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Part Three. The Roundup Record. Christmas Edition Part Three. VOLUME III.-NO. 37 ROUNDUP, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER P, 1910 $2.00 Per Year in Advance Rocmdüj) in tlx Vein of Progreß ©6« "Miracle City" ELrajoys Prosperity ira a Large Meàstiare Brarmg' tSae Year 1910 T II IE dawn of another year finds the city of Round up. the "Miracle of the Musselshell," larger, better and more metro politan in every respect, having ex perienced a season of unparalleeld prosperity and continued growth. Roundup, altho not yet three years old, has long ago passed the stage of the frontier type of town, with which so many people, especially easteners and outsiders, wish to as sociate us with. Invariably those people who have decided to make their home in Roundup, having gained some knowledge from some source or other of its fame and possibilities, utter a cry of exclama tion and surprise when they step off the train here and find them selves in a modern city. Our name, so closely associated with the great cattle industry of the West, may he the cause of this erroneous impres sion prevailing among strangers. However that may he, we are in | love with our name, which in years! to come will he practically the only j I vestige to connect us with the glori- ; I ous and romantic age of the pictur esque cowboy, and we would part with it reluctantly, indeed. The name Roundup is dear to us. as arc all those things typical of the once ; wild W ■st and the halo of romance surrounding them. M any important events have I happened during tic* year which is drawing to a close which have had a relative hearing on the continued growth of the city, and have been the direct or indirect causes of its general prosperity. Not since the nrth of Roundup has there been a lalt in its march of progress; not mce lias there been even a lull in îuilding activities; and never rere its inhabitants so optimistic >ver the future outlook for still reater things than they are at the present time. The wonderful growth t)f Roundup may seem miraculous, larvelous, hut not mysterious. To I hose who have witnessed its growth rom obscurity to municipal fame md greatness and are acquainted rith the "eausus helium," the ransformation is simply a natural I equence to conditions that exist lere, the industry and progressive re of its people, and events as ley have transpired since the ad I ent of the coast extension of the Ihieago, Milwaukee and Puget lOUnd railway. Roundup has never experienced a leriod of unreasonable, unwarrant booming to build up the city and lorcase real estate values. No im sssible claims have been made to llduee investors to become intcrest here; no elaborate press notices, itch as originate in the minds of -:U East Side of Maia Street, Looking South from Seco.id Avenue. fake townsite agents, wen*circulated. Such methods were unnecessary and superfluous. The growth of Round up. altho rapid, was hacked by a wealtli of resources such as would naturaliy cause a city to spring up and prosper without any planning and engineering or. tin- part of craf ty real estate men. It is simply a ease of cause and effect, coupled with tin 1 progressiveness and co operation of a prosperous people. The substantial character of Round up's foundation is a matter which anyone can ascertain for himself without very much trouble, and this furnishes the real cause for the city's prosperity. The city of Roundup occupies a strategic position which is destined to make one of the most important points in central and eastern Mon tana. In it centers one of the larg est coal fields in the West, coal mining being its principal industry. The development of these coal de posits, which arc of almost in estimable richness, it might he said, is just in its infancy. There art' four mines located in the immediate vicinity of Roundup which arc actively engaged in mining coal, the daily output at the present time being about M. 500 tons. The month ly payroll of the mines is nearing tin- $10i>. hud mark, about L-'xm miners being employed. New mines will mean an increased output, a larger payroll, and a corresponding growth in the city. Tributary to Roundup art hundreds of square miles of rich agricultural land which formerly furnished -ustenam -e for thousands I ! of sheep and cattle, hut which is now undergoing development, the present order of things plainly point ing that this vast domain is far more valuable for agricultural than graz ing purposes. Tin- day is not far distant when igrieultura! products of this country will he tar in excess in value of tic-coal produced. Altho there lias been a heavy influx of settlers since the coming of the rail road. there still remain many excel lent locations for homesteaders within driving distance of Roundup. Tlie coming year will probably see the last of the public lands within reasonable distance from the rail road. It is estimated that Roundup and West Roundup have a population of approximately 2,500. Taking the entire mining district, of which Roundup is the huh, it is figured that there is a population of close to 5,000 within a radius of three miles. Roundup is naturally the chief source of supplies for those tributary camps, among which are Klein, Farrell, Old Roundup and Davis. The populous district in the center of which the city is located affords a splendid field for the mer chants of Roundup, and they enjoy a lucrative business the year round. Perhaps one « I tie- strongest indi cations of tin- growth of tie- city is the fact that t-n additions to the original townsite have been surveyed ami platted, all hut three of which were filed during the present year. Real estate values are constantly increasing, transfers which were made the past several months showing that they have mon- than quad rupled An investment up realty considered a paying pmpo branch- -s has and a visit t« n lii'imi; safe ami dtimi. Business in all prospère 1 and grown. tIn' various merean tile establishments will prove tooiic the vast volume of trade handled i-very -u.tv. Tin* additions to theeityot Round up since the original townsite was sold out over two years ago arc as follows, being named in the order in which they were filed: Milwaukee Land Co.'s First and Second Addi tions, Newton's First Addition, Northwest Townsite Co.'s Addition, Callahan's Addition, Nelson's Sec ond Addition. Park Addition, Mil waukee Land Co.'s Third Addition, and West Roundup. This does not include the Suburban Homes Sub Division, a tract of five and ten acre plots just north of the city. In point of character of the new improvements, the amount of money expended in this connection, and the number of new enterprises, tie* present year has no doubt establish ed a record. Among the new build ings erected may he mentioned the following: Newton Block, two story brick, now occupied by Newton Hardware Co., the Shearer building, occupied by Ramsel I'sconfectionery: the Roundup Curage, native stone: 1 I j j ! EEABIMG EVENTS History =»MaEiK&§I Eveiatts of Yc&? Now Dfi'awisag <to sa, Close. -P P Nineteen hundred and ten start'-d very auspiciously for Roundup. At tie- very beginning the city eottm :1 parsed a resolution ad va ne i ii g i p f f i r MU*. .. >f' - "•■ ..'LL:- '.j;- West Side of Main Street. Looking South from Second Avenue. Star Iheatre; iVtija brick building, soon to he occupied by a mercantile estahlishmont : American Steam Laundry building: \\ . S. Shaw s double store building: David Roney's machine and plumbing shop, native stone: the Tribune building; Mar shall'* warehouse: McDonald's meat -market: Countryman Ar Albertson's store building: $15.1)011 native stone school building. In addition t<> these there were a large number of line residences erected during the year which added greatly to the city's appearance. Tlx* following are the new husi ness enterprises established within the past twelve months: Newton Hardware <fc Implement Co., the Mi ssion Pool Hall; the Wonder 10 cent store, another cigar factory: Roundup Tribune: Morse second store; Flour it Feed Store, Anderson Ar Berven; tailor shops by Morris Zetzcr and M. Housman; harness shop. Spicker Ac Weinholt: Alex Sos shoe shop; the Red Front Shoe Shop; blacksmith shop. J. P>. Brant; Cash (irocery. Countryman A Al bertson; C. P. Tillman Co., plumb ing: the Fashion store; the Railway Avenue second hand store. Aside from these there were a number of changes, new firms taking charge of some of the old business places. Roundup to a city ol the third class, it having been found by a special census that the city proper, not even including Camp Three ordering the city on the west, had a population lot 1,340. The actual change, how ever did not take place until in April when the tirst election under the new" classification was held. New Coal Nine. The opening of the Davis coal mine about two miles east of Round up by the Davis Coal Mining Co., j an Omaha corporation, was one of the most important events of the year. Actual development work on j the new property was commenced on January 17th, with W. M. Mil lard, of Omaha, as superintendent. A spur from the main line, requiring a bridge across the Musselshell, was built, and during the fore part of February the first car of coal was loaded. Development work is still in progress there, the daily output of coal now being about 500 tons. Another year will see the new mine a big producer. Roundup's Water Works. The completion of Roundup's water works was another event of the present year, the water being turned on for the first time on Janu ary 2Nth. Roundup boasts of an ex cellent system of water works, which provides excellent water for domestic use and^is an ellieient tin'protection to (lie city. This municipal im provement was made possible by a franchise granted the Roundup Water Co., by the city of Roundup. The New School. On February 21st school district No. 55 decided by a unanimous vote to bond to the amount of $ 14 , 500 for the erection of a school building. Work on the building was commenced during the summer and the structure will he completed in about a month from now. The building is erected so that it will serve as a wing when it is desired to enlarge the school. During the year the district was also raised from the third to the second class, and the membership of the school hoard in creased from three to live. The present hoard consists of tin* follow ing: J. M. Ryles, K. W. Ray, W. M. J ameson. J. W. Newton. John S. Davis, and Carl N. Thompson, clerk. County Division Club. Realizing the necessity of getting lined (ait properly in the tight to lie waged in the next legislature for the creat ion of the new county of Mussel shell out of portions of Fergus and Yellowstone, the citizens of Round up, in mas.- meet ing mi January 24th, started the ball rolling by taking s t ( • 11 * towards tin- organization of a 'Uontiiuieii on Pan»* Tlirn»*.'