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The School Appropriation Is Not
Sufficient to Meet All Ex
penses in Districts.
Parents Should Insist That Their
Children Attend School With
Greater Regularity.
In an interview with Miss Meyer
sick, the county superintendent, last
week, It has been ascertained that
the money appropriated for educa
tional purposes annually, is insufficient
to run the districts the full term of
of school and ; hat many of the poorer
districts will be necessarily deprived
of a portion of the terms' educational
facilities from that reason.
The county commissioners have the
power to imp se a tax ot two mills for
school purposes and an additional live
mills can be levied after receiving a
petition from the trustees of any dis
trict to that effect. This seven mills
is the limit allowed by law and this
in some cases, notably in the district
No. 1, is insufficient to pay the run
ning expenses of the district. Through
the direct effort of Judge Cheadle, leg
islation was secured last whiter which
allows district No. 1, to issue bonds
for the purpose of paying its indebt
edness. This however, ouly allows
the issuance of bonds for this once
and for this especial district.
The situation certainly needs atten
tion from those in authority in order
that the indebtedness may be met in
the future without recourse to legisla
tion of that nature as it would in all
probability be hard to put through.
One means as suggested by Miss
Meyersick, is to impose a special tax
on unmarried persons above a certain
age, say $1.00 per capita, which would
bring in a revenue from a class of
people who a e now not subject to
school taxation of any description.
•Judge Cheadle suggests that the
legal taxation should be raised to 10
mills which would amply provide for
future contingincies. This lattersug
gestion seems very feasable as hardly
any citizen who is worthy of the name
would object to a slight increase in
taxation for so worthy a cause as the
education of t he children of the coun
ty and the enlightment of the future
generation; one of the most import
ant factors in the progress of true
civilization. Legislation for the pur
pose of levying a special tax of the
nature of Miss Meyersick's suggestion
was defeated last winter, though the
plan would seem to be a good one.
One other way to raise the necessary
funds in any delinquent district is by
the generosity of the wealthier of the
residents of the said district and it
may be added that there is no cause
more worthy than that of education.
In many of the outside districts the
full amount of taxaction is not levied
owing to the small amount of interest
which is taken in the matter by the
residents of some of the smaller dis
tricts. The shortness of the school
term is a matter of congratulation to
many parents who begrudge the time
spent by their children in the school
aud who would rather have them
working on the ranch; imagining that
they are thereby saving money. This
is a deplorable fact which is neverthe
less true in many instances. If a
parent would give the matter proper
consideration and think of the prob
able future of his children if left in
ignorance, this state of affairs would
in many instances cease.
The sooner a realization of the vital
importance of education become gen
eral among the residents of the rural
districts, the sooner they will obtain
better school facilities. This is a
question which is almost entirely in
the hands of the residents of each and
every district.
Miss Meyersick has performed her
duties in a manner which leaves no
cause for complaint and it remains
for those who are or should be di
rectly interested in the wellfare of
the children to warmly second her in
her efforts by seeing that their chil
dren attend school regularly and by
taking an active interest in the af
fairs of the district.
Tbe Family Meal.
I consider tbe family meal to be
something much more sacred than
merely an act of satisfying hunger. To
me It Is tbe meeting ground of all fam
ily joys and all family sympathies.—
Professor Von Herkomer.
Period of Dlaillaaioameai.
Every man has a pretty good opin
ion of himself till he gets In public
office and reads what a scoundrel he Is.
—New York Press.
The usual fortune of complaint Is to
excite contempt more than pity.—John
Inquiry Into Early History of Ger
many Developed a Puzzle.
In the state department, where a
fair knowledge of history is the one
requisite above others, information
concerning the earlier history of Ger
many was desired. The employee upon
whom this task of liiuling this devolved
is a young woman who passed the civil
service examination with an A1 grade.
She went to the bookshelves and looked
In that section where the historical
flata of this country are kept.
"That's funny," she murmured after
rummaging through the volume. "Here
is Germany, but these books don't go
back far enough."
After another desultory search through
the volumes she came and stood beside
an eider woman whose early education,
though by no means as comprehensive
as that of today, consisted in learning
what she did learn well.
"Do you know where the rest of Ger
many is?" the girl asked.
"It's all there," was the answer.
"But It can't be, because it doesn't
go back as far as I want." The elder
woman looked at the slip of paper In
the girl's hand on which a date prior
to the time of Frederick the Great was
"There was no Germany ns early as
that," she said promptly.
"Then how can I find it?" the girl
helplessly asked.
"Look under Prnssia, of course." the
elder woman answered.
"Oh!" said the girl. — Washington
The Way They Change Ouneta
Adoun tbe Social Scale.
In those parts of London in which
the penny is the standard of value
there is a traffic in secondhand materi
als of a sort that Is unheard of in any
city of America.
For example, a dress costing 100
guineas and worn by a woman of fash
ion on one of the days of the Ascot
meeting will be seen perhaps twice
thereafter, once at a garden party
and again at some function remote
from town, after which it becomes the
perquisite of the lady's maid, from
whom it is bought by an oily woman
who maintains what is called a "ladies'
wardrobe" in Brixton or Bayswater.
To the dingy parlor in which this oily
mannered woman transacts her busi
ness come the wives of struggling at
torneys, medical men aud city clerks,
intent on bargains, and to one of these
the Ascot dress, "Positively worn by
Lndy G. in the royal inclosure," as the
oily woman informs her in an awed
whisper, is knocked down at the low
price of 10 guineas.
Its new owner wears it until it is too
shabby to be worn again, after which
it is sold to a second rate wardrobe
and becomes the property of a green
grocer's wife, who takes it to pieces,
retrims it aud wears it out of the shop
until it is once more shabby. Then it
is sold to a third rate wardrobe, where
it catches the eye of some coster lady
and is sold for 3 shillings.—Saturday
Evening Post.
Bat Fonllng In England.
Bat fowling used to be a merry and
innocent pastime for boys, perhaps one
of its greatest attractions being that
it was carried out during the night.
There was all the preliminary excite
ment about getting the net ready and
preparing the torch, for the torch, mark
you, Is a most important part of the
outfit. How patiently have we in the
old days unraveled a heavy farm rope,
which, dipped in a barrel full of tar, will
blaze like an electric light! Of course
one had to know the country thor
oughly to go bat fowling in those lone
ly places in the dead dark of a Decem
ber night. The blaze of the torcli only
seemed to make the darkness visible.
It lay like a great thick wall around
one, and the birds when beaten out of
the hedges came fluttering in the most
unsteady manner toward the light.—
London Country Life.
Cat Island Cats.
On Sable island, off tbe coast of Nova
Scotia, eats were Introduced about 1880
and rapidly exterminated the rabbits,
which bad been in possession for at
least half a century. In one of tbe har
bors of Kerguelen Land, a barren and
desolate bit of antarctic terra firma to
the southeast of tbe Cape of Good
Hope, cats escaped from ships have
made themselves at home on a little
islet known as Cat island, which has
long been used as a wintering place
for sealers. Here they live in holes in
tbe ground, preying upon sea birds and
their young, and are said to have de
veloped such extraordinary ferocity
that it is almost impossible to tame
them even when captured young.
When to Anchor.
A minister has given this well de
fined exposition of the text, "And hav
ing done all, to stand." On some body
of water near his home there was one
day a race between two boats. The
captain of one saw that lie was get
ting behind, but he also saw that at
the particular point where they were
the current was stronger than the
wind and that the head boat, though
apparently progressing, was really
drifting backward. Quickly taking in
tbe situation, this captain of tbe rear
boat cast anchor and won the race.
Two Exception*.
"They say that nil the world loves a
lover," said the rejected suitor as he
ate his dinner from the mantelpiece,
"but there are generally two exceptions
to the rule, the girl you want to be
your wife and the man you want to be
your father-in-law."—Princeton Tiger.
Submit to what Is unavoidable, ban
ish the impossible from the mind and
look around for some new object of In
terest in life.—Goethe.
How the Six Hundred Rode Into the
Jaws of Death.
Sergeant Macauley, who died on Jan.
G, gave this account of Balaklava:
Ou the' morning of Balaklava I was
in a tent with eight comrades, nnd ouly
two of them returned at night. I rode
through the charge ou the left file but
one, the outside man being called Her
bert. We had not gone far before Her
bert was killed by a cannon ball. A
moment or two after my right hand
man had his head taken clean off by a
round shot. His trunk kept upright on
the horse for several yards and then
fell over near me. Men and horses now
began to fall very fast, aud we galloped
os hard as ever we could.
We got among the guns at last, and
If it was a proud moment for us the
feeling was short lived. We fully ex
pected to be supported, but when the
smoke cleared we discovered that what
we took for British troops were in re
elity Russian cavalry. They came for
us in a perfect cloud, and we faced
about aud rushed right into them.
There was an awful clash of swords,
and almost before we could realize it
we had cut right through them. This
opened a passage for the remainder of
the brigade and was the only real bit
pf fighting we had. The other was only
H'liy Andrew Jackson FuukM Ills
Duel With Colonel Avery,
It was Andrew Jackson's habit to
carry in his saddlebags when he at
tended court a copy of "Bacon's
Abridgment" nnd to make frequent ap
peals to it in his cases. This precious
book was always carefully done up in
coarse brown pnper, and the unwrap
ping of the volume was a very solemn
function as performed by Jackson, who
was then only twenty-one yenrs old.
Colonel Avery during the trial which
preceded the duel between himself and
Jackson procured a piece of bacon the
size of the book, and while Jackson
was addressing the court he slipped out
the volume from its wrapping and sub
stituted the bit of pork. At length
Jackson had occasion to appeal to Lord
Bacon. While still talking he raised
the bearskin flap of his saddlebags,
drew out the brown paper package,
carefully untied the string, unfolded
the paper with decorous gravity and
then, without looking at what he held
In his hand, exclaimed triumphantly,
"We will now see what Bacon says!"
What wonder that the fiery young
lawyer blazed with anger, while the
courtroom rang with laughter at bis
expense and that he afterward chal
lenged Colonel Avery.—Harper's.
There Are Eighty Separate Opera
tions Upon a Balance Wheel.
M. Favre-Peret, who investigated the
watchmaking industry in the New Eng
land states some years ago, stated that
the average production of 40,000 work
men in Switzerland was forty watches
each per annum, while in America the
average was 150 fine watches for eacli
man employed.
By the aid of special machines in
these watch factories one man can
make 1,200 fine screws per day, some
of which are so small that more than
100,000 are required to weigli a pound.
One of the finest pieces made is a
"pallet arbor," or pivotal bolt, which
for a small sized watch has a thread
of 200 to the inch, weighs 1-130,000 of
a pound, undergoes 25 operations nnd
costs but 214 cents. Measurements are
gauged to 1-25,000 of an inch.
The balance wheel, after being ma
chined, weighs only 7 grains and when
fitted with 16 gold screws weighs 7.2
grains. There are 80 separate opera
tions upon a balance wheel, GO of them
being drilling, threading and counter
sinking holes. The drills revolve at a
speed of 4,800 turns a minute, nnd one
operator can drill upward of 2,200 holes
for the balance wheels per day.—An
nals of American Academy.
Paris' Octrlo Doty,
The octrio duty, so familiar to all in
Paris, is an import precisely similar In
principle and practice to the customs
duty paid on goods entering n foreign
country. You go out of Paris for the
day to visit a friend who has a charm
ing garden in the suburbs, and be hos
pitably loads you on your departure
with new potatoes, peas and fresh sal
ad. When you reach Paris there Is,
whether you arrive by rail or road, a
functionary who wants to know "what
you've got there," and unless it be of a
very trifling sort you will have to pay a
percentage on its esteemed value.
"I am afraid you are one of those
people who look down on toil."
"Not at all," answered the luxurious
youth. "My great-great-grandfather
worked hard and invested ills money,
and we are quite pleased with him for
doing so."—Washington Star.
The Main Point.
The Painter—Yes, sir; I can promise
to have your house finished in two
weeks. Von Bluiner—But that isn't
the point. The Painter—Tlien what Is
it? Von Blumer— I want to know how
long it is going to take you.—Town and
A Snlllclent Guide.
"If n man will learn the Ten Com
mandments by heart," said Uncle Eben,
"he don't need none o' deshere two
dollar books about how to live right
an' prosper."—Washington Post.
Professor of Logic—I put my hat
down in the room. I cannot see it
anywhere. There has been nobody in
besides myself. Ergo, I am sitting on
Judi th H ardware Company.
This is a Sliarpless.
See our locals.
XTE\ LI! before in Lewistown was there ever offered
to the people as complete a line of harness, both
double and single, strap work of all kinds, saddles, collars,
and sweat pad. at the remarkably low prices for cash that
we now have. A nice line of Monitor and Peoria double
disc drills with and without press wheels at attractive
Our line of Minnesota Moline farm
implements is very complete, and our prices
are right.
Fresh Northern grown field and garden
seeds in abundance, with all modern ma
chinery for planting and cultivating same.
Judith hardware Company.
Telcphottc C33
Another Revival of Art, it In llnlin
ed, In Needed.
In order to reform our present stereo
typed methods of art we want a sec
ond renaissance. For long years we
have done nothing but turn out from
our colleges young men stuffed with
useless scientific lumber, and they very
quickly lose it nil, and there is nothing
to take its place. This is not to lie won
dered at when throughout Europe
there is such a neglect of art in our ed
ucation. It may be replied to me Hint
the inventions of science compensate
for the deficiency, but these Inventions
are almost exclusively if not quite a
mere increase in the power of the bod
ily senses nnd faculties—the telegraph
ill thnt of tlie tongue, the telephone in
that of the ear, the railway in tluit of
the legs, tbe photographic science in
that of the eye—and these inventions
leave in ignorance the more intellectual
part of the individual. Your portrait
can be taken, j our voice boxed up this
Is extraordinary—but the soul which
commands, the god which is in the
head, is forgotten.
And j'ot the means for altering tills
state of things is near at hand, is be
neath our eyes. We have still the same
nature that inspired those anonymous
sculptors to give us the Gothic; we still
have a sufficient number of Gothic
masterpWes intact—so many epitomes
of nature, as I have said—to show
what can be done by the man who
starts with ids vision open to her
teaching.—Auguste Rodin in North
American Review.
Climate and 1'olltlcN.
The climate of Australia is the chief
factor in fashioning AustrnUnn poli
tics. If it is advanced it is because
the sun there has forced an early de
velopment. Girls here reach maturity
two or three years earlier than in
America, and countries count by gen
erations. Meanwhile perpetual sum
mer and continual sunlight are sapping
individual energies. Even the Ameri
can who comes here soon finds that
sustained hustling is a physical impos
sibility. Let him spend three or four
years in the country, nnd lie will cease
to wonder at the laws for an eight hour
day and the early closing of shops.
The winter is only another summer
cooler, it is true, but not cold enough to
be invigorating.—Burriss Graham in
Booklover's Magazine.
A North Carolina lawyer was trying a
ense before a Jury, being counsel for
the prisoner, a man eliurged with muk
ing "mountain dew." The judge was
very hard on him, and the jury brought
in a verdict of guilty. The lawyer
moved for a new trial. The judge de
nied the motion nnd remarked. "The
court and the Jury think the prisoner a
knave and a fool." After a moment's
silence the lawyer answered: "The
prisoner wishes me to say that he is
perfectly satisfied. He 1ms been tried
by a court and a jury of his peers."
A Deadly Retort.
Elizabeth confronted Mary Stuart.
"My mind is made up," she remark
ed. "You die!"
"So do you," replied the captive
queen as she gazed on the Titian
Considering honors were even, the
beautiful Scot prepared for the end.—
New York Tribune.
"Yes," said tbe conceited bore, "she
was quite frigid when I called, but
she became more pleasant the longer
I stayed."
"I understand." replied Miss Pep
prey; "the longer you stayed the near
er approached the time of your de
parture."—Philadelphia Press.
Xanmi'i VUlta Few.
"Your mamma saw you yesterdaj',
didn't she?" asked the nurse.
"Yes." answered the little girl.
"What did she say?"
"She said, 'Why, how you've grown,
child!' ''—Detroit Tribune.
He is great who can do what he
wishes. He is wise who wishes to do
what he can.—Ifland.
Do 1 *t Attempt to Cllmli It Until You
Colne to It.
Never climb a hill until you get to it,
advises a writer in Medical Talk For
the Home. We remember as children
thnt In riding through the country we
hnd n dread of high hills. How often
we saw far ahead of 11 s 011 the road a
formidable looking Dill. How high and
rough aud steep it looked, and how we
feured it? How hard it would be for
the horse to carry us up such a hill?
We were sure lie would slip and fall
and maybe upset the carriage, and so,
with the greatest apprehension, wo
would approach the dreadful Dill. But
how surprised we were as we came
nearer to find the Dill receding, growing
flatter and really not a hill at all when
we reached the point that seemed so
high and craggy and dangerous?
So it lsjwitli many of life's perplexi
ties. How darkly they loom up before
us! What a black pall they spread
around us? But when we ^et close up
to them tliey have vanished entirely.
We spoil so much of life in fear and
foreboding. We let slip tlie beautiful
moments that are ours and spoil them
by dreading tbe moments of tbe fu
ture with which we have nothing to do.
We ride over tlie nice, level country,
forgetting its beauty, unmindful of its
deligiit, dreading the hill that never
Two MountiiliiN, tlie Two Men find
Two ClinrnrterlMtiv LeHom.
When the English Admiral J. Mores
by discovered two mountains In New
Guinea lie named one Mount Gladstone
and the other Mount Disraeli. He
wrote to the two statesmen asking per
mission to use their names, and their
replies, which lie gives, are character
istic of the-liunior of one nnd the want
of humor of the other.
Gladstone wrote:
Ha warden Cnstlo, Chester,
Auk. 12, 1874.
Sir—I have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your letter of June 24 and
to return my best thanks for the compli
ment you have paid me. little deserved us
it Is, In naming after mo the highest peak
of the Finlsterre range In New Guinea.
Allow me to subscribe myself, sir, your
most faithful servant,
Captain Moresby, It. N„ II. M. S. Basilisk.
Disraeli wrote:
10 Downing Street, Aug. 17, 1874.
Dear Sir—Allow me to acknowledge the
compliment you hnve paid me by planting
my name on the northeast shores of New
Guinea and In selecting a godfather so
distinguished for the peak which faces
Mount Disraeli. I am, dear sir, faithfully
Captain Moresby, R. N., H. M. 8. Basilisk.
Later Disraeli wrote:
I hope we shall agree better In New
Guinea than we do In the house of com
Notice of Sale of Real Estate at
Public Auction.
Notice is hereby given, that in pur
suance of an order of sale made and
entered hy the District Court of the
Tenth Judicial District of tlie Stale
of Montana, in and for tlie County of
Fergus, on tlie 22nd day of June, 1903,
in tlie matter of tlie estate of Daniel
A. Meagher, deceased, tlie under
signed, administrator of said estate
will sell at public auction, subject to
confirmation hy said court, the follow
ing described real property situated
in tiie comity of Fergus and stale of
Montana, viz:
The sei of tlie net of sec. seven (7)
and tlie s$ of tlie nwi and tlie swj of
the nej and tlie sei of sec. eight
(8); also tiie swi of sec. nine (!»),
(save and except 5.22 acres thereof),
also tlie swi of tiie sei and the nwi of
sec. nine (9), save and except two and
one-half acres in tiie north-east cor
ner of tlie nei of tiie nw{ of said sec
tion nine (9), also tiie westerly one
half of the nwi of tiie se{ of sa'id sec
tion nine (9); all of tlie above de
scribed real property being in town
ship fifteen (15) N. II. 18 e. Together
witli all tlie improvements and ap
purtenances thereunto belonging or
in any way appertaining.
Said sale will be made on tlie 8th
day of April, A. D., 1905, at 2 o'clock
p. m., and may be made subject to a
certain mortgage made, executed and
delivered to Benjamin Graham, trus
tee. hy said deceased in his life time
recorded at page 502, in Kook fi of
Mortgages, Records of Fergus county,
Montana; terms and conditions of
sale: cash, lawful money of the Unit ed
States, ten per cent of tlie purchase
money to he paid to the auctioneer
on tlie day of sale, balance on confir
mation of sale hy stiid District Court.
Deed at expense of purchaser.
Dated, March 14th, 1905.
t^eal) F. F. McGowan,
Administrator, with tlie will annexed,
of (lie estate of Daniel A. Meagher,
(First publication March 14 4t.]
The above sale postponed until Sat
urday, April 15, at 2 p. m.
Contest Notice.
Depart ment of t he Interior, United
States Land Office. Lewistown, Mon
tana, March 14, 1905.
A sufficient coniesl affidavit having
been filed in lids office bv
contestant, against homes!rad entry
No. .1191, made July ii, 1003, for flu* n'j
•sej, nel sw|, sci nwi, sec 34, Ip 12 n.
r 25 c, by
conlestee, in which it, is alleged that,
said Carl Bowers has wholly aban
doned said land for more t han six
months Iasi past, and Dial, in fact,
said land was abandoned by claimant,
on or about .July 1, 190.3, and tliat he
lias left Hie Stale, of Montana and lias
not established settlement, resided
upon, or improved said land, and tliat,
said abandonment, was not, caused by
claimant's enlistment, in the army or
navy of the United States at time of
war, or at any time.
Said parties are hereby notified to
appear, respond and otter evidence
touching said allegation at 10 o'clock
a. m., on April 28, 1905, lie fore the
Register and Receiver ill the United
States Land Office in Lewistown,
The said contestant, having, in a
proper affidavit, filed March 14, 1905, set
forth facts which show that, after due
diligence personal service of tills no
tice can not lie made, it, is hereby
ordered and directed that, such notice
lie given by due and proper publica
Edward Biiassky, Register.
First I'ublioation March 21
Alias Summons.
In the I >ist riot, (!ourt of t lie Tent Ii
Judicial District of the State of Mon
tana, in and for ( lie County of Fergus.
Frank Roy, plaintiff, vs. Cora Belle
Boy, defendant.—Alias Summons.
Tlie State of Montana sends greet
ing to the above named defendant:
You are hereby summoned to an
swer the complaint in this action,
which is liled in the office of t he clerk
of tills court, a copy of which is here
with served upon you, and to tile your
answer and serve a copy thereof upon
tiie plaintiff's attorney within twenty
days after Hie service of lids sum
mons, exclusive of tlie day of service:
and in case of your failure to appear
or answer, judgment will lie taken
against you, by default, for tlie relief
demanded in the complaint.
This act ion is brought to obtain a
decree of this court dissolving the
bonds of matrimony now and hereto
fore existing between you and tlie
plaintiff, and for equitable relief, upon
tiie ground tliat, you, disregarding the
solemnity of your marriage vows, did,
on or about the year 1893, desert and
abandon plaintiff, and ever since have
still continued to do so, wilfully and
without cause, and to live separate
and apart, from plaintiff, against ids
will and wit iiout, ids consent.
Witness my hand and tlie seal of
said court this 10th day of March,
[Court Seal! John B. Bitch, Clerk.
If. Leonard DeKalb.
Attorney for Plaintiff.
First publication March 21—it
Notice to CreditorN.
Estate of James A. Gordon, de
Not ice is hereby given by tlie under
signed, George E. Gordon, adminis
trator of tiie estate of James A. Gor
don, deceased, to the creditors of and
all persons having claims against tiie
said deceased, to exhibit them, witli
tlie necessary vouchers, within four
montlis after tlie first, publication of
this notice to the said George E.
Gordon, administrator of said estate,
at ids residence in Lewistown, Mon
tana, or at the office of Huntoon,
Worden & Smith, attorneys at law,
Lewistown, Montana, tlie same being
tlie usual place of transacting tiie
business of said estate in tlie county
of Fergus.
Dated March 7, 1905.
George E. Gordon,
Administrator of the Estate of James
A. Gordon, Deceased.
First publication March 7—5t

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