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The ~ Y Mussels~ll News VOL. 4 BABLOWHTON, YIAGH t ONTANANA FRIDAY, AUGI ST, 20, 1901), No. MOVING PIC TURE THEATER W. Gottleib and W. J. Jones to Open a Moving Picture Show--Empire Name of New Tkeater. On next Monday evening the Em pire Theater, which is being opened by Gottleib & Jones,' in the Lyons Building on Central Ave. will give its first entertainment. which will un doubtedly be attended by a large num ber of the people of this place. The Empire opens with a new Edison picture machine of the latest model, which will be operated by Sam Got tleib. an experienced operator from Butte. Miss Margaret Imoe one of Anaconda's favorite singers has been engaged to do the slnging. The the ater will be furnished with folding chairs and every effort will be made to make it as comfortable as possible. Messrs. Gottlieb and Jones are two hustlers and understand their business. Mr. Jones comes here from California and Mr. Gottlelb comes from Billings. The News hopes that the new venture will prove a big success. DIIrD OF OLD AGE Pat Noeaey an Old Timer Dies in City Jail Last Night- Age 82. Mr. P. Mooney one of the old timers of this place passed away in the city jail last night. His death was due to old age, being82 years old. "Patty" as he was generally called was known by nearly every one that has lived here any length of time. He bore the distinction of having pension No.1 of the Civil War. Mr. Mooney has been in the Soldiers Hlome in Calif ornia up to a short time ago, but getting tired of that place he skipped out and returned to Harlowton. He will be buried in the city cemetary this afternoon. BRING IN YOUR SPECIMENS The executive committee of the Musselshell Valley Business Men's Association met in Attorney W. C. Husband's office last week Friday, for the purpose of discussing the proposi tion of making a collection of grain and vegetables raised near Harlow, to be placed in the Milwaukee adver tising car. The committee made a small appropriation to carry this work through and appointed W. C. Hus band to take charge of the collecting of specimens. Every farmer in this vicinity should take enough interest in this to at least bring in a few samples. It will mean a great deal to Harlowton and adjacent country to have a good display of grains and vegetables in this advertising car. The following are a few rules which should be followed in selecting pro ducts for the car: 1. Preparing Sheaf Exhibits of Grain. Select desirable heads just as the grain enters the yellow ripe stage. Choose well filled heads that will make a god representative showing for the type of grain which you de sire to exhibit. Cut the straw close to the ground so as to exhibit full length of straw, or if the grain has been cut, select best heads with stems long as possible. Make samples not to exceed 200 heads. Tie with soft cloth or narrow ribbon just- under heads, at butts and in center of bun die and place in darkened room to cure or ripen. When time permits, untie the bundle, spread out, moisten straw by sprinkling and strip all ad hering leaves, polish each straw with soft cloth and re-bind the bundle with any narrow ribbon or appropriate color, tying firmly in at least three or four places. See that all heads are evenly placed making one compact, circular bush. This is very imporant. Do not use string in tying bundles of grain. See that each sample is neatly and correctly labeled, wrap in thin, soft cloth and suspend, with heads down,in a free current of air in a dry place and out of the bleaching effect of the sun. 2. Preparing Sheaf Exhibits of Forage. Select the most leafy types to be found in the field, taking best and mostly erect individual specimens obtainable. Cut close to the ground, put in a loose bundle not more than four or live inches in diameter, loosely wrap in paper or thin porous cloth and hang in the dark to cure. To retain color, forage samples must be dried or cured in the dark, but with plenty of dry air. When well cured, select the individual stems that have retained the best leaves with their leaf color and make up exhibit bun dies 4 inches in diameter. Do not strip a single leaf or branchlet from VO,000 TIE i HARLOWTON A fire, started by spontaneous com bustion of lime, destroyed the entire lumber sheds of the Montana Lumber company at this place today. The fire was first noticed about 11 o'clock this forenoon by several citizens, who at once spread the alarm. In a few minutes the whole city was aroused and at the scene. The chemical engine was put into action, but the fire had already become uncontrolable, so the engine proved of no value. The engine in the first place did not work very satisfactory. The Joe Williams residence was thought for some time to be doomed and at one time started to burn, but through the efforts of Mr. Williams and other citizens it was saved. The Hash, Kirby and Richardson homes TO PREACH HERE Rev. L A. Huphry of Alexadrn, Neb. to Preach in Presbyterian Cmrcb Sunday. Services will be conducted on Aug ust 22nd and 27th in the Presbyterian church at this place by Rev. L. A. Humphry os Alexandra, Neb. Mr. Humphry is an excellent speaker and his services will undoubtedly be very interesting. At the present time the Presbyterian church is without a pastor, and Mr. Humphoy may decide to locate here if satisfactory arrange ments can be made. In case he taxes the the pastorship of this church he will move his family of a wife and four children out here. the stem, since we are to show for forage value and want to retain all the leaves possible. Timothy, brome grass, orchard grass, millet and other grass samples are spoiled for forage samples by stripping. Tie neatly with narrow ribbon on threeor four places. It is desirable to take samples giving full length of stems at each cutting of clover, alfalfa or other forage cut more than once in the season, giving date of each cutting. A collection of native grasses should, in each in stance, show seed or head, either in blossom or fill seed with full length of straw or stem. 3. Threshing Grain Samples. Threshing grain samples should be run through a fanning mill to blow out allchaff,dirty weed seed and light weight kernals. Samples should con sist of 15 to 20 pounds. 4. Samples of ear corn. If possible, the ear corn samples should be selected from the field and not from the crib after husking. Make up a sample of 12 ears as nearly uni form in size, shape and color as pos sible. See that exhibit ears are well cured in dry air and thus avoid forma tion of mold and the premature sprouting of kernals, which occurs when heat and moisture are both t present. 5. Vegetables. All vegetables and root crops should be selected with great care from fully ripened specimens, washed and dried E out in shallow t rays in cool, well ven tilated cellars. BUYS RANCH Penwell, the Well Known Ranch Co. Promoter, Takes Over Jackman Ranch. 4,200 acres of deeded land, known as ' the Box Elder and Bush ranches, owned by A. Jackman and P. T. Mc Dermott, were sold to Louis Penwell this week. 11,900 sheep and a con siderable amount of hay was also con veyed to Mr. Penwell in this deal. Tile purchase price being $110,000.00 This land controls a large area of semi-bad land grazing country and with the rapid settling up of the coun try along the new railroad line, will become very valuable, especially in view of the prevailing high prices for wool and sheep. The ranch is capable of carrying 15,000 head of sheep with only 4,200 acresof land to be purchased outright. This is the tenth large sheep plant purchased by Mr. Penwell within the past'lix years. All the other plants have turned out to be a big success and this one will undoubtedly prove the same. These companies have enabled investors of small means to get into well managed sheep and land companies. It is the Intention of Mr. Penwell to plac3 a small amount of stock in the new company in Ilarlowton, Lewistown and a few other places. Ask for samples of the new sta I lonery at The News. Montana Lumb~~ards Completely De stroyed by terous Fire Today. (AUStD 6I SPOI .., S (OMBUSTION OF IIMt Many Buildings Saved By Hard Fire Fighting-. Still Burning. were in considerable danger also, but lce were continually kept wet. It by hard fighting the blazewasehecked took about ten minutes from the in that direction. 111n order ta be on time the fire was discovered in the the safe side the opera house, tele- back end of the shed to spread to tht phone office and Dr. Campbell's of- front office, The heat became so IN THE R 4T CHURCH ccorrsat: Lr e. ýý l But In the Wrong Pew. BRUTAL MURDER Four Miles From Judith Gap--Found by Section Crew--Muderer Still at Large. On Monday evening the section boss at Judith Gap reported that he had found a dead man's body lying along the track four miles from that town. The deputy sheriff upon ar riving found the man buried along side tile track with one foot and hand sticking out. The man had been stabed in the neck and his head crushed with a rock. Two knives were found a few feet away and there was evidence of a desperate struggle. Papers found in his pocketsindentify the dead man as John Martella age 51 The papers are final naturalization papers issued in Carlton county, Minn., in 1909, tiling receipt issued from Duluth land office Sept. 28, 1897, a letter addressed to John Martella at Thompson, Dec. 26, 1906, by Shan elding Bros,, of Eveleth, Minn.. ANOTHER ATTORNEY N. Vetelson has Decided to Open up Law Office in the Pride of the Musselshell. In another week or so Harlowton will have another law office. M. Vet elon, of North Dakota is the new at torney that will cast his lot here. Mr. 'etelson was in our city about six weeks ago, but wentdown to Wyo ming looking over the country for a different location. He decided that t his place had a better future than any city he had visited so he returned to Harlowton. He is a graduate of lie North Dakota Law University aln had several years of practice in Rug by, N. D., during which time he hay made for himself no little reputation as a lawyer. Mr. Vetelson has not yet secured office rooms, but will make an effort to be ready for brhs iness in about a week. Summer Dress Goods at almost half at Mill End Sale at Marshalls. written in a foreign language, a con ductors cash slip on the Canadian Pacific from Partal to Moose Jaw, July, 1909, a torn envelope addressed to Mrs. Martella, Moose Lake, Minn. The murder must of happened Sun day forenoon and was undoubtedly committed for the purpose of robbery. The man was evidently well to do and probably in search of land. Mr. J. 1). Shorey the county coroner from this county was called and an inquest was held Wednesday, a verdict of murder being given. George L. Williams the county sheriff went up to the Gap the same day, and efforts will be made to apprehend the companions who were with him on Sunday morning, who are thought to have been his murderers. Tile body was buried at Judith Gap yesterday. A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR Park Begatnla a Promilent Patent At torney Of New York in Our City. One of the most distinguished vis itors that Harlowton has ever had is Park Benjamin. Mr. Benjamin came in from Melville, where lie has been visiting a son, Wednesday, and has since been staying at t he Hotel G raves. Attorney Benjamin is a patent attorney of New York and is well 1 known through tile east. For seven years he was editor of the Sclentillc American, and his fatiler was the one who started t he New World a news paper in New York. This is his first trip west, and lie is greately suprised to find such a thriving and substan tial city of twelve hundred people, which a few years ago was the home of the buffalo. In speaking with the News reporter Att. Benjamin said, "It is surprising to see how few peo ple in the eastern states know noth ing about Montana or the west in general, the average person in New York knows more about Europe than he does about the west. It will be but a question of a short time before Montana will be in its true light. and it will then become one of the greatest states in the Untion." intense when the paint in the front part of the shed began to burn that, the plate glass windows in the Club Saloon were crack ed and the fixtures on the inside were scorched. The safe and the books were taken out in time and some of the paint was also saved. Ilarlowton can feel exceedingly lucky that there was no wind. If there should have been, tie entire town would have been wiped out. The loss is estimated at about *50,000) and this is partly covered by insurance. H. R. Holley returned from a weeks visit at Chicago the fore part of this week. Mr. Holley had been back east trying to get some laud buyers to come out. MILL OUTLET SALE Is Being Conducted With Great Success by C. V. Dall at the Marshall Store. The Mill outlet sale, which is being conducted by C. V. I)all of Omaha at the Marshall store, is attracting con siderable attention, and is proving a big success. People are coming in from all the towns within a radius of over twenty-five milks to pick up some of the big bargains that can be had at this sale. Tihe customers have been so numerous that it has been necessary for Mr. Marshall to double the clerk force. The sale started Saturday of last week and wilt con tinue about twelve days. OVERFLOW LOCALS F. II. Knopf, representative of the Internaltonal Corespondence School, passed through here from Great Falls on Iris way to Itoluldulp, Tueslday. Mr. Harry Keller of llavre, Montana arrived here Tuesday. Mr. Keller is looking for a location, and has de cided that ihe Pride of tle Musselshell is just thie place. lie does niot yet know in what business lie will launch. lie will move his family to this place in a short time. Mr. and Mrs. Ward .eley aind W. N. Mart in, who have been vsit irng at East Boulder tihe past few weeks, re turned to this city Sat urday afterniroorl. They retured by the way of ig Tilm tIer and from that place they drove across count ry. The 1illings ('Camber of Commierce has taken steps to aid farmers who suffered loss from hall storms on the Iluntley project. H'irst reports con cerning this loss were exaggerated but there are said to be about one hundred families inl need. I'referene is to be given t hem when eimply ment is sought, anrid Ials withl low ii Ierest, and credit is to tbe given I lloh by Biiling:. business men. PASSENGER TO COAST Through Service Was Established on New Road Last Sunday. Through passenger service to tlie Pacilic coast was established by the Puget Sound road Sunday, when the train wiich has been running out of Butte to Alberton continued on to Seattle. It will be a daylight train though for some time arid will lay over night at, Malden, Wa.li., conit in uing on to the western termninal the following day. No sleepers are car ried, but thre regular day coach equip-i ment will be used. The tl roughli trains leave the B.. A. & I'.' depot i in Butte every rmornuig atl ;:,' arid arrive at 10:15) as usual. Regular freight service to I lie coast over lire new line has been in elfect since June 2'ird, and tihe ot her roads are rapidly realizing tiat tIhey have a formidable comripelitior fI'or the coastl tratle. ( orsiderable Oriental trade is already being hanidled over the road. With this, tihe opening of regular passenger service, ti e coast extelnsion may be said to be in its completed stage, althourgh considerable worl'k yet remains to be (done in imiiproving tIhe road bed. For iimmensit y. celerlt y and solidity of construction, tIhe new extension of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul is a job which has never been surpassed in tile annals of rail roil building. HOLD ANNUAL MEETING Stockholders of The NuMelshell Valley Land Improvement Co. Elect Officers. On Wednesday the stockholders of 'the company that bought the Shaw ranch near this city held their first annual meeting and elected oflicers. The officers are Charles Tessler of Chicago, presidenl: Andrew Brooks of Mansfield, S. D)., vice president; S. H. Ferris of Carthage, Ill., treas urer and John E. Slenworth, secretary. Up to the present time no efforts were made by this company to place the ranch on the market on account of this syndicate not being ready. The ranch is to be cut up into smaller farms and sold to the eastern farmer as soon as possible. This will bring in a large number of new settlers and will result. in being a great benefit to IIarlowton. The ranch consists of nearly 14,000 acres of the most choice land in Meagher county. A NEW DOCTOR Hugh Heaton a Doctor From Washlagtoe, Pa. to Locate at This Place--Will Build Office. In a few days work will be conm menced on a new oflfice building on the lots south of the Porter confect ionery store on Central Ave. The building is being put up by I)r. II. Ileaton, who will use same for amn office. Mr. Heaton is the new doctor that has located in Harlowton. lie comes from Washington, Pa. where he practiced his profession for some in lie. His wife Is here with him and will make this her home. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Qualls drove down to Melville Sunday, returning Monday. Mr. Qualls was well pleased with thie Melville country and may dciide to take up a homestead there. A. Ii. Davis of Roundup passed through Harlowton on his way to Helena Tresday forenoon. Mr. Davis has been propietor of tihe European llotel at Roundup. but sold out last week. 'Thi Musselshell Valley Bank re ceivedu its new fixtures this week, and Samuel Thomas of Wis. Is here to put, in same. Mr. Friday tihe cashier cxpects to have the tile floor laid and fixtures hput, in by next week. II. (U. Hampton of Mobridge, S. I). %hlii, bought some land near Hlarlow ton from lHolley and (;raves, returned to Molhrldge Thursday. Mr. Hampton has a great deal of faith in this ci' v and its adjacent country. Tihomas Cummings camne in frotm is ranch 'lTuesday of this week. Mr. ('ummngs says that, the crops near Yale are in excellent, conditllon. lie expects a party of home seekers froti I he east, who will be here in a few weeks. BIlly Ford, county attorney and .1. 1). Shory, county coroner stopped off between trains Tuesday afternoon to shake hands with their many friends at this place. they wee on their way to the scene of the murder near Judith Gap. Misses Lillian and Marie Caine re turned from Miles City the fore part, of this week. They accompanied their aunt. Miss B. Caine, who has been here tIhe past few weeks visiting with the Caine family, as far as Miles City. From that place she continued her journey to her home in Omaha. The Bitter Hoot Irrigation com pany, headed by W. I. Moody, will construct a new town to be called Bitter Root, below Stevensvifle on tire Three Mile bench. Tre town is to be o thire line of the new electric rail road and will be tre center of the district of rural homes to be known as tIhe Sunnyside Orchards. Plains for a hotel, Tire Bitter Root Inn, are made arind thire plat for the townsite and map of the orchards have been tiled. The Milk River Information bur eau, composed of ('ommercial organi zal ions of G(lasgow, Vandalia, Hins dale, Salco, Malta, Wagnar, Dodson, Harlem, Chinook, Havre and Chester has publislhed and is distributing an illustrated folder devoted to "The Great Milk River Valley." Maps of t hire country which the folder describes are given and the Milk River people through the advertisement hope to bring settlers to their locality.