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.AND GONE! IT.LEFT THE ORE-PRICE CLOTHIER A. NATHAN with more Winter Clothing than he wants to carry, therefore he will dispose of that part of his stock at .the Greatest Slaughter in Prices Ever Before Known His stock is one of the most complete in the Territory, and he means business. Call at once and see. Lookout for the sign: "A... Nathan, One- -rice Clothier," Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana. MIGHTY CATARACTS. THE UPPER MISSOURI'S SCENIC GRANDEUR DESCRIBED. Verbatim Extracts From the Diaries of Lewis and Clark, the Explorers Who Visited this Country in 1803. Thlrsday, June 13.-They left their en campment at.sunrise and ascending the river hills, went for six miles in a course generally southwest, over a country which though more waving than that of yester day. may still be considered level. Atthe extremity of this course they overlooked a most beautiful plain where were infin itely more buffialoe than we hap everbe fore seen at a single view. To the south west arose from the plain two mountains of a singular appearance and more ram parts of high fortifications than works of nature. They are square figures with sides rising perpendicularly to the height of 250 feet, formed of yellow clay, and the tops seemed to belevelplains. Find ing that the river here bore considerably to the south and fearful of passing the falls before reading the Rocky mountains, they now changed their course to the south, and leaving those insulated hills to the right, proceeded across the plain. In this direction captain Lewis had gone about 2 miles when his ears were saluted with the agreeable sond of a fall of water, and as he advanced a spray which seemed driven by the high south west wind arose above the plain like a colume of smoke and vanished in an in stant. Toward this point he directed his steps and the noise increasing as he ap proached, soon became too tremendous to be mistaken for anything but the great falls of the Missouri. Havtng travelled 7 miles after first hearing the sound he reached the falls about 12 o'clock, the hills as he approached were difficult of access and 200 feet high; down these he hurried wirh impatience and seating him self on some rocks under the center of the falls, enjoyed the sublime spectacle of this stupendous object which since the creation has bean lavishing its magnifi cence upon the desert, unknown to civil ization. TILE LOWER F LLTS The river immediately at this cascade 1 is 300 yards wide, ano is pressed in by a perpendicular cliff on the left, which 4 rises to about 100 feet, and extends up the stream for a mile; on the right the bluff is also perpendicular for. 300 yards I above the falls. For 90 or 100 yards from the left cliff, the water fall in one smooth, even sheet over a precipice of at least 80 1 feet. The remaining part of the river precipitatez itself with a more rapid cur- 1 rent, but being received as it falls, by the I irregular and somewhat projecting rocks below forms a spendid prospect of per fectly white foam 200 yards in lengthand 80 in perpendicular elevation. This spray is dissipated into a thousand shapes, sometimes flying up in columes ofl5or 20 feet which are then oppressed by largr 1 masses of the white foam on all of which i the sun impresses the brightest colors of the rainbow. As it rises from the fall it beatis with fury' against a ledge of rocks which extends across the river at 150 yards from the precipice. Fromtheperpendic idar cliff on the north, to the distance of 120 yards, the rocks rise only a few feet ablove the water and when the r:ver is high the stream finds a channel across them 40 yards wide and near the higher Spalrts of the ledge which then rises about 20 feet and terminate abruptly within 80 or 90 yards of the southeast side. Between them and the perpendicular cliff on the south, the whole body of water runs with great swiftness. A few small ce(iars grow near this ridge of rocks, which serves as a barrier to, defend a e small plain of about three acres, shaded with cottonwood, at the lower extremity of which is a grove of the same tree, ' where are several Indian cabins of sticks; below the point of them the river is di a vided by a large rock, several feet above the surface of the water, and extending down the stream for 20 yards. At the distance of 800 yardf from the same ridge - is a second abutmentof solid perpendicu Slar rock, about 60 feet high, projecting at right angles from the small plain on the Snorth fdr 134 yards into the river. After leaving this the Missouri again spreads f itself to its usual width of 300 yards, Sthough with more than its ordinary Srapidity. A SUCCESSION OF RAPIDS. The hunters who had been sent out now returned loaded with buffalo meat, and captain Lewis encamped for a night under a tree near the falls. The men a were again dispatched to hunt for food against the arrival of the party, and cap Stain Lewis walked down the river to dis a cover, if possible, some place where tl~e 1 canoes might be safely drawn on shore, ' in order to be transported beyond the falls. He returned, however, without - discovering any such spot, the river for s three miles below being one continued succession of rapids and cascades, over Shung with perpendicular bluffs from 150 7 to 200 feet high; in short, it seems to Shave worn itself a channel'through the Ssolid rock. In the afternoon they caught f in the falls some of both kiids of white e fish, and half a dozen trout, from 16 to 23 inches long, precisely resembling in f form and the position of its fins the e mountain or speckled trout of the United e States, except that the specks of the Sformer are of a deep black, while those of the latter are of red or gold color; they have long, sharp teeth on the palate and tongue, and gexidrally a small speck of red on each side behind the front ven e tral lins; the flesh is of a pale, yellowish ! red, or, when in good order, of a rose 1 colored red. THE CROOKED FALLS. s Friday, 14.--This morniing one of the 5 men was sent to captain Clark with an I account of the discovery of the falls, and after employing the rest in preserving )the meat which had been killed yester r day, captainLewis proceeded to examine - the rapids above. From the fails he.di rected his course southwest, up qie ri'er. After. lStsihg one -esitined rpid an thrie snalI eicade ~ aendshe or 4 feet high, he reached, at a distance of five 1 miles, a second fall. The river is about r 400 feet wide, and for the iga~sce of 8 yards throws itsef-ver to the-depti 19 feet;and so thelatssly that .e t r the name.ot fltf(ko0c1 falls te Ssouthern shore it extends obliquely up Swards about 150 yards, and then'fodrms an acute angle4dowiw&dlwrds nearly to the Scommente.m.ea ttt four small island close to the northern side. From the perpendicular pitch to these islands, a distance of more than 100 yards, the water glides down a sloping rock, with a velocity almost equal to that of its fall. Above this fall the river bends suddenly to the northward; while viewing this place captain Lewis heard a loud roar above him, and crossing the point of a hill for a few hundred yards, he saw one of the most beautiful objects of nature (the Rainbow falls): the whole Msssouri is suddenly stopped by one shelving rock, which, without a single niche and with an edge as straight and regular as if formed by art, stretches itself from one side of the river to the other for at least a quarter of a mile. Over this it precipi tates itself in an even, uninterrupted sheet to the perpendicular depth of 50 feet, whence, dashed against the rocky bottom, it rushes rapidly down, leav ing behind it a spray of the purest foam across the river. The scene which it presented was indeed singularly beautiful, since withaut any of the wild, irregular sublimity of the lower falls, it combined all the regular elegances which the fancy of a painter would select to form a beautiful waterfall. The eye had scarcely been regaled with this charming prospect, when at the distance of half a mile captain Lewis observed another of a similar kind (now known as the Little Rainbow falls): To this he immediately hastened and found a cascade stretching across the whole river for a quarter of a mile, with a descent of 14 feet, though the perpendicular pitch was only six feet. This too, in any: other neighborhood, would have been an object of great mag nificence, but after what he had seen, it became of secondary interest. His curi osity, however, being awakened, he deter mined to go on even should night over take him, to the head of the falls. He therefore pursued the southwest course of the river which was one constant suc cession of rapids and small cascades at every one of which the bluffs grew lower or the bed of the river became mnore on a level with the plains. At the distance of two and a half miles he arrived at another cataract of 26 feet (the Black Eagle falls.) The river here is 600 yards wide, but-the descent is not immediately perpendicular, though the river falls gen erally with a regular and smooth sheet: for about one-third of the descent a rock protudes to a small distance, receives the water in its passage and gives it a cure. On the south side is a beautiful fall a few feet above the level of the falls; on the north side the country is more bro ken, and there is a hill not far from the river. Just below the falls is a little island in the middle of the river, well covered with timber. Here on a cotton wood tree an eagle had fixed its nest, and seemed the undiswuted mistress of a spot, to contest whose dominion neither mrn nor beast would venture across. the gulfs that surrounds it, and which is fur ther secured bv The mist rising from the falls- This solitary bird could not escape the observation of the Indians who made the eagle's nest a part of their descrip tion of the falls, which now proves to be correct in almost every particular, except that they did not do justice to their height. Just above this is a cascade of about five feet, beyond which, aws far as could be slis erned .h*e velocity of .the water seemed to abate. Captain Lewis now ascended thelsill which was behind him, an s from its top a delightful plain (wn te site of the city of Griet :?allsa xtei tng from the river to the base w RockytiOunbtains to the fouth and southwest. Along this wide level country the -Missouri pursued its windiieurse, Piled with 'water to thi m~ian gr I blot-it foer miles above it was joined by a large river flowing from the northwest through a valley three miles in width, and distin guished by the timber which adorned its shores; the Missouri itself stretches to the south in an unrnffled stream of water as if unconscious of the roughness it must soon encounter, and bearing on its bosom vast flocks of geese, while numer ous hers of buffaloe are feeding on the plains which surroand it. A New Postmaster at Benton. WASHINGTON, January 9.-Among the nominations sent to the senate today was that of Mrs. F. A. Helm, as postmistress at Corvallis, Oregon; C. W. Price, post master at Fort Benton, Montana; C. A. Muslum, Billings, Montana. Between Great FaLs, Fort LCent.., ' ssiai, boine, Dawes and ot r M:;ft ni: poi;n:s, and Grand Forks. fa~r'u F!i!'s. Fargo, Watertown. Aberdeen. Eliendale, St. Padl, Minneapolis, and ALL POINTS EAST AND SOUTH Through Sleeper between Great Falls and St. Paul. We are now prepared to handle all kinds of freight. Stock Yards have been completed at Great Falls, Benton, Big Sandy Beaverton, Poplar, Montana; Buford, Towner, Minot, Dakota; and Crookston, Minnesota--containing all the latest sT ,UL improve ments. MINNlePOUS I Good water M ANITOB and hay Our ex- RAlrra. . cellent Roadway and Equipment, with light grades, has made our lowest average time on stock trains 20½ miles per hour. 30 Rates always as Low as the Lowest, If you are going East or South, send to our nearest Agenit, or the undersigned, for rates and other information, which will be cheerfully furnished. A. L. Momzan, C. H. WARREN, Gen'l Frt. Agent. Gen'l Pass. Agent W. S. ALurxaNDEI, A. MANVEL, Gen'1 Traffic Manager. Gen'l Manager. ST. PAUL. MINN. The College of Montana. Full courses in the classics, sciences, ,music and art. Instruments, apparatus and furniture new and complete. Every reasonable comfort in the boarding de partment at cost. Both sexes admitted on equal terms. For catalogue and inu formation, address the president, PRe, 0. J. McMIILAN, O. 0., Deer Lodge, Montana. F. W. WAITE, Nerws Agentad ioner. Fresh Candied, a choice line of Tobacco. and Cigar. kept constantly Son hand. Central avenbue; atween Par Dri4ve and Second tieet - R L pA KI POWDER Absolutely Pure. This Powder never varies. A marvel of purity than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude of low test, short weight, alum or phos phate powdels. Sold only in cans. ROYAL BAKINGt POWDER Co., 107 Wall street, New York. Chicago, Burlington & Northern R. R. TIME TABLE. Leave Great Falls 4:35 P. M. via St. P.. M. & M. Ry Arrive at Saint Paul 7 A. M. Miles 0........Lv. St.Paul... ....*25 pm t7.0 am 116........Ar. Winona... 9:0 " 1225 pm A32........ " La Crosse..... 10:30 " 1:10 S191........ 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