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IAders'g Medium In Its AVRE HERALD VOiL. iV., No. 43. HAVRE, CHOUTEAU COUNTY, MONT., FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1907. $2.00 PER YEAR. AN EDIFICE FOR HUMANITY Plans of the New Church and Club House Are Outlined by Reverend Leonard J. Christler at the Easter Service The plans for the new olub house and church were briefly outlined at the Easter service Sunday evening by the Rev. Leonard J. Christler. The building shch as Mr. Christler would like to see in Havre is as follows: "Our mission as pledged soldiers of the cross is not to minister to Epis copalians alone; that is narrow, sel fish and unchristian. But our busi ness as a church, as an institution, Is to minister to and to serve in a gentle way the boundless sustaining interests and resources of public life. The church is a building and an .or ganization which is capable of touch ing the whole community of whatever religious name, on occasions of public thanksgiving, rejoicing, sorrowing, public worship and service of com memoration and therefore enlists gen eral interest and sunnnrt Now then, a word relative to our proposed new church and club house, or parish house. The way to build it, is to build it, and go for the foun dation at once. Is it not time that this city with its splendid manhood and womanhood and progressive spirit should have a church and club house as costly and beautiful as any of our neighboring cities? The citizens will soon build a new city hall and other public institutions. They have got to come. This city and this valley are destined to grow, and soon and rapidly too. Then let us build struct ures that will vie with other build ings that are objects of praise by lov ers of the beautiful. Hence, I am hoping we can build the proposed new church and club house of stone, the plan ot' the church to oe cruciform with clerestory, large chancel and spire, the club house joining the church. THE PROPOSED CLUB HOUSE. The club building will be two stories high. On the first floor will be club rooms for men, social session parlor, reception room, reading room and library, also a boys' assembly room.. In the basement the gymnasium, base ball, basket ball and bowling. On the second floor will be the parlor, soci ety rooms and reception hall for the ladies. Now every one knows the need for such a building in a parish and in a community. 1'he church ought not to divorce diversion or social .HAPPENINGS ALL AROUND. THE STATE The republican state ticket swept .Michigan last Monday, the majority being about 75,000. W. A. Clark, Jr., of Butte, has nine entrees in the Kentuclky Trotting Fu turitu for 1908. The .purse will be $21,000. L11Y COUNCIL HOLDS SESSION The ,city council met in regular ad journed session Wednesday night. The reports of the Chief of Police, Police Judge and City Engineer were read and referred. Gus DeCelles petitioned the council to have the city limits extended so as to include his land on the west side of Second avenue, between the Meili and Almas addition and Fifth street, also for permission to tap the water mains. Bids for removing the garbage were opened as follows: A. B. Clarke.. .. ..50 cts. per load. Chas. Lawson.. .. ..75 cts. per load A. M. Cook.. .... ..75 cts. per load 0. St. Germaine.. .. ..1.00 per load The contract was awarded to A. B. Clarke, he being the lowest bidder. The plat of the Smith & McCul loh addition to Havre was submitted c and approved. a The clerk was instructed to notify I the property owners to construct a 16- t foot walk along the north side of First t street between Second and Third ave pues. o Read the Railroad story-Page Two. pleasures from her life, for these things are-natural ahd essential, and we as humane, noble, social beings must have them, may I therefore, to some measure ask for general sup port? l'should like to have severy man in this community, I care not who he is, how he lives, or what his business, to feel that this plan of a new church and club house is his own, and .if there are any suggestions to offer, or if you would care to talk over the matter of ways and means, come and see me, or send for me, and let us mutually with a short pull, and a long pull, and a pull all to gether push this enterprise with re newed vigor. The time is most pro pitious." A building committee is now at work and subscriptions ale being made to Rev. Mr. Christler by those who are desirous to see the proje.t succeed. The Tri Mu's, the new .military or ganization of boys, held two enthus iastic meetings and drills this week in Swanton's hall. Boys of all ages are enlitsed, but Mr. Christler pro poses to divide the company into two sections at the next drill, as Comp any I for the older boys and Company 2 for the younger boys. The badges will be distributed at the next meet inging to be held next Thursday after noon in Swanton's hall. The uni forms, which will be yellow trousers with red stripes to the sides, and purple coats, with military caps for the privates, will be ready for the boys by May the first. The officer( of the Company will wear the same un form except the trousers :which will be white. The company will be limited to a membership of 100. A public drill will soon be given. The railroad employes of the train service of the western roads, who have been in consultation with the railway managers and two members of the interstate commerce commission at Chicago, have reduced their demand for a higher increase in pay than the railroads offered, but are insisting on a nine-hour day. That is all that stands in the way now of a peaceful settlement of the troubles. Peter Maher was knocked .out Sun day night by Marvin Hart, in the sec ond round of what was to have been a 20-round bout, at Hot Springs, Ark. It .is reported in Helena that Pierre Kennerly, formerly a law student in that city, has been arrested at Brown ing, in Teton county, for rape. .Ken nerly is a graduate of the Carlisle In dian school. John Linquist, the Butte long .dist ance runner, has been entered in the Marathon run at Boston on Patriot's day, April 19, where he will meet the best long distance runners of this country and Canada. Jay Gould, the young American a mateur tennis champion, has arrived in England to compete for the inter national court tennis championship. Mr. Gould went through the interna tional tennis tournament last year without defeat, but had to succumb to the champion, Eustace H. Miles, in their match for the title. A. W. Chadbourne, for a number of years a prominent stockman of Park county, has been arrested, charged with stealing a steer and appropriat ing the same to his own use on or about March 30, 1906. The offficers say they have been working up the matter some time and have a strong case against the accused. Charges of similar infractions have been made against Chadbourne by other stock men, but no legal steps have been taken on them. In view of the pro minence of the accused and his long residence in the county more than ordinary interest is being taken in the case. Read the Railroad story-Page Two. WILL BUILD HELLO LINE Don't worry over the future, The present is all that thou hast; The present will soon be the future And the future will soon be the past. On this system have the stockhold ers of the Havre-Box Elder Telephone company decided to proceed. The past record of proceedure is anything but encouraging, but that there is none of this element in the future was clearly demonstrated at the meeting of the stockholders held in the city hall last Saturday afternoon. This meeting was attended by a large num ber of the ranchers living along the route of the proposed line of the telephone, and that they were in earn est was clearly shown by their not only subscribing for stock in the com pany, but by several of them planking down the ready cash. Among those noted in the meeting were A. F. Col lier, John Davey, Joseph F. Validon, John Becker, C. M. Brooks, Henry Fastje, J. C. Auld and Nick Faber, and then there were several more in town who did not get up to the meet ing, but who subsequently subscribed for stock. The meeting was called to order by H. W. Stringfellow, in the absence of President Almas, and the by-laws weer read by Secretary-Treasurer Meili. The meeting 'then proceeded to e lect a new board of trustees to suc ceed the old one which was composed as follows: Dr. Almas, president; Jos. Validon, vice-president; H. J. Meili, secretary-treasurer; Geo. M. Purnell and J. C. Auld. The election resulted in the election by acclamation of the following: H. W. Stringfellow. Jos. F. Validon, H, J. Meili, F. A. Buttrey and A. F. Collier. The board held a meeting later in the day and selected H. W. Stringfellow as president; Jos. F. Validon, vice-president and H. J. Meili, secretary-treasurer; a combin ation of energy and determination sure to win and who have announced that "the line is to be built at once." This does not necessarily mean that the line will be completed this week or this month, for the construction details will not allow of that, but it does mean that the line will be in operation before fall. At Boise, Idaho, Judge Wood has set the trial of Wm. Haywood for the al leged murder of Ex-Governor Steun berg, for May 9. KING FARO FINALLY GIVES UP GHOST Sunday was an unusual busy day for the draymen of Havre for they were that day engaged in removing from the various saloons and cigar and candy stores the slot machines and other paraphernalia which have been in use for so long, and "King Faro" has been dethroned. Montana has had many and different "anti gambling" laws, but never one like the Griffen law, and it is now be lieved that gambling is dead cnce and for all in the state. There has been considerable worry among some Havre men and we pre sume among many of the state who belong to the class known as "solo fiends" as to what effect the new law would have upon their favor! e ga .e and the following interview given cut by the attorney general cf the sate will prove of interest. Relative to nocial gamo , M". Galen referred to an opinion rendered by him some time ago on thih subject, which gives a clearer contt utlion of the. law. The following questions were put to the attorney general, who answers them to the point: "1. Does solo, which is played in clubs or in a social way, the result of the game being that the low man shall pay for the drinks, come within the ban intended by you to be pre vented? "2. Is it intended 'hat dice shaking in a social way at a liar shall be pro hibited? "3. Are the counter card machines intended to be prohibited and put out of business? "Sections 1 and 2 of senate bill No. 74, laws of 1901, page 166, define what games are prohibited as clearly as any language can make it. However, in answer to questions 1 and 2 you are advised as follows: "The law prohibits the playing f certain games and the shaking of dice "for money, checks, credits, or any representative of value, or for any property or thing whatever." . "Where the object of the play is so EAGLES GIVE JOLLY DANCE Monday night the Eagles of Havre and their friends danced in McIntyre's opera house to the strains of the un excelled dance music furnished by Charlie Hilla's aggregation of. musi cians and amid the decorations of flags and bunting such as the old opera house never saw befo.e. The Herald said two weeks ago that the Eagles' decorations were the finest ever put up in a hall, but Monday evening they were even more elabor ate and the completed scene p esented by the gay throng of young folks on that occasion was very pretty indeed. The capacity of the opera house was taxed to accommodate the company, all of whom danced to their hearts' delight. At no time did Floor Man ager W. B. Pyper allow the dances to lag, as, under the decision of the dance committee "it was to dance while you dance, and at twelve o'clock go home," and when that hour ar rived, all seemed content. Many tickets were eagerly bought by those who do not d-a-wnce, as the total receipts of this and all other entertainments that the Eagles have planned will be devoted to the enter tainment of the guests that the city must entertain the last week in June next. Every Eagle and every citizen of Havre who has thought for his home and an idea above that of a clam is assisting in the effort to prove to all Montana that there is no better place to spend a day, or a lifetime, than is the the range metropolis. The Eagles propose to continue their en tertainments. They will always give a dollar's worth for a dollar. Even though they may not offfer the par ticular 'kind of enjoyment some par ticular citizen would suggest as his own kind, it is incumbent on every man and woman of the city to re member the pledge that all we'uns gave whenHenry J. Meili told the as sembled thousands in the state capital that Havre could and would take care of all the world of peoples if they should happily decide to either visit or locate in her vicinity, a promise proclaimed by the clarion notes of Dr. J. S. Gordon and echoed and re-echoed again and again to the interior of the capitol walls by the second-best band in the state, and the best that the listening Eagles knew that day. Havre's pledge, so made and pro claimed, will be kept. clability, amusement or pastime, it is not gambling. When, however, the ob ject of the game is money or merch andise, it is gambling. Treating is not prohibited by any law, either before or after any game or during the pro gress of the game. Playing for gain or profit is necessary to constitute gambling: Whether the game is played with reference to the treat in such manner as to violate the law must be determined from the particular facts of each case. Thees are minor mat ters and address themselves exclus ively to the local authorities. "'n answer to question No. 3 your attention is directed to the case of state vs. Woodman, 26 Mont. 349, 67 Pac. 1118, which construes the law relative to nickle in the slot machines. From the wording of the above law it is clear that the legislature intend ed to prohibit any and all games of the classes therein me:tioned when played for money or other things of value. "The principal object of the law is to stop all kinds of gambling in this state carried on by gamblers and gambling houses for the purpose of making money out of it, and it is to this phase of the question that your attention is especially directed. In order to fully carry out such object, the law is made very comprehensive in its terms, so that in the event that any game, which as usually played is unobjectionable, should develolt in to an objectionable game, it can be readily stopped by the authorities un der the provisions of said law." Capt. W. H. Anderson, a pioneer re sident of Missoula, died at the hospit al there on Sunday, aged 77. He first came to Missoula as a passenger conductor on the Northe n Pacific in 1883, and after a few years' service on the Rocky Mountain division resigned, and has since followed mining. For the last seven years he has been liv ing on a claim at Woodman, on the Lo. Lo. PROSPERITY KNOCKS NOW Havre. Surrounded by Natural Advant ages. Should Awake to the Present and Grasp the Opportunity by the Hand Just as an inquisitive intelrogatory, we would like to inquire-what is Havre going to do in the line of a collective effort to make the growth of the town and the surrounding country go ahead with the rapidity that is warranted by the resource. on vwhich we count on erecting a big, in fluential and bustling city? Now is the time to be up and doing --that is what every Montana town is doing. Helena, Butte, Great Falls, Billings, Miles City, Bozeman, Liv ingston, Kalispell and every other town of the state that has set its ambitions beyond being a small place for barnacles to vegetate in, is mak ing determined and concerted action toward attracting the attention of outside people and capital to the re sources and opportunit!es each may have to offer, and the aggregate of the effort can not help but attract very lively and general attention to Montana and its great and varied interests and resources. From the results of this general i, terest every town and city that is making a com petent effort will reap a rich reward in substantial development and per manent growth-making this of all times, the time to boost unaninously, enthusiastically and hard. And again that interrogatory-i:; Hlavre going to get in and boost? Havre should be giving attention to the projected Federal irrigation. Much direct good can be accomplished by devoting earnest attention to forc ing upon the department the necessity of hastening the work undertaken for this part of the state. The states to the south have found that it has paid to urge their claims on the departmen They have, by interesting themselves in their projects, secured actual ac complishment of large projects, while those of Montana have scarcely gotten I beyond the engineering stage. Montana has fallen into the habit of being too easy in these matters; of being too retiring and diffident-and in the hustle of western push, this does not pay; it does not"spell "success" as it is spelled by the more energetic states. But in the last few months, as was evidenced by the largely at tended and enthusiastic convention held last winter at Helena, the state is in its every part and with all its people, experiencing an awakening HAPPENINGS ALL AROUND THE STATE In Helena, on Monday night, the police arrested five men for alleged violation of the new gambling law. They claim they were only playing a social game of freeze-out for drinks. George Dore of Sidney, in Dawson county, has been bound over to the district court in the sum of $3,000, on a charge of rape. The complaining witness is a girl of 17, a half-sister to Dore's wife. The Butte baseball team played their first game at Lewistown, Idaho, where they are training, with the loc al nine. The Butte's won by a score of 9 to 7, but had to play ball. Roose velt and Hoon were in the box for the leagueres. The body of an unknown man who had to all appearances been brutally murdered, was found Monday on the ranch of John McConnell, seven miles west of Billings. The body was bad ly cut with a knife wound, and a heavy blood-stained club lay near by. The pockets of the murdered man were turned inside out, and an empty money sack was found near the body, indicating that the stranger had been murdered for his money. W. A. Oden, night operator at Plains, in Sanders county, has been arrested on a charge of robbing the mails. The mail pouch of the North Coast Limited was thrown on the depot platform early Friday morning, along with other mail bags. It was supposed to be taken to the post of fice by the operator. Postmaster Pardee reported that particular pouch missing since that time. A search and that is all that is necessary to the making of the great state that Montana should be. But coming home again, the question is, is Havre going to get in and drill and compel the prosperity it deserves, to come and come now? All that is necessary to make it come, to get our proper proportion of the prosperity, that is surely in store for the state in general, is for every man, woman and child of the city to become a booster --and for the knockers to be relegated to the rear. Havre has two railways. The Soo is building this way, and it should not be allowed to pass the city. Havre can, if the proper effort is made, be made a railway center. Within the patronage radius of the city is the greatest stock and farming region of the state, and within a few miles is a large area that on the surface and with little development that has been accomplished, gives evidence of be coming, with the investment of capital, one of the greatest copper camps of the mountain country; there are opportunities for fire brick con cerns, cement manufacturies; and north of the city the Havre Fuel com pany have developed a coal mine, that while it is not now a great producer, could be made one of the largest coal mines of the state and give constant employment to several hundred men and add that much to the population and established patronage of the town, Attention should be given to securing an'added importance to'the military post, and in fact a lively interest should be taken in every project tthat promise: to contribute to the prosper ity and growth of Havre; that prom ises the development of the natural resources with which we are sur rounded and the conesquent contribu tion they will make to the building of the city. One must appreciate the fact that the people of Havre in a few short years have accomplished a great deal; they have builded a city that they have reason to be proud of-but that is all the more reason why, now that the state is just stepping into a live lier pace, the people of the city should take a new grip and with renewed energy determine to make Havre double its population during the next year. was made by Sheriff Massey and B. F. Bowman found the pouch near the stock yards. The letters had been taken out and rifled of their contents. Opened lettters were found at several different secluded spots. An inspect or is now on the scene. Mr. Oden protests innocence. ELECTION RETURNS AROUND THE STATE Helena, April 2.-Returns so far received from the municipal elections held throughout the state indicate the following results: In Helena the republicans elected five aldermen, the democrats one, and in the Fifth ward Longmaid, inde pendent republican, won over both re gular nominees. In Butte, Corby, republicat was e lected mayor, Goodwin and McGowan, democrats, treasurer and police ma gistrtte. The democrats elected four aldermen, the republicans three, and the socialists one. In Great Falls the democrats made a clean sweep, electing their whole city ticket and all the aldermen. In Livingston the republicans elect ed the mayor, and treasurer and one alderman, the democrats the pplice magistrate and two aldermen. Fred H. Foster, republican, was e lected mayor of Billings. In Missoula the citizens' ticket was successful throughout. The demo crats and republicans tad each en dorsed the ticket. In Lewistown the democrats carried the day.-