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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 6L
TAFT TO QUIT
Office Holders Afraid They Are Fac
ing Defeat Because of Breach in
MAY APPEAL TO TEDDY ALSO
Dispatch Says He May Be Asked to
Withdraw in Order to Select
DEMOCRATS ARE FEARED
Men Higher Up Concerned Lest Op-
ponents Will Cover Them With
Landslide in Fall.
Washington, July 9 A nation
wide movement to petition President
Taft to withdraw as the Republican
presidential candidate is being back
ed by a large number of Republican
office-holders who feel that they face
defeat in November unless the breach
in the party can be healed.
These men include members of con
gress, members of state legislatures
that will elect United States sneators,
state and county office-holders and
party candidates. If the movement
to petition Mr. Taft to withdraw suc
ceeds in gaming any volume, it is
said these same men, in the interest
of party harmony may ask Colonel
Roosevelt also to withdraw as* the
prospective candidate for the inde
pendent nomination and permit a
compromise selection of some man
agreeable to both factions of the par
It is the desire of the promoters of
the scheme that a decision shall be
reached before August 5, when the
Roosevelt faction plans to hold a con
vention in Chicago The circulation
of petitions, it was declared Monday,
would start within a week It was
said the movement would begin spon
taneously in every sjate.
CANNOT ENDURE THE PIANO
Chinese Servant Gives Notice When
Employer's Daughter Gets Old
Enough to Practice.
The fascination of an untrammeled
t}fe in New York had lured other Chi
nese servants away from western fam
ilies who had migrated with their ret
inue to New York, but John of the
banker's family had remained faithful
through two years of metropolitan
At last he gay notice and refused
to tell why Finally the manager of
an employment agency offered a solu
tion of John's defection.
"It is because your little girl has
got big enough to practice on the
piano/' be said. "John can't stand
"A Chinaman hates a piano. It
takes a good deal to upset Chinese
nerves, but a piano is capable of com
pleting the job most effectually. Here
tofore there has been but little piano
playing in your house now that there
is a prospect of several hours of prac
tice every day John clears out.
"We have that trouble with many
Chinese servants. There are plenty
of western families in New York who
would like Chinese help, but as soon
as an otherwise willing servant learns
that there is a piano in the house he
declines the job
FOR DISINFECTION OF BOOKS
Apparatus Devised by a Frenchman
Removes Danger of Contagion and
Doesn't Damage Paper.
The danger from contagion from
books that have been in the hands of
persons suffering from various dis
eases has led to the invention of va
rious methods of disinfection, of
which none appears to be more effec
tive than an apparatus devised by
Marsoulan of Paris.
His process embraces two parts.
In the first place, the books are
placed in a "beater" where a strong
current of air opens every leaf and
an aspirator sucks out the dust and
deposits it in aseptic water then
they are suspended In a disinfector,
the covers being bent back and held
by clips so that the leaves are widely
opened and placed over a heater
which for a time subjects them to a
temperature of 167 degrees Fahren
heit. The paper 1B not damaged, and
the efficiency of the process is said
to have been demonstrated beyond
Forests of Scotland,
footland contains a considerable
number of wall preserved and impos
forests, cared for and protected
for centuries. One -of these forests
aontains more than 5,000 acres, with
many trees mors than three feet la
Copyright oy Cllnedinst.
EX-SENATOR FRED T. DUBOIS.
Among those who spent the Fourth
in Bemidji were Ole Leitzheim of Is
land Lake, Jas. Hays of Deer Lake,
and Mrs. Fink, Milton Fink, Jess
Sines, Herman and Melvin Beckon.
Henry Powell, who has been visit
ing his mother, returned to Black
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fullerton of Be
midji, spent a few days of last week
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. Nelson.
Miss Matilda Holm who was called
home by the illness of Mrs. H. Holm,
returned to Bagley Monday.
Miss Maidie Sthol spent Saturday
Nels Koppang, Matt Berg, J. Fink,
and P. Bakke, transacted business in
Archie Fenton of Bemidji was the
guest of the Klinger family over Sun
Miss Bertha Klinger came home
from Bemidji Friday for a short visit
with her parents.
If there is a more fertile section in
the state of Minnesota than that ly
ing along the Tamarack river, no one
has discovered it. No man needs a
more delightful country to live in,
nor will he find one in which he may
be more prosperous or enjoy the com
forts of lifein a higher 4egree^ while,
the soil is nth enough to afford cM
the comforts that the- earth promises
to thobe who are industrious and of a
Martin Peterson made a trip to Be
midji last week to make final proof on
Wm. Smith is visiting with friends
Peter Olson was transacting busi
ness in Kelliher on Monday.
Mrs D. Norman and son Carl,
spent Tuesday at Otto.
Mr. and Mrs Frish left on Monday
morning to visit with relatives in the
southern part of this state.
Ole Norman and wife entertained
a few* of their friends on the Fourth,
all those that were present expressed
themselves as havin ga most delight
Sunday cJiool will open next Sun
day at 2 O m. at the home of Mrs
Sarff Everybody welcome
Inscrutable Way of Providence.
With reference to the final extinc
tion of the latter day successor of
the Delmonico restaurant, it is re
lated that two Germans, fresh from
Chicago, once vlBited New York, and
one well acquainted with the city in
vited his friend to dine at Delmoni
co's, where a dinner for two and a
bottle of wine were ordered. The
place and fare were praised until the
bill of $11 was presented. This they
considered an extortion.
They paid, however, and while
walking down Broadway the excited
German commenced to swear at the
supposed extortion. His friend then
"Do not schwear, Yawcop. It is
wicked to schwear. God* has pun
ished that man Delmonico."
"How?" "I haf mine pocket full mlt
A certain boat coming up the Mis
sissippi one day during the flood lost
her way and bumped up against a
frame house. She hadn't more than
touched it before an old darkey
rammed his head up through a hole
in the roof, where the chimney once
came out, and yelled at the captain
on the roof: "Whar*s yer gwine wid
dat boat? Can't you see nothin'?
Fust thing yer knows yer gwine to
turn dls house ober, spill de old wom
an an' de chil'en out in de flood an'
drown 'em. What yer doin' out here
in de country wid yer boat, anyhow?
Go on back yander froo de co'n fields
an' get back Into de ribber whar ye
b'longs. Ain't ot no business sev'n
miles out in the country foolin' roun*
people's nouses nohow?" And she
A drop of blood that might be sus
pended from the point of a needle
eontalns about a million of red aor
After two months of wearying
travel, during which time she crossed
the greater parts of two countries
and also the Atlantic ocean, Miss Ida
Zittlau arrived in Bemidji Monday
afternoon on the Soo from Duluth.
She came from Germany to Bemidji
to meet the lover of her childhood,
Karl Kluck, to marry him, and to
make her home with him on his farm
The wedding took place at S p.
Monday night in the parlors of the
Bex hotel. Judge Clark performed
the ceremony and the bride was giv
en away by G. G. Winter. Mr. Win
ter had acted as correspondent for
Mr. Kluck in his negotiations with
the steamship companies, government
officials and railroad men, and Miss
Zittlau went to his office immediate
ly upon arriving in Bemidji. The
ceremony was translated for the
bride by one of the girls at the Rex
Karl Kluck is located on a farm
near Fowlds. Last Saturday he re
ceived word that his bride would be
Bemidji that night and he started
for this city at once. He missed the
Red Lake train at Puposky and so
walked in, making a tramp of over
twenty miles. Miss Zittlau, however,
had been delayed and did not arrive
in Bemidji until Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Kluck left for Fowlds
on the Red Lake train this afternoon.
Professor Bergh says that there are
seven steps in progressive dairying
1 weight and test milk 2, feed a
proportionate ration (one pound of
feed to three pounds of milk) 3,
give cows proper care and comfort
4, use a pure blood dairy sire 5, use
the best cows as breeders 6, sell poor
stock for beef 7, co-operate in sell
ling the product.
State Banks are Growing.
St. Paul, July 9.According to
figures compiled by Kelsey L. Chase,
state superintendent of "banks follow
ing the call of June 14, the deposits
in state banks grew from $118,037,-
691 25 on February 20 to $123,866,-
907.72 on June 14 Six new state
banks were reported. Overdrafts on
June 14 were fifty per cent less than
one year ago.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 9, 1912. fi
SPECIAL TERM AT BAUDETTE.
Judge B. F. Wright and Fred Rho
da, clerk of court, left this morning
for Baudette where the judge will
open a special term of eourUWednes
day morning. The calendar has at
present six civil cases and no crimi
nal cases It is believed that the
term will take several days.
DIRECTORS fO MEET.
The directors of the Commercial
club will hold a meeting In the club
rooms at 8 p. m. tonight. All direc
tors are urged to be-present.
""A rain storm'broke over Bemidji
and vicinity last nfthJEjihat brought
with it enough rain to mature a large
part of the standing crop. The storm
started about 2:30 and 1.7 inches of
rain fell before it stopped. The level
of Lake Bemidji was raised two inch
Wife of the President Watches Democrats as
They Select Man to Run Against Her Husband.
Photos copyright. 1912. by American Press Association.^ -^-p^ "sSg*
Mm William Howard Taft decided that she wOTld like to see wi&StlSm&nf to*& so sholook
run from Washington to Baltimore and attended two sessions of die Democratic convention. She occupied a seat In
the box reserved for Norman fl. Mack, chairmaH of the Democratic .national committee. Mrs. Taft is Indicated in the
cut by a cross. On her right is Mrs. Mack, and on tier left Is Mrs. Hugh Wallace, wtfoof a delegate from Utah, who
was Mrs. Taft's hostess in Baltimore. Tha upper picture shows a ace, at H^ m^y^prt
SPECIAL SUNDAY TRAIN.
The Great Northern will run a
special train from Melrose to Bemidji
Sunday, July 21, leaving Melrose at
6 a. m. This train will give city
people an opportunity to spend a day
in the Park region of Northern Min
nesota and is an -experiment to see if
there is enough business to warrant
the running of a Sunday train on this
line every Sunday.
Assessor Boosts Ice Tax.
Minneapolis, July 9. Edward
Fortier, first assistant city assessor,
boosted the assessed valuation of the
Cedar Lake Ice company ten cents a
torn because -of the small cakes of ice
he had been receiving this summer.
Mr. Fortier argued that as the piece
was so smalL ice must be a valuable
commodity and so raised the valua
tion from twenty-five to thirty-five
cents per ton.
SECOND DIRECTORY READY
Is Being Distributed by John E. Ley,
its PublisherIt Contains
POPULATION SHOWS GOOD GAIN
With, figures indicating an increase
in population in Bemidji of 8.8 per
cent during the past two years, the
second edttlpn of the John ter titty
^irecior? made its appearance Mon
day afternoon. "*^Ehe book is a few
pages smaller than the first edition,
owing to the abbreviations used, but
contains an increase of 535 names.
The population of Bemidji is given as
6,620. Nymore is given 893, making
a total population here of 7,513.
The Bemidji city directory is is
sued every two years and is a handy
reference book. It gives a complete
list of names of all persons over tho
age of eighteen who live in Bemidji,
Mill Park and Nymore. Wives names
are given after husbands. In the
book there appears a full street direc
tory with the residences which cor
respond to the numbers.
John H. Ley, the publisher of the
directory, is a resident of St. Cloud
and also publishes directories for oth
er small cities in Minnesota and
North Dakota. Mr. Lay says that Be
midji has grown rapidly the past two
years materially, as evidenced by the
paved streets, new buildings, etc,
and that the increase in population is
a natural sequence.
In the directory are included the
list of persons residing in this city,
a list of all secret orders with their
officers, list of churches, banks, and
hotels, street and avenue guide, a nu
merical street guide, and a business
directory by occupations.
Editorial Outing Abandoned.
Duluth, July 9.The Duluth Com
mercial club will not entertain the
Minnesota Editorial association this
year as had been planned. The ex
cursion has been abandoned. But
thirty-three persons, only eight of
them bona fide newspaper men, had
accepted the invitation.
Files for Sheriff.
Andrew Johnson filed for the office
of sheriff Monday afternoon. Mr.
Johnson ran against Sheriff Hazen
two years ago being an independent
candidate. This year he win enter
the primaries as a Republican can
Sarah Pktt Decker Dead.
San Francisco, July, 9.Mrs. Sarah
Piatt Decker, of Denver, former presi
dent of the General Federation of
Women's clubs, died here Sunday
night following an operation for in
testinal trouble. She had been men
tioned as a possible candidate for
United States senator from Colorado.
**5&b Ancient Philosophy. &3Z*
HPUnta philosophers are kings, and
this princes of this world are fffled
with the spirit and power of philoso
phy, and political greatness and wis
dom meet in one, cities will never
eeaae from iU no, nor tha human
race, as I hetteTe, and not antH tnen
wfll oar state have a possibility of
4fe, snira^ta* ttfht of 4ay.t
TE3f CENTS PER WEEK.
Unofficial Statements Lead Commer
eial Club and Council to Hake
WILL SAVE CUT ABOUT $3,000
Engineer's Estimates Call for 2,000
Cubic Yards and Total Cost of
BOND ELECTION ON JULY 23
Ordinance To Be Passed Next Mon
day Night and to Be Signed and
Published the 19th.
Stating that his road would be wil
ling to furnish one-third of the grav
el necessary for the paving of the
Nymore road, W. Gemmel yester
day advised the council and the Com
mercial club to take the matter up
with the Great Northern, Soo and M.
and I. officials. Action in the matter
was taken by the council at a spec
ial meeting last night and President
Johnson and Mayor Malzahn were in
structed to sign a letter with the
Commercial club. It was also learn
ed at the same time that unofficially
the Great Northern had stated that
it would furnish its share of the grav
According to the estimates of the
city engineer, it will take about 2,-
000 cubic yards of gravel for the
pavement of the road. If the rail
roads furnish this gravel, and it ap
peals at this time that they will, it
will mean a saving to the city of at
4east *i.# per yard- or $3yd6 oa-tfce
cost of the paving. The engineer's
estimate for the improvement calls
for an expediture of $10,000 which
would thus be cut to about $7,000.
The money for the paving is to be
taken from the sinking fund which
at this time has a surplus which is
only drawing 2 1-2 per cent interest.
The bonds are dated for twenty years
so that the money can gradually be
put back into the sinking fond, but
the cost of the road will be distribut
ed over twenty years.
It developed at the council meeting
last night that the new Great North
ern depot is to be placed at the foot
of Minnesota avenue and that it will
not be necessary for the city to
straighten the street and lay new
crossings and approaches. The city
will have to fill in a small back
of the depot so that there will be a
proper approach to the building.
The new plans for the depot have not
yet been drawn so that contractors
have not been asked to bid.
The ordinance calling for an elec
tion on the bond issue for the road
was read the second time and the
date for the special election definitely
set for July 23. The ordinance will"
go to the mayor on July 15, and will
be signed by him and printed on July
19. The election will then take place
the following Tuesday.
Graders have started work on Fifth
street preparing the bottom -for the
paving which is to be laid. The ex
tra dirt which is being hauled out is
being dumped in the alley on Beltra
mi between First and Second streets
Most everybody from Malcolm cel
ebrated the Fourth of July at Grygla
and everybody enjoyed the ball game
between Germantown and Grygla, the
score stood 17 to 15 in favor of Ger
Peter Treness drove down to Thief
River where he will meet Henry
Johnson who will take the team back
while Peter goes to North Dakota to
do carpenter work.
Alfred Benson, four year old son of
Gelbert Benson, while playing fell
and cut a bad gash on his forehead
on a tin can. Dr. Adkins, the new
doctor at Grygla, was out and sewed
the wound up and the boy is getting
fv- But Howe went to South Dakota
to^spend the Fourth of July.
S Ho More ^Hen Eire."
!!l Washington^ July 9.By unani
mous action-Monday, the Internation
al Bible Students' association adopt
ed a resolution unreservedly repud
iating, as thoroughly unscriptural,
the teaching of a place, state or con
dition of "hell fire and brimstone"
for the torment of the wicked. It
was the sense of the convention tha,t
"hell fire" is a figure of speech and
not,to he taken IfteraHy.