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1 V HAVRE HERALD T_ TET, j HAVREC : HLD ThePaper That In Its Territory k . TIlE NEWS VOL. IV., N. 41. HAVRE, CHOUTEAU COUNTY; MONh'., I'RIDAY, .I.ARCH 22- , 1907. $2.00 PER YEAR. f __ -- ,____._...._...~___.._ LOCAL FIRE ORGANIZATON IS GETTING VERY BUSY The state ficem.ln's convention in Havre next August will be a dandy. If you are inclined to doubt it, make inquiry of any of the members of the new executive committee chosen at the special meting of the Havre volunteer Fire Department last Monday night, who are: Thomas W. West, president of the Montana Firemen's State as sociation; R. W. Gran, chief of the Havre Fire department; C. B. Mc Wulloh, superintendent of public im provements; James S. Carnal, secre tary of the Montana State Firemen's Association, .and W. 13. Pyper, secre tary of the Havre Fire department. These were the men chosen to pre pare for the visitors at the special meeting of the Havre -Fire department held this week. These men are busy-very busy. If the tenth of what they pr:,pose to do were told, the columns of the press would have to be extended by the Herald. Shortly stated, these com mittee men are using an Argus eye. They have invited delegates from ev ery city in the state big enough to have to have a fire department,, and if the alurements to be provided- not to say anything of the duties of STRICT PENSION RULES IN FORCE .. II. W. Schmidt, special examin .r i'ureaa of Pensions, was in the city" this week from his headquarters at rargo, N. D., Mr. Schmidt was making a tour of inspection in the interest of the promulgation of stricter regulatios affecting the mak ing and verification of vouchers for pension. The following amendment to the statutes of the United States, approved July 7th; 1898, precsribes strict regulations. It is as follows: Be it enacted by 'the Senate anid House of Representatives of the Un ited States of America in Congress as sembled, That section forty-seven hundred and forty-six of the Revised Statutes of the United States is here by amended to read as follows; "That every person, who knowingly or willfully makes or aids, or assists in the making, or in any wise pro cures the .making or presentation of any false or fraudulent affidavit, de claration, certificate, voucher, or paper or writing purporting to be such, concerning any claim for pension or payment thereof, or pertaining to any other matter within the jurisdic tion of the Commissioner of Pensions or of the Secretary of the Interior, or who knowingly or willfully makes or causes to be made, or aids or assists in the making, or presents or caus es to be presented at any pension ag ency any power of attcrney or other paper required as a voucher in draw ing a pension, which paper bears a date subsequent to that upon which it was actually signed or acknow ledged by the pensioner, and every person before whom any declaration, affidavit, voucher, or other paper or writing to be used in aid of the pro secution of any claim for pension or bounty land or payment thereof pur ports tc have been executed who shall knowingly certify that the declarant, affiant, or witness named in such de claration, affidavit, voucher, .or .other paper or writing personally appeared before him and was sworn thereto, or acknowledged the execution thereQf, .when, in fact, such declarant, affiant, or witness did not personally appear before him or was not sworn thereto, or did not acknowledge the execution thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for a term of not more than five years." PRESIDENT WILL NOT RUN Los Angeles, March 13.-In an inter view here President Nicholas Murray of Columbia university, who is a close personal friend of President Roose velt, declared that the latter would not be a candidate again, no matter what pressure might be brought upon him; that the principles which Roosevelt stands for are greater than any man, and that the republican party must I support these principles no matter who its standard bearer may be in 1908. Mr. Murray favors Secretary Root for president and Secretary Taft for chief justice, and says that in such a case conditions would be pretty near ideal, these delegates--do not bring a full attendance to Ha.vrc, every other city in the state a candidate for conven tion honors next year may well des pair. if any delegate can go back home after the convention and ray that Havre's fire departmetn did not provide for his comfort, convenience, entertainment and happiness during his stay--if, all Havre will come to heartfelt regret. But there will be none such delegate. As Former State President Sam French, now of the Washoe smelters in Great Falls, once said: "Havre's fira-fghte:s were baptised in fire, grew lusty amid flames and, as soon as they attained their growth, told the fires to go back to-well, where they belong. All Montana has had occasion tc look to ward Hvre for information about fires. In Havre We may well study the csi ence of fighting fires from the bucket brigade plan up to the point of the steam engine:" Probably no city in Montana can afford the conscientious and scientific firefighter a better op portunity for working out the prob lems of his devotion-whether he be a regular or only a volunteer---all a (Continued on Page Four.) "BOB" GOES TO SMOKY CITY R. T. F. ("Bob") Smith has ac cepted a proposal made to him by the Silver Bow National Bank of Butte, for the cashiership and man agement of that institution, and he resigns as cashier of the Security State Bank of Havre. Havre has never bad a more pop ular or effective citizen in its pro gross from .a small town to a city of importance. Bob Smith, as he is af fectionally known, has seen the town grow from a village to the Havre of this day. Everyone in this commu nity will wish him .the best of good luck in hi, new field. His suc essor in the management of the Security State Bank is to be Mr. C. F. Morris, who is well known to the citizens of Chouteau county be cause of his identification, for five years, with the Stockmen's National Bank at Fort Benton, and his later cashiership of the First State Bank at Mlta, Montana. The election of Mr. Morris brings to the Security State Bank a fount of banking experience, as he was for a time with the Union Bank and Trust Company, at Helena, Montana, nd as he was for a considerable time in the Legaal Division of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the Agricultural Department at Washington. Mr. Morris has already taken up his residence, with his family, in this city, and will become a forceful in fluence in helping to carry Havre for ward to its destination of a -town of importance. "LOOP THE LOOP" DANGEROUS SPORT "Loop the loop!" J. S. Weatherman commanded 1. S. Moulthroup, his com panionin conveyance on the way from Havre to Fort Assinniboine. Moul throup didn't loop the loop exactly to the satisfaction of his self-appoint ed commander, and, as a result, he is today lying in a dangerous condition in the hospital at the fort, suffering from a bullet wound which put mid night light through his shoulder. The man who fired the bullet and the man who had to take it are ci vilians. The only eye witness of the shooting was a driver of the govern ment, who was told that he had to loop the loop, also, and he swore be fore Justice of the Peace Pyper in Havre this morning that he did. When it camne to summing up the testimony presented, the only reason for Moulthroup's present condition ap peared to be his disinclination to do exactly as .the other man pleased, of which pleasure, the driver testified, Weatherman had given his companion full and fair warning. Moulthroup is a laundryman, en gaged at the post. Weatherman for some time was greatly puzzled about his arrest by the men on, duty at the fort, and his return to the tender care of Chief of Police Bickle of Havre. He has spent four days in the Bickle hotel, however, and is beginning to wake up to appreciation of the enor mity qf the deed to which he was promppted by John Barleycorn. ARBOR DAY PRCLAIMED BY GOVERNOR .' tkovcruor Joseph K. Toole has issued his At-ce day proclanati n . + setting aside Tus.day, April 16th, as .a legal hcliday. 'rhT leg ila s + ture changed tTie date of Arbor day this year, as it bab boeen found + in the past that the former date was too late In the season to suc- - 4 successfully plant sh.i.b, and ,wers. The proclamation is as Ifol 4, lows: + "Obedient to a sealimnt.ic that has gron o)ut of exp~tis u .1 i .,. -i ' the passage of the original act, the legislative assembly h i i :tl ed +' that the third Tuc-day of April of each year shall b. k:l:.Nn + + throughout the state as Arboi day-'for the planting of tr.ee ,!nd - + for beautifying homes, cemetrled highways, public grouiind a:d + + landscapes.' 1 '"I therefore dcsignate Tuesday, Apri! 1IS 1907, as Arbor day, and + + declare the same to be a legal. holiday. Let the people of the state r+ ' give general observance to the day, and by planting of trees and - % shrubs and vines and the fu beautifying of their homes attest + Smore strongly the splendid civ pride that is bestirring itself to + such noble purpose in every` tion of the commonwealth. '+ Let none be deterred by anyr se pride from his duty to himself +, 4, and to the citizenry of the years to come, for surely man can set 4+ + himself no higher task than that which promises to give him and + '* those about him higher hope ,a broader outlook and a cheerier, + 4 more wholesome life within-and these are some of the things that o4 +, must grow out of an edrnest observance of Arbor day. + + "Let the teachers of the public schools impress upon their pupils + * the value of tree planting and: arboriculture, and instill into the + " minds of these men and worsen of the future the knowledge that + 4 In the final analysis the best citizen is that man who does most to- + 4, wart, the betterment and the brightening of the lives of thcse a- + + bout him. Not every one may be able to plant a tree; and yet 4 + there will be some civic duty that each may perforp which will +, , add its' quota to the sum total and give the doer the sat4sfactioa 4, 4 that comes to him who does his duty to himself, tc his neighbor, + 4, and to his state." +, + 6,4+4+. ..+*4,4~4,.4, *+4,,G*****e.,d+**~d+~i1 NOTES ABOUT MONTANA HAPPENINGS The socialists of Helena met last Satuldy night and puta straight party ticket in the field for the coming city election. The baasket ball tteam of the Boze man agricultural college won from the Helena business college, :in Helena, Friday night by a score of 15 tol. Hall Johnstone, a Butte boy, will graduate from the naval academy at Annpolis in June, and after a visit home will become one of Uncle Sam's officers. It is reported that two Pinkerton detectives have been put to work 1a the office of the mill company at Somers, in Flathead county, where a strike is on. Tha county commissioners of Mis soula county have decided to call a special election to vote on the propo sition of bonding the county for $150, 000 for the erection of a new court house, and for $75,000 for a county high school building. The debate between the teams of Billings and Hamilton high schools for the championship of the state will take place at the latter city this Friday evening, the 22nd. The state university glee club will attend to l:e'p entertain the visitors, i3y the accidental discharge of a shot gun in the hands of her hut band, who thought he heard eo:ia wild animal in the chicken house, Mrs. J. V. Harrington was zeve.:ely wound ed in her leg, and their ctii' r-i ed a few small shot in the b The state board Af hri::h, (u . I al d by the last legislature orga:'zi:d in Helena on Friday, the 1,th. !y e'e t ing Dr. Treacy. oe H lena as chair man, Dr. Tuttle of Ittilingg as secre tary. The latter . :1 c-E ive $3,000 a year as salary a;:d .i:1 remove to the capital. What is said to be the highlest prir: ever paid for sheep in Montana was paid to Harry Raif of Big Timber, when Thomas McCall purchased 2''9 head of blooded ewes from him for $8.08 cents per head. The saeep are said to be the finest ever brought to Montana. Th'e railroad company has notiffed the city council of Dillon that they want to make use of the ground on which the present city hall stands, and the city will have to look else where for quarters. The majority of the aldermen favor the purchase by the city of suitable grounds, and the erection of a city hall. The Dillon Tribune gives consider able space to the proposed new rail road from Armstead, in Beaverhead county, to the Salmon river country in Ilabo, and articles of incorporation of which have been filed in the rec ordcr's office at Salmo. The Tribune feels apsured that the road will be I built, and will be extended down v the Beaverhead canyon and valley to Dilln, ' thence to Twin Bridges or Whiteball, to connect with the Great Northern and Milwaukee roads. Attorney W. B. Bands, of Chinook, t spent Tuesday in the city and made a trip to his ranch west of the city a bout two miles. The work of the Northern Pacific engineers between Missoula and St. Regis, west, is for the purpose of improving the road to make it pos sible to handle the business that will come that way when the cut-off now building through Paradise canyon is completed. The line is to be straight ened and some of the grades reduced. In some places an entirely new road bed will be made. When this work is finished the Northern Pacific will have a main line track from Mis soula to Paradise, which will be one of the finest pieces of railroad work in the west. The Washington Star says that Senator Joseph M. Dixon of Montana, who is just beginning the six year term in the federal senate, has ar ranged for a permanent Washington residence by the purchase of the large house 1818 Nineteenth street, north west, for the price of $17;000. The house is one of a groupe recently built, and, owing to the material used in the fronts, as well as the arrange ments of the interiors, they are re garded as interesting examples of do mestic architecture. The lots have unusually broad frontages for a resi Sdence section of a city. A dis.patch from Glasgow says the trial of Julius Tyser on a charge of murder resulted in a verdict of ac quittal, and that Blake Gage, Tyser's co-defendant, was discharged f.om custody on motion of the county at torney. The two men were charged with having murdered Mitchell Thomr4 son, an aged drunkard, whom tey assisted onto a train at Mondak and who waas found dead, with his neck broken, when the train reached Bu foil. N. D. They claimed Thompson, while diunk, fell in the sta ion at Mondak and thus received the injury that caused his death. Word reached Helena through a private telegram from Dr. Scanlon, of the death of Geo.. W. Irvin, postmas ter of Butte. Mr. Irvin had been ail ing for some time, but none of his friends looked for a fatal termination of his illness. The deceased was one of the earliest pioneers of Montana, a man of brilliant intellect, and one who had done much in the upbuild ing of the state. He was a promi nent member of the republican party of the state, and his efficiency in the management of the Butte postoffice has been so marked that only a short time ago he had been appAnted for his third term. The death of Mr. Ir vin will be taken as a personal loss by all the old residents of the state. TELEPHONE LINE TO THE MOUNTAINS TO BE BUILT PursuantI to notlice, a large number of the share holders of the Havre-Box Elder Telephone company met in the city hall Tuesday evening to consider a proposition for the forming of a telephone company for the purpose of building and operating a line to run down the Milk river valley from this city to Harlem. The propioistion was presented by W. 13. Sands, of Chinook, presiden t of the Chinook-Cleveland 't'elephone company. The plan propos ed has for its ultimate object the building of a lifie as far east as Glas gow. As outlined by Mr. Sands, If the business men of Havre would sub csribe $1,500, a like amount could be raised in Harlem and a $1,000 in Chi nook. The matter was discussed at length by those present and while all were very much in favor of building a line of this character, it was the unani mous decision that it would be better to complete the one project now pro posed and for which purpose the com pany was incorporated, viz, the build ing of a line to the Bear Paw moun tains from Havre, running east from the city to Toledo and then up Box WILL ISSUE MANY PATENTS Washington, March 15.-Secretary Garfield of the department of the in terior has issued an order to Com miasioner Ballinger of the general land office intended to expedite to the utmost" issuance of patents to 30,000 entrymen whose applications have ac cumulated in the general land office. The order is based on Proladent Roosevelt's recent action making eas ier the process of "proving. up" under the law. It directs the com" issioner 'to take up for action all locations, selections and entrees upon which final certificates have been issued, and if the proof is found to be com plete and there is no pending protest or objection the same will be passed to patent in the regular order." "All locations, selections and entrees of lands in non-mineral areas will be considered by the local officers under the above circular with a view to final action by them and the issuance of finalcertificate in the regular order. Locations, selections and entrees for lands in the mineral areas may be made under existing rules, but shall not pass to final certificate until in spected by a field officer." In discussing the order Secretary Grfield said: "This order is one of unusual importance to the citizens of the public land state-, involving as it does about 30,000 entrice and a large number of locations and selections which have accumuulated in the gen eral land office pending examination before the issuance of patents. In cluded in these are about 20,000 home steaders, 7,000 timbses and stone and other cash entries made under speci fic laws, 2,000 desert and 500 mineral entries. The order does not affect coal land areas, but these will be cov ered immediately by subsequent ord ers and directions.". LEGISLATORS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO OFFICE IHelena, March 15.-Att'.rney Gen eral Gaien has rendered an opinion that a member of the lhgislatuce, even should he resign, cannot be ap pointed to a civil office until the end of his term. The decision was given in response to an inquiry from Otto Schoenfeld, secceta:y o -the bus !i of child and animal protection, who was desirous of appointing Gas HeIs, a representative from Silver Bow, as a deputy officer of the bureau. The opinion staten that the constitution provides that a senat)r is elected for a term of four yetsa and a repr.: sentative for a term of two years, and that during such tcim they are disqualified for appointment to any civil office under the state gove.n ment. He says the language of the constitution upon this subject is very plain and does not need intc:preia'iou. Secretary Schoenfeld .s now notify ing employers of childran under 16 years of age that further violations of the law, which was enacted at the recent session of the legislaiure, will be vigorously prosecuted. Subscribe for the Herald and get the news. t2.00 per year. Elder creek. The line would be now in operation but for failure of many signers for stock to pay up, but it is now proposed to push matters along and judging from the interest mani fest Tuesday night, it will only be a matter of a few weeks untilwe can say, "Hello" with the ranchers on Pox El der creek. As one result of the meeting Tues day night, it is gratifying to note that over $500 more money was subscrib ed by a few of those present, who in all cases doubled their subcsriDtiojl. There is now nearly $3,000 pledged, and it is estimated that the ranchers along the route of the proposed lines will take $1,000 more, in fact, prom isese for this amount have been given by those interested. Another meeting will be held on Saturday, March 30th, at 3 o'clock in the affternoon, at which it is hoped to have a full attendance of all stockl holders (prepared make a payetm;* on their subscription for stock) as well as to have many of the ranch ers in attendance. It is the purp ose of the business men of Havre to push this line to an early comple tion. HIS TRIP WAS ALL IN VAIN On the 17th of March, 1907 An ideal eve with a sky blue heaven, For a gallant young man with An inclination To take a trip east, To a twenty mile station. What is the purpose I'm about to reveal Of this gallant young Havreite Who'll try, it to conceal. A big dance wan given On St. Patrick's night, By the Eagles, who always Do things about klght. His purpose, this young man's Was one very common He must have a lady So he started and found one. But too late--a sigh As he gazed to heaven, For the clock in the steeple Had just struck eleven. So fond had the yearnings Of this young man been That he completely forgot Nor awake till then To the fact, that although he left home at seven lie hadn't arrived twenty Miles by track Till the clock in the steeple Had surely struck eleven. How could he disturb The slumbers so sweet Of this fair young lady To him so neat. All the little village In slumber was bound When at the right door This young man was found. lie begged and he pleaded T'was of no avail For the young lady's heart Was as cold as a rail. HIow could she refuse him IIe'd come so far Must return all alone This young Lochinvar. The melodious stlains of "lonme Sweet Home" Fell on his ear as he Returned all alone. And now, my young gallant A piece of advice; The next time you're searching For soumenne so nice Stay at home there are plenty And not more than Twenty, Who'll be only too glad To accompany you, lad. ). LM. WILL INOCK SALOONS OUT Missoula, March 14.-At the meet ing of the city council last night some drastic measures in regard to the regulating of the saloons rather took the visitors by nurpriso. An ordinance was introduccd looking to the removal of salooon from Higgins avenue, the main street of the city, and the one which leads down town from the depot. The ordinance pro vides that no license shall be grant ed to any of the places now doing business on the avenue under a li. cense after the. expiratlon of th& present license.