The Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1891-1897, August 20, 1896, Image 3

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FAMOUS BRYAN SENTENCES. I’llrnirra)ilm from Specche* that llavi Attracted World Wide Attention. Excerpts that Give an Idea of Mr Bryan’s Power In Debate-They Show a High Regard fcr thi fare of the Common People. Mr. Bryan’s groat oratorical ability and forceful expression of his vi have made him famous. Some cerpta are given: They call that mau a statesman whose ear is tuned to catch the slight­ est pulsations of a pockotbook, aud denounce as a demagogue any who dares to listen to the heart-beat of humanity. The poor man who takes property by force is called a thief, but tbo creditor who can by legislation mako a debtor pay a dollar twice as largo as he borrowed is lauded as a friend of sound currency. The man who wants the people to destroy the gov­ ernment is an anarchist, but tho man who wants the government stray the peoplo is a patriot. Some, who are ready to i power of tho government to limit the supply of money in order to prevent injustice to the creditor, are slow to admit the right of the government to increaso tho currency when necessary to prevent iujustico to tbo debtor, f denounce that cruel interpretation of governmental power which would grant the authority to starve, but would withhold the authority to feed our people—which would pormit contraction of our currency even tbo destruction of all prosperity, but would prohibit tho expausion of currency to keep pace with the gr ing nation! The gentlemen who are so fearful of socialism when the poor empted from on income tax view with indifference those methods of tax­ ation which give the rich substantial exemption. They weep more be­ cause * 16000,000 , is to be collected from the incomes of the rich than they do at the collection of * 300000 , ,- 000 upon tho goods which the consume. And when an attempt is made to equalize these burdens, not fully, but partially only, the people of the south and west are called an­ archists. I deny the accusation, sirs. It is among the people of the south and wost, on the prairies and in the mountains, that you find the staunch­ est supporters of government and the best friends of law and order. You may not find among the great fortunes which are accumulated in cities nor will you find the dark shadows which these fortunes throw over the community, but you will find those willing to protect the rights of property, even while they demand that property shall bear its share of taxation. You may not find among them as much of wealth, but you will find meu who are not only willing to pay their taxes to support the government, but are willing whenever necessary to offer up their lives in its defeuse. These people, sir, whom you call anarchists because Ibov usk that the burdens of government shall be equally borne, these people have ever borne the cross of Calvary and saved their country with their blood. I may be in orror, but in my hum­ ble judgment he who would rob man of his necessary food or pollute the springs at which he quenches his thirst, or steal away from him bis ac­ customed rest, or condemn his mind tc the gloomy night of ignorance, is no more an enemy of his race than the man who, deaf to the entreaties of the poor aud blind to the suffering be would cause, seeks to destroy one of the money metals given by the Almighty to supply the ueeds of commerce. The line of battle is laid down. The president's letter to Governor Northern expresses his opposition to the free and unlimited coinage Of silver by this count/y alone. Upon that issue the next cbngressiotialcon- test will be fought.! Are we depen­ dent or independent as a uatioot Shall we legislate for ourselves or shall we beg some foreign nation to help us provide for the finaucial wants of our own people? You may think that you have buried the cause of bimetallism; you may congratulate yourselves that you have laitLU»fi_free coinage of silver away in a sepulchre, newly made since the election, aud before the door rolled the veto stone. But, sirs, if our cause is just, as I believe it is, your labor I ias been in vain; no tomb was ever made so strong that it could imprisou a righteous cause. Silver will yet lay aside its grave clothes and its shroud. It will yet rise, anil in its rising and its roign will bless mankind. Alexander “ wept forothor worlds to conquer\ after he had carried bis victorious balmer throughout the then known world. Napoleon “re­ arranged the map of Europo with his word” amid the lamentations of those by whose blood he was exalted; but when these and other military heroes are forgotten, and their achievements disappear in the cycle's sweep of years, children will still lisp the name of Jefferson, and freemen will ascribe due praise to him who filled tho kuoeling subject's heart with bopo sod bade him staud erect—i sovereign among his peers. Instructing Clerks. It is a fact not generally known that salesmen and clerks who hnvo learned thoir business with John Wanamaker, in Philadelphia, have no difficulty in obtaining positions elsewhere. Mr. Wanamaker keeps part of whose work is to ii struct the now poople in their duties e that they perform them properly. They are first taught how to keep a sale schedule, then how talk business to a customer, the best ways of caring for stock, and so Unless a beginner shows aptitude for busiuess ho uevor gets boyond his probationary period. Tho efficient ones, whon they find their way blocked to preferment by old, true and tired seniors, go to cities, where they are eagerly snapped up by good livo firms. Vacation Time _ ... hand and is gladly welcomed by all, especially those whose duties life have caused them to groatly n down their systom to meet the requirements, physical aud mental, forced upon them. With those and others, it is important, whether at home, at tl* seashore or iu tho country, that some thought be givon to diet, and as further assistance to nature, a good building-up mediciuo like Hood's Sarsaparilla had best be resortod to. If tho digestion is poor, liver depngod and frequent head­ aches ?seem to be .the rule Hood's will chango all this and enable every­ one to return to their home and busi­ ness in a refreshed state of mind and bodily health. Stylish Equipage*. At Newport and Saratoga this Bea­ rn a fad in equipages imported from Paris is to have everything white- - white harness glittering with silver. The Paris correspondent of Vogue thus describes the rig in which the young Ducheesde Brissac driving in the Boise: \She was driving a white lacquered phaeton drawn by two superb chestnuts, caparisoned with white aud silver. She herself was clad in white pique a sailor hat of white glaze encircled by a broad white moire rib- fastened on the left side by a silver fleur de lis. She looked a veri­ table dream of spring, and youth, and lovoluess. and did one’s heart look at, and beside her, in the phaeton, sat bolt upright a 'Laverock' pointer dog, which is sup be almost unique in point of beauty and value.” leprosy Spreading. A leper was recently picked up in the Paris streets. The incident made doctor furnish figures regard­ ing the prevalence of the disease in ~ It is quite common in France; more common in Spain and Portugal, and in Norway there are 800 sufferers. Swodou reports 462 of the dread disease. It is eeti mated that British India has 100,000 Mark Hanna is keeping bis candi­ date at home and doing the talking himself. McKinley, Mark, Money and Monopoly is a poor battle cry Abandoned Gases A comparatively large number of cases which are so successfully treat­ ed by Com/tound Oxyyeu are what are known as abandoned ordesperate coses, many of them of a class which no physician of any school would un­ dertake to cure. They are, in part, such as have run the gauntlet of exper­ iments within the regular schools of medicine, and of quackery without, until between disease and drugs, the potieut is reduced to the saddest and most deplorable condition, and one from which relief scorns impossible. No treatment con lie subjected to _ iverer trial than is offered iu these . .ises. The marvel is that Doctors Starkey <fc Palen can effect a cure in so many instances. If yon need the help of such a treatment, write for information iu regard to its nature aud actioo, and it will be promptly sent free of charge—our book of 200 i^ome treatment is sent by oxpress to be used at home. Office treatment is administered hero. Consultation, either personally — by letter freo. A competent corps of physicians in attendance. Drs. STARKEY & PALEN, 1529 Arch St , Philadelphia, Pa. Kennedy & Decker, LIYEBY.FEED & SALE STABLE First Class Rigs and Good Saddle Horses. Horses Boarded by Day or Moath. B lacksmith S hop in C onnection Third St. and Pint A t *. Exit. COLUMBIA FALLS. - MONT. ABOUT THE FLATHEAD, Answers to Questions Now Be­ ing A sked by Homeseekers. The many inquiries which reach this office, and the residents of Flathead count). .Montana, show tliat 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. LO C A T IO N O F FLA T H E A D C O U I # Y . This is the northwest county of Montana. It is bounded on the north by the Canadian line, on the west by Idaho, on the south by the Flathead reservation and extends cast to the Blackfcct reserva­ tion. It is 190 miles across the county cast and west, and 115 miles north and south. The area is 9418’squarc miles. The county is four 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 road, the Great Northern's Pacific coast line passing cast and west through the county. The average altitude of Flathead valley is 2,800 feet above sea level RESO URCES AN D CH A R A C T E R ISTICS. The county is an admirable alternation of prairie land and timber. It may lie called a park region. Flathead lake, 30x10 miles; Swan lake, S\2 miles; McDonald lake. 16x3 miles; Whitefisli lake, 10x2 miles, arc the chief lakes, but there arc dozens of pretty water bodies in various parts of the county. Nearly every township lias a pretty lake. The Flathead river is joined at Columbia Falls by the South Fork and the North Fork rivers, and near Kalispcll the Whitefish am! Stillwater creeks add to the Flathead. The Middle Flathead and ;hc Two Forks rise in the mountains beyond the confines of the county. The Swan river and the Flathead river enter Flathead lake two miles apart .Along all these streams are timber abundant for the demands for many generations to come. Farming is the chief industry. Hut little open or prairie land is not occupied and claimed. Timber ranches along the bases of the hills tliat skirt the various valleys of the county arc still accessible to entry, but to the poor man they offer no’ immediate returns. Good farms (160 acres) can lie purchased attrom $1,200 to $5,000, depending on location and improvements. The yield of grains of all kintiajn Flathead valley is especially satisfactory. Wheat, 20 > 40 bushels; oats, 45 to 96 bushels. Vegetables thrive exception- lh- well. Small fruits grow to perfection, and the orchards bear out the assertion that this is a general fruit region, irrigation is not necessary. Coni is not a crop of this section. Barley, ry e, Hax, 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 pends here, as elsewhere, upon the farmer. Nature is bountiful with advantages. I-'lathcad county contains minerals in abundance. On every side of Flathead valley arc 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 are the centers of two rich mining disas 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 too miles in dimensions. The timber is white pine, yellow pine, tamarack, fir, cedar, spruce, birch and cottonwood. I-ogs at tho mill arc worth S3 per 1,000 feet; stumpage is 50c to $x per 1,000 feet; manufactured lumber, rough, is $8 to $10; dressed, $10 to $12; 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; saqj, y-.C. to $1.25 per load; nails, 5c base rate. “ MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION. 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. N. Revised Statutes give full information on these matters. The 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 tliat 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 school districts, with good school houses and competent teachers. Churches of all prom­ inent denominations exist here. The educational facilitie<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. Hie 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 4c live weight. Cattle $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 $4 to $7 per week. Houses rent from $5 to $25, according •o size and location. Flour retails at $2.25 to $3 per cwt.; potatoes 50c to $1 per cwt.; cabbage $1 to $2 per cw t: 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 for 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. Teachers, 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 from St. Paul to any station in Flathead valley is $90; less than car-load% $1.10 per cwt Round-trip passenger rates to homeseekers. good 60 days, with stop-over, $60. For further information address any advertiser in this paper. R . W MAIN & CO. SUBSCRIBE T h e l f o i u m b i a n . e W S I The best investment—Flathead Valley. Timber lands in forty acre tracts, I covered with finest j Timber, at ten dollars per acre, with from ! Twelve to Fifteen thousand feet of saw-logs | . on every acre 1 The cleared timber lands have the blackest, I The richest and most productive soil; these lands are near [ The railroad, and contain Pine, Fir, Birch, ■ Tamarack, Spruce and Cedar trees, in l large quantities. I Write to C. S. GARRETT, > Reference: Columbia Falls, Montana. I W m . R ead , Cashier, Bank of Columbia Falls. W e h!.ve a large stock of MASON’S FRUIT JARS ALL SIZES. J c l l y G lasses W ITH COVERS. A j a x B i c y c le s . $100, $75, $60, $55, $50. Juveniles, $45. With MORGAN & WRIGHT QUICK REPAIR TIRES, Punctures Repaired in Five Minutes without Removing Tire. ir ,. w . nvn^viisr &, co, COLUMBIA. F A L L S. M ON TAN A. ESTABLISHED IB77. CAPITAL, BBOO.OOO. proprietors or the M I N N E A P O L I S S H E E P S K I N T A N N E R Y , v i c t o r i a , b . c ., jas . mcmillan & co . M A I N H O U S E , 200 to 212 FIRST AVE. NQRTH, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. DEALERS AMD EXPORTERS BRANCHES: C. S. Hides, HELENA, MONT., - C**kt wd I m u St.. D r y H i d e s , Pelts, Furs, Wool, FINE NORTHERN FURS. WINNIPEG, MAN., 234 > _ CHICAGO, ILL., - TALLOW, EDMONTON, N.W.T., Juptr Art, 0,. Up*! Bask. OIN8ENC A 8ENECA ROOT. REFERENCES BY PERMISSION: SECURITY SANK Of MINNESOTA. | FIRST NATIONAL BANK, PEOPLE'S SANK, MONTANA NATIONAL BANK, , MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNEAPOLIS, I Liberal Advances Made on Shipments against Original jlill of Ladin SHIPMENTS SOLICITED. WRITE FOR CIRCULARS. 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 Nov. 1st. The Columbian and the Enquirer both one year for $1.75. Regular Columbian subscribers may have the Enquirer for 30c.

The Columbian (Columbia Falls, Mont.), 20 Aug. 1896, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.