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V TIL a KAYRN,. ( COUWTT, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, ImN. .M Par T t, GOVERNOR NORRIS OPENS CAMPAIGN L. J. Christler Accepts Nomination for Legislature-Most Enthusiastic Rally In the History of Havre. 1Tke arst big gun of the campaign was Bred on Wednesday night, when, witharallyunparralleled in the history of Ohouteau county, the democrats as.embled at the opera house, for the inauguration of the vigorous policy to be pursued during the campaign. The coming of Governor Norris had been well advertised, and from the time of his arrival in the city, until his departure, he was the recipient of a spontaneous and genuine ovation. When Chairman Campbell called the assemblage in the opera house to order at 8 o'clock, every seat was occapied as well as every inch of standing room. The stage which was tastefully decorated, was occupied by the speakers, candidates and mem bers of the reception committee. The chairman, after stating the object of the meeting, and briefly outlining the principles and aims of the democratic party, introduced the first speaker of the evening, the Rev. Leonard J. (.ristler. Particular significance at taohed to the address of Mr.Christler, for while he was the unanimous choice of the party, as expressed in the convention at Fort Benton, for the office of member of the legislature, ke had not as yet publically or firamally signified his acceptance of the nomination. Owing to the fact that Governor 1¶orris was obligpe to leave on the Tisnrrtana 'O"antral train, :the time allsted to the speakerir has necessarily c.rtailed, but Mr. Christler's address, -while brief,;left no doubt in the mnids of any of his hearers, as to his po sition, and that is the support of a government of good principles, as ad vecated by Jefferson, Jackson and Bryan, the great triumvirate of sin cere and honest workers for the com mon good of the common people. Mr. Christler's address was listened to with earnest attention by his hearers, and was frequently interrupted with applause, but his formal announce ment of his acceptance of the nom ination tendered him was received with an outburst of enthusiasm seldom witnessed at any public gathering, political or otherwise. Said Mr. Ohrlstler, in closing his address: DICTATOR ROOSEVELT president Roosevelt's vicious and iaLdignified attack on Governor Has kell, chairman of the Democratic Ceamittee on National Platform, while not at all in accord with ameri ca traditions, is quite in keeping with the policy of French justice, which assumes all men accused of a crime or misdemeanor to be guilty until they prove themselves innocent. hI the controversy between Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Bryan with Gover nor Haskell as the central figure, the president loses sight of dignity, fair ness and even decency in his exploi tations of "my policy," with little, if any consideration of his boasted s4eare deal. Said the president, ad dressing Mr. Bryan; "You say that your platform de clares in favor of the vigorous enforce ment of the law against guilty trust magnates and officials, and that thW platform upon which Mr. Taft stand ;makes no such declaration." (Nov 1liten) 'It was not necessary. Tha platform approved the policies o this administration, and promised tt cotinue them." Is gall like that monumental or is it simply Roosevental? 'turther on the president says: '-I' ask that he (Mr. Haskell) be hef guiltless of them (the charges brough by Hearst) unless convicted in a cour of law." Was there anything unfair or un reasonable in the request of Mr Bryan that Governor Haskell be givel a chanc. to defend himself, befor judgment was pronounced agains him? Mr. Roosevelts action in this con troversy, is exactly .in line with hi unajust, unfair, and inhuman attitud, in pronouncing judgment in advanct "In accepting this nomination I respond to the merits and demands of a cause rather than to the claims of any man or party; a cause which means fairmindedness, earnest and patriotic action directly and imme diately for the benefit of the people. If I am of any value at all to the people of Northern Montana, if I can accomplish results beneficial and stable for every city, town and inter est of this section of our glorious state, by helping to develop with every ounce of my power, by deed of pen and speech, the interest and re sources that have hitherto slumbered in the soil of negation, then I am yours to command." After his address, Mr. Christler, as acting chairman of the meeting, in troduced Mr. Phil Goodwin, of Butte, nominee for the office of state treas urer, who, in a brief but vigorous speech, defined his ideas of the issues of the day, and his interpretation of the duties devolving upon the state treasurer. The address of Governor Norris, which followed, was listened to with the respectful attention of a people directly interested in the cause of good government. Governor Norris is essentially a forceful speaker, and possesses the rare gift of at once im pressing his hearers with the fact that he is sincerely and thoroughly in ac cord with the sentiments he expresses. As stated above, the Governor's time wa' limited, but during the hour at hI; disposal he, was in close tvouh wcii hts, atidiene, and the friequency and heartiness of the applause accorded him, was a conclusive tribute to the good work he was doing for the cause he so ably represents. The meeting itself was one to make glad the heart of any man who be lieves in the principles and policies advocated by Jefferson, that he is a democrat, and in this connection, eliminating partizanship, we wish to express to the good people of Havre, our sincere appreciation of their suc cessful effort to impress the Governor of the State of Montana with the fact that he is by no means an alien in the camp of an enemy, when visiting our city. on Heywood, Moyer and Pettibone, when the last assets men possess, their lives,were hanging in the balance in the Idaho courts. ti· WILLIAM J. BRYAN JOHN W. KERN WATERSON ON KOHR'S LETTER Some time ago the president ad dressed a letter to "My dear Mr. Kohrs" of Montana. Owing to the fact that a letter is occasionally lost in transmission, the President guarded against any such mishapby addressing his letter in care of the Associated Press, and "My dear Mr. Kohrs" was known to be "dear" to the President, by millions of our citizens, before he had sipped his black coffee on the morning of the letter's publication. There were many comments on the letter by the press of the country, it really being taken seriously in some cases, but an editorial in the Louisville Courier Journal is so replete with a good humored analysis of the Pres ident's letter. while-at the same time it so tersely emphasizes the fact that the "pen is mightier than the sword" in enabling a would be great man to make an ass of himself, that we re produce it verbatim. The editorial is entitled: "His Sentiments Known At Last" and reads as follows: "The letter of President Roosevelt to hs freod Kohrs, of Montana, at last clears up all doubt and makes un mistakeable the Chief Executive's preferances as his successor. He makes plain that those who thought he was for Chapin were far wrong, while the others',who suspected him of being committed to the candidacy of Debs were not nearer right. With equual frankness he upsets the theories of those persons who believed he might be an entt -.astic supporter of Hearst's Hisjen and .he few others who held the ide. that way- down in hishearthe had ~ feeling for Bryan. Yomi~Watson he leaves out rin ithe cold. The President's support is not for him. Whom's he for? A careful perusal of his letter must convince the open-minded and conservative reader that the president is for Taft. Almost anyway you read it--whether upside down, down side up, horizon tially, vertically, metaphorically, lit erally or analytically-the conclusion is well nigh inescapable-he's for Taft. It is not believed that all the other presidential candidates will withdraw on the strength of the sur prising announcement, but their dis appointment must be almost unbear able. "There were, of course, long ago, rumors to the effect that the President was for Taft and the rumors would not down, but they could never be traced to authenticity. The President's sphinx-like silence on the subject, his studied attitude of absolute im partslUty, his refusal to participate in the choice of the nominee, his ab solu~ lack of interest in the prelim inari, to the Chicago convention, his irsistence on an "even break" for Fairbanks, Hughes, La Follethe, Foraker, Cannon and Knox; his. sen satioial removal of 500,000 or less Federal office holders for manipulating things for Taft-all these things served to make his political thoughtsebseere, mysterious and even inscrutable. Se rene, aloof, unbiased, immovable, his real sentiments were at once the wonder of the voters and the riddle of the politicians. "Now thai it is known-the great secret is out-that, Roosevelt is for Taft, and Chafin, Hisgen, Debs, Bryan and Watson must go without his aid, let the campaign go merriy on. There is no reason for further delay. "But in the eternal fitnessof things, oughtn't Hearst to come out for Hisgen, and oughn't Kern to declare himself for Bryan for President?" SPEAKING APPOINTMENTS ON. J.T K. BRAMBLB, Democratic Candidate for County Attorney; Chester, Oct,. 7, Whitlash, Oct. 8. Gold Butte, Oct. 9. Dodson, Oct. 13. Zortman, Oct. 15. Harlem, Oct. 17. Chinootk, Oct. 20. wort ~Anton, Oct. 22. Big Sandy, Oct. 24. The Uniform Rank of the Knights af Pythias, of Atchinson Camp, No. 12 which for some months past have been perfecting themselves in the drill manual of the Order, were form ally and regularly mustered in on Saturday afternoon, by mustering officer Oscar Webber, and the follow ing ofllcers installed: Thos. W West, captain, Richard B. Loyd, first lieut enant, Robert .. Barnes, second Lieu tenant; W.lHanson. first sergeant; Sam Hanley, duty sergeant; Ed. Stokke, commissary sargent;J.S. McDonald, re cordingsergeant; Charles Dockstader, corporal A. II. West, trumpeter; Warren Smith, chaplain; The newly mustered in Uniform Rank, K. of P., will attend in a body the Convention to be held in Great Falls, of the Grand Lodge, on October 13-15th. RECEPTION TO FATHER EBERSCHWEILER Venerable Priest Celebrates Fiftieth An niversary of Active Church Work. The reception tendered to Reverend Father Eberschweiler, on Monday ev ening, in the Opera House, on the oc casion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of his entrance into "The Society of Jesus," was largely attended by Havre citizens, who assembled to do honor to the revered Father, the esteemed friend and the respected citizen. The address of Father Eberschweiler, in which he gave a modest account of his 11fe's work, from the time of his boy hood days in far off Germany, to the time of his locating in Havre, and his work since coming into the comunity, was intensely interesting. as he simp ly yet graphically illustrated the work of a life devoted to the uplifting of mankind. The entertainment in cluded a finely rendered musical pro gram, vocal and instrumental, Direc tor Hilla's orchestra, adding greatly to the enjoy toe of the happy occasion Tio )pera house was beautifully dee orated, the color scheme being yellow, commemorative of the golden anni versary being celebrated, and punch was served through the evening from a golden bowl. Father Eberschweiler was lit erally showered with congratulations and was made the recipient of a beau tiful purse, containing a substantial offering from his people and friends. A letter of congratulation and good will from Mr. Christler, in behalf: of the members of St.Mai.% Witis received by Father Eberschweiler, and is a TEACHERS' INSTITUTE Elaborate arrangements are being made for the reception and entertain ment of the state educators who will attend the teachers' institute, to be held in this city on October 8-10, 1908. The institute will be under the sup ervision of Miss Blackstone, who was recently appointed county superin tendent, in place of Miss Agnes At kinson, resigned. The following pro gram has been prepared: TIIUtSDAY, OCTOBER 8 9 to 9:15--Music. Invocation, Rev. F. W. Pool. treasured memento. The letter resib as follows: My dear Reverend Brother: An honorable,useful life, whether of an individual or institution, is always worth commemorating, not only va our grateful remembrance of worthy things accomplished, but as a duty to make them an influence helpful to the present and the future. And when such life is part of the histoqr of our country, interwoven with its work and fulfilling its high ideals, it is fitting that we should give that. life our recognition and recommenda tion. So today, as your own children gatkh er about you good father, to renew their loyalty and wish you many happy returns on this your fiftieth anniversary of your entrance inte "The Society of Jesus" my own people, the members and friends of St. Marks Mission wish me to convey to you and your people their greeting and cot gratulations. What more can we wish for you? Honor! that you have and well have earned it. Remembrancel that yoU shall ever have, and what more it better, than that time may de.t gently with you, and give you peace and happaness. With warmest regards, I am, be lieve me, Very truly yours, .eonard J. ChirlStler. St.Marks Mission. 9:15 to 9:55--Psychology. Dr. Bell. 9:55 to 10:30-Arithmetic, Prof. Har mon. Intermission. 10:30 to 11:15-Language,Mrs.Cooley. 11:15 to 12-Literary Interpretation, Dr. Bell. Noon intermission. 1:25 to 1:35-instrumental solo, Mips Buckingham. 1:35 to 2:15-Literature, Mrs. Cooley. 2:15 to 2:30--Calisthenics, Mrs. West cott. Intermission. 2:45 to 3:15-Pedagogy, Dr. Bell. 3:15 to 4-Grammar, Prof. Harmom. FRIDAY, GVTOBER 9. 9:00 to 9:15-Music, Invocation, Rev. L. J. Christler. 9:55to 10:30-Arithmetic, Prof. Har mon. Intermission. 10:40 to 11:15--Language, Mrs. Cool ey. 11:15 to 12--Literary Interpretation. Noon intermission. 1:25 to 1:40-Vocal solo, Miss Eva deLorimer. 1:40 to 2:20-Literature, Mrs. Cooley Intermission. 2:40 to 3:15--Pedagogy, D)r. Bell. 3:15 to 4- . ;as rs, Educational Ten dencies, Hlarmon. 1**0 &Y', OCTOBER 10, 9:0) t. -Opening exercises. hi vocation, '. W. W. Liston. !+:15 to 9:55-Psychology, Dr. Bell. 9:55 to 10:30-Spelling, Prof. liar mI f-n. I ntermnission. 10:40 to 11:15---Language, Mrs. Cool ey. 11:15 to 12--Pedagogy, Dr: Bell. Intermission. 1:25 to 1:35---Instrumental music. Miss De Boos. 1:35 to 2:20-Literature, Mrs. Cooley. 2:30 to 3-Address, Prof. Harmon. Intermission. 3:10 to 3:25--Music. 3:25 to 4--Literary interpretation. Dr. Bell. EVENING SESSION. Thursday evening, at 8 o'clock, in formal reception to all teachers and friends of education at Hotel Havre. Friday evening, at 8 o'clock, music, address, "The Genius of Isben," by Dr. Sanford Bell. L.P. Benedict, Deputy Commission 3r of Labor and Agriculture, is in the 3it y on business connected with his. iepartment. Miss Jennie Brady, aeousin,and Lor atta May, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter DesRosier, returned this morning, from a three months visit in Deadwood and Lead, South Dakota, and Butte, Montana.