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THE DAILY ENTERPRISE Published every day except Sund y. WEIGHT & HEHDET, i Publishers. LIVINGSTON, M. T., SEPT 12, 1883. Helena. T1ie visitor to Helena for the first time cannot but recognize that the city is unfortunately located. In the days* when Last Chance gulch was turning out gold to a busy j>opulation of miners the camp grew up without any reference to the future, but only that its business houses should he near the scene of active mining operations. As a consequence the business portion of the present Helena is still crowded into the bottom of the garrow ravine, where )t is hidden from any but a very near view. The Tsame early condi tions have made the older and busier streets narrow and irregular and gen erally hilly. The view from the rail road depot of Helena, over a mile dis tant, is not prepossessing, as but a small and inferior portion of the city is seen, perched upon the outskirting hills, while the more imposing portion is hidden behind them. A nearer in spection reveals in every direction un sightly reefs of barren gravel—the debris from former placer diggings— which, though easily leveled when necessary, are at present a serious blot upon the surroundings. But Helena is a city, and .at present a booming one. From a flush mining c imp she has become a commercial center and distributing point and the abode of so many men of-large wealth that it is said and we believe with en tire truth that Helena represents more tire truth that Helena represents more capital than any city of its size in America. The business streets pre sent long rows of solid brick and stone many ot them weather-stained and discolored by the lapse of time in a way that it is hard for b resident of the newer portion of Montana to real ize. Away from the trade thorough fares a re hundred of elegant residences surrounded by well kept grounds and bearing evidence of the wealth and refinement of their occupants. Crowd ed sidewalks, an abundance of pri vate turnouts, electric lights, a very satisfactory system of water works with other features mentioned give Helena a citified air that is presented by but very few towns on the North ern Pacific. The advent of the rail road has brought a large accession to the city's population and infused a new element in her prosperity that will have just the greater or less effect up on her growth according as the older residents take advantage of its appear ance. There seems existent in Hejena a sullen indifference, even open hostility to the railroad. While we were in the city the Villard excursion'party arrived at the depot. No preparations had been made for their presence—no decorations; no general display of hospitality; no wel come of any sort. The explanation of this, as we heard repeatedly from resi dents of the town, was that Helena felt independent of the railroad and did not feel that it was necessary to conciliate that corporation by any dis play; that sort of thing might do very well for Yellowstone valley towns, that were dependent upon the North ern Pacific, but Helena did not need to spread herself in that way. This is a mistaken idea. When a railroad reaches any town, great or small, it exercises a certain influence that may be good or bad as those in charge or riain. The greater the corporation the stronger is its power, and to such as the Northern Pacific no city can afford to array itself in opposition Greater cities than Helena made heavy bids for notice from-Villard am his party and did not consider them selves independent of the Northern Pacific. With the wealth already cen tered in the city put in circulation for the advancement of local presperity, aided by railroad interests, Helena should become one of the great cities of the Rocky mountain region. The Northern Pacific company has taken ground for round-houses and shops, properly belonging to a main passenger division, and will make extensive im provements. A railroad hotel is much talked of, and increased and better hotel accommodations are certainly a necessity in the city* It will be built, U by the Northern Pacific, near the dbpot, thus becoming the nucleus of a bewer Helena, that will eventually fill up the gap last ween the depot and the older city. Despite the conservative feeling of her residents, Helena must go to tue jMÜroil, not only fig urative ly, out actually. MONTANA NEWS. The Northern Pacific express coiri panv has obtained an injunction to prevent Wells. Fargo & Co. from es tablishing their express business in Montana. From all sections of the Territory reports come of increased assessment rolls. Choteau county will foot up $3,000,000. Gallatin expects a show ing of $5,000,000, and Meagher shows an increased valuation of $1,000.000. A Young lady of Helena, Miss Hal low is studying medicine in the east. J. G. Smith an old and respected citizen of Madison county died sud denly on the Virginia and Bozeman road while! on his way to the latter place, lie ate some vegf tables at Red Bluff station on the road and «lied soon after under circumstances that led to the belief that he was poisoned. The body was brought to Boz eman, A reflective h miter in GcorgiY comes to the conclusion tiiat the vital force brought into play by the k Lin, of a wild turkey-gobbler would, if properly exerted between the plow handles, prepare seventy-two and a half acre* oi land for *.* ** cotton-»>! infer. PARLOR Restaurant Main Street, Opposite Bank of Livingston. Everything served in first-class style. Call and see us. Terms reasonable. FOULKS & KELLY, Props. a I B. Mai PAWNBROKERS, MAIN STREET, LIVINGSTON, M. T., Money to loan in sums to suit on ail personal property, diamonds, watches, jewelry, clothing, guns, pistols and other articles of value. Charges reasonable. All goods will be kept :> days over clue without extra charge. AU goods will be kept any length of time agreed upon. Cosiness strictly confidential. Unredeemed pledges for sale cheap. Notice, have your tickets renewed when they are due. PIONEER Harness Shop, Main Street, Opposite Bank. Wholesale and retail dealer and manufac turer of HARNESS, SADDLES. Riding Saddles. Side Saddles. Pistols. Hol sters, Horse Collars, Spanish Bits, Riding Bridles and Mexican Spurs. California Saddles A specialty. Round and Flat Bridle Fillings, Ivory and Horn Martingale Rings, etc. Repairing Done on Short Notice. COWBt)Y OUTFITS A SPECIALTY. ERNEST GOETTLICH, Proprietor. D. M. REESE, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER STORE FITTING A SPECIALTY. Plans and Specifications given for any kind of work. Office at the Brunswick Hotel. HOBBS & LINK, Liren, Feel anil Sale Stable OorraL Parti«« outfitted with «addle bona««» buck boards or^fto»carrlagwoashojrtuotio*, TsnurMMOO O FFICE OF "THE STAG." The Finest Whiskey in the Country. Everything on Ice. Main Street, - - Livingston, Montana. T. R. MAYO'S IHRE PAS» Main Street, opposite Postofiice, Are the Most Elegantly Furnished i in tha West. None Bat Exjsrt Worten Esployei ESTFinest stock of Barber supplies in Montana. 1 HEALTH OFFICE! DR. TIPPÎE, Proprietor. GARDINER, M. T. Keeps the Choicest Wines, Liquors ami Cigar:* in the City. When Goinjf to the Park GIVE HIM A CALL. J. Xj. XL, PROPRIETOR of the "BRUNSWICK" . SAMPLE ROOM. THE FINEST - Of Liquors and Cigars, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Milwaukee Beer Constantly on Hand. A Iieadiug Boom in connection with the late papers always on tUe. MIXED DRINK8A SPECIALTY MAIN ST., LIVINGSTON. T., OYSTER BAY EESTADflAST. MAIU STEEET, LIVIKGSTOïT, H. T. Meals at a!! Hours. Tiie Table i3 Supplied with the Best the Market Affords. LIBERAL TERMS TO WEEKLY GUESTS THIEADEAU & BDRBOH. Proprietors, Big TRI-WEEKLY STAGE -FROM Timber îo Mariinada'e. route. GEOKGK M. HATCH, Proprietor. BON - TO 1ST RESTAURANT. MBS. GEO. MAGEE, - Proprietress. SECOND STREET, Lira», OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. Dining Room Neat and Inviting. The Table is wall supplied with «11 the delicacies of the Season. BILLIARD RAPiLOR AD SAMPLE EÜÖH A Opposite the Depot. i The Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Finest Amusement Besort in Town. Oa.ll *** Se© XT s. BANK EXCHANGE! Higgins & Hanley, proprietors. i Saloon, Billiard and Pool Parlor Leaves Big Timber (Dornfx) TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY, connecting at Martin-dale with stages to White Sulphur Springs, Fort Benton, Barker Mines, Mussel shell and Judith Basin Countries l^f'Good stock and accommodations en FINE MIXED DBINKS A SPECIALTY, Choloe Wine«, Liquors à Cigars. pjjxk «TRBsr. timcdwoir, k. t. The Model Store of the w *3 3Q ft O o Wholesale and retail dealers in 9 rß V/ Nails, Iron, and Tools of all descriptions, i Tents, Paints. Oils and al. ) sixes of glass. 1 j Builders' Hardware) i| Shovels, Forks, and j MINIM G and CAMPING'S Outfits complete. } Tin Sheet-iron & Copper work! ■ • d A Specialty. ji *'A 1" Goods at Low Figures : Cç Old Reliable ever on Deck Learn our Prices before Purchasing. • U*».' ryg & f's GENERAL AGENTS FOE THE PARK AND PALACE AND MINNESOTA ADDITION, North of Machine Shops. Very desirable property for investment/ All wishing residence lots, come and investigate for yourselves before purchasing elsewhere, and buy only first-class property. Be sure and do not buy property which will separate you from Hiebest part of the town, and those who Juive examined the Park and Pakte» Additions acknowledge them to be far superior to all for resident 1 «. AYe have already sold lots to persons who will build immediately, anil in some instances bring their families. We aim to constantly keep ' houses for sale and rent, thus to accommodate those who wish logo to housekeeping in great haste and not l.aving time to build. AVe are selling houses very cheap, and wish those who anticipate buying would carefully examine ours, and see for themselves we do not pre varicate. REFERENCES: A. O. Slaughter. Banker. Chicago; 0. Livingston & Co., St. Paul; Citizens' Bank, Topeka, Kan. SM pme* * V t* anufactunng -ANI)— ep »afü lÀ» ■V» "1 IZél CK* LIVINGSTON, U. THE BEST STOCK -AJST 3 D STOVES lu the City is to be found at Ca On Second Street. We carry in stock Shelf and Heavy Hardware, the ACORN STOVES AND RANGES, PLOWS, BARBED FENCE WIRE, Celebrate STAMPKlTAND PRICED TINW/EF.^g, 0 CTF^ SHOVELS, PORKS. Table and Pocket Cutlery, Revolvers and Cartridges. At! .«Les ot ß attention to Rooting and all kinds of Tin, Copper and Sheet iron and guar . i ? » l sf action An exoerience of twenty y eal in the business warrants ns in saying that we can suit you. pu'JH GEO. T, CHAMBERS & c °'