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HARVESTER SUIT
FILED YESTERDAY
Government Asks For Injunction Re
straining Defendants From In
ter State Commerce.
SUBPOENAS RETURNABLE MAY 6
Pleading May Be Entered Any Time
Until June 6Trial May Be
In October.
PROMINENT MEN IMPLICATED
Are Well Known in the World of
Finance, But Say Anti-Trust
Law Not Violated.
St Paul, May 1 Joel Dick-*},
asbistant United States district attni
ne at 9 a yesterday morning
filed the suit of the government
against the harvester trust in th
Uuited States court Immediately
thereafter. Mr Dickey went to Min
neapolis and saw Judge Willard in
chambers asking that the power ot
subpoena be extended beyond tin
state. The order was granted
The financial and cdporate world
has been expecting the filing of this
suit for some time as it comes after a
five year period of investigation by
the government of the tiust and i+*
methods. The suit was filed by tli^
assistant attorney as Mr Houpt is in
Washington conferring vv ith officials
of the department of justice as to the
prosecution
Subpoenas are made returnable on
Monday, May 6, and the defendants
will ha\e until June 3 to enter thei.*
pleadings It is believed that the
case will come for trial in the Oc
tober teim of court The govern
ment asks for an injunction barrius
Hie products of the International
Har\ ester company or the Interna
tional Harvester company of Ameri
ca, its selling agency, from interstate
commerce It is also suggested that
if the court believes public interests
would be better served that a receiv
er be appointed for the company
The government alleges that 'he
harvester company controls mnefy
per cent of the trade in the United
States in haivesters and binders, sev
enty-five per cent of the business in
mowers and fifty per cent of the busi
ness in binder twine In some sec
tions of the country, the company is
said to have a complete monopoly It
is said to do thirty per cent of the
total business in all agricultural ma
chinery
Following are the corporations ana
individuals made defendants
International Harvester companv
International Harvester company
of America
International Flax Twine company.
Wisconsin Steel company.
Tne Wisconsin Lumber company
Illinois Northern Railvv ay company
The Chicago West Pullman and
Southern Railroad company
Cyrus McCormick
Charles Deering.
James Deering
John J. Glessner.
William H. Jones
Harold F. McCormick.
Richard Howe
Edgar A. Bancroft.
George F. Baker.
William Louderback
Norman B. Ream.
Charles Steele.
John A Chapman.
Elbert Gary.
Thomas B. Jones.
John Wilson
William L. Saunders.
George W Perkins
Cyrus P. McCormick says the anti
trust law has not been violated.
Big Cathedral at Nation's Capital.
Washington, May 1.Emi
nent prelates and laymen of the Epis
copal church throughout the country
assembled in Washington today for
th,e formal opening of the Bethlehem
Chapel of the Holy Nativity. The
services, which will continue the en-
of Missouri, the presiding bishop of
the church.
The Bethlehem Chapel of the Holy
Nativity is to be a part of the Na
tional Cathedral of SS. Peter and
Paul, the great Episcopal church edi
fice which is rising on Mount St. W
bans, is one of the suburbs of the na
tional capital. The cornerstone of
the edifice was laid several years ago
by the bishop of London^ When com
pleted the cathedral feSrexpected
THE BEMIDJI
CURRENT EVENTS.
Used Other's Money.
B. F. Stewart was yesterday placed
under $500 00 bonds to appear before
the grand jury next September, hav
ing been arrested on a warrant sworn
out by Mrs Lue Gibson of Redby It
is alleged he converted to his own
use $75 00 sent to him by Mrs Gibson
to pay her taxes
National Road Subsidies.
Washington, May 1 The House
yesterday aided the national good
roads movement by passing a provis
ion in the postoffice appropriation
bill which would grant a subsidy 'o
all highways used in the rural free
delivery mail service These roads
would, be divided in three classes
with subsidies of $25, $20 and $13 a
mile. It is estimated the cost to th.3
first year would be $16,000,000 to
$18,000,000.
Pay Day for Indians.
Monday and Tuesday the Indians
of the Red Lake agency receivpd
their annual payments lor the Thief
River lands These lands consist of
eleven towns which were sold by the
government and the money put in a
fund payments from which are dis
tributed over a series of years ThD
payment at this time was $48.15 per
Indian The next money they will
receive will be $9 each from the gen
eral Chippewa fund which will be
paid this tall
Will Build on Star Island.
Cass Lake, May 1 SpecialCiti
zens ot Cass Lake of their own voli*
tion, have come forward with assist
ance toward building a new two
story hotel, twice the size of the old
one recently destroyed on Star Island
The new one will be reat*y for occu
pancy before June 15th, 1912. The
new hotel will be known as ''Star
Island Inn Had the old Hotel not
burned, it would have been opencl
May 1st, as it was booked for capa
city from that date
North Dakota Men Coming.
Minneapolis, May 1 Minnesota
La Follette men are beginning to
worry "about the expected visit of
their candidate to Minnesota He has
given assurance that he will come be
fore the primaries and his Manager
Walter Houser, has announced that
four or five days will be given to the
state But Senator La Follette is
campaigning in California, which
does not have its primaries until May
14, and no word has been received
fiom him lately
Geo S Loftus is going this we^k
to Fargo to confer with H. N Tuck
er and other North Dakota La Fol
lette men, and arrange for a cam
paign tour of the Ninth district by
North Dakota speakers.
District Convention Places.
The Republican caucuses will be
held May 7 Beltrami county and
all county conventions will be held
May 13 The aistrict conventions are
set for May 15 and the state conven
tion will be held at Minneapolis May
16 at noon The places selected for
the district conventions and the men
who will call them to order are:
FirstRochester, J. M. Diment,
acting district committee chairman
SecondMankato, C. L. Benedict,
district chairman.
ThirdFarmington, Geo. J. Brad
ley, chairman.
FourthSt. Paul, George F. Dix,
named by state committee.
FifthMinneapolis, Erie D. Luce,
chairman.
SixthBrainerd, Alvah Eastman,
chairman.
SeventhWillmar, V. B. Seward,
chairman.
EighthHinckley, J. Brecken
ridge, chairman.
NinthThief River Jails, John
Petterson, chairman.
tire week, were opened with a se^- ness for the vast amount of business
mon, this morning by Bishop Tuttl 31 to come before the body for disposi-
to
surpass in size anil-ieagnincence any
similar edifice 4K America, with the
exception of the Cathedral of St. John
the Divine in New York city.
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Methodists Convene in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minn May 1.In-
terest in Methodist church circles
now cente'rs in the twenty-sixth dele
gated quadrennial general conference
of the Methodist Episcopal church,
which was begun in this city today.
At the first sitting, which began it
10 o'clock and lasted until noon, the
formal ceremony of the opening were
gone through and organization was
effected, leaving everything in readi-
tion Bishop Henry W. Warren of
Colorado, the senior bishop of th
church, called the assemblage to or
der and delivered the opening ad
dress There are accredited to th
conference upwards ot 800 delegates,
who, with the fraternal 'visitors, come
from all parts of the world and rep
resent more than 3,000,000 communi
cants. Two of the delegates that at
tracted much attention at the initial
session were Miss Italia Garibaldi, a
granddaughter of the Italian libera
tor, and Dr. Li Bi Cu, a famous phy
sician of the Fukien Province of
China.
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 3. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1912,
BASEBALL
VSAMW^^M^WVWWW^WMtfMWWWW^WWWV
The box soore of Ameri
can Association game* will
be posted on the Pioneer
bulletin board, corner
Fourth and Beltrami, emoh
day as last as they oome
by telegraph.
BASEBALL RESULTS TUESDAY.
American Association.
Indianapolis 10, St. Paul 1.
Louisville 7,, Minneapolis 7, called
Toledo 4, Kansas City 6.
Columbus 7, Milwaukee 2.
American League
Philadelphia 1, Boston 6.
Chicago 3, Detroit 4.
Cleveland 8, St. Louis 3.
New "York-Washington game post
ponedrain.
National League.
Cincinnati 7, Chicago 5.
Boston-New York game postponed
rain
Brooklyn-Philadelphia game post
ponedrain
BASEBALL STANDINGS.
American Association.
Won Lost P.C.
Columbus 14 4 .778
Minneapolis 10 5 .66 7
Toledo 9 7 .563
St Paul 9 8 .529
Kansas City 8 9 .471
Louisville 6 8 .429
Milwaukee 5 ^0 .3?3
Indianapolis 3 13 .1S3
National League.
Won Lost
3
3 6 7
7
7 7 7
New "York 8
Chicago 5
St. Louis 5
Pittsburgh 5
Philadelphia 4
Boston 9
Chicago .10
Waskington 6
Clev eland 7
Philadelphia 6
Detroit 6
P.C.
.777
727
.500
.417
.417
.417
364'
.364
American Leajlie.
Won Lost
3
4 5
6 6
9
9 9
P.C.
.750
.714
.545 .528 .500
.400 .357
.182
Gophers Receive Isignia.
Minneapolis, May 1President
George E. Vincent of the University
will follow the time-honored custom,
always regarded by President Emeri
tus Northrop, of presenting athletic
insignia to the members of last year's
football team, when he gives the Min
nesota letters, watch fobs and blank
ets to fifteen members of the squad
on Friday noon at chapel at the uni
versity. Last fall the Minnesota
board of athletic control ordered the
letters presented to fifteen men, and
President Vincent will attend to the
matter personally at the time desig
nated.
Besides the gold letters to be placed
on maroon sweaters, the men receive
gold footballs on a silk watch fob,
engraved with their names and the
record of the eleven. Players who
are granted an "M" for the first tima
are also presented with a large mar
oon blanket bearing a gold "M.
Those who have won their blankets
in former seasons will be given a
gold star to be placed in a corner of
the blanket. Eight of the fifteen
choosen ones are to get blankets, this
being their initial season on the Var
sity eleven. Wallender, Tobin, Aids
worth, Hayward, Ralph Capron, Mc
Almon, Elder and Reub Johnson are
the eight, while Captain-Elect Mor
ell, "Biggy" Robinson, Harry Pow
ers, Leonard Frank, Lucius Smith,
Rosenwald and Stevens ere the vet
erans. $3SS$sSS$33S3gS
Calendar of Sports for Today.
SOIL EXPERT SURPRISED
S
Professor Willard Had Ho Idea of the
Number of Farms In Vicinity
of Bemidji.
SPECIAL HERE TWO DAYS
W. H. Gemmel, D. D. Tenney, and
D. E. Willard were in the city Mon
day looking over the soil of Bemidji
and vicinity. Professor Willard is
the soil expert of the Northern Pa
cific railway and had never been in
this county before, Hfe expressed
himself as being surprised by the
large number of faring which have
been made out of the titot-over lands.
During the day he visited Schroed
er's farm and also the High school
farm near the fair grounds.
The Northern Pacing and Minne
sota and International "roads are to
run a joint agricultural special over
their lines during the last of this
month and the first of/ June. The
special will be composed of cars
showing modern machinery, different
kinds of soil, good and bad seed,
methods of testing, etc. Sleepers will
also be provided for a* ntfmber of lec
turers who will make the trip and
give talks at each stop.
It will be the endeavor of those in
eharge of the train to shdw the farm
ers that it is to their advantage to
use good seed even though it cost
more primarily. The special is sched
uled to be in Bemidji Saturday and
Sunday^ June 2 and 3.
NEW MACHINERY DISPLAY.
A. B. Palmer Constructs Show Ground
On Third Street.
A. Palmer has constructed an
outdoor show room for machinery,
using the lot on Third street oppo
site the Palmer store. The machine
ry display consists of heavy hard
ware, fencing, gates, eic. It is an
improvement to the street as former
ly the space was used as a dump and
an unsightly billboard was the first
tWiflftfcat struck the eyef* Mr. Palift
er states that owing to the large
number of settlers that have been
coming to this vicinity of Bemidji
this year, sales in machinery have
been exceptionally good.
American Irish Historical Society.
South Bend, Ind., May 1.Many
persons of prominence were in at
tendance today when the American
Irish Historical society opened its an
nual convention at the University of
Notre Dame. Thomas S. Lee of Prov
idence, R. 1., president-general of the
society, called the gathering to order
and President Cavanaugh of the uni
versity welcomed the visitors. Tbe
sessions will continue several days.
Parody Stricken Out.
Washington, May 1.Because of
criticisms of his recitation in t*ie
senate of a political parody on the
"Apostles',Creed" last Tnursday, Sen
ator Williams of Mississippi has or
dered that the parody be struck out
of his speech in the permanent cop
ies of the Congressional Record. Sen
ator Williams expressed astonishment
at what he said he regarded as a mis
construction by many Christian peo
ple.
Ambassador Bryce on World Tour
He May Retire From Diplomacy.
James Bryce, British ambassador to the United States, accompanied by
Mrs. Bryce, has just started on a round the world trip, which will include a
visit to Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Bryce will visit these countries
with a view of completing his work on the historical and political features of
both. Although not officially stated in London or at Washington, it is believed
that Mr. Bryce is retiring from diplomacy to devote the remainder of his
life to the literary career interrupted by his appointment to Washington.
MAJESTIC REMODELED.
Ready to Open Thursday Night With
Special Attractions.
Completely remodeled and decorat
ed, the Majestic theater will open for
business again tomorrow night. As a
special feature for the evening, Mr.
Sherman Berg has been engaged to
sing two numbers and extra good
films have been secured
It was .several weeks ago that Man
ager Woodmansee first contemplatei
changing his house in order to have
additional seating facilities. As the
changes would have to be made while
the front of the theater was opened,
he deferred his action until warmsr
weather. He decided to install a new
picture booth when making the other
changes
As the theater now ptands, it is
one of the best in the northwest. Tl'e
room has been lengthened giving aa
additional seating capacity of eighty
four, boxes have been installed on
both side aisles, and a new all-steel
fireproof booth has been built in ov er
the front entrance. The side walls
have been repapered and decorated'
with large pictures. Four direct ex
its have been provided so that the
entire house can be easily emptied in
one minute and a half.
FOR SHE IS THE QUEEN OF MAYJRA-LAJRA-LA
sf$AD FR01I CARBOLIC ACID.
Lumberjack Committed Suicide Mon
day in Svea Hotel.
Peter Pearson, aged about forty,
committed suicide in the Svea hot^l,
the body being found about 4:30 yes
terday afternoon From surrounding
circumstances, it is believed that he
took carbolic acid on Monday night.
When the chambermaids entered to
make the bed! yesterday, they no
ticed he had not risen, so left the
room. Returning at 4:30, they
found he was dead and the coroner
was notified.
Pearson had come from the
woods about a week ago and had
$100 when he arrived. $43 were
found in his pockets and this will
used to bury him if no heirs are
found At the present time, Coroner
Ibertson has been unable to locate
relatives but a further effort will be
made
Late Marriage Licenses.
-$ Alice Margaret Bryant to Paul $
$ Robinson
Francis-O'Neil to Frank Jasper-
$ son. $
$88$$83^3SS
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
ROOSEVELT TAFT
STRUGGLE ISCLOSE
Massachusetts Returns Indicate
But Little Margin Between
The Two.
LA FOLLETTE VOTE NOT HEAVY
Had Reached 1,130 When First Fig
ures Were Sent Out But May
Go Up Later.
CLARK PASSES WILSON
Democrats Give Speaker of the House
Wide Range Above New Jersey
Governor.
Minneapolis, May 1(Special to
the Pioneer at 3:30)All but three
precincts in Massachusetts have re
ported and the vote now stands as
follows:
Taft 74f8og
Roosevelt 71,202
La Follette 1,75^
C1ark 19,903
Wilson 9,202
At noon today, Roosevelt issued a
statement releasing delegates at large
from primary preferences so that
Taft may get twenty-six to Roose
velt's eight in the convention or visa
versa.
Boston, May 1.2 a. m.Tie
struggle for the control of the Massa
chusetts delegation to the Republican
convention in Chicago between Taft
and Roosevelt is so close that at mid
night with half the state tabulate},
the two aspirants for the nomina
tion are running neck and neck for
the presidential preference, while in
complete returns showed they had
also an equal division of district del
egates.
On the preferential vote, the re
turns from 711 of 1,080 election pre
cincts gave Taft 45,239 Roosevelt
43,836 La Follette 1,130. On tfca
other hand, Baxter, who headed the
Roosevelt group, had 45,4-11 to 40,-
030 for Senator Crane, who led the
Taft ticket.
Returns from the districts showed
Taft to be ahead in the First, Second,
Third, Eighth, Tenth, Eleventh and
Thirteenth, while the Roosevelt del
gates led in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth,
Seventh, Ninth, Twelftn and Four
teenth districts.
The closeness of the fight in the
Republican- ranks overshadowed the
contest in the Democratic party. P.e-
turns from half the state gave Speak
er Clark 19,760 Gov. Wilson 8,597.
The La Follette vote failed to reach
four figures at midnight. Taft car
ried Boston by about 600 votes, but
eastern towns, including many in the
Cape Cod and Plymouth districts,
lined up strong for Roosevelt, while
the central portion is evenly split
The total vote for the two candidates
is about fifty per cent of that polled
by the Republican candidate for gov
ernor last November.
Politicians look upon Massachu
setts as the key state as they believe
that if Roosevelt can capture that
delegation, he will be abie to win the
nomination and that Taft's chances
will be small. The closeness'of the
vote indicates that a desperate fight
is being made between *he two can
didates.
Mackay-Bennet Arrives.
Halifax, N. S., May 1.One hun
dred ninety bodies, among them those
of Colonel John Jacob Astor and Isa
ac^ Straus, were brought to Halifax
today on the cable ship Mackay-Ben
net, which had been searching an
area of more than thirty square miles
in the vicinity where the great White
Star liner Titanic sank after striking
an iceberg.
George B. Widener's body, although
previously reported as recovered, was
not among those on the ship and hr
commander explained that a body, at
first thought to have been that of Mr.
Widener, was buried as that of his
valet.
All told 306 dead were found, and
116 were consigned again to the sea|.
Not one name of prominent persons
missing was added to the list of re
covered dead by the Mackay-B*n
nett's arrival. Sailors worked four
hours unloading her and the dead
were taken to an improvised morgue*
in a curling rink where relatives wi'l
have opportunity to claim them. -^T^f
The cable ship docked at 9:40 a.J-

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