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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 161.
W00DR0W WILSO N
SENDS A MESSAG E
Copies Given to Every Democratic
Committee In the Country for
Release Today.
VOTERS FACE A DECISION
The Governor Says It Will Be Made
By Us If We Vote and By Others
If We Do Not Vote.
LAUDS HIS OWN PARTY
Calls It An Organized, United and
Enthusiastic Force to Which
the People Can Turn.
(United Press Bulletin).
New York, Nov. 2. The ''Last
Word" to the voters of the Country
from Woodrow Wilson, candidate
for the presidency, was read at Dem
ocratic rallies in nearly every county
in the United States this afternoon.
Governor Wilson will himself read
the appeal at two meetings in New
Jersey tonight.
The following message has been
received from Woodrow Wilson by A.
P. Ritchie, chairman of the Demo
cratc county committee The same
message has been sent to Democratic
committeemen all over the country
to be read at Democratic meetings
today. The message:
Friends and Fellow CitizensWe
stand face to face with a great de
cision, a decision which will affect
the whole course of our national life
and our individual fortunes through
out the next generation. We must
make that decision on the fifth of
November It cannot be postponed.
We cannot vote without making it,
and if we do not vote those who do
will make it for us The next tour
years will determine how we are to
solve the question of the tariff, the
question of the trusts, the question
of the reformation of our whole
banking and currency system, the
conservation of our natural resources
and of the health and vigor of our
people, the development of our means
of transportation, the right applica
tion of our scientific knowledge to
the work and healthful prosperity of
our whole population, whether in the
fields or in the factories or in the
mines, the firm establishment of a
foreign policy based upon justice and
good will rather than upon mere
commercial exploitation and the self
ish interests of a narrow circle of
financiers extending their enterprises
to the ends of the earth, and the ex
tension of the assistance of the gov
ernment to those many programs of
uplifs and betterment to which some
of the best minds of our age have
turned with wise hope and ardor.
"There is much to be done, and it
must be done in the right spirit and
in the right way, or it will deepen
our troubles, not relieve them, The
tariff question must be sohed in the
interest of those who work and spend
and plan and struggle, those who are
finding a foothold and working out
a career, those who touch the sources
of strength and are quick with the
pulse of a common life, for the sake
of "the power that tills the fields
and builds the cities" and not for the
sake of special groups of men who
dominate and control their fellows
and regard the toil of millions of men
merely as an opportunity to make
use of their established advantage. It
must be handled very prudently, so
that no honest toil may be interrupt
ed, no honorable or useful enterprise
disturbed must be dealt with by
slow stages of well considered change
change whose object shall be to re
store and broaden opportunity, and
destroy nothing but special privilege
and unwholesome control. Those
who handle it, therefore, must be
men who understand the general in
terest and have devoted themselves
to serving it without fear or favor.
"The trust question must be dealt
with in the same way with this dis
tinct and single program, to destroy
monopoly and to leave business in
tact, to give those who conduct enter
prise no advantage except that which
comes by efficiency, energy and sag
acity those only fountains of honor
able wealth, every man rewarded ac
cording to his insight and enterprise
and serivice, his mastery in an open
field. Currency and banking ques
tions must be discussed and settled in
the interest of those who use credit,
produce the crops, manufacture the
goods, and quicken the commerce of
the nation, rather than In the inter
est of the banker and the promoter
and the capttain of finance,who if set
off by themselves in the management
of such things, too easily lose sight
even of their own intimate and in
separable relation to the general
needs and interests of the rank and
file. Forests must be renewed, and
mines and water courses must be hus
banded and preserved, as if we were
trustees for all generations, not mere
ly for our own, for the sake of com
munitits and nations and not merely
for the immediate use of those who
hasten to enlarge their enterprises
and think only of their own profits.
The government must employ its
powers and spend its money to de
velop a whole people and a whole
continent, and at the same time keep
them free and alert and unhampered,
its eye always on the common use
and purpose, its thought constantly
of what will happen to the average
man and of what will be prepared
for the next generation.
"We must consider our foreign
policy upon the same high principle.
We have become a powerful member
of the great family of nations. The
nations look to us for standards and
policies worthy of America. We
must shape our course of action by
the maxims of justice and liberality
and good will, think of the progress
of mankind rather than of the pro
gress of this or that investment, of
the protection of American honor and
the advancement of American ideals
rather than always of American con
tracts, and lift our diplomacy to the
levels of what the best minds have
planned for mankind. We must de
vote the power of the government to
the service of the race and think at
every turn of men and women and
children, of the moral life and physi
cal force and spiritual betterment of
those, all of those for whom w.* pro
fess to have set government up.
"None of these high things can be
done because none of them can be
conceived, from the point of view of
those who at present exercise power
over us at Washington. No estab
lished policy of the Republican party
can be used for such ends. 'The
black magic of campaign funds' can
not work these miracles. The govern
ment at Washington has not in half a
generation been conducted from the
point of view or by the counsel of the
nation as a whole, but by the advice
and with the consent of those who
have extorted special favors firom
it, a very small number of persons
with their own objects constantly in
view, it may be unconscious of their
selfishness, certainly unconscious of
the interests of the vast majorities
whom they ignored in their scheme
of prosperity The great task that
waits to be done can be done by a
tree government with its eye upon
the whole people, and such a govern
ment we have not had since the Ding
ley and Aldrich tariffs began to be
built up favor by favor and trust be
gan to multiply under the very pro
hibitions of the law. The Republi
can party is irretrivably committed
and bound to go in the very opposite
direction from that in which release
and freedom lie. It has become a
party of special points of view.
"The country has already perceived
this. Every where there has been
a steadily gathering revolt by the
voters. Twenty-six of the forty
eight state governments are now un
der Democratic executives. In the
legislatures of the forty-eight states
the Democrats outnumber the Repub
licans by a majority of 200. Seven
ty-three of the 120 chief cities of the
country have Democratic mayors.
There are now 227 Democrats in the
national house of representatives
and only 161 Republicans. The tide
gathers in greater and greater vol
ume Only the presidency and the
senate lift their heads a little above
it, those citadels of power which the
constitution makes it hardest for the
people's majorities to capture and
occupy Until these are taken, the
great task will-halt and wait, the
great task of putting the government
at the service of the people.
'Shall we not move forward to the
final conquest? An organized, uni
ted, and enthusiastic force stands
ready, the only united and militant
force to which the people can turn
with any prospect that they will be
served, promptly, effectively and up
on a clear principle of actionthe
(Continuec on last page).
SCOOP
THE CUB
REPORTER
FIRE-FIRE!
St. Louis Family Hotel Burns With
Loss of One Life and $3,000,-
000 In Property.
Ropes Made of Bed Clothes Bum In
Half and Caused People to Drop
to Stone Pavements.
(By United Press).
St. Louis, Nov. 2.Fire gutted the
fashionable family Hotel Berlin early
this morning and caused the death
of at least one person. W. C. Doug
las, a director-of the St. Louis Trust
company, perished in the flames and
the body was found by firemen in the
smoking ruins.
There were scores of thrilling es
capes among the 150 wealthy guests.
The house list included some of the
wealthiest and best known people of
St* Louis who had been in the habit
of making their home at the Berlin.
The loss on the building and con
tents will run into the millions, $3,-
000,000, being the lowest estimate.
The guests were awakened By
smoke pouring into their rooms and
so fierce was the blaze that many
were forced to jump to the street be
low. Albert Gener, Lientenant Wil
lian Green and T. P. Bowlsby suf
fered fractured knees and internal
injuries from jumping. Physicians
say they will die.
Twenty-three injured men, women
and children slid down ropes of bed
clothes which were burned .in two
by the fire and dropped the fugitives
to the stone pavement below. The
fire was the worst in the history of
St. Louis and has spread consterna
tion among the residents of other
fashionable hotels.
MRS. KLEI N DEA
'Lydia E. Klein, ^if of William
Klein, died in the hospital at noon
today following an illness of several
weeks. Mrs. Klein leaves her hus
band and two children, a boy and a
girl. She was Lydia E. Peterson be
fore her marriage and lived on a
farm between Eagle Bend and Alex
andria. The funeral arrangements
will be announced later.
OVE TH E WIRES
(By United Press).
Battleship Explosion.
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 2. Six men
were scalded, two fatally, in an ex
plosion of the battleship Vermont
this morning.
Sixteen Are Drowned.
Montreal, Nov. 2. Sixteen were
drowned on Lake St. Louis last night
when the steamboat Cecille was
wrecked in a bad storm.
TURK S LOS E GROUN
(By United Press).
Vienna, Nov. 2.The Bulgarians
have advanced to within twenty-five
miles of Constantinople. The city is
panic stricken. Reports which have
reached here say that there is mur
der and loot everywhere.
ROAD PETITIONS APPROVED.
At the county commissioners'
meeting held this week, the esti
mates for state roads No. 9 and 12 as
prepared by the assistant state engi
neer were approved. The State
Highway Commission was at once
notified and the matter will "come up
for its approval at the November
meeting.
Road No. 12 runs from Farley to
the Tamarack river and a part of it
(Continued on last page).
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2, 1912.
e*Wrri*bt.
fc.
JtotitoXMRW&
FARMERS WANT IT
We, the undersigned, being farm
ers and interested in good roads,
have investigated and satisfied our
selves that Amendment No. 1, which
is to be voted upon at the November
election is a good one and should re
ceive the vote of every farmer in this
county. Under the law, as it now
stands, the farmer is paying for near
ly all the work upon the roads in the
state. If this amendment passes, a
tax of one mill will be levied upon
all the property in the state, includ
ing the Iron Range country and the
big cities and all the personal prop
erty in the state.
This fund, which is expected to
amount to one and a quarter million
dollars, is to be expended under the
direction of the State Highway Com
mission upon the state roads throug-
The definite purpose of advertising is to bring the
buyer and seller together with a view to the consummation
of a deal whereby each parts with somethingthe one
with money or its equivalent and the other with some
commodity. The aim is to sell. Advertising may sell the
goods outright or it may interest and lead to personal
inquiry whichuinJairn may result in a sale. If the adver-
tising leads to personal inquiry good salesmanship will
perhaps close the deal. Too much must not be expected
from advertising alone. What good would advertising do
business with poor goods and dummy salesmen? That is
poor merchandising. But good merchandising and good
advertising combined is a sure winner and, is more valu-
able than bank stock. The merchant, who handles a good
quality of goods, has a good selling force, and through
judicious advertising in his local paper proclaims the
merits of his goods, seldom meets with disappointment in
his business. He conducts his business a little bit better
than his neighbor. And Emerson referred to the merchant
as well as anyone else when he said, "If a man can write
a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better
mouse-trap than his neighbor, though he build his house
in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his
door." The beaten track will follow in the wake of good
advertising and good merchandising. It always has as
any merchant prince will certify.
BITTER DISAPPOINTMENTS
-"nry i
The Beaten Track
Copyright 1912 by Geo E. Patterson
out the state. No county is to re
ceive less than one-half of one per
cent, and no more than three per
cent of this fund, which insures it
being spent equally among the coun
ties of the state.
Several of the other amendments
are worthy of your consideration, but
Amendment No. 1 is for the benefit
of every farmer in the state, and
should receive their support.
By so doing, a part of the burden
of taking care of the roads will be
lifted from the shoulders of the
large cities, who are equally bene
fited by the improvement on our
roads.
Hans Mickalson, Fred Peterson, L.
E. Hanson, Thomas Braman, Otto
Malterud, E. Nyhus, K. Nyhus,
C. A. Olson, A. O. Hanson, Lars Hed
een, James Morris, Cecil Petrie, H. E.
Bowers, James French, August Jar
chow, William Jenkinson.
Scoop Knows Just Who Will Be Elected By "HOP
t-
BSAUZADQM
MINNESOTA IS CRIPPLED
Loses Tollefson, Star Quarter Back,
On Eve of the Game With
Illinois.
WILL SUBSTITUE HAYWARD
Football scores at the Pioneer after
is afternoon.
Minneapolis* Nov. -Sf: Gopher
football stock took a decided drop
here today when it was learned that
the faculty yesterday afternoon had
declared Russell Tollefson ineligible
for the rest of the season. Tollefson
has been playing quarterback and
gave promise of being one of the best
backs of the season. His kicking has
been the best seen on Northrop field
since the days of George Capron.
Tollefson is a graduate of the East
high where he made a name for him
self on his school team. He has
played in every game so far this sea
son, starting at halfback and later
being changed to quarter. He kick
ed a field goal for the first score made
in the Ames game and last Saturday
duplicated the performance against
Iowa. He is a good open field run
ner and line plunger and it is feared
that his loss will seriously cripple the
Minnesota team. Hayward will be
substituted.
The game this afternoon will be
the first in nine years that the Go
phers have played with the Illini
on their home grounds, The party
from Illinois arrived in Minneapolis
yesterday and reports are to the ef
fect that they are a husky looking
lot. It was in the fall of 1903 that
the Illini last played on Northrop
field. The Gophers'that year were a
massacred opponents except Michi
gan and with the Wolverines played
the never-to-be-forgotten 6 to 6
game*. Illinois was defeated 32 to 0.
No Game In Bemidji.
There will be no football for Be
midji today. The high school will
close its season by meeting Crooks
ton on the home grounds next Sat
urday.
STOKE CLOSED.
The Gould confectionery store on
Beltrami avenue has been closed. It
was formerly operated by E. J. and
Danie Gould.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
SUPREM E COUR
UPHOLD S STANTON
Decision Handed Down In Itasca *PC
County Suit Is Ordered
Affirmed.
REYNOLDS vs. GREAT NORTHERN
Action Was For Damage to Timber
Caused by Fire Set By the
Railroad.
THIRTY-FIVE OUT OF FORTY
Bemidji Judge Has Made a Record
of Being Reversed In But
Five Cases.
In the decisions handed down by
the state supreme court yesterday
one was on a case tried before Judge
Stanton and the order was affirmed.
The case was that of Joseph W. Rey
nolds vs. the Great Northern rail
way and was tried in Itasca county.
CHARLES W. STANTON
The decision of Judge Stanton,
which was upheld by the supreme
court, was to the effect that the true
measure of the damages for the in
jury to and destruction of standing
trees by forest fire is the diminu
tion in the value of the land caused
by such injury. The case was that
of a fire being set by the railroad
and Reynolds sued for damages. It
is believed that this case will have
a bearing on the forest fire cases or
the Canadian Northern railway
which will come up in district court
here Nov. 26.
Following is the syllabus of the
decision:
Itasca County.
Joseph W. Reynolds, appellant vs.
Great Northern Railway Company,
respondent.
Quare. As between a land owner
and a tort feasor, and in that ab
sence of any act of severance on the
part of the owner, is timber which
has been felled by the act of God to
be considered realty or personalty?
The true measure of damages for
tne injury and destruction of stand
ing forest trees by fire, is the dimin
ution in the value of the land caused
by such injury.
Instructions in an action based up
on injury to and destruction of
standing forest trees and fallen tim
ber, by fire set by the defendant's
negligence, considered and held to
give the plaintiff full benefit of his
contention that he was entitled to
recover for the destruction of the
fallen timber in its condition as it
then lay on the ground, as well as
for the injury to the standing trees.
In an action based upon the de
stuction of standing forest timber by
fire, evidence of the value of the tim
ber itself, is admissible, not as de
fining the measure of damages,
which is the diminution of the value
of the land, but as being proper to
be considered by the jury in apply
ing the true measure and ascertain
ing the amount of the damages suf
fered.
Damages for the destruction by
fire of standing and fallen timber,
held not so manifestly insufficient as
to require interference with the ver
dict awarding the same.
Order affirmed. Opinion by Justice
P. E. Brown.
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