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Went Through Late Wednesday Aft-
ernoon by Vote of 35 to 25
After Bitter Fight.
COUNTRY AGAINST THE CITIES
Members Lined up Solidly, from
View of. Places of Residence in
Spite of Dwinnell's Plea.
CASHMAN COMPARED RATES
In Two Hour Speech, He Urged Pas-
sage of Bill in Order to Equalize
Costs of Shipments.
By United Pra.
St. Paul, Minn., March 6.By a
vote of 35 to 25, the Cashman dis
tance tariff bill, empowering the rail
road and warehouse commission to fix
railroad rates on the basis of distance,
passed the senate late Wednesday
It was a bitter fight, the hardest
of the session. With few exceptions,
the country members were lined up
against the city members. At times
the speakers mentioned this fact and
urged that this alignment ought not
to exist. That there were two sides
to the controversy became apparent
when Sen. W. S. Dwinnell, Minnea
polis, was making his plea against
Senator Dwinnell said that the
trouble was that the senate was dis
cussing a technical, economical sub
ject in a political manner. He de
cried the fact that the country mem
bers were on one side and the city
members on the other. He said that
if any of the senators went outside
the state they took pride in telling of
the big cities in the state. He said
that it was true that the city de
pended upon the country for its con
tinued prosperity -and for that rea
son the cities ought not to be dis
Sageng in the Fight.
take a plat of ground and make it
,.j i-i i ii^
PASSED BY SENATE
Sen. Ole Sageng made the point
that under the present rates the
country was discriminated against in
favor of the larger cities.
Senator Dwinnell answered that
the smaller cities and towns were not
at a disadvantage in the matter of
rates under the existing laws. He
referred to the commodity laws,
which he said, equalized the rates to
all points on certain commodities.
"We need you and you need us,"
said Senator Dwinnell. "You impose
taxes for good roads to the extent of
millions of dollars, and we pay the Sinhin&-
bulk of such taxes without sharing
"I'd like to ask the senator where (jUl lilt RIGHT AiN
the cities get their vast wealth which
enables them to pay such taxes," said
to take a piece of wood and convert \d^s
it into something valuable, as it is to!
Id like to see you build a ience
around your city and see what would
become of it," said Senator Sageng.
"Build a fence around your farm
see what will happen," retorted,driven
spite of the lengthy debate, it
is doubtful if vote was changed
'either way by it. It served merely
to give the speaker a opportunity
*o be placed on record and put
right with their constituents,
Existing Rate Compared.
fien. S. D. Cashman, author of the
measure, made the longest speech. It
tasted for over two hours *ot.^ 1
invariably high.*, but he also showed
di* take up the mater ot existing
rates and-compare them with tne,
rates ahttilar commodities frir sim- -J^Ht/t AAI* hv Wtmi..
ttar distances in Iowa, in order to Charaottr Net Atmlratf ky Wenua.
dfeereponcies between rates within 1
tao state under the present rates. In|
University Professor Enters Plea Aft
er Having Shot and Killed St.
By United Pxeii.
St. Paul, March 6.Professor Os
car M. Olson, demonstrator at the
University farm located near the
state fair grounds, shot and killed
Clyde M. Darling, a driver for the
Capitol laundry of St. Paul, last
night at the rear of his home.
Olson later gave himself up to the
police pleading that the "unwritten
law" was responsible for the crime.
He was arraigned this morning and
the hearing postponed until Saturday
in order that a formal complaint
may be filed. Olson is one of the best
known agricultural workers in the
state. TO USE OWN BRANDS
Onion Growers Organize in Order to
Get Better Market and Stand-
ardize the Crop.
At a meeting held in this city at
the offices of Reynolds and Winter,
Wednesday afternoon, a new organi
zation was effected which will be
known as the Bemidji Onion Growers'
association. The officers elected
were: A. H. Jester, president, V. M.
Owens, vice president, E. M. Sathre,
secretary, H. E. Reynolds, treasurer
and John D, Lunn, manager.
The aim of this association is to
bring about uniform production, raise
the standard products, lower the cost
of production and distribution, to
place upon the market superior pro
ducts carefully graded and packed in
an association package and under an
association brand, to secure adapted
seed testing high in germination,
adopting rules best known for sow
ing, cultivation, curing and harvest
ing, distributing information obtain
ed by experience, study and reading
toward the further advancement and
uplift of intensified agriculture and
horticulture, and to remove the feel
ing of distrust and suspicion all too
common among farmer neighbors.
It is the desire of the officers and
directors of this association to se
cure the co-operation of 'the citizens
of Bemidji. They invite criticism
from all citizens interested and soli
cit suggestions which will assist
them in perfecting plans to meet con
Storage and warehouse facilities
have been secured opposite the Great
Northern station, some styles of
packages adopted, rules for grading
and packing established, advertising
methods considered, and a good
foundation laid for a substantial be-
almost ev^ry inabanee th* ratea also! tiaa keep tiwm. itovt.-Mlfootjtm MT
(Centmoart two flret V.4'.
"We earn it by labor," said Senator morning,DsuspendeSchaefer, Addie who was
Dwinnell. "It is just as much labor S
sentence of sixty
ive husband that the man
lagged from a sleigh Tuesday
night and whipped was the man who
ihadMrsbeenSchaefe out withan her.an unmarried
[woman went out sleigh riding with
two men Tuesday night. Mrs.. Schaef-
her companion saw her hus
band following. The two sleighs were
out into the country where the
women changed hats and seats. Down
town, they were met by Schaefer who
recognized his wife's hat. H___x._.d
the man from his seat and punched
him several times before he discover*
ed the women was not his wife.
CHILDREN ARE IMPROVING.
The two small children who .were
buraed i n. tb
^^m y^,, lt
HENRY UNRUH TO LEAVE
Assistant Cashier of First National
Bank Has Accepted a Position
WILL JOIN FRANK LAMBERT
Henry Unruh, assistant cashier of
the First National Bank, will leave
Bemidji April 1 to accept the cashier
ship of the First National bank of
McCloud, California. Mr. Unruh has
been in Bemidji for four years com
ing from Minneapolis.
The bank of McCloud has a capi
tal of $25,000 and has an equal
amount deposited with the govern
ment to secure bank notes. The bank
is owned by the same interests who
own the McCloud Lumber company
with which Frank Lambert, former
ly with the Crookston Lumber com
pany of Bemidji, is associated. Mr.
Lambert has acted as assistant cash
ier of the bank this winter and it is
largely through his efforts that Mr.
Unruh obtains the position.
McCloud people have the saving
habit as the last statement of the
bank showed savings deposits of
$291,000 with deposits of $9,000 .in
the government postal savings ac
count, making a total of $200,000.
Deposits in the bank run about
MB Uhruh's- successor in the Be
midji bank has not yet been named.
SPECIAL PROGRAM FRIDAY.
Tomorrow night the public speak
ing class of the High school assisted
by the Girls'' Glee club will give a
program in the assembly room of the
school.. The students have been pre
paring for this program for some
time and' are prepared to make it the
best given this year. The speaking
will be done entirely by members of
the public speaking class.
The Girls* Glee elub will sing two
songs and one solo will be rendered
by Miss Myrtle Neumann. Earle
Riley will speak "On the Road to
Mandalay" with piano accompanis
ment. Miss Mona Flesher and Har
old Hayher.. will repeat "A Pair of
Lunatics" which received an unus
ual amount of applause oa last Fri
day's program. The Boys* Glee club
will not sing at this program but will
probably be prepared to render a
couple of selections at the next one.
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 263. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1913. TEN CENTS PER WEEK
An admission charge^of ten cents wiIi]
big line of fancy gtooeries.
f^Def active Page
LATEST STYLES IN HATS
Bemidji Milliners Announce Spring
Openings for Friday and Satur
day of This Week.
ORIENTAL COLORS PREDOMINATE
The mSc "Bemidji miftihery stores,
namely Ihe LaFontisee millinery/,.
Hetland & Fallon, Henribnaiet mil
linery and the Edward: Sisters,, an
nounce their spring opening for Fri
day and Saturday. The four an
nouncements will be found in today's
issue. Everyone knows that a hat
is vital to the general effect of dress
All the millinery parlors in Be
midji have been prettily decorated
in harmon with their display of hats.
Small French hats are* very, much in
vogue for early spring, although
some large hats will: also be found
among the spring stock. The Bul
garian and Oriental colors predomin
ate. Bronze is very good this year.
Also amber, paradise and gold, pur
ple in all varieties, cerise, rose, pink:,
suffragette yellow, also the red tones,
and empire, salad and jade green.
All the spring hate are amply
trimmed, flowers, chiffons, maline
and ribbons befogusedtinabundance,
as well as berries^ and fruits. Wood
en flowers and clay berries are also
being used this year.. This is a new
A clever display of tailored hats
will be found among the- spring
styles. Bach and every one of -these
models show a distinctive individual
ity. The tarn, crown!, te-largely used
in the spring style. Leghorn, hemp
and java straws are very good this
year also velvet facings.
The LaFontisee millinery make a
specialty in the. Gage/ Capitol and
Landsco patterns. Hetland & Fallon
in the Gage and Heimann. Henrion
net millinery in the Gage, Delias and
beifiade F*ida*nigltfc*? JBttal)^^4.3lT Intln vue yoater
the Edward Sisters,
make a specialty of the Bradshaw
hat. Besides, these patterns they all
carry other lines, in the new spring
styles in Juvenile millinery.
ANOTHER CHIMNEY FIRE.
Fire in the kitchen roofs causeB
by an overheatedB chimney called the
aoout fouro'clock. The
jwagon had a ioag run a*d the horses
O. B. Eriekson will open bis new at the -scene of the bias* It waa
store located on tbetooroer of IMr* put out with fire extinguishers,
'teetrth and Minnesota avenue next if."S3 w*eeto of tho wagW made tho
Saturday. Mr. EHetakm will or* i
gate* difficult and theie waa mueh
rhll ftpe ffre^ a^*Jt meata irajd MUMt ovw the la* otboba tor 'will ahw bc-brettght up. Bvertbody
while snow Is o th* ground
TO MEET STRONG TEAM
Boys to Play Series
With Superior Two Nights Last
of Next Week.
WILL DECIDE CHAMPIONSHIP
in. a series which may give them
title as champions of all Northern
Minnesota or which may lose them
the championship honors already
won, the "Big Bemidg" basketball
team will meet the Superior team
two nights next week. The games
have been scheduled for Thursday
and Friday, March 1? and 14, and
will be played in the armory.
The series has been anticipated in
Bemidji for some time and final ar
rangements were made by Managers
CMson and Malone this morning.
Manager Olson further stated in his
letter that Superior is to play the
Duluth Boat club team, one of the
strongest at the head of the lakes,
for the head of the lakes champion
ship tomorrow night. Should the
Athletics win this,, they wilt come to
Bemidji as the champions of the head
of the lakes. Should they lose, Be
midjt will have to win from both
teams to get a clear title.
Since their victory over Mcintosh
last week, the Bemidji boys have
taken heart and are ready to go after
the championship bard. Every night
sees them busy in the high school
.gymnasium perfecting their play and
getting in.better form. The support
given the team at the last game
proved to the boys that their efforts
were appreciated. As it will cost
them about $60 to bring the Superior
men here, they will start selling tick
ets, at once.
The record made by the "Big Be
midg" team to date is as follows:
"Big Bemidg". 22 Fosstoh 11
"Big Bemidg". 37 Akeley 12
"Big Bemidg". 27 Grand Rapids. 13
"Big Bemidg". 35 Mcintosh
JURY BILL PASSED
St. Paul, March 6With but three
negative votes, the senate yesterday
afternoon passed the house bill allow
ing ten jurors to return verdicts in
civil actions after deliberating ten
The ^^m^^mttim ^i\\ have
a meeting Fridar evening at'
o'clock in the library, tlfc contt(tu- j^i ^"ilaaW
lion wttrbe adored at this
and the anti'tubercular movement
interested ta Invited to attend.
Number 40, Located in Fowlda,
Wants About $3,000 From Men
Who Backed Chas. Saxrud.
CpfiQNAL CASES ON SOOM
Sayer& to Be Tried for Forgery Sat
urday After JuiyHears Tenner
INSTITUTE HEBE. TOMORROW
Rural Teachers to Visit Bemidji
Grades in Morning and Hear
Program in Afternoon.
H.. C. Baer, cashier of the Security
State bank, and George Rhea,,assis~
tant cashier of the Northern Nation
al "bonk, were on the stand in district
court this morning, in the case of
Common School District Not 40' vs.
Adolph Klein, Prank Silversack and
Charles Nangle. The trustees of the
school district are suing the bonds
men of the late Charles^E* Sa,rud to
recover moaey which they claim ho
was short.. It is claimed that the
shortage amounted to about $3,000
at the tame of h,is deatib*
The defense is following the argu
ment that the school trustees did not
use proper diligence in checking the?
accounts of Saxrud, who was treasur
er of the district. Evidence- was in
troduced this morning to the effect
that Saxrud opened an account in a.
bank June 2,. 191^9 as "Charles E.
Saxrud, treasurer", and that on Sept.
2, 1910, the "treasurer" was dropped.
It was also said that he mixed per
sonal and. school funds in one check
ing account. Saxrud diedi! Feb. 18^
The jury ia the case was drawn
yesterday and it is believed that the
case will not be finished until Friday.
Because of the large number, of fig~
ures introduced in evidence, Judge
Stanton allowed the jury to take
notes. School District No. 49 lies in
Powlds. A* soon as this case is fin
ished, the case of M. M. Fenner vs. H.
P. Botting- will be called.. The crim
inal cases wfll start after- the Betting
case and it is probable that the first
tried will Be that of Sayers on a for
Why IKdn't He aayA
Sheriff Johnson and T&ny Schusser
returned: this morning from St. Cloud
where they took a prisoner toe, t& re
formatory. As the warden met them
at the gate, he askedt the sheriff*
"Which man is to stay?" The warden
wanted! to keep Schusser and" it took
some talking on Johnson's part to*.
secure his release
The county commissioners were itt
session again this morning. Mr. Op
sahl was scheduled to appear before
them this afternoon to take up the*
matter of securing an amendment to.
the Volsted act through which lands
may be put on the tax list sooner.
The commissioners this morning dis
cussed the proposition of buying up
some of the county bonds with the*
money now in the sinking fund but
did not arrive at a conclusion.
Earl Geil, county treasurer, re
ported that he took in il9,000 the
last day in February and that thtft
was a small sum for the last day of
paying taxes. W. B. Stewart, super
intendent of schools, is back from a
trip into the country south of Bau
dette and says that the settlers aro
making great progress there. More,
are going into the country all of h*.
time and he says that none are leav-
Mr. Stewart believes that there
will be a big attendance at the teaoh
-era institute to be bold here tomor~
row. Many of the ruraltoachera novo
the day/ ofr *y their
morning they wlU inject tho
city eehoola and In the afternoon w*Tl'
Iteten to a program and dteeoait