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VOL. XXXIII.--NO. 247. HELENA, MONTANA, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 16, 1892. PRICE FIVE CENTS. .-.- ,~__. 1~.~. ._.~ _~....~..c~~ I...-. _~~~...... ... ...... _:... ·~_'_" ~ -.---- - - - - · NEW ENGLAND SHOE STORE -=ýEXTENSIVE RETAILERS OF - SPOPULAR PRICED FOOTWEAR. Invite all to attend our Fall and Winter Furor Sale. A little money goes a great way at our Store towards Winter Shoes for the Family. LA IES' FINE SHOES. CHILDRE'S SHOES SPECIALTIES, a ool ni oots, est n earth, ill wear r L= R FN EOS[ ladies lprins Heel Shoes, welt adapted for overgrowrn school Rirlh. . Sand Women FeltOur layout of Men's $3 Shoes is large. Some built for dress and uthero for wear. We have UtR $4 flin Kid Fhoes, band-turned sole, "$TIE boast of having the best "all-around"1 the celebrated W. L. Io)o las $3 Shoes, all are beauties, tiade with patent leather V Children's ,hoes for fit, wear. ease and shapes. Best in the world for the price. Also tips, also ,lain toe, opera and the now square pliability. We also take great care in fitting will add they cost you no more in Montana toe last, which is now all the rage. One of the them right. You can't make a mistake in NO V AT than in New York or Chicago. best tlie Shoes in the city. Every pair war- buying Children's Shoes at the New England. N ranted. . also have a fine Donola Kid in turn W E sell a Child's Grain Button Shoe, hard Buys our "Bed Rock" Shoes, congress or VV sole at $3 and $3.60. Ithey are as easy leather tips, heel or spring heel, lane. This Shoe has a nice soft upper, with a and flexible as the finer grades. We have them heavy sole. 'Tit a trim looker, built for hard in point too, square toe and patent tips. A T o 1.0 0. Opposite Edwards Street. serviee, the beat Shoe for a mountain country. BROKEN lot Ladien' Kid turn sole $2. All seles, from 8 to 2, will fit a child from 4 te ) ( ' Former price $3 to $5. to 12 yeare old. Not a piece of scrap leather * 'L* " in them, but all solid, good leather. Is the price of the nobbient Gents' Rhoe in OUR hand-sewed welt sole Shoes are most RHelena; 3 styles, congress, lace and Blucher. practical for cold and damp weather,o have a Child's Sho, ll sizes, having three layers of lebther under the foot, E -lo, O , ve. but a1 together iln erch a way as to leave . 66nl, but attach no special merit to -_,88. ) O l 2 50 them very flexible and the inside free from same. "They are jast Shoes." tacks and seams. We have them from $3 to $I Will buy the broadest Shoe made. Don't in all the popular styles of lasts and toes. pinch your feet, or wear Shoes too long, hut E have all the above sizes in fine Kid call for our "Jumbo." 1 Shoes for dress wear, some with patent WV will be glad to show you our many tips or tees for $1, and all grades between that kinds of fine Shoes and explain their price and the finest made. .OO merits, and will please you if we show you. Will buy the best fine Calf, Hand-Sewed RBIBKEN lots in welt sole Shoes, only UB Overshoes to At the above for 25 Shmon. They have better value, finer finish y cents up, than any in the entire state. SýJE sell a Ladies' nice-fitting. Kid Shoe for IIILDREN'S Felt Shoes and Slippers, and .' ' T O 2.50. / $1.10, and all grades between that price l everything else usually found in a first- A'1 EN'S Leather Soled Rubber Boots, our own make, made in Helena. Better suited to the wants of the All solid leather congress and lace Shoes, and thue unet made. class Mammoth Shoe Store. .LVL Miner than any Eastern make, but THEY COST' LEfik. soft uppers. Wear as well as more costly shoes. This paper is not large enough to tell all the good we are doing. Crowds of eager buyers throng our store daily. No wonder! Everything we sell is of fair quality, our treatment the best, and our prices a charm. SFOLLOW .TIHE CROWD TO THE NEW ENGLAND SHOE STORE, /No. 11 North Maain Stereet. 11 1 2 i 1 11 ii 1 BY 1A.9-IE-WA-NOII, HIRRIET MAXWELL CONVERSE. WRI'ITEN ESPECIALLY FOR TIlE IIEELENA INDEPENDENT. IMre. ('onver-e. author of this striclly trneA narrative, was inll jtI forimally adletr.l into the family of tle Sonera chief. Tho. ai-e,-wa. dLe r'ndants of l:ed Jack:et, that she might tlihu ho om1o a great-grane rlaught r of Ite chiefltain wRUm her father had poniorfully hbefriended. 'lAter o.lo w.- ratise a llletber ref t he )noldaga., Onrir.ia, I 'ayuga. liI caror antd iolawk nations. i.lenln writingtlhi story elite ha bthon mlade a chieofr tll !rmuien,ie league ii ir'e gnitio t of her public sii ~rveei for the se.nero of tlle umaaete tribes of Indiace. I HE NE-GAlt-NA-GAl.-All SOCIETY is known to all the North American Indians. Its rites are the same everywbere, al though the location of tribes and the ani ntal and bi d inhabitants of the localities govern somewhat the character of the seniredl song which is recited at the four yearly conventions. It is with the consent of the Iroquois members that I relate some of the cere monies at my own initiation into this great secret medical society, to corotect false ideas amliong the "pale faces." Certain vnws of silence prevent it complete ecrount. The Indians have heen accused of con duoting the rites of the Neogar-na-gar-ah with palan profanities. Thin is not true. A moral and deeylv rel~iious spirit pre vails. If there be eupleretition of the legend of the origin of the society, there is none the laes an undeniable remedial and cure ttve virtne in the "little water lledielne" irepared by its "mystery man." especially in the easet of tnnlshot and arrow wounds. I have boon told the traditionary perils attending an inital otion into the society. I had beent watrned that en evil spirit I)teht tako possession of me, whereupon I would be tranrsformed into a witch and could as sume the form of a bird, bueast or reptile, jjust whichever would best sovre my plan in carrying out any horrible porpose. More over. wete I discovered in net practices, or were I even complained of by any ountsde person I would be secretly poas ned or shot. I might be compelled to join a band of Invisible demons who hold secret meet ings in the darkness, for which the initiate fee is a human life', they to select the vio tue. I mitght he coinmandted to mulrder nry dearest friend; in fact it woe a privi leoe of the demon band that tile nost peenios sihould be sortrflhrd in its cause. ()r I woeuld be triven a "charmed lifet," hold at the roesrev of thes)a droineis wihn poneteedel a slluve bullet which they would bestow upon some other human ametuber of their band, to be used in case of nmy disobedi Nevrertheles. I aecel rod with pleasure the invitation of my gentle friends, the Irooirnla nliueb r- of the No-gar-na-gar-ah socioty to "sit. ii the bloon-of-the-iierries convention in lJune, 1S~l8. As the loegend of the to: igiln of the Ne-gar na-gar-ah is of ilnportanloe in understand ing the rites at amy initiation, 1 will intro dnoe it just here. ()rligin of the NA-.:ar-nl-etar-nlh. In thei ",hl. time" Indiaaa undeii srtood the Ilanpuge of animals ahd birds. Among the special friends of the fur and feathiar tribes wee a certain giant chief, known far and wide for his goodness and valor. ' his chief, through whom came the Ne-gar n-a-g -ah, is not claimed as the ancestor of lany special nation, but is acknowledged by all tribes to ho the original "governor" of the medicine. His influence yet endurea Imong Indians as the "Doer of the Good." Notwithstanding his vigilance, this chief one day. dnrint a hunt, was suddenly over come withl exhaustion and fell into a dead etnpot. At this moment a chief of a hoe tile .ition chan-ced to I ass by, and, lift ing his stone axe, dealt him a death-blow, '*I t-v KTAMATIi MEDII'INEI MAN, 82 YFAtia OLIn. took his scalp and fled with the trophy to his own people. "Ity the good that comlee"-sa the red meln ..---n wolf found tho dead olief, and recognizinge li him . the friend of his tribe, gaYve a iatrous death-ery that summoned otlher lliliii'il, alsot blde to his aid. A lhie hurryinig to the chief and discover ilo warmthl in hisn laoda, clasped it tlodo iii ls hairy ssums and cominmanded hli to re turn. An eagle fanned his great wings above the chief's head iial sumnained the noon air to bring back his breath. A swift hawk flew to the camp of the on emy where the ahlef's scalp. painted with the red weed and stretched on a hoop, wne flattering f om a po:e around which the warriors were celebrating a victory dance. The quick wmins and keen eyes of the hawk were too canning for the flying ar rows of the warrior,. With one swoop he tAIH-TO-IIFhlA, MANDAN MEDI('TNE MAN. seized the e~slp in his behk, atd, softening it wish his featbe's, dipped in a gentle stream, he carried it to the foreest doctor's. who quiehkly restred itto the gaping wound on thie chief's head. In tihe ounno: held by these forest folk it was deternined to compoundi a medicine to which each bird and beast should con tribute some vital portion of its own body. To this was added curative herbs, and thouen the mixture was administered to the chief in the cup of an acou n, and it quickly re stored him to life. The legend staten that eventually the chief persuaded these for at doctors to ieveal to him the secrest of this wondrous "life-ereator." The story of bis night journey to obtain thise secret is the fonnda tion of the initiation ceremony of the No gar-na-gar-nah snooety. The date of the organization of thb i or tder Indian history tells uot. But it has ex ipt"d for centuries, and there is reason to believe that as far as is possible with the encroachments of the "pale face" into the territories of the red men, the exerecies it the conventtions to-day are conducted nii cording to the primhuitive rules of its origin: antd the seasons at which these gathe ini are held are the same amonrg all the North American Indian nations, and the wiateh words and signs are recognized everywhere. Legend of the Chlef's lnittatine. It is night, a night of darkness impone trable. There is no sound save the waterfall and the river. In the forest the chief, patient and listening, is waiting for the sign promised him. Will it be given? Yes. BItrds and basete do not lie. The chier trusteand Waite ntti a strong volite that has come out froin tihe etllnese and the darkness is saving: "*it thtir cleansed thyself front mortal guilt and ic tipurities?" 'the chief relies: "I have." "Itasst thou an ill will toward any of thy fellow creatures?" "I have not." "Wilt than trust and obey us, keeping thyself always chaste and valoronus?" "1 will." "Wilt thou hold this power with which we endow thee for thine own people only?" "I will." "Wilt thou endure death and torture in its canue?" "I will." "Wilt, thon vow this secret never to be re veiled save at thy death-hour?" "j will." " 'hy deatb-hour will be made known to thee, thou wilt be let to choose thy suaces nor, and at the end of thy journey thou wilt e Iewarded for thy faith and obedi enee!" I h,-re is a rustling as if a hurrying wind wan flying thiouuh the foreat, and againtu the edtince! Yet in the darkness something glown, flickers, diesapiears, Returns, fans sideways, wings to and fro near the chief, and at the last Ptfnllv hovers above him as a wir, poor-will with its night voice softly singe, "Fol-low-me! Fol- low-me! ' It is the promised sign. The win;;el lil'ht vanishes and the believing ohief fol lows. On ant on through stretches of tangles that test his endu: aune, throatgh the shadowy horrors of endless swamps, tie chief is guided hby the voice of the whip yoor-will: "Frul-low me, fol-low me!" In the forest depths he is attended by nall its night folk, each of whom reveals to him the secret of the portion it added to the medicine, until he knows each of its ele ments. His trail widens as he speeds on and there are "stations" where he is re lmited to rest. At these moments the forest Iolk vanish, but the winged light returns to cheer him. He thirsts; an invisible bird, bearing the night dew in the hollow between its wings. brings him driuk. Hie hungers; aui invisible animal brings him food that nr ishes hintm. 'I'hbu refreshed he wanders on. at inter vail. until be reaches a frowning mountiln -5 I.\ 'KI'E.ET M I''IiiNt. MAN. of rocky steeps that aie insurmountable by hutmatt will or skill. As this lntitel mtountain threatens tlhe chief the east sky seems nnearr to him, the voice of the whil.-ploor- will growa fitlnt andi at last silent, the forest folk have lied, the winI.ed light does not rtu. i, yet the de sorted chief beliinves ind waits! At last in the distance of the far skies he hears the screaming of atn eagle. Ioi is suddenly possesee I of a power that leads hietin tip the tlollntain, where he llnds at its slunmmit nothing but rooks and ban rentless. except one majestic plant that stretches its leaves far out toward the east, west, south and northern skies. A voice directs him to divide the plant into two portions. As he oats it streams of blood flow from the wound down the rook side. A substance is laid in his hand which the voice bids him hold close to the bleeding plant stalk, whereupon the prostrate plant lifts itself and the wound closes, leaving no sign to tell of its bruise save a seed :sheathed tasselled 'nd -oldon. This is the K g In this nmeaner wes the chief endowed with lile's great restoretr. the medicine, the Ne-gar-na-gar-aih, The wild corn plant, an ingredient of the medicine., eymbolies lif,: its wound and healing the curative proper ties of the na-.ur na-gar-ab. How the l''.irine is Iiipoensrd To-day. The convetntiotni of this ecsociety are held four tliom a ear:; when the deer sheds his coat, at the "berry moon" (tJun). when the corn is ripe and in miwinter. T'lhis curstive, handd downe front the thief, is held by buht one medicine man or "lMystery Mlan" of a uatioln or league of ntliolnes, and at these colventions it is dis tributed by hun to certain hands of the order who are entitled to use it for the people. Tehis head medicineL man holds the secret of colst ouundin the restorer until his "death wtarmi ," then he reveals it to hia esnoessnor, whomt he has the right to choaos.. It is told that lie who "holds the imedicine" never dives uddenly, or, as the red men say it, "'ht hls tne,. to die." Tradition sacs that when the medicine is oexhasttedl the red nmat will disappear front the earsh. It is a fact that the neds clue is verv soerce among the eastern Iln tdillt, and that by resasont of the extermitln ationt of certain animals Imuportant in its ingrt dlentsi, It will be nearly itpossible to replenish the stock. The Iassitg sway and total anuithtltion of mauny of the enstern tribes it noted by the red amen as a fulfill ment of this prophecy. 'lhe firut ohtii was given permission to kill any beast or bird from whom it was necessary to extract a life pirinciple for the medicine. He wee also given the right to kill, in the hunt for food or furs to olothe his body, any of these medieal beasts or birds if hie world first ask its consent and pardon. If refused he could not inflict noon it a death wound by his arrows or other wise. The true medicine man asill abides by this law. Entire secrecy is imperative in this organization. if revelation is roads of its primal imtortant secrets the penalty really is swift and certain. Precautionary measures in relation to cleansing and purifying the body are rigidly observed before participating in its conventions or singing for the benefit of the sick. The indulgence of any sensual appetite, dostroys the "'charm," or efficacy of the medicine. The "sacred sons" is usually recited by but ine chanter, who iasits the different tribal muedlcine, bands at the nation. ('Thle gentle old llef, who llofficiated at my initia tioll, has tiren the national chunter of the Iroquois league for forty-soven years.) If this song is trpeated by anyone without klnowledge of the chanter, it is expected that evil results will follow. When "calledl" to adminrl ter to a wound ed or ill person, it tnay huappeu that the pa tiont fails to receive a fall reeovervy b one visit of the society. In thir ease, as the "miedeiane" does not solicit patients, It runt be "called" a second time rind given a feast, when the patietll will be rector-ei to health it it is the will of the (theat Spirit, who is asked to guiderI the red man and choose for hii best always. t opyrigirht. .il', by tin' atlhor. Not LONGIER. INCURABLE. Experimtents to °hnw That Cancer Is One f the I ermn I)iaerses. A New York physician is conducting a 'eries of exsne imient at the cancer hospital whose outconme will be of tile highest inter eat to the large and unfortunately growing numbtler of perrsons who stffer from a terri le aflichetion, says the Chicagoy Evening Po.t. The theory that calnc.r, like tihe cholera, tuberculosis and serallpox, is a germi disease is not a tnew eia'. Home two rears agon Eluropean Si ciahlists sut'gYsted that the cholera germ might be found to rust in the eryslpelaes poison; as they had itbw vr'ed that ervrtipilatous conditions tre qlenitly acor tianied the dlevelopull tt of cancer, ntld ril t rlutents were oiadna oil this theory bLut wititout satisfactoi y rnvilts. aloie recontly in New York thit experi menlts have been renriwed. In rdr the dll riotionl of It)r. \rillrIts T. hiull virilinia ware erected in the grounds of the cancer hoipitarl whera cean'rer patients whit were to be ilsoculated with thre c yipelatous geruls eri lid be isolated. A New York con tetaporary atfords alr aecOllnat 'of so:ire of the riperiniesnts now in plroress. 'lThe pia tients aan strictly isolateld on Irecount of the infectiaou nature orf ervuilelse. The erysipelas germs founsad iii the neruu of the blood were onltured by thei farlihar pro oras in sterilit.t gelatine and hviotderi ui ally injected into the cancerous growth. It is said that one patutant, a wtlillLIaI, who Was llnrt trouted two wle.,Ls ,a'r', naelody shiows signs sof Imlrovenllllait. The otito o. though unwilling to predicate toe mniuh on an imlportriat expertluent, are not un',opn ful of altiliiatt success. 'Their rc0ossa wotl I esan tIhe furthlr abridgement of the list of "Ilicurable" deseases. Semator (lornitn Is a mllost methodclal nlil. Its rises at six every mllorning, sits just sixty minutes sat dinner, aind never r any p'rtort permiuts an interruption of h a mealst. Ue takes a walk of a flied lealtur every day, bathos at the saea boar, ai l never uses tobacco or liiqttweI