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Correspondence Solicited : : HANKS & McCLELLND, : : Central Avenue.
Dry Goods House.
will be Sold
Wednesday was a cool and pleasant
Heavy loads of hay have been coming
into town this week.
The Fourth of July flags have not all
been taken down yet.
Mr. C. P. Thompson has had his M re
duction sign out this week.
There is a little prairie dog near Mr.
Beachley's store that is quite tame.
"We have ratified and are satisfied," is
'the word that comes from the Republi
'cans in Helena.
The telegraph companies are doing a:
better business in Great Falls than they
have ever done before.
We acknowledge receipt of the second
.speclal edition of the Spring Valley
Gazette, with illustrations.
Mr. Sam Dodd recently purchased a
hay-loader to be used on his ranch three
miles from here on Sun river.
There Is a very fine specimen of oats
grown in this vicinity on exhibition at
MIessrs. Henry & Randall's office.
Messrs. Milner & Boardman's block on
First street has been going up quite rap
idly of late, and will be completed soon.
Mr. Caldwell, who has been assisting
Mr. Taylor in the postoffice, has returuned
to his employment in Mr. Phil Gibson's
Those who have visited the Sand
-Coulee coal mines are impressed with the
vastness of the nearly inexhaustible sup
ply of coal.
Mr. E. R. Clingan, from Belt, one of
the commissioners, was in town this
week, and left for his home on the coach
Messrs. Race Bros. have three very fine
'pianos in stock, and you are respectfully
requested to inspect them. Central
avalue, next door to Lapeyre's drug
There are a great many barbed-wire
fences being built in this section of the
country. It is quite evident men are be.
ginning to appreciate the value of their
Messrs. Pratt & Rickard are located at
the corner of First avenue south and
Third street. They are first-class black
smiths, and any person having work in
their line will do well to see them. Please
note their card in this paper.
It is said that a Chinaman visited Great
Falls last Wednesday with a view of
starting a washee-wash. The fellows who
get 25 cents for the washing of a shirt
would rather the Chinaman would not
materialize in this city where beer flows
in rivulets and the cowboy drives into the
saloon on hoss back.
The crops this year on the bench lands
surroundidg ,Great Falls will be excel
lent. Wheo th, country is fully de.
veloped agriculturs will be one of the
*chief employments, The country that
lhas hitherto been sparsely settled is rap
idly filling up. The reward of the hus
lbandman will be prosperity and wealth.
Great Falls is already quite popular as
a pleasure resort. The falls, the spring,
the picturesque scenery are attractive;
the trip from Helena here over the Mon
tana Central is grand, and eastern people
having heard of these attractions are
anxious to see them. These natural em
bellishments will go considerably towards
making Great Falls a city with many
Why is it that fruit can be shipped
from the Pacific coast to Chicago and
from Chicago to Great Falls cheaper thant
it can from the Pacific coast to Great
Falls direct? Is it because of the large
quantities demanded by the commission
men in Chicago, or is it because the peo
ple of this section of the country are af
fected by a discrimination?
Mr. Ray, representing William Deer
ing of Chlucago, has recently received
four or five carloads of mowers, binders,
twine and extras, etc. It is intended to
keep a stock constantly on hand in Great
Falls. Mr. Ray expects to remain per
manently in this city. All persons want
inug anything in his line are respectfully
invited to give him a call. Corner First
avenue south and First street.
John Gerin is building an addition ti
Mr. Day visited Sun river the fore part
of the week.
Mr. T. E.Collins made a trip to Helena
the fore part of the week.
The wool men have been using the tel
egraph wires considerably.
The Great Falls boat house looms up
with a big sign on the roof.
A team of horses attached to a water
wagon ran away Thursday.
Some are talking of visiting the big
circus in Helena the 24th inst.
Robert Vaughn has not sold his property
at the Leavings to S. E. Larabee.
The new "Bee Hive" has a notice in
this week's paper. Please refer to it.
An ice cream parlor properly con
ducted in Great Falls ought to pay well.
Hay is being cut on the other side of
the river. It stacks up in paying quan
Mr. Andrew Lyall returned the fore
part of the week from a few days visit in
The newspapers throughout the terri
tory speak favorably of the Sand Coulee
A number of editors are to take a day
off to read the Rising Sun's essay on tih
Ulm mail route.
Painters are at work getting up new
signs for the Great Falls, Sun River &
Choteau Stage Company.
Dr. Crutcher's little boy has fully re
covered from the effects of the dog-bite
he recently received.
Last Monday was an apparently busy
day in the city. A great numnlber of teams
were upon the streets.
Clean up your back yards. A garbage
man ought to make a good thing at the
business in Great Falls.
The corner opposite the Park hotel, on
Central avenue, would be a splendid site
for a large business block.
The boys go fishing occasionally, It
will not be long beforc geese and duck
shooting will be the sport.
Thursday was a very warml day,indeed,
and, without the slight breeze, the heat
would have been suffocating.
Mr. Anderson is the name of the super
intendent of the Sand Coulee coal mines.
lie comes well reconmmended.
One of the "boys" in town for a time,
Thursday, drove his horse into a saloon on
First avenue south to liquor-up.
Messrs. Lord Bros. are now established
on Central avenue, in the Lapeyre build
ing, formerly used as a school room.
The watering of trees along some of
tihe streets in town received the careful
attention of the waterman this week.
Mr. Paris Gibson has a nice specimen
of wool on exhibition at the 'Townsite
company's office, which was taken from
There is some talk of orgatniing a fair
and trotting association at Great Falls.
This city's rapid growth will warrant
such an enterprise.
Dow & Tuttle are doing a good hard
ware business from all appearances. They
are enterprising business men and should
be well patronized.
The man who was overcome by heat a
week ago last Sunday and was taken to
the county hospital in this city died and
was buried last Thursday.
This is the season when netting is
placed over the heads of clothing store
dummies to protect them from the bites
of the persistent mn'squito.
"Great Falls has in its vicinity enough
water power to move all the machinery
in the country, and coal enough to dupli
cate this power."-Helena Herald.
Who is going to put up an elegant
hotel-a sort of a summer resort p)lace--
near the Rainbow Falls? The man that
does it will grow rich in three years.
Monday and Tuesday of this week were
very pleasant days, while Monday and
Tuesday of last week, as the people in
this vicinity well know, were excessively
There will be quite a town at Sand
Coulee when the mines are successfully
operated. This fact will increase Great
Falls' importance commercially and
Mr. Garrity, who has been stopping at
the Milwaukee house, will take charge of
the Sand Coulee Coal company's store.
Mr. Garrity comes from Spring Valley,
Live Stock Journal: "The speech of
Paris Gibson at the press association ba:n
quet, proved that the gentleman was a
good talker as well as a far-sighted busi
The attention of tthe public is called to
J. K. Carskaddou's card. Mr. Carskald
don is in a position to do all kinds of gen
eral dentistry work with care and
A baseball club in Great Falls would
have a two-fold significance. It would
be a good advertisement for the town.
and would afford amusement to lovers of
the national game.
Mr. C. T. )Day says that the fertility of
the country between here and Sun river
Is very lapuarent. There seems to be con
cord regarding the flourishing condition
of the country in general.
A man under the influence of liquor
attracted the attention of passersby near
the corner of Fourth street and Central
avenue Thursday afternoon and evening.
He was pretty well loaded.
At the recent session of the MethodistI
Episcopal Conference at Missoula enthu
siastic addresses were made by Revs.
Spencer and Iliff and by Bishop Joyce in
the interest of education.
The proprietors of the Milwaukee
house have recently purchased a fine
new piano. This is a valuable acquisi
tion to their well furnished parlor.
It was "an army with banners"-not
bandanas - that marched through the
streets and made their thundering shouts
heard to the uttermost parts of the Capi
tal City on Saturday.--Herald.
Messrs. Murphy & Maclay have been
upside down, so to speak, on account of
their new arrangements and impro,e
ments; but they have been doing a good
business right along, evidently.
Mr. E. L. Jackson, representing Louis
S. Fiske & Co., commission wool mer
chants of Philadelphia, is in the city.
He expects to do considerable business
with the wool men in this section.
There is considerable talk to the effect
that work on the Neihardt branch will
be commenced soon. The news, when
authenticated, will be received with great
pleasure by e:eryone interested in Great
A large number of reapers and mowers
have been piled up at the corner of First
avenue south and First street. There are
a great nmany persons taking advantage of
the fine weather to make hay while the
Mr. Tyler, who is stopping at the Park
hotel, has five nice little cottages. Three
of them have been rented; the other two
are for rent. Any one who desires to
renit a house is respectfully referred to
Mr. James Barnes, Jr., of the firm of
lBarnes & Collett, real estate dealers in
this city, went to Minnealpolis on business
some time ago. and has not returned.
lie will probably renlain in that fine city
for a week or two.
The civil engineer in the employ of
the Manitoba says that they will be en
gaged in laying tracks, etc., on this and
the other side of the river until about the
15th of September. Work is still going
on near the big wool warehouse
Mrs. E. McLean's boarding and lodging
house is between Park drive and Second
street on First avenue South. Her terms
are reasonable and she deserves the pat
ronage of the feople. Attention is call
ed to her card in this week's paper.
Mr. Daniel McKay hto xentrcutod to
furnish Mr. Dunne the brick for his
large building ou Central avenue. Mr.
McKay says that he has about 450,000
brick on hand, but that he has contracts
to supply that will take nearly this num
Men have been at work for the past
week putting in a sewer for the use of
the Park hotel. A good drainage systeni
would enhance the value of real estate in
this city very much. Care should be used
to comply with the imnumutale laws of
hygiene so far as possible.
Mr. Dunne, the gentleman putting up
the fine building on Central avenue, has
great faith in the future of Great Falls,
which is fully substantiated by his good
work at this place. tie has had long ex
perience in the west, and is a far-sighted
anti enterprising business man.
We have received applications for the
LEAI)En front Indiana, Wisconsin, Min
nesota and Dakota. If the LEADER can
be instrumental in augmenting Great
Fall's popultion by sending papers in
discriminately o'er the country, its reward
will follow, "as the night the day."
The Pierce County Tribune, published
at Rugby, Dakota, is the name of a new
six-column weekly newspaper that ap
pears iupon our exchaltge table. All that
is necessalry to make it a first-:lass little
sheet is that it ought to be published inl
Montana, "the heart of the continent."
Now that Phil will soon have his fine
office building finished, he will likely
place the big safe that has been standing
in front of his oftice so long, in the build
ing where it will be safer--from the
effects of the elements. Phil has it nice
building, as anyone can tell at a glance.
Five carloads s of material, etc. were taken
to Sand Coulee mines to be utilized at
that place. Just as soon as the necessary
arraingements can be made, there will be
several hundred men t t work there. I)r.
Crutcher's friends are pleased to lea un
that he has Ibeen appointed surgeon in
The attention of the public is called to
the fact that each week we send several
hundred papers throughout the county,
besides those sent to regular subscribers.
This demonstrates the LusEADER'S imlport
ance as an advertising medium. Business
men should not lose sight of this fact.
Great Falls needs an opera lhouse or
town hall. Minot hall is small and in a
third story. The diningt room of the
hotel cannot be had on all occasions. The
LEADER urges the erection of ita suitiable
building, and we think the enterprising
city will see the desirability of it.--New
The names of several stations on the
Montana Central have been changed.
Masrysville Juncti(o was changed to Sil
ver. The place called Lumb.t er Station
has been changed to Wilder. The latter
name was taken fron Col. lBrontadwater's
little daughter. Calvin is now Blersnict,
in honor of Mr. Cannon's daughter.
A man camne into tlhe telegmralh office
the other day and asked what town this
was, thie dlay of the week and date. When
the infornation was furnished him he
said that it was his birthday, and that lihe
would telegratlph tile fact to lienton and
then get the message wsllen he arrivedI
there. Thie man was non compos mentis.
A. Goodwin has recently taken chlrane
of the place formerly known as the Saint
Louis restaurant, located on Second street
between Second and Third avenues.
Goodwin's cafe is the name of the neat
little place. A first-class caterer has
charge of the culinary department, and
the delicacies of the season will be served
dtiay or n:iht.
Mr. William E. Kern informs its that
there will be a meeting hehl at Cascade
during the early part of August for the
purpose of organizing a bridge company,
to build a toll bridge at that place. In
terested parties desire to raise about $26.
000. Mr. Kern thinks that there are
those in the city of Great Falls who
might become interested in the project.
as he is of tile opinion an investment
would pIay about 12 tier cent.
The following lots were sold by the
Townsite conpany this week: Lot 2.
block 414, to Mr. James Lawler. for
$1.700; lot 11, block 482, to .Mr. John O.
Olson, for $300; lot 11, block 415, to the
county commissioners, for $1,100; lot 1.
block 482, to Mr. James Lawler. for $400:
lots 8 and 9. block 317, to W. Atkinson,
for $6,500; lot 13, block 190, to .J. H. Rus
sell, for $800; lot 4, block 419. to W. II.
Courtney, for $1.100, and lots 4 and 5,
block 508, to A. W. Clinton, for $300.
When are we going to have Central
avenue paved? When are we going to
have an opera house? When will the
smelter be booming and burning? Whena
will coal be $3 at ton in Great Falls?
When will the electric lights be ltashing
and flaring? When will the trains come
in here loaded down with cereals and
cash-ears? "When the flowers they labloom
in the spring, tra-It-la." And Canada
conies down o'er the Manitoba.
The Laio.\tE:a is an adjutor of truth and
an enemy to all surreptitious and collu
sive agetclies. Its aimn will be to make
nice discriminations between right and
wrong, assault all incongrulous tenets,
and will be bold inl matter and forml. If
satire is madle a vehicle to attain this end,
there will be a wlhole-souled sincerity of
Iturpose in using it. The LEI.\Dtn is a
valuable auxiliary to the people's il
terests, and the people shoual be able to
Shakespeare was busted wlhen he struck
London, but lie mnade a good thing out
of the show business. Now, if soume' man
who has at few dollars to invest swouald
put up an opera house here, ihe wouldl
likely do well financially, whether or not
he would become as populatr as Shakes
peare has been since Mr. Donuelly cookedl
his lBacon, utterly disre,,garding his -
ShaaRespeare's-raoulls elpialia n i t5t . ts.
determined lafter he--the olana-is dead
The sooner Great Falls has her churches
and school houses the better, as anyone
knows who knows anything about towns
and the things that promulgate and ac
celerate their advancement. Men of in
telligence, as a rule, will not bring their
families to places where the school and
the church are wanuting. Great Falls has
her schools, is a matter of course, but
she hasn't the fine school houses that
sholldl be erected to the memory of mall,
nor the fine churches that shoull lie
erected to the memory of God. We
should have an Aristotle or two in town.
The BIolter Lumtber comnpany's platning
ltill was visited this week. The ina
chinery is run by a forty-horse power enl
gine, and the mill has at capa'city of ten
thousand feet per day. Ten mien are em
ployed on the premises. The mtill has
been running constantly of late, and it
will be the latter part of November be
fore it is shut down. The home demand
keeps them busy, and nothing is shipped
out of the county. Tile comlpany handles
sash, doors, blinds, etc., in fact everything
necessary to build any house fromt the
A fellow nalned Ike lanery, whio was
recently enlgaged wilth (f. Wakefield in
ficighting over on tihe Dearborn, has
skipped out, leaving inone to mourn his
loss, Ibut at few to liouril the loss of their
valnables in his possession. Mr. 'Wake
field lives in Great Falls, and was called
from his business to this place by a letter
stating that his wife was ill. Duritn his
absence Manery collected the bills, picked
up his cooking outfit and took the hors'es
and skipped out. Mr. -Wake-ield is the
loser of several hundred dollars, Paris
Gibson $360, and the liBank of Great
Falls $175. It is thought that thlle fugi
tive has crossed the line.
T. IH. Carter, while speaking at the
roaring republican ratilicationt held in
Ieleena Ilast Saturday night, said: "If thel
principles of the i)eniLocracy welre( carried
out, what woull be the effect itn MontanaR
The floors of your miners' cabins woult
become grown with grass; the busy
stamps of hundreds of quartz mills that
now drop uplon rok of goltl would he
hlulig ilup to rust; the smelting interests of
the country woual be ctonsignted to wreck
and ruin. Then after this general desola
tion there would be nothaintg left but sald.
desertetd and impoverishedt homes where
once prosperity and fatnily ties blessed
The Hlelena Herald has struck iupon a
notvel idea. It says: "Siell('' isiting the
Sand C(oulee coal mlines we have been
thinking what a good thing it woutld be
for the city of HIelena to buy 160 llcres of
coal lald at the price offered by Maessrs.
Vauaghtn & Gibson, at $7,500, and Ihave it
itained and delivered to all citizeni- Of'
Helena lat a rate otf ft asentts a ton taIIaove
cost until the trigial outlay for thie cost
wecre repaid-t, after whicth it couahl It- sold
at acttal cost or a very slight ait'anc-i
\Ve estilatet that the cost taf tihe entire.
lfi0 lacres ctaulal bie repaitl from the icoIal
taken out of olle or two iacres, and thit
sacnts of the entire city coauld he sapplitd
at about $3.50 pir ton. It wosi nlot only
make Ileena a favoredl rnasidi-nace citi.
hiut it would insure the introtduction oI'
many maantfactures at t earl-ny day." \V
see no neatin why tha plhai i- not a ft-si
A party conversant wilth the parti(tulars
of the recent drowning at liaif-breed
Rapids, has kindly furnished us with the
following information: John Currie, de
ceased, and four other persons were
crossing the river in a hoat at a point
about 35 miles southl of here on the 9th
inst. For some reason the boat fillell
with water, and they all had to abandon
it. Mr. Currie unfortunately could not
swimin, buit the others sa:ved themlselves.
(iant powder wsas used near the place
where the drowning occurred. Thie body
caine to the surface of the water and t
lodged upon Ian island, where it was dis- I
covered on the 14th inst. The remains ,
were interred at Great Falls Sutnday last. t
Mr. DIevlin. who has recently become
so extensively interested in the Sand
('oule co eal mines, has had long experi- 1
ecue ill the business and is thoroughly
competent to manage creditably these I i
great minies. Tihe coal mines in Illinois
in which Mr. Devlin has been greatly in- I
teresled are known universally. This
enterprising gentleman was the founder I
of Spring Valley, Ill. lie was born in St.
Louis, Mo. For the past fifteen years t
Mr. Devlin lhas bleen engaged in tie busi
ness of coal mining and operating. lie
was secretary and superintendent of the
Union Coal Co., of Peru. [ll., for many
years, and was also a deputy county civil
engineer. Mr. l)evlin is vice-president
and general manager of the Spring Val- I
ley Coal company, and lie has been a 1
great master of minute details. With
such ia mian s Mr. Devlin in charge the
possibility of failure at the Sand Coulee
mtines would seem well nigh precluded.
Th'is has been another week of activity
at the great wool warehouse. The fol
lowing figures will show that an im
mense quantity of wool has been handled
this seatson: Wednesday night 2,619 bales
had Iteen received, a:td 1,357 hales had
been shi!lpped to Boston. The 17th inst.
262 bales were taken in, and 203 bales
were shippled. About 30 carloads in the
agg'regate lie have bee sent to eastern mar
kets. l)During the season 711,098 pounds
have been received at the wool ware
house. That amount of wool represents
about $115,000 cash. The wool tmen have
laid in heavy supplies, and the merchant
of (reat Falls have been very Iimuti
benetitted. The wool will till be in by the
latter part of August at the farthest, as it
is not held oil the ranches any longer
than is necessary, and the wool men are
usually exp etlitious in getting their clipi
to miarket. T'lere has been all expressiot
of general satisfaction among the woe:
men with the facilities that ihavte bee:
afforded them for storing their woo:.
There have been more buyers here thil -
year thlan Ilgents represCenlctling colnmmis
sion houses ill the east, thus giving thlt.
wool mien the benefit of a closer compo
ttiton. All are interested in having the
commodity protected, and say that free
trade would ruin the industry. Part of
the Sage Creek Sheep conlpany's clip has
been receiv\ed, and it is expected the bal
anc- will arrive soon. Barrett's clip from
tihe Sun river country has been received,
and part of Milton Cooper's clip has come
in. The following wool men have been
in Great Falls this week: Mr. Ross, Mr.
I lay, Messrs. Elliot & Buchanan, Reidley,
Evans, Turner, ,James A. Walker alltl
The Ipostoflice examiners were here re
cently, and .said that the duties of the
present incumlbent were too ardtlous, and
that he ineeded assistance very much.
They saw no reason why a regular assist
ant should not be furnislhed Mr. Taylor.
Mr. T'rylor is a mian whot has hald long
experience in ipostotfice work, ind is very
elficient andi capablle. lie has worked is
sidtuously early and late. On account of
a peculiar state of affairs existing at the
office in tGreat Falls, thetwork is unusuallv
heavy for a town of this size, and the in
conveniences of the office are detrimen
tal to the interests of the public, and ne
cessitalt a tgreat attloullnt f really unneces- I
sary labor. Over one hundred applica
tions have been made for boxes, and if
these couldl have been supplied, the
handling of mail matter would be greatly
facilitatted. Two hundred and fifty ment
it the smelter receive their inatil front
this ollice; the people at Sand (Coulee also
receive their mail here, and att present
about one hundred and lifty men firotll
the snlnllyclilnte of Italy who tire engaged
at railrotad woirk in this vicinity. coime to
this ofllice: for their mtail. If tihe distribtt
ing and delivery systems were implroved,
the work iof handling mails alone would
keep one man busy. The miontiy-order
]lusitess transtctedl here is by no mIeants
incorlsitlerable, antd the stantI andll regis
try departmtents would furnish ample
emlploymlent for one experienlced manll.
We are informed that the postotlii'e dte
partinmet at Watshington has refused or
neglected tr supply this ofllice with tile
necessary heIlp and ,facilities. To circu
late it petition in and about (Great Falls
setting forth the needs of the oflicet, and
submit it to. the secontd assisttanit post
master general at Wtashington, might lie
a good thing to do.
Calling' Upon Gllen. Harrison.
INDIAN.A'OLIS, July 12. --A number of
visiting delegations called upon Ge=n.
Iharrison todlay. The principal event of
tlh day was thei reception of a delegation
of abIloilt 2,I)100 iersons from Ililon: county,
ae'mtlihpanied by three hanIds of mIlsic. I).
C. Scull delivered an addiress on beh:lf of
thle delegation, to which (Gen. lUarrison re
plied andtl concluded by thanking them
for the eiarly interest taken in tile camt
Iaign. After tit'he sleaking was overin iin
'lThe New Bee Hlive.
io.i.i' li't-is. hitse olpeatil their nttw var
iet\ stitre itti Ctetitt'al a ienti. ''ltese
gi'iitlimten i'arry in stuck a full line of
hltlrdwsire, glas-warst, tittiVtire, wsioihen
wsu're atu nititusuif all kinds. "h'lii's haitvi
1, 1ii, 15. 11 :tutu 25 -i-itt eutioutter-. Cl\i'
ars CAPITAL CORRESPONIDENCE.
Great Repuibliean Rally in Helena--
ere Political htraws---lJail Break
ilht ---Town Talk, Etc.
14L I From our special correspondent.]
not HIElENA, July 19, 1888.
es. Enirou LEADEln-Dear Sir: The Re
ice publican ratification meeting last Satur
y day evening was a great success. Thir
md teen hundred and seventy men joined in
lis- the procession. The opera house was
ins crowded to suffocation, and fully two
lst. thousand people had to go away. Rattlin g
me speeches were made by J.udge Adkinson,
ntd Thomas Carter, Gov. Carpenter and last,
ei-. but a host in himself, the leader of the
"ily 'forlorn hope" in the dark days of 1863,
ese I ('ol. Sanders. Never were more eloquent
ois speeches made, and never before in the
in. history of Montana Territory was there
his such enthusiasm and excitement dis
sler played as at this time. All Helena seemed
St. to be Republican, and the people but
ars echoed the cry which comes from the
tsi- great mining center of Butte and even
lie from the Democratic headquarters of the
the river metropolis, from miners, wool
my growers and all classes. "Republican
ivil success means prosperity to Montana."
ent Your county may be split into factions,
'al- but Lewis and Clarke Republicans are a
'ith There is a little talk of delegate to con
the gress. It is generally conceded that the
lee west side shall present the candidate. J.
ed. K. Toole will not be before the conven
tion. Warren Toole, who is considered
iI worth $100,000, expects to retire front
fol- practice, and Joe is wanted in the firm.
in- Just now it is thought either Stapleton of
lel Butte, or R, B. Smith of Dillon will be
a the Democratic nominee, though most
of the faithful consider the Democratic
lst. cause hopeless. For the Republican
tles nominee several men are spoken of. Tile
th hostile attacks of the Independent have
a brought Mills to the front, and prominent
d Democrats say they will .ppolrt him.
Judge Knowles and Galbraithl are highly
mentioned, and George Irvine 11. will
ar' have no slall anlount of bicking. lnt.
iti whoever is nominated will he ehoetell.
There was a jail break Miunday night.
thi Godas, the half-breed mlilerer'i, andil two
is it burglars by the name of Wilson and
'gem Davis took a change of venue. Much
arm' blame is cast upon tlhe St. Louis people
cli: who plut mi the iron cells. and somein think
8 the jailer was careless.
Louis Iltotwitt and Sutherlin of White
tee Sulphur Springs speak enthusiastically
'o0:. of the coal, reduction works and the
grain fields of Great Falls and vicinity.
They say there is a noticeable ditference
between the soil at Great Falls and here.
' As you colie this way the grass seems
t dried up and the yield is slight. And
rt of they claim the Park hotel has more tran
Imas sient guests than any hotel in Helena.
l There must be something enthusing in
your atmosphere, for everybody who
roei visits Great Falls is enthusiastic over it.
ved, The salvation army has struck Helena.
o Captain Sharp, a good-looking woman, a
M fair singer and possessed of a nimble
ley, tongue, with one private, corralled a
ant crowd on Main street, Sunday night. A
Great Falls preacher a few days higo re
marked that Great Falls was the most
re- wicked town in the territory, but if it
the comes up to Helena it is a dandy. There
and is good material to work on here for the
itch. Salvation army, and we would like to see
sist- Sati HIauser. Malor Davennort and Saml
Sam Hauser, Major Davenport and Sani
Schwap salivated first.
Mr. Dan McKay has the contract to put
up the new jail. The building will be
50x100, and will cost about $6,,500. It
will be located on Second avenue south,
between Third and Fourth streets, and
will be complete about the 1st of Septem
ber. This will be a great improvement
over the old one, and will be a valuable
acquisition to Great Falls.
It is said that Messrs. Maginnis &
Phelps will put up a new brick building
on Central avenue soon.
The walls in the Murphy-Maclay build
ing on Central avenue have been taken
out, and the enlargement of their build
ing will add greatly to the business-like
appearance of Central avenue.
The Schiller building Is about ready
for occupancy. Mr. Schiller will carry a
fine line of boots and shoes in stock, and
the attention of the public is respectfully
called to the same.
Messrs. Biach, Cory & Co. have put a
store front on their new warehouse ad
joining their store on Central avenue, and
have also a good( tin roof on the building.
it has been painted, and presents a, credit
Th'le boiler, etc., have been placed in
the electric light building. The building
is beginning to assume a decidedly sub
stantial appearance. Holes are being dug
for pole-conductors, and ere long it is
expected to have the plant in operation.
The effect of electric lights in Great Falls
will have to be seen to be appreciated.
We understand the incandescent system
of lighting will be applied.
Some improvements have been made
on the Highland Park addition to Great
Falls. Messrs. Hanks & McClelland are
the owners of that addition.
Some good grading and filling in of
low places on First avenue north has
been done this week.
The improvement of the railroad track
to the great wool warehouse will be very
'lhe civil engineer in the employ of the
Manitoba railway company expects to be
engaged in Great Falls and on the other
side of the river for a month or two.
Mr. . I. . McKnight is building a store
'rool n back of Messrs. Bach, Cory & Co.'s
oi Second street, between Central avenue
and First avenue north. The building
will be used for a hardware store. The
carpenters are putting it up rapidly, and
it will ihe cumplleted in about two weeks.
WoIrk oni the Israel mtihling is pr,-