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TlE RJ$D LODGE PICKET.
' VOL. XIV. RED LODGE, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1902.
An Unlimited Co-partnership Consisting
of W. F. MEYER and J. W. CHAPMAN.
F. H. ALDEN - - Cashier.
FRANK LYLE - Asst. Cashier.
Banking House of
Red Lodge. - Montanea.
On Dec. 10, 1901
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits
Deposits - - - $217,739.40.
Yielding to a demand on the part of valued
patrons, we will hereafter pay interest on
term deposits when the term is not less that
COUNSELOR AT LAW
Red Lodge Montana.
D R. GEORGE DILWORTH
Graduate of University of Michigan College of
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
Permanantly Located at Red Lodge, Montana.
L O. CASWELL
ATTORNEY AT LAW
AND NOTARY PUBLIC
Billings Avenue Red Lodge.
GEORGE H BAILEY
Red Lodge Improvement Co.'s Block.
Red Lodge Montana.
SYDNEY FOX FRANCIS ST. J. FOX
FOX & FOX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Bed Lodge Improvement Co.'s Block.
Red Lodge - . Montana.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Second Floor Carbon County Bank
Bed Lodge . Montana.
MRS. DAISY RIEGER
Treats all Chronic and Acute Diseases.
OFFICE HOURS, 8 TO 11:30 A. M., 1 TO 5 P. M.
Red Lodge, Montana.
LUTZ A RYBURN R. T. LuTz, M. D.
R. H. Rynuas.
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
Office in Picket Block
Red Lodge Montana.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JOHN L. PRICE,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR.
Damage and Water Right Suits a Specialty.
Office, Room 9 Improvement Company's Block.
Red Lodge, Montana.
DR. CARL SCHULIN,
OCULIST AND AURIST.
First National Bank Building,
Bllings, : : : Montana.
RUSSELL KIMBALL, M. E.
Railroad, Land and Ditch Surveying
Carbon County Bank Building,
RED LODGE, MONT.
Kimball Ranch, Box 76, Cody, Wyo.
This Is a Sign..;.,
These are three very essential
features in the Drug business and
are some of the requisite points
that make our business a success.
We are grateful for the liberal
patronage of the past and hope to
maintain confidence in future.
RED LODGE DRUG CO.
CARBON COUNTY BANK
(Incorporated under the state banking laws)
Red Lodge, Mont.
Paid Up Capital, 6 $50,000
W. A. CLARK.................President
GEO. L. RAMSEY...... Vice President
B. E. VAILL... ................Cashier
L. H. YERKES........Assistant Cashier
Money to loan at all times at reasonable
rates of interest.
County warrants bonds and bounty cer
tificates purchased at highest market
General banking business transacted.
WHEN IN BILLIN STOP AT
J. S. MATHIESON, Prop.
Steam Heat, Electric Lights,
Rates, - - $2.00 Per Day.
The new management desires the patron
age and good will of visitors to the city from
and Carbon County.
We strive to please; we will treat you
OUR RUNNERS MEET ALL TRAINS.
Christmas is Called
to the fact
Gifts for that our line
1902 of goods
Write us what you
desire, and your
order will have
CIY MEAT MARKET
RICKETTS & ARMISTEAD, Props.
FRESH AND SALT
Fish, Game and Oysters in Season
Free Daily Delivery.
We shall be pleased to meet you.
BILLINGS AVE. -:- RED LODGE.
JOHN P. ARNOTT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Business at Cody,Meeteetse Hyatt.
ville and Thermopolis will
BASIN,. : " WYOMING.
GONE TO HIS LAST REST
Paddy Fleming, Dead by His Own
Hand, Sleeps Amid Voiceless Si
lence of Dreamless Dust.
IS SINCERELY MOURNED
His Funeral Was the Largest in His
tory of City-Cause of Death De
termined by Coroner's Jury.
The last sad rites were performed
on Monday forenoon over the bier of
one wlho in life had enjoyed the re
spect and esteem of all his fellow citi
zens and who had so conducted him
self in public office and private life
that when he came to surrender the
burdens and perplexities of existence
upon this earth and seek repose in
the life hereafter, where pain, nor
sorrow, nor tribulation shall enter, he
laid down life so vicariously that it
was with heavy hearts and oppressive
sorrow his relatives and friends gath
ered at his bier to say the final fare
well of earth to him.
The funeral services of Patrick
Fleming were held at St. Agnes Cath- t
olic church at 10 o'clock Monday 1
morning. The esteem in which de- 1
ceased was held was attested by the
large concourse of people at the
church. The cortege that wended its i
solemn way to the cemetery was fully
a mile in length, the Red Lodge Fire
Department heading the procession in
a body. The floral tributes came from
friends in the city and county and
were contributed with lavish hand,
but if all who wished to lay a' flower
on his grave had been enabled to
make reprisals on the greenhouses in
other cities he would have slept be
neath a wilderness of flowers. The
sacred edifice was decorated with a
profusion of lilies and other cu~t flow
ers and potted plants.
The services were conducted by
Father Stack, who celebrated high
mass for the repose of the soul of
the deceased, and who preached a
funeral oration full of pathos and ten
derness for the one who was about
to be consigned to his last rest. The
church choir rendered in an impress
ive and beautiful manner selections
appropriate to the occasion. After
the services at the church were over
the pallbearers, who consisted of
Thomas Skelly, William Gebo, Thomrn
as Conway, James McLaughlin, Pat
rick Doran and John O'Rourke, led
the way from the church. Additional
services were said at the grave and
the mortal remains of Patrick Flem
ing were consigned to the earth until
the resurrection morning shall dawn.
Those who enjoyed the personal ac
quaintance of the deceased were at
first totally unprepared to accept the
statement that he had taken his own
life, as they could not reconcile an
act of this character with their pre
vious conception of the upright chat
acter and manly integrity of the man.
It was hard to believe that a young
man who had showed admirable self
possession under the most trying cir
cumstances in the performance of his
duty as an officer of the law could
go so far as to transgress those high
er laws to which all are amenable
before a supreme power. But the
conclusion seems irresistible that he
was driven to the act by a series of
circumstances connected with his life
to which he gave a greater import
ance than they really possessed. In
stead of confiding his- troubles to
some of his most intimate friends and
receiving their advice and counsel, he
preferred to keep them locked up in
his own bosom. Much brooding over
the matter no doubt had considerable
to do with his sudden determination
to end all with death. Being a man
of determination and quick to act,
when this thought gained the mastery
over him he did not delay in putting
into execution the foolish idea.
It is not within the legitimate prov
ince of anyone to pass judgment upon
the act. It remains only for his neigh
bors' and friends to mourn his un
timely departure from life and hold
in kindly and loving remembrance
his sterling worth as a citizen and
the spirit of kindly charity which he
always exhibited in his mingling with
mankind in general.
Patrick Fleming was a native of
Pennsylvania, having been born at
Fall Creek, Bradford county, Feb. 1,
1874, and consequently was in the
. 29th year of his age. He arrived in
Red Lodge thirteen years ago in com
pany with his parents add brothers
and sisters. After arriving at man's
estate be worked for several years in
the mines of the Rocky Fork Coal
company. He was appointed city mar
shal two years ago and filled the posri
tion so acceptably that he was reap
pointed again last spring. Seven
years ago he was united in marriage
to Miss Kate Gillen and leaves two
sons, one of whom. Jimmie, is 6 years
of age, while little Francis is about 3
years old. In addition to his imme
diate family he leaves to cherish his
memory a widowed mother, three
brothers, Terrence, Roger and James,
and two sisters, Mrs. William Lar
kin and Mrs. William O'Connor, all
residents of this city.
INQUEST IS HE LD.
Evidence Taken of Those Who Were
First to Arrive at Scene.
Upon being notified of the death of
Mr. Fleming, Coroner B. B. Kelley at
once repaired to the Elmei house,
whence the body had been removed,
and immediately impanelled a jury to
inquire into the circumstances sur
rounding the tragedy. The jury thus
chosen consisted of J. F. Rich, .1. A.
Underwood, A. J. Armstrong, Charles
Wilson, T. H. Bailey and L. H. Cald
well. The jury began its inquiry the
same night, but after listening to the
evidence of the physician who was
called to attend the deceased ad
journed until 9 o'clock Saturday
Evidence Given by Dr. Butler.
Dr. A. Butler gave his evidence Fri
day night. He said that an examina
tion of the wound showed that it had
been caused by a bullet of small cali
ber, which had entered the head half
an inch to the left of the panchas of
the left eye and about an inch abo.ve
that point. A protuberance had been
raised on the opposite side of the
head, just above the right ear, which
was caused either by the bullet hav
ing lodged there or by a splintered
bone having been driven outward
from the skull. Death had undoubted
ly been caused by the wound. The
hair was singed at the entrance of the
bullet, as though the weapon had been
held very close to the head when the
shot was fired. The body was still
warm when the examination was
made and rigor mortis had not yet
Deegan Makes Statement.
W. J. Deegan was the first witness
Saturday morning. His testimony
was brief and was to the effect that
about 9 o'clock on Friday night he
had been attracted from his house in
the vicinity of the tragedy by hear
ing a revolver discharged. He ran
out to the alley and found people run
ning in the direction of where the
body of Paddy Fleming was found.
On reaching the spot he found a bul
let wound in the temple of the d~
ceased, who was stretched out upon
his hack, stone dead. The only per
sons he saw upon the scene were
George W. Burke, Robert J. Wylie,
John Spry and the Pattersons. He
had no means of knowing how or by
whom the wound had been inflicted.
The body was removed to the Elmen
What Burke Saw.
George W. Burke testified that
about 9 o'clock on Friday night he
heard a shot fired. He stepped to the
door in a few seconds and 'saw Sam
Taggart running in the direction of
where the body was found. The dis
tance from the door to the body was
about sixty feet. Sam was about that
far from him when he opened the
door, running from Billings avenue
toward the body. He saw no other
person at the time and did not see
anybody retreating from the body.
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
ROSEBUD COUNTY BOUQUET.
The Forsyth Times of Dec. 11
The Red Lodge Picket is easily
the neatest and best weekly news
paper in the state of Montana.
MARRIED IN BILLINGS.
Prosperous Rosebud Woolgrower Se
cures a Handsome Bride.
L. C. Pipler of East Rosebud and
Mrs. Cora Harriman of Absarokee
were united in marriage at Billings
last Tuesday evening, the ceremony
taking place at the parsonage of the
Methodist Episcopal church and the
nuptials being celebrated by Rev. Dr.
W. A. Clark.
Mr. Piper, accompanied by his
bride, arrived in the city bIy Tuesday's
train and departed that afternoon for
his ranch home on the East Rosebud.
This is one of the finest ranches in
the county and the groom intends
next spring to erect a splendid new
The groom is a gentleman well
known and deservedly popular over
on the west side, while the bride is a
lady of many excellent qualities of
head and heart. Their many friends
will unite with The Picket in extend
•...v.ON. E, ! i/ ll ll.
A Recount of Votes Cast for County
Attorney Gives Woodward
COUNTED BY THE COURT
Judge Frank Henry Declares Repub
lican Candidate Elected and
Entitled to the Office.
At last the tie has been broken.
Reference is not had to the tie that
binds-that will still pass muster for
some time to conlc--but to the tie
that existed in the official vote for
county attorney which was developed
in Carbon county at the recent elec
Quo warranto proceedings were in
stitutcd in the district court Saturday
last by Fox &
Fox, who rep
resented Is. B.
matter, to ob
tain a. recount
of the votes. F.
did not resist
and by stitpula
tion with Coun
F. C. WOODWARD Caswell the re
County Attorney. count was or
deredl. Had not all the interested par
ties signed the stipulation no recount
could have been had until a successor
to the present county attorney had
taken his seat, either through appoint
ment or otherwise.
Mr. Reno, the democratic candidate,
was satisfied beyond peradventure of
a doubt that a recount would estab
'lish the fact that he had received a
pluralily over his republican rival for
the posiition, and when the recount
was ordered by Judge Henry lie was
fully as happy as he claimed to have
been when he had the smallpox out
at his ranch at Chance a year ago.
But when the recount was finished
on Monday night it, was found that
instead of Mr. Reno having a plurality
over Mr. Woodward it was just the
other way, Woodward being the win
ner by the scant margin of three
votes. Reno gained seven votes in the
recount and Woodward ten, making
the former's total vote in the county
647 and the latter's 650. The addition
al votes cante from certain ballots
which the judges of election in cer
tain precincts had failed to count, for
one reason and another. Judge Hen
ry, however, decided that as the in
tent of the voter could be ascertained
I from the ballot each man was enti
tled to every vote that had been cast
for him. The changes from the otffc
ial count in the respective precincts
1 appear below, the minus sign (-)
Ssignifying a loss instead of a gain:
East Red Lodge .... 4 ........ 2
R eno ............... I ........ 4
G ebo ...............-- 1 ........ 1
Roberts ............ 2 ........- 2
Rockvale ........... ........ 2
B ridger ............. 1 ........
Yellowstone ......... ........
Total gain ........ 10 ........ 7
In accordance with the result ob
tained the court made an order that
F. C. Woodward had received the
largest number of votes cast at the
election on Nov. 4, 1902, and there
fore was entitled to hold the office
of county attorney after the first Mon
day in January, 190'3, and to the em
oluments thereof, and that L. O. Cas
well, the present incumbent, was not
entitled to the position on and after
FOUGHT IN WAR OF 1848.
Reunion of Grizzled Veterans of the
Two old grizzled veterans of the
Mexican war, their locks whitened
with the snows of over eighty winters,
met by accident the other clay in Red
L.odge and compared reminiscences
of the war of 1847-8. Both also serv
ed with distinction in the war for the
preservation of the union which
swept over this country from '61 to
'65. They decided to have a reunion
in this city on New Year's day, and
with this idea in view invite the at
tendance of all Mexican war veterans
who may be living in Montana, espec
ially those residing at near-by points.
The two veterans who thus accident
ally met are none other than Emmett
Chatfield and L. M. Keryn, the latter
being the father-in-law of Alderman
A. Morrison. The banquet for the oc
casion will be spread at the Elmen
house and all those who attend can
be assured of perhaps the last oppoir
tunity they may ever have of listen
ing to a personal recital of the scenes
and incidents donnected with the
Mexican war, related by participants
in that sanguinary conflict.
METALLIC CIRCUIT COMPLETED.
L. L. Moffett Perfects His Long-Dim -
tance Telephone Service.
Wednesday L. L. Moffett came
from Billings to superintend the com
pletion of the connections in the Red
lodge central office, by which the
long distance service of the Montana
& Wyoming Telephone company is
considerably enhanced in efficiency.
The company now has a double
wire between Red Lodge and Billings,
in place of the old style of ground
circuit, which occasionally gave rise
to all sorts of wire trouble.
"The metallic circuit is the one now
universally in use," said Mr. Moffett
to The Picket. "and we are confideit
that our patrons will at once appre
ciate the better service we can now
offer on the long-distance line."
Mr. Moffett says that the building
of' the telephone line from Red Lodge,.
to Absarokee will have to be post
poned for the winter, owing to the in
clemency of the weather, although
muich of the equipment. is on the
ground, ready for the advent oftl:.:
construction gang. As soon as weath
er permits in the spring, the project
of giving western Carbon county resi
dents long-distance talking facilities'
will lie pushed to completion.
BEST IN THE STATE.
The Billings Times takes ocea
sion to remark that "The Red
Lodge Picket is the best weekly
paper in the state of Montana,"
It is a twelve-page, all home
print, and contains four pages
weekly of county news, supplying
the smaller points in Carbon
county with the news fresh from
TROUBLE IN FAIRYLAND.
"Quarrel of the Flowers" Receives a.
"Quarrels among flowerg" are nec
essarily rather harmless affairs, sern.
ing probably more as diversions in
fairyland than as "really and truly".
inharmonious discords; but, with this
as a theme, a number of the well
known young ladies and matrons of
Red Lodge succeeded in presenting at
the opera house last Friday evening
one of the prettiest cantatas ever seen,
The splendid program, as previous.
ly published in The Picket, was car
ried out most successfully, and the
Ladies' society of the Congregational
church realize a neat sum as a result.
The excellence of the music and the
perfection of management both bore
witness to the skill of Mrs. B, F.
Sprague, who officiated as conduc
Those who were present so greatly
enjoyed the affair that there has been
a demand for its repetition. Accord
ingly another performance will be giv
en sometime in January, the exact
date to be announced later.
NEARING THE END.
Rock Creek Water Right Suit Reach
ing Final Stage.
Out of a total of 375 water rights
which are to be determined and fixed
by decree of court in the present
water right litigation in the district
court, some 215 rights had been heard
up to noon today and about 300 wit
nesses had testified in the case. When
court adjourns tomorrow the total
number of water rights taken up will
app)roximate 250, or about two-thirds
of the entire number. As the case will
then have already consumed three
weeks in the consideration thereof it
will take less than ten days to finish
it after court convenes again, which
will be on Jan,,12.
Invitations to the celebration of St.
John's day, Dec. 26, have been sent
out by Star in the West lodge.
Through an error these fail to state
that every Mason is to bring either
his wife or lady friend. Please un
derstand also that every Mason in
Carbon county, whether he received
a regular invitation or not, is expect
ed to attend.
All diseases start in the bowels.
Keep them open or you will be sick.
CASCARETS act like nature. Keep
liver and bowels activD.wlthout a sick
ening griping feeling. Six million peo
ple take and recommendCASCARETS.
Try a lOc box. All druggists. *