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The Roundup Record.
$2.00 Per Yea'
Woolgrowers and Chicago Busi
ness Men Join to Buiid
Big Warehouse.
Jos. L. Asbridge, of Pine Grove,
sheep commissioner for Fergus
county, recently returned from a
meeting of sheepmen at Lewistown
which was called for the purpose of
discussing the project of establish
ing a wool warehouse in Chicago.
Mr. Asbridge presided at the meet
ing which was unanamously in fa
vor of the proposed innovation, and
he was authorized to look after the
securing of the co-operation of the
woolgrowers of Fergus county in j
this movement which will mean j
much to them.
"The object in view," says Mr.
Asbridge in talking of the project,
"is to establish a western wool mark
et in Chicago and to eliminate the
middle man. The commission man
is one bad feature the wool grower
has had to contend with for many
years. For example, the producers
this year got on an average of about
fifteen or sixteen cents for their
wool, while the buyers in turn dis
posed of it at from 22c to 26c,
Their is no reason why this should
exist and it is up to the wool
growers to do away with this.
"The purpose is to organize a
company with a capital of $400,
000, $150,000 of which is to be sub
scribed for by Chicago business
men and the remainder by the
woolgrowers. For three years from
the date of the organization of the
company the producer contracts to
deliver 5,000 pounds of wool for
each $50 share he holds this mean
ing that there will he 25,000,000
pounds delivered to the Chicago
warehouse every veai for that per
iod. The establishing of this ware
house will mean much to the wes
tern woolgrowers."
Mr. Asbridge is veay enthusiastic
over the new project and is confi
dent it will be pushed thru to a
successful completion. The ware
house will be 100x600 feet in size,
six stories in height, of reinforced
concrete. As Chicago is getting
to be a great manufacturing point
Toilet Articles
We always carry a com
plete line of up-to-date
toilet goods.
A large line of high
grade stationery will be
found at our store.
Cand i es
New shipments weekly
Roundup : : Montana
of woolen goods the Chicago As
sociation of Commerce is straining
every effort to make the project a
Acting in his official capacity as
sheep commissioner, Mr. Asbridge
is also gathering statistics from the
woolgrowers of this county relative
to the cost of the production of
wool. These figures will be com
pared with those of the other com
missioners of the state and a definite
conclusion arrived at, the pur
pose of this being to present to con
gress reliable information showing
why wool tariff should not be
duced as contemplated.
County Commissioners Take First
Step in Incorporating
Roundup as City.
The county commissioners have
appointed Wm.J. Jameson to take a
census of Roundup to determine
how many bona fide residents the
city has, this step being necessary
to the incorporation of the city.
The census will have to show that
there are at least 800 residents here
after which the commissioners will
set a date of election at which the
people will decide whether they
wish to incorporate or not. As !
Roundup has a good many more
than the required number of resi
dents no trouble will he experienced
in this step toward incorporation.
The Local Roundup
How would you like a genuine
buffalo lap robe for Xmas? Mar
shall's have them.
Mrs. Walter Ogle left Sunday
for Townsend where she will spend
the holidays with her folks.
The old company hospital has
been moved across the track from
its old location on Main street.
G. M. Winslow of Livingston,
selling Monarch flour made by the
Belgrade Milling Co., was in town
Miss Maud Smith arrived last
Friday to accept a position as cen
tral in the local telophone exchange
which was put in operation last
Thursday night for the first time.
Work was commenced yesterday
■on the building for the Citizen's
.State Bank on the comer of Main
street and First avenue south of
•Schrump's store. Frank Ray has
the contract.
Mrs..W. H. Lewis arrived Sun
day morning from Sheridan, Wyo.,
and will make her home here with
her husband, the well known con
tractor. She was accompanied by
her two little children.
Wm. Hart, a laborer around town
was tried before Justice Cook yes
terday *on two charges of petit
larceny, He was sentenced to serve
thirty days in the county jail and
w r as taken up to Lewistown.
Turner Ray of Belfry, Mont., has
bought the interest of his brother,
Frank, in the Miner Saloon and will
hereafter be numbered among
Roundup's business men. Frank
Ray will devote his time to con
The store work on Marshall's
new store is about completed.
The wood work will be rushed right
along now and it is expected that
the place will he ready for occu
pancy the first of the year. Grant
& Hardin have the contract for the
carpenter work.
M. A. Gray, a railroad man from
Melstone, was arrested at Miles
City bv Deputy McCall of Melstone
Wednesday on a charge of passing
bogus checks. He was brought up
here for trial befure Justice of the
Peace Cook yesterday but waived
examination in that tribunal. He
was taken to Lewistown this morn
ing to be confined in the county
jail to await his trial in district
re- !
.eVo Wo Wo Vsum Osrsdlel
The story of men connected with
the early history and development
of the great state of Montana are
always read with interest l\v the
younger geneiation and tin- new
coiners from the east seeking'a
! home in the West. Their lives and
experiences are looked upon with
reverent eyes, and one must indeed
be cold who would not do homage
to these pioneers of the state.
Perhaps no one man has done
more for the Treasure .State from
every view point than lias Rev.
Van Orsdel, known the state over as
"Brother Van," who conducted a
series of revival meetings in Roundup
this week. From one year's end to
the other for thin-live years, "Bro.
Van" has been going up and down
the state, telling in eloquent words
and life and sweet song, the glories
of the Heavenly Home and tlichles
, fx'fi
Rev. W. W. Van Orsdel.
sedness of "being right with God,"
carrying cheer and happiness, shed
ding good will and joy into the
hearts anti home of all—rich and
poor, cultured and unrefined, palace
or humble miner's cabin. This has
been his assignment.
While occupied thus, he has nev
er ceased to tell the siory of the j
wonderful future of this state-so 1
wonderful did the story appear that
some doubted—but all and more
is coming to pass than ever this
optimist of optimist's roseate-col
ored picture of Montana and her
future foretold.
Wherever he has gone—whether
to the lonely homesteader,newly ar
rived and almost persuaded that he
can't make it, or invited by the
president of these United States to
dine with him—the theme he always
talks upon is Montana—her mag
nificent mountains storing millions
of gold, silver and copper; her fer
tile valleys, threaded by silvery
streams and covered with luxuriant
alfalfa, her broad plateaus once
roamed by thousands of Indians and
buffalo, for long yeais the posses
sion of the cattle and sheepmen,
hut now being taken up by the"dry
land farmer." Upon this theme he
love3 to dwell, and no man knows
i better what he is talking about than
this man who nas threaded every
trail, drank out of every spring,
climbed every mountain and rode
in every stage coach, train or sa*l
del that first found its way into a
remote or new section of the state.
It would he interesting, if space
allowed, to tell of the incidents and
experiences of this knight of the
saddle bags as he has found his way
to some mining camp or some now
village on the plains, preaching to
"Kid" Curry and his gang, with
the "Kid" himself in the front seat,
or some equally notorious character
passing the hat saying. "Come on
boys, chip in here! Rro. Van's all
right, he's got the real thing."
To hear him tell of these inci
dents is a real treat for he seldom
relates them, many of which are
I with facts that
täte history.
e\v know of the part h e
at the battle of Big Hole,
the scouts, or other
of our
when he lead
equally interesting events as when
Bn. Van and Bro. Riggins started
oi f one winter's morning upon their
popies and the latter's pony prov
ing too much for the reverend's
skill as a horseman, threw him off
spilling the gospel on the plains
among the cactus and sagebrush,
Bro. Van remarking that the pony
had lost his "riggin's."
This intrepid skypilot for thir
teen years found his way into the
camps and towns and homes on the
back of a eayuse. Then roads were
built and many more miles were
covered by stage. Then came the
railroad, and upon what road has
lie not traveled, into what new town
springing up along the new line of
railroad lias lie not been in and con
ducted services. T h o u s a n d s of
miles have been covered by those
different modes of travel by this
messenger of God, and the state is
to be congratulated on having one
so well acquainted with her re
sources and possibilities. His fame
has not only found its way into
every corner of the state, but tliru
out the United States.
"Bro. Van's" type of man has al
most passed from off the stage of
action. He may be classed with
Peter Cartwright and others of that
school—the blazers of the trail thru
the forests and mountains, the
"rough and ready." This does not
mean that our hero is a hack num
ber —far from it—for while he re
presents this type he has kept him
self young and abreast of the times,
and few among the younger men
laboring as his co-workers are more
thoroly up-to-date than he.
No man in Montana has the key
to more homes and hearts than has
"Brother Van." We are learning
j to show our appreciation of our
1 worth y men and wemon un(1 u,ss
them a bouquet once in a
while, but little has been said in
proportion to what might he said
in appreciation of the life and ser
vices of this pioneer minister, and
it should be the Christmas prayer of
all true Montanans that many years
may be spared him in which lie
may add his benediction upon us.
The Treasure State is much the
richer for having had such a son to
toil so earnestly in her behalf
The First National
Bank of Roundup
F. M. WALL, President
R. M.CALKINS, V. Pres.
C.R.CHENEY, Cashier
C. I
• $25000.00
• $5000.00
I your disposal its
and invites you
to make use of them.
H facilities
Let us serve you.
Norval Unable to Enter Ring-
Shadow Forbes Substituted
With Dire Results.
The sparring match scheduled
between the Si, Paul kid and Nor
vall last Saturday evening before
the Roundup Athletic Club was not
pulled off" for the reason that Young
Xorvall injured his hand while
working out the day before the
light. To alleviate the disappoint
ment felt by the large number who
turned out to witness the match.the
management substituted Shadow
Forbes, a young tighter of some
ability, of Butte, to meet the St.
Paul Kid.
The tight lasted seven rounds end
ing in a knockout for the Butte
gentleman. Forbs was beat e n
most unmercifully by the St. Paul
lad, who showed himself to he an
adopt of no mean ability in the ring.
Forbs fought on the defensive plan
thruout the whole fight and at no
stage had the chance to take the
aggressive. Morse was in the pink
of condition and clearly outclassed
his opponent in every point.
Kid Fredericks, one time light
weight championship of this statt*,
who now makes Roundup his home
acted as referee.
Notice to the Public.
O. G. Haugen having complied
with the demands of the carpenters
union of Roundup, Mont., we here
by declare the Gilder building fair,
and wish all tenants a prosperous
Carpenters' & Joiners Local No.
1783, Roundup. Mont.
Two Busy Corners
Special nducement
For the Holiday Season
With Every
Amounting to
Dec. 14 to Dec. 24
We Will Give
One Box of Fancy Cal
ifornia Bell Flower
Make your purchase early and
avoid the rush
Still Another of Roundup's Young
Couples at Hymen's Altar-
Married at Billings.
Miss Lucy Crane and Frank
Robinson left lust Friday evening
for Billings where they were married
Saturday evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown, Rev.
Turk of the Episcopal church pre
forming the ceremony. The happy
young couple returned to Roundup
Monday morning to make their
home here, the groom being a pro
minent business man of this city.
The contracting parties are two
popular and well known young peo
ple of Roundup. The bridegroom
is a promising young business man
of this city being a member of the
firm of Robinson & Martin and has
been prominently connected with
the town since the fall 1907 when
developmens work on the mines at
this place was first started. Frank,
who is an Englishman by birth,
came to this country eleven years
ago, having spent most of this time
on the NF ranch east of town as a
cow hoy. lie has a large circle of
friends among whom he is very
The bride is the pretty and ac
complished daughter of A. W. Crane
of this place. She is a young lady
of high charctcr and many attain
ments and is highly respected by
by her many admirers.
The new couple has secured
rooms in the Skeie & Dean building
where they will be at home to their
The Record joins their host of
friends in wishing them a life of
continuous bliss and prosperity.

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