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GREAT FALLS is located at the Falls of the Missouri which furnish the greatest available water power on the Continent. Is within seven miles of the most extensive COAL
and IRON district in the West, immediately beyond which are rich GOLD, SILVER and COPPER districts. It lays tributary the best agricultural and grazing part of
the Territory, and the pineries of the Upper Missouri and tributaries, It is especially adapted by its natural resources and geographical position to become the leading
MANUFACTURING CITY Letween Minneapolis and the Pacific, and the principal RAILROAD CENTER of Montana.
The trip to Great Falls will amply repay tourists by the beauty of the scenery on the way, and they will find here the most magnificent series of waterfalls in the world,
while the surrounding country is rich in picturesqe scenery.
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G"REAT FALS TRIBUNE.
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1887.
The Colorado Midland Prospecting at
Butte-The Montana Central
Going to Anaconda.
The Butte & Bozeman railroad company
has filed its articles of incorporation. Its
name indicates its purpose, and its purpose
is the result of a business necessity. All
railroads in Montana, says the Butte Inter
Mountain, will lead to Butte. The Mon
tana Central will make Butte its final ter
minus. The Boulder branch of the North
ern.Pacific is hurrying in this direction.
The O. R. & N. is headed this way, and
will not stop short of Butte. The Utah &
Northern is to be changed to a broad gauge
to accommodate the increasing traffic to
and from Butte. Only last week an agent
of the Colorado Midland was on a secret
mission to Butte, and it is certain the road
will eventually reach here in the hope
of capturing a portion of the Butte busi
ness. There is no doubt that the necessi
ties of the situation will compel the North
ern Pacific to build from some point in the
Gallatin valley, via Butte, Anaconda and
Deer Lodge. The extra cost of the Mul
l Ian tunnel haul is a constant drain on the
company's exchequer, and n e predict the
early abandonment of that section of the
road for main line purposes. And now
comes the Butte & Bozeman 'campany
with a local enterprise which cannot fail
of success. Butte is destined to become
the chief railroad center of the northwest
It is already the greatest railroad feeder
"between the Mississippi and the Pacific
coast. Its freight business is greater than
that of all the rest of. Montana combined.
In two years there will be 40,000 busy
THE MONTANA CENTRAL AHEAD.
Thy Anaconda Rcc.on says that N. C.
Ray, who now has charge of the interests
of the Montana Central in Bdtte, has re
turned from-a short trip to Helena. He
reports that everything is progressing
smoothly so far as the Montana Central is
concerned. In regard to the prospect of
building that road into Anaconda, Mr.
Ray said that he had already filed a loca
tion through the Silver Bow canyon. This
right is good and the work now be
ing done by the Montana Union company
will be worthless if it conflicts at all with
the location filed by the Montana Central.
In this light the recent frantic attempts of
the Montana Union officers to get to break
ing ground first in the Silver Bow canyon
seem rather ridiculous. The Montana
Central has picked out its route through
the Silver Bow canyon at its leisure, and
has fulfilled the requirements of. law by
recording the location. The route that
they have filed is as much their own as
though the line was constructed, and no
cmnpany has the right to throw a shovel
ful of dirt on the location. The published
swash in regard to this matter only serves
to illustrate the guileless dispositons of
Mr. Ray was asked the direct question
as to whether the Montana Central had ti
ken any action in regard to the building
of a line from here to Philipsburg. lie
replied that that was what he had been do
ing in Helena. When he heard of the
advent of Mr. Roger's party of Union Pa
cific engineers in this country, Mr. Ray at
once surmised that the Union Pacific was
aiming at Philipsburg. He accordingly
got out a hand bill announcing that he had
gone to Helena, and sent a copy around to
President Dana. The old gentleman re
marked that he hoped he would have a
pleasant time and thought no more of the
matter. Mr. ,Ray came down to Anaconda
with a party of eight surveyors and in the
next six days had located a line to Philips
burg for the Montana Central by the way
of Silver Lake and the Flint Creek can
yon. This is the only practiable route
from here to Philipsburg and the canyon
mentioned can only be utilized for one
road. This practically excludeathe Union
Pacific from Philipsburg. Mr. Ray came
back from the upper country on Saturday
and resumed his trip to Helena. Yester
day he filed the locationl lth the secretary
of the territory and the lie is now secure
to the Montana Central.
LOCAL CAPITALISTS DOING IT.
The Helena Independent states that the
branch roads of the Northern Pacific are
being built by Montana capitalists, such
as S. T. ;Hauser, ., M. Holter, Henry
Klein, H. M. Panchen, E. L. Bonner, Al
bert Klelt midt, John T. Murphy, H.
d a. Hanuer, T.C. Power and John 0 Cur
- un.- y notfmerely, it says, put up the
these enormous enterprises, but
they t under contract to wait for its
repiament to them from the gross freights
re b by the buildhing and ioeratioa of
e r .E The Inrdepaen t further
asystt above named caiasts Dave
Ivested $1 ihoines and works
.o#h the roads, thusproduc
I Y;t~R~ passenger tri . `'hes:
following instances are cited of the growvth
of the branches:
The Helena and Jefferson was only four
months in re-embursing from the gross
freights the cost of its bridging, grading
The business of the Wickes branch has
trebled since 18 months ago, and two daily
trains cannot handle the business.
The gross receipts of the Spokane Fails'
and Idaho road to Lake Caeur d'Alene
have paid in four months three-fourths of
Sam Jones' Way.
Immense audiences have attended the
sermons preached in Minneapolis by Rev.
Sam Jones and Rev. Sam Small. At the
Centenary =church Bishop Foss offered
prayer and Sam Jones made one of his
characteristic appeals, in which he said:
"I was preaching once to the colored
people, and about the time I was reading
my text an old colored man came up with
no coat on and pu.his big bare feet on the
altar rail. Great big feet, they looked like
beaver tails. Good old soul he was soak
ing the sermon right in clear to his toes.
Finally I camd to the passage about back
biting his neighbor, and I asked all who
hadn't talked about their neighbors to stand
up. An occasional one got up. I just
happened to look around at the old fellow.
He sat hugging his knees and as 1 looked
at him he glancedup, shook his head and
said, 'No, no, boss, you've got me now.'
[Laughter.] How many of us would have
to answer to such a question, 'No! no!
boss, you've got me now.' A man that
will come to my bedside at night and steal
my money from my pocket is a gentleman
compared to him who filcheth my good
name with his tongue.'
"God pity a woman who has an old bear
for a husband. Some men will be pleas
ant all day to other women and go home
and scold their wife. If I'm not pleasant
with but one woman in the world, I'll tell
who it'll be-my wife! I'm a peculiar sort
*of a fellow-I like her--tunny, ain't it
but I like her better than anyone else. What
an epitaph on a wife's tomb: 'She made
"It's a scandal the way parents use their
children. You never reason a thing with
them. I have all the infirmities:of any of
you, but when I am cross to my children I
can't feel right until I have straightened it
up. Once I had just reached home, and
found a pile of correspondence waiting
me. I was cross and sat down to write.
Little Bob came running in, and dashing
up, he burst out, 'Why, papa, how do do.'
He hit my elbow and sent the pen flying
across the page. It angered me, and 1
turned to the little fellow and snarled out,
'Bob, get out of here.' The little fellow
turned and went out, I sat a minute and
couldn't write. I went out and found lit
tle Bob crying. I took him up and asked
hit forgiveness. Then I could write. I
mav be unkind to my children, but! if I
S'll1 go to 'em afterwards and make it
straight. But you rascal, you won't!
"You say, Jones is here and he gets so
much money.' Do you know I refused an
offer this summer for 100 lectures at $250
a lectur'e. If I am working for money
would I have refused that? They say I
am getting $500 a week, and take contracts
at that sum before I will go to a place.
Bro. Marshall did I ever mention contract
to you? [Dr. Marshall: "No, sir,"] I
want this ding dong for money stopped.
If you church nunbers worth $100,000
can't give but a nickel to pay for that hall,
that ends it. I'Pl-pay the whole bill if you
will turn in and helpome save souls. God
pity you, you old hog you, sittin' there
with $300,000 in your bank an' puttin' a
nickel in the box. Let us receive the ben
In the greater portion of the northwest
wheat is all in the ground. In some por
tions of the Red river valley there is about
25 per cent of the work yet tb be done, but
a continuance of the present weather a few
days will insure as early, if not an earlier
start than last year, and much more favor
able conditions. Except in a very few
localities where there is a great aeal of
low land, the ground was in splendid con
dition and bright, sunny weather will cause
a speedy growth. The returns will un
doubtedly show a large increase in acreage,
especially in Dakota and some sections in
Minnesota. Some few reports speak of
an increased acreage of barley and consid
erably less of flax. Old settlers claim that
a heavy fall of snow in winter followed by
a backward spring are almost invariadty
the forerunners of a good wheat crop.
And as these conditons exist in the north
west the present season, the predictions
for a bountiful crop are plentiful. Whild
these forecasts are slightly premature, it
is certain, however, that not for many
years have the "signs" been so favorable
at seeding time.
The Northwestern Base Ball league
opened the season and Des Moines, Mm."
neapolisi;flwaukee and Duluat won vic
tories.Tre is agemarkal ie increase in
the pl-ayig ability of the teams over last
yeIa, owing to the training then obtained
by the players, to thea,.i onal sxperI
ence of managers and to the Increased
i pblicinterest takei the ate, which
inestifes a `-la ;tiut ar obtain. players.
Several of the q11Udlb eeuref the ser
vices of players of repbtaton In the
elation, and an alto ethr higher standard
of sport wilt obtanehan last year
Good News From Neihart-Plenty of
Low Grade Ore.
N. C. Miller, of Neihart, an experienced
miner,was in town this week and gave the
TRInBU.E some information regarding that
promising camp. He said: "There are in
dications of a good summer at the camp.
The snow still stands in the way on the
'mountains. The Mountain Chief is the
only mine that is being worked, but in a
month or six weeks all the mines will be
worked. The Hudson company do custom
work at their concentrator and also buy
ores. There is lots of ore in sight at the
mines; the camp is backward, because
most of the miners are poor. The ore is
not rich, but it is easily mined; mining
costs only $1.25 per ton. The Hudson
company has a fourteen-foot vein to work
on. There are a good ityigy miners re dy
to sell, and people with money will find
opportunities for investment; the ore pro
duces lead and silver; it concentrates
easily; the Hudson company use water
power and concentrate many tons per day.
The turbine makes 640 revolutions per
Mr. Miller says that the people of Nei
hart are inclined to run their trade to
ward Great Falls, and are grateful for the
aid which this city gave them toward start
ing a new road. At present people have
to pull up a hill for ten miles after leaving
Neihart then they have to ride ten more
to Sheep creek, and thence 20 miles to
White Sulphur Springs. From there the
route lies to Townsend where the Nor
thern Pacific connects. The camp will
and its bullion to Great Falls as soon as
Fhe railroad is open here.
Mr. Balls has started up his ten-stamp
quartz mill at the head of Montana gulch,
The Bour astle Mountain
is about to by Edwards &
Castle, who th the prospect.
Mr. Bark art mines an
nounces that o let a contract
for the trans 350 tons
of bullion from Benton:
J. A. R,
P. 0. Bu 1i.
Repairing of promnpt
Fine watch repairing a specialty.
H. H. CHANDLER,
Great Falls, Mont.
Samples sent by mail or express
carefully assayed and returns
promptly made. Charges reason
Carpenter, Contractor and
GREAT FALLS, MONTANA
Estimats on all kinds of buildings furnished
Job Work a Specialty.
Shop opposite Great Falls Livery Stable.
All parties desiring ICE will
leave orders at the "Tribune'
office until further notise.
Dunlap & Mitchell,
gROCERIES AND PROVISION
A Share of Your Patronage Solicited.
Great Falls. - - - Montana
J. T. Shaw & Co.,
Brick Makers, Contractors,
We are Prepared to Take Contracts for all Kinds of Brick Work
and Execute the Same.
WE CLAIM TO MAKE THE BEST BRICK IN THE MARKET.
Great Falls, - - - - Montana
Wiliam HMcKay. JameFMcK
Contractors and Buiders.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Brick, Stone, Lime & General
Great Falls, - - Montana
H. H, HIGGINS
Plain and Ornamental Plasterer.
Estimates Furnished Upon Apphcattou.
All work executed in a workmandike manner, and satisfaction
Great Falls, Montana.
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E. V. RUBOTTOM,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER.
Graining, Paper-Hanging, Hardwood Finishing, and
~PAll Work Warranted. Second Avenue South, GREAT FALLS.
House, ign & carriage painter,
Graining, Glazing, Paper-Hanging, Wall Coloring and Mural
Decorating, a Specialty.
.---AJ Work will Receive Prompt Attention..-..
ates Furnishen on A ;;ication.
Leave a apeyre's drug store.
GREAT- Fv.s, MO , r.
I For Sale!
uy has Building Roek
fo the very best quality.
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