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rOLUME V. NO. 48
The Roundup Record ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1913. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE PORK OF TAKINQ ANNUAL AS SESSMENT WILL COMMENCE MARCH S. In preparation for the annual as ent, fieM work on which will ence the first Monday in March, ounty Assessor K. E. Park has an »raced the following appointments field deputies who will assist him the work: John Hale, Rothiemay. W. T. Stubbs, Rothiemay. R. V. Jennings, Ryegate. O. W. Harden, Belmont and Larina. John Oyer, Waldheim. ,W. V. Lewis, Clara. Martin Young, Lake Basin. C. H. Chamberlain, Blso. W. R. Pickens, country south of endup. Wm. T. Tagatz, Big Wall. C. B. Wallace, Musselshell. F. Mlchelson, Melstone. The city of Roundup and vicinity 111 be covered by Mr. Park and his (ice force. With the corpq of efficient field iputies the assessment will be com ited in record time. Mr. Park is of opinion that the 1913 assessment 1 not show any material increase er the 1912 valuation, one reason this being the fact that thousands bead of cattle and sheep were sold shipped out of the country the it year. In making the Musselshell unty assessment this year Mr. Park ill follow closely as possible the sche le adopted by the state associaition assessors, at their annual meeting Helena in January. This schedule minimum rates of assessment is as Hows: Horses tallions, jacks and saddle horses it to the discretion of the assessor, lange horses left to the discretion assesor, but not less than $35.00 head. Work, driving horses and mules, m $50.00 up, depending on the grade animal. akima and Indian ponies, $10.00 to .00. 3ayuse, very common, $25.00 to $35. Cattle. horoughbreds left to discretion of essor, but not less than $40.00 per iry cows, not less than $30.00. Common milch cows, $25 per head, hree-year-old steers, $36.00. eef steers, $46.00. lange and stock catUe, $22.50. omlng two-year-olds, $19.00 per loming yearlings, $14.00. Sheep. Itock sheep, $2.50. «mbs, not less than $2.00 per head, icks, not less than $5.00 per head. Hogs. logs, $5.00. Telephone and Telegraph Llnee ole line and one copper wire, per ». $85.00. h additional copper wire, per $25.00. le line and one iron wire, per $55.00. h telephone instrument $6.00. ch tekep one instrument, $6.00. Banka. pltal stock. Suitplus and undl proflts less real estate composing ng house as valued by the assess Merchandise. erchandise to be assessed as all personal property, based on last tory or sworn statement Lands, Lumber, Logs, Ties, Coal and Wood. t class timber lands containing ,000 feet per quarter section, $9.00 nd class timber lands contaln 50,000 to 1,260,000 feet per quarter n, $6.00. class Umber lands containing i 500,000 and 750,000 feet per ~r section, $3.00 per acre, her, rough, $6.00 to $10.00 per her, rough, clear, $10.00 to $14. M. according to location to be sed $2.60 to $4.50 per M feet. Iroad Ues, 20c each; tamerac and each. in storage and cord wood left scretion of assessor. ANNOUNCEMENT Misses Stark of SL Paul have Bed the Kron Millinery of Bil and are now showing an exten e of Spring Millinery. ♦ ♦ TERRIFIC BATTLE ENDED. ♦' ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ LONDON, Feb. 20.—A terri fic three days' battle between 100,000 Bulgarins and 70,000 Turks at Bulair has just been concluded, according to a dis patch received today from Constantinople. Each side is said to have lost 3,500 men. Enver Bey, leader of the young Turks, is reported among the wounded. DEM 1SKEIE STORE ROBBED BURGLARS GET AWAY WITH $300 WORTH OF JEWELRY SUN DAY NIGHT. Burglars gained entrance thru the rear door to the jewelry store of Dean & Skeie last Sunday night and without being detected succeeded in getting away with about $300 worth of Jewelry in the shape of rings, bracelets and other articles. A brake shoe from a freight car was used as a "jimmy" to force the door, the Instrument being left behind to furnish the officers with a possible clew. Only such "articles as the thieves could carry in their pockets were taken, many larger and ! valuable articles being left untouched, j A silver dollar on the cash register was not overlooked, but in their haste ! the robbers dropped one small ring ! on the floor, evidently not deeming j it worth while to pick it up with the i whole store before them. Most of the I rings taken were removed right out of ! the show window where they had been ! placed on display over Sunday. One j of the rings was a diamond valued at $65. As usual most of the small pieces of jewelry of considerable value had been placed in the safe which the burglars did .not attempt to trifle with, apparently not being versed in the gentle art of safe blowing. The en j tire stock of bracelets carried by the ; store was taken, from which it is taken ! that they are particularly fond of these articles of adornment no doubt having been accustomed to wear them ; in the shape of handcuffs. ! Altho the officers have been work ing on the case no clues as to the iden tity of the culprits have been discover, ed. ^ ! HONEST MEN HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 20.—"Hon est business and honest men have nothing to fear." ThiB is the assur ance which president-elect Wilson gave today in a statement. "Those who would engage in the heartless practice of ruining rivals and filching from the pockets of the poor people more than they ought reasonably to demand" says the governor, "are the only ones who will have cause to re gret the enactment of these measures. 1 predict that under them the people of New Jersey will enter upon a new era of prosperity. Congratulate the legislature and the people on their passage. These laws mark anew era in our business life." I BA8EBALL DANCE TOMORROW People of Roundup Will Dance Tomor row night for the Benefit of the Local Baseball Team. A big dance is to be given tomor row (Saturday) evening in the Star Theatre for the benefit of the local baseball club. The music will be fur nished free by Marcyes' six-piece or chestra, and the hall has been donated by Thomas ft Williams, thus enabling the boys to make a nice cleanup. Everybody should attend. FRED HATHORN DIES AT BILLINGS BILUNGS, Feb. 16.—Fred H. Ha thorn, one of the best known lawyers of eastern Montana and prominent in politics died at his home in this city today of acute stomach trouble, follow ing an illness of less than a week. His condition was critical from the first day, when he had severe hemor rhage, and his sudden death is a sho k to the community. Mr. Hathorn was about 40 years old and was born near Livingston and his family consists of a wife and one daughter. ♦ ♦ ♦ STORES CL08E TOMORROW ♦ ♦ - ♦ ♦ By an agreement between the ♦ ♦ merchants of the city and ♦ ♦ Clerk's Union No. 1214, the ♦ ♦ stores of Roundup will be clos- ♦ ♦ ed all day Saturday, Feb. 22, ♦ ♦ Washington's birthday. ♦ ♦ R. C. I. P. A. No. 1214, ♦ ♦ W. H. GROBE, Sec. ♦ ♦ ♦ America 9 # Debt of Pious Gratitude FROM WASHINGTÖn's FIRST INAUGURAL N O people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency, and in the important revolution just accom plished in the system of their united government the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities from which the event has resulted cannot be compared with the means by which most governments have been established without some return of pious gratitude, along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. BETTER FARMING TRAIN NIRCN 25 SCHEDULE OF TRAIN CARRYING AGRICUTURAL COLLEGE FA- j CULTY AND EXHIBIT8. I The following itinerary is announced for the Better Farming train over the Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound lines in Montana. March 21—Piedmont, Jefferson Is land, Three Forks. March 22—White Sulphur Springs, Martinsdale, Twodot, Harlowton. March 24—Straw, Moore, Lewistown. March 26—Judith Gap, Shawmut, Ryegate, Roundup. March 26—Lavina, Musselshell, Bas: com. March 27—Ingomar, Forsyth, Miles City. March 28—Miles City, Terry, Mil dred. March 29—Ismay, Baker. The train will consist of ten cars fitted up with demonstration exhibits, and will be accompanied by about twenty members of the agricultural college faculty and expèriment station staff. COL. CRULL PROVIDE8 AMUSE MENT FOR MORAL8 COMMITTEE HELENA, Feh. 18.—The sequel to the house incident of yesterday, when Representative Cookingham was taken to task for his reference in a sermon preached Sunday to the inebriety of house members came today when the public morals committee, to which the whole affair was referred, made a re port. The report rocked the house with laughter for the 15 minutes con sumed in reading it. It Is couched in Scriptural paraphrase to which Repre sentatlve Cooglnham took Berious ex ception. The house nevertheless adopt ed the report with few dissecting words. Answering Representative Cooking ham's objection to the report and hia impassioned attack on the liquor traf fic, Representative Crull, the humorist of the house, recited this couplet: "In men whom men condemn as ill. We find so much of goodness still. In men whom men may call divine, We find so much sin and blot, I hesitate to draw the line, Where God bath not" JUDGE SIDNEY FOX IS CL08E TO DEATH RED LODGE, Feb. 18.—Judge Sid ney Fox is lying in a critical condition at the Carbon county hospital, to which he was removed from his rooms this morning, following a stroke of apoplexy. It is feared by the attend ing physician that the judge cannot re cover. WOULD TRANSFER CASE In the case of Tony Blisco against the Pine Creek Coal company, A. O. Nelson, G. A. Nelson, F. R. Johnson and John Dunn, defendants have filed an application in the district court of ! Silver Bow county for the transfer *ot the case to Musselshell county. 1 CORRMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS ROAD MATTERS TAKEN UP— O. R, MoVAY APPOINTED JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Proceedings of a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Musselshell County, Montana, held at Roundup, Montana, on February 17, 1913. Meeting at 10:00 a. m. Present C. M. Jacobs, chairman; Olaf Jensvold and Fred C. Metzger, commissioners; and Fred E. Renshaw ,clerk. Minutes of last meeting read and approved as read. Ernest Beaudette et al road peti tion considered and Bame was declar ed a County road as follows: Begin ning at the southwest corner of sec tion 6 in township 6N„ Range 24E., M. P. M„ and running thence due east on the south boundary of said section 6 as near as is practicable for a distance of 3-4 miles to where the present road crosses the section line; thence following said road In a south easterly direction to where it joins the old Barrett stage road which leads to Billings. Above road ordered sur veyed and platted. T. H. Hendershott et al road peti tion considered, granted and County road dedlared as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of section 6, township 6N., Range 23E., M. P. M., running west one mile along the north line of said section 6, thence southwest on section 1 about 20 rods or to the point where Buch line will Intersect the present road. Old road thru section 6 in township 6N., Range 23E., M. P. M., ordered abandoned. Notices ordered sent to T. H. Hendershott to be posted. Clerk was ordered to draw warrant on the Poor Fund, in the sum of $15.00 for the present support of Agnes Er jausek. Adjourned at noon. Meeting at 2:00 p. m . All present. F. M. Wall et al road petition con sidered. March 8,1913 set for viewing said road by the Board. W. French et al road petition con sidered. March 6, 1913 set as date of hearing on said road. Interested parties notified as per copies on file with said petition. Ralph Meacham et al road petition ensidered. Hearing on said petition set for March 6, 1913. Interested pais ties notified as per copies on file with said petition. P. C. Clausen et al road petition considered. Hearing on said petition set for March 6, 1913. Interested par ties notified as per notices on file with said petition. Adjourned at 4:30 p. m. Meeting at 10:00 a. m. Feb. 16, 1913. All present. Minutes of previous day read and approved as read. Clerk ordered to draw on the Poor Fund, in the sum of $10.00 for present support of Mrs. Baker. O. R. McVay was appointed Justice of the Peace for Roundup township by unanimous vote of the Board. Charles Mahon was appointed Jus tice of the Peace for Rothiemay town ship. +++++++♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦+* ♦ OFFERED $20,000 TO RE ♦ LEASE HARRY THAW ♦ - ♦ ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 21.— ♦ Testifying before Governor ♦ Sulzer's committee of inquiry ♦ today. Dr. John W. .ltusseli. ♦ superintendent of the Mattea ♦ wan Hospital said he was offer ♦ ed $20,000 by a lawyer a few ♦ weeks ago if he would agree ♦ to relaBe Harry K. Thaw. Dr. ♦ Russell said he refused. He ♦ could not recall the lawyer's ♦ name, but said the offer was ♦ made in a New York hotel. ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ TRIBUNE SUED FOR DAMAGES CHARLES 8MITH DEMANDS $10, 000.00 FOR ALLEGED LIBEL OUS ARTICLE. An action for $10,000.00 damages was brought in the district court of this couuty Monday against the Roundup Tribune by Charles Smith for the pub lication of an alleged libelous article. The article in question was published in the Tribune on January 23 and dealt with the inhuman treatment of a horse by the plaintiff. The complaint Bets forth that the story as printed by the Tribune wm false, malicious, scandulous and un privileged, and that it exposed the plaintiff to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy, and deprives him of the benefits of public confidence and social intercourse; that the publication of the story inflicted upon him grievous men tal suffering. For all of which plain tiff prays for judgment against the de fendants in the sum of $10,000 and costs. Smith, the plaintiff in the action is a resident of the Elso country where! he has resided for several years, lioarman & Boar man ure the attorneys for the plaintiff. WATER COMPANY'S PROPOSI TION DISCUSSED BY COUNCIL Matter of Buying or Installing Water, Plant Will Be Referred to Tax payers of Roundup. At a special meeting of the city council held Monday night the light and water committee submitted the proposition of the Roundup Wuter Company to Bell its plant and holdings to the city for the sum of $75,000., The matter was discussed ut length by the members of the council as well as others present, the general opinion being that the figure was too high. However, in order to ascertain the opinion of taxpayers of the city of Roundup in regard to the matter it' was decided upon motion of Alderman Reid that a petition be circulated au thorizing the council to engage an engineer to appraise the plant or to estimate at what figure the plant could be duplicated by the city. This ap praisement it is thought, would cost the city about $300. The petition may be signed pro or con. Joe Boujak, age 13, was yesterday committed to the state reform school! at Miles City by Judge Crum. The iad was charged with stealing, absenting himself from school, loafing around town at night, running away from home twice, and threatening two other boys with a loaded gun. His parents, Chief of Police Brennan, Pro bation Officer II. S. Bruce, Carl Bar-| den and Ray Kibble testified in court; Frank Boujak a brother of the above; mentioned lad, and Carl and Leroy. Greenwell, three other juvenile delin-j quents, were also brought before the judge. The boys were lectured and released on probation, with orders to report every Saturday to Probation Officer Bruce as to their conduct dur ing the week. Buy your house numbers at Mar shall's, 6 cents a figure. Hearing in Ryegate School District Case, appealed from County Superin tendent to tho Board of County Com missioners, set on Friday, Feb. 28, 1913. Interested parties ordered noti fied by the Clerk. Edmund Burke et al road petition considered. Hearing on same set for March 6, 1913. Interested parties noti fied as per notices on file with said petition. Adjourned at noon. Meeting at 2:00 p. m. All present. Board authorized Clerk of Court to purchase three filing cases. John N. Degrand et al road petition considered. Hearing on said petition, set for March 6, 1913. Interested par-' ties notified as per notices on file with said petition. H. A. Seitsinger et al road petiton considered. Hearing set for March 6, 1913. Interested parties notified as per notices on file with said petition, j February 28, 1913, set for special, meeting of the Board for the purpose j of disposing of the Ryegate School j District Case, appealed from the 1 County Superintendent, and such other business as may properly come before ' the Board at that time. I Adjourned at 4:30 p. m. I j I , ' ! i j | DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS JUDGE CRUM OF FORSYTH PRE SIDES—COURT ADJOURNS UNTIL MARCH 3. District court convened here WeA> nesdny morning at ten o'clock with Judge Charles L. Crum on the bench. The bonds of the county commission ers were examined by the court and approved. Hearings were had upon petitions for naturalization and the following petitioners were admitted as citizens of the United States: Ernest Hasselblad, Edward Her man Olsen, Margarethe Schreuder, AU Schreuder, Katie Herold, Carl Ham mer, Andrew Burton Johnson, Gust Hunni, Jacob Jerin, Alexander Son, Karl Anderson, Peter Russell, Joseph Overend, John Alfred Carlson, Pedor Digre, Signe Borthea Jensen, Bonsak ElinBson, Tobias Flottrop. Richard M. Thomas, naturalization examiner, represented the government in the hearings. Following the naturalization hear ings tho court calendar was taken up. W. L. Howry was granted absolute divorce from Bessie Howry. In the case of M. M. Klein vs. W. F. Strait, judgment was given the plain tiff in the sum of $1,164.67 and costs and attorney's fees of $100, and fore closure ordered. Nlchoals Branlsh wad given per mission by the court to change his mime to Nicholas Vranlsh. Judgment for $1,098.86, costs and attorney's fees whb given the plaintiff in tho case of Coast Line Land Co. vs. F. Tompkins et al. By default of the defendant to ap pear, Carrie P. Lakin was granted as absolute divorce from Mlles E. Lakin and plaintiff's maiden name restored. The grounds for divorce were non-sup port. The plnintiff was awarded an ab solute divorce in the case of Jessie Short vs. Sherman Short. In the matter of tho estate of Lil lian Thompson, deceased, on motion of Mrs. Cliff Roots A. D. Baker was appointed attorney nd litem to repre sent the minor heirs. In the matter of the estate of Abram Jones, deceased, thu court Issued an order assigning the entire estate to the widow, subject to certain liens. R. A. Edmonds vs. F. M. Wall, de murrer to complaint is overruled and defendant given ten days In which to serve and file answer. Nellie May Smith vs. Delos Whiting Smith. On motion of plaintiff causa dismissed without prejudice. H. F. Clement vb. Samuel Creswell. The motion to make more definite and certain the complaint and demurrer is overruled, and defendant granted 30 days in which to serve and file answer. George A. Johnson & E. H. Mohr vs. The Minneapolis Threshing Mis chine Company, a corporation. De murrer to complaint is overruled and defendant allowed 20 days In which to serve and file answer. Art Stetter, assignor, Irley Stevens, assignee, vs. C. F. Richarden. Motion to quash execution coming on to bo heard, and upon evidence submitted it is found by the court that the judg ment. be modified to conform with the verdict. Edmund C. Odell vs. Theo. Archer. Cause set for trial March 3, 9:30 a. m. Mike Majdic vs. F. A. Mason et al. Demurrer, March 3, at 9:30 a. m. North Dakota Land ft Investment Co. vs. Thomas Wirts. March 3, 9:3$ a. in. C. ft J. Michel Brewing Co. vs. H. E. Martin. The defendant having re mitted the sum of one hundred dollar! in accordance with the order made by the court, the motion for a new trial is denied. J. W. Drapr vs. J. M. Woodley. Mar 3, 9:30 a. in. J. F. Weast vs. J. H. Woodley. Mar. 3, 9:30 a. m. John Dubbells vs. Carl N. Thompson et al. Demurrer, March 5, 9:30 p. m. Edmund Burla vs. Charles L. Ford ft llarley F. Newton. Demurrer, Mar. 3, 9:30 a. m. George M. Herr vs. Alice G. Herr. March 4, 9:30 a. in. (Conitnued on page 4.) BIO CROWD8 SEE THEM Feature Moving Pictures Will Be at the Orpheum Tonight and To morrow Afternoon and Night Lewistown (Ida.) News: The mo tion pictures entitled "Twenty Years in Sing Sing' showed to a packed house at he Temple theatre last night and all pronounced it highly instruct ive and Interesting. The lecture giv en by Mr. Armour fully explains the pictures. They hava to do with the life of a young man who was convictod to serve a twenty-year term of impris onment in Sing Sing prison for a crime that he did not commit. His life in the prison, the work of the prisoner! serving terms, the manner in which they are treated by the warden and also the escape of the prisoner and tbe manner in which they hunt the pris oners escaping are all shown. It also has a love tale running thru out the pictures, which makes It ab sorbing. Taking the pictures as a a ' ole, they are perhaps the most interesting and instructive displayed in the city and the photography in the pictures is of a high grade. At the Orpheum tonight and tomo^ row matinee and evening. Admission 15 and 25 cents.