SOUTH DAKOTA LAW
MAKERS IN TANGLE
Sterling Should be Republican Sena
tor, But Stumped For Roosevelt
and Action is Resented.
$40,000 NOW IN GAME FUND
Has Accumulated From Sales of Li
censes as No Provision Was Made
For Its Expenditure.
"BLUE SKY" BILL PROPOSED
Is To Be Modeled Along Kansas Lines
State May Vote on Woman
By Vnltad Pri*.
Sioux Falls, S .D Jan. 3The ses
sion of the state legislature which
will convene in South Dakota on
Tuesday, January 7, promises to be
a busy one.
In addition to the election of a
United States senator to succeed
Senator Gamble, whose term expires
March 4 next, a number of important
measures will come up for action.
The legislature will be controlled
by the Republicans, who have a large
majority, the Democratic members in
both houses numbering less than
The game interests of the state
will demand the passage of legisla
tion making a material change in the
present laws for the protection of
game and fish.
The chief feature of legislation de
sired in connection with revised
game laws will be the disposal of
$40,000 which has accumulated in
the state game fund. As the law
now stands there is no way to legally
dispose of this fund. The law fixes
the license fee for hunting deer and
other game, but makes no provision
for using the accumulated fund.
The legislature also will be asked
to enact legislation which will per
mit greater spread for irrigation
projects proposed in the state. Inter
est in adequate irrigation laws cen
ters in western South Dakota, and it
is the members from that section who
will push such legislation.
The educational interests of the
state will ask for the passage of laws
improving the educational system of
the state, and particularly providing
for state aid for centralized high
schools in country districts. These
interests will also ask for a general
Among other proposed measures
which will be introduced early and
come up for action will be*
An adequate compensation act,
which probably will be modeled along
the lines of the Washington law a
"blue sky" act modeled upon the
Kansas blue sky law and act for the
use of prison labor in the construc
tion of good roads through the state,
or providing at least for a change
from the present contract system and
along with that so far as possible
changes in the present road laws of
the state, which are far from satis
A state civil service law also is
proposed and will be given considera
tion in the effort to work out some
thing along this line.
In addition to the above there will
be the usual number of bills intro
duced of minor importance to the
state at large, but of more or less
importance to the communities and
counties which the proposed acts
will be designed to benefit.
An effort also may be made to
have the percentage of signers to pe
titions calling special elections in
cities which are operating under the
commission form of municipal gov
ernment increased, so it will not be
so easy to have special elections
called. The percentage fixed by the
state law under which the commis
sion governed cities now are operat
ing is five per cent, and it is believed
in many quarters that not less than
ten or fifteen per cent of the voters
of a city should be required to sign
a petition before a special election is
Balloting for the election of a
United States senator will begin Jan.
Thomas Sterling, dean of the
law department at the state univer
sity at Vermillion for many years,
was the successful Republican candi
date at the June primaries, defeating
Senator Gamble, the present occu
pant, by a few hundred votes. Since
that time Dean Sterling declared
himself for Roosevelt tor president
an during the campaign made ad
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W00DBRIDGE N. FERRIS.
Dameeratic Qvrnor EUot of
Michigan Taka Office Jan. 1, 1913.
1912, by E Nix.
HERB DORAN CHIEF
Herbert Doran was elected chief
of the Bemidji fire department at the
annual meeting held last night. Mr.
Doran replaces Earl Geil who has
been chief of the department for the
past ten consecutive years. Mr. Geil
is preparing to assume his duties as
county treasurer and has already
severed his connection with the city
Jack Hillabe was elected assistant
chief and Scott Stewart secretary of
The argument in the Moon-Harris
case which Judge Stanton was to
have heard tomorrow has beau post
poned because Senator McCarthy, of
Grand Rapids, one of Mr. Moon's at
torneys, has been called out of the
state by the death of a brother.
HOLMES BOWLS HIGH SCORE
The highest score ever bowled on a
bowling alley in this city was bowled
by Gene Holmes on the Gillette bowl
ing alley a few days ago. After
bowling nine strikes he slipped on
the tenth and made a spare making
a score of 275. The next highest
score was 263 which was bowled by
MANY LADIES ARE BOWLING
Many ladies bowled on the Lemke
and Tepper bowling alleys on Ladies'
day, Dec. 31. On account of the in
terest shown by the ladies the man
agement has decided to hold a ladies'
day once a week. Although a special
day is set aside for the ladies, they
are invited to come at any time but
on January 9, the alleys are reserved
for the ladies.
CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS BOOK.
St. Phillips Catholic church has
begun the publishing of a book each
month, containing about forty-four
pagt Rev. J. T. Phillippi is
editor. The book will print local
church items and general church
news and adds from the local mer
chants. Besides local news the book
will contain Catholic news written
by S. Knoll of Huntington, Ind.,
editor of the Sunday Visitor.
PUBLISHER AND EDITOR JAILED
FOR PRINTING WHAT T. R. SAID
Boise, Idaho, Jan 3 R S Sheri
dan, publisher and C. O Broxon, edi
tor of the Daily Capital News of this
city, were each sentenced to ten days
in jail and fined $500 by the state
supreme court for contempt.
They were charged with having
printed a criticism of the supreme
court uttered by Colonel Theodore
MAY FREE DUMAS
St. Paul, Jan. 3.A movement is
on foot to secure a parole for Dr. D.
F. Dumas, a former mayor of Cass
Lake, convicted of attempted arson,
according to information that has
reached the office of the state fire
marshal. Sam F. Fullerton, deputy,
has been given a copy of a letter cir
culated by a friend of the ex-mayor,
seeking support in the move.
"I believed the effort would he
made soon," Mr. Fullerton said this
morning. "As Dr. Dumas was being
taken to state's prison he said: 'I'll be
on my way to Europe inside of a
LATEST OVER THE WIRES
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 3United
States Senator Jeff Davis died sud
denly at his home here at one o'clock
this morning as the result of an at
tack of apoplexy.
Concord, N. H., Jan. 3.The state
legislature in joint convention last
night elected as governor Samuel D.
Felker, the Democratic candidate at
the last election.
He received 222 votes to 191 for
Franklin Worcester Hollis, Republi
can. Twenty-six Progressives voted
with the Democrats.
THE BATTLESHIP BEARING
REID'S BODY DUE TO DOCK IN
NEW YORK SOME TIME TODAY
By United Praia.
Washington, Jan. 3.The com
mander and officers of the British
battleship Natal, bearing the body
of Ambassador Reid to the United
States, were extended an invitation
today to be the guests of Secretary
of the Navy Meyer on Sunday.
The Natal passed Nantucket Shoals
shortly after 2 a. m. yesterday morn
ing and is expected to dock some
time today. The funeral ship was
met by the battleships North Dakota
AUSTRIAN POLITICIANS BECOME
INVOLVED IN ARGUMENT
IS SETTLED BY A SABRE DUEL
By United Praia.
Buda Pest, Jan. 3.Count Tisza,
president of the lower house of the
Hungarian parliament and Count
Kharoly, leader of the opposition
ists, fought a duel with sabres follow
ing a political quarrel and Count
Kharoly was dangerously injured.
There was a deadlock in the parlia
ment, arising over military matters
dealing with the mobilization of Aus
tria-Hungarian military reservists.
The controversy waxed bitter and
President Tisza and Count Kharoly
became involved in a political argu
There was a challenge. It was ac
Seconds .were chosen and with
pnysicians the men repaired to a
thicket on the outskirts of Buda Pest
and fought it out.
JAMES R. KEENE LYING AT
POINT OF DEATH IN NEW YORK
By United Preaa.
New York, Jan. 3.James R.
Keene, equally famous in Wall street
and on the race tracks, is at the point
of death at a private hospital here.
A delicate abdominal operation had
to be performed and on account of his
advanced age and weakness from a
long illness, the chances for the noted
financier's recovery are considered
To add to his bodily ailments the
news reached him that his valet, who
had been in constant attendance for
many years, had committed suicide.
Foxhall Keene, his son, is.with his
A JOINT INSTALLATION.
The R. H. Carr Post of the G. A. R.
and the Ladies ^of the Circle, will
have a joint installation Saturday at
2 p. m. in the Odd Fellows hall A
full attendance is desired.
Application for Supersedeas Granted
by Federal Judge Anderson Who
Tried the Case.
H0CKIN WILL NQT APPEAL
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 3.After
attorneys for the thirty-three con
victed dynamite conspirators had
withdrawn their application for a
writ of wipersedeas. Federal Judge A..
B. Anderson yesterday 'granted their
prayer for a writ of error.
During the hearing, W. N. Harding
announced that Herbert S. Hockin
would not ask an appeal in his case.
The hearing was brief. The grant
ing of the writ of error means that
the request for a supersedease writ
will be taken to the United States
circuit court of appeals, or one of the
judges of the court.
"Your' honor," interposed Mr.
Harding, one of the defense counsel,
just before the hearing was conclud
ed, "I wish to announce that the de
fendant, Hockin, will not ask an ap
peal in his case. He is satisfied with
the sentence imposed upon him."
"Then he must be the only one,"
said Judge Anderson.
"I am not sure," replied Mr.
Harding. "While I am in no position
to say at this time, there may be
others who will not ask an appeal. As
soon as I learn definitely, I shall no
tify the district attorney."
Hockin, the former secretary-treas
urer of the International Association
of Bridge and Structural Iron Work
ers, who was sentenced to six years
in Leavenworth prison for his part
in the conspiracy, was denounced as
"a double-crosser" and termed the
"Iago of the conspiracy" by the gov
ernment attorney. Hockin did not
take the witness stand, and no de
fense was made for him in the argu
ments by the attorneys, although
District Attorney Miller offered the
lawyers of the defense twenty min
utes of the government's time if one
wished to speak for Hockin.
Enter Prison Routine.
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 3.Their
Bertillon measurements taken and
their assignments to prison work
having been given, yesterday the
thirty-three union men convicted as
dynamite conspirators entered the
routine of prisoners at the federal
penitentiary here. ^Their names are
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You've Got To Hand It To The Parcels Post-It's There
SOME WILL BE DISAPPOINTED
JANUARY CONCERT TONIGHT.
Regular Program to Be Augmented
With Special Solos.
A trombone solo by Oscar Nelson
and a, violin solo by Alden Remfrey,
the director, will be special features
at the band concert to be given in
the city hall this evening. The con
cert will start at eight o'clock and
the program is as follows:
1. March, "The Thriller"
2. "Frolique SansSouci"
3. Trombone Solo, "Gaiety Polka"
4. w'altz, "Reign of Youth"..
5. Rag, "Turkish Towel"
F. -Violin Solo, "Fifth Air Varie"
7. Overture, "The Bridal Rose"
8. March, "The Troopers"....
There will be dancing after the
concert. NO GRAND RAPIDS GAME
Basketball Boys Will Take on Akeley
Team, Which is Due to Arrive
Over Great Northern Tonight.
At nine o'clock this morning the
manager of the Grand Rapids bas
ket ball team phoned to Manager
Ryan of the local quint to state that
they would be unable to play the
game scheduled with Bemidji for
this evening. The local manager
called up Cass Lake but as yet no
team has been organized in that city.
Akeley has a team and if they can
be mustered together will be brought
up on the Great Northern and will
be in plenty of time to dress and
start the^game at 8:30
This is not the first time the Grand
Rapids athletes have backed out at
the last minue as the same thing-oc
curred two years ago during football
season. The boys were dressed and
waiting at the depot when the late
message came. On this occasion a ban
quet hall had been trimmed with the
Grand Rapids colors but the "boys
tore down all but the yellow trim
mings to represent Grand Rapids.
The line-up tonight will be about
the same as the one in the Fosston
There will be a regular meeting of
the Eastern Stars in the Masonic hall
Mrs. Charles Childs of Nymore, iett
Wednesday night for a visit with her
parents in Michigan.
BUSICK JAILED AGAIN
Is Charged This Time With Grand
Larceny in the Second Degree
in West Hotel Case.
HELD ON BAIL OF $1,000
Fred Busick, a young man of -about
twenty-one years, together with his
pal, Steve Rogers, was bound over
to-the ^district court from the muni
cipal court yesterday afternoon on a
charge of grand larceny in the sec
ond degree. Rail of both men was
fixed it $1,000 in default of which
they were jailed. It is alleged that
they were implicated in the robbing
of certain rooms at the West hotel.
Busick was arrested about one
year ago and was given a suspended
sentence by Judge Stanton. Since
then he has been working at the
printing trade in the- shop of the
Pioneer, Marcum Printing company
and Cass Lake Times. He has been
back in Bemidji for some time and
both he and Rogers were arrested
Wednesday night about 2 a. m. by
Officers Denley and Titus.
Busick was identified in jail by a
boy who claimed that Busick was one
of two men who took the boy over
across the tracks several nights ago
and forced him to give up several
dollars in cash. At the point of a re
volver they made the lad return to
the down town district over a differ
ent route than that by which he had
been led away.
It is believed that Busick will not
be tried on the present charge but
will be given the suspended sen
tence. WRESTLERS GO TO THIEF RIVER
Special to The Pionr.
Thief River Falls, Jan. 3.Wrest-
ling enthusiasts of the Northwest are
greatly interest in the coming
match between Leron C. Curtis of
Halstad, and Albert Francis of St.
Paul. These men are in the middle
weight class and are considered to be
as good as any in the game at the
present time. Both~Curtis-and Fran
cis are hoping for a match with the
present champion, Walter Miller, of
Duluth, and the approaching match
will pave the way for a go with Mil
ler. The Curtis-Francis match will
be staged at Thief River Falls on
Tuesday, Jan. 14, and will take place
in the auditorium.
SHOWN IN SHEEP
Commercial Club Appoints Optahlmt-^a
Committee of One to Treat
With the Railroads.
BIG MEETING ON TUESDAY
Division Freight Agent Griffin In
vited to Come Here to Dis
PRESENT BATE IS PROHIBITIVE
Would Cost About Ten Dollars Per
Car to Have Animal* stop Off
Here in Transit.
Active steps will be taken by the
Commercial club, through J. J. Op
sahl as a committee of one, to secure,
if possible, rates from the Great
Northern which will make it possible
for Bemidji to 'become the center of
a summer sheep feeding industry.
This was decided at a special meeting
of the club held yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Ospahl was further instructed
to invite J. H. Griffin, division freight
agent of the Great Northern, to meet
with the club next Tuesday evening,
at which time the matter can be
more thoroughly discussed. Mr.
Griffin was instructed to Investigate
the situation here and report to the
heads of the road.
At the meeting yesterday after
noon it was developed that there are
several tracts of 1,000 acres or more
within fifty miles of Bemidji that
would make first class summer pas
ture for Montana Bheep. These tracts
are largely owned by the big timber
interests of the state and the, most
of them have not even a forty taken
up by settlers. On tracts of* this size
it would not be necessary to construct
fences but the sheep could be herded,
it was said.
Photographs of land uncleared and
the same land after sheep had been
pastured on it were produced and
made a visible impression on the
club members at the meeting. Mr.
Gpsahl also had a map showing by
townships what land has been taken
by settlers and what would be avail
able for sheep feeding.
According to the Polk directory
for 1910, there are 400 sheep rais
ers in Minnesota, North Dakota and
Montana. Of this number, 364 live in
Montana. It is these men who are
now shipping sheep to the killing
pens direct from the Montana ranges
to whom Bemidji will look for ani
mals to be pastured here if desirable
rates can be made.
Bemidji is out of the direct line
for the movement of sheep from the
western ranges to the killing yards
as the main line runs through from
Minot to St. Paul. The Great
Northern already has a stop-over
rate which would apply to Bemidji,
but which business men here believe
is prohibitive. The rate in force is
ten cents per car per mile. It is said
that the haul to South St. Paul via
Bemidji would be about 100 miles
farther than over the main line so
that the additional freight would
amount to near ten dollars per mile.
W. P. Kenney, vice-president of
the road, has written that the move
ment of sheep which are fed in tran
sit is small but that a few thousand
are fed each year in the prairie sec
tions. That the Great Northern is
interested in the proposition is be
lieved to be shown by the activity of
At the Commercial club meeting
luesday night the entire matter will .J
be gone over again more thoroughly
as it is hoped that Mr. Griffin will b^||
able to throw some light on the prop-,^
able attitude of the sheep men. At
that meeting it will also be decided
whetaer or not it is feasible to plan^J
for a house warming when the new
Great Northern depot is finished and
if so, whether or not some Montana
Sheep men shall be invited to meet
with the Commercial -club and^offic
ials of the road at that time.
HELP FOR HOMESTEADERS. I
Washington, D. C, Jan. S.An
amendment to the three-year hom*
stead law, under which settlers in
cut over lands in Minnesota may be
permitted to prove simply "cultiva
tion and residence," is proposed in a
bill introduced yesterday byr
sentative Steeneraon. HUgg
The three-year act provides that
not less than twenty acres shall be
cultivated the first year of residence,
but this is burdensome on the poor
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