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The Harlowton News
The CoGninuMIen of The Musselhell News VOL. 3 HARLOWTON. MEAGHER COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1909 No. 47 WILL TOUR MONTANA Sestir Carter ad Celttee sa ri Satin Will lavestigate West Is Septeaber. Senator Carter, chairman of the senate committee on irrigation,which will this summer make a tour of in vestigation through the West, has announced the Montana itinerary as follows: Aug. 31, leave Chicago 6:15 p. m. Sept. 2, arrive Glendive 6:15 o. m. Sept. 4. leave Glendive 10:50 p. in. Sept. 5, arrive Billings (special train) 7:50 a. m. Sept. 6, arrive Huntley (special train) 8 a. in. Sept. 6, leave Huntley (special train) 8 p, m. Sept. 7, arrive Cody. Wyo., 7 a. m. Sept. 8, leave Cidy, arrive Corbett 7:30 a. in., arrive Powell, Wyo., 1 p. m., leave Powell 6. p. m. Sept. 9, arrive Helena 11:20 a. in. Sept. 10, leave Helena 1 p. m., ar rive Great Falls (special train) 4 p. m. Sept. 11, leave Great Falls (special train) 7 a. m., arrive Vaughn, auto mobiles to Fort Shaw, 8 a. in., leave Fort Shaw 6 p. in., arrive Great Falls 7:30 p. m. Sept. 12,1 eave Great Falls via. Great Northern special 2 a. in., spend day in Milk river valley, between Havre and Dodson dam; leave Havre 7 p. m. Sept. 13, arrive Browning (special train) 7 a. m. Sept. 14, inspect St. Mary's lakes and canal. Sept. 15, return to Browning about noon and leave on specIal; arrive Kal ispell via Columbia Falls on special. Trip to foot of lake and return, leave Kalispell 6 p. m. Sept. 16, arrive Spokane (special train) 7:25 a. m. WATER WORKS SYSTEM To be lastalled This Summer-Plenty of Water--Expert says Conditions Favorable. A waterworks system in Harlowton c will be established before long. The n machinery for the plant is already on h the way and some of it will be in- I stalled before the town opens up for its big celebration on the 3d. This news comes with more or less pleasure to those who desire to those who de sire to have trees and lawns, but are not able to water them under present I conditions. George F. Gould, who represents c Fairbanks, Morse & Co., the company that will put in the engine and pump, ii was here Thursday and Friday look- c ing after the proposition. He says the machinery has been shipped and that it ought to be here very soon. On Thursday evening. Mr. Morse and a large number of the stockholders in the concern inspected the site on the top of the hill north of town. An artesian well has been sunk here, and there is a splendid flow of water. For nearly seven months there has been C ober 700 feet of water, so that the water supply is inexhaustible. Mr. Gould, who has had considerable ex perience in installing machinery in r large wells at-d for waterworks sys tems, states that the conditions here are very favorable for a first -class wa- s ter system. Changes Hands. The Blue Ribbon bowling, pool and I billiard hall was the past week pur chased from Mr. Wm. Barney, of I Moore, by J. P. and E. J. English, formerly of Minnesota, consideration $2,000. John English has taken charge and has already started to I make many changes which will be of I advantage to the patrons of the place. Special attention will be given to the bowling alley, always assuring the players of a pin setter and courteous treatment. The spectators stand will be cur tained off from the main part of the building thereby allowing more pri vacy to ladies who have taken up bowling as a pastime. Parents are requested to inform their children to keep away from the place as Mr. English has taken a firm stand in this matter and under no consideration will he allow minors to be around the building. We understand from Mr. English that we are soon to have a roller rink and moving picture show as he is in receipt of a letter from Jacob Grady of Monona, Iowa, inquiring about conditions as to this business. He has answered favorably and will soon expect to hear more definite news from Mr. Grady. Seth Wilson, manager of the Keol er ranch on the American Fork spent spent Thursday in town. JULY 3RD IS THE DAY That Harlowtea Will Celebrate Ii stead of Sth--Gamees Scheduled. Harlowton will celebrate the na tion's birthday on the 3rd of July. This change was made to accomodate I Lewistown, and also to enable the ball teams of Lewistown and Harlow ton to play at both celebrations. Lewistown has planned to celebrate on the 5th. Manager Lewellin has I scheduled a game to be played there for a purse, and has also arranged a I game with the Lewistown team to be played here on the 3rd. This arrange ment will allow both townis to cele brate without a conflic in dates, they will be a mutual help to each other. It was rumored that Moore would probably celebrate on the 3rd, but now there is some talk of aban doning the plan, and having a baseball tournament there instead later in the season. I At the celebration here on the 3rd " there will be many novel features. The advisory committee have decided to make all the attractions free. The ball grounds will be built long before the 3rd, and on that day the gates i will be thrown wide open. No ad misson fee will be charged during the day. Several of the various committees have met and laid plans. The adver tising committee has got busy with the advertising, and large posters are t being distributed throughout this - section. The financial committee think it will be possible to collect º enough to make the celebration one of the best in the state. There will 1 be entertainment and fun all day long for the big crowd that is expect ed. Odd Fellows to Move. At the regular meeting of the Odd Fellows held in the Urner Hall Mon day night, it was voted to move to the new hall over the Harlowton Gro cery store. The Odd Fellows will I move the brst of June and the new I hall will hereafter be known as Odd Fellows Hall. LOCAL NEWS d al Red, White and Blue Bunting at Marshalls. sl Portiers and Couch Covers-just re- si ceived at Marshalls. Z Thos. Kirby is putting the finish- b ing touches on the Harlowton Gro- % cery. n N. E. Burgess who has a claim be tween here and Judith Gap spent Wednesday in town. Mrs. W. C. Jenizen and Mrs. G. H. Davis drove to Shawmut post office for the mail on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Fitch, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn. has taken charge of the ranch known as the "79" ranch. C Mr. Guy H. Davis, who has been ill with rheumatism, is gradually im proving in health at the 0. K. Bar ranch. Attorney Glen Bills of Judith Gap came over Wednesday to transact some legal business before Justice d Hodges. James Fisher has returned from Townsend, and has been busy the I latter part of the week in building a sidewalks in front. of his lots, before he returns. Attorney W. J. Jameson, of Round- i up was in town Wednesday on his way home from Lewistown where lie had been on business. Mr. Jameson is doing a real estate business at the coAl town. TWODOT OFF THE MAP. The Towa of Twodot to Have Name Changed to Earling--Petition Being Ciroulated. The town of Twodot is undergoing a revival and boom that is novel. In terest has been awakened in the town for the reason that a petition is r being circulated among the citizens to have the name changed from Two dot to Earling, in honor of Mr. Earl h ing who is the president of the coast r extension of the Chicago Milwaukee e & Puget S.und. Prominent citizen, b say that the name will surely be g changed. The town was originally named after Mr. "Twodot" Wilson 11 who lived at Martinsdale, and was e an extensive cattle rancher. He adopted two dots for his brand, and from this brand he derived his nick I- name. It is possible that in a short it time the singular name will no long er be in use. EARTHQUAKE Shock Felt by the People of Harlowton Also by Those of Other Towns. Hariowton was visited with a slight I earthquake last Saturday night. The 4 shocK was quite perceptible in many of the larger buildings. It came I about 9:15 and the tremor was suffi cient to attract general attention, al though few understand the cause. Those who were indoors could notice the vibrations distinctly. Water in I glasses could be seen to tremble, and I electric light globes were set sw ing ing. Many attributed the distur bance to the wind. Those who were in the new Gravesj hotel say that the shock was percept bledfor several seconds, and later the belief was confirmed that a small earthquake had visited the town. The next day brought reports from Great Falls and Lewistown that buildings there had been shaken. I The following statement from Great 4 Falls shows that the shock was gener al in this section of the state; Great Falls, May 15,-An earth- I quake shock of several seconds' dura tion, which was quite severe occurred here this evening at 9:15 o'clock. Buildings in all parts of the city 1 were shaken and many residents were so frightened that they ran out of their houses onto the streets. Bot ties were jarred from shelves in a number of buildings, but no damage of any extent has been reported. There were apparently three shocks, which came in such quick succession that the time elapsing between them was hardly noticeable. A dispatch to the Tribune from Havre stated that a distinct shock was felt there at 9:10. Buildings shook so that peo ple were frightened, and many ran out of them The shock lasted only a few seconds. A shock was reported, to have oc curred at Wagner, Chouteau County. I at 9:16 p. m. Buildings rocked, and the low rumbling sound suggested the passing of a heavy train. The disturbance there appeared to run from north to south, and was of about 30 seconds' duration. Saco, Valley County, reported a shock at 9:15. Buildings were badly shaken, but no damage was done. There were two waves, a light one being followed closely by a second, which was heavier, lasting eight or nine seconds. Choteau, Teton County, reported a BATTLE OF ? THE ROADS V a Competition Pacific Coast Traffic is Keen--All Transcontinental t Lines Involved. t The contest for the Pacific Coast ( passenger traffic will soon be on in c dead earnest. May 25th marks the binning of the Alaska-Yukon Expo sition rate of $50 for the round trip from Chicago to Seattle, and it is al- 1 so apt to mark the beginning of a bit- I ter battle between the Hill and Har- I riman interests. The competitors in the field at the present time are the C Great Northern, Chicago, Milwaukee t & St. Paul, Soo, Canadian Pacific, I Northern Pacific, and Union Pacific. I It has been estimated that 1,000,000 I tickets will be sold over these roads 4 to the coast this summer. The Chicaro, Milwaukee & St Paul I has entered the battle of the fine trains with considerable energy. An- I other fast train has been put on be- I tween Chicago and Minneapolis in ad dition to the "Pioneer Limited," and the other roads are striving to meet 9 the competition. As a result of this sharp competition for the business of 8 the exposition, a standard of passen s ger traffic service will be reached that 5 is higher than has existed heretofore. - with one road trying to out-do the - other in its bid for patronage. Never it before has so much money been spent e for railroad advertising. The Minneapolis Journal in speak e ing of this competition between Y Minneapolis and Chicago, says: n "The Milwaukee road will shatter Ls the "thirteen-hour" agreement le e tween the seven Chicago lines. Wi id ginning May 16 a train will leave c- Chicago at 9:30 a. m. and will reach rt St. Paul at 9:30 p. m., and Minnea K- polls at 10:10 p. m. This will pass a new train, to be known as No. 11, t heavy shock at 9:12, which lasted sev- 8 eral seconds, and was felt by practi- t cally the entire population of the town. Vaughn, Cascade County, reported a rather violent shock at 9:15. but no damage was done. A dispatch from Malta, Valley C County, statos that the people of that town were startled by a shock about 9:20 p. m. which lasted about 20 seconds. Windows rattled, and t dishes in some of the houses were shaken from shelves. A message from Zortman, in the l Little Rockies states that the shock was felt strongly there but no dam age was reported. SHARP AT GLENDIVE. Glendive, May 15.-At 9:16 o'clock this evening Glendive felt a very per ceptible seismic disturbance. It seemed to be worse in some portions of the city than in others. A num ber of men gathered in the Masonic Temple rushed from the building be Ileving it was about to fall. In many homes dishes were thrown down and broken. The shock lasted probably for two or three seconds with un usual rapid vibrations. It was at first thought a heavy wind approaching the volume of a cyclone had struck the town. According to telephone reports received here the disturbance was of wide extent. It was felt at Forsyth west of here. Reports received by train dispatch ers indicate that the strongest dis turbance extended from here to Dick inson, N. D., east of that point it was very light. The dispatchers in the new Dickinson depot were fright - ened from their posts. The town of Glasgow, on the Great Northern, was badly, shaken. The operator at Fryburg. N. D., says the building was badly shaken. HELENA HOUSE DAMAGED. Helena. May 15.-At 9:15 o'clock to night an earthquake shock lasting several seconds was felt here. A num ber of people have reported that their houses were distinctly shaken and that dishes and furniture rattled. The only damage reported is that at the residence of Herman Paul, 510 Rodney street, the front retaining wall of the house having been thrown down by the shock. The wall was ten feet high and two feet thick. d leaving Chicago at 8 a. in., and will run like a greyhound between La n Crosse and Minneapolis. The Mil waukee will also put on a train that f will leave Minneapolis at 9:45 p. m., t and will arrive in Chicago at 10 a. m. The Nortnern Pacific, on May 23, l will run the North Coast Limited through to Chicago and will reduce the time between Portland and Chi cago by fifteen to seventeen hours. On that date the Oriental Limited of the Great Northern will also take up the shorter time sciedule between the Pacific coast and Chicago." A big legal battle i also on between the Northern Pacific and the Union - Pacific, practically between 11111 and Harriman interests. The Interstate Commerce commission has issued an k order commpelling the Northern Pa cific to allow through ticketing off the Union Pacific at its Portland ter uminal, over its lines to Se ,ttle. The Hill interests will take ar appeal to the United States court from this order, and endeavor to involve the order in litigation through the sum mer, so that it will be ineffective. Under the old order the Union Pal Sfic passenger west-bound for Seattle - had to transfer and buy another tick - et at Portland, as the Union Pacific i does not enter the latter city direct. f - - - S Notice. There will be Cat 'olic services in t the school-house Sunday morning. Father Artz of Townsend will be e here to conduct the services. For r further particulars inquire of Mrs. t George Gannon. Rev. Krieger of Garneill spent Wed n nesday in town looking after the in terests of the Methodist. Episcopal cr c urch of this point. The building of the church is progressing nicely under the supervision of Mr. Dreyer, e and when completed will he one of h the finest churches in t his sect ion of t- Montana. It is being built of cement a blocks and already begins to take on 1, in arti stic finish. RESERVATION OPENED Registration Polits at Missoula, Kallapell, Couer D'Alene City and Spokane. Missoula,May 19- Under a Washing ton date line The Missoulian today says that at a conference of officials of the general land office, a tentative scheme was decided upon for the re gistration and opening of the Flat head reservation in Montana the Couer d'Alene in Idaho and the Col ville in Washington. The Flathead reservation contains about 1,200,00() acres, tho Couer d'Alene about 400, 000 and the Colville about 400,000. All three reservations will be opened at the same time. Registration points for all three reservations will be es tablished at Missoula, Kalispell, Couer d'Alene City and Spokane. The registration period will proba bly begin July 10 and end on August 15. At the close of registration the drawing for numbers will take place for all three reservations at Couer d'Alene City. The probabilities are that while the drawing will be disposed of and the lucky persons notified in August and telligent selection of their locations. The homesteads under the three irrigation projects at Arlee' St. Igna tius and Poison will probably be drawn for at the August drawing. The lands under this irrigation pro ject, that will not be completed un til 1910 and 1911, will not be disposed of until the districts are in such con dition that settlers may have water for irrigation purposes immediately, without living two years on the un productive homestead lots. It is generally believed by the west ern members of congress that the proposed plan of opening will prove far more satisfactory than those which have been pursued in the past at other reservations, as 1i will give full opportunity for people of the east to visit, not only reservation lands, but the surrounding country. Unless something unforseen occurs, the president's proclamation under the general plan above outlined will be issued the latter part of next week. -Intermountain. cli LOCOL NEWS 'P ad Ladies Auto Scarfs for breezy days TI at Marshalls. wi New Silk Petticoats in fancy colors Sb at Marshalls. pr Louis Penwell returned to town Thursday morning. S. B. Muller was a Roundup visitor F during the week. % W. Johnson, of Dorsey was a bust- It ness visitor Wednesday. tc Frank Miller of Dorsey spent the tr fore part of the week in town on at business. , .1 George Smith, has taken George w Hell's place in the shops in the rail- P road yards. Mrs. Rader was suddenly called to n Livingston Thursday by the illness n or her sister. I John Spring, representing The Royal t Tailors, Chicago, is calling on his n customers. si Guy H. Davis and Mrs. W. C. Jenl- n zen made a business visit to the ranch a I one pay this week. e a Mrs. 0. J. Stevens returned Thurs- p i day from a visit with friends and re lp-tives in Minneapolis. t C. N. Friday is in Kaysee, Wyo., on business and will not return until v the beginniug of next week. s P. C. Dreyer, who has been spend- t e ing the last few weeks in town left t . on Friday for his home in Giendive. I W. S. Ferris, special agent of the I - Connecticut Fire insurance Company, e spent Wednesday in town inspecting - risks. c George Gannon has been doing some scouting for wool and hides on the Billings-Northern during the past week. n George F. Gould representing Fair ?* banks Morse & Company: of St. Paul. e spent the latter part of the week in ir town. He is interested in the new I 4 water-works system. Mr. Joseph Kountz, the banker from Itozeman was a prominent busi ness visitor the latter part of the `i week. Hle thinks that Hlarlowton is a first class town with a bright fu g ture. r, Paul Henry Lavassor is the name f of the secretary who was arraigned f in .Justice hiodge's Court Wednesday at and plead guilty to vagrancy. He in was fined $.iO which was promptly 114.~ LUCKY BLAZE Fire Coasames Hogl's Cold Storage Mon day Morning--Other Build lags Saved. On Monday morning at ton minutes after seven, the citizens of Flarlowton were startled by a tire that broke out, in the cold storage room belonging to IT. M. Hogi. The building is back of Hogl's saloon. Although strenuous efforts were made to put out the blaze, the entire building was de stroyed. Max Maas, the hastender, was alone in the saloon at the time, Mr. Hogi being at Lewistown. He noticed thli fire and hurried to the telephone, hit experienced some difficulty in getting word to Fire Chief Blethen. As soci as the tire department was notified, there was not much time lost in get ting the engine to the fire. They e was a strong gale blowing from the west and the citizens were compelled to work with energy to save the sa loon and also the new building now In the course of construction, belonging to Galvin and Clark. The fire had made considerable headway before the chemicals were poured on, buit the engine worked satisfactorily and played the important part in saving other buildings. The boys all worked well, which was the cause of saving the other buildings. The walls of the building were to tally destroyed and much of the ice lying next to the walls was also de stroyed. Mr. Hogl figures his loss at about 8800. When he returned fromi Lewistown and heard of the fire, lie put on a smile and got a gang of car penters at work to rebuild his cold storage. By Wednesday noon t he building was entirely rebuilt so that the loss of ice was reduced tc the minimum. TO VISIT MONTANA. Minneapolis Business Men to Tour Mon tana In June--May be Enter tained Here. Minneapolis business men to the number of seventy-five will tour Mon. tana about the first of June in a spe cial train. The trip was planned by the Chamber of Commerce of Minnea polls for the purpose of showing the advantages of that city as a mark't. The train with five sleepers at tacked will run over the coast. extension of the Chicago Milwaukee & Puget Sound. Lemmon, S. I)., will in all probability be the first stop, and from there a run will be made to Hletitin ger, Bowman and Marmarth in N. 1). From here the route will be thoruwln Miles City, Forsythi, Musselshell, Roundup, Hiarlowton, Twodot and iii to Lombard. At. Lombard the train will run back to Hlarlowton, and a side trip will he taken up the Judith Basin to Lewistown. Sto i will be made at the pleasure of the part y Wallace Nye secretary of the Comi mercial Club of Minneapolis has I le matter in charge and announces in the colums of the Minneapolis Jour nal that t le full particulars of tihe trip are not ready. but that tickets may already be obtained. lie also states that the excursion is not fitr members of the Commercial Clth alone but for Bankers, Manufactur ers, jobbers, retailers, railroad and professional men as well. On Thursday afternoon the exeiu tive committee of the Musselsh tit Valley Business Men's associatitn were called together, and a meet ing was held in Attorney Hlushand's of flee for the purpose of laying plans hr the entertainment of tihe party should they make a long stop at this poiat. It is possible that the special will be installed here over night., and in t lie event the business men will get out with the band and give the visit trs the glad hand and perhaps a banquet. 'The secretary of the local club w ill correspond with Secretary Nye, and determine as near as possible the ti ne of arrival at Hiarlowton and 1 ao amount of time to be spent here, atter which moredefinate plans will be la 1. A tennis club is to be organic d r here in the near future. The equtp menti has been ordered and 1 he grounds have been selected. Aro g rthose who have signified their int -'n t ion of joining are: S. L. Hodges, W. C. Husband, II. E. Marshall, Ir. E. F. Ross, E. A. Tamm, M. II. Graham and Will Robertson. It has alse been planned to have matchis with " several outside clubs during the sum I mer and one on the 3rd of July for v wfich a purse will be offered. y if you want a good oosition, try the want column iu The News.