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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE.
Pablislied Every T era ay at Great falls, M. T. WILL IHAN K~S. Prnu.sisaxa. OVER .two hundred thousand copies of Grant's book have already been ordered. WXE acknowledge receipt of a comp. from'the manageinentof the Montana Agricultural, Mineral and Mechanical Association. Thanks. JonH S. MILLS writes us a card stating that will commence the publi cation of a new paper in Anaconda to be called the Gazette. Success. THE Northwest, published in St. Paul devotes nearly its entire August number to illustrating the towns along the Northern Pacific railroad in Montana. THE Maiden Argus comes to us this week in the form of an all-at-home production. It is a good move which the other "patent" papers of the Ter ritory could follow with good effect. THE August number of the West Shore is an excellent production. The illustrations are confined exclu sively to Butte and its surroundings. Next month a large double number will be issued containing sketches and information concerning points along the line of the Canadian Pa cific railroad. LIEUT. SWATKA, detailed by the U. S. Government to explore the sea coast regions of Alaska, has resigned and has interested himself with a wealthy syndicate who will ship a large num ber of sheep and cattle to that coun try, upon the recommendation of the Lieutenant, who discovered what promises to be one of the best stock raising countries in the world. GREAT are railroads. They have done more to cement the Union, to bind the North to the South and the East to the West, than any other fac tor, through enabling a free inter change of visits by the people of all quarters of the Union. They have also, in the same manner. redeemed the veracity of the people of the West from the taint which has always clung to it in the East. If we mentioned our big trees, big waterfalls, big crops, or big anything, our mild winters and rainless harvests, we were met with smiles of incredulity, and, worse ydt, our statements were picked up and improved upon by writers of "Western sketches" who had never seen the Rocky mountains from their farthest eastern horizon, much to the detri ment of our credit generally. Now. it seems, the railroads have brought vs so many visitors during the past two years that the spread of knowl edge has wrought a wonderful change i in our favor, and an old pioneer can I return to the scenes of his youth and 3 speak of the many wonders of this t region without being threatened with I a commission to inquire into his lu nacy or indictment as a common liar. -West Shore. ' ANYOxE that has hitherto entertain ed any doubts about Great Falls will have them dispelled by paying the place a visit, and examining into the advantages it claims and possesses, and carefully noting the improve ments which have been made since it first claimed any attention, and also the improvements contemplated, which will, and are naturally bound to follow in their regular order. Ask any of the luny fanatics who are try ing to cry down Great Falls, what reason they have for their opposition, and they will tell you it is simply a scheme to sell cheap lots at a big fig tire. That there is nothing there, never will, can or should be; that the peo ple are ungodly, and a yard or two more of like senseless harangue. They make no pretense to tell the truth for their statements are untrue in every particular. The town property in Great Falls is not upon the open market; it is not sold for speculative purposes. If it was it would have all been sold ore this. Great Falls has the only flour mill in the Territory north of Helena. The plant of this mill is the finest in the west, and is, we believe, the only full roller pro cess mill in Montana. Besides this enterprise, it has two other mills for the manufacture of lumber and build ing material. It has one of the best brick yards in the Territory. It has the finest variety of building stone in the world. It is situated in the cen ter of the best agricultural and graz ing section of Montana. It has be yond question the greatest available water-power in the world. It has the best and only coal field west of the Mississippi. It has all the necessary fluxes for the successful treatment of the rich ores of the Territory. It has one of }h' largest deposits of iron ore found in the west. It has, in fact, advantages possessed by no other town or city in the United States. That it is destined to be the largest and most important manufacturing and commercial centers in the north west, no one having any pretense to common sense, after examining its wonderful advantages and varied re sources, has ever doubted. WIAT _' oNTANA OFFERS. In the August iiumber of that pop uar Imyizine. the West Shore, its editor in an able article sets forth isone of the advantages Montana of fers to people seeking homes, from which we extract the following: "Montana offers homes upon valua ble agricultural land to thousands, and that aside from its mineral wealth it has much to attract the immigrant. The climate is far from being the ex tremely rigorous one popularly be lieved in the east. Protected by its mountains from long and severe bliz zards, and open to the warm breezes from the Pacific Ocean, which pene trate inland beyond the summit of the Rockies, its winter climate is, in the main, a pleasant one. Occasional cold snaps close the streams with ice, only to be released again by the warm breath of the west wind. Cattle re main out all iwinter and subsist upon the dried bunch grass, suffering only a few days at a time from having the grass covered with snow or the streams closed by ice. Even when the ther memeter is low the dry atmosphere renders the cold less percept ible than in the more humid east. The spring opens early. The summers are not excessively warm, while the nights, even after the hottest days, are almost invariably cool. The aut umn months are almost perfect. One feature of farming in Montana is irrigation, which is practiced in nearly every section. The water sup ply is abundant, and, as a rule, the lands lie so that irrigation is simple, easy and comparatively inexpensive. To the thinking man the advantages of irrigation need not be set forth in detail. The fact of being independ ent of the elements more than over balance the expense of constructing ditches. With the ability to secure full crops in the driest season, with no fear of a season too wet or of rain to damage the grain in harvest time, the lot of the Montana farmer is a pleasant one. To the tourist Montana offers spe cial attractions in her lovely valleys and grand mountains, while her streams, forests and mountaing offer temptations such as seldom woo the sportsman in vain. Whether in pur suit of pleasure or in search of a home, this magnificent region should not be neglected. DISPATC HES from St. Petersburg say that there is a strong war feeling in Russia, and that military preparations I are in progress in Finland. THERE ee8ms to be a revival of busi ness in every branch throughout the Territory. COST OF THE PAGEANT. t t It is estimated in some quarters that - the total cost of Saturday's pageant a in New York was not far from a mil i lion dollars, divided as follows: Ex 1 pluses of regular troops, $3,000; Na tional Guards, $90,000: city expendi i tures, $35,000; civic organizationu:, - w250,000; draping the city, $500,000. A QUESTIONABLE PREI)ICTIOX. The Liberal newspapers in Canada 1 predict that the execution of Riel will seal the doom of Sir John Ma.;donald and the Tory party. They believe that the French Canadians to a man will transfer their votes to Liberal candidates. It is not impossible that executive clemency may be exercised on the basis of the touching recom mendation of the jury, of mercy to Riel. In that case Sir John will come off with flying colors.- -Pioneer Press. LAND OFFICE PATENTS. Twenty-nine thousand land claims within the States and Territories cov ered by Commissioner Spark's order of April 30, upon which final proof has been made, await the issuance of the patents since the order suspend ing the issuance of patents with the idea of postponing final act of the transfer of claimants until the special agents of the General Land Office could personally inspect the claims. For a time the clerks in the office went on filling out patents as before, but they were not presented for sig nature. Between 6,000 and 7,000 of these were written before the 4th of July, bearing date "in the one hun dred and nineth year of our indepen dence," which must be rewritten to correct the date and records of the office, and must also be made over, so far as these patents are concerned. For the reason it is the rule of the land office that no erasures or inter lineations shall be made in patents. BAGGED THE OUTFIT. Since all unlawful gambling games in Sacramento, Cal., were suppressed by the city and police authorities some time since, the Chinese have I complained bitterly and more recent- 1 ly they have been conniving to defy i the law by making in Chinatown an 1 unassailable gambling retreat within the numerous thicknesses of brick E walls and iron doors. Landlords and i Chinese were notified by the city an- I thorities not to so attempt a violation i of the law as force would be used to demolish the structures, if necessary, I to prevent the unlawful games. The I work of defiance by constructing bar ricadles continued and was just com pleted. A man appointed to shadow the place notified the police at noon that the game had begun and many had entered to gamble. A raid was at once made by the entire police force. All points of exit were guard ed and the iron doors were then bat tered down one after another until the inner room was reached and the en tire gang of 26 with a full gambling layout were securely bagged. The inmates were mostly armod with pis tols and knives, etc., but were hand cu fled togethor into groups and march ed to the city prison without any cas ualties. SEND 'EM 3VAST. Speaking cf the report of the Chi nese investigation in San Francisco the Chicago Tribune says: "It is inti mated in the conclusion of the report that an ordinance will be presented shortly, suggesting a method to drive them out of California into other States. If the whole 30,000 could be shipped to some of th.Ž sentimental eastern cities, with their opium pipes, prostitutes, goddesses of prostitution, and general filth and disease, the do nation might be appreciated by the sentimentalists. At least, they would have an opportunity to experience the Chinese curse under which the people of California have suffered so long." DON'T THINK XlUCH OF CLEVE LAND. A Washington special says: The case of Mohan, who came from San Francisco last fall and made 153 speeches in New York State for Cleve land, and who pawned his household effects to raise money enough to get through the campaign, is still on. Mohan has been one of Cleveland's vociferous admirers. Recently the latter told him quietly lie should give him a position in the 'Frisco Custom House, for which Mohan was an ap plicant. To the query whether be was a business man, Mahon grew red in the face and managed to say to the President that he did not stop to in quire whether he was a business man or not when he asked him to stump New York State. Cleveland advised him to go back to San Francisco and use his influence with the Collector there, who might possibly find some thing for him to do. Mohan is still here, and his opinion of Cleveland has undergone a radical change. WASHINGTON LETTER. [Froim our RIigular Correspondent.] UWismmnvo`, August 1, 1885. The two last weeks of tropical heat have had effect to thin out the popu lation of this city in more ways than ,t one. The morality has been greater t than was ever was known before. The flight to sea shore and mountain has been sudden an extensive, and the half a hundred members of con gress who had lingered impatiently about the sources of office, have melt ed away. The office seekers too are gone. The White House doors are closed to all except those who are in vited on official business, while the R President in shirt sleeves, armed with 1 a pitcher of ice-water, is making a 1 few appointments, many disappoint e ments, and saying "no" very emphat a ically to the cattlemen. A very pow 1 erful delegation of cattle kings be t sought him to allow them more than forty days to vamose their ranches, or - rather the ranches which were not theirs. The President replied in a brief note, written by Secretary La mar, that time would not be extend ed. As a result they will not "wait upon the order of their going but will go at once." Gen. Sheridan has an army on the ground, and the cattle r men and cowboys have no alternative but to go. The President, his Cabinet, Col. Lamont and Marshall Mcllicheal, will go to New York next 'Friday to attend the funeral of Gen. Grant. 1 The President will not immediately return to the city, but will go to the northern part of the states for a month's vacation. The White House, and all public buildings of Washington have a very sombre appearance. Literal miles of black cambric have been used in - draping them. An organized effort was begun to have the burial place of Gen. Grant changed to this city, but since it has been leared that Central Park has been definately selected, for the present at least, the subject is no longer agitated. The matter is, however, by no means permanently at rest. When Congress meets that body will in obedience to the popular demand, almost certainly ask the family to reconsider its decis ion, so hastily made and under cir I cumstances which prevented a proper s weighing of all the considerations en tering into the case, and consent to the final interment of the Great Cap tam's remains at the National Capi * taL In view of the unanimous ex pression of public opinion to that end, it is not easy to see how the rep resentatives of the people could do less, and the popular request coming in that form could not well be denied The fund for a national monument to Grant at Riverside Park, or Grant Park, as it i* ssia it will be hence - forth be called, starts with a first day - subscription of $.tG7, a very promis ing beginning. It appears, however, i that the committee are talking in the millioins. This is to be regretted, for i reasons of taste and business good sense. There is no occasion to spend - a million dollars, and it will probably lead to mortifying failure and delay if the monument is begun on such a pretentious scale. It is hoped that the committee will not see fit to run into debt. Let the people be asked - to lay their offering on the tomb, and let the shaft that rises from the grave represent this free will gift of grati tude. Secretary Whitney is candid enough to admit that, for obvious reasons, our navy officers know very little about the constrution of iron ships, and he declares that the department will go "mod istly and deliberately" in its efforts to build up a modern navy. Some other nations would be better off, pecuniarily and as naval powers, if they observed a similar policy. Millions upon millions have been squandered by various countries in costly experiments, aiu., in spite of these expensive lessons, it is true of other nations as of this that little is fixed in modern naval architecture. The nations of the old world have entertained themselves at considera ble expense by first making great ar mored ships that would withstand any gun, and then making great guns that would pierce the armored ship. A COMING COMET. [('onrier-Journal.] "You may look out for a brilliant comet in the southwestern heavens in August," said Prof. John A1. Klein, Kentucky's as tronomer. "Upon what theory do you base such a prediction ?" Well, the fact of the mat ter is that I have noticed for several nights the unmistakable path or orbit of the comet. Look! Do you see that great streak in the heavens resembling some what the milky way? It is the path or orbit of a great comet and that great streak of light is the gaseous matter that follows in the wake of a comet. It is impossible to see it at present, as it travels in the or bit of the sun, whose brilliant light dur ing the day prevents the human eye from gazing at it. The deflection by the latter part of July or August will, however, bring it above the horizon during the early evening hours. when it will be plain ly visible and of the tirst magnitude." As Prof. Klein has heretofore predicted and discovered comets with unfailing ac curacy, the fulfillment of this prediction will be looked forward to with interest by the scientific world generally. r aROYAL 8;'. rPO NDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvei of purity strength and wholesomeness. More economical - than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold i n competition with the multitudeof low test, shor t weight. alum or phosphrte powders. Soldonly in cans. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.. 107 Wall at., 1 New York. a ° JOHN W. WADE, Civil Engineer U. S. Dep. Mineral Surveyor. Special attention given to land surveying and irrigating canals. HELENA, MONT. HP ROLFE W FPABRKEB DOLFE & PARKER, Attorneys & Counselors Special attention given to Land and Mining C Claims and Collectiols. P.' ROLFE, U U. S. Dep. Mineral Surveyor. f GREAT FALLS 1 DR. A. F. FOOTE, DENTIST, Broadway, . - - Helena, Mont. (ABO'V HERALD OFrICE) STOP AT *The SILVER PALAE SALOON AND G8AMNG WMORIDI Imported XXXX Hennesy, 7 yars. 25 cents a drink. XX Hennesy, 4 years old, 124 ets. Extra Fine 4X French Brandy, 25 cents a drink. - Fine Domestic Wine 12k cents, I Imported and Domestic Cigars at 124 and 25 cents each. HENRY A. FRY, Prop. THE FUTURE O SI O_ __TA,, #TA, Located at the Falls of the Missouri, the --GREATEST-- L WATER-POWER ON THE CONTINENT. THE POINT IN THE XIPART OF THE i. TERRITORY O Agricultural and Stock Raising interests contend for pre-eminence in the surrounding coun try, every acre of which is available for one purpose or the other. Within Seven Miles of the Town is the Largest and Best Coal Field In the Territory, Underlaid by Great IRON DEPOSITS. The Neighboring Mountains are Rich in Precious Metals and the Combination of Coal, Lime, Iron and Power! Insureslthe establishment of large Reduction Works and the treatment of the ores of the Territory at this point. Manufdcturers of all kinds shou !d correspond with us. Liberal reductions made on tots to those wishing to improve. Address, JH. 0. CHOWTEN, AGENT. CTWCEMEI I IM 'III I I GROCERIES. HARDWARE. 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