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High Spot in Jerrg Flanigan's
Career Was Trip to Sheepshead Bag With Dalg, Copper King returns. . .. There Is no question but tnat ine majority of the always joyous moments of Jerry Flanigans me were sixmv, listening to the click oi ine car wiieejs over the rail Joints, lurcn^ aowuiu alsle of a crowded passenger c lantern on his arm, punchy the Bits of pasteboard which gave 1 ll î®!îL Flan privilege h .J7 it was igan—for to aU who knew hi a P r v l^ e - «r.» hiah snot in Jer ^t^H n ont h |S>ove P a'l others ry s life that stood 0 ut ado the^races at Sheepshead » summtroflMoLsthe nf Mmmb Dalv fim of Mon tana's cotyocr mining magnates. From h ^erry P Jated all subsequent events, andhptold stories of his experiences Lor*years afterwards—and a new story for pverv day " intimate Friends . \ ani can were intimate ly and Flanigan were in friends, for f n ° ^PP^S 1 recocnized in ever, except th^ each recwuUed m the other that wmetomgupo wmen friendship Is built Jerey always idventures lis a raihoad man; that he had never been in charge of a train that was badly wrecked, or that had been held un and he ran them in days Stoen holdups were not infrequent. But hls trip east with Mr. Daly was an ad venture in his eyes which eclipsed all the experiences of years of railroading. It was, to hear him tell it. filled with thrills, amazing events, amusing epi sodes, wpii Jerry and Mr. Daly firsit became well acquainted at the funeral of Col. Charles A. Broadwater, pioneer mer chant and banker of Montana and, the right hand man in this state of James J. Hill during the years that the Empire builder was laying the rails of the Great Northern into the north west backed only by his own resom-ces and those of hls financial associates. In the years afterwards, when traveling over the Great Northern, it made no difference to Daly how prominent the men with him, when his car was at tached to Jerry Flanigans train, he always managed to get away from inem for a quiet chat with the conductor. In the summer of 181« uer^ was m. He was forced to lav on nis run ior several months and_ lost weight. He was looking preuy ipe when one day m tne lODoy o in tana hotel at Anaconda ne encountered Da ,y- , ... You re looking bad, ^id Daly ,, worse than 1 look ' plied Jerry. _ "What you need/ continued the mining man. "is a change of climate. "Your Judgment Is good," was toe rejoinder. ... "What you need, asserted Da.ly, is the climate of Sheepshead bay. Jerry perked up . "When," he asked Is the Suburban -'■PÄÄlro'S'U.. Pack »ur Ä" w , . That's how Jerry happened to go east with Marcus Daly m the latter s Ë rivate car. They traveled over the brthern Pacific railroad, and while Jerry would perhaps have felt more at home on his own line, he made no complaint about a little thing like that, As a matter of fact, although Jerry •would not have admitted it, toe Great Northern had a lot more bumps at that time than the N. P., which had been pretty well smoothed off by sev eral years more of operation than the Le It Is a safe bet to say that the late Jerry Flanigan of Butte was the most popular and widely known railroad conductor who ever punched tickets on a Montana pas senger train. He ran lor many years on the Great Northern rail road between Havre and Anaconda, when the Great Northern passen S r trains went through Butte to at city. Prior to that he ran east of Havre. His dry Irish wit never faUed him and won him arelf™ from citizens in aU walks of ufe. It seemed that he knew not only the traveling public, but all of the people in all of the towns through which his train passed. His friends were limited only by the census the Dal Hill In St. Paul they stopped a day. Jerry met toe big feUows, wore a white vest and smoked Havana cigare to his heart's content. Then to Chicago on the Burlington and on to New York over the Pennsylvania road. In Chicago, Jerry went out on toe rear platform of Daly's car whUe the yard switchmen were coupUng it onto the Pennsylvania train. As the switch uncoupled the engine from the car. Jerry leaned over and shook hands with him and gave him a $5 gold piece. "That," said Jerry in relating the story afterwards, "was to show him what kind of a fellow I was. He tipped his hat to me. and said: 'Thank you Mr. Daly,' and thats all the credit I got for that.'' Under the constant care and atten tion of Mr. Daly's chef, Jerry could feel his health returning with every mile they traveled towards Sheepshead bay In New York headquarters were to be at the Hoffman house. But the first thing that Jerry wanted to see was a baseball game, so ne left Mr. Daly at the depot, placed his baggage to the care of a Cabman to be delivered to the hotel and climbed into another cab himself to get to the elevated, and so on to the Polo grounds where toe New York and Brooklyn teams were S laying that day. The game broke up i a row and was declared forfeited to Brooklyn. Jerry said there was no shooting. But when he started to leave, most of the other cash customers were try ing to get their money back at the ticket office, and told him to get to man line. Time Valuable "Listen," said Jerry. "My time in New York is worth $10 a minute and I can't waste it here trying to get back 50 cents." But be couldn't get out. There was a big crowd blocking the way, hooting and yelling and demanding their money ba ck Jerry saw a policeman and ad d ressed Him "See here/* be said. "I come 3,000 mRes to see a ball game—" "I can't help you, said the police- man. "I am here to keep the peace. You'll have to see the officers of toe grounds to get your money back." -I don't want to get my money back," moiled Jerry, "I want to get out of hereMy time Is worth $10 a minute and IUi traveling fast and away be h ^TiitTcUfferent." said the cop They «book and Jerry slipped him a dollar. •Til get you Be did. but at he gave Jerry back was one of ■ of was out." said the officer. in the fence dollar, which, » big surprises the Jerry return to ■—that bis nrrf rtHnt f n o t tn teen lettinu I thP îao ^aonroaSi b^Tto S onthl w ndward^de of'It to k P 1 ! BeforeJerrv went east he had bought a new hat in Anaconda. He told the boys in the Copper City store that he 1 wanted something right up to the min I ute—and they sold him a white felt I with the assurance that it was the only thing they had that wouldn't make ! him look like a jay in New York City, When he reached New York he said he didn't see any hats Uke his. but he 'kept telling himself that he was, I ahead of the New Yorkers, and that I they would catch up with him pretty At Sheepshead bay he went to the roof of the grandstand. Prom there, he he cou id see 40,000 hats—and not one jjke Ws -where did you get that hat." asked Qne of hls fiends a former Montana man "Never mind," replied Jerry. I m a llule ahead 0 f you fellows, but Im not prou £: X2. ul ,, a i w ea |' 1 . n 8 them in a month. They 11 be the fashion theii. "Hats like that were the fashion 1 tw !2J? ear .? a ?2' T ^i d ,H ie „„h L ^f 11 * said Jerry, I went out and bought a straw hat when I got back to r , t ° wn _ i „.. .. , I ÄÄ™ re? «dit sm garbed m white^ trousers red s: llk wb °£ shrtwitha high collar to match A T^tine fellowsidlcd ud to him Vt Wm^for a dime 1 P There was a lone row of Hoffman gulsts standing In front of the place, That evening-after-dinner line, it seemed was a sort of an institution, 1 'Til give you a quarter, partner.'' "e^Vthe panhandler, "If you'll why you picked me out of all [his crowd * * The fellow said that he did so be cause he thought Jerry looked like a good natured sort of a sport who might have been broke himself some time, "The wise guys in the row all laughed," said Jerry. "I gave him the quarter and went off and got myself a gin rickey." •when he returned to Bqttç and Ana con d a he was weeks remembering all of the things that he ate while in New Y ork City. Lobster, bluefish, pompano, oys t e rs—all of the dishes of the elite prepare d in the most elaborate style at his favorite New York restaurant. And his grips and trunks were all plas tere d with foreign labels Just as though he had spent the summer traveling in Europe j^ om that time on Jerry never gave a second look at any traveler on £ ls train because of the labels on hls trunk. The more foreign they looked, sa jd Jerry, the more positive he was as t0 their or i gin . j errv eavp >,)<» verdict on New York ... in th following words York ^ a moral city, is a dead, hard failure '.. *' j Flanigan was bom In Dunkirk, Ngw £ ork and rai i road ing on the Erie in 1873. H was a conductor on the Northern Pacific in Dakota in 1880, but went over to the Great Northern in 18g5 _ remainlng wjth u until hls death. ® r> x i.* T More Protection Is -J IVfnfnricfc 1 rOVKieCI IViOLOriSLb YellOWStOIie iSiTK -* Motorists in Yellowstone national pa j k during the 1937 season will re SACtTfetS over thT^aTrSaSs Sdtog to thl superintertoent Edmund B H" P® ' f"* . . . . . , Although the highways have been patrolled to previous seasons, three new fully-equipped light cars have been ad ded to the one purchased last year to complete the contingent. Because there are less than 350 miles of high way within toe park area, each patrol ling ranger is given less than 90 miles 0 f territory, and toe roads will be more thoroughly covered than almost any Ä' , Är. ü SiS« St * t "' SUPem - r.rSîlruï"rf motorists In toe park. Each car carries gf mSattoS ^ 0ne TS ( tv.« ran vers 1nthe to cars d wfll "ntoree^'pm?k sMedTlrnits' whicto have blen rev-ised KÄfSf«SÄ « dinary motorcars and 30 miles per hour rostÄ a a re d as C the "limb 8 hfs 6 mills r^rhour On top 1 NorriT r.anvon ctooff SaSf S-'SÂÆ'SUÂ .bïïrsÆ'assfftsstfsK S, Bauman. Joseph H. Fraser, and Paul Umbach. soon. Individual Hat ■ EARLY-DAY COURT HOUSE IS RAZED MATERIAL FROM STRUCTURE TO BE SALVAGED FOR FARM HOME A building courthouse in back to 1886 is being razed and ma terials salvaged for the construc tion of a farm house near that city. At one time the structure was the largest building in toe Bitter Root val ley. It was constructed by William Stuart and was used many years for public functions. Later toe building was moved to the back of a lot to make room for a modem bank building. It was sold re cently to W. H. Wilson, a recent ar rival in the valley. Old time residents recalled that Judge Prank H. Woody was toe first to hold court sessions within its walls. Later It was used for the establishment of a bank. E. O. Lewis, a former mayor of Stev ensvllle, together with hls associates, organized the banking firm, old time residents said. While tearing down the building Mr. Wilson recovered a sewing machine advertisement published by J. D. Miser, former merchant of Deer Lodge. that housed the first the Stevensvilie area Ooveroment scientists who guard wild duck« and geese will penetrate three regions north of the Arctic circle this summer to a survey of wildfowl nesting grounds. Pohny Days IHhen Montana Horses Fastest on Hny Track Recalled by Races at Helena I Revival of horse racing in Helena re i cently after a lapse of several years recalls to many of the old-timers" the palmy days nearly 50 year# ago when the stables of Marcus Daly, Butte copper king, and S. E. Larabie, Deer ; Lodge banker and capitalist, were I among the foremost in the country. i Not only did these two Montana men I own some, of the most famous horses on the turf at that time but they were ! among the top in earnings on the big j ges t track in the east. Daly's stable was pro bably the most famous by reason of his «-eat Tammany, the leading runner ! of bis time and rated one of the great est of all time. Both Daly and Larabie were at their | height in the sport of racing in the i igao's and the sporting blood of Mon ; tanans was fired by the phenomenal performances of horses bred and raised : m the Treasure state, in competition with the best ^ the world. larabie First . . , . ., The start of Larabie s staWe ante dated that ot Daly. The mighty Ben HoUaday was the best horse he ever owned. Tammany, Daly s greatest thor oughbred, became a byword for fast time and big purses. Dalys money win nings f r0 m his horses were much greater than those of the Larabie string, but when the Larabie stab e was to its P nme no greater aggregation of thor oughbreds was known to American tracks - . . , . ... Running horses were a fad with both of these Pioneer Montanans. They bred and raised them and trained them and raced the ".they enjgred it Because both of them were to^mess, men as well, they tried, of course, to make the animals pay their own way. Larabie bred his horses at üie Wil low Brook farm near Deer Lodge, and I was engaged in it as early as toe i eighties Larabie wuia banker. He oame to Montana in 1864 from New York, where he was born in 1845. His en trance into the state was by way of ; the North Platte river traU and the Bridger cut-off to Virgina City Six years later he was in Deer Ixxlge I as a member of the banking firm of Donnell, Clark and Larabie. His part-, ner, R. W. Donnell, had beeh a whole sale grocer in Helena and Virginia City from 1863 to 1869. From theni on he j was the senior member of the banking firm of Donnell, Lawson and Simpson Q f New York City. The Clark who was a member of the firm was the late } united States Senator W. A. Clark, ( who became one of its leading copper magnat" before his death. magnateS ÏOItuMS But in the late sixties all three were hustling, young and successful men taking prominent part in toe develop ment of a new country. Besides the bank in Deer Lodge, the firm of Donnell, Clark and Larabie had a bank in Butte, which was managed by Clark, and which later became W. A. Clark and Bros. Larabie managed the Deer Lodge bank and Donnell's con nections with the New York banWng fi rm gave the Montana concern a dis tinct advantage in the matter of As posing of gold dust and bullion, fhe buying of which was toe principal JAis mess of banks in Montana atthat tW Illustrating the amount of bus mess i transacted by the firm of Dor.nell, clark and Larabie, it may be said that during the year 1871, it bought $1,255, 000 in dust and bullion. In 1872 the firm's dust and bullion business amounted to $1,100,000; to 1873 to $970. ooo; in X 874 to $850,000; to 1875 to $725, q«,. m 1876 to $650,000; to 1877 to $300. S : ÄÄSS. ■ tapered off as the gatoertog of free dust and nuggets became more dffi cult year by year, as the rich workings played out. The banks, however, turn in to other lines, prospered regardless, Ne D ar iy all of the dust and bullion taken at ^ Deer Lodge bank came from the P i oneer and Bear districts which bad become pretty well worked out by the early eighties. But to toe ten years 1871 £ isai Donnell, Clark and L^bie's De er Lodge bank handled 7 «7 075 000 In gold dust and * ' ' "V~— " S C were «eh mm by mistime Arable remained lit jgtSr his^wopartners had in teansferre" ^ 2ctMU°es P Sely, to other fields. He established the^ Willow Brook farm and began to breed thoroughbred horses for pastime. Among the famous horses which he owned besides Ben HoUaday. were Bon nie Australian, Vice Regent, Beth H. Paul Pry, Julia Kinney, • Ä'SiÄ Black, Kto-' ley htock and MacLeod of Dare. p J b " 1 Ä t S. e .Ä l r^ , iSÄ from so few mares. Larabie often said that it was his desire and intention to have a stud second to none to America. He took for hls breeding gospel the theory that he wanted animals whose pedigree showed them to come from forebears who had proved themselves capable of a high fate of speed, and possessed of toe stamina and courage which enabled them to carry that rate of speed over long distances. He also sought to breed animals of fair size and symmetrical proportions—fine looking horses. Ot aU those he bred, none achieved greater distinction than Ben HoUaday, the game son of MolUe L and Hannibal. In 1885 Ben HoUaday was entered to 12 races, won four, was second In three, third three times and placed twice. His winnings that year were $1,765. Tremendous Feat In 1896, Ben HoUaday ran 18 races. He won three of them, was second to eight, ran third in six and placed In three, winning altogether $2.235. In 1898 Ben HoUaday was in nine faces of which he won five. He was second in one and placed to three, winning $12,835, a total of $25.835 for the four ^At 8 Morris park, to toe fall of 1898, Ben HoUaday set the turf world afire with hls winnings. He took the Monds park special at two miles with 130 pounds up, and toe Municipal handl at one and three-quarter miles, ds, the later race to cap carrying 130 poun toe time of 3:011. k handicap Ben carry the crush In the Mott is pari Holladav was asked to ing weight of 138 pounds at a distance of two and one-quarter miles The race wasninto mud and HoUaday romped to ahead to the time of 4 :07 The only feat at that time compar able to Holladay's t^formance was the winning of the Melbourne cup by Car btoe the great Austx*U*ni bine went over the toe Melbourne cop carrying 146 pound* i and won the race in 3:281 in a field of 39 horses Fred Taral. the Jockey who rode Ben ; HoUaday in the Morris park handicap. said that the horse ran away with him and that he could not even pull him up after the finish. Ben HoUaday s dam MoUle L. was by Longfellow-Moilie McCamp, by Hun i ter's Lexington. HoUaday was foaled In j 1893 and made his appearance on a j race track at Lexington, Ky., in 1895. ; After he started racing his horses on the big tracks, Larabie trained the ani ; mais at LouisviUe, Ky. His trainer was j Peter Winner. Others Brilliant Another brilliant performer bred by Larabie was Poet Scout, later owned by Tom McTague of Deer Lodge, for many years a partner with Prank Conley in operating the Montana state penlten tiary under contract. Poet Scout did not start as a 3-year-old, but when three he made an excellent showing, At Monmouth park he won the Shrews bury handicap at one and one-half miles w jth ns pounds up, in 2:331, wh ich was one of the best performances on recon j a t that time for a stallion at that distance and weight. Poet Scout W as foaled in 1888 by Longfellow, dam Gypsyi by Wardance* His first appear ance was as a 3. ye ar-old In the Latonia f ierby gf which he ran third to King man and Dickerson. Poet Scout won the one and one quarter-mUe Sheridan stakes in 2:11%; the Malden stakes, mile and a furlong: the Hickory'stakes, a mile and a half. As a 4.y ea r-old he won the Shrews bury ha y nd i C ap at one and one-half mlles delegating Raceland and other cood ones The next year he won the Q ueen Clty handicap at one and one ^th mills Halma made his debut as a 2-year 0ld ™ a fiv " furlong da sh. finishing th ^ rd t0 Companla ahd Sir Dixon Jr. Halma showed his best form as a 3 vear . 0 id when in six starts he came in first fi ve times and second once, win ning a total of $13635 His st ake vic . tories were in the Phoenix Hotel stakes, one ^d one-eighth miles; the Ken tacky derby, one and one-qiiarter miles, an d the Latonia derby. He was never s0 g00 d again after toe Latonia, which was a hard race. He was defeated in the Mimyar stakes and shortly after war ds was retired. Decapod, another Larabie horse, half brother to Montana Regent, Vice Re eent j u!ia l and Bonnie Australian, h eca me famous in cross-country events was sire( 4 b v Imn Sir Modred out of (Pristine bv Imn' Austrahan of Chrls " ne - b y Im P- Australian. Tammany Electrifies while toe Larabie stable was making records, the Daly stable was doing likewise. It was in 1892 that Daly's horse Tammany, first electrified the world by going east as a "dark horse" and winning his first race at 60 to 1. He won all of his stake races as a 3 year-old and defeated Lamplighter as a 4-year-old. Prior to that time Pa cific coast and eastern horsemen had openly sneered at the idea that race horses could be bred In Montana. They said the climate was too rigorous. Bu t Daly had established his Bitter Root stoc k farm in the Bitter Root valley and built a summer home at Kami! ton. He was first attracted to the country when he and George Hearst, father of William Randolph Hearst! and an early-day partner of Daly's in the development of the Butte cooper mines, went into Bitter Root to a timber supply. They found fertile bottom lands where wild grass higher th an a man's head. Hearst äSÄ."" 1 "" - «ached the point where he wanted a stock farm and a summer home than that he should tmn to the Bitter Root va iiey? He had become thoroughly fa miliar with it by reason of many trips connection with a timber supply for the Butte mines, and he had learned it was fertile, that the winters were m iid and moisture abundant. Famous Prodigal ,, 4 rroaiga* Montana was another famous run nitoï horse which Daly developed. Mon tana won the famous Suburban handl SJPJS '»S SÄehbrJd? wjre Sldem^lttob C Qnsulky Circuits ho^s' which Jfe Äly wire chlna Silk cuprum, Ponce deLeon, journeyman, Dr. Spellman, India Silk, John Nolan. Limerick, Handspring, Laurels, Impractical and Improvidence. They were trotters whose records ran as low as 2:08 for the mUe. Others were "" EJk>re - 2:0<i " ,1 BcdSUk ' 2.10. _____ n , horse«; tolS^won him a'total of $! 5 ,372 in eastern races. They were Hamburg, Og »EK-- Larva - K ' K,oot croker r d the suburb " MB» S&M&i , i I I " "i PUMP, to drill, to spin, to | __ transport ... no matter what the | job, it Is the responsibility of Socony- I Vacuum lubrication engineers to I help management keep the wheels I turning profitably . And to opérât- I ing profit, correct lubrication al- I ways adds ... a Lubrication Profit. I T2 ; ! jtCl I There are* 9 money-saving I Gargoyle In I dustrial Lu I bricants for need. SUM Of t «S£ four SMUIROS :V, I every Put them to work for you! I"*«*—«n» o*m s u/8ftciinotf profit rjgsa Lubricants I lr Smuggling Whiskg Into Canada from Montana Was Lucrative Enterprise Half Centurg Ago -«■'V tHISKÏ aMn Sat from \ T T Montana into Canada floor \ A/ ished from 1873 to 1890. VV Great Falls and Fort Ben ton were two of the favor ite starting places for the smugglers, and the liquor which they purchased for $3 ha this country brought them from 85 up, in Canada, where the prin cipal markets were Fort McLeod. Leth bridge and Calgary. When the Ca nadian authorities caught and convict ed a smuggler, he m fined $300 if it was hi* first offense. For the second offense, the fine ws $500 and the third offense drew a penitentiary sentence, Selling to Indians was also punish able by a penitentiary sentence. There were a lot of smugglers who made Just a few tripe and got away with it, but those who stuck to the business for the most part, were nabbed by the Mounted in the end. There was one among the old-time smugglers, however, who after having been bested by the Mounted and es caped by the skin of hls teeth, went back for one final fling, pulled it off successfully and came away thumbing hls nose at the Canadian minions of the law. He was E. Ormon, one of the most noted of the old-time whisky runners. He had been in the game a long time and had never been caught. until he came to look upon hls trips as a matter of course, giving but little thought to the police. In the fall of 1886 he crossed the line one night with 100 gallons of whisky in 10 gallon kegs. one 10-gallon keg on each of 10 pack horses. He trav eled all night over the prairie and had reached the BeUy river when one of hls animals fell and broke its leg and another one went lame. He killed the one with the broken leg. Ormon made a double trip from the site of the ac cident to the river, and by dayUght had his load of whisky concealed in the brush 512 and One Gallon Liquor for Team He then started out to find some place where he could obtain two fresh horses. Several mües down toe river he found a camp of Blood Indians and there he tried to make a deal. Ormon had only $12 In cash with him and the 5?^?? t0 wanted $30 for two horses. Ormon had contracted aU of hfs whisky a ,^ lc *° n ^P® r j 1 }. |- nd he hated toleaye^yofitl^hind. He was loath to let the Indians have an y oi his liquor but it seemed there wa f no other way out of it, so he fi naUy offered the $12 and a gallon of whisk y for the two horses ' 7116 Indian accepted. Wi _ 4 The Indian agreed to meet him that n i g ht and deliver the horses. The Blood knew that anyone who gave informa tion leading to the capture of a whisky smuggler would be rewarded by a share of the fine imposed, and after Ormon left his camp, toe buck mount ed hls fleetest horse and rode to the nearest police headquarters. He met the Indian at toe appointed time and place, received the horses and paid over the $12 and toe gallon of whisky. The Indian took a long swig from the Jug and patted his stomach, as Ormon led the ponies away, looking back over his shoulder to see if the Indian was following him The buck, however, paid no attention him. Ormon reached his camp and had nearly finished packing his load, when he wa s s arr0 ™detl by a dozen policemen. Ormon was disarmed and handcuffed. JThe P^bcemen^ were _ac companied by a wagon, which was driven up and toe liquor loaded toto i d 'ÂÂÏÂfA. S nc l e for giving liquor to Indian/. But he b^ved that hls horse was f as t er than any of those of hls captors, to handicap at 40 to 1, Daly had a $1,000 ticket on him at those odds. He was in Butte at the time and on the day of the race went underground in one of the mines. While he was un derground the mine buUding to which he had changed hls clothes and left his ticket, was burned, ticket and all. Ogden Another Montana was a vicious animal, had a mean, ugly temper. He was trained by Jim Lucas, who had trained August Belmont's horses. Tammany was Just the opposite, gentle and a pet. Lucas was also with the Daly stable when Ogden was trained. Ogden was the grandslre of Zev, who won the Kentucky derby in 1923 and who, rid den by Earl Sande, defeated Papyrus, famous English horse in the $100,000 International. Daly made money out of hls horses, aside from their winnings. He paid $41,000 for Hamburg, won $60,000 with him and sold him for $60,000. He paid $15,000 for Lady Reed to foal with Hanover. He sold Hanover for $10,500 and two fillies as colts for $54.000. His string of horses, after hls death, were sold for $750,000. and he determined to make a break for freedom if the o Break for Mile after mile he rode with the cavalcade, his head down, apparently thoroughly disheartened. But all the time he was watching his chance. There came a time when there was no one riding at his left. At an opportune mo ment, he dug his spurs into his horse, and the animal bolted. The police swung into pursuit, but he outdistanced aU of them but one. Darkness was ap preaching, and the policeman, fearing that he would escape, flnaUy opened fire on him. His fourth shot hit Ormon i in the thigh And he tumbled from his j horse. The other policemen came up and j Ormon was taken on to Port McLeod. • The wound proved not serious. Ormon, however, was weak from loss of blood, and was placed in the hospital, where he remained for three weeks. In a few days he was able to sit up, and he fre quently saw, when looking from the window, hls horse being led to water from the stable Just across the street. One evening when the police were at supper, Ormon's horse, saddled and bridled, was brought to the hospital door and Ormon came down from hls room upstairs and mounted and rode. The escape was a mystery which was never explained. Made Good Hls Escape Members of the police force, alarmed ; by the sound of a running horse, ar rived in the open Just in time to see the half-clad rider disappearing in the dusk. It was some time before it was ascertained just what had happened and in the meantime Ormon had gained several miles start, At daylight the next morning Ormon rode up to a trapper's cabin seven miles south of the Montana line and tumbled from hls horse In a dead faint. For several years thereafter he laid off smuggling and gave Canada a wide berth, pport unity î ■ HH offered. He finally decided, however, to make one more trip toto Canada with whisky. Police were now stationed aU along toe Une and the crossing was not the simple night ride it had been in for mer years. Furthermore, Ormon was known to toe trict, and he that territory and headed for Leth bridge. On this trip he took a four horse team and wagon, with 20 kegs— 200 gallons—some of whisky and some of brandy. He hired a man to drive the team and he himself rode ahead as scout and guide. The outfit crossed the Une at 11 o'clock in the morning six miles east of the old Sun river and Fort McLeod road and wound their way through the hills down to St. Mary's river, passing within a few miles of a poUce station which was located on that stream. At 5 o'clock in toe evening they drove the wagon toto a coulee, unloaded and cached the liquor in the high grass and drove on a short distance to the ranch house of one of Ormon's friends, for feed and a short rest. The ranchman invited them to un hitch, and they had just done so when several mounted policemen rode in. None of them, however, knew Ormon and after stopping for a short time and drinking some milk, they went on again. Ormon and hls driver remained there until the moon came up, about 10 o'clock that night, then reloaded and started on. At a point known as Pot hole coulee the road forked, and toe branches came together again several miles farther on. Ormon took the right hand road and had intended toe wag on behind should also. He was out of sight of the driver, however, when he reached the forks, and the latter swung into toe left hand fork. Presuming that his driver was fol lowing him, Ormon kept on untU he came to the brink of Pothole coulee and saw a dozen police tents to the bot tom. He backtracked without attract ing their attention, found that his driver had taken the other road, and flnaUy overtook him. They thus dodged the police camp and by sunup next morning puUed to at toe ranch of one of Ormon's friends only seven miles from Lethbridge, and burled toe load of Uquor to the ranchman's garden. The ranchman went into Lethbridge to hunt a market for toe Uquor and returning reported that he had found two concerns wlUtog to buy at $11 a gaUon, the Uquor to be deUvered to their cellars. . . , After Ormon had left Lethbridge with hls outfit and Just before crossing the line toto Montana, he maUed a letter back to the commanding officer of the police barracks at Lethbridge. It said; "Sir—I have Just sold 200 gallons of pretty little town. There t whüe I owned it—a police to the McLeod dis tnerefore kept away from liquor to your isn't—or w.asn j drop of water to it and I advise you to sample it. It's really good stuff. I leave this morning for free Montana with $2,000 worth of your pale-green cur rency. Please catch me—if you can. "(Signed) ORMON."