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Ala,.sFift undad r per year......... N w Bangay] per month...... 5 f.y .in advancel per em..a....... 0 (in Oadvane oenlr per year..... n o ycoprier, per week, lere* issana S.NA, MONT., DEC. 19, 1892. ointeries abroad will alwars find Tre sonsRoaT on filee at their favorite a flath. Avenue and letroplitan, New esont Minneapalles Baldwin and Palaoe felseot MaDerimatt Butte; Lalnd Hotel, irported for Tai INDFPzNDENT daily by E. J. a interest of Heat olen aites is jut now Tn. legislative assembly of the state ,of Montana is a higher tribunal than the supreme court when it comes to de t~rmlning who shall sit in that body. hoe next United States senator will be a ,democrat TsHE fortune left by Jay Gould has been swollen by nearly four iullions *ince his death, owing to the advance ip railroad stocks held by the estate. r. Gould once sall sit ind that nobody need ear him because e said tshould take noth feig away w him . The danger in this instance is from what he left behind him. THE caucus of republican senators in appointing a committee of five of their number to aid in eliminating democratic members of the legislatures in the close states ignored Sanders and Power. Why was this slight put upon those able experts? Has it come to the pass that even their party associates look upon them as frauds? SSmATO- QUAY is one of the prominent re publicans who does not propose to give the democrats an opportunity to secure control e of the next senate. In an interview with T'he Journal Quay does not agree with some of the other politicians in his party that it would be politic, now that the d democracy have the presidency and the house to give them the senate.-Minneapo lil Journal. t Of course he doesn't. The thieves all a stand together. THERE is too much of New York in the talk about the next administration. New York didn't vote for Cleveland in convention; its vote wasn't required to elect him, and it won't be necessary to ask that state to run the administration. I The state will probably get one member of the cabinet this time, instead of two i as in 1885, and only its reasonable share of the other places. CON.RESSMAN TOM L. JOHuSON hopes there will be opposition to Speaker Crisp's candidacy for re-election. Mr. Johnson does not give the name of his candidate, though he is generally be lieved to be a man named Johnson. The democrats in congress will very likely agree that there is plenty of time for the Johnson family to win further rewards in national politics. A PnIrSIDENT who is firmly of the opinion that he elected his party, instead of hise party having elected him, is liable, before I the end of his term, to prove a troublesome customer to the party lrboring u.der the delusion that it elected him.-Globe Demo- I erat. And a president who insists that he has always been right and that the country has done wrong in rejecting him, cannot geot out of office any too soon to please the American people. ClARLEs S. IFAianciutu made one of the best administrative oflicers in Presi dent Cleveland's cabinet. Iie was a trusted lieutenant of Daniel Manning and a worthy successor to him. If he returns to his old post the country will have the services of an able man. Never theless it would be betier oil many ac counts if the treasury pI.rlfolio should go west - at least as far ae Illinis. 'lHet. changed forte of thei Australian ballot prolpos.l in- .I ludgeI ulnt in Suin day's IN.oli. N.ixT is by far the lest that hils h eu suggested. It cintairs all possible saftegunards nailst mlistakes of voters; it lts those whto Irish to do so, vote for all the can ,lidats if a party by i bsingle tmark; it has the cnulttates grocuped by iparti s. l'he Iore it is studied the more will the new plan grow in favor, EVeN 'Alt i enlt rge nit by eight cr,iuniis 'JTHri. INor c ra i:'r is still ob) lig'd to give Tpi all .vailtable space to holiday adverters animud encroach some wlhat 'on e he domain of its readers. But tlhe adverti.aiii'nts thetmiselves are at tractive reading matter these days for the legion of Christmas shoppers, and TiEt INDEPENDNENT iS a Comlplete index and guide to all the shops that have holiday goods to offer. TIIF .Iaulvllu Courier Journal com prenses a groat deal of truth into this paragraph: "Montana was admitted to statehood because its adtnission could not be de cently retutsed by the republicanu party. It was not considered safely republican, and, to offset tihe possible loss of its sen ators, the sparsely settled territory of Wyoming--ounfessodly unprepared for settehood--was brought in at the same time. At that time the repubhoan ma J. iti in Wyoming was considered ab I that "Sanders, of Montana, blo a roioud to the newspaper boys about the deaocrats trying to steal the legslature of his state, te a clear ease of Satan rebuking ala. Sanders has no more legal right to a seat in the senate than has a member of the E.iglish parliament." TaE Montana silver statue is very use. ful to paragraphers these days; indeed it is difficult to say what would have filled the post election space of so many contemporaries had not Miss Rehan aroused the universal jealousy of her comrades in art. The most suggestive reference thus far is that unerring, off hand allusion of the New York Times to that "troublesome metal." It is a troublesome metal, difficult to get and becoming difficult to get rid of. PRESIDENT HARRIsoN will spend the holidays in duck shooting on Chesapeake bay. With the single exception of Mr. Cleveland, President Harrison has brought down more ducks than any man in the country and is therefore en titled to a high place in records of mark manship. The consensus of opinions gathered from republican office holders is, however, that Mr. Harrison will con tinue to be one of the least important men in the country until March 4. IT is announced that the two great news organizations, the Associated press and the United press will combine on Jan. 1 and form one powerful asso ciation. The Associated press agencies will handle the news west of Chicago and the United press will succeed the Associated press in the eastern field. The amalgamation will give the country the best news service it has ever had. THE. INDEPENDENT owns franchises in both associations and will tnerefore be able to give its readers the full benefit of the new arrangement. THE Chicago Herald again calls atten. tion to the necessity of a change in the time of the meeting of congress so as to bring a new session in to co-operate with the president immediately after his inauguration. It says: "The present house ought to lose no time in passing a bill providing that the first session of each new congress shall begin on the first or second Monday in March after the expiration of the next preced ing congress. It is bad enough for a congress tb hold a session and legislate after the people have condemned it and elected another of a different com plexion. But since that can not be changed by law the least that can be done to bring congress in closer touch with the electorate is to enact that each new congress shall convene immediately after its predecessor expires." It would be far better, however, to amend the constitution so as to provide that after a new congress is chosen there should not be anothersession of its predecessor. The party that is defeated at the polls should not have another turn at the wheel. Incumbents of office who have been defeated at the polls are often re vengeful, always careless and generally indifferent. DRIFT. a as Queen Viotoria has ffty-five descend- if ants. tt Only th ee species of reptiles exist in Ire- hi land. tl Thackeray wrote most of his best work ki before breakfast. Ginger essence contains twice as much In alcohol as whisky. it In China they tie a red cord around a baby's wrists, so that it may grow no quiet hi and obedient. 1 Among the wealthy classes of Japan it is considered undignified to tide a horse go- , ing faster than a walk. w It is said that in the province of Ontario, I Canada, platinum has been discovered in a mineral called spue ylite. a the custom of adoption is unive sal in I Japan, where it is pract:ced to keep a fam- a ily name from becomling extinct. f, It is said that a wet silk handkerchief tied without folding over the face is a com- d plete security against suffocation by smoke. At the better class of Parisian cafes, writ ing pita er, envelopes, ens, ink. etc., are furnished to the guests free; in hotels of the same city the guests have to pay for them. The sultan of Turkey has 300 wives; the king of l)ahomey. 250: the shah of Pe sia, 400; the king of 'lam, 600: the king of Ash antiee, 3,0.t0; the emeror oft Morocco, 0,00)0. live hundred persons are sa~d to have i worked on thr Ibrilal veil of the Princess c Marguerite of P'russia, which was mads at c Hii.chbe g, liiesia. It took ten days to co00mplete the veil, which is made of bean tiul lace. 'lelepho.ne oteratorsi iit ]leloiui. mnany l I whom, as in other ,ouolt les, are girls, aRs reqluired, now that the goverunment has absorbel tie Imsiniiees, to pass an examine- I tion it F.eimien. Fr.nch, (o: man and Eng lish. I'hey mus* nalo have a good knowl edIge of gtographly and be able to draw a complete map of Eu ope. -tatistios of iho .alvation army read at the general conventloni hild in New York city reevntly show that the indoor congre #gation fo, tisn ast twelve msrnthe nosn tiered 13,1 ',s.:e; pe soas; tChat 402 cities and totns were 'occupieui'; that 555 corps and outposts wero established, and that 32,433 converts were made. It wse also shown that the coutinientnl leg ttuiits include 1,500 ofiiers anil 1:3,1(5 soldiers end re cruits, anild 2.307 local oiiic:.r. and hands men. The amount of siui work accom plished by twenty-one ofticers during the past year was remarkable. In New York, Boston. Philadelphia and (h:cao :35,5'24 families were visited, 1:,1314 ealoon vistts were made, 53,104 personis were dealt with on the streets and ill salouins, 5.117 meals wo:e riven away, (; :=4 child cnl were cared for, 718 sick c tnes nursed, 208 rooms sorubbed, (001 hours were spent in mend ing. The Shelter brigade found employ merit for (414 persons, provided clothing for 423 pe sons, provided beds for 14,!906 per sons and distributed fool to L3.000 persons. Do ing the past year an auxiliary brigade has been established, with 531 members. inoluding ten doctors of divinity, twenty three ministers and ten physicians. i eal e na aties s t18W44l ma5iy$ n ti@e4 to Khna.it 'etd is tb.nse' to 188 say ther ,aeled as*ia nad moed on a f.rm. .n 1871 my stepfather died. The farm ~I sold at ehberlP sale the next year. Then m mothtler myself and thee brothett vead to Wlichita, Kan,~ I benP the oldest of the four bojys. Hare is where I first tasted the love of may wild career. For three years, of and on. I drove a freight train aoross the Indian Territory. During this time my excitement for wild li11 was cultivated, andI contracted the At stknowl. edge of gambling. A game called "keno" was rmy rest experienoe. With a friend of mine I went to the gambling house. I sat and watched him win several good pots, and from that moment I was struck on the game. On the following day I studied how easy I migl.t win some money, but not having what they atll a starter, I went to bed, but could not sleep, my mind being so tasoi nated on the game. The thought truck me of some silver that lay on the shelf, I got up, took the $1.80 in silver belonging'to my mother, and went to the gambling tabie. I stayed out until two o'olock in the morn ing and then went home and slipped back into bed with a strong determination in my mind to beat that game and get even, 'the fact was I spent a great portion of my time at the keno game, but never got even. In 1876 my mother, one brother and I started weet by team during the gold ex oitement in the Black Hills. I was then 17 years old. I drove a freight train that summer in the hills and gambled and drank whisky. The same fall I started for Texas; took sick on the road and laid off in Omaha, Neb., for about three months. Two of the main features of my life that I did not neglect were gambling and drink ing. I then went on my voyage south. I landed in C:ny county, Texas, in. August. Here I spent three years of my life roving over the country from place to place, work ing a little and gambling and drinking brd whisky. In 1880 I got the gold ferr' again, and went back to the Black Hills. At this time I made up my mind that I could not work and gamble with any success, and that there was nothing in work anyhow, so I threw it up, and started out as a profes sional, thinking I had learned all the ropes of a gambler and all the mean things that belong to the profession, I was ires to pick up and let nothing slip when I had made money. I was not long a profession al until I went by the name of "Nervv Jim." One day I bet a man $40 against 10 cents; from that time on I always went by the name of "Nervy Jim." I spent one year in the hills, one day with money, the next broke, but never failed to have my whisky. In 1881 I went to Miles City, Mont. Here in connection with my profession I added smoking of opium, which I kept up for about a year and a half. From this I went to eating morphine. Then I be gan the use of the hypodermic syringe, but still the appetite was not satisfied. I used coeaine and all other drugs during this time, roving from one city to another. F om Miles City I went to Glendive, then to Billings; from there I went to Living ston, then back to St. Paul. Up to this time I had spent about five years in gam bling, drinking and using allot thesednnes. Imagine my condition! I had never imag ined my condition before until I went out on the Missouri river bridge, threw my drugs into the river, resolving in my own strength, with the help of my friends, to quit. I was without the drug abouttwenty four hours when I lost all sense of reason and was given no to die by my friends. A physician was consulted and the morphine was again given me. It was but a short time until I was up on my feet again. I then decided in my mind that there was no cure for me. I then got a new bottle of morphine and followed the same life as be fore, using about thirty grains of morphine per day, besides trying to drink all the whisky in the saloons. From here I went back toLivingston, and for five years more roved from one town to another all over the state of Montana, gam bling, drinking and using the poisoning drugs. I had no respect for, myself or any one else. About the last of Ma oh, 1192, I came back to Helena just about dead, or the same as a dead man, hardly able to walk, bound down by the use of whisky and morphine. About the first of May I came in contact with the Salvation army. Of course, I had heard of them, but never took any stock in them; in fact, I thought they were crazy or foolish, but I finally be gan to take some interest in them. As they came out on the street corners I stood around and heard them tell of God's power to save those who were lost. I wondered if they were telling the truth. I knew there was a book called the Bible. but had no knowledge of its contents or teacbings. I would occasionally follow them to the heall, but soon to come away. I kept getting more interested and would buy the War Cry. but I could not think there was any show for my getting saved. As I looked back over my life I thought it was impossible, but I was made to believe by these people that the use of this drug was.a sin. I had always before looked on it as a habit. On Saturday, the 28th day of May, I fo!,owed the army to their hall, with Capt. Bennett in command, and there heard the message from the Bible how the son of man had come to seek and to save that which was lost. I went to the penitent aorm, sand there, like Blind Bartimens. I eried: "Oh, thou son of David, have mercy on me!" 1 have found him a good pi) al clan and a dear Saviour andi a blessed friendr, for he arved me both body and se.l. and has since provided for me. Bless God! Befote I had no friends, now Christian ftricends surround me on all sides. My experisence of seventeen years as a drunkard and gambler has roved to me that in sin happy days ae few. CoMrnADE JourN OXLEY. Legal blanks at this office. lloys' kne pants or shirt waist any siz' or any iattern for 2: cents at trh e'ilth'iv, peocial 'a'e 0 onday and Tuesday mornings from 10 to 12 only. liamuel K. Davis-Speclal. INVESTMENT FTOCKS. Iron Mountain, lots 5)00 to 5,000; the best investment in the market. No other stock on the list pays the percentage that this does. Buy now at the bottom. l'ie nn, Marysville, (gold mine) 3,378 shares, at n pr:ce. Whitlach Union and McIntyre. For a sure thing investment-with no possibility of loss-the stock in this gold mine is a purchase, A few small lots for sale. Iald lbutt., Marysville, the g.eatest gold mine developed in Montana; 500 shares only offered. Yellowstone, (Castle). I have some lots of this stock aggregating 12.000 shares. As it seems an almost certainty that the rail road contracts will be signed within the prevent month, the nominal price of this lot of stock would appear to be a good eve,-nlation. Henton group, (Neihart). This is the phe nomenal gold and silver mine of Montana; one block 10,000 hLarts; one lot 1,700 shares. Good investment. Florence, (Neihart.) A mine of great promise; 1,000 snare lot is anl I have. 26t and 27 lBailey B!ock. IlGaveou et n the laetst, in ellver novellies? Go to the J. " t.,iemetz Jewelry ('o.'s stauro. Large line of games, blokae and puzzles, at The I se llive. The Merchants' Natluao l llask. The regular annual meeting of the share holders of the Merchants' National bank for the election of directors to serve for the ensuing year will be held at the bank rooms on the 10th day of January, 18193,. between the hon.s of four and six p. ru. of said day. AAnto tIfsri,:vtil.e, Cashier. Helena, Mont., Dec. ', 111:". l)olle, dull tables, diahes, furniture and dull I r sundries at 't he Bee Oliv.. Prices to Sutt Everybody. D And goods 'lo please Everybody a pockets. HYLLNA JiWELBa Co. Tfint + during the ty of `last have repeatedly * se4 ae would give their same oUa po tuwit ao this uona : After having .. n uidered the matter we have , lded to a9a throw profit tO the four w'W4*, comply with the request of our patrons, and inaugurate a sale that for good round bargains will aain excite the wonder and suprise of our competitors and the admiration of our customers, People wonder how we can do this. It is no secret While we slaughter thousands and thousands of dollars worth of goods that there is not one cent profit in to us, the magnitude and daring of such a sale cannot but advertise and bring us betore the generous public in a mez ner that they will not soon forget. WhIy, our great discount sale of last year that has been so much talked about and is yet fresh in the public mind, was the greatest and best adver tisement we have ever had. Our large stock of last year has swelled to proportions that would do credit to Chicago or New York. Every nook and corner of each depart ment is brim full of the choicest and best goods the market aefords, and we are going to throwthis en tire a.,d complete stock of elegant, goods open to the public at one fourth (25 per cent) off for cash. In order to give all a chance who wish to purchase their holiday presents early we will begin this aale to-morrow, Monday, Decem ber the 19th, and. continue for seven days, ending Saturday, De cember the 24th. Our goods are all marked as usual, in'plain fig ures, and you will get one-fourth off the marked price. Thus, a suit marked and worth $20.00, will only cost you $15.00 during this sale. We are convinced more than ever that our low prices are our best and greatest advertisement to the public. Come early and select your goods. Remember this sale commences on December 19th, and ends on the 24th. THE BOSTON CLOTHING CO,, 23 and 25 S. Main St., HELENA, MONT. YOUR PALATE TICKLED YOUR POCKET SUITED With our New' Grop Tea in 5-lb. cans. BROADWAY GROCERY CO,, 515 Broadway. Telep ,onn 50. USE ll "S'us A Sweet 'ae at the Window. Nothing but the best of North Dakota Hard Wheat is used in the manufacture oa the celebrated Diamond Patent Flour And every sack bear ing the Diamond Brand is guaranteed equal to any in the market. k AEK YOUR GROCER FOR IT. t.=-FRED SASS,Y= Mamafratrevr ro CIGA RS. Wholesale and retail doaler in Imrg otod and Domestic t igars, (igarettes and Ioo,.erw' Arti* el.s. IArlget a d beet aumotmeot ,f Priag Wood. Meerachaum rn anI Fuoy Ipcr in L.b city. 1o0 135 0orth lain St.. Helena, Complete Installations for light Electrical l e Mines. and Transmission Motors and Stationary Motors. Without Distribution For all kind of work from one-tenth to Gonmutators. S,ooo horse-power. ELECTRICAL MINING PLANTS. Locomotives, Hoists, Diamond Core Drills, Pumps, Coal Cutters and Ventilators. Lightning arresters that will protect our apparatus. STREET RAILWAYS. We have the ONLY PERFECT SYSTEM. The Edison Incandescent Lamp~, Owned by this Company, is the only Incandescent Lamp lawfully made; all others are coun terfeits. See decision of Court of Appeals in case of Edison Electric Light Co. vs. United States Electric Light Co., decided Oct. 4, 1892. Copies of this decision will be sent upon application. REPAIR DEPARTMENT. The most completely equipped Repair Department in the Northwest. Every facility for all kinds of repair work on Motors, Dynamos, Transformers and othern electrical apparatus. The most modern facilities and skilled labor make this department complete. SAVE FREIGHT by sending all repairs to us, and remember the prices we charge are very reasonable. Northwest General Electric Company, E. P. WETMORE, MANAGER HELENA BRANCH. Aroostook Condnsed Milk Perfectly Pure. The Very Richest on the Market. SPECIAL BRANDS: "Maine dersey," "Dirigo," "Baby" and "Nev)port." Aroostook County Milk COMPANY. Bach, Cory & Co., DistributIng Agents fIr Meatana. Remember the Brana Our second series of exhibits are over. Don't you forget the Main Points: St. Charles Evap orated Cream is Unsweetened, perfectly sterilized, absolutely d pure, good in the sick room, in the kitchen or the camp. The 0 doctors' aid, the mothers' friend, the bady's hope. GREAT CLOSING OUT SALE - OF THE ---- o ENTIRE STOCK OF CLOTHING Gents' a.rilshlalP, HBts, Caps, Boots and Shoes, of the late JAKE FELDBBBO. eOODS ACTUALLY SLAUGHTERED Those in mseed of anly oodi In this lime would do well to lnveotigate, a you am saveo from 15 to 25 PICR CENT. on every article you purohage at the Old-Time Clothing House of Jake Feldberg's Estate. .A.. BIREj]NF ELID, IMIanager We have the Finest line of Imported Perfumes ever See for Yourself displayed in the Northwest FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Novelties in the latest designs Pan r Dru o of Leather and Fancy Goods. Especially do we call attention to Sterling Silver Mounted Goods. MONEY TO LOAN I24 SV'U4S TO S'CIT. On Improved City and Farm Property, for One, Two, or Three Yearq at lowest current rates of interest. WILLIAM DE LACY, ROOMS 21 AND 22. GOLD BLOCK. HELENA. MONT. GO TO H. M. PARCHEN & CO.'S For the Largest and Finest Stock of PERFUMERY and TOILET ARTICLES In the city. Fresh goods from first hands at Eastern prices. PARCHEN'S CORNER. The oldemt frit mud pro- thkd lf 1 duce house. in ekotaa C. B. LEBKICHER, LINDSAY CO. BlanlBooks -DEALERS IN FRUIT AND PRODUCE. An aGeneral Booklnlln. IELENA, MONTANA. MaeafetUamstef the Iadestreetible l'at-Opeai bla ma Mseek. I Sweot Cider. ' Shipped In Fresh Oteui. ' N le at e Cast. ae c erres, i and roultr and ESTIMATES FURNISHED. Sea oa r arr leF o 4 me O ras I oest Rasesa Dasr Second Floor Herald Building. a rape 1 rioMs. 5apss.