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FISK BROS. R. E. FISK. - - Editor. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1886. Au. the legislation of this country be tween 1873 and l'7r< did not do half as much to discredit silver as this administra tion has done within the past year. There is another polar wave overspread ing the Mississippi valley from the great northern breeding ground of the blizzard, and we may catch a portion of its overflow, but the chinook and the increasing sun shine are in our favor. The good work goes on in Ohio. Gov. Foraker has removed the Cincinnati police commissioners under whose patronage the recent frauds were perpetrated, if not instigated. The .State Senate has not yet been purged, hut that will come as sure as time. The longer Ohio Democrats hug the fraud the more complete and thorough will be their tinal overthrow. The combined attempts of this Demo cratic administration to prevent the growth of Dakota will not turn aside the stream of immigration ; they will fail as signally as the attempt to make Kausas a slave »State. The record of the Democratic party in this Dakota business will stand in future history with the achievements of Tweed and the Cincinnati frauds as a reproach that cannot he wiped out. liiERE are a few Montana Democrats left—in tact, about all of that kind are Jett"—who have a Union war record and are not ashamed of it. One of these re marked to-day : "What do i think of Garland ? Well, the Attorney General is a saturated, dyed-in-the-wool seeesli. An ofîice-huuter, to curry his fa\or, need first, to say T lout in the wah on 3'011'uus side/ Garland's bias beats old man Lamar's and that is about as strong as one can put it." Several Letters .are said to have been received from Judge l'ollard now iu Wash ington, in which assurances are conveyed that his case is "all right." He claims, w e are informed, that affidavits placed on tile disprove the charges preferred against him and that friends assure him the Senate will confirm his appointment iu a few days. And still there are doubters that Pollard will immediately or remotely occupy a place on the Montana Bench with the sanction of the Senate. Pubiishers The President has no one but himself to blame lor his embarrassing position. He has pretended to be a sincere civil service reformer, who would only remove au officer before the expiration of his term tor some good cause. His own professions therefore leave it to he inferred by the public that there has been official delinquency on the part of those removed. If the President had said at the first, as lie virtually says now, that he exercises his prerogative powers simply for politics there need never have been any misunderstanding. The unlimited right of appointment has always been construed to carry with it the right to suspend and remove. But power of Congress to limit this right of suspension or removal, for it rests on no express grant of power. The excuse for so manevoleut and lilnd lous a*tack as that made in to-day's Inde pendent upon Russell B. Harrison is the publication of a biographical sketch and portrait ofthat gentleman by a Butte con temporary. This is the pretext, while clearly enough uot the cause of the mali cious aud scurrilous diatribe. To Mr. Harri son was attributed a preference as to whom should succeed him when, after six years of clean-handed and unabused public trust, he surrendered up the United States Assay O ce. That preference, as paiuful as it may have been to the Independent, did not for good and sufficient reasous squint in the direction of the place-seeking editor, aud Prof. Swallow was left unprovided for. Presumably that explanation of a matter of some divergence bet weeu Mr. Harrison and the "organ'' manager best accounts for the malicious attack of the "old silurian" upon the gentleman who is not himself here at this time to resent it. The specta cle presented by this blackguarding fuli sade from au old man of an absent neigh bor is most sad and regretable. No amends can repair the meanness and men da< ity which has characterized the Indern n den! in this diabolical assault. ! .. . . ., i it is in the j A WRITER in the February Cnitury com- i hats the idea that the destruction of forests diminishes the rainfall. It does allow the water to run off quicker aud thus promotes freshets and floods. On the other hand ! the plowing and cultivating of the soil tends to prevent the water lrom running off and promotes its percolation of the soil. The writer advocates the preservation of j the forests at the head of rivers and seems | to think that the government should pre serve all the forests iu the Territories. But pray what is it expected that the settlers | iu the Territories will do for fuel, timber and lumber? There is none here except ! what is found iu the mountains and at the heads of streams. It needs torests of tim her to work our mines, and that work bus just liegun. The fact is that the culti- j vation of timber is just as necessary as the cultivation of corn and wheat. It is a slower crop, hut the time has come to l»egiu systematic cultivation in all parts of the country if we would avoid a timl*er famine. Before a timber crop could he made ready for market the demaud will insure its disposal at profitable rates on the investment. Esthetic aud climatic considerations will not go so far with i practical people as the consideration of profits. When our people generally grasp the idea that there is money iu setting out and cultivating trees they will engage iu it as a business and that is the way to pre sent the subject. j FIRST VICTORY OF THE SILVER MEN. The first test vote in the House oc ! curreL * yesterday on the adoption of Bland's resolution calling upon the Secretary of the Treasury for infor mation as to his acts in discriminating again>t silver and winding up with the inquiry whether the same policy was to be pursued hereafter. Randall and Hewitt thought the resolutions went too far in calling for a statement of the future policy of the administration and tried to have the resolutions sent back with instructions to strike out that por tion. There were only 88 votes to recommit and 168 in the nega tive—-nearly too to one—and the reso lution was adopted without division. Considering all tilings this is by far the most significant vote thu- far since Congress convened. The Democratic Senators, 4 with Beck in the lead, have not hesitated to antagonize the adminis tration in its financial policy, and now the House has expressed itself in terms not to be misunderstood, that if the same policy is to be continued Congress will provide other means to see that the w ishes of the people are heeded. There are no very difficult questions for Mr. Manning to answer. In fact, the country knows already the facts in the case. When the Secretary comes to sav what hi> policy will be in the future it will be pretty hard for him to say that he intends to disregard the law and defy the wishes of Congress and the people they represent. He may try to hide himself behind the action of his predecessor, but in one very important particular he has departed from the practice of Secretary Folger, who made a call for the redemption of bonds nearly every month. Mr. Manning may further endeavor to defend his conduct by Jordan's new style of bookkeeping, but the temper of the people is not to be trifled with, and he will receive his instructions before Congress rises in terms too plain and emphatic to be disregarded. It may possibly dawn upon the minds of some men high in public position that this country demands something more than a New York administration. So long as New York subserviently acts as the tool of continental money lenders, she cannot dictate the financial policy of the United States, and a hint of this kind may profitably be taken under consideration. MR. NYMES' SPEECH. The Herald is indebted to Hon. George G. Symes, of Colorado for a copy of his very able speech, delivered in the National House of Representatives on the 20th of January. Mr. Sytnes spoke on the concurrent resolution introduced by him declaring it "unwise, inexpe deut and prejudicial to the industrial and commercial prosperity ol' the coun try to suspend the coinage of silver dollars." His remarks had the undi I vided attention of the House and were ! exhaustive of the subjected treated. In ! closing his unanswerable argument the i gentleman said : j B Mr. Chairman, the monometallists do not attempt to answer the objections made by the silver men to a single gold standard or to a suspension of silver coinage. They do not attempt to show that gold has not comparison i ! j | | ! j While the Northern Pacific folks are considering the question of buildiug branches in Montana, others are at work i constructing them. Perhaps the Northern Pacific is doing all that it reasonably can and choses wisely to complete its own trunk line first, but its enterprise does uot keep pace with the demands of Montana's interests, and others are likely to share in j the harvests that it considered all its own. risen m value in comparison with all other commondities or that silver has not fallen. Few of them admit that they are monometallists. Most of them are bi metallists: but still they contend that geld and silver cannot circulate together, and that silver coinage should he sus pended. They do not deny that the de monetization of silver has greatly appre ciated the price and value of gold and de preciated the price of silver compare«! with gold alone and the price of all other com modities. They do not deny that the pro duction of gold is falling oil' very rapidly and that the demand for current uses has increased and is increasing both for coinage aud for use in the arts and manufactures; they do not attempt to point out what is to take the place of silver if it is demone tized oi the coinage susponded. The do not propose any legislation or any remedies for the stagnation of indus try and the falling oil' in the prices of all productive property ami labor that will result from suspending silver coinage, and still they advocate suspension. They are continually finding fault with and delever ing philippics against compulsory coinage of the silver dollar; hut they refuse to grant the people free coinage and to put silver, where it ought to he, on an equality with gold. They <lo not attempt to argue or show that a double, or even an alterna tive, standard is not more stable or better for the country in every way than a single gold standard ; hut still they resort to every means iu their power, even to the violation of the plainest laws on the statute hooks, to depreciate and boycott silver and, in effect, bring about a single gold standard. [Applause.] We are told that the Cabinet has had under consideration the Bland resolution aud has reached the- conclusion that the ouly answer proper as to the future .policy of the administration is to refer to the message and report aud say that the same view's and purposes are entertained. Such an answer to a resolution adopted by such an overwhelming majority of the House is a deliberate insult and open defiance and ought to be so construed. We mistake the temper aud metal of the House if it accepts such answers as satisfactory and does not require au execution of the law in its letter and spirit or give the alternative of resignation or impeachment. The issue is a square and plain one and the House must vindicate its own independence and teach public servents that they aie not above the law and may uot disobey it with impunity. _ I i I : ; j I i ; I*ASSEI> THE SENATE. The bill for the admission of Dakota pa-'ed the Senate yesterday by a larger majority than we anticipated—.'12 to 22. Although the total vote was so small as to indicate that a a great many were paired, not wishing to appear in positive opposition to a mea.-nre of such strong merit and simple justice. Of all the Democratic Senators, Yoorhees was the I only one who had the manhood and in ... ,, . . » ^ ' dependence to vote for the bill. The ; minority Senators from South Carolina and Florida led the opposition. Butler even had the impudence to charge the supporters of the bill with trying to make a sectional matter of it, as though ' their own opposition was not purely j sectional and partisan. Not one sub stantial, respectable reason for refusing admission ha- been pieserited during the I entire debate. Edmunds motives of the opposition by asking if ; they would support the bill with an amendment, submitting the constitution to the vote of the people for their ap proval, and to the whole people of the Territory, whether they approved of the division before the new constitution went info effect. Call could only stam mer out in reply that he saw no neces>i tv for such urgent haste. As if all the civilized world did not know that Da kota had for years been entitled to ad mission and bad sought it in an open, honorable way. Dakota has a better right to be a sovereign .State than either South Carolina or Florida. Butler indulged in some cheap glorifi cation of the high character of the i dominant minority in South Carolina, i intimating that they did not have to ■ 11 ee from the State* to avoid State's prison, but he might have said truth- i fully that if there was any law and jus- ! 1 j tice in his State they had committed crimes enough to have sent most of them to State, 's prison for life. It came with poor grace from Beck, who is a foreigner himself, to sav that the population of Dakota was chiefly foreigners, Scandinavians, unfit for citi zenship. He does not know the men he | is talking about, or he would never have j uttered such a baseless slander against i the Scandinavians, who are among the j ! most intelligent as well as enterprising and thrifty of all the foreigners coming j I to our shores. The Senate debate has exhausted all j the arguments in the case and shown j the falsity of all the sham pretences for j j opposition. It remains to he seen | \ whether a majority of the House will j I lend itself to promote such a political I ' crime as has been championed by Vest, ! Butler, Gall and others. Logan's speech iu the .Senate yesterday pricks the bubble of opposition to Dakot .'s admission. He shows that almost as many States have been admitted without enab ling acts as with. It is sheer partisanship gone mad that blocks the way to Dakota's admission, and though the bill will no doubt pass the Senate when the vote is reached to-day or to-morrow, we have little or no hope of its passing the House, unless later iu the session the divisions of the democracy on other issues may open the door. The acts of the President and of Commissioner Sparks iu throwing hack a larger part of Dakota, already settled, into Indian reservations, is another evidence of general, premeditated malice against the people of Dakota for having voted so gen erally the Republican ticket. If it is thought that these people can he dragooned into the support of the democracy by any such means, the independence of American citizenship is vastly underrated. The par tisan course pursued towards Dakota may keep out three Republican votes for the next President, hut it will keep out also a great many more Democratic votes. The result will prove that the blunder is of equal magnitude with the crime. ! j : ! Gladstone having announced his selec tion of ministers, follows it up promptly w ith an announcement of his policy, and so far as Ireland is concerned he declares that the questions of social order, lantl re form and self-government will occupy the attention of the government. But he says that self-government must he subordinate to imperial unity and he hopes to secure social order without coercion. Gladstone's former mistake was iu attempting to deal w ith the question of social order first. He will fail again, if he takes up the questions in the order he mentions them. Social order will take care ol itself if the people of Ireland are dealt with fairly, like ration al, independent men. If Gladstone will give Ireland effective land reform and a liberal measure of aelf-government, we be lieve her people will be as orderly as any portion of the inhabitants of the British isles. — AY3 know of no sound political or ethical principle that requires greater generosity to public than to private creditors. Money that is good enough to pay private debts is good enough to pay public debts. There is no taint or shadow of repudiation or bad faith in proposing to pay the bonds in the exact terms that the bonds call for, and nothing but the inordinate Jgreed of the pampered bondholders can make it appear so. Our government is a debt-paying and not a borrowing nation, and we expect it to remain so for all time to come. If we should ever need to borrow monev again . we shall never have to go abroatl to do so. i AA'hat we want is plenty of good sound cur- ; rency to properly represent our wealth and ; meet the enormous growing dem, ands of our increasing business. • i Ep- Representative Rainey, of South ! Carolina, is said to be running a coal yard iu AA'asbington City. He is in more re spectable business than »Senator Butler, of that State, engaged in the conspiracy to prevent the people of Dakota from enjoy ing State rights, which they are better fitted aud disposed to exercise than the white citizens ot South Carolina. MINNESOTA'S CAPITAL. Montana Railroad Pointers from St. Paul. The Manufactures of that Great City. ■ King Borealis and his Coronation in the Ice Palace—Inauguration of the Winter Carnival. MILLION VIRES AM) PIONEERS. _ i St. Paul, February 1, 1886. To the Editor of the Herald. If what I hear is true alwut railroad bnilding in Montana, then surely have 1 come abroad to learu the news of home. Without mentioning the source of my in- j ' formation about projected railroads and 1 the immediate building of others that will either terminate at or pass through Heleua, j I may assure the readers of the Herald that what I state iu this fetter ou railroad matters iu Montana I have from reliable sources, aud that if present calculations do not fail, there may he expected this season the long looked for boom, the sure harbinger of the liveliest times ever seen in Heleua since the advent there of the Northern Pacific. Iu the first place, you have the deliuite location made of the broad gauge to Rimini and the preparations advanc ing for its immediate construction to Red Mountain. This little road, as far as pointers indicate, will i uot be confined to the purpose only of de i 'doping the Red Mountain district, hut ■ W ^1 be a link in a grand ehaiii oi rail roa,ls caching from this city by way of i l ^ e Paul, Minneapolis Manitoba road ! t0 J,evil s Lake ' trossiu « the Mi8souri in 1 a direct route to Fort Benton, and thence j via the Great Falls, Sand Coulee coal | j i j j j j | j I so as to share the shipments of that ex- ; tensive cattle range. The Chicago & Northwestern, coming up the Missouri and now ouly a short distance from the Black i Hills, will continue their line by way of Rapid City through to Moniana. The tileds, Helena, Ten Mile and Butte City, the objective point being CALIFORNIA AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN. This grand scheme will he brought about by a combination of interests direct ing the Chicago, Burlington A Quincy and the J. J. Hill system. The Galt system of lateral roads will connect Fort Benton with the Canadian Pacific at Maple river, Union Pacific will extend the Utah & Northern down the Jefferson and Missouri to Helena, sending a branch through by way of Red Bluffs to Bozeman and the coal fields thereabouts. These are project ed roads that will surely reach Helena in the very near future, aud will inaugurate a system of railroad building iu the North ! w est that will open up that sectiou far in j advance of the actual development of the : country itself, so as to hold the ground ! and franchises of what will be the creme d< la creme of the greatest mining, agricul tural and stock growing country in the world. ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, the great metropolitan giants of the North west, who some times lock horns iu the tight for local supremacy, are not idle spectators of the broader and fairer fields of the still further great and growing West, hut are a unit and a power with their might and means in the development of your vast country and its resources, that they may grow and increase upon the wealth and prosperity of beautiful Montana, whose mountains are ribbed together with silver and gold, aud whose valleys and ranges will supply the meat and wheat for mil lions of people. The two cities are reach ing out their stalwart arms to assist in the development of your country by supplying the means to build railroads, mills, smelt ers and reduction works for the treatment of the royal and lesser ores. They exert their influence that Montana may he en dowed with »State-hood during the present Congress, and the full force of their busi ness relations and their sympathy are with the people of Montana iu the battle of the standards, aud in every way that the Terri tory may be advanced, St. Paul and Min neapolis will be found shoulder to shoul der in the good work. M A N U FACT U R ING I N TEK EST.S. I would like to say something of the wonderful amount of manufacturing done iu St. Paul, but for the present will con fine myself to noticing the manufacture of printers' paper by Averill, Carpenter & Co., who furnish the sheets upon which the daily aud weekly make-up of the Herald is printed. It may therefore he interesting to your readers, whose attachment to the old pioneer paper of Helena has been so constantly manifested towards the sueeese of the Herald, to know that the great rolls and reams of paper used in its issues come from »St. Paul, and are manufactured at the Appleton mills by the enterprising firm of Averill, Carpenter & Co., established since 1866. The manufacturing facilities of the firm have been increased until every department of their business has been brought to the most skillful perfection by the latest improve ments in machinery, which they have utilized until their whole establishment is conducted with clock-work precision under the intelligent design ami direction of skilled mechanics. Messrs. Averill, Car penter «Sc Co. are engaged in the iuann . i atture a ■ 0 d ' u 01 ,U1 mg paper, ■ ; wra PP 1D *~ r I ,a I** r an<1 a manner ot P nnters ; St °\" * at * ^'''pvtUion cither iu ( t uaor P rue " oe farm name was • originally, and up to last March, when Mr. j i Russell retired, Averill, Russell & Carpen- | ! ter. At that time two active youDg meD, who hail been employed in the establish ment for a number of years, were taken into the partnership, thus infusing new' blood into the active operations of the busi ness, while the older heads of long ex perience direct its financial and commer cial affairs. jThe firm now consists of John T. Averill, H. M. Carpenter, F. P. Wright and D. J. Stillwell. In addition to their large paper business, which is the greatest in the Northwest, they carry a very heavy line of stationery, blank hooks etc., and are large importers also, which enables them to compete in a wholesale way with any of the large wholesale establishments of the East. ASSOCIATED PRESS. After speaking of the manufacture of ■ paper it is not out of place to speak of the fabricator of the telegraphic news that comes over the wires every day as promptly to Montana as to the city of St. Paul. 1 l>eg pardon of J. S. Dickeison, of this city, the general superintendent of the Associ ated Press dispatches for the district of the i Northwest, for alluding to him as a fabri cator-he is au editor and that probably means the same thing -that is, he edits the press dispatches that come here lrom all ]»oints in the Luited States, Canada and Europe, aud he directs their transmission j to the HERALD. And he may be said, 1 therefore, to be the veritable lightning striker who is so full of news from all parts j of the world that to meet him on a friendly circuit is to evolve from him a flow ol electric I j j ! sparks as interesting in their significance as a whole battery of the day's doings boiled down for the morning papers. The Associated Press dispatches are a costly luxury, yet to possess the franchises, as the Herald does, is a great k privilege which but few papers outside of the large cities epjoy. The Associated I'ress fran chises acquire a commercial value moie rapidly than almost any other species of property, for they develop this quality as a rule and not as the exception. For in stance, the franchises in the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which'were ac quired for a song, are now of almost in-, calculable value, in fact, could not he pur chased for a half million of dollars. They are now the property of the Pioneer Press (which once had all of them) the Daily Globe and the Evening Dispatch in St. Paul, the Tribune and Evening Journal in Minneapolis. These five franchises could ouly now be negotiated for on a Drum Lummon basis value. THE ICE PALACE AND CARNIVAL. This, the first of February, is the great carnival day, when the ice palace aud the Wintersports will be inaugurated in St. Paul on a scale of magnificence and grandeur never equalled on the American continent. The day is ushered in most propitiously, ; the frost sparkling iu the morning sun, j with an atmosphere just crisp enough to enliven the steps and sports of the thous i andsof costumed revelers, who will form the ! grand marche de iriumphe in honor to the j Ice King, Borealis, who will visit the city to-night lor the first time, from his hyper borean home within the Arctic circle. Four thousand citizens and visiting to bogganers, snow shoers, curlers* and skiers will escort his majestic frigidity through the streets and enthrone him with marvel ous pomp and circumstance within a verita ble crystal palace. An ice palace, such as is now erecteil aud complete in every par ticular by the enterprise and liberality of the citizens of St. Paul, cannot he de scribed by pen or tongue, and must be seen to he appreciated. So new is it iu styie, so perfect in its purity an«i elegance - ■ taken out his millions lrom the Horn Sil ver mine, of Utah, and who is placing thousands ol his spare cash in Montana enterprises where it will do the most j good; T. J. Lowery, the owner of »St | Paul's sy8tem of street railroads: AV. F. Phelps, the eminent secretary of the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, and J. »S. Dickerson, the Associated Press agent in »St. Paul for the department of the North west. AN OLD TIME MONTANIAN. It has been my good fortune to meet also a veritable old-timer lrom away back among the days of the road agents and vig that its best description may-be stated in ; the few words—that it is a beauty which I "unadorned is adorned the most." The ! huge proportious of the palace are pot con I veyed to the eye bv auy of the sketches yet ; printed of it, for, as viewed from the , grounds of the park or from the verandas I of the superb residences that flank it on three sides, it looks more like a gorgeous j citadel with exteuded towers, bastions aud j minarets, than a structure built for King I Borealis. The festivities therefore that j will he participated in this evening by the great concourse of ladies and gentlemen, who will perform the outdoor exercises in honor of the unique inauguration of this novel scene, will he of the most enjoyable kind, and of a character that will leave lasting impressions of the first carnival and ice palace in the L'nited »States. PEOPLE WE MEET. After a long absence from St. Paul it is with great satisfaction that your corres pondent meets so many of his early friends, whom he had the pleasure of knowing when stationed in this city eighteen years ago as an officer of the army. Truly the consecrating power of time has dealt kindly with these now prosperous and eminent seniors, who in nearly every instance have advanced from the primitive status of early pioneers to the exalted station of millionaires. These are some whom we meet as companions and citizens: Gen. H. H. Sibley, Gen. John T. Averill, Gen. John B. Sanborn, Gen. Alfred H. Terry, U. S. A ; ex United States »Senator Henry M. Rice, ex Governor C. K. Davis, ex-Mayor John S. Prince, lion. Edmund Rice, Mayor of St. Paul ; James J. Hill, P. H. Kelly, Bruno Beaupre, F. Driscoll and J. A. AYheelock, editors and principal owners of the Pioneer Pre.Is-, Hon. Samuel Mavall, Peter Berkey, Albert Schaffer, D. A. Monfort, If. P. Up ham, bankers; T. B. Campbell, Henry Burbank, Judge F. Nelson, Hon. John B. Brisben, Col. F. C. Belote, P. F. Cavanaugh, AA'm. Lee, S. »S. Eaton, AA'm. Markoe, the Right Rev. Bishops Grace and Ireland, and the Rev. Fathers Eavoux and Calliet, Oli ver P. Dalrymple, AA\ H. Murray, Commo dore Davidson, L. E. Fisher, editor of the Pioneer Press ; C. Gotzian. J. C. AA'arner, A. H. AYilder, L. Fairchild and F. G. iDgersoll. Among the new notables whose acquaint ance I have made lor the first time are: Denis Ryan, "an honest miner," who has ; ; ! i ; ; I I ; ! j j ! ! ; I j j ! ' 1 ! i ! ! , j ! ilantes, in the person of Moses O'Brien. I He constructed the toll road for King and • Gillette in the Prickley Pear canyon and the bed-rock flume in Confederate Gulch, 1 in which he owned a tenth interest and . which of late years he sold to James King i for six thousand dollars. Mr. O'Brien is I full of the early history' of Montana, whose j reminiscences he relates with great accur j acy of incident and place leading td the j times before the discovery of Last Chance, j ! He is under promise for a historic sketch for the society of Montana Pioneers. HELENA. All [For the Herald.J uscllish Invitation. REV. F. I). KELSEY. This unselfish invitation is found iu those who, like Moses, say, "Come thou ) with us, and we will do thee good ; for the Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel." ; ; Here was a rich "lead" which Moses had struck, yet we find him unselfishly iu- | ; viting others to share it with him. This ! is uot after the manner of men usually, i If men find a treasure, their custom is to hoard it unto themselves. If a prospector ; finds a good claim he does not throw it ; open to the public, but he takes the proper legal means to secure it unto himself. But in religious matters the richer our tiudiugs I the heartier comes the unselfish invitation, I "Come thou with us, and we will do thee good ; for the Lord hath spoken good cou ; cerning Israel." Nor is this invitation like that of a co-operative association, whose worthy aims all are invited to participate in, ac ! cording to pro rata investments, mutual j risks, mutual gains. But the Christian unselfish invitation is. come share onr joys, gains, hopes, blessings, "for the Lord hath spoken gooil concerning Israel." This invitation of Christian people is no clannish invitation; notan invitation to the cultured, the rich, the talented, and the agreeable kind of people ; the Chris tian invitation is to ail men, made in the image of God, having souls to save or to lose. The churches are not social mutual admiration societies; these church build ings are not religious club houses for the j benefit of the club alone. These churches hold wide open their doois lor rich and poor alike, that all men might in God's ! house meet together on the footing of ! manhood ; whatever clans, tribes, cliques and circles exist, in God's house nothing is know n but manhood. For some unhappy ; reason many of the poor have the idea they are not wanted. A greater mistake cannot he made; over every church in the .land is virtually this loving invitation: "Come thou with us and we will do thee good ; lor the Lord hath spoken good con cerning Israel." This invitation is often despised by men who do not care anything 1'or the good I thiDgs Christian people possess ; well, but surely such must acknowledge thegeneros j ity of those who say ; "Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I j unto you." A feast in a rich man's palace ! may be rich in viands, and may delight the palate; but as sweet is the spirit of the ' poor man's table, to which he invites you, that he may share his little all with you ; scanty line and rich welcome is better far than rich fare aud scanty welcome. Such as we have do we offer you ; deem thou it rich or poor, of such as we have do we offer to divide : "Come thou with us and we will do thee good ; for the Lord hath spoken good concerning IsraeV' AA'e invite you to the richest of divine promises. Perchance you sneer at the 1 promises of the Bible as - fanciful and ! visionary and would rather take the actual i material \alues of this world; hut you forget that the world does business, not on cash but on negotiable paper, promissory ! notes, bills, etc. Iu religious matters, we ! depend on God's notes aud promises, and we are as sensible in the doing of it as business men in practical life who are compelled to do business by negotiable , paper. AA'e therefore invite you to the j rich jiromises of the Bible which will ! cheer you in sorrow, nerve you in duty, bless your sunny days and lighten your dark days. AA'e invite you to our First Psalm and to the Twenty-third Psalm. AA'e invite you to our .Savior from sin, and to our blessed inheritance to mansions in the skies. AA'e invite you, 'tis all that we can do; if, as prodigal sous you prefer to eat what "the swine do eat," we can ouly, with a sigh of sorrow, turn, saying: "Ephraim is joined unto his idols, let him alone." Yet we do entreat you, "Come thou with us, and we will do thee good; for the Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel." Oi Interest to Horsemen. j I I j ; j I j ! j I I I ! I : j j ! ! j i j j AYe w r ere shown a telegram this after noon by Mr. S. S. Huntley, of Huntley & Clarke, from Mr. Robt. Ogilvie, of Madison, AA'is., which read as follows : Markham, Ont., Canada, February 5, 1886 :—To S. S. Huntley, Helena, M. T.: — Mares and stallions just left in four cars. Could uot get palace car this side of Chicago. I think them the best lot of Clydesdales ever shipped to your Territory. (Signed) K. B. OGILATK. Mr. Ogilvie is a »Scotchman and is said to he the best judge of draft stock in the United States. He is generally selected as one of the judges in all the principal stock shows in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and other large cities, and generally at most of the State fairs'held in the AA'estern »States. He is a personal friend of Mr. Huntley's and has been in Canada the past two months looking up draft stock. He has purchased aud shipped twenty head of lull hlooil Clydesdale stallions and mares. The mares are all young aud iu foal to the best imported stallions. This stock will soon arrive at the River side Stock Farm, .near Tosion, and will make a valuable addition to their already extensive breeding establishment. — Robert Lynch, connected with the Montana Cattle Co. at Miles City, commit ted suicide yesterday afternoon at Pipin's camp, about a quarter oi a mile north of Fort Assinaboine. He shot himself with a 41 calibre revolver, firing six shots, only one of them taking effect. He was sober at the time and the motive for bis rash deed is unknown. J ANOTHER FATAL SHOW SLIDE. Albert Williams, of ll«i/.emaii, Swept Away by an Avalanche and Killed. Snow slides that have been fatal to life and property are arlarminglv frequent iu Montana this winter. The details of one that occurred last month are given as fol lows by the Bozeman Courier : "Albert Earle AYilliams, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. I*. AA'illiams of Chicago, a yoimg gentleman of nineteen, in company with Mich Lamb, on the 22d ult. went from Red Blurt' to AYashiugton Bar, on the head of North Meadow Creek. It stormed on the 23d, aud they stopped over one day in the mountains. On the 24th they started home. They were on snow shoes, and as they were passing along on the west side of "Baldy" Mountain, one of the high peaks of the Madison range, they werejovertaken l)3 r a snow slide and AYilliams was swept away. Lamb, who was nearer the edge ol the slide, was fortunate enough to save himself by clinging to a tree. The «lay following, Col. A. P. AA'illiams, father of the deceased, visited the spot anti at ihe risk of his own life fourni the re mains of his son buried beneath about six feet of packed snow. He had been throw n against a large boulder, say 20 feet in diameter, and wedged against this by the avalanche he was doubtless killed imme diately. He was interred Dear the place temporarily, and will be removed to Boze man and placed iu the cemetery here iu the early spring." The Juvenile Templars. To the Parents of Juvenile Temple No. It gives me pleasure to inform you that the little ones are yet in earnest in their work, prompt in attendance to business anil obedient to the rules of the order. It was on the third «lay of November, 1--3, that the Band of Hope Juvenile Temple was organized and received its charter, not from the AA'. C. T. U. as some have un derstood, hut hv order of the Grand Lodge of I. O. G. T., anil has sin«:e been sustained and directed by them. At the end of each term, which is three months, otficers are chosen by members of the Temple and j (U1I3' installed by the superintendent in I charge of the same. A report of the work and membership is sent to the Grand I Superintendent of Juvenile Templars, j thence to the National G. S. of J. T., from ; whom all supplies are received for the Temple, including the pass word for the j quarter. They keep their hooks thern I selves, giving a correct accouut of all pro j ceedings of the lodge. The superintendent ! is present at all meetings, which are held j every Monday in Good Templars Hall at I 1 p. m. I am bapp3' to say that older temperance people ma3' profit by their mode of lirmues and discipline, quickness to discern error I and w iilingness to advance. It is a pleasure I to assist them iu a good purpose. Mac' ! they gather sheaves of plenty lrom a rich I harvest yet to he. A few years will bring : them face to face with the foe that is slay j iug alike the young and old and making many a once happy home desolate. They' j are fully aware of the cause for which ! they are united by rules that ijrne cannot ! demolish or erase from the memory ol youth. The air they breathe is heavily j charged with fumes ol alcohol anil tobacco, i They need no better teacher than this to j warn them of the danger surrounding them. The days are lengthening and darkness, j will not hurry' us through, as it has the last term, au«l we hope to ilo more iu the good cause. AA'ith kind regards to all aud long life to the Temple in Truth, Love and Purity, allow me to remaju, Yours respectfully, MRS. H. KIKKENDALL Supt. Juvenile Templars.. Not Guilty. The investigation of the accounts 'ff Gallatin county officials, against whom charges of fraud were preferred, has beet) completed by the Board of Commissioners ofthat county and developed nothing to the discredit of the officials. AA'here dis crepancies occur they are iu minor matters and hear the impress of clerical errors more than intended frauds on the county. The expert, whose previous report reflected upon the officials, was present during the investigation by the Commissioners and concurred in their report, which concludes as follows: "Iu conclusion we are pleased to state that in this investigation we have found no instance iu which any county official has been guilty of intentional fraud or any intention on the part of any official to take or ask any fees to which he was not right fully entitled." Hmv Rimini Mas Named. The now bustling burg of Rimini, with the prospect of becoming considerably "bustlinger" before the end of the y ear, owes its foreign sounding coguomen to one of the world's greatest tragedians, Law rence Barrett. The story of its christen ing is told as follows : AA'hen John Schuyler Crosby our ci devant Governor, was First Assistant Post master General the famous tragedian was present on one occasion when the subject of naming the new Montana postoifice came up. Crosby asked him in an off hand way what he should name it, and Barrett suggested the name of his latest success, Francesca da Rimini. His sugges J turn was adopted and the new postofficc was christened Rimini. Eclipses lor 1KHC». According to the almanac there will!)» but two solar eclipses this year and uoue of the moon. Of the solar eclipses the tlie first occurs on March 5th, and is au au nular to certain desolate tracts ou the face of the earth hut is barely visible as a par tial eclipse in the United States. The second occurs on August 2)>th, and is total to the south sea islanders and other remote places, partial in the United States south of Chicago, and not visible at all in the Northwest.