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THE RED LODGE PICKET.
VOL. XIII. RED LODGE, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JUNE 6(, 1902. NO. 48 An Unlimited Co-partnership Consisting of W. F. MEYER and J. W. CHAPMAN. F. H. ALDEN - - Cashier. FRANK LYLE - Asst. Cashier. Banking House of MEYER & CHAPMAN Red Lodge, - Montana. On Dec. 10, 1901 Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits Aggregated $54,643.18. Deposits - . - $217,739.40. Yielding to a demand on the part of valued patrons, we will hereafter pay interest on term deposits when the term is not less than six months. T5he Annex NICELY FURNISHED ROOMS By the Day, Week or Month. OVER POSTOFFICE RED LODGE. -: Rates Reasonable. : HARRY LEIGHTON, - - Manager. ....Lodginrg.... PROFESSIONAL CARDS. `7N F. MEYER COUNSELOR AT LAW Billings Avenue Red Lodge . . Montana. I)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. GEORGE W. BURKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office at Residence, opposite the Elmen House. Billings Ave., Red Lodge. L.O. CASWELL ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC Billinga Avenue . Red Lodge. BLANCHE M. HYDE, STENOGRAPHER AND TYPEWRITER. Law Reporting a Specialty. 1Mss. Pre pared for Publication. BRIDOER, : " MONTANA. EORGE H BAILEY LAWYER Red Lodge Improvement Co.'s Block. Red Lodge . . Montana. SYDNEY FOX FRANCIS ST. J. FOX FOX & FOX, ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office in Spofford Block Red Lodge . Montana. C L. MERRILL ATTORNEY AT LAW Bridger . . . Montana. GW. PIERSON ATTORNEY AT LAW Second Floor Carbon County Bank Red Lodge . Montana. LUTZ RYBURN R. T. LUTZ, M. D. PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Office in O'Shea Block Bed Lodge Montana. L B. RENO ATTORNEY AT LAW Chance . Montana. JOHN L. PRICE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR. Damage and Water Right Suits a Specialty. Office, Room 9 Improvement Company's Block, Red Lodge, Montana. DR. CARL SCHULIN. OCULIST AND AURIST. First National Bank Building, illings, :Montana F;lT nn Wishes to secure some good and d _iou- 111.I1 -ll W -_shes__ -- -- l~udr.~ .. . CARBON COUNTY BANK (Incorporated under the state banking laws) RSd .odge, Monrt. Paid Up Capital, - $50,000 W. A. CLARK ..................President GEO. L. RAMSEY........Vice President B. E. PAILL...................Cashier L. H. YERKES........Assistant Cashier Money to loan at all imes at reasonable raLes of interest. County warrants bonds and bounty cer tificates purchased at highest market price. General banking business transacted. WHEN IN BLLINI S STOP AT the Driscoll J. S. MATHIESON, Prop. Steam Heat, Electric Lights, Baths. Rates, - - $2.00 Per Day. The new management desires the patron age and good will of visitors to the city from Red Lodge and Carbon County. We strive to please; we will treat you right. OUR RUNNERS MEET ALL TRAINS. OSE KAMIP'S.... i the Place Where You Get ONE HUNDRED CENTS WORTH OF ......MERCHANDISE...... FOR EVERY DOLLAR EXPENDED. long and varied acquaintance with the people of Carbon SCounty and vicinity has made She Losekamp S Store Their headquarters in Bil lings. The store has never been better equipped I A First-Class Line of Goods at Lower Prices Than Now. Everyone should know that it is the best place to buy Guaranteed Clothing, Warranted Shoes, Stetson Hats, California Wool Shirts and Blankets, Bed ding and all other requisites HONEST GOODS AT REASONABLE PRICES. JOHN D. LOSEKAMP The Famous Clothier and Outftter BILLINGS, : MONT. ! " Your Mall Orders Taken Care of. CITY MEAT MARKET .RICKETTS & ARMISTEAD, Props FRESH AND SALT MEATS. Fish, Game and Oysters in Season Free Daily Delivery. We shall be pleased to meet you. BILLINGS AVE. :- RED LODGE. JOHN P. ARNOTT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Business at Cody, Meeteetse Hyatt ville and Thermopolis will receive prompt attention. a. BASIN, WYOMING. RANCHERS BRING SUIT Farmers of Rock Creek Valley Want Rocky v Fork Coal Company Perpetually Enjoined. TOO MUCH COAL SLACK Complaint Filed In District Court Yester day in Name of Pippenger and Mahan. The long contemplated suit by injunc tion against the Rocky Fork Coal coin pany was on Wednesday commenced in the district court. The action is brought in the names of B. F. Pippenger and W\ R. Mahan and contemplates an issuance by the court of an injunction perpetually restraining the coal company from emptying coal refuse into the waters of Rock creek. The action is backed up by nearly all the ranchers who have property along the valley of the creek and it is stated that the sum of $2,000 has been sub scribed by them for the prosecution of the suit and that they have already paid a retainer fee of $500 to their attorney, T. J. Walsh of Helena. The complaint, as filed in the district court, sets up the facts to be that B. F. Pippenger and W. R. Mahan took up lands in Carbon county (describing the ranches owned by the two plaintiffs directly north of the city,) the former in 1888 and the latter in 1885, and that they in time proved up upon their properties; that there is a stream flowing through the valley in which their ranches are situated and which makes such valley especially adapted to agricultural pur suits and stock raising and that such valley extends for forty miles; that it is necessary to irrigate these lands from the stream described and that for that purpose ditches have been dug into the ranches in order to direct the waters of the stream; that when the waters were first used they were clear and well adapt ed for domestic purposes, irrigating and the watering of stock, and that they were filled with fish which the plaintiffs and the other residents along the stream were in the habit of taking out; that the defendant company for a period in ex cess of ayear has been dumping into this stream and has permitted to be dumped into it screenings from the coal and mine, together with washings, slack and other refuse, until the waters of the creek are no longer fit for domestic use; that its value for watering stock and irrigating lands has greatly deteriorated and diminished, and that the fish have been Killed and driven away. It is also alleged that the irrigating ditches and their laterals have been clogged and the passage of water through them ob structed. The complaint ends by asking for the perpetual enjoining of the defendant company from further dumping screen ings, washings, etc.. into the stream and for a decree allowing plaintiffs the costs in the case. The suit will not come up at this term of court, but it will appear on the Sep tember calendar. BOLD BUROLARY AT BOWLEN'S. The Mayor's Lumber Yard Office Broken Into and the Till Tapped. A bold burglary took place on the afternoon of Decoration day, when Mayor C. C. Bowlen's lumber yard office was broken into and the till touched for its contents, between 812 and 815 in silver, about half of which was in nickels which the city's chief magistrate had been say up with which to supply the cravings of Tom Pollard's capacious slot machine. It is supposed that the burglary was perpetrated by the same gang of youth ful scoundrels which recently operated at the confectionery stores of Ed Clem ents and R. S. Richardson. The burglars timed their unlawful visit to the lumber yard at an hour when everybody was away from the place and effected an entrance into the office by breaking the locks on the two rear doors. Then, with a hatchet which they picked up on the outside, they broke open the money drawer and pocketed the con tents. They also ransacked Mr. Bowlen's private desk and left the papers strewn all about. The burglary was discovered about 5 o'clock and the officers notified. Two or three suspected parties are under sur veillance, but thus far no arrests have been made. MARITAL TROUBLES BEING SETTLED. Mrs. Samuel Oweas (ets the Stock and a Thousand Dollars i Cashb. The trouble existing between Samuel Owens and his wife of Joliet, which cul minated two or three months ago in his arrest on a charge of assault in the first degree, preferred by Mrs. Owens, is in a fair way of being amicably adjusted out of court. The lady was in the city the first of the week, having relinquished her right to the homestead entry, and, in addition to receiving 81000 worth of cattle and other stock, was paid 81000 in cash, and the final proof contest which was to have come up before Commis sioner Whitney at Carbonado will be dismissed. As a result of her relinquish ment the tiling made on the homestead by James Owens, a cousin of Sani Owens, has been accepted by the Bozeman land oltice and James is now in possession of the ranch, which he has leased to T. II. Smith of Joliet. These matters having been settled, it is not expected that Mrs. Owens will make it a point to appear against her husband when the assaultl case comes up for hearing at the forth coming term of the district court. Pend ing a suit for divorce Mr. Owens will allow his two youngest children to re main with their mother and permit the eldest child, a boy of 13 years, who is now stopping on the Chapman ranch, to choose between his father and mother as to which one ho prefers to live with. NO POOR HOUSE FOR H1ER. Calamity Jane Would Not Satpd to Become aL Public Charge at Livingston. A dispatch from Livingston says: t Calamity Jane, the well-known character of the west and the dime museum hero ine of the east, was brought down on the park branch Monday night at the ex pense of the county, to be taken to the t county poor farm. She has been ill for the past week at her shack in Gardiner and the county commissioners decided t to send her where she could receive med ical assistance and be taken care of. Friday morning, however, Calamity came to the conclusion that the poor farm was not the place for her and she refused to be taken there, so she borrowed enough money to buy a few drinks of whisky and a ticket to Lombard and left for that place by the first train. Calamity Jane was taken east last summer by Mrs. Josephine Winifred Brake of Buffalo, ivho proposed to give her a home, but instead she was set to peddling a blood-curdling tale of west ern life written by her friend and bene factor. Calamity persuaded Buffalo Bill, her old-time friend and companion in many an Indian fight, to furnish her with a ticket and expense money for her return to Montana, and made things lively at several points where she stopped off on her way home. She arrived at Livingston about a month ago and was preparing to follow her usual vocation during the summer of selling a small book, giving a sketch of her life and adventures, to the tour ists who pass through here on their way to Wonderland. The commissioners will place no ob stacle in her way if she wants to leave the county. EXODUS OF SCHOOL MA'AMS. Nearly All of the Red Lodge Teachers Are Go Ing Away for Vacation. The teachers of the public schools will spend their summer vacation as follows: Miss M. M. Brashear will visit friends at Lander, Wyo., for which place she will leave in a few days. Next year Miss Brashear goes to Anaconda to teach English. Miss Van Housen will attend the training school at the Nebraska state normal, at Fremont, Neb. Miss Johnston will spend the summer with relatives at Billings. Miss Ida Brashear will go to her home at Kirksville. Mo., for the summer. Miss Osborne will go to her home in Kansas. Miss Ross and Miss Feely are contem plating taking a course at some summer training school, but have not progressed with their plans so far as to decide what institution of learning they will go to. Principal Kay will remain in Red Lodge for the summer. A SAD DEATH. Bride-Wife of George J. Scharff Surrenders Her Life in Motherhood. After less than a year of domestic happiness, Mrs. Melvie Scharff, the bride-wife of George J. Scharff, a ranch er at the Butcher creek crossing, died at 2 o'clock last Tuesday afternoon from childbirth, following an unconscious state extending for a period of thirty-one hours. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Kime and a sister of Elder Stewart Kime, pastor of the Sev enth Day Adventist church of this city. Hardly 18 years of age, her death under the attendant circumstances is particu larly distressing and hard for her hus band and parents to bear. In addition to these the deceased leaves four broth ers and four sisters to mourn her early demise. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Adventist c'lurch in this city, the obsequties being conducted by Elder W. D. White of Missoula. The interment was in the I city ceme'tery. Billings Times: S. G. Reynolds, the t new agent of the Crow Indians, who a went to Crow Agency a week ago, has t not yet been sworn in, but will be in e about a week. IlS IS FIRIST ShtiFT a Michael Fleming Had Only Been Working ti a Couple of Hours When Fatal b Explosion Came, o BROTHER BRINGS BODY 1 Remains Reached Red Lodge Last Satur- t day and Funeral Was Held Sunday, Largely Attended. Roger J. F.leming arrived 'home last c Saturday from 'ernie, 13. C., with the remains of his Ibrother, Michael Fleming, t who was among the victims of the lrit ish Columbin coal mine explosion. t Mr., Fleming was not long at Fernie, I arriving there on Monday evening of last < week and leaving with the body the next morning. During the brief space of I time he was in the stricken city he learned that his hinrother had just en tered the employ of the mnne, was on his first shift and had been underground but about two and a half hours when I the explosion occurred. Michael and about thirty other miners, together with the mining boss, had evidently tried to get to the surface, as their bodies, the first ones discovered, were found in posi tions which would indicate that they had been made aware of the explosion and were hastening together to the slope when overtaken by the fatal afterdamp, all dying together. Like the others of this group, Mr. Fleming's body was not burned nor the features disfigured. The number of victims was placed by the mining company at 133, but the miners themselves think that there were fully 200 of the dead. Mr. Fleming found that Will Davis, son of Daniel Davis of this city, who was an employe of the mine, was safe. The young man, luckily for him, was laid up at the time of the explosion with a sore foot. Since returning home in iquiry has been made of Mr. Fleming as to the safety of Thomas Miller, a former oemploye of the Rocky Fork mine who went to Fernie about a year and a half ago. Mr. Fleming found nothing about him, neither has his name appeared among the list of the dead. The funeral of the late Michael Flem ing occurred last Sunday afternoon from the Fleming residence in this city. The remains were followed to their last rest ing place in the Catholic cemetery by a large concourse of citizens, there being twenty-seven carriages in the sad proces sion. The services mere exceeding sim ple,,it being impossible to secure the attendance of either Rev. Father Stack, the resident priest, or any other clergy man of the Catholic faith, as they were all in attendance upon the annual re treat at St. Ignatius on the Flathead reservation. The pall bearers were Alderman Bar ney Hart, Hugh O'Donnell, M. M. Don oghue, Thomas Skelly, James McAl lister and Thomas Conway. CORONER'S JURY INVESTIOIATION. The Coal Mine Disaster in British Columbia Is Being Officially Probed. Yesterday Roger Fleming received a copy of last Sunday's I)aily News, pub lished at Nelson, B. C., containing a special from the ill-fated coal camrnp of Fernie and giving the story of the pre liminary investigation instituted by the coroner into the disaster in which Michael .1. Fleming, together witlh some one hundred and lifty other miners, met his death. On the examination of one witness the inquisition was adjourned to next Monday, after which another and different investigation will probably fol low. In this latter investigation, the special dispatch says, the government and the miners each will nominate a commissioner, a third being found in one of the supreme court judges. This commission will attempt to analyze the disaster and make use of the terrible lesson in suggesting desirable amend ments to the coal mine regulations in the matter of more effectually protect ing the lives of workers in the provincial collieries. The coroner's investigation finds the Western Federation of Miners, the Do minion government and the company represented by attorneys. The witness examined was Michael Finnen, a shot firer employed in the Crow's Nest Coal company's mine from May 2 until the date of the explosion. His testimony was largely the story of what he had seen of the work during his short em ployment in the mines. He declared that he had never encountered any gas in the No. 2 mine, neither had he ever seen gas reported on the books. He said, however, that the mine was a particularly dry and dusty one and that he had seen dry dust along the road ways from six to eighteen inches deep; that there was no provision for syste matic waterings, and that the practice was to drill a center hole as well as two side holes in the face, the center hole being intended to lessen the resistence and render the danger of "blow-out shots" infinitely less. lIe said that these: center shots worked satisfactorily ands acknowledged that the direct cause of! the disaster was to him a mystery. He,' testified that the practice of himself arid others was to water back a distance of only twelve feet from the face, although; the rule was to extend the watering back sixty feet. Upon being asked why, if the law and safety demanded watering back sixty feet before firing, he had only watered twelve feet, the witness replied that if he had brought water and water ed this distance he would never have gotten out the amount of coal expected of him, and probably would not have held his job. lie said that sometimes there would be two or three tires in a day and that the flames from the shots frequently ignited the dust lying about the workings. On the day of the explosion, testified the witness, only one machine was work-' ing, and he had never had any "blown out shots" nor had he been troubled with gas. Just prior to the explosion. he had noted nothing wrong with thei air while in the workings, but on going" outside had found the atmosphere grow ing heavy and bid remarked that there would be much gas made in the mine as HUNTERS HOT SPRINGS. Substantial Improvements Contemplated for This Popular Health Resort. Judging from the improvements which are outlined for this season at Hunters 1ot Springs, the building of the. muchi talked of new hotel at that popular re sort is not to be delayed longer' than next year at the outside, says the"Living-: ston Post. F. S. Hornboock expects to go to the Springs in a few days to comrni mence the construction of two reservoirs, which are intended to supply the new hotel when it is built, as there is no, present need for them. The proposed reservoirs will confine cold as well as hot water and will lhave an elevation of at least 100 feet above the proposed hotel; site. The latter is supposed to be near:: the Mendenhall lake, about two miles east of the present hotels. The lake is - to be dredged and oenlarged and its banks will be houlevarded and planted ' with shade trees. Altogether it appearg, as if Hunters Springs will be heard from i in the matter of substantial improve ments next year. . . .. . .. ... ---·- --- 91~· ....... .- SECTION BOSS KILLED. His Life Was Crushed Out by a Burlington Freight Train. Billings Times: When the Burlington freight train, which arrives in Billings about 0 o'clock in the morning, stopped at Crow Agency Sunday night, the crew noticed for the first time that the engine pilot was bespattered with what was un mistakably human brains. Word was immediately telegraphed to Sheridan for the next train to keep a lookout for 1 the body of a man. The next train, which was also a freight, found the body of the dead man just as they pulled into Little Horn, The man was horribly mangled, but the crew was able to iden-" tify him as a section boss named Dresser. Pieces of a velocipede scattered along the track indicated that he was riding, prob ably in the same direction that the train was going and was probably too much under the influence of whiskey to hear the coming locomotive, as a sack con tamining pieces of a jug smelling strongly of liquor was found near the dead man. CHESNUT STRIKE SETTLED. h Western Federation of Miners Decides That e Men Had No Grievance. The trouble at Chesnut between the a miners was settled last week and all a hands returned to work, says the Liv d ingston Enterprise. The trouble orig i- nated over a complaint of the miners a that certain shafts were not safe and t that they would not return to work until a repairs were made. The company denied n the charge and after considerable wran s gling a committee from the Western e Federation of Miners at Butte was se e lected to come to Chesnut and inspect I- the mine. The committee made a thor n ough inspection and sustained the com t- pany in its stand that no danger existed, it and when this had been done the miners withdrew their demands and returned to .e work. DR. OWEN GETTING TO THE FRONT. 's Son of a Carbon County Rancher Weds a t Butte School Marm. i1 The following from the Livingston to Post refers to a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. y E. Ower, ranch residents near Laurel: d The marriage of Dr. George B. Owen, ý- and Miss Kate McCarthy of Calumet, d Mich., took place at Butte, at the home of the bride's sister, last Saturday. The groom is one of Anaconda's best known er physicians, and the bride has been a le teacher in the Butte public schools for a the past two years. Dr. Owen is well known in thid city and has many friends here. He is a graduate of the Livingston d- high school, '95, and received his medical p; education at the university of Minnesota. e- Dr. and Mrs. Owen will spend a few weeks in visiting San Francisco and other Pacific coast points, after which no they will take up their residence at the le Montana hotel in Anaconda. ,, ·-; /: i.