The Roundup Record (Roundup, Mont.) 1908-1929, April 17, 1914, Image 1

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HELENA, MONTANA THE ROUNDUP RECORD VOLUME VII. NUMBER 4. ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1914. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE CITY TAKES OVER WATER PLANT CITY TURNS OVER SIXTY THOU. SAND DOLLARS FOR PLANT OF ROUNDUP WATER CO. At the meeting of the city council held Mcnday evening the city of Roundup formally took over the wa- ter works plant and system of the Roundup Water Co. when Mayor H. E. Marshall and City Clerk J. E. Potts were authorized and empowered to take all necessary steps necessary to make the transfer. A. A. Morris and J. E. Woodard of the Roundup Water Co. were present at the meet- ing to explain some matters that were not quite clear to members of the council. All necessary papers were signed and the $60,000.00 turned over to the company. To protect the city against the two damage suits now pending against the water company the company furnished the city with an indemity bond equal to twice the sum claimed. Should these cases be adjudicated against the water com- pany and they fail to pay the damages awarded, the city will be amply pro- tected. It was decided to let the company act as agent for the city in conducting the business of the water works until the first of the month, at which time that portion of the water rent for the present month after April 13th will be turned over to the city. After the first of May the city will actually operate the plant. It is understood to be the desire of Mayor -elect J. H. Grant to operate the plant without creating a new department in the City government thereby greatly cut- ting down the expense of operation. The city clerk is to look after collect- ing water rent, and the chief of police Is to have charge of the water mains and hydrants. One man will be re- quired at the pumping station. With this reduction in the cost of operation as compared with the expense under which the company operated, it is confidently expected that the water plant will prove a big revenue pro- ducer, and that before very long the present water rates can be greatly reduced. Numerous bills, having been audit- ed by the cimmittee, were ordered paid by the council, and another raft of new ones were read and referred to the auditing committee for action befcre the old council goes out. A warrant for $2,000 was ordered drawn in favor of J. M. Grimes for work done on the new city jail, this being in accordance with the report submitted by the health and public improvements committee. City Treasurer C. F. Richardon sub- tnitted his monthly report which was referred Sc tee auditing committee. a de returns of the city election were canvassed and the city clerk instructed to issue certificates of election to the successful ones. A communication from I. B. Kirk- land, of Lewistown, who had charge of the legal end of the water bond issue, referring to his claim for $355.- 50 against the city for services ren- dered, was read. No action was tak- en. Mr. Kirkland's total bill was $561.00 of which the water company's share is $209.50. Up to the completion of the can- vass of the election returns there were five aldermen present, Grant Leach, Nix, Egan and Reid. Alder- man Nix left the council chambers at this juncture, and when Mayor - elect J. H. Grant presented his resig- naticn as alderman from the first ward and with the council's favor- able action thereon, objection was raised by one of the spectators that there was no quorom present and that the meeting stood adjourned. Alderman Reid, however, contended that as the council then consisted of but five aldermen, three members constituted a quorom. He proposed a motion that the counsil proceed to elect an alderman to fill the vacancy in the first ward. The motion car- ried and Alderman Leach thereupon nominated J. B. Ryan. The vote was unanimous for Ryan and Mayor Marshall declared him duly ap- pointed. Geo. Langdon delivered a preora- Hon on the ghoulish manner in which the city cemetery has been conducted in the past. Mr. Lang - don gave a minute and accurate his- tory et every death here since the town started and told the council exactly where they were \planted.\ As a result of Mr. Langdon's plea he was employed to clean up the ceme- tery, repair the fence, set posts at the northwest corner and place block numbers at each center as shown by the plat. He was also instruct- ed to provide a small gate for pe- destrians on the west side of the cemetery. Ordinance No. 89, providing fix the annual apprOpriations for the city for the fiscal ytar ending May 1st, 1915, was adoetcc. Mr. and Mrs. G. Tupper were up from Musselshell several days the first of the week. W. A. Kruse. auditor of the Mid- land Coal & Lumber Co., was up from Miles City on Tuesday. Senator Jos, L. Asbridge was in from \The Willows\ Tuesday. ' 4/: D 11 T 1UNDLAND Y1RECK II New .,everioa Glynn ot New York refused to grant a stay 01 in the ease of the four gun men sentenced to die in Sing s Sing April 13 for the murder of Herman Rosenthal. the New York gambler. They are shown grouped around the death chair Of the Week follows, Upper left, Whitey Lewis; upper right. Dago Frank; lower left Gyp the Blood; lower right. Lefty toule. About seventy sealers were frozen to death when cut off by 0 blizzard from their ship. the Newfoundland. Major Pierre. an aid of General Villa. was field responsible hy Carranzn for the murder of W. S. Beuton. the English rancher. A serious wrest occurred on the Wabash at Attie'. Ind Ulster volunteers in Ireland continued their preparations for home rule conflict elx-Governor Elien 14. Draper of Massachusetts was stricken e It and died Flitted States Senator Burton of Ohio announced he would not run again for the sena:, :ifter limey years' service. POULTRY ASSOCIATION WILL HAVE SHOW DEC. 16, 17 AND 18 Organization Now on Firm Footing— Next Meeting to Be Held Here May 9th. The organization ofthe Musselshell County Poultry and Pet Stock Asso- ciation was formally perfected at a meeting held in this city last Satur- day evening when a constitution and set of by-laws were adopted. It was decided to set the date for the first poultry show to be held by tile asso- ciation on December 16th, 17th and 18th. The show will be held in Roundup and preliminary arrange- ments for the event will soon be under way. It is probable that Mr. Green- field of Butte will be secured to do the judging. The local association also decided to become a member of the American Poultry Association and its shows will be held tinder the rules of that body. The next meeting of the association will be held in the Star Theatre in this city on Saturday, May 9th, at 2:00 o'clock p. m. All members as well as those wishing to join are urgently requested to be present at that time. SPANOGLE HOME IS DESTROYED BY FIRE During the absence of the family, the Spanogle house en Second street west caught fire and before the fire department ',ached the place the building was gutted and all the con- tents consumed by the flames. A part of the walls and the roof was all that remained. For a time it looked as tho the Reynolds property which is on the adjoining lot was doomed, but the arrival of the fire department saved it from catching fire tho the flames had severely scorched the near- est wall. When the fire department was notified by the telephone ex- change of the fire the location of the blaze was misunderstood by the one taking the message and a run was made to the Noble house. This taused the delay in the arrival of the water department. The building and contents were ful- ly covered by insurance and a satis- factory adjustment of the losses has already been made by the agents of the insurance comptnies, the Mon- tana Land & Investment Company, and the money paid over. The origin of the fire is not known, tho it is thought that it started from an overheated kitchen range. WOMAN'S CLUB MEETS The Woman's Club met last Tues- day afternoon at the Newton Hall and a very profitable meeting was had. An interesting program was present- ed and greatly enjoyed by the large number of ladies who attended. A paper on \Playgrounds for Child- ren Thru the Summer,\ was present- ed by Miss Fausnaught, which opened up to the minds of all present the ur- gent need for providing means -of play to occupy the minds of the children when they are not engaged in school • work. Mrs. M. D. Staunton gave a splen- did paper on the subject of \Child Welfare,\ showing the great efforts put forth in behalf of children in ether parts of the country, the im- mense sums of money contributed for this purpose by philanthropic women and the gratifying results obtained by these efforts. Mrs. C. F. Itichardon discussed in- terestingly the recent crder issued by Secretary Daniels, abolishing liquor from the navy. A paper on \Liberating of Chinese Women\ was presented by Mrs. Chas. Decker. and preyed of absorb.: hug interest to all present. A vocal solo by Mrs. Wm. Ording was rendered in her usual beautiful way and was highly appreciated. Plans for the next meeting of the club have not been completed as yet, I but notice will be given the members in due time. It is safe to say that programs such as the last one will accelerate the interest taken in the club by the present members and will he of great benefit to them. -- • NEW BOARD TAKES REINS --- Business Affairs of Irrigation Dist- rict Now in Hands of New Board of Commissioners. Both the old and new boards of commissioners of the Musselshell Valley Irrigation District met here last Saturday afternoon. The meet- ing of the old board was called to order at two o'clock to dispose of all unfinished business such as the payment of claims so that the new board would have a clean slate to start with. The new board consist- ing of Dan Slayton, John C. Neace and John R. Cooley organized at four o'clock by electing Mr. Neace as president. C. H. Tyler was re, elected secretary. The affairs of the district were - gone over by the new board. Alex NVoolfolk appeared before the board with a plea that the board should not act hastily in dissolving the dist- rict, it being understood that two of the new board members are inclined in that direction. President Neace instructed Secretary Tyler to give all landowners in the district notice that a meeting will be held in the court house at Roundup at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, April 30th, to further discuss the feasibil- ity of g_ing ahead with the irri- gation project, cc. to formally de- cide to bring about its dissolution. COMPANY \B\ INSPECTION The annual federal and state in- spection of Company \B the local company of National Guard will take place next Tuesday evening according to orders received from the Adjutant General's office at Helena. The in- spection will be made by Lieutenant Hoffman, U. S. A., and Captain Tuc- ker, M. N. G. While Company \B\ has not been organized more than two months, the boys have been drilling enthusiasti- cally and R. is confidently expected that they will pass inspection with credit to themselves and the city. The present enlistment in the com- pany exceeds the size for which the state furnishes equipment by 16 men, so it will be impossible to inspect the entire company in uniform. The inspection of the company will be made with the company in light marching order. Tile final drill be- fore inspection will be held tomorrow evening at the armory an Second street east. John Chandler of Musselshell visit- ed in Roundup Tuesday. Frank C. Laird, the Case man from Billings, was in the city several days this week. Mr. and Mrs. Kirchoff of Mussel- shell spent Sunday and Monday in Roundup. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Slayton were visitors in the city last Saturday, the former to attend the first meeting of the board of commissioners of the Musselshell Valley Irrigation Dist- rict. A West Frankfort, (Ill.) paper re ---ally published an item about the Old Ben Mining Co. breaking all rec- ,,i'llS when for two days in March ever 4,000 tons of coal were hoisted in eight hours. The mine employs 750 men, has 26 electric undercutting machines and 10 gathering and haul- ing motors. Jim Dunn, a brother of John Dunn, superintendent of the Pine Creek coal mine of this place, is man- ager of the Old Ben mine mentioned. Henry Thien, cashier of the State ilank of Ityegate, in a letter gives The Record some information regarding the suit filed in district court by W. It. Glendenning and J. B. Gregg against the old Bank of Ityegate, a co -partnership, t,f which mention was made in these columns last week. The Bank of Ryega`e went out of busi- ness in November, 1911 and none of the members of the old bank are in- terested In the new institution. The transaction mentioned in the com- plaint took place before the organiza- tion of the present State 'Bank of Rye gate, and this is published so that eur readers will not misconstrue the former Item, FATAL ACCIDENT AT MELSTONE Young Rancher Is Terribly Mangled When Team Runs Away and Drags Disc Over Him. Ensile Hinshaw, 28, a young ranch- er of near Meistone, was killed last Saturday by being dragged in a disc by a runaway team. The accident occurred at 11:00 o'clock in the forenoqn and was seen by several neigh- bors who immediately came to bis assistance. The team ran into a fet*e where the unfortunate man was e icated by his neighbors. Ile died s hours afterwards of loss of blood internal Injuries sustained in the ibie accident. Hinshaw had Oched up a team of raw mules be- en a horse to a &Wile disc. When y became frightened and started A run lie was thrown from his seat the first disc and was caught in second one and dragged a con- erabie distance. ilinshaw was 27 years and six months of age. His wife died about a year ago. A little boy, thirteen months old, is left parentless, and will be taken care of by his grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dougal, who live near Melstone. Undertaker M. A. Acton went to — Melitone Sunday to prepare the body of the unfortunate man for burial. The remains were interred Monday af- ternoon in the cemetery at Mussel- shell where the wife and sister of the deceased are buried. STEELE-McCLEARY Another Popular Young Musselshell Couple Embarks on Sea of Matrimony. The marriage of James Steele and Susie McCleary took place in Mussel- shell at the home of the parents of the bride on Wednesday the 15th, at high noon. About twenty-five invited guests were present, Mrs. Ben Steele, sister of the bride acting as brides- maid and John McCleary was best man. Father Hennessey of itoundup performed the ceremony which united the happy couple. Later a sumptu- ous dinner was served and in the evening a dance was given in honor of the wedding party. After the dance the bride and groom left for their ranch about eighteen miles front Musselshell, where they will make their home. Both of the contracting parties are very well known here having lived here for many years, practically grow- ing up with the country and number- ing their friends and acquaintances by the legion. The Record begs the privilege of joining their host of friends in wish- ing them a long, happy and prosper - oils journey down the roadway of life together. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + • DELPHIA NEWS Jacob Adolph, Sr. spent Friday and .-a,iirday in Roundup. Eci. Sudan went UP to Roundup last • urday morning. Oscar Archer and Nets Mortenson tame home from Roundup Sunday ill ruing. Miss May Diamond spent Saturday in Roundup. E. B. Carter went back up to sndup Tuesday morning. I. A. Hoppe and Mrs. Bruner, Sr., -,,ent Tuesday in Roundup. be LeClair went down to Mussel- shell Thursday. Mrs. Mike Ott and little on were ..,,oeping in Roundup Tuesday. A. .1. Williams is loading a car of • for Handel Bros, of the Mussel - :hell this week. Henry Hoppe returned home Satur- lay night from a trip to his old home is Frankfort, Ind. Mrs. Boland of Musselshell spent , Tuesday in Roundup with friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson i And family came up front Musselshell Tuesday for a few days visit with (Id and relatives. ENCOURAGE CORN GROWING Midland Lumber Company Takes in- itiative in Big Prize Corn Grow- ing Contest, The Midland Lumber Company, be- lieving that Eastern Montana can grow corn with the best of the corn producing states, has offered prizes of $100.00 for the best 100 ears of corn produced in each of eight dist- ricts in which tills large company has branch offices. The following are the offices in which the several offers of reward have been made: ismay, Miles City, Baker, Sydney, Wibaux, Glendive, Sumatra and Roundup. It has been generally conceded that Eastern Montana is well adapted to the growing of corn, and these prizes are offered with the end in view of advertising this fact to tile outside world as well as demonstrating the possibilities or corn growing to tile farmer. When the local contests are all decided, it is planned to hold a corn show at Miles as the Central point of the contest for the sweep- stakes prizes which will 1/0 announced later. A booklet will be issued Minty by the Midland Lumber Company giving the terms and rules governing the contest. The districts included in the con- test comprise the five counties of Musselshell, Custer, Fallon, Dawson and itesebud. or thesp counties, Dawson hae been in the lead in corn productio.n in Montana for several years, as a matter of fact, ever since agriculture attained the proportions in the state that entitled it to be con- sidered one of the principal indue- tries. In 1909, according to statistics available, tile acreage of corn in Daw- son county was 2,762 producing 78,- 488 bushels. Custer county came next of all the counties in the state with an acreage of 2,755 producing 71,- 282 bushels. Fergus county at that time ranked third among the corn producing counties of the state. Since 1909, Custer county has been divided, creating the new county of Fallon, itnci Fergus county has lost a vast area of first class, corn producing land by the creation of Musselshell coun- ty. We venture to say that the cul- tivated area of Musselshell county exceeds that of Dawson or either of the other counties, and it is to be hoped that the farmers of this county will be able to see that it is to their Interest to make Musselshell county the high ranking county in the pro- duction of corn. The division of Cus- ter county places Musselshell county on a more equal footing in the matter of tillable acreage, and our climatic conditions here can hardly be sur- passed when it comes to the growing of corn. As proof of that statement we have the corn that has been rais- ed here. The corn that has been on display in the window of the Montana Land & invetsment Company, which was grown by Bert Ames on his ranch right outside of Roundup, itself, alone, proves conclusively that the state- ment Is not unwarranted. It should be within the range of possibility for Musselshell county to run away with the eweepstakes in Miles City after the contest prizes are awarded next November. Mrs. Jacob Mills of Helena was in the city Monday. The board Of directors of the Round- up schty;ls has made the following appointments on tile corps of teach- ers for i,,xt year: I , . P. Baird, su- perintendent; Josephine Sutherland, mi nn k, Nlary F. Lennon, Ethel S. Erb. Harriett C. Rahtge, Tomphin, Iva Gottfrey and Mrs. Ada Si. Lewis. Allot the above are at present (.11.1:40.11 itt leaching here. In addition, the following have been offered appointments: Annie R. Thomas, York, Neb.; Gretchen Bress- :cr. Hayden, Colo.; Esther H. Rahtge, Porcupine, Mont; Olive Holmes, Fre- mont, Feb.; Jeannette Matth, s, Mer- rill. Who.; Annie M. Ivelson, Oak, N. D.. and Leonie Randall, Plum City, Wis. An instructor in manual train- ing and mathematics has not yet been engaged, but Superintentrent Baird is eorresponding with several applicants. McINNIS WINS IN SUPREME COURT DISTRICT COURT UPHELD IN CASE OF DAN MoINNES VS. RE- PUBLIC COAL CO. - — The supreme court of Montana this week affirmed the judgment of the district court of Musselshell county In favor of the plaintiff in the person- al injury suit of Dan McInnes of Klein against the Republic Coal Co. McIn- nes was awarded $18,000.00 damages by the jury that sat on the case in district court here in December, 1912. The accident which resultbd in Mc- Innes' permanent disability occurred in the Klein mine In December, 1911, while he was walking down the entry in which he was working. He was injured by the falling of a \pot\ which struck him in the back injur- ing his spine and causing permanent paralysis. Ile Is now a helpless crip- ple with a wife and five children. Judge Pierson, before whom the case was tried in district court, de- nied the defendant's motion for a new trial, and it was then appealed to the supreme court with the above result. The attorneys for the coal company based liteir defense on the grounds that the plaintiff was respon- sible for the condition of the entry in which he worked and forty feet of the entry from the face. The point where the rock fell was ninety feet from the face where McInnes worked but in the same entry. In affirming the judgment of the district court the most important ques- tion the supreme court was called upon to pass, was what constitutes It miner's \working place.\ in Kalluo vs. Northwestern Improvement Co., the court held that under section 83 of the coal mining code it Is the duty of the miner to inspect and keep safe his working place; \and we held that for an injury received in his working place the miller could not recover if it resulted from his failure to perform the duty imposed by section 83.\ The defendants in the McInnes case relied upon this section, the plaintiff having injured by the fall of a rock from a tunnel in which he was working. \To construe the language of sec- tion 83,\ says Justice Halloway, \to include in and as a part of the miner's working place, not only the Place where he works but as well the entry ways thru which he must pass to and front his work, or for the purpose of getting supplies, would be nothing short of judicial legislation.\ Attorney Mackie!) of Butte, and um til his death, the late Fred H. Ha - thorn of Billings, were the attorneys for the plaintiff in this case. T. J. Mathews of this city and Attorney Farnuin of Butte represented the Re- pliblie Coal Company. JUST ANOTHER STRAW. The lateet reports from the regis- tration in Oregon show that the Re- publicans are not only keeping the lead they gained in the beginning, but are increasing it. The registration up to the last report from the office of the Oregon secretary of state had reached 122,805. Of this total the Republicans have 73,553, the Demo- cratic 31,855. the Progressives 3,889, the Prohibitionists 5,324, the Social- ists 3,289, anti miscellaneous 4,903. In other words the registration of Republicans in Oregon is twice as large as that of the Democrats, and more than twenty times greater than that of the Progressives, who have less than the Prohibitionists. A comparison of teens registration results with the eleetion returns in 1912 shows how the sentiment of the people of Oregon has changed in less than two years. The total vote for president in Oregon at the last na- tional election was 137,000. Of tnat total Wilson re-cited 47.000, Taft ::4.- 673, Roosevelt 37,600, the remainder going to the Socialists and Prohibi- tionieta the former receiving 13,342 and the latter 4,360. The registration figures in Oregon show that tens of thousands of voters who were with the Progressives in 1912 have returned to the Republicans and thousands of others who voted for Wilson have repudiated the free trade party. M. F. Purcell and Henry Drennan, officers of the miners' union, were in the city from Billings yesterday. A rumor is being circulated that certain parties are contemplating fil- ing an action to declare the election of 0. It. McVay to the position of po- lice magistrate void because of the endorsement of Judge McVay by two erganizations, namely, the local labor bodies and the Civic Improvement League. It is claimed by these par- ties that this action of these organiza- tions is illegal, coming within the purview of the corrupt practices act. Two representatives of the state or ganization of the Y. M. C. A. were in Roundup yesterday soliciting sub- scriptions to the amount of $100.00 for the purpose of placing a man here In the near future to organize a junior branch of the Y. M. C. A., with the Idea of developing the same into a regular association later. The plan is to establish these Junior organiza - tions in several of the small towns. to be conducted by a State Secretary. a

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