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THE GREAT FALLS LEADER.
DEVOTED TO THE AGRICULTURAL, MANUFACTURING AND MINING INTERESTS OF NORTHERN MONTANA,
OLL, 1. GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1888, NO. 13
IrMIS. brIant talents he has a time of to ... -
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Utaht wm b eleds on the hillside
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Lkre a sigh from a hear we betray.
itve not to read whatth tyell us
A fs at love les dying tody.
Huah Rlte and Nature are comrades.
They rule; whatavellasIt to say
that hop, truat and love made our ife sweet
shu all aem lad dying tode0
. ear H-o--od.
JACK DAYTON'S FORTUNE.
Jack Dayton was 84 years of age. He
was handsome, as that term applies to
man; he was studious In an extraordinary
sense; he was as sober as a cold water ad
vocate; he was a lawyer, and he was as
poor as a church mouse and prouder than
Lucifer before he was exiled from heaven.
Jack Dayton was as brave as a Bengal
tiger, and his poverty never seemed a
burden and a reproach to him before he
met Gussle Vandorn. After that mo
mentous meeting at Saratoga he felt that
he could hang himself beoause he had not
been born with a silver spoon In his
The fact of the matter is Jack Dayton
was in love from the soles of his feet to
the erown of his Intellectual head, and
because he was poor his pride stood be.
tween him and the rich woman who had
stolen his heart in an unguarded moment.
He had been practically raised In a law
yer's offie. He had entered It at the age
of 1 as general utility boy and he had
left it at the age of OS a finished lawyer,
with a few hundred dollars saved up dur
lag the long years.
"Go somewhere, Jack," said the fond
mother, "and stay all the summer. You
never had a vacation in all your life, and
you should celebrate your admission to
the bar by taking one. You have been a
hard student; you have been a loving and
devoted son. Go take a vacation."
Jack kissed her and took himself off to
Saratoga, the worst placeon earth, except
Newport, for a poor man to go. But Jack
was bent upon celebrating his admission
tn grand style and within the limits of
800 So he went to Saratoga and took a
modest room at one of the best hotels and
d in for solid enjoyment and profit.
Ie review of his law books.
But the Vandorns were at Saratoga,
,and at the same hotel with Jack. He
acquainted with them in no time. He
d Gusste got on famously in an easy,
tiating way She was a-dashing,
liant woman, with a sober side the
seldom saw. She began by study.
Jac.k He was a social phenomenon.
e was the most nonchalant, self pos
and dignified young man at the
prings; a thoughtful yet often humorous
oversationalist. Everybody wondered
hat a brilliant end fashionable woman
e Gusele Vandorn could find to admire
a studious. self possessed and undemon
trative man like Jackson Dayton. They
e.e much together about the hotel,
'taling literature" some would say.
When Jack's $800 began to get down to
fine point he set about returning to New
ork. Instead of taking him through the
ummer, It had just taken six weeks of
toga in a very quiet way to eat the
feout of it. There is nothing like a
summer hotel for eating up money. Jack
had to go, but he wanted to stay.
While the two were out for a quiet
walk one afternoon about the middle of
August, Jack said:
"Miss Vandorn, I go to New York to
morrow. My vacation is at an end."
Miss Vandorn was as silent as a tomb
ne. Jack was surprised thereby and
a hasty glance into her face. He was
led He could not mistake the sur
and bewildered expression on her
unteuan. his abrupt declaration had
ovoked. HI heart gave a great leap
d then stood still.
"'If I say I go with regret it is because
o0 have made my stay so very pleasant,"
e managed to say.
"Most you go?' asked Oussae.
"I mtst go. I am but a poor young
wyer with a loving mother to support.
dreaahour is over. It seems likea
Whatseems like a dream" I
"The few weeks I have been here and
vueogd to have so much of your so
"I shal be pleased to see you at our
e in New York, Mr. Dayton."
"Miss Vandorn," said he, solemnly, "we e
t always been frank with each other;
t me be so now. Why? I am too poor
be dumbered among your New York t
"es; but the world does not look at it r
way; neither do L I have got to Ii
tiggle foro a place to stand. Some day
" Y. meet again. Ipray thatwe may.
It roll seem a long time before that
Whe she reached her room, where the t
re which wealth alone commands g
- scttered everywhere, she sank into a
ly hair and there was a sweet smile
POtr lips. V
"*. will return to me," she murmured
herself. "and I shall wait until he
d. this passed through Jack Dayton's
tawo years after it had occurred. He d
b-d a hard struggle. With all his T
brllant talents he haa a time of it to
make ends meet. He was brave and hope-.
ful. and he nurtured these by thinking of
the brilliant woman he had not met since
he parted with her at Saratoga. He heard
of her often, but he purposely avoided
"What's the use?' he would ask him
•'Jack." said his mother as he went home
one night. "I have never spoken to you
about your father because the subject is a
painful one to me. But I have heard news
today through his father's lawyers that
you should know."
"Well, mother.what's the news? I have
never taken any stock in my father, be
cause you never told me anything about
him, and I concluded that he must have
wronged you very deep."
"He did, Jack. He thought he loved me,
but he did not. He married me and when
he found that his rich father would not
isanction the marriage he deserted me.
For twenty-five years he has lived in Eu
rope. He drank very hard, so I have heard.
He never wrote to me, but his lawyers
have paid me a small sum every quarter,
as you know."
"Well, yes," said Jack; "I knew you
drew the money, but 1 didn't know he wee
living and that he is rich. I shall Insti
tute action to recover your rightful share
of his money."
"But he is now dead, Jack."
"Yes; he died in Paris a month ago."
When Jack entered his office the next
morning his head was full of the news his
mother had told him and projects to look
into his father's affairs to protect his own
and his mother's interests. He had hardly
got settled down to work before a spruce
young man in a footman's livery presented
himself and handed him a sealed letter.
He read the letter with mingled emotions.
He put on his coat and hat and followed
the servant to the pavement and entered
the magnificent carriage in waiting. The
carriage stopped before arich house in one
of the fashionable up town streets, and
the doors flew open as Jack approached
He was led to a large bedroom. He
walked to the side of the bed, around
which two physicians and one or two
servants were congregated. Everybody
made way for him. A shrunken hand was
extended to him, and he grasped it.
"Young man," said a faint voice, "I am
your grandfather. I wronged your
mother when she was young. Your
father is now dead. He was a rascal. I
have kept track of you through the years
since you were born. I have not long to
live. I want you to forgive me before 1
die. I will not ask your mother to forgive
me, because I have occasioned her too
much sorrow. All my wealth is yours.
'You have only to see my lawyers, Jenks &
Jenks. You will find everything in shape.
for my house has been in order a great
many years against this hour."
Jack sank down by the side of the bed
thoroughly unnerved. He was a strong
man, but in this hour, when the past was
to be atoned for and death hovered about
the grandfather who had wronged hirm
but whom he had never seen before, he
was weak as a child.
"Forgive"- and the spirit of James
Dayton left the frail and wasted body,
where it had lodged for seventy years, be
fore he could finish the sentence.
Three months after the mortal remains
of James Dayton had been consigned to the
earth from which they came Jack Dayton
presented himself at the Fifth avenue
residence of Gussle Vandorn. His head
was in a fearful state of agitation.
After a short time, which seemed an age
to him, the young woman entered the par
lor. He arose to his feet and advanced to
"Miss Vandorn, will you pardon the
liberty I take in calling upon you?"
"Mr. Dayton, you have been free to call
upon me, by invitation, for the past two
"But I thought you may have forgot
"I have not forgotten."
Jack gazed into her eyes a moment with
all the earnestness of the days since they
had parted. Her eyes dropped beneath
his, and her face was suffused with
blushes. She had not forgotten. He said
with simple eloquence:
"I have not forgotten. I never could
forget. Your face has been with me; I
have heard your voice ever since we
parted two years ago. I have come here
to-night to tell you that life is no longer
endurable if you don't share it with me.
I have waited two years to tell you this."
"You need not have waited two years,
Mr. Dayton," she said, with a roguish
And Jack's fortune was not in the
money his grandfather left him, but in
the love of the woman that money had as
cured to him.-Chicago Mail.
A Very Natural Mistake.
A Shakeress, with a meek face beneath
a large green bonnet, was hastening along
Main street the other afternoon, so as not
to keep the elder waiting in the big wagon,
when she unwittingly ran against a small
newsboy and sent his papers in all direc
tions. After assisting the youngster to I
collect his wares, and dropping a nickel 1
into his hand with the apology, "I'm sorry
for thee and my carelessness, my son,
she hastened away The little fellow I
gazed after the retreating figure with
awe, and at last muttered to a companion
the question. "Say, Mickey, be that the I
Virgin Mary?"-Springfield Republican,
During the Honeymoon.
Chicago Young Husband - And will I
never take the wedding ring from your '
e. r, darling?
Chicago Young Wife-Never, George,
death or divorce will alone remove it.
The Epoch. '
A CALIFORNIA CRAZE.
COLLECTING BASKETS FROM THE
MEXICANS AND INDIANS
The Iatest Pad Among Artistle People
on the Paele Slope-Buntl r for Spe.l
meas-emautiflI Work of the Dusky
The latest fad or craze in California
especially in the southern portion, is to
possessa collection of Indian baskets. It
s the corret thing, and some of the most
artistle homes in the state have rooms
decorated with them. Who started the
eraze is not known, but some one disco,
ered that the baskets possessed grseat
artistic beauty, were rich in harmonious
coloring and formed attractive ornaments
for library and parlor, and the dend
obegan. It was the old story of new tnm
for old, and dealers and others went
around the country exchanging new mod
ern baskets for the old ones ofr the . p..
ish and Mexican families.
The baskets are exhausted, at least the
old ones, being now in the hands of a few
collectors and others who will not sell
them. The baskets cost from $1.50 to g8
usually, and bring from $10 to $b0 apiec.
Unless the reader has seen some of these
works of barbario art this price will seem
excessive; bnt the graceful shape, th rich
brown tints, the age and association, give"
them a value appreciated by those who
have engaged in their collection. They
cheapest way to make a collection is to go
-to some collector and buy their baskets
outright, but the most pleasurable method,
is to take a carriage and go about the
country among the Indians and Mexicans .
and buy them one's self Many of the
finest baskets come from the ndiuans
north of San Francisco, and others have
been collected in Los Angeles. San Diego
and San Bernardino counties In the latr
ter counties are the remnants of the Misb
slon Indians, hidden away in the moun
tains at Pal. Pauma and.at Pachansa.
EXPRIEIINCES OF THE COLLEOTOr.
The experiences of the amateur basket
collector are varied, and no better way in
which to study the habits of the present
:ndians can be found The successful
basket fiend must have what is popularly
known as "cheek;" must walk into the
bedrooms and private apartments, insist
upon trunks being opened and contents
shown. This may seem a high handed
proceeding, but It Is necessary, as even
while the people wish to sell they, in the
majority of cases. say at first that they
have no baskets, andwhen they are pro.
duced do not wish to sell on account of
the ancient aunt or grandparent who has
handed them down. If, however, the
would be purchaser has the staying power
the basket can be secured The sellers
generally believe the Americans to be
Teat I f or paying such prices. A half.
breed informed the writer that the people
were crazy and would give anything; and
with a laugh, he said. 'They pay Sf
times as much for the old ones as they do
for the new." That a basket which they
use to sift their flour in could serve as an
ornament is beyond their conception; yet
this is the end to which these old utensils
are put. They are tacked against the
walls to show the figures or color, or hung
over doors or in corners The large ones
find a place near the fire to hold the wood,
while others are distributed about the
library for papers and magazines; indeed,
their usefulness grows upon one. The
fnest collections are photographed by
their owners and make a fine and artistic
It is as an art that the work of these
people commends itself, not alone in the
form of the baskets, but in the marking
and arrangement of colors: and that such
artistic feeling should be found among
people whose ideas of art. as we recognize
it, are of the crudest description, is re
markable. After so many years of asso
ciation with white people it would not
appear strange if some of their ideas of
ornamentation were obtained from them,
yet this is extremely rare. All the orna
mentation is unique, possessing an indi
viduality that cannot be mistaken. The
lines are often graceful and of great geo
B metrical beauty, radiating from the cen
ter A common design is a series of tri
Sangular or arrow shaped figures worked
into radiating lines. Some seem to repre
sent flashes of lightning in the zigzag
motion Human figures worked in, often
extending completely around the basket,
with clasped hands, are seen in some of
the best baskets, while deer and other
animals are sometimes introduced. The
colors are usually dull reds or browns,
yellows and black, and in almost every
case the blending is harmonious. Where
these people obtain their ideas is an in
teresting question, but probably from
nature-the foliage, the bending grasses,
etc., suggesting the lines of grace and
METHODB OF BASKET MAKING.
It is not necessary to go far from the
centers of civilization to see basket
makets. The Diggers produce beautiful
baskets not far from San Francisco, while
the Indians about Monterey, Santa Bar
bara, Los Angeles and other localities still
make coarse ones in the same primitive
The basket work of the California In
diana is valuable in several ways. It is
characteristic of the different tribes, and
they can be traced by it. Some baskets
are beautifully ornamented with feathers,
and this shows that they were made by
the Indians north of San Francisco One
for which a large sum was recently paid
is ornamented with the red feathers of the
woodpecker, while around the edge are
the plumes of the plumed quail. The
feathers are woven in while the basket is
being made. Fineness and age are two
The California Indians employ two gen
eral methods in basket making; the coil
is either twined or whipped. The Dig
gers, as before stated, produce fine baskets
of great beauty, while the Klamath and
MeCloud Indians make twined baskets so
fine that they can be used to hold water.
In the baskets from the Eel river tribe a
double coil is used. The Modoc women
produce some beautiful shapes. We see
cones, inverted truncated cones, shallow
dishes, some like hats or half eggs, vases,
long and narrow, others flat, with short
t--s. Plaques are common, while some
i ýa en slr .t natfedt snhabsv Many
of these are made of willow sipse and pine
roots, stained in the southern county with
nail rust. The material used mostly by
the California Indians Is the plant known
scientifically as "rhus aromatica," or
equaw berry In the houses or ramadas of
hbaketmakers the raw material is seen
t*igs cut and scraped. eight or ten inches
in length and tied together with a string
They are dyed with plants and nail rust.
Young girls can be seen soaking the twigs
and scraping off the bark ready for the
old women to use. The-old baskets may
he considered a lost art, and compara
tively few modern ones are being made,
aot enough to meet the demand.-C. F
'olden in Sen lrancisco Chronicle.
('are, Worriment and Unrest.
Look around you in the cars, in the
theatres, in the churches, on the streets,
how many. many men and women do you
see the lines on whose faces betray worri
ment and unrest? A man is worried be
cause he tan't make more money; a wom
an's heart is eaten up with envy because
her next door neighbor dresses better than
she is able to do; the inner nature of the
the dude is stirred to its foundations be.
cause the new mustache forcer fails to
show signs that it is doing its promised
work; the young woman's heart is burning
up with jealousy at the success of her
rival. and so on through all classes of peo
pie in every grade of society.
Now, care and worriment are deadly
enemies to lun life and happiness No
man can hope to live long, or to be even
moderately happy, unless he makes up his
mind to givt scant welcome to these per
sistent visitors. Hle must learn to accept
situations which he cannot avoid. le can
do it. Let him make up his mind in early
manhood to cultivate good nature, to be
lieve in the idea that whoever does his
duty will find that "There is a divinity
that shapes our ends, rough hew them
how we will."-P. T. Barnum in The
Presh Air in Paris
The foreigner puzzles long over two
facts which confront him immediately
and which remain to the end absolutely
true and as absolutely irreconcilable. The
one is that the Parisian is essentially an
out-of-door animal, and submits to cold
or damp, or even an occasional wettin,
,with entire disregard of ordinary demands
of comfort, quite content if only he may
watch the shifting throng with no win
dow between. The other is that this
same Parisian goes home to a room in
which every crack is stuffed with cotton,
winds his or her head in flannel, and turns
pale if the suggestion of a draught makes
itself felt. In omnibus or car, in public
hall or theatre or church, ventilation is
the cardinal crime and air a terror, and
the unhappy foreigner gasps and rapidly
asphyxiates where the Parisian rejoices.
Northern R. R.
Leave Great Falls 4:35 P. M. via St. P.. M. & M. By
Arrive at Saint Paul 7 A. M.
0........ Lv, StC Paul.............. 7:.0 pm
110........Ar. Winona...... . 11:15 pm
112........ LaCrosse ............ .. 1201 ala
191........ " Prdu Chien............ 1:49 "
258........ Dubuque...... ... 9:5 "
278........ " alena ...............An. 45 "
285........ "' Savanna ................ 4:30 "
570........ " St. Iouis ............... 5:
Peerless Dining Cars and Pullman Sleepers on
all through trains. No change of ars to
Chicago or St. Louis. For Tickets Sleeping Cur
accommodations Local Time tables anti other
information, apply to
Freight and Passenger Agent, Great Falls.
Or adtlress W. J. C. KENYON,
Gen. Pus. Agt. C. B. & N. Ry.. St. Paul, Minn.
On Central Avenue,
Next :door to Lapeyre's Drug store, are the
ESTEY AND CAMP
Parties desiring to
BUY 01R RENT A PIANO OR ORGAN
Shound leave orders with then as they are agents
for Montana, They also keep in stock a fine
C. T. WIERNECKE
Groceries, Notions, Fruits.
BARGAIN COUNTER GOODS.
Crockery and Lamps,
FRESHI CANI)IES AND NUTS.
Kennedy's Fancy Biscuits in ;thirty different
Fish, Salt and Fresh. Poultry.
CROWN SEWING MACHINES,
CAtMP AND RAN('H OUTIITS,
no . A. BROADWATER, President. C. M. WEBSTER Secretary.
th PARIS GIBSON, Vice-President. A. E. DICKERMAN, Treasne
THE GREAT FALLS
Water-Power & Townsite Co.
THE INDUSTRIAL CITY.
so -- -. - -.
.he GREAT FALLS, having the grenat:.: available water-power on the Amertcan
ye. continent, is destined to be the chief ind -trial city of the northwest. The Montana
to Smelting Company is now erecting here he largest works for the reduction of ores
red in the United States, and other extensi. manufacturing enterprises will soonah b
i 1 inaugurated.
o GREAT FALLS is now the termit. s of three railroads-the St. Paul, Minne
Ily apolis & Manitoba, the Montana Central ..d the Great Falls and Sand Coulee line.
Itis the Commercial C:eor of Northern Montan
It has a population of 2,000 and is gro g rapidly. Enterprises now under way
un and to be Inaugurated will more than dot ', the population this year.
No town in the Rocky Mountain re, ,I offers greater inducements to the settler
lts or investor, and all such are respectfully ih.vited to come and see for themselves.
ty For information regarding GREAT FA F[LS and surrounding country, address
lie CHAS. M. WEBSTER, Secretary,
Great Falls. Montana.
WE ARE HERE!
We have just received a large
DEERING - ALL - STEEL - BNDIERS
and new Deering mowers.
.W e are not here for a few days but to stay
and don't yqu forget it.
We can furnish you with
Extras for all our Machines.
We have just received an invoice
We will be glad to furnish y ou with every
thing in our line at
Prices that will astonish you
Please call on us at the corner of First av
enue South and Second street.
William Deering & Co.
Per C. C. RAY.
H. OPRWN.tIt- PRE'I'ON KING B WILOX
President. Vice-President. lSe. Treas.
CATARACT MILL COIPANY
Manufacturers of the followil. Brands of High-Grade Flour:
Diamond, Gold Dust,
Cataract, Silver Lea f.
CASH PAID FOR WHEAT. MILL FEED FOR SALE
FFIOCE - Cent Avenue, near corner of Park Drive. MILL - Foot of (eutral Aveone.
C T.ETA ' FA LL. A B
RINGWALD & CARRIER,
Are hteadiquarters for
Clocks .. Wtches .. and :. Jewelry
FORI NORITIIERIN MONTANA.
Thcih bun dirictly from moanufacturers in tlt cRast nod their ricel s ar ar s low as an, in "li
east and satisfaction guaarantcd. Ilciatiring a 5ic . ialty. Old hank buh I,oili ,-g, Centl Avenue.
a-tntttut rsna t M r uet - rntI
Cty Meat M r Dealer in Fresh Meats.
ientral Ave. bet. Ird tandl 4th Sts.
Attention Given to Mail Orders.