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> ' ■ VOL. 2. CHOTEAU, OHOTEA U COUNTY, M ONTANA, F R ID A Y , OCTOBER 9,1891. NO. 22 . rF Œ e o r ’E s s i o n s r . & . i - i . T . O r . B - A - X I E S . STTORNEY& COUNSELOR ST LS¥, Q : W . G . S e t t e r , A T T O R N E Y A T LAW- Special attention aiveu to water-right litigation ' ana criminal law. F O R T B R E T O N , - > M i » N T J. E. W A M S E E Y . P l - i y $ i t ì ì a i i & S t i f g Q è i i . C H O T E A ’J. M O N T. “W . S t O X j JLXEB, B o t e r à H â ^ l ' d i ' e ^ e t ' . H O T A N D CO L D B A T H S . Main Street, Opposite Choteau House B , C . G a r r e t t , A . C , W a r n e r , GSRRETT SND WSRNER REAL E S T A T E A G E N T S N O T A R IES PUBLIC AND C O N V E Y A N C E R S Deeds, Mortgagee and other Legal Document» executed. Pabiic Land Plate and Abstract». S. C. WSRNER, U. S . C O M M IS S IO N E R . t, . A L A N D PR O O F S i t*>rner,MaihA-Hamilton.Street,, v C H O T E A U - - - - A V O FiLIN G S . t V MONT. •1« P o B € » U S € A E E N CIVIL AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEER. Address: P. O. Bex 34, CHOTEAU, Mont. t o z e s u s t c . x y u n E ’iF', Authorized to practice before the De- ( partment of the i n terior, the Land $ Office, and the Pension and other • 'Bureaus. PENSION CLAIM? SPECIALLY ATTENDED TO.' Cor: Main and S&'Jofen Sts:, Fort Benton. <> \ G r a n d -U nion . H otel , I C H A S .R O W E , P roprietor . 1 FORT BENTON, - - MONT. i JD J L T ÏT <25 i M X T R F I H r s r H. A. DAY * THOMks W . MURPHY, j L a w y e r s , 1 GREAT FALLS, - - - - MONTANA ' OFFICE OVER FIRST NATIONAL BANK. t ;JEU I I . B B - œ ^ S 9 . - D E i T T I S T , Î THIS P U B L I C SCHOOL QUES TION. Report o f tli-a. Illinois IH. E. (Jonferciice on th*e. Subject. ; ROOM 14 OVER P08T OFFICE. : GREAT FALLS, - - MOOT. \ W * Æ . B L XTSFOUST, ÜST o t a a r j r ^ u / t o l i c , DEED*. MORTGAGES and all kinds of legal ioetrumonta drawn Dp. ‘ Subscriptions -received for all News* papers and Periodicals a t publisher’s rates. - - v . M O N T . C H O T E A U . Th» Hock river conference of ihe M. K. church, comprising the northern and .southern portion oj Illinois including Chicago, held at Joliet, September 29th. adopted a report on the public school ques tion which comained the follow ing: “ Our public schools are the conservators and safeguards of the nations. No system of parochial or church schools can meet^the demands of the general public school instruction. The princi ples on which our public school system rests are the outgrowth and in harmony with the priuci pies of progressive interestsof the government. The system it self deserves and had hitherto re-‘ ceived the approval and coopera tion of all classes of our citizens. It has without question done much to give us a distinctly intelligent national character and to give us a national and most important po litical and linguistic unity. That educational system is now, endan gered. Constant attacks o f the Roman - Catholic- hierarchy^^iif our pubiic schodl system, and the persistence of that great ecclesias- ticism in demanding of its adhdr- enta the withdrawal of their cuiff dieu from the public schools ind their undivided attendance upom parocliial schools is slowly.. but surely arraying au un-Àmérican antagonism against the most cher ished institution of.our commou country. A ll concessions have. been mad» that can be consistent- »! . ^ % ly made to preserve the national character o f our public school sys tern. These concessions have uot satisfied the hierarchy which de mands that religion be' made the basis of public education and de mands that said religious instruct ion shall be wholly under its own control. This demand Jias been Voiced in the pope’s evangelical councils and conventions at Bal timore, of Roman Catholic lay men and clergy, ànd the utteran ces and action of the Roman Cath olic German clerical convention just closed at Buffalo. The de mand is now formulated in these ductive utterances of the Buffalo convention which announces its purpose to secure home rulo in all matters pertaining to the educa tion of the children of the nation. We stop not now to speak of the other features o f its plains for the disintegrating of our natioual ■unity in language and character. We know well what its demand for home rule in educational mat ters means and we reply as follows: Resolved, Fir-t, that we declare emphatically for American home rule in all matters of public edu cation and the sustaining of our public school system. Second, that home rule in our state and national affairs forbibs the interference of any foreign pope, priest, pot.enate or prince in our domestic affairs or the further ance of any foreign scheme for the disintegration of our national unity in language or in education al interests. Third—That home rule in mat ters of public education shall mean no interference of any ecclesiasti cal,sectarian. or sectional organiza tions in the administration ol our. educational affairs and no ap propriation of public moneys to the sustaining ofschools controlled tor ecclesiastical or sectarian pur poses, Fourth—That, we will seek, to cause such enactments by consti tutional arid legislative provisions as shall strengthen our public school system and make it more Than ever worthy of the, ;/su pppi^ ^of'every:^arnest, lpyal, moral pa triotic, and Christian citizen who wishes to see a free ballot in the hands of an intelligent, free, pa triotic, and pro-perous people. A Living Curiosity. A printer may have a bank and quoins and never be worth a cent; have caps and small caps and have neither wife nor children; others may run, but he gets along faster by setting. He may make impres sions without eloquence, use the lye without offending and still tell the truth. Though others can not stand wmle they set, he can set standing,^atid do both at the same time; may use furniture and have! no dwelling?ttiay make and put away pi, yetuever see nor eat a pie. A human being he may be a rat at the same time; may handle a shooting iron, yet know naught of gun, cannon or pistol, fie may lay his form oh the bed, yet be compelled to sleep on the floor; may use a . dagger without shed* ding blood; from earth may han dle star-; and he may have a sheep’s-foot and never be de formed. Prepared to Sell His Life DeaVky Chicago Tribune. , 7- He had heard a good:deal about the ways of Southern fire-eater, and he didn’t , exactly like the looks of the tall man ..with the im perial who was leaning hp against, the hotel counter when he rogis- tered. *• . • < * • • • 7 ; ; “ Newspaper man, sah?” as/ct^d the Southerner’ • : “ Yes, sir.” ■ “ I thought so. I can ' generally tell one, sah. . From the No’tii*” “ Yes', sir.” . : ‘ “ I thought so. -All liahs, 6 aii #1 “ I beg your pardon.” , y The Northerner edged away nervously. “ A ll liahs, sah. Can’t, tell, the truth about tlie South,sah; They side with the niggahs and call th.e Southe’n gentlemen flah-egtahs, Evah been down heahbefcr, sah?” The Northerner shook his head; “ You’ll find the Sriutho’jQ gen tiemen have beeu .slandkhed, sah —slandahed. Wedon’t allow such • *•„ • > » 1 . 1 lies down heah, W e have>our W dress* Every Southe.Tigentlotnan , knows how to, slandahed., Butrin- The Northerner looked tor : someihiug to get behind and again . shook his head. “ You No’the’n gentlemen ah peculiah,’ continued the Southern er. “ Dawn hear’ sah, when one gentleman lies about anothah h e . , gets his weapon ready. It isn?t ,, safe ortharwise. In tho No’th you* . lie about a gentleman, ah,and t hen - • go into cou’t. But that is not ouah way, sah. No, sah; not at all. A • Southe’n gentleman is aSouthe’n . , genriemà^at\all times ” , . The Noiîpièruer reached for. the . office inkstand as the Southerner paused and.niade a grave little bow. Then the latter siqd: “ Will you join me at the bar,salt?, The Northerner laid dqwn. the < inkstand, drew a long breath and >! joined him. , Amount of Public Lanci. ! * The follow]ng shows the vaeân I. .. public lands in the several public, lànd States and Terrilorie^. lu Bad Hnmur. Editor’s Child— What’s the mat ter. with papa to day? He’s in an awful bad .humor. Editor’s Wife—Yes, my dear. The regular funny man of the pa per is sick, and your father is try ing .to keep the department goin —Good News.' g- Arizona California Idaho Montana Nevada Oregon Otah Washington Wyoming 6i;299.43i>. 23.781,85V. 7 4 . 3 7 2 . 8 6 0 , 1 6 3 , 6 8 9 . 5 5 4 . 3 9 , 2 2 0 , 1 5 1 3 5 . 4 2 8 , 9 8 7 . 2 0 . 4 0 1 , 6 0 1 . 5 0 . 8 4 2 , 4 3 4 . A runaway horse and maci • dog have no eonsciepce, Never • * dispute the right of ,iray will.. either.—Texas ^ i flings • . V 4