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FBLL & VROOMAN.
(;en. G rant has r.sanued his literary
Nothing frerh froa the Canaldian
T'he) crop of ca:,lves throughout this
scctin of Montana n ill hle surprisingly
The Sullivan Ryan prize tight which
was to take place in Iluttc, is rcportedl
off. 'Tis well.
lion. Martin Maginnis is now in
Baltimore in attendance at an army
re-union. He will return to Montana
The Minneapolis Evening Journal,
ane of the brightest paipers in the
Northwest, is now printed on a hoe pa
perfecting ,ress. and is issued from a
Iew and elegant quarters. a
The Helena Herald says that the
laws passed at the last session of the
legislative Assembly have been in
part printed and that the balance will
be printed within three weeks.
Lost, strayed or stolen-A G(;overnor
for Montana. When last heard from,
he was lingering on the banks of the
Hudson, in Dutchess county, New
York.--Miner. Branded "N. G." on
Mark D. Flower, inspector of steam
vessels for the district embraced be
tween Keokuk, Iowa and Ft. Benton, i
M. T., was removed on the ist inst. (
and George lIayes,of Stillwater. .\linn. I
appointed to the vacancy.
A telegram was receivedt at Fort l
Maginnis this week stating that Eng- !
land had declared war against Russia
but our latest exchanges indicate h
an entirely different situation across i
the water. The outlook is more t
Johnny Kountz, the Commander a
in Chief of the (;rand Army of the
Republic, "Drummer Boy of Mission
Ridge," is Montana's guest, this week. di
He will receive a royal welcome at
the hands of the Butte and Helena d(
post. He "stacked" his drum took a
gun andl charged with his regiment at
Mission Ridge, but lost a leg in the
assault. His home is in Toledo, Ohio.
A Washington special to the St.
Paul (;lobe, says: "The time has
arrived when United States Marshal
llotkin of Montana will step down and I
out. The charges made against this
ofticial during President Arthur's term,
it is stated, have been looked into by
the present administration and sus
tainted. The attorney general has
notified the marshal that his resigna.
tion will be accepted, otherwise his
removal will follow."
An important case vas tried at Ubet
on Thursday and Friday of last week,
it being an investigation by the Land
()tffice as to whether Charles Severance s
had made proper settlement and cul of
tivation in his l)re-empltson entry made I
some time ago. Special inspector of i.
the Gen*-ral Land Otlice, Washington, wi
D. C., Henry J. lHarrison, conducted na
the examination for the government he
and A. R. harrows for Severance. by
Testimony of a number of witnesses
was taken for submission to the is
department. It will probably be sonme
time before a decision is reaciled.
CONllYT SCIM Ttum i "U<l
There seemts to be a contagousil, m
eplidemic prevailing in all the school Cal
districts throughout Mleagher county. I pa)
From W1hite Sulphur Springs to sec
Maiden is wafted on the breeze con- mal
tention and strife. Our public school tipl
system mutst be faulty, our teachers to s
incompetent and Iparents unreasonable, suc,
to bring about such a state of affairs. of t
if there i, olne tliing that should h elan,
the pride and glory ou a tflnew countr,
it is the public sclhnd--t'e fuundatlt,r'
rock on whit h society nmst build tfoi
the ftuture. We have no desire to
take itsue with any faction or tninle
i'n ic.JI quatrels. lit the public- wCho-!
y is a ullic: iatter and it' Illangement
and1 succ'cs, has a!waJs been watched
with great solicitude by the press in
Srevery communlity. It is not the qlues
tion as to who is responsible for petty
strifes and discords. thie fact that the
exist to the detrimnct of a whole com
nrunity, is the appalling feature. \No
doubt patents are :t fI.ult nine times
lout of ten. The management of
ischool children has ever been a vexa
tious problem. Sone children are
never made to mind at home, so when
sent to school the rules there laid
down become too restrictive and irk
some; they disobey and are i)unished,
go home to their parents with a talc
of woe that arouses sympathy for
the child and hatred for the teacher,
when the pupil had scarcely receised
the punishment he or she deserved.
i'1he teacher can be the only judge oft
a child's conduct during school hours,
and as there can be no progress made
without older, who is expected to
make the pupil obey? The honme
influence and training of children is
what determines their epl,ortmcnt in'i
Teachers are often incompetent,
physically and mentally, for the duties
r and responsibilities assumel. 'They
take a school as means of livelihood
e in the absence of some other occupa
tion, not because they love the work
or have received a special training for'
its duties. Title will work a change
in this regard, and a cautious boardi
of trustees will soon experience but
little trouble in securing good material
in the way of teachers.
Maiden district has had its school
troubles and our trustees will soon be
casting about for another teacher. I
A suitable school building should first,,
be l)rovided however, and steps cannot
be taken any too soon in the matter.
If there is one thing in which we I
have had occasion to envy Lewistown,; i
it is her school anti the estimable and
thoroughly competent teacher it has I
been their fortune to sc-ure. b;utcven I
in Lewistown there are low murmur
ings and discord. When any com- s
munity thinks it can procure talent for v
nothing it makes a mist:.ke, and to
displace a competent teacher for an P
untried aspirant, in order to save a few
dollars, would be the very acme of1 t
In Cottonwood, matters could not nc
be much worse than they are at 6gi
present. One-half of the school chlil
dren are attending school, the other F.
half are at home. While in Cotton. ,.
wood last week, Mrs. Hawson handed hi
us the following note, reqluesting its th
publication. In explanation, she sy s Ic;
her (laughter is not old enough to j re
omply with the teacher's demands: an
Mitt. .Hsw ,s-I-I i- ,.ll,,,,irv , i An s rih. fr' th
!lil. il a u ry wIr . o",n d t to. ..Il, ,l, . ti.. .w, Iin",.
i.f to-. . sllw. a. ni rilith a .t. .ik
iftig io i,, 4 now aUt I nrlllaill t .a .I l Al
H 1 , M. J. F P.r-.
is Without any desire to criticise .ils
Earle we think the proper course
would have been to have laid tll
matter before the trustees and no
assumed authority to exlpel the chik
from school because she refused t(
sweep. No child should be deprived
of an opportunity of getting an edu.
cation on such grounds. It is a trivial
matter at any rate, and the teacher
who cannot secure the voluntary assist.
ance of scholars, should do the work
herself. This matter should be settled
by the school board in every (listli t.
In some instances in this county it
is c:limell a particuliar religious sect
wants to dominate over the public
schools. To them we say: hands ofl:
'he public school belongs to the
Iwlople. They must be as free a. the
mountain air. The Jeu, (;entile,
Catholic, Protestant and Infidel all
pay taxes that their children may
secure an education to aid them itll
making a liveiillocnal--to learn the Ilmul
tiplication table, write andl spell, not
to study tile mysteries of tile apjxtolic
succession or the uInlathllonIale miracle
of the trinity. I'araphr.asing the utter
ane ( of tIe lalelnleldI Gl. )ix. m v.
woul d say. ""I he first churrch that l.lvn
its hands on the p,I.! i chools, shoot
it on the spot."
A serious acicidentt occ'urred this;
forenoon in the ()ro, ('lche mine,
in which Thomas Ctuil:1a1, was the
unfortunate victim. It seens hle hltd
put a "snuff" to a fuse and then has
tcned out of the mine to escale the.
mowder smoke and contcussion of the
expllosion, while at the same time an,
explosion -:curred at another ipoint
in the mine, sot)me 60 foot distant.
Not hearing from his fuse and thinking J
the concussion if tlhe other shot had
put out the light he went back into
the mine intending to split the fuise
and re-light it; when in the act ofj
loing so the explosion i<tcurred. Tom'
eceiving the "tamping" in his face,
hlich is badly powder burned and
wollen. Ilis e)es were entirely
losed by powder and iuhl.,mation and;
is at present imlpossible to :jcertain
he injury they sustaianed. We, with
he public. earnestly hobje his eye
ight will escalp uninjured.
omlie Fort aginnis N1ews.
:n i .iesut. Robertson dld ~ ,; , go hlnt
It in ing on Satutr iay last.
.11r. Hillihgs has been 'itin_:: Dr
tent,! .Mlis. Stone, at the iK)st.
uties "'Ah 'twas only a . , Iy o t II
'hey ThI is is strictly in quotation iltarks."
food The p;'l.1to is exCect' 1. wli tilt
ups- usual "*rIc" a"t'ntiin, its visits.
Work about the Both inst.
SThe militarv nlinI is quit.' t'ort i- I1
Sfor oer tle Russo I'.:gFislh .airt alni ;rIS
rige ioulv awalts the dlcclar.aiioli of iulr
yard which is belive. I :o be inc.itabl.
but within a sholt timeii.
trial Present appeara.inc. iniliate' t:.tt
there will Ile little or noi work ;tr ianl
portion of the .1l .hinnisi gi.arisibn ,
tool the Northern hordl this sumlmlnr, ant
be we will probaly lie left to an uneient
her. flul round of the ollinary lPost routinle.
First Lt. Scott returnied to the post on
not Thursday last front ilis trill down the
Musselshell. le rleports halint ig bt',n
attacked and nearly bitten, by ain ;hitle
we lope. which he shut nd kiled--suit t!
in, ; in self ldefense.
md Lieut. .M1,c i onal I lhas :"'ie on a
has pie-wc to Rocky Loint 11 I it proive
I pleasant he will Itroba:bly stay. abiout a
m:lonth. He and his escort lmoved utl
ur- of the ·iarrison-- lci in froit --.,,
in- Saturlday ntornlin~, and l.cprented a
for very iiiiling aplllpeJarailet.
to The 18thll Infantry h'iv"es t'is die
an partnelnt sttnetillie ill tite iiillh ofl
)July, probably. It is to await the
arrival of the aoth, which it is exlced
of to Ie on hand lhere about the nlllllc
of that nionth. It is not known what
it colmpanies of the 0oth coic to 1Ma
l (; and I companies of the iStith
rInfantry, exchange rtspectively, for
lr Forts Reno and (Gibo,. Indian "Ty.,
n- where we hope they' will hiave pleaslilt
d homlne for tlhe next few years--until
ts the next "shake upl." 'flhe iSth will
s leave the DIepartment we believe, with
' thel regret of their friends in oIther
lregiments whoIm the leavc Ihbehind.
and of all their ac,,luaintlil .S u ion"
the good citirenls of the cl'tritory.
Fire in Billing..
A fire i:I illings last Saturday night
s destroyed the whole of blocik i r.
c Lo.ss $60C., J. .1 W. Cobb, dlaniiger
c ously burned. The new Gazette pub
, lishing compilany one of the principal I
losers. SupIpi.osd to i.t the work of
'Warnl & Payne No. ti," 7 tii-h hilaue
1 I reLp r, . all " atll . Ir " lllh i* llll I, rtI1(
1 i . .i·r ft . .llu - y II li- al f, ll ."
h Sharlk s, l,.Irht ilro,. ,l rl ii & li, ' ii:t d All'f
","nd +1 I s pay f..rIra 1 "1 1Ir ..' wrti '&iai.'Fu l S
The Only First-Class Hotel in the City.
=z - - 2.o00 PE* R 7nA
Fine Sample Room in Connection.
or. . cDOC, Prop.
Munn a Fletcher, InS.T aINT l~l";
House, Sign AmOusY FERO
CARIAGE PApJTmea Star Launciy,
lVe rk' GIE HE I'rl Ihnnl.i 1 k GIVE thERk TEit
it I rielwr Best Laundr y I Tow~n.
Broadwater, MoNamara & Co., Post s
Ft. aFt innis, K. T.
IANNOUNCE To " 11 Hutt About wln.
IIzst of ýý
They will reecive fromii tlh En14t ai Irge. liial of
New & Saleable Goods!
Makjing their `itiwk ('uiotplete in all l)'"jatrtumo 14t. .1K tofqrn
w e w ljil 1 111 i to k e el il n .' tn e·k T HE B E S T o3f (i o olIw a . i"mibru
III,14. lhiii.l 124Y,*r 4143 fru',i llirat 111114124I. ail LARG)E
QUAZ4TfTIEs m1141 FOR CASH. we wl
I,111 I4.1-M 44I bIi IIi 3. 0 Our 1(0 kL ..f
Plows, Harrow Teeth: Garden Seed
L. at 1'I4%4 lt 0 ( 'j. tull . 1We 1114 that'i hl L~ui2 iiii ~ Biii ol4 ahr
""11IT(Ill":L :' 11:(.()XS,:l l'. ciplet li~t ,.f 1au~t·* illll will ,.1.1
1th41a1 at I 43 ltoi L 1k ri,'..
lRth rt.ll l (uuolri . *'.Wl :1114 . 4 its I fi'r' j Ipl liiig
YOUR SPRING SUPPLIES.
ilTHOMPSON & HIGLEY,
Groceries, Tobacco, Ciga
of |hoot..Iu t, e -, i iit: 1,, t t qt., ý,, t,,,. h:;I,.
ie. Montana Street Foot of Main Street.
M,, aiden, - Montana.
T. C. POWER sa R
I LEWISTOWN, - MONT.,
'o ii.n. l iit l aI r ,f 4ll K i. l, I , .f
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Dry Goods and Notions
FI. l,l,r eh, lll)li' tlrl, 1;en' , iiFit r i" ..l , Ill,iu, I':l'l: . - ., . W h . , . il-, Sit ,te".,
,1t, 11'001 Ia )ti. ..- ot, r.I , hi vy '4ill r t.4..H.ls nld it
Fine Line of Clothing.
Marelwarn. In all Its ranrtersa. Ir ryl al l s Itlauswrr.
In addition tonii l n we kIeep a fll lin l ofi
- Agricultural Implements A
Sucl as Sulky n'low. --i l, kiikg a-l Stirrig, Siineti '.! I"e a,,. r
rows anil harrow lecel. . ('( )I'iR W\1.\;0)NS, ghilrantcil. the Stlt
inalc.e. Wiagon Co'vers, Iluggics, iu'klir,Is and ku,Ill ('arts. Hil, ... "1
4Saddhry. iPWe aim ton kccl, vcerytI ng .ll ile i er. In .Il!inattui t I
our il nse Stock we also, iilvrtc youlr inlpl!itln oif I'riars sit :It l:1t1