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The Harlowton. News
The Continuation of The Musselshell News VOL. 3 HARLOWTON. MEAGHER COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1909 No. 48 NO DOUBT' AS TO MILL H. B. Elgers Sr. and W. 1N. Smith Say Floor Hill for Harlowton is a Certainty. H. B. Eggers Sr. and W. N. Smith, of Grafton, N. D., the president and treasurer respectively of the Grafton Roler Mill Company, paid us a visit visit the during the week, and in conversation with several of their friends from North Dakota, they stated that the flour mill for Harlow ton was a sure thing. They desire to locate on the main line, and if the site should be farther west they would have to contend with soft wheat, but at Harlowton they have all the advantages and facilities that a railroad center affords, besides the mill will be able to make a big sav ing in freight rates. The wheat from the Judith Basin will be handy for mjiling, besides the wheat country around Haraowton will have a ready market. The company also expect to get a large amount of wheat from Dakota, which will be milled at this point and then shipped on to Seattle. Rates can be secured from the Mil waukee Company so that the wheat can be milled in transit without extra freight charges. It is understood that Lewistown has offered a large bonus to the mill company to locate there, but the basin city has not the railroad facilities that are afforded at Harlowton, and Mr. Eggers thinks that the saving in freight rates would in one year cover the bonus offered. While here the mill company select ed a site, which is on the west side of the old Jaw-bone track, near the stock yards Mr. Graves has offered this site for a nominal consideration, and has guaranteed all the building Stone that will be required free of vcost. The company are anxious that they be furnished a water supply for washing the grain, with this supply of water they will be in position to erect a mill here.with 300 barrel ca pacity from the outset which will be increased later on. Mr. Smith states that they expect to build this summer and have plans for a four story stone building fifty by ninety that can be easily increas ed. Both he and Mr. Eggers are very enthusiastic over the outlook and returned home Friday afternoon satisfied with the deal made. If you want a good position, try the want column in The News. Gollmar Bros. Here June 11th. The Greatest of American shows! Always an event of more than pass ing interest is that form of enter tainment which appeals most gener ally to the public, the circus, and the Gollmar Bros. this year bring it to its highest expression. It is an accepted fact that the exceptional and most artistic in act and feature has always held the ascendancy in their exhibitions and whatever of novelty has been procurable has been found in the program of the Greatest of American Shows from season to season. And in 1906 this fact will be most clearly noted for "thrillers," new enough, novel enough and suffi ciently daring to engender the high est emotional excitement has been secured. In the arena new European families will thrill, dazzle and de light the audience in what is far and away the most sensational danger de fying and expert aerial act ever shown in America, closely calling the world renowned Flying Nelsons, in their new casting, and return exer cise in which these stoical people gamble with destiny and dare death in the performance of deeds which make the hazardous loop the loop and loop the gaps, with which most readers are familiar, look by contrast like a parlor game of ten pins. There are over 100 new ring acts and in feature and exercise the new Grand Entrees will present a magnificent spectacle. The hippodromo will in troduce scores of new races and stunts and 30 of the most celebrated clowns, jesters and comlques will fur nish side-splitting divertisement for the entertainment of the audienc. A magnificent collection of wild ani mals will be on exhibition in the menagerie and a monster herd of elephants with the smallest baby of its kind in captivity. Remember the day and date Friday June 11th and the magnificent, allegorical, military and spectacular free street parade with 3 big bands and 32 pipe $5000 calliop)e at 10 a. m. MORE SIDEWALKS Chicago Milwaukee & Puget Soand Will Build Froa Depot to the Hill. The secretary of the Musselshell Valley Business Men's association has just received a communication from H. Spencer, Division Superin I tendant of the C. M. & P. S. in ans wer to requests that sidewalks be laid from the depot to the brow of l the hill. In the letter Mr. Spencer states that Mr. R. A. Good has been given instructions to build this side walk. Mr. Good states that he is ready to begin almost any time. It is expect ed that the new sidewalk to the de pot will be built and ready for use on the 4th of July. "Every little bit added to what you got, makes just a little bit more." It is a long stretch between the de pot and the hill, and when it rains it has been inconvenient for pedestrians on account of the mud. The new walk will put an end to muddy shoes between the depos, and town. Broadwater Hotel Sold. The famous Broadwater hotel and auditorium at Helena was sold Sa turday under the sheriff's hammer to satisfy judgements held by creditors of the hotel company. The bidder the Union Bank and Trust company of Helena, held a judgement for $25, 000, and had the property knocked down to them at $25,998.70, the total amount of the claim with interest. This is perhaps the most famous and high class resort in Montana. Says Helena Is Quiet. Rerie Labrie returned from Helena Tuesday where he had been on a busyness trip. He says that the capi tal is quiet at the present time, and a large number appear to be out of em ployment, while the stores are not doing the amount of. business they anticipated. This general depression is felt in Butte, Anacorida and Great Falls. SOLD AGAIN Harlowtonites Were Stang Wednes day Evening at the Farce Put On at Opera House. A large number wound their way to the Opera House Wednesday to see what was tooted to be a first class show, but lemons were handed out in large quantities. The moving pic tures were so blurred that they were Iritating and painful to the eyes. The musical numbers were ordinary, and with the exception of the trom bone solo, by the Dutch comedian, the show as a whole was much below the mediocre. The managers of the opera house are not to blame. It is their inten tion to give the public here good shows for their money. But a misre presentation is a trick of the show business, and the result is that some one bears the sting, and that some one is generally the manager as his future receipts generally indicate. DRUGGISTS ARRIVE New Firm Will Open In Three Weeks--Splendid Fixtures. H. E. Hawley and his partner George Farr both of Hensel, North Dakota arrived in Hariowton last Saturday. They brought a large part of their drug stock that they were unable to sell before leaving. They have ordered some very hand some and costly fixtures for their new drug store that is nearing com pletion on Central Avenue. Mr Haw ley stated that he expected the store would open up in about three weeks, but that he will not likely have a soda fountain. Mr. Del McGuinn also of Hensel ac companied Mr. Farr on his trip to Montana. He is representing a large number of land seekers from that part of Dakota, and will look over the country around Harlowton for several weeks. Mr. McGuinn is a grain buyer of prominence in North Dakota, but may change his l: cation if the opportunity presents itself. John Milen, of Rothiemay, was in Harlowton Wednesday and while here purchased through L. D. Glenn a parcel of ground which will be two lots in the Van Cleve addition. "NOPE, CAN'T SEE HIM YETI" / LAND WITHDRAWN Territory North and West of Town to be Reclaimed by Carey Land Act. About 20,000-acres north and west of Harlowton has been withdrawn from homestead entry under the Carey Land Act. The plat was filed at the U. S. Land Oftlce in Lewis town Thursday morning. In that part of the township in which Har lowton is situated which lies north of the river, there is very little govern ment land that is not withdrawn un der the plat just filed. The same can be said of the township immediately west. All the land south of the Mus selshell is still open for settlement The proposed ditch begins above Matinsdale and runs along the base of the mountains and reclaims prac tically all the land north and east of town between the river and the ditch. Those who have homesteads in this teritory, or who have filed previously to Thursday morning will be allowed DISTINGUISHED VISITOR President Dunaway of University of Montana Sees Har lowton. Harlowton was honored by a visit from an educated and talented gen tleman last Friday, in the person of President Dunlway of the University of Montana. He was on his way to Lewistown where he was scheduled to address the graduating class of the Fergus county high school, but on ac count of the delayed train from the east, he was unable to reach Lewis town in time for the exercises. Hle spent the time between trains look ing over the town. Although disap pointed in not being able to get to Lewistown to deliver his address, the President did not loose the oppor tunity to drop a bouquet for Harlow ton. It was his first trip into this section, and he was surprised at the substantial growth and development of the towns and surrounding coun try. Ira Caine, a brother of Mlsses Edna and Marie Caine arrived from Spok ane, Wash, Wednesday where lie has been attending college. Monday evening Miss Edna Caine was called to Twodot to take the tes timony in a land contest case before E. C. Baxter, Notary Public. The Federal Government was represented by Attorney Skinner, and the defen dant,Sanford Moore, had attorney E. M. Hall of the Attorney General's office as his councel. The sworn tes timony in this case will be used by the General Land Office at Washing ton in deciding the cage. to prove up, and retain their claims. It is thought by some that this ac tion has been taken to retain sheep range and is therefore questionable but the demand for land in this sec tion is so prevalent, that the parties interested must act in good faith or lose their rights. The immediate resultsof the action of the board in withdrawing this land will be detriment to Harlowton as it prevents settlers locating in the vici nity of the town. However the re clamation of a large portion of the territory that will come under the ditch, which would not otherwise be settled, will in the end have benehi cial results. The railroad, school and deeded lands in this section will be left for settlers and it is very likely that this will be grabbed as soon as possible. INJURED IN A SMASHUP Mr. William Lunceford Formerly of Harlowtoa Sustains a Broken Rib --Result of Runaway. - Mr. William Lunceford came in from his ranch in the mountains northeast of Harlowton on Tuesday. This is the first trip he has made to town for three weeks owing to the fact that he was badly shaken up in a runaway. Ile was alone at the time about six miles from Bercail, when the horse he had hitched in a buggy became unmanageable, and dashed away. The horse was young and strong. It ran for about a mile through fences over ditches towards Bercail. The buggy Has smashed to pieces. Mr. Lunce ford is an old man, a Civil War veter an, and a cripple. Although he has been laid up for several weeks with his injury, it is fortunate that the accident did not have more serious results. Mrs. T. F. Hlanzlik and Mrs. Frank tuckley returned from a seven weeks visit with friends and relatives in North Dakota and Minnesota on Wednesday. Mrs. Hlanzllk brought hack a neice of Mr. Hanzlik who will isit here during the summe. Allan Ross, formerly of Harlowton, hut) who is now employed in the Pal ais Royal in Lewistown, accompanied a bevy of Lewistown ladies on a trip av far as Harlowton Wednesday morning. The young people were es corting several of their friends who sere on their way to the Seattle fair. CLEANED UP TOWN Citizens Make a Big Improvement By Picking up Rubbish and Waste Matter. Last Tuesday was generally observ ed in Harlowton as a civic holiday for the purpose of cleaning up the town. The town conncli had set apart the day, and requested that the business houses should close. Many establishments closed pursuant to the request, which enabled the employees to clean up the yards and streets. The result has been very satisfac tory and beneficial. A large number of back yards were cleaned of rub bish. Stones that were a constant menace to horses in the streets were picked up, and a large part of the town took on an appearance of clean liness. The rubbish was picked up and placed in heaps, and on Wednes day Marshall Karnop had a refuse wagon gather up all the plies. There are a number of lots yet to be cleaned. It is up to the owners to see that these vacant spots are as neat and clean as the oiher parts of town. Harlowton will celebrate the 4th of July this year and it is hoped by the business men that all will take an interest in making the town look as clean and progressive as possible. It is the Intention of the council to have all the sidewalks laid for the celebration, and with rubbish and other waste matter cleared up, Har lowton can entertain as well as any of them. Will Show Again. The Orpheum Company of Lewis town, announce that A. E. Tubbs will be hier- May 31st with his moving picture machine, and a splen lid line of the latest moving pictures. ihaw goers in Harlowton will be glad to learn that the Orpheum Company tre to resume their regular shows at this point, as their pictures are clear and always interesting. Fred Marks returned home from Helena Thursday afternoon, having been there on business. EASY MONEY More Ball Enthusiasts Witness a Slaughter of the Innocents in the Moore-Harlow Game. The ball game, played at Moore Thursday afternoon between a crip pled aggregation of ball artists from Harlowton, and a team selected with good judgement from Judith Gap, Moore and Lewistown, but wearing the red and white of Moore, was a farcial display of the national game. There were some plays that contained the element of spice that keeps men and animals on the move. But dur ing the final rounds, the lads from the railroad town put on an exhibi tion, that resembled the frolic of a bunch of kitchen mechanics. It was pitiful, wearisome, scandolous and something else the way those Moore tossers circled the bases and piled up a score of 18. In hitting Hiarlowton had Moore cheated a mile, getting almost five hits to Moore's one, but the inability of the former to field and put the es sence of life into the game proved disastrous. To those who had jour neyed to the grounds with the re quired four-bits rattling in their genes, the fox and geese play of both teams at different times, brought up pleasant memories of the golden-rule days. days. "Let the dead past bury its dead." It is more fitting to look upon the sad spectacle of Thursday with optimist il gaze. Moore played snappy ball all the time, and did a few fast stunts on the chalk lines. Ed Knoff showed that he had the merchandise, and could deliver it, but Stevens is not a catcher, and does not claim to be one, so Ed did not use his main spring. The twirlers from the bench town were pounded hard, the hits being scattered, except in the fifth which did not net many tallies. Lord pitched the final round for Harlow ton, while McCabe wpund up for Moore. A detailed account of the game is not necessary. The features of the game were the hitting of the top men of Harlowton and the field ing of the Moore team. Score Harlowton fi Moore l8 H. Shoeman the saw-mill man from Sixteen registered at the Graves Hotel Tuesday evening. WILL STOP HERE JUNE 1 Minneapolis Business Men Desire to Meet Dealers Here June 1st. W. C. Husband, secretary of the Musselshell Valley Business Men's Association, has recently received a letter from W. C. Nye, secretary of the Public Affairs Committee of the Commercial Club of Minneapolis, in which he states that he is not yet able to name the exact date that the Business Men's Special will reaci Harlowton. but states that a definite schedule will be arranged in a few days,and that he will advise the busi ness men of Harlowton as soon as it can be ascertained, the date of their visit here. Mr. Nye further states that the chief desire of those who will make the trip, and the principal object of the excursion, is an opportunity to meet the business men of t he towns. The excursion will leave Minneapolis about June first. A message received Friday from Secretary Nye, states that the excur sion will leave Minneapolis May 31st, and will probably reach Iarlowton Tuesdry, June 1st. A meeting of the business men of Harlowton will be held in the Urner Ball Monday night to decide upon t he character of the reception to be tendered tihe Minnea polls guests. Wall Falls. A rather peculiar accident occured at the Hawley and Farr drug store on Wednesdu'y. 'Tie inside of the front wall collapsed, and caused some commotion around the new building. Several carnenters were at work at the time, but none were Injured. Some made the quickest get-away that has been reported in this vici nity for some time. Rebekahs Grow. The Rebekabis of Ilarlowton had an interesting and profitable session last Wednesday night, when they ini tiated eight new members. After the ceremony ice cream and cake were served which helped to make the new members appreciate their new stat us. The Rebekah lodge of Harlowton is a strong organization and is doing a great deal of good work. Read Marshall's ad. Locals Win. The llarlowton boys succeeded in puttiug it over the fast bridge build ers team Tuesday evening to the tune of 14 to -, Edison record. The exhi bition would be shameful even in teo dark ages, and was as full of mistakes and errors as the first lesson of a be. ginner in a Commercial College. The bridge builders ran bases like a child trying to cheat in examinations, get ting caught in the act. The game was replete with hits, and hot. drives that would wilt the feathers in Maude's new boa. The feature of the game was die bunco trick put on by Lord, who wound his elongated wing like a howling dervish before delivering the ball, this had the ef feet to put the "kibosh" on the pile drivers, and to give them thoughts of wonderland. Only live innings were played, but during that time 19 men had run around the entire chalk line. Nine times the locals put the ball in soimm nasty place where log heavers could not handle it.The log the heavers re turned the compliment by getting seven hits off the three llarlowton twi rers. Shirdalil,witlh the awkwa:d wing, did the throwing for the strangers, and considering the sluggers upon whose countenances he was comn pellet to gaze, lie did exceeding well, lie was backed up by a jumper named Paulson. Cooper started in to do the mound work for Harlowton, but re tired in the second in favor of Twit chell, one lean, long lithe limber rail roader, who served some wide and high ones, "Twitch" was out for the first time, and displayed a whip, which if brought down to date in working-out, would be a mean one. Lord finished the contest, and smiled sweetly all through the rottenness of the last spasm. The following is a brief summary of the agony: R. H. E. Flarlowton 6 2 3 4 x 15 9 5 Bridgers 2 0 1 2 0 5 7 5 I Batteries Cooper, Twitcheli, Lord I and Stevens; Shirdahl and Paulson.