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JDUPUYEf*. TETQI* COUNTY, ï£OI*T., THÜÄSOflY, Fefc*kary 27, 1896.
NO. 21».
James Saîfrove,
*TTO «nKY »(IT .l ,|IW,
Choteau, • Montana.
Justice of tt)e Peace,
Dcputib, Montana.
J-u.lia.ri F. 23\ird
Notary Public,
fceeds, Mortgages, and all Winds of
Legal Instruments drawn up.
Real Estate and Col lections,
All Bluinssi Giro» i'orfosal Attention.
«HOTIAÜ, kont.
1*. E. JEI?I{IXtS.
civil an« hycrhul1c
■l«-« und Specifications of Dams and all
construction work a specially»
Bapuyar, » - Mont.
u. S. Commissioner,
Antfaorlzad to IteceiTO Filings and Vlns.1
Proofs on Public Land.
W. H. St. CLfllfi,
Harber and Dresser.
Ba'.h Rooms in Connection.
Ed. SMEfï,
Barber SLop,
osnis mfîNTon,
Boot ai?d Sl/O -2 Iraker,
suol* in «ubp'8 btohe,
bfiotsau, . MONTANA
ltspairiug a sprciality. Mail
©rdera solicited. All work
w. H- TITUS,
FKyslclan t and : Surgeon,
jr. E. Wamsley,
Physician and surieoh.
Valrersltj of Virginia, Jefferson Medical
Collet«, New York Post Graduate.
Yealh Extracted Without Pain. All
Work Guaranteed.
C motiav,
Choteau - Dupuyer
>aily Round Trip Between D'i
puyer and Choteau.
Passenger Fare, 3.00
Bound Trip, 5 00
Kxprcss Rates, 50c per huadred
The Choteau House
Lîvery Stable,
Flrst-Class Accommodations For
Sto:k of All Kinds.
#»•4 Rig» Furnished at Reasoa.
able Rat««.
Hoirie Hestaürapt,
MKS. R. M. STEELE, Pbopbiethess.
First-Class Meals at all Hoars.
Ci?oteaU, lylont.
J. W. rqcIWEGHT,
Park flveijtie, iSiipayer, fI)oi)t.,
-Dealer ia
General - Merchandise.
-Our Lines of
ï)r y Goods, Groceries,
Boots ai)d Sijoes
Terns Strictly Gash.
J. Mirs^loeK* & Co.
. Deolers iu,
Boots and Shoes,
We Have EverytJ?i
And of the best, usually carried
in stocks of General Merchandise.
We have a big surprise in store
for you.
GEO. A. FRY & CO.,
bttzstttim:, IMZOISTT.
Cast) Store,
fltjd F(irf)is.l7i:t)jj(s,
Boots an.cL StLoes,
TJ?e DlxpUyet flcai?tf)a
Subscription, $3.00 Pfcn ykab.
Published Every Thursday
A Repub'lcan Newspaper devoted to the
Interests of Dupuyerand Surrounding
Entered at the post office at Dupuyer, Mont.,
as second-alass mail matter.
C.-E. Trescott, Publisher.
The special corrospondeut of the
Helena Independent at Washing
ton says, in speaking of the treaty
with the Blackfeet Indians: "It
is provided that the price to be
paid shall be $2 per acre, but it
declares that the land shall not be
open for settlement exccpt uader
the mineral laws of the United
States. It is not possible that all
this land is mineral and no doubt a
very large portion of the land will
never be taken. Here is where the
worst feature of th 3 bill appears.
The Indians are allowed to go upon
the ceded portion of the reserva
tion as long as the lands remain
public lands and are taken for
mineral purposes, and they cut and
remove wood and timber fcr all
purposes, hunt upon the lands,
fish the streams, and in fact have
a general roving permit to leave
their reservation and circulate
among the people who may take
the lands in different localities and
make general nuisances of them
selves. It is safe to say that con
gress Gwill greatly modify this
treaty before it becomcs law. It
is possible under a rule adopted by
one congress to modify a treaty
made by law and not go through
the formality of submitting it
again to the Iudiaus. This has
been done in the case of the Col
ville reservation in Washington
If the president will approve it can
be done in regard to the Black
feet reservation in Montana. Bivt
it is no sure thing that he will ap
prove. The treaty as framed will
be far from satiafactory to the
people of Montana. The commis
sion say in their report that the
and to be ceded is wholly unfit for
anything except mineral and graz
in g purposes. It is another case
of where Indians have iand worth»
less to themselves and want the
government to purchase it at
high price in order that the whites
may make it valuable.
Life may be laughed at but death
is no joke. Edgar Wilson Nye has
found that out. Last Saturday
he handed in his life's copy to the
great Editor for approval. Thou
sands have &pent many pleasant
half hours with the humorist, for
getting for the time the stern
realities aud dull cares of life. He
has a monument in the memories
of many who have often looked
anxiously for the light-hearted
sketches of Bill Nye. His friends
were many, his enemies but few,
for who cou'd dis'ike the mau who
took the worst trials of life as
huge jokes?
Our corresponde nt at Cnoteau
says: Work on the new school
house has been goiug on at a live
ly rate in the newspapers for the
past two weeKs. The correspon
dent does not know wlure the
blame lies but he believes that
things have progressed far enough
to show conclusively that the pres
ent board has not busiaess enough
about them to erect a new school
house. They have made a miser
able botch of the whole affair and
if they had the welfare of the peo
pie of school district No. 1 at
heart they would resign. They
have done mischief enough.
The fight, such as it was, came
off and now Fitzsimmons is cham
pion of the world and he only
worked a minute and thirty-five
seconds for it. But people, foolish
people, lost their money just the
Bids will be received at the
office of the secretary, at Dupuyer,
Mont., for the construction of a
ditch or canal, 12 feet wide on the
bottom, and between 5 and (» miles
long. Plans and specifications
can be seen at the office of the
secretary. Bids will be c'osed on
; the firs', Monday in March. The
! right to reject any and all bids is
! reserved. W.u. Cowgill , Sec.
lilac kloot.
James Whitus has inherited a
fortune. No more laundry work
for Jimmy.
Mrs. H. E. Hinkle is reported to
be seriously ill at her home at St.
Mary's lake.
It is said that the thermometer
registered 54 degrees in the shade
on Feb. 19th.
A. E. Allison was in town Wed
nesday and returned to Rocky
Coulee the following day.
The present indications point
toward a great deal of ditching and
fencing being done the coming
The people are anxiously await
ing tidings of the action of con
gress in the matter of the treaty
made last fall.
The well-wishers of W. S. Brown
are glad to see. him reinstated in
his old position of boiler maker at
the round house.
For ali that the winter has been
so mild, hay is scarce and the
price paid to sellers good. Many
are holdiug their unfed stacks in
anticipation of coming needs.
E. J. Devereaux is wearing a
broad smile these days over the
arrival of a son at his home at Cut
Bank on Sunday last. This pair,
aged G3 aud. 53 respectively, don't
propose to let this end of Teton
county suffer for lack of represen
tation when sturdy sons are requir
ed in the future.
William Jackson will go to New
York city in March to attend the
Sportsmen's convention to be held
there. He will represent Forest
and Stream as a noted guide for
hunters and tourists, aud will take
along a fine collection of mounted
game heads, furs, etc. for that ex
ccllent journal's exhibit.
Who ever saw a February like
this, grass growing, streams roar,
iug. Wild ducks on Cut Bank and
cattle standing in the water to get
away from heel flies. A bachelor
was seen the other day doing his
washing outdoors in the shadow of
the house, bareheaded and bare
footed, sleeves reefed up to his
elbows and face awash with sweat.
Charlie Carter caught a big wolf
several coyotes, four foxes and two
dogs in his traps in a week's time,
and still he says there is nothing
in it. He, moreover, avers that
when wolves have arrived at such
a stage that they can safely eat
and digest drop baits that contain
a doz.n drops of prusMC acid, and
then wait all the next day for more
such tid-bits, it is time to quit.
Dan Blevens, of Fort Benton, is
visiting at John Galbreath's. Dan
MeCullom hauleth hay to Kipp's
ranch. Dan Hagerty says the
Piegans now argue the point when
credit is refused. Dan Anderson
has nearly recovered from his re
cent accident. Dan Fitzpatrick
thinks that red is the only color
suitable for a lady's dress. Dan
, but all the rest of our Dans
are away from home.
A train on the Great Northern
recently struck a bunch of cattle
near Carbon siding and killed 15
head. The roadbed from Willow
creek grade to Carbon section
house runs through a wide, level
valley and is as straight as an ar
row. There are no cuts or shelter
ing points for stock to get behind,
and yet on such a pircj of track,
where there is an unobstructed
view for nearly six miles, these
cattlc were slaughtered, and the
owners can await the pleasure of
the railway company to receive any
pay for their property.
An entertainment was given at
the home of A. B. Coe on Willow
creek on Friday evening, Feb. 21st,
for the benefit of Billy Brown, who
unfortunately lost his leg two years
ago. A large nu nber of friends
attended aud enjoyed themselves
as well as the crowded state of the
rooms would permit. Every avail
able foot of space was occupied and
many could not find standing room
in the house. At 11 o'clock 31
couples partook of the supper pro
I vided by the host, assisted by the
j ladies of Blackfoot and vicinity,
and to which ail did ample justice.
The evening was veiy pleasantly
spent listenit?g to songs aud reci
| tations and in dancing. The fin
Several men who have for some
time made their head quarters at
this place wore recently invited by
Major Steel to attend a social at
his office at the Agency. Unlike
many gathering", this entertain
ment did not continue until a late
hour, but as a result there was
"hurrying to and fro" in order to
obey the major's mandate of,
"stand not upon the order of your
going, but go at once!" And they
went via. the Great Northern.
During the last severe spell of
weather, in January, a portion o!
the range cattle bearing the F and
22 brands drifted from their accus
tomed range on this reservation to
Birch creek. The foreman of that
outfit, who- for some months prior
had been located in winter quart
ers on the upper end of Cobell's
flat, is now at Robave looking alter
estrays. It is said that feed,
especially oati, is much cheaper
there than at any place in this vic
inity, notwithstanding that we
have connection by rail with the
agricultural land of Flathead
Sheep that Require ho Water.
Mr. O. G. Cooper, one of the
pio neers in the shee t i business, and
one of the largest owuers in the
state, has the nuculusof what will
probably be in a few years t'ie
most valuable strain in the country
for breeding purpose?. The strait,
possesses qualities that willstron
ly recommend them to breeders in
a country liko this, where an abun
dance of succulent grasses can be
had at a distance from the water
supply. This peculiar acquisition
to our flocks originated as follows:
Some eight years ago about six
weeks after the close of the season
of fecundation Mr, Cooper moved
a band of ewes from his Bone Yard
ranch to another location. The
night before the removal a Shrop
shire ewe was imprisoned in a build
ing, the door of which was closed
during the night by a violent wind.
The herder started the band al
break of day, neglecting to exam
ine the stable before his departure.
In one end of the stable was stor
ed a quantity of hay. but there wa
uot a drop of water with which the
ewe could quench her thirst. Three
weeks later the ewe was relieved
from her prison and placed in the
band. In due time she gave birth
to twins, a male and a female, both
pecuharily marked about the head,
as was ihe mother, with small,
round spots.
In the fall, when the lambs were
separated from their mothers for
weaning the herder noticed that
these two peculiarly marked lambs
never drank water, but remained
several rods away from the creek
while their companions were drink
Mr. Cooper's attention was call
ed to these two lambs and, with
commendable forethought, immed
iately gave d irections, that they be
given extra care and, as a result of
eight y oars effort he has now
twelve head of sheep, not one of
which is known to have swallowed
a drop of water.
Of the wonderful characteristics
communicated to the young in em
bryo, this is one of the most won
derful and no doubt but that it will
turn out to be one of the most val
uable. No man can estimate the
wealth these non-aqueous sheep
will afford when they have multi
plied enough to stock the almost
boundless dry bench lands of Mon
tana. Z
A Ivortiseit Letters.
Letters addressed to the follow
ing persons remain uncalled for at
the Dupjyer postoffice. Wßen
asking for any of these please sav,
"advertiaed. "
John Caplelte, 3.
Chuck Cameron.
Wellington Del Chestnut,
A. L. White. 5.
H. Cline.
William Hudson.
Miss Kate Hopp.
Cnas. Pearson.
J ulius Sehai ffer.
D. A. Still.
Frank Turner.
Otto F. Gojhnong.
1 T. J. Hine.
Try one of those new meat cut-j
Rossland Is no Place for Workers.
Rossland, B. C., Feb. SO, 96.
Editor Acantha—Having recei?
ed a number of letters from Teton
county enquiring about this camp,
I will say through your columns
that for a poor man this is the
worst camp on earth. Wages here
are comparatively nothing. A
miner gets $3 per day, that is if b?
has a pedigree sis long us both
arms; but he must pay one dollar
for hospital fees; his miner's license
of $5, and washing fifty cents per
week, so ;» man has to work for less
than |2 per day.
The last time I worked in the
mines ï lasted one shift and a half.
The boss put me to work with a
dago. We were down 200 feet in
solid rock. I was striking the
drill with an eight pound hammer
and the dago was turning. It was
an upper hole a,id i w «,h getting
along iiaely when all at once the
hammer glanced from the drill and
hit ttie dago in the mouth, so l bad
to lie off the remainder of the>shift
as 1 had no partner. The next
morning the boss said, "Crurcer,
go down to the office and settle
up " My board came to $3.50,
horse hire, lo pack my blankets,
$2, hospital fees $1, poll tax $3, in
all $i).50, at.d I got for mv work
$4.50 in soiid £cash. I did not
want to lose anything so I went to
the hospital when I came in and
got i;a bottle of medicine. I
thought I might need it some day.
I find that there are as many
good miners out of employment
here as there are poor ones. Min
ers are thicker here than sheep
herders in Choteau after shearing.
Wood choppers get one dollar per
cord for chopping cord wood io
snow waist deep. Carpenters get
thirty cents an hour nudcan put in
eight hours per day. Teamsters
get h — 1 from 4 a. m. to 10 p. m.
•at $35 pe.'- month. Now if any of
you fellows want work, and work
is what you are going to have,
just, strike Leech or Joues or some
of those sheep mon down there and
let this camp alone. I speak from
experience. I have found out that
a man cannot eat solid rock no
matter how much gold it may con
L»ut I will say that in my opin."
ion this is going to be the richest
gold camp in North America with
in the next two years. There ar .î
new discoverit s beir .g made every
day and if a man has a few bun
dled dollars lo invest ho cannot
find a better place to invest it than
in Rossland, B. C. Money here is
very scarce and the town is full of
prospectors who are broke and a
man can with a little money get
hold of undeveloped property in
good iocations very cheap. But
where a prospector has any ore in
sight he asks a good price for it.
I receive the Acantha as well as
the Montanian every weiîk and
thereby keep well posted on what
is going on in Teton county. I
expect to be back in "God's coun
try" next, fji, if not before ihen,
and enjov the luxuries of a com
mon sheep herder.
As soon ;is ihe snow goes off
James Ralston, who is my room
mate, and 1 are going on a pros
pecting trip and expect to he gone
about three months. Wm Ralston
leaves here next Monday for home
and expects to be gone a u onth er
six weeks. R. O. (Jramer.
If you want a cMioious pie get
some of that prepared mincj rai aV
at MeKnuthi's. »
The stock m on of this section
will fnd something of interest in
the fallowing from Ihe Drover's
Journal: Thematter of reckless
hide branding costs cattlemen hun
dreds of thousands of dollars every
year. The London chamber of
conmeree, at the .nstance of its
leather trade section, drew the a;
tention of the Austrailiasian cham
bers of commerce to the great de
preciation in the values of hides
shipped from the colomes by reas
on of the system of branding and
suggested their adoption of some
system of smal'er branding placed
on a less valuable portion of the
hide, or some oilier distinction
marks. The same trouble is ex
perienced here. Our cattlemen do
cot stop to consider such "small"
matter.-, and that is where they
maKe a mistake.

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