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in The resolutions on,the death of the late Judge Michael Donlan read as follows: To the Sliver Bow County, Montana, Bar Association: We, your committee appointed to prepare and submit a memorial of the life of the late Judge Michael Donlan, respectfully report the following for your consideration and approval: Seventy-ono years ago Michael Donlan was bom In County Clare, Ireland, of poor but respectable parents, who instilled into his youthful mind the principles of Industry and morality to which he adhered throughout his life. For a time he attended the natlonal'schools of his native land and In them laid the foundation of a successful career in Us adopted country. At the age of 14 he emigrated :to the United States and toot lip his residence'in the city of New York. After a brief stay there he moved to California, where he followed placer mining and other kinds of labor. In 18B2 he came from California he of a its Ex- Sll- of of He the of he to Suite, and thereafter resided here continuously until Us death Shortly after his arrival In this olty he obtained employment as a clerk in the Southern hotel, then a favorite resort of the, sturdy miners of an earlier day. The work proving con- to 'and a exemplified the in sentiments. of insistence of and him an his and of high corporations his genial, he retained the position over a period of several years. On the 20th of November, 1894, he married Mrs. Kate Lynch, a well- known and Estimable widow, who then lived In Walkerville. The union was a happy one. They were Indeed a devoted couple. No children blessed the marriage, but In after years they adopted the son of a near relative of Mrs. Donlan. He bears the name of William Etonian and is an honored citizen of Riverside, Cal. Mrs. Dordan herself departed this life in March, 1929. His Law Traininp; In 1896 Michael Donlan entered the University of Valparaiso, Indiana, where he diligently studied law for a year or so and In 1897 he was admitted to practice his chosen.professions by the supreme court -of the state of Montana Immediately following' his admission he engaged In trie general practice of the law In partnership with iJewis P. Forestall. The firm so long as the relation existed en- Joyed a large and fairly lucrative practice. In the years 1904, 1908 and 1912 he was elected a judge of the district court of the Second Judicial district of the state of Montana and served as .such continuously from Jan. 2, 1905, to Jan. 1,' 1917. During that time he presided 'over department three of the court, in which criminal cases were tried and probate matters heard. As a judge he was patient, courteous and kind and thereby endeared himself to the members of the bar and the people generally. He was fair and Just in his rulings and always want- the from The Va., with the Ing's Ohio. - Tho tomb nature taken to be a the and the meeting, here..; friend was behalf." been of Pennsylvania western was since be. ed right to prevail. On his retirement from the bench he returned to the practice of the law and met with, a reasonable measure of success. In his later years he acquired a competence that made life pleasant and easy for him. In the moments of leisure he was a close student of English literature. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than to discuss the classics' with a friend in the course of a long tramp In the country. He possessed a well-stored, facile mind from which flowed gems of wit rind humor, satire arid philosophy, poetry and prose in a delightful stream. Judge Donlan died in this city on the twenty-second day of December, 1930, after a brief Illness. He was essentially a self-made man. His memory will live long in the hearts of those who knew him. FRANK L. R1LEY. MILES J. CAVANAUOH, LEWIS A. SMITH, TIMOTHY P. NOLAN. MAURICE J. ENGLISH, JEREMIAH J. LYNCH, Committee, South African gold mines are maintaining their record production. of available, on endorsement M. Wilson. Manchester, Alfred no In honesty, as to Ostrich fans large enough to cover one's dress are vogue in London. to Senator in In