Newspaper Page Text
SAID ONE OF BEST
Agricultural Department Recom-
mended to Visitors By G. B. Ai-
ton, State Inspector.
F. I WHITNEY IS HERE TODAY
Is Superintendent of Schools at Graf-
ton, N. D.. and Says Local
Work is Excellent.
PROFESSOR DYER PLEASED
Commendation and Praise From Out-
side Considered Gratifying as
Subject is Still New.
Of all the High schools in Minne
sota operating agricultural depart
ments under the Putnam law, Bemid
ji is said to be one of the best exam
ples of what can be accomplished
along this line. F. L. Whitney, su
perintendent of schools of Grafton,
N. D., is in the city today inspecting
the local High school agricultural
department upon the recommenda
tion of State Inspector Aiton, who
Avrote him that Bemidji was one of
the best schools that he could visit.
"North Dakota passed a law calling
for ten agricultural High schools in
the state, but Governor Burke cut
the number to five because of lack
of funds," said Mr. Whitney today.
Grafton was selected as one of the
five in which courses would be start
ed as experiments. Naturally we are
anxious to have results and good re
sults as it will depend upon these
five schools whether or not other
courses will be established.
"I wrote to Inspector Aiton and
asked him to recommend to me the
school in which the Minnesota sys
tem was best operating. He advised
,me to come to Bemidji and I arrived
esterday and spent the morning at
the school. You can say for me that
Bemidji has an excellent course and
that the results obtained should be
gratifying to your people. If Graf
ton can do as well we shall be
Mr. Whitney attended classes in
the agricultural course at the High
school and was later taken out to the
school farm and shown what the
ttudents are actually doing in the
field. He said many times that the
vork of the Bemidji pupils was an
inspiration and should be of great
practical benefit to the farmers. In
his schools, Mr. Whitney has over
forty per cent of students who come
In speaking of the recommenda
tion made by Mr. Aiton, Professor
Dyer said, "It is pleasing to see that
the work of our teachers and pupils
is appreciated as we feel that if Be
midji fails in its attempts, it will
cast a blight on the entire state sys
tem. Agricultural courses are still
something of an experiment but I
believe that they are of an immense
ly practical value and have come to
'It is pleasing to me in the intro
duction of an agricultural course to
get such commendation and encour
agement from the outside for what
we have already done."
Gophers Lose to Badgers.
Madison, Wis., May 20.Wiscon-
sin's track team romped away from
Minnesota in the dual meet held here
this afternoon, the Badgers winning
bv a score of 79 to 47. Keen compe
tition marked a number of the events
on the program, and it was due in a
large measure to the numerous en
trants of Wisconsin that the Badgers
were able to pile up such a convinc
ing total against the Gopher ath
Although beaten "oy a comfortable
margin by their more numerous Bad
ger" adversaries, Dick Grant's pro
teges at least had the solace of car
lying off all the honors in the way of
breaking local records. Frank set a
new Wisconsin record in the shot put
by heaving the leaden sphere 4 4 feet
3 1-4 inches, while Lambert took the
broad jump with a leap of 22 feet
11 1-? inches which is seven inches
better than the previous local mark
Stadsvold ran a wonderful race in
the two-mile, finishing ahead of
White of Wisconsin in the fast time
of 9:54 2-5. Frank proved himself
the individual star of the meet, for
in addition to winning the shot put
Vith a record heave, he annexed the
discus throw with a mark of 125 feet
3 inches. Shaughnessy and~ Tydeman
upheld their reputations in the half
mile run by finishing first and sec
CURRENT EVENTS. 8
DATES TO REMEMBER.
Thursday, May 23.Outdoor band
Thursday, May 23.Operetta Syl
via, city hall.
Friday, May 24Eighth grade
Sunday, Majr 26BaseballBe
midji vs. Bagley.
Wednesday, May 29Democratic
Friday, May 31.High school,
Normal and Eighth grade commence
Tuesday, June 4Legislature con
Thursday, June 6Democratic
state convention in Duluth.
Wednesday, June 12State school
land sale, Bemidji.
Monday, June 17Summer school
Monday, June 17First day of
Tuesday, June 18National con
vention at Chicago.
To Show Industrial Exhibit.
Professor Dyer is arranging for an
industrial exhibit in the schools for
Friday afternoon at 2 p. m. The
manual training and domestic science
exhibits will be placed in the High
school while the other exhibits are to
be placed in the rooms of the grade
schools. Each room will have an ex
hibit of some kind. Professor Dyer
says that the public is invited and
that the school officials wish the peo
ple to come in closer touch with the
Clearbrook Winners on the "Soo."
Clearbrook, May 20. (Special to
the Pioneer)At Trail's baseball
grounds yesterday was played one of
the hardest fought games this season
on the "Soo." The Clearbrook base
ball club being the visiting team and
contenders for honors. It was known
that both teams* were strong and in
good condition to put up a game fight,
and in this respect none were disap
pointed. Both teams had succeeded
:n defeating Gonyick's strong aggre
gation with ease. It now remained
tor them to test each other's baseball
qualities. It was a fine clean game,
and at the close of the, ninth inning
in full the score sheet tallied 9 to 7 in
favor of Clearbrook. Peter Larson
from Wisconsin pitched for Trail,
while John Koxvold tossed for the
visitors. Both pitchers were in fine
trim and gave a fine exhibition of
their skill in handling the sphere.
Indianapolis, May 20.With dele
gates waving banners and singing
'The Red Flag," the Socialist nation
al convention adjourned sine die
here at 5 o'clock Saturday evening.
Just before adjournment, J. Mahr
lon Barnes of Philadelphia was elect
ed campaign manager and it was de
cided to appoint a committee of five
to assist Mr. Barnes in an effort to
bring about the election of Eugene
V. Debs of Terre Haute, Ind., as pres
ident, and Emil Seidel of Milwaukee
as vice-president of the United
States. All the candidates named
against Mr. Barnes withdrew and his
election was unanimous. The com
mittee is to be appointed by the na
tional executive committee- of the
The "Red" faction of the party,
led by Lewis J. Duncan, mayor of
Butte, Mont., began a move this af
ternoon for the repeal of that sec
tion of the constitution passed yes
terday after hours of "heated debate
which places the party as taking a
stand against "violence as a weapon
of the working class."
By a score of 15 to 1, the Bemidji
High school baseball team won from
the Blackduck team in a game played
on the local diamond Saturday af
"Tubby" Achenbach, Bemidji's
third baseman, drew first blood in the
second inning, Cann, the Blackduck
pitcher, allowing him to walk and
Claude Mclver, right fielder, bringing
him in on a clean hit over short.
Blackduck's only score was made
in the third inning by Cann. This
score was made on errors, and was
the only one made by the visiting
The game, although it was by no
means closely contested, was interest
ing at all times. A return game will
be played next Saturday.
Bemidji lined up as follows:
c, Grindall p, Riley 1 b, Sullivan
2 b, Tanner 3 b, Achenbach s,
A. Ripple 1 f, C. Bailey -c f, E. Bai
ley f, Mclver subs: Malone, Hay
ner and Shannon.
The victims lined up as follows:"
c, Johnson p, Cann 1 b, Thomp
son 2 b, A. Bye 3 b, Kirkpatrick
8, Cross 1 f, G. Bye f, Bray f,
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 19. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1912.
Kansas City 5, St. Paul 3.
Columbus 4, Toledo 6.
Louisville 3, Indianapolis 2.
Milwaukee 0, Minneapolis 6.
Philadelphia 24, Detroit 2.
New York 7, Cleveland 10.
Washington 2, St. Louis 8.
Boston 1, Chicago 3.
St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 12.
Chicago 5, Brooklyn 4.
Cincinnati 4, New York 3.
Pittsburgh 8, Boston 7.
St. Paul 8, Kansas City 9.
Minneapolis 10, Milwaukee 1.
Louisville 6, Indianapolis 9.
Columbus 8, Toledo 5.
No games Sunday.
New York 3, Cincinnati 4.
St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 2.
Chicago 2, Brooklyn 6.
Andrew Shaw went to Blackduck
Miss Irene Bergeron, who has
taught the Murray school the past
eight months, left on Monday for her
home at Fridley.
John Rasmuson and Paul Peltier
went to Blackduck on Monday.
Deputy Coroner J. M. Reed, after
viewing the remains of Knute Grun
sith on Monday afternoon, pro
nounced death from a hemmorrhage.
The body was taken to Blackduck,
from there two brothers of the de
ceased took the remains to their
home in South Dakota, for burial.
C. S. Angell accompanied J. M.
Reed from Blackduck Monday after
Joseph Peltier was in Blackduck
Hilda Spong is appearing in Aus
tralia in the title- role of "Everywom-
"Little Boy Blue" will open in Bos
ton next October for an engagement
of three months.
i COPYIO**T. tav
Minneapolis, May 20. (Special to
the Pioneer)The north bound Pio
neer Limited of the Chicago, Milwau
kee and St. Paul railroad, was
wrecked near Winona this morning.
Two sleepers and a baggage car left
the rails but only two persons were
injured and they but slightly. The
wreck was due to a washout caused
by the heavy rain which fell in this
section last night. The engineer was
expecting an accident and was pro
ceeding slowly. j_
Minneapolis, May 20.The strike
inaugurated by the Detroit Tigers
because of the suspension of Ty Cobb
was called off today and it was an
nounced that the regular Detroit
team would play in Washington to
morrow. Frank Navin, owner of the
Detroit team, stated that he would
take care of the fines of the players
and that an amicable understanding
had been reached.
Cincinnati, May 20.Resident? of Ohio-are talking nothing but politics, and they are listening to lit-
tle else. With President Taft and ex-President Roosevelt zigzagging over the state, making speeches at each
town, they find there would be enough oratory to supply an ordinary demand, but these distinguished states-
men are supplying only a fraction of the oratorical output. 'Governor Hadley _of Missouri and Governor
Stubbs of Kansas are here aiding Roosevelt's campaign, Senator Robert M. La Follette is expounding bis
own ideas regarding progressive principles, and Governor Harmon and Wm. J. Bryan are telling the Dem-
ocrats what they think their party should do. There, will .be^otnething doing-every minute until the prim-
ary voting begins Tuesday, Miy a. IW-
SPECIAL MEETING CALLED.
Members of the committee on pub
lic highways and other members of
the Commercial club who may be in
terested are urged to meet in the club
rooms tonight at 8:30. C. M. King,
president of the Northern Minnesota
Development association, and W. R.
Mackenzie, secretary, will meet with
the committee. It has been learned
that the proposed north and south
road to be built under the Elwell law
is being planned for Deer River or
Grand Rapids and the committee is
to take steps at once to see that the
road is built through Bemidji to con
nect here with the east and west
road. Members of the committee are
E. J. Bourgeois, G. E. Kreatz, E. J.
Swedback, John Moberg, E. H. Mar
eum, A. Lord, J. T. Tuomy, R. Gil
more and W. A. Gould.
(Signed) F. S. Lycan.
TRIED SHEVLIN BANK
Robber Failed to Get at Funds Al
though Managed to Make Way
With a Few Drafts.
PETER GALLANT WAS ARRESTED
Bagley, Minn., May 20. (Special
to the Bemidji Pioneer).On Fri
day night a burglar entered the First
State Bank of Sbevlin,. with intent
of blowing the safe, but on finding
that the vault door was protected
with every known device for giving
an alarm or being scared away by
some passerby, let the job go.
Instead of noising the matter
around, the officers of the bank at
once set on foot a movement to trace
every stranger or suspicious charac
ter who* might have been connected
with a job of the kind and Saturday
night caused the arrest of Peter Gal
lant, a well known character, who
was found with some of the bank's
missing bank drafts.
It is, thought by those who are ac
quainted with Gallant that in a
drunken fit he imagined he was a
member of the Dumas band of safe
crackers and started to work single
handed to rob the bank without ex
plosives of any kind. When he had
forced his entrance by breaking a
side window of the bank, he realized
the utter impossibility of getting at
the bank's funds, and contented him
self with what he could find lying
around loose in the counter drawers.
Deputy Sheriff N. O. Nelson ar
rested Gallant at 12:30. Saturday
night and brought him to Bagley,
where he will have a hearing on
Monday morning at 10 a. m.
ALL DULUTH MAY WALK.
Duluth, May 20.(Special to the
Pioneer)Two hundred carmen will
walk out and all Duluth will have to
walk also unless a five cent wage in
crease is granted the men this week.
The decision was reached last night
by means of a post card vote.
WRECK AT MARSHALLTOWN.
Marshalltown, Iowa, May 20.
(Special to the Pioneer)The south
bound No. 6 on the Minneapolis and
St. Louis was wrecked this morning
at Rockwell by going through an op
en switch and crashing into a
freight^ ,The engineer and fireman
were seriously injured. v-^-*
Real Baseball Strike.
Philadelphia, May 20.The first
real baseball strike in the history of
the organized game showed no signs
cf being broken tonight. The eigh
teen members of the Detroit club who
refused to play today because one of
their number, Ty Cobb, had been sus
pended for slugging a spectator who
hurled insults at him from the New
York bleachers, gave no indication
of weakening. All of them were
heartily in sympathy with the fleet
footed Georgian, and they assured
him again tonight that they would
be with him until he "received jus
tice" at the bands of President Ban
Johnson of the American league
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
INJURED BY BULLET
Gun Was of .44 Calibre and Held By
Anna Teuton at Time of Its
GIRL IN SERIOUS CONDITION
Was Struck in Stomach, the Lead
Deflecting From Her Hip Into
SHOOTING WAS ACCIDENTAL
Young Ladies Were Close Chums and
Were Dressing to Go Out With
Anna Rebarchick, age 19, was shot
and seriously injured by Anna Teu
ton yesterday afternoon, the accident
occurring at the home of Mrs. Noble,
of Nymore. Miss Rebarscljick was
at once taken to St. Anthony hospi
tal, operated on and the bullet ex
tracted. Miss Rebarchick is in a ser
ious condition and Miss Teuton is
prostrated. Both young ladies live
in Nymore but are well known in
The bullet wag of .44 calibre an
was fired at a range of but a few
feet, striking Miss Rebarchick in the
pit of the stomach. The bullet tore
through the large intestine striking
the hip bone where it was deflected
down the right leg. It was taken
from her leg at the hospital.
No one was in the house with the
girls at the time of the shooting as
they were dressing to go out with
some friends. As near as can be
learned, the gun was lying on the
top of the clothes chest. Miss Teu
ton picked it up in order tha she
might sit down. Just as Miss Teu
ton picked up the gun, it discharged
and the bullet struck Miss Rebar
A doctor was called at once and
the injured girl rushed to the hos
pital where the operation was per
formed less than an hour after the
accident. Miss Teuton was prostrat
ed over the accident and has been
under the care of a physician since
The bullet is said to have first hit
a stay in Miss Rebarchick's corset
and that the stay caused it to lose
some of its force and be deflected
slightly. Otherwise, it is said the
charge was heavy enough to drive
the bullet through her body.
At the Hospital, Miss Rebarchick
was reported resting as easily as
could be expected, but chances for
her recovery are considered limited.
WILL EXHIBIT BLOODED STOCK.
Agricultural Special to Show Some
On the N. P. and M. and I. agri
cultural special which will be in Be
midji Sunday and Monday, June 2
and 3, one car will be devoted to live
stock, one car to poultry and market
ing, and one to farm machinery, good
Posters announcing the dates of the
special were received in Bemidji Sat
urday and state that there will be
nothing for sale, nothing to adver
tise, and no admission charge. Lec
tures will be given by experts from
the Minnesota Agricultural college
assisted by Prof. D. E. Willard, devel
opment agent of the Northern Pacific.
There will be special talks for ladies,
boys and girls on announced sub
Amon the ani:ni!s io b? s"iown in
the livestock car will be Phyllis Ven
us a registered Percheron mare,
which is one ci the tet of brood
mares recently purchased lor the
Crookston state experimental farm to
be used as foundation stock for the
state farm draft horses. She has
been selected as the best Percheron in
Phyllis Venus is a black mare, reg
istered 51902, imported in 1907 from"
France (66725), born 4-24, 1905,:
sired by Amilcar (19979), out of Co
quette (41544) has raised two
splendid colts and is in foal, bred to
Honorable 64381 (74813), a black
Percheron weighing 2200. __j
No Game Yesterday.*
Because of the rain yesterdayy, the
baseball game scheduled with Bagley
was postponed until next Sunday af
ternoon. During' the coming week.
those behind the Bemidji team, hope
to effect an organisation and put the
team on a business basis.