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
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
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
'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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Among recent prominent visitors
to Montana was Governor Johnson of
Don't forget the lecture in the M.
IE. Church Sunday night.
(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
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
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
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-'
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
L. M. Law, general townsite agent
of the Milwaukee, passed through
here on his way home to Roundup,
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
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
Ike Morehouse, for many years
proprietor of a Butte gambling
house, recently died it California of
.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
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
Agents for the Remington and l'n
derrwood typewriters were in town
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
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
KILLED BY TRAIN
Child of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bel
cher Mangled by Train at
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
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.
For the Town of Harlowton for
the Quarter Ending July
Balance on hand May 1, '0) $ 602.72
I)og tax 39.00
Road tax 175.00
Reynolds sidewalk 51.72
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
tTrner Mercantile Co. election
M. M. Johnson, fixing jail
A. II. Elseleln printing 52.75
Jacob Karnop street work,
money advanced 351.95
S. K. Campbell supplies and
R. Wesley meals for prisoners 33.65
E. D. Jenne work on walk; 10.00
Williams and J.ones work on
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
Balance on hand Aug. 1, 1909 $ 468.03
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
The above stateme'lt is correct.
B. T. STEVENS,
Attest Town Treasurer
S. K. (AMPBuHELL,
NEW LAW FIRM
Conwell & Conwell Will Open Law
Office in Harlowton at
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
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
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
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