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Y1RST NATIONAL BANK we
OF GREAT FALLS.
Authorized Capital, $S,ooo,ooo. ski
Paid-Up Capital, $100,000. m'
T. E; COLLIN, . . President do
A} E. DiCanRMAt, . Vice-President th
L. G. PnLPS, .. ... Cashier C
D. L. TnaCo, . . . Ass't Cashier a
.I A. BROADWATER, MARTIN MAGINNIS, th
hRI1 GIB0ON, IRA MYEBR, g(
OBERT VAUGN, H. 0. COWEN, in
J. T. ARxMINTON. so
A general banking bueines trassoted.
Exchange drawn on the prinopal points in the
states and Europe.
Prompt attention given to collections. R
Intereet allowed on time deposit. h
GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE. s
SATURDAY. FEBRUARBY 2.189. d
The bill which Councilman Collins has ti
introduced in the legislature to provide f
for the appointment of a public il
examiner will meet with much approval.
The bill provides itl the first place that
the appointee shall be qualified for his
work; that he shall give a $10,000 bond
and that he shall be appointed by the t
governor, confirmed by the council and s
hold office for two years. His salary is
to be $2,500 per annum with traveling
and other expenses, which are not to ex
ceed, altogether $1,200 a year,' These
provisions, it will be seen, secure com- t
petency, permanency and independence. t
The duties of the public examiner as
defined in the bill are extensive and re
semble those of the traveling auditor 6f
railroad companies. He is "to assume
and exercise a constant supervision over
the books and accounts and to order and
enforce a correct and as far a practicable,
uniform system of book-keeping by the
territorial auditor and treasurer and
county treasurers, county clerks and
other officers of the county and all other
institutions maintained at public expense,
so as to afford a suitable check upon
mutual action and to insure thorough
supervision and safety of the public
funds." The bill defines these duties in
detail and provides that the public exam
iner shall personally visit public offices
without notice and make a thorough ex
amination of the books, accounts and
vouchers. He is also to examine without
prior notice each of the banks, created
under the laws of this territory and
thoroughly examine into their affairs
and ascertain their financial condition at
least once in each year, Ample authori
ty is given to the public examiner, who
is held to a strict accountability himself.
This is a good bill and should be passed.
In these days when defalcations are so
common it is greatly needed.
WE publish the following extract from al
the debate on the bounty bill, in order
that the public may see how wofully as- tr
tray Speaker Mantle is In regard to w
Joslyn offered an pmendment fixing the a:
bounty at $3 for mountain lions, $2 fora
bears, $1 for wolves or coyotes and 75c h
for wild cats, bob-cats, etc.
Mantle-Before voting on this question i
I would like to know what a bob cat is?
[Laughter.] I ask In all seriousness. Is
Haskell--Somebody else knows.
Davis-A bob-cat Is a bob-cat. [Laugh
Mantle thanked the chair for his eluci
dation of the question, but insisted upon
Joslyn-tThe difference between a bob
cat andn a ild cat is that one has a long a
tall, the other a bob-tail. h
Davis-Are they both wild?
Joalyn-Both wild asud woolly.
Blakely-A bob-cat is seually known
by the name of lynx. Its ears are bobbed b
and it has a short tail. That is all the
difference between it and the wild cat.
Mantle expressed himself satisfiedbut
suggested that the bill be amended on
the subject of bob-cats, so that the future v
generation might not be as ignorant as he
Pending a vote on Joslyn's amendment,
the committee arose and the house re
As object teaching is deemed the most
impressive, we hope the people of North
Montana will send Mr. Mantle one or
more bobcata Our fallow citiaesn ,ohnb
Sinclair, might send him a stuffed one,
but we recommend that a live bobcat be
sent without delay.
IT Is surmised that an incident of the
Jekyll and Hyde order took place recent
ly in Washington. J. K. Toole, a Helena
lawyer, recommended to President Cleve
land the re-appointment of his partner,
D. S. Wade, as chief justice at Montana,
as a worthy jurist whose merit placed I
him above party. As soon as he had left
the White house an audience was accord- 1
ed Delegate Toole, who gently, but firm
ly rebuked the president for offering the
chief justiceshir to a New Mexican
judge, while there were so many laborers
in the vineyard deserving recognition.
Then waxing warm he spoke of the im
- policy of leaving republicans in office or
of appointing republicans to high posi
tions. Having thus done his duty as a
democratic delegate, Mr. Toole withdrew
and walked down stairs, at the same time
as Judge Wade's partner.
DELEGATE TOOLE has won the hearty
approval of the Butte Inter Mountain,
which fairly gloats over his speech. Mr.
Toole should beware of this Greek, even
if he does come with gifts. The Inter
Mountain should remember that every
word of the Toole speech might have
been spoken of the republican adminis
traticns. It was. customary under suph
adminslntrations to fill public ofilces with
non-residents. It was also a republican
house and senate which voted the North
ern Pacific railroad 19,000,000 acres of
Montana lands. Instead, however, of
caviling over our grlevanRes, let us push
,n to statehood,
THE MBAT INDUSTRY.
Westward the course of industry, as
well as empire, takes its way. Labor and
machinery now seek the raw material, re
versing the old methods, which made the
raw materials go in quest of capital and
skill. rhis is demonstrated in the dressed
meat industry. Formerly that industry
had its headquarters in Chicago. Then
it dawned on people's minds that cattle
t dould be slaughtered at Kansas City,
t thereby precluding the long haul to Chi
p cago. The industry keeps pushing west
ward and northward. It has obtained a
strong footing in St. Paul and is now
about to locate at Great Falls. In all
these changes, the packers endeavor to
get nearer the great ranges. Such prox
imity ensures a saving in freight and a
saving in shrinkage, which is more im
Chicago continues to dictate prices of
h live-stock to the entire country, but her
monopoly is threatened by the move
ments just mentioned. Her Armours
have grown rich because the country
pays tribute to them. They buy, for in
stance, a Montana steer at $4.10 per hun
dred pounds, the average price paid last
year for Montana cattle. This steer
which weighs say 1,215 pounds, would
cost them at that rate $51.29. This steer
c would yield or "dress out," 750 pounds
which would sell in New York at 7IMc
per pound, bringing $54.87. The hide,
as tallow, tongue, bones and offal would
le fetch $9, makings total of $68.87. There
lic is here a gross profit of $12.08 on an ex
at. penditure of $51,29, affording ample
at margin for business expenses, freight
is and the like.
ad The Montana ranchman receives for
he that steer only $42.29, provided he sells
ad at the high rate quoted. Here the steer
is weighs 1,816 pounds, but the shrinkage
ag entailed by a journey to Chicago reduces
x- it to 1,251 pounds, which, at $4.10, makes
ee $51.29. Deduct the cost of transporta
- tion, feed and commissions, which come
e. to $9, and there remains, as already stated,
as only $42.29 for the cattle owner.
re- The disparity would be more striking
6f if we could give the sum which the New
ne York consumer pays for the slaughtered
'er steer. Such knowledge is carefully
nd guarded, but it is notorious that the
le, butchers make a large profit on the price
he which they pay to the packers.
nd The radical remedy lies in bringing the
nd producer and manufacturer into closer
ier relations. That has been done in the
se, flour industry by the establishment of
on great mills at Minneapolis. It will be
gh done in Montana when the dressed beet
lic factory-for such it might be called-is
in placed at Gredt Falls amid. the broad
n- ranges of northern Montana,
THE FREKCOH REPUBLIC. at
The French republic survived the pres- o0
idency of Marshal McMahon, which was
little better than a dictatorship. It is
now threatened with overthrow by Bou
langer, who speaks of the republic as
glibly. as did Louis Napoleon when be
was plotting its destruction. He has won
in Paris, where the people are Herpurisl
and excitable, but he has yetto overcome
the solid, conservative masses in the
couDtry, who are not disposed to return
to monarchy with all its burdens and
The gravest feature in the situation is
the likelihood that Boulanger's success
will create alarm in Germany and bring
about a feverish condition in European
affairs that would be little better than
actual war. Lord Stanhope appears to
have had such a state of things inmind
when speaking on Monday evening mn
England, he said a thunder cloud is hang
ing over Europe, whibh, sooner or later,
will burst, causing the fiercest spd most
horrible war ever known.
The French people should try to avert
such a calamity by displaying a sitcere
desire for peace. Willing as Prince Bis
marck may be to precipitate hostilities,
he will not dare to engulf Germany
in war unless he can point to some in
stance of deliberate provocation. He
knows that Boulanger's popularity does
not imply that F'race desires war, al
though it must be adrltted that ljsulang
er is regarded by many as the dictator
who Ieto restore France her lost provin
ces and damaged prestige.
THE details of thle Austrian crown
prince's death, so far received, point to
murder or suicide. It appears that he
was found dead in his bed by his valet,
and that his body bore marks of a rifle
wound. This tragic affair will astound
Europe, for the crown prince was looked
upon as highly favored by fortune. He
was heir to the throne of a great empire,
which by the timely concession of home
rule to the Hungarians, is now happily at
peace. He was sarried t4 a Belgian
prmncess, the beautiful, artless Stephanie,
who brought him a large dowry. He was
beloved by the people and still enjoyed
the care of his mother, the empress, who
is an estimable woman. But the malign
fate which attends the house of Hqps
burg appears to have pursued him. Like
his uncle, Maximilian, who ascended the
Mexican throne only to Sall by Mexican
bullts on the hill outaldequeretaro, he has
I passed sway leavrnpg o direct heir to his
possessions. His uncle becomnes hel' p
parent and Francis Joseph experiences
r again the bitterness of a great sorrow.
Assuredly fate has avenged the murdered
I Hungariap pa.riots on what Kossouth
used to call the perjured house of Haps
IT would be "crowding the mourners"
Stor the republican senate to ask the demo
d cratic house to leave New Mexico out in
cold and admit the two Dakotas, Montana
san d Washington. New Mexico is as
r fairly entitled to statehood as was Cali
fornia and Texas when they were ad
mitted. The best way to fit 4 , common
e wealth for statehood is to ipmae It a
h A Sad Story,
The child coughed. The mother ran.
No remedy was near. Before morning
d the poor little sufferer was dead. Mortl:
bAlways kep Dr. Ackrs Engish 'em;
edy 4t hand, hld by Lapeyre Bros,
Prize Distrib utiOn
UNDER THE LAWS OF MONTANA,.
To take place publioly in the
Court House, at Billings, lont.,
MONDAY, tPRIL 15,11889.
FIRST PRIZE---Thewell-known and populai
GRAND - HOTEL I
is VALUED AT 664,00°.
NOTE,.-A Warranty Deed for the Hotel and.Beelidence, free from any
and all incumbrances, has been placed on deposit in the First National
Bank of Billings, to be delivered to the persons holding the lucky numbers
' on the day of drawing, H, H, MUND CPshier,
is HARRY OLDHAM, Asst. Cash
SEOQND ..PRI gg.-.
A TWO - STORY RESIDENCE,
VALUED AT $5,000o .
One. Steinway - Gra - Piano,
VALUED AT $1,000.
10 " Prizes, at $100 each.... ........ ... 1000
20 " " a .. . 1,
b f, N K u .... tO - .. .. .... ................ .
0 o " 1000
00 1 ,0 .........0........ . . ... 00
Aggregate Prizs, $51,000, 15,000 tickelts at $5 eah.
M The President of the Legislative Council, t pes keir of the
House of Represeptativee, apd a third pepeon to be sdlected by the vo s of
those ticketholders present at the drawing, will superintend the drawing,
THE PLAN OP DRAWING,
The numbers corresponding with those on the ticket; p dnted on separte cards,
will be placed in one wheel. The 284 prizes similarly printed sin separate cards will
be placed in another wheel. The wheel will be'renvoied ail the.tickets thorqqghlv
s mixed, and a number will then be drawn from the wheel ,o numbers by oblild.
The number end prizes drawn from the other wheel by anotiher child. The snm:
hers end prizes rawsp will be exh0blted to the audience end registered by the com
mittee, the prize berlg plaed agsinet the Rumber lrwqe; This operstion will be
Irepeated auntil the prizea are drawn out .
Agents wanted in every town Ip the Territory, at g.p 9mspainsJ iidress
,ll coJ munItctiops tollU, . . . T.
J, J. NIWK 1, BOX 1'7, Billin;,-M. T,
r t-` E. LA-. . -
ALEX II. LAPEY IT ,U -. $E LP
WE CARRY A rULL LINE OF
Drugs, Mledicines,, Chemicals,.Toilet Articles, Paints an
Oils, Glass, Lamps, Wall Paper, Stationery, &e., -&.
Prescriptionls a 'peclalty. Mal Orders leceive Prompt ,Attel.iH
A. "M HoLTUI, President.' M. M. HOLTER, Vice-Preslident. J. W. MoLeoD, Secretary-Tressurmr
CHARLES WEGNER, : General Manager.
HOLTEPL E CO.
lIcorp..thd ooaital, 'i, $100,000.
IN CONNECTION, G(REAT FALLS PLANi.G MILL.
Lumber, Flooring, Siding, Shingles, Lath, Doors.
Windows, Lime -and Building Material.
HOTOI-KISS & HAWKI NS
HAVE THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Shelt, Building and Heavy Hardware
in GREAT FALLS, and st prioes that defy competition:. All kinds of TIN WORK DONE 'TO ORDE
Call and get prices. Stone block, Central Avenue.
: ESTABLISHED 16:4
GREAT FALLS LUMBER CO
. `WE MANUFACTURE AND. Klepg IN STOCK ALL KINDB OF "
Dressed :and Matohed ,Flooring, Dressed Siding, Finished Lumber Lath and Shingles,.
ALSO DEALEas IN
Minnesota Flooring,. Siding and Finishing Lumber, Sash, Dooirs, etc. First-class Oregon (Jedar ShingL,
always on hand. All kinds of Moulding. Orders Filled direct from the Mill if 'desired.
C.::. J tOUEMIN. & CO.
WATCH.AKERS & JEWELERS,
-'AND DEALERS IN
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SI'LV;ERIWARE. &:FANCY GOODS.
9' 3B Fine Wjatoý "Repairing, Artistic Designing anmid, Rngri i
Jewelry ManufaCtured' to Order.
HALE'S- -BLOCK,. HELENA,.,M,. T.
GREAT PMI4S! MN, T,
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might find it to ,their
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t" owners, who :desire to
might find it to their
advantage to. glav
the same. immediately
IIANKS 4 ATKINSP ,
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Walll Paper; arpets, Ho Se furnishings
PIO'TIJR 'R; ES TO ORDER.
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A8TRAOT8 F'kRNI $ED.
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