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GREA NORTHER N
Agent Chamberlain and Grew Will
Move Saturday and Be Heady
For Business After Noon.
MAY CELEBRATE ON THURSDAY
January 1$ Selected as the Tentative
Bate For the Reception for
the Road's Officials.
J. J. HILL HAS A BAD COLD
May Be Unable to AttendGovernor
Eberhart and President Vincent
to Be Invited.
"The new depot will be In use aft
er the noon train Saturday."
The above statement was made by
Mr. Chamberlain, agent of the
Great Northern in Bemidji, at noon
today, Mr. Chamberlain continued:
"The interior is practically finished
now and about all that remains to
be done is to clean up. We will
start moving in Saturday morning
and expect to be in full possession
Boon after the east bound train at
Thursday January 16 is the tenta
tive date for the celebration which
will mark the completion of the
building. T. J. Burke, chairman of
the entertainment committee of the
Commercial club, talked with J. J.
Hill on the phone this morning and
Mr. Hill said that any time between
now and the twentieth would be
best for the road officials.
"I have a bad cold," said Mr. Hill,
"and may be unable to be present,
but the road will be represented by
offlcialB from St. Paul." The invita
tion sent by the Commercial club
includes the high officials of the road
who have their headquarters in St.
Until a definite date has been set
for the opening of the depot, invita
tions will not be sent to others, il
is planned to ask Governor Eber
hart and President Vincent, of the
state University, to come at that
time and to have a banquet for the
visitors. The entertainment commit
tee is planning additional features.
Ray Murphy was on a train with
Governor Eberrart a few weeks ago
and the governor said that he expect
d to be in Bemidji when the depot
The new station is 217 feet long
and is surrounded with a brick walk
which extends twenty-four feet on
the south side to the passenger
tracks. The interior is of red vitri
fied brick with sandstone trimmings
md green woodwork. The floor plan
is similar to that of the Union sta
tion. The ladies' room is in the west
end and is connected with the men's
room by a swinging door. The
ticket office is located about in the
center with windows in each room.
It has a small projection which will
give a view both waya on the track.
The baggage rooms, freight and
express rooms are in the east end of
the building. Each waiting room
contains settees and in the ladies
room are several rockers. The old
depot is to be removed, it is under
stood, and the site used for a park.
All wires will go into the new struc
ture from the rear so that there will
be nothing to jar the estheic eye. The
completed structure will have cost
the Great Northern close to $40,000.
CASS LAKE RUSSIANS HIRE
XOLL TO TEACH THEM ENGLISH
Special to Th Pioneer.
Cass Lake, Jan. 9.The Cass Lake
colony of Russians who are unable to
speak the English language are de
sirous of acquiring it and have band
ed together and engaged an instruc
tor to assist them. The school starts
out with an enrollment of fifteen but
It is expected the number will be in
creased to thirty. The board of edu
cation has granted them the free use
of the South Side School house, and
M. N. Koll has consented to instruct
them in the rudiments of acquiring
their new language. Later on it is
exper ted they will engage a professor
from the high school, when they get
tar enough along to be able to under
I Scholars range in age from nine
teen to fifty-three, fathers and sons
included, and it is expected that
wives and sisters will, also attend
THOMAS H. BARRY
Major General Who May Suooeed
General Wood Chief of 8taff.
1912, by American Press Association,
LOUD MAKES FIRST
H. J. Loud, an attorney of
Bemidji, is the first candidate
to announce that he will run
for any municipal office at the
coming election. Mr. Loud's
announcement appears on an
other page of this issue. He is
a candidate for municipal
NEW BANE A HTTLEFOBK.
Littlefork, Minn., Jan. 9Another
bank is to be established in Little
fork. Differences are said to have
arisen among the officers of the pres
ent First tSate bank, the result of
which means Cashier Muus will be
come affiliated with the new institu
The new bank will be styled the
Farmer's State bank, and its first in
corporators are L. A. Swanson, A. T.
Scarlett, Abe Olson, John Vander
valk, T. J. Johnson and Nils Muus.
Same sixty subscribers, other than as
above named, have taken stock, the
list including a large and substantial
portion of the community.
BOARD STANDS PAT.
Minneapolis, Jan. 9.Declaring
that the Minneapolis board of educa
tion is not introducing into the
schools the round dance as part of
the educational system when it sanc
tions dancing parties in the high
schools under proper supervision, the
board, through President Elwell, has
issued a statement to the committee
of ministers which has led in the
fight against school dances. Tne
statement says the board has not been
fit to reconsider its action, that the
order allowing school dances was not
tanen until after full consideration
and that its ruling of Feb. 13, 1912,
prohibiting social dances in school
buildings still holds good.
MISS EDDY MAKES CANDY.
Miss Beatrice Eddy, instructor of
domestic science in the Bemidji
schools, gave the students of the
High school a demonstration in
candy maxing. Each student was
permitted to sample the candy and
they are looking: forward to a simil
ar demonstration in'the near future.
O'LEARY AND BOWSER BUSY.
Carpenters are busy remodeling
the interior of the O'Leary and Bow
ser building and painting the front
of tne store.
HVOLUME 10. NUMBER 216. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 1913.
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COUNTY PRINTING LET.
The board of county comtnis- -fc
sioners this afternoon let the
county printing for 1913 to the
Bemidji Pioneer at the regular
legal rate and designated it as
the official county paper. The
Pioneer will furnish supple
st ments containing all county
printing to all legal papers in
FAR HOM E BURNE
Special to The Vtoneer.
Pinewood, Jas. 9.Fire destroyed
the residence of Hans Kirkvold
near Aure early this morning. The
family was able to save but a few
articles of clothing. The blaze
started in the roof where a stove
pipe was being used in place of a
chimney. The Kirkvold family will
live in the Hogan Koppang home un
til Mr. Kirkvold can build.
Adolph O. Eberhart was inaugur
ated governor for the third consecu
tive term before a joint session of
the house and senate. The cere
mony was followed by the reading of
the governor's message.
In The Senate.
Ole Sageng of Otter Tail presented
a bill providing for a constitutional
amendment giving the right of suff
rage to Minnesota women. The bill
was the first that passed over the
The initiative, referendum and re
call were also among the measures
referred to committees.
Senator Moonan presented a bill
providing for a vote in 1914 on the
question of holding a convention to
revise the constitution.
In The House.
Representative Nolan, chairman
of the house committee on rules, pre
sented a resolution to prevent the
killing of bills by delay in committee.
OVE TH E WIRES
FINNS RAVE AT RUSSIA.
By United Vreea.
Helsingfors, January 9.Intense
indignation has been aroused here by
the latest example of Russia's bur
eaucratic methods. Two Russian ex
amining magistrates visited Viborg
to obtain a protocal drawn up by
the town council regarding a request
based on the Equality Law to carry
on trade in Finland. Russian offic
ials having no right to examine the
protocol books of Finnish state in
stitutions, the mayor refused to
grant them access to the document,
and they departed.
Later, however, the chief of po
lice appeared, armed with an order
from the provincial governor, to in
spect the protocol, and as soon as he
had got the document in his posses
sion, he produced another order, au
thorizing him to take it to the exam
ining magistrates which he did de
spite the protests of he mayor and
couyncil. The supreme court is to
Further dissatisfaction has been
caused by the appointment of an in
experienced Russian colonel to the
post of director^of puhlic buildings
in Finland, a position which re
quires considerable technical knowl
BREN'S DISMISSAL IS ASKED
Minneapolis, Jan. 9.Motion aas
been made to dismiss the grand lar
ceny indictment against Joseph D.
Bren, former cashier of the Univer
sity of Minnesota, on the grounds
that Bren's testimony in the trial,
which resulted in dismissal, jeapord
ized his defense. The motion was
made before Judge Jelley, who had
previously denied a motion to dismiss
on grounds of delayed action by the,
county attorney. Decision was re
PROTEST ON BIG DITCH
Farmers From Clearwater County
Flocked to Bemidji in Force at
THE MATTER WAS COMPROMISED
Nearly two hundred farmers from
points on the Soo line in Clearwater
county came to Bemidji Tuesday" for
for the hearing beSrfe7
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ton on Judicial Ditch No. 1. This
ditch runs through Clearwater, Red
Lake, Polk and Pennington counties.
It was proposed to empty the wa
ter from the river about twelve miles
nearer the mouth than the farmers
wanted as the engineer claimed that
as the river was so sluggish, the
ditch water would flood it. The mat
ter was finally compromised and the
men went home apparently satis
FIRE LOSS WAS HEAVY.
Scott Stewart, secretary of the Be
midji fire department, explained at
the last annual meeting Bemidji's
fire loss in 1912 wad $127,930. The
department answered thirty-five calls,
two of which were false alarms, and
attended thirty-three fires, two
thirds of which started in chimneys.
The worst were the destruction of the
Harry Gunsalus corner January 13,
in which the total loss was estimated
at $70,000, and the burning of the
Rex hotel, in which about $50,000
The department now numbers
The officers of the relief associa
tion were elected as follows: Presi
dent, Charles Bailey vice president,
R. B. Miller secretary, John Falls
treasurer, John Goodman.
NAVY MASCOTS "CANNED"
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 9.A belliger
ent goat's lack of respect for the uni
form, it was said yesterday, was the
cause for an order of Rear Admiral
R. M. Doyle banishing all of the
sailors' pets and mascots front bat
tleships, cruisers and receiving
ships at this station.
Admiral Doyle is supposed to have
been inside the uniform when the
goat, a mascot aboard the New
Hampshire, butted it so tigorously
that it toppled over on the deck.
The goat now is an exile and with
uim went a long train of cats, dogs,
parrots, bears and other goats.
KILLED A COW MOOSE
Homesteader From Rapid River
Country Fined $75 and Costs
in Police Court Yesterday.
PLEAD GUILTY TO AVOID TRIAL
Charles Cook, a homesteader in
the Rapid River country sixty miles
south of Baudette, was fined $76 and
costs jn police court yesterday: for
having the meat of a cow, moose in
his possession. His brother Fred
Cook, who was in district court here
last spring on a criminal charge, was
also arrested and" brought into court.
Charles Cook plead guilty to the act
and Charles was released.
The Cooks were taken by Deputy
Sheriff William Hazen as his last of
ficial act. He was sent out under
the Hazen administration and re
turned under the Johnson. Evidence
in the case was gathered jointly by
Sherm Bailey, local game warden,
and E. C. Cook, who is no relation to
the arrested men, of Thief River
Charles and Fred Cook are alleged
to be two of a group of homesteaders
in the Rapid River country who have
made a habit in the past of killing
moose in season and out and selling
the meat as "beef" in Thief River
Falls. The game wardens wanted
the limit of $100 assessed on Charles
Cook but his attorney threatened a
jury trial if the fine was not less and
in order to save the county the ex
pense of such a rial, the fine was
Mr. Bailey learned some time ago
that four homesteaders in that conn
try had six moose in their possession
and prepared at once to take a trip to
find out. The movement was tipped
off to Frank Cook of Nebish, a broth
er of Fred and Charles, and he at
once sent a man to warn his brothers.
The messenger left Nebish late on a
Saturday night and traveled on
horse back across the Red Lakes and
up the trail to the Rapid River
country. Two of the moose were at
Mr. Hazen went into the home
stead country by way of Warroad
and Baudette and had a mileage ac
count of 404 miles.
SMALL CHIMNEY FIRE?
At 10:30 last night the fire de
partment was called to 112 Third
street, to the building occupied by
the saloon of William Meyers, where
they put out a small chimney fire.
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HILL1G0SS TELLS A STORY
Great Northern Land Man Here With
Griffin Familiar With Every
WAS ONE OF BEMIDJI'S PIONEERS
J. W. Hilligoss, land man for the
Great Nortnern railway, was here
ibis week^y^J. H. Griffin and at
tended tt^-oaeeting of the Commer
cial club at which the sheep proposi
tion was discussed. Mr. Hilligoss
was familiar with this country be
fore the Great Northern built
-rough from Duluth +o Grand Forks
and had some good stories to tell. He
claims to have been in every town
ship in Minnesota.
"You know," he said, "that at one
time I had an interest in the Bemidji
Townsite company and sold out be
cause I thought the Great Northern
would not hit the town
When they surveyed through, they
wanted to build between here and
Lake George and spend many months
trying to figure out a way through
the hills as to come to Bemidji
meant the addition of several miles
to the route.
"But I do not believe a railroad
will ever be built through that coun
try. Coming in from the west, the
level rises with table after table of
land and then suddenly drops off.
The grade is too long and high to
climb and the expense of cutting
through is prohibitive.
"This country used to be pretty
wild through here. I remember one
time when I was in through the coun
try a few miles north of Bemidji, I
had been walking all morning and
about noon sat down tt eat. I was on
a windfall and 'was eating out of my
"After I had been munching away
a few minutes, I felt a jar on the log,
and turning my head saw a big lynx
not four feet away from me and
crouched to spring. 'Hello old
boy,' I said, just like that, 'where did
you come from?' The cat never
moved. I kept talking to aim and
slowly bent down and picked up my
automatic with my left hand, SM**-
it to the right and slowly stretched
out my arm and pointed he gun.
"When my arm was ready, the end
of the gun was not a foot from the
cat's head. All the time he was
watching me with those green eyes
and tail as stiff as it could be for its
length. My hand was as steady as it
Continued, on last page).
0*T CAT IT VOURStLPJ
ANp THEN WRrre
AR E LININ UP
Johnson and McCuaig to Fight Again
for Mayorship While Four are
Ont For Police Judge.
ELECTION ON FEBRUARY 18
In Addition to Above Officers, Voters
Must Select Four Aldermen
SHERM BAILEY FAVORS SIMONS
Says Present Official Is Satisfactory,
But Believes All Candidates
Should Draw Lots.
The City Ticket.
MayorL. P. Johnson, William
First wardJohn Moberg, (prob
Second wardSherm Bailey.
Third wardJ. Bisiar, (probable).
Police JudgeH. A. Simons, L. Q.
Pendergast, John L. Brown and H.
At the present time it looks as
though the ballots for the next city
election, which will be held Febru-
ary 18, will read with the above
names. The Socialist candidates are
not named since their referendum has
not yet been held and the candidates
Messrs, Simons, Loud and Brown.
are practically the only candidates
openly In the field at this, time-- as** J^M^-z
their friends are circulating nomina
ting petitions. Mr. Johnson and Mr*
McCuaig have not yet made public
announcements of their candidacies
but have told their friends that they
will run. Ray Murphy considered
the mayorship at first, but when ad
vised that there were two other can
didates, withdrew with heir support
Crippen Will Not Bun.
John Moberg is out of town but it
is understood that Moberg will be up
for re-election. C. Crippen said
this morning that he will not. John
Dalton has been urged to run from
the Fourth ward but cannot as his
election would invalidate his saloon
license according to a recent court
decision. Joe Bisiar said this morn
ing that he was not yet ready to
make an announcement but that
many friends had been urging him
to try for re-election. Sherm Bailey
announced his candidacy the first of
The large number of candidates for
police judge has led to the suggestion
that a mass meeting of voters not
Socialists be called for some evening
about two weeks before the election
and the candidates eliminated until
one is selected to run agains the Soc
ialist. It has been pointed out that
the split field for the judgship and
mayorship is practically sure to re
sult another Socialist administration.
The Socialists at present have one
alderman, E. W. Hannah, who holds
over for another year.
Bailey is For Simons.
Speaking of the police judge situa
tion, Sherm Bailey said, "I favor
Judge Simons for re-election as I be
lieve he has made a good Judge. He
has not yet served a full term but
I have found him satisfactory in
cases I have brought before him.
But I am in favor of some public
meeting whereby one candidate will
be selected to run against the Social
ist. If any candidate from my ward
comes out for alderman, I am ready
to draw cuts with him to see which
one makes the race." '"^j,.*
Ray Murphy expressed himself as
in favor of any plan by which oho
man will oppose the Socialist candi
date for each office. Mr. Murphy said
that he was willing to draw lots with
any non-Socialist opponent in order
that a three-corner fight would be
avoided. He cited the case of the re- ||p
cent election in Minneapolis where ^A
the Socialists nominated by petition
after two regular candidates had
been selected at the primaries. One
of the regular nominees withdrew
and the Socialist was defeated, where- Mf:
as if the* fight had continued three- jH
cornered, h minority candidate*
would have been elected. .*J||*||g|
The Bemidji election comes the
third Tuesday In .February which
falls os the eighteenth.