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London, Dec. 7.With Lodz taken1
and advances of twenty-five mile*,
made on both flanks, the Germans in
Poland are gaining control of the
main roads leading direct to Warsaw.
The Germans are also threatening
Russian communications on the
southern front, and have also ad
vanced along the Vistula river and
fighting is reported at How, to the
north of Lodz and in the vicinity of
London, Dec. 7.Details of the bat
tle in the region of Lodz, North Po
land, are beginning to reach here
from Petrograd, and all dispatches
indicate the heaviest fighting in that
region during the past two days has
occurred in the course of maneuver
ing for the possession of Lask, fifteen
miles southwest of Lodz.
The latest Russian official state
ment indicates, fighting continues in
this region without a decision, and it
is apparent to British observers that
conditions in the north of Poland are
virtually the same as they were one
week ago, after the German army had
been saved from overwhelming defeat
by the brilliant operations of General
The most tragic moment of the bat
tle about Lodz thus far, it is report
ed in Petrograd, occurred between
Tuszyn and Brzeziny, southeast of
Lodz. Heavy German forces which
had penetrated to Tuszyn, it appears,
were surrounded and obliged to fight
their way out to Brzeziny to unito
with the main body. The Russians
essayed counter attack after counter
attack to prevent the junction, but the
Germans cut a passage at the point of
the bayonet, for fifteen miles.
Bloodiest Battle of War.
This battle is called the bloodiest
and most pitiless of the war. Petro
grad reports assert 90 per cent of the
German officers were put out of ac
tion, and many regiments had less
than one hundred men left. The
fighting lasted for thirty-six hours.
The Germans are said to have fallen
in rows, but their comrades pushed
forward over the bodies and hurled
themselves against the Russians,
whose losses also were great. The
Germans, after joining their main
body, were able to reform- their lines,
and German official statements assert
they have now assumed the offensive
along a considerable portion of the
front. ._.,.... _.
On the Szczercow line," "which is
fifteen to twenty miles long, in a re
gion east of the Warta river, the
fighting, according to Petrograd ad
vices, appears to indicate that the
Germans have been reinforced heav
ily and that they are filling in the
gap between their right wing and Tie
isolated body which has been trying
to turn the Russian left wing.
Berlin claims, heavy captures of
prisoners in the struggle in North Po
land, while from Kiev comes the an
nouncement that the Russian fortress
there is crowded with German pris
In the Western Arena of War.
The French statement says to the
north of the Lys the allies made per
ceptible progress, the infantry making
an attack at daybreak, succeeding in
advancing 500 yards and holding two
lines of German trenches.
The statement says the Germans,
with violent attacks by heavy artil
lery, attempted without success to re
gain ground conquered by the French.
The Germans, however, report they
repulsed French attacks in Flanders
and to the south of Aleta, along the
Moselle river. The German state
ment also claims progress at La
Basse, in the Argonne forest and in
the region southwest of Altkrich.
The French report intermittent can
nonading by the Germans in the re
gion of Arras and in Champagne and
add that Rheims has been bombarded
with particular severity. The French
say they destroyed some of the earth
fortifications of the Germans. Ac
cording to the French statement, the
contests in the Argonne continues to
be waged hotly, and the French say
they have reoccupied several Ger
man trenches and repulsed all coun
ter attacks. The French say the sit
uation in Lorraine and Alsace is un
160 WANT PRIZE PIANO
Contestants in Huffman & O'Leary
Piano Contest Out to Win
NUMBER 92 LEADS THE RACE
As the time rolls around the piano
contest conducted by the furniture
firm of Huffman & O'Leary is getting
more and more exciting every day.
The young ladies who we know by
numbers only are making things in
teresting for one another as well as
for the men who make possible this
The contest closes May 1, 1915
and before the final day the race
promises to wax warm for the first,
honors. The standing of the contest
ants for the week closing December
2nd is as follows.
1, 109,000 2, 2,000 3, 7,000 4,
2,000 5, 2,000 6, 2,000 7, 2,000
(Continued on last page.)
CARDINAL Dl PIE1
Doyen of the Sacred
College Dead at Rome.
The London Central News has a
dispatch from its Rome correspond
ent saying that Cardinal Angelo di
Pietro, doyen of the Sacred college, is
Cardinal di Pietro vyas T)orn May
25, 1&28. He was papal nuncio at Ma
drid in 1887, and he was created and
proclaimed a cardinal priest in IS!)?,.
AUTO FACTORY SHOWN
Forty Thousand Feet of Film Illus
trating How Maxwell Cars Are
Made Thrown on Grand Screen.
MANY GUESTS ENJOYED PICTURE
RETURNED TO TRAINING SCHOOL
Ralph George Must Go Back to Red
Although his two companions,
George Burwell and Jim Mulligan,
were released this morning by Sher
iff Andrew Johnson, Ralph George
will be taken to Re Wing this even
ing by State Agent J. H. DeWitt,
where he will be again placed in the
boys' training school. It was this
trio which was sentenced to sixty
days in the county jail for stealing
some clothing from the West hotel.
George, who is 18, has been out of
Packed to the point of standing
room and after many had been turned
away, the Grand theater was the
scene of a complete automobile fac
tory Saturday night.
The complete process of building
the famous Maxwell "2f from raw
material. to the finished car was
shown and explained.
Beginning at the steel milts, show- said J. L. Lewis, the hustling secre-
ing the prparot**awufceelt dub.
testing in the chemical laboratories,
then the foundry and forge shops,
and the machining of the parts were
shown in detail.
Possibly one of the most interest
ing features is the final assembly of
the car and the different road testing
put into practice by this company.
At no time did the interest of the
audience wane and the pictures were
cleverly explained by an expert from
the factory who was thoroughly fa
miliar with the subject and proved
to be an interesting speaker.
By illustrating and explaining the
operations and manufacture it i3
easily seen how some of the greaj
industries of the United States have
risen to the point where it is possi
ble to give quality, refinement and
finish at a low cost.
As an attraction, a travelogue
feature was added which took up one
thousand feet of film.
California in all her beauty and
splendor, the virgin forests of the
Cascades in Washington and Ore
gon, and the now famous drive of
"Wild Bill'" Turner in his Maxwell
"25" up Mount Hamilton where he
broke the world's record, was shown.
DITCH 20 NOW COMPLETE
"Vmtractor George Brown Finishes
.avating and Brain Road Wi]l
Be Leveled Early Next Sring.
CONNECTS BEMIDJI AND NORTH
Judicial ditch No. 20, the road of
which is to make travel possible be
tween Bemidji. and Spooner and Bau
tractor George E. Brown and Ernie
dette, has jpist been completed. Con
Boiirgeois, the engineer in charge,
have returned from the northern
part of the county and both are well
pleased with the progress which has
Since early last spring 151,000
cubic yards of dirt have been re
moved, at a cost of $19,000. A
floating dredge with a three-quarter
cubic yard dipper being used. The
cost of clearing and leveling will
bring this amount to ?25,000, the
total cost of the drain's establish
This ditch, the excavating all hav
ing been completed, will be ready for
summer travel about June 1, imme
diately following the leveling which
will be done early in the spring. It
can be used for winter travel now.
This means that the connecting link
in the road between Bemidjf, Kelli
her, Spooner and Baudette, is prac
tically done and automobiles will
soon be operating between the south
ern and northern parts of the county.
A bridge will be built over the Rapid
river this winter. The road con
nects with those of ditches 13 and
5. While branch number one con
nects with the Rapid river country,
being four miles long. Ditch No. 20
is twenty-two miles long, including
The completing of the ditch affords
access to other projects which are
now to be started in that section of
Secretary of Hibbing Commercial
Club Pleased With 1915 Selection.
"It was with general satisfaction
and consent that Bemidji was named
as the proper place to hold the 1915
winter meeting of the Northern Min
nesota Development association,"
"We were delighted with the treat
ment accorded us last year and know
that our next convention in Bemidji
will be just as enjoyable and its re
sults just as beneficial to the north
ern part of the state. Bemidji is
rapidly becoming known as one of
the state's best towns, and with its
energetic and progressive citizens de
serves the reputation." Mr. Lewis
is waging an active campaign in be
half of Hibbing for the summer
meeting of the association. There
are two other places also being con
sidered Coleraine and Baudette.
the training school on parole and relatives in Funkley for some time,
the theft caused his return. He was was in Bemidji today enroute to
first sent to the institution when on- Fosston, where she will visit friends
ly seven years old. before returning to her home.
INDIANS HOLD MEETING HERE
Executive Committee of Chippewa
Council Met Here Saturday.
With more than half of its mem
mership present the executive com
mittee of the Minnesota Chippewa
Indian council, met in Bemidji Sat
urday afternoon. Many matters of
importance to the Chippewas were
discussed, chiefly being proposi
tions which are to be brought up
before congress by the delegation of
conference members. Major James
McLaughlin, of Washington, attend
ed the meeting and listened to some
of the objections and requests of the
Chippewas, coming here especially to
be present at the gathering. Those
present were J. G. Morrison, of Red
Lake, chief Nat Head, of Red Lake,
former secretary of the council
Henry Warren, of the Bena reserva
tion Charles Wakefield, of Cass
Lake Tom Reed, of Walker, and B.
L. Fairbanks, of White Earth. Sev
eral others interested in Indian wel
fare were in attendance at the ses
Mrs. A. R. Walker of Floodwood,
Minnesota, who has been visiting
G. A. R. ELECTS OFFICERS.
William Schroeder Succeeds L. 0.
Pendergast as Commander.
William Schroeder will succeed- L.
G. Pendergast as commander of the
R. H. Carr Post, N^ 174, G. A. R.
This was made known a the election
held in the regular meeting rooms
Saturday afternoon.f" T|ie other of
ficers elected follow: t'l-
Sr. V. CH. G. Poster.
Jr.^V. C.J. P. Irish
SurgeonR. O. Eastwood.
Officer of DayH: P.^Minton.
GuardF. A. Cross.
AdjutantGeorge^Chcney. It was announced today that the
first installation will take place on
the afternoon of the first Saturday in
January. i- ft
Will Be Last of $ixty-ThirdHas
Worked Almost the Entire Two
Tears of Its Existence.
APPROPRIATIONS Armament Question'
Cause Hot FightM
Bills to Come Before? Senators.
Washington, DecTf.4-With Speak
er Clark's resounding smash with a
mallet big enough for croquet in the
house of representatives, and Vice
President Marshall's light tap with
a little piece of ivory in the senate,
both precisely at noon, congress met
today for the short session which will
end March 4, 1915. i.
This short session will be the last
one of the Sixty-third, congress, a
congress that will go down in history
as one which worked almost the en
tire two years of its existence (only
six weeks' recess except the Christ
mas vacations) and as one which put
through a number of bills which will
effect the country, in $11 probability,
for generations. ~M'.
The program that ifcst be carried
out is the passage -orefflSrappropria*--
tion bills. These must be passed,
and every short session of congress
in the past has found difficulty in
passing them. But no congress in
the past which has gotten them
through successfully has had so
many perplexing complications which
threatened to kill weeks of time and
prevent the passage of the appropria
Are Many Complications.
Perhaps the most dangerous of the
immediately imminent complications
is the cotton legislation. While there
is no chance of any very radical leg
islation being passed, this temper
being clearly shown by both House
and Senate just prior to the adjourn
ment, democratic leaders feared today
that the southerners who have been
making the most noise about the cot
ton problem will not regard their
work as completed to the satisfac
tion of their constitutents unless
they make a large number of
The difficulty of choking these off
lies in the fact that this can only be
done by bringing in a rule insur
ing a vote without more than a cer
tain number of hours debate, and
the chairman of the rules committee
is Representative Robert Henry, of
Texas, acknowledgedly the leader of
protective legislation group.
Many Bills for Relief.
There are several bills for the re
lief of the cotton growers, however.
One of these is the bill providing for
the licensing of cotton warehouses,
and their inspection. This bill pass
ed the senate, with a number of
amendments, so that it included
not only cotton, but grain tobacco,
naval stores, canned salmon, and
The other piece of cotton legisla
tion which will be passed without ing the Bemidji schools.
trouble consists of amendment to
the Federal Resrve act. One of these Marguerite and Jack Shopp of
permits member banks to keep all of Funkley went to Fosston today where
their reserves in the regional reserve they will visit relatives for a few
banks, and the other permits the is- days.
IMPRESSIVE SERVICE HELD
Bemidji Elks Lodge Pays Fitting
Tribute to Departed BrothersDr.
Swinnerton Delivers Address.
SPLENDID PROGRAM GIVEN
Impressive memorial services were
held by Bemidji lodge, No. 105*!,
Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks, at the Brinkman theater yes
terday afternoon, in which fitting
tribute of respect and love was paid
to the members of the fraternity who
have been called to the Great Be
yond.. The ceremony was well at
tended by local and visiting Elks,
their families and friends.
Dr. George F. Swinnerton, of In
ternational Falls, who is a member
of-the-Bemidji lodge, was the-orator
of the occasion. He paid high trib
ute to the order and in eloquent
words called attention to its princi
ples and teachings and to its far
reaching influence for good.
The true significance of the word
charity as taught and emulated by
Elks throughout the United States,
was beautifully and forcibly set forth
by the speaker. His address was re
plete with good sentiment and high
thought and was very impressive.
Each number of the fine program
was given in a most pleasing man
ner. Mrs. Ruth Bradley Swinner
ton, wife of Dr. Swinnerton, de
lighted her hearers with several
numbers. She is the possessor of
a beautiful voice and revealed care
ful training in her* rendition of
"Come Unto Men,'.' by Handel, and
"O Lord of Life," by Salter.
Miss Rubie Henrionnet evidenced
her wonderful ability in reciting
"The Littlest Rebel," showing the su
perior quality of her work. Eugene
Cowles' "Crossing the Bar" was sung
with splendid effect by Miss Eliza
beth Erickson. Mrs. Van Praag and
Miss Beatrice Backus were the ac
companists. Remfrey's orchestra
played several selections.
The male quartette, comprising
Nat Given, Ollie Neilson, C. J. Wood
mansee and Bert Barker, sang "We
Never 'Say Good Bye," splendidly.
suance of the equivalent of 100 per
cent of the unimpaired capital and
surplus of the Bank inemergency
currency, instead of only 30 per
cent as under the present^law.
Then there is the conservative* pro
gram in its many phases.
Fights Expected Today
Fights were also expected today to
occur during this session on three
porkbarrel bills, the rivers and har
bors, the public buildings, and the
good roads bill.
The attitude of the president will
probably determine the facts of the
ship purchase bill, so far as the
House in concerned. There is strong
opposition to this measure in both
houses, and, while it was admitted
today it would be easy enough to
force it through the house by means
of a rule there is no assurance that
the President could force the bill
through the Senate in the brief time
which will be available. Opposition
in the Senate centers with those sen
ators who are intensely opposed to
government ownership as a general
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'DOC" RUTLEDGE HERE.
Given Cordial Welcome by
Friends on Visit Home.
The Phone Must Be Out O Order By-"HOP
A. G. (known to almost every Be
midji resident as "Doc") Rutledge,
was a visitor here Saturday and Sun
day, returning to Minneapolis, where
he is connected with the state
weights and measures department,
last evening. Rutledge, who for
many years was a resident of Be
midji and the editor of the Pioneer,
was given a warm welcome by his
many old friends here. He is the
secretary of the Northern Minnesota
Editorial association and already is
planning for the next convention
which is to be held at Thief River
Falls. "Doc" says it's going to be
a dandy. His son, Earle, is attend-
Wants Protection for Noncotjv
batants on Mexican 'Border.
An additional protest .from Gov
ernor W. P. Hunt of Arizona, asking
that adequate protection be afforded
noncombatants from the fighting
across the border from Naco, Jhas
reached the state department at
The governor demanded that the
combatants be compelled to withdraw
their activities farther beyond the
The department will ask Secretary
Garrison for a report from General
Eliss on the Naco situation.
RECEIVE STATE AID FINOS
Beltrami County School Districts
Given $29,160--Bemidji Receives
$5,850 As Its Share.
DIVIDED INTO THREE DIVISIONS
Earl GeiJ, county treasurer, has re
ceived three checks from the state
treasurer in payment for Beltrami
county's claims for state aid. One
of the checks is for semi-graded and
rural schools, amounting to $16,-
totals $12,350 is for ^tte high and
The money will be distributed
among the various school districts of
the county some time this week, be
ing accompanied by the apportion
ment, the money for which was re
ceived some time ago, and the
amounts collected by local tax levy,
said Henry Alsop, deputy auditor,
today. The treasurer still has a lit
tle work to do on the distribution.
Of the Beltrami county schools to
receive state aid, Bemidji obtains the
largest portion, receiving $2,500 for
industrial work, and $1,000 for train
ing which with the other aid totals
$5,850. Blackduck comes next with
a total of $2,200.
CASE WAS CONTINUED.
Hearing in England Case Will Be
Held Next Monday.
On complaint of an insurance com
pany, Call J. England, of this city,
was arrested Saturday afternoon
by Deputy Sheriff Denley on a charge
of misappropriating funds paid into
his hands for premiums. He was
immediately arraigned before Judge
D. H. Fisk, court commissioner. The
hearing was postponed until next
Monday, England being released on
a bond of $1,000.
ENJOYED BOAT TRIP.
One Tear Ago Delegates to Conven
tion Here Entertained on Lake.
One year ago today, December 7,
1913, Lake Bemidji froze over, and
two days previous, the fifth, Captain
MacLachlan entertained the delegates
to the Northern Minnesota Develop
ment association on a lake excursion
on his passenger boat, the City of Be
midji. The day was ideal, many of
the delegates taking off their coats,
to better enjoy the cool lake breezes.
?mn m' GOT
SUFFER BY CHANGE
Dulnth Herald Regrets Withdrawal
of Mackenzie as Association's
Secretary, But Sees Progress.
M'CARTKY TO BE GOOD OFFICTAlf
Bemidji Man Given Credit for Estab
lishment of SocietyWin En
ter Land Business in Mill City.
W. R. Mackenzie, of Bemidji, wna
pn December 15 will retire as sec
retary of the Northern Minnesota De
velopment association, after having
served in that capacity for five years,
in fact since the very beginning of
the booster organization, is to enter
the-land aacMn-vestment buabusasvaLs
Neatly- having opened an office fn the
Palace building, Minneapolis.
Herald Praises Work.
In the last issue of the Duluth
Evening Herald, the following refer
ence is made to Mackenzie:
"It is too bad that W. R. Macken
zie had to quit the secretaryship,
but a mighty good thing that since
he had to, his place is to be taken
by George D. McCarthy of Duluth.
In that way, a good man takes the
place of another good man and much
i the association will regret the loss
of Mr. Mackenzie, it will never regret
taking on Mr. McCarthy.
"And by way of valedictory to Mr.
Mackenzie's services as secretary, let
it be said that if it had not been fo"
him there would have been no N. M.
D. A. that if, an N. M. D. A. having
been started, there had been no Mac
kenzie to keep it going, it wouldn't
have lasted two years. He has given
splendid service, the results have
been large and important and he de
serves the thanks of all northern
Kelley Some Booster.
In speaking of President-elect
Kelley, the Herald continues:
"The association elected Charles T.
Kelley of Menagha to be its presi
dent, and that was a good stroke for
Kelley is a booster of the first water
and worth his weight in gold as
^^"HQotiiir/lQF.Jibrary aid, amount
ifi&S il&S&.&!^^ Jferesomtion^jgasseA^~-~
A Resolution Passed.
the-Brainer* convention, the^ follow^ "^rz
ing was included:
"This association desires to extend?'
to President Albright, Secretary Mac
kenzie and all other officers of the
association, its appreciation of their
valuable services and to express our
regret at the determination of Mr.
Mackenzie not to serve as Secretary
of this Association any longer.
"Mr. Mackenzie has been our sec
retary since the organization of this
Association in fact to him, perhaps
more than to any other man is due
the credit of having brought about
its organization, and he has rendered
valuable services in his capacity as
Secretary and we trust that although
he retires from the position that he
will continue to be an active member
of this association."
STORM LASHES COAST
New York, Dec. 7.The entire
Atlantic seaboard from Norfolk to
Maine, is being lashed by a gale
which at times reaches the velocity
of seventy miles. The storm has
been raging forty-eight hours and
shipping is practically paralyzed.
Many vessels which put out before
the blow began have not reported
and much anxiety is felt for their
safety. Many cottages at the va
rious summer resorts have been de
SENTENCED TO STILLWATER
Harry McCnliongh Pleads Guilty to
Charge of Manslaughter.
Attorney E. E. McDonald returned
to Bemidji Saturday night from Park
Rapids where he was to have defend
ed Harry McCuIIough, charged with
murder in the first degree. McCuI
Iough was allowed to enter a plea
of guilty to manslaughter in the first
degree, which he did, the case not go
ing to trial. He was at once sen
tenced to an indeterminate .term in
the state prison at Stillwater. He
was charged with having caused the
death of Peter Haley, an old resident
of Park Rapids. At the time of the
crime there was much feeling in Park
Rapids, mob action being feared.
Thaw* Again to the Pore.
-Harry K. Thaw extradition ^cate
#111 be heard today by the United
States supreme court. The case was
advanced from its regular order af
ter William Travers Jerome declared
that delay was resulting in a disgrace
to the state of New York.,