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HELD AT PARRIS
Miss Eddy Makes Trip to Take the
Place of Miss Bull On Institute
WILL GO TO KELUHER TONIGHT
Session There Tuesday Afternoon
With Three In Blackdnck On
EIGHT HUNDRED INVITED HERE
Every Farmer In This Vicinity Asked
to Bring Family and Friends
Although neither McLaren of
Wrenshall, nor Miss Margaret Bull of
the University of Minnesota, had ar
rived in Bemidji at noon today, A. E
Nelson left for Farris to hold the first
of a series of institute meetings
which will be given in Bemidji and
vicinity during the coming two
weeks. With him went Miss Beatrice
Eddy, High school instructor in do
mestic science, who will take the
place of Miss Bull on the Farris pro
gram They will return at 3 30
As. Mr. McLaren is commg from
his home, he is expected in Bemidji
this afternoon and Miss Bull will
either come on the same train ox ar
rive at 6 p. o\er the & I. The
party will lea-ve this e\ening for Kel
hher and will lecture at a farmers'
meeting to be held there tomorrow.
Mr. McLaren, who is a member of the
University faculty in the extension
department, is to talk on "Potato
Growing," Miss Bull will talk on
''Housework Simplified," and Mr. Nel
son will make an address on "Dairy-
The meeting at Kelliher will be
held in the city hall at 1 and
those in charge of the arrangements
have made big preparations for a big
crowd. The Commercial club has
sent personal invitations to the farm
ers near Kelliher and have asked
them to bring their wives to hear
Miss Bull. A special dinner will be
served at noon in the Kelliher and
Craig "hotels and the Kelliher Jour
nal is bandling the tickets.
Wednesday morning the party will
go to Blackduek where farmers'
meetings will be held in the morning
and afternoon. In the evening a
third meeting will be held with the
Commercial club. The farmers in
the vicinity of Blackduek are plan
ning to attend the meeting in force
as many of them have heard Mr. Nel
son and have been assured that Mr.
McLaren and Miss Bull are also first
class speakers. The Summit Farmers'
club will bring out nearly its entire
Thursday the party will go to
Northome and Mizpah for meetings
and on Friday they will hold a meet
ing in the consolidated school at Ten
strike in the early afternoon, will
drive to Turtle River for a late after
noon meeting and return to Tenstrike
for an evening meeting. The party
will come to Bemidji Friday night.
As a personal invitation to 800
farmers in the vicinity of Bemidji,
the following postal card was mailed
out last week by Mr. Nelson:
"There will be a Farmers' Institute
at the Bemidji High school on Satur
day, December 14, 1912. The fore
noon session will be called at 10:30
and the afternoon session at 1 m.
There will be a special meeting for
women in the domestic economy room
of the High school at 2:00 p. m.
Yourself, family and friends are in
Mr. Nelson and Mr. McLaren will
each address the morning meeting
which will close in time for a lunch
which will be served in the High
school rooms. This lunch will be
similar to the one served at the meet
ing in October and will give the vis
itors and opportunity of talking mat
ters over informally.
After dinner Mr. McLaren and Mr.
Nelson will make addresses in the
auditorium to which both men and
women are invited but at 2 p. m.
Miss Bull will hold a special meeting
for women in the domestic science
room on the second floor. Mr. Nelson
will probably speak first in the after
noon as he will have to leave early
in order to catch the Red Lake train
The Nebisn meeting will be held
Sunday and Mr. Nelson will take Miss
Eddy and Harold J. Dame with him
as additional speakers. The meeting
(Continued on lMt page).
Sixteen to One!
It Is Sixteen Times as Good to
Shop Today as on Dec. 24.
DO IT NOW
MAY APPOINT THREE
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
By United Press.
Washington, Dec. 9.The appoint
ment of six members of the supreme
court which fell to President Taft in
his administrationan unprecedent
ed privilegewill not be repeated by
president-elect Wilson, but it was fig
ured out today, that he may be en
abled to appoint a third of the tri
bunal of nine members. Aside from
making Edward Douglas White chief
justice, President Taft 'has appointed
within the past two years, Associate
Justices Durton, Hughes, Van Devan
ter, Lamar and Pitney.
A justice of the supreme court is
eligible to retirement after reaching
the age of seventy years and after
having served ten years on the bench.
The three eligible for retirement be
fore the end of the Wilson adminis
tration are Chief Justice White, and
Associate Justices McKenna and
Holmes PLAY OBERAMMERGAU FOR
THE MOVIES IN PALESTINE
By United Press.
Munich, Dec. 9 Disgusted with
the so-called religious productions
ghen at continental moving picture
theatres, representath es of numerous
religious bodies have formed a com
mittee to send the famous Oberam
mergau passion players to perform
before biogiraph cameras Pales
tine. The organizers are not con
nected with any moving picture syn
dicate, and the films will be shown
only in church halls and meeting
houses, in which the committee are
satisfied there will be a reverent and
The pope has expressed his approv
al of the work and has granted a spe
cial dispensation It is intended to
represent all the Old Testament
stories possible, including it is hoped,
the passage of the Israelites through
the Red Sea Besides the Oberam
ergau players the organizers will
take a large number of actors, main
ly French, and they wall recruit their
crowds" in Palestine.
GRAND THEATRE IS SOLD.
Ole Anderson has disposed of his
interest in the Grand theatre to Mar
ion Hazen and John Ford The
Grand was opened in the spring by
Rood and Anderson but Mr. Ander
son took over Andrew Rood's interest
a few weeks ago Mr. Ford has been
active charge of the Grand for
some time and the policy of the house
will not be greatly changed.
NEW PHONE LINE COMPLETED.
Tiie Scandia Telephone company
has completed nine miles of line from
the corner of Section 14, town of Be
midji, into this cit\ The instru
ments came todaj and the line will
be in operation before the end of the
week. Officers were elected as fol
lows Rode, president, John
Croon, secretary, Ole Gennes. treas
The honeymoon is on the wane
when hubby quits taking wifie every
where he goes.
Gf^i^^\D THE CUB
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 191. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 9, 1912.
WILL GREAT NORTHERN
MOVE DIVISION POINT?
Rumor at Crookston Last Week Said
Cass lake Was to Lose Termin
als to Bemidji.
According to a rumor which was
circulated last week ait the develop
ment meeting in Crookston, Bemidji
is to be made the division point on
tine Duluth-Grand Forks line of the
Great Northern railroad. The divi
sion point at the present time is at
Cass Lake although the Sauk Center
Minneapolis train starts and ends
It is said that this change is to be
made because under the present ar
rangements trains cannot be hauled
from Duluth to Grand Forks in two
runs of eight hours each. The growth
of the country and increase in traffic
makes a longer time necessary for
the trip. It has been decided then,
according to the rumor, to make a
new division point at Swan River
and to move -the Cass Lake yards to
Bemidji so that the Duluth-Grand
Forks trip can be made in three runs.
A state law provides that railway
men cannot work more than eight
hours on one run.
Asked if he knew of the proposed
change, E. E. Chamberlain, Bemidj
agent of the company, said that it
wa" news to him.
MAIL IS CLOSED
Mail received in the Bemidji post
office up to the time the Minneapolis
mail closes tonight may catch the
Atlantic ocean mail boats in time for
Christmas delivery in foreign coun
tries. Mail left in the postoffice to
morrow will miss the last sailings
and will not be delivered before
Christmas The Christmas mail for
England, Ireland, France, Germany,
Russian and Scandinavian countries
will close in Minneapolis tomorrow
and the^fcast Beniidjfr^injiil which will
catch th^t. closing wHl leave" tonight.
GEMMELL SAYS BEMIDJI
BUSINESS DOES NOT WAR
RANT EXTRA SLEEPER
Asked Friday if Bemidji was to get
a sleeper, W. H. Gemmell, general
manager of the M. & I., said that the
present business did not warrant it
and that it would not be good busi
ness for the railroad to go to the ad
ditional expense until the business
It was suggested to Mr. Gemmell
that a sleeper spotted in the Bemidji
yards would work up business that
the railroad is now losing but he re
fused admit the proposition. He
said that the railroad did not see fit
to give the service until the business
warranted such a change.
Mr. Gemmell attended the meeting
of the Northern Minnesota Develop
ment assocition in Crookston mak
ing the trip in his special car. He
returned to Brainerd directly and al
lowed the delegation from Interna
tional Falls to use his car to make the
POPULAR PRIMARIES FOR
POSTMASTERS IS PROPOSED
By United Press.
Washington, Dec. 9.Popular pri
maries to determine the choice of col
lectors of internal revenue, postmas
ters, marshalls and surveyors, is the
latest plan of the Democrats when
the December session of congress con
venes. Democratic congressmen who
are besieged with requests for such
appointments believe this plan will
save them from political obliteration
at the hands of disappointed office
seekers in subsequent elections.
The new scheme is advocated by
Representatives Humphrey of Missis
sippi and Beal of Texas There is
strenuous opposition and a lively de
bate is already under way. Repre
sentative Robert L. Henry of Texas
is an opponent of the plan.
WANT NORM SCHOOL
Effort Will Be Made to Have State
Legislature Appropriate For
One In This Section.
NO SITE NAMED IN" THE BILL
An active effort will be made in
the state legislature during the com
ing year to have an appropriation
made for a state normal school to be
located somewhere in Neffchtrn Min
nesota. Such an effort was made four
years ago, but both Cass Lake and Be
midji were after the school and the
bitter feeling wrought up at that
time has left a bad taste in many
The bill, as it has been planned so
far, will call for the establishment of
a normal school in Northern Minne
sota but no location will be named.
This will be left to the state normal
school board for decision so that all
of Northern Minnesota may be united
in securing the school with the bit
terness left out.
A conference of Bemidji men and
others interested in the school was
held with D. P. O'Neill of Thief Riv
er Falls, at Crookston last week. Mr.
O'Neill stated emphatically that he
considered such a school necessary in
this part of the state but that he
would favor no bill which called for
any particular site. "I will favor a
general normal school bill," he said,
"but do not care to have the old
trouble stirred up again."
State normal schools to which
young people from this section of the
state may go are located at Moor
head, St. Cloud and Duluth. The Du
luth school does not consider Bemidji
in its district so that local students
can go eitheT to St. Cloud or Moor
head. The majority have been going
to Moorhead. These normal schools
are all crowded to capacity and in
some cases overcrowded.
Because of the distance, many
young people from this part of the
state are forced to forego a normal
school training and take what they
can get in the high schools. High
school normal departments are limit
ed to twenty students but high
schools in this part of the state nave
had to violate the pro\ision repeated
ly in order that their teachers can
have any training at all. "A normal
school is needed," said Mr. O'Neill,
"and we will do all we can to have
an appropriation made
Mr. O'Neill appeared to believe that
it was quite possible to have the leg
(Continued on last page).
You Could Hardly Blame The City Editor
"Maid of 1913 Should Be Curveless."
HEADQUARTERS IN BEMIDJI
ARTHUK G. WEDGE, JR.,
Treasurer-elect of the N. M. D. A.
The action of the Xorthe-rn Minnesota Development associa-
tion in making Bemidji the official headquarters is gratifying
to the men here who have labored long in the interests of the as-
sociation. The association was formed in Bemidji in Februarv
1010, and will be nearly four years old when it holds the annual
meeting here in December, 1913. The making of Bemidji the
headquarters also recognizes the fact that Bemidji is the most
central city of the country of the association.
W. R. Mackenzie has again been elected secretary of the as-
sociation and will be appointed secretary of the Immigration
Commission which carries on the immigration work of the as-
sociation. It was Mr. Mackenzie that first had the idea of such
an association and it is fitting and right that he should be kept
at the helm. Incidentally, he is a Bemidji man and that fact
also brings this city into the limelight.
The promotion of A. G. Wedge, Jr., from treasurer of the Im-
migration Commission to treasurer of the entire association and
commission brings a second Bemidji man into official promi-
nence. Walter J. Smith, state treasurer, was formerly treasurer
of the association. Mr. Wedge's interest and activity in behalf
of the association and the commission won attention and ad-
miration from the association so that he was the unanimous
choice of the convention.
With Messrs. Mackenzie and Wedge holding the most active
offices in the association and this city as the host for the nex*
big meeting, Bemidji should occupy a big place in Northern
Minnesota activity during the coming twelve months.
TANNER WINS TWO RACES.
Lloyd Tanner won a roller skating
race Saturday evening at the Armory
by defeating a large field in twenty
laps Tanner repeated the perform
ance Sunday afternoon. Arthur Rem
frey won a feature race in which he
skated th entire distance backwards.
G. A. R. ELECTS OFFICERS.
R. Carr Post No. 174, G. A R.,
elected the following officers Satur
day evening: Commander, L. G. Pen
dergast S. V. C, J. M. Phillipi J.
V. C, G. P. Irish Quartermaster, I Saturday.
William Schroeder Chaplain, George
Smith Surgeon. C. A. Farris Officer
of the Day, Minton 'Officer of
the Guard, C. A. Cross Adjutant,
M. Fuller. George Smith was elected
delegate and LT G. Pendergast altern
ate to the next state convention
The firm of Schwandt and Marin
has dissolved partnership and in the
future the business will be conducted
by Mr. Schwandt individually, ac
cording to an announcement made
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
RED CROSS SEALS
ARE NOW ON SALE
Familiar Christmas Stickers. Have
Been Placed in Several Bemidji
MONEY FINANCES BIO FIGHT
Is Used in Waging War on Tnberculo
sis to Wipe It Out and to
FIRST STABTED BT JACOB BUS
Received Letter From Norway With
Charity Stamp On Back and
Advocated Flan Here.
Red Cross Christmaa seals have
been placed on sale in Bemidji
stores for the last time. These little
stickers, which have been a familiar
sight on the back of Christmas let
ters for several years, are not to be
used after 1912. The seals sell for
one cent each and the money derived
from the sale goes to a fund used
for the stamping out of consumption
in the state. Seals may be obtained
at Barker's, Netzer's and the City
drug stores, Peterson's and Aber
crombie's, Henry Miller's grocery
store and the Pioneer shop.
Red Cross seals visualize the spirit
of Christmas but why they should be
bought may be answered most effect
ively in the words oif a twelve-year
old boy in the Duluth schools, who
gave the following as his reason in
a composition on this subject:
"The reason I put Red Cross seals
on my Christmas gifts is because
every seal I use counts one cent to
ward stamping out tuberculosis in
the city and for the maintenance ef
hospitals for that purpose. The seals
are also used to raise- funds to--teach
people the value of fresh air. An
other reason I buy them is because
my father died of tuberculosis and I
buy them so that other little boys
and girls won't lose their father asr
I did. Another reason is that if I
am ever threatened with tuberculo
sis the doctors will have a fund to try
to prevent it."
"How did the Red Cross Christmas
seal originate?" is a question that is
being asked by many during this
holiday season. Millions of these
stickers are being sold all over the
United States. To Jacob Riis, the
well-known social worker of New
York, and to Miss Emily P. Bissell,
the energetic secretary of the Dela
ware Red Cross, jointly belong the
honor of originating our American
Red Cross Christmas seal.
In 1906 Mr. Riis' interest was
aroused by the receipt of a Christmas
tuberculosis stamp on a letter from
Norway. He published an article
about this queer-looking stamp and
suggested some possible uses for it
in this country. Miss Bissell at once
saw an opportunity here and pre
pared a stamp, from the sale of
which her society realized $3,000 for
tuberculosis work. So impressed was
she with this success that she indu
ced the American Red Cross to take
up the sale in 1908 on a national
With very little organization and
with hardly any attempt at careful
advertising, the sale that year
brought in, nevertheless, over $135,-
000 for anti-tuberculosis work in va
rious parts of the United States. In
1909, with more thorough organisa
tion, the sale was increased to $230,
000 and in 1910 to nearly $310,000.
Last year the sale was increased to
over $330,000 or 33,000,000 seals.
While the American Red Cross
seal dates back only four years,
"charity stamps," from which this
idea originally sprung, go back to
1862, when "sanitary fair stamps"
were first used in Boston to secure
money for the care of soldiers
wounded during the civil war. Near
ly $1,000,000 was raised in this way
during the years 1862 to 1865. After
the war this method of raising mon
ey was discontinued in this country
for a generation, although it found
vogue in Portugal, Switzerland, Aus
tria, France, Spain, Denmark, Nor
way, Russia, Sweden and other Euro
pean countries. There are now
hundreds of different types of charity
stamps used in all parts of the world,
as many as forty being used in Aus
tria for children's hospitals alone.
Stamps or seals were first used to
get money for the anti-tuberculosis
crusade in Norway and Sweden in
1904. It was from one of these
stamps that Jacob Riis and Miss Bis
sell received their first ideas for toe
American Red Cross Oristmas seal.
The stamps can be placed on the
backs of packages and letters only.