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ROUNDUP 1 n ie Roundup Record. MUSSELSHELL COUNTY—1911 VOLUME II.-NO. 49 ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1910 $2.00 Per Year in Advance Damaged to Extent of Several Thous and Dollars-Water Works Given a Severe Test. MUlimüIW Philadephia Maden Wishes to Secure Gentleman Correspondent in Roundup. THE LETTER. Philadelphia, Pa. The Roundup Record, Roundup, Montana. Dear Sir> I would like to secure a gentle man correspondent in your city, and thought maybe you could assist me. If you will advertise this in your paper I shall feel greatly indebted to you. Very respectfully, Catherine Hughes. 3830 Brandywine St. The above is the text of a letter received by The Record one day last week. While The Record does not pose as a matrimonial bureau, we feel that an important duty has been imposed upon us, and we are going to use every means within our power to see that it is fulfilled. There is no gainsaying the fact that Roundup has many chivalrous young gentlemen who will be delight ed to accommodate Miss Hughes, SWi of those who apply she will no doubt be able to make a selection according to her hearts desire. In defference to the young ladies of Roundup who may feel that this is an encroachment on their rights, The Record wishes to impress upon prospective correspondents the ne cessity of looking over the local market before taking any serious steps. If The Record can be instrument al in joining two widely separated hearts and make them beat as one, we will feel that an important assignment has been successfully accomplished. There will be no fee connected with this as for as The Record is concerned. ntisTont opposes on Commercial Club of Melstone Adopts Resolutions Opposing Creation of New County. At a meeting of the commercial club of Melstone held Tuesday even ing, it is learned here that a resolu tion was adopted opposing the crea tion of the new county of Mussel shell. A number of prominent business men of that city, it is un derstood, were not favorable to fighting the county division, how euer, and protested strenously against the adoption of the resolu tion. From information received here concerning the meeting, it is evident that the action of the board of trade of the railroad town was prompted by the fear on the part of the Mel stonites that too much county divi sion agitation is going to jeopardize their chances for securing a bridge across the Musselshell river at that point. The bridge matter is now being considered by the commis sioners of Fergus and Aellowstone counties and is to be decided with in a week or ten days. Neither Yellowstone or Fergus has ever done much for the Melstone district, and it is not fair by any means that the attitude of the people for or against county division should in fluence the commissioners. After The first fire Roundup has had for a considerable space of time oc curred Monday morning when the Roundup Hotel owned by Chas. Brookman came nearly being des troyed and endangering a number of other buildings in that section of town. The fire originated under the roof in the rear of the building from a defective flue, and was dis covered shortly after nine o'clock. An alarm was turned in after some delay and by the time the fire ap paratus could be brought to the scene and connections made with the hydrants,the fire had gained con siderable headway, large clouds of smoke issuing from the building. A high wind was blowing from the northwest and that the building was doomed seemed almost certain. However, as soon as one hose was connected and this brought into play the situation look more hope ful, and when a second hose was turned on from the front of the building the fire was quickly under control. The chemi cal engine was also brought into action and did good work. Much praise is due the members of the Roundup Volunteer Fire De partment as well as others for the brave manner in which they worked to subdue the blaze. The damage to the building, furnishings and fixtures is estimated at close to $2,000, the fire having practically been confined to the roof and second story. The loss is fully covered by insurance. The fire gave Roundup's new water works a severe test and it came up to all expectations. Short ly after the water was turned on the pumps at the station were start ed and the pressure applied directly on the mains. The pressure regist ered 120 pounds to the square inch. Roundup has every reason to feel elated over the success of the water system, as without it the hotel and probably a large portion of that sec tion of the city would have gone up in smoke. Its worth has been clearly demonstrated and it is now up to the fire underwriters to reduce the insurance rates of this city. mm mes oui Ice Gorge Takes Out Bridge Over Musselshell on Spur to No. 2 This Morning. The piers of the railroad bridge over the Musselshell river on the spur to mine No. 2, which has been threatened for several days by an ice gorge, gave way this morning about ten o'clock leaving the su perstructure standing. A 11 last night attempts were made to break up the ice by dynamiting, but these were all ineffectual. The county bridge several rods below the rail road bridge was not damaged any. Until the bridge can be repaired operations at mine No. 2 will prac- j tically be at a standstill. | The bridge on the No. 4 spur is ; also being endangered by an ice pack, but up to the hour of going to press had not been damaged. paying annually a neat round sum into the coffers of both Fergus and Yellowstone, Melstone is entitled to some benefit, and in all fairness and justice, the county commission ers should order the bridge to be built without questioning the future loyaltv of its citizens. NEW LOVE MACHINE MAY SAVE TIME FOR YOUNG MEN (Copyright, 1*08.) Hi //// ME A Machine Has Been Invented Which, When Touched by a Young Worn Records Her Like or Dislike of Any Man in Question. Branoh of C., M. & P . S. from Mel stone to Lewistown and Great Falls a Sure Go. That the C., M. & 1'. S. will build the branch road from Melstone to Lewistown and on to Great Falls is becoming more and more evident every dav. Two weeks ago a party of surveyors reached Lewistown and are now working east from there thru the Forest Grove and Grass Range country. Another party is said to be at work in the vicinity of Ken dell, making preliminary surveys. Work from this end was not com menced until this week. A party of engineers who have been making their headquarters in Roundup the past winter left Monday evening followed by another party Tuesday evening for Melstone, from which point they will work north and west to meet the partv that has left Lewistown. B. H. Sprague and Walter J. Scott have charge of the Stanley Hall to Be Converted Into Up-to-Date Vaudeville and Moving Picture Show House. J. Stanley Smith, proprietor of Stanley Hall is going to open an up-to-date vaudeville and moving picture theatre in his amusement place, matters with that object in view have alre -'y reached an ad vanced stage. The entrance has been remodeled so as to allow snace for a box office and the usual fire proof room for the picture apparat us above. The stage has been pro vided w ; «h foot lights, cuuains, scenery and wings, and portable opera chairs of a comfortable de sign are being expected every day. Tom R. Hebert, who is associ ated with Mr. Smith in the enter prise, returned from Helena Wednesday evening where he made arrangements with the Fisher cir cuit o f San Fransisco to have j Roundup included in their circuit, | The theatre here will be supplied ; with a team of performers and one single every week, the acts to be changed in the middle of the week. The films will be furnished by the Chicago Film Exchange, pictures being changed nightiy. A. H. Rogers will have the man agement of the new show house, while Mr. Hebert will be stage di rector. The new theatre will be ready to open to the public in about two weeks. corps which left here. From advice picked up from the engineers, they have instructions to follow the Musselshell river north from Melstone for a distance of about twenty-five miles to the mouth of Flatwillow creek. Thence they are to turn west following Flatwillow and Me Donald creeks, joining the Lewistown party at some point on the last named stream. That the branch will be built is now an assured fact, and that it will mean much in the develop ment of the section of Fergus county it will traverse goes without saying. Just how soon grading for the branch will commence is a matter of con jecture, but it is thought that ac* tual work will not be commenced until next year. (Oil WMtfn Interior Department's Investigation Results in Reclassification of Carpenter Creek Lands. A field eximination made by the department of the interior last sum mer, showing an expanse of valuable coal deposits in the northeastern part of Yellowstone county, has caused the department to withdraw approximately 121,210 acres of I lands. The land effected by the j .rder is located in the Carpenter ^ creek coal field, where many coal | filings have already been made, and lies within township 9 north,! ranges 30 and 31 east; township 8 j north, ranges 20, 30 and 31 east;, 81 east; townships 5 north, ranges 30 and 31 east, in the state of Mon tana. The land will be classified, appraised and opened for entry as coal land. Governor Norris has purchased a farm near Joliet and will put it into an orchard. At the first meeting held at Boze man by officers of the Billings Sugar company, over 5000 acres were pledged. An immense amount of hay in Fergus county has been bought and will be shipped to Spokane. township 6 north, ranges 30 and ' I W. L. Cragg, long a resident in Fergus county and one of the active socialists of the state, died in Wis consin recently. Alleged Assailants of Policeman Lang don Found Not Guilty—Five Other Cases Pending. Anton and John Mihalovich, two of the bunch of seven arrested about three weeks ago for assaulting Po liceman Langdon in the railroad yards here, were found not guilty of the charge by a jury before Justice of the Peace Martin, the trials hav ing been held Monday and Tuesday evening. The trials of the five other defendants, who are now out under $1,000 bail, have been continued indefinitely subject to the call of the county attorney. The trial of Anton Mihalovich took place Monday evening, and on account of the large crowd present in the court room in the Gibb build ing, court adjourned to Stanley Hall. The state called five wit nesses in the case, Dr. Brissenden, who attended Langdon, Loyd Freis man, Loe Brandenberg and Martin Freisman, eye witnesses of the fight, and J. M. Pyles, who arrived there shortly afterwards. No witnesses were called by the defense. While the defens*; admitted that the de fendant was probably implicated in the row, the state failed to prove that he was one of those who as saulted the officer. Langdon also testified in his own behalf. The verdict of the jury of not guilty was no doubt based on the fact that the state failed to conclusively prove its case. The members of the jury were J. H. Grant, A. T. Miller, J. B. Ryan, E. J. Rose, P. L. Newton and W. E. Keene. The case against John Mihalovich a brother of the first defendant, was tried in Evan's Hull Tuesday even ing. The procedure was much the same as in the first case. The wit nesses examined were Dr. Brissen den, Ole Brandenberg, Martin Freis man, E. W. Ray and Pete Morne, the last named being a witness for the defense. J. H. Grant and A. T. Miller, jurors in the first case, were called by the defense in rebuttal to some testimony given by Mr. Langdon. James Heart, C. F. Richardon, J. C. Lehman, August Schrump, If. Grant and Max Schice were on the jury in this case. J. If. Duffy was the attorney for the defendants in both cases, while Oscar O. Mueller, deputy county attorney, had charge of the prose cution, being assisted in the last case by E. J. Crull of this place. »on m out Hendrix Mercantile Company Takes Over Grocery Business on Second Street Eeat. A deal was closed last Saturday whereby the Hendrix Mercantile Company, new firm in Roundup, takes over the business of M. R. ' Swanson Company, on Second street east. An inventory of the stock was taken Sunday and the change took place Monday morning, the old firm retaining the lot and build ing. The members of the new firm are E. L. Hendrix, of Malta, and IL S. ! ■Bruce, of Kalispell, and are enter-i prising and experienced young men who will no doubt continue the suc cess of their predecessors. A number of improvements are being made in the store to provide more room, as several new lines are to be added and the stock in I general increased by the new man agoment. | j Livingston is to have a new opera | house. MIK (OU (0. sm Attorney General Files Information Against Coal Company Regard ing Sanitary Provision. A suit was started in the district court of Yellowstone county last week against the Republic Coal Company, by Attorney General Al bert J. Galen. It is alleged in the petition that the coal company has failed to comply with the state law in regard to the maintenance of a wash room and locker rooms at mine No. 2 for the use of employes in the mine. The statute provides *lhat the mining company shall pro vide a wash room and locker room for the use of the employes, to be located within 800 feet of the main entrance to the mine. Notice has been served upon the company that it will havetoappea in answer to the charge on or before March 21. Sneaking of the suit instituted by the attorney general, Geo. N. Grif fin, superintendent of the properties of the Republic Coal Compay, said, "It is not with the intention of vio lating the state law in this connec tion that the Republic Coal Com pany has fajled to provide the requir ed wash house and lockers. There is a temporary wash house at our No. 2 mine now, but as this has been inadequate the company had long ago laid plans for a new and larger place. For the sake of economy, it had been thought advisable to re model the old boarding house as soon as it was vacated, but on ac count of the delay attending the completion of the new hotel caused by laek of material, it has been im possible to do anything sooner. The improvement will be made as soon as possible, and would have been regardless of the action of the attorney general." DIMED EWUfiElBT (0HIUÛ ! "Billy" Williams Will Conduct Series o( Meeting in Roundup Next Month. "Billy" Williams, the drummer evangelist, will he in Roundup on April third and will conduct a series of meetings in the Methodist church covering a period of two weeks. "Billy" Williams is a noted evan gelist from California and has a rep utation rivaling that of ''Billy" Sunday. He is a man of great ex perience in the affairs of men and has a splendid Christian experience as well. Roundup is fortunate in being able to secure him for these two weeks and it is hoped that he will have a hearing as at no other place in Montana. He is at present working at Kalispell, where great interest is attending the evangelist and his helpers. Twenty-one cases of small pox are reported in Helena. Owing to the scarcity of dwellings at Forsyth the Commercial Club at that place has taken up the proposi tion of organizing a building and loan association. Senator Dixon favors the govern ment ownership of a wonderful cave near Whitehall. Hs has gathered data with a view to presenting to Congress a proposal for the purchase of property.