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GREAT FALLS LEADER.
SATUtRDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1888.
'TH SAND COULEE COAL MINES.
Through the courtesy of C. M. Web
ter, Esq., we learn that improvements
are progreasing rapidly at the coal mines.
The mammoth screens do their work in
admirable style. Most ofth~ coal as yet
taken oa4Si consumed on the Montana
Central- and shipped to Butte. The
wagon roads are almost lined with teams
hauling coal to this city. The engine
and bollers of the compressor are in posi
tion, and there are good prospects for an
increased output. The railroad company
is putting a fine stock of goods in its new
store near the mine. The company's
stables are about completed and another
commodious boarding-house commenced.
A large livery stable is being built by Mr.
Blandin as also quite a number of small
dwellings by private individuals. Mr.
Anderson, the experienced foreman at
the mine, says that he never saw a finer
vein-of bituminous coal. He has fre
quently kindled his morning fire from
the coal put into the stove the previous
day. Its durability is only equalled by
its superior heating powers, and in
neither of these qualities is it excelled by
any other bituminous vein in the Rocky
Fromw recent letter of Mr. MacKnight
to the Bt. Paul Pioneer Press, we make
the following extracts, which have spec
lal reference to the great value of the
Sand Coulee coal:
'The anll d Coes wle at oea is al edL . known
teaes.rmsuamremU;: is used ealml1vely on
theU Mmans Cmtel ralhway, and wll be used on
thel lau d Mannitobasr emat as Fargo as
somas the utput n be seduIenU Increased.
Mashlery to deliver to the Sanm Conee branch
railway iO0 teon per dayis now t operation.
nw vem are hbers dlleovdredalmstksdy to the
smth Sad eastwusl, indleati thaist the Belt
amata foothslls is a vast eal Sell The late i
aef th~nae amrer for the State of MIs
sore ot wpq rnlse in the ssal formations
of theMiddle staes, seeatiy ae maie the Sand
Cods Meall Sd, and reports the following facts
as fully eslablishe b . bs invesigatons. He
"T sail ooften 0.eslled"lignis "beause It Is
a the lignite fermatimn am d bemummaar lignite
-ds are found la this formation; bt it is a bed
at as tree hilamloes oral as man e foeed on the
elaeinet. The bals malde up at eaking, non
oal a" drsy eals ad soie thid san of char
0ial, all mterstrasgL. About o eehalf of the
ied ls he. sal, and the other Mt Is dry, or
mdmge oal. The .king als may be sep
aeled in ahblg$ a malde Into ese at the wish
tthowaes. BUt Wl the oal O the wln may
e'i ul .s sosts eto as asgo fuell or smelting
e.ii- Thi-. s sroAYes has also been tSted in
11ses eatsaa .em, and the fuasles men
'ei5 leNan eselleat fueel for that purpose.,
Ssthea iethaos aw astersle. The uaes of
Vi ats upe s senae this coal to bura quck
WtlyUih al Ight ame, and the dry petions pre
OLat ti sar ohings lend eliggi the Srer frn- t
se.a; The cal dos aot eralble easytasd can be
idesprtd with litle waste. The coal bed is
~tStilla aly sthuated for heabp mining. In
' l sprestair was evher erpased by any mine d
S loicere.ing the "rush" eo the Milk Rly- o
9.ei o, he writes in the spine letter: t
SMilk t llvr valley ompries upwards of
- agsreef et mooam lt , was opened
i p Atmo lthe st d oay, n. the
lea t, of esehenset atleis for erop Ii
asdlarlWtst ng lsh epristed roal e tnited ti
ntingt, teq slw all su athle, felsowergres
° hot spied '.r delon. The
moth of tebru
fstrea askot to the foot
sntals, and the south
t5 othl e lle, often s mider than Florida.
`,rusems slenantly pa ao t over this route feport
t atIe a froem Met to the Teton raer, dot
. rpam ant occup tionsMr,
the alon Central and Northern Pale lines,
Ih d lwhth lhas beenrectlaimed, Inproved and
.butt dslwith jaspenose citles and pastoral dis
<ripts, wlfl bespeedily and thickly settled? An
ether cooisileratlon Important to the home- seek
or Isithe flitthat all of the lands on either skie
at this great cetlnental highway are subject to
entry at ainlmam price under the homestead,
pre-esption desert or timber culture acts, the
ralillrd having s great, excepting only its right
at wyp, a strip of S0 hundred feet on either side
at the task.
In referring to the first meeting of the
Teachers' Institute for Cascade county,
"Itis.noteworthy,ln this connection, that the
mariti of the scounty superlntendentsof schoolsa
in Montanaare soung ladles. The estimable and
aeomplished superintenodent oft Lewis and Clark
county, of whilh Helena isthe eontyseat, is Miss
Helen Clarke, a young halt-blood Indian.
A Handsolme Block.
Mr. Matt Dunn's fine stone front be
gils to present a very attractive appear
ance. The alternate red and white
snarea of sandstone, while a new feature
In rock ornamentation, add greatly to its
beauty. Mr. Dunn's building will con
tribute materially to the business centres
of our new city; and Mr. Roberts, the
contractor, is sparing no exertion to push
the work to an early completion.
The. following parties have obtained
marriage licenses during the last week:
Mr. William Bekowet and Miss Mary
Trotage, of Dearborn; Charles Williams
and A~selia F. Kerpen, of Great Falls;
also Mr. William P. Dodson and Mrs.
Bessie Scovill, of Great Falls. The latter
marriage, we understand, will take place
in the Methodist church tomorrow. A
happy life to them all.
Last Tuesday afternoon a special train
conveyed Thomas H. Carter and a large
number of staunch Republicans to Fort
Benton. The party was accompanied by
the brass band. At Fort Benton a rous
ing meeting was held, and the Great
Falls trainload of politicians did not re
'turn until the following morning.
Aaot ir grand Republican rally is
apoka4rif ti4 shortly take place at Great
Fall, thi plan being to take the excur
sion for ene sad one-half fare the round
trip, besides permitting a visit to the falls
aad smelte , our miles distant, free of
expense.--,Heleua Record 10th inst.
It is a noteworthy fact, and one, too, of
which the citizens of this place may be
proud that almost within the immediate
vicialty ot Great Falls msy be found in
illimitable quantities the finest building
stone in the world.
Mr. Simpson is erecting a large bar
on Sixth avenue south.
The fine new brick-veneered buildin
on Second avenue north is approachin
s- completion. It has a creditable appeal
The iron front for Messrs. Murphy,
SMaclay & Co.'s buildilg has arrive.d ani
the building will soon ie finished.
Part of the school house building i
beginning to loom up on the nlorth side
At the end of the mouth the buildin:
will be enclosed. It will present a mag
nificent appearance and will be one
of the most noticeable objects to parties
coming into town.
A number of carpenters are at work
upon Mr. Hawkins' residence on the cor
ncr of Park Drive and Fifth Avenue
North. The building will Iw a handsome
and commodious one.
The machinery for Johnson & Jensen's
new laundry is heing pl:u~aed,kn the build
Mr. Carrier has returned from his
somewhat protracted stay in the
Mr. Healy, of Brooklyn, has been mak
ing a thorough examination of the re
sources of this section. He accompanied
Mr. C. M. Webster upon a visit to the
Sand Coulee coal mines and was greatly
pleased with what he saw.
Mr. Paris Gibson has returned from his
trip to the East.
Mrs. Rumor intimates the approach of
This issue of the Leader will number
C. 8. Gibson and A. C. Johnson, large
sheep owners in Northern Montana, came
in from Belt creek day before yesterday.
Dr. Longeway uses a cane on account
of lameness. However, we trust he will
soon be able to dispense with its services.
IvER PraTEnaox, of Eau Claire, Wis
consin, has opened a writing-class in the
Beachley block, Central avenue.
Mr. Ed. Canary has sold seventeen car
loads of Sand Coulee sand stone to the
contractors of the Benton Bridge.
Attention Is called to Mr. F. W. Waite's
notice in this paper of a large shipment
of furniture in transit.
Mr. Chas. T. Day is obliged to use a
cane on account of a severe attack of
Mr. Webster, of the firm of Churchill
A Webster, has returned from his visit to
P. P. Shelly, general manager of the
Montana Central, was in town last Mon
Mr. David Churchill, of Ulm, was one
of the many visitors to Great Falls this
Capt. J. A. Gregg, of Fargo, and Mr.
Dean, of Minneapolis, have been spend
ing the last week in town, and we learn
they are investing In Great Falls dirt.
~Mr. John Dyas has an office in the
and street between Central and First
The business men of Great Falls can
tell a spot on the sun when they see it,
and that is the reason they advertise in
L. H. Hershfileld accompanied Mr. Car
ter to Great Falls and Fort Benton this
week. Mr. Hershfleld is a well-known
J. M. Erskine, of St. Clair, was in the
city the fore part of the week and attend
ed the Republican meeting Monday even
Col. W. F. Sanders returned from New
York last week. He will not remain
silent during the coning campaign and
will undoubtedly speak at Great Falls
before the close.
Col. Dodge, attorney for the St. Paul,
M. & M. railroad, arrived in Great Falls
on Thursday and has been taking In the
i|ainbow falls and observing other ob
jects of interest in and about town.
The Park Hotel last Monday evening
was the scene of much hand-shaking and
general expression of good will on the
part of ninny Republicans who had come
a long distance to participate in the grant
About seventy-five persons came in os
the .xcursion early yesterday morning
This is the third excursion this fall fron
St. Paul, and another one will cone oal
Next month through fast train fron
it. Paul to Butte will he running.
Will Clark be elected? No! Will ('nr
ter he elected? Yes!
Send your job work to the LEaADEIlt o
The B. & B. restaurant, first door nortl
of the National Iank, is a favorite with
the epicurean fraternity of Great Falls.
The first ore received at the smeltel
was brought in fromt the Belt. mountalin
a week ago last Friday.
One of the typical itinerant jewetlet
has taken inll Great Falls on his rotnIu
The change of the schedule on the
Montana Central meets with general ap.
It is hardly necessary to call your at
tention to A. Nathan's Ihuge advertise
Politics have been lively in Great Fall
during the past few days, as the grand
Republican meeting Monday night will
The ladies of the Episcopal church
will have a sociable in the Kingsbury
building next Tuesday evening. All arc
Now is the tinme to subscribe for the
Daily Lj, mER, which will be issued dur.
ing the comitpg week. The subscription
rate will be 2i cents per week, or $1 a
mouth. All Republicaps in t;orthern
Montana should tsnd forward their sub
scriptions at once,
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