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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 23.
MANY VISITORS DUE
Attractions Already Scheduled Prom
ise to Make it the Busiest of
UNIVERSITY MAIN ATTRACTION
Will Be Supplemented By Summer
School, C. E. Convention, Boys'
MUST SEII 350 TICKETS
Commercial Club Guaranteed $300
to Bring Extension Course to
Bemidji people will have a busy
time the third week in June if noth
ing more is scheduled than has been
done already. Some time ago, this
week was selected as University week
for this section of the state and since
then added attractions have been
piling up until it bids fair to be the
busiest of the summer
This is the program to date.
University weekFeaturing a
boys camp at the fair grounds, daily
session in the High school, and even
ing entertainments down town.
District Christian Endeavor con
Summer schoolstarts on Monday,
Tuesday, June 18Republican
nominating convention in Chicago.
Wednesday, June 19Visit of the
Commerce association from Minne
apolis coming by special train.
Thursday and FridayMeeting of
the Northern Minnesota Develop
ment association in International
Falls to which ten men have been
elected as delegates.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Meeting of the Northern Minnesota
Editorial association at Grand Rap
In order to get the University at
tractions for one week it was neces
sary for the Commercial club to
guarantee $300 to cover expenses
This the club did, but does not feel
that it should provide the entertain
ment free for the city. This week,
season tickets are being placed on
sale at $1 each and the proceeds of
the ticket sale will go to the guar
antee fund. It will be necessary to
sell at least 350 season tickets to cov
er expenses A season ticket will ad
mit one to each entertainment of the
week Those who do not have sea
son tickets will have to buy evening
tickets at a slightly increased price
The program of Bemidji speakers
as announced from the University is
Monday Lecture by Dr. Vincent.
Tuesday"The Merchant of Ven
ice" by the University Dramatic club
tion of liquid air and the gyroscope
ThursdayConcert by University
Glee club and assisting soloists.
FridayIllustrated lecture, "How
Minnesota Educates Her People."
Any two of the evening entertain
ments is considered worth the price
of a season ticket. It is expected
that the combination of attractions
offered in Bemidji that week will
bring in several hundred visitors
May Unseat Dunn.
Minneapolis, May 24.Opposition
is developing to the re-election of H.
H. Dunn as speaker of the Minnesota
house at the extra session to begin
June 4. Secret conferences have
been held between county members
with Minneapolis members of the
house with a view of calling a Re
publican caucus and naming a new
speaker. The old organization does
not hold over, and Dunn is up for re
The candidates talked of to head
the oppositnon are R. A. Burnquist
of St. Paul, W. I. Nolan of Minne
apolis and Henry Rines of Mora.
LINDBERGH COMES OUT.
Minneapolis, May 24.(Special
Pioneer service at 4 p. m.)Con-
gressman Charles Lindbergh this af
ternoon announced his candidacy for
the seat in the senate to succeed Sen
ator Knute Nelson. Alvah Eastman
has announced his candidacy for
Lindbergh's congressional seat.
Knute Nelson will Monday announce
his candidacy to succeed himself. Tom
Lawson, of Boston, has announced
his oawdiiMy for Senator Crane's
Elect Fifth Bishop.
Minneapolis, May 24.Francis J.
McConnell, president of Depauw uni
\ersity, Greencastle, Ind is the fifth
bishop to be elected at the present
session of the general conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church. He
was elected last night on the twenty
first ballot by a vote of 552, 22 more
than the necessary to elect
Pass Panama Bill.
Washington, May 24 The Pana
ma canal bill with its drastic pro
vision prohibiting railroads from
owning or controlling steamships
which compete against their land
lines and granting a free passage
through the canal of every vessel
bying American flags, passed the
house late yesterday afternoon by a
vote of 206 to 63
New Minister Coming.
Rock Island, 111, May 24Seven-
ty students of Augustana Lutheran
college have just been assigned pas
torates by a committee in charge.
The following go to Minnesota
churches: S H. Swanson, Moose
Lake Samuel Miller, Emil Westlund,
Minneapolis Frank Gustafson, Du
luth L. B. Benson, Thief River
Falls Oscar Ebb? -Brtttrevrtckr-Olaf
Komig, St. Paul Frank Erickson,
Evansville Albin Olson, Guyana
range Swante Anderson, Bemidji
C. Fransen, Stillwater.
DEMOCRATS TO CAUCUS
Will Meet in Their Wards Tomorrow
Evening to Elect Delegates to
GOOD STORY O N RUSSELL
Precinct caucuses for the Demo
cratic parly will be held in Bemidji
tomorrow evening from seven to
eight p. These caucuses are for
the purpose of electing delegates to
the county convention which will
be held here, May 29. The county
convention will elect delegates to the
state convention to be held in Du
luth June 6, unless a direct primary
bill is passed by the legislature in
the mean time.
Champ Clark buttons, showing a
picture of a hound flog and with the
words "You Gotta Quit Kickin* My
Dawg Around" on the edges, made
their appearance in the city this
morning and by the number of wear
ers would indicate that the Demo
cratic party of Bemidji has grown
materially in the past four years.
Bemidji Democrats are particular
ly interested in the gubernatorial
campaign as it is understood that P.
J. Russell will be a candidate for the
nomination. Commenting on this,
one of the twin city papers recently
said that whether or not Mr. Rus
sell got the nomination, he would
always be remembered by a Frank
It seems that Frank Day was dis
penser of patronage under Governor
Johnson and that Mr. Russell, so the
story goes, was dissatisfied with what
was given. Bemidji. Frank Day drop
ped into Bemidji one evening and
thought he would talk with Mr. Rus
sell and endeavor to relieve the situ
ation. So he called Mr. Russell on
"Hello, Mr. Russell. This is Frank
Day. Was going through Bemidji,
but thought I would drop in and see
you for a minute."
"Frank Day i it?" replied Mr.
Russell, "Frank Day? Well, Mr. Day,
you just keep right on going."^
THE BEMIDJ I DAILY PIONEE
RECITAL PROGRAM OUT.
Tuesday evening, a concert will
be given in the Presbyterian church
by the Christian Endeavor in order
to raise money to defray the expense
of the district convention which will
he beld here the third week in June.
Following is the program:
Minute Antique Paderewski
.Pennant -La Valse Wachs
Tarantelle in A minor Dennee
Spring Song Mendelssohn
Wedding Day Grieg
a. The Usual Way
b. The Picket Guard
c. The Blind Archer
Concert paraphrase... .Mendelssohn
"Midsummer Nights Dream"....
Grotte Sells Out.
F. A. Megroth of St. Paul today
purchased the Grotte Variety store
on Minnesota avenue. He has decid
ed to close the store for the next
ten days during which time the store
will be entir.ely remodeled and paint
ed. It will be restocked and will be
known as the White Front Variety
store Mr Megroth will leave for
St. Paul tonight to be gone for a
week. Mr. Grotte stated that as yet
he had made no plans for the imme
diate future, but expects to remain
in Bemidji for the present.
Western Yale Clubs Meet.
Si. Paul, Minn., May 25.The
twin eities were blue, very blue to
day, not the blue that goes with the
feeling, but the bright blue that ar
ouses a spirit of youthful enthusiasm
in the breast of every old "grad" of
Tale University. Both in Minneapo
lis and St. Paul the colors of Old Eli
were much in evidence, for the two
cities are acting as joint host to the
eighth annual convention of the As
sociated Western Yale clubs! The
several hundred delegates to the
gathering got together at the Min
nekahda club this morning for a
brief business session. The enter
tainment program covers two days
end has as its chief feature a ban
quet at which President Hadley of
Tale, President Vincent of the Uni
versity of Minnesota and B. J.
Phelps of Chicago, president of the
Western alumni, are to be the chief
i*SV*i*}" a ,-^Wk
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 24, 1912.
Thoro Will Bo an Increase in Price of Straw Hats This Season. The Straw Hat Crop in China Wat Ruined Dur-
ing the Recent War.News Item.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
1 American Association.
~T Won Lost P.G.
Columbus 24 13 ^.649
Minneapolis 21 14 .00
Toledo 21 14 .600
Kansas City 20 18 .526
St Paul 17 21 .447
Milwaukee 14 19 .424
Louisville 13 20 .394
Indianapolis 14 23 .378
Indianapolis 12, Toledo 6.
Louisville^ 3 .Columbus 8.
St. Paul 1, Milwaukee 7.
Minneapolis 0, Kansas City 3.
Won Lost P.C.
New York 22 6 .786
Cincinnati 22 10 .688
Chicago 15 .517
Pittsburgh 13 14 .481
St. Louis 14 17 .453
Philadelphia ...11 15 .423
Boston 11 19 .367
Brooklyn 9 18 .333
Pittsburgh 3, Boston 1.
St. Louis 11. Cincinnati 10.
Chicago 25 10
.633 .500 .633
.469 .481 .300 .296
Philadelphia ...13 14
New Tork 3 19
New Tork 4, Chicago 10.
Philadelphia 9, St. Louis 3.
Washington 6, Detroit 2.
Boston% Cleveland 9.
Change in Model Company.
W. A. McDonald has left the Mod
el Manufacturing company and at a
recent meeting, Frank J. Koors was
elected president and manager and
A. Lord secretary and treasurer of
the company.. Mr. McDonald is now
a traveling salesman for a Minneapo
lis candy house. The Model plant is
being overhauled and enlarged this
A six months free subscription to
the "Woman's Journal," the organ of
the National Woman's Suffrage as
sociation will be sent to the first
hundred libraries or ministers of
Minnesota, who apply for the same
to Mrs. A. H. Potter, 1206 S.E. 4th
Stsu Minneapolis, Minn.
Reverend Foley will preach the
baccalaurate sermon of the High
school graduating class in the Bap
tist church Sunday evening. For his
subject he has taken "Life and Life."
The senior class will attend the ser
vices in a body and sit is reserved
Wednesday evening of nejtt week,
the annual party of the juniors for
the seniors will be given in the city
hall. Invitations were issued this
week and the hall will be attractive
ly decorated in the expectation of a
large number of dancers.
Friday evening, May 31, Dr. An
drew Gillies will give the commence
ment address for the High school and
Eighth grade graduates. The exer
cises will be held in the Armory. Dr.
Gillies will not be a bishop at that
time as he withdrew from the race
Has Been in Business for-Eleven
Years in Dieffrent Locations.
Eleven years in the dry goods bus
iness in the city of Bemidji is the an
nouncement made in today's issue of
the Pioneer by the Berman Empori
um. To celebrate the day, it an
nounces its eleventh anniversary
This store first began its operation
as the Berman Emporium in 'the
building now occupied by the Aber
crombie and Gould stores on Beltra
mi avenue eleven years ago. The
store continued business there for
three years, when it moved into the
building now occupied by the Be
midji Steam Laundry, which was
erected at that time. The United
States post office at that time was
housed next door.
After conducting its business here
for two years the Emporium secured
a lease of the building it now occu
pies on Third street and has con
ducted its business at these quarters
for the past seven years. Under the
motto, "To serve the public in allnels.
dealings to the highest standard" it
has grown from a small retail store
to one of the largest dry goods hous
es in this vicinity.
May Recall Call. ~ju
The following notice has been sent
to members of the state central com
mittee of the Republican party:
"Pursuant to the suggestion of Gov
ernor Eberhart in calling the extra
session of the legislature, a meeting
of the Republican State Central com
mittee is hereby called at the* Saint
Paul hotel, St. Paul, Minnesota, Mon
day, May 27th, at eleven o'clock in
the forenoon for the purpose of re
scinding the call for the state con
vention of July 2nd, 1912. Please be
present or send your proxy to
secretary of the committee."
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Pupils of Grammar School to Stage
Old Puritan Story in Armory
THEIR COMMENCEMENT PLAT
Eighth Grade Scholars to Be Assort
ed By Special Choruses From
EXAMINATIONS BEING HELD
One in Short Farm Course Gives.
Yesterday Covers New Field
Than Usual Studies.
Students of the grammar school
will present the "Courtship of Milea
Standish" in the Armory at 8 p. m.
this evening. The playlet is being
given as the graduating play of the
Eighth grade class, and is under the
supervision of Miss Hall.
As a special feature of the even
ing, two choruses of children from
the Central school have been trained
by Miss Murray and will sing Pil
grim and Indian songs, also using
appropriate marches. Other children
will give witches, wand and gun
The examination in the short
course of agriculture was .given by
the Eighth grade students yesterday.
Thfc examination'is one which nfttst
be passed in order that the student
may graduate. The questions ax*
taken from tho&Tasked in the month
ly quizzes. The ten questions show
in a way the ground covered by th*
short course and what is taught the
students in this department. A sep
arate department is conducted for
High school students. The ten ques
tions are as follows:
1. Name four forces or agents
active in soil formation.
Classify soils as to their origin.
2. How should we plow? Give
reason or how should we cultivate*
3 Name five benefits from good
drainage or, what is root tubercles,
humus, legume, capillarywater,
4 How can we prevent "potato
scab." Or, name four* things we
can do to prevent plant diseases
5. Beginning with an apple seed
state in order five operations neces
sary to produce a good tree bearing
the variety of apples desired.
If choice grade Alsike clover can
be bought at $17 00 per 100 pounds
and the seed is 80 per cent pure of
which 90 percent germinates, how
much good clover seed will the 10d
pounds contain? How much will
the good seed cost per pound?
6. (a) Name five points desir
able in acorn plant, (b) Name five?
points desirable in an ear of corn.
Short course.name ten points to
be considered in scoring or judging
an ear of corn.
7. (a) How should seed corn be
kept so as not to spoil? (b) How
should it be tested to see if it will
8. An average ear of Minn. No.
13 Yellow Dent corn has 700 ker
If 50 kernels from the tip and
50 kernels from the butt of each ear
is discarded, how many ears are
needed to plant 5 acres, planting 3_
kernels to each hill. The hills being
36 inches apart in rows 40.
9. Name (4) two spray mixtures
used for biting insects name (4)
two spray mixtures used for sucking
insects name (2) one spray mixture
used for fungus diseases. Or, tell
how to kill the cut-worm moth and
the cut-worm larvae.
10. 8th gradename two breeds,?h
of draft horses (2), two' breeds of
dairy cattle, (10) 2 breeds of sheep,
2 breeds of hogs and 2 breeds of sS^^VjI-^g*
chickens. Or, short coursebegin- 'S\ 5,Vt^l
ning with newly cut-over land tell ^X
how you would develope it into a cul- g^g^ jt*-
tivated field and indicate a desirable.
(by naming crops yon would^E
grow in succession)^