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The Continauom of T Meosselabell News
VoL. 4 UARLOWTON. MEAGHES COUNTY, MOYTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1909 No. 25
All We Have to Do Is to Go After it--lilwaukee Railroad
Company to put in Thn. More Experimental
Stations Next Spring--Harlowton
Should Ask for One.
The Milwankee officials announced
that they will start three moreexper
imental farms or stations in Montana
the coming spring. This company
established several of these farms
last year, and every one of them
proved to be a great benefit, not only
to the vicinity in which it was locat
ed but to the whole state. It stands
to reason that the easter farmer com
ing out here to look over the coun
try with a view of investing in Mon
tana lands, that he wants some
proof as to what they they can raise
Now the Milwaukee is not putting
in these stations entirely themselves,
but they expect to get help of the
citizens from the city near which
these stations will be located. Har
lowton has no demonstration farm or
tsation of any kind within seventy
five miles and is therefore badly in
need of same. There is no doubt
that if the citizens of this city will
get together and ask the Milwaukee to
locate one of these three proposed
stations near Harlowton and give this
railroad company their hearty sup
port and co-operation, that their re
quest will be granted.
Silver tea sets at Robertsons
High grade silverware at Robert
son's jewelry store.
Ladies and gents signet rings at
Robertsons jewelry store.
A. C. Graves went up to Lennep
Bunday. He returned on Monday.
Dr. A. M. Knight went down to
Lavina today on professional busi
Harry Giltinan came over from
Nibil Tuesday and spent several days
The Roundup Record says that
Roundup is to have a flour mill in the
very near future.
Mrs. Flora Ross returned this week
from Chicago with a complete line of
ladies' hair goods.
Harry rhompson from Roundup
passed through here on his way to
Butte Sunday forenoon.
J. Q. Adams from Chicago was in
town Tuesday and Wednesday visit
ing with A. D. Jones.
August Pollmann, one of the pros
perous homesteaders of the county,
made the News office a pleasant call
C. Lohman, one of the prominent
merchants from Roundup, passed
through here on his way from Round
up to Lewistown Tuesday.
Mrs. R. A. Good and her son, Ross,
left for Butte yesterday morning
where Ross will have to submit to an
operation on his throat.
L. M. Law from Roundup spent
Wednesday in Harlowton. Mr. Law
was here on business connected with
the railroad lots down on the flat.
The interior department has with
drawn from disposition, as containing
power possibilities, approximately
9,604 acres of land along the Smith
river, in aid of proposed legislation
respecting the disposition of power
cites on the public domain.1 A por
tion of the lands withdrawn are un
Engine Blows Up at Vananda--Three
of the Train Crew
Just before going to press the News
received a special from Vananda a
little station about 150 miles east of
here on the Milwaukee stating that
one of the large engines had blown
up. Three men are reported to be
dead. The engineer, fireman and
brakeman are the unfortunate ones.
Up to this time the News has been
unable to find out the names of those
A. Fitch from Shawmut was in
Blarlowton buying supplies Wednes
Sheriff Martin from Lewistown
stopped off here while on his way from
A. D. Jones returned Tuesday from
a several days visit with his family
&eady Evening--There Will Be
Something Doing This Winter
In Basket Ball Here.
Last Monday night a bunch of
would-be athletics assembled in W.
C. Husband's office for the purpose of
organizing a city basket-ball league.
It was decided to have at least a three
team league, one representing the
Milwaukee Railroad, another the
Woodmen and a third representing
The balls and baskets have been
ordered, and the Majestic Theater
Company will attend to the installing
the standards for the baskets. The
game is to be played in the Harlow
ton Opera House under the control
and management of an excutive com
mittee of which Manager McDowell
of the Majestic Theater Co., will act
All those desiring to enter the
league and become a member will be
required to pay a small fee to defray
the expenses of the ball and baskets
which amounts to about ten dollars.
none will be allowed to play who are
not provided with rubber soled shoes,
for the reason that leather heel would
damage the floor.
Basket-ball is a lively game and an
ideal winter sport. It is very inter
esting to the spectators, for the
reason that the objects of the game
are easily discernable. Those in
terested in organizing the league
look foreward to some good games,
and considerable interest is being
taken in the sport. Another meeting
will be held Monday night for the
purpose of organizing the seperate
teams. Manager McDowell will
notify the players where the meeting
will be held, every person with any
athletic ability is invited to attend
the meeting, and to try for some
team. Good sport is guaranteed to
The Majestic Orchestra went up
to Judith Gap Wednesday. This
popular orchestra is giving a musical
program and dance at that place.
TWODOT IS FORGING TO THE FRONT
What Was Once Famous Cowtown Is Now Being Fast Converted Into
a Thriving and Industrious City-Has Bright Future.
The quaint town of Twodot, situated
at the fork of Bigelk creek and the
Musselshell, has perhaps one of the
prettiest locations of all the towns
along the coast extention of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound.
It is built onr a level bench high
enough to make the townsite dry and
with a gradual slope, making splendid
drainage. The landscape view is
especially pleasing. The Snowy range
lies only a short distance tothenorth
east, in the southwest the Crazy
mountains stand out prominently
with their high peaks and snowy gul
ches, the Belt monntains lie to the
north and northwest. Thus favor
ably situated in the valley between
these mountains, Twodot has a just
claim to be regarded as one of the
beauty spots of Montana.
The peculiar name of tlae town was
derived from the famous "two-dot"
brand used by G. R. Wilson. Mr.
Wilson being a large stockman, his
brand was well known in central
Montana. This name was adopted
as soon as the post office was moved
from Bigelk, which was the trading
point for this region for many years,
until the advant of the Jawbone or
Although particulary favored by
location and surrounded by fertile
land with ideal facilities for irriga
tion, Twodot has been stunted and
retarded in its growth by peculiar
circumstances. The section in which
the townsite was located was orig
Inally a railroad section, and was
later purchased by G. R. Wilson.
Mr. Wilson delayed filing the plat
ATTORNEY W. C. llSIiAND.
~. . USBANDNANDEDo A PLUfl
County Commissioners Name Popular
Young Harlowton Lawyer
At the last meeting of Meagher
County Commissioners, W. C. Hus
band a progressive spirit in the law
circle of this city, was appointed
Deputy County Attorney. Since
White Sulphur Springs is twenty
miles from a railroad and has no
telephone connections with Harlow
ton whatever it was found necessary
to appoint, a deputy county attor
net. Heretofore whenever it was
found neccessary fer the county at
torney to come over to Harlowton or
to this part of the county it was with
considerable expense and trouble and
took a great deal of time for the
county attorney to make the trip.
Mr. Husband, the newly appointed
deouty county attorney, needs no
iotrodudtion. He is well-known, not
only in this county but in Fergus
and Sweet Grass counties as well.
Although he has been here only a
year he has made for himself a most
for the reason that he would have to
make a considerable outlay of capi
tal to secure a clear title from the
railroad company before filing the
plat. He derived more benefit from
the section for farming and grazing
purposes than he could by having the
plat filed with its necessary outlay of
capital for obtaining title. When he
did clear up the title, and had the
plat filed, he became incapaciated
through illness, and lie did not seem
to care to sell lots. No little at
tempt was made to dispose of the lots,
and as a result very few have been
sold. After his decease some of the
heirs did not desire to convey. Then
upon Mrs. Wilson's deceased only a
short time ago the estate went into
the probate court, and this, together
with other complications. makes it
Impossible to buy any lots in the ohl
townsite. These difticulties have
handicaped the town in its progress.
Twodot however appears to be
taking on new life, and is about to
have a new growth. All the tot
in Dierks' addition, which lies juat
immediately east of the original towin
site, are to be sold in the near future.
A movement is on foot to have t he
new depot to be built in Twodo;.
erected in front of Dierks' addition.
The railroad company has acquired
I a strip of ground 50 bf 800 feet for
the depot sight. A park is to im'
estabtished in this addition and it i
probable that many buildings will Ie
erected there during the coining sun
mer as several buildings have alreadol
enviable reputation and has acquired
a large, clean legal practice. The
many friends of Mr. Husband will be
very glad to hear of his good fortune.
Notice to Telephone Patrons.
The Telephone company wishes to
announea that beinning with the first
of the year the regular services will
t. from fi a. m. until midnight.
Patrons who do not receive satisfac
tory service during those hours are
requested to notify the manager, M.
lluylers' & Casey's candies are the
very best. For sale at the Hon Hon.
Buy Huylers' & Casey's candies for
your Christmas if you want the best.
For sale at the Bon Bon.
.1. T. Patterson moved his pool hall
from its location in the Christianson
building to the building formerly oc
cupied by chie Majestic Theater this
One factor in the recent. improve
ment in Twodot is the establishment
of awattr works system. Ever since
the town was started the people have
used more or less unwholesome water
arid were compelled to pay 50 cents
a barrel for It. A water company,
known as the Bigelk Water Company
has been organized and mains have
been laid into the town. The system
has been well started, with pumping
apparatus, pipes and windmills. The
eater company can make an unusual
profit at half the price that was ob
tained under the barrel system, be
sides the water that is brought to
ihe town by the new company, is
pure and of the best quality. The
company is rapidly connecting the
houses, and it will be but a short.
time when all will be well supplied.
Snme are already installing bath tubs
and toilets, and can enjoy modern
conveniences. Few towns of thesizeof
Twodot can boast of so much that par
'akes Uf cosmopolitan life.
Many or the lots, that will be
placed on the market. in the near
hit ure, will be used for resident lots.
'Tlie land is a black loam and especi
ally adapted for gardening Flowers,
,uch as roses, have been raised with
groat success In the open air. The
rv idents of the town have gardens
that. produce the finest vegetables,
and the ground that Is not utilized
ir gardening has been sown to alfalfa
and timothy, which grow luxuriently.
From Entry Along the Smith River In Meagher County-
Land Office Notified of Suspension
From All Forms of Entry of Ten
Milwaukee Offical Says That There
Will be Considerable Work
Done Around Harlowton.
While talking with a representative
of the News, a prominent Mil
waukee railroad otilleal gave out the
news that there would be considerable
construction work done at HIarlowton
or very near it next year. Hle said
that at the present time he was un
able to give very much information
regarding it, but lie said that t he
Milwaukee was already preparing for
same. This railroad otlicial i', in a
position to know what lie is talking
about, because he is on the inside of
all the Milwaukee railroad deals.
M. Hoff mlan from Twodot registered
at the Hotel Graves.
The Toggery is sporting a new
sign this week.
Louis Penwell passed through here
on his way east Tuesday.
II. T. Anderson of Twodot regis
tered at the Hotel Graves yesterday.
The Modern Woodmen of America
local order Is certainly leaving nothing
undone to make the dance Christmas
Eve a big success.
H. .1. Daniels, traveling freight and
passenger agent. of the Milwaukee,
was in town yesterday. While here he
closed up a contract with the News
for 500 inches of advertising to be
used for the Milwaukee Railroad In
near future. From here Mr. Daniels
went to Lewistown.
The News bought the building from
lthe Montana Lumiiher (ottpany,
which had been used for an iullce
building liv that company while t heir
new tfice was in the course o0 con
struction. The biilding; was moved
ontio t he back end of the News lot.
.1. II. Martin of Helena arrived here
last week to tep into the place thalt
had formerly been occupied by id.
Le Clair at, Marshall's store. Mr.
Martin has a %wife and two children.
which are at present st af hug at t he
Hotel Graves until a Nuitable house
can be secured.
The neighborhood of Twoibt fo r
the most part is owned by large ran
chers, all of whom are wealthy, and
who are begining to farm and till
large tracts of their ranches. Here
tofore stockralsing was the only pur
suit, practically all attempts at other
farming operations were abandoned.
Some of tlhese ranches are changing
hands and are gradually getting on
der the control of real estate firms,
that will eventually have I hem cut
up into smaller farms. The .1 udit h
Land company. for Instance, has pur
chased a 25,0u0 acre tract t hat extends
to within one mile of the town. The
company has completed surveys f or
storage reservoirs to be used in con
nection with an extensive irrigation
system, which when completed will
cost about $11too00. A large force is now
at, work on this s stem. This t ract will
all be cut up and sold in small parcels
for farming purposes. There is st ill
considerable goverment land in tI"
vicinity, all of which is eit her aken
up or open to homestearl or desert
It might not be out of place to
enumerate Ihe business houses of Two
riot. Space will not allow a general
descript ion of all t lie various business
establishments. There are I hree
general mercantile stores, one harness
shop, one blacksmith shop, one hard
ware store, one lumber yard, one
coal yard. one bank, one hotel, one
restaurant, two livery barns, two
Register Flu rl ingame and Receiver
Wilson of the Great. Falls Land of
lice were this week notified of the
withdrawal from all forms of entry
of In.t04 acres of land along the Smith
river, front a point just north of
White Sulphur Springs to a point
sevetal miles sonth of Orr.
The letter of withdrawal is in cont
formity wit It a letter dated Novem
ber 22, 1ithi from the acting director
of t he I'nited States geological survey,
'A Bich states that. lhe secretary of
the interior in the exercises of his
supervisory authority and in advance
of proposed legislation affecting the
disposal of water powea sites on pub
lic domains wfthdraws temporarily
from all forms of entry: selectsons,
disposal, settlement or location the
bublic lands alongSmith river involv
ing 9,1t04 acres of which approxi
mately 2,595 are entered lands.
It provides for the temporary sus
pension of all existing claims. Wilings
and entries involving any of those
lands, 'and as to all vallid ent ries of
any thereof mautt prior to the date
of withdrawal, providing they may
proceed up to and including the sub
mission of final proof, but that do
purchas money will he received or
inal certiticte issuid until lurthii
In accordance with t he letter of
recommendatlion, land lying along
the river is withdrawn in the follw
Sect ions 4 and 20-10-8 east, sect ion
21-10-7 east, sect ion 8-28 and 30-7-8
east. sect ion 24-7-7 east, section 24-8-ti
east, section 18-t-it east s sect ion 1-It-S
east, sect ions 5. 15, 22, 2i0, 27 and 35
10-5 east, sect ions 30, 31 and 32-11-5
east, section 12, 14 and 24-11-4 east,
sectlon 2. 11, and 24-12-4 east, sect ions
ti,1H, 21), 28 and :;0-1:;-I east.
Every smallest legal subdivision on
the west bank of Smitl I river any
portion of which is withuu I 1-I mile
iof the rivar in sections.5. G, 7, 8, I I) 10
and 20 in 15-4 east, sections ]8, 30 and
:31-161-4 east, section 12-16-3 east. Por
tions of this land are unsurveyed.
Mrs. Flora hiss returned from a
t wo weeks visit in Chicago.
(. Wellington, the manager of the
WViitnecook ranch, uias in town Wed
nesday and Thursday.
.1. Hogan and Andrew 1ogan
from Leti riep were IIarlowton visitors
Wednesday arid 'i'hursdav.
.1ust received a line assortment
of tuties and gents diamond rings at
Itoberts irs jewelry store.
A complete line of ladies and gents
watch chains are to le found at
Itolertsorns jewelry store.
saloons, a meat market and several
other small businesses.
Churches and Schools.
Twodit has a neat little church
building, the denominIlation of which
is t he Mellhodist Episcopal Church
South. Uttier denomlinations worship
at this place, and almost every
religious denominat ton is represented
withli various degrees of strength iii
the town and it vicinity The town
has a school, in which all tMe com
mon school branches are taught.
Two Cases Against George R. Clark
Disposed of On
J udge HIlightenour had a busy day
Thursday. The t wi cases against
George R. Clark for the violation of
the wine room law were up for pre
liminary hearing. The two com
plainants were Thomas Halbert and
Charles P, Siharps both of liercall. In
the case in which halbert and Hatty
;Smith of Lewistown were the in
formants, the justice bound Clark
over to the district court under $500
Deputy County Attorney Husband
dismissed the case in which Sharps
was the informant.. Th'hmas Halbert
is also bound over to the district
court on a charge of obtaining money
under false pretenses. The cases will
all be tried at the .January term. It
is probable t hat the criminal calendar
will be the longest in years.