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MAY BE ABOLISHED
Senate Passed Election Bill Friday
Placing Candidates for Legisla
ture on Non-partisan Basis.
COUNTY OFFICERS INCLUDED
Provisions Said to Have Been Added
in Order to Have Measure Killed
in the House.
APPEAL COURT NOT FAVORED
Sullivan's Plan to Have Tribunal to
Try Judges Previous to Recall
By United Press.
St. Paul, Minn., March 1Members
of the legislature and county officers
will be elected on a non-partisan
basis in 1914, if the house passes
the bill which the senate passed yes
The vote of 43 to 8, which result
ed in the passage of the composite
senate election committee's bill, was
a surprise to many after the strenu
ous opposition which it had encoun
tered in the past.
The big majority seems to bear out
the statement made by one of the
members Thursday who said that the
amendment to extend the non-parti
san feature to members of the legis
lature was added for the pupose of
killing the measure in the house.
That amendment was offered by sen
ator Clague immediately after the
senate had killed Senator Stebbins'
amendment to elimate the second
second choice clause from the bill.
Progressives in the house are in
clined to reserve their attitude on
the provision of the bill placing
legislative candidates on a non-parti
san basis. This very fact, however,
is an indication that they are not
over the proposition.
When the county officers were in
cluded in the non-partisan feature of
the bill, the cry went up that it
would do away with county com
mittees With legislators elected on
a non-partisan ticket there is doubt
whether there will be even a sem
blance of a state organization as
as state officers and congressional
candidates are now the only officials
remaining in the partison class.
Another surprise the senate sprung
yesterday was the defeat of Sen.
H. Sullivan's bill to create a court to
determine the charges brought
against the judges previous to a
popular recall. The vote of 36 to 23
was not as close as the vote early in
session, when the senate included the
recall of judges in the Moonan popu
lar recall bill.
The next big matter to come before
the senate will be reapportionment
and distance tariff. The latter is set
for a special order for next Wednes
Representative H. A. Putman in
troduced in the house a bill calilng
for the submission of a constitution
al amendment prohibiting the sale,
manufacture or transportation of li
quor in the state.
L. A. Lydiard of Minneapolis intro
duced a bill providing for retirement
of district judges physically incapaci
tated from work and for the payment
of their salaries for the term for
which they were elected. The bill
is in the interests of Judge John Day
Smith of Minneapolis.
F. A. Nimocks introduced a bill pro
hibiting judges of municipal, district
or supreme court seeking other offices
unless they resign.
M. J. Sullivan proposed to place en
forcement of the antl-cigaret law in
the hands of the state dairy and
food commission and make possession
of cigarets or cigaret material prima
facia evidence of law violation.
A bill by H. H. Dunn compels all
dealers to "candle" eggs and sell only
eggs which are wholesome.
Senator C. P. Cook of Austin in
troduced a bill providing for a closed
season on quail for three years. Un
der terms of the bill shooting quail
will be prohibited until Sept. 7, 1916.
A fine of from $10 to $50 is fixed as
penalty for violation.
8eoretary et A. F. ot L., Who
Ordered Pittsburgh Steel 8trike.
by American Press Association
Was Taken to Duluth Early This Mor
ning for Violation of Parole on
HAS A RECORD AS FORGER
E. D. Howard, who was sentenced
to sixty days in the county jail last
December upon conviction of a charge
of petit larceny, was released at mid
night last night and at once rearrest
ed on a bench warrant of a St. Louis
county judge. He was taken to Du
luth on the morning train by Deputy
Sheriff John Movern.
Howard came to Bemidji last fall
and was received by the young peo
ple as he came with an apparently
clear record and was a native of
Grand Forks. He worked for dif
ferent firms until the latter part of
December when he suddenly left
town. The next day it was discover
ed that he had cashed a check for $25
to which he had signed the Marcum
Printing company. He was caught
in Thief River Falls and brought
here for trial.
At the trial the charge was chang
ed from forgery to petit larcency in
order to save him from the reform
school or state prison and he was
sentenced to sixty days in the county
jail. When he did not report to the
Duluth judge according to the pro
visions of his parole, his case was in
vestigated with the result that he
was taken back to Duluth this morn
ing for contempt of court.
Deputy Sheriff Movern stated that
Howard had been convicted of forgery
in Duluth in March 1912 and that
the judge had allowed him to go on
probation instead of sending him to
the St. Cloud reformatory. Since he
has violated his parole, the judge may
send him to either St. Cloud or the
state's prison at Stillwater
THIRD MADERO KILLED.
Washington, March, 1 Official an_
nouncement of the kiling of Emilo
Madero, brother of the former presi
dent of Mexico, reported several times
recently, was contained Friday in a
dispatch from Ambassador Wilson,
who reported Madero shot while lead
ing a rebel force in the northern
states. This brings the death list of
the Maderos in the recent Mexican
troubles up to three.
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 259. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 1, 1913.
Because of the interest shown in
the Pioneer straw vote on the propos
ed sites for the new postoffice, the
polls will be open until twelve o'clock
next Wednesday.. The Pioneer has
no more loose ballots and future votes
must be 09 ballots clipped from the
The count of the ballots in the post
office site contest at noon today re
vealed that a war is being waged be
tween the supporters of the Fenton
corner and those of the Hakkerup
corner. The vote on the Fenton cor
ner fell today from forty-eight to
forty-one percent while the vote on
the Hakkerup corner increased from
twenty-eight to thirty-eight per cent.
The Odd Fellows' corner is running
a bad third having dropped from
tighteen to fifteen per cent.
The percentages at noon were:
Fenton corner 412
Odd Fellows' corner 152
Court house 021
Second street 014
Third and America 009
Opposite Cochran's 009
"William McCuaig, mayor-elect who
will assume his office Monday, this
morning named the following men
as police for Bemidji under his ad
George Lane, chief Jacob L.
Brown, Charles Johnson and John
MADE I MATTER OF RECORD
Mark Twain Bound to Satisfy Hi!
Better Half That He Had Obeyed
"Samuel L. Clemens immensely ad
mired Grover Cleveland, also hie
young wife, and his visits to Wash
ington were not infrequent. Mrs.
Clemens was not always able to ac
company him, and he has told us how
once (it was his first visit after the
president's marriage) she put a little
note in the pocket of his evening
waistcoat, which he would be sure to
find when dressing, warning him
about his deportment. Being present
ed to Mrs. Cleveland, he handed her
a card on which he had written, "He
didn't," and asked her to sign her
name below those words. Mrs. Cleve
land protested that she couldn't sign
it unless she knew what it was he
hadn't done but he Insisted, and she
promised to sign it if he would tell
her immediately afterward all about
It. She signed, and he handed her
Mrs. Clemens' note, which was very
brief. It said:
"Don't wear your arctics in the
Mrs. Cleveland summoned a mes
senger and had the card she had
signed mailed at once to Mrs. Clem
ens at Hartford.Albert Blgelow
Paine, in Harper's Magazine.
You Don't Yawn When Sleepy.
A good, wide, open-mouthed yawn is
a splendid thing for the whole body,
says a hygienist. A yawn is nature's
demand for rest. Some people think
they yawn only because they are
sleepy. But this is not so. Tou yawn
because you are tired. Tou may be
sleepy also-, but that is not the real
cause of your yawning. You are
sleepy because you are tired, and you
yawn because you are tired. When
ever you feel like yawning, just yawn.
Don't try to suppress it. And, if you
aie where you can stretch at the
same time that you yawn, just stretch
and yawn. This is nature's way of
stretching and relaxing the muscles.
Indeed, if you are very tired but do
not feel like yawning, there is noth
ing else that will rest you so quickly
as to sit on a straight-backed chair,
and, lifting the feet from the floor,
push them out in front of you as far
as possible, stretching the arms, put
ting the head back, opening the
mouth wide, and making yourself
yawn. Those tense nerves wilf relax,
the .contracted muscles will stretch
vnd the whole body will be rested.
THE BEMIDJI PIONEE
MclNTOSH PROVES EASY
Visitors Downed by Big Bemidg Team
Last Night in Fast Game by Score
of 35 to 12.
VICTOR WAS CLEAN CUT ONE
In one of the cleanest, yet one of
the fastest, basketball games ever
played on a Bemid^T* floor, the Mcin
tosh etty team we&fc down to dejfat
before the Bemidji city team by a
score of 35 to 12 last night. From
the first whistle to the last every
man on each team was in the game
and the contest did not lag for a mom
Both teams played in hard luck at
times as they shot try after try for
baskets and could not connect. It
was a noticeable feature that most
of the fighting was under the Mcin
tosh basket. The few times Mcin
tosh connected with the Bemidji bask
ets were marked by the fact that the
Bemidji guards had been drawn for
ward into the scrimmage and a long
throw to a Mcintosh forward result
ed in a basket.
Bemidji started the game with a
rush and had the ball under the Mc
intosh basket at once. Time and
again the forwards tried for goals
only to miss by the smallest of mar
gins. Finally Neumann connected and
a great shout went up. Brandon and
Peck followed him in short order. Mc
intosh had a basket thrower who sel
dom missed in practice but was un
able to deliver the goods in the heat
of a scrimmage.
The victory last night puts the city
team in a class as one of the fastest
in the state. The attendance was close
to the 300 mark and the boys clear
ed about $20. Efforts are now being
made to bring the Superior team here,
other strong teams and is considered
well able to give the local team a bat
The box score:
Bemidji 35. Mcintosh 12.
Bemidji Baskets Brandon, 5
Peck, 2 Bell, 1 Neumann, 5 and
Jacobson, 2. FoulsBrandon, 2
and Neumann, 3.
Mcintosh basketsSimonson, 1
Narveson, 1 Stoben, 2 Lee, 1. Fouls
Narveson, 1 Stoben, 1.
Quick Work, Scoop, Quick Work
RIGHT ON TIME
Showing by Conlmissioners,
STATEMENT OF MONEYS EXPENDED
FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE PURPOSES
Districts the Amount of Tax Levy for
1910,1911 and 1912 and the Amount Expended for
The Tears Following Each Levy.
Ed. NoteThe money levied in 1910 was expended in 1911 and the
1911 money was expended in 1912. The 1912 levy will be spent in 1913
and no figures will be available until the end of this year. This table was
prepared by County Auditor George.
DISTRICT Tax Levy Money Spent Tax Levy Money Spent Tax Levy
1910 1911 1911 1912 1912
No. 1 $ 3,501.76 $ 833.49 $ 3,779.42 $ 602.40 $ 4,076.36
No. 2 942.21 ~5,0ST.&fr 1,8S.'48~ 3 35.37 1,996.03
No. 3 M87.22 -M71.30 1,776.98 2,870.34. 2,014.67
No. 4....\. 2/566.51 6,547.26 2,547.40 7,140.69 2,430.07
No. 5 2,695.98 7,536.68 2,626.82 5,104.85 2,699.62
Totals ...$12,393.78 $23,866.53 $,12,387.10 $19,086.65 $13,216.75
State aid 1,654.57 5,122.61
Liqoior licenses 960.00 1,440.00
Donations 700.00 1,000.00
spend ..$15,735.48 $19,949.71 $13,21*6.75
Total expended $23,866.53 $19,086.65
District No. 1 is the town of Bemidji, including the city of Bemidji.
District No. 2 includes several unorganized towns and the towns of
Baudette, Chilgren, Eugene, Gudrid, Lakewood, McDougal, Myhre, Spoon-
er, Rapid River, Walahlla, Wabanica,, Wheeler and Zipple.
District No. 3 includes unorganized territory and the towns of
Alaska, Buzzle, Benville, Eckles, Grant Valley, Hamre, Jones, Liberty,
Lee, Lammers, Maple Ridge, Minnie, Northwood, Roosevelt, Spruce Grove
District No. 4 includes some unorganized territory and the towns of
Battle, Cormant, Durand, Eland, Hagali, Kelliher, Nebish, Obrien, Quir-
ing and Shotley.
District No. 5 includes unorganized territory and the towns of Birch.,
Blackduck, Frohn Hornet, Langor, Northern, Moose Lake, Port Hope,
Summit, Taylor, Turtle Lake and Turtle River.
FIFTEEN DEAD IN OMAHA
Omaha, March 1.Fire, believed to
have been caused by a gas explosion
cost fifteen or more lives here Fri
day. The Dewey hotel, a second-class
hostelry at Thirteenth and Farnam
streets, was destroyed by flames which
swept the three-story building with a
speed that precluded attempts at re
Some of the guests had time to
reach the stairways, but others were
caught by the collapsing roof before
they Could be rescued from window
sills on which they had taken refuge.
Several of the victims jumped or fell
from windows, and met either in
stant death or mortal injury
Accounts of the number of the per
sons in the building differed to such
an extent that accurate estimates of
the death were impossible today.
SUNDAY IN THE CHURCHES
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal
There will be no services on Sun
day. Sunday school at 10 o'clock.
Morning service at 10:30. Sunday
school at 12 o'clock. Evening ser
vice at 8. J. H. Randahl, pastor.
First Scandinavian Lutheran
Services in the morning at 10:30
and in the evening at 8 o'clock, con
ducted by Rev. Hegerberg, Sunday
school at 12. T. S. Kolste, pastor.
First Methodist Episcopal
Preaching 10:45 and 7:30. Sun
day school at 12. Epworth League at
6:30. Topic, "The Labor of Jesus."
Mrs. Head will lead this meeting.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at
8 o'clock. Everybody welcome. ChaB.
H. Flesher, pastor.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK,
NO INDICTMENT ON
H. A. RYDBERG
Grand Jury Completed Work Last
Night After Returning "No Bill"
for Spooner Marshall
TORRANCE IS COMMENDED
Thanked for the Efficient Manner in
Which He Conducted the Nec
MOON-HARRIS APPEAL IS IN
Was Filed Thursday and Carries Case
To Supreme Court.Two Guilty
Recommending that new mattresses
be bought to replace the old ones in
the county jail and thanking County
Attorney Torrance for the "efficient
manner in which he had conducted
the business before it, the grand jury
adjourned last night after making
its final report to Judge Stanton.
The report stated that the jury had
found the jail in good shape and sani
Indictments were returned yester
day against Ferdinand Busick for rob
bery in the first degree and for Busick
and Steve Rogers for grand larceny
in the second degree. The case of H.
A. Rydberg, marshall of Spooner, was
considered but no indictment was
found. Rydberg shot and killed a man
in Spooner last fall. Since the shot
ing and his subsequent arrest, Ryd
berg has been out on baitr
On Thursday, attorneys for J. O.
Harris served a notice of appeal ot
the Moon-Harris case to the supreme
court on Mr. Moon, his attorneys, and
Clerk of Court Rhoda. Mr. Harris
had been given an extra ten days
in which to perfect the appeal. The
case now goes to the state supreme
court where it is expected that it will
be argued sometime within the next
ten days. Following the argument,
it will be some time before a deci
sion is handed down.
Ben Overby today changed his plea
of not guilty of forgery in the second
degree to guilty and was given an in
determinate sentence in the St. Cloud
reformatory. He gave his age as
twenty-one. Overby raised a check
for $3.60 to $30.60 and passed it on
J. M. Reed of Blackduck.
Barney Lynch pleaded guilty to
day of grand larceny in the second de
gree and was also given an indeter
minate sentence in the St. Cloud re
formatory. Lynch confessed that he
took $40 from the person of D. H.
Mackaman of Puposky while he was
in a Bemidji hotel.
C. 0. D. ON PARCELS POST
Washington, March 1.On July 1
next, the collect- on delivery feature
will be added to the parcel post de
partment of the postal service of the
country. An order putting this into
effect was yesterday signed by Post
Under the approved regulations a
parcel bearing the required amount
of parcel post stamps may be sent any
where in the country and the amount
due from the purchaser collected and
remitted by the postoffice department.
The regulation provides that the par
cel must bear the amount due from
the addresses and the collection will
be made provided the amount is not
in excess of $100.
The fee will be ten cents to be af
fixed by the sender in parcel post
stamps. This also will insure the
parcel to an amount not to exceed
Miss Servia McKusick was taken ot
the hospital yesterday.
Mrs. C. C. Sheppard entertained yes
terday in honor of Lillian Flatner,
who celebrated her third birthday.
When Mrs. Newlywed had com
pleted her marketing in the Ridge ave
nue market the other day the butter
and-egg man said to her: "But you
have forgotten your razor."
"Razor," said Mrs. Newlywed, won
dering if the man was trying to makt
fun of her. "What do you meanr
"Why, your bread raiser ye*
iyesst eake," was the rettar.