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VOL. XXxIVo--NO. U12.- HELENA MONTANA. S8UNDAY MOSRNING, DECEMBER 14, 1893. -RIOE M Off. 3 Ofl. THEBOSTON'S ANNUAL Uoarter OH1 Sal IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN. This Sale Will Positively Close on December 25th. THE BOSTON CLOTHING CO. 23 AND 25 SOUTH MAIN STREET. ONE PRICE. PLAIN FIGURES. SQUARE DEALING. M Off. M off PARK AVE, PAiRK AVE, NEAR EDWARDS STREET. AN IMIENSE STOCK And every article useful and or namental, and gu rant:ed as rep resented. All grades ol. goods in every line and prices to suit every purse. The Best Selection For Holido y Gifts. -INNER SETS, TEA SETS, CHAMBER SETS, FISH SETS, GAME SETS, ICE CREAM SETS, WINE SETS, WATER SETS, LIQUOR SETS, LIBRARY LAMPS, PARLOR LAMPS, PIANO LAMPS, BANQUET LAMPS. Odd Pieces in Handsome Decor ated China. Best Quality Silverware. Visit our store bofore purchasing. The only stock, the best goods, the lowest prices. Park Avenuo Park Avlnue NEAR EDWARDS ST. F. J. Edwards ESTIMATING THE HEVENUE Under the Wilson Bill Customs Re. esipts Would Be Less Than in 1892. Estimating Them on the Same Amounts of ImportS for the Year. For the First Hall of the Present tear the SI)Jeeleney WIlt Be About 6ae,ooo,ooo. WAsumqorw, Pea, 28.-A table of cosu parison bypAtbo bouse committee on y.ays and mesnjgboewirp the ihpertaltinei of the fiscal year 1809, and the estlmss4 dutles un4 the Wilson bill, has b)en printed and distributed to members of the commlttee. The recapitulation shows the total value of importations for the year were $45.5839,401, and that the duties re aeive4 were $173.098,474. Estimated rev enues under the Wilson .bill are $107,600,. 570, showing an estimated decrease of duty of $65,407,900. Estimated decreases by the shobedule are as follows: Ohbemicals, oils, paints, duties for 1892, $5,697,762;, estimated under the Wilson bill, $1,147,420; earths, earthen ware, glassware, duties rooeived, $11,819, 792; estimated $7.723,154; metals and man. ufaotures of, duties received, $20,526,796, estimated $12,631,825; wood and manufac tores of, duties reeoived, $834,826; esti mated $577,810; sugar, duties received, $128,900; estimated $68,258; tobac co and manofaetures of, duties re celved, $10,265,C67; eastimated $8,970,124; agriculto al products and provisions, duties received, $10.016,232; estimated, $6,883,422; spirits, wines and other beverages, duties roeived, $9,280,583: estimated. $8,052.256; cotton manufactures, duties. received, $49, 468,847; estimated, $46,550,477; flax, hemp, jute, etc.. duties received. $17,108,.77; estl mated, $11,527,166; wool and msnufad toues of. duties received, $84,293,64a ; estimated, $14,238,073; silk and silk goods, duties received, $16,965.687; estimated $14,282,742; pulps, paper boxes, duties received, $1,807,167; estimated $1.456,186; sundries, duties received, $11, 994,440; estimated $10.890,182; unenumer. ated articles, duties received, $208.778; esti mated $208,778. No changes from the articles transferred to the free list. The revenue last year was $12,434,218. Also received under section three, the reciprocity portion of the Mc Kinley law, $95,702, all of which are free under the Wilson bill. Government receipts for this month up to date have been, In round numbers, $5,000,000 less than expenditures. The re ,e;rtr. were $21,050,000; expenditures, $20,243,000, of which $11,969,000 hba been on account of pensions.. Takipgl these fqures as a baiti for calculation the excess o' expendltures over receipts for the month will be between $6,000,000 and $7,000,000, and es the deficiency in revenues for the first five months of the fiscal year approxi mated $30,000,000, the indications are that the rust half of the year will show a deficienoy of between $36.000,000 and $37, 000.000. It is not anticipated by the treasury ofil cials, however, that the next six months will make such a showing. Secretary Car lisle estimates the probable deficiency at the close of the year at $28,000,000. 'iLe availhb!e cash in the treasury to-d.,y was 390,4S7,268, of which, $82.4!2,104 is the net ,old reserve. On the let inst. the available balance was $95,199,616. A 305-DAY PRESENT. And Every Sueoeeding Day It Will Grow In Vnlue. Now. good digestion wait on appetite, And Lealta on both! -Shakespeare. Of course good digestion will not wait on appetite, nor health on both, unless one's food is well cooked. And It is not likely to be well cooked unless your cook has a World's Fair Souvenir Cook book, secured through THE INDEPESDENT'S extraordinary premium offer, explained on another page. As a concession to the demands or the sea son it has been deolded to allow any sub scriber to THE INI)DEPENDENT, daily or weekly, Iaid up or delinquent, to get one or more of these last and best publications on the subject of culinary art for the price of $1.25 cash. Thi a offer will only hold good du nug the holiday season, and gen tlemen wishing to make their wives happy and themselves comfortable can find no better way of doing it than by getting a World's Fair Souvrnir Cook book. THiE NATIVITY PLAY. Pleasant Eatertalnment to lie GIves Wednesday Evening at St. Vincent'r . Next Wednesday evening. Dec. 27, the pupile of St. Vincent's academy will give a very enjoyable entertainment at the academy. It is eutitle.l "The Nativity Play, or Chrietmas Cantata." The play has been tho.o oahly rehearsed, and those who attend can expect a very pleasant en tertainment. The programmeis as follows: Scene 1-The Annunciation. Tableau. ceno 2-The o lessed Virgin visits her cousin St. Elizabeth. otee.3-lhe birth of our Divine Lord an nounced to the shepherds. tcenu 4- I he mali vidit King Hiorod. teeuno --'1 ha magi arrive at the crib. le no --Ring lieroi's palace. Song and dano of the mistile. bEtenno --1 utrauce of the Holy Innocents. econe --Irinal 'labIasu. with caroi and roei tations. concluding with the "Adosto ildelis." SANTA CLAUS IN TIlE CAPITAL.I Presidoentia and Cabinet Bables !lave a Good Time. WAentroTvo, Dec. 2b.-The White house Christmas tiee was lighted this afternoon. All the cabinet babies and mothers in the city were present to see the grand illuminea tion. The tree was attended by four meen, who assisted Mrs. Cleveland in distribut ing the gifts. There was one for each child in the cabinet circle and the chilldron nearly went wild over the beauties of the tree. The president went in for a while to watbc the fun and to enjoy the bhildren's plearure in the happy event. In accordance with custom all the exeou tive departments of the goverment were closed at noon to-day, so the employee will have time to make Christmas preparations. Neotle to Stook Owners. Carr Bros. will feel horses and cattle hay at $4 per month; also let them run to straw itokes. Have good sheds and spring water that never freeaes and 1,000 scres of good pasture. Enquire at Britr & Dougherty's livery stable. The Arabella. How the Arabella four is sellinR! Walker Bros., of the Broadway grocery, have or dered three times this week a thousand pounds eaoh order. If you want the best flour bOy Arabella made in Helena. AFFAIRS IN EUROPE. apelr-l's Polley Does Nes ualt the Poll eloleua-Dake 'o IsareCoburs-Gotht. ICopyright 1808 by the Assoclated Presel Dantle, Dee. 28.-Liberal and radical papers are annoyed at the eonelliatory at tiuede adopted by the heaneellor and for* :lga seerotary toward the aararianse, sad he:o the day is near at hand when Caprivl will take up the glove and fsht. The National Zeltung suggests that the sonservativye could easily be made to feel their folly if Caprlvl would fill the vaeaneies ethtiaml in higher offices by liberals. The extreme methode of the agrarian. appear, however, to be defeating their own ends, and small ftrmers are deseirtng the recently formed agrarian league by hundreds. It is calcu lated that nearly 40,000 farmere, or almost a third of the whole membership, have al ready seceded. Undesrround work continues against the Raiana treaty, or a moment delibera tions .eet, btth u asaian delegates will reats!t hore autltjey are resumed after New Year. In et of the slow progresa made it is expected an enderetanding will be reached. NeoW Year's day will, as usual, unite all the commanine offcers of Germany wound the emperor, when he is accustomed to ad dress them. The emperor's speech is looked forward to ae a prediction of the coming political situation. Debate in the English parliament upon the duke of 8asxo-oburg-Gotha's rosition ¶,ems likely to ereste dissatisfaction here. The Hamburger Nachriohfon says the posi tion of the duke was discussed in a manner which cannot be raesed over without notice on the German side. The duke became a sovereign German federal prince, over whose rights and duties no foreign parliament is entitled to deliver an opinion. The incompatabdlity of such an occurrence with the dignity and respect due the German empire and its federal princes should form the subject of discus sion as an early sitting of the reichetag. Severe measures are being taken to stop soolalist propaganda in schools and col leges. owig to the revelation through the report of the dibeetor of Gleifewald gymna sium that a number of students belonging to the upper classes were connected with the socialist party, and in correspondence with the leaders. The emperor has forbidden the further performance of Oldon's play "*Catherine the Cuaning." on account of the authorro fusing to expungeo the phrase relating to the battle of Sedan which shooked the emperor. Major Nieber, of the general staR, hba been appointed commander of the balloon department of the Prussian army indicates an extension of the balloon service. HOTEL HELENA DINNER. The Christmas aMenu Will Be Fully Up to Previous Occaalons. Ever since it has been opened the Chbist mae dinners at the Hotel Helena have been noted for their excellence. This year Man ager Walker has left nothing undone that will insure the keeping up of the good rec ord made in previous years, and those who do not care to dine at home can go to The Helena, feeling that nowhere else in the city can they get such a Christmas dinner. The menu, as follows, fully proves this: -- Little Neek Clams - Green Sea Turtle, Clear Conomime. Prinlaniere Royal Falted Almonds t.ouclheesa I a hioine Planked Shad, t:eorro Sotatoes, Duchess Olives Celery Lettuce Capon with falt Pork. Anglaise Frogs Saddles, ala Amoricaine Name Pie. St. Humbert Cream Fritters., Cracoa Sauec Prime Ribs of Lotf Suckling Pig. Baked Apples Young Turkey, ( hestunt Dressing Champagne Punch Tolst IaIrtridge. urrant Jelly Chicken. Mayonaeoe honed Turkey. Truffies Mashed Potatoes .olad Potatoes Faked bweet Potatoes Asparagus on j1 oast Fr:nch Peas Cauliflower. a la Creme (hristmas'Padding, Hard and y Sauce Mince Pie Lmrfno Meringue Pie Strawberry 'Bavarian Creaon Marksch io Jelly Assorted Cake b ow York lc Cream Confectionery unts Figs tailins Fruit Crackers dan and Amnrictn.ioe#oe Coffee CANDIES AND ,'UYSTIRS. Herz & Co. Is the Place Where the Best of Each Is to Be Had. That the Helena public prefers the beast is well illustrated in the big holiday bus iness Herz & Co., in the big Beveridge block, have done and rra doing in candies. This establishment makes all its own can dies, out of the purest ingradients, and they are fresh every day. It employs an exoert candy manufacturer, and all day yesterday and the day before the store was crowded. The little ones must have can dies on Christmas, and parents want them to have the sort that will do them the least harm. That is the reason they buy at Herr & Co. The store will be open to-day and to-morrow, and those who have not bought will be accommodated. Fresh oysters daily is oanother specialty at Hers & Co., and the proprietors are pre pared to answer every demand for the finest bivalyes taken out of Chesapeake bay. Family trade is as carefully looked after as the patronage in the parlors. Not so Bad as Feared. HOuarSTEAD, Pa., Lee. 28.-At one o'clock this morning fourteen Hungarians were en. gaged in the excavation for the foundations for the now building for the Carnegie Steel company. when the walls caved in. Wild rumors to the effect that all were killed at enos spread, but the accident proved less serious. John linoddie wee killed and John Noroski, John Hfako and Charles Marrglatt injured. Noroski may die. The Trial of Prenderarost. Crxooo, Doec. 23.-The evidence in the Plendergast case was concluded to-day. Arguments will begin Tuesday. The attor. ney for the defense threatens to attack the competence of Juror Murray, on the ground that it was discovered that he was an intimate friend of the late Mayor Harri son. PERSONAL. Lee Leslie, of the Chicago News Record, is in the city on a visit to his friend, George Loekley. deputy United LStates marshal. Col. Bird, formerly paymaster at Helena, who has been stationed at Omaha, is now on duty as Columbus Barracke, Columbus, Ohio. Miss Genevieve Burnham leaves to-day for Columbia Falls. in answer to a telegram from her sister. Mrs. J. W. Face, who is very ill. Itlobard Locke', Jr., arrived in Helena yesterday evening from the military neead amy at Oadea, and will spend the holidays with his palents. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Fortner will ocoupy their new residence in the en-.t spring or summer, formerly owned by Goo. Seymer, near Hotel Broadwater. Dr. Wm. Treaoe received a telegram from Col. Thos. Cruee, who is now at Cakland, Cal.. bringing the welcome news that he is steadily gairting in strength and getting back to his old time vigor. ltev. J. Wesley Hill returned tr%terday from Findlay. O., acompanied ty his family. Mrs. Hill Is in excellent health. They will t elide at 29 North lAenton avenue-. While in Ohioltsv. Mr. Hill assisted his father in revival meetings for three nights at Areadia, where the elder Mr. Hill is pastor. THE HECEIVERS GET IT. Afier a Hard Struggle to Make Both Ends Meet the Santa Fe Fails. The Total Liabilities of the Com pDany at Present Amount to $240,000,000. Interest Due Jan. 1, 1804, Can Not Be 'ald-Miles of Track Invelved 8,840. LITLr RBoot, Ark., D.^.$,.--Tbo expeot 4 In the railroad world hggpened to-day. The Atchison, Topeka & Sapta Sr' and the t., Louis & San Francisco asineads and their branches, comprising the.1its Fe system. proper, have been plaoed's the hbands of three receivers, sh order being made by United States Circuit Judge H. C. Celdwell, in chambers, at 5:30 this evening. The application was made by the Union Trust company, of New York, trustees for the bondholders of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and the Moerantile Trust com company, of New York, trnetees for the bondholders of the St. Louis & San Fran Cisoo. The frst intimation of decisive action wa- received at two o'clook this afternoon, whea the special which left St. Louis at two o'clock this morninga arrived over the Iron Mountain, with prominent railway attorneys and offcials oR board, who has tened at once to the feiiral cootrt house and were soon closeted with Judge Cald well. The party included George F. Shar rett, clerk of the United States circuit court of Kansas; Geo. H. Peek, general soliioltor for the Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe; E. D. Kenna, general solicitor for the Bt. Louis & Sian Franclso;l H. T. Merrill, general manager and secoed iieo-president of the'Frisao; Chas. B. Alexander and W. W. Greena of the irm of Alexander & Green, o'i New York, counsel bor the Mer cantile Trost comfpany. ef New York, and ,W. A. Roslinton, of Topoke, counsel for the Union Trust company, of Now York. They remained behind closed doors with Judge Caldwell until 5:80 when an order was agreed upon appointing three receivers for the Santa Fe system. 'hey are J. W. Reinhardt, president of the Santa Fe; J. 4J McCook. general counsel for- the Santa Fe, and Joseph C. Wilson, clerk of the United States district court at Topeka, the latter being a compromise receiver, the railroads having recommended lReinhardt. McCook and George C. Nickerson, the latter a director of the system, but who was ob jected to by complaina.te. The receiver ship met with no restietaeo .od the part of the railOad companies and a. sareementi w"is hkly resced:'! 'i . The bills ti The oases showed 'the lines heavily ifrvolved with maturing obliga tions coming on soon, and interest due Jan. 1 could not be paid and would be fore closed. In both cases complainants' bills .ent elaborasely into figuare and were very full and voluminour. The bonded indebt. edness aggregrtes $282,000,000, as follows: One hundred and fifty million dollars fist motriage bonds; $77,000 elass A second mortgage bonds; $5,000,000 class B second mortgage bonds. Interest due Jan. 1 will aggregate nearly $1000,000. and the float ing debt is about $5,000.000, making the total liability about $240.000,000. J. W. Reinhart ana J. J. McCook, two of the receivers, are well known in railroad oircles throughout the country. The other receiver, Joseph C. Wilson, has twice been mayor of Topeka and is considered a very ;qvel-headed man. A supplementary bill will likely be filed at To;eks Jan. 5, which will be tantamount to a foreclosure for the bonded indebtedness, in which event the branch linO. which have been sapping the life-blood of the main line will be leopped off. The orders in each of the two oases were the same and direct that the receivers be ''authorized and directed to take immediate possession of all the railroad and its prop. erties. including 8,846 miles of operated lines," and rsn, manage and operate them, and execute the authority and franchises of the roads and conduct systematically their business. The receivers are ordered to exe cute each a bond for $.0,000 within the next twenty days, and the order contains an injanctlen requiring the roads to be turned over to the receiyers. It is made upon express condition that all legal debts now due, and which were contracted in the operation of the road, and inclading damages and money and work furnished and none in the construo tion, repair and equipment of the reads, shall be a first lien upon upon the property, including all liabilities to persons or cor porations who may become surety for the company or endorse or guarantee for it. 8TATEMENT BY THE DIRECTORS Eaplaining the Causes That Led to the Receivership. BoSTON, Dec. 23.-The direotore ef the Asohison system issued a statement to the bondholders and creditors, esaing the and den termination of negotiations for fnan cial relief has caused temporary embar rassment and will prevent the further pay. mont of money now due and Interest ma. turing Jan. 1. The continued finanoial depression and coincident shrinkage of the market valunof securities used by the com. pany as collateral, compelled a reduction of the floating debt and caused excessive demands on the treasury to protest all in terests, and to prevent the disintegration of the system the directors have consented that the protection of the courts be in voked. The Atchison system as a whole is amply able, even under present adverse circum stances, to earn a safe balance above fixed charges, if relieved from the floating debt, which Is not greater now than eighteen months ago. The obliations of the com pany are time notes on collateral due De cember, 1898, to June. 1894, $4,100,000; notes and loans on collateral, dtiu on call, $2200. 00;' total. $6,300,0000; iterest and other fixed obligations, dueo Jan. 1, 1894. $3.900,. 000. The market value of securities owned by the company is about equal to the entire amount of the above obligationr. President leinhart said this evening that up to last Monday the management was confident of securing the necessary funds, but the certainty that the death of George C. Magoon would be followed by attacks on the securities of the company decided the course taken by the board in consenting to a receivership. Does Protectlon Protect. Then buy your flour from our home floar mill and keep the wheels of our manufae. taring plants in Helena turning. tLes that you get the flor that is made in Helena. Why should we not buy the flor made at home. Every sack is guaranteed to give entire satisfaetion. Owlog to the luig Itush At L, Doyer & Co., 18 South Main, all day yesterday, they will keep open for the ac commodation of their customers today until noon. A bPLENDZID SHOWING. The Itory the Repert of the Amerlean Mlatoeal Beak rTnIll The statement of the condition of the American National bank, published on an other pge, tells a story of finaneil strength, growth and solidity that will be s matter of congratulation not only to the friends of that institution, but to the peoe ple of Helena and Montana generally. It showe that the city is in a belihy financial condition, because suoh a statement would not be possible were it otherwise. Probably no bank in operation only a little more than three years ever made such a good showing; certainly it has not never been equalled in this state. The growth is shown in the frot that whereas in the state ment issued July 12. of this year, the total bsines was $657,000, it now foots up over a million dollars. The deposits have more then doubled since July 12. Then they were $875,000 and the cash aend exchange on band to meet them amounted to 8,000. or 88 per cent. Now the deposits erg $766,416, and the peah on hand a -d ez qhange $42$,4I2. In other Woids the Americans ias on hand 6 .per cent of its depogltd. Another feature in the sttsement that shews the confidence the people hbare in the Amerlean is the amount it has on deposit belonging to other banks, both within and without the state. In round numbers the American is the custo dian of $240,000 belonging to other banks. 'The business of the American has grown to sunobh an extent that the number of em ployes has been trebled. No city with a bank with the deposits the American has and snach a reserve fund ould be otherwise than prosperous. It shows not only wise management on the part of the officers and confidence on the part of the public, but it is also a good indication of the financial condition of the aity as a whole. AFTER TWO WEEKS. It Is Just Fourteen Days nlace the Mern tann Natlonal Reopened for Business. There have been many inquiries as to how the Montana National bank was get ting along since it reopened. It will be two weeks to-morrow sines it resumed business, and the result shows that the temporary suspension did not lose it any friends. The irat day. as stated in TE INDoPEsnDNT sa the time, the deposits far exceeded the withdrawals, bat it was naturally supposed. tlt. in a week the scales would turn cigl , however, has not been the came. The deposits on the day of reeumption. DLe. 11, anounted to $880,000. The statement priflted in another column, giving the con. dlitin of business Dec. 19, shows deposits of $950,000, an increase of $140,000. The reserve fund and cash on hand on the same date was $488,886 or 50 per cent of the de. pesits. Learly all the old customers of the Montana are back again, chile new ones are beir.g added daily. Helena is all tlght and the way business has been with the Montana National since it reopened is a proof of it. - WILL BE OPEN TO DAY. Clewell Will Give Those Who Haven't Made Purchases a Chance On scoeunt of the immense crowds T. H. Clewell has decided to keep his store open to-day from nine in.. the morning until eight this evening. This will afford an op portunity to those who were nnable to get their Christmas t resents yesterday to look over our Immense stock. It Would Seem Strange. If Helena. located out here in the Rocky mountains, should make better flour than is made by the Minnesota mills at Minne apolils. Well, you buy a sack of Arabella and see for yourself. The Montana Mill ing company guarantee it to be as good. JOTTINB S ABOUT TOWN. There will be no vacation at the Engel born Helena Business college during the holiday week. There will be a meeting of the Helena Relief committee, Tuesday. Dec. 26, at two o'clock, at the reeldence of Mrs. t. E. Fisk. Commencing at eight p. m., Dee. 25, 1893, there will be a Christmas servico at the Salvation Army hall. All are cordially invited. The public library will be open Sundays. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, at the usual hours, one to five p. m. It will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 as on all legal holidays. Helena dealers sold all their turkeys early yesterday, and in the afternoon there was not a turkey to be purchased in the city. This is the Bret time in several yearn there has net been a surplus. Judge Wade's Christmas gift to the, poor consists of 1,000 pounds of four, 1,000 pounds of potatoes and $25 in cash. This thoughtfnfand generous act of the judge will make many homes happy this winter. The woman's relief committee wall be the agent for the distribution of the gift. The Christmas services at the Unitarian church take place this morning at the usual hour, there being no evening service. The choir will render the following anthems: "Hejoice in the Lord," Arthur Sullivan. "Christmas Hymn," Dudley Buck; "Lord's Prayer." Earnby; "'here Were Shep herds." Dudley Buck; "Jubilate Dec," Haydn. The Sunday school of the Evangelleal Lutheran church, Rodney street and Ninth avenue, will have a concert and two Christ mae trees as the church this evening at 7;80. A sood time le anticipated. Every body is invited and is requested to eome early and secure good seats. Entrance free, but a collection will be raised for the benefit of the Sunday school. A club of little bove and stile of Helena brought to Mrs. B. E. Fisk. treasurer of the relief committee, yesterday, the first ofer. nlg contributed to the poor. It amounted to 81.30, and was the result of ecareful saving, made up principally of pennies with a few stray nickels thrown in. The givers requested "that the very poorest people in town" should have their money. The Helena Military band, which is now eight months old, will give a grand ball at Electric hall Christmas night. Mr. Mortl son is acting as leader of the band, and under his able management the boys are making great progress. The material is in this band to make it what it should be, the banner band of the banner oity of the great state of Montana, and this result can easily be obtained if Helena people will help the boys along. Everybody should attend the dance Monday nighbt. Notlee to avoid forfeiture have been iled as follows: Joe. Hoffman, Little Conflict lode; Geo. A. Coreley. Gen. Grant anl Ind lodes; 1. B. Moreland, t and lane; A. L. Brown et al., Sampson lode; E. D. Edger too, Homentake. Alva and Crown Point lodes; Joseph DeOamp, Peritan and other lodes and placer; A. T. Jauob ot al., Union lode; Al Gebhardt et al.. Independent. Cleveland and d aleih lodes; Michael L. Geary et al. Glery placer; Wa. Ounninge ham, Upper placer; Henry Oltten. twety acres placer. Last evening, at G. A. I. hall, the Unl tarians had their Christmas tree, with ap propriate services. There was singing, reo. iteatons by some of the little ones, remarks by Miss ganders, the superintendent, and by the pastor. Then came the brightly lighted tree and the distribution of many gifts to to the scholars and to many little strangers, who had been invited in to share the gool things. Many larger folk were there to enjoy the bright faces and happi ness of the children and felt the better for it. Every lady in Helena should ceall and see the brutliul assortment so goods ast Park avenue. tbins. giavewar, silverware. etc. THE WORK BEGINS ANEW Registration of Chinamen Who Wish to Stay Here Starts on Tuesday. Those Who Took Out OertifiAates Before Must Do So Again. Ait ot Them Will Have to Frneish Pho tographe to Ie Attached to the Certllcates. The work f registering Chnlamen unader the amended Geary aotwill begin in thl internal revenue district by the several deputies on Tuesday next. The registration in Heleon will take place in room number one, Power block. The cot of sonareos of Nov. 8 last extended for a perlod of six months from that date the time in which Chinese mey register. The collector of in ternal revenue will at once give soah notice as may be necessary, in eeotions where the Oinese are located, advising them of their rilhts under the law and of what is ex pected of them in the matter. The law as amended provides that "It shall be the duty of all Chinese laborers within the limits of the United Statos who were en titled to remain in the United States be. fore the passage of the ot to whblch this is an amendment, to apply to the colleotor of internal yevenue of their respective dis. triots within six months after the passage of this act for a certificate of residence." This makes it necessary that all Chinese laborers who made application and received certificates under the aet of May 5, 1892, shall again make appliotion and receive certifioates of resldence under the present act. Regulations for the issue of eertifeates of resldenee, made by the treasury depart meat, provide that no applications shall be received later than May 3, L184. Appliaes lions for certificates will be sent to the colleetor of internal revenue by the Chinese who are convenient to his office, or to his deputies in their respeotive towns, All ap plications received by deputles must be forwarded to the collector's ofoie, from whieh office all oertifloates of residence will be issued, and sent to the deputy for de livery. Each applioant is required to fur nish two unmounted photographs of him self or herself. The photographs are to be sun pictures, each as are usually known as card photographs, of suffiient lsize and dis tintness to plainly and aoccurately repre sent the entire face of the applieaLt, the head to be not less than one and one-half inches from base of hair to base of shin. No tintype or.other metal pletnoe wittlbe received. The affidavit of at least one erodible witness to the feet of reesideace and lawful status within the United States is required with eaeh application. If the applicant cannot furnith such a witnles, he cun supply other proof of his right to re main here. In that case the appliaetion and proofs will be forwarded to the com missioner of internal revenue for his de cision. Certifcates of residence furnished those entitled to them will contain the name of the Chinaman holding it, hie age, local residence, occupation, height, color of eyes, complexion. and physical marks or peelli arities for identifieation. The persons referred to In the acts of congress and whose immigration into the United States Is prohibited, are limited to Chinese laborers. No olass of Chiaeso is prohibited from coming or remalning lbars except sunobh as, withi the meaningl ef the statutes, are known as laborers." Bat persons other than laborers must present as a condition precedent to landing the certificate required by the let of July 5, 1884. All celassesof skilled and unskilled manual laborers, including Chinese em ployed in mining, fishing, huocktering, peddling, or laundrymen, are elassed as laborers. A person to be exempted from the operation of the law as a merohant must be a person engaged in buying and selling merehandise, at a fixed place of business, the business to be conducoted in his name, and who does not engage in any manual labor, exooept such as is neessary in the conduet of his business a imn ohbat. Three extra deputies are allowed to this distrlit tor the purpose of carrying out the registration, and Collector Lyman has ap peoilated them as follws: George D. Lians, Helena; James Conlev, Deer Lodge, for the western distrit, inoluding Butte; and Freak J. MeGulnese, of Bellevue. Idaho, for southern Idaho. At the last enumeration there were about 5,000 Chinese in this revenue distriot, but it is probable that she number may fall short of this figure now, as many have removed or have been driven out of many of the camps. " easl mSerits Dave Earned ucoese. A Ireat number of Helena people are eoo tantly eeomplainla about poor times, lack of businees and a hundred other complainte too numerous to mention, may it all be, that the business Is not as it ought to be. but they mast first conslder the reasons. Why? Their business is not in so floutish lnn a condltion as they wish, In nine oases out of ton they can disoover the fault with themselves sad their business methods First, they must be up to the times and know that san we not get hold of gold let big Montana silver dollars be good eneugh they are worth 100 eents yet. Lecond, they must constantly be on the lookout for improvements, because im provement is the order of the age. Third, they must never mierepresent or misadvertise anything offered to the pub lie, beoause it the publio find out only once that a barganll has been mirepresented the verdict will be "humbua," and this means to any business backshliding. death. Fourth, constantly try to offer a little better inducement to ouar oastomers than your competitors can. This ereates satis faction and satisfaction creates euocess and your inreaseod business repay this judicious outlay. Fifth and not last, if you have a good thtil, let the publlo know it, this is only juotlie to the publio and roarself. The year 1898 has been a remarkably sun ceseful year the well kuown modiste, Mrs. J. M. Alexander, and she has had no rea sons whatever to complain about halvin ilaok business. On the contrarr, she has had more work than last year, the number of dresses made during 1893 exceeding by the hundreds her 1892 work. bhe has re ceived this patronage by faithfully living up to the above business rules, and takes hereby the liberty to express her thanks to all her customers who have ac liberally pat. ronated her during the past year, assuring all her old and new eustomer that in the coming year she will try to increse her popqlarlty among the ladies by always fol lowlhg the rsle that If you are not the first it is only a matter of t-lu when yoe bind yourself behind. Ladin oalling In the new year will find that Mrs. Alexander will give first-lass work latest styles annd low eelt prices. For Peot. The dalang and bar room of the Cosme. politan hotel, or the whole homes. F0e partleslars, enquire at the oies, NO NEW E ," Which Ie Getd svid not Trir e& [Copyrigt, 101M, blt the P-nmaarnoo, Dec. L* Rio has been captole not been confirmed, bt hll reports are still in elIetlr founeed in a dispatch fa0b dmiral Game and the ail.IPgS re oRf Cobras island, and hver in stopping the oolteution of the cuetom house, whloh have" preent, been paid to Peizoto, WtAwaNomr, Dec. 28.-Boths01 navy departments a veryr a in dlsroeditingl the rlpole ýhi( ared ito. The general ver, is that the report it s I that Pelsoto will beeveoteally.oVth It has been two days stase he, mnlaiter resoelved cable advises i Janioro. Minister Mondodns, confident that the reports of .l smph are unfounded. If I1 ire holds, the prese censorbhip W bn removed and Mello wsd hl the firet to desire news of hi vitiy to the world. CAPITOL INSTALLATIO.N'IS It Takes Place Jan. I, and WIll 3e I Active preparations are beg slllde the committee barvng the matter in ed for the public installation of, oe!ei0eR Capitol lodge No. 2, A. O. U. W.. end t, Mount Helena lodge No. 1, Daeg Honor, to takeplace on New a eýiest c Jan. 1, at Electrio bell. GrnatId.. Workman Dr. J. 8. Hnamo.e will be present to nstall h Capital lodge, and will deliver a-L .hort addresses will be made by members of the order, among ll Ilchards, Cape. Jag. B ll Ballard. A. J. Craven, J. W. de Connolly and others. Mac w nlshed by Sharpe'e orohektn, I lp will follow the addrllesses, . sd I joyable time is premised. Tioks now be had free at the oflie of Gran order Jae. BSullivan, in the old the store of Fred ae. an ii Main of the members of the order gataW Tickets of admision will red$ the door on the night of the 0llUtaip4 # THE RIGHT POI4ClZ' A' And Now It Is Upheld by the Helena. Some years ago a rm of y b , started a small grocery bhusinee iw with the determination to sell in that line cheaper than other d*lieddd t was hard work at Arst competing wit irms who had grows rich by s I overeharges, bat the people fdalls that money was to be saved them. Their bnalseas grew, after department was added t is the vast establishmet ad bUi Weinstein & Co.. the oaly we1teredt d t.. ment store with a branch irrl ew YOreltw i. and the heaviest bhippers to Heelsa. Piale yeaterd y. whih In lspite of e talked of hard timen. were the their bistory prove that their poiI "Casb. and the moslt ie 1t," is the one and will spur them on to inoreased forts is the future. "MERRY CHRISTMAS TOI The Helese Book eand Statlenery Cet Extend. Greeltngs to Lil l 1aelea &L The Helena Book and Stationelry. pany has ever Uy ason to mIe.erir Christmas seasen of 1808. It is dolk t ever before in the history of the eitp house nla Helena did seachn a busness weeks as this establishment haet, ees/ day the store was crowded all a w purehasers, and last hniht, whoa ýI Wood looked around and saw how' piles of goods had melted awey warm rays of reduced prices, he the employes born a lot of red Arc ,. that it had been a red letter de~!i the recoord of the establishment. 5The 1Ol wishes a "merry Christmas to ll," members of the Arm believe the aided in maklng It so. The store w . Christmas mornilg until seen, to medate these who forgot a triesn oi relative. __ A FORTY-DOLLAR COW. Costl Cascade ce l es t ie i ." *1 ,000'. r'' Speooal to The Indeendent. GREAT FAse. Dee. 2.-The jury In .l ease of the tlate ve. Robott raglisa, charge of stealing a cow from Lat Waltl led, brought n a verdict of gllUt. night. The cau is peoulitr li that stealinll of this $40-sow bae osth thoo something like $1,2000. EgIsh irad praetieally three trials. H e wa i on the firt and another hrge wals against him. Dorian the weoad 1 "4 jarors fell slok lnd were eaggaL the testimony was road to the new ! Narrow usepe Wraom D * Speoel to The Independent. GmurT FAils, Doe. 2L.--reddl a boy of about 14 bhad a ml from drowaing this afteaooti skaetag on the river he fll thioag.h t whee leemen had been outting, down twloe sad was almost under when his hand caught theedge an A colored man livingl ear bty ra' aultanoe and managed to pwll The boy.s weak but will live. Slipped on the ltoep Spelial to the Indopendent. GREAT FAzxa Dee. 28.-t e _ge son, eouaty uperinteldent of to-might in going down soae home on Central avenue, astiý left lide and breaking his tlhig s feared that hle hip is .Qo4... Two phlsielans ar busy eatng WAITING FOR B1 ror Ther Krow of the flra. g a Law Ooi of Toole a W4l1 a4 Mont., - 1881.-M. J. Hello4 three or four yeas ags fego dozen shines. I have ner b find any so good sionel..4 one doesm muos br ensren . T. C Galbralth, of l1os, above firm will be I i eos with a full lin el samples. It will pa.y ea A Relid fit', AnI one. a realdatdiof tIi all at the ovl of lhe college" this holiday w, s•l liohllar ip tlptoN ie thise week-no es . odlr wllt be go4 orrotd from Itr