Newspaper Page Text
HANKS & CoCLELLAND
Are the Leading Real Estate & Insurance Firm in the City.
The Rocky Mountain Husbandman
Makes the Following Valuable
Snggestions About Farm
It is simply astonishing to note the
amount of farm machinery that is sold ii,
Montana in a year. And when we trac,
the matter to its source we find that this
is rendered necessary simply by the care
less handling of farm implements. Ever%
few years the farmer has to buy a net.
sulky plow, a new reaper or mower o.
something of the kind, and when he take
the new machine home lie treats it in th.
same manner as the old one. But few
farmers would think of buying a new
carriage and leaving it stand out in the
weather for they know that would ruin it
at once, but many of them will pay three
hundred dollars for a reaper and leave it
standing in the yard until the harvest is
ready, and then let it stand in the field
the rest of the summer. In ourconversr
tion with agricultural implement dealers
we have referred to this and are invaria
bly assured that this is one of the princi
pal sources of destruction and that if
farmers exercised more care their sales
would be reduced nearly one-half to say
the least. Will not our farmer friends
take warning and without further delay
build an implement house.
aRRIOATION OF TREES.
This is a subject that every gardner and
farmer should understand. Trees, on dif
ferent soils, do not prosper under the
same treatment. The soil has a great
deal to do with the irrigation of trees.
For instance, a soil that is loose, where
the water will sink, can be irrigated freely;
the moisture sinks and does not spread;
but a loose, loamy soil, with hardpan
eighteen or twenty inches deep, will not a
stand much water, for It cannot sink but I
stays around the roots of the trees, and if i
watered too freely they will become sick- I
ly, the leaves will turn yellow, and in
time the tree will die. A small tree, just I
planted, will prosper for a few years, but a
will not live to any great age. Such soil I
is not good for fruit trees, as they may be
Injured in one year by excessive watt r
nAfter a tree Is once established It does
not require much water, unless heavily I
loaded with fruit; then it will stand more.
Fruit requires a great deal of water to
We do not advocate the giving of much
water in the forepart of the season, for
young and tender; but when the leaves r
are fully grown they throw off more
moisture than when they are small, for at
this season of the year the feeders are in
full operation and will absorb too much
moisture, which injures the leaves so they c
are of no value to the tree. The leaves
act as lungs of the trees, and it is neces
sary to have them in good order to have
good fruit and healthy trees. c
In starting water on bench lands, it is
best to run the water close around so that
the roots of the tree will be in the middle n
of the furrow. This may seem strange to P
many, but those who try it will realize the ci
great advantage that can be derived from w
this mode of Irrigation, Bench land, as a ci
rule Is dry and hard and water does not
penetrate it freely; many who pretend to
Irrigate their young orchards only get ci
them wet on one side, and many times .i
the tree scarcely gets wet at all; but when th
the tree is in the furrow, or a little ditch a
for watering them, the water gets to the m
roots; it also packs the soil solid around ca
them. While advocating this system of be
Irrigation on bench land, on low or bot
tom ground different systems seem to be
necessary. Run the water close enough
to the trees so that it will strike the roots. to
In planting trees, whether on wet or de
dry ground, we advocate watering them
In, for the simple reason that water will
pack the soil around the roots better than
any other process, and it needs this to in- ge
sure success. In planting trees on soil mi
with hardpan under it, dig a hole about
four feet across, through the hardpan, in:
then throw in a barrow full of bones aind
rocks; fill up with good soil and plant.
You will find the trees thrive much better
when planted in this manneron such soil,
for this mode of planting strikes the hap- shi
py medium-neither too wet or too dry.
On bench lands, when the tree becomes yal
large, water should be run on both sides, chi
not too far from the tree, so that it will
soak to the roots well. This is especially
necessary when loaded with fruit.
WIT AND HUMOR.
A very pretty commentary upon the
intelligent way in which much philan
thropic work is done was afforded the
other day by a vivacious lady who is of
ten concerned in such labor, She was re
lating to a friend how much difficulty she
and a few other pious souls had ill raising
a sum of money sufficient to send a fe
male missionary to Constantinople.
"We did have to work so hard," she said
pathetically. "People absolutely refused
to be interested. We held fairs and made
people buy things; and we had parlor
concerts and actually forced our friends
to take tickets; and we sewed and we beg.
ged subscriptions. But now we've got
the money and its worth all our trouble to
see the zeal of the young iady we are go
ing to send out. Of course she won't in
troduce religion at first, until she's won
their regard; but she's bought a Turkish
grimmer, and she's so eager to Ibgi, to
civilize tie Turks, and she hais sulch clev
er idars about how to go to work, too."
"But how will she go to work.' the
friend inquired. "What will site tclch
"Oh, all sorts of nice things," the other
returned rapturously. "Things that tend
to elevate. She'll teacht them to-to
why, to eat with knives and forks and not
to have harems and to sit on chairs."
tHer friend asked no more questions."-
"How do you like my new dress?" in
quired Mrs. DeJaison of her husband.
"Isn't it a little-"
"No, it isn't. Now, Alfred I think you
ii, arejust horrid. It's the new color, emer
, aid green."
i "Yes, dear, but I was only going to
"Oh, I know! That it isn't the color I
r, ought to wear. !f it was that horrid Miss
- you would think it lovely."
"But I didn't mean- "
"Yes, you (lid, tqo. You're mean
enough for anything. And you never
noticed my new chip ihat, either."
w "Why, my love, I thought-"
"You thought! Of course you did-that
it makes me look frightful. I-I-(sob,
sob)-declare it's too bad!"
t "If you'd only let me speak- "
"Speak! Why! what else have you done
for the last half hour-just to find fault,
too, with everything I had on. Whati'
5 that? A diamond for my birthday pres
d ent? Oh, you dear, precious old sweet!
Why didn't you say so? I could not im
agine what you wanted to say."-Detroit
Mistress- Bridget, I don't think the
flavor of the tea is as fine as the last we
Bridget-Faith, mum, an' me cousins
s are of the selfsame opinion. They saki t
last avenin' that the aromy were bastely.
The people of Mississippi want immi
1 grants, but they warn intending settlers
that they must vote the democratic ticket t
and spell 'legro" with two g's.
When he was blown up by the prema- s
ture explosion of a bomb he was con- I
structing, he was asked if he had any
special request to make before he passe dI
from this earth. "Yes," he feebly moan
ed, quivering with pain; "please see that
the newspapers don t head the account of b
my death with the old chestnut, 'Hoist by d
his own petard!"' The promise was given e
and he passed away with a smile of sweet
content on his face.-Drake's Magazine. t
One of the New England delegates to
the St. Louis convention was much im
pressed with the quality of beer that was tl
on tap in the Mound city. "I tell you," tl
he said, "that stuff is the very necktie of n
the Gods." fi
Slobby (whose uncle has given him a P
nickel, Uncle James, instead of a dollar."
Uncle James (astonished)-But Bobby, b
a dollar is better than a nickle. a
Bobby-That's the trouble; if its a dol- tl
lay, pa will want it; if its only a nickle, I
can have it.-Epoch.
Mr. Cleveland is in three grammatical a
cases at the same time. The St. Louis di
convention shows him to be in the nomi. w
native case; his grip on the democratic di
party shows him to be in the possessive e1
case; and his efforts to remain in the a'
white house place him in the objective -
A sixty pound negro boy recently
caught a sixty-five pound catfish in the yr
Mississippi river. This is less painful be
than when a sixty-pound crocodile catches
a seventy.five.pound negro boy. The boy re
makes one meal for the crocodile, but the
catfish makes more than one meal for the tic
The protection democrats are reported
s. to be resigned, but it is the resignation of
"Do you know of anybody who has a
good dog for sale?" asked one travelling
i man of another.
"Yes, I've got one myself. Fine ani
Sial. I think he would just suit you."
"What kind of a (og is it?"
"Yes. Shall I bring him around to
show him to you ?"
"No, thanks. I've got a whole back
yard full of hens. I want a dog."---Mer
A wire guu has been tried at Shoebury
ness, Engandti, which can send a shell
weighing 500 pounilds a distance of twelve
Webster's Rochester Speeeh.
'Tis an old story, but historically accu
rate and very good, which L. 1B. Proctor
has been telling the lawyers of the State
Bar Association at Albany, of the speech
he heard Daniel Webster make once at
Rochester after a dinner in which chain
pagne was the leading ingredient. The
speech was a short one for reasons too
potent for even greatness to withstand,
and it went thus: "Men and wonle---or
properly, ladies and gentlemen-of IRoch
ester-I sam glad to see you atuid lanm glad
to see your noble city of which you are
proud. Gentlemen, I 'aw your falls,
which l an told are 150 high. What it
tremendous height! And this an interest
ing fact. Gentlemen Riome had its
Caesar, her Sciplio, her Brutus, but Rliose
in her proudest day never had a water
fall 150 feet high. Gentlenmen, UGreece
had her Pericles, her D)emno.thnues ndl
Socrates, but Greece in her palniest day,
never--no,never-had it water-fall 150
feet high. Men if Rochester, go on, with
your great water-fall. Goon! No p't'oile
ever lost their liberties who hiad a W.ater
fall 150 feet high
A tug at the great statesman's coat tails
cut short his eloquent tribute the falls of
the Genesee, made faiumnus by Sam IP itchi's
S ALWAYS THE SAME.
The Detroit Free Press Describe,
Some of the Prevailing Sym
toms in the Summer Ex
7 a. m.-On board the train. Every
body looking fresh. New bonnets, new
gowns, new boots. Large crowd. Pretty
' girls, slim beaux, fat babies, smiling
parents. Destination-neighboring town
Occasion-picnic--Fourth of July-b-ig
affair-procession, speech, etc, etc. Band
plays, bell rings, lost baby handed on
board. Handkerchiefs waved. We are off.
8:30-We stop-suddenly. Report of
train robbers. Ladies faint--gentlemen
t don't-hold the door and call police-con.
nuctor appears-explains-engine broke
send for another. Wait two hours
tdismay-too late for dinner. Gentlemen
go outside and smoke. Ladies sing, land
plays, babies cry. Paper collars flatten
out, bangs wilt. Thermometer begins to
10 a. m.--Relief train. Excursion stock
goes up. Chance for dinner. Start again.
10.15-Stop again. Resignation. Cause
this time, steam gives out. Wish expressed
to mob somebody. We don't do it. Too
warnm Another start.
10.30-At last! We arrive. Music, flags,
procession. Everybc ly in galla atsire.
We join them. Theremometer continues
to rise. Ditto dust, ditto carriage hire.
12 m.-At the grounds. Big jam. )e-.
man:d for ice water, demand for beer, es
pecially beer. Dinner! "Charge of the
Light brigade," and seventeen others.
2 p. m.---Bones, breald crumbs, desola
tion, empty tables, replete humanity.
3 p. m.-Dancing Mercury running over.
Some sit in the shade and snore. Some
don't-parade in the grove: silly but
suits them. Ice cream, romantic people.
Result: Cholera morbus.
4 p. m.-More dancing, more mashes,
more cream, more c. m.
5 p. m.-Tlhe same.
6:30 p. m.-We return: the train: all
aboard; wilted banners; wilted pocket
books; broken umbrellas; mixed babies;
dust, cinders, smoke, lost tickets lost dig
estion, headaches, backaches, bunion
aches, ice cream aches, "A splendid
A Great Man.
"Beg pardon, sir," said the passenger on
the front seat, turning round to speal: to
the man on the seat behind him, "but I
must have met you somewhere. Your
face is strangely familiar." "You have
probably seen my portrait in most of the
papers." replied the man, with the calm
die'lit dt€ýýraPr domn Y cFPilv Nti«e o rildUP.
son three-dollar shoe." With another
look at the face of the great man the
abashed questioner went off and sat oni
the coal-box.-Chicago Tribune.
His Unorthogaphical Dad
Father-So the teacher kept you in
:al after school for being late this morning,
is did he?" To'mmy-Yes sir." But
ni wrote you an excuse." "I know it, but I
tic didn't want to give you away to the teach.
ye er, so kept it in pocket." how give me
e away?" It was full of misspelled words."
Saving His Reputation.
1y Kind 01d Lady-Little boy, woulden't
'e you like to go Sabbath school and learn to
ul be good.
es Little boy--No'm; it would ruin me
e Kiind Old Lady-Ruin your reputa
Little Boy-Yes'm: I'm known as the
"bad boy of the block."-Life.
Several Queer Verdicts.
The duties of those who serve on coro
ners juries do not ordinarily suggest any
a thing very funny, and yet some laugha
g ble results come from their work, partic.
ularly if they do not understand what is
- expected of them. An amusing story is
told of a verdict brought in by a western
jury empanelled to inquire into the cause
of the death of a mal suplposed to have
committed suicide. The verdict was brief
0 andto to the point. The foreman saying
k "Wce the jury, find the deceased guilty
Another jury examined a great many
witnesses ill the case of a mant run over
by a railroan engine. Thlverdict was:
1 "We find hiin to have come to hisdeath
by being cut in two by ia railroad engine,
whereby he could not breatle, hence he
choked to dleath."
A coroner's jury il the backwoods of
Missouri heard all the evidence in the
case of a mllaa killed bv at runaway team,
r and brought itn the following verdict:
"The jury finds the dead d.eceased to
have come to his death at the hands of a
runaway team, the horses thereof being
t blameless, they being frightened by a
It is told of an old German that sat
stolidly adl stupidly osn a coroner's jury
asd listened to all tile evidence, after
which he walked over toward tile corpse
with some degree of curiosity, Lifting
the cloth he started back, turning to the
othler jlurymeln in aimazement and afflriglt, I
iant cried out:
"inie Gott, shentlemen, ldot man ishi
A jury in a Missouri rural commusnity
tlelilberated three hosurs over- thle corpse of
ea Wo.i:n blurnled by the explosion of ua
kerosene lamsip. 'se following ves-dict
waits then anntounced in writing:
"Ilesolved. That tie diszeased was
burnt to seth. The joolry."
A nau sutpposed to Ie a trnmp, was
fosund dead in the woods out west, is jury
inquiredl insto the case of his death, and
reported as follows:
"The jury does not find that the deadi
man has been foully dealt with, and is of
the opinion that he died simply because
his tite hadi comle and there was no get
ting out of it.
MEarries Ce oallett,
Real Estate, Insurance Agents and Mining Brokers.
PROPRIETORS OF THE
"Fairview Addition" to the City of Great Falls.
Ofice on Central Avenue Correspondence Solicited
H. MATTHES & ROEHL,
GREAT FALLS, MONTANA.
Elegantly Furnished. Dining Room Unsurpassed.
RATES $2.00 PER DAY SECOND AVENUE SOUTH
On Central Avenue,
Next door to LapeYre's Drug store, are the
ESTEY AND CAMP
Parties desiring to
BUY OR RENT A PIANO OR ORGAN
Should leave orders with them as they are agents
for Montana, They also keep in stock a fine
C. T. WERNECKE
Groceries, Notions, Fruit.
BARGAIN COUNTER GOODS.
Crockery and Lamps,
FRESH CANDIES AND NUTS.
Kennedy's Fancy Biscuits in thirty different
Fish, Salt and Fresh. Poultry.
CROWN SEWING MACHINES.
CAMP AND RANCH OUTFITS.
Great Falls Bakery.
BREAD, CAMES AND PIES
Of Every Descrijfon.
AThird-Street South, betwren First and Second
N.a . Private Parties alld Suppl)ers
F. M. MORGAN,
Architect and Sulerirtendent
Plans, Specifications and estimates given on
short notice. Office next door to postoffics
MRS. JAMES LAWLER'S
GREAT SALE OF
Spring -- and -- Snmmer - Goods.
THE LARGEST STOCK IN
Near Milwaukee House, Great Falls, M. T.
C. A. CROWDER'S
FIRST-CLASS DINING ROOM.
First avenue South and Second street, back of
Murphy, Maclay & Co's store.o
W. P. BEACHLEY,
GENERAL STATIONERY AND
A Full Line of Legal
Blanks for Sale.
Corner of Central avenue and Fourth Street.
F. KRAMBECK, Proprietor.
Central Avenue and Fourth Street, Great Falls
SSECOND AVENUE SOUTH
) C. A. BROADWATER, President. C. M. WEBSTER, Secretary.
PARIS GIBSON, Vice-President. A. E. DICKERMAN, Treasurer
, are the THE GREAT FALLS
nsWater-Power &Tonsite Co,
RS, THE INDUSTRIAL CITY.
GREAT FALLS, having the greatest available water-power on the American
cE continent, Is destined to be the chief industrial city of the northwest. The Montana
Smelting Company is now erecting here the largest works for the reduction of ores
in the United States, and other extensive manufacturing enterprises will soon be
ise GREAT FALLS is now the terminus of three railroads-the St. Paul, 3Iinne
apolis & Manitoba, the Montana Central and the treat F.nl! and Sand Coulee line.
"D. It is the Commercial Center of No'tiihern Montana,
TpsiIt has a population of 2,000 and is growing rapidly. Enterprises now under way
UT. and to be inaugurated will more thtan double the population this year.
different town the Rocky Mountain region offers greater inducements to the settler
or investor, and all such are respectfully invited to conic eald see for themnselves.
For information regarding GREAT FALLS and seturrounding country, aldress
CHAS. M. WEBSTER, Secretary,
NES. Great Falls, Montana.
PIES LARGE STOCK! LOW PRICES i
ond Budge & Kenkel,
tp pers Second Street, Third Door from Postoffice.
idat PHIL. GIBSON,
ive o Insurance, Loans and Abstracts. I
Sn THE PARK HOTEL,
(Under New Management.)
The Only First-Clasa House in Fine Billiard - Room and Bar
Great Falls. Ste d wRth a
Dds. OFFICE OPEN DAY AND NIGHT CHOICE LIQUORS D CIGARSth
. T Central Avenue and Park Drive.
JULIUS HORST, Proprietor.
Se. DUNLAP & MITCHELL,
:.o, Dealers in Groceries and Provisions.
YY A Share of Yonr Patronage Solicited.
oa e a GRE"AT FALLS, MONT.
gal z'- M. M. ,Y
t. Expert Tonsorial Artist. Park Hotel, Great Falls
NT n onnection, the .Bet-Adpoited Bath-Rooms in the City. d
Great FaOls Boat House, tBroadwirb sy1water .1
Fals cordially invited to call and see ale, gcars, Claret.tt Lm oa e wtr All are I
J. D. TAve nu u. n,: r