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Celebrating History: Apartments, grocery and a liquor store

 

March 14, 2014

Courtesy photo

This photo shows the inside of Pat Yeon's liquor warehouse.  Pat is the first man from the left with the mustache. The establishment had no seating because alcohol was not sold for consumption on the premises, though a pool table can be seen to the left. 

We continue this series celebrating the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory with The Havre Promoter. Information for this column, the 10th in this series, is in the March 13, 1914 issue.

Several interesting articles appeared on the front page, including a very lengthy column about the Havre High School basketball team going to the interscholastic tournament in Bozeman; the Havre All Stars bowling team defeated Great Falls bowling teams; 53 people who applied for citizenship were admitted; and these interesting tidbits:

Opens Family Liquor Store

Pat Yeon has started a wholesale liquor store in the store room formerly occupied by the Annex café. The room has been thoroughly renovated and fitted up with furniture and fixtures of the best. From this store Mr. Yeon will sell everything from a half pint to ten thousand gallons. Outside of the wholesale business the family trade will also be catered to. No bar will be placed in this establishment and not drinks will be served. It is expected that this store will make Havre the distributing point for all the northern territory in the line of wines and liquors.

Will Open A Grocery Store

Havre is to have a new establishment in the way of a grocery store. It will be located on Third avenue between First and Second streets. R. W. Anderson and J. J. Goodmanson are the men back of the enterprise and they expect to make this a first class store in every respect. It will be called the Unique Grocery company. They expect to start business about March 18. They are experienced men in the grocery business, Mr. Anderson having been in the business several years ago. Mr. Goodmanson has aldo been in the business a considerable length of time. He formerly had charge of the grocery department of the F. A. Buttrey store.

Moose Lodge Is Organized

The Havre lodge 1405 Loyal Order of Moose, has been organized and is now in full swing. Mr. J. L. Campbell, the district organizer, has been here for some time getting things lined up. The first meeting was held in the Trades and Labor hall March 2. At that time fifty members were initiated into the mysteries of the order. After the initiation proceedings an election of officers was held and the result was as follows: Cash I Webster, Dictator; J. A. Ferguson, vice dictator; J. A. Sweet, past dictator; Bill H. Moyer, prelate; E. J. Skaar, secretary; Wm. S. Hedge, treasurer; Geo. E. Hamilton, sergeant at arms; Harroun, outer guard; F. William Kaste, one year trustee; John Bowlsby, two year trustee; William Murdock, three year trustee. After the officers were elected a smoker was held. All the members were pleased with the organization of the Havre Moose lodge. The lodge will hold meetings every Monday evening at the Trades and Labor hall, which will be the meeting place for a short time but they are looking for new quarters as the membership is growing rapidly.

Hanson Apartments Now In Readiness

The Hanson Apartments, situated on Third avenue and Seventh street, are now ready for occupancy. They are in one of the most desirable residence portions of the city and are modern throughout. Every room is large and is built so that plenty of light can be had. They are beautifully decorated throughout. Several of the apartments have already been leased and tenants are now moving in. Mr. Hanson is to be commended for his efforts in building homes for the many families who are coming to Havre and demand the best to be had in this line.

In the society column, we find:

Town Talk

The rich brown color you see on the walls of the Hanson Flats is the new brown in the Murescco wall finish.

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Mrs. Buttrey returned home on Thursday from New York and was accompanied by Mrs. Buttrey, of New London, Canada, mother of F. A. Buttrey.

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The B.P.O. Elks held their annual election of officers Tuesday evening in the club rooms. There was a good crowd in attendance. The following men were elected and will be installed April 14th: Exalted Ruler, W. B. Pyper; Esteemed Leading Knight, James G. Holland; Esteemed Loyal Knight, Leon E. Choquette; Esteemed Lecturing Knight, William A. Cowling; Treasurer, Olaf G. Skylstead; Secretary, John A. Sanderson; Tyler, William Lacey; Trustee for three years, Frank McCarthy.

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Mr. C. F. Morris' house will soon be ready for occupancy. It is now one of Havre's finest residences, the interior being finished with Muresco. Muresco is sold by Havre Com. Co.

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Jack Ellis was discharged from the pest house Tuesday, where he was confined from small pox. He just recently recovered from an accident wherein he had his hip broken while working for the Great Northern.

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Dr. A. E. Williams has added some new equipment whereby he is able to handle successfully diseases of the nose and throat.

 

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