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ca] Society The Roundup Record. VOLUME IV.—NUMBER 52. ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNT Y, MONTANA. FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1912. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE MORRIS ZE ZER. CHAR6ED WTH ARSON. IS FOUND NOT CUILTY ZETZER IS GIVEN HIS FREEDOM AFTER SPENDING NEARLY SEVEN MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL ON A CHARGE OF ARSON TRIAL CONSUMES TWO FULL DAYS—TWENTYFIVE WITNES SES EXAMINED BY STATE AND DEFENSE. THE ZETZER JURY The following are the names of the jurors who composed the jury on the Morris Zetzer case: H. A. Seitzinger, Roundup. Olaf Jensvold, Roundup. Geo. Spendiff, Delphia. Con Kennedy, Melstone. Henry Bartz, Barber. L. D. Stigen, Irene. John Wisner, Roundup. Morton Young, Roundup. Frank Hefford, Roundup. Geo. Faccett, Roundup. Wm. Bloomstrand, Roundup.' W. G. Glendenning, Ryegate. •I# •£• a|* •% *gt *!• »J« 4* 4* *5* 4* "POP" STRAIT TO MOVE TO HUGER FORMER OLD ROUNDUP MER CHANT WILL OPEN STORE IN JUDITH BASIN TOWN. \Y. F. Strait, who until about a year ago conducted a general store at Old Roundup and more recently at Del phia, was in the city this week, being in attendance at the district court as a juror. While here Mr. Strait made the announcement that he expects in the very near future to move his stock of general merchandise to lin ger, a new town on the Milwaukee's extension out of Lewistown. He lias been in the new town and is very much plea.-t d with it and thinks it will be a coming city. He will move as boon as he can pack his stock at Delphia which will be some time next week. It is understood that George Spendiff will put in a small stock of goods in the store at Delphia and con duct it in the future. "Pop" Strait, as he is familiarly called, is an old-timer in this section, and his permanent removal will be regretted. His friends, however, wish him all kinds of success. TEDDY ATTACKS "OLD DOCTRINE" (Record Special) New York, March 21.—In the first speech of his campaign for the presi dential nomination, Colonel Roosevelt last night referred particularly to President Taft's recent speech at Toledo. "His speech," he said, "expresses his disbelief in the people when they vote at the polls." Colonel Roosevelt said that this was "the old doctrine" which has "tended to create a bulwark for special privi leges." "This doctrine is to me a dreadful doctrine" he said, "for its effect is and can only be to make the courts the child of privilege against popular rights. "It is a small minority that lies be hind monopolies and trusts. It is a small minority that stands behind the present law of master and servant, the sweat shops are the whole calen dar of Bocial and industrial injustice. It is a small minority that is today using our convention system to defeat the will of a majority of the people in the choice of delegates to the Chicago convention." PROGRESSIVE LEADER HERE. Attorney Horkan Says that Montana 8hould Be for Roosevelt. Attorney George Horkan, one of the prominent lawyers of Montana, who is engaged In active practice at Forsyth, was in Roundup this week assisting County Attorney O'Neil in the prosecu tion of the Morris Zetzer case. Mr. Horkan is one of the leading pro gressive republicans of the state of Montana, having been the presiding officer at the progressive meeting in Billings a short time ago. Although he admits that Roosevelt's chances for the Republican nomination appear not to be very bright at this time, he is strongly in favor of sending a delega tion to the Chicago convention in structed for the rough rider. A strong fight will be made for Rosebud county to instruct the delegates to the state convenion for Roosevelt. "Not Guilty" was the verdict re turned by the jury in the case of the state of Montana vs. Morris Zetzer which was tried in the district court this week. The defendant was charged with having set fire to the Kennison building on the evening of the 26tb of last August with intent to defraud the Liverpool, London & Globe Insurance company. He was arrested on September 2, 1011, since which time he has been confined in the county jail awaiting trial. The case came up at the December term of court, but for the reason that the state was not prepared, several important witnesses not being able to be here, it was carried over until the March term. At the December term Zetzer was released under habeas corpus pro ceedings but was immediately rear rested on a new information, and being unable to furnish bail was again con fined in jail. The case occupied two days, Mon day and Tuesday of this week ,the case going to the jury at six o'clock Tuesday evening. Twenty-five witnes ses were examined. County Attorney O Neil was assisted in the prosecution by Attorney George Horkan of For syth, while the well known criminal lawyer, J. H. Duffy of Aanconda ap peared for the defendant. It is reported that the jury took three ballots before arriving at a unan imous verdict, the first ballot being S to 4, the second 11 to 1, and the third unanimous for acquittal. The Trial. After briefly stating the case and the points that the state intended to prove to establish the links in the chain of circumstantial evidence against the defendant. Count/ Attor ney Desmond .1. O'Neil called the state's first witness, Winnie Badger. Mrs. Badger testified that she was engaged as clerk in the E. Omer store 'he week of the fire, that the proprie (Continued on page eight I DRAFT CONSTITUTION FOR FARMERS' CLUB Committee on Constitution Finishes Its Labors at Meeting Held Here Last Friday. The committee on constitution and by-laws of the Musselshell Valley Farmers' Club met in Roundup last Friday for the purpose of completing their labors. The members of the committee present at the meeting were, President E. E. Porter, of Elso; Secretary W. L. Tillman and C. P. Clark, of Musselshell: Jos. L. Asbridge, E. F. Thomas, and Chris. Jensvold, of the country north and northwest of Roundup. A constitution and set of by-laws which may be used by the subordinate clubs to be organized in all sections of the county, was drafted and ordered printed. The committee decided on Musselshell Valley Farmers' Club as the name of the organization, this name being more comprehensive than the one formerly suggested. The committee adjourned Friday evening subject to the call of the presi dent of the organization. PLAGE TICKET IN JE FIELD MAYOR WALL AT HEAD OF WHAT IS CALLED THE PROGRES SIVE TICKET. A meeting to nominate candidates for the vraious city offices was held in the office of Desmond J. O'Neil last Friday evening. Dr. Welch was chosen chairman and Earl Reid sec retary. The slate is as follows: For Mayor— F. M. Wall. For Alderman, First Ward—Wm. N. Taylor. For Alderman, Second Ward—Mar tin Rauch. For Alderman, Third Ward—Earl Reid and Dr. G. E. O'Neil. For City Treasurer—C. F. Rich ardon. For Police Judge— C. U. Cedersten. Since the nomination Mr. Taylor has announced that he will not be a candidate for alderman, and another name will no doubt be substituted O. C. Leach is spoken of as a possible candidate. Two candidates were nominated in the Third ward fer the reason tint i is believed that E. .1. le se, the present alderman, \ ham' his resignation before c! YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS ADS ou may live without poetry, music or art; You may live without hone\ or strawberry tart; You may live without air ships or other like fads; * But your business today I cannot live without ADS. * 4 - !-------- * - '»• 4"Î4 444"î"i"H , 44++ ROUNDUP POST OFFICE TO BE MADE OFFI CE OF SECOND CLASS RECEIPTS FOR YEAR ENDING MARCH 31 WILL BE FAR IN EXCESS OF THE $8.000 REQUIRED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SECOND CLASS—SALARIES OF POSTMASTER AND ASSISTANT TO BE INCREASED AND ANOTHER CLERK ALLOWED— POST OFFICE TO BE IMPROVED. I : I When the post offices are again reclassified, which will be tit 1 lie be ginning of the next quarter, Hie Round up post office will jump into the sec ond class having already passed the required mark. In order to enter the second class it is necessary for a post office to show receipts of $S,000 or over for one year ending March 31. The local post office passed this mark last week, and there is no doubt now that it will enter the second class when the reclassification is made. The change will not take place, however, until July 1. Under the new classification Post master Schrump's salary will he $2,000 per year and the assistant postmaster $1,000. Clerk hire amounting to $600 COUNCIL HAS SHORT SESSION NUMBER OF CROSSWALKS OR DERED BY COUNCIL AT IM PORTANT PLACES. The council met in regular session last night with Mayor Wall and all members present except Alderman S. M. Johnson. A number of hills, which had been approved by the auditing committee, wore allowed, and several hills were presented and referred to the audit ing committee. Matt Polich asked permission to ve the cellar way of the Round ip uloon from the west side of the build ing which was granted. The votes on the sewer bond elec tion were canvassed and found to he the same as reported by The Record last week. It was voted to empower the street and alley committee to expend not more than $50.00 for the purpose of buying gravel to be used in making cross walks at some of the most im portant places j Teh comn.it tee on f.re, light and ; water was given an extension of time j to complete their report on the change in lighting system. The lighting ques Lion was discussed at length, but noth ing was definitely agreed upon. DAVID FRATT, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY STOCKMAN, DEAD Billings, March 19.—Attacked by heart failure while engaged in super intending the loading of cattle, David Fratt, one of the most prominent stockmen of Montana, died here this afternoon. Mr. Fratt took sick at the Northern Pacific stockyards and was rushed to his home, wher he expired in about two hours. Ho was one of the pioneers of the state, having lo eated in Montana about 1860. He was ne o$ the wealthiest men in this this^ section, and engaged in the cattle business for more than 30 years. He, s survived by his wife. Nifty neckwear at the Fad. A baby son was born to Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Baird, Monday, March 18. will also he allowed. The growth of the business in the local post office has been remark able when it is taken into considera tion that it lias been in existence loss than four years. A number of neces sary improvements will he made in the office shortly to accommodate the increasing business. Another section of lock boxes will he installed as it is impossible at the present time to accommodate the demand. The postal savings department which was inaugurated a short time ago is doing more than twice as much business as had been anticipated by Postmaster Schrump. He is of the opinion that it will he as heavily pat ronized as any in the state. TOO MUCH TALK PUTS OFF VOTE VOTE ON HOMESTEAD BILL GOES OVER UNTIL NEXT WED NESDAY. Washington, D. March 20.—By unskillful management of the three year homestead hill which was hated throughout the entire afternoon in tlie House today and by the tend ency of western members to make unduly long speeches, a vote on the measure was not reached, and further consideration will he delayed until ie-\t Wednesday. During the general debate no se rions opposition to the hill developed, hut when the House took up the eitdments which were offered a eon tie : reversy arose between the supporters i.: the mcasuer and the I'inchot coil servationists who wanted some harm less hut high-sounding conservation provisions included. These amend ments led to an endless debate and to acriminous criticism of the interior department and especially of the spe j cial agents. These criticisms were re ; sen ted by Representative Morse of j Wisconsin, who stopped them by mak jug a point of order that no quorum ! wu.s present, and the hill went over without a vote until next Wednesday. \ feature of the debate was a speech in favor of the bill by Speaker Champ Clark, who gave it his unqualified sup port. Western members favoring the Dill are positive they will pass it when it is again taken up. 'IKE" IS BACK. "ike" Nelson, who occupied the posi tion of catcher on Roundup's classy ; hall team last year, returned last Sat urday evening, anil will remain here; until the season opens. He will no I doubt sign up on the team again for the 1912 season. He will he an im-j portant acquisition to the Roundup i team and the fans are tickled that he i js hack. i ImI Marceys and Mr. and Mrs. \V. i W. Dralle went up to Cushmau today to attend a dance given at tha place. DISTRICT COURT ADJOURNS WED NESDAY AFTER SHORT SESSION ONLY ONE CASE TRIED BY JURY. THE JURORS ALL BEING DIS CHARGED TUESDAY EVENING—NUMBER OF DIVORCE CASES COME UP—RESTRAINING ORDER IN MUSSELSHELL SCHOOL CASE IS VACATED—OTHER CIVIL CASES DISPOSED OF. District court convened Monday morning at 9:3t> o'clock pursuant to adjournment with Judge Pierson of Billings on the bench. The first two days of the session were consumed by the Zetzer trial, the rest of the cases cm the docket being disposed of Wed nesday, court adjourning Wednesday evening. The jurors reported for duty Monday morning being called upon to sit only on the Zetzer case. They were discharged Tuesday evening In the matter of the est.it.> of Neal McLean, deceased, the final account was submitted and petition presented for distribution. Upon order of the court the personal property was dis tributed equally between Flora Ann McLean and Kathleen McLean, the wife and daughter of the deceased, and the real estate was awarded to them jointly. The plaintiff in the divorce ease' of Henry S. Arlin vs. Benedicta Arlin was ordered to pay Boarman & Boar man, attorneys for the defendant, the sum of $150 as attorneys' fees and al so th<> stmt of $25 its suit money to carry on the action. He was ordered to deposit in the Citizens Stale Bank the sum of $30 every month for the benefit and use of the defendant and minor child, beginning March 22, and until further orders from the' court. The ease of the' state of Montana vs. Tony Wnnchiiio was dismissed on mo tion of County Attorney 1>. .1. O'Neil. William Itaddue was allowed $50 damages in asuit againsl H. K. Atnler im. judg • sum A hearing in the divorce case of Lottie Knddiic vs. Samuel W. Itaddue was held Wednesday. The court or dered the defendant to pay attorney's fees for the plaintiff and $3(1 alimony per month until further order from (lie court. A judgment for $102.50 was given the plaintiff in the action of J. II. Grant vs. David It. Loney by default of defendant lo appear, and foreclosure and sale of property ordered by the court. George Benz A- Sons secured ; ment against Lee Bnylis for lit of $449.35. In (In' case of Albert Sehroedcr vs. David It. Lony, the indebtedness of defendant in the sum of $3,0SX togeth er with attorney's fees and costs, was ordered secured by mortgage lien. Foreclosure and sale also was ordered by the court. The restraining order issued prev iously by the court in the case of J. <'- Ryan and C. W. McLean vs. School District No. 23, was ordered vacated on the grounds that sufficient proof • had not been submitted in support of the allegations set forth in tli « • com plaint. I ic. n e <,j' absolute iii vote* signed in the case of Jennie 1 gilt vs. Frank W. Wiggiti The I iff was given custody of the s. the defendant ordered to pay i sinn of $2,2no. Jesse Marvin, a Minor, Charged with Incorrigibility, Will Spend Several Years in Miles City Institution. --------—— COMMITTED TO REFORM SCHOOL, Mi|e8 city by ,. ier80n untiI , 1P j becomes of age. The committment ! was made upon evidence produced by: Co,m| y Atorney Desmond J. O'Neil, ! wTth'w°hom° the^hoy ^ a^' "aydng^for " it time. The boy, who is an orphan, Marvin, a minor charged with | . Wig-' plain m and er the Jess< incorrigibility, whs on Monday com mitted to the state reform school at was brought to Musselshell county by Mr. Morgan from New York state last year. Mr. Morgan testified at the | hearing to numerous tilings the boy j had done hist September, after which I he was taken up by G. J. Krueger.) Mr. Krueger did not have any better success with the hoy. Two other! at another boy and threatened to shoot him, testified also, After committing the hoy to the re form school, the judge also gave the other two hoys a short lecture. An officer from the reform school was present at the hearing and tick charge of the lad, taking him to Miles City Tuesday evening. hoys who were implicated with Jesse j Marvin m the turkey episode several 1 weeks ago at which time it was al-j Icged that he pointed a six-shooter ! Mrs. A. M. Danforth and Mrs. Joe Cherry were visitors in the city from Klein today. 50.000 SUFFRAGETTES TO BESIEGE THE G. O. P. Chicago, March 22.— Fifty thousand women may march in a parade on the national repub lican convention here in June and ask the party to endorse the suffrage cause. Hr. Anna Blount, one of the leaders in the cause, sai. in the union seated. that e w Olllll very state he tvpro * * * v -1- -I- * -t * + + * •> * * MARSHALL CANDI DATE FOR MAVON POPULAR MERCHANT URGED TO BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR CITY EXECUTIVE. The friends of II. K Marshall aro reulating ;i petition today to have his name printed on the ballots for the coming city election as an inde pendent candidate for mayor. The c| i, p petition Mr. Marsha business me Wilts been the advance not seeking consented ti ballot after his friends. being numerously signed, ill was among tlie first ■a of the city and has al ii substantial booster for incut of Roundup. He is the office t.ud has only let his name go on the being prevailed upon by lie feels It his (lllty to (In ma j. iiity of the ■y want hint to eut i Ve office of eil.v if the voters decide that II assume the chief e\ the municipality. Another petition is in circulation today to have the name of Joe Quis sonbery placed on the ballots as an independent candidate for alderman from the First ward. Wm. N. Taylor, who was placed in nomination at a caucus last Friday as a eandidato for alderman from tho First ward, has announced that he will not accept tho nomination. II is also understood that a petition will bo out for tho nominal lion of O. C Leach from this ward. Both Factions Ac cused of Coercion 1 I I AT A il AH VIII I AI IV I V |U 11 IUI , UUUINLilU I U Il U III (Record Special) Washington, March 22. Counter urge* to the effect that efforts had «■li made to coerce the federal office liters of Texas were made today by the Taft and Roosevelt national head quarters in Wir hington. The Roosevelt manag' rs declared that the Tali managers were making an open attempt to coerce the republi cans of Texas into - electing Taft dele gate to the Chicago convention. <>:i the other hand the Taft faction declares that. Republican committee men of Texas had been making efforts to force federal office holders into lit e for the Roosevelt candidacy nul that arrangements had been made to collect funds from office holders tor Roo.-.e v, . ' cam pains purposes. INATE TICKET ROUNDUP SOCIALISTS ARE IN THE FIELD WITH CANDIDATES FOR CITY OFFICES. The Socialists of Roundup held a uncus iti the Miners Union Hall on Tuef(lay eve „ing and placed a ticket , . m ,Ik ' !k ' 1(1 for the coming city elec tien. C. L. Lake was chairman of the meeting, and Louis Bequette acted as secretary. The ticket is as follows: For Mayor—Charles Pennicott. For Alderman, First Ward—Jens Tensen. Alderman, Second Ward—Phil* Drazich. For Aid ertnan, Third Ward—Elmer Scheffsick. No candidates were nominated for city treasurer or police judge.