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The Roundup Record
A. W. EISELEIN. Editor and Publisher Published every Friday at Koundup, Montana. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. 12.00 per year strictly In advance: $2.60 It not so paid. Kntered as second-class matter June 6, 1008 at the post office at Koundup, Mon tana, under the Act of March 8,1870. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1909. SOLICITOUS LEWISTOWN T EWISTOWN is up on its ears over the proposed seg gregation of a few townships of the vast territory of Fergus county to form a new county so that the segregated district may have better enforcement of law, improved roads, new bridges, and the countless other benefits to be derived from being in a county that has the wel fare of all its people at heart. The Lewistown Democrat and someone who signs himself "Taxpayer," as sail the figures printed in The Re cord of two weeks ago relative to county division, showing the esti mated valuation and revenues of the proposed new county. The estimate of the valuation is not exaggerated one whit. The Democrat objects to the item of $300,000 given as the mine valua tion, forgetting that there are three mines, the valuation of each being, at the very least, $100,000. The valuations of the new towns of Roundup, Melstone, Lavina, etc., also comes in for some trimming. These figures are based on a com parison with other towns of about the same population, and if they do not already touch the $750,000 mark, they will do so in very short order. The estimating of revenues to be derived from licenses and fines, it must be acknowledged, is a mat ter of more or less guess work, and is entirely dependent upon condi tions. However, even if The Re cord's figures are cut as the Demo crat insists, it would leave Mussel shell county in a pretty comfortable financial position anyway. The item of licenses other than saloons is apparently a conundrum to both the Democrat and Mr.Tax payer. If they would go to the trou ble to look thru the statutes of the state of Montana, they would dis cover that almost every line of bus iness is required to pay a license ranging from $5 to $50 quarterly, which is divided equally between the county and state. If Fergus county has heretofore overlooked this source of income.it had better get busy at once, as it would be a substantial lift in paying for that $150,000 court house now build ing. Again, it must be taken into consider ation that if the bill which is now before the legislature, passe«, it would not take effect until January 1st, 1910. If this section continues to develop during the coming year as it has during the one just closed, then The Record's figure s would need revising, but it would be op posite to what the Democrat thinks. Our contemporary makes the statement that $800 was expended by the commissioners last year in improving the roads in this vicinity, but a careful scrutiny o( the high ways leading into Roundup fails to disclose that any effectual work was done along this line. Three or four petitions for better roads have been sent to the commission ers, but they have invariably been dismissed with the plea that there was no money in the road fund. The truth of the matter was that the boulevard between Lewistown and Kendall needed fixing. The only real effectual work on mads in this section was that done between here and the bridge at Old Roundup, AND MOST OF THIS WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY POPULAR SUB SCRIPTION. Now, then, comes the question: Why is Lewistown so solicitous over the welfare of this section to want us to "hang to mother's apron strings" for a while longer, claiming, as they do, that it is a great sacri fice to the older portion of the county to have us remain thus? There's a season. The bonded indebtedness of Fergus county is $203,000. If the legislature acts favorably on the county division bill, the new county will have to assume a proportionate share, based on its assessed valuation, of this bonded debt, If we wait two or four years our valuation will, perhaps have doubled, and we will then have to assume twice the proportunate share we would have to assume now. DO WE WANT COUNTY DIVISION NOW, OR DO WE WANT TO WAIT AN INDE FINITE PERIOD? ALFALFA TEA. I N response to many inquiries we have gone to the trouble of having "alfalfa t e a" an alyzed. Several of our subscribers have written to us, asking whether or not it was intoxicating and also suggesting that it would he a good plan to publish the receipe for making it. We can state postively that the tea is not intoxicating, for after a little coaxing we induced the office devil to drink a half pint of the stuff. He said it kind of had a tendency to make him feel sea sick, and once or twice he leaned over the case and groaned, but within an hour he had entirely recovered and was daubing red ink on the office cat's tail. For ordinary purposes the following recipe will be found practicable: Take half a ton of alfalfa roots and allow them to stew in a four-quart pan of water for fifty-six minutes. Re move from the stove, add a pinch of snuff and three jolts of amphro bidia jokola. (This can be obtained at any hardware store.) Strain through an ordinary milk strainer and set on hack porch to cool. Serve with whiped cream and rasp berry jelley. Some like it better if served hot, similar to Tom and Jerry but we prefer it cold. It goes down easier and is less liable to cause in digestion. All first class jewelry stores now carry alfalfa tea spoons in stock, and if one is entertaining in style they are quite the proper thing.—Belfry News. LET IN HARLO S AM SMALL of the Judith Gap Journal, published at the town of Where-Is-Judith-Gay fame, which also has a longing to be the countv seat of something, got pretty nervous last week when he learned of the proposed formation of Muss elshell county for the first time. He immediatly entered a protest against his town being taken into the proposed limits, not knowing that it was never included, but urg es us to let Harlowton come in on the game. Brother Small says, in part: "We do not want to be taken away from dear old White Bulphur Hprlngn and howling Harlowton. Wewoulden't object to Koundup takln« Harlowton, however; In tact we would rather prefer It—and so would White Sulphur Springe —and we will promise to do all In our power to help Koundup form a new county If they will leave Judith Gup out and take Hnrlowtou instead. Of course It all depends on what Koundup wants. We are all In Koundup's roundup, and If It wants to lussnlHurlnwtou and cruel ly brand that outlaw maverick, we will not raise a dissenting voice providing Koundup opens the corral and lets Judith Gap escape." We are sorry we cannot accom modate Bro. Small by letting Harlowton come in to bask in the '-unshine of tin* new county, having fully decided to leave the division town work out its own salvation. INCORPORATION AND FIRE PROTECTION ^rrMlK advisiliilii.' iff inn >n>< >: J l tion and, incidentally, hetier lire protection, was brought to mind by the lire of last week. Altho the lire was not very serious and the loss not heavy, the inability of the citizens to cope with it suc cessfully was just a g; nt le reminder that incorporation is the only solu tion of this serious problem. The chemical tire engine which lias just been purchased thru the efforts of tin- common iel club, is perhaps < 1 fective in a small blaze and may be [the means of saving many times its original cost, but would he abso I lately useless in a serious eontlagra Ition. Neither will this safeguard bring about any appreciable reduc tion in the oust of lire insurance, I the premiums on which staggers us every time wedare to think about it. As the saying goes, a people never do anything un'il necessity drives them to it. Let Roundup profit by the experience of others and do otherwise. With old Fergus county on the operating table and two or three surgeons flourishing knives and saws to effect a cure for her case of com pound obesity, it is hard telling whether she will survive the or deal or not. IN A BAD FIX TCJTON. B. B. THOMPSON is be jOJL tween the devil and the deep sea on the county devision proposition. Mr. Thompson lias ambitions to represent Fergus coun ty in the senate two years hence and is trying to figure out how he can retain the good will of this section and not antagonize the in terests at Lewistown at the same time. If he does not fight the measure with might and main the powers are apt to throw him down, and if he does fight it, Roundup and this section in general will make a mental note of the fact to he referred to about the third of November, 1910. Rufus had better move out to his ranch and become a resident of the new county, and we will send him to the senate when the time comes. It is now proposed to print news papers on black paper with white lettering to solve the problem of the high price of wood pulp, as black paper can be made from almost anv fibrous stock. Maybe this would enable the country publisher to get out a cleaner sheet as dirty finger marks wouldn't be so noticeable. Wide and self-satisfying is the smile on the countenance of the bench farmer who put in a crop of winter wheat last fall. And the re sults next fall will be a chin-dropp er to the fellow who is always tell ing you that "vou can't raise nothing without water." Some fool fellow wants to know what the biggest noise the world ever heard was. Just now Round up is making a pretty lusty noise and to Lewistown it seems to be drowning out everything else. The members of the legislature who are figuring on voting against the bill providing for a whipping post for wifebeaters, will have some thing to explain to their wives when they get home. A southern preacher advises girls to marry bashful men. The male sex of the country is now threatened with a wave of bashfulness. Mud is just dust that has absorb ed moisture to its fullest capacity, that's all. The chinook and the coal are not very good friends. The fellow who sees the first rob in is about due. CRINOOK UPON US Warm Wind Welcome, But OH, My, the Mud The cold weather which had been reigning supreme for almost two weeks, received a decided kink last Friday when a lusty, fullgrown chinook swept down upon us from the northwest, demolishing the ten inches of snow on the ground as only the chinook can. AH week the temperature has been extremely mild and the snow has disappeared entirely. To the newcomers, whose knowl edge of the chinook consisted only of what they had read or heard, the effects of this warm wind, coining right upon the heels of a severe cold spell, was most astonishing. The guest, needless to say, is. a welcome one, and while the mud. which, of in« essity, accompanies the rapid melting of the snow, is just a trifle disagreeable, who cares? Anyway, it will only he mud until it dries. I ,1 où î SkjijilS JAMX Pfi-.SUAiLY \V ill Cio East on Extended Visit— Is Succeeded bv Samuel Phillips! Lewistown Daily News: At the annual meeting of directors of the Umpire Bank & Trust company held last Saturday evening, Samuel 1'liillips was elected to succeed Mon. Rufus Thompson as president in that institution, and Frank J. Ilazen was chosen ehashier to succeed John L. Beebe. Mr. Thompson, who has been president of the bank since it was organized more than a year ago, finds his private business of such a nature as to take much of his time. He will also speud a greater portion of the present year in the east, vis iting for a time his old home in Vermont. These personal matters cause him to resign, and his desig nation was excepted at the Satur day evening meeting of the directors. Old Roundup News. Tom Carl, the village blacksmith is keep very busy these days. Bert Meacham has started a stage line between Camp No. 2 and Roundup. Tom Carl almost shot a deer the other night. Just as he w'as going to pull the trigger—he woke up. Mike Klein has finished filling his ice house. It holds 200 tons of the best quality of ice the Mussel shell is capable of producing." In the near future, when the birds are singing merrily, we are going to give our town a new name. The name "Maverick" would be a very appropriate one. The train over the new spur gives the natives quite a scare as it thun ders on its way to Camp No. 2 every day with supplies. It gives the old town quite a metropolitan appearance. M. M. Klein is going to open a stone quarry in the spring. There is an abundance of excellent stone here almost free from lime, having a straight, even grain, can be split like wood. The chances are there will be a number of stone buildings erected in the new town and it looks like a fortune for Mike. Talk about doings;-there is some thing doing here all the time. Every ten minutes Vinegar Jim says, "Take one." Every 5 minutes Popseys, "Shake the dice." Every 3 minutes a cat fight be hind the saloon. Every 5 minutes the mail arrives. Every 3 0 minutes Slim gets hungry. Every otner day the ice in Mike's ice house melts and Mike sheds tears. —Special correspondent. In the production of wool for the year of 1908 Wyoming heads the list with 36,000,000 pound b. Montana is a close second with 32, 200,000 pounds. The per cent of shrinkage for Montana wool is given at 64, while the shrinkage in Wyom ing product is 68 per cent. In scoured wool the Montana clip was a few thousand in excess of the Wyoming output. The bleached skeleton of an un known man, the decaying bones of a monster bear and the twisted barrel of an old-fashioned gun—mute evi dences of a mortal combat between man and beast years ago—were dis covered in a remote section of the Flathead Indian reservation near Dix on a few days ago by a hunting party. The skeleton of the man lay close beside that of the bear, as though both had gone down together in a terrific death struggle. Indica tions point to the fact that the com bat must have occurred 30 or 33 years ago, as the wooden stock of the gun had rotted entirely away and the gun barrel was of a style in use about that time. NOTICE, OF ELECTION NOTICE IS IIKKKHY OIVEN, tllBt on Satur day the 27th ila.v of February, A. I). IW. at the new school house situated on First street West. Lots :t and 4. Block No. t>. First addition to the t< wnslte of Kounuup. Montana, an election will be held for the purpose of submitting to a vote the propo sition to organize part of Section 18. Town ship 8 North, Hange 27 Fast in the County of Fergus and State of Montana, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of said tract of land which is an Iron Monument from which the corner to Sections 18. 14. 28 and 24, Township K North. Hange 25 Fast bears South 88 degrees 88 minutes, west Hhs.S feet, thence running South 8« degrees 84 minutes, Fast 82.1 feet, to an Iron monu ment, thence by curve to the left of 8887.87 feet radius parallel to center line of the main track of the Chicago Milwaukee A St. Haul By. Go of Montana, and 5t> feet northerly therefrom 1782.8 feet to an Iron mom î ment, thence running North (18 degrees IT minutes. Fust 178.6 feet to the Southeast corner which is an Iron monument, tlienee running North 1810.7 feet to t lie Northeast corner which is an Iron monument, thence running west 2280 feet to the Northwest eonn-r which is an iron monument, thence Mining south IW18.5 feet to tne place of in .. inning. Thence Also, for First Addition to the Townsite of Koundup. «Hunted in Section 18 ! ownsliip « North. Hange 27. Fast. Fergus ' foamy. State of Montana, more particu larly described as follows to-wit: I'.ea.aiiiug at a -tone monument from which tlie Southwest corner of said Section 18, bears South 66 degrees 814 minutes, west Hi'.-.7 feet: thence riming Fast 8itii feet to a si one monument on the West boundary line of the Townsite of Koutidup at its Inter section with the center line of second Avenue; thence running North along said west boundary line lints feet to an iron I monument which is the Northwest corner of the Townsite of Koundup: thence run ning East along the Nortli boundary line of the townsite of Koundup. 2280 fee: to an Iron monument which Is the Northeast corner of the Townsite of Koundup; thence running North 782 feet to a stone monu ment: thence running West 26Mrt feet to a stone monument: tlience running South ISHO feet to tlie place of beginning, situated In Fergus County, state of Montana. Into a municipal Corporation to be known as the "Town of Koundup." The ballots used at said Flection must be "For Incorporation'' and "Against Incor poration." The poll will l>e open at Elgin o'clock In the morning and continue «»pen until Six o'clock in the afternoon of said day Dated this 21 day of .biimery, A. I». liKtii. C. 1,. Myersick. C'lerlt of Board of County Commis sioners of Fergus County, Montana. First Dublicatum, January 22nd, Iwa. O'.O'.O. n. R. sïïMison (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 M 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. ^WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW W WWWWVft W. H. LEWIS J. E. EUBANK Lewis & Eubank Designers- ■Contractors» »Builders Plans it Estimates Furnished ROUNDUP, .V.V.VVW.'AV . 1 MONTANA Henry P. Nelson House, Sign Ô Carriage PAINTING Paper Hanging, Decorat ing, Wall Paper, Paints Ô Oils......... 1st Ave. & 2nd St. East 8 THE MINER. RAY BROS. Props. FINE WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS. CORNER 1st ST. & RAILWAY AVE. Roundup, Montana.