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A ,yniopsi. of nome of the Good Words Spokeel-- slngg.estol or ITwo. T'lir er e bAc, irge :utlienc,s at the Epis '.,I d 'hurch 1t)tli mlmorning and evenling S.clraIy :a3 a great deal of interest was im:nifeested in the services by all present. In the morning the snuject, '"I Christi anity a failure?" was chosen and the rector took his t(xt ftom St. John 1:46- "Can there any good thing come out of Nz:treth." The main points of the ser Ion were these. it seems almost a necessary evil that i, men rarely rise b yond the bounds of a their education ; the truth comes to them in any other complexion tha, the color of ( their own mental habit. But the evil is a not without its compensation. One may I alfTect a religious toleration whichl gains in a hreaulthi what it loses in definitness, and 1 zeal for a particle of well-digested truth is I biti ,r thlan the knowledge of much, if it is t :collalltnied with indifference to all. i fle g ileless Iraelite did well in view e of the imlnpsitions already w\\ought upon I r th .1e wish nation in demanding proof of L 'Philip that the long expected ''good t thing" had clme. It is the earnestness of an honest searcher for truth that induces lim to follow Philip. Ills acknowledg- t Iluit of the Chrr.' is the conviction of t a (':lndid mind beneath the force of evi lelnce. Ilis weakness is indicated by his first exhcllaation, 'Can any good thing 1 come out of Nazeretlh." Iis was the pre- r julicee not of a Jew only; it is a type of that whi h clings to us all. We cannot sl et:r:ate merit from the accidents of its i origin. We coiltinually forget that every good giftcometh from above. We do not I disglise those clear streaIln that flow like I lihljid crystal out of the black soil or the otherwise barren rock of the ,mountain side. T'leir birth we know is higher than l tlhe :perlture in the earth or the cleft in the rock. It is from the clouds above. Andl just as (od sends these waters to percolate t lthro(,ugl the da:rk earth and to pertormll thiir mission of purificatlon, so IIe sends 11i; ifts among ilmen. So Christ calne and in !iis inlcrnation the whole purity of heaven hIas flowed through our sinful hu m:ialnity. 'lThis, therefore, should be our first les- t son. To catch the sparkle of truth what- r ever the blackness of its surroundings; to t recognize goodness whatever its apparent t origin; to understa.nd that God's bounty is not limited by our individual sympa thies, to preceive that favors are sown t broadcast from his hand over our whole t humanity to fall into the soil that His wise 8 Providence, and not our selfish prejudice, 3 deems most fit. But Nathannel's question in a similar form has been repeated again e a:id again from his time to ours. To-day it is not. Can there any good things come out of Nazareth ? but, HLas there any good tlhing come thence? It is, 1has not that vast, )ihl scheme of the peasant of Pal- 1 cti tne failed " The idol of so many centur- I ies, the bcst of our opponents say, shall t live enceftorth as a myth ; the system that is clainmed for Hlimn shall be a step in the developmuent of religious consciousness in the race. It is a thing of the past to be a left far behind by the rapid progress of our fast advancing age. But we meet the question by another. What are the signs t of its failure? Two answers we have. Thile divisions among Christians and the strengthland spread of infidelity. The first, if Christ's teaching is understood, will have no force. We believe that r Christianity has life and has organization. 'j We believe it has a soul and a body. Its r soul is Christ and those great doctrines r growing out of His personality, His incar nation, llis work upon these all Christians agree. There are none to say that man is sinful. To every school of Christian thought, Chri,-t is the Saviour. By them all the hope of salvation is rested upon His mer its. In His name alone, we all approach God. Through His mediation, prayer is made, and by HIis intercession answered. In this warfatre of life Christ,as we believe, is our armour anid our strength. In death lie is our victory. In tile eternal triumph lie is our King. Christian men of every I conunllniion lpra'y, Our Father, and thus] recoginize tile sonship of all believers, Tilhe objection from the multiplication of sects is a side issue. It is a question not of life but of organiizatioll. It is an argument for the divine origin and the humau ne cessity of Christianity, that it has survi ved the destruction wrought by contend ing sects. But diversity here is no evi dence tliat Christianity has failed. IRe- 1 member that Christianity is not a philoso phy, though there is philosophy in it. A lphilosolhicail system may be accepted apart from any faith in its founders. We may take tile theological doctrines of Aris totle an. give no thlought to their author. We may read and act upon the moral teachings of Seneca and be entirely indif ferent to the personality of the teacher. But Christianity cannot be severed from Christ. Christ is Christianity. It is the personality in our religion that gives it its power. The strength and stimulus of the Christian's life is not an ancient fact but a living person. Its hope of a better exist ence does not stand or fall with our meta phylsicall reasoning. It grows out of His existence; "because 1 live, ye shall live also." All thought, all effort, all endu rance that is begotten of Christian princi ple, is the living of Christ in the indi vidual believer. Christ thinks in the Christian. HIe acts in the Christian. IIe lives in the Christian. Thus St. Paul teaches: "I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth ip me." And this life capnot be crushed out. It is the life of the Son of God. While this endures it cannot fail. The strength and spread of infidelity is taken as an indication that a new faith is about to supplant the old. It is a mistake to underestimate the strength of our op ponents. Undoubtedly the old revereinee for the Word of (+od is large~ly passing away. The unquestioning faith that con fessedly wrought-out charatrtacr * inist kidtain its srength, ep is becoming more rare. eoi i.. . alked of. Thelfre of ose ts t closely, blutst ore gene*liv stude. n Yet, there is a scepticism upon us-like a universal epidemic. Its voice is loud and boastful, and it is unabashed. There are timid Christians who fear. There are - some who come to Jesus by night, in dread, not of the Jews, but of the rational ists who mock. And indeed there is reason to fear. For the cause of Christ is the -cause of morality. It is the ground of pub lic virtue. It is the strength of good citizen - ship. It is the basis of common confi c dence among men. It is the source of home fidelity. And from the tendency abroad, we are forced to conclude that wickedness t keeps pace with the spread of the ration f alistic spirit. In reply I uffer briefly these thoughts: C Once a servant of the Lord exclaimed againi t Israel, "Lord, they have killed the Sprophets and digged down thy altars anl I am left alone, and they seek my 1 life." But the penetrating vision of God preceived 7,000 men who had not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Again, in the middle ages a secret scepticism seiz , ed upon the intellect of all Europe far more general than that of to-day and more f dangerous because concealed. Yet the na 1 tural strength of our holy faith continued f unabated. It is the nature of truth to meet opposi - tion. It is the nature of truth to triumph Sover it. The weakness of every form of - unbelief is, that it is entirely destructive s in its character. It is utterly impotent to build up any spiritual fabric. It provides no shelter for those who are seeking ref f uge. It offers not a single motive to a t pure, holy, self-denying life that it has not borrowed from Christianity. It imposes yno check upon evil that is not already t pl'aced by social position or public senti ment, itself moulded by the torce of e Christian doctrine or teaching. It is help Sful to Christianity in this way. It co'mpels i men to examine the grounds of their faith and is making them stronger in it. It sifts 1 out human olpinions from divine instruc a tion. It will add to the strength of the evi dence that surrounds the revealed truth. s It will draw the friends of the Lord Jesus 1 over their little differences to stand side by f side in the common conflict. It will re - veal to the full extent the evils of incon sistency and compel a better harmony be - tween Christian faith and practice. Philip's - reply to Nathanael's question is, after all, 3 the best word to the honest inquirer. "Can t there any good things come out of r Nazareth? " "Come and see."And the blind - searchingof the restless thousands from 1 that day to this for some "good thing," e they know not what, is best met by the same invitation : "Come and see." It bids you to the supreme-to the absolute good. 1 It is the test of Christianity's adoptiofl to each individual. Come to Christ and in the abounding peace that flows in upon you see the eternal pIower of Him whose natme we hear. M. E. CHURCH. The Methodist church, in TimE RECORD building, was well attended, morning and evening. The singing was excellent, and the sermon of more than usual interest. In the morning Reverend Mills chose his text from St. John, ix : 25"-One thing I know, that whereas I was blind, now I see." In speaking on the text Mr. Mills said : Man has a physical nature supplied with organs of sight, with which he is able to behold the visible or material things of the world, subject to certain limitations. Hie has also a spiritual nature possessed of powers of discernment in the invisible or immaterial world which are limited but no mole unreasonably than is the physical. The Apostle Paul says: "There is a natu ral body and there is a spiritual body. The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, because they are spiritually discerned," clearly indicating the fact that man has two bodies, and that the spiritual has discerning powers. Then why do not all see "the things of the Spirit of God ?" Because of sin, which blinds the spiritual vision. Thiis law is of universal applica tion for "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." A remedy, howev er, has been provided, so that all who will make use thereof will be restored to sight. The film which was caused by sin to ab struct the sight can be removed. How is this to be done? By believing on the Lord Jesus Chiist, not merely with the head but with the heart, and He will an noint the spiritual eyes with the eye salve of forgiveness, thereby restoring the sight so that the person can say in the words of the text, "One thing I know, whereas I was blind, now I see." A person who claims to be thus restored must have the knowledge of that fact within his own heart. His name being on the church re cord does not restore the sight, nor is it sufficient evidence that it has been re stored. "If any man be in Christ he is a new creature." (11 Cor. v. 17.) He cannot very well be "a new creature" without knowing it. "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Here are two witnesses to that fact, sufficient to establish its truth. (Rom. viii 16.) "Whohath sealed us, and given us the earnest of the spirit in our hearts." Saul of Tarsus, knew somet ing about this, as well as thousands upon thousands in the Christian church to-day. In the evening Reverend Mills' text was from St. John 1:11--"He came unto His own and His own received Him riot." A synopsis of the sermon is as follows: Who was He spoken of in the text?. We Iead in the first chapter of Genesis that "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Also in first chbipter of John "In the beginning was the word and the word was with God. All things were by Him; and withoit ITm,wai not anything made that was made." Th' "word" hb.re referred to Christ and'therefOr sbP ws t1t it was God manifest " i tt Res, f which "came unto His own. T be Jews,wo were His own chosen peoep', : e the promised Messiah, brili glad t,; ings of great joy, not tr e ish ew-^ porank lngdomn as tbh wiere 4d t think, but a s:l t.ap one. Be pot as a eonqueror, iP p nd b batmi1eao beart ~lanuth killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto thee! how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!" When reject ed by His own chosen people the blessings of His Gospel were extended to the Gen tiles; so that to-day every nation, kindred - or tongue is invited to the Gospel feast, for - all things are now ready. How many times He has come to the heart of every individual saying in a "still small voice," "Son, daughter, give me thine heart?" How often has been heard the gentle knock at the door and admission refused. Do not reject H;m longer, but bid Him take up His abode in your heart that you may I be "a child of a King" in this world and an heir of God in the eternal world. CATHOLIC CHURCH. At the Catholie church services were I held as usual and a great many people at 1 teided. Father Ebersvillo is creating a great interest among the members of his church and congregations constantly in creases. NOTES. THE RECORD was unfortunate to-day in not learning the result of the efforts to secure a more substantial salary for Rev erend Mills. It is presumed, however, that it was quite satisfactory. All Sunday schools were well attended yest.rday and many a bright-eyed little one learned a lesson that may be the means of much good in the future. One of the city pastors desires THE RECORD to especially urge upon the young men the importance of attending divine services at least once on Sunday. The -habit once formed will have an effect upon f them that will last them through life. - Reverend Fackentlhll is giving the best of satisfaction, and will accomplish a great 1 deal of good here. C(EUR D'ALENE. SWhat ala Old Timer Knows and Says of the New Mininga Excittmnent. As the ex'sitement concerning the re ported rich tinlds in the Cwur d'Alene t mining district continues to excite the I people, the following interview with a well s known citizen of Missoula-Frank Mc Carthy-is given. It is taken from the Salt Lake Tribune: "I first went there in 186i5, although as early as 1863 there had been an excitement e raised in that country, and many a poor fellow from Oregon and California on that , occasion was picked up by the Indians. When I went there it was on a night stam pede, which was a common thing in a early Montana towns. I was accompanied by eight or ten other prospectors. We crossed the mountains from a point west of Missoula and struck the head of Pritch- a ard Gulch. It was a very difficult journey on account of the dense growth of timber t which in many places was fallen and piled up so that it was next to umiossible for us to get through at all. Hlowever, when we struck the head of Pritchard Gulch we found colors, and occasionally a small piece of coarse gold, together with small pieces of gold Learing quartz, some of which showed free gold. We sunk quite a number of holes along the bed of the - creek, but found nothing which in those days was considered pay dirt. Every where we found fine gold such as is found all down the Columbia river, but not in paying quantities. After ten weeks of prospecting we made our way out of the mountains down to Spokane falls, where I wintered. I was satisfied then, as l am now, that the Ca ur d'Alene is not a placer cointry, and I believe the scores of pros spectors who have been there since then, if they had found anything worth their while, would have returned. I don't think old prospectors ever desert a good thing in the shape of placer mines." In regard to quartz leads he says: "My trip in the Cuear d'Alene convinced me that some good ledges exist there, and the present stampede will result in their dis covery and development." FOR SALE. Tihe Sun River Flour mills located with in half a mile of Sun River Crossing. Terms easy. Also one hundred and sixty acres of land well improved and easy of irrigation. For particulars apply to Winm. Healy, Sun River, or Jno. J. Healy, Fort Benton. The property .will be sold separately or together. NEW " ENTERPRISE Our stock of general merchandise, con sisting of a full line of groceries, dry goods, boots and shoes hats and caps, etc., is now complete in every detail, and hav ing bought at the very lowest market rates we are prepared to compete with Benton prices or those of any other town in Mon tana. PETERSON & PRICE, d&w] w Pittsburg, Montana. Fresh Braad, cakes and pies at the City Bakery every day. Mr. Guthrie is there. NOTICE. All persons knowing themselves i, debted to I.aac Mee will come forward and settle within 30 days, oir the aecounts will be placed in the hands of an attorney for collection. IsAAc MEE. oct25,30d. Cow Boyst Atteutionl I am manufacturisg stock saddles, which I will warrant itperior.to any advertised as Cheyenne or ~Oaifornia saddles, or money reftnded. Every saddle warranted to be made of hard wood andof the best California Olak tanned leat~er. Particular attention paid to t imarumfacture offine snddles. 'Js. SULLvaN.! R~bids wRSiU~~ - t GOING TO THE STATES! I I Prefer to Sell a Rather than place in storage the following r articles : 2 BIk. Waln.ut Kitchen Safes, wire face. 1 Large Black Walnuit Book Case. I Small '" '" " "'' I Oval Top Black Walnut Office Desk. 1 UprightLPiano, 7i, octave. 1 Coal Oil Cook Stove. 1 Domestic Sewing Machine. 1 Extra Large Kitchen Cupboard. 1 Invalid Rocking Chair. k No other articles to sell except those o mentioned. WM. H. TODD. e FOR RENT. Houses and'Rooms to rent in all partsofthe ii city. Enquire of W. S. STOuKING. je21-ly NEW SADDLE HOUISE. e . Wm. Glaseman. late of Roberts & Glassman, - proprietors of the Cheyenne Saddler Shop, Helena, a M. T., has purchased the business of L. H. Rosen crans of Fort I en on. Mr. Glassman has a wide spretd reputatio. rs a saddler and the following is Sa testimonial of ,ome of the most influential stock men of the Judith Basin, which speaks for itself: J1 DITIL BASIN, M.T., July 20, 1883. .Mr. Wm. Glasautn, Fort Benton : P hEAR 7Ri-We, the undersigned cow men of the Judith Basin, having used your saddles tor the O past year find them far superior to all others for durability, workmanship and for being the best cow uaddles for general use. Horace Brewster. Jesse Phelps. Charles Brewster. David S. Phelps. Peri y Westfall. EdOlden. James -oward. Ensign Sweet. .t hiapbll. Can-pbell. Sin Campbell. e Jim Si ith. inm. Rowe. : -im3 st ---.-- - - %30 Reward--Lost. Fi om near Billings last June a bay e horse about six years old, blranded R on e left cheek, H F hair brand on left shoul n der; also having an apple brand and half circle diamtond. The above reward will be paid lor the return of the horse to my t ranch on the Musselshell, or half that it amount for inlornmalion leading to his re recovel y. Address J. B. Ilerfori, Bil lings, M. T. W. S. SMoo'r. nov15-3t. SPECIAL NOTICE TO FARMERS. d Parties paying their threshing accounts within thirty days, or as soon thereafter as called upon, will receive a discount of one cent perbushel, thus making the cost of e threshing only five cents per bushel. e Here is a chance to save money. i sep29tf WV. O. DEXTER. NOTICE. Lewis Bradbury, who has been carry ` ing on business in the shop of Mee Broth It ers during our absence, has turned over r all his book accounts to me and all per it sons knowing themselves indebted to the said Lewis Bradbury will please settle with me, personally, at once, and save Sannoyance. ISAAC MEE. ocl7d&wlm e LOST. 3t One bay, bald face horse branded J-P on left shoulder, figure 2 on left hip. One black mare mule branded figure 2 on left hip. Both animals y shod all round. A liberal reward will bepaid for r the delivery of the animals at the Park Sta bles, or for any information that will lead to their recov d HARRIS & LEWIS. jly7(d w. eHerses for Sale. 11 I have for sale Twenty Head of Brood Mares, 11 eighteen ot which have colts. Mares weigh fronm 1100 to 1200. Fourteen head broken for work and sf addle. Also work horses and saddle horses. For further particulars address T. F. SAMPLES, a (ocl(i-m) Fo. .Ientof, )I1.T. SO. K. BARBER SHOP. < Overland Hotel, - - Fort Benton. Charles Brver, Proprietor. , Hair Cutting, Shaving k and Shampooing. Reciquests the patronage of his old friends. DR. GOODR[CH, AT HIS ROOMS IN TIlE C1 OTEA U IIOUSE Is now prepared to execute dental work in a thoroughly workmanlike manner, and at reasonable prices. "EN TERPRISE" Hair Dressing, Shampoo ing and Shaving Parlor ! J. A.'.STEIN1BACH, ]Proprietor. Four doors above Postoffice, FOBT BENTO, M. T. HAIR CUTTING AND SHAVING. F Satisfaction Guaranteed. CHOP BOUSE, Front street between Bak~ r anti St. Jonn. Mrs. DENA MUERAY, roprletress! OARDU BYT Av r, WEEK. BENT S, ?t . Vie, and 7. S t ssoaC r wt ago Sandy Cameron's S ALOON I! Front St., 3d door above postoflice, FORT BENTON, M. T. Wines, Liquors, Cigars. All kinds of Mixed and Fanoy Drinks 12'2c. CHOTEAU HOUSE EXCHANGE, Makes a specialty )f the Finuest Importedl Cigrs, Fine Brandies. Rye and BOURBON WHISKEYS t FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF- i.ort Benton, M. T. CASH CAPITAL. (Paid up) $100,000 SURPLUS, - - $55,000 ! - W. G. CONRAD, Prepident JOS. S. HILL, Vice-Prest. I E. G. MACLAY, Cashier. t - WE TRANSACT A General S BANKING BUSINESS, DIRECTORS: W.G. CONRAD. T C. POWER, S. T. IIAUSEK, E. G. MACLAY, JOuN HUNSBERGER. JOS. S. HILL, It. L. IUKE. T. E. COLLINS, L. H. HERSHFII ' CHAS. E. DUnR, A. HEIrSHFIELD, Fort Benton. Helena. BANK .oF NORTRERN MONTANA t We Transaot a General Banking Business. ep current accounts with mercnants, stockmen and others, subject to be drawn against by check without notice. WE BUY NOTES AND PAY INTERES7 ON TIME DEPOSITS d Make loans of money secured .y personal en r dorsement. Webuy and sell exchange on the commerci. l 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. Local SocuitiUes a beaidtv, Collections and all other business entrnusted to will receive prompt and careful attention. COLIowNs. DUER & C0. First National Bank " OF HELENA, No. 1649. ORGANIZED IS46. (The -Largest Capital and Surplus and Pioneer National Bank of Montana ) DESICNATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNITED STATES ' Paid up Capit~l $300,000 r Surplus & Profits ' 275,000 ASSOCIATED BANKS: First National, Fort Benton, M. T. Missoula National, Missoula, M. T. First National, Butte, M. T. Total Capital and Surplus,$1,000,000. S.T. HAUSER .................. ..President A. J. DAVIS ........................Vice President E. W. KNIGHT ..........................Cashier T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT........Assistant-Cashier We transact a general bsnking business, and buy at highest rates, gold dust, coin, gold and asil ver bullion and local securities; and sell ex change and telegraphic transfers available in all parts of the United States, the Canadas, Great Britain, Ireland, and the Continent. Collections made and proceeds remitted prompt ly. Board of Direotoro. S. T. HAUSER, JOHNCURTIN, A. M. HOLTER, R. S. HAMILTON JNO. H. MING, C. P. HIGGINS, E. W. KNIGHT, A. J. DAVIS, HENRY bf. PARCHEN, T. C. POWERB, T. Ih KLELINSCHMIDT. ,.I,· MANN'S RANCH! On The Wij*la Ro By' Wrriveof DBT- . -~ : . . . ~"s: a JOHN J. KENNEDY ED WARD KELLY. II e o Deat MaDket. MAIN STREET, P". Benton, Mon't. KENNEDY & KELLY, Proprietors. Beef, Muttun, Pork, Veal, Sausage, Ham and Bacon. --o-a --oo--- - Delivered to any Part of the City. 1883. SOld Reliable Coulson Line tSI'E.o. 3/JE. :3 Dacotah, Big Horn, Rosebud, Josephine! The fastest and most elegantly ap.ointed boats on the river, will make regular trips between Yankton, Bismarck and Fort Benton. For freight and passage rates apply to D WV. MARRATTA, Gen'1 Supt., Bismarck, Dakota. W. S. WETZEL, Agent, Benton, Ml. T. o 0 I FORT BENTON, - . - . MONTANA. WB OLESALE and Retail GROCER! 7 DRY COODS, BOOTS and SHOES, Wines, Liquors and Cigars. O'G onnellO K. Whisky Constantly Son hand. RECEIVING, CoRWARDIlTG AND COMMISSION. F. C. ROOSEVELT, -DEALER IN- SFINE d iOMMOiN FURNITURE -:0: 1 respec:fully invite th, pnhublic to inspect my late arrivals of Fine Furniture, including Chamber Sets of All Grades In WALNUT, IMAHIOGANY, MAPLE, CHERRY and ASIH. SSIDIDBOAIllDS, 11111 TIIIS, Oll-CAlSE, CAlllETS. llllIllS, O In a great variety of handsome patterns. Our elegant line of PARLOR FURNITURE Includes Parlor Suits, E:sy Chairs, Window Chairs, Divans, Patent Rockers, D Lounges, eic., upholstered in Silk Tapestry, Simk or Mohair Plush, Jute or Linen Velours, and other choice fabrics. nt Dining Chairs, Office Chairs, Library Chairs, Matrtesses, er Pillows and Bedding of all Kinds. F. C. IROOSEVELT. NEW STORE, BENTON PRICES, PETERSON & PRICE, PITTSBURG, MONTANA, WIHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS I1% Dry Gn s, Graceries, Hardware, Drugs, Winese Liquors, Tobacco and Cigars, And a complete line of n....I..g Qos, Rots and Stheso, ate' eet. d ges ti es i l for Ott'