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' «W B P W ~ VOL. 4. CHOTEAU, TETON COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER S, 1893. NO 18. IF Œ ^ O I F I E S S Î O I I S r -^ I L j- S . H . D R A K E , M . D - PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, Office over Bank of Choteau. CHOTEAÜ,- - MONTANA. JAMBJ9 SUROR0YE, A T T O R N E Y AT LAW, CHOTEAU. - - • - MONT. Admitted to piatice in Land, Pension and Patent Claims before the Interior Derpartment. Land, TVaier, and Irrigation Rights a Speci alty. r All Legal Papers and Collections given care ful and prompt attention. Attorney N. A. M. A. Co. Correspondents in e very city in North America. Notary Public. COUNTY ATTORNEY, TETON COUNTY, • w T . 1 TT 0 RNEY & COUNSELOR , AT Lfi¥. J. BJ. WAMSL/KY, CH O T E A U. - - .................. MONT. J , H . D A Y . COTTHSTTir S U B V E Y O E Irrigation 3s Land Surveying a specialty. C h o t e a u , - M o n t a n a . G hoteau L odge No 34 .A.. tF1 & o A,. IMI. Holds Its Tfieularvconimufdciitious on the l8 t and 3«J Saturdays of each month. All visiting brethren cordially welcomed. D r . S. H. D rake , W. M. J O H N O. D U F F , 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. A. G- WARNER, VOTARY PUBLIC, U. S. COMMISSIONER, AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE F ilings & F inal P rcoes on P ublic L ands . CHOTEAU, - - - - MONT. ■ w m . : h :- zeltstoust , 2 s T o t a x s r j p ' o / b l i c DEED®. MORTGAGES and all kinds of legal iiiBtrumenls drawn up. CHOTEAU, - - - - M ONT. K. C. GARRETT. A- C. WARNER GSRRETT & WflRRER, CONVEYANCERS, h e a l esta t e , INSURANCE OHOTEAU. MONT. \W \ S T C L i L I H , B ë t t l Q e i r & HfeUí'cáí'e^eí'' ------ H ot and G old B aths . -------- Main Street, Opposite Choteau Bouse |0* Subscribe tor T he M ontarían , .g®I GIVE US M K S . “ God, give us men. A time like this de mands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands. Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor; men who will not lie; Men who can stand before a demagogue And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking; Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog, In public duly and in private thinking. For while the rabble, with their thumb- worn cieeds, Their large professions and tbeir little deeds, Mingle in seitish strife, lo ! Freedom weeps, Wrong rules the land,'and waiting Jus tice sleeps.” Bats iu t he White House. Vermin make much trouble for the government at Washington. Until recently the white house has been infested with myriads of rats. They were cleaned out. at the be ginning of the Harrison adminis (ration by an expert with ferrets. He carefully stopped up all of the holes except one, into’ whip^he. introduced tlie ferrets. The ro dents flew out of their labyrin thine un lerground passages through the only exit left open, at which trained Scotch terriers stood waiting to seize and kill them with a shake apiece. ‘ On the occasion referred to the wooden floors in the basement of the executive mansion were taken up and con crete was laid down instead. This was done mainly for the purpose of keeping out the rats1 in the fu lure. The mice in the building are comparatively few, by reason of the efficiency of a black and white cat that strayed in and set teled down in the kitchen about tour years ago. When General Grant became president the first lime the lats were so aggressive that Mrs. Grant demanded the re- moval of the stable, which then adjoined the mansion on the east; but the destruction of the stable did not remove the rodent pests. In fact, they were- so bold that one of them tripped up the fat colored cook as she walked across $ the kitchen, and she killed it by sitting down upon it. Ti e animals made a network of tunnels under ihe brick pavements and in the walls. Many of the department build ings are overrun with rats and mice, and they do great damage to official papers. The pension office is one o f their chosen haunts. Swarms of them’ adopted the building as their home while it was yet in process of construction, and now the walls are alive with them and the floors are full of their holes. In the buildings of the post office department, the patent office, the treasury, and in (tin war, state and navy buildings, they are also very troublesome and do much damage, and in the great government printing office they cause more waste than any other one influence. - » -R» » --------------------- J Call for an Irrigai ion Congress. The official call for an Interna tional Irrigation C( ngress t o be held at Los Angeles, Oalifoin;a, for one week beginning October 10,1893, has just been issued and contains the following points: Irrigation.—Applied to agricul ture. Applied to horticulture. Engineering. Its far-reaching ethical and social possibilities and effects. Irrigation legislation. — Slate, National, International, Foreign. Irrigation securities.. Irrigation machinery and appli ances. The membership of the Con gress tp_consi$t of the follo.wingL .. First—The governor of each state and territory to appoint two delegates from each congressional district, and four delegates at large from their respective states -and territories. Second—Each county court or Board of Supervisors to appoint two delegates. Third—Each university or col lege where irrigation engineering is taught to appoint two delegates. Fourth—Each cha nber of com merce to appoi.it twi de’e;ates. Fifth—Each agricultural or hor ticultural as ociation to appoint, two delegates for each 100 mem bers or fractional number thereof. Sixth—Each corporation formed for the purpose of promoting irri gation to apppoint one delegate. Seventh—The mayor of each in corporated city having 2 500 or more population, and the chief officer of each state agricultural or other industrial school to be en titled to seats, with authority to appoint substitutes. Eighth—The governor of each «date or territory ,-mem bers of the Senate and House of Representa tives of the United Stales, mem bers of the American Society of Irrigation Enginee s, delegates from foreign countries properly accredited, and foreign irrigation engineers, and the permanent officers and the standing commit tees of the Salt Lake Citv iiriga- t.ion congress to be entitled to seits. A rthur L. T homas . Chairman National. Executive Committee, GRANT FOND OF C ABBAG E. The First Square Meal to His Liking At ter His Tour of tlie World. An unpublished story of Gener al Grant was told to day at the Grand Pacific hotel by Paul Gores. ‘T was stewaid at the Palmer house,” lie «aid, ‘*wne i the ex- presidenl slopped there on his re turn from the tour of the world. One noon l was all but stupefied at seeing General Grant, creep in at the kiiclieu door as if escaping from some one. “ T am sorry t.o trouble you.,’ he said, ‘ but may I have a litile corn beef and cabbage?’ “ ‘ Why. certainly,’ I replied, ‘but shall I not send it to you out in the dining room?’ “ ‘No,’ he answered; ‘I’ll eat if. right, here if you let me sit down at this lable.’ So I cleared away a place on the rough ‘ board fable where the cooks had been fixing the meat, drew him up a stool, and tlie way he got away with that corn beef and cabbage made my eyes bulge. When he ha'd finished he laid down his kniJc and fork with-a funny sigh of sat isfaction, put, his hand on my shoulder and said: 'uvYomig man,' I ’suppose ‘you don’i care tor that at all; but if you had had to eat what 1 have for the past few mnnlhs il would taste like a dinner for the gods ’ “ The poor old fellow h id dined with everybody from the queen down and that, cabbage in my kitchen did him more good than all the rest together.” ' ■ ■■ » ...... . -» K Blasts From Ram s Horn. Sin is most, fascinating when you cannot see its face. Find a man who doubts you'and you find one who is weak. Nobody ever gets to he-any be - ter than they want to be. It doesn’t make a lie any whiter to put it on a tombstone. When truth goes into battle., it. always tights in the front rank. The man who proves (hat. theie is no hell is the devil’s best friend. A religion that consists only iu ideas dops not nmke anybody7 1 et- t.er. The gold handle on an umbrella is not admired when il, is raining hard. People who try to hide behind one another in church will try o do the same thing in the ju lg- irent. rlhe devil never throws any stones at the.preacher who is Iry-- ing to prove that saLvation begins and ends with the head. The man* who hides, behind n hypocrite is about as safe as the soldier who hides behind a rotten stump on the battlefield.