1902--Merry Christr.n s - 1902
Felicitous Greetings to Thousands of Patrons,
Compliments of I"he S ea s orx.
We Shall Sit ive to Merit Your Future Favors.
1903 Happy New Year =-1903
Wholesale and Retail, for sale by
0. S. HALL
RED LODGE, - MONTANA
Carload Lots, per Ton, $7.50
F. O. 8. RED LODGE.
Less Quantity, per Bushel, 5o Cts.
F. O. B. OR DELIVERED sIN CITY.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED
OFFICERS OF CARBON COUNTY.
State Senator......................W. F. Meyer
Representative............... C. H. Gregory
County Clerk and Recorder...... Jesse L. Smith
Clerk District Court .........E. E. Esselstyn
Sheriff............. ........M. W. Potter
Treasurer ....................Charles E. Wright
Assessor ................... ......V W. R. Crockett
County Attorney ..............L. O. Caswell
County Sup't of Schools.... Martha R. Dilworth
County Surveyor................F. W. Hine
Public Administrator .........David Smethurst
County Coroner ................... B. B. Kelley
SW. B. Nutting, Chairman.
Commissioners.... J.J. Frank
H. J. Smith
RED LODGE POSTOFFICE.
General delivery .......... 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays ..............12:00 m. tol:00p.m.
Money order and registry
department .............. 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Train No. 32... .............. .. 12:00 m.
Wyoming stage (daily except Sunday) 1:45 p.m.
Money to loan. Sichler & Co. 13tf
Pearl Solomon left last Saturday to S
join her mother in Billings. sl
Mrs. C. B. Clarke drove into the city 11
Monday from the Clarke Fork coun- 1
A. E. Owen, the Laurel rancher, was
in Livingston last week renewing ac- fc
A son was born last Friday evening S
to the wife of County Treasurer h
Charles E. Wright. . A
George W.Robertson, the wool-grow
er, has moved his family to Red d
Lodge for the winter. c
F. C. Woodward, county attorney by r
recount, Tuesday departed for Hele
na, where he spent a few days on le
Miss Frankie Cochrane of this city
left last Saturday for Jackson, Mich. I
Miss Cochrane expects to spend about f
a year with her aunt, Dr. Strong, and (
will then return to lied Lodge. I
Miss M. M. Brashear, formerly as
sistant principal of the Red Lodge
schools, but now teacher of English in
the schools of Anaconda, arrived in
the city last Sunday and spent Christ
mas with her sister, Miss Ida Brash
ear, going from here to Bozeman to i
attend the Montana Teachers' asso
Stoves at cost. Olcott & Chapman.
Mrs. J. A. Metcalf on Tu.esday ar
rived from Helena to join Mr. Me.- t
calf in residence in this city.
D. F. Cushing, treasurer of the Car
bon Stock association, was in the city
last Friday from his Fishtail cattle
Howard Flager, Irma Bowlen and
Kate Watson are home from the Boze
man college to spend the holiday va- 1
Chris Hansen of Fishtail will com
mute his homestead entry before
Commissioner Lyle in this city on
Wanted, at once-a strong, reliable
woman to work two or three days a
week. Address "D," care of The Red
Lodge Picket. . It
School warrant books, suitable for
any district in the county, $1 each. For
sale at The Picket office. Ma;! orders
promptly filled. tf
Mrs. E. J. North departed Monday
for Michigan where she will arrive on
Christmas eve for a visit witu "the
old folks at home."
Burton Harris, formerly of Red
Lodge, accompanied by Mrs. Harris,
has been visiting relatives in the city.
From here Mr. and Mrs. Harris de
parted for a. visit in the south.
Miss Kathryn Feeley, one of the
teachers in the Bozeman public
schools, arrived in the city last Satur
day to spend her Christmas vacation
in Red Lodge, her former home.
George W. Alderson departed last
Saturday for Chicago to consult a
specialist and undergo treatment in
tlle hope of regaining his eyesight
He will probably be absent several
J. J. Potts of Billings, who was
found at Park City in a demented con
dition and taken to Hunters Hot
Springs, is now being cared for at his
home in Billings by .his brother from
E. J. Dailey, the former Red Lodge
dancing master who was last week
convicted at Butte of homicide as the
result of having fatally stabbed a
man during the progress of a drunken
fight, has ' been sentenced to eight
years in the penitentiary.
Miss Elma Van Housen of the Red
Lodge schools departed last Saturday
for Livingston, where she spent
Christmas with her sister, Mrs. W. 0.
Bradford. From Livingston Miss Van
Housen will go to Bozeman to attend
the meeting of the State Teachers' as
H. B. Segur, the popular general
agent of* the Burlington at Billings,
who has been ill for several months,
is home from West Baden, Indiana,
where he went for the benefit of his
helath. His many friends are glad to
note that his condition is gradually
I Chief of looice ~ , KJacitson or ril
iings handed in his resignation to
Mayor W. B. George last Friday. He
gave as the reason that he was tired
of the bickering that had been going
on since the appointment of a "police
commission," and denied that it was
at all due to certain charges said to
be pending against his administration
of police affairs,
The Carbon Building & Loan assO
elation of this city has money to loan,
but there are none of the present
members who seem to be in need of
spondulax. It has therefore been de
cided to open a new series, to be
known as series B, for the benefit of
those who would like to take stock
in the association and borrow money
with which to build, but do not feel
like paying back monthly dues to the
beginning of series C, which is re
quired before a loan can be made.
The opening of a new series will im
mediately operate to place new mem
bers on the same footing as old mem
The Finn band gave a concert and
masquerade ball Saturday evening
that was largely attended and thor
oughly enjoyed by the participants.
Mrs. C. C. Huyck and family arriv
ed Monday from Roberts to spend
Christmas and the holidays at the hos
pitable home of Mrs. Hu.yck's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Tinkcom.
t. L. Davis on Monday assumed the
position of cashier in the Red Lodge
office of the Northern Pacific. S. L.
Provan, the former cashier, left the
same day to assume his new duties
as agent at Wilsey.
Retiring County Clerk Jesse L.
Smith is an applicant for the position
of reporting clerk in the forthcoming
session of the legislature. He has
been making an active canvass for the
place among new and old members
of both house and senate.
L. D. Hoy of Topinish, Washington,
was in the city last week, being call
ed here as a witness in the water
right suit before the court. Mr. Hoy
was a former resident of this valley
and one of the first to use the waters
of Rock creek for irrigation.
Hon. and Mrs. John T. Smith of
Livingston, who were the guests of
Hon. and Mrs. W. F. Meyer last week,
departed Saturday for their home at
Livingston. Mr. Smith will return the
second Monday in January to be in
attendance at the adjournea term of
Carl Sorensen, the erstwhile Lau
rel rancher and cattleman who was
arrested in Helena last week for dis
posing of mortgaged cattle, pleaded
guilty before Justice Mann at Billings
and was sentenced to six months in
the county jail and to pay a fine of
$500. The complaining witness was
the First National bank of Billings.
Jacob Eik, the Butcher creek wool
grower, has rented a house in Red
Lodge and will next week remove his
family to this city to reside for win
ter in order to send his children to
school. Mr. Eik has been endeavor
ing for some time to secure the es
tablishment of a new school district
in his vicinity, but thus far has been
unable to do so.
The government is advertising for
bids for carrying mail by stage be
tween Billings and Coburn, a station
on the Burlington Codv branch. The
mail for the Basin coun: y heratofore
has been carriedby the"all rail route"
via Toluca, but a great saving in
time will be accomplished by having
it taken overland to Coburn. The dis
tance from Billings is only 14 miles.
C company of the Montana National
Guard of Big Timber met last week
to fill the vacancy in the ranks caus
ed by the promotiqp of the first lieu
ten.gut to the position of captain,
made vacant by the much-lamented
death of Captain Prdston. The see
ond lieutenant became first and J. H.
t White was chosen second lieutenant.
e That leaves a first sergeant to be ap
Tom Arthun of Absarokee returned
last week from a visit to his brother
John at Alberta, Canada. Mr. Arthun
is very much taken with that country,
which, he says. possesses the best
range for stoc1k that he knows of.
Grass is abundant all over that sec
tion, the growth being much more lux
uriant than here in Montana, while
Lthe snowfall is considerable less than
it is here, and as a rule disappears
within a day or two after it falls.
John Arthun is now located in Al
berta and engaged in the cattle busi
ness on an extensive scale. It is the
present purpose of Tom to take up
a ranch near his brother next spring
and engage in the stock business.
With that purpose in view he intends
to gather together the nucleus of a
cattle herd this winter and drive the
band over the Canadian line next
Drop into Foard's place, opposite the
opera house for a cool glass of beer-
only 5c. ti'
Mike Larkin of Ottutuwa, la., arrived
in the city Tuesday on a visit with his
brother. ex-Mayor William Larkin.
Gold watch lost at Methodist church
Christmas eve. Reward if left at Cen
tral hotel. it
Robert Solga and Mrs. Emma Yates
were married Christmas afternoon by
Rev. W. H. Watson.
A. F. McFate and Miss Ilulda Mil
ler were united in marriage Christmas
day by Justice Chatfield.
Mrs. Haugh Hatfield, accompanied
by her children, spent Christmas with
her sister in Big Timber.
It will be the best time you over
had in your life! Where? When?
What? At the opera house; New
Year's night; grand ball to be give,n
by the Women of Woodcraft. Best of
rausic; most graceful of dancers,
good time for everybody. Tickets, $1
per couple. 1 t.
Helena Press: In the Stillwater re
gion, a section inhabited less than ten
years ago by Indians, the settlers are
being supplied with a telephone sys
tem which reaches to many parts of
the Pacific northwest. There are now
1,000 people living in the valley and
its tributaries who have located there
since the Indians ceded that part of
the county to the government. They
have well improved ranches, most of
them are free from debt and have sur
rounded themselves with small bunch
es of live stock in addition to the com
forts which come to those who by
dint of hard work succeed in carving
out homes in newly opened territory.
On the train the other (lay a Picket
representative met P. M. Gallagher,
superintending civil engineer of the
mines and plant being opened up and
erected at Storrs, near the Bozeman
tunnel, by the Anaconda company. Mr.
Gallagher expects to have the coke
ovens completed and the property
ready to turn over to the Amalgamat
edl management by the first of next
May. Then he will come to Carbon
county, he told The Picket, to super
intend the opening up of the Bear
creek coal fields. Mr. Gallagher said
there was no doubt about the inaugu
ration of operations at Bear creek on
1 an extensive scale by a "community
of interests," as he put it.
Frank Bellar, a former resident of
Red Lodge, will again become under
sheriff of Park county, having been
appointed by A. S. Robertson, the
Livingston blacksmith who was elect
ed sheriff at the recent election over
, the present faithful incumbent, Frank
IB eley. Mr. Bellar was under sheriff
at the time Sheriff Young was killed
by a desperado at Springdale some
1, two years ago, when he himself was
d shot and dangerously wounded by the
same outlaw, who, by the way, is now
k. nown to have staid one night In
t. "King" McManus' cabin in Red
- Lodge while eluding the Livingston
Doese tha. \eached here a couple of
days after the murderer made his es
cape on horseback to Wyoming.
O UE IOMPANYI...
Capital and Surphiu s 030d,000,00
General Offices: 50- '~---6 Bank of
Commerce Building, M ineapolis.
GRAIN, PROVISIONS, STOCKS
Boughlt and sold for cash, or on margin,
for future delivery. Ship your Grain to
us. We will huy from you on track. to
art ive, or by sample.
Liberal Advances on Consignments.
We own and operate the most exten
sive private wire system in the United
States. Write us for our r.ok on suc
cessful Slpculatiimn. It is free.
Reffereice: ul Nat'l. and State Banks,
W. A. MUIR, Manager. 9
First Nat'!, Rank Block, Billings, lfont.
L. P. SICHLER a CO., Local M'gr.,
Red Lodge, Mont.
llM W'! PMWA4VUUW*P~?P MVl1
B.st draught Ibeen in town for O5c at
Foard's place, opposite opera house. tf
Miss Mignon Quaw, teacher iun the
Red Iuodge high school departed Sat
urday to spend Christmastide wIit.h
her parenuts, Mr. and Mrs. T. 13. Quaw,
W. E. I. Hymer, presidenl, of the lied
ILodge Townsite company, left on
Monday for his home in University
Place. Nob., to spend the holidays
with his family.
A. B 1DA S,
Clothing,DrylCoods, Provisions, Etc.
REC0 LODGE, MONT.
KIN)LY Allow mei to call your attention to my
S )Dry Goods D)elpartment, in which I ca n show
many Big Bargains. For instance here's a Fine
Fascinator that will cost you a dollar in any other
store in the West, and I am closing them out at
25 and 50 cents.
We can also surprise you, a nd save you a
neat little sum when it comes to (cent's iFu rnish
ing Goods, Boots, Shoes, Etc. IEtc.
M Y (Irocery Department is collplete in eve ry
Sdetail, and it is also subject to my tct prices.
For instance. in tobaccos, we are selling all the
followinig staple brands at
100 Percent. Discount:
Old Honesty, Anchor, Purity, Independent
Navy, Nerve, Scalping Knife, In Line, Globe,
Quality and Quantity. Your choice of any of
the above brands for 25 cents `9 pound. Would
c.ost you 50 cents in any other store.
Yours forl Business,
f1. A. NB AS, N"a"r Opw.r Iouse e.
LimA , Red Lodg*, Mont.
1 Rocky Mountain
ýn Bell Telephone Co.
- LONG DISTANCE OFFICE
-L Now Open for Business!
I Between the Hours of 8 a. m. and 9 p. m. WEEK DAYS; and from 9 to 12
a. m. and 4 to 7 p. inm. SUNDAYS.
Connections May Be Had
With ABSAROKEE, BILLINGS and all Points up the Yellowstone, as well
as the rest of the State, and Utah, Idaho, Wyo
Sming and Pacific Coast Points.
t- The Telephone Office is located just across the
bridge from the Rocky Fork Coal Co's office.
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\V. 11. Foulse of Chance, accompan-r
ied by his entire family, left Red
Lodge last Saturday for Pittsburg,
Pa., where they will spend the next
two months visiting Mrs. Fouse's
mother and brothers.. On their way
back to Montana they expect to stop
in York, Neb., and in the Black Hills,
where Mr. I'ouse will have the pleas
ore of renewing acquaintance with,
old-time fricnds, having previously
lived for a number of years in that'
famous gold-mining country.
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