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IThe HAVRE HERALD t
f W. C. KESTER, - Proprietor and Publisher. SWARR.EN G. DAVENPORT, - Editor ...he Only Democratic Paper in Chouteau County.... Entered at the postolfice at atvre. Montana;as second class matter but cont ains first class reading matter ]IAV\RE, CHIOUTEAU COUNTY, MO1NTANA, FBI DA Y. MARCH x,, '08. Democratic Politics. iT'lhe first duty of the Democratic paitv is to remairn Democratic. There is no room in this country for more than one party of plutocracy. If we have two unldemocratic parties sensible me(n will .ither abandon both or join the one that is on top. When it comes to mak!ing a bid for Wall street support no political organization can hope to compete with the Grand Old Party. It is rank idiocy to try. If the adoption of a clean, clear-cut, courageous, though thoroughly Dem ocratic platform means disister, with face to the foe and flying banners let us go down to glorious defeat and waitiourl years more for the people to come to their senses. In the battle against wrong defeat is lmore honorable than victory ov er right. It were better to suffer eternal defeat contending for justice, truth and liberty than triumph in defense of injustice, deception and despotism. Better have the sympathy of angels than the applaus of devils. WVhen the people lose, victory is a crime. When the classes celebrate at political triumph the masses should mourn. Unless the Democratic party repre:eurs the people Ihere is not the slight est excuse for its existence. It is more important to be right tihan to win. It is better to deserve succees, and flil, than to succeed without deserving it. " If the election of thel nolinee of the Denver convention does not mean the triumph of true Democracy it were better for the Rtepublican party to continue to !,ear the responsibilities of government Democrats can stand anything Repub licans canl-and mere, they can stand defeat. There is greater joy in the consc.ousness of being right than there is in the fact that you are on top. Noah and his family belonged to the minor ity until after the flood. After that they were the whole cheese. Wait. The clouds of popular wrath are gathering. The angry roar of indigna tion can be heard in the distance. Wait, watch and work on the ark of Democracy. It is tile only ship that can survive the impending storm and flood of popular wrath In Bryan the party has a man who is not only abreast of tile times but away ahead of the times-a genius and a general who will unite the shattered and scattered legions of Democracy as net er before and lead them in solid p)halanx against the entrenched and triumphant hosts of Plutocracy The country is calling for Bryan as never before. He is great enough to comprehend the minds of all the people and brave enough to defend their rights against all comers. His banner is the flag of the free. His platform a declaration of tihe e lual and inalienable rights of man, and his creed Jefferson's golden rule-"Equal Rfights To All And Special Privileges To None." Bryan will surely be nominated and elected. The third time is the charm. Truth crushed to earth always rises again. Bryan will save this republic recall the Goddess of Liberty from ban ishment and restore to the people theirlost heritage. She Prohibition Wave. )LV 5 0 0 0 t .rtelu ,. .l. , ..ý.-. J . ......, . .... .... . .. ... ..i ,.,,.. ,,_ . ... ., , .,,; ... ,,li.. . ,.L. tor a third of a century, the spectacle of the prohibition wave sweeping over the country fairly takes their breath away. It is without a parallel in the history of the country.. In Kentucky there are only thirteen counties where whiskey is sold under license; in Tennessee only four cities and two tow'ns; in Florida only fourteen counties; They are almost extinct in North Carolina. In Oklaho ima over seven hundred saloons went out of business on admission to statehood. After next Christmas every barroom in Mississippi and Alabama will close up. Already every saloon in Georgia is conspicuous for its absence. Liquor used moderately and temperately is a blessing, used excessively it is a curse. \Vhether liquor is used moderately or excessively depends wholly upon the character of the people in the communities in which it is sold. There are 10,000,000 negroes in the U. S., and 8,500,000 of them are below Mason & Dixon's line With this tremendous population of blacks in their midst is large ly due the reasons for the death knell of the liquor traffic being sounded Ihroughout the South.. The white man has been forced to deny himself in or der to keep the blacks from destroying hi:; peace, law and order. Booker T. Washington declares that two-thirds of thee rape tragedies, mobs, lynchings and burnings at the stake throughout the South were the result of bad whiskey getting into the stomachs of bad black men and bad white men. But the latest camp of the enemy to be conquered body and soul by the I'rohibitionists 'Is the Pullman company. ,'From now on booze, red, yellow, am her or pale green, will not be obtainable o: Pullman cars according to a recent edict that has been sent out by the company. The dusky gentleman of the whiteapiron will no longer stand behind a luiit littl.! game of "draw" or "bridge" a.ut pull corks that hit the ceiling wizt the force of a pom porm bullet. lienceforth the Pullmans will be booze les.: and carry the banner of Prohibition. "Death Valley" Scotty will no longer line the track on both sides with champagne bottles as he did when he made his famous dash from the deserts of Nevada to Chicago, breaking the world's record for speed ,and booze. Here in Northern Montana, however, we will still retain our personal liber ty for some time to come, for Jim 11111ll never has and probably never will bow to the Pullman Co Jim Hill makes his ova palace cars and buys the eye-open ers that go with them The aristocratic public traveling to the Coast or to the extreme East will soon take notice of this and do their space killing on the Oriental Limited. With the re-garrisoning of Fort Assinniboine and the Chinook wind of the past week, together with the happy thought of our personal liberty "in situ" when we desire to travel east, west or southwest, Northern Montana in gener al and Havre in particular is a bright earis in the vast Sahara of fadism that is sweeping all around us. Prohibition is a beautiful theory, but. i... most generally fails to work out i actual practice. The banishment of the saloon generally means the springing up of thLie times as many drug stores in a community as formerly, while blinM pigs, hoot loggers and holes-in-the-walls flourish like the proverbial green lay tree. The bibulous public under our present interstate commerce law are enabled in the course of a year to receive wholetratnloads of liquor consignments from ',utside states labeled, "soothing syrup" "fish" and "canned goods." As am result Prohibition generally results in all the evil effects of the traffic being saddled upon the public without any financial recompense from the, traffic to pay the damage it does. Municipalities find it difficult to pay,. their streets and keep up their schools for the simple reason that all the money formerly received fronm the traffic has gone out of the state, whlde the criminal expense of the traffic, lilt' the poor they have with th-m always. That liquor used excessively to any great extent in a community is about tilr, most terrible and fearful curse of present day civilization all fair minded incr- will confess but until the public consciense can be aroused to the extent iof repealing certain featutes of the interstate commerce law, which can only br~ ,lone by making the question a national issue, Prohibitlon will continue to be, as it ever has been in the past, an expensive experiment for states and com Imtnities Right here in oiur own state is tIre spectacle of Hamilton and Rvalli counties. One or two year.: of lo cal option nearly bankrtr4y the c unty. a..ctd increased severa( hund'ed p r lcent and the "people voted to re-instat ; the saloon. Maty of tlbo sothe.l-n, states :nv go nr - .~'""` will hb back under 1:ih;h. li crIt;e in f'rom turft to five ye. aond infinitely worse off financially ur t .s'priment. 14-ncIu tie liquor traffi, .e -, . , in ," I a and cong :. , s :. law making it a panitenti:. ,: fc,:: to I A K E liquor, then ,nd n ot ur.til ithen will Prohibition prove to be ane unmixed blessing to a stite ntn a c,l'1ll1 unity. As, long as liquor i.s made, it is :: ing to be sold and drank, despite .i1 1 he powers of heaven an)d earth, ani the e atears underneath lite earth. Stop the manufacture of Hiqu ,r :li;d thli question is solvpd. There wi!l still be time to press the button and .de: up several rounds old rinks befor.: that day arrives. A little seltzer fr the if rald reporter, please. A N H ONEST MAN, Diogenes secured a boat and sai kd a good many miles, lantern in hand hunt ing an honest man. Weere he alive today he could secure what he was look.ng for centuries ago in the shape of a package labeled "L. O. Hudson, Treas urer of Chouteau County." Hudson is a Democrat, don't forget that and is the first treasurer in the history of the county, as far as the Herald is -able to learn who has not loaned the county money to whom he pleased and shoved the money down in his jeans. The first of March Mr. Hudson fulfilled his anti election promise to the people of Chou teau county by turning into the county treasury $2,693.17 as interest for the previous 12 months on county funds loaned cut. It might be well in this day and age of universal graft for the, county commissioners to examine into Mr. Hudson's honesty. A man guilty of suclh honest dealing with, his con stituents should be sentenced, to impris onment for life at hard labor in the Chouteau county treasurer's office by the voters at the next election. THE DEER LODGE TRAGEDY, The terrible assault made by two tdes perate criminals upon Warden Frank Conley and Head Guard John Robinson at the state penetentiary at Deer Lodge last Sunday morning, resulting in the serious wounding of Conley and the death of Rlobinson, was a most deplor able affair. Seven weeks ago last Sun day, the writer was taken through all the penetentiary shown to visitors, by the man who now lies cold in death with throat cut from ear to ear. He was a most kindly, warm-heartedi man and that such a life should be sacrific ed in such a manner is one of those it -' l elietl,'cr "n s ton ,' ,,f `n.t. o- i "Tis true 'tis a pity and pity tis 'tls true." Robinson had been with the prison con tractors tor twelve years and while of kindly disposition was fearless as, a lion. He had always been vigilant, in his efforts to keep order in the prison and for this he won the enmity of many of the prisoners. Several prisoners had long planned for an escape. Wm. Brown, a ten-year prisoner from this county, and George Rock, a life termer from Dawson county being the principal ac tors in this tragedy. Every morning the prisoners are allowed to see the warden and lay before him andr complaints and requests they may have. Brown came into Conley's office and demanded to be let out, Conley replied that it could only be over his dead body. A scuffle then ensued in which Conley was stab bed several times by a sharp pen knife in Brown's hands, which he had bor rowed from a guard on- the pretext of paring his corns. About this time Geo. Rock attacked Robinson slashing him with a knife and Robinson expired be fore Conley could shoot the murderous prisoner down. Neither of the assassins gained the liberty they were seeking. A. trip through the state penetentiary is a great lesson to anyone of a ret rospective mind. It makes one feel rich on leaving-one is suddenly brought to a realization that good health, liberty and a contented nmind are the princi pal riches worth possessing. The way of the transgressor is awfully hard.. Solitary confinement in states prison has either of two effects. The prisoner soon degenerates into a willing slave, devoid of hope and ambition or else is converted into a desperate savage. A. candle cannot be held in close con tact with great heat without melting and no man can serve five years in states prison and come out the same man, mentally. It is not possjblc. And now Sec-etary Taft has written t he following ambiguous letter to the Montana delegation in Washington: "If the army should be increased in the near future as I hope it may be, Fort As sinniboine will be re-garrisoned an would be needed to .accommodate an increased army." Wouldn't that jar you? The Havre correspondent of the Great Falls Tribune needs to thoroughly de oderrze and disinfect himself with a desire to report the doings of IHavre's Democrats fairly and impartially. His reports of late. would indicate subsidi zation PROF. H. "A. tO WEJOF HAVANA, CUBAS REC VENIS -CHAMBER LAIN'S COUGH I..EMEDY. "As long ago as i-can t'emember .my: Qmother.rwas a faithful user and friend of Chamnberlain's Cough Remedy; but .never In my life havel realized its true'value until now," writes Prof HI A Howell, of Howell's American School, Itavana, Cuba "On the night of February 3, 'our baby was taken sick with a very severe cold, the next day was worse andXthe follow ing night his condition was desperate. iHe could not lie down and it was ne-c essary to have him in the arms every moment. Even then his breathing was difficult. I did not think lie would live until morning. At last I thought of my mother's remedy, Chamberlain's Cough' Remedy, which we gave, and it afford ed prompt relief, and now, three days later, he has fully recovered Under. the circumstances I would not hesitate a moment in saying that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and that only saved the life of our dear. little boy." For sale by all druggists. Railroad Notes. Ye dancers can get just what you want in slippers at Lucke's. Fred Burkett has accepted the posi tion of night baggageman in the place of John McDonough Prof Raymond, the bootblacking "can dy kid" is there like a goose. Try him. P. D. Jamison, the new trainmaster took his new position last Monday. Best stock of wall paper at Boone's. Jerry Flynn returned from Minneapolis and resumed his run Monday evening. FOUND--A good place to spend the evening at the Bijou theatre. Mike Cavenaugh, special police for the G. N. at this place has resigned and the vacancy has been filled by Special Police Casey, of St. Paul. Second hand cook stove for sale at Northwestern Iron Works. Pat Harmon, formerly of this division but now of Minot has been in Havre this week. A REWARD - Anyone not getting their money's worth at the Bijou thea tre can get their money back. The Gibson girls of Inverness are in the city. Don't buy cheap shoes if you want to save your feet. Lucke. Sophomore CLOTHES Which we have now on display for young men are the newest creations. They are exclnsive. The new spring colors for the season are i 1Russia Tan, Bronze, Olive, Cedar Brown, Walnut Brown, Oyster Grey, Smoke Blue and Paisley Grey. The variety of styles in which these colors are made, with regards for fitness of color and fabric for each par ticular garment, is sure to oEL vo . I create much' favorable com ment for us. Sophomore Clothes $15_A $30 We will press your Clothes for six months .Free of charge. i heH U.B IA. AU=FREBACH & SON //ES .The -Taoo; the. Best - A 0i , Lonj Alarm Clock f Made, Now at '$1;50 Fine watch and jewelry repairing and any style of engraving done promptly and in firsticlass shape. Eyes [ 'tested free.. Glasses guaran S- teed to fit. STROUSE , SJeweler and Registered Optometrist Opposite Hotel Hiavre AU P M. Wright and wife of Ettridge were inl Havre Wednesdya. PI. Barrett is back from Seattle, Spo kane and Portland. E. C. Hargadine of Glasgow arrived in Hlavre Tuesday for a. few days. A LIFE AT STAKE Your life may be at stake when you notice any sign of kidney or bladder trouble as Bright's disease and diabetes start with a slight irregularity that could be quickly cured by Foley's Kidney Remedy. Commence taking it at the first sign of danger. Havre Drug Co. FOR SALE--An deal sheep or cattle ranch, 400 acreq, well fenced, good im pro ed buildings; excellent soil; running water through every corral; creek runs the full length of ranch; and good wa LA rights; plenty of wild hay and sev eral acres of timothy and' alfalfa; 15 head of diiving, saddle and work horses with fine stallion; some Jersey milk stock; also ducks, chickens and tur keys; large shed, will hold big band of sheep or 400 head of cattle Here is an excellent opportunity for any 'one de siring an ideal ranch For full particu lars write or 'Talk with Carruth," at Havre, Montana Foley's Orino Laxative is sold under a positive guarantee to cure constipation. sick headache, stomach trouble, or any form of indigestion If it fails, the man ufacturers refund your money What more can any one'do Havre brug Co County Treasurer L. O. Hudson is in the city today. NEW ROAD SUPERVISORS. Among the business transacted at thu regular March meeting of the Chouteau county commissioners; was the appoint ment of supervisors in athe several road districts. The following are thos ap pointed: 1. Chas. Schilling, Fort Benton, 2. Mahlon Williams, Highwood, 3. George Streit, Highwood, 4. James Stillwell, Steele, 6. John Ryan, Havre, 7. Robert Clarkson, Chinook, 8. Samuel Riswold, Hill, 9. Joseph Dolan, Llloyd, 10. C. N. Damon, St. Paul, 11. John Forgey, Coburg, 12. A. F. Johnson, Clear Creek, 13. J. P. Lee, Fort Benton, 14. Henry Norden, Warrick, 15. F. L. Whitmore, Phillis, 16. H. C. Srague, Gildford, 17 Ezra Ereaux, Dodson, 19. T. O'Reilly, Fort Benton, 20. Joseh Milligan, Gold Butte, 21. Robert Cocoran, Box Elder, 22. Issac Neibaur, Dodson, 23. James Rennel, Harlem, 24. A. C. Ronne, Chinook, 25. James Griffen, Chinook, 26. C. M. Sedgwick, Ada, 27. August Johnson, Teton, 28. William Acison, Hivre, 29. Henry Fastje, dClear Creek, 30. John Lohse, Judith, 32. Adam Mallon, Maddux, 33. C. C. Ison, Wilder. 35. Henry Hebbleman, Chinook.