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The Roundup Record
every Friday at Koundup, ■ _ ___! A. W. EISELEIN. Editor and Publisher Published Montana. subscription rates. : $ 2.00 per year strictly in advance: #2.f>01fnot ao paid. _________________the Kntered ns second-class matter June 5, 1908 at the post office at Roundup, Mon- f, tana, under the Aet of March 8. 1879. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 25, The Record editor is in receipt of an invitation from the Miles City Chamber of Commerce to attend a banquet to he given next Tuesday in honor of Editor Sam Gordon on the eve of his departure for Europe. The veteran editor is deserving of all the honor and respect being paid him by his business associates of Cow Town, which goes to show that they realize his worth to that city. We would like to have Bro. Gordon furnish us with the formula for run ning a newspaper which enables the editor to take occasional trips of this kind, now that the inter-state commerce commission has made it impossible for him to even journey to a neighboring town without buy ing a ticket like other mortals. 1908 _ The Christmas giver who gives only to receive is no giver at all. What is there in Christmas to re joice in when your only object ts to present an article worth about 10 cents so you may receive one valued at a dollar? Doesn't it spoil the unalloyed happiness which Christ mas should bring when you are worried to death figuring out who is going to remember you so that you may have something to spring on them when the proper time ar rives? This is not the true Christ mas spirit. Give vour gifts and tokens of esteem to loved ones with all sincerity and without reserve, and don't try to play even. The many complimentry remarks given us by the people of Roundup on the big Souvenir Holiday edition of The Record are certainly most i gratifying and encouraging to the editor, and every one of them is most heartily appreciated. The Record is always found in line working for the welfare of Roundup and the vast country tributary to it, and the magnificent state of Mon tana—the best state in the union. The Lewistown Democrat got out a most creditable Christmas num ber last week which was brimful of i interesting matter concerning that | city and Fergus county in general, j Editor Stout emphasized the fact that the number was not a special j edition hut just a matter of course j such as the Democrat force could get out every week in the year. This is the time of year when the financial stringency becomes more general than it was last year, and the monev which has been hoarded in an old sock is brought out to go into another sock in the shape of something to gladden the hearts of the kids. The New Year's resolution is soon to be made again only to be broken. But who ever succeeded in doing anything without doing as the pro verbial spider did? The Argus' Christmas edition was certainly a peach and reflects much credit on the Queen City of the Inland Empire as well as on the publisher of that newspaper. - Sneak Thief Enters Tent and Se cures Occupant's Hard SWIPES S360 Earned Money. A sneak thief broke into the tent of Ralph Atkinson just north of the Midland Lumber Co's, yard last Friday morning during the absence of the owner and appropriated a pocket book containing a certificate of deposit on a Miles City Bank for $300 and $60 in cash. The owner did not learn of his loss until noon when he returned from work. Find and looking for his pocket bonk which lie had loft in some of liis ■ clothes in the tint, found it laid been stolen. He immediately : notified the authorities and tel Ographed the dank at Miles City of 0 f f] )(} certificate of deposit, blit lip to this time f, epn f ount j () f the doing, *jj no trace has culprit. The thief, whoever he is, will be unable b> realize on the eertificste of de posit and should he attempt to pass it, it would onlv result in his un fulrtiö? ÜUBW 0 B i The joyous time is drawing nigh, the time of turkey, pudding, pie; nor do we dream of after ills, of squills, and pills, and Christmas bills. iß iß A girl begins to hang up the mistletoe at about the age when she stops hanging up her stocking. iß iß A pessimist is a fellow who wouldn't hang up his stocking for fear old Santa Claus might swipe it. iß iß Christmas cigars are not always puffed up with pride. iß iß There's many a slip 'twixt the Miss and the mistletoe. iß iß Don't make it too strong. Many a man has been knocked out by one good, stiff punch. iß iß Ask a truthful woman what she enjoys most about Christ mas, and she will tell you the bargain sales afterward. iß iß To sing a rhyme of Christmas time (that line is but the first of it), here's hoping you may not feel blue because you get the worst of it. iß iß When a child writes a letter of thanks to Santa Claus, it should be cherished like a rare plant. That kid isn't long for this world. iß iß No Christmas present is so useless that you can't pass it on to some one else next year. iß iß Remember that it is better to give than to receive—the things you don't want. iß iß '■ Take off the tags. Many a l friendship has been severed by t the price mark on a Christmas e present. ; » » ; i have often wondered wherein ; consisted the wisdom of Solomon i when he had a thousand wives. i I am now convinced that it must j have been in living in the days i before Christmas was celebrated. iß iß b It's all right to pity the poor I: at this peace-on-earth season, I but it is also well to remember £ that sympathy doesn't fill an £ empty stomach. of i RULES FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING you Give willingly. Give tactfully. Put thought into your glviu ,, Don't consider return gifts. Never give to others what wouldn't want yourself. The unexpected gift insures a spe cial appreciation. To give ostentatiously Is the height of bad taste. Give to the sick and the sorrowful If you would know the true joy of giving. Never give more than you can af for d Your friends know your circum stances as well as you do yourself and the pleasure of both giving and ceivlng Is lost. A Question In Finance. "Are you good at arithmetic, my dear?" asked Mr. Perkaste of his wife. "I was accounted the very best arithmetician at school," replied Mrs. Perkasie, with a touch of pride In her voice. "I have a problem for you." "State it." "How can I buy $50 worth of Christ mas presents with $10 In cash and nn credit?" , THE WAY OF IT. He—Did you hoar about Cholly Newrich ? She—Xo. What of him? Ho—He ia leading a dog'i life of it. She—Why, I thought he had come i n t° money? He (glancing at her pampered pug)—That's just it. He's in thp lap of luxury.—Baltimore Amerieari. ENDURANCE APPRECIATED. "So you think my writing tha| book was a remarkable achieve* ment?" said the grateful author. "Yes," answered Miss Cayenne. "I don't see how you managed to stay awake through the first four chap ters, let .alone the whole book!" Nt JSboyS Merry | , Christmas - By D. M. EDWARDS If af and my T WAS Christmas night and Patsey Higgins was "stuck"—that is, he had more papers than he could sell. With a small bundle under one arm and hands thrust deep in his pockets he strolled up Broadway in the happy Christmas crowds. Through the diamond frosted win dows of the restau rants he could see the diners within laughing and animated over their holiday banquets. He jingled a handful of pennies and nickels In his pocket and wondered how in the world a boy with a stock of unsold papers on his hands and only 22 cents with which to have his Christmas feast, keep him through the night and start him in business the next morning, had much chance to be so very happy. As he plodded aimlessly across Forty-third street a big man, hulking of shoulder, lantern jawed and deep chested, lumbered out of a gam bling house near by and Bwung into Broadway. Grumbling about "hitting me pretty hard" and "never had any luck in m.y life," he plowed his way across the sidewalk, lunging against any one whose path lay across his. He bowled through a line of mincing men and women who blocked the side walk In front of an all night res taurant, scattering them like tenpins and making no apologies. Blind to everything but his own ill luck, he no ticed nothing until he came upon a dis heveled and boisterous man holding a newsboy and trying to take his pa pers from him. "What th' 'ell y' doin'?" growled the gambler, as he gave the unsteady man a quick punch and tumbled him into a pile of dirt, allowing the lad to dart out of harm's way, yelling In glee at the fallen tyrant. "Y' big stiff," threatened the gam bler, as he leaned over the man, "If y' peep another word I'll wring yer head off. Git up now an' go home t' your wife— An' I s'pose you'll beat her t' git even," he commented, as he turned away. A few blocks further he heard a voice at his elbow: "Say, mister, I want t' thank y' ter helpin' me when that dude pinched me papers." "Run along, sonny ; don't let it worry y' none." "I want t' give y' a paper, mister." "Trot!" returned the other, curtly. "Please take a paper, mister," per sisted the lad, running along beside the man and holding out his bundle, " 'cause, gee! we don't of'en have folks help us like you done. I'm stuck to night, anyway, an' have got plenty to spare.' The gambler stood still and sniffed the air as If at that moment, for the first time, he had caught the infection of the Christmas atmosphere. "Pretty tough on some of you kids," he said. "Here, take this and go blow yourself," he added, as he pulled a greenback from his pocket, pressed it into the boy's hand and continued on his way. "I ain't askin' you ter money," called Patsey, tagging along In the man's wake. "I jes' wanted t' give you a paper for helpin' me." The gambler made no reply, but walked on all the faster. He had gone a block further and evidently thought himself rid of the boy, when the latter suddenly piped out again: "Please take yer money back, will yer—" "Aw, beat it!" said the gambler, savagely. Patsey stopped. He watched the form of his big man fade into the darkness and then looked at the crum pled greenback In his hands. "Gee, wouldn't dat mos'ly crimp yer?" he mused as he turned back into the canyon of electric lights and head ed for a place where he knew lie would find cranberry sauce, steamed dumplings and mince pie at newsboy rates. 8URFRI6ED THE POSTMAN. of "I Expected ■ Christmas Present Which He Didn't Get. It was the day after Christmas, and the hardworking postman ploughed his way through snow and cold winds, a sack of unusual size on his back. He ascended the spacious steps of a West-end residence, and in answer to his ring a manservant in rich livery appeared. "Wait a moment, please," said the j servant, as he took the letters. "The mistress wishes to speak to you." The postman's eye brightened. It was the holiday season. He had done his duty with fidelity. Now, no doubt, in recognition of his regular and faith ful— "I shall be glad," he said politely, "to await your mistress' pleasure." In a few minutes the lady appeared. "Are you,' she asked, "our regular postman?" "Yes, madam," he answered, bow ing. "Do you come In the morning?" "Yes, madam." "And in the afternoon and evening?*' Again he assented, smiling eagerly. Then the lady said: "Well, was It you who broke oar hell?".. ... 6IRLIN6-MEACHAM Pretty Wedding Takes Place at Meacham Home at Old Round up Yesterday Henry Girling and Miss Susie Meacham were united in marriage at high noon yesterday at the bride's home in Old Roundup, Rev. C. E. Haynes performing the cere mony. Wallace Strait and Miss Beulah Meacham, sister of the bride, were the attending couple. Only the near relatives of the con tracting parties were present. Af ter the ceremony a sumptuous wed ding dinner was partaken of and the day spent in various forms of social amusements. The bridegroom is a well known young man from the Snowy Moun tains where he used to be foreman of the Moule ranch until a short time ago. The bride is the popu lar daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Meacham, and is a young lady highly respected in this community. The happy couple will leave here next Tuesday on an extended wed ding tour'of the east and will visit with relatives of Mr. Girling in Minnesota. They will return in about a month to make Roundup their permanent home. The Record wishes them un bounded happiness in their marital life. Remember that you can buy your toys and Xmas good at Marshall's for the ''Whole d--family." CLAIMS RICH EGYPT VALLEY. F. C. Whitehouse in Paris and New York on 8ame Day. New York.—This is not Ramesos the First. It is the eminent Egyptologist, F. C. Whitehouse, better known as Cape Whitehouse, who through the state department at Washington, lays claims to a valley in Egypt, worth perhaps $50,000,000. Mr. Whitehouse claims this valley was the original reservoir for the irrigation of Egypt, and his ambition is not to make mon ey out of it, but to see Egyptian pros perity restored by its use. Mr. Whitehouse Is probably the only man on earth who can be proved by F.G.WtinEHOUäB judicial evidence to have been in Paris and New York on the same day. He was interested in some litigation over property in Buffalo and, returning from Europe, was startled to find that the Erie county records showed he had appeared personally in New York city and abandoned his claims in the suit on a day when the records of the French institute will show he read a very able paper on Egypt before that institute in Paris. The matter was laid before the judge who had certified to Mr. White house's appearance in court, but he threatened Imprisonment for contempt of court—probably on the theory that it is contempt of a Tammany judge not to have been in New York when he certified that you were. EARTHQUAKE j Virginia City Shaken up by Six Different Shocks-People Panic-Stricken Virginia City, Mont., Dec. 22.— Two earthquakes, 10 minutes apart caused the wildest excitement in this city late yesterday afternoon, the panic-stricken people rushing out into the streets in the belief that the buildings were about to topple over. Structures trembled violently, plaster came down and dishes were thrown front the shelves and tables. The main school building of the town, a two-story structure, was badly cracked, and : I i n. r. svmon (o. Roundup, Montana EXCLUS IVE GROCERS Our Qualities Make Our Prices Popular STOP THAT COUGH WITH KELLY'S KOFF KURE ROUNDUP DRUG CO. Opposite First National Bank, Phone 68 NEW DRUG STORE and JEWELRY STORE Watch Repairing Guaranteed for One Year - COMPLETE LINE OE DRUGS AND STATIONERY Roundup Baking Company F. C. Bennighoff, Prop. Wholesale and Retail Everything in the Line of Bakery Goods. Wedding Cakes a Specialty. W. H. LEWIS J. E. EUBANK Lewis & Eubank Designers-"Contractora--Builders Ians & Estimates Furnished c ? ROUNDUP, MONTANA The Roundup Saloon A. W. CRANE Prop. I DEALERS IN I WINES LIQUORS & CIGARS AGENCY FOR THE CELEBRATED HAMM'S BEER RETAIL AND WHOLESALE RAILWAY AVENUE, ROUNDUP. MONT. Six in to and and the ground in the vicinity was rent with cracks from one to three inches : wide. Two more shocks were experi enced last evening, one at 6:35 and the other at 6:50. While both were I mild, they were very distinct, and i again sent the people hurrying into the streets. There were six shocks in all. Frank Pace, who arrived from the Crater lakes, the scene of the extinct volcano, six miles south of Virginia City, where 13 craters have been filed with water,forming a chain of lakes in which water live the only axoloti or amphibians knowr in America, states that the earth quake was unusually severe there the ground heaving like the boson of a lake, causing immense fissures! according to Mr. Pace, from a foot] and a half to two feet wide. The Yellowstone National pari is 75 miles south of Vriginia City and it is the belief here that th«; earthquake originated there altht; there is also a possibility that somf of the water of the crater lakes hag found its way through subterraneai passages to remmants of fires of th^ old volcanoes.