An Open Letter
By Rev. R. B. Walker.
Requested by the Editor of ttie
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
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.
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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
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.
By Rev. R. B. Walker.
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
Harriet Kelly Felt.
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
''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
''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
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
Open For Busine
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
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.
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
We will always have on hand
a supply of Washburn-Crosby'opposite
Co. Gold Medal I lour. V\ ood--i
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
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
The W. A. Orgain Company
3ust received a supply of
Washburn-Crosby Co.'s Gold
Medal Flour. Woodburn's Gro
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
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
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
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
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
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
. .. ,
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.
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