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EVERY DAY IS "Booster's" Day 1 n ie Roundup Record. LOOK UP ROUNDUP VOLUME IV.--NO. 28 ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 1911 $2.00 Per Year in Advance Treas.CoDectsT axes Musselshell County Will Realize 187,778,90 From Taxes for 1911-Taxes Now Due, Delinquent Nov. 29th. ORGANIZE SCHOOL DISTRICT Two New School Disricts Are Creat ed for Barber and Ryegate Out of Old Joint District No. 6 County Superintendent Maude Grif fin this week issued orders creating two new school districts in the west end of the county. .The .new .dis tricts are formed out of old joint dis trict No. 6, thus providing a school for both Barber and Ryegate. The members of the school boards who were appointed by Miss Griffin at the suggestion of the residents of that section are as follows: Ryegate—Mr. Dorsey, Frank Smith and F. K. Fiske. Barber— N. C. Eklund, Henry Bartz and E. A. Simkin. SUES RAILROAD COMPANY M. M. Klein Institutes Suit Against C. M. & P. S. Ry. for Damages ' Caused by Fire Last Year Mathews & Thompson as attorneys for M. M. Klein this week filed an ac tion in the district court against the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway Company to recover $1,988.77 as damages caused by a fire set by a locomotive. The fire occurred last summer on ground owned by Mr. Klein west of this city, an irrigation flume and considerable timber being destroyed. GAME PRESERVE LAID OUT Many Blscktail. Fantail and Whitetail Deer But no Antelope Are Found in Snow Creek. Miles City.—The surveying party that defined the boundaries of the Snow creek game preserve having returned, a member of the party was interviewed here concerning the tract, and spolie as follows: "The tract has the Missouri river for its northern boundary; on the east line it is six miles wide and on tiie west line 5 miles 36.9 feet, to be exact, while the southern boundary is 15 miles long. The land included in this tract is extremely rough. The party saw seven blacktail deer, one fantail deer and three whitetails. There were no antelope seen, and probably there are none there, as the country is too rough, but it would be safe to estimate probably 250 head of blacktail in the artet. "There are five ranches located there, those of Jack and Dell Hub bard, Hall, Richmond and another whose name is forgotten. Cattle and horses can be run on the preserve, but no sheep. The ranchmen living on the preserve cannot shoot the animals, and may not even carry a gun without a permit. The ranch men are desirous of having the pre serve enlarged for personal reasons, and also it would be well, probably, to include territory in which antelope could find refuge. The proposed en largement would add 10 miles to the south, 10 miles to the west and 5 miles to the east, and then Crooked creek and Seven Blackfoot would be embraced. The preserve includes the country wherein the fossil remains of the triceratrops and other prehistoric animals were found, and according to Prof. Barnum Brown of the New York museum, it is one of the best localities in the country tor the geo logist and the physicist." STRIKERS DECLARE TRUCE Entire Reserve Police Force of New Orleans Active to Prevent Riots in Railroad Cistrict (Record Special) New Orleans, La., Oct. 6.—Strik ers assaulting non-union laborers re treat from police. On approach of law representatives 800 men quit hostile demonstrations and at noon declare truce. Entire reserve force of New Orleans active. One man dead, Bix others in hospital and 19 in jail as result of riots in railroad district. SPEECH EFFECTS MARKET Idaho Speech by President Taft Re sults in Severe Set-Back in Nsw York Stock Market (Record Special} New York, Oct. 6.—The stock mar ket suffered a severe set-back in the second hour following the publication of a speech in Idaho by President Taft who made vigorous reply to crit icism recently leveled against the su preme court and again declared that prosecution fo illegal combinations would continue. Other unfavorable i factors which perhaps helped the de cline included the indictment of the principles in the so-called wallpaper; trust and further evidence that an earnest fight is to be made against: the American Tobacco dissolution! plan. Monday, Oct. 2nd, the assessment rolls of Musselshell county were turned over to County Treasurer A. A. Morris for the collection of taxes for 1911. Taxes were due on Monday and are now payable to the county treas urer, becoming delinquent after 6:00 o'clock p. m. November 29th, the 30th being a legal holiday. The total amount of taxes to be collected by the countyy treasurer is $187,778.90, which will be divided among the various funds as follows: City of Roundup ........$ 6,721.20 Road fund ............... 22,161.67 State taxes .............. 20,467.02 Special state taxes ....... 2,039.13 County general fund ..... 96,166.11 Poll tax ................. 3,070.00 School fund .............. 32,654.79 Musselshell special fire levy ................... 702.80 Stock indemnity and bounty fund .............. 3.796.1S Total ...........$187,778.90 5 CITY'S FINANCES City Treasurer Issues Statement fer Month of September—$207.24 in Treasury According to the September report of City Treasurer C. F. Richarden the city has only $207.24 in real ctish money on hand, while there are war rants outstanding against the city to the amount of $2,930.97. The report also shows that the city has collected since January 1st the sum of $4,089.41 in licenses and fines, and has paid out $7,253.58. For he last quarter of the present year the city has coming in approximately $1,000 from licenses. On January 1st the city's tax levy will also be available, this amounting to $6,721.20, and the council will then have something to go on after the outstanding warrants are taken care of. KLEIN AND RCUNDUP BOWL Bowling Contest Between Roundup and Klein Teams Results in Victory for Former Roundup defeated Klein last even ing in a bowling contest on Case's bowling alleys by a narrow margin of 22 pins. Lambert, Ording and Van Dyke bowled for Roundup while Klein was represented by Earl and "Dad" Fletcher and Jess Mutiger. Van Dyke made the high score, put ting down 224 pins in one game. TAFT AT POCOTELLO Assails Critics of U. S. Supreme Court—Asserts View as to Re lations of Govt, to Business (Record Special) Poeotello, Idaho, Oct. 6.—In a speech before the chamber of com merce here today. President Taft bit terly assailed the critics of the United States Supreme Court and as serted anew his view ns to the rela tion of government to business. FARTHEST NORTH RAILROAD i Seven-Mile Railroad in Alaska is Completed—Costs Three Dol lars to Make Trip (Record Special) Seattle, Oct. 6.—All aboard for the Flat City Special was the announce ment made at Iditarod, the last fron tier camp of Alaska a few days ago. It mrked the completion of construc tion of the farthest north railroad in America and the inauguration of pas senger and freight service. The Flat City »Special runs fror» Iditarod to Flat Creek, a distance of seven miles. Located at a place so inces sible that the owners have no fear of that bane of railroad magnates in the United States, the Interstate Com mrce Commission. A fare of three dollars and way and five dollars for a round trip is charged. The aurifer ous placer mines will be worked out and the railroad abandoned, it is be lieved, before the department officials will get the red tape unwound and make a visit to the place. ' i ; j ; ; 1 i __ LOST—One black mare 7 years old, weight abotit 1350, branded A—K on , right shoulder, small urpture on right ; side. Finder return to I. G. Madden pj a t w ju ow a nd receive liberal re-! ward. ! TALK ABOUT YOUR ROCKY IfiGJf.TAlM GRIZZLIES. M » nu' 'a l J' r; c a; A 'ergs*** -Oonahey in Cleveland Plain Dealer. City Council Proceedings _ New Improvement District Providing for More Sidewalks Is to Be Cre ated-Ordinance Designating Fire Limits Is Amended. Roundup, Mont., Oct. 3, 1911. Council met pursuant to adjourn ment atS: 30 o'clock p. m. Present: Mayor and Aldermen Britton, Nix, McDonald and Reid. Minutes of meetings of preceding two months read and approved. Letter from W. M. Cobleigh, of the Montana State College of Agriculture, to Dr. Welsh, regarding water supply of Roundup, was read. Report of city treasurer for Sep tember, and report of police judge showing collections for September of $80.00, were read and referred to auditing committee. Bills of A. L. Carpenter for $11.00 and E. J. Parkinson for $41.50 were read and referred to auditing com mittee. L. R. Carroll addressed the council and stated that resolution creating Special Improvement District. No. 4 was not drawn in accordance with the law and that the boundaries were incorrect. City clerk stated that resolution was legally correct but boundaries might be defective; that council was authorized to assess the whole cost of grading against prop erty deemed benefitted when pay ments were extended over a term of years. Moved by McDonald, seconded by Reid, that advertisement for bids on work- in Special Improvement Dis trict No. 4 be recalled so that matter of boundaries could be looked into. Carried. County Attorney O'Neil gave an opinion that Special Improvement District taxes could be collected by city treasurer. City clerk agreed ' with this, and stated that he had de i livered to the city treasurer a certifi ; ed copy of ea ch resolution assessing j taxes for Special Improvement Dis ; tricts 1 and 3, as provided by law. Moved by Nix, seconded by Reid, that city treasurer take all necessary steps for the collection of Special Improvement taxes. Carried. Petition from E. A. J. Jesse and others asking for the creation of a ; special improvement district, and one from Wm. O. 'Donnell and others 1 against the same, were read and filed. Resolution No. 18, entitled, "A Resolution Creating Special Improve ment District No. 5, designating the boundaries thereof, stating the char i acter of the improvements wiiich are To Issue Refunding Bonds Board of County Commissioners Definitely Decide to issue Bonds to Take up Outstanding Warrants. At tiie meeting of the board of county commissioners held the first of the week it. was definitely decided to issue refunding bonds to the amount of $50,000 for the purpose of taking up all outstanding warrants and to put the county on a cash basis. The bonds will run for a period of 20 years and will bear five per cent in terest. Bids for the sale of the bonds are now being advertised for and no trouble is anticipated in dis posing of them, , Some trouble between members of the court house family was also given an airing at the session this week, but after the full details were learned ! nothing was done. i I I ; to he made, an approximate esti mate of tho cost thereof, and fixing the time when the council will hear objections to its final adoption," was read. Moved by Britton, seconded by Nix, that resolution No. 18, just read, he adopted. On the roll being called, all present voted in favor of tell motion and said resolution was declared duly adopted. The said resolution is hereinafter set forth in full. Md.cd by Britton, seconded by Nix, that city treasurer he allowed $75.00 for clerical help for July, August and September, and what warrant he or dered drawn for the amount. Car ried. Moved by Britton, seconded by McDonald, that Ordinance No. 55, en titled "An Ordinance Amending Sec tion 3 of Ordinance No. 26, entitled "An Ordinance Prescribing I lie Fire Limits of the City of Roundup, ami regulating the manner of building within said city, and repealing Or dinance No. 24," be adopted. On the roll being called all present voted in favor of the motion and the said Or dinance was declared duly adopted. Moved by Britton, seconded by Reid, that chief of police he instruct ed to notify all persons having signs extending over sidewalks to posts to remove same. Carried. Moved by McDonald, seconded by Britton, that city stand expenses of telephone for fire chief. Carried. Moved by Britton, seconded by Reid, that motion adopting Ordinance No. 55 he reconsidered. ( Carried. The proposed ordinance was then hundred feet of the line of Main amended by prohibiting wooden buildings on vacant lots within one street within the fire limits. Moved by Reid, seconded by Brit ton, that ordinance No. 55 as amend ed by adopted. On the roll being called all present voted in favor of the motion, and the said ordinance was declared duly adopted. W. J. Jameson asked for permis sion to build an addition 10x16 feet, to office on lot 6, block 2n, of the townsite. Matter was referred to committee on fire, light and water. Moved by Britton, seconded by Nix. that meeting recess until the 11th inst. at eiglit o'clock p. tn. Carried. APPOINTS NEW DEPUTY. Cler-. of District Court Jarrett Ap points Miss Etnel Gorsline as New Deputy. Ci rk of the District Court W. G. Jarr>-tt, this week announced the ap poin nient of Mi.-.- Ethel Gorsline as depu y in his office, Hie appointment to !>*• effective November 1st. Miss Gorsline has been employed as sten ographer by the r M. Wall com i pany for the past several years and I is thoroughly proficient in steno graphy and clerical work. She will I no doubt make coed in her new pod ; tion. Dixon Killed In Flight Young Aviator, Who Thrilled Thousands at Helena State Fair, Is Killed in Flight at Spokane. Spokane, Wash., Oct. 3.—Fresh from his triumph of last Saturday, when lie topped the Rocky mountains in a sensational flight from Helena, Cromwell Dixoti, the 19-yer-old aviat or, fell front a height of about 100 feet in his initial performance at tlie Spokane Interstate fair grounds lae yesterday and was fatally mangled. A mere handful of spectators witness ed tiie accident and thousands who were craning their necks for a glimpse of tiie aviator did not know of the tragedy enacted just out of their range of vision. Dixon was re moved to the emergency hospital on tiie grounds, where he died 45 min utes after the fall. Witnesses saw Dixoti bank his planes for a turn and it is thought a sudden gust of wind coming up through a deep cut of the orthrn l'a cific tracks immediately below him caught tiie planes, already at an an gl.e Before the operator could re cover himself, he was plunged head first to tiie track. When picked up from under his wrecked machine, it was apparent Unit his Injuries were fatal, lie was rushed to the hospital, hut nothing could he done to save him Death was pronounced due to concus sion of the brain and hemorrage. The accident occurred in the first attempt at flight of the day. Dixon left the ground after continued dif ficulty in getting his machine to ride. Just clearing the telegraph wires north of tiie fair grounds, liis biplane was seen to careen to the right and crasli into a pit beside tiie railroad tracks. H. O. McCall of the Stanton packing house, who saw him fall, claims the fall was sideways for a distance of 150 feet. According to j Manager Scott of the Curtiss flyers, the wind sweeping* up tiie Northern Pacific cut caused Cromwell's fall. The plane was slow In rising and the aviator had not attained sufficient al titude to avoiil the dangerous cur rents. lie fell in the bottom of tiie cut and had to lie hauled up tiie side with ropes. Dixon held pilot's license No. 43. granted by the Aero Clubs of America which lie won August 7. He learned the art of flying at Nassau Boulevard, New Jersey. H e was born in Colum bus, Ohio, 19 years ago, but recently moved to New York City, where his mother now lives. Although the youngest aviator with a license, Dix on had already done something—the crossing of tiie Rocky mountains last Saturday being one of the most re markable achievements. Dixon's body was removed to local undertaking rooms and will lie shipp ed to New York. It is said he has no relatives in this part of the country. New York, Oct. 3. -The mother of Cromwell Dixon, the hoy aviator, was prostrated last night over the death Spokane. "Poor Cromwell," Mrs. Dix on cried, when friends had ventured of lier son by a fall in his biplane at to tel! lier the full facts. "My hoy's one ambition was to become an avi ator, and lie has devoted his whole time to it. tor years. When he was 12 years old lie started to navigate the air in his 'sky-cycle' near our home in Columbus, Ohio. "There was nothing Dut bravery in my boy. In spite of the dangers of Dis hazardous work, he tried and tried until lie was successful." WILL CLAIM BIG ETATE American Descendents of Wertz. Fa mous Dutch General, Will Make Fight for Enormous Fortune (Record Special) Chicago, Oct. 6.—Wertz Heirs will claim big estate. Chicago woman to organize American Descendants of famous Dutch general who died in Holladn in 1732. Escheated fortune now about $180,000,000. JUDGMENT IS FILED Receiver of First National Bank of Billings Filed Judgment of $9, 315.21 Against H. B. Drum. Phillfp Tillingliast, receiver of the defunct First National Bank of Bil lings yesterday filed with Clerk of the District Court W. G. Jarrett at this place a judgment of $9,315.21 against H. B. Drum of Broadview. j PRISONER SETS FIRE TO JAIL Proves to Officers That He Can Get Out When He Gets Good and Ready Tiie little stone "jug" which has done duty for the city of Roundup for about three years came pretty near being the scene of a dreadful holo caust Monday when Cus Oakes was incarcerated therein for stealing a chicken. The arrest was made by Officer Clegg, it being alleged that Oakes had stolen n chicken from M. R- Swanson. No sooner had Oakes been placed in his cell when he be gan to utilize two empty tin pails and a husky voice of which he is posses sor in raising a disturbance that soon drew a large audience. He was puieted down for a time, but shortly after six o'clock passersby on Main street W'ere horrified to see smoke issuing from the jail, and the prison er frantically appealing to them to save him from the flames. The offic ers were hurridly summoned and the prisoner aken out. The inside of tho jail was dense with Binoke and a few more minutes would have seen Oakes suffocated. He admitted having set fire to the bedding himself. Oakes was brought up before Jus tice of tiie Peace Webb Tuesday morning and sentenced to serve fif teen days in the county jail. PINE GROVE GETS MAIL SERVICE Post Office Department Has Con tracted for Star Mail Route From Lavina to Pine Grove Washington, D. C.—Tiie following new postofllces have been established in Montana: McNulty, Valley coun ty; Rock Springs, Rosebud county. K. H. McNulty lias been appointed postmaster at McNulty and J. G. Langdnlen postmaster at Rock Springs. Letts Cotiser has been ap pointed postmaster at Plevna and Alexander K. Quick at French Gulch. The postollice department has or dered city delivery service estab lished nt Glendive beginning Dec ember 1. The following four star mail routes have been contracted for from Sep tember 18, 1911, to June 30, 1924: Camas to Plains, six time sa week, Thomas Bailey of Plains, at $850. Camas to Prairie by Green Springs to Pernin, three times a week, Isaac .1. Ross of Green Springs, at $390. Knowlton to Isinuy three limes a week, Samuel Kochel of Knowlton, at $840. Pine Grove by Clara and Emory to Lavina, once a week, William P. Evans of Pine Grove, at $676. Helen II. Dryden lias been appoint ed postmaster at Malden. Benjamin B. Million lias been ap pointed postmaster at Divide, and Frdriek J.Bosworth at Hays, Mont. ITALIANS OCCUPY TRIPOLI Italian Government is Appointed Following Military Occupation— Arabs Are Submissive ( Record Special > Rome, Oct. 6.—-Rear Admiral Bor eddolino lias been made Italian gov ernor of Tripoli following the mili tary occupation of the city by men anil guns of the Italian fleet. Today's advices describe tiie Arabs of the vi cinity as offering submission to the invaders, while the 'I'urkisli defenders of the garrison have retired to the interior. COMMERCE COURT FIXES DATE Hearing Effecting Immense General Freight Traffic is Set for Oc tober 6th (Record Special) Washington, D. Oct. 6.—Tiie Commerce Court issued an order fix ing Oct. 6th, as tho date for hearing of tiie application of tiie Transcon tinental railway for an injunction against the orders of tiie Interstate Commerce Commission on what aro known as the Pacific ('oast cases af fecting immense general freight traf fic. It will probably be several days after the hearing before a determin ation is readied bye ourt. NEW McNAMARA EVIDENCE California Authorities Have Strong Evidence Connecting McNamara With Seattle Outrage (Record Special) Seattle, Oct. 6.—Evidence points to James B. McNamara in Seattle out rage. Structural Iron Worker under indictment for Los Angeles Times, dynamite explosion traced to local job of Lyon building tip month pre viously. Incontrovertible facts gath ered by California authorities con cerning attempt to wreck structure here.