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- ----~ ■ ■■ ■ " - FISK BROS., - - Publishers, R. E. FISK, - Editor. thi'rsday. \»Yi:niu:n at. ism. < )veiî twenty-six million letter? Chicago last year. reached Austria has more public iv nation in the \v blic libraries than Bkoadv* a\, N. Y, is becoming unequal pressure of traffic upon it. m. ini: and Foster is the of a Chicago man for 1 Presidential I t' KLM AN ? the lines of tli eepers will be put on all Northern Pacific road. General Garfield'« picture is to be laced upon the international postal letter tamos. i t is proposed to place a portrait of the widow of .lames K. Polk beside (.hat of her husband in the White House. Tin; income of Claus Hpreckles, sugar refiner of .8an Francisco, is said to be per day, or over 82,000,000 a year. I'llH Loddou Economist estimates the importation of food into Great Britain at present as forty per cent, of the total im ports of the country. Tin: Readjuster Congressmen elected from the 7th and 9th districts of Virginia have signified their intention t act with the Republicans. Tin: daily production of paper in the United States is estimated at 2,000 tons, of which 150 are for writing purposes. About 4,000 tons of fiber are used daily to produce the paper made. vote and Over a bridge at Athens, Ga., was the following: "Any person driving over this bridge in a faster pace than a walk shall, if a white person, be fined $5, and if a ne- , gro, receive twentv-five lashes, half the penaltv to be bestowed on the informer." : In the German town of Herxheim there were such hordes of mice that a reward of a fourth of a cent for every one killed was offered by the municipal authorities? Un der this stimulus proot lias been furnished ■ liort time of the death of over within a 840,000. I j ] j I ! ( Iambetta, the m.«t influential lie- ; publican in Franco, is now the responsible 1 Minister, instead of bein K President of the! Chamber of Deputies and the power be- 1 hind the throne. It remains to bc secn whc.her his political genius is as great as I i • ii i: \\t„ claimed by lus friends. We shall soon i know if it is his chief aim to re-conquer Tun tunnel under the Hudson river is progressing finely. It lias already been completed 550 feet from the Jersey end and 450 feet from the New York end. AVliere it is arched and cemented it is said to be as dry as an open air cut. It is light ed by electricity and supplied with a tele phone so that every sound can be heard at the outside office, and the faintest call is heard and answered at once. The lordly Hudson rolls fifty feet overhead as uncon cerned as if no human rats were rooting under its bed. 1 AUnco from Germany or use the resources j of the country to establish the republic and connect its fortunes with the higher conquests over ignorance and superstition, We have much faith in his prudence as i, i •. u eu as lus genius. - A AVashington paper recently publish- ! ed a list of five hundred army and navy officials who reside permanently in that | city. This includes those on duty there j officially, as well as those retired and "do- ' ing nothing." It is the marine official : though that the girls most dote on ; they are just too, too—you know. Although thc list was published in good faith, with thc residence and occupation of each one of our epauletted defenders, it is thought to be rather hard on the officers. Calling | attention to this group of officials may ; force Congress to invite some of them to trade positions with the hard-worked fel lows who have been compelled to hunt the ^ noble red man and eat hard tack on the outskirts of civilization since the close ofj our civil war. Turn about is said to be 1 fair play. _ Gladstone has had some more favor able experiences lately in bis public pol ' terms offered bv the government and an ' u rms uiiuvu u> im guveruuieiu, auu au liunorablo peace established on a fiasis , that ought to be enduring. Thc Irish land, courts have begun .vork in earnest, and u-v. The Boers have fully accepted the I P I the first decisions rendered cannot fail to give satisfaction to reasonable men. Rents have been reduced even beloiv the Griffith valuation. AY r e venture to sav that if Gladstone's plans are allowed a fair trial ! Ireland will be more peaceful and pros- p perous within five years than ever in all its history. The latest election at Ber wick showed a change of tide favorable to Gladstone. It is rumored, we think with- 1 out good foundation, that the present En , . . . ? « , • ,i , gl.sh Aden is contemplating the sale or j retrocession of Gibraltar to Spain. AVe g 11 e M Mr ~ 18 1 lear " a create disaffection with the government. ' ... , .... * • . l We do not believe Spam has wealth enough to buy Gibraltar. I ntil England is re ii*- » •> i ... I -, soived to give up India, «ho tv,11 „over part with Gibraltar. j MOR9IONI.S«. Those interested in the Mormon ques - tion gathered new light from the address of llev. McMillen at the Presbyterian church last evening. That gentleman has been laboring among the Mormons for the past six years at no little peril of life, at least during the earlier part of his labors. From what we have heard and read be fore, we had no lofty idea of the best fea tures of the Mormon creed, but we had no idea that it was so bloody and beastly an institution as represented by those who j have seen it off dress parade. Tried by the sanity of the doctrines they teach, the be whole Mormon church and every adherent i arc ns crazy as Guitcau and as dangerous to be at large. As among the Thugs of India, murder is often a religious duty, Ifone apostatizes from the Mormon church, it is taught to be no crime but the greatest mercy that can be shown that man to cut his tlir< bis throat. His soul can be saved by kill • i i at i • .*■ ing Jus body. ALuruer is not the crime ox of their lives every moment, are chance for future life for them at all is I through the caprice of their husbands, j an enemy, but the highest favor that true friendship can perform. We have often wondered how true wo men can be found of any tribe in the land so degraded as to enter tiie filthy Mormon stv; but only the most attractive features are at first exhibited ; gradually the de bauchery proceeds till the poor things, in fear of bound by the most horrid oaths and pen alties to accept the doctrine that the only If for any cause the husband is offended and should refuse to call any one of his } wives at the final resurrection, she must lie there forever, for no one else can call her. Those women therefore who really ' believe in Mormonism are the most abject slaves in the world. They dare not offend ; their husbands in the least particular, ^or i not,onlv their bodies but their souls are in jeopardy. What kind of voting would such women do? Compared with them j , mcut that k " as M earl >' P ut >" l> ractice : ^ the Mormon8 -. By her own hand» tvo man is made to bind her own chains. AY e the most ignorant and besotted freedman of the South is an intelligent and inde- i J pendent voter. It is very unfortunate for the success of the woman suffrage move should think that women with such expe riencc and idea of life would accept the doctrine of eternal sleep with satisfaction and would much prefer never to be called, j ■ Of course they are taught to look for some thing better hereafter. ' But the main practical question before : I the country is how to extirpate such a foul leprosy from the land. Those who look to Congress for a remedy will look in j vain. A large amount of money is ex pended every year in Washington in re ] taining influential Congressmen to pre j vent legislation. It is easy enough done and will continue to be done until public opinion is made so hot and strong that members of Congress become afraid of losing their position and ill-gotten gains together. We are not sure that any legis- j I lation will do any good, for laws cannot ! execute themselves, and so far it has been ' ; i ' ,und impossible to use courte to adminfa- ■ 1 ter law *> •«»? ** ,ile J""« are open to Morn,ons - Whlt is to bc «pceted in j 1 " hcn Con ? rc3s ' vll > tram l ,le ,ts °"' n !lawsunderf.K 1 tandadmittotheira 5 socia I «on a notorious alien and a polygamist? AY c luirdlv know what course to urge gov i & & 1 ern ment to pursue. The Territorial gov- , . . c ... j i j ernlncn f « » ,,rca ' I'"«"« "' on f ''" ll : P«'«" »' «>« iaada <d IJ le £u,ltv leaders of the church. We are toth to recommend I "'ihtary government ,,ur not * ous an( ^ principles To declare all the Mormons . . i offer a bounty tor their scalps would bc 0 j a ! considered too savage for an enlightened and Christian age. | Perhaps the best way after all is to j abandon all other means and really con ' centrate efforts to convert them to decency, j : Most ot them are really dupes, subject j through poverty and ignorance to accept any creed in the hope ot improving their temporal condition. The most hopeful »ews in connection with the subject is that i j s0 lnan y have renounced Mormonism have renounced through the efforts of school teachers and ; missionaries. There is scarcely a settle ment in Utah " here there are not willing apostates ready to embrace any safe deliv- ^ j ^ r ance from what they have learned to abhor. Already over two thousand Mor moU8 > °^ d and young, are gathered into 1 Christian schools and churches. Cannot i the Christian people increase their contri- j butions and efforts, if need be fifty-fold, ; ! I and reach and reseue every one who is not an active fraud or a willing dupe. For . .....- ■ u, » ««miß uupc. i , .. . S . taU ° ma 6 t0 P uniî, J l them, and their victims, once awakened, : ^ TOUnlcd on ^ adrainist y r punisll . ment A comb i nat i on of kindness and wverity wi!I do bett „ than either alone-, i*i* f .1 j j . kindue?>' for the dupes and seventy for rir ■ u na\i». by fi 1 P c P letter G«-* M n Im tÀ mmi i. ! ' n these latter laws can be made to Danish ! A REMARKABLE stampede is in progress;-.;^ toward thc Beni river in Bolivia, unex- i p i or ed until last winter, when Dr. E. R. Heath ascended it and discovered vast for- | ests of chine« 10,000 men export of rubber alone~has risen from 15- j 000 pounds to 75 000 w-ith promises of pounus io witn promises oi 6,000,000 next year. Dr. Heath is san- and g U i lie of finding rich deposits of precious Madré de Dios. to . ___________ ^ rp . ., « ; , ; The banishment decree in Denmark | against the members of the Schleswig -, » * • » , i Holstciu-Auguntciiborg family,dating from cific 1852, has recently been revoked. EASTERN JEALOUSY. The Eastern papers just arriving by j mail are filled with leaders on the proposi tion to make Dakota a State. Republican papers generally speak approvingly of the measure, but Democratic papers load the proposition with ridicule and abuse. The New York Herald is no better than a Dem ocratic paper. It exclaims over this prop osition, "If this be done Dakota will be the peer of New. York, Pennsylvania or Georgia in the Senate." "It will have as j much power as Delaware in the House." Well, what of it? Why should she not be the peer of New York as well as Delà i ware or Rhode Island. Neither of those States are equal to New York in wealth or population, yet they are peers. In coun tries where the peerage is a recognized in stitution, it depends not at all on wealth, Many commoners are wealthier than any of the peers. Permit us to say that the people of Dakota are the peers of the citi _ *11 a zens ol Aew lork and entitled to fetate rights on every plea that could stand in a court of reason. "Why," says the Hrahl , "it is only a few years ago that Dakota was a wilder ness tenanted by Indians, buffalo, etc." Well, what of it? The same was true of Chicago and Milwaukee, and a little fur ther back of New York city itself, ft is not on the strength of what it was, but of what it is and is to be that Dakota asks admission. It says, "Perhaps in another I generation Dakota may approximate the j position of Kansas and Nebraska." Well, yes, probably. In less than a generation Kansas has come up from nothing, and j to-day has a population of a million. If the llcrahl had the intelligence to fit it for the position of being a public instructor it would be able to see and truthful enough to declare that in all probability before the next census is taken Dakota will itself have near a million inhabitants, unless it, is divided. savs, "Wait till the people are able to support a government. ' Well, who is to J lld g c ' " lien that time comes—you, or themselves? We would hazard our heads on the proposition that the people of Da kota are more intelligent and better able to support a decent government than many wards of New York city. To fortify its position the Herald asserts that "some re cent ^R ltes have justified the wisdom ot Kongress in admitting them, and others j have not.' It names Nevada as alone constituting the others that have not justi hed the wisdom of Congress. It could could not possibly name another among recent States. Eastern fogies do not seem . ... to take into account immigration and rail roads and their power to build a new State : every year. | j ' ■ j _ A COMPETENT WITNESS. Mr. John AValters, of the London Times , who has been visiting this country, recent y gave an address to ins Berkshire neigh bors and told them any Englishman who i was a good judge of land, sober and indus trions, could make himself wealthy and . 1 »T g *i ü , ii* i prosperous in the Lmted States before he was fifty years old. He tbld them further more that the population of this country ! would be 200,000,000 by the end of anotii j er century. Instead of advising liis neigh- i bors to stay at home, or attempting to fiat- ! ter them with the idea that they could do quite as well in old England, lie openly advised and rather encouraged English men to come hither. He thinks his coun , . . „ . . i trvmen might as well pick up tlmse wait : ing fortunes as anybody else, and evidently des j r es tliat there should be enough of the ' I ...... 8 i cue insn tor generations after leaving the ! 0 i d so d s There is no doubt that John AValters is I j a representative Englishman, and that he meant all lie said for English and not American ears. It is in strong contrast j wlth the statements and advice given liv j Disraeli to the farmers of Buckingham n(d man y years ago, wherein he said that j our p e 0 pi e were poor and discontented and a jj t ^ at cou j d leave were flockin^ over i j nto t j ie Dominion. Such false, sillytwad-1 die did us no particular harm but did more 1 - ! : ; tlian aJl elge to convince our people that Dizzy was a charlatan, either grossly ig norant or w iHf u u y false and utterly reek ^ j esg j n j ds statements, 1 i whieh there are not thousands of repre - 1 j sentatives in the United states, and every ; learner It is not alone through leading Englisli ! men that the truth is being told about us. I here is not a country in Europe from i ing the evidence at the looks very much as if there : , .. . . ,. ^* 8 ' ! ran ' ler ruah . ot ■■»migration to AI C ° mmS uT' ? 5 !f f WOuld b « a next > ear - *or the present decade our rir . rkIl i Q f: / s„ -n • population will increase on an average two millions a year and be fully 70,000,000 by 1890, and going on to I ! is freighted with messages and re pittances spreading the truth and furnish- j ! ' n * ^ ie e ' ddence at Ihe same time. It ' ! -------------,, } wag goi to | ,uw j progress;-.;^ ? lucrease wi 11 i f"! *' . reaC , 1 UK) ' 000,00 ° 1ÎW °- We | haVe alread * v out g ro "'n the jealousy ol the | nort1 mtedl g eid Englishmen. Though we j y,l,,ww,u u L tu TViU ' __ ^ P«.ii tut r ~V . ! Ihe fet. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba and Northern Pacific companies report re ueipts of wheat at all stations now run ' ^^^s*i to take away the wheat from stations w here »uerc :___, storage room is inadequate. Tliedailvde liveries at Minneapolis are this week ave waging 130 carloads, and the Northern Pa cific is tftkjllg abmlt 70 car|oads daU . Duluth. J GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS. j From the brief abstract given us of j what the report of the Secretary of the Interior is to contain in reference to In dian affairs, it appears to embody some excellent suggestions beyond the average suggestion to of such documents. The ; cut down the reservations is the first good point made. Unless the buffalo and other . game are to be kept for the support and amusement of the Indian, a small reserva . tion is as good as a large one, and in many respects better. If the Indian is really to be civilized and taught to get his living by cultivating the soil, a quarter section is should be made nou-forfeitable and non • transferable for at least three generations. more than anv one Indian family can cul tivate but even 'if a full section of land is , r l- n i set apart for every Indian, old and v oung, there would still remain the greater part of every reservation to be thrown open to white settlement. We think in making the allotment of land to Indians the tit'e If the method of civilizing the Indians by taking the voung ones and educating them at Eastern schools should prove the general success that experiments suggest may be possible, it will not be difficult to persuade civilized Indians that it is f or their interest to consolidate their reserva tions, and not have them as now scattered in all parts of the country. Perhaps all the Indians that survive the process of civilization can be induced to settle in the Indian Territory and make a State all by themselves. Certainly that Territory is large enough to accommodate four times j U s many whites as all the Indians in the ; country. ; The Secretary is right in saying that the present method of feeding and clothing Indians would degrade white men. It fos- j ters idleness and ruins health. Indians do ! not like to work naturally, and so long as thev are sure of victuals without work it L ; ure thev never will do steady work. ! If th(J system of , rivin , rationg is [ 0 cnn . tinue with a certain portion of the In dians too old to educate out of their wild ways of life, let them be enlisted into the United States army, and kept in the sad dle scouting most of the time. In small companies and under good officers, we be lieve the Indians would make as good sol : diers as most that we now have, and they cou j t j re i case d to do better work for j themselves and the world. We hope Con gregg act on t i ie suggestions of the g ecrc t ar y. Montana Stock. A recent number of the River Pres* (i . U ves an interesting interview it had with Mr. M. : A.. Price, oue of Montana's cattle kings, who | had just returned from Chicago. He had ..... .. - 1f | " , " t j 101111 t0 t eln 01 antl 1,1UU s for the Iowa Cattle Company, is in the Judith Basiu. These ! gone to that ! head of steer? -whose ran^e ! cattle were driven to Glendive on the North , ern Pacific railroad, and from there shipped i by rail to Chicago, where they were sold at good figures. Mr. Price had learned of the decline in the price of cattle while on the ,, . .... . . M , way and had anticipated an unprofitable sale. He was greatly surprised, however, asliis - ' ! cattle ranked with the best in the market, j They were in good condition, and of the eu i th ' e 1)au<1 of LICK) only seven were eondemu ! etl 08 nntit tor immediate slaughter, Montana grass-fed cattle delivered in Chi cago in good condition, Mr. Price found com manded the highest prices. They are con sidered as good for beef as corn-fed. Mr. Price gave the following list of the Montana stock sl,il ' lwd cast 1,y " ay of ,h ® Northeni ' Pac dc miiroad (luring the season : " TTUt ! Asa Samples.......... D. a. Fiowerree.............-................................... 1,300 Clark & Him......................................................1,300 I P^fiidextir - To*ai.......................................................... 11,000 sheep. Wrn.Fly .......................................................... 7,000 j Alex Croft.........................................................3,000 1 Tota l......................................................... xfööö j T° his knowledge the above shipments 1 ^ ave ' )een made, but he says there may lie Iuan 3 ' others of which he has no information. | The luiml>er given, it must be remembered J * s 0ldy a P or t lou of what has been shipped j from Glendive and Keith's, on the Northern Pacific. It represents only a small portion i J * i of the stock of the Territory that has been i the Territory. ^j ic v marketed, but the figures are well calculated J to give a general idea of the importance of r LieV l,a n veTrongM w"o 1 the Territory—and this sum is not a little of 1 the Revenue derived from stock raising in New Map. ! p i 1 We rT I an " ° '° 11 ^ 0 ' ' eaaiaut 8 . laa l> the \A ood River, Saw Tooth and ; Smoky mining districts, Idaho. The map is in book form of convenient size for carrying in the pocket and is descriptive of the loca .. i-i . , ,. „ ,, „ r I tion, c linato und iirodnction ol thc It ood Etver country, with name and location of many valuable silver mines in the various camps in the Saw Tooth, Hot Spring : Smoky, AYarm Spring and Mineral Hill dis i tricts. Italso contains location and descrip tion of the new towns of Bellevue, Hailey and Ketchum, and a historical sketch by the Two stage routes are defined where people from the outside world can reach the Wood i> ivpi . __ ___ . , , 41 _ , t l Blackfoot on the , the , otber f , rom . Koiton reVS 1 °' vn ot Delle' ue and Hailey publish a j newspaper one called the Wood River Kews. \ and .he other the AVood River Miner. The ! map is valuable to prospectors and to who will send it postage paid to any address on receipt of one dollar aud fifty cents. The j who have friendaor-mte-reataiathatcount^ add is for sale by Charles K. W r ells. Helena' of j ON THE TRAIL. Bruised Reed---Our Ride in the "Riddle"—Pioneer—On to New Chicago. ifr'KOM OCR TRAVELING CORRESPONDENT. I Again in the Deer Lodge coach. The pas seugers are seated and making the prelimi nary observations that precede the traveling acquaintance which the ride usually develops. Upon the seat opposite sits a woman well, advanced in life, who at once attracts atten-, tion. A queer, withered, little face, upon which the passing years ha\e lett deeply the ! impress ol their sorrows; peers out from under 1 a pouderous hood. ^ Theejesliatc a eoufid , , ,. murder by liidi , , , * in Lb innocent, helpless expression, suggestive olearl - v filmed, that seems strangely out of, place and excites curiosity as to who .she is, ... . where slie is journeying, and what the story . , T • • i ol her life maybe. On inquiry we hear a I simple tale of hardships, patiently endured lor many years, the burden constantly in creasing, until before a crowning sorrow—the of a son to whom she j ms ol a. son io wnom suc looked for support in the feebleness of old age—reason left its throne, and in a mild form of insanity her troubles were forgJtten. Homelcss? Mendless, and in -------- on]y reluge t p e i usaue Asylum, to which s j ie j s p e ing takeu. While briefly narrating the history, her custodian mentions the name of the boy whose death dispelled the one lingering hope of her sad life. At the sound of the name a brief glance of intelligence flits /* .. • . . , e across the care-worn lace, a taint look ot eagerness 1'or a "Did you know Fred Barker?" she asks, with a slight tremor in the voice. I shook my head. "He was a good hoy," she added. "I ; loved him so." The light lades, the peaceful, ; vacant expression returns, and the faint rip id® °* a great grief passes quickly away. But we had a "daisy" of a coach, a tlior j °ughl>red Concord, named the Kiddle, in ! honor of the S cuial I,ick ' who superintends tllls portion ot the line. The smoothness widl vvllicl1 tlmt conveyance rolled over the ! road ™ truly a riddle to 118 a11 ' oue which OUT previous experience m stage travel only poverty, her moment lights up the eyes. tion. Inside it » finely upholstered, even , , , . the buttons on the lining above being finely : padded, so that when a passenger's head shot served to make the more difficulty of solu up against one of them no indentation was made in the scalp, and no damage done to the cranium. The ride to Deer Lodge accom plished we snatch a hasty lunch at the Me orthodox jerky and headed for Pioneer. The old camp was reached at a reasonable hour, an d with great satisfaction we sought rest at the comfortable inn, where the traveler is Burney, and a moment after are on board an welcomed and inn, well cared for. Little is left , oi ll »e former glory ot this camp, for the golden treasures stored in its placer mines ]iavc i )eeu rillc(1 in great measure t ij e ; stur j y miners who lor rg h indus ! L',.. wif]l , • b tnouslj toiled with pick and &ho\el. The i principal merchant of the place, Mr. AATlhelm, is lineIy i ocate d iu a spacious stone building i and t . arries a heavy 8tock of general 1U er° : jMent c „ uutry . Jlc has been here for many years aild is dec idedly prosperous, as his numerous friends in various parts of the Ter ; -m i i , t , ritorj w ill ne glad to near. Thc 6tage statiou and ,, otel is keptby51re g. a. Clarke, who is the right person in the right ph.ee. This lady is 'also postmistress, a position which she is well qualified to fill acceptably. A night ride not calculated to afford any great number of pleasant memories, brought me to New Chicago. This little town can lind no reason to complain of the year past, for it has been a successful one to business men and merchants alike. 'J he work upon the Northern Pacific, which is but a few miles distant, has put money into circulation j j Mr. J. A. Featherman established his busi- i ness many years ago, and lias since followed ... .... . , 11 " ltl1 gratifying success. His shelves are "ell loaded with groceries, clothing, dry goods, boots and shoes, which are sold at figures that are surprisingly low. The steady increasc of hi» trade has necessitated a ma terial enlargement ot his buildin sent indications point to a still further in crea se ot shelves and drawers and counters. Caplice, Smith & Co. is a firm that is * amdlar to all residents of the AVest Side, j ^ ie parties comprising the house are euer- j o etlc J capable business men who from long , .. . , ° i 3 ears ot experience have learned the wants : and pre . . , of the people, and supply them with every j kind of merchandise required. The resident I l^rtner, Mr. Duncan Dingwa.i, is an agree- j a ^ e gentlemen whose success m the manage ment of the business is the best evidence of.' his ability. ! The Valley House is a neat, two story » 1 aio y j . . . ____presided o\er by ■ __ Arthie McPhTiL His tables are provided | with savory viands, his bed rooms are airy and invitin& and his al popularit ^ 1 1 1 universal Among the improvements noted is i a new Thev hi™ Wn I rr , ^ be people ot the , aie to be congratulated in having re -1 ■ building erected by the Conn Brothers, eon- ' tractors, and builders. These "cntleiucn are ' skilled iu tlle niyrteries of their cralt and I , lr „ Ä ^ jLl e cralt and and 1 ,° ' lurnish ljlans kffids^f^Tn, i ^' f ° d ° aU ! in \r ftnfana ^ ^° lk ' nrp ' . a yea [' congra ulated in having re-, the AVest Side ^ i tivpiv r !gmg, he atten Dvely cares for the wants of his iniests and i 8pares nopaill8tomake ® *1 able and at home omfort - : broad acres which comprise the farm of Gol Morse an old . 7 WmsV„i es l eei ? ed resident. His large number of horses and cat 1 ? and his house reminffisone _ beautiful meadows a£rd7iasturaee l 'fof a ^ " f hor "" strongly of the comfortable I in the East iadicate lhe reside"« Ä, prosperous farmer. F. M. AV. uo t he better for it. Tire text SAINT PETER'S, j Bishop Tattle's Consecration Discourse "We publish below the concluding part 0 f Bishop Tuttle's sermon at the consecration of Saint Peter's Church, Helena, November (jfh 1881. We oiler no apology for thus occupy ing so much of our space. No one can read what the Bishop has so feelingly spoken and !.. W— r... :* rr,. . — was the Nil ■ v ( rti su"!y S \roserv<• th j com j„ K j Ui from this time forth mr cvermon•! ' 1 Li.shop and Lc^r and U arden and l est rip ( , on ^ ratu i at j^ ns Beters *( litui'if jfelena, j s p recd f r0 m debt, and is this dav reverently given unto the Lord to he His own house. It is not a stranger's love that 1 ! spea j! My heart is touched to be h l *' * * you to-day. I ask leave and time for a little of, of retrospect and a word of exhortation. More than fourteen years ago I first saw Helena. On Sunday \mmst lltli 1 HOT J, ,, „ > august un, i the j Rev. L. N. Goddard andmvselt held the first a c h U rch services here in the old Rodney street school house. On Monday we church folk j met, and a representative Church Committet was appointed. The members of it were Thomas E. Tutt, William Chumasero, John g Atchison, John McCormick and Francis Pope. Uev. Mr. Goddard staid in charge for , a month or two. In December, 1808,1 came land settled as Resident Pastor, remaining , ... , . . 0 . ... 1 h 1 °* July ' 18öJ - bolding regular 1 come iiere and e yet to his death, - j services in the Court House near. On Janu ary 81st, I860, we opened our first Sunday School, with four teachers and fifteen scholars. On March 28tli was the first celebration of the Holy Communion, with twelve communi cants. On July 11th, the first confirmation of twelve. Five pastors besides myself have ;one : although only one as The Rev. Messrs. Goddard. , Lloyd, Fowler, Toy and Gilbert . Not a year j ias elapsed since I was made Bishop that 1 have not visited Helena. And here I have preached 125 sermons, baptized 57. married 8, buried 2, and confirmed 108. These facts and dates recite how my life and doings have blended themselves with the founding and growth of this Parish of Saint Peter's. God mercifully forgive the imperfections and sinfulnesses that my heart knows too well are writ between the lines ami underscore the figures of this recital ! Ay, and o\er all this Territory of Montana that shall remain ever dear to me until deatli come, along the paths I've trod these years, may He overrule for good my mistakes and my misdeeds. This record of duty for me is ended. This book of responsibility is closed. Ami to me the account isn't satisfactory. But j T ?°" e 1,r « ht biased things in this look backward we are taking. Ot course there are. The unvarying kindness shown by you the people to us ministers, binding our hearts to you iu ties warmly felt, if not much talked about! That is a bright thing. The trust that God, through Christ, will ac cept the good we honestly meant to do these past years, and will wipe out any score against us for that good perverted into evil by our slips and faults and stains and falls! And that is a brighter filing. The witnessing that this Church and live other of our own Houses unto the Lord are up-built in this Territory, to proclaim by their strong walls that the Master's cause is not weakening, and the banner of Christian ! truth will not be either furled or lowered, and ; the Lord's Sacred Day and Holy Name shall i be reverenced, and that the wrong thinking ■ ot unlielief and the evil living of sensuality : shall not win easy victory or have their own way without a sturdy fight lor it ! And this is a blessed thing. The comforting knowledge, that one and ! another o1 ' nien in th '' 110011 ot ' lif G aud oi ' Savior for theif Savior, and own Him as !he Master of their lives, and have taken His uniform on 111 iIls Church and are earnestly serving Him, so making it that laitli cannot be torn out of the strong heart, nor Prayer : and Womhipand Sacrament and Holiness be i banished from the mining and moneymaking ! An " ,his b fhe past ! Mayl class you with me, bretli j re ii ? The past ! AAe are sorry, indeed, that our own part of it hasn't a better look ! But there are things in it that we are not ashamed of; nay, that we are happy over, and thank God for, and take courage. The future! Brothers of the Clergv of j Montana. Stand steady. Do Duty. Fight manfully. Keep the watch-fires of your mis sionary zeal brightly burning. Gird up the loins of your earnest ministerial activities. I phoid unflinchingly the Master's cause by charity, by and holiness, your Bishop, needs your him, that 1 i am 110 * unacquainted with, when your loving M t llty Avl1 ! w , hi \ f gl ' eatest earthly solace ana support. Make Montana a strong Diocese ot the Church. Save souls, all you can. as brands ont of the burning, in these fast living _________________ in his final words to cherish it and reverent . Tv 1 ^ jour children heie to be baptized. JJo not, save lor the most urcrent reasons nmcnm them to h« ha«*,i« 1 »»^ days of j'our vigorous ministry. And. by and by, the loving Master Himself will come to us, AVhose it is to give rest for lalior, and peace for buffetiugs without aud for our re proaches of conscience and shrinkings of soul within. People of Saint Peter's, more sacredly than ever before this is now your Church Home. Suffer an old friend to beseech yon e procure them to be baptized in your houses. Come here to be married. God made mar ria 8 e at the an d there's no so fit a place ^W«S"n ZZlX honestly lovin^ hearts Come here to be confirmed, when ye are well and hopeful and strong. I pray you do not the unseemly thing of offering the mere remnant of a worn out life, and the ashes of burnt out energies to the service of the loving Savior. Come here and eat the flesh and drink the blood, freely and graciously provided, which shall, it wilful sin ot yours do not bar, pre soul aud body unto everlasting you hope ' buleed the Lord will, If you will only let Him, preserve you from this time forth, and even forever more, O, ye consecrated walls ! serve life. K'omc here.—Nay, let friends, sad and sl °" paLed and tearfttl . l,r '»K you here.—at It S"*' for th6 T ™ 0 "L 1 , 1 ' 6 Burial °' Dead, en* you go hence aud be no more seen. , 4 ud ju these comings in and goings out oi ' duty ^ holy worship and righteous O, ye consecrated walls! AAe hail you , , '"urtli quakes and the rocks and the eml <» me 1bear witness lor us that, though with many a mistake and displacement and perversion, we really meant to, we wanted - dv es, and His peace be near our deaths, and ^ ' His Home give our souls salb resting place afterdeath ' •. ( 03,ewallal Iusideo '' vou,-or outa.de ot ye w-aiis! insuieol you you, almost alike,—it is a mysterious future " e are peering into. In all our goings out "' 1 »omiugs iu to you. and to that future may the Lord preserve us from this time forth and even forevermore. Amen.