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Have You Joined the Boosters' Club?
IAders'g Medium
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
"2. Is it intended 'hat dice shaking
in a social way at a liar shall be pro
"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
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
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
"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.
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
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
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
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.
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.-

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