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THE HAVRE HERALD.
1init~! Society .f L1eaitana. VOL. 1, No. 1. 32'1 HAVRc, CHOUTEAU COUNTYY, MONTANA, WEDNESDA, JULY 6, 1904. $2.00 PER YEAR. The Havre Herald A. C. LENDER, PUBLISHER. Entered at the postoffice at Havre. Mon tana. as second class mail matter. SALUTATORY. In starting a new paper it is customary to say some thing in regard to its aims. Our aim will be to make as good a local paper as possi ble; to treat all fairly in a business way; to avoid per sonal abuse or allow others that privilege in its columns, and to labor for the interests of Havre, this county and state. In politics this paper could be nothing but Demo cratic, believing, as we do, that the country at large has no show for fair play from the Republican party. We will also be independent enough to criticise where criticism is due, and deal fairly with all public ques tions as they arise. We real ize that we have not tumbled into a bed of `2and ai dependent upon the patron age of the good people of Havre, hoping to merit it by unceasing efforts to make this paper a welcome visitor into every home. A. C. LENDER. summmmm THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK This is presidential year. The Re publicans have made their nomina tion for president and vice president. Some time ago "Teddy" Roosevelt was a well known character in the wild west. No one dreamed that the hand of an assassin would make him president of the United States. Fate put him at the head of this nation as its chief executive. Without going into details as to his ability, we look only into results. The history of his administration has been one of labor strikes. At no time has their been so much trouble in labor circles as dur ing Roosevelt's presidential incum bency. All over the country labor has been in one continual warfare for better results. This, in the face of Republican tariff protection, tells the tale in words louder than the cannons on a Russian and Japanese battlefield. In the face of all this industrial trouble, the Republican party met in national convention and reasserted the same principal of high tariff pro tection, and will go upon the stump. proclaiming the same old doctrine that has created a thousand trusts and has fed them with the wages of honest toil throughout the land. Some little show has been made to check trusts, but the effort has pro duced-what? More trusts! ' running mate to the man who saw a charge up San Juan hill, they have Fairbanks, the silent man of Indiana, who amassed a five million dollar for tune as corporation attorney. This man Fairbanks would make an ideal Republican president. Should there be a vacancy from any cause, Morgan, Jim Hill, Rockefeller and the rest would have nothing to fear from Fair banks, and as president of the senate he could wield a power for evil. The producers of the great west; who feed the nations, want lower priced manufactured goods of all kinds, to correspond with prices that western products are sold for. Even a great portion of western repnbli cans are crying for tariff session, but the "stand-patters" are in the saddle, and now the stump orators will en deavor to stifle the cry of tariff re duction. The people at large; the bone and sinew of honest industry can look to the Republican party in vain for relief. No other party could do worse, and yet there is a hope and that hope lies in Republican defeat. In 1898 the Republicans waged a war with Spain, a ga-lo-ri-ous war, and captured the Philippine islands. Imperialism ran riot; the g. o. p. wanted some foreign colonies and Dewey did the shooting. To-day this same party, or the great Republican protective administration, wants to sell the unwashed Fillipinos to Japan, Cuba and Porto Rico; want reciproci ty with their guardian, while Canada shies at reciprocity like a wild bronco at a lasso. This is the auspicious year for Democrats to organize and work for victory. Get together, work a victorious showing in November. As the. hour for the Democratic convention draws near it looks more and more like Judge Parker. All the old timers now on the ground concede his nomination. However William Jennings Bryan may stampede the convention and upset all pre-arranged plans and should he fail in such an effort that will be the grand finale of the "Boy Orator of the Platte." The New York delegation, if defeated, may make a final rally to nominate Governor McClelland. For second choice Ex-Senator Geo. Turner, of Washington, seems to be the leading candidate, William Hearst seems to be completely shelved, for the present at least. When all the sources of informa tion, properly reduced to a conserva tive estimate be considered, it looks as if Parker would become the Demo cratic standard bearer. That he will be bitterly opposed by Mr. Bryan who has prepared himself for the greatest oratorical effort of his life, is now most thoroughly understood, and nobody can foretell the result of such an effort. While it may be true that Tammany. is not only opposed to Parker,' but is most decidedly in favor of McClelland, who seems to have no other following, he is very apt to be nominated. The announcement that young Mr. Vanderbilt has adjusted his differ ences with Philadelphia society, lifts a heavy burden from the shoulders of the working men. Russia appears to be putting in her best licks to assist the Japs in de stroying the Russian navy. .~; As the convention is in session, Mr. Bryan Views without alarm a steady decrease of Democratic disorganizers CELEBRATED -IN FIELD SPORT Another Lenagto-be-Remembered Fourth Passes Away. Although Havre made no pretense to celebrate the Fourth, owing to the lack of Hotel accommnodations, it was never-the-less a joyful one to those who assembled at Prestoa's grove, where the Bartenders' Internatiopa League of this city celebrated tf nation's holiday with field sport, dancing, games and amlsements. The League assembled atChestnut's hall at one o'clock and marched to Bull Hook bridge in a -body, led ISy the Citizen's Band of Havre and fol lowed by members of different unions. Here they disbanded and were con veyed to the grove. At the grounds, the ball was quick ly opened and it was one continual round of pleasure until the gong sounded for midnight. The first event was the heavy shot put. There were five entries. The best average put, three throws, was seventy-six, made by Prof. T. J. Troy; Winm. Emery being a close second. In the light shot put there were eleven contestants. Prof. Troy again won first prize and Wmn. Emery sec ond prize with an average of one hun dred and thirty-one feet, three inches _ _!asu d4 tour Sreospotively. The hammer throw was also won by Prof. Troy, who hurled the fifteen pounder a distance of eighty-five feet. Frank Fecker won second mon ey with eighty-three feet, four inches ..SP E C IA L. !SUIT SALE! Regular $12.00 and $15.00 Values "THE HUB" LOcATl O 4tN STREET. to his credit. The most interesting event was the running high jump. At the start there were five contestants, but all fell by the wayside except Prof. Troy and Frank Fecker, who put up a pretty contest. Both had tied at five feet and two inches in three trials. The fourth leap Troy cleared the tape with a few inches to spare and Fecker failed to make good, receiving second money. Th. standing high jump was won by Pceeker, who cleared three feet foer tnemes. Troy and Hanks split cod money on a tie. Five entered. The fat mans' race was a feature hbt was entered into with enthus asm. Five heavy weights entered and galloped down the line like youngsters. Frank Hopkins got off a trifle ahead of the bunch and held his position to the finish, with Thos. Lamey a close second. As the hour was late, the field pro gram was concluded with the free-for all 100 yard dash. There were five en tries. Frank Fecker won first money and Ben Ryan second. Time, 10t seconds. The bowery dance was alive all the time. The Citizens Band of Havre furnished the music and all joined hands in a dance led by the gaily be decked damsels of the west. Marshal of the Day Healy patrolled the grounds and kept perfect order and not a single cloud arose to mar the merriment of the occasion. A. D. Smith, Great Northern epn duoters who wnael evedrt dtu a couple at momtb ago, has resused his positt on a the- road.. Conductor James McKendie will also be re-in stated in the service. Subscribe for the HEiALD.