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S---=C OMMENOING .- = - Wednesday Morning at 9 O'clock. I will place on sale Fifty Will sell Wednesday 50 Dozen Gentlemen's White Dozen Ladies' Balbriggan Laundered Shirts, Vests, AT 50c EACH. AT 25c EACH. WILLIAM MUTH, RECEIVER. At Greenhood, Bohm & Co.'s Old Stand. HORWAY'S NATIONAL DAY, Their Fourth of July Comes on the Seventeenth Day of May. What the Anniversary Stands for in the History of That Country. Independence Achieved Without the Sked ding of Human Blood-It May Soon Be a Republic, CRISTIANbA, May 16.-The 17th of May is Norway's Fourth of July. On that day the people give themselves up to patriotic fes tivities, and the small boy literally owns the country. It is the day upon which seventy eight years ago Norway proclaimed her in. dependence by promulgating a constitution founded upon the prinoiple of popular sovereignty. The most impressive and most beautiful feature of the exercises of a 17th of May celebration is without comparison the school children,a procession, which ooca pies the greater part of the forenoon. In the larger citiee, esoneially in Christiana, on a day bright and clear, with the air filled with the soft, tender sunlight of spring, it is a eight never to be forgotten. The houses lining the marching route are all decorated with flags and bunting. The sidewalks ale thronged with onlookers wearing the national colors and cheering the "nation of little folks," as the column passes along the streets, and the gentle spring breezes waft patriotic airs into every nook and cor TPR BOYno PROCESSION. ner. Each sohool forms a brigade, with the tallest boys in front and the smallest bring ing up the rear, struggling to keep step as best they can. The champion of the school carries the school banner, and each boy a flag as large as his strength will allow,. On a bright day 10,000 or more boys are in line, and a more buoyant army was never seen. Inepired by the patriotic airs performed by the various bands in the column, they march and keep step like veterans, these little fellowl, vrponding to the: ehesring. of the multitude by moving their flags and sending forth rolling waves of hur rahse. They are the lions of the hour and they know it. Their cheeks glow and their eyes reflect the enthusiasm filling their young heart. rf they have political opinions of their own, and a great many boys have, this i the oooasion upon which they can testify ts their convictions without fear of rebuke from parents or teachers. On roundinj the king's castle the grammar schools sel dom fail to show their good breeding b] decorous cheers for the king. On raoching the building of the national narliamen (the storthing) continuous and enthusiasti cheers, hurrahs and a bewildering wavini of flags greet the representatives of th people from the generation for whom the; are building, and who will take up thei work where they shall lay it, down Looking at the procession of sechoo boys marching under a perfect pan oply of national colors, every boy I little enthusiastic, proud patriot conscion of his own importance, the columa dfllinl the streets for miles and miles, one canno but be impressed with the unique, almos solemn beauty of the scene. To the schoo NOWEGauIAN rMEANqT GRL boys their perticipatidn in the exercises o the day is a baptism in patriotism whicl makes a lasting impression upon thei youthful hearts. It brushes away all dri tinctions of class, social rank or wealth and unites their herts tin the noble, ..le. rating padsion of loveoo country, and, ap peals to their budding sense of dutifn patriotism in a manner that they can un derstand. In recent years the celebration of thi 17th of May has become quite genera amons the NorWekaan citizens of the Uuite States. In most cities and settlement. where Norwegians are found in num bars, "Mother Norwav's" day of honor is flttingly observed. There tlin ot, however, any trace of clannishness in a 17th of Ma3 celebration on American soil. In observ ing the holiday in Norway i Norse-Ame, i can only pays tribute to the same priu cipals that are embodied in the organiS laws of his adopted land and state. Thi near kinship of Norse and Amerionu liberty is always emphasized on these or casilons. As a matter of fect, an obser vance by Norse-Amerticans Is a Fourth ol July without fireroackers. The transformation of Norway's politica status was so unexpected and sudden thai the "work of Elidevold" apLpeAsrod to the contempolaneous generation in the halo 01 a miracle wrought by a special intervention of 'providene. And the lapse of eighti Vears has detracted nothing ` from itl glamour. It still stands forth as one of the sublime inspirations of the century, Armed only with her self-given charter of liberty, Norway leaped, a Pallas Athens among the nations of Europe, into the crease of independent states, and by hbe courage and determination won Europe'i recognition of her rights. Napoleon's defeat at ]Leipio left his ally, Denmnark-Norway (then united), at the mercy of the victors. It waee decreed by the powers that Norway should be iiven tc eaedes, and the Danish king was forced tk sign a treaty to that effect, The Norweg. lans rose to a man against this outrage on their rights. Although the national inanoce were in the greatest disorder, the currency debased, the country sufering from a re oent famine, and the means of defense shattered and dseyesd, the people. inspired by an almost supernatural heroism, deter mined to defy the dictum of urope. A annealitmet assembtle r l man...l ...a In an incredibly short time a constitution was framed and promulgated. When their work was completed the'members of the assembly, many of whom were plain farmers, formed a "oircle of brotherhood" in front of their humble hall of liberty, invoked the bless ings of the Almighty and, like the peasants of Switzerland 600 years before, solemnly swore to stand united and true to the last in support of their charter of freedom. A few months later Norway entered into a union with Sweden, preserving her national independence and retaining the constite tion of Eidsvold as her organic law, This constitution is still the organic charter of Norway. It is the oldest writ ten constitution in force in Europe. Bluat sehli has characterized it as one of the most remarkable constitutions ever framed. Experience has shown it to be admirably adapted to its purpose, securing to the people a stable, just and free government. Of all European constitutions that were upshots of the great upheaval in France that of Norway was the only one, destined to live. The murky wave of oppressive reaation that swept over Europe after the fall of Napoleon broke against the rocks of Norway. The spark that lit among the Norse mountains continued to burn with a steady flame of increasing brightness. The constitution of Norway alone was eaved out of the general wreck of liberty, to remain as a visible sign that freedom would again return to break the fetters of the enslaved millions. Bernadotte had accepted the constitution of Eidsvold, expecting to overthrow it. Sweden had accepted the union, expecting to reduce Norway to the status of a prov ince. For seventy long years the Nor wegiane ware compelled to be forever on their guard against their own king and their ally. The struggle has been incessant and at times pregnant with grave dangeri but it has been a chain of victories for the Norwegians. If their constitution did not cost a drop of blood, it has taken the patriotic vigilanoe of two generations to place it beyond dan ger. In the last attack, marked by the constiutional crisis eight years ago, the country was believed to be on the verge of civil war. The king woe placed in a posi tion where he had no ntoer choice than a resort to force or unl q i ocal surrender to the will of the people. .is believed in the justice of his own cause, and instigations to use force were not wanting. For days he TAxtNc THrE OATR. brooded over the portentious choice, and through the gauzy veil of a Norse summer night his tall figure, draped only in a white night-robe, could be seen pacing slowly back and forth on the roof of his castle in Christians. Taking oeuncil of the still starlit night he son eluded to surrender. The present contro versy between Norway and Swedn con corning the management of their foreign affairs is a serious and grave problem and dificult of a satisfactory solution. But it is of n different character. The outcome may be that the two countries will agree to disseulve partnership, but they will remain friends. In that oase the house of Berna dotte will lose one of its crowns, and Nor way will join the sisterhood of republics. A Million Friends. A friend in need is a friend indeed, and not less than one million people have founts just such a friend in Dr. King's New Dis Soovery for consumption, coughs and colds. If you have never used that great cough medicine one trial will convince you that it has wonderful curative powers in all dis eases of throat, chest and lungs. Each bot tle is guaranteed to do all that is claimed or money will be refunded. Trial bottles free at R. S. Hale & Co's. drug store. Large bottles, 0oe and $1. A Warnlng-Don't Use Big Wordi. In promulgating esoteric cogitations or articulating superficial sentimentalities and philosophical or psychological obser vations, beware of platitudinous ponder osity. Let your statements possess a clari fed conciseness, compacted comprehensi blenese, coalescent consistency and a concentrated cogency. Eschew all con glomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement and asinine affectations. In trying to impress upon others the superior ity of the Wisconsin Central lines, and why you and so many others use this thorough fare from St. Paul and Minneapolls and Duluth and Ashland to Milwaukee, Chicago and points east and south, it is not neces sary to use jawbreakers. Let your extem. poraneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and vera cicus vivacity, without rhodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulonuly avoid all all polysyllabic profundity. psittaceous vit ulty, *entriloquial verbosity and vandilo quent vapidity, shun double entendre., prurient jocosity and pestiferous profanity, obscurent or apparent. In other words, talk plainly, naturally, sensibly, and truth fully say the Wisconsin Central lines is the route, and that ends it. 3Seurslon Rates to Callfornsa. On the 15th of each month the Northern Pacillo railroad will sell round trip tickets toCalifornia points as follows: Helena to San Francisco and return, go ing via Portland returning same way, $75. To San Franoisco, going via Portland and returning via Ogden and Silver Bow, $90. To Los Angeles, going sed returning via Portland, entering San Francisco in one direction either going or returning $39. To'Los Angeles, going via Portland and San Frapeisco and returning same route, $9s. To Los Angeles, going via Portland and San Francisco and returning via Sacra monto atti Ogden, $99.10. Tickets will be limited for sixty days for going passeage, - with return at any time within he final limit of six months. A. D. EnoaAn, Gen. At., Helena Mont. CO ss. S. Fan, G. P. & T. A.. St. Pe'., Mine. 8500 Reward! Wo will pay the above reward for any cae of Liver tComplaint, I)ypepsia. Sick headache, Il• digestion, Constipatin or Costiveness we can not, cure with WeRRt' Vegotable Live-" lll., whon the directions are strictly complied with. Ther are urely vegetable, and never fal to .i.ve atl factilon, SUt~rt(itred. liar boxes. 25 cents. Beware of counterfelte aur imitations. The genuine sold by 1I. Mi. Parohen & Co., liolena. S JAPANESE PLA C URE A now and COomlete Treatment. enbisoting of tole, Utln ent in t r apenie, also in Box .id Ptllsi a oso tive Cur for External, In ternas. tllnd or Ileeding, Itching, Chronic, RI. cent or Hereditary Piles. and many other dis. ea-ce and femnle woaknoses; it, is always a great benefit to the selteral health. The first dlseovory of a medical care renderlng an operalton with the kaife unneoaseary hemefter. This lRendy lhas never been known to fail. mt t"r box. 0 for y5; seat lhimail. Why setler from tile terrible l ieaeo .en rn a written sOrirnto. in Ipoithenly givn with h boxes, to refund the uolney it not cured. Hnd tamp fur f tbe aamo. (lurantre i o1!pc by ) l , t'aohw. & Co.. druggieis, bole agents, Ilelolaa, ololt. STUDY LAW AT HOM31L Spraueu Corrospoodadae Rehoot of Law. (Inoce~porated.) o ndatetgneer i dntN s. lSl Whltas, 3leh. Detroit. Mieok Glarke, GoRrad & Gurtin. HARDWA RE. Ranges and Stoves. We are now ready for the Spring, with the very best stock of I House Furnishing Goods ever q.fered to the pubhlic. We are head r quarters for Lawn Mowers, Lawn Sprinklers, Hose Reels, Brass 1 Nozzles, Rubber Garden Hose, etc. A Carload of Refrierators and Ice Cream Freezers, caO1hE .,sND SEýE a'S. Telephone No. 90. 42 and 44 S. Main St. CARL GAIL, President. E. BUMILLER, V.-Pres. and Trees H. UNZICKER, M. UNZICKER, Gen. Manager and Secretary. Western Representative CHICAGO IRON WORKS, ..-- B'-ILDEIRS OF--- Ceneral Mining and Milling Machinery, Gold Mills, Wet and Dry Crushing Silver Mills, Smelting, Concentrating, Leaching, Chlorinating, Hoist ing and Pumping Plants of any capacity. Tramways, Corliss Engines, Compound Engines, Boilers, Cars, Cages, Skips, Ore and Water Buckets, Wheels and Axles and all kinds of Mine Supplies. Western Office, General Office and Works, No. 4 Lower Main St., Clybourn Av. and Willow St., Helena, Mont. | Chicago, IlL MANHOOD RESTORED"" "Nerve e"2, or sai', a Heteeon tan lcer I. U'wO' S doeaoe sr o it a. a hW e F ry, S.Ionfldenuo, learvourU., La.sltu c al drains r naaa lo.. of v.or of tie Oenorrlvtto Orsan. In eithel r Lo Oame byovrze.xo , SlN I ron, lhf eIn rrors, or exrcesnlv u. of tobaos, odium or ptr. --' ý .nt. w loab .Seeal eondcn to lntlrmtlhy CnUmptlon and OM t., . .N. ,. up co,dvonlent oo ery pnos .t bpy mall Lr 517ORE AND AETR US8NG.ir R IM Addmea " Z' t l 1.. For sale in Helens, Montisa, by Bops 4 O'Oonnor, Diniglsi. BDilOUj lefl..