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VOLUME IV.--NO. 40 ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DEC. 29, 1911 $2.00 Per Year in Advance MOTHER OF H. E. MARSHALL DIES Aged Ltdy Puses Away at Home of Son Here Wednesday Afternoon. Mrs. Nancy J. Marshall, mother of H. E. Marshall, died at the home of her son here Wednesday afternoon, the cause of he death being old age. The remains were shipped last night to the old home in Waterbury, Vermont, where interment will take ptftte in the family burial lot. Nancy J. Montgomery was born in Waterbury, Vermont, on September 22, 1836, and was 75 years of age at the time of her death. She resided in the town in which she was born prtfctlcally her whole life, coming to Montana' to live with her son about two and a half years ago. In 1868 she was married to F. C. Marshall. Only one son survives her, H. E. Marshall of this place, another son having died in infancy. Her husband preceeded her t the grave having died in 1901. She ias one sister living, Mrs.Julia A. Brown, of Newport Center, Vermont. Tl^ deceased c tme to Montana in 1909, making lier home with her son in Harlowton for six months, after which they came to Roundup to re v side, remaining here until her death. v 7he funeral services will be held in the otd home town in Vermont where Airs. Marshall was widly known. Her »mains were accompanied to their ast eart'üy resting place by Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Marshall rS OF CHRISTMAS BLIGHTED the a from per of ish lect ing Mrs. / Death Enters Home of Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson Christmas Morn ing and Takes Daughter. While other homes in Roundup were resounding with the joyous laughter of happy children on Christmas morn ing, Death stole into the family circle of Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson and took therefrom the little seven-month old daugther, leaving sadness at the *rth .v 1 1 » '■- tv »pines*)" 1 hop'd have a supreme. The death of little rgia occurred at nine o'clock istmas morning, the cause of her th arising from teething. The fun was held Wednesday afternoon, the remains being interred in the city cemetery. Rev. Lippitt preached the funeral sermon at the home of the breaved family. eral FINISHES JUDITH GAP SCHOOL John H. Grant Completes $1i,C00 School House Building in B.& N. Town. Judith Gap Journal:—Last Saturday Contractor and Architect John H. Grant turned over the new school building to the board of directors, and the structure was accepted by the trustees of Judith Gap school district. The building is a beautiful one, and the largest and costliest between Great Falls and Billings. It sits on about the highest point in the city of Judith Gap, and can be seen for many miles from town, and the pas sengers on botli railroads from al* directions. The building fully equipped will! cost about $12,000. In a town of less ; than 300 population, the building of this magnificent structure shows a j public spirit of the highest stort. John H. Grant, the architect and builder, has proved his former repu tation as an expert modern builder, and added many laurels to the same by the thoroughness with which the work has been done. Every detail of he contract has been carried out to he letter. The building has been constructed ong modern sanitary lines, and with V^iw to perfect safety in case of fire. There is no congestion in space, the stairways are broad, and the two exits aresufficiently large to admit f emptying v e building within two minutes t» > There are nine large windows it each iv< n so distributed as to ve an abundance of light to ever part, and each room is furnish ed v. ith a floor ventilator, through . huh the air from the transoms near the ceiling passes. This system in sures fresh, pure air at all times without draughts. The building faces south. As one approaches the concrete steps leading to the main entrance he notices the hanesome inscription "1911 Judith, Gap School. 1911," on the front of the building finished in gold. The front and west side of the building are made of Hebron facing brick of buff design, which with the hipped "roof painted in green, makes a very 1 the" the the ly of of J. of sary can be added to without imparitig ot . . , ,, . , . : the beauty of the structure, and a er pleasing effect. The belfrey tower is surmounted with a staff from which floats ' Old Glory". The main en trance to the building is through large double doors, swinging outward, into a vestibule. The double vestibule, doors are on double acting hinges, jin swinging both ways. A few elevated steps land you on the main floor. There are two cloak rooms on each floor, 6x12, with tw'o entrances, one from the hallway and one from the room. The six school rooms are 20x26. In addition to the cloak rooms on the up per floor, there is an office for the principal, 8x12. The floors are made of No. 1 IXL maple, and all the fin ish work on the insides of No. 1 se lect fir, which has been planed scraped and sandpapered, makiu gthe surface in excellent condition for painting. The wood work is receiv ing one coat of filler, one coat of schaleck and two coats of varnish. There are two large rooms in the basement with windows above the ground. If it becomes necessary, these rooms can be fitted up for kindergarten and manual training de partments. The new building is amply large to meet the needs of the district for many years to come, and when neces very little additional cost MARRIED IN IOWA Roy Seeger, Popular Young Roundup Rancher, Is Married to Miss Frances Richmond. ly Announcements were received here \ this week of the marrige of LeRoy Estes Seeger and Miss Frances Helen Richmond, the wedding having taken place at the home of the bride in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Wednesday, December 20. The bridegroom is well known in Roundup having come to this coun try about two years ago. lie has a fine ranch about five miles west of ,.oundup. The bride is the accom plished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo rge H. Richmonu of Council Bluffs, j Iowa. The young couple will come to j oundup to make their 1owe and wRl he at home to Inends after March i. a PUPILS HAVE 10 DAYS OFF Schools Close Friday for Christmas Vacation—Will Resume Work Tuesday Morning. ; j The Roundup Public Schools closed last Friday after the regular days ses sion for the Christmas vacation. The children and teachers will have a ten day's vacation resuming their work and studies again on next Tuesday morning. Two of the teachers are spending the holidays away from Roundup, Miss Florence Thieme going to her home in Missoula, and Miss Mary E. Frawley going to Great Falls to attend the convention of the State Teacher's Association. The rest are spending their vacation at their home in Roundup. During the vacation a partition of folding doors is being built in the as- ! sembly room, and with the beginning of the second semester on January 15 j another teacher will be employed. j The folding doors however will make it possible for the literary society to bold its regular meetings in the as 1 sembly room as usual. State eighth grade examinations will be held at *..e school on January 11 ar.d 12 by County Superintendent Maude Griffin and the county examin ing board. A beginner's class will be organized . on Jan. 15, at which time all new be ginners should be entered. Parents who have a child to enter at this time should see Principal Baird at once. No pupils will be received after the class is organized. —o— The two sanitary drinking foun-H. tains which have been In use for several w'eeks are meeting with much favor, and pupils are making good use of them. 1 CONDUCTOR LOSES FOOT Well Known Conductor Has Foot Cut off in Train Accident at Forsyth. While having charge of an extra freight Conductor Sampson, well! known in railroad circles here.had the misfortune of losing his left foot while the train wbb doing some swiching in the yards at Forsyth. The foot was cut off about nine inches below the knee. Conductor SampMon is 50 yearn of age and is married. $11,000 for Electric Line of Stock in Ronndnp Railway, Light & Power Co. Project a Certainty. jin Short Time Ronndnp Business Hen Subscribe for $11,000 Worth Te construction of an electric rail way system to connect Roundup with the" adjoining coal camps, a matter which has occupied the attention of the people of Roundup on and off for the past year or so, is now practical ly assured. It remained for a bunch of prominent local business men to take hold of the project and make a showing which ought to convince the skeptical ones as to its ultimate suc cess and should result in every citizen of Roundup rallying to their support. J. W. Newton, M. M. Klein, August Schrump, and F. M. Wall have inter ested themselves in the matter to a considerable extent, and after a hasty canvass of the city this week to acer tain the feeling toward the enterprise, succeeded in raising $10,800 as a start er. It is the intention to incorporate company with a fully paid up capital of $50,000, the purpose of the company not only being to build and operate an electric railway, but also to furnish light and power for the city. The cost ot building the line to Klein purchas mg rolling stock and installing a pow er p lant is estimated at approximate ly $35,000, franchises being granted the company by the city and county gratis on this basis. The line to Klein will be the first to be built. As the construction of the line will be of inestimable value to Roundup in closely connecting with this city the outlying coal camps, a large precentage of the inhabitants of ♦ ♦ ♦ * ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ + ♦ * * ♦ * 4* ♦ * + * + * * ♦ which wou ld no doubt prefer to live j j in Roundup on account of the educa tional facilities offered, or at least do a portion of their trading in the stores here, the raising of the balance of the money is considered a trivial mat ter. Every loyal Roundup citizen should subscribe for its many shares as his finances will permit, and sub FLATTERING SUCCESS ! j Sshool Children Distinguish Them selves in Operetta "Christmas tide" Last Friday Evening. The entertainment presented last . riday evenig in the Star Thaa.tr« by' the children of the Roundup Public Schools was a flattering success, and everybody present was more than de lighted with the dainty little oper reta as protrayed by the children. The singing was real good and was vociferously applauded by the aud ience. The intricate drills were clev erly excecuted, presenting a pretty picture on the stage. Genieve Lucas and Laura Kibble were assigned the leading roles in the operetta and they carried their parts with credit to themselves. Much credit is due the tachers for their painstaking efforts in training the children, the preformance showing that they had succeeded remarkably well. The proceeds of the entertainment amounted to $83, and after paying ex penses it is expected that there will ; be a net balance of about $55. Tins money will be used to buy pictures and lo buy new books for the library. KLEIN TAKES BOWLING HONORS. Wallop Roundup Team by Margin of 267 Pins on Xmas Day. The Klein bowling team came down Christmas Day to engage one of the local trios of bowling experts in a friendly game on Case's bowling al : leys, defeating the locals by a score of 2611 to 2344. score : Klein Team. The following is the . Munger .........200 171 191 203 1J0 H. Fletcher......223 lil 149 150 149 E. Fletcher ...... 105 156 loO 167 164 Totals ........588 498 496 520 509 Tot. Avg. M unger ..................961 192 Fletcher...............842 168 E. Fletcher...............808 161 Total number of pins..2611 _ 1 _ Roundup Team. Case ............165 176 189 164 194 Cedersten .......142 147 234 149 103 Ording ..........144 119 133 152 133 Totals ........451 442 556 465 430 Tot. Avg. Case .....................888 Cedersten ................775 Ording ...................681 136 j Total number of pins... 2344 j "Old Guard" Cedersten made the highest individual score, 234 pins in : the third game. Jess Munger for the JfCleln team made the highest total, 1 961, and was credited with the high > average, 192. ♦♦♦♦•♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ROLL OF HONOR ♦ ♦ * * The following subscriptions * ♦ for siock in the Roundup Rail ♦ ♦ wf.y Light & Powor Company ♦ ♦ have been received : ♦ ♦ M. M. Klein ... + ♦ J. W. Newton . ...... 2,000.00 ♦ + F. M. Wall .... ...... 1,000.00 ♦ ♦ Aug. Slirump .. ...... 700.00 ♦ * 11. E. Marshall ...... 700.00 + * Mat Polich ---- ...... 600.00 ♦ ♦ Thus. Graham . ...... 500.00 + * C. F. Ricliardon ...... 500.00 + 4* Chas. Brookman ..... 500.00 ♦ ♦ E. E. Congdon ...... 500.00 + * H. O. Britton . ...... 500.00 * + Martin Rausch ...... 500.00 ♦ * E. S. Cook ---- ...... 300.00 ♦ + M. R. Swanson ...... 300.00 ♦ * Dean & Skeie .. ...... 200.00 + * Total ....... .....$10,800.00 * ♦ * ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦• •* script ions of one share will he as wel come as the larger bloks. Butte and Helena capitalist in P. G. in Roundup property are willing to boost the project In a substantial manner by subscribing for stoek in the corn pony. In case it will be impossible to raise the required amount, the leading promoters, who are al ready down for large amounts, have expressed a willingness to in crease their subscripitio i materially, thu^ assuring the siuce-.s'iill culmin ation of project which will place Roundup in a class py itself. CLERKS WILL GIVE DANCE Local Retail Clerks' Union Will Give New Year's Night Ball in Star Theatre. The Roundup Retail Clerks' Union its if akin» V'r»l*ttrutiaiis fol' tUeir an nual big social event which on Ibis occasion will be the New Year's Night Ball, Monday, January 1. The social events given by the clerks in past history have been a distinct success, and the coming dance will not be an exception to the rule if the efforts of the members of the union is any cri erion. The reputation of the clerks in this direction is unrivalled. Tic kets are now being sold for the dance at $1.00 and from indications there will be a large crowd present. TAKES EXCEPTION F. E. Carleton, one of the deputies in the office of Clerk and Recorder Dralle, took exception to tlie statement made by The Record last week to the effect that he hit Clerk of Court jjarrett when the latter wasn't look ; 'that Carelton was golng to soak him. The j Record is not in a position to say at ; ZITJT r,i°g fthe tW ° gen, ' e - Mr. Carleton also takes exception to ; the statement that "it was understood hat the abstracting business^ carried | by him and Clerk and Recorder Dr ille and others would be discontin-j ued." This knowledge was general following the fight in the court house: Inst week when ttiose interested in ing to hush up the disgraceful af fuir said to various parties that Carlo ton would resign ins deputyship and t liât t he abstracting business would : he dropped The reason for saying fjjjg jg evident. It. now appears that Carleton will quit his job in the court house to take up the abstracting business, and unless this is done it is said that there will be some very interesting developments regarding the manner in which the abstracting business has been carried on in the of fice of the county clerk and recorder heretofore. SUGGESTED BY ENGLISHMAN Merger of Packing Corporations First Suggested by English Promoter According to Veeder. i j j j in (Record Special.) Chicago, Ills., Dec. 28.—Lorn Pen mure Gordon, English promotor, first suggested the merger of packing cor porations with a capitalization of $923,000,000 according to A. H. Veeder who today continued his testimony in ; the trial of the ten Chicago packers before Judge Carpenter at the U. S. District Court. The English promo ter visited the U. S. early in 1902, cal led on G. F. Swift and suggested a consolidation of Packing Companies. Mr. Swift rejected tke proposition but several months later a conference t Chica£> packers wa held ait which tile preliminary plans were made for the merger upon which steps taken later to finance it. This meeting was attended by Sw ift, Armour,Morris and others. "Was the final report of the appraisers and expert accountant or value of the tangible property of the portion of the big merger ever made?" Veeder was asked. "The work was not completed until after the big mer ger had failed and I never have re ceived a report of its own business sessions" said Veeder. The meetings were mostly at my office but at times, met at the homes of principals. Various representatives of the pack ing interests attended the meetings. Ogden Armour did not come often but was represented by Arthur Meeker, P. A. Valentine or Attorny Grautslioff, G. F. Swift, L. F. Swift and Edw. F. Swift represented the Swift and Co., Michael and Edward Cudahy appeared for the Cudhay interests and Edward and Ira Morris represented Morris and Co. "When was the big pack ing merger first suggested?" ''Early in 1902." HEALTH OFFICER REMOVED GOV. Dix Asks Dr. Doty, New York Health Officer to Re sign Office. (Record Special.) Albony, N. Y., Dec. 28.— Dix has ask ed for the immediate resignation of Dr. A. H. Doty ns health officer of the port of New York, a positiou which he has held since 1895. Dr. Doty's term expired last July. His removal was recommended recently by Chas. Bulger, the commissioner appointed by the governor to investi gate the management and affairs of the office. In his letter to Doty, made public today, the governor reviews the report of Commissioner Bulger, who declared that the history of the business administration of the State's quarantine is complete with evidence of gross incompetency and inexcus able negligence. The Governor says the evidence show s conditions of squa lor and uncleanliness in the rooms where immigrants were kept that shocks one's sense of decency and makes one ashamed of his coun try. lie points out that these condi tions should not have escaped the health officer's attention, But wheth er or not this came to his notice he must Ite hold responsible for thcm.Tlie salary of the health officer is $12,000 a year. of THE PANAMA CANAL NEARLY FINISHED Four-fifths of World's Greatest Engin eering Work Is Completed. Washington, Dec.26.—another milo post was set up at the beginning of this month in the history of the con struction of the world's greatest en gineering work when the engineers announced that on that date four fifths of the excavation repaired to complete tlie Panama Cam) has been done. There remains only 30,6662,715 cubic yards of material to he removed and that task is expected to be com pleted within the next. year. These same engineers have finally Hen -he back, as it is expresed. of the vast earth slides in the famous culebra Cut, which threatened to give trou ble. This was accomplished by the explosion of 700 pounds of dyna mite fit. one time in twenty-eight 24 foot holes riping of the whole crest of the great bank just above the slide north of the Central Division office. BECAME A TRAGEDY. Thought Gun Was Not Loaded—RE sult, Kills Companion Instantly When Gun Goes off. Flint, Mich., Dec. 25—A Christmas feast was converted into a tragedy here today when Z. Tuczska was shot and instantly killed in the presence of five companions who were watch ing the spreading of a banquet table i after the six men came from early mass at All Saints church, j The conversation had turned to j hunting and Tuczska had volunteered j to show a trick about loading a gun. Fred Matz went his room and brought a gun for the demonstration. "Is it loaded? asked Tuczska. "No," replied Matz, but as he was "breaking it to show that it was «*"«'**■ the weapon was discharged ; and tore a wound through Tuczska s The victim was married and was 33 years old. Matz was taken iuto custody by the police, but was released when the in cident was investigated. ! ! : ! : ; ; | ! j Many a woman sits up late in the nights before Christmas engaged in making a kem for a him. FARMERS' INSTI TUTE JAH. 24 State Agricultural Experts Will Hold Institutes in Musselshell County Next Month. Notice has been received here this week from F. S. Cooley, Superinten dent of Farmers' Institutes, that a ser ies of institutes will be held in the towns along the C. M. & P. S. during the month of January, the Roundup meeting being set for Wendnesday, January 24. Director F. B. LinfleUJ of the Montana Experiment Station has been secured for the series in ad dition to the regular staff of lecturers. As farmers have been devoting so much attention to the growing of flax, l'rof. Cooley announces that this crop will be prominently considered, and exhibits are requested. The following are dates of the in situtes in Musselshell and neighbor ing counties: Monday, January 22.........Melstone Tuesday, January 23 ......Musselshell Wednesday, January 24, ....Roundup Thursday, January 25 .....Harlowtou Friday, January 26............Moore Saturday, January 27..........Moore Monday, January 29.......Lewistown Tuesday, January 30.........Straw Wednesday, January 31, . .Judith Gap Thursday, February 2 .........Lavina Friday, February 2...........Lavina W. W. TAYLOR DIES Prominent Coal Operator Dies After Short Illness at Home of Daughter Here. W. W. Taylor, general superinten dent of coal mines of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, and a prominent figure in national coal min ing circles, died at tlie home of his daughter, Mrs. A. A. Morris, at tills place lliis afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, alter a short illness of just one week. The cause of his deatli was septicae mia, a form of blood poisoning, which was brought about by a carbuncle on the back. Mr. Taylor left Chicago Iasi Friday for Roundup, not feeling well at the time but thinking he would fully recover before reaching his destination. When lie arived here Sunday morning lie was compelled to take to liis bed, gradually growing wo'«» p»>*U his death '»day Dr. Pi got attended him. Dr Witherspoon, of Butte, being sent for in consultation, arriving last night. Mr. Taylor was 58 years of age, and leaves a wife and a number of grown up children. The remains will be shipped east for burial. LEAVE GOVT. TO NATION AL CONFERENCE Throne Agrees to Abide by Decision of Conference as to the Future Government of China. ( Record Special.) Peking, Dec. 28.—The throne lias agreed to premier Yuan Shi Kai's suggestion to refer the question of the future government of China to a Na tional conference to abide by its de cision whatever it may be. The dow ager empress, Premier Yuan Shi Kai, and the Mancliu Princes of the Imper ial Clan, debated througout the en tire morning the scheme for calling to gether a convention of delegates form all parts of the Empire to decide on the form of government, which shall prevail in China. Prince Filing, for mer Premier and minister of foreign affairs, urged the acceptance of the proposal. Prince Yung, member of the Grand Council and former minis* ter of war and brother of the present Prince Regent, on the other hand op posed the scheme. These among the Mancliu princes present who were in favor of the acceptance of the propos* it ion finally prevailed and the deci sion was reached to leave the settle* ment of the future form of govern ment, in the hands i.f the delegates lected by national, convention, The Cabinet lias been instructed to draw up the regulations which shall govern the national convention and to inform the delegates to the Peace Confer ence at Shanghai that the throne is willing to abide by the decisions of a representative convention no matter what form of government it may choose, in view of the activities of the Shanghai revolutionaries, Imperial government officials consider It doubtful whether the Rebels will agree to the long delay in calling for a national convention. The action of the throne leaves no doubt that advis ers of Regent and the Emperor are prepared for abdiction should that course prove to be the only way of settlement. The man with his all invested in mining stocks Is seldom in a position to rest on his ore. If, as alleged, the main business of life is makiag money, it is amazing the number of people who fail at it