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'THE GOVERNINM PURPOSE.
Wgiften for the TBIBuxE. "-Life without an object cannot live." rxmi the cradle to the grave there rtunst be one continual struggle. For flere is implanted in every heart a restless longipg after something high e, nobler, better. It is this that has nolied the wheels of progress along the world's upward course of culture, that has stimnlated;philosophy, quick .~ science, and been the mighty ir ce in the uplifting of the race. In the vigor of youth little atten tion is given to the question of the s.eaning and value of life. It appears ns a held infinite in possibilities and -f boundiess scope; an arena for the vxercise.of every power and the do ~elopment of every :faculty. Intoxi , ted by each success, man hurries .r.n to new achievement. Giving no beedt to those around hm,. he presses -)a toward the goal of his existence. ie attains his object, his all-absorb img aim is won; but it gives no satis ar~ition, for his idol has crumbled into ximmnon clay. Brooding thought set t in the mind the conviction that the aims of life furnish no adequate Sruompense for its toils. All is vani ty and life one sorrow. The sum of nil its pleasures is far out-weighed by the burden of pain. Human ex i~t.ee becomes unbearable, and the mind is stamped with the seal of As eticism. From an individual doubt with re gard to the worth of mortal life, pes Ssimism has developed into a philoso phy that includes not only the pres entL but, reaching out its spectral arm beyond the limit of human vision, blots out the future. It would de rrive live of all itsibrightness and all its hope. Discoloring all with its =iombre hues, it would convert the whole world to melancholy. Look ing only on the failure, desolation and wreak on every hand, it concludes that this is the worst conceivable of worlds. Man's misfortune is birth; :his great blessing death; and the best possible issue of all things. annihila tion,-annihilation of hope, life, im .nertality, eternity. It would set at naught. "'Even the enduring laws of God Which are not of today nor yesterday But live from everlasting." Believing that virtue is its own re w.ard and that morality can stand ,alone, cynicism would urge a life of benevolence, of high andinoble being; a life replete with good deeds, in or saxe.that our ephemeral lives may live after us in the good we have done; preserved in lives made better by our presence; immortal for human time. And that, at last we may attain the highest consummation - extinction; .and "be gathered like a scroll within the tomb unread forever." This is a doctrine designed to meet all human aspirations, to satisfy every .yearning of the soul. Such a philos .sphy. in its essence and unmodified, .annot be otherwise than pernicious. Regarding all high and noble ideals as dear illustrations that Leset us on 'ar devious path, pessimism would remove all the beauty and poetry from life. In' declaring that our higher attributes are only the lower thnat have mistaken themselves for something else, it would deprive us s all incentive to improvement. It dwarfs the intellect and starves the soul. Pessimism is the policy of de spair; despair that is 1eath,--death in life. The robust mind under all condit ions, shrinks from so dark and cheer less a philosophy. To human nature the silver lining of the cloud is ever most attractive. Man prefers to en joy these phantoms of creation while he may; and turning a deaf ear to the cynic, he courts the pleasures of the weold. Losing sight of the serious side of life, and ever prone to ex tremes, he makes endemonistic enjoy znent his one sole end and aim. All nature shall contribute to his joy; and earth, and air, and sky must bend to do his pleasure. Unconsciously and naturally he has embraced the amiable philosophy of optimism. Everything has assumed a roseate hue. All is for the best in this best of possible worlds; for, to him, whatever is is right. Misfortune, adversity and calamity are meaning less. There is no place for the re former. For the world is working -out its own salvation. There is nc need of energy nor ambition; no in centive to earnestness and enthusi asm. Soothed by the sweet lullabyes of indolence, he rests at ease. No chord within his bosom beats respon sive to the the thoughts of fear. Heedless of all noble aspirations he gives himself up to the enjoyment of the hour: eating, drinking and mer riment fill up the sum of his days. And yet he does seem to carry the air of eternity about him, sleeping and trifling about nothing as he does. Op, timism, removing ali :icentive to moral, intellectual and spiritual im provement, would reduce man to mere animalism with no thought but for the gratification of the moment. In its pure form, optimism is ruin to body, mind, and soul. Life is more than the sum of its pains and pleasures; and happiness is not our being's end and aim. It is, and must forever be, a struggle on ward, upward: a life for the future and not for the present alone; a beau tiful and noble thing, earnest because there is such a prize within our reach, and solemn because we may f. il to attain it. Pessimism alone cannot give us this conception; the optimist cannot meet it. And yet every time life, forced to serious thought by an ever-pressing pessimism and to an eternal, insup pressible hope by a God given optim ism, will embrace both philosophies. Thus viewed, life will take on a new meaning, no longer aimless or fruit less. All things will become intensi fied, beautified and transfigured. Self-denial and self-sacrifice for the good of others will be a joy; because they are highways to the good of all. Our aim shall be to make the dark places brighter, rough spots smooth er, burdens lighter, and the world better for our having lived. So shall we fulfil our mission, help to lift the world toward heaven and "Make life, death, and the vast forever one grandJ. sweet song." L. M. C. Cattle Attacked With Texas Fever. J. T. Carlin's band of cattle re cently received from Jefferson. Mis souri, have been: attacked:with Texas fever. They are quarantined near Bozeman by the Montana veterinary surgeon. The disease,was communi cated to them by a band :of Texas cattle at Missouri valley, Iowa. These" cattle are en route to the Tongue river country, Montana, and cattlemen are very apprehensive that the disease will spread. Already twenty one head of Carlin's band have died and many more are ex pected to succumb to the disease. The extreme rowdy west i: a bad place for a quack doctor or dentist to turn up in, for while he may succeed in gulling a few, he is bound to make a mistake sooner or later, and His Satanic Majesty is to pay generally. A cowboy named Clay Allison, at Los Vegas, sold a lot of steers the other day,"and as one of his teeth was j troubling him, instead of going off on a high lonesome, and spoiling the town for any future use, he very wisely, or unwisely as it sub:sequent ly proved, called upon a dentist to have his aching tooth patched up. The alleged dentist, knowing that he had plenty of money with him, decid ed to make all he could, and proceed ed to bore a hole in a perfectly sound tooth, and fill it. Being the rankest kind of a quack he bungled, and the result was that he split the tooth. The patient got mad_ and went to another dentist, who inforemd him oflthe state of affairs. At this his anger waxed hotter, and returning to the slaughter house of the , :ack, he Naitional Bank Of Great Falls, M. T. CAPITAL, $50,000 C. A. BROADWATER, PRESIDENT. H. O. CHOWEN, VICE PRESIDENT. L. G. PHELPS, CASHIER. A. E. DICKERIMAN, ASS'T CASHIER. DIRECTORS: C. A. BROADWATER, H. O. CHOWEN, E. SHARPE, S. E. ATKINSON, A. E. DICKERMAN, L. G. PHELPS. A general Banking business transacted. fchange drawn on the principal points in the United States and Europe. Prompt attention given collection. Interst paid onTime Deposits. BANKING HOURS, 9 A. M., 3 P 3tI. grabbed a pair of forceps knocked the fiend down, and clinching on to a nice, sound double back tooth, brought it out with a pop that made the poor wretch's head swim. At ;the next grab, he got a front tooth and a por tion of the man's upper lip, and had only succeeded in ripping his face half off, when thecrowd that had been attracted by the man's screams, in terfered, and pulled the cowboy off. This should be a warning to quacks who contemplate going out West in search of a fortune.--Peck's Sun. Save the Children. Detrimental food whiteh by reason of their superior strength, may not seriously affect the health of adalts, as is well known, frequently acts upon the more delicate organs of the chi.l to produce disorders of the' most seriies character. The amount of laudanum or other poison that would be harmless to an adult will cause the death of an infant. This great difference between the vitality of adults and children is too generally overlooked in the preparation of food. Because no harm immediately perceptible comes to the adult by the use of an article of food, no thought is given to the effect it may have upon the more delicate organs of inferior age. Children diet largely upon came an I ,read, and these articles if light, swweet nd composed of materials that are free from injurious substances, are easily :igested., nutritious and wholesome. There is a danger to our children,, how aver, lurking in their bread and cake which is too often lost sight of. 1These articles are now leavened largely by baking powders, and when pure and wholesome baking powders are used they make not only the most palatable food, but one much more wholesome and nu tritive than if leavened with yeast or cream tartar and soda. The trouble arises from the fact as shown by recent scientific tests by the Government chem ists and by official boards of health,that all these baking powders, with the single exception of the Royal, contain either lime, alum, phosphates, or acids of an in jurious character. Therefore when bread or cake is made with the use of these cheap baking powders the ingredi ents (which are present through the ef forts of the manufacturers to produce a cheaper article) pass into the food and are taken into the delicate organs of childhood where they are the source of \ erv much of the disease with which our children are afflicted. Persons who have not strong constitu tions, growing girls, young children and nursing imother:s are particularly liable to the evil effects produced by the introduc tion of the adulterants named as found in the cheap baking powders. Heartburn and the prevalent forms of indigrestion are often solely traceable to the action of alum on the delicate coats of the stomach. Prof. Willard Parker, U. S. Surgeon General Hammond, Prof. Alonzo Clark, most eminent physicians of New YorK, with scores of others, have written and spoken most earnestly of the evils arising from partaking of such food. There should be as much care in the choice of a baking powder as in obtaining pure milk or in having a prescription compounded from pure drugs and not front poisons. The matter is one of the greatest im portance, particularly to the rising gen eration, and while our concervative law makers are making up their minds as to the proper legislation to stop the sale of the poisonous compounds, mothers will do well to study it carefully. The house keeper will experience no inconvenience in discarding the use of the adulterated baking powder, if she has been using it, as the Royal Baking Powder upon the purity and wholesomeness of which all the Government chemists agree, is equal ly accessible; but she will need to exer cise a close watch upon her packages from the grocer in order to prevent the interior !lirands from creeping into her kitchen unawares. In what we have felt it our duty" to say in reference to the subject of baking powder there is no intention to disparage the work of the products of those many manufacturers in other lines of food products who, with conscientiousness and liberality, are serving the public with pure and wholesome articles of diet. JUST RECEIVEDI A Large InIoie[ of Dry Goods, Ladies -- and -- Gentlemens' -- Shoes, Carpets, Notions, Etc. My Stock Now Complete in Every Resjpec I can Thankfully say that my Stock is the Largest, the best Selected and the most Complete of any North of Itelena. I will sell the Goods at as low Prices as they can be bought for in Montana. I now have for sale the celebrated Wieeler & Wilson Sewinvdu% Man And will have the Domestic and Singer machines in a ehort time.. Gentlemens' Clothing Made to Orde.r. CENTRAL AVE. - - - - - - - - REA FALS. First National Bank, OF HELENA, MONT. Paid-Up Capital - $500B)00 Surplus and Profits - $300l00; Individual Deposits 82,300,000 1 Governnment Deposits 100,000' S. T. HAUSER, President, A. J. DAVIS, Vice-President E. W. KNIGHT, Cashier. T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT, Ass't-atsh. ASSOCIATE BANKS: FIRST NATIONAL, Fort Benton, Montana, MISSOULA NATIONAL, Missoula,. Montana. FIRST NATIONAL, Butte, Montana. A General Banking Business Transacted.. Montana National Bank. OF HELENA, MOZTT., ORGANIZED NOVEMBER, 1882. C. A. BROADWATER, President. A. G. CLARKE, Vice-President. E. SHARPE, Cashier. UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY. Paid-Up Capital, - - - $250,00.100 Surplus and Profits, RECTRS: - 60,000400 DIRECTORS: S. C. ASHRY, B. F. POTTS, N. H. WEBSTER, HERMAN GANS, S,- H. CROUNSE, H. F.GALEN,, R. B. HARRISON, C. W. CANNON AND A. H. WILDE, OF ST. PAUL. R S. Hale & Cio. (HALE'S NEW BLOCK), Wholesale and Retail Dealers in flruS, Uiemegias anl tMedicina, Fancy Toilet Articles, Paints, Oils & Brushes. And all goods to be found in a thoroughly stocked drug store. Pantienlar attention giveaio orders from country physicians and customers. AlLmedieines warranted fresh and genuine and of the best quality Horse and Cattle conditie powders; shaeep dip, kc. Orders by mail will receive prompt attention. PARIS G II)NON. THEO. GIBSON ATTENTION WOOLMEN!. Rams from the celebratred flocks of Geo. Campbell's Sous. of Ver- mont. These rams williehere by Mavr 1'st. and will therefore be in excellent Icoliition for the coming season., They are especially adapted for this. climate and are noted for their fleece and I hardihood. We will sell thelse raims at a very low fignue and we invite your early inspection of them. Promnpt attention civen to correspondence. For further particulars Addrctss PARIS GIBSON & SON, (reat Falls, lnomtana. DEVINE'S HOTEL, SUN RIVER, . - - - MONTANA Best meals and Most comfortable rooms of any Hotel between Benton and Heiena. Pian. in Par lor for use of guests. RATES--Room and Board per Day, $1.50 Parties Travelling Will Please Not Hesitate to Wake me at any Hour of the Night. JOHN DEVINE, PROPRIETOR 1V. SILVE RM N, PROPRIETOR Helen Armory DE.L Fresh Frui, Tobaoo, iga &. Main ~raet, RelenaT, Manaa