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HELEN 1.1isto rie., 4 1 ' ,4 4°N tANA THE ROUNDUP RECORD VOLUME VI. NO. 52. ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1914. WILL CONSIDER COAL LAND BILL SALE OF COAL LANDS TO REPUB- LIC COAL COMPANY BEFORE CONGRESS. WASHINGTON, March 19.—The senate this afternoon, on motion of Senator Myers, took up his bill for the sale of coal lands to the Republic Coal Co. of Montana for furnishing coal for railroad purposes only. A vote to consider the bill was a tie, 27 to 27, but Vice President Marshall cast the deciding vote for consideration. Sen- ator Walsh offered amendments pro- viding the sale should be forfeited if the coal were used for any other than railroad purposes or if it should be- come a part of a combination an amendment alsp provided that the state should have the right to tax the land and the coal. Senator Walsh said he was opposed to the disposition of lands by special act to special parties, but as the Chi- cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad had no coal and the Northern Pacific has coal, the situation required reme- dying from the standpoint of railroad rates. Senator Kenyon opposed this special class legislation. He said it was vi. clone. Senator Lane of Oregon fa- vored the bill, saying that the North- etn Pacific railroad had a monopoly of coal land under Is darts\ end pre- vented ether roals from getting coal. Other unfinished business then came up and displaced the Myers bill. CHANGE SHOWS IN EN- TERTAINMENT COURSE The Grace Lewis Company, which was to appear here on April 24, as the last number of the Redpath Entertain- mant Course, has been withdrawn and the Dollie McDonnell Concert Com- pany substituted. The change of tal- ent also makes necessary a change of date, and the Dollie McDonnell Company will appear at Roundup on Tuesday, March 31st, according to present plans. The local committee is informed by the Redpath Bureau that the Grace Lewis Company has been recalled from the road owing to adverse re- ports to the quality of their work. The Dollie McDonnell Company com- pleted a very successful trip with the Redpath people last fall, and is being sent west to finish out the season for the Grace Lewis Company. The Mc- Donnell Company comes to us well recommended, and the Bureau assures us that their performance will be high- ly satisfactory to their Roundup audi- ence. The committee therefore suggests that all patrons of the Entertainment course and particularly those who hold season tickets, note carefully these changes in the last number. A more complete account of the kind of entertainment t obe given by the Mc- Donnell Company will appear in the next issue of The Record. ROSE ROE FINED $100.00. T. LOU CLUB- H0U5E DIMMED News Snap.shots President Wilson urged congress to repe th al e toll exemption section of tile P e anama canal ail, so that American coastwise ships' passing through the Gatun and other locks would not be favored over foreign bottoms. The Giants and White Sox globe Of the Week trotters returned, the picture showing the meeting of the magnates aboard the incoming ship as follows, left to right: Han Johnson, F. J. Farrell, Callahan, McGraw and Comiskey. Over thirty were killed in the Missouri Athletic clubhouse tire, S, Louis. Senator Fall of New Mexico attacked the administration over Mexico. while Vergara's body was recovered and Governor Colquitt of Texas gave the rangers a cleau bill of health. Danny Murphy jumped from Athletics to Brooklyn reds. Congressman Monahan of Minnesota attack.' the western grain 1 exchanges. RENSHAW-BARKER County Clerk and Recorder Journeys to Townsend Where He Is Mar- ried Wednesday. A wedding of more than passing in- terest to Roundup people, took place at Townsend last Wednesday, at high noon, when Miss Ada Barker became the bride of Fred E. Renshaw, the popular county clerk and recorder of Musselshell county. The news came as more or less of a surprise to the many friends of the contracting par- ties here, tho when Miss Barker left Roundup about a month ago, suspi- cions were rife that the important event would be consummated in the not distant future. Mr. Renshaw has a wide acquaint- ance in Musselshell county having been located at Lavine for over two years engaged in the practice of law before being elected to the position of county clerk and recorder two years ago. The bride was a resident of Roundup for about a year during which time she was employed as book- keeper for H. E. Marshall. During her stay in this city she made a host of friends auil was regarded as one of the most popular of the young ladies of her set. The happy couple left immediately after the ceremony on an extended tour of the coast cities. They will be at home after April first. The Record desires to extend con- gratulations and the very best wishes for all happiness to the newlyweds. The \Rose Roe\ case, an offshoot of the case filed in district court here a few weeks ago, charging Jack Le Favor alit. Harry DeRuscha of Mel. stone with white slavery, was tried in Musselshell last Friday and the defendant, \the woman in the case\ was found guilty and fined $100. A short stay of execution was granted. The case, as first instituted against LeFavor fell thru when the federal grand jury at Great Falls found they could not indict because the crime of transporting the woman as was al- leged, had taken place prior to the going into effect of the Mann act, so that the act was not criminal at the . time it took place according to the ' time set forth in the complaint and as found by the grand jury. Later a charge of adultery was filed against the man and he has not as yet been tried. Under the law of th. state el Montana, the offense charged is rely a misdemeanor. Th. ear,. rill to tried before Justice McFaul of ‘111..el- shell, a change of venue having been' taken from Judge McVay's court here.' Mrs. DeRuscha of Minneapolis, said to be the real wife of the man com- plained against, is here and will be used as a witness when the case comes to trial. CITY POLITICS SHOW SOME SIGNS OF LIFE J. H. Grant Seems to Have Field to Himself for Mayor—Other Can- didates. City politics are beginning to show signs of activity, several petitions for various candidates having been brought to light the past week. Pres- ent indications seem to point that the mayoralty campaign will be a com- paratively tame affair, there being at the present time but one avowed can- didate for the job—J. H. Grant. The labor union element has been talking of putting a candidate in the field and have appointed a committee to pick on somebody. They are to submit their slate tonight. W. R. Evans and W. J. Noble have been mentioned as possible candidates on this ticket, tile latter, however, asserting that he will not enter the race. It is believed that the Civic League is carefully grooming a dark horse to be brought forth for the fray when the proper time comes. For the office of city treasurer a pe- tition was circulated this week in be- half of C. E. Davison. It is under- stood that another petition Is to be gotten out favoring I. E. Schneider for this position. Judge 0. R. McVay Is thus far the only candidate for police magistrate. Diligent search is being made in the different wards for suitable alder - manic timber. In the first, H. P. Lambert, H. A. Seitzinger, W. E. Wynne and J. B. Ryan are possible candidates. H. P. Nelson, Sr., has announced himself ris a candidate from the second. The third is sup- posed to be practically barren of will- ing candidates, altho Elmer Schefsick, A. J. Rose. and Geo. Willard are mentioned. IMPORTANT COAL LAND CASE HEARD HERE TUESDAY State of Montana Disputes Title to Half Section of Coal Land With Fred W. Handel. The state of Montana vs. Fred W. Handel is the title of an important coal land case which was heard be- fore U. S. Commissioner W. J. Jame- son of this place Tuesday. This is the seceond hearing in the same case, the former hearing having resulted in a ruling by the department of the in- terior in favor of Fred Handel. This was recently reversed by the secre- tary of the interior, hence the hearing this week. The land Involved is the E 1 / 2 of section 36-9-30. Ordinarily sec- tion 36 in all townships belongs to the state, and when Mr. Handel made his filing on this as coal land in 1909 the state protested the entry on the ground that it was not known to con- tain coal until after the survey was made and accepted therefore belong- ing to the state instead of the public dotnain. The defense had numerous witness- es here to prove that it was generally known at he time the filing was made that the land was mineral in charac- ter. Among the witnesses were W. B. Cooley, W. C. Grant, Geo. Mc- Cleary, Sr., E. C. Sampson, Adolph Imboden and John Neace. Mr. Han- del was represented by Hamilton Wright of Helena, and David Hilger of Lewistown, while the state's inter- ests were looked after by Deputy At- torney General C. S. Wagner and Joseph Oker, assistant register of the state land office'. EDITORS OF MUSSELSHELL COUNTY MET HERE SUNDAY The newspaper editors of Mussel- shell county met here last Sunday to talk over matters pertaining to their liminess and to take steps toward the formation of a county press associa- tion. The editors represented were: M. W. Stockwell, of Musselshell; Evan Lee, of Lavine; C. H. Allen, of Ryegate, and the local pencilpushers. Another meeting will be held at La- vine in a few weeks at which time steps will be taken to perfect an or- ganization. Mrs. Jess Early, last Monday duirng the absence of her husband at work in the mine at number three, boarded train number 15, taking with her, her trunk and the hard won savings of Mr. Early totaling the not negligible sum of about $175. Thinking that the lady had sought Billings as the pas- tures new in which she proposed to enjoy the fulness of life, Mr. Early made an unfruitful trip to that little city. Later he frond that his wife's trunk was put off at Lavine. It thought that she continued her merry way to the Copper Ctiy. • • • Al. a meeting of the Roundup Vol- unteer Fire Department held last 1\lon. day evening, the following officer , were chcsen for the current year: President, R. .1. Brennan: Vice Presi- dent, Joe Pennirgton; Set rotary, P. C. Hagerman; Treasurer, C. E. Fo- ley; Chief, W. R. Evans; Assistant Chief Al Bailey. Arrangements were made to provide funds for sending two representatives to the state fire- men's meeting to be held in :1na- conda during August. DAVE HILGER BOOSTS PANA- MA -PACIFIC EXPOSITION Montana to Be Represented by Credit- able Building and Display—Re- port of Commission. Dave Hilger, of Lewistown, chair- man of the Montana Panama -Pacific exposition commission appointed by Governor Stewart, was in the city Tuesday and Wednesday on business matters, and while here gave out some interesting information concerning the big snow in 1915. According to pret- est indications Mr. Hilger estimates that there will be about $50,000 avail- able for the Montana exhibit, half of which has already been subscribed by the different counties of the state, and the other half to be subscribed privately. The commission ifit now preparing a Montana badge the sale of which will also go to swell the fund. \Vhen informed that the board of , runty commissioners of Musselshell county had just Appropriated $750 for the fair, Mr. Hilger expressed his appreciation and said that he was very much pleased to see Musselshell county, which formerly was a part of his home county and in the organ- ization of whit..., Ice took considerable interest, in the list with the other prcgressive counties of the state that had made like appropriations. The exposition committee last week s'ubmitted a report to Gov. Stewart of which the following is 4 4 excerpt: \From any and every point of view, we believe that Montana would suffer material loss, in addition to being humiliated in the eyes of her sister states and of the world, should the ex- position open without a Montana state building upon the site chosen and dedicated two years ago. For the small sum of about $15,000, an ade- quate building can be erected. In ad- dition to that, there should be avail- able funds for assembling, transport- ing and maintaining the exhibit. \It is conservatively estimated that of the many millions of visitors to the 'position, 40 per cent will be there as much for business as for pleasure and entertainment. They will come from all parts of the globe. Some will be seeking homes in America; some from our Atlantic seaboard and the Mississippi valley will be seeking homes in the great west. What at- tention will these give to the claims of a state that is not officially repre- sented on the exposition grounds, that is not visibly reprsented by a build - big from which the state flag floats? How can Montana attract even the passing atention of homeseekers if Item state building site is an unim- proved lot, while the other Rocky mountain states and all the Pacific , oast states are adequately represent - al by state buildings. 10,000 FISHERMEN MAY HAVE PERISHED; 3,000 KNOWN DEAD ST. PETERSBURG, Mar. 18.—The :,orm which swept over Russia, ac- Jerding to a dispatch from Rostoy, -aimed more than 3,1100 victitns in the territory near the mouth of the river Den. A fishing settlement of 400 houses of Atchuovisk Spit was zwept away. the victims numbering at I- set 300. Most men who are starving would According to an Astrakan dispatch rather appeal for help to a sinful Omrs are entertained for the safety gambler than to a church organize - of the fishing fleet and crews number- tion for charity, and every one down ihg 10,000 men. on his luck isn't a blithering idiot. ENTHUSIASTIC FOR BASEBALL Probable That Roundup Will Be In the Field This Year With Crack Baseball Team. An enthusiastic meeting of base- ball fans wits held in the rooms of the l'ioneer Club Monday evening for the purpose of devising ways and means for the gathering together of a crack ball team for the coming season, and for the further purpose of ascertain- ing the exact temperature of the base- ball fever in Roundup. That Roundup should have a real base ball team at class this season wles the consensus of opinion of those present. A commit- tee consisting of Al Shaw, Bill Noble, Fred E. Renshaw and Joe Cherry was appointed to look over prospective leaguers, and also to see what film- cia a lbacking can be secured for the team, \SLAYTON\ IS NAME OF NEW JUNCTION STATION Close Connections Can Now Be Made Between Two Roads—Good Ac- commodations. E,Jablishing the new town of Slay- ton named in honor of the Hon. Dan Slayton, at the junction of the Chi- cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul with the Billinge & Northern, Roundup gets an approximately direct connection with Billings. The station is already built and while no orders have been re- ceived on the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul trains to stop there regularly as yet, it is probable that It will soon be made a regular stopping place for all trains. Train number 15 will stop there now to let off passengers tic- keted from Roundup and the agent at Slayton will flag all trains to let on passengers scheduled to stop at sta- tions where regular stops are tnade by the train flagged. A three story depot with a power elevator for transferring of freight and baggage from one road to anoth- er has already been erected. Three telegraph operators will be employed at the depot, and it will be possible at all times for passengers to obtain information regarding trains. The establishment of this new town cannot but affect Lavine adversely insofar as transient business is con- cerned. The stage line between La- vina and Belmont which had quite a lucrative business in the past will be a poor investment in the future. The following time tables will give an idea of the connections that can be made at the new point: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R. No. 17 Westb'nd ar Slayton 1:20 a m I No. 15 Weatb'nd an Slayton 11:29 a m No. 91 Westb'nd an Slayton 1:40 P m No. 18 Easth'nd ar Slayton 5:40 p m Ni. 16 Eastb'nd ar Slayton 6:45 p m No. 92 Eastb'nd ar Slayton 9:55 a m Billings & Northern Railway. No. 43 Burlington, northbound ar- rives at Slayton about 8:30 a. m. 239 Northbound local arrives at Slayton about 2:35 p. m. No. 44 Burlington southbound ar- riws at Slayton about 4:30 p. m. No. 240 southbound local arrives at Slayton about 1:05 p. m. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE ROUNDUP TO HAVE POULTRY SHOW MUSSELSHELL COUNTY POULTRY ASSOCIATION FORMED HERE LAST SATURDAY. \Vitt, the object in view of having an mutual poultry show in Roundup an association to be known as the Musselshell County Poultry and Pet Stock Association was organized here last Saturday afternoon. The meet- ing, which was held in Newton's hall, was called at the instance of G. H. Fawcett of Gage who has taken the initiative in forming the organization. It was not evry well attended, but enuf chicken fanciers were present to war- rant going ahead with the organiza- tion. It is the purpose of the association to hold an annual poultry show in Itoundup, the first one to be held some time in December this year. The following officers were chosen: G. H. Fawcett, President, W. E. Wynne, Vice President. P. C. llagerman, Secretary. H. P. Lambert, Treasurer. The executive committee consists of the following: H. I. Case, W. F. Ording, F. C. Clausen. J. P. Mayer, George Smith, all of Roundup; D. R. Martin, of Klein; W. W. Eelker of Musselshell. The following constitute a commit- tee appointed to draft a Constitution and set of by-laws: W. E., W. F. Ording and A. W. Eiselein. The membership fee was placed at one dollar and everybody is invited to join. Saturday, April 11, has been set as the date for the next meeting which will be held • in the directors' room of the First National Bank of this city at 8 o'clock in the evening. Everybody interested is earnestly re- quested to be present at this meeting. MARRIED THIRTY-FOUR YEARS Meagher County Democrat: Our estimable friends, Mr. and Mrs. George Lyons, Sr., celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on Tues- day of this week. All these years have been spent on their beautiful ranch near Twodot. In recalling their early married life, many thrilling events transpired. In those pioneer days the Musselahell Valley afforded the Indians a rendezvous for their favorite pastime that of hunting, and, white settlers being few, the presence of the Indians was often cause for alarm. For the brave pioneer women with such undaunted courage, your writer has great admiration and a sin- cere regard. That the good Lyons may long continue their pleasant life voy- age and In our midst, is the hope ex- pressed by their many friends, the en- tire community. Mrs. Ed. Rousseau of this city is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyons mentioned in the above article. BRAND NEW NOSE IS MADE FROM ONE OF MAN'S RIBS BALTIMORE, Mar. 17.—With a new nose, made from one of his ribs strap- ped to his face, which was denud.1 of features In a sawmill accident three years ago, Ross Allen, a young Cana- dian, is recoveriag from a remarkable operation at a hospital here, it was announced today. It was - the most important of a series of skin grafts which have given him new lips and a new nose covered with skin taken from his forehead. The last opera- tion was completed a week ago, and is considered a success by the sur- geons. MELSTONE GETS BUSY ON NEW COUNTY SCHEME Petitions Are Now Circulated in Ter- ritory Comprising Proposed County of Russell. Word comes from the east end of the county that the Melstone county divisionists are busy on their scheme, and now have petitions in circulation in the territories effected asking for the holding of a special — election to settle the question one way or the other. No definite information has, been received here as to where the west boundary line of the proposed county is to be drawn. It Is the inten- tion of the promoters to have every- thing in readiness for the holding of the special election sometime In July.

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