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WÆmMM » m * i V 4 ; #1 Yv J*r K ? ■4» ti m V *r ^ : ' *f f. .. £ J a** •*** * m * v^C TÜ ä5«w»£ia'ä K \ " à-i K Ifc - K y J3>.£y*A:.\ •• 1 .ju-^ïPte. .^h^- ***J ^ * *te' -, i•,: . 4 V: t£*wm&.E. ' - v* if 3 •'**y ''**«•*- '*v, <w* '•X «r.. V « T ** -jpL'.- *> : ^ ■ ' J.---/ V. ,!f ''}%'*■ Eft '■ / » % i t, *. V • A r Z?AW : _ *| 7 <s% - n •: •' TJ i v. <*., 5 V»» méwm** ^ BICYCLE PICNIC ON SHIELDS RIVER. Hunters Hot Springs. About twenty miles east of Livingston and two miles north of Springdale is located the oldest group of hot springs in the northwest. These springs were discovered by Dr. Andrew J. Hunter, of Missouri, as early as 1864, when this region was only inhabited by nomadic and warlike tribes.of In dians. While passing over these hills, seeking for a suitable location, Dr. Hunter had been attracted thither by seeing some several hundred tepees built around these springs. All the tribes were here rep resented, for by these waters they were cured of di seases which bathed the skill of their great medicine men. Not until the coming of the first railroad in 1882 was the glad news of this panacea for all ail ments published to the world at large, since which time its patronage has been slowly and steadily in creased, while of the almost numberless patients who have come here, hoping to find health and strength, only a very few graves are found here which repre sent any sign of a disappointment in the virtues of the waters. THE SPRINGS hoil up from a rocky ledge in the bottom of a little valley or basin, enclosed by gentle undulating hills, interspersed by the rolling prairie. They are situa ted in three groups and are twenty-seven in number, the water varying in temperature from 148° to 168° Fahrenheit, while the combined outpour is about 1,500 gallons per minute, sufficient to furnish one hath daily of 30 gallons each to 30,000 persons. m: . * - », *«#• îfeÇâ'.Vï* -31 m *8 Ml *. & n V* I ; . 1 *xskl * * 1 «* a J h - 2 n / 4T * zfi V - r: * y. A & . 7* V r:~—S' - .. i <* r V ■ * m PICNICING ON SHIELDS RIVER. THE EQUIPMENT of these springs for treating all diseases is each year receiving valuable improvements. At present the baths for ladies and gentlemen are in separate buildings, each fitted with plunge, tub and vapor baths, heated by the hot waters. An outdoor sum mer bath 105 feet square is located about eighty rods distant from these indoor baths, and is from four to six feet deep, enclosed by a tight fence and known as the swimming pool. This is supposed to be the lar gest mineral hot bath in America. A new and com modious hotel is a future possibility. It wall contain 100 sleeping rooms, in suits and single; office 29x38; dining room, 44x66; parlors, reading rooms and 15 to 20 baths. The new bath house for the new hotel is to be 45x100 feet ; plunges, large and single, vapors, tub baths, electric baths, vaporized for catarrh and acute bronchitis ; sweating and rub bing rooms, with dressing rooms for large plunges ; dressing rooms for all tub and vapor baths ; a nata torium 100x125 feet, with large glass domes, etc. The new bath house for the old hotel is 28x78 feet, connecting with new addition. A physician of the highest reputation for skill and excellence will al ways be found at the buildings ready to prescribe in all cases. During the history of these thermal waters all diseases of ailing humanity have been cured, except ing the advanced stages of Bright's disease, diabetes, pulmonary and heart troubles. For these last the waters act as an aggressive agent. Mr. and Mrs. C- W. Savage. No account of the hotel interests of Montana would be complete without mention of C. W. Sav age, proprietor of Hunter's Hot Springs. After serv ing Custer county in various official capacities Mr. Savage engaged in the hotel business, and since then has managed the old McQueen at Miles City and the Albemarle at Livingston. Two years ago he took charge of his present property. No hotel man in the northwest is better known than Mr. Savage, and the rule among traveling men is always to make his resorts for Sundays, if possible, as a Sunday dinner at a Savage hotel is noted from one end of the North ern Pacific to the other. In the management of his present property Mr. Savage is assisted by his wife, who might properly be termed an angel of mercy, for in the care of invalids at the noted resort which they manage, and in kindly ministrations to all, re gardless of their financial condition, Mrs. Savage has won the blessings of hundreds of poor unfortu nates who have gone to Hunters almost hopeless cripples and have left entirely cured and with the fondest recollections of her kindnesses and attention. Under his present lease Mr. Savage now operates both the Mendenhall and Murray hotels, having one of the best equipped sanitariums in the world. The baths are well arranged, the Murray being under cover, while the Mendenhall includes the finest plunge, for summer use, in the state. The medicinal qualities of the water are so well known that 110 mention is needed of their excellent healing proper ties.