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' VOL. XIV. RED LODGE, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1902. 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. - Montanea. 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 that six months. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. F. MEYER COUNSELOR AT LAW Billings Avenue Red Lodge 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. 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 FRANCIS ST. J. FOX FOX & FOX, ATTORNEYS AT LAW Bed Lodge Improvement Co.'s Block. Red Lodge - . Montana. C.L. MERRILL ATTORNEY AT LAW Bridger Montana. GW. PIERSON ATTORNEY AT LAW Second Floor Carbon County Bank Bed Lodge . Montana. MRS. DAISY RIEGER OSTEOPATH Treats all Chronic and Acute Diseases. OFFICE HOURS, 8 TO 11:30 A. M., 1 TO 5 P. M. Red Lodge, Montana. LUTZ A RYBURN R. T. LuTz, M. D. R. H. Rynuas. PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Office in Picket Block Red Lodge Montana. 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, Bllings, : : : Montana. RUSSELL KIMBALL, M. E. Railroad, Land and Ditch Surveying Carbon County Bank Building, RED LODGE, MONT. Kimball Ranch, Box 76, Cody, Wyo. This Is a Sign..;., of Ability. Quality and Promptness These are three very essential features in the Drug business and are some of the requisite points that make our business a success. We are grateful for the liberal patronage of the past and hope to maintain confidence in future. RED LODGE DRUG CO. CARBON COUNTY BANK (Incorporated under the state banking laws) Red Lodge, Mont. Paid Up Capital, 6 $50,000 W. A. CLARK.................President GEO. L. RAMSEY...... Vice President B. E. VAILL... ................Cashier L. H. YERKES........Assistant Cashier Money to loan at all times at reasonable rates of interest. County warrants bonds and bounty cer tificates purchased at highest market price. General banking business transacted. WHEN IN BILLIN STOP AT 5he 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 Resd Lodge and Carbon County. We strive to please; we will treat you right. OUR RUNNERS MEET ALL TRAINS. YOUR Attention Christmas is Called to the fact Gifts for that our line 1902 of goods Suitable for Gifts to Father, Brother, Sweetheart is Complete. Write us what you desire, and your order will have immediate at tention. LOSEKAMP BILLINGS, MONT. CIY 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. BASIN,. : " WYOMING. GONE TO HIS LAST REST Paddy Fleming, Dead by His Own Hand, Sleeps Amid Voiceless Si lence of Dreamless Dust. IS SINCERELY MOURNED His Funeral Was the Largest in His tory of City-Cause of Death De termined by Coroner's Jury. The last sad rites were performed on Monday forenoon over the bier of one wlho in life had enjoyed the re spect and esteem of all his fellow citi zens and who had so conducted him self in public office and private life that when he came to surrender the burdens and perplexities of existence upon this earth and seek repose in the life hereafter, where pain, nor sorrow, nor tribulation shall enter, he laid down life so vicariously that it was with heavy hearts and oppressive sorrow his relatives and friends gath ered at his bier to say the final fare well of earth to him. The funeral services of Patrick Fleming were held at St. Agnes Cath- t olic church at 10 o'clock Monday 1 morning. The esteem in which de- 1 ceased was held was attested by the large concourse of people at the church. The cortege that wended its i solemn way to the cemetery was fully a mile in length, the Red Lodge Fire Department heading the procession in a body. The floral tributes came from friends in the city and county and were contributed with lavish hand, but if all who wished to lay a' flower on his grave had been enabled to make reprisals on the greenhouses in other cities he would have slept be neath a wilderness of flowers. The sacred edifice was decorated with a profusion of lilies and other cu~t flow ers and potted plants. The services were conducted by Father Stack, who celebrated high mass for the repose of the soul of the deceased, and who preached a funeral oration full of pathos and ten derness for the one who was about to be consigned to his last rest. The church choir rendered in an impress ive and beautiful manner selections appropriate to the occasion. After the services at the church were over the pallbearers, who consisted of Thomas Skelly, William Gebo, Thomrn as Conway, James McLaughlin, Pat rick Doran and John O'Rourke, led the way from the church. Additional services were said at the grave and the mortal remains of Patrick Flem ing were consigned to the earth until the resurrection morning shall dawn. Those who enjoyed the personal ac quaintance of the deceased were at first totally unprepared to accept the statement that he had taken his own life, as they could not reconcile an act of this character with their pre vious conception of the upright chat acter and manly integrity of the man. It was hard to believe that a young man who had showed admirable self possession under the most trying cir cumstances in the performance of his duty as an officer of the law could go so far as to transgress those high er laws to which all are amenable before a supreme power. But the conclusion seems irresistible that he was driven to the act by a series of circumstances connected with his life to which he gave a greater import ance than they really possessed. In stead of confiding his- troubles to some of his most intimate friends and receiving their advice and counsel, he preferred to keep them locked up in his own bosom. Much brooding over the matter no doubt had considerable to do with his sudden determination to end all with death. Being a man of determination and quick to act, when this thought gained the mastery over him he did not delay in putting into execution the foolish idea. It is not within the legitimate prov ince of anyone to pass judgment upon the act. It remains only for his neigh bors' and friends to mourn his un timely departure from life and hold in kindly and loving remembrance his sterling worth as a citizen and the spirit of kindly charity which he always exhibited in his mingling with mankind in general. Patrick Fleming was a native of Pennsylvania, having been born at Fall Creek, Bradford county, Feb. 1, 1874, and consequently was in the . 29th year of his age. He arrived in Red Lodge thirteen years ago in com pany with his parents add brothers and sisters. After arriving at man's estate be worked for several years in the mines of the Rocky Fork Coal company. He was appointed city mar shal two years ago and filled the posri tion so acceptably that he was reap pointed again last spring. Seven years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Kate Gillen and leaves two sons, one of whom. Jimmie, is 6 years of age, while little Francis is about 3 years old. In addition to his imme diate family he leaves to cherish his memory a widowed mother, three brothers, Terrence, Roger and James, and two sisters, Mrs. William Lar kin and Mrs. William O'Connor, all residents of this city. INQUEST IS HE LD. Evidence Taken of Those Who Were First to Arrive at Scene. Upon being notified of the death of Mr. Fleming, Coroner B. B. Kelley at once repaired to the Elmei house, whence the body had been removed, and immediately impanelled a jury to inquire into the circumstances sur rounding the tragedy. The jury thus chosen consisted of J. F. Rich, .1. A. Underwood, A. J. Armstrong, Charles Wilson, T. H. Bailey and L. H. Cald well. The jury began its inquiry the same night, but after listening to the evidence of the physician who was called to attend the deceased ad journed until 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Evidence Given by Dr. Butler. Dr. A. Butler gave his evidence Fri day night. He said that an examina tion of the wound showed that it had been caused by a bullet of small cali ber, which had entered the head half an inch to the left of the panchas of the left eye and about an inch abo.ve that point. A protuberance had been raised on the opposite side of the head, just above the right ear, which was caused either by the bullet hav ing lodged there or by a splintered bone having been driven outward from the skull. Death had undoubted ly been caused by the wound. The hair was singed at the entrance of the bullet, as though the weapon had been held very close to the head when the shot was fired. The body was still warm when the examination was made and rigor mortis had not yet set in. Deegan Makes Statement. W. J. Deegan was the first witness Saturday morning. His testimony was brief and was to the effect that about 9 o'clock on Friday night he had been attracted from his house in the vicinity of the tragedy by hear ing a revolver discharged. He ran out to the alley and found people run ning in the direction of where the body of Paddy Fleming was found. On reaching the spot he found a bul let wound in the temple of the d~ ceased, who was stretched out upon his hack, stone dead. The only per sons he saw upon the scene were George W. Burke, Robert J. Wylie, John Spry and the Pattersons. He had no means of knowing how or by whom the wound had been inflicted. The body was removed to the Elmen house. What Burke Saw. George W. Burke testified that about 9 o'clock on Friday night he heard a shot fired. He stepped to the door in a few seconds and 'saw Sam Taggart running in the direction of where the body was found. The dis tance from the door to the body was about sixty feet. Sam was about that far from him when he opened the door, running from Billings avenue toward the body. He saw no other person at the time and did not see anybody retreating from the body. (Continued on Seventh Page.) -----.l-*--c .......... ROSEBUD COUNTY BOUQUET. The Forsyth Times of Dec. 11 says: The Red Lodge Picket is easily the neatest and best weekly news paper in the state of Montana. MARRIED IN BILLINGS. Prosperous Rosebud Woolgrower Se cures a Handsome Bride. L. C. Pipler of East Rosebud and Mrs. Cora Harriman of Absarokee were united in marriage at Billings last Tuesday evening, the ceremony taking place at the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal church and the nuptials being celebrated by Rev. Dr. W. A. Clark. Mr. Piper, accompanied by his bride, arrived in the city bIy Tuesday's train and departed that afternoon for his ranch home on the East Rosebud. This is one of the finest ranches in the county and the groom intends next spring to erect a splendid new residence thereon. The groom is a gentleman well known and deservedly popular over on the west side, while the bride is a lady of many excellent qualities of head and heart. Their many friends will unite with The Picket in extend ing congratulations. •...v.ON. E, ! i/ ll ll. A Recount of Votes Cast for County Attorney Gives Woodward Three Plurality. COUNTED BY THE COURT Judge Frank Henry Declares Repub lican Candidate Elected and Entitled to the Office. At last the tie has been broken. Reference is not had to the tie that binds-that will still pass muster for some time to conlc--but to the tie that existed in the official vote for county attorney which was developed in Carbon county at the recent elec tion. Quo warranto proceedings were in stitutcd in the district court Saturday last by Fox & Fox, who rep resented Is. B. matter, to ob tain a. recount of the votes. F. C. Woodward did not resist the application and by stitpula tion with Coun ty Attorney F. C. WOODWARD Caswell the re County Attorney. count was or deredl. Had not all the interested par ties signed the stipulation no recount could have been had until a successor to the present county attorney had taken his seat, either through appoint ment or otherwise. Mr. Reno, the democratic candidate, was satisfied beyond peradventure of a doubt that a recount would estab 'lish the fact that he had received a pluralily over his republican rival for the posiition, and when the recount was ordered by Judge Henry lie was fully as happy as he claimed to have been when he had the smallpox out at his ranch at Chance a year ago. But when the recount was finished on Monday night it, was found that instead of Mr. Reno having a plurality over Mr. Woodward it was just the other way, Woodward being the win ner by the scant margin of three votes. Reno gained seven votes in the recount and Woodward ten, making the former's total vote in the county 647 and the latter's 650. The addition al votes cante from certain ballots which the judges of election in cer tain precincts had failed to count, for one reason and another. Judge Hen ry, however, decided that as the in tent of the voter could be ascertained I from the ballot each man was enti tled to every vote that had been cast for him. The changes from the otffc ial count in the respective precincts 1 appear below, the minus sign (-) Ssignifying a loss instead of a gain: Woodward. Reno. East Red Lodge .... 4 ........ 2 R eno ............... I ........ 4 G ebo ...............-- 1 ........ 1 Roberts ............ 2 ........- 2 Rockvale ........... ........ 2 B ridger ............. 1 ........ Yellowstone ......... ........ Total gain ........ 10 ........ 7 In accordance with the result ob tained the court made an order that F. C. Woodward had received the largest number of votes cast at the election on Nov. 4, 1902, and there fore was entitled to hold the office of county attorney after the first Mon day in January, 190'3, and to the em oluments thereof, and that L. O. Cas well, the present incumbent, was not entitled to the position on and after that date. FOUGHT IN WAR OF 1848. Reunion of Grizzled Veterans of the Mexican War. Two old grizzled veterans of the Mexican war, their locks whitened with the snows of over eighty winters, met by accident the other clay in Red L.odge and compared reminiscences of the war of 1847-8. Both also serv ed with distinction in the war for the preservation of the union which swept over this country from '61 to '65. They decided to have a reunion in this city on New Year's day, and with this idea in view invite the at tendance of all Mexican war veterans who may be living in Montana, espec ially those residing at near-by points. The two veterans who thus accident ally met are none other than Emmett Chatfield and L. M. Keryn, the latter being the father-in-law of Alderman A. Morrison. The banquet for the oc casion will be spread at the Elmen house and all those who attend can be assured of perhaps the last oppoir tunity they may ever have of listen ing to a personal recital of the scenes and incidents donnected with the Mexican war, related by participants in that sanguinary conflict. METALLIC CIRCUIT COMPLETED. L. L. Moffett Perfects His Long-Dim - tance Telephone Service. Wednesday L. L. Moffett came from Billings to superintend the com pletion of the connections in the Red lodge central office, by which the long distance service of the Montana & Wyoming Telephone company is considerably enhanced in efficiency. The company now has a double wire between Red Lodge and Billings, in place of the old style of ground circuit, which occasionally gave rise to all sorts of wire trouble. "The metallic circuit is the one now universally in use," said Mr. Moffett to The Picket. "and we are confideit that our patrons will at once appre ciate the better service we can now offer on the long-distance line." Mr. Moffett says that the building of' the telephone line from Red Lodge,. to Absarokee will have to be post poned for the winter, owing to the in clemency of the weather, although muich of the equipment. is on the ground, ready for the advent oftl:.: construction gang. As soon as weath er permits in the spring, the project of giving western Carbon county resi dents long-distance talking facilities' will lie pushed to completion. BEST IN THE STATE. The Billings Times takes ocea sion to remark that "The Red Lodge Picket is the best weekly paper in the state of Montana," and adds: It is a twelve-page, all home print, and contains four pages weekly of county news, supplying the smaller points in Carbon county with the news fresh from the press. S,:...................TROU.BLE.A TROUBLE IN FAIRYLAND. "Quarrel of the Flowers" Receives a. Beautiful Interpretation. "Quarrels among flowerg" are nec essarily rather harmless affairs, sern. ing probably more as diversions in fairyland than as "really and truly". inharmonious discords; but, with this as a theme, a number of the well known young ladies and matrons of Red Lodge succeeded in presenting at the opera house last Friday evening one of the prettiest cantatas ever seen, here. The splendid program, as previous. ly published in The Picket, was car ried out most successfully, and the Ladies' society of the Congregational church realize a neat sum as a result. The excellence of the music and the perfection of management both bore witness to the skill of Mrs. B, F. Sprague, who officiated as conduc tress. Those who were present so greatly enjoyed the affair that there has been a demand for its repetition. Accord ingly another performance will be giv en sometime in January, the exact date to be announced later. NEARING THE END. Rock Creek Water Right Suit Reach ing Final Stage. Out of a total of 375 water rights which are to be determined and fixed by decree of court in the present water right litigation in the district court, some 215 rights had been heard up to noon today and about 300 wit nesses had testified in the case. When court adjourns tomorrow the total number of water rights taken up will app)roximate 250, or about two-thirds of the entire number. As the case will then have already consumed three weeks in the consideration thereof it will take less than ten days to finish it after court convenes again, which will be on Jan,,12. MASONS, ATTENTION! Invitations to the celebration of St. John's day, Dec. 26, have been sent out by Star in the West lodge. Through an error these fail to state that every Mason is to bring either his wife or lady friend. Please un derstand also that every Mason in Carbon county, whether he received a regular invitation or not, is expect ed to attend. INVITATION COMMITTEE. All diseases start in the bowels. Keep them open or you will be sick. CASCARETS act like nature. Keep liver and bowels activD.wlthout a sick ening griping feeling. Six million peo ple take and recommendCASCARETS. Try a lOc box. All druggists. *