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DIXON AS LEADER
First Act on Arriving in Chicago
Was to Replace Senator as His
FLINN IS CHIEF OF STAFF
And Together with Perkins and Mc-
Cormick Will Have Charge of
TAFT CONFIDENT OF VICTORY
President Believes He Will Land the
Nomination on First Ballot
Chicago, June 17.With the Taft
people opposing with ail their might
the Roosevelt forces, there is more
talk of a harmony candidate to come
out of this convention.
How this is to be accomplished, if
it can be accomplished at all, is as
yet a question. But probably it can
only be through the leaders of the
opposing forces coming together and
agreeing that the battle between
President Taft and former President
Roosevelt has .been so severe and so
vitrolic as to leave lasting enmities
in the event of the nornir^t'or.. of
eith.er man, which would have a per
manent and direful effect on the par
ty during the approaching campaign.
As a matter of fact, national com
mitteemen who have stood by Roos
evelt in the contest in the national
committee do not hesitate to say that
with the split in the party former
President Roosevelt could not be
elected. For that matter, national
committeemen" who have stood by
Taft speak likewise. But the lead
ing men in the opposite forces feel
that if there is a compromise on the
presidential candidate there would
naturally be a compromise on the
temporary chairman of the conven
tion and the chairman of the com
mittee of resolutions.^ That is, there
would be a compromise on Senator
Root for the former place and form
er Vice-president Fairbanks for the
These leading men in the opposing
armies are inclined to believe that
the first several ballots in the con
vention will be- a deadlock between
Taft and Roosevelt.
Of course, the Taft campaign man
agers do not admit such a contin
gency, and neither do Roosevelt's,
but then they are expected in a crit
ical situation like this to continue to
make claims. But the real inside of
the situation tonight is for a com
promise all along the line, according
to the very best information in both
Chicago, June 17.Smash went
the harmony in the Roosevelt head
quarters Saturday, making the elev
enth hour sensation of the campaign.
Colonel Roosevelt's invasion of Chi
cago brought the friction to a crisis.
Senator Joseph M. Dixon, manager of
the Roosevelt campaign up to the
time the assault on the convention
was determined, is the man struck
by the flying cogs of the Roosevelt
machinery. William Flinn, leader of
the "strong arm" forces George W.
Perkins, custodian of the "strong
box," and Medill McCormick, nimbly
stepping up and down the side lines
and who quietly faded away from the
Washington headquarters after Sen
ator Dixon took charge, are now in
Senator Dixon and Senator Wil
liam E. Borah are said to have been
strongly oposed to Roosevelt coming
to Chicago. The Flinn-Perkins-Mc
Cormick coterie, was just as deter
mined that he should come and lead
the turmoil and clatter which is ex
pected to ensue.
William Flinn of Pittsburgh is now
Colonel Roosevelt's chief of staff.
From the moment Colonel Roosevelt
touched foot in this town, Mr. Flinn
was as close to him as his shadow.
Mr. Flinn told Colonel Roosevelt that
he was already nominated in -this
convention. George W. Perkins gave
the same information to the former
president. So did Frank A. Munsey.
With the total of 573 delegates for
Taft confronting them, Mr. Flinn, Mr.
Perkins and Mr. Munsey stated to
Colonel Roosevelt that in reality
President Taft had only 535 dele
gates and in that total the entire del
egations of Louisiana, Mississippi,
Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Vir-
AT THE BIG CONVENTION
WILLIAM HAYWOOD, SECRETARY
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COM-
In National Politics
Colonel Roosevelt reached Chi
cago late Saturday and was
greeted by cheering thousands.
Senator Dixon is deposed as cam
paign leader and the Flinn-Per
kins-McCormick faction is now
Many conferences were held
last night by both factions and
talk of a compromise candidate
Republican national committee
completed contest hearings of
the 254 cases. Of this number,
235 were awarded to President
Taft and 19 to Roosevelt. At
Saturday's hearings Taft was
awarded 62 delegates26 in
Texas, 20 in Virginia, 14 in
Washington, 2 in District of Co
lumbia and 2 in Alaska. Roose
velt won 6 delegates2 each in
the third and fourteenth Texas
congressional district, and 2 in
the fourth North
Secretary Hlfes --fasftr night
claimed President Taft's election
on the first ballot with 753 votes.
P. A. NELSON WINS WATCH
Guesses Within Eleven Minutes of
Time Watch Would Bun.
P. A. Nelson, who conducts a con
fectionery store on Third street,
across from the George T, Baker jew
elry store, has been announced win
ner of the Omega watch time guess
ing contest, conducted by the Geo.
T. Baker and company jewelry store.
On Saturday morning Mr. Baker
wound an Omega watch, sealed the
package and placed it in his show
window until it ran down. The pack
age was broken this morning and it
was found that the watch ran at the
one winding, 35 hours, 22 minutes
and 43 seconds. Mr. Nelson's guess
was 35 hours, 35 minutes and 35
seconds, he being only 10 minutes
and 52 second from the correct time.
The contest proved an interesting
one and was entered into by many.
Some of the contestants guessing as
high as 60 hours, while others placed
their guess as low as 24 hours and 50
minutes. The watch given as the
prize is considered as one of the best
on the market. .".i
Grady Must Pay Wife.
James Grady was arraigned in
municipal court this morning on a
warrant sworn out by his wife, Mary
Grady, charging him with non-sup
port. During the trial it developed
that Grady had contributed $72.00
toward the support of his wife and 5
minor children since last October.
The court ordered Grady to pay his
wife $20.00 per month. The Gradys
came here recently from Fisher, Min
JJagley Ties and Wins.
A baseball game played at Fosston
Friday afternoon resulted in a 3 to
3 tie, the contesting teams,being Bag
ley and Fosston. The batteries were,
for Bagley .Cisler and Meyers and for
Fosston, Satar and Kronschnable. In
a game played at Bagley yesterday
the team of that city defeated Fosston
4 to 0. Emerson pitched for Bagley,
while Hopp did the heavy work for
Fosston. Bagley would like to se
cure a date with'Bemidji.
Mrs. F. L. Bursley has gone to Big
Lake and Minneapolis where she will
spend the next three weeks visiting
friends and relatives^
BEMIDJI VICTOR IN
Baseball Team of this City Wins from
Walker Nine by Four to Three
SMILEY STRIKES OUT EIGHTEEN
While Johnson, a High School Lad,
Fitches Sensational Ball for Cass
NOSE OUT VICTORY IN NINTH
Locals Come from Behind in Last In
ning and Fush Over Winning
Run Without a Hit.
After pitching unbeatable baseball
for seven innings, Young Johnson,
Walker's high school pitcher, lost his
stride and allowed Bemidji to score
a victory in yesterday's game at the
Fair Grounds, the score at the end
of the battle being four to three in
favor of Bemidji.
Until' the last inning, when Be
midji scored two runs on errors, the
locals were on the short end of the
score. But with a determination to
retain their winning gait they went
to bat to make a final effort to land
the game, and with the aid of Walk
er's third baseman who fumbled a
liner accomplished the feat.
Smiley, Bemidji youthful pitcher,
not to be outdone by his young rival,
also pitched good ball, striking out
IS of the visitors.
Johnson allowerf only two hits
during the entire contest, these com
ing in the eighth inning.
The throwing to bases of Bosco,
Walker's catcher, added to the fea
ture of the afternoon.
Smiley allowed only three hits, hit
three, passed two, and errors back of
him gave Walker the majority of
The batteries were, for Bemidji,
Smiley and Schafla for Walker,
Johnson and Bosco. Bill Wilson,
manager of the sub-agency of Ar
mour and company, located in this
city, umpired the game.
Efforts are being made by Grand
Rapids to secure a game with Be
midji to be played here June 30, but
as Walker wishes to play here again
on that date, Manager Davis is some
what undecided as to which will be
placed on the schedule.
During the temporary absence of
Mr. Davis from the city, Al Houston
has charge of the team.
Thirty-five Boys Enroll.
At noon today 35 boys had en
rolled at the University Week Boys'
Camp which has been pitched at the
Fair Grounds. It is expected that at
least 10 or 15 more will enroll today
E. H. Reff, clerk of court of Clear
water county, came up from Bagley
today on business.
Here Two Days Next Week for Fur
pose of Hearing Any Complaints
As To Taxes.
ALSO CONFER WITH ASSESSORS
On Wednesday and Thursday of
next week one of the members of the
state tax commission will viBit Be
midji for the purpose of hearing any
complaints or suggestions relative to
taxes and assessments which any of
the taxpayers of the cironty may de
sire to make.
The commissioner will also confer
with any of the assessors of the
county who wish to consult him in
regard to their duties.
The visit will be entirely informal
and a cordial invitation is extended
to all to meet the commissioner at
ALUMNI READY FOR GAME
Old Time University Men Are in
Readiness to Give Glee Club Hot
ATTORNEY BROWN TO HURL
Arrangements have been complet
ed for the baseball game which is to
be staged at the fair grounds Thurs
day afternoon between the Bemidji
alumni.of the University and the
Glee club. it
Hal Huffman, who-recently re
turned from the University where he
is studying law, has'taken up the
heavy duties of forming the nine
from the abundance of worthy ma
terial, -and this mornins announced
that he has.his. entire, Une-up com
plete. ''-'"-C: '"-V
The line-up follows:
Monte Brown, captain and pitch
er Hal Huffman, catcher E. H.
Denu, 1st base Zeck Robinson, 2nd
base Lycan, short stop W. L.
Brooks, 3rd base Kinney, Baer and
Barker will have charge of the outer
and Huffman an-
nounce that they believe that they
have gotten together an unbeatable
organization, and that the above line
up is subject to change.
Other features have been arranged
for the contest. A band will be in
attendance throughout the entire
game, and the Glee club will sing
Although Dr. Vincent has other ar
rangements for Thursday, an effort
will be made to bring him here to
umpire the game.
St. Paul 04, Indianapolis 12.
Milwaukee 38, Louisville 03.
Chicago 4, Boston 6.
Philadelphia 8, Detroit 6.
Representatives of Minneapolis Bus
iness Houses Will Have Oppor
tunity to Meet Bemidji Men.
ARRIVE 6:15 IN THE EVENING.
Remaining in the City Until Early
Thursday Morning When They
Froceed to "Falls."
TRIP TO INCLUDE 1,126 MILES.
Winnipeg, Crookston, Brainerd, Inter
national Falls Will Be Among
the Towns Visited.
On Wednesday evening of this week
the Minneapolis Trade Excursion will
The purpose of this excursion is
to give the representatives of the
Minneapolis business houses an op
portunity to personally meet the men
of Bemidji and Northern Minnesota.
The special will arrive at Bemidji
at 7:55 in the evening, one hour
later than previously advertised ow
ing to a change in the schedule at
The entire evening will be spent in
looking over the city and the Com
mercial club will have open house,
in order that all may become ac
Early Thursday morning the spec
ial will continue to International
Falls where the entire day will be
spent in visiting the paper mill and
other places of interest in that city.
They will return to Minneapolis
through Bemidji and Brainerd Thurs
day evening, spending Friday in
More than one thousand- miles will
be included in the trip and all towns
of importance in Northern Minnesota
will be visited. The excursion will
extend as far as Winnipeg.
Iowa Man Buys Farm Here.
E. O. Whitney of Jefferson county,
Iowa, has purchased a one hundred
sixty acre farm near Anderson's Sid
ing in the town of Northern on the
Red Lake road, several miles north
of the city. Mr. Whitney will at
once stock his farm, he having al
ready received a carload of machine
ry, as well as some cattle, chickens,
ducks and geese. He thoroughly un
derstands the farming business and
will no doubt meet with success in
this north country, where the soil
has made many farmers well to do.
Miss Amanda Anderson arrived in
the city Friday and will be~the guest
of her mother, Mrs. P. N. Anderson,
for the summer. Miss Anderson has
spent the past two years traveling
throughout the west. Nearly all of
the past year has been spent in Boise
MINNESOTA MEN "ARRIVE
Delegates to the Republican Nation
al Convention Arrive at City of
SENTIMENT AGAINST RIVALS
BY HAROLD J. DANE.
St." Paul, June 17.(Special)
Going to Chicago on a special train
over the Chicago and Northwestern
railway, the members of the Minne
sota delegation who are not already
in Chicago left St. Paul last night at
8:30. They were accompanied by
several members of the press and oth
er Minnesota men who are going
down to the big convention. Both
.L. Stevens and F. S. Lycan from
the Ninth district, went to Chicago
last week and were there when
The Minnesota delegation will
meet in room 8, Congress hotel, this
afternoon at 2 p. m. to effect its or
ganization and decide on its plan of
action. It seems to be generally con
ceded that Moses E. Clapp will either
be made chairman of the delegation
or will represent it on the resolutions
committee. Judge Purdy* of Minne
apolis, has been sitting by proxy
with the national committee.in the
contest cases and it is probable that
he will be given a place on the cre
At the meeting this afternoon, I.
A. Caswell will be formally elected
national committeeman to succeed
Frank B. Kellogg. There was some
little talk of re-electing Kellogg but
the majority of the delegates declare
such an action cannot be considered.
In Minneapolis and St. Paul there
appears to have developed much sen
timent against both Taft or Roosevelt
during the past three or four weeks.
Many prominent Republicans state
that in case either wins the nomina
tion, ithey wjjl, vote the Democratic,
ticketprovided that they can vote
for a progressive. ^"^^W^^,Z\
It appears from what these men
say that the coming fight will see
the break up of the old political par
ties and that the ballots will be cast
for progressives and conservatives.
Many are disgusted with the mud
slinging attitudes taken by both Taft
and Roosevelt in their pre-convention
campaigns. They also point out that
between the two each has just about
shown that the other is close to Wall
street and that their actual solicita
tion for the good of the people is
more apparent than real.
The closer one gets to Chicago, the
more talk is heard of a "dark horse"
winning the nomination. Hughes
seems to be generally considered as
the man with the best chances of get
ting the nomination. At this stage
of the game it is mere conjecture as
at present the selection of the tempo
rary chairman is more important
than the actual nomination since
through his committees he may con
trol the seating of
Delegates from North Dakota are
receiving especial attention since it
is believed that their ten votes may
hold the balance of power in the con
vention. They go pledged to La Fol
lette but it has been pointed out that
he will not receive the nomination
and that if they swing their votes to
either Taft or Roosevelt, the lucky
one will win. Taft men are working
hard with the delegation pointing
out that the assistance of the dele
gation will allow them to seat their
own chairman While if they go for
Roosevelt, his nomination will be as
sured and that as he did not play
square with La Follette they cannot
consistently help him.
The North Dakota delegation left
Minneapolis at 8 p. m. Saturday
night in a special car and their last
instructions were to stand for La Fol
lette until released and not to con
sider a second choice. a
Suihnter' School Starts Wor&T
Thirty-eight have enrolled today
for the summer school course which
is to be given at the Central school
during the next six weeks. Profes
sor Dyer said this morning that he
thought this attendance very good,
and that he believed the number
would reach at least 50. Summer
school for the grades also began this
morning with an enrollment of 26.
There will be no afternoon sessions
of summer school, the daily work
starting at 7:30 a. m. and continu
ing until noon.
Miss Myn Lyons has returned from
Verndale, Minn., where she has spent
the past two weeks with her par
enta.-iJiJise Lyons has been engaged
NOW IN SESSION
Morning Speakers Did Not Arrive in
Time for Program but Afternoon
-Talks Were Given.
SEVERAL CHANGES ARE MADE
Dr. Young Will Lecture on "Commit
sion Government" This Evening
at High School.
MISS R0WE WILL NOT TALK
Her Place on Tomorrow's Program
Having Been Filled By Miss
This afternoon at 2 o'clock Uni
versity Week was begun in Bemidji,
the forenoon program not being held
because of the fact that the speakers
who were to lecture did not arrive in
Several changes*have been made
in the program for today and tomor
row. This evening's entertainment
will be in the form of a lecture on
the "Commission Form of Govern-
ment," by Dr. J. S. Young, professor
of political science at the state uni
versity. Dr. Young is a well known
lecturer.. This address will take the
place of a dramatic recital which was
to have been given by Miss Hetland,
who was on the program this after
noon, giving a reading on "The Dawn
of a Tomorrow."
One change has been made for
Tuesday, Miss Margaret Baker, of the
Agricultural College, replacing Miss
Bess Rowe on the program.
Tomorrow's program follows:
9:30-10:15"Social Life in Town,
and Country," John Munite o* Co^
10:15-11:00"The Nutritive and
Money Values of Foods," Miss Bess'
Rowe, Department of-Home Econom
ics, College of Agriculture.
11:00-11:45"The School and the
Nurse," Trained Nurse.
2:00-2:45"A Changed View of Ed
ucation," Superintendent John Mun
2:45-3:30 "Guatemala,^ Mrs.
George E. Vincent
3:30-4:30Reading Hour: Miss
Elizabeth Wallace, assistant professor
of Romance languages University of
8:00 P. M.University Dramatic
club in "The Merchant of Venice."
COUNCIL TO ACT TONIGHT
Will Vote on Ordinance Which if
Passed Will Cause Special Elec
tion in Connection
WITH PAVING NTMORE ROAD.
Members of the Bemidji city coun
cil will this evening have introduced
for their consideration an ordinance
bearing on the paving of the road
leading from this city to Nymore.
Ever since the visit of the railroad
commission to Nymore early in the
spring, which was for the purpose
of investigating as to the advisability
of erecting depots, in that city, there
has been continual talk of paving
the street. v.-
Minnesota Labor Federation.
Brainerd, Minn., June 17.A rec
ord-breaking attendance of delegates
was present today when the annual
convention of the Minnesota State
Federation of Labor was called to or^I^
tier by President E. G. Hall. Rou-r
tine business and the discussion of
legislative measures affecting the inf^"
terests of organized labor are e*|l*
pected to keep the convention .taj^
an entire week. ^iSfwef* *\^?-C^"
For years the road has been InW h^^tg* :g
a heavy condition that large wagon ^^v=-g
loads could hardly be drawn through f-^^^^k
The people of Nymore place their ^-tlpS
chief argument for a depot on the
fact that this road is in such a bad
condition and makes travel between
the two places almost impossible
If the ordinance passes the coun
cil after its required number of
readings a special election will be
called and the voters of Bemidji will
be given an opportunity,to show.thefcg
desire in the matter.