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i ' U h i D i i i i M i u R A i i u i i list The Convention at Helena Clou Labors null Adopts n Se ries oftwsolntlon. A PLAN - FOR THE Altii) REGION'. The Delegates Declared for Sil After n Jangle onJl«tlo-A Voluminous Report. Tho Montana Immigration conven tion opened at Helena last week witli 140 delegates in attendance. There woro nddrossos by a number of m.iu, on topics taking in all tho mutters of interest, and embodyiug the sug% gestious of various localities. The following resolutions give the con census of opinion, aud show tho result of the mooting, as they declare tho linos upou which tho immigration movement will bo carrier! on. Tho following was uuuuimously adopted: That, in tho judgment of its mem bers, no moro inviting field for settle- sting methods, and tho cost of coir ducting water upon the land is n* greater than the fertilizers woquirei upon hinds in the humid states, a hie,, are not required upon lauds irrigated the process itself operating us a for tilizer. Another advantage is tha tho agricultural lauds of Montan; uro all cleared, thereby lifting a great burden of expense from th|> shoulder, of the settlor. Conveniently udjaceui to all settlements are largo tracts ol gruziug laud, the ownership of which is in tho government or railroad com pany, nud which can bo utilized with out expense to the settlor. Thor* have been produced from tfhv. m net- wit bio tho stute of Montana,Nine, their discovery in 1802, minerals'^* the nmount of $000,000,000, and the state is rapidly entoring upon a ca reer of widening prosperity, promis ing to briug bettor times to all its homes. Its prospoctivo is pictur esque, its mildness of climate is the surprise of all settlors, aud it is so healthful that it may bo filly called a vast sanitarium. From tho very inception of the set tlements hero the people of Montana' have been industrious, enterprising and Roller mimlnd. The-present geu- >m!iou bus driven tho Indians frou ment exists’ than within tho limits of their immemorial homes, developed the state of Montano. All its indus tries arofpt in their infancy. It has A _Jiont ^^faU o i exhausted mines or lauds. There is a remunerative market- for alt of its productions, and tho amplest op- port unities for all persons who shall cast their lot in this stato to divide the^ magnificent rewards of nature with those who are hero. Industries increasing-with further dovelop- lont nud activity, uud tho orystulli- ition of tho various communities in. to a sober-minded aud settled state is progressing with a rapidity hereto fore unknown. Its mineral produc tions are increasing their output with grout rapidity, and uro becoming more und moro legitimate enterprises rather than speculative ventures. Our production of gold and silver, copper, lead and coal is phenomenally large whou comparod with tho number of pooplo engaged in those industries or with production elsewhere, iron mines have never been developed, but enough is kuowu -of their fence to prove that thut mete practically exhaustlessand of superior quality. The coal area of the stato is sufficient to furnish fuel for domes tic aud manufacturing purposes for many centuries. Day by day mines nro being fouud, und sources of wealth dovelopod. fruit-growing industry, although re- conlly established, gives pro great rowurds over a largo urea of tho westoru part of the state. Iu the valleys, wherever irrigation practiced, tho earth teems with fruit ful crops so prolific us to astonish farmers used to the scanty produc tion o f the eastern portion of tho continent. Xowhoro elso in the United States-can cattle be raised as cheaply ns iu Montana; they don’t need to befed iu winter except from tho nutritious grasses 6f Montana upon the hills aud valleys of the state, und the industry which has always been one of great roinuuem- tiveness is continually growing. Tho Docks of tho plains yield u re turn for tho capital and lubor in vested, and under the depressing prices for wool which huvo recently prevailed, yet yield a reward. Vast areas of unoccupied domain btill vile tho settler, and favorable loca-' tkms for tho entry of lunds belong ing to tho railroad company yot re main to bo purchased or occupied by the enterprising farmer who-desi to fouud him a homo. The produc tions of Montana Tire of a kind that will not be further reducod in price. Indeed, it may confidently bo ex pected that the agricultural pro ducts and silver, horses, sheep and wool, will increase in value, aud thoroby return largor compensation to thoso engaged in their production. The western third of the stato ‘ of various minerals, not 09 yot wholly prospected, and destined to furnish largo populutiou of freemen with tho rewards o f toil for many generations to como. Tuterspersed in this miner al region aro agricultural valleys adequate to supply the iii>eds of the population, so that tho varied pro ductions of tho stato render it to a considerable extent independent of other countries; whilo an unexampled water power distributed convenient for manufacturing everywhere rec ommends to the manufacturer the location of his mills and works. • The state is traversed by -four systems of railrouds, tho Northorn Pacific,, the Grout Northern, the Burliugtou and tho Utah ^Northern, of the Union Pacific, which, with their branches, afford, with a single exception, soon | to be supplied, convenient access to I to all portions of the state. Its com- mon highways, although built with- . out largo expenditures, are of an ex cellent quality, and nil that could be desired. Public and private indebt edness is inconsequential, taxes equitably distributed, the towns sub stantially built, its farms small, aud in very many respects Montana is au ideal settlement. About one-fifth of the geographical area of tho state is capable of reclarn- ull tho industries, built all tho cit. enclosed aud cultivated all tho farms, and conducted affairs in such u man ner us to muko it n model common- moiiwoultk. In no other stute is th. population better supplied witt schools, churches aDd libraries that the stute of Moutauu. Resolved, That this coavoptio* does therefore declare its couvidioi that no morn inviting field for imrni ion exists than the stute of Mon i, and assure the intoudiug immi grant that ho will bo cordially re- tnd respectfully treated if he shall cust his lot with this people. cupy a geographical area of pheiioRnuial resources, and oujoy a healthful climate, and who invite lentioued citizens desiring to iuiprovo the condition to como with families and property aud hel| build up the most magnificent stat. the northwest, upon tho ‘.40,00( bare miles known geographically tho cammouwealth of Montana, t( be henceforth a credit to its citizem and the prido o f the republic. Resolved, That we commond to the congress of the United States consideration of the question who:hi upou theso public binds unfitted f< for agriculture, but fitlod for grazing purposes, it is not wiso to pass law whereby the owner of small herds of cuttle may procure upoi inch grazing lands what will be t« him the equivalent of u homestead without further oxpoiiso than is re quired iu eutries under tho home- stead law. Resolved further. That it is th* souse o f this convention that tho al lotment of lands to tho Indians to be held by them individually—inaliena bly for a limited period of time—um: tho opening of the remainder o f thcii reservation to tho occupancy o f ci\il best for tho Indian* themselves aud for tho states ii which tho reservations arc situated, and thut to the extent such action ha* fallen uudor our notice it is just am useful to uil concerned. Resolved, That to the grant to tin stute of 1,000,000 acres of arid land by congress, conditioned ou its recla mation by irrigralion, is so bumpered -by conditions und restrictions as to render it of littlo value, and tha those restrictions nud condition, ought to bo much relaxed or entirely removed. Resolved, That the permanen’ prosperity o f tho agricultural, mauu facturing aud niiniug industries ol Moutauu demands n greater stabiliM of values thuu the single gold stand ard can over furnish. Iu order thai oven justice may bo done between debtor uud creditor, botweou the man whoso wealth is money and the man who in good faith has invested his wealth iu property mousured by wealth, we demand tbo restoration of tho bimetallic standard and the free and unlimited coinage of gold and silver at u fixed ratio of 16 to 1. o U b Li Thi- SA F E T Y AT SMALL COST.; That describes the Great Northern j ■ xpress M onet O rder . You do not uvo any rod tape to go through, but ou puy your money und got un or- or good for its face anywhere in the; I. S. or Canada. European, orders t lowest rutes. Two monoy order Ifices in Columbia Falls. One at lie depot uud tho one down town at ’lie Columbian office. Abarvdorved Sweet Peas Mixed Verities “ -fiaJg fjS VICK’S --- Tho o n ly Brid® of nntlPi V TRUK TO NAMI SWEET PEA p-=k“ 2S°- awc.ui rnw| Ha|f pockot 15 c. T h o W o n d e rful , CRIMSON 4 RAMBLER * ROSE Only 15 cents. These Floral Novelties arc described ii .• The Pioneer Seed C alalopie,\ Vick’s FLORAL Gases. R. W . MAIN & of the alow. Ill the floral woilil It is Ibe only safe GUIDE R o c h e s ter, N. Y. 'MIES VICKS SONS * fills? co Sill Hi ra iillffi A coiniMtratively large number of _ iscs which are so successfully treat ed by Cum]X>itnd Oxygen are what re known os abandoned ordesporate isos, many of them of a class which o physician o f any school would un- ertuko to cure. Thoy uro, iu part, uch as have run tho gauntlet of exper- ..nents within tho regular schools of medicine, und of quackery without, until between disease and drugs, the patient is reduced to tho saddest and most deplorable condition, aud oho from which relief seems impossible. No treatment can be subjected to; severer trial than is offered in thes cases. The marvel is that Doctors Sturkey A: l’alen cun effect a cure iu so ihuiiv instances. If yon need tho help of such u treatment, write f< information in regard to its uatui. uud uctiou, and it will bo promptly book of^OO nt by express Office treatment is administered hero. Consultation, either personally or by lottor free. A competent corps of physicians in attendance.' Drs. STARKEY & PALEN. 1529 Arch St., P hiladelphia, Pa. DFMOREST’S AN UNPARALLELED OFFER Cut Paper Patton,. lintUV •!'em*ponThat rnotloa the luhwribor „r i.urclinror to n pattern (worth amt regularly four rent, each to cover package an-J iK-tftc. When the\alueof the pattern. h> coruiileml DEM0RESTS MAGAZINE FREE! rnztno It l>! For IKifl It will be ___ ___ __________ lor. of Korao colebrnt- edpicture by a famou.wUM. 'ft ‘j,”™ nedHa'l »KMOI?Ksf SU therm'll- conmleto rally M^iao^Umwt^jnWnlngfidf Uu* in every department of eocial amt dometie life, nc'udlng the lurnidiing nml ornamenting of ihe home, embroidering, brie-a-brar. nrti.tie m\ment«UvviU bo fully uej^tejh J.)ar Girina . 7\\\ “ ' \ CASH PRICES AND SMALL PROFITS . | . ARE MAKING . t . MANY NEW . £ CUSTOMERS. t . t u j j j ' j j j j j j u j j ' j j ’ jjjjrn r .r.K m ; We have opened a Complete Stock of or SPRING; and SUM M E R Wear. A charming assortment of Percales, Sea Island Shirtings, Lawns, Ducks, Satines, Ginghams, Prints. Laces and Embroideries. These are the very newest and latest styles. Very ap propriate for Summer Wear. o Demorest P u b lishing Co., ) Fifth Avenue. : NEW YORK. Resolutions suggesting n reduction _j tbo price o f Northern Pacific lands and lower fares to pvospeetive pur chasers of those lands wore passed; the work of J. H. MilJs.commissioner of tho bureau of agriculture, labor and industry wits commended. f b t F i«t * all Cough Medicines is Dr. Acker’s English Rem edy. It will stop a cough in one night, die.de a cold in one day, prevent croup, re lieve asthma, and cure con sumption, if taken in time. It is mad.e on honor, from the purest ingredients and con tains neither opium nor mor phine. If the little ones have croup or whooping cough, use it promptly. * * Three Siz* 3-25n, 50c. and $1 per bottle. Al Driisiili. ACK3:R. MEDICINE C O „ 16 nnA is Ctuunbera Street, Ki.r kort. CHICAGO ;\BEACH: HOTEL. Harvey S. Denison, Manager. AT 51st STREET AND LAKE SHORE, C H I C A G O . ILLINOIS CENTRAL AND RAPID TRANSIT. _ L A T E S T INTO-VEILTIEIS In LADIES' NECKWEAR.SHIRT W A IST SETS, Belts, Belt Buckles, Belt Pins. Hair Ornaments and Notions. A NEW OF UNION SUITS FQ11 S U M M E R W E A R . for-LADIES, MISSES and CHILDREN. S m a l l 3?rofiU s ant-l C a s h l? r i c e s w i l l b e a L e a d i n g E e a t u r e o f O u r • B u s in e s s ' i n tlie F u t u r e . % A j a x B i c y c l e s . $ 1 0 0 , $ 7 5 , $ 6 0 , $ 5 5 , $ 5 0 . Juveniles, $45. With MORGAN & WRIGHT QUICK REPAIR TIRES, Punctures Repaired in Five Minutes without Removing Tire. IR.. W . UVCA-XIST eSe, c o . , C O L U M B I A . F A . L U S , M O N T A N A . . For the past seven years we have made horticulture the principal feature of our agricultural operations, during which time we have experimented quite extensively with one object in view, viz: To determine which of the many varieties of small fruits are best adapted to the climatic conditions o f Flathead valley. In this we have so far suc ceeded that we do not hesitate to recommend to our former patrons and those interested in horticulture, the following: Westoru Triumph, BLACKBERRIES. Snrfdor, Ancient Britaiu. RASPBERRIES. Turner, Cuthbort, Loudon, Tbompsqn’s Early, Marlboro, Goldeu Queen, Schaeffer's Colossal. BLACKCAPS. CURRANTS. Cherry, Fay's Prolific, Victoria. White Grape GOOSEBERRIES. Downing, Smith’s Improved. STRAWBERRIES. - Crescent, Wilson's Albany. Warfiold, Bcderwood. Eppiug, Sharpies? Haverland. Lovett, Aroma, Parker Earle. 2 # “ All stock guaranteed true to name. In addition to tbo above wo are prepared to furniah Asparagus plants . (1 year old). Rhubarb, Horseradish aud Sago roots. L. J. CHAPMAN & SONS, 1 «« Holt, Montana. Many persons having failed to get the Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer at the special clubbing rate, we have succeed ed in getting the arrangement contin ued till June 1. The Columbian and the Enquirer both one year for $1.75. Regular Columbian subscribers have the Enquirer for 30c. may