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o 4..fLAvR, CHOUAITEAU CoUNTY, MOTAN WEDNEED Y. JULY 1, 1908. 2. COINTRAGT ON IRRIGATIONI Full Text of the Irrigation Contract Re cently Made at Chinook Between the Ditch Owners and the Upper and Lower Milk River Water Users Association. These articles of agreement, made this 28th day of May, 190$, between the Fort Belknap Canal and Irriga tion company, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Monta na. and its several stockholders; the Paradise Valley Ditch and Irrigation company organized and existing un der the laws of the State of Montana, and its several stockholders; the Ex tensino Ditch company, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Montana, and 'its several stockholders; the New Harlem Irri gation company, organized and ex isting under the laws of the State of Montana, and its several stockhold ers: the Cook's Irrigation company, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Montana, and its sev eral stockholders; the Matheson Ditch company, organized and exist ing under the laws of the State of Montana, and its several stockhold ers; the West Fork Ditch company, or'ganized and existing under the laws of the State of Montana and its sev eral stockholders; and Sprinkles & An derson, a partnership owning and controlling what was formerly known as the Winter-Anderson Ditch, parties of the first part, their successors and assigns, and hereinafter designat ed as the ditch owners; and the Up per Milk River Water Users' Associ ation, and the Lower Milk River Wa ter Users' Association, both organ ized and existing under the laws of the State of Montana, their succes sors and assigns, parties of the sec ond part, and hereinafter designated as the Water Users' Association; and the United States of America and its assigns, aacting in their behalf by H. N. Savage, Supervising Engineer of the United States Reclamation Serv ice, thereunto duly authorized by the Secretary of-the Interior, party of the third part, subject to the approv al of the Director of the United States Reclamation Service. Witnesseth, Whereas, by a declar ation of the SuprmCoutr ee ation of the supreme court of the United States in the case of Winters vs. the Unitd States, (207 U. S., 564) the appropriators of water from the Milk river and its tributaries near Chinook and Harlem, Montana, have been deprived of valuable rights to use of water which has been benef: ciallyt applied by them iin goo-1 fa'th to an area of approximtely 25,000 acres, and Whereas, A bill is about to be in troduced in congress for an appropri ation of $300,000.00 to pay in their behalf portion of the acreage charge for obtaining a new water supply from the St. Mary river or elsewhere, for the passage of which the ditch owners and the Water Users' Asso ciations propose to use all reasonable and legitimte efforts, and the ditch owners affected are willing to convey their water rights and company dams, ditches, reservoirs and structures, to the purchasers of the new water sup ply, as represented by the Water.Us ers' Association; and Whereaas, Said water rights and compny dms, ditches, reservoirs, and structures have an estimated val ue of $12.50 per acre of the land Irri gated thereby, and, Whereas, The Reclamation Service contemplates the immediate construc tion of a canal system to irrigate the land in the Milk river valley below the proposed Dodson dam as a part of the St. Mary-Milk river project; and Whereas, The Reclamation Service must know definitely how much water from Milk river and its tributaries has been apliropriated above the Dod son dam, Therefore, It is hereby agreed: 1. That if such appropriation by congress and an adequate' supply of water be provided from the St. Mary river, or elsewhere, and arrange ments be made for the construction of the diversion canals for the St. Mary Milk rivre project, then each of the ditch owners will execute and dEliver, or secure the execution and delivery, of a sufficient conveyance of the present water rights, and compal'y dams, ditches, reservoirs, and struc tures, covering the said lands in Ihe Milk rivre valley susceptible of irri gation from said proposed canal sys tenL prior to the beginning of con struction bf irrigation works in the Milk river valley by the United States or on its behalf. In consideration of such conveyance, the several ditch owners shall receive a credit upon the water charges for water delivered to the lands under such ditches from the irrigation system of the United States amounting to $12.50 per acre for all lands under their said canals which have heretofore been irrigated and which are included in the project of the Reclamation Service, the credits to be apportioned to the stockholders of each ditch company in proportion to such ownership; provided, that if such appropriation be not made by congress, the said conveyance of wa ter rights, and company dams, ditch es, reservoirs and structures shall be perlfected in like manner, and credits to the same ektent shall be given and the Water Users' Associations hereby specifically agree that such credits shall be given, even if no appropria tion be made by congress. 2. That the ditch owners agree that their present appropriations and acleage heretofore irrigated are meas ured by the maximum capacity of their ditches, which are estimated as follows:' CANAL SFt. Belknap Canal and Irri gation Co... .. .. .. ..130 10.900 Winters Anderson Ditch Co. 12 440 Paradise Valley Ditch and Irrigation Co........... 19 1.400 New Harlem Irrigation Co. 74 7.820 Cook's Irrigation Co....... 50 2.700 .Maheson Ditch Co......... 28 1.715 West Fork Ditch Co... .... 13 800 f 25,175 And furthermore, the canal of the Indians on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation has a capacity of 125 cu bic feet per scond, and both the wa ter appropriation and area irrigated of the Extension Ditch company are included under the above amount al lowed the Fort Belknap Canal and Ir rigation Co. 3. It is further stipulated and the ditch owners hereby specifically agree that any appropriation of water from the Milk river or its tributaries by the said ditch owners, or any of them, through the ditches above men tioned, in excess of the amount set out in tb. second article hereof, shall ber subsequent in right to the: appropria tions heretofore or hereafter made by the Reclamation Service for said pro ject. 4. That if the St.' Mary-Milk riv er project be completed, all water us ers under the project shall have equal priority of right in the use of water for the lands held by them, represent ed by' the stock of the Water Users' associations, and the charge per acre under the provisions of the Reclama tion Act shall be uniform throughout the system, except as to the credits herein agreed upon, provided, that any credits which wmay be made on the charges under the Reclamation act in pursuance of any plan of co-oper ation carried out by the United States shall not for the purpose of this contract be regarded as a vri tion from the uniform charge per acre agreed upon in this aarticle. In witness whereof, the parties hereto have set their hands and cor porate seals. Ex. President Dead Princeton, N. J., June 24.--Grover Cleveland, twice president of the Uni ted States, died at 8:40 this morning at his home in this quiet college town where he had lived since his retire ment as the nation's chief executive almost twelve years ago. When death came, which was sud den, there were in the death chamber on the second floor of the Cleveland re:idence Mrs. Cleveland; Dr. Joseph D. Bryant of Newt York, Mr. ClevE land's family physician and personal friend, Dr. George R. L.ckwnod, a'so of New York, and Dr. .John M. Cor nochan of Princeton. An official statement given cut and signed by the three physic'ans gave heart trouble, superinduced by stom-a ach and kidney ailments of long stand ing, as the cause of death. WHICH MAN' HAS RELATIVES "IN THE CONVENTION CITY? TRA4II FOR C flWfFh c+ 44 L ronnell in St. Louis Globe-Democrat. CAPRONI WILL BE HARD PROPOSITION If one didn't know that Stanley Ketchel is a game man, withcut a trace of fear in his heart, it might be imagined that Tony Caponi, who is to box with him July 4, at Grand Rap ids, would scare him half to death, says Eddie Smith, the Chicago sport ing writer. Tony's fighting face is about the most desperate looking frontispiece that any artist could conceive, even after the worst sort of a bad night. And worse than all, he has the prop er background, for Tony is one of the finest built athletes in the ring today. Yet ii repose Tony is about as mild a mnnered man as one could hope to find anywhere. He is gentle enough when not aroused, and from the stories told by his frineds he ;s domesticity itself when idle and there is no call of the wild to disturb him. Tony is a game fellow, like Ketch 1l, because if he wasn't he wouldn't think of accepting this match, which :o many spells certain defeat for the Italian. It looks as if Ketchel out classed the Caponi kind. But the Italian does not think co. He figures he has strength enough, coupled with a peculiar method of de fense, to thwart the Ketchel scheme of b::ttle. Th'at's just the way Tony felt about it every time he went abroad to tackle the wild man of Kewanne?, Bill Papke. He didn't fear the thunde of Papke a little bit, and several times narrowly missed doing business with the winning end. SECOND- PLACE FOR CHANLER SECOND PLACE FOR CHANDLER Denver, June 25.-Norman Mack of Buffalo arrived early today bringing with him a boom for Lieutentnt Gov. ernor Chanler of New York for the vice presidential nomination. "Cnoceding the nomination for first place to Bryan," he said, "1 think the vice presidency should go to New York state. Mr. Chanler has demon strated his popularity there and I am very sure his name would add strength to the ticket." "Would he be acceptable to Mr. Bryan?" was asked. Mr. Mack replied: "Of course Mr. Brayn is not attempting to dictate the choice of a running mate, but I do not mind telling you that in Lincoln yesterday I discussed Mr. Chanler with him, and sure that the selsction would not be displeasing." Mr. Mack was accompanied by his wife, who will remain here with him until after the convention. He is a member of the committee on arrange ments and immediately after getting his breakfast took off his coat and went to work with his colleagues. P. A. Keefer, butter maker at the Whitlash creamery, drove down Tues day with a load of butter for ship ment to various points There was, about 700 pounds in his load. This creamery running but a few weeks, in a country where it is like pulling teeth to get floks to milk, is rEceiv ing the cream from about 150 cows at this time, and turn out, on an aver age, 750 pounds of A No. 1 creamery butter weekly, which finds ready mark et in near-by*-towns. The patrons of the the creamery number about four teen.-Chester Signal. But Tony went once too often to the Papke well and got hi: in slash ing style. Now Tony has had a good rest, has taken on some weight and with his hands in excellent shape is going over to Grand Rapids to tackle the champion with a feeling akin to confidence. "I may not beat him, but he'll have the time of his life slipping it to me," is the way the swarthy fellow sizes it up. And with this feeling in his heart, Tony has gone to work in ear .nest fashion to fit himself for the mill. The Ketchel-Caponi battle is to b:e decided in a gigantic pavilion at Reed's lake, a beautiful resort just outside of Grand Rapids. This place is known outside of the state of Mich igan principally because of the excell ent rowing course it affords, many of the greatest oarsmen in the country having competed on its waters. It may mean, this battle on the great naional holiday, that an enter ing wedge will be inserted upder the Michigan lid, There was only one ex cuse for making the contest, that be ing the anxiety of the sporting people of Grand Rapds to see Ketchel in act ion. Though a native of the city, Stanley went away very early in life and be came a great athlete without cnce box ing in his own state. Now that he is a sure enough champion the Michi ganders are wild to see him, and an enormous house is predicted when he and Caponi shake hands for the fray. MR. CONRAD IS RECEPTIVE There has been so much said and written lately of the candidacy of the Hon. W. G. Conrad for the vice-pres idency that the following interview given recently by that gentleman to the Great Falls Tribune is of espec ial interest. Mr. Conrad had just re turned from Helena to Great Falls, and being asked regarding the politi cal situation in the state he express ed his conviction that Wm. J. Bryan would be nominated on the first bal lot for president. Regarding the ac tion of this state he said he hoped the state convention at Bozeman would in struct for Mr. Bryan and he believed it would. He had nothing to add to his previous statement regarding the talk abuot his candidacy for the sec ond place. He was not giving himself any worry about the matter. While Teton and Park counties had taken of ficial action at their conventions re garding his nomination on the ticket at Denver it was not done at his re quest or even with his knowledge. He appreciated the compliment intend d but was satisfied to let matters take rtheir own course and was not seek ing the endorsements at the hands of either county or state convention-. He was satisfied that if the conven tion at Denver in its wisdom looked to Montana for a candidate for sec ond place he would have the support of any delegation likely to be sent from this state in which he had lived so long, and helped as far as his a bility went to develope and build up, but he was not giving the matter any great thought or concern. He hoped to- see a ticket nominated at Denver that would be elected, and felt fully confident that this hope would b' real ized. WOR.HIP OF OO1DE#TW Republican Organization is Down on Its Knees. Well Known Writer Analyzes the Platform Recently Adopted. Position so Plain OldElephant Emblm Should be Changed. By Willis J. Abbott. el Cllicago, June 27, 1908.-In a letter It froni Europe the Hon. Perry Belmont, r who has made a magnificient fight for b a law compelling the publication of h contributions to political committees, C ofiers that as an emblem of the re- "v publican party the elephant should te i dethroned and the golden calf exalted. 11 Mr. Belmont's position seems to be p well taken. The republican conven tion did nothing but worship the Gol- s den calf during the four days of its a continuance. Its nominations were 11 made with an eye single to money and t to a big campaign fund. No poor mani s had a look-in. It took Taft, partly be S cause the president wanted him, main- e ly because he stands close to Wall St., c to the Guggnheeim Smelter trust and j to the / public service corporations t throughout the nation. It voted down the proposition to make a valuation .. of the physical properties of railroads,I not because that proposition was wrong, not because it was menacing, not because it stood for anything that I has not been done in other countries, but simply because the railroads did not want it adopted, and the railroads arel apt to contribute quite lavishly to a campaign fund. The plank will ap pear in the democratic platform with out a doubt. Pursuing its worship of the gold e en calf, the republican convention vot ed down the proposition for full pub licity before election of all campaign cortributions. This was a perfectly natural action on the part of a body of delegates representing a party which believes that the brute force of y money always carry elections. How cotld the worshippers of the golden e calf publish in advance of the Novem bed. elections the true and complete e list of the contributions to their cam paIgn fund? When Mr. Roosevelt was enjoying $246,000.00 of a campaign e funtd raised by E. H. Harriman--that mcst undesireable citizen-he denounc ed as most unqualifiedly false the y statement of Judge Parker that taint ed money had been contributed to his x campaign fund. What would have Is be n the effect upon Mr. Roosevelt's denunciation of Parker had the demo n cracy been able to turn to official re ie cords and show where the Harriman $246.000 came from? It is no wonder that the Roosevelt convention with great enthusiasm voted down the miasure which would make their cam paign .'orruptionists tell exactly where they got it. Bitt that plank will ap pear in the democratic platform. 0 Again, the plank providing for the electioi' of senators by the direct d vote of the people. This too has a se marked effect upon the campaign s' chest of a party. Remember that the W seliator of today too often is one who o buys his seat. The republican party fopr example in Colorado was never so prosperous as when Guggenheim of th ' Smelter trust, was a candidate for - sehator. He couldn't talk, but his money did. In many states the re in publican organization is financed by the millionaires who want to sit in - the senate. None could be elected if le they had to appeal to the body of the .n people. And so the machine politic 'd ans who seem to dominate the repub to liran party killed the proposition for the delection of senators by direct C- vote in the happy expectation of fi -If nancial favors yet to come from mil le lionarire aspirants to the senate. This too is an issue which democra-'y will e meet in its platform. et The defeat of these three propos - - tions, not merley in the Chicago con e vention, but their singular unpopular Sity among republican managers justi k fies Mr. Belmont's suggestion that we substitute the golden calf for the IDIAMOND RING COUPON GOOD FOR ONE VOTE In thi HAVRE HERALD Voting Contest. Not Good Unless Voted Before July 15, 1908. ;! ao •HYL -!oo,ý, elephant as the republican emblem. It was the golden calf that the child ren of Isreal bowed down in idolatry and the disaster that followed has been a matter of legend if not of history during the whole period of Christian history. The republicans were never so prostrate before that emblem of plutocrcy as today and the disaster which is impending to them is apparent to all observers of political condiitons. It is rather amusing to read the serious discussions in the newspapers as to twho is to be temporary chair man or temporary secretary of this or that convention, and to consider the serious effect that might result if some solmen statesman should deliv eru a "keynote speech" and swing the convention the wrong way. We have just been through that in the case of the Republican national convention, and a few wearied souls listened to Julius Caesar Burrows delivering a keynote speech, the key of which had nothing to do with the lock which was finally turned. You can challenge all these wise men, who think that the temporary chairman, or the temporary secretary or th sergeant-at-arms is of any importance to the final outcome of the convention. Speeches have swung a convention. One did in 1896, but it was not the speech of a tempo rary chairman. The real business is done in the committee on credentials and the committee on resolutions, and for that at Denver watch out. Both will be dominated by the friends of the certain nominee. HURRAH FOR THE FOURTH Elsewhere in this issue of the Her ald is printed the program for the cel ebration to be held in this city next Saturday-the Fourth of July. The program is one with something for every one, great and small, and it is hoped by the people of Havre who are arranging the entertainment that many of the residents of North Mon tana will avail themselves of Havre's invitation and come to this city on that date and hell) celebrate in true patriotic style. The morning will be welcomed by the firing of the national salute at sunrise, and then at 10 o'clock the baseball game will be called. There will probably be four teams here to compete for the prize, viz: Fort As sinniboine, Harlem, the Havre City team and the G. N. Shop team. There will be some good ball played. To add the proper martial spirit to the occasion the City band will fur nish music during the day and will al so lead the big parade. After dinner there will be a short program of vocaland instrumental mu sic by Havre's artists, followed by an oration by Rev. L. J. Christler. These exercises will be held at the West Side school house and will be in the open air. At 3 o'clock the sports will be start 'ed, and, the large number of the e vents and the substantial prizes offer ed guarantee a most interesting after non's s.prot. In the evening a grand display of fireworks will be turned loose and the day's ceelbration will be closed by two Sgrand balls given undef the auspices of the Uniform Rank of the K. cf K. One at the Opera House and the other at the Hotel Havre ball room. (Come to Havre and let u. enter tain you.