming, where fusion was effected with the popu lists and Cleveland’s natural vote was cast for Weaver. As it is, Cleveland has a larger popular vote than any__o.ther^presidential: candidate ever received. - - - ^ ONLY ONE W AS GUILTY. A n d H e W a s Lie! eased for Tell­ in g ilie Truth'. Proctor Knott, famous as a elo­ quent governor of Kentucky, was a Missourian in the fifties. He whs Governor ¡Stewart’s attorney general. Knott tells a story of Stewart which, although very old, is declared by him to have had its origin just as he states it. One day, so Knott relates, the pair were'walking through the peniten­ tiary on a sort of inspection tour. Prisionera were then permitted to approach the governor in person and plead with him for. executive clemency. As the officials passed through the corridors Stewart asked one alter another of the convicts about his case. ;^*“I am here,” said one, “Joi a murder that I never committed.” “And I ’m in,” said another,“for attemptin’ to kill when it was a clean case of self defence.” “I’m innocent, too, governor,” said another. “I never stole a thing i n my life,” ./Governor* Stewart asked hun­ dreds of questions, but every con viet declared his innocence and 'begged for pardon. At length, just before leaving thè prison, the executive met a young fellow car rying a load of some sort of prison product. The convict saluted re­ spectfully and was passiug on, when the governor stopped him. “What are you here lur?” he asked.\ “For stealing horses, your excel­ lency,” was the ready reply. “But of course you are inno­ cent?” the governor went on, winking at General Knott. ‘ Of course I ’m nothin’ of the sort,” said the prisoner, “I 6tol6 ’em and I’ve got three years to do vet.” “Well,” said Governo! Stewart, “you will be pardoned to morrow. I am sorry that it will be necessary for you,'a giiilty, bad man. to re­ main here even another night with all of these innocent gentle­ men. You will contaminate them. ’’ The truthful young horse thief was free the next day, and, oddly enough, he became an honest, valuable citizen.—Chicago Tri bane. Old l im e Superstitions. In 1350 a witch wa* . formally tried imAugsburg, Germany, and convicted upon, the testimony of nineteen witnesses, who claimed to .have seen lier perform all sorts of tricks in the shape -of a black cat. She had been c îught crouch- - ' ing over the cradle of sleeping children, who laughed in their.\ dreams in answer to the blasphe­ mous scurrility of her whispered remarks. She. had also been seen, hobnobbing with the devil ¿and • stirring a caldron of wi’chbroth, but in spite of tlie strongly jsup-. - ported evidence the judges hésita-*' ‘ ted lor a.week before they agreed * on the fatal -verdict. ' - , Three similar cases were tried in Padua Linz (Upper Austria), and Slrasburg in the course of . the next ten jears, and upon the basis of these precedents the Christian world soon after ap; peared to go crazy en. masse. Witch commissioners1 with their posse of bullies roamed from . vil­ lage to village, the jails .-were crowded with prisoners,- who m many caies seem to have loit.their wits as completely as the prose­ cutors. Death b'r five became- the i a - , / » usual form of execution. The ter­ rible name of the Pari*.; chamber arden to or fire court woultL have applied to thousands of tribunals in Western and Southern Europe. ^ The.ghastly-insanityrr.eacheÿits culmination point about the end of the 15th century, and it leems a merciful dispensation of Provi­ dence that by that time the pro­ gress,of,the American colonies had opened a gate of escape to the far west. Witchcraft trials occurred in Spanish America and here and there in the English settlements, but on the whole the settlers of the new world were too busyiwith terreslial problems t.o wa»te much time on-the mysterie« of superna- luralism. Some 40,000 or 50,000 Mexicans may have been burned ‘on. a charge of the black art .dur­ ing the first three centuries of the Spanish ’ dominion, and pèjhaps 3,000 persons in all British, North America* but those aggregates are the xariest trifle compared with that of medieval Europe. v Prof. - Hitzig of Berlin, after a careful cemparison of all the available re­ cord», estimates .the total number oi victims from the end. of the( 14th to the beginning of tlie 18ttr eeutury at 7,500,000. Gavinet in his “Memoir de la Magie’’ assume« , a much higher aggregate* ajid Dr Sprenger in his “Life of Hoham- med” may come very ,ne%r ; the true medium in computing.-thé' total for all Europe and Aine'rica at, 9,000,000. — San Francikco;: Chronicle. - ....... r- ■■■ : V^~- Young Staylate—I. should', very much like to meet your father soorm day. Amy—Well, if you . stay aboüt an hour longèr he ’will becoming flown, to breakfast— Harper’s Bazar.

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