The Roundup Record (Roundup, Mont.) 1908-1929, April 10, 1914, Image 1

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MONTANA /I sturical socisel • THE ROUNDUP RECORD VOLUME VII. NO. 3. ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 19 1 $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE GRANT ELECTED MAYOR OF ROUNDUP' RECEIVES HANDSOME MAJORITY OVER EVANS, THE LABOR CAN- DIDATE—LIGHT VOTE CAST. • + + + + + + + + + + ROUNDUP'S NEW OFFICIAL FAMILY + tir + ▪ Mayor JOHN H. GRANT + + Police Judge....0. R. McVAY + + City Treasurer.S. H. CLARKE 4. Aldermen. + First Ward— + New H. P. LAMBERT I. + Holdover (vacancy caused 4. + by Alderman Grant's election + + as Mayor). + Second Ward 4. — + New JOE FLAHERTY + + Holdover...MATT POLICH + + • Third Ward— + New E J. ROSE + + Holdover. .THOS. W. EGAN 4. +4. 4. 3. 4. .1. + + + ++ Exceptional quiet reigned in our city Monday when the annual city election was held. There was not a lack of interest, but every citizen, entitled to a vote was stepping ginger- ly and speaking in hushed and solemn accents about the weather and kind- red topics, shunning political palaver as the unholy one is reputed to abhor the sacred water. The presense of an unknown quantity, to -wit, the corrupt practices act and the desire of each individual to avoid tahing a fall by means of it, evidently caused this commotion of silence. The vote cast was somewhat light, probably due to the lack of transportation facilities, but the chances are that the result, if more votes had been cast, would only have been larger majorities for those elected. The most pronounced victory gained by any candidate was that won byi John H. Grant the successful candi- date for mayor on the citizens ticket. His election was conceded beforehand by those who claim a knowledge at the feeling of the voters with respect to candidates prior to an election, but few, if any, believed that his vic- tory would be as decisive as it was. The large majority was claimed to be due to the fact that J. W. Newton de- cided at the last moment to withdraw. However, it was, Mr. Grant romped out with 123 votes in his favor out of 209 vates cast for mayor, Evans re - 1 ceiving 66 and Newton, his withdraw• - al, notwithstanding receiving 20. The fight for the office of police magistrate v as considerably closer. The contestants, McVay. Cedersteen and Potts each made a good race, but McVay, endorsed by the labor bodies nosed out with nine votes to the good. This was largely due to the splendid support he eeceived in the turbid third. The vote stood as follows: McVay, 91; Cedersten 82; Potts, 33. The four -cornered contest for the office of city treasurer developed con- siderable interest S. H. Clarke, the popular cashier of the Chicago, Mil- waukee & St. Paul, won out by get- ting 28 votes more than his nearest opponent, Mr. Davison. Schefsick 'came next after Davison with a vote of 53 in his favor, Fitz bringing up the rear with a vote of 16. H. P. Lambert for alderman in the first ward had a walkaway. He re- ceived 80 out of the 121 votes cast for alderman in that ward. Bragstad received 39, while Seitzinger, who had been neglecting politics for his ranch, only received 2. , Flaherty received the aldermanship in the second ward by a majority of 8 of all the votes cast in the ward. Schroeder ran second and Nelson third. E. J. Rose in the third ward had things pretty much his own way, he being the only regularity nominated candidate there. From the ballots (Continued on Page 5) ESTIMATES THE COST OF RAISING WHEAT IN FERGUS LEWISTOWN, Apr. 9.—Carl A. Peterson, the county farmer, has as- certained exactly what the average ...cost of growing a bushel of wheat is at twenty farms in this county, the items including all of the expense and allowing 8 per cent for the value of the land. According to Mr. Peter- son's figures, this foots up exactly 57 1-2 cents. The statistics were com- piled by Mr. Peterson for the use of Secretary L. D. Blodget, who will rep- resent the chamber of commerce at the grain rate hearing at Helena on April 14. The whole matter was gone „over by the railroad committee yester- day, and Mr. Biodget will be provided with much information of value bear- ing upon the subject. At this meeting the chamber sel - et- ed Mayor W. D. Symmes to attend the rehearing on the distributing rate, to be held in Helena, April 20. t ra u t t . atu th i e t Clark, News Snapshotsmadeact, bu a t ftohrecehi house s s e pe y e o c t h ed in f 0 r con th g e re r s e s peai. opposing v ul w P s re re si b d e e is nt pr W es i s ls e, o i n' i s u t s e ta t i li a e l speaker toilsfr o ee fthe h house r o e f l)r t 4 b s e e \tA' tiv Panama es' O f the Week outskirts of Torreon, and the fighting was desperate. Colonel Goethals assumed the governorship of the Panama canal zone, with his headquarters in the new administration building at Aneon. United States Senator John W. Weeks of Massachusetta urged the use of several United States cruisers in time of Peace for Postal service between the United States and South America, via the Panama canal. The Harvard rowing crew began training on the Charles river at Cambridge, Maas. Mrs. Henry Siegel sued lier husband for divorce. • NEW IRRIGATION COM- MISSIONERS ARE ELECTED Three Regularly Nominated Candi- dates Are Chosen Without Op• position. The Musselshell Valley Irrigation District election held ipst Saturday was a tame affair, the etree regularly nominated candidates for commission- er being chosen without opposition. The old board met her Tuesday to canvass the returns, the vote as an- nounced being as follows; Dan Slayton, let District 177 John R. Cooley, 2nd District 173 John R. Neese . , 3rd District 102 differTnee in the vote cast in the third 'district as compared with that in the other two district# 11 .%. caused br , a misunderstandi The landowners in the first and sec- ond voted only for commissioner in their own dsitrict whereas they were entitled to vote for all three candi- dates. Only in the third district did the voters cast their ballots for the three commissioners. Both the old and new boards of commissioners will meet in Roundup tomorrow (Saturday) at which time the retiring board will clean up all unfinished business and the incoming board will thereupon take over the affairs of the district. MRS. BOVARD AT THE METH- ODIST CHURCH NEXT WEEK The Methodist church will conduct two weeks of gospel services begin- ning Monday evening. Rev. J. A. Martin, superintendent of the Great Falls district will preach Monday night. Tuesday evening Mrs. Charles L. Bovard of Helena will be present. Mrs. Bovard is a woman of refine- ment and culture and a very pleasing speaker. She is much in demand for Revival meetings thruout the entire state. She has conducted very suc- cessful meetings at Miles City, Park City, St. Paula, Helena, and Moore during the winter. The local church Is fortunate in securing her services for these meetings. The people of the town regardless of church affiliation are invited to join In these meetings to make them a blessing, not only to this one church but to the entire city. DISTRICT COURT WILL CONVENE APRIL 27th Judge Crum has notified Clerk of the District Court W. G. Jarrett that the next regular session of the dist- rict court will not be convened here until April 27th at 2:00 o'clock p. m. The date originally set was April 20, but it was found necessary by Judge Crum on account of court matters In Big Horn county to postpone the date as stated. WORK STARTED ON ,IDEWALKS IN NEW IMPROVEMENT DIST. Contractor W. E. Wynne com- menced work Wednesday morning on the sidewalks in the new improvement district in the northeast part of town including a walk on the west side of Main street to the court house. This improvement district was created late last summer and the contract awarded to Mr. Wynne. On account of cold weather It was Impossible to start work last fall. PETITIONS IN NATURALIZATION TO BE HEARD APRIL 29th, 1914 COMMISSIONERS PROOEEDINGSi r RICHARDSON-ANDERSON ,,p— Proceedirigs of the Board of Countyl S. Commissioners of Musbelahell Cop- lyn ty, Montana, in special session, MA' City 1, 1914. mony Present C. M. Jacobs, chairman, rant , 01 . a.f/ z Tensvold and F. C. Metzger, corn- that tolgaiciaers and Fred E. Renshaw, came cIefk. will _Meeting called at 10:00 a. m. Mn Sealed bids for the construction of a vault for the Treasurer's office were opened at 10:30 a. m. and action there- on postponed awaiting an interview with one of the bidders. Sealed bids for woman's and insane cells for the County jail were opened and the contract for same was award- ed to the Pauly Jail Building Com- pany at (410. Other bidders were the Diebold Safe & Lock Co. and G. M. Fletcher & CO. The road petitioned for by Jacob J. Koehilt i lkal was teetered a.fhounty Road , rdered rrfored and Oat- ted. The county treasurer was authoriz- ed to transfer $5,000.00 from the General to the Contingent Fund. C. M. Jacobs, Fred C. Metzger and C. A. Renshaw were appointed to view the proposed L. H. Box et al, the H. Kensmoe et al and the A. Seitz et al roads. The Clerk was instructed to adver- tise for bids for constructing the Wm. L. Tillman et al road east of Mussel- shell, for grading roads by the mile and by the day, for road machinery and for the purchase of the site upon which the old City jail stood. A special meeting of the Board was called for the 24th cf April, 1914, for the purpose of considering all of the above mentioned bids and transacting such other business as may then come before the Board. Adjourned at 6:00 p. m. FRED E. RENSHAW, Clerk. SUIT FILED AGAINST THE BANK OF RYEGATE An action was commenced in dist- rict court this week by W. H. Glen- denning and J. B. Gregg, co-partners, of Ryegate, against the Bank of Rye - gate to recover the sum of $1,000, al- leged to have been held in escrow by the defendant and wrongfully applied by said defendant. The case arises out of the sale of a lease, executed by the state of Montana and held origi- nally by the Ryegate Coal Company, to the plaintiffs in this action. The lease covered the coal mining rights and surface privileges to Section 36, Twp. 7 N., Range 19 E. The sum of $804 and a receipted store bill for $196 which the Ryegate Coal Co. owed J. B. Gregg was deposited in the Rye - gate Bank in trust and as an escrow to be paid over to the Ryegate Coal Co. only after the said corporation by proper evidence showed that it had paid up all charges which said cor- poration owed the state of Montana by reason of the execution of the mining lease. The complaint alleges further that the bank disregarded the terms of the trust and escrow, and without the knowledge of the plain- tiffs, unlawfully applied the sum of $804 placed in trust on a private in- debtedness owed the defendants by the Ryegate Coal Co. The complaint then sets forth that no assignment of the lease with satisfactory evidence that the indebtedness of the Ryegate Coal Co. to the state of Montana was ever furnished to the defendants. T. J. Mathews of this city is the at- torney for the plaintiffs In the case. The Vienna Cafe this week opened for business in the building south of the Citizens State Bank. The build- ing has been remodeled and the in- terior furnished with entirely new fix- tures. • • • A Pcense to wed was issued March 24th to Alfred Hansen of Lavine and Elsie Marie Evenson of Cushman. cheerful and loving (Imposition and • • • the relatives have the sympathy of the community in their irreparable loss. ames itichardson and Miss Eve - Worsen were married in Miles Thursday, March 26, the core - being performed by Rev. Du - t the Episcopal parsonage in ity. The newly married couple to Roundup the next day and lake their home here. Richardson arrived in Roundup about seven weeks ago to file on a homestead near Tyler coming here from Austin, Minn. He met his bride accompanied by his mother, who are also from Austin, Minn., at Miles City, and after being married the party came' on to Roundup. The bride was formerly Miss Evelyn Anderson, a prominent young lady of the Minne- sota city. Mrs. Richardson, the moth- er of the groom, will also take up a homestead. Mr. Richardson is a brick- laytir and will devote part of his time tolkp trade. BIG BORDEN CONCERN IN MONTANA FIELD Condensed Milk Company May Es- tablish Dairy Farms in This State. The Borden Condensed Milk com- pany may establish a number of dairy farms and canning factories in Mon- tana, says the Helena Record. It now has an expert in the state picking out locations for dairy farms. C. II. Carroll is the expert and he is now in. Yellowstone county, going there from Missoula, where he looked over the Bitter Root valley and be- fore he leaves the state he will visit Gallatin valley, the Judith country and other sections adapted to the dairy business. Before he departs he will also decide where the dairy farms shall be located and where the can- nery shall be established. It Is the plan of the company to establish several new factor'oa thru- out the country in order that the out- put of the concern may be increased and altho the question has not bees decided definitely, in all probability one of the canneries will be located in Montana. The establishment of such a plant means, also, the establishment of three or four dairy farms in its immediate vicinity. While the com- pany purchases milk and cream from diouvmen and farmers, it is the policy of the concern to conduct its own dairies and produce its own milk as much as possible. GOLDIE SMITH DIES Goldie Smith the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith of Roundup, died last Tuesday forenoon after an illness of several weeks du- ration. She had been suffering se- verely for some time from tuberculo- sis of the brain and while the end was not unlocked for, it was neverthe- less a shock for the relatives of the girl and for her numerous friends among the children of the town. The funeral was held from the Methodist chard, in \Vednesday Undertaker Ac- ton being in charge, and the church was fulled with sympathetic and sir - rowing friends. Rev. Hutt preached the faneral sermon. She Mato to which Goldie belonged in school when she lart attended last fall attended the funeral in a body together with her teacher, Miss Clarke. and Super- intendent Baird. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. Interment was made at the Old Roundup ceme- tery. Goldie was born October 4. 1898, in Little Rock, Ark., and flied April 6, 1914. She came to Riundup with her parents in 1907. She was of a SCHRUMP SUES WALL FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT Plaintiff Alleges That Wall Agreed to Buy Postoff ice Fixtures and Then Failed to Come Thru. August Schrump, former postmas- ter of Roundup, today tiled a suit in district court against F. M. Wall to recover the sum of $700 and interest since January 1, 1914, this as alleged in the comtlaint being the sum the defendant agreed to pay for the post - office fixtures owned by the plaintiff. The complaint sets forth that on No- vember 28th, 1913, the plaintiff sold stud delivered to the defendant at his special instance and request the postoffice equipment then in use in the Roundup postoffice at the agreed reasonable price of $700.00. No part of this sum, it Is alleged, has been paid by the defendant. T. J. Mathews is the attorney for the plaintiff. 0. W. LAMBERT IS ELECTED SCHOOL TRUSTEE The school election held last Satur- day was a hotly contested race be- tween 0. W. Lambert and the pres- ent incumbert of the trusteeship, Earl Reid. Lambert nos,ed out with 13 votes to the good in the contest. lied it not been for the new law govern- ing elections held at the present time, it is probable that it would have been more interesting than it was. The final count of the votes cast showed the result as follows: Earl Reid, 73; 0. W. Lambert, 86; Fl. P. Nelson, 1. The retiring trustee, Mr. Reid has rendered efficient service while on the board. It is a thankless and un- remunerative job for anyone, and the Interest that Mn, Reid has taken in it and the time he has spent on the work looking after the interests of the district cannot be estimated ade- quately. Mr. Lambert, the incoming officer will undoubtedly hold his end of the work while on the board with credit to himself and the other members of the board. SPRAGUE-LANGDON. Cora Langdon, the youngest slaugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Langdon last Wednesday evening became the bride of Thomas W. Sprague. The marri- age took place at the home of the sister of the bride, Mrs. Albert Schroeder, Rev. Geo, E. Ilutt officiat- Succumbs to Tuberculosis of the Brain ing. Only the relatives of the con - After Illness of Severa: Weeks tracting parties were present. Duration. Both of the newly-weds are well and favorably known here having lived here for some years. The bride- groom has been employed at the Pine Creek Coal Company's mine during the last year and intends to remain here and enter into business in this vicinity. The bride is one of the pop- ular young ladles among the younger set of the city. The Record joins with the many friends of the newly-weds in wishing them all joy and happiness. The charge of attempted assault in the second degree which was preferr- ed against Sam Glenn about a week ago by C. Mays was dismissed on mo- tion of the plaintiff ill justice McVay's court today. • • • E. E. Congdon, who was arrested last week on the charge of having committed the infamous crime against nature, waived preliminary hearing before Judge McVay Tuesday and was held to answer in the district court. He was released on a bond of $5,000 which was given. • . • Paul Krone was arrested last Fri- day night on complaint of Mrs. Wil- lard that the said Krone had been flourishing a gun in the Jungles on Saturday and threatening to take a shot at her, lie was arraigned on Saturday morning and entered a plea of not guilty and his hearing was set for the 11th instant. RUNAWAY RESULTS DEATH OF PIONEER GEORGE PIRRIE, PROMINENT MUS- SELSHELL COUNTY RESIDENT KILLED IN RUNAWAY. Hedges herald: George Pirrie. aged 67 years, and a prominent stock- inan of Montana died Friday night at 9:45 o'clock at his ranch home on Swimming Woman creek, twelve miles northeast of Hedgesville, from a broken neck sustained as the result of a runaway that occurred less than four hours before his demise. At the time of the fatal accident, about 6 p. in., Mr. Pirrie and his blacksmith were driving from the residence to the upper bench to look after a bunch of sheep that had been abandoned by its Shepherd a few hours before. The spirited team dashed away from the house and be- fore the driver. Mr. Pirrie, could re- gain control of the horses they had reached the creek at a point where the bank is about two feet high. The an- imals plunged into the creek, throw- ing Mr. Pirrie from the vehicle to the °P a m P i t s e b b o a d n y k .e fit! buck str u l ck n ° t into struck r h e e el. The runaway was Chen by some of the men on the ranch and assistance was immediately given. The injured man was found in a prostrate condi- o e n w , a a s n c h t, B ad c 1 ° s u e; z e t r n a d ) h c a ; k o e u d i ai to his Injuries he replied that his neck hurt, but otherwise he felt all right. A couch was brought from the nearby - house and Mr. Piffle was placed upon It and taken into his home, lie then realized the serious nature of his tip Jury and said that he thought his neck was broken and that it would be impossible for him to live. Dr. .1. C. B. Hagen was summoned at once, but prefessional services were of no avail. Mr. Pirrie was conscious about 20 min- utes after the accident. Brief funeral services were held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the local Congregational church by Rev. R. W. Farquhar. Despite the incle- ment weather, the capacity of the church building proved far inadequate and many of the mourners stood re- verently on the outside. After the short service, the body was reviewed fcr the last time by many of the friends of the deceased. Special mu- sic was sang at the service by a quar- tet. The casket containing the re- mains was carried down Main street to the station by the pallbearers, who were: L. P. Stigen, Ed Massing, Jack Ross, Will Halbert, Charles Meyer,, Frank Cameron, Nick Weber, A. Bou- chard, Jaces Craig, F. C. Metzger, John Burke and J. I. Donald. The body was taken to Billings, where the last rites were held today at he Bap- tist church by Rev. Farquhar. Inter- ment was made in the Billings ceme- tery. Mr. Pirrie's untimely end has cast a shadow of sorrow over the district. Ills many admirable qualities won friends for hits thruout the state, and possibly there is not a township in central Montana that does not contain many who feel that they have lost a friend in death of Mr. Piffle. The grief among the pioneers of this dist- rict is doubly keen because of the loss of one with whom they had associated closely for many years. Mr. Piffle was a man who asked no favors, altho he granted many. He had the ster- ling quality of self-reliance that is so necessary to successfully combat with conditions on the frontier; he was generous with his friends and loved ones, and as a citizen of this district he did much for the develop- ment of this community. George Piffle, son of Alexander and Christian Morrison Pirrie, was born in Enzie, Banffshire, Scotland, on Feb. 18, 1857, In 1879 he married Mary Smith, to which union was born a son, James Pirrie. Her death occurred the following year. In 1881 Mr. Pirrie came to Canada with a shipment of prize cattle for T. C. Powers of Manitoba. The next year he visited Scotland, returning to Kansas with another shipment of cattle. He came to Montana in the fall of 1883. He entered ranching in 1886, since which time he had been suc- cessfully engaged in the sheep busi- ness. On March 2nd, 1898, Mr. Pirrie was united In marriage with Anna Trask In Bilings, this state. To them were born three sons, George, Edson and John. Edson passed away August 20, 1913, Mr. Piffle was a communicant of the established Church of Rothiemay, Scotland. On February 8, 1914, he and Mrs. Piffle united with the Union Congregational church of Rothiemay, Montana. He is survived by a widow sad three sons, James, George Jr., and John; five sisters, Mrs. William Mc- Pherson of Scotland. Mrs. Millard Trask of Ballantine, Most., Mrs. James Wilson of Billings, Mrs. George Trask, of Utica, Mont., Charlotte Pirtle of Tacoma. Wash., and one brother, David Pirrie of Scotland. Pennsylvania has about 7 1-2 million acres of timber land, one -eighth of which is owned by the state. The toial value of the state's timber Is $139,000,000. citizenship papers. Judge Crises tins authorized Clerk of Court W. G. Jarrett to announce that petitions for naturalization will be heard here on Wednesday. April 29th. commencing at 9:30 o'clock a. in. There are 38 petitions for final Clerk of Court W. G. Jarrett re- ports that he has 122 little pigs on his ranch which is an indication of the SUCCPRS he is meeting with in his hog raising venture. Dr. Hugh Heaton of Melstone is in the city today. Yellow poplar, or tulip tree, the largest broadleaf tree in America, has been known to reach nearly 200 feet in height and 10 feet in diameter.

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