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THE SACRED WHITE ELEIHANT.
BY GEORGE SAND. WRITTEN ESPECIALLY FOR THIE HELENA INDEPENDENWT. NE DAY WE MET AT M. LECH ie n's house, a rich English gentleman who had traveled extensively in Asia and who talked willingly of the curious and interesting things which he bad seen. As he was describing the manner of hunt ing elephants in the laos, 1M. Lechien asked if he had ever killed oneof these ani mals himself. "Never!" replied Sir William. "The elephant has always seemed to me so near to man in point of intelligence and reason that I should have feared to interrupt the career of a soul in the path of transforma tion." "Ahl" exclaimed somebody. "You have lived so long in India that doubtless you share the ideas about the migration of souls which prevails there." ' "'After a certain fashion, it is true," re plied the Englishman; "but we might find a more eatertaininu subject of converse tion for the children who are listening." "For my part," said one of the little girls, "this interests and pleases me. Could you tell me what I was before I was a little girl? I think myself that I must have been a bird, for I seem to be always regretting the time when I flew about among the trees and did exactly as I liked." "That regret may be a proof of recolleo tion." said rir William. "Each of us feels a predilection for some given animal, and an inclination to identify himself with that animal's impressions, as if he had already felt them on his own account." "What is the animal of your predilec tion?" I asked. "While I was English," he replied, "I placed the horse in the first rank. When I became an Indian I set the elephant before all others. In India everything tends to an idealization of the elephant. Hle is rev erenced everywhere in the past, under one form or another. I do not believe, what ever the old travelers may say about it, that he was ever personally worshipped as a Rod; but he has been, and still is. regard ed as a symbol and a palladium. The white elephant of the temples of Siam is always considered a sacred animal." "Tell na about the white elephant," cried the children. "Is he really white? Have you seen him?" "I have seen him, and it was while look ing at him in the midst of the triumphant feasts over which he seemed to preside that a singular thing happened to me-a thing which I hesitate to speak of, in real fear of not being able to convince you of my sin cerity." "But tell us; do tell us. We will not in terrupt or criticise." "I consent then," said Sir William. "If it was a simple dream that came to me dur. itg the ceremonies presided over by the white elephant, it was so precise and so striking that I have not forgotten its most trifling circumstance. I, too. had been an elephant, and what is more, a white elephant, and therefore a sacred elephant, and I reviewed my whole existence from my babyhood in the jungles and forests of the peninsula of IKalasia. It is with that country, then so little It is with that country, then to little known to Enrope ms, that my first mnm oties are connected, and with a time which must diati"'back to the most flourishing period of Buddhism. I lived in that strange desert, the golden Chersoneens of the an cients, a peninsula three hundred and fifty leagues long and thirty leagues wide. It is, in fact only a range of mountains thrown out into the sea and crowned with forests. These mountains are not very lofty, but by reason of their isolated positions between two seas they are imposing. Their slopes are in nlaces inaccessible to man. He had gained no mastery there at the time of which 1 speak. I grew up free and happy on these heights, in the sublime light of a pure and ardent sky, cooled by the eleva tion and by the bleezes from the sea. How beautiful it was, that sea of Malasia, with its theaosands of green isles and its rooks as white as alabaster, on the deep blue of the waves. "In the rainy season, inthe shelter of the giant trees, we enjoyed the warm moisture of the foliage. 'I he vigorous vegetation, a little beaten down under the heat of the torrid summer, seemed to share our well being, and to drink afresh from the sources of life. We slept in the perfumed shade of mangoes, bananas, bahnlm trees and oinna mon trees. 1We had more plants than we needed for the satisfaction of our vast but frugal appetite. We despised the treacher ons carenivo:es; we never allowed titers to approach our pastu: age. Antelopes, oryxes and apes sought our protection. Beautiful birds slighted on our nodies and assisted in our toilet. "My mother and I lived alone, not ming ling with the reuulerous herds of common elephants. who were smaller and of a dif ferent color. I do not know whether we wole of a different race from them. The white elephant is so rare that he is re carded as an a.normaly, iand the Indians consider him an rncarnation of the divin ity. When such an animal dies in a Hin don temple he rec'eives the funeral honors of a king, and many years often go by be fore his successor can be found. "We we:e what are called solitaires. We found none to dispute a place with un. We wandered from ohre region to another on this mountain chain, according to our cap rice or to our need of food. "My noble mother loved me, took me everywhere with her, and lived only for me. She taught me to worship the sun, and to kneel every morning at his glorious appear ance, raising my white and satin-skinned trunk to salute the father and king of the earth. Our thoughts were lofty and our hearts were full of tenderness and inno cence. "One morning thirst obliged us to de scend the bed of one of those torrents which snrine in rarid. eraceful leans from the soend the bed of one of those torrents which spring in rapid, graceful leaps from the mnountain-top down to the son. It was near the end of the dry season. 'the spring which trickles from the summit of Mount Ophir had not poured a single drop into its mossy basin. We wanted to reach the jun gle. where the torrent had formed a series of little lakes, pale diamonds strewn among the deep green of the fig trees. fuddenly we were startled by strange cries, and crea tures lnknown to nlm, men and horses, fell upon us. 'Thean dark men, so like apes, I did not fear, and the animals which they mounted were terrified at the sight of un. We were in no immediate danger of death. Our white coats inspired respect, even in tl:ose ferorions nud cruel Malays. Doubt less they would try to capture us, but they dared not make ure of their arms. My mother repulsed them proudly at fist anml without anger. She knew that they could not take her. Then they judged that by reasom of my youth they would more easily capture me, and they tried to east lasos about my legs. My mother set herself be tween them and me, end defended me des - perately. 'IThe hunters, seeing that they would be obliged to take her life in order to cuar-tre rue, hurled against her a shower of speers which pierced her huge sides, un til wihl horror I saw her white skinstreaked with blood. "I long'd to defend and avenge her, but she forhade me, held me behind her, and presenied her body as a rampart to cover me. Motionless and stoically silent in her anguish, she stood there, riddled with darts, until, hor pierced heart ceasing to reat, she sank down like a mountain. 'Ihe eartn shook beneath her weight. 'lir raanaeins eprant forward to bind me, and I nirra no resistance. Stupefied before my mnother's dead boidy, anderaterining nothing of death. 1 caressed her and moaned, bhoeing her to rise and go away with mor. She halt ceased to breathel, but tears poured from her dim e,-es. They threw a thick covering over my head. I could see nothing. My four legs were bound with deer hide thoungs. I did not seek to know anything. I made no struggle. I wept. I felt my mother near me, and was unwilling to be separated from her; I lay down by her side. They dragged me away, I knew not how or whither. I believe they harnessed all their horses to draw me down on the slope of the beach, to a sort of pit where they left me alone. "I1 cannot recall how long I remained the e, without food, devoured by thirst and by ineests geedy for my blood. I was al ready strong. I could have demolished this excavation with my forefeet and have broken a path before me, as my mother had taught me to do on the steep alopes. But a long time passed before 1 thought of doing so. Without knowing what death was. I yet hated my life anddid not seek to preserve it. Finally, yielding to instinot, I uttered ferocious cries. They immediately brought me sugar cane and water. I saw anxious faces leaning over the edges of the silo in which I was confined. They seemed rejoiced to see me eat and drink; but as soon as I had recovered my strength I filled heaven and earth with the trumpet sounds of my voice. Then they went away, leaving me to overthrow the vertical wall of my prison. At first I thought I was at liberty; but I soon learned that I was in an enclosure fenced with enormous canes of bamboo, bound to one another by cords so strong and closely drawn that I was una ble to loosen them. I spent several days in vain attempts to perform this impossible task. resisted by the perfidious and skilled labor of man. 'ihey brought me food and spoke kindly to me. I would not hear them. I tried to fall on my enemies, I beat my head with a fearful noise against the walls of my prison without being able to shake them; but when I was alone I ate. The imperious law of life triumphed over my despair and overcome by fatigue, I slept on the fresh grass with which they had strewn my cage. "At length, one day, a small black man. dressed simply in a white sarong, entered my prison alone and resolutely, carrying a trough of rice, salted and mingled with an oily substance. He offered it on his knees, saying with a gentle voice words in which I could distinguish a most affectionate and careosing meaning. I allowed myself to be entreated by his prayers, to she point of being willing to eat in his presence. While I enjoyed the delicate food he fanned me with a palm leaf and sang me something sad, to which I listened in surprise. He' returned a little later and played me a plaintive air on a flute of eeds, which taught me the pity he felt for me. I al lowed him to kiss my forehead and my ears. At length I permitted him to bathe me, to remove the thorns which hurt me and to sit down between my legs. Finally, at the end of a time which I cannot pre cisely limit, I was assured that he loved me, and that I, too, loved him. From that time I was overcome, the past faded from my mind. and I consented to follow him along the shore without attempting to. es cape. "I think I lived two years alone with him. He took such tender care of me that he filled my mother's place, and I could not live without him. But I did not :belong to him. The tribe of Malayewhich had taken possession of me, was to divide among themselves the price which would be offered for me by the richest rajahs of India as soon as they should be informed of my ex istence. They had made arrangements for istence. They had made arrangements for disposing of me to the best nossible ad vantage. The tribe had sent deputies to all the courts of the two peninsulas to sell c me to the highest bidders and, awaiting their return, I was entrusted to this young man, named Aor, who was reputed most skilful in the art of taming and caring for creatures of my kind. He was not a hun ter, he had not assisted in the murder of my mother. 1 could love him without re muorse. "I soon learned to understand human speeeb, hearing it constantly from him. The inflections of his tones revealed his thought to me. Later I understood this music of human speech in whatever lan guage it came to my ears. Music, sung by thevoice or produced by instruments, 1 understood still better. "I soon understood from my friend that I must conceal myself from men, for the reason that any one who saw me would be t tempted to kill him in order to lead me e away and sell me. We were then inhabit ing the most deserted part of the province t of Tenasserim. We hid all day among the 1 rocks, and only went out at night. Aor then mounted my back and led me to bathe, without fear of the alligators and crocodiles, whose heads I buried in the sand and crushed them under my feet. t After the bath we wandered through the f forests, where I chose succulent branches 7 for myself and gathered fruits for Aor with 1 my trunk. "My life was smooth and completely ab- r sorbed in the present. I did not awake to i conscious thought about myself until, one 1 day, the men of the tribe brought into my a nark a herd of wild elephants which they c had driven with fire brands and a loud n noise of drums and cymbals to seek a o refuge in this snare. 'hey had previously - left their tame elephants to assist the I hunters in conquering the captives, and 1 who did assist them with extraordinary in telligence to bind tile legs of one animal t after another. But a few savage males, I solitares, were so furious that they judged i beat to associate me to the hunters in over coming them. They obliged Aor to mount a me, and lie endeavored to obey, although t with repugnance. Then the sense of jus- t tice awoke in me, and I had a horror for I what they wished lme to do. These wild elephants, if not my equals, were at < least of my own kind. The sub- 4 missive elephants who were helping to con summate the slavery of their brethren seemed to me immeasurably inferior to them and to ume. Full of scorn and indig nation I attacked them, and camne to tue defense of the i:risoners so energetically that they were obliged to renounce their attempt to degrade me. They turned nmu out of the park and Aor loaded me with praise and caresses. "'Never,' said he to his companions. 'has a white elephant been employed in minial labor or for deeds of violence. lie was formed neither for the hunt, nor for war, nor to carry burdens, nor to mount in long journeys. Kings would not permit them salves to sit on his neck, and you think to abase him to help you in enslaving others! No, you do not uoderrtaind his pyreatuess sand you outrage his rank. '1The thing wYnu have attempted will bring; on you the power of evil spirits.' "And when in remonstrance they urgedl on my friend that he had exeuted himself to tame me. he replied: " 't need no mnan but gentle words and the sounds of uy Hlate. If he permits ine to mount him it is becanse hue recognizes in ume his faithful Servant, his devout ma hout. On the day that parts us ore of us willdie; it becomes you to wish that it may be iime; for upon the safety of the Bacred Flower di-rcnds the wealth and glory of your tribe.' " oyr TO ti COtrNTINiri,. ('opyriglil. iucklan'e Arnica Salre. The best salve in the world for eats, bruises, aores, alesrs, salt rheum, fever cores, tatter, chapped hands, . ehilblains, corns and all skin eraptient, and positively cures piles or no nay required. It is guar anteed togive perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Yriai 9A cents per box. FoR sale by R. 5. Hale r Co. A WVairiln, Ilon't ULo filg Word,. In promulgating esoteric cogitations or articulating scuprficial sertiimenitalities and rnhilosophical or psiyeliloglical obser vations, teware of platitudirous ponder osity. Iet our statements poissess it clai fied concisenoriq, compactc I coliprelheni blesses, coalescent consistency and a eonceutrated eogency. Eschew all con glornerations of flatalent garrulity, jejunri babblement aend asinine affectations. In trying to Impiees upon others the suoerior sre sio so aw r.. N tt UGftin are.ot itre ,m" Sti:I . . ._ Datluth and Asbl O l ,ia lvl.a q., e and polaWt est nd t, t nay to nteawbes eb exputiatý,nes have 'ltetl l ibi ity .ad v route aind that y ithout 4odomoat ournlanl bomLbat. S elouly Scotel: all poly yllablo r~tem udi, sejl ,pta . ~1 tickets, Htelena to Pal i o ooast po at -. o qtutin vndl tid e4nithIn do blem t' a obscuren. orappar. Ii .Otter .wo talk plainly, natural. ýs ibi, es:et ttt turnnlly say the Wroisona sntra lines is the route, and that soendsit.in " ia O . ]Exeursies nloataR Paalfo Systemn. rMtarching via Portland and vie, sell .d ri tickets, Helena to Pacillo coast poits Urn ited to sixty days going, *rithb prlvilegat of returning any tint within six snitetths at following rates: ortumeing ia Portland aind vice vSan ra Tcio Sand raden or vie i via Pertlal e0tnd returning same route. $75. To Los Angeles, going, via Ogden and Sacrameuto and returning via San Franu cisco and Ogden or vice versa. $80. To Los Angeles, going via Portland and San Francisco and returning vime Frate •isco and Ogden, $93. To Los Angeles, going via Portland and San Francisco and returning same route. Los Angel", going via Portland and re turning via Sacramento, or vice versea Passengers can have choice of two routes between Portland and San Franoisco either all rail or steamer. Tickets will also be on sale the 15th to Salt Lake and return, fare $i0, limited to ten days going, final limit sixty days. Remember the Union Pacitio is the south ern route and makes twenty-eight hoars quickertime to San Francisco than any other line. Through sleeping car reservations and further information can be had by calling on or addressing 28 North Main street, Helena. H. O. WILSON, Freight and Passenger Agent. Opportunity. Master of human destiny am I, Fame, love and fortune on my footsteps wait, Cities and fields I walk. I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by Hovel and mart and palace, soon or late I knock unbidden once at every gate. If sleeping, wake; if feasting rise before I turn away. It is the hour of state And they who followme reach every state Mortals desire, and conquer every foe Save death; but those who doubt or besa tate Condemned to failure, penury and woe Seek me in vain and uselessly implore; I answer not, and I return no more. JNO. J. INGALLS. But fail ye not in this respect, Seize every opportunity to travel Over the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. This is the advice of Gro. H. HeAORD. General Passenger Agent, Chicago, Ill. NOT DEAD. Remarkable Experience of John Turk, a Pio neer of Helena. 39 Doses Taken at Once Did Not Kill, but Succeeded i, in Curing Him. John Turk, Cascade, Montana, took 39 doses of a so-called "San Francisco Quack's Medicine," at once, and was not killed, as promised by rival doctors. In Septem ber, 1889, he called on Dr. A. C. Stoddart, visiting physician for Dr. Liebig & Co., Liebig World Dispensary, San Francisco and Butte City, who had offices for two weeks at the Merchants Hotel, Helena. Mr. Turk had suffered for years with Rheumatism, Impurity of Blood and effects of mercurial Salivation. He had four of the beat physicians in Montana attend him, and they failed to relieve him. Dr. Stod dart examined him, sent his prescriptions to Liebig Dispensary, San Francisco. to be prepared. After Dr. Stoddart left, Mr. Trirk met the local doctors and told them what he had done. They laughed at him, and said "that San Francisco quack would kill him." He was so frightened that when the medicine from San Francisco came he put the bottle upon a shelf at his house, 707 Park street, Helena, and it stood neg lected until December (nearly three months) while Mr. Turk suffered day and night, had not slept half an hour at a time in years. Being in great agony late in December, at midnight, his eye caught sight of the so-called "Quack's?" medi cine; (THE QUACK HAPPENS TO HAVE THE MONTANA MEDICAL LICENSE AND I0 A DULY QUALIFIED PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON FOR MON TANA.) He, in desperation decided to kill himself with the "Quack's" medicine, as he was told by former attending doctors it would kill him, so he swallowed half a month's medicine at once-39 doses-and fell asleep, sleat until noon next day, and never has had a pain or ache since. 'rhe above reads like ficion, but truth is stranger, and to prove that the above is true, write to John Turk, Cascade, Mon tana, or call on Mrs. E. Verley, or Mrs. A. H. Danbar, 707 Park avenue, Helena, Mont. Drs. St.ddart, Liebig & Co. will have offices in Helena at Merchants Hotel. let to 4th of each month. Montana offices 8 East Broadway, Butte. Call or write. SBERIFF'S BALE-H. hiL BRANDEGCiE AND E. N. Hrandogoe, partnoers doing and tranl actring buiness under the firm name and tyleO of Brandogee Brotllhores. plaintiffs, ovs. \William I,. Bteele, executor of the last will and teslanmont of Mary Ann Ockerl, deceased. Martha T'laylor Eck e.t Flchwnbe. Fred A. tihwabe, Hlenry Juebhardt and IEdwa tl Wagner, dofendnnte. CnLier and by virtue of an order of sale and decro ,: fo-ircloscure and calh issued out of the ditrictit cocirt of tile Fic-t jdi ialdistrict of the state r.1 Moutana: , in andi for the c(oulnty ofbo wis and (C.ark. en the tth day of March. A. D. loco:, in ta. above entitled action. wherein 11. M. lIranlgega and 1. iN. ihrand.cee, parln ur doing ano t I trtaceing hutineas under the firm name ant rciw of Ilcand gee coil erI , t.lie above n,ri ced paitiffsi nl.i::-.t t a judaicint aid do tei or of foircltillate andUtl aeg nrinot NNilliam b. Itaeloi eoecuotr of lie laet will iand t'otament of ltirry An Eekkart. dtcaasanel, Iarltha ' aylor 1 ckert ichwabe. trdL A. 'IdlwabH, Iloury (ieb hardt andml Iidward Vtagner, dofendant,, otl the 1lt lay of Mlarch, A. D. 1592t, for liao auln of $7,05b..4, Ltsirlo, intereoat, cots ad attlorney fee-, which sIanidl dtcre0 was on tia let day of March, A. It. Ihy'2, recorderd in judgment hook No. "(i" of raid tcourt at pag, 42I. I e mrt omlanllldtcd to sill all lbhou certain lots, pcei-.' .r Irclccuts of land, oiltoale. lying nld Jbeing ii th11 county ot I.of aii audC I'larkeL. &ala , of Mon tana, acti ,'ttndedl and duerribed aa ficllows, ta t it: Lol numnbor four it it block nuohbor sevet ti l moh name Leing tve(tnty-mnne 1201 foet front oa :utler street ani thilty-nina lilt, feet deep; lo' numbor ltwo (li in block cnumber twntty-at., ttil,. the eame being twenty-one 121) feetfrot on Maiin ,tret and liftlly-three and eight-l.enths 8i a-l1l1 taet drop; and lot number fr ur4) In b!ock nlombor twenlt- svean (l, Ithe amearn being tweuty-thieu (21) feat froat in Wool street and eighty ,ohl feat, dts: aol lotla ital bart fourteen (1) antd tift- n 15, in blonk nuitl,r raven I(7). all of edl tiropettty b'aing in the taoriginal town site of the city ctf Ielloa, ctntmly and elate afIree said. as sail latoe anol Itloks nt, nunllerel, dloe ionated end doerribel an the plat of said town elto on tile in the office of tlte oltnty clerk and rIteolider of rali ceoutnt of Iewia alr ( larkse. 'l'oe-'her will, n tid iingutar tih toniatento, Iiericlltalenal r aid a ttturle.ttnacis thlnreunto be loaging or il anywina a plrlaitilrlig. I'uablitc notitle, I hereby givenll thlat on 'lhureday, thIe er, day of Minrih. A. I). .OIN, at. i o clock - t. oa that day at the front. door of I harturttiuee. Iltiieta, leetle and (alnrko eonity, Mintlana, I will, in tf mlni-nt iiii crdr r of aeel, ind tfict':r of ftr,- losnete itnil ani. rell lre, atarJOa oa.(ribed pronlt.rty, tir o ato-ll II er,.if as may be nece ssary Sto eCltialy uaidl jlllrrnli wi ii ltmtrroalo 1 Intoat, to ltlo ligelin tlltl hbnt biddler, for canl in Ihand. (ir, itti under ey hanI d talis th day of March, A-. I). 11102. -, 111IAB. M. JhPIcFE1IltM. Sharlif. lij IiAcl'/, U .Jr laO N t. ll~ulUty lihegtlf. F ' National Bawk S. Of HBlB NAL , MONT. PAID UP CAPITAl, - $500,00 tSURPLUS AND PROFITS, 700,000 Dessignated Depository of the United States. Directorse 8. T: HAUSER, - - President. E. W. KNIGHT, - - - Cashier. T. H..ELEINBOHMIDT, . Asst. Cahier. GEO.tS; HILL, 24 Aast. Cashier. GraBnUe Stuar . - - - Stekrowea Hn. "'l. C. Power, U. . tor J. C. CUrti. - Clarke, Con n(uri B.. H miiton .- - a ..pitaRlis , A iou. - iingtn and 8teekrower. °.Chý . K, WFells, - .Merchant A, A, Hlter, A. A. M oter Hadware CO Aseeoiated Banks: Northwestern National Bank, - Great Falls. First National Bank, - - Misoula First National Rank, - - - Buttt NO. 4400. elena National Bank OF HELKNA, MONT. CAPITAL, $500,000. bTransacts a General Banking'Busi ness. JOHN T. MURPHY, - - President. SHIRLEY C. ASHBY, - Vice-President. FRANK BAIRD, - - Cashier. Interest allowed on time deposits. Exchange issued on foreign countries. Transfer of money by te'egraph. First-class city. county, and state secarities bought and sold. Collections promptly attended to. Board of Directors, John T. Mur1phy. Shirley C. Ashby. P. W. MeAdow. Frank Baird. Chas. K. Wells. J. P. Wootman, E, G. Maclay. W. E. Cullen. Jno. 8. Mendenhall, Abner B. Clemente, R. F Ford. A. A. McDonald. J. P. Porter. The American National BANK, OF HELENA. CAPITAL, $200,000. T. C. POWER, - - President. A. J. SELIGMAN, - - Vice-President. A. C. JOHNSON, - - Cashier. GEO. F. COPE. - - Assistant Cashier. Directors: T. C. Power. A. J. Sellgman. A. C. Johnson. Richard Lokey. James Sullivan. Interest allowed on time deposits. Exchange Issued on principal cities of the United States, Canada and Europe. Transfers of money made by telegraph. Collections promptly attended to. City. county and state securities bought and sold. C econd National Bank vvv.iu aa usULv1xu jaII4 OF HELENA. MONT. PAID UP CAPITAL, - $75,000. SURPLUS AND PROFITS, $25,000. A General Banking Business Transacted. E. D. EDGERTON, - - President. C. K. COLE, - Vice-President. GEORGE B. CHILD, - - Cashier. JOSEPH N. KENCK, - - Amt. Cashier. Board of Directors : ,. B. Sanford. C. G. Evans, H. W. Child, . J. Jones,' A. N. Spratt, Chris. Renck, E. D. lii~eoton, C. K. Cole, George B. Child. T he Thomas Cruse Savings BANK, OF HELENA. Incorporated Under the Laws of MLontana. PAID IN CAPITAL, $100,000. THOMAS CRUSE, President. FRANK K. CRUSE. Vice-President. WM. J. COOK, - Asst. Treas, and Sec. WM. J. SWEENEY, Treasurer. Trustees: Thomas Cross, Frank H. Cruse, Wm. J. Cook, Wm. J. Sweeney, John Fagan. Allows 4 per cent. interest on Savings Depos ite, compounded January and July. Transacts a general banking business. DTaws exchange on the principal cities of the United States and Europe. Deals in county and city bonds, and makes loans on real estate mortgages. Office hours from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Also on Saturday and Monday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock. J ontana National Bank OF HELENA, MONT. UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY. Capital Paid in, - $500,000. Surplus and Profits, - $200,000. Directors: C. A. IBROADWATER, - - Fresident. L. G. PHELPS. - - Vice-President. R. L McCULLOH. - - Cashier. A. L. SMITH, - - - Aest. Cashier. A. G. Clarke, Herman Gans, IH. F. talen, Peter Larson, C. W. Cannon 1. C. Wallace. yM erchants National Bank OF HELENA, MONT. UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY. Paid in Capital, . $350,000: Surplus and Profits, - $90,000. L. H. EIISIItFIELD - - President. A. J. DAVIJO I), - Vice-President. AARON IIERtH'IELD.I - Cashier. hlonrd of Directors: Thomes Crute, M. Sands, 8. I. Ilhuttley. A. K. P'rsr ott. A. J. Dlavidson. Moses Morris. L. I11. Ilershfi.ld, Aaron IHershfieltl, J. Switzer. First-class City, County and State Securities bought and sold. ' Exchanie issued on the principal citije of the United States and Europe. Transfers of money gmads by telegraph. Interest allowed on timedepesits. Collections promptly attended to. Boxes for rent at reasonable prices in one of the best constructed fire and burglar proof sale deposit vatllts in the country. SHERIFF'S SALE-BY VIRTUE OF AN EX. ocutien in my hands, isasued out. of the dis trict court of the first Judicial district of the state of Montana. in and for the county of Lewis and Clarke. in the snitof --- Gilmartin and - leulhern, co-parlners oas lmartin & Mulhern, plaintiffs, against N. ot. Bryson and M. I; lry. son. duly attested te 27th day of eFehrnary. A. 189 have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the said N. t4. irrson and M. t.. iryson In and to the following described propo erty , situated in Lewis and Clarke county, Mon. t-ana. vin.: '' weast uens-half (!,) of the southeast one Sfourth (t)l. and the east one-half (eh) of the southwest oneo-fourtl: (ti) of section serentlen (l7) townshlp tean (10) ortl,.sage Ltnee (i) weort of the principal meridian of Ithonlans. Together with all and sigflar the tenements. heresitamonts atd appnrtd oes thereunto be lontuih or in any wise anper Ug Notice is hereby giean that hu.l, day, the Ilest day or ' arcei. A. D. 18912. eLt.tte hor of "12 So'clock noon of said day, at the front door of the i court hotuse, in the city of lelen, county annd state aforesid, I will sell all the rtlght. title and interest of the said e. U, hiryeon and M. r. lerycon in and to tihe saldabove described pruoperty, to the highest bidder for sash in hand. (ivean under my hand this, the 8th day of March, A. D. 1891. CIHARLES M. JEFFEIRIS, ierllff. atrea G, Joffseo,. Deputy Iih tri[. OUR WVIINTYwVEIN7H YTBR OF COTINUOUS BU 1NeL Glarke, Gonrad & Gurtinr .--THE LEADING DEALERS IN &TOVES AND. RANGES. SWe offer a very complete line of all kinds of HEATING AND COOPINQ SSTOVES, For either Wood or Coal and at "prices that will astonish every. body. Come and see us. AGENCY FOR SGolden Sunshine Steel R8an[ges, '-- Acorn Line of Heaters and Cooks, ________ _ _ : SUPERIOR STOVES AND RANGES, 42 and 44 South Main Street.; Telephone 9o. CALIFORNIA FRUIT FARM A Bome That Cannot be Duplicated in California. THE THOMAS CREEK IRRIGATION & IMPROVEMENT CO,. For the first time to-day place their lands before the publio. They are situated in the heart of the beautiful Sacramento Valley, the finest location in the State of California, the natural home of the vine, fruit and nuts. No finer oranges are grown in the state than with us. It is absolutely healthy. Our lands are all first-class dark sediment land, all under a high state of cultivation, and under an irrigation ditch. Upon these lands we can show you the largest fig tree in the United States, nearly four feet through, and this last year raised over three tons of figs. The title is United States patent. For a limited time we make the following phepiomenal offer: 5 ACRES $200, PAYABLE $2.50 A WEEK. 10 ACRES $400, PAYABLE $5.00 A WEEK. 20 ACRES $800, PAYABLE $10.00 A WEEK. 40 ACRES $1600, PAYABLE $20.00 A WEEK. No payment required down, no interest, and no taxes on deferre4 payments; or will sell one-third cash and balance in one and, two years at 8 per cent. on deferred payments, if desired. Immediate pos session given. In case purchasers desire, we will put it into any kind of fruits or vines desired and care for it until in full bearing at actual cost., Call or send immediately for maps and full information, Western Land Ge., 630 MARKET STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Or AA. J. HAMMANS, RED BLUFF, GAL. THE CHICAGO, - MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL RAILWAY Is the Fast Mail Short Line from St. Paul and Minneapolis via La Crosse and Milwaukee to Chicago and all points in the Eastern states and Canada. It is the only line under one management between St. Paul and Chicago, and it is the finest equipped railway in the Northwest. It is the only line run ning Pullman drawing-room sleep ing cars with the luxurious smok ing-rooms, and the finest dining cars in the world, via the famous "River Bank Route," along the shores of Lake Pepin and the beau tiful Mississippi river to Milwaukee and Chicago. Its trains connect with those of the northern lines in the Grand Union depot at St. Paul. No change of cars of any class be tween St. Paul and Chicago. For through tickets, time tables, and full information, apply to any ooupon ticket agent in the North west. "Henry's Specifics" THE RENOWNED ENGLISH REMEDY INFALLIBLE CURE FOR NERVOUS DEBILITY, PREMATURE DECLINE, BRAIN TROUBLE AND ORGANIC WEAKNESS No matter from what cane. Contains no min erals. Plick $1, Wholesale and retail druggists suoply tho demand, Depository for the United States and Canada 13 Ilast Th'llirtieth street. Now York. The Specufio can be sent by mall pealed on re ceipt of money. [EW SIOUX CITY ROUTE EAST. Passengers for the East from Helena and other western points will find the NEW ROUTE via SIO1fX CITY and the ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R. not only desirable as to time and equipment, but one of the most attractive, passing through Sioux City, the only Corn Palace City of the world; Dubuque, the.handsome Key City of Iowa; Rockford, Illinois, a new manufac turing city, that has become a "world within itself," and Chicago. whose growth and enterprise is the wonder of the world. With elegant free Chair Cars, and Pull man Palace Sleeping Cars on every train between Sioux City .and Chi cago, and with a close connection with the Union Pacific trains at Sioux.City, the Illinois Central R. R. respectfully presents its claims for the now and every way desirable SIOUX CITY ROUTE. For folders and further particu lars call upon local ticket agent, or address the undersigned at Manchester, Iowa. J. F. MERRY, Asst. General Passenger Agunt. PACIFIC R.R. THE GREAT TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTE, Passes through Winconsin. Minnesota, North Da kota. Manitoba. Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. THE DINING CAR LINE. Dining Cars are run between Chicago, St. Paul. Minneapolis, Winnipeg, Helens, Butte, Tacoms. Seattle and Portland PULLMAN SLEEPING CAR ROUTE, Pullman service daily between Chicago, St. Paul, Montana, and the Pacific Northwest; and between it. Paul, Minneapolis and Min nesota, North Dakota and Manitoba points. THE POPULAR LINE. Daily Express ,Trains carry elegant Pullman Sleeping Cars, Dining Cars, Day Coaches, Pu'nll man Tourist Sleepers and Free Colonist Sleep leg Cars YELLOWSTONE PARK ROUTE The Northern Pacific II. R. is the rail line to Yellowstone Park; the popular line to Califor nia and Alaska; and its trains pass through the grandest scenery of seven states. THROUGH TICKETS. Are sold at all coupon ofHces of the Northern Pacific Railroad to points North, East. South and West. in the United States and Canada. TIME LSCHIIEDULE. In effect on and after January 20, 189. TRAINS ARRIVE AT HIELENA. No. 1. Pacific Mail, west bound ........ 4:50 p. m No.4. Atlantic mall. east bound........ 12:251 p m No. 0, Missoela, Butte and Wallace Ex pressee... ... 10:0 p. No. 8, Marysville passenger ............11:20 a. m No. 10. Maryoville accommodation..... 6:45 p m No. 0id, ltimini mixed, Mondays, Wed nedas and Bridys .................... 5:00 p. m No. 7, Wionas, Boulder and Elkleorn passenger .............................. 7:00 p. m TRAINS DEPART FROM HELENA. No. , Pacific Mail. west bound ........ 4:5 p. m No. 4, Atlantic Mall. east bound.......12:40 p. ms No. 5, Missoula, Butte and Wallace Ex press ................................... 7:S0 a. O No. 7; Marvovillo passenger............. 7:45 a. m No. 1, IMaryovillo accommodation. ..1.. :00 p. m to. 1101, ilmini mixed, Mondays, Wed nesdanys andl Fridays ................ 8:15 . m Ne. 8, Wickes, Bouodor and Elkhorn Passenger ............................. 7:5 a. m For Rates, Mlaps, Tine Tables or Special lsforsLatLoo apply to Chas, N. Fee, General 'asesenger aild Ticket Agent. ,Se. Paul. lMlnn., or _-. 2. ".=Z-- --, General Agent of the Northern Pacific P. iB., aL IHELENA. MONT. A. K ,PRE OTT, -Dealer in MAJ BLE * *AND- - GRANITE MONUMENTS Headstones. ier.us. - -A m Room No. I, Power Block. Postoffico Box 81 . HELENA. MONTANA,