The Harlowon News
The I e iA, .1Os ol The M ismhelII New.
VOL. 3 HARLOWTON. MEAGRER COUNTY, MOrtANA, FRIDAY,. FEBRUARY 12, 1909 No. 34
KILLED BY TRAIN
Lloyd Collier of Garneill, Cousin of Mrs. C. N.
Friday of Harlowton, Struck By
Train--Near Judith Gap.
A sad accident occured near Judith
Gap on Tuesday evening when Lloyd
Collier, a rancher living near Garneill
was struck by a Billings Northern
passenger and died an hour later.
Collier who had been totally deaf for
some time was walking on the track
when, the train struck him. He was
walking on one side of the road bed,
the engine had passed when the steps
of the first coach struck him in the
head. The train stopped and picked
up the wounded man who was uncon
sious. The train started for Great
Falls but Collier expired on the way
KILLED NEAR GILT EDGE.
Jeak Taber Shot Da liowa on Stage
Rtmt of Qurrel Wedaes.ay
Jack Tabor shot and and killed Dan
Rowan while traveling on the stage
pear Gilt Edge Wednesday afternoon.
Besides the driver there were three
passengers on the stage from Grass
Range to Gilt Edge, Jack Tabor, Dan
Rowan and Royal Spencer. The mur
dered man and his slayer had been
quarreling from the start. Rowan
was sitting ma front with the driver
when the stage was about a mile out
Qt Gilt Edge. The dispute between
1Rowan and Tabor became acute, Ta
bor then drew a revolver and shot
Rowan. A struggle then took place
between the driver and Spencer and
Tabor for the possession of the gun
finally the gun was taken from Tabor.
The driver then whipped his horses
into a gallop to get to Gill Edge for
medical aid, but Rowan died before
the stage arrived at Gilt Edge.
'Tabor was ool sd i . tite 'ai andthl
authorities informed of the murder.
Tabor had been dritkingconsiderable.
A fire meeting was held in the Ur
ner Hall Monday night at the close
of the meeting of the business men's
Fire Chief Bert Rlethen, presiding,
had A. T. Anderson read the names
of those selected to act as firemen. It
was decided that the chief should see
each one of the parties individually
and get their acceptance. It was
thought that twenty-five would be
enough if all would report regularly.
The Presbyterians will hold ser
vices in the Urner Hall Sunday even
ing. Good singing and good preach
ing is assured, Sunday School in the
afternoon. You are cordially invited
to attend. Rev. Ralston, pastor.
The Methodists have Sunday school
in the school house every Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. A profitable
hour is always spent in the study of
the scriptures. Rev. Crieger, will be
here next Sunday, Feb. 14th and will
hold services in the evening. Any
person attending will be given a
A .Municipal Judge Writes a Clever Let
ter to an Old Friend in
Mr. Thomas H. Cummins, who is
now employed in the Milwaukee yards
here has just received a clever letter
written by an old friend in Superior.
The writer, F. S. Parker, is now
municipal judge of Douglas County,
of which Superior is the county seat.
Mr. Parker was mayor of Superior for
two terms and is now, on his second
term as municipal judge. He receiv
ed a smali booklet trom Mr. Cummins
containing a writeup on liarlowton
and its business opportunities, and in
reply sent the following letter:
Superior, Wis., Feb. 3, 1909.
Old Friend Tom:
I received your letter
and the Musselshell Valley pamphlet
last month. I was very glad to hear
from you and much surprised to hear
from you in that place. I didn't
kr.ow but what you were still in Vir
I should judge from reading the
(Continued on last page.)
Lloyd Collier came to Garneill from
Lemonville, Mo. last June and took
up a homestead. He was 29 years of
age, a machinist by trade and comes
from a good family, his father is a
Presbyterian minister in Missouri. iHe
was a counsin of Mrs. C. N. Friday of
Harlowton. Collier was temperate in
his habits and has a splendid reputa
tion, in fact he was an ideal young
man He had been totally deaf for
some time which was the ultimate
cause of his death. His remains have
been sent to his home in Missousi for
Steeple is Built,
During the week the carpenters
have been busy building the steeple
fo" the Presbyterian church. The
outside appearance of the church is
neat and artistic. The steeple that
is now almost completed gives the
church a metropolitan, appearance.
Rev. Ralston the pastor of this
charge is looking forward to the time
when services will be held in the new
church. He thinks that in two
weeks the building will be in readi
ness for use, but it is not likely that
all of the finishing touches will have
NEW EXPRESS CO.
lwalmukee Express Buiness to be
Tinred Over to Wells, Fargo
The C. M. & P. S. R. ,. has gone
out of the express business. Its ex
oprsss aidews ea ki he rs oers
the United States 'Eikpress company
and this company will have asits suc
cessor after May 1st, Wells, Fargo &
The management of the Milwaukee
originally intended that the Contin
ental Express company, which was a
creation of the Milwaukee, board
should handle all the express over the
new Pacific coast extension. Then
if it were found profitable and prac
ticable the Continenal was to have
charge of the express over the entire
system. This plan has now been
The reason given for this change is
that the Milwaukee company did not
deem it wise to invest a large amount
of capital in new equipment for an
extensive express service. The pre
sent agitation against express rates
and for a lower schedule in different
sections of the country, has contri
buted largely to this decision.
The risk of the business, at a time
when the road is doing a large
amount of improvement work, had
weight with the management, and
hence the entire business has been
turned over to one of the older com
Monthly report of Grammar Room
for the month ending Feb. 5th. 190)0.
Daily Attendance 22
Percentage Attendance 93
Visitors, Mrs. Cosgriffe
Those neither tardy or absent:
Eighth Grade-Marne Anderson, Alice
Johnson and Jacob Turney.
Seventh Grade- Ernest Turney.
Sixth Grade-Wilhelmina Galvin.
Fifth Grade-Geraldine Galvin and
LESKA LA UoHLIN, Teacher.
Those neither tardy or absent in the
Primary room during month ending
Feb. 5, 1900, were as follows: First
grade--Ross Good, Floyd Lane, Dee
Muggy and Aletha Lunceford.
Second grade- Mary Galvin and
Third grade-Harry Cosgriffe, Ger
trude Lunceford, John McParland
and Ernest McI)onald.
Fourth grade-Laurence Lane.
The visitors who registered during
the month were Mesdames 11. Cos
griffe and R. A. Good.
MARY J. DAvise, Teacher.
Mrs. Milne left Harlowton Tuesday
for Garneill where she will be engag
ed a nurse for several weeks.
C. M . . Depet at t wta
Business Men Hold Good Meeting and
Plan Many New Benefits for
The meeting of the Musselshell Val
ley Business Men's association held
Monday night in the Urner hall was
productivs of some good results. The
meeting was not as large as the pre
vious meeting, but more Interest was
manifested in the discussions, and
everyone seemed free to express him
self on the various projects.
Among the first things that came
u for discussion was the matter of
stocking the Musselshell and its near
by tributaries with fish. Mr. Fisher,
who has been interested in fish plant
Ing in the streams here, stated that
the steel head trout planted several
years ago had done remarbably well,
but that the gl aylings were too young
and did not thrive. Hle believed how
eoir, th* Iualgs tiat were more
mature would do well in the Mussel
shell. The fish car pissed through
HIarlowton some time ago, and the
association thought it must act at
once. A committee of three, with
Mr. Fisher as chairman, and Dr.
Campbell and I. S. McQuitty as as
sociates, was appointed to see that
the streams around Hlarlowton were
stocked with fish. Tha committee
has sent in a report of the progress
made by the fish planted previously,
and an urgent request will be made
to the fish hatcheries at Bozeman for
fish to stock the neighboring streams.
It is probable that about three frys or
150,009) fish will be planted. Mr.
Fisher stated latr r that trout weigh
ing over four pounds had been caught
in the Musselshell, and that the fish
were the result of tihe planting done
in 1903. Application will be made for
some brook trout and graylings that
The next proposition to be discussed
was that of securing a new road ma
chine for this end of the county.
There is no road grader on this side
of the summit. The secretary was
instructed to correspond with the
county commissioners relative to hav
ing a road machine placed at this end
of the county that the roads may be
put in shape during the summer.
President Anderson thought that
steps should be taken to begin a park.
Hie stated that outsiders had several
times mentioned the advantages of a
park in ilarlowton. Definate action
U. S. SECRET SERVICE IN ACTION
In this matter was deferred until the
I)r Campbell thought that the as.
social ion should begin agitation for a
new school building. He stated that
a good school would attract many
more families to the town and would
also be an advertisement that the
town needed. The question of. the
size and material to be used was freely
discussed. But the sentiment of the
association was almost unamimous in
favor of a substantial structure of
stone with about eight rooms costing
in the nightborlhood of $20,000 or $25,.
000. The question of financing the
project was then brought up. Several
thought the district was in such a
good financial condition that the
Ihuiti of tihe school could be comn
bonds could be easily floated and sold
at an advantage. The association de
elded to take definate action on the
matter of building the school at the
next regular meeting.
Among the business matters to be
discussed and acted upon at the meet
ing Monday night will be the aid for
the band, and the boosting of the
baseball team. The problem of build
ing a park will also come up for dis
cussion. Perhaps the most impor
tant topic, and the one in which every
person living in the townm is vitally
interested is the building of the new
school. The school board is anxious
to have sentiment of the association
as to the character of the school to be
built,and the manner of financing the
Every male citizen of llarlowton
should attend the meeting of the
Musselshell Valley Business associa
tion to be held in the Urner hall Mon
day night, February 15th. This or
ganization is doing lots of good for
the town. The presence and co-oper
ation of every citizen will aid the
work wonderfully. It means united
action, unitled action meansstrength,
strength means the promotion of new
projects that are not only beneficial
to the town, but are beneficial to
every citizen financially. If you don't
join come and listen to or take part
in the discussions. That alone is an
inspiration to those who are trying to
promote the general welfare of the
Mahaney's Slayer Is Acquitted By Jury After
Six and a Half Hour's Deliberation-
Court Adjourned Till Monday.
The jury in the Hinton murder
trial acquitted the defendant after six
and one-halfr hours of deliberation.
The trial, which occured at Lewis
town, has occupied the attention of
people of this vicinity for some time,
and people generally believed young
Hinton had struck the blow which
proved fatal to Mahaney in self de
Ilinton, the only eye witness of the
killing, was upon the stand Tuesday
in his own defense. His story was
told in a simple, unaffected manner.
lie was subjected to closs cross exam
Ination, but his boyish appearance,
which is not that of a man of crimi
Townsite Man Here.
D. T. Smith of Great Falls, the
townsite man of ti e Great Northern
was in town during the middle of the
week. Hie had been down to the
town of Hedges and from there drove
to the Winnecook ranch to see Mel
Stevens. Mel Stevens and Smith are
Interested in the town of Hedges.
Smith came to lHarlowton to get on
his track again, he had a pleasant
visit with Tom IIanzlik, whom lie
has known for seventeen years.
Wanted Washing at home, 1'. 0.
Box 363, Hlarlowton, Montana.
Chridtlauom ad alls Coadac Salooa
butaina ti Apertmeat Next to
A. I. Christianson, proprietor of
the Silver 1)ollar Saloon and W:C.
Quails, proprietor of the Qualls bo-.
ber shop have joined partnership and
will conduct a saloon business in the
apartment next to the Qualls Barber
shop. The new saloon will open up
tomorrow. The rooms next to the
barber shop which were previously
used by Mr. and Mrs. Qualls as living
apartments, have been remodled, re
papered and the floor has been cover
ed with linoleum.
The new saloon will be known as
the "Gold Bar Saloon." The proprie
tors will make the the Gold Bar a
pleasant resort. The building now
known as the Silver Dollar saloon is
for rent or sale.
Astor Company Here on the 7th.
A. E. Tubbs, of the Astor Co., will
be here on Wednesday night, Feb
ruary 17th with his moving picture
show and illustrated songs. Those
who have attended the performaces
of this company previously known
that they are of a high order.
ThI e Fraternal Order of Mohuntain
eers will organize Saturday evening
Feb, 13th at the 1'rner Hall all mem
bers are req(lested to he present.
('To late for last week.)
Mr. and Mrs. Webster and dauglh
ters left for Iozeman Sunday.
Sig Larson, Tim Connelly and W.
C. .lenizen made a trip to larlowton
F. Cavill wa.s in Shawmut Monday.
Thomas Bros are hauling wood to
l)wight Crawford now has charrce
of the pumping station at Cruse.
The station at Cruse is closed now,
for which all in the community are
very much put out.
M N. Stevens was a visitor at
Shawmut Friday. Mrs. Stevens and
boys have gone to Lewistown for the
remainder of the winter.
E. E. Crawford went to Harlowton
V/. E. Giles made a short trip to
Shawmut Friday from RIyegate.
Miss Kate Olson came down from
Harlowton Monday returning Tues
N. S. Nicholson, deputy United
States revenue officer, passed through
Harlowton on his way to Judith Gap
nal instincts, went a long way with
the jury. His story showed that he
struck the blow while in the heat of
passion and upon the provocation of
Many thought the facts wouldjusti
fy a verdict of manslaughter. But
Hinton's testimony seemed to carry
weight with the jury and the result
was his acquittal. Judge Cheadle,
who sat in the case, passedthrough
Hlarlowton yesterday on his way to
Bozeman, owing to the delayed west
hound train, the judge was com
pelled to lay over at this point for
seven hours. lie adjourned court at
Lewistown until Monday.
LOGAN FOWELL LEAVES.
Gees to Martlmsdle to Mung.e Marsnall
Stre- . E. l arehal to
Logan Fowell, the popular clerk In
Marshall's store, will leave the first of
next week for Martinsdale to take
charge of II. E. Marshall's store at
that point. Mr. and Mrs.Fowell have
a host of friends here who wish them
every success in their new location.
Mr. Marshall has rented Logan
Fowell's house here and will make
this his his home. Mr. Marshall is the
proprietor and general manager of
three stores one at Martinsdale, the
other at Roundup and the third here.
He will now be centrally located liv
ing in Ilarlowton with a store in each
of the towns on either side.
George Everhart came in from his
claim north of Cruse Tuesday for a
load of lumber. He will build a bars
and a small house on his homestead,
he says the country north of Cruse
has the banner homestead land.
Gets Water Inside of 30 Feet.
George Everhart, formerly of Hun
ter, N. I)., but who is now holding
down a valuable claim north of Cruse,
states that there is no need for
alarm about getting water on the
bench lands in this vicinity. He
states that W. K. Wurdman and
other homesteaders whose claims are
north of Cruse, have had no trouble
in getting water. Mr. Wurdman
whose clahim is in Section 6, Township
7, Range 18 struck good water in less
than 25 feet.
New Portable Organ.
Hev..J. Phillip Anshutz preached
in the school house Wednesday night.
lie is carrying with him a new port
able organ that gives just as good
music as the ordinary church organ.
The organ folds up neatly in a leather
case and when folded resembles a
large suit case. Rev. Anshutz says
the instrument aids hiin greatly in
his missionary work as there are
many places on his circuit, where
they have no organ.
Thomas E. Johnson Will Start Photo
graph Gallery in Harlowtoa. Has
had Wide Experience.
llarlowton is to have a first class
photograph gallery. The new photo
grapner is Thon.as E. Johnson, who
comes to us from Minneapolis. He
will erect a building for a studio back
of the store of E. F. Ross Inc. Co. on
a lot facing Eckles avenue. The sky
light has been ordered and will be
here in three weeks. Mr. Johnson
has some of his apparat us with hint
here. The remainder is in Minneap..
oils, but lie expects to have his studio
built and fully equipped by the mid
dle of March.
Mr. Johnson learned his trade with
C. E. Fuller, of Hillsboro, N. 1). Mr.
Fuller is vice-president of the North
western Photographer's association,
and is one of the best artists in east
ern North Dakota. Mr. Johnson later
went to Minneapolis and worked there.
He comes to us with an experience
gained from study in several good
studios. le already has some very
artistic work of his ow-- for exhibi
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