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gjý » ateWtrWcuo1S r eMº. tudde, payble tost is oemtpaav. the independent servd r place of buuimee can Will or through telephone report cases of Irregular ptly. ants. to Insure prompt Is Id be analed In before t p. l. oemmuflkattofl not return&r portag1 ins'nlosed. 51 WAtt. ("ding lundaY) per year...3$1000 uding Sunday) Pta months 600 *e0ludlhg Sunday) three nmIm.. 2 6) sly (In advan'c) per Year.... 3 6U n adtvance) per ycnr... .... shenr, per week, seven IS ...............'...... .. .... .... ZCNA. MfoNI., lDEC. 21, I'l.M ass abroad will nInw's find The Independent oi fle at their favoitte T erk t; T 'e st nMItin a t It, , Iti lt 1, in Paace, 38e Frnnso a, IAll'eznott. SLlaaad Hotel, Sirintltld. ill. a. mpbell Is the only authioriled agent of isI p~ni "r. THE WLAI Ht1. I ~td for Th.e (n t,"'1 I nt t" It 1Z1. Uniltd sntae, ohs.: , · rter ............ .. ···~.~ 4 · ''I '.' mlum tefllp.'l tn f;1. I mlum temlpettuly. .%. forecast for I I(I.T lnn Prohnahlv aneW and coller mIII41 . ", Mont.. 1w'. `:;,IPt PARAMOUNT INT EST'S. A democratic lcgis.ture, to\\,, ynrs frittered sway sixty days in fruit balloting for l'nlited . tatfes xen a. I sid there Is no democratic' Itisla- I inow. If the recently dlectcd rte a legislature squanlders its days .satorlal balloting, a lilke f:ati ia It. The election of senatoir 1 the least important work to ib' at the approaching session. Th., complexzin of congress will S affected by it. Montana's Inter .mWt looking after at home. Imn t legislation is needed to keep tate moving forward along the of progress. Most of all, and of all, we want a broad anId '~m vs system of internal improve chief of which is an irrigation It will take an entire session to It such legislation. There must p. hasty work, no Jobbery, no log In behalf of personal inttlcets. atative men of every industry, e.fry section of the state, should Mvited to come here and , o or'l'at l members of the two houses lit Ing the best irrlgation laws that tperlence has prover to ., r,,I. -Wehave had nothing but nil t tale. toa wrangling in our lawilt.kinlg thus far, ever l t~le Montana admitted to statehot . U have a new depar'ure. A FALLACY EXPOSEO. .,) spite of the fact that such able economists as Franils A. , of Boston, President Andrews. - rown university, and other eminnelt orities, agree that the price of sil aiy be fixed by legislation, we still the gold monometallitts talking of "dlshonest dollar," the "sixty-cent *" and employing like cantingI to create prejudice against si-1 ln the public mind. . The fact is that the pril. oif silvNer hias lowered by vicious legislation anid value will be r, st,:red whn,,v *r it b fairly and honestly dealt with by lation. !.goldbug writer, Mlr. 11 1) Me.I t ..et, i. article in th, N,.\ Y, ,lk .hlivig accepts the s.hall t i .s ,o his that sllver I~ Isto , :! II, 1 Iun , .ia conditions, tithintg int : 11t"tu 'att.l commodity .f hi;lt. r I thus I . ates his objectilons t ' tin n , ', ti/inL" it "If it were pI shbl,, ,* ' stailit h , l x', li atio between g ll anid sllv,,r I,}j itt Mitonal agreenult.t, It n., llI Ib. ,i.,illy poasible to fix the' vahl,' ', f :ill .-u.n , 1 ltis. Innunn tabll, I, r, ill I ti Stophles are canilli.il ivh, . ti 1.i Sll nige In the valu.. r I c'lllnn iiti why not, th, n fix it', \ .hie ;III n 'i. /odlties. utsfl S nil. 'n, 'R multituds ,f oi, ,,:,li , 1 nl,lawi' ' "I,, I 1rk L Iut I-4. I1I1. II a II "l \.I1 '8 pald4 .i 1p. It 1-a'. "I f th 1g1 .i'" .. : * 3)roU~i. ti · - Would tint fill! Iii' t kIri y l ;IhI. It I I . luke t·~ii4I·iL 'rii~ akr a ll o. IIt I:,. . - f nevel r fil I.. I..\. t . II, ply and Ill- Ii nI It,! paral l I In nu, ! Yearli sliii, l> I X. Ii than lhit'in " i"i I II parn ilil. "'f Iii 1 I ' ni Intigt l ..1 ' I .I of curIrnt)ity .jit.lll I. t I' " thing el pIH U11t 111' I A .1 "I *. t Surtint1. f ;li t. ' I I,; I .""I' ."I )Lhcncu lly, .II I' tll",nt' f i I I DVun pal" r, III \ ; i n IN i l l I . I I i : Otherl cut r. Ii "I' ( I! It? , I": '2 I 11 our in t h . ,.,. f ii' I i'"; 1= II t 1 amount ttIIll\ i II I ,' III 1i I . dW . t1 i ' ILall!- I.1 2 I i 'p I .I . In Power IIi . I 11ota I ver, till.,.,. tii, 1 \ ,II !) llilll. fil.Ll r v IllIII M'a lit' " ,(~ I" =s l:III I I'." ii'r» n11 a\ l if aN .v Ylr'k It r , roll' '.ii aitlt r~uli i I iII, t Ii?: lit ."itti opStMo uti flut' llatir I ii~tllt'n Iut't ii ievinkopm~ziLt Of Its agricultural r pes.s. The Denver Republtoau a.at: "'be awte has ome. In the his. tory of Irrigation In this state when the construction of storage reservoirs has beunme a necessity in several locall ties for the extension of the irrlgated area. By thin means a great deal of water that otherwise would go to wapt. can bp Impounded and used to Irrigate Inrd which without it would have to be allowed to remain arid." In a few weeks the $aguache reser 'volr in Colorado will have been com pe lecd and an in|mmonti area of arid telrritory' blow Its outlet converted Into rich and fertile acres. Similar reser v.Itra . ill |e undeIrtken In the near riut ure. Colordo ieads the way for M~oIntiI. O)ne of the tlrubles aaboutl the new ,ilihtherla remedy. antitoxine. is the ,ill t11S ly of getting It pure. asles h.,\ Ing bleen replorted where its use was nin. r ...f the lnlading physicians of N. y \'k. . nie, ' .I whomn are connected 1lti 111th hIe~lth d,hpartment of that city. . u ited in trtld t. the public in nhih th uy ~ai : I'hI . ' 111 I pr u lit..l/i ,f ntlltoxine I plnted eli.jtilitty and efficacy which u f" i." hat 't h'ti put on sale in this ou'it aIi l.t.s whlich have been piro 'ThI N.xt\ " Ith health lrpartIn'nt has i.ked the, cihl to aplropriatea su.flentt ,nl.ey to enable it to maintain an estall lihnm, tit for the i'.du tio'h of anill a.ide qiiutno pIp.ly of tlhe hom, el ernnlllll re' - ,1 mler th suplllerihnt ,nt'hne' of skilled I n, t . t,,loligists, and I is+ oped the .(ity lauthoritiei will act promptly and liber ally. There will soon be na erssing de m1and1 fol the new remedy from all parts of the country and for a time. at least. the N. w York health office may be the only source of suppl'y. If G(ov. Rickards would only decide whether he is the west side or the east sldl, c·andidate fit senator he would make Christmas more' merry for sev eral ,I his friends. If he is the west sidle candidate., either the commnodore, the colonel, the warhorse or the gen riul., or perhaps all four. ,'ould let him hear something to, his advantage. If. on the other hand, he is the east side . ulhltl,te. Miai. M. Matle could send him an important communlication, not necepsrarily for publication, but as a guiaranltee of good faith. It is this denmnitil, uncertainty, governor, that is +asting a pall of gloom over an motherwisl happy coimmonwealth. The Independent is glad to learn that leprrt.sentative-elect Monteath, of 11 ver Ilhw, has been in consultation with JulgE; Hunt and others with a view to Int'l'r. ictilg a en refully drawn corrupt i,., .. tl. , t. . .o ! If two or three :;u.h) bIUl: ui . 1,:., ,.tl l. . :, m u l h th,* better. Fach will probabltlly contain .namr' go.l feature. 11'hstever the Mon tanu measulte may finally le, it should be as stringent as the ('alifornia law in regulating rexp nlitures at elections. The esteemed Livingston Herald thinks that ('I. (Carter Is pretty likely to find a U'nited States senatorship in his Christmas stocking. Possibly and irp.rhnps. Still, it would he well for the ',lhindl to look carefully for holes in the toe of the stocking before he hangs it upl. and then not to hang it too near the Mantle. A majority of the Republican memnl tI.*r:-,I'(ct to the ('rlorado legislature ha.e' sign' ,l a letter to Senator Wol ',tt apprising him that they intiil, to vote for his re-election. onldr if the comnniojdrie has a similar communi ,cation iL his poc'kett? lrrlgatlion and Immlgratiln. Montana walts mr',. of hLth. Under wise irrl galti.in laws. it would be possibl,' to se. t'r the se"ttl,.t-nt of hundreds . f in IltI 'iu . 1ý:'sp, irous, wealth-prrclu(llng , ' I -ia riulltri.tS wullitin ''ur I stklin ri l It'nln'r. as a senatiiali s .i.ttha ii \ u',t suggest lawmaking t i , I.,' "1'\. I, "l I sný' aIfil| success. 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HIBzeIBTVAB DEOURA TIO AN Tear after at Orilttmasa comes and goes, its Joys and meymrltaking loslng no whit of Ilterest and sentUment fot young or old; and while always new each season in their ltving of ikaure, the same old customs continue to pfl.i. with alterations in detail only. *The day would harIdly eooe lIke Chriset man without the hanging of Lh'tristmas green., and though a greater variety Is ofered in the way of decorations than formerly, those are still most liked and used that bear out the old practices and signflicance; and chief among them are the mistletoe and holly, whose very names carry one hack to the days of ancient Engllsh cheer at yule tide, with weassil bowl. yule-log, and Joyous merrymaking. The most favored mistletoe comes from across seas. but some In sent from Canada ant the south, where, particularly in Texas, it rows In lame clulps on the lle oak trees, always to the latter's grad ual iestlruc(ton; for. bting a parasite, it sapls the oak's life blood, floulrishing lux urltntlty the while. It in not no artistic in appearance as its Ititgllsh cousin, the leaves more contonplueltt'e. atndt tlhe berries smaller andI poorIr tIt (lIuality, though mlore In quantity. Httrange' to st\. the Texas mistletoe. like the prophet il his own country, is not greatly prisedal at home, and at few of the t'hristmna. fes ttilties does it make part of the decora ration, while in other quarters a cluster of the oddly shaped green leaves and opaque white hterries Intlr: almost of ne cessiit. bew stlpteulded in the doorway or from the chandeiler when Christmas comen In, and It never falls to Cause the same Jesting anti merrimentl. for a ksls stolen under the mistletoe is one-a right. anti the pilferer cannot with justice re The English holly, too. l finer In quality that that grown on Anu'rl..ln shores, the I*,,.veR are a better greenI. aHd (the bher ries larger, and before the holiday season ason olsets in great hampers of It are shipped from the English ports to delight Ametllan eyes and hearts. Aln attractive uanner of using it is to tie big bunches with long satin ribbon loops and ends, matching ll shade the hue of the berries. and place them over pictures or mantle shelf, or fasten against the wall, cape 'ially in some pieturesque nook or corner. Underneath the mantle, when there is no ireplace, the space may be banked with masses of the spiny leaves and bright berries; jars or vases may be filled with them, while holly wreaths and ropes are another form of decoration, very effective both in large and small apartments. Next to the mistletoe and holly the laurel and ground pine are most favored, the former's glossy leaves and berries sug gestive of good cheer, and always form ing an effective background when gay bcr ries or mosses are used in addition. The ground pine coils easily and gracefully into wreaths, and Is Invaluable for twining about staircases or pillars, or for using in decoration on a large scale, when boughs of spruce, hemlock and cedar are also much In ntue. For the past year or two an innovation in Christmas ornamentation has been the use of potted non-flowering plants and :rubs. from the tall palms to the delliate maidenhair and silvery fPrn. ,There are several varieties of lpalms beside the round leaved one, most common of all; the long, plume leaveI variety is mtuh favored, and also the new diar:f ipalm from the Isle of l.ourbon. The fe:thery nasaragtul is a favorite, too, with its soft fluffy foliage andl tiny white blossoms. The arautlara is another feathery looking plant, though stiffer than and differing in shape from the asparagus plumosus; it is brought pot ted all the way from the coast of New Zealand. The hot house ferns are shown in nfinite variety, and their dellcate beau ty always alppeals strongly to the careless observer as we.ll as to the loser of Ipltant life. These potted Christmas greens are stood In the w.ndow, beside the doorway. or upon small stands. Just ns they seem best to fit by their size and character into their environment, and choire vases and Jarlinteres of porcelain or open-work sll ver hold them. -larper' BRazaar. There is peirhlaps Ino literary mail on .n rth whi i norear I . st by his admir.ras for autoutuphs. fal t.s ahuth him.elf, rl'.. tlan Eugene 1h ll. Some one in Ielena who wanted Mr. Fieldl' autograph, an]l who w.Ihel to know hl life storv. the slze of his shoe. the "olor of his hair. what he rats, what h I" doe \ wh. n I i ,)t WIl IM 9 %vtrs4,. his ulk.-. att his dI slikis. alnd allv 'other lltoill nitluon whi h you may s'.. li it i.l%', .0II t a kil. to theI ('hb ago mltA4 re.''tIIly in r',lyv he' pt a four page p trill ,I tilt' ith Tr" Ii'bll' own s.I - noII u " tOf Ih- hI onl It t,'ll' vey, ,hing. .11 FIlt I1I =tai tI off with the ln non, ."n, 11 nltt I h t ll h " w IS 1,i01 1 It II I i.,it1. , ., Hepti. I, Ia,0. hi' tellys th; h. hal two par enits andl that he went in -srhool, asIII staltCe that iII 1172 he 1iItedl IEurope, "spj,*irling -i' r,..ilhs and my patrimony i" I nII hrlie, Ital). Ireland 1n1 Engla: nd." Ne,,xt he tells1 of hlo elntranrl into jji rnll l r Illsll, hi I lrng -It igai in that j'i ft.-sirin until he i' Ihae it niwt% ".11 r '''I'im., sp. iki of his mtarriilai lnlI II Ifll Ir I th iat i .Ig t .hiIirt|ln wIl e IIthl t1 , ,.I v, ntr 1(n11. . hlr l's newurls . t .. t ' " |nn*" rt nTlw lut dJt1,11. I 'dow n to I.th 1 I.* 11' b .l' 'it i 1i" 1. l tit l li, fit tI ll ' lI' i I i. 1011 . iu . I w . i t t n.lt ''- " it l i lh' " 1 'n ;>;i .. I .".IIt, ''I b tI nt. * 1 1 "1 all'l h " lium m w" I I . ,: ':l " 'aI ." 1 . 1 n " cu I' I ,1, 1, I1 In o Il " x h1 t I nl lo, l t 1 1 ~f I l " 1 . 11.l a - nrnle I | ullr 1 1 , . .' r- t i ls. b. 11 , u - ,I. i. .1i; II,.,n ' ut , il.:II I :li i ,i11 I'llll ) t. 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I . ly 1 . ," ('" C Ih 'lll I . , ,ll I, I'I I, only wlteb I hookt o mel how youaau and "'i? l i h ,l ii ' I }! * ,l . ,I li' i ri l ,i, I hi ' - hk,. ;iIl , xi ,' 1 . iM hr I .t 1 ,1 e ?~ nl Ih t. iItll 11 < In i |(lln k n1, Will, url t 0 1? io f tiny. hln t, I ,In 1i1t 4411,4,1. ,, to , ,i*. I hl .1 ''11' "1., 1, h I Lri 1ie f ,,.or ,h l nI Ilil ll pl l h "Ik i : 1 1 ll I* r InI, I 'l I l l l - h i111 II I . I , ,I I I ll , I y i''ll n1' 1 ,4 I 14ii4 Ilw ", In lly l", Iv 1irwi fin n'I lIlnnk no bull r l 4g4il i I ,n, ,nhia when I tw ik to ,to lhablwak ) it is fair and sweet n, wife to that I have a so04 opinion of myself. "I am tond of the companlonshlp of women and I have no uaoaltquearble pre judice argalnt feminine beauty. I recall Wlth pride that the tweOty.two years of active journallm I have always written In reverential praiae of womanklnd. 1 fe vor early marriages. I do not love a'll' children. I have tried to analyse my feel Inga toward children, and I think I dis cover that I love them in ao far as I can make pets of them. I believe that, if I live, I shall do my best literary work when I am a grandfather. "I give these tfats. cotfessions and ob servations for the Information of those who, for one reason or another, are ap. plying constantly to me for biographical data concerning myself." A MONOPOLIT'"N WAINT~. )fy wants ere lt ,. I sit serene Upon coltentmente' highlands, if I can have euarth's contlnents I care not for its islands. I would not climb upon a throne Through seas of bloody slaughter. If I can call all lands my own. Why Soil an have the water. (live me but these, they are enough To suit my humbllt. notion. Antl you cal have all for your own T'lhe Ilidl benleath the ocean. And 'tuI a generous lihce of earth, Andl ittht aless quite prolific, if you can only drain It onte: The bed of the Pacifilc. Ant all I ask isn ust this earth. To regulate and man it. And I surrender all my claims To every other planet. And so you see I rut my cloth On a contracted pattern; Give me the earth. I drop all lttlm To U'ranus and Haturn. Liltle I need, my wants are few, Nor would I have them greater. I only want the land between The poles and the equator. Give me the earth, 'tls all I ask, For me and my wife Sarah, Then I'll give all my fellow men A house lot in Rahara. The earth is very, very small, And not In good repair; Compared with Sirius It is A very small affair. And I just want it while I live. And Death. I'll not resist him. For after death I hope to get The whole great solar system. -Sam Walter Foss. In Yankee Blade. ElQ1 IEU. (From l'nderwoot's.) Under the wide ant stormy sky Dig the grave anti let me lie. Glad dl1 I live and gladly die And I laid me down with a will. This it the verse you gave for me; Here he lies where he longed to be; lHome, I the sailor from the sea. And the hunter home from the hill. -Robert Louis Stevenson. The Food Question. Tripe and sausage and liver are good. But a sirloin, of course, has the call; go circulars, posters and all of that brood SMay furnish a business with some sort of food. But a newspaper beatq them all. -Printer's Ink. QOINQ Very Rapidly. Our Holiday Doods. IT'S the quality of the goods and the prices we make on them that's selling them. IT'S the proper thing to buy a useful HIoliday gift. When you see our Sterling Silver wear you buy some. IT'S a nice thing to give a lady a token of regard, in the way of Novelties. Wehave complete assortments. IT'S the very latest thing for a lady to wear a Czarina Necklace or Pin. \Ve have Sutrnii r (China, nith pic ture of the IIroadwtlater, etc., to llustrate IIelena ands Montana in general. I'I"S to .our ad;lantag, to see \lha;t we have to sell in the way of I loliday (Gift,. IT'S tllhe pi i this year- and we ai lnla king the lowest prices in the t ity for the same quality of goods. WL, S EINOMETZ JEWELRY COMPANY. Morg a's Plac 209 N. RODNEY STREET. CANDY. We do not ask you to buy. We want to show you the goods we have and quote you prices. We do not want you to pay us such prices as the big concerns on Main street ask. They have to get big prices to pay the rent. Committees appointed to get prices on candy in lots should see us before buying elsewhere. We can give you better prices, better goods, better attention, ·ad better deliv ery than any house in the city. A Part of the IlummeDin Stock of D. M.POLLACK &CO. Ot Chicago, consisting A Underw'ear GLOVES, SHIRTS, HOSIERY, MITS, HANDKERCHIEFS, ..CLOTHING.. 76.000 Inventoried value brought to Hel en.a and will be sold for less than O cents on the dollar. Also a $5,000 stock of Meyer A Co.'s Rub ber Goods, including Overshoes, Sandals, Alaskas, Knee and Hip Boots in all slses. Also 300 pair of Tailor Made Pants from a Chicago tailoring establishment, all go for $.; worth double. Call now and get first choice. Uncle Sam's Loa ce Cenaer Wall a Mate ISmreet Thomas F. Oakes. Henry C. Payne, Henry C. Rouse. Receivers. ORTHERN PACIFIO R. R. Runs Through Cars BETWEEN ST. PAUL. MINNEAPOLIS, DULUTH, FARGO, GRAND FORKS and WINNIPEG -AND HELENA, BUTTE, SPOKANE TACOMA, SEATTLE, PORTLAND. Pullman Sleeping Cars, Elegant Dining Cars. Tourist Sleeping Cars ARRIVE AT HELENA. No. 1. ractfle Mall, west bound..8:10 a. m. No. 2. Atlantle Mall, east Iound..9.05 a. rm. No. R. Marynvllle ac'ornmmodlation.9:30 a. m. No. 9, W.Hike and Iloulder ac *conmnodatlon,dally except Sun day ..................... ......... 6:40 p, m . No. 9, Elkhorn ac'iomodatlon, M onday, W'ednesday and Frl lay .................................6:0 p n. No. 102, Rlmlnl Mixed, Monday only ................. .............2:30 p. m. DEPART FROM HEEI.,NA. No. 1, I'alflu' alnll, went bound..8. 1Oa in. No. '2. At lInn tic Mall, east lounil..:1' a. nm. No. 7, Muryavllle actommloatlon.S:3u p. in. No. ,10. WiHkun atl ILould cr ac commnodatlon,(laiiy ex'ceit Sun ,lay ..................... .........7:15 a. m. No. li, Elkhorn a ornmlodtat ion, Monday. 'eulnesday unnd Frl day .......... ..................7:1. a. In No. 101. Iltminl Mixed, Monday only .................... ..... I0:.) a.m . •or nlformaton time card4. map, anI tios~ta call ,a or ,rite L. D. ED. cJ2., GINEIiAL AGENT, HELfNA, MONTANA -- on CHAS. 8. FEE, G. P. & T. A., I1. IAUtL MINN MME. C. LAFLEUR. FURRIER, 210 NORTH RODNEY. That burns H ith very little smoke that makes ,only one-tifth as much ash as there is coal used -- that stays intact-that does not clinker-that is all lump---that lights readily---that gives a steady heat, that is a Montana product. BB R C R BE K Is the coal that pleases. Is the coal for you to use IANI.I:It A NI, I.AI,',A&I;IBenson, Carpenter & Co. rT.It AN , I NIliti ANDI 1i t\\' Al 'IIINH.:II.. CITY OVIIYI(,. No. 19 N. MAIN lT. T, ININI'Ili.IN NO. 7 YAlD) TFL0.I'HO1NL. NO, 8. !NNI UIUIIUU!IN HI UIIUII I!!tm IUUIU IU ¢.m UIIIIIU ................. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS For Gentlemen. Why not make your Holiday Gifts aloog the line of usefulness We have some rare trew'e In the way of bargain's In our Gent.' Fur nilhing Goods Department. There is nothing that pleases a gen tleman as much as ala SMOKING JACKETS. We have taken great ears in seleeti. thes Jackets, and ndow they are the best there is to be had-possilby not the finest that are displayed, but if you coneider values at all you will find thies Jack. eta far outstrip the majority of Jacket. displayed. The prior is low. SILK HANDKERCHIEFS. A fine Hometthoed Japanese Bilk Headkerebhef makes a very handsome present for a gentleman. The ones we are selling are direot importations. There is no feaoy peoft added. You can judge for yourself-when we mention the prise you'll underetand-25o eaobh. NECKTIES. An all Bilk tie for 25o is very cheap. You annot see how we can sell them for that money. Well, we couldn't It we bought them as some merohants do. But we didn't-we bought them of an over loaded house-that's all. We'll sell them cn the asme basis we bought them. RUFUS WATERHOUSE. He has made the finest Ncckwear in this country for years. We have one of the largest and nicest displays this season we have ever had, of this celebra:ed make. Price from 50o up. SILK UMBRELLAS, They are always acedptable as a present. All of natural wood handles we have marked way down. The quality is alce and the assortment is oomplete. (iLOVES. All kinds, from the heavy working glove to the finest kid. The glove we are talking a great deal about is a Dog Skin Glove. It is not new on this market, but the price is new. In this way-we ask about one-half what other mrchanta ask. It's to your advantage to buy your Curistmas Gloves for your brothers, ets, of us. Mittens for boys in wool and kid. TRUNKS. We've nearly closed out our trunks. We a:e not replenishing the stok-we are going out of the trunk businoaes. You buy a trunk of us and you get it at wholesale oost. OVERCOATS. We've sold an immense number of Overonats this season. We've had to replenish our stock twioe already. 'li.o last lot arrived Sat. urday --wo have them displayed now. They range in price from 15, $6, $7, St and 80 and upw: rds. IT SUITS Our e10 Suit pleases the publi% This is an ovation -to buy an all wool Suit for 810. We're soiling them every day. DON'T MISS our lists, Cape and Far Overooats, and many other articles we have no space to mention here. Will soll you a Gentleman's White Laundered Sbirt for 75. The Plymouth Clothing House. OPPOSITE GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL. PARISIAN DYE WORKS C. RIMBOUD, PROPRIETOR. Frnclh cblannlg an dyeing, scouring by French Ipro'M. I'hlMh, w(oolen, vlveis andI llk drh,.., z,'ntlenqn gRarments., kid gloves. ft* h,. r t, itr't, lureis, curtailn . milk Iti woo,,ln li ~lrwlear and neclktlets. R tistlH tl)lon Ua iantiI htel. l.u tirandl street,. near IIotel II IbenII,, IIel Inu, Montuna. Not restgtstilbt for Kio.n lqft over two months. OUrders c.lled for at any part of the city. J. L. SMITH. Freightand TransferLine Helena. Montana. All klnds of merrhantlne and other freights, Includlng ores, promptly trans ferred from . e depot. O(tirM will re. cetve prompt attention. Offices at J. Feld. berg's store and at the depot.