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"Sunny Jim," As He Was Called,
Taken From Life at 9:42
WAS A STRONG STAND PATTEB
Always a Close Friend of Cannon
and a Fighter for a High Pro
NO PABT IN PRESENT CAMPAIGN
Barely Able to Deliver Speech of
Acceptance Trip to Register
Caused Fatal Complications.
(By United Press).
Utica, N. Y., Oct. 31.James S.
Sherman, vice-president of the Unit
ed States and candidate for re-elec
tion at the general election next
Tuesday, died in his home here at
9:42 last night. He celebrated his
fifty-seventh birthday exactly one
week before he died.
Sick for more than a year, "Jim"
Sherman, as he liked to be called,
fought against death as he had
fought all of his life, never giving
in and he accepted defeat as he has
accepted it in the past, with a smile.
It was a smile that brought him
political and personal preferment.
"Sunny Jim," he has been called here
among his own people for many
years and his friendly grin and hear
ty hand clasp were his trade marks
here long before the '-allies'" at the
Republican convention in Chicago,
four years ago, demanded through
"Uncle Joe" Cannon, that the then
congressman be elevated to the sec
ond highest office in the land.
The dead vice-president was born
in this city on Oct. 24, 1855 his fa
ther being Richard U. S. Sherman,
noted Oneida county editor, and one
of the pioneer settlers of Central
New York. He received his educa
tion in the public and preparatory
schools in Utica and entered Hamil
ton college, afterward being admit
ted to the bar. All his life Sherman
was prominent in the affairs of Utica
and Onedia counties. As head of the
Utica Trust and Deposit company he
dominated the financial situation
and there were few industries in the
city he was not connected with in
some way. He was for many years
treasurer of the Dutch Reformed
Church, a trustee of Hamilton Col
lege served as mayor of his native
town was in congress for many
years and twice prominently men
tioned for speaker was delegate to
nearly all of the national conven
tions since 1884 and affiliated with
Elks. Royal Arcanum, and other
Sherman went to Washington first
as a member of the fiftieth congress.
He was an ultra high protectionist
and his influence was always for a
As a member of congress he al
ways ranked as a strict party man,
and was always known, with "Uncle
Joe" Cannon, and Sereno E. Payne,
as a "stand-patter."
He was a member of the well
known ''Tapeworm club," which was
a decided factor in preparing many
of the schedules in the McKinley
The one incident in the life of
Sherman which affected him the
most was when he was defeated by
colonel Roosevelt for the chairman
ship of the Republican state con
vention held in Saratoga Springs on
September, 1910. Up to that time,
Sherman and Colonel Roosevelt had
been warm personal friends. When
the Republican state convention in
vited Sherman to act as temporary
chairman of that committee he ac
cepted and Colonel Roosevelt object
ed to the designation. Sherman ap
parently had a majority of the elec
ted delegates behind his candidacy
until President Taft let it be infer
red that he would prefer Roosevelt
to have the office. The federal office
holders lined up behind Roosevelt,
and friends of Sherman demanded
that he pull out of the race. He
positively refused. With the same
smile that had marked him at all
times he declared in the parlor of
the United States hotel, that, even
though he received only the votes of
his home assembly district, he would
stick to the finish, and he did.
Roosevelt won easily and Sher
man made no complaint although the
former friendliness between the two
was conspicuous for its absence.
When the last Republican conven-
VICE-PRESIDENT SHERMAN IS DEAD
AFTER ILLNESS OF MORE THAN A YEAR
THE "SUNNY JIM" SMILE.
er by American Press Association.
VICE PRESIDENT JAMES S. SHER
tion was held in Chicago Sherman
was sick. He had a sharp attack of
trouble while in the Adrion
dacks, but it was generally believed
he would soon get well. The New
York state delegation lined up be
hind Sherman, so far as the organi
zation delegates were concerned, and
demanded that, if the president was
to have a renomination Sherman
would be similiarly honored. This
was done, but the vice-president was
unable to take part in the present
campaign. On notification day he
was hardly able to deliver his speech
of acceptance and made no public
speeches since. He issued a lengthy
address to the people in typewritten
form a week ago, urging them to re
tain in office the men and party that
had been responsible for present
The vice-president was believed to
be slowly recovering until ten days
ago-when he insisted- on getting up
out of "bed and going to the polling
place to register. This caused a re
lapse and then kidney complications
set in which his system, already
weakened by the long illness, could
not throw off.
New York. Oct. 31. Charles
Becker, former police lieutenant in
New York City, was yesterday after
noon sentenced to die in the elec
tric chair during the week of De
cember 9. Becker's execution will
be stayed by a notice of an appeal,
from the verdict of the jury, soon
to be filed by his counsel. The ap
peal may take a year to determine.
MEINARD NELSON DEAD
Meinard Nelson, of Crookston,
brother of W. J. Nelson of this city,
died yesterday morning at 8:45. His
death was caused by injuries receiv
ed when he fell from the cupola to
the floor of a Great Northern caboose
at Mcintosh Monday. Death was due
to a blood clot at the base of the
brain. He had been braking but
two weeks. He leaves his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nelson, two sis
ters, Henrietta and Clara, and
brothers Chris, an engineer on the
Great Northern. Clarence and Jos
eph, all of Crookston, and W. J. Nel
son of Bemidji. The funeral will be
held Friday afternoon at 2:30. His
twenty-second birthday fell on. next
LAST DAY TO PAY TAXES.
Those who do not pay their taxes
to Treasurer French before closing
time tonight will find themselves as
sessed a penalty of ten per cent.
er*r\r\D THE CUB
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 159. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 31,11912.
NATION IN MOURNING
Washington, Oct: 31. News of
the vice-president's death was re
ceived last night in official circles
of Washington with profound sor
row. Immediately on the receipt of
the news, Colonel Daniel Randall,
sargeant a tarms of the senate, dis
patched notification to Senator Ba
con, the temporary presiding officer
of the senate, now in New York, ask
ing for instruction. Mr. Bacon will
appoint a committee of the senate
to attend the funeral. It is a strong
possibility that the entire senate
President Taft issued a proclama
tion directing that for thirty days
all United States embassies and lega
tions abroad shall observe mounrlng.
Flags over the White House, the
dome of the capitol and public build
ings in Washington will be half
masted tomorrow and until the day
of the funeral.
From the navy department and the
war department orders were issued
to all army posts, ships at sea, navy
yards and insular possessions to
place flags at half mast on the day
of the funeral. The draping of pub
lic buildings with mourning is pro
hibited by law.
Many members of the diplomatic
corps are expected to attend the fun
The vice-president's death leaves
the senate without any regular pre
siding officers. The late Senator
Frye's place of president pro-tem
never having been filled. Neither
Senator Galligher, candidate of the
regular Republicans, nor Senator
Bacon, candidate of the Democrats
has been able to command the nec
essary majority vote, the progressive
Republicans on each ballot prevent
ing an election. Meanwhile, during
the vice-president's several months
of absence, the senate was presided
over by Senator Galligher and Bacon
alternately by common agreement.
By this agreement Senator Bacon is
to preside over the senate when con
gress, reassembles December 2nd,
and until December 16.
Therefore Senator Bacon is charg
ed with the duties of that office now,
and to him will fall the making of
'arrangements or"the senates ^articK
pation in the funeral ceremonies.
According to the constitution the
succession to the presidency now
goes to Secretary Knox of the state
department who also figures as a
presidential possibility should the
national election throw the contest
into the house.
Fifth to Die.
Sherman was the fifth vice-presi
dent whose death in office has shock
ed the nation. Vice-president King
died during Pierce's administration
Vice-president Wilson during
Grant's Vice-president Hendrick
during Cleveland's, and Vice-presi
dent Hobart during McKinley's first
term. NATIONAL SKI SCHEDULE
(By United Press.)
Duluth, Minn., Oct. 31The follow
ing dates were issued today for the
National Ski association of America:
Stoughton, Wies., January 4 Beloit,
Wis., Jan. 25 Milwaukee, Feb. 2
Hudson, Wis., Feb. 8 Glenwood,
Minn., Feb. 11 Fergus Falls, Minn.,
Feb. 13 National at Ironwood,
Mich., Feb. 15 to 17 Ispheming,
Mich., Feb. 22 Red Wing, Minn.,
probably Feb. 9 Chippewa Falls,
Wis., probably Jan. 19 or 26 Cam
eron, Wis., probably Feb. 5 or 6
Chicago, probably Jan. 26 Virginia,
Minn., probably Jan. 12 or 19 Rush
more, Rochester, Arcadia and Iola,
will be granted dates later.
George Kinney has returned to
Bemidji after several days' stay in
George Muir of Crookston and
Miss Mary Lauzon of Bemidji, were
united in marriage at the Presby
terian parsonage yesterday, Rev. S.
E. P. White officiating. They will
make their future home in Bemidji.
BODY IN THE MORGUE
Baltimore Heiress, Murdered In Chi
cago, Seen for Last Time By
DIED OF STRANGULATION.
SUSPECTS ABE CAPTURED.
Lima, Ohio, Oct. 314Special at
professional high diver and his wife
were captured here this morning.
They are wanted in Chicago in con
nection with the murder of Miss
Sophia Singer, the Baltimore heiress.
They were found at the home of Con
way's mother, Mrs. Joseph Cramer.
(By United Press.)
Chicago, Oct. 31.In the cheer
less morgue of an undertaking es
tablishment, William R. Wharten,
who was to have married Miss So
phia Singer, broke down and sob
bed as he leaned over the casket
and kissed the lifeless lips of the
Baltimore heiress who was murder
ed and robbed in a lodging house at
3229 Indiana avenue last Monday
Silent, except when his sobs were
audible, he gazed for the last time
today on the face of the woman he
said he loved and then he was led
back to his cell, where he is held as
"I've only $3. captain," he said,
"but if I could find work, I would
stay right here as long as you want
A poBt mortem showed that Miss
Singer died of strangulation. The
blows struck upon her head with a
door knob, the coroner's physician
said, caused only bruises, and that
death came to the girl because of a
cloth stuffed so far down her throat
that she could not breathe.
The physician reported to the cor
oner that it was not the evident in
tention of the assailant to kill Miss
Singer, but that the assault was
made with the purpose of leaving
her senseless for a short time after
her money and jewels were taken.
Miss Singer had recently inherit
ed $45,0000, but according to War
then, she would not come into actual
possession of it for about a year.
Being a street car conductor, they
decided to elope, owing to opposition
by her parents, he married clande
stinely, and kept the marriage quiet
until she should receive this money.
*J Mr. Farmer, if you're
not using the want ads
you're a heavy loser.
I Find a buyer for your
fruit, produce, discarded
farm tools, livestock.
t| Sell your farm.
I Find farm help,
J Advertise your sales.
ffThe cost is small
results are sure.
FRANK NYE ILL
Word came to K. K. Roe last even
ing that Frank M. Nye is ill-in Min
neapolis and that all Northern Min
nesota dates have been cancelled.
Mr. Roe has been unable to secure
another speaker for Friday evening
and the meeting has been called off.
TEN POLAB BEABS COMING.
The Brinkman theatre has booked
an act of ten polar bears which will
show Sunday afternoon and evening
and for three days next week. The
act comes to Bemidji from Crookston
where it is being received this week
as the biggest one act animal show
that has ever toured Northern Min
FIBE ENGINE COMING.
The hose wagon, costing $575,
which was ordered some time ago by
the city council, was shipped from
Columbus, Ohio, October 19 and
should be here within a few days.
The machine is a combination hook
and ladder and hose cart. It car
ries a twenty-four foot extension
ladder, two chemicals and 1,000 feet
CHILDREN JUMPING FREIGHTS.
Chief Geil has asked that parents
guard their children more carefully
during the day to see that they keep
away from the railroads. He says
that several small boys have been
making a practice of jumping Great
Northern and Soo freights and that
unless it is stopped there will be a
bad accident some day and a Bemidji
home will be minus a small boy.
And Scoop Was Not Dressed For The Occasion, Either By "HOP"
Fourth of the Series will be Held In
Village of Wilton by High
MANY ATTEND GATHERINGS
Members of the Bemidji high
school faculty will go to Wilton this
evening to hold the fourth of the
series of extension work meetings
which are being held in the rural
schools near this city.
Last Tuesday evening a meeting
was held in the Eickstadt school in
the town of Frohn but because of
the bad weather, the attendance was
less than at any time of the previous
ones. Miss Myrtle Ramsdell, teacher
of the school, said that farmers from
other districts had intended to at
tend but had probably been kept
at home by the storm.
W. P. Dyer presided as chairman
of the meeting and after playing
several selections on a machine fur
nished by E. A. Barker, called on A.
E. Nelson, instructor in agriculture
in the city schools. Mr. Nelson took
"The Dairy Cow" as his subject and
illustrated his talk with a drawing
which had been placed on the black
Miss Beatrice Eddy talked to the
women on the "Farm Kitchen" but
her lecture was received with
equal attention by the men and boys.
Miss Eddy's talk followed the lines
of the one given in the Eckles' meet
ing. Sbe urged the women to keep
clean, sanitary, airy and bright kit
chens not only because of the care
they must take of the health of the
family but for their own conven
ience as well. A pump and a sink
were two improvements she recom
mended for every farm kitchen.
Mr. Dyer concluded the program
by advertising the short course term
which will be given in the high
school this winter for farm boys and
girls. He said that the morning ses
sion would begin about 10 a. m.,
and that work would be over at 3
p. m., so that those living near the
city could drive in each day. Sever
al of the Frohn men said that they
had boys and girls whom they would
send in. At the Eckles' meeting, Mr.
Dyer found several other farmers
who will send in their children for
two months. The short course will
give instruction in agriculture, do-
(Continued on last page).
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
NELSON SAYS THAT
Urges Farmers Not To Maltreat
Cows as They Are of Nervous
DOGS ABE NOT NEEDED
Says They Chase Herd and Milken
Will Hold Back and Soon
WANTS TESTING ASSOCIATION
Advises the Starting of One So Tint
Record of Each Individual May
Nelson's Don'ts For Dairymen.
1. Don't beat the cow with the
milk stool. She is naturally nervous
and every beating helps her go dry.
It is a good way to lose money.
2. Don't send a dog after the
cows. A lively dog will make a cow
go dry three months before her time.
Why? Because she comes into the
stable heated up and will not give
down all her milk. Every bit that
stays in the udder makes her go dry
a little sooner.
3. Don't kick the cow in the
stomach if she happens to kick over
the pail. The milk ducts are on the
bottom side of the cow's barrel and
a kick may permanently injure
4. Don't buy a cow with small
teats. If you do, half of the milk
will go down the top of your boot.
5. Don't buy a cow with a small
udder. She never was a big milker
and will not make you money.
6. Don't buy a cow with a small
muzzle or barrel. She has not the
power to grind up corn stalks or the
room to store them.
7. Don't give your cows ice cold
water to drink. Heat a kettle full
and temper each pailful of drinking
water until the chill has been taken
8. Don't buy an expensive pedi
greed bull. Get a good individual
and select him with care. You can't
afford to pay for a long price bull
unless you have a big herd. It ties
up too much money.
9. Don't put up a $300 silo un
less you have ten cows or more. It
is too much money to tie up. Use
a ground silo that can be built for
10. Don't be afraid of using a
little kindness on your animals. A
dairy cow is a nervous creature and
kindness will put dollars into your
pocket through the milk pail.
A. E. Nelson, instructor in agri
culture in the Bemidji schools, is
finding responsive audiences among
the farmers who are attending the
extension meetings in the rural
schools which he and other high
school teachers are visiting.
The band held their first meeting
in the Schroeder school house in
Grant Valley, the second in the
Bauer school in Eckles and the third
was held Tuesday night in the Eick
stadt school in the town of Frohn.
The fourth meeting will be held this
evening in the Wilton village school.
Mr. Nelson takes with him a
rough drawing of a dairy cow and
from this drawing illustrates his
talk. The ten "Don'ts" which are
given at the head of this column are
some of those of which he tells dur
ing the course of his address. Mr.
Nelson starts his talk by comparing
a beef and dairy animal and noting
Beef Animal Makes Steaks.
'You may have noticed," he says,
that a dairy animal has an entirely
different build from a beef animal.
If a cow sticks her head out of the
barn door you can always tell the
kind of abody which will follow it.
The beef animal has an inbred in
stinct to put meat on its back and
hind quarters where the high-priced
steaks lie. A dairy animal has a
sharp back bone and falls away at
"The neck of a beef animal is
thick. On the bull it is arched while
on the cow it goes straight back.
The neck of the dairy cow is slight
ly concaved. The withers of a dairy
cow fall away at a sharp angle and
the build is not as massive as in the
beef breeds. A good dairy cow has
a long barrelone that is capable
of holding and assimilating much
roughage. A little cow has to be on.
the move all the time to find feed