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BANKERS TO ASK FOR
NEW EDUCATION SYSTEM
Want Legislature to Appoint Commis-
sion to Investigate Conditions
The Minnesota Bankers' associa
tion will go before the next legisla
ture and ask the appointment of a
paid state commission to investigate
educational conditions in Minnesota.
The authoritative statement that
this will be done foreshadows a ses
sion in which the question of educa
tion and a discussion of the disposi
tion of the $14,000,000 so expended
annually in Minneseta 'will be a
The system of education now in
vogue in the state will be attacked.
The attack will be made with the
constructive idea upper most and
with the plea for general reorganiz
ation and for obtaining, by the aid
of experts, information that will en
able intelligent action.
The Chicago Association of Com
merce, probably the strongest organ
zation of business interests in the
United States, recently attracked
the Chicago school system, charg
ing that the system is wrong, that it
educates superficially and not practi
Investigators at Work.
The association now has in
Europe, under salary, an expert who
is studying the educational systems
of Germany and France. He has
been instructed to ascertain by what
manner the young people of these
countries are given a more 'bjfe*
education than those of the United
Minnesota was the firs| stafce'
the union to take up the majifef "in
the form of an investigationoy men
who are not professional edcuators
but practical business men, and the
report of the committee on agricul
tural development and education of
the Minnesota Bankers' association
made at the recent annual gathering
of the association in St. Paul has
attracted wide attention. The com
mittee is known to desire that
Minnesota retain its leadeiship and
be the first state in the union to
work out, if possible, a more practic
al general educational plan.
Wedge on Committee.
W. I. Prince of Dulutb, L. A. Hun
toon, Moorhead A. G. Wedge, Jr.,
Bemidji, William E. Lee, Long
Prairie, George C. Power, St. Paul,
constitute the committee. Mr. Chap
man is chairman.
1 he calling of the conference on
agricultural education by Dr. Cjrus
Northrop of the University and Dean
A. F. Woods of the farm school,
which met last Friday and Saturday,
has been taken by the bankers' com
mittee as evidence that the educators
themselves are not satisfied with the
Commission to Study Plans.
The way to arrive at a workable
change for the better, it is believed,
is for the legislature to authorize the
governor to appoint a commission of
competent men, not necessarily edu
cators, on salary, to make a compre
hensive study the present system
"We believe that the present
system is not bringing returns for
the money expended." said Joseph
Chapman, Jr., today. "Too much
attention is given, we believe, to
the purely intellectual and not
enough to the practical side. W
are, in fact, turning out educated
loafers. It is not so in Germany.
The statistics that show how
small a proportion of our boys and
girls follow the course, which is
planned to fit them for the univer
sity, and how great a proportion
have to go out into the world and
earn living, without such training
as would help them to do it, are
well known The way to bring
a change, we believe, is for theof
legislature to authorize a thorough
Announcement For County Auditor.
i hereby announce myself a
candidate for the republican nomi
nation of auditor of Beltrami
county at the primary election to
be held September 20th, 1910,
and I solicit your vote to the polls.
List of advertised letters "Un-
claimed" for the week ending August
Fenton, Brazil. (2)
Neissen, D. Tord.
Resland, W. L.
Stewart, A. T.
Williams, A. F.
Watt, Walter B.
Beeman, Mrs. Ethel. (3)
Bing, Mrs. Lillian.
Brannon, Miss. Ida.
Elliott, Miss. Merle.
Fraser, Miss. Evelan.
Hobble, Mrs. Emma.
Hitchcock, Mrs. J. V.
Letsheim, Miss. Aue.
Nelsen, Mrs. Alice.
Whalen, Miss. Gertrude.
NORTH DAKOTA BANKER
LIKES BEMIDJI GODNTRY
Drives Here in Buick From Minot
Says Crop Situation is Very
W. L. Meyer, and his wife and
ught$r,^ arrived in Bemidji last
evening and they will spend several
djjjVj^ wih# Mr. and Mrs. M. E.
Sefetson. Mr. Ibertson and Mrs.
Meyer are brother and sister. Mr.
Meyer drove in from Minot, North
Dakota, in a forty horse-power Buick.
He is a banker in Minot interested
particulary in the crops.
Mr. Meyer came by the way of
Wadena, Glen wood and Park Rapids.
He reports that the crop situation
is peculiar as good crops will be
found in one section and three miles
farther on, they will be almost a
total failure. He says that in many
cases rain came just in time, and
that in others, it must come at once
if the crop is to be saved.
Down near Park Rapids, Mr.
Meyer encountered some bad roads.
The rain had come down so hard
that it had washed the surface
dirt into the ditch and left small
stumps standing several inches out
of the road. He narrowly escaped
injuring the plan of his machine
Mr. Meyer said that last winter,
many thought the tide of immigra
tion this year would be into western
Dakota, but that it had not stopped
there. Western Montana has re
ceived the new settlers, but the
failure to get a good crop there this
year has discouraged many and they
will return as soon as they can. The
railroads have helped advertise the
country and make it boom. Many
small towns have sprung up with
several general stores and three or
four lumber yards.
Mr. Meyer is well pleased with the
Bemidji country and thinks chances
are fine for a good crop here.
BRIDGE BUILDER INJURED
Was Directing Work of Placing String-
ers and Fell Twenty Feet.
Cass Lake, August 3, 1909
(Special to the Pioneer)Thomas
Hoseid was injured in falling off
the Soo bridge while at work Mon
day. Hoseid has charge of a crew
men completing the bridge and
was directing the laying of string
ers from one row of pilingjo anoth
er when in some way he stumbled
and fell, striking a raft in the wat
er twenty feet below. He landed
on his fece, receiving several very
bad bruises to the eyes and nose,
and was else injured in different
parts of the body. The man. wasColumbus
unconscious for several hours but
is now resting easilyL
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6RAND RAPIDS COUPLER
CHALLENGED BY BEMIDJI
Local Department Will Put Up $100
that Dennis Can Beat Lofberg in
Bemidji firemen have taken up the
statement that appeared in a Grand
Rapids paper a week ago, and have
posted a one hundred dollar side bet
that Ray Dennis can beat Lofberg
of Grand Rapids, in the coupling
contest any time that Lofberg will
run, provided the race if held in
some city of the western association.
The article which caused the
action of the firemen is as follows:
"Bemidji the Blowhard."
"Bemidji is heard from again. Be
cause their hose coupler at the fire
men's tournament could not make as
good time as did Lofberg at Grand
Rapids, the claim is made that the
record here was a fake. Bemidji
is a big slob without a drop of red
blood in its veins."
Lofberg's time in the Grand
Rapids meet was 1 5 of a seond
better than Dennis' here. Those
who saw the Grand Rapids con
test say that Lofberg jumped the
gun by at least ten feet. If the
men can be brought together,
watches will be discarded and they
will run from the same gun to two
hoses laid side by side. The first
nozzle touching the ground will be
that of the winner.
Earl Geil, chief of the Bemidji
department, says that the boys have
one hundred dollars which they will
pay Lofberg if he can beat Dennis.
As they make the challenge, they
have aright to impose the condi
tions of the race.
Some of the boys say that they
notice the editor of the Grand
Rapids paper makes no attempt to
explain how Lofberg jumped the gun,
but resorts to calling names, a small
bov trick. They say if Lofberg is
not afraid ot being beaten, he will
accept the challenge. Many of them
doubt that he will for they say Grand
Rapids has always been afraid to
come over to Bemidji, even when
they are playing football.
Standing of the Clubs
37 46 47
Kansas City 52
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THE BEMIDJI PIONEER.
VOLUME 8. NUMBER 91. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 3, 1910. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Farmers to Have Ware-
house in [Bemidji
Commercial Club to Meet with Farm-
ers Around Bemidii Soon
Who Are The Farmers $
The Men Who Make This Country.
How can the Commercial Club secure their names? Here
Fill out this coupon or send in your name by letter or otherwise.
Give the names of your neighbors who may not see this notice.
We must have these names before the 10th of August
DO THIS NOW
BEMIDJI PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.
Chicago 60 30
Pittsburg 52 37
New York 50 37
Philadelphia 45 44
Cincinnati 46 45
St. Louis .39 54
Brooklyn 37 54
Boston 34 61
.575 .506 .505
Philadelphia ."..61 31
Boston 57 37
New York 55 37
Detroit 52 43
Cleveland 41 47
Washington 38 55
Chicago 36 56
St. Louis 27 61
.663 .606 .598
.409 .391 .307
New York 4Chicago 5.
St. Louis 1-4Brooklyn 3-5.
Cincinnatti 6Boston 1.
Philadelphia 6Pittsburg 1.
New York 5Cleveland 2.
Boston 4Detroit 3.
Philadelphia 3Chicago 2.
Washington 3St. Louis 5.
Columbus 3Milwaukee 2.
Toledo 1Kansas City 3.
Louisville 1Minneapolis 12.
Indianapolis 1St. Paul 5.
RED RIVER HARVESTERS
GATHERING GRAIN RAPIDLY
Ideal Weather Assists FarmersStraw
is Dry and Threshing Will Start
Crookston, August 3rd, (Special
to the Pioneer.)Practically every
harvester in the Red River Valley is
bumming and as the weather is ideal,
the grain is being put into shock
rapidly. A few of the smaller farm
ers have finished wheat cutting, but
the majority are not more than
twenty-five per cent through.
Charles Johnson is the first to
finish his wheat and oats and re
ports a fairly good crop. He hasthe
his barley which was sowed late,
left. The wind will be a fajctor in
saving the shortest of the crop.
With little or no wind it can be cut
and bound without trouble but with
a high wind it would be difficult
to get it on the binder platform
without flipping it all over the can
vass but thus far there has been
nothing but a little breeze, xft&^j
The threshers are getting their
machines into shape and the grain
will be pounded out just as soon as
possible. The straw is-dry and the
grain will harden and be fit for
threshing much sooner than with a
heavy crop of-green straw.
jiini .^IIIIW i tgin&smmB
is one way.
DELEGATES TO MEETING
ELECTED DY FARMERS
Various Clubs Are Choosing Men to be
Their Representatives in Ware-
Farmers near Bemidji are willing
to meet with the Commercial club
when the plan for building a ware-
house is to come up next week.
Monday, a farmers club at Rock-
wood met and all the men present
were enthusiastic over the idea of
meeting with the Commercial club.
The Rockwood meeting was
held in the Modern Woodmen
hall and three men were elected
delegates to represent the club at
the Commercial club meeting.
They are Louis Hanson, J. J.
Jinkerson, and William Morris.
It was the opinion of the club that
he farmers and city business
men should be in closer touch
and they were willing to do all in
their power to push the movement.
Farmers near the city on all sides
are becoming interested in the move-
ment to erect a warehouse in the city,
which will also be a commission
house. They all feel the need of one
and now that the Commercial club
has started the movement, are fal-
ling in line and will push as hard as
Several other clubs will hold
meetings this week and it is expected
that they will also elect delegates.
CASSLAKE VS CROOKSTON
Will Play Baseball SundayFansExpect
to see a Pitchers Battle.
Cass Lake, August 3(Special to
Pioneer)The Crookston base
ball team will play here the coming
Sunday and the game promises to be
a warm contest. Crookston generally
has Narveson of Fosston for pitcher
and the contest here next Sunday
will be between Narveson and
Schmidt, the local pitcher, who isdecorated
making a record with the Cass Lake
team. Both pitchers are-of the same
build and use-almost the same deli
The Cass Lake fans are already
on the anxious seat as the coming
contest will undoubtedly be a battle
between the two best amateur pit
chers in the northern half of the
10 11 12
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
64 62 65 68
63 60 63 65 84 78 71 71
71 70 69
but no heavy
City Drug Store readings
MANY MARRIAGES MADE
DURING MONTH OF JULY
June did not Have a Corner on
Fred Rhoda, clerk of the court,
made public this moring the marri-
age liceases granted during the
month of July. Although June is
supposed to be the "bride month",
July has the usual number. Those
granted are as follows:
Harry O'Conner, Beltrami county,
and Emma Neuman.
Wendell Claflin, Beltrami county,
and Stella Freeman.
Judd Bently, Beltrami county, and
George W. Butler, Beltrami county,
and Iva Saddler.
William Malett, Itasca county, and
Albert Southwortb, Beltrami
county, and ftlaude Bailey.
Hugo Scharf, Beltrami county,
and Helen Bailey.
Bernard Swanson, Beltrami county,
and Sophia Finstad.
Caspar W. Sandstrom, Beltrami
county, and Adie L. Peavey,
Mat Olson, Beltrami county, and
Carl Mikelson, Jackson county
and Belle Howe.
Thedore Boulduc, Beltrami county,
and Lulu Grumbo.
Roy Rice, St. Louis, and Laura
Miss Grumbo and Theodore
Boulduc were married by Judge
Clark on July 25. The bride's home
is in Cavalier county, North Dakota.
The licence of Roy Rice and Miss
Bently was the thirteenth issued
during the month.
CONCERT AND LAWN FETE.
Band Will Pat on Double Bill Friday
Night in Library Park.
Friday night, the Bemidji band
will give a combined concert and
lawn fete in the Library park. The
concert will be played there instead
of on the dock bandstand. The
lawn fete is held to raise money to
get the band out of debt as about
$250 is still owing on the new uni
While the band is playing, wives
of the married men and sweethearts
of the unmarried, will dish ice cream
and serve cake to the hungry ones in
the audience. The park will be
with lights and hung
withnterns +*70 fir
*W Boat CM* Meets Tonight
The Bemidji Boat club will meet
this evening in the parlors of the
Markham hotel. Several matters of
importance must be discussed by
the club at once and it is desirable
that all members attend the' meet*
in*. & 1
TROUBADORS TO 6IVE A
CONCERT AND DANCE
Come From Duluth Next Tuesday Even-
ingOne Admission for
Next Tuesday evening, the Trou
badors Amusement company will
give an entertainment, followed by
a dance, in the Armory Opera house.
The company comes from Duluth,
via the Range towns, and is well
recommended. It has been playing
on many of the lake steamers during
the summer season and is now work
ing its way west to the coast for the
The company is composed of
Miss Helen Harkness, reader
Michael Briglia, violin, Michael
Varallo, harp Nichol Briglia, flute
and John Varolla, violin. The
men are all Italians and are excel
lent soloists, according to reports
which have come from the Range
press. After the musical program,
the company will play until 2
a. m. tor a dance, the one admiss
ion to cover both entertainments.
The concert will begin promptly
at 8-30 and will last until 10. The
dancing will start immediately after
the concert is finished. The floor
of the Armory will be swept, after
the chairs have been taken off, and
Following is the musical program:
1 UNGARISCHE LUSTSPIELOverture
a Jest a WearyIn* for You
Some Day When Dreams Gome True,
Miss Helen Harkness
FLUTE SOLOThe Butterfly
Mr Nichol Briglia
ALPINE VIOLETS Ludwlg Andre
THE AMPHITHEATRE SCENEProm the
"Last Days of Pompeii
Miss Helen Harkness
HARP SOLOThe Troubadours
Mr Michael Varallo
VIOLIN SOLOMazurkade Concert
a Old Men
b. Types or Negroe.
Small Children and Boys.
Miss Helen Harkness
BRIDAL ROSEOverture Lavelle
RAINFALL A TEASER TO
BOTH COUNTRY AND CITY
Drizzles in Town and Not Heavy
Enough to Give Crops Needed
Just enough rain has fallen here
in the past twenty-four hours to be a
teaser both to the city and country
people. It has laid the dust in the
city but the drizzle has been un
pleasant. Hardly enough fell in the
country to assist the crops any, but
what did fall was appreciated.
Indications at present are that
more rain will come. The barometer
has been falling slowly but steadily
all day and the sky is cloudy.
Little wind is blowing so that the
chances for a good rain are excel
lent It is needed badly as none
has fallen for ten days and corn is
showing a tendency to dry up.
The high water wave that was
coming down the river passed the
drive of the Douglas Lumber com
pany and the logs are hung up again
until more rain falls. The men were
paid off and discharged Monday
when the drive was within two miles
of the city. Rain fell heavily yes
terday afternoon north and west of
Bemidji and it is possible that
enough of it will find its way into
the Mississippi to float the logs.
Warfield's pond for the dam power
plant has backed up to the lake and
with the water that came down the
river, has raised the level a little.
The evaporation is so rapid, however,
that the rise is hardly noticeable.
Cities down the river are having
trouble as the water let out of the
reservoirs evaporates before it
reaches the town'pumps.
Sewer Extension Started.
Work was staited this morning on
the new sewer extension to be laid
on Beltrami avenues between 6th and
11th streets. The work was authori
zed at the council meeting one week
ago Monday when the contract was
let. The extension will allow houses
on Beltrami which have been using
the Bemidji sewer to use the BeL
trami sewer and" take part of the
load off Bemidji avenue.