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C. P. THOMSON,
GER SEWING MACHINES
AGENT FOR BUTTERICK'S
ic block, Central avenue.
ubscribe for the LEADER.
big celebration on the Fourth.
.P. Shelby was in town again this
r. Toole of Helena spent a day in town
hil Gerlach's building has received a
' t of paint.
he Montana Live Stock Journal has
n enlarged to 16 pages.
r. Fawcett of Choteau has been in
n a few days this week.
r. Israel has moved into his new
arters in the Collins building.
he telegraph operators are glad the
vention is a thing of the past.
ast Sunday a party from the Milwau
house visited the famous falls.
The new house opposite tne Milwaukee
ouse is receiving a coat of paint.
We are pleased to note the filling up of
me mud holes on Central avenue.
Although it was muddy Tuesday, did
on see the dust flying Wednesday.
You should visit the large clothing
re next to the Bank of Great Falls.
William Albrecht is now able to attend
business after his protracted illness.
We are in receipt of applications for
ur paper from news dealers in Helena.
Mr. Pierce, representing the Fergus
alls Journal left for Helena Wednesday.
A train of boarding cars is standing on
side track in the southern part of the
Now is the time the small boy fires his
re-cracker showing his fealy to the
Samuel Word, attorney for the Utah
. Northern, has been in this city a couple
Considerable water has been pumped
ut of the basement f Coullin.o t..ding
Alex. Devine, the business manager of
e Independent, reached here Wednes
' The carpenters are all busy, and they
bn be found at work in almost any part
Central avenue with its many new bu
ness blocks has a decidely business-like
The Sun came out last Tuesday morn
g in all its splendor for the first time in
There have been times this month when
was hard to contradistinguish summer
Attention is called to the ad. of the new
othing store one door west of the Bank
Some one in authority should see that
he crossing near Murphy Maclay & Co's.
From the top of the hill just south of
wn a person can view the surrounding
untry to advantage.
Mr. Bach, of Bach, Cory & Co., is spend
g several days here looking after the
terest of his house.
We have had the pleasure of meeting a
arge number of the gentlemen who are
attending the convention.
Messrs. Waite & Fullerton, furniture
ealers, are now in position to supply all
,4esiring goods in their line.
Store buildings are occupied as soon as
completed in Great Falls. The "for rent"
;ign is nowhere to be seen.
W. L. Darling, surveyor, expects soon
lay out yards on the other side of the
jer for the Manitoba railroad company.
Mr. Hanks of the firm of Hanks & Mc
lellandJreal estate dealers, informs us
:at they are doing a fair business in their
C. M. Lanuing of Fort Benton has spent
several dclays in town. Mr. Lanning is an
S.terprising merchant of our neighboring
ty, Fort Benton.
There seems to be a unfeigned ap
bation on the part of the republicans of
eat Falls, regarding the nomination of
Harrison and Morton:
The rain yesterday didn't add materially
the comfort and felicity of our distin
Sshed visitors, the members of the Mon
a Press association.
The lady who lost a brown jacket on
t,$e specilal train from Helena Thursday
dn regain the same by applying to the
ews agent on that train.
Mr. Tyler, who is stopping at the Park
tel, says that the climate in this part of
ontana, although changeable, is first
ass, and suits him exactly.
C. W. Maher of Fort Dodge, Iowa, who
interested in the Fort Dodge Horse &
tle Co. of Sand Coulee, has been stop
ng at the Milwaukee house.
The linen duster has not materialized
the streets of Great Falls this summer
it the overcoat has been an indispen
Sble article a share of the time.
The indications are that the grain crop
is year will exceed that of last, and the
ear bids fair to be the most prosperous
e in the history of the territory.
A glorious time is anticipated on the
Fourth of July, and the grand celebration
at Great Falls will attract people from all
parts of this and contiguous c.unties.
Lumber has been reduced in price per
thousand, and Mr. Day informs us that he
has about all he can do to fill his orders
and attend to his increasing business.
The bulletins from the convention last
Monday were anxiously waited and eager.
ly by a number of persons in the Rocky
Mountain Telegraph Company's office.
Several members of the Press Asso.ia
lion came in Wednesday, and spent a part
of their time looking over the town and
and expressing their surprise at its citi
Mr, Fell, of the Lewiston Argus, came
into Great Falls 'Tuesday last, as one of
the advance guard of the "Press Gang."
Mr. Fell is deputy aistrict clerk of Fergus
county. His county is flourishing.
Two republican leaders were here with
the "Press Gang" this week. Alex. C.
Botkin who led the republican party in
1882 against McGinnis, and Col. Sanders
who has led the forlorn hope off and on
Inasmuch as Mr. Nathan has gone to
the expense of putting in a $20,000
stock of clothing, you are respectfully
invited to go around and see what he has.
Hits new store is just this side of the
Bank of Great Falls.
Time is ticked over the Manitoba wire
from the Northfleld University, Minn.,
every morning at 11 o'clock, Any person
desiring to get correct time should come
around to the Rocky Mountain Telegraph
(Co's office some morning.
Two residences in Great Falls were
burglarized this week. but nothing of
value was stolen. The burglarious
knights of the lantern and jimmy had
better seek another section of the coun
try. We give them this notice gratis.
Mr. B. Dugan, a banker from Correct.
ionville, Iowa, who has been on quite in
timate terms with us since our residence
here, has gone to Benton for a time. Mr.
Dugan says that it is his intentioh, how
ever, to permanently locate at Great Falif.
Among our exchanges, we are in re
ceipt of a copy of the Montana Register,
number eight of volnme one. The Reg
ister is evidently not an old "land mark"
but it is a clean-cut and creditable sheet
nevertheless. It ispublishedin Bozeman.
Among the arrivals on the passenger
train Thursday was W. II. Todd of the
River Press accompanied by his amiable
lady. We were astonished to see Mr.
Todd and Jerry Collins slaking hands
overthebloody chasm. Next week, how
ever, they will be calling pet names as
A few moments after the special train
from Helena arrived last Thursday a team
of horses became frightened and started
to run away, and a serious accident was
undoubtedly prevented by the efforts of
two men who caught and stopped the
horses. There were several ladies in the
Gen. Charles Warren of Butte came in
'Thursday evening with J. Dickerson, Su
Iprintendent of the Montana Union rail
way. Mr. Warren denies the report that
lie intends to settle in Helena. He has
merely invested i:- mining properties
there. He will still make his headquar'ters
R. B. Jones, representing the Home
l.ibrary association of New York and
Chicago is in town. The plan of the
I lome sLoLurv ssautUtcLIUU i ll.llaa e
lated to furnish first-class literature at
lowest prices. We have applied fori a
membership, and would recommend oth
ers desiring books to do likewise.
Jos. Purault is just in from Sand Coulee
with specimens of silver ore which were
discovered about twenty miles from Great
Falls within seven miles of the end of the
Sand Coulee railroad. The specimens are
said to be rich in silver. If the mines
should turn out to be what they are ex
pected, they would be of great benefit to
Mr. Wilcox, manager of the Cataract
Mill Co., was interviewed regarding the
general outlook for wheat growing in
dustry in this part of Montana, and he
stated that within a radius of 50 miles
from Great Falls the quantity of wheat
which will be raised this year will in all
prolability double that of last. The Cat
aract Mill Company pay 76c per bushel
for No. 1 hard wheat. Wheat can be
raised on the lands around Great Falls
without the process of irrigation. This
is bound to be a good wheat growing
country. The time when wheat raising
will be one of the chief industries of the
country is being accelerated, anl the en
couragement ofered farmners to that end
is very flittering indeed. The capacity
of the Cataract Mill is 75 barrels per day.
The mill here uses same process as the
famous mills of Minneapolis, and the
flour produced is unsurpassed inl quality,
but it is not running at the present time
owing to an accident which affected the
sluice. However. in two or the weeks
the company expect to be in shape to run
out what wheat they have on hand.
Ira Myers, one of the proprietors of the
Great Falls Lumber company, has kindly
conducted us over their premises situated
on the bank of the river in the southern
part of the city. The mill has a sawing
capacity of from 20,000 to 25,000 feet per
day. Two steam engines having an ag
gregate of'75-horse-power run the machin.
ery; the larger one runs the circular saw,
and the smaller the balance of the mach
inery. They receive their supply of logs
from the upper Missouri, and are now
making a drive of about a million feet
which will arrive in two or three weeks.
This is the last drive they will make this
season. They carry over each season from
one to two million feet to begin work
upon in the spring. they are cutting now
for next spring year. The company has
in its employ about 35 men. Their pay
roll is paid off in Great Falls. 'This is a
home industry and the men spend their
money in this city. The mill will saw
about two and a half million feet this
year; its capacity is about three million
feet, but it is the intention of the comnpa
ny to stop work early this fall. The mill
turns out on an average 10,000 lath per
day. There are now six or seven hundred
thousand feet of lumber in the
yard. They have facilities for the manu
facture of siding, and mouldings of all
kinds. A planing mill isrun il connec
tion with the saw mill and they turn out
dressed lumber in large quantities. Mr.
Myers had a plant in Great Falls when
there were no houses here whatever.
New house for rent-ready on July 1st
-on Seventh street, corner of Fourth
avenue, three minutes walk from church
and school; four rooms and cellar; well
of good water. See owner at house, or
enquire for Tyler, at Park Hotel,
A Deluge in Mexico-Two Cities De
stroyed, Railroads Wrecked
and many People
Every mountain rivulet along the Cen
tral railway in Mexico for more than two
hundred miles has been converted into
and the valleys have had the appearance
of lakes. Many cities and towns were in
undated, and Leon and Silao have been
partially destroyed. The first intimation
received in tile city of Mexico of the dis
aster in the north was a telegram from
Silaodated the 18th instant. It said: "It
commenced raining heavily here yester
day afternoon and continued all night,
raising the Silao river out of its banks,
breaking at the north end of town and
passing through the streets with irrisista
ble force. Most of the houses here being
adobe, as soon as they were saturated they
began to fall. About 325 houses have
been destroyed. The station buildings
are occupied by the homeless people, un
able to obtain anything to eat except wa
termelons and fruit floating in the water.
The rain has been general and the whole
country around Silao has been floioded.
Several dykes have given away. It still
continues raining." On the 20th It was
learned that the floods have been more de
structive in Leon than in Silao.
On Monday the river broke over the
dykes, notwithstanding all efforts to stop
it. It made rapid headway and finally
flooded the city. As the rain fell the
river rose rapidly, flowing into the town
and gradually washing away the founda
tions of buildings, which commenced to
fall. Monday night brought to the city
one of the
MOST TERRliBLE SCENES
ever witnessed in any country. The peo
ple I clit iug themselves secure, went to
bed in those parts of the town where wa
ter had not found its way. The steady
downfall rain with the extensive water
bed of the outlaying country increased
ilte flow of the river and rapidly extended
its channel until over half of Leon was
inder water. Houses tumbled in rapidly.
: tying been worn away by the water, ntld
: loss of life commenced unparalleled in
lse history of great inundations of mod
ern times. As the buildings fell the un
fortunate people were either crushed or
Men, women and children fled to the
st reets in their night clothes: soime to find
shelter on high ground, and others to be
swept away by the flood. Tuesday morn
ing rain was still falling. There has been
no perceptible decrease in the stream of
water. The mammoth lake extends to all
points of the compass. Its monotonous
appearance was occusionly broken by half
sulbmerged houses and high laund crop
ping above its surface. The town that
had been wrecked looked a sea-where
houses had stood the night previous.
Groups of people who had been forced
by the impending danger to seek flight
without clothes were standing about in
the rain cryingand deploring their losses.
All the houses which the flood left intact
WSFW WindWa WtU'@vajfiMfmal WaP&,ia;M
The loss of life up to this writing reaches
into hundreds, but the threatening dan
ger had closed the channel of horror and
hushed voices denoted nothing more than
fear for the future. All night it poured,
until Wednesday morning saw a lake
surrounding the city, undiminished in
size, with the steady rain disturbing its
surface. In the afternoonl, however, it
ceased raiuining and the waters commenc
ed to recede and the people recovered
from their fright, though the wavter still
is covering a portion of the city. It is es
700 PERSONS PERISIIED.
There is a strong stench from heaps of
rubbish that once formed here, and one is
led to believe that there must be bodies
under them. There are bodies floating in
the water. One hundred and eleven
bodies had been recovered without moy
ing any ruins of houses, wherein aresup
posed to be hundreds of bodies buried.
'l'The destroyed houses are estimated at
2,000 and the
Loss at $2,000,000.
Many other towns have been badly
damaged, but loss of life is only reported
from Silao and Leon.
The Mexican Central railroad has suf
fered very severely. Several washouts
oecured between Aquas Calientes and
Leon, but they iare now repaired and trains
are running as Leon. The Irafuato 30
miles; all available work-men alre employ
ed repairing the damages. Thl'e State of
GJuanaujuato and the Federal government
are doing much to succor the victims of
the floods. Money, food and clothes are
being sent from here. The last reports
from Leon aire heartrending. The whole
population are working into the ruins of
the fallen houses. Nearly everybody
lost relations or friends and those who
have not have seen their earthly posses
ions disappear in at night. The estimated
loss of life and property given are the
smallest reported, and are certainly
within the bonds of tiltht. The very last
ltatments just received places the numbiner
of houses Leon at 2,224, and the lholnes
of famlies at more than 1,000. Morlethni
250 bodies have been recovered fromn the
ruins. There is no protbability tlhat the
number will fall short of 70(0.
ST. LouiRs, June 2(i.-A dispatch from
El Paso, Texas, says: Information has
been received from the flooded dlistl'icts
of Mexico. Fifteen hundred hlves were
lost, by the- iu lundation, antl 1,(4X) lotiies
have been recoveredt Leon is a city of 10,
000 inhilitants, and a large part of it is
in ruins. The Mexican collector of cus
tome ait Paso del Norte received an
oflticial dispatch stating thatd 100 miles of
the Mexican Central railroad was im
passible, and it will le ten dlays before
the nmails can get through, and twenty
diys before freight can be mived.
Fourth of July.
The procession will frim in charge of
C- P. Downing, mtrshal, assisted by Geo,
G. Field, at the engine house, at 10 a. m.,
in the following order:
Band, old soldiers, and members of tile
(G. A. ii,; Firemen; Caledonian Club; Cit
izens in carriages; Citizens on foot;
and they will then march throulgh the
principal streets to the grove. The open
ing address will he by Judge V. II. Itmre,
president of the day ; prayer by Chaplain
Rev. Reid, hymn--Aterica-hty qtuartette;
reading of tue Declaration of Inlependt
ence by F. B. Wilcox; music--Hail Col
umba-by band ; oration, by C'. W. Tay
lor; nusic--Star Spangled Baunner-by
the sand; then will follow remarks by
othe' distinguished speakers; music
Red,white and Blue-by the band. There
will be horse races and other sports on
the irack at 2:30 p. m.: a boat race at 7 p.
m.; fireworks, and a grand ball in the
evesing. Every part of tne programmle
is utder the special direction of experi
encal antd conmpetent committees. ('ome
evelyone and have a good time.
TheSchuol Children's Entertainment.
Inst Wednesday evening the Presby
teriue Church was filled by representatives
fron nearly every home in the city to
witless and enjoy the school children's
exhibition. The little folks were repeat
ted,' applauded, and their bright little
facts showed that they aplpreciated it,
andthe event was one that they were not
prose to forget soon.
Jldge Rolfe made the announce
meats, and at one time created consider
able merriment by calling out Editor
O'Ilwyer's name instead of small boys;
the laughing and clapping of hand con
tinted for some time before order could
be 'estored, and the faces of the audience
could regain their usual composure after
having been stretched, in some instances,
out of all semblance of a face.
Prof. Race's orchiestra furnished music,
and the music those fellows furnish is
just ravishing. Prof. Race is one of
tinest violinists the writer has ever heard,
and lie has ever heard some of the best in
the United States. Prof. Races assistants
are all first-class musicians.
The programme was as follows:
Music by the orchestra.
Greeting song ........ ..oncert .......re ...... School
Concert readina h
Song--"The Old Black C(at". Lu H iunt
SNellie hell Lus
Recitation-"Abou Ben Al"em .....Charlie Wear
ecitation-"A Little y's Trouble...........
Music--"Ev ni is Falling Asleep" .... .. Schol
Reeitation--"Disy Among the Daisies".........
. ...................ouise enton
Music-"The Evening Star".. .....er School
lteeitation-"Little Mary's Wish .. Eva Docke
Music-instrumental solo.......... Plearl Wezel
Recitation--"The Liv Boy"...... Henry Webster
Music by the male quartette.
'The Anxious Maminma"...... Lotie Collins
Msic-The Spring Time". ..............School
Readinug-"eporting a Wedding" ................
.... e ...... . Tim...es EEs.. sther Kabaker
eettatiton--"Seven Timles Seven"..Essie Gibbon
liecitaton--"Truth in Parentiesis".. Olive SBond
Music-instrumental duet...... ral vnu lli
"TheHousethat Jack Built" Pearl Wetzel
Speesh of Sergeant Buzfuz in the
celebrated breach of promise
case of Bardel vs. Pickwick... Howard Lewis
ecitatin-"The Puzzled Census-Taker'......
........................... Lottie Collins
v Music by the orchestra.
Recitation--"('hluee Question.... illie Israel
Music--Swinging 'Neuith the Old Apple Tree"..
...... .................. ........... Slo mhoI
Rlteeitation--"ThIe rossing Sweeper"..........
Music ............................ora lHawkins
I)uet, "Mr. and Mrs. Prck" . Daisy Wetzel
mui. Dudley Clarke
I Mabel Collins
':The Beauty of Piety".a....... . earl Wtton
dna stton n
[ ]umma Wagner
|e. 'tel. o hat.m
Music--instrumental solo..........Hattie Street
Becitation -"Little tolden Hair....Kittie Lux
Mtusic-lnstruesitr l duet.. Ollie Hawkins
u n ur iten ..... abel Collins
ltecitation--"The Witch's Daughter".. Lena Lu-T
Recitation--"Blue Beard ....... Leonard Wagner
Recitation-"Curftew Must Nos Ring 'T-night"l..
The little folks were well patronized
and pleased anti to judge fromn the spasms
of laughter thtlt donisnated the faces of
of the spectators, it smay e consissenltl
said thtat they too particiluants in the con
William Schiller is putting up a frsame
building 20x40 on Central avenue, bie
tween 'third asd Fourth streets. lie ex
pects to complete it in i couple of steeks,
at which time hie will put in the building
a stock of boots and shoes.
11. L. luhll, tihe builder, is imaking
several imiiprovelments in the soutlthelrn
part of the city, and is also liguring oil
several large buildings which liu expects
to construlct soon.
Silas Witie has constructed and placed
in \t'etzel's store on Cientratl avenule itns
islsnense ice box. T'le ditlelislons aire
Th'le woirk of excta ting hias beer
going os lior several datl;ys past on Central
avenue betweei Second ;ild 'lthird streets
just cast ol Central block. Mr. li)nne i
nbun River intends to have built a line
three-story brick buldlinsg 50xll0 feet.
The cost will lie about 2OOtUUt. 'lie
dirt front tihe excavation is being utilizetd
for the ilprovenent oit 'Third str.eet oirth.
The brick for the e'onstrtction of the
electric liglt pliant is being hauled, lind
tihe well for its ase near tihe Milwaukee
Iouse hlis beent tlilled to it conlsitlerable
lr'. IRoberts has beesn working on eight
cottages in the soutlhern part e the towni;
tive of theistl ire tinsisiied atldl tie othecr
ate aypproahiing cospletiosn.
aMr. Lawler is buihliig a hie carpester
sheols for Isis owts use betweens 'Third asstn
fVourtb streets oss .ecollde aivenuet outh.
& Edgar, lussber dealers expects to iasve
ass adtlitioni Iput to his ollice anid ii build
isig erected for a storesoosis sit tise lunlssber
y'rtl Ninttlh avoensue atnd 1. it. track.
The hu-ge firamne Ibtilhiing roirser
of k'ourstli street iald Set'ollt a\'en1ue sottlti
is begiu iiiiig to hIolst ip; i i f;sct, tihe
whole touni is loattoisnsg otp.
Mri. Gtore has conisllnenced to build two
brick residensces ini the corsier of Fittli
avyenutie anid Secostdl street South.
Ti'l'e Montania Central telegraphs line is
now iin the Rocky Mounstitisi otfice anssd
rseady to receive business for ,ill points
east antd west. 'hue Rocky Moiitain line
is the ossly one from Great Faslls thasit
wtorks direct with hlelenia inssd iButte andsl
Casme to my ralich near RItinbow Fialls,
one bay inture. 10 years ohl, brainsded R
on left hip, andtl Ituckskini share and colt
bsrasnded H ons left shsouslder asiod V[ oni
right slloulder. 'T'lie iwsser csn tisivo
them 1'y p)r'v'ilog pIroperty tutu payin,
charges. E. (;ESKi..
The New Biick Clothing House
IS NOW OPEN.
I can show you the Largest, Best and
most Complete Stock of
The Newest and Nobiest Styles in
Hats, Shirts, Ties, etc.
The Largest Assortment of the Lead
ing Makes of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Ever Showrn in C.reat Falls.
Call and see me at my New Store. Mail Or
ders Promptly Attended to
A',"t, e'r'' i .... Wbholesale & Retail Clothier.
Frnllturi aRI HIlouus F lrnishilns,
DEC'ORATED ANI) PLAIN CHIIAMBE SETS.
Pit i' Mirrors,
Curtain Foles, Book Cases,
PAltIhIl DIESKS, WALL PAI'EII, BABlY (CAIIIIIAGES,
Bedding, Lounges, Bedroom Suites, Parlor Suites,
(CIIAIRS, IIECLINING ('HA tRS, ETC.
1a fact anything you want In the Furnitture line at Reduced Prices.
CENTRIAL AVENUE, (G(EAT FALLS. M. T.
New iYoirk Cash Bazaar.
THE SPECIAL BARGAIN STORE I
The Almighty Dollar, the Many have
too Few and the few too Many.
NOTE THE FOLLOWING EXTREMELY LOW PRICES:
l]dies' Fine Kid Shine ...................... . . . my price $2 00 Moutana price $250
Ladies' Fines French Kid .................... . my price 500 Montana price 7100
Iiidiee' (oat worked uttonol Shes ........... .... y Irice 1 40 Montana price 200
lruliRe' Goat workedl Bult lelh Sh les I Dns ..............m% price 2 25 Montana price a t
(hildren's Solar Ti Shos ................... price 1 Montana prie 1
('lildren's Fine High Cut Sh .................. .........my price 1t50 Montana prjce 200
Men's ('ongren , Whole V La t .... ........................ .lll rice 2 1I1 Montana price 0.1
lMen's Bal, Whole Vamils ................................. y price 2101 Montana price 2(4
Min's (ongress or hale, Fine ('eltf (I d'rilr WIlt...... my price 2 Montana price 400
1Men'N Saxon j htitse............ ........................... y price Montana price 100
:Hn'sFine T.ue Iltti. ........uri. e 1 '5 Montana price 210
Men'sn Stilt Hits ....................... . . . . ..................................... s re 12 5 Montana price 2( 0
tiay's H ots f 25 ' ceints to, $1, worth Iber crent nomre.
Everytlling else ii n pr ,l"potion. A full line of Dry (iaont, Millinery, Notions anl (lent -'
flrnis:ing ( W atihet Puss ic Pri'esi
R. D. BECKON, Central Avenue.
All kinds of roI gl tnd hinislh'l loumbr, both I'ine ani ('der, also
Cedar Doors, Sash, Lath, Moulding and u edar Shingles.
MIII, W(llK IN ('EI)AI A SPE('IALT l A.
Ninth Aven i ,rlth lnat Smellter Railroad. ('ity Office in II. 5. lelegraph Office. Central Ave.
CHAS. T. DAY, Agent for
C AS. R T. D Y (JilChrist BrkOr . & Edgasr.
RINGWALD & CARRIER,
Clocks .'. Watches . and .. Jewelry
FO rIr'ITIITI Id tIuIN MONTANA.
Theoy lillytdirertlhy frolll In i ulefier'rOPH io (h et en tnllhir nieeeurc IsH low as aIny in tlhl
WAITE & FULLERTON,
General Furniture Dealers.
Keep on Hand a Full Line of Staple
and Fancy Furniture.
Hickory ]flocki (k'etral Avenue
First National Bank \ (iCon.rad, - -President
O)F FORT' BSENTON. I Jos. A. Btaker. - ashier
Capital and Surplus, $175,000.
We are prepared to Itiiikt, Loans lit (h',apir Itrutes thllll trty MIontana Bank