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VOL . RED LODGE, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1901. NO.3 THE RED LODGE PICKET 3PPICIAL NEWSPAPER OF CARBON COUNTY AND CITY OF RED LODOE. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY The Picket Publishing'Corrpadny SUBSCRIPtION RATES: One year in advance......... ..........$2.50 Bix months........................:..... ... 1.25 Three months.......................... .. 75 Single copies ........................ .05 Credit rate, one year. ................. 31.00 ADVERTISING HATES: 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......... .15 Government notices, per line, per issue..... .15 WALTER ALDERSON, Editor and Manager OFFICERS OF CARBON COUNTY. State Senator............W.. W. F. Meyer Representative................. C. H. Gregory County Clerk and Recorder..... Jesse L. SGpitl Clerk District Court........... . E. E. Esselstyn Sheriff ........................51. W. Potter Treasurer..................lCharles E. Wright Assessor .......................... W. B. Crockett County Attorney.............L. O. Caswell County Sup't of Sclhools .... Mlartla R.'Dilwortlli County Surveyor ............... F. W. Hine Public Administrator .........David Smethurst County Coroner ................B.. . B. lieley W. F. Tinkcom. Chairman Commissioners.... HJohn Sulberin 1Harry Duffield. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. R. LULU B. HAMILTON, OSTEOPATHIST. GRADUATE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHtY, HIRKSVILLE, Mo. Office three doors north of Congregatiounnl Church Residejnce at W. F. Ti:nlrcom's. RED LODGE, - - - MONMTkNA. FREDRICK C. WOODWARD ATTORNEY AT LAW U. S. Commkissioner. Ranches for SSle. 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. T. F. MEYER COUNSELOR AT LAW Billings Avenue Red Lodge - - Montana. L O. 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 Spofford Block Red Lodge . . - - Montana. B.B. KELLEY, M. D. PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Office Hours 10 to 12 a. m. aihd 3 to 6 p. m. Red Lodge - - - Montana. .L. MERRILL ATTORNEY AT LAW Bridger - Montana. GW. PIERSON ATTORNEY AT LAW Secopd Floor Carbon County Bank Red Lodge Mo)ntana. EE. DOTY, . D.,S. M. SOUDERS, M. D. PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Office in Improvement Co.'s Block. OFFICE HOURs: 1 to 3 and 7 to S p.m. Red.Lodge . - Montana. LUTZ & RYBURN R. T. LUT.z M D. R. H. Rrav. PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Office in O'Shea Block Red Lodge . - Montana. B. RENO ATTORNEY AT LAW Chance Montana. OHN L. PRICE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR. Damage and Water Right Suits a Specialty. Office, Room 9 Improvement Company's Block. Red Lodge, Montana. ELMEN H OUSE- , A. MORRISON, Prop.* * Newly Furnished and Renovated.. . RATES $r.oo PER DAY. * Board and Lodging by Day, Week or Month. Opposite Opera House - * RED LODGE MONT. OABBON COUNTY BANK (Incorporated under the state banking laws). ed -odge, IViornt. Paid Up Capital, - $50,000 Undivided Profits, 810,000 \W. A. CLARK ...............President GEO. L. RAMSEY........Vice President B. E. VAILL .................... Cashier L. H. YERKES....... _ssistanft Cashier Money to loan at all times at reasonable rates of interest County warrants, bonds and bounty cer tificates purchased at highest market t price. General banking business transacted. J OSEKAVM P'S.... """".... Is the Place Where You Get 4 ONE HUNDRED CENTS * 4' WORTH 1F S......MERCHANDISE...... FOR EVERY DOLLAR EXPENDED. A long and varied acquaintance with * the people of Carbon county and vicinity has made Losekamp Store $ .Their headquarters in .i. lings. The store has never been better equipped with A. `,r ? First-Class Line of Goods at Lower Prices Than Nlow. E.i eryone should know it that it is the best place to 4 buy Guaranteed 'Clothing, S Warranted Shoes, Stetson = Hats, California Wool 4 Shirts and Blankets, Bed ding and all other requisites to a complete ranch outfit. S`i HONEST GOODS AT REASONABLE PRICES. 4 IJOHN D. LOSEKAMP The Famous Clothier and Outfitter BILLINGS, : : : MONT. Your Mail Ordecrs Taken Care of. THE PLACE LARKIN & FLEMING, Dispensers FINE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS Billiard and Pool Parlors Wholesale Dealers in Minneapolis Brewing Company's Beer Extra Pale. CGilt Edge, Grain Beltl Bottled Goo il. Iilln- A.v.nue, - RED LODGE RICHARDSON'S NEWS STAND 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. irWe handle Lowmev's Famous Confection* Hole-ir-the-Wall a Gardex of Eden "the Picket" Gets Ex-Sheriff John Dunn to Tell About That Famous Wyoming Country and Those Who Inhabit It. There is no man in Montana better qualified to.give an. accurate descrip tion of the famous Hole-in-the-Wall country or tell a better story of the his tory of the organized gang of outlaws who infest that section and have so long defied the officers of the law in their secure retreat than Former Sheriff John Dunn of Carbon county. He is not a large man physically, neither is he boastful, but he is as courageous as a lion. The voters of this county took im from his ranch and madp him sher if for two successive terms. Official preferment didn't spoil him, like it does some peopie, and he is the same modest. unassuming, rough-and-ready man as ever. It was during his incumbency of the office of sheriff that he formed the acquaintance of the Hole-in-the-Wall gang and caused these modern dares devils and cut-throats to both fear and respect him. During his first term as sheriff Mr. Dunn led the posse which performed the dangerous feat of running to earth this same gang of reckless des peradoes, which are now being hunted for the recent daring daylight holdup on the Great Northern. In that his. torical chase of 1897 Sheriff Dunn and posse captured the escaping members of the Hole-in-the-Wall outlaws following. the daylight robbery of the bank of Belle Fouche, and turned them over to the officers of South Dakota. Later, when the Roberts boys escaped from the Deadwood jail and held up the Union Pacific train at Rock Springs, Wy.yo., and after they had killed Sheriff Hazen of Natrona county, Sheriff Dunn started on the trail and fearlessly went right into their own country, among their sympathizers, and would doubtless have ,effected their capture again if his ser vices had been called into requisition early enough in the chase. As it was he made them hunt their holes and they remained comparatively quiet until the recent Malta spectacular 'extravaganza. " When seen the other day in Red Lodge by The Picket ex-Sheriff Dunn was loath to talk about his exploits, but uponi being urged. finally consented to tell the story desired by the reporter. Mr. Dunn began by asserting that the popu lar conception of thellole-in-the-Wall is somewhat erroneous. "This famous rendesvous of the origi nal Currie gang, now nearly extinct," said Mr. Dunn, "is much inure extensive in area than is generally supposed. It is situated in the geographical center of Wyoming, in the fastness of the mount ains. and is accessible ,only by two passes or breaks in the range of mountains by which it is formed. It lies about 100 miles due south of Buffalo, Wyo., about the same distance due north of Rawlins, on the Union Pacific, and some 80t miles southeast of Thermopolis. It is in the northern part of Natrona county and comprises an area of about 130 square miles, having a length east and west of 16 miles and a yidth through the center of some eight miles. "Taken as a whole, it forms one of the finest fortresses in the world., completely encircled by frowning perpendicular walls of solid rock, which rise to an av erage height of several hundred feet, with only two breaks, one at the eastern extremity and the other near the west ern end. These entrances lead through narrow canyons, several miles in length, and a handful of men, pripcerly sta tioned and supplied with pl;enty of am NO TRUTH IN MURDER REPORT. A Wealthy Mleeteetse Woolgrower Goes insane and Death Ensues. A report was current on the streets this week to the etfect that William Car micle, an extensive woolgrower of Mee teetse, had been murdered and that his body was found last Tuesday morning at his sheep camp. In order to ascer tain the facts The Picket made inquiries of Mleeteetse over the long distance tele phone and was informed that the mur der rumor had no foundation in fact, al though Mr. Carmicle died very suddenly at his sheep camp last Tuesday morn ing. It was learned that his death was due to mental derangement and that he passed away in an insane condition. His mental malady dated back to last sum mer, when he had an insane spell lasting several weeks. After that he was appar ently all right until a week or so ago, when he suffered another attack, result ing in his death, as stated. The funeral was held in Meeteetse Wednesday after noon, being conducted by the Odd Fel lows. The deceased leaves a mother re siding at Salt Lake, Utah. ANTLERS FOR THREE. A Trio oef Meeteetse Fawls Properly Branded I. Red Ledge. Three festive fawns from Meeteetse, Wyo., chaperoned by W. Dean Hays of munition, could exterminate an army of soldiers. "This admirable natural retreat is a veritable Garden of Eden. Within this walled fortress lies one of the most charmingly picturesque and fertile val leys of the west. Through the center runs a silvery stream with numerous branches, along whichi are situated some very fine ranches. The valley of the Hole-in the-Wall contains a population of probably some i0 souls. The men re siding there, some of whom are married and have families, took refuge therein at ithe time of the rusler war, ;and while they have never done anything worse than to steal cattle they are in active sympathy with the Cn'rie gang and would tight for theml at the drop of the hat and drop the hat themselves. Some -of them are wel lixed and and have large herds of cattle. "lt is less than fifteen years since the Hole-in-the-Wall first attracted piu lic attention and it was not until the fanmous rustler war of Wyoming that it became the rendesvous of cattle thieves and brigands and the abiding habitat;of some of their sympathizers. This war started in 1890, being the hottest around Buffalo. Wyo., and was precipitated by the big cattlemen themselves. It is related that the big outfits, in their annual roundups were in the habit of gathering ii every. thing they came across and that the small outfits found it impossible to get a fair shake. Then began a systematic system of thieving and finally the tough est of those who had gotten their start with a good bull and a hot branding iron organized and broke into the roundup took their brands therefrom and drove off the mavericks. Then the rustler swai began in earnest. The large outtitm blacklisted the small owners and made it impossible for them to dispose of theii cattle on the beef market. The black, listed men, some cf whom had beer working as cowpunchers for the big out tits, couldn't'get employment any mort :,i lig thieving took the place of petty ,li'eeny. Thus were m mn iade outlawm i itrough force of circumstances. rThe leaders of this war on the part ao !he cowpunchers and small owners were GI eorge Currie and a conilpanion nltrne( bell. These were ably assisted by Cur ry's two brothers and the Roberts boys Firank and Tom, said to be brothers ant also cousins of the Curry boys. They subsequently adopted the aliases of Jone, and are now more generally known ia Kid Curry and Lonebaugh, and these five, together with Tom O'Day ant Walter Putney, formed the origina tHole-in-the-Wall gang, they being sub seqtuenjtly reinforced br other hut lesa dangerous cowpunchers. This gang, upon the breaking out o the rustler war, captured a Hotchkiss gun in 1891 from a company of soldiers near Buffalo, Wyo., and retreated witt the cannon into the Hole-in-the-Wall where they planted it in the nmountatir, overlooking the the eastern entrance to the natural rendesvous. and it is the general impression that tins huge piece of artillery is still kept in constant read iness in case of emergeni-y. "The gang soon found cattle and horst stealing a rather tuame l,.astire and thci gradually graduated ioto thoroughbrec bandits, fearless for then,selves and care less alike of, other human life. Theti first exploit in the wry of bank robbere' found its consuunrnation in time littkl that sprightly place and W. B. Sli eper of Sunshine, were la-t Tues..day o:ight in veigled into the Elk' corral in this city and are now wearing horns on their heads and corns on their feet.. It was expected that a herd of six wo,.ld be ,,on hand from Meeteetse, b.t three iof the hand hit the high places o:: hearing of the arrangements that lad been madei, for their branding, and c"onsequentiy the lodge only did husiness with A. J. Mc Donald. Adam Hogg and George Taylor. There was a large attendance and the fun was fast and furious. Mr. MlcDon ald was the first victim and he made an admirable candidate. keeping the lodge in a constant uproar of laughter with his sallies of wit. After the initiation the lodge adjourned to the Spofford dining parlors and partook of a midnight lunch. The three new members are all representative citizens of the famous Big Horn basin and Beartooth lodge is to be congratulated apon securing such a trio of jolly good fellows as members of the order. Morris-Blodgett. Ennis Oliver Morris of Bridger and Miss Mary Eveline Blodgett of Joliet ar rived in the city yesterday by private conveyance and were united in marriage in the office of District Clerk Esselstyn by Justice David Hawthorne. Miss Lottie Dilworth was maid of honor and Mr. Esselstyn supported the groom. town of Belle Fourchie, S. I)ak. This affair took place in 1897 and was parti cipated in by Tom O'Day, Walter Put ney and the two Roberts boys. It was a t daylight robbery and resulted in the loss - to the bank of several thousand dollars r and the iummediate, capture of Tom i;O'Day. The other three robbers got e many. They took to the mountains of a the Big Horn range and laid low for Ssoime time, conceiving a similar raid on the C'arbon Counlty haank lat, teld Lodge, I Mont. In the muanntinme they were t joined by (t.orge ('Curry and three pil Sgrim desa'radoes. Putney and the e lRoberts boys, in colltipiny with oneothcr e man, rode intl lied Lodge in broad day :1 light. leaving ('urry anti two men at e AM1lud Springs., 23 miles southeast of the e city, in the 13ad Lands, with a relay of e thirty head of hkrises. Upon arriving in the city the gang were seenl and recog Snized by C(ity Marshal Byron St. Clair, t, who used to know theim in Wyoming, s The ouitlaws told St. Clair their mission e in Red Lodge and said: 'We're going to d hold up the bnk at 7 o'unlock tonight a and you had better go tishing.' Instead i of doing this, however, St. Clair pro , ceed to the n ad informed to theh ni l informed Cash g ier 1B. E. Vaill what he had learned. .t St. Clair then returned to the gang and , told them that their presence in town was known and that they had better e make tracks. The outlaws subsequent. a ly learned from am certain man who now c lives in this town that St. Clair had bit t- trayed them. They held a short council 't of war and discussed the advisability of n tilling St. Clair full of cold lead. They i, took a vote on the proposition and the e result was not in favor of committing r the murder. They concluded that it s would look better and less cowardly to e shoot St. Clair in the chase that they r anticipated woulc follow their departure from the city. n "Having abandoned the idea of rob t- Iing the bank they mounted their horses c and started for the Yellowstone. A Iy posse was organized, consisting of Stock 's e Detective W. D. Smith of :'Miles Cilty Dick i-icks of Billings, H. C. Calhoun ot if Columbus. (.Cou Metlerlhalll of Lavina. 'o Altorn ey' Stone of Red Loidge and mly' d self. We trailed the outlaws across the r- Yellowstone at C'imlunlibs anlld c(itlae uip s, on theum ut labout 5 o'clock at night in ci t(he hills some 20 miles fromn Lavina, in y Fergus county. We saw ,Putney ride ill s to the top of' a hill to take a view ofl' llt is country and we approached the claitl e within riile rangei as Kid Curry was un d saddling hsli horse. We threw down oil l him and comumanded hini to throw upl) - but instead of olbeying the. sllunmms hei is got on the other side iof his horse, pulled his sixshliootr iand threw it down over if the back of the animal. The next int 3s istarlt i rifle ball from Illy gun struck s' Ciurry in the wrist and turned hilt h round several times. lie then sprang 1, on the hors<t and started for the hills. SAs he tc'eii to a wire fence his horse wat 0o shot in jullingil the fence and landed le dead on the; other side. Curry started e off mon foolt. In the meanrtime ipart of the 1 posse had calptured the other two minin bhers of the gang and went in search of mI Curry. I sat himti alout ii milel distant V in thi hills and rode around rand crawled d up within a short distance of where hii lay partly concealed l hd ic a i ;aind hill. i I told hin e hehad better comerm ouit of y lthere andtl in reply he held up his biloody }thard and said he ' was shot in the breast HAD THEM ON THE tlIP. A Red Lodge Barber (Gives a Second Public Exhibition of Hypnotic Power. A large audience witnessed the hyp noc erIt~-rtainrnent given at the opera ii e la-t lMonday night by Prof. F1. E Lorp.'er, tIl fIted Lodge barber who made hih- deput as a hypnotist in this city arveral weeks ago. It was his siecond appearance in public and the ex hibition 'demonstrated the fact that lie has been giving the science considerable study. During the forenoon he put a subject to -Ieep in a coffin in the I X L show window and the fellow slumbered soundly until awakened by the professor at the opera house in the evening. Dur ing the exhibition a number of volun tee rs went to the stage from the aud ience, but they wouldn't put themselves in the proper frame of mind to receive the occult influence and `the professor had to rely for the exploitation of his power on three subjects whom he had previously successfully worked on. They performed all sorts of ludicrous antics and were compelled by the force of the hypnotic spell to do whatever the pro fessor willed. Having demonstrated his power to his own satisfaction the barber has quit wielding the razor and on Tues day departed for Laurel and other places to give exhibitions. A bright, newsy paper-The Picket. and was dying. He didn't look to me like a dying man and I told him that if he didn't come over to where I was I'd tear down that sand hill. This had. the' desired effect, and he came a-running.` He was entirely disarmed and I went back to the sand hill and round his two sixshooters and a belt full of eartridges buried in the sand. "We took the three outlaws to Billings, and turned them over to" the otlicers of South Dakota and they were lodged in lthie Deadwood jail, along with Torn )'Day, to await trial. Pending the sit t.ing of the court they broke jail, and O('Day IIand Putney were cap)tured th:reeV diays afterward, but the Roberts boys<i:: succeeded in making good their escape. Putney and O'Day afterwards established. an alibi and were dischlrged from cus lody. "I don't know exactly when or how this man [Harry Longabaugh got into the : game, but hle was first heardc from in:. connection with the Union Pacihie train robbery at Rock Springs two years. ago. In the chase that followed Sherilf lHazen of Natrona county, as I have already said, was shot and killed by the bandits, utxn being surrounded by a paosse, con sisting of the sheriff, Harry Spurlock, a Union Pacific detective, Joe 'La Force, deputy United States Marshal of Wyo r uing, and a number of others, including a man with bloodhounds from Lincoln, Neb. A comlpany of militin was'station ed at the eastern entrance to the Hole y. in-the-Wall, with the expectation that the outliws would enter their retreat by that pass,- but the bandits were posted, and harbored all along the route by their; symipathizers, and, instead of entering·' the Hole-in-the Wall, they swung around Nowood, crossed and recrossed the Big.: Horn river several times and struck out; for Utah. During this chase a Montana posse wais made up, consisting of Under' Sheriff Frank 13eller of Livihgsnton. a Deputy Sheriff' Dick IIibiks of Biidger I and myself. We started out oci oun own s hook and at one time in the Big Horn i; of the outlaws, We were greatly hamp i, ered iby the settlers of that nolritry, who i made it a point to throw us off the track Iat every possible' opportunity. After ia chlase of two wee(ks we gave up the hunt I and returned horne ell)pty halinded. S"''The Curry giang, as originally con p stituted, is now pretty well defunct, the only Ioiiebers thereof now actually en gaged in the bandit; business being the SIolberts bioys and iharry laongatbaugh. ii George Curry'i ' two brothers died with their hoots on, one of wholi, f believe, e was killed at ILandusky, M ont. George 1 Curry himself was shot to death in Utah, r.near Sand Desert, about a year ago, while resisting arrest for his latest es !e dle of stealing a haerd of cattle and working over the brands. hiull was sent g to the Wyoming state penitentiary in 1 7893 and was liberated ai year or so s ago. getting ofl' for good behavior. Dur ing the IDndwood trial Walter Putney's d father camne out from the east and, after .hih son was cleared, the old mian started Shi i up inl the horse business in Big SIHlorni county, Wyo., wlhere he now re fsides. Tom O'Day was blacklisted by i the gang and lired from the councils of i the out'latws becciausie of ia ;ack of nerve. i. He is at present, I blelieve, making his i'headq uarters at .Lost Cabin, some 20 m iiles east of the entrance to the Hole-in t the-Wall." JOHN P. ARNOTT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. 1B lsil ss at Crurly M t c:tsI , Hyatt vill su)l Th.rinopolis will a1tt anti an. BASIN, : : WYOMING. GEORGE VAN CLEVE'S Z Dray and 40 Express Line Is Always READY FOR BUSINESS. Piano Mov*en a Specialty. Leave orders at Rea Lodge Furniture Store H066, CHEESEMAN, McDONALD & CO. ...BANKERS... MEETEETSE, WYOMING. Individual Responsibility, $225,000. GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. Special attention given to Collec tions in Big Horn County. I. E. CHESEU AN. ) W. DEAN MAYS, W. T. HOGG, ,DirettwA Cashier. 'A. J, McDONALD, )