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THE RED LODGE PICKET.
tVOL. X III. 2 $gtrg RED LODGE, .ONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1901. NO.1.. VOL. XIII. 2 !. RED LODGE, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1901. NO - -- . .. . . . .. . .. . . . . --! . . . . . . .. . .. . ... . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. .. . .. . .. . . . . THE RED LODGE PICKET OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF CARBON COUNTY AND CI'TY OF RED LODGE. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY' The Picket Publishing Company SUBSCRII'ION RAITES: One year, in advance.......................... 2. Six months ................... .... ..... 1.2 Three months................................ .75 Single copies........ ......... .............. ..05 Credit rate. one year. ............... ... 3.00 ADVERTISING RATES: From and after April 28, 1899. the advertising rates of this paper will be as follows: Display. per inch, per month............... $1.00 Reading notices, per line per issue.... .13 Government notices, per line, per issue..... .15 WALTER ALDERSON, Editor and Manager OFFICERS OF CARBON COUNTY. State Senator .....................W. F. Meyer Representative.................. C. H. Gregory Coanty Clerk and Recorder......Jesse L. Smith (3.I1 'District Court........... E. E. Esselstyn . .........................M. W. Potter .....................Charles E. W right ......................W. R. Crockett attorney ..............L. O. Caswell ,up't of Schools.... Martha R. Dilwortlh ;urveyor .....................F. W. Hine dministrator .........David Smethurst Coroner................. . B. Kelley ele W. F. Tinkcem, Chairman Asioners.... John Mulherin N -Harry Duffleld. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. LULU B. HAMILTON, OSTEOPATHIST. GRADUATE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHY, KIRKSVILLE, MO. e three doors north of Congregational Church Residence at W. F. Tinkcom's. .onoe, , - - MONTANA. IEDRICK C. WOODWARD ATTORNEY AT LAW U. S. Commissioner. Ranches for Sale. Gebo - Montana. D R. GEORGE DILWORTH DENTIST Graduate of University of Michigan College of Dental Surgery. Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty. Permanantly Located at Red Lodge, Montana. JOHN P. ARNOTT ATTORNEY AT LAW Will practice in all courts. Basin - - - Wyoming. M F. MEYER COUNSELOR AT LAW Billings Avenue Red Lodge . - - Montana. LO. CASWELL ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC Billings Avenue - - Red Lodge. GEORGE H BAILEY LAWYER Red Lodge Improvement Co.'s Block. Red Lodge - - Montana. SYDNEY FOX ATTORNEY AT LAW Office in Spotford Block Red Lodge - - Montana. B.B. KELLEY, M. D. PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Office Hours 10 to 12 a. m. and 3 to 6 p. m. Red Lodge Montana. CL. MERRILL ATTORNEY AT LAW Bridger - Montana. G.W. PIERSON ATTORNEY AT LAW Second Floor Carbon County Bank Red Lodge - - - Montana. E DOTY, S. M. SOUDERS, M. D. PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Office in Improvement Co.'s Block. OFFICE HOURS: 1 to 3 and I to 8 p.m. Red Lodge - - Montana. LUTZ & RYBURN R. T. LUTZ, M. D. . HR. H. RYBURN. PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Office in O'Shea Block Red Lodge . Montana. B. RENO ATTORNEY AT LAW Chane Montana. ELMEN HOUSEm - A. MORRISON, Prop.4/s Newly Furnished and Renovated.... - RATES $s.oo PER DAY. Board and Lodging by Day, Week or Month. ! Opposite Opera House RED LODGE MONT. CARBON COUNTY BANK (Incorporatied under the state banking lanws) Red Lodge, Montrh. Paid Up Capital, - $50,000 Undivided Profits, $10,000 W. A. CLARK ......... .......President GEO. L. RAB;SEY........Vice President B. E. VAILL ................. Cashier L. H. YERKES........ Assistant Cashier Money to loan at all times at reasounble rates of interest County warrants, bonds and bounty cer tificates purchased at highest market price. General banking business transacted. OSEKAM P'S.... j *.4"""* Is the Place Where You Get S ONE HUNDRED CENTS S WORTH OF ......MERCHANDISE...... .i FOR EVERY )DOLLAR EXPENDED. 2 A long and varied acquaintance with the people of Carbon Scounty and vicinity has made Losekamp Store r Their headquarters in Bil .ý 2 lings. The store has never been better I ~equipped with First-Class Line of Goods at Lower Prices Than Now. I Everyone should know that it is the best place to buy Guaranteed Clothing, i Warranted Shoes, Stetson Hats, California Wool Shirts and Blankets, Bed ding and all other requisites to a complete ranch outfit. HONEST GOODS AT REASONABLE PRICES. SJOHN D. LOSEKAMP S ' t The Famous Clothier and Outfitter BILLINGS, : : MONT. Your Mail Orders Taken Care ot. THE PLACE LARKIN & FLEMING, Dispensers FINE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS Billiard and Pool Parlors Wholesale Dealers in Minneapolis Brewing Company's Beer Extra Pale, Gilt Edge, Grain Belt, Bottled Goods. Billings Avenue, - RED LODGE Hotel Spofford * T. F. POLLARD, Prop'r 4 Montana. Only' First Class Hotel in City I Steam Heat! Electric Lights! i Best of Baths! Barand Sample Rooms Connected A Paint Ureek Rancher Killed at His Oabin and His Body Thrown Into a Washout. FOUND BY HIS BROTHER The Terrible Orime Was Doubtless Com inmitted While the Victim Was Pre paring Evening Meal. Murdered while cooking supper and his body thrown into a washout tells the story of the recent mysterious disap pelilancs of Saul C(ourtsen, a bachelor rincher of Paint creek, \Vyo., about fifty miles south of Red Lodge. Two weeks ago Courtsen's brother left the ranch, which 'is situated at the foot of Bald ridge, four miles this sideofJohn Chapman's place, and went to James Hogan's sheep camp to assist in shear ing operations. On his return a few days' later he found the cabin deserted and the horses picketed and nearly famished for want of food and water. Further investigation revealed a pot of rice partly cooked on the stove and a batch of light bread dough in a mouldy state. As it was the habit of the broth ers to have rice and light bread for their evening meal, and as these things were found in stages of preparation, the con clusion is reached that Courtsen met death while preparing supper and that the foul crime was committed two or three days prior to his brother's return home. In looking around the premises the brother discovered that a tire had been built just outside the cabin and in the ashes he found pieces of partly burned wearing apparel that did not belong to either himself or the missing man. All these things aroused a suspicion of foul play and this suspicion was further ex cited by the fact that a suit of clothes was missing from the cabin and the finding of his brother's blood stained hat. The rifle which hung in the cabin was also gone from its accustomed place and was found lying on the ground just inside the flap of the tent which was pitched near the house. A shearching party was organized and the surrounding country was scoured for several days without avail. Just as the search was about to be abandoned the party made a ghastly discovery by find ing the dead body of Courtsen lying in a washout not a great distance from the cabin. It was partly covered with rocks and blood spots were found leading from the house to the ravine. A critical ex amination of the surroundings showed the foot marks of three persons, one of whom wore about a No. 10 boot. It was found that the body had been partly dragged and partly carried to the place of concealment and it is reported that a spot was found near the house showing that a bloody shovel or axe or something had been wiped on the grass and sand. It is not known here at this writing whether the dead man had been brained, but it is stated that he was shot through with a rifle ball, which entered his side under the arm. The supposition is that he was shot to death while he had his arms raised to his head to ward off a blow. A coroner's inquest conducted by Big. Horn county authorities was held, but no particulars of the findings have yeL reached this city. No cause can be assigned for the murder, neither is there any tangible clue to the identity of the perpetrators of this seemingly un provoked crime. It is reported that the sheriff of B3ig Horn county is on the scene endeavoring to find some trace of the murderers. MEETING AT ABSAROKEE. Three Members of Stock Association Fired for Alleged Fradulent Work. The following report of the meeting of the Carbon County Stock association, held at Absarokee, July C, was sent to The Picket, with the request that it be published: House called to order by the president, Joe Kern, H. C. Jewett, acting secretary. First in order was the report of com mittee sent to Red Lodge to act with the Clarke Fork Stock association in regard F to letting contract for the printing of the brand books. The Clarke Fork associa tion have nominated three candidates and have balloted on them for the office of stock inspector for this year and ask F the support of the Carbon County as sociation. Whereas, next year the Car bon County' associaticn are to make the nominations and get the support of the Clarke Fork association. The candi dates voted on were W. Arthur Date, F. B. Jennings and Manford Ingles. Vote cast for inspector, 14. As there has been some misunder standing in regard to the paying of one bounty, and the parties interested have not done as agreed, action was taken in behalf of the association as redress thereto by expelling from the C'an ion (7ounty Stock association the following members: Leo Smith. Robert Hudson and John 1iidson. ('harge preferred, obtaining money for what is believetd to he a "fraudulant bounty." WR.R. lanzenby presented the assocria tion with tive wolf pup hides, for which the bounty of 830 was paid. Whereupon the meeting adjourned. Regular Imeetings irst Saturday each month. Everybody invited to attend. liy order of exec,-utive cotmmnittee. II. C. J swm"r., ,\cting Secretary C'. C. S. A. ORIGINAL ORDER STANDS. City Council Won't Let Armstrong Move Building Into the Street. A special meeting of the city council was held Wednesday evening to review the action taken the previous night whereby Maj. it. J. Armstrong was re fused permission to move his frame drug store building into the street there to re main pending the erection of a brick block which he contemplated building on the corner. Both sides of the quaes Lion were fully exploited and W. 1'. Meyer, reinforced by J. A. Virtue, re newed the objection previously mtade to the removal of the building into the street. Major Armstrong presented his side of the case and challenged several of the statements made by Mr. Meyer. Aldermain Dunn seemed to be about the only member of the council not under a hypnotic spell and he moved that the order of the previous meeting be rescind. ed. There was no second to the motion and the special session was dissolved without any change in the order denying the major the privilege of using the street for the purpose desired. The major declares that he isn't so badly stuck on spending $5,000 or $i,0(00 in the city as some people imagine and has concluded not to put up the con templated brick block. He says he will put a stone foundation under his old building, erect an addition to the rear and let it go at that for all time to come. BIT IN BED. A Crazy Rattlesnake Bunks With a Sheepc herder and Gets In Its Work. John Vetge, a sheepherder in the em p>',y olf .1 ,ohn Sulherg of Red Lodge creek, Iet with a peculiar experience while in camp last Sunday night. Ife retired early and was awakened from his sluii bers by the sting of a snake, which had erawled into bed while the sheelpherder slept. The snake was a rattler and im mediately proceeded to business by. sticking its fangs into the herder's hand. This stinging caress caused the slumber or to awake with a start and lie imlmedi ately made tracks for the ranch, some three miles distant, but was so overcome fromn the effects of the poison that hle didn't reach there until 3 o'clock in the morning, although he left camp several hours before midnight. Mr. Solberg brought the herder to town Monday morning and took him to Dr. I)oty's office, where he was given antidotes and came near dying, either from the effects of the bite or the stuff' hypodermnically injected into his anatomy. Later Ihe was removed to the "Old Kentucky Home," back of the Elmen house. It is stated that the herder will survive, but that the snake will doubtless die. CANCER CAUSED HIS DEATH. Olna otf Earkna Inu. l /.slnht Wall.(am.m,n D..akhn., One of Carbon County's Well-Known Ranchers Completes His Life's Work. 1red W. J)raper of Willow creek who had been in poor health for more than a year past, was forced to take to his bed last Saturday and it proved to be the couch of death. F rolm the first his sym tom' were very alarming and on Sunday he sent for Attorney L. O. Caswell and made his will. The patient sank rapidly after this and death occured at I o'clock Tuesday morning. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the ranch residence, Iev. W. I. 1. Watson ofliciating, and was in charge of the local cam p of Woodmen of the World. of which the deceased'was an honored memlbler. A large nulliiher of the ince:bers of the or der attended the ohsequiles and the in terment was made in the Henry come tery. The funeral cortege consisted of nearly forty carriages and the big attend ance served to demonsitrate the high es teem in which the deceased was held. HI- leaves a widow and three children to mourn the loss ot a devoted husband and kind father. In order to demonstrate the exact na ture of the disease a post mortem was conducted by Dr. Lutz of this city, I)r. Smetters of Hunters Hot Springs and Dr. Johnson of Bridger. It was found that death was due to a malignant growth, properly termed tumor of the pancreas, and that this growth was of probably eighteen months standing. Monday night's west-bound Northern Pacific passenger train, going thirty-five miles an hour. plunged into a washout west of Forsyth and all the cars except the two hind sleepers left the track. The passengers were badly shaken up, but nobody was seriously injured. Red Lodge Cl0ub Has Been Materially Strengthened by New Home Talent And Is Now Hot Stuff. A. SPECIAL TO BILLINGS Big Excursion Will Accompany the Boys to That City Sunday to Root Like Sixty. I)urine the past week thi Red Lodge lBaseball club has 1)e1n1 rejuvenated and reorganized by the inltroduction of sev eruln new laye'rs, all home talent, and is now in ii position to challenge and he challenged by the best clubs in thestate. The Red Lodge club hlis always been known ri a i ill superior organiziion of players through the envia >le reputation of the FIleming boys and now that they are to have excellent silpport it is safe to say that the toenn will fully measure upi to the exingencies of the situation and cover themtselves with glory as of yore on the field of conflict. It is prol)osed to meet the various clubs of the state that are not afraid to enter into ii contest on the diamond with the brawny miners, and arrangements have this week been made with the Bil. lings team to iplay a game in thatItcity next Sunday. A letter received by Rog er lleming from Manager M. S. (Gillette of the Billings nine states that the peopic down there will do their beost to give Red Lodge a good recelption and expresses the hope that the loial clulb will take along "a good lot of rooters." Captain Fleming has chartered a spec ial train for this event and the indica tions are that the excursion of Sunday will number between one and two, hun dred people. Quite ai large number of ladies have already signified their pur pose of joining the throng and it is hop ed that the Miners City Ihand will fur nish music and inspiration. The club isn't in piosition to pay the expenses of the hand boys, ast it did on a like excur sion last sulml1er', and the hand, in view of the excellent support it hlas always received at the hands of the people of this city, ought to trIn out for this oc casion without asking that their expens es be paid. It will bIe a1 enjoyabhle out ing for them and it is earnestly ihopled that they will join withll the crowd. The excursion train will leave the Red Lodge depot iat , o'clock Sunday lmorn inlg and returning will leave Biillings about I9 o'clock Sunday evening. A special rate of $.L. 7 for tie round trip has been made for the levent and Agent Maxeinior yesterday received word by wire from (Generail lalsseoger Agent Fee of St. Paul that an equilpntent of two coaches and three ae1iotllllodatiotin tl'rs would be provided for the special train. The Red Lodge tein will line up is follows: Catcher Fitz Hilton. Pitcher Pladdy l"leining. fIirst Ilase Roger "lming. Second Base Frank lrose. Third Base Henry St. Clair. Short Stop .(rirmes. Left Field William Bailey. ('enter Field James J. Fleming. Right Field Clemns. GREAT NORTHERN TRAIN ROBBERS. t They Prove to Be the llole-in-tle-Wall iang and Are Now Surrounded. A St. Paul dispatch quotes G(enral t Auditor Elliott of the (Ireat Northern as saying that the exact amou ntsecured by the robbers was $1I1,5(0). All but $300 was culrrencly seant froml Washlillngton to the Montana National bank of Ulelena, the rest being (reat Northern iintley in the through safe. The consignma nt to thi Mlontana balnkl consisted of bank notres lrinted in shi-ts of $10 and $20 bills. Only nine wiere signed by the president and cashier of the bank. but all coul Id Ie readily passed without their signatures. The state of Montanai has added 81,000 to the reward fund of $5.000 olfered by I the Great Northern Express company for the arrest and convic·tion of the three men who held up and robbed the (;reat Northern train near AMalta on July 3. MrN.vi:-.iwLin, July 9. --A special to the Tiries from Great FaIls, Mont.. says: "In a deep canyon about i0 miles south of Malta, 15 miles east of-Rock Point and five miles north of the Missouri I river, Sheriff (riffith has at lastcornered I the Great Northern train robbers. The 1 canyon is a veritable fortress, as it is full of caves where the robbers can hide and hold at bay an army if need be. This news left the camp of the posse at an 1 early hour on the morning of the 8th. The following account is taken from Tuesday's Anaconda Standard, which I sent a correspondent with the posse. i This correspondent returned from the I chase last Monday. He says: At the time the Standard correspond- I ents left the field the posse was working i along the Missouri river, more than 100 1 miles from a telegraph wire, and doubt- - less it will be several days before any more news is heard from it unless some mermbers return. Beside this posse, men are working up from the Yellow stone in the hole of intercepting the fugitives. hut thie latter know the coun ly try so well and doubtless made their preparations in advance with such care that a capture in that country is not prob able. The men who are chiefly interested in the capture of the highwaymen are gradually settling down to the opinion S that they will not be taken until they arlt picked up perhaps months hence when thley strike some city. There are a number of reasons why the men were not taken before. they had such a long start. One is that all diffi cultie~; were thrown in the way of gath ering a properly equipped posse. Malta is a town. a large portion of whose popu Slation is either in sympathy with the d robbers or at least not in sympathy with the chase The loose element, which is contains some mien who would havebeen e admirable nmaterial for a posse, shows its . sympathy for the robbers not openly,but by cursing the Great Northern and the )f posse. "Why,' says these men, "I n1 wouldn't be seen dead riding with that , hunch of sheepherders that is out with the sheriff." On the other hand, there are more ( substantial men in the vicinity, who own . many horses, and who could have gone themselves or who could have sent good i men, who declare that it isn't their busi ness to look after the Great Northern h robbers. They carefully abstain fromn lending any assistance to the posse, yet when last Friday night Smith & Traf ton's ho|rse herd of 300 head were ran off by highwaymen all these men rallied to the alssistance of their neighbors and Ic put a first-class posse in the field. It S'was successful in recovering every horse that had been run off. But when the posse to chaseothe train robbers were being organized the best horses and the best men were not to be had. The justice of the peace at Malta rounded up a bunch of good horses to await the coming of the under sheriff if and his men from Glasgow, but while waiting some one rian the herd off. The result was the under sheriff's outfit did not get out until midnight, and then it hv went poorly mounted. The sheriff and his four men started quicker, but also were mounted poorly, two of the horses v being work stock. One of the four men was siumply a p:id guide who had no. in terest in the chase. Some owners of horses absolutely refused to let their animals be taken. All this explains why the robbers got ia start. The Standard men in the field took thei pains to trace accurately the d rate taken by the robibers, and it de velops that the three nie| utade remark able time. It has been piroven that they covered about :10 mi: in ait little more than two hours. SA fter crossiwng the river firom the train, Sthe three robbers mounted their horses o and struck out, southeast, over the rolling I fidge of the prairie. They had one led horse, t(he four horses being respectively a buckskit, a buy, a brown and at gray. s They passed two sheepherders on the way, but at some little distance, and, passing what is known asi Alkali---an alkali basin they struck into the road from Malta to Landusky about 1,4 miles south of Malta. They followed that road to the 50),000-acre ranch of Senator Phil lips, 25 miles south of Malta, and passed it half a mile from the ranch house. Near there they met hiill Jackson and therei the incident reported by Jackson took place. lie says "Kid" Curry was Sonei of the three, and recognizing him called out "'Iullo, bIill. If anybody asks tell them we are going south." A mile and a half furthetr on, the hog ranch owned by Jack Ellis was passed. The men were tlhen riding hard. Ellis and his wife, who saw themr, say they and their horses were dusty and covered with perspiration. The men called to k l'llis and rilpeatedtl what they had told Jacksonl: "'Tll thtm that we are going sout h." This was the last seen of the robbers. The posse went on to the Circle C outtit, about 15 lmiles further on,, and then struck out for the Missouri, hbut at last reports had no trace of the men. The older men in the country say that the rob hers instead of following the course taken by the posse, went east of the Circle C outfit and got into the rough and inac cessable country beyond what. is known as the lig Warm. There has been some criticism of Sheriff Grifliths' conduct on the train at the time of the robbery. It is not justi lied. The sheriff was seated in a car with his wife when the train was stopped. lie put his head out of the window, saw the man supposed to be Jones with a gun near the engine and realized that the train was being held up. He drew his revolver at once and fired twice at the man. The latter wheeled and fired his rifle at the sheriff. The ball crashed into the window sill beside the sheriff's head. The revolver is not a match for a rifle, so the sheriff drew back. The rail road and the express people have the utmost confidence in the sheriff and be lieve that he has done and will do all :in (Continued on Seventh Page.) (Continued on Seventh Page.)