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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE.
, NUMBER 11 GREAT FALLS, MONTANA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1888. PRICE, FIVE CENTS ERTAINED. QUET AT THE PARK HO - ONOR OF THE PRESS. of Great Falls Entertain the s-A Briliant Assemblage. loquent Speeches. rom Satuaday's Daily. aspiring sight which met the t when the large company ed to celebrate at the festive urth annual meeting of the ess assiation. The ladies and f Great Falls were there In to testify by their presence egard which they feel for the active and honorary the association in which g journal of Montana is rep net hall was arrayed with or. The American colors ely displayed on the walls rouped tastefully at either all. A tablet framed in red, lue contained an immense e popular phrase from Bul lieu": "The pen is mightier rd." The words,"Welcome! ass Association," were grace with the national colors and ppropriate motto for the oc s, which extended nearly the of the room, and another at ely sufficed to accommodate ompany, which included not ive and honorary members of Ion and leading people of the any residents of Cascade, Sun Coulee and other neighbor It was an assemblage such ave been impossible a few ct Great Falls is growing not uctures of brick and mortar still, in worthy men and fail ile the railroad which extends cuth of the Cataract city unites y with populous places and soon will be populous. Collins presided, and was ga group of veteran journal men and old-timers whose so.lated with the growth and Mooltanp._ AJtogether.it was emblage, without formality, by the preseuce of ladies and by the wit of Colonels San Wheeler, Ex.Marshal Botkin, ges, Captain Mills, Major Al other veterans, as well as by nothings" which the young to win the ear of beauty. e viands and wines provided st had been served by Mana r and his efficient staff, the gan and had nearly concluded ollins rose and said: EN OF THoE sMONTANA PREBB N:-When I had the pleasure g you on your arrival, I said ould receive a hearty welcome I think you will agree with is promise has been verified, bserve our people here assem nor you and the great pro ich you represent. Gentlemen, e see of you the better we like use). This banquet hall, the lontantas, is as you may see, e enough to contain all who lcome you. I will now call teemed fellow-citizen, Charles r, to welcome you in more for applause). ster at once imparted jollity to g by some of those happy ich he uses with such good ef right moment. He referred ing at Bozeman two years ago. hich wreathed in smiles the toy people. He remindedthe of his prediction that they e here by railroad and would city of respectable size, which be very much greater. Mr. osed with an <eloquent tribute ss of Montana, which he said p the beacon lightto the Amer It, proclaiming that there was Ihe mountains, while on the ebroad fields and rich grasses t be turned into gold by well ar. (Applause.) ics then gave the toast to "the 0," which he said would be re o by the dean of Montana jour ptaic Mills of Deer Lodge, the of the "New Nortlhwest.' (Ap Mills, whose portly form was for hearty applause, referred Y doys of'the presa association, e founded after mature delib 1885, did not expect so soon to resent present prosperity and e. "Our meetings," he said, a pleasant, but this surpasses Your generosity overwhelms tain mills then referred in cor terms to the railroads for the extended and expressed the Great Falls would enjoy pros .l to thatif any part Montans usrtette composed of Messrs. Magson, Wilcox and Dodson eed the company by singing a airman said: It takes genius tto respond to the next toast, norary members." I will call who combines both, who has in the vanguard of every move the advancement of Montana at abroad. I refer to the distin lawyer and jurist, Colonel San Colonel Sanders rose amid a genuine outburst of enthusiasm and delivered a masterly speech, in which he urged jour nalists to have lofty aims and strive to do work which will be valued when time has passed its effacing hand over the re cords of today. He had spoken of Great Falls as a place of 12,000 town lots, but it was now after the lapse of two years in a fair way to be soon a place of more than 12,000 people. Colonel Sanders was heard with the closest attention and elici ted hearty ap! lause. The chairman then invited S. W. Lang horne to respond to the toast of "Nor thern Montana." Mr. Langhorne made an excellent, telling speech in which he predicted industrial greatness for this city and much importance for Northern Montana. The chair announced that the next toast on the list was "The Press," with which was honorably associated the name of Ex Marshal Botkin (cheers). THE VETERAN JOURNALIST SPEAKS. Mr. Botkin, after referring briefly to an early experience in journalism, said that if his recollection of his connection with the press was one of toilsome days, it had some compensations. It had afforded him the privilege of participating in this occasion, of witnessing the wondrous growth of Great Falls, the enterprise and hospitality of its citizens, the lavish gifts of nature that surround it, and of seeing with his mind's eye the future to which the city is advancing with firm and rapid steps. He was asked to respond for the press, and found some difficulty in complying without repeating trite and tiresome platitudes that had been recited ad naus eum. When Fletcher of Saltourn said: "Let me make the ballads of a nation and I care not who makes its laws," he spoke of an earlier stage of civilization anod of a people little advanced in letters, and so amenable to the influence of hymn and melody from the lips of their troubadours. Were he living now he would see that if one man could make the newspapers of a nation, he would en joy a greater power than the wearer of crowns. Somebody has defined one of the governments of Europe to be a mon archy tempered with assassination. A ,government by newspapers would be an aristocracy-not in the usdal but in the tlymological sense of the word-temper ed with reason and always working out the ends of truth and justice. IHe saw at the end of the hall the familiar quotation: "The pen is mightier than the sword," a:d he'was reminded of another fragment o, the same passage: "Behold the arch-enohanter's wand! tself a nothing; but taking wor'ery from a master's handa ste T paoaloie a Umtsarss,or toetrike a loud world onislesee." So of tle press, itself a nothing, or at most an unconscious agent; but needing only the sorcery of master minds to be come the fulcrum for the lever of Arch imedes-the firm factor in the world's progress Mesdames Clarlke and Sorrick, Messrs. Wilcox and Hawkins now sang together the "Carnivale," which gave much plea sure. Chairman Collins then offered the toast of "Great Falls," and referred in compli mentary terms to Paris Gibson, the found er of the town, to whose energy and fore sight all Montana owed so much. Mr. Gibson made in response an admi rable speech, clear, terse and interesting. Every word was heard throughout the hall. He spoke of the resources of Mon tana and urged the editors to make known the agricultural and mineral wealth of the territory. tHe was loudly applauded, his broad views meeting with general approval. The toist to "the Ladies" elicited the following letter, read by Secretary Col lins: WHITE SUrLPHI-ot SPINGS, M. MT., June 26, 1888. Jerry Collins, Esq., Secretary Montana Press Association, Great Falls. DEAR SnIR-In thanking you for the highest honor conferred upon any mem 5ber of the Montana Press association that of being selected to pay tribute to the beauty and loveliness of earth-I can but express my sincere regrets at ay ina bility to be present and be beard in their behalf; but trust the office may be dele gated to abler and more worthy hands. There is no subject fraught with more interest than that of our mothers, wives and sweethearts. Pure, noble, trusting and true. What a void tnere would be in this world without theml Patient, forgiving, generous, to a fault, it is theirs to smooth down the rough edges of this rough and rugged world, and light with radiant smiles the pathway of life. Iow strangely true it is, that the toi of all mankind, including that of the av erage country editor whose labor is often irksome, tedious and unremunerative, and which would, otherwise, prove un bearable, is for her sake made a pleasure, and is not unfrequently and justly, too, regarded as a gracious privilege, as indeed it is, for, though restless, perhaps and un easy in an hour of ease, no kinder hand ever smoothed down the pillow of pain, or truer friend ever whispered words of comfort and encouragement, when beset by the chaos of stranded purposes and shattered hopes. Beaming with love, gentle as the dawn, radiant as the morn ing, when the dew drop kisses the rose. The man who does not do homage at her shrine is yet unborn. Then, fill your bowls with the elixir of world delight, and drink to their health. "For he who loves not woman, wine and song, a fool is he, his life time long." Fraternally yours, R. N. SuTHreaLIN. P. S.-Please express to the good peo ple of Great Falls my regret at not beinc able to accept their hospitality on thlis long to be remembered event. Judge Bach scored success in an excel lent after-dinner speech in the most ap proved manner. It was brief, witty and entertaining. MOiTANA AGRICULTURJ.. President Sutherlin in response to the chairman's call responded for "Farming in Montana" in appropriate terms. MONTANA FIELDS AND FLOCKS. Ilon.W. H. Sntherlin of White Sulphur Springs said: "Agriculture in Montana, while to some quite interesting, is a sub ject too trying to attempt on an occasion like this, and I feel unequal to the task. When the first white people came to Montana in search of gold, few of them had any thought of growing crops in this latitude. Butit waswhispered from over the range that vegetables and cereals could be grown, and when Thomas Harris of Missoula arrived in Alder Gulch with a load of potatoes grown by him in the Bitter Root valley, and was identified by Granville Stuart, credence enough was given to induce the planting of crops. MIy friend Aldersun, having granger in clinations, planted and raised a crop of "spuds," and MicAdow, Nichols, Ray and some others ventured the growing of grain crops (applause). There ventures were made on the low lands along the streams, and were successful; but ven turing further out upon the benches, and going further and further, it was discov ered that the higher hlands were prefera ble, and now our best crops are grown upon the table and high land slopes some with and some without irrigation (applause). The march of the plowman, which commenced in the southern val. leys, Ihis gone steadily toward the north. c was never more surprised than yester day when riding out on the bench lands, to see the wonderful progress made in this section. I saw these beautiful plains when there were but few inhabi tants, when it was considered the stock man's paradise, and was supposed to be the permanent range ground of the large stock owner. I am glad to see the change that is rapidly taking place. The predictions of my friend, Rob't Vaughn, one of our honored hosts, is being veri fied. He said to me manyyears ago: "I be lieve that graih crops can be grown wherever there is a growth of grass in this country, and that these vast highlands plains will eventually produce crops." His predictions are being verified and in a way that is pleasing. The vast ranges are giving away to the tillersof the soil and the growersof small herds. Yon are building here a city which far exceeds the expectations of many-a city at the northern gate of the moon tains, which is destined to take the front place in a short time as a center for the reoluction of ores and sustained by one of the largest agricultural districts in Mon tana (cheers). Go on with the good work (applause). These plains are fertile ca pahlo or protdu lino uil alldsi or CerLaL., vegetables and many varieties of hardy fruits. Encourage their settlement by small farmers who will raise crops and small herds, and you will have cause to rejoice at the result (applause.) Judges Hedges responded for Great Falls, Helena and Butte, soon to be link ed by new steel bonds. Walter Mathe son spoke on "Picturesque Montana" and Mrs. Reynolds responded in pleasing terms for the lady members. The quar tet sang "Two Roses" and the banquet closed. Dakota Farmers are Smiling. CARTHAGE, Dak., June 28.-Through out Miner county the crops have been fairly good for two years, but the present outlook gives promise of an abundant harvest. Oats stand one foot in height, wheat ten inches or more, while corn during the hot weather of last week seemed to spring into such rapid growth that the slight frost of last Friday night could not affect it. Indeed the country hereabouts looks rich in future promise. The Squeeze in Coffee. NEW YORu, June 30.-The representa tives of the bull clique on the coffee ex change said this morning that several of thie shorts in June coffee settled yesterday. Three firms, however, refused to settle, and declared they would only pay the in trinsic value of the coffee, but the clique was resolved that they should pay the same price as the other shorts, and if they did not settle before noon today their names would be posted on the exchange as failing to carry out their contracts. Be fore settling time all the shorts had set tled in one way or another and no names were posted. It is not thought that the profits were large, as the short interest was but small. The market closed easier. Montana's Great Mines. GRANITE, July 2.-The output of the Granite Mountain mine for the week end ing June 23, 1888, was as follows: Bars silver, 37. Silver--ounces, 60,000. Gold ounces, 37,717. DRUM LUMMON DIVIDEND. HELErA, July 2.--The directors of the Montana company have declared a divi dend of five per cent. for the quarter end ing June 80. The present price of the stock is twenty-two shillings six pence. Roller Mill Men Strike. CTNCINNATI, June 30.-The employes of six large rolling mills at Covington and Newport, Ky., and in Cincinnati are to strike on account of a proposed reduction of ten per cent in their wages, to take effect next Monday, No scate has been agreed upon, and should this strike occur it would effect about 2,500 men, Holinan's ia ll MHll, WASHINGTON, July 2.--IHolman's land bill finally passed Friday morning. The most important amendments adopted were one prohibiting control of coal and min eral hlands by railroads. It also dlirects that trees for shade shall be left along all liaes of townships in timber counties. A TRAIN WRECKE). A NORTHERN PACIFIC TRAIN DITCH ED NEAR MISSOULA. The Oalamity Caused by the Heavy Rain fall and Bad Ties---Fasteuiment at a Missourn Election----Another Drume Lummon Dividend. HELENA, July 2.-.[Special to the Trib une.]--There was a serious accident on the Northern Pacific near Missoula last night. The east bound passenger train Was wrecked near Missoula, caused by rotten ties and the heavy rains. Two persons were killed outright and forty in jured more or less. The details are meager. LATER-Further advices state that no one was killed nor was any one injured seriously. Lively Election in llHissouarf. KANSAS CITY, July 2.-After the most exciting local option fight ever known in Missouri, the prohibitionists of Indepen. denje, the county seat of this county and the oldest town in Missouri, won a great victory on Thursday, carrying the election by over 200 majority and ending the sale of liquor for four years. Women were everywhere at the polls, at the lunch stand and on the street corners, wearing silk badges and with "dry" ballots in their hands. Girls stood at the polls, and at every voting place was a banner on which was inscribed: "Temperance beaus, or nu beaus at all." Free dinners were served at the polling places. Hundreds of children carried banners through the stre6ts and about the voting precincts. Tales of Ore Discoveries. WINNIPEO , June 27.-The excitemenl stillioncreases at Rat Portage over the richafinds on the Ontario Mining compa ny'siclaim. Old and experienced mineri say it is the biggest find in the world. A boat-arrived today from the mine. ST. PAULITES AFTER GOLD. WINNIPEG, June 27.-Messrs. Pugh an( Ryan of St. Paul are here en route to Ra Portage to look into reported gold find nea0 here. Capntod in Montnna. B'PrEo, June 80.-The robbers whi held-up the Blackfoot and Challis stag, have been captured-at Argenia by Depu ty Sheriff Fox, who recognized them by the oescription given. They gave their names as Baxter and Ashley, and are now in the Dillon jail. The prisoners refuse to go back to Idaho until the necessary requisition papers are secured. Daughter of BuRflo Head Dead. BAYFIELD, Wis., July 2.-Amouse, daughter of old Buffalo Head, chief of the Lake Superior Indians, died at the age of 92 years. Amouse was the widow of a French Canadian named Dragg. She will be buried at Lapointe, near the re mains of her noted parent. Tie Gang Enthusiastic. HELENA, July 2.-[Special to the Trib une.]-The press gang has returned from Great Falls and many are still here. All speak in glowing terms of your city and of the enthusiastic reception they re ceived. Delayed By a Cave. BUTTE, June 27.-The tracklaying gang is now at work in Elk Park. Mr. Ray says they will not get to to the Butte de pot for two or three days after the 4th. The contract for constructing the depot buildings was let to Porter Bros. of Hele na, and work will commence at once. Everything on this side of the Woodville tunnel point is in readiness for the track layers, but they can not get here. The cave in the deep cut in the canyon be yond the park stopped them for forty eight hours, or otherwise they would have rounded the hill by the Silver Bow mill on the morning of July 4. Every availa ble man was put to work on the cave and it was cleared away Monday afternoon, when tracklaying proceeded. Learning from D. L. Moody. NEw YORK, July 8.-A delegation of students from the University of Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin and Utrecht (Holland) has arrived here from Liverpool. They came to take part in the conference on the methods of christian work and in Bible study at the residence of D. L. Moody of Moody and Sankey fame, at Northfield, Massachusetts, July 1st. There will be also in attendance about 400 delegates from various branches of the Young Men's Christian Associat.on of America. A Wayward Son. NEW YORK, June 28.-Jo Greenfield, who stole furs valued at $2,500 from his father's store, 679 Broadway, was charged with the crime in court today by his father and was committed for trial in de. fault of ball. The Oregon Eleolion. PORTLAND, Ore., June 28.-The con gressional vote was offilcially as follows: IIirom (rep.), 82,820; J. M. Gearin (dem.), 25,418; G. M. Miller (prohibitionist), 1,974. lerman's plurality, 7,407, WALTER AWO J.H. McKnight & Co. DEALERS IN Farm ai Svrin : WaOIns, Road Wagons, Buckboards, Road Carts, SuperiorGrain Drills, Sulky Plows, Breaking and Stirring Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, Tents and Wagon Covers, Barbed and Plain Fence Wire, Team and Buggy Harness, Saddles, Bridles. Whips, Cooper's Sheep Dip, Sewing Machines, Etc. "L.cwrers ax.d Reapers, Hay Rakes, Hay Presses, Hay Loaders, Threshing Machines. We are agents for Woods' Mowers and Binders, John Deer Plows, Bain Wagons, Cooper's Sheep Dip and Eldridge Sewing Machines. The Woods mower has been strengthened, motion increased and otherwise improved this season, especially for Montana trade and is far ahead of all other competitors. We respectfully request any person who intends buying this season to inspect our Mower and Binder before purchasing. Central Avenue near Third Street, - - - GREAT FALLS. I. L. ISRAEL, 1 t I. L. ISRAEL & CO. Central Ave., Great Falls.) Main Street, Helena. I. L. ISRAEL, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. DEALER. IN Fine Kentucky Whiskies, Imported and Domestic Cigas Tobaccos, Bar Glassware. Playing Cards, Smokers' Articles and Fresh Fruits. THIS WEEK TO ARRIVE, I Car Budweiser, Erlanger and Burgundy Beer. I Car Ale and Porter. I Car Idaho Water. FRED LANGERMAN, Resident Manager. W. B. BALEIGH. F. H. MEYER. J. W. BELLIS W. B. RALEIGH & CO. The Leading Dry Goods House. CARPETS. OIL CLOTH. CARPETS. Having added another shipment of above articles to our already large stock on hand, we can now show as extensive an assortment in Carpets and Oil Cloth as can be found in Helena, and we will for the next ten days offer special inducement in these two departments. Anyone in need of either of these two articles we advise to make their selections now and take ad vantage of the rare opportunity. We also received 5 cases of the genuine French C. P., Dr. Shillings Health and the French Sateen Corsets, which are well worth your inspection. }Fail Orders receive prompt attention. W. B. RAL.EIGH, & 00., Central ave., Great Falls.