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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 137.
JURORS WILL E
Men Selected to Hear the Dynamite
Cases at Indianapolis Leave Jail
Only for Exercise.
PROSECUTOR READS STATEMENT
Contains Over 800 Typewritten
Pages and Witnesses Will Not be
Called Until Monday, A. M.
TROUBLE COVERS POUR YEARS
Complaint Alleges That Work Be
gan in 1906Defense to Be Rep
resented By Harding.
(By United Press.)
Federal Court House, Indianapo
lis, Ind., Oct. 5.At the opening of
the dynamite conspiracy cases today
District Attorney Miller continued
the reading of his opening statement
containing 800 typewritten pages.
At the conclusion of the reading of
Miller's statement. Attorney Hard
ing will open for the defense, but
it was not expected that the taking
of testimony would start before Mon
day of next week The first to be
heard will be the 150 identification
District Attorney Miller said that
the dynamite conspiracy on which,
the indictment was based covered
five years beginning in 1906. He
told how John J. McNamara, secre
tary-treasurer of the Iron Workers,
employed Ortie McManigal, the in
former to do "jobs" of dynamiting
Boston, Hoboken and elsewhere.
He told of how Frank C. Webb of
New York wrote to McNamara, ask
ing him to send S'his friends" east
for "two other jobs."
Miller said that "friend" meant
McManigal and the "jobs" were the
dynamiting of a viaduct in Hoboken
.and of a new theatre in Boston.
The jurors will virtualy be prison
ers during the entire "hearing and
will leave the federal building only
for exercise. The new structure here,
one of the most modern in the coun
try, has sleeping quarters for jurors
on the fourth floor.
When it was conceded that the
dynamite trials would last at least
three months, the jurors were aghast
when they heard judge Anderson's
order that they were to be confined
and kept together until the case is
The jury to try the dynamite con
spirators was completed late yester
day afternoon. The twelve men se
Samuel Morrison, North Vinson.
James N. Smith, Winchester.
Seneca Chambers, Anderson.
William Jackson, Greencastle.
Marion E. Dobbins, Maxwell.
Frank Dare, New Lisbon.
Job I. Thomas, Jamestown.
Allen Spalding, Sharpesville.
Martin P. Davis, Forest.
T. B. Brookshire, Roachdale.
Frank Sutton, Nebraska.
Jesse D. Barger, Ridgeville.
Before the examination of venire
men was concluded the government
rejected three men because they ad
mited they had strong opinions that
the indicted men were guilty.
Charles Foresman, of Muncie,
Ind., said that he was prejudiced
aaginst the forty defendants because
Ortie McManigal, the informer, con
cealed a large quantity of dynamite
and nitro-glycerine behind his house.
The explosive, he said, was discov
ered concealed in a barn in the rear
of his premises, which prejudiced
him against the accused men. He
CHAMBER TO MEET.
Washinton, D. C, Oct. 5.The
first annual meeting of the Chamber
of Commerce of the United States
will be held in this city during the
week beginning January 20, 1913.
This was decided upon by the board
of directors in Boston last week.
Seventeen were present to discuss the
affairs of the National Chamber. All
unfinished legislation of the sixty
firs tcongress affecting business in
terests was assigned to committees
for stud yand report. A referendum
on the subject of a national budget
was authorized to be immediately
submitted to the commercial organ
izations of the nation. The directors
remained in Boston to participate in
the International Congress of Chom
ibers of Commerce. The directors
will next meet in St. Louis, Missouri,
November 19, to ararnge the pro
gram of the January meeting.
University of Rochester Prssidsnt,
Who Raited Large Endowment.
3 3 3333$S&<3&<$$
SUNDAY IN THE CHURCHES
First Baptist Church.
C. G. Chandler, the new pastor of
the First Baptist church, will con
duct the regular services of the
church both morning and evening
on Sunday, October 6.Chas. Guy
Services at 10:30 a. m., Sunday
school at 12 o'clock. Evening ser
vices at 8 p. m. Rev. J. H. Ran
First Scandinavian Lutheran.
Morning services at 10:30. Sun
day school at 12 o'clock. Evening
services in English at 8 o'clock.
Rev. T. S. Kolste, pastor.
First Methodist Episcopal.
Preaching in the morning by Rev.
S. W. Scott. There will be no even
ing services. Sunday school at 12.
Epworth league at 7. Prayer meet
ing Thursday evening. Rev. Chas.
S. Flesher, pastor.
Sunday school at 2:30 in the Bap
tist church. Preaching services at
3 p. m.
There will be service tomorrow
at the usual hours. Sunday school
at 10 a. m. Preaching services at
11. Junior C. E. at 4. Young Peo
ples meeting at 7. Evening Gospel
service at 8. Mid-week service of
prayer on Thursday evening at 8.
The public is cordialy invited to all
these services. S. E. P. White, pas
TWO CONFESS MURDER.
(By United Press.)
Janesville, Wis., Oct. 5.Harry
Berger, eighteen, and Edward Myer,
twelve, confessed to the police last
night that they made a criminal at
tack upon Mathilda Bergersterman,
who was found dead two days ago.
They admitted that they were with
her when she died.
The girl's father, who was arrest
ed and charged with murder, was
The Meyer boy's face-still bore
marks of scratches received in the
struggle with the girl.
"FATHER" CLARK GOES ABROAD.
New York, Oct. 5.Dr. Francis
E. Clark, founder and president of
the World's Christian Endeavor
Union, acompanied by his wife and
son, sailed today for Europe. The
party will spend the winter touring
the Holy Land and later will attend
Christian Endeavor meetings to be
'held next spring in Norway, Sweden
SCO OP B REPORTER
TOD AH, SCOOP.'
FO GRAN PRIZE
(By United Press.)
Vanderbilt Cup Course, Milwau
kee, Wis., Oct. 5.The following
drivers and cars were entered in the
grand prize event scheduled to be
run at 10 o'clock this morning:
Barney Oldfield Fiat
Ralph De Palma Mercedes
Spencer Wishart Mercedes
George Clark Mercedes
Teddy Tetzlaff Fiat
Bob Burman Benz
Joe Dawson Benz
Erwin Bergdell Benz
Hughie Hughes Mercer
Ralph Mulford Knox
Harry Nelson Lozier
Oldfield's post entry was made
posibble by the death of David
Brouce-Brown, whose place on the
entry list was left vacant.
The announcement that Oldfield
would enter the 410 mile grind was
mad folowing a conference of pro
moters during which it was agreed
that as long as an open entry exist
ed it might as well be filled by Old
E. E. Hewitt, the Pacific coast
owner of Fiat racing cars, agreed
to put his extra racer at Oldfield's
Hewitt's extra' oar was one he
brought along in case Teddy Tetz
laff's Fiat should be diabled in
Oldfield is under contract to use a
certain brand of tires, and rims for
the use of these threads had to be
E MADE PROMISES
Washinton. Oct. 5."I_ asked[ no
man to contribute to the campaign
fund when I was elected president of
the United States and I wish to re
iterate that Mr. Bliss and Mr. Cor
telyou both a&ured me that no prom
ise had been made as a return for
any contribution. Neither they nor
anyone else having authority asked
me to act or refrain from acting in
any matter wnile I was president,
because any contribution had been
made or withheld. Gentlemen,
could I put it more sweepingly?"
In these words Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt summarized his testimony
yesterday at the close of the first
part of his hearing before the Clapp
committee of the senate investigat
ing campaign funds.
The Colonel specifically denied
that he ever asked for contributions
to his 1904 campaign fnud or that
he had known of any contribution
by J. P. Morgan.
To these unequivocable statements
Colonel Roosevelt added again that
he had ordered the return to the
Standard Oil company of any contri
bution it might have made in 1904
that he had been assured by George
B. Cortelyou "only yesterday" that
he knew of no such contribution
and that he did not believe Corne
lius N. Bliss had ever demanded a
contribution from John D. Archbold
or from any corporation by any
methods of extortion.
William J. Loeb followed Colonel
Roosevelt on the stand before the
Clapp campaign investigating com
mittee late in the afternoon.
At 4:54 p. m. the committee ad
journed until 10 a. m. Monday.
ENTHRONE BISHOP WELLER.
Fond du Lac, Wis., Oct. 5.The
enthronement of Rt. Rev. Reginald
Heber Weller, who succeeds the late
Bishop Grafton as head of the Pro
testant Episcopal diocese of Fond du
Lac, is to take place tomorrow in
St. Paul's Cathedral. The service
will be simple, at the special request
of Bishop Weller.
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BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 5, 1912.
WANT ANOM WILEY
National Association of Cleaners and
Dyers to Fight Adulteration of
SAT PURE SILK IS RARE.
(By United Press.)
St. Louis, Oct. 5.^Wanted: A Dr.
Wiley to fight for "pure cloth."
This might stajid^as a permanent
"aa" for certain manufacturers, deal
ers and various associations deal
ing in goods for wearing apparel,
now lining up to drive from the mar
ket the deadly "adulterated fabric,"
which is fast eating great holes in
the pocket-book of the ultimate con
sumer, or see that it is branded and
not passed off a "pure food.'
The National Dyers and Cleaners
asociation jumped boldly into the
fight at the recent convention in St.
Louis by passing a resolution favor
ing legislation to brand adulterated
goods. They have pledged to their
support other associations whose
members handle fabrice in different
ways and together with various man
ufacturers and dealers associations
will send a committee to Washinton
to work for a national law requir
ing the branding of adulterated
goods, just the same as the pure food
law requires the branding of adul
"The average housewife does not
know that fifty per cent of the silk
sold over the counters is adulterat-
ed," said W. *D. Wade, chairman of
the committee on resolutions of the
Dyers association in St. Louis. "The
general impression is that silk does
not wear well, whereas pure silk is
the best wearing material manufac
tuerd. The average silk dress will
fall to pieces after 'being cleaned be
cause it is adulterated. But pure
silk can be dyed and cleaned and
then made over.
"A manufacturer in some instances
takes sixteen ounces of silk and
makes from 150 to 175 ounces from
If your silk "rattles" or "rustles"
it doesn't mean much, according to
Wade, for you may be carrying
around a mixture of glass, and tin,
with a little silk thrown in. Silk
is woven as a sort of web, and, ac
cording to information furnished the
Dyers and Cleaners, some manufac
turers fill in the web with glass and
A "pure wool' bill has been intro-
(Continued on last page).
The Pioneer has arranged for foot
ball returns on the following games
today. The returns will give the
final score only and will be posted
on the bulletin board at the Security
National Bank corner as fast as they
Bemidji vs. Akeley.
Minnesota vs. Ames.
Wisconsin vs. Lawrence.
Chicago vs. Indiana.
Illinois vs. Illinois College.
'Northwestern vs. Lake Forest.
Michigan vs. Case.
Nebraska vs. Bellevue.
Cornell vs. Oberlin.
Harvard vs. Holy Cross.
Princeton vs. Lehigh.
Pennsylvania vs. Dickinson.
Yale vs. Syracuse.
Results of all of these football
games cannot be found in any of the
city dailies reaching Bemidji before
Sunday noon. Watch the Pioneer
bulletin board every day.
AMES IS CONFIDENT.
Minneapolis, Oct. 5.Confidence
is en route to Northrop field. But
it will not hearten Minnesota root
ers. It is coming in the shape of a
coach, eleven husky regulars and a
number of substitutes, who will wear
the red and yellow of Ames.
It has been four years since the
Aggies have crossed the Minnesota
goal line, and fourteen since they
have left the field victors. In 1908
Minnesota was at the big end of a
15-0 score, and in 1898 at the small
end of a 0-6 result. This year they
feel they will win.
The Iowa farmers have left Ames,
and by this morning will be quarter
ed in Minneapolis. Before starting
on his expedition Coach Clyde Wil
liams gave out a bear report con
cerning the condition of his men,
but, reading between the lines, it
can be seen that the Iowa teacher is
more than reasonably certain his pu
pils will be able to teach those of
Dr. Williams a few of the fine points
of the modern game.
SOCIALIST TO LECTURE.
Nellie M. Zeh, a Socialist lecturer,
will give an address in the city hall
Thursday, October 17. She claims
to have the remedy for "poor jobs or
lack of jobs, poor farms or lack of
farms, drudgery and the high cost
Scoop Thought The Ed MUST Have Forgotten Something i "HOP"
TO VISIT MINNESOTA
William J. Bryan to Speak at Sev
eral Points In This State During
October Campaign Tour.
LEAVES LINCOLN SUNDAY NIGHT
(By United Press.)
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 5.Additional
campaign dates, for W. J. Bry%n
have been annotroeed_.by .Charles J#L
Bryan of the national committee.
Following Governor Wilson's visit
Sunday, Bryan will leave Lincoln
Sunday afternoon for South Dakota.
Wakonda will be the first speech
that Bryan will make in South Da
kota, early Monday, October 7.
He will speak at Yankton at 10
o'-clock and will go by special train
from yjnkto north and west
through South Datarta, completing
his day's tour at Pierre.
On the eighth he will go east from
Pierre, speaking at towns en route
to Aberdeen, where he will close his
South Dakota campaign with the
night of the eighth.
The ninnth and tenth of October
will be devoted to North Dakota,
where he will close the North Da
kota speaking dates with a night
meeting at Fargo October 10.
He will leave Fargo on the" morn
ing of the eleventh for Minneapo
lis and St. Paul, speaking at the in
termediate points and closing his
Minnesota tour with night meetings
at Minneapolis and St. Paul on the
October 1 2 to 14 will be spent in
October 16, 17 and 18 will be de
voted to Indiana.
October 19 to 22 will be spent in
Man Kills Four Bears.
Albert Wessburg, one of the jew
elers of the George T. Baker and
company store has returned from a
vacation trip at the west end of
upper Red Lake. He reports that
duck hunting was fine and that dur
ing his vacation his party shot sev
eral hundred ducks during a period
of about three weeks. He ran onto
a bear and thre cubs and managed
to kill all four of them. Mr. Wess
burg has photographs of his trip.
poo*Mr A GOLPCR,
Mu*r W*H -ntos* H
0* UIM WH8H
Vtfe. &ttOOT& 9
Are Urging Voters to Cast Ballot For
Proposed Amendment to State ~'*^-1**
WOULD INCREASE ROAD FUND
Act Provides for One Mill Assessment
On All Taxable Proeprty to Raise
Raise Honey for Highways.
NEEDED IN NORTHERN MINN.
Counties Will Be Able to Build More
Wagon Routes By Using Aid as
Provided in Elwell Law.
Commercial clubs all over the
state of Minnesota are urging voters
to vote for the Dunn constitutional
amendment at the general election
November 5. The governor when in
Bemidji stated that this amendment
is of greater importance than the
According to the present law of
the state a majority of all the elec
tors voting at the November election
is needed to pass the amendment.
Consequently, every vote that is not
cast in favor of the amendment is
cast against it.
The Dunn amendment provides
for the leving annually of a one
mill tax on all the taxable property
of the state for the purpose of rais- ~4
ing a fund to be used in the construe
tiom of highways and bridges. The
present law provides for a tax of
one-quarter of a mill and it brings ,"t
in about |300,000 a year. The EJ- -1-1
well law provides a way for coun- -J^S~^^
ties to build roads by the state pay
ing half, th one-quarter and ~^^%ll-
the property owners the other quar- 2
ter. The Dunn amendment pro- ~%2
poses to increase the state fund
available from $300,000 to $1,200,-
000 a, year.
The three counties of Hennepin,
Ramsey and St. Louis, containing
the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul
and Duluth, pay over sixty per cent
of the taxes of, the state. It has
been estimated that for every dollar
a man in Beltrami county pays to the
state in taxes, the county receives
a return of two dollars in state aid
of various forms. By means of the
Dunn amendment, the three cities
will be called upon to do their share
of the building of the state roads.
The money is especially needed in
Because of the fact that the
amendment will be a direct benefit
to the people of the country while
those in the cities will receive in
direct returns, it has been pointed
out that the voters in the country
districts must stand for the amend
ment solidly if it is to carry. A vote
not cast in favor of the amendment
is cast against it and the amendment
must pass if the series of state roads
for which petitions have laready
been filed under the Elwell Act are
to be allowed. The cities are not
solidly against the amendment as
many realize that good roads are es
sential to the community and needed
for the upbuilding of the cities also.
Following is the text of the amend
Section 1. The following amend
ment to section sixteen (16) of ar
ticle nine (9) fthe constitution of
the state of Minnesota,, is hereby
proposed to the people of the state
for their approval or rejection that
is to say, changing section sixteen
(16) of article nine (9) of said
constitution so that said section six
teen (16 shall read as follows:
"Section 16. For the purpose of
lending aid in the construction and
improvement of public highways and
bridges, there is hereby created a js
fund, to be known as the "state road
and bridge fund," said fund shall
include all moneys accruing from the
income derived from investments in
the internal improvement land fund,
or that may hereafter accrue to said
fund, and shall also include all funds
accruing to any state road and bridge
fund, however provided.
The legislature Is authorized to
add to such fund, for the purpose of
constructing or improving roads and
bridges of this state, by providing,
in its discretion, for an annual tax
levy upon the property of this state
of not to exceed in any year one
mill on all the taxable property
within the state. Provided, that no
county shall receive in any year more
than three (3) per cent, or less than
one-half (1-2) of one (1) per cent
(Continued from Hirst page).