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NEW MOVE MADE FOR
Certain Senators Are Working on
Bill Which Has Been Promised
Support of Influential Men.
GOVERNOR WILL NOT ACT NOW
"It Would Be Useless to Call Extra! to do with the bill as the house mem-
Session" Says Senator A. L. Han-
son, of This District.
apportionment bill. Some, mostly floor are going back on these pledges,
opponents of reapportionment!1
raent, assert that the governor's i
many, or more, say it is his only
In the meantime a new move is on
support by influential senators who
opposed the Congdon bill. view, for the killing off of the agita-
Speaking of the defeat of the Cong
don bill. Senator A. L. Hanson, in
whose district Beltrami county is lo
"I regret very much the defeat of
the measure but hope that something
may yet be done. Should the legis
lature adjourn without passing a re
apportionment measure it is my
judgment that it would be useless
for the governor to call an extra
Representative D. P. O'Neill of
Thief River Falls authorized the fol
"No one regrets more than myself
the failure of the bill in the senate.
It seems to me that it is now up to
the governor to make good on his
promise to assemble the legislature in
extraordinary session and force
through a fair measure. I do not
believe that a bill can be put through
party pledges beneath their feet
like so much saw dust and glorying
in the knowledge that they weilded
the power called upon the members
to kill "this bill and kill it now."
The Congdon house bill had been
made a special order for Thursday
at 2 p. m. At that hour the com
plete bill was read by the reading
clerk, after which a few unimportant
amendments were offered and adopt
ed. Then the fight was on. Sena
tor J. M. Hackney, the St. Paul busi
ness man, was the one to open fray
inasmuch as he is chairman of the
senate reapportionment committee.
For nearly an hour Senator Hackney
hurled warnings at the senators,
quoting party platforms and the state
constitution and minutely explaining
the Congdon bill. He quoted the
vords of Lincoln, "this ig a govern-
ment of the people for the people
and by the people," and declared
that it was for the senators "now to
say whether this shall be true in
"We have heard criticism," said
Senator Hackney, "that the senators
have not bad an opportunity to aid
in the drafting of this bill. Now
then I want to say that at a joint i
meeting of the reapportionment
committees it was decided that the
bill was to be drawn by the house
committee and all the members of
both branches were asked to aid and
members of the senate had as much
bers and if they didn't it is their
St. Paul, March 18.There is
much speculation as to whether
Governor Eberhart means to stand
by his promise to call an extra ses
sion of the legislature to pass a re-
Senator Hackney then read the
pledge adopted by the democrats at
their state convention in Minnea
polis on July 28 favoring reappor
tionment and a like pledge in the re
publican, platform adopted at the i
St. Paul convention, and, continu
I ing, he said.
"And yet, honored citizens of this
political future will not per-1 referendum, for the recall. It is no
mit him to take such a step as wonder, I
this session. A measure the senate! ident and a secretary but how they
might pass, would not, I believe, pass are paid and by whom I know not."
the house." Senator Haycraft looked upon the bill
Governor Eberhart merely reiter- as a steel trust measure and redi-
ates that he can not properly an-1 culed the foreign population of St.
nounce the call of a special session i Louis county as being not worthy of
at this time, but everything he says representation, emphasizing the vote
indicates that he has not changed casting strength of the south as
his mind on that point when the against the north. He concluded:
time comes when he thinks it prop
er to act.
comerences at the Saint
Paul hotel called by conniving foes
of reapportionment has sealed the
doom of that measure beyond all
hope but its last expiring moments
on the floor of the senate Thursday
afternoon were immortalized by
staunch champions who fought a
losing fight for a square deal and
who went down to defeat standing
by their guns and with their colors
Opponents of reapportionment fol-
wonder the people are cry
S out for the initiative, for the
they are calling
Primarsay, laws Wha else can
expected ihfe people cannot de-
foot to get a reapportionment bill! They pledge anything in the party
through the present session. Cer- platforms and then come in with
tain senators are working on a new subterfuges. Southern Minnesota
draft and they have been promised doesn't wanet
a hroad, liberal
The governor of the state has made
the statement that he would be com
pelled to call an extra session and I
believe he will do so but I hope that
he will not be compelled to do this.
Last night, the governor called a cau
cus of republican members to con
sider a reapportionment bill. The
members would not even give him
the courtesy of their presence. Why?
Because they don't want any kind of]
Senator J. E. Haycraft, republi-!
can from Madelia, Watowan county,
made a lengthy argument against the
bill. "There has grown up in this
state quite a cry for reapportion
ment. An association known as
the Northern Minnesota Develop
men association has come into exist
ance with reapportionment as its
paramount question. It has a pres-
"I doubt if a thousand out of a
million realize what this bill means.
I don't believe the governor will call
an extra session but if he does it
carries no terrors for me. This is
a vicious bill and the proudest mo
ment of the session to me will be
when I vote no."
Senator W. S. Dwinnell, republican
of Minneapolis, followed in scathing
denunciation of the attitude of Sen
ator Haycraft, especially the infer
ence that it was a corporation bill.
He made a deep impression when he
-I congratulate our friends the
lowed the insult of refusing to grant democrats for having placed the re-
Governor Eberhart the courtesy of publicans in their present predica-
their presence at the conference ment. You have divided the repub-
called by him by brazenly standing Mean party and if the people also de-
on the floor of the senate, trampling cide upon a division the result may
be serious to the party. Several
years ago it fell to my lot to state
the case of a contesting delegation
at a state convention. I said at that!
time that the delegation, which had
been properly elected, could be
thrown out, but that anarchy would
reign in the republican ranks. The
delegation was thrown out and for
six years the democrats reigned.
The same thing may happen again."
Senator C. J. Swanson of Anoka
county attempted to amend the bill
by detaching from his district Mille
Lacs and attaching it to Senator J.
D. Sullivan's district. Senator Sul
livan, democrat, from St. Cloud,
jumped to his feet for the purpose ef
opposing the amendment but im
proved tine opportunity to say some
cutting thing in behalf of the bill.
He declared that Senator Swansbn
VOLUME 9. NO. 323. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1911.
an, against the
BEMIDJI HAS MANY
Eight Machines Have Been Purchased
This Spring Bringing Total Up
SEVERAL OTHERS TO BUY SOON
Will Be a Few Motor Boats Put on
Lake During Coming .Summer
Which Means 150 Launches.
Considerable interest is being
shown by several owners of auto-
mobiles ifi Bemidji in the proposed
establishing of an automobile as-
sociation in this city. i
It is suggested that the association I
be named tne Beltrami-Bemidji
Automobile Association, and in which
all owners of automobiles in Bemidji
may become members.
At the present time there are 25
automobiles in the city, the owners
toeing as follows: W. N. Bowser,
W. A. Gould, George Cochran, F. S.
Lycan, Ed. Geralds, Edwin Geralds,_
Dr. Tuomy, Dr. Sanborn, Dr. Mar
cum, Dr. Gilmore, J. A. Sullivan, A
P. White, W. L. Brooks, E. A. Bark-
i er, E. A. Schneider, A. E. Smith,
T. J. Andrews (two machines) Ex
Senator Swedback, John Moberg,
Matt Phibbs, W. A. Cassler, C. W.I
Jewett (three machines) and George i
Of the above list the following
have purchased their machines this!
spring: George French, Ex-Senator i
i I Swedback, J. A. Sullivan, Edwin
Geralds, George Cochran, W. A.
Gould, and W. N.Bowser.
Those who have announced their
intentions of purchasing new ma
chines soon are: George Kreatz, C.
M. Bacon (who has sold his old ma
chine) W. J. Markham and Dr. C. R.
There is perhaps no city in the
state the size of Bemidji which has
as many automobiles.
There are over 140 motor boats on
Lake Bemidji, and already five Be
midji residents have announced their
attention of putting boats on Jhe
was not sincere in offering the
amendment at the last minute and
that his real object was to' kill the
bill. Senator Sullivan added:
"Why if an angel from heaven
were to come down and draw a re
apportionment bill it would be crit
icized as unfair. And it is a funny
thing about all this criticism. It
wasn't until after all the conven
tions were over, the elections held
and the senators safely and snugly
and comfortably located as members
of this body that one word against
reapportionment was heard."
Senator Boyle, republican from
Eveleth talked loud and long for the
bill and resented the insinuation
"15,000 dagoes in St. Louis county"
were not entitled to be considered
in making up representation. "Yes,"
cried the young senator, "there are
15,000 dagoes* in my district and"
(pointing a finger at Senator Hay
craft) they come from ancesters
just as good as your's or any sena
tor's on this floor. "Why, sir,
foreign blood courses through the
veins of the men who till our
farms, who reap our crops, who build
our buildingsthe state has been
'I I "l 111 HJMMMBJtottBl
It remained for A.yOforeigners. Lende re
publican senator from Marshall,
Lyon county, to deliver the most
eloquent and painstaking address of
the day in opposition to the measure
which he characterized as "one of the
most vicious and outrageous bills
ever before this senate.". He pre-1
sented voluminous figures in an ef-'
fort to show that more votes. are 1
cast in southern Minnesota than in*
the districts of the north or in the
cities. When corrected by-Senator
Carl Wallace of Minneapolis as a
misstatement as to. the registration
of Wallace's district, Lende sneered,
"I suppose you mean hotel registra-
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PUT OUT OVER 4.000 BAGS
Crackerjack Factory of Methodist
Church Establishing Record.
The output of tiie crackerjack fact-
ory, including toda^will be more
This is a remarkable w-ecord as the
plant is only operated on a Saturday
and all of the sales are made on the
The fact that each preceding week
more bags are sold is evidence that
the confection is becoming more pop
The output last Saturday reached
800 bags and it is the purpose to
sell 1,000 today.
Many people have as yet not had
their wants supplied as regularly as
they would like. The management
however wishes it understood that
efforts are being make to cover the
city systematically and also that
everyone who is not receiving a suf
ficient supply should telephone the
J. W. Naugle residence, 609 Bemidji
avenue, and their wants will be
promptly attended to. The tele
phone number is 455.
Next Sunday this Sunday school
class of girls will present to the
church building fund the sum of
$100, which is to be used toward the
building of the new church, now un
der way. This is just a starter for
this class, and a goodly sum already
has been laid aside toward the
second hundred dollars.
Mrs. Naugle's Sunday school class
is composed of the most enthusiastic
lot of workers to be found anywhere,
and a large portion of the credit is
due them for their services and en
thusiasm and success.
Father of Mrs. Vye Dead.
Word was received today by Mrs.
W. H. Vye that her father D. B.
Stanley, 64 years old, of Maine
Prairie, died at his home last eve-
the eldest, daughter
Mrs. Vye had not known of the -n -J-
merchant is in Bemidji today,
serious illnes of her father and his
death came as a sad surprise to her Roses, Carnations, Johnquills,
she had intended to visit him dur-1 DaffodUls at the Green House.
ing the next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Vye left this after-j
noon over the Soo to be present at
Of several children, Mrs. Vye was
Chinese Student Honored.
Beta Kappa honors of the academic
CLIPPING HIS WINGS.
SundaySermons in Bemidji
Services inevening. Sunday school
Services at the Baptist church
Sunda afternoon at 3-Vdock, Sub
ject, A struggle between God and
Man. Matth. 15:21-28.
There will be services in the morn
ing hour at the usual time. An ad
dress in "Temperence" will be de
livered by C. Walden of Crookston.
Sunday school at 12. No evening
Services in the Masonic Temple.
The morning service will be an ad
dress by Rev. C. W. Start in the
interest of tbe anti- saloon league.
There will be no evening preaching
on account of the big anti-saloon
league rally in the Armory. Sunday
school at 12 o'clock. The Christian
Endeavor of the Presbyterian cdurch
and the Baptist Young People's
Union will join in union services
with the Epworth League at 6:30.
Miss Grabng will have charge.
There will be the usual morning
services. P. J. Youngclahl, will
speak at the morning service in the
interest of the anti-saloon league.
There will be no evening service as
a anti-saloon league rally will be
held in the Armory.
There will be Sunday school ser
vices at the usual hour. Ladies' Aid
will meet on Wednesday in the
basement of the church, picnic
lunch.- Piayer meeting on Thurs
day evening in the church parlcr
led by Rev. Robert Kelly, of Chicago.
S. E. Thompson, the Tenstrike
New York, March 18.Columbia on the farm. At the present time
university has voted a membership in there'are 32 cows being milked,
the Sigma Xi society, a high scientific1
honor, to Chung Yu Wen, a Chines
This morninogr W G. Schroeder,
owner of the Alfalfa Dairy Farm,
Minnesota,e where ietf isf his
i intention to purchase about 20 head
milch cows which are to be plaved
^zly, at the farm, but as the caU lor
student in metallurgy, sjgma Xi cor- milk from the Alfalfa Dairy Farm
responds in a general way to the Phi na been so heavy, Mr. Schroeder has
ft fe enlargeW
Hsrt in Philadelphia Press.
WILL BE MODERN BUILDING
Nangle Structure to Be Erected Soon
Credit to Bemidji.
This morning the plans for the
new building, which Charles Nangle
is to erect, were placed in his hands
by Thomas Johnson the architect.
Mr. Nangle is today advertising
for bids for the building of the new
Prom the plans of the building,
the first floor of which is to be used
by Mr. Nangle as a grocery store
and the second floor for the new
quarters of the Bemidji Commercial
Club, it is evident that the building
is to be modern in every respect
and that,it will be a credit to the
city of Bemidji.
HELD SUCCESSFUL 0PENIN6
Henrionnet Millinery Parlors Seen of
Mnch Activity Yesterday.
Friday afternoon and evening, the
Henrionnet Millinery Parlors were
the scene of much activity, the oc
casion being the 1911 Spring Opening
The large display window was
tastily decorated with beautiful
spring hats, streamers of the leading
colors, this spring, and a large but
terfly of coral and black reminded
one that summer is coming.
Pink and white carnations com
pleted the window decorations.
Despite the typical March weather
a large number of women called dur
ing the day to look over the many
beautiful hats displayed on the
Mrs. Henrionnet served chocolate
and marshmallows during the after
noon and evening.
Bemidji, Minn., March 16, 1911.
Sealed proposals will be received
by the City Clerk of the City of Be
midji, on or before 8 o'clock p. m.,
March 27, 1911, from man and wife,
for monthly salary for the caretaking
of paupers at the City Poor Farm and
the maintainance of said poor farm
to the best advantage, said city to
furnish the necessary supplies, light
Further information can be had at
the office of the City Clerk.
The City reserves the right to re
ject any or all bids.
2t SatMar 18-25
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
FRANK VAN TASSEL
FREED FROM JAIL
Judge Stanton Dismisses the Indict-
ment and States His Seasons for
DIVORCE DAT QT DISTRICT COURT
Court Cases Now Being Tried and
Are Likely to Last for Another
Frank Van Tassel, tried three
times for assault upon John Lehner,
walked from the county jail last
evening a free man, after having
been in custody for about a year.
Judge Stanton, in ordering the dis-
missal of the indictment, made sub-
stantially the following statement,
which was made a part of the record
in the somewhat interesting case:
"With reference to the case of the
State of Minnesota vs. Frank Van
Tassel, the court, acting under the
provisions of Section 5378, Revised
Laws of 1905, deems it proper to dis-
miss the indictment, and the indict-
ment against Frank VanTassel is at
this time accordingly dismissed.
"Tne court desires to state, in this
connection, that this action is taken
by the court expressly without refer
ence to the opinion of the court as
to the guilt or innocent of the de
fendant, and that the dismissal is
made because the court is of the
opinion, in consideration of all the
circumstances in connection with the
case and of the history of the case,
that the court should, in the exercise
of sound discretion, now enter an
order of dismissal for the reason that
the case has been tried three times to
a jury, each of which juries have dis
agreed, and that it is but fair to as
sume that a fourth jury would dis
agree unless some new evidence is
offered, and the court is unable to
ascertain at the present time that
any evidence could be offered upon a
fourth trial of the case, other than
such evidence as has been offered at
the previous trials.
"Further, the court is actuated
somewhat in this decision by the
knowledge that a fourth trial would
be very expensive, approximating, in
the opinion of the court, in view of
the difficulty of securing a jury, the
sum of $1,000.00 and the further
reason that the defendant has been
confined in jail about a year is not
without influence upon the court in
At about 11 o'clock last night the
last jury of the present term re
turned a verdict declaring Thomas
Wold entitled to judgement against
the Crookston Lumber company for
the sum of $36.25.
Earlier in the evening a jury re
turned a verdict in favor of Louis
Boe against William Fisher for $24
for the rental of premises in Nymore.
This morning the divorce action of
Martha Wilson against Fred Wilson
Tenstrike parties, was tried and re-,
suited in an order for judgment for
The evidence in the divorce case
Julia Burns against Joseph Burns
is now being taken.
Marriage Licenses Issued.
During the past week clerk ot
court Fred Rhoda has issued the fol
lowing marriage licenses:
H. A. Bailey and Mrs. D. H. Full
Morris Breyette and Maud Free1
Clinton Sines and Mattie Sum
Gun Shoot Tomorrow.
There will be a practice shoot of
the Bemidji Bod and Gun Club to
morrow at 10 a. m. Members will
meet in the office of President Sy
mons. _y'- -_
^V D. D. MILLER, sfec. -V