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VOL, 2, GREAT FALLS, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1887, NO, 47
cosulm 8u| .U!!| Iam now carry -.Ja fine line of Samples for Suits made to Order. tog'ether with my line of Ready Made Clothing. "ARRIS H CLOTHIE, ONE PRICE SQUARE DEAlER Stone Block, Great Falis. REAL ESTATE AGENCY, Loa ns, Auction all Conissoiio, Will Buy and Sell City Property, Negotiate Loans, Make Investments for Non-residents, Collect Rents, Pay Taxes, Rent Houses and Collect Rents. Best of References Given. Correspondence Solicited. Harry Ringwald, Great Falls, Mont. JESSE L. HENRY, HARRY E. RANDALL Land Attorney and Notary Public Six years in U. S. Land 1nines HENRY & RANDALL, Attorneys in Land Cases. Real Estate Brokers, Loas nd COLLECTIONS Agricultural Claims Located. Contests a Speolalty. All business before the local land office .t Hel]na. and the D;.partment of t he Inter ir at Wýeash inton, civen strict attention. Special attention given to. the sale of real estate, rent collected, ti tles examined, taxes paid. Office: cor. 3d St. & 1st Ave. S., Great Falls, Mont. HEO. GIBSON &CO. Beaistate andt STORAGE, FORWARDING & RECEIVING Excelsior Meat Comp' ny Wholesale and Rctaii Dealers in .Fres]a Meats OF ALL KINDS. Special attention given to the retail trade. All orders filled t promptly. 1st Ave. S. Great Falls GOLDMINESALOON SEXTON & McGEDDY, Props. Fine Brands of Liquors and Cigars in Stock 1st Ave. South,Great Falls: Steamer "Rosebud." The steamer ~ "tls "i, left Bisnmarck last Moa:iy, le. :dld with frei.ht for Ben ton and (;r-at Falls. Comin,. IJu iide i)ouýl:l: hat rcceie1d a letter fromt a friend in (Glendive, 1. T., statinc th:t e.ihr families from" that place are en route to Great Falls. Telegraph Poles. The p oles have been landed here for the t.ele-,graph tlin: which is to connect Sireat Falls with the ielena and lienton line at the Leaving. We will soon be in tel,%teraphic communeicati on with the (ot side world. Park Drive. Few towns have been laid out upon such a far reaching plan a- Great Fails. A comnpl.te systemL of op.rks and drives has a already been inaugurate.d. P:rk drive has been extended to a distance of three miles. lined on either side with treets. Extra Coach Line. Eener:d manager lh,,t informs us that the extra line of coac:he will be put on between Helena and Grcat Falls next week and will make tri-we-ekly trips. The regular mail line of coaches will cross the river here and the station will be relmoved from Johnstown to this place. Will Preach. EoiT BEarox, M1. T.. April 4, 1T. . Ed. T'ribeue: W\ill you oblige me by announcing in your next issue of the T :IWUNE that the 1:ev. Geo. ('omfort. of Bozeman will hold services at Great Falls on the 1,th of this - month. Yours Rest., J. Vin's. The Episcopal Sociable. A very cnjoyaylle rec"lntion was given i:ast Saturday evenina natu's hall hv the ladies of the Episcopal society to give their friends an opportunity of meeting M3r. SC('lewes. An excellent literary and musical entertainment was interspersed with friendly greetings and informal converse tions. At ':.30 a lunch was served by ti., ladies. after which the company dispersed, :il hoping the freq,.tent recurrence of i these plea<ant iocial vathi.rings. I .-atal Accident at Augusta. -" aite n-.n'. . .. t i k:n own l: ,th.. name of i:a1dy was /dr iv ng a spirite'd te.mi a ttached to a t:lky plow on Mike 3a loney's r'anch, on April 4th, when the horses became frightened at something and ran away. Batld became entangled in the reins and wa- draLeed over the routjh around. 'Mr. Malone going out to call himnt to dinner, found hind lin, on the ground, suffering from injuries which caused his death a few hours afterward. Excelsiot-ic Housekeeping, Tlhey were young, amnbituous "nd de sired t, succeed in life. Alfred and An- i gelina were elgaged to be married. It was a beautiful Sun ay morning on which I they walked out, and seeking for reerea- I tion cros-ed the river. Hand in hand they strayed until severa! milet s !albeen male: it was pa.t non and - et neither of them thought of lunch: future prospccts,a home and married h:apptiness occupied their at tention to such a degree, that eating and drinking did not occur t,, them till late in. n the afternoon. \When their appetites aip prised them that htnger's p:ans must be satisfied, they were hungry indeed, and far distant from horne welcomed the shel- I ter of a: railroad tent. It proved to be the , kitchen tent of a railroad grading camp. n The cook kindly offered th.m the food for Cr which they .,ere in need, and as the suc culent steak was brought on the board they were forced to enquire from whence such govd meat came, and when informed agreed that in the near future, as man and t wife, they would patronize the Excelsior 0i Meat Co., of Great Falls. * T "Chinook." d MIr. Jioh: Minto. of :,tlem, Oregon, ci writes tr,. u- as -,i-lows concerning the name "chinook:" ,The n:une doubtless results from using e the easiest means of intercourse, first be- th gun when the Astor trading company th planted the trading post of Astoria where of the city of that name now stands. The F Chinook was the most powerful tribe of w Indians near the post, some eight or ten cl miles nearer the ocean-in fact, just in side the bar of the Columbia. It was easier to say in the trading jargon that "the wind di is from Chinook," than that it is from the salt water. The deep cut of the river th through the coast and Cascade ranges of of mountains, forms a groove-like channel, ye through which this wind. trade and vocab iulary found their way from the mout to - the lfeeding spring's of the C(,olunbia. '1'.T stocklnl adp'ci tdh t term bl eotern 1" egou, and carried it wit' : :.i - ' the y first drove stock to fio'.i , . ; :';: r ing camps.-Mi'an ,. 1 .... .. The Outlookfor Ureat Falls II Never were the 1lr:;-,c :. of ,a ;i-i. ::,, as bright as those If <G:,:,rt t-I': at t.'h present time. It is certain r: b, . , ter r ilinu of two railroads within six months. t Within that time, also, it will be coelltc-ted i with the Sand Coulee iron and coal ietlds. a Over a quarter of a million dollars of im Irovemiient have been contracted for, to I be completed within a year. Agriculture will be carried on upon a scale never he fore attempted in this vic:nity. We preo diet that no tow of three tilme. its size will be the scene of such activity as ('rceat Falls du:rin the present season. tiun dreds of people from all parts of the )roun try :re writing for information about the "future gr,?.t." Sonme of these are splcl lators, but the majority are of that clas-s. who are seeking for homes in the west. Snd de0 e to become bonatfitie (citize:1s of the most promising town between St. Paul and Portland. Nowhere in the west are such opportunities offered to the settler, such rewards held out to industry, per severence and capital. It is not wise to rush blindly after every boom which hap pens to start up along a line of railroad. It is always best to consider carefully the resources of a place before adepting it as a place of permanent abode.. 3Many towns born of western recklessness and desire for speedily acquired wealth, have sprung up and ilourished for a day, only to be come the sepulchres of blighted hopes and squandered fortunes. We invite a carefiul examination of the advantages of fered by Great Falls and the surrounding country. after which no one who has any knowledge of the laws governing the building of cities can fail to concede to this town a phenominal combination of resources which set aside all doubt as to its future greatness. Viardered oiy British Indians. Four !,:1'x, rApril G.--bXDpe:iai to the Inde.epend n t.-'-ews hs just been re eci,d of a :orrild u nd c , d oodednmur der. Edward B. Caldwell, an Englishman who lived at Perrybu'rg, smalli postofiiice n.iout ti't-:i:. mie ira this place, started fronm his hone, on -[:.rch 29th, for a neighb rar's Tom Bevins, about ten miles distant. and started from the latter place, returning MIarch 0Oth. lie was found yesterday morning three miles from Bev- l in's place, having been mu dered and left i lying behind his buckboard. lie had been I stabb..l in the breast in two places. One i of his horses had been shot dead and the t oth:"r had begn cut loose from the buck- t board and ridden off by the murderer or ii murderers. No clue has yet been reached. 1 Caldwell was a man of considerable means b and was universally liked. lie had about I 4-45 with him at the time, and is now sup- i" posed to have been killed by a party of tl British Indians who stole some horses x from Sare & Kennedy about the time of l the murder. Location of the Depot. R We have had an opportunity of seeing : somue of the maps showisng the latest lines b :surveyed through town by the i. C. rail- tl road engineers. It would appear that it ci is now contemplated to Iqate the dei0ot re grotunds either north or south or east or b] west of Thomson's dry goods store. This eC will make it convenient for gentlemen de- w siring suits made to order, and for ladies F who require any;tii:lg in dry goods, shoes, `l carpets, sewing machines, etc. tf th The New Scab Law. cc The new scab law goes into effect June li Ist, and provides for a special tax levy not do to exceed one-half of a mill on the dollar th on the assessed valuation of all sheep. th This fund is to pay for the services of a cc skilled assistant, to receive six dollars a th day, who will take charge of sheep when circumstances require it, and cure them. W fo An Urgent Need. tu A petition has been circulated and re- be ceived numerous signatures, praying for ta the appointment of a special constable for fo this town. There is certainly great need te of a peace officer this summer. Great Falls, like all new andflourishing towns, will be resorted to by many desperate characters Sand Coulee School Meeting. ht At a meeting held in Sand t'oulee school W4 district last Satarday-thetollohiving titees P were elected: Chas. Lochray for a term of en three yeals; John G. EarhSt, for a term ef two years and Jonathan Goon for one year. ,,a b- Pro'i: t;orn in Montana. 0 t i n o'w O : ';.v: ":',:raV conc led th"le : cainnot rou1] Montana politics. f:,. 1 , 1 "tio l.w has passe S..' " ...... s- -i.gned by on S., -ton, ;. ::> he is called, clh , : xer",,,r. Th,: legislature 5:<: S>1 ', ?bill which prohibits the sale of * whisky or beer within two miles of any ra:ilroad under construction except iii un corporated towns. They also passuid a bill raising the license in all cases, and prohibiting the sa.i> of intoxicating bever ageS in variety theatres and all places where shows are hehl. This is drawing the lariet a ound the cause pretty tight, but we don't see any of the mixologists around our part of the territory who ap p'ear to have b. ce at all alarmed at the pro pects of tl.:s be':oming a cold water territory. L,' i tarilmu his organized a pro hibition part" and has become a gr:eat dis turber in Gl::atin valley politics, in fact there twre ,only 75 straight democratic ticket· voted at the election hell there on the 4th. Misseonla county, or at least that part of it embriaced w:ithin the limits of the Bitter Hict valley and its tributaries, are preparing to wheel into line; the ques tion is being agitated in Helena and at many smaller places. The newspapers appear to lack the courage, many of them, to even state these facts as general news. The fact is this prohibition question has become the great big hidra-headed terror of both the republican and democratic parties: it is a question that is making trouble in nearly every state of the Union; Maine, Iowa, South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas and Ohio are absolutely prohibition while Michigan, Texas, Tennessee,Oregon, Arn ansas, West Virginia and Pennsylvania will all vote upon the constitutional pro hibition amendment the present year. The ante-prohibitionists claim that the law cannot or is not enforced, while the "prohibs" claim that it is. However this may be there is a certainty that the pro hilbition quoioteu is raising particular Ned in all p:ort- f : th Union. There seems to b, n,.thii lEke prohibition to take the nmoi.et n out of politics. Just throw the prohibition bombshell into the political ciunp and all hands will be pulling hair in no time. Even the women and chil dren have got the vereioid of the disease, and in some i'.lcs they seemito be able to make more he: , .:::a the old wheelhorse politician. X. X. Northvwes''rn lnclans on the War-Path d I'or nx. April 6.-[Special to the Intepen:ient.]--Mr. G. W. Frields, super t intendent or the Walrand Ranch Comrn n pany at Macleod, arrived in the city to e day. lie says the Blood Indians are on e this side of the line in great numbers, and that the authorities in the northwest are r making strenuous efforts to prevent them [. leaving their reservations. It is well s known tht numbers of cur own Indians t Piegans--are with them, and their object - is undoubtedly to steal horses and kill f those who may oppose them. It will be well for the ,tockmen in this vicinity and in the Judith and Musselshell regions to be on the lookout. Mfr. Frields left Mac leod on the 1st in-t., and on his way in saw a band of horses just beyond the Rocky Springs, which for the benefit of the ow ners he described as follows: One claybank mare, has been ridden, one sor rel mare, one bay mare, tail banged, blotched brand, one M3. P. horse tail bang ed, one bay horse, white face. The horses were large and the mares medium size. At Fort Conrad it was reported that John Spencer's horses had all been stolen and the cabin raided. Inspector Watts was at Conrad, but left for the Sweet Grass country yesterday. Indian Agent Pock lington, agent for the Blood Indians, had done everything in his power to' prevent the Indians from crossing the line, and the mounted police have, scoeted the country clean to the boundary line to turn the Indians back, but without avail. We would suggest that it would be in order for the troops on this side of the line to turn out and see if these red devils cannot be checked in their career. If the mill tary is not more successful than hereto fore, the settlers will organize and pro tect themselves. Bank of Great Falls. This institution opened Its doors this: week ready for business. We have no hesitancy in recommending it as being worthy of the liberal patronage of the public. The gentlemen at the head of the enterprise have ample capital and are ex perienced bankers, and all business en trusted to their care will aeceive .prompt and careful attention.