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. l»st ten yearn the nain her of churphe* L c ,go has increeeed from 166 to L „re new absat forty Eepiscopel par L u yiaiiecliuietti where the sittings are ]ely free. Society of Friends, in New York, re i increase ot one hundred and ninety | m e»bers in the last year, Methodist Episcopal church proposes to I tu ii<l of $25,000 for the building o l|j jo Sweden and Norway. , Black Hirer, Illinois, Methodist con e, lias pledged fivo thousand dollars fer L yacht for the use of missionaries in |ral China. , m „ Uarrisea the "boy preacher," is | D Indianapolis on Christmas. lie will Li into fall membership 114 of his lest r'j couverts. •n is spending much money for church The salaries of llie muticiaus in a [choir, says a Boston man of the old Usd kind, would piy half a dozen (try clergymen. (cording to the Catholic Rtview, there are iinaforty-one Catholic Bishops, 064 Eu au and 550 ualive priests, thirty-four col [thirty four couvents and 1,092,810 aror srs. llosdy has received a most cordial I in Kugland. A writer there thus [tins the secret of hit power : "He talks Is people— te, mot before them, and he Iborougly mastered the subject he it talk Lbout, he has marvelous self-possession, Ira ness, he siever dwells teo long on oue It, bis illustrations are homely, lie uses lie Saxeu words, he is e man of one boek, I, S 3 lie says, not merely eeruest, bat ter i earnest, and he has epiritaal power, l only as a man cau have who is tilled with Joly bpirit of Ged." [is ti St Kouian Catholic Diocesan Synod itlana aince the Heformation was held (lssguiv on I he 14lh of October. ! Londou Society's Central African Mis | has spent $116,000 since 1874. Five ! men have keen sent to the front. ; four ) died in liernees. [general pastoral conference of the clergy ■is Swedish Church eas been held in Ikholm. There were present about live ■died members. Ike Geugregalionaliets in Créai Britain liaising a jubilee fand, and already $320, lliaïc been subscribed. R. S. Hudson s $100.006 of this amount. J rich Italian who lately died in France, Ibequeathed $40,000 to Eisieben, the until i st Luilier, aa a testimony of his pereon |eneralien for the gieat reformer. |se Sapanese Daily Ifews not long ago ■d llie attention of the priests to the re it which had already been eti'eeted by lh« 111 lii'dv of Christian ministers, severity lumber, and contrasted tliesa with the [ness and inefficiency of the tens of thou lls of priests, he fortnightly Review says : Central Af 1 may be counted on as the inhsritauce i f Im at no distant day. It has already 10, IdOO Moslamr. Vsry few have been Jed Jiuiice this faith for Christianity. This is lngUFi.be fear of parsecutiou, for the Mos i hgilds that it ia not only proper, but a ; to kill any out who abjures bis faith in Er prophet. fsuou Ferrer is called the most eloquent kt'her in the Church of England. The (or of the Mvangeliet recently heerd him ach in Westm lister Abbey to the Volun s, w ho were present in their uniform! I said that the true glory of Euglauti «« 1 in war, but in peace, and her highest am |au should be Justice rallier than t on. That peiicv ef justice lie commended kll p>i(f ef the British empire—in India, south Africa aud, most difficult of all, in (and. in closing, says the Eeanyelint edi i he spoke ef the relation* of England to Ltrica in such terms as fer a moment tilled I eyes, so that I eeuld hard. y sea the acher,although 1 could hear hil ringing IA New Anecdote of Old Abe. St. Paul Pioneer Press. |twasju*t after be was nominated in I860, t a prominent Mason called ou him at riagfleld aud laid : " Of course you expect I th# Masons to vsle against you, Mr. Ln |n?" "No, why ?'* 'Because all tbe otchr Presidential candi es are Masons." 'Bless me!' exclaimed Old Abe, "is that 'Certainly," stil the visitor; " Ball las in all tbe degree# and is a member of the md Lodge of Tenneasee ; Breckinridge is officer of the Grant! Lodge of Kentucky, Id Douglas, why, he is Grand Orator of the id Lodge of Illinois—right her# under wt noie!" Hr. Lincoln turned around in his chair jttout turning the chair, laid his legs across top of the other table, laughed, rubbed 1 face, stuck hil finger* through hi* hair id said: "John, you have boon down iu jypt a good deal, yourself?" " Well, yea," admitted tbe visitor, " aorry •ay 1 have visited that locality." "lain reminded," said Mr. Lincoln, "of an 'indent that occurred In tbe old Sbawnea *n court home. An eld woman who was real hard caae was a wituesa, and tbe law tr, bound to get even, aaked her : "Are you virtuous woman, madam ?" She was alight •urprised and said : ' That, air, is a very rd question to ask a lady who is a witness fore a public court.' He rose and repeated question sternly. Still she evaded It, it when he persisted the finally answered: This much I will say, that I have great res for the imlitutioi.' " SIDE DISHES. Sabbath-breakers are always to be found on the sea shore. It takes just three people to keep a secret properly, but two of the three must lie dead. The deepest insult that can ba given in Deadwood is to say: "You ain't worth lynching. Josh Billings says that a dog never bites in the seme place twice. That'» according to winch part of a man gets over the lone# last. Soinahody observes that when six young (adits sit down to talk about a new dress pat tern a small boy with a tin horn ia a refuge for tbe weary. A colored man at Lancaster, Pa., has been accused of steiliaga church. When a darkey once gets religion lie wants all of it liiere is ia tie market. A Canadian paper aays that Canadian gir's make better wiv«» than any to he found on this t s.dU of the border. Let 'em come over then, and get husbands worthy of them. "I see that Whitelaw lteid's batik account is estimated at a million dollars. I feel now like going out in the back yard and kicking myself.—Anna Dickinson. Singualar unanimity : "Do I look any thing like yon, Mr. Jones ,J inquired Cauli fl iwer." "I hops net," w s the rep'y. "Did a man take you for me ? 1 ' "Yes." "Wbeie is lie ? I must lick him." "Oh, lie's dead. I shot him on llie spot." A Chicago drummer fell Ihreugh a bridge at Dta Meinet and broke bis leg while trying to flirt with a calico dress hung on a clothes line. Even the masher has hi* hour of aor rew. Small matter; "I declare!" exclaimed Brown, "I believe I have forgotten ali 1 ever know." "Snrry to hear it," remarked Fogg. "However, you can take au hour some day and learn it all over again." "Can't you steer the mainmast down the forecastle stars ?" asked a sea captain or a new hand. "Yes, sir, lean, if you will stand below and coil it up." Captain did'ut cate chist that man aDy more. M. tic A tourist in Switzeland, Unding a charga in his bill of stationary, and being sure that ha had ordered none, investigated the matter, and learned that the "stationery" was the ink and piper used in making out his bill. Th* growing custom of wearing mourning for a deceased sweetheart should be dis couraged. ff'isn half a dozen diilerent girls suddenly appear in black at a young man's funeral the situation is embarrassing. "You can't add diilerent things together," said an Austin school teacher, "if you add a sheep and a cow together, it does not make two sheep or two cows." "A little hoy, a son of a Texas milkman, held up his hand and said: "That may do with sheep and cows, but if yeti add a quart of water, it makes two quart* of milk. I've seen il triad." On# of the first things old Hannibal Ham tin will do when he gets to Madrid will be h go and see a ball-fight. The old man's edu cation has been *o sadly neglected in this particular that at tbe presnt writing he can't tell a bull fron a heifer. Yss, Algernon, heaven indeed tempers tbe wind to tbe shorn lamb, llut then you must remember Vh# lamb was forcibly shorn against kis will; he didn't gn and deliberately pawn bis ulster for $3.65 when be knew'perfcctly well that July wasn't going to last sil winlsr. Every Sunday preachers toll of the prodi gal eou, for whom a feast was spread, and mu sic and the dancs welcomed back to his fath er's mansion. But the prodigal daughter? What of her? Nofattedcalfiskiileii.no pa rental arms are spread, and un strains si glad music greet her return, Sh* is spurned remorselessly from every doer, and the pious saints who manag* benevolent iustituiioiis on funds donated by the pnklic, and who weep over the heathen of equatorial Aflica, and the worshippers of Buddha in Maulniain and Bangkok, have no mercy on the Lizzie Aaronsons. Like Parishioner, Like Clergyman. A story is fold of an exchange of courtesy between a Scotch minister and liis parishion er, which is characteristic of both. Tor. min ister WAJ lately inducted into a country liv ing, and in his round of parochial visits called at the cottage of a little tailor. Taking a seat uninvited, ha proceeded to talk, but found it bard work, as he met with no re sponse. Th ; tailor sat upon the table, stitch ing in sulky silence. At length be spoke. "Sir," lie said, "I regard it as an unwarrant able intrusion, your entering my house, ami I ask you in what capacity you conto ?" "My guod man," was the reply, "I come as your parish c'.eigyman—it is my duty to knew al my parishioners. I know yon don't attend church, but 'hat is n# reason why we should not Vie iriunds." k'fo which,mill# tailor re sponded: "I dinua regard you as a minister of Christ, hut as a servant Satin ; if ye came as a gentleman, well and good; butas a min ister 1 refuse I" see ye," which ceuld hardly be called courteous; but the tailor's polite ness was eutrivailed by his minister's, who, rising, said : "Uy good fellow, be pleased to understand that it is only as your parish cler gyman that lover dreamt of visiting yon; when I visit as a gentleman i don't visit per- | sons in yeur position in society," with which j be departed. Panama, Dec. 23.— lha Star and Undid j says: Co). W. H. Trescott and Walker Blaine arrived per steamer Colon fron* New Folk, and sailed for Callao on tbe l»tb inet. on beard the U. S. steamer Lackawanna. In telligence reached them here of th* death of General Kilpatrick. The U. S. ship Alaska hasairivedat Valparaiso, aud the U, 8. ship Adams is in Callao, and will remain there until the Pensacola returns from her sruise to the north. Lecture. Omaha, Dec. 23. — Thu. Powtr O'Connor, M. P., lectured this evening to an enthusiai tic audience of 1,500 people, under the'anspi ces of the Land League, in Boyd's Opera House. Cotton, Reels and Turpentine. Chaiilbbton, Dec. 23. — Tii6 steamer Granger and its cargo of cotton, resin and tuapantine was burned. Loss on cargo, $14, 000; no insurance on cargo. The vessel is insured for $150,600. The crew is safe. No Further News. Buhlihotow, Dec. 23..-Up to tins hour Mrs, Delong lias uo advices different from those already given to the public. It is be lieved that it will be some time betere De lang's party can be beard from after the relief party readied him. Mining Failure. Boston, l'ec. 23.—Milton Pool, having failed to meet bis contracts lor some time, due onslockoflbe Milton Mining and Milling Company, and the time granted for the pur pose having expired, a committee was ap pointed by th* Mining Fxchange to examine the books of Pool, and report early the exact condition of liia affairs, and what settlement, if any, can lie made. Mining stocka are somewhat waakened by tbe report, and Cop peropelis, of which corporation Pool is Exe cutive officer, fell from 222 to 60. A REIGN OF^ TERROR, The Alarming: Increase of Heart Disease and the Symptoms Which Precede it. Leading to Scientific Investigation and an Attempt to Check its Increase. The Wonderful Properties of "Seda tine-de-India," and How to Properly Use it. Fads or Importance for All, Kr^srdlur as Mew Discovery, The mortality statistics of this country show that a great proportion of deaths arise from Heart Disease. But aside from the fatality which attends it, the inconvenience and suf fering, which even the first stages bring, make it necessary to take prompt measures for re lief. Undoubtedly tbe greatest remedy of modern times for curing diseases of the Heart is "Sedatine-de-India," which is ac complishing such wonderful results and at ;ra ing so much attention. This great rent ed ssesses ingredients specially designed tor all the numerous troubles of tbe heart T.ie combination is tbe result of long and careful experiment, and it can be safely as serted that when taken in time it will cure in every case. Do you ever have N ightmare oppressed feeling in side and breast, Irregula Action, Throbbing, Jumping, Fluttering, M mentary Stopping, Slow circulation of the Blood? These are ail symptoms of Heart Disease. Those who are suffering and have never tried it should do so at once; those who have ever tried it do not need to be urged to do so again. If your Druggist has not got »end one dollar and fifty cents to our address and it will be mailed to you. Sole agents, Lobdeil Chemical Co., St. Louis, Mo. Nervous Debility, Vital Weaknes Prostration from Overwork or indiscretion is radically and promptly cured by "St. James Vitalic Pills." They renew the vigor of youth and are a positive cure for Spermatorrhea, itnpotency, Sexual Debility, etc. Price one dollar and fifty ceuts per box, sent by mail by the sale agents, Lobdeil Chemical Co., St. Louis, Mo. Julyl-d&w-lyr. | j j FURNITURE! J. M. BOWES, One door south ol Hauser's Bank, HuITJS ............................... MONTANA , Has now on Land at Lis wc.acroom a lull and complote stock of Furniture of every style and description, and adapted to every taste cr purse. l*a» lor Suits, Lounges, and Upholstered Work Chamber and Bed-room Sets. ( marble and walnut top) ; Chairs, with wood or cane scats ; Rocking Chairs of all kinds ; Bedsteads, Bureaus, Tables, What-Nots, lounges, Sofas, Dressing Cases, Brachets BABY CARRIAGES, ; ; -in tin varieties aim prices ;---- U 4 V TLF. AND PIER MIRRORS, of any re quired style or prize ; lHRuMOS, PliTURE FRA MRS. VLyx ,k UN EL l RS, MOULDINGS . BRA CK RTS SPRING AND EXCELSIOR MAT TRESSES: Also Mattresses of flair , Moss or Wool • Feather* in bulk. Ooffins Constantly on Band and Trimmed t - Order. Pall Cloth, Wreaths. Flowers, aud Trimmings of all kinds always in stock. tv rythlngi u I in io Store 1« iii his stock, tv Ui u it be beat n pr oour%êtvtf .m or quality. Call and see THE OVERLAND HOTEL. HELENA, MONTANA. W2Æ. MCLEAN, Proprietor. This house is now open lortlieaccomniodatlon of the public, ft is refitted tu first-class style and will be kept, second to none in life Territory. The bar will be furnished with the best liquors and clears. Board by the day, - - ** J* Board by the week. a 'Board and lodging by the week. - - i TO First-class beds, 50 cents per night. Second-class beds, 25 cents per night. The Overland is opposite the principal stage o dices, on Lower Mian street Give me a call. A I..ABOB Beqistek, in which parties seeking employment or help can register their names without charge, Is kept al this house and is al ways open to public inspection. _ fc-K, (j BUSINESS CHANGE Owing to the increase in our business in Dry Goods, Carpets, La dies" Suits, Cloaks, Dolmans and House Furnishing Goods. We Have Decided to Close Out Our Stock of Mens' and Boys' Clothing, Hats, Boots, Ac., and are now preparing for a " Grand Clearance Sale! OP SAME, COMMENCING- DECEMBER 1ST an suf 1881 . WF ARE DETERMINED to close Qout these linesl of Goods AT ONCE to make Room for our immense stock of HABPETS -AJSTDD JD^IZT GHDOUDS imd to do so will sell them at less than Vlanutactnrcrs Cost. E. L. BONNER & CO. N B—We invite Dealers to call during tflsis sale and will guarantee them 15 per cent, discount on TOsninfticturer*' cost of same goods. E. X^. ÏÎ. aV CO. HOLIDAY DISPLAY Of Fine Goods, Notions and Fancy Articles, in endless variety, now on exhibition at popular prices at the Leading Emporium of Fashion ! =SANDS 8s BOYCE, --SPECIALTI ES' - The Mammoth Stock of Fine Black Gros Grain Silks, Satin Del yon, Satin Sarah and MercieUenx, Together with Watered and MoireanMquc Silks and Satins OFFERED AT GREATLY RADUCED PRICES DURING THE HOLIDAY TRADE. Dolmans, Cloaks and Far-Lined Circulars, in immense variety, which with Fine Silk Dresses, Seal Skin Setts Ladies' and Misses Furs, &c. Will be offered at Special Prices to close stock before the annual inventory, atnd The Great Nemi-Aimnal Clearing Hargaiii Sale --FOLLOWING THEHEAFTEB. SjAZlSTDS & IB OTOE. ; ; t | y | 1 - s 5ft < "LONDON BANK : OF" 17TA.TT. LIMITED, 2<J AUSTIN URIAHS, LON TON k T.T UKK Authorized (.'apila! - AIÎ()O,O0O. Subscribed, Interest allowed subject to short nod L-15),GOO. The Agency for,Ante in Londou 8ooTW3m |Bai,ks undertaken K.'AUSTIN. Manager.' ! ; I STRAYED. Frem uty residence in Kutte, on tlie night j I of th* 14th hist,, an iron gfay hors#, about ; six years old, shed all round, brands fortrat teu. The horse formerly belonged to Dr. ! Hawks, of Deer Leëze, and attcrwxid* to Mr. A. Higgins, of the same place. I will I p»y $10 for bis return to my place in Butte. Kkv. Father J. J. Doi.s. I declSdtf : SCULm HOT STRINGS. I t.ese springs are situated williin two miles of ßoiiltmr O ty, Jefferson Co., and near the stage road running from Helena to Diilon. Their curative properties can be vouched fori ! by hundreds who avu tried them. F, r ; ; CiinoNie Dvsi-xi'stA, Nkuralqia, Cat AKItlt, EKY.-IPX.AS, Ulit VARY CuMPLAINTS I Fkuai.e Complaints and General Debility they cannot be excelled by any in the coun try. Th se desirous of using electricity in cotiu'-ctiou with tlie* waters can be aceouimo- | dated by a practical electrician who resides at the fprings. Fiiet class hotel accomtioda- | tions on 'he grounds. JAMES E. KILEY, Mug. Dr. Jon as I'ropi setor. Lessee 8sepd&wtf. I j ; DANCING; SCHOOL. At Professors Beford Jt Robinson's Hancia Academy, at Speck's Music Hall, the genial idaos will meet every Monday and Thored— evening at!:30o'clock. Terms cash.s5.00 six lessons. Single lessons, si.no. Cadies' i childrens' private class every Saturday after-] noon; terms tor ladles, »3.00 per six lesson*;! c'.iiltren half price. \ grand soiree every Mat-] onlay evening. Admission, Ç1 00; ladies Iree^ Pec 9 lm» V' a, ti ____---'