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H-1 L 11 7-1 , 1--. ·: ya, I, o!.HV, HUT CON f SAY AGST1, 98.420 PRYER HIGHER Ownesr f taxable roperty in Chon t.a ce~ey, esays the River Press, vwil be:olnpelled to dig auplarger t doh -trbutdll.is to the public treasury this year. The county board of equaliua tion, at its -"Monday= session, ,conclud ed that' the condition of the county f.ances- and the "prospective expen 4itures for the coming year `require a+ larger revenue, and the tax levy was -aude as follows: State fund.. .. .. .. ..2% mills. General county fund .. 21' " Contingent.. .. .... 2 Poor.. . ... .. 3 "« Road.....,... . 3 " Bridge.. .. ....... 1' " Bond.... ........ 1 General school.. .. .. 4 Total...... . . 17... ". The above levy is 1% mills higher than that of last year, and for county purposes is two mills higher than that of 1906. The levy for the state fund is made by the state board of equal ization; the levy for ge3eral school purposes was fixed by the tenth legia lative 2assembly; thb other items in the rate of taxation are levied by the county 'board of equalization.. ' The Chouteau county tax- levy' of this year will apply to the largest as sessment in the history of the county, The total assessment this year is $12,630,435, and increase of about $600, 000 over. that of 1907, and $1,500,000 greater than the valuation of two years ago. STEVE KENNEY T IS NO MORE The friends of Steve Kenney, and' their number could only be estimated by counting his acquaintences, were inexpressibly shocked and grieved to hear of his untimley death, which oc curred at about 9 o'clock Saturd'ay evening, as he was being taken to .et train on his way to the Columbus hospital at Great Falid, lie went hoilte Wedfiesday afternoon after teillig some of his friends that he was not feeling well, but his death was a surprise to everyone, as he was a picture of health, and sturdy manhood. His funeral was held on Tuesday, at 9 o'clock a. m., and was largely attended. There were many beauti ful floral offerings from sympathizing friends, "Steve," as he was known to his friends, came to Havre about six years ago, and entered the employ of Geo. T. Sanderson, in the dray btsi ness, soon :after ..acquiring: a line of his own, which he operated up to the time of his death. He .is survived by a wife and four children, and leave a mother, four brothers' and two sis ters to mourn his departure. He was a member of the Modern Brotherhood of America, and his fam ily will receive the benefit of $2.000. Insurance, which he carried In that order. CAN PLAY GOOD BALL The Bloomer Girls bloomed on the baseball field in Havre last Friday, and put up a game that kept the Havre boys busy from start to finish, to score a winning. The game was largely attended by an enthusiastic crowd of spectators, who witnessed one of the best exhi bitions of the great American sport that has ever been presented on the local grounds. Both sides played ball all the time, and it was either side's game until the last inning, when the local club scored the run which broke the tie and decided the game in their favor, by a score of five to four. The "Bloomers" surprised everyone by the game they put up, and no one who attended has been heard to kick at not getting their money's worth at the price of admission. Cone again i.rls. The following is the score by in nings:- - 123456789 SGirls 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0-4 Boys 0 .2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1-5 T. . B.IE P. P T BOAT &I· ' 0! ·· .-; · .. "EWe point with pride to the faot that at lact we have made him find the b~ttom of hi. Iocket. .,. ... . -De it1ar in Philadelphia Reo~ed. 4- ---- . CROSSESOIiDE it is/our painful duty to record the death of one of the' oldest and most highly respected pioneers of north ern Monta.na, Michael J, Healy, who departed this life on Sunday, after a, lingering ilineas. The news of his death, while not entirely unexpected by those who realized something cf the serious nature of his illness, was nevertheless a shock to his legion of friends, and the expressions of regret at his taking off were univer sal. and heard from all sides. M. J. Healey was one of the mak ers of Montana history. Coming to this country in the 70's, he worked in 1887-8 for the old. "Diamond R" outfit,. freighting in the lower Yel lowstone country, Simon Pepin of this city, being chief wagon master of the outfit at the time. Coming to Fort Assinniboine in 1870, he was employed there for some time, as wagon master, until he was ap;pointed under sheriff under Sheriff Healey. Afterwards he was appointed cus toms inspector for this district, which position he held at the time of his demise, and had located a ranch on Beaver creek about three miles west of town, where he made his home un-a til last spring, when he sold a por tion of the ranch to the county for poor farm purposes, and moved into the ci ty, occupying the' residence which he had recently purchased, at the time of his death. The funeral was held on Tuesday, the remains being accompanied. by members of the Eagle lodge, which turned out in full force, headed by the Havre City band, from the res dence to the Catholic church, and afte the church services to the Holland undertaking rooms, where they re posed pending their shipment to the family burial grounds at Sun River, on the evening's Montana Central train. Mr. Healey's immediate family who mourn his loss, consists of a wi'e, two daughters and two sons. Iu our next issue we hope to have the data from which to weave a story of Mike Healy's life in Montana, and of his work in th' unbuilding of cur present grcat comiran w2ath. .I. J. Ober and W. A. Gre.g le t rn Monday night for Polson, Montana, where they have purchased a gen-ral -merchandise business. Mr. Gregg will move his -family. to Poison at once, but Mr. Ober will remai in Hav. e for some time. TO FORM A RACING ASSOlATION ..0: RAC! A$SOCIA,'!..~~·L_ ~ ~ · ~-· A meeting of business men who arl lovers of legitimate sport, and anxious to advance the interests of Havre, assembled at the city hall this evening. The meeting was called to order by Judge W. B. Pyper, and J. C .Bailey was elected chairman, and D. P. Van 'orne seeretary. The meeting was enthusiastic throughout, and spirited addresses on the subject of racing sports were made by Messrs. Wright, Swanton, Carnal, Lewis, Pyper and others. On motion it was resolved to organ ize the "Havre Fair and Racing As sociation," and incorporate the same with' a capital stock of $10,000. Jas. S. Carnal was elected treasur er of the association, and com mittees were appointed as follows: On organization: Carnal, Pyper and ONLY TWO DAYS MORE OF UNCERTAINTY 'Tis nearly done-but two days. more remain until the contest for the Her ald's handsome $275 diamond ring will have come to an end, and one of the four contestants, who have all worked so long and earnestly, will be. declared the winner. There is not much that can be said of the past week, for the reason that the Herald management knows but little of what has been done; we kiow that the three leaders have been most active every minute of the day The following is the standing of the contestants at 4 p. m., Wednesday, August 12th, 1908. This week. Last report Total Miss Margaret Morgan, Havre.. ..... .. 2088 17102 19190 Miss Vera Hendrickson, Chinook .. .. .. .. 281 12775 15636 Miss Florence Fleming, Havre .. .. ...... 2545 10880 13425 Minss Beulah Kennett, Hlavre .... . . ..... 0 5874 5874 Withdrawn.... ......... . ... ..- 118 118 Total vote of the week, 7494. DIAMOND RING COUPON GOOD FOR ONE VOTE In the HAVRE HERALD Voting Contest. For . o - -s Not Good UnIeo Voted Before Ag. 14, 1908. Oruselection of groundc: Swanton, Wright and Yeon. After a general discussion, taken part in by nearly all present, the meeting adjourned subject to call, up on receipt of the stock book, and the return of the incorporation papers from the office of the Secretary of state. It is hoped that the people of Havre wili take a live interest in the new association, as it means much, not on ly in the line of the promotion of an enjoyable sport, but as an advertis ment of the city, aand a financial benefit of all who are interested in the growth of Havre. There will be no services in the Methodist church next Sunday except Sunday School at 12 and Epworth League at 7 p. m. anrd though they have not turned in many votes, we are certain that th-y have many thousands in reserve and that the last few hours of the con test will be exciting. To accommodate and satisfy the interest of our patrons, the Herald will post bulletins every hour on Fri day, if the contest developes as anti cipated. At ten o'clock Friday night the ballot box will be closed and w:th the register will be turned over to Messrs. Auerbach, Boone and Camp bell, the judges. BRYAN AND _ ." CLUBW Organization is Completed; Officers anmd: Committees Elected, and Havre's Democracy is Now Ready for the Fray. If there were any entertainers of the belief 'that there was and, "fact ional fight" in the democratic ranks in Havre that belief would certainly have been dispelled had they been present at the meeting' of the solid t',.m cracy which was held at the city ball. on Thursday night of last The meeting was enthusiastic to the lhu!lt, and harmonious likewise, and was composed of the most representa live body of prominent citizens that has oer assembled in Havre, for a like purpose. 'The meeting was organized by the selection of E. H. Campbell as chair man, and W. C. Kester as secretary, after which th report of the committee aprointed atthe'neeting Tuesday eve ning was taken up. The committee reported that in view of the fact that the Bryan club had ceased to exist -by reason of its hav ing helped to attain the object of the organization, viz., the nomination of Mr. Bryan, recommended the organi zation of a Havre Bryan and Kern Democratic Club, having for its ob ject the promotion of the democratic ticket--national, state and county, and pledging its support to such promo tion of the interests of the party. The report of the committee which recommended the use of the constitu tution of the former Bryac club .wtl such technical changes as to the el ection of Bryan instead of nomination, and that mqmbers of the old Bryan club be declared members of the new Havre Bryan -al Hisn Democratic club and that:the'.sei oe on7,of officers of.the new organisatiqu be left to the. meeting, was adopthd. The constitu-' tiorn was read and adopted by sections, and was then placed on the cha r man's desk for signatures. After a short recess it was found that the new club started wth a membership of ov er fifty, and the meeting proceeded to, the election of officers for the new oi' ganization. E. H. Campbell was placed in nomi nation for the office of president, his nomination being seconded by Mr. Christler in a brief but most spirited address, his remarks being interrupt ed many times by the applause of his enthusiastic listeners. Mr. Christl spoke in part as follows: "It is with more than ordinary pleasure, men, that I rise to give expression to the one name, the one feeling, the one thought, and the one purpose that means the sacred duty of each anid the property of all; no ordinray pleasure, I say, for one who reads, thinks, observes, and is anx ious for that success of a cause which it richly deserves, to come among men and find them working for the triumph, not of any one click or clan, or selfish actidn, but for the triumph of ideas, for the triumph of princ ple, for the triumph of a living fa'th, above all, for the triumph of a living Democracy. Men-No greater blessing is crowd ing the pages of the events in the preliminary work of the approachng campaign than tonight's splendid so lution of the difficulties and obsta cles that have been lying in ambush along the path of of our local demo cracy, for how we are togethbr, now that we are united by a common aim, spirit and purpose in shouldering the plain, practical, press'ng issu s of the battle for the next three months, we shall win more trophies for the rights and interests o? the people and also reclaim much that would oth-r wise be given over to an alen hand. Democracy's ship is manned, her sails are set, the compass pointed and her pilot William Jennings Bryan, stands at the helm in all the power and majesty of his being to sail a grand voyage. The howing winds of critcism and abuse will pass o'er him and the seething billows of mal'ce and hatred will go huntng after him, nevertheless, it is the matured judge ment, not of party or partisian poli tics-for these can easily be eliminat ed in the battle of 1908 by any man who makes an honest, conscientlous review of conditions and. .epecially of sistency, and reliability, honest de ductions therefrom, that he w:11 steer the old ship into the port of victory. I am hoping that the campaign thbi year will be a campaign of educe tion, and not of abuse and misrepre sentation. It is too much the habit. - I, can say it in all kindness of spirit, for the press an4 the platform speak er to abuse and belittle the parsondl - ties of opposing candidates, many of them the grandest typse of men too, when, as the people's prophet and guide both the press and the speakeg should instead, analyze and review for the purpose of instruction, the moral ethics of the platforms and the principles each seek to inculcate. After a review of some of the pub* lic necessities of today, together wlthl a summary of the declaration oi Thomas Jefferson on the highesi codes of political economy, Mr. Chrislt ler closed by saying: "We can trust the faith of a pro gressive Democracy. Let us then, 1i I may use the language of another, 'with a short pull, and a long' pull, and a pull all together,' raise the, standard of our faith, and that it maj be held majestically up, let us twisIt around it the richest flowers of cun effort, so that the morning sun of they day after election will beam upon J1 as the splendid symbol of our cour. age, our loyalty and our statesman ship." Mr. Campbell was unanimously el ected president of the Havre Bryan And Iern Democratic Club," and W. C. Kester, being nominated for thi office of secretary, was also elected without opposition. ,, H. W. Stringfellow was nominated for the ^office of vice-president, and arose from his seat, presumably t.. decline in favor of some one with more time to devote to the duties in volved, but Brother Ed Doyle was s Qual to the occasion, and was on his feet in an instant with a mojion tha the nominations be closed, and Mr. Stringfellow was declared vice-presil dent before he hardly had time to realize what had happened. He ac cepted the situation graceful:y, and laughingly remarked that there were some kinds of jobbing that a man could not really take offense at. C. F. Morris was the unanimous choice of the meeting for the office of treasurer of the new organization.' On motion which was duly carried, the chair appointed Messrs. Holland, Newman, Christler and Bailey as a committee to assist in the naming the .differenrt committees according to the constitution, and to report at a meet ing to be held in the city hall on Monday night of this week, after which the meeting adjourned with ev ery assurance that the democrats ed Havre are thoruoghly united, and thaW this union assures a democratic vie tory in November.. The Havre Bryan and Kern Club held a brief session on Monday eve ning, to receive the report, of the c mmittee appointed at the last meet irg, which committee,, cons'sting ol Chairman Campbell, Christler,' Nsw man, Holland, and Bally, recom mended the appointment of the fol lowing as members of the committe..s named: Executive-E. F. Burke, J. C. Bailey, L. J. Christler and H. J. Meili. Finance--E. T. Broadwat~r, C. F. Morris and C. W. Young.. Membership-H. Earl Clack, Jas. Holland and Ed. M. Allen.* Registration and polling-H. L. Short, Chas. W: Gardiner and D. P. VanHorne. The meeting adopted the comm'ttee report and adjourned until Monday evening, August 24th, at the city hall, ~t which time Mr. Christler has promised to deliver an addr-ss, which o' itself promises an interesting sess ion. There will be cthor features that will tend to start the blood circulating and it is hoped that the loyals will turn out in force. As a laugh producer the M'ssouri Girt has no equal. It is not tbht low vulgar comedy that is sometimes. seen in stage performances, but. a clean, refined comedy that is reilly funny, without 'being vulgar. McI-' tyre Op era House, Wednesday eves ning,, August 19.