LEADING E VENTS
Histoiry-MaRisag Eve rafts of Êfoe Yeas*
Now Drawisi^ £© a Close.
(Continued from page 1.)
t oiinty Division Clui>. A perman
ent organization was effected Feb
ruary 14th. at which time the fol
lowing officers were elected: Dan
M • Slayton, president; E. J. Crull,
secretary; M. M. Klein, treasurer;!
C. F. Richardon, viee president;
Executive Board—Geo. X. Griffin,
Carl N. Thompson. Alfred Shaw, Jos.
L. Asbridge. The club has been
active since its organization, and
will be prepared to go before the
legislature when it convenes at
Helena next month with an array
of facts and figures enough to con
vince anyone of the necessity of
the creation of the proposed new
county. A joint conference with
the Lewistown Commercial Club
was arranged by the County Divi
sion Club on June 6th, at which
time the Lewistown organization
passed a resolution favoring county
division and recommending as the
north boundary line the towftship
line six miles south of the third;
standard parallel from the crest of
the Snowy mountains eastward to
the Musselshell river.
Roundup's second municipal
election and the first one under its
new classification as a city of the
third class, was held April 4th with
J. C. Lohman, Mayor.
J. W. Newton, Treasurer.
O. R. McVay, Police Judge.
Aldermen—First Ward: W. N.
Ogle, Tlios. Graham. Second Ward:
Albert Sehroeder. S. M. Johnson.
Third Ward:.). M. Pyles, A. J. Mur
The mayor appointed W. J.
Jameson city clerk, and E. W. Ray.
chief of police.
Keene Coal Mining Co.
In June another coal company
was organized with the purpose of
exploiting the Keenecoal property a
few miles west of the city. The new
company is known as the Keene
Coal Mining Co., and is incorpor
ated under the laws of the state of
Montana with a capital stock of
$250.000. Development work is in
progress at this property now. and
steps for the building of a spur to
mine have been taken. The mine is
located less than a mile from the
main line. The first car of coal was
loaded in the yards here and -hip
ped on October 31st.
Dry Farming Demonstration.
On July 27th the first practical
demonstration took place at the
täte experimental farm which was
tablished on the farm of Oluf
Jensvold north of Roundup last
ear. Profs. Linfield and Cooley of
he state agriculture college at
ozeman conducted the demon
tration. Many were present to
eam about the best methods to be
mployed in dry farming, and to
ote the success attained by these
ethods at the station. The ex
'rimental station is preforming a
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Hanrastiac aa tfe Briefer Raack Nartkwctt ai Raafeap, 1910.
North Montana Conference. i
The North Montana Conference !
of the Methodist church, which'
gri-at work in demonstrating the
possibility of raising crops sucess
tully and with profit on the bench
lands in this section. Notwith
standing the dry season the results
at the station were very satisfactory
and showed conclusively the effect
iveness of the methods employed
in dry farming.
conveyed in Roundup August 16th
and remained in session here one
week, was one of the most notable
gatherings ever brought to this city.
There were about seventy ministers
and laymen present, and Roundup
did herself proud in providing en
tertainment for the visitors. The
Conference was brought here thru
the efforts of the pastor of the local
M. E. church. Rev. C. E. Haynes.
Bishop Robert Mclntire presided
over the Conference, nndjfmuch j
work was accomplished at the'j*ses-j
Wage Scale Settlement
\\ ithout doubt the event of great
est importance to the city of Round
up during the year for the reason
that on it hinges the city's immedi
ate welfare and prosperity, was the
settlement of the wage scale matter
which was effected in a joint meet
ing of the miners and coal operators
held in Billings in September.
The two organizations were in ses
sion for about
reaching an agreement on October
1st, the miners here having refused
to continue [work after September
30th until a new scale agreeable to
them was decided upon. The new
agreement, which went into effect
October 1st and remains in force
for two years, provides an increase
of three cents in the tonnage scale.
that of tin
practically means that there will be
no labor trouble in this field for at
least two years.
Sale of the McCleary Coal Property
The closing down of mine N
of the Republic Coal Co., the mine
which first gave Roundup promi
nonce, which was caused by the in
lability of the company t<
•ontrol of 240 acres of coal
nvned by George and Yine(
month, finally j
• set ;
it S3 (
of the s
Cleary, was one of the regrettable j
events of the year. After expending i
a large amount in the development
of this mine the company was forced \ ed
to abandon it and devote its activi
ties to its other property, the No. 2 !
mine located about two miles due
south of the first mine. However,
almost simultaneously with the an- It
nouncement of the settlement of j
the wage scale matter, came the
news that the McCleary property
had been sold, A. K. Prescott, of
Helena, being the purchaser. Just
what bearing this sale has on in the
reopening of mine No. 1 is of course.
! impossible to say. but is seems to
; be the general impression that the
property will ultimately pass into
the hands of the Republic Coal Co.
; and will be mined by it.
The Fall Election.
The election last month was one
of more than unusal interest to
Roundup inasmuch as county divi
sion was made an important issue
of the campaign. As the Mussel
shell county will be before the next
legislature Roundup was particular*
ly anxious to see that candidates on
the legislative ticket who were
i favorable to the proposition, were
! * ,ect ? d ' T he »" ult of th * Action
wa8thatDan blayton °f.Lavina, and
Jos. L. Asbridge, of Pine Grove,
were chosen to represent this eoun
ty in the lower house of the legisla
ture. Both of these gentlemen are
pronounced county divisionists, be
ing closely identified with t h e
count y Divis io n Club, the former as
president and the latter as a mem
ber of the executive board. This is
almost equivalent to the actual for
mation of the county, and very little
trouble is anticipated
the passage of the bill.
The election also showed that
Roundup had 592 registered voters,
making it the second largest pre
cinct in Fergus county, and there
; bire of considerable importance in
I local politics.
Roundup Commercial Club.
Having been without anorganiza-1
tion of the business interests of the
city for some time, the business!
men decided at a meeting held the j
first of last month to form a com- j
mercial club for the welfare of
Roundup ' Tilis " as accordingly!
done, a constitution and set of by- j
laws adopted, and the following of- j
fleers elected to hold until Jan. 1st: I
August Schrump, president.
H. S. Hendrix, vice president.
E. F. Parriott. Secretary.
H. P. Lambert, Treasurer.
Board of directors—H. FT Mar-!
shall, Alfred Shaw, F\ M. Wall. C. j
FT Richardon, J. C. Bogue.
The club meets in the rooms of |
the Pioneer Club every Wednesday
evening to discuss matters concern
ing the welfare of Rounbup, and
much good is accomplished. At
present the club is working in con
junction with the County Division
to secure the creation of the new
county of Musselshell, a matter
which is of paramount importance
to Roundup just now.
A Sand Storm in Egypt.
During the rainy season in Flgypt
sandstorms (lmboobs) are of very
frequent occurence. The heavy,sun
obscuring volume swooping along
with great rapidity might be taken
for the smoke arising from a dozen
burning oil tanks, but it is compos
ed of veritable cliffs of sand. There's
nothing that really satisfies the
thirst and refreshes body and brain
like a glass of golden grain belt beer
taken regularly with the noon meal,
It is appreciated by the whole fam
ily. Order of your nearest dealer or
be supplied by M. M. Kline
Lady customers of Danila' Cafe
are requested to call for one of the
pretty souvenirs being given away.
Has chosen our store to be his headquarters in Roundup this year. He has
lett us loads of valuable things. He hasn't forgotten any member of the family
tl.ere is a nice Cigar and Ash Tray, a Box of Good Cigars, a nice Pocket
_ _ Book, a beautiful Necktie, an All Wool Sweater, a fine pair of Lined
«•loves or Mittens, or a Fur Cap.
For Mamma :1 * >ealltd,d piece of Decorated China, a Silver Mounted Carving Set, a
Idllima set of Work Scissors in a leather case, a beautiful Librarv Set a Jewel
box or a fancy Decorated Tea Pot.
there is a Steam Fnigine. a Mechanical Train running on its own track,
T ,, Mechanical Automobile, a Pocket Knife, a Little Wagon, a Hook and
Ladder Outfit, a little Fiddle, a Whistle or a Horn, a Jumping Jack, a pair of Suspend
ers, a C ap or a pair of Shoes.
Für Si «for ? I>o11 ' :l I)oli l5uggy - a 1)0,1 s «ing. a little Chair or Tea Table, a Teddv
bear, a set of Doll Dishes, a little Cook Stove with all the cooking uten
sils. a set of Doll Furniture. Games, Books, a little Lamp or a pair of Knit Wool Gloves.
For RaKv :l " llite rlotl ' 1)o K- a Roily Polly Doll, a Rubber Ring, a
little « art, a Rubber Doll, a Cloth Horse on wheels, or a stuffed Cloth Doll.
These are only a suggestion of a few of the nice things we have to show you We can
d.uw you more in our store than we can tell you about on a whole page of this paper. Come
and see what we have: CANDIES, NUTS, ORANGES, COCOANUTS, GRAPE FRUIT and
APPLES-we have them in quantities. Let us supply you with the good things for vour
hristmas Dinner—don t forget the Cranberries or Sweet Potatoes, Dates, F'igs or Layer Raisins
"ben you make up the " Menu.''
Hendrix Mercantile Co.
QUALITY :: Phone 12 :: 2nd St. E. :: SERVICE
Montana Land &
We have many large and small tracts
of DEEDED LAND that can be had at
If you want Deeded Land
If you want Relinquishments
If you want a Farm Loan
If you want Insurance
Office: Room 2, Gibb Building
ROUNDUP -:- MONTANA
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