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Kl'Isf (il'AI. I III 1!« II.
tor's salary i** mainly paid by monthly subscriptions of tin* fra uds •*(' tla* church supplemental l,v an annual sti pend from tin* General Board of Mis sions. The incidental expenses arc paid from tin* weekly offerings. The statistical report may la* made as follows: l'aioilies, !Ki; individuals, 4nu; baptisms. Bid; continued, 51 ; members, IMS; Burials, 1 pi. ■♦•••*• The Presbyterian Church. 'flic Presbyterian Church was organ ized in Butte May lfitli, 1N7-S, by l!ev..I, B. Bussell. The original members were Robert Allen, Mary A. Davidson, Jen tiie Koster, Sam. M. Fawsctt. *1. K. Ilollinaii, Nam-y E. McDaniels, .lames A. V'aek, Alice Stevens. Therese Shiner and AV. Egbert Smith. Of this number Mrs. Mi Daniels died .lime lfitli, lss], Krom the date of the organization of the church, in Isfs, t .Inly. |ss:;. there were celebrated by the pastoi ss mtiriiages, !l baptisms of adult * and Is baptisms of in fants. During the same period lie otli ciatod tit I In funerals. The lirst visit of Mr. Bussell to Butte wa> in the spring of IS7<'*. when lie pri ached his ti ist sermon here to a iniigregation of over one liun ' dred ill a little, school ......in. After that he came regularly one. a month and held services wherever In- could iind a room. After sc\. ral mouths a rough building was erected as a tie titer, and this the several ministers who vi-iled Butte rented at S* per Sunday. This was a yfreut relief, but it did not last. The hifildiug was soon rented as a saloon and dance house, and the clergy were again out in the cold-, but finally succeed ed in getting the use of an unfinished room in a school house. In Mac. IsS7*.•• 3S5 im I'RKSltYTKKIA S OHIt« II. Mr. Russell was sent by the Presbytery of Montana to reside in Butte and de vote his entire time to the develop ment of the church. At this period the Methodists had a church building under roof, but without doors or windows. As no other suitable room could i>c found it was agreed that each minister who preached here should have the use of it one Sunday in each month. Under this rule the Presbyterians occupied the room about three months. Mr. Russell liad to preach most of the time at differ ent points, and it frequently happened that the other ministers, from one cause or another, tailed to keep their appoint , ; , ments in Butte and when it came his turn here he would find the preacher of another denomination I »egging for the pulpit. As this was unsatisfactory, Mr. Russell concluded to look around fora permanent place, and after considerable negotiation succeeded in renting the Good Templars' hall. The room was about fiöxMö feet, but every Sunday morning it was filled, and at the evening service crowded to overflowing, llurihg the spring of lsso it was decided that a church edifice should lie erected and the initial steps were at once taken. A lot was purchased fur *fi(K>, and in August of that year the work of const ruction of the Presbyterian Church was begun. On Christmas day, lsso, the first service was held in the basement of the church, which laid been mad« habitable for the purpose. Services were held in the I basement for just one year, at which time the upper portion was sufficiently advanced to allow of its occupancy, and work was continued on it until the sea son of 1SSM-M, when it was finally fin ished at a cost of s«,nou. HAPPY POLES. List of Carriages that Occurred During the Past Year. The following marriages were celebrated during the past year, so far as the same «.'an Is* ascertained from the records in the oiliec of the County Clerk and Recorder. The non-existence of a mar riage license law in Montana, causes grav e doubt as to the absolute correct ness of the records of marriages solemnized within this county. There is. however, in force a statute of this Territory, which provides that every person solemnizing ■marriage shall make a record thereof. nini within three months after such marriage, shall make out and deliver to the recorder of deeds of the county in which the marriage took place, a certifi cate of same, a penalty of rot less than twenty, nor more than fifty dollars, is lixed for neglect to deliver such certifi cate to the recorder. Notwithstanding tin* existence of the above law, consider able carelessness is said to prevail among the magistrates and ministers of the gospel in relation to the filing of the certificate as directe«! by the statute. Tlie list is necessarily incomplete for the past few months, many marriages cele brated during that period not having yet been reported. Of the following marriages seventy eight were solemnized by ministers of the gospel and sixty-two by justices of tile peace. IS,>4. November 1. George AV. Dunkle and Belle J. « iirley. " 13 (..'hurles M. Slocum and Barbara llawkins. December fi. Genre K. Stull and Mary Met 'oitnell. " It* Ernest Ramnudmeyer and Mary E. Loeber. " fil 1 Jesse Searlcs ami Bessie Graham. " fi."> lliram C. Coddington and Clara 11. Mathison. •• fi.A Joseph Giroux and Rebecca Hume. Ml Charles G. Cram and Han nah Anna Otis. " Ml Ezra J. lliltz and Ella Hoskins. ISsô. January Joseph Borren and Sarah Hebert. Sampson Brokensliire and Francis Brokensliire. John C. Davies and Ella J. Polglaise. Tertulues L. McKinnon and Ella L. Golden. 11 J. llarherund Anna Howell. 13 Jeremiah O'Neil and Jo hanna Grace. 18 Hesley Eleiner and Mollie Luekett. 24 Henry Muntzer and Alary M. Zehnder. 10 11 I " fis " Ml February 1. " 4 " t) " If) " pi " Pi It) March 7> " Hi " lb " fil Ml April 1 Thomas M. Lutev and Ella Sopliey Sweitzer. Henry T. Hammond and Annie L. McGee. Benjamin F. Malian and Maria Kearney. William 1\ Forbis and Leo nora B. Jenks. Josiali S. Lee and Frances Jam* Smith. William A. <'ornfortli and Lueimla Rcdfom. William II. llartu]>ee ami Mrs. Mary E. Ragan. James M. Irwin and Zeral <la .1. Adams. Joseph II. Harper and Hel en < . Bierce. Gwen Emerson ami Pauline E. Vestal. John B. I 'leveland and An nie L. Warfield. Chariest i. Ferrell ami Mary H. Bowen. Joseph Bee and Ella Bell. James II. Monteath and Sa die L. Shaw. Jidin Skelton and Johanna Foley. Thomas Harris and Mary Jane .lore. Bliilip Levy ami Eva Irish. William W. Freagcr and Katie Sweitzer. Thomas Ford amt Hattie Garraglian. George Puseia* and Flora White. Janies Anderson and Nora l.enulian. Eli* ! *. Hoi land am I Anna Burnett. Frederick Dupiuili and Ju lianna < )' 1 )onneli. Thomas Boyce and Mary < 'laussen. i.oiiis i idler tlx and Anna Maria West lake. John t 'oiletti and Alarv i ;• id lodge. Samuel Bishop and Amelia J. Argali. Thomas Witcrs.m and Man* M.tony. Morris Ward and Nettie Williams. I b ury t '. Jewell ■ belts and ic ]■■> William E. Carmack and Isabella Stewart. fin Daniel AI. Evans and Plio be A . t 'lark. fiM Stephen A. Nixon and Ella Weils. fib Julius Adler and Ida AI ay Parrott. fi7 W. II. Brown and Airs. Em ma Alaratta. lfi t diaries E. Allis«>uand Alarv K. Pollock. lfi W. H. Straught and Airs. F. V. Kellogg. 17 G. F. Adams and Orma !.. < 'roswhite. 18 George Simmons and Etta Bowman. fio Thomas Hancock and Kate Hallen. 25 William Rowe and Ella Hancock. 3 James A. Workman and Carrie B. Floyd. 3 Charles Northy and Emilio Bullen. b Job K. Rctolliek and Julia A. Aladison. K) Atoms Rexford and Alattie Brant. 11 James Tarry and Sarah Payne. 17 David J. Charles and Lallie E. Brown. 17 Charles Sehatzlein and Em ma Martin. 18 A. J. Nelson and Alary Mor ris. 25 Janies Pascoe and Annie Goldsworthy. 27 J. C. Maslin and Airs. Blanche G. Parker. 30 L. P. Sage and Jennie Hall. 30 George Albert Hacth and July (( Augu: ■"'•■pt. t) 11 1M fit) 1 1 4 lfi 1M I!) fit Mu *. " :;o " ; ;i \ " :;o ;*,o 4 * :;i Get. 1 " r> " 0 " 7 «* 7 " S 12 " lo " 17 " 22 " 24 " 25 " 27 Bessie Gilbert. Henry P. Price ami Flor ence Rose. Thomas Rodda ami Minnie Sampson. Richard Wing and Annie Jacka. Joint A. White and Annie Jackson. William Guedelhoefer and Anna McGinnis. Aaaron N. Hougham and Ellen A. Dunckel. Joseph Mantel and Dora . Bennett. John P. Martin and Sophie Mamikon. Isaac Archainhean and ' Katherine Conley. Lee Van Orton ami Cora Aland H usiner* Gustaf Johnson ami Fred erieka Johnson. John Kelly and Maria Downey. Henry Forney and Miss Elbe Bowen. J. C. Earn* and Alary M. Ilertiev. Alartin Carlson and Hilda !'■ ■hrniaii. William Carnell and Annie I*. Dunn. Jose j ili Murphy and Alary O'Leary. Albert ( 'areliierand Augusta AVede. E. A. Downer and Airs. Alice Evans. R. AleGattgii and Lizzie F rancis. Benjamin Barball and Sarah Bartle. Robert A. Easton and Em ma !■'.. I lyde. Peter Martin and ( atherine Percy. I. oiiis P. Saucier and Ella E. W.....I ward. Peter Harrington and Kill lierimi 11 eil ley. Johann Bode and Dora William Alalloy and Annie < iallaglier. Michael l.vneli and Alarv Lynch. Lee AI. Boyce and Nellie AI. .Vagues. John It. (Mgers and Alary < '. I larris. Jacob Flenlier and Anna streif. John It. Itichardson ami Addie !.. Ami ■rose. Isaac Solomon and Eugenie Alayer. John it. Graham and Alary Evans. William AI. Gairaml Aland II. Bess. Hugh Alurphy and Alarga retlia Hanlon. Frank A. Anderson and Nettie AI. Noble, AA illiam Alildren and Em ma J. Bunich. Joseph Scherr and Joanna Shea. Richard Thomas and Alary Downing. John Welsh and Sadie 1lardie. James L. Schute and Olivia W. Jackson. George McAllister and Jos ephine Doolittle, W. D. Volmer and Alarga l'etlia AleGinnis. AV. II. Revnolds and Dollio Ambrose. John Crowel and Annie Pope. Edgar H. Bruce and Gusta V. Kraft. W. F. Winn ami Dorothy Teminius. Joseph Berchalier and Ala rie Guiob. Jean Belin and Marie Por tet.