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1912 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOBE
DECIDED BY CONTESTS STAGED TODAY
Minnesota and Chicago Are To Meet on Marshall Field With Yale and
Harvard in Their Annual Contest At
THE GAMES GIVE PROMISE OF BEING HOTLY CONTESTED.
Maroons and Gophers Rated On Paper As of About Even Strength
While the Eastern Elevens Have Played Each Other to a Tie
For The Past Two Years.
UNIVERSITY TEAM GIVEN ROUSING FAREWELL AT THE DEPOT
Fifteen Hundred Students Lead By Band Heard Speeches of Coach
Williams and Men and Cheered as Train Moved Out of the
PIONEER FOOTBALL RETURNS.
The Pioneer will receive the score of the Minnesota-Chicago foot-
baH game at the end of each half. If the Yale-Harvard game has not
been finished by the time the second half is sent, the Yale-Harvard score
will be sent later. The Pioneer will also have scores on other important
games. They will be posted on the bulletin board and will be given over
the phone after 4:30 p. m.
SCORES MADE IN THE PAST YEARS
Harvard Harvard Harvard Harvard Harvard
Harvard Harvard Harvard
1890Harvard 1891Yale 10
1898Harvard 1899Yale 0
6 0 6 2
1910Minnesota 1911Mi nnesota
1905 Yale 6
1908Harvard 1909Yale 8
2 0 4 8 0 6 0 0
0 4 0 0 0
Much Excitement In Chicago
Chicago, No\. 23.It is seldom that a season's football windup be-
tween two defeated teams gets more than a passing notice from gridiron
followers, but the battle scheduled today on Marshall field between Min-
nesota and Chicago seems to come under the exceptional classication
Outside of the natural rivalry betweeii the ele-vens, the fact that oo pa-
per it promises to be an e\en game, has caused excitement in the two
Minnesota is with the prestige.ot ha\ing early in the season been
picked as real champion contenders, and Chicago gained considerable re-
putation by their defeat of Illinois, the two together promising to pro-
duce a struggle of more than the ordinary interest.
Minnesota has been generally picked to win the game, with Chica-
go having only an outside chance. That Chicago has a chance to win is
certain, and two factors should decide Should Stagg be able to brace up
his line so as to offer more resistance to the Minnesota backs than the
forwards did the Wisconsin game, the Maroons would have the game
half won Should Norgren be able to keep up his good punting the rest
of it ould be solved Much will depend on Norgren, but more on the
line The Minnesota line is not invulnerable. This was shown in the
game with Wisconsin.
Big Send Off for Gophers.
Minneapolis. Nov. 23. Fifteen
hundred students, backed by forty
members of the university band gave
the Mmneosta football team a most
enthusiastic sendoff at the Milwau
kee station If Minnesota had de
feated Wisconsin last Saturday, and
had left last night for Chicago the
virtual champions of the "Big Nine,"
the reception tendered them could
not have been improved upon.
The crowd arrived fifteen minutes
before the Pioneer Limited was
scheduled to start, and after a series
of preliminary yells in front of the
depot, all the entrance gates were
opened and the Minnesota rooters
swarmed about the three special
sleepers reserved for those on the
war path. Persistent calling of "We
want Williams" finally bore fruit
and the Gopher coach appeared. Dr.
Williams was in the best of humor,
and showed his appreciation of the
turnout. He said: "It is mighty fine
of you boys here. Your support will
be of great benefit to the team. I
can say to you all that the eleven is
in the best shape that it has been in
this year. The boys are prepared to
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 179. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 23, 1912.
22 Yale 0
4 Yale 0
do their best and I am not worried
McAlmon Called Upon.
McAlmon, one of the Gopher's best
ground gaining halfbacks, appeared
for an instant, and replied in such a
sweet, child-like voice that very few
were able to hear at all. He then
hurriedly wrapped a blanket of con
fusion and bashfulness about him,
and made a "first down" into his
berth. Captain Tobin was next call
ed to the front. He tackled the job
decisively, and was choice of his
words. "It is pretty swell of you
fellows. The team appreciates it.
We are going to take it all out of
Just as Shaughnessy was walking
through the car to respond to calls
for him, the train moved out, at 8
During all of the speech making,
Ralph Johnson, Minnesota's rooter
king, hopped about on the roof of the
"Vesper" and as Dr. Williams and
the Gopher warriors appeared, he led
the crowd in the individual yells, in
terspersed with other noise makers.
As the last car drifted out of the big
train shed, the above mentioned king
was found clinging for dear life to
the fence, but lost no time in calling
THE BEMIDJ I DAILY PIONEER
MISS MURRAY TO LEAVE
Has Accepted a Position in the St.
Cloud Normal School From
Which She Was Graduated.
SUCCESSOR NOT YET SELECTED
Miss Ethel Murray, supervisor of
music in the Bemidji schools, has
accepted the position of supervisor
of music and drawing in the St.
Cloud normal school model depart
ment and will assume her duties on
Tuesday, December 3. The Bemidji
school board released Miss Murray
when it was learned that the St.
Cloud position carried a substantial
increase in salary and it also con
sidered a professional advance. Miss
Hanson, who preceded Miss Murray
in the Bemidji schools, went from
Bemidji to the Minneapolis schools.
Miss Murray came to Bemidji in
the fall of 1910 and had been engag
ed to teach for her third year. She
has organized glee clubs among the
boys and girls of the high school
and also in the grades. It was her
idea to introduce Victrola music in
the schools in order that the chil
dren might cultivate a love for good
music and to that end has been giv
ing Victrola concerts for the past
two or three weeks. Miss Murray
has taken several trips with Mr.
Nelson and Miss Eddy on extension
work during the fall. With her
mother, who has been spending the
fall with her, Miss Murray was a
roomer in the Rex hotel and lost
a large part of her personal effects
in the fire.
In speaking of leaving Bemidji,
Miss Murray said this morning, "I
really regret to leave Bemidji for
it has been my home for over two
years and I have grown to like the
city and the people here so much,'
It_is with real regret that-I go an#.
the change would probably not have
been considered did it not mean such
an advance in my profession. Pro
fessor Dyer and the board have been
gracious in allowing me to leave dur
ing the year and I certainly appreci
ate their kindness. I have taught
with Mr. Dyer for three years and
have found it an advance education
ally and regret to leave the present
management of the Bemidji schools
It has been a privilege to work with
Professor Dyer said this morning
that Miss Murray was one of the
most successful music teachers he
had ever known. "She is liked by
everyone and we feel as though one
of the family were leaving. Her
place will be hard to fill but we rec
ognize the advancement and are glad
to se her succeed in her chosen
It is probable that a successor to
Miss Murray will not be named until
after Christmas holidays and in the
meantime the teachers will conduct
the work individually.
for several of the Minnesota yells
before departing from his perch.
The band rendered the liveliest se
lections in its repertoire, and as the
train pulled out, every hat was doff
ed to the strains of "Hail Minneso
Williams Easy On Team.
The regulars and reserves put in
two hours of easy work on Northrop
field for the last time this season.
Only the signals and formations were
rehearsed. The practice found many
of the athletes with their mind off
There is a decided diversity of
opinion as to the outcome of the
game between the Gophers and Ma
roons on Saturday. It is reported
that in Chicago, the supporters of
the Maroons are betting 10 to 7 that
Minnesota is defeated. Last night,
in Minneapolis, the financial back
ers of the Gophers are ready to wag
er 10 to7 that Minnesota will do the
Every member of the varsity team
bore out Dr. Williams assertion that
the eleven was in the best of shape.
Erdahl was one of the party and his
limp is hardly noticable. It is rum
ored that he will not be in the line
up against the Maroons, but he looks
fit enough to go in if necessary to
relieve Bierman at right halfback.
And regardless of rumors, it is a
safe bet that he will be used if
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End of First Half.
Minnesota 0 Chicago 0.
Army 10 Syracuse 0.
Harvard 20 Yale 0.
Was Mistaken For a Deer
John Miller, who lived about
three miles northeast of Fowlds, was
shot and instantly killed by a bullet
from a high power rifle Thursday af
ternoon. It is thought that Miller
was mistaken for a deer by hunters.
Miller left his homestead at noon
and went into a cedar swamp to cut
wood. When he did not return at
the usual time, his brother, who liv
ed with him, went into the woods to
search and came upon the cold body.
Coroner Ibertson was called and
made the trip yesterday but stated
this morning that the murderer was
Miller is survived by three daugh
ters. One is married and lives in
South Dakota, a second is married
and lives near Fowlds, while the
third, Miss Cecilia Miller, is a teach
er in one of the Powld's schools.
Both John J. Miller and Miss Cecilia
are well known In Bemidji,
WEDDING OF INTEREST
Dr. Leora Davies, of Chicago, to Wed
Clarence Timken on Thanks
SISTER OF MRS. E. H. MARCUM
Announcement has been made of
the approaching marriage of Dr. Le
ora E. Davies, to Mr. Clarence Tim
ken, of Monmouth, 111. Dr. Davies,
who has been making her home in
Chicago, is a daughter of Mrs. W.
Davies of Crookston, and won
many friends while living there, be
fore going to Chicago, where she
took the M. D. degree. She has
practiced in Chicago ever since and
has a large .business. Mr. Timken is
the head of a large automobile con
cern in Chicago, is well known there,
and a man of character. The wed
ding will take place on Thanksgiv
ing day Mrs W. L. Davies left
Crookston a few weeks ago to be
with her daughter and will remain
during the winter there. Mrs. E. H.
Marcum, a sister of the bride, is also
in Chicago now, and Dr. Marcum
and Miss Helen Davies of Grand
Forks, is a sister of the bride, will be
present at the ceremony.
NEW LIBRARY BOOKS
Miss Beatrice Mills, Bemidji li
brarian, announces that the library
is constantly receiving new books. A
list of late arrivals will be printed
from day to day in the Pioneer. Those
arrived today are:
Ibsen, Doll's House.
Burroughs, Bird Stories.
Thomas, Manual of Debate.
Darwin, Decent of Man.
Bergson, Creative Evolution.
Bennett, Human Machine.
Salesbury, Elementary Physiog
Maeterlinck, Blue Bird.
Griffith, Dominion of Canada
Nieduck, Cruises in the Behring
Bean, On the Wool Track.
LeRossignol, State Socialism in
Holt, Care and Feeding of Chil
Murian, Birds of Village and Field.
Farmer, Boston Cooking School
Shackleton, Quet of the Colonial.
Daniels, Furnishing a Modest
Keeps the Men Guessing.
In the second act, the famous Yale
fence was the center of attraction
and Gwen Hardy (Mrs. A. E. Nelson)
was given an opportunity to show
how the college flirt handles all sit
uations to meet her own ends. She
kept Ludlow and "Beef" Campbell
(W. Z. Robinson) guessing until
the final act of the play. The scene
ends with Ludlow accused of being
drunk the night before the big meet
and so losing it for Yale. He is giv
en no opportunity for vindication.
His friends leave him a moment with
Helen Beckwith but he is unable to
win her forgiveness for either of the
The third act showed the interior
of the Yale dressing room and open
ed with the team being given the
usual lectures by the trainer (Earl
Riley) and Captain Walker. Yale
and Harvard win points with here
tofore unknown rapidity and a score
board on the stage shows that they
are running neck and neck for the
meet. Carson goes in and wins two
events, breaking one record. The
mile run is the last event on the
program and it is the one which Cap-
TEN CENTS PER WEEK*
"FOR OLD ELI" SCORED BIG SUCCESS AT
THE BRINKMAN THEATRE LAST EVENING
House Was Filled to the Doors With an Audience Which Was Liberal
In Its Praise and Which Crave Close Attention Through
ENTIRE CASTE WAS GOOD AND STARS ARE HAPTi TO PICX
Secondary Characters Added Much to the Realism of the Play by Ac
curately Interpreting the Types Which They
MISS MARJORIE KNAPPEN MAKES REPUTATION AS A COACK
Talent In Organizing Such a Large Group Into Harmonious Whole Pate
Her In Front Rank Play Will be Repeated at the
Brinkman at 7:30 Tonight.
By Harold J. Dane.
"Without a single exception, the best home talent play that I have
ever seen," was the general remark at the Brinkman theatre last even-
ing after the final curtain on "For Old Eli" which was presented by
high school students, alumni and faculty players. The first night drew
a crowd which was far too large for the theatre and many were turned
away. Professor Dyer stated this morning that the receipts for the first
evening were $166.25. A capacity house is expected this evening as the
second performance is usually better than the first and many people pre-
ferred to wait until Saturday night.
MISS MARJORIE KNAPPEN
To Whose Coaching the Success of the Play Was Largely Due.
From the time the first curtain went up and re^ealed the sitting room
of Walker, Carson and Ludlow (played by Messrs Nelson, Neuman and
Carson) at Yale University to the final curtain after Carson and Helen
Beckwith (Vera Backus) had made peace with each other and laid a
foundation for a life of happiness there was not a moment when inter-
est in the play lagged The action was steady and went with a spirit
that drew the audience to the edge of the seats in order that not a point
would be missed nor a situation lost
In the sitting room of the first act, the plot was outlined. Carson.
star man on the Yale track team, had gone stale and was roasted by Wal-
ker, his captain. With Mrs Fairfield (Flora Todd), the men are called
upon by a party of girls. It is discovered that one is missing and
while the others go to hunt, she comes in alone and finds Carson in the
room. He impersonates his room-mate Jack Ludlow (Earl Carson) to
Helen (Vera Backus) but finally confesses and asked for forgiveness
which was not granted.
tain Walker is to run Yale must win
first to win the meet.
Walker "Sprains an Ankle.
In a previous event Walker has
stepped in a hole and sprained hi*
ankle so badly that he is unable to
stand. He has no man ready for
the mile and calls for volunteers.
The scene is the climax of the play
and to tell of what happens and the
finish would be to detract from the
pleasure of those who may go this
To pick out an individual star 1*
impossible. The entire cast worked
together with a harmony that is
usually sadly lacking in home talent
plays. The leaders carried their
roles with a realism that was con
vincing but it was the clever work
in the minor parts which made the
performance a pleasing whole. Even
the stage scenery and "business**
was such that the audience was ac
tually at Yale University. The col
lege spirit was plainly there and
the wonder of it all is that a group
of young people, the majority ot
whom have never seen a track meet
and more who have never been In
training quarters, could so accurate*
ly portray the spirit of love for Alma
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