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The Roundup Record. VOLUME 1I.-NO. 40 ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1909 $2.00 Per Year in Advance nun bau (Wat nee Over 150 Couple Attend First Annual Ball Given by Vol unteer Fire Department. The first annual ball given by the Roundup Volunteer Fire Depart ment, Christmas night was one of the largest and most unique af airs ever held in Roundup. It will long be remembered by those who attended and the next one will be looked forward to with pleasant anticipation. The dance was held in the new Opera House which is a large and spacious building. It was prettily decorated with red, white and blue bunting and flags, which set off the appearance of the place to pre fection. Grant's full orchestra furnished the music which was ex ceptionally good. Over one-hundred and twenty-five couple were dancing, while many came to look on. At ten o'clock the grand march was called and the floor was filled. The march was led by Alfred Shaw, Fire Chief and Mrs. J. B. Ryan, first couple, and Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Shaw, second, after which followed about 125 couple. The march was planned and guided by S. D. Johnson, who is deserving of much credit. The company cleared a neat little sum which will be used for the de partment. Everything is now in readiness as soon as the water is turned into the mains, a s the council has accepted the bid from the Nott Atwater Co., for 700 feet of hose and hose cart which are now here. These, with the Chem ical Engine, ladders, etc., will be placed in the new hose house on the corner of l3t street west and second avenue, which is nearing completion. Fire Chief Shaw says that we are going to have one of the best vol unteer fire departments in the coun try. as the boys seem to be very enthusiastic about it He is now taking the names of those who wish to be active members, as none but active one should apply. KV POOl NALL Eastern Firm to Open Pool Hall in New Evan's Building. Van House & Stettler, is the name of the firm w h o are now fitting up the new Evan's building on Main street for a bil liard hall, fads is a roomy and well lighted building and will make an excellent place for this purpose. They are as yet undecided as to what date they will open it up, as înly part of the furniture and fix tures have arrived, the remainder being delayed on the road some where between here and Chicago. The place will be strictly modern and up-to-date, beim? furnished iruout with Mission lurniture. The Christmas exercises rendered by the children of the Methodist Sunday school were excellent and all who heard them were greatly pleased. The duet sung by Miss Mason and W. M. Jones was high ly appreciated by all, and it was exceptionally well rendered. The church was beautifully, decorated by two trees trimmed with Christ mas ornaments and tinsil, and Ever greens. Santa Claus came in about nine o'clock with a big treat for the children. Supt. Griffin was pre sented with a watch fob, from the Sunday schqol. The pastor and family were presented with a large stock of groceries. On Sunday the teachers gave each pupil a Christ mas card and booklet. This was the first Christmas tree to be held in the Methodist church and one of the first to be held in Roundup. m pm ai no.} The Discharging of Four Entry men May Cause Miners to Walk Out. At a special meeting o f the Miners' Union Monday evening action was taken which may re sult in a skrike of miners at the Roundup Coal Co.'s mine. Four miners were discharged for shooting coal on the solid in an entryway—that is drilling and fir ing their shots without first making a cutting. This is very apt to cause an explosion, and the company claim it is in direct violation of the miners agreement. The Union claim that their agreement does not mention this fact and therefore think the company in the wrong for discharging the men. After coming to the conclusion they have sent the company notice that if the men are not reinstated by Jan. 1st 1910 they will go out on a strike and have notified their members to be prepared to do so. It i s hoped that n o serious trouble will be averted, as a strike at this time would cause consider able loss to the company as well as a great inconvience to its many customers. The mine has for some time been running at its full capacity and using every effort to fill its many mail orders that come in by every train, the company having called off their salesmen over a month ago. By far the largest shipments go to Butte, and had it not been for Roundup coal they would have experienced a coal famine the first part of December, during the severe weather. It is to be hoped that the Coal Co. and the Union will come to some agreement so it will not be necessary for the mine to shut down. (HIPT DKID 5IKCFS5 Emily Waterman Concert Com pany Give Entertainment of High Character. The concert given by the Emily Waterman Concert Company under auspices of the Pioneer Club last Monday evening, was one of the best in the course this season. The audience, though not as large as the Company deserved, was very appreciative, and everyone went away feeling that their time and money were well spent. Miss Waterman, reader, was especially fine and its seldom that one has the opportunity to listen to a more talented person in that line. Miss Fay gained hearty applause by her rendition of several pieces on the violin as did also Miss Davis in her piano playing and singing, her Japanese song especially pleased her audience. The Pioneer Club should be com plimented for giving the people of Roundup and surrounding country the opportunity to listen to this high class of entertainment, that they have furnished by putting on this Lecture Course this winter. It is seldom that towns the size o f Roundup are given the privelege of seeing and hearing the talent that has comprised the course. The last entertainment in the Course will be L. W. Ford a car toonist, on March 12th. He comes highly recommended and will un doubtly be a fitting climax to this series of entertainments, and no one can afford to pass up the chance of seeing him. The ball to be given by the Clerk's New Year's evening, which was to have been in the Carpen ter's Union hall, has been changed to the new Opera House. Those in vited please note change. NO APPREHENSION AS THIS COMET APPROACHES (CosrrtfM, tm.) UQISLATORS IN SPECIAl Ml Special Session Convenes to Consider Additional Appropriation for Cap ital Wings. The eleventh legislative assembly met in extraordinary session yester day at noon for the purpose of con sidering the propsition of making an additional appropriation suffici ent to cover the difference between the cost of Bedford, Indiana, and Montana stone in the connection of two new wings to the state capitol. The onlv other matter fo be con sidered at this session relates to the making of an appropriation for the maintenance of the state publicity bureau. Governor Submits Message. Governor Norris' message sub mitted yesterdsy to the legislature is as foMows: To the Eleventh Legislative Assem bly in Extraordinary Session: You have been convened in ex traordinary session, in accordance wiih the request of a large majority of the members of this Assembly, for the purposes stated in the call, as follows: "First. Consider and, if found desirable, to appropriate such addi tional sum as may be necessary to permit the purchase of materials of every kind or character produced or manufactured in Montana that may be used in construction of the Capi tols additions, and to make any amendments to the act authorizing the construction of said additions the legislative assembly in its wis dom may deem advisable. Second. To make an appropriat ion for the support of the Publicity Department and for advertising the resources of the state for the fiscal year 1910." You have heretofore committed to the State Board of Examiners the duty of building the additions to the capitol. The board is now preforming that duty. With every act of the board so far preformed, and with every arrangement so far made for the construction of the wings, I have at all times been in absolute accord. You have not been convened on account of any dissatisfaction on my part with any thing that has been done, or with anything that has been arranged by the board. The enactment of the law author izing the construction of the wings, any amendment that may be deemed necessary to be made thereto, the providing of funds to pay the cost of construction, and any and all regulations relative to the amount that may be paid for labor or mater ials, are purely legislative functions. I have been constrained to grant your request and r "ou oppor tunity to assemble and exercise your best judgment, rather than to deny your petition and thereby arrogate to myself a legislative prerogative. Full authority has been given you in the call to enact amendments, provide additional funds, select materials, and make or change any regulations that in your judgement may seem advisable. 'Plie report of the board of exam iners, showing what has been done and the plans that have been out lined for the furtherance of it« duty is submitted herewith. Your ap proval o r further directions now seem in order in my opinion, the board has in every instance followed the plain provisions of the law here tofore enacted by you, and further responsibility is now committed to the legislative assembly, the su preme authority. That some of the materials entering into the con struction of the wings can be pro duced elsewhere cheaper than Mon tana materials of like kind and qual ity. seems to be an unquestioned fact. Whether it is advisable to pay a higher price for materials produced in or manufactured in Montana than that for which ma terials of like kind and quality can be produced elsewhere, and if so, how much, you only, in view of the law now in force, may decide. I submit that if you deem it ad visable to make an additional ap propriation sufficient to purchase any or all Montana-produced or manufactured materials that may enter into the construction of the wings, common fairness and the ex ercise of a sound business discretion seem to demand that opportunity be given to any and all Montana producers or manufacturers of such materials to submit bids for furnish ing the same. Any producer or manufacturer of materials who is not willing to sub mit to fair competition as between all producers and manufacturers of like materials in his state, would seem to be actuated more by sel fish reasons than by the sense of fairness usually obtainable among business men. For your information, it should be said that on April 28. when the second issue of capitol bonds was offered for sale, no bids other than that of the state was made therefor. The following figures show the con dition of the public building land grant fund: First bonds issued, six per cent, $350,000.00. Second bond issue, five per cent, to to in or of of of $500,000.00. Total, $850.0d0.00. Annual interests charge, first issue, $21,000.00. Total, $46,000.00. Amount in public building fund, $180,513,29. Annual net income, rents, inter est, $13,480.00. It is estimated that there are five hundred million feet of timber or "The lands of the public building grant. This timber is largely re mote from present market, and il will likely be some years before anj large sales can be made at $3.0C per thousand, the minimum price fixed by law at which timber car be sold. There is no considerable demand for the grant. You gave the matter of the con struction of the capitol wjngs youi careful consideration during the re gular session. At your request you are now given opportunity for fur ther consideration. I hope that your present deliberations may re sult in final legislative actiem on this subject. This Assembly, in regular session, created a Publicity Department and made an appropriation for its main tenance, and also for advertising the resources of the state for the year 1009. Through a n evident foresight, n o appropriation was made for the year 1910. I recom mend that such an appropriation as may, in your judgment, seem dvisable be now made for the year 1910, and suggest that this appro priation can be made while the chief object of your assembling is under consideration. There are many questions that in my judgment, should receive favorable legislative attention, and under different circumstances I should not refrain from asking fav orable action thereon by you. How ever, you have agreed to serve with out expense to the state and it does not seem fair to ask or expect that you consume more time than is necessary to properly consider the subject mentioned in your request this special session. Your offer to serve* without com pensation is commendable, and it no small factor in the determinat ion of the question whether the ex traordinary session should he con vened. The making of an appropriation to pay the expenses of this session seems unnecessary. The services, without expense, of a sufficient number of competent employees at the capitol to perform any clerical duties requitred by you, are tender ed by the elective and appointive state officers; your printing can be done under the state printing con tract; and the furishing board will supply the necessary jaitor service. Edwin L. Norris, Governor. The executive also submitted a detailed report of the work by the capitol commission and it is shown thereby that the commission used every possible effort to make the cost of the wings, built of Montana stone, come within the limits of the appropriation but without success. This report shows that Columbus quarry is not the only one in the state where a good quality of build ing stone can be quarried. Among others, Doctor Hugh Heaton, of Lavina, Fergus countv, informed the board that he has a quarry from which a fine quality of stone can be quarried. While the assembled legislators refuse to express any opinions for publication, the opinion prevails that there will be no additional ap propriation made unless the Colum bus quarry owners reduce their figures by several thousand dollars. In this connection, it is known that the attitude of Hon. R. B. Thompson from this county is that if any additional appropriation is made, it shall not exceed twenty five thousand dollars. For the information of those who are not posted on the subject it may Sflllt Of "Blliar ùtTTMtK The Elk Candidates are Royally Entertained and Banqueted at Lewistown. A delegation of our young and enterprising citizens desiring to en ter Elkdom, left here last week for Lewistown to take the initatory work. The party consisted of C. R. Cheney, Alfred Shaw. F. A. Apple man, J. H. Grant, Dr. G. A. Lewis and Attorney C. II. Tyler. When they returned home from Lewistown you could readily see by the band ages and slings that they wore, that there had been something doing. Of course, they all stated that they had a "good time," and Cheney and Grant laid considerable em phasis on the word "good." As Editor Eiselein left the state a few days before the Elk's Initia tory at Lewistown, it behoved some of our young men to take his place and show Lewistown the kind of "mettle" possessed by the boys of Roundup. The boys all unainm ously reported that (outside of the heavy work)they had a most en joyable time and were treated royal ly by their brothers at Lewistown. Before the initatory ceremonies a red-light parade was held down Main street, the candates riding in a large hay rack set on sleds. A uniformed guard marched, beside the cumulates and kept them bunched by jabbing at them with spears. After the Initiatory ceremonies a large banquet was held in the Elk's Hall, consisting principally of roast young pig and "fixings." Orches tral music was rendered during the banquet by Otto Wilson's orchestra of five pieces. Several speeches were delivered, Roy Ayres acting as toastmaster. The Roundup boys showed Lewis town that they were all "Orators." A1 Shaw was referred to by Toast master Ayers as the next Mayor of Roundup. We hope that his pre diction materializes as "Alfred" would certainly make a good one. Christmas at the Coairegatioaal Chared. The Christmas exercises at the Congregational church were greatly appreciate«! by a large and inter ested audience. The cantata en titled "The Crowning of Chirstrnas" was well rendered by the children ami was a cre«lit to those who trained them. The solos by Miss Laura Kibble who took the part of St. Valantine's Day and Mrs. Fair child as Thanksgiving Day, were greatly enjoyed. The"Tiney Tots" did their part to perfection. Master Harry Bogue, was the much deserving and excellent presiding officer and was well supported iu his part by Master Floyed Erwin as George Washington and Raymond Kibble as Fourth of July. Miss Hazel Laffea took the part of New Year and supported by her four sea ! sons dressed in suitable costums. Kenneth Thompson in a North pole attire was Winter, Doris Bogue be decked with forgetmenots repre sented Spring, Hazel Finnan in a rich pink dress trimmed with roses was a blooming Summer and Ray mond Windross adorned with vari gated leaves took the part of Autumn. Santa Clause was pres ent and sang a solo. The Christmas tree was beautiful ly decorated and the church was with festoons and evergreens. Four good Xmas presents were on the tree for each child there. be stated that the owners of the Columbus stone quarry live in Cin cinnati, Ohio, and three-fourths of the stone cutting about which so much howl has been made, is done by foreign stone cutters who usual ly send the greater portion of their wages back to the old countries.