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HELENA, MONTANI. A THE ROUNDUP RECORD LL'oE VI. NO. 41. trtt , r1 2 es 6 ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1914. - ROUT. WINE VHS AUTOMOBILE GRAND JOINT AUTOMOBILE CON- TEST COMES TO SPECTACU- LAR CLOSE DEC. 31. Bushels of Votes Counted Nearly a,s Many Votes Cast During Last Month as Were Cast During Entire Contest Preceding -Nearly Six Million Votes in the Final Count -Contestants Deserving of Much Praise. + +4. + + + + +4. • THE WINNERS + First Prize -Automobile + Robert McInnis 3,167,670 • Second Prize -Plano + Lucille Knapp Bunker.2,684,095 + Third Prize -Phonograph ▪ Fourth Prize -Toilet Set + Walter Johnston 1 235,646 + Lottie Howry 1 576,610 $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE N ews Snapshots The new currency bill was finally passed by congress and signed by President Wilson. It is intended to reform the banking system of the country. Representative David 1. Lewis of Maryland introduced a bill in congress providing for the taking over Of the Week of all the telephone companies in the country by the government. Brigadier General Franklin J. Itell was ordered transferred + + + + + + + + in charge of the Second division of United States troops at Texas City. Tex Captain James II. Gieunon was placed in charge of +i the battleship Wyoming to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Captain Chapin Henry M. Waite, city engineer of CISCIIIMIL was chosen as city man- + I ager of Dayton. 0 William and Samuel Muncy celebrated their ninety-fifth birthday ou Christmas day. General Zapata drew nearer to Mexico City. +I --- --------- ---,- _ 1 4,1ROUNDUP WILL HAVE BUT RECORD BREAKING YIELD DAN CUPID GAINS IN GOLD STRIKE IN SNOWIES +1 ONE U. S. COMMISSIONER M USSELSH ELL COUNTY I Three Applications for Position of U. S. Commissioner in Roundup De- nied by Judge Bourquin. Roundup will hereafter have but one United States Commissioner, Wm. J. Jameson, Federal Judge Bourquin having on Monday denied the appli- ctaions of three Roundup men for appointment as a second commission- er here. The term of C. H. Tyler, The grand joint automobile contest who hes been U. S. Commissioner conducted the past six months by The here for four years, expired December Roundup Record, H. E. Marshall, 23rd. He was one of the applicants Blair's Drug Store and Dean & Skeie for reappointment. The others who came to a spectacular close Wednes- day evening at eleven o'clock, the winners being given at, the head of this article. The counting of the votes of which there were literally bushels, was commenced by the judges at 0:00 o'clock behind closed doors until balloting ceased as an- nounced at eleven o'clock. Not until nearly one o'clock a. in. was the last ballot counted there having been cast during the last month since the count of November 28 a total of nearly six million votes. The vote during December was heavier than' during the entire period prior to De- cember 1. The contest was a successful one from the very start and those back of it are exceedingly gratified at the results. The merchants report sub- stantial increases in business espes- cially during the last month, and The Roundup Record has been enabled to add several hundred new subscrib- ers to its list. That the contest wsa a successful one must be credited to the contestants, all of whom were up and doing all the time. Altho rivalry was keen at all stages of the cotntest there was no hard feeling between any of the candidates, and now that It is over they are all ready to join In congratulating the successful ones. The promoters of the contest wish to thank each one of the contestants for their lively interest and untiring ef- orts to make it a Emcees. Not one of the candidates who remained tw- elve in the race until the close will go unrewarded as provisions have been made for consolation prizes. The official final count as reported by the judges, I. E. Schneider awl 0. W. Lambert, is as follows: Robert McInnis 3 167,07 ,, Lucille Knapp Bunker 2,684,045 Lottie Howry 1,570.010 Walter Johnston 1,235.0.10 Mrs. Jake Henninger 888,915 W. G. Jarrett 509,61:i Evelyn Fisco 496,075 Wilma Summers 901,205 W. J. Noble 359,550 Arthur Smirl 377,510 1 131 REGISTERED FOR SPEC- IAL BOND ELECTION The registration for the special wa- ter works bond election to be held on the 6th, exceeded the registration for the last election by three, the total this time being 131. As that, the ree- istr,ation is much smaller than it should be. It seems to he hard te get it clear to the voters that it is absolutely necessary to register if they expect to vote. The registration by wards as follows: First ward 86; The regular meeting of the Retail Second ward 23; Third ward 22. The Clerks' Union will be held Monday third ward comes the nearest to a full evening. January 6th. There will be registration of its voters of any of the a social session. Members are limit. wards. ed to one guest. made known theirdesire tohold the office were C. E. Davison and M. Dearman. In denying .the applications the court held that only one commission- er should be stationed at Roundup and others should be placed at other towns to make it more convenient for settlers to carry on their business with the eorrunhisioners. U. S. COMMMISSIONER AT THF.CE FORKS REMOVED Federal Judge Bourquin Holds That Vetlepson Erred in Handling Homestead Proofs, BUTTE, MONTANA, Dec. 30. -Fed- eral Judge George M. Bourquin yester- day removed Martin Vetleson as Unit- ed States commissioner at Three Forks in announcing his decision on the charges filed against Vetleson, which allege that he . accepted final land proofs and certified to them without being present when the hearing was held. Vetleson in answering the charges before the federal court last month admitted that the hearings in question were held before -his clerk during his absence, but declared that when he returned he personally ques- tioned the witnesses and assured him- self that their testimony was correct before certifying to the final proof and administering the oath. Judge Bourquin held in his decision yesterday that Vetleson is guilty of a misdemeanor and as punishment re- moved him from office. In giving his opinion, Judge I3ourquin said: \The certificates and jurats to the land proofs were false. It needs no argument to demonstrate the impro- priety of such conduct and the gravity of possible consequences. Under the Montana law a public officer who knowingly issues a false certificate is guilty of a misdemeanor . Where public officers are removable for cause only, the issuance of a false certificate is held to furnish such cause. The court by statutory authority appoints and may remove a United States com- missioner. \No doubt the issuance of false cer- tificates and jurats was from no ccr- rupt thotive, but only to preserve by misrepresentation of the facts the in- tegrity of the final proofs. There is no excuse. To condone such wrongful official action would defeat the pur- pose of such certificates and jurata and demoralize the service. Hence it is ordered that Martin Vetleson be, and he hereby is, removed from the office of the United States Commissioner.\ Melstone Rancher Averaged 46 Bush- el f s of Wheat to the Acre -Some Averged 53 Bushels. Sam Wilson and Joe Benson, two prominent ranchers of the Me -Intone country, were in the city today on buginess matters. They took occa- sion to call at The Record office to renew allegiance for another year and to tell the editor a few of the good things that have come to them during 1913. Mr. Wilson is a bonanza farm- er having a large ranch about twelve miles southwest of Melstone. He had 700 acres in wheat last year which produced on an average of 46 bushels to the acre. About 100 acres which were smnmer fallowed yielded 53 bushels to the acre. As a whole this is considered one 'of the best yields reported here. Mr. Wilson is engag- ing extensively in tile hog business and is utilizing a portion of his grain Ill that manner. QUESTIONS CITY'S RIGHTS TO REVOKE SALOON LICENSES BILLINGS, MONT., Dec. 31. -The constitutionality of ordinances in other Montana cities giving city councils the right to revoke saloon licenses was called into question by a decision by Judge A. P. Stark of Livingston in the district court at Bozeman yesterday, when he granted an injunction asked by the proprietors of a saloon against revocation of their license by the coun- cil. CUMMINS URGES COMMITTEE PLAN Fair Fulfillment of Demand for Reor- ganisation, He Says. DES MOINES, IA., Dec. 31. -Adher- ing to the program for the reorgani- zation of the Republican party deter- mined upon at the recent meeting of the Republican national committee in Wahington, was urged by Senator Al- bert B. Cummins in an address last night before the Grant dab here. The senator asserted he had not changed his mind as to the superior- ity of his own plan for an extraordi- nary convention of the Itepublican party to adjust the matters of rules and representation, but he recognized that the proposed convention was a \means to an end, and that the changes themselves were the substan- i I thIngs to be accomplIshed.\ He accepted the action of the na- Donal committee as a \fair fulfillment of the demand for reorganization.\ With reference to the third party movement, Senator Cummins said he could not concur in the conclusion that true \I'rogressiveism\ necessitated the formtaion of that party. \While the Republican party is now suffering the consequences of its ex- treme and overwhelming defeat,\ he said, \to me there has never been a day in its career so bright with 'hope as the day just closed. When It re- turns to power, as I confidently be- lieve it will In the near future, it can- not be otherwise than true to the mis- sion it was born to fulfill.\ The senator, after a brief discussion of currency and tariff legislation, con- cluded with the statement that he had determined to spend the remain - ding years of his public service to his party in the restoration of the Re- publican party to its old-time strength. 103 Marriage Licenses to Wed Issued During 1913 Against 24 Di- vorces Granted. A scanning of the records of the clerk of the district eourt for the past three years, prceents many interest- ing phases. One thing that might induce somber reflection 00 the part of those pessimistically Inclined, is the fact that the proportion of inerease in the number of divorces in the past year as against the number of divorces in 1912. is slightly greater Ulan the proportionate increase in marriage li- censes issued. In 1912, nineteen di- vorce actions were 111ed while this year twenty-four couples have disa- greed except upon the one point -that life apart is sweeter than life together. Eighty-two marriage licenses were is- sued in 1912 as against 103 this last year. C,vil actions are on the increase, criminal cases have been fewer hiring the years 1911 and 1912 199 civil oases were filed making an aver- age for one year of 97. During the year 1913. 129 civil cases were filed. During the past year 128 have made forty-three criminal actions were pros- ecuted in the district court while dur- ing the past year only fourteen have reached the istrict court. During the past year 128 have made their declaration of intention to be- come citizens of -the United Sttaes. Ninety-seven certificates of naturali- zation were issued. Take it all in all the figures drawn from these records are encouraging. They show a decrease in criminality and a good healthy number of for- eigners who have found this country good to live in. ROUNDUP COAL IN GREAT FALLS First Commercial Shipment of Round- up Coal to Great Falls Made Last Week, GREAT FALLS, MONT., Dec. 27. - The first commercial shipment of freight to be received in Great Falls over the new Milwaukee railroad was car No. 31823 St. Paul a car of Round- up coal shipped by the Roundup Coal Mining company of Roundup, consign- ed to H. H. Black and Son. The car left the Roundup mines on Dec. 19 and arrived in Great Falls yesterday which is considered very good time in view of the condition of the roadbed from whoown west. Photograplm are be ing taken of the car which is placard- ed with banners to be used for adver- tising purposes by the railroad and the mine. SNOWY MOUNTAINS WILL BE STOCKED WITH ELK LEWISTOWN, MONTANA, Dec. 29. If all goes well, the Snowy moun- tains will before long once more be the haunts of the noble elk. Thomas Berkin and Janice Weaver, deputy game wardens for this district, who have been planning to bring in two cars of elk from the National Park to be put in the Snowies, have received loyal support from the sportsmen, as well as the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce, and now see their way clear to meet the expense and carry out the project. With elk well pro- tected, it will not be many years be- fore the mountains will once more be well stocked with these animals. Five Mineral Locations in Snowy Mountains Filed Here Last Saturday Five mineral locations in the Snowy mountains were filed last Saturday by a company headed by A. P. Brewing - ton. The filings cover petroleum, gas and gold rights to the land. The land Is located in the northwest corner of the county, where prospects for gold have been strcng and some investiga- tion of the probability of finding gold Ill paying quantities was made ..,ome years ago, but on account of the lack of transportation at that time the search did not progress very far. The following described lands were filed on: SWtO 24-11-19; Et/sNW4; NWUNWIA; SWV,NEti 25-11-19; W 1 / 2 NW'/4 31-11-20, E 1 / 2 NE% 36-11-19; SE'/4 25-11-19; SW13 31-11-20. It is generally conceded that there are minerals of various kinds in the Snowlee and it Is to be hoped thht tais company will dev:Icti the pros• poets thoroly. The board of comity commissioners are in session today. 26 PER CENT CUT IN MONTANA RATES Schedules from Montana Distributing Points Are Lowered by State Commission. -- HELENA, MONTANA, Dec. 29. -An average reduction of 26 per cent in rates from Montana distributing points was ordered, to take effect within 20 days, in a decision by the Montana railroad commission today. This means a reduction of just that much from the rates of Portland, Seattle and Spokane, which were established by the interstate commerce commis- sion. The decision also extends the distri- buting rates from the first four dessert under the western classification to all ten classes and in addition, extends the rates for the smaller places, which have enjoyed them only in limited ter- ritory, to every place along the vari- ous lines of railways. \If the state is to be encouraged in meeting the competition of outside in- dustries,\ says the commission, \and further to encturage extensively any manufacturing, it is apparent that re. lief must be afforded from the high freight rates that have heretofore been in effect, and give to the con - inners the benefit of the reductions hich we feel they are entitled to.\ Merehandise shipped ender the first four classes, in which the average re- duction for distances from five to 235 miles is 15 per cent. The greatest re- duction falls on fourth class stuff, un- der which the bulk of the business moves. The reduction in the fifth class on distances from five to 325 miles is 38 per cent, and on greater distances the percentage of reduction is still greater. Reductions in other classes for the ame distances follow: Class A, 38 per cent; class B. 38 per cent; class C, 33 per cent; class D, 35 per cent; class E, 33 per cent. The Amount \Was Mrs. Pankhurst's visit to this country really worth while.\ \Quite sp. It was worth $20,000 worth.\ COAL PRODUCTION IS 3,365,712 TONS INCREASE OF MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND TONS OVER LAST YEAR. Musselshell Co. Second Carbon the Biggest Producer, Mussel- shell Second and Cascade Third. - Mines Worked on Average of 202 Days. --To Furnish Local Market Million More Tons Required. HELENA, MONTANA, Dec. 30. - Over three and one-third million tons of coal were mined in Montana during 1913, valued at $6,611,079.72, according to the annual report of State Coal In- spector J. B. McDermott, that was laid before Governor Stewart today. While the production shows an in-. crease from 48 to 59 mines and of 221,- 933 tons over that of 1912, the increase in value is only $11,000, due to the fact that coal was a cheaper commo- dity than in 1912. In 1880 Montana's production was 224 tons. Where 3,568 men were emplyed in 1912 and the average daily production per man was 4.3 tons. in 1913 3,768 meen were employed and the average production per man was 4.4 tons. Fif- teen men were killed and 71 injured In the mines this year. The percent- age of the tnen killed to every 1,000 employed was 3.98 compared to 2.78 In 1912. Mines worked on an average of 202 days. The production by counties was as follows: Carbon, 1,389,690 tons; Mus- selshell„ 982,516 tons; Cascade, 917,147 tons; l'ark, 27,582 tons; 11111, 10,213 tons; Blaine, 8,213 tons; Fergus, 8,067 tolls; Sheridan. 5,655 tons; Couteau, 3,996 tons; Custer, 1,983 tons; Mis- soula, 1,549 tons; liaweon, 150 tons. Of the total poduction 8,018,490.8 tons were shipped on the cars, 29,605.3 tons were impplied to locomotives; 98,- 847 tons were sold locally and 218,869 tons were used at the mines or wasted. Thirty-one per cent of the coal or 1,057,345 tons, were machine mined and 2,30,368 tons were shot off the solid and hand mined. Of black pow- der 80,550 kegs were used and 26,765 pounds of dynamite. One of the odd things the report mentions is the fact that many of the coal properties are equipping their plants with hydro -electric power for pumping, haulage, undercutting mm' inc machines and to run compressors for other mining machines. Commenting on the increase of sev- en per cent over the production in 1912 Mr. McDermott says it will con- tinue to increase for the next few years, and that \If we ever begin to mine all the cent we consume in Mon- tana we have a market for nearly one million more tons more than we are now producing\ FARMERS' INSTITUTE JAN. 10 -- Speakers of Wide Reputation Will Ad- dress Farmens Here Saturday, Jan, 10. Farmers should be mindful of the Farmers' Institute that is to be held in Roundup on Saturday, January 10. And it might also be added that farm- ers' wives and children, business men and townspeople are all invited to attend the sessions of the institute as matters of interest to all will be under dislrusslm. Three Sessions will be held here, one in the forenoon at 10:30, one in the afternoon at 1:00, Wei another in the evening at 8:00 o'clock. Supt. F. S. Cooley will conduct the institute. He will be assisted by able speakers who are experienced in agri- cultural work. Among these will be Hon. 0. C. Gregg, of Minnesota, a dairy expert. and A. J. Walrath, an extensive grain farmer of the Galled.). valley. MOTHER OF 21 AT 40 YEARS EMPORIA, KANSAS, Dec. 81. -The twenty-first child, a son, has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus P. Mosiander of this city, Mrs..Moslander is forty.