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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
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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
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=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
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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
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or
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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.

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