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"T was ,own in weakness here;
'T will there be raised in power; That which was sown an earthly seed Shall rise a heavenly flower. -Horaztius Bona.r. Superstition is a sort of a parody of faith.-Ouida. Six deaths were caused in the last ten weeks in Benjamin Fuik's family at Shel by, Ind., by milk sickness. It iz a stasistikal fakt that the wicked work harder to reach hell than the right eous do to enter heaven.-Josh Billings. Herbert Spencer declares that man is "ever in the presence of an Infinite and .ternal Energy, from which all things proceed." One of New York's richest merchants employs a clergyman to look after the ,-harities he bestows. The clergyman re ports once a week. Charges have been preferred before the Kingston (Ont) Presbytery against the Rev. Mr. Gallagher for marrying a man to nis dead wife's sister. "Nel ie, the Devil Teazer," is one of the Salvation army heroines whose gallant victory over 'the Red Hot Ice-Man" is related in that seductive journal entitled the War Cry. It seems that the -." olf cgy have taken umIbrage at some r'c ai i ol Henry Ward Beecher's and MIr. Beecher has said : L"let ' in take it." That is the way the matter now stands. There is something oddly touching, ;rathetic and majestic, almost sacred in the sight of the surging sea of human lite. faken individually, the units of each are mn impressive, giotesque, and common place.-(u ida. The Rev. William Walker was recently onsecrateud Protestant Episcopal mission ary bishop of North Dakota. The .ere nwony took place in Calvary church, New York, of which Mr. Walker has been as s.istant rector. The Rev. II. G. Gibbons declares that riost of Moody and Sankeyv's hymns are miserably written and he does not believe in teaching children titth-rate "poetry.'s Dr. hIoyt thinks :Moody and Sankey Symns are enough to turn the stomach of a spiritual man. The corn plere secularization of the Sab- tb :;ath means seven diys' work for six days' v pay, and if that ever comes in New Eng :and tile cm~n'over w ill get les service in The seven days than he would inl six, a:ind uhe emnploye will get less money..-)pring field Iaion. '"This begins to look like cold weather," p said thile sexton of St. Mark's church, PIhiladelpliia, after services last Sunday mioring. "Why? "S'eal-kin. There are -ighhteen more sealskin sacques in my con gregati)n tlnaij there were last year-that , 251 in all--:and this brought 'em out." Q We require in most cases educated men :or the ministrv, and we demand the ser ,eice of their lives in a majority of cases ior incomes lower than a New York post nan or pohiecman receives. And even the 3bligation to make regular payments of such incomes is all too often forgotten. Dr. John Hall. It is stated that Rteuben B. Springer, of flincinnati has offered to contribute $500, !' O0 for the payment of Archbishop Pru -eli'.s debts if the churches of the arch liocese of Cincinnaiti will give an average $3 per memit.er, a:nd all other Catholic ,*hurches in the country an average of 58 .ents per lmember. The death of Dr. Fitzgerald, the bishop .,f Cork, has deprived the Irish Episcopal :hurch of its on ly broad church bishop. fe was a great friend o: Archbishop W hately, and one of the earliest support -rs when in the House of Lords, of the de .eased wife's sister bill, when it was in Lord Kemberley's hands. The Hartford Herald speaks of a young 'ter of that city who was taken to church where the omnipresence of the Almighty was fully illustrated. Returning home he seemed, like older people, to have forgot .en all about the sermon, but when seated at the table suddenly broke out with: "Pa pa, where is God ?" "God is everywhere," said his father. "All around ?" "Yes." "In the house?" "Yes." "In this room?" '"Yes." "Then why dont yon ask him to dinner ?" At the annual meeting of Plymno,:'t ,:hurch out of over 67,500 members, i,:: , ;0 were in attendance. Pastoral Ielp<ir Halliday took a very dismal vie.- of the '-ondltion of the church. He saI b h:net with much dificulty in (discoveri'-:, the I :esidences of the members. The 1t:-n ay School was at "a standstill and the BAthel ;wvs decreasing. Year by year the con ributicns were falling off, until they had :'eached a miserable condition. With one p :exception the contribution had decreased ,:ne-half. T. C. POWER & BRO of Wholesale and Retail Dealers in en ed DRY GOODS, it !NOTIONS, CLOTHING, HATS AND CAPS, BOOTS AND SOES Ce entlemen's Furnishing Coods, . Furniture and Carpets of all Grades ,Fancy Staple Groceries, It t is SHEEP MEN'S SUPPLIES, Wool Sacks, Sewing Twine Sheep d Dip, &c. NOTR:-We are Territorial agents for Ladd's Sheep Dip, warranted to cure any case eof scab in sheep. - - --(o)-- e Wines, Liquors, Beer, Ale, Cigars and BAR SUPPLIES ! AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, - Wood's Reapers and Mowers, Hapgood Plows ! Twine Binders and Extras! Hay Rakes and Gardening Tools, all of the Best and Most Reliable Makes. This year we will introduce the celebrated Guaranteed the beat made Our stock in the above departments will all be complete on arrival of the first boats, and being selected wi.h great care and shipped direct from eastern markets. we will be better prepared than ever before to offer Inducements to the Wholsale Trade. All our goods are bought from FIRST hands and in large quantities, and we propose to gave dealers the benefit of Low Prices and First-Class (oods. We can furnish low figures on application on all kinds of Hardware, Glasswar Queensware and Woodenware. Inspections and Orders Solicited. T. C. POWER & BRO., Benton M.T. CENTRE -Go To :P roducE ni rai "b Bos" MARKET, 1 __O&__ -FOR-. WINES, --AN iD VEGETABLES, CIAR,. ~eals at all Ihours. Poultry, Oysters, Mealsata Hours. FISpud w J. A. W rTE', Prop. Eggs, Butter & Pruit, BENTON On Main Street, MILK DAIRY PATRICK IVtURPHiy, Near Centre Meat Market. 'amilies, Hotels, and Public Entertam tents sap plied with i["'Ranchmen and farmers who have produce for sale are invited to call on the PTURE M rILK new firm who will purchase from them at the highest market prices. jly3l Cream and Butter. jljYlSit Cream and Butter. SPRING OF 1883. 4*q SNEW DEPARTURE. Finding that our rapidly increasing sales are not allowinag . to attend properly to all our former lines of trade, we have sold out our Hardware, Furniture and Queensware, and will confine ourselves to QCR, O CEiRIrE Dry Goods Boots and Shoes, Hats and CaDs. Gents' furnishing Goods. Clothing, Wooden and Harness and Willow Wares Saddlery. We will al80 keep and mention a falland well a- 1and montio sorted line of a thmon a oher MITCHELL STEEL SKEIN WAGONS, CHAMPION REAPERS, STUDEBAKER SPRING WAGONS, CHAMPION MOWERS, MILBURN SPRING WAGONS, TIGER HAY RAKES, DEIDRICK HAY PRESSES, MOLINE BREAKING MOLINE SULKY PLOWS, and STIRRING PLOWS Jersevville SULKY PLOWS, 12 to 16 inch FANNING MILLS. SCOTCH HARROWS. GRAIN and WOOL SACKS. SPECIALTIES : PEPER TOBACCO SHEEP DIP, LUG LEAF EXTRA STRENGTH, HAWKEYE THREE STRAND BARBED STEEL WIRE. TENT AND WAGON COVERS, HAND and MACHINE MADE, all sizes. We will ship the largest and most complete line of Groceries that ever came to Fort Benton for that trade. We have made our reqfi. sition for Fancy Shelf Goods very elaborate, and will undertake to furulsh anything in that line that may be called for. Our fa cilities for filling orders are greatly improved, and all orders will receive prompt and careful attention. Owning our own steamboat transportation we will lay our goods down in Bentom this year at one and a quarter cents per pound from Chicago and St. Louiafs, and we propose to give our cu6s. tomersthe beneit of this low rate in prices on our goods. Having gone out of the Indian Trading business we wi devote ourselves to the trade of Farmers and ranchmen, to whom we offer special Indueements. March I. (U. Baker & C. ---- - ---- --.-- .L ""- _. . . .. 7.. . . _,, ,, ,, Benton Meat Market, Ncxt door to W. S. Wetzel, Front St., Ft. Benton. BEEF CATTLE, SHEEP, COUNTRY PRODUCE OF ALL XINDS, Uogs, Poultry, Game, Etc., Etc., Purchased at highest market prices. A share of the tradue is respectfully solicited. T. McCUNE. PIONEER BOOK BINDERY -AND- BLANK BOOK MIANUFACTOPirY -fUELENA, .- 3IONTANA. This house is prepared to execute every thing a the line of Book Binding. Books and Blanks of all descrptions Ruled, Printed, Numbered and Bound to any desired order. All orders per mail receive prompt attention. GEO. E. BOOS, ýýmy *w Helena, Montana. First National Bank OF HELENA, No. 1649. ORGANIZED 1866. (The Largest Capital and Surplus and Pioneer National Bank of Montana,. DESICNATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNITED STATES Paid up Capital $300,000 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 Sarplus, 1,000,000. 8.T. HAUSER ............................ President A. J. DAVIS ......... ..........Vice President E. W. KNIGHT .............................Cashier T. H. H. KLEINSCHMIDT........ Assistant Cashier We transact a general bankiag business, and buy at highest rates, gold dusts coin, gold and sil 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 Directors. S. T. HAUSER, JOHN CURTIN, A. M. HOLTER, R. S. HAMILTON JNO. H. MING, C. P. HIGGINS, E. W. W. KNIGHT, A. J. DAVIS, HENRY M. PARCHEN, T. C. POWVEI . T. H. KLEINSCIIMIDT.