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The Roundup Record.
VOLUME I.—NO. 42 ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1909 $2.00 Per Year in Advance J5LV THE BOSTON CASH STORE Is the Place to Buy Your CLOTHING DRYGOODS FURNISHINGS r \\7K ill mir lines lie cause we make a speci alty of it. Tin 1 latest 111 novel ties can always be seen at TIIK IP 1ST' IN. l.adïos' furs l.adios* fJloHks Skirls Waists Brossiaji Sacques ! iocs Shoos l'or f Mon, Women lr (>hihlron Qualitv Guaranteed .J =THE: 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 higli grade stationery will be found at our store. Gandies New shipments weekly ALWAYS FRESH the in all the i I I ! REPUBLIC PHARMACY HAIG HT- BLAIR CO. Roundup : Montana ROUNDUP HAS ITS FIRST FIRE Company House and Tar Paper Shack Destroyed Early Tuesday Morning LOSS ABOUT $2000 Almost Entire Contents of Com pany House Saved—Shack Insured for $500. Early Tuesday morning, one of the miner's houses of the Republic Coal Co., and a tar papered shack owned by Billy Jenkins were dis troyed by tire. The fire originated in the Jenkins house, and, being only a short distance from the company dwelling, was communi cated to the latter before it was dis covered. The loss of the fire is estimated at about $2000, pratieally all of the contents of the company house being saved, while those of the other were consumed. Jenkins had $000 insurance on his shack and furniture. The fire was seen about half past four when the little black shack was already in flames only a small blaze being visible on the other building. If means had been at hand at this stage to fight the lire, most of the damage could easily have been averted. Before water could be procured. liowe\Tr, the i blaze was beyond control and both buildings in a short time were a mass of ruins. The fact that there was not a breath of wind saved the I greater portion of that part of the I city, as it would have been almost ! impossible to check the blaze in the lace of a heavy breeze without adequate lire lighting apparatus. The tire was caused by an over heated stove pipe. .Janies Kibble, who occupied the company house, has secured one of the other houses and has moved ids effects therein. He sustained very little damage. TO ISSUE DIRECTORY in ent hill ed or it of j t ;the ! j in Co. Growing Rapidly—Have 68 Subscribers and 54 on Ranch Lines. The Lewistown-Billings Mutual Tel. Co., which controls the local exchange, will publish a directory containing the names of subscribers in the city and on the ranch lines running out of here for the conven ience of their patront and to simplify the work of "central." The copy for the directory is now in the hands of the printers and is expected to he ready for distribution in about a a week. The directory isintersestinginmore ways than one. It shows that there are 68 'phones in services in the city at the present time, and Manager Marcyes informs us that new ones are being installed almost daily. There are four long distance lines connected with the exchange run ning to Musselshell. Lavina, Billings and Lewistown. On the Musselshell lint* you can reach 18 ranchers and on the Lavina line 1(5. The line to Billings connects with only 6 'phones three of which are in Old Roundup. The line to Lewistown is the longest and over it you can talk to 19 ranchers. The last named lino con nects with Flatwillow, Grass Range Forest Grove and all the big ranches on Flatwillow and in the foot hills of the Snowies. The rates for calls over the long distance lines are as follows: To subscribers— B i 11 i n g s, 15c; Lavina, 10c; Musselshell, 10c; Lew istown. 75c. A subscriber is allowed to talk to any of the ranches free of charge. To non-subscribers—Billings,60c; Lavina, 25c; Musselshell, 25; Lew istown, 75c. A charge of twenty five cents is made to non-subscribers for talking to any of the ranches on the long distance lines. it to as of NEW COUNTY ALMOST ASSURED Encouraging Reports From Hel ena Regarding County Division. NEW NAME SU66ESTED Cruse County, In Honor of Well Known Sheep Man, Is the New Name. Word received from W. K, Quarles and L. R. Carroll, who are in Helena in the interest of the county division hill, shows that ex cellent progress is being made, and that many promises of support are being offered them from every quarter. The reports are so en couraging that it looks at the pres ent time as if the hill will pass with hut little opposition. So far very little opposition against the hill lias developed and it is expect ed that the delegation from this county, while probably not in fav or of the measure, will not oppose it openly. Lewistown is protesting emphati cally against the forming of a new county, and at a meeting of the of the Commercial club of that city Monday, the following resolutions were passed: ''The Commercial Club most em j pliaticully protests against thecrea t ion of said new county or any other which will entail the alteration of ;the boundary lines o" Fergus. Cas ! cade, Yellowstone or Meagher j counties for the reason that it is in expedient to establish new counties in the central or eastern part of the state under present conditions, in view of the very incomplete devel opment of railway communications. "It is further inexpedient in that he a to 19 15c; of on it will result in increased taxation to the citizens of the old counties as well ns the new and is unjust to the older counties in consideration of the liablities assumed by them in the past for the benefit of the citi zens who reside in the distriit now proposed to he segregated when such district did not and never have contributed a proportionate amount of revenues." The first argument advanced in the resolutions is of such little con sequence that it is hardly worth while mentioning it. It seems out of place for a town at the end of a dinky spur to make a statement of this nature. As to the second it is not at all difficult to show that the segregation of this section would not unduly burden the people of the old county in the matter of tax-j ation. Heretofore this section in! its undeveloped state litis been ad ministered at a great expense, and more money luis been spent in mileage for the sheriff and county attorney than has been derived from revenues. There is nothing to show what real, substantial benefit we ever derived from the old county. It therefore seems that the old county would he able to ad minister its affairs better and at less cost with us "paddling our own canoe." Lewistown had better look around for some effective arguments to keep the Inland empire intact, for a vast empire it is, indeed. A movement is now on foot to have the new county called Cruse county in honor of Tom Cruse, the well known sheep man, who owns the X Bar ranch. He lives in Helena and is using his influence to bring about the proposed division. Don't lock the ham after the horse is stolen. Insure your pro perty now in good reliable companies and cease your worrying. See Carl N. Thompson about k. Get the Habit 1 follovtheCrovd And You'll Land In SGHRUMP'S STORE FOR 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 BANK ELECTS OFFICERS First National Bank Has Amuu Election of Officers—New Vice President, At a meeting of the stockholder. of the First National Bank of Bound- j up Tuesday tin* annual election ol otlicers was held. Only two changes were made. T. A. M a r 1 o w ol Helena was elected vice president in place of R. M. Calkins, and H. F. ( lenient of Flatwillow was chosen as a new member of the boa rd ol directors. The personnel of the officers and hoard of directors of the hank is as follows: F. M. Wall, president. T. A Marlow, vice president. C. R. Cheney, cashier. Board of Directors— M. M. Klein, F. M. Wall, C. R. Cheney, T. A. Marlow and H. F. Clement. The Bank has enjoyed a heavy business since its organization an<l the management of its affairs under the direciion of Cashier Cheney has Been entirely satisfactory to the slockla »filers. Cal Millard, who recently pur chased a new 50 horsepower 4 cylin der touring car. lias decided to in augratc automobile stage service between here and Billings as soon as spring opens and the roads be come passable. This would mean a great saving in both time and money to people traveling between here and the Sugar City and will undoubtedly he well patronized. Cal expects to make the trip daily consuming three hours in making the distance one way. He is con templating putting in bridges sup ported by cables over two of the big gulches between here and Bue key station would would eliminate considerable hill climbing as well as reducing the distance and time materially. The bridges would re quire a span of about 70 feet and would he for automobile use only. Free! A 48-piece handsomely deeoaated dinner set given away absolutely free at F. M. Wall Co.'s <t»»re. See sample in window.