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The only house in Helena that is prepared to show a Full and Complete Stock of Fall and Winter Dry Goods. Visitors in attendance at the air should bear this fact in mind, and avail themselves ofthe opportunity offered to select their Fall and Winter Wearing Apparel from the Largest, Best Selected, Lowest Priced House in Montana RETURED. lres GooIs and Silks LACES. kID GLOVES. The demand for Demi-Flounc- Wercidlatwkalrg Our buyers returned last week Our reputation in Dress Goods still continues. Can hardly We received last week a large inssil otnus a hardly simn forondrc m from the eastern markets, where renders it unnecessary to do shipment of our own direct in 4-' they have been for the past two more than say that our New Fall get enough of certain qualities to portation of the celebrated 0 0 months in search of the Latest Offerings are as fresh as a rose, supply the demand. We just re Styles and ideas pertaining to and as attractive as skill, good ceived it new lot of Alexandre the Dry Goods trade. That taste and long experience can Gream and Black AND S .., their efforts have proven success- make them. The fact that our ful, an inspection will show the special offerings in Liorraile 0 w gO largest and most varied assort- ALL SILK 0 0ment of NOVELTY Q ie c menrot ~F~I~E MEDDress Patterns Cliall y [a0s, ina i 1 , __ __and _OW PGED _in all the popular shades and r' 0-11 aE are under our exclusive control in matched patterns, from four to lengths, from four to twenty but -.4 DJY GOODS, and fifteen inches wide. They will ton, for evening and street wear, O e bositieIly Cannot soon go at the very low prices including the. very light shades O ever brought together in Mon- we are placing on them. of Gray, with Black stitching, for 0 p tana. Our efforts in the past to be Seen Elsew'here, Also all the popular and most street wear. Every pair of m ive d give the best and most satisfac- desirable colors in - Gloves sold over our counters * 0 + tory Dry Goods for the least pos- gives them a desirability even be-P . sible price, have placed us at the yond their intrinsic merit.-'ie W}\ih ` ANTJED U 0 head of our line of business, and needs of all are provided for in we are unquestionably selling such a manner in our Dress to be perfectly satisfactory in more Dry Goods to-day than any Goods department that no cus- for Neckwear and Dress Trim- every particular. Gloves fitted house in Montana. tonier need go away unsatisfied. mings. to the hands when desired. RALEIG H & CLARK E. HOLY COAT Of IBEVES. Fully a Millon Pilgrims Saw the Sacred Relic When Last Exposed. The Material of Which the Gar ment Was Made and Its Nature. Empress Helena First Obtained It-Where It Has Been Kept Throughout All the Centuries. On August 18th of the year 1844 there was exhibited in the cathedral of the ancient city of Troves, in Prussia, the most famous of all sacred relics, the "holy coat," a gar ment said to have been worn by Christ throughout his passion, his trial before Pontine Pilate and his agonizing journey to the spot where hiscrucifixion was carried out. Between the date mentioned and the sixth day of October, when the relic was again withdrawn from public gaze, over a million people, bishops, priests and laity, visited the cathedral of St. Pierre and feasted their eyes on the sacred robe, for the most part with wonderment and venera tion. On the 20th of this present month, after an interval of exactly forty-seven years, the "holy coat" will again be exposed to the view of all comers, no matter what their creed, and by virtue of an edict issued by the church through Bishop Felix, of the local diocese, remain so for a like space of time. The event, it is needless to say, has been for weeks and months awaited with the greatest interest by all true Catholics, not only of Germany, but of the whole old world. During this period the influx of pilgrims and visitors into the old cathedral city has been daily increasing until, from the latest accounts, their car riage and lodgement has become a serious question to the railroad authorities and the worthy burghers of Troves. No small pro portion of these travelers consist of the sick and maim, in whose minds is firmly riveted the idea that to touch or even look upon the sasred garment will insure a complete and instantaneons cure. Before entering into any history or description of the relic itself, a few words concerning its previous exhibi tion are given by A. C. Townsend in Harp er's Weekly. On that occasion pilgrims journeyed to Troms from all quarters of Europe, many of than forming themselves into large badde, with acolytes and banner-bearers marching before them, and marshalled by theirseveral village priests. Soon the good citizens of Treves found it impossible to lodge these footsore, weary travelers, and all but the first arrivals found themselves compelled to sleep on the floors and stairs of the few inns the city could boast of, in barns and outhouses, and even on the streets, with nothing for a pillow but their pilgrim's wallet. Few hours, however, were given to sleep, and before dawn of each new day a long line numbering many hundreds had formed be fore the cathedral, awaiting the opening of its doors. On many occasions this line of worn out but expectant pilgrims was con siderably over a mile in length. Even for the early birds favorably located near the doors four or five hours of waiting were necessary before they could hope to ap proach the altar and its precious relic. Men, women and children, even those in robust health, would faint and fall from the heat and fatigue; yet the throng knew nodiminishment, and through every hour of the day a steady procession passed around the interior of the building, each one finally making his or her oblation be fore the holy coat, and then at once retir ing. Invalids and 0-ipples by the hun dreds vowed afterwards that they had en tered the edifice sick and infirm, and had left it cured and whole in body. To quote some recent words of the present Bishop of 'rreves, to whom allusion has al ready been made: "Neither distance nor the difficulies of the journey did they shrink from; they held themselves amply rewarded for their labors if for some moments only they might see the holy relic. My late pre decessor, Bishop Arnoldi, proclaimed in the cathedral to all people-and trust worthy records ratify his words-that the Almighty Himself, through many miracu lous cures, notified to the world how no ceptable the devotion to the holy coat was to Him." And now a few words to the relic itself. First, as to the actual garment. The coat is a loose tunic with abort wide sleeves,sim ple in fjrm, and of coarse material, its present color-though this perhaps may be the result of age-being a dark and rusty brown. The most curious outward feature of the garment is that it is entirely without a seam or join, which fact accounts for its frequent nomenclature as the "seamless" coat. It is perfectly devoid of any bind ing or ornamentation whatever. Its meas urement from the extremity of one sleeve to the other is five feet and as many inches; in length, from the collar to the lower edge, it is five feet and two inches. In several places the coat is worn and al most threadbare: some dark stains which it bears are said, though such theory is en tirely imaginative, to arise from the wounds of the bruised and bleeding body it once covered. The history of this venerated relic-to the minds at least of those whose religion bide them venerate it-is plain and sufficiently well authenticated. It was obtained by the Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, during her sojourn in the Holy Land, and presented by her on her return to T'rrves, then the capital of iBelgic Gaul and residence of the Roman empe rors, to the cathedral of the city. This was during the episcopate of Agritius, and some time between the veer; 314/and 134. That the empress did make some such gift is proved by an ancient ivory, for centuries in the possession of the cathedral, which represents her seated at the church door awaiting the arrival of a procession closed by a chariot in which two ec clesiastics are standing on guard before a chest containing some precious gift. The ivory was carefully examined and its legend sustantiated by the Archirological society of Frankfort in the year 1845. e At the close of the twelfth century the holy coat was translated from the choir its first resting place-to the high altar of the cathedral, and, after an interval of 300 years, was exhibited 'for the veneration of the faithful" in 1512. During the wars and and stormy times of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it was deposited for security first at the castle of Ehrenbreit stein, and later at Augsburg. From this latter hiding place it was removed in the year 1810 by special permission of the first Napoleon, and restored with great cere mony, to the cathedral of Treves, then, and until the treaty of 1815, a French possesason. In spite of the chaotic troubles through which all Europe was then passing, over 227,0(0) pilgrims journeyed to the city to celebrate the restoration of the relic. The exhibition of the holy coat in 1814 left a mark, and almost an indelible one, upon the history of the Rowan Catholic church. 'The excitement caused by the pilgrimage of a million smls to one small Prussian town was is nothing compared with subsequent events which arose solely from the action of the church in allowing the relic to be displayed and worshipped. Certain members of the church, stigma tized then and now as rationalists, took offense at the proceedings, and argued in writing not only against the authenticity of the holy coat. but against the advisabili ty of thus working upon the feelings and credulity of such vast numbers of their fel low-religionists. Fair Sround Trains. The Montana Ccntral will run trains at frequent intervals during each day to the fair grounds. Avoid the rush and delay at depot and fair ground ticket othices by purchasing re turn tickets which are on sale at reduced rates at Montana Central city ticket office, also by conductors of the electric railway. i. H. LANoliE, General Ticket Agent. AT A SACRIFICE. After an extraordinary rush upon our stock of Wines, Cigars and Liquors, after our positive announcement that we must close out, we have now on hand that must be closed out immediately Fifty-Five Barrels of Bond & Lillard Spring of 1887 Whiskies, Besides numerous other brands, that we will close out either in part, by the gallon or barrel, or the entire outfit, at PRICES THAT WILL ASTONISH YOU. Cigars, Wines and Fancy Liquors are still being offered at PRICES NEVER BEFORE HEARD OF. We wish to announce to the family trade that we are able to stock their cel lars and pantries with the most delicious Whiskies, Wines and Fancy Liquors at prices never before heard of. We still wish to impress upon the minds of the public that when we say that we must positively close out WE MEAN BUSINESS. Give us a call. I. L. ISRAEL & CO. THE COOK AMALGAMATOR. THE COOK AMALGAMATOR may take the place of the ordinary mill tables and operate close up to the batteries, or it works with splendid results on the tailings from other amalgamating devices. It is CHEAP. DESIRABLE AND EFFICIENT, and will save ninety-nine per cent. of all the metals which will amalgamate, no matter how fine, and the Uoured quick in the tailings from other amalgamating apparatus. 1 here are very many places is Montana where the Cook Amalgamator will pay for itself every month. I Will Guarantee Satisfaction Where I Advise the Purchase. SEND FOR CIRCULAR. G. C. Swallow, Helena, Sole Agent for Montana. Having declined the plate of State Mine Inspector, I am now prepared to examice and report on mines, and aid in buying and selling the same. I have halt forty-five years' experience in mining. G. C. SwAraInw. See Amalgamator at my Office from 9 to 12 A M. THE OLDE=ST FIRM IN 'I'M-E I. *CLARKE1 CONRAD & CURTIN,* jIABDWJARE -STOVES. Refrigerators, We now have upon our floor ______________, the Finest and Most Complete LOWI Sprinklirs, Ice Bo0es, Lines of all kinds of Ice Cream HOUSE Garden Hose, Freezers, FURNISHING GOODS, Hose Reels, Hose Nozzles, and at prices to suit everybody. Lawn Mowers, *IRON AND STEEL MINING SUPPLIES.* TELEPIOTNE N. GO. S. MLIN ST.