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VOLUME 8. NUMBER 110.
14 YEAR OLD BOY
ADMITS BEING THIEF
Young Masten, Held With Claude
Carter, ConfessesCrawled Out
GIVES LIST OF STUFF STOLEN
Jewelry, Hat and Real Money Taken
Pal Denies Guilt Hearing
A confessed burglar at the age of
14, Claude Masten, who with Claude
Carter, sixteen years old, is accused
of having broken into the S. E.
Thompson store and postoffice at
Tenstrike Friday, was bound over to
await the action of the grand jury,
or until other proper action may be
made to his disposal.
Young Carter, whose mother lives
here, denies that he is implicated in
the crime, alleging that he was in
Bemidji at the time of the burglary.
The Masten boy is being held as
a witness at the preliminary hearing
to be given the Carter lad Saturday
morning before Justice Gastafson at
"Sure we got the loot," said the
young Masten, who put up a bold
appearance as a youthful "Raffles."
"We got one watch, three rings,
a hat and one dollar in real money.
They caught us and locked us up
in Tenstrike, but I crawled out of
jail, went to our home near there,
changed my clothes and did the
chores. But the cops came again,
and here I am a prisioner in Be
Young Masten is said to be the
same young man who, when pick
ed up by the police of Duluth who
brought his father there to identify
"No, he is not my father I
never saw this man before."
FIRST BAND DANGE NETS $27
As Result of It's Success a Series of
Parties Will be Held.
As a result of the dance at the
city hall last night, the Bemidji
band is $27 richer, the proceeds to
apply toward the cost of the uni
forms recently purchased.
The affair was so successful that
Harry Masten, leader of the band
and director of the seven piece or
chestra which furnished the dance
mueic, announces that a series of
parties will be given.
The next one will be on Labor
Day. Others will be given every two
weeks, on every other Wednesday.
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ForecastClear and cool.
City Drug Store readings.
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Georgia Congressman Defeated
After Serving Ten Terms.
GEORGIA GOES ANTI-GANNON
Livingston, in Congress Ten Years, De-
featedHoke Smith Wins.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug, 25(Special
to the Pioneer)"Cannonism play
ed an important part at the state
democratic primaries yesterday, and
brought about the defeat of Leonidas
F. Livingston and William M. How
ard, in point of service the oldest
members of the delegation of the
Geotgia contingent in the national
house of repre sentatives.
In the Fifth district William S.
Howard,a young attorney, won a de
cisive victory over Livingston. In
the Eighth district the returns show
a convention majority of four votes
for S. J. Tribble, and today Congress
man Howard filed notice of contest
of the election.
He charges irregularities at two
precincts in Elbert county, which
gave Tribble a majority of four
votes. The fight against Livingston
and Howard was, in each case,
based upon the representatives'
alleged desertion of the democratic
party when it was sought to change
the so-called Cannon rules at the
beginning of the sixty-first congress.
Former Governor Hoke Smith
won the nomination for governor
over the incumbent, Joseph M.
Brown. SHERIFFS TO ENFORCE LAW
Attorney General Rules That Officers
St, Paul, Aug. 25(Special)
Minnesota sheriffs are responsible
for law violations in the different
counties. Under an opinion sub
mitted to Governor A. O. Eberhart
by Attorney General George T.
Simpson, the sheriffs of the state
must not be content with serving
processes. They must investigate
complaints of non-enforcement of
the law and must take the initia
tive in seeing that the laws of the
state are enforced.
Governor Eberhart, to whom
many complaints of violations of the
liquor laws have been made, wished
to know what local offices he could
hold responsible for violations.
The sheriff is directly respon
sible to the governor, and for this
reason the governor wrote the at
torney general and asked for an
opinion not only as to the duties
and obligations of the sheriff, but
also as to the penalties provided
in case the sheriff neglects or re
fuses to perform his duties.
According to Mr. Simpson, the
sheriff is the chief peace officer of
the county and is answerable
directly to the governor. If be is
derelict in his duty the governor
may dismiss him. There in no
appeal from the_ executive.
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GOV. SICK AND IN
PERIL ON LAKE TRIP
U. S. S. Gopher, Carrying Executive
and Friends Badly Pounded Go
ing to Isle Royal.
EVERY DISH ON BOAT IS BROKEN
Wrong Port Made But Precious Craft
Finally Lands Safely at Toben's
Dulutn, Aug. 25(Special to the
Pioneer)Gov. Eberhart and practi
cally every member of his party,
became deathly sea sick on the way
to Isle Royal, which at times proved
to be a dangerous voyage. The
governor was making the trip on the
U. S. S. Gopher to Toben's harbor
where he is spending a quiet week
with members of hisstaff and other
Fred Johnson of New Ulna, broth
er of the late Gov. Johnson came in
last'night from Isle Royal with his
wife on his way home and it was
from him that news of the governor's
sickness was learned.
Wrong Landing is Made.
The Gopher, manned by members
of the Duluth naval militia, had an
eventful voyage after it left Duluth
late Saturday night. The lake be
In the first place Commander
Guy A. Eaton was given sailing in
structions that took the Gopher to
the wrong place. The naval militia
vessel steamed to Washington Har
bor, where it was expected, and
got there Sunday night.
Monday the Gopher headed for
Toben's. The sea was heavy and
the Gopher rolled and tossed like a
child with the colic. Practically
everyone aboard became sick and
the pitching of the vessel caused the
breakage of all the dishes on the
Situation Becomes Alarming.
The situation became alarming in
the extreme and it was feared that
calamity would overtake the Gopher
and its distinguished human cargo,
but'the good ship rode out the peril
and came safely to Toben's Harbor.
The Gopher is again in Duluth,
the return trip being made for coal
and to get Adjt. Gen. Fred B. Wood
of the staff, who has been absent
from the state on official business.
She leaves Duluth this afternoon
and will carry the adjutant general
to Isle Royale.
GETS YIELD OF 32 BUSHELS
Farmer Near Crookston Reaps Rich
HarvestAverage About 9 Bushels.
Crookston, Aug. 25(Special to
the Pioneer)By the close of the
present week threshing will be
finished in Northwestern Minnesota.
A fairly close estimate ot the wheat
yield is twelve bushels in the town
ships bordering the Red and Red
Lake Rivers 10 bushels six to twelve
miles back from the rivers and
fifteen bushels in favored sections
about Fosston, Lengby, Fertile and
a few other places with a general
average in Northwestern Minnesota
of from seven to nine bukhels an acre.
This estimate is based upon re
ports received during past week
from seventeen owners of thresh
ing machines, The highest yield
reported for wheat is 32 bushels
an acre by J. O'Leary and the
poorest yield i}4 bu. per acre on
a small 40 acre tract south west of
The barley crop is the poorest
of any grain crop. While there is
some good barley, there is little of
it and the crop of many farmers
was not worth harvesting, except
The oat yield will be about half
an average crop. Macaroni wheat
will average about 15 bushels
which is three fourths of an aver
FIRES BAD NEAR BLAGKDUCK
Wind Fans Smouldering Logs
Flames Bar Some Roads.
Blackduck, Minn., Aug. 25(Spe-
cial to the Pioneer)The high wind
of last Saturday has fanned the
smouldering logs in the forests near
here into bright blazes, and fires
have been burning fiercely in several
directions from tow^:^,..
As a result travel has been hamper
ed. The smoke and flame on the
Lake road has made it at times al
most impassible. It is not believed
that the fires can spread or that they
will do much damage.
Blackduck Girl Falls Far Unhurt.
Beth Reed had a wonderful escape
from serious injury when, after hav
ing crawled up a ladder to the second
story of her father's new house, she
missed her footing and fell through
a chimney hole to the basement.
She was severely bruised but no
bones were broken.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Missionary society will be held
at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J. M.
Freeburg on Monday evening August
29. If the weather is favorable the
program will be given on the lawn
and the Male Quartette will sing.
A. E. Whitting has returned from
a business trip to Minneapolis.
Mrs. John Cann and two sons,
Ivon and Harry, returned home
Mornday morning from an extended
visit in Michigan. Mr. Cann met
them in Minneapolis.
Mrs. A. J. Flemington and son
Alexander and daughter Juanita are
visiting in New Richmond, Wis.
The schools are to be open Sept.
5 and a new kindergarden in
charge of Miss Grace Ferguson of
Woostu, Ohio, will be added.
Editor F. Oberg left Satur
day night for a vacation of indefi
Weld Haslay who spent the sum
mer in camp with his uncle E A.
Haslay and family, returned to his
home in Minneapolis.
Bemidji Gets Battles Cass Lake Sorry.
We are soon to lose a family whom
the village can ill .afford to spare.
Mr. Battles and family will in^a few
days remove to Bemidji. Mrs. Bat
tles has been a great help in church
and social work in this village, and
will be greatly nrssed. While Mr.
Battles will continue his store here,
it will be natural that his chief in
terests will be centered in his Be
midji business. We sincerely regret
their departure from Cass Lake.-^
Cass Lake Voice..
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BEMrDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 25, 1910. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
"Joke/' Says Mrs. Gilmore.
The Cass Lake Voice centains the
"Mrs. Gilmore, wife of Dr. Gil
more, and Miss Ella Parker, in com
pany with several other women,
came over from Bemidji Tuesday to
view the beauties of Cass Lake.
"They visited Star Island and
other points of interest around the
lake and were very much pleased
with the trip, so much so, that they
addmitted that Cass Lake would
have been an ideal place for the
When the item was read to Mrs.
Gilmore today she laughed heartily
at that part of it which intimates
that she favors a Normal school for
"That's a joke," was her com
ment. FARMER KILLS FOUR BEARS
First Uses Pitchfork, But Finishes Job
Thief River Falls, Minn., Aug. 25
(Special to the the Pioneer)
After a fight in which a pitchfork
was used as his weapon, Nels Lar
son of Grand Plain township,
killed four bearsan old female and
three cubs. He ran across the
animals in his pasture. He was un
able to kill them with the fork,
but wounded them sufficiently to
permit him to return to his home
where he got a rifle and then made
quick work of the bruins.
At Silverton, north of here, John
Sorum has killed four bears
within the past week. The farmers
in his district believe the boldness
of the brutes result from the lack of
food which they ordinarily secure in
John Bye, a farmer of the town of
Star, reports trouble from bears, but
has been unable to kill any of them.
Crookston Business Man
Crookston, Minn., Aug. 25(Spec-
ial)A telegram has been received
announcing the death at Folsom,
Cal., of A. Wickstrom, who with
Elias Steenerson built the Steener
son & Wickstrom *._ block here.
He was thrown.from a wagon with
his wife in a runaway accident re
ceiving fatal injuries.
Eberhart Invited to New York Banquet.
St. Paul Aug. 25(Special)
Governor Eberhart has been invit
ed to attend the postponed ban
quet of the National Republican
league, which will be given at the
Astor hotel in New York, Satur
day evening, October 1. Presi
dent Taft and Vice President
Sherman will be guests.
-Bart in Minneapolis Journal.
STIRRED BY MEETING HERE
Marsh Siding Farmers Capture Bemidji
Prizes to Meet at Northern.
Marsh Siding, Aug. 25(Special
to the Pioneer)Several farmers
from, this vicinity attended the meet
ing in Bemidji Saturday and all
brought home one or more of the
A& a result there is renewed in
terest in co-operation between the
tillers of the soil, special attention
being given to the announcement
that there is to be a gathering in
the town of Northern in the Brown
school house at 10 a. m. on Aug.
31. This meeting is to be address
ed by L. H. Bugbee, president of
the Producers Co-operative Mar
Qlans for the bringing about of
co- operative marketing will be
Bruce McGee is slowly recovering
from an attack of infantile paralysis.
Mrs. John Stohl went to Bemidji
Friday and brought honre her hus
band who had been confined at the
St. Anthony's hospital for several
days suffering from sickle-bar cuts.
Engineer Crowmiller, of Illinois,
returned to his work last Friday,
after a week's visit with his family
on his farm here.
Mrs. David Nicol and children
who have been visiting with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Tramp
and her sister, Mrs. James Paul,
have returned to White Rock, S. D.
The" opening of the fall term, at
the Bowers school, has been post
poned until Sept. 12.
Miss Frances Bowers is visiting
relatives in St. Cloud and Minne
Good Bill at Majestic.
Two fine films, one of keen dra
matic interest the other a roaring
farce, together with an illustrated
song go to make up the present bill
at the Majestic.
"The Bell Ringer's Daughter*' is
the title of the first film and it un
winds a heart throbbing story of
how a beautiful girl 'aids a convict
to escape, but he finally is compelled
to give up or die of starvation.
This is followed by "Caught in
the Rain," which caused two
crowded houses to shake .with1,laugh
ter last night.
Lillian Woodmausee .sings, "I
Had Rather Say Hello Than Good
The notice of my leaving bed and
board without reason is untrue, and
I have had no intention of contract
ing any debts for my husband to
Mrs. Charlotte Ilertsen.
'SURE, OLD BOY,"~D ROBERTSON
Albert Berg Favorable and A. T.
Thompson Writes "I'm With You
Heart and Soul"
That Minnesota should be reap
portioned, insuring additional sen
ators and representatives in the
state legislature for northern Min
nesota is strongly defended by
candidates who have signed pledg
es sent them by W. R. Mackenzie
of Bemidji, secretary of the North
ern Minnesota development asso
Pledges of support have been
received from all over the state
while in the fourteen districts of
the north only three contain candi
dates who have not signed.
"SQUARE DEAL" SEEN
FOR NORTH IN PLEDGES
Replies to Letter Placing Candidate
on Record are Strong for Re
vision of Districts
Means Much for Beltrami.
The movement is of importance
to Beltrami county as it probably
would mean a representative from
this county alone, instead of from
five counties as at present, and a
senator from Beltrami and Clear
water, which would mean a much
closer representation than is now the
The position of the candidates
is shown by the following extracts
from letters received by Secretary
Berg Goes on Record.
Albert Berg, of Spopner, Republi
can candidate for the nomination of
state senator from the sixty-first
'I take pleasure in herein enclos
ing to you the copy of the resolutions
adopted by the Bemidji conference,
with my pledge to support the same
in its entirety and unequivocally."
Milo Young Cautious, But Signs.
Milo N. Young, Royalton:
"I am heartily in sympathy for
the development of Northern
Minnesota and while not much
of a hand for signing political
pledges, this meets my ideas so
satisfactory that I am going to work
and act for it."
I. J. Courtright, Crookston:
"Enclosed please find pledge
signed as requested. I am in hearty
accord with the objects sought and
in case of my election I will deem
it a pleasure to work along the lines
"Rank Injustice," Says Davis.
Andrew Davis, Elk River:
"I am heartily in favor of the
resolutions especially that part that
refers to reapportionment of the
state as I believe that a rank injus
tice is being done the northern part
of the state under the present con
Says Frank White, also of Elk
River, and a member of the house.
"I am glad to sign."
Donald Robertson Quotes Shakespeare.
Donald Robertson, Argyle:
"The signing of the pledge gives
me the greatest possible pleasure.
You can make up your mind, old
boy, that I will be there to fight and
stay. We are bound to win without
compromise. My watchword- ss,.
'Come on McDuff and damned be
he who first cries hold, enough'
until we get that which is our just
dues. I am yours to command and
"You Know it" Says Brown.
L. D. Brown, Tittle Falls.
You are aware of the fact that I
am all right for Northern Minnesota.
I have signed the article you sent
T. M. Furgeson, Barker:
"I take great pleasure in signing
and will use every effort in my power
to bring about the demands therein.'^.
John Holten Emphatic.
John Holten, Fertile: f-^lA#
I am heartily in favor of the reso
lutions especially the one on reap*
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