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NORTH COUNTRY IS
Entire Upper Half of Minnesota In
terested in Badger-Gopher
ALUMNI FLOCKING HOME
About Fifteen Seats Sold In Bemidji
and Late Comers Are Turned
SPECIAL PIONEER SERVICE
Scores to be Received at End of Each
Half and Special Account to be
SPECIAL FOOTBALL SERVICE.
Realizing the interest in the Min
nesota-Wisconsin football game
which is to be played on Northrop
Field Saturday, the Pioneer has ar
ranged to receive the score of the
game by halves. At the end of the
second half, it will also receive a
short bulletin on the game. These
messages will be posted on the Pion
eer bulletin board in front of the Se
curity State bank.
In addition to this bulletin service,
the Pioneer on Monday will print a
special story of the game written by
the editor who will attend the game.
Not for many years has the north
country been as interested in a Uni
versity tootball game as it is in the
Wisconsin-Minnesota game which
will be played on Northrop Field Sat
urday afternoon. About fifteen seats
have been sold to .Bemidji people al
ready and others who have tried to
get them have been turned away with
the reply that the stands are sold
out. Indications now are that the
crowd will be the largest in the his
tory ot University football
From the range country and Du
luth on the east, from International
Falls on the north and from Red
River Valley to the west of Bemidji
Minnesota and Wisconsin alumni are
preparing to leave their homes and
business Friday night to travel to the
University and root for Alma Mater
on Saturday afternoon Every man
and woman in the north country who
can spare the time and expense will
see the game which gives promise of
rivaling the famous 6 to 6 Michigan
Minnesota game of 1903
Reports trom the training camps
indicate that the Badgers have the
strongest team that Wisconsin has
sent out in years From Minnesota
comes the report that the Gophers
are green, inexperienced men but
fighters every inch. The relative
strength of the teams in the minds
of the sporting fraternity is shown
by the fact that bets on Wisconsin
range from 2 to 1 to 5 to 4 Very
little even money is being taken.
Bemidji has no football game Sat
urday and local interest will be cen
tered entirely in the Minneapolis
contest. At the present time there
are twenty-three University of Min
nesota alumni in this city and about
half as many from Wisconsin.
By J. H. Ritchie.
Minneapolis, Nov. 14. Tonight
brings to a close the preparatory
work of the Gophers for the Badgers.
Not since the breaking off of the
Michigan games has there been such
deep interest on the part of the root
esr in a game on Northrop field. The
highly advertised Wisconsin players
constitute beyond question the
strongest team Wisconsin has been
ahle to produce in recent years. Min
nesota interest is deep in that the
surprising advance in football of a
totally green team has placed the
team in the final round of a champ
ionship fight when only the most san
guine rooters had expected it to pass
the qualifying round.
According to the most dependable
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MANY ATTEND SHOW
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov 12.
Thousands of the school children
of Minneapolis and St. Paul, chape
roned by their teachers and thous
ands of gi own-up visitors flocked to
the big National Guard Armory in
this city today where the great North
western Products exposition, com
monly called "Land Show" is housed.
The object of this exposition which
far surpasses all similar exhibitions
held in the Northwest in magnitude
and importance, is to give to the pub
lic, especially to the home seekers
and agriculturists a practical demon
stration of the tremendous possibil
ities of the great Northwest, which
includes some of the finest and most
productive agricultural districts in
the United States.
The seven states of the Northwest
Minnesota, North and South Dakota,
Montana, Idaho, Washington and Ore
gon are represented by state and dis
trict displays and in addition there
are displays by a large number of
individual exhibitors and various
large corporations, including the big
railroads of the Northwest. The ex
hibits are well arranged and com
prehensive in their scope. Particu
larly interesting is the exhibit of
grains and fruits from the irriga
tion districts in various parts of the
Northwest, which show the wonder
ful results obtained by means of a
rational system of irrigation in local
ities which at one time were believed
to be absolutely worthless for farm
ing and fruit growing purposes
One of the attractive decorative
features ot the show in the big arm
ory building is a gigantic panorama
of scenes in the various regions of
the -'Zone of Plenty", painted on can
vass by skillful artists and covering
the upper part of the walls of the big
exposition hall, above the product ex
hibits In addition to the displays
from the seven states of the North
west there is an interesting exhibit
representing wonderful resources of
Alaska The exposition will continue
until November 23 and a large num
ber ot valuable prizees will be award
ed to the most successful exhibitors
BAND CONCERT TONIGHT.
The first of the series ot winter
indoor band concerts will be given by
the Bemidji band in the city hall this
evening Complimentary tickets ha\e
been ghen those who have been sup
porting the band by contributions
TJ. C. T. PAKTY FRIDAY.
The first ot the series of dancing
parties to be given by United Com
mercial Travelers who have head
quarters in Bemidji will be put on in
the city hall tomorrow evening
About 100 invitations have been sent
I LOST CHILDREN FOUND.
Leon and Carl Currier, two small
jboys who were leported to the po
jlice the first ot the week as lost,
were yesterday found on Third street
in Duluth, according to a phone mes
sage to Chief Geil The children left
their parents at Bena about ten days
CHANGE IN THE FAIR STORE.
Walter A Elliot, manager of the
Fair store, is installing a new bal
cony in the rear of the store and will
use the space exclusively for the dis
playing of dolls and their accessor
ies. Mr. Elliot says that already he
has received a car load of Christmas
goods but that they have been stored
in the basement until the gallery is
NEW YORK LAND SHOW.
New York, Nov. 14. The 1912
New York Land Show, which is to
open in the Seventy First Regiment
Armory tomorrow, is expected to
bring together one of the largest
gatherings of agriculturists in the
world's history. The gathering will
include experts from the various ex
perimental stations and colleges and
farmers from about every section of
the country. The exhibition itself
will consist of exhibits of agricul
tural machinery and farm products
of every kind and from every section
of the United States and from Can
ada, Mexico, Alaska, and Porto Rico.
The show will continue until Decem
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 171. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 14, 1912.
THE BEMIDJ I DAILY PIONEE
GOVERNORS ARE CHANGED
Few States Return Old Executives'
and Democrats Win Majority of
tCooy right.) Hit First Shave.
HADLEY AND OSBORNE ARE OUT
Washington, D. Nov. 14.Many
changes among the chief executives
of the different states will take place
next January at a result ot the rec
ent elections. Of the twenty-eight
states that balloted for governors
only nine re-elected their present ex
ecutives The governors fortunate
enough to be re-elected tor another
term are Simeon E. Baldwin, Demo
crat, ot Connecticut, Eugene N. Foss,
Democrat, of Massachustts Adolph
O. Eberhart, Republican, of Minne
sota, Coleman L. Blease, Democrat,
of South Carolina, Ben W. Hooper,
Republican-Fusion, of Tennessee
Oscar B. Colquitt, of Texas William
Spry, Republican, of Utah Francis
E. McGovern, Republican, of Wis
consin, and Aram J. Pothier, Repub
lican, of Rhode Island.
Of the new governors twelve are
Democrats and eight are Republic
Elias Amnions, Democrat, suc
ceeds Governor Shafroth. Democrat,
Charles R. Miller, a prominent cit
izen ot Wilmington, succeeds Gover
nor Pennewill, of Delaware. Both
Park Trammell, at present attor
ney-general of Florida, will become
governor in succession to Albert L.
Gilchrist. Both are Democrats.
John M. Haines, Republican, will
succeed James H. Hawley, Democrat,
as governor of Idaho.
Edward F. Dunne, former mayor
of Chicago, has been elected by the
Democrats of Illinois to succeed Gov
ernor Deneen, Republican.
Governor Marshall of Indiana, who
will be vice-president of the United
States after March 4, will be succeed
ed by another Democrat, Samuel M.
Ralston of Lebanon.
In Iowa, Governor Carroll, Repub
lican, will be succeeded by George W.
Clarke, also a Republican. Mr.
Clarke is at present lieutenant-gover
The state of Michigan followed the
lead of the nation by electing a
"schoolmaster" to the office of chief
executive. Woodbridge N. Ferris,
Democrat, who will succeed Governor
Osborn, Republican, has devoted his
life to educational work.
Governor Hadley of Missouri, Re
publican, will be succeeded by Elli
ott M. Major, Democrat, who has
served at attorney-general of his
Governor Norris, Democrat, of
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"THOSE WERE THE HAPPY DAYS"
Opportunity stares up
at you from this page.
tjlt may be a better
positionjust the cot
tage you want to rent
a chance to own a
house on easy terms
a new cookan ambi
not? J Want ackbristle with
the intimacies of the
work-a-day world. You
can ill afford to over
look them with your
FROHN FARMERS OUT
Sixty-nine In the Opsata School
Tuesday Listen to High School
A. D. BAILEY ON PROGRAM
Sixty-nine farmers attended the
meeting at the Opsata school in the
town of Frohn Tuesday night when
the Bemidji high school extension
workers went out to give addresses.
The meeting was the best attended
of those held to date and the high
school people are enthusiastic over
prospects in the town of Frohn.
A. D. Bailey, instructor in manual
training, talked to the farmers on the
construction of hog pens. It was Mr.
Bailey's first trip but what he said
was listened to eagerly. Later in
the winter he will be prepared to
give practical suggestions on build
ing barns and other farm buildings.
Miss Beatrice Eddy talked on the
"Farm Kitchen" and A. E. Nelson re
peated the talk on the "Dairy Cow"
which he gave about ten days ago in
the Eickstadt school in Frohn. Mr.
Nelson was able to illustrate his talk
with new drawings as in a moment
of absent mindedness he had left the
old ones in the village of Wilton.
MR STEENERSO N TALK S
Addresses Assembled Students In the
High School This Morning on
BOARD HEARS A VICTROLA
Halvor Steenerson, congressman
from this district, was escorted to
the High school this morning by An
ton Erickson and M. J. Brown and he
gave an address to the assembled
students at 10:30. Mr. Steenerson
talked on '"Citizenship" and dwelt
some time on the benefits of the
present school system.
While Mr. Steenerson was talking to
the high school students, the eighth
grade classes were listening to a
Victrola concert played by Miss Ethel
Murray, supervisor of music. M. J.
Brown, Dr. Marcum, J. P. Lahr, and
Dr. Smith, members of the board,
were present during the concert.
Miss Murray says that a Victrola is
being used to inculcate a desire for
better music into the students.
Different members of the board
expressed themselves as pleased with
the work done by the Victrola and
one will probably be purchased for
RETURN THEIR CHILDREN.
On an appeal from a decision of
M. A. Clark, judge of probate, the
cases of A. J. Higgen and wife and
Mrs. Betsy Loberg, were argued be
fore Judge C. W. Stanton in his
chambers at the court house yester
The cases were for the possession
of four children of the Higgen's and
one child of Mrs. Loberg, the state
claiming, according to Judge Clark's
decision that the parents were not
proper people to have charge of them
and directed that they be placed in
the keep of the Home for the Friend
less located in Minneapolis.
The defense at once appealed to the
district court with the result that
the Higgen's case was reversed and
the children, three girls and one boy,
given back to them. On motion of
County Attorney Torrance the Lo
berg case was dismissed.
LAKE IRVINE FROZEN.
Lake Irvine froze over Tuesday
night and the zero weather last night
added to the thickness of the ice.
One more night of freezing weather
and the ice will be thick enough for
skating. Several small boys were
down this morning but did not ven
ture out. The temperature was down
to zero last night.
There were several ice pans on
Lake Bemidji this morning.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
TAFT SAYS HE
Did Not Believe Roosevelt Would
Show Strength That He Did
In General Election.
PROGRESSIVE PROGRAM POOR,
Considers It Contemplates the Impos
sible and Calls It Hollow and
FIXES CANAL TOLL RATES
Action Taken Under Authority Give*
by Congress Last August
Hired An Expert.
(By United Press).
Washington, Nov. 14. The fol
lowing statement was issued today
by President Taft concerning the fu
ture of the Republican party. It has
caused much discussion among poli
f,I was very hopeful the result
would be different," said the presi
dent. "I was surprised at Roose
Roosevelt's strength. I had hoped
that we might pull through but I
was not in a condition of mind to be
"The difficulty I find with the pres
ent Progressive program is that it
contemplates the impossible. If the
country could stand the burden, I
would like to see the attempt made
in order that the people might learn
its hollowness and impractibility,
and show the character of many of its
"The sheet anchor of popular gov
ernment is in the division of the peo
ple into two great parties. But once
more the Republican party will he
able to gather about it many who
will recover from the bull moose fev
er. It will also gather in many who
voted the Democratic ticket because
they preferred to defeat the bull
Washington, Nov. 14.President
Taft last night issued a proclamation
fixing the rates that foreign shipping
of the world shall pay for passage
through the Panama canal. The proc
lamation was made under the author
ity given by the canal act, passed by
congress in August, and established
the merchant vessel rate of $1.20 per
net ton of actual carrying capacity*
with a reduction of ten per cent on
ships in ballast. The provisions fol
"1On merchant vessels carrying
passengers or cargo, $1.20 per net
vessel toneach 100 cubic feetof
actual earning capacity.
'2On vessels in ballast without
passengers or cargo, forty per cent
less than the rate of tolls for vessels
with passengers or cargo.
'3Upon "naval vessels, other than
transports, colliers, hospital ships
and supply ships, fifty cents per dis
"4Upon army and navy trans
ports, colliers, hospital ships and sup
ply ships, $1.20 per net ton, vessels
to be measured by the same rules as
measured in determining the net ton
nage of merchant vessels.
"The secretary of war will prepare
and prescribe such rules for the
measurement of vessels and such reg
ulations as are necessary to carry this
proclamation into effect."
The president basgd his declaration
of rates upon the reports and investi
gations of Prof. Emory R. Johnson of
the University of Pennsylvania, and
an expert designated by executive or
der for the task.
Johnson's report was also made
public last night. He says the canal
should be upon a self-sustaining basis
in twenty years, should compete suc
cessfully with the Suez route for the
traffic of Europe with South Amer
ican west coast points and with New
Zealand, but cannot be expected to
compete successfully for Europe's
trade to the far east.