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KABQ1P J. PA3TB, Editor.
Some cold this morning, eh? Yaws!
We Do Not Agree.
This paper does not agree with
President Vincent of the University
of Minnesota when he says that the
University should be made the center
of Scandinavian study in the United
States. Without a doubt Minnesota
would be more suited to the location
than any other state but even with
that in its favor the University
should not center itself on this one
The main trouble is that the Scan
dinavians of Minnesota are trying to
get away from the fact that they are
Scandinavians and become thorough
American citizens. They are spend
ing their time studying American
life, literature and habits. They are
already familiar with their own
countries as their percentage of liter
acy is high.
The third and fourth generation
Scandinavian students do not show
the interest in the literature of their
fathers that they do in the literature
of such countries as Germany and
Prance. Furthermore, students who
uave no Scandinavian blood in them
are not at all interested in studying
the language and literature of those
countriesespecially when such lit
erature is not as rich as that of some
pf the older countries of Europe.
The great need of the students of
our modern schools is more work in
rhetoric. English literature they
hafe in plenty, but the collegiate
work in rhetoric is confined to the
compulsory freshman year. It is a well
known fact that both high school and
college graduates are not habitually
correct in their grammar nor have
they an accurate knowledge of the
fine distinctions between different
words of similar meanings.
It is a worthy ambition to have the
University the center of some sort of
learningto have it stand first in
that line in the country, but Presi
dent Vincent has unfortunately chos
en the wrong subject. If a language,
let it be the center of English learn
ing. Personally, we believe that to
make it the center of one of the
sciences would be best.
Special Article on the Canal.
Tomorrow night the Pioneer will
print a special article on the Panama
Canal. It was written by the United
Press correspondent who accompan
ied President Taft on his recent visit
to the canal and is an accurate survey
of the work at the present stage. The
canal will be completed this year and
will be the talk of the world. You
can't afford to miss this special arti
cle Tuesday night.
Country Store a Success.
A letter from D. A. Whiting, man
ager of the Farmers' Mercantile com
pany in the town of Northern, throws
some interesting light on the subject
of co-operative stores in small farm
communities. Following is the let
"The annual meeting of the Farm!
ers' Mercantile company, located on
Section 7, town of Northern, was held
at the store Friday, January 3, 1913.
"The store was organized in 1910
to run for a period of three years. The
also to raise the value of the shares
from $10 to $25. There are now
fourteen shareholders in the com
pany. The company also made ar
rangements for a loan of $300 from
one of the members, so that the work
ing capital is now $650.
"The sales for the past year
amounted to almost $3,0Q0 and have
resulted in an average, saving of
twenty per cent to the members on
their purchases. The accrued profits
for the three years, when divided,
averaged a ninety per cent dividend
to each member on the money in-
T^farnjers are well pleased wftn
their, experiment in co-operation and
are determined to make the store a
greater success this year,
"Sincerely, I A
A. WHITINtS, Manager.
Bead With Pleasure, ft"!
The following editorial is taken
from the International Falls Press
and was written by Editor Watson.
He refers to Editor Montgomery of
the Daily Journal. It is a real pleas
ure to read an editorial of this kind.
Usually the two papers of any town,
are scrapping back and forth and the
absence of one editor is taken by the
other to mean opportunity for more
unkind things: r"
"Editor C, B. Montgomery of The
Daily Journal and Weekly Echo is
spending a few days well earned Va
cation in the twin, cities. No man
has attended more strictly to his own
term having expired this year, it washereby urged to place all state lands, not used for public pur-
The Northern Minnesota Development Association embrac-
ing thirty counties of Northern Minnesota which have become
and remain active, integral parts of said association in its
seventh convention assembled at Crookston, Minnesota, on De-
cember 5th and 6th, 1912, viewing with satisfaction the accom-
plishments of the past and hopeful of even greater achievements
in the future, and gratefully acknowledging the assistance and
generous support received from the general public, in the carry-
ing into effect the aims and purposes of this association and real-
izing that the earnest efforts thus far made and the results al-
ready attained have won the confidence of the public, to be
retained by continued active, aggressive, progressive work along
broad and as far as may be, non-sectional lines, do hereby adopt
the following resolutions:
We again request, reiterate and reaffirm our demand for a
just, fair and suitable reapportionment law, a law that will not
discriminate in favor of certain portions of the state against
other localities, and to be based on population alone as provided
by the constitution.
We endorse and commend the efforts of those members of
the legislature who faithfully and conscientuously labored at
all times for a fair reapportionment bill during both-the last
regular and special sessions of the legislature.
We earnestly request all members of this association to urge
upon their representatives and senators the importance of early
consideration and passage at the next session of the legislature
of a reapportionment law meeting these just demands.
We recommend the continuance of the reclamation of state
lauds as begun by the Reclamati6n Board created by the 1911
legislature but on a larger scale and recommend the development
of at least forty tracts on the community plan, that is, that they
be contiguous tracts, recognizing the fact that in this way it will
be practicable to provide roads, schools and markets accessible
to the community to be formed. We recommend that/provision
be made for an experiment or demonstration farm operated by
the state in or near the center of these tracts. We further rec-
ommend that provisions be made to enable the reclamation board
to employ a competent man to superintend the work.
DISPOSAL OP COUNTY BONDS
RESOLVED, That in order to broaden the market and facil-
itate the disposal of internal improvement bonds, that the legis-
lature be appealed too, to propose a constitutional amendment,
placing the credit of the state behind County bonds issued for
the payment of state roads built according to law.
GOOD SEED RESOLUTION.
We recommend legislation governing the sale of seeds in
the state. That all seeds sold shall %e true to name and free
from foul matter such as weed or other seeds, unless otherwise
specified on paekage in which they are contained.
WHEREAS the work of the Immigration Commission dur-
ing the past year has been such as to make itself felt throughout
the northern part of this state as shown by increased immigra-
tion resulting in great numbers of permanent settlers, good and
RESOLVED, That the work of the said Immigration Com-
mission be hereby commended and approved, and we earnestly
urge that the valuable and efficient work be continued and ex-
tended so far as the funds available for such purpose shall per-
WHEREAS, Many schools in the Northern part of this
state are maintained ouly three months out of the year becanse
of the lack of funds for their support and
WHEREAS, the state holds 2,381,640 acres of state lands,
much of which lies in these'districts and others that are over
WHEREAS, the state bears no share of its burden of taxa-
tion and the state lands are not being used by the state for pub-
lic purposes, but are held for speculation,
RESOLVED, That the State Tax Commission be and is
business and "worked at it more con
sistently and conscientiously -than he
has done. He came to this city when
It was nothing more than a little
hamlet on th'e rocks||*jand without
murmur or complaint he has contin
ued to battle with all the trials and
hardships that only ^a pioneer editor
can experience, but he has at all
times, stuck manfully to his post
and little by little has has been gain
ing ground until he is now the justly
proud owner of. the best newspaper
and job shop in Northern Minnesota.
May he enjoy his vacation and re
turn at its close to many years of full
prosperity to which he is justly en
titledir Hei is an all around good fel
low and helpful contemporary."
Words of a True Patriot.
Pity me not. I am happier than
you for I am fighting to be
the taxing districts in which SUCh
provideanbamounfor law omitted
property thae they appropriateisat once equivalent
to the school tax that would be paid if such lands were on the
tax list and owned by actual settlers, such appropriation to be
distributed according to the acreage of state lands in the town-
ship, and that the state require that eight months school be
held in all schools drawing this aid. .*?$
We would further recommend that all school boards or
boards of education be required to provide each child proper
means of attending school either by furnishing transportation
or if necessary with room and board. 3a,"~ "*vo.village
WHEREAS The Minnesota Agricultural High Schools have
been such an unqualified success, and i
WHEREAS, Only thirty of these schools at the present time
receive the $2,500.00 under the Putnam Act the,balance receiv-
ing |1,000.00 under the Lee Benson Act,
BESOLVEDr That we recommend to the legislature an
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PI0NEEI
IOW A MAHJTUC*, *&&
m* f^wmt PITCHF0BX
A farmer living in the Northern
part oi Iowa stuck himself in the leg
with a v.tahfork. The'wound would
not heal and for two years he had a
running sore. He tried all the com
mon salves and liniments and some
times the sore would heal, but It al
ways broke open Again. Finally he
healed it up to stay healed with
Allen's Ulcerlne Salve.
This salve is one of the oldest rem
edies in America and since 1869 it
has been known as the only salve
powerful enough to cure chronic ul
cers and old sores of long standing.
Allen's Ulcerlne Salve acts by
drawing out the poisons and healing
the sore from the bottom up. It is so
powerful that it heals new cuts and
sores in one-third the time that com
mon salves and liniments take. And
it heals burns and scalds without a
scar. Sold at Barker's Drug Store.
What a Father Wrote.
remember, I remember, the house I was
The little window where my son rwme
creeping in at morn.
Resolutions Adopted at the Third Annua of the
NorthernMinnesota Development Association held at
Crookston Dec 5 and 6,1912
amendment to the Putnam Act so that state aid may be had by
any school that maintains a department O Agriculture or man-
ual training or home economics in an apportionate amount if the
work conforms to the standard set by the State High School
RESOLVED, That we urge the consolidation of rural
schools under the Holmberg Act wherever practical as we be-
lieve these rural schools promote the best possible actual educa-
tional advantages for the boys and girls of the farmers,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That County Superintend-
ents of schools use their best endeavor to encourage consolida-
tion of rural school districts.
PUBLIC DOMAIN AND AGRICULTURE.
RESOLVED, That we heartily endorse in substance the
Public Domain bill introduced in the legislature by Representa-
tive Kneeland at the last regular session and also recommend,
the submission of an appropriate constitutional amendment to
enable the legislature to provide a by-law for sale and appraisal
of State lands and the methods of such sale and appraisal.
RESOLVED, That in the interest of economy and higher
business and administrative efficiency, there should be created
in Minnesota, a.State Department of Agriculture, under an
expert and responsible head, in which should be consolidated
as divisions, departments or bureaus, all the present State
Boards, Bureaus, Commissions, or other bodies having to do
with agriculture, that such department should be placed on a
strict civil service basis and should include
A bureau of Statistics
A bureau of Animal Industry
A bureau of Agricultural Law and Law Enforce
A bureau of Nursery Inspection
A bureau of Soils, Tests and Analysis
A bureau of State and County Fairs
A bureau of Seed, Feed and Fertilizer Inspection
As new division of public works that present departments and
bureaus be continued, but under new grouping providing that
such department shall consist of division, each in charge of a
responsible chief, reporting to and responsible to the Depart-
ment head or commissioner, and
BE IT RESOLVED, Further that in the selection of each
Department head or commissioner, ability, efficiency and pro-
fessional standing of the highest character should be insisted
upon, that tenure in office should be based on results produced,
and that salary should be such as to attract a head,or commis-
sioner of the highest type.
RESOLVED, That the legislature provide at once for re-
cohnoissance agricultural soil classification under the supervi-
sion and direction of the College of Agriculture of the State
University covering the topography and general soil character-
istics of the state, in order that there may be available at the
earliest possible time official data for state departments and
prospective settlers, providing an accurate classification of soils
and knowledge of soil conditions in every Minnesota township.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That such survey is necessary in
order to provide this state with facts such as already made avail-
able by similar surveys in Wisconsin, North Dakota and Iowa.
We submit that the policy of the state government in the
investing of state funds in the bonds of foreign states bearing a
low.rate of interst when such funds are needed for the proper
development of our own state is not in the interest of the people
of Minnesota and we urge upon our senators and representatives
the passage of such legislation, as will keep these funds within
our state and will permit of their use in the opening up arid
drainage of state lands, the construction of necessary highways
and the further development of our consolidated schools.
The present system of assessment of property for the pur-
pose of taxation, by township assessors, is unequal and unjust,
and in the opinion of your committee this injustice can largely
be remedied by abolishing the office of township assessor and
providing for a county assessor in each county.
We, therefore recommend the passage of a law at the ensu-
ing session of the legislature providing for the "election of a coun-
ty assessor in each county, defining his duties, and abolishing the
present system of assessment by township assessors.
commend and compliment the voters in all parts of the
state who supported the constitutional amendment empowering,
the legislature to levy a one mill tax for road improvements,
and we are proud to know that this amendment carried by a good
majority.:,We recommend that the legislature at its next ses-
sion pass a law that will put into.the fullest force and effect the
provisions of this amendment to the constitution.
X,v We recommend the passage of a law making all poll and road
tax payable in cash only, to be collected the same as other taxes
and credited to^the^oad and bridge fund of the proper city,
or town.l'^ ^A^.
Si W^!K! ITASCA STATE PARK. :#|g
il^JSwe further recommend that immediate steps be taken by the
legislature to preserve to the people of the state and nation the
remaining standing timber owned by lumber companies within
beautiful and historic Itasca State Pari?,.
A very smooth photographer.
Who does a' lot of Ms,
Hakes nearly every girl he "take**
lfore. lovely than she Is.
Honest, and Didn't Know It.
"What's the matter here?" asked
the customer after apples. "There
are no big apples on the top of this
tarrel?" Jfi W SA- i?f-
"I'll teir you about that/' replied
the dealer "when I got the barrel
backed with small apples there wasn't
any room on the top for any bis
BaconA theater manager of Ten
tsvar, Hungary^ sells his tickets ao*
:ording to the stature of the purchas-
r. Thus, short and" medium-sized
ersons are seated in front of the tall*
members of the audience.
EgbertThis seems to be another
blow at the bald-headed gentlemen.
PX&SS emeu nr TO DAYS
Tour druggist will refund, money if
PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure any case
of Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding
Piles in 6 to 14 days. 60c.
1 St AU0HDAY, JAOTAET 0, 1013.
When You Want Something
l:J$? Particulary Nice^
Yon can always dep^d uj#ri KC not to
Ksafiboin you. JThe double raise nukes
|l doubly certain-nothing is left to "luck." If the
batter is a little thin, will raise it Kght and
feadieryland it will be all the better. Jarring the
stove or turning the pan around makes no differ-
enceK sustains jhe. r#be, unhl baked.
When thereof birthday or wedding cake
to bake, or refreshments for reception or party
to provide, take, rio chances
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ROADS FOR SETTLERS.
We reaffirm our position heretofore taken in reference to
the immediate extension of the roads in Northern Minnesota
to permit of the transportation of the -children of the settlers
to and from the consolidated schools and to make it safe and
possible for the settlers who are now on'the land and who may
hereafter be induced to settle in Northern Minnesota to remain
in safety in their homes and to enable them to reach the settle-
ments where they may obtain proper care of physicians and to
enable them to obtain and transport foodstuffs at reasonable
LICENSING REAL ESTATE BROKERS.
Declaring that abuses have grown up in the business of selk
ing farm and city lands, the association favors the licensing by
a central authority or board of all dealers, with a suitable bond
to be furnished by the licensee, the elimination of the irrespons-
ible and pernicious curbstone operators to be secured thereby.
ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY.
We recommend the passage of a law permitting County
Commissioners to appropriate an amount not exceeding .five
cents per capita for aiding properly organized development asso-
We recommend the passage of laws allowing County Com-
missioners to appropriate any amount up to $1,000.00 annually
for the purpose of employing a county agricultural instructor.
We take pardonable pride in the work of the State Forestry
service and bespeak for it from the legislature further legislation
to increase its efficiency as recommended by the State Forestry
STATE FAIR DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED, That this association deems it for the
best interests of the entire state, that the date of the state fair be
changed to the second or third Monday in September and that
the Agriculture Fair Committee continue its efforts for such
STATE FAIR BUILDING.
RESOLVED, That we recommend to the legislature the ap-
propriation of a liberal amount for an agricultural exhibitors'
building at the state fair grounds at Hamline. This building to
be used for a land show and other large meetings in the interest
of the state development and for a permanent museum of the
state's agricultural resources.
Paying that just tribute to woman, who, since the landing
of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock, has been the brave, patient
and self sacrificing factor in the pioneer development ~of our
fair land as well as the potent influence in all that means good
for the human race, this association places itself on record as
favoring the equality of the sexes at the ballot box.
VOTE OF THANKS.
We fully appreciate the work of all of the officers of this
Association during the past year and wish to commend them
upon the very effective work they have accomplished, especially
the President and Secretary, much of which was done under
many disadvantages and discouragements and we extend to
them, on behalf of this Association and each of them, a sincere
vote of thanks.
Appreciating the services of our competent and energetic
secretary, W. R. Mackenzie, we wish to go on record as tender-
ing him this expression of confidence and approval. And we
further wish to endorse the work of both Mr. Mackenzie and
Mr. A. G. Wedge, Jr., treasurer of our immigration commission.
Both have rendered excellent service to the state at large as
well as to the territory immediately covered by this organization.
RESOLVED, That the sincere thanks of this Association
be and are hereby tendered to all the citizens of the Queen City
of the Red River Valley, and especially to the reception com-
mittee headed by Mr. J. P. Foote, whose untiring efforts, aided by
his assistants were directed at all times toward the care, comfort
and pleasure of the delegates, not forgetting the Elks, whose
warm brotherly love was at all times in evidence and who so
generously kept open house for the members in their beautiful
home in this city, recognizing with equal gratification the pleas-
urable entertainments afforded the members, at the Northwest
Experimental Farm, and acknowledging the honor done the
association by the presence of James J. Hill and Dr. Vincent, G.
G. Hartley, and F. B. Snyder, whose addresses were so edifying!
In fact the thanks of the association extends and covers all who
have contributed to make our time pleasant and our meeting a
RESOLUTION COMMITTEE,' J1^
Issued from the office of tie Secretaray^
09 South Third St, /*v
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