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— At. -- The Columbian. TI/BLIMIIED BY JI\TO. w. F.A.C,IC. A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS or -rim FLATHEAD REmoN. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, BY MAIL: Three Dollars per year to any P.O.:Address. If Paid in Advance .1:1:41 per Year. ;six Me m los, in 111111tileli, $1.50. Three Sleuths, in aolvance, 74 Cents. Coi.i.tousx invites its patrons slid friends to staid items of all kinds regarding impre‘ (silents, an(1 occur- rences wide!, are ef interest, to the people of the flathead. Address all letters to Tits Costsaitisx, Columbia Falls, Aleut. ENTI:ItliD AT MONACO IMOITOFFICI: AS SECOND CLASS D .%lL M .V1 - 11;12. ALL ADVERTISING BILLS PAYABLE THE 151' OF EACH MOS1II. THU RSDA ,', JUNE 18, Columbia Falls is at, the head of navigation cm the Flathead river. A ny. ot her town claiming t hat destine - lion 15 doing it to deceive st rangers. . . _ That Bier) is nothing in a name has been definitely settled by the Helena Heraid, which declares that Ellen :flew!' Yaw, a singer under the management of Mr. 1.346 - tip - senqwly Pond, is not only charming in voice but in person and 111;0111PP as well. _.„ immediately after Sir William Gor- don Cumming was found guilty of cheating the Prince of Wales, he was married to an American girl. These Anwriean girls are creatures of dis- cernment, and are not to be caught by English duffers who can't hold their own in any sort of a game. The netrth of July is comin g nearer every day, and every city, town met villa g e in Mon- tana lies time Irerairat ioW: for a COO ra , ion- - except SI te. That's all right. Columbia Falls 'IS going to have a blow-out. Lot the Missoulian in search of amusement hie himself hitherward on that great and glorious day. Russell B. Harrison, son of the president, has been talking too much with his chin, if the papers of the country are to believed. However, America is to be congratulated that the son of the head of the govern- ment doesn't play bacearat. lie may play hide and seek with his father's politi c al aspirations, but ho is two hausilis ahead of the English prince at present. Some papers would be moan enough to items() the Graphic of an unusual exhibition of gall in taking THE OIL UMBTAN'S article on I he resources of Columbia Falls almost bodily and applying it to Kalasspell. Being mild-mannered and patient, we only call attention to the little broach of journalistic etiquette. The Grfrphie not only borrowed the article but also the resources. Missoula is active, and her citizens propose to get a strong pull on the trade of the Flathead country before it is corralled by any other town. Butte and Helena could come out of their lethargy and push the Avon route with inestimable benefit to themselves. The inactivity of Mon- tana's two great cittes has led people up this way to believe that they are both in the midst of the moulting season. The directors of the - World's Fair threaten to place F. J. V. Skiff in charge of the mineral exhibit at the great show. If ability to Hell wild- cat stock makes a man competent then Skiff is the chap, but if techni- cal and praetical knowledge is a requisite, then the directors are away off. Jerry Rusk in charge of the art department would be a more sensible tselection than Skiff in the mineral ex- hibit. And we know Skiff pretty well too. Shelby Eli Dillard, the single-foot humorist of the Red Lodge Picket, gives the permanent capital a poke in the ribs in the following fashion: Charles Au g ustus Broadwater, the demo- cratic philanthropist, has the artesian fever and is talkin g of sinkin g a well near Helena. This well will he used to irri g ate the surround- in g country after the capital is re- moved to Butte in 1592. We are of the opinion that this artesian scheme, alone, is enou g h to make some of (ho real estate men in that city shake in their boots. The idea of Col. Broad - water thinking that the day will come when Helena will be a ranch is indeed heartreuder• Ex -president Cleveland has pur- chased what is known as the \old Joe Jefferson place,\ on the line that di- vides New York and New Jersey. Can there be politics in this? Is the stuffed prophet going to keep a foot and an eye on each state? Or does he intend, like the elastic Colonel Brice to claim residence in two states? These matters must all be explained before the unpleasantness begins, or we shall support Martin Magineis for the presideney. • The !Hattie trial of Sir William Gor- don Cumming for cheating in a game of bacearat, at which the Prince of Wales was playing, has ended in the establishment of the awful charge, and Sir William will be snubbed by royalty in the future. To what a I ave use is the word royalty put when applied to such a crowd; and what a spectacle it is when the heir to the throne of England is ColtIp011od to testify in public to his own gambling habits, and acknowledss , t hat he never ravels is ithout his gambling utens'ls. We at the prince to add a shell game ti.) his out fit, or opt.‘a up it game of stallion polies. He might then fleece the jays who believe in royalty out of enough to pay his debts. The foul murder of W. J. Penrose, editor of the Butte Mining Journal,is one of the most deplorable crimes that has blackened Butte's history. Penrose was outspoken in ',is views; he said what he thought; he called a fool a fool and a knave a knave, but that is no reason for his killing. He (lo)sed the weakness and villainy of some of Butte's self-styled laboring men, and made enemies by so doing, but his murder should be avenged by the capture and punishment of the man, or men that shot him down. Whether Penrose was right or wrong in the war he waged through the col- umns of his paper is not the question. If he libelled there was a remedy, If he told the truth Ito was entitled to honor rather than death. Free speech should bring no such results, and as one of the newspapers of the state, believing in the freedom of the press and its right to criticise men and measures of public importance, THE COLUMBIAN will add $25 to the reward offered for the apprehension of the murderers. The newspaper men of Montana can reflect credit upon themselves by taking steps to un- ravel this atrocious murder. PROGRESS THE 'WATCHWORD. Columbia Falls is growing. It is not the mushroom growth that has blighted more than out) place, but it, is a healthy progress based upon solid resources. Business principles apply to every improvement and ev- ery enterprise that is started or con- templated. Business blocks are be , ing erected and have been leased on very satisfactory terms. The confi- dence is such that public improve- ments are moving as rapidly as cir- cunistances will permit. The erec- tion of an electric light plant is as- sured, as the machinery is on the ground. The completion of the pipe line to the city and the conveying of the waters of Crystal Lake will be accomplished during the present month. The. grading of streets has progressed until Nucleus is as pretty a business street as can be found in Montana. The steamer is now mak- ing regular trips to Columbia Falls and on July 1 will commence daily voyages. The railroad construction work is within two miles of the city, and within a fortnight graders will be within the city limits. Day by day the confidence in Columbia Falls in- creases; visitors recognize our re- sources and are qtfick to see that this city offers a field for safe and profit- able investments. Everything is pro- gress, and the march is steady, sub- stantial and sensible. Columbia Falls is truly the gem of the Flathead. The Prinee hi Bad Odor. The baccarat revelations have stir- red to their lowest depths the whole religious world, says a London dispatch. The news that the Prince of Wales is an habitual gam- bler, taking supplies of cards and counters wherever he goes, has blast- ed every chance of the Nationals granting him relief for his debts. The leading Baptist organ compares the Prince's tastes for the race course and gambling with the noble example of his father, who if living would share the intense grief of thousands of Englishmen. Wanted. A party to contract 1,000,000 to 3,000,000 feet of logs at Columbia Falls. Mile and a half haul. GREAT NORTHERN LUMBER Co. Henry Labouchere says that he is informed on the highest authority that her majesty has never given the Prince of Wales any money, nor does she contemplate advancing any to H. R. H. for any purpose whatever. WII EN LILACS BLOOM. When lilacs bloom, the winds grow The velvet. deepens on t he hill ; lsp tarns g iddy as he greets, With long drawn happy kiss, the : we,• The lavish, love -Bushed blossoms spill. The daisy them her whitest frill; 'Iii', ()risk his g ladsome. trill Sings loud, and ofi his joy repeats, When lilacs ',hem. Then lives with careless rapture fill; Then hearts with joy of livin g thrill; And fancy WMtVe, her golden cheeks Alt ! who would doubt the fair decei, No room foot. reason), thou g ht, or will, When lilacs Neon'. HERE'S WHERE YOU I.A.1 Tommy - -\Paw what is a hold -over senator?' Mr. Figg ,\The qualifications of a hold -over senator vary iii different states. 111 Kentucky , he is expected to hold over half a gallon without staggering.\ \Laws a massy,\ sighed old Miss Latent, \here's another case of dis- criminating against us women folk.\ \What is it?\ \This here paper gives special terms to mail subscribers. Ye can just bet that sheet never gets this fe- male subscription.\ Magistrate --\What's the charge in this case?\ Plaintiff's Lawyer - \Impersonat- ing an officer your honor.\ \What did the prisoner do?\ \Ho is in the habit of stealing a handful of peanuts every time he passes my client's stand, your honor.\ \Is Harrison the kind of a man to cherish resentment?\ was asked of a prominent republican who had re- cently returned from Washington city without having acquired an of- fice. \Oil no; Ito is of a very forgiving disposition.\ \Ile is forgiving, is he?\ \Yes he is for giving everything to his personal frionds.\---Texas Sift- ings. \Where were you wham the first shot was tired in this row?\ the mag- istrate asked the policeman who made the complaint. \Right on the spot; right in the crowd,\ answered the officer proudly. \And where were you when the sec- ond shot was fired?\ And with blushing reserve the offi- cer admitted: \Three blocks down the street un- der the stone bridge at the end of the culvert\--Raehcster \I'll have to charge you for that boy, madam,\ said the conductor of a west bound train the other day, as he punched the ticket of a sharp feat- ured woman of middle ago and held out his hand for the additional fare. \What for?\ she asked. \He's more than five years old. He looks as if he was nearer fifteen.\ \Ain't you Jack Sampleton, that used to live down in Streator about, eight years ago?\ asked the woman eyeing him keenly. \Yes. What of it.\ \Used to buy your butter and milk of widdor James?\ \I believe I did.\ \I'm the Widder James. Recol- lect the last jar of butter you got of me—the one you was going to pay for inside of ten days?\ \Why ---Mrs. James, didn't —did'ot \That jar of butter, Mr. Sampleton, hain't been paid fur yet, and this boy lacked about a mouth of being five- year -old when you got it. Does he go?\ \Ho goes madam,\ said the conduc- tor, as lie passed on with a sickly smile. \The boy is probably large for his age.\ ---Chicago Tribune. ' She Cools Him off. An Arab woman, when left a widow, mourns her husband devoutly, but, like other widows, if she has the opportunity she may be married again. The night before her second marriage she pays a visit to her hus- band's grave. There she kneels and prays him not to be offended. As, however, she feels he will be offended, the widow brings with her a donkey laden with two goat skins filled with water. The prayer ended she pro- ceeds to pour the water upon . the grave to keep the first husband cool under the circumstances about to take place, and, having well satu- rated him she then departs. Iowa Register. If you have a lot for saloor a house to rent, list it with G. J. Langford. tTo WIION IT MAY CONCERN—NetiCe is hereby g iven that the midersighed have this day by mutual consent dissolved the partnership here- tofore existin g between them under the firm name and style of Gormley & Haines. All money, rights and credits due said lion are payable to the arm of tiorrnely & Smith, (F. C. (iormely and W. H. Smith) and all debts con- tracted and owin g by said firm of OormelY & Haines are te,Juned and will be paid by the said firm of tiormely & Smith. Dated this 21st day of May, 141. at Columbia Falls, Witt. F. C. thmast.y. .5 it. HAINES. 1 , nr!!!!:Vv715614 , 11COMSCAMMMMOREVIMPSMUiV` ?MYR?* I*. 11MMIAMM.. 12142i1 y - 4v-zassxmaarcsetsamemoessymmatsviseetsrzw-ir, ' n 7 .7'nes!AT. IT; rr‘I» Thi , ; Day We Have Concluded to Run Our Business On a Thicn y cAsll ASIS. We feel that it will a benefit to our customers as well as to our- selves, for by handling our business in this manner we will be in a posi- to sell our goods A. I I I Greatly Reduced Prices And this, we believe, is what the people require. We hope this arrange- ment wHI meet with the ap- proval of our customers. Anyone in need of gcods will save money by calling on us, as our prices are beyond competition. Yours Respcy. MISSOULA liERCANTILE COMPANY. MCD1\1 7 1 1 -A.INT.A.. E ,czi; SOULA 5 Kennedy & Mitchell, Props. A New iloilse ad is Strictly First -Class. Just Opened—All Modern Improvements. re.c.t.es 30 to $4.50. Missoula, Montana. J. E. CLIFFORD. J. HOLLER. M. M. QURI/C. Ito ARM\ 4 ,- only the ii:est quality of WINES ; IAMB aliri CIGARS. GEO. F. STANNARD, Nostry Is The CLIFFORD & STAN: \ ND, - -- Your WItitle\ at Proper Advice For All to First Door North of Postoflice. I 6 I. .. I ( 'oLUSIITIA FA US, - MoNTANA. VI 1 1 1 110 Tifillil al saLi t4. A It U Ili (hal I ill(firprnt A.U1J Weititun B. P. BARTLESON, PROP. XH,t door to Ruth A; lodging house. Th_e City of tb 1Tor - 611 - vs.rest. Possessing in a superior degree all the natural advantages for a Metropolis, Investors will find it to their interest to consult CLIFFORD & STA N : I A: D who have for Sale at living prices Tile Iost Deglin Ulf Property In DEMERSVILLE, the Head of Navigation of the Flathead Region. We also have the best ranches in the valley for sale. Being thoroughly- fa- miliar with the unlimited resources of this prolific and growing section; parties seeking lucrative investments should interview Clifford & Stannard, Domersville. Plats of Deniersville and Government plats of the valley can WALSH & KURPHY, be seen at our office. The most complete information touching our incalcu- LTURS labhs possibilities will be cheerfully furnished upon application. THE DELTA SA CLIFFORD & STANNARD Nucleus Avenue. First -Class meals from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Columbia Falls, Mont. COLUNBIA BAKERY. :First ...ss.srornao. D. S. COBURN, Proprietor. [Formerly of the Missoula Bakery.] BB! of Fresh BrPnd Pies MU • , PASTRY MADE TO ORDER. DEMERSVILLE MONTANA. Irtat3k.et store. Demarsville, Montana. We have an Agensy is Now York City to purcha-s) our stock, in order to enable us to sell at low: -r tir',.es than others. Our agent has instructions to watch every Auction Sal , . 'all and see what we have in the line of Hardware, Tinware, Sporting Goods, Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes. A new line of Hats, all the latest styles from New York, 25 per cent off. Stationery and Notions of all kinds, Cigars, Tobaceo, Fruit and Coulee- tionery. What is the use of wasting a dollar when you can save it? ALLEN 4'suNSON, Manager C. F. W HALL Prop. ON, CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS. MiLWAUSEE BEER ON DRAUGHT. - — COLUM1311 FAT.T.S ' 'ti I'm r t'mt. RUTH & McDONALD, Have Opened Their New Saloon and Keep the Best of Liquors and Cigars. The 'Missoula Mercantile Co. have just received the largest consignment of wines, liquors and cigars ever bro't to the Flathead. Call and inspect their immense stock before purchas- ing elsewhere. They Have Furnished Rooms for Lodgings. The Best of Beds. Ave.-Wesr. - F.tx.t.s