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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 28.
Photo by American Press Association.
A Lyric For
By JOEL BENTON
ICopyright. 1912, by American Press Asso
IFT up once more the tinted bars.
From tower and steeple give them
On whose bosom shine the stars.
Let freedom's flag the Kiss of May
Feel in ail its folds today
Jn state and town, in port and bay,
Fling the nation's colors out.
Let the bands of music play
And pensive strains float ail about
While speech and song and flowers gay
Come to crown Memorial day.
In the isles of many a sea.
On the mainland broad and free,
Where'er a soldier's grave is found,
With sweet blossoms wreathe it round,
For here no scepter is nor throne
Here no tyrant rule Is known.
Tell It so the world may know
What today we surely owe
To the heroes of the past.
May their sacred offering last
In the memories that survive.
In freedom's name they kept alive.
And down the serried years to come.
Haloed be their martyrdom!
Robber Needed Shave.
Cass Lake, May 29.Special
Some time during Sunday night en-
trance was forced into H. Mullen's
hardwarestore here and a quantity
of articles taken including two re-
volvers, two pairs of shears, two ra-
zors and the entire supply of shaving
soap. The rear window was broken
into. No clues have been found.
Thoughts of a Half Century Ago
At the Grave of a Former Comrade.
Fifty jeais ngo on May 30, 1S62, General Halleck's Federal army took possession of Corinth Miss,, which had_
been e\.icu,toi in the Confederate army, commanded by General P. G. T. Beauregard, after a month's siege. On
that -dajr-alse tok plate the nrsfr noted cavalry raid of the war i\t Booneville. Miss. CoJIonel W. L. Elliott's brigade.
including Coionei Phil Shendan regiment, destroyed railroads uud other pioperty within Coui'ederate territory.
Bagley, Maj SO Special to Pio
neer The Democratic county con
\ention held here yesterday after
noon was one of the most harmoni
ous and enthusiastic ever held in the
county Delegates presentWm Mc
Glennon, Axel Ringborg and A Moen.
Delegates elected to state convention,
Rmgboig, McGlennon and Moen.
Delegates to district convention
Moen, McGlennon and Ringborg.
Delegates will go uninstructed.
Alternate, E A Schneider, of Gon
ick, will attend state convention in
place of A Ringborg. He is a Clark
man 5ther two delegates are sup
posed to be favorable to Wilson.
Cass County for Wilson.
Cass Lake, May 30.Special-The
Cass county Democratic convention
was held here last night and.Prank
Gorenflo of Cass Lake was made
chairman, with J. G. Oman, secre
tary After the committee on cre
dentials reported favorably on all
delegates present the convention
went on record in supporting E. I.
Burnett of Park Rapids as a delegate
from this 'district to the national
convention Delegates to the state
convention which will convene at
Dluth were named as follows: A.
E Johnson of Pillager, Thos. Sheehy
of Bena, Ely Wright of Walker, M.
Toole of Federal Dam and Frank
Gorenflo and J. C. Oman of Cass
Lake The convention also went on
record as sending their delegates in
structed for Woodrow Wilson for first
choice and Champ Clark, second.
Suspect Austrian of Robbing.
Cass Lake, May 29.Special.
The post office at Farris, located on
the Great Northern five miles west
of Cass Lake was broken into and
robbed Wednesday night of all the
stamps and money in the office be
sides several other articles. En
trance was gained through a rear
window Suspicion pointed to an
Austrian and a heavy set man who
looked the part of a hobo who were
seen hanging around town all day
previous Early this morning tracks
were traced for about a mile towards
Cass Lake when all trace was lost
The authorities at Walker, Bemidji
and several other nearby towns have
You cannot analyze it. It is subtle,
but it is true. It often "sleeps like the
iamb, but roused from its lethargy
breaks out with the strength of the
ion." Never was patriotism more sub
line than in the soldier of '1.
[ith crepe upon our banner*
And arm* reversed, we meet
la memory of the soldiers
Sepulchred at our feet.
They are die voiceless heroes
Who spoke where die field was
Spoke when die captain ordered!
"Fire from behind die dead."
TfTW came from farm and village*
From crowded city and plain
They marched in the sultry sunshine.
And pillowed their heads in rain.
They heard the blast of the bugle.
And quickly answered the calk
"Form line of battle-
Infantry, troopers, all/*
|Ome of these dropped bydie wayside.
Some while on picket wen shot
Some fell in the skirmish line
Some where the battle raged hot
But, alas, for the youthful soldier,
Alas, for the veteran gray.
Who languished in pitiless prisons
Where the reaper. Death, held sway
Ireaming of sides they could not see
Hoping where hope was vain
To break the guarded prison ban
And breathe free air again.
Yearning for wife or mother
Yearning to be caressed.
Or longing with broken spirit
To be, like these, at rest.
/Aver these dead nine hundred
Fold the Bag of the brave,
While the marching column halts to plant
A flag at each soldier's grave.
Violets, pinks and dairies,
Roses and lilies bring.
When the apple trees are in blossom,
And thelark and the linnet sing.
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BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDA EVENING. MAY 30. 1912.
SPECIAL TO SHOW
Will Be in Bemidji Over Sunday and
Open for Inspection on Monday
TWO CARS OF LIVE STOCK.
One More Filled With Machinery and
Two to Be Used as Lecture
OPERATED BY THE RAILROADS.
Being Taken Through the North
Country in the Interests of Im
provement of Agrfeilture.
'Personal letters have been sent out
by the University of Mipnesoty e--
to i .i'i department caur^$ the a.Loii
ti iii of farmers and land inon the
apucuiu lal special of th and
.vt xna 1. which will he in Bevidji
i tu'iday. The train rill bo open
fiom m. to 12 %u Monday
In the train will pe two coaches to
be used as lecture rooms in case of
bad weather and three baggage cars
filled with exhibits. In one car will
be good types of horses, cattle, sheep
and swine another will hold vari
ous breeds of poultihr and poultry
appliances the third will hold farm
machinery. All cars will- be open
for inspection Monday morning and
attendants will bft.reja'dy With explan
Supt. A. J. McGuire, o#the north
east experiment staticta *H. Tom
have, of the agricultural extension
division F. H. Scribrier, of the U. S.
department of agriculture andR. M.
W-ashbura^^ 4he *ia1*y- division of
will handle all live stock Subjects. *J.
E. Chapman, of the extension divi
sion, and C. E. Brown, poultry ex
pert of the northwest experiment sta
tion at Crookston, will take care of
the poultry subjects. F. B. McLeran,
of Wreshall, and A. J. McGuire, of
Grand Rapids, will speak on meth
ods they (have found to be effective
in clearing northern Minnesota land.
C. E. Brown, of Elk River, employed
as demonstration farm expert by the
Minnesota agricultural college, will
talk on soil management and pota
toes. Prof. Thomas Shaw, of the
Great Northern railway, will talk on
the growing of root and forage crops.
P. W. Merrill, formerly silo expert
of the U. S. department of agricul
ture, will give instruction, on the
construction and use of silos.
Special talks will be given for
men, for women, and for children.
Everything is free, the train car
ries nothing for sale, and,advertises
nothing. It is conducted for the im
provement of agriculture in north
BAND CONCERT TONIGHT.
A special concert in which Mem
orial Day jnusic will be featured will
be played by the Bemidji band this
evening at the city dock. The con
cert will begin promptly at 8 p. m.
In order that the band may be heard
to best advantage, Director Remfrey
has requested that all motor boats
and autos stop their engines during
the numbers. As water carries sound
for long distances, special attention
is called to the fact that 'the ex
haust from the boats can be heard
distinctly on shore when the boats
are far out in the lake.
Following is the program:
1. MarchThe American Habit Scouton
2. Selections from "Miss Nobody
From Starland" Howard
3. Medley OvertureWar Songs
of the Boys in Blue .Laurendeau
4. Grand FantasieAuld Lang
5. National MarchLost and Won
6. Chanson Joyeuse Ravina
7. MarchLights Out McCoy
DID YOU GET ONE!
Do not be left in the lurch.
The 1919 High School Annual
is out and it's the beet published
by any school of this size in the
-r May be had at Netzer's Store
and the Bemidji Pioneer omce.
Be loyal to the school and place
your order early/ They wjll
also be fq sale at the commence
ment exercises Friday night.
STEPS OF VETERANS
But Hearts Beat as True as in the
Days of Sixty-One When They
Marched to the Front.
DECORATION DAY BEAUTIFUL.
Sun, Sky and Wind Combine to Make
the Weather Conditions Glori
CEREMONIES ARE IMPRESSIVE.
Memorial Exercises Held Both in
City Hall and at Cemetery
With faltering steps and slow, but
with hearts beating as true today as
fifty years ago, the Bemidji veterans
of the Grand Army of the Republic
marched the block from the Post
rooms to the city hall at 9:40 a. m.
today. In a file behind them came
their ladies, the women who had
been left to care for the homes while
the men went to the front and who
now share Memorial Day equally
with their husbands and brothers.
Automobiles driven by members of
the Automobile club were in wait-
ing and while the Bemidji band
played patriotic airs, the veterans
and ladies were seated. At 10 o'clock
the band moved to Fifth street where
it formed* an open lane through
which the line of autos passed on its
way to the cemetery.
At the cemetery brief, but impres
sive exercises were held. The old
soldiers lined up by the side of the
road and then marched into the cem
etery. 4}nce inside, they opened ranks
and the ladies marched down the
lane thus formed. There was a pray
er by the chaplain and a reading by
Commander Smith before W. B. Ste
wart stepped forward to read an ad
dress written by the late Judge H.
Eleven years ago, the judge himself
stood before the veterans and gave
his address. It was short and to the
point but reflected strongly the char
acter of the late veteran. While it
was being read this- morning, the
large number of people present in
the cemetery listened attentively and
many seemed to actually hear the
voice of the judge again speaking
Miss Dorothy Clark read "Cover
Them Over," an ode to the dead vet
erans written by Will Carlton. Then
someone started "America" and it
was taken up by the crowd. After
the singing, the ladies decorated
graves with flowers and the autos
returned to town with their loads.
At noon, the flags of the city were
returned to full mast.
At noon, a lunch was served in
the^Post rooms and in the afternoon
services were held in the city hall at
which E. E. McDonald gave the ad
dress. The program was opened by
band music and then Commander
Smith read the orders of the day.
Following a song and a prayer by
Chaplain Martin, Adjutant Fuller
called the roll of the deadfl
Professor Stewart read Lincoln's
famous Gettysburg speech of "Four
score and seven years ago, our fa
thers brought forth upon this conti
nent a new nation." He was follow
ed by Mrs. H. W. Bailey and Mr. Mc
Donald. The exercises closed with
"Marching Through Georgia" and an
invocation by Chaplain Martin.
This evening at 8 p. m. the Be
midji band will play a concert' in the
band stand on the city dock. At the
close of the concert, Director Rem
frey will play "Taps" as the closing
event of Memorial Day.
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Oh. draw aside the drapery of glodm
And let the sunshine chase the
And gild with brighter glory every
We decorate today.
And In the holy silence reigning
While prayers of perfume bless
Where loyal souls of love and faith
Thank God that peace ts here!
And let each angry impulse that
Be smothered out of every loyal
And. rocked within the cradle of
Let every sorrow rest.
James Whltcomb RUey.
Wanted War to Go On.
During the civil war in a car on a
railroad which runs into New fork a
dramatic scene was enacted. A per*
son dressed as a gentleman, speaking
to a friend across the car, said:
"Well. 1 hope the war may last six
months longer. If it does I shall have
made enough money to retire from
business. In the last six months I've
made $100,000. Six months more and
1 shall have enough."
A lady sat behind the speaker and
necessarily beard his remarks. When
be bad finished speaking she tapped
bim on the shoulder and said:
"Sir. 1 bad two sons. One was killed
at tbe battle of Fredericksburg, and
the other was killed at the battle of
She was silent for a moment, and so
were all around wbo beard her. Then,
overcome- by her indignation, she sud
denly slapped tbe speculator, first on
one Cheek and1then
on the other. Bev
fore tbe fellow could say a word tbe
passengers sitting near who had wit
nessed the whole affair seised him and
posbe aim from tbe car..
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
A SOLDIER'S GRAVE.
ALICE E. ALLEN
A LITTLE old forgotten cemetery
Where sunlight softly streams,
Where birds and bees and blooms ef
May make merry
And winds are sweet with dreams)
A few old fashioned monuments half
Around which grasses wave,
No other sign of memory or token
By which to mark a grave,
Except an apple tree, which staepe and A
offers -3*^^^/f '*$&>
A branch of bloslioms gay &C&^
To on* lew mound, like some kind heart ^P^
that proffers &"*&&
With love its best bouquet.
Through tears I read what Time, all
By rain and frost and sun,
Has left upon the atone in tender trsft.