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STHE HAVRE HERALD.
VOL. 1, No. 4. HAVRE, CHOUTEAU CCUNTY, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1904. $2.00 PER YEAR. . r'' r. iF il H il • : . I I III IN m [ II 'II I II- i I I I 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 H all. HAVRE BARTENDER'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE or AMERICA-Meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Concert f all. HAVRE COOKS AND WAITERS' UNION Meets every Wednesday evening at Lawson's harber shop. 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 street. H-AVRE RETAIL CLERK'S ASSOCIATION Meets on the first and fourth Friday of each month. 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 n.it's hall. HAVRE UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMER ICA-Meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month. IiAVRE TEAMRTER'S UNION-Meets the first and third Saturdays of each month at Chest nut's hall. 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 producers. 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 tlers. 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 deep. 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. WILL CELEBRATE LABOR 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 tory. Miss Lillian Arthur is visiting Mrs. John Lamey this week. l I nH r .l a " --'" N" Hal 30 DAYS REMOVAL SALE 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. "THE HUB" 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 ing. THE HERALD for printing.