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The Roundup Record.
VOLUME I.--NO. 41 ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY S, 1909 $2.00 Per Year in Advance THE BOSTON CASH STORE Is the Place to Buy Your CLOTHING DRYGOODS FURNISHINGS a \\7K oxcell in our lines be cause we make a speci alty of it. Tile latest in novel ties can always lie seen at THE BOSTON. ladies' liirs ladies' t'iloiiiis Skirts Waists Dressing Sncijties l ino Skons for Man, Women ft* MiiMrcn Quality Guaranteed •'THE: REPUBLIC PHARMACY PURE DRUGS Toilet Articles We always carry a com plete line of up-to-date toilet goods. WATERMAN'S FOUNTAIN PENS STATIONERY A large line of high grade stationery will be found at our store. Gandies New shipments weekly ALWAYS FRESH HAIG HT -BLAIR CO. Roundup : : Montana WILL ASK FOR NEW COUNTY — I Quarles and Carroll Go to Helena to Show Legislature the Why and Wherefore W. K. Quarles and L. R. Carroll left yesterday morning for Helena where they will have a bill drafted and presented to the state legisla ture, which is now in session, pro viding for the formation of the new county of Musselshell, which is to be composed of portions of Yellow stone and Fergus. There are several other division propositions to come up before the present session of the legislatin', but it is safe to say that none of these are as meritorious as the one Roundup is interested in. The big counties of Montana, which are as large as.and many larger than,most eastern states, must be divided with the development of the country, and it is hardly fair to expect the great Musselshell country, traversed by a great continental railroad, and which is rapidly being settled up, to long continue under the present arrangement. It is retarding the development and growth of the country to keep up the unwieldy size of the counties of this state,and especially is this the case in the Musselshell valley when; it requires considerable time and expense to travel to the county seats. It is impossible t<> properly administer this section and provide for local improvements such as roads, bridg es, etc., with the countv seat 182 miles away by rail. The following figures, which arc not exaggerated, show conclusively that the new county would he in no danger of going into bankruptcy or working undue hardships on the people of this section in the matter of taxation. Estimated value of taxable prop erty in the proposed county of Musselshell: Assessment of 1008 in the portion of Yellowstone $1,500,000 Assessment of 1908 in the portion of Fergus____ 1,000,000 New railroad valuation (roadbed)........... 410,000 New mine valuation____ 300,000 New homesteaders..... 100,000 New towns of Roundup, Lavina, Melstone, etc. 750.000 Total......... k . $4,060,000 Estimated revenue, tines and licenses: 22 saloons.............$ 7,000.00 Fines................. 3,000.00 Licenses............... 3,000.00 Revenue annually at 15 mills............... 00,900.00 Total...........$73,900X10 Salaries of officers county of seventh class $11,200. This would leave the substantial sum of $62, 700 to be apportioned to the various funds. A countp of the seventh class is one having an assessed valuation of $3,000,000 and over, this being the class under which the new county would come under. The taxation of Yellowstone is has eel on 15 1-2 mills, while that of Fergus county is 16 mills. Selfish interests will be brought to hare against the proposed divis ion but it is hardly possible that the legislature will overlook the benefits derived by this section and the state of Montana as a whole by the formation of the new county. It is expected that the bill will pass with hut few dissenting votes. Messrs. Quarles and Carroll will stay in Helent for several weeks and will use every eifort in seeing that the measure is given the prop er attention. C. Yegen, of- Biliings. rises to announce that the Sugar City needs a busines administration and needs it badly. ELECT KEW OFFICERS I Commercial Club Has Annual Election of Officers— Quarles Retires The annual election of officers of i the Commercial Club of Roundup j was held at the regular meeting of | that body held Tuesday evening that being the first meeting of the year. President Quarles was nom inated for re-election as it is general ly conceded that he has been of in estimable value to the club in get ting it over the shoals which a new j organization of this kind lias to j contend with, hut declined to ac cept the honor for another year, basing liis resignation on the ground that a change in the head of tho club would he for its betterment. In retiring from the presidency Mr. Quarles reviewed the good work the club lli is accomplished in its short existence, showed where, with the same hearty co-operation which has marked its course in the past, many more needed improvements can he brought about, and thanked the members in a happy strain for the cordial treatment accorded h i m during his term of otliee. Mr.Quarles' administration of the affairs of the club have been universally satis factory, and it goes without saying that the business men appreciate at its true worth his labors in behalf of the welfare of the city. 1-'. A. Appleman was unanimous ly elected to till the chair the en suing year. In accepting the pre sidency the newly elected incumbent paid a line tribute to the retiring chairman and complimented him highly upon the manner in which he has conducted the affairs of his office. He outlined the policy of the club for the coining year and pro mised to do all within his power to further the interests of Roundup. L. R. Carroll succeeded himself as secretary by the unanimous vote of the club. Mr. Carroll has held this office since the inception of the club, and his preformance of the duties of that office which are some what arduous and painstaking, have been so satisfactory that the club would not stand for his refusing to accept the same position for another year. A good deal of the credit for the work accomplished by the club is due Mr. Carroll. C. R. Cheney succeeds himself as treasurer. J. C. Lohman, S. M. Johnson and F. M. Wall are the trustees elected for the ensuing year. STEAM LAUNDRY J j VV. E. Ray and L. M. Law to Providc Roundup With 7 his Important Enterprise. Roundup is to have an up-to-date steam laundry in a short time ar | rangements having been praetieallv j completed by K. W. Ray and f,. M. Law, the promoters of this new en terprise. A site for the laundry has been chosen on J. W. Newton's land east and south of the depot which is an ideal one as its proximi ty to the river will give it excellent drainage facilities. A frame build ing 24x60 in «ize will he erected and machinery of up-to-date pattern will be installed. Work is to com mence as soon as the cold weather lets up and it is expected to have the plant running some time in February. Messrs. Ray and Law are to be commended on their enterprise in going ahead with this improvement which will he a substantial addition to the city of Roundup. This will be the only laundry outlie eo ist ex tension between Forsyth and Butte and i> sur.- to prove a success. , ! Sei lie Halil 1 foMM And You'll Land In SGHRUMP'S STORE FOR Groceries Dry Goods Shoes Genfs' F iirnisliings Shelf Hardware Heaters, Ranges Furniture Just Received a Swell Line of MEN'S and BOY'S CLOTHING August Schrump Roundup, Montana TO Iftüuni FEBRUARY 27th Commissioners Set Date of Elec tion-Census Shows 8(H) Inhabitants Attorney Win. J. Jameson has completed the census of Roundup having 866 names on the list. On Monday of this week he went to Lewistown to present his report to the county commissioners, the tak ing of the census being one of the preliminary steps towards the in corporation of R o u n d u p . The county hoard was convinced that we have all the requirements to incorpor ate and have therefore appointed February 27th as the day upon which the residents will deride at a special election whether they wish lu become a city in the legal sense or not. Alt ho the census taken by Mr. Jane -on shows but 866 inhabitants, it is ale to say that by taking this at a base and figuring that several hundred were overlooked in the count, which was a rough one, and taking in tie- coal camps at Mine No. 2 and Roundup Coal Mining Co., which is practically a part of the city, the population of Roundup is now near to the 1.200 mark as has been ■ timated by The Record. Tie- Billings Sugar company is fattening 800 cattle and 7,000 sle-ep for the ( hicago markets this year. Michenl Blunt, a Flathead Indian was arrested hist week by Deputy ['. S. Marshall Handers, of Butte, for taking liquor into the reservat ion. Captain Rob Fiske, who estab lished the Helena Herald in 1867 and continued to edit the paper for a quarter of a century, died last week at Berkley, California. State Ex iminer Bay shows thati there are d< po sits of over s x mil- ; g lion dollars in the savings depart- ! 8 ment of tin M out ilia state hanks. ! 1 The total >f all deposits i 1 those j ' i.istitm ion is ove r eighteen million j dollars. l ! Marshall's WE ARE. HEAD« QUARTERS FOR Staple and Fancy GROCERIES Dry Goods Clothing Ladies and Gants FURNISHINGS Shelf and Heavy HARDWARE. ff urn I ture,Gaskets Harness and Saddles Wagons and Buggies =AM) g 8 1 ' ! I arin implements Two Busy Corners