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FOR BEST POTATOES
Must Be Grown By a Boy or Girl
of Beltrami County Without
OFFERS RANGE FROM $20 TO $2
Will Total $100, Half Being Voted
By Commissioners and Half By
AGE LIMIT JEN TO EIGHTEEN
Open to All School Children Between
These YearsWill Have Corn
Contest Next Year.
One hundred dollars is being of
fered this year to be distributed in
prizes for the best potatoes grown in
Beltrami county by the boys and
girls. There will be sixteen prizes,
ranging down from $20 for first to
$2 each for the last five. Of the
prize money, $50 is offered by the
county and $50 by the extension di
vision of the University College or*
The prizes are offered for the best
peck of potatoes exhibited at the
county fair. As conditions, the peck
must have been grown by a boy or
girl between the ages of ten and
eighteen, the potatoes must have
been from a plot at least one-eighth
of an acre in size, hills fourteen inch
es apart and rows three feet apart.
The grower must keep a complete
record of all operations and be able
to furnish a financial statement
showing total cost. He must write a
history of not over 500 words telling
how he grew his crop.
Awards will be made on the fol
Yields of potatoes secured. .70%
Financial statement showing
economy of production 10%
Written history 10
Peck sample 10
The yield and size of crop must be
authenticated by the school board of
the district in which the contestant
lives. All students producing more
than 250 bushels to the acre will re
ceive a gold roll of honor pin.
County Superintendent Stewart
and Professor Bergh, of the High
school, have charge of the contest
for this county. With sixteen boys
and girls eligible it is expected that
the interest will be keen. Beltrami
county is noted for its large potato
yields and it is hoped that more will
be on the honor roll from this county
than from any other in the state.
Bulletins are being mailed out this
afternoon calling attention to' the
prize of $50 that will be offered next
year in the corn growing contest and
advising that the necessary acre of
land be selected and prepared at
Unique Court Cases.
John Nixon, arrested at Williams,
May 20, for running a blind pig, was
brought before Judge Stanton last
night. He waived examination and
pleaded guilty. Before sentence was
passed, he told the court that he was
running an "orderly disorderly"
house at Cedar Spur. Nixon said
that he would allow no on in his
place after dark, but that a few
nights ago some drunken men want
ed more liquor and when he would
not sell to them, battered in the
front door with a sixteen foot two
by-four. The stick came through the
panel hitting him in the temple and
laying him out. Judge Stanton sen
tenced him to thirty days in jail and
a fine of $50, in default of which he
is to stay thirty more.
Fred Miller was sentenced to the
state penitentiary last night for at
tempted burglary of the Schwandt
and Marin store in April. He was
arrested under the name of William
Merrill, but investigation disclosed
that his real name is Fred Miller and
that he has seen service in the navy
sHe asked the court to sentence him
under his real name in order that he
wguld not lose his pension.
Mrs. Farkhurst Sentenced.
London, May 23.Mrs. Emmeline
Parkhurst, the militant suffragette
leader, and Mr. and Mrs. Pethick
Lawrence, joint editors of "Votes for
Women," were found., guilty yester
day on the charge of conspiracy and
inciting to malicious damage'to prop
erty. Each was sentenced to nine
Elect One More Bishop.
Minneapolis, May 23.(Special)
At 5:30 last night it was announced
that another bishop had been elected
by the general conference of the
Methodist church in session here.
Rev. Napthali Luccock, D. D., of
St. Louis, was elected bishop on the
A feature of the session yesterday
was the buying of a table by Judge
Andrus, of New York, who is also
owner of the Andrus Building here.
He bought the table for $1,500, and
then gave it back to the Morristown
colored institution at Morristown, N.
J. It was made by. students of that
school. It was again put up at auc
tion and Judge Andrus was again the
successful bidder paying $1,100 or a
total of $2,600 for the table.
The table is made of 708 pieces of
wood, each representing some phase
of the history of Methodism. The
wood includes a piece from John Wes
ley's desk and pieces of wood sent by
every conference in the church. E.
Gideon Bek, lay delegate from the
south German conference, acted as
auctioneer, and Mr. Andrus had sev
eral competitors in the bidding.
Late Political News.
RESULTS IN OHIO.
District delegates elected for Roos
District delegates elected for
Delegates at large (in doubt).... 6
Popular plurality for Roosevelt
Counties carried by Roosevelt. .45
Counties carried by Taft 14
District delegates elected for Har
District delegates elected for
Woodrow Wilson 7
Bryan First Choice.
Marshall, Minn., May 23.The
Lyon county democratic convention
indorsed W. J. Bryan as first choice
for president and Wilson for second
choice. Ten delegates were elected
to the state convention.
Lindberg a Candidate.
Akeley, May 23. (Special to the
Pioneer)Word has been received
here from Washington on apparently
good authority that Congressman
Lindberg, at present representing the
Sixth Minnesota district in the House
of Representatives, is to file for the
nomination for state senator to fill
the position now occupied by Sena
tor Nelson. Congressman Lindberg
will oppose James A. Peterson of
Minneapolis. BRYAN SAYS WILL NOT RUN
Minneapolis, May 23.William
Jennings Bryan yesterday declared
before the Methodist Episcopal con
ference that he was not and did not
ever again expect to be a candidate
"I do not want you to think I am,
or ever expect to be a candidate for
office," he said. "I am content to
spend the remainder of my years in
Pandemonium reigned when Bry
an who is to speak in the auditorium
tonight, unexpectedly appeared on
the stage, immediately after the
Mr. Bryan was introduced by Bish
op Warren and when he arose was
greeted with prolonged applause.
From the main floor to galleries
delegates and visitors alike stood
waving arms and handkerchiefs and
cheering and several ministerial dele
gates in clerical garb were seen to
jam two fingers into their mouths
and to emit shrill whistles with true
boyhood enthusiasm. Cries of "speech,
speech," prompted Mr. Bryan to say
that he did not intend to make a
speech until evening.
"You are very kind to ask m& to
make a speech," he said, "but I am
sure that it is more a matter of cour
tesy than a matter of desire on your
part." The declaration provoked
laughter and cries of "No! No!"
Buys Sanderson Block.
Last Thursday a deal was effected
whereby J. A. Dalton becomes thr
owner of the building occupied by
him at Third street and Beltrami av
enue. This property was formerly
owned by W. H. Sanderson of Chip
pewa Falls, Wisconsin. Mr. Dalton
is contemplating improvements on
the building among which will be :i
new front for the restaurant, a new
brick foundation under the entire
building, leveling all the floors and
painting the entire block.
Big Lumber Deal.
Marinette, Wis., May 23.The
consummation of a $1,000,000 lum
ber deal was announced yesterday in
the purchase by Edward Hines of the
Edward Hines Lumber company of
Chicago of the entire cut of two mills
owned by Senator Isaac Stephenson.
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 22, BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1912.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
Won Lost P.C.
Columbus 23 14 .622
Minneapolis 21 13 .618
Toledo 21 13 .618
Kansas City 18 18 .500
St. Paul 17 20 .459
Milwaukee 13 19 .406
Louisville 13 19 .406
Indianapolis 13 23 .361
Milwaukee 1, Minneapolis 7.
Indianapolis 3, Toledo 6.
Louisville 5, Columbus 4.
Won Lost P.C.
New York 22 6 .786
Cincinnati 22 9 .710
Chicago 15 14 .517
Pittsburgh 12 14 .462
Philadelphia ...11 16 .407
St. Louis 13 19 .408
Brooklyn 9 18 .333
Boston 11 19 .36 7
St. Louis 2, Philadelphia 3.
Cincinnati 1, New York 6.
Chicago 10, Brooklyn 6.
Boston 3, Pittsburgh 0.
Won Lost P.C.
Chicago 24 8 .750
Boston 19 10 .655
Washington 15 14 .517
Detroit 15 16 .48 i
Cleveland 13 14 .481
Philadelphia 12 14 .462
New York 8 18 .308
St. Louis 8 20 .288
Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 5.,
Washington 5, Detroit 4.
Boston 9, Cleveland 0.
New York 5, Chicago 11.
Small Chimney Fire.
A small chimney fire called out the
department shortly before noon to
day. It was located in a house next
to the handle factory. The damage
was said to be nominal.
JUDGE LINDSEY RE-ELECTED
Denver, Col., May 23.The citi
zens ticket headed by Henry J. Ar
nold for mayor, defeated that of tb.3
Speer Democratic organization at
Tuesday's election by a plurality of
more than 12,328, according to late
returns. Juvenile Court Judge Ben
Lindsey, was re-elected by an over
Judge Lindsey today said:
"The victory vis the culmination of
a twenty-year light. The pillagers
and plunderers have b*ei*&xposeil
and repudiated, as they have been in
San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Minneapo
lis and other cities. It was a great
uprising of an indignant people."
Christian X., the New Ruler of Denmark
His Mother arid His Father, the Late King.
King Christian X., who became the ruling head the Unuisb uatiou upon We recent death of bis father, fit fate'
King Frederick VIII.. is forty-two years of age. Thf uueeu. whom he married lu'1898. was Princess Alexandria*,
of Mecklenburg. The new crown prince. Christian's oltivsi son. is thirteen, years of-age. The late King Frederick
had reigned only since 1906. He was a brother of Queen Alexandra^ England and the dowager empress of Bus
sia. His widow, who becomes dowager queen, was princess Louise^Sweden and Norwav and at the time of
her marriage was reputed tp be the tallest and richest prtocess In iBSuroee-haFing inherited large fortune! both fro
Prince Frederick of the Netherlands ^KI o_*.v :&&&&.. i.Z*.- _.-. "rrMiWrum
OUTDOOR CONCERT MAY 23.
The program for May 23 follows:
1. MarchOur Mascot. Free! Jewell
2. Selection from Fortune Tel
ler Victor Herbert
3. WaltzSweet Remem
brance B. J. St. Clair
4. Trombone soloGayety. .Hartley
5. MarchPride of Bemidji Alden Remfrey
6. OvertureFall of Jerico
:__ _-,_:.- Mailjochard
.7. SelectionThe Old Town"
8. MarchLittle Traveler...,
PRESENT SYLVIA TONIGHT
Cass Lake Talent tp Stage Operetta
Under Auspices of Ladies of
SPECIAL NUMBERS PROVIDED
"Sylvia," an operetta, will be pre
sented |IJ the cityjiall this evening-at
8:30^ The play will be given by
Casg Lake talent and members o? !8e*
company arrived this afternoon. The
proceeds of the entertainment will
go to the Episcopal church. Follow
ing the operetta this evening, mem
bers of the cast will be entertained
at an informal luncheon in the din
ihing room of the Rex hotel.
Among the specialties to be given
this evening will be violin solos by
Mrs. Sanborn, vocal solo by Mrs.
Dunning, reading bfc Mis&Fisk and a
Swedish act in costnm by Mrs. Tay
lor. Misses Ruth Wightman and Ha
zel Pease will acfc as accompanists,
and J. H. Nason will be musical di
Sylvia, played by Miss May Chris
tensen, is a girl of noble birth who
becomes dissatisfied with her condi
tion and wishes to change places
with Betty, played by Mrs. C. M.
Taylor, who is a farmer's daughter.
They, change and the situation be
comes complicated. Their lovers,
each play a prominent part, but all
TO PRESENT MILES STANDISH
Students of Eighth Grade Select Old
I Story of the Puritans.
Students of the Eighth grade will
present their commencement play in
the Armory tomorrow evening. The
play this year is "The Courtship of
Miles Standish" and will tell the old
Puritan story'bf Miles Standish, John
Alden and Priscilla Mullens.
The play is cast in seven short
scenes. Between the scenes, groups
of children from the Eighth and Sev
enth will present various marches
and drills. One of the features of
the evening will be a gun drill for
which the children were drilled by
John Hillaby, formerly first lieuten
ant of Company of Bemidji.
For several weeks, those who will
take parts have been drilling two
and three times a week and have
reached a point where it is said they
will present a finished production.
Several 'dress rehearsals have been
held in the Armory. Those who will
take the leading parts are: Miles
Standish-, Willie Ward John Alden,
Alex Cameron Priscilla Mullens, Lu
cile Mortz Elder, William Kolste
Messenger, Earl Mclver. Tickets are
now on sale at twenty-five cents
Inspect Local Plant.
C. W, Cobb, superintendent of
schools, W. E. Erickson, president of
the board of education, and Howard
Baker, member of the board, are here
from Brainerd inspecting the indus
trial platit of the High school. Brain
intends to start cooking, sewing,
manual training, and normak depart*
ments next, year and the committee
was recommended to Bemidji as an
example of what may be
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
ADVISE PAVING OF
THE NYMORE ROAD
Joint Committee of Council and Com
mercial Club Unanimous In
MAY CALL SPECIAL ELECTION
Aldermen Will Be Asked to Instruct
Mayor to Hold One to Decide on
USE SINKING FUND MONIES
City Can Bny its Own Paper Thns
Using Money WhSch Would Lie
Idle for Three Years.
If plans made at the joint meeting
of the Commercial club and city
council committees last night in the
Commercial club rooms do not mis
carry, the council, at its next meet
ing, will be asked to call a special
election for the voting of bonds to
pave the street running to Nymore.
The two committees agreed last
night that the street should be paved
from the M. and I. freight depot on
Bemidji avenue where it will con
nect with other paving, to the city
limits. The city line is at the first
railroad crossing east of the yards of
the Crookston Lumber company. It
is proposed to make the pavement of
cement, similar to those laid in Be
midji last summer, and to construct
a highway twenty feet wide,
Estimates^ on the cost of the im
provement range from $12,000 to
S 15,000. One half of this will be
paid by the city, and the other half
by the M. and I. railroad and the.
Crookstoir- Lumber company."r^Rail-
road right of way eannot be assessed
for such improvements but the land
in question lies on the north side of
the road and is leased by the Crook
ston Lumber company as ground for
From the city limits to the center
of Nymore village, the road drops
down on a six or seven per cent
grade and makes the hauling hard for
about one-quarter of a mile. It has
been suggested that Nymore pave the
road from the railroad tracks Into
Nymore, thus giving a paved street
over 6,000 feet long leading east for
The next council meeting will be
held Monday evening, June 3, at
which time a resolution will be intro
duced instructing the mayor to call
a special election to vote on a bond
issue of an amount to be decided by
that time. If this resolution passes
the council, and present indications
are that it will, the election will be
called at once and the matter speedily
It was suggested last night that
the city handle the proposed bond is
sue itself, taking the money from the
sinking fund. The sinking fund at
present has enough on hand to fin
ance the proposition and will not
need the money for three years. The
city can issue bonds of the improve
ment revolving fund to a local bank
and then buy the bonds as an invest
ment for the sinking fund. In this
manner the city will save itself the
interest money on the bond issue, as
otherwise the sinking fund money
will be lying idle for several years.
The meeting of the two committees
was well attended by others interest
ed in the matter and the general sen
timent appeared to be in favor of
paving the street.
The Grand Army of the dead
continues to grow. The Grand
Army of the living is in tae af
termath. The evening shadows
of life are falling about them.
They are as brave in confronting
the great enemy of mankind that
has never been vanquished as
they were on the battlefield that
saved the nation. Love, rever
ence and patriotism demand that
we obey our more than willing
hearts and consercrate to their
memory May 30, when flowers
by land and sea wttl be the tot
tunonials of a grateful people.
Therefore, I, Adolph 0. Eber
hart, governor of the state of
Minnesota, so issue this proola
mation and earnestly urge that
observance of Thursday May'