T HE 1RED LODGE' PICKET.
VOL. XIV. RED LODGE, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1902. NO.25
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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. - Montana.
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 than
L B. BOOTH
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON,
Office and Residence at Butler's Drug Store,
Gebo, - - - Montana.
W F. MEYER
COUNSELOR AT LAW
Bed Lodge - Montana.
DR. GEORGE DILWORTH
Graduate of University of Michigan College of
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
Permanantly Located at Red Lodge, Montana.
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.
C L. MERRILL
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Bridger . . Montana.
G W. PIERSON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Second Floor Carbon County Bank
Red Lodge Montana.
MRS. DAISY RIEGER
Treats all Chronic and Acute Diseases.
OFFICE HOURS, 8 TO 11:30 A. e., 1 TO 5 P. M.
Red Lodge, Montana.
LUTZ & RYBURN B. T. LUTZ, M. D.
R. H. RYBUIN.
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
Office in Picket Block
Red Lodge - Montana.
I B. RENO
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JOHN L. PRICE,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR.
Damage and Water Right Suite a Specialty.
Office, Room 9 Improvement Company's Block.
Red Lodge, Montana.
DR. CARL SCHULIN,
OCULIST AND AURIST.
First National Bank Building,
Billings, : : : Montana.
RUSSELL KIMBALL, M. E.
Railroad, Land and Ditch Surveying
Carbon County Bank Building,
RED LODGE, MONT.
Kimball Ranch, Box 76, Cody, Wyo.
WHEN IN ..BILLINGS..TOP 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.
CARBON COUNTY BANK
(Incorporated under the state banking laws)
Red Lodge, Mlont.
Paid Up Capital, 5 50,000
IW. A. CLARK..................President C
GEO. L. RAMBEY........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.
WARM CLOTHING FOR N
THE COLD WEATHER T
FROM now on we may look A
for cold, winter weather- t
and we carry a complete line of t
Clothing to keep you warm; in
cluding Fur Coats, Blanket Qoth- t
ing, German Socks, Caps, Mitts,
Footwear; Blankets and Bedding.
The patronage of Stockmen so
licited. Write us your needs.
J. D. LOSEKAMP
The Popular Clothier
BILLINGS S A MONTANA
I[CITY MEAT MARKETi
RICKETTS & ARMISTEAD, Props.
a. FRESH AND SALT
Fish, Game and Oysters in Season
Free Daily Delivery.
a. We shall be pleased to meet you.
BILLINGS AVE. -:- RED LODGE.
This Is a Sign......
These are three very essential
ftatures 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.
GEORGE VAN CLEVE'S
O Dray and
Is Always READY FOR BUSINESS.
Plane Meovin a SpecIalty.
Leave orders at Res Ledge Furniture Store
FOIRU1TN A LTTS HER l
Mrs. E. S. Lennon Will Take Long st
Journey to Sweden to Claim ft
GOOD NEWS IN LETTER
Several Improved Farms, Flouring
Mill and Sawmill Left by In
dustrious Father. st
There is at least one woman in Red n
Lodge who feels that she has no quar
rel with fate at present. That is Mrs. L
E. S. Lennon, who has just received t;
the very comfortable piece of infor- 0
mation that a considerable fortune
awaits her in her old home in Sweden. f,
She has made up her mind to start d
the first of the year on the long jour- x
ney back to the scenes of her child
hood, believing that she will then re- t
alize more from the estate than if t
she leaves it for lawyers to settle' en- t
tirely. It is a long, hard journey to c
take, especially in winter, but Mrs. t
Lennon is so pleased at her good for
tune that she looks forward to the
trip with much less repugnance than t
would otherwise be the case.
It is twenty-five years now since I
Mrs. Lennon left the shores of her
native land. Then she was known as
Miss Tuoerg. It is impossible for her
to tell exactly what the estate will
amount to, but its value can hardly
be less than $150,000, and may be con
siderably more than that.
The definite news of this windfall
came to Mrs. Lennon in a letter from
her brother, Frank Tuberg, a prosper- 1
ous business man of Windom, Minn., 1
where he is the proprietor of three I
brickyards. The estate belonged to 1
her father, who died in 1892, but news
of affairs in the old country has in- I
frequently come to the expatriated
members of the family. What called
particular attention to the existence
of a large, unclaimed estate was the
death of a brother of Mrs. Lennon,
which occurred in Sweden in October.
The estate consists of several farms
-Mrs. Lennon does not know just
how many-a large flour mill, an ex
tensive sawmill, and several smaller
institutions, including carpenter and
blacksmith shops. When the daugh
ter who will shortly profit by the in
dustry and frugality of her father de
parted from Sweden in the long ago,
the elder Mr. Tuberg was possessed
of four large, well-improved farms.
Since then he has added to his pos
sessions in this line, but to what ex
tent it is impossible for those most
interested in this country to state.
But $50,000 is considered a very con
servative estimate of the value of the
landed part of the estate, which lies
within four miles of Gutenberg, Swe
In addition to the direct Inheritance
of property, there will be large rentals
coming to the legal heirs, for these
several farms have been leased since
1892, without payment having been
made to the rightful owners for use
It is hard to conceive of a more de
serving person for fortune thus to
smile upon than Mrs. Lennon. For
eighteen years she has endured a
more or less unremitting struggle to
"keep the wolf from the door." At
present she is proprietress of one of
the most popular boarding houses in
Red Lodge. 'This has been her occu
pation all these years, and she has
managed to keep herself and daugh
ter in most respectable circumstances.
She kept a large boarding house in
St. Paul, later went to Denver, then
removed to Carbonado, and for some
time has been in Red Lodge, where
she expects to make her home after
she has claimed the fortune awaiting
Mrs. Lennon's neice, Mrs. J. C.
Blanding of Carbonado, is in the city
to spend Christmas, and she has
agreed to remain here and care for
the boarding house while Mrs. Len
non is absent on the long trip. Mrs.
Blanding's mother, Mrs. Strom, is still
living at the old home in Gutenberg,
and Mrs. Lennon will endeavor to
I have her return to the United States
The Minnesota brother has not yet
decided whether he will accompany
his sister to Sweden, but he will meet
her in St. Paul, and there they will
make their plans. Mrs. Lennon has
already inquired of L. P. Sichler & Co.
for round-trip railroad and steamer
rates, and she is fully determined to
Mrs. Lennon owns her own home in
Red Lodge, having purchased it last
summer. She uses it for a boarding
house, and, though definite plans have
not yet been made, she may consid
erably branch out in this business
when she returns to Red Lodge.
Mrs. Lennon has one daughter, El
eanor, and the ortune will prove a
blessing to the latter, who has a fine
soprano voice. Mrs. Lennon, who was
full of anticipation and pleasant plan's,
declared to The Picket that she was
determined to give her daughter a
thorough musical education.
GOOD NEWS FOR TRUSTEES.
Annual Apportionment of County
School Fund Is Made.
It takes money to run the public
schools, and it is therefore always wel
come news for trustees in the various
districts to learn that the annual ap
portionment of school funds has been
County Superintendent Martha R.
Dilworth performed this pleasant du
ty last Saturday, and the Carbon coun
ty districts, according to the number
of scholars they have, now have com
fortable balances subject to their or
der, with County Treasurer Charles E. I
Only children of school age, or be
tween the ages of 6 and 21, figure in
the estimation of the amount due coun
ty and districts. This year the per
capita apportionment is $2.52, the to
tal amount distributed is $6.095.88,
and the consequent amounts received
by the several districts as a result of
the fall collection of taxes are as fol
Dist. No. of Children. Ain't
1-Red Lodge ......693 .... $1746.36
2-Parker ......... 39 .... 98.28
3--Sage Creek .... 52 .... 131.04
4-Bridger ........116 .... 292.32
5-W ilsey ......... 35 .... 88.20
6- Clark .......... 30 .... 75.60
7- Joliet .......... 69 .... :173.88
8- Ellis ........... 35 .... 88.20
9-Rock Creek .... 35 .... 88.20
1 --Volney ......... 45 .... 113.40
11-Butcher Creek .. 20 .... 50.10
12--Stillwater ...... 11 .... 27.72
13-Excelsior ....... 49 .... 123.48
14-Grove Creek ... 17 .... 42.14
15-Absarokee ...... 7 .... 17.60
16-Rosebud ........ 61 .... 153.^2
17-Town .......... 42 .... 105.84
18- Nye ............ 28 .... 70.5b
19-Provinse ....... 34 .... S5.6S
20-Terrell ......... 40 .... 100.80
21-Draper ......... 18 .... 45.63
22-Valley ......... 82 ... 206.64
t,23-Roberts ......... 55 .... 138.60
24-Willow Creek .. 50 .... 12G.00
25-New Prospect .. 25 .... 63.00
26-Youst .......... 29 .... 73.08
27-Sweet Grass ... 17 .... 42.64
28-Carbonado ...... 80 .... 201.60
29-Vaughn ........ 22 .... 55.45
30- Gebo ........... 89 .... 224.28
31- Hines .......... 73 .... 183.96
32-Rockvale ....... 42 .... 105.84
33-Paradise Valley. 44 .... 110.88
34-Silver Tip ..... 31 .... 78.12
t 35-Golden ......... 16 . ... 40.32
36- Morris ......... 38 .... 95.76
37-Elbow .......... 35 .... 88.20
S38-Bailey .......... 25 .... 63.00
39-White Bird ..... 46 .... 115.92
40-Columbus ...... 23 .... 57.96
41-Brockway ...... 37 .... 93.24
e 42-West Rosebud .. 20 .... 50.40
S43--Bundy .......... 14 .... 35.28
44-Oklahoma ...... 38 .... 95.76
45-Bluewater ...... 12 .... 30.24
Total ...........2419 ... $6095.88
ONLY ONE LEFT ALIVE.
Carbon Building and Loan Associa
tion Has Entire Field.
According to the annual replort of
State Examiner William Hudnall, the
Carbon Building & Loan association
of Red Lodge is the only state organ
ization of the kind now in existence.
The year 1902 started with three do
ing business in Montana, but the Daw
son of Glendive and the Mutual of
Butte have both liquidated during the
Only one foreign building and loan
association is now qualified to oper
ate in the state. That is the Western
of Salt Lake, and its reports have sat
isfied the examiner.
Montana's Exports for 1902.
Precious Metals .......... $47,312,675
Sheep, wool etc .......... 11,800.000
Cattle ................... 9,000,001
Fruit ................. .... 1,000,0010
Coal ..................... 1,000,000
Miscellaneous ............ 1,000,000
Total .................. $71,112,675
Get In Line and Driigo
I am prepared to drill wells in all
parts of the county, and have the only
fully-equipped drilling machine in Car
bon county. Satisfactory work guar
anteed; prices reasonable. For fur
ther information, address:
W. J. HAY,
25t2 Roberts, Mont.
Document cover paper, in various
i shades and best quality, either plain
t or printed, can be had at The Picket
office. Attorneys in need of covers
e for legal instruments can save money
i* by patronizing this office. *
TRIO TIREI) OF IIF
Suicidal Mania Causes Three Red
Lodge Citizens to Long for C
SOLGA WANTED TO DIE
But Gruel Prevented the Rash Deed.
Ferguson Frightened by Grim
Shadow of Death.
Believers in the science of tele
pathy, thought transference, influence
of mind over mind, or whatever you
choose to call it, would have found
much to corroborate their theories in
the apparent suicidal mania which
prevailed in Red Lodge last week.
During the dark hours between twi
light and dawn, last Friday night, the
utter weariness of life was in the
hearts of three well-known lied Lodge
men, and it is almost certain that
there would have been for The Picket
to chronicle this week other stories
of attempts to rend the veil which
separates mortality from the unknown
Beyond, had it not been for. the fact
that faithful friends thwarted the de
signs of self-efacement which filled
the minds and hearts of the three re
It seems that Robert Solga, the
well-known blacksmith, was one who
despondently longed to throw off the
burden of living, but was preserved
from death by his friend, C. E. Gruel.
The latter told The Picket he did not
want to talk about the affair at all.
"Solga has been kind to me," said
Gruel, "and I will not give out any
of the details oi' the unfortunate al:
fair for publication."
It was learned, however, that the
circumstances were about as follows:
Solga and Gruel were in their
room at the Central hotel, when the
former produced a gun, with no un
certain intent, and in fact declared
that he was tired of life and meant to
end it all with a bullet. He had been
drinking and had one of the despond
ent fits which have come over him
frequently of late. It is claimed that
he has heretofore threatened self-de
But Solga unwittingly gave his
friend Gruel an opportunity to pre
vent the rash deed when he laid the
gun down on the table. Gruel is a
cripple at present, having suffered a
broken leg when a horse fell on him
about a month ago. He is obliged to
use, crutches. But the fact that he
could not travel fast did not deter
him from carrying out the quickly
formed purpose. He also knew that
in his crippled condition he was no
match for the brawny blacksmith if
it came to a tussle for the possession
of the gun.
But, quick as though, Gruel seized
the revolver from the table and has
toned from the building and, in spite
of his condition, almost ran to the
Silver Dollar saloon, where he placed
the gun in the safe keeping of the pro
prietor, Barney Hart.
Solga was angry at Gruel for the
latter's interference, and Gruel was
afraid to return to the hotel room
alone. Accordingly Mr. Hart accom
panied Gruel hack to the hotel, and
George Miller agreed to 'spend the
night with Solga, to, prevent the lat
ter from carrying out his fell design
The same night Tom Ferguson, who
has been employed cleaning out sal
oons and doing other odd jobs about
the city for a long time, started for
home with the declaration that he
would not live to see the dawn of an
other day. But he did.
It appears that Ferguson, never
having met the grim monster, hardly
knew what Death looked like. But
on his way home the night which was
to be his last on earth, the shadow
of man's last enemy fell across his
pathway before the scheduled time
for the curtain to rise on eternity. In
other words Ferguson fell and nearly
killed himself. The next day he was
a sorer but a wiser man. His near
approach to death had made hint
more fond of life.
The third would-be suicide was ons
of the prominent citizens of Red
Lodge, whose name is withheld out of
respect for his family and friends.
It is almost certain that he too owes
his present lively condition to the
kindness of friends.
In this case also despondency was
induced by over-consumption of bad
whiskey, which seems to have been
imported in inferior qualities but un
I diminshed quantities of late. This
t man openly declared that he had de
3 cided to make away with himself.
r But he had good friends near at hand
in his hour of need. They took a bot
tle of morphine from him, watched
him carefully and took him out of the
city for a time until returning ration
ality should convince him of his sad
mistake, when he desired to make a
precipitate entrance into the presence
of his Maker.
Scientists claim thatseif-destruction
is epidemic, and these experiences n
Red Lodge would seem to ,r.ove the
truth of the theory.
MEN TEACHERS PAID MORE.
Statistics of Montana Schools for Per
iod of One Year.
The total number of children of
school age in the state at the close
of the school year on the 31st of last
August was 64,623. Of these 32,813
are boys and 31,810 are girls. There
are 27,816 children under the ago of
six years in the state, 14,199 being::
boys and 13,617 being girls.
Twelve hundred and ninety-one
teachers were employed at the same
time for twelve weeks or more during
the school year, 236 of those being
men and 1,055 women. The average
length of term in the state was 6.56'
months. There are reported forty-,
nine irivate schools, which have 1,839
The whole nu.mber of scholars on
rolled during the year was 44,8S.1,
while the average daily attendance
was 3.1,471. The percent of atten d- :
ance was 86.
There are in the state's teachinig `
corps 359 gradtiates from normal
The average salary for the state,
for men, is $76.89, while the average
salary for women teachers is $52,04..
MORE PRAISE FOR PICKET.
'rLhe Livingston Enterprise of
Dec. 20 says:
The Red Lodge Picket is one of
the brightest and best weekly
Snewspapers in the state.
WILL SUE THE COUNTY.
George Snider Is Dissatisfied With
Allowance for Road Work.
George Snider of Fishtail says he.
will sue the county because the com
missioners only allowed him $15 for
doing roadi work, for which he claims
he was promised $25. Snider was in
town Monday and told what he was
going to do to the county.
He says he contracted with Com
missioner J. J. Frank and County
Surveyor Hine to do the specified
road work. He declares he can prove
by five witnesses that he was to have
The road in question is the Fishtail
road, running along the West Rose
bud, then up the canyon to the lakes.
Snider says he gave the county a
free right of way through his place,
but that now he will simply close the
road and make the county take pro
ceedings to have the road condemned,
unless the commissioners pay him
the $25 he claims.
CHANCE FOR EMPLOYMENT.
How to Secure Information About
Civil Service Examinations.
The United States Civil Service
comlmission reports that for the' year
ending June 30, 1902, there were 14,
118:3 persons appointed from its regis
ters. This was 4,692 more thanl was
ever before appointed in a single
year. Anyone wishing information
about these positions can secure it
free by writing for the Civil Service
announcement of the Columbian Cor
respeondence college, Washington, D.
C. The commission will hold exami
nations to secure young men and wo
men for these places during March
and April, at Billings, Butte, Great
Falls and Helena.
Many people do not know that these
appointments are made without polit
ical influence and that a large, share
of them are filled by those having on.
ly a common school education, but
such is now the case.
A Million Voices
Could hardly express the thanks of
Homer Hall, of West Point, Ia. Lis
ten why: A severe cold had settled on
his lungs, causing a most obstinate
cough. Several physicians said he had
consumption, but could not help him.
When all thought he was doomed he
began to use Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption and writes-"It
completely cured me and saved my
life. I now weigh 227 pounds." It's
positively guaranteed for Coughs,
Colds and Lung Troubles. Price 50c
and $1.00. Trial bottles free at Arm
strong's drug store.
All diseases start in the bowels.
Keep them open or you -will be sick.
CASCARETS act like nature. Keep
liver and bowels active without a sick
ening griping feeling. Six million peo
ple take and recommendCASCARETS.
Try a 10c box. All druggists. *
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