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in peeyear~......... B 00 ** ZIi Lp * *shsr. . . 2 5 ;11 eitiy 0' year . 20 ,itl atlve find Tam qn lp at their trtorite 4A sa ad Metropolitan. New eppolls Baldwi an d Palace, iet Myermett, Batt; Leland l Htel, mai consider herseol out S-fr onveantion honors. The i started from that town in andin 1888, and they didn't get " s a e prediction that the demo. S I not hold their national con Ses*t of Chicago, and the chances tht' t' will meet in a city much Stwrd the occident. - M ills is elevated to the speaker tiheet tariff measure will not be a W ~4i b Will it be the Crisp bill, the bill, the Wilson bill or the br ill that will wake the echoes Sp, W, W.W Dixon carried an S1 hetlyt level head to Washington, 1 ike will not bring it back swelled 1 ' I . plzaease too large, either. The eat~~ei aInter Mountain will please ajake±snote of this. ,Tax demands of holiday advertisers .mripel ,:temporary enlargement of THE apirqa asv in order to give our read i thi tUaual amount of news space. Lntanabhas been prospered in every a( y this year and everything points to : lagely.lnoteased holiday trade. ;VxIs New York delegation that went bo , Wtaishington to invite the republi S:q:pgvention to that city made the i*i1 n their special train in four hours and.even minutes, the fastest time i vr ;made between the two points. But 0poike f them haven't got back yet. aUNDEr the new treaty between the 4UYtited States and Hawaii there is to be iabsolunte free trade between the two K bountries. This arrangement is hailed ' by the republican organs with great glee as a triumph of diplomacy. Had a e.mocratio administration gone so far Sow the same organs would howl. SBFca the prohibition of the sale of intoxicating liquors was enforced in Ieansas the druggists of that state re port an immense increase in the sales of ] hitters and tonics, quinine, antipyrine easd other stimulating drugs. Now the ' question is, shall our laws prohibit the :ale of all those articles by which people Snfliot injury upon themselves? ONLY nine alliance congressmen will go ito the caucus of that party on Sat turday. They do not constitute a bal ance of power between the other parties, and their flocking by themselves will not be of the slightest consequence. They may vote with the republicans if they choose, and the democrats will still have a hundred majority to spare. Con. W. F. SANDERS has been inter viewed in St. Paul, and declares for Blaine. Mr. Power is suspected of leaning the same way. These two, with the esteemed Herald and Inter Moun tain, constitute the republican big four, but they will be no match for Carter and R. B. H. when it comes to getting a delegation from Montana WHAT are brother Blaine's views on the silver question? Does he stand in With brother Harrison in his opposition to free coinage? We have never heard that he protested against the presi dent's views and we have yet to discover p.Maine man who has favored the free coinage of silver. Of course the Inter MJountain will not commit itself to brother Blaine's support until it finds Qut whether he is with us. SUPERINTENDENT PORTER is rushing into the newspapers with an account of how he has managed the census. Ho should not be in a hurry. One of the first acts of the new house of represen tatives will be the appointment of a committee to investigate his olllce and lay before the country the inside work ing of the great political machine that be has been manipulating in the inter eats of the republican party. Ex-SENATOR WARN.Nir Miil,nER, who Was snubbed and ignored by the presi I Gent in forming. the cabinet and in the ;:'Patter of appointments in New York, Was asked in Chicago to name his choice -tor president. "That I must decline to disouss,' he said. Mr. Miller does not s peed to discuss the question. The Slump of the Miller vote from Fassett in the rural districts of New York speaks louder than words. It is Mr. Miller's -notice to Benjamin Harrison that he pannot carry New York without the aid pt Warner Miller. "TTna Hon, Russell B. Harrison made a porry failure in, attempting to play the S nle of political peacemaker in Pennsyl Mania, and the republicans of the Key stone state remain obdurate in their op poitilon to. "pa." Pennsylvania very ia lturally will vote for Pig Iron McKin ;-i io the convention. It. B. H. should e to Monptana and look after bher Iýtlen. °"Sanders and Power are not 4 a teOa to overcome as Quay and kn, Yei prince easily vanquished ot4eo, pair in the Helena post ti4r, andAhe ought to be able to Statl convention without *lwmSggle. It was a newspapier man, and a long ourse of journallstio training, it might safely be presumed, had brought the digestive apparatus of his mental powers into superb condition. Into the niceties of biblical exigeosis he could enter with the keenest zest, and his report of a dog-fight was instinctive with grips and gore. At amorous length he would di late upon the motif of a Wagnerian opera, and he was never more at home than in the bitter repartee of a political ward meeting. Feats, such as these, that seemed to write him down a marvel of erudition, a kind of periptatetic enoy clopedia, ho made light of. They, were simply the tricks of his trade. But, whoen he emerged from a theosophio lecture, he had to confess himsolf for once nouplussed. His experience of theosopihy reminded him of the sti dents, who soughtilegel himself for the correct interpretation-- indeed, for any interprotation of a passage in one of the master's treatises. Long and curiously the philosopher gazed at it. "My friend," ut last he broke the silence, "when I wrote that, only God and I know what it meant. Now, I have for rotten." Ignorance as blank as this is8 inexus- v able. When ignorance affects the belief f of future millions, it is worse. So at least bclieves some evangelistic commit- I tee in the city of New York. They have ° girded up their loins, and the benighted a provinces of this great country are to I be nourished on the spoon-moat of t theosophio literature, on theosophio r pap, until they can bear the strong i meat of believers. The first fruits of a the modern crusade have come to hand G in the shape of a modest leaflet. But a with its shape its modesty ends. Like its great prototype, John the Baptist, it is nothing if not iconoclastic. Th'is gen eration has bowed the knee to Banl. t We are the victims of creeds. We s strain at gnats and swallow camels. We a are eternally hair-splitting in matters of s religious bh lief entirely remote from practical life and incapable of proof. s And the result? "The various sects have not made this earth more worthy of the s divine care, or diminished the evils a which religion should cure. As conser- d vators of morals, abaters of sin, regener- c ators of society, churches are assuredly a lamentable failure. It is not merely ° that society remains unregenerated, but t that nobody now expects them to re- t generate it." What! Nobody! Well, b hardly anybody. u What the churches have failed to do i1 theosophy sets forth to accomplish. C Not, the pamphlet assures us, by a new platform or by a new church, but by "an object and an impulsion hitherto untried." Theosophy abolishes, we are told, the cause of all the sin, and most v of the misery, of life; and that cause is p selfishness. From selfishness flows the a darksome flood of all the mean and bit- p ing passions, and selfishness erects our v jails, our workhouses and our gibbets. o Abolish sellis!rness, and we shall have as land without courts, prisons and police men; a society without peculation, chicanery or deceit. But, admits the leaflet, it has heard of the parable of the good Samaritan. I How is thecsophy prepared to make t into a living quality what the churches have never failed to inculcate as a Christian duty? In two ways. This unfamiliar system "sounds ceaselessly r the truth that every act of right or I wrong sl'had. recoivo its due reward," and i it further holds "that every man is the t framer of his own destiny." What a man sows, that shall he also reap, is one ' of the war-cries of theosophy. Reap it in the fullest sense. No vicarious atone ment does theosophy permit. Every debt must be paid by or to the indi vidual himself. It need not be in one life, for no one life is sufficient for a man's development. "Again aidl again he must come to earth, to taste its quality, to lay up its experience and its discipline." Each career on earth deter mines the nature of its successor. The hardy pioneer of to-day may be the rein carnation of soume luxurious Roman of eighteen hundred years ago, and in future times the Karmic chain may bring to that same pioneer in other shape the rewards of his present life of toil and self-denial. Men, not at some time, but at all times, are masters of their fates. Free-will is supreme. Election, predestination, foreordination this terrible leaflet swoeeps into a corner I and labels priestly lumber. It will have none of a belief that shifts responsibility or paralyzes effort. "No Divinity will greet the conqueror as a favorite of Ieaven; no Demon will seize the lost in a predestined clutch. What we are we have made ourselves; what we shall be is ours to make." TI-IE ('HRISTI'MAS HARPER. hlarper's Magazine for December is a brilliant Christmas number, unrivalled in the beauty, appropriateness, and interest of its contents. It opens with a superbly illustrated article on "The Annunciation."' by Henry Vian Dyk, including among its pictu eos reproductions from the famous ipaintings of Fra Angelico, Hotticelli, Van- der W.ydeo, and others of the old maastera. Winu. McLennan, the new Canaidian writer, contributes a Christmas legend, "La Mosse de Miinuit," which is appropriately and beautifully illustrated by C. S. Reinhart. Another strikingly attractive feature of the number is a musical pastoral. "The Maid's Choice," composed and written by W. W. Gilchrist, and comprised in a series of eleven quaint drawings by Howard Pyle. Au article which will receive much atten tion and provoke no little discussion is con tributed by Mark 'lwainu. and Is entitled "Mental 'l elecraphy-A Manusaript with a lhstor." i'ihakespeare's comedy, Measure for Measure, is beautifully illustrated from drawingsi by 'Ediar A. Abbey, anutL appro prla:tely dicsribeld and commeneted upon by Andrew lasig. Walter Iltllant dso'iblua "A Walk in Tudor Lonion" in coos panv with John Stow, the fr-sious antirlqunry, including a visit to the oldl (elisie theater and IiFalcon inn as they were in the days of Queen Elizibeth. Julianl I Ialph sontribntes anotlmer sketch of ,cr- cosonsl obs-rvation anud adviouture in thibo far northlwevet, entitled "Charteriing a Nationi." Swhich is fully illustrated with character imtic drawings by Frederio Rtcsnington. 'the fiction of the numbr includes the follow ing compluto storses: "My Cousill the )Colunal," by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, illus I trated by Reinhart; "Her First Appear anse," by Richard Harding Davis, illus pek º by Gibedi; 'A Atud aipula% rby F. D. Milletl saud "At La Gloriaene," by M. E. M. Davis, illustrated by Smedley. The poems, all illustrated, are by James Rluseell Lowell, Annie Fields and Hlarriot Prescott Spofford. the distntitive holidaycharacter of this number pervades also the editorial departments. George William Curtis calls attention to "Poor Richard's Christmas Sermon," and the lessons it conveyed to its readers more than a century agot William Dean Howells relates another Christmas dream of Altruria; and Charles Dudley Warner offers some pertinent sugneetions to those who are anxious about the fate of "the dearest holiday of all the year." Degradation by P'enluons. Only those may speak with fte3dom and by authority on the subject of the diagrace of our pension legislation, in whose name and for whose benefit pension laws have been enaotod. I have earned the right to speak. I stood in the ranks, a loyal volnuteer, in 1861, and heard the hissing balls when the first guns were fred at the skirmish of Blacnokburn's Ford, three days before the first battle of Bull Run. I marched with my company at the last trand review at Washington, in 18805. I lost not a day fIom service between those dates, except when disabled by a wound received at the battle of Fair Oaks. No man can say of me that I am not with those who demand pensions for loyal ser vice, because 1 did not serveo or did not suf - fer. I have written my record with my blood. I am not with the mercenary horde who demand pensions for duty done, be cause my loyalty is not, and never was, for sale. What would be a just basis for pensioner. In forming the legislation of the country, fa the clamoring of the dishonorable should be not be considered. When the pension-roll pr is relieved of all those who are not in need. m and all who are willing to earn a living if a at fitting opportunity is found for them, those he that remain will only be very few who can, va under the most favorable circumstances th that can be found for them, earp only to partly enough to supportthemselves n oom- hi fort; those who can do nothing towards their own support; and those who can earn nothing, and who periodically roquire the m aid andattendance of other persons, To ci each of these classes abundance should be th given. No honorable person will for an in- wl stant withhold from such as they the full on sympathy and support which are their due. M When the pension-roll has been so sifted, st; some dregs may be left-moral and physi- mn cal wrecks who have reached the lowest oh depths of degradation, and are unworthy He of consideration, except as paupers. m I am of the opinion that a close canvass wl of all loyal volunteers will result in secur- th ing the active support of at least a hundred in thousand real veterans for such a reform of all the pension laws as will change the legal sa basis of the claim from "support by man- po ual labor" to impairment of earning capac be ity," sad, further, provide that no claimant on shall receive payments when not in need or to while earning a comfortable living by pub- he lie or private employment. More than this, al; I believe that, when the reasons for and the th nature of the reform demanded are once oil properly understood, large numbers of loyal or volunteers who are now receiving pension th payments that they accept as an honorable expression of the nation's gratitude and ap preciation (but who are not in need) will in willingly see their pension certificates can- Pa celled, rather than allow their honorable co service to be used as a cover for pensioning Ei the dishonorable and undeserving.-Lient. H Ailed R. Foote in the December Forum. hi TI A Description of Tennyson. at Everybody knows by photograph the id manner of man Lord Tennyson is,-surely a a beautiful face, if ever the adjective could of be applied to masculine features, and never more beautiful in any stage of life than now, when age has fixed all the finer so features, and lent them a new dignity and of majesty. Everybody is familiar with the Ci broad forehead, the clear, deep eyes, the a strongly cut nose and finely chiseled lips, T the long hair fringing those temples,- a; shrines of high thought-and the genial, Q massive and commanding aspect of the F poet. Albeit past his eighty-second birth- it day, Lord Tennyson's figure is only weak- d ened, not broken, by age. His hair pre- a serves much of its old, dark color, and, ex- ii cepting in places, is hardly more than fa "sable-silvered." His spirit is as alert, e his glance as keen and alight, as ever. is Though he does not rise upon our entrance, a. making no ceremony with friends, he leads ci at once an animated conversation. It is a si summer day, or rather early autumn; but g the weather has been chilly, and the winds are blowing from that dismal quar ter the east, so that the poet is wearing a loose wrapper, and around his neck a white silk handkerchief loosely it knotted, By the way, on the left side of his neck there lodges a small brown birth mark, very characteristic, as if a drop of dalk wine had dropped there and had stained the skin. His hands are manly and powerful in outline, but delicate and finely formed, as those of a poet should be. On his head, as an additional protection from the caprices of the English weather, he wears a small black velvet cap. These pre cautions are the more necessary, because not long ago he was suffering sadly from rheumatism and bronchitis, which at one a time, indeed, filled all his friends with anx iety, and became for weeks toethe.,r a na tional concern. And a certain shadow overhangs the hospitable abode, moreover, from the illness of Lady Tennyson (always a groat invalid, but recently and to-day in positive danger), so that our tilst inquiries are made in an anxious and subdued ton e; nor does the conversation fairly commence till we have been a little reassured by the last report of the doctor. We shall not see the gentle face of the poet's wife to-day, she is hopelessly imprisoned in her room; Sbut upon the wall hangs a oharmiig por trait of her in oils, by Watts. and she is known far and wide in the neighborhood for her kindness of heart and graceful charities.---Sir Edwin Arnold, in the De comber Forum. I ,Jes' Like ,a Book. Manh it would be cruel to give his namno, he is so sousitive. ulioea it to say that he is a tragedian with a capital "T" and is hopo lessly enamored of himealf. Never was a man's profession writ so plainly upon face _ and attire. "Actor" has been stamped upon him by an invisible hand, and every movemuent marks him for a 'I'hesian. In company with a low-comedy acquaint ance he recently dio;,ped into a Eixti: ave Snue tonsorial emporium end wis handed r over to a colored manripulator of the razor. 'Tle usual remarks about the weather and politics ensued, a:d finally the converan tion turned upon physiognumy. "Yes, sah," remarked tihe barber, "I kin read a pusson's face jes' like a book, sah! Te11 their perfelsion, if they've got one, an' what perfesiron they oughter follow if they ain't." "Indeed," queried the tragedian through r his mask ol lather, "and Inow, rlly good tman, what lane of work would you suggat for ilts" Tie physiogeotnPit looked upon his rquis tioeer's feature-S loIg antd illttllyt, tlleiu with an upward swish of the razor hie mor Sinaled the stngle word, "rjihoestore." Of course that ribald low-comedy no quaintanuce had to tell everyJody, and now he and tile tragedian do not spleak.-New York Advertiser. mnull- la1 w APrn. United tat. ITti*Ihal Fora'doy s UHt pretend to be asn authority on the d.enda ion of a joke, thon.h he knows whin a joke pleases him. If there wee any fan l1 'the curious mitoure in the Herald last evening he has not yet discerned it and he is wholly unable to understand how it af forded so much amusement for the popu lace. A correspondent from Deer Lodge writes to know it four aces and a king beat four aces and a deuce. He is informed that the ownership of a podt under those unusual conditions depends entirely on the'temper ament of the players. In another column will be found a deflni tiou of "straight goods" submitted during the Barnum trial by a Cascade county lex icographer named Lee. He informed the court that straight goods is something peo ple do not get tangled up on. This, of course, is contra distinctive to wet goods, or, for that matter, green goods, a line of merchandise now to be had in this town at reduced bargains. How far down Main street will the paving go before spring? might be an interesting theme of discussion for a local debating society. A postal card from Philadelphia, Pa., re quests for a heart-broken mother the pub lioation of this notice: "Dear Frank: Send one line to save vine." A pathetic story would follow if all the facts hidden in this touching appeal could be strung together. The central figure is probably a wild boy who came west to make his fortune, failed, and has drifted about from bad to worse. The reader who has such a fellow in mind may perform a valuable service by calling his attention to this notice, or by sending any information to Lizzie Devine, Twenty-fifth and Callow hill streets, Philadelphia, Pa. Hon. Marcus Lissuer, the senior alder man of the First and the watchdog of the city treasury for many years, can see a hole through a millstone quicker than most men who serve the city's welfare. He has been one of the most energetic opponents of the Main street paving proposition as it now stands. Mr. Lisener has talked of legal measures to stop the work and bases his objection on high constitutional grounds. He has made a critical study of that instru ment and is satisfied that the proceeding is wholly illegal. Now come the pavers and throw down the defi by commencing work in front of the Mineral Springs hotel. The alderman said yesterday that the whole scheme was as plain to him as a circus poster. The contractors expect him to begin legal proceedings and to begin at once. Cold weather may come at any time to stop work and the paving people will have leisure for all winter law suits. The alderman, however, declines to put up all the money to defend the interests of the citizens, as he terms the issue, but he promises that the contractors will have aUll the law they want before next year. Mr. Gilkeson and Miss Soribner who were interested in the Humane Journal at St. Paul, are well remembered in Helena. Ac cording to advices in yesterday's INDEPEND ENT, Miss Scribner was thrown out of the Humane Journal's office by the publisher himself. She accordingly had him arrested. This is a rather embarrasing situation from an humane stand point and suggests the idea that humanity as well as charity should begin not only at home, but in the office. Helena theater goers are enjoying a sea son of drama in which the infant prodigies of the stage figure largely. Little Laura Crews, with the Grismer-Davies company, is a bright little girl and a charming actress. The U and I company now at Mings, has an infant danseuse, and on jriday young Georgie Cooper will appear as little Lord Fauntleroy. There is a popular notion that infant precocity for stage work is very dif ficult to find and very valuable when se cured. Mrs. Grismer said, during her stay, that this is a mistaken impression. It is far easier to secure a child "artist" than a good stock actor. The youngster's acting is not necessarily to be termed procooity for according to Mrs. Grismer, any bright child r can be easily trained to do a part. It is t simply a matter of brief time and a fair de s gree of patience. Nanmi Lodge No. 1, D. or it. The above lodge ments at Odd lillows Hall this evening (Thur.dayn at 7::l0 o'clouk. Itegn lar mnetings first and third iThuredays. Hojourn ing members are cordially invited. MMcR. KATE I1O0E01, N. G. MIsS LULU RrnT, Becretary. Myrtle Lodge No. 3. Meets evwry Thursday. liegular meeting of nsove lodge Swill la hld this 'l hureday evn lug at ight. o'clock shlarp. So jtuarning brothors are kindly in vited to attend. O. W. JACKSON. JAcoB Loo, C. C. K. of R. anol H. IMings Opera House 4 J. C. leESINQTON. MANAAGER. S Friday and Saturday. Dec. 4 and 5,. SATURDAY HATINEE. -The greatest of all plays I.ittle ELord Fauntleroy --WITnI LITTLE GEORGIE COOPER Supported by Henry T. Freneh's New SYork comuany of players under the per I sonal direction of Mr. Phil. Bay. Seats on sale Thursday at Pope & O'Con- not's drug store. No advance in prices. ' 1ANCH OF 2,000 ACRES SWell improved and thorouqhly 1ir 1! rigated, on fine range. A great 1' bargain. W. E. COX, GOLD BLOCK. LINDSAY & CO. Wholesale and Retail Fruits and Produce. Specialties: iuttler. Eggs. Fruit. \'egelables W lfi.-, Poetltry, Oyslters. SI and A kdwazds Street. heleaa, Montana. This Space is Reserged for G. B. JAGQUEMIN & GO., 27 Main Street, J-elena. MING'S OPERA HOUSE TUESDAY, DEC, 8. Qreat Musical Treat. Mendelssohn QUINTETTE CLUB OF BOSTON, ASSISTED BY Miss Marie Barnard THE GREAT PRIMA DONNA. Tickets at Pope & O'Connor's. MING'S OPERA HOUSE J. C. Remington, - - - Manager TWO NIGHTS ONLY. WEDNESDAY TRSDAY I DEC. 2 & 3 The Laughing Festival-The Whizzing, Rippling, Fun, Riot, Acted by that Jolly Dialect Comedian, JOHN T. KELLY, And Lederer's Comic players, including DUTCH DALY AND FLORINE WEST The farce comedy of the eanson by a veri table congregation of fun makers. U and I is without doubt the queen of soreaming comedies. Sale of seats will ojeon at Popo & O'Connr's drug etore Inosday Morning. $500 Reward FOR TUE DI)SCOVERY OF BODY OF JOHN M'PHEE, lost in the mounoains in atetr 1, do County weat of Ill oini and oulth of lUtoton. Mr. McPlre wea ab ut I f.et, 11 in'be In hel h, and weighed about 1t) 1,,ound. lie lihad bloc yeoa, brown hair, a radihi brown full beard trimmaed oediu cloes, and a eaar on the ,Igllt tG.llpl. was lent seeu W.unoeeday afternoon, Mtlemlber :ii, about three ,ille rat of the ion tario tloes. Il had i glaselels and wore a idark I suit of cloth's, dark spriig ovrcoat andr dark cirilg hat. lit oarried a uold Iuntlng raase walch with bin name si eravrd on the iunehn raane. Addrsa informnation to The Uran, liepublle Miannlg Co.. Helena, Mont 'a lGn (iiAN RitRti ,Ifi Msitne (c,, l4 I 4,ll LMwaziT of AzsaluA. DBecember .-. .. -,--Attractiens FROM NOW UNTIL THE HOLIDAYS We will display novelties in our line useful for presents. Those lesiring to make their selections should do so now, avoiding the rush and having the advantage of selecting from a large and well assorted stock. We call especial attention to our magnificent line of Men's, Boys' and Gkildren's Suits, IN THE PREVAILING SHADES. OVERCOATS FOR MEN AND BOYS. Our Mr. L. Gans, who is now in Europe, has added materially to our Furnishing Goods line, having sent us many Novelties, Foreign and Fashionable. Among them are: J-laberdashery, Dress Skirts, Robes de Ghambre, Robes de Nuit. . Smoking Jackets, J-losiery, Bath Jobes, Umbrellas, Ganes. A glance at 6ur line will convince you that we utter no idle boast in claiming to display the finest line west of 1New York. 5 FLOORS- FULL OF NEW GOODS--6 FLOORS II Elevator (inspected) to all floors. 3 jG7NS&KLEIN Leading Clothiers, Hatters and Haberdashers.