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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 238.
FOR SHORT TERM
Favors Restricting President to Six
Years in Office So That Nation
Will be Given Attention.
MAKES EXCUSES FOR TAFT
Admits Tariff Attitude Was Not Cor-
rect, But Says That He Was
Not An Expert.
ARCHBALD CASE A PRECEDENT
Judge Was Impeached on Evidence
on Which an Indictment Could
Not Have Been Drawn
peet*l to The Moaeer.
St. Paul, Feb. 3."Restricting the
term of president of the United
States to one term of six years, is a
good thing. It will mean that presi
dents will spend their time in the in
terest of the people, Instead of build
ing a political machine for the next
"President Taft's tariff attitude
may not have been the right one, but
he is not an expert on tariff schedules
and could not reasonably be expected
to over-rule the action of Congress
in passing the measure, since they
had more time to investigate mat
ters than he had."
"The impeachment of Judge Rob
ert W. Archbald, of the commerce
court established a precedent becansr
he was impeached on evidence which
would not be indictable. The im
peachment, however, may have a
good moral effect on judges in gen-
^The above remarks, made Monday
by' Sen. Knute Nelson, before the
joint session of the legislature, in the
hduse chamber, were interpreted by
many to mean:
"Taft cannot be re-elected Roose
velt must not have another term and
any Republican is preferable to Wil-
"Taft's mistakes were excusable,
because he did not know what he was
"Judge Archbald would not have
been indicted if the same value had
been given the evidence which has
been the test in the past."
Intrenched with another six year
term in the United States senate, Sen
ator Nelson evidently is willing to
continue to take his chances with the
so-called "standpat" element.
Senator Nelson also thanked the
legislators and the people at large for
re-electing him, and said that he con
sidered their choice a vindication of
his record on national issues.
During the course of his remarks
the senator reviewed the work of
congress during his incumbency in
office in the past eighteen years. He
touched upon pure food regulation
and the investigation of the packers'
combine and suggested that the regu
lation of railroads, workmens' com
pensation, water power and corpora
tion income taxes could best be regu
lated by federal laws.
"The efforts of the states along
these lines," he said, "have been only
partially successful. They are handi
capped because they have jurisdiction
to regulate only intra-state matters,
jjlnd because the laws of adjoining
Referring to the coming Democrat
ic administration, Senator Nelson
said he did not anticipate any radical
legislation to result from it.
Senator Nelson also took up events
at large, following the enactment of
the Dingley tariff and the Spanish
American war and told of the growth
of industries and the country gener
ally. As a concrete instance of this
growth he cited the fact that in 1895
there were 3,700 national banks,
while, at present, he said, there are
The speech was received with en
thusiasm. Following the address the
senator mingled with the representa
tives and senators, renewing acquain
tances and meeting the new members*
many of whom had only heard of him
Mrs. A. T. Carlson has toft for her
old home in Nebraska where she will
visit for a month or six weeks with
her parents and relatives. This is
the first trip Mrs. Carlson has made
to her former home for a number of
tears Mr. Carlson returned yester
day from Valley City, N. D., where he
has spent several days on business.
Miss Carlson was formerly located
O by American Predb Association.
SENATOR KNUTE NELSON.
Vpeelal to' Tli Moneer.
Cass Lake, February 4.Four
hundred delegates from the Ghippe
way councils throughout the North
west are in Cass Lake today for the:
purpose of forming themselves into
an organization so as to better handle
their affairs with the government.
It was first believed when the idea
of calling a convention was broached
about a month ago that the organiza
tion could be perfected in one day
but it was learned this morning that
the Indians will be in session all of
Over fifty delegate representing the
Cass Lake, Leach Lake, White Earth,
Red Lake, Bowstring, White Oak and
Rose bud, South Dakota, and Odanah,
other reservations of Minnesota,
Wisconsin, arrived on the night
train and more are expected this
noon. They convened this morning
at 10 o'clock with J. J. Coffey presid
ing, who outlined the work to be done
the most important of Which was
along the line of organization and
bringing all the Chippewa tribe un
der one body.
LOUD HAS A BILL
Herbert Loud, an attorney who is
one of the candidates for the munici
pal judgeship^ lias drawn a bill which
he will endeavor to have submitted
to the legislature at its present ses
sion. The bill covering the sale and
carrying of pistols and revolvers. It
will prevent, in the future, he hopes,
much of the shooting which has been
done in many of the sections-of this
Mr. Loud's bill says that a per
son desiring to carry a revolver, au
tomatic pistol or pistol, shall make
application to the judge of the dis
trict court of his county, the appli
cation describing in detail the par
ty applying, giving residence, age,
'occupation and name. It makes it
necessary to have the application en
dorsed by two resident freeholders
of his election district. After a sat
isfactory examination by'the judge,
the clerk of the district court may
be authorized to issue a license in
duplicate, which" license will provide
for description of the weapon pur
chased, and which license shall be
issued for fifty cents.
"No person shall give, sell, loan or
in any manner dispose of to any per
son not in possession of a license, any
pistol, automatic pistol or revolver.
A person making such transaction
shall insert in the blank provided
therefore in such license a full de
scription of the property together
with the date of sale, and shall, with
in twenty-four hours of such sale
mail such duplicate license to the
clerk of court by whom it was issued,
which duplicate shall be preserved by
"No person shall carry any pistol,
automatic pistol or revolver without
having obtained a license and then
only such firearm as is .described in
said license. This act shall not apply
to a twenty-two calibre firearm or
any having a barrel twelve inches or
more in length, nor shall it apply to
any regular office of the United
States, or state, nor to a soldier or
Mr. Loud said, "I believe this will
be the means of eliminating such
vmrtfiiiMi on las* n*v**
SAID ON FIRE
By United VreM.
Sofia, Feb. 4.Part of Adrianople
is in conflagration. The city is
threatened with destruction by fire.
The blaze was set by the Bulgarian
bombardment which began last
night. It was resumed at dawn to
London, Feb. 4.The Balkan war
has been resumed. The bombard
ment of Adrianople began at seven
o'clock last night. A small skirmish
occurred at the Tchatlja lines.
The^armistice lasted exactly two
months. Bulgaria turned a deaf ear
to the remonstrations of the powers
and unless Turkey yields to the Bal
k'an demands, the allied armies will
attempt to drive her completely out
Of'Europe. According, to a.dispatch
from Belgrade.' Scutari is already on
the'point of falling. It is reported
that the Turkish commander sent two
representatives to the Servian com
mander to propose the capitulation of
Dr. Daneff, head of the Bulgarian
delegation, in an interview in Paris,
said he promised Sir Edward Grey,
British, foreign secretary, that if the
Turks immediately accepted the al
lies' conditions, they would conclude
/peace, but whatever happened, no
further armistice would be agreed to.
Oaman Npzim Pasha, the second
Turkish delegate, leaves tomorrow to
resume ambassadorial duties at Ber
lin. He said that from information
received from military sources, he be
lieves- the allies underestimate the
condition of the Turkish army and
would find themselves confronted by
a redoubtable enemy.
CARRY OFF WOMEN
By United Brass.
Mexico City, Feb. 4.Twenty-
two persons were killed, ten. wound
ed, twenty women were carried away
by Mexican revolutionists who shot
up a,train on the San Rafael and At
lixef railroad, fifty miles, fromnere
today. twelve of ithe .-military guard
on the train were killed. AIL others
All women passeng-
ers not killed or wounded were car
JOHNSON BOUND OVER
A. Johnson, held for murder of Sam
Marin, was arraigned before A. M.
Crowell, court commissioner, Monday
afternoon following the coroner's in
quest and was bound over to the
grand jury. Johnson waived pre
liminary examination. The grand
jury will meet Feb. 2g.
A rumor that Johnson had com
mitted suicide gained ground Mon
day night, and today but at press
time Johnson was stun alive and in
CR00KST0N DEBATERS WIN.
Crookston debaters are again com
ing to the front and landed the Ninth
congressional district championship,
in the state debating league of Min
nesota, Saturday night by defeating
the Ada debating team. The Crook
ston team will debate with the
championship teams from other dis
tricts until only two teams are left
to debates and the winner will be
entitled to the states' Championship
which was won by the Crookston
team last year.
I The question debated on last Sat
urday was, "Resolved, that all rail
roads doing an interstate business
should be owned and operated by the
federal government." The debaters
were Ruth Lindell, Edmund Sylvester
and Donald Hughes of Crookston and
Alma Natick, Ruth Lee and Robert
Steining of Ada. The judges were
President Weld of the Moorhead Nor
mal, Professor Taylor of the Univer
sity of North Dakota, and County At
torney A. N. Eckstrom of Marshall
county. After the debate the visiting
team and supporters were given a re
ception by the Crookston team:
Labor Unions and Co-Qperative So*
oieties to Get Together in Big
By United Press.
Minneapolis, Feb. 4.Farming
co-operation societies and labor un
ions of Minnesota,-Wisconsin, North
Dakota and South Dakota, will send
representatives to a three days meet
ing beginning here tomorrow for ther
purpose of organizing a federation:
for buying and selling farm products.
Farmers of these four states seek
merchants, business' men, laboring
men as customers. Prices and gen
eral high cost of living are trembling
on the brink of a dizzy drop, accord
ing to the men back of the co-opera
tive scheme who also see better prices
Some of the large organizations
represented at the convention are the
Minnesota,' Wisconsin, North and
South Dakota Equity societies, the
North Dakota Grain Dealers associa
tion, Minnesota. -Independent Grain
Dealers association, Minnesota Co
operative Butter Makers association,
adn the Minnesota Federation of
The speakers will include Presi
dent George E. Vincent, of the Uni
versity of Minnesota Elias Steener
son, postmaster of Crookston Profs.
James Jacobson, Meyer and Boyle of
the Nprth Dakota Agricultural col
lege, George S. Loftus and James A.
MAY CHANGE COURSE.
A teachers' meeting was held at
4 o'clock Monday afternoon in the
High school building. The subject
of changing "the course of study in
the local High school was discussed.
As yet no definite plans have been
made but the results will be publish
Cost of the Police Department for the fiscal year 1912 $3,978.70
Regular police salaries 13,720.00
Special police salaries 242.45
Team hire 6 r00
Equipment and repair^ 10.26
Total F.'l* 13,978.70
Cost police department year 1911 $4,004.20
Cost police department, year 1912 3,978.70
Decrease this year S 26.50
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAYiHSVBflNG. FEBRUARY 4, 1913. ^,_$v,-w *ww^* TEN CENTS PER WEEK^
NOT NEW IN AMERICA
Ireland Soon to Have Homo Rule News Item.
COSTOF Tffi POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR 1912MEETING
MILK DEALER GUILTY
First Conviction Under Minnesota
-Anti Trust laws Obtained in
By traited Press.
Minneapolis, Feb. 4.The first
conviction under Minnesota's anti
when a jury in the district court
trust laws was secured late Monday
hero found A. R. Ruhnke, president
Minneapolis Milk Co., guilty of con
spiracy to raise the price of milk.
The maximum penalty Is five years
in prison and a fine of $5,000.
There are five other defendants to
Ruhnke was the head of the Milk
The evidence was secured by the
use of a dictagraph during the
meeting at which the 'trust was
formed. WILSON IS ON THE PROGRAM
Minnesota Editorial Association
Hold Its Annual Meeting.
F. A. Wilson editor of the Bemidji
Sentinel, will deliver an address on
"The Country Press and What it
Should Stand For" at the annual
meeting of the Minnesota Editorial
association which will be held in St.
Paul Feb. 20 and 21. James Ruana,
of the Slayton Gazette, will give a
paper on "After Politics What?" and
Make the Country Newspaper a Bet-
J. R. Landy, of Olivia, on "How to
ter Paying Proposition".
By Vnited Press.
New Orleans, Feb. 4.Rex King
of the Mardi Gras carnival arrived
here at 1 p. m. Monday afternoon
with a flotilla of thirty vessels. The.
king this year is Hugh McCloskey,
president of the New Orleans Rail
way company, and the queen is Miss
Dorothy Wilmot, a local society belle.
It Was A. Sore Point WitbThe Lady's Husband 1 v-By^
At Least One Twin City Newspaper
Will Send a Special Correspon
dent Here Thursday.
AXELEY IS ENTHUSIASTIC
According to advises received from
J. J. Opsahl, who hame beeng iwhic the
wftl *bo^wBS JJeiiidJl^hursd*^ is
attracting'the attention* of the twin
city commercial interests. The Mint
neapolis Tribune, he says, will send
a special correspondent to cover the
A communication has been received
from the Crookston Lumber company
stating that D. D. Tenney, of the
Minneapolis land department, and C.
C. Cross, of t|te Bemidji land office,
the meeting. Letters
have %en received-from Commercial
clubs ai Cam fiake Akeley and Park
Rapids stating that those towns are
Rapids stating that those towns are
interested in the sheep movement
and will send delegations to the eve
ning meeting and for the afternoon
session if possible.
The meeting is being lueld under
the auspices of the Commercial club.
REMODEL BAZAAR STORE
Room Improved With New Steel Ceil
ing and White Tables.
Contractors have practically com
pleted the work of remodeling the
Bazaar store on Beltrami avenue. A
new steel ceiling has been installed.
The stairway entrance to the base
ment display room will be changed
from the center of the,floor toward
the front directly under the stairs
that go to the offices above.
Eight new, white enameled tables
have been placed in the center of the
floor, allowing for passage room on
either side between the show cases
and the tables. They have been
.placed there for the convenience of
the shoppers and will facilitate the
handling of a crowd. The store has
been departmentized and Miss Marie
Simons of Minneapolis will have
charge of the ready-to-wear depart
ment. She is an experienced sales
lady. Eric Ives, proprietor of the
store, plans on adding another de
partment before spring. He says that
it will beTme much needed in Be-
MEET THIS WEEK
Matter of Normal School for North
era Minnesota ii Being Coniid^
ered in the House..
THREE BILLS ARE INTRODUCED
One Calls for Location at Cass Lake,
One at Thief River and One Leaves
It to the State Board.
WILL POLK COUNTY DIVIDE?
Senator Sangitad Wants Decision
Left to the People Most Affected
May Amend the Law.
By United Kress.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 4.The Nor
mal school fight of four years ago, in
the Ninth district, is on again in the
legislature. At present it Is confined
to the house, but it will undoubtedly
creep into the senate shortly.
Bemidji, Thief River Falls and
Cass Lake (have already made a bid
for the school, while a general bill
has been introduced which proposes
to leave the selection of a site to the
normal school board.
P. H. McGarry of Walker, will
again champion the Cass Lake cause.
His fighting ability and influence are
well known, inasmuch as he succeed
ed four years ago in having a bill
passed by both hpuse and senate,
which proposed to establish the insti
tution In Cass Lake. Gov. John A.
Johnson settled the difference be--
tween the cities by vetoing the bill.
D. P. O'Neill, of Thief River, has
already introduced a bill providing
for establishing the school in his city.
He is placed in an embarrassing posi
tion, in- view oftiuL|act that Bemjdji
also is after the sehool, since Be^"
midji is also in his district.
It is apparent, however, that Rep
resentative O'Neill intends to favor
his home city although he said today
that he would remain neutral in the
matter, except to the extent of hav
ing the school located somewhere in
his district, instead of' in Representa
tive McGarry's district.
The normal school bill drawn' up
recently by the -Bemidji Commercial
club, which was sent Mr. O'Neill, was
introduced in the house by Rep. John
Anderson at the former's request, be
cause, he says, he did not want to
It is expected that there will be a
meeting of the committee to which
the house bills were referred, some
time during the week. This will un
doubtedly provoke the beginning" oY*
Sen. John Saugstad, Crookston,
yesterday Introduced a bill which
will make it harder for the Northern
portion of Polk county to form a hew
county in that section.
His bill proposes that not only
must the proposition to establish an
independent county receive the ma
jority of the vote cast thereon in each
county to be affected by the change,
but that it must also "receive a ma
jority of the votes cast in the terri
tory forming the proposed new coun-
"If the majority of the voters In
the northern part of the county want
to form an indeepndent county, I am
not here to oppose them," said Sena
tor Saugstad. "However, I am not
sure that the majority favor seces
sion from Polk county. For that rea
son I hope to have the amendment to
the law passed, which I introduced
in order that the matter will be up
to' the people in the territory af
fected.' -i -V/J:
"The persons who are looking for
personal gain, such as those who have
property, are the ones who are mak
ing the most noise. $
"I can see no logical reason to the
argument that the county seat of
Polk county is too far removed from
the northern part of the county, since
the'- railroad service. is adequate
throughout the entire county, BO far
as accessability is concerned."