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(nudriim Ninth Pagy). You'll never see such ridin' on 'The Sidewalks of New York.'" "The captain's poetry may be a tri fle inelegant because of the haste with which it was put together, but it comes nearer hitting the mark than nnything I have had suggested to my mnind. To begin with she had to be hog-tied before being bridled, saddled or mounted, but when she did get up, whew! Well, it just looked to a man up a tree as if she was kicking the sun square in the face, and just incidental ly striking the earth with her feet, to let the folks know she was still with them. "After half an hour of terrific bluck ing, striking, running and jumping 'Buckskin Bess' was led back to the corral, too weak to buck furtner until .given a chance to regain her breath and strength. 'This horse would not have been worth two cents a yard to a tenderfoot, but its owner said it would occupy a front pew in the broncho hereafter and have a golden shoe on each foot and edit the Broncho Halle lujah Journal." NEW COAL CAMP BOOMING. W. A. Barnum Predicts a Bright Fu ture for Windsor, Wyo. W. A. Barnum of Windsor, Big Horn county, Wyo., which is the name re cently bestowed upon the new coal camp in Elk basin, was in town Mon day attending to business and buying a wagonload of "Christnias 'p'resents with which to make merry at'the -camp., The little community in Elk Basin now numbers twenty-five souls, and Mr. Barnum is so confident of the fu ture of Windsor that his chief object -in coming to town this week was to have the Bridger postoffice take vp ,with the department at. Washington the matter of establishing a postoffice at the new camp. To a Picket report er Mr. Barnum said: "There is absolutely no doubt in my, mind, that when spring opens we will have an active, booming camp. There is now a boarding house, my own house and the engine house and tipple inearly completed. "I wish to place my coal on the Butte market, and as soon as the roads are in conrdition will put on a 65 horse-power traction engine to haul my outpu.t to this point for shipment. Come out to our place and see for yourself what we are doing." PRESENT FOR THE PROFESSOR. Pleasant Incident Marks -Entertain ment Given by the Scholars. Last Friday afternoon was the oc. casion of an entertainment given by the pupils of the down town school. A program, which .was published in The Picket last week, was rendered before an audience made up of the parents and friends of the scholars. The exercises were opened auspic iously by the.presentation to Profes sor Thompson-of a volumd 6f LoWell's poems, the gift of the entire school. In the eventig the youngsters had a dance at Uni~d hall, and To "grown ups" were permitted to even peep in at the window's. It was strictly a ju venile affair,-1 -but -from .the--merry shouts of laughter that arose and sounds: of energetic little fdedt tripping, the light fantastic,? it' ,as"evident that there was something doing that night. Sch'Iobblwill resume on Jan.. 5. DANCING ON SPRING. FLOOR. Union Hall "Managers Provide for Pleasure of Social Gatherings. The managers of Union hall have t this week added a feature which L makes this popular pleasure resort t perfect in all 'its qualifications. Six sets of car springs have been placed about midway under the 22x60 i floor, and now the dancing surface re sponds to the lightest footfall with a, buoyancy that makes fatigue an un known quantity. After January f 'st the Ilub dances, will be held in Union hall at 50c per dance or $1.00 for a series of four. The intervening evenings will be de voted to that fascinating sport, roller skating. An order for skates has been made and the little four-wheel ers will be here within a week. BANK ROBBERS WERE FOILED. Plot to Loot Cody Bank Upset by Pinkerton Detectives. T. A. Renner of Meeteetse, Wyo., a stockholder in the local bank, arrived in town Monday via the Bowler stage. Mr. Renner told a Picket reporter that hold-up people are numerous in Wyoming. When the new bank building, re cently completed in Cody, was ready for occupancy a plan had been laid by men in that vicinity to rob it. For tunately the plans of the robbers be came known to the !'-' k officials and three Pinkerton d::.-.tives watched the bank ight and d,; for some time. The robbers, who e,.re camped in the hills near to'In, became wearyi of waiting, ,ulled their freight- and j have not be.n seen since. NEWV LINE, TO DF NVER The Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone Company Has Plans for Conven ience of its Patrons. BY THE WAY OF BRIDGER Will Obviate a Too-Circuitous Route and Establish Better and Cheaper Service. Manager Hutton of the Rocky Moun tain Bell Telephone company was a Bridger visitor Friday. To a Picket reporter Mr. Hutton had this very in teresting statement to make: "Our company has in contemplation an extension of its lines from this place into Wyoming and ultimately, the line will connect with the Denver extension in that state. At the pres ent time the company's lines extend to Butte, Dillon, Pocatello, Salt Lake and thence through the state of Colo rado to Denver, and in order to hold communication with the latter place, connection has to be made through the many exchanges on that line, which is not only expensive, but in volves more or less annoyance to the party speaking, as interruptions are bound to occur by different ones along the line breaking the circuit. "To obviate this necessity of talk ing over such a long and circuitous route, as well as to establish better service at a less cost to our patrons, the new Wyoming line has been deter mined upon. We have decided to commence active operations as soon as the frost is out of the ground and spring weather will permit. "This new extension will run to Co dy, Thermopolis and Meeteetse and, like all the other lines of this com pany, will be fitted out with complete metallic circuit. The poles used will 1 be selected Oregon cedar." MANY FANTASTIC COST'UMES. E Long-Heralded Masque Ball Proves an Unqualified Success. r The long-heralded masque ball has come and gone and will remain 'in the memory' of all as one of the most amusing social affairs of the season. The floor :was a perfect medley of bright and fantastic costumes of all colors and styles, with all sizes and shapes on all shapes 'and sizes. Easily the best costumes worn were by a couple of Absarokee Indians, and these took the costume prizes, a bot tle of perfume for the lady and a bot tle of beer for the gentleman. The winners were Mrs. Jordan Bean and Clare Rhodes. .. The prizes awarded to the best lady and gentleman waltzers were captur cd by Miss Lois Harklerood and'Cyrus Preuitt, respectively. Miss Harkle rood ,wore a bridal costume. Other :characterS represP.ted were as follows: Japanese lady, Mrs. Hes lop; Janice Meredith, Miss Barlow; Red IRidiang Hood. Mrs: Scott, Gypsy dirl, 'Ltibile Miller; ..White' Wings; Messrs. Hines, Miller and Hough, Turkish gentlemen, Elmer .E.reeman. and Tom Ames; Troubadours, Mes dathes Kirby "nd : ~enry Boilard; School' girls, 1jisfses Gebo and Wad jiams; a coon, Tom Wells. ROY NUTTING'S POPULARITY. Bridger Lumber'bCompany Achieves. Success Largely Because of it. One of the initial industries of o-ur town was the Bridgei Luinber 'com pany. Through booming business times, and in seasons of depression alike, this concern has remained one of Bridger's most reliable commercial institutions. In addition to all grades of rough 1 and finished lumber, there can be found for sale at the yard harness and hardware, hay and grain. Are you going to build a house? Go r to Nutting, for he keeps the lumber to build it, the shingles and building paper to roof it, the paint to paint r it, glass for the windows and all the s necessary interior fixtures to make 1- it a complete dwelling. The success of this business has come in no small measure through the popularity of the. proprietor, Roy W. Nutting. MANY PRESENTS FOR TEACHER. Miss Williams Closes School for Year With Fine Christmas Program. The Christmas tree celebration at the Towne schoolhouse Tuesday night was one of the most enjoyable of the h;liday festivities. George Towne acted as Santa Claus and tickled the youngsters mightily with his antics. The teacher, Miss Lulu Williams, was the recipient of numerous gifts and an enjoyable program by the pu pils and patrons was rendered. Among those taking part were: Del bgrt Briscoe, Lillian Briscoe, Thomas Jones, Ernest Briqcoe, Ella Carney, jLilly and Willie Kebsehull, Stella Bartelle, Eunice Bartelle, Minnie Eich enberg, Concie Carney, Mrs. Judkins, Ernestine Schaeffer and Miss Wil liams. The school is now closed for the year and Miss Williams returns to her home in Butte Saturday. PATEK GOES SCOTT FREE. Timid Wife Finally Refuses to Appear Against the Man. The people residing in the vicinity of Joe Patek's ranch on the East side were deeply wrought up last week over alleged abuses which the muscu lar Bohemian was said to be inflicting on an invalid wife. Complaint was made to the author ities that Mrs. Patek had at divers times sought sanctuary with the neighbors, claiming that her liege lord choked, kicked and pounded her, and threatened the life of herself and her two-weeks'-old infant. All this being contrary to the peace and dignity of the state of Montana Patek was arrested by Deputy Zach ary Saturday and haled before Jus tice Stone. A hearing was set for Monday but, as is usual in such cases, when it came to a show-down Mrs. Patek refused to appear and Joe was set at liberty. SKATE CATCHES IN ICE. Fay Nutting's Holiday Pleasure, Spoiled by Painful Accident. Fay Nutting, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nutting, met with a painful accident Sunday afternoon, while skating on a small pond at the home of R. B. Teasdale, a mile below town. In some manner her skate slipped into a crack in the ice, throwing hei violently and causing a painful frac ture of the leg bone, just above the ankle. Dr. Gates was hastily called and placed the fractured member in a plaster cast. Fay is doing nicely. Her many friends sincerely regret her misfortdre, especially just at the be ginning of the Christmas holidayq. "TO DRIVE DULL CARE AWAY." Exchange Saloon Has Recipe for Ban- I ishment of the Blues. 1 The Exchane saloon, a most popular I resort under the management of Shu pak & Kuchinski, is the place of I places to banish dull care. Here the celebrated Vino Vito and Hi Hi Bitters are to be had, as well as the best of all sorts of refresiing drinks; and, for diversion, one may try his hand at a turn of the new rou lette wheel, or listen to the Edison musical phonograph. Baxter Zachary presides over the bar and what he does not know of the art of compounding beverages would not be worth knowing. - NONE SURPASSES IT.. John Forsman's General Store Sets Pace in South-Eastern Montana. The well-known name of John Fors man has come to. be the synonym in the Clarke Fork valley for the motto "Good goods at' reasonable prices." No outrageous demands are made at tlijs store upon your pocketbook, and yet one may find, the best of quality and the greatest, variety here. It-is argelneral store-in the- largest sense of the word, and the stock com prises hardware, dry goods, clothing and grocery supplies of all kinds. -lmmdnsa storage room permits Mr. Fotsmnn to carry a-.stock which is not excelled in this part o the coutny. IS A POPULAR RESORT. Cabinet Saloon Answers All the Pur poses of Business Men's Club. This well-known saloon has always supplied, in Bridger, the demand for a business man's club. It is essen tially a gentleman's resort, and a 1 clean, quiet orderly place. No rougl. conduct is tolerated and 'one may 1 bring in his friends to drink, visit or consummate a business deal. Only the best of liquors and brews are kept on tap and an experienced hand is always behind the bar. r The location of The Cabinet make:; it easy-of access for ranchers, bus.i t ness men and the traveling public. NOT AN ARDUOUS TRIP. Red Lodge and Bridger Stage Looks After Comfort of Passengers. A trip either way over the Red Lodge and Bridger stage route is no longer an arduous task. A daily stage driven by J. H. Darrow makes quick time between the two towns, leaving Bridger at 6:30 a. m., and on the return trip 'leaving Red Lodge at 1:30 p. m. Special attention is given comfort of passengers and baggage and ex press is carefully looked after. Orders left at the postoffice will re ceive attention. STRIKES A POOR MARKET. A. E. Parker Is Obliged to Sacrifice His Shipment of Cattle. A.. E. Parker has returned from his recent trip to Chicago where he too: fifty head of cattle to be disposed of on the big market. Andy was unfir tunate in arriving there on one of the poorest days in the history of the Chi cago market, and received $500 less for his shipment of stock than he would have received a week earlier. On the lay referred to, Dec. 31. 3S, 000 head of cattle, 50,000 sheep and 60,000 hogs were sold, and prices were consequently low. FAVORITE STORE OF RANCHERS. J. W. Matson Lives Up to the Motto, "One Price to All." The motto which has made the Dry Goods and Grocery store of J. W. Mat son the leading ranchers' supply house in the valley is "One price to all." Here, too, local shoppers find a sup ply of new, stylish, goods and the highest grade of groceries always in stock. The most accessible location in town. Corner of Main and Broad way. TRAVELING MEN LIKE IT. Hotel Barlow Has Achieved and Now Maintains Splendid Reputation. Bridger bears the. reputation of hav ing the best hotel in the county bar ring possibly those in Red Lodge, and the cuisine is excelled by none. Traveling men look forward to a good square meal and clean, comfort able quarters when they reach this hostelry and are not disapp)ointed. A cigar stand in the office is a re cent innovation. NO BETTER PLACE ANYWHERE. W. H. Bostic Working to Secure That 3eet Sugar Factory. WV. H. Bostic is determinfed to se cure a sugar beet factory for Bridger. and is now in communication with D. A. Richardson of Great Falls, who is looking for a suitable place to lo cate such a factory. He need loo!: no further than the Clarke, Fork valley. We have coal to run the engines and we can raise the finest grade of sugar beets in the world to feed the factory. Runaway Team Rounded Up. While Adolph Anderson was trans acting business at the company store last Saturday afternoon, his horses, left to themselves, started at a rapil pace on the shortest route home. Adolph, spying the fast disappearing team, mounted a saddle horse near by and, after a hard chase, rounded them up, before any great. damage had been caused. Hay Scarce on the Shoshone. Pat Kelley of the Shoshone stopped a few nights ago with F. M. Enochs, above town. Mr, Kelley says there is practically no feed in his country and all the hay raised there was sold early in the fall. He has since bought the hay of Mr. Moran and Tom Brew, ington, on Bluewater flat, where he will winter his 500 head of cattle. LESS SNOW IN VALLEY. William Miller Compares It With Conditions Prevailing at Storrs. William Miller came down from Storrs to spend Christmas with his family here. Mr. Miller says there are numerous Bridgerites at the new camp an] that while it is colder in the Clarke Fork valley we have not as much snow as is seen farther west. Much Christmas Shopping Done. Christmas shopping brought numer ous ranchers to town the early part of the week. Among those from the Silver Tip district were noticed W. H. Abshire, Scott Joy, Mark Fleming, Thad Middlesworth and family, Frank Phillips, Swan Carlson and J. K. and O. B. Hart. Will Re-issue All Its Stock. At a rsccia4eeting of The Silver Tip Ditch company it was decided to re-issue all stock on regular certifi cates and to have a seal made in or der that the issue of stock will meet with the requirements of law. Then assessments levied upon the different stockholders may be legally enforced. Successful Missionary Work. Services were held Friday and Sat urday evenings of last week at ti: Silver Tip schoolhouse by the Rev. Mr. Shimmerhorn of Billings. Mr. Shimmerhorn is doing missionary work in the valley and his meeting .Saturday night was well attended. Work Progressing Rapidly. Work on the new slope at the mine is progressing rapidly. The vein was struck at about 150 feet from the sur face. Little can be told as to the chat acter of the coal or width of the vein until it has been followed some four hundred feet under the hill. Miss Trumbo Visits Bridger. Miss Mabel Trumbo came over from Morris last Saturday and spent the week visiting Bridger friends. Miss Trumbo contemplates going to San Francisco to stay the remainder of the winter with relatives there. Probably Stolen by Robbers. F. E. Culberson lost a brown horse out of his field the day of the bank I robbery and has been unable to lo cate it since. He surmises that the The best at one-half price It takes five of the ordinary "quarts" to make a gallon, but a HAYNER QUART is a full quart, an honest quart of 32 ounces, four to the gallon, Now, you pay ybur dealer at least $1.50 a bottle for whiskey that cannot possibly be any better than HAYNER,ýif as good, or $7.50 a gallon. If you buy HAYNER WHISKEY N ou save at least 8;.50 on every gallon. We sell two gallons for about the same as you pay for one .allcn of piob.b.y poorer whiskey. Just think that over and remember that I IAYNEI. WHISKEY goes dlirect from: our distillery to you, carries a UNITED STATES REGISTEIRED D.'TILLRLI.e'S GUAfR ANTEE of PURITY and AGE and saves you the dealers' enormous )rotlts. That's why it's so good and so cheap. That's why we have over a quarter of a million satislied cus tomers. That's why YOU should try it. Your money back if you're not satis.ed. Direct from our distillery to .. Saves Dealers' Profits I Prevents Adulteration I HAYNER WHISKEY PURE SEVEN-YEAR-OLD RYE 4 FULL $4:0 EXPRES8 QUARTS PREMID We will send you FOUR FULL QUART BOTTLES of HAYNER'S SEVEN YEAR-OLD RYE for 1.00. and we will pay the express charges. Try it and if you don't find it all right and as good as you ever used or can buy from anybody else at any price, then send it back at our expense and your $4.00 will be returned to you by next mail. Just think that offer over. How could it be fairer? If you are not prrfootly sattisted, you are not out a cent. Better let us send you a trial order. if you don't want four quarts yourself, get a friend to join you. We shp in ia plain sealed case, no marks to show what's inside. If you can use 201 QuaStu or CaI act some of your friends to Join you, we will send you 21 Quanrts for 6141.00 by 1 rei0ht I'repald, thus saving you $4.00. We have been In business over 30 years and 'have a paid-up capital of $500,000.00 so you run no risk. Write our nearest office and do it NOW. THE HAYNER DISTILLING COMPANY ST. PAUL, MINN. DAYTON, OHIO ST. LOUIS, MO. 48 DISTILLERY, TROY, O. EsTABLISHIID 1860. =m =mm r two circumstances may have some colne(ct ion. C Christmas Day Dinner. Mr. anti Mrs. I'. D. Jennings enter tamned at dinner on Christmas day Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Clark and Miss Ruth Clark, 1)r. and Mrs. L. A. Gates and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hyde. PERSONALS. John Forsman will hbuy your sheep f pelts and hides. * J. S. Hunter and brother were Brid. ger visitors Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Beort Bent of Bowler I were Bridger visitors Tuesday. Mrs. Hiram I-askin left Saturday for a few days' visit in Billings. Jordan Bean of Bowler spent Christ mas with his family in Bridger. Last Monday E. O. Chaflin and fam ily removed to Geho to reside. Why ship pelts and hides away? For'snian will bullly them for cash. * E. I. Frates, from the sawmill on Pryor mountain, was in town Tues day. Attention, flockmasters and others! Take your pelts and hides to Fors nlan's. * A ten-pountd boy was born to tho wife of .1. K. IHart of Silver Tip flat Tuesday. Miss Myrtle Andress of Billings; came up to attend the dance at Brid ger Christmas eve. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Young ol' the East side (lied on Christmas morning. S. H. Mendenhlall made a shipment: Monday of fifty turkeys from his meat market on Broadway to the Billilns market. A. Hirsch, the well-known traveler for Yegen Brothers of Billings, was in town calling upon the trade last Monday. Mrs. It. W. Stone, who has been vis iting for a few days at her sister's home near Fromberg, returned home Saturday morning. Manford Engle and Tom Wells, who have been up in the Northwest Tor ritory, came home Wednesday to spend the holidays. John Grant, who came from North LDakota, with the boys returning from Pearson's camp, went. to Red L,odge on Tuesday's stage. Mrs. R. N. Southworth, who has been ill for some time at C. B. Clark ranch on Bear creek flat, returned to her home at Nye, accompanied by her husband. John Nelson made final proof on his homestead east of town last Mon day before Commissioner Stone. George Johnson and Otto Kabschull were witnesses for Mr. Nelson. W. W. Hutton, manager for the Bell Telephone company, spent a few days last week inspecting that company's lines at this place. He left here Mon r lay going to Billings, Livingston and Butte. Elzie Rogers and Lloyd Talbot .'e turned Sunday from a few days' hunt on lupper Cottonwood and Jack creeks. Although a number of deer were seen, they did not come within range of their guns and the hunters had to re turn empty hInded. It is expected that Principal Thomp son of the Bridger schools will return to Montana from his pleasant excur sion to Salt Lake City in search of a bride, in time to attend the meeting of the Montana Teachers' association in Bozeman Monday. W. H. Abshire of Silver Tip was confined to his bed several days last week with a severe attack of rheu matism. In a few days he will leave fori Wyoming to work out assessmenxts on his copper claims on the south, branch of the Big Horn. Graham & Westcott, who are win":' Lering their sheep at the Clark ranch, have taken about 1600 head into the ",, hills back of Silver Tip, where they, will be held as long as grass can be found for them. A New Remedy. The old friends of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy will be pleased to know that the manufacturers of that p)reparation have gotten out a new remedy called Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets, and that it is meet ing with much success in the .treat ment of constipatlion, biliousness, sick headache, impaired digestion andi like disorders. These Tablets are easier to take and more pleasant in effect than pills, then they not only, move the bowels, but improve the appetite and correct any disorders of the stom ach and liver. Por sale by all drug gists. FIRE! Notice to All Members of Red Lodge Volunteer Fire Department: Regular meetings, ilrst Friday night in each month. Fine for non-attend ance, 25 cents. Each of the three companies will meet for drill and practice every Wednesday night at 7:30. Signal for drill, six belle. FIRE DISTRICTS. District No. 1--All West of Railroad in First Ward. Alarm, One Bell. District No. 2-All East of Railroad in First Ward. Alarm, Two Bells. District No. 3--All West of Railroad in Second Ward. Alarm, Three Bells. District No. 4- All East of Railroad in Second Ward. Alarm, Four Bells. District No. 5-The Hymer Addition. Alarm. Five 3Bells MARTIN GOLDEN'S SAMPLE ROOMS When desirous. of chaining your breath or pIlaying a social kgm s of cards without danrer of g.tting stuck fo'r tlhe drinks, call on the Gohlon boys and they'll treat you right. Thel deal only in the Choicost Brands of WINES, LIQUORS CIGARS. ýr MJXED DRINKS A SPECIALTY If Close to Meyer's bank, Red I odge. THE PLACE LARKIN & FLEMING, Dispensers FINE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS Billiard and Pool Parlors Wholesale Dealers in Minneapolis Brewing Company's Beer Extra Pale, Gilt Edge, Grain Belt, Bottled Goods. i Blitngs Avenue, - RED LODSG i/ J" '. . "