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County Officers to Be Made Non-Par
tisan on Primary Ballots if Leg*
islature Aots Favorably.
SAGENG'S RESOLUTION PASSES
Calls For Campaign Investigation
and Ke Will Probably Be Made
NORMAL SCHOOLS CROWDED
Moorhead and Winona Asking Legis
lature for Additions to Their
Special to Vhe Vlom*Mr.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 14.Coun-
ty committees will be a thing of the
past if toe composite bill now before
the senate, which proposes to amend
the primary election law by extend
ing the non-partisan feature to coun
ty officers, becomes a law.
The bill does not say that in so
many words, but that will be the ef
fect of placing county officers in the
non-partisan class. There wil} be
only the legislative nominees left to
form a partisan committee.
This was one of the points brought
out yesterday in the discussion of
the bill which had been maaje a spec
ial order of business for 11 a. m. In
order to enable senators to be thor
oughly familiar with the measure,-it
was decided to postpone final action,
on -the bill to Monday at 2 p. m.
A lengthy discussion was started
by Sen. Geo. H. Sullivan, Stillwater,
who suggested that the section in
taW primary, law" which "provides for
a classification of candidates by div
iding them' into classes, ought to be
He said it was a restriction on the
right of the voter to vote for whom
ever he chose, because he was'al
lowed to vote only for a certain num
ber of candidates in each clasd. Sen
ator Sullivan thought all names
ought to be placed in one division, so
that the voter could select the total
number of candidate's he was per
mitted to vote for.
Sen. Ole Sageng and several oth
er progressive leaders objected. It
is understood, however, that -Sena
tor Sullivan will submit his pro
posal in the form of an. amendment
to the bill when it comefl up 'again
Hay Investigate Administration.
Now that the senate has adopted
Sen. Ole Sageng'a resolution calling
for the appointment of a joint com
mittee to investigate campaign con
tributions and expenditures, specu
lation is rife as to the personnel of
the committee, assuming that the
house also will pass the resolution
One thing seems to be taken for
granted, and that is that Senator
Sageng, as author of the resolution,
will be chairman of the quizzing
With Senator Sageng at the helm,
the so-called stand pat element is
wondering what faction and what
party will be favored and white
washed by the committee.
The author, in answer to a ques
tion by Senator Sullivan, said that.
he proposed to investigate all party
campaigns impartially. But it is
pointed out that while Senator Sag
eng may be sincere in this respect
that the other members of the com
mittee may combine to "take a fall
oul of" the Bberhart administra
Normal School Crowded.
The state normal school board and
presidents of the state normal schools
met with the normal school commit
tee of the senate to discuss the bud
get prepared by the board for %h*
coining two years. Judge Ell Tor
rence of Minneapolis, president of the
board, said that the board had trim-'
med the budget to the lowest amount
possible and had excluded the items
of $75,000 for a model school at
Moorhead and 1100,000 for anew
school building at Winona, which are
demanded by those cities and would
leave it to the legislature to deter
mine if it wished to-spend that addi
tional amount. L. A. Huntoon of
Moorhead and S. H. Somsen of Wi
nona, members of the board, urged
that the two item* he inserted-, and
said tha| crowded condittomr-at the
two schools made the need almost
Imperative. 'Senator Ole Sageng of
Dalton said that It would probably
be necessary for the oOnttolttee to
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 247. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY E
HORACE S. F06EL.
Hs Quits a* President of Phila
delphia Club Following Charges.
Photo by American Presa Amoctatlon.
visit the two schools before
Liquor Money For Roads.
The senate committee on towns
and counties recommends that ten
per cent of the liquor license money
in villages and cities of the fourth'
class which now goes into the coun
ty revenue fund, be placed in a road
"improvement fund in the municipal
ity, and expended on roads leading
into the municipality.
Coroner D*,C. Jones of St, Paul,
Coroner Gilbert Seashore and W. B.'their
Anderson of Minneapolis, appeared to
urge the hill increasing the salaries
of coroners In, Hennepin and Ram
sey counties from $4,000 to 15,000
and increasing the coroners' fees in
Senator H. N. Benson's bill auth
orizing county boards to spend $5,-
&0J) for land for county fairs was
recommended to pass.
MAYOR "BOB" DEAD
St. Paul, Feb. \4.Robert A.
Smith, one of the most prominent
pioneers of St. Paul and Minnesota,
both in politics and business, died
Wednesday night at 7.15 o'clock at
his apartments in the Marlborough.
Mrs. C. W. Copley, his daughter, was
the. only one present at his bedside
when the end came. Although he had
been failing rapidly for several days
he rallied Wednesday, and death'
later came suddenly. It was due to
exhaustion, caused by his extreme
age and the weakening effects of an
attack of pneumonia from which he
was just recovering.
His Life in Brief.
Born, June 13, 1827, Booneville,
Elected auditor, Warwick county,
Came to St. Paul, May, 1853.
Secretary to governor, 1853-1856.
Appointed county treasurer, 1856.
Elected county treasurer, 1857.
Re-elected county treasurer fivo
Organized bank, 1866.
Elected to the legislature, 1872.
Elected to the city council, 1883.
Elected mayor, by the council,
Elected mayor by the people, 1888.
Elected to state senate, 1886.
Re-elected mayor, 1890.
Defeated for mayor by F. P.
Elected mayor, 1894.
Appointed postmaster, 1896.
Elected mayor, 1900, 1902, 1904Koors.was
Elected county commissioner, 1910.
NAVAL OFFICER COMING
Plans to Start at Bemidji for Lake
Itasca and Bow Down Mississippi
Biver to the Gulf.
pedal to ko SVoBoer.
Chicago, Feb. 14Andrew Toehn
jtoehn, a quartermaster in the navy,,
plans to row the 2,500 miles length
of the* Mississippi from Lake Itasca
to the gulf this summer.
He plans to get to Bemidji about
June 1, row up to Lake.Itasca, and
then start down stream. He will use
a specially constructed metal boat.
FAVOBS CASHMAN BILL
Crookston, Minn., Feb. 14.The
Crookston Commercial club last night,
by resolution/ urged the Polk county
representatives in the legislature to
vote and work for the Cashman dis
tance tariff bill. Judge Watts and
others urged postponement of action
owing to an evident lack of knowl*
edge of me provisions of the bill and
the manner in which the smaller
cities would bo affected.
Cass Lake Times: Archdeacon
Parshall completed his annual visits
to the different missions, in com
pany with Bishop Morrison, who re
turned to his home in Duluth Tues
daythe archdeacon spending a few
hours with his family before taking
up his regular work of the diocese
Wednesday. In talking over the
phone with the archdeacon he told
us of their encounter with a bliz
zard near the White Earth reserva
tion which not only caused great
physical discomfort but endangered
JUrais LaValiey etalertained a nunv*
Mr ofliis friends'Wednesday "eve
ning, the occasion being his birth
day. The following guests were
present: Mr. and Mrs. Swanson,
Mr. and Mrs. L. Bloomquist of Cass
Lake, Miss Kittle Gisle, Miss Lillian
Schultz, Mrs. Finstead, Mr. and Mrs.
Dewey, Mr. and Mrs. C. LaValiey,
Mrs. F. Case and son, Mrs. McKin
non and three daughters. The fol
lowing assisted in the serving: Mr.
and Mrs. Bloomquist, and Misses Kit
tie Giese and Lillian Schultz. Card
playing and dancing was the divers
ion of the evening. L. Bloomquist
furnished the music.
A surprise party was given Thurs
day evening at the home of Mrs. J.
C. Cobb, in honor of Ruth Wine
brenner, the occasion being her
birthday. Games were played and
at eleven o'clock a lunch was served
by Mesdames J. C. Cobb and DanG.
Winebrenner. The following guests
were present: Misses Gladys Arm
strong, Alice Hulett, Mable Booth,
Margaret Nesblt, Viola Voltz, Ruth
Getchell, Ruth Miner, Zenda Bell
and Messrs. Leslie Slater, Delbert
Ellitson, Floyd Chandler, D'Arcy
McGee, Floyd Hyatt, Alex Cameron,
George Graham and Bill Walker.
Miss Anne McGillen acted as chap
John Koors entertained at a val
entine party Thursday evening from
6:30 to eight o'clock. The fol
lowing guests were in attendance:
Geraldine Hagerty, Margaret Sym
ons, Ellen Crothers, Margaret Lord,
Ruth Richards, Vera Dempsey, Eva
White, Mary Warfield, Margaret
Klein, Verna Barker, Ruby Collard,
Grace Curry, Ralph Markham, Carl
Crothers, Arthur O'Leary, ^Rupert
Stechman, Eban Bowser, John Rich
ards, Earl Markham, Chester Noll,
and Walter Barker. The color,
scheme was pink and white. Mrs.
'assisted in serving' by
Mrs. A. Lord and Misses Dollie Koors'
and Marie- Raymond.
ALUMNI SEND GREETINGS
Graduate! of the University of Min
nesota Living in BJimidji Com
munieate with Banqueters
ANNUAL MEET IN 0ZJS
CASH REGISTER COMPANY'S
OFFICIALS ABE FOUND GUILTY
Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 14.The
jury in the case of John M. Patter
son and twenty-eight other officers
and former officials of the* National
Cash Register .company, charged by
the government with violation the
Sherman anti-trust law, at midnight
returned a verdict of "guilty as
charged In all three counts of the
The indictments were returned a
year ago, after the government inves
The present trial Occupied fifty
days. The National's expense at
the trial was $500,000 and the gov
The maximum sentence of each
man on the three counts is a $15,000
fine and a year and a half in jail.
Alumni of the Uniyefrsity of Min
nesota living in Ben&d}i last night
sent their greeting#~4e the ^three
presidents of the University who" are
the guests of honor tonight at the
annual banquet of the General Alum
ni association. Dr. Folwell, the first
president of the University, is cele
brating his eightieth birthday, to
The greetings were sent on heart
shaped cards furnished by the alumni
association, each card being marked
with a script initial of the president
to whom it was addressed. The fol
lowing alumni of Bemidji had their-JLast year Brainerd was Bemidji's
names signed to the cards: A. A.
Andrews, Alice Austin, Mr. and Mrs.
H. C. Baer, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Brown,
Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Dane, Miss
Beatrice Eddy, John F. Gibbons, Miss
Ruth Holton, Miss Donna Lycan, Miss
Bernice Pendergast, Dr. C. R. San
born, Dr. E. H. Smith, W. B. Stewart,
M. Torrance, Abbie M. Trask, Ber
tha M. Trask, and Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
Wonder What Scoop's Lady Frieni-d Thinks
t FEBRUARY 1913.
PLAY DEER RIVER TONIGHT
High School Basketball Team To Meet
Tfcfc^kampion* of fhe Range in**
BRAINERD GAME SCHEDULED
Tonight the High'school basket nail
team will play the Deer River team in
the. roller rink. -The DeeriRiver&boys South'
wf arrive in Bemidji atJi:lie- on "the
Great Northern an^ will be met by a
large number of the High school
students and the local team. The
gamewill start promptly at 8:30 with
Tanner and Earl Bailey as forwards,
Claude Bailey and Elletson as guards
and Johnson at center.
The game promises to be fast as the
Deer .River team comes here with
a clear record having defeated Cass
Lake by a large score and five of
the range cities 'including Brainerd.
strongest opponent and undoubtedly
has a strong: team this year.
Tonight's game will mean much
for either team as both are running
close for the championship but as
yet Deer River is in the lead as they
have won every game played while
Bemidji has lost one. This game will
decide which is the better team.
From reports received here of the
visitors, they are heavy and appear
capable .of playing a fast, clean
game. If Bemidji should take the
lead during the first half, Coach Car
son plans to put in three sustitutes
the second half and make the teams
more evenly matched. a
The next game scheduled is with
Brainerd for next Saturday night
in this city.
Elkanah Commandery, the local
lodge of the masons, is receiving its
annual inspection today. Rev. H:. F.
Parshall, of Cass Lake, commander
of Elkanah lodge is in the city for the
inspection. The inspecting officer Is
Eminent Sir Knight Jesse Norton,
grand senior warden, of Duluth.
With him are Sir Night H. L. Dres
ser, senior warden of the Duluth
commandery, and the Right Eminent
George H. Stowc jgran'd commander,
of Wadena. John G. Morrison, Jr.,
and Omar Gravejle are here from Red
Lake to attend the inspection, i
Nil i-i I IlllllMTi mrmm00tmm
i ~a in II H:
PORK IS GOING UP
Increase in Price of One Dollar
Hundred in Four Weeks Helps
f& ABOVE FEBRUARY 191ft
Pork Is going np. For the first
timiL since last October, hogs at the
ante sold at
eight cents this week. TWa prica^ la
$2 a hundred higher than that of
February 1912. Receipts at the
principal markets have fallen off
800,000 pounds from the correspond
ing period in 1913. The Union Stock
yards company in South St. Paul
quoted the following prices and re
ceipts yesterday: i
Cattle f*. 7. 200
Today, Feb. 13, ..7.90-8.00 7.86-8.00
Feb. 12 7.88-806 7.90-7.96
Feb. 8, 7.40-7.46 7,40-7.48
Avg. Wt. Price
96 Hogs, 202 8.00
70 Hogs, 216 8.00
42 Hogs, 220 7.96
12 Hogs 212 7.96
SHEEP AND LAMBS
Market: steady to strong.
Cows and heifers 4.00 -7.00
Veal Calves 4.25-9.00
Market: steady to strong.
Veal calves steady.
STOCKERS AND FEEDERS
900-1000 lbs 5.60-7.25
Stock Steers, 600-900 lbs. 4.60-7.00
Stock Cows and
heifers Tf. 3.75-6.60
Stock bulls 4.50-6.60
Market: steady to strong.
\AM6M rve. B N SO
F- vftU TO 5*MD
TEN CENTS PER ^WEEK,
WAR WITH MEXICO
Judge Charles Elliott*of Minneapolis
State Panama Canal Should Be
United State Must Protect lives of
Americans and Foreigners to
Uphold Monroe Doctrine
DIAZ DEMANDS SURRENDER
Report Thursday Evening Stated
That Madero Government Had
Been Galled to Give np.
Mexico City, Feb. 14.The
Cable building in which the
American newspaper correspon
dents write their dispatches was
hit five times by shells within
five minutes time Thursday at
fernoon. The correspondents
Stuck to their desks throughout
the din of the explosions and th%
cable operators remained o$ 4
their keys, not one jf. dth*m
making a movejjgyhsjrt his
Not knowing but that the
next few seconds might send
them ail to theirdeaths, every
corresdondentjand operator en
gaged in furnishing the Ameri- ft
can public with news of the bat*
tie raging in the capltol, per
formed his duty with perfect
Minneapollsr Feb,^14,War -with
Mexico Is inevttalrie. Judge C. S.
Elliott, former secretary of com
merce and police in the Philippines,
and authority on internationl-law.
made this statement here last night,
after a careful study of conditions in
"The Panama canal must and soon
will be the southern boundary of
the United State," said Judge Elliott.
"Intervention is imperative if the
United States would preserve amic
able relations with European powers.
If the United States expects foreign
nations to observe the Monroe doc
trine, it}must Intervene and furnish
protection to foreign citlsens living
in Mexico. Intervention will not
mean the mere landing of a few
marines to protect the interests'of
"It will mean along war, the most
serious (bat the United States has
been involved in since the war of
Mexico City, Feb. 14.At five
o'clock last evening it was reported
that General Dias had demnaded the
surrender of the national palace.
Before dark the fire on both sides
was intermittent, but apparently less
vigorous from the federals. The gov
ernment*troops receiving ammunition
In small consignments, it is said they
are running short.
New York,-Feb. 14.Four hund
red men were hired Thursday by the
depot quartermaster at Governor's Is
land to man the four transports now
being "held at Newport News, Va,, to
carry troops to Mexico. The crews,
Including sailors, firemen, oilers and
stewards were to sail for Newport
News tomorrow on a Dominion ljnes'^
steamer and board the vessels,
Vera Crus, Mexico, Feb. Uj-r-Seven
German and American pay roll money
guards on the International railway,
were killed and robbed by a body of
fifty rebels'at Vanegas, near |erV
Thursday. Other employees on the.
train on which the guards were rid
lng, were robbed. Later in the day^a*
freight train of twenty cars was de-^
railed and burned. All train' servfter
in San Luis Pososi has been dfseosp*
tlnued because of the danger of rebels
Mexico City. Feb., 14.Fighting^
between the adherents of the Madero
government and the rebels under'
Felix Dias was resumed In tkar
streets of the Mexican capital yes-(/-^J:^
terday morning. The use of hoth^r^
sides of long range artillery is an^
ever-present menace- to the lives of^
Washington. Feb. 14.The killing