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Northern Grown Vegetables and
Grasses Attract Visitors and
Cause Favorable Comment.
MANY STOP TO VIEW BOOTH
Has Prominent Place in Agricultural
Building and is Center of North
BULL MOOSE IN EVIDENCE
Roosevelt to Be Introduced to the
Real Article When He Visits the
By United Press Special.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 4.You
ought to see that booththat Beltra
mi county booth.
It certainly is "-right there with the
A more tastily arranged, carefully
planned and perfectly executed booth
is not to be found in the whole of the
northern wing of the Agricultural
building, where twelve other neigh
boring counties are contending for the
prizes that indicate the real value of
the land within that county.
And in all the entire region there
are no more energetic and enthusias
tic champions of her products than A.
P. Ritchie, F. S. Arnold, C. P. Schroe
der and August Jarchow, who came
here in charge of the Beltrami exhib
'"The more I see of the other exhib
its in this building," said Mr. Ritchie
to a Pioneer representative today,
"the more satisfied I am that our ex
hibit has a chance to come within the
money. In fact, I confidently expect
that we will at least go home with a
similar prize to the one we took last
"Hold on, hold on there," chimed in
Mr. Jarchow. "If you don't look out
you'll have this newspaper man be
lieving that the next state fair will be
held in Beltrami county."
"Well, I don't know of any better
county in which 0 hold the state
fair," retorted Mr. Ritchie, with en
"Yes, but they haven't come to that
yet," cautioned Mr. Jarchow, "and
you mustn't overlook the fact that the
Minnesota state fair is held about ten
days too early to show up the prod
ucts of those Northern counties to
the best advantage."
"You're right I'll admit that,"
assented Mr. Ritchie, "but when they
get to holding the state fair in Bel
trami we will make them put it off
to suit our convenience and then our
county will always take first prize."
It was plain that no damper could
be thrown upon Mr. Ritchie's enthu
Signs From Potatoes.
Passing through the main entrance
gate at the southeast corner of the
enclosure you follow the winding
driveway up a slight incline and the
first large building that you come to
is the one housing the different coun
ty exhibitsthe Agricultural build
ing. To the right of the entrance,
as you proceed and observe the di
verging north wing, the first object
your eyes will probably rest upon is
the Beltrami county booth.
Potatoes Dug From Beltrami Soil.
But don't be hasty this booth is
worth inspecting minutely. Over
the entrance is a design cleverly ex
ecuted in red and white spelling the
word BELTRAMI. The first letter in
spelling of the word is composed en
tirely of the white Burbank cariety
and the second letter is a Bliss Tri
umph, red in color. Then the colors
alternate, red and white, to the end
of the word. The name of the coun
ty is made to stand out in prominent
relief on this uniquely designed
"signboard," by a delicate background
of buckwheat, and then as if by way
of enclosing it all there is a wide
border of white clover seed.
That is your introduction. Be
neatn the design stand three or four
enthusiastic champions of Beltrami
county, who cordially extend a wel
coming hand to all who may seem
interested in the exhibit. And if you
accept their invitation you will cer
tainly be repaid for the time spent
in their booth.
You are now inside, and perhaps
it is Mr. Ritchie who is talking to
"Where did that come from-" yon
r- flv -Tt--
BELTRAM I COUNT EXHIBI AT TH E
STATE FAI COMMAND S ATTENTIO N
timidly enquire, referring to the huge
head of an animal you have never
Bull Moose Head.
"That came from Beltrami county,"
is the laconic reply. "There is noth
ing' in this booth that did not come
from Beltrami county."
You have not asked the name of the
animal, for you have never been in
Beltrami county, and you are not
quite certain whether it is an elk or
a deer or a counterfeit specimen of
some wild animal imported for orna
mental purposes from the jungle of
You continue to remark upon the
symmetrical perfection of his "horns."
But your host has already "taken
your measure." He has observed that
you are a tenderfoot, a city chap, un
acquainted with the wilds of the
north woods and the untamed inhab
itants that roam the forests. But he
is a true and conscientious repre
sentative of Beltrami county and he
is not here to deceive you.
"August," he says to one of his as
sistants, by way of affirmation of his
statementthat the head of the beast
ycu are gazing upon came from his
home county, "did you ever see one
of those brutes in the hoof kick the
dirt of the deep woods near Bemid-
"Many is the time I've trailed one
of those fellows from daylight until
dark in the new fallen snowand
then home without him," laughling
iy responded Mr. Jarchow.
But you are now satisfied that to
enquire further would be only to dis
play your own ignorance and so you
are willing to take for granted the
word of the men who have been sent
to the fair by their county to show
Teddy Coming Thursday.
Then you learn something else.
You are in for a succession of sur
prises, and they are beginning to
come thick and fast. Mr. August Jar
chow, chief supporter of Mr. Ritchie,
has informed you that on Thursday
of this week a certain incident is to
take place on the spot where you are
now standing that will mark an epoch
in the history of Beltrami county.
It will be something worth telling the
folks about back home. It will be an
event that will stand as a deserving
and lasting tribute to the men hav
ing this year's exhibit of Beltrami
county in charge. On Thursday the
famous Bull Moose Candidate, Colonel
Tneodore Roosevelt, will come face to
face with as fine a specimen of the
antlered monarchthe emblem of the
Progressive partyas ever thrilled
the heart of the eager hunter in the
northern forest. The Bull Moose can
didate and the Bull Moose of the
north woods will meet and admire
each in the booth of Beltrami coun
ty at the Minnesota State Fair Sep
tember 5, 1912.
But even this is not all. Your en
thusiasm is now aroused, however,
and all of the other exhibits within
the booth are consequently of more
than passing interest.
You notice, above the stately head
of the "king of the north woods," on
the rear wall of the booth, a cleverly
executed placard requiring eight let
ters of the English alphabet, spelling
the familiar word "B-e-1-t-r-a-m-i,"
as though to brand it in flaming let
ters of fire upon the fibres of your
brain, that omnipresent and unfor
gettable word, this time each letter
woven with the delicate- stemmed
and fragrant smelling fed clover blos
Potatoes Sure Prize Winners.
Beneath these emblems of that
famous county, the rear wall is
flanked, appropriately enough, with
a luxuriant growth of blue joint
grass and, again, underneath all
this, rising from the floor, tier on
tier, is a gorgeous display of vege
tables, including some of the finest
potatoes that were ever produced
from any soil this round world over.
"Our potato exhibit," staged the
enthusaistic Mr. Ritchie, "is without
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 110. BEMIDJI MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1912.
SCO OP B REPORTER
WB-L LOOK A
TALK ABOUT YOUR,
SHOWS BAD SPUT
Legislature Will Name Governor Ow
ing to Fact That No Candidate
By United Press.
Burlington, Vt., Sept. 4.Com-
plete returns from the 246 towns and
cities of Vermont give the following
figures: Allen Fletcher, Republican.. 26,200
Harland P. Howe, Democrat. .20,100
Rev. Hetzger, Progressive.. .15,700
Because no candidate received a
majority of the entire vote cast- the
election will fall to the state legisla
ture and it will elect the Republican
nominee, Allen Fletcher, since the
Republicans have won 115, the Dem
ocrats 34, and the Progressives 17
members with 80 still to come in.
The Republican vote yesterday,
shows a loss of forty-three per cent
over the vote in 1908 for Governor
Prouty, and the Democratic vote
shows a gain in the same period of
twenty-seven per cent The Social
ist vote shows a loss of several hun
dred over 1908.
For many years political students
have pointed out that any decision
of a Republican majority in Vermont
in September below the normal of
25,000 has been followed almost in
variably by party defeat in the presi
dential fight in November. These
majorities which have averaged close
to 30,000 in all state elections in Ver
mont in presidential years since 1892
were represented today by bare plu
rality.. The Republican loss appar
ently went in a great degree to the
Progressives and to somewhat lesser
extent to the Democrats.
the shadow of adoubt the finest of
any display upon the fair grounds.
The limit of points allowed for this
product is 200, and I confidently be
lieve that when the decision of the
judges is passed upon them the speci
rnens from our county will come
nearer this mark than any other."
Mr. Jarchow did not contradict
this prediction. On the contrary, he
was quite ready to affirm it.
C. F. Schroeder, another assistant
to Mr. Ritchie, who just at this junc
ture came striding into the booth,
exclaimed unhesitatingly, as though
speaking from a point of no mean
knowledge of his subject:
"You fellows can put it down as
coming from me, that we have 'em
all skinned when it comes to grading
of forage and stock vegetables."
He then took the special writer
for the Bemidji Pioneer by the coat
sleeve and pointed out to him the in
numerable varieties of the products
question, which had been arrang
ed to form a very comprehensive
display against the south wall of the
booth. On the opposite side of the
booth were twenty-one varieties of
native grasses, clover, timothy and
alfalfa. In the center of the booth,
on a slightly raised platform, was a
choice display of small fruits, can
ned goods, berries, and other palat
able delicacies that made the mouth
of the poor reporter water and whet
ted his appetite until he had to bid a
nasty farewell to his entertaining
and obliging hosts and make a bolt
for a restaurant nearby.
^THtS Wu- MAKE 300
COPY Foil, OM^ OF
TR VICTO ALLE N
Wytheville, Va., Sept. 4.The case
of Victor Allen, one of -the mountain
outlaws charged with complicity in
the Hillsville courthouse murders last
March, was called for trial today.
Victor Allen is the last to be tried of
those taken into custody for the mur
ders. Floyd and Claude Allen, fath
er and son, are under death sentenc
es. Friel Allen has been sentenced to
eighteen years' imprisonment and
Sidna Edwards to fifteen years. Sid
na Allen and Wesley Edwards, the
alleged ringleaders hr the rald~mr
the courthouse which killed six peo
ple, are still at large.
Ora Styles just returned from Thief
River Falls where he went to get a
B. C. Benedict returned to South
Dakota via Duluth and Minneapolis,
after spending three weeks visiting
his daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Benson.
Gilbert Benson was down to Thief
River Falls the latter part of the
week with a party from Rapid River
in his auto.
CALENDAR OF SPORTS.
Intercollegiate tennis champion
ships began at Merion Cricket club,
Close of the season of the Blue
Grass Baseball league.
Close of the season of the Tri-State
Johnny Kilbane vs. Johnny Dun
dee, 10 rounds, at New York city.
Billy Allen vs. Joe Bayley, 15
rounds, at Calgary, Alta.
Annual golf tournament for ama
teur championship of White Moun
tains opens at Jefferson, N. H.
Opening of four days' motor boat
regatta at Everett, Wash.
Opening of fall race meeting at
Opening of the autumn meeting of
the Montreal Jockey club.
Senior trac kand field champion
ships of the Metropolitan A. A. U. at
Close of the season of the Appa
lachian Baseball league.
Close of the season of the New
Brunswick-Maine Baseball league.
Close of the season of the New
England Baseball league.
You Certainly Got Your Nerve, Scoop
j*fe "dfcte? j,. S46l.
KICKED OUT OF THE RING
STATE FAIR FIGURESPETERSO
By United Press.
Hamline, Sept. 4.Following are
the attendance figures of the state
fair to' date:
ed at 2 p. m... 60,000
John Wold of Northome, is erect
ing a house on his farm near here.
Mr. Wold expects to move his fam
ily up here in November to make
their future home.
Miss Benson of Minneapolis, who
taught here last year, arrived Satur
day night to again take charge of
the Turtle River schools. Miss Beth
Horton of Crookston, who will also
teach here, arrived on Monday.
Mrs. Frank Latimer left Monday
night for Minneapolis to attend the
state fair. She will meet a cousin
from Decorah, Iowa, and anticipates
a pleasant visit.
Art Nolan of Minneapolis, who vis
ited his uncle, Matt Nolan, last week,
returned Sunday night to his home.
Mrs. John Guthrie spent Saturday
shopping in Bemidji.
School opened on Tuesday morning
with a good attendance, that bids fair
to exceed that of last year.
In the personal laboratory of Sil
William Ramsay, at University col
lege, London, is a new pair of scales
so delicately adjusted that they will
weigh a seven-millionth part of an
ounce. The room is in semi-darkness,
So delicate are these wonderful scales
that their balance is disturbed by th
alteration of temperature caused by
the turning on of an electric light at
the other end of the room. The oper
ator has to leave them for an hour
in darknessafter he has tip-toed
from the room so that his footfall
should not set up any vibrationand
then read them swiftly before any
change in the temperature has had
time to affect them. The scales, only
a few inches long, appears, a mere col
web of glass with its frail supports.
It is not made of glass, however, ex
plains Sir William, but of silica, whiclj
expands and contracts under the efc
feet of heat far less than glass.
Had an Object.
"An Irishman was sleeping with a
companion. In the middle of the night
he was discovered out on the floor.
Asked by his bedfellow what he was
doing there, he calmly replied: 'I got
out to tuck myself in.'*""Bulls, An
cient and Modern," by J. C. Percy.
T&.5Atf~rHAT PRETTf HOWOy-OOO
N IS HER E
Frank H. Peterson, state senator
from Moorhead, will speak in the city
hall this evening at 8 p. m. Mr. Pet
erson is a candidate for the Republi
can nomination from the Ninth dis
trict to succeed the present congress
man, Halvor Steenerson. HORNET.
Mrs. Robert Shaw and daughter,
Miss Shaw, visited friends in Black
duck and' Tenstrike Thursday and
Miss Myrtle Miller has gone to at
tend the school in Blackduck.
The two schools in this district be
gan Monday with Miss Anna Anvid
cf Eummit as teacher in the Winan
school and Roy Cossentine, teacher
in the Murray school.
Miss Nellie C. Shaw went to Black
duck to begin her school work on
Herbert Thorn and George Bogart
went to Bemidji on Monday.
G. W. Campbell, of Bemidji, in the
interests of his campaign, passed
through Hornet on Monday.
Rev. J. H. Frary of Blackduck
preached at the Winan school on
Mr. and Mrs. Henning Kirkvold
spent Tuesday in Cass Lake.
J. Frik was a Bemidji visitor last
A carload of cattle was shipped
from here Saturday by O. Lee of Bag
Mr. and Mrs. F. Klingbeil were Be
midji visitors Monday last.
Mrs. Parks and daughter, Lottie, of
Shevlin, were pleasant callers in
Miss Johanna Jamtvold of Aure,
left for Bemidji Monday where she
will attend school.
Miss Elsie Klinger left here on
Monday to resume her studies in the
high school at Bemidji.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fullerton of Be
midji, spent Sunday with relatives
Miss Martin of Bemidji spent Sun
day at the Steve Nelson home. She
returned Monday. Her sister, Al
ma, who has "been here the past twp
weeks, accompanied her home.
Mrs. E. Diseth and son, Oliver,
spent Saturday in Bemidji.
Mrs. H. Dodge left for Gonvick on
Thursday. She will visit her parents
a few days.
Among those who left for North
Dakota last Thursday were Linsay
Cyrus, Frank Klingbeil, and Victor
IT'S A PRETTY Howoei
3X3O-00 WHEN A FATHER.
CANT K\SS HIS OWN
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
AT PUBLI SCHOOL S
First Figures Indicate That Before
End of Month, Enrollment Will
Top the 1,000 Mark.
ROOMS ARE TO BE SHIFTED
Two Grades to Move From High to
Central Building to Allow Space
for Industrial Work.
FOOTBALL AROUSES INTEREST
Boys Meet With Mr. Carson to Dis
cuss 1912 Rules and Prospects for
Rigures compiled from the first
class enrollments in the schools yes
terday indicate that more pupils will
be cared fer this year than last. The
opening of the North school addition
will relieve to a large extent the
congestion which has been felt in the
Central and High schools.
Professor Dyer said this morning
that he expected fully 1,000 pupils
before the end of the month. Early
registrations are always light owing
to the fact that many keep working
during the first week or attend the
state fair. "For instance," said Mr.
Dyer, "the enrollment in the high
school yesterady was 123 but we will
have between 150 and 160 before the
end of the month."
When the addition to the North
side school is finished, the first and
second grades which have been us
ing rooms in the High school, will be
moved to the Central school while
room will be made there by moving
pupils to the North side school. This
will give two additional rooms in the
High school, one of which will be
used by Miss Eddy for a sewing
room and the other by Miss Donald
son as a drawing room.
In the North school, separate first
and second grade teachers have been
provided. Professor Dyer says that
the first grade class will be small for
some time but that the people in
!.hat end of the city will be given the
Start Talking Football.
The high school boys have started
talking football and last night had a
conference with Mr. Carson, the new
instructor in sciences. Mr. Carson
uot only replaces W. Z. Robinson as a
teacher of science but will also have
charge of high school athletics. Mr.
Carson is a graduate of Cornell Col
lege at Grinnel, Iowa, and was prom
inent in athletics while an under
graduate. Last night he discussed
the 1912 rules and arranged for the
GOPHERS AWAIT TEDDY
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 4.The Pro
gressive party leaders of Minnesota
have completed all arrangements for
Colonel Roosevelt's visit to the Twin
Cities. The third party presidential
candidate is scheduled to arrive here
from Des Moines shortly after 7
o'clock tomorrow morning and will
remain the entire day. The program
calls for two speeches, one in the op
en air at the Minnesota state fair in
the forenoon, and one at a luncheon
in Minneapolis immediately after
ward. The speech at the fair grounds
probably will last an hour, and will
be a "keynote" speech for the Roose
velt campaign in the Northwest.
School in the Wynne school house
:n District No. 97, began Tuesday
morning with Miss Mae Falls as the
John Erickson made a trip to Deer
River last week, returning Monday.
The new school houses are being
treated to a coat of paint by Messrs.
Roy Elliot and James Wynne.
James H. Wynne returned Tues
day after a short visit at Bemidji.
Geo. A. Hayes spent the first of the
week with Mr. and Mrs. August
Thorland of Bemidji, from whence he
left Wednesday morning on a photo
graphing tour through North Dako
ta vith A. A. Richardson of that
Mr. and Mrs. Syver Pederson spent
Sunday with the latter's mother, Mrs.
T. T. Weum.
Mr. Lee of Bagley and also Mr.
Nelson of Clearbrook were through
the country buying cattle last week.
Mrs. Florence Anderson and chil
dren returned from Rush City last
week where she has been visiting her
mother during the past month.