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FERGUS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
STOUT « KELLY, PnblinHers. Subscription, per Year......... ....$2.50 LEWISTOWN, MONT.. Jan. 31. Published Weekly. THE CARNEGIE DONATIONS. It is a source of particular gratifi cation to the people of Lewistown to know that Mr. Andrew Carnegie has decided to make our city one of his beneficiaries in the distribution of his enormous wealth in the building of libraries. It is also gratifying to know that we have among us people sutli ciently enterprising to so favorably impress one of the world's busiest men in our little town, one of thou sands in this country and situated, as it is, in one of the scores of little val leys in this far-away western state. It is but an example of what can be accomplished by persistent, intelli gent elfort, even if exercised almost solely by one man. Never in the history of the world, perhaps, has one private individual, during his life, given so much for the benefit of his fellowmen as Andrew Carnegie. Few, if any, private indi viduals since the dawn of modern his tory have had such an enormous amount of money to dispose of just as they desired. Mr. Carnegie some years ago made the statement that "it is a disgrace to die rich," and has since been making a strenuous effort to avoid that disgrace. He has liter ally poured out his millions, and all of the civilized countries of the earth have profited from his munificence. Believing that the happiness and bet terment of mankind can best be brought about by means of education, he decided to give millions of his fel lowmen the opportunity to enlarge their sphere of usefulness, activity and enjoyment by adding to their knowledge. From one side of the world to the other he has endowed libraries, thousands of them. Some of these libraries, like those given to New York city, St. Louis, Pittsburg and Edinburgh have cost millions, while other endowments for hundreds of smaller towns have amounted to but a few thousand dollars. His giv ing is systematic and the town so favored has first to convince Mr. Car negie or his assistants that it can sup port a library if it is started with an appropriate building by Mr. Carnegie. Since he commenced to dispose of his surplus wealth in this manner Andrew Carnegie has given away over one hundred million dollars. His do nations for the year 1904 were over $38,000,000. Vast sums, truly, but the genorous Scotchman is yet anything but embarrassed financially. His in come annually reaches far into the millions, and even with a perfect plan for giving away his wealth Mr. Car negie has a difficult time in disposing of it as rapidly as it comes in to him. He is now getting well along toward the close of a busy life. It is evident that if he is to avoid the disgrace of dying rich he must find larger chan nels for the emptying of his money vaults. Each year sees some munifi cent donation other than for library purposes, and perhaps he is but wait ing for a favorable opportunity to pour out the balance of his tens of millions into some vast project which will stagger the world by its magni tude. If ten per cent of the other million aires of this country should follow the admirable example of Andrew Carne gie and, instead of grasping and strug gling for additional millions, would devise ways of disposing of their wealth in some manner beneficial to their less fortunate fellows, much of the gloom of poverty and the crimes of ignorance could be obviated. WOULD PLEASE HIS FRIENDS. The friends of E. O. Busenburg of this city are urging him as a good man to occupy a place on the state board of education, and every possible influence will be brought to bear upon Gov. Toole to honor Mr. Busenburg with a position on that important board. There is not a better qualified man in the state for such a position. For many years a teacher in the schools of Montana, he has a thor ough, practical understanding of the educational situation in this state. He combines with his experience a sound business judgment, which is always of great value in any position. Wide awake, energetic in whatever he undertakes to accomplish, of the high est integrity and of unquestioned abil ity, Mr. Busenburg will reflect credit upon himself and the board if ap pointed. Gov. Toole could not in a more satisfactory way show his ap preciation of the splendid support given him by the loyal democrats of Fergus county than by appointing E. O. Busenburg as a member of the state board of education. One of the busiest members of the Ninth legislature is William M. Johns ton, the representative from Yellow stone county. Mr. Johnston has prob ably introduced more bills in the house than any other member and they are all worthy of being placed on the statutes. He does not waste any time introducing freak legislation, but is always trying to improve the pres ent statutes. Being the leader of the democratic side in the lower house, he has had an opportunity to come to the front, and he has not disappointed his friends who predicted that he would make a most useful member. He has more than held his own against the republican majority in every parlia mentary maneuver. As honest and whole-souled as he is brainy, the yet comparatively young Billings attor ney is deserving of higher honors from the democratic party of this state. TOWN WILL BE CLOSED. After today this will, to all intents and purposes of the city council, be a closed town. The "wide open" days are a tiling of the past, for a while at any rate. The gamblers must go to the loft or to the basement, and be mighty careful even at that. Go where one will, discussion of the question "Will it kill the town?" can be heard. Substantial business men. who are opposed to gambling inas much as it is morally wrong, say that a fair share of the town's prosperity depends upon the unlawful business. They say that Lewistown will lose many "loose" dollars which are scat tered abroad by members of the gam bling fraternity. Time will tell. This lias, for the most part, been a "wide open" town. No particular precaution has had to be taken in order to operate games of chance. Lewistown has also been an unusually prosperous city. But it re mains to be seen whether or Hot any material portion of that prosperity has been contributed by the so-called gambling element. This paper believes that Lewistown will continue to grow and flourish without the assistance of open gam bling. It is believed that for every "loose" dollar which finds its way into legitimate channels at the present time by means of gambling, two good, clean dollars will ultimately find their way into the same legitimate chan nels. It is believed that in the place of gamblers giving a show of activity and liveliness to the city, additional settlers, brought hither by the special advantages which we have to offer, our splendid schools, our churches and business possibilities, will present just as good a foreground for the picture of prosperity. Men will continue to gamble. There will continue to be gambling in Lewistown. But shut it up as tight as possible for a while and let us see the result, whether good or bad. And let not the people of Lewis town stoop to the shame of confessing that the welfare of a city depends ab solutely upon a business which is con trary to the laws of their city and of their commonwealth. HELPING HIS FRIENDS. Mr. Iloosevelt has declared more than once that he is responsible for his appointments, and that senators and congressmen can only give advice. We presume, therefore, that he ac cepts responsibility for the appoint ment of A. L. Sanborn as federal judge of the western district for Wis consin. Yet, had the selection been submitted to the bar of the state, out side of attorneys in the employ of rail road corporations, locally and gener ally, we surmise that not 10 per cent would have given it support, and that if it had been submitted to the people of the state not two per cent would have approved. Sanborn was for a few years a part ner of Senator Spooner. Both during the partnership and after its dissolu tion he was employed as a corporation lobbyist about the Wisconsin legisla ture, as a helper on railroad legisla tion generally, and as principal in small matters for telephone and other corporations. He was promoter and manager of the railroad campaign made in Wisconsin last spring for the selection of L. K. Luse, a former part ner of his, to the supreme bench. In that campaign the expenditure of money exceeded manyfold that ever before indulged in to control a judi cial position in the state of Wiscon sin. It failed. Appointments of this character to the federal bench, made at the insti gation of United States senators in the interests of the great railway cor porations, help to intrench them against government regulation, be cause appeals from state and inter state railway commissions go finally to the federal courts. Verily, the sys tem has a strong hold upon govern ment. Contests now being waged are but skirmishes preliminary to the greater struggle rapidly approaching. —Collier's Weekly. President Roosevelt, like Mr. Cleve land in his second term, has already fotnd several cases in which lie is confronted by "a condition and not a theory," and some of the conditions have come in violent collision with each other. One of them is a deficit in the treasury. Another is the Presi dent's desire for a rapidly growing navy, to cost 8114,000,000 next yeui\ A third is the desire of Congressmen for expensive improvements that will gain them votes in their districts. A fourth is the popular demand for tar iff revision, seconded by the need for more revenues, the duties being now in many cases far above the revenue producing point. A fifth is the de termination of the chief protected int erests not to permit any revision that would lessen their profits. A sixth is the anxiety of the President and the public for legislation regulating trusts and railroad rates. A seventh is the repugnance of the financial elements so potent in the republican organiza tion to any effective legislation of that character. In an effort to recon cile some of these irreconciliabilities, the President called conference of the leaders of both houses at the White House on Jan. 7. Four senators and five representatives attended, but it was impossible to secure a general agreement on any of the points in dis pute. A strong sentiment developed in favor of cutting down the Presi dent's naval progamme. On the ques tion of tariff revision, opinions were almost evenly divided. The one def inite result of the discussion was an understanding that the republican members of the Ways and Means of the house, with the help of other republican leaders, should study the tariff question during the spring and summer and try to agree upon a measure to be presented to congress at an extra session in the spring.— Collier's Weekly. ■Mie Secret of Whlmder'N Mastery. It has often been said that Whistler's art was an art of evasion. But the rea son of the evasion was reverence. Ho kept himself reverently at a distance. He knew how much he could not do, nor was he ever confident even of the things that he could do, and these things, therefore, he did superlatively well, having to grope for the means In the recesses of his soul. The particu lar quality of exquisiteness and fresh ness that gives to all his work, wheth er on canvas or on stone or on copper, a distinction from and above any con temporary work and makes It dearer to our eyes and hearts. Is a quality that came to him because he was an amateur and that abided with him be cause he never ceased to be an ama teur. He was a master through hie lack of mastery. In the art of writing he was a master through his lack of mastery. There Is almost exact paral lel between the two sides of his gen ius. Nothing could be more absurd than the general view of him as a mas terly professional on the one side and a trifling amateur on the other. He was certainly a painter who wrote. But by the slightest movement of Fate's little finger he might have been a writer who painted.—Metropolitan Magazine. Ladies, Take Notice! A gentleman of good character and habits desires to form the acquaint ance of a lady of suitable age. with a view to early marriage. Will ex change photos and full particulars in first letter. Address Box 145, Lewistown, Mont. Sheriffs Sale. Judith Hardware Company, a corpo ration, plaintiff, vs. William A. Shaules, Mary A. Shaules, Joseph King, George S. Wells and George W. Anderson, defendants. To be sold at sheriff's sale on Thurs day, the 23d day of February. 1905, at one o'clock p. m„ at the front door of file court house, in the City of Lewis town, County of Fergus, State of Mon tana. to the highest and best bidder, for cash in hand, the following de scribed lands and premises situate, lying and being in Fergus county. Montana, to-wit: Lots three (3) and four (4) and the south half of the northwest quarterof section five (5), and lot one (1), and the southeast quarter of the north east quarter of section six (6), of town ship seventeen (17) north, of range eighteen (18) east of the principal me ridian of Montana, containing two hundred and forty-four and sixteen hundredths (244.16) acres, according to the government survey thereof. Together with ah the improvements and all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise ap pertaining thereto. Lots three (3) and four (4) and the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section one (1) in township fourteen (14) north of range eighteen (18i east, and the southeast quarterof the southeast quarter of section twen ty-six (2(i), in township fifteen (15) north of range eighteen (18) east of tiie Montana Meridian: also, lot ten (19) in block twenty.one (21) to the townsite of Kendall, Montana, ac cording to the plat thereof on tile and of record in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder of Fergus countv, Montana, together with the buildings situate thereon, and lots one (1). two (2) and twelve (12) in block fourteen (14) of P. & I), addition to the town of Lewistown, Mantana, considering the said block to be subdivided to cor respond with block thirtv-one (31) of the said Partition and Distribution in the estate of Francis A. Janeaux. on file and of record in said county. Together witli all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, appurte nances, easements, water and all other rights belonging or in anywise apper taining thereto. Lot numbered ten (10) in block num bered twenty-one (21) to the townsite of Kendall. Montana, according to the plat thereof on tile and of record in tiie office of the Clerk and Recorder of said Fergus county. Togetherwitli tiie buildings thereon and tiie tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. Dated at Lewistown, Montana. Jan qi i one; L. P. Stater, Sheriff By Ed Martin, Under Sheriff. Blackford & Blackford, Attorneys for Plaintiff. First publication Jan. 31 4 t Montana Hardware Go. — : Rustlers For Trade Bobs! Bobs! Cutters! Swell Body Common Sense Portland Arctic Light, Graceful, Strongly Built, Reindeer Durable The three best Bobs on the market A full line of Robes, Harness, Whips Telephone CO. Notice of Dissolution. Notice is hereby given that the firm of Naslieim & Anderson lias been dis solved by mutual consent and that Carl Anderson of said firm will con tinue the business and collect and pay all outstanding bills. Carl Anderson. Loes Nasiieim. First publication Jan. 24th. Sheriff's Sale. First National Bank of Lewistown, Montana, a corporation, plaintiff, vs. Herbert Atkinson and Pauline At kinson, defendants. To be sold at sheriff's sale on Thurs day, the 23d day of February, 1905, at two o'clock p. m., at the front door of the court house, in the City of Lewis town, County of Fergus, State of Montana, to the highest and best bid der, for cash in hand, the following described lands and premises situate, lying and being in Fergus county, Montana, to-wit: The southwest quarterof the south west quarter of section four (4), the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section five (5), and the west Half of the northeast quarter and the south half of the northwest quar ter of section eight (8), all in township fourteen (14) north, range twenty-one (21) east of the Montana Principal Meridian in Montana; also the south Half of the southeast quarter, the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter and the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter, section five (5), in township fourteen (14) north, range twenty (20) east of the Montana Prin cipal Meridian in Montana. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, appurte nances, easements, water and all other rights belonging or in anywise apper taining thereto. Dated at Lewistown. Montana, Jan. 31, 1905. L. P. Slater, Sheriff. By Ed Martin, Under Sheriff. Blackford & Blackford, Attorneys for Plaintiff. First publication Jan. 31 4t q. w. COOK Land Attorney Real Estate Notary Public and Insurance Main St., Opposite Lehman's Store. Lewistown, - - Montana. CENTRAL MEAT MARKET Wholesale and Retail Beef, Mutton, Pork, Veal, oysters and Fish. Poultry and Vegetables ABEL BROS. TOM PRATT 2 o shoeing and - al Blacksmithing ALL VU Qh GUARANTEED Jack Rice vil: i«' clad to meet His old friends this shop. Shi lor.,ted ThirdAvenue Op - -iu Depot. TURKEYS Fat, Rich and Juicy For the New Year Table And for any other during the season of festivities, we will serve New Year cheer in all the choicest that can be found in our markets—and cooked so that the epicure will smack his lips, or the man with no appetite will be tempted into eating a hearty meal. Yuletide is the time for feasting and making merry, and there is no place you can do it better than at the New Ideal Cafe £2£i§2Li2£ZIg The New Ideal and the Silver Moon —^CAFBS^— SERVICE BETTER THAN EVER G. F. HIRSCH & SON, Props. Main Street Lewistown, Montana Culver 6c Culver Photographers SeM Kodaks, Amateur Supplies, Etc. Milliners Up to Date Line of Fash ionable Wear. Fifth Avenue and Washington Street. Legist Coal Company We have reopened our new mine and now have the Best Coal In Fergus County, clear of any bone or dirt. We absolutely guarantee the qual ity. Office at Scales, rear of Delzell's Drug Store. Telephone No. 147 The.... Art 'Music ....Store B. F. PETERSON. Prop. 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