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• ' • NEWS OF TIIE WEEK. J. 0. \Vdlls, of Kalispel postoffice, On the east side of the river, spent Saturday last in Columbia Falls. Manager Frank Langford, of the Northern International hnprovement Co., went to Missoula on Friday last on business. The Demersville Gale has the fin- est line of Boots and Shoes in the valley. J. E. Basset, a tonsorial artist of Spokane Falls, came up on the boat Sunday and is looking over the ground with a view to locating. Louis Kaufman, a merchant of Anaeonda, was a visitor in Columbia Falls Monday. Ho is making a tour of the Flathead valley. Fine toilet soaps, combs and brushes at C. F. Fullerton's. On Saturday evening a most enjoy- able dance was given at the Park hotel. Quite a number were present and the affair was much praised. A nice line of Ladies' and Misses trimmed hats just received at the Missoula Mercantile Co. Look out for the opening of the dry goods and furnishing goods stock of R. D. Beckon, which is to be opened early next week. Harry A. Pence, brother of Eugene Pence, one of Columbia Falls' pio- neers, arrived in the city yesterday and will make this city his perma- nent home. General Joseph E. Marion, chair- man of the board of county commis- sioners, spent several days in the Flathead valley looking at the coun- try. His visit is not only one of pleasure but affords an opportunity to see what the people of this rapidly developing region need. Buchanan & Lawrence, the black- smiths, opened business ill their new shop on Ninth street last Monday morning. They are fitting it up with all modern appliances, and are ready to meet all the demands of a grow- ing patronage. It is the intention of the owners to make it tho most com- plete and best equipped establish- ment of its kind in the For a black silk, silk mixed or light flannel shirt call on the Missoula Mercantile Co. Quite a number of citizens who have been to Helena and other parts of the state say that Columbia Falls is now much talked about, where a uumith ago the gossip was principally about the balloon town that exploded recently. The resources of this city and its substantial growth are at- tracting widespread attention. Drugs and patent medicines at C. F. Fullerton's. Dr. Joseph Piedalue arrived Satur- day with his family, and is estab- lished in his residence in the north- east part of the city. The household goods ran the gauntlet of the reser- vation crowd, and of course did not arrive when promised. Mrs. Pieda- Inn had a comparatively comfortable trip, and neither she nor the children felt any ill effects form the journey. George P. Martin has opened a first-class jewelry store at Demers - vino. Repairing promptly attended to. 6 D. F. Smith, of the rustling real estate firm of Smith & Oliver, spent a few days in Missoula, returning on Tuesday. He reports that Columbia Falls is regarded in the Garden City US the most substantial town in the Flathead, and that a feeling of gen- eral confidence in this city's future is shown. Missoula is active in push- ing the Northern Pacific extension to the Flathead and there seems little doubt that the line will be con- structed. The new merchant, Mr. Gale of Demersville, has just received a car of hard wheat flour from Grafton, North Dakota, and by so doing shows that he does his best to supply the wants of his many customers. The Columbia hotel was formally opened last Thursday evening by a most enjoyable ball. Twenty or thirty couples were in attendance,and the spacious dining room was com- fortably filled. Messrs. Coombs & Lewis put forth every effort, and the result was a most enjoyable time for all attendants. It was the first for- mal ball since the establishment of the town of Columbia Falls and was In every way a suceess. The supper was creditable and was a feature of the evening's enjoyment, bringing brought forth many compliments. The Missoula Mercantile Co. have just received a car load of Sehluttler wagons, also a fine line of top bug- gies, buck boards, road carts and spring wagons. Choke lots cheap G. J. LANGFORD. P. O'Regan and P. H. Landy have leased the Downer building on Nu- cleus avenue, and will engage in the wholesale liquor and cigar trade. They have given the Flathead valley a thorough investigation and con- cluded that Columbia Falls was by all odds the best business point. They will begin business as soon as the vtock can be brought in. Readers of THE COLITMBIAN will find a number of interesting new adver- tisements in this issue. Among the firms who recognize this paper as an advertising nu dium worthy of their patronage, are Conlin & Berne, brick - makers; Israel & Gensberger, whole- sale liquors, Demersville; Garden City Bottling Works, Demersville; St. Peter & Archie, brickmakers, Still- water; Missoula Mercantile Co., Thos. H. White, the pioneer barber of Mon- tana, and others. You can always save money by reading the announce- ments of advertisers in this paper. viorse Thieves Caught. Peterson and Johnson stole two horses and a wagon and after driving them eight miles up Bad Rock can- yon sold them for $122. The theft occurred on the night of the 9th, at a point four miles from Columbia Falls on the line of the railroad work. On the 12th they were caught ten miles from where the stolen property was sold. Constable Clayton and P. E Friske captured the men. They were taken to Ashley for trial. A New Stock. R. D. Beckon will early next week open one of the fi seat and best stocks of goods ever brought to the Flat- head valley. It will consist of dry goods, clothing, hats, caps, boots, shoes and gents furnishing goods. The stock has been selected with a view to meeting the demands of this section, and the goods are fresh and new. A. E. Purviance will have charge of the business here, and the store will be located in the Conlin - Miller building. The Odd Fellows. The work of organizing a lodge of Odd Fellows for Columbia Falls has progressed so satisfactorily that ap- plication for a charter has been made, and the order will start with a good membership. Among the charter members may be mentioned: Galen H. Wheeler, Chas. Ramsly, A. N. Smith, J. Imhalt, A. Anderson, Wm. J. Martin, Nelson Willoughby, F. Dean, F. R. Dank, J. P Bowen, J. Hutchinson, K. Reed . and Wm. Mc- Donald. A number of citizens have signi- fied a desire to join the order as soon as it is organized and a splendid membership of earnest men is already assured. It is also thought that the Odd Fellows hall will be erected, as better than any renting proposition. Sash, doors, nails and a general line of builders' material at C. F. Fullerton's. Hams and bacon 14 cents at Ful- lerton's. Flathead Express Company. Favorable rates and quick dispatch. Prompt attention given to shipments of freight and treasure. Daily service between Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Demersville and Ravulli. Connect- ing with Northern Pacific Express Co. for all points in the United States and Canada. Franked express envelopes, insur- ing quick transportation and no de- lay at Ashley, Demersville or Ravalli, for sale at my office. Five cents each or six for 25 cents. JAMES KENNEDY, Agent. A flue line of single and double har- ness always on hand at the Missoula Mercantile Co. A Success. There was general satisfaction among the citizens of Columbia Falls when samples from the first kiln of brick burned by Coulin & Berne were shown and found to be equal to any yet produced in the valley. Although the weather has been rainy and sadly against brick -making, the product is in every way satisfactory, and gives a new impetus to building. Quite a number of persons have postponed building until brick was obtainable, and now that a first class article is being made within the city limits they will commence construction at an early date. Conlin & Berne have made preparations to supply the large demand, and will keep the yard running at its full capacity. They have already booked several orders. For fresh butter and eggs call on the Missoula Mercantile Co. For wines, liquors and cigars call the Missoula Mercantile Co. OW hen in Demersvillo don't forget to see Gale's new stock of hanging and stand lamps. They are Dan dies. 3111. 6 WEISS SPEAKS. He Has a Scheme—News From the West End of the Valley. Mn. EDITOR—I won lots of cigars from the fellers who bet you wouldn't publish that letter of news that I wrote you from Kallasspell last week. You have showed that you want the news, even from a town that hopes to rival Columbia Falls. I wrote you about the hay crop on the townsite that I bought. After selling me the hay crop the toivnsite fellers bought off me and Ole Swen- son, and decided to use it for pasture, as it is so nice and quiet for ani- mals. Bill Quinten's saloon was robbed on Saturday last of over five dollars. It was the total receipts of four days. Bill felt pretty much discouraged by losing the best four days he had since he opened. Dr. Cummings has sent for four thousand gross of kidney pills. The water is so bad that there is not a real live and active kidney in town. Livers are in a scandalous condition, and I advise new comers to leave their livers at Demersville unless they want them spoiled. The Demersville barbers charge Kallasspell men 50 cents each for a shave. Their faces are so long that the barbers lose money even at that price. The latest manufactoring scheme is a baking powder factory. Enough Alkali is found in the water to make any quantity of baking powder. The people will give a bonus, for they want to get some scheme to use up alkali. Talking of schemes, puts me in mind that every feller here is living on schemes—except me. But I have one, too, my brother Jake is going to Stillwater to start a town, and my brother Hans is going to start a town in Smith's valley, that's where the great railway shops will be. Besides Mr. Hill has promised to move the head of navigation to my brotner's town in Smith's valley, and to put the tail of navigation at my brother Jake si town on Stillwater. That gives us the world by the crupper, and we can scheme so hard we can quit work. Mr. Konrad, who runs the Konrad House, and owns this end of Mon- tana, has gone to Fort Benton for a week. This town was so quiet that ho went to Benton to get a touch of city activity, and to deposit the money taken in for lots. Seven firms of housemovers have started here and all of them have plenty of business getting ready for the Fourth of July. The business blocks will be put on wagons and made a part of the procession. A stranger from Missouri arrived last week and there was great ex- citement. He asked the price of a lot and before he could run thirty-two real estate agents surrounded him. He broke through the line and reached Demersville with only a few rags clinging to him. Ho will have have the citizens of Kallasspell in- dicted for \conspiracy to sell him a lot.\ Yours, C. GWEISS. A Journey Overland. C. F. Wernecke arrived Sunday from Great Falls, having made a most remarkable journey over the route upon which the Great North- ern railway is now being constructed. He made the trip in sixteen days, and on eight days it rained. He brought with him a large transfer wagon, four largo white horses two buggies, one road wagon and three pet cows. Mrs. Werneeke, who would seem to be a lady of extraordinary courage, drove a buggy all the way, passing over the treacherous mountain roads with safety. So bad were the roads that a block and tackle were frequently called into play as a means of ascent in the steep places. Considering the inconveniences Mr. and Mrs. Wem- ease made a remarkably quick trip, aud although it rained ahnost con- stantly, they suffered no ill effects. At several points up in the mountains Mr. Weruecke was offered $100 each for his cows. A large number of people are headed this way, and Mr. W. says there are at least 300 outfits bound for Columbia Falls and vicinity. Work on the railroad is progressing and track is laid to within ten miles of Two Medicine. The work is being pushed as rapidly as possible, and it seems that every effort is being made to reach Columbia Falls by the scheduled time. Finest line of boots and shoes in the city at Fullerton's. If you are building get Gale, at Demersville to give you prices on the doors, windows and nails, and the glass for the front. Clearing the Right of Way. On Monday morning the work of clearing the right of way for the Great Northern railway was com- menced. The contract now being completed calls for the clearing of two and one-half miles, which brings tho work to the center of Columbia Falls. The depot and yard grounds will be settled in a few days. Extra Fine Brick. St. Peter & Archie have on exhibi- tion at this office two bricks, made at their yards on the Stillwater, that equal anything ever produced on the Flathead. Not. only are they as solid as brie': can be made, but they are of an exceptionally bright color, and are pronounced equal to the best for building purposes. The yard on the Stillwater is ten miles from Columbia Falls, and brick can be laid down:in Columbia Falls at a nominal cost. Builders are invited to get samples and prices before closing contracts. Any quantities desired can be furn- ished on short notice. Saloon Men, Attention! _ ISRAEL & GENZBERGER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer, , in the finest Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobaccos and SMOKER'S ARTICLE In the Flathead Valley. Family and Saloon Trade So- licited. WE I DEFY d COMPETITION. Give us a Call, One Block West. of Cliff House. DEMERSVILLE, - MONTANA. BRICK! Conlin & Berne wish to Announce that they are prepared to supply FIRST-CLASS Bums in any quantities Desired. THE COLUMBIA FALS BRICK Are Fqual to any in the market, and and are sold at satisfactory Prices. YARD—One Block south of Ninth Street. LEAVE ORDERS with E. J. Mathews, at Gt. Nor. Lumber Co.'s Office. THOS. H. WHITE, Pioneer Barber ---Of Montana.-- isscsrr.A. 1R.:Y P1.7131-AIO. COM:31131A FALLS, • • MON PAN A. Next to Windsor Hotel. St. Peter & Archie, BRICK YARDS. On Stillwater, 10 miles from Col- umbia Falls. Smooth and Rough Pressed: Brick. aMIP Call on Us at Our Yards and Get Prices. Samples on Show at This Office. LAWUENCE .A.117D••••.>•••••••••• 13UCEIA_NAN. Have moved to their New Shop on Second Avenue and Ninth Street. They are now prepared to do all Kinds of Arassliitiit, --AND— GENERAL BLACKSMITHINGE The Patronage of Mill Men, runners and Me- chanics Solicited. — Horsestioeina is Ors Fixity. SECOND AVENUE BLACKSMITH WAGON SHOP. SHOP. All Work Neatly and Promptly Done. HORSESHOEING AND PLOW - WORK A SPECIALTY. FURNITURE REPAIRING NEATLY DONE IN THE WseoN SHOP. M. S. Rickard. G. N. M. MCD:Nnrr _A.1\T„A_ 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 mort - u - a- Err 03ERM. 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, OlLS, GLASS, LAMPS, CROCKERY. SEEDS, PATENT MEDICINES, STAPLE Cs ROC ERI ES, DRY GOODS, GENTS' FURNISHINGS, HARDWARE, TINWARE. BUILDING PAPER. WALL PAPER, SASH, DOORS, NAILS, FRUITS, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCOS, CIGARS, FISHING TACKLE. PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY. YOURS FOR BUSINESS, C. F FULLERTON. Nucleus Avenue - - Columbia Falls, Montana. Taylor, Oliver & Martin., HOUSE N R 3- SIGN PA P14:11, ELANGEIZS. Columbia Falls, •••••••••••11111./MOND Montana. We Carry our own stock of Paints, Oils, Varnishes and Wall Paper, and are • Pre- pared to do nilwork without delay. Nordin Illtnitionlimpfovgmoilt C 7 \...C . ...i.: 7) .P.A.T. Col tim.1)itt I : : t IMMIN1110131•110111•••••11.1.• •CONLIM• Fl RST NATIONAL BASK, BUTTE, PARROTT COPPER CO., BUTTE, FRASER & CHALMERS, CHICAGO. ColrirICMR.8: PPESIDENT, JAMES A. TALBoTT, Burry.; VICE PRESIUENT, L. C. TRENT, SALT LAKE; TREASURER, ANDREW J. DAVIS, Bum:: SEcRETARV, FRANK LANGFORD, COLZ - M111A FALLS. OVS.7 - .aS OPMER,A.TEEI: LANDS, NilLLS1TES, NN ATER POWERS, TOWNSITES, COAL, LUM I3ER, :',11NING AND INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES Ill lie Flathead ad Kooteni Coulltries. GREAT NORTHEN LUMBER COMPANY Columbia. Falls, - - - Montana. —MANUFACTURERS OF ALL GRADES OF— Corson, Dime1131311, FiligFliiSli1ll easoned, - • - Kiln -Mild and Surfaced Lumber. White Pine, Yellow Pine, Fir, Tamarack, Cedar, Birch, Spruce. FLOORING, CEILING, LATH, SHINGLES, SIDING, TIES, BRIDGETIMBER, R. R. TIMBER. - . 1- 4,rBy our location at the junction of all lloatable , ,trearn;h9f the Flathead her. • , t s Country, we are able to secure the best quality of all kinds of tn Shipments made promptly by steamer to all River and Lake p( NO TRUE ECONOMY CAN PRACTICED BY A HOUSEHOLD UNLESS A COPY OF THE 'BUYERS' QUID' IS CONSULTED. This book has long been recognized as the only \DICTIONARY OF VALUES\ published. Send 15 cents in stamps to pay charges on one of the latest editions. MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.; ill to 116 !titian Are. Gale at Demersville, has the most cotnplete stock of boots and shoes in the valley. 5. k.1 , 1,1 At LW‘V. n14 !