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GASS LAKE'S MAYOR
Dr. Dumas, in Minneapolis With Sero
and Davis, Predicts Violence
In Home Town.
ASSAULT CASES ARE CONTINUED
Pierce Battler Employed to Aid State
in Effort to Make Justice Ives'
N. J. Sero and James Davis,
special government agents convict-
ed last week on charges of assault
in Justice Ives, court at Cass Lake
on charges of assault made by Edi-
tor A. A. Oliver of Walker are free
until Oct. 21, on which date their
case comes up for final argument in
the federal court at Minneapolis.
Assistant United States District
Attorney E. S. Oakley of Duluth,
who has defended the meo, is at
tempting to declare Justice Ives'
sentence of #100 or sixty days in
jail illegal on the ground that state
courts have no jurisdiction over
Dr. B. S. Dumas, mayor of Cass
Lake, who was present when Sero
and Davis were brought before C. A.
Willard, federal judge in Minneapo
lis yesterday afternoon, was in Be
midji this morning on his way home
and verified reports wired here to the
effect that Dr. Dumas told Twin
City newspaper men that there would
be violence in Cass Lake if the gov
ernment attempts to enforce the old
Iudian treaty forbidding the sale of
Before saying anything about the
details of the Sero and Davis trouble,
Mayor Dumas said:
"We are not trying to get permis
sion to sell liquor in Cass Lake, but
if the agents come there on Oct. 15
and destroy any property there is
sure to be trouble, as the people are
stirred up. We probably shall make
an appeal to have the time extended.
''The Indian agents in the employ
of the government have been heap
ing indignities on the people until
the people have become incensed.
"in Cass Lake our saloons are to
be all closed while 'n Bemidji, only
a few miles away you are to have
them left open. There are a lot of
folks in Cass Lake who want liquor
and they are coming to Berridji to
get it. That means that they will
do their trading here and the loss
will be an item to Cass Lake mer
The importance of the Sero and
Davis case is shown by the array
of legal talent which has been assem
bled on both sides. Cass county
has secured the service of Pierce
Butler, the prominent St. Paul attor
ney, to assist the state, while the
government has Mr. Oakley, and
United States District Attorney C.
P. Houpt of St. Paul working under
instructions from Washington and
backed by W. E. Johnson, who
has charge of enforcing the saloon
An agreement was reached be
tween Mr. Houpt and Richard N.
Funk, representing Cass county, to
have the writs returnable Oct. 21 at
10 a. m. in Minneapolis. Pierce
Butler will be present at that time
to make the arguments for the state.
Judge Williams released Sero and
Davis on their own recognizance.
Are you interested in them. I
have several on hand now ready
for delivery. See photo in win
dow of Bemidji Pioneer.
Address Box 541,
OILMAN G. A. R. HEAD
Rochester Named For 1911 if Rate
Can be Secured.
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 23
John E Gilman, of Boston, for com
mander-in chief, Rochester for the
next place of meeting, was the win
ning combination in the national en
campment of the G. A. R. which
opened its business yesterday on the
ocean end of the steel pier. Other
officers selected were:
Senior vice commander-in-chief,
Charles Burrows, Rutherford. N.
junior vice commander-in-chief, Wil
liam James, Jacksonville, Fla. sur
geon-general, John L. Smith, Spo
kane, Wash. chaplain-in-chief, Rev.
Thos. Harwood, Alberquerque
The new commander-in-chief had
an easy time of it in his election, but
Rochester's selection as the next en
campment site has a little string to
it. The veterans decided that the en
campment caa go to the New York
state city on the condition that
satisfactory rates are secured from
the railroads, otherwise the executive
committee of the G. A. R. can select
another city to which reasonable
rates can be secured.
FLIES OYER ALPS
WINS $20,000 PRIZE
Rome, Italy, Sept. 23(Daily
Pioneer Special Wire Service.)
George Chaziv, the Peruvian avia
tor is the first human being that
has ever flown across the Alps.
This remarkable feat was accom
plished today in an aeroplane which,
however, was wrecked before the
entire journey to Miland, had been
The trip across the Alps was made
under none too favorable weather
The aviator wins a cash prize of
$20,000, which was offered by the
Italian Aviation Society. The
start was made at Griggs and was
to have been completed at Miland.
Although the machine was
wrecked the aviator escaped in
Rain Does Much Good.
The rain of the past twenty-four
hours has been general throughout
this section and has done much for
the hay crop. During the past few
days there has been a number of
fires between Crookston and Red
Lake Falls and some hay has been
burned. In Red Lake county and
in Roseau and other sections where
immense quantities of hay had been
stacked, the hay was practically all
in danger from fires, as despite past
experiences, many farmers persisted
in taking great chances. The rain
has stopped all fires and immediate
danger is over, but all stacks should
be plowed around at once.
Killed at Thief River Falls.
William Smith, eighteen years old,
was caught in a rapidly revolving
shaft in the Hanson & Barzen flour
mill at Thief River Falls and whirled
to death. It is thought that his
clothing became entangled in the
shaft while he was attempting to oil
it. No one saw the accident, and
although the young man was dead
his body was still revolving about
the shaft when aid came. He is the
son of George E. Smith.
A good sized audience appeared
to be pleased with the comedy
drama, "A Pair of Conntry Kids"
presented in the Armory opera house
last evening. The applause at times
was generous. Owing to the limited
space some of the scenery could not
VOLUME 8. NUMBER 135. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1910.
THE BEMIDJ I DAIL PIONEER
IN MAYO DAMAGESUIT
Affidavit of Prejudice Against Sheriff's
Jury List Leads Up to Admis
sions by Coroner.
TELLS OF BEING APPROACHED
Reply to Questions He Informs
Judge Stanton Men Wanted to
A sensation was sprung in dis-
trict court here today when E. E.
McDonald, attorney for the de-
fendant in the Akerberg damage
suit, called attention to peculiar
circumstances regarding the jury
Following questions put to the
members of a special venire of six
during which Mr. McDonald brought
out the fact that five ot them were
friendly to the Akerberg family,
Coroner Ibertson, appointed by the
court to make the special venire,
questioned by the court, admitted
that he had been approached by
four men who wished to do jury
duty even before he had been called
upon by the ccurt to make up
Judge C. W. Stanton, before whom
the bomb was exploded, told Mr.
Ibertson that he should expect him
venire of six men.
These men reported this morning
and as a result of questions from E.
E. McDonald, attorney for the de
fendant, it developed' that five out
of the six were close to the Akerberg
It also developed that one of the
Akerberg boys bad been in conver
sation with Coroner I&ertson. This
was later admitted vy %r. Ibertson,
who, denied, however, that there
had been any discussion as to the
make up of the jury list. 1
The jury was completed! this after
ALL FRIENDS OFNORTH
So Far as Known all Who Received
Nomination Have Signed Develop-
ment Ass'n Pledge.
LEE GIVEN STINGING REBUKE
Accusations Against Organization Re
sult in His DefeatMackenzie
Pleased With Results.
Northern Minnesota won a great
victory at the primaries on Tuesday.
Practically every candidate who
secured the nomination, who had
been requested to do so, had signed
the pledge sent out from Bemidji in
behalf of the Northern Minnesota
Development association, by Secre-
Mr. Mackenzie today began mail-
ing pledges to candidates who have
not yet had an opportunity to sign.
As a result of the men nominated
Tuesday, reapportionment and the
other things demanded by Northern
Minnesota are practically assured,
providing the strength which now
a]backs the movement is maintained.
Secretary Mackenzie today said:
The result of the primaries is very
gratifying to the friends of the North
ern Minnesota Development Associa-
te furnish the names of these four/tion. All nominees as heard from
men, and Mr. Ibertson has promised are pledged to our platform.
to do so some time this afternoon.
The first thrill came late yester
day when Matilda Ackerberg, who
sues F. A. Mayo for $5,000 alleging
that one of his clerks sold posion
which caused the death of her son,
Carl in September 1907, of prejudice
against Sheriff Hazen.
Judge Stanton, as is usual in such
instances, took the jury lists from
the hands of the sheriff and called
upon the coroner to finish a special
The attempt of Mr. Lee, candi
da^for ikaator in the fifty-third
District, to bring the Association in
to disrepute met with a well merited
rebuke, Senator Johnson who had
signed our pledge having been re
nominated in the face of almost
Will Burn Water.
Come in and see the Seattle Crude
of stoves and heaters. Cutlsl fueiln bill
80 per cent. Will be demonstrated
opposite thet Postl officee Bemidji
Minn. Territory for sale, Agents
wanted^in Minn., Wis. and North
A. C. Mclean
Word has been received that a
baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Bush of Brainerd, yesterday.
Mrs. Bush was formerly Miss June
Hyatt of Bemidii.
CRIPPLES PLAY FOSSTON
Bemidji Football Team, In Poor Con-
dition, Opens Season Tomorrow.
The first football game of the ser
ies for the high school championship
of Northern Minnesota for the season
of 1910 will be play ed in Fosston to
morrow afternoon, between Bemidji
The Fosston high school has
among its members some of the best
atheletes in Northern Minnesota and
its football eleven always give Be
midji a "run for its money." This
year their eleven is supposed to be
stronger than ever before.
The Bemidji eleven is in anything
but perfect physical condition. The
back field especially has been weak
ened from injuries sustained in
Gould, last year's old reliable, will
be back at end in tomorrow's con
test, while Bailey, who is regarded
by the coach as a find, will be at
right end. Peck, an old standby
and Hendricks will occupy the
tackle positions. Chamberlain and
Ripple will be guards. Both are
new men and are expected to be
towers of strength. Watson at
center will play his first game.
Larson, captain, although badly
crippled with a "charley horse" will
play full back. McDonald, one of
the 1909 stars, will be at quarters.
Stanton will be back at his old
position at left half, who with New
man will complete the back field, he
being shifted from end. Spencer
and Lycan will be taken along as
Coach Robinson and Thayer
Bailey, who will-officiate, as well as
a number of football enthusiasts will
accompany the team.
ST, PAUL CAPTAIN
St, Paul, Minn. Sept. 23(Daily
Pioneer Special Wire Service.)
Captain John J. O'Connell, 28 th
United States Infantry, and one
of the most popular officers station
ed at Fort Snelling, is mysteriously
Captain O'Connell disappeared
two weeks ago and nothing has since
been heard of his whereabouts. He
had with him at the time $600 in
Captain O'Connell had trouble
with superior officers and was to
have been tried at court martial on
charges of conduct unbecoming to
Despite this fact, army officers
do not believe that he has deserted
and are inclined to the theory that
he has been held up and robbed and
Mr. and Mrs. Mathews who have
been at their summer home here,
left Bemidji this morning. They
will go on the road.
A party of state officials arrived
at Thief River Falls yesterday and
today are inspecting Judicial Ditch
No. 11. Included in the party is
State Auditor Iverson, State Im
migration Agent Welch, State Drain*
age Engineer Ralph, State High
way Engineer Cooley, State Soil
Expert Fraises and W. R. Hoag
engineer in charge of the construc
tion of the ditch. Twin City news
paper men accompany the party.
The trip is made for the purpose of
ascertaining the development possi
bilities of Red Lake and Beltrami
counties. The party is being enter
tained by A. M. Arpin of the North
western Drainage company. The
visitors will rerurn to St. Paul to
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
FIGHT FOR AODITOR
George Still Leads Bat By Only 5?
Votes and Hayner is Steadily
NINE PRECINCTS STILL MISSING
Represent Vote of Approximately 137
BallotsJohnson Cuts Down
Hazen's Lead to 147.
Although it has been three days
since the primaiy election was
held, it fs unknown who has been
nominated on the Republican
ticket in Beltrami county for
James George has a lead of 57
votes but he is being hard pressed by
R. H. Hayner, the present auditor,
who threaten to pass him on the
Nine precincts which two years
ago cast a total vote of 137 are yet
to be heard from.
The names of these towns and the
number of votes last cast, are:
Hagli, 20 Cormant, 30 Eland,
20 Zipple, 15 Minnie, 7 Lee, 11
Steenerson, 5 and Hamre, 10.
The lead established by Mr.
George as a result of returns from
Spooner and Beaudette has been
shaved down a few at a time all day
by reports from small precincts, and
the total vote now stands:
George 672, Hayner 615 Alsop
As Wilmann has a total of but
407 be is practically out of the run
ning and Alsop can scarcely hope to
make the needed gains and this
leaves the contest a hght to the
finish between Haynor and George,
either of whom may land the nomi
Johnson has cut Hazen's lead for
the nomination for sheriff down to
146 but even though he were to get
all the remaining votes he could not
win. The vo*e for sheriff now stands:
Hazen 1138 Johnson 1032
Thomas Keefe. the unopposed
candidate for the republican nomin
ation of district judge, has so far
received a total vote of 621.
The vote for congressman stands,
Steenerson 1,490 Bjorge 605.
For state senator Berg has 1,382
and A. L. Hanson 762 and G. L.
For state represenative Krohn
has 1,087, 0'xVeil662 and Delorme
The examination of candidates
from this state for the Cecil
Rhodes scholarship at Oxford will
be held October 25 and 26 in the
office of President Cyrus Northrop of
the University of Minnesota, it was
announced yesterday. They will
begin at 10 A. M. each day. Quest
ions will be asked in mathematics,
Latin and Greek. Any student who
has not had the required Greek, who
passes in the other two subjects, will
be required to make up the Greek
and take the examination at Oxford
the following September before tak
ing up his residence there in October.
The Minnesota commission consists
of Presidents Cyrus Norhhrop of the
state university D. J. Cowling, Carle
ton G. H. Bridgman, Hamline T.
M. Hodgman, Macalester J. N.
Kildahl, St. Olaf, and P. A. Mattson,
Gustavus Adolphus. The examina
tions will be given by Dr. T. M.
Hodgman, the secretary of the state
commission. Students who expect
to take the examinations should
apply through their college president
to President Northrop for a circular
of information in regard to these