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The Harlo wton News
The Continuation of The Mueselehell News VOL. 3 HARLOWTON. MEAGHER COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUAIRY 26, 190!) No. 3a COMMITTEE REPORT Resolution Adopted By Business Men's Association Presented to School Board. The committee selected by the Musselshell Valley Business Men's as sociation to draft a resolution em bodying the sentiment of the business men towards building a new school in Harlowton, made its report at the meeting last Monday night. After examining the sketches of several architects, and ascertaining the pro bable cost of a suitable building, the following resolution was drafted and presented to the school board: RESOLUTION. Be it resolved by the Musselshell Valley Business Men's Association in regular meeting assembled, that school district, Number 16 of Meagh er County, Montana, generally known as the Harlowton District, is in ur gent need of a new school building, that it is expedient and necessary that a new school building be erected within the city limits during the coming summer: that a substantial structure, modern as far as practic able, of brick or stone to cost ap proximately twenty-five thousand dollars, be built with proper atten. tion given *to sanitation, and especi ally to light, heat and ventilation; that future conditions will soon de mand accommodation for high school l work and that the building be large I enough to accomodate a high school course: that the grounds or school i yard of said school be at least one block in extent, and situated so as to t afford the advantatages of being cen- I trally located and apart from the noise of the busines section of the town. Be it further resolved that the dis BASEBALL LEAGUE Central Montana to Have League to Include Hartowton, Judith Gap, Moore, Lewis town and Kendal. The first issue of the Miles City Messenger contains an article on or ganized baseball for Eastern Montana. In this Article it mentions the pros pective league in this section of the state. The circuit is to include the towns of Ilarlowton, Judith Gap, Moore, Lewistown and Kendall, mak ing a convenient and compact circuit. While matters have not gone so far as to have the league organized as The Messenger states still the scheme is very plausible and practicable. These towns are all live a:id progres sive, and league ball, with certain restrictions as to salaried players, would be in perfect keeping with the public spirit. Let these towns get busy and send representatives Lo some central point and organize a league. The only way to make base l = =N ý% TREASU1NR -~ _____OAL BIN Uncle Sam-Say, Boys, Got to Hold Down on Those Fires a Little Till This Bin Fills Up Some. COUNTRY SETTLING Many Homes are Started, and Home steaders Well Pleased With Prospects. Homesteaders living northeast of Harlowton and north of Cruse are de lighted with the manner in which the country around them is being sett led up. Reports from that sec - tion are to the effect that two or three shacks are completed each day. On Wednesday of this week the Mon tana Lumber Company of Harlowton filled out orders for four homestead shacks. If this pace continues there will be a few people tributary to liar lowton next Summer. Splendid Basin Few people who come to Harlowton are aware that northwest of the town there is a large basin country that in the future will he the back bone of the town. It was upon this level tract that Prof Shaw made his well known test of Musselshell Valley land for wheat growing possibilities, That test was a revelation. Mr. Fitzpatrick has extensive hold ings in this country, but there is an abundance of government land yet unoccupied. This tract will provide homestead for hundreds of settlers in the next few years. trict be bonded to an amount that will cover the indebtedness for the building, and realizing the short time left in which to complete the school for the coming school year,t hat the question of the bonding of the district be submitted to a vote of the tax-payers of the district as soon as practicable. Committee: W. C. HUSBAND I. S. McQUrrry S. E. CLARK ball really luteresting and beneficial to a town is a play under certain reg ulations. It is now certain that Harlowton will have a team that will set a mer ry pace for the best of them. At the next meeting of the Commercial Club the ball will be set a-rolling by the election of a manager and a captain. The team here would desire to play organized ball if the league can be arranged. Wool Buyer Here. C. L. Busha,the hardware merchant of Big Timber, was in Harlowton the first of this week. He is buying wool for a Boston firm, and says he is gathering fleece in large quantities. Mr. Busha goes from here to Lavina and then tp Roundup, ie is taking in all the towns on the line. THE LEWISTOWN BUNCH HERE Big Deligation From Lewistown Stop off at Harlowton While on Their Way to Miles City. 6a "e A large delegation arrived this r- morning from Lewistown on their way to Miles City. The delegation is composed of business men of Lewis town who are making a return visit to the railroad town on the Milwal kee. Each delegate wore a red badge n with the inscription, "Miles City or n Bust", and boosting the resources of ,f the Inland Empire. ýl The boys visited the different busi ii ness houses in town and spread a good d deal of merriment and good cheer. 6t There were about 40 in the delega tion, I n BELCHER PASSES AWAY n Father of Belcher Brothers at Lavina, Was a Doctor for a Number of Years. ,t e John W. Belcher, the father of the t Belcher Bros, merchants at Lavina e passed to the great beyond, Sunday, t February 14th. He was buried the e following Monday at Old Lavina,Rev. 1 e Anshutz and Rev. Ferch officiating. Mr. Belcher was 69 years of age. He r had been suffering from lung trouble for some time. He studied medicine I in Russell county, Virginia and dur ing the Civil War was employed as a druggist at Gallepolis, Ohio. He 1 graduated from the Miami Medical College of Cincinnati and was very 1 successful in the medical profession for many years. Mr. Belcher had been visiting his sons for two years before his death. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He leaves lively sons and two daughters to mourn his S loss. d A. C. Graves is having the townsite of Cruse surveyed and will soon have C lots on the market there. Mr.Sprague being the engineer. John Rye, of Melville, one of the county commissioners of Sweet Grass county, and one of the big wool grow- I ers of that section was here Tuesday. t 11. E. Marshall now makes Harlow- N ton his hmne. I MARRIED IN IDAHO V Dr. E. V. Cabbage Wedded Last Week at Sand Point, Idaho. b Word has been received that I)r. 1 Edward Cabbage, who makes pern- S odical visits to Harlowton was mar- ti ried at Sand Point, Idahoon the 17th p of February. The bride, Miss Mar- S thia Grace Thomason, is a young girl 7 of St. Jacobs, Illinois. Ii Mr. and Mrs. Cabbage are spending' f their honeymoon in Spokane and st Seattle arid will visit points in Brit- w ish Columbia. L A dispatch io the Lewistown News ar states that Dr. Cabbage will make p1 his home in Lewistown, and will be open up tine dental parlors there for ea the practice of his profession. FAST MAIL R New Train From St. Paul to LEtt; . ,a Mail In Four Iours Less Time Than at Present . The Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Road "ill soon have a fast mail train running between St. Pail and Butte. C. C. I)immock, division trainmaster, came In from Three Forks Wednesday and stated that all the division superintendants on the line had been asked to report to head quartirs of the time that could be made on their reispective divisions. For some time the Milwaukee com pany have been considering the pro position of putting on a fast mail t rain. The delays caused by pas-en g, r tramflc in the Dakotas at: I Minme is The boys are a jolly bunch, and art 1r out for a frolic. They will iakt is things lively at Milics City. i)urinr s- their short stay here they created it many a hearty laugh. The crowd 1- left at noon on a special train which e was made up here. r It shows progressive spirit when a )f delegation of business men from one town will travel about 270 miles on a I- special train to pay courteous re d spects to a sister town. Gentlemen r. you have the right system. Friend ship and good will bring results when put on in this manner. LEN WEBER RESIGNS - Council Accepts Bid of the Montana Lumber Co. For Street Crossings. a At the meeting of the town council a held in the stockholder's room of the , State Bank last Wednesday, Len a Weber tendered his resignation as town marshall. After some deliber ation the council accepted the resig 3 nation. Len will continue to hold office until April 1st at which tline 3 his regignation will take effect. - The bids for the lumber for t he 6 street crossings were considered. The bid of the Montana Lumber Coii I pany was accepted. The bill calls for about 10,000 feet of plank. The building will begin as soon as pract ic aple. Mr. P. J. La Branch, of Miles City, purchased of Christ Bouman of Sagi naw, Mich., lot four in, l1k 19,G raves Second Addition to Ilarlowton this week and will erect a house Imme diately and move his family here. Bring your job work to the News office. Attend Wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rader left for Helena Wednesday where they at tended the wedding on Thursday of Miss Augusta Tencher and Mr Geo. Hyatt. Miss Tencher is a sister of Mrs. Rader. On their return they will visit for a few days with friends at White Sulphur Springs. E. F. Ross Co. Millinery Opening. Our Spring Millinery opening will be on Inaugeration Day, March 4t h. 1909. Wait and see the finest line of Spring Millinery ever purchase I for the Ladies of the Musselshell Met r( polls, OUR COMPLETE IHEAI)Y TO SELL STOCK. "EVEIIY 11.'T TRIMMEI) AN 1 REA 1Y TO Pt 'T RIGHT ON TIlE IIEAI)." Soe ited from the best and munt i up-t(-date stocks in the Chicago Market This will be the opport une I ime for the Ladies and Misses to buy their Siring and Summer Millinery. The prices will suit all from $2 to $c;. A beautiful Carnation % IHI le given each lady visitor. March 1. ltNO. sota have proved expensive and or: satisfactorn to the company. v rich accounts for the new deti.ion. Conductors arid rai road onI ulak here say that the ttime now ioa'l" I tween St. Paul and Butte can i. re duced about four hours. 'T. cv also think the new t rain e ill te jpu; or before the middle of 11arch, ant sa% that it will make considerable ch rove in the present time. card. When t I s " change goes Into effect, it is very pri I bable that the Nort in rn Pacific and - Great. Northern will carry the ,nii I - into the west at a nuch greater sj red. A SOCIAL HIT M. W. of A. Ball Proves to Be The Big Social Event of the Season. The hall and banquet given by the local M1. W. of A. in t he larlowton opera house on the evening of Febru ary 22nd was a fitting close and cele bration to the birthday of the great Washington. All agree that it was the hig social event of the season in Ilarlowton. Over Fifty couples were in line at P o'clock to join in the grand march. It was the largest crowd ever assembled in the city to enjoy the pleasure. "When yout h arid ieaut y meet, To chase t he hours with fly ing feet." At 12 o'clock the guests repaired to the M. & W. restaurant, where a Miost sumptuous spread renewed st rength and spirit. The sound of rivalry continued, a hundred hearts beat happily, :and all went merry as a marriage bell," while llarlowton's beauty and chivalry tipped the light fantastic until the suma wee hours be ekoned them to rest. This was the first hall ever given by the local M. W. of A. and its suc cess proved that thse Ilarlowton lodge is composed of royal entertainers. Mr. Edward .lenizen as floor manager and lrank Swim as announcer, conducted the dance like trained dancing mas ters. Mluclu credit is due them for imaking the oicasion enjoyable. The only hitch in tine entertain ment dasuuring the later part of tle grand siiarci u. whether this was due to kill Iiusland's inability to lead properly or to W harid ltealy's deliber ate int x rent in to hall iip mattersi is now a matter of conject Lire. Later re port hots it Ihat L. W. (Curtis vuas iuihini too lard behind. No dalm age 'gis d ne Iii iioever. The peiI'le of Iiarlowton will look foriiarad 1() 1lie next ball given by tile Ni. W. of A. as an enujvyailue occasion. THE WHITE LINNER The Milwaukee Read to Re-paint Its Cars Color to Be White Instead of Yellow And Name in Guilt. The latest rumior among railroad r eircnes is that Ihe t hicago, .Milwaukee - and IPuget Sound IRailroad will change I the color of its ears from yellow to ,. white.anii that the name of Ihe road f will he eiiilazoned on tie white cars in gilt let ters. The new train will he known as T' ite Wi ite Liner." The change will take place as soon as the road has completed its Ilfe (o the coast, and is running bhrough trains. Thiie~ I-wi ntow talily News iin .senlking amit iii the proposed change sas; "'There ha, been no alticial coll hiriiat ion I hat I hei St. I '.ui will r put on a t rain (it I Isis color, and t hie one hiong ~Lich ml ake.s it probable t hat ift such a thing has h)eoi considered tihe plani may le ihanged, is t he fori her riuior tI hat the coimlifan is I iniking of abandotii g the tright eflow colorii of its eiiuches icaiise Ihe I itnnels of tie IPacilic coast extension hides it from View in a lew faxs serVice." It is set t led i nil t the road will put on a t rain a., soon as t he line is comi ileted to Seattle that will he second 4tr none of the trains of the t ranscon ý4FS CO. Yoo. if the Big Corpor-tions Secure the W aterPower Rights of the Country a L~arge, as President Roosevelt Fears. Ort--4' CUT OUT THE KINKS The Jawbone Road to Lewistown Will be Straightened in the Near Future. Surveyors have been busy for sever al days, says the Judith Gap Journal, running a new line for the Milwaukee road between here and Harlowton on what is known as the Jawbone road. The road between here and Lewis town will likely be straightened and the grade reduced, making a more direct and level line, thus enabling i the Lewistown trains to make better tline. The article in the Journal speaks of a deal that is now on in Lewistown whereby interests that are supposed to be controlled by the Milwaukee road are to get the old grist mill and water power in Lewistown. If this goes through, it is understood that a large electric light plant will be es tablished with power sufficient to run trains throughout the Judith Basin. The line is to be extended to Kendall this summer, and if the deal goes through as stated above the ex tension will be operated by electricity. Likes the Lookout. Rev. E. F. Stickney Congregational uiinikter from Fargo, N. D). and G. .1. Powell also of Fargo, N. I ., visit ed Attorney W. C. Husband the lat ter part of tine week on their way hack from hlie Congregational con vert ion at Helena. They visited Great Falls also. Botlh were well i 1eased withii tlie prospects for Harlowa ton. They left Friday for lIettinger, N. I). where they will take part in the dedication of a new Congrega tional church. tinental roads in service and equip ment. The Milwaukee road is one of the wealthiest railroads in the United States. It is in a position to lit out trains that rival those of the east. On account of the Seattle fair this com ing summer there will be a tremend uous passenger t raflic over the coast lines. The Milwaukee is a new and strong competitor in the field for this business. The company realizes that in order to break in on the business of lie older and established lines, it in ust hold out strong inducements in t lie way of service and equipment. The new train, "The White Liner" will le made tip of Compartment library observation cars, standard sleeping cars, dining cars, tourist sleepers, day coaches and smoking cars, which will be taken through without change. The time now made by the Northern Pacific and Great Northern bet ween Chicago and Seat tle will le reduced by the Milwaukee several hours, owing to the fact that its route is about 2oo miles shorter than that of the other competitors.