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Jewett L. Miskimin the jeweler.
Chris Yegen was up from Billings
Geo. P. Dier was down from Boze
J. W. McDonald was in from his
West Rosebud ranch this week.
W. L. Ramsey. under sheriff of Yel
lowstone county, was in the city this
Receiver Mercer, of the Livingston
National bank, expects to pay a divi
dend of 20 per cent in a few days.
Mrs. M. W. Potter departed for the
Yellowstone country Monday to visit
State Mine Inspector Shoemaker was
in the city this week from Helena on
At the sheriff's sale of Alex Hunt
lcy's property last weak near Stillwater
3,300 sheep were sold for $1.11 per head.
Patrick Munn and AmeliaPugh were
licensed to wed last Monday and the
ceremony will take. place in a day or
A gambler claims to have been re
lieved of E90 one night this week in a
disreputable house while in a drunken
The Carbon City club members and
their ladies participated in a pleasant
dance at their club rooms Tuesday
The Knights of Pythias will give a
big ball on the 25th of this month in
their hall in the Yegen-Talmage block.
A general invitation is extended.
John Niema, a Finlander. got his
thigh and leg broken Wednesday from
some rock falling on him while work
ing in the coal mines at this place.
I-. R. Burke, San Francisco; Thos.
J. English, St. Paul; J. J. Oliver, St.
Paul, and Campbell B. Shaw, Chicago,
registered at The Spofford yesterday.
A fake slugging match was ended in
Livingston Wednesday evening by a
well directed hose and a stream of
water being turned on the principals.
The store of Bodine & Williams at
Laurel burned Tuesday morning com
pletely destroying the building and
goods. The loss was coverel by an
insurance of 84,000.
As announced in THE PICKET a couple
of months ago the B. & M. railway
company have commenced legal pro
ceedings at Billings to secure a right
of-way into that city.
James L. Coughnour arrived from
Big Timber Thursday and has taken a
position with the Yegen-Talmage Mer
cantile company having purchased an
interest ia the business.
Charles Jones, the N. P. train robber,
was convicted of murdering Henry
Schuburt on the Flathead reservation
in the United States district court at
Helena Wednesday evening.
Congregational Church: The special
services this week have been well at
tended, and if the interest continues
they will be followed by further meet
ings next week. There will be preach
ing tomorrow as usual at 11 and 7:33.
Garfield Lodge, -. 0. O. F., of this
city, installed the following officers last
Saturday evening: T. G., Jame, Turn
bull: V, G., W. J. Stratton; LR. Sec.,
John McIntosh; Treasurer, Gilbert
P]atterson; Permanent Secretary, J.
Miss Cora Marshall left Saturday in
rosponse to a telegram from her family
a.t Springdale announcing the serious
iilners of her mother from pneumonia.
Mrs. M. Kearns has taken charge of
Miss Marshall's school room during
All the parties interested should at
tend the meet ing at Crandall's house
near Clark Monday for the purpose of
organizing the Clark's Fork mining
district. Local minining laws are to be
made that will have much to do with
the development of the new camp.
Arcanum Encamnpment, I. O. O. F.,
installed the following officers Monday
evening: 1I. P., W. A. Talmage: C. P.
Gilbert Patterson; S. W., I)r. J. H.
Johnson; J. W., Matthew Watson;
;scribe, J. K. Watson; Treasurer, Fer
dinanud Freiman; I. S., Thos. Bailey;
O. S., Jno. Weaver.
Barney Ilailon arrived from Bear
Gulch near HIIorr this week and will re
main in Rod Lodge for the balance of
the winter. lie has found some fine
gold prospects up there consisting of
bioth quartz and placer. In one of his
quartz claims a lead was found that
runs $60 in goldt to the ton.
It is reported that about 500 men are
waiting at Sheridan for work on a
branch of the Burlington road to be
built into the Big Iorn basin next
spring. The new road will start from
Sheridan and will open up a rich farm
ing country. Word has also been re
ceived at Caldwell, Idaho, from a high
official of the Chicago, Burlington &
Qunincy railroad that that company
will undoubtedly extend its line
through Idaho this year.
A bunch of cattle consisting of 201
head was attached Sunday morning
while waiting at the stock yards atthis
ldace Lfor shipment. The cattle be
longed to Richard Ashworth and tihe
suit was blrought by J. C. Johnson, a
former partner of Mr. Ashworth's, to
recover about 8,)000 on notes past due.
Mr. Ashwortlh claims that the cattle
are mlortgag,(d to Clay, Robinson & Co.
of Chicago, and they were notiied !,y
v.ire of the attachment. We under
stand they have instrncted Savage &
I)ay, of Livingston, toprotect their in
terests. In thile meantime the cattle
are being held by the sheiff of Yellow
stone county unail the matter is set
The report of R. O. Hickman, state
land agent, made to the governor,
shows that for the fiscal year of 1893
there were 170,438.69 acres selected on
account of state institutions from the
public domain. Up to date the total
selections of land for these institutions
have amounted to 353,680.35 acres, di
vided as follows: Public buildings,
85,207.63 acres; school of mines, 52,552.
71 acres; reform school, 29,939.40 acres;
normal school 51,562.88 acres; deaf and
dumb asylum, 26,120.42 acres; agricul
tural college, 62,577.33 acres; state uni
versity, 46,079.78 acres, military camp,
Fort Ellis, 640 acres; total, 361,680.35
acres. Of this amount the state re
linquished 1,382.94 acres, leaving the
not selections 3 2.287.11 acres,
Any young lady or gentleman, desir
ing to attend a business college
can hear of something to their ad
vantage by calling at THE PICKET
Go to the People's Meat market for
a iur kraut.
The Governor's Proclamation.
Executive office, Helena,Jan. 4, I894:
Whereas an international Midwinter
fair, for the diffusion of knowledge re
specting the resources of the several
states, is to be held in the city of San
Francisco during the first six months
of the present year, and whereas, no
provisions have been made whereby
the state of Montana can be represented
thereat and reap the benefits that
accrue from an exhibit of our products,
I,.J. E. Rickards, governor, do hereby
earnestly request that steps be prompt
ly taken to secure by private subscrip
tions a sum adequate to meet the ex
penses of a substantial display.
While an exhibit of all the products
of this state would be creditable to
local enterprises and beneficial to the
commonwealth, existing conditions
may confine our efforts to a mineral
exhibit. Space for a mineral display
has been accorded Montana free of ex
pense by the state board of managers
of the fair, and a large percentage of
the exhibits at the world's fair are in
shape to be forwarded to San Fran
cisco, together with such other min
erals which may be in the near future
contributed for this purpose. Our
mining industry can therefore be rep
resented in a manner productive of
good results at comparatively small
It will require nearly, if not quite,
85,000 to make a creditable mineral ex
I hibit at this fair. All sums contributed
to this fund will be receipted for by
me as received at the executive office,
and placed to the credit of the donor
thereof. In consideration of the bene
fits which will in my judgement result
from this exhibit, I will, in the event
of the necessary sum being raised by
private subscridtion, as hereinbefore
suggested, recommend to the next
legislative assembly that the state of
Montana reimburse the subscribers of
the fund from the public treasury.
To facilitate the work of secu:ing sub
scriptions to this fund and to secure
to the exhibit careful attention, that
the best results may in all respects be
attained, under such rules and regula
tions as it may be deemed best to
adopt, I hereby appoint Thomas G.
Merrill a state commissioner to solicit
subscriptions as hereinbefore set forth,
and to have charge of said exhibits.
Done at the city of Helena this 4th
day of January, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and
J. E. RICKARDS, Governor.
By the Governor:
L. ROTWITT, Secretary of State.
You can buy a gallon jug filled with
catsup for 75 cents at Y. T. M. Co's.
An adjourned meeting of the town
council was held in the town hall Thurs
day evening, Mayor O'Connor pre
siding. All of the aldermen being
present with -thte. exception of Alder
man Golden, wo is absent from the
city. The minutes of the.--previous
meeting were read and approved when
the following business was disl os el of:
Report of committee on fencing
cemett ry, embracing a recommenda
tion that the m it er be deferred until
spring, received and committee dis
An instrument delivering to the town
a 5-acre tract of land from Mr. and
Mrs. T. P. McDonald was read by the
clerk and accepted by the board on
behalf of the town. A sot of resolu
tions were drafted, by the board, ex
pressing their appreciation of the gift
and tendering the doners a vote of
The following bills were allowed
Sydney Fox, making deed....... $10.00
Byron St. Clair, team work...... 4.50
D)insmere, team work............ 4.50
Geo. Brown. pound rent......... 3.00
II. J. Armstrong & Co., file....... 1.25
Red Lodge Rep. Pub. Co. printing 7.50
A. E. Flager. stamps............ . 75
R. F. Coal Co., lights and coal... 7.50
Report of city marshal read and ap
Aldermen Early and Bailey were ap
pointed as a committee to ascertain
whether the Coal company would re
linquish their right to the old bridge
now spanning Rock creek near said
company's office, if so the committee
are to confer with a citizen's commit
tee, appointed for the purpose, as to
the best means of having the structure
removed and rebuilt across the west
fork of Rock creek.
On motion the city marshal was in
structed to place the fire apparatus in
thorough working order and to pur
chase any new material that might be
F. A. Sell, superintendent of bridge
construction, reported bridge across
Rock creek as completed according to
plans and specifications furnished.
Bill for building the above bridge
was read by the clerk and after de
ducting 815 for filing abuttments was
Ladies cloaks and jackets just pur
chased at a wholesale reduction sale in
Chic;go will be sold for one-half of the
actual cost of manufacturing them.
L. P. SICHiLER & Co.
Gov. Rickards about three weekg ago
pardoned Gilbert James, a boy less than
20 years of age, who was convicted in
Park county April 22, 1893. of burglary,
and sentenced to one year in the pen
itential y, says the Helena Independent.
The boy's pardon was asked for by the
prosecuting attorney of Park county
and others. One of the letters on the
subject said that James was the eldest
son of highly respected parents in
Washington and that he had run away
from home and fallen in with bad com
pany. James' offense consisted of en
tering a blacksmith shop and taking
a plane valued at 81.50. It is claimed
he was instigated by other parties.
The letter further states that the boy's
mother died about two months ago,
broken hearted over her son's disgrace,
and that his father is well nigh over
come with grief. Gov. Rickards in his
notice of the pardon, says James' of
fense was a trivial one and that the
boy ought never to have been con
victed and sent to the penitentiary.
The board of pardons unanimously
approved the pardon,
New Year's night ushered in a large
dance at Frost's ranch which lasted
until Wednesday morning--two nights
and one day. The ranchmen and their
ladies for many miles attended and
they never seemed to tire of the pleas
ure. The supper of the season was
gotten up by Mrs. Frost and was a
most elegant spread.
The weather for the past week has
been fine for this time of the year. It
is snowing now and looks like we might
have a heavy fall of the beautiful. The
range cattle are looking poor and if
the snow continues there will be a
great loss of stock.
The coyotes are killing quite a num
ber of Mr. Newton's sheep. These var
mints are more numerous than for
What's the matter with going to Mc
Intyre's lunch counter for a square?
THE YELLOWSTONE PARK.
Proper Transportation Facilities Re
commended by Engineers.
The Yellowstone Park and Timber
Reserve adjoiningincludes 5,650 square
miles in the northwestern part of Wyo
The geographical situation of this
area is nearly in the center of the ter
ritory comprised by Montana, Idaho
The Yellowstone Park averages in
altitude 7.500 feet above sea level and
is crossed by two mountain ranges, one
forming the continental divide of the
Rocky mountains, the other that of the
These two divides join near the south
east corner of the park and form a
huge high divide extending to the
south of Wyoming.
At the southwest corner of the park
begins the Teton range which with its
high," sharp peaks, extends for a long
way south along the boundary line be
tween Wyoming and Idaho.
Near the northeast corner of the park
we find huge pyramids of mountains,
among which, close to the corner of
the park, the celebrated mining camp
of Cooke City is located. This camp
which promises to rank with Butte City
and Leadville, as a mineral producing
region, is so unfortunately situated as
to be reached practically only one way,
and that through the northeast part of
the park. A further study of the to
pography of the country between the
Northern Pacific railroad on the north,
and the Union Pacific railroad on the
south of the Yellowstone park, a dis
tance of 250 miles reveals the fact that
the only practicable or desirable routes
or passes for transporting the products,
and doing the business of a vast scope
of country, are included in the Yellow
The question naturally arises, is the
business of several hundred thousand
square miles of country to be block
aded or seriously handicapped by the
park, or can some means be devised to
remove the blockade and at the same
time render the park of vastly greater
benefit to the people who own it.
The condition of the park at present
seems to be that it is comparatively of
lttle use, few people visiti.g it and the
majority of these foreigners. The reas
ons f r this are, first. the park is ac
cessible only for from three to four
months in the year; second, it is too
expensive a trip to make, and thirdly,
a w ek-or ten days trip on a stage
coach is never an easy task, and as a
rule is too severe a task for many peo
ple to attempt.
The writer cannot discover any
reason why the park should be made
cheaply accessible to everybody, at all
seasons of the year. certainly the great
wonders of the park in geyser s, boiling
springs, lakes, canyons and water-falls,
should be brought as near the people
as possible, for one cannot see these
sights without having a greater love
and respect for his country.
Regarding the game in the park one
can readily see that the extreme alti
tude prevents game from remaining
there, on account of snow, during the
winter months, unless fed, in which
case the game would become in a
measure domesticated and the annual
slaughter practiced by settlers all
around the park, when the game leaves
its territory would be prevented.
The area of the park reserve being
larger than several ot our eastern
states, a railroad crossing it strictly
under government control and regula
tion would hardly be noticed andwould
not alter the wildness or primeval con
dition of the country; feed could be
cheaply transported forthe game when
necessary and a wonderful develop
ment made towards settling the Big
Horn basin, which contains one-half
the irrigable lands of Wyoming; while
eastern Idaho and southern Montana
would be vastly bettered.
The park would no longer act as a
blockade to the development of three
large states and be but little visited,
Sbut its hotels would be filled, the sur
rounding country and even the game
in the park itself be greatly benefitted
and better protected, and in all proba
bility another transcontinental line
given the country where most needed.
We may assume that the primary ob
ject in establishing the Yellowstone
park was to preserve for the people ol
the United States the wonderfulsights
congregated in the limited area of the
pa:rk and that no thought was given to
the fact that this limited area would
practically block the development of
an extent of country thirty times as
We may rather assume on the con
trary that the setting aside of a tract
of land here as a national park was in
tended to be more of a benefit than a
detriment to the surrounding states;
certainly the welfare of these states if
not previously considered, should be
given proper consideration at the pres
The policy of the government should
be to eliminate as much as possible the
harmful effects of too rigid seclusion
as regards the park, some transporta
tion facilities, under the circumstances
of the blockade, should be allowed the
adjacent states for inter-communica
tion, the sights in the park itself should
-be made cheaply accessible and the
game properly protected in order that
- the people of the whole country may
reap a just return for having reserved
this land as a public park.--E. Gillette
in Sheridan (Wyo.,) Post.
I am about to close up my business
in Red Lodge with the intention ol
embarking in some other business in
another part of the state. Those that
want bargains, REAL BARGAINS, call on
me. I am determined to sell out the
stock of goods. Store to let. Fixtures
for sale. Parties owing the firm will
please call and settle or their accounts
will be placed in the hands of an at
torney for collection. Thanking you
for past favors I am your humble
t The Midwlnter Exposition.
s With the single exception of the Ad.
f ministration building, which needs a
3 full week's work before it will be.com
pleted, the five main buildings of the
California Midwinter International Ex
position are practically finished. Still,
it has been found impossible to open the
r Exposition in all its departments on Jan.
1. When the projectors of this indus
trial enterprise took advantage of the
glorious midwinter weather in Califor
- nia they did not expect that the wintry
winds on the shore of Lake Michigan,
and the mountains of snow between that
point and this, would array themselves
in opposition to their plans. This, how
ever, has proven to be the case, and
hundreds of carloads of exhibits which
were to come from the- Columbian Ex
position to stand on dress parade in
r Golden Gate park have been seriously
delayed by the weather. There has been
great difficulty experienced in getting
cars to load goods on at Chicago as fast
as they were ready, and when they had
once been started westward, a series of
- obstacles had to be overcome until, even
though the buildings in San Francisco
are practically ready for their reception,
the bulk of the exhibits which are to be
1 made by foreign nations have not yet
It has been found necessary, therefore.
to postpone the formal ceremonies of
opening the Exposition for a few days,
or until everything is in place. On the
first day of January, however, an infor
t mal opening occurs. The flags of all
3 nations will fly from the flag poles on
the Exposition buildings and in the
grounds, there will be music and gen
eral gala day effects, but the "day of
s days, " the day when San Francisco shall
be a perfect sea of bunting, when her
people shall turn out en masse, when an
extra legal holiday shall be declared and
when all California shall join in the
great ceremony of the opening of this
great midwinter festival-that day will
come a little later on.
Quite a number of the concessional
features of the Exposition are all in
7 readiness and will be in full blast on
Jan. 1. The great Firth wheel begins
s its revolutions with the New Year; the
lions and tigers in the wild animal arena
will roar to New Year audiences; the
Santa Barbara sea lions will roll and
roar in the great tanks that have been
provided for them; the forty-niner
mining camp will receive calls in true
frontier fashion; beer and pleasure will
flow at the Heidelberg castle; the Ha
waiian cyclorama will be open to the
public; the curious ones can do down
into the Colorado gold mine; and even
the.great electric tower will be almost
completed. But this word "almost"
will be changed into "quite" in its appli
cation to everything projected in con
nection with the Exposition before the
I grand opening day comes on, and when
that day comes there will be spread out
before the visiting multitude the most
complete and most picturesque exlosi
tion that the western sun has ever
Speaking of the great Firth wheel sug
gests mention of a very interesting in
t teresting incident which took place in
e connection. with its construction the
%ther dat. 'During a' tempiorary lull in
the work of putting -up the spiderlike
spokes of this wheel, a man was observed
to clamber slp in the, mass of timbers
r surrounding the base of the superstruct
ure. He was at first supposed to be a
Sworkman, and no special attention was
paid him. Presently, however, he c!am
bered out on one of the lower spokes.
The superintendent of construction,
catching sight of him, asked what he
wanted up there. The adventurer
made no response, but continued his as
cent, working his way inside the
1 periphery with catlike agility. The
t superintendent ordered him down. The
only answer he got was an invita
tion to come and fetch him. He kept
on climbing, and where the periphery
has not been placed he had to slide down
the big spokes until he reached the chan
nel irons. Crossing on these to the next
spoke, he worked out to the periphery,
3 and proceeded as before.
By this time quite a crowd had
4 gathered, watching the progress of this
B daring fellow, 120 feet from the ground.
SHe was repeatedly warned to look out
for himself, but showed himself abunid
Santly able to do so. Finally he reached
Sthe the highest point, and, standing at
1 full length, gave an exulting yell, which
5 was answered by a group of friends
near tlhe volcano building. Of course
he came down the other way, and thus
1 made the first revolution of the great
Firth wheel. On reaching the ground
he disclosed his identity, and was recog
nized as a sailor and rigger. He said he
Shad made the trip to settle a bet that he
- would make the first trip around this
S great rotary construction.
1 One of the sensations of the Exposi
- tion will be the famous diver, Kohana
,Maka, whose record as a long-distance
Sswimmer, deep diver and shark hunter
surpasses that of all aquatic wonders of
a the great Pacific. It is Kohana Maka
who has kept alive the old shark-hunt
ing custom of the early kings of Hawaii.
a In former days it was the custom of
Sroyal sportsmen to go to sea in their war
canoes or catamaran, taking along a
large bowl of chopped enemies. This
bowl was placed over the water, and
a fragments of hashed Kanaka were thrust
I through a hole in the bottom of the
bowl, thus attracting schools of man
eating sharks. When the sharks be
e came thick around the boats a native
I. king would dive in among them, knife
in hand, and, coming up under the
school, would stab one as he arose. This
e is one of the things that Kohana Maks
i does in these days. There will be no
s sharks in the little lake within the
Hawaiian enclosure at the Midwinter
Exposition, but there will be ample
0 room for diving and for Kohana and
I other great swimmers to exercise. Four
f women and three men, all experts, form
the little company of swimmers, headed
by Kohana Miaka, They will not only
illustrate the wonderful aquatic feats
for which the islanders are famous, but
t they announce themselves as ready to
neet all comers in any form of aquatic
" Until further notice
Sthe Rocky Fork Coal company
will deliver Screened Lump
SCoal to consumers in Red
e Lodge at $2.50 per ton of
5 In keeping with the customs of our country, everybody is now looking for sometJhing_ good for the
's. fit"V*:, 0* O°°°.s FANCY RAISINS
O IMPORTED and DOMESTIC
~ NEW NUTS,
Royal PEELED PEACHES,
In addition to the above cele- JAMS AND PR ESERVES, :
brated brands, we have a good MINCE MEAT,
flour that we are offering at OLIVES, OLIVE OIL,
$1.65 per cwt. We also have RENCH PEAS
. FRENCH PEAS,
Bargains to offer you in
CANNED and EVAPORATED MUSHROOMS,
Cai Fi YOUNG CUT ASPARACRAS IN CANS.
California Fruit. THOSE
]Don't Iiss It ! Famous NEW YORK CHEESE,
* which have made us leaders in the Cheese business, and everything NEA W£.
FRESH AND GOOD that you could want or ask for. **
Country Trade: . ------°- --- ----
Your mail orders will be filled with best care and O r Prices
shipped on short notice. are in keeping with the times.
Our Goods are fresh and of the best.
i y uWoe execute all orders promp)tly.
"I ty UStO erS " We are a Modern House.
We make a specialty of prompt and careful delivery. All we ask is a trial. Come and see us.
Yegon-Talmag U Merc'tle Co.
WHOLESALE ANDED LODE TANA.
RETAILRCH RED LOCE, TANATS.
PAINTS AND OILS
n WINDOW SHADES
r t MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
1 LAMP GOODS,
DRUGGISTS AND STATIONERS CIGARS,
Red Lodge, - - Montana
S Having concluded to retire from business I will offer my whole stock,
Valued at $15,OOO8 ,
h Consisting of
e Clothing, Cents' Furnishing Goods,
Lt Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
Trunkns & Valises,
SAT COST FOIE CASH,
Fo A GOOD CHANCE
SFor a monied man to invest, who wants to go into an es
a tablished business with a large country trade. Store to let
Fixtures for sale. Call or address,
The I. X. L. Co. Red Lodge, Mont,
MILLIS & C9.,
Have just received a car of
New York Apples.
New lot of
n Some bargaitrs in Underwear.
d Full Standard Prints; Large line only 6 cents per yard
COME EARLY FOR YOUR CHOICE.
MILLIS & Co. RED LODGE, MONT,
THE HOTEL SPOFFORD,
RED LODGE, MONT.
Y Finest Hotel in Eastern Montana. Everything New.
P Furnishings are of the Very Best.
RATES 82 and 83 PEIIR DAY
Steam Heat. Electric Lights, and Electric Alarm and Cal
Bells in Each Room.
THE ROCKY FORK TOWN and ELECTRIC CO., PROPRIETORS
LIVERY FEED and SALE STABLE.
Dray arld Express Line Iurl IxI Corlrlection:
ORDERS FOR BEAR CREEK COAL PROMPTLY FILLED.
RED LODCE, - - - MONT.
EASTERN AND WESTERN
Sash, Doors, Mouldings, Lath, Shingles and Building Paper.
Having purchased the lumber and yard of J. HI. Conrad & Co.
I am better prepared than ever to supply all demands
for building material.
CHAS. C. BOWLEN,
ASSIGNEE SALE! I
I WILL SELL E CASH,
Regardless of cost,
THE MAMMOTH STOCK OF GROCERIES, DRY
Goods, Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes,
Owned By J. H. CONRAD & Company.
MUST BE SOLD AT ONCE!
In order to secure funds to pay creditors.
A. E. FLAG ER, ASSIGNEE.
BILLINGS BUSINESS COLLEGE,
Montana Business College,
Sustains the following Complete Courses:
COMMERCIAL, SHORTHAND. (Ben Pitman.)
TYPEWRITINC, PENMANSHIP, and ENCLISH.
Students who complete a course of study and practice in either of these schoole
are capable of performing any of the duties of business life. None but the
best teachers employed. Terms .rsonable. Send for catalogue
of information. Address
E. O. RAILSBACK, - Principal,