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ilItori ci-ety f The Continuation of The Muae.tohII Naw. VOL. 8 7i 3i ` ` HARLOWTON. MEAGHER COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1909 No. 32 A BOOST FOR HARLOWTON Iorth Dakota Daily Contains Two Page Write-up on Town- BDudnes Interests. Perhaps the best p'ece of single ad vertising the town of Hiarlow ton has yet had appears in the Grand Forks Evening Times of February 1st. The town is called "The Prideof the Mus selshell Valley" and this name is placed in large red letters across the top of the front page. The second page of the paper is entirely devoted to a write-up on the different busi ness houses and industries of the town. The advantages and oppor tunities are set forth without exag geration. every business interest has some mention; and all treated fairly. The writeup covers about two pages of solid matter. This summary, appearing as it does in the best daily of North Dakota, with a circulation of about 20,000 go ing into the homes of the people liv ing in eastern North Dakota, is an advertisment that will bring results. Heretofore Harlowton has had little advertisment, in this respect a change is being made. The business men are awaking to the fact that all that is necessary to bring hordes of people to thls section is to tell the world of the latent possibilities of this section of Montana. Any person desiring to obtain a copy of the Evening Times contain ing the Harlowton writeup may get one free of charge from Attorney Will Husband, secretary of the Mus selshell Valley Business Men's Asso ciation. New Sidewalks. At the last meeting of the city council it was decided to put side walks on both sides of Main street and Central avenue. It is not decid ed whether the material to be used will be planks, asphalt or cement. The matter of material to be used will likely be left in a large measureto the wish of the taxpayers. A town like Harlowton is not built in a day and the council is wise in considering thoroughly the proposition of build. ing a permanent improvement like a sidewalk. The council is anxious that the taxpayers shall feel free to express their opinions in the matter. Ths carpenters who have been work ing on the Harlowtor. Grocery Com pany's building have closed np the opening at the front of the building and are now working behind stone walls. The floor of the second story has been laid so that the caapenters are able to go ahead with the wood work on the ground floor even when the weather is inclement. The Mc Quitty brother are endeavoring to have their building completed in time for the spring trade. The frame building attached at the back and which will be used as a store room has been covered with zinc. This will be painted and covered with sand and made to have the same appear ance as the big stone pit, thus pre senting the appearance of an entire stone building. Win. Arbes states that his father, mother, sister and brother, now liv ing in Oklahoma have leased their place there and will come to Harlow ton. They will likely file on land and then go into some business. The brother is lntdrested in a bank. CiARIVARI OLNEY. Tin Cau Baud Serenades the Bride and Groom, Burlesque is a Success Financially. Mr. and Mrs. Olney were serenaled last Monday night by a tin can band of twenty three pieces. Such music has not been t eard in Harlowton since the days of the old roundups. The charivari party formed on North Central avenue,marched wilth uneven tread to Main street, where it was joined by reinforcements, and then proceeded to the door of the Urner Hotel. The band endeavored to play that old familiar tune, "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town To night" with variatlons. The music a little discordant at times, owing to the fact that several members were out of practice, was enjoyed by a large number attracted by t he dis cord, and especially by Mr. and Mrs. Olney. Atflirat there was no response made This wiew of Harlowtoa was taken in June, 1908 form the top of Marshall's store. Neither the residential section nor any of the new stone buildings are shown. A view of the town taken this winter will be pnblished in a subsequent issue of The News to show the rapid growth of the town. by the honored. It was moonlight, and the band played on. Sometimes the melancholy tones were wafted by the mild winter zephyr to the homes of the people on the neighboring hil1 where babies were lulled to sleep. Ever an anon the glad shouts of some serenaders would call forth re newed efforts on the part of the mins trels: 10 o'clock came, the crowd is dispercing, the lights in the city be low are going out one by one, the or chestral strains are dying out, and the wielders of the pans and cans are hovlessly retiring- But waitl Mr. Olney appears. The band ceases playing entirely. It cost Clarence $15 to listen to those beautiful strains. HELD FIRE MEETING Department Organized With Bert Blethen Elected as Chief A big meeting was held in-the Hlar lowton Opera House on the evening oi January 30th for the purpose of or ganizing an effective fire department for Harlowton. Bert Blethen acted as chairman. Bert gave the boys a practical talk on the methods of fire _ghting. The following officers were then elected: Fire Chief Bert Blethen Assistant Chief George W. Gannon Secretary Lee Hash Treasurer C. W. McQuitty The following resolutions were passed: Resolved, that the city furnish lad ders, buckets, axes and bell, alarm to be placed on Central Avenue. C. W. McQuitty, Henry Weber and George Clark were selected as a finan cial committee. A motion was then carried empowering this committee to interview the City Council about furnishing the necessary fire appara tus. Another motion was carried (Continurd on back page) A GOOD SHOWING Statement of lMusselshell Valley Na tional Bank Shows Prosperity. On page six of this issue will be found the statement given out by Cashier C. N. Friday of the Mussel shell Valley National Bank, which is a fair criterion of the healthy state oi business in Harlowton. The Mus selshell Valley National Bank began business on November 11th 1908 and is the youngest National bank in this part of Montana. The increase of business in this bank would compare favorably with the national banks of any of our large cities. An increase of $38,769.59 in deposit in one month is remarkable considering, that busi ness during January has been dull throughout the northwest. Excavation work has begun for the basement of the saloon building to be built on the next lot south of Hogl's. This building is being built by Clark and Galvln the proprietors of the Palm Saloon and will be the largest saloon building in town, being 70 feet long and 25 feet v. su;e. It was sur prising to many to tind that the frost had only penetrated about 10 inches. There was no snow lying on the lot, whice gave the frost a good chance to enter. The McIntosh Brothers, a big con cern of railroad contractors of Mil waukee, are coming to Butte over the Milwaukee road. It is probable that they will stop in Harlowton for a short tinge. KLEBER GETS GRAVES HOTEL J. N. Kleber Rents the New Hotel Will Open to the Public About May First. A. C. Graves has rented his new ho tel to J. N. Kleber of Helena former ly the proprietor of the hotel at the Summit. Mr. Kleber is an experienc ed hotel man having been in the busi ness in Montana for twenty-eight years. He is a good business man and is popular with the traveling fra ternity. His hotel at the Summit was considered the best on the line and the steady and large patronage he had there is the best indication of his success in conducting a first class hotel. . .. Mr. Kleber states that the. hotel will be furnished with the best that money can buy. He is now in Helena making a contract for the furniture. He intends to make the lobby, always so popular with the traveling public, a little palace in itself. There will be none better in this section of Mon tana. The hotel contains forty rooms all of which will be modern in every respect. Each is provided with a win dow and the hotel is so planned that no sleeping room is on the inside,thus cutting off light and fresh air. When completed the building will be modern throughout, fitted up with electric light, sewer, bath rooms, steam heat and other ccmfort that go May Move to Harlowton. MrF. H. E. Marshall from Martins dale was in town the first of the week trying to buy a suitable home for the family. Her husband, H. E. Marshall is the general manager of a line of three stores located at Martins dale, Harlowton and Roundup. With his home in Harlowton Mr. Marshall would be centrally located. He is a live business man and many here would be glad to see the family make their home in Harlowton. awHIS GRIM TOLL gKlt4 10000 L900 00 ,ZBN .406000 1 v o x0000 pLE '0 000 Iinv0O NL) SA 10 000i% r l1.: lA900Y~ I to make a good hotel pleasant. ithe hotel has been wired by the Harlow ton Power and Water company and as soon as it is ready for occupancy an intercommunicating telephone system will be installed thus giving business men telephone connections with the business world. The elevator Hill not be used for several months, or un til the other parts of the building are thoroughly acquipped with conven fonces. It is the intention of Mr. Kleber to /:%_ the hotel about the first of May with a big banquet and ball, it is alsc planned to have a formal dedication exercise in the afternoon of the open ingday. The day will be hailed by all in Harlowton as one of general pleasure and satisfaction. Mr.Kleber is married and has a fami ly of two girls, the girls will assist him in the management of his big en terprise. Thile service will be of such a high order that people who now go to Lewistown to spend Sunday will be induced to remain in llarlowton,thus saving the additional expense of fare. Harlowton can now be assured that hotel accommodations in tile town will be first class and few cities in Montana will have better. Beat Ever A. C. Tubbs, of the Astor company of Lewistown, was here Wednesday night, and gave one of his moving pictures shows. Many say the per formance Wednesday was tihe best that has yet been puton at this point. Each picture was clear and distinct, and told an interesting stoly. The following were the list of pictures, each running about fifteen minutes: Wrongfully Accused, The Right of the Signeour, Tihe Merry Widower, Tale of a Thanksgiving Turkey, An Awful Shock, Sandy McPherson's Quiet Fishing Trip, Ten Little Pic caninnies. Such a program makes an enjoyable evening's entertainment. After the show the people are invited to enjoy an hour of socialdancing. Mr. Tubbs will be here with his show every other Wednesday evening hereafter. Rev. J. Phillip Anshutz missionaay of the Episcopal Church will hold ser vices in the school house tonight at 8 o'clock. You should attend this service as you are sure to hear a good sermon. GROUND HOG SAW SHADOW Sun Shines Brightly at Noon on Ground Hog's Day February 2nd came and went. Those who put their taith in the movements of the hog on February 2nd were disappointed. It is com monly believed if on that day the ground-hog comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, and then goes back again, it is a sure sign that we are to have six weeks inure winter weather. If, however, there is n) shadow and the ground-hog gambols about on the surface near the hole, tlhe winter is over and spring weather is to ibe ex pec' ed. 'T'lie sun shone very dimly until near noon, when the clouds opened up and old Sol shone forth brilliantly, melting the remaining snow drifts, and even tihe ice upan the river. If the little animal ventured forth at this time, lie must have taken to his Ihole immediately, as there would be shadow enlough to put the run on him if he was ever going to turn trail and retreat. MANY JOIN ORDER. Fraternal Order of Mountaineers Has a Big Membership Already Will Or ganize First of Next Week. George L. Sorens(n, who has been In town for the last ten days organlz ing a cabin in the Fraternal Order of Mountaineers, is having a large mea sure of success in his work. Ie has nearly fifty applicants and expects to get many more before he leaves. Many who have not signed applica tiorns have signified their intention of joining, and it looks as though pros perit' will shine on tihe larlowton cabini from tihe beginning. Tihe Fraternal Order of Mountain eers Is a Montana organization with headquarters at tile busy city of Bil lings. It appeals to residents of Mon tana for the reason that the insur ance money is invested at home. As Mr. Sorenson says "*3,000,000 of Mon tana money is paid annually to for eign insurance companies arnd less than $9i),(01) Is paid back." The policy of patronizing a home institu tion and keeping your Investments at Ihome is a commren(dable feature of the new order. It has an accident feature that ap peals to a great imany working in more or less dangerous vocations. ('ash payments are made for a broken arm or leg, tile loss of a hand, an eye or a foot or for t,)tal di.ability. The following is a cichedule of insurance rate: 6iO cents to $1l.45 per month on $1,n)00 according to age. The Mountaineers will organize the first of next week and will have Its meeting place in the Urner hall. Since the order insures both men and women, some merry times are exppect ed. Mr. Sorenson has been giving special Inducements to charter mem bers. CHEMICAL EN GINE A SUCCESS Test Given on Sunday Shorw That Big Fire Cam Easily Be Extinguished. That the new chemical fire engine can do the work required is now cer tain. Tne test came last Sunday when a big pile of boards and other rubbish was set on fire south of the Harlowton Opera House, and the new fire company was called into action. After an abundance of oil had been poured on the pile and the fire well started, the alarm was given and the boys made for the fire hall. Fire-chief Bert Bletnen had everything in readi ness by the time the brigade arrived and the run was made from the fire hall down Main street, down Central avenue. across lots to the scene of the fire. The flames were now many feet high,and the timber made a hot blaze. Two minutes citer the hose was ap plied the fire was completely under control. The engine worked success fully and gave satisfaction. Several amusing incidents occured on the run to the pile, owing to the Inability of some of the sturdy fire men to get the necessary amount of atmosphere to keep them running, Lee Hash, Hank Weber and George Clark fell by the wayside, and cheered the brave remainder who thundered on to the fire. They arrived in time however to see the fire put out, but to them the air still seemed very rare. They will not resign as at first report ed, but will practice up their wind. High praise is due the Chief, Bert Blethen, for the work he has done and time he has spent in building the ire hall and getting the engine in readiness. Everything is neat and clean and above all the engine is in readiness all the time. He has taken a great deal of interest in giving Har lowton some good fire protection. He asks that the property owners take more interest, that more should be in attendance at fire drill. He expects to have a regular fire drill hereafter. With the exception of the engine pulling a little heavy, the chief is en tirely satisfied with the test made. LAVINA NEWS To late for last week T. C. Tehfeld finished putting up two hundred tons of ice for the Adams Hotel. Fred Glover was in town last week and says he never lost a sheep, in the last storm, John Moorfied was in town today buying supplies. G. B. Elliot passed throught Lavina on his way to Billings. Andy Fitch and wife were in from the 79 ranch last week. IHank Waldo came up from Roundup lasie week and returned horseback. D. W. Slayton, wife and sister Mrs. Martin called on Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Sunday. Thomas Yolrud and family moved out to their claim. Mr. Buyers has started a house on his claim north of Lavlna. Superintendant Good of the mater ial yards for tihe Milwaukee has a now ofice. The office has just been com pleted and stands near the lumber yard. Heretofore Mr. Good has ex perienced more or less inconvenience on account of not having a regular office. SAW A RATTLER Sure Sigx of Mild Weather For lest of the Winter Not long ago an old timer while driving along the road running north east of Harlowton, saw a large rattle snak basking in the warm sun on top of a huge rack at the roadside. The ranclher stopped his horse and killed thle snake which was an old one with ten rattles. To the ordinary person this incident has little significance, but to tile old timer, whose knowledge was gathered more from observation and the workings of nature, than from books, the incident was of value and carried with it a hidden meaning. He came on to town and told the boys what he saw, a rattle snoke in the winter time. He then said that it was a sure sign that the remainder of the winter would be very mild. "I have never aeon It to fail" said the old rancher, "and my father would bank on that 'ere sign every time. Its a sure one."