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Wesly Tribne Established May 4, 1885.
GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE flUDM PATL AND SBsI-WEEXRY BT TB TRIBUNIE PULIJSllHN COMPANY, [Iaoonoo ErzD] WILL HANKS, President. H. O. CHOWEN, Vice-Pres. C. M. WEBSTER, See. and Treas. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Mall subscriptions must be paid in advance. DAuLY.. wsEm-WEEKLY. One yee, bymail, $10.00 One year, by mail, $.00 Six months, " 5.00 Six months, " 1.50 Oae month " O Three months" 1.00 One week, by carrier, 23 Single copy,...... 10 All city sabecribers to Daily delivered by carrier Advertising rates furnished on application. The circulation of the TaIBcn. in Northern Montana is guaranteed to exceed that of any pa per published in the territory. BSubsecribers desiring their address changed must send their former address; this should be remembered. Address: Talsmux PUBLISHING Co., Great Falls, Montana. NO. 8525. FIRST NATIONAL BANK of Great Falls. CAPITAL, - - - $50,000.00 OPFFICERS: C. A. BROADWATER, - President H. O. CHOWEN, - Vice-President L. G. PHELPS, - Cashier A. E. DICKERMAN, - Ass't Cashier DIREOTOR~S: C. A. BROADWATER, T. E. COLLINS, PARIS GIBSON, MARTIN MAGINNIS, ROBERT VAUGHN, JOHN LEPLEY, H. O. CHOWEN, A. E. DICKERMAN, L. G. PHELPS. A genewal banking business transacted. xcohange drawn on the principal points in the 8at~es and Europe. Prompt attention given to collections. Interest allowed on time deposits. GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1887. WALTER M. O'DwYER, EDITOR. BTATEHOOD. Montana will celebrate the Fourth with old-time ardor and enthusiasm. In other cities as well as Great Falls the'Declaration of Independence will be read, appropriate orations will be delivered, fire-works will be displayed, and the day will be given up to gen eral hilarity and merriment. Amid this festivity, which is proper and will do credit to the territory which bears "oro y plata" on her shield, but is not so occupied in search of gold and silver as to despise genuine fun, careful consideration should be given to the question of statehood. That should be the text of the Fourth of July orations, and, from Glendive to Missoula, from Vir ginia City to Fort Benton, the terri tory should ring with the just de mand of our people. The orator who states plainly and clearly the public grievances in this respect will do the "state some service," and will do more honor to the great men of '76 than he could by attempting to increase the renown of patriots whose deeds have made their names immortal. If we are thus vigilant and earnest ourselves we may fairly trust our cause to the judgement of the entire American people. ROJfOTINGi R)3P ' .' Great Falls needs no incentive to enterprises. There is no city of her age and population that is so widely known and held in such high regard. Since the first stone- was laid here, the influence of this city has been beneficial. Great Falls has enhanced the value of property for many miles around she has provided home pro ducers with a good market and ena bled ranchmen and others to procure lumber, hardware, dry goods, gro ceries, implements and other commo dities cheaply and readily. When the trunk railroads are completed next fall the scope of Great Falls, as a commercial and industrial "center, will be still greater. Our city will then be closely allied with the mining .industry, and people will flock here S-to bethe first to engage in the many industries which can be started here iwith success; merchants will come hereto buy wool or engage in general business, and we shall have a large, istead population, composed of the best lementrofnotthiwestern society. In very branch of trade and indus trour people will be able to meet uly all competition. They , buiy, sell and make goods under the most favorble onditions and will $hustder `F Falls the leading fn ern lontana. Sut oux peopie mustot ax their energies: Success istheprice oofoon stant vigilance. In a recent dispateli ex-Governor Pierce made some re marks j relative to Bismarck which concern all towns. He said: "That there are periods in the history of towns and sections when bravery and pluck and a judicious expenditure of money are necessary to put them on the highway to prosperity. The same growth and development may come ultimately, but years are valua ble, and the cities that leap to the front now are the ones likely to hold the lead in the future. Six months ago there was doubt and despopdency in the minds of half the population of Bismarck. To-day there are bright faces and a faith in the future that cannot be shaken. Those who have come here have seen the truth of the representations made. The moral of all this is: If you have an inviting town or country let the world know of it, and when you begin to advertise don't do it in a half-way manner." The brief history of Great Falls confirms all this, We have had no set back like Bismarck, but every step taken to make known the merits of our city has given a bountiful return. THE CUEUR D'ALENES. Idaho will always be invested with interest for miners and will become more so when, as we hope, the region known as the panhandle annexes itself to Montana. A correspondent of the Butte Miner, who writes from experi ence, gives his impressions of this interesting region as it now appears from a mining point of view. He says: "To the~person looking for the unattainable, or expecting to find a fortune on top of the ground without toil or effort, this is no place for him, or in fact any other mineral- country at this late day. But to the person who desires to mine in a legitimate manner, is willing to take the chances and endure the naturally-to-be-expect ed hardships and reverses before final success is attained, this country to such is inviting and alluring, like all newly discovered mining districts in its early stages." The correspondent also says that since Pritchard's discovery, in 1883, the placers of what is known as the north side "have been steadily pro ducers of gold," most of the yield coming from the side gulches on. ac count of their being more regularly worked The main creeks, such as Pritchard, Beaver, East and West Eagle, have yielded many thousand ounces of gold dust and nuggets, but the writer considers that to pay well these placers will have to be worked on an extensive scale by persons with capital. Regarding the gold quartz mines, the correspondent says that those of 1 the north side will compare favorably with or eclipse many in older mineral t locations. He gives some facts re garding their development as follows: The Kincannon lode,six miles up Pritch ard from Murray, slightly developed, looks promising, has an arastra and does well. Ophir hill, one mile above Murray, is a perfect treasure vault. On the hill is located the famed Mother lode, which with a one-tub arastra produces about $2,000 per month. Only development work is being done on the mine, and- the ore is wonderfully rich. The Occident group comprises the Occident, Mother's Boy, Fourth oeiTuly and Chicago lodes. A two tub arastra pays hugely on this property. The Treasure Box is a phenomenal gold mine, known to fame as producing about $16,000 last winter in a few weeks by four men with hand mortars. A one-tub aras tra produces from $2,000 to $3,000 per month from this lead. Across the creek are the mines of the Idaho Company (a Louisville corporation). A partly completed fifty-stamp mill, immense bodies of ore and cold.idleness are the prominent fea tures at present. Cause: Tenderfeet. Near the Idaho on Reeder gulch is the Golden Chest, the first gold quartz mine in the country on which a mill was erected; $27,000 was soon produced. For some time W. H. Pettit has been the superintendent. Be has worked on the plan to have a thoroughly developed mine before he starts his mill, and although he represents a Louisville company he is thorough in his business. He has now about 7,000 tons of pay ore in sight, and under his management the other Louisville companies will learn the way to make mining pay. It appears from all this that the Alenes. have vast stores of mineral wealth, and they will yet serve to at tract westward thousands of enter prising men who are likely to mature their plans at Great Falls, which will be a base of operations for the min- - eral development of both Montana and Idaho. Here miners will Afind large stores with machinery and sup plies, and here also they will find men of experience with capital who will be ready to engage in sound enter prises. In these respects as well as. rega large smfilters, Great Falls w bthe Denver of Montana SAs Utah has three prosperous woolen mills, which produced goods worth about $250,000 last year,it ray be reasonably expected that Montn wil cnsumel pe of her own product before lung x I tiseity such factories would find Lcoal and water in abundance with good faili ties for reaching markets throighout the northwest. We are even con siderably nearer the eastern markets than California, whence blankets and flannels.are sent to New York and New England. Of course it will be said that labor is relatively so high I that we cannot compete with the east, 1but that does not prevent the !Utkh or Californian mills from succeeding. The extra cost of production on ac count of high wages would be largely offset by the saving in freight on the raw material, fuel and manu factured goods. The subject merits careful considefation from wool growers as well as the public at large. The success achieved in southern cot ton mills, despite much misgivings, should afford encouragement. Mn. CLARK and the Butte silver miners complained with good reason to General Manager Potter of the Union Pacific that the price of salt is too high. It appears that the railroad company delivers it, in Butte for $15 per ton, which includes $3 for the salt at Odgen and $12 for freight to Butte. Mr. Clark said he could make a con tract for the salt at $2.75, and that it was absurd to charge $12 for freight when the same road hauled coal to Butte for $6, over a route 150 miles longer than that from Ogden. This is one of the many instances which show that Butte needs the railroad competition which the Manitoba and Montana Central will bring her. WE ARE AFRAID that Major Magin nis is somewhat inconstant. Helena assumed at one time that he deemed Last Chance gulch the hub of the universe and would uphold the capi tal against all comers. Next he be came fascinated with the scenery, the enterprise and the warm hearts which he found at Great Falls. Now we find him pleading successfully with Mr. Hill not to leave Fort Benton out in the cold. Perhaps he is in train ing for the senatorship, which would entail a friendly interest in the whole state of Montana, as we hope to call her soon. THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION has laid down for itself a pleasant sum mer excursion,, on the theory that people in Montana and Washington yearn for public office and are eager to show their knowledge of algebra and syntax in order to acquire it. It is pertinent to inquire now who will reform the reformers? NEw YORK has provided for her governors an executive 'mansion which is more elegant and comforta ble than the white house. Republican simplicity is at a discount in the Empire State. MOST PEOPLE WOULD pay a premium for exterminating the mosquitos. The prairie dog is angelic compared with the pesky insect which has so much malicious industry. CANARY & SHAW, Wholeeale Dealers in LI ME Proprietors of the Sand Coulee Lime Kilns. Leave orders at Bank of Great Falls. E. J. CANARY. ONTRACTOR AND BUIDIER BRICK AND STONE WORK. Great Falls, - Montana. F. M. MORGAN, Ar itect and Superintendent Office: First door east First National Bank. GREAT FALLS, MONT. RespectfnlIy solicits the patronage of those who contemplate brailding. DR R. F, FOOTE, DENTIST, !roadway Hlens, Must) (ABOvE HEALD wOnesE) -.AL An Established Fact i that I-: TE4R L BEAI HELENANMt 8en d a-i ~inI4 MURPHY, MACLAY & CO. Wholesale and Retail GROCERS and Dealers in BUILDERS' HARDWARE, S. E. Cor. Central Ave. and Second St., Great Falls. WILLIAM ALBRECHT. Great Falls, Montana, oealer in FURNITURE Bedding, Mirrors, Chromos, Cabinetware, etc. Complete STOCK and LOW Prices. . .ail Orders Solicitea. A. M. HOLTER, Pres. M. M. HOLTER, Vice-Pres. J. W. McLeod, Sec. & Treas. CHAS. WEGNER, General Manager. 0OLTER LU1MLBER CO. Incorporated. Capital, $100,000. 1881Also OllllnetiOll, Great Falls lniiig Mill. 18 DEALERS IN Lumber, Flooring, Siding, Shingles, Lath, Doors, Windows, Lime and Building Material. A. G LADD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office Hours: 9 to 11 a. m. and 2 to 4 p. m. Office at Lapeyre Brothers' drug store. JeH. FAIRFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Great Falls, Montana. F. B. NORRIS, DENTIST. All dental work done carefully and thorough ly. Gold Crowns, Parcelain Faced Crowns and Bridge work a specialty. Great Falls. Montana. JOHN W. STANTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC. Will practice in all courts of the territory. Special attention given to real estate and mimng cases. Great Falls, Montana. GEORGE W. TAYLOR, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC. Special attention given to real estate and land entries. Office: Over Nathan's store, Central avenue, Great Falls, Montana. THOS. E. BRADY, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Office: Central avenue, opposite the Park hotel, Great Falls, Montana. S.A. BALLIET, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC. Rooms 4 and 5 Birkenfeld Building, Main Street, Helena, Montana. JAMES M. AUSTIN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Commercial, collection and real-property law specialties. Careful attention given t U.8. Leand Office basinese. Settlers located. Buys andse;lsreal ro erty. Titles examined and abstract. furnished. Taxes paid feg non-resident s. Correspondence e~lici ed. Office in Taloott, Heuse' (near Blank of Great Falls), Great Falls, kontait . , J. D. MclNTiRas Cana. Moraxn, Chief Engineer SuBan B. Ganal. CO.Surveyor McINTIRE BROS., SURVEYORS. GxAtPY rGas. - -A" -,X ; o rv ALEX. B. LAPEYBE. BEN E. LAPEYBE. LAPEYRE BROTHERS, DR nUGGISTS, Dealers in Fresh Drugs, Patent Medicines, Paints, Oils, Lamps, Wall and Building Paper, Cigars, etc. Prescriptions compounded at all hours. Central Avenue, Great Falls. DUNLAP & MITCHELL, Dealers in Groceries and Provisions. A Share of Your Patrdnage Solicited. Cor. 3d ave. south and 2d st. GREAT FALLS, MONT., Eclipse Livery Stable HAWMILTON & EATON, Proprietors. Cor. First Ave. South and Fourth St. Corral and Accommodations for Feeding;' the Largest and Best Stable in Great Falls, Montana. WWe. have a cook and bunk-house, together with cookingutensils, free for the use of patrols. H. O. CHOWEN, PRESTON KING, F. B. WILCOX. President. Vice-President. Sec. and Treas. CATARACT MILL COMPANY MERCHANT MILLERS. Diamond, Manufacturers of the fol- f Cataract, lowing Brands of High Grade Flour: Gold Dust, Silver Leat. CASHI PAlh. FOR WHT. IlL FE"EFOR Great Falls, ontana. GOL MN SA Oe1N Charles McGeady, Proprietor. ine Bad of Liquors and Cigars in Stock .. 3 Ay" :Seu*6t. . eT~hir~qd Fou "% rt fiqt-sk