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The Roundup Record
A. VP. EISELEIN. Editor and Publisher Published every Friday at Roundup, Montana. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. IS.00 per year strictly In advance: *2.50 If not ■o paid. Entered as second-class matter June 5, IMS at the post office at Roundup, Mon tana. under the Act of March 8. 1879. FRIDAY. AUGUST 19, 1910 ALASKACOAL Geological Survey Says That Even at Half a Cent a Ton It Is Worth a Lot. Accessible coal of the best Alas kan fields, even at half a cent a ton in the ground, is worth more than most of the coal lands in the east ern states, notwithstanding their nearness to lines of transportation and to market. This statement is contained in a bulletin issued by the geological survey, testified that the accessible coal in the Bering river and Matamuska districts was worth half a cent a ton in the ground. This small figure created the impression in the minds of many people that Alaska coal lands were of small value. The bulletin just issued says that priced at the rate named by Mr. Brooks the best Alaskan coal lands are worth from $50 to $500 an acre, values far above the average price of bituminous coal lands. The statement says the most ser ious handicap has been the laws. Though laws intended to enable individuals to obtain title have been on the statute books for the last decade, not an acre of the land has gone to patent. CHARLES L MAGEE. Secretary of the Na tional Red Crosa Society. HARRIS***/* MISSOURIAN DIPLOMAT. R. C. Kerens, United States Ambassador to Auatria. ÜÜ « IS GREAT TRAVELER I Capt. Simpscn Has Circled the Globe Eighty Times. Tests Ocean Currents With Bottles Thrown Into Sea and Gathers Valuable Data for Mariners —Sails 2.060.8C0 Miles. Sydney, Australia.—"Round the I World in Eighty Days," or SO times ' round the world—which is the more j surprising record? Jules Verne's ; well-known romance has made us fa- i miliar with the former adventure, j Now Capt. Alexander Simpson, com- ! mander of the Pericles of the Aber- j deen line of steamships, has just per formed the latter feat. He has trav eled no less than 2,060,800 miles at sea, a record probably unique in the annals of the mercantile marine. All through his career the captain has remained faithful to the Aber deen line; and since the days when he served his apprenticeship In their old teak-built and copper-fastened clipper, Queen of the Nations, a sail lng vessel of 846 tons, he has wit nessed some marvelous developments In the mercantile service. When the Aberdeen line began tc run steamers In 1882, Captain Simpson was appointed chief officer to the steamship Aberdeen, which was the fa l Capt. Alexander Simpson. first vessel to introduce triple expat, sion engines. A little later, while in command of the steamship Austral asian, he began to take an interest in tracing the trend and speed of ocean currents, a hobby which has developed into so important a business that the United States government, is about to bring out a new set of charts entirely drawn from hts data. These valuable records, which now fill many bulky log books, had their origin in a joke. On one of his voy ages. nearly 30 years ago, a passen ger was showing him an "Ally Slo per" watch he had received as a re ward for sending in the requisite num ber of coupons to an illustrated com ic paper. The captain jocularly re marked that he would try to earn a watch also, and accordingly had the coupon in the comic sheet manifolded and dropped overboard In beer bottles every day throughout the voyage. , On his return to London, Captain Simpson was surprised to find that many of the coupons had reached their destination, and he was duly pre sented with a watch. The proprietors of the paper also printed thousands ot the coupons for the captain to use during his voyages. The results were astonishing and when he realized what extraordinary distances some of these sea messages covered before they were picked up, he decided tc deal with the matter In a serious and methodical way. Every day a coupon was placed In an empty beer bottle corked down and sealed by dipping the neck In molten marine glue, whlcb sets hard. It was then thrown over board at noon. Messages of His Own. When his supply of coupons had been exhausted, Captain Simpson pre pared a message of his own, and the following was printed on a slip of pa per in English, French, Spanish, Ger man and Italian: This paper was put overboard for thf purpose of tracing ocean currents. Th* Ander to please forward, stating wher and where it was found, and reap a Just reward. The captain's name and address at the offices of his company were ap pended. The "just reward" referred to used to consist of a copy ol Froude's "Oceana." Bottles have landed on the shores of Portuguese and French Guinea, on the coast of Africa, and, In fact. In almost every quarter of the globe Many have been picked up by natives, who Imagined they had secured a prize In the carefully sealed beer bot tle, and their chagrin on drawing the cork can be easily imagined. A negro In 81crra Leone, who picked up a bot tle and did not receive the promised reward, wrote to say: "I am sorry to Insinuate you that the copy ot Proude's 'Oceana* was not transmitted to me." A bottle thrown overboard one day near the Cape of Good Hope was, after a long Interval, found on the west coast of Scotland, having, it Is supposed, gone round by the West In dian Islands, until It was caught by the Gulf «stream and carried to Its landing place. Shortly after his ap pointment to the Pericles, Captain Simpson ihrew over a bottle when about 1 tb mi 'es from Cape Town. It was washed ; bore five months later at Parchyba, in the Rrazlls, having traveled • mil) miles. I JEKÏLL-HÏOE BOY VICTIM OF H I ' j ; i j ! j STRUCK BY A BASEBALL AND TURNED INTO THIEF. HIS MOTHER TELLS ST0RT Broken Hearted Parent Explains How Once Thoroughly Honest Young ster Became Criminal After Injury to His Head. Somerville, N. J.—A Jekyll-and Hyde at seventeen years, through no fault of his own, Willie Miller was taken recently from the county jail in Somerville to the state insane asy lum at Trenton, and sorrow was great among the Raritan dwellers, who re membered him as a happy, honest boy before a blow transformed him Into a thief. He has a dual person ality, it seems clear. Recently he was caught twice steal ing, and that was the first knowledge his neighbors received of the ama zing change in his nature due to an Injury at baseball in a Y. M. C. A. camp in Mexico. A commission of three physicians decided Friday that he was insane and that the asylum was the best place for him. ■William Miller is the son of Mrs. Joseph Miller of Raritan, a widow. Her oldest son manages a candy fac tory in Los Angeles, Cal. Another son and daughter live with the mother. The father is eminently respectable. "My older son had gone to Los Angeles and was successful out there," said Mrs. Miller. "Willie wanted to go, and two years ago he went. He was as bright as a dollar when he went away, laughing and telling me what great things he was going to do. "They brought him home to me a few months ago a mental wreck. The most I could get him to tell me was that something had happened to him when he was camping out. Afterward l learned that he had gone into camp with a party of Y. M. C. A. young men in Mexico among the mountains. There was some hazing, but I don't think any one would injure him at that. I've heard he was playing ball one day and that a ball hit him on the side of tlie head. He fell to the ground and was unconscious for a long time. "Nothing was thought of it at the time, but after awhile he grew ill and my elder son sent him back to us. "He would lie for days on the couch, taking no interest in anything. We tried to arouse his mind by reading the papers to him. Sometimes he would brighten a little, but not for long. He was just like a baby, a great big boy, taller than 1, with the desires and mind of a baby. A doctor LJ n % j DM ÏÏZ Iff? 9 I : Broke Open the Door of a Five-and Ten-Cent Store. who examined ftim asked me. 'Has this boy ever been injured in the head? Has he been hurt in any way recently?' "I did not then know about the camping out and I could not tell. The doctor said it seemed to him that an Injury to the brain had turned Willie back for about 15 years. He wanted to be a soldier. Then he wanted to go into the navy. 1 have a mother-in law in New York, and we thought to change Willie's mind by leting him go up to the city. He went. A few days afterward he started home. At Eliza beth he missed the last train and itarted to walk. "At two o'cloek the next morning he walked into the ticket office of the Roselle railway .station when the agent was out for a minute. Willie waa picking up tickets by the hand ful when the agent returned. My boy made no attempt to get away. The nest day In Jail he would not believe it when told he had tried to rob the station. When they finally convinced him his mortification was dreadfuL He could remember nothing. They believed hts story and sent him home. Then he broke open the door of a five and-ten-cent store In 8omervllle, not minding the dozens of persons who stood about and watched him, and had started to rob the money drawer with people looking on from the front. Some one went In and took hold of him. He didn't resist, and seemed to be In a daze. I'm sure the blow from the ball affected his brain." A man 1« sometimes Judged by the company he keeps, when It 13 really his wife's NEW STOCK JUST BBOBIVBP Genuine Hand Painted China Cut Glass Novelties Birthday Presents A complete and varied line in these articles from which you can make a satisfactory selection. Be sure to call and inspect our stock. You are always welcome. Drugs Character Counts for everything and price counts for nothing—when health and safety are concern ed. We adhere strictly to the principle that quality is all that counts in medicine. Our stocks are complete—we never offer a customer some unknown concoction in place of a well known article advertised at a cut rate. A First Class Registered Pharmasist in charge of our Prescrip tion Department E,dison Records for Au gust—Four and Two'Minutes Roundup Drug & Jewelry Company Telephone No. 56 Mall Orders Solicited w N T ADS TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY I For Sale—Small frame house, 14x20, cost I 00, will sell for 4-100. Inquire Johnf.Jewett : at depot. jjuf Married Friends. I am persuaded that friendship Is the basis of true marriage—the man and woman must be able to get on to gether in the serenity of natural com radeship without continuous rasp and Jar. They must possess toward each other the plain and elemental quali ties of confidence, loyalty and tender ness; they must hold the same views concerning the meaning of life; each must desire nothing so much as the welfare of the other; neither can have aught which is not at the disposal ol the other. Love there must be, in deed, but not love alone, for love is of fiery essence and often fails to re sult in happiness either for the love* or the loved. There is, I believe, at Italian proverb, "Love Is a dagger ic the heart." This could never bs said of friendship. The very word Itself is a synonym of felicity. Manj husbands and wives, not without love fail of amity and dwell in hell be cause they are not first of all friends Friendship is the warp and woof ol human oneness; love is the dye and pattern which make the fabric splen did.—Exchange. Summer Millinery. Lightness (in weight) is a character istic of all the summer millinery, how ever massive an appearance it may present to the eye. The straws are all In large braid effects and the ma jority are given a dull satin finish. They crumble under the slightest touch, of course, but while they last they are lovely, especially In the deli cate violet and prune shades. Every where, too, are seen quantities ol wheat sheafs dyed In Impossible col ors, but spraying out effectively In the way In which much of the summe* trimming is arranged. It is not un common to see a mound of gilded wheat rising ten Inches above a hat brim, or extending out sidewise to a relatively enormous distance.—Harp er's Bazar. SIR IAN HAMILTON. Who Succeeded Lord Kitch ener In English Army. «- "■ • — f - ■ ,v «ft#':;'- '' m Vr Dehydro A New Wonder W aterless Fresh Vegetables, Fruits and Cream Soups ç_ y ALL VEGETABLES contain about 90 Per Cent. Water DEHYDRO ^ e ë eta ^ es ant ^ Frurts are taken fresh from IIIUIIU the garden, carefully trimmed and cleaned in the most sanitary way, and then the water extracted mechan ically without the aid of chemicals or preservatives of any kind. mmn P ro ^ ucts retains all the essential oils, flavor, ULIIIUIIU anf j co | or Q f t he fresh, and should not be confused with evaporated or dried vegetables and fruits. Come and See Samples on Display in Our Store Try a Gan of Dehydro and Be Convinced ♦wiOF ITS MERITS**** Remember us for the Good Things to Eat, Hendrix Mercantile Co. Sb QUALITY -SERVICE L OOK for the new Fall and Winter Line of WOOLENS which will be on display in a few days. This is the largest and finest line of woolens ever displayed in this city. Come early and you will surely get something that will please you in nifty up-to-date patterns. |M. ZETZER MERCHANT TAILOR Also our French dry cleaning de partment is always up-to-date, and every little thing is done very particu larly.