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Hon. Samuel H. Nichols and Others r
Arrive in This Good City-
Mr. Nichols' Public
Great Falls had the pleasure of welcom- T
ing five gentlemen on Monday evening. C
They came by the extra coach and have r
come t? stay. The party comprises Messrs. I
Samuel H. Nichols, Will Nichols, W. S. r
lchultt, J. V. Wilson and F. W. Waite.
They are all pleased with Great Falls and C
its picturesque surroundings. They were
quite surprised at the progress which has
been made here in advansce of the railroad, t
Sand express much admiration at the ex
cellent site of the city and the compre
hensive plan on which it has been laid out.
Appended are somec details of the party
which will ilte·:et the public. 1
Hon. Samuel 11. Nichols, who has cone
to act as seer- tary and treasurer po the
Great Falls Land & Water Power com
,pany, hail. from Massachusetts, which
has sent forth so many able inen to make
their mark in the Great West. He settled
in Minnesota in 1855 and engaged in farm
ing, which he carried on successfully for
fourteen years. He soon came to the front
in public affairs, and has a long, honorable
record in that respect. Mr. Nichols was
enrolling clerk of the Minnesota state sen
ate for two sessions. He was subsequent
ly assistant clerk of the house of represen
tatives for two sessions. He next held the
responsible position of clerk of the house
for three sessions. In 1869 Mr. Nichols
went to Alexandria as clerk in the land
office, andlrom there in 1871 to the young,
ambitious city of Fergas Falls, which has
o become the metropolis of the Red River
$ valley. Here his popularity was such that
he-was elected register of deeds for Otter
Tail county and served one term. In 1875
he was place. on the republican, state
ticket for clerk of the supreme court and
was elected by arousing majority. Twice
afterward Mr. Nichols was re-elected to the
same position, which he held until the end
of last year, a period of eleven years. Mr.
Nicholpis widely known throughout MIin
nesota and numbers many leading men
among his friends. He held high rank in
the republiean party, but has always been
- popular with the opposition. He was
urged by Prfsident Hill and other friends
to come out here, where his extensive ex
'perience will be of service in promoting
the advancement of the new city.
Will Nichols servedwith credit as deputy
clerk of the supreme court while his father
held the clerkship. He is well known and
fopular in St. Paul. He plays admirably
on the guitar and will be muclr appre
cinated in Great Falls society. He is as
sistant secretary of the townsite company.,
J. V. Wilson is.a farmer and trader. He
owns a farm on the St. Paul & Duluth, and
is also the fortunate owner of houses in
.St. Paul, where property is increasing in
value all the time. He will be a valued
member of the Minnesota colony in Great
W. L. Schultz, who joined the party on
the train, has been in the grocery business
in Minneapolis. He will return soon to
3Minnesota and then come back to Great
Falls with his brother. He is favorably
impressed wit1 Great Falls and will, en
gage in business here.
F,. W. Waite was engaged in the insur
ance business at the flourishing city of
Rochester, Iinn. He heard from good au
thority of the bright prospects of Great
Falls and resolved to join in the procession
that is moving westward.
In Helena, where the arrivals for Great
Falls are a notable incident in daily life,
the party were waylaid by the local scribes,
'who all had something' pleasant to say of
The Independent observed that the party
" bear glad tidings of great joy to the
boomers already at Great Falls. They say
that the Manitoba is coming westward at
the rate of six or seven miles every twenty
four hours, going Paris Gibson's estimate
two or three miles better; that there are at
wolk there 2,500 teams and 7,000 men,
working three shifts with electrk light.
The suspicion was created in the imagin
ative reportorial mind that the ties and
railsare being laid by inachinery from
Uactin `engines. These gentlemen will
devote a day-or so here in devising a
scheme to have their boom facilitated
.acroesthe Bird Tail di.ideby some motive
pwer, more - expeditions than cayases.
fe.ey :are boomeis from Awayback and
,- of .Iesources, and the new town will
steceive a new impetus by their arrival."
TUnder the caption of "Men from Min-
aesofa--Townse Ofiet s Pro1 rty
ldrn coat. r Greatfalls,"4te eve
ning star of Helena, the hierald, satd: "A
squad of Minnesota men invaded th. ter
ritorial capital last night and took quiarters
at the Grand Central hotel. The pVrty is
composed of Messrs. Samuel H. Nichols,
W. A. Nichols, J. V. Wilson of S.~ Paul,
W. S. Schultz of Minneapolis and F. W.
Waite of Rochester, Minn. They are all
onthe way to Great Falls, and are con
nected variously with the townsite com
pany of that place and the Manitoba rail
road. Hon. Samuel Nichols is secretary
and'treasurer of the Great Falls Townsite
company, and his son, W. A. Nichols, as
sistant secretary. They go to the new town
of northern Montana to take charge of
the affairs of the company and lend an in
fusion of Minnesota boom blood to the al
ready quickening veins of metropolitan
growth that are beginning to permeate the
system of the embryo city of Great Falls.
lion. b. H. Nichols was for many years
clerk of the supreme court of Minnesota,
and his son filled,the post of deputy with
the same ability that marked the sire's
administration of the higher'offilce. Both
are stanch republicans and men of expe
rience in commercial fields. They
They hold important commissions from
J. J. Hill, the chief ot the Manitoba rail
way system, and will assist in developing
the extensive plans of that enterprising
magnate in Montana. The others of the.
party have similar connections and aims
in journeying to Montana, each holding
some interest, present or prospective, in
the city of Great Falls. The main object
of the whole expedition may be said to
contemplate the taking possession of the
helm of the Great Falls boom and piloting
it to speedy and successful metropolitan
maturity. One of their first moves is un
r derstood to be -the early incorporation
t of that town as az44ity with full municipal
r powers. The gentlemen spent the day here
and were variously entertained by our
prominent citizens, viewing the points of
interest in and aboutthe city and listening
to veracious narratives descriptive of our
e resources. They will start tomorrow for
the north, fully equipped with definitely
formulated plans and a complete assort
ment of 'boom baggage."
Prof. Mortson Compleing a Maps of n
Central Montana.
Prof. O. C. Mortson, the eminent scien
tist, is completing a map of central Non
tana which will be on a scale of eight
miles to aninch and embraces aboutthree
fourths of the territory. It shows the new
county (Park) and gives Great Falls ''e
prominence to which it is entitled. The
north fork of the Sua river is outlined,
making that waterway 50 miles longer
than it has appeared on any former map.
The location of t. Mary's lake, near the
British boundary, is also defined.
Prof. Mortson has made this map in
great part from actual surveys and obser
vations made by himself. His extensive
knowledge of Montana topography has
enabled him to make important correc
tions in maps that are regarded as stand- I
ard authority. He has gathered an inter
esting list of elevations, which telibriefly
the wonders of Montana topography.
Among them are the lofty peaks of the
Crazy mountains, one of which is 11,178
feet high.
This map shows that there is a vast area
commercially .;tributary to Great FallS,
whose admirable location may be discerned
at a glance.
An Elk Comes to Town.
Gus Heller came to town on Wednesday
with a fihe elk which he had procured at
Judith Basin. The elk, "which is about
F two years old, was caught by Indians and
was sold by them to white forlks at Judith
Basin, whb raised it as a pet. Gus H,,ller,
who is always ready for a deal, gave a filly
F for it and led it away, amid great weeping
t on the part of the children, wigt whom it
- was a favorite. a e elk to
~ Helena, where hb it for $150.
t Whilein the p ad restless,
and when a woms ght would
L walk toward her for the fiir
s- ex, Gds says, is w t that the
w elk was raised bt treated it
a kindly: The el stomed to
Scities, and lok at Great
a alls
eA Case of Deafn uesstul ly
,L Achilof Th rifb Yel
d lowistone counp ad gradu
[L ally lost its h three
yeirs, was broM ,the well
-: known c f Heleno.
r- Alftera Bin the
- child cured.
The First Number of the Daily to
Appear Monday Aiternoon.
The seyond i nnual :vlume of the T. rn
r:-U: ends with this number, sard on M'(nn
Sday we shall begin the publication of the
DAILY TRIBUE. It will be issued for
the present in the evening, but. later on,
with extended mail and telegraph facil
ities, we intend to publish a morning edi
tion. The subscription for the DAILY
TInBusss wiltl be twenty five cents per
week, delivere~ by earlier, or $10 per.
year to mail subscribers outside qf Great
Falls. In place of th~i weekly edition we
shall publish SENII-WnEE iE ones which
will be prepared specially for dirculation
in the territory and elsewhere among all
who are interested in the progress of Great
Falls and the general advancement of
willbe furnished4tt the same rate as has
been charged for the weekly (three dollars
a year), thus adapting it for general circu
latiop and providing the public with near
ly double the amqunt of reading matter at
the former price. We make these changes
in order to keep pace with the growing
importance of Great Falls, which requires
the service of a daily paper to record its
progress and to provide the people of
Northern Montana with the current news
of the day. We are grateful for the prompt
response which the announcement of a
daily edition has elicited from advertisers
and subscribers. We hope to render the
new paper worth falls, which
as the terminus j-oba system
and the initial ontana Cen
tral, will soon b est and bus
iest places i
A64 ttrtq a;nbarter.
G rat r nawa-r as Sol
Smth R rdingly the city ol
is entitled k The articles ti
have been . t urpose and they b,
may ·bee week. Among
thetrustees son and L. G. h
Phelps of al bank. "r
The cit corporate rank o
under the passed by the er
legislaturev, ye it powers that ,
most cities yf r ing a mayor and
aldermen, a 1well a1otier members of the
city government. It will also give the h
city council authority to pass ordinances t,
and make improvements at the public ex
pense. The general effect of incorporation t]
will be to increase the public prosperity p
and render Great Falls more than ever a t
good place for people to come to.
The Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Reid will hold divine service on
Sunday evening. He will preach the t
seventh in the series of discourses on the
book of Daniel. The subject will be the
"Conspiracy Against Daniel." Sabbath
school will be held at the house of Ed. I
Canary's n Sand Coulee next morning at
10 o'clock.
Last week the foundation was begun of
the new Presbyterian church, for which
tl)e townnsite company gave the ground 1
free.. The building 0ill be 26x50 feet. It
1 is intended to erect a iore spacious church
later on. _."
Met by Chance.
r There is a cruel rumor afloat that Col.
t Broadwater of Montana and the Bernhardt
t had an encounter on Monday. As the
I story goes, when at the Ryan the colonel
Shas been in the custp of having parlor
A assigned to him, :.his is the one that
B lernhardt had. The colonel sailed into it
Monday unaware of the divine presence
t behind the doors. She jabbered French
o at him and the co.lni called up his choic
" est Hielena verbs and Niouns, and politely
, retired. That was ..,U save the blush of
d embarrassment that stll clings to the col
r bnel's cheek.--Piones Press.
it The Work Goli Bravely On.
o The good uew has o Jo hand that
it lrkendall&icU contractors,have
Anished the worlk at the big ct, seven
miles from here, and haye beeno odered to
Y complete-the grading to Great.Falls, so as
- to have the tr.k ready tot tei ties and
-i rails when the anitoa tra rive he
e early in eptember.
a. Deth of i rs. Barrett.
ire SP a sget tht death of
g* Mrs. A1 EdwbBare ic tooktB place
on Friday morning in the Park.hotel, of
which her son-in-law, Mr. Ehrhart, is pro
pricetr. Mrs. Barrett, whose maiden name
;wvs lro, 5S, Webb, was born July 30,
t1d8.; at Avon, t. Y. In 1853 she married
C'ol.,Wallace W. Barrett, who joined the
-14th Illinois volunteers in August 1i61 as
captain. He became colonel of the same
regiment in 1863 and commanded it with 1
distinction to the close of the rebellion, t
taking part in the battles of Stone river, i
Chickamauga and Peach Tree creek.. At
the close of the war he received a commis- I
sion in the United States army, and was I
honored with the brevet of lieutenant I
colonel therein. He died in July, 1879, at
SFort Riley, Kansas, the headquarters of
his regiment, the 16th Infantry. In the
volufiteers Col. Barrett received the brevet t
of brigadier general.
Mrs. Barrett was a devoted wife, and I
was in hearty sympathy with her husband I
throughout his honorable, arduous career 1
in the field during the cihil war. Her f
manner was amiable and her intellect I
bright. She was a zea1os member of the t
Baptist church and merited the affection I
of her three children, W. W. Barrett, Mrs.
Ehrhart and Certie M, Barrett, who, with 1
Mr. Ehrhart, have the sympathy of the
entire community on this sad occasion.
Mrs. Barrett bore resignedly the suffer
ing entailed by a long illness and passed
away peacefully, regretted by many
.friends who appreciated her excellent 4
-qualities. The funeral service was read
on Friday by Rev. Mr. Reid in presence
of many friends, assembled to paythe last
tribute. The pallbearers were Messrs.
Paris Gibson, Huy, Harris and O'Dwyer.
The remains,accompanied by many people,
were conveyed to the cemetery at Sand
Coulee, where the interment took place
while the falling rain moistened thenewly
made grave and the Rev. Reid pronounced
the final words of Christian hope and
Bishop Brondel of Helena Delivers a oj
Lecture at the School House. ti
TheRir.ht ? ,v. J. B. Brondel,. bishop
of H ilenft, visite. Great Falls for the first
time on Wednesday. He was accompanied
by Father Eferschweiler of the Indian tl
mission at 13lIknap. Bishop Brondel came
here from St. Peter's Mission, where he
received six noritiates into the Ursuline
order. These wvere the first to join
the order in Montan . Bilhop Brondel
was pleased at the progressive appeaseande
of Great Falls and derived much gratis
cation from his visit here., In the evening
he lectured in the school-house on '"Bap
tism." He made an eloquent discourse, in
which he explained the Catholic teachings
thereon. He also spoke of the dogma of
papal infallibility, and made reference to
the use ot Latin as the universal language
of the Catholic church. Next morning
he celebrated mass, and left on Friday for
Fort Benton. He was ~rmerly bishop of
Vancouver and apostolic administrator of
the vicarate of Montana. When Montana
was elevated to the rank of a dioz se,
Bishop Brondel was placed in charge of
it with his see at Helena. His diocese is
larger than all Italy, and he has episcopal
control over the Indian missions as well
as the church in general.
Bishop Brondel is a native of Belgium.
He officiated for many years in Washing
ton territory,'and went thence to the Brit
ish island of Vancouver. He has visited
Alaska and has extensive knowledge of
the Indian races in the northwest. He
speaks the English language fluently, and
. -feels that long residence has made him
it truly western.at heart.
Father Efe schweiler left on Thursday
morning for Belknap.
r A Veteran's Opinion.
The Great Falls TarBU u is soon to
eoinmence the publication of a daily pa
,h per. The TRIBUNE has always been in
the front rank of Montana's newsy week
llies, and with the booming tow. in which
it is published will doubtless maintain its
1- position and grow to more eminent heights
ass daily journal.-Heral.
Both are Plenty Here.
The Great Falls Tnrnusi announces
that it will shortly begin the eisau. of A
Sdaily edition. 'beenterpriserequieslots
of pluck,to sayr othing of the ness
t quesedon.- Ieddpent
Between Shear's. osn Ilighwood andi
Cster's on Heta pocket ook contain
feder will please take the money sd ie
of tarnapoet book ba ohe to
c Chas.A. Crwde Z l T.
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The Arrival of The Pose of Helena
She Descends the Missouri
from Grand Canyon. s.
•'The boat is coming!" " Such was the
glad teFs that circulated through Great,
Falls otlThursday morning. People ran
to the windows and balconu.es to descry the
tiny form of the "Rose of LHelena." as she
rounded t:e headhlanl and entered the
bay. Many persons hastened to the river
bank as the Rose gracefully steamed down
the broad Missouri and moored beside the
shore. Bishop Brondel, Paris Gibson and
other leading citizens gave Jud I: ilger
a hearty greeting as he stepped a:,hore,
after this, the first, trip from the Gate of
the Mountains to Great Falls. The pub
lic were invited to examine the craft. Many
people hastened aboard and listened with
interest as Judge Hilger told how the
staunch Rose sailed boldly down the Half
Breed rapids and then proved her capacity
to make the return trip by asdending them
Judge Hilger remained here until yes
terday, when he sailed homeward.
He intends to make regular trips from
Grand Canyon, where the boat will connect
with a stage for Helena, which is only
eighteen miles distant.
The public were well pleased with the
outlines of the Rose, which .was built of
steel in Dubuque, Iowa;.and measures fifty
four feet by ten. She has a powerful en
gipe, which is under the efficient manage
ment of Capt. Reese, and a well-conducted
wheel at the stern, which churns the water
into a frothy mass as she advances. Her
hull is strong and yet light. She draws
only sixteen inches of water and her en
gineer has no misgivings when the skip
per cries oat, "mark twain." The Rose'
has accommodation for fifty passengers,
who may enjoy the cool breezes of the
Missouri while protected by the ample d
awning overhead. She carries a large
skiff at her side and has an ample supply:
of life belts. A government certificate au
thorizes Judge Hilger to navigate her in
these waters, while another certiies that
she has fully complied with the law. ,
Judge Hilger said to q Tnmrss repprter:
"We left the Grand Cahyon in the Gate of
the Mountains at one o'clock on Tuesdqr
and ran down to the Half-Breed rapids
that evening. We laid there over night
and in the morning placed stakes and lines
on the islandind ashore. At one o'clock
we steamed up to pas$ the rapids and went
over them easily. By two o'clock we had
passed the rapids and were at Gorham by.
three. It was cloudy. We decided to
stop at the Old Mission for wood and lay
there over. night This morning we
steaaped up again, and after a pleasant trip
we arrived at Great Falls. This city has
made a splendid start and has an excellent
location. I am greatly pleased with the
: signs of progress which I see here on every
Judge Hilger takes great pride in the
Rose. "She will go almost anywhere," he
says. He intends to make, regular trips
between here and the Grand Canyon,
which is only eighteen miles from Helena.
A stage line will connect that city with the
1 boat. Judge Hilger says that Col. Broad
water has taken great interest in the suc
cess of the boat and Intends that promin
ent people connected with GreatFalls and'
the railroads shall take this route in order
to avoid stage-riding.
Capt. Reese is robust in size. He has a
thorough knowledge of machinery and has
great confidence in the sailing merits of
the Rose.
The Range All Right.
y 'lbert Vaughn of Sun River was in
town this week. He says that he and the
Northern Montana Cattle Co. have been
rounding up horses for the past two weeks.
They have overhauled 2,000 head without
- finding a"single dead horse on the range..
n He says the loss in cattle is less than has
k- been reported. Cattle are picking up.
h The loss of sh p in Chctean county does
s not amount to ten per cdat. (rain iscom
it ing up nicely. The rain will insure very
fae crops.
Another Factory.
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tso L8. islno Hlegwiit
tBds to etablishl et
demand fort e lla gaterlal do comes
n t itthety as eoo he s t' ti"
towac u at h
a ,amen.

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