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1 & * i LOOK UP ROUNDUP The Röundup Record. MUSSELSHELL COUNTY—1911 VOLUME III.-NO. 5 ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1910 $2.00 Per Year in Advance «no m AQAin in lead Special Offer of Extra Votes Stimulates Interest and Brings Out Large Volume of Votes. Alex Fairgreives Elected President of New Montana District of United Mine Workers. At the convention of the coal miners from the 22nd district of the United Mine Workers of America which was held in Billings last week, a new district was created comprising the state of Montana. District No. 22 originally included Wyoming and Montana, and the division was made at this time to overcome a number of difficulties such as the delay in communicat ing with the head of the various locals of the district. The creation of the new district will expedite matters in regard to the settlement of questions which are continually arising in the different coal mining centers. It is probable that the headquarters of the Montana dis trict will be located in Roundup, as the president elected at the conven tion for the newly formed district is Alex Fairgrieves of this place. The officers elected for the new district are as follows: President, Alex Fairgrieves of Roundup; vice-president, John Drennan of Bear Creek; secretary and treasurer, John Mascow of Red Lodge; sub-district hoard members John Dunn of Roundup, Adam Wakenshaw of Bear Creek, Nat Todd of Sand Coulee; auditor, Thomas Murray of Sand Coulee. The convention closed Saturday •evening. 1AM ME SALES Seventy-five Head Disposed of at Sales Held There Parties from here who attended the horse sales at Lavina yesterday, report that the sale was very suc cessful. Seventy-five head of horses were disposed of, the prices ranging from $75 to $1G0, one team selling for $325. The total receipts amounted to over $9,000. W. W. Felker was the auctioneer, while Belcher & Garfield were the pro moters of the enterprise. HEW 0111101110011 SECOND STREET N. R. McDonald is Putting Up New Building on Second Street East for Meat Market. Work was commenced yesterday on a building on Second street east for N. R. McDonald, the popular butcher of that part of the city. It is to be 25x50 feet in size, one story, and according to the contract is to be ready within three weeks, brant & Harden are putting up the building. As soon as completed Mr. McDon ld will occupy the building with is meat market, moving from his resent location in the same block, he new building is located next to he comer lot south of the Hendrix lercantile Co.'s store. A large new ce box and new fixtures in general ill be installed by Mr. McDonald, nd when everything is ready he ill have a very neat establishment, nd one that will be a credit to the ast part of town. i ( i | STANDING OF CONTESTANTS. SEKEEIIHETS $30 Consuelo Schlee............33,620 Laura Rose Kibble,for School District No. 55..........32,185 Oda Parker, for M. E. Church Choir............21,745 Edith Cook...............15,160 Gunda Andresen...........10,785 Josephine Gaughan......... 4,905 Lillian Buckey, Bucket-.... 1,640 Susie Bragstad............ 665 Mabel Howard, Camp No.2. 4S0 The largest number of votes cast at any period of The Record's sub scription contest, was east this week, over 30,000 having been turn ed in. This is accounted for by the special offer of extra votes, con testants realizing the advantage of turning in at this time all those subscriptions which they have been holding back. There now remain only two weeks before the expira tion of this special offer and it should be remembered that those extra votes will go a long ways toward winning one of the prizes. This is the time you should put in your hardest work. The candidate to make the big gest gain this week was Consuelo Schlee who received 8,575 votes to her credit. The second largest gain was made by Gunda Andresen who cast a total of 6,710 votes. Laura Rose Kibble was third in the num ber of votes cast, receiving 6,320. Edith Cook and Oda Parker also made large gains. The following was the standing of the contestants last week, or at the beginning of the special offer of extra votes: Laura Rose Kibble, for School District No. 55. Roundup. .25,865 Consuelo Schlee, Roundup...24,045 Oda Parker, for M.E. Church Choir, Roundup.........18,590 Edith Cook, Roundup......10,115 Josephine Gaughan, Roundup 4,905 Gunda Andresen, Roundup.. 4,075 Lillian Buckey, Buckey____ 970 Susie Bragstad, Roundup... 665 Mabel Howard, Camp No. 2. 480 Roundup Amateur Minstrels Score Decided Hit in Mrs. Roetter Benefit Preformance. The preh nuances given in the Dreamland and Stanley Theatres last Thursday and Friday evenings by a number of young men of Roundup for the benefit of Mrs. Daniel Roetter and children was a decided success in every way. The preformance netted $50 which has been deposited in the First Nation al Bank where it is available for Mrs. Roetter. Those taking part were Arthur O'Neil, Harry Driscoll, Chick Hol liday, Leslie McDonald, Walter Knight, Dan Knight, "Doc" Peter son, Joe McCay and Billy Baxter. With the exception of the last named gentleman, who appeared in Stanley Theatre last week, all are amateurs, and their experience in the show business has been limited. Notwithstanding their in experience and taking into consideration the fact that they had only three or four rehearsals, they did exception ally well and a great deal of credit is due them, not only for the ex cellent manner in which the perfor mance was conducted, but their willingness in taking hold of this worthy enterprise as well. ! * ONE CF OUR NEGLECTED POSSESSIONS (Copyright, 1909.) ll*6T r-« ' 3 What the South Pole Expedition May Find on Its Visit to tha Ant-Arc tic Continent Discovered by the American Commander Wilkes in 1836. POST OEEICE ADD STORE PODDED The Burglars, However , Fail Get Away With Very Much Booty. to Roundup was visited by burglars last Friday night, a matter of un common occurrance, and strangely so when the newness of the town and the unusually large number of strange people constantly drifting in and out is taken into consider ation. Sometime during last Fri day night or Saturday morning the post office was entered by persons as yet unknown by breaking the window on the north side of the building. They succeeded in finding about $40 in a tin box which they took, leaving the mail and other valuables in the office unmolested. If it was not for the fact that Post master Schrump deposits the daily receipts of the office in his safe in the store, the robbers would un doubtedly have been better satisfied with their haul. SCHOOL W ARE SOLD School Loard Now Advertising for Bids for School House Construction. The school bonds voted at the recent election in this district were sold this week to S. A. Keene Com pany, of Chicago, at a premium of $150, the rate of interest being six percent. The amount of the bonds is $14,150.00. The board is now advertising for bids on the erection of the new school house, and will award the contract on May 22nd. Plans and specifications have been com pleted by Linke & Haire, of Butte, and are now open for inspection in the office of Carl N, Thompson, clerk of the board. A. II. Rogers returned yesterday evening from Martinsdale where he ! spent a few days on the Smith ranch. N. Hechtman, who is closing out * his stock of goods in the I-X-L ; Store, expects to leave for New York next Monday evening. j II. B. Fischbach has the agency for the Minneapolis Journal, St. Paul Dispatch, Butte Miner. Ana conda Standard, Great Falls Trib une, Lewistown Daily News, Har lowton News, Roundup Record. Melstone Mirror, Police Gazette, Physical Culture. Order your pa pers and magazines through him. Call or write. The same night Marshall's store wu8 entered thru a window in the rear of the store presumably by the same persons that robbed the post office. The cash register yielded $15 in change to them which they took together with six revolvers which were carried in stock. Nothing else was taken. Manager Ogle happened to be in the store .•aboil .• one o'clock Saturday morning >vhen he discovered the robbery. The authorities are now working on several clues. Postmaster Schrump has notified the postal authorities who will no doubt put a detective on the trail of the robbers. A light rain has been falling at intervals all day yesterday and to day, much to the gratification of the ranchers. WITHOUT A (EH City Council Still Undecided as to Cemetery Site—Only One Offer Received. The cemetery matter which lias been occupying the attention of the city council more or less at the last two meetings, is still undecided. At a meeting of the council Mon day evening one offer was received for a site. This was made by Geo. A. Smith and embraces ten acres about one-half mile east of the city limits. The price asked is $10 per acre. The offer was laid over until the next meeting for further consideration. A number of bills were allowed by the council, among them being one for the hose and cart amount ing to $820. Another meeting will be held to night. Robinson A Seelye this week sold their dray and transfer line to A. 'I - . Irwin. The change is to take place tie- first of May. A young lad was picked up here Wednesday by Deputy Pyles who it is believed is William .Stuart, a runaway boy from Butte. He stout ly denies being the one wanted altho according to the description furnish ed he looks very much like the said Stuart. The Butte authorises were communicated with and transporta tion has been furnished to take him to Butte tomorrow morning. He is only fifteen years of age. Supt. W. W. Taylor of the St. Paul's Coal Mines Sees Prosperous Year Ahead For Roundup. "Roundup will experience the most prosperous era of its short history during the present year," said W. \V. Taylor, superintendent of the coal properties of the Mil waukee system, to a reporter of The Record yesterday evening before leaving for Chicago after a week's visit here. "Altho operations in the mines here have been somewhat slack the past month or so," continued Mr. Taylor, "present indications are that unusual prosperity will mark the remainder of tin* present year. The light demand for coal this spring, which was occasioned not only bv the usual decrease at this time of year, but by the demoraliz ing of traffic on the coast extension by reason of the numerous washouts and landslides, has necessarily of leeted the ouput of the Roundup mines. However, we now have a standing order for 2,500 tons for the use of the road between Aberdeen, S. I)., and Bitter Root mountains, which is to be increased another 500 tons in a short time. This will not only tax the output of our pro perties here to the utmost, but will require practically the entire supply of the mines of the Roundup Coal MiningCompany and the Davis Coal Company as well. "The production of our No. 2 mine will be immediately increased and it is expected that within a week we will be getting out 1,400 tons daily. It has been our inten tion to make some improvements below but on account of the im perative demand for coal this has been found impossible at this time and the mine will be worked to its capacity lor an inde finite period. The property will be capable of producing upwards of 2,500 tons daily in a short time. The output of the Roundup Coal Mining Co.'s proper ty will also be increased to the 1 , 300 ton mark at once which will be used by the road. "The Davis Coal Company, which is now developing its mines here, but which cannot be said to be in the producing stage, will rush matters and will be getting out a considerable tonnage in a f e vv months. This company had not originally intended to lie producing coal before fall, but will now open up rooms, put on more men, and enter the producing stage at an early date. "This activity in the Roundup coal field will mean a large coal out put, a considerable increase in the number of miners employed, and a consequental increase in the payroll. The present year will see the pro duction of the mines here reach the 5,000 ton mark." Speaking of the Cherry mine ac cident, Mr. Taylor said that 250 bodies have been recovered out of 264 said to be missing. He has been spending practically his entire time at Cherry since the disaster, making only occasional trips to the I other properties of the company. I He expects to return to Roundup, 1 however, in a week or so to devote ! considerable of his time to opera I tions here. While here Mr. Taylor made a ! drive to Musselshell and he ex ' pressed delight over the appearance ! of the country in general. He was j surprised at the wonderful progress j made on every hand in the Mussel shell valley the past year. For nifty neck wear visit The Fad. Bureau of Animal Industry Investi gating Disease Peculiar to Montana Sheep. M. C. Hall, junior zoologist of the Bureau of Animal Industry, Washington, D. C., was in Round up Tuesday, while on a tour of the state with a view to finding traces of the sheep disease "gid," which has been reported from various lo calities of the state the past two years. lie came to Musselshell Monday going from there out to the Flatwillow country where the disease is said to have foisted. Mr. Hall, however found no sheep in that section afflicted, it being learn ed that the case reported occurred in a band trailed thru from Yellow stone county. He came to Round'* up Tuesday and left here Wednes day morning for Rothiemay and •Swimming Woman country, it be ing reported that the disease exists in a band belonging to Geo. Pier rie. Gid is a parasitic disease which attacks the brain of the sheep, and invariably proves fatal. The symp toms shown by sheep afflicted by the disease is a tendency to travel in a circle. The disease is not very common and usually occurs in isolated cases. From observations of the bureau of animal industry, the disease is not infectious in the manner other parasitic diseases are, but can only lie transferred from dog to sheep and vice versa. It appears to be pecuilar to Montana, no ease having been discovered in any other state, altho it is preva lent in several foreign countries. The disease is difficult to handle, an operation being the only cure. SALE or STATE LAUDS 55.000 Acres of State Lands in Fergus County Being Sold. Lewistown, April 27—The first public sale of state lands held here in exactly five years began this afternoon with Joseph Oaker of Helena as the auctioneer. About 55.000 acres of land will be offered and practically all of it will be dis posed of. The town is full of land buyers most of them farmers who desire to secure tracts surrounding, their holdings. Buyers are present however, from various parts of the state as well as from the outside. Mr. Oker found the courtroom packed to the doors with a good many standing around in the hall ways when he arose to state the conditions of the sale. A good start was made, but it will require at least two days more to complete the sale. Prices have run high reaching $50 an acre and it is he lm ved that $60 will be reached be fore the sale is closed. The ap praised price has been raised in one case it was just doubled. It will be seen that that the state will realize a large sum from the sale of Fergus county lands. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. J. O'Marr left for their home in Sheridan, Wyom ing, yesterday morning after a short visit with their daughter, Mrs. H. E. Marshall. Mr. O'Marr is mayor of Sheridan.