VOLUME 10. NUMBER 63.
BEMIDJI INVITED TO
Malzahn Asked to Appoint One or
More Delegates to Internation-
EBERHART HAS ACCEPTED
Governor Will Attend as Representa-
tive of the State on Request of
TO BE HELD IN WASHINGTON
Will Meet in September for Consid-
eration of Public and School
Washington, July 11 Prepara
tions are in the making to secure a
thoroughly representative attendance
of delegates trom the state of Min
nesota, to the Fifteenth International
Congress on Hygiene and Demog
raphy, which meets in Washington in
September Besides the formal invi
tation to Governor Eberhart, which
went out from the department of
state in the name of President Taft,
and which Governor Eberhart has ac
cepted the mayors and health officers
of the principal cities of Minnesota
now are receiving special invitations
from the headquarters of the con
gress in the national capital.
Copies of the program also are go
ing out to the municipal officers, as
well as other printed matter which
sets forth the paramont importance
trom the public health viewpoint of
the great assemblage of hygienic ex
pert Each Minnesota mayor is ask
ed specifically to appoint one or more
delegates, and each municipal health
officer is having brought to his atten
tion the benefits which he may ex
pect to receive at the congress
Forty-seven states and many Am
erican cities already have accepted
the imitation to the Congress, while
nearly thirty foreign countries will
send official representatives Twen
ty-six bureaus of the federal govern
ment will assist in the congress.
The mayors and health officers of
the following cities of the state of
Minnesota have received the special
invitations from the headquarters of
Austin, Bemidji, Brainerd,
Chisholm, Cloquet, Crookston, Duluth,
Eveleth, Faribault, Fergus Falls,
GORGEOUS PARADE OF ELKS.
Portland Ore, July 11The big
events connection with Elks' re
union week ended today with the an
nual parade, which was the most gor
geous pageant of the kind Portland
has ever witnessed Thousands of
marchers, the most of them in mag
nificent costumes, were grouped into
a dozen divisions and each division
was headed by a band. The line of
march extended over four miles of the
principal thoroughfares on both sides
of the Willamatte river. The entire
route was handsomely decorated
Thousands of spectators viewed the
The first division consisted of a
police escort, officers and members of
the Grand Lodge in decorated auto
mobiles and the Portland lodge acting
as escort of honor Following this
division New York Lodge No 1, the
parent organization of the order,
held the place of honor, with Phila
delphia San Francisco, Chicago, Cin
cinnati and other lodges following in
the order in which their charters
Fire Marshals in Session.
Detroit, Mich., July 11.Every
phase of the important subject of
fire prevention is to be discussed by
the Fire Marshals' association of
North America, which began its an
nual meeting in this city today. The
meeting will last over tomorrow.
The speakers and their subjects in
clude the following: Alfred A. Lind
back of Manitoba, on "The History
of the Organization" John W. Zu
ber of Ohio, "Inspection" J. K.
Young of North Carolina,
tions" Joseph Button of Virginia,
"The Criminal Match," and C. A. El
lison of West Virginia, "Fire Preven
tion and Its Effect on the Cost of
JAMES R. GARFIELD.
Close Friend of Roosevelt and
Leader In Third Party Movement.
1912, by American Presr Association.
100 MINERS ARE
SAID TO BE KILLED
Minneapolis, July 11.(Special by
wire at 2:30)One hundred miners
*re reported as killed in the Pamin
mine at the Franklin coal mounds in
Nelson, W. Va. J. W. Paull, chief
of the rescue bureau of mines, sent a
rescue train from Pitcairn, Penn.
Hot Fight for Bailey's Seat.
Austin. Texas, July 11 --One of
the hottest political battles the Lone
Star state has seen in years is rapidly
approaching a climax Two weeks
from next Saturday the Democratic
voters of Texas will engage in a state
wide primary to determine, first, who
is to succeed Joseph W. Bailey in the
United States senate, and, second,
whether Governor Colquitt shall suc
ceed himself or be retired from office.
At the same time candidates will be
named for lieutenant governor and
all other important state officers, for
judges of the supreme court and court
of appeals, members of the legisla
ture and county officers But so far
as the general public is concerned the
interest is centered almost exclusive
ly in the fight for the senatorship.
Immediately Senator Bailey an
nounced his purpose to retire last
winter the canvass for his seat be
gan The followers of William
Bryan, who had long fought Mr Bai
ley, set out to get the place Con
gressman Morris Sheppard of the
First district, admittedly one of the
ablest members among the younger
Democrats in the house, was chosen,
to lead He started out in determin
ed fashion, but within a month his
health ga^ way and he was compell
ed to announce his retirement
EUGENE HART SELECTED.
Cass Lake, July 11(Special)
County Superintendent R. Ross,
Commissioner W. Jones and M. N.
Koll of Cass Lake, met at Walker on
Tuesday as a committee appointed by
the State Fair board to select a boy
for Cass county's representative at
the farm boys* encampment at tha
state fair next fall for a whole week
at the expense of the state fair man
Eugene Hart, residing with hia
parents on a homestead three miles
southwest of Cass Lake, was voted
the tup, defeating Clarence Hanley
of Ellis. Minn and Arthur Hicks
of Motley, by one and two points re
spectively. John Seadlund of
Motley, and Elmer W Bark of Pine
River, were only four points behind
The state fair management will
pay the expenses of one boy from each
county in the state, similarly select
ed The papers of the three highest
marked boys will be published in the
Cherry is Crowned as King.
Salem, Ore, July 11.Other crops
may wither and fail, but the sweet
and luscious cherry continues to hold
its kingly sway in this section of Ore
gon. During the three days begin
ning today it is to reign in all its
glory in Salem, the occasion being
the annual Cherry Fair for which the
Oregon capital has become famous.
Cherries of every size, color and var
iety are on display in the armory. In
addition to the exhibition of the fruit
there is a three days' program,of fes
tivities that will include parades and
pageants, races, athletic contests and
numerous other attractions.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
Won Lost P.C.
New York 58 15 .791
Chicago 42 28 .600
Pittsburgh 42 29 .592
Cincinnati 39 35 .527
Philadelphia 31 38 .449
St. Louis 30 47 .300
Brooklyn 27 44 .380
Boston 22 54 .290
Chicago 3, New York 0.
Boston 53 25
Washington 48 31
Chicago 43 32
Philadelphia 42 33
Cleveland 39 39
Detroit 39 39
St. Louis 21 53
New York 19 52
.500 .500 .284 .268
Washington 8, Cleveland 7.
Philadelphia 3, Chicago 4
New York 3, Detroit 11
Boston 2, St Louis 9
Won Lost P.C.
Columbus 59 30 663
Toledo 54 32 .628
Minneapolis 52 34 .605
Kansas City 42 45 .483
Milwaukee 40 50 .444
St Paul 37 52 .416
Louisville 32 51 .386
Indianapolis 33 55 .375
Milwaukee 0, 7 Louisville 7, 2
Kansas City 4, 6 Indianapolis 1, 8.
St Paul 2, Toledo 8
Minneapolis 1, Columbus 3.
JESTER MADE MANAGER.
Al Jester, tormerly manager of the
Rex hotel in Bemidji, has been elect
ed general manager of the Bemidji
Brewing company with the office of
secretary Mr Jester will succeed
to the duties performed by Fred Eb
erlem prior to his death last spring.
Photos by American Press Association.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 11, 1912
H. P. RYAN DEAD.
Grand Forks, July 1LHugh P.
Ryan, aged fifty-four years, president
of the Grand Forks city council and
one of the pioneer residents of Grand
Forks county, died Wednesday even
ing at the Mounds Park Sanatorium.
St. Paul, at 6:30 o'clock. Death came
following an illness extending over
the last two months, a breakdown of
the nervous and physical system be
ing the immediate cause of death.
Mr. Ryan was removed to the sana
torium some weeks ago, and since
that time his condition has been crit
Under New Management.
Dreamland matnagenieiSfhas been
changed from Mathew Marxen to J.
J. Williams. The dancings hall is now
being operated by Happy Anderson,
Alden Remfrey and J. J. Williams.
A large crowd enjoyed the dancing
Scenes at the Annual Shearing of the Flock
O Seventy Sheep In Central Park, New York.
Photographs of sheep shearing maybe common enough, bat they certainly take on added interest wnen the flock
sheared are "city" sheep. Central park, New Xork, boasts a flock of seventy, and the annual shearing occupies four
days, experts being employed to handle the shears. The sheep re caught, their feet tied and the thick, soft wool
sheared away. The wool is sold, and the proceeds go to the city to be used tor the park department, It frr*pg 40
cants a pound. The average Is about seven pounds to each aaUnai.
HAULING IN GRAVEL.
Street Commissioner Carter has his
gang busy working on the fill back of
the site of the new Great Northern
depot. It has been decided to place
the depot at the foot of Minnesota
avenue so that it will be unnecessary
to straighten the curve in the street.
The Great Northern is hauling in the
gravel to be used in the building of
an approach and the city is working
The Great Northern has a large
crew of men grading the right of way
north to where the depot will stand.
The gang handles several train loads
Grand Ball Labor Day.
The Bartenders' International
League is planning for a grand ball
to be given the evening of labor day
The ball will probably be held in the
city hall, but definite announcements
will be out later.
IMMENSE POTATO CROP
Estimates of Commissioner Maxwell
Show Average Increase for State
of Twenty Per Cent.
BELTRAMI CLOSE TO THE TOP
According to reports received by
Immigration Commissioner Maxwell,
one of the laege&t potato crops In the
history of the Minnesota is In pros-
pect. His reports come from men in
the fields and in only one county are
the prospects discouraging.
The average increase in yield is
said to be close to twenty per cent.
As Minnesota produced 26,802,948
bushels of potatoes last year, the
1912 increase will reach about 5,-
000,000 bushels. At the average
price received for potatoes last fall
by the farmers, this will mean an
increase in income for the fariueis of
Minnesota of $2,500,000 this year.
Mr. Maxfield says that while some
of the increase is due to increased
acreage brought on by the high price
of potatoes last year, the larger part
is due to the fact that the production
this year will be better. The ene
mies of the potato have not been per
niciously active this ,year a nd soil
conditions were never better.
Beltrami and Carlton counties tie
for third place in the estimates, both
being conceded an. increase of fifty
per cent over the production of last
year. Douglas county leads with an
estimate of 128 per cent while Ram
sey county, which contains the city
of St. Paul, is given 100 per cent.
Following is a table of estimates on
the counties from which reports have
Dodge Douglas Isanti
Anoka Beltrami QQ
Carlton Dakota Kandiyohi
Ramsey Sherburne Stearns Swift
Todd Wabasha Wadena Waseca Watonwan
5 0 5
Hubbard 4 0
2 20 20
2 2 5
Wanamaker Has Birthday.
Philadelphia, Pa., July 11.John
.Wanamaker, America's foremost liv
ing merchant and former postmaster
general of the United States, entered
upon his seventy-fifth year today.
Mr. Wanamaker was born in Phila
delphia and has been a life-long resi
dent of this city, with the exception
of a brief period of his youth when
he was-a clerk 1a a, store in Indiana.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
UP NEW RECORDS
Pat McDonald and Ralph Rose Set
World Marks In Shot Fat at
SCORE IN 200 METER RUN.
Lead Rivals In Preliminaries and
Event-Is Conceded to U. S.
ONE RECORD FOR ENGLAND.
A. N. S. Jackson Went 1500 Meter
Race in 3:56 4-5, Beating Per
formance of Sheppard.
Stockholm, July 10New Olympic
records in the shot put were made
Wednesday by two Americans, P. J.
McDonald of the Irish-American A. A.
and Ralph Rose, the giant Californ-
ian, who finished first and second,
respectively, in this event. McDon-
ald put the shot 50 feet 4 inches and
Rose slightly exceeded 50 feet. L.
A. Whitney, another American, took
third place. The old record, made
by Ralph Rose in 1904, was 48 feet
7 inches. Whitney is from Boston
and was on the supplemental list.
The Americans also scored heavily
in the 200-meter flat run prelimin
aries and did almost as well in the
semi-finals. This event is conceded
to the United States contestants.
In the 1,500 meter and 5,000 meter
events the European runners ob
tained revenge for some of the de
feats they have suffered at the hands
of their transatlantic rivals, and a
Finn captured the finals in both
The stadium legan to fill at a very
early hour, among the spectators be
ing a large number of American and
British visitors who had come to
watch the running of the trial heats
in the 200-meters flat race. In this
event many of the finest sprinters in
the world, belonging to both the
United States and Great Britain, took
The weight putting was completed
early, and as a result the American
team added another six to its total
of points, as P. J. McDonald, Ralph
Rose and L. A. Whitney shared first,
second and third places between
One Record for England.
In the 1,500-meters flat race, A. N.
S. Jackson of England, the winner,
beat the Olympic record easily. His
time for the distance, 3 minutes 56
4-5 seconds, is 6 3-5 seconds better
than the record established by Mel
vin W. Sheppard at the Olympic
games in London in 1908, which is
4 minutes 3 2-5 seconds. Abel R.
Keviat and Norman S. Taber of
Brown university were second and
In the final of the 5,000-meter
race, 3 miles 189 yards, H. Koleh
mainen, the sensational Finnish run
ner, was first, with J. Bouin of
France, second, and E. W. Hutson of
England, third. The time was 14
minutes 36 3-5 seconds.
200-meter flat race(218 yards 2
feet 6 inches)
First heat Charles D. Reidpath,
Syracuse university, first G. J. B.
Rolot, France, second. Time, 22 3-5
Detroit Man Wins.
Second heatRalph C. Craig, De
troit Y. M. C. A., first R. G. Rice,
England, second. Time, 22 4-5 sec
Third heatIra Courtney, Seattle
Athletic club, first o. MacMillan,
England, second. Time, 22 4-10 sec
Fourth heat-?-c. Luther, Sweden,
first J. Grijscels, Jr., Holland, sec
ond. Time 23 3-5 seconds.
Fifth heatW. R. Applegrath,
England, first Harold W. Helland,
Xavier Athletic association, New
York, second. Time, 24 4-10 sec
Sixth heatR. Ran, Germany,
first A. E. D. Anderson, England,
second.. Time, 24 4-10 seconds.
Seventh heatCarl C. Cooke,
Cleveland Athletic club, first R.
Povey, South Africa, second. Time,
22 1-5 seconds.
Canadian is Pint.
Eighth HeatJ. A. Howard, Can- 1
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