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1init~! Society .f L1eaitana.
The Havre Herald
Entered at the postoffice at Havre. Mon
tana. as second class mail matter.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Regular $12.00 and $15.00
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
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
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.
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