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GREAT FALLS, MONTANA.
`GREAT FALLS is located at the Falls of the Missouri which furnish the greatest available water power on the Continent. Is within seven miles of the most extensive COAL and I RON district in the West, immediately beyond which are rich GOLD, SILVER and COPPER districts. It lays tributary the best agricultural and grazing part of the Territory, and the pineries of the Upper Missouri and tributaries. It is especially adapted by its natural resources and geographical position to become the leading MANUFACTURING CITY between Minneapolis and the Pacific, and the principal RAILROAD CENTER of Montana. The trip to Great Falls will amply repay tourists by the beauty of the scenery on the way, and they will find here the most magnificent series of waterfalls in the world, while the surrounding country is rich in picturesqe scenery. For further information address H. O. C)HOWEN, Agent. SPRAY OF THE FALLS. A Knights of Pythias lodge will soon be organized here. Prof. Mortson, genial versatile and pun ning as usual, has been in town this week full of news and business. Thomas Murphy has sold out his livery stable and will take up a ranch. We wish him all manner of success. The gymnasium will soon give an exhi biton consisting of boxing, fencing, club swinging and a scrap between two green ies. The snow fall of Tuesday night has fur nished good sleighing which will be suffi cient for some time unless old chinook calls around. Mr. Caius Julius C(asar Apple Blossom lily, finding that a man of his pristine dis tinction is not appreciated here, will re move to Helena. Elegant apartments for Mr. and Mrs. Ira Myers have been fitted up in the brick building on Park Drive, formerly occupi ed by Spitzley c& Ringwold. In this connection the hauling of coal to Helena and beyond, also of ores from the mountains to Great Falls will make this at once one of the best freight roads in the west. II. 0.. Chowen's house is being pushed rapidly to campletion and will be ready for occupancy by the time Mr. and Mrs. C. return home, which will be about Feb ruary 1st. The mail transfer wagon from Getty' station across the river, broke through the the ice Wednesday but Mr. Getts succeed ed in extricating the wheels before they I sank very deep. Considerable work is now being per formed on the various coal mines in Sand coulee, with very promising results. The development of these mines shows con stant and decided improvement. A band of thirteen wolves were seen a 1 ew days ago, about four miles above Nat f IcGiffins in Sand coulee, From various r >oints we hear of considerable depreda- c ions on stock by wolves and coyotes. r Geo. Taylor received the sad news on t %londay, that his father was dead. The U >ld gentlemen has been a great invalid for several months and death, which brings . ;uch sorrow to his family came as a relief to the venerable sufferer. u We understand that a Forestry bill will je introduced in the coming session of the egislatute, on a similar basis to the Colo ado laws. The bill is intended to pro note the planting of trees by settlers, and ilso for their better protection while grow ng. The preparations on the ice house of Mr. Schamp as also that of Mr. Herring are now complete and the houses ready for the crops. On the bay a large surface of ice has been kept constantly free from snow, so as to secure a pure and merchant able crop. The era of cheap transportation near at hand will not only make Neilhart a large ore producing camp, but the Barker dis trict neglected for some time on account of difficult transportation will come to the front as one of the leading mining districts of Montana. The ores of the Barker be ing heavy in lead will be necessary in working the Neihart ores. The Montana Central R. R. from Great Falls to Butte will have an easier grade than any railroad ever built in the Rocky monntains. The maximum grade between Great Falls and Helena does not exceed 40 feet to the mile. The thoroughness with which this road is built, as also the easy grades indicate that the comprny intend to defy competition in the matter of mov ing freight. It now looks probable that the bridge to be built at the foot of Central avenue by the Townsite company will soon, be com menced. Mr. Herron and party of engi neers, were making measurements to find the best location and to make estimates of the cost of the structure. We are certainly greatly in need of a bridge and hope to see one spanning the river at this point, in t few months. here i~ a steadily ijcreasinginterest in the Neihart mining district, where there is much development being done, and every n blow with the pick goes to show that this is one of the most wonderful mining camps in Montana. In the number of lodes, and Sthe grade of ores this mining ctmap ap k pears to have no sojourn in the Rocky mountains. It is the opinion of many of the best mining men in Montana that this h camp promises reaults equal to the fa mous Butte mining district. Since the chinook wind which so nearly took the snow off from this part of the country about ten days ago, there have been frequent falls of snow till at this time there are some 10 or 12 inches of snow on the level. This may necessitate the use of snow plows by the Sheep own ers to some extent, until we have another chinook either to take the snow off alto s gether, or pile if up in the valleys and coulees. From all we can learn the flock owners of Northern Montana have hay on hand sufficient to feed 80 or forty days should it be ncessary. Samuel Getts, superintendent of the Melena & Banton stage line, was in town Tuesday, and made a satisfactory settle ment with Mr. Dickerman for injuries re ceived in the last coach accident. The permanence of Mr. Spitzley's injuries are not yet known, settlement with him will therefore be postponed for a time. The stage company could not have a better su perintendent than Mr. Getts. Although both of these accidents have occurred since he took the management, he was not in any way personally responsible. The fault, in both instances, lies at Helena where the coaches were overloaded. The ores from the promising mining districts of the Belt mountains viz: Nei hart, Barker, Wolf creek, and Yogo may be briefly described as follows: Neihart high grade milling silver. Barker smelt ing silver bearing ores, some being heavy in lead also large carbornate deposits. p Wolf Creek smelting, milling, and free milling ores of gold. silver, copper, and lead. Yogo, free milling gold bearing ores. These camps are distant about 50 miles G from Great Falls, and can be reached by - railroad of easy grades following up Belt creek, where a branch up Otter creek will . reach the Judith districts another one up the Dry Fork of Belt creek to Barker, and up main Belt river to Neihart. G PIONEER HOTEL Greet 'as, v zxO.t-, PAUL GRELLMAN Prop. Having leased the above Hotel and refitted the same we solicit the patronage of the public. Best table and most comfortable rooms of any Hotel in Great Falls. Charges reasonable M. SILVERMAN, PROPRIETOR Helen Armlory DEALR I I l Fruit, Tobacco, Oiga &c. Main Street, Helena, Montana Dunlap & Mitchell, ---DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND PROISION A Share of Your Patronage Solicited. Great Falls, - - Montana: An Established Fact isthat Paicesare Lowest at the I X LBAZAr. HELENA, MONT, Send For Samples & Prices and be Convinced MURPHY, MACLAY & CO., Wholesale and, Retail SROCENS1 And Dealers in Bu.ild.ers' IH-ardwaa e. Central Avenue, Great Falls, Molt. New Hardware Store. BUECH & HOTCEKISS, Have just opened the finest assortment of Shelf and Heavy Hardware. In Great Falls, at prices which defy Competion. All kinds of tin work done to order Call and gest prices Jil. FAIKRF1ELD, M.D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Great Fal!s - . - Montana. A .-. LADI) m. I). PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office Hours: 9 to II a m &2 to4p m Great Falls. . . . Montana JNational Bank Of Great Falls, M. T. CAPITAL, $50,000 C. A. BROADWATER, PRESIDENT. H. O. CHOWEN, VICE PRESIDENT. L. G. PHELPS, CASHIER. A. E. DICKERMAN, ss'T CAsHER. DIRECTORS: C. A. BROADWATER, H. O. CHOWEN, E. SHARPE, S. E. ATKINSON, A E. DICKERMAN, L. G. PHELPS. A general Banking bnsinessatransacted. Exchange drawn on the principal points in the United States and Europe. Prompt attention given collections. Interest paid on Time Deposits. BANKING HOURS, 8 A. M., 3 P. X. Send your Mail Orders to us for anything ytu May want in Fine Boots, Shoes or Slippers We Can Please You. SCHULTZ & CO., Helena, - Montana f C1 O llh SONn General Land and DI. ', M1 llt'G Mineral Business, Minee Examined and Reporl, Plan Etc., Executed. - Real - Estate - and - Comm izsion. S S otary 3 , --Gbi . OFFICEON 3d STREET BETWEE Sd & 3d AVES., - - - - GREAT FALLS. MONT