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• NEWS OF 1 • 111; Alt LEK. mith Davis, of Missoula, is in town. , Fine toilet soaps, combs and brushes at C. F. Fullerton's. The city hall has been put .to use for a court room. It is large enough to hold the crowd. Mrs. James R. Harris, Alio has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Jno. W. Pace, left for her home inHelena on Sunday last. The Windsor hotel has one of the neatest and most elegant bars in the eity. It is a home product, tooewhich makes it all the more attractive. A valuable mare belonging to Ben La Forgo was poisoned a few days ago. The poison had been put out for gophers, and the animal evidently got some of it.. A number of ladies met in the city hall on Tuesday evening fer a vocal practice, and the music was splendid until masculine voices were intermin- ghxl. Then melody ceased. 4,Teeth extracted and filled by elec- tricity. Perfectly painleis, per fectly safe. By Dr. Robinson, the popular dentist, now at Demersville for one month. The Reverend John Weir is new tonducting a pack train along the railroad dump, carrying vegetables and other luxuries to the Italian no- blemen on the route. ••••• For fresh butter and eggs call on the Missoula Mercantile Co. Doctors Piedalue and Burch will join the lawyers and have their °likes in the Conlin -Miller building. The block is rapidly filling up, and is \professional headquarters.\ Drugs and patent ,medicines at C. F. Fullerton's. A new front is being put in the Seandia saloon, and other improve- ments are contemplated. Columbia Falls buildings are not only substan- tial' but are neat, and tasty in design. Sully wants to quote prices on all goods in his line. See him. The first child born in Columbia its arrived at the residence of Mr. Roberts on Friday last. The child vili no doubt be honored by the dis- tinction of being Columbia Falls' first born. WA. Thetge returned last night after a three weeks business trip to the east. He selected the machinery for several new plants that are going in here. He departed to day on another mission. Bedding ' dry goods, gents' fur- nishing goods, hardware and tinware at Sully's. Judge and Mrs. MeFerran were in the city Sunday. Mrs. McFerian is ac- tive in school matters, and thinks that Columbia Falls is entitled to a school, and that we will no doubt have one here before very long. harks Miller, of the Whitefish Wet, is recovering from the acci- dent by which his leg was broken. Being quite old the operation of setting the limb was a rather delicate one, but Dr. Piedaltte reports the pa- tient improving. The New York Cash Bazaar just opened in the Conliu-Miller block is offering some splendid prices to cash buy urs. E. M. Rogers lost a Butte -Montana \Commercial Co. check book on Sun- day last, between Bad Rock canyon and Columbia Falls. It contained checks for Angus Chisholm, C. D Chisholm and J. Donahue, on all of which payment has been stopped. Finder may leave book with M. M. Co. C. F. Sully has opened his store on Nucleus avenue and is ready to sup- ply every customer. A petition asking for the propor- tion of school money belonging to this district has received the signa- tures of nearly ',every citizen of the town and vicinity. It asks for the appointment of Dr. Joseph Piedalue, 0. T. Wernecke and William Brown as school trustees. They are well known citizens and will take an active interest in the matter. Shepard & Siems' mail carrier does net call at Columbia Fella for mail and consequently the laborers along the line who have had their mail ad- dressed to this office do not see it at all. Many kicks reach eTFIE COLUM- BIAN office about the awful mail ser- vice along the railroad extension. C. F. Sully arrived home on Tues- day afternoon, accompanied by Mrs. Sully, whom he met at Missoula. The journey from Bayern to Colum- bia Falls was made in fourteen hotirs, via the Egan route. Mr. and Mrs. Sully made, perhaps the best time le Columbia Falls that has been made over the route. Many tons of freight are being un- loaded at Egan, and come over the \Cut off\—as the new Egan route is now called. Nett \week stages will be put on 1)etween Egan and Colum- bia Fulls, and passengers can arrive in this city at 5 o'clock the same day they leave Revell This makes the time fourteen . hours between this city and the railroad, and greatly reduces JOHNNY BUTLER KILLED. _ Shot Through the Heart by \Black Tom\ Whiten. et Demersville. Demersville was the scene of a sen- sational killing last Monday night, by which Johnny Butler, a gambler well known in the Flathead country, lost his life. Toni Whiten, a barber known as \Black Tom,\ committed the crime with a Winchester rifle. Quite a number of stories were for a time afloat regarding the killing, and from them THE COLUMBIAN has selected a version that appears cor- rect in n11 t•F.tionfitt1S. Monday afternoon Butler and Whi- ten played pool from 2 o'clock until nearly 5. The game ended in a quar- rel and the men separated. After supper—about 7:30 Butler was in the club saloon standing at the bar with some friends when Whiten entered. The querrel of the afternoon was re- nawed, and Butler called Winton sev- eral very uncomplimentary names. Whiten left the house saying to But her, \I'll fix you.\ Whiten then went to his room about twenty-five yards to the rear of the Club saloon, and returned in a few minutes carrying a Winchester rifle. He did not go into the Club saloon but stood in front of the open door, gun in hand. Butler's attention was attracted to Win and ho started toward the door. When within about four feet of Win- ton, Butler started to pull a revolver from his pocket. Before he could get it out Whiten lowered the Win- che itor and discharged it.: The ball passed through Butler's heart, clear through his body and penetrated two walls of a heavy ice box. Death was instantaneous. Winton was immediately arrested and placed in jail. There was for a time sonic talk of lynching him, bat the advice of the cooler men prevailed and the law will be allowed to take it course. Whiten was a character well known in the Flathead and Ceeur d'Alene regions. He was turbulent and has had a number of rows. Butler was a faro dealer and had lived in Demersville but a few months. Court Cases. The following have been docketed sot for hearing in Judge Lewis' court: Kennedy vs. C. M. Shepard, July 31. State vs. J. II. 'Mosher, August 3. State vs. James Brown, not set. The machinery for the sash and door factory has arrived at Ravalli and will be on the ground in a few days. It is to be a part of the Great Northern Lumber Cos. big plant. Major Baldwin, of the Whitefish, was a caller at Turn COLUMBIAN office to -day. He has just returned from an extended eastern trip, and says that many people will come to the Flathead as soon is harvesting is Over. Citizens living on Whitefish creek to the number of fifty have signed a protest against permitting the cut- ting of timber as proposed by the - Butte & Montana Commercial com- pany in its application. The protest, sets forth, that the land is agricul- tural in character and that the area over which the permit is desired is filled with actual settlers. The bank at Columbia Falls to be started just as soon as the safe and stationery arrives, will be in charge of Henry Read, a well known mem- ber of the banking circle of Butte. The final arrangements for the start- ing of the institution have been per- fected, and its doors will be opened within two weeks if possible. The stockholders of the new bank are prominent in the financial world, and the list includes such names as Sam- uel T. Hauser, A. B. Hammond, F. G. Higgins, Lucien Warner, L. C. Trent and others. From the tone of a letter received in this city from Miss Hord, county superintendent of schools, it would appear that she regards the matter of a school hero quite unimportant. Some superintendents would investi- gate the matter, and Miss Hord should take the trouble to inform her- self upon the needs of the Upper Flathead country. There are forty children of school age within the town limits of Columbia Falls, and double that number in the territory that would naturally constitute a dis- trict. On Sunday it was rumored that J. J. Hill anti Peter Siems would pass through Columbia Falls over the line of the Great Northern extension either that day or the next. Monday it was discovered that perhaps the rumor was unfounded. At any rate Mr. Hill did not appear. Mr. Beck- ler and Mr. Shns were up the line on Sunday, but were not accompanied by the Great Northern magnate. just when Mr. Hill is to make his tour of inspection is not known, but it luts been stated that it will be within the next two or three weeks. People of the Flathead have been disappointed so often that they are nearly used to it. THEY WANT 31111e Railroad Builders After the News -- Progress of Work. To TIIE EDITOR—Will you be kind enough to listen about one-half a minute to my wail. There several of us here and in this vicinity who want to get the news from the out- side world once or twice a year. Now there never was, so far as 1 can learn, but one paper got through from Havre to MeCarthyville, and that was a last year's issue of Zion's Herald, and it was badly torn up the back and all the best sermons plucked out. The truth is, if I may be allowed the expression, that you might as well try to get a railroad man in heaven as a paper to run the gauntlet from Havre to Mill City through that grab bag. This camp is about nine miles west of MeCarthyville on the main road, and at the first crossing of Big river. The framing is all done for this struc- ture'. Jerry Langan hen just com- menced the raising, and he will waltz around the job in about four weeks, though it is 150 feet in height and contains 700010 feet. The mill of the Butte Lumber Co. has finished 'sawing timber for the next bridge below, and the framing crew will move there soon. All the bridging on this side of the summit is about finished to this point, and the Porter Bros. are bound to keep out of the way of the track if men and money can do it, and I guess it can from the way they are swinging themselves. The grading from here to the summit is nearly done, and when Palmer & Lowry lets the train over Two Medicine bridge, they will have to chase us clear into the Pa- cific. Say, how long was it anyhow, that the other storm lasted before Mr. Noah built his boat? It rained forty- two days last month and is coming dovat yet in good shape. I don't want to start any scare but I am get- ting a little leery of this shower. Respectfully Yours, BLATHERS KITE NEE. The First Trial. The first trial in Columbia town- s hip was held last Monday, and drew a large crowd, many persons attend- ing to give Judge Lewis the compli- ment of a good audience. Another drawing card was the fact that the case was unusually spicy. August Urbach, a half-witted fellow, was arrested on charge of disturbing the peace. The complaining witness was Mrs. Lendt, time divorced wife of Ur- bach. The case brought out all the soiled linen of the \divided house\ which added to the continuous spar- ring of the attorneys, gave the case more sensational features than it seemed to deserve. After the exami- nation of about a dozen witnesses and arguments, Judge Lewis adjudged Urbach guilty and gave him the least penalty provided, $5 and costs. Urbach was not loaded with money but by Tuesday noon he had rustled enough to pay the costs, which amounted to something over $10. During Monday four other cases were commenced, and for a time there will be plenty of business. Judge Conlin has his first. case to- day, a civil action. A new boat about twenty feet long, with a stern wheel and hand power was launched yesterday for the pur- pose of a trip to the South Fork. It was a howling success going down stream, but hand power would not make much headway against the current. George P. Martin has opened a first-class jewelry store at Demers- ville. Repairing promptly attended to. 0 Concert anti Ball. The enjoyable event of last week was the concert and dance given on Friday evening by Prof. N. P. Neil- sen. The concert programme com- prised pretty songs rendered by Mrs. Neilsen, and violin solos, with piano accompaniment, from the professor, who is an expert on the former in- strument. Every one present voted the opening portion of the evening's entertainment decidedly pleasant, but when the music of waltz, polka and gehoft•ische greeted their ears later the quiet enjoyment of the previous hour was completely forgotten in the exhilaration of the dance. Weary feet rested for a time between twelve and one while the merry makers refreshed themselves at the tables of the Col- umbia hotel, where a tempting lunch was spread in a most inviting style. The professor's music was too seduc- tive to admit of adjournment at that early hour, so back to the hall went the majority and danced until 3 o'clock. Wall paper, house lining and glass for store fronts at C. F. Fullertous. You can get a bank or time check cashed at Tim Coeumineer office. ' Call at Fullerton's and examine those boots and shoes. Best stock in the city. Post office building. Cedar Shingles. The Columbia Falls Shingle com- pany are prepared to furnish you with shingles at the lowest prices at your own door. Mill running night and day. Call on or address, J. E. Lemete Columbia Falls, • Deputy Meiji' . Buchanan and Cone I st•tible O'Brien made a trip along the railroad work to -day and served war- rants on several parties who are charged with selling liquor contrary to law. Particidars of the matter were not obtainable to -day. D. Goldberg, commission dealer in butter, eggs, cheese, Oregon cider, fruit, candy, nuts, notions, tobacco, cigars and a variety of smokers' arti- eks. Brick front, next door to THE Coll -minas office. 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 Ravalli. 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. JA5IES KENNEDY, Agent. Hardware, tinware and counter goods of all kinds on Sunday's boat for C. F. Fullerton. Just received by the Missoula Mer- cantile Co. one car load Maltz Mil- waukee beer. Look For the Now York Ch Bunr's A111101111C8111811t . 111 thiS SIE.PJNBxt Wock, LEGAL. Notice. Or APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO TARE Timm; (try TitIt PUBLIC LANDS OF THE UNITED STATES. In accordance with the provisions of S e ction 8, Rules and, Re g ulations prescribed by the Honorable Secretary of the Interior, May 5, ISId the ittulersigned corporation of Missoula coun- ty. State of Mont:ma, hereby g ives not ice that at the -expiration of twenty-ou i days after the first publication of this notice we will make written application to the Honorable Secretary of the Interior for authority to cut and mance all merchantable saw lo g s awl shingle timber standing or g rowin g 1M the followin g described tract of public Ito d. to -wit: A certain tract of usuurveyeil land be g innin g at a point on the west bank of the North Fork of Flathead River, two miles south of the mouth of Canyon creek. thenco west three miles ; thence in a northerly direction and par- allel with said west. bank of the North lurk of the Flathead ri vet. eight miles to it point on Big Creek three miles west from the mouth of said Bi g (reek ; thence east to the west bark of the North Fork of Flathead river three miles: thence in a southerly direction along the west bank of said North Fork of Flathead river six miles to the starting point. Said tract of land meta i n i ng about fifteen thousand (13,(00) acres. It is estimated that there is standin g and g rowing thereon, two million (2,000.000) feet of pine. three million (3,0(X)Asn feet of spruce, one million (1,100,000) feet of tamarack. and five hundred t Imusand 1r,i10,041P) feet of cedar. The character of the land in the above de- scribed tract is rocky, broken and unfit for a g - ticultural purposes, and so for as known is non - mineral in character. The purposes for which timber is to be cut and used is the manufactura of lumber nod shin g les, the sane. to be used for minin g , band- in g and other beneficial purposes within the St ate of Montana, and not for sale or export out of saiti state. GREAT NoRTIIERN LUMBER. COMPANY. NOTICE of Applleation tOr Permit to Take Timber Off the Public Lands of the United States. Pursuant to Section 8, Rules and Re g ulations pnanttl g at (id by the Honorable Secretary of the Interior, May 5, 1.511, Wt., the undersi g ned, hereby give notice that twenty days front the first publication of this notice, will make writ- ten application to the Honorable Secretary of the Interior for the ri g ht, privik g e and author- ity to cut and remove merchantable saw timber front the lands herein described : A certain tract of unsurveyed land beginning at a point on Bi g Creek about two miles tot stream 101111 its 1111111t I, W hero said creek emp- ties bite Whlte Fish, creek, about I hree miles $outh front White Fish Lake, runnin g about one-half mile in a southeasterly direction; thence about ei g ht miles in a northeasterly. di- rection to base of nanintain ; thence about one mile in a southeasterly direction alon g the base of mountain; thence about two miles up the mountain in a northeasterly direction; thence alon g the mouhtain about four miles in a nortlp westerly direction; thence ebout ten miles in a southwesterly direction ; I hence about t mid one-half miler; in a southeasterly direction to he place of beginning, comprising in all about 24,5-5O acres, awl containin g about 25,000,0110 feet of pine, 10,000,000 feet of cedar. 10,00tyste feet of 5 fir and tamarack, and ,0110,01.10 fret of spruce. Said lauds bein g non -mineral in character, tn t i na d l . ocated in Missoula county, State of Mon- t CoLematt AND CRDAR FALLS MANUFACTURING AND IMPtcovEm ENT Co. LYMAN LORING, President. Dissolution of Partnership. Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between (4.-I. Blod g ett and J. E. Lewis, of the law firm of Blodgett & Lewis is by mutual consent dissolved, as J. K. Lewis is to en g a g e in other e business. :111 le g al mat- ters heretofore entrusted to the firm will be taken char g e of by Mr. Illod g ott. 0..1. IlLonoErr, J. E. LEwis. Columbia Falls, Montona, July r). 191. Ni lee of Paine:Won. 1, Daniel I). Kelly, having taken up the Ex- chan g e coal claim, situated on the North Fork of the Flathead river, do hereby notify all per- sons to take their improvements therefrom im- mediately. or I will claim same within thirty day front this publication. DANIEL D. K rt.L v. Colembia Fall,, Mont, J u ly 2o t f t , l i en. Taken One horse, bright hay, four white feet, star inf orehead, about ei g ht years old and weighs about iO pommels. lirandeel on the left shoul- der kt, very dim. Owner can secure property by paying charges and addressin g . A. W. lle-eics, MeCarthysville, Mitt. Neat Job Printing at this Office. MOI\Trr-A.N.A. CASH BAZAR. We take pleasure in saying to the People of Columbia Falls and Vicinity that our trad has increased so rapidly that we have enlarg- ed our Building, and in connection with our IDIR..T..TO TQIPL - will carry a complete line of GENERAL MER- CHANDISE, and for SPOT CASH can Com- pote with any Competitor. We Have in Stock the Following Lines: DRUGS, STATIONERY, PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, LAM 'S, CROCKERY, SEEDS, PATENT MEDICINES, STAPLE GROCERIES, 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. Nueleus Avenue - - - Columbia Falls, Montana. Taylor, Gli - ver an Martin, HOUSE -PAINTERS- SIGN PAP TIA:INTGEES. Columbia Falls, Montana. ery 0 No - T - Fr_F - ECONOMY CAN PRACTICED EY A HOUSEHOLD UNLESS A COPY OF THE '1.3UTERS' IS CONSULTED. .. e e\ alblagrAMMA••• 4 5 1,0 -ea t4 / This book has /•• •' A O' e long been recognized %vyr es the only \DICTICHARY or VALUES\ publi:-3hed. Send 15 ents in stamps to pay charges on one of the latest editions. MONTGOMERY WARD & CO., 111 to 116 Minim' Ail., Pi -4 0 ea m Brings additions to the Stock of C. F, S LY. I propose to Make every Line complete, so that customers may have an assortment from which to select. My stock of Hats and Caps, Boots, Shoes, In the Hardware Line I have Succeded in meeting the demands of the people of this section. I can sup- ply all articles in the house furnishing goods line. and Gents Furnishingsf I have in stock and in that the buyers of this lo- cality cannot afford to overlook. , Guns, Revolvers, Fishing Tackle, in fact, a complete line of Sporting Goods. I don't claim to sell at St. Paul prices, but simply say that Every purchaser gets $1 worth of goods for $1. Every Resident of the Valley is invited to Look my stock over and learn Prices. 4 )10 4 1111g 1100.4a I t t l Gents' furnishings, hats, caps,boots and shoes at Fullerton's. Whit 3` , \11 41.014 . t ace , d111 rql* and will furnish it at Fullerton's. 1\T - u.ole . u_s (ST I T XT - _ • COLATIVCI3I.A.