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F. FREIMAN & CO. a y Red Lodge.
THIE RED LODE PICKET.
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF CARBON COUNTY 9
AND THE CITY OF RED LODGE.
WALTER ALDERSON, Editor and Manager
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1902.
CALIFORNIA CAN'T BEAT IT.
With the fairest of Italian skies
bending softly down to caress the ea
ger mountain tops; with laughing
brooks sprung from eternal beds of
purest snow tumbling down the hill
sides to join the resistless flow toc
ward the sounding sea, and with a
fairness, freshness and beauty born
in the morning of creation and lent to
earth only on rare occasions, Red
Lodge and Carbon county on Christ
mas day basked in a warmth almost
equaling that of the summer sun. It
was one of the most perfect days im
aginable, and none but the gifted pen.
of the immortal "Sunset" Cox could
do justice to it.
As a matter of fact the mercury
stood at 70 degrees in the shade at
2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, while
today the weather has been almost as
.balmy as that of Christmas. When
it is considered that Red Lodge is
5,548 feet above sea level, almost
within the shadow of towering, snow
capped mountains, and that this is
the season known as the dead of win
ter, such wonderful weather is most
FRIEND OF THE NORTHWEST.
The newspapers of the United
States, and especially of the west.
have said a good many things about
James J. H-ill. president of the Great
Northern and Northern Securities
company, during the past few months.
Some have been inclined to harshly
criticise the well-known railway mag
nate, and have accused him of enter
taining- all sorts of malign intentions
in the direction of monopolizing the
traffic of the northwest.
But Mr. Hill's most carping crit
ics, among, westerners at least, must
for a time be silent in regard to his
alleged towering commercial ambi.
tions, and give him credit for a
stroke of policy which means more
to the stretch of country from the
Mississippi valley to the Pacific coast
than almost any great commercial de
velopment since the building of the
Last week Hill's Boston Steamship
company won a great victory in Wash
ington. D. C. The culmination of a
great battle for supremacy between
the northwest and the southwest
came when Secretary of War Root de
cided to award to the Boston Steam
ship company the contract for trans.
porting soldiers and officers, as well
as military supplies, from Seattle to
Manila for a period of six months.
Heretofore all of this transport ser
vice has been done by steamship lines
with headquaters in San Francisco,
and, with the knowledge that a prize
was slipping from their grasp, all
classes of merchants of the Golden
Gate city united in a sup' oe effort evc
to circumvent Hill's plan' get
But their every effe" was futile. Silt
The Santa Fe. Union Pacific an I pri
Southern Pacific railroads. even more gat
vitally interested than the San Fran- ale
cisco merchants, threw all of their im- Bri
mense power into the threatened pal
breach. 13ut the doughty HI-ill was Bri
too much for all of them. tol
In every sense of the word it has an?
been a battle royal, with every con- Pic
ceivable commercial and political in- the
fluence exerted on Secretary Root. It un
means that the United States will
soon go out of the transport business . tio
When the war department first ad- po
vertised for bids, the southern and ett
southwestern lines were possessed of
a false sense of security. They did
not believe any transcontinental road
of the northwest was in a position to
compete for this great business. Then 15
Hill stole a march on them while they
slept. On behalf of the Great North
ern and Northern Pacific he purchas
ed a controlling interest in the Boston pa
steamship company, which owns four co
splendid ocean greyhounds clearing Mt
from Seattle. When Hill finally con
sented to waive the condition that "'
the government should award his in- rat
terests a full three-fourths of all the
transcontinental traffic of the war de- ti
partment, victory was his. He lost s
nothing by this waiver, for in due th
season it will all be his. th
As an evidence of the resources at
his command, it is said that Hill's bid th
named com .tions which will enable ar
the government to transport its
troops and supplies from extreme at
eastern points clear to the Philip- h`
pines at practically the same cost as
has previously prevailed from San cc
t Francisco to Manila, or, in other
words, Hill virtually agreed to carry
a. the troops and supplies across the el
d continent free of charge.
The people of San Francisco are
Y down-hearted at the result; no won
It der they are. Residents of Seattle
e :re jubilant: they have reason to be.
, The student of northwestern condi- it
I tions cannot fail to see in this vic- h
is tory an infallible prophecy of the fu- A
t ture. It is the first nationally ob
v- served evidence of the waning of the
i supremacy of the Golden Gate and
n- the rising of the star of the north
t west, which points a way to a won
drous commercial pathway across the
broad Pacific. t
It cannot fail to come. Seattle has
d every advantage over San Francisco. I
t. It has the finest harbor on the coast.
u It has splendid trans-continental serv- 1
at ice over two of the greatest railroads
es in the world. It is hundreds of miles 1
is. nearer the great far-eastern markets,
ly just beginning to demand the manu
g- factured products of the western
r- world. The present conditions pres
ns age the building of such a commer
he cial empire on the Pacific coast as
the world has never seen.
it- The enthusiast might go even fur
ist ther. Seattle's tributary territory
is will eventually extend further east
bi ward than the Mississippi. It will
a take in all of the Mississippi valley.
re The commercial supremacy of New
.he England is no longer secure. It can
ast not compete with western energy. Se
de- attle and Tacoma will lose their spir
the it of rivalry. They will eventually
unite into one great city. A second
UP New York will rise as if by magic on
lt- Puget sound;,.
"THOU SHALT NOT STEAL."
This page has no objection to its
kid contemporary at Bridger making
use of the items contained in our
county news department, but it would
be more honorable to give The Pick
et credit for them. It is now plain
to be seen why the Bridger paper,
whose regular day of issuing is Fri
day, does not make its appearance
until Monday. Otir contemporary, in
order to fill its local and alleged "cor
respondence" columns, waits until
The Picket reaches Bridger Saturday
evening with all the news from Brid
ger. Bowler, Gebo. Fromberg, Joliet,
Silesia and Rockvale, and then appro
priates by wholesale the news items
gathered with so much labor by the
alert and hustling manager of our
Bridger bureau. It costs this news
paper more money to maintain its
Bridger branch than is paid out all
told by our Bridger contemporary,
and we have a right to ask that The
Picket be given the proper credit for
the news filched bodily from its col
umns by our infant contemporary.
This matter is mentioned in no cal
tious spirit, but simply in the shape
of a gentle reminder to our contem
porary of its wanton violation of the
ethics of journalism.
Among the contributors to the
stockgrowers department of the Butte
Miner's mammoth Christmas edition
is J. N. Tolman of this city, who, as
the Carbon county member of the df
state stock commission, furnishes a al
short and interesting sketch of the
past and present environments and
condition of an important industry. ci
Mr. Tolman refers to the changes d:
that time and settlement have in
wrought in the way of curtailed is
ranges and consequent elimination of B
large +cattle outfits. He speaks of the K
time, fifteen years, ago when fiv' or
six big outfits ownel practically all
the cattle in this section and asserts ii
that what is now Carbon county was b
then one of the finest cow ranges in g
the west. But things have changed b
and now cultivated ranches and vast h
stretches of wire fences everywhere P
abound. The cattle-raising industry e
has gravitated from the hands of the a
few into the hands of the many, the b
county at the present time contain- v
ing some 25,000 cattle divided among
about 500 ranchers. Most all the own
ers now are breeding up their cattle,
using both the Hereford and Short
On another page of this paper ap
pears a splendidly prepared article
reflecting in an accurate manner the
illimitable natural resources of Car. I
bon county. It is from the pen of
Assistant United States District At- l
torney George H. Bailey of Helena, I
e formerly one of the prominent law- I
yers of this city, and was contributed
by that gentleman to the Christmas
edition of the Montana Daily Record.
Mr. Bailey gives a faithful and in
tensely interesting pen picture of the
1s county, and the article makes an im
portant contribution to the volumes
that have been written by this news
V pafler about the resources and pictur
is esque environments of a superlative
s ly rich and important section of the
s grand commonwealth of Montana,
n Butte this winter more than ever
udeserves the name of the "Smoky"
," city. Life is one long sneeze and a
as cough for the people who never see
a sprig of green grass or a leafy tree.
1r- A pall hangs over the city and only
ry at Walkerville can the sun be seen.
st- Even a frisky chinook that tried to da
ill business in Butte gave it up as a bad
y. job, clapped its hand to its nose an:l
left zero in charge of the field.
It is stated that an effort will be
made at the coming session of the
legislature to repeal the present boun
ty law, or at any rate to secure its
modification, because of gross trans
gressions. Why not conduct more vig
orous prosecutions and, retain the
bounty? There is a law against mur
der, but it wouldn't look well to re
peal it or modify its penalty just be
cause it is transgressed.
No wonder the people of Russia
and frozen Siberia are talking about
Jim Hill and looking forward to the
day when they will be able to ride in
palace sleeping cars owned and oper
ated by Hill interests. The railroad
which will girdle the earth is a cer
tainty of the future. Who is better
able to conceive and execute such a
grand project than Hill?
The Picket acknowledges the re
ceipt of a handsomely printed copy of
the address delivered by Hon. Leo
Mantle, former United States senator,
at the annual memorial service of
Helena lodge of Elks, Dec. 17. Sena.
tor Mantle's address was acknowl
edged to be one of the most eloquent
ever delivered before a Helena lodge.
The Sheridan, Wyo., Post last week
issued a very creditable special Holi
day number, giving a glowing descrip
tion of the wonderful resources of
Sheridan and its tributary country.
Butte Miner: Why should Presi
dent Roosevelt object to the nude in
art? Is he not a bear hunter?
Western News: Montana has re
ceived up to date $72,500 from An
drew Carnegie as gifts for the estab
ulshment of free libraries. The' cit
ies to benefit thereby are Dillon,
Bozeman, Miles City, Great Falls and
- - _ -. .
Anaconda Standard: Emperor Wil
liam of Germany is fond of billiards, I
but is too impetuous to play a good I
game. If he misses an easy shot he
becomes "rattled" and can be easily l
beaten by the most amateurish of the
palace guests. But it is not consid
ered good form to beat his majesty
and no matter how bad his game may
be his adversary contrives to play a
Dillon Examiner: Sportsmen are
agitating a change in the present
game law relating to the killing of
grouse and sage hens. The law al
lows the killing of the latter after
Aug. 15, while the law for killing the
former opens Sept. 1. They claim
that owing to the similarity in ap
pearance of the two birds, that before
Sept. 1 grouse are often killed for
sage hens. This law will probably
receive some consideration at the
Fergus County Argus: The demo
cratic press is worrying greatly be
cause Mark Hanna does not come out
and declare himself a candidate for
the presidency two years hence. In a
recent interview Mr. Hanna stated
positively for the third or fourth tim.
that he would not be a candidate.
While Mr. Hanna would be a safe
man in the presidential chair he i:
shrewd enough to know that the man
who occupies it now stands first in
r the hearts of the American peop-le
who only await an opportunity to
a make him his own successor.
Livingston Enterprise: Col. Cal
Lewis, a former resident of this city,
has been arrested charged with brib.
ery in Fergus county. The spectacle
of anybody being arrested for bribery
in an election contest is so uniqu.e in
Montana as to call for comment. May
we not hope that now the ball has
been set arolling the law will be in
voked to punish the principal crimi
nals in this respect instead of the
mere tools. Who is the prosecuting
attorney in Montana who is going to
for this state what Circuit Attorney
Folk is doing for the state of Missou
ri in St. Louis? There have been mil
lionaires sent to jiil in Missouri for
bribery; when are the guilty million
aires of this state going to be made
to pay the penalty prescribed by law
for the crime of bribery?
Dozeman Courier: The first an
nual meeting of the industrial depart
ment of the National Civic Federa
tion was an important occasion and
should have an influence in establish
ing a reign of industrial peace. Dur
ing one of the sessions Archbishop
Ireland, one of the nation's grand pa
triots, expressed bright hopes of what
the Federation might do. In referring
to the coal strike he said, "Patriotism d
demands there shall never again be t
such a strike as the one just ended."
Some speakers favored compulsory
arbitration, but Mr. Charles ,F. Ad
ams declared he believed only in com
pulsory investigation. He also ar
gued that the civic federation if prop- 1
erly conducted could settle-nine out
of ten controversies between labor
and capital and that the tenth case
should be fought out to a settlement.
Compulsory investigation has been
'successful in settling many a dispute
Anaconda Standard: For the first
time in sixty-two years, according
to the dispatches, a grand jury in Lon
don has been called upon to deal with
the grave charge of high treason, the
highest crime known under the Eng
lish law. The case was that of Col.
Arthur Lynch, member of parliament
for Galway, who is accused of trea
son in that he took up arms against
England, of whose sovereign, it is
claimed, he is a subject legally, if not
in sentiment. He commanded the
Irish brigade during the Boer wat,
from which fact it is to -be inferred
that his feelings were not with Eng
land, even if his citizenship may have
been. Now that the grand jury has
returned a true bill against Colonel
Lynch charging high treason, that
question of citizenship becomes very
important indeed. In England, con
viction of high treason means death,
unless the ruler should pardon. Col
onel Lynch's defense will be that he
was a citizen of the Boer republic
when he was fighting against Eng
e land. It is to be hoped the gallant
Irishman may be able to make his
I . Read About
Big Timber Leader: Thomas Flan
agan and F. E. Runner were here
from Absarokee Wednesday.
Billings Gazette: Matt Driscoll, for
merly proprietor of the Driscoll in
this city, but now conducting a lead
ing hotel at Livingston, arrived from
the westthis morning.
Billings Times: The family of H. B.
Segur is in receipt of a letter from
the gentleman in which he states that
he is receiving relief from the West
Baden, Ind., springs, and that he
hopes to be able to return home for
Christmas. He feels greatly improv
ed, but thinks it may be necessary for
him to return to the springs later in
order to receive entire relief.
Special to the Butte Miner from
Anaconda: George E. Mushbach, the
popular attache of the local. postof
flee and a member of the civil service
commission, will leave his present
position to accept a berth as postal
clerk in the Montana railway service.
His withdrawal from the local serv
ice will be regretted by all patrons
of the postoffice, with whom he is a
Y - - ,- -
Livingston Post: "Billy" Hofer,
who was in the city this week enroute
to his winter quarters at Gardiner,
has been making an investigation of
the charges filed with the president
concerning the slaughter of game in
the Park and mismanagement of Won-.
1- derland by Major Pitcher. Mr. Hofer
t- went to Red Lodge to look up the
,- record of James Fullerton, the man
d who made the charges, and he returns
i- satisfied that Fullerton, while not dis
r- honest, was over-zealous and a bit bf
p a crank on the subject of game.
STATEn 0 Omo, CfTY or TOLEDO, a..
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
alls atah Cure istaken internally and act
Hall's Catarrh Cure istaken Internally and acts
directly on the blood aod mucous surfaces of
the system. Send for testimonials, frees
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo O.
wor 'n1t by Druarists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
The following letters remained un
called for in the postoffice at Red
Lodge, Mont., Dec. 22, 1902:
Anderson. Alex Mill, Mrs. Frank
Amedo Gianoli Magnusson, Edward
Brownsnu, Chas Murray Patrick
Brown, Carl P. Moore, E. D.
Beadle, Joe, Miller, Mettie
Bausch Eugene Niemi, Maikki
Eddy, John Nelson, Mr.
Green, Thomas Newell, Mary
Henry, Wi. Ojatalo, Nikolai
Hammond, Thos. Pallari, alex
Jauppi. Matti Stevevens, Johno
Kliknay, Antonuy Saari, Mrs. Susanna
Kiehl, J. Gi. Witkusz,.Chas.
Marco, Jesse White. John
The above will be held for two
weeks, and if not called for in that
time will be sent to the dead letter
office. When calling for any of the
above won't you please say advertis
ed. WALTER ALDERSON,
Foils a Deadly Attack.
"My wife was so ill that good- phy
sicians were unable to help her,"
writes M. M. Austin, of Winchester,
Ind., "but was completely cured by Dr.
King's New Life Pills." They work
wonders in stomach and liver troubles.
Cure constipation, sick headache: 25c
at Armstrong's drug store.
RICHARDSON' N HEW SIAN.
R. S. RICHARDSON, Prop'r
Is now located in Budas' old store, three
doors North of Finn Hall.
Carries a Fine Line
of Fruits, Confection
ery, Blank Books, Sta
tionery, Tobacco and
Cigars, Etc., Etc.
.We handle Lownov's Famous Confection
Sold at Eastern Prices.
IL ..VMB. 1N
And General Contractor.
T5L.EHONE NO. 4,.
si i1| .....
Best of Wines, Liquors
POOL PARLOR & CLUB ROOMS
SJ. H. PRINTZ, Prop.
Opposite Sppofford Drug Store.
Red Lodge, Mont.