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T HE 1RED LODGE' PICKET.
VOL. XIV. RED LODGE, MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1902. NO.25 .~ rn r 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. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. L B. BOOTH PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, Office and Residence at Butler's Drug Store, Gebo, - - - Montana. W F. MEYER COUNSELOR AT LAW Billings Avenue Bed Lodge - Montana. DR. GEORGE DILWORTH DENTIST Graduate of University of Michigan College of Dental Surgery. Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty. Permanantly Located at Red Lodge, Montana. ,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. G W. PIERSON ATTORNEY AT LAW Second Floor Carbon County Bank Red Lodge Montana. MRS. DAISY RIEGER OSTEOPATH Treats all Chronic and Acute Diseases. OFFICE HOURS, 8 TO 11:30 A. e., 1 TO 5 P. M. Red Lodge, Montana. LUTZ & RYBURN B. T. LUTZ, M. D. R. H. RYBUIN. PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Office in Picket Block Red Lodge - Montana. I B. RENO ATTORNEY AT LAW Chance Montana. JOHN L. PRICE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR. Damage and Water Right Suite a Specialty. Office, Room 9 Improvement Company's Block. Red Lodge, Montana. DR. CARL SCHULIN, OCULIST AND AURIST. First National Bank Building, Billings, : : : Montana. RUSSELL KIMBALL, M. E. Railroad, Land and Ditch Surveying Carbon County Bank Building, RED LODGE, MONT. Kimball Ranch, Box 76, Cody, Wyo. WHEN IN ..BILLINGS..TOP 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 riht. OUR RUNNERS MEET ALL TRAINS. CARBON COUNTY BANK (Incorporated under the state banking laws) Red Lodge, Mlont. Paid Up Capital, 5 50,000 IW. A. CLARK..................President C GEO. L. RAMBEY........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. WARM CLOTHING FOR N THE COLD WEATHER T FROM now on we may look A for cold, winter weather- t and we carry a complete line of t Clothing to keep you warm; in cluding Fur Coats, Blanket Qoth- t ing, German Socks, Caps, Mitts, Footwear; Blankets and Bedding. The patronage of Stockmen so licited. Write us your needs. J. D. LOSEKAMP The Popular Clothier BILLINGS S A MONTANA SWHY NOT BUY THE BEST? I[CITY MEAT MARKETi RICKETTS & ARMISTEAD, Props. a. FRESH AND SALT MEATS. Fish, Game and Oysters in Season Free Daily Delivery. a. We shall be pleased to meet you. BILLINGS AVE. -:- RED LODGE. This Is a Sign...... of Ability, Quality and Promptness These are three very essential ftatures 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. GEORGE VAN CLEVE'S O Dray and Express ULine Is Always READY FOR BUSINESS. Plane Meovin a SpecIalty. Leave orders at Res Ledge Furniture Store FOIRU1TN A LTTS HER l Mrs. E. S. Lennon Will Take Long st Journey to Sweden to Claim ft Wealth. d, di ti GOOD NEWS IN LETTER A Several Improved Farms, Flouring Mill and Sawmill Left by In dustrious Father. st d p There is at least one woman in Red n Lodge who feels that she has no quar rel with fate at present. That is Mrs. L E. S. Lennon, who has just received t; the very comfortable piece of infor- 0 mation that a considerable fortune awaits her in her old home in Sweden. f, She has made up her mind to start d the first of the year on the long jour- x ney back to the scenes of her child hood, believing that she will then re- t alize more from the estate than if t she leaves it for lawyers to settle' en- t tirely. It is a long, hard journey to c take, especially in winter, but Mrs. t Lennon is so pleased at her good for tune that she looks forward to the trip with much less repugnance than t would otherwise be the case. It is twenty-five years now since I Mrs. Lennon left the shores of her native land. Then she was known as Miss Tuoerg. It is impossible for her to tell exactly what the estate will amount to, but its value can hardly be less than $150,000, and may be con siderably more than that. The definite news of this windfall came to Mrs. Lennon in a letter from her brother, Frank Tuberg, a prosper- 1 ous business man of Windom, Minn., 1 where he is the proprietor of three I brickyards. The estate belonged to 1 her father, who died in 1892, but news of affairs in the old country has in- I frequently come to the expatriated members of the family. What called particular attention to the existence of a large, unclaimed estate was the death of a brother of Mrs. Lennon, which occurred in Sweden in October. The estate consists of several farms -Mrs. Lennon does not know just how many-a large flour mill, an ex tensive sawmill, and several smaller institutions, including carpenter and blacksmith shops. When the daugh ter who will shortly profit by the in dustry and frugality of her father de parted from Sweden in the long ago, the elder Mr. Tuberg was possessed of four large, well-improved farms. Since then he has added to his pos sessions in this line, but to what ex tent it is impossible for those most interested in this country to state. But $50,000 is considered a very con servative estimate of the value of the landed part of the estate, which lies within four miles of Gutenberg, Swe den. In addition to the direct Inheritance of property, there will be large rentals coming to the legal heirs, for these several farms have been leased since 1892, without payment having been made to the rightful owners for use age. It is hard to conceive of a more de serving person for fortune thus to smile upon than Mrs. Lennon. For eighteen years she has endured a more or less unremitting struggle to "keep the wolf from the door." At present she is proprietress of one of the most popular boarding houses in Red Lodge. 'This has been her occu pation all these years, and she has managed to keep herself and daugh ter in most respectable circumstances. She kept a large boarding house in St. Paul, later went to Denver, then removed to Carbonado, and for some time has been in Red Lodge, where she expects to make her home after she has claimed the fortune awaiting her. Mrs. Lennon's neice, Mrs. J. C. Blanding of Carbonado, is in the city to spend Christmas, and she has agreed to remain here and care for the boarding house while Mrs. Len non is absent on the long trip. Mrs. Blanding's mother, Mrs. Strom, is still living at the old home in Gutenberg, and Mrs. Lennon will endeavor to I have her return to the United States with her. The Minnesota brother has not yet decided whether he will accompany his sister to Sweden, but he will meet her in St. Paul, and there they will make their plans. Mrs. Lennon has already inquired of L. P. Sichler & Co. for round-trip railroad and steamer rates, and she is fully determined to go. Mrs. Lennon owns her own home in Red Lodge, having purchased it last summer. She uses it for a boarding house, and, though definite plans have not yet been made, she may consid erably branch out in this business when she returns to Red Lodge. Mrs. Lennon has one daughter, El eanor, and the ortune will prove a blessing to the latter, who has a fine soprano voice. Mrs. Lennon, who was full of anticipation and pleasant plan's, declared to The Picket that she was determined to give her daughter a thorough musical education. GOOD NEWS FOR TRUSTEES. Annual Apportionment of County School Fund Is Made. It takes money to run the public schools, and it is therefore always wel come news for trustees in the various districts to learn that the annual ap portionment of school funds has been made. County Superintendent Martha R. Dilworth performed this pleasant du ty last Saturday, and the Carbon coun ty districts, according to the number of scholars they have, now have com fortable balances subject to their or der, with County Treasurer Charles E. I Wright. Only children of school age, or be tween the ages of 6 and 21, figure in the estimation of the amount due coun ty and districts. This year the per capita apportionment is $2.52, the to tal amount distributed is $6.095.88, and the consequent amounts received by the several districts as a result of the fall collection of taxes are as fol lows: Dist. No. of Children. Ain't 1-Red Lodge ......693 .... $1746.36 2-Parker ......... 39 .... 98.28 3--Sage Creek .... 52 .... 131.04 4-Bridger ........116 .... 292.32 5-W ilsey ......... 35 .... 88.20 6- Clark .......... 30 .... 75.60 7- Joliet .......... 69 .... :173.88 8- Ellis ........... 35 .... 88.20 9-Rock Creek .... 35 .... 88.20 1 --Volney ......... 45 .... 113.40 11-Butcher Creek .. 20 .... 50.10 12--Stillwater ...... 11 .... 27.72 13-Excelsior ....... 49 .... 123.48 14-Grove Creek ... 17 .... 42.14 15-Absarokee ...... 7 .... 17.60 16-Rosebud ........ 61 .... 153.^2 17-Town .......... 42 .... 105.84 18- Nye ............ 28 .... 70.5b 19-Provinse ....... 34 .... S5.6S 20-Terrell ......... 40 .... 100.80 21-Draper ......... 18 .... 45.63 22-Valley ......... 82 ... 206.64 t,23-Roberts ......... 55 .... 138.60 24-Willow Creek .. 50 .... 12G.00 25-New Prospect .. 25 .... 63.00 26-Youst .......... 29 .... 73.08 27-Sweet Grass ... 17 .... 42.64 28-Carbonado ...... 80 .... 201.60 29-Vaughn ........ 22 .... 55.45 30- Gebo ........... 89 .... 224.28 31- Hines .......... 73 .... 183.96 32-Rockvale ....... 42 .... 105.84 33-Paradise Valley. 44 .... 110.88 34-Silver Tip ..... 31 .... 78.12 t 35-Golden ......... 16 . ... 40.32 36- Morris ......... 38 .... 95.76 37-Elbow .......... 35 .... 88.20 S38-Bailey .......... 25 .... 63.00 39-White Bird ..... 46 .... 115.92 40-Columbus ...... 23 .... 57.96 41-Brockway ...... 37 .... 93.24 e 42-West Rosebud .. 20 .... 50.40 S43--Bundy .......... 14 .... 35.28 44-Oklahoma ...... 38 .... 95.76 45-Bluewater ...... 12 .... 30.24 Total ...........2419 ... $6095.88 ONLY ONE LEFT ALIVE. Carbon Building and Loan Associa tion Has Entire Field. According to the annual replort of State Examiner William Hudnall, the Carbon Building & Loan association of Red Lodge is the only state organ ization of the kind now in existence. The year 1902 started with three do ing business in Montana, but the Daw son of Glendive and the Mutual of Butte have both liquidated during the year. Only one foreign building and loan association is now qualified to oper ate in the state. That is the Western of Salt Lake, and its reports have sat isfied the examiner. Montana's Exports for 1902. Precious Metals .......... $47,312,675 Sheep, wool etc .......... 11,800.000 Cattle ................... 9,000,001 Fruit ................. .... 1,000,0010 Coal ..................... 1,000,000 Miscellaneous ............ 1,000,000 Total .................. $71,112,675 Get In Line and Driigo I am prepared to drill wells in all parts of the county, and have the only fully-equipped drilling machine in Car bon county. Satisfactory work guar anteed; prices reasonable. For fur ther information, address: W. J. HAY, 25t2 Roberts, Mont. Document cover paper, in various i shades and best quality, either plain t or printed, can be had at The Picket office. Attorneys in need of covers e for legal instruments can save money i* by patronizing this office. * TRIO TIREI) OF IIF Suicidal Mania Causes Three Red Lodge Citizens to Long for C Death's Embrace. SOLGA WANTED TO DIE But Gruel Prevented the Rash Deed. Ferguson Frightened by Grim Shadow of Death. Believers in the science of tele pathy, thought transference, influence of mind over mind, or whatever you choose to call it, would have found much to corroborate their theories in the apparent suicidal mania which prevailed in Red Lodge last week. During the dark hours between twi light and dawn, last Friday night, the utter weariness of life was in the hearts of three well-known lied Lodge men, and it is almost certain that there would have been for The Picket to chronicle this week other stories of attempts to rend the veil which separates mortality from the unknown Beyond, had it not been for. the fact that faithful friends thwarted the de signs of self-efacement which filled the minds and hearts of the three re ferred to. It seems that Robert Solga, the well-known blacksmith, was one who despondently longed to throw off the burden of living, but was preserved from death by his friend, C. E. Gruel. The latter told The Picket he did not want to talk about the affair at all. "Solga has been kind to me," said Gruel, "and I will not give out any of the details oi' the unfortunate al: fair for publication." It was learned, however, that the circumstances were about as follows: Solga and Gruel were in their room at the Central hotel, when the former produced a gun, with no un certain intent, and in fact declared that he was tired of life and meant to end it all with a bullet. He had been drinking and had one of the despond ent fits which have come over him frequently of late. It is claimed that he has heretofore threatened self-de struction. But Solga unwittingly gave his friend Gruel an opportunity to pre vent the rash deed when he laid the gun down on the table. Gruel is a cripple at present, having suffered a broken leg when a horse fell on him about a month ago. He is obliged to use, crutches. But the fact that he could not travel fast did not deter him from carrying out the quickly formed purpose. He also knew that in his crippled condition he was no match for the brawny blacksmith if it came to a tussle for the possession of the gun. But, quick as though, Gruel seized the revolver from the table and has toned from the building and, in spite of his condition, almost ran to the Silver Dollar saloon, where he placed the gun in the safe keeping of the pro prietor, Barney Hart. Solga was angry at Gruel for the latter's interference, and Gruel was afraid to return to the hotel room alone. Accordingly Mr. Hart accom panied Gruel hack to the hotel, and George Miller agreed to 'spend the night with Solga, to, prevent the lat ter from carrying out his fell design against himself. The same night Tom Ferguson, who has been employed cleaning out sal oons and doing other odd jobs about the city for a long time, started for home with the declaration that he would not live to see the dawn of an other day. But he did. It appears that Ferguson, never having met the grim monster, hardly knew what Death looked like. But on his way home the night which was to be his last on earth, the shadow of man's last enemy fell across his pathway before the scheduled time for the curtain to rise on eternity. In other words Ferguson fell and nearly killed himself. The next day he was a sorer but a wiser man. His near approach to death had made hint more fond of life. The third would-be suicide was ons of the prominent citizens of Red Lodge, whose name is withheld out of respect for his family and friends. It is almost certain that he too owes his present lively condition to the kindness of friends. In this case also despondency was induced by over-consumption of bad whiskey, which seems to have been imported in inferior qualities but un I diminshed quantities of late. This t man openly declared that he had de 3 cided to make away with himself. r But he had good friends near at hand in his hour of need. They took a bot tle of morphine from him, watched him carefully and took him out of the city for a time until returning ration ality should convince him of his sad mistake, when he desired to make a precipitate entrance into the presence of his Maker. Scientists claim thatseif-destruction is epidemic, and these experiences n Red Lodge would seem to ,r.ove the truth of the theory. MEN TEACHERS PAID MORE. Statistics of Montana Schools for Per iod of One Year. The total number of children of school age in the state at the close of the school year on the 31st of last August was 64,623. Of these 32,813 are boys and 31,810 are girls. There are 27,816 children under the ago of six years in the state, 14,199 being:: boys and 13,617 being girls. Twelve hundred and ninety-one teachers were employed at the same time for twelve weeks or more during the school year, 236 of those being men and 1,055 women. The average length of term in the state was 6.56' months. There are reported forty-, nine irivate schools, which have 1,839 pupils enrolled. The whole nu.mber of scholars on rolled during the year was 44,8S.1, while the average daily attendance was 3.1,471. The percent of atten d- : ance was 86. There are in the state's teachinig ` corps 359 gradtiates from normal schools. The average salary for the state, for men, is $76.89, while the average salary for women teachers is $52,04.. MORE PRAISE FOR PICKET. 'rLhe Livingston Enterprise of Dec. 20 says: The Red Lodge Picket is one of the brightest and best weekly Snewspapers in the state. WILL SUE THE COUNTY. George Snider Is Dissatisfied With Allowance for Road Work. George Snider of Fishtail says he. will sue the county because the com missioners only allowed him $15 for doing roadi work, for which he claims he was promised $25. Snider was in town Monday and told what he was going to do to the county. He says he contracted with Com missioner J. J. Frank and County Surveyor Hine to do the specified road work. He declares he can prove by five witnesses that he was to have $25. The road in question is the Fishtail road, running along the West Rose bud, then up the canyon to the lakes. Snider says he gave the county a free right of way through his place, but that now he will simply close the road and make the county take pro ceedings to have the road condemned, unless the commissioners pay him the $25 he claims. CHANCE FOR EMPLOYMENT. How to Secure Information About Civil Service Examinations. The United States Civil Service comlmission reports that for the' year ending June 30, 1902, there were 14, 118:3 persons appointed from its regis ters. This was 4,692 more thanl was ever before appointed in a single year. Anyone wishing information about these positions can secure it free by writing for the Civil Service announcement of the Columbian Cor respeondence college, Washington, D. C. The commission will hold exami nations to secure young men and wo men for these places during March and April, at Billings, Butte, Great Falls and Helena. Many people do not know that these appointments are made without polit ical influence and that a large, share of them are filled by those having on. ly a common school education, but such is now the case. A Million Voices Could hardly express the thanks of Homer Hall, of West Point, Ia. Lis ten why: A severe cold had settled on his lungs, causing a most obstinate cough. Several physicians said he had consumption, but could not help him. When all thought he was doomed he began to use Dr. King's New Discov ery for Consumption and writes-"It completely cured me and saved my life. I now weigh 227 pounds." It's positively guaranteed for Coughs, Colds and Lung Troubles. Price 50c and $1.00. Trial bottles free at Arm strong's drug store. All diseases start in the bowels. Keep them open or you -will be sick. CASCARETS act like nature. Keep liver and bowels active without a sick ening griping feeling. Six million peo ple take and recommendCASCARETS. Try a 10c box. All druggists. *