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$kst of! the*"ci£y ii^Ha^i.—*-.. Streets until it reached the leveTat Main street where it spread" out like a lake, covering the walks and streets to the depth of a foot or more, and went roaring and rushing down into the basements and wherever it could find an outlet. Prom Broadway to the railroad tracks on the south, was a sea offilling water, which rose until it swept over the walks and into casements. Here the greatest damage was done, as stocks of goods that were stored he- Wise Talks by the I believe the man pushing the wheelbarrow is oftener happier Hum thetman riding in an automobile. Mon ey Vont purchase more than food and clothes and excitement—the ex citement you get at the.bargain sales Honest, don't you hate to go to a l«iikpapt-^o^6f''3u^''Mil odd stuff that's shipped in from New York or Chicago, and 4f you buy: something on the spur of the moment, find are stung? ^here's not much pleasure in that and you can't take anything back as youfca^ to our home merchanjf If it JprM eat #«d, and get a new artlcllFor ,your money back. Don't *you inoir fliat most ^of thes ftupt sales are fake sates the aeyeit.were bmikrupt stock,,i..ee.bank* lots oftomanan*"fales •tufT" madeistrom uptorJust this kind of excitesaent ,1 tneTJ Oh, it's fine to be handed'the bunco salt 1 am't It? Isn't it Mai en JoyaWe? Speaking of Joyous things. JjwiUi ybfi wait till Sepjamber befoje l^you order your new lawn mower and garden hose? Ctyess n^t. Slope In and see\'onr4e^P*n« ..wtflts. Those will get you excited, alright, all right, and you can't get buffaloed either. Now come ixs/and break the ?p»t*Wii.LriJ: On the other side of the street from St. Alexius hospital the Union Mer cantile company suffered a heavy loss The water poured oven the sidewalks, here, into the basements of both the newf and the old buildings, and in the old Wldingit reached as high as the second step of the entrance. The basements were stored with miscel aneous goods and merchandise, in cluding several 'barrels of oil which .burst and spread themselves over the troubled waters. Wire, nails, canned goods and various other articles were let,.loose in the general flood and the damage will be heavy. Some of the articles were not greatly' damaged, while others will be a total loss.^cv Coming west on Main street"the Northwest hotel was In the line of high water and the basement was filled to the floor level. In thebaae* ment was the laundry which was put out of commission and the linen and other stuffs ground Into the mud and dirt that came in with the water. A Quantity of groceries stored iar the, cellar- was in some cases a totaldoas. The barber shop of C. Dolan£one of ttfe' largest and $est In' "ttie cltyr%jfc tu iolHJilwf WITHVr K*r-~.and" .'' reached*several inches cud- ^caic^-foh t!he -east was driven several inches walk. The basement had been recent ly fitted up, new heating apparatus put in place and everything made spick and span. The loss here was considerable, in addition to the dis comfort and debris brought by the of the basement with water. In addition to the rush of water into the basement, lightning struck disa greeably close to the hospital and one orXthe electric motors was burned oat The lightning was vivid and al most continuous and was startling In its brightness and the noise oi tneand electrical discharges. Telephone and electric light connections buzzed and snapped and added to the general alarm. $&& wftii water and bar^l^uilding at 8 cnjjrg and TarIoustapr|^rasfilledw purtances ware set floating In a meal jOf dirty water. The shop was put entirely oat of commission, as was the shop of Walter Knott, under theKGem theatre, in which there was, at the worst of the flood, seven feet of water, the mark of high water be ing plainly discernible on the watts and windows. The shop was a total wreck, and after the. storm there war* little to be done except to remove What- property was portable and wait tor the water to subside. The sub sidence of the water was fairly rapid, in tile middle of the forenoon af ter the storm, there was about two -t» s^eat thai fine area wall out of its perpendicular and the West ern Union telegraph office was a com plete and melancholy wreck. Desks were floated about, the desk of Man ager Vesperman having been carried from the south wall about twenty feet through the flood to the door. The manager made a life saving trip into the basement yesterday morning and rescued some checks and valu able bills of Uncle Sam's from the desk drawer. The tables are twisted and turned about, supplies, stationery, other property swept from itrf place and into the middle of the flood, and the whole office is a com plete ruin so far as the transaction of business is concerned. In the same building the basement below R. L. Best & Co.'s clothing store was filled With water and heavy damage done. A stock, of .fur coats, caps and other articles recently stored there was soaked and flooded and the loss on this will be heavy. A pump wa3 set to work immediately after the storm and the water was pumped out of the basement to enable the salvage of goods as far: as possible. Further west on Main street there was little if any damage. The rush' of water was confined, to the corner, building, and did not Teach into J^^oibert basement or those further west There was afoot of water on the floor- of the Gem theatre when the flood was highest and the chairs and seats had to be 4*k£n out yesterday and the floor cleaned and- prepared for business again. Vn&fa.*€h&-°-:ffit£¥$!fotiB^ store at the.corner of Fifth an^*iai», there Is a 'hote'^tthe'west.wfc^.&e>wat©r rushed through and -sunk -the sWe ^walk and the earth beneath it, and considerable damage w*i doae" from ,• •...• fi«u»w ed V&.J*:"y The excavation torTh© jiewsvhank Fourth on* Main streets with a rush of muddy water and' the flood rose higher than the level of the sidewalk and set tts high ireter mark on tie window casings that were alrej^y In «^ce in the foun dation. When the water receded a natatorlum was left enclosed in the solid cement basement walls that gradually lowered In the course of the day. The contractors state that the water will not damage the foundation, and that the wall* will be permanent ly andfinallysettled before the weight of the building goes on. There is a sand stratum beneath tie basement waits of this building and the water that was left drained off gradually *, .am...i\ ivy- &£- ?"?K x't.u*^«lj.-,V)* ,t*-^4*'f'- 10,000 in 1912 Real Estate Investments Making Money Faster Than Any Mercantile Business in Existence Why Not Put Your Money Where It Will Make Money? Look What Other People Have Done by Investing in Real Estate in a Growing Town Why can't yon do the same? (Jet in now and buy one or more of those MILWAUKEE PARK LOTS. Just see what you may get for your small investment of $85.00. Your deed may read Four Lots with a House on it worth $4,000: or it may be one of the Houses on Two Lots worth $2,000 or it be the House on Two Lots worth $1,500 or it may be one of the Half Acre Tracts or it may be one of 75 Corner Lots, which is more valuable than an inside lot. All of These Opportunities for $85.00 The least you can get is a Lot 25x132 for your investment. ., ..'" Btow can you afford to pass this offer up at the liberal terms we make you LOOK Only $85.00 for a Lot $10.00 down, then $7^00 per month until you pay $85.00 No interest on deferred payments, City or Improve ":[.'-• ment Taxes for One Year Come in and let us talk' it over with you, or write for circulars and par ^ticu^raj. Money invested in Milwaukee Park Lots will make you more W it money'than any other lot investment in Miles City, or any town in Montana or ftorth Dakota. ":--t.-:\. Save at least a portion of jrour salary and invesMt in this proposition. 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