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ROUNDUP 1 n ie Roundup Record. MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-1911 VOLUME II.— NO. 47 ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1910 $2.00 Per Year in Advance DIVIS10II (LUD ELECTS OEEICERST= Subordinate Clubs to Be Organized and Plan of Campaign for Coming Fight to Be Outlined. ns sum be mm Fred Handel Thinks New County Should Include Part oE Daw son and Rosebud. Fred W. Handel, the well known Musselshell merchant, was a visitor in Roundup Wednesday. The little town of Musselshell, which is located prettier than any other town on the river, is coming right along and with prospects for the present year looking very bright. Among the important enterprises recently estab lished there is a newspaper, the Musselshell Advocate, which is al ready doing much toward the de- : velopment of the town it represents ; and the surrounding country. A live i Commercial Club is another asset of the town, and is always looking ; out for the interests of Musssl- 1 shell. With the development of the Carpenter creek and Musselshell | coal fields, which is already under way, Musselshell will no doubt be eome an important point. Speaking of the proposed new ; county of Musselshell, Mr. Handel ! said to The Record: "While people in our section «re practically all in favor of the crea tion of the new county, opinion varies as to the boundaries thereof. L am in favor of extending the line« further east than was provided for in the bill before the last legislature, and I believe my contentions are right. The lines should be extend! ed at least two townships east of the j Musselshell river taking in parts of 1 Rosebud and Dawson counties. A small stream like the Musselshell, make a very poor boundary as ean lie seen in the cutting up of ranches ! which lie on either side of the river, and in the formation of school dis- i tricts. "The probable rate of taxation in, the new county is a matter which is fraught with more or less danger to the movement, but if it cun be j shown that the assessable property of the proposed county will be sufficient to make the rate as low, if not lower, than either Fergus or Yellowstone, then there should he no opposition whatever." 10 nSEIIT BUTTE AftCIHTECTS W. H. Lewis Now Local sentative of Link & Haire, Well Known Butte Architects. W. H. Lewis, the contractor and builder, has been made local repre sentative of the firm of Link & Haire, well known architects of the state with headquarters at Butte. The fact of this firm being represent ed in Roundup will no doubt mean much in regard to the architectual beauty of some of the new buildings to be erected here in the near fu ture, altho the city already boasts of a number of exceptionally lint structures. Link & Haire art- the designers of several fine buildings : in this state, among them being the state capitol at Helena, the State Savings Bank and Silver Bow Club in Butte. Mr. Lewis has established his office in suite No. 1 in the new Gibb building. ; j Repre- i A large assortment of Drummer's sample pipes. While they last half price. The Mission Pool Hall. ' ^ The above is a list of the oflicers elected at the meeting of the Coun ty Division Club held Monday even ing and it may be stated right here that a better set of men could not have been chosen to shape the course of this organization the pur pose of which is of vital importance to every resident of the Musselshell valley and tributary country. While President— DAN W. SLAYTON, Lavina. Secretary— E. J. CRULL, Roundup. Treasurer— M. M. KLEIN, Old Roundup. Executive Board— GEO. N. GRIFFIN Roundup. CARL N. THOMPSON ALFRED SHAW JOS. L. ASBRIDGE, Pine Grove. Vice Presidents— C. F. RICHARDON, Roundup. HERB BELCHER, Lavina. E. L. PARKINSON, Melstone. W. L. TILLMAN. Musselshell. W. S. SHAW, Flatwillow. W. H. LEWIS, Clara. WM. CRUSE, Tyler. GEO. SPENDIFF, Delphia. M. H. FLETCHER, Taylor. JOHN S. DAVIS, Camp No. 3. W. B. MILLARD, Davis. W. A. KEENE, Keene Coal Camp. GEO. MILLS, Gage. some friendly rivalry developed be tween the supporters of different candidates, the contests were ami cably settled to the satisfaction of all, and harmony in the rank and file of the Club is an assured fact. The executive board, which pract ically has charge of the affairs of the Club, will formulate a plan of campaign at a meeting to beheld in the near future. Among the first steps to he taken will be the or ganization of subordinate clubs at the various points in the proposed new county to act in bar the for the ary to ing : asaa j] an ts of mony with the main body. T work of organization of these well in all probability he left to the sec retary. Considerable work will he in volved in arriving at the probable boundary lines of the new county, and it now looks as tbo they will he changed somewhat from those pro vided for in the bill presented in the last legislature. 1 n establishing lines the executive committee will endeavor as much a possible to conform with the wishes of the people residing along the boundaries, and to reach satisfac ; tory agreements with the counties encroached upon. This part of the j campaign, it is expected, will con i sume considerable time. The Club now has a membership of 130. with new members constant ly enrolling. Every effort will be put forth the next few months to increase the membership to the one thousand mark. IKADIRD POSTPONED Preliminary Hearing o( Assailants of Policeman Langdon Post poned Until Monday. The preliminary hearing of the Policeman Langdon, which was to have been held Mon day, has been postponed until Mon day, February 28th, on account of the inability of the county attorney to be present. The men are charged with second degree assault, and are out under $1000 bail each. There is a possibility of the charge being changed to assault in the third de gree, in which event it will become ■ justice court case. at a THE NEW KING (Copyright. 1909.) fSMJUIX/Jt/ Pork Has Reached the Top -.e Am i> y Meats. Question of Bonding School District in the Amount of $14J50 a Vital One to Roundup . The special election called by the school board of district No. 55 for the purpose of deciding the question of bonding the district in the amount of $14,150 to build a new school house will he held in the school house next Monday, Febru ary 21st. The question to he sub mitted to the voters reads as fol lows: "Shall bonds be issued and sold to the amount of $14,150 and bear ing not to exceed six per cent, in terest for the purpose of purchasing school lot and building a school I1US5ELSIIELIP10KEER DIES Ezra Cartwright, Civil War Vet eran, Answers Final Roll Call at Age of 78. Ezra Whitford Cartwright, for; sixteeu years a resident of Mussel shell, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wright Harvey, at 11:30 Tuesday evening of last week. The cause of his death was a complication of diseases along with his extreme age. Ezra Cartwright was horn in New York state February lfith, 1832, and was nearly 78 years old at the time of his death. He was a Civil War veteran having served in the Seventh Wisconsin cavalry with honor and distinction thruout the war. He belonged to Jerry Rusk Post G. A. R. of Towner, N. I). He died' happy in the Christian faith. He leaves eight children, besides many grandchildren and relatives and a host of friends,who mourn his departure. The children residing near Musselshell are, Mrs. John Cooley, Mrs. Wright Harvey and Ezra Cartwright, Jr. Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wright Harvey last Thursday, and the body laid to rest in the little cemetery at Musselshell. Action has been taken to increase the worth of the Lewistown Com mercial club. C. A. Perkins, of Austin, Minn., who represents a party of Minne sotans who expect to come to Mon tana this spring to take up home steads, is in the city this week. He is making a close inspection of the country and conditions, and today told The Record that he is highly pleased with this section and that in all probability his party will lo cate here. house thereon and furnishing the same?" The poll« will he open from 2:00 o'clock p m. to 0:00 p. m of the day of election, and all citizens who have resided in the state for one year, and thirty days in the school district next preceding the election are eligible to vote. Women of the age of twenty-one and upwards may also vote, hut must have the same qualifications as other electors is regards residence. It will not he necessary to register. DAVIS TO IIAVE LUHBED TARD of Action is in progress for the es- j tahlishinent of a pension fund fnr , Captain Grant Marsh, one of the, old rivermen of the Northwest and j well known by many in this state. J j Company Organized Here to Put in Lumber Yard at New Town of Davis. A new company was organized here last week for the purpose of starting a lumber yard at the new town of Davis at the camp of the Davis Coal Company. The name of the new company is the South Side Lumber Company, and is in corporated under the laws of the state of Montana, being capitalized at $20,000. Tl ie incorporators arc Alfred Shaw and C. F. Smith, of this place, and J. E. Lane, of Lew istown. No election of officers has not yet been held. Work was commenced Tuesday on a temporary shed, and the com pany expects to he ready for busi ness in a few weeks. Billy Buster school Marshall's store. shoes at will Fancy Washington Apples, suit you, at Swanson's. Senator Dixon has introduced a bill providing for $85,000 for the the construction of a hospital at Mis«oula. Furnished Rooms for Rent— Nicely furnished rooms for rent by week or month with" privilege of hath. Centrally located. Reason able rates. Apply Noble's Shop. Organization of the lumbermen of the state to secure fire protection is begun and will be gotton into work ing order as soon as possible so as to be of use with the oncoming dry season when fires are numerous. LAI (KM EÂCT0RT 10 L0ÜTE Largest Cigar Manufacturing Establish ment in Montana to Be Located in Roundup. M. N. Rensabat, late of Havana, Cuba, where he has been conduct ing a large cigar manufacturing establishment employing over two hundred men. was in Roundup sev eral days this week looking over the city with a view of establishing a similar institution here. He was very highly pleased with Roundup and lias fully decided to locate here in the manufacture of cigars on a large scale. He has purchased four lots on upper Main street, and lie fore leaving for Butte yesterday morning left plans for two buildings with several local contractors who are now figuring on them. They are to be three-storv structures, one for warehouse purposes and the other for a factory, work on them to commence in two or three weeks. Mr. Bensabat will return from Butte in about a week when more difinitc plans will he given out. The factory will employ about fifty men and will have a daily out put of 15,000 cigars. Thirty Cuban families are to he brought to Round up and given employment. Two brands of cigars are to he made, the El Marijo and the Cabelleros, the product of the factory to he market ed in the entire northwest. Mr. Bensabat controls a large planta tion in Cuba and will ship his tobacco direct from there. He has been compelled to shift the scene of his operations to the States on account of his health, having come fiver about a year ago. While en gaged in the business in Cuba, he marketed large quantities of his cigars in England, France, Spain and Germany. By reason of the difference in the duty on tobacco and the finished product, it has been hound cheaper to manufac ture the cigars in this country. The new enterprise, which ac cording to present indications will be the largest of its kind in the state of Montana, will represent an investment of $30,000, and will mean a monthly payroll of $7,000 to Roundup. It is the intention to have the factory in operation by September 1st. Surveys were begun in Ivalispel lately for an electric railway. Three and three quarter million dollars state funds are now in the state treasury or in bonds. A meeting of the Montana Veteri nary Medical association will he held in Billings Feb. 9 and 10. It is reported that plowing has progressed during the winter in the vicinity of Valicr with hut few in teruptions. Two convictions of hunting with out a license were reported at the state game warden's office this week and penalties of $25 were fixed. The Bitter Root brand of canned apples, crab apples and plums, a product of the canning factory es tablished in the valley last summer, will soon he placed on the market. One of the largest mountain lions ever killed in the state was killed j near Libby recently. The hide of , the lion measured nine feet from tip to toe and the animal weighed j two hundred pounds. T . , , , , j It is reported that many former Montana settlers who went to Cana da in response to enticing advertise a ments concering the advantages of the country there are returning to Montana where they have learned conditions are the better. a of AflOTRED NEW ENTEME Dave Loney Buys Property and Will Start Plumbing and Machine Shop. David Loney, now superintend ent of the Roundup Water Company last week purchased two lots on the corner of First street east and Third avenue on which he will erect a building this spring to be used for a plumbing and machine shop. The lot was purchased of Albert Schroeder for a consideration of $2,400, this including two small buildings on the property. This sale sets the mark for First street property and shows how values have increased in Roundup. As soon as the weather permits, Mr. Loney will commence work on the erection of a brick or concrete building. He has already placed orders for machinery of the latest designs for his plant, and once in operation will be able to take care of any and all classes of work. It is also his intention to establish a foundry sometime during the pre sent year, which will he the only one between Aberdeen and Butte. The repair work of the mines here is enough to practically insure success of the new venture. "OLD HAIDS" M NIT the "Spinsters" in Convention Assem bled Amuse Large Audience in Stanley Hall. The "Old Maids" Convention" held in Stanley Hall Wednesday evening in which the ladies of the Methodist church took part, was a decided success in every way, every one acting the part in which they were cast exceedingly well. Those present at the preformance enjoyed the breezy entertainment, the many local hits incorporated in the pro duction adding both spice and in terest. It is impossible to make personal mention of all those tak ing part, suffice it to say all deserve much credit in making it a success. The ladies were greeted with an exceptionally good house and the neat sum of $35 was realized for the church fund. » TO OBSERVE N0IIDAÏ of to Business Places of City to Be Closed Next Tuesday, Wash ton's Birthday. The merchants of Roundup have agreed between themselves to keep their respective places of business closed next Tuesday afternoon, that being Washington's Birthday. Those who signed the agreement are: Lohman & Strait, F. M. Wall Co., N. Y. Bargain Store, Roundup Hardware Co., M. Zetzer, The "Fad," IL E. Marshall, August Schrump, R. Condon, F. Lucas, J. Sohef, N. R. McDonald, M. R. Swanson, Francis Sullivan, Elsie Hice, I-X-L Clothing Store and J. W. & P. L. Newton. Tell your friend you will meet him at The Pool Hall. Always open, always warm, always wel come T . Case & Co.