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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 230.
IN SENATE TUESDAY
Hat Been Made Special Order of Bus
iness for 11:30 a. m.Amend
ment is Proposed.
THE GRAIN COMMITTEE NAMED
C. M. Bendizen Made Chairman as
He Introduced Resolution Call*
ing For a Probe.
ABE CALLED "PAPER SOLDIEK-
Country Members Do Not Favor
Sending Governor's Staff to Gettys
burg at State Expense.
By United Pnu.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 25.Wom-
an's suffrage will be the next im
portant matter to be considered by
the solons this session. It has been
made a special order of business for
Tuesday at 11:30 a. m.
The senate bill is by Sen. Ole Sag
eng. It has been favorably report
ed by the election committee and it
is expected that it will come to a
The popular belief seems to be
that the present bill is all that is
necessary- to give women the right of
suffrage. This is not true. The only
thing the legislators can accomplish
is to pass a bill providing for the
submission of a proposed constitu
tional amendment to the people at
the next general election.
It is apparent, therefore, that the
final decision aa to equal suffrage,
rests with the male voters at large,
and not with the lawmakers.
The fact that the lawmakers are
not jeopardizing their own interests
by passing the bill providing for
submitting the amendment, makes it
necessary to infer some other motive.
The opponents of the bill have not
come out openly, but the supporters
anticipate that when the time comes,
the so-called representatives of the
brewery interests will be found on
the "nay" side of the roll call.
Grain Committee Named.
The grain probe committee was
announced by Speaker Rines in the
house yesterday with C. M. Bendizen,
author of the resolution asking for
the investigation, as chairman. Mr.
Bendizen has already announced that
he proposes a sweeping investigation
of the methods of the various boards
of trade, the state grain commission
and the terminal elevator companies.
Developments will be watched
Most of Friday's session of the sen
ate was taken up with the introduc
tion of bills, although the commit
tee of the whole convened for the
first time and advanced several bills
from general orders to the calendar.
"Paper Soldiers" Scored.
In the house, the greater part of
the session was taken up with de
bates over minor matters. One of
these was the bill offered by Rep. R.
C. Dunn of Princeton, appropriating
$30,000 for expenses in sending sur
vivors of the Battle of Gettysburg,
now living in the state, to the semi
centenial celebration to be held on
the battlefield nex summer. There
was no objection to the veterans go
ing, but there was considerable de
bate as to the propriety of sending
along the governor's staff, who were
termed "paper soldiers" by Rep.
Knute- Wetald, the "home-sick"
member from up-state.
The most important measure in
troduced in either body is the one by
Ole. Sageng, proposing to amend the
primary election law, passed during
the special summer session, in such
a manner as to legalize the Progess
The amendment changes the defin
ition of a "political party" by desig
nating it as a party which had can
didates and an organization at "the
last preceding general election." At
present the law is that it must have
been in existence for three consecu
tive elections before it is officially
RECEIVES "BIG" REWARD.
JSjr United Zress.
Peoria, 111., Jan. 26,Charles Rey
nolds, a street car conductor turned
into'the company a purse containing
$8611 which the wife of a wealthy
merchant had left in the car. Yes
terday he received his rewardfour
complimentary tickets to an ama
teur concert at the First M. E.
RAYMOND B. F0SDICK.
Former New York City Account
ant Who Testified In Viee Probe.
SUNDAY IN THE CHURCHES
First Methodist Epsicopal:
Preaching, 10:45 and 7:30. Morn
ing subject: "The Cross and Dis
cipleship." Evening subject: "The
Life with Christ in God." Sunday
school at 12. Epworth league, 6:30
topic: "The Gospel in Africa." (Spec
ial program). Prayer meeting,
Thursday evening. The public is in
vited to all our services. Chas. H.
Program for Sunday evening, Jan
uary 26. Topic: "The Gospel in
Africa." Geography.. Mabel Flesher.
History sketch Edna Anderson.
Commercial resources. Don Shannon.
The Early Christian Church
Mrs. Ann Head.
Hiram A. Simons, Jr.
Methodism ..Helen Minnick.
Livingstone......... Ruth Getchell.
Morning service, eleven o'clock.
The-pastor will speak on the subject,
"A Living Sacrifice." Evening ser
mon, "Crisis Periods in the Spiritual
Life." Midweek meeting Thursday
evening, commences a series of stud
ies in the book of Galatians. C. G.
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal:
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Con
firmation class at the same hour.
Morning prayer and sermon at 11 a.
m. .The Rt. Rev. J. D. Morrison D.
D., L. L. D., Bishop of Duluth, will
administer the rite of confirmation
and preach in the St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal church on Sunday, Feb
ruary 2, at 7:30 p. m.
CHILDREN FLEE FIRE
St. Peter, Minn., Jan. 25. (Spec
ial.)Marshaled by their teachers,
200 pupils in the Lincoln school
building left the structure in safety
when it burned Friday morning.
There was no confusion, and not a
child was Injured. The fire started
in-a wall in the basement near the
furnace. Within five minutes after
the fire broke out, all the children
Efforts to save the building were
useless, and it was completely de
stroyed. The* sjtructure was erected
fifteen years ago at a cost of $14,000.
It is insured for $8,000.
NO RECEPTION FOR REDDIN
By United Press.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 25.In def
erence to the wishes of W. E. Red
din, released on bonds from the Leav
enworth prison early in the week,
the Milwaukee union officials yester
day postponed the reception to the
convicted dynamite conspirator. Red
din spent the day quietly at his
NEXT MEETING HERE
Special to The Yloneer,
St. Cloud. Jan. 26.E. C. Kiley,
publisher of the Grand Rapids Her
ald-Review, was elected president of
the Northern:"Minnesota Editorial
association Friday at the annual
meeting held here., ,A. G. Rutledge,
Bemidji, was re-elected secretary.
Mr. Kiley was vice-president of the
association last year and succeeds
Farley A. Dare, of Walker,, to the
Bemidji was chosen as the city
where the 1914 meeting will be held*.
RESIGNS AFTER DEFEAP
By United Press. ,V" -^-""i
Christiania, Jan. 25.-^The entire
Norwegian ministry resigned Friday
as the direct result of the govern
ment's defeat at the polls last aut
umn. The Radicals and Socialists
elected fifty-four members of the na
GRAND MARAIS BURNING
Duluth, Minn., Jan. 25.Frantic
calls for help have been received by
wireless, the only means of communi
cation with Grand Marais, an isolat
ed town on the north shore of Lake
Superior, to combat a fire which is
threatening the destruction of the
Cook county seat.
Part of the town already is in
ruins, according to meager reports
Has Population of 400.
Grand Marais. a lake port 110
miles northeast of Duluth, and 85
miles from Two Harbors, the nearest
railroad point, has a population of
400. The town is a shipping point
for the district, but after the close
of navigation is accessible only by
stage from Two Harbors. A bank,
opera "house, two hotels and several:
churches are within the fire-swept
district. HILL IS PUT ON STAND
Washington, Jan. 25,James J.
Hill empire builder of the Northwest,
testified before the Pujo money trust
investigation committee of the house
Friday that representation by minor
iy stockholders on directorates might
allow competitors to obtain corpora
Mr. Hill arrived at the committee
room early. He was accompanied by
his son, Louis W. Hill, and John C.
Spooner, former United States sena
tor from Wisconsin. After listening
to the testimony of H. P. Davison of
J. P. Morgan & Co., the committee
called Mr. Hill, who had previously
expressed his willingness to take the
stand and had not been subpoenaed.
Mr. Hill opened his testimony with
a list of his directorships in New
York and Chicago banks and in the
Great Northern and Burlington rail
roads. Mr. Hill said the Great North
ern and the Northern Pacific rail
roads were competitors.
When the Northern Securities
company was dissolved,, he said, he
received 37,000 shares of Great
Northern and 2,000 shares, of North
ern Pacific. He now has 20,000
shares of Great Northern and his son,
Louis W. Hill, has 18,500 shares.
Mr. Hill testified he was a director
in the First National bank of St.
Paul, one of the largest banks in the
Northwest. He disagreed with Mr.
Untermyer's suggestion that minority
"'ncKbolders be given representation
in directorates..:through cumulative
voting. He said such a system might
allow competitors to obtain a Corpo
On the question of interlocking
directors, Mr. Hill said he held that
propriety of the practice rested en
tirely upon- the character of the in
HERE AFTER INSPECTION
Senator Hanson and Dr. Wattam
Came to Bemidji Last Night On
Way to Their Homes.
INSPECTED SANITORIUM FRIDAY
Sen. A. L. Hanson, Ada, and Dr.
G. S. Wattam, Warren, came to Be
midji last night on thejrjgray to their
homes after an inspection of the state
sanitarium at Walker yesterday.
Senator Hanson was a member of a
joint committee appointed by the
legislature and Dr. Wattam, who was
formerly a member of the state ad
visory committee, joined the party as
an interested spectator.
Senator Hanson stated last night
that the party had made a thorough
inspection of the plant and had found
many things which needed remedy
ing. He did not care to make a pub
lic statement, however, as he claimed
the committee was sent out by the
legislature and that any information
gathered should be given the legisla
Dr. Wattam said that conditions at
the institution were not entirely sat
isfactory but he did not care to go
into detail. He did say that the com
mittee believed that patients who
were willing to subject themselves to
the discipline of the institution had
no cause for complaint. Were they
not willing to abide by the rules of
the institution, he said that had no
cause for complaint whatever on the
Dr. Wattam is a strong believer in
county tuberculosis sanitoria and has
been urging members of the legisla
ture to consider favorably the bill
now before them which provides for
such a nospital in each county.
CHICAGO UNIVERSITY GIRLS
QUARANTINED AND DO WORK
By Vnlted VreeK- ^'W
Chicago, Jan. 25.-Twenty young
women students of the University of
Chicago were quarantined Friday in
Greenwood Hall 4n the woman's
dormitory quadrangle, following the
discovery of a mild .case of scarlet
When the hews that quarantine
was imminent most of the students
left the ball and sought other abodes
temporarily. Many domestics also
left making it necessary for. the
young women students to do the
Enough To Make Any ^Cop "Tired"
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING* JANUARY 25, 1913. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
J. EVAN CARSON.
J. Evan Carson, for two and one
half years foreman of the mechani
cal department of the Pioneer and
one of its linotype machine operat
ors, severs today his connection
with the paper. Mr. Carson leave
soon for the twin cities wheer he has
procured employment at the printing
IS CHARGED WITH A VIOLATION
OF NATIONAL PURE FOOD LAW
George Hickerson, local agent for
the Jewell Tea company, was arrest
ed yesterday in Bemidji on a charge
of violating the government pure
food law.s. It is claimed that Hick
erson was selling a product which
contained coal tar dye. The arrest
was made by Agent Monroe of Crock
Eton. Hickerson telephoned his em
ployers in Duluth and they stated
they would fight the claim. The case
was put over until February 6 and he
is out on $500 bonds.
GOOD PROGRAM GIVEN.
The Freshman-Junior Literary so
ciety gave a program in the assem
bly room at the High school yester
day. The boys glee club did not sing
as they had planned but a duet was
sung by Mona Flesher and Izetta
Fisher for the number.
Mrs. M. E. Ibertson is seriously
ill with a severe attack of pneu
The Northern Auto company sold
a six cylinder Studebaker machine
to J. M. Taylor of Cass Lake Friday.
David Gill returned last night
from Minneapolis after spending the
last week with his wife, who is visit
ing her parents.
*&- '**&>'*:%*'% N -"y
EXHIBIT COMPLETE LINES
National Auto Show in Minneapolis
Will House All Kinds of Motors
NEW FEATURES IN 1913 LINES
Special to The Pioneer.
Minneapolis, Jan. 25.Visitors to
the Minneaoplis national automobile
show in the National guard armory
and annex, Feb. 8-15, will see com
plete lines of 'vautbmo'Mtes,~
ies, commercial vehicles both big and
small, electric cars and motorcycles,
spread out over twice the space avail
able for such displays in years gone
Nearly all of the well known
makes of cars will be represented by
the special exhibits used in Boston,
New York and Chicago shows. The
Minneapolis distributors will give
splendid prominence ?to these special
displays, and motor buyers and own
ers will in this national show have a
display which more nearly represents
the prominence of Minneapolis in the
motor trade, than anything ever be
Many marked changes will be no
ticed" in the popular makes of cars
this year. A general increasing of
value for lower prices, is seen many
types of self-starters are found in
nearly all price classes and nickel
mountings, demountable rims, elec
tric lights and elaborate upholstery
are quite generally shown. Left side
drive with brake and gear shifting
levers in the center, is still another
idea which is coming to the front for
Reservations are being made in
large numbers at the hotels in Min
neapolis, for it is thought the at
tendance at the show will this year
far surpass anything ever experienc
ed in Northwestern motor circles.
Buyers, agents and factory represen
tatives will flock to Minneapolis lit
erally by the thousands, for it is a
recognized fact, that this first nation
al automobile show will bring to the
door of the Northwest all advan
tages, all the interest and all the
educational features heretofore en
joyed by the east, in the Boston, New
York and Chicago shows. Some of
the most celebrated figures in tht mo
tor world, factory executives, Bales
men, advertising men and others,
will be in attendance at the show
and the social side of shoow week in
Minneapolis this year will be marked
(Continued on last page).
YOUNG TURKS TO
Situation Given In Dispatch Today is
That They Insist Only em
ARE MAKING HEW CABINET tt
New Government Finding Difficulty
in FUling the Post of Foreign
RUSSIAN ACTION 18 FEARED
New Danger Threatens When Inter
vention Looms as a Possibility
Details of Naom't Death.
London, Jan. 25.Some days must
elapse before the situation arising
from the revolution in Constantin
ople becomes clear. So far as may bo
judged, there is no intention on the
part of the new Turkish government
to force matters or to resume hostili
ties, if any reasonable compromise
with the Balkans is possible.
A dispatch from Constantinople
last night says the council of minis
ters met to discuss the reply they
will make to the note of the powers,
and it is believed this reply, while,
insisting on the retention of Adrian
ople by Turkey, will point to Thurs
day's demonstration as the real mani
festation of the national will.
The new government in finding
difficulty in filling the post of foreign
minister. The portfolio has been of
fered to several of the Turkish am
bassadors abroad, but thus tar all
have declined. Until the ministry is
completed by the appointment of
Sheik Ul Islam and a foreign minister
it is probable that no definite steps
will be taken. 1
Developments in the situation are
awaited throughout Europe with the:.
greatest of interest in view of the
fact that danger might arise through
active intervention by Russia. The'
Balkan delegates here show no desire
to precipitate the action.
Killed While Talking.
Constantinople, Jan. 25.Nasim
Pasha, commander* of the Turkish
army, received his death wound
while expostulating with a crowd of
demonstrators for having become em
broiled in a conflict at the grand
vizierate. An official version, of the
affray which is termed as a "regret
table incident," was issued last night.
When the demonstrators, it says,
headed by Enver Bey, one of the
leaders of the young Turk party,
penetrated the grand vizierate in an
attempt to enter the council chamber,
the aide de camp to the grand vizier
fired a shot at them. The fire was
returned. Then Nasim Pasha hur
ried to the scene and began a speech
denouncing the demonstrators, term
ing them as "curs." Some one in the
crowd cut short his remarks with a
bullet. Besides his aide d camp, two
other officials were killed. Leading
unionists assert that Nazim's death
"The bloo dof Nazim Pasha," the
leader of the Turkish peace delegates
said here yesterday, "is on the heads
of the European powers. Their un
fair attempt to force Turkey into the
surrender of Adrianople has borne,
its inevitable fruit.".
The Turkish plenipotentiary Bald
that the events of Thursday were to
be expected by any one who knows
Turkey, the patriotism of her people
and the spirit of her army. The Ot
toman spokesman pointed out that.
only two of the European ambassa
dors here know by true'experience
what Turkey really is.
"These are Paul Cambon, the
French ambassador, and Marquis Di
Prancavila, the Italian ambassador.
Both, according to the Turks, tried to
persuade their colleagues from driv
ing the TurkSto extremities.
The Italian ambassador used this
expression: "If we force Turkey to.
give up Adrianople and her Aegean
islands, the Turks will turn into
Osman Pasha declared: "Now both
the allies and the powers have had a *'&
taste of what Turkey Is capable, of 4j.
doing, of what resistance she is able.
to offer and what sacrifices she lis'
ready to endure.. Nothing is more
dangerous, than a wounded lion." ~t*^*p~: