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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 232.
LEGISLATUR E MA
CHANG E PRIMAR
Some Sentiment In Senate Toward
Amending Act to Do Away With
the Second Choice Feature.
REAPPORTIONMENT UP SOON
Committees Have Been at Work and
Members Expect to Report a
Bill This Week.
WANTS MANY STATE FARMS
Badger Representative Urges Estab
ment of One in Every Comity
Average Cost $50 Per Acre.
By United Praa.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 28.It is
apparent, from the sentiments ex
pressed by several senators yesterday,
that there will be an attempt during
the session to amend the primary
law to the extent of repealing the
provision providing for a second
"From the experience of the last
campaign, I am ready to hear al
most any sort of a method proposed
to repeal or substitute some new
feature, to take the place of the sec
ond choice clause of the new prim
ary law," said Sen. Julius E. Hay
craft, Madelia, during the discus
sion over his bill which proposes to
extend the non-partisan feature of
the primary law to county offices.
"The average voter does-not under
stand the second choice clause of the
primary law," said another senator.
He believes that it was conceived" for
the purpose of fooling him jn some
manner. This is not surprising in
view of all of the rois-statements
made by the various ycait?lJdaiW~as~
to the effect *6f~the clause."
Reapportionment Coming Up.
Reapportionment"'" will probably
make its initial bow of the session
the end of this week. Sen. Victor
L. Johnson, Center City, chairman
of the senate reapportionment com
mittee, said today that he expected
to introduce the committee's bill in
a few days.
The sub committees of the com
mittee have been working diligently
and it is understood that the various
districts have about agreed on the
plans for re-arranging their respec
tive legislative districts.
'"vSen. John Saugstad, Crookston, in
tends to introduce a bill shortly
which will carry an appropriation
for maintenance, repairs and addi
tions to the Crookston experiment
station. He has arranged a meeting
with Dean A. F. Woods of the state
agricultural school, for the purpose
of talking over the needs of the in
Senator Saugstad already has in
troduced three bills. One of tne bills
proposes to require railroads to carry
electric head-lights of hot less than
1,500 candlepower. Another gives
cities and villages Which now have
the right to regulate the sale of li
quor at retail, the additional right
to regulate the wholesaling of the
\The third bill increases the penal
for conviction for selling in-
toxicating liquor with a license. It
proposes to make the first offense
ipiinishabte by a fine of $75 or sixty
day in jail the second conviction by
a fine of $150 or ninety days in jail,
and the third conviction to be puni
shable as a gross misdemeanor, which
is a fine of not more than $1,000 and
a maximum of one year in jail. At
present the first as well as subse
quent convictions, are punishable by
a fine of $50 of thirty days in jail,
A state demonstration farm in
every county, possibly in every com
mun'lty, is the idea of Representa
tive Walter Anderson of Badger. He
will try at this session to give it
form in legislation. It would ulti
mately cost the state about.$800,000,
but Mr. Anderson believes that if
there is anyt iMig in sceintific farm
ing, it would be the means of in
creasing agricultural output by
$500,000,000 a year.
Mr. Anderson wants the Btate to
buy the farms and make them per
manent institutions. The average
cost would be $50 an acre.
Yesterday in the Legislature.
Senate voted to deny the right of
nonpartisan officers to file for office
by .petition after, the, primaries., It
wo*, a-test vote.
Senator Blwell offered a bill pro
viding means for building and main
(Conttnusd on last pegeT
Greek Envoy at Balkan War
Poace Conference In London.
Wednesday is Carnation
Day and those who wish to
honor the memory of William
McKinley, martyred president
of 'this country, will wear a
carnation. William McKinley
was the twenty-fifth president
of the United States. He was
born at Niles, Ohio, Jan. 29,
1843 of Scotch-Irish parents.
He was inaugurated president
in 1897 at the age of fifty-four
and died in Buffalo, N. Y., in
September, 1901 at the age of
fifty-eight. President McKin
ley was shot by an assassin*
while shaking hands with peo
pie at the Pan-American ex
position. His birthday has
been named "Carnation Day"
since the carnation was his
THORPE A PROFESSIONAL
New York,v Jan. 28.James
f^^ethe'India thl$te~ and
Olympic champion, admitted that the
charges of professionalism against
him were true and formally resigned
from amateur athletics.
In the confession Thorpe admitted
that he had played baseball for a
salary on a professional team three
years ago, while a student at Car
lisle, but as other college men were
on the team he did no realize the
participation was wrong. He played
for the love of the game, not for the
money he got.
DRISCOLL-MORAN A DRAW
London, Jan. 28.Jim Driscoll,
the British featherweight champion,
and Owan Moran of Cardiff, Wales,
fought a twenty-round draw last
night for the British featherweight
title. The contest took place at the
National Sporting club.
Louis Tegner transacted business
in Bemidji Friday.
Mrs. Chas. Moller went to Rush
City where she will visit her par
ents for a week.
Otto Nelson returned home after
spending a few weeks at Federal
John Olson spent Sunday with his
family here, returning to Fosston
Eric Lysing was a Bemidji visitor
John Soderberg of Saskatchewan,
Canada, and Lydia Olson, daughter
of John Olson of Buzzle were married
at the parsonage Friday afternoon,
Reverend Lockrum performing the
ceremony. The bride was attended
by Miss Clara Bruin and the groom
by Conrad Bruin. The bridal couple
left Saturday morning for Duluth
where they will spend some time
with the groom's brother.
Ole Refstal was a Bemidji visitor
Saturday and Sunday returning to
Pinewood Monday afternoon.
OrWND THE CU
Woman Suffrage for Minnesota Bill
Lost in Senate This Morning
by 33 to 30 Vote.
Hundreds of Ladies In Legislative
Chamber and Hundreds More
Were Turned Away.
The Demonstration was One of the
Largest in the History of
By United Proas.
St. Paul, Jan. 28.Woman suf
frage was defeated in the state senate
this morning by a vote of 33 to 30.
The senate chamber and lobbies of
the capitol were early crowded -by
hundreds of women who were pres
ent to make one of the greatest
demonstrations in the history of the
state. When the result was an
nounced, they took their defeat with
good grace and made no riotous
The vote was on a bill which pro
posed and amendment to the consti
tution giving women the right of
suffrage. Had the bill passed the
senate and the house, it would have
gone to the voters of the state on the
next general election ballot as a pro
posed amendmen. Senator Ole Sag
eng, who introduced the bill, spoke
in explanation before the vote was
FINLAY REPEATS OFFER
Will Give Dr. Friedman $1,000,000
for His Tuberculosis Cure if fag
By United Press.
New York, Jan. 28.In answer to
the reports from Berlin that Dr.
Frederich Friedmann had not re
ceived Charles Finlay's offer of $1,-
000,000 for a successful demonstra
tion of his tuberculosis cure in this
county, the president of the Aetna
National Bank reiterated today that
the offer had vbeen made and ac
"It was accepted by Dr. Fried
mann's brother, acting for the Ger
man specialist," said Finlay. "The
case is this: if there is a cure for
consumption I am willing to pay "a
million to see it worked. I have not
been advised by cable yet whether
Dr. Friedmann is willing to come
here to make the demonstration, but
I am willing to pay his expanses here
if he is willing to come."
Finlay's offer provides for a test of
GOVERNMENT AFTER DIAMOND
SMUGGLERS USING PARCEL POST
By United Prsss.
Chicago, Jan. 28Diamonds worth
$18,000 consigned to local dealers
were held up by the customs depart
ment at the federal building today
on suggestion that they were, smug
gled into the country through inter
national parcel post by Nathan
Green, now under arrest in New
Authorities are maintaining the
utmost secrecy over the matter, but
admit that an extensive investigation
into the traffic involving hundreds
of thousands of dollars worth of gems
is being made. It is said that the
local dealers are perhaps innocent
purchasers but the diamonds will be
confiscated if it is found the duty has
not been paid. New York and Chi
cago are the only two cities now be
ing investigated, it is said,'but other
centers are likely to be involved.
BEMIDJI MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 28, 1913.
ENGLISH WOMEN MILITANT
British Cabinet Has Dropped Fran
chise Bill Before Vote on Grey's
GUERRILLA WARFi STARTED
Suffragists Declare War.
London, Jan. 28.A declaration of
guerrilla warfare by the.'auffragists,
including sorties anrd ribfta ~t^Negin
at once, was made by Mrs. Emmeline
Pankhurst, the militant leader, at a
meeting last evening.
London, Jan. 28.The British
cabinet Saturday decided to drop the
franchise bill. This decision was in
deference to the speaker's ruling that
the form and substance of the meas
ure would be~so materially altered by
the amendment granting the vote to
women that it ought to be presented
in the shape of a new bill.
The precincts of the house of com
mons presented many of the features
of a well defined encampment when
the house met in the afternoon to
bring to a conclusion the current
chapter of the work for the enfran
chisement of women.
.Mounted and foot police were eve
rywhere in great strength. Two
thousand patrolmen and 100 mount
ed men*were on duty, while reserves
were hidden in convenient court
yards ready to pounce on suffragettes
who attempted to break the peace.
Leave of all the other policemen be
longing to the Metropolitan force
had been stopped.
After the speaker's ruling it was
only a question whether the cabinet
would announce its capitulation be
fore or after the vote had been taken
on Sir Edward Grey's amendment.
The amendment called for the omis
sion of the word "male" and thus
.practically introduced adult suffrage.
ORGANIZE BETTER FARM CLUB
Eighteen farmers and their fam
ilies met at the home of W. A. Cass
ler in the town of Grant Valley Fri
day night and organized, a farmers'
club. They took the name "Betting
Farming club.'*^ C. Schroeder is
president Wmr Morris, vice presi
dent Wm. Seville, secretary and
Clayton Winter, treasurer.. The
club plans to meet once a month, and
the next meeting will be held on the
C. F. Schroeder farm. At the Cass
ler meeting, thirty-five ate weiners
STILL BUSY WITH THE OLD DRESS
Rev. J. J. T. Philippe celebrated
the marriage of Miss Bertha Klinger,
of Pinewood, to Archie Fenton, of
this city, in the chapel at St. Anth
ony hospital at 7:30. this morning.
Miss Florence Ripple attended the
bride as bridesmaid and Richard
Fenton attended the groom. Mr. and
Mrs. Fenton left tocray on a honey
Mrs. Fenton is well known in Be
midji as she has made many friends
while employed at the Markham ho
WANTED TO PREACH.
Woman Claimed Angel Sent Her to
Replace a Baptist Minister.
By United Pros.
Marion, 111., Jan. 28Mrs. Martha
W. Dawsee, was brought to the coun
ty jail here today and the authorities
were told she caused a riot in the
First Baptist church in Grainville
near here yesterday.
When she entered the ..house of
worship, according to the officers, she
announced that she was an advance
agent for God and that an angel had
told her to preach in Rev. W. W.
Woodside's place. The minister re
fused to quit the pulpit in her 'favor
and the town marshal and two dea
cons engaged in a lively scuffle,
which finally ended in her being
handcuffed, after several other mem
bers of the congregation had taken
part in a general fight.
FOSSTON IS DEFEATED.
The Fosston basketball team that
defeated the Bemidji High school
team here a short time ago met de
feat at the hands of the Crookston
Aggies. The final score was 28 to
23. The High school team of Mcin
tosh team defeated the Thief River
team last Saturday by a score of 18
to 14. This means a great deal for
Mcintosh as they Have never made
much of a showing along athletic
lines in former years,
Rev. S. E. P. White went to War
road yesterday where is assisting to
day in the investiture of Rev. J. T. L.
Coates as pastor of the Warroad
Presbyterian church. Reverend
White will preach the sermon and act
as moderator Rev. C. E. Boyden, of
Thief River Falls, will_chafge the
new pastor and Rev. A. S. Sideboth
am will charge the people. Reverend
Coates is one of Reverend Whites's
Scoop Is. Very Sensitive About His. Breath By "HOP
SAYS TO FEED POTATOES
A. E. Nelson Advises Farmers to Con
vert Root Crops Into Pork in
Present State of the Market
WILL BRING $.60 PER BUSHEL
A. E. Nelson, agricultural instruc
tor at the High school, has written
the^ following open letter to the
"The farmer who has a lot of po
tatoes on hand should by all means
try to convert his crop into pork as
it'seems that the potatoes will not
rise to any great price this year.
With grain and potatoes their pres
ent price, the greater part of the hog
feed should be potatoes.
"With potatoes at $.25 per bushel,
one should be able to realize from
forty to sixty cents ^fer bushel iathe
form of pork also the potatoes, after
being fed to hogs, can be delivered
to market at much less expense and
in much less time. The manure will
be kept on the farm and makes good
"If one does not have a feed cook
er, fill the wash boiler with potatoes
and put them on the back of the
stove when the fire is started in. the
morning. They .can cook while
breakfast is^ being prepared.
"In case a farmer owns a cooker it
is a good idea to set it up in the
hen house and take the morning
chill and frost out of the house with
the same fire that boils the potatoes.
Usually a hen house does not need a
fire but it does no harm to warm it
a little in the morning and in this
way, the hen house is heated at no
"After the potatoes have been
boiled, they should be mashed, and a
little bran, shorts or cracked corn
should be added. The amount of grain
one should add will depend on the
haste with which they must be pre
pared for market.
"Potatoes do not fit hogs for mar
ket as quickly as grain but they will
do it cheaper and with the present
cost of grain and potatoes, one can
well afford to lengthen out the fat
ctflTEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Twelve Tear Old Howard CbaxfaUfc
Taken to Hospital This Monrisg^v*
Screaming in Agon?.
Tried to Start Fire With Gasolias
and Explosion Fired Hit Clothej:
and the Kitchen.
Called For Mother Who Was Fatally
Injured in Blaze In Virginia
i Three Years Afo.
Screaming with the pain of burns
on his head, face, arms and chest,
Howard Charback was taken to the
St. Anthony hospital this morning
after having been rescued from the
porch over the Matt Heffner saloon
by Jack Hillaby. The boy was bad
ly burned in a fire which gutted the
kitchen and dining room of the Heff
ner apartments, over the saloon at
the corner of Fourth and Minnesota,
at 7:45 this morning.
Charback tried to start the kitch
en fire with some gasoline and while
pouring it in the stove spilled some
on his clothes. When he touched a
match, the mixture of gasoline and
air exploded setting fire to the kitch
en and making a torch of his satur
ated clothes. He ran screaming to
the bed room of his aunt, Mrs. Heff
ner, and shee burned her right hand
and arm severely before she had ex
tinguished the flames from his
In the mean time the fire had
spread to the dining room and thick
smoke was pouring through the flat.
Fireman came from the city hall and
soon had water on the blaze and a*""
ladder was raised to the porch where
the injured boy huddled. Jack Hill?
aby carried jjjm down and wrapped
in a Mankst'be^as-vusfced^-tfev-4
hospital in the Swift delivery wag
At the hospital he pleaded with
the doctor to put him to sleep so
that he would not feel his burns or
to kill him so that he could go to
Heaven and find Ms mother. Doc
tors say that nearly one-third of the
boy's body is burned but that he will
The fire ruined the furnishings of
the Hoffner kitchen and dining room
and damaged the building, owned by
the Bemidji Brewing company about
The explosion blew the bottom out
of the gasoline can and lifted the
lids from the stove and blew out
the stove pipes. Firemen had some
trouble with the hydrant at the city
hall corner as it was frozen.
The insurance on the Heffner
furnisMngs ran out yesterday noon
and was not renewed.
STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE
THEIR ORATORICAL ABILITY
The public speaking class of the
high school will give a public demon
stration in the assembly room at the
school next Friday afternoon at 2:30.
The class has been preparing for this
demonstration for some time and
will probably make an excellent
showing on this occasion. Two of
the best speakers will be selected
from the class and will speak at Ten
strike in about two weeks. Friday's
program will be as follows:
Encouragement Edith RyalL
In The Morning Margaret Nesbit
The Guiloltine Mona Flesher
Hand Car 412 Alice Neely
Sockery Setting Hen.Harold Hayner
Our Guides Earl Riley
How I Tended the Baby
Who's Afraid Dorothy Torrance
Letting Things Go Marie OahiU
BEMIDJI VS. WALKER.
The High school basket ball team
will play the Walker team next Sat
-urday night in the roller rink. The
game had been scheduled for Friday
night but it was postponed until
the following evening to not conflict
with the U. C. T. dance which will
be given Friday night. Grand Rapids
is anxious to schedule a game with
the second team and it is possible
that it will play them next Friday
night at Grand Rapids. A rule has
been slated here which forbids any
pupil appearing for practice that 1B -VV
not above grade, which means an ^.o%
average of eeventy-flve per eent or 8g*3ff."
more. So far only about three have Je/*\
been kept out of gymnasium because
of their low grade. The members of
the second team that'will probably
go to Grand Rapids are: G. Gra- ^3^
ham, Earle Riley, Claude Ballsy*.
Leslie Slater, Adolph Klein and