The Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1891-1897, May 07, 1896, Image 6

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T he C olombian invites its patrons and friends to send items pf all kinds regarding improvements, and occur­ rences which are of interest to the people of the Flathead. Address all ,T COLUMBIA FALLS fOSlOmCI t THURSDAY, APRIL 30 , 1896 . May 12 is Arbor Day. Plant a tree. Plant a dozen if you cau. You need not be at all surprised if Flathead county produces $ 500,000 ' in gold this year. There seems no likelihood that the suicidal mania that prevails in Butte will reach tho city administra­ tion. ____________ A few Texas democrats ngreed that gold was tho proper metal for money, and the only regret is that tho usual riot was not on hand at that meeting. As nothing has been hoard from Mrs. Mary Ellon Loaso for soveral weeks we infer that April is old man {^ease's month to wear tho panta­ loons. The Pioneer Press declares that the republicans of Wyoming, North and South Dakota. Oregon and Ida­ ho are for gold monometallism. It would not surpriso us a bit if they Tho burning quostion of the hour in Montana is: ‘'Will Col. Sauders force tho republicans of this stato to declare for the singlo gold stand- ardt\ At this hour tho bets aro McKinley's manager says. Platt and Quay are only babes in the guu of politics. Platt says if McKinley beaten he can consolo himself that his defeat is not tho first case whore a toy balloon was wrecked by babes. Tho New York republicans afraid that Goldbug Morton wil live till June. They should read thHllMothusaleh lived soveral hun­ dred years and was not nominated for president. Morton seems likoly to share the same fate. Tho reform school of Montana oroctod for tho benefit of boys who become intolerable nuisances in the communities in which they live. Sev­ eral youngsters in this vicinity aro evidently looking for tickets to Milts City. A low more capers and tho tickets will be forthcoming. Several reports from tho county seat indicate that church and i are not mixing—that is, tho church is said to be mixiug some medicine that tho g. o. p. in that part of the state and in their present stat not want to swallow. But then, tho boys will take it, uli right, and thoy may be induced to siuuek their ruby lips and swear they liko it. Reports from various farming dis­ tricts of the Flutboad valley indicate that the .work of seeding is practical­ ly done. ■ The crop is put in better this year than usual—that is, i was a much larger perceutago of fall plowing and less disking in of grain. With anything like an average son the Flathead valley yield of 18 SC will be larger than over before. rr LOOKS BETTER. The nows conies straight that the few goldbugs, stpiddlobugs and pap- suckors, who happen to bo temporar­ ily in tho democratic party, are goiug bolt tbflj nomination at Chicago, because that convention is sure to nominato a silver man. The Chicago Record sent a man to New York to faithful account of the demo­ cratic situation thoro. Hero is what ho say8. “But democrats are more uneasy- than republicans/ and aoclnro with­ out resorvo that* thoy will not sup­ port tho candidate of thoir party if advocates free coinage or stands _ a freo-coinago platform. It seems to bo generally expected that tho vest and south will name tho dorno- .■ ratio ticket and write the platform aud that tho oast will bolt tho noi uoos aud support tho republicau ci didates.’' Last week this paper quoted editorial from tho Record which gave ;ery satisfactory figures. That article said: ‘A table prepared at Washington es tho free silver wing of thp democratic party 466 delegates, the opposition 382 , doubtful 84 .” All tho nows of tho past fortnight indicates that the silver men will con­ trol tho democratic natioual conven­ tion. Let tho gold-standard mon go to tho republican party—that is whore they belong. No true democrat can stnnft on tho yellow mouoy platforjn. Democracy does not need or want them. Tho Clevelands, Carlisles, cos and Palmers aro not dotuo- crats, nor huve thoy been since thoy her old 'tradoTn thatl kissed tho feet of King Gold who reigns in Wall street. Democracy admits oL no compromise, no strad- htlmbugging. With npoh Tho combination of tho pooplo South Africa against tho English aud English aggression is but tho natural result of a century of British greed. The Boers are fighters, tho Matabeles aro warriors without fear and Mr. John Bull will have a pretty tusslo on his hands before his Afri­ can gamo is played to tho end. U: doubtedly Germany sympathiz with tho Boers, and that is a feature of the trouble that vexes tho Brit- ains. Thoy now realizo that the Jamieson raid is tho brand that fired the hearts of the Afrit* tho fruits of that littlo.ekpedition will not all be gathered for somo time. As tho matter becomes inoio serious, tho English public declares that Salisbury has made a mess of the whole foreign business and that Chaiiibexlain is not far behind as a blunderer. The readiuess with which British people shout for a minister when his up and kick him when he is'down is hardly cqualhd anywhere. Tho fellow who grabs territory and makes the grab final Is a great i but tho man who ' grabs and it fully successful is n plunderer. Tht*. people seem to forget that “grab\ is j THE TWIN CITIES SQUIRM. This papor and a score of otbers Montannhavo advocated a doctrine of self-protection among the merchants of tho stato. Time and again this paper has printed items from tho St. Paul aud Minneapolis papers to show the peoplo how bitter against Montana's interests aro the mer chants and papers of the Twin Cities. It was only a matter oL-time when tho Montana business men would re­ taliate, aud wo aro glad thul lime has arrived. Tho following telegram from S t ., Paul indicates that the Twin City wholesalers aro coming to heir senses: A systematic boycott of the whole- ale merchants of Minneapolis aud St. Paul is being enforced in Mon­ tana. A recoot growing tendency on tho part of Montana dealers to refuse thoir usual orders to Minneapolis jobbers has led to tn investigation which has dofiuitely established tho truth of tho ubove statement. E. T. LeClair, of tho Baltimore packing company, in Minneapolis, has led iu the investigation. Mr. LeClair said today that ho had conferred with many of tho Minneapolis jobbers,and all who seut traveling men into Montana, or who havo trade in that state, report that there, is a large fall­ ing off in orders, and that their men are received with scant courtesy in many Montana towns. Goo. R. Newell &. Co., who havo had a very- heavy trade in the state, find that they are losing business. Other job­ bers tell tho same story. “Tbo.wholo trouble.\ said Mr. Le­ Clair. “is that Chicago has been watching Minneapolis and St. Paul gain ground in Montana, and takeu advantage of tho political ation to regain her old trade in section. Wo have learned that Chi­ cago has sent out mon who have gouo all through Montana reporting that Minneapolis and St. Paul aro raj pfreo silver, and that the .....os are working hard to secure what the Montana y>eople believe will ruin them. This has naturally made the Montana merchants warm. Chi cago has been joined iu this under­ handed work by Omaha and St. Joseph. They havo been looking for a chance to got into Montana terri­ tory, and thoy aro willing to pet there by any moans, whother fair or not. Now, os a matter of fact, tho business mon of Minneapolis take no vert- prominent part in political affairs, and nobody kuows whether thoy favor free silver or bimetallism, or what not. I regard the attitude of the Montana merchants as very un­ just to Minneapolis, and I believe that when they are fully informed of the facts that' they will retire from their present position. Tho Chicago, St. Louis, St. Joseph and Omaha men have had little to do with the condition Mr. LeClair com­ plains about. St. Paul and Minnea­ polis, two cities into which millions of dollars of Moutana monoy has been poured—cities whose wholesale trade has been built up on western monoy—are the most bitter, and of­ fensive opponents of silver that bo found in the United States. Scarcely a dfly passes that the Pio- other: pupers of tho Twin Cities do not insult tho peoplo of Montana by calling^Theui “silver fools,” “silver idiots\ “liars” many other offensive names. Mr. LeClair caunot hedge by iug that.(lie papers do not represent the sentiments of the business of the Twiu Cities. That statement is absurd, as papers of permauonco dred reflect the sentiments \of the business men who support them. This paper is glad that tho business men of tho T ‘ the folly, tho ingratitude and the contcmptibleuess of the public utter­ ances against honest money that daily emauato from the Twin Ci ' papers and people. Montana aro doing right when they refuse to buy u dollar’s worth of goods iu tho Twiu Cities. Wo hopo matter carried so far that not a dol­ lar of Montana money will go oitber St. Paul or Minneapolis, uutil those cities cease their senseless, libelous and indecent utterances a men and Montana 'l A k h , — - i ^two gios to the country for tho reign of Grover the democratic party should redeem itself by going before tho peoplo with an honest, straight-for­ ward biinotallic platform. The Populist Courier is the nanio ' a now paper at Anaconda, pub­ lished by Avery C. Moore. Well, really, if protection is such a fine thing why don’t the overwhelm­ ing republican majority in congress give the country some of it? against .Monti opinion. Tho financial policy advocated by St. Paul and Minnuapoli papers has crippled every great in­ dustry of the west—of the whole country. It has caused tho millions of dollars annually in trade with the Twin Cities. We are glad that tho goldbug chickens are going home to roost and a chance gii the jobbers and merchants of the Twin Citios to see how absurd and self-injurious is their fight agaiust the west. In the meantime, let tl eu of Montauu send tliei Chicago or to St. Louis, where busi- iess men do not spend their til railing western men idiots, a .vboro newspapers oxist that have occasional friendly word for tho this regiou and its fight for honest inongy. and honest developuu tho great west.' Spend your i with your friends and slop strength­ ening the hands that strike y every occasion. I'luthead ill hold their J on May 4 , and the British national policy and that gates to tho state iv really expert grabbers nre not found i Butte, Muv 11 . This s| every day. Circumstances uro- all tion is to select delog that ever stand in tho. way of British national republican eonven uggrosKion or acquisition. All min -1 it is expected that the hcav work for it alike, and the Eng -1 of the g. o. p. and the genth iblic should -cousidor tho in-1 desire stale offices -will all be tho j Col. Sauders in particular. Hut Yon Sever Will. ‘For Governor— W. R. Ramsdell, Kalispoll.” That’s tho way wo would like to see it read.— Populist Courier, (•rover is a Kcitulilicaii. St. Louis Globo-Douiocrat (Re , is true, as Mr. Depew says, Unit President Cleveland has render' good sorvice to tho sound mom cause; aud it is equally truo that i doing ho has been more ropubli- m than democratic. Maine Democrats for Silver. A correspondent o f the Now Y< Journal—no loss a person thnn Fred­ erick W. Plaistod—says that Maim will send two free coinage delegates to Chicago, aud lie adds thut then doubt that the rank and file of the democratic voters of Maine aro fc free coinage! , St. Paul's Friendship for Stiver. St. Paul Pionoof Press: Han: brough follows Pettigrew. Lovely thoir lives, in their deaths they not dividod. The republican yelpor for free silver in North Dakota bus been as completely turned down a epubliean sereecher fdr free sil u South Dakota. At tho repub lican stato convention at Fargo tin friends of McKinley aud sound mon­ ey had it all their own way. Hans- brougli was not in it. Even hist ro- tiit humiliating declaration of his willinguess to got down on his knees sackcloth and ashes and recant his freo silver heresies did not avail to j him from the stem robuko of republicans of North Dakota, wus completely ignored. It KAI) THE POSTSCKIPT. It epubliean ITimtiries. • Lust night tbo republicans of Col­ umbia Falls precinct chose the fol­ lowing delegates to tho county con­ vention which moots at Kalispell on Saturday, May 2 : ~ Alternates. Frank Lord, L. H. Lord, C. F. Sully. J. E. Lewis, . Hnskiil. James Kennedy. RANCH TO RENT. —For the. Improvements.— For a term of throo years 160 acres of land with improvements consisting of two. log houses aud water ditches, situated eight miles from the city of Kalispell in Flathead county. The land consists of sixty acres bay land, part broke, twenty acres bench laud, and eighty acres of timber laud. The improvements made by tenant feuc- and. cultivating shall cover pav- __ it of rent, l-'or particulars, apply D. L. B.. box A, Missoula Mont. This office lias just receiver! rice lists from Jos. McMillan-.V Co., ic.. 200-212 First Ave. North, Miu- eapolis, Minn., tho largest hide aud fur dealers in the Northwest, and they can bo obtained at any time. Their advertisement appears regu­ larly in T he C olumbian . First Sportsman— Well, bow do >u liko thut new mare of yours? Second Sportsman—Oh, fairly well; but I wish I had bought a horse, She’s always stopping to look at her­ self in the {Middles. My dear madam, lot this thought eousoleyou for your husband's doutb. Remember that other and better m than ho havo gone the samo way, ed Widow—Thoy haven’t all gone, havo they? T like that girl,” said Woodby tte, “ becam e whenever I tell her anything umusiug she laughs in tho right place.” \Yes replied- his friend. “Sho told mu how sho manages it.” “Why—or- -how is that?” “She says she always watches you, and laughs when you do.'; Toucher- -Where is the North Poll loose dele-i Tommy J ,.ution at i Tommy- -Don’t kuuw, mu'am. 6 conveu- i Teacher- -Don’t know whore tho es to tli J North Pole is? ntioo, but; Tommy No, ma’am; if I did th rv weights | wouldn't be any use in souding in who ! plorers to look f r it. Campaign’s coming. You w ic uews. Read The Columbian. Boils It is often (lifllcult to convince peo­ ple their blood is impure, until dread- ful carbuncles, abscesses, boils, scror- ula or salt rheum, arc painful proof of tire fact. It is wisdom now, or wlten- ■ r there is y indication of Impure blood, to take Hood’s Sarsaparilla, and prcvcnrtueli eruptions and suffering. “ I bad a dreadful carbuncle abscess, red, fiery, fierce and sore. Tbo doctor at­ tended me over seven weeks. When the abscess broke, the pains were terrible,and I thought 1 should not live through it. 1 heard and read so much about Hood's Sarsaparilla, that I decided to take it, and my huUiand, who was suffering with bolls, tflnk It also. It soon purified our Blood built me up and restored my health so that, although the doctor said Y would not be able to work bard, I have since done the work for 20 people. Hood’s Sar- iparllla cured my husband ol the boils, --------- J “t - wonderful medicine.” and we regard I M bs . A nna P eterson , Latimer, Kansas. Hood’s Sarsaparilla Is the One Truo niood Purifier. All druggists. $L You get tho i n Tho Colum- Urn live sometimes when girdjed nearly around. Nature ever labors to repair damage, and after a time, the wounded sur­ faces are nicely healed. Some persons live and fully recover, even after consumption has made cavities In the lungs. In this struggle we can great­ ly aid nature by giving S c o tt’s Emulsion of Cod-liver 0:1 The Hood’sP ills a g ^ S S t T ^ ; a T coipetent pharmacist Is now in charge of my Drug Department, and -ACCURATE PRESCRIPTIONS- ARE GUARANTEED. Drugs, Paints, and Oils,- Stationery, and Books. JAMES KENNEDY, COLUMBIA FALLS. - MONT. with Hypophosphites. oil supplies needed fat, and the hypophosphites tone up the nerves. The decline in weight ceases. A positive gain begins, and once again there is promise of life and health. It is never too late to try. ^FENCING ELVA6E. RAILROAD, FARM, GARDEN, Cemetery, Lawn, Poultry and Rabbit Fencing, I G.JL-C. 1IERRTAU CO., Publishers, Sprloeaeia, Mass., V.b.A THE COLUMBIAN LEADS IN JOB PRINTING. Abandoned: Gases, A comparatively large number of scs which are so successfully treat­ ed by Comjioiiiul Oxygen are what 'mown amtbaudoned ordesporato , many o fTTrum of “S*PTas.s which lysieian of any school would un­ ite to euro. Thoy aro, in part, as have ruu the gauntlet of expor- ___ ts within tho regular schools of medicine, and of quackery without, until between disease and drugs, tho patient is reduced to the saddest and most deplorable condition, and on~ from which.relief seems impossible. No treatment can lie subjected to tvorer trial than is offered in these uses. The.marvel is that Doctors Starkey it Paten cun effect a cm so maiiy instances. If yon nood help of such a treatment, writi information in regard to its nature aud action, and it will be promptly seut free of charge-our book of 200 igas. Homo treatment is sent by express to be used at home. Office treatment is administered are. Consultation, either personally : by lellor free. • - _ A \competent corps of physicians in attendance. Drs. STARKEY & PALER, 1529 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. L I V E R Y FEED AND SALE S T A B L E S , IN BEAR OF COLUMBIA HOTEL Centrally Located. CONVENIENT - TO • BUSINESS • CENTER Horses an R® AtteniM to it First-Class Shape. New Rigs are being Added to Meet all Demands. OPEN AT A L L HOURS. A R T H U R H A S K I L L , P R O P . COLUMBIA FALLS. MOV ABOUT THE FLATHEAD. t c Answers to Questions Now Be­ ing Asked by Homeseckers. The many inquiries which reach this office, and. the residents of Flathead county, .Montana, show that many persons in other parts of the Union desire accurate information regarding this region. The Columbian has thought best to put the desired information into a condensed form, so that instead of long letters a copy of the paper will answer all essential questions. This is no “ boom” infor­ mation, but plain answers to questions that have been asked by persons who have written to know about this section of country. L O C A T I O N O F F L A T H E A I) CO UN T Y ., This is the northwest county of Montana. It is hounded on the northiby the Canadian line, -on the west hv ,Idaho, on the south by the Flathead reservation aud extends cast to the lllackfcct reserva­ tion. it is xyo miles across the county east and west, and 115 miles norrttyuul south. The tfrea is 9,418 square miles. The county is (our years old. It contains 7,000 people. Had assessable property in 1895 to the amount of $3,500,000. It contains 190 miles of rail- i road, the Great Northern’s Pacific coast line passing cast and west j through the county. The average altitude of Flathead valley is ] 2,800 feet alrovc sea level. RESOURCES AND CHARACTERISTICS. The county is an admirable alternation of prairie land and timber. ' It may be called a park region. Flathead lake, 30x10 miles; Swan ! lake, 8x2 miles; McDonald lake, 16x3 miles; Wnitefish lake, 10x2 | miles, are the chief lakes, blit there are dozens of pretty water bodies ; in various parts of the county. Nearly every township has a ‘pretty ! lake. The Flathead river is joined at Columbia Falls by the South [ Fork aud the North Fork- rivers, and near Kalis|x:ll the Whitefish ; and Stillwater creeks add to the Flathead. The Middle Flathead ' and the Two Forks rise in the mountains beyond the confines of ] the county. The Swan river and the Flathead river enter Flathead ; lake two ttiiles apart. Along all these streams are timber abundant '• for the demands for many generations .to come. Farming is the chief industry.. But little open or prairie land is ; not occupied and claimed. Timber ranches along the bases of the hills that skirt the various valleys of the county are still accessible ! to entry, but to the poor man they offer no immediate returns. ' Good farms (160 acres! can be purchased at from $1,200 to $5,000, depending on location and improvements. The yield of grains o\/ all. kinds in Flathead valley is especially satisfactory. Wheat, 2b to 40 bushels; oats. 45 to 96 bushels. Vegetables thrive exception­ ally well. Small fruits grow to perfection, and the orchards bear out the assertion that this is a general fruit region. Irrigation is* not necessary. Corn is not a crop of this section.' Barley, rye, flax, peas, and nearly everything in the vegetable and cereal lines are grown here with a greater average yeild than in the Mississippi' or Missouri valleys. Timothy is a profitable crop always: wild or up­ land hay has a standard market value. The success of farming de-, ponds here, as elsewhere, upon the farmer Nature is bountiful with- advantages. Flathead county contains minerals in abundance. On every side of Flathead valley are mountains which contain gold, silver, copper and lead. In the western part of 'the county— known as the Montana Kootenai— mining has become an established in­ dustry. Libby and Troy arc the centers of two rich mining dis­ tricts. Coal exists in abundance, the deposits on the North Fork of Flathead river being considered the largest in the United States. All streams in the county wind through timber lands to; a greater- or less degree. The pronounced timber area is 60 by 100'miles in dimensions. The timber is white pine, yellow pine, tamarack, fir, cedar, spruce, birch and cottonwood. Logs at the mill are worth $3 per 1,000 feet: stunipage is 50c to $1 per 1,000 feet; manufactured lumber, rough, is $8 to $10: dressed, $10 to S12; flooring, ceiling and siding, $18 to $25; clear finishing, $20 to $30: lath. $3; cedar shingles, $2 to $3 : brick, $7 to $9 ; lime, 50c per bushel ; sand, 75c to $1.25 per load: nails. 5c base rate. M ISC E L L A N E O U S IN F O RM A T IO N . Land may be taken under the homestead laws, and timber and stone land act. Mineral, coal and oil lands may be acquired here. The U. S. Revised Statutes give full information on these matters. flic climate of Flathead county is without extremes of heat or cold. In winter there are probably a dozen days when the temper­ ature is as low as zero, but rarely is it'that cold during an entire day . The \cold spells\ rarely exceed 10 degrees below, and last usually less than 48 hours. The temperature of the past winter av­ eraged 25 or upwards. * Flathead county has 25 well organized schobl districts, with good school houses and competent teachers. Churches of all prom­ inent denominations exist here. The educational facilities are ex­ celled by a very few counties in the Union. As a field for sportsmen there is no place on the Pacific coast supe­ rior to Flathead valley. A score of lakes and the streams are well filled with trout. The mountains, plains and hillsides offer attrac­ tions to the hunter in the way of deer, pheasant, chicken and grouse. Bear are found in the mountains and elk, mountain sheep, mountain goat are found by good hunters. Saddle horses sell here for from $15 to $30; work horses $40 to $100. 'Good milch cows are always worth $30 to $40. Hogs 3c to 40 live weight. Cable $2.50 to $4 per cwt. live weight. Butter 15c in summer to 30c in winter. Eggs 12c to 25c. It is not necessary to bring old furniture and house furnishings, as they may be procured of merchants here at reasonable prices. Living costs here about 20 per cent, more than in the Middle States. Board S4 to S7 per week. Houses rent frflni $5 to $25, according to size and location. Flour retails at $2.25 to S3 per c w t; potatoes 50c to $1 per cwt.; cabbage $1 to $2 per cwt.; beans 4c to 6c per lb. Beef retails at 15c for choice cuts to 6c per lb. in quarters. Cord- wood $2.50 per cord delivered. There is no demand now or an early prospect lor laboring men. or mechanics. There is a field for wood working establishments, starch factories, mill men, experienced prospectors and for good farmers who can start out of debt. Teachirs, lawyers and other professions are well represented. Nearly every line of merchan­ dising is represented, but live men can always find a place. The rate on car-load of household effects front St. Paul to any station in Flathead valley is $90: less than car-loads, $1.10 per cwt. Round-trip passenger rates to homescekcrs. good 60 days, with stop-over, $60. For further information address any advertiser in this paper. CI 1 D Q P D I R P and get the News in O U D O U n l D L The Columbian. Kennedy & Decker, LIVERY.FEED& SALE STABLE First Class Rigs and Good Saddle Horses. Horses Boarfled Ry Day or Monti. B lacksmith Sttor in C onnection Tbtnl St. and First Aro. East. COLUMBIA FALLS. - MONT 2 The best investment—Flathead Valley. • Timber lands in forty acTe tracts, ■ covered with finest • Timber, at ten dollars per Merc, with from 5 Twelve to Fifteen thousand feet of saw-logs q -', on every acre 0 The cleared timber lands have the blackest, ■ The richest and most productive soil; these # \ lands are near J The railroad, and contain Pine, Fir, Bircli, 2 Tamarack, Spruce and Cedar trees, in - - large quantities. 2 W rite to C. S. GARRETT, # Reference: Columbia Falls, Montana. ■ M W>i. R e a d , Cashier, Bank of Columbia Falls.

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