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Su TOlas-Us5 asl h Ae. Wc ,are cheap-but our Holid. Goods stock speaks for Itself. akes only a glance to sme that t it is bigger and bitter than ever before displayed in Helenau The Dry Goods Department is just two weeks old-yet it has more bs iness and more prestige than stores established scores of years ago. Seemgd from the number of Dres Pitteros sold yesterday us If every woman in town had waited for right prices. Thou sands of customers came arl sot one went away disappointed. The sle continues for the bal ance orthe week. Never did so little money buy so much. real worth and style and wear in Dress Goods. These prices on Fascinators and Hoods are the lowest you ever saw quoted anywhere or at say time-but you'll never know how low they are until you see the goods. Chenllte Fasclnators, all colors.... Uo Chenille hPaclnatorm, extra large, all colors .......................... 6o epphyr taetatclorl., milk covered... Si Childrens ephyr Hoods ............ f5o Childre's trri es fZephyr Hooods 45o Intant.' embroidered milk Hoods.... o00 Infants' had kialt kephyr saquem.. 30c to be worked off on western trade-but a stock bought direct from the present season's sauples of the EuropeanS factories, rand imported by ourselves. We stand directly between you and the agnufacturers, and we save you the jobber's profit. The daintiest and ne1vest things in Jewelry novelties came today. That's where having a buyer in New York City counts. We're always up to date. We intend to make an exhibit of Candies for the Holiday sea son that will put to the blush the combined efforts of every dealer in the city. We've facilities for buying and shipping candies un equalled by any ope-and we're crowding our facilities to the utmost. Whetheg you boy or not, the display will be well worth seeing. All sorts of books-new stock altogether. Juveniles of new sorts-and standard and popular works m every sort of binding. Shipments by express daily keep this sort of stock always fresh: Tromage de rla ................. 30SO RIouque'fort Cheese ................ 3si Pineapple Cheese, each ............$1 00 Edam Cheese, each .................. c Domestic t$wlin Cheese, lb ........ 20o Full Cream Cheene, lb ............. 1 Finest cleaned Currants, 4 Ibs for... 33c Raisins .................. ..S.... Citron ....................... .. 12Sc Quince Olive.. full quart hottle ..... 60c Trijillos Key West Cigars at less than wholesale prices. How does that suit your pocket, Mr. Smoker: Conchltas, per 100 ................. 9Y0 nonchas Favorite Enrpecials, per 100 a 20 londres (trandes, p-r 100... .......7' 0 Rothschllds, per 100 ............... 7 80 Perfectos, per 100 ...................12 30 The choicept Tobaccos of the world are retailed here at the prices dealers have to pay for them. That's the secret of the department's popularity. Banana day In the Fruit De. partment: Fancy large Bananaas, dos ..10e to lse Catawba Urapes, two baskets...... 6ie NOW HE WILL HANG, The Sugm.m $@. Adlua to Allow a New Trial for CabMi CIwrae ANlas C. J. llaek. VIROICt ACCOROS WITH IVIDENCI. Stowry f the Crim Near Kalipell Whikl Clreumltatl Evidence Ftmeed on aSt Paul ey, Three times respited Charles Black, whose true name is Calvin J. Christie, will be hanged. at Kalispell on Friday, Dec. 21, for the murder of Mrs. Lena Cunningham, near that place, on the evening of April I last. Judge Du. Boae, who presided at the trial, deelbed the verdict of the jury a Just one, and denied a motion for a new trial. Tho supreme court yesterday at'irmed the notion of Judge DuBose, and unless the governor should interfere with a com mutation of sentence, which is not like ly, Black will expiate the brutal crime on the soaffold the Friday before Christ mas. 'rhe opinion of the supreme court in the case was hnaded down yesterday. It was written by Ausoclate dustice lie Witt, and concurred in by Chief Justice Pemberton and Associate Justice Har wood. The latter, however, while con curring in the general, findings, prom sMs to give his reasons in a separate opinion. One of the errors alleged by Black'e counsel on appeal was the giv ing of a oertain Instruction on the ques tioa of an alibi relled on by Black. The noUce of motlon for a new trial did not state that Basik etlled upon the alleged err. The derfetl omited making the Inatruction referrd.to a round for a motion for a new trial. The supreme court holda that the alleged objeotion able inutruoton is not now a subject for review. One spectfication on the mo tion for new tria was that the verdiet was contrary to the evidence. The spe oilcaUton, though In the motion, was not presented In the brief or argument of the counsel. "It is not now con tended before this court," says the opin ion, "that the verdict is contrary to the evidence. The Jury passed on this question of evidence and no one Is here to say that the evidence does not sup port the verdict." Another error alleged was In allowing the question to be asked Black It he had been convioted of felony in Minnesota. Judge DuBose overruled objection to the question, but told Black he might refuse to answer. Black said he had bee so coqvlated. The defense argued that this question should not have been allowed, because it was at tempting to prove the conviction of Black by his own testimony, and not by the record of the conviction, which was thL best evidence. "But no such objection was made to the question." says the supreme aourt, "nor was excep tion taken to It on that ground. lSuc objeotin is therefore not before .s for conasidaeratin" "But we think in the case at bar," continues the supreme court. "there is a phase of the cas which permit.,the introdaoo oat teuthony boNht to, he dedue* bi ne qUt akdo. Iet it be re mnembered that the means of provingthe fact are not now under conslderation. No objection Ia made to the means. The question Is whether the testimony waru competent and material for any purpose. We think it certainly is com petent and material to show, on cross examinalom. that a defendant had been convited of .a felony, In order to dis. credit him, and to attack his credibil ity." On this pobnt the court quotes numerous authot tleS, nhhlCh1 " AMotsr error assigned was that the lower court allowed witnesses to be exalnined by the state whose names were not Indorsed upon the informa tion at the time it was filed. The su preme court finds, however, that the nameaDf such witnesses were Indorsed upon the Information by order of court: and to each of the indorsements, with one exception, the prosecution stated that the testimony had become known to the county attorney since the in formation was iled. The supreme court says that if there were any merit in the contention of the defense, it was disposed of under the facts disclosed by the record, The une exception referred to was. Dr. W. W. Bullard, who testified to the analysis of blood and blood stains. The coutty attorney stated. in opelnng the oase, what he expeocted to prove by this witneus, Counsel for defense admitted in effeqt that they knew Dr. BDullard was to be called, but objected that there wasu no opportunity to procure testi mony to rebut his. Judge DuBose told them the power of the court was at their disposal to obtain any witnesses they might want for this purpose. They did obtain an expert, who was examined on the matter of blood stains. The su preme court says: "No prejudice seems to be shown in this regard, or to be claimed by counsel." "We have reviewed all the errors which have been argued by counsel, and from our examination of them, are of opinion that the judgment must be affirmed," says the supreme court In conclusion. "While we have not been asked on this appeal to review the evi dence, it has been brought here In the record, and has come to our attention. In addition to the fact that counsel have not here claimed that the evidence is insufflicient to sustain the verdict, we are of ,pinion. from what independent examinations we have been able to make of the testimony, that the ver dict is sustained by the testimony be fore the jury. "It appearing that the defendant has been granted a respite by the governor until the 21st day of December, 1994, pending the prestentation and decislon of this appeal. It is thereore declared that the Judgment of the court below be executed on that day. In accordance with the provisions of section 377 of the criminal practice act." The crime for which Charles J. ihlack, whose right name is Calvin J. Christie. was convicted, was the mur der of Mrs. Lena Cunningham near Kllispell on April 2t last. The tmur derer Is a young man. and a nntive of $t. Paul, where nllder his ti tle name of ('hristie, he bore a not very enviable reputation, having served a term In the Minnesota penitentiary,. Hlie drifted out to Kalispell. where he worked at odd jobs. The evidence that secured his conviction was purely clrcumstantlal. yet the chain was so strong that the jury consldered it sufcient to hang him on, and the lower court and the supreme court have since approved their con clusioni. thot fly after I o'clock on. the evening of April 2R Ernest Miller. a ranchman living near Kalispell, started nut to get his cow. About 200 yards from the house he found the cow looking at some thing in a small clearing. Miller stopped and looked too and found a woman lying on the ground. He recog nised her an Mrs. Lena Cunningham, the wife of John Cunningham. a neigh bor. She was unconscious but still breathing. Her face was covered with blood and she appeared to have been bea4en about the head with some blunt Instrument. Miller ran and ntitlfed Cunningham and then roile to town for a doctor. The woman died in a short time and without regaining conselottu ness. Near the body was a piece of coupling pin,l with which the woman hadl vi dently been beaten over the head. The assault occurred In the road, and the body had been dragged from there over a little raise of ground. The ple. ofi coupling pin was covered with blood and hair. As to what the object of the amesasin was there could he but one surmise under all the circumstalnes*a. He had tried to criminally assault Mts. Cunningham. Bhe had resisted and he e bhaeit hot with the ulegof Irom probab y have meant an hing. ph of ouplapi use4 li the murder .4 been seed by another ranchma. to mark the oomear of his claim. A freight tran had broken In two therm and the pleces of the ooupllng pin had been left where the acoident occurred. In the Inveistlation which followed t was shown that Black had been stand' Ing in a saleOon I Kallspell, looking out of the lindow the afternoqn of the day of the murder. Mrs. Cunningham, who had been to town to make some pur h.uaes, was on her way home and passed that saloon, loon after ehe had gone by Black left the place and started off In the same direction-nshe had taken. Several people coming to town had met and passed Mrs. Cunnlngham on her way home, and afterwards met Black going In the sme direction. One of these men Robet orrey, stopped and talked a few minutes with Mrs. Cun ningham. While they were talking Black passed them. going In the direo tion Mrs. Cunningham afterwards took., These oircumstances were eufitclent td throw a cloud of susptcion around Black. But the most damaging teetl mony against him were his clothing and bootmarks leading from the scene of the murder. It was evident from the footprints that the murderer had kept on from the scene of his crime for some distance and then gone around so as to come into ICalispell from the side op, poeite that on which the murder took place. Witnesses were found who had seen Black at several points along the line made by the footprints. It, was always rushing along and appeared scared. Then again in some places along this route the marks of the heels were very distinct and they showed that the wearer had a cut of peculIar shape In one heel. An examination of Black's shoes showed that one of the heels had just such a mark. The shoe was taken to the marks In the soft places and fitted exactly. On Black's clothing were stains of blood that he had attempted to wash out. These stains were pronounMed by Dr. W. M. Bullard, the physician who made an ex amination, to be human hlood. Black had left the saloon about half past 6 o'clock He was back there shortly after 7. A test of the time necessary to walk from the saloon to the place of the murder and then over the route taken by the murderer and hbck to the saloon was made by sev eral people. It took from an hour and ten minutes to an hour and.twenty mrin utes, allowing for a few minutes stay at the place of the murder. In his own defense Black tried to ac count for hls movements between the time he left the saloon and the time he got back by saying he had been at a number of places at certain times, in cluding Columbia Falls. On rebuttal this was shown to be not su. As to the blood stains on his clothing he said he had run a large splinter in his hand while splitting wood and that the wound bled treely. A doctor who ex amined the wound on Black's hand ahortly after the arrest said that it wan only an abrasion, knocking of the cuticle, but that there could be no bleeding from Mbh an Injury. The jury brought n a verdilot of guilty of murder in the irst deree and Black was sentenoed to be hanged on Sept. ii. A motion for a new trial wan made and overruled and an appeal taken to the supreme court. The length of time necessary in preparing the transcript on appeal caused the governor to grant Sa remtte to the list Friday In r. 'ie ,supreme court had not taken the matter up at that timn and another respite was granted to Nov. U3. That day arrived without the case benat heard and another respite was gremted to Dec. 31. During the time he was awaiting trial Black made an attempt to break jail. He not outside, but a bulldog in the next yard made suek a noise that eikbh through fear of the animal or that the barking would lead to an alarm and pursuit, he went back to the jail and gave himself up. The News In KalMIe.I. Ipecial to The Independent. Kalispell, Dec. 10.-Whena the news reacohed here this afternoon that the su preme court had afirmed the judgment of the lower court in the case of Black, the murderer of Mrs. Cunningham, there was rejoicing. The evidence of his ulit was so conclusive and the crime so ledish that nothing short of the sever est -penalty would satisfy the public. The scaffold Isto all ready and Black will be hanged on Dec. 31, without there Is 'eeutive Interference, and no one entertains the bellef that G6v. Rickards would spare Black's life. Black's mother will leave in the morning for Henna to plead with the governor for metry. RIemmber, ladies, that shell oombs are just the thing, and we have the only stock of genuine shell in town. Helena Jewelry Co. Hair ehaine and .Mtehes made to order by Mrs. H. Miller. 15 Broadway. O . . lale sweed idsa fves h Tuesday , oe witll bo al• setla of Mirla Chapter N 1 t. t?.. kbiev6 lag at e t o'loea. e amt L seemer t sAoE. sadlt Weedmee of the World. Garnet Camp IU meets every Tuesday at A. O. U. W.,hall at 7?:3 o'clock. Busness of importance to-nghrkt All members requested to be present. Visiting Neighbors cordially invited. JOHN BAKER, C. W. C. PARDELLIAN, Clerk. MealacS Ledge Ufe 2, L O.0. . AYVID Ei[ENAN. N. ti mItWL IwLB Eswetar. Ivy Ledge NO 34, 3. of P. Meets evenr Tuaday. Sregular mtlnql thue above lodge will be held thi(I s d) e.nl. at their l asutl all. . of p. halL corner Park evean. and hadwarte street. Members oat tiatr lojnsra corrdisllr in vtited to afltend. UUl.,N. MITYEIL C. W. l'. Itor R. and & DOLLBAZAAR _ .A"T T L_.-. -Auditorium rar . andI Dec. I4-15. Afternoon Attraction: Christmas Pantomime *"PUNCH AND JUDY." Evening: The lnimitable German "PUPPEN FEE" Admission: Children 10 oents. Adults 25 oonta. KNOWLEDGE Briup comfort and Improvement and Mph to pernaal enjoyment when tly u . The many who live bets ar then other sad enjoy life more, with u expenditure, by more promptly 4dspting the world's beet products to e need of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid Iaxative prinolples embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Fip. Its excellenco is due to Its presenting In the form most acceptable and plew sat to the taste, the refreshin and truly benecial properties of a perfect Isa alive; effectually cleansing the system, diselling cold headaches and fevers permanently curing oontipatlioe. Lt au given mtlfaction to millions nd mat with the approval of the medical profMion, beaume it sets on the Kid neys, iver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrp of FPip is for ale by all drug gist in 60 cent bottles, but it is man ufactured by the Califoruia Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs and being well informed, you will not -ooept any substitute if ofered. As TO OUR ...SAUSAE ... It is mad. from the finest of pork. It is all pork, too -no beef scrap.. Seasoned with the eo oolobrated Winchsoter sesoning. Midway Cash Market. V. Ir. AVTIUIIB & CO TelIphe. onl. Net to Postoffwi. FOR P URSES ATRONIZE ARCHB EN. 1T WILL Put Money in Your I I NARiOOM., OURAAI.I. OQIAP. LAOGE VlARIEV. Parclwe-D'ichtl Dr11 Co. t r 9+ The Knight of Health Is armed cap-a-ple for every kind of wea ther. It's absolutely *sse.ntial to good health to maintain the normal tenmlwra ture of the body in all csa's,. regardlessll of changing conditions; and to complttelv exclude dampness and col from them hrost and other vulnerable poiints. Our chest protectora, liver padl, meet the n 'e*.Maltt'ca of the eoas *' ctly and fully. When not thu. ec'iiu ~IIded from the winter blasnt ani4?I( 4tt every exposed point is an ImivitA t.. cknetsa. Mtake illness a atrangeAy a the door to its on trance. AAytihine runl coat Ilan than our ch rtescor f lr I. Don't fur get that evtpulotu l~,c.l tmtent Im tho twit I Pope & o' nnor, Dlru ists CLARENCE J. JOi-NBON. Architect and Superintendent *M POla uILDnMS A. I. HOLTER HARDWARE CO, Mining Machinery, Mill Supplies, General Hardware. . . Cmnu Fi Mick sal Clay, Ilanesmith FCl Mall orderaglean Daniefl attention. A. M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO. 113.115 N. Main Street, Helena, Mont. ECOSTUMES loaned and made to order. Masque faces, beards, wigs, eto Orders from any part of thL oountry promptly tilled. Klelnschmidt blook, Warren stro*t and SBxtk . avenue. ,, .MRS. H. BLUME. .-..ni ---- immtur -e ---- N~ SOUVENIRS. SOUVENIRS. Today ard Today Only. The last chance to get one of those handsome Souvenirs, value fifty cents. Every person buy ing 23c worth of goods gets one at the Santa Claus Headquarters kept by JOS. DAVIS & CO. "sMAU Opposte the Cruse Savings Bank. Don't asir this opportunity, but got thero on time. ISHB ts an essential In every home at least onooe a week. If eaten oftener the good results would be easily mLn. As we ure the largest dealers in the Northwestit stands to reason that our fish is the best to be had. Examine for yourselves Also Game, Oysters, Lobsters, Turkeys, Chicken, etc. Chicago Fish Market Broadway, next to P. O. Solophoe, iB6. teoph Bros.. Proprietors. Looks Like Business The better sentiment of the people all points to a revival of trade and in. dustry, the public begin to feel better and Acts Like Business In the way it is comLng to the Corner Grooery to ex. amine and buy Holiday Goods. Prices are low, values are true. it is Business To deal squarely and turn goods quickly. That's the rule at The Corner Grocery SrT AVE. ANDo ROONEY T. Wm. Cottingham, Proprietor. O--ý Shorthand, Typewriting, Ec.; Eventms Se*eel e.pa Iweed. eoes sr 1t I P. N. N and t adlar Blaei. U l l 0 r adds.- MAIIY E. JACMIAN. hPriaelm. SAMUEL K. DAVIS. S PEOIAL. Mining Investment Stocks. 2,.0) Iron Mountain. This stock Is now Ipaying regular dlvhtlends and I. the best Iprlchua.e on the list. I) tottarlo. Deer Lodge county, a safe lavestment. 600 Ilenton group. Nelhart, low price. 1.000 to 6.Ull r)ouble ICagle. Spotted Horse. Maiden. offered low. 0,000 None Il'uh, at a bargain. 1.000 shares of Helena and Frtico. Room 26 Bailey Block. COMFORT VS. LUXURY The pour Ands a sitable \mas pr1set at plan . be rich n.ad all the lteat lent as to~as faraita hers tuo. Herrmann & Co.o IOlt SALE. sile ArltRI 800o1 FAsrM ,LAND-IMA water right. tOo acre. under s.r .l -s.e straw. te*rris. frate hNes.0 IalI ,I ba lra, use AL.11. fros best eleeat e l. atpfgs Hes.aa. WI1 allu te whbe part. . l ntae 1tanatlon ealaine J. r. 1e.1.. T H Clewell So NORTH MAIN. After one years careful preparation for tlh Holiday Trade I have the most complete a4d varied lines to r this trade ever selected. They comprise all grades, from the medium to the highest perfection. No purse need hesitate. None has been forgotten. I rely on honest, fair treatment of customers as my bet advertisement. No misrpre. sentationa, no distortie of tacts. This IS what makes my store a household term signllecant of all that I. fair and honest. This Ia the foundation of my great retail trade. Be sure you call early before the stock Is picked ovre, and you tall to get just what you want. TOYS. The display this yeoar surpaMe all gg.e mr efforts, and consists o Dolls, Dll Dishes. Dolls' Purniture, Jumping Jacks, Dolls' Houses, Toy okdlers., Drums, etc. Books and Stationery. All the lataet Holiday Books, Children's Gift Nooks, Christmas Cards. Calendars and Disule for 18a. Fine Btationery, Purses, Bill Books. Leather Goods of allU kinds. CREPE TISSUE PAPER. A large stock in all the colors and tinta GAMES. All the latest Games of all kinds. SLEDS AND SLEIGHS. I have a large stock of Birds and Sleighs that I will sell at figures lower than ever offered. BLANK BOOKS. At this season of the year you are pre paring to open new books. You will do well to inspect my Stocl: before purchasu Ing elsewhere. SUBSCRIPTIONS. Don't forget when rcrewing your sub. ecriptions, they will receive prompt atten tion by leaving them with me. Typewriter Supplies. The very hest Typewriter Supplies will alw sys be found at this store. General Agents for the Smith Premier Typewriter This iop ullar Typewriter would make an excellent gift to a friend. t'ull and in. spect it. T. H. Clewell No. Wl North Main Street. GOLD BLOOX.