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PLEASED CASS LAKE
Was Presented There May 10 and
Press Comments State it Was
TO BE REPEATED HERE
Under Auspices of the Episcopal
Church in City Hall Thurs
THE LADIES ARE PRAISED
Times' Comment Says Miss Christen
sen and Mrs. Taylor Were Irre
Press notices of the operetta Syl
via which was presented in Cass
Lake a week ago speak highly of the
production. The operetta is to be
repeated in the Bemidji city hall on
Thursday evening under the auspic
es of the Episcopal church. In com
menting on the operetta, the Cass
Lake Times said as follows:
"That Cass Lake is the banner
town for musical and dramatic tal
ent was proven conclusively last Fri
day evening when the operetta Syl
via was put on the Lyric stage. Miss
May Christensen and Mrs. Taylor
shared the honors of the evening in
their double roles and well did they
deserve all the applause given them,
as well as the encores. As Sylvia,
Miss Christensen won the hearts of
the entire audience at once, her
sweetness, loveliness and perfect un
derstanding of the two parts was in
comporable. Equally good was she
as a farmer's daughter, assuming the
role as though to the manner born.
Nothing could be more exacting than
the double role assumed by Mrs. Tay
lor, a farmer's daughter and friend
of Sylvia for wnose amusement she
consented to "play the lady." As a
farmer's daughter, Mrs. Taylor was
the simple country maiden, dear and
delightful, as Lady Sylvia she was ir
resistibly charming in her awkward
ness and fear of making a faux pas,
Both actresses were in fine voice,
their solos and duets were beautiful
"The two acts were given in the
hay field, the curtain rising on a
group of pretty girls raking hay.
Very effective wag this seen* and
their singing was more than effec
tive. As Sir Bertram DeLacy, Mr.
Xason acquitted himself admirably,
while Mr. Funck as Prince Tobbytum
won new laurels, his stage presence
as well as his voice were equally at
tractive. The chorus deserves more
than passing mention. Under the
skillful manipulation of Mr. Nason,
as musical director, they were drilled
to perfection, surprising the audience
with the perfect blending of their
voices a delight to the ear. As Sir
Jtertrand Mr. Nason's compelling
tenor assures him a place among ar
tists. Mr. Oestereich won many
friends in his role of William as well
as with his solos.
"Between the acts, little Elverna
Oman, the sweetest little tot imagin
able, brought down the house with a
song which was heartily encored.
"Miss Hazel Pease, in the difficult'
position of piano accompanist, scored
a triumph. "Altogether it was the prettiest
and most successful affair ever staged
in Cass Lake. Too much cannot be
said for the efforts of Mr. Nason as
the musical director, his teachings
will be of lasting benefit to those
who were fortunate enough to re
ceive his instructions. Mr. Funck
as stage manager, and Mr. Gorenflo
as drill master, contributed a large
share of the success of the operetta."
Mr. Nason has been heard in Be
midji as he was soloist for the band
at early spring concerts.
Big Colleges in Boat Race.
Boston, Mass., May 22.The most
notable aquatic event that is likely to
be seen hereabouts this season will
take place on the Charles River Bas
in tomorrow, when the varsity crews
of Cornell, Princeton and Harvard
will engage in a two-mile race. It
will be the first time since 1874 that convention of Indiana Elks. The fes-
Harvard and Princeton have met on
the water. As a curtain-raiser to the
big triangular race there will be a
eontest between the freshman crews
of Cornell and Harvard.
INVENT WIRELESS PHONE
New York, May 22Elman B. My
ers of 235 West One Hundred and
Third street and Clarence T. Bartlett.
who are about twenty-one years old,
say they have invented a wireless tel
ephone that has proved effective and
that they can send the human voice
700 to 1,000 miles under good con
ditions. Their invention is so tech
nical that a description of it would
be useless, but they say it does not
follow recognized methods in wire
less messagesthat, in fact, it is di
rectly contrary to many accepted
theories. The oral messages that
they send through the air are occa
sionally clearly heard by wireless
telegraph operators who receive their
flashes through an instrument re
sembling a telephone receiver.
Columbus, May 22.(2:30 p. m.
Special Pioneer wire service)Re
turns at this time from the primaries
held yesterday give Roosevelt a plur
ality of 20,000. Governor Harmon is
far in the lead on the Democratic
ticket and his plurality is likely to
The latest returns indicate that
Taft will get ten delegates and Roos
evelt thirty-two. In the Democratic
ranks, Harmon is conceded thirty
four delegates and Wilson eight.
Nominations for congressmen have
placed fourteen Democrats and four
Republicans in the field. General
Grosvenor was defeated by Albert
Douglas. Nicholas Longworth, son
in law of Colonel Roosevelt, was re
Two Bishops Elected.
Drs. T. F. Henderson, of Brooklyn,
and W. O. Shepard, of Chicago, are
new bishops of the Methodist church
elected on the eleventh ballot cast at
the general conference being held
here. Dr. Henderson received 563
and Dr. Shepard 532, necessary to
According to a statement made to
the conference today, seven of the
church papers in the last quadren
nium have shown a net loss of $97,-
010.53. One paper, according to the
report, made a profit of $4,517.32.
Last night's session of the confer
ence was given over to the Freed
man's Aid society.
A Unique Houseboat.
Cass Lake, May 22.(Special)
George Lydick is building a house
boat, twenty by seventy feet, for use
on Cass Lake, by the members of a
prominent Northern Minnesota so
cial organization in which Mr. Ly
dick is one of the higher officials. The
boat will have a dance hall large
enough to accommodate four sets and
will have kitchen, dining room and
four sleeping rooms. Mr. Lydick
states that reservations have been
made by members of the organiza
tion in advance for almost the entire
summer and that it is the only boat
of its kind owned by the order.
Railway Fuel Association.
Chicago, 111., May 22.The fourth
annual convention of the Internation
al Railway Fuel association was op
ened today at the Hotel Sherman in
this city. The sessions will continue
three days, during which time many
papers relative to railway fuel and
its consumption will be presented:.
Indiana Elks in Session.
Anderson, Ind., May 22.Ander-
son is in gala-attire for the annual
tivities in connection with the gath
ering began today and will continue
until Friday. Ten thousand mem
bers of the order are expected to take
part in the big parade tomorrow.
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 21. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1912.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
Won Lost P.c
Columbus 23 13 .639
Minneapolis 20 13 .606
Toledo 20' 13 .606
Kansas City 19 18 .514
St. Paul fc 17 20 .459
Milwaukee 13 18 .419
Louisville 12 19 .387
Indianapolis 13 22 .371
Kansas City 8, St. Paul 5.
Columbus 11, Toledo 12.
Louisville 6, Indianapolis 0.
14 12 13
Cincinnati Chicago Pittsburgh St. Louis
16 15 18 17
Chicago 5, Brooklyn 4.
Pittsburgh 14, Boston 9.
Cincinnati 3, New York 6.
St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 7.
Chicago 23 10
Boston 18 10
Cleveland 13 13
Washington 14 14
Detroit 15 15
Philadelphia ...11 14
New York 8 17
St. Louis 8 19
.642 .500 .500 .500 .440
New York 9, Chicago 8.
Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 5.
Washington 0, Detroit 2.
Boston 3, Cleveland 1.
Opening of annual bench show of
Altoona Kennel club, Altoona, Pa.
Annual championship tournament
of Texas State Golf association opens
Eackey McFarland vs. Young Erne,
six rounds, at Philadelpjhia.
Tony Caporii vs. Joe Gorman,
three rounds at Chatanooga.
Ohio and Pennsylvania baseball
league opens its season, with Mc
Keesport at Connellsville, Follansbee
at East Liverpool, Salem at Ailiance
and Sharon at Newcastle.
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PRACTICEG FOR PLAY.
Members of the Eight* grade grad
uating class and those of the Seventh
who are assisting are practicing ev
ery afternoon in the Armory. Miss
Hall reports that the drills are gojng
smoothly and that a finished produc
tion may be expected.
The Eighth grade
Baseball Meeting Tonight.
All men4injfcercffi|g"fa~ffr it team
for Bemidji are asked to be in the
city hall at 8 p. m. tonight. Those
who have backed the team to date
wish to place it on a business basis
before scheduling more games. Com
munications were received from Cass
Lake and Grand Rapids today asking
for games. Bagley will be played
next Sunday and Thief River Falls
wants a game Sunday, June 2. If
the Thief River game is played, a
special train will be run to Bemidji
over the Soo line.
Mme. Marcelle Navratil, Who Came From France
For Her Children, the "Waifs of the Titanic."
AmerUaji i re.- .UMIHII sav-
1 be boy* Kftiuund. uged two, mid Michel, tour, were
I was Uvlnit ttprt, *m& *U*w itim c*U^ *& *i&~
have their commencement exercises
one week feojn Bridey night at the
time that the High stftool exercises
are held. The High school play Was
given in April.
But Keep Off the Main Road If You Would Enjoy the 8centry.
BUILDING PHONE LINE.
Cass Lake, May 22.(Special)
The Tri-County Telephone company,
an organization created to construct
a telephone line southwest from Cass
Lake has its line now well under
construction and its managers ex
pect to 5iave some thirty miles of its
line completed by June 15. The line
reaches out into the northern "town
ships of Hubbard county and when
completed will have several branches
covering a great share of the north
ern tier of townships of that county.
Arrangements are^ already made to
connect the new line with the North
western at Cass Lake. The central
office of the line will be located in
the town of Hart Lake some ten miles
southwest of this village and when
ready for business the people of
these rural towns will have commun
ication with the outside world.
All Doing It.
If you boil it down until It la good
And thick you will find that 98.7 per
'cent of human energy is dedicated to
ithe interesting job of people trying
to get each other's money or chat
^di**^e%uff to New York without
w#re. reo^tJr eamVtli W#mnp, fron/ber homo fnNlee and clalmedibem.
ROOSEVELT LEADS IN OHIO
Early Incomplete Returns Indicate
He Will Carry Thirteen Con
HARMON. POPULAR DEMOCRAT
Minneapolis, May 22.12:30 p.
m.Incomplete returns from Ohio
give Roosevelt twenty-six out of for
ty-two congressional district dele
gates. It is believed that his plur
ality will run to at least 15,000. Har
mon has run ahead on the Democrat
ic ticket although complete returns
may change the result.
Columbus, May 22.Heavy votes
were polled in the twenty-one con
gressional districts of Ohio yesterday
in the primary [election. With less
than half of the returns in, Theodore
Roosevelt was seen to be leading the
Republican ticket and Harmon the
Governor Harmon is conceded
twenty-four of the forty-two district
delegates, and if this proves true, it
is conceded that he will get the six
at large in the state as in the call for
the Democratic state convention it
was stated that the winner of the
primary should name the delegates
Wilson's managers claim eight con
gressional districts which would give
the New Jersey governor sixteen
votes in the national convention.
William J. Bryan, who spoke in Ohio
in the interest of Wilson, said this
morning that the Wilson figures
would be greatly increased when the
returns from the country are in.
Late last night, shown a dispatch
which said that he was leading, Col
onel Roosevelt at his home at Oyster
Bay declined to make any statement.
Minneapolis, May 22.Indictment
of keepers of seven smaller down
town hotels and rooming houses on
charges of selling liquor without li
censes, the challenging by three
municipal court judges of a criticism
by Mayor James C. Haynes that the
courts have in the past made it hard
for the police to put blind pigs and
resorts out of business and the de
cision of three committees having
charges against the police depart
ment to refuse to submit them to
Mayor Haynes at his police hearing
Friday were three independent de
velopments today in the "moral
clean-up" agitation in Minneapolis.
The seven indictments were returned
after two BurnB detectives had testi
fied before the Hennepin county
grand jury. At 2 p. m. four of the
indicted keepers had been arrested on
bench warrants issued by District
Judge H. O. Dickinson.
New Yorkllan Takes English Bride.
London, May 22.At one of the
most fashionable weddings, London
has seen this season Miss Julia San
ford Chapin, daughter of Robert
Chapin, today became the bride of
R. B. Alsop of New York. The cere
mony was performed at St. Marga-
^followla hy a large rseeptlonT^^^
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Governor Eberhart Offers $200 to Be
Paid to Man Who Captures
SHERIFF OFF ON THIRD TRIP
Hag Gone to the Rapid River Conn
try To Head Fugitive Off
WAS LAST SEEN AT TAMARACK
Called at Home of Joe Rogers, Ten
Miles North of Red Lake, For
Something to Eat.
Through the efforts of Sheriff Has
en and County Attorney Torrance,
Governor Eberhart has offered a re
ward of $200 for the capture of
Charles Swanland,. said to be the
slayer of David Vidstrom on May 14.
Since the shooting, Swanland has
been at large in the woods to the
north and west of Kelliher and the
last reports of him are that he is
striking north through the Red Lake
Sheriff Hazen left this morning to
make his third effort to capture
Swanland and is prepared to stay out
until he can bring his man back. In
order to head the fugitive off from
Canada, Sheriff Hazen went to the
Rapid river country and will work
south. Swanland is said to be heav
ily armed and well provisioned and
is expected to make trouble before
submitting to arrest.
The last-reports say that Swanland
was seen at North Tamarack yester
day and called for something to eat
at the home of Joe Rogers, whose
homestead is located about ten miles
north of Red Lake. The sheriff is
now in the Rapid River country pre
pared to stay until he effects the
capture of his man.
It is believed that Swanland is un
sound mentally and rumors are to the
effect that the homsteaders in that
vicinity are afraid of their lives with
him armed and running at large, and
that as a result the reward was of
fered in order to effect his immediate
capture. When the sheriff was on
his trail and within ten miles of him,
it was though that Swandland would
come out of the woods and give him
self up, but instead he has kept un
der cover and is continuing his
march toward Canada. Mr. Hasen
took with him a fresh supply of am
munition and also placards- with a
description of the man, including the
photograph and announcing the $200
With the information now at hand
and the reward offered, which it is
understood will go to anybody but
the sheriff, providing the man is cap
tured, Swanland will doubtless be in
custody within a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fullerton who
spent a few days with the S. Nelson
family, returned to Bemidji Friday
Mr. and Mrs. H. Bailey went to
Leonard Thursday, returning Friday.
Among those who went to Bemidji
Saturday were Tollif Mackelby. H.
Koppang and H. Funkly.
Mary Beckon and her sister of Be
midji, came home. for a few days*
H. Kirkyold spent Monday in Be
the Leonard nine, but owing to the
rain no game was played.
J. Sannan and wife left Tuesday,
morning for Bagley where fkef
A larre crowd attended the auc
tion at J. Sanuan's Saturday.
Conrad Tinn, Conrad Nelson, Tol-"
lif Mackelby, J. Olson, O. Negaard,
H. J. Holton s?ent last Thursday in
The celebration at Fram hall was
well attended.. The program render- *xl
ed by the young people was very
good and showed good training. fpgj+
Services Sunday was well attended.
Reverend Parks of Shevlin, will be
here again June2. pg%
Ladies' Aid society" 'meets with**
Mrs. L. Klinger Thursday, May 30.
Miss Lottie Smith returned to her
home near Aure Thursday morning
after having spent the.week with
friends in Pinewood.
.Byron Gordon spent Saturday and
Sunday with J. Dodge.
The Pinewood baseball nine went
to Leonard Sunday intending to best