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Weekly Tribune Established May 14, 1885.
GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE .BLISHED D.ILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY BY THE TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY. [INCORPORATED] SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Mail subscriptions must be paid in advance. DAILY. SEMI-WEEKLY. One year, by mail, $10.00 One year, by mail, $3.00 Six months, " 5.00 Six months, " 1.50 One month " 1.0011 Three months" 1.00 One week, by carrier, 25 t Single copy,. .. 5 All city subscribers to Daily delivered by carrier Advertising rates furnished on application. The circulation of the Tribune in northern Montana is guaranteed to exceed that of any pa per published in the territory Subscribers desiring their address changed must send their former address; this should be remembered. Address: TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMaPANY, Great Falls, Montana. ;SPRAY OF THE FALLS It is suggested that a building and loan :association would do well in this city. George B. Parker, an old-timer in northern Montana, spent a few hours in the city yesterday. The great railroad bridge approaches completion. If all the material were here it would be ready for traflic in four days. Before the chinook came a cattleman was heard to say that he would rather try his luck in growing wheat on bench-lands in Montana than cattle-raising on the range. The ice is covered by a large amount of water and is becoming dangerous for heavy teams. It is worst near the shore on both sides. Great pools of water are reported from the Sand Coulee district. In places the graded track of the railroad has been in jured by the flood. There was a washout at the Dearborn bridge on the Montana Central on Satur day, but it has since been repaired and traffic proceeds as usual. Word has been received of a gorge in Ming coulee. The great mass of snow has been moving onward making a mighty roar as it advanced. Steve Bvnum of Bynum's ranch is sick and only faint hopes are entertained of his recovery. His daughter and her two children are also reported sick. It is expected that an I. O. O. F. lodge will be organized in the city in a few days. Mr. Jacob Loeb of Helena is here on business connected with the new organiZation. Will Hanks has opened a real estate, oan and collection ofice in the Central block, southwest corner room, third floor, where he is now ready to attend to any business placed in his hands. Messrs. Taylor & Gibson have had plans and specifications prep,.red for a fine three-story insurance building they will erect this season. The site selected is the lot on Central-avenue adjoining the Park hotel. T. J. Demers, the sheepman of French town, is at the Park. He says the winter has been severe on the ranges, but no serious losses among sheep have occured. Now that the ranges are bare of snow the prospects are exceedingly bright. Five of the seven piers of the wagon bridge are almost finished. There is also a tramway now across the river. Heavy stones have been sent over from this side for use on the piers and abutments. In places the water overflows the tramway, but it is firm, and the icebergs strike against it in vain. Telegrams have been received today announcing an accident to a Manitoba bridgeat the Milk river this morn ing. One of the bridges had been rendered unsafe by the high water of the last few days. The engineer ot the west-bound train noticed this in time. The bridge has been repaired. The miners in town are greatly pleased with the news that the reduction works will be ready to buy ores in the spring. It is felt that this will give a great im pulse to mining as small capital will suf fice to work the mines when the ore can be turned into cash as it is dug out. Mr. Eilers found the ores which he examined here very satisfactory. Mr. Martin, of the Bank of Great Falls, returned from Helena last evening. He made a visit to the West Jay Gould mine, which he and others own, and are devel oping extensively, and reports that the property is looking well. They have 21 men employed, and will complete the tunnel under way, which taps the mine at a depth of nearly 500 feet, by June 1. Business men are gratified at the de cisive steps which have been taken to startthe reduction works. They say that the building alone of the works will put a great deal of money in circulation. This will be followed by the expenditures for ores, coal and workmens' wages which will all help the town. It is felt that the works will also be of great service by the impulse which they will give to other in dustries. The cheap fuel will attract manufacturers here where they will be able to build up a large trade despite eastern competition. The Great Falls lawyers are well pleased that this city has been made the judicial seat of the Fourth district. They say that in United States cases it will save the expense of going to Helena, which would be considerable both here and at Benton. The change will also be conve nient as judge Bach has authority under the new procedure to hear motions in chambers after the regular court terms have ended. The new district includes the reservations so that the city may have occasional visits from the. Red-Man-who Likes-Whiskey and other members of the Piegan aristocracy. 'The Good Templars and members of the Young Men's Christian Association have been busily at work for the past few weeks, preparing for their literary and musical entertainment, which is to be given Wednesday evening at the Presby _terian church. Judging frpm the pro gramme they have prepared, it promises t be the most successful entertainment ever given in bur town. Nearly all our best locat talent will appear. C. M. Webster will preside as chairman. The proceeds will be divided equally between the two asocoations, and will be used in both cases to further their own good .work. SANITARY PRECAUTIONS. Prevention Better Than Cure---Practieal Suggestions. Editor Tribune-Sir: That the pros perity of a town or community depends upon its healthfulness is an established fact. That an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, is no more truth ful than in regard to the public health. The most advanced medical minds of the day realize that the prevention of disease rather than the curing of the same, is the higher field of study. It seems to me now that the warmer season is approach: ing, that it is the duty of this community to arm itself as much as possible against disaster in the form of sickness. This place is no exception to all new towns. In all places the very upturning of new soil gives rise invariably to a series of troubles which cannot well be avoided. These two sources of trouble are una voidable, and must be endured; but there are oither potent factors of sickness in new t communities which, by a little fore sight and attention can be removed. I t have in mind the decaying vegetable mat- 1 ter, which is alloved to accumulate about residences, hotels, saloons, etc. If all men were fairly informed in sanitary matters it would be entirely unnecessary to write letters; it would be equally un necessary yo form boards of health with t authority to pass upon and suppress nui- c sances, but such is not the fact. It is evident to most of us that there must exist a period in the immediate f future of this place when matters of this kind must either be allowed to take care of themselves, or some one must take the initiative in the matter, in what way I am t at this moment not prepared to say, but a suggestion has been made that a general fund might be established by subscrip tion of citizens to be used in the cleaning up and the removal of garbage. By the courts of some of the states it has been decided that whatever produces I an unpleasant effluvia is a nuisance, and must be suppressed, and unless every precaution is taken the time will cer tainly come when the weather becomes Swarmer, that the whole place, because of these accumulations and decayings of t vegetable matter cannot be otherwise than unhealthy. And this opinion is not weakened when you study and consider the character of the soil and sub-soil upon which our houses are located. It is not my desire Mr. Editor to appear as an alarmist in this matter. The very fact of the large amount of sickness which has existed during the past winter points in unmistakable terms to what the future contains unless "being forewarned we are forearmed," and act accordingly. I should much like to see the matter kept 1 constantly before the people until some action shall be taken rather than to wit ness the outbreak of epidemics which, under the circumstances would be most difficult to suppress. Yours very truly, J. C. B. GREAT FALLS, January 27, 1888. ACCIDENT AT THE BRIDGE. Two Workmen fall into .the Water and Receive Severe Injuries. The workmen at the railroad bridge were engaged yesterday in filling the piers with stones to make them solid and protect them from the ice when a sad ac cident took place. As the car laden with stone was passing from one pier to another, near the center of the bridge, the plank on the north side snapped and the car fell into the water, carrying with it Charles Leedy and John Piper who were propelling the car on the north side. The fall was about 20 feet. The men at the other side of the car at once strove to rescue them. Happily the water from the dam had overflowed and partly melted the solid mass of ice which lay beneath the piers a few days ago. The shock was therefore less severe, but in some way the men had become entangled with the car and their heads were under the water when their comrades descended to rescue them. They were promptly hauled out and it was found that Leedy's "leg had been fractured near the knee and that Piper had received severe wounds about the head. Doctors Ladd and Longe way were promptly in attendance and everything possible was done for the re lief of the wounded men who bore their injuries bravely. The roadway at the bridge was soon repaired and work went on as usual. PROTECT MINERAL LANDS. A. Public Meeting Called for Wednes day Evening. In accordance with the requisition pub lished in the Tribune of Saturday, a pub lic meeting will be held on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock in judge Rolfe's of fice to elect delegates to the Helena con vention and take such other action as may be adviseable. The Realty Record. There has been much activity in real estate during the past few days, the fol lowing purchases from the Townsite comr pany having been made: Mrs. Imogene Dupont, two lots on the north side, $1,000. J. W. Crowley, one lot on Seventh avenue South, $700. J. T. Belleview, two lots on Sixth-ave nue South,$1,000. Holter Lumber Company, one lot on Third-avenue South, $1,100. Nick Kessler, one lot and a fraction on Seventh-avenue South, $1,000. Walter Westcott, two lots on Sixth avenue South, $1,000. S. C. Ashby of Helena and others, are today looking up desirable business loca tions and will make extensive purchases. Secretary Webster reports many in quiries in regard to property and expects to be kept pretty busy henceforth. A Cheerful Prisoner. COPENfHAG EN, January 28.-Christopher Franks, United States marshal for the northern district of California arrived here Thursday and accompanied by An derson, United States minister, visited the prison and identified~ A. J. Benson, who is wanted in San Francisco for fraudu lent surveys of public lands. He will re turn to New York with his prisoner by the steamer Altea, which leaves Bremen 'February 1. Benson says he will be de lighted to return to the United States. NEARLY COMPLETED. THE SAND COULEE BRANCH READY FOR THE RAILS. A Model Railroad for Passenger, Coal and General Freight Business---The Route of the Road ---Light Grades and Easy Curves. The Sand Coulee branch of the Mon tana Central railroad is now ready for the steel rails, which will, be conveyed over the railroad bridge as soon as that structure is completed-probably a week or two hence. It is now possible to follow the Sand Coulee road from beginning to end. Starting from the end of the railroad bridge the track turns due south and skirts the bank of the Missouri for about two and a half miles. It touches George Junkin's ranch and then turns due east, running about seven miles in that direc tion, passing through the lands of Reid, Ogilsby,Field, Lee and Collett. Then the track turns due south and goes through the ranches of Dean, Ernest, Bywaters and Anthony tc, the Montana Central coal fields at Sand Coulee,the present terminus of the road. W. P. -Watson, the eminent railroad engineer who surveyed most of the Mon tana Central railroad and has had charge of the survey and construction of the Sand Coulee branch, says: " The terminal facilities at the coal fields are admirable, the entire shunting of the cars being done by gravity. The road has been constructed with special reference to snow drifts, and may bid de fiance to such interruptions. The road will be first-class in every respect. The adverse grades from the mines to Great Falls are very light, being in no instance over 14 feet to a mile. The road is so con sti'ucted that one engine will be able to do all the shunting and transport to the main lines of the Montana Central or Manitoba when the traffic amounts to 2,000 tons a day or upwards." The Sand Coulee road passes through a good farming region, and will be of much service to ranchmen in conveying produce to market. It will be extended this season to Neihart and other min ing camps in the Belt mountain mining region. This projected line is m:rkcd on the maps issued by the Mani toba road. Mr. Hepner is conducting mining oper ations actively at the coal fields, and it is expected that before long there will be abundance of coal on hand to meet the large demand. Inquiries have been re ceived for this coal from Benton, and large shipments will be made to Helena, Butte and other places. Montana Coal Fields. The Philipsburg Mail says:. "The holi day Miner contained an interesting arti cle on the coal fields of Montana which made no mention of any coal in the vicin ity of Great Falls. Can it be possible that the Miner has deliberately and with intention neglected this coal, or is it that nobody but the people connected with the Great Falls Tribune know anything about it, or can it be-oh, harrowing doubt, that there is no coal to talk about." The Philipsburg Mail does the holiday Miner injustice for the article by Walter Cooper, therein says that extensive "coal deposits" may be traced along the Belt range to "the vicinity of Great Falls and Dearborn river, covering an aggregate distance of 150 miles." Mr. Cooper also says that he was, perhaps, the first to lo cate a coal claim in Montana. It was at the Dearborn river. This coal was tested at tne Detroit gasworks "where it was pronounced a very superior article for gas purposes; in fact equal to some of the best coals of England." It is a pity to spoil the fun of our facetious contempor ary, but if he will come here he will see in course of completion a railroad, cost ing about $250,000, which is being built to connect this city with the Sand Coulee coal fields. If he wishes to make a con tract for a hundred thousand tons of coal, colonel Broadwater will, no doubt, be glad to accommodate him. While a party of Irish nationalists were celebrating the release of Mr. O'Brien at Castle William, a collision oc curred between them and a number of unionists. Stones were thrown and fist fights occurred, and several combatants were injured. Gladstone will return to England Feb ruary 5. PItL GERLACHI'Sl BAKELY ITAND BESTAB&UILT. Central Ave., bet. Park Drive and Second St. Fresh Bread, Rolls, Pies, and Cakes Every Day. FURNISHED ROOMS AND LODGINGS, BOARD BY THE DAY OR WEEK. Choteau 0 US , ERE SU A Proietor. THE LEADING HOTEL Fort Benton, .Montana. JOHN B. PAYNE, (GEORGE MARTIN, CHAiLER K H.INLOI(. President. Vice-President. Bank of Great Falls, A General Banking Business Transactd. Sells exchange on all the principal cities. +Cor. Central Ave. and Third St. Interest paid on time deposits. Accounts solicited. Great Falls Mont. Special attention given to collections. r1 "I-''. "E . >A-. '. - - Expert Tonsorial Artist. Pk le uut fl.s In Connection, the Beet-Appointed Bath-Rooms in the City. AF. LONGEWAY, C.M.M.D. PHYSICIAN ANiD SURGEON, Office in Churchill & Webster's building, Great Falls, Montans. Late house surgeon t the Montreal Western Holpital and attending physician to Montreal dispensary. GEORGE P. KEELER, COUNSELOR, SOLICITOR AND ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Great Falls, Montana. Has had twenty years practice in the legal profession. Special atten tion given to the defense of those charged with crime, GEO. W. TAYLOR ' AS. P. LEWIS TAYLOR & LEWIS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW AfND NOTARIES: PUBLIC. Special attention given to real estate and land entries. Office: McKnight's building, Central avenue, Great Falls, Montana. THOS. E. BRADY, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Office: Room No. lin the McKnight building, Great Falls, Montana. A.HENDERSON, M.D. C.M. PHYSICIAN AND sURGEON. Office: Park hotel, Great Falls. C H. BENTON, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Office in Phelps' Block, 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 mining cases. Great Falls. Montana. H A. HARRIS, ARCHITECT. Plans and specifications of buildings on short notice. Estimates made un all classes of work. Office at W. J. Pratt's blacksmith shop, corner First-avenue South and Second street. BERT HUY, ARCHITECT, Great Falls, Montana. J. D. MoIbraIE, (CHAs. MOlNTIRE, Chief Engineer Sun R. Canal. Co. Surveyor MclNTIRE BROS., SURVEYORS. Great Falls, Montana. F ADKINSON, Attorney at Law. Gives special attention to business in the United States land office. Office: Helena., Mont. 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. J-H. FAIRFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.. Great Falls, Montana. W M. E. KERN, CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR. Box 132, Great Falls, Montana- Ranches, ditches, roads, etc., surveyed. Draughting and blue printing. Office in Minot building. F. W. WAITE, News Agent and Stationer. Fresh Candies, a choice line of Tobacco and Cigars kept constantly on hand. Central avenue, between Park Drive and Second street. ALEX. B. LAPEYBE. BEN E. LAPEYBE. LAPEYRE BROTHERS, DP' GGISTS, Dealers in Fresh Drugs, Patent Medicines, Paints, Oils, Lamps, Wall and Building Paper, Cigars, etc. Prescriptions compounded at all hours. Central Avenue. Great Falls. H. RINGWALD. J. A. CARRIER. RINWALD & CARRIER, PRAW Al .AT CHMAKERS, JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS, Dealers in Diamonds, Fine 6old and Silver Watches, Rich Jewelry, Field Glasses, etc. o:ok Yw. . Central Ave., r'it Naiant . GREAT FALLS. THE PARK HOTE;L-. (Under New Management.) The Only First-Class House in Fine Billiard-Room and Bar Great Falls. Stocked with OFFICE OPEN DAY AND NIGHT CHOICE LIQUORS AND CIGARS Central Avenue and Park Drive. PARK HOTEL CO., Proprietor. E. V. RUBOTTOM, HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER. Graining, Paper-Hanging, Hardwood Finishing, and Carriage Painting. 3gAll Work Warranted. Second Avenue South, GREAT FALLS Great Falls Blacksmith Shop Is prepared to do any class of work in its line, and in a most thorough and workmanlike manner. All work done on short notice. Diseases of horse's feet treated successfully. Horseshoeing a Specialty. C. PRATt, Proprietor. DUNLAP & MITCHELL, Dealers in Groceries and Provisions. A Share of Your Patronage Solicited. Cor. 3d ave. south and 2d st. GREAT FALLS, MONT. BOARDING HOUSE AND BAKERY First-Class Meals at Reasonable Rates. Central Avenue and Fourth Street. MRs. P. A. LEWIS, Proprietress. The Star Saloon, CHARLES A. CROWDER, Proprietor, Corner First-avenue South and Setond Street. Keeps constantly on hand a fine supply of Whiskies, Wines, Brandies, and Cigars. OPEN ALL NIGHT. GOLD MINE SALOON Charles McGeady, Proprietor. Fine Brands of Liquors and Cigars in Stock First Avenue South, bet. Third and Fourth Streets, Great Falls. ESTABLISHED 1877. JAS. MoMILLAN T& CO., PROPRIETORS OF TRE Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery, AND DEALERS IN EIDESSHEEP PELTS, FURS,W00 L,TALTLOW Ginseng and Seneca Root. SHEEP, PELTS & - RS A SPECIALTY. 101, 103" & 10.& Second St iorth. M-lNEA.POLII , MINN. Shipments Soliettatd. write for 'ircuiar. WILLIA IL MCKAY. JAMES F. MOKAy. MoKAY BROS. Bricuakers, Cniacto, B rs and Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Brick, Stone, Lime, and Building. Material, Great Falls, Montana. S. BELT, MONTANA, General Merchandise. Th est Prices always paid for Grain and ntry Pro duce -ES, I CIGARS SREAT FALLS, - fWOANA,