State Drainage League Is
WADENA WILL BE THE NEXT
Business Was Rushed Through
and Second Day's Session Was
Crookston, Aug, 2.The state
drainage league yesterday per
fected its permanent organization
here by the election of the follow
PresidentA. G. Bernard,
SecretaryH. G. Hays, Be
First Vice PresidentC. H.
TreasurerCapt. H. B. Eva,
The executive committee was
named as follows: Ezra Gates,
Garden City C. A. Peterson, St.
Peter Sebastor Calhoun, Minne
apolis Asher Murray, Wadena
Thomas Olson, Willmar W. A.
Gonag, Duluth R. G. Wells,
Breckenridge. The executive
committee after several hours'
work reported upon a set of by
laws and a constitution, which
were adopted by the convention
and will guide the organization
in its future work.
The work of the meeting was
completed in such a speedy man
ner that a second day's session
was not held. "Actual Con
ditions in the the North" is
the theme of an excellent paper
by Judge Pendergastof Bemidji,
delivering an array of abstract
facts which was astounding.
"Drainage Conditions in the Cen
tral Section" was the title of Hon.
J. A. Morley's address and in it
he dealt with the conditions in the
central portion of the state.
Hon. George A. Ralph in his
paper on "State Drainage"
brought out probably the largest
array of facts and figures of any
man on the program and did so
in a very forcible manner.
BEMIDJI MA N
STRUCK O N HEAD
Earl Barber Quarreled With
Companion and Death
May Be Result.
Alexandria, Minn. Aus. l.
Charles Kelly, one of a crew
working on the tracks of the Soo
at Plorado, six miles south of
Alexandria, is under arrest and
held pending the possible recov
ery of a fellow laborer named
Earl Barber, who is lying at the
point of death.
The two men., it is alleged, had
a quarrel on Thursday, Kelly
striking Barber over the head
with a shovel. Barber's skull
was fractured and the injured
'man is now at the Boyd hospital
un this city in a serious condition.
He is delirous most of the time
and his physician holds out little
iiope of his recovery.
Barber has had a few moments
of consciousness in which he
asked to have his father at Be
midji notified of his condition also
his mother at Crookston, who is
divorced and married again.
Charles Kelly is a wanderer
and was born at Cincinnati.
Kelly's examination was post
THE HANDIEST TOOL EVER MADE I also jeopardized, as the outlook
Ten Tools in One, Only $2.00 J.
MUC MONEY $$r
Commissioners Give. Big
Sums for Improvement of
During the session of the
board of county commissioners
which began yesterday and is
still in progress there has been
road money appropriated to the
different townships of the county
as follows: Hornet, $200 North
ern, $100 Bemidji, $150 Maple
Ridge, $300 Liberty, $300 Moose
Lake, $200 Quiring, $200 Kelli
The board also let a contract
for road work on the Solway-Red
Red Lake county road to George
Pierce for $189, another contract
for work on the Maple Ridge
Roosevelt road to Gasper Kloos,
another to F. J. Wilson, Henry
Klemme, P. A. Chapman and L.
L. Reynolds for work in Hagali
township, and still another to
Emil Nord for work in Frohn
Several applications for tax
abatements weregHj rejected.
School district No, 101 in the
township of Benville was organ
ized and a hearing upon an appli
cation for the formation of a new
district in the township of Mc
Dougald was set for Aug. 21.
The board is allowing bills
this afternoon and will probably
finish its work this evening
Beltrami County Teachers
The Beltrami County Teachers
association was formed yester
day forenoon at the high school
building, when 45 of the teachers
who attended the summer school
assembled and elected the fol
Vice presidentFlorence Huck
The following executiye com
mittee was appointed by the
president: Mae Adams, Miss
Gleason, Hannah Rom saas.
A committee to prepare a con
stitution was appointed-as fol
lows: Mae Adams, Clara Hend
rickson, Jennie Leak, Florence
The object and aims of the as
sociation have not been decided
upon as yet.
CROP IN DANGER
Blockade And Famine Have Dis
It is reported that owing io
lack of storage and transporta
tion facilities, the country's
entire crop is jeopardized.
Prom an authentic source it is
reported that owning to lack of
transportation and storage facili
ties in Russia, the grain shipping
situation is in a precarious condi
tiont.' This spring transportation
S Petersbur was blocked
At all times tens of thousands of
cars were at a standstill. Re-
cently a large number of
were received at St. Petersburg
in a fermented condition and
were condemned to be burned.
This blockade not only affects
the grain now in storage and in
transportation, whereby thousr
andsof carloads will be lost, but
the safety of the present Jro is
Agents wanted at present is that the way cannot
be cleared to
Hatchet, Hammer, Wire Cutter, Wire
Splicer, Screw Driver, Gas Pliers, Wail
Puller, Leather Punch, Staple Puller,
AIliEator Wrench. National Tool
Co., 30 Temple Court, Minneapolis. roLmnom^TA
6rM Golds) Prevents Pneumonia
AGED LADY IS
Whereabouts of Mrs. Hend
rickson of Laporte Are
TIRELESS SEARCH BY NEIGH
B0RS RESULTS IN NAUGHT.
Trail Followed For Several Miles
to Be Lost in the Dense
The whereabouts of Mrs.
Hendrickson, the 80 year old lady
who last week wandered from
her home at Laporte, a station on
the M. & I. between Bemidji and
Walker, are still unknown and in
spite of a vigorous search carried
on for the missing woman by
neighbors she had not been
found last night.
Neighbors who have been con
ducting the search found the
trail of the old lady and followed
it for several miles but lost it
again in the dense woods that
grow in the vicinity of Laporte.
The hunt for Mrs. Hendrick
son is still being vigorously car
ried on by 25 or more people of
Laporte who hope to find the
missing woman alive and well.
J. D. Doran Has 25 Acres
Blue Stem Wheat Good for
40 Bushels Per Acre.
J. D. Doran who owns a nice
farm a few miles this side of
Punkley was in the city last even
ing on his way to Crookston to
attend the drainage convention
Mr. Doran has been a resident
of the county for the past seven
years and has done considerable
clearing and has a nice farm.
This year he has 25 acres of
wheat that is in excellent condi
tion and will make an old time
farmer point with pride to what
can be done with Beltrami
Mr. Doran predicts a grand
future to the county and is an
ardent supporter of the drainage
movement. Besides the wheat
he has a good crop of vegetables,
grains and hay. His farm is- a
model of thriftiness and a good
pattern for those who desire to
be tillers of the soil in this sec
tion. NOTED INDIAN
Moosedung Chief of Red Lake
Indians Goes To Happy
Moosedung, Chief of the In
dians at the Red Lake Reserva
tion, died last week due to a cold
which he caught while attending
the celebration at DeyHs Lake on
the Fourth. Te old chief was
the oldest of six children. It was
his father who received the ge
grant of land near Thief River
Pails. On his father's death
there was a law suit over the
property left. Moosedung thought
that according to Indian custom
being the oldest son that he was
entitled to all the property. The
case was taken to the IT. S. sup
reme court which rendered a
decision against him and as a re
sult the property was divided
among the children of the de
ceased, ofMoosedung was fifty
yean of age and was highly
honored and respected by the
memoei of his tribe. 5
LOSTTwo checks $1 and $5
name of Scott Stewart on back.
Leave ai Lumber mens Bank.
A. .IT' fgawAJJi* SFHTI!
Special Train Will Bring
Large Crowd to Bemidji
A special train will be run to
Bemidji next Sunday over the
Northern Pacific and M. & I.
railways on account of the base
ball game to be played here Sun
day afternoon between the Little
Falls and Bemidji teams. The
excursion has been liberally ad
vertised at Little Falls and it is
expected that a large crowd will
be brought to Bemidji on the
day of the game. The game
promises to be a first class con
test. The Little Falls team has
played 12 games this season
and won all of them, defeating
St. Gloud, Brainerd and other
fast teams throughout the cen
tral and southern portions of tne
state. With the addition of Carl
and Emerson, who it is expected
will join the Bemidji team this
week, the locals should be in a
position to give the aggregation
from down the line a hard game.
Recruiting Office Established.
Corporal R. T. Glenn of St. Paul
is in the city today establishing
a branch naval recruiting office
in the First National bank build
ing, where rooms have been en
gaged for the station. The office
is now practically ready to do
business and will be opened up
as soon as a man arrives to take
charge of it. From Bemidji Cor
poral Glenn will go to Hibbing
and other range towns to estab
lish branch offices.
R. Ev Miller Quit Business.
R. B. Miller has discontinued
his machine and repair shop on
Beltrami avenue and the estab
lishment will be closed for the
present. The machinery and
equipment will be ieft in the shop
until Mr. Miller decides whether
or not he will re-engage in the
All Operators of Great North
ern and Northern Pacific
MEN EMPLOYED AT LOCAL STA
Minnesota & International is Not
Affected, Being Independent
St. Paul, Aug. 2.Practically
all telegraph operators on the
Great Northern and Northern
Pacific roads are now on a strike,
only a few men here and there
staying at work. On the Great
Northern about 800 men are out
and on the Northern Pacific over
900. Reports from points in
Montana, Washington and other
states show that traffic is greatly
The agent, cashier and opera
tors employed at the local Great
Northern station received the
strike order at 6 ,o'clock this
morning. Two of th6 men struck
at 6:20 but the agent and cashier
will not walk out until after they
have made out their reports,
which will probably be tomorrow
morning. Following are the
names of the men employed at
the Great Northern station in
Bemidji who are affected by the
E. E. Chamberlain, agent.
George Rhea, cashier.
A. F. Satren, day operator.
C. H. Schroeder, night opera
Agent Walker of the Minnesota
& International states that the
strike will not affect the men
employed at the local station be
cause the Minnesota & Interna
tional is an independent line.
All trains on the Great North
era through Bemidji are running
I CITIZENS MADE
Second Citizenship Papers
Were Issued at Couirt
Term Yesterday. WMit
A special term of district court
was held at the court house yes
terday by Judge Spooner and
eight applications for second citi
zenship papers w^re allowed as
follows: Anton Stenzel, Fran
cois Carries, Thomas E. Phibbs,
Hans E. Kirkvold, Ernst Engelk
ing, John Newbery, Hans Lar
son, Judith Swanson.
Woman Died on Train.
A woman whose name can not
be learned died on the west
bound Great Northern train yes
terday afternoon between Grand
Rapids and Deer Riyer. Death
was due to heart failure. The
woman was in company with a
number of relatives and the party
was on its way to California.
The remains were placed on the
east bound train and will be taken
to New York for burial. "ft
Durum Wheat Five Feet High.
A sample of durum wheat
which stands five feet in height
is on exhibition at the entrance
of the Swedback block. The
wheat was grown on the farm of
M. Rygg, near the new townsite
of Spaulding. Crops in the vi
cinity of Spaulding are reported
as being the best in many years.
Mr. Esterdahl has purchased
a stump puller from O. Funk,
A party of gentlemen com
posed of R. Lord and J. A. Hilde
brand of Cedar Rapids, C. M.
Erion, F. Underwood, P. P. Mass,
F. B. Jones, C. Erion. and C. L.
Clark from Dubuque arrived
here Wednesday on a fishing ex
pedition. They have a tent
pitched on the shore of Rebedew
lake and are enjoying life in the
dense forests of northern Minne
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Webster
of Louis and nephew, Leslie
Webster, visited in this vicinity
one day last week.
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