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NEWS OF THE WEEK. Arthur F. Boos spent two days in Columbia Falls, and returned to De- mersville yesterday. George E. Boos, manager, and Mr. Woods, traveling agent, of the Hel- ena dourna/ were in Columbia Falls this week, and complettNI the arrange- ments for a write up of the Flathead valley. The E. R. Clingan building on Nu- cleus avenue and Seventh street is assuming proportions, and the frame work is nearly completed. It will be a handsome structure, and one of the nio-t substantial in the valley. Conlin & Berne have their new brick yard in running order and will soon have first-class brick ready for market. The now location is nearer the city, closer to water, and in every way desirable. S. Swanson, an experienced oper- ator of shingle mills in the Puget Sound country, spent several days in Columbia Falls this week. He is looking at the country with a view to est ablishitig an ('III orprise here. Fine toilet soaps, combs and brushes at C. F. Fullerton's. Nick Baatz is in Columbia Falls with a complete brick -making outfit, and has found a clay bank that in every way answers the requirements of first-class brick clay. The fact that all buildings on Nucleus avenue are to be brick veneered has stimu- lated the brick industry, and given assurance of a good market. A partnership has been formed by D. F. Smith and R. L. Oliver, both well known in this region, for the con- ducting of a general real estate and insurance business. Both are young men, and, to use a western term, are rustlers. More than this, they are r..liable. THE COLUMBIAN can safely predict for the new firm a successful career from the start. Buchanan & Lawrence are erect- ing a new blacksmith shop on Ninth steet. It will be one of the largest in the valley and newly equipped throughout. The firm propose to be prepared to do not only horseshoeing and general repairing but also mill and wagon work. They propose to meet every demand in their line. The large saw mill plant of Frank Woods arrived Monday, and will be immediately placed in position for work. The Lewis ranch has been de- ckled upon, and the haul to the city will be short. The demand for lum- ber increases daily, and a number of men are waiting until the supply in- creases before commencing struct- ures. Drugs aml patent medicines at C. F. Fullerton's. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Ramsey, of Madison county, are in Columbia Falls, and are visiting their old friends, the family of C. Y. Reeder. Mr. Ramsey is one of Montana's pio- neers, and is numbered among the \old-timers\ who have watched the growth of the state from the days of Alder Gulch. He is now in- speeting the garden spot of the state. George P. Martin has opened a first-class jewelry store at Demers - vine. Repairing promptly attended to. 6 Among other buildings in course of construction since our last issue we find D. C. Archibald is adding an ad- dition to his building on lot 9 in block 60. When this building is completed it will be 70 feet deep by 20 feet front and two stories high, combining saloon, sleeping rooms 'and lunch counter. Oscar Stenstrom has leased the building for one year, and it will be known as the Scandia hotel. For a black silk, silk mixed or light flannel shirt call on the Missoula Mercantile Co. Troubles never come singly. Not long since Mr. Miles' log boom in the Flathead river, east of Bad Rock canyon went out, causing a shut down of the saw mill, at which he was preparing to saw lumber for the Great Northern Bridge across the main river. Following this disaster the Butte and Montana Commercial Co's. (represented by Mr. Miles) $10,- 000 (lain over Whitefish creek went out, causing an overflow of the creek below, but no serious damage to prop- erty. The Missoula Mercantile Co. hare just received a car load of Schluttler wagons, also a line line of top bug- gies, buck boards, road carts and spr;ng wtef• A Saw Mill Burned. Monday night the saw mill plant of Therriault & Willetts, arts) miles east of Demersville, burned to the the ground. The fire is supposed to have started in the engine room, but nothing definite is known regarding its origin. It was not discovered un- til well under way, and all efforts to extinguish proved futile. The loss to Messrs. Therriault & Wellets is placed at $3,000 with little or no in- surance. The mill had not been run- ning long, but was beginning to sup- ply a splendid trade. The loss of the mill will no doubt retard build- ing in that locality. The First Addition. To -morrow the sale books will be opened for the First addition to Columbia Falls, consisting of forty acres. The additi^ . joins the origi- nal townsite on the south side, and lies between the original quarter and the river. It is fully as desirable as any property that has yet been offered -in fact, its location makes it especially valuable for either busi- ness or residence. The addition is platted by the Northern Interna- tional Improvement company, and is to be sold on the same terms as the townsite property, viz: One-third down, one-third in one year, and one- third in two years, deferred payments to bear 7 per cent. interest. Unques- tionably the First addition will find a ready sale, as it is one of the prettiest pieces of laud in the Flathead valley, and joins the business portion of Columbia Falls. J. A Moore, of Detroit, Minn., has purchased a lot on the corner of Nu- cleus avenue and Sixth streets, oppo- site the big hotel, one of the most desirable business locations in the city. He will erect a brick building two stories and basement, 25:125 feet. It will be built especially for general merchandising, and Mr. Moore will stock it in first class style. Taylor, Oliver and Martin,painters, paper hangers and decorators, are doing some excellent work in Colum- bia Falls. Since the firm became es- tablished here its members have been about as busy as it is possible for men to be, but the workihg force is sufficiently large to turn out work with little or no delay. Sign writing will be a specialty, anti the artist who has charge of that department has no superior east or West. If you have suffered loss by Indian depedations, you will do well to con- sult G. J. Langford. H. C. Fullerton, brother of C. F. Fullerton, of the Montana Cash Ba- zar, has been looking over Columbia Falls with a view to making his home here. He is an experienced brick maker and contractor, now living in Helena. He believes the Flathead region the finest part of Montana and will make an effort to improve the opportunity now open for manufact- uring brick. The new merchant, Mr. Gale of Demersville, has just received a car fl of hard wheat our from Grafton, North Dakota, and by so doing shows that he does his best to supply the wants of his many customers. Mr. C. F. Fullerton, of the Mon- tana Cash Bazar, wishes to announce that his drug department is now complete, and is prepared to furnish the people with pure drugs and chem- icals, also a full line of patent medi- cines. The prescription department is in charge of Mr. John J. Blodt, an experienced pharmacist, who is pre- pared to fill physicians' prescriptions and family recipes with accuracy and dispatch, at all hours, day or night. A nice line of Ladies' and Misses trimmed hats just received at the Missoula Mercantile Co. H. H. Hurlbut, a business man of Denver, and J. A. Moore, a merchant of Dkroit, Minn., spent Sunday and Monday in Columbia Falls. Mr. Hurlbut has given the towns of the Flathead valley a thorough inspec- tion, and has decided that Columbia Falls is the best business point. Ac- cordingly he has leased the south room of the Conlin & Miller building, and will put in a drug stock. He ex- pects to be ready for business within thirty days, and perhaps sooner. Mr. Moore has about closed the deal for a choice corner, upon which he will erect a building suitable for a gen- eral merchandise house. Both are thorongh business men and will be valuable acquisitions. A fine line of single and double har- ness always on hand at the Missoula Mercantile Co. To- N igh t. Every citizen should attend the meeting at Library hall to -night. The celebration of the Fourth of July will be discussed and the plans formulated. Eveiy man should at- tend, and give the committees the benefit of any suggestions that will aid in making the event a grand suc- cess. Come out everybody. The Flathead Trade. George I. Bumbaugh returned Monday from a visit to Helena. He found that Columbia Fulls was re- garded at the permanent capital as the best new town in the Flathead, and that business men generally are watching the progress of this region closely, and are inclined to place a high value upon the trade of the lo- cality. It is now a question, but to be settled in the near future, whether the trade of the Flathead goes out of the state or is kept at home by the activity of Helena, Butte and Mis- soula business mon in furthering a direct line of railway. All three cities are discussing propositions in aid of their own wholesale trade, and Mr. Bumbaugh believes that before very long the plans for a direct line to some point on the Northern Paci- fic will assume tangible shape. Just now the Aron route is attracting con- siderable attention, as it is prefera- ble to the line across the reservation, because it would pass through a country sufficiently rich to make every mile self-sustaining. If you have a lot for sale or a house to rent, list it with 0. J. Langford. The fact . that the bridge over the South Fork went out a few days ago will not retard traffic. Cook Maroon has put in a good ferry, and besides attending to the general public, Mr. Marceu has taken a contract to trans- fer material for the railroad contrac- tors. Gale at Detnersville, has the most complete stock of boots and shoes in the valley. Wholesale Liquors. Petritz, Gamer & Co., Demersville, are receiving large quantities of goods and will in a few days open one of the largest stocks of wines, liquors and cigars in the Flathead region. The members of the firm are practi- cal business men and know the wants of the country. They intend to have a complete stock, and the wholesale department will be given the very closest attention. 0Th WPM( IT MAT CON Lax --- Not ice is hereby g iven that the undersigned haw this day by mutual consent dissolved the partnership here- tofore existing between them under the firm name and style of Gormley & Haines. All money, rights and credits due sabl firm are payable to the tirm of Gonnely & Smith, (F. (iormely and W. II. Smith) and all debts con- tracted and owing by said firm of Gorniely & Haines are at•blaned and will be paid by the said firm of Gorniely & Smith. Dated this 21st day of May, PM, at Columbia Falls, Mont. F. ('. (logmar.v. A. H. HAINES.. Lake Blaine SAW MILL T. H. McDONALD, CHAS. SEEK and o JAMES SEEK, Proprietors. Miles Southeast of COLUMBIA FALLS. - 0 - Are now ready to furnish all kinds of lumber in any quantity up to 40,000 feet per day. Address, McDONALD, SEEK & SON, Egan, Mont. GALEN H. WHEELER, U. S. DEPUTY ITD incral Sylmar, PRIVATE SURVEYS MADE. OFFICE & RESIDENCE, COLUMBIA FALLS. The Model Rostallrallt B. P. BARTLESON, PROP. Next door to Ruth & McDonald's lodging house. First -Class meals from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Columbia Falls, Mont. MO 1T CASH BAZAR. We take pleasure in saying to the People of Columbia Falls and Vicinity that our trade has increased so rapidly that we have enlarg- ed our Building, and in connection with our D,TTGO r l'oRM. will carry a complete line of GENERAL MER- CHANDISE, and for SPOT CASH can Com- pete with any Competitor. We Have in Stock the Following Lines: DRUGS, STATIONERY, PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, LAMPS, CROCKERY, SEEDS, PATENT MEDICINES, STAPLE GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, GENTS' FURNISHINGS, HARDWARE, TINWARE, BUILDING PAPER. WALL PAPER, SASH, D(X)RS, NAILS, FRUITS, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCOS, CIGARS, FISHING TACKLE. PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY. YOURS F011 BUSINESS, C. F. FULLERTON. Nucleus Avenue - - - Columbia Falls, Montana. Taylor, Oliver cg.z HOUSE -PAINTERS- SIGN PA_ PEI?, HA_NG 14: I Z S. Columbia Falls, • • • Montana. We Carry our own stock of iPaints, ()i Is, Varnishes and Wall Paper, and are Pre- pared to do all work - without, dela-. GREAT NORTHEN LUMBER COMPANY Columbia Falls, - 5 - Montana. ---MANUFACTURERS OF ALL GRADES OF--- Conon, Dininnsion, Finn Fillishir, Seasoned, - - - Kiln -grind and Sorfacnd labor. White Pine, Yellow Pine, Fir, Tamarack, Cedar, Birch, Spruce. FLOORING CEILING LATH • • • SHINGLES SIDING • TIES, BRIDGE TIMBER, R. R. TIMBER. By our location at the junction of all floatable streams of the Flathead Country, we are able to secure the best quality of all kinds of timber. Shipments made promptly by stoaim:r to all River and Lake points. D. J. HEYFRON, Ravalli, - Mont. Forward in TRANN T RfATION .A.o_mwrr 1 Rail charges advanced and goods delivered to the boat land- ing at foot of Lake. 011iCk Time and Safe Arrival Guaranteed. Address orders, D. j. HEYFRON, Ravalli, Mont. A. H. BURCH DEN TA L-_ 'SURGEON Ur STAIRS P. 0. BUILDING. Annibia Falk, - - Montana. Nucleus Avenue MEAT I A/ A K ET. A Full Supply of CHOICE MEATS Constantly on Hand. COLUMBIA FALLS, - MONTANA. F. C. COHMFLY. W. IL SMITH. WINDSOR HOUSE. Recently Opened. New Fur-- niture, New House. GORMELY & SMITH, Props. NO111181 1 11111101 1 11RtIORRIIMlirOVE111011t Tit h :c 1 c=ot i l s at t i: v s the traveling publie. O 0 MP ) ..A.I\TY\. Colurn.13ia Falls, : : M.ontana. STOCKHOLDERS: FIRST NATIONAL BASK, BUTTE, PARROTT COPPER CO., BUTTE, FRASER & CHALMERS, CHICAGO. OFFICMR.13: PPESIDENT, JAMES A. TALBOTT, BUTTE; VICE PRESIDENT, L. C. TRENT, SALT LAKE; TREASURER, ANDREW J. DAVIS, BUTTE: SECIICTART, FRANK L ANGFORD, COLUMBIA FALLS. OWNS AND OPERATES: LANDS, MILLSITES, WATER IN 0 ,1 - FRS. TOWNSITES, COAL, LUM- BER, MINING AND J WUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES Ill the Flathead and Bolen! Coulltries. NO TRUE ECONOMY CAN PRACTICED BY A HOUSEHOLD UNLESS A COPY OF THE \OUTER5' GUIDE\ IS CONSULTED. .6% This book has long been recognized' as the only \DICTIONARY OF VALUES\ published. Bend 15 cents in stamps to pay charges on one of the latest editions. MONTGOMERY WARD & CO., Ill to 116 MicklIall iTe.• and utters the in the city to NUCLEUS AVENUE COLUMBIA FALLS, - - MONT. NEW MERCHANT'S HOTEL. BROADWAY, - - HELENA, morn - . Opened Deeember 1. 1890. Rooms. :::---- Entirely rebuilt. New Furniture, Steam Heat, Electric Light and re- turn call bell system in every room. Passenger elevator running night and day. Elegant Bar and Billiard Room, Office Cigar Stand, Dining Room and Finest Barber Shop in the State, on ground floor. Large Sample Rooms for Commercial Men. THE COLUMBIAN will be found on file in the Reading Room. STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS. American Plan. : : $3.00 and upward per day. /laths Extra. MERCHANT'S HOTEL CO. PROPRIE'r ORS. CHAS. W. CHIMER, JOHN J. OOOOOO UGM, MANAGEP3 EVANS & BARNETT. The - Soule - Salooli. Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Open Day and Night. - : - - NUCLEUS AVENUE - - COLUNDLI. FALL* Wanted. LUMBER. DEAN & COWELL, Contractors, Columbia Falls. Choice lots cheap. G. J. LANGFORD. LOST—OHO barber's yellow comb. Finder will please return to this office.