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Tot - -T· 0 77" VTL I, No. S. "AV"W, CHOUTL&U COUNTY, MONT.A A, WE~DNESDAY. AtOUST 5, 1908. 20P`J6 $2.00PN~YUR$ J HONORED Havre CitizensWith out Regard to Par ty Affiliations Do Honor to Congress man C.N.Pray and Wife. Hon. Chas. N. Pray, accompanied by Mrs. Pray, arrived in the `city this morning and were met at the depot by a large delegation of citizens act ing as a reception committee. Mr. and Mrs. Pray are guests at the home of Mr and Mrs. R. L. McCullhh. Mr. Pray has been visiting w'th his Havre friends :all day, as well as with many who came from outside points for the occasion of the reception ten dered our congressmap in recognIt'on of his noble work for the retentidn of Fort Assinniboine on the map. IElaborate preparations have b-en in progress for the demonstration which is in full progress this evening Just as the .Herald goes to press. Bands playing, loud outbursts of applause for "Charlie Pray," and a continuous flare of fireworks mark the preoress of the parade which will wind up at the Hotel Havre, where speecLes of wel come and other exercises will be held. 40-C~ OUR WEEKLY MARKET REPORT So. St. Paul, Minn, Aug. 1st., 1908. .furnished each week for the H.rald by the St. Paul Union Swockyards Co. Receipts: Six days this week, cattle, 9954; hogs, 7568; Sheep, 3648. Same time last week, cattle 6706; hogs, 10063; sheep, 3162. January 1, 1908 to date, cattle, 178, 757,. hogse 08991 sheep, 113509. Same pet iod last yea.r, ca..tle, 143204" .hogs, 544,587; sheep, 82,318, Cattle: - Steers, good to choice.. .. $6.00-675 Steers, fair to good.. .. $5.00-575 ,Cos, heifers, good to choice, $1.0 . ,Cows, heifers, fair to good, $3.50-4.50 :Cutter cows.. ........ ..$2 50-2 75 ,Canner cows .. ........ ..$1.75-2.25 Bologna bulls.. .... .. ..$2.50 2.75 Veal calves, good to choice, $3 75--.25 Veal calves, common.. .... $150-300 Stock and feeding bulls, ..$2.25-2. 5 Butcher bulls.. .. .... ..$&00-4 00 Orass fed steers.. .... ..$4.00-5.00. Stockers ,and Feeders: Good to choice feeding steers, 900 to 1,000 lbs., $3.00-4.25. Fair to good, 800 to 900lbs, $3 00, 3.6,. 4 ' A Common to fair, $2.50-3.00. Good to choice stock steers, 600 to 800 lbs., $2.50-3.25. Fair Lo good, 600 to 800 lbs., $2.50 Common stock steers, $2.00-2.50. Good to choice stock heifers, $2.35 3.6,. Common stock heifers, $2 00-2.25. Stock feed bulls, $2.25-2.50. Sheep: (Genuine spring lambs, $6 00-650. Spring lambs, common to fair, $3.00 4.50. Yearlings, good to choice, $4 25 5.ot. Ewes, good to choice, $3.50-440. Wethers, gocd to choice, $4.00-4 50. Bucks, $2.00-3.00. St. Paul Union StockyardsC o. RAILWAY MEN TO TAKE FARMS The report reached us a few days ago that a party of ra lroad employ ees-conductors, engine rs and brake men, we infered-were serlcurly in tertaining the idea of going Lut on to the bench lands some fur een miles this side of Havre, at a sta tion known as Fresno,, and all fils on claims in a body. We hope this t p is true, for no finer site for a home lies along the who'e Great N.rthern roadway, and perhaps a f:w locati ns made at that point will attract the at tention to some of the other sect'ons, less slightly, perhaps, but capa le cf producing, under the proper t. lla e, a crop of wheat and oats that w II p n the eyes of many who have re-ided here in Montana, for lo, these many -years, never raised a crop, and st'll say, "It can't be done."-Cheater Sig nal, THE FIRST STEP. y " - n7 -Macaulay in New York World. DEMOCRATS WILLPUT UP UNITED FRONT A. rousing meeting of democrats was held in the city hall on Tuesday eve ning. The meeting was rather in formal, and entirely impromptu in character, and got together on short notice, with a view to try and d's cover if any of the alleged factional ism was really in existence, and if so, to try and get together on a sold democratic basis. - E. H. Campbell was chosen as chairman, and Ed, M. Al ien as secretary of the meeting. T.he meting was a spirited one from beginning to end, .democratic princ' ples being advocated in brief ad dresses by Messrs. Meili, Holland, Carruth, Newman, Morris, Allen and others. REPUBS MEET IN SEPTEMBER Helena, August 1.-The republican state convention at which president.al electors and a full state t:cket will be nominated, will be held in th:s city on Thursday, Sept. 17, this step hav ing been determined at a meeting cf the central committee held here to night. The meeting was very enthus iastic. The basis of representation was fixed at one delegate for each' 65 votes cast for Cas. N. Pray, with 3 delegates at large from each county. This wail give the convent on a mem bership of 518, or exactly the same representation as at the Butte cnven tion. Silver Bow lead ng wit 75, Cascade 28, and Lewis and Clark 28, being the leading delegations from point of numbers. Addresses were made by Senators Carter and Dixon, Repr se .ta.ive Pray and others, all picturing very glowing prospects for the success of the republican ticket in the nat:on, bur not so hopeful for tha cu:look in Montana, it being conceeded practi cally that Montana would be in the democratic column. Charles M. Webzter, collector of customs at Great Falls, announc d his candidacy for gubernatorial hon ors, in the hotel lobby pr'or to t he committee meeting, and it is under stood that he has the practical back ing of the party mntch!ne. A Faithful Fr'end. "I have used Chamber:ain's Coil, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy ~i ce it was first introduced to iha cu lic in 1872, and have never found cnm in stance where a cure was not speed ly efi'ected by its ue. I jire be n a commnercial travel r Icr eilh een years, and never start cut on a trip without this, my fa thful fr'end" says II. S. Nichols, of Oakland. Ind. Ter. When a man has used a rem edy for thirty-five years he knows its .~tue and is competent to speak cf it, For sale by all druggists. There was some discussion as to' the advisability of re-organizing the existent Bryan club, and on motion ofi Ex-mayor Newman, a committee of five was appointed to report on the proposition as follows: Messrs. Hol land, Newman, Bramble, Morris and Van Horne. The committee in its re port, recommended, in view of the fact that the meeting was not a rex ularly advertised and generally call d one, that a committee of five be ap pointed to report in. a regularly called nass meeting of democrate to be hEtld on Thursday night, August 6th, as to the re-organization of the Bryan club. The chairman appointed Messrsi Newman, Holland, Burke, Koster and Van Horne on the comrmittee, and at a meeting in the city hall th!s morn The City Council Holds Regular Session The City Couicil met in regular ses sion on Monday evening, at wh ch time the usual routine work was €o e through with, consisting principal'y in the allowing of bills, etc. Alder inan Bauer, who can always be found in the fighting ranks, created a lit.le diversion by stating that he had ob served a lawn sprinkler running a:.d located in one place in one of the parks for four days at a stretch. An other councilman suggested that Al derman Bauer might have moved the sprinkler at least cnce wh le he was watching it for four days if he w:shed to prove his unadulterated devctik n to the good of the public, and the inci dent was closed. DIAMOND RING CONTEST CLOSES SOON In nine days more the story in the Herald's diamond ring contest will have been run and some one of the fair contestants will be the proud p:s seseor of the handsome ring. There is no change in the standing of the contestants this week, and an exceedingly light vote has been cast, The following is the standing of the contestants at 4 p. m., Wednesday, August 5th., 1908. This week. Last report Total Miss Margaret Morgan, Havre.. .. ...... 2854 14248 17102 Miss Vera Hendrickson, Chinook .. ...... 142 12633 12775 Miss Florence Fleming, Havre.. ........ 975 9905 10880 Miss Beulah Kennett,, Havre .... .. .... 0 5874 5874 Withdrawn.. ....... .. .. .. -. - 118 118 Total vote of the week, 2971. DIAMOND RING COUPON GOOD FOR ONE VOTE In the HAVRE HERALD Voting Contest. For G ides Not Good Unlese Voted Before Aug. 12, 1908, ing the committee agreed to report as follows to the mass meeting tomorrow night: IMt. 'hat the present Bryan club be re-organized under the name of the Bryan and Kern Democratic club of Havre. 2nd. That the constitution of the Bryan club be adopted, with su h technical changes as present conditions warrant. 3rd. That the naming of the- offi cers of the Bryan and Kern Democrat ic ,;lb be left to 3the choice of the nirbers of the mass meeting. It is earnestly to be hoped that all who are interested in prom: ting the interests of democracy in the com'ng' election, will be present at th's m e - ing, to be bled in the city hall at 8 p. m., Thursday evening, August 6. A New Leader For The City Band J. De Vere, a band master of nets is a rxcent arrival in the city, and has assumed the leadership of the Havre City band. Mr. De Vere is not only an efficient band leader, but a compozer, and arranger, aand there is no dcubt but that under his directorship the Havre City band will at once come into its old time reputation as one of the leading musical '-;anizat'ons of the. state. A good ban is one of the best advertisements that a town can have, and the Herald trusts that the citizens will apprec'ate the efforts of the band boys, and at any and all tilnes be ready to render them all the support that they so richly deserve. though this should not be tak-n to mean that the interest is lagging, for the young ladies have been bus er du: ing the last week than at any time since the contest was started. There will be but one more Herald issued before the close of the contest on Friday, August 14th. RUIN AND DEATH BY FIRES Many Lives Lost, Hundreds of People Injured, Thousands Rendered Home-r less and Millions of Dollars Worth of Property Lost in Forest Fires in Canada. 'te worst disaster which has come upon. our country since the San Fran cisco earthquake is reported as the result of forest fires which have been raging in British, Columbia. Dis patches from Cranbrook, B. C, u der date of August 3, read as follows: The most destructive conflagration in the history of Canada is sweep ng the Elk river valley, leav;ng in its path death, destitution and suff r.ng. Already more than a hundred lives have been lost, hundreds of persons have been injured, and thousand. ara homeless and destitute, have been forced to flee for their lives before the relentless onrushing fire. Property valued at more than $6, 000,000 has been destroyed and still the flames are sweeping onward reaching out on either side in an ev er widening gap. The long list of fatalities is increaleng st.ad ly. Few of those who. escaped with their Lves saved any of their effects and th· store of food in towns which escaped destruction must te conserved care fully to feed the hungry. Fernie, on Saturday, a prosperous community of 3,500 inhabitants, today is a deserted heap of ruins. Coal Creek which had a population of 1 500 is marked only by smouldering embers in a blackened smoking waste more than 40 miles in area while half a dozen smaller towns have been eras ed as completely as it they never ex isted. The railroad, the only me. s of communication left to the str ck n country now is seriously threatened. Many bridges have already burned, and the'movement of trains, by wh cil fire fighters, refugees and provsigons are transported from 9ne point to an other, is being carr:ed on w.th the greatest 'difficulty. Fernie, B. C., Aug. 3. - Following is a summary of the loss of life and property in the fire which has raged in East Kootenai since Saturday: SNumber of people killed 170; num ber of people homeless, 6,000. Dist rict swept by fire from near Cran brook to within four miles of F. ank, Alberta, a distance of 50 miles. Towns destroyed, Fernie, Coal Crerk, Ilosmer; partially destroyd, M chel. Total property loss estimated at $5, 400.000. Property loss in Fernie, $2, 000.000. The origin was a bush fire in slash ings of the Cedar Valley Lumber com pany across the river from Fernie. Several people lost th ir lives in trying to escape over the burning PREPARING FOR FALL ELECTIONS Gov. Edwin L. Norris has issued a proclamation for a general elec ion to be held on November 3, n3xt T..e state officers enumerated to be vot ed upon follow: Three pres.dnti.. electors, congressman, governor, lieut enant governor, assoc.ate justice of the supreme court, sacr tary of .tat, attorney general, tre.su. er, and tor, superintendent of public ins.ru tiLn, railroad commissioners for two, f ur and six years, respectively, senators from the follow:ng counties: Beaver heed, Carbon, Custer, Dawson, D er Lodge, Gallatin, Lewis and C ark, Meagher, Park, Powell, Swe t GCass, and the customary house meml rship, one judge of the district court in each of the several districts; exc pt the First and Fourth judicial dis.r.c.s, in which last two named, two jud es are to be elected, and three in the Second district. There will also be submitted to th? electors, two ccnsti.ut.onal arne d ments, both being to section 14. In addition there will be submitted tie question of the approval of the law enacted by the last legislature auth r izing the board of exam n rs to issue bonds not exceeding $5.000 In excess of the constitutional llm:tation. 7 he proclamation also. covers the varicus county offices, and conclules w th an offer of $100 for arrest and convicticn of any person vio'.ating the rlection laws, the limitation being $5,000.. bridges. The fire spread with rsucl rapidity that hardly anything was save ed. Numbers of people fled to the river banks and sought refuse, bfy wading in the water, others ran to the Canadian Pacific tracks where splecal trains were waiting to convey theme to Michel, but this trip could no bh made because the bridge, it was ,rkn ed, between Hosmer and Michel had been burned out. Saturday night was a frightful one of excitement and many heart rending scenes were witnessed. It was s1ent in getting many of the women` and children on the trains and starting them for Cranbrook. Besides the Elk mill, the Fernie and Cedar Valley company's places were burned. The Wood-McNab p'op'e were successful in fighting the flames. Amid the smoking embers of theit homes and offices with the great ford eat fire ,still roaring in the distanc, the plucky men of Fernie are clearing away the ruins, pitching tents and checking up the missing and announc ing pilans to build a new and be.tea town where the hot ashes of old lFernie lie today. Michel, twenty miles from Fernie, I1 the town in the greatest dang r now, but that town still stands and as the wind has fallen, has a good chance to escape. Fifteen box cars loaded witH women and children have b en taken from Michel to Coleman, Blairmore antd other points. The men have sto3yr ed to fight for their homes. Thb town of Hosmer, between FPeo nie and Michel, was in great danger yesterday, several dwell:ngs 'having been burned, but the main part of the town was saved and Will probi y es cape unless a stronger wind atr ee. The flames- broke out in .Mihel and Hosmer this morning again. The wind is rising and M.chel seems doomed. Fernie, B. C., seems doomed to bad luck. It may be remembered by our readers that th's town was the scene of a great disaster a few years ago, when the whole mcnntain side overlaying the town slid into the val ley, practically burying the town, and ruining the big coal mines of H. L. Frank of Butte. At the time of the disaster Mr. Frank was on the At lantic, on his way to France to close up a big deal on the property, wi.h a French syndicate, and landed on the French soil only to learn of the ap palling disaster which had befallen his property. CHINOOI FORUMS NEW COAL CO. A deal that promises much for Chi nook, locally, and incidenta ly for the whole of Northern Montana, is the recent organization and incorporat oa of the Milk River Coal company of Chinook. The company is incorporat ed in the sum of $75,000 00, w.th the following named cffi.ers: W. B. Sands, president; Jurgen Kuhr, vice president; U. S. G. Sharp', trea.urer;g and R. E. O'Keefe, superintende. t; HL G. O'Hanlon and Theo. D. Hensen, di rectors. The property of the company I'es four miles northwest of Chinook, where they have cpenrd up a ve i from 74 to 80 inches wide of e cell nt coal. This vein shows in the main enr try of 225 feet, and also in a s de en try of 125 feet. The company Las al so been prospecting about one ml!0 back and 60 feet above in elevat on of the main entry, and at a depth of 45 feet, their diamond drill enccun'er ed the shale, which is a sure ind ca tion that the vein extends in that di rection and is of great extent. The company will immediat-ly start the construction cf a tipple at Chi nook, and the building of a tramway from the mines to the tipple, all of which means much fcr Chinook. Sue ce.s to the new enterprise, neighbor. II. E. Loranger, who holds the un disputed and proud distinct on of be ing not only the mayor of Chester but atso of Galata, is in town today.