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Serilons by the BRe. Father Josep Dantiani and tie Rev. S. B. Detnarest, in the Catholic " and Congregation.al Churches. CATHOLIC CIIHURCH. Father Joseph Damiani, S. J., arrived very unexpectedly at the Choteau House from the Judith Basin yesterday, and held services at th: Catholic church at S a. m. and 10 a.m. yesterday morning. his coming was so unexpected and known to so very few of his faith, together with the exceed ingly muddy condition of the streets, that his audiences at both services were very small. At the 10 o'clock service he deliv ered what was rather a: religious discourse than a sermon in the strict sense of the word as he neither spoke from nor quoted any text or passage of Scripture during his whole address in the course of which, amongst other things, he said : "The sKd vation of our souls is the most importaalt of all ti i ngs in this world, because the success or failure of it tdependls our happi ieas or misery throughl a ll eternity. We should take care of it above all other things in this world, and remove by every means in our power every obstacle which would prevent us from: reaching that blissful abbde of happiness in the other world, and it depends entirely upon our own will whether we do or so or not. The chief ob stacle with which we have to contend is mortal sin. .We should coisider that by mortal sin we are not only committing sin against God, but that we are also tramp ling under foot the precious blood of him who died for us and in doing so are bring in everlasting punishment upon our souls and are doing that which in theory should be impossible, but what in fact is of vetiy frequent occurrenee, aad which every way 'we turn we witýness it, not only amongst Pagans and false religions, but even amongst Catholics. Mortalsin by its com mission makes ,us guilty of baseness and ingratitude against God and acts cruelly . against ourselves. It is essentially evil and the greatest of all evils and God looks up on it with horror. Mortal sin, my dear Christians, is essentially the enemy of God, for, as Saint Bernard says, it strikes at the holiness, goodness and even the exist ence of God. 'iThe stain with which it de files the soul is of such a deep die that it cannot be dclfaed by all of the waters of the Del'ugeh , nor by all of the blood of the old or lat'er m:.rtyrs, bitt only by the preci outis blood of o)r lnd Jeat Christ. Not only is tna ta sin base, but it is the great est of ingra:tiude toward God whom we were crciate to love and servet at(nd all ohli cre:a.ues of- this world are so many of llis gifts to us to fulfill tkis most im portant end. Everytiuiug that we have is a gift of God to us-all that we have comes from 111, andil when we are guilty of sin we abuse these gifts of God, and we abuse our vel y will and physical powers by be ing guilty of. it. lWhat ingratitude then is it, my dear Christians. to abuse the gifts, and what basetes.s it is to abuse them when we take into consideration all of the benefits which God confers uplon our souls, by which I mean the innumerable means of grace which our Lord has instituted in his church for us. Great was the iniquity of tile Jews who, when repeatedly called to grace, returned evil for good and finally killed Him upon the cross. But how much more was the ingratitude of Judas who gave our Lord into the hands of the Jews - -Timt who had said thart 'if my enemy had reviled me I should have borne with it, but when mmy own f..nili:ir friend re vited me, it is more than I can bear.' You, my brethren, like J.udas, have been aid miiitted into is communion, and yet, like Judas, you have ot;luded 11im by commit ting mortal sin. In baptism we receive th" gifts of God, and :are made tilhe temple of thie Holy Trin ity and the house of the Holy Ghost, and, when mortal gin comlies into your soul;, what rImin ! and all of youir past merits areI t 'dstroyed so long as you remain in a statte Sof mortalsin. When the soul is in a state of grace every mortification aid self-de- I nial, even to thie giving of a cup of water, has a merit attachedt to it, but all of these merits are lost by one single mortal sin, and you lose also your God, and when you i lose HIim you lose Him forever. My dear Christians, if your conscience accuses you of mortGl sinii return withl a true heart to I your God, and thlough your ingratituide is 1 very great, the moment you return to God He will surely receive you, and IIe preses you to return to IHitn. Go to Him all_ who labor and lie will refresh and relieve you, anid He will help) and assist you with a pa Steitnal tenderness." * e 1l: CO. CRiUATIONAL C:HiURC' . Rev. S. B. )eDmarest !prcached at thec court house yesterd.y mornling. Text, Romans vi--xi.: 'Likei\ isereckou 'e also 1 yourselves to be dead indteed unto sin, but alive nuto God thr,.uih .Jcsu Christ or Lord. "Dead tO si, and nlice, to UOdi is the p rop er position for the Chri-tinn. By no pro cess ofreasoning is lhe to conclude. that the t manner of life is an ind!iierent. matter. What we read about justificaiioni by faith and grace abounding is not to leiid to any sucEl conelusion. ''lndulgence.i in is iinconsistent with the relation in which the Christian stands to Christ by faith and bapti-m. . He is a believer in a Savior who died, who died with reference to in in order to do away with sin, and therefore e lie shouldimself forsake all thni is wrong. lie should think of his former sinftul t 4f hs it something dead and given ub. l1e has iu t away the old life iand adopted the new. lis position may be likened to that of the man who en ters the armyi--he is in : large measure dead to his former life a.t hqoe and is de voted to the soldier's litfe. He is lik the man who has built a tine house for his0re·i dence and conriiders that his thorn rather i than the old, inferior building in which het once lived, ii order to carry out the po sition which he occupies, the Chriistian is to avoid all yielditig to wrong; he is not to allow the members of his body to be int struments of sin. And the aim ashould be Y not simply to avoid doing wrong, but to be also active in the riglyt; to be "alive unto i9iod." A motive to adopting the Chris- a tian position is found in the contrastedj fruits of the service of sin and the service of God. The fruit of a life of sin is death -that is the "wages of sin." The result of a life devoted to God is eternal life, and that is God's gift. Dead to sin, alive to God, would be a good Chlustian watch word or motto.'' Six Days WVithout Fond. Last Saturday evening Alexander Hal bert ahd Sergeant Hans Elsner, of Co. A. 3d U. S. Infantry, (stationed at Fort Shaw) arrived in Benton, at the Choteau House, and gave us the following account of their sufferings and hardships, and which is confirmed by one of the persons who as sisted and rescued them: Two weeks ago last Saturday they set out on foot in a hard rain at six o'clock in the morning from Cow Island, to walk to the Coal Banks, about 93 miles distant. "Eisner supposed he knew the road very 'well as he liad been over it before, and IIalbert relied in that respect upon -his judgmen t, having never himself traveled it. On the next day, Sunday, about fothr o'c'ckl in the afternoon, Elsner began to suspect that they were on the wrong road, when iin truth, and fact, they were not, and at that very time were actually within six or seven miles of the Coal Banks. Thereupon they turned back with the in tention of retracing their steps, until they met a wagon train, which they knew was expecting to leave Cow Island shortly after their departure. On Tuesday, Sept., 19th, as Elsner was unable to go any further Il albert then went on without himt until 1.e met the wagon train on Thursday, Sept. 21, about three o'clock in the afternoon, about twelve mileson this side of Cow Is land, nebr a place called "The Bottoms." 1 They all then proceeded on their way ex pecting every moment to meet Eisner, but nobt doing so at eight o'clock on Friday, t Sept., 22d, when they went into camp,' they became alarm d about him, and a teamster was sent out leading an extra horse to find him, which he did by meet ing him on the road about four miles from n ilis camp, and brougiL him into it .about ten o'clock that evening. At tile time they turned back both of them weore in a suffer ing condition and very sick, as with the exception of a few crackers and a can of oysters they had taken nothing to cat with them from Cow Island, and that they had eaten up on the first day out, and at the time they turned, to retrace tieir steps they had had nothing whatever to eat for about twenty-four hours, and they also had no extra clothing, Lovercoats, or blankets witl.thein, with the exception of a gum overcoat which Halbert had with him, I and it rained and \ as very cold and chilly i the whole time they were out, and from the ffrst day until they were rescued i neither of them had a mouth full of food of any kind. Elsner wa in a particularly I wretched condition and although in ex trenie suliering himself Halbert gave him his gum coat before parting with hint to I search for t~e,wagon train. On their first day out Elsner's feet became so swollen that he was unable to wear his shoes as his feet in that c)adition were too painful and I large for him to put.lhem on, and he was reluctantly compelled to throw them away and take off his only shirt, a woolen one, and tear it into strips and bind them IaroundIlis feet, and wihen all of the pieces were worn out, whviich was very soon after wards from the bad and rocky at.::. of the road:s, he then tore off the legs of his pantaloon s below the knees and bound his feet up in them. When founl by the teamsterhe was entirdly barefoted, and1 hie also had no shirt, and only drawers on below the knees, a thin army blouse, hat, :and the gum coat which Ilalbert'had given him before hie left, at which time his hands and feet were so swollen 'lnd lie felt so sick and miserdble from hunge-r, wet, cold, and exposure to the elemnents,that he Slaid down in a hard rain in the road and ,'said that it was useless for him to nmake any further exertion to save his life, and that he might as we!lldie therie and then as at ~"y time. II.ilbert altlhough-a much J stronger and physically a much abler I bodied man than Eisner (who is physically -rather a delicate looking man,) when he met theli wagon train came to thlm bare footed carrying his shoes, and with both hands and feet very much swollen, and in an eitremely hard cold raini and so weak from hunger as to be almnost unable to walk i at all. They were both of them very kind ly and huuinnly receivcdl and treated by I the gentlemen connlectedl with the wagon train whose namies are Messrs.L. T. BTlood, a teamster -of his named Ilenry, Walker, Robert Comegys, and John N. Kleber, in all five mnen. All of them did everything in their power to render Hal- o bert and Elsner comfortable, especially may be mentioned, Mr. Blood, who took offoohe of hiis own shirts and gave it to Elsner, and when they arrived at the Coal Banks tle. operator there also furnished 1 temn with additional clothinig. . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STRIIAYED OB STOLEN. One Bay Pinto Mare branded 6O) on left hiºp. Also one Yearling Pinto Mare Colt, no brands. When last seen they were in the vicinity of Ben tsn last fall. I will give $30 for the recovery.of the animals or for any information that may lead to their recovery. Call on or address A. B. HAMILTON, Old Agency, or J. J. IIEALY, Fort Benton. HOTEL SALOON Eili.i d a :Hall - * Next door to Largent House;) SUN LRIVR-R CROSSING, M. T. All thesbest and mostpopular brandsof . WINES, EIQUORS, SZCA1RS AND C onatantly on hand. We havei the best Best BILLIAID W'ABLLE In t. an and~ar house n First-Cl ass Il aliits Appulutmeets I api'264Wtt$ First National BANK Fort Benton, M. T. CASH CAPITAL, (Pald up) 6100,000 SURPLIUS, - - 628,000 W. G. CONRAD, President JOS. S. HILL, Vice-Prest. . A. A. LUKE, Cashier. W'e Transact a General Bancnlug uiSlasiness. Will issue Exchange or Telegraphic Transfers, available in all parts of the United States, Canadas and Europe. Buy at the highest rates, G0ld Dust, Coin, Uold and Silver Bullion and Local Securities Keep current accounts with merchants, stokts men, Ireighters and others, subject to sight drafi Will pay special attention to collections, and all other business entrusted to our care. Will pay interest on time deposits, and discoilnt notes or bankable paper. Will make advances to merchants stock dealers and otners, as are suited to their requirements; Will give freight rates on wool to all Eastern cities, and make liberal advances on same at a low rate of interest. DIRECTORS : T. C. POWER, 8. T. HAUSER, Vi. G. CONRAD. JOS. S. HILL, JNO. HUNSBERGE. it . A. LUKE. T. E. COLLINS, - R.H. BERSHUFII CIs S. E. DUER, S. HaRSIFIELD, Fort Benton. HIelena. BANK NORTIER! MHONTANA We Transaot a General Banking Busine s. ep current accounts with mcrchanta, stockmen and others, subject to be drawn against by check without notice. WE BUY NOTES AND PAY INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS Make loans of money secured y personal en dorsement. Webuy and sell exchange on the commercial centres of the United States. We will give Special Attention to the Business of Northern and central Montana, will make such loans to stock men ana far.. ers as are suited to their requirements. cal r S tjýibo a kniash Collections and all other business entrusted to will receive prompt and careful attention. r. e lý f Tll"E E5T ?n 4 n - J SFirst National Bank o tj OF kELENA.1 i DESICNATED DEPOSITORY Y OF THE UNITED STATES s Paid up Capital $100,000 Sur9,us and Profits $200,000 is S. T. HAUSER......................... President e A. J. DAIS.......... .........Vice President - E. W. KNIGrHT.....,...................Cashiee T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT,......Assistant Cashier We transact a4eneral Banking Businfes, and B.y at Highest Rates, Gold Dust, Coin, Gold and Silver Bullion, and Local Securities; and sell Exchange and rTelegraphic TransiBra, available in all parts of; e Ut nited States, the Canadas, Great Britain, Ireland _md the Continent. Collections made, and Proceeds remitted promptly. Interest Allowed On line Oeposits. - Board of Directors: S. T. HAUSER, JOHN CURTIN, A. M. HOLTER, R. S. HAMILTON, LI JNO. H. MING, C. P. HIGGINS, r I E. W. KNIGHT, A. J. DAVIS. T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT. HOLTER & ELLS 2 -HAVE- 100,000PFeetofLumber - S Besides a lare quantity of - Laths -and -Shingles, On the way to Fort Benton Orders left with W. 8. Wetzel, Fort Benten, receive inunediate attention. "- t [HOLTER & - lILS. UNDERTAKING. Carpenter I Builder! Has shipped from the States and will keep eona stantly on Irand a variety of Burial Cases, ?.vhich he is now prepared to turnish at short . otice. Garpenter Work, Jobbing, o t t..g abz~ia·wtf POST TRADERS, Fort Assinabone, . T BRANCH HOUSE, ! ON '.A.Broaulwtr& aD., . Wholesale & Retail Dealers, i ' i j .. W i gi y ' ' FR.T .Af N8, - - -M. T. CARRY A FULL AND ,.)Y:tPLETE S.TOC OF all rIrchmliselO rDo iad I H apl2d& wtt Trthe CHARNLP Tin d er.- th e - ._ .. --a E :-" .. . . The Best Hay a1. Faed t4 - . H . .. Carefli ani attend1 ance. CARD.-Thanking my mai y dttrr" " 4-~,ý" r -'t , * -t'. sin and as ma,,y nevw frnmn;i, .S m:3ay co';:%. , ;' 'r t . jan12d&wtf WRIGHT & ; . OFiFIC: L Ai CAPITAL 0 Owns the Wright ' .· " .: ..." -.:-:a JOHN W. POWER, I.'L. . , . . COLI-S. Ja8s Hp S. irisLL, ,reidoi t; LL . . ,,_:-:-..: , L .'y A limited number of shares of T:ftir.: " f-. , ' s per i-ha. e until r : : i . : :: JO iN J. KENNEDY - AD ELLY. Centire I i 1~ FORT BENTO ,..O .NTA. N "A. KENNEDY KL LY, Proprietors, BEEF,. MUTTON, PORliK, WISH, GAVE * AND I-& I Vegetables and JFruit in their season * ------eo----o-- -- We will purchase Beef and Stockv Ca,,e,- and are prepared to deliver them on board of Steamboats at Fort Benton, or at any other point on the Missouri river, either by tBhe head or gross weight, at LOWEST rater. dtu' KEKNEDY & KELLY. 1882 ' 1882 BE 1TON- LINE. Will Run Four ot the i©a.-o n best Boats on the Missouri rivx :eh i ething Saaso ' Leaving Bismarok and B t. on Every Saturday. -- ::--- 0 T. C. Power, Mariager, 1 L. P. aker, en. Agt..,. 193 S. Water st., Chnieao. . -45 C oin Comerlce ildiwng,st.Louis. JohTn . Chas . up t. ,l . Lsl - +.oux ;ýiry', h 9 .. .. TARIFF RATES NOW R EADY, 1iQS Rates guaranteed, ctaing quanftity andt quality ilto conisideration, ,. IP whether contra't is made or mot. be.bre s"hipp ing,. and all goods ,.. shipped on .or before June 15h from Chicago, Stz. tLouis,-t. Paul- t .Lw and other points, reaching fiisarren oj o before Jurlyist, will gfo , . " through to Fort Berton on the line,or wi1l aii.ke ..ood the extra ide-, S lay and non-delivery,, the Mariserlci ining nly the privilege of f I stopping the i mentioned agents fronm taking'. too much freight, . i ahould.there be a rush in the latter portioni of the season. . .* Boats leave regularly on time and passenger and shippers can rely on close con leetions. For freight or passage' apply to T. C. POWER & BRO., Bention, M. T T. C.' PO WER & . I., Helena, . TM OHN I. CHIARLES, Sioux Cy ;Iowa. I. . BAiER , St. Louis, Mo.. OS, 8. RATTLE, 60 Clark atreet Chicage. > P R. St. Pul. 71:. ý -.714,>. .sy r g" '3 _ _ _ i,41 c0 iii -j - I - ut.,-I E- a9 ý . t : ".,a . 'r. ', . . O - o - T-+~ ~,1 ic-._ w.r -.:' T i ' : Z' ii i _ 2 $ - ~· V- 'r~4 tU .4. Tfl~astiUEdia .,TOPY.t -"C A CIJTiNG PFI T F4NESI * . .- ..*IK-T .n ¼ 'fl I "~ S1~ 1 :.4 a '-r - ,~-,r, i - ' ~9 ,,. , i3 ~- o.2-.~tPYy¾~~ I *1p "~ ~~V7~---& ( SI t-, ___ -W:-w'k· 4 E .a u ±n DtcasAtm ae 9 ;:.~ i Pronir I. I. A'OEACK &-LIJi. T C.E. I. .G. BAKER & CO( WHOLESALTE .AD L ETAIL D EALERS IN .1 5? RO AND orse-sho o and 2n ai s, Tinware, Stoves, Queiensarev Giassware, Tini Roofing and Sheet Iron --o-: f Every Description. Ch arter ak and Acorn tqooking agn Heating Stoves. The .CGebi.a.ed WkSTI T iSTER aMn GARLAND SoBt Coa Base urners. T HE =BTBB AD L LSUCOESSFUL BASE BURNERS IN UsE. Our stock of Queensware Is the ltrgo~.it aind most complete ever brought to MontaM -and compri. eii.. .--...j. . - -c ured by hotels and tfamilies. LA Cy T IL xaI ý4 tLE', ffilER ANfl TEA SETS Of eveir- stlo and.quality. €m t tlastarrs Tý abea9d l ain andFapey obvets fr u fa mih-l and hotel use. Onr W-agonThasers z'e of th et Sea ned J rd Zv dd, aiwicornis+t f aZil.¥.oods. -- -t "-Setne4lard Xiod , au cnsDist, of n z o .io:s u ,.is ai l? n a d 3 ', epa'ing wagonS, carriages a6 d buggC i 'e. t- 4Se com letre steock of Including Tin Roofin, Guttes aind Pines. and <will contract to do all kinds of root! repasrmg, etc. Nin goods Oat evevr desetiption MADE TO ORDER on shor notice and at reast nable pride. . We propose to keep one of the largest and best supplied estabhlistrentof thekind in i~aotana Territory and w-t spare no ,pans or expense to give EITE SATISFACTON. TO OUR PATR" ONS.