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STHE HAVRE HERALD.
VOL. 1, No. 4. HAVRE, CHOUTEAU CCUNTY, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1904. $2.00 PER YEAR.
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The Havre Herald
A. C. LENDER, PUBLISHER.
Entered at the postoffice at Havre, Mon
tana. as secondclass mail matter.
THE HERALD, OFFICIAL UNION PAPER
TRADES AND LABOR ASSEMBLY OF HAVRE
-Meets every Tuesday evening at the City
HAVRE BARTENDER'S INTERNATIONAL
LEAGUE or AMERICA-Meets on the first and
third Monday of each month at the Concert
HAVRE COOKS AND WAITERS' UNION
Meets every Wednesday evening at Lawson's
HAVRE MACHINIST'S UNION-Meets on the
second and fourth Wednesday of each month
at Chestnut's hall.
HAVRE BRICK MASON'S AND PLASTERER'S
UNION-Meets every Thursday on Second
H-AVRE RETAIL CLERK'S ASSOCIATION
Meets on the first and fourth Friday of each
HAVRE CARPENTER'S UNION-Meets every
Friday evening at Chestnut's hall.
HIAVRE BOILER MAKER'S UNION--Meets on
the first and third Tuesday of each month.
HAVRE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR-
Meets the first and third Thursday at Chest
HAVRE UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMER
ICA-Meets the second and fourth Saturday of
IiAVRE TEAMRTER'S UNION-Meets the first
and third Saturdays of each month at Chest
BEEF TRUST STRIKE NOT OVER.
Although the packing house em
ployes refuse to go back to work, pub
lic sympathy is still with them
~against the most iUegal and offensive
of all trusts-the beef itrust. For
years this trust has fixed the price of
meat and of cattle. It has regulated
its wage scale with no reference to
the cost of the raw material. It has
plundered the farmer on the one hand
and the public on the other, and its
employes have been compelled more
than once to resort to strike in order
to secure a living wage. Will Presi
dent Roosevelt, the much touted
'trust buster" take any action to
bring a prosecution against this ob
noxious concern? There is much in
Roosevelt to commend, but it must
be apparent to the public that his
reputation as a "trust buster" has
absolutely no known basis to rest up
on. Iid lie ever "bust" a trust? His
supporters are taking much for grant
ed in imputing to him the cognomen
of "trust buster," when the whole
east is waxing fat with trusts and
sucking the life's blood of the western
As for the striking employes, popu
lar approval will be theirs just as
long as they keep within the confines
of law and order. Their demand that
their wages shall not be reduced,
while the product*of their labor rises
on the one hand and the price of raw
material falls on the other, is nothing
more than fair. And yet the republi
cans start their campaign cry with
the stereotyped phrase, "Can the re
publicans raise a sufficient campaign
fund to insure Roosevelt's election,"
while at the same time they harbor
and foster every combination of capi
tal in the union. For eight years
the republicans have been partaking
of the fatted calf, with all the mani
festations of contentment that a gol
den nugget can produce; for eight
years they have trodden on labor and
fixed the prices on the products of the
producer; and this year they stand
with arms outstretched to welcome
the money bags into the republican
party, with a view to nourishing
trusts at the expense of the bone and
sinew of a productive nation.
Montana has no notion of letting
up on securing immigration until the
state is completely settled up. The
constant stream of new comers is
equal, if not greater, than at any oth
er period in its history. The lands of
the great reservations will be pretty
well taken up by the close of the pres
ent year, therefore there is a demand
for opening up a good portion, if not
all, of the Assinniboine reserve.. These
vast Indian reservations have been
an eye-sore to industrious Montanians
who feel a pride in seeing every sec
tion of our young state developed.
There is nothing too good for the na
tive sons of our state who are becom
ing of age, and as there will soon no
longer be lands for them to settle up
on near their paternal home, the best
place to colonize them within the
state is upon the government reserves,
which the writer regards as the cream
of the grazing and agricultural lands
lying west of the Missouri river. The
soil is fertile, as its luxuriant grasses
indicate, and it can easily be irrigat
ed. It also has the best and most ex
tensive beds of lignite coal known in
the state, and of easy access to set
Unlimited confidence in the future
of Chouteau county is a characteristic
that has done much to further the
progress of settlement:in the northern
portion. And with the increase of
population the northern people
believe that Havre would be the most
desirable place to locate the county
seat. Believing this they will display
the courage of their convictions and
"stand pat" on the county seat ques
tion when the time arrives.
A gentleman by the name of Swal
low has been named as the prohibi
tion candidate for president. The
newspaper puns which that name will
suggest will keep the old-time print
ers thirsty all summer.
H. J. Meili and I)r. J. S. Almas
contemplate building on the site
where Drs. Almas and MacKenzie
had their office previous to the fire.
Although the plans have not as yet
been decided upon, it is probable that
the structure will be a substantial,
two-story and basement brick build
ing, with a 30 foot front and 70 feet
Alex Fairgrieve, president of the
Montana Federation of Labor, of Red
Lodge, was in the city last week and
addressed the carpenter's meeting in
open session. An effort is being made
to bring all the unions in the state
into closer relationship and pay the
per capita to a state body instead of
sending it away.
A dispatch from Jonesville, Va.,
reports the arrest of a man who is
supposed to have murdered a Wiscon
sin sheriff, and is also described as
the outlaw who killed Marshal Ste
vens at Havre. The authorities here
are almost satisfied that John Smith,
the Havre murderer, is not the man
wanted in Wisconsin.-River Press.
Will Broadwatr r, of Browning, was
in the city yeste:day.
Labor Unions Preparing to hrto
The Greatest Labor Day ,
bration in the tlistolj
Of Havre. .
The Trades and Labor Asseoly of
Havre met at the city hall Tuesday
evening and made preliminary pre
parations for a gala Labor Day cele
bration on Sept. 1st. Eleven differ
ent unions were represented and a
committee of one was named from
each union to act in conjunction with
committees appointed by the respec
tive unions of Havre for the purpose
of formulating a program and making
other arrangements for a holiday ap
propriate for the occasion.
Several prominent speakers are be
ing corresponded with, with a view to
enlisting their services for Labor Day,
beside local orators will be called up
on for addresses. Field sports of all
descriptions will be a part of the pro
gram and it is hoped the Citizen's
Band of Havre will lead a procession
comprised of the largest army of
working men that has ever congre
gated on the streets of our city.
The opera house has been secured
for a dance. in the evening, which
promises to wind up one of the never
to-bo-forgotten days in Havre's his
Miss Lillian Arthur is visiting Mrs.
John Lamey this week.
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In order to reduce our Clothing stock before
we move into our new quarters, we will sacrifice
part of the profit and give you the benefit of same.
ONE-FOURTH OFF ON EVERY SUITSE
THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS
A $25.00 Suit, now.................... $1875
A 22.50 " " .................... 16,90
A 20.00 " " .................... 15.00
A 18.00 " " ............... 13.50
A 10.00 " " 8...............8.00
You can Save money by trading with us.
LOCATED ON 4th STREET,
NEW HOTEL PROGRESSING.
The new hotel is progressing finely.
Contractor Brader commenced the
woik of excavating for the basement
Tuesday. The sketches for the pro
posed hotel were examined by the di
rectors of the company a few days
ago, and those submitted by Gibson
& Shanley, of Kalispell, were selected
as being the most suitable and satis
factory for the building.
Mr. Shanley is at work on the plans
and specifications and will submit
same within a short time, when the
contractors will be asked to bid on
the work and it is expected the build
ing will be all enclosed by the time
cold weather sets in.
The old company was called togeth
er a few days ago and the old stock
was cancelled and new stock issued to
those who have paid up in full for the
stock subscribed for. As the new
subscribers have not yet been asked
to pay any assessment on the stock,
the new officers had to be elected from
the old company, and the following
officers were chosen temporar ily.
President, E." T. Broadwater; vice
president, Simon Pepin; secretary and
treasurer, E. C. Car ruth; directors,
E. T. Broadwater, Simon Pepin, Abe
Crosson, Sam Crosson, John O'Brien.
A building committe composed of
E. T. Broadwater, E. V. Hauser, Jno.
O'Brien and N. T. Lease was named,
to push the matter of building along
as fast as possible.
As we go to press the ladies of the
M. E. church are giving an ice cream
social and musicale in the new school
house yard in East Havre this even
THE HERALD for printing.