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The Continuation of The Musselshell News VoL. 3 HARLOWTON. MEAGRER COUNFY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1909 No. 45 BIG RANCH DEAL Fitzpatrick Ranch Sold to Wisconsin Parties-Will Open up Real Estate Office. The Fitzpatrick ranch lying west and northwest or town has been sold to Wisconsin parties. The buyers are James P. Corry, of Madison, Wis consin and Joseph Liberty, of New Lisbon, Wis. These parties will open up an office here, and sell the ranch in small tracts. They are hus lers and will undoubtedly transact an extensive real estate business at this point. They have purchased other large tracts in the Judith Basin, and expect to get a hold on more land in this vicinity. With their headquar ters at Hariowton they will have the advantage of the best railroad facili ties, besides being centrally located. The Fitzpatrick ranch is one of the choice pieces of land that has been sold this spring. It lies about four and one-half miles west of Harlowton and extends to the north. It. has a name for having a large amount of level and tillable land, besides having about 1,000 acres under irrigation. There are over 9,000 acres in the A FINE RESIDENCE Van Cleve Will Erect a $40,000 Mansion on Ranch--Interest ing Visitor. Mr. and Mrs. Van Cleve and Mr. John Scarlet of Melville spent last Sunday in town, and among other business matters made arrangements to build a splendid $40,000 residence on the Van Cleve ranch near Melville. it will be the most elaborate mansion ever erected on a ranch in Montana. Mrs. Van Cleve's son-in-law is doing the architectural work, and the new residence promises to be a beauty. In the Van Cleve party there was a visitor that attracted considerable attention, it was master Harry Du grow, a grand son of Mrs. Van Cleve and also of Judge Dugrow of the Su preme Court of New York. Besides being a handsome little chap, he is also noted for having been born with a golden spoon in his mouth, and is the heir to several millions. Cowpuncher Gets Curious. Miles City Journal: A cowpuncher who came in to the stockmeeting got inquisitive concerning a gasoline en gine which was running in front of Claud Cole's plumbing establishment, and as a result has a broken foot. He was dead used to bucking bronchos, and all other kinds of wild and"onery" livestock, but the engine was a mat ter of curiosity to him. He started in by touching the fly wheel, monkey ing with the governor, and other parts, when he was warned by Mr. Cole to let it alone. He came back offering to bet a V that he could ride the thing and to show he was a sport started to mount. The bed plate seemed to him to correspond with stirrup, so he accordingly placed his foot thereon. The piston rod came down with its usual regularity, and it does not require a fertile imagina tion to picture the result. It is said that his courage was screwed up to the point where he believed he could easily have ridden the fly wheel of a 90 horse-power, compound, tripple ex pansion engine, running at 1,000 revo lutions per minute, by the quantity of liquid joy producer which he had taken on since hitting the metropolis. He will not be on the roundup this spring. Speaking about bargains, I have two lots on the hill that I will sell for 845 each, Don't say you never had an opportunity, here's a dandy. 45-46 S. L. Hodges. Speaking about bargains, I have I two lots on the hill'that I will sell 1 for 845 each, Don't say you never had an opportunity, here's a dandy. 45-46 S. L. Hodges. At a meeting of the b3.ri of se'nol trustees of Siuaio Dist. No. 16, Wed nesday of this week to consider applications for High School teachers they decided upon J. H. Kentof Butte as the architect for the new $21,00O stone school building in Harlowton. Work will be vigorouly pushed on the building as soon as the contract is let. The location will be decided upon in a few days. Fishing tackle-a large and varied 1 ortmaent at Mar" 111. ranch all lying in range 14, with the greater portion in township 8, there i being 320 acres in townships seven and nine. It was upon this ranch that Profes sor Shaw of the University of Minne sota made his famous test of the soil for wheat growing possibilities. It. his report he showed that there were the right properties in the soil to make it the best of wheat land. He also thought that the fact that sheep had ranged over the land for many years was a big benefit. The soil is deep with a slight sprinkling of lime stone on the surface, none of the j stones however are so large as to give I trouble. c Mr. Liberty thinks the Fitzpatrick s ranch will be a quick seller, owing to d the fact that it lays well and is so I close to town. He says that he is in , a position to put a number of farmers r on the land during the summer, and , that the ranch will be well settled in a the near future is a certainty. b 0 A Dandy Line. t The Montana Lumber Company P has just received several cars of lum- r' ber that are remarkable for their b quality. Besides what has been un- h loaded, there are four cars on the t track at the present time. In the f consignment was a car of inside fin- m ish materials, and some very hand- C( some doors. Lee Hash claims it is b' the best line ever put on the market T in this part of Montana. to H S. P. Stigen, of Irene, was a busi ness visitor the fore part of the week. The Urpheum Company will make their appearance at the local opera bI house next Monday evening, May 10th w They will present to the theater goers bi of Harlowton a program that is far superior to anything yet shown in the = city. All who witness this perform ance next Monday night need fear no disappointments as they guarantee two hours of solid fun and amuse ment. This company is owned and controlled by the Peoples Associated Amusement Company of Montana. JOY AND SORROW 2 at Fred Marrs and Miss Eula Franklin ti' are Married--Death of Mr. in Marrs Sr. Follows. be se Fred Marrs sprung a surprise on the people here when he stepped off the train Sunday with his bride, who is a Kentucky belle. He was married on the 11th day of April to Miss Eula Pauline Franklin, of Flippin, Ken tucky. The ceremony took place at I the home of the bride's parents. Miss Franklin was rat.,ed in Ken- I tucky, and received her education on I her native soil. Fred will be able to sing with considerable feeling the familiar song, "She was Bred in Old Kentucky." Mr. Marrs for some time has been assistant cashier in the Musselshell Valley National Bank, and has the respect of all the business men in this community. He bears at splendid reputation, and his industry will be the means of putting him on one of the top rungs. He is a native of Tompkinsville, Missouri, where his relatives still reside. On Sunday evening the young cou- I ple were chivaried by a large crowd of young fellows, In the midst of the din of the serenade could be heard the shrill notes of the bag-pipes. The bride will soon become accustomed to this wild, care free hospitality of the west, and it is hoped by all that she will enjoy her new life in Harlowton. All join in wishing the happy couple the fullest measure of joy and success. It is unfortunate that Mr. Marrs honey-moon should be impaired by the sad news of his father's death. On Monday news came that Mr. Marrs had passed away at his home in Tomp kinsville. Missouri. The friends here wish to extend their sympathy to Fred in his sad loss. The stone work on the ne w Robert son jewelry store is being hurried. When completed the building will be one of the beauties of the town. C. C. Dimock, of Three Farks, t rens acted busluess in town Wad mes.lay and Thursday. Moline "Iron Clad" wagons, always reliable--Marmn alls, MILL A SURE GO Mr. A. E. Tamn, the agent for the Milwaukee road at this point received a telegram from a party, who is in a position to know, in which he states that the flour mill for Harlowton is a sure go. NARIOWOON Will (CELBRTE Business Men Decide That the Pride of the Musselshell Should Have Rousing Celebration. At the meeting of the Musselshell Valley Business Men's Association held in the Urner Hall Monday night, it was decided that Harlowton should celebrate in a "Bang-up" American style. There was some expression of dissatisfaction with the celebration of last year, and it was hoped that the same would not occur again. The motion in favor of the celebration was carried almost unanimously, which showed that the spirit of the business men were heartily in favor of having a big time here on the na tion's birthday. A motion was also put through em powering the chair to appoint a com mittee of three to supervise the cele bration, this committee in turn to have power to appoint other commit tees on decorations, music, sports, finance and arrangements. In this manner it was thought the work could be more effectively carried out, by reason of it being centralized. The chair appointed on this commit tee, Ben Urner, chairman, W. C. Husband and 0. J. Stevens. It appeared to be the sentiment of the meeting that the city prepare for a big celebration. Among those who were highly in favor of a home cele bration were Anthony Dreyer, B. B. BLACK STILL AT LARGE Koontz's Assailant Makes Clean Get away--Koontz in Imi proving. No trace has yet been found of James Black, who on April 20th, shot and wounded Wm. Koontz in a saloon at this place, although his descrip tion has been telegraphed to all neighboring towns, and the surround ing country thoroly searched. It Is believed that Black was in Forsyth several days after the shooting, but his movements could not be followed up. Koontz returned from Billings Wed nesday morning, where an ineffectual attempt to remove the bullet was made. The bullet Is lodged in the right shoulder back of the shoulder blade, and it is impossible to locate it definitely. All danger of blood poisoning, it Is believed has passed, and he will not loose the use of his arm as has been thought.-Roundup Record. SCHOOL NOTES. Report of Grammar room for the month ending, April 30 1909. Enrollment 19 Average membership 18 Average attendance 10 Percentage attendance 90 Those neither absent nor tardy: Six th grade, Wilhelmina Galvin. Fifth grade, Geraldine Galvin. Eighth grade, Mame Anderson. L. L. LAUGHLIN, Teacher. Report of primary room for month ending Apr. 30, 1909. Enrollment 35 Average membership 31 Daily attendance 30 Those neither tardy nor absent: First grade - Helen Porter, l)ee Muggy, Dante! McCarty, Floyd Lane, and William Turney. Second grade--Mary Galvin, Flossie Lane, and Bessie Blethen. Third grade-John McParland, Er nest McDonald and John McCarthy. Fourth grade - Viola Lea, Dora Turney and Laurence Lane. Visitor-Prof. Howell, of Roundup. MAnY J. DAVIES. Teacher. Mrs. IHidring Halbert from White Sulphur Springs paid us a visit thi first part of the week. Mel Stevens made several trips to town from the ranch during the week. See Marshalls window display of Falnts. I Blethen and L. Swanson, the latter i making an address that had enough genuine patilotism and enthusiasm I for a Fourth of July speech. The idea of spending money in other towns when the majority of the peo ple here seem willing to pay for a home celeb.ation, did not strike home with any degree of enthusiasm. There were several other matters of Importance that were freely dis cussed, among them was the matter of setting apart a day for cleaning up the town. The association passed a motion to the effect that the secre tary be empowered to draft a memor ial to the town council representing the sentiment of the association, that a day be set apart to clean up the town, and that it be suggested that on that day all business houses close and make it as much of a holliday as possible. It was also decided to send a dele gate from this vicinity who should be a practical farmer, to act as a mem ber of the board of control of the Dry Farming Congress to be held in Bil lings. This action was taken after a communication had been received from tba Billings secretary request ing that Harlowton be represented on the board. i SHOT IN THE LEG - Leo Simonton, Twelve.Year-Old Brother of Mrs. Rossman, Shot in Thigh.. Taken to Lewistown. f Yesterday shortly after 1 o'clock Leo Simonton, who is staying with i Mrs. Rossm n on the ranch near " Cruse, was accinenely shot by the I discharge of a 38 caiiber revolver. Mrs. Rossman and Leo were sitting on the porch, Mrs. Rossman had the revolver upon her lap, when it was suddenly discharged in some unac I countable way, the bullet entering Leo's leg in the heavy part of the thigh. Dr. Campbell was summoned but was unable'to locate the bullet, a Leo will be taken to Lewistown this I afternoon where an X-ray will be used n to locate the bullet. Dr. Campbell Is i of the opinion that it may have en tered the bone. Leo showed strong nerve when the I doctor was probing for the mnissle,and hardly winced. He requested that nothing be said about the matter to i his mother who is now living in Min neapolis, and when it was thot best a that he be taken home, he pleaded not to be taken to his mother. Mrs. Rossman was also placed in a trying circumstance. She was alone a at the time of the accident, and is still compelled to use crutches on ac- s count of her lameness. But she car ried the wounded boy bodily to the e track about three quarters of a mile, C and a tramp corning down the rail road carried him the rest of the way to (:ruse, a distance of about a mile. c I Mrs. Rossman cam' in this morning y on the train with the boy and will accompany him to Lewistown. c a Mrs. Wellington and her little son v from Winnecook were in Tuesday to t attend to some business matters. n io P. J. Carter, F. J, Ruse, 11. C. Rye- o rand and J. O. Curril were a Helena s part)' that registered at the Urner t hotel Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Robinson, of c ('olumbus, Montana, attended to t several business matters in Harlow ton Wednesday. f .1. H. Kent, of Butte, has been se- a lected as the architect for the new f -chiool house. He will begin on the Ii plane immediately C Mr. Isaac Tampkin, of Craig, who slill erect a large two story stone building on Central avenue, was in town the latter part of the week. j La4eipZ tncvy Ueoslory at 5ardialls, tI NEW COUNCIL ACTS Makes May 25th Civic Holiday to Clean up Town-Some Other Matters. The new council of the town of Harlowton have had their initial ses sion. The council met in regular ses sion last Monday night and after all the council men had qualified, the a meeting was adjourned until Thurs day evening to enable the members to attend the Musselshell Valley Busi ness Men's Association held in the Urner Hall. On Thursday evening the council met with all present. Several mat ters of importance were disposed of. r May 25th was set apart as the day up on which the city will clean up all the rubbish on vacant lots and back alleys. It will be made a civic holi r day, and all business houses are re quested to cisse from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. on that day. This is a most pro gressive step toward making the town more attractive. The matter of approving of the Van Cleve addition was laid on the table until such a time when Mrs. Van Ben Urner Home. An agreeable surprise was sprung upon the town Monday afternoon, when Ben Urner, who is so much in terested here, stepped off the train. It wasquite generally known that Mr. Urner was returning home, but few thought he would get here so soon. Those who know him say that lie is looking well, and he says himself that he has enloyed the winter. Hle attended the meeting of the Mussel shell Valley Business Men's Assocla tion Monday evening, and took an in terest in the discussions. Dr. Holloway drove his auto into town Thursday, and says that tne roads are tine for ten miles on this side of his ranch, but from there in the roads were very muddy, and that it was difficult to make a good run. t About 10,000 sheep are at the sheep pens a few mires north of town on tie line to Lewistown. There will be some wool there in the near future. r ANOTHER BOOST e r Milwaukee Road Publishes a Book e let on "Montana, it's Resources and Opportunities." ' The Milwaukee road is certainly e "going some" in the advertising line, and the Musselshell Valley is receiv s ing some benefit from what the coin d nany is doing. The latest advertising s is a neat and artistic booklet on "Montana, It's Resources and Oppor e tunitles." The booklet is not ready d for general distribution, but when it t gets into the hands of eastern people o It will be an eve-opener. r On the outside cover is the famous ad. of the Milwaukee, the western d plainsman plowing up the gold Dol lars in the valley of the Musselshell. a The picture is well colored, and very e artistic. The names of Ilarlowton, t Lavina, Musselshell and Roundup stand out prominently, thus giving the towns along the line a good boost e even if the reader should not read tne contents. Ie The booklet gives an accurate de scription of the state. touching on its climate, soil, rainfall, crops and their r ' yield, markets and industries. There , i is nothing axaggerated, everything : contained in the book is the truth, ; and actual statistics are given to prove statements that would other n wise appear exaggerated. In the mat o ter of yield for instance there is nothing claimed that is not a matter l of common knowledge of every per son in this section who knows any ; r thing about the yield of grain, it states that the average yield of wheat is ýiO bushels to the acre, and gives l cuts of fields that actually produce 0 that much. The Musselshell Valley comes in for its share of advertising. There are four cuts of rural scenes taken v from the Musselshell valley. There e is one taken on the ranch of Lewis Penwell, another from the ranch of Catlin Bros. near Dorsey, and one in ° the vicinity of Harlowton. Each of e the pictures are clear and distinct and are the best pr.of of the state ments made relative to the produc tivity of tai soil ip tills villey. l Cleve and A. C. Graves will be able to attend a meeting. Then a special meeting will be called and the matter discussed. The only objection to ap proving the addition at the present time is the fact that the city is not in a position to open Main Street to that. section of the town, The council also made provision to have three more lights placed upon Central Avenue. When these lights are installed It will light the street from end to end. D. C. Dreyer, who is interested In the Stevens, Dreyer Hardware Co., who is living at Glendive at the pres ent time, will build a home here and move his family in July. Joseph Liberty, of New Lisbon. Wisconsin, one of the purchasers of the Fitzpatrick ranch, spent Sunday on his Judith Basin ranch, where he had some fun with the fish. He re turned to Lewistown Monday morn ing. 5TH OF JULY PICKED As Date of Celebration, Advisory Board Selects Various Committees. 'I'l' supervisory committee ror the Fourth of J lly celebration appointed by the Musselshell Valley Busine-s Men's Association met Thursday evening and started, what- is likely to by the biggest celehirat ion ever held in this section of Montana, by appoint ing the various committees to look after the work. The 4th of July this year comes on Sunday and since Lew istown is likely to celebrate on Satur day, the committee thot it expedient to have the celebration here on Mon day the 5th. Plans have teen made to have that day set apart to corn memorate tliie nat ion's birth day. The following comomittees were then sc ected: Commit tee on Finance-- W. O. Straight chairman, C. N. Friday and I. S. McQuitty. Commit tee on Entertainment: W. C. Husband; chairman, H1. E. Hawley, 0. J. Stevens, A. T. Auderson and II. E. Marshall. Committee on Advertising-A. IT. Eiselein: chairman, Grover Perkins and Mr. LeClair. Committee on IDecoratIons-- Ben lJrner; chairman, E. F. (toss, hick McQuitty, Mrs. ('.N. Friday and Mrs. L. W. Curtis. Committee on Fire Protection-i. B. Blethan, chief and the chairman each of the other commlttees. Committee on Music- Anthony Dreyer; chairman, E. E. Pitney and S. L. Hodges. Committee on arrangements--L. I). Glenn chairman, Mort Lewellin, C. L. Hash, E. A. Tamn and Dr. S. K. Campbell. Committee on Fireworks-L. Swan son; chairman, George Gannon and Hl. Hogi Committee on Order --Subject to the approval of the mayor, M. M. Johnson; chairman, Jake Karnop, .I. .J. Hall, J. Buckley, Len Weber aid W. C. Qualls. It was the sentiment of the super visory committee that the advertis ing be distributed as soon as possible and that toey get out posters for the neighboring towns by about tie 20tm ii of this month. It will also be neces sary for the committee on finance to act in the near future, as a great deal will depend upon the success of that committee. Richard Raw, of Hercail, was a vis itor the fore p rt of the wetmc. Mr. and Mrs. Guy hartwell, Davis and Mrs. Will .lenizen spent one day this week in Harlowton. Mrs. W.C. Jenizen of Cruse, expects to leave in a short, time for Portland, Ore., where she will semendl the Sut-' R. R. Lea is drawing the plans for the Tamnkin's block to be located across the street from t he Gannon Confectionary Store on Central A.e. Mr. and Mrs. G. II. I)yvis who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Jenizen at the Shawmut ranch, hale gone to house keeping at the OK Ranch. They have closed their St. Paul, Mlnn. home, and will probably spvnti t4e muwmer iu the west.