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L. J. Christler Accepts Nomination for
Legislature-Most Enthusiastic Rally
In the History of Havre.
1Tke arst big gun of the campaign
was Bred on Wednesday night, when,
witharallyunparralleled in the history
of Ohouteau county, the democrats
as.embled at the opera house, for the
inauguration of the vigorous policy to
be pursued during the campaign.
The coming of Governor Norris had
been well advertised, and from the
time of his arrival in the city, until
his departure, he was the recipient of
a spontaneous and genuine ovation.
When Chairman Campbell called
the assemblage in the opera house to
order at 8 o'clock, every seat was
occapied as well as every inch of
standing room. The stage which was
tastefully decorated, was occupied by
the speakers, candidates and mem
bers of the reception committee. The
chairman, after stating the object of
the meeting, and briefly outlining the
principles and aims of the democratic
party, introduced the first speaker of
the evening, the Rev. Leonard J.
(.ristler. Particular significance at
taohed to the address of Mr.Christler,
for while he was the unanimous
choice of the party, as expressed in
the convention at Fort Benton, for
the office of member of the legislature,
ke had not as yet publically or
firamally signified his acceptance of
the nomination.
Owing to the fact that Governor
1¶orris was obligpe to leave on the
Tisnrrtana 'O"antral train, :the time
allsted to the speakerir has necessarily
c.rtailed, but Mr. Christler's address,
-while brief,;left no doubt in the mnids
of any of his hearers, as to his po
sition, and that is the support of a
government of good principles, as ad
vecated by Jefferson, Jackson and
Bryan, the great triumvirate of sin
cere and honest workers for the com
mon good of the common people. Mr.
Christler's address was listened to
with earnest attention by his hearers,
and was frequently interrupted with
applause, but his formal announce
ment of his acceptance of the nom
ination tendered him was received
with an outburst of enthusiasm seldom
witnessed at any public gathering,
political or otherwise. Said Mr.
Ohrlstler, in closing his address:
president Roosevelt's vicious and
iaLdignified attack on Governor Has
kell, chairman of the Democratic
Ceamittee on National Platform,
while not at all in accord with ameri
ca traditions, is quite in keeping
with the policy of French justice,
which assumes all men accused of a
crime or misdemeanor to be guilty
until they prove themselves innocent.
hI the controversy between Mr.
Roosevelt and Mr. Bryan with Gover
nor Haskell as the central figure, the
president loses sight of dignity, fair
ness and even decency in his exploi
tations of "my policy," with little,
if any consideration of his boasted
s4eare deal. Said the president, ad
dressing Mr. Bryan;
"You say that your platform de
clares in favor of the vigorous enforce
ment of the law against guilty trust
magnates and officials, and that thW
platform upon which Mr. Taft stand
;makes no such declaration." (Nov
1liten) 'It was not necessary. Tha
platform approved the policies o
this administration, and promised tt
cotinue them."
Is gall like that monumental or is
it simply Roosevental?
'turther on the president says: '-I'
ask that he (Mr. Haskell) be hef
guiltless of them (the charges brough
by Hearst) unless convicted in a cour
of law."
Was there anything unfair or un
reasonable in the request of Mr
Bryan that Governor Haskell be givel
a chanc. to defend himself, befor
judgment was pronounced agains
Mr. Roosevelts action in this con
troversy, is exactly .in line with hi
unajust, unfair, and inhuman attitud,
in pronouncing judgment in advanct
"In accepting this nomination I
respond to the merits and demands of
a cause rather than to the claims of
any man or party; a cause which
means fairmindedness, earnest and
patriotic action directly and imme
diately for the benefit of the people.
If I am of any value at all to the
people of Northern Montana, if I can
accomplish results beneficial and
stable for every city, town and inter
est of this section of our glorious
state, by helping to develop with
every ounce of my power, by deed of
pen and speech, the interest and re
sources that have hitherto slumbered
in the soil of negation, then I am
yours to command."
After his address, Mr. Christler, as
acting chairman of the meeting, in
troduced Mr. Phil Goodwin, of Butte,
nominee for the office of state treas
urer, who, in a brief but vigorous
speech, defined his ideas of the issues
of the day, and his interpretation of
the duties devolving upon the state
The address of Governor Norris,
which followed, was listened to with
the respectful attention of a people
directly interested in the cause of
good government. Governor Norris
is essentially a forceful speaker, and
possesses the rare gift of at once im
pressing his hearers with the fact that
he is sincerely and thoroughly in ac
cord with the sentiments he expresses.
As stated above, the Governor's time
wa' limited, but during the hour at
hI; disposal he, was in close tvouh
wcii hts, atidiene, and the friequency
and heartiness of the applause accorded
him, was a conclusive tribute to the
good work he was doing for the cause
he so ably represents.
The meeting itself was one to make
glad the heart of any man who be
lieves in the principles and policies
advocated by Jefferson, that he is a
democrat, and in this connection,
eliminating partizanship, we wish to
express to the good people of Havre,
our sincere appreciation of their suc
cessful effort to impress the Governor
of the State of Montana with the fact
that he is by no means an alien in the
camp of an enemy, when visiting
our city.
on Heywood, Moyer and Pettibone,
when the last assets men possess,
their lives,were hanging in the balance
in the Idaho courts.
Some time ago the president ad
dressed a letter to "My dear Mr.
Kohrs" of Montana. Owing to the
fact that a letter is occasionally lost
in transmission, the President guarded
against any such mishapby addressing
his letter in care of the Associated
Press, and "My dear Mr. Kohrs" was
known to be "dear" to the President,
by millions of our citizens, before he
had sipped his black coffee on the
morning of the letter's publication.
There were many comments on the
letter by the press of the country, it
really being taken seriously in some
cases, but an editorial in the Louisville
Courier Journal is so replete with a
good humored analysis of the Pres
ident's letter. while-at the same time
it so tersely emphasizes the fact that
the "pen is mightier than the sword"
in enabling a would be great man to
make an ass of himself, that we re
produce it verbatim. The editorial is
entitled: "His Sentiments Known At
Last" and reads as follows:
"The letter of President Roosevelt
to hs freod Kohrs, of Montana, at
last clears up all doubt and makes un
mistakeable the Chief Executive's
preferances as his successor. He makes
plain that those who thought he was
for Chapin were far wrong, while the
others',who suspected him of being
committed to the candidacy of Debs
were not nearer right. With equual
frankness he upsets the theories of
those persons who believed he might
be an entt -.astic supporter of
Hearst's Hisjen and .he few others
who held the ide. that way- down in
hishearthe had ~ feeling for Bryan.
Yomi~Watson he leaves out rin ithe
cold. The President's support is not
for him. Whom's he for? A careful
perusal of his letter must convince
the open-minded and conservative
reader that the president is for Taft.
Almost anyway you read it--whether
upside down, down side up, horizon
tially, vertically, metaphorically, lit
erally or analytically-the conclusion
is well nigh inescapable-he's for
Taft. It is not believed that all the
other presidential candidates will
withdraw on the strength of the sur
prising announcement, but their dis
appointment must be almost unbear
"There were, of course, long ago,
rumors to the effect that the President
was for Taft and the rumors would
not down, but they could never be
traced to authenticity. The President's
sphinx-like silence on the subject,
his studied attitude of absolute im
partslUty, his refusal to participate
in the choice of the nominee, his ab
solu~ lack of interest in the prelim
inari, to the Chicago convention,
his irsistence on an "even break" for
Fairbanks, Hughes, La Follethe,
Foraker, Cannon and Knox; his. sen
satioial removal of 500,000 or less
Federal office holders for manipulating
things for Taft-all these things served
to make his political thoughtsebseere,
mysterious and even inscrutable. Se
rene, aloof, unbiased, immovable,
his real sentiments were at once the
wonder of the voters and the riddle of
the politicians.
"Now thai it is known-the great
secret is out-that, Roosevelt is for
Taft, and Chafin, Hisgen, Debs, Bryan
and Watson must go without his aid,
let the campaign go merriy on. There
is no reason for further delay.
"But in the eternal fitnessof things,
oughtn't Hearst to come out for
Hisgen, and oughn't Kern to declare
himself for Bryan for President?"
Democratic Candidate for County
Chester, Oct,. 7,
Whitlash, Oct. 8.
Gold Butte, Oct. 9.
Dodson, Oct. 13.
Zortman, Oct. 15.
Harlem, Oct. 17.
Chinootk, Oct. 20.
wort ~Anton, Oct. 22.
Big Sandy, Oct. 24.
The Uniform Rank of the Knights
af Pythias, of Atchinson Camp, No. 12
which for some months past have
been perfecting themselves in the
drill manual of the Order, were form
ally and regularly mustered in on
Saturday afternoon, by mustering
officer Oscar Webber, and the follow
ing ofllcers installed: Thos. W West,
captain, Richard B. Loyd, first lieut
enant, Robert .. Barnes, second Lieu
tenant; W.lHanson. first sergeant; Sam
Hanley, duty sergeant; Ed. Stokke,
commissary sargent;J.S. McDonald, re
cordingsergeant; Charles Dockstader,
corporal A. II. West, trumpeter;
Warren Smith, chaplain; The newly
mustered in Uniform Rank, K. of P.,
will attend in a body the Convention
to be held in Great Falls, of the Grand
Lodge, on October 13-15th.
Venerable Priest Celebrates Fiftieth An
niversary of Active Church Work.
The reception tendered to Reverend
Father Eberschweiler, on Monday ev
ening, in the Opera House, on the oc
casion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of
his entrance into "The Society of
Jesus," was largely attended by Havre
citizens, who assembled to do honor to
the revered Father, the esteemed
friend and the respected citizen. The
address of Father Eberschweiler, in
which he gave a modest account of his
11fe's work, from the time of his boy
hood days in far off Germany, to the
time of his locating in Havre, and his
work since coming into the comunity,
was intensely interesting. as he simp
ly yet graphically illustrated the
work of a life devoted to the uplifting
of mankind. The entertainment in
cluded a finely rendered musical pro
gram, vocal and instrumental, Direc
tor Hilla's orchestra, adding greatly
to the enjoy toe of the happy occasion
Tio )pera house was beautifully dee
orated, the color scheme being yellow,
commemorative of the golden anni
versary being celebrated, and punch
was served through the evening from
a golden bowl.
Father Eberschweiler was lit
erally showered with congratulations
and was made the recipient of a beau
tiful purse, containing a substantial
offering from his people and friends.
A letter of congratulation and good
will from Mr. Christler, in behalf: of
the members of St.Mai.% Witis received
by Father Eberschweiler, and is a
Elaborate arrangements are being
made for the reception and entertain
ment of the state educators who will
attend the teachers' institute, to be
held in this city on October 8-10, 1908.
The institute will be under the sup
ervision of Miss Blackstone, who was
recently appointed county superin
tendent, in place of Miss Agnes At
kinson, resigned. The following pro
gram has been prepared:
9 to 9:15--Music. Invocation, Rev.
F. W. Pool.
treasured memento. The letter resib
as follows:
My dear Reverend Brother:
An honorable,useful life, whether of
an individual or institution, is always
worth commemorating, not only va
our grateful remembrance of worthy
things accomplished, but as a duty to
make them an influence helpful to
the present and the future. And
when such life is part of the histoqr
of our country, interwoven with its
work and fulfilling its high ideals, it
is fitting that we should give that.
life our recognition and recommenda
So today, as your own children gatkh
er about you good father, to renew
their loyalty and wish you many
happy returns on this your fiftieth
anniversary of your entrance inte
"The Society of Jesus" my own people,
the members and friends of St. Marks
Mission wish me to convey to you and
your people their greeting and cot
gratulations. What more can we wish
for you?
Honor! that you have and well have
earned it. Remembrancel that yoU
shall ever have, and what more it
better, than that time may de.t
gently with you, and give you peace
and happaness.
With warmest regards, I am, be
lieve me,
Very truly yours,
.eonard J. ChirlStler.
St.Marks Mission.
9:15 to 9:55--Psychology. Dr. Bell.
9:55 to 10:30-Arithmetic, Prof. Har
10:30 to 11:15-Language,Mrs.Cooley.
11:15 to 12-Literary Interpretation,
Dr. Bell.
Noon intermission.
1:25 to 1:35-instrumental solo, Mips
1:35 to 2:15-Literature, Mrs. Cooley.
2:15 to 2:30--Calisthenics, Mrs. West
2:45 to 3:15-Pedagogy, Dr. Bell.
3:15 to 4-Grammar, Prof. Harmom.
9:00 to 9:15-Music, Invocation, Rev.
L. J. Christler.
9:55to 10:30-Arithmetic, Prof. Har
10:40 to 11:15--Language, Mrs. Cool
11:15 to 12--Literary Interpretation.
Noon intermission.
1:25 to 1:40-Vocal solo, Miss Eva
1:40 to 2:20-Literature, Mrs. Cooley
2:40 to 3:15--Pedagogy, D)r. Bell.
3:15 to 4- . ;as rs, Educational Ten
dencies, Hlarmon.
1**0 &Y', OCTOBER 10,
9:0) t. -Opening exercises. hi
vocation, '. W. W. Liston.
!+:15 to 9:55-Psychology, Dr. Bell.
9:55 to 10:30-Spelling, Prof. liar
mI f-n.
I ntermnission.
10:40 to 11:15---Language, Mrs. Cool
11:15 to 12--Pedagogy, Dr: Bell.
1:25 to 1:35---Instrumental music.
Miss De Boos.
1:35 to 2:20-Literature, Mrs. Cooley.
2:30 to 3-Address, Prof. Harmon.
3:10 to 3:25--Music.
3:25 to 4--Literary interpretation.
Dr. Bell.
Thursday evening, at 8 o'clock, in
formal reception to all teachers and
friends of education at Hotel Havre.
Friday evening, at 8 o'clock, music,
address, "The Genius of Isben," by
Dr. Sanford Bell.
L.P. Benedict, Deputy Commission
3r of Labor and Agriculture, is in the
3it y on business connected with his.
Miss Jennie Brady, aeousin,and Lor
atta May, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter DesRosier, returned this
morning, from a three months visit in
Deadwood and Lead, South Dakota,
and Butte, Montana.

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