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• I ' 4 f RIVER PRESS re it ly • • _ • CIFIRISXM AS FiESTIVITIRpt. wh o Little Ones .••••1 Mnny of Larger Growth 4 \ . Very Cleapiant flour at the fas* a • Methodist Chnrch. Ther overe happy little ones and many ' el l p letsed larger ones at the Methodist e ha t ch Ohristmas eve. The room was N tlswded to its utmost capacity and all the various exercises were heartily enjoy - id by the large number present. The \ 1 43 ;-. Mr. and Mrs. Riggin e)?erted them - &e l v es to Make all feel at home in which, :hey • e were emineneliss • ..perinces. Mrs. Buchanan, Dr. Crutcher and others whose names our reporter was un- able to•learn, assisted by 'the pastor and his amiable wife, renAred seral appro- ..priate and vocal instrumental selectioLs .. With excellent effect. , -. ' After Prayer ti - the pastor, 'declama- tions; duetta, souks an ' bible recitations by the members of \ tile e SundaY snhool followed. All did well and were heartily applauded by the delighted audience. ' There was no tree for none ceu161.. be placed in the room that would - bold all ,he god things in store for the little . one s,. But thertawere great bueliets 'and baskets and bOxes and a barrel not the . \haft\ that politicians talk about -7-full of candies and nuts and rai sins'anacakes and apples, and when they were pageed out to the little tired big girls and boys -the fun commbnced. Then the . ••barratas tapped, athieh was faund ta tie full ef great big . ked . apples and qere' f as more fun. The , old ones felt young in. and tbe young ones felt happy and Tull of the dainty thing's they frd eaten. .kfte.r a plh:sant addipsss by j.e 'pastor 4t e d more singing by the se ool, all dis- persed to their homes, feeling' thankful that Santa Claus had, -,not forgtoten the Fort Benton Sunday Sepool in his rounds throughout the territory. s - The Cowboy Acquitted. Thos. Welch, :the cowboy, ' who was tried last week, at Chambersburg, Pa., for ;pie murder of Diggs Little, was adquitted. The boy was in the employ of Mr. James *. Sharp, the horse rafser.of Tongue River, and was east with horses. . He became at- tached to the sweetheart of Diggs, and .the latter became indignant and jealous. ,Theawo quarreled, and the cowboy says he was attacked-. by the other. At any rate he was handy with his Colts \45\ and shot, the rival in the abdomen. On the triaV he had cast aside his \shape\ and other fixings and appeared in neat clothes. The ladies in the audience sympathized with him and he had every reason to be - ;:eve that he was a hero, instead of a man who had taken human life in a quarrel over a fallen woman. Mr. Sharp furnished the money to pay for necessary counsel te defend the young man. and he was acquitted on the ground of self defense. -Miles City Stock Grow- ers' Journal, Dec. .22. A Startling Accident. A startling accident in the Yellowstone National Park comes from Bismarck, D. T. It•appears that an English tourist named james McDonald, insisted on go- ing close to the Excelsior, an immense eyser. whiela has been erupting veay ir- 'regularly of late. He was determined up- on looking into the crater, and the driver, .who was also` acting as guide, followed him to the brink to guard against acci- ient. Just as the unsuspecting English- man leaned over the verge of the crater the geyser erupted with terrible force, hurling thent.back into -the air many feet. Fortunately they were caught in the strongest current of the up -shooting stream, or they would have been swal- !Wed up in tire unknown depth of boil- ng water. As it was, they were severely scalded and there were grave 'doubts of their recovery. • Epidemic Among Horses. A Fort Buford (Dak.) special of a recent date says-. An epidemic has broken out among the principal horse ranches of the Lower Yellowstone. It first made its ap- pearance atiout three weeks ago and was considered of but little importance, but it has become so dangerous and is spreading with such alarming_ rapidity, that it IE causing much anxiety in this section of the country. The disease affects the glands of the throat, and in the majority 9f cases causes a swelling which extends from the point of the jaw to the breast, making respiration and eating matters of great difficulty. In from eight to ten klays this gathering*, which contains a .arge amount of matter, breaks, and not intil then is proper surgical assistance Possible. Thus' far the favorable open weather has saved them, but should a old snap set in a great mortality will be •he _ _ The Sweet Grass Rills. Messrs. Hamilton, dorson and others returned from the Sweet Grass hills a week ago Tuesday, bringing with them evidences of what is there in the shape of sitiien ores and glowing accounts. The l'imens surely corroborate their report. Ores from the Brown -Eyed Queen, owned .0 3' Hazeltine Porter, show a perfect .abyrinth of wire silver around the speci- mens. The vein is about six feet in width and is largely composed of copper. The Jack Harris lode shows a well defined 'em a of seven feet atellepth of eight feet. There are many 01, r such locations in the Ewa Butte, but the party were in 'ear of a storm and so returned home be - !Ore a thorough examination of all the h c11 0 124 1 - aaa wade. Placer mining Se been discontinued for lack of water, but the work of preparing for the spring clean-up is being prosecuted with vigor. These claims are mostly on the north side of the butte on Half-breed and Whiskey c eeks in the vicinity of Mount Brown. While there are evidences of rich de- posits in the middle and west buttes but little has been done there, but the advent of the Galt road, which will pass close on the west of the hills, will make them more aosessible and then a stampede is looked for, anal the establishment, of a good camp with mines, mills and cheap fuel will be the result. Then trill this portion of Cho- . . teau county come to the front as a rich mining section in the midst of a rich agri- cultural and stock growing country --a 5ountry whose mbuntains are seamed with silver and copper, and whoa plains are strewn with golden sand; where 'countless herds (if cattle, horses and sheep roam at will, and at man's slight touch the soil brings forth a bounteous harvest. ---Sun River Sun. Little Turf in England Little Turf, a Montana horse, foaled and raised in Gallatin valley, and sold by his owner to a New York man, is making a record for himself.. He was sent to Eng- land by his new owner. and entered in some of the races gotten up by the Brit- ishers and astonished them with his run- ning and staying .qualitles. The good name of Montana as a horse breeding territory is not snffering any, as Little Turf recently w'op a race and several hun- dred pounds. The Montana horse has a way.of getting there that is wonderful. Mr. Curtin's Luck 1a - liarga1us Disputed. Onthe application of Richard Keating an injunction has been granted by Judge Tuley restraining the Adams Express company from paying to Edward Curtin $15,000 collected oa a lucky Louisiana State Lottery ticket, * Keating claims that just before the last drawing he and Curtin each bought a ticket with the un- derstanding that if either of them won anything it was to be divided. Keating drew a big blank. Curtin, was so lucky that he drew $15,000 and didn't propose to throw any of the prize away on a man who couldn't pick Out a lucky ticket. -- Chicago (Ill.) Evening Journal, Nov. 2L Territorial Items. Edmunton Bulletin, December 15: Threshing operations are nearly over in the St. Albert neighborhood, and the peo- ple are busy preparing for winter. New Idea: D. F. Slayton, a sheep man residing near Bercail, a short time ago lost fifty sheep from his band in one night, caused by wolves getting ioto the corral.' Great Falls Tribune: The new coal discoveries in the Judith Basin at the head of Sage and Willow creeks are at- tracting much attention. Samples shown here show the coal vein to be of excellent quality. The owners claim to have seven feet of this. In view of the adjacent sil- ver camps this will have a marked effect on the future of this section. El \Paso ie.Tex.) Herald: One of the biggest cattle sales that Vs taken place in the ciiy for some time was put through Saturday evening, by Geo. B. Loving, of the International Investment company. The sale was the disposal of 5,000 two and three year old steers to Ryan Bros., of Leavenworth, Kan., and Montana. They were sold by E. L. Gage, of Fort Davis, and the contract calls for delivery June 1st. The exact amount could not be ascertained, but it is positive it footed up about $50,000. A special dispatch to the Butte Miner of the 21st says: Wm. Jones, a miner working in the Bi-metallic mine, fell last evening from a trestle, a distance of fif- teen feet, to the rocks below, breaking his collar bone in two places. The end of the collar bone penetrated the lung, causing congestion. Supt. J. B. Risque,Aiad every- thing done for the sufferer that medical aid could do, but Jones died to -night at 6 o'clock. He leaves a wife and son who now visiting in Tennessee, having gone to spend the holidays. This was the fiit casualty at the Bi metallic. Stock Growers' Journal: Mr. G. M. Kirwin, of Kirwin & Langley, extensive stockgrowers of Tongue river, was in town this week, He reports stock of all kinds in good condition in his section. Mr. Kirwin has had unusual opportuni- ties to observe, abrond, the operations of horse fairs, and to note the conditions necessary to their successful manage- ment. He says that all elements needful in tbe establishment of a permanent and paying horse and cattle fair obtain here. As to stock, in quantity and quality, the gentleman, though he is a conservative man, is emphatic in the expression of his belief that the quantity and quality are such as to draw buyers, and to give such a reputation to the projected institution as to insure its prosperity. Several years ago Chamberlin & Co., of Des Moines, Iowa, commenced the manu- facture of t cough remedy, believing it to be the moss prompt and reliable prepar- ation yet produced for coughs, colds and croup, .that the public appreciate true merit, and in time it was certain to be- come popular. Their most sanguine hopes have been more than realized. Over tee hundred thousand bottles 3f Cham- rlain's Cough Remedy are now sold each year, and it is recognized as \the best made,\ wherever it is knoyn. It will cure a severe cold in less tialt than any other treatment. For sale by M. A. Flan- agan. DR. KNEEDLER'S WEDDING. Marriage of Daisy B. Merrick, Daughter of A. N. Merrick, and Capt William L. Kneedler, U S. A. The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Mer- rck, corner Nieollett avenue and nine- teenth street, was the scene of one of the happiest and most elaborate nuptials of the season last evening, when their young- est daughter, Miss Daisy B. Merrick, was wedded to Capt. William L. Kneedler, U. S. A. 'I he presence of a large number of army officers in full dress, together with the presence of a large company of so- ciety people of this city, made the occa- sion one of unusual brilliancy. The cere naony occurred in the main parlor, which with the other apartments was elabo- rately decorated with flowers. A large alcove, composed of van -colored plush and trimmed with smilax and other flowers was constructed in the parlor. In the alcove, and beneath a large ball 'Of roses the young couple stood as Rev. Dr. Wales, of St. .lark's church, performed thq impressive Episcopal service which made them husband and wife. The cere- mony was performed at 5:30 o'clock. The groom wore the full dress of a United States staff officer, and was attended by his brother, Harry Kneedler, of Philadel- phia. he bride was accompanied by her sister, Lila Merrick. The bride was at tired in a beautiful Paris dress, en train, draped with embroidered crepe lace, and wearing bridal roses and maiden -hair flowers. The bridesmaid was drossed in white satin, gold and silver tulle, white roses and maiden -hairs. lih• . Laton, Dr. Foster, Will Ankeny, Millard Hamer, Geo. K. Taylor and Lester Edwards acted as ushers. Danz's orchestra played a wedding march, and afterward discoursed choice music for merry dancers who occu- pied the parlor. Dorner served elegant refreshments. The young couple received their friends after the ceremony, and after a season of these social courtesies enjoyed a wedding toast. They received a large number of beautiful gifts, inclu- ding many by friends of the groom in the army. There were many congratulatory telegrams from officers at different forts. Among the military people present were: Gen. Ruger and staff, Col. Morgan and staff, Maj. and Mrs. Bates, Capt. and Mrs: Grosbeck of St. Paul, Lieut. and Mrs. Glenn, Dr. Archibald, Col: Perrine and 'wife, Col. Aldin and family of West Point, Lieut. Gerlosh and faMily, Maj. Jewett and family, Dr. •Means a Capt. and Mrs,-Kneedler parture for the east. The West Point, where timed as a membe there. He was form wife. took their de - will reside at ptain is sta- edical corps stationed in Montana and other par of the North- west. He and his young bride were gen- uine favorites, and they are followed by the best wishes of a very large circle of warm friends. - St. Paul Pioneer Press, Dec. - 14. Montana Land Offices, Eastern and central Mon- tana have land offices (at Bozeman and Helena) but they are the only land offices in the territory. The claims of other sec- tions should be recognized. This is a country of magnificent distances, and it is a little too much to expect all the land business of the territory to be done at these two offices. Both Missoula and Livingston, at least, should be given land offices. -Record. The writer is right in theory, though a little off in detail. There is also a land office at Miles City, and that, with Boze- man, is sufficient to transact the business of southern and eastern Montana. where new land offices are most needed is in the northeast and northwestern por- tions of the country, viz: at Missoula and Fort Benten. We give Fort Benton the preference over Great Falls in this matter, lying as it does nearer the north- ern reservations which are son to be thrown open to settlement, and the loca- tion of a land office there would be more of an accommodation to settlers than at Great Falls. Of the urgent necessity of one in Missoula we have spoken before, and we are glac12 to see the justice of our claims being recognized by other territo- risl papers. We trust Delegate Too e will look into this matter and push it to a finish this winter. -Missoula Daily Ito December 24th. HOW I SUFFERED Seventeen yeara from a skin disease. Could not walk or dress myself. A mass of disease from head to foot. Cared in eight weeks by the ('utieura Remedies. At the age of three months a rash (which after- wards proved to be eczema or salt rh9tini) made its appearance on my face. A physician was called. He said teething was the cause; he prescribed some cooling medicine, but the sores spread to my ears and head. Another M. D. was called. He professed to know all about the case, called it \Kings Evil,\ and prescribed gunpowder, brim- stone and lard mixed into a salve; but the disease continued. They could not do anything with it. Another prescribed borax ' water, and flour; an- other linseed poultices. one of them did me any good at all. but made me worse. The disease con- tinued unabated; it spread to my arms and - legs, till I was laid up entirely, and from continually sitting on the floor on a pillow. my limbs contract ed so that I lost all control of them, and was utter- ly helpless. My mother would have to lift me out of and into bed. I could get around on my hands and feet, but I conld not get on my clothes at all, and had to wear a sort of dressing gown. My hair had all matted down or fallen out, and my head, face and ears were one scab, and I had to hare a towel on my head all the time in summer to keel) the flies off. My parents consulted a prominent physician and surgeon herein Chicago (the other physicians were of Dundee and Hamilton, Canada) He said he could do nothing for me. Ile wanted to cut the sinews of my legs, so that I could walk: but I would not let him, for if I did get better I would have no control of them. The disease continued in this manner until I was seventeen years old, and one day in January, 1579, I read an account in the Tribune of your CUTICURA REMEDIES. It described my case so exactly that I thought as a last resort, to give them a trial. When I first applied them 1 was all raw and bleeding, from scratching myself, but I went to sleep almost immediately, something I had. not done for years, the effect was so soothing. In about two weeks I could stand straight, but not walk I was so weak, but my scree were nearly well. As near as I can judge the CUTICURA REME- DIES cured me in about six to eight weeks, and up to this date (i. e. from January, 1579 to January, 1885) I have not been sick in any way or have had the least signs of the disease reappearing on me. W. J. McDONALD. 3732 Dearborn St., Chicago, Ills., June 30, '87 Sold everywhere. Price: CUTICURA, 50 cents; SOAP, 25 cents; RESOLVENT, $1.00. Prepared by the POTTER DRUG AND CHEMICAL Co., Boston. glr'send for \how to Cure Skin Diseases,' I V When the blood ts impure, thick, or sluggish, or thin or impoverished there can be no health. With these conditions all the functions of the body are impaired and the result is a variety of dangerous complications. The best remedy is Ayer's Sarsaparilla. A Child Killed. Another child killed by the use of opiates given in the form of soothing syr- up. Why mothers give their children such deadly poison is surprising when they can relieve the child of its peculiar troubles -tsby, using Acker's Baby Soother. It contaiiia nc opium or morphine. Sold by W. J. Minar, Fort Bent(lin, M. T. - - Cure your cold while you can. One bot- tle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy will cure any ordinary cold, but it neglected, catarrh, chronic bronchitis or consump- tion may follow, and they are seldom if ever cured by any medecine or treatment. Only 50 cents a bottle. For sale by M. A. Flanagan. Those buying holiday goods would do well to call on Dan Dutro and purchase photographic sketches of northern Mon- tana, including the great iron bridge at Fort Benton, Indian scenes, the great falls of the Missouri river, etc. They are nice holiday reminders to eastern friends. 4 p i4PLES, blackheads, red, rough, chapped and i oily skin prevented by CUTICURA SOAP. Alt ET STOPS THE PAIN. Aching . ing Muscles, Back, Dips, and Sides, and all Pain, Inflammation. and Weak- ness relieved in one minute by the Concurs Anti -Pain Pias- ter. The first and only genuine pain -subduing plaster. 25 cents. • ':iztelpifPoltiPti:44 ,1 05, The best and surest Remedy for Cure of all diseases caused by any derangement of the Lacer, Kidneys, Stomach and Bowels. t Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Constipation, I Bilious Complaints and Malaria of all kinds I yield readily to the beneficent influence Of It is pleasant to the taste, tones up the system, restores and preserves health. It is purely Vegetable, and cannot fail to prove beneficial, both to old and young. As a Blood Purifier it is superior to al: others. Sold everywhere at $1.00 a bottle. 'ø' • 4 * This is the -Top of the GENUINE Pearl Top Lamp Chimney. All others, similar are imitation. This exact Label is on each Pearl Top Chimney. A dealer may say and think he has others as pod, BUT HE HAS NOT. Insist upon the Exact Label and Top. FOR SAP F. EVERYWHERE. MADE ONLY BY CEO. A. MACBETH &CO., Pittsburgh, Pa. TILE PION EE R STATIME ngL I keep a full line of k Books and Stationery. A tine line of Books always iajoek, and constantly en route. -4 Imp.orted and Domestic Of most popular brands. I keep the finest SMOK\kNG AND CHEWING I T)10E3A_CCO, mum, JEWELRY An endless variety of FANCY GOODS, TOYS AND NOTIONS, SHEET MUSIC, /(I LISICA.1.. INSTRUMENTS, cuRomos, Picture Irretenee, Pocket Cutlery. Combs, Etc., Etc. GEO.W. CRANE. Opposite Grand Union Hotel. ' CITY PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY maill St., Near Baker, Fort Beinton, - - Montana. LEADING BUSINESS HOUSES OF HELENA. WM. C. BAILEY JEWELRY COMPANY, —DEALERS IN— WATCHES, DIAMONDS, SOLID SILVER AND PLATED WAkE. ZIT SEND YOUR WATclIES to us for repairs: the ork will be thorough and the charges moderate. We make a specialty of replacing the broken parts of Swiss and American Watches. 1-3E3M1_411EN MC) N . S. T. PORTER, President. „ J M. DUTTON, Vice-pres. C. STEVENS, Sec. and Treas. The Helena Steam Heating and Supply Co., •rporatedli8.) T. STEAM HEATING ENC(NEERS, —MANUFACTURERS OF— Steam neating A_pparats. Dealers in Mine and Mill Supplies, Iron Pipe and Fittings, Plumbers, Steam and Gas Fitters' Supplies. 203 North Main Street, - - HELENA. MONT. A. M: HOLIER 4 HARDWARE COMPANY, HELENA - - MONTANA. GENERAL :: HARDWARE. t Carry Always in Stock: 4 ENGINES AND BOILERS, KNOWLES STEAM PUMPS, 0. HOISTING ENGINES, with without Boilers, Prospietors' Horse Power Hoists, WATER WHEELS,\ Giant Powder, Claps and Fuse. R. S. HALE & Co., n c+1 s patent Medicines, Paints, Oils, Glass, Etc. trelr Orders 1)) Mail promptly attended to. 27 MAIN STREET an 4 ' HELENA, MONT. LINDSAY & C 0 . , ii\T_A_, MON Jobbers of Meats, Fish, Fruit, Produce, Poultry, Oysters and Game. .7 r , 0 • 7t. Ser 0 KF,SHORT-TA7E WAY Address,: The American Writing Machine to., Nartford, Conn.; New York Ciffdce, 237 Brvaday. DEALER RV - OFFICE SUPPLIES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Moitaria A ;let) C y — CHAS. K. WELLS, Booksellerand Stationer HELENA - MONT. illi0111 HOUSE, Near Mont Cent. , RR. Depot. Elegant Rooms 59c., The., *1.00 . Suites, $1.50 per, day. B. 0. LEt40IR, Prop Lenoirllouse & Pacific Hotel HELENA M First National Bank Utah Assay Office !‘f Of Helena, M. T. ORGANIZED IN 1866. Designated Depository of the United States Paid -Up Capital $.100 000 Surplus and Profits 300,000 Individual 1)eposits 2,300.000 Government 1)..po‘1ts 100.000 —O— S. T. HAUSER, Pres. A J. DAVIS, Vice -Pros B W. KNIGHT. Cashier. • T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT, Ase't Ca.hier Board of Directors: S T. HAUSER JOHN C. CURTIN A. M. MOLTER it 8 HAMILTON JOHN H. SING C. P HIGGINS E W KNIGHT A. J DAVIS T. H KLEINSCHMIDT HENRY M. PARCHEN T. C. POWER. Associated Banks: First National . ........ •....Fort Benton, Montana Mismoula National . Missoula, Montana F1r4 National .. Butt-, Montana I Beacral Banking Baines! Trata ted. cir Interest paid on Time Deposits. GEO. W. TAYLOR, .4/11ornew at- Lieu.. ORE ‘T FALLS - Montana. Will nractiec in ail the courts of the T rritorv GE(01041.1 W. CRA%E. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE —AND— Notary Public. ()MN DAILY FRols 9 A. M. TO 4 P. M , Prompt ft. I)IJTRO. Preser. attention given to all basins's' en trusted to me —AND -- CHEMICAL LABORATORY J. T. GOVE, - Helena, M.T. Gold and Silver ....151 50 Silver, gold and Ie . ad 2 g Copper I 50 Silica 4 50 Zinc PI 9 0 Tin Antimony ... .... 5 00 Arsenic. 5 Olt Iron 15) T H E XVJOGIDCOD , YJCIYA. , t4/C , VX Y/..W...YA•VFX1.AWh Merchants Hotel CODYYJOODCIWCM.100 7.4) YX , Y7J , Y,DY.rxr., - .1citnemow Helena, Mont. - '(Opposite the United States Assay Office.) Uor. Broadway and : Warren St. THOS. O'BRIEN & SON, _Proprietora. THOS. ,1. REED, M • • - ./Ifteset.ana. F.X• I -NO SURGEON. Physician and Surgeon Manitoba By. -oecialty--Gyteachologist. -.ntana Wool Grower •e for tfl;st valuable monthly 2. per ;men J.- 21 01 ' 4 4