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An Open Letter
By Rev. R. B. Walker. Requested by the Editor of ttie Wibaux Pioneer. The Editor of the Pioneer has aske.l me to explain to the public thru the columns of his paper, why (he institutional building soon to be erected by the Con gregational Church of this city, is called "The Community Parish House''. The Committee, in naming the building they had in mind, adopt ed the term "parish house" for the simple reason that this is the name most frequently applied to structures of such a nature. Some Churches call the minister's dwelling the ''parish house", and in generations past, in some in stances the building for public worship used by a certain com munity of people, has been called the ''parish house". But today, among the Protestant Churches, the popular name for any build ing auxiliary to the church proper Umt is used for social and educa tional purposes under the super vision of the church society, is the "parish house". Our com mittee settled upon the word ''community" as applied to the parish house, because it is ex pressive of the relation of the en terprize to the town. The word "community" means common participation, enjoyment, or own ership. The proposed building, while erected under the auspices of the Congregational Church, and aided by a generous gift from the Congregational Church Build ing Society of New York, yet rep resents the money of a large num ber of people of the town connect ed with other churches and with no churches. The building i s to be open to the people of this sec tion regardless of their church re lations. Because it is a thing to be enjoyed by the entire popula tion, and not secration or denomi national, the word "community" was chosen as its name. But what's in a name? The building could as well be called a club house, or an institute, or simply a gymnasium. The prin cipal thing concerns what the building is and what it is to be used for. It is designed to be a community center of social life. According to the often heard prophecy of our cilizeus, it is going to be a big thing for the town. The gymnasium the audi torium and stage, the reading room and library, the rest parlour the game room, etc., will fill a long-felt need. Every town ought have such an institution. And it should be a community affair built for and by the community. So far as I have been able to learn Wibaux is the first town in Mon tana to have such an institution. The Episcopal Church at Dillon has erected what is termed a "par ish house". The buildiug, po seses some features similar to what we propose, but is not us complete, or as communal in its equipment. In the Eastern states a great many churches have erect ed such buildings for the com munities to which they minister. Indeed, a church is hardly to be called modern, unless it has a "parish house". The West needs that kind of modernity. _____________________ v . A further word relative to the progress of the enterprize may not lie amiss. Before the work of construction can be started a cer tain sum must be pledged. The committee in charge of the canvas is meeting with splendid success. Very few people have refused to contribute. To date $4100 has been pledged. In the neighbor hood oi $3000 more must be se cured. The out-lcok is very en couraging, and the success of the enter prize is assured. These pledges are made with terms of payment to suit the subscriber, that is with one, two or three an nual payments. The Building Committee is ap preciative of the interest and co operation so splendidly shown by the people, and asks a continua tion of the same, that we may make our enterprize successful to the maximum degree and furnish our community with an institution of which we may be justly proud. Signed, By Rev. R. B. Walker. Teachers! Attention! The next regular teachers' examination will be held on Thursday and Friday, October, 30th and 31st, at Glendive, Sid ney, Fairview, Circle, Jordan, Nickwall and Wibaux. Please note the change in days and the month, effected by the new law for the autumn exami nations. Harriet Kelly Felt. Co. Supt. The following instructions have been received by H. J. Putnam, special examiner at Wibaux, from the County Superintendent. All candidates should read these in structions carefully, and conduct themselves accordingly: ''Under the new certification law, 'when a teacher shows special fitness to teach, and passes at the examination 70 per cent or above iu all sujects but fails to make the required average of 80 per cent, or if lie secures a general av erage of 80 per cent but fails in one or two subjects, such MAY at the discretion of the County Board of Educational Examiners be iss ued a temporary certificate valid until the next regular examina tions; and at such examinations, no teacher shall be required to be examined in any branch in which he has obtained a grade of 80 per cent. 'Thus you will see that there may be applicants who are the possessors of temporary certif icates issued under this law. If so, they should present their grade slips, which have the subjects for re-examination checked, to the examiner. ''Do not forget the fee of $1 re quired of all applicants to be paid into the Institute fund, same to be collected and forwarded by the examiner." Additional Local Wm. Rucker left last Satur day evening for the Twin Cities where he will visit an eye spec ialist- Miss Eva Wills is clerk ing in his place at the W. A. Orgain Co. 's Store. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Brousseau who reside northwest of town are the proud parents of a baby son, which arrived at their home on Wednesday, October I5th. Mother and babe are doing fine. The Farmers Cash Meat Mar ket has been exceedingly busy the past week. The farmers now know that they will get a square deal and they go to the "little shop that does the big business." Adolph stated that he could hardly get time to eat these days, but he says that eat ing is nothing compared with having a good bunch of satisfied customers, and that is what he wants. Open For Busine * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W E ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN the south end of the Burkholder building and we will appreciate a call from you. We as sure you of honest dealings, fair prices and courteous treatment. Yours for the best in * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * MEATS We will make a specialty of nice home made sausage of all kinds. Fresh and Salt Meats and in fact everything handled in a first-class shop. A fair trial is all we ask for we are sure that y ou will be pleased with om meats and our prices We Deliver to All Part of the City—We Deliver What You Want When You Want It FARMERS' CASH MARKET Adolph Zimmerman, Proprietor WIBAUX, « MONTANA. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Additional Local Three room house for rent. Inquire of B. J. Parsons. Miss Marion Kucheman of Beach was in the city Tuesday giving music lessons. Eugene Douthitt and wife were in the city shopping on Wednesday of this week. Watch for our special offer ings every Saturday. The W. A. Orgain Co. Mrs. S. P. Rife was a passeng er to Glendive Monday evening, returning Tuesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Proper were down from their farm near Hodges on Tuesday of this week. For Sale—250 bushels of win ter wheat for seed. Inquire of Chas. Douthitt 6 miles south of Wibaux. We will always have on hand a supply of Washburn-Crosby'opposite Co. Gold Medal I lour. V\ ood--i burn's Grocery. rru r, 1 . , ® umma ^. e sa ® given by t e Congrega lonal Ladies Aid » SI1P/>DCC in mrnvir urn yr was a success in every way. Comfort and economy make economy happy homes. You get both by using Cole's Hot Blast Heaters. Crescent Hardware Co. Miss Lucille McClain was vis iting friends in this city over Sunday last. She is teaching school out north of town. Watch for Our Special Offerings Every Saturday. The W. A. Orgain Company 3ust received a supply of Washburn-Crosby Co.'s Gold Medal Flour. Woodburn's Gro cery. H. K. Schuster took No. 3 last Sunday evening for Terry where he went on business. He re turned Tuesday morning. Mrs. Bazelle came up from Yates last Sunday evening and will keep house for Father Cies lewicz until he can secure a housekeeper. Miss Bertha Cummings who is teaching the Woodville school spent Sunday last at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Leather mon near Hodges. The Bridge Whist Club met!^.' at the home of Mrs. P. Fischer on last Friday afternoon. The!*' ladies present report a most en joy able time. Last Sunday evening some of the younger set were parading about the city dressed as the U1CMCU ao M1C sex. "it has been hint pd to us that some of Wibaux's prominent^meng">ence Thos. Shocker was taken to Glendive the first of the week . _ by De p Uty sheriff Jones and lodged in the county jail. Shoe ker was found guilty of passingi bad checks. He sentence of sixty was given days. a< Go to the Farmers Cash Market when you have stock to sell. You don't have to hear any hard luck story or listen to a lengthy lecture when you have something to sell to us. The Farmers Cash Meat Market buys your stock at market price and has plenty of cash on hand. Don't forget it. The Pioneer prints the news ^ ansen went up to Miles j^ y ^ ednesday evening where , y were initiated into the mys * :er,es the Elks Patrick O'Conner was a shop per in the city on Wednesday of this week. Call and see the fall display being unpacked at Wilson Kim ble's Jewelry store: Leon Leathermon and wife were in town shopping on Wed nesday of this week. The Ladies Altar Society will hold a supper in the basement; under Nick Wagner's clothing store, on Saturday afternoon and evening. October, 18th. Hot waflles and coffee will be served. Geo. T. Hansen. Geo. Fox and lodge. They returned Thursday evening on No. 6, none the worse from rid ing the goat. Mrs. Frank Cannon is in the city this week superintending ^instruction of her new res on Central Ave. This 'building is nearly completed and is a beauty and will be occupii d by her daughter, Mrs. Hood and . .. , rairview Times. family nex *" Friday afternoon the schools will close at recess so that the school children can take in the Home Talent play Meat-matinee. The same show will [take place in the evening but it was arranged to give a perfor mance in the afternoon so that the children and farmers could take advantage of it. Matinee at3:L5, prices, adults 50 cents, children 25 cents. Evening per formance at 8:00; prices, adults 50 cents, children 35 cents.