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The Harlowton News
The Contio g ef TLn Musselahell News VOL. 4 RARLOWTON. MEAGHER COUNTY, M01'TANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST, 1:1, 1909 No. 7 lAIL STORM IN JUDITH BASIN NIt as Much Damage as First Re ported--Many Wiadows Broken in Moore and Lewistown. Moore was the center of a hail storm Wednesday afternoon, which covered about three miles by one and one-half miles wide. Some of the hailstones were as large as good sized eggs and covered the ground at some places to the depth of about three inches. It was at first reported that the entire crops around Moore had been com pletely destroyed, but further inves tigations show that only the crops on a few farms have been destroyed. It seems that the hail started four miles from Philbrook toward Moore, for no hail fell at Philbrook. Their was no hail, but a heavy rainfall at Stanford; Straw, no hail; Natal, no hail; Hedges, no hail; Benchland, no hail. A large number of windows were broken in both Lewistown and Moore. The afternoon passenger from Lewistown passed through the storm, and 18 broken window lights were the result. Wm. Murdock from Rothdemay is in the city today. Deputy Game Warden, Berkins, from Lewistown passed through. here o's his way up to Dorsey today. Some sneak thief tried to steal Ben Stevens dog this week Monday, but Ben arrived on the scene just in time to prevent the theif's actions. The probation officer of Kalispell has ordered all white girls under twenty years of age working in the Chinese restaurants of that city to surrender their positions-a move upon the part of the official that; will be heartily endorsed by every one who knows of the degrading influences surrounding any establishment oper ated by an Oriental. Mr. Lewis Kalberg and Mr. C. Evens from Glendive arrived here Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Kalberg is one of the fitnt- that is putting up the new store building on the lot north of the L. D. Glenn law office, and Mr. Evens is here looking over the town with a view of locatinghere In some kind of business. Evens left this afternoon for his home in Glendive, while Kalberg will remain here for a short time. A GOOD LECTURE "Echoes of the Orient" By Rev. Percy McMahon Last Sunday Night Was Well Attended Every seat in the M. E. Church was filled last Sunday night, and not a single person left disappointed. Rev. McMahon gave an illustrated talk on the Holy Land, which was very interesting and the pictures alone were well worth while going to see. 56 slides were shown, which is only half the slides belonging to the lecture. Next Sunday nightMr. McMahon will continue his 1 ecture and all are cor dially invited to attend. State Land Register F. H. Rap has made settlement with the state treas urer for the business of his depart ment for the month of July the amount being $39,018.36. This was distibuted among the various state educational institution funds. The Butte Miner's Peyton me morial fund has reached the gen erous proportions of $1,500. This money is for the benefit of the family of Game Warden Peyton who was killed, while in the discharge of his duties, by Flathead Indians. THE SHERRYS HERE Will put on a High Class Show in Harlowton, August 21.--Musical Sketch Artist. 'The Sherrys" high-class comedians, peerless musicians, vocalists and dancers will be here in the local opera house August 21. This company is no fake, but a company of high ability and good reputation. All their comedies and music are the latest, which you will see by reading their program. Remember the date August 21. Station Agent William, of the Great Northern railway at Fort Ben ton, was recently arrested for his failure.to correctly post the arrival of trains, a statptory provision of Mon tana requiring all railway agents to do this. Tell your friends about the lecture in the M. E. Chyrch Sunday night. TO HAVE MORE POWER Harlowton Light & Water Company to Get Enough Power to Rum The New Mill. It has been stated in several news papers that the mill at this place has just completed contracts with the Harlowton Light and Water Company, who are to supply the new mill with all the power. This however is not true, as the power company is not yet sure as to whether they can secure enough power for this, in case they should be able to get enough power they will undoubtedly supply the mill. Mr. Goss, the manager of the Har lowton Light & Water Company, tells the News man that securing power by means of a large reservoir on what is known as the Checkerboard near Martinsdale, is very doutful. The power for the mills in that case would be brought down to Harlowton from Martinsdale. Mr. Goss is at present making other Investigations, which will perhaps result in getting power by some other means, but at present these investigations are with-held from publication. The Place For Him. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Borchardt, who came here with that party from Aber deen land buyers last week, decided that the Pride of the Musselshell is the place for them. They have taken up a homestead six miles northeast of here and bought another quarter adjoining it. Mr. Brochardt will estab lish his residence on his homestead at once, and informs the News man that he will perhaps launch into some bus iness in our city a little later on. HARLOWTON SORE Twodot and The Locals Play Ball- Umpire's Decisions too Coarse For Harlow Fans. On Sunday afternoon we again found the local team and the Twodot ball nine pitted against each other on i he Twodot diamond. This time the game was not stopped on account of so many players being disabled, as in the game four weeks ago, but from the unfairness that was shown on the part of the umpire. Up to the sixth inning the game was 2 to 3 in favor of the locals. Seeing that IIarlowton was getting the best of the deal the umpire became so "rotten" in his decisions that the boys become dis heartened and quit. FOR SALE-House and lot of C. C. Hall in Graves Second Addition. Prices and terms reasonable. Inquire of L. D. Glenn. 7tf Misses Dorathy Veasey of Melville and Lillian Heagen of Butte have been staying at the Hotel Graves the past few days. There are forty-two threshing machines operating in the Judith this year, and it is predicted that the wheat crop of that section will amount to four millions of bushels. PASS EXAMINATION Three Pass State Examination--Four 'Teachers for Next Term. At a recent meeting of the board, arrangements were made for renting and seating two extra rooms for the accomodation of the school. The high school will take up the work of the first year and also the second if necessary. Returns have been received from the eighth grade ex amination which was held here in May. Those successful in passing the examination were Alma Bergquist, Mamie Anderson and Jacob Turney. Following are the names of teachers for this year: Primary grade, Mary J. Davies: intermediate grade, Miss Nellie Harden; grammar grade, Leska Laughlin; high school, Miss Laura Foote. Harry Rose, manager of the Inter state Telegraph Co., of Butte, and who was convicted of registering a bet on a horse race in defiance of the statutes, has been fined $100 in the criminal court of that city. Ed. Sylvester, associated with him in the same offence, was lined $500 and costs. The Interstate Telegraph Co is considered a corporation or ganized for the sole purpose of aiding in the violation of the anti-pool room law. Among recent prominent visitors to Montana was Governor Johnson of Minnesota. Don't forget the lecture in the M. IE. Church Sunday night. THE INGRATE (Copyrig , 1903.) United States Calls Cuba to Time for Buying War Supplles in Europe. TO COLO NIZE LAND Near Harlowton in Meagher County Colony of Hollanders to Take up Land. The Giltian-Penwell Ranch Com pany have just completed arrangments whereby 24,000 acres of exceptionally fertile land situated about 20 miles from this city and 7 miles from the new town of Hedges on the B. & N. will be colonized by well-to-do farm ers from Holland. Part of the tract lies in Fergus County and part in Meagher. It is the opinion of the stockholders of the firm that the work of colonizing will go forward with a great rush, as the Hollanders are deeply interested in the proposition. The Dutch are excellent f rmers and the addition of the colony to this part of the coun try is a fortunate occurence. Fr. Heuvel, a Catholic priest, who is interested, has accomplished a great deal in the work of inducing che Hollanders to come to Montana. He, however, has established several very successful colonies in the western states and the Hollanders place a great deal of confidence in him. In addition to the settlement of the land arrangements are now under way for the irrigation of a great por tion of the tract to be colonized. Sur veyors are now at work on the irriga tion projects and engineers are busily engaged in preparing plans and estimates for the construction of numerous reservoirs and dams in that section. OVERFLOW LOCALS Read Marshall's ad. Genuine bargains at the Mill End Outlet Sale at Marshalls. Don't forget the dance August 16 at the Harlowton Opera House. Men's Clothing greatly reduced at the Mill End Outlet Sale at Marshalls. Shoe prices to fit any purse at the Mill End Outlet Sale at Marshalls. Get the biggest dollars worth you ever bought at the Mill End Outlet Sale at Marshalls. Mr. William Gottleib and Miss Helen Gottleib were Lewistown visi-' tors Wednesday. Mr. Whalen, of the North Whalen Land Co., has been up near the Snowy mountains the past week. A. P. Good went up to Lombard on Wednesday of this week and remained at that place until Thursday after noon. L. M. Law, general townsite agent of the Milwaukee, passed through here on his way home to Roundup, Thursday afternoon. Mr. C. McCaughey arrived here from Miles City the fore part of this week to accept a position as clerk in Mr. A. P. Good's office. A big dance will be given in t he Harlowton Opera House next Monda' night. Excellent music will be fur nished by the Harlowton orchestra. This will be the first dance given in the opera house since being moved on its new location, and it will prove a good one. The land which is to be colonized was pu rchased from the Moule and Hedges Ranch by the company when It was organized in October of last year. Until the present time the company has been a sheep concern and for the past few months large herds of sheep were allowed to graze on the grounds. The company has been very successful and Tuesday thle firm declared a 12 per cent, dividend, which is indeed an excllent showing for a company which 'has only been organized ten months. The Giltinan Penwell Land company was organized by Lewis Penwell of this city with a capital of $89,000, and th e 12 per cent dividend which was declared by tlihe company will amount to about $10,220. Ike Morehouse, for many years proprietor of a Butte gambling house, recently died it California of diabetes. .James M. Ilinkle, a promineint member of the Butte Civic League. an organization professing to have for its object the reformation of the big mining town, was recently ar rested in a poker game during a raid made on gambling houses. lie tried to conceal his identity under t he namer of J. M. Doe, but the prosecuting attorney wouldn't stand for the at tempted deception. lake Karnop is busy these days col lecting dog taxes. Opportunity awaits you at the Mill End Outlet Sale at Marshalls. Don't delay attending the Mill End Outlet Sale at Marshalls. George Pirrie of Rothlemay came in from his ranch yesterday. Shop early while assortments are at t heir best at Mill End out let Sale at M arshails. Agents for the Remington and l'n derrwood typewriters were in town this week. John J. Bullard, a piano dealer from Lewlstown, came in today from t hat city. He will stay here a few days. Hert Henry of Ryegate was in town Ioday. Mr. Henry is one of the live real estate men from that town and ie tells the News reporter that, llye h ate will see a great boom t his fall. .1. B. Smith, president of the im migration Bureau of Aberdeen, S. 1)., .who came to town last week with a party of Aberdeen land buyers, left for that city this week Thursday. Mrs. T. F. Bunting, who has been making this her home the past year eilill leave for Walden, Wash. in a few Neeks, where she will join her hus hand, who is an engineer on the M1il a an kee. About six of the young boys from his city spent the fore part of tihe ., ek fishing up on the Nortnh Fork ,f the Musselshell. They succeeded in lauding a nice string of trout. A NEW ROAD County Surveyor E. J. Spach Laying Out New Roads From Harlowton To Judith Gap. E. .1. Spachi, the county surveyor. is at present surveyllig a new road from this city to .1uditll Gap and then on to Living Springs. Mr. Spach is at present at, Judith Gap, where he is making his hieadquarters while doing this surveying. This new road is badly needed and when finished will mean a great deal to both Judith Gap and Hlarlowton. The homesteaders near the Gap are also going after the commissioners for some other new roads. Now this would be a good plan for our city to adopt as it is badly in need of good roads. The roads leading to the Sweet Grass Country and to Bercall are such that it is nearly impossible for one to drive on them, with even asmall load. This is a question of vital importance and should be taken up at once. The rainfall for the month of July broke all records heretofore known in this state. Was Surprised. Harry B. Mitchell and son, Fergus, and C. E. V\idal and son, Forest, all of Great. Falls, Montana passed thru here in an auto on their way to the Boulder River, where they will spend a short vacation fishing. Mr. H. 11. Mitchell, who is the editor of the Great Falls Trihbune, was greatly su r prised at the growth of lIarlowton. lie had been here about. three years ago, anti lie change was so great that lie could hardly believe it to be the same c'ity. KILLED BY TRAIN Child of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bel cher Mangled by Train at Lavina. Lavina antd its enti ire community is cast into a gloom by thie sad death of Ilt.ti Fi'loyd Belchler, tlhe three year' old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ielcher at that place. She was killed by the east, hound passenger train last week Thursday. The child was playing alone under a trestle near Old Lavina, whlen she heard the train approaching. Getting out from in under the trestle on tIhe side op poisite fromi tile town, she tried to er'oss tie track ahead of tlhe train, evidently not realizing that suie was in any danger. 'Thie engineer saw the girl and applied tile air brakes, hut, was too late. halft lie t rain passed over her before it could be stopped. The little girl was still breathing when she was picked uip butill ied shortly afterwards. She was badly mangled and could hardly be recognized. Mrs. Belcler was nearly crazed with grief when informed of the sad fate which befell her daughter. The funeral was held Saturday. The services being coniducted by e.ev .1. 1'. . Anshutz. Iicyvcles for rent: at Swanson, tile Spractical mechanic. GOOD BYE OLD MERINO Only Two Buildings Left to Mark That Old Historic Town. Quaint Old Merino will soon he no more. This week two buildings were moved out to the L. I). Glenn home stead south of town, and there now but remains two log structures to remind the ol( Iiiier of the great roundups that once made the town its headquarters. The two log cabins! that were moved this week, "ere at. one titne t he piost tflle and a res taurant, and are over t Iirty years old. Mr. (Glenn thinks that these buildings are worthy of preservalion and there fore miove i the oilnliti his claim. To Leave For Seattle. Mayor A. T. Anderson and wife will leave for the Seatt le fair Sunday niorning. 'They w 1ll visit at the fair a few weeks after which they will return to this cilv. Mr. Anderson is the manager of the I'rner Mercantile o('ompany at t his place, and has long ibeen in ineed of slCh a vacation. Dr. E. F. It ss and D)r. A. M. Knight left for Melville this after nioon. Both dioctors are making a professional visit at that place. They will ret urn tie fore part of next week. A fter a mar. ied life of thirty years Mrs. Alnnila Ada S. Noe, of Bozeman, has made applicalion for a dfrorce from her venerable spouse. If you need a pump, "Talk with Swanson," the practical mechanic. FINANCIAL STATEMENT For the Town of Harlowton for the Quarter Ending July 31, 1909. RECEIPTS Balance on hand May 1, '0) $ 602.72 Licenses $540.63 Fines 440.00 I)og tax 39.00 Road tax 175.00 Reynolds sidewalk 51.72 EXPENDITURES Montana Lumber Co. lnmber for streets 418.50 A. F. Weston, clerk, salaty April, 1909 8.33 Jlake Karnop salary April, May and June 225.00 D. W. Turney labor crossings 48.75 G. W. Gannon, J. P., attach ment E. D. Jenne labor an crossings 48.75 tTrner Mercantile Co. election Supplies 18.85 M. M. Johnson, fixing jail door $2.00 A. II. Elseleln printing 52.75 Jacob Karnop street work, money advanced 351.95 S. K. Campbell supplies and express 1.85 R. Wesley meals for prisoners 33.65 E. D. Jenne work on walk; 10.00 Williams and J.ones work on walks 26.00 Ilarlowton Light C,. lights May and June 60.00 Il. E. Marshall soda 2.00 State Publishing Co. supplies 13.00 Urner Merc. Co. lumber Rey nolds lots 10.92 Mont. Lumber Co. lumber IReynolds lots 20.80 ii. ('osgritTe dray .50) Geo. Courtney freight 17.55 $ 1,380.15 Balance on hand Aug. 1, 1909 $ 468.03 VIARRANTS UNPAID B. B. Blethlen rent fire engine May and .June 24.00 A. W. Criss surveying walks atlcl cros,4ings 100.00 George Courtney dray .50 $ 124.54: The above stateme'lt is correct. B. T. STEVENS, Attest Town Treasurer S. K. (AMPBuHELL, Town ('Clerk. NEW LAW FIRM Conwell & Conwell Will Open Law Office in Harlowton at Once. E. I'. and F. 1). ('onwvell, two bro thers from Gallup, New Mexico, have decided that another law firm in BIar lowton would do well, and will launch in that business as soon as suitable office rooms can be secured. These two gent leimen are from t he Cumberland UIniverslty and have had consider able law practice. At present E. P. ('onwell will he here alone, but lihe will be joined by his brother about, the middle of October. The firm will be known as Cuonnell & Conwell. Ilolbson, a station on the Billings & Northern railway, is to be lighted by electricity, provided by the Sam uel W. Gebo plant, of Lewistown. I)uring the month of July there were an unusual number of tires in Great Falls, but the damage to prop erty only amounted to some three hundred dollars. Tie Interurban Electric Railway line connecting Bozeman with sur rounding points will soon be com pleted, a portion of tie line being al ready in operation. A GOOD TIME The Box Social and Band Conert Given by the N. E. Ladies' Aid Proves Big Success. Notwithstanding the bad weather the box social and band concert given in the M. E. Church last night by the Ladies Aid was well attended. The band concert was of such nature that every citizen of this city, that was present, felt proud of that organ ization. Attorney W. C. Husbandgave "Spartacus to the Gladiators;" and all said it was good. The boxes all sold for a fair price, and the entire proceeds were $28.25. This money will be turned over to the M. E. Church. After the social and the concert, the band boys were given a luncheon of ice cream and cake. Taking it altogether, tile whole affair was a big success.