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
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
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
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
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
Manufacturers of the following brands of High Grade Flour
Cash Paid Wheat.
MILL FEED FOR SALE.
Great Falls, - - Mont. S
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
Mail and Express Orders Promptly Attended to. Or
A. NATHN, The "One Price" CLOTHIER,
Next Door to Tribune Offiice, Great Falls.
BEN. E. LAPEYRE;
Fresh Drugs, Patent Medicines, Stationery, Wall and
BUILDING PAPER, PAINTS,
Oils, Glass Lamps, Cigars, Etc., Etc.
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded at
GREAT FALLS LIVERY STABLE
Thos. W. Murphy, Prop.
The Best of Care Will be Taken of Stock of Every
Livery - and - Stockmen's - Trade - Solicited.
The Largest and Best.
Corral in the City in Con
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
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
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.
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),
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.
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
D. C. EHRHART, Proprietor.
j...dh... MVJ~cMVJ.T....,T...d T d CO.,
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.
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