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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 20.
Committee In Charge Has Provided
Sleeping Cars to Care for Hotel
$2,000 FOR ENTERTAINMENT
Northern Minnesota Development
Association to Be Received
AUTO AND BOAT RIDE ARRANGED
Will Take Trips on Rainy Lake and
River, to Paper Mills and Other
International Falls is making big
preparation for the meetings of the
Northern Minnesota Development as
sociation which will be held 'here
Thursday and Friday, June 20 and
21 Arrangements are in the hands
of the development association ot
Koochiching county and a committee
A fund of over $2,000 has been
raised in International Falls and this
will be used to pay the expenses of
the convention and the entertain
ment of the visiting delegates, and
their ladies Automobile rides, trips
up the Rainy river into Rainy lake,
and visits to the paper and saw mills
are among the attractions offered.
Amcie th* subjects to be dis
cussed at this meeting are lmmigra-
-Q, good roads, reapportionment, if
is not passed by that time, and
of vital interest to the north
As the last 100 miles of the
International Falls will be
country heretofore travel
of the delegates, it
-au'ed educational \alue
tonal i^all expects a large
at thi convention and in
ie fact float it has three new
i iriakmg arrangements to
or the overflow by having a line
sleeping cars sidetracked in the
station yards fov the two nights.
With the hotels and sleepers, the
committee expects to be able to care
for all delegates.
Following is the tentative program
for the two days:
S 40 a mArrival of the tiade
8.50 a. mArrival of the regular
N and M. and I train bearing
delegates from the twin cities and
9 30am Opening of convention
by President King of Deer Riv
12m Adjournment for dinner.
1*30 mAfternoon session of
convention in convention hall.
3:30 mBoat ride for visiting
delegates up Rainy lake.
8:30 p. m.Smoker for the gentle
men convention hall.
8:30 p. mShin-dig for the la
dies by the Civic league.
"We won't go home till morning
Till daylight doth appear!"
7*30 to 9-30Visiting delegates
to be shown through the paper, pulp
and sulphite mills, saw mills, plan
ing mills and Riverdale farm.
9:30 to 12Business sessions of
1:30 to 5 mBusiness sessions
The International Falls band un
der the direction of Leader Wilson,
will entertain the visitors throughout
the days with selections as will also
the visiting musical organizations
that will be here.
CONVENTION HERE JUNE 19.
W. C. Dean, traveling organizpr for
the Prohibitionist party, announced
this morning that a county conven
tion would be held in Bemidji on
Wednesday, June 19, and that it
might result in a county ticket be
ing placed in the field. Mr. Dean is
testing out the prohibition sentiment
in this part of the county and will
be in the city for a few days.
In commenting on the state situa
tion, Mr. Dean said that it is prob
able that E. E. Lobeck, of Alexandria,
will be the Prohibitionist candidate
fpr governor at the coming election.
Mjr. Lobeck is the first Prohibitionist
elected to the Minnesota" legislature.
He will be in Bemidji June 19 and,
will speak in the city hall at 8 p. m.
June 19, is Farmers' Day of Univer
sity week and as a Jarge part of the
Prohibitionist strength lies with the
farmers, Mr. Dean expects a good at
tendance at the convention.
FRE E TRI FO ON E BOY
Winner of Essay Contest Will Spend
Week at State Fair as Guest
ALL EXPENSES WILL BE PAID
Eighty-six boys of Minnesota, one
from each county, have an opportun
ity this year to see the state fair in
September free of charge. The boys
will be selected by competitive ex
amination, each applicant being re
quired to write an essay. In Beltra
mi county, the committee in charge
ot the selection of the boys is W. B.
Stewart, county superintendent of
schools, A. E. Rako, chairman of the
county commissioners, and A. G.
Wedge. Each member of the com
mittee has application blanks, which
give details of the contest.
Any boy in Beltrami county, be
tween the ages of sixteen and nine
teen and who has never attended the
Agricultural college, is eligible for
the Farm Boys' Encampment at the
fair. The essay to be written must
be between 400 and 600 words in
length and must follow this outline*
(a) Describe the farm.
(b) Why I desire to remain there.
(c) What changes must be made
in the present system of carrying on
this farm to insure better financial
(dl What can be done to make
farm life more enjoyable.
All essays must be in the hands of
the committee by the first of July.
The application blanks tell the de
tails of filing and Jiow the decisions
will be made. The boy selected will
go to St Paul, August 31, and will
sjen a week at the fair. His rail
road fare will be paid, he will be
provided with a cot for whi^h he
must bring blankets, he will be giv
en board for a week, and given a
uniform cap Each boy will pur
chase a khaki suit at a cost of about
$3. this being the only expense
During the fair, the boys will be
given ample opportunity to see every
thing and will be undpr the super
vision of special instructors who will
explain the different features of the
fair Each boy who remains the full
week will be given a diploma. After
his return home, he will be asked to
write an essay on "What I Saw and
Learned at the Fair," the essay to be
in by October 1. The winner of first
place will be invited to go to St.
Paul in January and read his essay
before the board. All of his expenses
will be paid for that trip also. Oth
er prize winners will be given pure
bred calves, pigs, sheep, chickens,
This contest is open to every boy
ot Beltrami county who actually lives
or works on a farm and is between
the ages of sixteen and nineteen. Ap
plication blanks can be had from any
member of the committee.
Ther# will be a special meeting of
all men, interested in a ball team for
Bemidji, in the city hall at 8 p. m.
Wednesday night. U. C. T. boys are
urged to be out.
MEET IN CASS LAKE.
All Committees of N. M. D. A. Due
There on May 29.
Cass Lake, May 21.(Special)
C. M. King, of Deer River, chairman
W. R. Mackenzie of Bemidji H. V.
Eva, of Duluth and M. N. Koll of
Cass Lake, composing the executive
committee of the Northern Minneso
ta Development association, with W.
J. Brown of Thief River Falls, who
was not present, met in Cass Lake
yesterday afternoon on call of the
The call for the meeting was orig
inally made to prepare the program
for the International Falls conven
tion, but on account of the call of the
governor for a special session of the
legislature it was deemed advisable
by the executive committee to have
a general meeting of all the perma
nent and standing committees of the
association as soon as possible with a
view to discussing the attitude to be
taken by the association with regard
to legislation which may come up af
fecting Northern Minnesota.
The meeting of the entire mem
bership of all these committees i3
called for Cass Lake on Wednesday
morning, May 29, at ten o'clock. The
meeting will call for the presence of
about forty committeemen and it is
expected that all sub-committees will
formulate reports at that time for the
International Falls meeting to be held
June 20 and 21. The program for
the International Falls meeting will
also be prepared, at that time. The
committee also is asking the presence
here on May 29th, of experts on tu
berculosis, with a view to ascertain
ing whether the association can be
of assistance in the work of combat
ting the disease^ Hfe
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
Won Lost P.O.
Columbus 23 12 .657
Minneapolis 20 13 .606
Toledo 19 13 .594
Kansas City 17 18 .486
St. Paul 17' 19 .472
Milwaukee 13 18 .419
Louisville 11 19 .367
Indianapolis 13 21 .382
Kansas City 2, St. Paul 10.
Louisville 2, Indianapolis 4.
Columbus 6, Toledo 7.
13 15 13 17
New York 7
St Louis 7
.519 .483 .458
Boston 2, Chicago 0.
Washington 5, St. Louis 4.
New York 3, Cleveland G.
New York 20
Pittsburgh I i
St. Louis 13
13 17 16
Cincinnati 0, New York 3.
Pittsburgh 13, Boston 4.
St Louis 3, Philadelphia 0.
MISS REBARCHICK BETTER.
At the hospital this afternoon, it
was stated that Miss Anna Rebar
chick was much better. Miss Rebar
chick was shot and severely injured
Sunday afternoon in Nymore. It was
feared for a time that she would lose
her life but hopes for her recovery
are held out now.
Richeson was electrocuted
words were, "I am ready
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1912.
BILLS GRANTED BY TJIE COUNCIL
Wm. Pecklesscavenger.... $ 11.00
Same, cleaning vaults i 54.95
Given Hardware Co 11.75
James Rogers, hauling dirt. 2.50
P. Freeman, game 10.80
Doran Bros 49.60
Troppman Co I...
P. M. Dlcaire
W. M. Everts, services
Al. Norrie, bags
Viking Boat Co., resehe
Bacon and Snow, chairs
Falls and Cameron, wood
N. Ay. Telephone OOTL.
lE7.~P. Anderson, treedSES^,
D. Gurling, splits wood
Bemidji Sentinel, leglls
A. Kaplan, dog catcher
A. H. Ostrum, boiler inspector
Street gang, May 8-16
Waldorf Book Bindery
Marcum Ptg. Co., booklets.
Geo. Rhea, warrants 479.29
Rev. Clarence V. T. Richeson, Confessed Slayer
Of His Former Sweetheart, Avis Linnell.
atjl2:L7 this morn Me retained hfs composure to the end. His last
SWAT THE FIRST ONE
Statistics Tells!U to Swat the First Fly and Kill 9,^27,648.596.671 Other Files.
Minneapolis, May 21.(Special
Pioneer wire service)Frederick J,
Southard, age 40, was killed in a fall
from an aeroplane this morning.
Southard was a student from this city
in the Wright Aviation school at Day-
ton, Ohio. He had been in the air but
six minutes when a sudden breeze ov-
erturned the machine and he fell 100
feet to the earth. He was married
au.\l forwrcrlj- -frcr-cm? xum ctyea6P~PxnSf
Brainerd, May 21.(Special)
James Smith, proprietor of the City
Hotel here, died Sunday. He was
formerly a conductor on the Minne-
sota and International and was well
known by patrons of that line.
PAVIN BID S ORDERE
Council may Have Five Blocks Laid
If Matter Does Not Conflict With
BOULEVARD MOVEMENT BEGUN
Unless the proposed action on the
Nymore road interferes, the city will
have five more blocks of paving be
fore the summer Is over. The COUn
vertise for bids cm five flocks and
if the bids are within a figure which
will allow the work to be done at
once, the council will order the pav
ing of Second street, between Bemid
ji and Beltrami Third street, be
tween Minnesota and America
Fourth street between Minnesota and
America Fifth street between Bel
trami and Minnesota and First to
Second streets on Bemidji avenue.
A committee from the Commercial
club addressed the council and sug
gested the appointment of a commit
tee to act with the club in arriving at
a conclusion on what is to be done
with the Nymore road improvement.
By a motion, it was decided to ask
the street committee of Moberg,
Smart and Bisiar together with the
mayor and alderman-at-large, John
son, to meet with the Commercial
G. W. Campbell presented a peti
tion from residents on Minnesota av
enue above Tenth street asking that
the curb line be established and that
it be placed twenty-four feet from the
property line, thus making a street
thirty-two feet wide with boulevard
lawns on each side. It was decided
to ask the residents from Seventh
street north to join the petition and
so make the boulevard start at Sev
A communication was read from a
Duluth lawyer stating that Alfred
Burke had unjustly been deprived of
his liquor license in 1910 and that
unless the council returned -$300 li
cense money and $476.67 rent lost
Burke would start suit to recover-*
The matter was referred to the city
Other action by the council was as
Granted Professor Dyer the use of
city hall chairs for the Eighth grade
play Friday night.
Granted a renewal of license and
change of location to B. K. Ander
Gave Ordinances 61 and 62 a sec
Ordered a sidewalk laid on south
side of Fifth street between Minne
sota and Beltrami.
Report of city engineer showing
cost of constructing road around
south shore of Lake Irvine to be $2,-
A .Report of city engineer on Twelfth
street grading accepted and filed.
-|Bid of Nels Loitved for construct
ing cement sidewalks, curbing and
crossings accepted. Figures were 9c
per square foot for walks 25c per
lineal foot for curbs 12 1^2c per
square foot for alley crossings and
h|, Accepted reports of municipal
court showing receipts of $250.85 for
week of May 11 and $105.00 for week
of May 4., ~l j*
Reports of treasurer and clerk
read 'and referred to finance commit-
Commercial Club Representatives to
Ask That Road Petitions Be
OVERLAP AT PRESENT TIME
Parts of One Included in the Other
and May Cause Confusion to
WILL BUILD TWO HIGHWAYS
Twin Cities and International Falls
to Be Connected Via Aitkin and
F. S. Lycan, W. A. Gould and A.
P. White, representing the Bemidji
Commercial club, will go to Black
duck tonight to meet with a com
mittee in charge of the road petition
to the state highway commission. Ac
tion on the matter was taken at a
meeting of the committee on public
highways in the Commercial club
rooms last night.
C. M. King, president, and W. R.
Mackenzie, secretary of the Northern
Minnesota Development association,
met with the coiA-i:ie^ hpviog come
from Cass Lake ^hei they i* ^nded
a meeting of thr sw-ii^ boa-d of
the association. Ituung i^c p\=iin
it developed tha 'jarte &: iJae road
petitions from IHO.^I K1 Be
midji overlapped n.
ment which if par=^7
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
will go up toniglr l strC^iter the
Mr. King said pt
two highways v^f^ te $
the twin cities
Grand Rapids, usLgi^jft
that has been tr !'^4A*
five years. The ot- lttfe ^,W^
St. Cloud, Little FilSTfraL-^td, Pai
Rapids, Bemidji an ^iaiu,uda ik?
ing in the state pfcric
Sentiment of the iep^.1& ^ie&red
to be in favor of (."c ~u
times the present a^ailaW: mas'* at
the command of the sUve Stl'may
commission. Petitions jiataf "Urca-ly
been drawn up for a rG frow^awk
duck to Bemidji as .i pari, of L* in
ternational Falls higuway. rark
Rapids was communicated with last
night and it was learned that Hub
bard county is taking steps to carry
the road south from Beltrami.
The state highway commission will
have a meeting next Tuesday at
which time these petitions will be
heard. Twenty-five sets of engineers
are ready for work and will be sent
out as soon as the roads are decided
upon. In most instances, the actual
surveys have been made and the en
gineers will have merely supervis-.
The road to Blackduck and north
will pass around Lake Bemidji on the
east and come into the city through
Nymore. Going south, it will take
probably Fourth street west to the
Hubbard county line, although the
southern route has not yet been defi
MANY PIKE PLANTED.
Fish Commission Placed 640,000 in
Lake Bemidji last night.
Lake Bemidji received a consign
ment of 640,000 pike last night. The
fry are three days old and -were
brought from the state fish hatchery
at St. Paul. They came in thirty
two cans, each can containing 20,000
fry. In size, they averaged about
half an inch in length.
But tv el/e cans eie intended for
Bemidji, the other fvoaty having
been brought be*e to be shipped over
the Great Noiahern and Rainy River
roads to Big Fork. Through a misun
derstanding, the twenty cans were
not placed on the east-bound Great
Northern last night. As the next
train over the Rainy River does not
go to Big Fork until Thursday and
the fish would not keep until that
time, it was decided to place them in
Lake BemidjiX^hey were planted in
the upper end of the lake.^ -%n?~*
H. A. Rider, of the state fish and
game commission, was with the car.
He said that the fry would be from
twelve to seventeen inches long in
three years. The sand bar stretching &
across the lake from Diamond Point'
to the outlet will have a tendency to
keep the fish in that part of the lake.
Mr. Rider said that many of the
smaller pike being caught thla yean
were planted by the commJMton three
years Ago. afs^y^'-^jSi,