VOLUME 10. NUMBER 139.
FANS I N GRAN
FIGH FO SEATS
Demand for Reserved Chairs and
Boxes for World's Series Far
Exceeds the Supply.
40,000 ATTENDANCE EXPECTED
Hundreds Wait In line Hours for
Bleachers Which Were Put
On Sale This Morning.
B0ST0NIANS USE MEGAPHONES
Tryto Compete in Noise Making With
Thousands of Leather Lunged
(By United Press.)
New York, Oct. 8.Flash.
Neither side-scored in the first
two innings of play.
(By United Press.)
New York, Oct. 8.Press box at
Polo Grounds.Under a cloudless
sky and a brilliant sun, "Play ball"
was called promptly at 2 o'clock this
afternoon for the first of the World's
Series between the New York Giants
.and the Boston Red Sox.
At 1:53 Mayor Gaynor, clad in
rakish Norfolk gray coat and Mayor
Fitzgerald, of Boston, under decorous
top hat were escorted on the field
by a squad of police. Fitzgerald
sprinted across the field to Join the
crimson bedecked home rooting
Batteries were announced of Tes
reau and Meyers for New York and
Wood and Cady by Boston. Tine
selection of Wood by Jake Stahl
caused McGraw to put Becker in left,
field with Snodgrass in center. The
Boston lineup was regular with the
exception of Cady who has done little
catching for the Sox except when
Wood is pitching.
Qady is a big heavy man and
handles Wood's speed with ease.
New York, October 8.As was ex
pected, the demand for reserved seats
and boxes in the upper stands for
the opening game of the world's ser
ies this afternoon at the Polo Grounds
more than equalled the supply.
The allotment of reserved seats
was exhausted in two hours and
would have been exhausted soner if
the ticket sellers could have bandied
the crowd faster.
Twice as many people in line fail
ed to get tickets as succeeded in ob
The unprecedented demand for re
served seats lead officials of the clubs
to predict today that the total at
tendance this afternoon will exceed
The bleacher seats, unreserved,
were put on sale at 9 o'clock this
morning. Hundreds of frenzied fans
had been waiting for hours for that
moment. Scores of the seasoned
"fan-atics" who were unwiling to
take a posible chance of being crowd
ed out of line, made their beds last
night in the run-aways leading to
the ticket boths.
Many were up at daylight. Hours
before the "window-slides were open
ed the sleepy-headed enthusiasts
formed a crooked and grotesque' wait
ing line, nearly a block in length,
leading away from the ticket win
dows, lazily lounging against a
chance suport or against each other
for one last wink of sleep before the
clock tolled the hour that would send
an electric current through the
That the capacity of the park
would be taxed was assured long be
fore the hour set for the game to be
Three hundred Boston rooters,
trained like college football enthus
iasts, will be a feature of the game.
They succeeded in obtaining seats
in a block, after almost overturning
the general government.
The rooters' leader wired to Heyd
ler asking for a group of seats.
Heydler said nothing could be done.
President McAleer of the Red Sox
fwas asked to intercede. He did,
Ban Johnson was urged to lend a
hand. He failed to obtain results.
Then Mayor Fitzgerald of Boston,
came to the rescue. He let it be
known that if the tickets to the game
in New York were not forthcoming
and lumped in a bunch for the Bos
tonians he would prevent the play
ing of games in Boston by revoking
the Boston club's charter.
The seats were hurridly arranged
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JOHN W. HART.
Counsel For Lieutenant Boekor
In Rosenthal Murdor Caso.
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and 300 hostile fans, leather-lunged
and megaphone-equipped, will try to
compete with 40,000 Giants' rooters.
The Boston club members arrived
in New York last evening in time
for dinner. All of the men, with the
exception of Gardner were in good
condition. Gardner will play and
anticipates little trouble from his in
LAXED IRVINE HOUSE CLOSED.
The house of prostitution con
ducted on the soutih shore of Lake
Irvine has been ordered closed and
occupants will be given jail sentences
if taken into custody by police.
FINED $25 AND COSTS.
Robert Stanley was fined $25 and
costs and took thirty days in jail this
morning for assault on his wife and
resisting arrest. It is said that he is
also contempt, of district court and
mil* i h*M 4a another cbarjre.?wbjeil
released on this one.
Mrs. H. Evans is sick in bed. We
ihope her illness will not prove ser
The Dietel brothers have finished
digging their potatoes and they say
the crop this year is not as satisfac
tory as last.
Mr. Higgins was at Whitefish Sat
Mr. Reeves has bought a new po
Mrs. Rustvoid and children and
Mrs. Goldheimer were at Bemidji
Mr. Bergquist has, for a few days,
been taking Mr. Kranz's place as
conductor on the Red Lake line.
Rev. Malone is making an earnest
atempt to start a Sunday school at
Mrs. P. K. Rustvold returned last
week from Winnipeg accompanied by
her sister and .brother-in-law. The
later made a short visit here before
returning to their home in Chicago.
Mrs. Frank Cook and sister, Miss
Habbedank were at Bemidji Thurs
The family of Mr. Erickson will
move to Nebish in the near future.
Miss Marjorie Knox will give a
basket social at her school, Hallow
e'en night. The proceeds for the
benefit of the Sunday schol.
Little Marjorie Dietel gave a birth
day party last Friday. A number of
her school mates were present and
had a very enjoyable time.
The Cook brothers returned from
their hunting trip. They had seven
ty-five birds and a fox, and report
plenty of big game along Rapid River
Mr. Fred Cook is mounting the fox.
Harold J. Dane, editor of the Be
midji Pioneer, A. E. Nelson, instruct
or of agriculture in Bemidji, Earl
Carson, instructor in science, and
Lynn Benner, chief clerk of the Red
Lake road, spent Sunday at White
Pine Camp. They returned to Be
midji Sunday night on the speeder.
CfYV^D THE CUB
WE W0R10J SEStEsJ
Minneapolis, October 8.Special
wire to the Pioneer.Word reached
here at noon today that war had been
declared on Turkey by Montenegro.
Troops are reported fighting outside
A declaration of war from one of
the Balkan states to Turkey has been
expected for several weeks. The
armed peace that has existed for
several years has been badly strain
ed of late and has caused diplomats
While Montenegro was the state
to declare war, it is said that the
Montenegrians will be joined by oth
er Balkan states in a general war on
"CANNIN O FRUIT"
Miss Beatrice Eddy will lecture on
the "Canning of Fruit" and "Making
of Jelly" Thursday afternoon in the
cooking class room of the high school
All Bemidji housewives are invited
LARGE SCHOOL FUND.
Minneapolis, October 8.The larg
est school fund the state of Minne
sota has ever apportioned, and show
ing the greatest enrollment, was
turned over to the schools yesterday
by C. G. Schultz, state superintend
ent of instruction. The size of the
fund in itself was a surprise to many,
but the biggest surprise was the an
nouncement that the total enroll
ment of St. Louis county was second
surpassing Ramsey county figures.
The total fund, representing $3.30
:a S*tpil, is-$l,331
total enrollment in all public schools
of the state of 403,491. Last year
there were 390,132 pupils, and the
total fund was $1,177,396.
Hennepin county gets the largest
division this year, drawing $164,-
231.10 for 49,667 pupils. The St.
Louis county enrollment shown by
these figures is 29,841 pupils, against
29,386 for Ramsey county.
WOMEN IN POLITICS.
New York, Oct. 8.Mrs. O. H. P.
Belmont would have the high cost
of living solved by inducing women
to become grocers, butchers and pro
vision dealers, middle-women sup
planting grafting middle-men.
Des Moines, _Iowa, Oct. 8.Mrs.
Frank W. Dodson, for five terms
county recorder, but defeated when
she ran as a Republican last Novem
ber, has announced her candidacy
on the Bull Moose ticket.
Bellevilel, 111., Oct. 8.For the
first time in the history of Illinois,
a woman has filed a petition for na
turalization papers. A special form
was made out for Miss Hermine Rei
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 8.Mrs.
William Ellicott, president of the
Maryland Federation of Women's
clubs, is at the head of the Women's
Wilson league of Baltimore and may
make stump speeches if club plans
Boston, Mass., Oct. 8.Mrs. Mary
Maghan, street commissioner for sev
enteen years and a member of the
Massachusetts bar, is preparing to
enter active politics.
Iowa City, Iowa, Oct. 8.Co-eds
at the University of Iowa have or
ganized a Rosevelt-Johnson club
and are trading fudge for votes.
New York, Oct. 8."Women will
purify politics," is the campaign cry
of Miss Jesise Ashley, attorney, who
has been nominated by the Socialists
for judge of the court of appeals.
This paper will run a series of articles the coming-
year in this space, one each Saturday, designed to bring
the merchant and the newspaper into closer touch with
each other, and with the definite purpose of presenting
veritable facts prepared for the merchant who wants a
better business. These articles are being prepared under
copyright by $ne who has for many years made a close
study of advertising from the standpoint of the direct
benefits to th^-merchant The articles, will analyse step
by step the great protein f adverlajh^business.
Some of the subjects to be discussed are: Business
boomers, kinds of advertising, cheapest advertising,
why advertise at all, how local merchants can kill mail
order business, relation of newspaper advertising to other
advertising, relation of newspaper to advertiser, relation
of newspaper to public, relation of advertiser to progress
of the town, relation of advertising and salesmanship,
selecting advertising medium, requisites of good ads,
difference in good and bads ads, difference in good and
bad advertisers, the power in an ad, value of season ad-
vertising, value of display advertising, value of illustrat
ed advertising, honest ads and honest goods, descriptions
in ads, etc., etc These and other subjects will be
handled in logical order. Later the articles will take up
each individual kind of business and show what advertis
ing will do for that business.
Keep your eye on this space and you will get some-
thing good, short and "hot off the griddle" each week.
CLUB MEETING TONIGHT
The October meeting of the Be
midji Commercial club will be held
in the Commercial club rooms at 8
o'clock this evening.
CLASS PLEADS GUILTY.
Indianapolis, October 8.Edward
Clark of Cincinnati yesterday pleaded
guilty to the government charges in
the dynamite conspiracy.
As soon as court opened, District
Attorney Charles W. Miller addressed
Federa! Judge A. B. Anderson, say
ing: "The defendant Clark, of Cin
cinnati, wishes to change his plea
from 'not guilty' to 'guilty.' Clark
then stepped forward.
"Do you plead guilty," asked Judge
"I plead guilty," said Clark.
The prisoner was then separated
from the other forty-five defend
ants and taken to jail to await the
imposing of his sentences. Clark
pleaded guilty to all of the charges
five counts of conspiracy and fifty
counts of being a principal to the ac
tual illegal interstate shipment of
dynamite and nitroglycerine.
Clark was business agent and pres
ident of local union 44, of tihe Inter
national association of Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers from Jan
uary, 1908, to July, 1911.
I* C. Crothers quietly slipped out
of town last week and returned Sat
urday morning as a benedict. He
was married to Miss Dolly Huey, of
Topeka, Kansas. Mrs. Crothers at
one time lived in Bemidji and has
many friends to welcome her home.
Don't Get So Dawgone Previous, Scoop By "HOP
MRS. STARKWEATHER DIES
Head of Women's and Children's
Department of State Labor Bureau
Collapes In Husband's Arms.
SHOWN FOR CHARITY WORK
St. Paul, Oct. 8.Mrs. Mary L.
Starkweather, head of the women
and children's department of the
atate^^a|Qc lrargaa and prominent
club woman and charity: worker of
the Twin Cities, died in the Union
depot at St.. Paul early Monday fol
lowing an attack of heart disease.
Mrs. Starkweather was fifty-five
years old and lived at 625 Grand
avenue, St. Paul.
Mrs. Starkweather was preparing
to leave on a midnight train for
Madison, Wis., where she was sched
uled to make an address before the
Federated Women's clubs at the Uni
versity! of Wisconsin. She was ac
conrpanied to the depot by her hus
band JPerry Starkweather. While
walking beside him on her way
through the depot to the train Mrs.
Starkweather sudenly collapsed into
her husband's arms. She was assisted
into a waiting room, where she died
thirty minutes later.
Until- two years ago Mrs. Stark
weather was a resident of Minneapo
lis. She was noted for her charit
able work, particularly as it benefit
ed women and children. She was a
leader in various club movements and
had achieved success in no small de
gree in the literary world.
She was instrumental in having
ULC legislature pass the law which
created the woman's department of
the state labor bureau, and was ap
pointed its head by Governor Etoer
hart. Prior to that time Mrs. Stark
weather had devoted a greater por
tion of her time to doing charitable
acts and in woman's welfare work.
Mrs. Starkweather recently had
given a number of lectures upon the
welfare of women and the child labor
question, in both of which she was
vitally interested, and had bujt re
cently returned from Kansas City,
where she spoke before the Woman's
According to intimate friends, Mrs.
Starkweather had been warned by
physicians to cease her strenuous ac
tivities. No longer ago than six
months, it is said, a specialist told
Mrs. Starkweather she would pass
away suddenly from heart failure,
unless she dropped much of her
Continue on last page.)
According to figures submitted to
the city council last evening by the
board of tax levy, about $3,000 more
will be raised in 1912 taxes than in
1911. This is based on an increase in
assessed valuation of from $1,700,000
to $1,900,000 but the tax levy is de
creased from sixteen to 15.86 mMls.
The city in 1911 raised about $27,-
400 and in 1912 $30,500 is to be
raised. $15,000 more will be raised
from license. Following is the re
port of the board:
Bemidji. Minn., Sept. 16, 1912.
The Hon. City Council,
City of Bemidji.
We, the board of tax levy, find
that for the maintainance of the city
for the next fiscal year, the foJolwlng
amounts will be necessary from tlie
For Police Department ..$ 4000.00
For Fire Department 5370.00
For Municipal Court 2300.00
For City Hall Maintainence 2190.00
For Lighting 6500.00.
For Health Board 750.00
For Prisoners and Jail.... 900.00
For Street Commissioner 960.00
For General Street Labor.. 100.00
For City Engineering 350.00
For Scavenger Work 100.00
For SalariesClerk, Treas
urer .Attorney, Assessor. 3000.00
For Printing and Station
For Contingent and Emer
For Insurance 175.00
For Miscellaneous ....'700.00
Based on a valuation of $1,922,074
this means a tax levy of 15.86 mills.
F. M. Malzahn, Mayor.
L. F. Johnson,
President of Council
Geo. Stein, City Clerk.
Board of tax Levy.
The councilmen were kept busy
last night auditing bills and before
they were through had ordered paid
$7,692 07. Following are the Items:
Payroll for September ...$1210.S3
Street gang 339.56
First ward 24.60
Second ward 36.75
Third ward 41.95
Fourth ward 36.76
Third ward rent 11.00
First ward rent i 10.50
J. F. Essler, special police. 20.75
Sprinkling, October 118 19
E. F. Netzer, merchandise 2.10
City clerk, supplies_.. 5.00
Joe Blondo, meals 4.'50
Sentinel,' printing... 9.52
Fire department 125.50
Win. Peckles, scavenger 9.00
N. E. Taller, wood 11.00
Matt Phibbs, insurance, five
L. L. Berman, same 96.00
Reynolds k, Winter, same.. 96.00
Warfleld Electric Co sun
(Oontfnned em last pajps).
Above figures are based on salar
ies as paid this year.
General fund receipts annually
from sources other than taxation
approximate $15,000.00. 63 per
cent of liquor licenses as in force at
present netting $10,710.00, the bal
ance being divided from municipal
court receipts, miscellaneous licenses,
hall rent, etc.
A levy of $15,000.00 is recom
mended for the General Fund.
In addition to the General Fund
levy of $15,000.00
we recommend a levy for
maintainance of library 1,000.00
For maintainance of poor
and paupers 3,000.00
For interest 2,500.00
For permanent improve
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