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\ J -— jTk MUSSELSHELL The Baby County VOLUME IV.--NO. 18 The Roundup Record. ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 28, 191! LOOK UP ROUNDUP $2.00 Per Year in Advance Ogr ani ze Tom orrow Delegates from All Precincts of the County Will Meet Tomorrow to Organize Repub lican Central Committee. In response to a call issued by J. D. Waite, chairman of the Republi can state central committee, there will be a meeting of the Republican precinct delegates from all the pre cincts of Musselshell county tomor row (Saturday) afternoon at three o'clock in Newton's hall in this city, for the purpose of organizing the Republican Central Committee J. H. DANILS WINS OUT Schroeder vs. Danils Case Decided in Favor of Defendant by Jury Wednesday The civil case of Albert Schroeder vs. J. H. Danils for $250 damages and cancellation of lease was decided in favor of the defendant in a jury trial before Justice of the Peace Webb Wednesday afternoon. The case centers about tire defend ant's alleged fracture of the terms of the lease held by the plaintiff on the ground on which Danil'a Cafe on Main Street is located, in that Danils violated the fire ordinance of the city of Roundup in building an ice box and addition to his building. Mr. Danils, in order to avoid the expense of appealing the case, had paid a line of $25 in police eour* several months ago on the alleged violation of the ordi nance, the present ease being based on this apparent admission of the fracture of the law in contradiction with the terms of the lease held by Mr, Schroeder. A number of city aldermen as well as Mayor F. M. Wall were called as witnesses in the case, and it was developed that the city had refunded the fine imposed upon Mr. Danils. After examining the premises the jury found for the defendant. Fred H. Hathhorn, of Billings, and A. D. Baker were attorneys for the defendant, while Geo. Horkans, of Forsyth, and Wm. J. Jameson were attorneys for the plaintiff. SAYRE FAMILY LEAVES CITY Will Return to Ranch Home in Meagher Co.---Rooming House Leased to Geo. Powers The people of Roundup will re gret to learn that the Sayre family has decided to leave the city and return to their old ranch home on the north fork of the Musselshell river in Meagher county. Mrs. Sayre left Wednesday night for Martinsdale from where she will go to the ranch, while Mr. Sayre and Miss Mable will remain here until ondav. The departure of this ost estimable family from Round p is much to be regretted as it ill be an irreparable loss. They ave resided in this city for nearly ee years during which time they ave won the esteem and respect of 1 with whom they came in contact, 'e will hope, however, that they ay return again to make their ome in this city whenever they ecide to leave the ranch. The Sayre Rooming House has een leased by Geo Powers who ill take charge August 1st. of Musselshell county. The com mittee that is to he elected at this meeting will hold until the regularly called convention prior to the elec tion next year at which time a permanent committee will he elected. The committee is to con sist of a chairman, secretary, treas urer and two committeemen. This committee will select the member of the state central committee from tnis county. It is expected that there will lie a large attendance at the convention. Melstone, Musselshell, Lavina and Ryegate will be here with full dele gations, and altho some of the other outlying precincts have not yet been heard from, they will doubtless lie represented. Primaries were held inthevarious wards Tuesday evening for the purpose of electing delegates to the convention. The following are the names of those who will represent the three wards of the city of Roundup: First Ward—Dr. L. H. Thurston. E. J. Crut!. G. N. Griffin and M. II. Wall; Second Ward— E. S. Cook, Albert Schroeder, L. R. Carroll and A. D. Bak.-r; Third Ward—Earl Reid and A. W. Eise lein. A number of the Republicans of the 11th precinct which includes No. M, No. 2 and Elso met in The Record office last evening and elect ed the following delegates: John S. Davis, Henry Fletcher, W. G. Jar ret t. Mike Banks. P. D. Ferry, Duffy and Dr. J. II. Johnston. WILL BUY MORE PROPERTY HERE Northwest Townsite Company Will Take Over Callahan Tract North of City Geo. M. Bailey, president of the Northwest Townsite Co., of Phila delphia, is m the civ having arrived here yesterday morning. He is ac companied by H. K. Gilmour and R. C. Orr, two civil engineers, who are going over the survey of the Callahan trai t north of the city, which Mr. Bailey says is being taken over by the Northwest Town site Co. The original tract owned by Mr. Bailey' s company lias been entirely sold out for over a year, and Mr. Bailey expects that every lot in the new tract will be disposed of within the next year on the same plan as the others were sold. A portion of the Callahan tract will be used for a park if plans now be ing laid out by Mr. Bailey are car ried out. Several minor changes will also be made in the original survey of this tract, among them being the reducing of the lots on Main street from 50 feet to 25 feet. On his present trip Mr. Bailey is interesting himself in the organiz ing of building and loan associations in the (owns in which his company operates. He will endeavor to meet the business men and citizens of Roundup at the Pioneer Club rooms tonight to discuss the propo sition. ! i ! I Paris, July 28.—Moroccan crisis moves France to martial activity. Where great optimism prevails discreet preparations arouse con siderable talk of war possibility. Cavalry ordered to be ready for fields. Forts of eaetern frontier heavily provisioned. Germany changesfront in presenting demands. SENTENCED. DEATH GvÄ?: - »0 6«! to • • I n. p. mi maorn County Officials Meet With Thomas Cooper on> Train and Agree on Assessment 1 I I 1 The commissioners of Musselslu 11 ! county, and County .Assessor Park i and County Treasurer Morris met with Thomas Cooper, land Com missioner of the Northern Pacific, on the train between here and Miles City Wednesday for the purpose of arriving at some satisfactory assess ment of the N. P. lands in this county. Mr. Cooper was on his way to St, Paul from a trip to Tacoma, and the meeting was ar ranged so that he would not lose any time. His private car was at tached to the morning Columbian leaving here at six o'clock. A big battle had been anticipated but it did not transpire. Altho Mr. ! Cooper was at first prone to oppose the commissioners, the figures agreed on between the commis I sioners were finally accepted. Ac cording to the settlement the graz ing and agricultural lands will be .assessed at $8.50 per acre, and 'coal lands from $5.00 to $25.00 ac cording to the distance from rail Will Build E levator Here Grain Buyer Sees Great Agricultural Future for Musselshell County Will Be Ready to Handle This Year's Crop. I. M. Bunn, of Chaffee, N. I. M. Bunn, of Chaffee, N. I)., an experienced grain buyer, who has been in the city this week, has made a out definite announcement that he, together with a number of local business men, will erect a grain elevator in Roundup. In order to handle this year's crop temporary arrangements will be made in the nature of a fiat house on the industrial spur, the perman improvements to he made later. Mr. Bunn has been looking over the country this week, and is firm ly convinced of the successful agri cultural outcome of Musselshell county. He has had many years experience in the grain business and will doubtless make a success of the venture. It is estimated that fully 25,000 bushels of wheat will be marketed here, allowance being made for the amount of grain that will be sold locally for seed and other purposes. roads. lie* average asso.-sment of all of the N. I*, lands will, it i- esti mated, be about $10.00 per acre. Mr. Cooper's reason for complying with t'Às high assessment, which is higher than in any other county, was that they felt sure that their lands in this countv would not re main in their hands very much longer. The board is «till in session on the equilizntion job. and will not get thru until the end of this week. The total valuation will positively he over $8,500,000. Hun Francisco, July 2s.—Fake nobleman takes cash and quits new wife. Bogus earl deserts spouse after spending much of her fortune in theatrical venture. Seattle, July 28.—Cost of militia mounts during past four months. Expenditures approximately two and one-half times average for eighteen months ending September 30th. 15)10. Interesting feature of state auditor's record is fact that naval militia has called for onlv $13.37. ! j ! I j I SPECIAL RATES ANNOUNCED Milwaukee Railroad Wants Montana's Good Crops to Be Seen by Easterners Because of the good crop reports coming from every section of Mont ana the Milwaukee railroad has made an announcement that special rates for prospective settlers will be made during August, September and October, so that easterners may have a chance to see Montana when the grains and grasses are uncut and the cattle are sleek and fat. From tvery part of the state comes the same message that the farmers expect great yields and are elated (over the prospect for the season. i N. P. Land Terms Synopsis of the Terms and Conditions Under Which N. P. Railroad Lands May Be Purchased. Since it lias been definitely an nounced that the N. 1\ lands were to be placed on the market, numer ous inquiries have been received as the manner in which these lands may be acquired. A. A. Morris, who as was mentioned exclusively in last week's Record, has been ap pointed agent for the railroad lands, has furnished the following synopsis of the terms and conditions of sale as expressed in the contract and deeds made by the company: 1. Grazing lands will he sold either for cash or upon the five year credit plan under which one-sixth of the purchase price must he paid at the time of purchase and the re mainder in five equal annual install ments with interest at (W per an num. and no cultivation will be re quired. 2. Tillable land will be sold for cash upon the five year credit plan above explained, or upon the ten year credit plan, requiring one-tenth of the purchase price paid in cash at the time of purchase and the re mainder in ten equal annual install ments with interest at <>% per an num. Where all or any portion of tin* land is tillable the purchaser will within one year from the date contract is made he required to break and cultivate at least one-half of the tillable area, and one-fifth per year additional each of the next succeeding two years, or until one half of all the tillable area shall have been broken and put under cultiva tion: and until such cultivation re quirement has been complied with the Company will not convey the land. Failure to comply with the cultivation requirement will render the contract subject to cancellation and all payments made thereon to forfeiture. 3. The purchaser may pay more than tie* regular one-sixth or one tenth down payment if lie wishes so to do, and lie may pay in full at any time before maturity, and interest will thereupon cease. I. The purchaser shall, so long as the contract remains in force, pay lall taxes and assessments, ordinary and extraordinary, that may he levied or assessed, or that may be chargeable on the premises or any ! part, thereof: and al' buildings and improvements that shall he erected, placed or made thereon, shall not be removed therefrom, but shall be and remain the property of the. said Company, its successors or as signs, until the contract shall be fully performed by the purchaser: and should default he made in any of the payments of principal or inter est, at the time for the payment j thereof or in case purchaser shall ; fail to pay the taxes or assessments upon the land, the contract, at the! option of the Company, shall he null and void, and all the payments that shall have been made on the j land, and all the building and im- j provements, shall be and forever remain the absolute property of the Company, its successors or assigns, and the purchaser shall have no right of claim thereto it being ex pressly understood that time is the essence of the contract, and that the preformance of each and every covenent and agreement is as much a part of the consideration of the contract, and a condition precedents:, as the purchase money. 5. The Company excepts from its conveyance a strip of land ex tending through the land sold (or so much of said strip or strips of 2. a in so of at er land as may lie within the sold premises) of the width of two hun dred feet on each side of the center of the main line of the Northern Pacific Railway, as now constructed, and 50 ft. on each side of the center of any brandi or other railroad now built or located on the ground and operated, leased or controlled, or to ( Uontimioil on pun«' 4 i ROUNDUP 17 FORSYTH 2 Rejuvenated Roundup Team Makes First Appearance on Home Grounds--Adds Another Victory. The rejuvenated Roundup base ball team made its first appearance on the home grounds last Sunday and amused themselves with a sup posed baseball team from Forsyth, defeating them by a score of 17 to 2. The victory was not earned thru any wonderful playing on the part of the Roundup team but rather the poor playing of the For syth team. Their intieldersseemed wholly unable to stop or field ground balls. Roundup made eight hits off the Forsyth pitcher, but stole bases at will. K installier made bis first appear ance at home for Roundup, and let Forsyth down with three scattered hits thru as many innings. He did not have to extend himself hut from all appearances Roundup has a real pitcher in him. With Nelson catching there is no better battery in central or eastern Montana. The game was featureless being so one-sided. Roundup's outfield showed itself to be airtight, altho McIIale had no chances to dis tinguish himself. Roundup scored in every inning of the game except the sixth. For syth gathered one score in the sec ond and one in tin* eighth thru a little ragged work on the part of the Roundup infield. A large crowd was present at the game, and had a great deal of fun kidding Hyssal, Forsyth's pitcher. Sunday Roundup plays Harlow* ton at Marion Bark, and a battle royal is expected. Ilarlo has won 15 games straight this year, hut they were .nighty lucky in defeating Roundup three weeks ago, and the wise ones ar>* saying. "Wait until Sunday." The game will be called at three o'clock. Come on, you fans, and see Roundup bring down the pride of Merino (?) county. The score of Sunday's game: Koiindup Kurh.y tli I 2 H 1 0 l 2 x —17 i 0 0 U 0 t) 1 0— 2 Henry Fletcher umpired the game. Washington, July 28.— Prince of Wales may visit America. Admir alty said to be planning for voyage around world for him. Madison, Wis.—Legislative pray er fails in Wisconsin. Preacher re turns three dollars given him for services and declares $072.00 spent during session lost money. Salem, Ore., July 28.—Oregon convicts dine with women and make speeches. Citizens, felons and officials at festal board in cele bration of road work done during past year. New York, July 28.—Boy con fesses he took life of old New York broker. Discharged bell hop of Iroquois hotel admits murdering aged New York business man while robbing room.