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One Hundred Buildings Destroyed
in Hurley, Wisconsin-The
Loss is Heavy.
HURLEY, Wis., June 29.-A fire broke
out here Monday, and destroyed Silver
street, the principal thoroughfare of this a
city. At noon four or five business-blocks a
of the city had been swept away. The r
fire then worked towards the Lake Shore
depot, but was finally brought under con
trol. Five blocks of builaings were re
duced to ashes. The loss is estimated at
MIILWAUKEE, Wis., June 29.-A special f
dispatch to the Evening Wiseonsin from
Hurley, says: "The burned district em
braces Silver street from Fourth avenue
to the river. Fully 100 buildings were
destroyed, and many people rendered
homeless. No lives were lost. The fire
broke out in a rendering house of a man
ufactory, owned by the Gogebec Ware
house Company.
Iurley is a young, thriving town which
has sprung upin the Gogebec iron region1
in the nortwwest of Wisconsin. It has,
or had, a fine hotel and is the business t
center of a large portion of the mining
Murdered for Revenge.
ClIcAGo, June 29.-News reachedt
Ozark to day of a foul murder committed
in DIouglass county, Missouri last Thurs- t
day. Pemberton Iluntless, while on his
way to the mill, was shot and instantly
killed by an unknown assassin in ambush. 1
Suspicion rests on a man who received a
whipping from Bald Knobbers last year,
and the motive of the assassin is supposed
to be revenge. The greatest excitement
prevails in the vicinity of the murder and
the farmers are said to be working their
crops in squads, being afraid to work
President Irwin Retires.
ClrcAn;o, June 29.-At a meeting of the
Board of Directors of the American Ex
change bank, President Irwin tendered
his resignation and earnestly urged that it
be accepted. This was done and Vice- 1
President Downey will be elected to fill
the place. The utmost confidence is ex
pressed in Mr. Irwin. Iis reasous for i
withdrawing was that his connection with
the board of trustees might impair public
confidence in the bank. An assessment of
thirty per cent wasordered levied to cover 1
any impairment of the capital stock.
Oil Employes on Strike.
PHILADELPHIA, June 29. tThe striking
oil men made a move yesterday, which, if
successful, may result in a general strike
of all employes of the Standard oil com
pany throughout the country; over twenty
thousand men would be affected. The
strikers held a meeting yesterday which
passed resolutions calling on the manu
facturers committee of the Standard oil
company to investigate their grievances.
In case of their refusal the strikers will
appeal to all employes of the Standard oil
company to come to their aid.
An Officer Reinstated.
WARRINGTON, June 29.-An order was
issued from ,e war department to-day by
direction of the President restoring to the
army Maj. Benjamin P. Rinkle, retired,
who was struck off upon the judgment of
the court of claims. This judgment was
reversed by the United States supreme
court May 27. He will be placed upon
the rolls as never having been legally
separated from the army.
No Contract Labor.
NEW YORK, June 18.-CollectorM agone
to-day investigated the case of the French
silk weavers who landed at Castle Garden
Sunday, and ordered that they be sent
back to France, in accordance with the act
of congress prohibiting the importation of
contract labor in the United States. Itap
pears the weavers were under contract to
work for Jersey City silk manufacturers.
Not Killed at All.
ST. PA.L, Minn., June 29.-Robert
Graham, who was reported killed by In
dians in Montana, has reached Regina in
Northwest Territory. He left Bell,
his compaion. who was also reported
killed at Fort Buford where he way de
layed with stock by the breaking of a
cable ferry overthe Missouri.
May Join the Knights.
CHICAGO, JTune 29.--It is stated that Dr.
McGlynn intends to become a Knight of
Labor and work here for it part of his
time at least. This announcement
.creates great feeling among the radical
element of the Knights who see that
Fat.her McGlynn is a man of great force
as: .ainst Mr. Powderly.
Pension Defrauders.
-B ro-xAfs), N. Y., June 29.--John
Ludlow and Dr. Robert N. Miles of Elmira
were arraigned before United States Com
mpissioner Hall to-day, on a charge of de
frauding the pension offiee at Washington
,of $3,000. They were committed, being
unable to give bail.
The Judith Coming,
FORT BENTON, June 29.--[Special tothe
Tribune].-The steamer Judith arrived a
Coal Banks at 1:55 p. m. to-day.
The Sweet Grass Mines.
The brothers William and Hank Hagan
arrived the other ntight from the Sweet
Grass mines after a load of provisions for
themselves and other miners. They report
an excellent supply of water for mining
purposes. There are fifteen or twenty
different companies of men at work, all of
whom are taking out from five to ten dol
lars a day in gold to the hand. All the
va'uable mining ground is claimed and
worked by owners. Fred Barnes and
George Walker have brought a ditch I
on their ground, a distance of a mile and I
a half from another creek, constructed a
reservoir, and for a part of the time have
been working their claims nights and by
the hyaraulic process. Good quartz has ,
been found but no effort has been made to
develop the quartz leads yet, owing to
the fact that titles can not be procured 1
until the reservation is thrown open. The
Sweet Grass miners draw all their supplies
from Benton.-River Press.
A Democratic powwow is rumored in
John Sugland, Brattleboro, Vt., murder
er, hung himself.
Syracuse, New York, unveiled a sol
diers' monument recently.
James M. Webb, an uxoricide, was
lynched at Kuscuisko, Wis.
Wisconsin university will hereafter
teach Hebrew and Sanskrit.
Beaudet & Chinic, wholesale hardware,
Quebec, have failed for over $200,600.
S. N. Bridge broke his nose on a defec
tive Oshkosh sidewalk and got $1,800.
The recent rains were not enough for
the logging business on the Chippewa.
Slosson, the billardist, visited Patti in
Wales, but Nicolini was jealous and he
The National Gpera Company has ar
rived in New York and is kicking for
The American Exchange bank (,f Chi
cago lost $298,000 by the Cincinnati Fidel
ity bank.
George P. Smith, Chicago, was elected
president of the Patriotic Sons of
There is a good deal of speculation in
San Francisco over the shipment of arms
to Honolulu.
A. C. Lang, who got away from Mus
kegon, Mich., two years ago with $30,000,
has bee captured.
J. E. Dowling, Boston. who killed a
milk peddler, has been found guilty of
murder in the first degree.
Tomahawk, Wis., a lumbering town, is
bulling a new dam with a boomerage
capacity esf 300,000,000 feet.
The big Springfield, Ohio, reaper firm,
Whitely, Foster & Kelly, have failed,
but the factory will be run by a receiver.
The bondsman of Harper and Hopkins,
of the Cincinnati Fidelity bank, have
given them up, and they are behind the
Mrs. Cleveland says she will visit
Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and "other
western cities" with her husband in
Negotiations are pending for the re
moval of the United States Rolling Stock
Company, of Urbana, Ohio, to Decatur,
Matthew Gurnee, a wealthy brick man
ufacturer of Havfrstraw, New York, died
after a week of great suffering from
Van Vranken, an old and wealthy citi
zen and an elder in the Presbyterian
church, at Marshalltown, Iowa, was swin
diled out of $2,000 in cash by an ancidnt
confidence game.
Brick Pomneroy has preferred charges to
the commissioners of hospitals against the
management of the New York govern
ment hospital, alleging drunkenness, de
bauchery and incompetency.
Prof. A. H. James, for the past fourteen
years connected with the Columbia Uni
versity, Washington, has been appointed
superintendent of the Indian schools for
the district of southern California.
Prof. Elisha Gray's new discovery is
called autotelegraphy. It :is claimed that
it will be possible by this inventian to
write upon a sheet of paper and have an
autographic fac-simile of the writing re
produced by telegraph 300 miles away.
The Largest in the Country.
HELENA, June 29.-James Shields, col
lector of internal revenue, left last night
for Salt Lake City, to take charge of the
internal revenue office for the territory of
Utah which has been added to this district.
He will place a competent deputy in
charge and continue to make his home in
Montana. The Montana district now in
cludes Montana, Idaho and Utah, and is
the largest district in the union, It is
larger than the whole of the original
thirteen states of the republic.
HELENA, June 29.--Col. Broadwater
has received the following telegram from
Superintendent Eagan of the Manitoba:
"The end of the track last night was forty
three miles west of Fort Buford, making
it 185 miles west ot Minot. We are now
are averaging four miles per day."
Horses Restored.
ST. PAUL, June 29.-Indian Agent Polk.
ington has telegraphed to Regina an
nouncing the successful mission of a Can
adian deputation to Montana, to recover
one hundred horses stolen from Red Crow,
chief of the Bloods by a party of Gros
Showed Ability.
WAsnBIHerox, June 59.-At the com
mencement exercises of Georgetown col
lege, C. B. Power a son of T. C. Power of
Helena, Montana, was awarded a special
prize for proficiency displayed in an ex
amination on the Ades and epics of
The Sinking of the Artesian Well
f Crowned With Success-Utah's
Well Experinece.
In April the Great Falls townsite com
pany began to sink a well on the bench
I lands on the north side of this city. The
work has been carried on persistently des
pite the resistance which the sand stone
strata gave to the boring machinery. The
well is now about two hundred feet deep.
' Water was found and has risen to within
i twenty feet of the surface. The well will
be deepened in order to secure a stronger
flow of water.
This experiment has been undertaken
to determine if water could be found
plentifully on the bench lands for irriga
tion and general purposes. The success
attained so far is encouraging and corres
ponds with the indications that abundance
of water may be found in and around this
city which has also a limitless supply in
the Missouri river and the Giant spring.
Recent experiments have also shown that
crops will flourish cn the bench lands
without irrigation, so that Great Falls
would have been all right whether water
s was stored beneath the surface or other
The experience of Utah is interesting
r in connection with this subject. There
the sinking of artesian wells has become
an important industry, giving employment
to many men, while the more important
feature is that of supplying good water to
districts almost worthless heretofore, be
cause of the lack of water. It was only
,r two or three years ago that such wells
were proven practicable through the ef
forts of a few persons driving pipe down
n till a body of water was tapped. Such
e wells are now flowing in all the promi
nent valleys, and in some localities they
are located pretty well up on the slopes
near the base of the foothills. In the
lower part of Salt Lake water is tapped at
from twenty-five to two hundred feet in
depth, owing to locality, and at a cost of
- about fifty cents per foot in purchase of
piping and sinking. In many places it
d costs less to get a flowing well of good
, water, than to get an open well only a few
feet deep, with inferior water seeping in.
Already the number of flowing wells in
n Utah has reached into thousands, and in
5 many districts the men who engage in
sinking hem are kept constantly busy.
With suitable pile driving machinery,
made light and portable, a good force
pump to wash an opening below the pipe,
and cheap drills with pipe rods to operate
a them, a well 150 feet deep or less may be
ºf put down in two or three days with the
labor of the three men usually operating
such machinery, but of coursethey cannot
insure water in all cases. So far, the per
centage, of failures is very lov-- so low
that success is looked upon as almost cer
1, tain wherever a well digger is willing to
1, make an attempt. In some flows gas is
r. struck, and in a few instances this has
been put to use in furnishing light for
. houses and heat for cooking, and in one
instance it has proven useful in the manu
facture of table salt by boiling water of
the lake. The benefits derived already
it from artesian wells in Utah are beyond
sr computation, and their usefulness is capa
n ble of indefinite extension. Most of the
wells have a capacity of 15 to 200 gallons
e- per minute through small pipe, the largest
so far used being about six inches in
diameter. As the supply of water appears
' to be inexhaustible, larger pipes promise
to come in use.
Desert Land Claims.
WASHIN.CTON, July 1.-Commissioner ai
Sparks of the general land office has is- pr
sued to registers and receivers of United at
States land offices an amendatory circular
governing proceedings tot obtain title to
public lands under the desert land law.
According to it lands bordering upon
streams, lakes or other natural bodies of P,
water, or through or upon which there is to
any river, stream, arrayo, lake, pond, body
of water or living spring, are not subject
to entry under the desert land law. Until of
the clearest proof of their desert character ol
is furnished, lands containing sufficient ca
moisture to produce a natural growth of w
trees are not to be classed as desert lands. C
Surveys of desert land claims cannot be O
made in advance of the regular progress J.
of public surveys. o1
HELENA, July 1.-Commenting on Mr. sE
Sparks' circular the Independent says: "It ki
is proper that every safeguard be em- P
ployed to prevent the use of fraud in ob- ft
taining public lands, but at the same time di
the honest settler who has taken up his rE
homestead or his desert entry, or both, W
should be protected and encouraged; for hi
with all the land he can honestly obtain
from the government and all the water he so
can gather from the clouds or the nearest hi
stream, he has a hard time."
Prosperous Montana.
ST. PAUL, June 24.-Col. E. V. Smalley, I]
editor of the Northwest Magazine has re- cl
turned to St. Paul after a three weeks trip
in Montana, extending as far west as Mis- h
soula, and including the principal cities h
on the Northern Pacific railroad and its T
branches. According to the St. Paul nI
Pioneer Press he said that the cattle towns
in the Yellowstone valley are not nearly a
as much cast down about the winter stock B
losses as has been reported.. The losses
were unusually heavy but will soon recu- t
perate. Young cattle are being shipped b
in from Washington territory. The calf
crop was unexpectedly large last spring, f'
and the remarkably fine growth of grass,
caused by frequent rains, enabled the cat
tle to pick up flesh with surprising rapid
ity. Montana never before looked so green p
in June as now. Even on old abandoned b
ranges, where the grass was supposed to be a
entirely eaten out, it has spung up luxur- b
antly. Miles City, Glendive, Billings and r,
Livingston are erecting brick business n
blocks, and have a prosperous look. Boze- A
man is enthusiastic over a new railroad c
scheme for a direct line to Butte. Helena tl
is growing faster than any other town in o
the territory. [Col, Smalley had not seen
Great Falls.] Butte and Anaconda are
prosperous. In the former city the Mon
tana Union Railroad Company is building
high grade lines up to the mines and a
works, which will efect a great saving in 8
the cost of hauling fuel, salt, etc. The
road, owned jointly by the Northern and
Union Pacific companies, has just receiv.
ed its new equipment.
Mr. Smalley visited the Granite Moun
tain mine, near Phillpsburg, the most pro
ductive mine in the world. Stock in this
company, which was bought at $3 a share
not long ago now pays regular annual div
idends of $6 per share. Phillipsburg
promises to grow into a large mining town.
The Northern Pacific is now building a
branch to it from Drummond, the distance
being twenty-six miles. This branch will
be finished in September. MIsseula is
shcwing new life, under the influence of
the construction of a Northern Pacific
branch up the Bitter Root valley to Cor
vallis. Handsome brick blocks are taking
the place of the old shanties on the busi
ness streets.
Anaconda will celebrate.
There has been a successful picnic at
The Judith basin will have a large hay
The Foresters held a picnic lately at
Missoula jail is declared to be a disgrace
to the county.
Mr. Ballow of Dearborn has raised al
falfa with success.
In Butte society picnics and progressive
euchre are in vogue.
Miln will appear in "Richelieu" at Butte
on Monday evening.
Marcus Daly has fine horses and excel
lent stables at Anaconda.
Charles Anceney of Moreland offers for
sale a fine lot of young bulls.
The Parnell Rifles will take part in the
Butte celebration on Monday.
David Allerdice of Beaverhead county,
is dead. He was an old resident.
The Bank of Montana bought lately
sixty ounces of Sweet Grass gold.
It is estimated that $300,000 are needed
to arch the Mullan tunnel with brick.
Manager Maguire is trying to attract
Mrs. Langtry, the Jersey Lilly, to Mon
Col. Leamig will be the orator of the
day at the Fortxton celebration on the
The St. Paul mail was lately carried to
Fort Benton in eighty-eight hours, via
The Northwest Magazine for September
will describe Helena and the neighboring
mining camps.
The track of the Deer Lodge racing as
sociation is in good condition for the
August meeting.
Wool-buyers are gathering at Fort Ben
ton. They will be numerous at Great
Falls next season.
The Rosebud left Bismarck for Fort
Benton on the 22d Instant. The Helena
is also bound northward.
Chief Justice MlcConnell made the an
nual address at the commencement exer
cises of the College of Montana.
Mrs. Gleed scared away two Indians
and held another until help arrived. She
resides two miles from Dillon and used a
gun to guard herself.
Percy Crawford of Livingston claims to
have invented a method for removing foul
air from mines and mining tunnels. HE
produces ventilation by means of a furnace
at the mouth of the mine or tunnel.
News From Benton.
FonT BENTON, June 30.-John C.
Srobst has arrived here from Great Falls
o make brick for W. G. Conrad.
The funeral of Clarence D. McCarthy
f Cold Spring took place from the Cath
lic church yesterday. Among those who
same with the remains from Cold Springs
rere Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Wall, Judge M.
:. Larkin and W. C. Lee of Kibbey; Mr.
)wen and his mother from Davis creek;
1. L. Mears and his sister and Mrs. Frost
if Cold Spring ranch; Geo. Hay of Gey
er; the: Connelly brothers of the Shon
in and Patrick O'Hare. Mr. and Mrs.
?. D. Hughes of Great Falls joined the
uneral party on the road. Those of the
lead man's family who accompanied the
emains on the long journey were his
vidow, his brother Tim McCarthy, and
uis niece Miss McCarthy.
Oscar Olinger of the Shonkin round-up
ays that one of their parties found two
urses at the mouth of Arrow creek which
ore evidence of having been stolen by
[ndians and afterwards escaped. One was
Sroan horse, branded F on right shoulder;
he other a cream colored mare, branded
[II on left thigh. The owner is invited to
:ome forward and claim them.
The Cree Indians from the neighbor
iood of Sun river hauw been placed on the
iilk River reservation, beyond the Marias.
"hey are chopping wood in the Bear Paw
nountains for the government contractor.
Horace R. Bock has left here to become
i member of the law firm of Carpenter,
Buck & Hunter in Helena.
John H. Evans of Sand Coulee is in
own. John Glass of Great Falls will also
be here for a few days.
The Teton was recently too high to
Outlaws Captured.
ALPENA, Mich., June 29.-Morgan,
[lanly and Perry, three of the four rob
bers who rescued McMunn, their leader,
at Revenna, Ohio, while he was being
brought here from Pittsburg, have been ar
rested after a desperate fight in which one
man was so severely injured that he died.
A reward of $18,000 was offered for the
capture of the gang and police all over
the country were requested to keep a look
out for the murderers.
Wool Market.
NEw Yon, June 28.-Wool is quiet
and general steady; domestic fleece, [email protected]
Y; pulled, [email protected]; Texas, [email protected]
d de
The New York Millionaire Found st
Guilty of Bribery on the First p(
i tii
s Ballot. w
NEW YORK, June 29.-The thirty-fourth
g and last day of the Sharpe trial dawned te
i. bright and clear. The aged defendLant h
a shuffled into the court at one door as Judge m
L Barret came in at another. The defendant
s looked much more feeble than usual, ly
f walking with great difficulty to his place. ol
c Col. Fellows, for the state, addressed the a
g jury, reviewing the case and evidence at is
j- length. After he closed, Judge Barrett hi
proceeded to charge the jury. He began ta
by saying that this was the first time in the
history of our jurisprudence that a man
had been made to face the charge of giving
a bribe. Both to give and receive bribes
were crimes. The court gave the law on gi
bribery and went on to say that it had been in
proved on direct evidence that money had w
been given; that one Delacy had given te
it money. It is not necessary that the person bi
charged give the money with his own hand. a
e Delacy is the fountain head, and all who at
are proven to be connected, near to or far
away from the fountain head, are guilty.
If Delacy received the money from Rich- bJ
mond, and Richmond again from Sharpe, re
e then Sharpe is guilty. If Sharpe had of
guilty knowledge and aided and abetted in bE
any way, then he is guilty. The Judge be
e lieved it had been clearly shown that It
Fullgraff was bribed. If the jury believ- di
ed that Delacy bribed him with $10,000, m
then the jury must ask who bribed Delacy. bi
Any person who was behind Delacy in the
ir matter was as guilty. There is abundant ar
evidence that there were falsified entries at
Le by Sharpe himself. The jury must deter- of
mine whether Sharpe had any connection
with "fixing" the alderman or whether his
', use of that expression was an innocent one. th
The Judge further instructed the jury that at
they must not be influenced by the prison- st
er's age or infirmity, nor by the fact that
he did not take the stand in his own de
d fense. The jury then retired and after an or
absence of thirteen minutes returned with hi
a verdict of guilty, with a recommenda- su
tion of mercy. The aged prisoner's head
dropped and he was removed to jail. cc
Sentence will be passed July 13. The bt
ie penalty is not more than ten years at hard vi
Le labor or a fine of $5,000, or both. A new w
trial will be asked. The verdict was reach- pi
ed on the first ballot. As Sharpe stepped hi
on the walk on his arrival at the jail he F
said: "Boys, now its all over, I'll tell you
that I never gave one penny to Alder- ri
>r man Fullgraff or any other alderman, and ti
ig had no hand in bribing the aldermen." de
With this the old man seemed to break ci
down. Ir
Treated Cruelly.
ST. Lours, June 29.-A dispatch from
t Wichita, Kansas, says: A. B. Bird, with
his wife and daughter Lotta, has arrived
in the city and relates a terrible story of
wrong and suffering endured while con
fined in prison at Paso del Norte in Old
Mexico. Last year Bird was manager of
an opera company that visited Mexico,
and while playing in Paso del Norte the
entire company were arrested upon a
flimsy pretext and thrown into the jail
where Cutting the editor had been im
a prisoned. They were denied a hearing or
a trial and were not even allowed to see or
converse with Americans, though several
tried to. While in jail four members of
,1 the company died of small-pox which at
e tacked all of them. Lately the company
was released. They lost all their ward
robe and musical instruments. Steps have
been taken to secure a hearing in the mat
ter and papers placed in the hands of the
proper authorities.
a Return of a Pioneer.
HELENA, June 1.-A. Sands of Denver,
Y Colorado, senior member of the firm of
Sands Bros. of this city, is in the city
on his regular annual visit. Mr. Sands
was for years a resident of this city, having
r done business in Helena away back in the
sixties. Besides being interested in the
It mercantile houses of Sands Bros., Helena,
and Sands & Boyce of Butte, he owns large
mining interests, is identified with the
Sands Land & Cattle Company of Choteau,
and is also a stockholder of the Merchants
Nationalbank. lie intends remaining in
e the city for two or three weeks.
d The Mullen Tunnel Repaired.
HELENA, June 29.-The Northern Pa
o cific will probably arrange to take all
h passenger trains over the mountains to
y day. It is expected that the repairs that
a have been going on in the Mullen tunnel
; for nearly a month past will be completed
i to-day, and that trains will run through it
o. again in a very short time. It will be in
better shape than ever before.
e Water Abundant.
N HELENA, July 1.-W. C. Child is in a
r. high stage of enthusiasm over an artesian
e well he has just bored on his ranch in
r, Prickly Pear valley. At the depth of for
ty feet he struck pure water that spouted
n a foot above the surface through a three
a Inch-pipe. He will keep on sinking and
expects to obtain a still heavier flow.
Parnell's Advice Followed.
DUBLIN, June 29.-Charles S. Parnell
a, asked Mr. Gill, recently nominated by the
b- common council as Lord Mayor of Dub
r, lin to withdraw in favor of Sexton, as Gill's
ig nomination caused some discontent among
r- the Nationalists. Gill has accepted Mr.
ie Parnell's advice and will withdraw his
I. name.
-r !Cyrus Field Scalped.
k. NEW YORK, June 80.--In regard to the
sale of a block of fifty thousand shares of
Manhattan stock by Oyrus W. Field to
Jay Gould the Times says: "Jay Gould
et and Russell Sage are triumphant. Cyrus
* W. Fleld'sscalp has been taken. Field
made a brave fight, but did not realize as
til the end came that he was to be struck
down in the very house of his friends.
The terrible tumble given Manhattan
stock settled all questions as to the pur
pose of the precious pair, and the convic
tions thus formed were made indisputable
when, early in the panicky time of Fri
day, one of Field's personal brokers. had
to go begging around the street for an ex
tension of his contracts. No hint of this
has been made public. Had it been an
nounced during the troublous sceres of
the stock exchange, a sweeping panic
could not have been stayed. The general
ly accepted belief is that Field has been
obliged to seek Gould's favor by swapping
a big block of Manhattan stock for needed
money. Fifty thousand shares of stock, it
is said, have been given up to Gould, who
has thus acquired control of the Manhat
tan Elevated Railroad Company.
The Cataract City has made great pro.
gress in the past year, in the way of build
ing and other improvements, and the good
work goes steadily on. There are now
ten or twelve stone and brick business
buildings in course of erection on Central
avenue, many of them to be two stories,
and all of a substantial and attractive or
der. The structure in course ot erection
by J. H. McKnight & Co., which is prog
ressing slowly on account of the scarcity
of certain kinds of building material, will
be the finest business-house in the town.
It is to be built of brick, 30x100 feet in
dimensions, two stories high, and a base
ment under the entire structure. The
brick are secured from Sand Coulee and
are a beautiful red, giving the building an
attractive appearance. The front will be
of iron and plate glass with metallic cor
nice. Mr. McKnight is present much of
the time, seeing how the work progresses,
and is evidently as proud of the handsome
structure as there is any occasion to be.
He has built a good substantial warehouse
on an adjoining lot, where he will store
his goods as fast as they are received until
such time as the building is completed.
We are informed that every building in
course of erection will either be occupied
by the owners or has been leased in ad
vance. Just now there is no business to
warrant so many big enterprises, but the
people and interested parties are banking
heavily on the immediate future of Great
The Park hotel has been nearly quad
rupled in size, and the extensive new por
tion will soon be completed. It is about
double the size of the Grand Union of this
city, as it contains nearly one hundred
rooms to the latter's fifty. It is the most
imposing structure in Great Falls, and as a
hotel building-as regards size, design,
neatness, etc.-it has not an equal in the
territory. Architecturally it is a handsome
structure, and in its arrangements and ap
pointments is rarely excelled. The entire
building will be heated by steam and the
electric alarm system will at once be put
in. The rooms are all of good size and
with very few exceptions are well lighted.
This building is the property of Messrs.
Paris Gibson and H. O. Chowen, and is
under lease for a term of years to Mr. D.
C. Ehrhart, who is doing a rushing busi
ness and has won for the Park an enviable
reputation among the hosts who have been
his guests since the house was opened, less
than a year ago.
Mr. Gibson believes in beautifying his
town. He has had planted, last year and
this, over 2,000 trees around and through
the park and along some of the principal
residence avenues. Every one of those
planted last year, dry season as it was, is
alive and flourishing, while those put in
the ground this spring are getting a fine
start. He has a man constantly employed
throughout the growing season to look af
ter these trees and see to it that they lack
no attention. That this is labor and money
well expended will be abundantly mani
fest in two or three years from this time.
The number of Fort Benton people, or
those that have formerly lived here, one
meets at Great Falls is quite noticeable.
They are among the leading business men,
capitalists, contractors, and almost every
vocation. Many of them, we are pleased
to report, are prospering and appear to be
duly happy.
W. O. Dexter has moved his upper ferry
boat-the one above the mouth of Sun
River-up the latter stream to the railroad
crossing. Some of the travel now goes
that way on account of the trouble at the
Sun River bridge.- Fort Benton River'
Hints About Horses.
Unless the farm Is very stony and the
roads rough, steep and hard, take of the
shoes at this season and let the hoof get
some natural growth. It is a waste of time
and money to shoe a plough.team or farmi
team in the summer.
Ill-fitting collars are the bane of farm
teams; they divert the line of draft and
bruise the shoulders; they set loosely and
chafe the neck. Too often the collars are
too long. In this case the zinc collar
pads will shorten the collar and prevent
bruising the neck. Muddy legs irritate the
skin and produce the pustular inflama
tion known as grease. This s more easily
prevented than cured.
Wash the legs and rub them dry whenever
the horses come in wet and muddy, Gly
cerine is the best emollient for the skin,
but more so because it is easily procured.
Crude petroleum is antiseptie, emollieht
and healing,and thus prevents poisoning
of the skin, softens it and prevents hbet
ing and inflamation and cures disease
when want of care produces thistoo O.-.
mon result.
Friction with a woolen rubber, either
dry or wet as the case may be is excellent
for the skin, and fifteen minutes spent
every day in rubbing a horse will be well
foe all kinds of vermin rub the hair,
not the skin, with a brush, -or
moistened with kerosene saitdl

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