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LOOK UP ROUNDUP The Roundup Record. MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-1911 VOLUME II.--NO. 48 ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1910 $2.00 Per Year in Advance J Thousands of Homeseekers to Visit the Musselshell Valley This Year —Vanguard Appears. mm nt m Start Locomotive, Which, Not Be ing Able to Stop It, Crashes Into Moving Train. Joy riding with a loeomttive, the manipulation of which was pretty much of a mistery to two of the railroad employes in the yards here, proved rather disasterous Tuesday evening. Two o f the employes aforememtioned were engaged in carrying coal from a car on the side track to the tender of a loco motive on tne passing track, the coal shutes being out of commsision, when one of them conceived the idea of pulling up the engine a short distance bringing it in closer proximity to the coal car, thus less ening their labor in packing the coal considerably. The idea ap pealed strongly to both and its ex ecution was forthcoming directly. They found the locomotive aband onded, the engineer and fireman having gone to supper, leaving the coast clear for the joy riders. Evidently one possessed sufficient knowledge to start the iron horse, but the novelty of the situation rat tled the would-be engineer so that when they came to the place where they desired to stop, he was com pletely at a loss to know which lever to pull or push to bring it to a stand still. Fearing perhaps their own safeiy was being imperiled, both jumped leaving the locomo tive to get along as best it could. As it approached the switch at the west end a freight train pulled in from the west, and the runaway locomotive leisurely plowed into the moving string of cars. The train was cut in four places, several cars were thrown from the trucks, and one was partly derailed. Aside from having its nose somewhat scratched the runaway locomotive suffered no injuries. The acciddnt occured about' (1:25 and delayed the evening passenger ere about two hours. 100.000 smiths, noms nA&R Rush of Homeseekers Starts Even Before the Coming of Spring Weather. "The recrudescence of Montana— the Cinderella of states—is the most wonderful thing that is now going on in the west," says David R. MacGinnis of Kalispell, Mont. "After long years of waiting, Mon tana at last has blossqmed out into the full splendor of fruition and success." Mr. MacGinnis is a well-known financier and one of the biggest property owners i n his section. "One hundred thousand homeseek ers are coming into Montona this year," he continued, "and they are not even waiting for spring. The trains on the Great Northern and Northern Pacific east of the main range already are crowded to cap acity with homeseekers from Al berta, Sackatchewan, the Dakotas and farther east. "The movement into Montana is now from the Canadian northwest. A few years ago conditions were re versed and 300,000 Americans went to Canada to engage in farming. Now thousands of them are return ing to the United States." Read Marshall's ad for bargains. Every indication points to an un precedented immigration to Mon tana, and with the exceptional ad vantages offered by this section of the Musselshell vallev will no doubt receive its full quota of the new comers. v Never in the history the state has its wonderful resources been advertised so extensively and with such good effect as this winter, and the results, which are already becoming apparent, are exceeding the expectations of the most san guine. Instrumental in the cam paign of publicity carried on have been the railroads traversing the state, the newspapers, the depart ment of agriculture, labor and in dustry of Montana, the real estate agents, and last, but by no means least, the loyal and ever enthusias tic citizens of the state. Every where thruout the states of the east and middle west, the cry, according to those who have recently returned from there, is "On to Montana." Altho prospective settlers have been more or less numerous all winter, the actual tide of immigra tion did not commense until the middle of the present month, which is considerably earlier than has been the case the past two years. Not until May will the tide of im migration be at its height, and it will continue uninterrupted all the year. The early appearance of homeseekers may he explained by the fact that people in the east are coming to realize that the last of the public domain is rapidly disappear ing. The present year will see pratically all available land within reasonable distance of transporta tion facilities tiled upon. The past two weeks approximat iv a hundred homeseekers have been in Roundup, of which a large percentage have decided to make their homes here. A large party of South Dakotans reached here last Saturday morning in charge of S. H. Egeland, of Webster, S. D., of the Egeland-Harris Land Co. In the party were W. M. Zulike, A. Zustrow, Emil Zulike, Walter Raether, John Wolli, Theo. Oltesvig Rudolph Raether and John Raether, of Waubv, S. I)., and August Blank, Emil Huebsch, Wilhelm Bahr, E. C. Ninke and Albert Huebsch, of Webster, S. I). All of these men are practical farmers and they are all well pleased with the country. Enter New York Store Last Fri day Night and Steal $200 Worth of Goods. Sometime last Friday night bur glars entered the New York Bargain Store and stole $200 worth of mer chandise. The thieves entered the store thru the front door with the aid of a skeleton key and helped themselves to suits of clothes, shoes shirts and other merchandise, the actual amount being unknown but is estimated at the figure above stated. The management of the store is offering a reward of $500 for infor mation leading to the arrest of the thieves. The authorities are now working on the case. Protest against the parcels post were received at Washington by Congressmen Pray from fifty-six merchants of Missoula, nine mer chants of Whitehall, fifteen of Liv ingston, and twelve of Big T (Copyright. 1909.) AL I fCO/VSEAVATlOH STAQ6 The President and Former Forester in Chorus: "How Did He Get on This Stage?" Council Adopts Ordinance Defining Ward Limits and Appoints Registry Agent The city council met in regular session Monday night at which time the matter of preparing for the coming city election was taken up. The election will be held Monday, April 4th, and will be the first one under Roundup's new charter as a city of third class. There will be elected a mayor, two aldermen from each ward, and a police magistrate. An ordinance was adopted defin ing the limits of the different wards. DOGS 1ST mu City Authorities Insist on Enforce ment of Dog License Ordinance. The city authorities are taking stringent measures to enforce the dog license ordinance, and with that object in view have set March 1st as the date by which time all dogs in the city of Roundup must wear a tag or take chances with the dog catcher. Chief of Police "Knuck" Ray made a canvass of one section of the city Tuesday in which he found only three parties who took enough pride in their canine pets to claim ownership. Hence arises the question, "Who owns all the dogs in Roundup?" The license foes are $2.00 for a male dog and $0.00 for a female. Tags may be secured at the office of City Clerk Jameson. SCHOOL III UKE DAI Homesteaders North of Roundup Provide School Facilities for Their Children. The first term of school to be held in the newly settled country north of Roundup commenced Wed nesday of last week with Miss Jessie Corbin as teacher and with an en rollment the first day of nine schol ars. The school house, which is an unpretentious building, is located on the homestead of Miss Millie Goetz, and was built by the settlers. The teacher resides on a homestead of her own near the school. This is the first step toward the organ ization of a school district in that section, which will probably be ef fected within the next year. Altho the beginning is small, much good will result from the move and the settlers are to commended for their enterprise. These will be the same as they have been heretofore, being as follows: First Ward—All that west of Main street. Second Ward—All that east of Main street and south of Third avenue. Third Ward—All that, east of Main street and north of Third avenue. Win. O'Donnell was appointed registry agent. BATES AIMED Reduction Promised by Company as Soon as Enterprise Assures Them 10 Per Cent Return. As soon as the extreme cold weather moderates, it is expected that a great many connections will be made with the Roundup Water Company's mains. David Loney, superintendent of the Water Com pany, has gone into the plumbing business and is ready to do all kinds of plumbing and make all kinds of connections for water supplies. The Roundup Hardware Co., is also engaged in doing plumbing, and imtking connections with the water mains. Lntil Roundup secures a sewer system, she is fortunate in being located on a soil with so much gravel in it, because it lias been found that small cess-pools can be dug in this formation which suc cessfully take care of the drainage from baths and toilets. To induce the general use of water, the company has reduced the residence rate from $3.00 to $2.50 on four-room houses, and has agreed that as soon as enough connections are made to assure them a 10 per cent, return on their investment, the rates will be cut everywhere. The following rates for residences are in effect now: Minimum rate for three-room house, or smaller 'house, without bath or toilet connections $2.00 Minimum rate for four-room house without b th or toilet 2.50 Additional rooms, each .25 l'rivate bath, extra, each 1.00 Private toilet, extra, each .75 .Stationary wash tubs, extra, each 1.00 Sprinkling lawns through hose and nozzel, $1.75 per month for each lot during months of May, June, July, August and September. The company has made arrange ments with W. J. Jameson for the collection of water rent, as well a electric light bills. School District Bonded in the Sum of $14,150 for Large New School Building. The special election held here Monday for the purpose of deciding the question of bonding school dis trict No. 55 in the amount of $14, 150 for a new school building, was unanimously in favor of the propo sition. A very light vote was cast only twenty-three citizens going to the trouble of casting their ballots, which may be accounted for in a measure by the extreme cold weather which prevailed the day of election, and by the fact that no opposition whatever developed. The bonds will be advertised for sale at once, and as soon as this is effected, bids for the building of the school house will be called for. In the meanwhile the hoard will have under consideration the kind of building to be erected, and will engage some architect to draw up the lilans and specifications there fore. It is expected that actual work on the building will be com menced by May 1st at least, so that it may be completed in due season for the opening of school in Sep tember. Argentine Republic Pays Tribute to Band ol Brigands Headed by Americans. The state department at Wash ington is in receipt of a dispatch that three outlaws from the United States, whose names were at one time upon the tongue of every per son in the Rocky mountain region have taken up residence in the Ar gentine republic and are leading a band of brigands so powerful that the government itself is forced to pay them tribute. They are masters of a great cattle ranch which extends to mountain fastnesses where arc located the bead quarters of the outlaws. The American leaders o f the gang are George Leroy Barker alias "Butch Cassidy," Harry Longa baugb, alias "The Sundance Kid," and Harvey Logan, alias "Kid Curry." Logan was the leader of what was known as the "Wild Bunch," a gang of outlaws that infested the Hole-in-the-Wall country in Wyo ming, and Barker held forth the "Buzzards' Roost," an inaccessible mountain retreat near the point where the Colorado, Utah and Wyoming boundary lines run to gether. Each, with theirjfollowers, preyed upon the railroads, participated in scores of train robberies and are credited with many murders, Logan was the most desperate and by far the most resourceful of them all. He has fought and killed officers of the law and no prison has been strong enough to hold him. It is said that the Union Bacific railway alone has spent half a million dol lars in trying to capture him. Logan's escape from prison at Knoxville, Tenn., when he lassooed a guard with a fine wire, bound him, took his funds and forced a j stableman to give him the sheriff's llleetest horse, on which he escaped, is one of the most spectacular features of prison-breaking on record. Work has already begun at Miles City for the entertainment of the Montana Stockgrowers association I which meets there in April. The , mooting marks the twenty-fifth j birthday of the association. KID TO RISE Interesting Story ol Section Hand Who Desires to Advance Himself. "See that little shack out there?" The man who asked the question was John J. Jacobs who represents the Oliver Typewriter Company in this State, with headquarters in Butte. In company with a friend he was on a Northern Bacific Railway train on their way to Butte one day last week. The train had reached Lime Spur in the Jefferson Canyon, a few miles east of Jeffer son Island. "Of course, I see it," replied the friend, "What of it?" Mr. Jacobs had pointed out a little cabin near the section house. It was tiny and dingy—a bunkhouse for a handful of section men who could not find quarters in the sec tion house. "Well," said Mr. Jacobs, "that is the home of one of the most in teresting characters I ever met in all my traveling—and I have been traveling some these last few years you will admit. Here is the story: "A few days ago I received a letter from headquarters from Sea attic enclosing a missive evidently written by one of foreign birth. It stated that the writer was a section hand living at Lime Spur and wanted to know if we sold machines on time payments. It was signed 'Joe Barich'. The house asked me to look into it. While making a trip through this section, l stopped off at Cardwell and walked over here. 1 went to a gang of section men and asked for "Joe." To my sur prise a youth of 17 came to me. lie was a sturdily built young Bavarian, but he could speak English well. When I told him who I was be dropped bis shovel and without as much as asking the permission of his foreman started down the road to the section house where I left my sample machine. We took the machine to the bunk house we just passed, and there I explained it to him. In the end I sold him the machine and I was so impressed with toe story he told me that I permitted him to have the typewriter making a payment down with the promise of paying for it in monthly installments. The boy had been in this country for four years. He is ambitious and fora long time has been studying nights. He can read and write and is tre mondously interested in his studies. I learned later that he was a hard worker and his foreman told me he could be trusted anywhere. He had conceived a desire to master the typewriter, believing that to be one of the essential stepts in his ad vancement. "I shall not always work on the section." he said to me. " 'And he won't," said Mr. Jacob. "He will make good some day and I shall be interested in his progress. Every night now the boy, after a hard day's work, comes to his cabin and practices on his new ma chine. His light comes from a tal low candle; he sits on a box and his machine rests on another, and in the midst of these rude surround ings he is trying to perfect himself in the use of the language and to master the machine. The boy ap preciates the value of an education and altho he has not had the chance that most lads of his age in this country have, he will make his way."—Butte Inter-Mountain.