ie Roundup Record.
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
"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
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
DAN W. SLAYTON, Lavina.
E. J. CRULL, Roundup.
M. M. KLEIN, Old Roundup.
GEO. N. GRIFFIN Roundup.
CARL N. THOMPSON
JOS. L. ASBRIDGE, Pine Grove.
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
: 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
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
Preliminary Hearing o( Assailants
of Policeman Langdon Post
poned Until Monday.
The preliminary hearing of the
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.
THE NEW KING
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
"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
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
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
house thereon and furnishing the
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Two convictions of hunting with
out a license were reported at the
state game warden's office this
week and penalties of $25 were
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
ments concering the advantages of
the country there are returning to
Montana where they have learned
conditions are the better.
AflOTRED NEW ENTEME
Dave Loney Buys Property and
Will Start Plumbing and
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
"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
Business Places of City to Be
Closed Next Tuesday, Wash
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
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.
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