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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 235.
BILL IS EXPECTED
One Will Be Reported By Senate
Committee Headed By Johnson
Today or Early Next Week.
FEAR BREWERY INTERESTS
Few Measures Bearing on Liquor
Question Brought Up as Fight is
Not Wanted at This Time.
TWO CENT FARES AGAIN?
Bendixen Bill Recommended to the
House For Passage Yesterday
Schmahl Not Censured.
By united PTMB.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 31.Sen.
Victor L. Johnson, Center City,
chairman of the reapportionment
committee of the senate, expects to
introduce the first bill of that nature
today or early next week.
Sub-committee meetings were held
yesterday, and a meeting of the
joint committee, consisting of the
chairman of the different legislative
districts, will be held today, for a
The introduction of the workmens'
compensation bill, as drafted by the
special sub-committee of the senate,
is the beginning of warfare between
employers on one side, and employes
on the other. Both factions will fignt
to the last ditch to secure all benefits
possible, and some lively sessions are
Fear Brewery Interests.
It is being rumored around legisla
tive halls that the reason for so few
bills being introduced in either body,
which have a bearing on the liquor
interests, is that no senator or rep
resentative wants to incur the dis
pleasure of the brewery element, for
fear of prejudicing his interests
when reapportionment is taken up.
With the anti-brewery element in
the minority in both bodies, there is
no doubt but what the majority will
try to re-arrange the legislative dis
tricts so as to add weak anti-brewery
districts to the strongholds of the
brewery interests. Consequently, no
legislator is willing to introduce any
radical anti-brewery bill at this time.
This is one reason why it is generally
predicted that every effort will be
made to rush reapportionment
through as early as possible.
On the other hand, since the
brewery interests can use the reap
portionment bill as a cudgel to intim
idate those legislators who do not
want to be legislated out of exis
tence, it is equally possible that they
will postpone action on reapportion
ment until the end of the session.
Old Soldiers Can't Agree.
A controversy between two
branches of the G. A. R. of Minneso
ta developed at the meeting of the
house committee on appropriations
when it considered a proposal to ap
propriate funds to send the survivors
of the battle of Gettysburg to the
semi-centennial celebration to be
held at Gettysburg, Pa., next July.
R. C. Dunn introduced' the original
bill at the request of the First Minne
sota regiment, which participated in
the famous battle. Objection was
raised to its being passed under sus
pension of the rules and it was re
ferred to the committee on appro
priations. This measure provided for
an appropriation of $30,000 to pay
the cost of the trip and named a com
mission of First regiment members
together with General L. A. Grant of
Minneapolis to have charge of its
Yesterday a second bill was intro
duced by Thomas Kneeland of Minne
apolis. It provided for an appropria
tion of $25,000 to be spent under the
supervision of the state adjutant gen
A~r. Dunn objected to this measure.
He said that as a matter of courtesy
to the First Minnesota, its members
should be given charge of the funds.
General Grant favored placing the
money in the hands of the adjutant
general,, while Captain Searles of
Stillwater and Edward Stevens of
Minneapolis favpred turning it over
to the Gettysburg survivors. No act
ion was taken.
Two Cent Fares Again
Two cent passenger fares may be
A. MITCHELL PALMER.
Painifylvania Congressman Talk
ed of For U. 8. Attorney General.
Photo by American- Preos Association.
returned to the people of Minnesota
notwithstanding any adverse decision
which might be given by the United
States supreme court in the Minne
sota rate cases.
The Bendixen bill, providing a two
cent rate on all railroads which earn
more than $1,200 a mile, was recom
mended for passage by the house rail
road committee yesterday by a un
animous vote. It will first be sent to
the judiciary committee which will
pass on its constitutionality.
The Bendixen bill is framed to
meet the objection to the 1907 two
cent fare law 'passed by the legisla
ture. It provides that for all dis
tances of more than five miles within
the state, no more than two cents a
mile shall be charged if the railroad
in question earned more than $1,200
a mile over its system during the
previous year. On distances of less
than five miles a three cent fare is
allowed. Mr. Bendixen has made a
point that if a~railroad earns $1,200
a.mile-, -the courts will hold the rate
Schmahl Not Named.
State officials in general are con
demned by the house committee on
public buildings in a resolution
adopted yesterday for dispensing li
quor in the state capitol building
during the governor's inaugural re
The committee had under consid
eration a resolution offered by Knud
Wefald, who asked for a legislative
investigation of the reported serving
of "high balls" at the inaugural re
ception. This resolution was aimed
at Julius Schmahl in whose office the
refreshments were served. The com
mittee, however, refused to single out
Mr. Schmahl. Its resolution con
demns the practice and instructs
that it be not repeated within the
A. P. Johnson came up from Be
midji Sunday morning, returning on
the Monday morning train.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Skriv
seth last Friday, a boy.
Sam Case, L. T. Otterstad and N.
A. Otterstad were Bemidji visitors
About a dozen from Farley attend
ed the dance here last Saturday
Miss Mabel Stanley returned to Be
midji Monday after having spent sev
eral days here as the guest of Mrs.
J. L. Dale.
Cyrus Tourriier came down from
Mizpah Saturday night.
E. Smith returned from the cities
last Friday and will stay home for
N. A. Otterstad transacted busi
ness in Bemidji Wednesday.
COUV.D ^OUTEU- M6..SIR.-**MXMCVV
SPTONfr- EQUINOX EVOLVE* AROUftt
W. R. MACKENZIE
Secretary of the Northern Minnesota
Development Association Home
For Sheep Meeting.
W. R. Mackenzie, of this city, will
return for the sheep meeting to be
held in the High school next Thurs
day, afternoon. Mr. Mackenzie's du
ties as secretary of the Northern
Minnesota Development association,
keep him in Minneapolis the greater
part of the year but he is returning
for this meeting. A. E. Nelson re
ceived word to this effect today.
Mr. Nelson also received a letter
stating that President Magivny, of
the South St. Paul Stockyards com
pany, would surely attend the meet
ing. It was learned this morning
that International Falls was expect
ing Governor Eberhart next Wednes
day and it was decided to ask him
to stop here Thursday. The govern
or was phoned but he stated that he
could not go to International Falls.
H. J. Maxfield, state immigration
commissioner who will be here, was
the county attorney of Wadena coun
ty up to one year ago when he ac
cepted his present position. Mr.
Maxfield was the first president of
the Northern Minnesota Develop
ment association and has been ac
tively interested in development'
work for some time. He will tell of
the benefits of clearing land with
WILL SHIFT HIS MEN
Tomorrow night the basketball
game between the High school boys
and the Walker, team will be a try
out for many of the players who have
been switched from their old posi
tions to new ones. Coach Carson has
been shitting the men from one-posi
tion to another to find out just where
each player plays his best game.
If conditions are favorable he will
put in some of the second team men
against the strangers. The line-up
.will probably be as follows for the
first half: Olson or Johnson, center
Bailey might play guard part of the
game but just where the following
will play is only known by the coach:
Tanner, Elletson, C. Bailey and E.
Bailey, subs. Slater, Riley, Stanton
Mr. H. H. Read, the National
Pole & Tie inspector was a Bemidji
Mr. Horace Cann, "the push" for
Page & Hill, was in Bemidji Wednes
day on business.
Mrs. E. M. Tshoeope was shopping
in Bemidji Tuesday and Wednesday,
spending Tuesday night in. Farley
Mr. Rice, the timber auditor of
the Crookston Lumber Co., spent a
few days in Nebish looking over the
business of the company.
Mrs. Fred Barr returned home Fri
day after spending the week in Be
Miss Julia Olson of Becida return
ed to her home Saturday morning,
after visiting her cousin Mrs. Tred
Mr. John Cook departed for his
home at Crookston, Tuesday morn
Mr. Albert Almendinger, of Hagili
was a caller in town Sunday.
Clyde Hagerdon, of Hagili, was on
business in Nebish, Monday.
The ice harvest has begun at-Ne
bish. Contractors Dietel and Gill
man are supplying the town.
If you want a jolly good time
come to our basket social, Feb. 1.
Our auctioneer has been, studying old
jokes for three weeks. If you have
any send them up.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAYPJflBNING, JANUARY 31, 1913.
MAY RESUMPTHE WAR
Turkish-Balkan Armistice Believed
Will Close Monday Unlets Quick
Action is Taken.
THE DIFFERENCES ARE SMALL
London, Jan. 31.-~-The curtain
may rise on the second act of the
Balkan war Monday The Allies de
nounced the,, armijsj^jg^ at seven
o'clock Irfst nKjgnl] fr'inff e"v"e"hts~take"
tne prescribed course, bombardment
of Adrianople will follow after a
four day interval.
Even at this eleventh hour, war is
not assured. A few hours before the
Allies proclaimed the momentous de
cision the Ottoman government pre
sented their reply to the, joint note
of the powers.
Never has a diplomatic problem
taken as swift and surprising
changes as these peace negotiations.
Instead of drawing the battle line at
the question of surrendering Adrian
ople, they offer a compromise which
comes so near to meeting the Bulgar
ian demandes, that settlement should
not be impossible and they leave the
Aegean Islands to the disposition of
the powers. A difference between
what Constantinople is ready to give
and Bulgaria willing to accept has
been reduced to such small propor
tions that even some of the Balkan
delegates believe a compromise may
Constantinople asks simply the
retention of a section of Adrianople,
where the holy shrine is situated.
Bulgaria always meant to leave the
mosques and shrines .to Turkey and
even confer the right of extra terri
tory, thus giving something of the
status of the Vatican in Rome. Vital
differences between the nations
amount merely to Turkey's demand
ing shrines and the surrounding sec
tions.* S. E. THOMPSON TO QUIT
S. E. Thompson, who has been in
business at Tenstrike and Margie for
about ten years, has announced that
he is about to discontinue his busi
ness at. both places and' move to In
ternational Falls. Mr. Thompson
has dealt in merchandise, posts, poles
and other timber at both places and
in addition lias operated a farm
near Tenstrike. The change will be
made in about thirty days.
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ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH
Howard Charback died in the St.
Anthony hospital Thursday after
noon at 4:45. Funeral arrangements
will not be made until the arrival of
his father from Virginia. It is be
lieved, however, that the body will
be shipped to Virginia land in
terred beside that of the boy's moth
er. Mrs. Charback died from burns
received in a fire in Virginia three
FIVE NEW FAFERS A DAY.
Philadelphia, Jan. 31, 1913-*-New
publications came into existence dur
ing 1912 at the rate of about five a
day, according to census figures com
piled by the 1913 American News
paper Annual and Directory, publish
ed here today.
The exact number begun is 1,686.
In the. same period 1,650 were dis
continued, making the net increase
for the year thirty-six, about equal
ly divided between the United States
and Canada. As in recent years,
there were many consolidations.
Much the largest comparative grow
the was in the daily field.
The publishing and printing in
dustry, is one that, in number of em
ployees, value of products, and value
added by manufacture, is exceeded
only by four others in the entire
realm of our country's manufacture.
The increase in value of output in
this industry is remarkable. In ten
years it was more than eighty-six
per cent. The annual income of
newspapers and publications is now
estimated at $-360,000,000a million
dollars a dayof which, perhaps,
two-thirds is derived from advertis
The current Annual and Directory
describes 24,381 publications, of
which 2,633 are daily 17,285 week
ly 3,069 monthly. These are printed"
in 11,629 towns, which are likewise
Publications issued in the interest
of various classes and lines of busi
ness continue to be numerous. There
are 208 such lists, running from the
large ones, devoted to religion and
agriculture, to small groups, repre
senting sociology, woman's suffrage,
cement and concrete, moving!^pic
tures, esperanto, etc. Every line of
activity has its printed exponent in
When In Doubt Play TrumpspEh, Scoop By "HOP*
BURNED BOY IS DEAD BEMIDJI BILL NOW INe
One Calling for Normal School North
of Moorhead-Duluth Tine Fath
ered by Anderson.
NORMAL BOARD TO SELECT SITE
Walter Anderson, representative
in the state legislature from Badger,
6n'Tuesdayj.llit*oduced a bill calling
^''-\itor a.-sixth normal school to
cated north of a line drawn from
Moorhead to Duluth. The house
committee already had under discus
sion bills calling for the location of
a school at either Cass Lake or Thief
The Anderson bill, or "general"
bill as it is known, was introduced
in order that the selection of a site
may be left 'to* the state normal
school board. This board is com
posed of one miember from each nor
mal school district and three from
the state at large. D. 6. O'Neill,
representative from this district,
stated before and after the.election
that he would not introduce a nor
mal school bill other than a general
bill but did introduce one fixing
Thief River Falls as the site.
A hearing was held by the house
committee this week while the three
bills were under consideratfon. E.
E. McDonald and J. J. Opsahl appear
ed before the committee and made
strong pleas for Bemidji. It appears
that Thief River Falls is making an
active effort to get the school but
should one be recommended by the
house committee, it is deemed prob
able that it will be the general bill.
TRAINING SCHOOLS ANNOUNCED
W. B. Stewart, county superinten
dent of schools'has received a notice
from the state department of public
instruction that teachers examina
tions for school certificates of the
first and second grade will be held in
Bemuiji Thursday July 31, Friday
August 1, and Saturday August 2.
Those for professional certificates
will be held at the state University
and the five normal schools Wednes
day and Thursday July 30 and 31,
and Friday and Saturday, August 1
and 2. There will he no examina
tions for common schoolv
this spring. Examinations in arith
metic, American history, English
grammar, and geography will be held
in high, graded and rural schools,
March 24 and 25/
/*e\M6MTl. M* UMH-N,
CHICAGO AND ST. LOUIS SCENES
Are Thrown on, the Screens to Illus
trate Different Phases of Crowd
ed City life.
Has Photos of Negro Champion at
Time of His Wedding and
While in Jail.
William Burton, Jr., one of the
world's best newspaper photograph
ers, is the. headliner at the Brink
man. this, week and his act is one of
the most novel ever shown in Be
midji. Mr. Burton throws a series
of fifty pictures on the screen, each
on to illustrate a human interest
story told by the photographer. The
pictures were taken while he was
staff photographer- for the St. Louis
Times, Chicago Tribune. Leslie's
Weekly and other papers.
WILLIAM BURTON, JR.
Among the pictures which* Mr.
Burton shows are life size pictures of
Jack Johnson taken at the time of
his marriage to Lucille Cameron, the
white: Minneapolis girl, and while
Johnson was in a Chicago jail, held
on a charge of violating the Mann
white slave law. He also has pic
tures of "Billy" Rugh, the crippled
newsboy, who gave his life as a result
of skin grafting in order that a girl
might live. The picture shows Rugh,
the girl, and funeral scenes.
Other pictures that Mr. Burton has
with him are child studies in St.
Louis and Chicago parks and tene
ments, a photo of an ice gorge in the
Mississippi at St. Louis on which he
was awarded a. special premium hy
Leslie's, one of some door step babies
being raised by a Chicago orphanage,
views of Theodore Roosevelt and
Governor Hadley at the Chicago avia
tion, meet, and street scenes in big
Mr. Burton's act is probably the
only one of its kind in America to
day. He came to Bemidji from the
range country and has played Du
luth, Superior, Aberdeen, Fargo, and
other big cities in this section. He
goes from here... to the twin cities.
Two pictures which he has not with
him are those taken at the time of
the time of the great stockyards fire
in Chicago, when Chief Hogan and
twenty men lost their lives.
The (pictures shown at the Brink
man are instructive and have a les
son in each which is not far below
the surface. Mn-iBurton will be in
Bemidji until Sunday night, ^i?,