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VOL. XIII. RED LODGE, MONTANA, FRIDAY, ti !, L1' 19, 1901. NO. 2
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Red Lodge Took a Hard Fall Out of
Billings the Sunday They Played
Big Crowd of Lusty Rooters Saw the Sport.
Brilliant Triple Play.
Score 10 to 1.
A special train of seven coaches, carry
ing the Red Lodge Baseball club. the e
famous Miners City hand and nearly 250
enthusiastic rooters, was run to Billings 1
last Sunday. It was an ideal July day E
and a loyal, royal crowd. The band `
wasn't hired for the occasion. The boys
played without money and without price,
thus furnishing evidences of their ap
preciation of the splendid support ac- I
corded'them in the past. It was a gen- t
erous thing for them to do and the t
organization can rest assured that their t
contribution to the gaiety of the excur
sion will not soon be forgotten.
The reception accorded the excursion- i
ists on their arrival at Billings wasn't
quite as chilly as on some former oc- t
casions, for this time the Magic city t
managed to have the Billings band at t
the depot to welcome the big crowd with
inspiring strains of music. But when it i
came to furnishing the crowd for the t
game, Billings didn't show up to any I
great extent. Of the 8257 taken in at t
the gate almost one-half was contributed
by the visitors, and in a surprising mood t
of wonderful generosity the Red Lodge c
club was permitted to receive 40 percent I
thereof. This was certainly very mag- t
nanimous on the part of Billings and the I
matchless quality of philantrophy I
thus so unexpectedly displayed calls for
puissant praise. But among the whole
crowd there was only one cheap skate. t
He is the grafter who brings the Billings t
Daily Gazette into disrepute by wagging I
his vile and profane tongue as he trots I
about Billings and the country at large
soliciting subscriptions and collecting
coin. He is known by the name of
Benjamin and his ugly mug and self
conceit are painful to behold. Presum
ably feeling sore at being compelled to
pay four-bits to exhibit himself in the
grand stand, this contemptible cur ap
plied a vile epithet to ne of the ticket
sellers and then sneaked off like a yel
low dog.
The game was called at 3 o'clock and
ended two hours later. It was a snappy
and interesting contest from start to
tinish and the mammoth grand stand I
fairly trembled with the terrific rooting
indulged in by the strong-lunged en
thusiasts from Carbon county. There
was a very high sky and this made it ex
ceedingly difficult to judge flies, which
accounted in a measure for some of the
missed high balls.
Billings was supported by four husky
members of the Nebraska University
club employed with the Burlington
fencing gang along the line of the To
luca-Cody branch. Two of these boys
furnished the battery for the last three
innings, after Taylor had been batted
out of the box and Babcock with his in
jured finger found it too painful to stand
behind the bat.
The battery for Red Lodge was Paddy
Fleming in the box and Fitz Hilton as
catcher. They did. excellent work and
the official score, kept by 'Doc" McFar
lin of the Gazette, showed that Billings
only secured two hits off of Paddy,
while Red Lodge found Taylor for ten
THE stock of the Chicago Fair Store is now being sold absolutely regardless of cost 'A This is no
advertising dodge . The Goods must be sold at what they will bring .A The building has been
rented to other parties and possession is to be given Aug. 1 . Between now and then the entire
stock must be disposed of, and if you want
Dry Goods, Notions, Millinery, Boots, or Shoes,
it will be to your advantage to come along quick. Large line of RUBBER GOODS at any old figure We don't expect to even get first cost
out of the stock, and therefore you can buy anything in the store at fully one-half what you would have to pay elsewhere for the same Goods.
In Ten Days the Stuff Will Be Off. w . .* , J. E. MUSHBACH, Assignee.
hits and the university pitcher for four
hits. Hilton, behind the bat for Red
Lodge, showed up in good form and the
way he had of putting the ball down to
second soon broke Billings of attempting
to steal that bag.
It was a good, clean game, entirely de
void of wrangling, and was umpired' in
an honest. professional way that inspired
confidence in the gentleman who render
ed the impartial decisions. Frank Rose
held down second with ease and grace
acid again demonstrated, both at the bat
and on the bag, that he knows how to
play good, fast ball.
Red Lodge started off by letting the
first two batters walk to their bases on
balls. Then came one of the most
brilliant plays ever seen on any diamond,
and one that is very seldom made any
where. It was a triple play off a ground
er batted to third. The subsequent
action by the three basemen who assisted
in this wonderful feat was rapid. Clem
ens, on third, grabbed the bounding
sphere, covered the bag and sent the
ball squarely in the mit of Rose on sec
ond, making a double play. Then, quick
as lightening, the shpere cut a straight
line through the air and went plunk in
to Roger Fleming's big mit on first, ar
riving there in plenty of time to put out
the batter who had knocked it to third.
When the rooters in the grand stand and
on the bleachers fully realized what had
happened they went fairly wild and the
shouts that went up shook the building
to its foundation and echoed back from
the surrounding rimrock in mighty vol
This surprising triple play in the first
innning filled the hearts of the Billings
team with consternation and the Red
Lodge boys came within one of shutting
their adversaries out. To Louis Bab
cock, son of the colonel, belongs the dis
tinction of having made the only run se
cured by the Billings club in the nine
innings. The Yellowstone boys were in
too fast company, and, as one facetious
rooter 'remarked, they ought to join the
Epworth league.
At the conclusion of the contest J. A.
Virtue conducted the Miners City band
to the Grand hotel and, acting as drum
major, marched the organization through
the streets playing, "See, the Conquer
ing Hero Comes."
Record of the Game by Innings as Embalmed
in Cold Type.
Billings went to bat with Bender up.
He got his base on balls and Maloney
followed suit. Deacon hit a grounder to
third, who sent the sphere to second,
who in turn put it in the mit of. the first
baseman before the batter got to the
bag, thus constituting a triple play and
sending the Billings boys into the field.
Rose for Red Lodge made a three base
hit and St. Clair fanned. Grimes flew
out to second and Rose scored. James
Fleming singled and Clemens went
out to first. Score, 1 to 0.
In the second Milliston for Billings
struck out. Hoe got his base on balls,
Louis Babcock fanned and Hoe was put
out at second.
For Red Lodge Bailey made a two
base hit and took third on a passed ball.
Hilton fanned and Paddy Fleming put
the third strike, a foul tip, into the
catcher's mit. Roger Fleming placed a
safe single. brought in Bailey and stole
second. Rose safely singled and Roger
made a heroic effort to score, but the
ball had wings and Roger couldn't beat
it home. Score, 2 to 0.
Billings, with E. B. Babcock wielding
the willow, went to bat in the first half
of the third, and Bab smiled as he took
his base on balls and showed his teeth
as he was caught stealing second. Tay
(Conlinued on Seventh Page.)
,JANE ,IULrIP8 HEI ,,,.,,
The Nortorious Calamity Quits the West
and Goes to New York to Live
a Life of Ease.
Taken Back East to Spend Remainder of
Her Days in a Home Provided
for Her Reception,.
Livingston Enterprise: On Friday
evening of last week the world renowned
"Calamity Jane," hero of many an Indian
fight, noted as a scout and trail blazer,
renowned as an all "round friend of any
body and everybody, alighted from the
Park train on her return from one of her
periodical visits to the upper Yellow-I
stone. To her the Fourth had been a
glorious one in fact every day, whether
Fourth or any other day, is one of sun
shine and contentment for Calamity.
But this particular anniversary of the
nation's independence had been an ex
tremly hilarious one. Among the old
timers who blazed trails when Indians
were the only inhabitants, and whose
minds were filled on this particular oc
casion with reminiscences of the days
when Calamity wore the proverbial
buckskin suit and fought with Custer
and other departed ones, she spent the
Fourth and spent it thoroughly and roy
ally. To her the beverage that made
Milwaukee famous was not in it with
the one that has resulted in the death
of thousands of moonshiners, and when
Calamity landed upon the platform at
the depot from the head end of a Park
palace car she landed with both feet, ac
companied by the reminiscences, good
will, beverages and everything else that
had been accorded her among the old
timers. To Calamity the world was a
bed of roses, at least it was until she
reached the corner of Main street, when
a shower of moths and insects from the
are light on the corner led her to believe
that she had headed into a well develop
ed rain storm, and with the ejaculation,
"Well, I'll be - - -.. - ! I didn't even
bring a rain coat with ne," she steered
into an adjoining saloon, where all resi
dents were greeted with the familiar
"Hello, dear!" "Hello, darling!" which
have made her famous as well as con
To those who saw Calamity upon her
return, her career as well as her future
was a subject of conmnent. Time had
worked wonderous changes in her being,
mentally as well as physically. Those
who had known her in the days gone by
missed the light in her eye, but" readily
recognized the peculiar intonations of
her voice as well as the choice "cuss
words" with which she starts or finishes
a well rounded sentence, or a well earn
ed roast for some bystander. But in ap
pearance Calamity had faded, and faded
terribly. Her form no longer suggested
a model for one of Worth's Parisian
gowns, nor her gait the irrepressible en
thusiasm awakened by a willowy form
gliding over a floor of a dance hall in
a two step. Calamity seemed worn and
weary, twisted and bent, and on the rap
id decline.
As all these discrepancies in her ap
pearance and makeup were discovered,
many wondered if her days were not
numbered and what the end would be.
But, fortunately for old time friends
and newly formed ones, all trouble re
garding the future of the noted Calam
ity has been removed, for on Monday of
this week Mrs. Josephine Winifred
B'ake, the celebrated newspaper woman
and authoress. arrived in Montana from
New York to extend a helping hand to
Calamity and lead her back to New
York to pass her declining days in peace
and contentment. Calamity accepted
the invitation to become a guest of
Gotham as readily as she had accepted
thousands and ten thousands of invita
tion to "have somethine," and before the
Enteripise is read by its many patrons
Calamity will be nearing her future
home, provided for her by Mrs. Brake.
General Eagan and others who have
turned to her in her darkest hour and
provided for hemr future comfort and
J. (i. Martin Is the Recipient and Reciprocates
With Hammer.
John Smith and J. (;. Martin, ranch
ers who have been living on Red Lodge
creek. had an altercation last week in
which shovels, hanmners and a woman
took an active part. The trouble arose,
asrelated to The Picket, over Martin
making a remark to a Mrs. Winston who
was about to join Smith on a trip to
Wyoming. Smith objected to the inti
mations of Martin and gave him the
grand poke. Martin grasped a shovel
lying nearby and smashed Smith beside
the car, knocking him down and inflict
iug a nasty wound. Smith shied a
hammer at his opponent, when the wom
an interferred and the trouble was trans
ferred to Justice Hawthorne's court in
this city. Martin made complaint
against Smith charging assault and bat
tory and the matter was aired in court.
Smith refused to plead guilty and the
justice recommended, after hearing the
testimony, that he and Martin pay half
of the costs each. This Smith refused
to do and exhibited no delicacy in inform
ing' the court that he was "going
through" and would stay with Martin
lill he barked like a coyote.
Justice Hawthorne put the defendant
under 8100 bonds. which he furnised to
tappear yesterday and anwer the charges.
When the case was called Martin was
tardy and on his arrival was fined $5 for
contempt of court. Smith was adjudged
guilty and was mulcted in the sum of
$1 and costs. Then he had Martin ar
rested on a similar complaint and this
trial is set for the 29th.
Former Saloonkeeper Tries to Make a Clan
destine Getaway and Is Attached.
Janmes Nichols, formerly proprietor of
the Pony sample roomn, closed under :at
tclhmcnt proceediings some time ago,
attempted to va\moose he ranch Wed nes
day in a ,clades'in: mainner, but his
household effects were attached at the
depot and Jim is still in the city. Wed
nesday morning he secured a rig and
gave it out that he was going lishing.
Instead, however, he proceeded to Rob
erts and in the me.antime his effects
were taken to the depot with the evident
intention of having his family take the
noon train and join him down there.
Frank Sicora, to whom Nichols is ul
leged to be indebted for a loan of 8150,
tumbled to what was going on and
caused an attachment to be placed on
the goods at the station. Mrs. Nichols
then telephoned to her husband and he
came back in a hurry. On his arrival he
consulted an attorney. with the result
that Mrs. Nichols filed an affidavit claim
ing the attached property. Mr. Sicora
has ten days in whichi to give the sheriff
en indemnifying bond, and thus the
matter rests with tlie attachament still in
There are other (iiis awaiting the out
come of the case.
INNiN6 F)Ii I)(IJTI' tS:
If a Physician Saws Off Your Leg by Mis
take He Will Be Protected
Against Suit.
Otherwise These Fellows Might Go Broke
for Cutting Up So Many Bad
Thing's :are moving lp'etty. smoothly
these days for the doctors and unless
-somei unknowvn complication arises tlhe
tlime is not far distant when they will be
permanent residents of what is lopularly
termed "easy street., says the Livingston
Recently the doctors of northern
Montana held it session and adopted a
plan for their financial honefit which, in
time, will equal the -black list" adopted
)by many railroads. Under the proposed
system which they are determined to
adopt, no man will be able to beat aI
doctor's bill unless he heats it by death.
Whenever a patient recovers, bids fare
well to the attending physician and his
fee, his name will immuediately be placed
upont the "black list" and every doctor
in the northern part of the stauite will re
frain from rendering him any service
unless his application is accomtpanied by
tite.necessary fee.
While this system may seemn the only
proper one to be adopted by the doctors
who promulgated it, it must be borne in
mnind that by barring themselves fromnt
other services from other physicians
many a patient may eventually feel as
jubilant as the individual who once re
marked that the only way hie received a
cure was by the absence of at physician
who failed to come after six had already
been tried.
But, regardless of what effect the re
cent organization in northern Montana
may have in the realm of "ailments,"
the proposed venture in Montana of the
Physicians' Guarantee company of Fort
WVayne, Ind., cannot havie other than a
wholesome effect.
In an application to the attorney gen
oral for inforamation retarding ita right
to do business in this state, with 'uor with
out a license, the Physicians (Guarantee
company sets fourth the fact that its
object is to defend physicians against
suits for malpractice, but that it shall
not be liable for damages recovered in
any suich suit.
In other words if a doctor starts in to
remove the index linger at the firstjoint,
and alccidently removes the arm at the
elbow the ( iuarantee coampany will come
to his resue and provido himt with as
skillful an attorney as he is a physician,
to defend hita. It also agrees to provide
the costs incurred, and the other accout
rements necessary to a first alass legal
hearing. But, in the event the jury
should find that the loss of an arm is
worth ten or twenty thousand dollars,
the company will immediately wash its
hands of the affair and leave the physi
cian to rustle the amount necessary to
meet the judgment.
Viewed from the standpoint of a sav
ing in attorney's fees, this method of in
surance should meet with ipopular ap
pIroval attong the medical fraternity.
But viewed fromt the standpoint of the
I numnber of second rate attorneys whola
it will turn loose in an effort to rustle up
amalpractice cases, the insurance will
prove a detriment to those who accept
it. But the titme has conme wthen the
doctor neceds protection as well a thel
patient. and if the latter is rescued from
the jaws of death he should be forced to
pay for the return ticket. On the other
hand. if a man nacidentally has his leg
removed instead of his little finger, the
doctor should be defended in a malprac
tice suit .by an attorney who knows as
muuch about law as he does about the'.
operlttion of a carving knife.
Arrangements Can Probably Be Made for Two
Games Here Next Month.
An eftort is being made to induce the
Livingston Baseball club to co.me to Red
Lodge and play two games with the
home team. After returning from Bil
lings Captain Roger Fleming wired
Manager Mjelde of the Livingston club
concerning the proposed contest and in
answer thereto .-H. A. Clemeiis, who re
cently arrived from the Gateway city
and has signed with the local team,
I Wednesday received a letter from Mr.
Mjelde to the elfect that the desired
games, to be Iplayed here, cannot be ar
ranged at' present, as the Livingston
nine has ahcady~ made dates with other
cities for the next three succeeding Sun
days. The letter states that Livingston
will meet Billings at the latter place
next Sunday and that the followingSun
day a return game will be played with
Big Timber on the Livingston grounds,
while the Sunday after that, on Aug. 4,
the team goes to Helena. After this the
Livingstons will be free to entertain the
proposition submitted by the local club,
although Manager Mjelde says he would
prefer to have Red Lodge go to Living
ston. It is not at all likely, however,
that this will be done, and the chances
are that two games will ultimately be
arranged between the clubs, to be
phtyed in this city on Saturday and; Sun
day, Aug. 10 and 11.
The Two Carbon County Assoclations to Meet
in Red Lodge Next Friday.
J. N. Tolman, president of the Clarke
Fork Stock association, and Joe Kern,
president of the Carbon Stock ussocia
tion, had a conference in this city last
Monday and arranged for a joint meet
ing of the two associations to be held `at
the court house in Red Lodge on Fri
day, July 26. This meeting will be the
last one held prior to the submission of
copy to The Picket for the joint brand
book, and all those whose brands are
not in by that time will in0all'probabili,,:'r
be too late to get into the Iook. Re
sponses have been received from a large
number of members, but there are a few
who have thus far neglected this very,
important matter. In several instances
the stocklnen rhave failed to completely
fill out the blank circular sent out, some
having neglected to give their range and
other essential details.
At the meeting on the 2(;th the brands
will be carefully inspected and it is de
sired that there be a large attendance in
order that the copy can ,be finally ar
ranged. Other matters of importance
will also be considered.
The Younger BIrothers, After Quarter of Cean
fury In Jail, Out Again.
The associated press dispatches briefly
announced the release from the Minne
sota state penitentiary at Stillwater,
Sunday, of the YXounger brothers, who
I were released on parole after 25 years
penal servitude. There was no .theatri
cal release. The men attired in citizen's
clothes simply left the pen like ordinary
citizens. They expect to enjoy a week's
lishing trip before going to work at the
jobs the warden of the penitentiary has
procured for themr. Their parole does
not allow themi to go on the stage or
write a book or to submnit to newspaper
interviews. Neither caan they leave Min-

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