The Harlow ton Ne ws
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fred Marrs and Miss Eula Franklin ti'
are Married--Death of Mr. in
Marrs Sr. Follows. be
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
Moline "Iron Clad" wagons, always
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
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
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
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
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
Report of Grammar room for the
month ending, April 30 1909.
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.
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
See Marshalls window display of
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
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.
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
Mrs. Wellington and her little son v
from Winnecook were in Tuesday to t
attend to some business matters. n
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
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
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
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
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
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
r Milwaukee Road Publishes a Book
e let on "Montana, it's Resources
' 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
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
5TH OF JULY PICKED
As Date of Celebration, Advisory
Board Selects Various
'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
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.
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.
Committee on Fireworks-L. Swan
son; chairman, George Gannon and
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
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.
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