The Roundup Record (Roundup, Mont.) 1908-1929, March 06, 1914, Image 1

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THE OUNDUP RECORD VOLUME VI. NUMBER 50. ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COCNTY. MONTANA. FRIDAY. MARCH. 6, 1914. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE ENGINEER SUBMITS REPORT OF SURVEY OF ELSO TWP. Decree to Be Issued by Judge Crum When District Court Convenes Here Next Week. Engineer Eugene C. Sampson last Friday filed a report of his survey of township 7N., range 24 E., with Clerk of the District Court W. G. Jarrett. The report is addressed to Judge Crum who will take up the matter when he comes here to hold court next week. It is probable that he will is- sue a decree ordering the establishing of the corners as reported by Mr. Sampson, providing no protests are voiced by residents of the township In question. The report is given in full below: To HON. C. L. CRUM, Judge of the District Court, Thirteenth Judicial District: I herewith submit the following as my report of the conditions as I found them in making a survey of Township 7N, Range 24E: The investigation was made between Nov. 25, and Dec. 12th, 1913. Accord- ing to the terms of the petition, I began at the southeast corner of Township 7N., Range 24E. and re- traced the south boundary thereof. I found all the section corners except the corners to Sections 31 and 32 on the line intersecting the west bound- ary of the Township 18.10 chains north of the southwest corner of the Township. There appears to have been a line established east from the southwest corner of this township two miles, which line is approximately one quar- ter of a mile south of a line run west- erly by the official plat and field notes of the survey, which show the accept- ed corner to Sections 5, 6, 31 and 32, to be on the north side of the Mos- selshell river instead of one quarter of a mile south of the Musselshell river. I am informed by Wm. Mendenhall of Huntley, Montana, and S. H. Men- denhall of Billings, Montana, both of whom lived In the immediate shclnity of this corner, when the original sur- vey was made in 1883, that the corn- er was built on the north side of the river That. there were two surveys made in this immediate vicinity in the year 1883. That this corner men- tioned was the later or corrected sur- vey that extended over a greater part of the township. That at the time of the corrected survey the corn- ers and monuments of the first survey were not destroyed or removed but left in their original position. This procedure resulted in two sets of corners on Sections 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33. Up to the time of this investigation, the only corners which were known by the present settlers were those of the first sur- vey, which did not conform to the description of corners and topography of the field notes. In my investiga- tion, I found two corners approximate- ly quarter of a mile apart, both refer- ring to Sections 20. 21, 28 and 29, two quarter corners, both referring to Sec- tions 28 and 29 and I also found the quarter corner between Sections 8 and 9, and the corner to Sections 8 and 9, 16 and 17, and the corner to Sections 16, 17, 20 and 21. The last named corners conform with the field notes and plat of the township; also with tirades Hecker, f‘rmer police lieutenant of New York city, convicted of the murder of Ilertnan Rosenthal, was granted a new News Snapshots trial and taken from the Sing Sing death house to the Tombs, New York. Lieutenant J. C. Porte of the English navy arrived O f the Week in New York to Inspect the Rodman Wanamaker hydroneroplane which is being built at Hammondsport, N. Y., for an attempted transatlantic flight. l'orte will be one of the aviators who will fly It. Covey, professional court tennis champion, arrived from England to play Jay Gould, amateur champion, at Philadelphia March 16, Di and 21. Miss Eleanor Wilson, daughter of the president, took a leading part in a bird masque called \Sanctuary\ in New York city. Felix Diu arrived In the United States from Havana. THE REGNIERS COMING WOODARD IS PRESIDENT ANOTHER BELIEVES THERE IS OIL IN MUSSELSHELL COUNTY M. S. Scott Secures Lease of Twelve Sections of Land in This County on Royalty Basis. That there is another man who firm- ly believes that there is oil and gas underneath some of the lands in Mus- selshell county is shown by news Items in the Helena papers last Sat- urday. The items state that Dr. M. S. Scott of Butte has secured from the state land board a lease on twelve sections of oil and gas lands in this county. It is not stated where the land is located. The lease runs for five years, with the privilege of a re - newel for another fifteen years. The state is to receive ten per cent royal- ty on whatever oil, gas or mineral may be found. All these things would seem to indi- cate that Musselshell county will some day develop into a great oil producing country. 7N., but do not agree with the field notes of the subdivision nor with the corners to the east of them. By reason of my finding two corners referring to the same sections, there can be no doubt but what these corn- ers are erronerous and should have been destroyed by the government surveyors when the survey was cor- rected. On the line running north between Sections 31 and 32, 29 and 30, 19 and 20, 17 and 18, 7 and 8, and 5 and 6, I was unable to find any corners what- ever that conformed to the field notes, altho my field notes and the original field notes coincided fairly well, con- sidering that my starting point was tram a temporary corner established by me and immediately on the south bank of the Musselshell river instead of being on the north bank of the Musselshell river where the field notes described the true corner. I have since been informed by S. H. Mendenhall of Billings, Montana, that the true quarter corner to Sections 31 and 32 if obliterated can be deter- mined by the point of intersection of two fences constructed by him many years ago, the north and south fence passing thru this quarter corner and a fence running easterly therefrom I visited this point on February 26th, 1914, and from the evidences of the the known corners to the east and to old fence lines had no difficulty in the south boundary of the township, determining this point and on the as retraced west by me and conformed north and south sides about five feet the north side of the Musselshell river, distant are still depressions giving referring to Sections 6, 6, 31 and 32, evidence of the pits dug to witness as mentioned before. the corner. Considering that this The investigation also discloses that In running the line thru Township 6N., between Ranges 23 and 24E. between Sections 13 and 18, a quarter of a mile was dropped and the Section corner established that far south of its pro- per position. It was never corrected and the error projected as far north as thru Township 7. Then it appears in the original survey that the line between 6 and 7. Township 6N., Range 24E., was run east, thence run north between 5 and 6, 3T and 32, 29 and 30, continuing from Township 6N. into Township 7N., thence east between 20 and 29, thence south between Sec- tions 28 and 29, 32 and 33, two miles, and there the corner was established on the south boundary. It appears that it was discovered that these corners did not agree with the corners east in Township 7N and that later a party returning made the correction but did not destroy the erronerous corners, These erroner, ous corners as stated before agree east and west with the section corn- ers on the west boundary of Township corner has been preserved by Mr. Mendenhall in his act of building this fence, this corner should be treated as an obliterated corner and not a lost corner and should be re-establish- ed at this point in accordance with the instructions given in the pamphlet on \The Restoration of Lost and Oblit- erated Corners and the Subdivision of Sections\ issued by the General Land Office. The lands in Sections 6, 18 and 30 have been practically all located as homesteads by actual settlers, part of whom have located their holdings from the Section corners along the west boundary, claiming due east therefrom, the others basing their lo- cations on lines running from corners on the west boundary to the point of corner described in the field notes, which is approximately one quarter of a mile ncrth of the corresponding corner on west boundary, however. realizing that in the absence of corn- ers, the location of their lines and IC , ntinued on Page 5) A Grade of Popular Entertainment superintendent of Roundup Coal Min - Certain to Please Both Old and ing Compony Is Honored by Well Young. Deserved Promotion The itegniers Company is made up of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. RegnIer. The program presented is one that has been worked out carefully to suit the style and temperament of these two splendid entertainers, consequently they are perfectly at home in their work and present it all with a natural- ness that is ecrtainly pleasing. There are vocal duets, solos, im- versonations, trombone solos, and pianologues all hung together by a frame work in the form of a conver- sational sketch. There is something doing from the first minute they au - pear upon the platform until the cur- tain goes down on the last scene. One of the strong features of this entertainment is the work of Mr. Reg- nier in his remarkable costume im- personations. He introduecs success- fully a great many characters. Many of them are most laughable and all of them are instructive. For an evening of rich enjoyment full of enterprise and enthusiasm go to hear the Regniers. They appear on our Lyceum Course the evening of Thursday, March 12th. + ++++++++++++++++ 4. THE \MUTUAL GIRL\ 4. + +++++++++++.+++.11 , The \Mutual Girl,\ now a once -a - week feature at the Orpheum Theatre has already aroused the Interest of practically every theatre -goer in Roundup. The second film of this 52 - reel subject, which was shown at the Orpheum Monday night, was greeted by a packed house, standing room be- ing at a premium, and as the plot is now thickening it is safe to presume that each succeeding installment will be looked forward to with eager an- ticipation. The idea of the \Mutual Girl\ is based upon the generally admitted In- terest in every city and town of the United States in the daily life --the celebrated sights and personages -of New York -the second city of the world and, in many respects, the greatest. And the method of portray- ing all this upon the motion -picture screen so that it may be caught by the spectator at aglance-and under- stood as quickly by persons of even moderate education -lies in depicting the daily life of a young girl who comes from a small Interior town to visit city relatives and is launched by them into the whirl and fascination of New York society life. To those who may justly claim 'hat to become a social leader in New York is not altogether the annum bonum of early existence, it may be explained that a very considerable number of people in the United States so consider it -and the interest in that sort of thing is a very real one. It may also be claimed that compara- tively few girls, arriving in New York, ever have the chance to patriclpate in the lobs -eating life of those at the top. But they do have a chance to observe that life from the sidewalks - and this series of films enables every man, woman and child in the entire country to observe it with them. In selecting a girl to portray such a life as this, the \Mutual\ was con- fronted with a difficult problem. In a motion -play, an average girl may be taught conventional manners and ob- servances within the limits of two reels at the outside -but in actual life the process is a much longer one. It was therefore necessary to obtain one who was at home in such environ- ment from the very start, one need - At a recent meeting of the stock- holders of the Roundup Coal Mining Company held in Omaha, James E. Wocilard, for the past four years gen- eral manager of that Company's mine here, was elected wesIdent to take the place of G. W. Megeath. Mr. Me - genii, the retiring president, was elected chairman of the board of di- rectors. President Woodard is expected home tomorrow. He will make Roundup his headquarters, the office of the president being moved here from Omaha. It is understood that the office of general manager held by Mr. Woodard in the past will be con- solidated with that of president. The promotion of Mr. Woodard to the presidency comes as a well merit- ed reward, the IIIICCess of the com- pany being due in a large measure to his untiring efforts and energetic management of Its affairs. The mat- ter of developing the company's hold- ings in the Carpenter Creek coal fields was taken up at the stockholders' meeting, but until Mr. Woodard's re- turn nothing will be known as to what was done, log no long course of coaching. Per- sonal attractiveness was naturally another consideration -also, coloring. For various photographic reasons, a light complexion was preferable to a brunette. Then simplicity -natural- ness -freedom from self-censciousness before the camera, etc. After weighing very carefully the merits of many young women in their companies, the Mutual Directors final- ly selected a Maryland girl -born in February 1892, at Cambridge on the Chesapeake ---raised in Baltimore - and educated at Mt. St. Agnes Col- lege, Mt. Washington, Md. She left college in her junior year to obtain a position in the theatrical company supporting Richard Carle -supported Blanche Ring in the \Wall St. Girl\ -and then joined the London Opera liouse Company In \Come over Here.\ Crossing the Atlantic again for a brief visit to her mother, she was persuaded by Director Ritchey to join the Reliance Company, and has been with the Mutual ever since. As a talented young \lead\ of the Reliance Company, her face and acting, on the screen, have become familiar to mil- lions of people in this and other coun- tries who will welcome her in this new and vastly more itnportnnt role. Synopsis of \Our Mutual Girl\ First reel -After a life spent amid primitive surroundings arid country limitations. Margaret, the Mutual Girl, who has lived within the narrow confines of a farm house, receives a letter from her aunt in New York, a wealthy society woman and member of the best sets, to five up the life as a dairy maid and make her home in the great metropolis: ' While Margaret is enthusiastic over the prospect, she is nevertheless sor- ry to leave her country sweetheart, but is induced to do so when a pic- ture of grandeur, beautiful clothes and good times is presented to her. She comes to New York and, unknown to her, is followed by her country boy lover. Her aunt meets her at the Pennsylvania Station and realizes im- mediately that Margaret must undergo a certain amount of training for the society life that she has mapped out. She is whisked to the home of her aunt in Fifth avenue in a limousine (Continued on Page 6) IRRIGATION DISTRICT ELEC- TION CALLED APRIL 4th New Commissioners to Conduct Af- fairs of Musselshell Valley Irriga- tion District to be Elected. Saturday, April 4111, has been set as the date for the election of a new board of commissioners of the Mus- selshell Valley irrigation District, this action having been taken at a meeting of the present commissioners held in tiw office of Attorney C. 11. Tyler in this city Wednesday afternoon. All of the commissioners were present at the meeting. Three polling places were designated with respect to the eastern, central and western portions of the district, as follows: Public School building, Melstone; Handel's hall, Musselshell; Adams Hotel, La- vin. At this time it is not known wheth- er or not there will be any keen rival- ry for places on the board, altho it is probable that a number of candidates will be out. C. H. Tyler, secretary of the district, is looking after the ar- rangements for the election. POPULAR ALDERMAN SURPRISED Quite a surprise was perpetrated upon J. H. Grant, on Monday evening, by his mother, Mrs. Mary Grant, At 7:00 o'clock the guests arrived to remind Mr. Grant that lie had reached another milestone. Soon they were Hide red into the dining room where an elaborate seven course ban- quet was served, covers being laid for elevn. The table was beautifully decorated with cut flowers and ferns. An atmosphere of gaiety prevailed among the guests thruout the meal which was interspersed by much wit and repartee. During the dinner several choice se- lections were played by Mrs. Rous- seau upon the victrola. At 9:30 the guests repaired to the living room where a smoker was en- joyed and tile hours sped pleasantly due to the geniality of their host. The guests- were Dr. Plgoti Dr, O'Neil, Messrs. Rousseau, Radigan, Harry Lambert, Bogue, Ogle, Grams, Hoelting, Anderson and John Grant. At a late hour the guests departed wishing their popular host many more birthdays prompting simillar occa- sions. FILING ON OIL CLAIMS Pennsylvania Oil Expert Will Search Snowy Mountains for Surface Indications. JUDITH GAP, March 4. -The fact that some of the old timers have filed oil claims along the foot hills south of the Snowy mountains, just east of Ju- dith Gap, has stirred up considerable excitement In this town. A man from the oil fields of Pennsylvania is in Judith Gap, and as soon as the weath- er will permit he will make a thoro search of that country for surface in- dications of oil, and the outcome of his Investigation will be watched with great interest by people in this vicin- ity. It has been known for years that there has been seepage of crude oil at different points along the Snowies, and if this expert finds these indica- tions that whole section of the coun- try will be filed on. The claimants will then form a company and will put down one well within a year, which development work on the one claim will hold all the othes, each sharing his proportionate expense of the work. Good shoes for every member of the family at right prices at Hen- drix.-Adv. If you want a real one-man plowing outfit see A. Shaw. He sells the Avery.-Adv. MUSSELSHELL COUNTY FILES SUIT TO RECOVER MONEY PAID Would Regain $2,092.60 Alleged to Have Been Illegally Paid C. E. Davison. Acting under instructions from the board of county commissioners of Musselshell county, County Attorney' (I. J. Jeffries yesterday filed a suit in district court to recover for the coun- ty the sum of $2,092.60 together with 25 per cent damages from C. E. Davi- sail, which, as alleged in the come plaint, was unlawfully paid to Mr. Day. bull for preparing a present owner- ship record of real estate in Mussel- shell county and for searching the records of the land offices for lands .-ubject to assessment on the 1913 roll but which were not included in the all for that year. The complaint sets forth that a con- tract was entered into between Mus- selshell county and C. E. Davison on August 6th, 1913, whereby the latter was to prepare a present ownership record of real estate In the county and to search the records of the Bill- inge and Lewistown land offices for lands subject to assessment in 1913 but which had not been included up --- an the assessment roll for that year, to the end that this land might be as- sessed. Further allegations in the complaint are to the effect that on Dec. 5, 1913, the defendant made his report to the board of county commissioners, which report represented that there were 63,409.45 acres of laud subject to taxa- tion In 1913 which were omitted on the 1913 assessment roll, whereas in truth and in fact there were only 9,863.28 acres thereof that were not on the 1913 roll. That said defendant knowing that said report was errone- ous and simulated and that only 9,863.- 28 acres of land contained in said report was subject to taxation in 1913, falsely represented that 63,409.45 acres were subject to taxation and that the plaintiff was therefore indebted to the defendant In the mini of $3,185.00. That said plaintiff was not indebted to said defendant in that amount or in any other amount in excess of $992.40. The complaint then alleges that the defendant's claim for $3,185.00 was duly allowed and ordered paid; that tile sum of $2,092.60 of said amount was not a just and legal claim against tile county, and that the payment of said amount was without considera- tion and illegal and in violation of See. 1, Article 13 of the constitution of the State of Montana. The county asks judgment for $2,092.60 together with $523.15 damages and for costs and disbursements. CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Minutes of the meeting of the City Council of the City of itoundup, held in the council chambers March 2nd, 1914, at 8:00 o'clock p. m. Council met in regular session there being present; Mayor, H. E. Marshall and Aldermen Egan, Nix, Polich, Reid and Leach. Minutes of meetings of council held during the month of February, were read and approved. Report of city treasurer, of police judge and of chief of police, read and referred to auditing committee. The following bills having been up. proved by the auditing committee, were on the motion of Alderman Nix, second of Alderman Egan allowed and warrants ordered drawn on the pro- per funds for the amounts: Roundup Coal Milting Co., $192; J. E. Potts, $10.90; Roundup Record, $23.20; Marries & Muetzel, $23; Art Stetter, $3.50; J. L. Fisco, $8.25; Davis & Townsiey, $10; Roundup Water Co., $133.35; State Publishing Co., $21.30; John Archivold, $3; Geo. Powers, $1.50; Iva Park, $8; Roundup Fire Department, $79.75. The following bills were presented and read: Art Stetter, $1.50; Round- up Tribune Co., $19.50; Roundup 1 A'a- ter Co., $133.35; Robert Conley, $5.25; Newton Hardware and Implement Co., 26 cents; C. E. Foley, $1.50; C. If. Tyler, (Cedersteen assignment) $43.- 35; J. L. Fisco, $1.00; Gust Christ, $1.50; Roundup Coal Mining Co., $192; Billings & Musselshell Telephone Co., $5.65; George Powers, $10; James E. Potts, $41.65; It. J. Brennan, $100; A. Viland, $75; A. Viland $100. On motion of Reid, second of Egan; the bills of Geo. Powers for $10; J. E. Potts for $41.65; R. J. Brennan for $100; A. Viland for $76, were allowed and warrants ordered drawn on the proper funds for the amounts. Reid reported for street and alley committee, actions taken in handling surface water on streets and. Newton Irrigating Ditch. In the matter of the transfer of sa- loon license by M. T. Polich to block 16 of the original townsite; was dis- cussed by the council and the matter was left for future action to give par- ties an opportunity to file remon- strances when the matter comes up for proper consideration. Attention called by city clerk to - --- (Continued on Page 5)

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