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VOLUME XIV, NO. 17.
Fosston High School in Fas, Game
Defeats Local Quint Score is
JOHNSON AND TANNER
Not in Sixth District Result Does
Not Affect State High School
(By Special Correspondent.)
Fosston, Minn., Jan. 17.Fosston
26, Bemidji 19.
This was the result according to
some scorers of the first game of the
season played by the Bemidji high
school basket ball team Saturday
night. The game was played here
and much closer resembled football
than basket ball.
At a Disadvantage.
The Bemidji boys appeared to be
at a disadvantage on account of the
small floor, but regardless of this
fact, both teams did excellent work
and until the last minute of play
neither side was sure of victory.
Stars Out of Game.
The ineligibility of Johnson and
Tanner on account of class work was
probably the chief cause of the de
feat for Bemidji. Around these two
stars the Bemidji machine has been
built and without these players the
other players appear at loss. Tan
ner may be able to play next week
but Johnson will probably be unable
to play for several weeks.
Not in District.
The result of the game Saturday
evening will not affect Bemidji's
chances for the state title as Fosston
is not in the Sixth district. Be
midji's chances for the title with
Johnson and Tanner in the game
have been much improved by the
withdrawing from the race of the
Red Wing high school quint. Red
Wing won the championship last
Tense With Excitement.
_The game^Saturday night.. was_
tense with excitement. Fosston se
cured the jump when Bakkum shot
a short basket during the first min
ute of play. The Bemidji boys tight
ened their defensive, but not until
after Wynne of Fosston had thrown
a marker. A spurt of fast playing
put a credit of one basket to Be
midji. This was soon followed by
a free throw made by plummer. The
ball zig-zagged back and forth, each
team making baskets. The first half
ended with the score 13 to 10.
Many Fouls Called.
The second half was very thrilling
despite the fact that numerous fouls
halted the play. Fogelberg was re
placed by Lade at guard. Bemidji
on the opening of the half crept up
within one point of the Fosston score
when Warfield made a sensational
shot. Cameron after a short dispute
was barred from the game through
personal fouls. Gainey took Bail
ey's place at guard, Bailey went to
Warfield's position at forward and
Warfield took Camerons' place at
Bailey is Barred.
Bemidji resumed the aggressive
after the change and succeeded in
getting another basket when Bailey
was barred for committing personal
fouls. Tanner being the only Be
midji substitute threatened to go in
when the scorekeeper discovered his
mistake and Bailey was allowed to
The balance of the game was
brilliantly played by both teams but
Bemidji was unable to raise the
score on account of Fosston's de
fensive. The second half ended in
favor of Fosston, the finaly score be
ing 26 to 19.
The Bemidji boys played an ex
cellent game and the new men fill
ing the positions of Tanner and John
son played with accuracy.
Fosston Plays Good.
Fosston deserves much credit for
the game. They had good teamwork
and were accurate in passing. Their
floorwork at times was excellent.
The defensive playing of the Foss
ton team saved many baskets from
the Bemidji score.
A dispute in the score divided the
opinion. One score was Fosston 28
instead of 26, the extra basket being
thrown after the whistle had blown.
Another score awarded Plummer
three baskets in place of two, mak
ing the Bemidji score 21.
All in all it was a good, fast game
but with Johnson and Tanner in
the game the score would have been
Plummer rf Wynne
Warfield If Bakkum
(Continued on Page 4)
TEST CASE UP
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on
Whether Home Rule Super
sedes County Rule.
(By Special Correspondent.)
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 17.Whether
cities under home rule charters may
issue liquor licenses within counties
which have voted dry under the
county option law was argued today
before the Minnesota supreme court.
The case is from Koochiching
county where the International Falls
council was restrained by a tempor
ary injunction from issuing saloon
licenses. Koochiching county voted
dry under the county option law last
The city council attempted to issue
licenses, the drys asked for a re
straining order and it was granted
by Judge W. S. McClenahan of
Brainerd. The city appealed the
case to the supreme court.
It was argued that the state con
stitution gives home rule governed
cities and villages the same privil
eges as counties.
Judge Marshall A. Spooner of Be
midji is representing International
Falls. BELTRAMI LIFER
ASKS FOR PARDON
Meeting of State Board at Capitol
Next Wednesday to Consider
Merton S. Munn, who was sen
tenced in Beltrami county in Sep
tember, 1907, to death for murder
in the first degree and whose sen
tence was commuted in January,
1908, to life imprisonment, has made
an application for pardon. His case
will be considered next Wednesday
by the state pardon board.
Munn was sentenced to hang by
Judge McClenahan for the murder
of August Franklin in the Home res
taurant in Spooner in May, 1907. At
the time of the murder Munn was a
partner in the restaurant business
with the wife of Franklin with whom
the husband accused Munn of being
In his application for pardon Munn
sets up the claim of self-defense.
The state board will consider 105
PLAN CONFERENCES TO
BETTER RURAL SCHOOLS
C. G. Schulz, state superintendent
of education, will hold a conference
of the county school superintendents
in this district Feb. 17 in this city
to discuss conditions in the schools
in each county and to bring about
some uniform system for advancing
the efficiency of the institutions es
pecially the rural schools.
MARTIN COONTY BOY
CHAMP CORN 6R0WER
Vernon Adams of Winnebago, Mar
tin county, aged 16, is the champion
boy corn grower of Minnesota for
1915. He made a record of 88.6
bushels of dry shelled corn on one
acre of land and wins the gold medal
offered by the agricultural extension
division of the University of Minne
sota. Leroy Peterson of Warren,
aged 16, yield 59.8 bushels, won first
prize in this district. The cham
pion for Beltrami county is Robbie
Swenson of this city. He will get a
trip to the state fair next fall.
RED LAKE COUNTY TO
HAVE OPTION VOTE
Red Lake Falls, Minn., Jan. 17.
Red Lake county will vote Feb. 21
or 28 on the question of abolishing
saloons. Petitions asking for an op
tion election were filed Saturday
with the county auditor.
THE BEMIDJI IMILY PIO
AS PRESIDENT OF
Bemidji Man, Who Has Headed In
stitution Since Founding,
GEORGE E. STUBBINS,
MINNEAPOLIS, NEW HEAD
Annual Meeting is Held Officers and
E. J. Swedback, who has been
president of the Security State bank
since its founding in 1910, resigned
that office Saturday afternoon at the
annual meeting of the bank. Mr.
Swedback retired from the bank af
fairs so as to be relieved of the re
sponsibilities of the office.
One of Founders.
Mr. Swedback was one of the
founders of the state bank and dur
ing the time he has been at the head
of the institution, it has had much
prosperity and growth. He made
many friends while at the head of
the bank. He will continue to keep
his office in the bank.
Stubbins New Head.
George E. Stubbins of Minneapolis
was elected to succeed Mr. Swedback
at the annual meeting Saturday.
Mr. Stubbins has been connected
with the institution as a director for
Other officers elected Saturday
were I. S. Baer, vice-president H.
C. Baer, cashier and A. E. Feir, as
sistant cashier. The directors elect
ed were George E. Stubbins, C. A.
Stubbins, E. W. Stubbins, I. S. Baer
and H. C. Baer.
Has Good Growth.
The bank reported an excellent
growth during the past year in
amount and number of depositors.
Prospects for 1916 are very good.
STATE TO ASK U. S.
FOR ITASCA PARK LAND
C7 L. Hilton,'"'assistant-attorney'
general, has gone to Washington, ac
cording to word received here to
day from St. Paul, to present a claim
to the United States land commis
sioner for 1,600 acres of land in the
Itasca State park. Congress in 1892
granted all lands within the park
limits to the state of Minnesota, but
the Immigration Land company
claims title to this land from the
Northern Pacific road which selected
it as indemnity under its land grant.
Mr. Hilton's claim is that the land
had been included in a list, but the
list had not been approved by the
government before the act of 1892
was passed and therefore the title
should go to the state.
DYER TO SPEAK AT
DORDER CITY MEET
W. P. Dyer, superintendent of the
Bemidji schools, will deliver an ad
dress at the meeting of the teachers
of the Koochiching county schools
Feb. 25 and 26.
STUDY CLUB MEETS
SEAL SALE REPORTED
The Woman's Study club in a
meeting this afternoon received the
report of the Red Cross Seal cam
paign held in Bemidji. Over $170.85
worth of seals were sold during the
campaign. The full report of the
campaign will be published tdmor
row in the Pioneer.
CAN TAX BOARD OF
Washington, Jan. 17.The su
preme court today ruled that the
membership in the Minneapolis or returned from a several days' busi-
Duluth Board of Trade is taxable. ness trip to Fergus Palls
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 17, 1916.
TODAY'S NORTHWEST ODDITY
Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 17.
The almost extinct buffalo
may be revived. 'The Cana
dian government is today
conducting experiments look
ing forward to that. Four
bulls and sixteen females of
the species catalo, which is
the hybrid buffalo,* have been
placed in Buffalo park,
Wainwright, Alta.j in an at
tempt to breed the animal.
It is claimed the catalo is
hardier than the buffalo and
lives like that animal.
COUNTY TO MEET
HERE JAN. 26show
Call is Issued Today by Secretary R.
E. Fisher of County
TO SEND DELEGATES
TO STATE MEETING
To Elect Chairman and Organize
"Woodrow Wikon" Club Many
to Be Present.
R. E. Fisher, secretary of the Bel
trami county committee of Demo
crats today issued a call for a meet
ing to be held in this city Jan. 26
to select delegates to the state con
vention in St. Paul.
A chairman will also be selected
to succeed A. P. Ritchie.
It is planned to form a "Woodrow
The call is as follows:
A Call to All Loyal Democrats of
Beltrami County: Pursuant to a
call issued by the Democratic state
central committee for a state confer
ence to be held 10 a. m., Feb. 3,
1916, in the Auditorium at St. Paul,
There will be a meeting in Be
midji, Minn., 11 a. m., Jan. 26, 1916,
at the county court blouse for the
jDjajgose of electing^ aj&h^irman to
succeed A. P. Ritchie and organizing
a "Woodrow Wilson" club. All vo
ters subscribing to Democratic prin
ciples are cordially invited to attend.
R. E. Fisher, secretary, Beltrami
FIRST SEMESTER TO
END THIS WEEK
The first semester in the Bemidji
[schools will end this week when
final and regular six-week examia
tions will be given. State board ex
aminations will also begin.
New subjects which will be sub
jstituted for the ones completed will
be added to the program a week
from today when the second sem
ester will begin.
The program for the finals will be
given Friday and will be as follows:
9 to 11 o'clock, commercial arith
metic 10 to 12 o'clock, higher al
gebra 1:30 to 3 o'clock, United
States history and physical geogra
Commencing January 29, United
States history -will be replaced by
civics, physical geography by botany,
higher algebra by solid geometry and
commercial arithmetic by commer
CITY COUNCIL IN
The Bemidji city council will
meet in regular session at the city
hall tonight. Polling places for the
city election to be held Feb. 15 will
designated and judges will be
George W. Rhea, assistant cashier
of the Northern National bank, has
Some Leap Year Leaps May Land In Heaps
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BODY SHOWN TO
Gruesome Show is Held for Public in
Yards of Juarez Customs
BERT KRAMER, BELIEVED
KILLED, REPORTED ALIVE
Mexican Chief is Asked for Protec
tion for Americans in Mine
El Paso, Jan. 17.The corpse of
General Roderiguez, Villa's cavalry
leader, has been placed on public ex
hibition in the yards of the Juarez
customs house. It is a gruesome
to prove that Carranza is de
termined to punish the Santa Ysable
murderers. A placard over the body
says this is what will happen to all
the defacto government's enemies.
May Be Alive.
Washington, Jan. 17.It is offi
cially reported that Bert Kramer who
was believed to have been killed in
Mexico may be alive.
Lansing Issues Denial.
Washington, Jan. 17.A message
from Consul Edwards in Juarez say
ing that he had asked Carranza offi
cials for the protection of Americans
in the Cuai mining territory as di
rected by the state department. Sec
retary Lansing denied that he had
directed such a request.
COUNTY AND FEDERAL
Crookston, Minn., Jan. 17.Frier
tion between United States immigra
tion authorities and officials of Polk
county may result from the release
by Deputy Sheriff Casey of John Ko
lotelo, an Austrian traveling sales
man of Rainy River, Canada, who
was arrested in Warroad in October
by Immigration Inspector Quibble.
Kolotelo had been forbidden to cross
the border by Dominion authorities.
After waiting several days, he
was given hie liberty when-he offered
to pay his own way home. Inspector
Quibble reached here today and was
indignant at the action of the local
authorities in freeing the man. He
took up Kolotelo's trail immediately.
Spooner, Minn., Jan. 17.The
first annual meeting of the State
Bank of Spooner was held last week
and the following were elected di
rectors: Gust Erickson, Joseph Mel
eney, Otto Jahnke, J. Peterson, Jr.,
and J. M. Peterson. Gust Erickson
was re-elected president Joseph Mel
oney, vice-president and J. M. Pet
CUMMINS NAME ON
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 17.The name
of Senator Cummins of Iowa was
placed today on the presidential pri
FIRE CAUSES $50
Fire, Sunday afternoon, caused
$50 loss when a smoke house in the
rear of Jacob Goldberg's shoe store
and Great Northern Express com
pany was destroyed. Mr. Goldberg
had been smoking some meat and
while eating dinner noticed smoke
coming from the smoke house. He
called the fire department.
NEW DOMESTIC SCIENCE
INSTRUCTOR AT SPOONER
Spooner, Minn., Jan. 17.Miss
Anna Friday of New Baltimore,
Mich., has been engaged as instruc
tor of home economics at the local
schools to succeed Miss Mary Dun
phy who tendered her resignation
during the holidays.
PRIMARY LAW ON
TRIAL FOR LIFE
Secretary of State Julius A. Schmahl
Introduces Litigation Against
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 17.Minne-
sota's presidential preference primary
law went on trial for its life before
the state supreme court today.
Secretary of State Julius A.
the first of a
threatened line of litigation against
the law, passed one year ago, when
he filed papers to show cause why
he did not issue an affidavit to S. S.
Hall of Olivia, Minn., who wanted
to be a delegate to the national Re
publican convention in Chicago, June
7. Hall refused to state his presi
"The right of a state to enact leg
islation that attempts to regulate a
national convention, conducted un
der Federal laws, will be decided,"
Schmahl said today.
The request from Le Sueur to hold
town elections the same day the
presidential preference primary is
held, March 14, may also precipitate
another fight, it is said.
FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS
Elson Art Publishing Company to
Show Exhibit Here to Buy
W. P. Dyer, superintendent of the
Bemidji public schools, has completed
plans for an exhibit of about 200
pictures to be shown in Bemidji Feb.
9, 10 and 11. 1'ue pictures are
owned by the Elson Art Publishing
company. The proceeds of the ex
hibit will be devoted to the purchase
of pictures for the Bemidji schools.
Each picture of the exhibit to be
shown here will be an exact repro
duction of some masterpiece, cover
ing ancient, medieval and modern
times. A small entrance fee will be
ETCHISON TO BE
TRIED FOR MURDER
Minneapolis, Minn,. Jan. 17.C.
D. Etchison, whose testimony result
ed Saturday in the conviction of
Frederick Price on the charge of
murdering his wife, said Saturday
night in the county jail that he
would stand trial on the indictment
which charged him with murder.
Price has apparently recovered from
the nervous strain which resulted
from the hearing of the jury's ver
dict and joked with other prisoners
in "the county jail today.
FOUR KILLED WHEN
New York, Jan. 17.Four men
were killed and 10 were seriously in
jured Saturday afternoon when a
mysterious internal explosion dam
aged the United States submarine E
2 at the Brooklyn navy yard. The
accident occurred while the submar
ine was in a dry dock where work
men were installing Edison batteries
specially designed to prevent such
under-sea disasters as the loss of the
United States submarine F-4 in Hono
BRYAN WILL NOT
JOIN WILSON RANKS
Washington, Jan. 17.It is stated
here today that William Jennings
Bryan will not join the Wilson fac
tion. He is bitterly opposed to Wil
son for re-election. He will probably
join the Champ Clark faction.
The opposition became known for
the first time that Wilson's second
marriage is the cause of the trouble.
Bryan and his wife simply won't en
dorse any second wooings.
FORTY CENTS PER MONTH
PLANS FOR RIG
Serbian Forces in Albania to
Withdrawn, Says Official
BE LEFT TO FATE
Preparation Made for the Evacuation
of Albania, Despite King's
Vienna, Jan. 17.rltaly has aban
doned plans for participating in the
Balkan campaign. Preparations are
being made for the evacuation of Al
All Serbian forces will be with
drawn in Albania, leaving the Mon
tenegrins to be crushed between the
Austrians on the north and the Bul
gars on the south.
The Italian king opposed the
abandoning of the Montenegrins but
his generals argued that if Italy is
successful they can regain Monten
egro in a peace pact. Italian forces
are needed elsewhere.
Plan to Starve Teutons.
Bucharest, Jan. 17.The British
syndicate bought 80,000 bushels of
Rumanian grain, contracting for all
the products in a plan to starve out
Spanish Steamer is Sunk.
London, Jan. 17.The Spanish
steamer Belgiga, 2,068, has been sub
marined and sunk.
Vienna, Jan. 17.The Austrian
government has protested against
the allied occupation of the Greek
island of Corfu in a note transmitted
through the American ambassadors.
Asks for Peace.
Berlin, Jan. 17.Montenegro has
asked Austria for peace, Count Tisza
today told the Hungarian parlia
ment. JAMES PETERSON FILES
FOR LIEUT. GOVERNOR
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 17.James
Peterson of Minneapolis this after
noon filed as a Republican candidate
for lieutenant governor.
GOVERNOR CANCELS PLANS
FOR TOUR OF NORTH STATE
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 17.Gover-
nor J. A. A. Burnquist this afternoon
canceled his trip to Bemidji and
Northern Minnesota with State For
THIEF RIVER GETS
REGULAR MAIL SERVICE
Thief River Falls, Minn., Jan. 17.
Effective today, regular mail ser
vice was put into effect to the vil
lage of Goodridge, terminal of the
Minnesota Northwestern Electric Co.
TODAY'S MARKET REPORT
South St. Paul Markets.
(The following markets are fur
nished the Daily Pioneer by William
L. Henderson & Co., Germania Life
Building, St. Paul, Minn.)
Turkey, live, per lb $ .20
Turkey, dressed, per lb 24
Geese, live, per lb 14
Geese, dressed, per lb 20
Ducks, live, per lb 18
Ducks, dressed, per lb 23
Hens, large and fat, live, per lb. .16
Hens, large and fat, dressed, per
Veal, fancy, dressed, per lb....
Veal, fancy, oversize, per lb...
Veal, poor, oversize, per lb 10
Fall lambs, per lb 16
Spring lambs, per lb 16
Mutton, fancy, dressed, per lb. .14
Large hogs, dressed, per lb 9%
Medium hogs, dressed, per lb... .10
Small hogs, dressed, per lb..... .10
Beans, per lb .08
Butter Dairy, per lb .35
Creamery, per lb .40
Carrots, per bu .60
Eggs Storage, per doz 30
Strictly fresh, per doz 35
Potatoes, fancy, clean and free
from rot and frost, per bu... 1.00
.20 .14 .12