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AMONG THE MINES.
BRIGHT PROSPECTS POR BARKER THIS YEAR. An Intimation That Barker Is Golng Ahead of Neihart, Whieh Will Stir Up the Other Camp-Bright Days Ia Strer for All. (Beesial Correspondence of theTanuase.) BARnEs, Jan. 1, 1890. Christmas is over and so is the grand ball which by the way was a grand suc cess, there being present over 50 couple. Neihart turned out splendidly and many of the old-timers once inhabit ants of Barker, took the occasion for an excuse to revisit their old home and all were pleasantly surprised at the steady progress of Barker. Barker enjoyed the reputation for seo eral years of being the deadest camp in Montana and especially in the Belt mountains, but now she is coming firmly, steadily and fairly to'the front and is looked upon with pleasure at home and with envy by her neighbors. Nelhart that has for a long time held the scepter of superiority, slowly but surely relaxing her grasp and is taking the same philo sophical stand as the steamboat captain, who informed the passengers that his was the fattest boat on the river. A few hours after they had started, the passen gers and captain were standing on the deck watching the Natchez coming upon them with twice the speed of their own boat; when the passengers turned to the captain and said "she isafter us captain!" "Never mind, never mind," said the cap tain, "we'll soon be after her." Barker has undoubtedly got the advantage of the situation though she never had it be fore. GOOD FORTUNE DAWNING. In the early days of the camp, when the smelter shut down, most all the in habitants forsook the town and worst of all, the merchants left, and Barker was left without a supply store; and how the few who did stay survived is yet a mys tery, for there are but few mines in the camp that are supported by outside capi tal. On the first of January every year since 1883, hundreds of locations have gone by default and been relocated by other psrties who would spend mast of their time dring'ihe year trying to sell some of them and succeed far enough to keep a grub stake on hand and this is the way, together with what represent ing outside parties would do and pay for they have made a living and succeeded in staying with the camp. A few good strikes were made, but at that time according to the circumstances of the country they attra cted no attention whatever. Outsidecap. ital did not care and people said it would be good sometime. But now the times are changed, everybody is watching, the eyes of capital are upon the camp; and when a good body of mineral is struck like the gleam of a meteor everybody sees It. The fortune seeker and the cap italist join inthe race to obtain it and an advertisement is spread over the entire state and beyond its borders. Quite a few good strikes have been made this winter during representing, and they have helped to bring the camp into a more prominent and brighter standing than double the strikes heretofore have done. CAPITALISTS COMING ALONG. Every miner in the Barker mining district might have been developed, the veins laid bare and the mineral in sight daring herodakdayandyet the mpbeen been but little better off. But now slace the tide of immigration has dnshed like a tidal wave over the country and settled it up, the mineral men of the east are arriving and are ready to take hold of any new enterprise that turns up. Like the vultures that follow an army, capital tats follow in the wake of the pioneer and a new discovered mine sells better dur ing the first fever of excitement than an old one (though it may be better) when the excitement has abated. Everything has the appearance that strikes and min ing excitement will be higher in Barker during the next two years than ever before. 000D nMELTING ORES. Another thin which is bound to help Barker is the high grade and easy smelt ing qualities of her ore. Much of her ore can be wagoned to Martin's and rail roaded to the smelter which will accept it at a premiunt and return a good divi dend to the owner. But such shipments can only be expected from small mining men who cannot afford to hold their ore; but larger mining men and companies will not ship a pound of ore no long as the railroad remains twelve mites froan the mines. FURTHER EXTENSION DEtIRED. Neihart and Barker are both capable of producing 3,000 tons of ore daily, but the expense of wagoning ore 12 miles will be so much that mining men will prefer to leave their ore on the dump until the rail road comes to them. It is expected that when the railroad company comes to un derstand the situation of the miners they will lose no time in pushing the road on, not only to this camp, butontotheiJudith Bisin, and thereby opening up one of the grandest agricultural countries in Mon tbna. A road of commerce will thus be opened, through which all the products of the Basin will pour into the mining region. Tie grand future that lies before this natur lv favored country can hardly be imagined. Inducements at which asturn men would spring are held out on every sido, which, with labor and capital, will be turned into prosperousoand paying enterprises. It hos been my fortune to ride on horseback over the most of the west and I know of nocountry thatseems vo favored by nature in all resources as the Belt mountainos and sunrounding country. M. E. ITrT. The Cansdhan Pascit. MONTREAL, Jan. 4.-There was a re markable increase in its earnings last year. Maainaln-Clark. HELENA, Jon. 4.-[Special to the TRIBUNE.]-The senate and house met in joint session at noon today and took one ballot with the fo!lowing result: Magin nis 30, Clark 28, ham Word one vote. The joint assembly adjourned until Mon day at 12 o'clock. Love Leads tn Suicide, NEw Yoni, Jas. 2.-Gabriella Ober bauer, a pretty and talented young crayon artist, killed herself yesterday because she heard that her lover, William Brill, a wealthy manufacturer, was about to mar ry another woman. A Family Conneil. LoNDON, Jan. 4.-All the members of the royal family convened recently at Windsor by order of the Queen. This meeting was a sort of reconciliation af fair. The I'rince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburg, and the Duke of Fife, all of whom were present, were the princes whose reconciliation was sought by the Queen. SPRAY OF THE FALLS. (From Saturday'. Daily.) La Grippe, in its world-encircling career, Respects neither person nor level; As witness amongst the TirmtWNc force A sneezing editor and "devil." Matt Dunn is one of the victims of Ia grippe. Be sure to read the Barker letter in an other column. A. F. Schmitz & Co. will putt ip thousand tons of ice this year. It is reported that there is a snow blockade on the Northern I'actll' rail road. Chas. E. Hall of Glasgow, who is the "father" of that thriving little burg, is in the city. Treasurer Clark has disposed of his ranch west of the city to Isleoend parties at a handsome figuro. This is the time when the water, milk, ink, mucilage and all liquors, not acbiolic are likely to be frozen. Our merchants are all busy taking stock, figuring on the profits of the past year and the prospective ones of the next. The damage done by a small fire in the Smelter oftien the other day was re fuly made good within 24 bourn by Ppohil Gib son, the insurance agent. Postmaster Taylor is rather overbur dened by the late mails, which often come together, but he gets through a great deal of work satisfactorily. Mr. V. F. Douglass of Minneapolis, father of Mrs. Phil Gibson, is again in the city visiting his daughter. He has jnst returned from a long visit to the Pa cific coast. There is a good deal of light sickness in town. Among the slok people are Messrs. Randall, Jerry Wolfe, At. Lester Engineer Clark, both the Vances ant Mrs. Crocker. The falls are more attractive these cold days than at any other season of the year, although it is not so plausant mak tag the journey there and back. Few have that love for the beautiful In nature to inspire them to undertake It. D. R. McGinnis has been made Immi l gration agent for Montana and Dakota I by the St. Paul. Minneapolis & Manitoba > railroad. This position will give Mr. t McGinnis an opportunity to employ his t energy and thorough knowledge of the country with succes. Hon. Robt. S. Ford, wife and children are at the Park hotel. They will depart tomorrow for Helena and thence in a few weeks will leave for the east, to spend a portion of the winter, Mr. Ford says he intends to return early in the season when much of his time will be spent in a Great Falls. Mr. T. E. Collins and other Montanians were recently interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle. They predicted a Y bright and prosperous year for Montana, adding that many Californians would be come interested in our mines this year. The Montana "colony" on the coast seem a to be enjoying life in the fullest degree. Col. C. A. Broadwater went. east on to a day's train and will be absent from the state several weeks. He joins his fami e ly In New York city and thence they make a voyage to the Bermuda Islands. The colonel who Is an incessant worker and who has at least a hundred "irons in the fire" is fully entitled to the pleasant t vacation he has mapped out for himself. Regarding the weather the signal ser vice report on Thursday said a cold wave extends over the northwest, the tempera ture having fallen from 20 to 80 degrees from the er Mississippi vallt s ward to the ocky mountains, and it is80 degrees below zero In Montana, this be ing the lowest temperature reported dur Ing the present season. For North Dakota, fair, colder, followed by raising temperature on Friday; northerly winds. Mr. Randall has compiled a statement of the land business for the year 1889 in Cascade county. The number of land entries was as follows: Pre-emption, 840 timber culture, 179; homestead, 84; coal land, 27, and desert land, 21. Final proof was made as follows: Cash entries 184; homestead, 28, and desert, 20. It follows from this statement that apart from the coal lands, 109,020 acres were entered last year, estimating each pre-emption and timber culture as a quarter section and each desert land entry as a section. On the same basis the final proofs repre sent an area of 87,920 acres. No other part of Montana shows such rapid settle ment. All this is exclusive of land bought from earlier settlers by immi grants. Col. Sanders has many admirers in town who are pleased at his so-called election. There are even democrats who would prefer him to other republicans if lie had a just claim. Mr. Heldt sent him a telegram in which he said: "The King dom of God and salvation has come. Shake." The "election" of T. C. Power excites surprise. It is deemed u blow at the West side republicans which they are not likel to forget. The choice is strib uted tI Sanders, who practically could have dictated who should be his mate. It Is hinted that Power may have used "boodle" to convince some of the west silders or rather to keep them from agreeing. It is said that Sanders and Power will be Nosthern Pacific men and not likely to be over friendly to Great Falls. Armington voted for Mantle, lHastie for Hershfield and Lochray for Power on the first ballot on Thursday. Balmoral Skirt Patterns going at Sc each at Joe Conrad's Just received Buterick Fashion sheet for. January, Joe Conrad. Ladies' fine Gold Watches at less than eastern prices at Ringwald's. Change is one of the irresistible laws of sature, and fortunately the change is almost invariably for the better. As an instance of this, St. Patrick's Pills are fast taking the place of the old birch and violent cathortirs, becauoo they are milder and produce a pleaanater effect, besides they are much more beneficial in remov ing morbid matter from the system and preventing ague and other malarious dis eases. As a cathartic and liver pill they are almost perfect. For sale by Lapeyre Bros, 240 Acres Land for Sale. Two hundred and forty acres of im proved land within three miles of Great Falls for sale cheap. The same for rent during the winter. Call on Phil Gibson for particulars. THE REV. GEO. II THAYER, of Bourbon, InsI., says: "Both myself and wife owe our lives to SHILOH'S CON SUMPTION CUiIE. For sale by Lapeyre Bros," AKII6 POWDER Absolutely Pure. This Powder never varies. A marvel of purity than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in compettlo', with the multitude of low test, short weight, alum or phosphate powders. Sold only in cans. RoYAL BAKcmo PowDnR Co., 107 Wail street, New York. "New Home" -AND " White" SEWING :-: MACHINS. For sale by Wm. Albrecht, Opuaite Park Hotel. Furniture, Carpets & Wall Paper PlRICEB ALWAYS THE LOWEST. GENERAL - AGENOY -Of the Louisiana State Lottery. GREAT FALL8, MONT. The Mammoth Drawing for January. Capital Prize, 6800,000, Occure January 14th. TICKETS SOLD-PRIZES CASHED Address by ordinary letter containing money orders issued by express com panoes exchange, draft or postal note, or for et, circulars and all information, John Renner, Great Falls,Mont. Address Registered Letters containing currency to the First National Bank, Great Falls, Mont. Finney & Byersdorf, (Successors to Chas. T. Wernicke) CENTRAL AVE., - GREAT FALIA. -Dealers in FAMILY GROCERIES, Fruits and Vegetables. A trial respectfully solicited. Special attention given to family trade. Goods delivered promptly to all parts of the city. POPULAR PRICES. T..dve-0tools COMMISSION MElRIANT GREAT FALLS, M. T. This is lbs only ioffie in ths Territory doing s oneOal h Osiasm in stoc. SpTeotl attentio on aid to son.. Cutt ansd eheel, both in herd and nusesesio sietthes Loontlon oentral and in diroect line wills St. Paul, Cheago and all poitntswt. Ams ra in furnish stook to ney pointnewt or west in easonbet omitthebyeor. Peon halins stook for esswlle ind iitto thoir istoreat in ltar the me with me. Corronpondenoe soliotted. J. J. KENNEDY. ssuned M ees and sew., stab year. Isis an easy. sloindin of ueefel lafer. mation for .11 who gui. o~has" the banns.s nr the nesesities of life, We ean elothe y55n and furnish yoea with all the necessary and annesemeep appeliancee to ride. walk, danee, sleey. eat, fiah. hans, wone go in chaseR. or stay as hsme. and in warious uses. styls and qoantities. Juat Ahona ont whtt eurdt oalte.COMFOIIT*ULT.and yn seat mckeefi estimate of vh alue of wh 33,y55* GUIIDE. which will he sent apsn receipt of 10 ealts to pay pseceige, MONTGOMERY WARD & 00. 111.114 Vlohlgan Avenue, Ohtasgo.DlL The College of Montana. Fuli course in the clossims, sciences, music und art. Instruments, apparatue and furniture sew and complete. Every reasoonable omfort in the boarding de partment a cout. Bo0th sexes admitted on equal terms. For cataiogue and In formation, addrena the president, RAF. 0, J. MOMILLAN, 0. 0. Deer Lodge, Montan. This space is re served for A. Nathan, the One-Price Cloth ier, Great Falls, Mont. H. NALBACH, Leading Merchant Tailor, OF THE NORTHWEST All the latest styles in OVERCOATING, SUITINGS and PANTS in stook. A portion of your patronage respectfully eolicited. FiW- Examine goods and pricesebefore buying elsewhere. Next door to the Postoffice Great Falls, Mont The Fidelity and Casnal4 Co.i Cash Capital, - - - "250,000 Assets, * - - * 800,000 , U. S. bonds deposited with the N. Y. Insurance Dept. - 900,000 Accident Plate Glass, Fidelity and Steam Boiler Departments. AGENTS WANTED IN MONTANA. PHIL GIBSON, State Agt - Great Falls, Mont. bdA.R S (d COO, -Dealers in O Etter, Hgs, Foullr Fresi Oystes CANDIES, NUTS, VEGETABLES & FRUITS. Central Ave., next door to Bee Hive, - - Great Fall E. H. MOORMAN & CO., s. Wholesale Dealers in BUTTER AND EGGS WE CARRY NOTHING BUT FIRST-CLASS GOODS. Central Ave., between Third and Fourth Ste., - Great Falls rtOWg - Loans. CSMR1N -THE--OP Northwestern GREAT FALLS, M. T. (Queorporate ) Guaranty Capital Stock, - 860,000.00 C . >. ATKINSON............. Loan Co. WL ATLINSON. CashSPe.nr t Capital, $2,000,000. $ .A TRUn, JKU" ',,T,, Peter Larso., Will Heake.. John J. gll.t. P. P. AtkIson. Short and long time loans on im- T... a sene baklng beelaees. Leans proved town property and farm money, dicsonans blls and makes colestions on lands. favorable tensm. Accounts kept anbiest to H. 0. CH6WEN & CO., Agts. a"bo.k.n wa a tm .e. OlEM oppoptte Park Hotel. This is no Patent Medicine Ad. IiennaBakery READ IT. A lsargo supply of -- FRESH BREAD, Worry Kills More Men CANDIESa THAN DISEASE. Always on hand. when e I oeb hs misnei°"ail thin Bread and cake delivered to any part om'e ailthe dct anse tof c heeoy.3 ofte iy h ..s .tidos ho e f c CHAS. lIES, Prsp'r. chee of his co oompr twcoiff eSecond St. South. - Great Falls. aoc. Do not, doe a.nsob witrrylMA BIaLOW S VITALIZER Is whet you need for Constipation, Lose of appetite, PERFECT FITTING. Dizziness and all sycptione of Dys pepsia. Price 10 and 7S cents per hot. Inth9heOt tie. For sale by Letiegre Bross. WIEee~oye BUY LOTS IN North Great Falls, Where the Greatest Rise in Values of Desitable Real Estate during 1890 is certain. The BosToN & MONTANA COMPANY have selected NoRTa GREAT FALLS as the site of their IMMENsE FACTonims, which will furnish constant employment to thousands of yorkmen whose CAs -WAGEs will circulate every month in NornT GREAT FALLS and vicinity. AN IMMENSE DAM is now under contract to be constructed across the Missouri river above Black Eagle Falls at NORTH GREAT FALLS at a cost of a Half Million Dollars, and will furnish power for Hundreds of Mills. Other improvements will rapidly follow which will create a demand for more mill frontage and the Coulter, Rain= bow and Crooked falls will be utilised all of which are within a few minutes' walk of NORTH GREAT FALLS. Special inducements to those who desire to build homes.1 CHOICE LOTS ONLY $100 TO $350, on easy terms. Will double in value before your second payment falls due. J. 0. BREGG. Park htel, reat Falls, Mit. Or A. K. BARNUR. Wilen, Meat. BACH, CORY & CO Great Falls, Montana. Groceries, hardware, Crockery, Stoves and Tinware. We carry the largest stock of Groceries and Hardware in Northern Montana. GROCERY DEPARTMENT. This mooes is all new goods of the best grades only. We buy everything in car lets from first hands and our prices cannot be met west of the Missouri river. Hardware Department. This is the largest and most complete stock carried in this portion of the terri riu9This stock includes Mining Tools, Stsel iron, etc., Dlscksmith supplies of pailads, Builder's and Geneals Hardware, Heading and Cocking Stoves and a fall assortment of Tin and Granite Ware. J. H. McKNIGHT & CO., - DEALERS IN - WIsbford Steel Skew and Tubular Azle Waons SPRING WAGONS, BUGGIES, O kBorsRodCarts, John Deere Plows, Harrows and Farming Implemensat. T entsaad Wgon Sheets, Wind Mills and Pump.. Cooper's Sheep Dip.. Team sad -Buggy Harnes, Saddles and Whips. EXTRAS FOR MACHINERY, Osafrsi As.., sear Third aseet. . Steal Pas. S. C. Asay. C. A. teAoDwTaRa, S. C. ASHBY & GO., HELENA AND GREAT FALLS. SWEET BROS. Common - Sense Bob - Sleighs, MITCHELL FARM AND SPRING WAGON, Fine Carriages, Bugies, Phatens, Cutters, BUCK-BOARDS AND ROAD CARTU. We car in stook a full line of Team and Buggy Harness, Naddler Duld es, Whips, Lap Robs Qurm Comb., Bruabsen , etc.. ~ Also .. Dis.psla den Culti and Dril, Wll Tets, Wagon overE,eed Mills,'eh Wir, e . DEDERIOK HAY PR98SES. BaLZ.rTc T*za Furst & Bradley's Shty, Gang ad M ig Pno EXTRAS FOR MASNINURY,