The Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1891-1897, April 30, 1896, Image 1

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THE COLUMBIAN. SIXTH TEAR. COLUMBIA FALLS, MONTANA, THURSDAY. APRIL 30. 1896. COLUMBIA FALLS IS SURROUNDED BY MORE NATURAL RESOURCES THAN ANY CITY ON THE PACIFIC SLOPE. BANK COLUMBIA FALLS, Columbia Falls, Mont. DIRECTORS: A. J . Davis, liutto, James A.-Talbott, : Butte, Mt. J. E. Gaylord, ■ Butte, Mt. B. Tibbey Butte. Mt. L. C. Treut, Salt Lako. Exchange Drawn u R E A D , C a shier. aaaaaoaaaaaoyaaaaaoaauuaai I T H E | i m HIVE I STORE. t g J g C R O C K E R Y , T I N W A R E , | W o o d e n W a r e , K i t c h e n U t e n s i l s , L a m p s , E t c . | Call and Look Over Our B Stock and Get Prices. S MAIN STREET. 3 C o lum b ia Falls, Montana. £ a»5nrayxjr.rr5r.r.rrrrr.r.rnnnr.i5i5t . PROFESSIONAL CARDS. D. F. S M IT H , Attorr\evj-at-LiaW, COMMISSIONER U . S . C I R C U I T C O U R T LAND FILINGS AND FI MADE. COLUMBIA FALLS. A. H. BURCH, - DB.NTIS'l . Offices: Conrad Block. KALISPELL, ' MONTANA. D R . J . A . G H E N T , Consulting Physician. Kalispell, Montana. The Duroc-Jerseys ts-ft i t } .« ! » « f F J f >»*»»» Am iho MOST PROFITABLE l»«* In jjXlitAoen, R at I iht bwn hrt-l fur Fort)-. E A R L Y M A T U R I T Y . h 2 5 0 lbs. e a c h a t 8 woicLTi 42 lbs.\ Ur : hcrcl in MnntAn.,, hnnitM Gil-product i.jWHSTK tSSTshlppri from t£E tliviuie. Aui now book- illns* !. r ,|irinif HollTorjr nt •^wbrodlonlrntf. boars duo QIJRyC-JERSEY STOCK FARM, Doer Lodge, Montana, A VERY BAB MAN Mr. Preston or bivimrstoii Starts Inin Cremate His Wife Before She* Had Given U lit lie Ghost. Ll’T SALARIES AM) CANDIDATES. Mr. Haskell is After the Forelirr Uiiiltliiier and Loan Coni|iauies —News of % Week. An uttooipt was niado to burn the residence of Mrs. Carrie Preston at Livingston. Mont., the other night. Mrs. Preston had retired, and tho hour of midnight had passed, when suddenly tho muffled eouud of Wealthy footstep smote upon her ea Tho footsffips entered the collar and approachod the trap door which led to bor chamber. At the foot of tho ti’ap door the porsou wavered for minute, and then crept bis way to the cornor of the cellar, directly under Mrs. Preston’s bed. .His siou completed, ho retraced his steps, emerged from the colianrav, droppod the door and departed. Mrs. Pros- discovored that a fire had been made in tbe cellar. She has­ tened to give the alarm, and luckily she found assistance close at hand. After the fire was extinguished an examination of tbe collar was mado is found that a deliberate attempt at incendiarism had been Tbe author of this fiendish attempt to burn Mrs. Prestou alive lieved to have been none other than her huBband. Nearly throe mouths ago •‘Scotty” Preston pleaded guilty to the charge of beating his wife and given a four months’ term in jail, ome way Prestou managed to se- i a duplicate key to the jail door and along about 12 o'clock that night, ho turned tbe bolt and left tbe juil. close to that time when ho ■eu walking along the street of tho city iu tho direction of his wife's home. Tho about 6 o’clock ing, when ho appeared at the house of his former friends at marked that he had broken jail. Under the new classification of couuties, as providod by the codes, all counties having valuation of more thau $2,000,000 than $4,000,000 will be the seventh class after the first day of next January. This will result ii a decided reduction in tho salaries of county officials, tbe following beiug a comparative statement: Officers. Old law. New law. Sheriff ..................... $3,000 Treasurer ................ 3,000 Assessor ................... 2,500 County Clerk ......... 2,500 Clerk District Court... 2,000 County Attorney ...... 1,500 Supt.Schools .......... 1,200 Under Sheriff ......... 1,200 Deputy Sheriff ....... 900 Deputy Co. Clerk .. 1,000 Deputy Assessor.......... 600 500 Doputy Clerk Court... 900 900 Under the now law the sheriff, county clerk and assessor will be al­ lowed only one deputy each, aud the treasurer none. An accident occurred in the yards of tho Montana Central railroad at Clancy, by which Trainman John Wilkins, aged26, was instantly killed. A freight train wus being mado up and Wilkins was assistant iu the ■ork, when a number of curs, un­ noticed at the moment, ran down the trainman, the whoels of ouo or more ling ovor him cutting and mangling him horribly. Tbe body iss of brokou bones aud crushed flesh when removed from the track. A law enacted by tbe last legisla­ ture regarding building aud loan associa'ions is to be tested in court. The United States Loan and Trust company of Minnesota refuses to comply with its provisions Hud the attorney gcnoml, through his assist­ ant, Mrs. Haskell, commenced an action in tho district court at Helena for the appointment of a receiver to tako charge of the company's Mon­ tana securities and business. The loan associations must deposit their Montaoa securities of every descrip­ tion in the office of the state troasnr- The company refuses to do thsl is doing business, in tho state without license. Tho case on trial id tho district mrt at Boulder, iu which Charles E. Bovee, formerly known as Doc, was charged with the murder pf Robert McDaniels, four miles from Lump City, Dec. 30 last, went to the jury Saturday. The jury, after having $ 2,000 1,800 1.200 1,200 1,000 1,000 been out ninety hot^<, retumed u verdict of not guilty. Tobin died at Noihort Thursday, making the eighth victim of Saturday's explosiou at the water mine. He was an old miner in Montana, having come to Neihart in early days from California. Just u yspek from tbe day of bis death he came from Butte pnd was on bis first shift when the accident occurred. The Montana stockgrowers’ ass oration closed its annual meeting Miles City and elected tbe following officers: President, Joe Scott, Miles City; first vice presidont, Con Kohrs, Deer Lodge; second vice president, J. W. Strove!], Miles City; secretary and treasurer, W. G. Preuitt, Helena. Tho Castle railrdad will bo a wide- gauge road. This was decided Fri­ day aud a crew of met work to widen that portion of the grade between Toston and Baker which was originally built for row-gauge. Hon. Charles Hartnrau has been notified that ho would lie chosen of the delegates to represent the republican conven­ tion at Butte on May 11, and he has wired that he will bo preseflt. There will be seventeen delegates from Gallatin county. An unknown man, believed to have been a blacksmith, died of Park street and the Butte jail alley about 1:30 Friday night while beiDg convoyed to tho jail by Officers Joe Sinsel aud Dan McLeod. likely that the democratic state convention will be held Juue30. Henry Koehler, convicted of bur­ glary at Livingston, was sentenced to four yoars in tbe penitentiary. At Bouldor burglares entered (he oni of J. A. Pierce, gagged him, and robbed him of $7 cash und government bond for $500. Milling Notes. • L. C. Hoffman has located a 20- re placer on what is known Woods' Bar, on the Kootenai riv eighteen miles south of Tobacco.. Alexa'dor Larson of Leooia has deeded to Swan-y. Oleson, one-fourth iutorest in the London claim on east side of Mineral Hill, $100; one-fourth interest iu the Clover claim, cality, $100. Buuedict, of Leonia, has deeded to E. J. Merrin one-half in­ terest in the Ninety-five quartz claim, i Mineral Hill, $300. Peter Berg has deoded to E. J. Merrin, D. J. Hughes and F. E. Libenow, one-third interest in the Montana quartz claim, one-half mile from Yakli river on Seventeen Mile creek; $1000. E. J. Merrin has located the Gold- flint quartz claim in tho Yakh dis­ trict. Peter Berg, W. H. Lemley and J. D. Jennings have located the Mon­ tana quartz claim, one mile from Seventeen Mile crook and one mile east of Yakh river. Business Does Not Improv- R. G. Dunn's report for last week says: Business has been favored by seasonable weatbor and tho distribu­ tion of products has made fair pro­ gress, not yet reducing retail oi wholesale stocks far enough, how­ ever, to materially improve the posi­ tion of industries. These stocks apparently .been larger evor the fever buying last fall, and the actual buyTtig for consump- 'on smaller than has been generally •alized. Hence all the groat dustries are embarrassed by lack of idequate demand, aud in some cases tho accumulation of goods in antici­ pation of demand has done about as well as it can. Prices of commodi- tbe whole lower than ever before, having declined about two per ince April 1, and 17 per rent July, 1890, or Octobor, 1892. The fall in manufactured products is a little less than it was April 1, but i farm products greater. She M as Untiled. • A number of girls' in Parkersburg, W. Va., have formed au anti-slang society. According to the Marietta, O., Register, the miss who was elected president, before taking her scat, said iu u clear, calm, well modulated “Really, girls, I am too much rattled by tho .honor conferred upon to giro you much gab. This is tbe first time I ever tumbled to any­ thing of this sort, nnd I hardly know how to catch on. However, I will be sufficiently up to suuff uot any flies light on mo whilo do­ ing the president of this society act. with you in this move, and we ought to extend an ipyitatjon to the married ladies. L«t our motto bo: ‘Shoot tho slangist.’ ” Fine papers, new type and the best inks keep The Columbian job printing at the front. Fri lover’ trVff TTbrc A BAB LOVE AFFAIR One of Cripple Creek's Numerous Si­ rens Tries to Kill Her Secre­ tary anil Bnrns the Town. KGBKBT GOES CRAZY FOR BLOOI: Bound Up of News Items that are l’ickcd. Dressed amt Served in Very Small Morsels. An aDgry courtesan at Cripple Creek threw a lighted lamp at her head, and set lire to the house, zo sprung up aDd before pie realized it the flames were sweep­ ing tho town. Dozens of buildings were blown up with dynamite to atop the fire. Tho loss is $1,000,000, with' $230,000 insurance. Many persons lost everything ereu to theirclothing. At Rockville, lud., Peter Egbert, carpenter twenty-two years old, be­ came violently insane and shot five persons before he could be captured. Among his victims were the sheriff and his deputy. Fifty i rounded a stall at the fair grounds which Egbert had taken refuge. He fired a t the pOsse, who returned the charge. He thou ran to a corner of tbo stall and shot himself. The British troops who rode out of Buluways to fight the Matabeles ■pulsed with considerable to both sides. Tho Union League club equestrian statue of Geu. Grant was unveiled at Brooklyn Saturday. Thousands of people attended the ceremonies. At the Vega mine in the Santa Eulalia district, Northern Mexico, sixty miners were either killed or maimed by a cave-in. The Grand Forks national bank is closed. Wallace, Idaho, is making tramps. The senate passed bills appropriat­ ing $500,00<*16r a public building at Salt Lake aud $188,000 for a build­ ing at Ogden. The trial of Scott Jackson is pro­ gressing at Newport, Ky. Tho evi­ dence is conclusive that he murdered Pearl Bryan, whose headless body found near Newport. Walling, his accomplice, will be tried May 12. The French cabinet resigned and the president is having a hot time forming another. Socialists active and aggressive. The New York Appellate court holds tbo RaiDes liquor law to be constitutional. Over 350 “hotols’ have opened iu New York city sine* the law went into effect. Tbo-Polish residents of Milwaukee held a mooting to protest against tho proposed immigration bill. The clause about illiteracy seems to hit them. Eld Pardridge, the speculator who recently died in Chicago, and who known as the “pluDger,” left estate of $2,700,000. rumored at Havana that Maceo and tho insurgout forces have broken the Spanish line and that they are now in a position of safety. A dispatch from Havana says 2,600 insurgents besieging Fort Zanza, Manzauiilo, with artillery, were feated by General Menez. The in­ surgents are said to have lost 100 killed. The battleship Massachusetts i aged 16.16 knots on her trial trip and her builders wiu u bonus of $100,- 000. No Great Harm Done. A comodiau in a Paris theator re­ cently made a great hit out of a pain] ful accident. While indulging in bit of horseplay on the stage he struck his head violently, entirely by accident, against ono of the pillars or the scene upon the stage. O hearing the thud everybody uttered cry. \No great harm done,\ said tbe comodiau. “Just hand mo a napkin, glass of water, ond a salt-cellar.” 'hese were brought, and he sat down, folded tbe napkin in the form of a bandage, dipped it in the glass, implied'the salt-collar on tho Having thus prepared a compress according to prescription, and when everyone expected he would apply it to his forehead, be gravely rose snd *’ 1 round tho pillar. Regular services will bo hold, morning and evening, at tho M. E. church on Sunday, May 8, Rev. G. C. Stull will preach. -------- j g ----- ---------- collent blood purifier. My motbor has used it aud she thinks it has no equal. Loreua Lovering, Newton, Mont. • MAGAZINE LORE. The Ladies Home Journal for May ia a beautiful example of the oteroal fitness of things. It is filled to flowing with spring thoughts and spring posies. Three pages in par­ ticular are fairly joyous in their pression of Nature's yearly renewal of her youth. These contain: Frank Dempster Sherman's poo I* “God’ Miracle of May,\ with full page drawing by W. Hamilton Gibson “In Springtime,\ verses by Laura E. Richards and drawings-of little folks by Kate Greenaway; and “Poems of Flowers and Meadows” with illus* tions by Elizabeth Moore Hallowell. Aren’t you tired of Robert Louis Stevenson t He is a relief from Na- poloon and Joan of Arc and Trilby of course but tbe time has come to tho reader in general when ho prays to .be delivered from further ziue articles on Stevenson. Scribner's magazine is a never fail­ ing sourco of pleasure in one blessed particular. Its short stories ways readable and they are written by a variety of authors. Seribnor’s insists on thrusting a ma down its readers’ throats as Harper' did John Kendrick Bangs and Rich-: ard Harding Davis. Not that Dai bitter pill but Bangs decidedly bitter. ' Short stories that mak'e you think are the crying need of the hour and Gertrude Hall and Octave Thanet respond popular call in the May number of Scribner’s. Demorest’s Magazine is alwayi wide awake and up to date. In it! table of contents for tbe current num- found articles on “Venezuela and Her Debatable Boundary,” Cu- Struggle for Iudependeucc, tho latest in regard to Salvation Army troubles and an interview with Loio Fuller, tbo American girl who made her fame iu Paris as a dancer and has now returned to reap Atneri- in dollars with foreign popularity i a never-failing bait. One can’t bear too much about tbe Roentgen rays and tho article in the May McClure’s on their use in sur gory will be road with interest. Everything can't bedoDewith X rays present but they are a power for great aDd lasting good, even now, with prospects of growing in impor­ tance daily. Superintendent oF Public Instruc­ tion Steere has issued a pretty little Arbor Day mauual iu magaziue form. It contains, readings, recitations and songs for the use of schools celebrat­ ing the day and is a model of typo­ graphical excellence. Favorite Home of the Rose. No description can do justice to the marvelous luxuriance of Soutb- California's roses, says a writer ii Deuiorest's. Climbing roses that boar from ton to twelve thousand at a time are a common sight everywhere; aud in the older towns there are rows of sbaae-treos, shaggy barked pepper-trees, whose trunks and branches to their outer­ most tips are clothed with Cloth of Gold. Devoniensis, LaMarquo, and Beauty of Glazenwood roses. Iu some of those rose gardens iu the Pomona and the S bd Gabriel val­ leys from a hundred and fifty to a hundred aDd seventy-five varieties of in bloom during March and April, and the boundless wealth of color and perfumo are like nothing else that the wide world can show. There are ton-year-old bushes in Pomona valley that bear every year from twenty to thirty thousand blos­ soms; and there are not only such wondrous bushes; but veritable rose- treo-growing twenty feet high, aud having trunks six inches iu diameter. Turn whore you will, in wild country-places, or on traveled roads, rose is everywhere. You see choicest, rarest favorites of the greenhouse, Marecbal Niels, Marie Vou Houtens, and Clare Carnots, climbing over cabin doors and droop­ ing their heavy, flower-laden branch­ es from the eaves of old barns. Ful- nile of thick hedges of Marecbal Cherokee, and Jacqueminot border tho roads into Los Ange­ les hud about Pomona. ch^j g ^ ^ ^ ^ j s t fi 1VIS Ttfat the re Robin Redbreast. The country people of England, as well as of several other countries, Lave an idea that tho red of the robin's breast was caused by a drop of blood which fell upon it at the crucifixion. According to the story, the robin, commiserating the con dition of Christ, tried to pluck the' crowifwf thorns from His brow, and doing got ita breast wet with tho blood flowing from thtriyounds. The color became permanent, being transmitted from generation,-to gen­ eration and thus, according to tho legend, the robin is a perpetual re­ minder of tho suffering of Christ. ’RAH FOR THE WHITE o Dale the Silver Men Have Wo a Nice Majority of the Demo­ cratic Deleirates. WHAT ’LL THE YELLOW BOY DOf The Eastern Adherents of tbe Flesh Pot Will Have to Do the Bolt­ ing, If Any Oecnrs. The New York Journal has re­ ceived from the democratic leaders iu nearly every state iu the Union opinions as to the probable strength cf silver or gold in their delegations to the natjpnal democratic conven­ tion at Chicago. Many of them discuss tho probability of the adop­ tion of a unit redo by their dolega- This canvas seems to show that the west rad south will be largely for silver, while tbe east and middle Rtates will declare /or gold, or at any free silver. results foreshadowed by most important politics cannot be gainsaid. These opinions from their character clearly indicate that a crisis in financial mat- tors will be reached when tho demo­ cratic convention assembles and that the silver men will very likely con­ trol the convention. From reports at hand tbe Journal gives the following forecast of the vote in the democratic national vention: SILVER. SOCTHUX STATES. West Virginia ............................. Virginia ....................................... North Carolina ..................... South Carolioa............................ Georgia ....................................... Tennessee . ................................... Arkaosas . .................................... Mississippi................................... Texas ......................................... Alabama ...................................... Florida......................................... WESTERS STATES. Illinois ......................................... Missouri....................................... New Mexico ................................ Colorado ...................................... Montaoa..................................... . Idaho........................................... Washington.. ........................... NUMBER 18. Oregon. Utah... Arizona ........................ California .................... Oklahoma (Territory).. Maine ............................................... 12 New Hampshire ......................... Massachusetts ............................. Rhode Island .................................. 8 Connecticut .................................... 12 New York ........................... Pennsylvania ....................... Delaware............. ................. Maryland.............................. WESTERS STATES. Wisconsin............................. Minnesota ........................... .7 2 DOUBTFUL STATES. Indiana......................................... Ohio.............................................. Iowa............................................. Total for silver ......................... Total for gold .......................... Total doubtful ......................... Majority for silver over gold.. .114 DEATH VALLEY HORRORS. A Thirst that Cannot be Qucurlied and a Silence that Soon Becomes Unbearable? Visions of the Ghost of a G reat River Bed-Hills Covered With Bor­ ax and a D e s e r t W here the T h e r­ m o m e te r Registers 140 In Shade. Word comes that Death valley has claimed another victim. An unknown man, supposed to be a prospector, found by some of tbe borax workers faco down iD the alkali, not from thirst he died; there a puddle—this is the period of cloudbursts in the hideous shadow of the fantastic Funeral mountains- him, but ho lay there dead, and nearby stood his pack animal, with food iu tho alforjos. Tho uiou who livo with tho shimmer of the white sand in their eyes would be sur­ prised to hear peoplo casting about a reason for this man’s death. ‘Why, he died of desert,” any of tbo borax men would tell you, which, beiug interpreted iDto tbe language in who live in cities, means that his heart broke from the the hopelessness, the horrid silence, ,nd he put his face iu the alkali and gripped tho sand and died. This may seem absurd to the who does not koow what silenc A boat in the middle of tho a dead calm is a roaring noise mill when compared to the stillness of Death valley. Yn tho boat if you move you rock and the water'Washes, snd when you touch tbe boat it gives a live Round. In the desert you c&n hear the breathing of your straying horse a quarter of a mile away, and when he snorts in the night you Btart up and feel the air tremble. If you walk your footfalls are muffled iu the' velvet sands, there is no chirp of in­ sect or cry of bird. Even the vul­ tures keep off the desert. Of course, everybody does not die of tho desert, anymore than everybody in a city dies during an epidemic, but death that is not from hunger, thirst or cold, not from recognized .disease and not from violence, comes to men where the ribbon of salt, whiter even that the white sands, runs down., to the sinkhole, 450 feet below the sea. Death valley is only a strip itself eight to sixteen miles wide, but the mao who could walk across it at its worst has never been born. With the fierce sunlight blazing down, be­ ing cast back from the sand, so that even in the shadow the thermometer registers nearly 140 degrees, with the full of salt and tho saud giving under his tread, he’d die half way. You can't drink water enough to slake your thirst, and travelers are found dead with canteens of water beside them. Tho only fresh water the valley comes from the gloomi­ est feature of all, the spotted, strange- stained Funeral mountain. The sin­ gle employe of a borax enterprise has managed to make alfalfa grow on a little plot—the only green place in Death valloy. Back from this there bills as white as flour mouDlains, covored as cleanly by borax as if it bad fallen like snow. Around the base of tbe Funeral ountain curves the Amargosa river. Nobody has ever seen water flowing upon the surface of this river bed, but tbe ghost of a great river, miles ide, is there between great perpen­ dicular banks, hundreds of feet high. Nobody has followed tho river bed to its source or traced it to its disap­ pearance. Somewhere down under the bed the water flows, the scientists say, but whether it ia a yard or a mile down even they do not know. Even when the skies .crack and let the cloudburst through, no water the Amargosa river sands. The thirsty earth can drink it up faster than it can fall. Death ralley is beautiful, but the man who ex­ plores it and the uncanny mountains alxiut it comes back, if he comes gaunt and wasted. In his blistered eyes are tbe images of the mirror-like sea of salt, the blur of the blazing sun, the heaped-up mounds that tell where somebody has found a dead man and put him out of sight, the bleached skeleton, not whiter thao the earth on which it lies, and not the gay colors of the Funeral peaks, tbe picturesque rounded tope of tbe Moots Blanco, the quaint crags of tbe dead river’s cliff banks. About tbe valley lives - every vcoomous tbiog that crawls in the west. Rattlesnakes, tarantulas, centipedes, scorpions, Gila monsters—those hideous slow lizardb that every scientist says harmless and every frontierman says are deadly. The valley never lacks for victims. There is gold there—gold enough for many fortunes, and year after year men seek it, even' where the sun scorches and sets them mad. The gold has been found, not once, but many times. This frightful place tales of'lost mines than any other. Bronson & LighthaU, tho drug­ gists of Kalispell, have a complete assortment of the celebrated Munyon remedies, which are just now gaining such au enviable reputation.

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