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LOTS FOR EVERYBODY IN
. Prices From $25 to $150 .
, According to Location.
Correspondence Solicited ::: HANKS & McCLELLAND, : : Central Avenue.
L 1 1 Mr Wetzel went to Helena Thursday Messrs Murnhy. Maday & (k have n The not..m.: - . .. . . I
The 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 tilled with the
newest designs in carpets
Dr. Crutcher returned yesterday from
a trip to the Pacific coast.
Lumber to be used in building an ad
dition to the Park theatre is being hauled.
A number of persons have been con
templating a visit to the territorial fair at
There is no doubt but that the Boston
and Montana smelter will be located at
P. P. Shelby, ceneral manager of the
Montana Central, arrived in Great Falls
A number of citizens were out the other
,daywith their shotguns practicing for the
It is ia wonder that more wells and cis
'terns are not in use in Great Falls. They
are needeI very much indeed.
The River Press calls Great Falls one
,of Benton's suburban towns. Tis thus
the tail is made to wag the dog.
All who have the admirable felicity of
discovering the beautiful in simplicity
will admire the depots at this place.
Race Bros. have a fine Estey piano for
sale. Please ca ll and see it. Central av
enue, near Lapeyre Bros, drug store.
It is usually nnderstood that towns of
any importance have base ball nines. One
•oughtto be organized in Great Falls.
Regular trains finely equipped with
diming and sleeping cars, will soon lbe
runniing between St. Paul and Helena.
All arrangements have been made to
put in a complete set of water works anti
they will be in running order before win
Mr. L. DeLestry, the correspondent of
the Minneapolis Tribune, has secured a
reportorial position on the Helena Inde
On account of the low rates of trans
portation from St. Paul to Great Falls
and return, many persons will embrace
ithe opportunity to visit this promising
Mr. Collett, of the firm of Barnes & Col
lett, real estate dealers in this city, has
,executed a very creditable map of Great
Fal.e, showing the contiguity of the Fair
Strangers express much surprise at
finding the water of the Missouri river so
clear. It is said that the low condition
.of the mountain streams at the river's
source causes the clarification.
Mr. C. F. Fullerton, who recently be
gan business on First avenue south, be
tween Second and Third streets, in addi
tion to his regular stock of fruits, confec
tionery, etc., now carries a full line of
blank books, stationery, periodicals, no
In 1880 the coal taken front Montana
mines amounted to about 200,000 tons. It
is understood that 300,000 tons will be
taken out annually at the Sand Coulee
coal mines. The importance of these
great mines when fully developed will be
a surprize to the natives.
Please refer to Mr. L. A. Winchester's
advertisement. Mr. Winchester deals in
pumps, windmills and hay tools, water
supply goods oft all kinds and machinery
of every description. First avenue south
between Park drive and Second street.
Please call on hint when in need of any
thing in his line.
In this issue we give Great Fallsa brief
-write-up. This is done more particularly
for the benefit of strangers, to ivhom we
send several hundred copies of the
LEADER weekly. Shrewd business men
will not fall to recognize the value of the
LEADER as an advertising medium, as
aell as its usefulness in other respects.
Attention is called to the notice of the
new boarding lhouse. Mrs. Wellington
wishes it understood that she will conduct
a first-class establishment, where board
ers will receive the best accommodations.
Those who are in search of sllch a place
hould not fail to call upon this lady, on
i.econd avenue south between Third and
Mr. Wetzel went to Helena Thursday
The train from Helena was an hour
late last Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Shiller has recently had his build
ing on Central avenue painted.
Mr. James Lawler, contractor and
builder, has a new sign on his shop.
Last Tuesday it was cool enough to ne
cessitate the wearing of an overcoat.
The Maguire benefit was a great suc
cess, and a.new opera house for Butte is
Great Falls will soon have a steam
laundry, and it will be a mighty good
Our exchanges from all parts of the
territory report the crops in a splendid
Mr. Largent of Cascade, has been In the
city this week and called at the office of
A runaway occurred on Second street
last Wednesday morning. No serious
damage was done.
We have received a number of applica
tions for the LEADER from Nebraska dur
ing the past week.
It is said that there are no richer mines
in the country than those discovered in
the Belt mountains.
We had plenty of rain last Monday.
However, it was not exuberant, but great
ly benefitted the crops.
The Pioneer Hook and Ladder com
pany of Great Falls held their annual
- meeting last Tuesday evening
The construction of brick residences
gives the city a substantial look. We
trust there will be more of them built
The Sun River, Fort Shaw and Cho
teamu Stage company have a newly paint
ed sign in front of their office on Central
t Any person having any faculty of dis
cernment and powers of judgment ought
to recognize the value of such a newspa
per as the LEADER.
Jacobson, the man supposed to be crazy
is improving, and it is understood that he
e will not be sent to the Deer Lodge insane
as sylum as contemplated.
The young college students who re
cently visited this city had a jolly good
time. They thought Great Falls was
comning to the front rapidly.
The Milner & Boardman block will be
a credit to Second street. A fine large
opera house directly opposite It would be
a most excellent acquisition.
Mr. John Burke, who is well known in
Montana as it reputable gentleman, is the
Sproprietor of the Cascade hotel. Please
refer to his card in this paper.
Several car loads of hides which have
been stored in the wool warehouse were
r shipped east this week. They were pur
- chased and shipped by Theo. Gibson.
Mrs. Wetzel's little girl was taken sick
at the children's picnic last Saturday, and
had to be taken home. About 4:30 in the
afternoon it rained quite heavily, and all
of the little children received a drench
Mr. Young, the telegraph operator who
recently left the employ of the Rocky
Mountain telegraph company and Great
Falls, also left unpaid a board bill. A
muan who won't pay for what he eats is
too stingy to sweat.
A review of the town improvements
published in the LEADER for nine con.
secutive weeks, will afford a good islea of
the rapid growth of this city. Great al.sa
growth furnishes as good a criterion of h
its future importanceas could be desired.
Mr. LeRoy, the aerial artist who so re
cently favored the citizens of this place
with an entertainment, will likely walk
across Rainbow falls in the near future.
His performances are truly marvelous.
lie is a prodigy and possesses great in
Mr. William Albrecht, Great Falls'
popular furniture dealer, executes all
kinds of picture-frame work on an exten
sive scale. He has a room fitted up pur
posely for that business, where anything
in the way of fine picture-frame mould
ings can be seen.
Among the arrivals at the Milwaukee
House this week were: Chas. Gale, Man
kato; Thomas King, Judith; G. IH. Mc- i
Kean, Sun River; W. H. Barnes, Helena; t
Paul iumley, Benton; S. Newhopse, Hel- e
ella; Thos. H. Larkin, Ferguson, Mo., and t
S. O'Connor, Lewistown. t
Col. Broadwater came up from Helena
last Wednesday and in company with the v
civil engineer of the Montana Central, e
looked over the ground with a view of
commencing work upon the Neihart v
branch immediately. It is understood
that many miles of the road will be comn- v
pleted this fall. 1
Attention is respectfully called to the
advertisement of Will .. Kennedy, whole- I
sale and retail dealer in fresh meats, be
tween Third and Fourth streets, on Cen- g
tr.al avenue. Mr. Kennedy does an ex
tensive business throughout this part of
Montana. All nmail orders will receive
prompt attention. The patronage of the n
citizens is solicited. It
The LEADER would be glad to see a
library shtarted in Great Falls. Books are ai
very cheap, andl works of the best authors K
mi:ay be secured for a mere pittance. An si
association with a membershin fee of one a
dollar would have many members; with g
the money thus raised, together with what
might he obtained by giving a series of he
entertainments, which would be well pat- at
ronized by the people of Great Falls, the pt
nucleus of a library could be formed, and p
one, too, of which the citizens of Great re
FRalls need not be aIshamed. Who will C1
work it up ? et
Messrs. Murphy, Maclay & Co. have a
large elevator in their building.
Five stonemasons came from Minneap
olis a short time ago to work at Sand
Mr. Barnes, of the firm of Barnes &
Collett, real estate dealers in this city, is
still in the east.
Mr. Young, who recently relinquished
his position as night operator for the
Rocky Mountain Telegraph company, has
left the city.
Mr. H. L. Hull, contractor and builder,
has been at work for some time past upon
the Episcopal chapel. He says that the
building will be completed by the 1st
Mr. J. Pfefferly drives express wagon
No. 5. Please notice his card in this
paper, and look for his wagon on the
streets when you want anything trans
The Heines gave a very fine musical
entertainment at the Presbyterian church
the first part of the week. Mr. Heine
has great executive ability as a violinist
and Mrs. Heine as a pianist stands at the
head of the profession
The early organization of a fair associa
tion at Great Falls would be of great
benefit to this city and the surrounding
towns. There has been considerable talk
about the matter, and we trust that some
definite plan of action will soon be
The Montana Central railroad has fixed
the rate of one fare for the round trip
from Great Falls to Helena during the
territorial fair, which will be held from
August 20th to 25th inclusive. Tickets
will be on sale from August 19th to 25th,
and good to return until the 26th.
August 21st, September 11th and Octo
ber 9th and 23d, cheap rates will go into
effect which will enable persons to se
cure round-trip tickets front St. Paul to
Great Falls for $20. It is hoped that
many persons will avail themselves
of this favorable opportunity to visit this
part of Montana.
The wise man who is interested in the
future of Great Falls subscribes for the
LEADER. The circulation of the LEADER
inCascade and Northern Montana is great
er than than of any other paper. It is no
fabrication to say that it is the bestadver
tising medium in northern Montanna. The
business men of Great Falls have faith in
the probity of the LEADER--they can tell
a spot en the sun when they see it.
Mr. C. T. Wernecke, grocer, on Central
avenue, between Third and Fourth
streets, adopts this method of informing
the public that he is in receipt of a lhauge
supply of glass self-sealing fruit jars,
pints, quarts and half-gallons; also a fine
line of flower-pots, vases, parlor pots, etc.,
all finely decorated with late designs. He
is receiving large quantities of fruits,
especially adapted for canning purposes,
and selling them very cheap.
Members of this community were made
happy this week by receiving news that
work npon the Neihart branch would be
commuenced soon. This will have a ten
dency to stiffen prices on real estate and
otherwise greatly benefit Great Falls. The
civil engineer of the Montana Central
started out from this city Wednesday to
look the ground over, and it is an aissulred
fact that work will soon he commenced,
and sedulously prosecuted,
Mr. Tanhauser, an expert jeweler, is
now engaged in Messrs. Rtingwald & Car
rier's jewelry establishment on Central
avenue, near the pcst oflice. All kinds of
work in the jewelry line is respectfully
solicited, and will be executed with
promptness and efficiency. Mr. Carrier,
who isan expert workman received more
repair work than lie could possibly attend
to. Mr. Tanhauser is an able assistant
and together they will be able to turn out
work with the utmost dispatch. Messrs.
Ringwald and Carrier are constantly in
receipt of jewelry from the east. They
sell watches at eastern prices and warrant
them to give entire satisfaction. Please
call at their establishment when in want
of anything in the line of jewelry.
Yesterday morning a number of citl
zens and their wives started in vehicles
for the National Park, 200 miles distant.
The party comprised, among others, Mr.
Phelps, cashier of the First National
Bank, wife and child; Mr. Chowen, pres
ident of the Cataract mill company, and
Mr. Geo. Taylor, county attorney, accom
panied by their wives. The trip isa long
one, and the party was fully equipped to
meet the reqluirements and exigencies of
the same. It will take them seven or
eight days to reach their destination. At
the expiration of that time it is feared
they will not be in as trood condition to
enjoy the beauties of the Park as they
would if the trip was made by rail. How
ever, it is sincerely hoped that the weather
will be favorable and the trip fraught
with great enjoyment.
Mr. James McKnight, a venerable
writer and correspoindlelnt of the Chicago
Trilbune, honored the LEAOEiR by a visit
this week Mr. McKnight is an old and
illustrious member of the typographic
fraternity, and organized the first typo
graphical union on the Pacific coast. He
is a gentleman with keen inteliigence
and powers of discernment. To say that
he was greatly impressed with this city
and country would be putting it in a mild
manner; he was enthusiastic in the ex
treme. A gentleman of mature judg
ment. seasoned by years of experience
and observation. Such a man is Mr. Mc
Knight. This, lie said, is the "garden
spot" of Montana; here is the greatest
available water power on the face of the
globe; rich farming country; inexhausti
ble coal mines; grand spring with its
health conducive properties and a balmy
atmoslphere unsurpassed. He has an all
pervading spirit of faith in the future im
portance of Great Falls and a scrupulous
regard to conscience. His articles in the
Chicago Tribune ought to ie of great ben
efit to Great Falls.
The Delmonico restaurant has been
moved into the fine new quarters on See
ond street, between Central and First av
Mr. Paris Gibson has returned from his
trip to Minneapolis. He says that Great
Falls is attracting considerable attention
in the east. In regard to the Neihart
branch, Mr Gibson says that the building
of the road into the Belt district will ma
terially benefit Great Falls and the couh
try through which it will be built, and
that there are no richer mines in the
Rocky mountains than those at Barker
Mr. McKnight, the correspondent of
the Chicago Tribune, who has been here
this week, and who will give Great Falls
a glowing write-up in that important
paper, is a "dyed in the wool" Republi
can. He regards this as the greatest po
litical crisis in tile history of the coluntry.
English pounds and hounds are at work
with a view of subjugating American in
dustries and aggrandizing England.
None but Ignorant men would allow the
"wool" to be pulled over their eyes, or
recklessly favor free trade.
In the evolution of the world, the
forming of the grand falls of the Mis
souri river was wonderfully significant
and inconceivably beneficial to Montana.
Ever since the ldawn of the primitive
civilization and the development of the
physical sciences, no other theme has oc
cupied a more important place in natural
philosophy thain motion, its causation,
capabilities and application to mechanics.
Like the fallacy of the "l)hilosophers'
stone," the erroneous tenets of the an
cients have been superseded by a formu
lation of axioms, a general advancement
in the sciences and practical, useful ap
plieations. The tilne-honored fallacy of
perpetual motion gave rise to many ex
periments and useful discoveries. In the
nature of things nothing can be produced
without a cost, hence economy cuts an
important figure. But, alpropoe, here in
this favored land is the restless, pent-up
power to run a million looms, and when
developed, its unceasing toil would glad
den the hearts of millions. It should be
developed at once; it will be developed
Messrs. Chowen and Burghardt, are real
estate dealers and mining brokers. Mr.
Chowen was one of the first settlers and
investors in Great Falls, and Mr. Burg-
hardt has had sixyears exl)erience in min
ing in the Little Belt mountains in the
camps of Neihart, Barker anl other neigh
boring mining districts about sixty miles
from Great Falls. They are thoroughly
conversant with the town and neighbor
ing landl as well as with tile promising
miiing camps which are now attracting
much capital. Mr. Chowen is presi.
dent of the Cataract Mill company. Their
oflice is opposite the Park hotel. We
called on these gentlemen this week for
the purpose of securing and advertise
mnebt from them, and they were not slow
in stating that the LEADER is a good
little paper, and an advertisement in it
ought to do them some good, and it cer
tainly will. For further particulars
please refer to their new advertisemuent
in this week's paper, and correspond with
tihe gentlemen direct. We are inclined
to expatiate on this article, as it is onue of
the best items we have secured tills week.
A Branhel froml Gireat Falls to Nei
hart Mines to be Built---Work
to be Commenced lnm
When the people of this community
learned last Wednesday that work upon
the Neihart branch would be commenced
immediately, their joy was very apparent.
The bands played and men stood around
in little groups of three or four convers.
ing upon the all important topic. The
benefit Great Falls will derive from this
project will be of great materiality. The
mines of.Barker, Yogo and Neihart will
now be developed to the fullest extent,
and train loads of ore will be hauled to
the smelter at Great Falls; adequate ma
chinery can be introduced into the mines.
Real estate men are jubilant, and they
have just cause for their jubilation, for
the prices in real estate will be stiffened
and values enhanced materially. The
citizens of Great Falls have long enter
tainet the idea that these vast mines
would be tapped, but they did not think
the time so near at hand; therefore, the
idad tidings have been heralded with
great joy. Col. Broadwater, the president
of the Montana Central Railroad com
pany, and the civil engineer of that com
pany, have been looking over the ground
with a view of
COMM tENCINi woi K IMMEIDIATEILY
and sedulously prosecuting it to i ter
mination. A great many miles of this
branch will bie built this tall. Mr. Hurg
hardt, of the well known firm of ('howen
& Burghardt, real estate and miiing
brokers, has large interests in mining
property in the Belt mountains district,
and fully appreciates the importance of
this project. Thus one by one are the
great projects inaugurated, that are so
well calculated to make Great Falls a
great city worthy the emulation of all
other Montana towns. and eventually
make her the metropolis of the territory.
The New Boarding House.
Mrs.Wellington has opened her boarding
house on Second avenue South between
Third and Fourth streets. The building
is newly furnished and will be a strictly
first-class boaring house. The terms aire
reasonable and persons desirous of sec
uring a quiet home-like boarding place
are invited to call.
A Brief Description of Some of its
Fine Buildings, Hotels, Business
Houses, Manufactories. Etc.
Its Phenomenal Growth.
For the benefit of strangers, to whom
we send several hundred papers weekly,
we give in this issue a brief description
of Great Falls.
Great Falls is about two years old. It
has 2,500 inhabitants, and is the termini
of three railroads.
It will be understood that nearly all of
the buildings mentioned are located on
one street--Central avenue. Of course
there are other business streets in Great
Falls upon which are good substantial
Owing to limited space a description of
the four churches, school houses and
other public buildings is omitted.
Perhaps the most prepossessing build
ing noticed by the visitors to this city is,
TIIE PARK HOTEL,
fronting on Central avenue and Park
drive. This is certainly an immense
hotel, and would be a credit to larger
cities. It is without a rival in the terri
tory, and is conceded by all to be the
finest, largest and best hotel in Montana.
This fine establishment is under the matt
agement of Mr. Julius Horst, a very
popular gentleman. The hotel has all the
modern accessories, and the appearance
of a large eastern summer resort. Guests
arrive wlally from the principal citites of
the United States, and are always very
favorably impressed with the accommo
THE CATARIACT MILL CO.'S OPFPICE
is opposite the Park hotel on Central av
enue, and is in a good substantial buill
ing. This company's business is by no
PHIl GIBSON'S OFFICE
adjoins that of the Cataract Mill conm
pany. A finer office building is nowhere
to be found in Montana or elsewhere, inl
small cities or large ones. It is substan-l
tial, ornate and costly. Part of this buili
ing is occupied by the American Expre:.
company and the Western Union Telh.
graph company, and the other halt is
used by Mr. Phil Gibson for a general in
surance and real estate business.
occupies the building next in order, fac
ing on Central avenue. This building is
a two and half brick structure. Mr. Al
brecht carries an immense stock of furni
ture, where anything in that line can be
In the same block are telegraph andi
newspaper offices, a jewelry store, board
ing house and bakery, and a frame build
ing, which will soon be used for a large
harness store. Also the office of
MEIRRS. BARNES & COILETT.
These gentlemen are among the lead- I
ing real estate dealers in Great Falls, and
the proprietors of the Fairview addition.
l'hey are obliging and always ready and
willing to show investors about tile city.
Ctorrespondence addressed to this firm
will receive prompt attention.
On the opposite side of the street is ia
first class restaurant, a fine barber shop
A. NATHAN'S CLOTHING STORE.
Mr. Nathan is a well known clothier of
Montana, and is undoubtedly without a (
rival in tile husiness.
Next in order is Wetzel's liquor store,
Messrs. IHotchkiss & Hawkins' hardware 1
establlshnent, a clothing store, saloon,
news stand, and I
IIINdtWAILI) & CARRIER'S JEWELRY STOllE,
occupying the National Bank building. i
These popular gentleman have a first
class establishment and large patronage.
Adjoining Messrs. Ringwald & Car- 1
rier's jewelry establishment is the office e
HANKS & M'CIELLAND,)
one of the leading real estate firms in the
city, and the owners of Highland Park
addition, where lots are sold for very rea
sonable prices. Before many years these S
lots will be very valuable. Those seek- h
ing profitable investments should not fail 8s
to correslond with this firm.
1'riE I'OSTOFFICE BUItLDING
is a large frame one, and stands upon o
perhaps the most valuable piece of real p
estate in the city of Great Falls, the cor- w
ner of Second street and Central avenue. it
MIunPIII, MACLAY & CO. It
are enlarging their building, which will
present a very creditable appearance
when consunimmated. These gentlemen
transuct a very large general merchandise w
business, and are ranked with the solid pt
Inisiness ineIn of the territory. be
- 'rll MiiNO' IUiLI.IlNG,
Iknown as Central block, is on the op
ponsite corner. Thllis monument of Iia- G
sonry wais put up at a cost of $20,000. lip
TilE FIRSIT NATIONAL IBNK 01
occupies part of tile building, and tile F
IrtowsTrrE COuMPANy Ip
the rest of tile room on the ground floor. so
InI tile upper floor are the county offices, w.
court rooms, etc. The buildnmg has Iade
quate steam-heating apparatus. is
TUiE DUCNNE BLOCK, M
nother *20,(000 building adjoining the
Mlinot block, is in process of construction;
und will be ready for occupancy by Oc
t,lber 1st. Reputable mlercantile estab.
lishments will utilize the first floor, and
Ihe two floors above will be divided into
MINEiR & In0AltI)MAN I(iLOCK iK
between ('Central anlld First I enue northl Ihe
il Secuntin street, and is appronecling tic
completion. It is a fine brick block
worth $15,000. This building will also
be very desirable for business purposes,
and will be used by first-class concerns.
THE "B. AND B." RESTAURANT
is directly opposite the Milner & Board
man b.ock, and stands upon very valuable
property, a splendid site for an opera
On Second street, between Central and
First avenue south, will be found
BUDGE & KENKEL'S SHOE STORE,
where anything in the way of foot wear,
from a pair of opera slippers to a pair of
cowhide boots, may be purchased.
TIlE LUTHERAN BLOCK,
a fine large brick building, costing $8,000.
One of the rooms on the ground floor is
used by the
the character of which is signified by its
name -first-class in every respect. A
very fine saloon occupies the balance of
the first floor. The floor above is used
for offices, etc. Opposite this building is
C. A. CROWDER's BOARDING HOUSE,
an establishment well patronized and
favorably spoken of, also
MOORE'S TONSORIAL. PARLOR,
Bailey's restaurant, a cigar stand, fruit
stand and a large brick building on the
corner, used at present for saloon pur
poses. Further east on Central avenue is
a liquor store and a saloon occupy the
first floor and basement, and Mrs. Fair
field's millinery establishment, offices,
etc., the second. The building is a large
two-story brick, well lighted and of mod
ern apoearance architecturally and other
wise, and cost in the neighborhood of
GREAT FALLS SAW MILL
situated on the bank of the river in the
southern part of the city. The mill has
a sawing capacity of from 50,000 to 75,000
feet per day. Two steam engines having
an aggregate of 75-horse-power run the
machinery; the larger one runs the cir
cular saw, and the smaller tile It,:laniee ,o
the machinery. They receive their solp
ply of logs from the ul)pter Miss.,iuri,
and carry over each seasonll from otne to
two million feet to begin work on in the
spring. They are cutting now for next
year. The company has int its employ
about ,it men. Their pay roll is paid off
in Great Falls. This is isa home industry
and the men spend their money in thiscity
The mill will saw about two and a half
million feet this year; its capacity is about
three million feet, but it is their Intention
to stop work early this fall. The mill
turns out an average of 10,000 lath per
day. There are now six or seven hundred
thousand feet of lumber In the yard.
They have facilities for the manufacture
of siding and moulding of all kinds. A
planing mill is run in connection with
the saw mill and turns out dressed
lumber in large quantities.
A project is on toot to supply the town
with water without waiting for the works
at the Giant Spring. The plan is to
pump the water from the river, taking it
far enough out to obtain pure water and
send it to every partof the town. Cisterns
will probadly be constructed on the prin
cipal streets so as to furnish sufficient
supply for the engine in case of fire. We
understand a stock company is formed
and the wcrk will be put in operation III
a short time.
In no other town in Montana are there
any better equipped livery stables than in
Great Falls. The Eclipse Is a boarding
and sale stable located on First avenue
South between Third and Fourth streets.
The stables are large and first class. Rigs
of any description may be hired. Messrs.
Morgan & Anderson are the proprietors.
Mr. G. W. Pense is the proprietar of a
very line and large livery stable on
Third street south, between Second
and Third Streets. This immense
stable is 150 feet long and 60 feet wide
The Park stables are located on Third av
enue south between First and Second
street, Green & Taylor are the proprietors.
The equipment is first class.
THE UNION WoOI. WAREIHOUSE
is a large frame building located in the
southern part of the city. The ware
house was built a few months ago, anid
since that time one million pounds of
wool have been received, stored and
shipped to eastern markets. This vast
amount of wool has a cash representation
of about $200,000. Next season, it is ex
pected, that three times that amount of
wool will be received. Great Falls, with
in a very short time, has become the
leading wool shipping point in Montana.
One of the most handsome and durable
structures in and about Great Falls is the
$50,000 WAGON BRIDGE
which spans the mighty Missouri at this
point, one of the best wagon bridges to
be found anywhere.
EIECTRiC lIOGHT PLANT.
Unlike many cities of greater size,
(reat Falls will sooo have her electric
lights. A large brick building, situated
on Second street, between Thlird and
Fourth streets, contains the necessary ap
paratus for the production of electric
light. The plant will be in operation
soon. The Edison incandescent system
will be used.
A $40,000 RiAILtROAlD BRItOE
is another important bridge across the
Missouri at Great Falls.
TIIE STEAMIERI "YElN"
is utilized for various purposes, and
makses weekly excursion trips up the
Tihe great smelter, Cataract mill, im
nense water power, agricultural imple
nent warehouses, Sand Coulee coal
miues and more buildings and business
mouses on Central avenue will be men.
tinned in next week's paper.