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The Roundup Record
VOLUME IV.—NUMBER 42
ROUNDUP. MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1912
$2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
LandOpen'gFeb.20
350,000 Acres of Government Land South
of Musselshell and Melstone Will Be
Thrown OpentoEntry Next Month.
PIONEER CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS
Popular Social Organization Elects
Officers for Ensuing Year.
The Pioneer Club held its annual
election of officers at the club rooms
last night with the following result:
J. C. Bogue, President.
F. A. Appleman, Vice President.
Directors—C. T. Pigot, Desmond
O'Xeil and E. J. rarkinson.
Entertainment Committee—11. P.
Lambert, I. E. Schneider and C. E.
Wofford.
The annual report of the secretary
was received, showing the club to be
in excellent financial condition.
The matter of having a regular
ladies' day at the club was brought
up and the general opinion was that
the custom which was at one time an
attractive feature of the club, should
again be revived. The club is now
making preparations for its annual re
ception to be held in the club rooms
on February 17.
BANK HAS ANNUAL ELECTION
Directors and Officers Elected at An
nual Metting of First National
Bank of Roundup.
The fourth annual meeting of the
stockholders of the First. National
Bank of Roundup was held Tuesday
evening at which time the following
directors were chosen: A. A. Morris,
David Hilger, H. F. Clements, M. M.
Klein, Martin Rauch and H. P. Lam
bert. The directorate is the same as
last year with one exception, Martin
Rauch filling the vacancy caused by
the death of W. W. Taylor.
A dividend was declared.
At the meeting of the directors im
mediately following the stockholders'
meeting, the following officers were
elected:
A. A. Morris, President.
M. M. Klein, Vice President.
H. P. Lambert, Cashier.
O. W. Lambert, Assistant Cashier.
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NEW WESTMINISTER
ROBBER HELD
Fugitive Warrant Served on Dean
and Bail Is Fixed at 15,000.
(Record Special)
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 12.—Chas
Dean, the alleged New Westminister
bank robber, is held under a fugitive
warrant with bail fixed at $15,000. The
fugitive warrant was served today
upon the prisoner in the county jail
when the authorities learned that he
was preparing to furnish $1,000 cash
bonds for release under the minor
statutory charge heard yesterday in
the police court. When Dean, who
says his real name is Howard, was ar
raigned for an offense in connection
with his association with Mrs. Mina
Griffin his attorney stated that al
though the man had more than the
$1,000 demanded as bail he would
make no effort to obtain release. The
authorities however filed the fugitive
warrant in order to hold the allleged
robber in jail.
COLD WAVE FOR
SOUTHERN STATES
Weather Bureau Gives Notice That
Cold Wave Will Overspread
Southern States.
(Record Special)
Washington, Jan. IS.—With the low
est temperatures of the season pre
vailing this morning, in the upper
Mississippi valley, the plains states
and west states extending as far south
as Arkansas and Northern Texas and
the temperature below freezing on the
Texas coast the weather bureau to
day gave notice that a very cold wave
would overspread the southeastern
states during the next tbirty-six to for
ty-eight hours. Snow was falling
today in practically all districts east
of the Rocky Mountains except in the
Southeastern states where there was
rain. In the far west there was a
storm of considerable intensity and
over British Columbia and Pacific
States and snows in the north Rocky
Mountain regions. Storm warnings
were ordered continued on the north
Pscific coast.
The opening to entry of approxi
mately 350,000 acres of government
land in the Billings land district south
of Musselshell and Melstone, which
has been anticipated since the receipt
by the Billings land office officials of
tiie plats of survey covering the dis
trict, has been set for February 20.
On and after that date applications
for entries of land in the area em
braced in the newly opened tract will
be received.
The land embraced in the opening
includes fourteen townships, of which
nine are located south of Musselshell
and Melstone between the Musselshell
and Yellowstone rivers, and five south
of the Yellowstone. The area com
prises about 350,000 acres. A goodly
portion of the land is adapted to dry
land farming, some of it being sub
ject to entry under the enlarged 320
arce homestead act. Much of it is
classified as coal land which can be
purchased from the government. The
rougher lands in the Bull Mountains
are suitable for grazing, with an oc
casional piece of good farming land.
While ther will be no rush to file
on land in the newly opened district,
it is expected that many homesteaders
will be attracked by the opportunities
offered especially by the 320-acre
tracts. Some people have squatted on
land in the district affected by the
I opening, and, of course, will be given
; preference right to file on the land on
which they have already made im
! provements.
; Below we publish the official notice
j relative to the opening.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
United States Land Office, Billings*
Montana, January 4, 1012.
Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing townships to-wit:
Township 5 N„ Range 31 E.
Township ti N., Range 31 E.
Township C N., Range 32 E.
Township 6 N., Range 33 E.
Township 7 N., Range 31 E.
Township . N. Range 32 E.
Township 7 N„ Range 33 E.
Township 8 N., Range 29 E.
Township S N., Range 32 E.
Township S N., Range 33 E.
Township 1 S Range 38 E.
Township 1 N., Range 38 E.
Township 2 N., Range 38 E.
Township .j N„ Range 38 E.
have been surveyed and the plats of
survey thereof wih be filed in this of
fice on tlie 20tli day of February, 1912,
at nine o clock A. M., and that on and
after said day this office will be pre
pared to, and will receive applications
for e ntries of land in such townships,
under such laws and regulations as
may be applicable thereto.
C. L. HARRIS, Register.
\V. M. ENRIGHT. Receiver.
LEAVES FOR NATIONAL
MINERS CONVENTION
Miners Union at No. Thre Send Deli
gate to Indianapolis.
Adam Wilkinson, one o. the popular
youg miners at Mine No. Three, left
Sunday for Indianapolis where he will
attend the annual convention of (he
United Mino Workers of America
which convenes in the Indiana city
on Tuesday, 'anuary 16th He will e
present the No. Three local.
While in the East Mr. Wilkins m
will take advantage of the opportunity
to visit ins brother wno resides in
Philadelphia.
DECEMBER WEATHER REPORT
Irwin Story, cooperative observer
of the Wheaton weather station, has
made the following report of the
weather during the month of Decem
ber:
Mean maximum ..................44
Maximum, Dec. 2, 3, 5, ............52
Minimum, Dec. 30 ................25
Greatest daily range, Dec. 29, 39 de
grees.
Number of days clear............18
Number of days partly clear ......8
Number of days cloudy ............3
Precipitation
Total snow 3 inches
On ground, Dec. 15............Trace
On ground, Dec. 31...........3 inches
IRWIN STORY
Co-operative Observer.
THE DAYS OF REAL SPORT.
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Five Foot Vein of Coal
Struck at Keene Mine
The Successful Operation of the Mine of Keene Coal Mining Company
Assured by Substantial Increase in Thickness of Coal Vein.
A five-foot vein of coal was struck
last week in the mine of the Keene
Coal Mining Company, where devel
opment work lias been in progress
on an extensive scale since tiie mine
passed into the hands of the Nelson
Brothers last fall. Altho some pros
pecting had been done by \V. A.Ki no,
who originally launched tiie company
to exploit the mine, which indicated
that tiie vein would increase in thick
ness, no definite knowledge to sub
staniate this belief was ever obtained
until tiie discovery was made last
week. Those, however, who were in
close touch with conditions, have al
ways been of tiie conviction that tiie
vein would eventually widen from the
thickness disclosed at the cropping to
at least lour or five feet, it is also
their beleif that tiie vein is identical
to the one worked by the Roundup
Coal Mining Co., whose property is
situated about a half mile east of ilie
Keene mine. The quality of coal
from both mines is about the same.
The discovery lias added additional
impetus to the development of the
Keene property, and witli the now
machinery installed, tiie spur com
pleted and other necessary improve
ments made, a considerable tonnage
can be gotten out at this mine. As
far as can he acertained at this time
tlie newly discovered vein covers the
greater part of the octnpany's hold
ings.
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FAD HAS BIG SALE
Second Annual Clean-Up Sale— The
Sale With a Reputation—Starts
Monday Morning.
Ü. W. Elliot, of Elliott Bros., sales
manager, of Portland, Oregon, arrived
here last night to conduct the second
annual clean-up sale at (lie Fad Shoe
& Clothing Store. Mr. Eliiott states
that Manager Radigati has given him
particular orders to dispose of every
winter article in the store regardless
of cost. He also states that he lias
already become imbued with tiie
"Roundup spirit" during the short
time he has been here, and that lie lias
been profoundly impressed with tlie
"Biggest Little City in the WhoIeWide
World." He has already adopted a
slogan, "Out of Roundup, Out of 'lie
State of Montana," which he thinks
fills the bill perfectly.
The big sale starts Monday morning
and will continue until February 3.
Those who recall the success of the
Fad's first annual sale last year, will
no doubt tslte advantage of the pro
sent one, as bargains as good if not
better will be offered. The Fad is pro
ceeding in this sale on the well found
ed axiom that winter apparel is of no
use to any one during the summer.
35,0C0 FIRE LOSS AT FORSYTH
American House Is Set Ablaze and
Serious Conflagration Averted.
Started in Boiler Room.
Forsyth had a conflagration yester
day which, for a time, it was believed
would wipe out the greater portion
of tiie business section of the city.
At 11:30 o'clock in the morning
smoke was seen issuing from the
American House, a three story brick
structure opposite the Northern Paci
fic depot. The alarm was sounded
and within a short while a hundred
willing hands were on deck and had
formed themselves into a tin bucket
brigrade. The fire broke out in the
boiler room of (lie hotel and spread
with such rapidity that for a while it
W'as believed that the flames would go
from one building to another until the
entire business section of the city
would be endangered.
Believing that several buildings at
least were doomed, a telephone men
age was sent to Miles City re
questing aid.The response form Miles
City was quick. An engine and a pas
senger coach had just arrived front
Glendive, and this was pressed into
service.
Before their arrival there, however,
tiie flames were under control as the
citizens were fortunate in confining
the flatties to the hotel building.
Forsyth lias an inadequate fire ap
paratus and considering this fact, Un
people there are congratulating them
selves that they escaped with so light
a loss.
The walls of the hotel building are
standing, but. the entire interior is a
mass of ruins. The damage to the
building is estimated at $25,000, while
the loss to the furniture and fixtures
is about $10,000. The loss is partly
covered by insurance.
WILKINS HANGS.
(Record Special.)
Salt Francisco, Cal , Jan. 12
Wilkins, who was convicted of the
murder or Mrs. Ventie Earman with
whom lie eloped form Kansas City in
1907, was hanged at San Quentin pri
son ad 10:30 today. Tiie body was
pronounced dead and taken from the
scaffold at 10:45. Just before being
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taken from the death c Whether, he j
made the following statement to War- 1
den Hoyle
"I want you to say for me as my !
last words on earth that I am inno- !
cent and have no fear of death Ex
press my deep gratitute to those who
have been active in my behalf "
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Farmers near Bozeman have organ
ized a cooperative elevator company. I
County Board Meets
Special Meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners Held Here This Week
Some Taxes Are Refunded
Tiie board of connu
nmuissionoi s {
met in special session hero Monday, !
and altho it had been ligured that the i
business ou hand would bo transacted i
in one day, it was found necessary to!
prolong the session until Tuesday
I evening.
U. IS. Cutler, an attorney of Lewis
town appeared before tiie board and
presented a claim in the behalf of Ute
Enterprise Land & Investment Co. of
Chicago, which company has large
land holdings in the vicinity of Lavina,
for a refund of taxes paid under pro
test. It was the contention of the
attorney that the land was assessed too
high in comparision with assessment
of similar lands, and the commission
ers agreed to a refund of approximate-.
ly 500. Rufus Thompson also ask- ;
ed for a refund on the grounds of j
double taxation, his request also bo
granted being refundede some $200.
M. li. Wall, one of the promoters
of the Rotindtip-Kleiit electric line,
brought up the matter of granting
the company a franchise for the use
of the county road. The matter was
discussed ai length hut nothing defin
ite was done. The matter, however,
was taken under advisement and the
county attorney instmeted to look tip
the law relative to the granting of
franchises of his nature.
L. N. Erickson presented a petition
lo abandon tin- old county road
through his homestead and have the
same put on the section line. The
petition was granted.
Another road uas petitioned for b.v
II. M. Williams and others of Itolliie
ntay. The road was ordered viewed,
Messrs. Williams and Gannon lining
named as viewers.
The contract for 2(tn ,M feet of na
tive bridge lumber was awarded to E.
E. Knelling, the contract price being
$17.00 per M. The Midland Coal &
Lumber Co. was awarded the contract
for 100 M. feet of fir lumber at $19,
and $22 per M. feet.
BURNS NICHT
"Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot
an Never Brocht tae Mind"
—Burns.
A meeting celebrating the miniver
asry of the birth of Robert Burns,
KchotlandK' national hard, will be heal
in the Union Hall at Camp 3 at 7:'!u
P in. on Thursday, January 25th, 1912,
under the auspices of the Scotsmen
and Scotswomen of Camps No.l, 3,and
4 and neighborhoods.
• he gathering Wilt celebrate with
an enjoyable supper,concert and dance
Tickets for same costing two dollars
can be had from Jack Gray, Camp one
Ed Garvin,(lamp three,Tom Grant ill
( amp four and others.
Those wishing to attend would find
it advisable to buy their tickets early.
The Scots and ncir friends are turn
ing out in force and well wishers who,'
conic to help them celebrate cnn de
pend on receiving a hearty welcome.
"When Heath's dark stream I ferry
o'er,
(A lime that surely shall come)
lit Heaven itself I'll ask no more
Than just a Highland welcome."
Burns.
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The present standing of the con
testants for the Fad's prize of a suit, of
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MANCHU TROOPS RETREAT
San
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Fransico, Cal , Jan.—A
j received today by the Chinese 1 ree
1 Fres * from Nanking says: Twenty
thousand Mancliu troops are retreat
! * ng .^ rom Dan Vang Jn the Yangtse
! Valley to Sun Jong ( Ju>w. The cities
of Honat - Fu - Su choi v « and * u
Insu have been captured by the rev
jolutionists. The Munchu general
j Wong Him Yuen has gone to the re
lief of the troops retreating from Han
I Yang."
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! ITALIAN CRUISERS SINK ,
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pidition to Join Forces at Tripoli
Fustrated.
(Record Special.)
Rome, .Ian. 12. The first import
ant naval battle in the Turko-Italian
war occurred in the Red Sea Jan. 7
wltt'ii an Italian cruiser squadron sank
seven Turkish Gunboats after a sharp
conflict. Many Turkish seamen went
down with their ships but others were
reastted by boats from the Italian war
ships. A Turkish yacht was captured
and is being brought to Italy.
The Turks were believed by tlio
Kalians to be preparing to convey
their military expedition which was
to cross Egypt and join the Turk
forces in Tripoli. As soon as the Ital
ian warships encountered the Turkish
gunboats a short distance out of the
Bay of Kanada, they sent shots aero t
their bows and called on them to
surrender. The Turkish vessels gave
no sign of compliance and the Italians
immediately opened a terrific firo
throwing in a hail of shells from their
broadsides. The Turkish gunners re
plied feebly and did not strike the
Kalian vessels. All seven of tho
Turkish boats were soon on fire and
began to sink. Boats lowered front tho
Italian warships picked up many
Turkish seamen hu a hug number
Turkish seamen hut a large number
were drowned.
The shells from the Italian ships
were not directed at the Turkish
yacht. Fauvette. which is being brought
to Rome. The Italian warships which
took the Principal part in tin' battle
were the cruiser Piemonte and tho
destroyers Garibaldino and Artlgllere.
A hreif official note issued this af
ternoon says: "The Italian fleet la
the Red Ken encountered and destroy
ed seven Turkish gunboats and cap
tured a Turkish armed yacht. The
Turkish warships offered a violent
resistance hut no loss was sustained
liv the Italians".
COMMERIAL CLUB ELECTS
New Officers Chosen at Regular An
nual Election Wednesday Evening.
At the annual election of officers of
the Roundup Commercial Club held
in the Pioneer Club rooms Wednesday
evening, the following were elected
to conduct the affairs of the organ
ization for the coining year.
L. It. Carroll, President.
A. W. Eiselein, Vice President.
E. !•'. Purriott, Secretary
II. I*. Lambert, Treasurer.
Board of Directors C. T. I'igot,
Earl Reid, W. N. Taylor, I W. Dralle
I'. Itieiiardon.
DR WEBSTER PLEADS GUILTY
I iteeord Special i
Ore, - in, |||„Jan. 12. Hr. Harry Web
ster pleaded guilty to wife murder in
the Ogle County Court here today on
the first anniversary of It is marriage
to Bessie Kent Webster, whom by ltia
own confession lie killed near this
city hist. September. Webster with
drew his plea of not guilty previous
ly "entered. Webster was charged
with having stabbed his wife to death
in the woods between Dixon and Polo,
III , afterward concealing the body in
a thicket.. Webster's attorney said
they would place no witnesses on the
stand.
EANKER IS TRANSFERRED
(Record Special)
Washington, Jan. 12.— Chas W.
Morse, the New York banker, today
was ordered transferred from Fort Me
Pherson, Ga., to the army general
hospital at Hot Springs, Ark. Pres
ident Taft and Attorney General
WicterSbam decided on the transfer
believing special medical treatment
was necessary. Because of his physi
cal condition Mr. Morse recently was
transferred to Fort McPhersoa from
the Atlantic Penitentiary where he
was serving fifteen years for violation
of the banking laws.

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