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THE HAVRE HERALD
VOL. VI, No. 10. HAVRE, CHOUTEAU COUNTY, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1908. $2.00 PER YEAR.
GOV. NORRIS SPEAKS IN HAVRE TONIGHT
CARTER AND DIXON
ARE UP AGAINST IT
Carter Trying to Make Dixon Shoulder
The Blame for Donlan's Nomi
nation and All are Sore.
Trouble, trouble, trouble; this seems
to be the lot of the republican man
agers in all departments-national,
state and county campaigns in the
present campaign, and each succeed
ing day but gives fresh evidence of
The Herald's story of last week of
the assination of Webster in the state
convention is substiantiated by the
following letter sent to the Great
Falls Tribune from Missoula during
the session of the peace (?) ratification
"An article appeared in one of the
Helena papers this week purport
ing to divulge the inside history of
the republican state convention of a
week ago. The whole tenor of the
article was to the effect that Senator
Carter had been "jobbed slick and
clean" by his esteemed colleague,
Senator Dixon, who the account ttated
was responsible for the selection of
Edward Donlan of Missoula, as the
republican gubernatorial nominee and
that Senator Carter was in no way
responsible for the selection.
Since publication of this article it
has been openly asserted by both re
Spiublians and demo rat;-that It is
their belief the article was either
'Inspired" by Senator Carter, or else
that it was written by him, for the
purpose of having the responsibility
for Donlan's selection, with the wide
spread and bitter animosity which it
has engendered in the repuclican
ranks, taken oil his own shoulders
and thrown on Senator Dixon's.
The Dixon men here feel very bitter
toward Carter for what they allege he
has done in his effort to escape the
consequences of his stand in the con
vention, and the opinion is shared by
many that the article will have the
effect of making Dixon and Carter
bitter enemies. Ever since I)ixon
landed in the senate he and Carter
have not been on the best of terms,
their dealings being in the nature of
an armed truce, but hereafter it is
declared, the distrust and dislike each
bears from the other, will be more
The two men whom the convention
injured the most are Senator I)ixon
and Senator Carter. If the opinion of
nine out of every ten republicans one
meets, is worth anything, the most
disliked man in the party is the junior
senator from Montana. They declare
he has deliberately stayed away from
Montana and has taken a hand in the
national campaign as chairman of the
western speakers' bureau for the sole
purpose of sidestepping the campaign
in this state and to prevent being
compelled to take sides. The repub
lican in this state who has not assailed
Dixon is an exception and hard to
find. It is true that at the last mo
ment, when the machine had fixed
the slate, Dixon jumped into the game
by fireing in a bunch of telegrams to
the delegates advising them that he
was for Dylan, first last and always.
But there were several reasons for this
Great pressure had been brought to
bear to make him declare himself.
He knew what the slate was when
the telegrams were filed and that
Dolan would get the nomination. He
knew that if he declared for anyone
else it would hurt his own prestige
and show how little strength he really
has in the state. He also knew that he
could not afford to antagonize Dolan,
much as he would like to keep Dolan
in obscurity, because he sees in the
republican candidate for governor a
formidable candidate for his own seat
four .years hence. So with a great
splash he dived into the Montana
Senator Carter is more formidable,
and it is only through fear that the
republican machine has been kept in
working order since the convention.
But in the minds of many of his owni
lieutenants, it is a doubtful question,
whether he can be re-elected senator
two years from now. even if the legis
lature is controlled by a republican
The followers of C. M. Webster in
northern Montana are sore at Senator
Carter; the followers of William Lind
say in eastern Montana are sore at
him; and so are the followers of Lee
Mantle in Silver Bow and southern
The remembrances rankles in the
breast of Mr. Lindsay at being sum
marily kicked out of the gubernatorial
race. "We migh not have objected
if Mr. Lindsay had been forced to
withdraw for a man of broad caliber."
declare Mr. Lindsay's followers, "but
to be force out for a man who cannot
even make a speech creditable to a
school child in the fourth grade is too
Both the Webster and Mantle fol
lowing are bitter at Senator Carter
for practically the same reason. The
Webster men assert that some time
ago Senator Carter was asked if he
would favor the nomination of Web
ster. He said he would, and it was
only because of his pledged word that
Webster entered the race. And at
the last moment, Carter not only re
fused to support him, but done every
thing possible to keep him from se
curing the nomination.
Mantle men..,say their chief wasl
given the double cross. He didn't
care anything about the nomination
and only got in the race at the insis
tent beseechings of Senator Carter,
who threw him over at the last mo
Why did the wily Senator play so
coarse a game this campaign and
seemintlly deliberately make enemies
right and left and throw his own po
sition as republican boss of the state
Well, it is rumored here that the
Northern Pacific lailway company
wanted certain men nominated for
railroad commissioners, and at the
last moment found it lacked enough
votes. These votes were controlled
by Dolan and had to be secured at
any cost. With the votes controlled
by Senator Carter it was a simple
After Dan Boyle, of Livingston, un
til eight months ago assistant general
superintendent of the Northern Pa
cific, had been nominated, the asser
tion was made by republican delegates
having seats in the convention, that
he resigned eight months ago for the
purpose of making the race for rail
road commissioner, the Northern Pa
cific feeling he could do them more
good as railroad commissioner than in
his old position.
All the railroad officials have a good
word to say for B. T. Stanton, com
missioner at present and nominoted
for the four year term; and for E. A.
Morley, also a commissioner and nom
inated for the two year term.
When Mr. Webster placed the name
of Judge C. W. Pomeroy of Flathead
county before the convention as can
didate for the six year term, simply
to give Northern Montana represen
tation upon the ticket, he was turned
down so sharply it made his head
swim. Ordinarily the convention
would see to it that the ticket repre
sented different portions of Montana.
but in this case it was imparative that
the right man be selected.
To take the curse of and make it
look less like a sheepherder and his
silly flock, Senator Cartersplit some of
his delegations when it came to voting
on the first ballot, and on subsequent
ballots the Carter men switched to
the machine candidate, one or two or
three at a time, so as to make it look
The vote of the Lawis and Clark
delegation on the candidate for the
six year term of rail roa commissioner
is a good illustration of the way Sen
ator Carter had the scheme worked.
Morley got eight votes from this dele
gation: Ponmeroy got eightl: Boyle got
fifteen. In other words half the
delegation voted for tha machine
candidate, an-l the remaining votes
were divided equally between the
other two candidates, so as to make
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OPERA HOUSE AT 8:00 P. M.
"Governor Norris is coming" That is the word heard on
all sides and republicans and democrates alike are planning
to be at the opera house this evening to listen to the Go ver
nor whose reputation as an orator is second to none in the
state of Montana over which he has now ruled for nearly
one year. Aside from the fact that he is most eminently
fitted by nature as an orator of more than ordinary ability
the Govenor is a man who is always in close touch with the
trend of affairs and an interesting and instuctive address
is assured all who attend.
The band will play several pieces on the streets early in
the evening and will then proceed to the opera house .The
exercise will be started promptly at 8 o'clock, so don't be
Another interesting feature of this, the first rally, is
that Rev. Leonard J. Christler, who was unaimously nom
inated by the Chouteau county democrates, as one of their
candidates for the legislature will give his answer "Yes" or
"No" at this meeting.
Will His Answer be "Yes" or "No?"
Helena. Sept. 23.-Governor Nor
ris has announced his findings in the
matter of the charges made by Ed
ward Dickey of Kalispell, in connee
tion with the sales of state land in
Flathead county to the Northwestern
Lumber company, G. W. Miller and
A. D. Ryan and the Somers Lumber
company. The governor finds there
is no evidence or reasonable ground
to suspect that any improper consid
dration of any kind was paid to or re
ceived by any member of the board
of land commissioners, or any person
or otficer connected with the depart
ment. IHe also finds the board acted
from honorable motives in the trans
actions camplained of.
Several of the findings refer to the
applications for the lands by the three
concerns and after a price had been
agreed upon it was found the pros
pective purchasers were informed (hat
the state could not sell in excess of
160 acres to any one individual or cor
poration. It is found that the pur
chasers then furnished names of per
sons to whom patents were issued,
that the purchase price was paid by
the three concerns enumerated and
receipts were issued to them. It is
also found that in each case, save two
the persons named in the patents
deeded to the respective companies
and persons the lands described, the
deed in each case showing a consider
ation of one dollar.
lION... K. BRAMBLE,
Dlemocratic Candidate for ('oolnt.y
Chester, Oct. 7,
Whitlash, Oct. K.
Gold Butte, Oct. Ii.
D)odson, Oct. 13.
Zertman, Oct. 15.
Harlem. Oct. 17.
Chinook, Oct. 20.
Fort Benton, Oct. 22.
Big Sandy, Oct. 24.
lito. A. S. Lohman was in from his
Red Rock sheep ranches on Saturday.
Mr. Lehman, who has just returned
from a month's stay at the Hotl
Springs in Indiana, and is snore than
enthusiastic over the political outlook
in this s~tte as well as throughout
the easteru states, declaring that the
opinion is universal that Mr. Bryan
is sure to be the next president of
these united states. Mr. Lohman was
absent from tthe state during the time
of the holding of both the state and
county conventions of the democrats,
but he is sanguine of success for the
same at the coming election.
H. E. Loranger, democratic ean- .
didate for assessor came down from 1
Chester yesterday, being accompanied i
by Mrs Loranger who will visit some t
time at the S. K. Hundon home,
Bryan and Kern Club Are Preparing for
An Active Campaign. Block
Havre's democracy was never more
responsive to the popular wave now
sweeping the United States from one
end to the other, and they have start
ed out on a campaign which can re
sult in but one outcome--success.
The meeting of the Bryan and Kern
club on Monday last, was one of the
most successful of the season, success
ful in the results attained. There
was a large attendance and the work
of the meeting lasted until late in the
Arrangements were made for the
reception of Governor Edwin Norris
who arrived today on No. I from the
east to open the campaign in Choteau
county by an address to the voters of
Havre upon the living questions of
the day at the McIntyre opera house
this evening. Aside from the fact
that this is the opening of the cam
paign in this county, the prominence
of our visitor is a guarantee that
Havre's citizens will turn out enmasse
to hear'the Governor of the common
The following were appointed as a
reception committee: Messrs. Camp
bell, Holland, Allen, Bailey, Gardiner,
Wilson, Vaniorne, Strouse, Kennedy,
Carruth, Kester, Burke, Hanley,
Clack, Christler, Broadwater, Bram
ble, Boone, Pepin and Williams.
A mong the other propositions taken
up was that of the appointing of
block committees to cover the city of
HIavre, and the following were se
Original townsite. Block 1, Ed.
Doyle, blk. 2, pd. Doyle, tlk, 3, :JohQn
Heenan, R. C. Diamond, blk. 4, B.
Strouse, blk. 5, Jim Bolln, blk. 6, J.
C. Bailey, Concert HIall, .lJos. Lucier,
blk 7, Geo. Coulter, Tom McDevitt,
blk. 8. Wm. Rupp, Van Horn, blk. 9.
Carruth, blk. 10, Win. Pepin, blk 11,
O'Keefe, blk. 12, Joe Caino, blk. 13,
Ceo. Gardiner, blk. 14, Ed. Filler, blk.
15, Frank Chestnut, Garry Ayers, blk.
16, I)an Oneil, blk. 17, Sam Williams.
.las. Auld, 1lk. 18, .\. .1. Broadwater,
blk. 19, i. 11. Boone, blk. 20. .im
Who Is It?
Tht interest in the colt roversy be-
twe.m "my policy" Rossevelt and a
policy for the whole people--.Bryan,
pales into insignificance before a par
amount question raised by the Plain
dealer in its last issue, it adrvocating,
in4 well written editorial, the elec
tion of the Honorable 11. L. Powers as
district judge. In the article referred
to, the Plaindealer holds up to pub
tic view the virtues and the acconm
"1 ishments of Mr. Powers in an ablk
and forceful manner, and notay figure
,ever dressed up and given the best
lposition in a mertantile *establish
j.ment's best window, with all the
esebuctive attractiveness of a marked
,down price, ever Ipresented a neater
;apearance than does the Plaindeal
etr's candidate, a tliimmed up and
marked down by that aealous advo
,cate of the "my policy" :administra
tioa. However, it is not for the pur
pose of belittlcing of the virtues of
Hir. Powers, as extolled by the Pain
dealer, that this article has to do.
'he Ilerald is quite Willdqlg to recog
,nizehtle able and manly qualitiies of
Mr. Powers, but not to the exte.t, of
coinciding with the PlGindealer, whien
it makes the following statement,
"The best indication of the lofty
plane he (Mr. Powers) oceupies a
mong the peop)e who know hini is the
fact, that with possibly one eteeption,
he will secure the vote of every lawyer
practicing before the bar in both
3houteyu and Valley counties."
Now the mighty questions arises:
who is who, and what is what in this
contest for the judgeship. It is gen
erally known that the majority of the t
legal fraternity in Chouteau and Val
ley counties, have inherited the re
publican faith. We have at least I
,ree exceptions, in the persons of Mir.
Lenihan, blk. 21, Ed. F. Ilurke, bik.
22, Siman Pipin, blk. 23, E. W. F'ier.
Blroadwater-Pipin addition. Block
2 and 13, Ed. Allen, P. C. Barrett.
blk. 3 and 14, Jas. Bolin,1J. C. Bailey.
blk. 4, Tom .lohnson, blk. 7, Harry
Jaques, blk. 8, .1. A. Mayer, blk. 9, L.
P. Hattler, blk. 10, Geo. Gillaum, blk.
11, .las. Kenney, blk. 12, Tom Kenney,
Newman addition. Ed. Kennedy,
I)ecelle's addition. Block 1, Geo.
Long George, blk. 2, R. A. Bentzin.
blk. 3, C.B.Wilson, blk. 4, Ole Walen.
blk. 5, Pat Heron, blk. 6, F. Bossuot.
ITnion Hotel, Frank Hatler, Austin
& Gussenhoven's addition, Chas.
Mead, Meill & Almas addition, blk. 7,
H. E. Clack, Lawrence blk., Dude
Lockett, I)ecelles blk., W. C. Kester,
north of tracks,. C. W. Gardiner, cross
river, Thos. H. Fitch, Milk River.
west, J. C. Lynch, Milk River, east,
J. J. Taylor, Bull Hook, south, Thos.
Gorman, Halfway, .Jas. Moran; Clack
valley, J.. W. Clack.
The members of the block commit
tee are requested to meet at, head
quarters next Saturday night. Work
in plenty to do and a Dutch lunch
to finish up with.
City Engineer Sam Hanley volun
teered to paint the banner for the 98
foot Bryan and Kern pole that is to
be raised today and his offer of services
was accepted. Everything is in readi
ness for the raising and it is expected
that the banner will be floating to
the breezes by noon today.
The committee on permanent head
quitriter. reported that they had
entered into a lease for the Cowan &
Boles room next to the Oxford saloon
and their report was accepted. Head
quarters will be opened there today
and there will be literature on hand
at all times.
The meeting then adjourned until
Monday evening at headquarters. All
sympathizers with the cause of dem
ocracy are cordially invited to come
to the meetings of the club and to
ilrd of Valley, and Mr. ()'Keefe and
Mr. Bramble of Choteau county, and
the question offhand, if we adhear
strictly to party lines, would seem to
be, which one of the three will be
the "possible exception," and have
the temerity to support his own ticket.
The solution is not so easy as it
looks. Take Mr. Hurd, for instance.
lie is recognized as being an alert.
progressive lawyer and citizen, a be
liever ir a policy of and for the people.
as against that of an individual, and
to the citizen who has with any de
gree ,of intelligence followed the able,
fair and impartial administration of
.ludge Tattan, it would seem to be 1.
ftregorn coniclulsion that Mr. Hurd
would be foremost in supporting the
re-election of .Iudge Tattan. That
eunclusion would give us the one vote
'possibly" conceded by the Plain
dealer, but still we are not satisfied.
We have Mr. ()'Keefe and Mr. Bram
b~l to be accounted for. If would be
hard to convince anyone who knows
Mr. O'Keefe, that he will not stand
for the principles he advocates, .nd"
i vote his ticket straight. But that
Iconstruction gives .Judge Tattan
"possibly'" two votes at the hands of
the district bar. with Bramble still
unaccounted for. Mr. Bramble is a
tcndidate himself on the democratic
ticket, and no valid excuse could be
offered for his r-pudiating any man
on the ticket which lie representates
a a candidate, neitheir wilrhe. Now
we have three "possible" votes among
the legal fraternity for .1 udge Tatatu,
anrid then arises the great question.
will not the inate modesty and re
tiring disposition of Mr. Powers lead
him to cast his own vote for his op
p.nent. This would surely be manly
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