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THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
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No. 2—Atlantic Express.
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PARK BKANCH-bast bound.
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I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of Assessor of fiai latin
County for the ensuing term, subject to
the action of the Democratic nomina
B. M. Dawes, Central I'ark.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of Asscsur of Gallatin
County for the ensuing term, subject to
the decision of the Democratic County
Convention. Jkrk.v Matthews.
Bozeman, Sept. 1,1884.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of County Clerk of Gal
latin County for the ensuing term, sub
ject to the decision of the Democractic
countv convention. A. W. Tanner.
Central Park, M. T.
I hereby announce myself as ». candi
date for the office of Assessor of Gallatin
County, for the ensuing term, subject to
the decision of the Democratic County
Convention. J. M. Robertson.
Bozeman, M. T., August 27,1884.
We are authorized to announce J. E.
Hart as a candidate for the office of
County Clerk aud Recorder of Gallatin
County subject to nomination by the
Democratic County Convention.
LOCAL BUSINESS NOTES.
Twelve-year-old XXX Hennesy bran
dv at Mount's.
Y. M. C. A., rooms are being fitted up
at the rear of Mounts & Co's., saloon.
Baby carriages just received at Mun
ter's ftimiture store.
Pure California honey in all styles at
Willson & Lewis'. 35-tf
Gents' night shirts, both plain and fan
cy, at D. D. Smith & Co's.
The healing properties of Soda Butte
Water is wonderful.
Go and see the handsome parlor setts
just received at MunteFs.
Mounts & Co. are receiving the best,
fresh imported cigars regularly.
Delicious keg beer on draught by the
bucket full at Mounts & Co., only
For Salt—300 desirable town lots. For
particulars, apply to Walter Cooper,
Bozeman, M. T.
Wanted, a situation by first-class cook,
in all its branches. No objections to a
ranch. Apply at this office. ,
Four different kinds of the
best Imported Clarets and Cham
pagne used in the world at Mounts & Co.
The genuine old W. H. McBrayer
whiskey used only, to all comers, at
Mounts & Co., next door east of the La
The celebrated "Three King" and
"Seidenberg Key West" cigars for
12} cents at the North Pacific Billiard
Soda Butte Mineral Water said by
Prof. Hayden to contain the most won
derful medical properties in the world.
For sale at Mounts & Co.
In order to keep pace with
the times, Mounts & Co. are selling
their immense stock of finest liquors, etc.,
«feed in the world at 12} cents.
Mrs. Anna Riggs, who has the -sole
tight of the celebrated Clipper Washing
aud Ringer Machine, offers the right to
any person for the County or Territory.
For further particulars apply to
Pulfohi), Williams & Co.
The College of Montana, for both
sexes. Classical, Scientifical and Normal
courses. English and other Modem
Languages. Book keeping and Commer
cial Arithmetic ; Vocal and Instrumental
music ; Drawing and Painting ; Philoso
phical and Chemical Apparatus, new and
complete. Facilities in every depart
ment unsurpassed in the West. A full
corps of instructors. Board $0 per week,
Tuition $50 per year. For further infor
mation or admission, apply to
D. J. McMillan, President,
Deer Lodge, Montana.
In order to close out my business by
the 1st of October, 1 will from this date
on, sell all straight drinks and domestic
cigars at 12}c. Imported cigars at 25c.
Terms strictly cash. x P. P. Worsham.
Editor of the Chronicle:
The Hon. Walter A. Cooper lias ac
cepted my offer to discuss the question
of ;the Constitution of Montana. We
will have joint discussions on the sub
ject at different places in Gallatin Co.
on dates hereafter to be - agreed upon, of
which due notice will be given.
Dr. W. J. Stover,
Bozeman Dramatic Blab.
An amateur dramatic club, consisting
solely of male talent, is in course of or
ganization in our city with the follow
ing (*,*) incinlicrs :
A, C McComb, J. J. Williams, E. Ray,
S. Huston, T. Sndlow, C. Harris, Geo. E.
Banutby, 8. Hamilton, D. Daton, ('. Snd
!ow, J. Besserer, S. Phillips.-I. Kay, C.
Bates, Herb. Walrath, W. Oakley, K. B.
Martin, L. Smith
The club proposes, the coming winter,
to give a series of inst ractive and amus
<*CITY AND COUNTY^
S. K. Carmack. Shield River, displays
his autograph at the Laclede.
Ww. Flannery of East Gallatin has
been enjoying the sights of the Kastem
Metro|*olis for a few days.
Rev. Hugh Duncan, Grand Master of
Masons for Montana, paid the craft a
visit on Tuesday night.
T E. Fitzgeral, St Joseph, Mo., was
registered at Laclede, Monday, and left
yesterday for Ogden.
Mr. Richard Lodd of Fon du Lac, Wis.
spent a day or two here with his numer
ous friends from that locality.
Rev. J. B. Chynoweth, M. E. Pastor of
Bozeman, will preach in Livingston on
Sunday next. Rev. Geo. Comfort will
supply the vacancy—morning and even
T. C. Power &Co., owing t<> a large de
mand fora Fairbank'sStandard Platform
Scale, will put in a six ton one in front of
their warehouse on Main street. The
scale will arrive tins week.
Dr. Holsclaw of Waverly, Mo., arrived
last week, and will, we understand, set
tle in Bozeman to practi*« his profession.
The doctor finds a host of old acquaint
ances in the Gallatin Valley.
S. A. Marney, formerly one of the pro
prietors of the Cheyenne Stock Journal
and now of Miles (.'sty where he contem
plates starting a similar paper, was in
town Monday and left for the Fair at
S. Hall, formerly a foreman at the
Bozeman Tunnel, but now a prominent
miner at Cooke City, has been in Boze
man for a few days. Everyth ing is very
quiet now at Cooke and but little work
The omnibus was loaded on Monday
with parties destined for the Territorial
Fair. Among them we noticed T. B.
Sacket t, who has not left home in twelve
years more than once a week on an aver
Clias. A. Clarke, Helena, and of the
firm of Raleigh & Clarke, stopped over to
gee his numerous friends on his return
from the Park. Charlie used to be a res
ident of Bozeman and lias a lingering
fondness for the old home.
See advertisement of Willson Ac Co. in
this issue, announcing the arrival of an
advance lot of clothingand other fashion
able goods. Willson Ac Co. are always
abreast, if not ahead of the times in all
the new and late novelties in their line.
J. M. Shanefelter, Supt. of the Union
Pacific Coal Mines was in the City on
Monday. He is screening all the coal
taken out and using the small particles
for coking purposes. They are deliver
ing screened coal in Bozeman at eight
dollars per ton.
Jerry Mathews, the genial proprietor
of Mathew's Hot Springs, spent Monday
and Tuesday in Bozeman. Jerry is a
candidate for Assessor and will no doubt
button-bole the unfortunate delegates to
the County Convention whicli meets
The latest news from Mrs. Davis Will
son, who went east to attend the bedside
of her sick mother, Mrs. YanAUen, is to
the effect that her mother is gaining
strength, and thinks she will be able to
bring her back to Montana to receive the
benefits of its health giving climate.
Theo. Nornan spent a day or two in
Bozeman during the past week and says
he lias the grouse corralled for his friends
when they come down from Bozeman to
shoot. We are inelined to think he had
them corralled when we were down there
but he failed to show us the corral.
Col. R. F. May and wife iiassed through
Bozeman yesterday for the east. Mrs.
May has been ill for a long period, and
many times has her life lieen despaired
of, but we are glad to learn that she is
well enough to liear the futignçs of travel
and we hope the trip will result in her
complete restoration to health.
We have not been able to learn to
what extent the late storms have damag
ed the crops, and while it cannot do
them any good, we hope the harm will
not be great. We understand, however,
that in some localities where the grain
had not been cut, it has been laid almost
level with the ground.
Jack Baronette and wife have been
visiting in Bozeman for a few days. Jack
tells us that lie and others have dis
covered some very - valuable and exten
sive mines near the head of the Boulder.
So it goes. All around us are rich
leads which only need tbe touch of capi
tal and industry to bring untold wealth
into the channels of trade.
Dr. May ham, Mayor of Fon du Lac,
Wisconsin, spent a day or two in Boze
man inspecting the Fon da Lac reserva
tion. The doctor is a Democrat and con
fident of Cleveland's election. He found
matters on the reservation going smooth
ly, and although the officers are all Re
publicans, lie lid not see fit to make any
change. He departed Monday for the
We have received a letter enclosing
the price of a paper, which the writer
desires sent to his address, and makes
the inquiry if X. Beidler is Marshal of
the Territory. In answer we will say,
no. He has never been Marshal, but has
been a Deputy for years and may be now.
A letter addressed to him at Benton or
Helena, care of the U. S. Marshal, would
probably find him. He is somewhat
ubiquitous, and may turn up anywhere.
The vote of thanks given him by the
Legislature has made him a rich man, so
that he travels extensively, but his
friends most always know where he is,
as he so astonishes the natives that he
cannot keep out of the papers.
When Paul McCormick, of Junction
City, awoke at the Inter-Ocean hotel on
Saturday morning last his pants were
gone He had been carrying a large
amount of money and remembered that
the bulk of it, over a thousand dollars,
was in his coat pocket. This he found in
his coat. His vest was also in the room.
Just before retiring lie had put about
nine dollars in bis pants pockets. He
summoned the proprietor, informed him
of the theft and sent for a new pair of
pants. The stolen ones were found soon
j afterward in the rear of the hotel with
the pockets turned inside «ut., and the
money, together with a gold mounted
charm and some sundries gone. The
loss was comparatively small and he felt
that he was jiarticulariy fortunate in not
having greater. A still hunt has lieen
made for the robber, but thus far with
out success.—[Yellowstone Journal.
See notice for bids for coal in another
John Worth and wife left Tuesday for
Helena to take in whatever there is in
the fair, this foul weather.
Geo. W. Thomas proprietor of the Um
pire Flouring Mills at Spring Hill,
showed his genial face in Bozeman the
John Gray, one of the prominent and
well-to-do farmers of the East Gallatin,
was in town on Saturday, and left a sub
stantial token of his regard for the
Chronicle. Come again Jack.
John Kelly the violinist, and his wife
arrived from the Park on M'lidav. It is
Baid that lie will give uu entertainment
while in Bozeman. We ran recommend
him to all lovers of the violin as an accom
plished artist and one whom it will Ik: a
pleasure to listen to.
Prof. McComb, principal ol the Boze
man Public Schools, will arrive from the
east to-morrow, where he has been
s|iending the vacation and now and then
making a speech r or Cleveland & Hen
dricks. In the language of the Professor
"we've got 'em."
Much credit is due to-Street Commis
sioner McDonald for the efficient manner
in which lie is grading and repairing our
eitv thoroughfares. Bozeman is begining
to present quite a city appearance since
Archie became the superintendent of the
corporation pick and shovel manipula
Geo. C. Miln will appear at the Palace
Theatre on the 29th and 30tli of this
month, with Miss Adele Payn as the
leading ladv. This troupe conies highly
recommended from respected quarters,
and at the Palace Theatre, there will be
no danger from suffocation or accident.
Fred. McLin writes us from Murray
ville, Idaho, lie lias leased a claim which
he thinks is one of the liast, hut litis not
got reailv to wash out gold. Just below
his claim a nugget was taken out which
weighed 10 ounces. Everything is dull
there now, but it will no doubt be a great
camp in the future.
Alex. Hundley, one of the old-timers
who made a settlement in the Yellow
stone valey, when lie liaiF to keep his
eye peeled for Indians, lias been on a
visit to Bozeman for a few days. He
still lingers in the now jieaceful valley of
the Yellowstone, the scene of so many of
his hardships and trials. We wish all
these old pioneers abundant success,
Matt. W. Aldereon with his wile, Mrs.
Rice, Miss Sophie Alderson, MissMollie
Huston, Miss Annie Alderson and sev
others, left on Sunday for a visit to the
National Park. It liKiks as if they would
have to take snow shoes along - One of
the young ladies said she had snow shoes
if it snowed, and if it rained she would
take one of her shoes make a canoe out
of it, and paddle out of the country.
J. M. Hannalord, general agent of the
Northern Pacific, informs a Wyoming
stock association t liât all stock cars liere
aftor built for the wad will he provided
with suspension car tracks. The Westing
house brake lias been put on 1,000 of the
company's freight cars, and will, Mr.
Hannaford says, be put on the stock cars
also as soon as the rate for hauling stock
increases sufficiently to justify the ex
On the lltli inst. Judge James Tufts
died in Nebraska.- -H« was a pioneer- of
this Territory, and was a member of
what is now Montana in the legislature
of Idaho before the division. He suc
ceeded Gen. Meagher as Secretary of
Montana, aud was, during a year, airing
governor. He was once Republican can
didate for delegate to Congress, but was
beaten by James Cavanaugh.
Tom Baker, ye scribe of the Madi
sonian, Virginia City, tarried over Sun
day in Bozeinan, en route to the Terri
torial Fair. Tom was at one time a resi
dent, of Bozeinan and was engaged on
the Courier, the first copy of which he
printed on the 14tli day of September,
1871, just thirteen years ago. Time has
made may changes in Bozeman since
then and Tom cannot find anV of the old
landmarks and but few familiar faces.
Like a good Christian he attended divine
services and went on his way Monday
Miss Hamilton, one of the young lady
teachers of our public schools, ami one
who has aci*eptahly filled the |Kisitiou,is,
we understand, a candidate for the office
of County Supt. Public instruction. This
is the first tune in the history of Gallatin
County where a lady lias offered herself
for office, although there are four
counties in the Territory which have a
lady as Comity Superintendent of
schools. The first one we believe being
Miss Helen Clarke of Lewis and Clarke
County. Iaulies generally carry to the
discharge of any duty, a conscientious
endeavor to do well whatever they un
dertake, and if she goes for a delegate
for his vote the gentlemen who are as
pirants lor the jwsition must look to
The public schools will oi>eii Monday,
Septemlier 15tli, with the following corps
of teachers :
A. C. McComb, Principal.
Miss Hamilton, Miss Pinnev, Miss Mc
Neil, Miss Evans. Miss Bates, Miss Mer
The Principal wishes the teachers to
meet him at 21 p. m. on Saturday, Sep
tember 13th, at the old school house.
Fort Rill« Comedy Company.
The entertainment given by the Fort
Ellis Comedy Company on Friday even
ing, Septeinlier ôtli, for the licnelit of the
Sisters of Charity, was a grand success
financially and otherwise. Ned Lyons
did justice to his own local play entitled
"Laundresses in the U. S. A.," and was
well supported by the company. The
music furnished by the Bozeman orches
tra was excellent and appreciated by the
Dr. Mintie, who returned a few days
I ago to Helena from the National Park,
reports that on Tuesday last two road
agents at Hell's Half Acre bel up Dr.
Elliott, wife, and daughter of Chico, Cal
ifornia, and robbed them of their money
and jewelry. Dr. Elliott lost $48 and
a gold watch, while the ladies lost small
er sums of money and their jewelry.
Dr. Mintie, wife and party (F. L. Mintie
anil wife, Livingston, and Misses Anna
Mintie and Ella Russel. Livingston),
passed the scene of the robbery about
ten minutes after it oeeiirred, but saw no
sign fof the road agents. It is not ex
pected that the rascals will be appre
The Supreme Court has fixed the times
and places of holding court in the First
District as follows :
Dawson county—At Glendive, fifth
Monday of March, fifth Monday of Sep
Custer County—At Miles City, second
Monday of April and first Monday of
Yellowstone County—At Billings, sec
ond Monday of May and first Monday of
Galltatin County—At Bozeman, fourth
Monday of May and third Monday of
As the newspajiers throughout the
Territory have been copying a little arti
cle saying that Col. Eaton is a candidate
for the Rupublican nomination as Dele
gate in Congress, we take occasion to say
that lieing somewhat familiar with the
situation, that in no sense is Col. Eaton
a candidate. He is a man of too much
sense to supiK.se that, in view of the
limited acquaintance he has over the ;
Territory, that lie would be an available !
candidate, and does not wish the impres
sion to go abroad )hat he is after honors
of that kind, and the notices to that ef
fect have lieen originated simply to an
noy him. Notwithstanding all this, we
may say that the Republicans might gr»
further and do worse. Col. Eaton has
large business interests in Montana, and
bis time is taken up in giving them bis
attention. We ho|n;, therefore, in view
of this statement, that we shall hear no
more of this "rot."
We take pleasure in announcing the
forthcoming engagement of the eminent
tragedian, Geo. ( . Miln, and his eoiiqie
tent. company; they are to ap|K-ar in
Bozeman on the 29th and 30th of this
We are informed that Mi - . Miln has
organized bis company this season with
sjteeial regard to tbe plays presented; and
that a delightful and symmetrical perfor
mance may lie expected. Mr. Miln's re
putation has lieen so thoroughly tried,
that we need say little in regard to it.
But a company well drilled and well re
hearsed, and competent to present the
plays of Shakespeare is a novelty in this
section, and should receive the patron
age of all lovers of Shakcs|«*are and of
the legitimate drama. The^ company
will be splendidly costumed, and no ex
pense will be spared to place the plays
on the stage as thoroughly as possible.
We Ilespeak lor them a rousing wel
The next game will lie played at Fort
Ellis between a team selected from Fort
Ellis nine with Besserer anil Jordan, of
Bozemans as pitcher and catcher, against
the following nine of the Bozemans :
Beah n c., Huestun p.,
Murphy s. s., Robinson 1st b.,
Xevitt 2nd b., Burke 3rd l>.,
Hosiner 1. f. Forrest c. f.
Frensham r. f.
As the teams arc evenly matched a
close and exciting game may he looked
for. Game will he called at 2 p. m. sharp.
Also this being the first of a series of
games between these nines, some splen
did base ball skill will undoubtedly lie
The Buttes and Bozemans are trying
to meet this season, and if weather is
suitable it is altogether likely three games
will he axnuigeil to take place in Boze
man sometime during the present month
when the hottest and most exciting
games ever witnessed in Montana may
be looked for. The Buttes will soon be
strengthened by their former short-stop
Moffet, who has been playing with the
Toledos this season.
Our Isjysare quite anxious to meet this
famous team and settle the question of
Montana's championship, which both
nines claim, but which fairly belongs to
The Livingston's, since their recent
defeat by the Bozemans, have retired
from the diamond anil gone to playing
marbles, being experts at the latter
The players from Helena anil Butte,
comprising the Three Forks nine have
returned to their resjiective homes, and
it is now impossible to get a return game
with them. Sorry!
Pursuant to rail the Démocratie prim
ary meeting was held at the Court House
m Monday. It was evident early in the
lay that there would he a fair turnout,
as the candidates were haul at work.
The meeting was called to order at two
o'clock, and on motion, Dr. G. W. Mon
roe was elected chairman, J. J. Davis,
secretary; Will F. Davis and \V. M. G.
Settles as elerks.
The following resolution was adopted :
Resolved :—That it is the sense of this
meeting that those only who have lieen
identified in tin* past, and who intend in
the future to art with the Democratic
party, shall lie entitled to vote at this
primary election, provided that they
shall be qualified electors at the Novem
lier election, and are residents of this
Balloting was then commenced, and
the polls kept open until (> o'clock p. m.i
anil upon a count it mils shown that the
following named delegates and alternates
were elected, receiving about an average
of KÎ0 out of the 233 votes cast.
F. K. Armstrong,
L. A. Lure,
S. II. Crockett,
John W. Tillon,
W. W. Wolvertiin,
R. P. Menefec,
.1. W. Ponsford,
S. A. Bostwick,
J. A. Bishop,
John W. Nelson,
Ii. F. Bisel,
Jacob Oak wood,
H. K. Coleman,
N. E. Davis,
Geo. W. Monroe,
W. B. McAdow,
This ticket is known as the Blakely
ticket, but we cannot say how they
stand on any other candidates It is a
good ticket, and we have no doubt will
présentait arra. - of names as candidates
for the different offices, so far at least as
their influence goes, a ticket which will
be acceptable to the people. It will lie
noticed that this ticket is the only one
which had alternates on it, and although
notiiing was said in the call alsiut elect
ing alternates, we are of the opinion, as
they were elected, that the alternate of
au absent delegate would have the right
to cast the vote, hence we publish the
list of alternates.
At the primary meeting at Salesville,
on Monday, the following named dele
gates and alternates were elected :
Delegate- tien. W. K rat teer, Win. Rea,
Alternates—J. \V. Stover, Oliver Hol
Delegation not instructed.
BOR RKSP0X DEACE.
"A foe of God was ne'er true friend of
Some sinister intent taints all lie does."
The rule in c mimen-ial law, "that any
thing is worth just what it will bring on
the market," by which our friend, the
"Doctor," wishes us to determine the
comparative value of infidelity and re
ligion, when applied to his own infidel
production, gives aji infinitely minnte
value. We don't wish our friend to ad
mit this but he must acknowledge that
lie, under a show of humor, applied the
wrong test :—
"A daring infidel (anil such there are,
From pride, example, lucre, rage, re
Or pure heroical defect of thought,)
Of all earth's madmen most deserves a
We are* glad to have our friend ac
knowledge that he thinks "they (the
churches) are doing good service in mor
alizing the community," and "arc doing
all in their power for the cause of tem
perance, charity and humanity." We
would reciprocate if we could conscien
tiously acknowledge an iota of that in
favor of tiie true influence of infidelity.
Where it stimulates one - to bettet bis
ways it justifies many in lio|H*less de
bauchery. Sup|Kiso that infidelity
doesn't prove to lie true, who "whittled
the kindling," then?
There are but two chaînes to take—
that religion is true, or that it is not,—
and there is certainly more evidence-in
favor of the truth of religion. It will he
more pleasure for the parent to lie with
the spirit of the feeble child, and, jier
ha|is, with the spirits of some of his
brighter ones, conscious that lie did all
in bis power while in the flesh to guide
his offspring to alike inheritance, than !
it will lie for him to endure the torment
ol consciousness that he was the cause of
precipitating his "smart, thinking child
ren'' to the horrors of a hereafter.
Should infidelity, which with Ingers.ill
is little else than atheism, prove true,
there is nothing gained for the next
world, and the good, the base, the pure,
the vile, alike are qualified. Thus all
the good that is claimed for it argues
nothing in favor of it.
We do not pretend to reconcile the
errors of preceding generations. We
know that excessive religious enthusiasm
lias at times wrought much evil. No
human mind can fathom the depths of
anarchy into which the races would have
been plunged had infidelity and atheism
reigned supreme. We are forced to this
conclusion by the modern influences of
religion compared with present influ
ences of the doctrine in question.
Our frieail nas compared the Christian
to an ostrich which, when pursued, hides
it~ head, hiqies that it is secure, and
trusts that it will again enjoy life alter a
little season. We like the comparison
and will enlarge upon it. We lielieve,
from our knowledge of natural history,
that the hiding of the head of this bird
is instinctive, and in part compensates
for its inability to escape by flight as
other birds do. There are several mem
bers of the eat family which prey partly
upon the ostriches. It is known of these
animals that they will not feed upon the
carcasses of birds found dead, unless
forced to by starvation. In the warm
climate, of which the ostrich is native,
dead boidies soon mortify anil become
unfit food for any of the feline family of
anim Is. The ostrich feigns death, and
thereby, many times, saves its life by it.
However, if one of them happens to be a
very reasonable infidel ostrieli anil is
pushed to the necessity of ducking its
head in tbe sanil that settles it with him
forever. His doctrine has taught him by
the power of his stupendous reason that
when he iias ducked his head there is no
possibility of ever again seeing the light.
He is so persistant in his doctrine, that
even it the thought occurs to him that
he might raise his head he will not do it
lest some of his brethren accuse him of
dciiMUiit'ing liis reason. Thus lit: stands
secretly cursing iiis existence, but de
claring he can't get his head out, that he
will not take his head out, that it is tin*
only pleasant situai ion there is. and that
he will show the world that he can die
an infidel ostrieli and establish within
reason the truth of his doctrine.
The monitor of the infidel doctrine
wishes us to understand that it is found
ed in reason, and that he is therefore a
ri asonahle creature; hut
"Who reasons wisely, is not therefore
His priile is in reasoning, not acting lies."
A belief in infidelity is no more con
sistent than a belief in Christianity. If
a belief in infidelity makes it true, the
same logic* holds good in tin* case ol re
ligion; then it is not a mere matter of
lielief that tips the beam. One doctrine
oilers nothing to a strictly moral man
and is sought, accepted and practiced to
a degree of perfection by an immoral
one; the other elevates and advances the
condition of any and every individual
who zealously adheres to and practices
its teachings. While belief is not a crit
erion to certainty, neither is reason a
safe guide. Congreve savs, "Reason is
tin) power to guess at right and wrong,"
and Ingersoll says, "Reason is my liojie,"
hut flatters himself that In* is the god of
Religion is established by the testi
mony of living Christians, the manifes
tation of the Holy Spirit, and the teach
ings of the Scriptures. Infidelity is
rooted and grounded in reason, whicli is
no more a sure foundation for that doc
trine than it is for any other, and its
manifest spirit is identical with licenti
ousness. It can make no use of scrip
In the whole of the lecture "What
shall I do to be saved?".in whicli the
speaker made so many reasonable assor
ti- ns, not once was a passage from the
Bible declared an "interpolation," or
even admitted that it might be one, if in
any manner it could lie construed to
serve his purpose. He must of necessity
admit of sonio original since lie recog
nizes "interpolations."_The sum and
substance of Ingersoll's whole lecture,
expressed in bis own words, was, 'No
human being knows who wrote the
New Testament," before his polluted
breath had escaped his lips he proceeded
to tell us who did write the book. His
review of the Gospels was the most ab
surd ever delivered by a public speaker.
His dignity lias no higher mark than
distinction. His harangue was applaud
ed by those who are not given to lesson
ing and logical thought, by roughs and
scuffs whose vulgar laughs and cheers
were food for the speaker's approbation,
but by none of refinement was lie ap
plauded, unless it was for an occasional
sparkle of wit and humor. He declared
that humor carries the lantern; but
when its use is perverted and made to
dazzle the at mill and cover defects of
reasoning, more than likely they who
follow Bfter this will-'o-the-wisp will be
conducted to regions foreign to their ex
pectations. The speaker maligned us by
calling us "doubting Christians.
"Modest doubt is called
The lieacon of the wise."—
But he wished us to understand that
he hasn't any d mbt of the truth of his
infidel doctrine, and he made ns know
that his doubts of Christianity are not
even modest ones.
"There lives more faith in honest doubts,
Believe me, than in half the creeds."—
Throughout lie spurned our ability to
think and insulted our intelligence. He
gave expression to many declarations,
and expected us to accept oftheinasif
they were divine.
"He shai>ed his weapons with edge
Sopping a solemn creed with solemn
He virtually called us fools to onr fae;j
and said that, if we were so silly as
have any kind of a religious faith,
were totally devoid of reason and thj-j
fore unqualified to become infidc'.j.
Thus, shut out of Ingersoll's heaven, we
can lictler rejoice in a religion—
"By native innocence,
Divinely pure and simple from all i Is."
We suffer no loss by this exclusion,
"Religion does not censure or exclude
Unnumbered pleasures, harmlessly pur
sued." —( 'owper.
We would Ik: fools indeed to drop the
reality and grab at the shadow like
Aesop's deluded dog. We shall bang on
to the Christian faith in spite of all the
glitter and reflection of infidel thought.
A sample of the finest orator's eloquence
is here quoted : "I hate to see anyone
sacrifice the joys of this life on the altar
of tin* next,"—just as if religion detracts
anything from the joy of this life. This
was certainly no appeal to the higher
emot ions of man.
The culminating remark in point of
eloquence, with the "finest orator of to
day," was delivered by him in these
words : "There is no such thing as blas
phemy against God," which of itself is
the worst |H>ssible conception of blas
phemy. A doctrine that justifies this
will hover over and protect the whole
family of evils and encourage every
known species of sin and wickedness.
What better than a brute is a person
who has no regard for his Creator ? "He
is no society for man nor IK*ast." Such
radical infidelity is as detestable a9 out
right atheism. It is even worse when
a reasoning minil becomes so corrupt
that, while it doesn't absolutely deny
the existence of a Creator, it hurls such
eloquence at the giver of it. "Upon this
rock I stand," says the infidel ostrich,
and as long as I have my "reason" and
have no "doubts," as long as all author
ity is vested in me ("man") and I am
Colonel Ostrich, I'm not going to duck
my head until I have it to ilo, and then
it is perfectly reasonable to suppose that
that will lie the end of me. I'm Colonel
Ostrich, "Upon this rock (doctrine) I
Now the whole difference between the
two doctrines, infidelity, as propounded
by Ingersoll, anil Christianity is this:
Christianity teaches the immorality of
tue soul and the death of the body, re
cognizing all there is of reason in infide
lity, viz.: that all matter is indestruct
ible except by the hand that created it.
Infidelity, on the other hand, teaches the
immortality of tlie body (in a material
state) and the death of the soul. It is a
wonder to the writer that infidelity, con
sidering that It Is the outgrowth of philo
sophy, doesn't embrace as much, at least,
as religion does, and recognize the in
destructibility of the soul. Christianity
doesn't even teach suicide ol the body,
whilerinfidelity does teach suicide of the
"God never made his work for man to
"Hope" will say with us :
"We will think less of man and more
ot God." —Bailie.
Hillsdale, Gallatin (!o., Mont.
Wt- will sell on Saturday next atone o'clock
a lot or property, consisting of cooking and
heating stoves, carpets, furniture, etc. No
postponement. Must be sold.
PULFORI1, WILLIAMS 4 CO.
■JXOTCE OF FINAL PROOF.
Land Office at Bozeman, Mont. I
Sept. S, 18SL. /
Notice is hereby given that the following,
named settler has tiled notice of his in
tention to make final procf in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made before
the Register and Receiver at Bozeman, M. T.;.
October loth, lost, viz:
Win. J. stover. Homestead Entry, No. w,
for the SW >4 of NK % of N% of SEX-4 ofSWl-l
He mimes the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion of, said land, viz: J. Elliot, Bozeman,
M. T., Robert Orr, Henry 0erltng, .1. E. Man
ilerville, Salesville, M. T.
O. P. CHISHOLM, Register.
J^IDS FOR COAL.
Notice is hereby given that on the 15th
day of September, A. D.. 1884, the Board
of* County Commissioners will receive
bills for fifty tons of coal to lie delivered
at the Court House on or before the 1st
day of January, A. D., 1885. The coal
must be screened and free from rock and
dirt. Bids should bo addressed to M.
M. Black, County Clerk. By order of tbe
Board. M. M*. Black, County CTk.
QALLATIX COUNTY BONDS.
Not ii* is herein - given that I will with
in thirty days purchase eleven hun
dred and ninety-one dollars and forty
four cents ($1,191.44) of Gallatin
County Bonds. W. F. Sloan,
Sept. 4,1884. County Treas.
J>ROPOSALS FOR SIDEWALKS.
The undersigned will receive sealed
proposals for a period of seven ilavs from
date of this issue for the construction of
- feet of sidewalk on the west side of
Rouse street, lietween Main and Mon
tana streets in the City of Bozeman, Gal
latin County, Montana Territory, said
walk to be six feet wide of two inch
plank laid crosswise on three stringers
4x4 inches. All bids will be opened at
the City Hall in said Bozeman, on Thurs
day the 18th day of September, 1884, at
2 o'clock, p. m., in the presence of all
such bidders as choose to be present.
The right to reject any and all bids is re
served. All communications to be ad
dressed to the undersigned.
Archie McDonald, Street Com.
Dated Sept. 10,1884.
^"OTICE TO TAX-PAYERS.
Notice is hereby given that the Com
missioners of Gallatin County, will meet
on the 15th day of September, A. D.. 1884
as a Board of Equalization, as provided
by law. All persons interested are no
tified to be present and show cause why
the Assessment List Submitted by the
Assessor ol said County shall not lie ac
cepted. M. M. Blask, County CTk.
Bozeman, Sept. 2, 1884.
To school taachers and all persons hold
ing teachers eerlificate tram County Supt.
of Schools. Notire is horeby given that
the Teacher's Institute for Gallatin
County, will convene at the Public
SchiKii building in Bozeman on Thurs
day, October 2nd, and continue three
days. Geo. W. Monroe,
Co. Supt. Pub. Schools.
We have just received an advance or
order of clothing whicli we would like
to have the people in this vicinity, call
at once and inspect.
The lot includes
DOUBLE BREASTED SACKS,
SINGLE BREASTED SACKS,
SINGLE BREASTED FROCKS.
of the latest cut. This is one of the fin
est lotn of clothing that we ever had
come into onr store, and will, we hope,
be inspected by ail purchasing clothing
We have also in stock a complete line
for Ranchmen and Miners, which we
are pleased to show at anv time, whether
we make a sale or not.
Mr. Willson is now east Imyin g a line
of Dry Goods, whicli we shall Ik* able to
"lay down" here for less money than
any ever bought liefore. The existing
price in the east are very low, and goods
will be sold cheaper this fall than ever
ONE PRICE STORE,
BOZEMAN, - - MONTANA,
Established 1 Still.
A barrel at
CEMENT BY THE
A. LAMME & CO.
W ANTED—200 HORSES TO PAS
ture during the summer. Apply
at office of Dr. Carroll.
F OR SALE—GOOD SEED OATS &
peas for sale, at
dl21tf T. C. Power & Co.
F OR SALE—I HAVE FOR SALE
five hundred tons of line, good, clean
ice, which I will sell cheap during the
season, delivered to a. n y part of the city
or on tars, free. 1171f II. Cleveland.
Hillsdale, M. T., June 11. 1884.
AH persons found hunting or fishing
on the premises of the undersigned, after
this date, will positively Ik: prosecuted
according to the law.
Cornelius Melton, A. Benhart, J. S.
Ballard, G. H. Butts, Rufus Thompson.
Street Bros . Alf. Johnson. A. Mellon.
Hillsdale, M. T., Aug. 17.1884.
All persons found bunting or fishing
on the premises of the undersigned, after
this date, will lie prosecuted according to
Ä. M. Craven, George William, II. E.
P or Sale.
At a bargain, a complete restaurant
outfit at Cooke, with a large assortment
of fine groceries—have other business on
hand. Apply at once to W. F. Biilling
maver, Cooke. Gallatin county. Montana.
Four hundred acres of choice farming
or grazing land, on Middle creek, about
five miles from Bozen c,- immediately
below tbe West Gallal ,i canal, and on
the proposed line of the Utah & North
ern railroad. Terms, cheap foreash. For
father information call on W. A. lines.
F OR SALE OR RENT—A LARGE
Hotel, situated at Red Bluff, Madi
son County. The house is built of stone
and is 36x40 in a good mining camp, and
a fine location for any one who wants to
run a hotel. The stages between Vir
ginia and Bozeman stuns for meals in the
Stimuler, ami stay all night in Winter.
Address—.!. B. Weaver, Central Park,
or L. B. Olds, Red Bluff.
Taken up July 7th, 1884, one small bay
horse—three white feet, star in face,
brand letter M on left shoulder. Owner
can have the same by proving property
and paving for this advertisement.
W. A. Harwood.
Jut Received at Willson A lewis a
Fresh Supply or.
Figs in Cordial,
Peaches in Brandy,
R. and R. Boned Turkey,
Fine Imported Strawberries,
Gordon & Dillworth's Preserves,
Imported Jams and Jellies,
R. and R. Boned Chicken.
Truffled Chicken Liver,
Sauces of all Kinds, .
LYNDE & CO.,
Shingles and Building Paper.
5,000,000 FEET LUMBER »«J LOGS
Sole Agents for the Omaha Paints
PROPRIETORS OF THE
Salesville Mills» and JStoj er-s^iler»v.i lie. Montana
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Have Just Arrived, and we are Selling them at Astonishingly Ikiw Prices
SCHÜTTLER WAGONS AT A BARGAIN.
Deere Celebrated GILPIN Sulky Plows.
WE ARE SOLE AGENTS FOR THE
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Cultivators and Harrows. We make a specialty of Domestic Sewing Mschines
Wool Sacks, Twine, Hay Forks, Lard Oils, Etc. We call especial at
tention to the well-known fact that we keep a full lins of
repairs for all Goods we handle.
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