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«Mica; Socfet», The Roundup Record. VOLUME IV.—NUMBER 50. ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY, MARCH 8. 1912. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE FREEHOLDERS OF ROUNDUP WILL SETTLE SEWER QUESTION TUESDAY SPECIAL ELECTION TO DECIDE QUESTION WHETHER TO BOND CITY FOR $15,000 OR NOT FOR A SEWER SYSTEM WILL BE HELD NEXT TUESDAY—REGISTRATION CLOSES WITH NAMES OF 85 FREEHOLDERS ON THE BOCK—MASS MEETING HELD. 4* + 4 DEAD IN MINE EXPOLSION * Van Couver, B. C., March 7.— There was a gas explosion in the Diamond Vale Coal mine in Nicola, 150 miles from Van Couver, and four men are known to be dead. Ten others are imprisoned in the mine. ♦ * + ♦ ♦ * DISTRICT COURT CONVENESMONDAY FOUR CRIMINAL CASES AND TWENTY-TWO CIVIL CASES ON THE DOCKET. Short Session Predicted Seventeen Applicants for Naturaliz ation Will Have Hearing—Divorce Cases Will Be Heard—Jury Will Be Drawn First Thing Monday. District court will convene here next Monday morning with Judge Geo. W. Pierson, of Billings, 011 the bench. It is predicted that the session will be a short one, many of the cases probably not being tried by jury. There are four crimminal oases on the docket being as follows: State vs. Morris Zetzer, arson. State vs. David Henderson, misde meanor. State vs. Tony Wancliiua, misdemea nor. State vs. Jake Scheff, nuisance. The civil calendar includes the fol lowing causes: Mary Dunnings vs.Thomas Dunning, divorce proceedings. Mathews & Thompson, attorney for plaintiff. S. H. Ramsell vs. Albert Schroeder, i <Continued on page eight) COUNTY ASSESSOR NOW GETS BUSY WORK BEGINS ON 1912 ASSE MENT— SUBSTANTIAL RAISE IN VALUATION OF COUN TY PREDICTED. Monday of this week County Asses sor Park and his force of deputies got busy on the 1912 assessment. The county has been divided into eight dis tricts, a deputy being assigned the ASSESS work in each one of them. The depu tics and the districts they will work are as follows : W. U. Pickens south of the Mussel shell river from lein to Gage. W. L. Tillman, east end of county. Mr. Wiliams, lake country and Wheaton. W. V. Lewis, northwest of county. John Dyer, Ryegate. B. V. Jennings, south of Ryegate. Mr. Harding, Belmont. Assessor Park went to Melstone Wednesday where he will personally do the assessment. Together, with his chief deputy, Vern Terry, they will personally look after the assessment in the towns along the river. A new departure is being made this year in the assessment of homestead ers. Each deputy is provided with little township plats upon which will be marked the exact description and the character of the land whether the land has been proved up or not. This is done to prevent the taxpayers be Ing included in the wrong school dis trict. The assessment work will be much easier this year as the force has something to guide them which they did not have last year. A substantial raise in the valuation of the county is predicted by many, and it would not be a surprise if the county would jump into the fourth class. Under the 1911 assessment the county is included in the fifth class having a total valuation of $9,054.970. 00. To come under the fourth classi fication the valuation will have to ex coed $11,000.00. Next Tuesday the freeholders of the city of Roundup whose names appear on the special registration book, will decide the question for or against bonding the city to the amount of $15, 000 for the purpose of providing Roundup with a system of sewers at this time. The registration book for , the special bond election, which was ! opened Monday and Tuesday of this week,shows that there are only eighty- j five freeholders in the city who desire j to vote on the proposition, or else j there must have been an epidemic of . sickness that prevented them from go ing up to the registry agent on the days mentioned and having their names en rolled. For the registration of those who may have been prevented from re gistering this week on account of sick ness, absence from city, or other good reasons, the book will again be opened Monday. It is estimated that there will not be over 100 votes cast in the com ing special election. At ibis stage of the game it is ex tremely difficult to predict how the election is going, as both sides are confident things are coming their way. Which ever way it goer, it is a cer tainty that it will be close. The mass meeting called by the Commercial Club was held in Newton Hall Monday evening as scheduled and was largely attended. Col. E. J. Crull presided at the meeting. Numerous talks for and against the bonds were made by citizens. 1 . in & lor a government resurvey ot that township. Many ASK RESURVEY OF TOWNSHIP 10-26 i Settlers of Big Well Country Petition Congressman Chas. Pray for Government Resurve/. A petition which has been circu | lated in Township ION'., Range 20E., and signed by about twenty-five of the settlers, lias been forwarded to Rep resentative Pray at Washington ask of the land marks is this township, as in other town ships in this section of the state, have been destroyed or obliterated, which is proving a great drawback to the country. It would be a great relief to the homesteader and a boon to the vicinity in question if the uncertain boundries could be settled and accur a jp permanent corners and lines es tablished. Needed improvements could then be made and fencing put in to stay. Under the present con ation settlers are not very anxious to do anything until they know posi tively where they are at. According to recent communication from Thomas Cooper, land commis sioner of the N. P„ the Washington counsel of that company has been re quested to take the matter up with the proper officials so that the resurvey may be made. CARTOONIST FORD AT THE STAR Entertainer Well Known to Roundup Theatre Goers Will Appear Here. L. W. Ford, the cartoonist, who has been in Roundup twice to entertain its people with his clever chalk talks, will again appear at the Star Theatre Tuesday, March 12. This will be the fourth number in the Midland Enter tainment Course which is being con ducted by the ladies of the Catholic church. Those who saw and heard Mr. Ford during his previous visits to Roundup will not miss the opportunity to see j him again. He calls his entertainment a "panorama of life," which describes ' it well. He puts up a running talk in ' a humorous vein explanatory of the 1 picture as it grows under his pencil, He begins with babyhood and runs along with schoolday scenes and char acters, the days of romance, with its lovers and moonlight; life on the farm, with its strange and humorous phases and that scene is followed by some of the funny faces the cartoonist has seen Some of the cartoons that teach a les son are the "Idol of Self," containing half a dozen pictures, including the well-known hog, the quest'of the al mighty dollar, and the pleasing pic ture illustrating the cld fact that every cloud has a silver lining. DOUBTFUL ABOUT ICE. 'Mt ) h: & v ' -f:v V&V* ta. p* vW ÆBtètbï htiV- Xrll w*!.' '*■ A \ 1 t \ ■ Reporter: "You should have a very fine crop this year." Ice Magnate; "Not at all! Not at all! You see. you don't understand the ice business." ' I "NE' V A D A " A ••HOME-RUN" PLAY BY LOCAL THESPIANS Roundup this week discovered in its midst it buadi of actors and actresses that it never dreamed it possessed, and that they are artists—every one of them—is the genuinely honest opinion of everybody that witnessed their de but. The medium thru which they were discovered is thedranm,"Nevada," or"The Lost Mine,"which was present ed by home talent at the Star Theatre Wednesday evening. Three hundred and fifty people wit nessed the performance, and it is the universal opinion that it was the best thing in the theatrical line that Round up has seen for many moons. The pro duction was deverlv staged and man aged in professional rather than in an amateur manner. It was produced tin der the supervision of A. 1). ITornaday, who took the part of "Nevada," around whom the plot centers. In the selec tion of the characters in the play, Mr. Hornaday displayed excellent judg ment, as it seemed that each character v.as just naturally fitted for his or her particular part. The production as a whole was about as near flawness as it was possible for amateurs to produce it. As the play was given forthebenefit of the Roundup baseball club, about $150 lias been turned over to manage FARMERS CLUB MEETS J MUSSELSHELL COUNTY FARMERS CLUB MAY AFFILIATE WITH NATIONAL GRANGE. j The committee on constitution and by-laws of the Musselshell County Farmers' Club met in the rooms of the Pioneer Club in this city Wednesday. After considering various plans an adjournment was taken until March 15th, or such time as the National Grange can send a representative to Roundup to enlighten the committee on the advantages that are to be gain ed by the Musselshell county organi zation affiliating with the grange. The representative it is expected will outline to the committee the aims of the grange, objects, and general scope of its activities. The committee which met here this week consisted of H. H. Porter, presi dent of the club; W. L. Tillman, secre tary; Olaf Jensvold, J. Ashbridge and H. B. Samuel. They earnestly desire that the local clubs and committees not yet organized take action and send accredited delegates to the meeting to be held March 15, so that it t- y be learned whether it is the wt'l of the farmers to affiliate with the g a ye if their representative can show where it is to their advantage, mont as a result of the performance. j ! ■ ' ! 1 I ment as a result of the performance On Monday the company will go to Klein where they will put 011 the same play. A1 Hornaday, as "Nevada," the wtj.liorbeaton, grizzled old miner, had a very difficult role which lie protruy ed in a capable manner. His work siiowed a fine conception of the role. "Vermont," an old miner, was well played by Volney Hain. To play the part of the hero, "Tom t'arow," seemed as easy ns fulling off a log to Earnest West. He spoke and acted without any apparent effort, be ing a very picture of grace, strength and courage oil the stage. His diction and gestures were perfect, and not once did lie falter in his voluminous part. And he was there with the love making, too, reeling it off as fine as ever did any Romeo. Mr. West lias in him the making of a great actor. James McCann took the part of Jer deti, the detective. He was the villain and got his, which, of course lie took j as was intended. Miss Editii Kibble's first, appear ! mice on the stage as "Moselle" was the signal for vigorous applause, and as lie play progressed it was conclusive ly shown that the audience had not '■i "d in showing its favor right at the ■ start. The part called for spirit and iiM"ioii, and .Miss Kibble certainly fil ' the part with credit to herself. She V. cd splendid stage presence, cxcel I 1 t enunciation, and her emotional a 'ing, a very difficult tiling for an ' amateur, was praiseworthy. Her play ing won (lie heart of everybody present. Dandy Dick" was well taken by E. II Condon. His work siiowed consci entious effort, and lie made a good im pression on the audience. "Silas Steel," lie of the Busted lialsm, was highly amusing, and Ray ! i.arson, who was cast in this part, dis (Continued on page eight) CAPT. SCOTT REACHES SO. POLE British Explorer Wins Race to South ern Extremity of Undiscovered Part of World. (Record Special. I Wellington, N. Z. March 7. Captain Ronald Amundsen the Norwegian ex plorer, who lias arrived at Hobart, T. smania, stated today that Captain Robert Falcon Scott, R. N., the Brit 1 ish explorer, reached the South Bole. 'The Cable dispatches from New Zea land announcing that Captain Scott had found the South Bole came as a startling climax to the race which five explorers of different nationalities . ve been making to reach this last extremity of the undiscovered part of the Globe. Captain Robert Falcon Scott starte d on his exploration from Port Chalmers, I New Zealand on November 29, 1910. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN SE SSION HE RE THIS WEEK COUNTY BOARD MEETS IN REGULAR QUARTERLY SESSION AND TRANSACTS MUCH BUSIN ESS—M AN Y ROAD PETITIONS UP FOR CONSIDERATION—NEW TOWNSHIP OF ROTH I EM AY IS CREATED—TWO PETITIONS FOR SALOONS AT KEENE COAL CAMP ARE DENIED—GRANT ELECTRIC RAILWAY FRANCHISE. The board of county commissioners met in regular quarterly session Mon day morning and have been busy all week with county matters, in ad dition to allowing a large number of hills, the hoard transacted a large volume of business, adjourning today after a strenuous week of labor. A resolution was adopted by the board instructing all justices of the* peace and const: ides in the county to notify the sheriff whenever they have any prisoners and await instruc tions ns to method of delivery to Roundup. The t lerk and recorder was instrui t ed to write Yellowstone county re questing them to refund the sum of $500 which was advanced by Mussel shell county for the removal of the l.avina bridge. A mileage hook was ordered for tv Assessor Bark Four complete sets of codes and session laws were ordered for justices of the peace. T 1 I* * 4 4* •> 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* * 4* Dr. \Y. T. Welsh was authorized to order a brace for a child in the Big Coulee suffering from a week back. On motion the hoard created the new township of Hothlomay as peti tioned for. Dan R. Gannon was ap pointed justice of the peace, and W. F. Stubbs, constable. Manuel Wiltse was appointed road supervisor of road district No. 17. The petitions of M. T. Pol ich and Jack Emory for saloons at the Keene Coal Camp were dcnii al upon ti 1 peti lion 1 if protest from 111 lany of th e < it i ZOIIS of that camp. Tin ■ resignation ol A. L. Sm iiii as com 1 able at Melstone ve as ace epted, and R. A. Lock ridge ■ appoint ed to fill B ic vacancy. ? Th e clerk was i.isl meted te» draw a wa rrant for $137.57 in favor of tlie Iowa Montana Land ( '0., being a re Hind of taxes paid. Th e* road petitionee 1 for by T. E. Bowman was ordered viewed, W. C. Jenizen, E. J. Parkinson and L. W. Stui> being appointed viewers. Thirty two new road petitions were received of which the following were approved: Road due north of Musselshell 12 miles petitioned for by Edward T.Web er and others. Two roads near Japan petitioned for h\ li. Wallace, N. C. Ilroekway and Olliers. Upon petition of Jos. L. Asbridge and Olliers a change was allowed in the old N Bar read north of Lake Ma son. A read north of Lake Mason leading to the experimental station petitioned for by Wilber Mnylon and others was also approved. The franchise for an electric rail way between Roundup and Farrell, Davis and Keene Coal ('amp peti tiom d for M. II. Wall, H E Marshall, Auguni Kehrump and Martin Itam-eh was granted. 'of a a HIHE SECURE CERTIFICATES Fifteen Take Teachers' Examinations Held Here of Which Nine Are Successful!. Nine certificates were* issue»! this week by County Superintendent Maud Griffin as a result of the teachers' ! examinations held here February 23 and 24. Thor were fifteen applicants for certificates, of which number: nine were successful in passing the examination. Second grade certificates were is sued to Mary Gorsline, Roundup: Ruth Olmsted, La Vina; Emma A Vogt,' Roundup. Those who were granted third grade j certificates were, Isabella Fargher, l.avina; Pearl Clifford, Roundup; Ma hle Sandhack, Rroadview; Cecil Aik in, Melstone; Pearl Corbin, Roundup: Cuba Morton, Roundup. "I call that rank ingratidute." "What new?" "After I teach that girl to Bkate she goes to another fellow for a post-grad uate cours." ROUNDUP ELECTRIC RAILWAY IS T 1 4 ❖ + 4 v 4 4 ❖ * * ♦ ♦ * DROP BOMBS FROM BALOONS + 4- * 4* Tripoli, March 7. Two dir- 4« •> igible ballons wore sent out 4* 4* Tuesday by the Italian com- 4* 4* mander on their first air vov- 4» 4* age over Tripoli and environs. 4* 4* Officers in the dirigibles dropp- 4* 4* ed bombs into the Turkish on- * 4* trenchments. .j. * * 4* 4- 4- 4- 4* 4* 4- 4« 4- 4* 4* 4> 4* 4* 4* •> 4. COMMISSIONERS GRANT FRANCHISE NOW AN ASSURED FACT. Work To Commence Soon Railway Must be Completed Within Two Years After Work is Cjiti menccd—Will Use County Br'dges Putting up a Bond of $10,000 to Protect tlie County in Case of Dam age. Thu (inly obstacle* tlial lias Invu in Ihn way of (lie successful culmination 'of Bio Itoumlup street railway project to connect llu* city with the outlying camps and suburbs was cleared away Biis afternoon when the hoard of coun ty commissioners granted a franchise for the use of the county road and bridges. The franchise which covers a period of 20 years, was granted to a partnership consisting of M. H. Wall, August Schrump, H. E. Marshall, and Martin Rausch, who petitioned the hoard for the franchise. As soon ns (lie corporation is formed to take hold of the proposition tin* franchise will he assigned to the company. Under tlie terms of the franchise th»* company is given the right to use tlie county roads and bridge between this city and Farrell, the county road lending In l.avina ns far as the Keene Coal Camp and the county raod leading east of town to Davis and the bridge 011 this road. Tie* track must lie of standard construction and. Bio road must tie left in the same c eudi Bon and must afford the same facili ties for travel as In lore the encroach ment of Be railway. Tin* holders of the franchise assume all responsibili ties for injuries or damage's caused I, y tlie construction and operation of the rail w ay The fix :' 1 hi: requirt th: ' :::»u,il eonslruciii.u on .he railway : ne commenced hd'orc May 1, Bit ', ami that it lie completed within two y nrs a fter till' ( "U: mi'licemei.l I 'veil li The- holde rs of the- franchise are re ijiiirii! 10 put up a hnml of .flu,000 to proli-e I the county in ease of damage to the county bridges by reason of tlie operation of the road. Certain pro visions arc made concerning the use »if the bridges. No ears weighing over 2D tons will be allowed to cross and all cars must stop at. each side of the teiii'ge ami one of those in charge must advance to the bridge to see if there are any teams approaching. Or dinary vehicles must be given prefer ence. The holders of the franchise agree to have steel ready when the Security Bridge Co. is prepared to place the cement floor in position on the bridges, when the steel must be laid. Ste ps will be taken immediate tow ard um forming o' a corporation to lake ci • uol of the project. COLTS STILL LEAD In the bowling contest now on be tween three 3-men teams at Case's bowling alleys, the Colts still lead. The following is the standing of the teams at the present time: Colts......35 games......18,599 pins Gcuts......30 games......14,533 pins 1 ei < ns.....25 games......12,658 pins There are more ardent suitors than ardent husbands, regardless of the majority of married men.