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NATE WERTHEIM, CLOTHIER,
PARK HOTEL BLOCK..
Watch for his Announcement. Watoh for his Announoement
YIlST NATIONAL BANE
OF GREAT FALLS.
Authorized Caital, Sioooooo
Paid-Up CapiWt, $150,,000.
T. 3. I0LLINS..................... Prside.
J. T. ABMINOTON..............Vie*.Presiden
A. I. DICKIEMAN......................Cashies
K. H. UATISSON................. Aest. Caihie
5. A. 33053WA133. 5031.11 WPM.
1A515 013508. IRA 31335.
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a sm1ees 5511111 51155es twYaSed.
bhýdt,mpw0n ,on the prtnolpal points in the
Promp ssta uiven to Poaioss.
interest allowed on time deposits.
C. I. Webster, Robt. Blaukeubaker
1. 1. ebster,
The Security Bank
OF GREAT FALLS.
J. S. PILLsuaRt, H. O. Cuowax,
RoBy. BLAIKENBAKUE W. A. WEmsTEr.
A. W. KiNosonuR, C. DI. WEBS ER,
SAxUEI. GRANT, E. CuuTernn,
Active Accounts Solicited.
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS.
W' Direct drafts issued on all the
principal cities of Europe.
GREAT FALLS, MONT.
(laeerportald under the lawa of Montana
Auril 5. 1Usd1
Capital, $75,000. Surplus, $15,000.
U. U. ATKINSON...............President
JACOB UWITZEBI .......... Vice President
V. P. ATKINSON.. ..............Cashier
W. W. MILLER..........Assistant Cashwir
5. 5. ATKINSON, 1. 1. ATKINSON,
varus LARSoN. JOIN a. LUS.,
JAoos swiusa. smas a .aIss.
A Neural hikaleg 3,limesm Traisatud.
Ilterest allowed on time deposits.
01 Great Fills. 1o1t1a.
Capital Paid up, - - Si oo,ooo
WILL HANKS. Preet,
WM. ULM. Vice-Prest.
CEO. A. WELLS. Camiler
A Bstul Stalig Betieng TranscteL
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EX.
Interest on Time Deposits.
IN A VERY TIGHT PLACE.
Tack Lambert Narrates a Thrilling
Kxperience in a Nevada Min
HE HAD A VERY CLOSE SHAVE.
Surprised by a Party of Vigilantes
Who Were In Search of
The Vigilantes Succeeded In Finding
bix la the Room in Which he
"Talk of being frightened, shivering in
your boots, thinking your time had come,
etc., reminds me of a close call I once
had in a Nevada mining camp," said
Tuck Lambert, to a group of bystanders
In the office of the Milwaukee house.
"I never experienced anything like it
before or since, and if you fellows want
to hear a stirring yarn just keep still a
few minutes. It was back in '89 when
the mining fever was at its height In that
state, and "stampedes" to newly discov
ered districts were common occurences.
Hard characters were quite numerous
and shooting affrays frequently made
things interesting. Of course, everybody
packed a "gun" and was always ready to
shoot oa short notice. I was on the way
to White Pine and stopped off at a little
town called Humboldt, to spend the
night. Every thing in the shape
of a hotel or a lodging house was
Jammed full,and I began to think I'would
have to sit up all night, when I struck a
place where the landlord said I could
spread my bed on the office floor. Every
body carried his blankets in those days,
few hotels furnished transients with any
thing but grub and a floor to spread on.
The office floor was pretty well covered
with sleeping men when I turned in
there must have been thirty of us in all.
About midnight we were suddenly
awakened by a terrible knocking on the
door leading outside. It was a quick
yet loud knock,a regular panel splinterer,
the kind a man makes when he has
blood in his eye and goes a gunning.
The but end of a six shooter thumping
s door makes a similar sound and I
guess we all concluded that's what it was
ror none of us resnonded. The door ws
ror none or us responded. The door was
nearly shivered to pieces when the land
lord came out of his bedroon and stumb
ling over three or four of his "guests"
got to the d(or and asked, "who's there?"
"none your - - business, open up
quick you -- -," was the reply. It
is hardly necessary to my Lie willingly
compied, and about a dosen massed and
armed men lead by a big man with a
dark lantern entered. "Throw up your
hand," said the leader, to the badly
frightened landlord, "and if you move
ou're a goner," and you bet he did.
hile one attended mine host
the rest of the invaders made a
careful canvass of the sleepers, holding a
dark lantern in the face of each to make
sure of his features. "Get up you -"
or "Lay still you -," they greeted each
one of us till six scared men stood up
waiting in response to the fearful sum
mons. When they came to me the cold
chills crept up and down my spine and I
mentally prepared myself for the worst.
I have fared death in several diferent
ways but never felt the terrible weak
ness that overspread me at that moment.
If they had asked me my name I don't
think I could have told, owing to my
After a hurried acrunlty of my features
I was told in language not the most polite
to lay still,I wasn't wanted,and these were
the sweetest words ever addressed to me.
Suffice it to say the six men selected
were taken out and hanged to the near
est tree in true vigilante style for steal
log horses a few days previous. We all
came near attendIng a necktie party
that night, and you het we felt very thank
ful the next day. There were enough of
us to have stood of those fellows if they
hadn't got the drop on us, but after it was
all over we compared notes and agreed
that discretion is the better part of valor.
Now, boysI have been giving jot.
straight goods. Don't look skeptial.
Here Quail broke In with, "Lets play a
game of rasrle dazzle," and the audience
Miss Laura 5. Melatyre,
:. But few are aware that, residing to on
midst, Is one of the most talented and at
complished artists west of the large citlet
namely, MIss Laura ,8. McIntyre, a stu
dent for years In Europe, principally li
Joulin's school, under the noted Freun]
masters Robert Hourey and Cott, will
much time spent in New York, Boston
and the larger cities of the east, whoa
paintings are valued among the highesl
and adorn the beautiful homes of man,
wealthy people throughout the Unites
We are pleased to note that Miss MloD
tyre Is fitting up a private studio-a norti
room in the residence of her brothers
corner First avenue north and Fourti
street, for the purpose of pursuing the ari
to which she is as much devoted. Sh*
has In progress some tapestries for pertie'
In Denver, Vol., which are superiorapeci'
mens of this class of art. Alto a picture
in oil, 24x80 entitled "The Runaway," a
most striking picture. She has made i
specialty of figure and portrait painting,
but has also paid considerable attention
Ito the decorative branches which are in
so much favor in New York city at the
TLe ladies of Great Falls are exceed
ingly tasteful in the decoration of their
homes, being capable ot appreciating pro
ductions of true art. and Miss Mclatyre's
pictures will receive the consideration
t which their merit demands. She con
a templates devoting the summer to mak
lug .ketches of the scenery in the vicinity
of Great Falls, and the mountains south
and west of here and the National park.
Great Northers Earnings.
The Great Northern filed with the state
audicor its account of gross earnings for
six months ending Dec. 81, 1890. Over
the Great Northern proper the earnings
were $8,528,187.21. and over the Eastern
Minnesota they were $80,578.82, the com
bined tax, at 8 per cent and 1 per cent,
respectively, being $106,591.85. Over
the Eastern Minnesota, from St. Paul to
the Wisconsin state line, the earnings
were $887,227.88, on which the tax
amounted to $8,592.07, from which is
subtracted, according to the action taken
by the railroad commission, Oct. 1, 1890,
the amount overpaid on the gross earn
ings for the first half of the year. On
the Willmar & SIoux Falls road, from
Willmar to the South Dakota state line,
the earnings were $129,597.48, on which
j. the tax was $1.295.97.
Y The Davis Will Case.
HELENA, Feb. 18.-LSpecial to the TRI
uNE.}-Another phase in the Davis will
case was brought up in the supreme
a court yesterday. James W. Murphy of
Butte, who is public administrator for
Silver Bow county, thought that the dis
tract court bad exceeded its jurisdition
when it appointed James A. Talbot spe
cial administrator of the state and fixing
his bonds at $8,000,000. Murphy assed
the supreme court to review the action of
the district court. Associate Justice De
Witt delivered the opinion yesterday, the
other judges concurring, in which it is
t held that the district court exercised a
i judicial discretion of which no abuse is
A "Globe" Advertisemest.
ST. PAUL, Feb. 18.-"The 'Globe' Al
manac and Political Hand-Book," com.
piled and edited by George W. Dobbs,
James A. Newell, and H. T. Black, is
issued today. It is a work of 150 closely
but clearly printed pages. Besides giv.
ing attention to the record of the events
of the nation and the world, it devotes
a much greater space to Minnesota sta
tistics, particularl political. It is the
first hook of its kind issued in the west
and is a valuable hand-book.
Tiey Represeat Themselves as Meatama
The police have been successful In
n nipping In the bed the operations of a
b trio of of very clever and enterprising
h "con" men, who had secured commod
lnes quarters in the Webb block, corner
Third street and Hennepin avenue, and
who were just getting down to work
when their plans were discovered. The
three geniuses who were thus ruthlessly
interfered with had a little session with
.Supt. Hendersoneand are now en route to
fresher dields.DThey gave their names a.
Charles Reed, Gus Williams and William
Davis. These are probably Actitious
names, although it is thought Reed is tn
the true name of one of the members of
They arrived In Minnespolis about a
week ago, and, after furnishing up apart
ments, advertised in the local papers to
this efect: "Wanted-Men, to whom we
will give an easy birth and easy pay."
Peopie who are looking for this sort of a
snap were asked to call at the offices in
the Webb block. As the result showed,
there were a good many men with an
eye open for this sort of a thing. The
sharpers' offices were a very popular
place. The superintendent of police de
tailed Detectives Howard and Doyle to
look after the matter. They found
the offices filled along. The three
men were at their posts, pleasantly
receiving their prospective visitors and
explaining in detail the modus operands.
They were a plausible set. They seemed
to be constantly on the alert, however
evidently fearing the authorities would
soon get "onto their racket." The plan
was to represent themselves as represent
ang moneyed men in Montana who were
anxious to get control of certain valuable
government timber land. The idea was
to have the victims act as mediums
through which the land could be secured.
All they wanted of visitors was $25 each.
This would be sent, so the swindlers rep
resented, to certain parties in Montana,
and would go to defraying the expense of
making the tiling, etc., upon the property
which was not only described, but upon
which an estimate was given as to the
amount of timber on the land. Then
the victim or middleman, so the sharks
represented, was to be taken on to Mon
tana, and shown the land. He was th n
to be furnished with $400 with which
to "prove up" on the land. When I
this was done parties would ccme to
the front and pay the middle man $S00aas
a premium and take the land' Gauzy as f
this scheme would appear, there were a
good many who were seriously consider
lng the plan. It is supposed several
victims were secured, but they could not
be found. In the absence of straight and
positive evidence such as would come
from an actual transaction, it was impos
sible to prosecute the gang. The de
tectives brought the men down to police
headquarters yesterday afternoon. In a
private conversation with Supt. Hender
son, Reed prsctically admitted the whole
scheme. The men were given until 5
o'clock to get out of the city. They Im
proved the chance, and were seen of by
the oficers. They had evidently come to
stay. They had an immense amount of
baggage-so extensive that it looked like
a theatrical troupe's outfit.-Ploneer
The dividends paid by Montana mining -
companies during January were as fol
ýýýisteePer share. Amount, -n
Da¶natiter........... .0 5,00
tiii etallia .............s05 70io0
Parrot.......................1'0 ito, ti
Total ....................................a.00s00 *
The Bi-Metallic company paid, Feb. 10, r
dividend No. 8 of 85 cents a share, ag. e,
gregating $70,000, making $140,000 p sid
The Granite Mountain company paid,
Feb. 10, dividend :o. 75 of 50 cents a
share, aggregating $200,000, making
$400,000 paid this year. C
Adjoining the new Boston Monta
Smelter ground, below the immense dam
near the Montana Silver Smelter. abov
Giant Svrmg. A Hotel, Store and residences
also Lumber and Fuel yards already on th
ground and other buildings contracted for
This is the cheapest and best investment
vicinity of Great Falls. Lots from $160 t
$800. Part cash and balance on time. Fo
particulars call on or address'
G. W, LEARY, Room 19, Dunn Block, Great Falls
St. Amur & Lasmbl, T. I. KIuItinstlIt. Tnstta,
Room 18, Bally' blk. Be1,s Beloen, Mont.
Our fall stock excels anything ever shown
here. Goods are coming in and going out so
fast that we cannot make special mention.
Call and see for yourself. We can please `
everybody with our large selection. We
maintain our reputation for low prices.
Oentral Avenue, - Great Falls
New Mme. eioc St~oe I
On or before March lit I will display in the Collins-Lepley Block
the largest btook of
PIANOS, ORGANS 12 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS I MERCHANDISE
aver shown in Northern Montana. Do not buy until you see my
Instruments and get prices.
G. W. LEARY,
Collins-Lepley Block, Great Falls.
One Hundred i Lots for Sale in T. Gahagan,
WILLARD . REA_ EsuT
Situated at the Narrow Gauge Depot and Stock Yards. Bargain in all additions.
After January 1st an advance in price of 25 per cent will be made.
Buy quick and take advantage of low prices and first choice. corner lots on the motor line.
== T . 2* Acre property in all seotio a
T. GLZAGAN, Agent, - - Great Falls. from W per acre upwards.
BUY LOTS IN NORTH GREAT FALLS.
It coer the BEAUTIFUL PLATEAU overlookin the THE SITE OF IMMENSE FAOTORIES. AN IMMENSE DAM BEING BUILT.
BLACK EAGLE FALLS.where the CHOICEST RESIDENCE
nd BUhINE88 IOTSma for a Alnted time, De msed for Aow contrutedbth
a'tha..n HALF TIE. PRICE of other property not eo mosmA rsoM have sece Missori * Rver o cl.* b .r1 t g THG
Send for oalp0 o 8her inf ormation to NORTH GREAT FAlLS as the site of their IMMENSE FAG. FALLS ataoost of a Half Milli Iosl., and will frniph
T OSIe o, mha ph wai ferarth cotTta n t e m p loy m e n t to th o i a n d s f o r H un d r e ds o f M ill O th e r im p ro v e e n ts w ill ar e wi t h .
J. 0. Gregg, 826 N. Sixth Ave.. Great Falls b'ld' V ..ate vyt Ba:nbows al 1 an Ich are with
Special Inducements to thosoe whso desire to build Immeciately.