The Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1891-1897, October 08, 1891, Image 1

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While wandering around the Pulit- zer building the other dtty I stumbled upon the famous old newspaper nota- bility, Mark M. Pomeroy, otherwise \Brick writes Charles Theodore Murray in the Pittsburg Dispatch. Somebody had recently told me he was dead, but they must be mistaken, for here I found him at an immense desk piled with papers, and a stack of exchanges at his feet, in one of the handsomest suites in the new building. The open doors revealed the near presence of the usual corps of stenographers, typewriters and clerks who invariably form a part of his working system. \Brick\ is apparently very much alive. He has lost noue of his old buoyancy of spirit or bland suavity of speech or manner. When I parted from him years ago in La Crosse he had pawned his watch to take a faith- ful employe to Denver. Out there he made a third fortune, and spent it in pushing a tremendous scheme to bore Fe-ery a hole through the Rocky mountains. There wae an effort. made to squeeze hint out, and the whole scheme be- came involved in litigation, out of which \Brick\ emerged on top. But Vontracts taken for Excavations, and he was again penniless, and came to for the Construction of All New York once more and began Classes of Buildings. patiently and industriously at the bottom. The recuperative powers of such a Montana. man are wonderful. He is now again DR. JOS. PIEDALUE, financially well off, awl has it lovely home in Brooklyn, and three beauti- ful children. A4 he has recently been abroad ill the interests of his thane! Office Conlin -Miller Block. enterprise, the conversation naturally Columbia, Fans, dont. , drifted into the channel of American I : enterprises and the London market. hearted, careful man, and on loaning to my friend did so only to help him, not to secure the collarals. My friend was unable to pay Mr. Dale, and quit-claimed the bonds to him. 4,1s \Later on he loaned another small sum to my friend, taking a .$2ro Tun- nel bond as security, and at last he quit -claimed this to Mr. Dale, who eonsidered the entire transaction as a loss. In August of this year Mr. Dale, with other English gentlemen, was in Denver, and to gratify curiosity, called at the general office of the At- lantic -Pacific Tunnel company, to ask if the bonds he had held fast. were of any value, and was almost knocked out on learning that they were good for all they called for, and that all these five years that have elapsed since he kindly made the loan he might have had interest promptly, and that it was ready for him. That man now believes in our tunnel. \As years roll on there is a great change. Foolish Americans go abroad to there spend their time and money in benefitting railway lines, etc., in the old countries. Secretary Foster says they have thus spent $50,000a100 this year. Had it been spent in this country, how much better for this country and all concerned. As foolish people go abroad to spend their money, careful investors in the old country are coming to this; going into the south or west; going on beyond and away from Wall street skinners. and investing in lands, mines and such properties as have length, breadth, depth and substan- tial values. Our people find fault with wise Englishmen and others for investing in this country, yet they say nothing against those who invest $50,000,000 in foreign travel and for- eign nonsense and furbelows. that they usually seek te smuggle into this country on their return. \Yes I am getting on well with the Colorado %York and never was in bet- ter health, WI' start in on the east. side of the Continental divide, 5*l! miles due vest from Denver. The tunnel at this point will be 2O,200 feet long, similar to the Mt. Cenis and St. Gothard tunnels through the SI DNEY M. LOGAlq 11is graphic picteree can only be re- gi ps, will be 4,000 feet below the • tj produced in his own rich coloring, !inani t i o n tops, and will lessen the but it is quite as instructive us it is railway dietance between Denver and amusing. Salt Lake City 230 'Mien It will put -There is plenty of eceumulated us into more than 200 rich veins of . wealth in Engle:eh' said lie U. S. COMMISSIONER. ,\alt hough itut so malty opportunitiee to invest LAND ()iawl; Ersosie- A resepED 'co.,. as in the United 'States. andaaturally a desire to invest it to a reasonable oree . e. senistte reoeuee. on .••• Co. evrtainty of prele. The prudent KALISPELL. MONTA NA . English investor desires seourity _ tee. semi. H. I.. • rather than speculatiou. He is a man , YOU WILL KNOW THE NEWS AND PROGRESS OF THE FLATHEAD RE' GION IF YOU READ THE L OLUMBIAN REGULAR - SUBSCRIBE LY SUBSCRIBE NOW. THE° CULL M. MAN. FIRST YEAR. COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1891. BUSINESS MEN WILL FIND THE COLUMBIAN R S , JOB PRINTING OFFICE LE OUIPPED FOR GOOD WORK. NEW STYLES OF TYPt. ..... • ................. • • • .. • • • • • • BANK COLUMBIA FALLS, Columbia Falls, Mont. DIRECTORS: A. J. Davis, : : Butte, Mt. James A. Talbott, : Butte, Mt. J. E. Gaylord, : : Butte, Mt. L. C. Trent, : : Salt Lake. S. T. Hauser, : Helena, Mt. Exchange Drawn on Principal Cities of the United States and Europe. A General Banking Business Trans- acted. Wei. READ, Ces.liier. EDWIN SINGLETON. Contractor, INI) Will Contract and Execute Class of Buildings. l'olumbia Falls, Brick Pomeroy's Great Ambition is to Bore Straight Through the Grand Old Rockies. The Railway Distance Between Denver and Salt Lake City to be Les- sened 230 Miles. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Attoruoy-at-Law. HIS BIG TUNNEL. who thinks much of and for his Luni- ly. He is not so quick to eee a v o l e or etrike into a value as ie the Ameri- can, but he is loyal to whatever he embarks in, awl it ie a shame that i I - i A \ such men should be bled and swindled /4 as they are by their own people in ' I London, and by untruthful men on a this side of the ocean, as this hurts t . legitimate business here and wrongs an (1 1 iNu - ance Agents. w,..11 iuti,„tion„d .„., them The too .. general fashion in London, is for the COLUMBIA FALLS, MONT. investor to lock himself up in his den and rely upon his solicitor, or lawyer. \Yes I had experiences in London, 9 amid they were both funny and educe - LA' AND REAL EsTATE . tional. I was first called there by men who wrote me they wished to invest in our Atlantic -Pacific tunnel, but wished to see me first. They gave references iii London, which I afterward found to be rotten gim- cracks, in cahoots with the plucker. They talked big, made offers and - - borrowed a shilling or a sovereign or so, till they came in town, 'as they t. se I) ‘'• 0 MINING PRACTICE A hung Danny Keever in the morning.' SPEC1.1LTY. To get at the real investor was, for a ONE DOOR CAST POSTOFFIDE. time, impossible without greasing the DemoreNrille, : Morrtan.s.. Odds and when I refused to do that, word was passed along the line and the street gang yelped their notes of warning. \I gave a friend in London ---a square man there in business—three Atlantic -Pacific Tunnel bonds of $100 each as compensation for some work he did for the Tunnel company. He RANCHES BOUGHT AND SOLD. introduced me to several very fine COLICIMA FALLS, MONT. men, but they decided to act only on what was recommended by their solicitors; or they thought the work was too far away; or did not have the paid -for indorsement of a certain blaekmailing financial paper in Lon- don. Among the gentlemen lie thus interested was one Henry F. Dale, whom I remember as a clean, pleasant - spoken business man, who had too nuteh on his hands to give time to me or to invest. Later on, after I left London to return home nearly broken- hearted, sore under my failure to con- vince people of the integrity of my intentions and the desirability of the securities I was offering, my friend was in need of a little ready cash, and borrowed from Mr. Dale on the three bonds as collateral a few dollars. Mr. Dale was it pica. nut, good - SMITH & OLIVER, REV _A a I. 1\\..liller Nt - cuus : Montana. R. L. CLINTON, Attorney at Law. 0. J. Blodgett, ATTO LIN Mr. Fire and Life Insurnce Written. A. Y. LI N DS EY, LAW AND REAL ESTATE. OFFICE IN P. O. !WILDING. )i:1 NI Andante LnilEford & Law, Real Estate and Fire Insurance. gold and silver ore. We eepect in- side of three years to tale? out $5,1sel a day. There are more than 1,000 shareholders in the scherue, and if I drop out of this thing men call life before the tunnel is completed they will carry oti the great work and reap the reward. It is progress:Lig steadi- ly every day. Newspaper and politi- cal fame are ephemeral. It is in this great American enterprise I hope to be remembered when all else is for- gotten.\ On His Mietress' Grave. On the 30th ult. Gem Boulanger committed suicide at the grave of Mine. de Bounemaine, who died at Brussels recently. Examination of the body showed the dead man had placed the weapon to his right ear and fired the shot. The affair caused great excitement and some commo- tion among the general's followers. The general's position, financial and political, has been getting blacker and blacker recently. Ho had lio hopes for the future, sad his remain- ing friends were few and becoming colder as the once famous general dropped more and more out of pub- lic notice. There is no doubt the general was conscious of these facts, and they preyed upon his mind. Coupled to this was a morbid love or infatuation which he had for his mis- tress, to whom he was undoubtedly greatly attached, Members of the so-called Bou- langiet party say they are convinced Boulanger's retirement from France was due to the influence Mine. de Bonnemaine had over him, and whom they do not scruple to call very hard names for what they term her cow- ardice and \love of ease,\ but in spite of these facts, it seems to be certain that Mme. de Bounemaine had received supposedly trustworthy information that the life of General Boulanger was in actual danger when she persuaded him to fly front France. It is also admitted that, though placed in an awkward and difficult poaition, Mine. de Bonnemaine was both liked and respected by almost all her intimate friends. Her devo- tion to the cause of Boulanger was absolute and unremitting, and he seems to have fully recognized this, for when following her coffin to the grave, Boulanger repeated southerly to three friends who accompanied him, \she was all I had left and now she also is taken front me.\ Shortly after Mine. do Bonnemaine's death Gen. Boulanger's wife wrote, offering ifadricir mere a , nd share lo s exile, but t e otter win unanewered. PAPA CLEVELAND. It is a Cid and Thenefore Can Never Become Presidew of the riffled States. Other Items of News Quite Over- shadowed by this Important lucre:tee in the Family. A New York dispatch of the 3d tells this interesting story: A daugh- ter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Cleve- land this morning. The mother and child are doing well. The important news did not become known down town until nearly noon, then it spread with the utmost rapidity both in the city and to other parts of the coun- try. During the afternoon many flowers were sent to Mrs. Cleveland, and both the father awl mother re- ceived hearty cougratulatIOTIS. Then the messenger boys began to move up the avenue with telegraphic messages from all parts of the country. The ex -president bears his new honors imxlestly. He said: \I don't want to brag any, but this baby now is as stout and as good as most babies are when they are three or four days old.\ The most definite description of the child is to the effect that the baby has light hazel eyes, and there are in- dications that she will be a brunette. There is no doubt, whatever, she will have a dimple, if all statements of those who have seen her are to be believed, because they all agree on that point. They also agree that she will be a beauty-- not as great a beauty as her mother, possibly—but still a beauty. The baby's outfit of wearing apparel is said to be a dream of the dressmaker's and milliner's skill. The baby will not appear in them for some time, but when she does make her debut in public she will, PO doubt, take the shine eft all the \babies on the block.\ The Ulster County Savings Insti- tution, of Kingston, N. Y., has closed its doors and is in charge of Bank Superintendent Preston. Examiners at work have found that $163,000 have been stolen by Treasurer Os- trandcr and Matthew T. Trumpbour, assistant treasurer. John L. Sidlivan's theatrieal tour of Australia has been a failure. The actors are all strandel and awaiting remit t eaves to return to America. A collision occurred near Kent, 0., on the New York, Pennsylvania in Ohio, betweeu freight and passenger trains. Three persons weie kii d and twenty injured, several fatally. M. V. Gannon, of Omaha, succeeds John Fitzgerald as president of the Irish National League of America. Renewed confirmation of the story to the effect that Jay Gould is broken down physically, and that his health is in an extremely critical condition is received from New York. The settlers in Kalispell valley in northern Idaho are alarmed over the menacing attitude of the Indians in that section. Dun & Co.'s report for the nine months just closed states that failures in the United States number 5,728, with liabilities of $136,000,000, a large increase over the same time of the previous year. Sir John Thompson, minister of justice, and 0. F. Foster, minister of customs, will represent the Dominion at the reciprocity conference at Wash- ington on the 12th inst. General Master Workman Powder- ly says the Knights of Labor all over America and the Farmers' alliance will hold a congress in 'Washington, February 1 and 3, when a presiden- tial candidate will be chosen. The National Civil Service Reform league re-elected George William Curtis president. The Leland Stanford, Jr., universi- ty at Palo Alto, Cal., was opened with impressive ceremonies on the 1st. The university, which was erected by Leland Stanford in memory of his deceased son, has an endowment estimated at .$20,000,000. A boiler explosion on board the steam tug C. W. Parker, at Chicago, killed seven persons and seriously wounded many others. Mrs. Frank Leslie was married on the 4th to William C. Kingsbury Wilde, M. A., of Loudon. So the Marquis gets left after all. Retnoved. Ramsdell Bros. have moved their stock to the Fullerton and Kennedy buildings, where they have two large and well appointed storerooms. The firm will be better able to handle the large and rapidly iuceasing trade, and the stock is being made as complete as soy in the valley. Subseribe for Tar COLUMBIAN, ABOUT THE STATE. --- Sheriff McKenzie, of Napa City, Cal., arrived at Glendive with a requi- sition for the two prisoners named George and John Dawson. They arc to be taken to California under suspicion of being two of the three inen who nmrdered Mrs. Greenwood, February 9, and left Mr. Greenwood for dead after having shot him three times. When the murder was com- mitted Mrs. Greenwood, who was drugged, was shot three times. The postmortem examination revealed the fact that enough arsenic had been used as a drug to kill half a dozen MPH, and consequently death resulted before the shots were fired. A coroner's inquest was held at Butte on the body of Luke Harding, found in his cabin which had been almost destroyed by fire. Examina- tion by the county physician re- vealed a fracture of the skull and a piece of broken iron driven into the brain. A car pin was found in the ruins and in the opinioti of the doctor Harding was murdered by a blow from the pin and the cabin then rob- bed and set on fire so as to conceal the murder. A terrible accident befell Edward McMahon at the Champion mill, at Deer Lodge. He was engageO in cooling the hot pulp in the cooling vat. He crossed over the vat on a , plank to fix a nozzle on the hose tol cool the pulp on the other side of the ; floor. The plank turned and he fell into the hot pulp, horribly burning his legs and body. Rena Norman, a colored prostitute, aged 24, studded at Helena with mor- phine. She was the mistress of Bob Austin, a colored gambler, and sun cided beeanse he was attentive to an- other woman. Boulder is to have a 250 -ton smelter, according to latest reports. The plant is to cost $250,000. Twenty inches of snow at Bozeman and fifteen at Red Lodge. Fire broke out in the shaft house of the Butte Copper company's mine on the 3d. In a short time the fire was beyond control and 600 pounds of giant powder stored in the shaft house exploded. The explosion loosened the bucket, which fell upon Jack Richards and Michael &pt. Zept died at the hospital front his iii - juries. He was 36 years of ago and I unmarried. Richards is believed to be fatally injured, The body of Jack Adams was found in the ruins. Life was not extinct, but it is thought he cannot survive. Dave Grant, day shift boss at the Gem mine, near Wallace. Idaho, was stabbed twice with u miners' candle- stick in the hands of C. H. Stowe. Death resulted in a very few moments. Stowe is a man about 25 :cars of age. He belongs in Butte. W. S. Ely, a brakeman on the Northern Pacific, was run over near Arlee and received injuries which necessitated the amputation of both legs below the knees. Judge Moses J. Liddell died at Bozeman. He was appointed judge of the Sixth judicial district of Mon- tana in 1868 by President Cleveland. Judge Liddell was a native of Vir- ginia, a son of the notso i1eneral Liddell. At the time of his death he was 47 years of age. Anaconda rejoices over Marcus Daly's announcement that the Ana- conda mines and stuelters will resume operations within ten days. It is understood that in the compromise effected between the Anaconda cotu- pauy and the Montana Union railroad the former was victorious in nearly all the principal points in dispute. Welsh, in jail at Benton, will be extradited to Canada to answer the charge of Lwow stealing, the papers for extradition having been forwarded by the state department at Washing- ton to the Canadian authorities. The Canadian officials have spent over $1,000 in their efforts to capture Welsh. The Birthday Rings. A fad of the hour with gift bestow- ers is the birthday ring, to %%Medi the long -cherished \friendship\ has given place. The demand for the birthday ring is almost as great as that for the souvenir spoon, amid the tendency to notice the significance attached to the various stones is even extended to eu- gagemeut and wedding presents. The pretty superstition about every gem being sacred to some particular month prevails in the selections. Cedar Shingles. The Coltunbia 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. LEWIS, Manager, FAMINE HORRORS. Thousands Slowly Dying in the In- terior of Russia from the Pangs of Hunger. The Got ernment Said to, be Responsi- ble for the Awful Shortage of the Food Supply. Dispatches from St. Petersburg describe the situation in Russia aris- ing front the failure of the crop, and detail harrowing incidents of the famine now pros -ailing. Not for cen- turies has such widespread distress been recorded. It is notteing less than a national calamity. The trouble is chiefly duo to the govermuent, which at the beginning of the year was well aware that a famine was im- minent. The authorities delayed taking any action to relieve the dis- tress until it was too late. What benefit would have been derived front the prohibition of the exportation of rye was nullified by the action of the g•wernment in extending the time for the decree to go into effect. In addition to the scarcity of food, which has caused untold suffering, the distress has been itttensified by the unusually disastrous fires that have occurred throughout the famine - stricken district. In many of the districts entire villages have been de- stroyed. The inhabitants of the burning villages, weak Orom lack of food, and with no prospect of im- proving their condition, make no at- tempt to check the progress of the flames, but stood and watched their dwellings burn. Some of them, more devout than others, fell on their knees and prayed the Almighty to extinguish the fire. Added to these cruel strokes of torture came the cat- tle plague, which caused incredible havoc. Thousands of cattle took the disease and perished, and thus many families lost their only means of sub- sistence. What little food it is possible for the peasants to obtain is of the vilest description, but so sharp are the pangs of hunger that they gladly take food which at other times they could not eat. Bread made of finely chopped straw mat bran mixed with a very email quantity of rye is con- sidered a godsend. In many districts the starving peasantry are not able to procure even these miserable sub- stitutes for nourishing food, and are reduced to the most dire straits to procure anything that will prolong life. In these districts the starving populace are keeping themselves alive by what they call \hunger bread.\ It is hardly to be believed that human beings could be in such dire necessity and live upon such a compound as this so-eallod 'hunger bread,\ yet it is stated as a fact that the ingredient,: entering in to the compoeition of this bread are the powdered bark of treee and ground peas and gooeefoet, a plant more commotily known as \pig -weed.\ This mess is greedily eatea by the famish- ing people. Heavy rains have fallen and the ground is so soaked with water that the potatoes are rotting.i The price ( - )f potatoes has already ; doubled, and is :AM rising. The peasant boards have sent i)4; N 'MBER 25. ( RDA S DENaATIONS. The royal standard of Persia is a blacksmith's apron. A South Jackson, Mich., eat eats ice-cream with a relish. In Sweden you can get a competent servant girl for £3 a year. A $500,000 sale of whisky recently took place at Lexington, Ky.- --the largest on record. The damage to the cereal crops id Canada by insects has been estimated at $38,000,000. In Bali, au islaad iii the Indian Archipelago, east of Java, the burn- ing of widows still goes on. Among Ontonagon's, Miele, 2,000 inhabitants there is not a family named Smith, Brown or Jones. There is a cat in Belfast, Me., which, during the green corn season, eats eaeli day half a dozen cooked ears. In Corea sheets of paper pass for money; one sheet Itring,e one quart of rice, or 20 sheets a piece of hemp cloth. There are still fourteen different places on this globe where cannibal- hist is praetieed, but the custom gradually dying out. The Cauadian celltills shows that the percentage of increase in the population of Canada during the last, ten years has been less than 12. MN'S FflriighIIIt Dop't. Boots and Shoes. Hats and Caps, Pants and Shirts, Gloves and Ties, Overalls and Jumpers, Socks 6z, Suspenders Fine Underwear, Hardware Deliartment. Stoves and Tinware, Nails, Bolts, Screws, Locks, Hinges, Hasps. Rifles and Shotguns, Big Line of Crosscut Saws. Carpenters' Tools, Wire Screens, Spring Hinges Also a frill Lino of SprinK Beds Mattresses, Blallkots, Sheets and Pillows, Pillow Cases, Touts, House Lillim Wall Per, Etc. WE DON'T HAPPEN TO HAVE EV- ERYTHING You WANT, WILL ORDER F FRO51 HEADQUAUTERN 1.;12. 'LAVE IT HERE IN A FEW Tit vs LOOK OUT Fon TIIE NEW FURNITURE STOCX tions to the ministry praying that tie • 2 . e taxes and arrears of taxes be wipeo out. The petitioners declare that the government will be obliged to main- tain the impoverished people for four- teen months, and that it will be utter- ly impossible for them to pay the taxes. A circular has been eseted by the minister of the interior which enumerates thirteen governments in which the people are completely famine stricken, and eight in which a partial famine exist. The Same Old Scare. New York sanitary authorities are convinced that there is another visita- tion of the dreaded influenza in that city, and it is expected that the mala- dy will be as severe as it was Chaim; the last epidemic of 1889-90.The in- dications which have alarmed the sanitary authorities are found in the large increase of deaths from diseases of the respiratory organs which has developed within the past week. The deaths are greatly in excess of the record for years past. A number of physicians have reported to the sani- tary officials that they have under treatment a number of cases which in their symptoms closely resemble those of the dreaded scourge, and have expressed the fear that the epi- demic has made lie appearance again. An expert iu the matter said that he had no doubt of the preaence of the grip, and that he feared that it would prevail throughout the winter. IN MB The First Con- signment will be here Early Next week, and Ship- ments \vitt con- tinue till Stock is complete. PRICES RIGHT I311 ,1 Downer Building, Nlieletts Ave. Col Umbia Falls, Montana. NOW READY. Yenne's Grist Mill has just been overhauled and put in excellent con- dition for making a first-class article of White or Graham Flour. I will do a general custom business for farmers. The mill be tinder the su- pervision of a first class miller. Sat- isfaction Outthink:ed. ik:SOIR, YE N NE Prop NUCLEUS AVENUE, r voiq Mootaiot. Neat Printiaoi tnsiat Oakes., .

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