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ROSEBUD COUNTY NEWS.
Published every Thursday, Forsvth. Montana. at BY A. BUCHANAN. Entered at the post office in Forsyth, Montana, as second class mail matter on March 21st, 1901. SUBSCRIPTION IN ADVANCE. One Year ................................. $2 Si' Six Months................................ 1 50 Three Months........................... 1 00 Correspondence Solicited. Thursday, September 12, 1901. THIi ASSASSIN'* KILLET. Without political creed or color the whole nation was inexpressably shock ed by the terrible news of last Friday. The murderous assault on the Presi dent has aroused not only the righteous indignation of every American citizen, but mingled with it is a sense of anger and vengeance on the monster who made the attempt and the ideas he rep sents. As to President McKinley, it may be asserted that he was a man without personal enemies. However bitter the criticism on his administration may have been by those opposed to his pol icy, he has always been recognized as a man of kindly impulses, a lover of home and intensely American. That anything could be gained by any in dividual or groups of individuals through his removal is beyond the ken of the citizen who believes in a republican form of government. This is the third time the assassin's bullet has sought the executive of our government. The death of Lincoln was due to the insane act of a man who fancied lie was doing the south a .-.er vice; Garfield's assassination might be attributed to the vengeance of a de generate, who, disappointed in life, laid the blame on the government and visited his hatred on its chief execut ive. The act of the Polish anarchist who sought to kill President McKinley is a crime of more modern type, how ever, and typifies the hatred for all forms of government held by a group of anarchists distributed throughout all our large cities. Whether it is the result of a conspiracy, the preconcert ed plan of a group of these degener ate foreigners, or merely the ex pression of an individual's motives matters not, the force of public indig nation will be directed against the anarchists and Hell's Kitchen will re ceive a cleaning up. 'T am an anarchist and did inv duty," the first words of the assassin fixes the iesponsibility tor the crime on the blatant mouthings of men of the Herr Most type. While it is the opin ion of most men that to proclaim one's self an anarchist is a confession of insanity, it is plainly evident to the people that there is no room for this species of lunatic in this great country and that the first indications of such syinterns should receive the attention of the law. There is a feeling of hope abroad in the country, hope that the President may survive his wounds and be pre served to his family. The sympathy of the American people is extended to bis faithful wife. Their prayers are raised that lie may be spared to her and continue to shield and comfort her in her days of illness. Time was when it was difficult t > engage a hired girl on account of the competition among marriagable men to win the prize. Now :t !i that is changed and the matrimonallv ' in clined man finds it a hard proposition to win out against the alluring life of domestic service. There's one comforting thought in the Buffalo tragedy—Cz dgolz is not an American citizen. Such monsters are not born in this country. Household furniture can be bought in Forsyth as cheaply as any place in Montana. Kennedy & Hopkins carry a complete line. Call and see them. * COUNTY BILKED BY THE TIMES Stale Inspector Win. tfudir<ll Exam ines Itecordâ and Pronounces the Rooks Far Reh.w the Standard. Has Rosebud county been bilked in its printing contract? If the verdict of an expert like State Inspector Win. Hudnall, of Helena, is of any value the books that are to preserve the records of Rosebud county for all time to come are far below the standard require ments and the thousands of dollars ex pended for their manufacture and the subsequent labor of transcribing the records of the old county to their flimsy pages is poorly invested. Mr. Hudnall is an expert record man. There is no man in Montana better qualified to judge the quality of paper in record books, the durability of binding, workmanship and other details that go to make up official re cord books. He has handled books all his life, is familiar with the products of all the printing establishments in the west, thoroughly knows the requirements of the statutes and is in a position to speak authoritatively. In the pursuit of his duties as slate inspector he handles every county record book in tlie state of Montana twice a year so it is reasonable to assume that when he says the Rosebud county books are off — „ —....... „.. color and below par he knows what he is talking about. Mr. Hudnall was in town several bly* this week checking over the re cords. He handled every book in the county vaults, had occasion to examine them thoroughly and test their work manship. Without solicitation he re ported to Chairman Alexander of the board of commissioners, that the record books furnished through the Times by the Standard Pub. Co., were of so P°or a quality that the board would have been fully justified in rejecting the entire lot. His objections are not based on any one weak detail, but em. brace everything that goes to make up a book—the paper, printing, form and binding. It is a sweeping assertion, but coming from a man whose know ledge of the subject cannot be denied, and whose official position as state in spector makes it incumbent on him to report such delinquencies, the charge is worthy of the attention of every tax payer. Without any desire of reopening the county printing controversy, the News will state the grounds on which its contemporary secured the contract. The contract was let to the lowest bid der without regard to the bidders cap acity for fulfilling the contract. The News offered to do satisfactory work for a considerable reduction from the rates fixed by law and still leave a reasonable margin of profit. The News is equipped to do all kinds of legal printing and with the exception of the big record books could turn the work out in its own office. The Times know ing its inferiority in equipment and fearful lest this fact should prejudice the.commissioners, as it should have done, made a bid with discounts rang ing from 40 to 98 per cent—the percent ages being so divided, however, that the bulk of the work left them a profit while certain classes of books amt blanks little used were done at a loss. The Times also made promises at the time to put in a new equipment im mediately equal to tiie News plant. \\ lien tlie i imes received the con tract, it turned the whole business over to the Standard Pub. Co., ami gave itself no further concern. It had cut tlie Ni* \\ s nil from what it was legitimately entitled to and instead of the work be it'g done by a home concern, it was sublet to an outsider. In taking the contract the only recourse for the Standard people was to cut down the quality of goods delivered, and that this was done with a vengeance is evi denced by Mr. Hudnall's testimony. 1 he Times had a great deal to say about the printing contract at the time, but no explanation can explain this latest turn in affairs connected with the contract. Not only was the new county sub jected to the annoyance of a long and tedious wait for tlie books, but when finally delivered, they prove to he a worthless lot of records. The News does not wish to criticize the original hoard of commissioners for its award. In their mistaken zeal they took the cheapest bidder who showed up. They meant well enough, perhaps, but tlie boulevard lealiing below is paved with good intentions. As for the present board which allowed the bill, there was no recourse. The books were de layed so long that they were compelled to accept them willy nilly and no blame can attach them. But the records are poor—and the public is ready to hear what the act ing county attorney or his editorial assistant have to say about the trans action. LANDED ON THOMPSON The ''Invincible'' From Milestowu Touched for 17 Hits and Ham mered ont ol' the Box Pumpkin Rollers AVin by Score of 11-12. It does not require the services of an antidelivian or Methuselah of the dia mond to explain how and why the For syth base ball team were pushed down a rung on the ladder of victory last Sunday. The large and enthusiastic crowd that were present to witness an exhibitition of the first water and see Huff's lusty boys go gracefully down at the instance of Gordon's griz zlies, are too intelligent to be told— ''actions speak louder than words." Had it not been for several mistakes of the kind that are commonly denoted inexcusable, the cow boys would have won in a walk, as they demonstrated that they have the sand and grit, two important qualifications, and outplay ed their opponents, from a scientific point of view. It " as a good game, in fact the best ever played on the Forsyth diamond, Everybody said so. It was no one's game until the conclusion. The visi itors went to the bat in the last half of the ninth inning, when the score stood 11 to 11. nobody hurt, and fell on the sphere with sufficient force to win out. Heavy batting was the order of the the game and before the conclusion our boys had hammered Thompson, the Miles City invincible, so profusely that he was dispatched to right field and succeeded by Stevens, who made an excellent effort, but received the same treatment as his predecessor. Kersten pitched a masterly game, but he got little encouragement for his efforts from some of his pals. There being no detailed account of game kept by the official scorer, we are unable to give the contest by innings other than tlie following: Forsyth.. 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 3—11 Miles----0 f 3 0 1 0 6 0 1—12 Rhoades of Billings, did the umpir ing in a fair and impartial manner, but the Milesians maintained their paternalistic government, which may be all right from a rag chewing stand point. hut is as far from the true sport as a nickel-in-the-slot machine. We thought we would get through tlie season without rendering any' crit icisms or suggestions, but Sunday's game showed that if our young men propose to maintain their established record, it is absolu ely necessary that some alterations should be made in the line up. This done, and with proper ami diligent practice, the cow boys will be flying the champion colors of eastern Montana about 2006 A. D. PIONEERS' DAY IX MON TANA Arrangements Made far Side Trips to Historical Points—Large At tendance Expected. Spontaneity will have a larger place than the formal program at the session of the Society of Montana Pioneers at Missoula October 3-5. Any member that is bursting with reminiscence of "the old days" will have opportunity to speak. For a recollection of tlie early years of the state is an eloquent subject to every pioneer; far more stir ing than studied oratory. Judge F. H. Woody, Will Cave and H. C. Myers, the local committee in charge of tlie program arrangements, are preparing to awaken every particle of enthusiasm in every individual member, Arrangements have been made for an excursion through the Bitter Root valley to visit Hamilton and also Stev ensville, the site of St. Mary's mis -ion. founded by Father De Smet in 1341. In 1350 the name was chang ed to Fort Owen. This place is the oldest permanent settlement in what is now Montana. The old fortifications are rapidly going to decay. i he session of the association will be held in the morning and evening of each day; the afternoon will be given to sightseeing. Among tiie landmarks in the near vicinity of Missoula is the old town of Hell Gate. Here is to be found an old building that in 1860 was occupied by the general store of Wor den & Company. Fort Missoula, while (Continued on Page Eight.) It Costs No Höre to Be a Tailor Made flan Than a Hand He Down !§# WM - t//. i*ke. J! . .. ■ 1_£/ T , Why pick a suit from a small stock of job lot ready made clothes when the same money will buy you tailor made garments cut to fit you. We represent the largest and best tailoring establishment in the west. Hundreds ofsamples to select from—and a perfect fit guaranteed. No fit—No pay. Big line of fail and winter samples to choose from. Come in and look them over 'anyway—it won't cost you anything. m'£ till Lv CWi il r; vci r> r-.' wms. 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