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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 241.
Final Hearing Before Senate Com-
mittee Was Held Late Thurs-
BIG INTERESTS REPRESENTED
Send Men to Urge Adverse Action
But They Fail to Impress With
HOUSE PASSED POPULAR BILL
Initiative and Referendum Went
Through Yesterday With Over-
whelming Vote of 100 to 7.
By United Press.
St. Paul, Feb. 7.The final hear
ing on Senator Cashman's distance
tariff bill was held yesterday after
noon before the senate committee
Representatives of manufacturing,
jobbing, wholesaling and other in
dustries, backed up by railroad at
torneys, appeared before the com
mittee to argue against the meas
Among the speakers was C. A.
Magnuson, who has charge of a line
of elevators along the Great North
ern railway Geo. M. Gillette, Min
neapolis D. L. McCard, who oper
ates elevators in South Dakota and
lowa and J. H. Lindsley, chief
counsel for the Great Northern
Mr. Magnuson said that if the
bill becmae a law it would mean
that only the elevator firms with
the most capital would be able to
survive and that the bill would
thus create a monopoly for the big
interests, as opposed to the farmer's
Mr. Gillette illustrated his talk
with maps and drawings, based on
statistics, and showed that the
Iowa distance tariff law was a detri
ment to the industries of the state.
Mr. McCard told of his experience
in lowa, where farmers hauled their
#rain through the town of Caliope
to reach an elevator on another rail
road at Hawarden, one mile distant,
because the rate from Hawarden to
Council Bluffs was less than from
Caliope to the later place.. He said
this was a concrete instance of the
injustice of a distance tariff meas
Says Would Lower Present Rates
Mr. Lindsley argued that the
road.s were entitled to a reasonable
return on their investment, and
that the proposed distance tarriff
bill would make the rates lower
than the commodity rates now in
abeyance, pending the outcome of i
tb* United States supreme court
decision as to their reasonableness.
All of the speakers urged the com
mittee t0 delay action on the bill un
til after the final supreme court de
cision was handed down.
The committee members listened
attentively, but asked few questions.
Senator Cashman did most of the
questioning and brought out some
sv.o points by using the road's own
statistics, furnished the railroad and
House Passes Popular Bill
By a vote of 100 to 7, the house'
yesterday passed the proposed inita
tive and referendum amendment, in
troduced by \V. I. Nolan, in behalf of
(he committee on elections. It was a
rr-draft of a half-dozen individual
bills introduced previously.
It looked for' a time as if the ef
fect of the bill would be diminished
somewhat, -if not entirely taken
away, when an amendment was of
fered by Rep. G. \V. Brown, Glencoe,
who wanted to eliminate the pro
vision providing for circulating
petitions to secure signers/ and sub
stitute a provision that petitions
should be left with the village or city
clerks, for signatures.
The proponents" of the measure put
up a strong fight. Among them
were H. H. Dunn, former speaker,
John G. Lennon of Minneapolis and
CASHIAN BILL IS SALOON ON FIRE
READY FOR REPORT
Place Owned and Operated by Ole
Anderson on Beltrami Ave. Dam-
aged Early This Morning.
Fire broke out at 1:15 this morn
ing in the basement of the saloon
owned and operated by Ole Anderson.
The fire department made a quick
run and arrived in time to check the
flames which were beginning to
spread to all parts of the building.
Just how the fire started is not
known as there was no stove or any
other heating apparatus in the base
ment. Some believe Jhat some furn
iture polish, which was kept near
where the fire is believed to have
started, exploded but the exact
cause is unknown. 'Small damage
was done to the building except by
smoke and water.
The department experienced some
trouble in locating the fire as the
smoke was dense.
A. GILMORE IS DEAD
Old Time Resident of Bemidji, Who
Operated Drug Store at Kelli
her, Taken By Apoplexy.
A. Gilmore of Kelliher, for many
years a druggist in Bemidji, died of
apoplexy shortly after he had finish
ed his dinner this noon. Mr. Gil
more operated a drug store in Kelli
her being in partnership with John
Goodman, of Bemidji. He leaves a
wife at Kelliher and three grand
daughters at Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Mr. Gilmore and Mr. Goodman
started the City drug store in Bemidji
about twelve years ago. Later he sold
out to E. N. French and the store was
operated as E. N. French and com
pany. Mr. Gilmore went from here
to Blackduck and was later bought
out there by E. N. French. He had
been in Kelliher for about three
Funeral arrangements have not yet
BOMB HITS POLICEMAN
Garment Workers and Police in a
Serious Battle in Williamsbury
By United Press.
New York, Feb. 7.A riot between
more than 1,000 garment strikers
and the police occurred in the Wil
liamsburg section Thursday after
noon caused by one of the strikers
hurling a glass bomb at a special
policeman stationed at the entrance
of the Gunther building.
The building was badly shattered
and the policeman and a bystander
were seriously injured. A riot call
brought scores of policemen to the
scene. The blue coats used their
club freely and men and women
hurled bottles and bricks at the of
ficers with telling effect. Several
were arrested, including the man
charged with hurling the bomb.
SHOW MRS. BRINKMAN.
Mrs. Fred Brinkman, of the Brink
man theater, is shown in a moving
picture film which was taken at the
capitol in St. Paul as the delegates
to the recent moving picture con
vention and the governor were
leaving the building. Mrs. Brink
man was the only woman delegate
to the convention and is probably the
first woman in Bemidji to appear in
moving pictures. The film is being
shown at, the Brinkman tonight.
Frank Hopkins of Renville. All of
these, however, said that they would
vote for the bill, even if the amend
ment failed, so that it was generally
conceded that the bill would have a
handsome majority on its final
passage. Not even the most enthusi
astic, however, anticipated the walk
a-way which followed when the body
convened again in the afternoon.
The amendment was lost by a vote
of 60 to 52.
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THE BEMIDJI DAILY
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, 1913.
MAINTENANCE CITY BUILDING 1912
Game With Cass Lake Scheduled For
Saturday Night With Party
CLOSE CONTEST IS EXPECTED
Tomorrow night the Cass Lake
High school basket ball team will
play the local team in the roller rink.
The Cass Lake team comes here with
an excellent record and the local boys
expect a fast game. A game had been
scheduled with the Bagley team but
failed to materialize. The Cass Lake
boys have made a good showing with
other strong teams this year.
Fosston will probalbly be the ijext
team to be played after Saturday's
game. So far Bemidji has only play
ed two games, losing one to the Foss
ton team. Tomorrow night's game
should show just how strong the Be
midji team really is as they have
played one poor game and one fast
one. Coach Carson has continued to
keep the men practicing playing for
the defensive side of the game. The
line-up will probably bo (practically
the same as in the Walker game.
There will be an informal dance in
the Odd Fellows hall immediately
after the game.
DRUNKS ON STREETS
A sleigh load of men apparently
drunk dashed up Beltrami about 1 p.
m. today. Several of the men had
partly emptied beer bottles and were
waving them in a cheerful manner at
the people on the side walks.
Drunken men on the streets have
become a common sight during the
past three or .four months and many
women say that, they are afraid to go
down town unaccompanied after dark.
A meeting of the members of the
Associated Charities of Bemidji will
be held this-evening at eight o'clock
at the Carnegie library. Some im
portant matters will be discussed this
evening and every member will be
expected to be present.
Supplies $ 63. 60 Cost year 1912 $2454 .69
Salaries 1693.75 Cost Year 1911 2261.15
Material and repairs 62.79 Increase 193.54
AFTER A LITTLE INSIDE INFORMATION
BAND CONCERT TONIGHT
Musicians Are Ready to Appear for
Regular Monthly Program-r
SOLO BY "HAPPY" ANDERSON
The February concert of the Be
midji band will be given in the city
hall this evening with H. E. Ander
son and Alfred Neumann as solists.
Director Kemfrey announced this
morning that there would be a dance
following the concert.
Following is the program:
MarchThe Eastern Wheel.
OvertureThe. Northern Star.
WaltzFlower of Love
MarchThe Director General.
Medley OvertureGue Edward's
Clarinet SoloPolanaise Brilli
ant, H. E. Anderson.
March--10th U. S. Int Band
A. Remfrey, Director.
HELEN HELLER TO LECTURE
New York, Feb. 7-^Helen Keller,
born deaf, dumb and blind has al
most fully surmounted one of her
handicaps and is to make her first
public appearance on the lecture plat
form at a Socialistic meeting in
Montclair, N. J., tonight. Although
Miss Keller has been able to speak
to a certain extent during the last
year, the development of her voice
under the care of a singing teacher
has now reached the stage where her
words will carry in an auditorium.
"The belief that the loss of one
sense increases the powers of the
others is a fallacy," she said in a
very understandable way last night.
"The habit of patience is the only
thing that helps one to bear the limit
ANNE WARNER FRENCH BURIED.
London, Feb. 7.-Miss Anne" War
ner French, the American authoress,
formerly of St. Paul, who died last
Saturday was buried yesterday in the
churchyard of St. Gregory at Mam
GRASS IS THE THING
A. E. Chamberlain Says That It Is the
Greatest Asset Given to Nor
ADYISES GOOD DAIRY CQWS.
"Grass is the biggest thing God
ever gave us. Use a cow, sheep or
horse as a harvester and it will turn
you a profit.
"One acre of Northern Minnesota
grass land is equal to three of
North Dakota for grazing purposes.
"The best kind of live stock to put
on the farm depends on the land and
the man. But look to it that you
have a good animal.
"Due bills are better to have from
the store than bills due.
"Opsahl will have wool on his
back before he has wings.
"The' most profitable cow in the
world is the best dairy cow a man
can put on his farmbut they must
be properly cared for."
The above key sentences are taken
from the address delivered by A. E.
Chamberlain before the sheep meet
ing in the High school yesterday af
ternoon. Mr. Chamberlain was open
in his declaration that the dairy cow
was the most profitable cow if proper
ly cared for although lie, himself,
had raised the beef breeds in his
farming days. "I do not like to
milk" was the reason he gave for
keeping the less profitable kind.
Mr. Chamberlain said that the aver
age Minnesota cow produced 150
pounds a year of butter fat. Allowing
her two acres for grazing and an acre
each for grain and hay J!or winter
keep, Mr. Chamberlain figured that
she cost $30 a year to keep. At
twenty-five cents a pound, the cow
brings in a revenue of $37.50 with
a profit of $7.50.
A cow giving 200 pounds will bring
in $50 and allowing an extra $6 for
increased cost of keep, she brings in
a profit of $15., He graded his cows
up until he cited the case of one pro
ducing 400 pounds of milk. At that
yield, the income is $100 while the
care is $50 and the profit $50. Some
cows produce as high as 1,000
pounds of butter fat per year.
For sheep, Mr. Chamberlain, ad
vised a long wool cross. He said that
the field should first be Sown to clover
hay and timothy as the sheep can-,
not live on brush only. "Sheep need
only a rough shelter," he said. "An
open shed where they will keep dry
and out of the wind is all that they
need. Warm quarters make them
soft and lessens the wool crop. Be
sure to give them plenty of hay and
fresh water to keep them in the best
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
OF $1,000 STARTED
Four Hundred Dollars Raised in A
Few Minutes at Commercial
Cluh Thursday Night
USED IN BUYING LIVE STOCK
Animals to Be Shipped Here in Car
Lots and Redistributed to
Farmers at Cost.
THE MEETINGS WELL ATTENDED
Buyers Showed Keen Interest in
Live Stock Problem.Some 4,
Practical Talks Given.
Four hundred dollars of a revolt?
ing fund of $1,000 was raised at the
Commercial club meeting last night
in about ten minutes. The stock sub
scription list was headed with $100
each by T. J. Burke, president of the
Northern Grocery company,, and A. G.
Wedge, Jr., vice-president of the.
First National bank. The fund is to
be used for the purchase of live stock
in car lots,
Details of the management of th*
fund have not been fully worked out
but the matter is being left to th%
directors of te Commercial club, It
is believed that a central* committee
of business men and farmers will be.
appointed to handle the money or
else a livestock association" with
shares at $50 each will be incorpor
ated- In either case, the school board
will be asked to allow A. B. Nelson
to,be one of the managers of the yen?
The revolving fund is to be used
for the purchasd of livestock inAlarge
lots thate the farmers will be able to
*t- a time ca
will not be bought until a pasture
somewhere in the city has been fenced
in and until enough' farmers have
ordered stock to assure the quick de
livery of the animals after they are
laid down here. A buyer who knows
the animals will be sent out to make
The action on the revolving fund
came at the close of the evening ses
sion of the sheep meetings held here
yesterday. While the primary ob
ject of the meeting was to arrange for
the importing of sheep, it was early
seen that cattle as well as sheep are
needed here. The first lot of stock
to be shipped in will probably be two
cars of sheep and a car of cows and
heifers. All are to be females and the
stock will be bred up by the use of
pure bred males.
Many Fanners at Meetings
The session held at the High school
in the afternoon was one of the best
attended farmers' meetings ever held
in Bemidji. The room was full and
scattered among the farmers were
many business men of this city who
are interested in farming and who
wished to learn more of the sheep
business. At the Commercial club
session in the evening, the rooma
were crowded and it was necessary
to press the billiard and pool tables
into use for seats.' The evening meet
ing was attended by many farmers
who stayed over.
A. B. Chamberlain, development
agent of the Great Northern, was the
first speaker at the afternoon session.
Mr. Chamberlain was formerly a stock
raiser in South Dakota and told of
some of. his expediences with beef
cattle. He and Thomas Keefe of
Bagley, D. Theriault of Akeley. and
Charles Carter, of Hines, were the
men on the program who had had
practical experience with sheep. Each
was given close attention. 'At the
end of the meeting, the andience ad
journed to the Brinkman theatre to
see the picture of the Soo line stump
puller and the Dupont dynamite
i H. J. Maxfield, state immigration
commissioner, said that in 1911 Bel
trami county had 5,731 head of cat
tle and about 1,400 sheep. He quot
ed statistics from a southern county
to show that the proportion of live
stock to population there was much
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