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THE ROUNDUP RECORD
VOLUME VI. NO. 22. ROUNDUP, MU88EL8HELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1913. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE ITERS FAVORS COIL LAND SALE WOULD LET REPUBLIC COMPANY BUY OR LEA8E BROAD TRACT IN MU88EL8HELL COUNTY. Oovsrri by Tinrinr Entries Geological Survey Say* That Total Tonnage In Land Will Run as High as 10,000,000 Tons—Coal Is Neces sary to C. M. A St. P. Railroad. WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—Senator Myers has favorably reported from the public Coal Co., of Montana. The res lution authorizing the interior depart ment to sell or lease lands to the Re public Coa Co.l, of Montana. The res olution directs the department to sell to the company the coal deposits in and under certain lands in Musselshell county, the price to be fixed by the de partment. The sale shall be made sub ject to the legal or equitable rights of jiy surface or other entryman on any art of the lands and subject to the ,ws governing the sale of coal or oth r minerals where the surface lands id rights are reserved or have been reviously disposed of. The total area ! the lands is 2,089 acres. With the ex eption of 160 acres the lands are cov red by ten entries under the timber nd stone act and by three homestead ntries. Three of the timber and stone ntries have been patented with a res rvation to the United States of the oal in the land. The coal under the inds is subject to disposition by the overnraent but the surface is not, al ho any person acquiring from the overnment the coal deposits or the jlght to mine them may occupy so luch of the surface as may be neces ary for the removal of the coal upon ayment of damages caused to the wner of the land. The remaining tim ber and stone entries are pending be ore the Lewistown land office or the epartment here on proceedings affect ng the right of the government to is ue the patent reserving fhe coal in he land. Should the entries be can jelled the surface of the land and the ■oal will be subject to disposition, 'hould patents be issued reserving the oal to the government the coal will e subject to disposition. The director, f the geological survey says that the j loal tonnage in the lands described In i he bill is ten million tons, of a high ,de non-bituminous. The lands are j lassified as coal lands with values rom $20 to $62 per acre. Laws on Sales. The reason for the proposed legisla ion appears to exist in the fact that ot exceeding 160 acres of coal land ay be acquired under law by pur base by an Individual—not exceeding 20 acres by an association or 640 res where the association has spent $5,000 upon the land sought. With re spect to the lease, there is no law au thorizing the lease of coal land or coal deposits by the United States with the exception of lands in Wyoming. Secretary Lane told the committee survey that based on their knowledge that he was advised by the geological (Confined on Page 8) PLOWED FURROW 680 MILE LONG W. W. Lawson of Roundup Complétés Big Task in 8ixty-One Days. W. W. Lawson, a drylander located northeast of Roundup, last week com pleted a contract which called for the plowing of a furrow 680 miles long. It took Mr. Lawson just 63 days io accomplish the task, two days of whtch he was compelled to lay off, the actual time therefore being 61 days. The contract was for plowing fire guards along the C. M. & St. P. right-of-way between Marmarth, N. D., and Harlow ton. Mr. Lawson started on his work at Roundup June 5tb, plowing toward Harlowton. At llarlowton he com menced the 340 mil« furrow to Mar marth on the south side of track, and then turning finished the job on the north side to Roundup, arriving here August 7th. A four-horse team was used to pull the gang plow plowing five furrows. WRECK VICTIMS WILL RECOVER Both Fireman McKensie and Brake man Wade, victims of the locomotive explosion on the Milwaukee near La vins, a tew days ago. are Improving at the hospital In Lewistown. McKen sie's recovery la assured and Wade believed to have better than an even chance. M»Mi l state tin IleiuMti « • lln*I\ v.-lel Governor William ........ New York was impeached after an Investigation t>y n legislative committee which charged that he had secretly used campaign checks for speculating in Wall street. Mrs Sulzer was reported to have confessed that she had used the checks without her husband's knowledge. The impeachment trial was set for Sept IS at the state eapltoi at Albany Representative Henry L>. Clayton of Alabama was appointed United States senator to succeed the late Senator .lohnston of that Goreruoi • > .Neal's power to make the appointment was questioned. The world's biggest battleship. Klvadavla, built at Quincy. Mass., for the Argen ts final loin nes ar the Brooklyn navy yard drydock Mrs Emma Smith D» Voe of Tacoma, Wash., presided at the coulerence ot un,.* Washington Mrs Thomas !• Ryan wife oi the linancter. announced n new project for the benefit ot consumptives. .saws Snapshots Of the Week SEWER BORDS IRE AGAINJEFEATED BY MAJORITY OF TWELVE TAX PAYER8 OF ROUNDUP 8AY NO 8EWER8. Vota on Wator Carrios Votera Apparently of Opinion That City Should Own Water Worka Be fore Tackling 8ewer Proposition— Question of Municipal Ownership of Water Plant Will Probably Be Sub mitted in 8hort Time. The sewer bond question has again taken a place among the "lost causes." Last Monday the voters who had taken enough Interest In the question as to whether Roundup should have a mod' ern sewer system or get along without it for some time, by a vote of 56 to 68 decided that old time methods of sanitation were good enough for the time being at least. Out of the total In of 140 registered, only 124 votes were cast, and naturally each side, after j the thing is over, are sure that the i sixteen votes belonged to them. The j votes cast in the different wards were as follows: For Against 1st ward...... 47 2nd ward...... 1 3rd ward...... ........15 64 - — Total ....... ........56 68 The result of the election may be ascribed to the activity of the oppon ents of the question, as against the lethargic confidence of those favoring the issue, that they had a cinch. It was a genuine surprise to most of the people who desired the question to pass successfululy as they had counted largely upon the fact that so many who not being freeholders were yet permitted to vote, would vote for the thing as doubly desirable inasmuch as it would not mean any additional to them personally. The expense 4 1 truth of the old adage about the mar la . gin of chance lying between the cup and the lip" was again demonstrated. Th % e worthiest argument employed by | the opposition, was the fact that the ; city not owning Its own water plant, would entail a hardship upon the peo ple who were compelled to connect with the sewer and be compelled to pay the heavy charges which are ask ed by the water company at present for the use of water in connection with the disposal of sewage. The informal ballot on the question of whether bonds Bhould be issued for the purpose of buying the water plant, which was taken at the same time as the sewer bond ballots carried by a margin of 30 votes. The total vote on this ques tlon was 67 for and 37 against A special election to put this Issue be fore the people of Roundup, will pro bably be ordered at the next regular meeting of the council. From state ments by those who opposed the in stallation of a sewer system at this time we believe that if control of the water plant is acquired, there will be little or no opposition when the sower bond issue comes up again. Lots of hot weather yet. One-third off on ladies' and gentlemen's oxofrds. HENDRIX. JUDGE WEBB JOINS CASTRO Former Roundup Citizen May Become Prime Minister of South Amer can Republic. A fairly authentic rumor has it that Julius F. Webb, formerly justice of the peace, candidate for nomination for clerk of the district court on the democratic ticket, publisher of the Dally Call and otherwise prominent in this locality. Is at present private secretary to Colonel Cip. CaBtro In Venezuela. Now if Judge "Whiskers" becomes prime minister of Venezuela, who will dare contend that Roundup will not have an opportunity to bathe In glory even If it Is only reflected. German passenger dirigibles carried 10291 persons on regular trips last year without killing or injuring one of them. the er THRESHING IS ROW IR PR 06 RESS YIELD OF FORTY-TWO BUSHELS OF WHEAT TO ACRE IS REPORTED. Threshing is now beginning iu earn est and the reports which are coming in of the yields, make us all swell with pride. Emil Zimmerman has just com. pleted threshing of one 80-acre field which averaged 42 bushels of wheat to the acre. One hundred acres of the Ording field has been threshed and the yield so far averages over thirty bushels. Frank Wiggins reports a yield of something like 35 bushels to the acre of wehat, and 60 bushels to the acre of oats. Comparing these yields with the yields which they con sider a large crop In Kansas and other entrai states, makes us wondtr why they don't all come to the treasure state, where an adequate return for labor is given. Threshing cn the Cershmei tract near the Experiment station was com pleted this noon. The fifty acres of winter wheat near the road which has been attracting so much attention yielded 2,000 bushels, an average of 40 bushels to the acre. Samples of the grain which Is of the Turkey Red variety brought to town today graded No j The kerne , 8 are large and | plump and nearly a| , of uniform size . ; A of FRANK BIGLIN TAKES OWN LIFE AT LEWISTOWN The Deputy Stock Inspector Shoots Himself Thru Head in Hotel. LEWISTOWN, MONT., Aug. 21.— Frank Biglln, a deputy stock inspect or, committed suicide at 4 o'clock this morning at a local hotel. A brother, John Biglln, of Fort Maginnis, was stopping at the establishment. Early this morning he was awakened by a knock on his door. Asking who was there and being Informed that it was his brother he called, "All right. Frank, I will see you tomorrow." "There will be no tomorrow," was the reply and a moment later the crack of a revolver was heard. The inspector had sent a bullet thru his head, dying immediately. There Is no known reason for his act. Biglln was about 32 years old and had lived in Lewistown for many yearg Get the habit and see the bargains at Hendrix. BOTH WRIST8 FRACTURED Judge Cedersten Meets with Bad Mis hap When Speeder Is Derailed Near No. Three. F. R. Cedersten met with a serious accident last Friday evening when a speeder on which he and Mrs. Ceder sOen were taking a spin, was de railed at the crossing near No. Three mine by a dog. Mr. Cedersten saw the animal jump on the track and leaning over suddenly to graBp the emergency brake a tthe side of the car, lost his balance and took a head er down the embankment, sustaining fractures of both his wrists and severe cuts and bruises about the head. Mrs. Cedersten escaped with only minor injuries. Judge Cedersten Is improv ing nicely tho It will be quite a long time before he will be able to re sume his duties as chief operator at the depot. NEW MEN BACK OF COIL CUMPANY CONTROL OF PINE CREEK COAL COMPANY PASSES INTO NEW HANDS. New blood was injected into the pine Creek Coal Co. this week when A. J. Holm, O. H. Olson, J. E. Thoreen and John Ogren bought a large block of stock in the company thereby prac tically gaining control The company has been in financial straits for some time on account of difficulties arising among those who held the controlling iuterest. The mine has been closed for several months. The company will be reorganized shortly, and it is understood that a vast amount of im provement work will be done and the mine placed iupon a paying basis. The new men who have identified themselves with the mine are from St 1) 'water, Minn. MANAGEMENT OF CARNIVAL ENTERTAINED BY EAGLES Allman Donates $120 to Eagle's Build ing Fund and Becomes Mem ber of Local Aerie. . The local aerie of Eagles gave smoker last Saturday evening in hon or of the management of the Allman shows. As is usual, a fine large time was enjoyed by everybody prese t, and since the jollification was open to everybody, the attendance was large. Mr. Allman in behalf of the manage ment of the shows, thanked the people of Roundup In general and the Eagles in particular for the uniformly courte ous treatment accorded the people of the shows. He stated that when the shows return next year they would show under the auspices of the Eagle lodge. Music, speeches and dancing were the features of the entertainment rendered. Refreshments were served. Mr. Allman was initiated as a mem ber of the local aerie of F. O. E. He donated $120 to the Eagles' building fund which was gratefully received. AIRSHIP TOWS A DISABLED CONSORT New Aero Record Set When Broken Ship Is Pulled Out of Clouds. a LONDON, Aug. 20. The novel his sight o fan airship towing a disabled no ' companion was witnessed at Aldershot |th's afternoon. The British army and ^dirigible Eta and a naval ship were out I maneuvering v/hen the machinery in ; the latter ship ->eci*me disabled. The I Eta attached a rope to the dtrlgble and towed her to the factory for re ' pairs. G.W. GRIGGS CON NITS SUICIDE ST. PAUL MAN WELL KNOWN HERE THOUGHT TO HAVE DROWNED HIM8ELF. Mystery Surrounds Gass St. Paul Police of Opinion That He Jumped to Hie Death from High Bridge—Intense Heat May Have Unbalanced Hie Mind. News was received here this week that Geo. W. Griggs of St. Paul, well known in Roundup being heavily in terested In MiisselBhell valley lands with his brother Henry Griggs, coin mltted suicide Sunday night by jump ing to his death from a high bridge Into the Mississippi river. A St. Paul paper dated August 21, con tains tlur following information re garding the finding of his remains. "The disappearance of George W. Griggs, the wealthy bachelor and busi ness mull of St. Paul, who is supposed to have jumped to his death from the high bridge Sunday night, continues a mystery. "The offer of a reward of $100 by Mr. j Griggs' firm has started several men to dragging the river in (he hope of finding the body. A brother, Henry Griggs, whose home is at Roundup, Montana, was expected yesterday. "The police are confident that Mr. Griggs took his own life. Further search of correspondence revealed that Griggs believed he had an Incur able disease and that It worried him. This, with the Intense heat which pre vailed last week, It is thought, may have caused him to seek death. "Beyond superficial Inquiry, the po lice have done nothing to clear up the mystery. Dr. Penny, with whom Mr. Griggs boarded for years, called at the station yesterday to offer any needed Information, but he was not asked any questions. No attempts have been made to go thru Mr. Griggs private correspondence or the safety deposit has In of of Is C. j vaults which he controlled." I__ „ j THOMAS-FONGER NUPTIALS ; ——— M iss Minnie Fonger Becomes Bride of w „ K nown Local Theatre , Manager, out in Monady evening at the home of Mr, and Mrs. August Schrump, In the presence of a large number of rela tives and friends Mr. Walter Thomaa and Miss Minnie Fonger were united in marriage by Rev. Paul Burhans. The house was prettily decorated with flowers, and after the ceremony beautiful supper was served. Both of the contracting parties are very well and favorably known, hav ing lived here for some years past. Mr. Thomas Is manager of the Star Theatre where the bride has been employed as pianist for some time. Their many friends extend the hearti est good wishes, in which The Record asks the privilege of joining, to the happy couple. Among the out of town guests at the wedding were Drs. Schrump and Flock with their families, of Miles City. re Buy next summer's underwear at one-third off. Hendrix. j RAILROAD VALU ATION INCREASED STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION NOTIFIES AS8E8SOR OF RAISE IN R. R. A88E88MENT. County's Tax Roll Boostod Musselshell County's Total Unequaliz ed Assessed Valuation Comes With in Few Thousand of Being Eleven Million Dollars— C. M. A St. P. In creased 25 Per Cent and Great Northern 3 1-3 Per Cent. As a result of a substantial raise in the assessment of practically all of the railroads in the state by the state board of equalization this week, Mus selshell county comes within several thousand dollars of entering the list of fourth cIbbb counties requiring au assessed valuation of $11,000,000. County Assessor K. E. Park this week received notice from the state board of equalization Informing him of the raise in the railroad assessment. The increase is as follows: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Main line from $14,000 to I1TJI00 per mile, an increase of 25 per oenL Great Northern (Billings Barnch)— From $16,500 to $17,000 per mile, as increase of about 3 1-3 per cent. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul has 85.14 miles of main line In tbit county, Which assessed at $17,500 per mile shows a valuation of $1,489,950, In addition to this there are 28.05 miles of spurs and sidetracks, which assessed at 10 per cent less than the main line, brings the total assessment of the Milwaukee in this county up to $1,931.896. The mileage of the Billings branch of the Great Northern in this county Is 37.56 with 4.73 miles of sidetracks, which according to the raised valuation makeB a total of $710,889. The two railroads in Musselshell county will therefore pay taxes on a total assessed valuation of $2,642,784. With this subtsantlal raise In tho assessment of the railroads the total assessed valuation of Musselshell county is now $10,934.909 as follows: Total 1913 unequalized as sessed valuation not in cluding railroad mileage.$ 8,292,125 C. M. & Ht. P. Ry........... 1,931,895 Hiljjtigs Branch of Great Northern ............... 710,889 TOTAL ..............$10,934,908 HOBOES" WERE HEROES IN WRECK CORONER'S JURY PLACE8 NO BLAME IN LOCOMOTIVE EX PLOSION NEAR LAVINA. The verdict of the jury at the In quest held here last Saturday even ing on the death of Conductor God dard and Engineer Gvaart, who were killed in the wreck near Laviua, last week was that "on the 14th day ot August, 1913, Pete Gvaart and R. D. Stoddard came to their death from injuries received in a wreck on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail way, about two hundred feet east of the Billings Northern Ry. crossing and about four miles west of Lavi.'ia In Musselshell county, Montana." The jury comprised the following men: J. M. Pyles, H. R- Long Thom as W. Egan, Edward Ewy, N. M. K vai nes, F. N. Beans. From the evidence submitted at tho inquest was developed a story of un selfish heroism. But for the unselfish and heroic work of two "hoboes," Harry Mets of Chicago and Howard Chapman of Cleveland, the list of dead jn the wreck would undoubtedly have been four instead of two. These two men crawled Into the smoldering ruins and in spite of the fact that their clothes were being burned off and their hands and faces blistered by the heat succeeded in uncovering tho fireman, brakeman and engineer who were almost entirely covered with coal and cinders, and dragging them ouL The railroad showed its ippreetattaR of tho work done by the two men, by giving Chapman, colored, a posi tion In one of their Pullman's, and Metts, a brakeman, a Job In the yards at Harlowton. The report of the state boiler In spector who is making an exhaustive investigation of tho probable causes of the explosion hss not yet been re ceived so no blame has been txed.