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FigTires Show That Duluth-St. Vinc
ent Road Will Mean Total
Tax of $15.65.
DIVIDED OVER TWENTY YEARS
Interest at Five Per Cent Is $.79 for
First FiveCharges Are $1.05
for Next Fifteen.
EXPEND OVER $30,000 HERE
Improvement Will Average $800-
$1,000 to the MileSixty-four
Forties to Share It.
Figures which have been compiled
for that section of the Duluth-St.
Vincent road which is the pass
through Beltrami county show that
the improvement will cost from $800
to $1,000 per mile. The road is run
over section roads in use now but
will be widened and leveled until
fit for both heavy hauling and auto
The Duluth-St. Vincent road will
have about thirty-two miles of its
length in Beltrami county. The state
engineers have estimated the cost as
$31,200 and claim that they have
been exceedingly low in their esti
mates and that the improvements
will in all probability be made for
less. In order that the people of this
vicinity may know exactly what the
section of road will cost them, the
following compilations have been
Total cost, round numbers. $32,000
Cost per mile 1,000
State pays one-half 500
County one-quarter 250
Abutting property quarter 250
According to the state law, the
assessments on the abutting prop
erty may be levied on all benefited
property ot from one to three miles
distant. The cost must be distribut
ed over at least one mile. Two miles
is the average. Therefore for each
one mile of road built there are sixty
four forties within two miles which
may be subject to assessment. This
works out as follows:
Cost per mile $250
Cost per forty 3.90
Cost for each 160 15.65
This road is being built under the
Elwell act which provides that for
the first five years after the road is
built the abutting property owners
pay only interest, at five per cent,
on their share of the cost. For the
average farm, then, the cost of the
road for the first five years is five
per cent of $15.65 or $.79. The pay
ments on the principle start at the
end of the fifth year and are divided
into fifteen annual payments. On the
average farm, then, the owner would
pay $1.05 a year for the fifteen year
The figures just given are for the
average farm. The farms which abutt
the road will have to pay a little
more and those farther back a little
less. The man who has but forty
acres will pay $.20 for the first five
years and $.26 for the fifteen. The
cost is distributed over such a large
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Historial Society IHfc
^f Every minute counts
when ycu discover the
loss of jewelry, pocket
book or handbag.
Telephone a "lost"
ad to this office.
^1A want ad means an
inquiry at every door in
town. ITh cost is trifling.
OUT FOR WILSON
Chicago, 111., Nov. 1.Indication
of a large number of Republicans
who will vote for Wilson November
5, was seen in a list of Republicans
of national reputation who are cam
paigning for Governor Wilson, issued
today at the headquarters of the Wil
son National Progressive Republican
league in this city. The list is as
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, former chief
chemist of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.
Rudolph Spreckels, president of
the league, who fought graft in San
United States Senator John D.
Works of California.
Senator John J. Blaine of Wiscon
Jacob Schiff, the noted banker
philanthropist of New York.
Claus A. Spreckels, the California
sugar refiner who has spent a for
tune and fifteen years in fighting the
John D. Spreckels, publisher of the
San Francisco Call.
Wallace Bachelder, former Third
Term Party state chairman in Ver
Dr. N. Hurty, health officer of
Dr William Jay Schiefflin, philan
Charles R. Crane, Chicago capi
talist, and former supporter of Sen
ator La Follette.
Raymond B. Fosdick, former com
missioner of public accounts, New
John B. Rathom, publisher of the
Providence (R. I.) Journal.
Rev. Madison C. Peters, New York
Erman J. Ridgway, publisher of
Henry C. Niles, Pennsylvania.
Samuel S. Fels, Philadelphia man
Howell Evans, Philadelphia man
These are all men who feel that
they cannot support President Taft
but who believe in preservation of
the Republican party. They also be
lieve that Woodrow Wilson, Progres
sive Democrat, is the best fitted of
the three candidates now before the
American people for president of
the United States.
Will Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon at
2 P. M. From Church In
TJtica, N. Y.
PALLBEARERS ARE CHOSEN
Honorary pallbearers announced
last are: Senator Elihu Root, Thomas
Proctor, Charles Seymonds, William
Doolittle, Francis Day, George Dun
ham, Charles Rogers, William Baker,
Henry Cooper, Dr. Peck. All are
Uticans, except Senator Root.
Utica, Nov 1.Arrangements for
the funeral of Vice-president James
S. Sherman were pracically complet
ed yesterday. The services will be
held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock
in the First Presbyterian church and
will be attended by Taft and the
members of his cabinet, senators,
representatives, foreign diplomats
and government officials.
It was first announced that the
funeral would be held from the
Christ church of which Sherman was
a member, but this church only seats
700 while the Presbyterian seats
The Reverend Louis Holden,
Sherman's pastor, will conduct the
services, assisted by Reverend W.
Strykey, president of Hamilton col
lege, and Reverend Dr. Brokaw, pas
tor of the Presbyterian church.
The body will lie in state from 3
to 9 p. m. today in the rotunda of
the county building. Seats in the
church have been reserved for Taft
and other dignitaries and admission
to the funeral will be by ticket. Af
ter the services, the (body will be tak
en to Forest Hill cemetery, where it
will be placed in the beautiful Bab
cock masoleum, which was complet
ed recently and where Mrs. Sher
man's mother rests.
Mrs. Sherman is bearing up well.
She was kneeling at her husband's
bedside when he died and remained
in the room most of last night.
TURKS ARE CRUEL
(By United Press).
Washington, Nov. 1.Horrible
cruelties said to have been wreaked
on Christians by fleeing Turkish
soldiers have been reported to the
Greek legation here from the Athems
The Turks and Bazibouzouks, it
was said, have destroyed twenty vil
"Women and children," the dis
patch declared, "have been massac
red in the most barbarous and vio
lent way. The whole population of
Eprius has been stricken with panic
and many are leaving to take refuge
in Greek territory."
Nov. 1.The Montenegrins have
captured the Turkish city of Ipek,
fifteen miles south of the Montene
PAPER FOR NYMORE.
It is said upon good authority that
Andrew Rood, one time editor of the
Bemidji Sentinel and later in the
vaudeville and moving picture busi
ness as a partner in the Grand
theatre, will put in a printing plant
in Nymore and after December 1
will issue a Nymore weekly. It is
generally understood that O. J.
Tagley is behind the paper but Mr.
Tagley could not be reached before
press time today.
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THE BEMIDJ I DAILY PIONEE
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 160. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 1, 1912.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
HOLD SHERMAN FUNERAL
EDWMD REVOIR SHOT
Struck in Wrist and Face by Bullets
From Shot Gun Which Acci
NEAR TRADGEDY AT RICE LAKE
Edward Revoir, 1107 Park avenue,
was shot and seriously injured Wed
nesday afternoon while hunting at
Rice^ Lake. He was one of a party
of Bemidji boys who had gone out
after ducks, the accident occuring
about 5:30 in the afternoon. The
party had been hunting all day and
was making ready for the night.
Revoir had left his gun in a rig
and went to get it. He had the
muzzle pointing up and the gun was
discharged when it caught on the
mud guard. The charge tore away
part of his wrist and several shot
entered his face. Whe picked up he
was conscious but at once fainted.
He was rushed to Bemidji and placed
in the hospital.
The shot in the face were removed
and the wrist dressed. It is beleived
that if complications do not set in
the hand can be saved.
ON NOVEMBER 12
New York, Nov. 1. Chairman
Hilles of the Republican national
committee early Thursday announc
ed that he had called a meeting of
the national committee for Nov. 12,
in Chicago, to elect a successor to J.
S. Sherman as the Republican candi
date for vice president.
Mr. HilleB made the following
'ttn national convention which
met in Chicago in June delegated to
the national committee power to fill
vacancies on the national ticket and
the death of Mr. Sherman, candidate
of the Republican party for vice
president at the coming election
makes it incumbent on the national
committee to nominate a candidate
in his place. The nomination, how
ever, cannot possibly be made prior
to the election next Tuesday.
"Such a nomination can properly
be made only after due and reason
able notice to all the members of the
committee. Such notice cannot be
given in less than six days. It is
therefore manifestly impossible to
hold such a meeting prior to the elec
tion. Meantime, no difficulty or in
convenience arises to the voters at
the election next Tuesday, because
the votes to be cast then are for elec
tors and not for candidates for either
president or vice-president and the
death of Mr. Sherman therefore does
not affect the validity of the elec
tion of the electors.
"I have called a meeting of the
national committee to meet Novem
ber 12 in the city of Chicago, at the
Auditorium hotel, at 12 o'clock noon
to select a successor to the late
James S. Sherman as candidate of
the Republican party for vice-presi
dent of the United States."
ODD FELLOWS MEET TONIGHT
The local lodge of the Indepen
dent Order of Odd Fellows will meet
in regular session at their hall on
Beltrami avenue tonight. Work in
the third degree will be conferred
upon a candidate and the officers
have issued a request that all Odd
Fellows be present.
Next Time You Take A Straw Vote, Scoop, Bring it Back "HOP'
RED LAKE TIMBER
Bids on timber tracts on the Red
Lake reservation were opened at Red
Lake at noon today and it was found
that the Crookston Lumber company
was highest bidder on tract No. 1
and that the Bemidji Lumber com
pany won tract No. 3. There were
no bids on tract No. 2.
The successful bid on tract No. 1
was $5.63 for white pine and $4.12
for Norway. The tract contains from
ten to twelve million feet and will
be entirely logged off this winter.
The Crookston company will put out
a spur from Island Lake and the logs
will be brought to Bemidji over the
Wilton and Northern railroad. This
is the road which was built by the
company when it logged in the vicin
ity of Island Lake but has since laid
Tract No. 3 was bid in at $5.60
for white pine and $4.20 for Norway.
It is said that the Bemidji company
will log from a branch of the Red
Lake line which will run north from
Nebish or Whitefish Junction and
that the logs will be put in Lake
Irvine and floated over to the Bemid
ji mill. This tract contains close to
The cutting of these tract of tim
ber will mean the revival of Island
Lake and Fowlds as distributing
points this winter and also of the
Wilton and Northern railroad.
CAR SHORTAGE OVER
(By United Press).
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 1. Within
two weeks at most, the 1912 car
shortage in the north central part
of the United States will be over and
normal shipping conditions restored,
in the opinion of freight officials at
Missouri Pacific, Northwestern, Un
ion Pacific and Burlington head
quarters here today.
Wjthin thaj time, the officials say,
thousands of cars will be released
by the falling off of shipments of
cattle and grain from the north
west, which have congested traffic
for several weeks.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.
The Junior-Freshmen Literary so
ciety will give a program this after
noon in the high school assembly
room. The program will start at
2:30 sharp and will last about one
hour Special music will be fur
nished by a Victor-Victrola. The
program will be as follows:
1Recitation"Sweet Day of
Rest" Grace Fisher
2Song"The Gypsy Girl"
3Selection from "The Chocolate
tian Clerk" Junior boys
Cast of characters:
Jonathan Dobbs, proprietor
John McCormick Earle Riley
Applicants for position:
Horation Lushington. James Sullivan
Charles Valentine... .Alex Cameron
Henry Dalton Floyd Chandler
Dick Sharp Leon Battles
Recitation "Jim's Humiliation"
Gems from "The Beauty Spot".
Visitors are cordially invited.
U. C. T. SMOKER.
The United Commercial Travel
ers' council of Bemidji will have a
stag social, smoker and game dinner
in the lodge rooms Saturday evening,
Football Contests In Both West and
East to Have Important Bear
ings On Championships.
MINNESOTA vs. ILLINOIS
Gophers Expect Victory As mini
Have Won But Once Since Re
lations Were Established
WISCONSIN vs. CHICAGO
Badgers To Meet Stagg's Men. and
Close Score Is PromisedMich-
igan Meets Coyotes.
(By United Press).
Nov. 2Illinois at Minneapolis.
Nov. 16Wisconsin at Minneapo-
Nov. 23Chicago at Chicago.
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 1.For
the first time since his injury al
most two weeks ago, Oscar Solem
was an active participant in serim
mage on Northrop field last night.
The lanky end has not succeeded in
mending his injured arm complete
ly and did not stick through the
entire skirmish yesterday. He start
ed the scramble at left end but after
a quarter of an hour's work pulled
out in favor of Raymond, -who has
been holding down the nigh wing
since' Sbtem' injury.
Forty-five minutes of bitter scrim
mage was meted out to the Gophers
before darkness got so thick the arc
lights could not penetrate it The
day was cold and clear but all hands
were grateful for the absence of the
sandy gale that was in order the
Despite the appearance of Solem
yesterday it is doubtful if he will be
a fixture in the Minnesota lineup
against Illinois. The way thq dope
goes today, he is scheduled to start
the fracas and will stay in as long
as his condition permits. If the tide
of battle turns against the Illini with
any great emphasis early in the con
test, the chances are that he will be
taken out and saved for the follow
ing tussles with Chicago and Wiscon
sin. Raymond has shown that he can
take care of the job in very nice
style and although he displayed a
few crudities in the games in which
he has appeared, it is believed he
will round into an excellent per
With the arrivals of the visitors
this morning, interest in the ap
proaching game is expected to look
up. History says the Illini have not
been very successful against the
Gophers in the past, no matter what
next Saturday may bring. Only once
have the Gophers lost to Illinois.
That was in 1898. Old-time rooters
explain away that defeat by point
ing to the Spanish war of the previ
ous summer, which took some prom
ising Minnesota football material to
the Philippines. The old-timers say
that but for the brush the United
States had with Spain in 1898, that
Illinois never would have scored a
victory over the Gophers.
The teams met with varying regu
larity until 1903. That season Min
nesota won by a 32-0 score and ath
letic relations, as far as football watt
concerned, was severed. Relations
were not resumed until last year,
when Minnesota celebrated the oc
casion with an 11-0 win.
Illinois alumni are preparing for
the entertainment of the visitors and
reports say the players will be shown
a good time during their stay in Min
neapolis. To add to the general jol
lification, the Metropolitan theater
has announced that Saturday night
will be football night with both
teams as guests. Donald Brian and
Julia Sanderson in the "Siren" will
be the attractions.
Madison. Wis., Nov. 1.The Wis
(OonttatMtf on last pan).