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The Harfowton News
The Coatianse d th M..Idh.Ill N.w, Vol. 4 RARLOWTON. MEAGHER OOUNTYT, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1909 No. 5 MURDER AT ROUNDUP Bedy of Murdered Womam Fouad in the Ruuelshell liver Satur day Afternoon. The body of a woman, identified as that of Mrs. Franc Kopec, of Round up, was found in the )dusselshell River near that place Saturday after noon. Upon examination it was dis covered that the woman had not drowned, as the lungs were still filled with air and the body showed signs of strangling or choking. The body of the woman had been in- the water apparently for about 36 hours. It is thought that the woman was murdered by her husband, Franc Ko pec, who is now in a critical condi tion as a result of attempting his own life with a knife. Kopec was tried at Lewistown and examined a month ago for insanity and was committed to the state asylum, being adjudged insane. However, he was released by the authorities after a two week's confinement, and every indication points to his having killed his wife in a At of insanity, after which an at tempt was made to commit suicide. F. H. Knopf, represenative of the International Correspondence Schools is here this week. Mr. Knopf tells the News man that a large num ber of the young men here are taking up courses along different lines of professions and trades. LEASES BAKERY C. Barrows Takes Charge of The Harlowtoe Bakery Mr. Schoet tier Leaves. The Harlowton Bakery, which was bought from Peter Winters by Engineer Bostwick several months ago, and which has been under the management of Rudolph Schoettner, was leased by Mr. C. Burrows on Tuesday. Mr. Burrows is well known in lTariowton, having been employed in the shops here for some time. He is a first-class baker, having had con siderable experience in that line. Mr. .Schoettner will leave here in a few days. Ladies White Lawn and wash skirts at Marshalls. Miss Mable Patterson from Wash. came here Wednesday afternoon to spend a few days with her brother, Harry Patterson, at this place. $500 reward will be given to any one that can tell who got the most paint, the telephone office or Mr. Graham. Look Here Low fare tickets from stations on this railway to Seattle, Tacoma, Spo kane, Portland, Victoria, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City and dozens of other points West and Northwest, on sale daily until September 30. Tickets good to return until October 31. Stc p overs and choice of routes. Complete information regarding train service, railroad and sleeping car fares, routes, and descriptive folders free. F.A. MILLER, Gen'l Pass. Agent, Chicago, Ill. The best Binding Twine "Deering" at Marshalls. Miss Lida E. Allen is visiting at the Home-Crest. Deering "Ideal Giant" Mower-the best at Marshalls. T. and Joe Kelly two eastern par ties were in town a few days this week looking for some land. If you want a self heating sad iron "Talk with Swanson." The practical mechanic. J. H. Freeman from Castle was here Thursday. He stayed until Fri day. F. J. Cameron and wife from Irene, Montana, visited in the Pride of the Musselshell Thursday and Friday. The goodness of goods is more important than the poorness of prices. irner Mere. Co. To be well-Dressed Buy Mens Clothing and Shoes at Marshalls. Taken Up. Gray Mare, weight 1200 badly cut with wire, branded po came to my place the N. W. 1-4 of 26 R 9 T 16. Owner may have same by calling and paying expenses. J. A. Raitt. TO MOVE OPERA HOUSE On Central Avenne en Lets eirth of Dr. Campberls New Offcee The Harlowton Opera house, which is owned by the Harlowton Grocery Co. will be moved on to the lots north of Dr. Campbell's new office building on Central Ave. Work on same will commence this week some time. Wright & Kremer have the contract for the work. The new location will be a good deal more desirable and will be more convenient for the public. Mr. H. B. Meyers the manager expects to get some first class troops to stop off here as soon as the opera house is moved and in condition for use. Special to the News. Hensel, N. D., July 29.-W. C. Hus band, formerly of this place but now of Harlowton, Montana, is in a very critical condition. Just as the long expected thing was to happen and the minister asked him to step up to the alter, Mr. Husband, from sheer force of habit, protested and that he was not ready to proceed and demand ed delay. The bride, whose name is withheld, in a great rage chucked him. Mr. Husband is now under the care of a skilled physician, who says that he might possibly pull through, but that he will never look the same. A Slight Accident. M. I. Caine, who is a freight con ductor on the Milwaukee between here and Melstone, met with a slight accident the latter part of last week. He happened to be near a chain which broke and struck him on the head, resulting in a scalp wound about two inches long. Mr. Caine is now at his home here in town and is getting along nicely. NO REDUCTION Present Immigrant Rates Sufficient ly Low--No Chauce to Secure Eseteft Far .Labor. The Lewistown Daily News says that the question of farm labor in this part of the country has been a vital one for the farmers in this sec tion, and all efforts so far to secure extra help in reaping the large crops of the country has met with but little success. Secretary Croft of the Commerical Club has been trying to secure some special rate and inducement from the Milwaukee and Great Northern roads, whereby the thousands of immigrants from the east may be brought to Montana and given employment in the harvest fields, but from present indication no special rates or trans portation facilities can be secured and the prospects of much imported labor is not very good. It is claimed by the passanger de partment of the two roads that the present rates for immigrants is as low as it can possibly be made. The rates, as they are 72 cents pzur hund red miles from St. Paul and $1.15 from Chicago, while the regular first class rate is $2.10. In comparison, this rate is apparently sufficent, but the prospect of foreigners or aliens coming this far west is limited even at the present rates. When others fail "Talk with Swan son," The practical mechanic. Mrs. Flora Ross, now located in the Bazaar building wishes to an nounce that she is ready to do all kinds of facial and scalp massage, either hand or electric vibrator, also hair dressing. Her prices are reason able and work guaranteed. Phone 7. ANOTHER LAND DEAL H. 0. Hampton of Mobridge S. Dak. Buys 480 Acre Tract of Laid Near Harlowtoe. Mr. H. 0. Hampton, a wealthy merchant from Mobridge, South Dakota, who for the past weeks has been in this city, bought a small tract of land near Harlowton through the Graves Holley Agency, this week. The tract lies about 15 miles east of Harlowton and is a most valuable piece of land. Mr. Hampton has been in this vicinity for tite past week looking over different land proposition, and thinks that an investment in Montana land is a sure thing. Ceretana Flour-the Best-is also a Montana Flour-only at Mareballs. TIiE MJFSIC Is the Name of a New Theater, Which Will Be Opened Here By Local Parties. A company of local men was organ ized this week, and the new A. C. Graves concrete building, north of the Musselshell Valley National Bank on Central Avenue, has been leased by this company for the period of one year. The company consists of T. F. McDowell, president; C. E. Relif, secretary and A. J. Dreyer, treasurer. They will open a high grade moving picture show in this building, which at times will be turned into a vaudeville theater. Harlowton has long felt the need of such amusement, and its citizens and the traveling public in general will be greatly pleased to hear that their long felt needs along that line are about to be filled. It is now hop ed that they will show their apprecia tion by giving this new project the hearty support they deserve. The Majestic will open up with one of the best moving picture machines on the market, and will be operated by an experienced man, whose efforts will be to produce a clear and dis tinct picture that will not tire the eyes like those in the average moving MANY CHANGES At The Local Depot--Chief Operator Magette Transfered to Butte, Montana. The past week has seen many changes at the local depot. Geo. Magette the chief operator has been transfered from this place to Butte, P. B. Mosher taking his place here; Operator Gullick has been transfered to Forsyth, O. Hollandick relieving him here; Operator Robertson being roleived by J. Mclntier has been transfered to Baker, Mudtvs, sand Ed. Colliar, the baggageman has been transfered to another place on the Milwaukee line, I. Hines taking his place. Mr. Robert Glenn, brother of Att. L. D. Glenn at this place has 'just accepted the position as ware house foreman. Those that have been transfered as well as those that steped into their places are well known to the people of Harlowton, having been here for some time. A bunch of the Lewistown state milita company passed through here Tuesday on their way to Helena, where they will take part in the state shoot. L. W. Curtis went up to Lewis town Wednesday. Mr. Curtis has several jobs of plumbing and steam fitting at that place and will perhaps stay at Lewistown several weeks. Mr. Elwood, a land man from Seat tle, was in town the latter part of last week looking over some land proposi tions in the vicinity of Harlowton. He was well pleased with the country and will return in the near future. OVERFLOW LOCALS Subscribe for The News Miss Shafer is now ready to give lessons in music on the mandolin, piano and guitar. $1.00 per lesson. Studio at W.B.Galvin's residence. 5-8 Mr. Geo. Farr, J. Prentice and J. Souer, a traveling salesman for Ward Candy Co. of Aberdeen S. D., spent Thursday forenoon fishing in the Musslshell. Mr. T. P. McAlpine and Mr. C. Jude both of Maple Lake, Minn., were here the fore part of this week visit ing with Mr. Whalen of the North Whalen Co. E. M. Jenizen started the erection of a five room cottage on his lots back of the Marshall store, this week. The entire house will be finished with oak on the inside and when completed will be one of the most comfortable little cottages in the city Mr. Jenizen expects to move into same as soon as completed. In publishing the picture of the Musselshell Valley National Bank last week we forgot to make note of the fact that Mr. R. R. Lea is the architect of the bank and that Mr. A. J. Dreyer is only the architect of the plans of the picture published, which is a close resemblance to the plans of archietect Lea, from which the bank is built. picture show. The building will be arranged in regular theatrical style, and no money or pains will be spared in making this theater the most up to-date and comfortable of its kind in the state of Montana. Only the lat t films and the best illustrated sotm&, accompanied by a good singer, wi be shown, and an orchestra of no lit a masical ability has been secur ed, which, will play at the Majestic every night Occasionally they will have audeville troops of superior ex cellhee6 stop off here in order to give theif patrons t ochange. The com pany tihfopns u tiat their one aim is to make th Tome of goqd things. Ins of tile company are weW Harlowton and will 0 ucetion. The News sin litat their efforts will reee hearty co-operation of I~HrlQwt gionity and that they will meet w ig but success. The Majesti cts to be ready forkhe first ent ailment about the 15th of next naopth. The exact date will be apnotinftd in a subsequent issue of a News. FOUR DROWNED President Staffek, of Billigs Coun cil, His Little Daughter and Two Women. Billings, July 25.-As a result of a boat capsizing on the Yellowstone river, four drowned here this evening. The victims are: Alderman John C. Staffek, his daughter, 6 years old, and Minnle Wagner and Tressie West, domestics in the families of Herman and L. C. Lehfeldt. The victims and four other persons were hr the boat, which w: s over loaded. The craft began to dip wa ter, and one of the young women be came frightened and jumped out, causing it to overturn. Two of the young women secured hold of Staffek, as did his child, and the four sank to gether. Joe Buller, who was in the boat, succeeded in getting one of the girls to the shore and the other clung to the boat and was rescued. The 6-year old child of Ludwig C. Lehfeldt was carried down stream and was rescued just as she was sinking for the third time. She was resuscitated and has recovered. The catastrophe happened above the dam of the Montana Water com pany, and the body of the Staffek child was seen to go over the dam la ter. The body of one of the young wo men was taken from the river near the headgate of the water company's ca nal and the other was raised a little below the point where the boat went over. The body of Staffek has not been found. Mrs. E. Rorvik left for Miles City yesterday afternoon, where she will visit for several weeks. A. C. Graves, R. II. Holley and C. Brooks were business visitors down at Cruse Wednesday. Sam L. Hodges went up to Martins dale Wednesday. He will stay at that place for several days. Ben Randolph, manager of the Threeforks Hardware Co. of Three forks, was in town over Sunday; FOR SALE-One bed, two rocking chairs, two plain chairs and one wash stand. Will sell cheap for cash. In quire at Wilder residence. A young woman, high school graduate would like work, where board is in cluded with salary. Can cook well. Address The News. Miss Mable Miller a school teacher from Lewistown has been visiting with Mrs. E. F. Ross since Thursday. From here she will leave for her home in Wisconsin. T. Hanzlik has rented his barber shop for six weeks to Ed. Jaekle of this place. Mr. Hanzlik will leave for Seattle sometime this week to take in the fair at that place. On his way out he will register at some of the Indian reservations and before returning from Seattle Mr. Hanzlilk w ill visit several cities on the coast. BEN URNER LEAVES For San Diego, Cal., Where He Will Jel His Family--He Will Return The First of Year. On Sunday morning of this week Benjamin ITrner, of the Urner Mer cantile Co., at this place, left for San Diego, Cal. He was accompanied by Miss Burk a sister-in-law of his. Mr. Urner has been here about three months and while here he looked after his interests at this place. He will visit with his family at San Diego until about the first of the year, he will then return to Harlow ton. Mr. Urner has many friends here, who regret to have him leave. Return From Trip. The party consisting of L.D. Glenn, his father and mother and Misses Edna and Beatrice Caine, who left on the 21st for a tour through the park, returned the forepart of this week. The party made a tour through the entire Land of the Geyser and they cannot say enough in praise of the grand sights there. They were in company with about twenty-five other sight-seers, and were taken through by the Shaw & Powell C'amp ing Co. F. M. Melin, Supt. of the Rockey Mountain Division was in town T'ues day and Wednesday. G. II. Tenney from near Judith Gap was a business visitor here on Tuesday of this week. Mr. Tenney Is a brother to Miss Helen Tenney, who is opening a music studio at this place. Mrs. A. M. Zeiter of Butte arrived here Tuesday to accept a position with II. E. Marshall as bookkeeper. Mrs. Zeiter comes here highly recom nended as a bookkeeper. BUYS LAND Near Moore--E. H. Murrphy Buys 1040 Acres From Dr. W. L. Long, Lewistown. A deal was made at Moore t lie lat ter part of last week by which E. II. Murrphy, a land man from Ill., who has been staying around JIarlowton the past month, became owner of a 1040 acre tract of land, which adjoins the townsite at Moore. Dr. W. A. Long of Lewistown selling the land. Mr. Murrphy has been in and around Harlowton the past month or so, and while here he has been looking over the land with a view of buying. He isso taken up with this country that he says this is the only place for him. Having traveled over the entire west lie has tinally come to the conclusion that Montana is the best state In the west. J. F. liumphery, one of the wealth lest land owners of Aberdeen, S. I)., and his brother, C. I. a mail clerk on the Milwaukee, have also bought a tract of land consisting of nearly 500 acres near Moore. These two gentle man will perhaps establish a blooded horse farm on the tract they just bought. Notice to the Public. I hereby wish to give notice that my wife, Mrs. H. II. McMahon, has de serted her husband, Mr. If. Ii. McMa hon, the undersigned, and that I will under no consideration pay for bills which she may contract. Signed, II. II. McMahon, Ryegate, ;Montana. Dated July 26th, 19tiO). 5-7 We have still a number of souvenir issues left. Send one to your friends back east. LEAVE FOR SEATTLE Mr. and Mrs. L Fitzpatrick and Son Start on a Trip to the Coast Wednesday. On Wednesday of this week Mr.and Mrs. Fitzpatrick and their son left for a visit on the coast. They will also take in the fair at Seattle. Mr. Eltzpatrick sold his ranch near liar lowton several weeks ago and will now take a long needed vacation. They will remain at t he coast about two months, after which they will again return to make this place their home. Mr. Fitzpatrick owns a large number of resident lots here and he also has about 600 acres of land which he kept when he sold his ranch. Their many friends wish them an en joyable vacation. WILL MOVE HEAD OFFICES Affairs of the Montana Railroad From Chicago Hereafter--to Be Independent. The Montana Railrroad, including that portion that thereof included in the Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound system between here and Lombard, as well as the Lewistown extension, will be operated in the near future from Chicago instead of Helena. However its operation will be independent of the transcontinen tal system and Mr. Gunn at Helena will retain the presidency. All ac counts will be handled at the Chica go office. This change necessitates the remov al from Helena to Chicago of a por tion of the office force of Auditor Jer ry Welsh. Treasurer Mapes has re signed and will be succeeded by F. G. Ilanney, of Chicago. Auditor Welsh will be made traveling auditor of the Milwaukee and Puget Sound lines west of the Missouri river, his terri tory extending to Seattle. A. J. Hill, at present chief clerk in the auditor's office at Helena will go to the Chica go office permanently, while Paymas ter F. 11. Smith is transfered to the office of 11. B. Earling, general super intendent at. Butte. C. M. Trout, car accountant, will be sent to the division superintendents office at Three Forks. L. G. Davis, the travel ing auditor, will enter the station service at Ellensburg, Wash. FIRST ANNIVERSARY Judith Gap Citizens Will Hold a Grand Celebration the 15th of September. It has been decided by the citizens to celebrate the first birthday of the town on September 15. Arrange ments are being made to secure horse races, ball games, roping contests, bucking contests and other typical western performances. The first sale of the city lots was made July 28, 1908, but it, was over a month later before any buildings were completed. The 15th of Septem ber was selected because of the gener al gooI weather at that time, and also because t he farmers have then about completed harvesting. Everybody put a shoulder to the wheel. We still have a number of Souvenir Edit ions left at 10 cents a copy. Send one to your friends back east. Fishing Tackle-the right kind at Marslalls. Gets Literature. The Northern Pacific Railway is ex periencing such an extremely heavy demand for its literature pertaining to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposi tion that in addition to a total is suance of 7 ,000 copies of its elabor ate booklet and many thousand small leaflets, a new edition of 25,000 copies of ad attractive sixteen page pamph let has been struck off and provided to its passenger representatives. This makes upward of 200,000 pieces of literature which the Northern Pa cfhic has issued and distributed during the exposition and every indica tion is that further supplies of the matter will be required before the Fair is over. Buy I)ain Stackers and Bull Rakes at Marshalls. If you need a Heating Plant, "Talk with Swanson," The practical mechanic. When you are in the market for an Electric Sign, "Talk with Swan son," The practical mechanic. The services to be held here next Sunday by Father Artz has been post poned unt iI a later date. For Sale after July Ist-One Per cheon Stallion 5 years old, weight 1600 call or address. C.M. I)uRand, Delpine, Mont Miss E. Phillips, of Groveland has been here the past week visiting with friends. Work on the side walk from the depot up to the Graves Hotel was commenced this week. The lower part of the sidewalk below the hill will be of sinders, the part going up the hill will be of wood. Mrs. Ethel Folwell shot and killed a small eagle this week, which had been carrying away some of the small chickens belonging to Mr. RoEs.