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NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS NOW
REGISTERED STAND AT SEVENTY-FIVE. NECESSITY FOR DORMITORY SHOWN Some Facts to Be Considered In Con nection With Bonding Plan—How the Dormitory Plan Would Benefit Country Districts. Registrations during the past week which have brought the total of non resident pupils to 75, has empasized to the school authorities more forci bly than ever the need of a school dormitory for non-resident students. Beside the 75, who are now in actual attendance, 32 young people are known to have been prevented from register ing, owing to their inability to find homes in Lewistown or to pay the price required for board in private families. This would mean a regis tration of 107 under more favorable conditions, a proportion of non-resident students in this school which is quite unparalleled in any other county or city high school in the state. The county is confronted with a boarding school requirement and responsibility, is, as yet, without the boarding school ' facilities and opportunity for boarding school regulation and advan tage. , Under pressure of the above condi tions, the county high school board has decided to submit to the voters of the county the question of the construc tion of a dormitory for non-resident students. They believe it will insure to the constantly increasing number and advancement and obtainable in no other way. They believe, also, that the establishment of a dormuory sys tem will result in making the school of greater value to the rural sections of the county and will make the school a county school; in fact, as weB as in theory, of or organization. They also believe, that with dormitory ac commodations, the school can play a distinctly valuable part in an advanced and efficient system of county educa t5 t5 The advantage to the students, who are registered in school or will regis ter, cannot be questioned. At present, these students are quartered about in the town, wherever they can find op portunity. In many homes, these pu pils do not have rooms to themselves, and their only opportunity to study is in the distracting company of the younger children or in the living room and about the family table. In a number of cases, sisters, brothers and sister, or the brothers and sisters or two different families are renting a small house and are housekeeping. In some cases, these houses become the evening rendezvous of other young peo pie of their acquaintance—to the dan ger of at least their hours of study of all concerned. Three young boys, students of the school, are at present "baching" in a chicken house, in the outskirts of town. Others have lived for an entire year in tents while at tending school. Over none of these young people can any authoritative care or restraint be exercised or re strictions as to evening conduct im DOSGCl. To these pupils, dormitory accom modations would be of inestimable service as furnishing them opportunity for more rapid advancement of which their already proven ambition would lead them to take prompt advantage. Yet not for these pupils is the dor mitory of sorest need, but for the chil dren who have not the persistence or the physical hardihood to endure such conditionh ;the children who will not be allowed to leave home for school attendance unless some place where systematic, authoritative home supervision is available; in general, the children, who, residents of the county, but not living in a town hav ing a high school are, for one reason or another, debarred from a high school education. There are a la number of such young people in the county, known to the school authori ties to whom a dormitory would make possible the obtaining of an education, and who, for lack of a dormitory in connection with their county high school, must be deprived of their ,iust due and must be handicaped for life. In a dormitory beside the material and hygienic advantages of a scienti fically administered community home, there would be a great advantage of evening supervision. Regular evening study hours would be required and enforced. Students would not be al lowed from their rooms on school eve nings except under extreme and un usual circumstances and these circum stances known in detail by the dormi tory authorities. Living expenses for the students, for both room and board could be kept within a very reasonable limit. The dormitory would include a boarding club run co-operatively and at cost, co-ordinating to some extent with the domestic science department of the school to their great and mate rial advantage. The students would care for their own rooms with daily Inspection and triere would be oppor tunity for those wishing to do so, to earn a portion of their expenses by work in the dormitory out of school hours. Such is the plan worked out by the school board to meet the problem of non-resident students in the Fergus county high school. That it is a per fectly practical and feasible one, the hundreds of dormitories and boarding schools in the East and Middle West bear witness. In setting forth this plan of dormi tory organization, the board wish to bespeak for the plan consideration from the same point of view of general ■ounty advantage and interest which has been their motive in promoting the plan. Certain towns in the county have within the two or three years, put in one or more years of high schol work. Residents of such towns will perhaps, at first thought, be skep tical as to the continued need, in Lew istown, of dormitory accommodation at the county high school. A moment's reflection will show that increase in the school population of the county is far more rapid is the increase in school population of the towns where one or more years of high school work al ready is or will be established. For more schools were organized, this fall, than during any previous year, yet notwithstanding this fact, the increase in non-resident registration at the county high school was never so mark ed as at this time. The members of the entering class this year are near ly double in number those of last year. The non-resident attendance at the county high school will never be di minished or its growth even seriously impaired, by the organization of small er high schools in the county. Lewis town is the railroad and commercial center of Fergus county. With its evi dent attractiveness as a place of resi dence and the strong and well-equipped °ounty high school already established, its certainty of continuing as the edu cational center of the county is inevi table. Some of the towns which have start ed a year of two of high school work, have admittedly started their system because of inability on the part of their pupils to find places to board in Lew istown Some of these towns have professed their readiness, even their desire to discontinue their schools whenever some systematic plan of tak ing care of their young people can be inaugurated at their county school. Other of the schools aim to confine their work to one or two years' of high school, with the purpose of doing the last year or years of work at the county school. These schools are working upon the county high school course of study, are receiving semes ter examinations from the county high school, and are practically extension department of the county high school. A most excellent system of county ed ucation could be formulated for the whole county—which would involve would involve the doing by such schools as chose, of schnni St or , the first two years of high ieits nf W f°, rk ~ eqUipping for the sub lets of these years only, and doing whic°h UEh y ii h ® WOrk of those studies tie lahnr U * d require comparatively lit ; h r"sr. quiring special equipment, until the last two years of the course, which years would be done at the county hll?f Ch0 ( °i' Pupils could then be at and at fL * St Part 0f their cou rse, and at the county school for the latter part and maturer years of their course A course, organized like this would " <*?« efficiency In ,h e fine,, tional life of our county and would ha a great incentive in bringing pro L s sive settlers to this county but he' «n, Lr," £ caring fer in ' for systematically latter 8 X ofThf, 8 pe ° p, » d " rl "e thj tl.eTo« P „Ty t «Lo1 e ' r 00U ''"' Wh,,e <" Furthermore, the establishment of * certain forTlf a f ricultu re, which is certain for the next year in the county school, providing adequate accommoda tions can be provided, will bring a large number of students from the country to the county school and will make the dormitory a doubly impera tive need. Agriculture is more and more coming to be recognized as the predominant interest of this section,! and the agricultural course will meet with the hearty approval of the farm ing communities. Both the dormitory and the agricultural course are for the especial benefit of the rural sec tions of the county and are designed to bring these sections into closer touch with the work and interests of the school. Each proposed addition supplements the other and is made necessary by the other and that is why the two propositions are put up to the voters of the county together and at the same time. An agricultural course will bring a large number of students to live under conditions con ducive to best educational advance ment and personal wellbeing. Both will bring completeness and unity to our county school institution and will make possible a county course of study and system of education which will insure economy, progress and effici ency in school circles throughout the PflGKERSTOBEPROSECUTED FOR SHORT WEIGHTS ON HAM UNO BACON NEW YORK, Oct. 27.—Prosecution of the Swift and Armour Packing com panies, and other large packers and wholesale provision houses, for failure to mark wrapped ham and bacon with their net weight, was recommended to Attorney General Parsons by Com missioner Hartigan of the mayor's bureau of weights and measures. In selling these meats to retail butchers it is alleged, the packers J made no allowance for the weight of ( paper and burlap wrappings contain ing the meat; and the butchers there fore, are forced to charge customers, enough to pay for the wrappings,! which, on some packages, weigh from six to nine ounces. The packers aver, according to the commissioner, that the covering of meats is a sanitary precaution and that they are violating no law. The commissioner holds that under the law, paper or sacks cannot be sold as meat, no matter what sanitary pur poses are served thereby. The law prescribes a penalty of $25 for each violation. BRAVES SECURE PLAYER8. BOSTON, Oct. 28.—Joe Connolly, Os car Dugey, Herb Moran and Bruggy, a catcher from the Lawrence, New England league team, have signed contracts with the Boston Braves for 1915, and George Tyler has signed a new two-year contract, President Gaff ney telegraphed from New York today. 1 j T CHAIRMAN Total Misrepresentation of the View # and Position of Famous Woman Something About That Alleged * "Black List"—State Fair Incident --- Editor Democrat: Inasmuch as there will not be an other public speaker in Lewistown' . ..__ ...... * before election, I take this way of an swering or explaining a few of the so-called points made by Mrs. Oliphant last evening at the opera house. Most-! SUFFRAGE LEADER, OF COUNTY COMMITTEE, RE SENTS AN ATTACK. MRS. ROSENBERG ON SHAW YARN ly, she did not argue, simply attempt ed to prove false the claims of the suffragists. A large part of her talk was made up of personal attacks upon suffragists and general attacks upon the movement itself, interspersed with flattery for the men, which was ap plauded vigorously. For the most part these attacks do not need answering, but I feel compelled to set at rest for ever a very insidious attack which is being made everywhere by anti-suf fragists upon the good character of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw. Slanders Dr. Shaw. Earlier in the campaign and even at the Helena state fair, they made bold to say that Dr. Shaw was a free-lover and believed the marriage ceremony had outlived its usefulness. Unfortunately for them, Dr. Shaw vis ited the anti-suffragist booth herself and heard them. The speaker last evening sought only to leave that im pression upon her audience without actually saying "free-lover." Dr. Shaw's answer, given in my hearing, was this: A few months ago in New York City the newspapers were carrying on a discussion as to the use of the word "obey" in the marriage ceremony, Many minister in the city, including Dr. Shaw, were interviewed. She told the reporter that she believed the word "obey" in the marriage cere mony had outlived its usefulness; that no one ever took it seriously nowadays, and that there should be nothing frivo lous in so solemn a thing as the mar riage ceremony. She says the reporter apparently wrote his interview correctly, but the desk man, making the headings, an nounced to the world in bold type that Dr. Shaw would abandon the marriage ceremony, as it had outlived its use-! fulness. Few people read beyond the headings of that article apparently. If tlie antis did, they chose to disregard it and have sent broadcast over the country this nasty bit of false gossip, And though Dr. Shaw sent out an im mediate denial, somehow a denial is not good copy, and it did not carry very far. Dr. Shaw is very proud of her record as a minister in the use of the marriage ceremony. She says that of all the couples she has married, none have ever been divorced. She is a sweet, old lady of 67 years, and one would have only to see and hear her to believe only good of her. That "Blacklist." Then, in regard to the suffragist blacklist, of which the anti-suffragists talk so loudly, and upon which the speaker last evening spent so much time. I understand that in the states, J ( . ——___there of Boulder Springs, Montana. Democratic Nominee for Railroad Com missioner. "I pledge the people of Montana my entire time and very best efforts if elected." Twenty-four years In Montana. Fourteen years in Traffic Depart ment of railways. Ten years in general offices North ern Pacific at Butte. Eight years Manager Hunters Hot Springs. For the past five years and at Pres ent, Manager Boulder Hot Springs. (Paid Advertisement.) where women vote there is a move ment on foot to elect only such men to congress as will stand by a federal amendment for suffrage. As to the list announced last evening from the platform, of the unfortunates whom the suffragists had decided could not come back to congress, 1 have only one thing to say. It is not as long as it was when the anti-suflragists were telling about that list at the Hel ena state fair. 1 myself happened I along just in time to hear Mrs. Simons, | of Butte, saying to a group of about 25 men: "You know, the suffragists have blacklisted Tom Stout, and are trying to beat him at the polls this fall." Well, it took me about two seconds 1 to make a small-sized stump speech sa , yinB ln f part = I >v liy, lady, 1 come from Tom Stout s own home town, and we are not try }JJ* to h . im d ° wn th ? r «; ,ov f him. Why, he put our bill through the legislature for us and believes very strongly in woman suffrage himself. He is one of our best friends, and we will always be grateful to him for him for what he did for us." A man standing in the crowd said: Madame, you should speak facts." and p askiec j on If the rest of that list is as authentic as the "Tom Stout" part or it was, it " or ^ 1 forgetting. BERTHA ROSENBERG, County Chairman. O ---- JUDGE AYERS FINDS THAT THE DEFENDANT IS NOT ENTITLED TO CLEMENCY. GIVEN CHANCE AND DISREGARDED IT _____ T . „„ Ja<a Manning, who was at one time a Popular young fellow in this city, where he married a well-known and respected girl some four years ago, was before Judge Roy E. Ayers yes terday afternoon. About 10 days ago Manning was brought back from Great Falls, where he has made his home for about three years on an old charge of grand larceny, pending against him since 1911. He then pleaded guil ty, but Judge Ayers continued the matter until he could ascertain all Defendant Had Perviously Pleaded Guilty to a Charge of Grand Lar ceny—Jurisdiction Lacking in DP vorce Case—Order of Adoption. the facts. The court was thoroughly advised yesterday and covered the case fully in sentencing Manning to two years in the penitentiary. Judge Ayers said: "You are charged with grand lar ceny committed in 1911, and when ar raigned recently you pleaded guilty, The court was not then ready to pro nounce judgment and continued the matter. Since then I have investigat ed the matter, having talked with the sheriff of Cascade county and with the county attorney who was in charge of the case at the time the offense was committed. I am advised by Judge Cheadle, who was on the bench when you were first brought in that you did not then enter a formal plea, although you admitted your guilt. You had a wife and child and Judge Cheadle sim ply let the matter Htand on condition that you take care of your family and do right. "Now I have learned that you have not taken care of your family and that you have practically been living in a disreputable house in Great Falls, In fact, when the officer went over to bring you here, he found you in such a place. This court cannot overlook your flagrant disregard of Judge Cheadle's demand, which you have wilfully disregarded." He then sentenced Manning to two years in the pen. Order of Adoption. Judge Ayers yesterday made an or der for the adoption of Ila Bertrand, an abandoned child, by Mr. and Mrs. Simeon T. Douglas. Without Jurisdiction. Mrs. Ina Middleton, supposing that supposing that a previous residence in the county, broken by an absence in North Dako ta of some years, would count, ap peared in the district court yesterday to secure a divorce from George E. Middleton, to whom she was married in North Dakota in 1903. During her last sojourn in that state, the defend ant made his legal residence there and as the plaintiff had only been back here eight months, the proceeding ended with the disclosure of that fact. Tlie plaintiff supposed that her for mer stay in the county would consti tute much more than the year's resi dence required. GDLD OR LAWFUL MONEY MUST BE USED IN MAKING TRANSFER FUNDS WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—The fed eral reserve board tonight notified all banks that are members of the new system, that gold or lawful money must be used in making the transfer of reserve deposits fronf the present banks to the federal reserve banks. This step is designed to fill the vaults of the 12 reserve banks with money at once and will permit the ready issue of federal reserve notes to member banks. The board announced also that this order would apply to subscriptions to be made to the capital stock of re serve banks by the member institu tions, which are the first installment of which is due on Nov. 24. The transfer of reserves will begin after the secretary of the treasury makes formal notification of the open ing of the 12 reserve banks on Nov. 16. "The federal reserve board appeals > the patriotic spirit of all mem-bers, large or small," said the board in its announcement, "to do their utmost in facilitating the different work now thrown upon the officers of the newly created reserve banks and to do all in their power to secure for the new system the greatest possible success from the beginning." No compilation ns yet has been giv en by the department showing the ex act amount of money to be trans ferred. ALLIES MADE BAYONET ATTACKS AND GERMANS BEAT A REHEAT AMSTERDAM, Oct. 28.—'The Nieuws Van Dan Dag says it learns from Sluis that fugitives arriving there this morn ing from Bruges and Ostend reported fierce fighting last night between Nieu port and Ostend. The allies are said to have made bayonet attacks and the Germans to have finally retreated northward to Middleburghe, leaving many dead. The newspaper adds that the Germans are taking heavy guns to Ostend from Knocke and Bruges. Vote Against Consolidation . For the Initiative Measure Relating to Consolidation | Learning. No. 9. of State Institutions of Higher u 0 | Against said Measure No. 9. Because Consolidation Is Wasteful - Tills measure calls Tor the abandonment of $600 ,000 of state property, and means an immediate bond issue of $1,000,000. No bond issue, no university. Bond issues mean higher taxes, now or some time for bonds have to be paid. Such a Change Is Without Precedent— No state lias yet combined its schools, once they were segregated. Segregation, not con solidation, is the general choice of educators, since of the 48 states, 18 have consolidated and 30 segregated Institutions. Consolidation Costs More —The average cost per student, 1912-13, in Arizona, California, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming, with con solidated schools, was $623; in New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Montana, with segregated schools, cost per student, same year, was $304. Cost per student in Wiscon sin, Minnesota und Illinois (consolidated), 1912-13, was $540; cost per student, same year, In Michigan, Iowa and Indluna (segregated), was $381. Consolidation Serves Fewer Students —In the above group of states, the report of the U. K. Commissioner of Education shows that 60 more students per 100,000 of population are served where institutions are segregated than where they are consolidated. Montanans Should Decide— Under the present bill, the choice of loca tion of the university, if consolidated, is left to a commission of five university presidents from outside the state. The location is of great importance to Montuna citizens, and should be de cided by them. Schools Should Be Let Alone— 1 The theory that Montana state Institu tions are on rollers, and may be moved about at will, should be abandoned. Montana colleges are doing a great work, and will develop into the highest usefulness if let ulone. (Paid Advertisement.) Money to Loan Have plenty of money to loan on improved farm lands in spite of the tie-up of the money market. B. A. Cumming 210 Wise Block, Lewistown, Mont. LEWISTOWN DENTAL PARLORS Dr. H. L. Mills-----7-8 Empise Bank Building-Phone 739 High Grade Dental Work Guaranteed Best Plates ............ $10.00 Gold Crowns ........... $5.00 Bridge Work ..... $5.00--$7.00 EDITOR BLETHEN OF SEATTLE SUED FOR LIBEL BY W. J. BURNS SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 28.—Two li bel suits, one for $100,000 in the King county superior court, and the other for $150,000 in the United States dis trict court, were filed today by Will iam J. Burns, a detective, against the Times Printing company of Seattle, and Col. Alden J. Blethen, editor of (lie Seattle Daily and Sunday Times. The suits are based upon an attack on Burns published in the Sunday Times, November 3, 1912. James M. Beck of Philadelphia, formerly assist ant United States attorney general, is of counsel for Burns. FOR CHRISTMAS SHIP. The Methodist Sunday school of this city has made a donation for the "Christmas ship" that will carry the gifts of Americans to the war-stricken ones of Europe, particularly Belgium. The school donated about $25, and this was invested in blankets for the needy. O SUBSCRIBE FOR THE WEEKLY DEMOCRAT, $2.00 PER YEAR.