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LOTS FOR EVERYBODY IN
Highland Park! Prices From $25 to $150 Highland Park
According to Location. i land Park
Correspondence Solicited : : HANKS & McCLELLAND, :: Central Avenue.
he only complete and
the largest stock of
In Northern Montana
at C. P. Thomson's
Dry - Goods - House
County agency for SINGER and DO
MESTIC SEWING MACHINES
1 have made a 75 foot carpet room in the
basement which is filled with the
newest designs in carpets
Let your electric light shine.
Now Is the time to catch fish.
John Clinton drives a new rig.
The marriage boom seems to have
Mr. Taylor now has an assistant in the
A childrens' picnic will be held in the
Frank Wilcox left last Monday for
There are a few cases of whooping
ough in town.
Messrs. Lapeyre Bros. seem to be doing
fair drug business.
The heating apparatus is being placed
in the Minot building.
A slight runaway occurred on Central
ravenue Thursday afternoon.
The railroad to the Sand Coulee coal
ines is now in good shape.
An artistic sign decorates Mr. Phil Gib
n's fine plate-glass window.
Mr. C. T. Day is paying very close at
tention to his lumber business.
"Out of town" has appeared on Dr.
rutcher's slate for the past few days.
A team was sold at auction Thursday
n front of the Minot hall on Central av
The large moving and express wagons
have been used considerably the past
It will be lawful to shoot game after
.the 15th Inst., the game law expires on
At half past nine o'clock yesterday
-morning 24 teams were counted on Cent
The buffalo bone business is quite
!lively along the line of the Manitoba in
tthe Milk river valley.
Theodore Burgett and Miss Jennie
King were united in the holy bonds of
atrimony on Tuesday last by Justice
The rain Thursday evening was very
acceptable indeed. It was just about
ieavy enough to lay the dust in good
The first Montana Central passenger
in out of Helena toward Butte made
lhambra Springs, 18 miles, in just 29
Some fellow with inadequate under
nding is liable to take a tumble off of f
te side walk on 3rd street between Cen
al and First avenue South.
Mr. Webster has not suffered any dele- t
rious effects from his trip to the Judith h
untry, but, on the contrary, he has
ained flesh and is looking very well. g
Friday was a delightful day. The t
osphere was cool and fresh. There r
.no dust, no heat and no wind. Sure- 1
no one could find fault with yester- V
:The reat clouds of dust on Central av
Sue Thursday afternoon caused the per- tl
.s sitting on the Park hotel veranda to U
.k the interior of the hotel in a per- ti
4.ptory manner. 1
,'Lots in the Highland Park addition tL
selling well. When this city has a ,i
ittion of ten thousand-which will R
shwu two years from Christmas-lots
mat addition will be worth two, four
1=re baPodred dollars each. hi
e sal.ie of Great Falls' real estate is
g gr Idataliy enhanced and those who
fort. dste enough to invest in prop
here t wo years ago can sell it to-day i0
it ,good ro vd profit. Lots that were
for $200 sre now worth $2,000. tl
e redman l~, durng the hot weather, of
ing of beaut r and joy forever(to those w,
m he strikes" for a loan). Most of th
have discaal'ded the blanket and dc
robed in the'?r traditional costume co
k the streets, w earing a perspiring pe
le and a palm leaf fun, which they wi
dle with the ease ym, pace of sco- sh
ite at a ball, #i+
The territorial convention ought to be
held at Great Falls.
A number of strangers were in the city
the first of the week.
The conventional pedler has been
around town this week.
The old building on First-avenue South
ought to take it tumble.
It is said that there are a number of
cases of measles around town.
Phil Gibson has moved into his new
office which is a very pleasant one.
The appearance of the park has been
improved by cutting down the weeds.
Butte mining men are investing in min
ing properties along the Montana Cent
W. W. Stewart, superintendent of the
smelter went to Helena the fore part of
Wm. Shiller has a very nice sign on the
front of his new boot and shoe store on
Rock is being taken out in large quan
tities near the depot. It will be used for
A large number of people in this city
are in sympathy with Mr. Maguire because
of his deplorable loss.
Great Falls will soon have a first-class
restaurant on Second street between Cen
tral and First avenue South.
There are some old cellars about town
into which everything from a beer bottle
to a lumber wagon is thrown.
C. C. Ray, representing Deering & Co.
of Chicago has been distributing many
mowing machines about the country.
The American Express company have
moved into their new quarteals in the
Gibson building, and are in shape to
Miss Shultz, the young lady who has
been quite ill since the Fourth of July, is
convalescing, and her friends think she
will soon be restored to health.
The ranchmen are busy cutting their
grain and putting u;" large stacks of hay.
iange cattle and horses are fat and it
will take a severe winter to seriously in
Mr. T. F. Young, who has been acting
as night operator for the Rocky Mountain
and Montana Central Telegraph com
panies, has relinquished his position at
The vast coal fields of Sand Coulee,
from six to eight miles distant by rail,
have been prospected thorouhgly and
known to be not only inexhaustible but
of very superior quality.
H. A. Fry who is interested in real
estate in Great Falls left Wednesday for
Virginia, but before doing so he came
in and subscribed for the LEADER. Mr. t
Fry will likely remain in Virginia for
C. M. Webster, the secretary of the
Townsite company and Mr. Todd returned
the first of tue week from a trip to the
Judith country. They had a very fine
time and were much impressed with the
general appearance of the country.
At a recent tvne-writine enntpat in ('i·~
ais irecent type-writing contest in Cin
cinnati ninety-six words were written in
a minute. There is a type-writer opera
tor in Great Falls who wrote 104 words
in a minute at acontest in Chicago, which
was the best record ever made on a writ
Prof. Cozy Norris, with his $20,000
challenge troupe of educated dogs, gave
an interesting entertainment in Minot hall
last Tuesday evening. Those who were
in attendance say that it was a regular
dog kingdom. One little fellow said he
had a "dog-on" good time.
Harry Millard, from Belt creek, was in
town yesterday. Mr. Millard has a fine
coal mine at Belt creek and would rejoice
to see a branch of the Sand Coulee rail
road run ui. that way. He is thinking
of sending specimens of coking and other
coal to the Minneapolis exposition. p
The Cataract Mill Company uses the '
Eureka packer with H. A. Barnard's v
sacking attachment. The mill has been
running for the past two weeks and turns v
out a very fine grade of flour. It is a l
model mill and should be visited by all ti
who are interested in the manufacture of
flour in Montana.
Jonas Higgins, who died unexpectedly G
Monday evening, was one of the old- 01
timers of Montana. For several years he si
has been a resident of White Sulphur ct
Springs, and was the owner of the Hig- R
gins house. He was much interested in T
the growth of Great Falls, and had some G
real estate here. His daughter was the li
wife of T. E. Collins, who started for 1ni
White Sulphur Springs, Tuesday, to at- hi
tend the funeral.
Since the transfer of one terminus of br
the stage mail route from Great Falls to ci
Ulm, letters usually come through on s1
time, but the paper mail is, if anything, vs
more irregular than ever. Sometimes the tr
Helena and Benton dailies skip two or li
three mails, then one, perhaps two, ar
rive, but half the papers never reach us.
River Press states that the railroad does liii
not run on time, fails to connect, etc., but tii
what becomes of the papers that never get I
here?-Choteau Calumet. cA
Last Tuesday night our copular citizen,
iMr. Phil Gibson,entertained in a glorious ul
manner a number of his friends. The wi
event was one calculated to commemorate wi
the opening of his new office on Central ini
avenue. Phil was royal in the treatment the
3f his friends, and they thought he never wi
would quit Philing them with good po
things. Everyone had a good time. Phil gr
loes an extensive insurance business in pn
:onnection with his other work, and any we
wrson desiring a policy for any sum aft
written up and courteous treatment, of
hould not fail to visit Phil Gibson and at
tis neat, metropolitan-like office. tin
Send in your subscriptions to the
Bach, Cory & Co. have decorated the
front of their new hardware store with a
The foul water standing in the cellars
on Central avenue is enough to cause
Eastern drummers are frequent visitors
to Great Falls. They go away favorably
impressed with the city.
Mrs. Wellington will likely move into
her new quarters in a few days. She in
tends to keep a first-class boarding house.
The photographer was out with his
camera last Monday afternoon to photo
graph the large crowd of spectators and
the tight rope walker.
A meeting will be held at Cascade, Sat
urday, August 11th, to organize a bridge
company. Fitteen thousand dollars has
already been subscribed.
Mr. Jones, representing the Home Li
brary association of Chicago, has deliv
ered his books to members in this city,
and left for a new field of labor.
The stone masons, bricklayers, carpen
ters, painters, teamsters, expressmen, wa
gon makers, carriage makers, and black
smiths have all been busy this week.
Col. Daniel Searles, formerlgy editor of
the Live Stock Journal, left Tuesday for
Fort Beaton to manage the River Press.
lIe will help Todd on the wool market,
which has used all his strength.
Great Falls' display of agricultural and
mineral products at the Minneapolis ex
position will be worthy the emulation of
less progressive Montana cities. Once
again will she come to the front.
The territorial fair commencesthe 20th
of this month at Helena. As a rule the
large attendance of state and territorial
fairs is conductive of much good. The
farmers oftimes receive valuable pointers a
Mr. Fred W. Anderson, of Great Falls,
has been appointed as a special agent of
tie agricultural bureau at Washington
for Montana. He will make his head
quarters at GreAtt Falls. His salary is
$1,000 a year.
Visitors to Helena say that in the Cos
nopolitan hotel can be seen a gold nug
get weighing 62 ounces, its cash value d
being $800 It is a clean gold nugget, i
and one of the most remarkable finds in
tle Rocky mountains.
Philipsburg had a cloud-burst last
week that cleaned the town of all the old
tin cans, cast-off clothing and dead cats
that had been accumulatine in and
around it for years. Such a visitation
would materially benefit Great Falls.
Mr. Tyler made a trip to the Sand ti
Coulee coal mines, and says he is quite
favorably impressed with their prospect; n
that he can see no reason why coal should
not be taken out in laro e quantities
and delivered in Great Falls and else
where for a nominal price per ton.
All persons conversant with the devel
npment of the country know that cheap i
fuel cuts an important figure, and is a a
great incentive to tile capitalist and b
laborer. It is to be hoped that Great
'alls will be able to offer that as an in-I
Iucement to eastern people seeking a
some in the west.
Gov. Leslie has offered a reward of at
$500 each for the apprehension and con
viction of the parties who recently pois
oned Williams at Missoula, thereby caus
ing his death. The guilty parties are
still at large, and the governor's reward
is intended to stimulate the efforts being
made for their capture.
We understand that Messrs. Bach,Cory
& Co. have put in a $15,000 stock of hard
ware. That is a big stock to carry in a
town of 2,500 inhabitants, considering the t
fact that there are three other first-class t
hardware establishments here. We doubt
whether there is another such a stock of s
hardware in the territory of Montana. c
The Western Union Telegraph com- s
pany has rented an office in this city and h
will soon be in shape to transact business.
Two commercial telegraph companies
will be represented in this city. There o
will be a railroad telegraph office as well. b
We know of cities containing 100,000 in- a
habitants that have only two commercial i
A correspondent of the Spring Valley is
Gazette writes of Great Falls as follows: ri
Great Falls is a very enterprising city ei
of about 2,500 population, very beautifully n
situated on the banks of the Missouri, and
commanding a magnificent view of the
Rockies, including the snowy range.
There can be but little doubt but that U
Great Falls, in the immediate future will F
be an important center for mining, man
ufacturing and grazing industries, as it h
has a very large country tributary to it.
If it required a monetary incentive to fe
bring to this city a large woolen mill, the in
citizens would undoubtedly be liberal If
subscribers. Because of the wonderful ad- be
vantages afforded by this the natural me- ve
tropolis of Montana, capitalists seeking a
location for such an enterprise will not
go to Bozeman or Helena when this city's se
natural inducements are recognized. -A t
large woolen mill will never be any more
than a coveted prize to Bozeman and N
Helena, and Great Falls, as is usually the
uase, will scoop in the confectionery. h
There is a scheme on foot to "harness fai
pp" Niagara. Ere long the vastavailable so
water-power of the Missouri at this point be
vill be utilized in lieu of steam to run me
unumerable mills. The prospectus of me
he Niagara company states that they Ni
will be able to produce a 110,000 horse- be
tower, and that that would be nmuch Mi
reater than all other available water tas
•owers in the country combined, It gri
vould not seem that the projectors of the ink
forementioned scheme had ever heard spi
if the 1,000,000 horse-power slumbering the
1t this point, a'waiting its mighty utiliz- no
The young ladies are missing the gal
lant Frank Wilcox, who tore himself e
away, Monday, to see his Minneapolis t
girl and settle upon a day.
Paris Gibson left Sunday evening for n
Minneapolis, where he will spend three t
or four days and perhaps hasten the con
struction of the Neihart road.
The American Express company has I;
rented part of Mr. Phil Gibson's building n
for an office. They have recognized the b
present importance of Great Falls as well 1,
as the favorable indications for a future i
Among the arrivals at the Milwauk een
house this week were A. Decker, Gla- ti
gow, Mont.; Ira Ingraham, Sun River: HI. t
B. Smith, Grand Rapids, Mich.; H. F.
Holmes, Fort Shaw, and 1H. E. Pardlo, "
The change in the Independent man
agement.will be a good one for the paper.
which has not been very popular under
the Eastin mismanagement. Dave Marks
will make a good business manager and g
Dickinson is an able editor. ti
J. F. Churchill, the dry goods clerk of n
J. G. Baker's Benton store, accompanied it
Mr. Overfield to Great Falls. Mr. Church- o
ill says he regrets not having started into d
business here two or three years ago, si
when he had an opportunity. o
It is said that J. Perry Sherman andl
Dan Thacker have left Great Falls for
good, and many merchants and restaur- e
ant keepers mourn their loss. It is sup
posed, however,that Editor O'Dwyer will t
pay his friend Sherman's bills.
The Misses Clark, daughters of the e'
late Captain Clark, are spending a few t'
days at Judge Rolfe's. Miss Nellie Clark P
has been county superintendent of Lewis
& Clark county for several years, and is
said to have imuch dramatic talent.
Mr. Paris Gibson started for St. Paul ti
and Minneapolis the fore part of the fi
week, and will not return for ten days or at
Iwo weeks. He will very likely accomi- a
plish some things of materiality while in tl
the twinl cities for the betterment or di
(lreat Falls. si
George Overfield, connected with s.
Baker's store at Fort McLeod, came into
own Wednesday and spent the dayr.Mr.p1
3verfield met many of his old Benton fc
[riends. He will start home next Mon- i
lay, going by private conveyance 240 f,
niles from Benton.
Mr. McCune intends to open a new oi
utcher shop on First avenue south soon. "
Wr. McCune has been a resident of Fort i
Benton until quite recently, but intends lI
o make Great Falls his future home, and w
ays that this city is bound to be the it
netropolis of Montana. of
AueuRst Fishmnn iho. .n ra. . , ._
nag uun u rinurrlr1woo110 11as for a long
time been working for Frank Coomlbs,
and Miss Mina Maas, lately from Ger
many, were married on Saturday last by
Judge Rolfe. The happy couple have
gone to housekeeping and will cast their
fortunes with Great Falls.
Dr. Stephen Enmmens has discovered
anew explosive termed elmnensite. It
is calculated to take the place of high I
and low explosives, and will very likely I
be used extensively in mining in this
part of the country, as its practicablity I
has been fully demonstrated. I
rhe Manitoba railroad is arranging for
an exhibit of the products of Montana at
the Minneapolis exhibit, which opens
August 22d. The people of Cascade J
county should send in specimens of culal
and iron ore and agricultural and other
products. The beautiful salndstone in
which Great Falls abounds should lnot be \
A. J. Davidson, president of the lielena 1
hoard of trade, spent Thursday in Great t
Falls. Hle visited the reduction works, (
took in the falls and the Park theatera i
talked sheep-pelts with the butchers and II
Democracy with the unterrified; made a l
survey to see how much of his desert
2laim was outside of IBlack Ilorse lake, I
and left for Fort Benton, where he will (
eAt up his political fences and estimate "
Is chances for congress. L,
Mr. Holter, of Helena was in the city ,
n business this week. He intends to to
uild a two-story brick store on Central
uenue before long, and says Ire has faith
n the steady and sure growth of Great
falls. Mr. Holter recently made a tripto
)alifornia and on tile Pacific ocean, lie
an "old timer," having lived in this ter- J
itory a quarter of a century, and has been in
egaged in the lumber business a great
Mr. Schiller, the proprietor of the new
boot and shoe store Iha beeiV somewhat
unfortunate during his residence in (Great
Falls. On the Fourth of July it will be
remembered he was knocked down by a
horse driven rapidly through the streets.
The other dlay while putting up his new
sign on the front of the store, the ladder
fell and struck him on the head, inflict
ing quite a wound, but not a serious one.
If Mr. Schiller will hold out, there will
lie no end of this kind of gratuitous ad
It requires no descriptive elaboration to
set forth in a convincing manlner the t
truly meritorious advantages of Great
Falls as a summer resort. The far-famed
Niagara possesses no greater alttractions.
Where else in the great world is there
another such a spring? A wonderful
phenomenon emanating from a never
failing fountain head rand a paradise of
subteranean vegetation, ever verdant aid
beautiful. To the eastward c'an be seen
more of nature's handiwork--the grand I
mountains, capped with pIerennial snow. h
Nature is some !uoulent of ecstasy eln- si
bellished with a lavish hand this part of e
Montana. The grand mountains, fan
tastic in shape and glorious in height: the
great river, plunging, seething andil sura- 1
ing o'er precipitous falls; the giant
spring, immutable and immaculate, are n
the awe-inspiring instruments. There is i
no finer snmmel resort; there is no better i
and for the aesthletlIal,
The foundation of the jail has been
colnpleted, and work on the superstlne
Mr. lleine, the violinist, will give a
nulsical entertainment at the Presby.
terlan church next Monday and Tuesday
It is an interesting truth that all who h
have visited this country and Great Falls
lhve been favorably impressed with the 3
ialtral resoulrces of the country and
bright prospects for this city. Apparent
13' without an exception, all newspaper
men have depicted Great Falls anld sllr
rounding country in a truly glowing mian
1er. The available water power, the fer
tility and physical beauties of the coun- ct
try, the wonderful Giant sprinus and the li
falls and the rich and illimitable coal tl
nines have been noticed, admlired and
nost excellently depictured. F
A gentleman from Michigan who has it
had long experience in agricultural pur- m
st.its, says that irrigation il this country th
is by no means a necessity; that. the
ground has been packed hard by the
travel of centuries, and when plowed to a o0
depth of three feet, it would absorb and
etai: sufficient moisture to make it rich th
In productiveness. It is true that nuch l t
of the ground in this part of Montana
does not need the plow sunk into it to of
such a depth, aind it is also true that muchl u
af the country is in no need of irrigation. th
Vhat is needed more than anything else th
Is adequate labor. The country will
eventually be settled by sturdy, tolling H
men, men who will ever feel thankful for
the blessed privilege of tilling so good a at
soil. The major portion of the vast couni
ry lying contiguous to Great Falls will Ca
veutually be tilled with great profit, and
;o Great Falls this will mean much pros- 55
About 2 o'clock last Monday afternoon
several hundred people gathered on Cenll
tr'al avenuel to witness an aerial exhibi
tion by Mr. LeRoy. A rope was stretched I
from the top of Mr. A. Nathan's clothing 4
store across the street. The performel-i
announced that he was making a tour or a
the world, was en route to Australia,
didn't work for naught, and that he de
sired to raise the sum of $20 to defray hii
expenses while in the city. About that
sum was gathered from tllhe eager crowd. I
and the expectant people soon had the,
pleasure of witnessing Mr. LeRoy's p-e: -
formance, which was very good. I'lh
plaudillts were frequent. Mr. LeliFc
proved himself to be a good gymnast :!"
well as a high-rope walker. In the wau:l
If apology he clainled to be only a hi4
rope walker, and said that if he e· I
visited this prosperous city again, . I
hoped to find seven-story buildings t
which he could fasten his rope. Mr. I.
Itoy has performed some wonderful fea:
me of which was to cross the Grand can:
Ion of Colorado on July 4, 1882; height.
I,850 feet; length, 1,700. The highest and
ongest walk ever accomplished. This
eentlemlan Ilas also crossed the great t
Niagara. The performance Mondayal'ter
joon was fully appreciated by the :pIe
The Park--E.. L. Whitman, St. Paul; .
h. urt, Minneapolis; Pat Pattein, Cork;
Curtiss, St. Paul; A. L. Webster, New
sork; G. It. Simpson, Ilelena; C. 1.
wvlne, St. Paul ; .1. .1. (a.stard, St. Pa1I
. I). Cooper, ('ascrde; Alexandler er
;uson, Truly; N. II. Leroy, T. P.P. Stock, P
Jew York; Chas. Gordon, Gorh.am; .I. T
ewis, Brooklyn; L. '1'. Shiackelford, Fort
ienton; C. T. Wolff, Assinnioilne; .1 E. 1
hnright, San Francisco; I). Jalcobs, Sacil- it
ento; J. 1). lemedenhlall, I)ulutlh; F. P.
lcMullen. New York; G. W. Avres,
.ewiston; .lohiu M. Connelly, Milwautke; i"
V. J. Morrison, Chicago; C. Wilkinson' A
lItte City; F. Puddingtiu, Ilelena; (G. W.
lyers, Miles City; E. I[. hleckler, )Daniel w"
e;lules, Ilelen '; E. Anderson. Satdtl tI
oulee; Prof. C. Norris, Clarence I. Nor- (1
is, Minneapolis; .1. F. Tracy, Benton; .1.
[. Shephard, Chicago; Lewis Price,
elena; .1. (. Mlpulding, Ubet; Frank to
rofton, Hlouston, 'Tex.; .1. I). Iloland, SMln- t
Ird; E. A. Nelson, Crrookston; G. I, hl
verhielt, Ft. Macleod; A. I). To\wrtillot. ''
An Francisco; Miss Priest, Helena; T. II.
arkin, Ferguson; G. I. Toppais, ('hi- fo
Igo; It. Ilanilwoiod, Minneapolis; John i
ennett, IBox Elder; E. A. liuson, Lewis. ti
Six carloads of wool were shipped
[ionday last, and eight carloads remain e
n the warehouse. I
Part of the Sage Creek clip Ihas arrived,
andl the balance is expected daily. I
chquhart & Hlill have about half of h1
lher clip ol store, and the other half la
vill come ill soon. tl
.I. T. Artmington bIrought in the hig
est clip titis season, lie had atout 7-,
Fhte Sage Creeol Sheep conipany 111s- e
ess about 18,000 sheep). One-third inter- tl
st in that company was sold two years Ih
go for $25,000, and was considered cheap Ih
About two more weeks will wtnd iup
te wool season and will mark an imnpor- p
ilt era in the history of Great Falls. st
One million pounds of wool is at good I
arter for the lirst season.
Next year there will tIe a greater (Ial- ;
y of wool received than this. ('
An Enamjoyable Aftitir.
Last evening a soiree was given at the i
ark hotel for the benefit of the Excel- t
or hand. 'l'hose who have heard the of
cellent music produced by IMr. Race cr
Id his ahle assistants niay have an ap
roxinate idea of the pleasure affortded l
st evenling the mler-ry datlters. From val
te until twelve o'clock ai uninter- of
itted round of plasure chtlaracterizedt cll
e o.ccasion. Fully ione hlludredl per
IIt were ill itttlendantcce.
A new fence surrounds Mr. Paris Gib
The Beachlvy building on Central av
enue between Fourth and Fifth srteets
has been completed.
No one can say that it hAs not paid the
Ianitoba Company to build a big wool
vtire-house at Great Falls.
A much needed sidewalk has been
ulLt on Third street between First and
iecotid avenues South. Thanks.
The electric light plant is approaching
onsutnnuation and ere long the electric
ight a.1i lie flashing and flaring here
here and every where in the city.
A sidewalk from Central avenue to
lirst avettnue south on Third street facil
lates trave.t in that part of the city very
uich. Mare sidewalks are needed never
The work of excavating has been going
n for the past week for Mr. Phelps new
uilding on Certral ayenue. The foun
ation for the building will likely be
It is a pleasure t A note thq construciton
f churches in Great Falls, as it tends to
egative all manner of doubt regarding
he intelligence and progressiveness of
he citizens of this place.
The Episcopal chnrch,cor. of 6th street
ad Third avenue North, will be finished
i about three weeks. It is a frame
tructure 24x42, and will have a seating
apacity of about r00 persons
James Lawler is building a large man
ard roof residence on 7th avenue South
etween Second and Third streets. The
uilding will very likely present a credit
ble appearance when completed.
Work has been commenced on the de
solition of the old building on First av
nue south that was used for a bowling
lley. This is the buildin.- ':lblcl has
ccasioned so much conmmt.;. It- re
aoval will be a good thing.
The foundation for the Methodist
Lurch, cor. of 6tlrstreet n;ld Se:.tod c-:
nue north has been laid, and work on
ae superstructure will Ibe i'llnlmienceed
2on. It has not yetbeen decided whether
ie building will be a brick or a frame
Mr. Morgan, the architect, is drawingr
ie plans for the Phelps I'alding on Cen
al avenue. It will h, a two-story
ressed brick structure, nd will Ihave
late-glass windows and galvanized iron
lruices. Judging from the apipearance
fthe plan the building will possess
much architectural beauty.
Acable 7,500 long is to connect Aus
tralia andi Canada.
Butte City is trying to persuade the
Montana Central to locate its shops in
Travel on the Northern Pacific is
greater than ever before at this season of
The proposition to incorporate the city
of Deer Lodge was carried by a majority
of 8 votes.
IHailstones weighing two pounds are re.
Iortedl to have fallen during a recent
storm in India.
Recent volcanic eruptions in Japan
have caused the death of 400 people and
injured 1000 more.
Six persons were drowned while cross
ing the Arkansas river near Ft. Smith,
The contract for the stone and brick
work on the Helena smelter has been let
to Vogel and Dvans. It will require ii,
000 perch of stone and 2,000,000 bricks.
Protection to American industries and
to American labor is a principle near to
the hearts of American people, and it is
bound to down Cleveland and the Demo
iratic party.--felena Herald.
Col. Broadwater is having plans drawn
for a $15,000 hotel at his hot springs near
Ilelena. lie will also build several cot
tages and supply theml with hot and cold
water direct from the springs.
The premium list of the Montana Agri
cultural, Mineral and Mechanical associ
ation has been issued. The nineteenth
annual exhibition will take place at Hel
ena August 20 to 25. Premiums and
purses offered, $15,000.
There is a centenarian over in eastern
Vashington said to be 105 years old. He
has always been a procrastinating cuss
Ind has continually postponed dying to
this late date. It is quite probable he
will put it off to the last minute.
The prisoners confined in the city jail
nade a strike for liberty Thursday night,
ut were discovered in time to prevent an
scape. A pick was handed in through
he lars Iby some unknown person, and
iad they not been disturbed they would
save been at liberty in five minutes.
A female prisoner was sent to the Iowa
ienitentiary from Sioux City for horse
tealing, who, for the past six years, has
:assed off totr a man. She was living
vith another womanli, who was supp useid
abe a wife, and the two had adopted a
aby. She had assumed the name of
harles Miller and worked as a farm la
Col. Hawkins held his fourth tenmper
nce meeting at the Grand-street church
'riday evening. The meeting was well
ttended, and the lecture upon the effects
f intelpelrance as producing vice and
rime and disease was handled in a very
ile manner. Ehlder Stanley, of Stevens
ille, was present, and gaive an account
f the temperance work in Bitter Hoot
alley by the colonel, and spoke feelingly
f the hand of hlpe work with the
hillren. At the c.lose of the meeting
venty-one signed the pledge.--Helena