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alSttUt* ,i£3BB VOLUME V, NO. 2. ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1912. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE SCHOOL ELECTION TO HE HELD SAT. THE ANNUAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD AT SCHOOL HOUSE TOMORROW. TWO TICKETS IN FIELD Retiring Members of Board Up for Election —Question of Expending 8urplus School Money for Buildings and Improvements Will Be 8ubmit ted to the Voters. The annual school election of the Roundup district will be held at the school house tomorrow, Saturday, the polls being open from 1 to 6 o'clock p. m. Although two tickets have been filed with the clerk, it is not thought that the contest will be a very warm one. The retiring members of the board compose one ticket, being as follows : George N. Griffin, L. H. Thurston and L. Earle Brown. The second ticket contains the names of T. J. Mathews, G. J. Krueger and T. W. Welsh. The present board has decided to submit the following question to the voters of the district in the election tomorrow: "Shall surplus school money be expended for buildings and other improvements?" There are number of improvements that the board wishes to make and which it is authorized to do without submitting it to a vote, but it was deemed advisa ble to place it before the people anyway. There are approximately 500 voters registered for the school election, quite a large number being women. ACTION AGAINST BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Mat Polich Takes an Appeal from Ac tion of Board in Regard to Sa loon License. Mat Polich, through his attorneys Tyler & Moe, yesterday filed an ac tion in the District court against the board of county commissioners of Mus selshell county, in which the court is asked to review the action of the board in refusing the plaintiff a sa loon license at the Keene Coal Camp. The commissioners turned down the petition for a license upon a remon strance being filed in opposition. The appeal is taken on the grounds that the signers of the remonstrance are not freeholders as required by law. The cases of George Bachman vs. the C. M. & P. S. Ry., and the First National bank of Roundup vs. the Westchester Fire Insurance Co. were this week transferred from the dis trict court of this district to the United States district court. TWO LOST LIVES DIGGING FOR COAL FERGUS COUNTY MEN CAUGHT IN FALL OF DIRT AND ROCK. LewiBtown, April 5.—The practice of homesteaders of digging out coal with out doing any timbering, cost two more lives Sunday evening when Charles Akerley, 36 years of age and married, and George S war tout from Los Angeles, 46 years of age and sin gle, were caught under n tall of dirt and rock near Alton, west of Lev is t ,wn The men went to thh pH in the afternoon and while taking out coal evidently jarred the root which fell upon them. When Akerley di<l not return home by 9 o'clock, his wife gave the alarm and a number of meu at once went to the pit and com menced the attempt at rescue. Alrer ley had been dead several hours when his body was recovered, but Swartout was taken out alive, regained con sciousness for an instant, saying ' that feels good" as the air reached his face, then immediately expired. Swartout Is a Drother of Mr3. W. D. Marvin, wife of a prominent Los Angeles capitalist, who is spending the winter at the Isel of Pinas. Akerley 's father is in Los Angeles. The Keene Coal company started an action today in the District court against Thomas Gibbs and Archie Gibbs to recover the sum ot $94.50. The complaint alleges that the plain tiffs delivered a car of coal to the de fendants which was never paid for. THE DREAM OF SPRING. 3---K 1 - V': (i^B l Sc£7> 1: CtTuC>fyr «5 V m y .r ? *7* f _*N ) Ùt> A * - i H. E. MARSHALL ROUNDUP'S MAYOR Spirited Contest Results in Election of H. E. Marshall over F. M. Wall by Eight Votes—Cedersten is Police Judge—Leach, Drazich and Reid Are Elected Aldermen. Roundup's annual municipal election developed into a lively contest Mon day, the supporters of the various can didates for office being much in evi dence throughout the day from early morning until the polls closed at 6 o'clock. The fight, in fact, was a lit tle more bitter than had been antici pated. H. E. Marshall, the independ ent candidate for mayor, was elected over F. M. Wall, the present mayor, by eight votes. Charles Pennicott, the Socialist candidate for chief executive of the city, polled 17 votes. The three-cornered fight for police magistrate was not as close as had been figured by the wise ones, T. R. Cedersten winning out by a plurality of 18. The great fight of the day, however, developed in the Second ward between Drazich and Schroeder, candidates for alderman. That there would be a hard contest was made known Saturday when Martin Rausch refused to allow ++++++*+++++++++ ♦» ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ELECTION RETURNS. ♦ ♦ — ♦ * For Mayor— 1st 2nd 3rd Total ♦ ♦ Marshall ............... .60 35 28 123 ♦ ♦ Wall ................... .60 31 24 115 + ♦ Pennicott (Soc.) ....... . 6 8 3 17 ♦ ♦ For City Treasurer— ♦ ♦ Richardon ............. .99 42 43 184 + ♦ For Police Judge— + ♦ Cedersten .............. .46 34 15 95 * ♦ Small .................. .37 27 13 77 ♦ ♦ McVay ................. .39 13 23 75 ♦ ♦ For Alderman, First Ward— ♦ ♦ Leach ................. .76 + ♦ Quissenbery............ .39 * ♦ For Alderman, Second Ward— ♦ ♦ Drazich (Soc.) ......... * ♦ Schroeder .............. + ♦ For Alderman, Third Ward— + ♦ Reid ................... + * Scheffsick ............. + ++*+++++****+*♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦♦♦♦♦♦* + + HAS NARROW ESCAPE FR OM DROWNING AUTO DIVES INTO MUSSELSHELL PINNING NELS THORNE UNDER IT IN FOUR FEET OF WATER. Nels Thorne had a hair breadth escape from drowning Monday after noon While drivimr his 50-H-P. Case car on the count} road etween t e city and No. 3, something went wrong with the steering gear and he lost all control over it. Not being able to make the turn at Brit Steen's ice bouse, and going too fast to stop, the car went over the cut bank of the old channel ot the Musselshell river and plunged into about four feet ot water, turning turtle in the process. Pleasant Spurlock, who was in the car beside the driver, jumped in time to escape serious injury. Nels stayed with the car, being prevented from i + <b * * ■ÿ ROUNDUP'S OFFICIAL FAMILY + Mayor— H. E. MARSHALL City Treasurer— C. F. RICHARDON Police Judge— T. R. CEDERSTEN Aldermen, First Ward— H. O. BRITTON (Holdover) O. C. LEACH Aldermen, Second Ward— W. J. NIX (Holdover) PHILLIP DRAZICH Aldermen, Third Ward— E. A. J. JESSE (Holdover) his name to go on the ballot as a can didate from the Second. The support ers of Rausch then flocked to Drazich, .......-two When jumping by the steering wheel the car turned over Nels was thrown backwa r«l * at o the tonneau cf the car, and for a second after the car struck wa ^ er bought jjis time had come. As j uc jj would have it one of the door: had been forced open, and after work ing himself loose succeeded in crawl ing out from under the car. The soft mud at the bottom of the river madt it possible for him to extricate him self. The automobile was pulled out of the river by a couple of teams of horses after the accident. The front part of the frame was bent somewhat, otherwise the car was not damaged i very much the Socialist candidate, and the fight was on until tho last ballot, was cast, with i he result Ilia Drazich went in by j a. margin of 16 votes. O. C. Leach had a walkaway in the First ward, while the race between Earl Reid and Elmer Scheffick in the TliPd was a close one, Reid winning by two votes. All the officials elected will hold office for two years. Although there were 357 voters registered only 255 voted. The new officials will take the oath of office on May 1st, or at the first regular meeting of the city council thereafter. ! hew trains TO BEPUTON MAY I ! » ! 1 ! I ! JURISDICTION OF PUGET SOUND ROAD TO BE EXTENDED TO ST. PAUL. Beginning May 1 the Chicago, Mil waukee & Puget Sound railway will operate two more passenger trains daily between Seattle and Chicago, ac cording to R. M. Calkins, traffic man ager of the road, who returned to .Seattle last week from Chicago where lie conferred with officers of the St. Paul, the parent organization. Extensive improvements in the road are also planned," said Mr. Cal kins. "The line between St. Paul and Aberdeen, S. D., will be double tracked to care for the additional traffic and the jurisdiction of the Puget Sound road will probably be extended from Mobridge, S. D„ to St. Paul, giving I lie western operating officials control over the entire line from the Pacific coast to the Twin cities. NO. 2 RESUMES WORK. Bridge Repaired Monday—Mine Will Start V/ork Monday After Four Days of Idleness. After four days of enforced idleness on account of the damage to the rail road bridge across the Musselshell by an ice gorge last Wednesday, mine No. 2 resumed operations on Tuesday of ''.i 3 week. A bridge crew completed l.e repairs on the bridge Monday after : on after several days' work, permit ting trains to cross the river and sup-»ate j l y the mine with empties and haul out loaded cars. _____- j Walter Rutt and Johan Stahl, the ' German team finished first in the six- j day bicycle race which ended Friday j night at Berlin. They covered 2,653 miles. The German team, Lennon and Callow was second with the American team, Root and Moran third. REPUBLICAN GOONTT CONVENTION TO BE HELD IN ROUNDUP APRIL 10 MUSSELSHELL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE MET HERE LAST SATURDAY AND SET DATE OF COUNTY CON VENTION TO ELECT THIRTEEN DELEGATES TO GO TO LIV INGSTON CONVENTION ON MAY 16— APPORTIONMENT OF DELEGATES AGREED UPON. Tlio members of the Musselshell County Republican Central committee met here last Saturday for the pur- : pose of issuing the call for the county i convention to select delegates to the Livingston convention next month. The members of the committee who wore present at the meeting were Chairman C. F. Rtchardon, Secretary A. W. Eiseleln, Treasurer A. A. Mor ris, and F. W. Henshaw of Lavina, and F. W. Handel of Musselshell. It was decided at first to have the convention on April 16, but later It was changed to the 1 Sth on account of the Stockmen's meeting in Miles City. The number of delegates from each district were apportioned in ac cordance with the apportionment that prevailed In the convention held here last summer. The date of the pri to the district committeemen, who maries in the various districts was left were insructed to hold them any time before the convenion. The official call for the convention is printed below. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CALL. The Republican party of Musselshell county, through its executive commit tee, has fixed Thursday, April 18, 1912, at 2 o'clock p. in. as «lie date of n county convention, same to lie held at Newton's hall, Roundup, Montana. It was doomed advisable by the oxo cutive committee that the call for pri maries he made by the several com mitteemen for their respective pre cincts. j cincta as lollows, to wit The committee inis apportioned the representation from the respective pre ! Mstrict No. 1, Roundup ........ No. 2, Roundup ........ No. 3, Roundup ........ No. 4, Melstone ........ No. 5, Musselshell ...... No. 6, Flatwillow Bench No. S, Rothieinny........ No. 7, Wheaton ........ No. 9, Rye gate.......... No. 10, Lavina .......... No. I I, Klein, Camp 3 and Alt. .4 . .4 1 telegate: 4 ........4 4 ........4 2........2 2........2 Lake Basin .............7........7 No. 12 Gage..............2........2 No. 13, Buckey............1........1 Total .................40.......40 The Republican electors of the sev eral precincts of Musselshell county and all other electors, without regard to past political affiliations, who be lieve in the principals of the Republi can party and endorse its policies, are cordially invited to unite under this call in the holding of the party pri maries and this convention. J Musselshell county, according to the apportionment of the State executive committee, is entitled to 10 delegates and three delegates at large to attend the State convention to he held at Livingston, Mont., at 12 o'clock noon, 1 May 16, 1912, where delegates will lie elected to the National convention at Chicago, June 18, 1912. Said County convention will he held for the purpose of nominating the above 10 delegates and three at large to the State convention, and to trans act such other business as may pro perly come before the convention. By order of the Republican county executive committee. C. F. RICHARDON, Chairman. A. \Y. EISELEIN, Secretary. STATUS OF 3-TEAR HOMESTEAD BILL BILL WILL BECOME LAW IN FORM DECIDED UPON BY JOINT COMMITTEE. There are some who are not quite , , clear as to the exact status of the The Ilecoed will state that the bill has passed both Senate and House, liiere was some difference between the Sen and House as to a few minor Borah three-year homestead Dili in Congress. For the benefit of those amendments and the bill passed both bodies with the provision that the joint j committee of the Senate and House ' decide upon these amendments and j j that the bill should become a law in j the form that this committee should j decide upon. The measure is now in the hands of this joint committee and J as soon as it leaves its hands it will be signed by President Taft. _ ORGANIZE BALL TEAM FOR 1912 ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING OF FANS HELD IN PIONEER CLUB ROOMS YESTERDAY. A large crowd of enthusiastic base hall fans turned out to the meeting held in the rooms of the Pioneer club Tuesday evening, called for the pur pose of getting the club lined out properly for the coming season. Hav ing got a taste of real classy bail last year, the fans are starting out with a determination of having a still bettor team this season, and to show their confidence in Manager Desmond J. O'Neil, who so successfully piloted the team last year, (lie fans unanimously reelected him to the same position. A board of directors, consisting of J. C. llogue, H. I. Case and Dr. Pigot, was also elected. H. P. Lambert was chosen as treasurer. Manager O'Neil gave a report of the financial condition of the club, which showed that although there had been a deficiency of about $190 at t lie end of the season, the management now is practically even with the hoard. The home talent play gotten up by a num ber of young people is to he given credit for this. With (he experience gained last year the management will he able to handle the business end of the team with much more economy, and ns it will not lie necessary to pur chase new uniforms and other para phnnnlin, the financial outlook is con sidered favorable for a crack team. Mr. Jennings of Ryegato, who for merly was manager of the Beach (N. !*.) hail team, gave a general talk on (lie management of a hall team con taining some good advice gained from experience. A number of other fans were railed upon for short talks, all of whom expressed themselves as being confident that Roundup can carry off the baseball honors of east ern Montana if she goes after it. Following the meeting an informal smoker was held. The little German hand was railed in and while sweet strains of music floated through the air and intermingled with the smoko from numerous cigars, the battles of 1911 were fought over again, It had been planned to have an Easter baseball dance Monday, hut on J account of the fact that the Klein hoys had already made arrangements for a similar affair the project, was aban doned. A delegation from here will go to Klein to attend the dance there. - BELT COAL MINES WILL CLOSE DOWN , , . just been made public under orders of J _ _ _ ..... . MINES HAVE BEEN WORKED FOR PAST SEVENTEEN YEARS— 216 MEN EMPLOYED. Great Fails, April 5.—Upon orders from Benjamin B. Thayer, president of the Anaconda Copper Mining com pany, the coal mines belonging to that company at Belt will he closed Juno 30. The decision to close the mines was reached some months ago and the Belt officials were notified of the fact at the time of Mr. Thayer's visit here in January. At that time Mr. Thayer stated that sufficient time would be given tDo employes prior to tDo closing and this announcement has , , ,, 1fi n uie past, icw jears, empiujeu .n lue " F. \Y. C. Whyte, manager of the coal properties of that company. The Belt mines have been under operation for the past 17 years and although not worked to their full capacity during in March. Already since the end of March 40 men have laid off. ----- Alex Ketchem of sixtqfn miles west of Roundup, one of tflb prominent horsemen of Musselshell county, pas Bed through here today with a string of mares which he is taking to his ranch where he will prepare them for the market.