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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 135.
NO RACE SUICIDE
SEEN IN BEMIDJI
Figures of School Attendance Com
piled by Prof. W. P. Dyer Show
Pupils Are Coming Steadily.
162 NEW STUDENTS THIS YEAR
Many Scholars Enter First Grade and
Kindergarten ClassesBooms Fast
MAY BRING SOO SPECIAL HEBE
Movement Started to Have Farm
Train Come to Bemidji When on
Northern Minnesota Trip.
There is no race suicide in Be
midji according to report just made
public by W. P. Dyer, superinten
dent of schools Mr. Dyer's report
gives the attendance figures for the
month of September for the Bemidji
schools and shows that not only is
the school population keeping up
but it is on the increase.
The total enrollment for the month
of September, according to Mr. Dyer's
figures was 1,033. The average daily
attendance was 967. Of the total
attendance, 142 were enrolled in the
high school and 162 in the seventh
and eighth grades There are 162
beginners who started in the first
grade and kindergarten rooms this
"In order to show that our facili
ties are being crowded constantly,"
said Professor Dyer this morning,
"we have ten rooms in which there
are forty or more pupils. Educa
tors the world over agree that the
largest number which can be han
dled in one room to the best advan
tage is twenty-seven The addition
to the North side school will relieve
some of the congestion but our class
es are growing at least as rapidly
and this year faster than our facil
Professor Dyer Elates that he has
no information to the effect that the
Soo "Farm Special" will come to Be
midji on its trip through Northern
Minnesota in November An effort
is being made to get this tram to
pass through Bemidji although it
may not be able to arrange it as the
special will start from Glenwood and
run to the border.
Under a plan worked out by Dean
A F. Woods and with the approval
of President George E. Vincent of
the "University of Minnesota, who ex
pects to go along, the state agricul
tural college will put an entire farm
upon the special which will be com
.posed of a tram of eleven cars and
carry the farm on a ten-day trip into
Minnesota, to show the farmers what
good work can do Everything but
the actual acres and the farm build
ings will be taken along Beef and
dairy cows, sheep, calves, pigs, hors
es and chickens will travel in com
pany with a staff of lecturers from
the college, which will include four
women. So ar as has been planned,
Professors A. D. Wilson, Andrew
Boss, Bull and N C. Chapman
state poultry expert, will be the
The train will be formed in this
Bagagge car with forage for stock.
Stock car of automobile type, en
abling attendants to lead out stock
Farm machinery car, carrying lat
est devices for simplifying farm
Poultry car full of roosters and
chickens, with incubators, trap nests
and all latest devices.
Dairy car, with full dairy exhi
Seed car, "with good seed exhibit.
Domestic science car, with four
women in charge.
Boys' and girls' car, sepcially pre
pared for instruction of children in
farm help possibilities.
Sleeper. A strong appeal will be made to
the women and children of the farms.
Advance rtotices will be sent out
along the route and school superin
tendents will be asked to dismiss
schools in advance of the arrival of
the train that the children may at
tend the lectures and see the exhi
The train will leave Minneapolis
Nov. 6, and will make forty Soo line
towns in Minnesota.
HENRY H. CURRAN.
Nw \9rk Alderman Who
Forced th Police Investigation.
Photo by American Press Association.
INSURANCE COMPANY SUED.
Indianapolis, Oct. 3.Suit for an
accounting and the appointment of
a receiver for the Bankers' Life as
sociation of Des Moines and the
Bankers' Life company, and for the
possession and control of $18,000,-
000 assets, has been field here in the
The action was begun by Charles
W. McLaughlin of Portland, Ind,,
who said he was one of the 158,000
members of the association which
does business in more than half the
McLaughlin charges conspiracy on
the part of the officers and directors
of the corporations to get control of
the $18,000,000 assets of the asso
ciation, to divert the funds from their
proper use and trust character and to
deprive the plaintiffs of their inter
est therein without- compensation.
The suit involves the question of
the right to change from an *8ffei6-
ment to a straight life plan.
The association" was organized in
July, 1879, on the mutual^ assess
ment basis, with the members con
stituting the corporation and with
no capital stock
Several Bemidji men have insur
ance in this company and will watch
the outcome of the action with in
WIFE SLAYER TO HANG.
Montreal, Oct. 3.Apparently rec
onciled to his fate, tihough with lit
tle left of the iron nerve that he dis
played throughout the trial, John
Cummings, the wife slayer, is await
ing the dawn of tomorrow, when he
will mount the scaffold in the Mon
treal jail to pay the full penalty of
the law The crime for which he is
to be executed was committed on
November 21 last Early in the even
ing of that day Cummings approach
ed his wife, with whom he had not"
been living for some time, as she
was walking the street with a
young man, and fired two shots, kill
ing her almost instantly. The evi
dence showed that Cummings had
been dringing on the day of the mur
der, and that he had previously
made threats against his wife.
DE PALMA WINS RACE.
Wauwatosa Race Course, Wis., Oct.
3 Ralph de Palma, driving a Mer
cedes car, yesterday won the eighth
Vanderbilt cup automobile race over
the new Wauwatosa road course in
4 hours and 20 minutes and 31.54
seconds, for a distance of 299 miles,
2,764 feet This was an average
speed of 69 miles per hour, or five
miles per hour slower than. Ralph
Mulford's time in last year's Vander
bilt race at Savannah. Hughie
Hughes, Mercer, was second, 42 4-5
seconds behind De Palma, and Spen
cer Wishart, Mercedes, third.
Hughes averaged 68 4-5 miles per
QC*C\f\P THE CU
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TO CHANGE CANAL ROUTE.
Cass Lake, Oct. 3.Special.Sev-
eral months ago the Cass Lake Com
mercial club adopted resolutions and
received the co-operation of the Wal
ker Commercial club urging a change
from the adopted route of the canal
to connect the waters of Lake Winni
bigoshish with Leech Lake, to one
designated as the Pike Bay route.
The proposed Pike Bay route for tine
canal is from Pike Bay to Leech Lake
and will give a water boundary along
the entire west side of the Minneso
ta National forest and permit of
quick transportation of fire fighting
forces case of emergency. The
Commercial club is now in receipt
of a copy of a letter written by John
Scofield of the war department in
which he explains that congressional
action will be necessary to change
the route but that the appropriation
of $61,200 made June 25, 1810, by
congress for the original project will
be held so that the entire matter
can be brought to the attention of
congress in the annual report for the
fiscal year 1912.
It is understood that the war de
partment, the department of the In
terior and the department of Agri
culture are all favorable to the pro
ject as urged by the Cass Lake and
Walker clubs, and it is believed that
the project will meet no opopsition
and that active work will begin early
PELLAGRA CONFERENCE MEETS.
Columbia, S. C, Oct. 3.Many
medical men of international prom
inence were present here today at
the opening of the second triennial
conference of the National associa
tion for the study of Pellagra. The
initial session was held this morning
in the assembly hall of the South
Carolina state asylum for the insane.
Dr. J. W. Babcock, superintendent of
the asylum and president of the as
sociation, occupied the chair. Dur
ing the day papers or addresses deal
ing with the prevalence and geo
graphic distribution of Pellagra and
possible factors in the causation of
the disease were presented by Dr. J.
F. Siler, of the medical corps of the
United States army Dr. P. E. Gar-
r|||tt}^aflestant surgeon United States
navy Dr. W. McNeal, of New York
City Dr. M- Grimm, assistant sur
geon of the United States public
health and marine hospital service
Dr. H. Hagen, of Washington, D.
Dr. K. Beall, of the Texas
state board of health, and Allen H.
Jennings, of the bureau of entomol
ogy of the United States department
UPPER PENINSULA TEACHERS.
Iron Mountain, Mich., Oct. 3.
Iron Mountain is entertaining for
two days a small army of public
school teachers in attendance on the
annual convention of the Upper Pen
insula Educational association. Pres
ident W. D. Hill, of Crystal Falls,
presided at the first of the general
sessions today Among the promin
ent speakers were Professor Earl
Barnes of Philadelphia and Dr. S. D.
Fess president of Antioch College.
OHIO M. E. CONFERENCE.
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 3.The reg
ular order of business at the annual
session of the Ohio conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church was
suspended today, while the delegates
and the members of the local church
es participated in a celebration of
the centennial anniversary of the
Ohio conference, which was formed
in Chillicithe in 1812. Bishop An
derson of the church took part in
the anniversary exercises.
TAFT TO TAKE PART.
Salem, Mass., Oct. 3.President
Taft has promised to come to Salem
tomorrow to attend the dedication
of a memorial tablet in honor of the
officers and men of the First regi
ment, heavy artillery, M. V. M., who
died in defense of the Union. The
total losses of this regiment in bat
tle were exceeded by only fourteen
of the 2,000 or more regiments in
the war. The memorial tablet is of
bronze and was designed by Bela
Pratt, the Boston sculptor.
BEMIDJJ, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 3, 1912.
SULZEI F6t GOVERNOR
New York Democratic Congressman
Named to Head State Ticket of
BOSS MURPHY IS SCORED.
Syracuse, Oct. 3.Wm. Sulzer,
representative in congfess from New
York City, was nominated for gov
ernor early this morning by the Dem
ocratic state convention. It was the
seventh -time -he has*Jhea na- -ean
Syracuse, N. Y Oct. 3.The Dem
ocratic state convention was thrown
into an uproar late yesterday by the
oratorical attack upon Chas. F. Mur
phy, the Tammany leader, by Thom
as M. Osborne, who has long been
identified with efforts to dislodge
Murphy and his friends from their
positions of prominence in the party
in New York state. The occasion was
a discussion of the party platform
which Mr. Osborne wanted to amend
in certain important particulars.
Mr. Murphy's friends accused Os
borne of being actuated in his at
tack by disappointment over his fail
ure to be chosen as the party candi
date for governor or United States
senator. When Osborne opened fire
he was interrupted in almost every
instance by hoots from the delegates.
"His hour is about to strike," he
said, referring to the Tammany lead
er. "The delayed storm which the
conditions of New York city have
long been preparing has already
burst lightning already and already
his great reputation has come crash
ing to the ground. And this man
who sits here now, surrounded by sat
ellites, dispensing favors, dictating
policies, distributing nominations of
the great partylook at him well,
for this is the last time you will look
upon such a scene. For him, too,
the hour will soon strike and upon
the ruins of his fall will arise New
York democracy of the future."
"Choose ye this day," concluded
Osborne, "whom ye will serve. On
one side stands Woodrow Wilson,
and the principles of progressive
democracy, on the other Charles F.
Murphy and cohesive power of pub
Alton Parker took the" opportunity
date for the nomination. car, guaranteed not to telescope in a
Sulzer was formally declared the
nominee on the fourth ballot after
Dix had been withdrawn.
Martin H. Glynn was nominated
for lieutenant governor
(Continued on last page).
(By United Press.)
Many Useless Models.
Washinton, Oct. 3.Hundreds of
models of freak devices to make rail
road travel more save are being tum
bled from dusty shelves of the Inter
state Commerce Commission, upon
the removal of the Commission to its
new building. These models were
submitted during an ancient inquiry
of the Commission into the use of
block signals Some are practical,
some freakish and some utterly
~t Among the models is a passenger
The Big Fight,Was Called Off In the Second Round
The calr ends are" shSrnrv
wrecK me car enu are snarpi _.,, _la^ _
curved, instead of square. The in
ventor forgot to calculate what would
happen to passengers if the car was
shunted to one side and avoided
With the many models in a small
mountain of blue prints, ink draw
ings and photographsall adding to
Uncle Sam's scrap heap.
Many Drinkers of Beer.
Washinton, Oct. 3.Nearly 8,003,-
745,000 gallons of beer was the
world's production in the year 1910,
according to a report to the state de
partment fromCounsul Heingartnew
at Liege, Belgium, quoting figures
from the "Actino Economiquo." Of
this enormous amount 7,925,000,000
gallons were consumed during the
The United occupied first place
among tihe beer producing countries,
with an output of 1,908,010,377 gal
lons. Germany was second with 1,-
703,666,460 gallons, manufactured
by 13,186 breweries Great Britain
ranked third and Austria-Hungary
Cavalry Faces Horse Famine.
Washinton, Oct. 3,Uncle San's
cavalry is up against the problem of
another "horse^ famine."
The Second and Fourteenth Cav
alry regiments, which have just re
turned to the United States from the
Philippines, have had to be entirely
remounted because a disease made it
impossible for the regiments to bring
back their mounts from the islands.
The remount stations which sup
ply horses for the cavalry, have been
almost stripped bare of serviceable
mounts, and if there should be any
additional demands for horses the
government might have to go odt and
buy horses in the open market.
Owing to the activity of the Mex
ican rebels on the border the" de
mands for cavalry have been large.
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BIG GAMES ON SATURDAY
Football Season Will Be Formally
Opened by Eight Games in West
BEMIDJI GOBS TO AXELEY.
Chicago, Oet. 3.All of the big
teams of the east and eight of the
conference teams in the middle west
"f^fet into acfcjon Saturday when
th^|#*eat^ig^8# games of the
will play Ames an a has play Ne
braska also before meeting any other
Conference elevens have been at
work but ten days Other teams,
however, have been in the field for
three weeks with the added advan
tage of a training table. Many of
the contests will be on the champion
ship order and will eliminate losers
from the race for the title.
In Minnesota the Minnesota
Ames gafiev will attract the most at
tention. Minnesota was defeated by
South Dakota last week by a score of
10 to 0. Those who have been fol
lowing the Minnesota team say that
it is due for another defeat Satur
day as all advices from Ames are that
Clyde Williams has a team of veter
ans and is out to get revenge for
the many blanks at the hands of the
Gophers. Minnesota rooters are also
interested in the college games of
Hamline, Carlton, Macalester and St.
Olaf which will be played Saturday.
The Chicago-Indiana battle at Mar
shal Field in Chicago will attract the
attention of rooters in the middle
west Indiana played DePauw last
Saturday and showed that it had a
good team. The Maroons have yet
to play their first game but in spite
of the bear dope sent out by Coach
Stagg it is believed that Chicago will
have a team that will at least hold
Northwestern will get into action
against Lake Forest at Evanston.
Wisconsin will meet its old foe Law
rence at Madison. The University
of Iowa will play the Iowa Normal
school at Iowa City. Purdue will
play DePauw and Michigan will play
Case at Ann Arbor.
In the high school games, Bemid
ji will travel to Akeley and a close
game is looked for. Coach Carson
has had his men out every night
this week but owing to the small
number of candidates, has been un
able to send his men into scrimmage
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MEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Sued the County for $2,197.62
cause Commissioners Allowed
$978.50 for Service*. ,^:f^$
ACTED IN THE DUMAS CA9HT
Was Special Prosecutor for Connty
la Pnpotky and Brainerd Trials
In Fall of 1911. *t
SERVICES VALUED BY EXPERTS
Attorneys Loring, Janes, *VHwar
Andrews and Brown Tell of Wort*
of Time in Court Work.
35. E. McDonald was awarded com
pensation of 11,666.98 for his aer
vices as special prosecutor for the
county in the Dumas cases by a jnry
in district court yesterday. Mr. Mc
Donald had been allowed $978.50 by
the board of county commissioners
but brought suit to recover $2,-
Mr. McDonald conducted Ms own
case. His suit was based on the
claim that a proper charge for court
work_was $50 per day and for out
side preparation $25 per day. The
county board had decided that this
charge was too large and had cat
it down. Mr McDonald's charge
was based on $50 per day for court
work in the Puposky case, $50 pea
day for court work at Brainerd,
$33.33 per day for work before ttte
grand jury the Brainerd case,
and $25 per day for preparation.
Mr. McDonald's witnesses were
Charles Loring. of the firm-of Steen
nde IJ?^-,=_* ~!I
era of Minnesota, Sa AtdancHtB,
of Brainerd, A. A. Andrews and John
L. Brown. All of the men testified
that a charge of $50 per day for
court work and $25 per day for pre
paration was a customary charge.
Mr. Janes testified that he considered
a charge of $2,500 for services in the
entire matter would not have been
unreasonable by Mr. McDonald.
No witnesses apepared for the
county and the case was sent to the
jury on the testimony of the plain
tiff. Judge Stanton charged the
jury that it was not bound to adopt
the values placed on the services by
the plaintiff's experts but it was its
duty to judge and weigh the force
of the experts opinions by its own
common sense and knowledge of the
subject of inquiry. He stated to the
jury that if it believed the amounts
given by the experts were not cor
rect, that it had a right to say so
in its verdict.
Following the reading of the ver
dict, County Attorney Torrance took
a stay of thirty days in order that
the county commissioners might de
cide whether or not they wish to ac
cept the verdict or appeal for anoth-^
er trial. The verdict as given Mr.
McDonald is about $100 more than
the difference between what he want
ed and what the commisioners al
The jury in the case was composed
of J. Peterson, Jr, Henry Falls,
George Smith, Carl Radi, C. C. Ha
gen, Peter Trodahl, Robert Nelson,
Demp Mohler, Fred Iverson, Hans
Torgerson, A. R. Garrow and Fred
POWERS CRUSHED IN MACHINE.
W. A. Cassler had the tips of two
fingers on his left hand cut off yes
terday afternoon when they were
caught in the weed chain of a pota
to digger. The accident happened
on his farm four miles west of the
city. Mr. Cassler is able to be about
the farm today but the accident will
keep him from working for some
HOLD SERVICES IN GERMAN.
Otto Brauer has made arrange
ments to hold the German Lutheran
church services in the Baptist church
Sundays in the afternoon. Sunday
school will be held at 2:30 and
preaching service at 3. All services
will be read in the German lang-
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