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VOLUME 12, HO. 203.
London, Dec. 22.The Germans
are in partial possession of both rail
ways leading to Warsaw from the
west and southwest Skierniewice,
an important railroad point, has
practically been abandoned by the
Russians who today are directing a
strong counter attack against the
Germans between Rawa and the
Paris, Dec. 22.After two weeks
of fighting in an effort to maintain
their hold on the Belgian coast, Ger
mans are reported to have evacuated
Middle Kirk, north of Ostend. The
coast towns, Zeebrugge and Heyste,
have been vigorously bombarded by
allied ships during the past two days.
COUNCIL nr SHORT SESSION
Hormal School Site Appraising Com
mission Named By Alderman.
At the last meeting of the city
council for the year, held Monday
evening, five commissioners, known
as the board of appraisers for the
normal school site, were named. It
will be the duty of the commission
to appraise and assess all land which
has been ordered to be vacated for
the institution. The commissioners
will be Attorney Montreville J.
Brown and Dr. E. H. Marcum, first
ward Attorney Thayer C. Bailey,
second ward Edward Jackson, third
ward, S. Lycan, fourth ward. A
small number of bills were allowed.
AGENTS LEAVE BEMIDJI.
Deputies Brandt and Carson Desert
Indian Treaty Territory.
Bemidji is without a single Indian
agent Special Agent Carson was in
Bemtdji this morning, but has gone
to Park Rapids where he will make
investigation as to "blind-pigging."
He will then leave for the twin cities
where he expects to spend Christmas.
Agent Brandt, Chief Larson's main
assistant, left last night for his home
in Minneapolis. They expect to re
turn to Bemidji soon after Christ
MEECTJKY HITS 20 BELOW.
Northwest Wind Causes Thermom
eter to Take Big Fall.
With a northwest wind to inten
sify the cold, the thermometer reg
istered twenty below at six o'clock
this morning, bringing Bemidji's
coldest weather of the winter The
weather man predicts continued cold
and fair Pedestrians on the streets
last night and this morning wore
their overcoats buttoned high around
their necks and saw to it that their
ears were well protected
List of advertised letters "UN-
CLAIMED" for week ending Dec 21,
at the Bemidji postoffice: MenAn
derson, Wm Bulmer, Cadron,
Mr. Thomas, Griste, Harry Hatch,
Mr Kenngott, Mr Robt., Larson,
Mr Geo Loftf jelde, Mr Lavender,
Mr Benjamin, Miller, Mr R.,
Miller, Mr M, Montgomtry, Mr A.
G., Park Region Land Co., Schwen
deman, Mr Pete, Strand, Wm Syv
ertson, Mr. Casper, Zenith Subscrip
tion Agency Women Anderson,
Miss Hildar, Bloomquist, Mrs. Chas,
Carson, Mrs. Lillie Hudson, Mrs.
A government survey has resulted
tn ranking the Yukon river in fifth
plade among the great streams of
CVVVMJ TH E CU
STEWAETS TO PLACE
SEALS OH ALL PAECELS.
Tomorro ill be Red
Cross Christ *o. "^eal day at
Stewart's groc ud on ev
ery parcel, no -r how
small, a stamp wt placed.
The plan of Mr. Stt is to
give assistance in ti "ort
to raise $100 here frt.
sale of seals and to aid
wonderful fight which is
ing carried on throughout
the nation to kill off that
dreaded disease, tuberculosis.
No matter how many parcels
are contained in an order at
Stewart's tomorrow, a seal
will be placed on each one.
APPRECIATE REFUND PLAN
More Than One Hundred and Twenty
five Families Take Advantage of
Railroad Fare Scheme.
SOME FAIL TO REQUEST BLANKS
More than 125 families have al
ready taken advantage of the rail
road fare refund offered by the mer
chants of Bemidji and have pre
sented their refund sheets at the Pio
These families represent about fifty
towns and villages tributary to this
city, some having come from a dis
tance of ninety miles to do their
Christmas shopping here. The last
two days are generally the liveliest
shopping days and indications are
that this number will be more than
doubled before closing time, Thurs
Merchants report that many sales
have been made to out of-town shop
pers where the refund sheets were
not presented* and in most cases the
clerks were so busy that the atten
tion of these customers could not be
called to the refund opportunity.
Brisk buying is anticipated by the
big stores during- the next two days
and out of town folk are urged to
present their refund sheets or ask for
them at any of the stores so that their
railroad fares might be refunded
Expressions of appreciation of the
railroad fare refund are numerous,
practically every customer whose
fair has been paid being pleased
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM WINS.
Defeat Bemidji All-Stars in Prelim
inary Contest, 30 to 4.
Although handicapped by the lack
of practice, the All-Star basketball
quint which played the high school
five last evening as a preliminary to
the "Big Bemidg" game, put up a
snappy fight for victorv and at tim^
outplayed the students, losing by a
score of 30 to 4 Ripple at guard
was the star for the pick-ups, "vh:l
Bailey played a superior game for
the school five. Johnson and Tanner,
forwards on the high school team.
played well The lineup was as fol
lows. High schoolTanner,
Johnson, Cameron. Gra
ham, C. Bailey, Gra
ham, sub All-StarsE Bailey,
E. Riley, Thome.
Warfleld, E Ripple, M.
TBAIES RUNNING LATE
Nearly all trains running into Be
midji during the past several days
have been from five to ten minute3
late, several being as late as forty
minutes, the snow and wind being
the cause R. E. Fisher, Union
Station agent, and Agent Lloyd of
the Great Northern, announce that
Christmas travel is as large as in
SEAL CODE AIDS LOVERS
All Forms of Sentiment Expressed in
in Bed Cross Stamp Arrange-
mentMany Forms Used.
SALE PEOVLNG DISAPPOINTMENT
Love and kisses as well as various
messages can be sent through the
mails through the medium of the Red
Cross Christmas seals, which are now
on sale throughout the city to raise
funds for fighting tuberculosis.
The arrangement of the seals on
the reverse side of letters, post cards
is a new development and may sap
plant the more formal letter or the
post cards for Christmas greetings.
The seals are arranged in different
designs to convey the sentiments
of the senders. The state association
has sent out a sheet showing twenty
eight different designs, as two on a
horizontal line mean "Wishing you
a Merry Christmas" and three indi
cate "Wishing you a happy New
Year." Two below and one above
say, "I love you," while four in an
other arrangement send kisses. Other
designs indicate "All's well," or
"Thanks for the beautiful present."
Various arrangements have been
outlined for gifts intended for differ
ent members of the family and for
The code helps solve the perplex
ing problem of. satisfactorily labeling
Christmas presents. For instance,
"peace, prosperity and prevention,"
are emphasized in the big "P" for
farmers and business men. The use
of this code will be appreciated by
many and will stimulate the seal
The seals are not selling as well as
had been hoped by the committee in
charge and there is considerable
doubt as to whether the necessary
$100 will be secured for the bring
ing of a visiting nurse. The fund
raised in that manner is devoted ex
clusively to assisting tuberculosis
sufferers and in futhering the cam
paign against the disease. Heavier
demands are being made upon it
every year.and the officials are hope
ful that when the sale is over the
fund will have been fully renewed or
larger than it was a year ago.
ACCIDENT KILLS INVENTOR
0. M. Terry, of Chicago, Falls on Gun
Causing It to Discharge, Sending a
Bullet Through Forehead.
WAS VISITING AT BAGLEY
Another hunting fatality has been
added to the list of this fall and
winter, O Terry, 38, of Chicago,
being accidentally killed yesterday
while hunting wolves with his two
half-brothers, the Gundersons, near
Terry, who was unmarried, observ
ed a wolf and following it tripped
on the branch of a tree, falling in
such a manner that his rifle was dis
charged, the bullet entering his fore
head just above the left eye
He was on his way to
Chicago from Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada, where he had successfully
tested a spark arrester on the Cana
dian Pacific railroad, to have the ar
rangement patented Terry was a
thirty-second degree Mason. He was
in the railroad fuel business.
The unfortunate man had planned
on remaining at Bagley with his fa
ther until after Christmas, when he
intended to go to Chicago.
Ralph Barlow and Lillian Bal
lance, both of this county, were mar
ried at noon by Judge D. H. Fisk,
court commissioner. They will make
their home in this city for the pres
BEMIDJI, MHOTESOTA, TUESBAT EVEBTBG, BEGEMBEB 22,1914.
'BIG BEMIDG' WINS:
Defeats Speedy Little Falls Quint
in Spectacular Game by Score
of 21 to 9.'
SAME TEAMS PLAY SOUGHT
Visitors Determined to Secure Even
Break in Series and Sensational
It had been predicted that the real
strength of Bemidji's baeketball team
would be tested when""ft met the
speedy Little Pails aggregation on
the basketball floor, and it was. The
locate, sever played harder or were
more deserving- of victory than last
evening, the visitors, a collection of
varsity and college stars, going down
to a 21 to 9 defeat.
A Seam of Cracks.
little Falls came to Bemidji con
fident of whipping the team which is
after the national championship and
fought with a determination which
wins games. With Diedrich, the
gritty and sensational Minnesota
quarter: Swanson, the HamBne
eraek Branncn, a high school star
Ritter, a Varsity basketball player
Longley, a former Minnesota athlete,
and E. Dunphy. also of the Univer
sity, the visitors presented a for
Although with this array of in
dividual stars, Little Falls was un
able to stop the Bemidji players
when once they became acquainted
with the visitors' style of play.
Visitors Score First.
Little Falls was the first to score,
securing one-point on a goal thrown
from a foul, Swanson netting the ball.
Bemidji then set a pace which its
opponents epold not follow and on
two fouls Utrown by Brandon and a
thrilling basket by Howe the locals
tool* the score to four. Two more
fouj^made Bemidji's score six, wbenithe
Trafton, playing guard for Bemidji,
shot a difficult basket. Little Falls
did not%#We a basket daring ~$hs
first half, gaining five points on
The first half ended with a score of
8 to 5 in favor of Bemidji, and this
was increased to 21 to 9 before the
whistle ended the game Little'
Falls made but one field backet dux
ing the game, this being thrown by
E. Dunphy, the clever guard
Howe a Star.
One of the bright spots of Be
midji's playing was the work of Cap
tain Howe This little athlete seem-'Appropriation Bill Allows Part
ed to be at the right place whenever
needed and at all times kept the
famed Dierick guessing His floor
work, as was that of Brandon and
Trafton. was brilliant and he netted
two baskets while closely guarded,
Brandon secured four pretty field
Brandon and Swanson did the foul
i shooting and seldom did they miss.
.The guarding of Jacobson was of a
high order and he followed the ball'
well Peck at center, outjumped his!
taller opponent and although he was!
inclmed to rough it at times, played I
a fine game For the visitors, Ritter,
Dunphy and Longley played a strong
Bemidji Little Falls
Howe (C) rf... (C) Swanson
Brandon If... Brannen and
Jacobson rg... Longley and
Trafton If Diedrich
Baskets, Brandon, 4 Howe, 2,
Trafton, 2, Dunphy, 1. Goals from
fouls, Brandon, 5 Swanson, 7. lime
keepers, Christie and Smith. Seor-
The Boss Pronounces It "Pun-shem-i-sul" By "HOP
In the rush of your last
Christmas shopping, don't
forget there are several fam
ilies in Bemidji who are not
able to go out and buy pres
ents for each other. Not only
that, but they are unable to
*Tnry presents for themselves,
even if they were to consist
of the bare necessities of life.
Be a Good Fellow. Take
care of one of these families
and enlist in the campaign
against the empty stocking
which is being waged by all
real Good Fellows of Bemidji.
If yon will call Mrs. E. H.
Smith, Phone 60, or Mrs. A.
P. White, Phone 54, they
will teU you how to find a de
serving family and what you
will be expected to do for
IMPROVE ALARM SYSTEM
Phone Company Co-operates With Her
pnrtment is Providing Call Bells
Which Will Hasten Responses.
HOTIFY CEHTBAL OF FLAMES
Bemidji's fire alarm system,
through the co-operation of the
Northwestern Telephone company and
the Volunteer Fire department, has
been much improved by a plan which
has just been placed in service.
In the future, in notifying the de
partment of a fire, all residents of
the city should remember that all
that is necessary is to call central,
inform her of the fire and its loca
tion and she will do the rest
The central has a private wire
which connects with an extra phone
at police headquarters and when she
calls a bell also rings in the dormi
tory of the firemen, and another in
house of Garry Brennajn^^ the
driver of the fire team.
Upon receiving the information of
where- the fire is, the desk sergeant
at the station poBs-a-switeh. nearby
and a signal is thu given at the
electric light sound the fire
lt inplantb bri
responses to alarms than has
In case of fire simply call central
and tell here where it is
TO AID HELPLESS INDIANS
Funds for Blind Members.
Helpless Chippewas of Minnesota
will get a share of tribal funds now
in the treasury if a provision in the
Indian appropriation bill is accepted
by the house and senate The bill
authorizes the secretary of the in
terior to "use or to advance to any
entitledth participate in th funds of
disease or accident,
of Minnesota, who
crippled decrepit or help IIndians,
aggregate not exceeding one-
fourth of the amount which* would
be coming to said Indian under a pro
rata distribution of said permanent
ers, R. Dunphy and Feir. Referee,
For "B]ud" Tonight.
The game was indeed a thriller and
Little Falls will make every effort
to win tonight, assuring fans of Be
midji that the contest will be a sen
sational one and well worth seeing.
The game tonight will start at
FOBTY CEHTS FEE MOUTH.
BEMIDJI TO AGAIN
Railroad Commission Decides Thai
Great Northern Must Replace
Bolnth-Grand Forks Passenger.
WAS TAKEN OFF NOVEMBER 22
Had Been in Operation for Sixteen
Tears and Considered PnhHe Ne-
cessityTo Start Next Sunday.
Bemidji is to again have Sunday
trains on the Great Northern, and
what is more the service will be re
placed immediately, beginning next
Sunday, December 27.
This has been decided by the rail
road and warehouse comission which
had ordered the railroad to restore
service of trains No. 33 and No. 34
on the Duluth, Grand Rapids, Be
midji.Fosston, and Grand Forks line.
Trains have not been operated since
No sooner had the trains been dis
continued when a series of protests
were made by the Cosnaaereial clubs
of Bemidji, Grand Rapids, Duluth,
Crookston and many other places,
the result being that a hearing was
held in Duluth on December 5, con
cerning these trains and consegnea$iP
this order has been issued.
The order to resume, together with
a review of the case reads as follows:
"That the Great Northern Bailway
company is a corporation organised
under the laws of the state of Min
nesota, and operates a line of rail
way as a common carrier from Du
luth, Minn., and through the north
ern part of the state, to East Grand
Forks, Minn.: and that under the
laws of this state it is the duty of
said company to give reasonable
passenger service to the people and
communities? served by it.
Operated Sixteen Tears.
"That trains No. 33 and No 34
have bees operating daily, including
Sundays "between Duluth, "Minn.,"'
and East Grand Forks, Minn., dur
ing all of the past sixteen years and
that during said period of time the*
communities along said railway have
enjoyed substantial growth large
tracts of land have been cleared and
reduced to cultivation population
has largely increased freight and
passenger business has shown a
marked improvement, and the pub
lic as well at business institutions
have come to depend upon the pas
senger service which has been given
it by these trains upon Sunday, as
well as upon the other days of the
"That the removal of the said
trains Nos. 33 and 34 leaves the com
munities along said line, except the
terminals, without necessary Sunday
Costs $1.19 a Kile.
"That the earnings per train mile
of passenger trains Nos. 33 and 34,
including the revenue from passen
ger business, excess baggage, parlor
and chair car, mail and express rev
enue, is approximately $1.19, and
that this exceeds the operating ex
penses of said trains. While figures
were introduced which attempted to
show that the operating cost of pas
senger trains was about $3.50 per
train mile, it is clear that they were
based up on "a wrong assumption
they evidently include the operation
of freight and passenger trains, in
cluding the heavy ore equipment
used on the Missabe division. No
testimony was offered to show the
earnings of these particular Sunday
trains, but the evidence indicated
that they were as largely patronized
upon that day as upon week days.
"That the distance between Duluth
and East Grand Forks is 296 miles,
and that said trains move a distance
of nineteen miles through the state
of Wisconsin, and stop regularly at
Superior, Wis. that Duluth and Su
perior are adjoining cities located
upon the shores of Lake Superior
[and that the Commercial club of Su
perior protested against the removal
[of said passenger trains that the
operation through Wisconsin is but
an incident to the handling of the
trains between Duluth and East
"That the public necessity requires
the Great Northern Railway company
to maintain and operate Sunday
trains Nos. 33 and 34 between
s: Duluth and East Grand Forks.
"That the reason given for the re
moval of said traina is the serious
(Continued on last pace.)