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Throughout the campaign, the Pi
stood for a certain class of men wh
primary tomorrow. It would like to
Republicans at the head of the nation
The Pioneer believes that the time ha
are ready to make their own tickets
ance or the Scandinavian American
will not have effect when, in fact,
thinking. In these following para
give some of the reasons why them
selected as being the more fit. He
ed, but these men are those with wh
United States Senator.
Knute Nelson has not always been
progressive. In fact, there are many
oases, such as the Ballinger investi
gation, when his action did not please
his constituents. But during his
many years in the senate, he has
proved that he is an indefatigable
worker and by diligence and indus
try has won a high place in that
body. Knute Nelson should have the
support of every voter in the state.
Congressman at Large.
James Manahan is a true progres
sive. Sturdy and staunch he stands,
unafraid and fighting fire with fire.
It was he who acted as attorney for
George H. Loftus and the Progressive
League when they forced the Pull
man company, to reduce the rate on
upper berths twenty per cent. Man
ahan is an Irishman and all his life
he has been fighting for the people,
He- is a man of ability and in our
opinion the outstanding man of the
Republican candidates for this offices.
At the last election, Governor Eb
erhart was returned for a second
term that he might have an oppor
tunity to carry out his promises. He
has not only utterly failed, but has
by many acts shown himself in alli
ance with the special privilege in
terests. Seeing that he would be un
able to dominate another conven
tion, he called a special session of the
legislature in his own interests after
he had turned a deaf ear to the peo
ple for months. He now hopes to
win through a split opposition. His
latest appeals have been to classes
on the basis of class interest. He
has shown himself totally unfit for
the governor's chair and he is not the
man to whom the people of Minneso
ta can point with pride. Minnesota
needs a progressive governor, one
wholly in sympathy with the spirit
of the people. Eberhart is at the
head of an extravagant administra
tion and although this is one of the
richest states in the union, we pay
high taxes and then had to borrow
$2,000,000 last year.
Of the others, the Pioneer recom
mends William E. Lee and Edward
T. Young. Vote for one and give the
other second choice. Both are fear
less men, of experience in legislative
affairs, practical business men. and
not self seeking politicians.
D. M. Neill is the recommenda
tion here. He is in close touch with
progressive leaders and will make a
good leader in the senate.
Secretary of State.
Julius Schmahl has made a good
secretary and should be returned. He
is interested in the Northern part of
the state and has shown this many
times. Vote for George E. Mattson
fcr steond choice. He is a Roseau
man and full of ginger for Northern
Lyndon A. Smith has proved him
self to be a lawyer of sound opinions,
a man who- has the courage of his
own convictions and an able adminis
trator. Since January 1, 1912, he
has collected over $600,000 for the
state in tax cases which have gone
through the courts.
The present railroad and ware
house commissioners have made good
and are experienced men. The oppo
sition has been stating that these
men are responsible for three cent
fares when as a matter of fact they
had nothing to do with it as the
courts settled the question. In the
matter of freight rates, the commis
sion can control rates only on intra
state lines. The present commission
ers this spring showed that, they
w^re the friends of BemidjL The
Pioneer believes that they should be
returned. Vote for Ira B. Mills and
Charles M. Elmquist.
The Voters of Minnesota Stand.at Armageddon and Tomorrow Will Fight
for right over wrong. The phrase made famous in the Chicago Ee-
publican convention is the battle cry of the Progressives and will go
down in history. Every voter is on one side or the other. His bal-
lot tomorrow will show whether or not he is "battling for the Lord."
There should be no hesitation here.
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 120. BEMIDJI MINNESOTA, MONDAY
STAND AT ARMAGEDDON"
oneer has steadily and consistently
0 are to come before the voters in the
see a group of clean cut, progressive
al, state and county administration.
come when the people of Minnesota
when appeals to the German Alli
or to any other class or society
the people will do their own
graphs, the editor will endeavor to
en advocated instead of others, were
realizes that all will not be nominat
ose policies the Pioneer is in accord.
1 Charles W. Stanton is a judge worthy
I of the name. The present chief jus
tice is seventy-three years old and it
is time for a younger man to take the
bench in his stead.
Vote for Frank H. Peterson. Steen
son promised Bemidji a postoffice
when the receipts went over $20,000
for two years. We hit the mark but
where is the building? He has stead
ily slighted this end of his district.
His record is one of standing with the
interests. It is common knowledge
that is a "railroad" man and that
he will vote as instructed on big rail
road issues. His part in the White
Earth Indian scandal needs no re
hearsing. Frank H. Peterson will
light for a bill that will give the
state of Minnesota the power to en
force a two-cent fare and equitable
freight rates law. Peterson is pro^
gressive and the Pioneer stands for
The Pioneer can recommend to its
readers all but one of the present
county officers. Sheriff Hazen is the
exception. The others have shown a
conscientious interest in their work,
have used every possible means to
save the county money, know their
work and should not be turned out
for men whose ignorance or careless
ness would cost money. Sheriff Haz
en has been brought to the light in
these columns too many times to at
tempt to cover his shortcomings in a
paragraph. In the field, he has al
ways been careful to be where he
will not be hurt and let his deputies
take the danger. Vote for these men:
TreasurerGeorge H. French.
Supt. of SchoolsW. B. Stewart.
AttorneyGraham M. Torrance.
CornerM. E. Ibertson.
Judge of ProbateM. A. Clark.
In the primary, Helic Clementson
is the only commissioner who has op
position on his own ticket. To the
people of the Second district, the Pio
neer recommends Clementson. We
have watched hig work on the board
and he has made good, serving both
his district and the interests of the
county at large.
New York, Sept. 16."Gyp the
Blood" and "Lefty Louie," the miss
ing gunmen indicted as two of the ac
tual slayers of Herman Rosenthal, the
gambler, were found by the police
Saturday, living with their wives in
a flat in the Brownsville section of
.They were arrested by Deputy Po
lice Commissioner Dougherty and a
squad 6f detectives who brought them
to the police headquarters and lock
ed them up. They will be arraigned
on Monday. The twp men had been
occupying the flat since Aug. 1, and
were alone until last Tuesday, when
they were joined by their wives,
through whom clues to their where
abouts were obtained by the police.
Duluth Shop Hen Strike in Sympa
thy With Motormen and Con
LAWLESSNESS HAS STOPPED
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 16.There
was no change in the street car sit
uation at 1 o'clock this morning and
no indication of the ending of the
trouble. Manager Warren has posted
notices offering jobs back to all the
strikers except the nine discharged
Monday, which precipitated the trou
ble. No terms but those under which
the men formerly worked were offer
ed. At a meeting of the strikers he
fore midnight Mr. Warren's offer was
rejected. All is quiet.
Adding to the street railway com
pany's difficulties incident to the
strike, the car repairers went out in
sympathy today. This turn in events
comes at a time when many cars are
in battered condition from the riot
ing of yesterday.
There was no violence in connec
tion with the street car strike last
night. The sheriff seems to have the
situation well in hand, and his depu
ties kept the crowds moving and pre
vented the forming of mobs in the vi
cinity -of the car barns, where most
of the violence has taken place.
SNEED KILLS BOYCE
Amarillo, Tex., Sept. 16.Al G.
Boyce, Jr., was shot and killed here
this afternoon by J. B. Sneed, with
whose wife Boyce eloped to Canada in
Sneed is shortly to stand trial for
the murder of Boyce's father at Fort
Worth, January 13, as a result of
the elopement of the son Sneed today.
The presence of Sneed in this city
was not known until after* the shoot-
ing." Boyce returned- only recently.'
The shooting occurred within* a
block of the business district on the
principal street and shortly after the
shooting Sneed surrendered to the
local authorities, giving up an auto
matic shotgun and two automatic
Bystanders hearing the first shot,
turned to see a man-, apparently a
tramp, with a heavy growth of beard
and wearing overalls, advancing to
the center of the street, firing on his
victim with a shotgun. Approxi
mately a score of buckshot took effect
in Boyce's side.
Sneed would give out no statement
tonight. He waived hearing and fur
ther developments await action of
the grand jury, which convenes Mon
The disappearance of Mrs. Sneed
from a Fort Worth sanatorium last
fall was followed a month later by
her detention with Boyce in Winni
Mutual friends brought about a re
conciliation between the banker and
his wife and Boyce was released from
custody after the couple had return
ed to Fort Worth.
Boyce, Sr., was shot and killed in
the" lobby of a Fort Worth hotel Jan
uary 13 last, because of remarks he
is alleged to have made derogatory to
Sneed was tried- for the killing, but
the jury was unable to agree, and
pending a second trial, which is set
for November 12, he was released on
Harvester Hearing Begins.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 16.Before
Robert S. Taylor, sitting as special
master, the taking of testimony was
begun today in the government pro
ceedings for the dissolution of the
International Harvester company.
General Manager Funk, Vive Presi
dent Jones, Secretary Wood and other
officers and directors of the alleged
trust have been/summoned to tes
Polls will be open from 6 a. m. to
9 p. m. tomorrow in the regular pol
ling place in each ward.
PRIMARY IN MINNESOTA
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 16.Minne-
sota's direct primary Jaw, which has
a second choice provision as its dis
tinguishing feature, wifi be given its
first try-out tomorrow, when the sev
eral parties will name their candi
dates to go on state, congressional,
legislative and county tickets at the
general election in November.
The main state-wide contest so far
as a gubernatorial nominee is con
cerned is between Governor A. O.
Eberhart, who is seeking renomina
tion, and a field of five rivals in the
Republican camp. C. M. Andrist, of
Minneapolis and P. M. Ringdal of
Crookston are aspirants for the Dem
ocratic nomination for governor.
United States Senator Knute Nel
son is seeking indorsement for re
election and is opposed by James A.
Peterson of Minneapolis on the Re
publican side. 'The Democratic
hcoice for the senatorship is Dan W.
Lawler of St. Paul.
Republicans and Democrats have
plural candidates for most of the
places on the state ticket. Other con
tests are embraced in several of the
congressional districts. The Prohi
bitionists have practically an entire
state ticket in the field and the pub
lic Ownership and Socialist Labor
parties have selected candidates for
governor. The Progressives have
not determined the stand they will
take with regards to tie Republican
candidates. A definite decision as to
whether an independent state ticket
will be put in the field is expected to
be reached at a conference of the
Progressive party leaders at the end
of this week.
NEW CRANE WINDOW.
T. J. Crane and company have re
modeled the front of their store so
that now the entrance is in the center,
of the building The new arrange
ment gives the company two show
windows where they formerly had
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ATTENTION VOTERS AND CANDIDATES
The corrupt practices act says:
Candidates may not pay for personal service on day of primary or elec-
tion, except to persons to act as challengers and to watch the count.
No person may buy, sell, give or provide political badges, buttons or in-
signia to be worn at polls, and none shall be worn
Candidates may not provide transportation for voters to the polls.
No^person may solicit votes within 100 feet of the polling place.
No person may distribute campaign cards, candidates' cards, placards
or campaign literature on the day of primary or election.
The name of a candidate chosen at a primary election will not be placed
on the "ballot until his expense account has been filed.
_. No person, firm or co-partnership shall disburse, expefidT^TSSfitribute in
any manner whatsoever for political purposes a sum of money in excess of
?50, except through a political committee.
No candidate may promise an appointment.
Failure to file expense account is ground for prosecution, and the coun-
ty attorney is required by law to prosecute.
Twenty-fiv voters or any defeated candidate may contest the right of
any candidate to nomination or office on the grounds of deliberate, seri-
ous and maetrial violations of the provisions of the corrupt practices act.
Contests must be begun within ten days after primary or thirty days
after general election.
The penalties for violation of the corrupt practices act, unless otherwise
therein provided, are imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one
month, nor more than one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison for
a period of not less than one year nor more than three- years, or by a fine
of not less than $25 nor more than $1,000, OT by both imprisonment and
Amendments to the Election Laws Provide:
That all candidates for office in Minnesota shall be nominated at direct
primaries held seven weeks prior to the election.
That the chief justice, associate justices of the supreme court, district
court judges, probate court judges, county superintendents of schools and
officers in cities of the first class shall be nominated on a non-partisan
The two candidates receiving the highest vote for the nomination for of-
fices on the non-partisan ballot will go on the final election ballot.
Candidates for chief justice or associate justice of the supreme court
may be presented for the primaries by petition of 500 names, and forjudge
of the district court by a petition of 250 names.
The voters shall be given opportunity to express first and second choice
for all offices on party ballots at the primaries. The tally sheets shall be
arranged to show the first choice for each candidate and the second choice
votes of those who voted for him as first choice.
If no candidate is found to have received a majority of the first-choice
votes cast for the office, the lowest candidate is dropped and the second-
choice votes of those who voted for him as first choice, are to be added to
the first-choice votes of the candidates for whom they were cast. The elim-
ination process is to be continued until some candidate is found to have a
majority of the first and second-choice votes credited to all candidates re-
Nominations may oe made by petition after the primary. Nominating
petitions for state office must contain 2,000 names for congressional or
judicial office, five per cent of the vote, not exceeding 500 names and for
other office ten per cent of the vote cast at the last preceding election.
Nominees for state offices, the state legislature and United States sena-
tors and representatives and all officers whose terms extend beyond the
first Monday in January shall meet at the state capitol at noon on the sec-
ond Thursday after the primary to choose state and congressional com-
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SERVICES ARE HELD
Presbyterian Church Taxed to Capa
city By Throngs of Friends Who:'A8Z*
Attended Last Bites.
TWO' SISTERS ABE BELATED
One From Albert Lea and One ftim *^z'
Saskatchewan Are Expected
MANY FLORAL TRIBUTES
Printers Send Pillow With "30" Built
of FlowersInterment Was In
.Funeral services for Ernest A. An.-
derson were held in the Presbyterian
church Sunday afternoon, Reverend
White officiating. Miss Sherwood
presided at the organ in the absence
of Mrs. Warfield and the choir was
composed of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Mark
ham, Miss Lizzie Erickson and O. C.
The church was taxed to its capa
city to hold the friends of the de
ceased who gathered to do him last
honor. The choir sang, "Jesus Sav
ior, Pilot Me," "Does Jesus Care" and
^'As Thou Wilt." .y.
The casket was wheeled in by Mr.
Lahr, the pall bearers following down
the aisle slowly. Many floral trib
utes were banked about it as it stood
in front of the pulpit. One of the
pieces was a large "30", worked in
flowers on a? pillow* "Tn^l-wC-
Following the services, the coffin
was opened and friends given an op
portunity for a last look. The cas
ket was taken to Greenwood where
simple exercises were held at the
grave. His two sisters, one from Al
bert Lea, and the other from Canada,
are expected tonight.
He's taken thirty off the hook it's
quitting time for "Ernie
We've closed the shop this afternoon
to read the proof on him,
And find it pretty middling clean, a
pi line here and there.
But only such a one as apt to slip in
His ticket's on the Foreman's desk,
all figured up, I s'pose,
He had some fat takes and some lean,
but that's the way it goes
I don't know what's his overtime or
what his check will be,
I guess he'll strike the average, along
with you and me.
He set a measure middling widehe
liked to see that way
His work was mostly solid stuff, and
not much on display
He ought to lived three score of years,
a friend of yours and mine
It's tough to think some worthless
chap is quadding out his line.
He told me nigh a month ago, as cool
His dupes were cut and pasted up
a middling longish string.
He said he never skinned the shop,
and .guessed he'd had his share
Of overtime and double price, and
maybe some to spare.
He set a proof that showed up clean,
and did his work up right
He never shirked by day so he could
double-space the night.
The Make-up's dumped his matter in,
his form is closed, you see
His galley's empty on the rack, his
slug is twenty-three.
We don't know what the Cashier's
desk will have to give to Ernie
We'll mark a turn rule in the proof
and say a prayer for him.
For him the dawn is in the east, it's
getting light uptown,
And thirty's taken off the hook, the
last form's going down!
J- M. F.
LEE EIGHTY YEABS OLD.
Richmond, Va., Sept. 16.Gener-
al George Washington Curtis Lee
quietly observed his eightieth birth
day anniversary today at his home,
Ravenworth, near Burk Station, Fair
fax county. General Lee is the son of
the late General Robert E. Lee, whom
he succeeded as president of Wash-^
ihgton-and Lee University in I87l
Since 1897 he has been president
emeritur of the university..