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fiSffi«" TBS VOLUME V. NO. 49. ROUNDUP, MU83ELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY28,1913. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE WILL CONNECT WITH ROUNDUP - BILLINGS A CENTRAL MONTANA,+ R. R. CO. TO TAP IRRIGAT ED LANDS. Start Work Immediately Intention la to Eventually Extend Road to the Mu8ael6hell and Flatwillow Countries with a Connection at Roundup. BILLINGS, Feb. 26.—Plans for the construction of a line of railroad out of thiB city over the irrigated section to the east for an approximate distance of tventy miles, were announced this morning by R. E. Shepherd, president of the Billings & Central Montana Railroad Company, which filed articles of incorporation several weeks ago. An engineer, who will have complete su pervison of the building of the road, arrived last night from St. Paul, and according to Mr. Shepherd, actual work will be in operation in time to handle the cropB of the farmers next fall. The road will pass thru the heart of the Billings bench, which lies under the canal of the Billings Land and Irri gation company, and it is said that every acre of the land will be within two and one-half miles of a loading station. For this reason it is believed that the raising of sugar beets will be come particularly important, and that the dairying industry will be greatly stimulated. Farmers are co-operating with the company and have agreed to contri bute the necessary land for rights of way, so that it will be possible to build the line at a minimum expense. The engineer is assembling a corps of men and the work of making permanent surveys and of cross sectioning will Start at once. Traffic arrangements for the use of terminals have been made with the Northern Pacific and Burlington lines, and the terminals of the new road will be located on North Twenty-eighth street. According to Mr. Shepherd the road will for the present be projected only to the Crooked Creek country, but it is the intention to eventually extend it to the Musselshell and Flatwillow countries, with a connection at Roundup. I 1 RUSSIA BETRAYED FOR 070,000,000 PLANS OF RU88IAN FORTRESS SOLD JAP8 FOR POLITICAL REASON8. PARIS, Feb. 27.—An amazing story Is related in a Geneva dispatch to the Excelsior which hasto do with the Russian Baron Ygor Tilinsky, .now in Zurich. The baron declares that he J holds a claim on the Japanese govern- ! ment for $70,000,000. According to him! three Russian staff officers of revo-! lutionary tendencies sold the plans of, the Pacific fortresses, including Port Arthur, to the Japanese government at he outbreak of the Jap-Russian war. FOr political reasons, they desired the defeat of Russia. They received in payment three checks amounting to a little more than $23,000,000 each, pay able at Tokio on March 22, 1915. The officers contracted to remain in the service of the Japanese until the checks were paid. Baron Tilinsky and a partner named Schewetki went to Zurch in 1912 and endeavored to raise money on checks thru a local financier Negotiations were opened with banks in London and Amsterdam but they refused to make any advance without seeing the original checks. DARROW AGAIN ON 8TAND LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27.—Clarence 8. Darrow again occupied the stand today as a witness in his own defense at his trial on a charge of Jury bribery retelling his versions of the affairs. He gave hs testimony in the face of numerous objections of the prosecu tion. He said that he had never given any funds, except tn checks to Bert H. Franklin, the former McNamara defense detective who pleaded guilty to jury bribery and was the chief wit- j ness for the state against Darrow. Darrow explained his presence near teh scene of Franklin's arrest by the statement that he was merely pass ing there on his way to meet Job Hare riman, his legal assistant, who was then a candidate for mayor of Los Anegeles. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ * + ! WALDO MAKES PER80NAL INVESTIGATION NEW YORK, Feb. 27—Police Commisioner Waldo, whose ad ministation is being Investigated made a mid-night tour last night of more than a score of hotels and cafes in Harlem to acquaint himself personally with condit ions. He told the inspectors who escorted him that he was satisfied that "everything going on" was lawful. 4">«»44<»444444<I>4><H>4 EIGHTH SHADE DIPLOMAS FOR 7 RESULT OF EXAMINATIONS HELD RECENTLY BY COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT. As a result of the eighth grade ex aminations held recently, seven diplo mas have been issued by County Sup erintendent Maude Griffin to the ones who were successful in passing. Those who received the diplomas are: Joseph Flynn, Delphia. Blanche Fiske, Ryegate. Ellen Gregg, Ryegate. Ames Black, Ryegate. Timothy Glancy, Roundup. Willie Hannah, Roundup. Bernice Robson, Roundup. The diplomas admit the holders to any high school in the state of Mon tana. ONLY LUCKY WIND SAVE8 BROADVIEW Golden West Hotel Destroyed, But 8udden Change in Wind Pre vents Other Loss BROADVIEW, MONT., Feb. 26 — Only a lucky change in the di rection of the wind saved the principal portion of the business section of Broadview, when fire starting at day light this morning from a defect in the gasoline lighting system completely destroyed the Golden West "110181. The wind was blowing a gale from northwest when the fire started and the flames - leaping high, were Peking about the cornices of adjoin ing buildings, when the wind suddenly veered to the northwest and saved them. The guests of the hotel were forced out into the streets in their night clothes and most of them lost their personal effects. R. A. Vandyke claims her money, was badly burned about the face. There were no other injuries, ■ TWO FIRMS MERGE - Roundup Elevator Co. and Anderson to have lost $1,000 in paper money, and ' Mrs. M. A. Cameron, wife of the pro- ! prietor of the hotel, lost $500 in paper money. The hotel was valued at $5,000 and was insured for $2,000. Mrs. Cameron, in attempting to save & Berven Feed 8tore Become One Concern. Anderson & Berven, who have late ly become the owners of the Round up Elevator, have during the past week merged the feed and elevator business and will hereafter be known as the Roundup Elevator Co. The manage ment will remain the same as before. The board of county commissioners are in special session today. They have under consideration the estab lishment of a new school district in the Ryegate country, to which there seems to be some opposition. GEORGE STOCKWELL DEAD BILLINGS, Feb. 25.—George Stock well, aged 56, died here last night of acute stomach trouble, following an ill ness of less than two days. He came to Montana 30 years ago, locating in Helena, and came to Billings 15 years I ago. He was in business here and was well known. HEAVY WIND SWEEP8 OVER CAMP CROCKETT I 27—A GALVESTON, TEX., Feb. heavy squall of wind and rain early today swept over camp Crockett, ' where the main force of the second army division will mobilize. The 2,- i 000 men in camp were awakened brace their tents, a few of which were blown down. News dispatches tell of troop trains all over the southwest rapidly converging on Galveston. : A CANDID WITNESS. .Ci^ fcUS'Nejj ; ve neN, rHgçt HO ■Such „ thiNGJ 1 josspr atsifciw»»«. LOCAL AERIE OF F.O.E. WILL BUILD ROUNDUP LODGE WILL ERECT STORE AND LODGE HALL THIS 8PRING. An 18,000 Structure Purchase Lot South of Eagle 8aloon on Main 8treet as 8ite for Their New Home—Building Operations - Wttl be-- C o mmen c ed as Soon as Weather Permits. The local aerie of Eagles have de cided to immediately commence the erection of a home, and for that pur pose have purchased the vacant lot south of the Eagle saloon on Main Street. The price paid for the lot was $1,300. The building will be two stories, 25 feet by 100 feet in size, and is to be constructed of brick, thoroly modern in every respect. The build ing will have a basement its entire length. According to present plants the building will cost in the neighborhood of $8,000. The first floor will be ar ranged for a store, a tenant having already been secured to occupy the place as soon as completed. The second floor will be devoted entirely to lodge purposes. The front part of the second floor will be recessed for a balcony opening on Main street, which is to be used for band concerts, the Eagle Lodge having a splendid musical organisation. The contract for the building is to be let in a very short time and build ing operations will commence as Boon as weather conditions improve. ASNSBI5.000 FROM ROUNDUP COAL CO. JOHN TOMKO WHO WA8 INJURED BY FALLING FROM TIPPLE j FILES SUIT. I I miner It is alleged John Tomko, fell 40 feet from a trestle and escaped i with a broken collar bone and a few other minor Injuries, according to a complaint filed last week in the district court of Silver Bow county against the Roundup Coal Company, J. E. Wood ard and Pete Nelson. Tomko wants $15,000. Tomko's alleged injuries occurred in September, 1911. He says be worked _ _____ ______________ at Roundup in one of the company's properties. While at work he had oc casion to consult the foreman and crossed the trestle. He met the fore toyman on the way and was ordered to^**r. assist in placing a car back'— cn the track. While in the act of do- i ing this, the plaintiff alleges he fell for j the distance of 40 feet. TWO FREIGHT TRAINS COLUDE EXTPA FREIGHT8 MEET AT BUR GIïYNE TUE8DAY MORNING WITH BAD RE8ULT8. j Tvo Trainmen Injured Residing That Disastrous Collision Ca^ot Be Averted Occupante of En(j|ie Cabs Jump to 8avo Tholr Llvd—Both Locomotives are Badly Damped, and Many Cara Derailed. Two jxtra freight trains on the Mil wauke<rollided, head on, at Burgoyne Tuesdaj morning at three o'clock. The erws of both trains jumped as soon us)hey saw the impending dan ger and were fortunate in escaping with onp slight injuries. One engi neer aneja brakeman sustained sprain ed ankl^ these being the only casual ties repeted. Both locomotives were badly damaged by the force of the col lision atl many freight cars were derailed. The track at the scene of the acclcEnt was not cleared until the next dty. The soldent was the result of a mis - understanding in train orders. The ; engineer on the eastbound train had orders t< sidetrack at Burgoyne, and ' one of tie brakemen of the other train ! was staid ing at the switch ready to throw th* switch. On account of the: speend of the oncoming train he did j not think it advisable to throw it. It is also reported that the westbound train did not carry a headlight. The • westbouni train was standing on thej main line taking water when the east bound hove into sight. The engineer of the moving train saw the other train ] w'hile only several hundered yards away, tnd applying the air brakes and realizirg that the train could not be stoppet in time to prevent a collision, jumped as did also the other occu pants of the cab. LITERARY PROGRAM I The following program will be ren I dered ly the Roundup Literary Club at its next meeting in the school house i Frida y evening, March 7. Song.......................Audience Yocal Solo..............Thomas Egan Dialogue........"The Rival Orators' Harry Bogue and Lawrence FIsco Song.. ..................Fifth Grade Dramatization....."Barbara Fritchie" Fifth Grade Song.. ..................Fifth Grade Violin Solo..............Dr. Johnston Male Qaartette. Debate, "Resolved .That the tenden cies of the Times Point to tho Down °f ® ur Republic." Affirmative— to^**r. Dusenbery, Prof. Baird; Negative Mr - Mathews, Earl Brown. - Go to Egan's for your magasines and papers. +♦♦++++++++++++♦++ ♦ *! ♦ TURKEY READY FOR PEACE ♦ ♦ SOFIA, Feb. 27.—Turkey has ♦ at last signified her readiness ♦ to negotiate for peace with ♦ Bulgaria on the basis of ceding ♦ Adrianople. The Turkish gov ♦ eminent has solicited the good ♦ offices of Russia. The Russian ♦ government transmitted today ♦ to the Bulgarian government a ♦ message received from Con ♦ stantinople, containing the ♦ Turkish proposal for fresh ♦ uegotation8. The Bulgarian ♦ government met today to dis ♦ cuss the subject. ♦ ♦ ♦♦*+ + ♦*+ + * + ** + *•! ? WOMAN'S CLUB MEETS MONDAT PERMANENT ORGANIZATION TO BE PERFECTED AT THE COM ING MEETING. The work of bringing about the or ganization of a Woman's Club in Roundup has progressed far enough so that the committees having the mat ter iu hand have called a general meeting of all women interested in the club for the purpose of perfecting a permanent organization. The meet) ing will be held next Monday after noon at three o'clock In the old Pio neer hall. The committees which had been appointed at a meeting held at the Sayre House last week, met on Mon day. The personal of these commit tees is as follows: Constitution and By-lawB—Mrs. Decker, Mrs. McDonald, Miss Jones. Membership—Mrs. Tillman, Mrs. Dozois, Miss Griffin. Permanent Quarters—Mrs. H. B. Thompson, Mrs. Dusenbery, Mrs. Lutz. In connection with the forthcoming meeting the ladies have Issued the following statement: "Owing to tho impracticability of extending a personal invitation to all the women of the town who may be Interested in the work of a Woman's Club, it has been decided to ask such to meet at the old Pioneer hall on Monday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock to perfect an organization and discuss any business which may be properly brought before it. Feeling thut this is an important feature in the develop ment of a town, we urge the attend ance of all who may care to take part in completing the permanent organiza tion." I I I , ; ' ! j • ] CITIZENS DON'T LIKE KRISCH WING'8 ACTIONS GREAT FALLS, Feb. 24—As ho started yesterday noon from his office to go to the depot to take the train for Helena, R»;presentative Joseph Kirscn wing of Cascade county was followed by a crowd of citizens numbering clOBe to 200, who vented their disgust with Kirechwin^'s act in voting against Great Falls in the state fair bill by hooting and jeering him and applying various epithets. The incident was a climax to the feeling of indignation against Kirseh wing, who. with Representative Durkan also of Great Falls, turned down their home city and voted with the Helena crowd on the fair proposition. Tomorrow night there will be a mass meeting held at the Grand Opffra House,, of which the object will be to vote a protest against Kirschwing and Durkan. At 5:00 o'clock this after noon the members of the Great Falls Real Estate Exchange will hold a meet, ing to take action toward expelling Mr. Kirschwing from that organisa tion. , Protests have already been present ed to the commissioners of Cascade county demanding the immediate dis charge of Durkan from the employ of the county. ONE REPUBLICAN WILL NOT RESIGN WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 27.— Altho he Is a republican, Henry A. Fletcher, American minister to Chile, will not follow the recognized custom of offering his resignation before the inauguration of the new president. He takes the stand that he entered the diplomatic service as the result of a civil service examination and worked up from a minor secretaryship. His determinaton probably will form a has. Is for a test of the permenancy of the civil service as it applies to the diplo matic branch of the government ser vice. CITIZENS STATE RANK WILL BUILD LARGE, NEW BRICK 8TRUCTURI TO BE ERECTED ON PRES ENT 8ITE. Building To Cost $15,000 Preliminary Sketches Disclose Modern Structure of Massive Appearance and Artistic Beauty—8econd Floor to Be Utilized for Office Rooms— Work Will Commence In Few Weeks The erection of a new building for the Citizens State Bank of this city was definitely decided upon at a meet ing of the directors of that institution last night. The officials have been contemplating the erection of a new building for some time but the fir*t ■tep toward any definite end was Ulken at. the meeting last night. The tentative plans, sketches of which were submitted by local con tractors at the meeting, call for a two story brick building, 25 foot by T9 feet in size, with basement. Accord ing to the plans which will be accept ed the entrance to the bank and aeo ond floor Is next to the south wall. Between the windows and at regular intervals on the front and north side of the building will be huge stono pilasters running from the base to the cornice, giving the bank a massive effect The cost of the building is estimated in the neighborhood of $15,000 The plans and specifications of the building are to be prepared at once after which bids for the construction will be received. It Is expected to have work under way In a very short time, or as soon as the weather moder ates. TO AVEH0E DEATH OF PRES. MADER0 BANDIT LEADER TAKES FIELD AGAINST GENERAL HUERTA EL PASO, TEX., Feb. 27—Francis co Villa, who was once a leader of bandits and later was made a general I of insurrectos by the late President I Mad» ro, is reported to have taken tho I field In Sonora, seeking vengeance for the death of hiB former commander. He disappeared yesterday from El Par so, where he had been since Ills es cape from the penitentiary In Mexico City. Villu had been jailed by order of General Huerta, who charged Villa, then commanding a volunteer corps, had returned to his former methods. Villa has a strong following, which It expended to join him in the western border state. Alberto Madero, an uncle of tho deceased president, is still a refugee in the American consulate at Chlhuar hua City. Passengers report minor uprisings are reported at various points to ths south. Three hundred federal vol unteers during the night left their barrackB at Chihuahua City and escap ed to the hills. Mobilization of ex-in* surrectoro troops is reported in vari ous sections In Chihuahua state. 'BUNCO QUEEN" OFFICIATED IN 700 SWINDLING VENTURES SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 27— Attor neys for Irma De Pietro, alleged to have been a member of an Italian swindling gang in this city and styled the "Bunco Queen," mado strenuous efforts today to break down the testi mony of Rowiano Rovigo, an 18-yenre old youth who declared In the pollco court yesetrday, that as a member of a gang he knew of 700 swindling ven tures in which it had engaged. Tho profits from these operations were esti mated at $300,000. The woman is charged specifically with having re ceived $2,000 of $7,600 obtained by fraud from Louis Dodero of Santa Cruz. Dodero died of a broken heart when he discovered his loss. Before his death he brooded over his loss and finally lodged a complaint with the police, charging Rinaldo de Pietro, al leged head of the gang with the swin dle. De Pietro is now a fugitive In Europe. Rovigo said yesterday that de Pietro, the woman and himself conducted the swindle, using the "tin box charity game." It was expected that the woman's trial would be concluded today. If yon need a new range see the Colunfcia at Marshall's» The bead. $50.00.