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The Harlowton News
The Continuion of The Musselshell News VOL. 8 RARLOWTON. MEIAGHER COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1909 No. 46 BUYS LARGE TRACT Milwaukee Buys Landin Sweet Grass County-Ten Miles East of Harlowton. The 7,000 acre ranch belonging to E. 0. ulark and J. W. B'iley known as the James Anderson ranch has been sold to the Milwaukee Land Company. The ranch lies east of Melville about 10 miles. The consid eration was approximately $35,000.00. The Anderson ranch is located southeast of Harlowton and about ten miles east of Melville on the Musselshell slope of the divide, and is one of the best stock ranches in the country. A very large percentage of the ranch is tillable, and although there is very little irrigated land on it nevertheless it is well adapted to dry farming methods. There is some conjecture as to the object of this purchase by the rail road company. Some believe the deal has some bearing on the propos ed line to the Park from Harlowton. Many are of the opinion that the Milwaukee people are behind the new road. It is probable that the Milwaukee Land Company will pursue the policy in reference to this tract that it is in regard to others, in that the land will be divided into small farms and Mrs. C.N.Friday Shot in Foot. While picnicing in the country last Sunday Mrs. C. N. Friday sustained what might be called a lucky acci dent. The party consisting of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Friday and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marrs were shooting at a mark with a 22 caliber Marlin rifle. Mrs. Friday was holding Lhe rifle with the muzzle pointing downward when it was accidentally discharged. The ball passed through the fleshy part of two toes. No other damage was done. Elxcept for the inconven ience of not being able to get around for a time, there is no serious injury. More New Wash Goods at Mar shalls. Louis Penwell was a passenger to Lewistown Wednesday evening. Johnny Grant, the Contractor from Twodot, passed through Wednesday on his way to Roundup. Mr and Mr. W. C. Jenizen were in from Shawmnt during the week and took out a load of supplies for the ranch. L. E. Shepherd, the stock man for the Milwaukee, spent several eays in town during the week looking after some railroad matters. Ben Hines is doing some riding for A. C. Graves. In the early days Ben did considerable riding on the range so that he is at his old trade. The new are light has been installed on Central avenue opposite the Mon tana Lumber Company's office. Har lowton continues to adopt metropol itan methods of lighting. MEMORIAL DAY Lewistowa Will Observe the Day With Appropriate Exercises-- Veterans To Take Part. Lewistown will commemorate Me morial Day with appropriate exercis es. Mayor Phillips and the City Council have placed the matter for arranging for the observance of the 30th of May in the hands of a general committee composed of Alderman J. L. Stuart, S. W. Pennock, Erank E. Smith, J. W. Ackerly and James M. Croft. This committee will appoint sub-committees to have charge of the music, program, decorations etc. It is probable that the committees will follow the usual plan. A pro gram will be given in the opera house, and then the veterans of the Civil and Spanish-American Wars will be invited to take part, and a parade may be made to the cemetary. Charity Ball. Several of the local Elks have re ceived invitations to a Charity Ball to be given by the Elks of Lewistown in the new Bright Hotel next Mon day evening. Like many of the Elk's social affairs the ball Monday even ing promises to be a very pleasant affair. It is possible that several from Harlowton will make the trip. sold. The colonization of this tract i means an increase of trade for Har lowton as the ranch is tributary to I the town. f - Oil Stoves at Marshalls. At the last meeting of the council provision was made to secure a good tire bell. H. T. Bodine, the humane officer from Billings, was in town the fore part of the week returning to his home Monday. B. B. Blethen is building a fence around his place with a gate opposite the fire hall so as to make easy access to the engine. Arbor Day, May 11th, did not slip o by without some observance in the b town of Harlowton. Several nursery agents made the town during the week. and a few of the citizens t bought some trees and other shrub- f bery. B. B. Blethen has set out trees along the street in front of his shop. If all the trees planted this year ma- s ture, the money will have been well I spent as nothing adds so much beauty s I to a town as does trees. DR. ROSS LOCATES HERE. Brother of E. F' Ross the Merchant Be gins His Practice at Harlowton. Dr. E. F. Ross, formeraly of Ar mington and a twin brother of E. F. Ross, the merchant, has decided to lo cate in Harlowton, and has already established his office in the Graves Hotel. He is at the present time at tending his brother, H.e L. Ross, Who has been on the sick list for several weeks. Mr. Ross is not a stranger in this vicinity. His many visits to Harlow ton in the last year or two has brot him a host of friends. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1895, and later took a post graduate course in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. After completing his medical educa tion he practiced ten years in Massa i chusetts. At the end of that period I he moved to Armington where he practiced for two years, and served as physician and surgeon for the Billings r and Northern Railway. Mr. Ross is still a young.and vigorous man, his r twelve years practice has brought him a great deal of experience in the medical profession. The people of Harlowton will be glad to learn that he has decided to make this his fu ture residence. Have Enjoyable Time. Mrs. H. t. Hogl and Mrs. S. 0. Johnston entertained a few guests on Monday evening of last week at the home of John Ross in honor of Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Hughes who are leaving the city. The evening was t spent in card games and other amuse- t ments. Supper was served at 11 o'clock which all enjoyed, after sup- c per the two were given a handsome souvenir of cut glass. Those present were: Mesdames G. Clark, H. Hughes, S. 0. Johnston, W. Folwell, H.M. Hogl, W. B. Galvin, I A. Anderson W. VanDyke, G. Lane, D. Wright, J. Kremer, O. Rader G. Gannon, Miss Davies and mother, 'Miss Jennie Turney, Mrs. H. E. Marshall and mother. Burglar Nabbed. Joe Cannon, (not Speaker Joe) was I brought before Judge Detrick Tues day morning to answer to the charge of burglary and upon pleading guilty, was bound over to the district court, and ball fixed at $1,000. The burg lary was committed some time Sun day from a shed in the rear ot the 1 Hedrick home and the plunder con sisted of different articles of wearing apparel that belonged to John W. Nelson and which he kept locked in a trunk. The things were not missed until Monday when "Jack" recogniz ed some of his "glad rags" on several individuals around town and he at once became suspicious and notified an officer who succeeded in rounding up the culprit and landing him in jail. Cannon was taken to the coun ty seat Tuesday.- Inland Empire, Moore. TO PLAY LEWISTOWN Harlowton will open the baseball season by playing Lewistown on the latter's grounds on Sunday. The team will leave Sunday Morning. The boys are all in good condition. but have not had as much practice as Manager Lewellin wanted before the first game. CALKINS MAKES APPOINTMENTS Freight Department of the C. M. & P. S. Has New Of ficers. R. M. Calkins of Puget Sound, traf fic manager of the Milwaukee & Pu get Sound road has wlade the follow ing appointments which became effec tive May 1: W. P. Warner of Butte, as assistant general f reight and pas senger agent. He will have charge of the freight and passenger business of the road from the western boundary of Montana to and including Lom bard on the east. His headquarters will be in Butte. F. D. Burroughs was appointed to the position of assistant general freight agent with headquarters tem porarily in Chicago, later in Seattle. W. J. Keeley was appointed divi sion freight and passenger agent with headquarters at Miles City, having supervision over the territory in North and South Dakota and in Mon tana as far west as Lombard. Hugh Chittick was also appointed as general live stock agent with head quarters at Miles City. IV~n President Taft as he appeared at the recent dinner at the White House tendered to western senators and re presentatives, which Senator Carter of Montana attended. WORK AT SUMMIT Large Gang of Men and Teams Are At Work Reducing Grade. H. Spivak, who makes his head quarters here and who is manager for McIntosh Brothers of Milwaukee, has supervision of a big piece of con struction work at the Summit. lie says he has about 250 or 300 men making dust at the Summit, and the work is for the reduction of the grade. Mr. Spivak has been endea voring to get hay for the large num ber of horses that are employed on this railroad work. The headquar ters of McIntosh t'rothers will be moved from Butte to tie Summit in a few days. Roundup's first city election was held May 4, the independent candi date, for mayor, J. W. Newton win ning out over David B. Loney, citi zens, by a vote of 140 to 71. Dr. S. K. Campbell has been ap pointed city clerk by the council. Attorney W. C. Husband has been employed to do some council work for the city. JEWELRY STORE GOING UP n E. F. Robertson is Building a Two Story Structure on Cen teal Avenue. A Work has been started on the new a jewelry store which is being erected E on Central avenue by A. F. Robertson, sI the jeweler. V. Antonish is doing b the stone work and R. R. Lea, the P architect, will have charge of the wood-work. The building will be two stories in ei height and built of stone. The di- 0 mensions are twenty-five by fifty feet. a The lower story will be entirely used for the Jewelry store, while Mr. Ro- b bertson expects to use the entire up- t per floor for living rooms. a The work Is progressing nicely and I in the course of ten days the walls ai will have been completed. It is said b there is a larger amount of good tl building stone going into the new ri drug store, than has gone into any I stone building put up in Harlowton a yet. Council Meeting. At the meeting of the council Thursday evening it mas decided to begin work at once on building the slaewalks. Engineer Sprague will be engaged to drive stakes so that the sidewalks will conform with the es tablished grade. Property owners will be notified by Marshall Karnop to put in the sidewalks, and if it is not 4Qne the city will proceed to do 0 it' and charge the property owners g with the expense. JI An ordinance respecting the atten- h tendance of alderman at regular ri meetings of the council was passed. R At the meeting next Thursday night t it is likely that an ordinance respect- ei ing vagrancy and also an ordinance si regulating the speed of automobiles h and other vehicles will be passed upon tl BUILD BIG WAREHOUSE Milwaukee Road is Establishinlg a Wool House at Lriai. The Milwaukee company is erect ing a big wool-warehouse at Lavina. The building will be ready for the coming wool season. This ware- i house will be a great convenience to wool growers in the the vicinity of Lavina. WOUND IS SERIOUS Leo Simonton May Have Blood Poison lag--Bullet Foed by Dr. Attlx With X-Ray Machine. Leo Simonton, the twelve-year-old brother of Mrs. Rossman, who was " accidentally shot last Thursday on the Rossman ranch near Cruse, is now 1 r in the St. Joseph's hospital at Lewis town. Dr. Attix located the bullet beneath the knee pan. It was thought at first that the bullet had entered the bone, but instead it glanced along t the big bone of the leg. It was with difticulty that the mis sle was extracted, and there is grave danger of blood poisoning, which may -rove serious owing to the fact that r the wound is very deep. Leo is a plucky little chap and his 4 friends all hope for his speedy recov- 1 e ery. He urged that his mother be I not Informed of the accident, and e pleaded that he be not sent to Min e neapolis where his mother lives. Mrs. . Rossman, who is with Leo at the hos . pital, and who was the only person n present at the time of the accident, I r. carried the wounded boy to the rail- I e road track, a distance of three-quar- t n ters of a mile. A tramp carried him the rest of the way to the station of Cruse, where he and his sister boarded the train for Harlowton. S. L. Hodges made a business trip to Martlnsdale the fore part of the week, and while there took advantage of the opportunity for some dandy trout fishing. Sam is very enthusias tic over Martinsdale and expects to be cashier of the bank that is to be establaised at that point. NEW LINE TO PARK Survey Is Being Made and Pros pects Bright for Construction This Summer. There have been a great many ru mors of railroad building this sum mer in different parts of Montana, but none has greater possibility of working out in fact than the proposed line from Harlowton through Mel ville and Big Timber to Cook City. A gang of surveyors, with engineer Criss of the Milwaukee at the head, are now working on a survey from Harlowton to Melville. There iscon siderable wealth and executive ability behind the project which makes the prospece particularly bright. Chief among the promoters are the Van Cleves, the wealthy ranch own ers of Melville. It has been the plan of these people for some time to build a line from Harlowton to Melville. Mrs. Van Cleve, who is a splendid business woman, in a recent visit to town stated that the line was a certainty, that provision had been made for capitalizing the scheme, and at the right-of-way had also been cinched. She also stated that the Glass Brothers, who are big rancners between Melville and Big Timber are interested in the road and are pushing it with energy. A BOQUET. Industrial Review Published in Iowa Sizes Up Har lowton. The Industrial Review published in Reclville, Iowa, in a write-up on Harlowton and its industries has the following to say: "One of the best and most prosper oup towns that can be found in this glorious State is Harl wton. It is justly noted as a town of beautiful homes and as an unequaled place of residence as well as being a busy mart of trade. It is also famed as a town where the occupants, more gen erally than in other towns of equal siZe, are the owners in fee of the homes they occupy. Here are found the luxurious homes of the rich, the cozy places of the well-to-do and t he cottages of those in the humbler, but no less honorable, walks of life. There is now offered by the place profitable field in several lines of merchandise. The trade is constant ly increasing with the settlement of the county, and the growth of the town will scarcely know serious check before it shall have attained a popu lation of more than what it now has. Its people make common cause with those of the other towns in ad vancing the general interests of the county at large." Track Team to Nissoula. The Lewistown track team consist ing cf Frank Wright, Ed. Johnson, Army Collins and Leo Ivens, passed through Harlowton Tuesday morn ing on their way to Missoula, where they will compete in the inter-scho laqtic track meet, which was held Wednesday and Thursday of this week. They were accompanied by Professor G. L. Wait and Miss Agnes Trost acting as chaperon.. Miss An nabelle Funk will represent iFergus County in the declamatory contest, Miss Elizabeth Von Tobel,. Pearl Robinson, Harold White and Jim Cannon were also in the party. The boys say they are in the pink of condition, and have high hopes of carrying off the honors. They seem to think they are especially well pre pared for the sprints and hurdles. Hold Hearing In Helena. It is stated in the Gazette that the board of railroad commissioners will hold a hearing in Helena in the near future on the question of a connec tion between the St. Paul and the Billings-Northern at some point in Fergus county, undoubtedly at Ju dith Gap. This matter was up be fore the commission earlier in the year and it seemed that then the commission had no power, according to an opinion of Attorney General Galen, to force a connection of the two roads. It is quite probable that the late legislature has given the commission new powers. Fresh fruit at Marshalls. There is a liklihood that the road will be completed to Melville this summer. The plan is to build thru Melville and Big Timber to Cook City and thus get an opening into the Yellowstone National Park, The ilwaukee company favor the scheme and are lending all possible aid to further it. It is thought by a great many that after the road has been completed, the Milwaukee com pany will take it over, but until that time the officials of the road will of fer every inducement to help the in dependent concern. The Earlings, H. Spencer and R. M. Calkins are among those who are interested. Be sides this support, the promoters have some strong eastern .ccnnections, that are back of the project. The new line will open up a very fertile region between here and Big Timber. It will also stamp Harlow ton as the railroad center of this sec tion, and induce more travel over the Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound, and the vast region to the south will settle up with greater rapidity and the major portion will be tributary to Harlowton. Business Meeting. The meeting of the business men held in the irner Hall was not as well attended as the former nmtetings. The night being stormy prevented many from putting in an appearance. The only matter of importance to be passed upon, was a request in the form of a letter to the state capitol building committee, that it was to tihe best interests of the state that the work of architects, contractors and material men be selected from residents of Montana. D. I). Sparks of Miles City transact ed business here the latter part of the week. A. C. Graves spent the fore part of the week on Shields river where he was buying several cars of cattle. A. I). Jones, the Milwaukee land man, spent Thursday in town. lle looked over the Winnecook property with a view to buying. Dr. Tice came down from Twodot Thursday In the big red automobile belonging to Stanley Smith from Smith Brothers ranch.. Stanley drove the machine in himself. George Pennell, the civil engineer from Roundup, came in from Big Elk Thursday evening where he had been doing some surveying, and returned to Roundup the following day. The Helena Record has the follow ing to say of the Martinsdale hotel: "Mitchell and Sherman are the pro prietors of a first-class hotel at Mar tinsdale. The board is the best the market affords." ESSAY CONTEST Prize Essay From the Eighth Grade Pupils on "Early Pioneers" to be Publigsed. The last Friday in May of each year has been set apart by the Mon tana legislature as Pioneer Day, and that on the afternoon of that day the public schools of the state shall con duct appropriate exercises in the way of studying and discussing the pio neers and pioneer history of Montafla. The News offers to publish the best essay written by any member of the seventh or eighth grades in the Har lowton public school on the subject, "The Early Pioneers." The essay will appear in the souvenir edition, which will be out the first of July. The essays must be in the hands of the judges not later that the 28th of May, must not be over 1,200 words in length, must be legible and written in ink on one side of the paper bnly. Pioneer I)ay comes on the 28th of May this year. There is quite a large number In the seventh and eight grades in the local school and some good essays may :e expected. Besides being a good training the writing of the essay will in a small way commemorate the day. It is hoped that all the scholars will take an interest in ithe contest, and show the grade of the work that is being done by the local schools.