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THE GREAT FALLS LEADER.
DEVOTED TO THE AGRICULTURAL, MANUFACTURING AND MINING INTERESTS OF NORTHERN MONTANA,
GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1888, NO, 11
Is thy noblest self at play,
ples of a stream that seeks the sea.
wS breaking into rainbow spray,
heart's untrammeled art of melody.
to us in the full glory of an
chest coloring, when "October'
n on every hill and vale in the
ellow tints of fallen leaves, and
ned richness of the Indian sum
atmosphere bathing all in golden
Ralph and I stood on the ver
elcome her, and as she came up
white steps, the mellow autumn
flashing back from her golden
seeming to hide itself in the dark
f her wondrous brown eyes, she
sociated in my mind with the
ky beauty, the still glowing
of that incomparable month
so I always thought of her, and
of her today.
her small gloved hand in mine a
wth a few pleasant words of wel
Ralph did the same.
he reached it, which was not
soon as he should have done, I
an unusual flush mount to his
e, fair face, and I feared that he
ger of losing his heart at the
our fair governess.
his rare creature was to be our
. Not mine nor Ralph's, for we
ng past our school days, but we
o troublesome young sisters, to
ge of whom Miss Grandison had
a long way. Hers was a singu.
ty, the like of which I had never
fore. Her complexion, one would
should be fair to match the bright
gold on her hair, but it was not;
it suited her deep brown eyes,
what I can only describe as a
olive, with a spot of richest crim
as tall and graceful, with an air
half commanding and a look, a
ng about her, as I have said be.
hich reminded me of all the deep
of intensity of October's warmth
under her stillest haze.
was Flora Grandison when she
to us, and it is not surprising that
s eyes lingered on her lovely face
he waij compelled to turn them
or shame's sake. Time passed very
tly. We lived in the country, or
just outside of a stirring town,
e could therefore combine the pleas
f both city and country life.
Miss Grandison enjoyed her out
rambles with the children in the
utly tinted autumn woodsl Ralph
ently accompanied them, much to
nnoyance, it seemed to me, who
ed with jealous eyes every move
hat Indicated his growing interest
ew nothing of her save that she
m a southern city, and was thrown
r own resources for support. But
Fty spoke for itself, and I felt con
the moment that Ralph first set
upon her that sooner or later she
break his heart. I wonder why the
St never struck me that she, a poor
s. would be glad to win him for a
d. But it never did.
was not the least sign of coquetry
er, nor did she seem to care at all
attentions. She accepted them
smilingly, when she could not
hem, yet I always felt she would
edid not offer them. I liked her
,though I couldn't get over the
t she would be his fate.
-day, very late in November, the
ne radiantly and almost a summer
pervaded the atmosphere..
by the beauty of the scene I
my hat and cloak and went for a
the leafless woods. I had not
when the sound of Ralph's voice
my ear. It was strained and des
, and he was saying, oh! how ear
God's sake, Flora, give me a little
e I not told you there is none?" I
er answer, almost desperately; "I
hat you will never mention this
again, Mr. Percival."
ring to play the eavesdropper, I
way and joined thechildren, who
ying some distance further on.
adison and Ralph had not seen
Bt my blood was boiling at the
t of Ralph suffering through her
I saw him again the poor boy
as white and miserable as any
The next day he left us for an in
time. pleading some business ex
ut I knew well what had driven
ay. I loved him dearly, and could
bear the loneliness of the house
t. exasperated by her calm,
loveliness, when my own heart
fing so, I vented my sorrow and
ore upon Miss Grandison. She
ting by the window reading, and
t raised her eyes to give me one
endy look. slightly mingled with
and then dropped them to her
in without a word. I then told
at I had overheard, and repeated
that it was her fault that Ralph
sorry." she said quietly, "that
what you did No one would
ye known of your brother's dis
ment from me. But surely, Miss
you cannot say that I have ever
ed his unfortunate love either by
forced to acknowledge that she
since he did love you, In spite of
y should you have refused him,
ra1idison? Ig not Ralph young,
rich, handsome, and good enough for any
woman on earth?"
"He is all that, Miss Percival," she re
"I have no love to give." she Inter
rupted bastily: "and even could I love
any one. I have not the right."
"Not the right?" I repeated. "Then
you are engaged to some other?"
"No," she said quietly, but I saw the
crimson in her cheeks begin to deepen.
"Because I am already a wife."
"A wife?" I cried in amazement
"Yes, Miss Percival, I "
Already angry with her before this ad
mission, her words drove me quite beyond
my power of self control, and my voice
was full of bitter scorn. Yet it was no
match to the quiet, intense scorn in hers,
as she rose to her full queenly height, her
dark eyes glittering like stars, and the
crimson spots. in her cream cheeks glow
lug like the burning heart of the richest,
In all our acquaintance I had never ad
mired her so much as I did at that mo
ment But, remembering the wrong she
had done my brother, 1 felt no kindness
"Pray explain, if you can, Miss Grandi.
son," I said in my coldest tone, "why you
entered this house under a false character,
in which you won my brother's heart only
to break it. What have you to say to
"Nothing, except that your brother
knows all I have to tell, and I don't feel
called upon to disclose my troubles to the
whole world. If you deem me unfit for
the position I hold in your house, Miss
Percival, I will go elsewhere."
"You may," I answered coldly.
I was ashamed of my unkindness, even
as I spoke, but believing her just then to
be a designing woman, the calm com.
posure of her manner angered me until I
neither spoke nor acted like myself.
"Very well." she said, and my heart
smote me at the deathly pallor of her face
as she turned to leave the room.
At that instant a servant handed me a
letter from Ralph. and I tore it open and
read it where I stood. Such a letterl
explaining why he had gone away, and
declaring that Miss Grandison,,whom he
pronounced as the best' and noblest of
women, was not to blame for his folly.
He ended by begging me to be kind to
her, and not allow her to leave our home
so long as she needed such a pusition.
IIalf penitently, I placed the letter in
her hand, remarking that Ralph's wishes
were law to me, and that I hoped she
would forget my words and do what was
best for her happiness
She hesitated a minute or so, with the
open letter in her hand, and I knew that
a great struggle was going on beneath
that calm, beautiful exterior.
"It is humiliating," she said at length,
with a little, quivering smile, "to remain
here under the circumstances; but I am
poor, Miss Percival, and I must not think
too much of my dignity. 1esides, I was
sure, if you had known the truth, you
would not have been so unjust."
And so she stayed.
Months after, when I had grown to love
and esteem her for the "best and noblest
of women," as Ralph had called her, sht
told me her story.
Briefly, she had a large fortune willed
to her by an uncle of her husband, whose
other heirs, through jealousy and greed,
had blasted her life by cruel slanders. In
the bitterness of their hatred they had
estranged her husband from her, and he
had deserted her, believing her to be
Her enemies had been successful in all
their plots against her, and she had borne
persecutions and insults which, as I list
ened to their pathetical recital, made me
wonder that a woman like her could have
endured them and lived.
Abandoned by the husband whom she
still loved better than her own life, and
thrown, friendless, upon the world, she
had kept her history to herself, simply
dropping her married title for the sake of
being less exposed to curious question
When winter came round again we
were expecting Ralph, who wrote that he
was heart whole once more, and intended
to bring a friend to help him enjoy his
How handsome Ralph looked as he
walked, smiling and happy, into the midst
of our family circle, and what a splendid
looking man was the stranger who walked
close behind him.
As Miss Grandison's dark, beautiful
eyes glanced up at them, a shriek that I
shall never forget rang through the room
and she fell fainting into the stranger's
What need to say more. Ralph had
constituted himself a Don Quixote, and
had secretly pledged himself to right the
wrong of the woman who had refused
He had found Paul Grandison, had told
him where his wife was, and what a true,
pure woman she had proven herself.
And Paul had come with him to kneel
at Flora's feet (as he afterward told me)
and crave her pardon.
I think Ralph was almost as happy
when Flora turned those beautiful brown
eyes upon him and murmured: "God bless
you. my noble friend." as le would have
been could his own dream of winning her
have been fulfilled.-The Honesdale Citi
Olly Temporarily Fluent.
It is not true that Demosthenes perma.
nently cured himself of stammering by
stepping on a piece of soap one night as
he was going down the cellar stairs to zx
the furnace in the dark. It afforded him
only temporary relief.-Somerville Jour'
A JUDGE'S EXPERIENCE.
HE THINKS LAZINESS IS THE CHIEF
CAUSE OF CRIML
The Results of Judge ogey's Observe
tions as a Judge to Pollee Court--Re
froration of lCrimnae-Evtle of Teae
Fcnm myezperience as a Judge in polleo
eourtae. should may that laziness I the
chief cause of crime. The young man
who is inherently lazy will steel rather
than work According to the leriptures
a man should earn his bread by the sweat
of his blow but In our large cities there
are thousands of men who will do neither
mental nor manual work, and who prefer
to get their living by preying upon the
community In some for r.or other Young
criminals are born bad You cannot
expect that the sons or the daughters of
a thief or a burglar will be naturally
good Their whole surroundings are bad,
neP.rl every Influence that is exerted
upon them from childhood up tends to
make them as bad as their progenitors
Even girls and boys inclined to be good
may by contagion, become bad.
Ri.RPIMATrol OF CRIMINALS.
We have many institutions in this city
for the reformation of criminals of both
sezes, but I think that very few of the
vicious are reformed in sueb places My
erperience with law breakers justifies the
truth of the saying 'Once a thief
always a thief;' once let a boy get con
Laminated with the poison of crime and
he wlh live and die an outlaw of society
In the court room I can tell at a glance
children (who have been brought up in re
formatorles -their manner is deceitful
and they have a hang dog. crouching ex
preslon of countenance
in my oficial career I have met a great
many criminals, and I must confess that
among them I have never known of a
genuine ease of reform. Quite a long time
may sometime elapse between their terms
in the penitentiary or state's prison, bdt
they are sure to return for some new
oflense sooner or later more hardened
than ever Once in a great while a man
who has gone wrong will attempt to re
form. but that is exceptional Burglars
will die burglars. pickpockets cannot be
reformed, and confidence men would
rather get half a dollar by practicing their
beguiltng methods than earn 4$1 honestly
in the same length of time It is indeed
true that to them stolen fruit is always
Crime. however, Is no more prevalent
in New York than It is in any country
village in proportion to the population.
I have visited every large city in the
[united States, and most of the large cities
of Europe I have made inquiries in re
gard .to crime and I have come to the con
clusion that New York, notwithstanding
that it is a rendezvous for criminals from
all parts of the world, is comparatively as
free .rom ertme as any city in the uni.
C.HIAP LODOIlWO nOS.E.8.
What is called the tenement house sys
tem causes an immense amount of Erime.
In tenement houses people are obliged to
berd together in such a way that the
rising generation cannot help witnessing
the meretricious relations that exist be
tween the sexes in these dwellings Free
reading rooms, lectures, etc., diminish
crime to a certain extent, but the ten cent
lodging houses more than conuterbalance
the good done by all the former Such
lodging houses have caused more destitu
tion, more beggary and crime than any
other agency I know of Mechanics and
laborers were better off years ago when
they had to pay from $2.50O to $ a week
for their board In regular boarding houses.
Mechanics nowadays seem to have got
into Bohemian habits, they are like the
gypsies, they are shiftless and love to
wander from place to place, content if
they can supply the absolute needs of the
passing moment. I think that the cheap
lodging houses ought to be abolished by
the board of health.
I believe, however, that promiscuous
alms giving Is wrong The public would
be showing more charity and humanity
by giving nothing to street Leggars, be
cause if a tramp can make a dollar or two
a day by begging he will not work I
would like to see a stringent law passed
making it obligatory upon every able
bodied man, rich or poor, to perform soime
kind of work. Every man In the commt
slty should be compelled to produce some
thing In my opinion the saddest sight
to be seen in a large city like this is the
number of Idlers. young and middle aged
men looking out of windows on such
thoronughfares as Broadway and Madison
avenue-club men, sighing for some new
pleasure, men who never did a stroke of
real work and who never had a dozen
original thoughts in their lives. It would
be a good thing if such men, even if they
are the sons of rich parents. were com
celled to work.-P ( Dufy In The
Ladles' shoes Too small.
If women would wear the size shoe they
need I would like It better, but they won't
if they know it. Do you know what a
large 44 shoe is Well, now. I will tell
you in confidence-It Is a seven When a
woman asks for that kind of shoe I mark
the number from a pair of sevens, fit It on
her feet and she goes away delighted.
But three-fourths of the ladies have too
small shoes I stand by my door on Sun
day and watch the pretty girls go by to
church. They are very sweet, bright
eyed, red cheeked and straight limbed.
God made them very good--but they can't
walk in a straight line they go dipping
and dodging all over the wals in crooked
paths, like the wicked the Bible tells
about. Why is that? They are looking
for soft stones in the walk-smooth places
--because their feet hurt so badly They
cannot step square and stand on the curb
stone, and they dread to put the foot
down on the cross walk.-New York Sun.
Summer silks are plain surfaced, as
foulard and taffeta, but for winter fine
bird's eye effects like armure patterns and
twilled peau de sole, very soft and fine,
are in course of preparation. Stripes will
be shown, but made by difference of weave
rather than of color.
She Saffered from Negleet.
Nurse (surprised at little Bessie's snd.
den aupearance on the front stoop)--Well,
Northern R. R.
Leave Great Falls 4:3.5 P. M. via St. P.. M. & M. By
Arrive at Saint Paul 7 A. M.
0........ Lv. St. Paul............ .. . 7. :0 pm
11........Ar. Winona............... 11:1 pm
1 o2........ LaCrosse .............. 1201 am
191........ " Pr du Chien............ 1:49
258........ " Dubuque............. 9:58
78i........ Galena............ .... 1405
285........ II Savanna......... 4:0 L
832........ l' Oregon ........... 0:10
431........ Chicago ................ 9:.0
' 41)........ Peoria.................. :3 pm
570........ St. uis ............... 5I 20
Peerless Dining Cars and Pullman Sleepers on
all through trains. No change of cars to
Chicago or St. Louis. For Tickets Sleeping Car
accommodations Local Time tables and other
information, app Oy to
Freight and Passenger Agent, (ireat Falls.
Or, address W. J. C. .KENYON,
Gen. Pas. Agt. C. B. & N. By., St. Paul, Minn.
C. T. WERNECKE
Groceries, Notions, Fruits,
BARGAIN COUNTER GOODS.
Crockery and Lamps,
FRESH CAN1)DIES ANI) NUTS.
Kennedy's Fancy Biscuits in thirty different
Fish, Salt and Fresh. Poultry.
CROWN SEWING MACHINES.
CAMP AND RANCH OUTFITS.
MRS. A. B. FAIRFILD
Mlinery and Fancy Goods
W. B. RALEIGH & CO'S STORE
Great Falls Montana.
Between Central and First Avenues South.
R,. A. MOORE, Proprietor.
On Central Avenue,
Next door to Lpeyre's Drug store, are the
ESTEY AND CAMP
Parties desiring to
BUY OIR RENT A PIANO OR ORGAN
Shouo! leave orders with them as they are agents
for Montana, They also keep in stock a fine
MRS. E. McLEAN'S
And Lodging House.
First avenue South between Park Drive
and First street.
Delivery Wagon makes regular D)ailyI
rounds and delivers
Bread Free of Charge.
ZINCEL & CIE8,
Second Street South, between Third and Fourth
D MONICO 1ESARANT,
F. KRAM BECK, Proprietor.
Central Avenue and Fourth Street, Great Falls
PRATT & RICKARD.
BLACKSMITHING and REPAIRING
Livery and Draft Horse and Mule Shoeing.
Corner First Avenue South and Third Street.
J. K. CARSKADDON,
All kinds of general work carefully at
euided to. Lutheran block near the post
office on First street.
C. A. BROADWATER, President. C. M. WEBSTER, Secretary.
'PAItR GIBSON, Vice-President. A. E. DICKEIMAN, Treasujel.
THE GREAT FALLS
Vater-Power Tonsite Co.
THE INDUSTRIAL CITY.
GREAT FALLS, having the greats t available water-power on the American
continent, is destined to be the chief Ind :.trial city of the northwest. The Montana
Smelting Company is now erecting here he largest works for the reduction of ores
in the United States, and other extensi' e manufacturing enterprises will soon be.
GREAT FALLS is now the termir;,s of three railroads-the St. Paul, Minne
apolis & Manitoba, the Montana Central ;nad the Great Falls and Sand Coulee line.
It is the Commercial Cei~ter of Northern Montana.
it has a population of 2,000 and is grov ing rapidly. Enterprises now under way
and to be inaugurated will more than double the population this year.
No town in the Rocky Mountain regi ,n offers greater inducements to the settler
or investor, and all such are respectfully i.ivited to come and see for themselves.
For information regarding GREAT i '.LLS and surrounding country, address
CHAS. M. WEBSTER, Secretary,
Great Falls, Montana.
WE ARE HERE!
We have just received a large
DEERING - ALL- STEEL- BINDIERS
and the new Deering mowers.
We are not here for a few days but to stay
and don't you forget it.
We can furnish you with
Extras for all of our Machines.
We have just received an invoice
We will be glad to furnish you everything
in our line and at
Prices that will Astonish You.
Please call on us on the corner of First av
enue South and Second Street.
William Deering & Co.
Per C. C. RAY.
Northwestern Fuel Company.
Coal delivered direct from the mines - - $7 per ten.
Lime - - - - - - $15 per ton.
Montana baled hay - $16 per ton.
Oats - - - - - - $1.50 per 100 Its
MerchOadiee and furniture mordt to any part of the city. Freight received and forwarded.
Office corner of Central avenue anl Fourth strreet.
IIO.O. CHOWEN. PRESTON KIN( F. B. WILCUO
President. Vice.Pl'rreeident. Sec. & Trea.
CATARACT IILL COMPANY
Manufacturers of the followingllrands of High-Grade Flour:
Diamond, Gold Dust,
Cataract, Silver Let t.
CASH PAID FOR WHEAT. MILL FEED FOR SALE
FFIOC.t - Cent Avenue. near corner of Park Drive. MIl. - Foot of Coentral Aveuue,
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