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(nudriim Ninth Pagy).
You'll never see such ridin' on 'The
Sidewalks of New York.'"
"The captain's poetry may be a tri
fle inelegant because of the haste with
which it was put together, but it
comes nearer hitting the mark than
nnything I have had suggested to my
mnind. To begin with she had to be
hog-tied before being bridled, saddled
or mounted, but when she did get up,
whew! Well, it just looked to a man
up a tree as if she was kicking the sun
square in the face, and just incidental
ly striking the earth with her feet, to
let the folks know she was still with
"After half an hour of terrific bluck
ing, striking, running and jumping
'Buckskin Bess' was led back to the
corral, too weak to buck furtner until
.given a chance to regain her breath
and strength. 'This horse would not
have been worth two cents a yard to a
tenderfoot, but its owner said it would
occupy a front pew in the broncho
hereafter and have a golden shoe on
each foot and edit the Broncho Halle
NEW COAL CAMP BOOMING.
W. A. Barnum Predicts a Bright Fu
ture for Windsor, Wyo.
W. A. Barnum of Windsor, Big Horn
county, Wyo., which is the name re
cently bestowed upon the new coal
camp in Elk basin, was in town Mon
day attending to business and buying
a wagonload of "Christnias 'p'resents
with which to make merry at'the
The little community in Elk Basin
now numbers twenty-five souls, and
Mr. Barnum is so confident of the fu
ture of Windsor that his chief object
-in coming to town this week was to
have the Bridger postoffice take vp
,with the department at. Washington
the matter of establishing a postoffice
at the new camp. To a Picket report
er Mr. Barnum said:
"There is absolutely no doubt in my,
mind, that when spring opens we will
have an active, booming camp. There
is now a boarding house, my own
house and the engine house and tipple
"I wish to place my coal on the
Butte market, and as soon as the
roads are in conrdition will put on a
65 horse-power traction engine to haul
my outpu.t to this point for shipment.
Come out to our place and see for
yourself what we are doing."
PRESENT FOR THE PROFESSOR.
Pleasant Incident Marks -Entertain
ment Given by the Scholars.
Last Friday afternoon was the oc.
casion of an entertainment given by
the pupils of the down town school.
A program, which .was published in
The Picket last week, was rendered
before an audience made up of the
parents and friends of the scholars.
The exercises were opened auspic
iously by the.presentation to Profes
sor Thompson-of a volumd 6f LoWell's
poems, the gift of the entire school.
In the eventig the youngsters had a
dance at Uni~d hall, and To "grown
ups" were permitted to even peep in
at the window's. It was strictly a ju
venile affair,-1 -but -from .the--merry
shouts of laughter that arose and
sounds: of energetic little fdedt tripping,
the light fantastic,? it' ,as"evident that
there was something doing that night.
Sch'Iobblwill resume on Jan.. 5.
DANCING ON SPRING. FLOOR.
Union Hall "Managers Provide for
Pleasure of Social Gatherings.
The managers of Union hall have t
this week added a feature which L
makes this popular pleasure resort t
perfect in all 'its qualifications.
Six sets of car springs have been
placed about midway under the 22x60 i
floor, and now the dancing surface re
sponds to the lightest footfall with
a, buoyancy that makes fatigue an un
After January f 'st the Ilub dances,
will be held in Union hall at 50c per
dance or $1.00 for a series of four.
The intervening evenings will be de
voted to that fascinating sport, roller
skating. An order for skates has
been made and the little four-wheel
ers will be here within a week.
BANK ROBBERS WERE FOILED.
Plot to Loot Cody Bank Upset by
T. A. Renner of Meeteetse, Wyo., a
stockholder in the local bank, arrived
in town Monday via the Bowler stage.
Mr. Renner told a Picket reporter
that hold-up people are numerous in
When the new bank building, re
cently completed in Cody, was ready
for occupancy a plan had been laid
by men in that vicinity to rob it. For
tunately the plans of the robbers be
came known to the !'-' k officials and
three Pinkerton d::.-.tives watched
the bank ight and d,; for some time.
The robbers, who e,.re camped in
the hills near to'In, became wearyi
of waiting, ,ulled their freight- and j
have not be.n seen since.
NEWV LINE, TO DF NVER
The Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone
Company Has Plans for Conven
ience of its Patrons.
BY THE WAY OF BRIDGER
Will Obviate a Too-Circuitous Route
and Establish Better and
Manager Hutton of the Rocky Moun
tain Bell Telephone company was a
Bridger visitor Friday. To a Picket
reporter Mr. Hutton had this very in
teresting statement to make:
"Our company has in contemplation
an extension of its lines from this
place into Wyoming and ultimately,
the line will connect with the Denver
extension in that state. At the pres
ent time the company's lines extend
to Butte, Dillon, Pocatello, Salt Lake
and thence through the state of Colo
rado to Denver, and in order to hold
communication with the latter place,
connection has to be made through
the many exchanges on that line,
which is not only expensive, but in
volves more or less annoyance to the
party speaking, as interruptions are
bound to occur by different ones along
the line breaking the circuit.
"To obviate this necessity of talk
ing over such a long and circuitous
route, as well as to establish better
service at a less cost to our patrons,
the new Wyoming line has been deter
mined upon. We have decided to
commence active operations as soon
as the frost is out of the ground and
spring weather will permit.
"This new extension will run to Co
dy, Thermopolis and Meeteetse and,
like all the other lines of this com
pany, will be fitted out with complete
metallic circuit. The poles used will
1 be selected Oregon cedar."
MANY FANTASTIC COST'UMES. E
Long-Heralded Masque Ball Proves an
Unqualified Success. r
The long-heralded masque ball has
come and gone and will remain 'in the
memory' of all as one of the most
amusing social affairs of the season.
The floor :was a perfect medley of
bright and fantastic costumes of all
colors and styles, with all sizes and
shapes on all shapes 'and sizes.
Easily the best costumes worn were
by a couple of Absarokee Indians, and
these took the costume prizes, a bot
tle of perfume for the lady and a bot
tle of beer for the gentleman. The
winners were Mrs. Jordan Bean and
Clare Rhodes. ..
The prizes awarded to the best lady
and gentleman waltzers were captur
cd by Miss Lois Harklerood and'Cyrus
Preuitt, respectively. Miss Harkle
rood ,wore a bridal costume.
Other :characterS represP.ted were
as follows: Japanese lady, Mrs. Hes
lop; Janice Meredith, Miss Barlow;
Red IRidiang Hood. Mrs: Scott, Gypsy
dirl, 'Ltibile Miller; ..White' Wings;
Messrs. Hines, Miller and Hough,
Turkish gentlemen, Elmer .E.reeman.
and Tom Ames; Troubadours, Mes
dathes Kirby "nd : ~enry Boilard;
School' girls, 1jisfses Gebo and Wad
jiams; a coon, Tom Wells.
ROY NUTTING'S POPULARITY.
Bridger Lumber'bCompany Achieves.
Success Largely Because of it.
One of the initial industries of o-ur
town was the Bridgei Luinber 'com
pany. Through booming business
times, and in seasons of depression
alike, this concern has remained one
of Bridger's most reliable commercial
In addition to all grades of rough
1 and finished lumber, there can be
found for sale at the yard harness
and hardware, hay and grain.
Are you going to build a house? Go
r to Nutting, for he keeps the lumber
to build it, the shingles and building
paper to roof it, the paint to paint
r it, glass for the windows and all the
s necessary interior fixtures to make
1- it a complete dwelling.
The success of this business has
come in no small measure through
the popularity of the. proprietor, Roy
MANY PRESENTS FOR TEACHER.
Miss Williams Closes School for Year
With Fine Christmas Program.
The Christmas tree celebration at
the Towne schoolhouse Tuesday night
was one of the most enjoyable of the
h;liday festivities. George Towne
acted as Santa Claus and tickled the
youngsters mightily with his antics.
The teacher, Miss Lulu Williams,
was the recipient of numerous gifts
and an enjoyable program by the pu
pils and patrons was rendered.
Among those taking part were: Del
bgrt Briscoe, Lillian Briscoe, Thomas
Jones, Ernest Briqcoe, Ella Carney,
jLilly and Willie Kebsehull, Stella
Bartelle, Eunice Bartelle, Minnie Eich
enberg, Concie Carney, Mrs. Judkins,
Ernestine Schaeffer and Miss Wil
The school is now closed for the
year and Miss Williams returns to her
home in Butte Saturday.
PATEK GOES SCOTT FREE.
Timid Wife Finally Refuses to Appear
Against the Man.
The people residing in the vicinity
of Joe Patek's ranch on the East side
were deeply wrought up last week
over alleged abuses which the muscu
lar Bohemian was said to be inflicting
on an invalid wife.
Complaint was made to the author
ities that Mrs. Patek had at divers
times sought sanctuary with the
neighbors, claiming that her liege lord
choked, kicked and pounded her, and
threatened the life of herself and her
All this being contrary to the peace
and dignity of the state of Montana
Patek was arrested by Deputy Zach
ary Saturday and haled before Jus
tice Stone. A hearing was set for
Monday but, as is usual in such cases,
when it came to a show-down Mrs.
Patek refused to appear and Joe was
set at liberty.
SKATE CATCHES IN ICE.
Fay Nutting's Holiday Pleasure,
Spoiled by Painful Accident.
Fay Nutting, the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nutting, met with
a painful accident Sunday afternoon,
while skating on a small pond at the
home of R. B. Teasdale, a mile below
In some manner her skate slipped
into a crack in the ice, throwing hei
violently and causing a painful frac
ture of the leg bone, just above the
Dr. Gates was hastily called and
placed the fractured member in a
plaster cast. Fay is doing nicely.
Her many friends sincerely regret her
misfortdre, especially just at the be
ginning of the Christmas holidayq.
"TO DRIVE DULL CARE AWAY."
Exchange Saloon Has Recipe for Ban- I
ishment of the Blues. 1
The Exchane saloon, a most popular I
resort under the management of Shu
pak & Kuchinski, is the place of I
places to banish dull care.
Here the celebrated Vino Vito and
Hi Hi Bitters are to be had, as well as
the best of all sorts of refresiing
drinks; and, for diversion, one may
try his hand at a turn of the new rou
lette wheel, or listen to the Edison
Baxter Zachary presides over the
bar and what he does not know of the
art of compounding beverages would
not be worth knowing.
- NONE SURPASSES IT..
John Forsman's General Store Sets
Pace in South-Eastern Montana.
The well-known name of John Fors
man has come to. be the synonym in
the Clarke Fork valley for the motto
"Good goods at' reasonable prices."
No outrageous demands are made at
tlijs store upon your pocketbook, and
yet one may find, the best of quality
and the greatest, variety here.
It-is argelneral store-in the- largest
sense of the word, and the stock com
prises hardware, dry goods, clothing
and grocery supplies of all kinds.
-lmmdnsa storage room permits Mr.
Fotsmnn to carry a-.stock which is not
excelled in this part o the coutny.
IS A POPULAR RESORT.
Cabinet Saloon Answers All the Pur
poses of Business Men's Club.
This well-known saloon has always
supplied, in Bridger, the demand for
a business man's club. It is essen
tially a gentleman's resort, and a
1 clean, quiet orderly place. No rougl.
conduct is tolerated and 'one may
1 bring in his friends to drink, visit or
consummate a business deal.
Only the best of liquors and brews
are kept on tap and an experienced
hand is always behind the bar.
r The location of The Cabinet make:;
it easy-of access for ranchers, bus.i
t ness men and the traveling public.
NOT AN ARDUOUS TRIP.
Red Lodge and Bridger Stage Looks
After Comfort of Passengers.
A trip either way over the Red
Lodge and Bridger stage route is no
longer an arduous task. A daily
stage driven by J. H. Darrow makes
quick time between the two towns,
leaving Bridger at 6:30 a. m., and on
the return trip 'leaving Red Lodge at
1:30 p. m.
Special attention is given comfort
of passengers and baggage and ex
press is carefully looked after.
Orders left at the postoffice will re
STRIKES A POOR MARKET.
A. E. Parker Is Obliged to Sacrifice
His Shipment of Cattle.
A.. E. Parker has returned from his
recent trip to Chicago where he too:
fifty head of cattle to be disposed of
on the big market. Andy was unfir
tunate in arriving there on one of the
poorest days in the history of the Chi
cago market, and received $500 less
for his shipment of stock than he
would have received a week earlier.
On the lay referred to, Dec. 31. 3S,
000 head of cattle, 50,000 sheep and
60,000 hogs were sold, and prices were
FAVORITE STORE OF RANCHERS.
J. W. Matson Lives Up to the Motto,
"One Price to All."
The motto which has made the Dry
Goods and Grocery store of J. W. Mat
son the leading ranchers' supply house
in the valley is "One price to all."
Here, too, local shoppers find a sup
ply of new, stylish, goods and the
highest grade of groceries always in
stock. The most accessible location
in town. Corner of Main and Broad
TRAVELING MEN LIKE IT.
Hotel Barlow Has Achieved and Now
Maintains Splendid Reputation.
Bridger bears the. reputation of hav
ing the best hotel in the county bar
ring possibly those in Red Lodge, and
the cuisine is excelled by none.
Traveling men look forward to a
good square meal and clean, comfort
able quarters when they reach this
hostelry and are not disapp)ointed.
A cigar stand in the office is a re
NO BETTER PLACE ANYWHERE.
W. H. Bostic Working to Secure That
3eet Sugar Factory.
WV. H. Bostic is determinfed to se
cure a sugar beet factory for Bridger.
and is now in communication with
D. A. Richardson of Great Falls, who
is looking for a suitable place to lo
cate such a factory. He need loo!: no
further than the Clarke, Fork valley.
We have coal to run the engines and
we can raise the finest grade of sugar
beets in the world to feed the factory.
Runaway Team Rounded Up.
While Adolph Anderson was trans
acting business at the company store
last Saturday afternoon, his horses,
left to themselves, started at a rapil
pace on the shortest route home.
Adolph, spying the fast disappearing
team, mounted a saddle horse near
by and, after a hard chase, rounded
them up, before any great. damage
had been caused.
Hay Scarce on the Shoshone.
Pat Kelley of the Shoshone stopped
a few nights ago with F. M. Enochs,
above town. Mr, Kelley says there
is practically no feed in his country
and all the hay raised there was sold
early in the fall. He has since bought
the hay of Mr. Moran and Tom Brew,
ington, on Bluewater flat, where he
will winter his 500 head of cattle.
LESS SNOW IN VALLEY.
William Miller Compares It With
Conditions Prevailing at Storrs.
William Miller came down from
Storrs to spend Christmas with his
family here. Mr. Miller says there
are numerous Bridgerites at the new
camp an] that while it is colder in
the Clarke Fork valley we have not
as much snow as is seen farther west.
Much Christmas Shopping Done.
Christmas shopping brought numer
ous ranchers to town the early part
of the week. Among those from the
Silver Tip district were noticed W. H.
Abshire, Scott Joy, Mark Fleming,
Thad Middlesworth and family, Frank
Phillips, Swan Carlson and J. K. and
O. B. Hart.
Will Re-issue All Its Stock.
At a rsccia4eeting of The Silver
Tip Ditch company it was decided to
re-issue all stock on regular certifi
cates and to have a seal made in or
der that the issue of stock will meet
with the requirements of law. Then
assessments levied upon the different
stockholders may be legally enforced.
Successful Missionary Work.
Services were held Friday and Sat
urday evenings of last week at ti:
Silver Tip schoolhouse by the Rev.
Mr. Shimmerhorn of Billings. Mr.
Shimmerhorn is doing missionary
work in the valley and his meeting
.Saturday night was well attended.
Work Progressing Rapidly.
Work on the new slope at the mine
is progressing rapidly. The vein was
struck at about 150 feet from the sur
face. Little can be told as to the chat
acter of the coal or width of the vein
until it has been followed some four
hundred feet under the hill.
Miss Trumbo Visits Bridger.
Miss Mabel Trumbo came over from
Morris last Saturday and spent the
week visiting Bridger friends. Miss
Trumbo contemplates going to San
Francisco to stay the remainder of the
winter with relatives there.
Probably Stolen by Robbers.
F. E. Culberson lost a brown horse
out of his field the day of the bank
I robbery and has been unable to lo
cate it since. He surmises that the
at one-half price
It takes five of the ordinary "quarts" to make a gallon, but a HAYNER QUART is a
full quart, an honest quart of 32 ounces, four to the gallon, Now, you pay ybur dealer at
least $1.50 a bottle for whiskey that cannot possibly be any better than HAYNER,ýif as
good, or $7.50 a gallon. If you buy HAYNER WHISKEY N ou save at least 8;.50 on every
gallon. We sell two gallons for about the same as you pay for one .allcn of piob.b.y poorer
whiskey. Just think that over and remember that I IAYNEI. WHISKEY goes dlirect from:
our distillery to you, carries a UNITED STATES REGISTEIRED D.'TILLRLI.e'S GUAfR
ANTEE of PURITY and AGE and saves you the dealers' enormous )rotlts. That's why
it's so good and so cheap. That's why we have over a quarter of a million satislied cus
tomers. That's why YOU should try it. Your money back if you're not satis.ed.
Direct from our distillery to ..
Saves Dealers' Profits I Prevents Adulteration I
PURE SEVEN-YEAR-OLD RYE
4 FULL $4:0 EXPRES8
We will send you FOUR FULL QUART BOTTLES of HAYNER'S SEVEN
YEAR-OLD RYE for 1.00. and we will pay the express charges. Try it and
if you don't find it all right and as good as you ever used or can buy from
anybody else at any price, then send it back at our expense and your $4.00
will be returned to you by next mail. Just think that offer over. How could
it be fairer? If you are not prrfootly sattisted, you are not out a cent. Better
let us send you a trial order. if you don't want four quarts yourself, get a
friend to join you. We shp in ia plain sealed case, no marks to show what's
If you can use 201 QuaStu or CaI act some of your friends to Join you,
we will send you 21 Quanrts for 6141.00 by 1 rei0ht I'repald, thus
saving you $4.00. We have been In business over 30 years and 'have a
paid-up capital of $500,000.00 so you run no risk.
Write our nearest office and do it NOW.
THE HAYNER DISTILLING COMPANY
ST. PAUL, MINN. DAYTON, OHIO ST. LOUIS, MO.
48 DISTILLERY, TROY, O. EsTABLISHIID 1860.
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two circumstances may have some
colne(ct ion. C
Christmas Day Dinner.
Mr. anti Mrs. I'. D. Jennings enter
tamned at dinner on Christmas day
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Clark and Miss
Ruth Clark, 1)r. and Mrs. L. A. Gates
and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hyde.
John Forsman will hbuy your sheep f
pelts and hides. *
J. S. Hunter and brother were Brid.
ger visitors Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Beort Bent of Bowler I
were Bridger visitors Tuesday.
Mrs. Hiram I-askin left Saturday
for a few days' visit in Billings.
Jordan Bean of Bowler spent Christ
mas with his family in Bridger.
Last Monday E. O. Chaflin and fam
ily removed to Geho to reside.
Why ship pelts and hides away?
For'snian will bullly them for cash. *
E. I. Frates, from the sawmill on
Pryor mountain, was in town Tues
Attention, flockmasters and others!
Take your pelts and hides to Fors
A ten-pountd boy was born to tho
wife of .1. K. IHart of Silver Tip flat
Miss Myrtle Andress of Billings;
came up to attend the dance at Brid
ger Christmas eve.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Young ol' the East side (lied
on Christmas morning.
S. H. Mendenhlall made a shipment:
Monday of fifty turkeys from his meat
market on Broadway to the Billilns
A. Hirsch, the well-known traveler
for Yegen Brothers of Billings, was
in town calling upon the trade last
Mrs. It. W. Stone, who has been vis
iting for a few days at her sister's
home near Fromberg, returned home
Manford Engle and Tom Wells, who
have been up in the Northwest Tor
ritory, came home Wednesday to
spend the holidays.
John Grant, who came from North
LDakota, with the boys returning from
Pearson's camp, went. to Red L,odge
on Tuesday's stage.
Mrs. R. N. Southworth, who has
been ill for some time at C. B. Clark
ranch on Bear creek flat, returned
to her home at Nye, accompanied by
John Nelson made final proof on
his homestead east of town last Mon
day before Commissioner Stone.
George Johnson and Otto Kabschull
were witnesses for Mr. Nelson.
W. W. Hutton, manager for the Bell
Telephone company, spent a few days
last week inspecting that company's
lines at this place. He left here Mon
r lay going to Billings, Livingston and
Elzie Rogers and Lloyd Talbot .'e
turned Sunday from a few days' hunt
on lupper Cottonwood and Jack creeks.
Although a number of deer were seen,
they did not come within range of
their guns and the hunters had to re
turn empty hInded.
It is expected that Principal Thomp
son of the Bridger schools will return
to Montana from his pleasant excur
sion to Salt Lake City in search of a
bride, in time to attend the meeting
of the Montana Teachers' association
in Bozeman Monday.
W. H. Abshire of Silver Tip was
confined to his bed several days last
week with a severe attack of rheu
matism. In a few days he will leave
fori Wyoming to work out assessmenxts
on his copper claims on the south,
branch of the Big Horn.
Graham & Westcott, who are win":'
Lering their sheep at the Clark ranch,
have taken about 1600 head into the ",,
hills back of Silver Tip, where they,
will be held as long as grass can be
found for them.
A New Remedy.
The old friends of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy will be pleased to
know that the manufacturers of that
p)reparation have gotten out a new
remedy called Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets, and that it is meet
ing with much success in the .treat
ment of constipatlion, biliousness, sick
headache, impaired digestion andi like
disorders. These Tablets are easier
to take and more pleasant in effect
than pills, then they not only, move
the bowels, but improve the appetite
and correct any disorders of the stom
ach and liver. Por sale by all drug
Notice to All Members of Red Lodge
Volunteer Fire Department:
Regular meetings, ilrst Friday night
in each month. Fine for non-attend
ance, 25 cents.
Each of the three companies will meet
for drill and practice every Wednesday
night at 7:30. Signal for drill, six belle.
District No. 1--All West of Railroad in
First Ward. Alarm, One Bell.
District No. 2-All East of Railroad in
First Ward. Alarm, Two Bells.
District No. 3--All West of Railroad in
Second Ward. Alarm, Three Bells.
District No. 4- All East of Railroad in
Second Ward. Alarm, Four Bells.
District No. 5-The Hymer Addition.
Alarm. Five 3Bells
When desirous. of chaining your breath or
pIlaying a social kgm s of cards without danrer
of g.tting stuck fo'r tlhe drinks, call on the
Gohlon boys and they'll treat you right. Thel
deal only in the Choicost Brands of
WINES, LIQUORS CIGARS.
ýr MJXED DRINKS A SPECIALTY If
Close to Meyer's bank, Red I odge.
LARKIN & FLEMING, Dispensers
FINE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
Wholesale Dealers in
Minneapolis Brewing Company's Beer
Extra Pale, Gilt Edge, Grain Belt,
i Blitngs Avenue, - RED LODSG
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