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NYE ON HIS TRAVELS.
*-le Describes "a Hostelry talletl the Fifth Avenue Hotel. I am writing this at an imitation hoeI where the roads fork. I will call iTt the Fifth Avenue hotel because the hotel at a railroad junction is generally called the Fifth Avenue, or the Gem City house, or the Palace hotel. I stopped at an inn some years since called the Palace, and I can truly say that if it had ever been a palace it was very much run down when I visited it. Just as the fond parent of a white-eyed, two-legged fro ak of nature loves to name his mentally c son Napoleon, andjfor the same r.- .t a prominent horse owner in 111. ,t year socked my name en a tall, buck-skin colored colt that did not resemble me, intellectually or physic ially. a colt that did not know enough to go around a barbed wire fence but sought to sift himself through it into an untimely grave, so this man:u has named his sway backed wigwam the Ffth Avenue hotel. It is difier nt from the Fifth Avenue in many ways. In the first place there is not so much travel and business in its neigh borhood. As I s:aid before, this is where two railroads fork. In fact that is the leading industry here. The growth of the *town is naturatlly slow. but it is a healthy growth. There is nothing in the nature of dangerous or wildcat speculation in the ::dvancement of this place, and while there has been ro noticeable or rapid advance in -the principal business, there hluas been no falling off at all, and these roads are fork ing as much todaly as they did before the war, while the s:ame three men who were present for the first glad moment are still here to witness its operation. Sometimes a train is derailed, as the pa pers call it, and two or three peopie have to remain over, as we did all night. It is at such-a time that the Fifth Avenue hotel is the scene of great e.citement. A large codfish, with a broad and sunny smile and his bosom full of rock salt, is tied in the creek to freshen and fit himself for the re spor.sille position of floor manager of the codfish bait. A pale chambermaid, wearing a black jersey with large pores in it through which she is gently percolating, now goes jayous ly up the stairs to make the little postoffice lock-box rooms look ten times worse than they ever did before. She warbles a low refrain as she nimbly knocks loose the venerable dust of centuries and sets it atloatthroughoui the rooms. All is bustle about the house. Especially the chaim bermaid. We were put in the guest's chamber here. It has an atrophied bed made up of pins and counterpanes. • This last remark coureys to the reader the presence of a light joyous feeling which is wholly assumed on my part. The door of our room is full of holes where locks have been wrenched off in or der to let the coroner in. Last night I could imagine that I was in the act of meeting, personally, the famous people who have- . ,? her- and who moaned thLaugh tih . who died while waiting for the dawn. The chambermaid is very'versatile, and wiaits on the table while not engaged in agitating the overworked mattresses and puny pillows upstairs. In this way she im parts the odor of fried pork to the pillow cases and kerosene to the pie. She has a wild, nervous and apprehen sive look in her eye as though she feared that some herculean guest might seize her in his great, strong arms and bear her away to a justice of the peace and marry her. She certainly cannot fully realize how thoroughly secure she is from such a calamity. She is just as safe as she was forty years ago, when she promised her aged mother that she would never elope with anyone. Still; she is sociable at times and con verses freely with me at the table, as she leans over my shoulder, pensively brush ing the crumbs into my lap with a general utility towel, which accompanies her in her various rambles through the house, and :she asks which we would rather have "tea or eggs!" This afternoon we will pay our bill, in accordance with a life-long custom of ours, and go away to permeate the busy haunth of men. It will be sad to tear ourselves away from the Fifth Avenue hotel at this place; still, there is n" greaktliotswithout ,some small gain, and a :bar hext hotdl we may not have to chop '~ur owif~ood and bring it up stairs when we want to rest. The landlord ofa hotel who goes away to :a political weeting nnd laves his guests to chop their own w~dAund then charges them full price for the rent of a boisterous snd tempest-tosed bed, will nevers endear hfi..self to'those with whom he is thrown iz (orintact. We leave at 2:34 this afternoon, hoping that the two railroads may continue to fork here just the same as though we had re mained.-Bill ?Nye in Boston Globe. . Surprised :His :Stomach. An Indian resident of Yakima, Wyomf ing territory, drank sixty-one glasses of -soda water during two days last week. A. C. LORING, PAIRIS GIBSON, H. O. CHOWEN, President. Vice President. Sec. and Treas CATARACT - -Mill Company MERCHANT MILLERS. Manufacturers of the following brands of High Grade Flour DIAMOND, CATARACT, GOLD DUST, SILVER LEAF. Cash Paid Wheat. MILL FEED FOR SALE. Great Falls, - - Mont. S CLOTHIER Has now on hand a large, complete and well selected stock of FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING: Having bought these goods before the great advance in wool, we are ena bled to offer them to the public at prices that defy competion. Call and inspect goods and prices before purchasing Elsewhere. Mail and Express Orders Promptly Attended to. Or A. NATHN, The "One Price" CLOTHIER, Next Door to Tribune Offiice, Great Falls. SI BEN. E. LAPEYRE; DRUGGIST -DEALER IN Fresh Drugs, Patent Medicines, Stationery, Wall and BUILDING PAPER, PAINTS, Oils, Glass Lamps, Cigars, Etc., Etc. Prescriptions Carefully Compounded at all Hours,. GREAT FALLS LIVERY STABLE Thos. W. Murphy, Prop. The Best of Care Will be Taken of Stock of Every Description. Livery - and - Stockmen's - Trade - Solicited. The Largest and Best. Corral in the City in Con nection. LARLENT HQTELI' S .n. ' James Gibb, Propnetor. 'iravelerss Will i Find Good Accommodations , - , ' ......... ' ",-FI ,ST, "AVENUE ' "' SOL UTH f t t 4ISOn Iai Pai G G reat ` Fa ts,. M ont, M:O EiN MOORE,.O'BRIEN & Co. Poprietos. I Canadian Pocific Railroad. TO STOCKMEN AND SHIPPERS Season. of 1. 886 This Company is again in the field for the transportation of Live Stock from Maple Creek, N. W T., to St. Paul, Chicago and all points East and South. First-class feeding and unloading yards, standard cars, solid trains and careful handling. Rates as low and time as tast as by any other 1 -te. For full information apply to W. E. BELCIHE e Stock Ag't. Fort Benton, M. T., or to the undersigned ROBERT KERR, 12-3m General Freight Agent Western and Pacific Divisions, WINNIPEG, First National Bank, OF HELENA, MONT. Paid-Up Capital - $8500,000 1 Surplus and Profits - $300,000 Individual Deposits 82,300,000 Government Deposits 100,000 S. T. HAUSER, President, A, J. DAVIS, Vice-President E. W. KNIGHT, Cashier. T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT, Ass't-Cash. ASSSOC]IATE BANKS: FIRST NATIONAL. Fort Benton, Montana, MISSOULA NATIONAL, Missoula, Montana. FIRST NATIONAL, Butte, Montana. A General Banking Business Transacted. R. S. Hale & Co. (IALE'S NEW BLOCK), HELENA, MO.TNTANA WIholesale and Retail Dealers in Drugs, Uliedicals aud Medicines, Fancy Toilet Articles, Paints, Oils & Brushes. And all goods to be found in a thoroughly stocked drug store. Particular attention givento orders from country physicians and customers. All medieines warranted fresh and genuine and of the best quality Horse a.rd Cattle condition powders; sheep dip, &c. Orders by mail will receive prompt attention. DEVINE'S HOTEL, SUN RIVER, - - - MONTANA Best meals and Most comfortable rooms of any Hotel between Benton and Helena. Piano in Par Por fdr use of guests. RATES--Room and Board per Day, $1.50 Parties Travelling Will Please Not Hesitate to Wake me at any Hour of the Night. JOHN DEVINE, p- )P `TOR THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR PARK HOTEL D. C. EHRHART, Proprietor. ESTAABLIISTnED 18'7". j...dh... MVJ~cMVJ.T....,T...d T d CO., PROPFIETORS OF The Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery, AND DEALERS IN HIDES, SHEEP PELTS. FURS. TALLOW. Ginseng and Seneca Root. S.lee.p Pelts a Specia.lt.. 101, .103 & 105 Second St North, - Minneapolis, Minn Shipznents Solioited. WVrite for Oiroutarus. Across the Missouri River above the mouth of Sun River is now :running. A new wagon road con necting with this Ferry whibh- in tersects the Helena roadnear Eagle Rock, and effects a saving in distance of TEN MILES oetween Great Falls and Helena. The road is plain and good. S:r . . .. 1i