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The Roundup Record.
VOLUME I.—NO. 39 ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1908 $2.00 Per Year in Advance THE BOSTON CASH STORE Is the Place to Buy Your CL0THIN6 DRYGOODS FURNISHINGS A* \X7E excell in our lines be * ' cause we make a sped* ally of It. The latest In novel ties can always be seen at THE BOSTON. Ladies' Purs Ladies' Cloaks Skirts Waists Dressing Sacques Fine Shoes tor Men, Women fr Children Quality Guaranteed AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA THE REPUBL C PHARMACY PURE DRUGS Toilet Articles We always carry a com plete line of up-to-date toilet goods. WATERMANS FOUNTAIN PENS STATIONERY A large line of high grade stationery will be found at our store. Gandies IIaui l Illume nie iuaaUv new Miipiiiciiio wem* ALWAYS FRESH HAIGHT-BLAIR CO. Roundup Montana BRANCH RUMOR SUBSTANTIATED Milwaukee Purchases 90 Acres of Ground Near Billings for Yards and Shops The rumor which has been cir culating since early last spring that the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul was contemplating to builcl a branch line from Roundup to Billings, is substantated at last if the story that the new road has purchased a tract of 90 acres near Billings for yards and shops is true. The company has already made several preliminary surveys o f this branch and is ready to go ahead with construction work at once. The Billings Gazette of a recent date says regarding the sale of land in that city to the St. Paul road: "In order to secure room for yards and shops, the Millwaukee railroad has purchased a large tract of land ajoining the city. Simon Foster of Billings has sold 90 acres [of a tract of 120 acres, in the northeast portion of Billings to the |Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company. The deal has been closed and the consideration is given as $18,000. The land lies near the wagon bridge acrrss the Yellowstone river north of the Northern Pacific tracks. This means that the Mil waukee will build into Billings and that the shops and roundhouse and large yards of the road will be built here." BAND BOYS BOOSTED Large Crowd Turns Out to Parti cipate in Hard Time Dance- Have Enjoyable Time The large crowd which turned out to take part in the band boys' hard time dance given last Saturday evening showed conclusively that the efforts on the part of the boys to provide a hand for Roundup are being appreciated by the public in general. Fully fifty couples were present and a most enjoyable even ing was spent by the participants, many of whom appeared in fantas tic costumes in keeping with the nature of this social function. Those who were not prudent enough to shed their go-to-meeting clothes or to hide their jewelry were arrested and brought up in kangaroo court and assessed a fine for their way wardness. The music for the occasion was furnished gratis by Grady's orches tra, being relieved occasionally by the mandolin orchestra recently or ganized. The music of both or ganizations was par excellent. An elegant midnight luncheon prepared by the boys themselves was served and the ladies •admitted it was all to the good. Hayes & McGiboney contributed a fine, large cake which was ceremoniously cut and distributed by Carl N. Thomp son, paying a nice tribute to this popular bakery firm. Max Schlee and John Hickson of the Grand also have the thanks of the band boys for presiding over a hatch of beans while undergoing the necessary treatment preparatory to being served at the big feed. Notice of Election. A special meeting of school dis trict number 55, of Fergus county, Montana, for the purpose of in struction and granting authority to the school trustees, to sell the old school house. The polls will be open between the hours of 2 o'clock and 6 of the afternoon of Saturday, January 16th. 1909. J. M. Pyles, Ed Marcyes, F. Robinson, Trustees. Date this 17th day of December, 1908. * TO INCREASE HOMESTEAD Dry Farm Bill to be Re-Intro duced in Congress to Increase Homesteads to 320 Acres According to a recent Washington dispatch, a strong effort will be made at the approaching session of congress to secure the dry farm homestead hill, which encountered so many obstacles at the last ses sion. Senator Smoot, of Utah.! will take up the fight in the senate j as he was the original author of the j bill, and the fight in the house will be led by Representative Mandell, of Wyoming, author of the dryfarm bill. Dry farm legislation was defeated because the bills reported by the respective committees on public land was loosely drawn, and offered too great an opportunity for spec ulative or fraudulent operation. In other words the bills were not properly safegarded. It was con tented, and practically proven by opponents or critics of the measure, that under their provisions individ uals could go upon the public do main and take entry of 820 acres of almost any character of land, save mineral land. This, of course is contrary to good public policy,hence the failure of dry-farm hills. If the authors of the 320-aere homestead hills will re-draft them, or offer amendments which will so alter their character as to restrict their application to arid or semi arid lands, so that they will accom plish no more than the avowed purposes for which they are drawn, it may he possible to secure their passage before the 4th of March, but if the hills are not modified to meet the objections raised last winter, they cannot pass. TO GROW H06S Dr. Sudduth Will Fatten Hogs on "Alfalfa Tea" on Large Scale Dr. W. X. Suddith has decided to establish a hog raising farm on his large ranch on tin* Musselshell valley in Yellowstone county and he will grow and fatten hogs on "alfalfa tea," a brew which has been experimented with. The doctor returned Sunday from Omaha, Neb., where he disposed of nearly 400 head of cattle for re cord breaking price and brought with him I.. T. Rankin of Spring field 111., who will have charge of the hog ranch on the Musselshell. While in Omaha they purchesed 100 brood sows for the ranch and the doctor expects to go to Omaha in the near future and purchase 400 more brood sows, it being the aim of the doctor and his associates to raise and fatten in the neighbor hood of 5,000 hogs each year. The swine are to he fed on "alf alfa tea," as the doctor calls it. This tea is made by grinding alfalfa barley, winter wheat and cereals together and then cooking them. The alfalfa stocks, the doctor says, contains more protein that many grains and by cooking it this food substance will he secured and fed to the hogs in the slop. He says that experiments which have been conducted with this alfalfa-grain diet show it to he a wonderful food on which to grow and fatten hogs. Ask for one of those beautiful Calendars at Marshall's. Call at the office of the Montana Lumber Company for a souvenir. The best place to get your pianos is the Art Music Store. Lewistown. High grade sewing machines— easy payments. Marshall's Busy Corners. The Midland Coal & Lumber Co. is agent for the Roundup coal. $4.75 per ton delivered. Telephone ! No. 18. ST Get the Habit follotf the Crovd And You'll Un ml In 4 SGH RUMP'S STORE FOll k Groceries Dry Goods Shoes Gents' Furnishings Shelf Hardware Heaters, Ranges Furniture Just Received a Swell Line of MEN'S and BOY'S CLOTHING August Schrump Roundup, Montana ENG OF STA6E COACH Line Between Great Falls and Lewistown to Quit--Staging No Longer Picturesque The stage line between Great Falls and Lewistown, to which Belt has been for so many years indebted for its mail service, lias been dit continued after the first of the year and the decrepit remains of the an cient buekboards which for the last few months have been doing duty as mail coaches, will he retired to the scrap heap, says the BcltTimes. In the high tide of Belt's pioneer days of intermittent railroad service, the stage coach was an important institution and the equipment was commensurate with its high position in the commercial life along the route. With four and six horses, finely and gayly clothed in polished har ness. the "Concord." glittering and replondent in red paint, the driver with gauntleted,fringed and headed buckskin gloves and modified cow boy hat daintily holding a double hand full of lines or "checks" as he termed them, the expensive whip carefully poised across the reins and a country school ma'era per haps on the "hoot" the arrival of the coach was something of a break in the monotony of the frontier burg. The time schedule was strictly ad hered to and in regularity the old time stage line would compare fav orably with many of the famous "lirniteds." We must admit, however, that it has been some years since this class of stage coaching has been done. The gorgeousness of equipment and style deemed necessary in the old days does not appeal to the latter day managers of stage lines, and "dead-ex" wagons, buekboards and any old thing were utilized to haul j the freight, mail and the few luck ' less passengers compelled to a jour ney. The real coach of romantic 1 environment and thrilling history passed years ago, and the finish of its later »lay substitute will cause few r«*grets. John C. Hogl of Lewistown was here Wednesday. Marshall's Two Busy Corners Special Inducement For the Holiday Season With Every "ASH PURCHASE Amounting to From Dec 14 to Dec. 24 We Will Give FREE One Box of Fancy Cal ifornia Bell Flower Make your purchase early and avoid the rush