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The Roundup Record
A. W. EISELEIN, Editor and Publisher Entered as second class matter June 5, 100'S, at the post office at Roundup, Montana, under the Act of March 3, 1879. THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF MUSSELSHELL COUNTY. Published every Friday at Roundup, Montana. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Per year. $3.00 strictly in advance; $2.50 if not so paid. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1913. THE WATER BOND QUESTION Considerable criticism of city offi cials is being indulged in, particularly by those who are not well informed, in regard to the alleged irregularities In the method of procedure followed in the calling of the recent water bond election. It is well to get the facts of the case clear, before indulg nig in any statements which might reflect adversely on those concerned With the direction of the work in this Connection. The present city attor ney followed the procedure of the former city attorney, using the same methods thruout that were used in the calling of the special election on the sewer bond proposition. The former city attorney had instructed the coun cil that it was legal to call a bond election by a resolution passed by the council. There is nothing in the law that prescribes calling an election of this nature by the passing of an or dinance. The election which was called to vote on the granting of the franchises to the light company and to the present water company were ordered called by a resolution passed by the council, and the water company sold bonds to the amount of $25,000 on the strength of this franchise granted them Iby the vote of the people at this election, called in the same manner as this recent one was called. The only point in the law which would •appear to make it necessary to call the election by ordinance instead of by resolution is the requirement of the law in reference to indebtedness. The law requires that in order to exceed the constitutional three per cent of indebtedness to which cities are lim ited, the question of the increase must be put to a vote, and it is supposed that this question should be incorpor ated in the ordinance for the election. It does not appear from the law that it is mandatory to put it in the form of an ordinance, and the mere fact that ,» voted ,"o.- the Issu ance of the bonds, indicates, by impli cation at least that they desired to increase the indebtedness over the three per cent limit. The other requirements of the law are that an ordinance must be passed naming the denomination of the denomination of the bonds, prescribing the form of the bonds, and the levy ing of an annual tax to go toward the payment of the interest on the bends and creating a sinking fund tor the redemption of the bonds. 7 lu re is no reason apparent to the hiy mind why this ordinance could not be pass ed on after the election has been held. With the exception of the question of increasing the percent cf indebted ness, these are all matters concerned with the issuance and preparation of the business pertaining to the bonds, and could not porperly be acted on S until the bond issue has been decided i upon. As a matter of fact, the question * depends largely upon the interpréta- 1 tion of the law, and since there are no court decisions to guide the attorneys, it resolves itself into a matter of per sona] opinion, and until we have word that the bond purchasers refuse to bid on the bonds, we are going to maintain that there are just as many chances in favor of this method that we have pursued being right as there Ars against it. Those who are in clined to criticize have only to read the state law governing these ques tions, and they will then probably not know which side is right, and be more willing to give everybody con cerned the benefit of the doubt. The decision of the supreme court of the state of Montana as reported in the case of Carlson vs. Helena in volume 39, page 82 and following, substanti ate to a large extent the method of procedure of the former city attorney in tbe sewer bond election and of the present city attorney in the election recently held and overrules at least some of tbe contentious of Mr. Kirk* land. This case is parallel, in many instances, with the situation here. THE BUM OF ALL HOLIDAYS Christmas may properly be called a genuine and successful holiday. No other holiday so universally premeates with its spirit the hearts of all people. No holiday established by proclama- j tion or legislation will ever be so generally observed or enjoyed, as is the Yule tide. This fact has a peeular significance, vewed from a certain an- gle. Christmas is the celebration of the natal day, not so much of an indi- vidual as of a doctrine, or theory. And this theory or doctrine has con- quer: d the world because it has stood the test of time, and gained strength as the people of the world have ad- vanced and become able to realize the beauty, the justice and the truth thereof. This is not said in any at- tempt to minimize the glory of the life that came to the world these many centuries ago in the land of Palestine. That. life will always stand for per- fection. That life will always be a lesson in the perfect love that met and conquered the crucial test. The fact that the life of the Nazarene is a lodestar in this age for the lives of men, teaching them the road to hap- piness and righteousness by its ex- ample, puts it far beyond any of our poor efforts to endeavor to add to or detract from its glory. The fact how- ever, of the strength of the doctrine taught by him, is what makes this a great holiday. The other holidays celebrated are usually anniversaries cf the birth of some man that has stood pronouncedly for some vital ele- ment of this doctrine and who has applied it to some problem of his day. Or it may mark some great deed that has developed somo one idea of this great elemental theory. And that is all. Christmas is the sum of all holidays. -o- 8H0P EARLY Each, year at this time, urgent ap peals are made by the proprietors of the mercantile establishments In tka cities, thru the press, asking the peo ple to do their Christmas shopping Ok Sietine Madonna. b > 7 rsçç V*' « •V yr^ sisTiNE. > IT MADONNA WITH FRAME-_ R epresenting the virgin, not as a mother, but us tbe all powerful queen ot tbe heav ens, descending from clouds which are themselves composed of thousands of cherubs, Raphael's Ma donna di San Slsto, more commonly known as the Slstlna Madonna, ranks, by universal consent as the greatest painting in the world. In the Virgin's arms there la tbe Chrlat Child, whose thoughtful eyea make It appear that he la fully con* •doua of hla deottay aa Saviour of tbe world. On either aide Bt Sixtus IL and 8L Catherine kaeel la adora tion ot the qneen of tho heavens and the Christ Child. Bt Catharine la looking down at tho two cherubs, which tom the base of tho picture and which arc familiar la popular reproductions. Btxtus II. waa bishop of Some from 987 to 988 A. D. and waa martyred un der Valerian. Raphael Sanslo or Baatl was bora la 1489, and this picture, hla master piece, was completed two yeara before Mb death la 1890. Thus the artist waa thlrty-flve yearn old whoa tho greatest picture of all times waa completed. It j early. There is, as every one is well aware, a reason for this and the rea- son resolves itself into one of common humanity. And the same conditions that prompt these appeals in the cit- ies, prevail right here in Roundup. We should all endeavor to consider those who are trying to cater to our wants and give them an opportunity to do justice to themselves and to us by beginning our Christmas shopping early and not wait until the last min- ute for all our purchases, thereby wearing the nerveus system and strength of the salespeople in the dif- ferent stores to tatters, so that they will not be able, on account of physi- cal and mental exhaustion to properly enjoy tine great holiday. Do your duty as humane men and women. You will get better service, you will have more peace of mind; you will not car- ry the memory of the wan tired face of the girl who waited on you on Christmas eve, with you on Christmas day. All merchants have their holi- day stock on display now. Do not put your purchases off from day to day. Right now is the best time to shop. You can do it in comfort for yourself and those who cater to your wants. Get away from the crowd. Begin tomorrow to buy your neces- sary gifts and then you will have it done and over with by the time many others will think of beginning. And you will have had first choice. -o— ACROSS THE LINE IN CANADA The United States consul at Kings ton, Ont., has sent out a warning to Americans who contemplate going to Canada, to stay at home. He says that in four or five years thousands of Americans have passed thru Kingston on their way to the Canadian north west, having an Idea that In that part of the Canadian dominion a new El dorado awaited them. There have waa hla last Madonna, although ha painted others prior to this time. The Madonua was the favorite theme of painters in the renaissance era in Italy, starting with Fra Angelico, Fra Bar tolommeo and others of tbe first paint era in this period and reaching its height with the completion of the Ststine Madonna by Raphael. Thla Madonna was painted as an altar piece for the church of San Slsto at Piacensa. In 1784 It was purchased by tbe elector Augustus HI. from the Benedictine monastery and Is now tbe property of the Royal gallery at Dres den. Raphael, tbe arttat. died of a fever at Rome when but thirty-seven yeara old. He was tbe son of an artiat and studied at on time under Perugtno. In 1504 Raphael went to live In Florence, where most of hla Madonnas were painted. Hla tome rapidly spread until he was called to Romo to decorate the Vatican. Toward the end of hla life, about the time the Ststine Madonna was com pleted. tbe artiat developed hla own style and did bis greatest work. Aside from hla ability to paint Raphael waa a talented architect been some who have been lucky, but that the great majority have not been is shown by the fact tbat in April, May and June of this year 10,000 citi zens of the United States who sought their fortune in Canada have returned from British Columbia to the United States. There are many Americans now in Canada who cannot get work. Rail ways, manufacturers and business houses in Canada have reduced their number of employes. Young men are advised not to go to Canada unless assured of positions or having suffi cient means to provide for themselves until an opening presents itself. The "Big Brother" idea, adopted by the Helena Elks, seems to us to stand for the finest thing in the world, real, sympathizing humanity. Each individ- ual member of that order has agreed to assume the burden of tbe care of one boy who may be homeless and friendless or who may Just be in need of the one sympathetic friend who tries to understand his little prob- lems and is willing to help him solve them. They will begin this fine work this Christmas, tho it is not a special holiday effort. The members propose to assume a sort of guardianship of one boy each and continue that thru- out the year. This is the essence of fraternalism, and we take our hats off tc the Helena Elks. May the good work continue and grow. -o ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ROUNDUP MARKET REPORT ♦ •++♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ No. 1 Northern ................ 65 No. 2 Northern ................63 No. 3 Northern ................60 No. 1 Turkey Red .............63 No. 2 Turkey Red .............61 No. 1 Durum ..................63 No. 2 Durum ..................61 No. 1 Western ................68 No. 2 Western.................53 ,No. 1 Flax....................$1.16 ,No. 2 Flax....................$1.10 (Malting Barley, per cwt.......90 No. 2 Barley...................85 Oats, per cwt..................$1.15 TO SECURE WORK FOR BOY8 IN THE SCHOOL OP AGRICULTURE The School of Agriculture at the Montana State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts has the largest enrollment in its history. Principal J. H. Holst will endeavor to secure Montana Lumber Company iam Four reasons why the New Deere excels. 1. Quality of work. 2. Ease of management. 3. Lightness of Draft. 4. Strength and Durability. V 4 « Montana Lumber Company werk during the six months of vaca tion for the deserving boys who are not employed at home. » Many of the boys in the school are employed In the dairy or about the experiment station occasionally and this gives an opportunity for judging their ability to render efficient ser vice. Again, boys show especial In terest in certain subjects in the school < » Roundup-Farrell Motor Transit Company Car leaves soatb end oi Mais street, Roaodop, for Camp 3, Old Rondip Gibbtown Klein and Farrell .... TIME CARD Elfsctiv* Nevsaber ZS, 1*13 10:00 o. m. Car Leaves Farrell for / 12:00 M. Ronadnp and inter« 1 \ 2:00 p. m. 1 4:00 ) 6:00 ' 8:00 \ 10:00 mediate point* . . ] i >1:00 a. 1:00 p. 3:00 5:00 7:00 9:00 10:30 ROUNDTRIP FARE: Reandapte Gibbtowa, Farrell, Klein and retira, 75 cents. One way only, 50 cent*. Roaadap to Old Ronadnp, oae way oaly, 20 coats. PASSENGERS TAKEN ON AND DISCHARGED AT ANY INTERMEDIATE POINT • Give Your Best Friend a j Framed Picture • for Christmas • He will appreciate it because it is 2 lasting-a constant reminder of you. j I Frame Pictures and : Guarantee Satisfaction • • All kinds picture frames,squares and • ovals. Beautiful line sheet pictures. C. E. Brant 2 First Street Eist and First Ave. Phone 120 ooonoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo and profit to an extraordinary extent by the instruction and they will take an interest in practical work relating to their favorite subject. Farmers and others who wish effi cient help from April to October should write to Principal Holst stat ing, just what they want and he will, if possible, put them in touch with some young man fitted for the Job.