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BEMIDJI GETS THE
Annual Convention of Northern
Minnesota Development Associa
tion Here In 1913.
WEDGE IS MADE TREASURER
Formerly Handled Money of Immi
gration Commission But Now
Has Charge of All Finances.
MANY COMMITTEES ARE NAMED
Preparations Made For Active Work
At Coming Session of State
DEVELOPMENTS AT CR00KST0N.
Bemidji selected for the annual
meeting in 1913, which is to be held
the first Thursday in December.
Bemidji made the official place of
Hinckley selected for the summer
meeting in 1913
Resolutions as outlined in the
Pioneer Friday adopted at the after
Executive committee of the presi
dent, vice-president and a member
each from the Sixth, Eighth and
Ninth districts formed.
Secretary taken from the executive
committee because he works for and
is paid by that committee.
Committees for the coming year
Crqpkston, Dec 7.Adopting sev
eral changes in the by-laws of the
organization, the Northern Minneso
ta Development association closed its
annual messing here- yesterday~*ai-
ternoon. at 5 p. m. The convention
also adopted 'a series of resolutions
calling for reapportionment, good
roads, better state land sales, and
other things dear to the heart of
At a smoker gi\en in the Elks'
club, Fred B. Snyder of Minneapolis,
said that there was too much multi
plication of state boards and com
missions and that more simplicity
would result in better action. He
advocated the separation of the lands
of the state from the auditor's de
partment and placing them and min
eral and forestry, etc bureaus-under
one separate head. He claimed that
the education system was faulty in
that it educated the boys and girls
away from the farm. Mr. Snyder
scored the national conscience which
tolerated loose divorce laws, disre
gard for la-w, corruption in high
places, and self aggrandzement.
The following officers were elected
for the coming year
PresidentC M. King, Deer River.
Vice-president C. A. Allbright,
SecretaryW R. Mackenzie, Be
TreasurerA. G. Wedge, Bemidji
Members of executive committee
N. Koll, Cass Lake, from Sixth
district Major Eva, Duluth, Eighth
district L. Conger, Mcintosh,
The above officers were elected
without material opposition, after
the adoption of the new constitution.
A G. Wedge, treasurer of the asso
ciation's immigrant commission, and
who was made treasurer of the entire
association, presented his report as
Advertising and printing
Rent Traveling expenses
Exhibit room, Minneapolis.
Total Receipts and Disbursements
Cash as per monthly state
Treasury accounts over
586.65 620.06 140.00
Other committees were appointed
Conservation and development
G. E. Marshall, Cass Lake Paul Mar
shalk, Warroad J. A. Van Dyke,
Coleraine Thomas Owens, Two Har
bors J. U. Williams, Baudette*
Special reapportionment F. J.
McPartlln, International Fall* E. C.
SHstorlal Society/ -J^X.*
Ruler Servia, Wh Joins
Ifl Uprising Against Turkey.
Kiley, Grand Rapids Archie Vernon,
Joint legislative committeeA. G.
[Wedge, Bemidji, M. N. Koll, Cass
Lake, Arnold, Duluth.
Good roadsC. King, Deer Riv
er, W. R. Mackenzie, Bemidji
Christ Berg, Cass Lake F. A. Green,
Stevens, D. P. O'Neill, Thief River
Falls L. A. Ogaard, International
Falls L. Rice, Park Rapids.
Agriculture and state fairA. J.
McGuire, Grand Rapids Mike
Holm, Roseau C. F. Manke, Moose
FinanceJ H. Hearding, Duluth
C. Misner, Crookston C. Serline,
Mora, Harold Knutson, St. Cloud
M. T. Dunn, Brainerd.
SUNDAY IN THE CHURCHES 4
First Baptist Church
Morning services Sermon at 11
o'clock, Bible school at 12:15. Even-
servicesYoung Peoples' Meeting at
b-iiO sermon 7-30 Midweek serv
ice tor prayer and Bible study Thurs
day evening 7.30 p. Every one
heartily invited to attend the devo
tional and social gatherings of this
church Strangers welcomed and
made to feel at home. Chandler,
First Methodist Episcopal
Preaching 10 45 and 7 30. Sunday
daj school at 12. Epworth League at
6-30 The orchestra will play at
the evening service. Prayer meeting
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. A
cordial invitation is extended to the
public Rev. Charles H. Flesher, pas
First Scandinavian Lutheran
There will be no services Sunday.
Suday school at 12 o'clock Rev. T.
S. Kolste, pastor.
Sunday school at 12. Services in
the evening at 8 o'clock Rev J. H.
Services tomorrow at the usual
hours. Bible class and Sunday
school at 10 a m. Morning sermon at
11 Junior Christian Endeavor 4 p.
m. Young Peoples' meeting at 7.
Evening gospel service at 8. Mid
week prayer service Thursday even
ing at 8 o'clock. All are welcome.
S. E. White, pastor
Services at 3 o'clock Sunday in the
Hope is a pneumatic tire that is
SCOOP B REPORTER
I PROMISED MX WlFfc
IvHAT I **U- 8WY
AT UEAST ONE XMAS
llV\ AFAT Qoirt
STONE SAYS TARIFF WILL BE
GRADUALLY REDUCED ON
NECESSITIES OF LIFE
*y United Press.
Washington, Dec. 7. "I do not
think the Democratic party is going
to jump from the high protective
point on the tariff to a revenue tar
iff basis in one day," said Senator
Stone of Missouri. "The Democratic
theory is to put the adequate neces
sities of life on the free list or to put
them as low as the revenue demands
permit. But our platform provides
for a gradual reduction only to be
made so as not to disturb the busi
ness interests of the country."
AMERICANS ON TRAIN THAT
IS STRANDED IN MEXICO
By United Press.
El Paso, Tex., Dec.*7.A number
of passengers who were on the Mex
ican Central train which was at
tacked by General Ororzoco's rebels
are stranded in the desert below La
guana without food or water. They
include several Americans. Because of
the activity of the rebels in wreck
ing the railway south of Juarez it is
impossible to send relief.
General Trucy Adelbert, command
ing the Mexican federal garrison at
Juarez, has been advised that 3,000
federal troops have been ordered
from Southern Mexico against Or
ozco's rejuvenated froces in the north
SOCIETY BELLES ASSIST AT
WOMAN'S TITANIC BENEFIT
By United Press.
New York, Dec. 7 Miss Helen
Taft, daughter of the president, and
Miss Esther Cleveland, debutante
daughter of the late ex-president
were among the bevy of beauties who
sold programs at the Women's Ti
tanic general benefit. So successful
were they in attracting customers
that a large part of the audience
seemed to prefer the foyer to the or
Mrs Stuyvesant Fish and Mrs.
George Gould were in charge of
the- bevy of society buds, who acted
as ushers, program and water girls,
and_tJie benefit was under the* gen
eral supervision of Mrs. John Hays
AUSTRIA AND ITALY PROTEST
BOMBARDMENT BY GREEKS
By United Press.
Vienna. Dec. 7.Austria and Italy
today protested through their minis
ters at Athens at the Greek bom
bardment of the Albanian town of
Avalona, on the Adriatic, and the
seizure of the island of Sasene.
FIVE TO HANG IN OREGON.
By United Press.
Salem, Ore., Dec. 7. Invitations
to the quintuple hanging to take
place in the state prison here on Fri
day, December 13, have been issued,
the cards stating that Noble Fauder
and John Taylor will die at 7:30 a.
m., on that date, and that Mike Mor
gan, E Roberts and Frank Gar
rison will die at 11:30.
Many still believe the governor
will be induced to interfere and com
mute the sentence of the men.
SLOAN LOSES THREE FINGERS.
Tom Sloan lost three fingers in a
gasoline engine propelled wood saw
this morning. The team had been
left attached to the wagon and when
it backed up Sloan's fingers were
caught by the saw and the three
outside ones on the right hand were
TURKEY TOOK A FLIER.
Graham and Doran were unloading
live turkeys early this morning and
one succeeded in getting loose. It
flew to the top of a telegraph pole
where a bystander with a .22 blazed
away several times but only damaged
the atmosphere. The turkey finally
flew down to the street where it was
captured after a foot race by a crowd
of some twenty men and boys.
HOW\MSUU T OOTB TAKE.
TMtS NEttSPJPER AND
unpen, ^DOR. COAT KE
MD A PACKA4E WSII
,A W UStt IH HEUUNG
or* LOOK-A* PsersKo
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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 190. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 7, 1912. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
GAYNOR DEFENDS POLICE
Says Uew York Hat Two-Thirds
Proportionate Force and That
They Are Effective.
SAYS WALDO WAS BETRAYED
Gaynor On Graft.
Of the twelve that dipped the sop
with Jesus one betray*4 him. It ia
not at all astonishing" then that
Becker betrayed Waldo.*"*
It would not only be weak but con
temptible in a mayor to sacrifice his
heads of departments when some
I will never set a crook to catch
a crook. My police head must be an
The great sources of graft are en
forcement of the excise law, the law
against gambling and the law against
There are grafters still left in the
police of the old regime and I would
not be surprised if an old time in
spector should yet be caught.
Becker is not a type. If all the
evidence against him is true he is
the most remarkable criminal of a
In enforcement of the excise law
we have cut off graft of $3,900,000 a
To eliminate graft we must reduce
the contact of the force with the
sources of graft name an honest
and incorruptible commissioner, and
let him enforce the laws.
The social evil can never be cured!
All that can be done, is to insist on
outward order and decency.
A sensational clergyman scattered
the social evil all over New York
with resultant scandal to our wives
If Jesus were here do you think
he would print his picture at the
head of a newspaper column and
then print uncharitable things about
Some people think the mayor
should stop every vice and crime at
once. Why all the preachers in the
world have not yet brought about
the observance of the ten command
New York, Dec. 7. The great
Becker-Rosenthal gambling graft
case was analyzed today by Mayor
William J. Gaynor in a special in
terview with the United Press, in
which he pointed out lessons that
rmay be drawn from it by the execu-
Scoop Didn't Fipre On A Woman's Curiosity
As the Time Decreases the
Do Your Shopping Now and
Escape the Crowd.
tives and people of other American
cities Sitting at his desk in the
city hall, in the country's largest
city, the white haired, gray bearded
executive frankly admitted there had
been plenty of graft here and that
some still remains. He insisted how
ever, that it was being gradually
stamped out and defended the rank
and file of the New York police at the
best in the world.
Gaynor insisted that he knew cer
tain old-time police inspectors were
grafters. He would not have been
surprised, he said, if one or more had
been caught in the recent upheaval,
and hopes rather expects some will
yet be landed in the net.
Instead of considering Becker a
type of grafter the mayor declared
the lieutenant was the most remark
able criminal of his day if all that
is charged against him true but
with characteristic forbearance re
fused to deal with this subject at
length because Becker's appeal from
his conviction is still undecided by
the highest court.
The mayor insisted that three
things contributed to graftthe en
forcement of the liquor regulation,
anti-gambling and anti-prostitution
laws. But taking the enforcement of
these out of the hands of the gen
eral run of police and making a squad
under the immediate direction of the
commissioner responsible, the graft
question is solved, he said. The
mayor minced nothing, evaded noth
ing, and made it very plain that, so
far as he is concerned, he believes
that he has solved the problem of
how a city should be run.
lives much longer than
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FEWER FOREST HRES
W. T. Cox, In "The Sorth Woods/'
Says That Acreage Burned Over
Is Smallest In Many Tears.
RAILROAD ENGINES PERILOUS
St. Paul, Dec. 6. According to
"The North Woods," a monthly pub
lished by t^ i ftate forestry bureau,
a total of 33* are* occurred in Mia-
October 31, 1S12. The damage is
estimated .a $23,346.51. 17,479
acres were burned over. The acre
age burned over is the smallest of
any since 1908 when 405,748 acres
of timber were destroyed.
"The greatest danger," as statis
tics show, "says W. T. Coxr head for
ester, is the railroad locomotive. Of
the 334 fires started this year, over
100 weife started by railroads. Brush
burning the second most peril-
The causes of fires, as reported to
the state forester, are shown in the
Burning brush 67
Hunters and campers 27
River drivers 2
"Only three fires of any conse
quence occurred during 1912," the
forester notes. "The worst of these
was in Koochiching county, where
timber .was burned entailing a loss
estimated at $2,500. The second big
fire also was in Koochiching county.
This fire was in the vicinity of Mar
where 200 acres were burned
over. The loss was estimated at $2,-
301 The third fire was in the same
section of the state June 27. It
burned over eighty acres.
"During the past ten years forest
fires have cost Minnesota $3,968,-
418.51, according to statistics. The
fires burned over 1,682,669 acres.
"The forest area of Minnesota is
more than 300 miles wide along the
Northern boundary, and extends 364
miles north and south. There are
approximately 75,000,000,000 feet of
merchantable timber standing.
"The mature timber now standing
in this state has an estimated value
of $975,000,000. This does not take
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AND HEALTH HERE
MM. Wilma Anderson Gilnta, For
merry of lfinnfapolii,
SHE WAS "ALL RUN DOW
Came to the Woods With Her
band, RonghiAf it For a Yea
and is How Well Agaia.
DEER ARE EVER INCREASDFG
W. T. Cox Estimates Annual Surplus
as 5,000 hut Says Moose are
Barely Holding Their Own.
St. Paul, Dec. 7.If women who
are ill will just put on men's khaki
trousers, purchase regulation lum
ber-jack shirts, trade the chorus
girls' high-heeled shoes for woolen
socks and boots, then hunt the woods
and avoid some of the discomforts of
civilization, they will find health,
strength and happiness.
This is the formula presented by
Mrs. Anderson Gillman. of Minneapo
lis, wife of Charley GUman, well
known newspaper man and Boy
Scout worker, at the annual meeting
of the Minnesota State Forestry as
Mrs. Gillman appeared herself, aa
an example of what life in the bis
woods will do for women who hare
become "run down" from life in the
city. Her husband last year picked
out a homestead on Elbow river,^stear
Elbow lake, in Northern Minnesota,
a place, she said that they "hope is
so worthless it will never be improv-
ed." There they built a log home.
with just as few furnishings apt
uack to nature. There, the first
season,Jthey suffered colds and aches
of many sorts. There they H*8*"~
Last summer they covered a 100
mile trip in a canoe in six days. Mr.
Gilman carried a pack that weighed
fifty pounds. Mrs. Gilman carried a
pack that weighed thirty pounds. In
the two bags was sufficient food and
camping outfit to last for two weeks.
Neither was wearied, she said, by the
Makes Good Summer Some.
"Northern Minnesota", Mrs. Oill
man declared, "should be the summer
home for city folks. They do not
realize the chances that are slipping
through their fingers for having
beauty.spots amid some of the most
wonderful scenery of America. Wo
men of this state should go there to
avoid the discomforts of civilisa
"The great trouble with women to
day who attempt to have such sum
mer homes is that they do not try
to avoid just as much housework as
possible. If they will go prepared
to enjoy the big outdoors, live with
nature, sleep in the woods, learn the
use of the compass and, greatest of
all, learn how to dress, they will re
gain lost health and find happiness.'
Elk Will live Here.
W. T. Cox, state forester, talked
on "Forests and Big Game."
The state forester said that in Min
nesota now the 28,000,000 acres of
land in forests. Of this amount, 15,-
000,000 will never be cleared because
it is too rough for agricultural plirr
poses. There are approximately 13,-
000,000 acres, which sooner or later
win give way to the plow. The time
will come, he added, when Minnesota
will .reforest its non-agricultural
areas and the sooner this is done.the
more revenue will accrue to the state.
Then turning to the subject of his
address, Mr. Cox said:
"The fur catch in Minnesota annu
ally net*, about $1,000,000. There are
approximately 60,000 deer in $he
state, 8,000 moose, 200 caribou and
10 elk. The annual increase of djser
is about 40,000 and of moose 4,000.
Of the 40,000 deer born each year,
wolves kill approximately 20,000 and
hunters and poachers 15,000. Of the
moose, wolves kill approximately gpfe
hali of the increase and hunters the
other half. So deer are increasing
while the moose are just about hold
ing their own. The.caribou are found
north of Red Lake, a few in the op
posite corner of the state, and it is
noticed by settlers that they are be
coming more frequent. Moat of them,
however, are coming in from Canada
where they were driven some forty
years ago by fire.
The only elk in the state are
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