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FOR THE FOURTH
Independence Day to Be Observed in
Bemidji With Old Time Sports
NEIGHBORING TOWNS INVITED
Bills Have Been Posted Calling At
tention to the Offerings of
MANY CASH PRIZES ARE PUT UP
$800 Posted for the Winners of Dif
ferent EventsBagley Com
ing- for Ball Game.
Bemidji ib to celebiate the Fourth
of July in tiue old lashioned stvle
Not only will there be plenty of
noise, but there will be plenty of en
tertainment toi town and country
people. The day will open with a
salute at suniise, and fiom then un
til midnight, something has been
scheduled tor every minute
A G. Rutledge, working for the
committee in charge, last week billed
all ot the towns on the and I. from
alkei to Kelhher, on the Soo from
Federal Dam to Plummer, and on the
Great Noithein trom Bena to Bagley
In each town, he freely distributed
blight coloied lithographs announc
ing that Bemidji would have a mons
Mr Rutledge stated this morning
that in spite of the fact that Cass
Lake, Red Lake and Blackduck were
to ha\e celebiations he thought many
would come to Bemidji from those
points The Indian celebration at Red
Lake appears to be the one which
\wll draw the most from Bemidji as
a special tram is to be run to Redby
in the morning returning in the ev
Russell, city attorney of Be
midji, will delner an oration at 10
a Thursday the Library park
At that time, a short address will be
made by Buike, president of the
dav, there will be some singing and
Brown will read the Declara
tion of Independence Music will be
provided all day by the Bemidji
band The band will also play a con
cert from the bandstand at the dock
in the evening
The committee in charge of the
celebration will meet in the Commer
cial club looms at 8 Tuesday
night to consider further details
Following is a copy of the official
10am Library Park.
"America," band and audience
Remarks by T. J. Burke
Reading of the Declaration by
Oration of the clay by Russell
1 1 a mOn Thud and Beltrami
Bicycle race to lair giounds, twice
aiound the track and return Prizes
$10, $5, and $3
Potato race Pi ices $3 and $2
Fat Men's raceminimum weight
200 pounds Prizes, $5 and $3
Girls' race Prizes $3 and $2
1 30 mSpoils and races down
100 yard dash Pi ices $8 and $4
Boys' sack lace Piizes $2, $1, 75e
Ladies' race Prizes $3 and $2.
Boys' blindfold race Prizes $1 50,
$1 and 50c
2 30 mAuto races at the fair
Ladies three mile race Prizes $10
Free-for-all five mile race Prizes
$7 50, $5 and $2 30
Five mile race against time
3*45 mBall game at the fair
Bagley vs Bemidji Purse $100
5*00 mDown town
Tug-of-warCity vs Country
Prizes $15 and $10
f. 45 mCity dock.
Concert by Bemidji band.
Tub race for boys. Cash prizes.
Log rolling contest Prizes $5 and
Motor boat races
9 p. m.Grand ball at city hall un
der auspices of Bemidji fire depart
This Will Do.
CallahanOi want to git a book
to put the photographs av all me rela
tives in. Oi think this wan will do.
ShopmanBut that isn't a family
tlbum, sir that's a scrapbook.
Callahan.Oh, that's all right,
pung man all av mo relatives war*
Second Ihird Fourth
bixth Seventh Eighth Ninth
Twelfth Thirteenth Fourteenth
Eighteenth Nineteenth Tw entieth
Twenty-second Twenty-third Twenty-fourth Twenty-fifth Twenty-sixth
Records from the office of the clerk
of court of Beltrami county show
that local girls have not been at all
backward in taking advantage of
their leap year privileges. Thirty li
censes were issued June, an av
erage of one a day, as against four
teen for the same period in 1911.
The largest number of marriage li
censes issued in one day in June,
1911, was two These were issued on
June 15. The largest number issued
in 1912 was four. They were issued
on June 26 No licenses were issued
the first two days of June, 1911, or
June, 1912. Indications are that
the number of licenses which will be
issued for the year 1912 will be far
in excess of those of 1911.
Under the present state law, cou
ples applying for a license are not
required to swear to their exact age
but must certify that they are of age
and of no nearer relationship than
second cousins. Licenses are issued
the county in wMch the home of
the bride is located. The first July
license was issued this morning to
Miss Ellen Wein and August Thor
Commercially speaking, the term
"solid gold" is a misnomer, since such
gold has not been uaed for many,
many years. Some of the ancient Ro.
man jewelry and some of that of th
Renaissance period was, indeed, made
of pure gold, worked up by hand with
the crudest of tools, but since the old
days there has been a constantly In
creasing employment of alloys, for the
reason that jewelers found that the
harder the gold was rendered by good
alloys the greater its wearing quali
ties and the more secure, therefore,
was the setting of the gems it con
tained. Nowadays jewelry Is of 18,
14 or 10 carats, according to the de
sign and character of the article, and
It is much more frequently 10 than 18
Bird Slaughter Condemned.
A strong protest is being made In
South Australia against the continual
slaughter of such rare birds as the
ibis, the egret, cranes and spoonbills
to supply the demands of milliners.
The slaughter is objectionable not
only as destroying some of the most
beautiful and interesting creatures of
nature, but, according to the Journal
of Agriculture, also as rendering
South Australia ever more prone to
plagues of grasshoppers, and is a
prime cause of the decline of its fish
resources. As the wandering birds dis
appear the crustaceans that destroy
ash spawn increase the multitude.
Not the Original Liberty Bell.
A correspondent of the Literary Di
gest avers that the famous crack in
the Liberty Bell is not a crack, but
only the fac-simile of a crack. His as
sertion is that the original bell was In
deed cracked, but that the present bell
Is a recast from a model of the old
one, with the crack filled up, though
still showing the lines of the de
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 55. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 1, 1912.
BALLOT TOTALS COMPARED IN 26
ROLL CALLS AT BALTIMORE CONVENTION
352% 351 352%
354 356 361
361 358 388% 395 y2
399 402% 405 40 7%
Total number of delegates, 1,088. Necessary for choice,
Governor Foss of Massachusetts also has 43 votes.
GIRLS USE PRIVILEGE
leap Year Shows Marked Increase in
Number of Marriage licenses
THIRTY TAKE MONTH OF JUNE
123 11 5%
110% 112% 112% 125 130 12 1%
115 116% 11 5%
SAID LOST IN
Winnipeg, July 1.Following a
day of thunder storms and high
winds, a cyclone struck Regina, Sask.,
at 6 m. Sunday night leaving death
and destruction in its track. It is
estimated that 200 people have been
killed and reports place the property
loss at $14,000,000.
The Regina telephone exchange
was wrecked and it is believed that
the fifteen girls employed in the
plant lost their lives Other buildings
destroyed are the Standard block, the
First Baptist church and the Bacid
and Bottell building. Only one tele
graph wire is working, all others be
ing down. A special train left Win
nipeg shortly after nine o'clock on
Sunday night with doctors, nurses,
Coming from the south, the cyclone
first struck the new parliament build
ing which has just been completed
at a cost of $2,000,000. The build
ing is of steel and concrete and while
badly shaken, still stands. It then
swept northward, moving a path six
blocks wide through the best resi
dence section. Automobiles filled with
people were hurled into the air and
landed several blocks away.
At 8 p. a few bodies had been
taken from the ruins and many more
were in sight. The town was in
darkness as the electiic light plant
was ruined Small fires broke out
but were quickly subdued.
WILSON IN THE LEAS.
411Final on thirtieth ballot:
Wilson 460, Clark 455, Underwood
121 1-2, HarmoaJS, Foss 30, Kern
2 absent 1-2. '*ft "t
412Thirty-first jballot: Wilson
475 1-2, Clark 446 1-2, Underwood
114 1-2, Foss 30, Kern 2 and Har
mon 17. Absent 2 l-*2. 2:30 p. m.
401The galleried were thrown
open to the public without tickets or
other credentials at 10:30 a. m. Mon
day. Delegates and spectators are
slow to arrive. Weather moderately
warm with good breeze. 11:13.
402As Chairman James ascends
the platform, he is given a hearty
round of applause. 11:15.
403Convention 'dalled to order
by Chairman James who introduced
the chaplain of the day. Chaplain of
fers prayer. At conclusion, Bryan
enters hall at head of Nebraska dele
gation and is given hearty round of
405Final of the 28th ballot:
Clark 468 1-2 Wilson 437 1-2 Un
derwood 112 1-2 Harmon 29 Bryan
1 Kern 1.
Final of the 29th ballot: Clark 468
1-2 Wilson 436 Underwood 136
Harmon 29 Foss 38 Kern 4.
406J. B. Stanchfield, of the New
York delegation, asked the permis
sion of the convention to explain his
vote. Went to the platform 11:46.
407Mr. Stanchfield denounces
"Bryan's filthy treatment of the New
York delegation." Loudly applauded.
408Mr. Stanchfield continually
interrupted by cheers and also de
risive laughter Chairman James is
having a hard time 'getting a fair
hearing for the gentleman from New
409Mr. Stanchfield concludes his
speech by declaring his personal vote
for Wilson of New Jersey. He states
that he and the New York delegation
are heart and s'oujFfor the nominee
whoever he may be*. ~!tl.59.
410In a poll of the New York
delegation, Senator O'Gorman votes
for Wilson and is loudly applauded
New York poll shows nine for Wilson
but the entirely ninety is cast for
Clark under the unit rule.
New St. Paul Chief.
St. Paul, July 1.Captain Martin
Flannigan was appointed assistant
chief late Saturday by the St. Paul
police board. The prediction that
his advancement would make him in
reality the head of the St. Paul po
lice department did not materialize
however, because F. M. Catlin, now
acting chief as well as president of
the police board, will continue in
those capacities and devote his en
tire time to the actual and active ad
ministrative supervision of the de
Height of Folly.
A woman is foolish to marry a man
for his money, but then the man is
twice as foolish to let her.-Detroit
Then He's a Genius.
The man with a new idea is a
crank until the idea succeeds.Pud
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by HMCU Hwing.
EIGHT HORSES SUFFOCATED.
St. Paul, July 1.Eight horses
were suffocated and three others so
severely burned that it was neces
sary to shoot them at once in a fire
which damaged the large stables of
the Golden Rule department store, at
370 East Ninth street, St. Paul Sat
The fire was discovered by the
watchman, after all the drivers had
left for the night. He turned in an
alarm. The barn was filled with
smoke when the fire department ar
rived, but the firemen entered the
stalls and succeeded in dragging .out
twenty-twjo frantic horses. In the
course of the rescue work several of
the firemen narrowly escaped severe
Three of the animals brought out
were found to be severely burned and
as their frantic kicking endangered
persons in the crowd attracted by the
fire they were shot at once by police
Some of the other horses broke
away through the crowded streets
but were captured.
The damage to the building, which
is a large brick structure, is estimat
ed at about $4,000.
The cause of the fire is not known.
The watchman who turned in the
alarm says the flames made rapid
progress and that when the firemen
arrived the building was full of
smoke and the horses struggling to
breaks out of their stalls.
May 1 a Holiday.
A Milwaukee school teacher asked
her class of small boys and girls to
prepare lists of all the legal holiday*
that they knew of, and to put them in
the order of their importance. Christ
mas and Fourth of July stood about
equal in the number of first places ac
corded them, and upon but one paper
In the lot appeared "Moving day, May
1," as the most important of American
OSCAR W. UNDERWOOD.
NEW PHONE TO WHiTEFISH
Blackduck Farmers Organize Com
pany to Build Line Into Adja
$2,500 WAREHOUSE PLANNED
Blackduck, July 1.Members of
the Blackduck Farmers' club held a
meeting _here Saturday at which
about thirty were present for the
morning session and sixty in the af
ternoon. The meetings were ad
dressed by Professor Bergh of Bemid
ji, who spoke in the morning on "Co-
operation" and in the afternoon on
"Soil Management." Other address
es were to have been made by Pro
fessor Dyer, of Bemidji, and C. E.
Willard, development agent of the
Northern Pacific but they were un
able to be present.
A telephone company was organ
ized to build a line from Blackduck
southwest to WhWefish Junction and
give the farmers in that country di
rect communication with this point.
The company has been put on a firm
financial basis and it is understood
that work will start at once.
The phone line to Battle River has
been completed and the success of
this undertaking had a material in
fluence on the Whitefish project.
An organization was also formed
to build a potato warehouse in Black
duck and trial plans and specifica
tions were looked over and discussed.
It is proposed to put $2,500 into the
plant and to make it complete enough
to care for the crop of this section of
the country. It is expected that the
warehouse will be completed before
Vernon Malloy, of the Crookston
Lumber company, was taken sudden
ly ill on Thursday evening and was
removed to St. Anthony's hospital on
Friday morning where he was op
erated upon for appendicitis. Mr.
Malloy is resting easily now. His
sister, Miss Rose Malloy of Minne
apolis, arrived in the city on Sat
urday and will remain with him for
Carl Hanson returned Saturday
morning from Minneapolis where he
had spent the past week with rela
tives and friends.
Miss Logan of Grand Rapids, has
accepted a position in the county au
ditor's office. Miss Logan began her
work this morning.
Mrs. H. W. Bailey has returned
from Jamestown, N. D., where she
had spent the past three weeks as the
guest of her daughter. She was ac
companied home by her little grand
son, Floyd Rathman, who will spend
the summer here. Mrs. Bailey was
met at Wadena by her son, Thayer
Bailey, who returned hime with her.
W. A. Gould, Miss Et ta Gould, Miss
Grace Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Scharf drove to Itasca state park in
the Gould car yesterday morning, re
turning home last evening.
We wish to thank all those who
assisted during the illness and death
of our son and brother, and especial
ly Rev. Chas. H. Felsher for his kind
ness. Mrs. E. M. Ostby, Mrs. W. A.
Robbins, John, Emil and Joseph Ost
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
NO' HOPE FOR A
DECISION AT ONCE
Baltimore Managers Agree That
Early Monday Ballots Will
Not Decide Contests.
NOMINATION IN DEAD LOCK
Clark and Wilson Forces Separated
By Personal Contest Started
SITUATION IS COMPLICATED
Underwood Spoken of As Having Best
Chance if Leaders Decide to
Baltimore, July 1Hope of a nom-
ination on the twenty-seventh bal-
lot for president was practically
abandoned by Democratic leaders on
Sunday night. When the national
convention adjourned for Sunday it
was believed that some solution of
the long deadlock would result *rom
the conferences between the cham-
pions of the three leading candidates
but it developed that the time set had
arrived for the withdrawal of either
Speaker Clark, Governor Wilson or
It was not expected that the first
ballot Monday would materially dif-
fer from the twenty-sixth. Cam-
paign managers possibly might hare
reached some agreement of interest if
interest in the deadlock had not been
dwarfed by the personal controversy
that developed between. Bryan, and
Clark. The visit of Clark to Balti-
more and his arrival too late to at-
tempt a vmdivation of himself before
the convention overshadowed every-
thing else as the subject of the Sun-
Should Clark and Wilson fail on
the next two or three ballots it was
predicted that there would be a turn
to Underwood who had held his nor-
mal vote from the first to the last.
The Underwood forces were watching
for just such a contingency and
claimed to be prepared to take full
advantage of it. Whether the Alaba-
nta candidate could win or not was
the subject of much speculation, but
outside of the delegates who had vot-
ed for him on the twenty-six ballots,
there did not appear to be much en-
Baltimore, June 30After twen-
ty-six roll calls, the Democrats are
still without a standard bearer for
the coming presidential campaign.
After two days of repeated balloting,
the delegates were forced to adjourn
at 11:07 Saturday night until 11 a.
m. Monday morning.
Champ Clark reached his high wa
ter mark on the tenth ballot, since
then it has been steadily declining.
On the contrary, Woodrow Wilson's
vote has been increasing with Clark's
decline and it looks at this time as
though the nomination of a progres
sive would be forced. The shift of
New York to the Clark camp was
taken by others to indicate that Clark
had made an alliance with the New
York leaders which are said to be con
trolled by the Morgan-Ryan-Belmont
An attempt to force a dinner ad
journment Saturday failed. The
Clark forces wanted it to give them
opportunity to rally but the Wilson
men fought and prevented it. The
Wilson gain was slow coming by
ones and twos and when it as seen
that a nomination was hopeless, an
adjournment was taken until 11 a.
On the final ballot Saturday, the
twenty-sixth, the candidates stood as
Clark 463%, Wilson 407%, Un
derwood 112%, Harmon 29, Mar
shall 30, Foss 43, not voting 1%.
Ervin Addresses Farmers.
On Friday, Tom Ervin, of the" Bel
trami Elevator and Milling company, Jg
addressed a company of farmers at
Gully. The farmers are planning on
a co-operative elevator and called on Sly
Mr. Ervin for "some practical hints
as to elevator operation^,,