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To Our Patrons
I have decided, after having gone into the matter very thoroughly. That I can serve the needs of my many Customers at Roundup to much better advantage, by placing my Bus iness on a strictly Cash Basis. Therefore commencing Jan. 1st All goods will be sold for Cash and Cash only to one and to all. I have instructed my clerks not to extend Credit to anyone. Plesc do not ask them to do so. I would especialy iuvite you to compare prices on Goods bought from my Store after this date and see if this is not a benefit to you. Thanking you for your past patronage an wishing you a Happy and prosperous New Year and tusting you will be able to see your way clear to favor me with a portion of your future business, I remain, ' Very Respectfully Yours, H. L. Marshall. Watch for our Cash Quotations next week MONARCH FLOUR We have just received a car of this famous Gallatin Valley king of flours, also Oatmeal in all styles and fresh Cornmeal. Try a case of our mixed Cal- &C ifornia canned goods .... M. R. Swanson 8 Go. Corner 2nd St. East and 2nd Ave. Smmmmmrmz'm IOOOOOO—OOO OOMIM ttO MIDLAND Lumber Company Complete Line of LUMBER Sash fr Doors LIME, PLASTER, GEMENT Our aim is Satisfaction Roundup, Montana Unity Lodge A. F. & A. M. OF ROUNDUP Meet« every First and Third Wednesday of the Month In the Pioneer Hall. Geo. N. Gbiffin, Master. H. B. Thompson, Secretary. ROUNDUP NEST No. 106 Brotherhood of Owls Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, in Pioneer Hall Kay Hagab, Executive. Cabteb Jackson, Secretary toi nuin Arm urn (Continued from page 1) 106 But since the days the white man first invaded eastern Montana it has been known as one of the great est ranches of the west, and at one time Mr. Murphy owned and con trolled more acres as good grazing land than any other man in Yellow stone county. And so the new town will enter upon life with a wealth of tradition such as is seldom found in the new' settlements of the state. In the summer of eighteen and seventy-nine, before there was any Northern Pacific railroad or any Billings, Mr. Murphy, then a young man, bought a small herd of cattle into the Musselshell country. The valley was new, no other cattlemen were grazing their herds there, and Mr. Murphy determined to make it his headquarters, providing he could find a suitable spot in which to winter his cattle. After exploring the country for some weeks h e chanced to come upon the region of Big Coulee creek, a stream in„[the northwest part of Yellowstone coun tv, and a tributary of • the Mussel shell. The valley is, like the Yel lowstone, near this city, surrounded with lofty rimrocks, and when Mr. Murphy first looked over it from the crest of rocks he saw thousands of elk grazing in luxuriant grass. The spot looked good to Mr. Mur phy, and here he brought his cattle and established his ranch. The ranch house was built in the same year, and for lack of a better name, Mr. Murphy called his head quarters "Seventy-nine." The name seemed good for a brand, and in the course of a few years cattle marked "79" were grazing over the nearby hills. The story of the growth of [the ranch is similar to that of any other successful western cattle business. The rich pasture land proved to be a money-maker, year by year the number of cattle increased, and it is said that when the ranch Jwas at the height of its productivity Mr. Murphy was feeding twenty thous and head of cattle, from forty to fifty thousand head of sheep and about five thousand horses and mules. As settlement of the country increased Mr. Murphy began purchasing [the alternating sections of railroad land, and at the time the first salt' of the be its Murphy tract was made to the dry land farmers the title to' over one hundred and twenty thousand acres rested in his name. Like all other far-sighted cattle men, Mr. Murphy relized that the cattle days were nearing an end, and he has consequently disposed of the greater part of his holdings at lucrative figures. Piece by piece the land has been sold, at the same time the government land has been settled up, and the coming spring will find a homesteader on nearly every quarter section of government land where once the herds of Seven ty-nine used to roam. At the same time the sections purchased from Mr. Murphy are being disposed of to new settlers who are too late for free land. And in the center of the farms the one-time farm house is being surronnded.with the surveyor's pegs, streets are being laid out and a general store with a large business has been established. James Bailey, who owns the town site of forty acres, is taking care that the name oi the former owner of the land will not be forgotten, and in one of the principal street of the new town has been named Mur phy avenue. Another street will bear the name of Heren. after the man who for many years was the trusted fore man of the Seventy-nine, and a third street will be named after an other former employe of the ranch. The postoffice authorities have con sented to the use of the ranch name, spelled without the hyphen and as one word, for the postoffice which will be established at the new town and it is .expected that the placing of the town lots on the market will bring a number of new buildings. Seventynine will be the first town in the county which will not be on a railroad. It is situated only twelve miles from Rygate, or. the Milwaukee line, and seventeen miles from Cushman, on the Billings Nor thern. To these two points county roads are run and a third road from Seventynine to Belmont will soon be petitioned for. Some of the Murphy cattle still graze on the unsettled sections of land, hut these are being sold as rapidly as possible, and by next spring not a single herd of the former hundreds will be left. All that will remain of the great cattle ranch of a few years ago will be the name and the old ranch house with its corrals and branding corrals. T5etula>jt Although X «aid I'd swear no more As X had sworn In days of yors— Although temptations came Ilka rain To spur me on to words profan«, I ilia not make myself ashamed By even aaying: "I'm dad-blamed!" And yet—and yet no one on earth Spoke of my newer moral worth. Why? Although I banned the fat cigar That hitherto my nerves would mar, And said no more should I be seen A cringing slave to nicotine, Nobody took me by the hand And called my conduct great and grand. Nobody came and praised my grit—' Nobody ever noticed It. Why? But, listen! Here is what X did: 'Twas yesterday that I backslid Pals wine—cigars—I tried them both— And one« I breathed a harmless oath— And lnstanly the word had gona Among my friends, and aUU lila« oa Although I shunned the tempUng cup And vowad I would aot drink It ap; WhyT Of the new leaf which I had turned— Although X pledged no more la wine But amid: "The spring's mild brew for Nobody ever cheered my name. The world, went rolling on the asm«. No one on earth seemed to have learned That I once more In darkness grope And that for me thebe Is no hope— . Why? WILBUR D. NESBIT. First National hank Capital $25,000 Surplus $ 2,500 - OFFICERS F. M. WALL, President T. A. MARLOW. Vice Pres, HARRY p, LAMRERT. Cashier Your ßusiness Cordially Invited Drafts drawn on all Parts of the World Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent wtxxxxxxxx^^ PIANOS We are prepared to give esDecially large discounts on any of our high grade Pianos v for cash during the month of December. If you are anticipating buying a Piano, buy it now, while you can get this special discount and save yourself the profit that otherwise goes to the dealer, This Special Discount for Cash is a discount of $50 after taking off your regular cash discount of 10 per cent. But remember that this offer only holds good for the month of December, so if you want to make your wife or daughter a Christmas present in il e way of a nice Piano, you have a chance to do so and save an extra $50 by buying this month. We sell Pianos on easy payments If you aren't in a position to take advantage of our speeial discount, and want a Piano, write us stating about what priced Piano you want, and we will send you a description of one of oui high grade nstruments and sell it on easy terms. Remember, the special cash discount holds good only for December. The Home of The Best Pianos W. S. SMITH'S Lewstown, Mont, j Phone Mutual 84 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦>♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Entirely Re-Furnished Up-to-Date in Every Respect POOL TABLES In Connection Soft Drinks, Tobacco and Cigars DAVID LONEY, Proprietor Main Street WllrtlllWOlWlllWll ^^ Wlllll»rtlllkWlWiWilrt^^ FOR MEALS LIKE MOTHER USED TO MAKE GO TO The European Hotel ■Milan The St* Paul Dining Room Mrs. Theo. Schmitz, Prop. Meal Tickets 21 Meals for $5.SO OPPOSITE C. M. & St. P. DEPOT. ROUNDUP. MONT Roundup Aerie No. 1817 F. O. E. Meets ln Pioneer Hall Every Second and Fourth Wednesday In the month. Visiting Members Invited. Carl N. Thompson, Worthy Pres. A. T. Millib, Worthy Secretary. I. O. O. F. Miracle I Lodge No. 84. Meets in Pioneer Hall every Friday Even ing at 7:S0 o'clock. F. A. Applexan, Noble Grand A. Shaw, Secretary.