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The Harlow ton News
The Continuation of The Mueselshell News
Big Ranch Belonging to Shaw and
Elliot is Purchased By
Aberdeen Syndicate.
The biggest transfer of real estate
that has been made in this vicinity
for some time was made the fore part
of the week, when I-Ion. Samuel Shaw
disposed of the Shaw & Elliot ranch,
which lies about live miles south of
town, to a syndicate from Aberdeen,
S. D. The ranch comprises 13,460
acres, and was considered one of the
best pieces of property in this section.
The syndicate that has purchased
the. ranch will immediately begin
colonizing. Amon.g chose who are in
terested in the s'nditate are J. H.
Firey. immigration agent for Chicago
Milwaukee & Puget Sound, and A.
D. Tones also in the immigration ser
vice of the Milwauke road. Already
parties from Chicago, Carthage, Ill.,
and Mansfield have been located on
the ranch. The whole tract is to be
cut up into small farms, the bench
lands will be farmed by the Campbell
system of dry farming.
The same syndicate has also secur
ed an option . on the Fitzpatrick
ranch west of town. and it is expect
ed that this ranch will also be pur
chased and colonized in the same
manner. The s:,ndicates in a posi
tion to rush a large number of settlers
into this section in the next few
moths, and some of the members
state that Harlowton is going to be
greatly benefited by the number of
colonists that will come to this vici
nity and locate on. these two large
Contracts for Cottages in Van Cleve
Addition and New Stone
Building is Let.
Wright and Kremer, the firm of
contractors that has been doing so
much building in Harlowton lately,
have now landed several other iobs
that will help their business, and also
the appearance of the town. Mrs.
Van Cleve, while in town the fore
part of the week, let contracts to this
firm for three cottages in the new
Van Cleve Addition east of town.
These cottages will be rented as soon
as they are finished.
Wright and Kremer also secured
the contract for a large two story
stone building that will be erected op
posite Gann'n's Confectionary store
on Central Avenue. This building is
being erected by Mr. Isaac Tampkin
of Craig, Montana. We are always
glad to welcome to our little burg
such enterprising men as Mr. Tamp
Mc~ultty Bros. Throw Open Doors
To Public.
The Harlowton Grocery Company,
will open up its doors to the public
tomorrow. The McQuitty brothers
who are the proprietors of the con
cern can say without exaggeration
that they have the best exclusive gro
cery store in central Montana. The
building is neat& modern throughout
The heating plant is about complet.
ed and those who know, say it is a
cracker-jack. Thefront part of
the second story has
been fitted up with otfices, while in
the back part there is a hall and
lodge rooms, the best hall, with the
exception of the opera house, in town.
This hall can be conveniently used
for club rooms, something that the
town has been lacking ever since it
The interior of the building even
surpasses the exterior in appearance,
and will make a light, airy and con
venient store room. Among the faces
that will be seen behind the counter
will be that of Jack Foster, formeral
ly with the Urner Mercantile Com
pany, and one of the most popular
and best known clerks that has ever
been employed in this section of Mon
tana. Mr. Foster arrived in town
some rime ago.
Wait till that bail team of ours
gets in motion, we are not saying
much, but we have a few that can
put up a draS class anUcle of bil.
Hanlik Visits Three Forks.
Thomas Hanzlik, our popular and
good natured barber, went to Three
Forks on a business trip the fore part
f of the week. On his return he had
occasion to do a little legitimate
boosting for the low land town. lie
says the buildings are substantial
and the latest improvements are ce
ment sidewalks.
Mr. Hanzlik listed some good town
property with Herington & Maynard
the land men of Three Forks, and al
so saw, Mrs. Bestrum, who was the
first proprietor of the Traveler's Cafe
here. She is doing a good business
there in a cafe under the same name
A deal waseffected this week where
by L. L. Moody becomes owner of the
interest of Geo. R. Clark in the busi
ness of Clark and Galvin in Harlow
ton. Mr Clark the retiring member
of the firm will assist in completing
the new building on the corner of
Central Avenue and 4th street and
then move to his ranch west of town.
At a recent meeting of the school
board of district No, 16, Mr. I. S. Mc
Quitty was elected chairman and by
unamious vote vote the present corps
of teachers, Miss Mary J. Davies and
Miss Leska Laughlin. were retained
and Miss Nellie J. Harden, of Twodot,
was elected to a position in the grade
work of the schools. No selection
was made for either of the high
school positions.
Cattle and wool Men Have an lIterest
ing Session on 19th, 20th
and 21st.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
of this week were big days for the
stockmen of this section at Miles
City. A large number had gathered
from Fergus, Meagher, Custer, and
Sweetgrass counties to attend the an
nual meeting of the stockgrowers as
sociation of Montana. Monday was
wool growers day. It was the 'Stidoo'
or twenty-third annual gathering of
the Eastern Montana Woolgrowers'
Association. Tuesday and Wednes
day was devoted to the interests of
the cattlemen.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget
Sound road boosted the convention
by getting out a handsome and artis
tic program of the sessions.
The program for the first day at
tracted considerable attention. I)r.
M. E. Knowles, the state veterinar
ian from the Agricultural college,
addressed the sheepmen upon the
subject, "Professor Linfields Sheep."
I. D. O'Donnell, of Billings, talked
on the question, "Can Sheep be Fin
ished for Market Upon Alfalfa
Prof. Linfield, of the Agricultural
college at Bozeman, followed on the
subject, "Diversified Farming." Ad
dress were also made by J. C. Kenyon
of the United States stockyards at
Omaha, T. E. Hammond of Forsyth,
and William Lindsey of Glendive.
The conve ntion was addressed on
Tuesday and Wednesday by S. D.
Canfield of Sheridan, Wyoming, on
the topic, "Increased Shipping Faci
lities for the Stockmen"; R. M. Cal
kins, recently promoted to traffic
manager of the Puget Sound road,
had for his subject, "The Railroad,
the Stockman's Partner"; Dr. M. E.
Knowles, "Improved Physical Condi
tions for Cattle, the results of the
past few years' Scientific Study and
applications;" J. B. Baird, general
freight agent of the Northern Pacific,
"Present Methods of Handling Stock
in Transit to Market, Compared to
those of Ten Years Ago"; G. W.
Brewester of Birney, Mont. had for
his subject, "What is the Future of
the Cattle Industry as Now Conduct
ed? Paul McCormack, of Billings,
spoke briefly upon the question,
"Will Feeding at Home Prove More
Profitable Than Skipping Direct
From the Range?" There were
other short talks and addresses by
prominent stockmen and several cat
tle buyers from eastern points.
On the afternoons of Tuesday and
Wednesday several races were pulled
off at the Custer County Fair Grounds
for the entertainment of the visitors.
On the afternoon of Wednesday there
was a broncho busting contest that
4elighte6all tie v1istors.
Taft-Give Her Your Utmost Consideration, Gentlemen.
Meeting Monday Night Does Things for Baseball-
Lewellin Elected Manager.
An enthusiastic meeting was held
in the Urner Hall last Monday for
the purpose of organizing the Har
lowton baseball team. Mort Lewel
lin was elected manager, and a com
mittee of three live business men
were selected to collect funds to build
a park and select a sit e for the new
baseball park.
Attorney W. C. Husband was plac
ed in the chair, and Anthony Dreyer
took the floor and gave the meeting
an outline of what the band is doing
and its financial condition. He asked
that a committee be appointed to col
lect enough to purchase uniforms for
the organization. After the baseball
matter was disposed of, the band was
given due attention. Messrs Woods
Stevenson and Plat Richardson were
appointed as a committee of two to
look after the interests of the band.
The first proposition that came up
in regard to the ball team was the
matter of grounds. Some thought,
among whom was Plat Richardson,
that the team could get along with
out enclosed grounds. Several
thought that if the grounds were
partly enclosed on the side from
which the crowd came that it
would be satisfactory. But I lie pre
vailing opinion seemed to be that the
entire ground should be enclosed.
The proposition of financing the
team was then discussed. The gener
al opinion seemed to be that if a com
mittee were appointed to solicit funds
Land North and West of Town is
Not Withdrawn Under
Cary Act.
The report that a large tract of
land north and west of Harlowton
had been withdrawn from homestead
entry is unfounded. The land has
been withdrawn for a period of about
60 days until it has been classified as
simi-arid land so as to be placed un
der the new law, allowing persons to
take 320 acres instead of 160, if they
so desire.
Register McKoin in an interview
stated that the rumor was abroad
that a large ditch was to be put in
north of the big tract that lies north
and west of the town, and that peo
ple generally believed that the land
had been withdrawn under the ('ary
Act, but instead the land was being
classified so as to be subject to the
new homestead bill. Hle also stated
that government employees were look
ing over the ground already, and that
it would probably be about 60 days
until the land would be ready for en
try at which time the enlarged home
stead law would be in effect.
A circular lette has been received
by the United States land oflice at
Lewistown stating: "No rights
whatever can be acquired under the
said act, either by application or set
tlement, prior to the time that the
lists are received at, the local land of
fices. The officials are directed to in
form all applicants that they will
gain nb rights by filing of such appli
cations, or b appeal from the rejec
and were to do it in a systematic
manner, that enough could be collect
ed to build a ball paric and start the
team out,after which the team would
be self-supporting. Accordingly a
committee was appointed who should
have full power to select the grcunds,
and canvas the town. Messrs Lewel
lin, Kirby and Curtis were so appoint
ed. Mr. Anderson suggested that a
list of the names of all the business
men and others be prepared, and
that each be assessed in propor
tion to his ability to pay, that way no
one would be bearing too much bur
den. The committee have acted on
this suggestion and are meeting with
great success.
Mr. Mort Lewellin, who appeared
to be the unanimous choice for mana
ger, was selected to manage the team.
The duties of a manager are various
and burdensome, but Mort has the
goods. and will give the best of satis
faction. lie knows the other mana
gers in this vicinity, and is willing to
give the managership proper atten
The site for the park has not been
definitely selected by the committee.
There are two places in view, one
just, below the lill on the railroad
flats little east of the road to the de
pot, and the other west. of town on
the flat beyond the old store house.
The committee will make the selec
tion today,
J. 0. Mathews, of Helena Will be
Proprietor of Swell
The Urner Cafe has been rented
and a swell cafe will soon be in opera
tion in the new building. J. 0. Math
ews, of Helena will be the new pro
prietor. Hle is an experienced restau
rant man, having run hotels and res
taurants in different parts of the
state. Hle has been engaged in this
business in Helena for some time,
and reports from traveling men, and
from those who know are to the ef
fect that Mr. Mathews has it on
them all in his particular line. It is
stated that Harlowton is very fortu
nate in getting a caterer of such a
high standard.
The [Trner Cafe, as it will probably
lie called, will be furnished in a way
that will make t he traveling public
sit up and take notice. Everything
will he in keeping with the building
a., it is now finished. A large French
range 10-1-2 feet long is to be instal
led, and the cafe is to be equipped so
a. to provide for a large number of
iiists. The restaurant will be In
red;liness for business In about a
W. L. Boise has just completed a
new residence on his homestead north
of town. Mr. Boise is one of the live
wires at the depot.
Mlr. and Mrs. George Gannon re
turned from Lewistown Monday,
where they had spent a brief outing
oU We *g"Qt 140 U.
Taxpayers of Harlowton School Dis
trict Vote School Bonds by
Large Majority.
Last Saturday was a red letter day
for education in Harlowton. The
taxpayers of the district got together
at the school house and voted to bond
the school district for $21,000. The
vote showed the absolute desire of
the people for a first class school.
When the ballots were counted the
vote stood 72 for bonding and 2
against. It was anticipated that the
bonds would carry, but no one was
optimistic enough to expect such a
decisive vote.
The action of the school board in
putting the matter to a vote, and the
hearty support given the proposition,
shows the progressive spirit of all con
cerned. Harlowtori is badly in need
of a new school. The present build
ing from the standpoint of sanitation
and capacity is entirely inedaquate.
With the rapid increase of popula
tion, another year would bring on the
district a condition that would be
embarrassing. They would be con
fronted with the situation of hav
ing many more scholars than could
be accomodated in the present build
ings. It may be that the new build
ing will not be built in time for the
coming school year, but the crowded
condition will not continue long.
The amount of the bonds voted is
sufficient to erect a substantial eight
room building of brick or stone, and
equip it in a manner that will not
only be a comfort to the children of
school age, but will be a matter of
Noted Cowboy Artist Will Aid in
Corraling Buffalo on the
Flathead Reservation.
A large bunch of cowboys are now
engaged in rounding up the buffalo
on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
The buffalo were purchased by the
Canadian government for the Cana
dian national park near Hianti, Alber
ta. The government across the line
has provided a pasture there for 10,000
buffalo, it is thought the heard will
eventually reach that figure.
Charles M. Russell, who is rapidly
coming into prominence as the cow
boy who can paint western scenes in
an artistic manner, is taking part in
the roundup, and will make many
sketches incident to the roundup.
He undergoes the same difficulties in
getting the buffalo into the corrals
and makes the same long jaunts. as
the others.
The McQuitty Bros. have recently
sold their famous mule team to F. .1.
Cameron. This team was generally
considered to be the best in the coun
John Black Attempts to Kill Robin
son and Kuntz, Then Flees
to the Mountains.
At a late hour Monday night in a
saloon at Roundup, John Black, a
young miner just arrived at the big
coal camp made a desperate attempt
to kill William Kuntz and James
Robinson. The latter is a member of
the firm of Martin and Robinson who
carry on a saloon business at the
coal city. Kuntz was shot through
the shoulder, it was at first reported
that he was killed, but he will recov
er. The bullet fired at Robinson just
grazed the top of his forehrad. Both
men had a narrow escape.
The provocation of the shooting
was a quarrel and some ill treatment
that.Black had received at the hands
of Robinson and the bartender.
Some say lie was justified in retaliat
ing in this manner.
After firing the shots the assailant
fled to the hill that surround the
town of Roundup, and under the cov
er of darkness has concealed himself.
tip to Friday noon nothing has been
learned of his whereabouts.
Sheriff Martin of Fergus County
with two deputies and several citi
zens are in pursuit. The posse are
well armed and provided, and there
is every likllhood that Black will be
run down quickly. The direction
taken by the posse and the meagre
information upon which to work are
similar to that of the posse that cap
atued the mutrderer of ShoertU Webb.
pride and satisfaction to the citizens
as well. The school will undoubted
ly be an advertisement and ornament
for the town.
The site for the new building has
not been selected so far, but a site
will be selected that will be conven
ient, and which will be convenient
for the children of the grades and al
so for pupils in the high school. The
building will be built with the view
of establishing high school rooms and
conducting a first class high school
course. This will be an inducement
to keep many students at home that
are annually sent to high schools in
Helena and Bozeman. The board
will probable make provision for the
vote on the site in the near future, as
the patrons are anxious to see the
building in the course of construc
Get your lamps ready for the sou
venir addition of the News to be pub
lished about the 4th of July.
Rex Chilton can supply you with a
Saturday Evening Post every Friday.
He is a find little gentlemen to meet
Rene Labrie was a passenger on the
west bound train Wednesday morn
ing, Rene is a chap who is continual
ly on the move.
Patterson Hats-$3 at Marshalls.
Ceretana Flour-the best-at Mar
Council Meet Wednesday Evenlag
and Enlarge the Corpor
ate Limits.
The city fathers men in regular
session last Wednesday in the Urner
Mercantile Company's Store. It was
the last meeting of the old council,
but not the least. The old council
made itself memorable by enlarging
the corporate limits of the city so as
to take in that property on the brow
of the lill towards the depot, and all
that west along the original channe
of the Musselshell. After allowing
a number of bills against the city,
the matter of enlarging the city
limits was brought up for discussion.
There had been several written ob
jections tiled with the clerk, pursuant
to the notices published in the paper
r against the proposed addition but
the council disregarded these for the
reason that objections were made by
" freeholders, but not "resident freel
holders" as required by the statute.
Attorney L. I). Glenn appeared be
fore the council, and explained the
objectionr-. The council then adopt
ed a resolution taking in the new
territory, which includes the new ho
tel and adjacent property, the reso
lution adopted will be published next
Buy Furniture at Marshalls.
Adlers "Collegian Brand" Clothes
are sold only by Marshalls.
Mens Cravenette Coats-the Rain
Proof Kind at Marshalls.
A $48 Studebaker Harness looks
like an $85 value at Marshalls.
E. II. Barrett, of the Milwaukee
road spent Wednesday night in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schacht arriv
ed from Watervill^, Minnesota Thurs
Wm. Barney is now running the
Blue Ribbon Alley himself. liii two
boys are looking after the alleys in
Mrs. O. .1. Stevens will accompany
her sister Miss Farmer to Minneapo
lis next Thursday, where they will
spend several weeks visiting relatives.
A. E. Tubbs gave one of the best
moving picture shows here last Wed
nesday that has ever been put on
here. The moving picture show is
always greeted with a good sized
Divine services at Lutheran church
of Lennep,Sunday May :3 at 11 o'clock
and at Judith Gap Sunday evening,
May 22nd. Services in Norwegian
Rev. A. A. Roosm,

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