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Will Gather Semi-officially to Discuss
War Conditions In the
WHX ASK FOR ARBITRATION
Kaiser Credited With Plan of Leav-
ing Servian Dispute to Interna-
TURKEY PRESENTS AGREEMENT
W31 Stop Fighting If Allowed Cer-
tain Territory, Sovereignity
and No Indemnity.
Bj TRuted Press.
Berlin, Nov. 2 7. The federal
council of foreign affairs committee
bat been summoned to meet here
Thursday, according to a semiioffi
cial ate, to discuss conditions.
Premier Passovich of Servia was
quoted in a dispatch from Belgrade
as saying -'We intend to make no
concessions and we will defend our
claim to an Adriatic window with the
Paris, Nov. 27.The kaiser asked
Austria to leave its dispute with Ser
via to an international tribunal ac
cording to a generally credited re
port in diplomatic circles.
"Wttile it was said the Austrian
government has not yet replied, the
Gorman and Austrian chancellories
axe in such close touch thai it is not
likely the repuest would have been
made unless it had been known in
advance in Berlin that the proposal
WBM be acceptable.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 27.The
lines, of demarcation between the
Bulgarian and Turkish forces will be
established today by commissioners
appointed by the peace plenipo
London. Nov 27 While Russia
is belie\ed to be continuing her mili
tary mo\enments on the frontier, and
Austria-Hungary is believed to be
rapidly moblizing an immense army
equipped for hard field service, there
is nothing definite today to indicate
that an international war in Europe
The increased tension, the de
pressing undercurrent of which is
everywhere felt, however, tends
greatly to decrease the ability of dip
lomacy to resist an ultimate rup
Great Britain, it is reliably stat
ed, has given Servia. as well as
Prance and Russia, to understand
that she has no interest in Servia's
demand for a port on the Adriatic
sea. Britain also has declared she
hasc no intention of supporting Ser
bia claim, nor of aiding any other
power to do so.
The progress of the negotiations
between the representatives of Tur
nkey and the Balkan allies at Tehatal
ja is unknown, as every detail of the
conference is kept strictly secret.
In diplomatic circles here, how
ever, it is stated that Turkey has
presented the following as an accept
able basis for an agreement:
""FirstNo war indemnity.
"SecondThe retention by
Tnrkey of the territory bound
ed by the Maritza river, the
fortress of Adrianople to be in
"ThirdThe maintenance of
the sovereignty of the sultan of
Turkey in Albania."
TAKE PICTURES OF TEAM.
A picture of the Bemidji High
school champion football team was
taken this noon in the Crippen studio.
George Graham was the only member
of the team absent. A banquet will
be served to the boys next Wednesday
nighi by the girls of the cooking
class Toasts and speeches will be
made by members of the team and
DAMAGES OF $25,000
By United Press.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 27. A
circuit court jury here this morning
returned a verdict granting O. W.
Eller a judgment of $25,000 and
costs against Warren Alden Lord, a
local capitalist. Eller sued Lord for
damages for alleged debauchery of
his young daughter.
By United Press.
New York, Nov. 27. Declaring
there never was a time in the history
of this country when the people had
so much for which to be thankful.
Mayor Gaynor this afternoon discuss
ed tomorrow's holiday and paid a
tribute to labor.
"Those who live by the sweat of
their faces and work with their
hands are the happiest. They eat
well, sleep well, enjoy all of the fac
ulties and are happiest because they
come closest to conformity of God's
Cardinal Gibbons said: "Thanks
giving day is one of the evidences to
all the world that we are a religious
people and that we are grateful to
Almighty God and to every one who
has any sense religion."
OVER LEASED WIRES
By United Press.
FACES AN ICE FAMINE.
Neenah, Wis., Nov. 27.Neenah
is facing an ice famine. The con
tinued moderate weather is the cause.
A year ago at this time there was
ten inches of ice on Lake Winnebago.
WANT THE LIBERTY BELL.
San Francisco, Nov. 27.A peti
tion two miles long will be sent to
Philadelphia Thursday asking for the
authorities to send the Liberty Bell
to the Panama-Pacific exposition
ihere in 1915. The petition was sign
led by more than 500,000 school chil
dren of California. The expense of
the bell's transportation will be paid
by the Southern Pacific railway.
WOODMAN RATE CASE.
Rock Island, 111., Nov. 27. The
board of directors of the Modern
Woodmen of America issued an order
today suspending the new insurance
rates of the society, enjoined by
Judge Shirley in the circuit court at
Springfield, until the supreme court
of the state can decide the case.
BURY RAYNER TODAY
By United Press.
Washington. Nov. 27. Every
branch of. Washington official life
will be represented today at the fun
eral of Senator Isidor Rayner of
The arrangements are ia charge of
(the sergeant-at-arms of the senate
i and every senator and representative
in the city will unite to pay a last
tribute to their colleague by attend
President Taft and practically all
of the members of the cabinet will at
GOOD PROSPECTS FOR A TEAM.
Immediately after Thanksgiving
Coach Carson will organize class bas
ketball teams to play for the cham
pionship of the school. After Christ
mas the best players will be picked
from the different class teams for a
first team. Bemidji has some excel
lent material this year and will prob
ably turn out a championship team.
The probable candidates are Sulli
van, Slater, Barrigan, Achenbach,
C. Bailey, Tanner, Graham, Olson,
Hayner, Wright, and Johnson.
TEACHER IS ENGAGED.
Miss Helen McDonald, of St. Cloud,
has been engaged to fill the position
of supervisor of music in the Bemidji
schools, vice Miss Ethel Murray who
resigned last week. Miss McDonald
is a graduate of the St. Cloud nor
mal school and of the American Con
servatory of Music in Chicago. She
was supervisor of music at Elkhorn,
Wisconsin, Eeast Grand Forks, and
virginia and comes highly recom
mended from each place. Miss Mc
Donald will start her local work next
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 182. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 27, 1912.
ROASTS WOOD DEALERS
Inspector Lindh Says They Are Not
Correctly Measuring Their
HOUSEWIVES NEED GOOD SCALES
TEE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER.
Bemidji merchants who have been,
violating the state weight and meas
ure laws are being warned today by
Inspector Lindh who came to Bemidji
yesterday. The inspector says that he
has found many violations but so far
has let the merchants off with a
warning. He promises prosecutions
"I wish you would call the atten
tion of the people to the kind of wood
they are buying," he said. "I find
dealers selling what they term a
"cord of sixteen inch wood.' There
is no such thing as a cord of that
kind. A cord of wood contains 128
cubic feet and the dealer who charges
for a cord and then delivers sixteen
inch wood is violating a state law. I
found one such case yesterday and
let the man off with a warning.
"I also found that many grocers
are selling cranberries by liquid
measures whereas the law calls for
dry measure. Some stores are selling
by weight which is all right. A liq
uid measure is ten cubic inches short
of a dry measure so that a person
buying cranberries for Thanksgiving
by liquid measure does not get all
he is entitled to."
'There is one other thing that does
not appear to be generally known to
the housewives. All articles sold by
weight must have the exact weight
stated on the bill or else there is no
obligation to pay. Meat must not be
charged -one steak $.45' but must
state the pounds and ounces in the
steak. Every home should have a
good scale in the kitchen."
ROLLER RINK OPENS.
The roller skating rink opens to
night at 7:30. Two men have been
at work for the last three days re
pairing the skates and putting them
in first class shape. At present there
are over 150 pairs but they may not
be enough to supply the crowd that
will take advantage of the rink this
evening. Glen Peck will have charge
of the skate room.
DISCOVERS BIG TARANTULA.
This morning while H. Sand, clerk
f( W. G. Schroeder, was cutting
bananas he discovered a tarantula
,and had a very narrow escape from
being bitten. The tarantula clung
to Mr. Sand's finger but he shook it
off before it could bite. It was im
mediately put into a glass jar and is
now on exhibition in Schroeder's
Shop Today and Avoid
OFFICIAL GUIDE IS OUT.
Spalding's Basketball Book Issued
TodayContains Article by
Dr. L. J. Cooke.
*.y United Press.
St. Paul, Nov. 27.The official in
ter-collegiate basketball guide for
1912-13 has made its appearance in
the west. The guide which is pub
lished by the A. G. Spalding company
of New York, contains not only the
new rules, but several lengthy arti
cles by famous basketball men. Dr.
L. J. Cooke, basketball coach at the
University of Minnesota, reviews the
1911-12 season in a lengthy and in
teresting article. The book also con
tains photographs of nearly all of the
STORES CLOSE TOMORROW.
All Bemidji stores will be closed
Thanksgiving afternoon and the ma
jority will be closed in the morning
also. There will be special services
in the churches. The Pioneer will
issue no daily tomorrow and the job
office will be closed all day.
ONE ON JUDGE SIMONS.
In municipal court this morning,
Judge Simons called the ease of Carl
Tollum. Tollum was arrested No
vember 17 on a charge of disorderly
conduct and the case was continued
for ten days. In the meantime, Tol
lum died in the hospital. Judge Si
mons was informed that the case had
gone to a higher court.
WILLIAM DUGAS ARRESTED.
William Dugas, proprietor of the
West hotel, was in court yesterday
on a charge of running a disorderly
house. The complaint was made by a
man who claimed that he had been
relieved of $25. The case was con
tinued over until today and recon
tinued today until tomorrow morn
SETTLERS ARE COMING
Summary of Reynolds' and Winters'
Sales Show Large Percent
Working On Farms.
MVE IN FAMILIES AND STOCK
That Beltrami county is attracting
the attention of farmers in other
sections of the country is evidenced
by the fact that during the past six
months there has been great activity
in the local real estate market. It is
conceded that a large portion of the
acreage which changes hands will be
held unimproved for speculation, but
thre are many going on the land and
there are many going on land and
a little at a time. Following is a list
of farmers placed on local lands by
Reynolds and Winter, a Bemidji
E. Vanderlaan purchased forty
acres in Frohn township. He has
moved his family on to the land and
is making improvements as fast
as possible. Mr. Vanderlaan came
from Southwestern Minnesota.
S. Deel purchased eighty acres on
Three Island lake and is improving
the property. Mr. Deel moved here
from Inkster, North Dakota.
The Armstrong brothers purchased
200 acres in Turtle Lake township:
These gentlemen moved here from
the irrigated region of Montana. Af
ter trying their luck there they de
cided they would prefer a place
where nature will furnish plenty
rainfall. They are preparing to do
some logging this winter and will
clear their land as fast as the timber
is cut. H. K. Chidlaw of Grand Forks,
purchased the Mortenson farm on
Moval lake. Mr. Chidlaw has fol
lowed the grain elevator business for
years and knows the Dakotas and
Western Canada like a book after
investigating this country thorough
ly he becided that this is the place
where he wants to settle. Mr. Mar
tin Bergh is in charge of the farm
and is clearing and breaking eighty
C. A. Carlson of Southwestern
Iowa purchased 120 acres on Lake
Plantaganet, and will move his fam-
ily here as soon as he can convenient
ly arrange his business where he now I work out means of improving the
Fred Anderson of Southern Minne-1 and the job is a big one."
sota purchased eighty acres in the} Plans are being made for a big
township of Northern and is very en-} delegation of Bemidji business men
thusiastic over the future possibili
ties of our farming district.
Donald Blue purchased the Berg
man farm on Moval lake. Mr. Blue
has been on the police force in Grand
Forks for fourteen years, and after
traveling through Western Canada,
Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washing
ton and Oregon, he came to Bemidji
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TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
BUSINESS MEN TO
ADOPT NEW SLOGAN
"Develop Minnesota First," Will
the War Cry at Crookston Meet
ing Next Week.
HAVE BEEN SHOOTING TOO FAR
W. R. Mackenzie Says Trouble Has
Been that Local Energy Has
Gone to Other States.
NAME COMMITTE OF FIFTEEN:
Citizens of Minneapolis. St. Paul and
Dnlnth Are to Back North
With a slogan of ''Develop Minne
sota First," a committee of fifteen.
Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth
business men will attend the meeting
of the Northern Minnesota Develop
ment association to be held in Crooks
ton next week Thursday and Friday.
This action was decided upon at an
informal luncheon of members of the
Minneapolis Civic and Commerce as
sociation, Northern Minnesota De
velopment association^ and state offi
cials held in Minneapolis last week.
The luncheon was held primarily
to give opportunity for the discussion
informally of various phases of 4e-
velopment work. After several
speeches had been made deploring
the fact that many settlers were go
ing through the great Nortv
Canada and advocating tht adoption
of any measures which would hold
this tide of immigration and turn
it into the states from Minnesota to
the coast, W. R: Mackenzie, secre
tary of the association, voiced a pro
Mr. Mackenzie stated it as his opin
ion that the trouble with the devel
opment work to date had been that
the "mark shot at is too far distant."
He advocated using measures to de
velop Minesota first and to let the
other states be developed by men in
them. And of Minnesota, he urged
that particular attention be paid to.
Northern Minnesota. Mr. Mackensi*
said that too much Minnesota energy
was going into the development ofe
other states when it should be kept
Other speakers followed Mr. Mac
kenzie, all voicing his opinion, and
before the meeting adjourned, it was
decided that an informal committee
of fifteen, composed of business men
of means, should go to Crookston to
attend the meeting of the Northern
Minnesota Development association
next week and that this committee
should work with the association i&
the development of Minnesota first
and of Northern Minnesota especial
Joseph Chapman, Jr., was chosen
to head the Minneapolis committee
J. W. Wheeler, to head the St. Paul
delegation and W. A. McGonagle to
head the Duluth delegation. Each
chairman will pick his own men so
that the fifteen will be a representa
tive group from the three large cit
ies of the state.
"The trouble has been," said one
of the men who attended the meet
ing, "That we have been cramped for
funds and have not known how to
properly spend those we have avail
able. The big feature of the Crooks
ton meeting will be fewer addresses
and more business. We are going to
conditions in Northern Minnesota
who will go to Crookston and stay
through both sessions. They will go
both as delegates of the Beltrami
County Development association and
as delegates from the Bemidji Com
mercial club. At the last meeting
of the association, not all of the del
egates stayed through both sessions
but the men who will go to Crookston
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