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CARRY MEN FREE
Representatives of State's Free Em-
ployment Bureau Believe Lines
Would be Ahead in the End.
BIG CALL FOR HARVEST HANDS
Number That is Needed to Gather
Record Crop is Estimated at
Close to Fifty Thousand.
ARE COMING FROM FAR EAST
Shipping Agencies Bringing Labor-
ers From Buffalo, New York, and
Near By Points.
Special to the Pioneer:
St. Paul, July 31.On account
of the great scarcity of harvest hands
in the northwest and the threatened
shortage of help in gathering the
immense crop which is now practi
cally assured, railways may be asked
to carry men free. Representatives
ot the state free employment agen
cies which Minnesota conducts, will
try to show the loads that they can
better afford to take men to the
fields without price than they can
to have the harvest go ungarnered.
The railway laws of Minnesota may,
however, prevent free rides.
J. H. Wilson of the St. Paul state
free employment bureau, is quoted
as saying that 50,000 men are needed
to gather the crops of the North
west and Canada. Men are being
sent from as far east as Buffalo, N. Y.,
through the St. Paul office to harvest
It is expected that the lack of
mn will be felt more keenly in three
weeks, although calls are now coming
tor men from many sources. In some
places they are paid as high as $3.50
a day and bankers and business men
generally are taking a keen inter
est in the effort to get men, because
Ihty know that the farmer must have
help ?t this time in order to realize
the splendid prospects which have
excited the imagination of every
resident of the Northwest this sum
mer. The railways are reporting
shortages of men for their own work
in the west. A large amount of
railway construction is being under
taken north and west of St. Paul and
the men who usually can be found
in this part of the country are now
at work somewhere.
Laborers are needed at once in
South Dakota, 1,500 being the num
ber needed around Watertown alone.
A hundred and iwenty-five men,
hired by the St. Paul road yester
day for section work on the double
tracking of the main line in West
ern Minnesota, left Minneapolis last
night for Monte\ideo. Only three of
the passengers were on the train
when it pulled out into Montevideo
befoie noon today.
Fifteen hundred men were at work
on the St. Paul between Minneapo
lis and lie South Dakota line Sat
urday ind the number has fallen to
'.'to The men have bolted for the
To Break the News to Taft.
Washington, C, July 31.Men
who will be prominent in the notifi
cation of President Taft of his re
nomination began to arrive in the
capital today. Much public interest
is manifested in the notification exer
cises, which are scheduled to take
place at the White House tomorrow
forenoon. If the weather is favor
able, Mr Taft will receive the noti
fication committee on the rear por
tico of the executive mansion, which
overlooks the ellipse and down past
the Washington monument toward
the Potomac. He will speak from
the portico, with the committeemen
grouped below him on the lawn. At
the conclusion of the ceremonies the
visitors will be the guests of the
president at luncheon.
New Long Branch Theater.
Long Branch, N. J., July 31.
The new Broadway theater, just com
pleted at a cost of $100,000 and said
to be the finest playhouse at any
summer resort in America, is to
have its formal opening tomorrow
night. For the initial attraction
Charles Frohman will present for the
first time "The Girl From Montmar-
tre," with Miss Hattie Williams and
Richard Carle heading the cast of
SENATOR KNUTE NELSON.
Photo by American Press Association.
Who today filed for re-election un
der the Keefe law.
St. Paul, July 31. Senator Knute
Nelson made his formal entrance
into the senatorial race under the
Keefe law today.
Papers were filed at the office of
Secretary of State Schmahl by one
of the senior senator's close political
associates. Before the end of the
week it is- expected that a formal
declaration, supplementing the filing,
will be made by Senator Nelson, and
that his friends will begin mapping
out his campaign Men close to the
senator said Monday night that they
were not at liberty to give out any
details of the tentative plans for the
STATE IS PROSPEROUS.
The state fiscal year closes today.
Standing and special appropriations
provided by the 1911 legislature, ag
gregating $7,662,900, become avail
able tomorrow In this is included
$52,900 for the contingent funds of
the various state offices.
The road and bridge fund has
$327,000 ready for use, and a little
more is still to come from counties
which have not reported their tax
treasury $1,518,200 i the general
revenue fund for use of schools.
Ramsey, St. Louis and Hennepin
counties came to the rescue of the
state in the closing days of the fis
cal year and made advance pay
ments on their June tax settlements
so that the general revenue fund
will not show an overdraft of $250,-
000 as had been anticipated. St.
Louis county sent in $150,000 Ram
sey county $100,000 and Hennepin
county $100,000. As $100,000 is to
be transferred from the University
support fund to the general revenue
fund, the latter will appear with a
balance at the beginning of the new
W. Smith, state treasurer, today
sent out $108,000 to country banks
to be retained until the school ap
portionment in October.
Beveridge for Governor.
Indianapolis, Ind., July 31.The
nomination of a complete state ticket
on a platform declaring for woman
suffrage, the initiative, referendum
and recall, a minimum wage for
women, the commission form of city
government and the election of Unit
ed States senators by direct vote, is
the program mapped out for the In
diana state convention of the Progres
sive party to be held here tomorrow.
The party hopes to persuade Albert
J. Beveridge, former United States
senator, and an ardent Roosevelt
man, to accept the nomination for
governor. If Beveridge declines, the
gubernatorial nomination may go to
former Congressman Frederick Lan
dis of Logansport or Horace C. Stil
well of Anderson.
Noted St. Louis Hotel Closes.
St. Louis, Mo., July 31.The
Southern hotel, for many years one
of the best known hotselries in the
country, closes its doors tonight. The
closing of the hotel is said to be due
to the disinclination of the proprie
tors to renew their lease and the fail
ure of the owners of the property to
find another lessee. The future of
the hotel is in doubt, but it is gen
erally believed that it will be re
Upper Peninsula Firemen.
Gladstone, Mich., July 31The
annual convention and tournament of
the Upper Peninsula Firemen's as
sociation began here today with an
attendance of firefighters from many
towns. The tournament will con
tinue until the end of the week.
Third Party in Delaware.
Dover, Del., July 31.Roosevelt
Republicans in Delaware assembled
here today for a state convention to
complete organization and select del
egates to attend the Progressive Na
tional convention at Chicago,
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 80. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 31, 1912.
Grand Forks, July 31.Aviator
Frank Bell and Parachute Jumper
Geo. A. Kolb were nearly killed at
the fair grounds Tuesday evening
about 7:15, when the former's Be
noist Tractor biplane, at a height of
about fifty feet, turned turtle. The
accident happened about a mile di
rectly north of the grandstand, just
as the two men were going up for
the parachute jumping act.
Getting away in fair shape, Bell
was driving his machine against a
wind that had risen suddenly. With
out warning, a control wire snapped.
One side of the biplane slumped, and
the next moment the other side was
swung completely over, and the ma
chine landed in the field, almost a
Kolb was thrown through the air
about thirty feet, landing on his face.
He suffered bruises about the head
and a slight injury to one leg. Bell
staid in his seat and narrowly missed
being struck by the heavy engine.
He wa badly bruised.
To Crookston in 1913.
At the annual meeting of the Min
nesota Stale Sportmen's association,
held at '.Van-ad last week, Thomas
Morris, of nookston, was cU*ted
president and Adolph F. Raueii sec
retary *ind fvasurer, and it was
voted to ar.ld fi.e 1913 shoot Ic
At the state shoot at Warroad,
Barber landed the professional high
average and Nashoid of Fargo the
amateur high Barber shoot
ing betteorv 95 per cent and
is in the state frNafhol
There were seventy-four shooters
at Warroad and at Crookston an
other year there will be better than
There will be a meeting of young
people interested in High school
matters at 7:30 p. m. Thursday in
the basement of the Library. Mem
bers of the class of 1912 and espec
ially of the Chippewa staff are urged
to attend. Questions of importance
will be settled at this meeting.
Maine Progressives Meet.
Portland, Me., July 31.The in
surgent Republicans who carried
Maine for Roosevelt last spring ral
lied here for a State convention today
to select delegates to attend the Na
tional Progressive contention at Chi
sago- ne&t week. -A-Jeording to the
present plan the rfcgiiar Republican
state ticket will be indorsed, but a
new set of presidential electors will
Gallery Pictures of Men Wanted For
Murder of Gambler Rosenthal In New York.
i lie New \ork police department has sent broadcast pntu'es and descriptions of the men wanted tor the uiur
der ot Berman Rosenthal, a gambler, who was shot short' oefore he was to tell to the grand Jury a story of alleged
partnership between the police and gambling houses. Two of the men are Louis Marks, alias "Lefty Louie," alias
Louis Baker, alias Charles Raymond, and Harry Horowitz, alias "Gyp the Blood," alias Levy, alias Jones Marks Is
twenty-three, stands five feet eight inches and weighs 145 pounds. He has a sallow complexion, dark hair and brown
eyes. Horowitz is twenty-five years old. weighs 130 to 140 pounds and is five feet four and three-quatter inches In
height He has chestnut black hair, brown eyes and dark complexion. Both are smooth shaven. Both axe profes-
sional thieves and known as handy men with their guns, at
CHIN WITH THE IC6-MAN
fHCK- COMPLAIN O SHORT
BIG TIMBEE CUT.
From figures furnished by the
Northern Pine Manufacturers' assoc
iation and individual hardwood deal
ers the timber cut in Minnesota for
the year 1912 will be 2,000,000,000
feet. This includes all of the soft
and hard woods and the wood that is
small enough to manufacture into
lath. The sawing season is on in
force, most of the logs having been
shipped to the big mills.
Lumber company crews have been
pulling logs off sandbars all summer.
In many places, especially about Cass
Lake, there have been many millions
of feet of timber that have "5ill-
poked" on the sandbars and banks
for several years. This timber is be
ing salvaged aB fast as it is possible
to operate. The lumber thus se
cured, it is believed, will materially
augment the cut.
SENATOR WASHBURN DEAD
End Came Late Monday Night in His
Home at Fair Oaks to Which He
Had Been Rushed.
FUNERAL I S THIS AFTERNOON.
Wililam Drew Washburn, former
United States senator from Minneso
ta and pioneer miller, lumberman
and railway guilder, died in "Fair
Oaks," his Minneapolis home, at
10:16 o'clock Monday night. Death
attributed to ailments due to old age,
superinduced by a cancerous growth
on his left side. He was eighty-one
For thirty-six hours Mr. Washburn
lay in an unconscious state prior to
his death. He died without recog
nizing the members of his family,
who were present, excepting Stanley
Washburn, a son. Stanley is still in
the mountains of British Columbia,
it is presumed as no communication
has been received from him.
Funeral services will be held in
Fair Oaks today at 3 p. m. Rev.
Marion D. Shutter of the church of
the Redeemer will officiate. The
body lie in state Wednesday from
noon until 2 p. m. The home will
be open during these hours to friends
who wish to view the body. The
services will be open to all friends.
The active pall bearers will be
Frank Croshy, John Pillsbury, Frank
Holmes, Benjamin Stephenson, Wal
ter Macomber, W. H. Kellar, William
Martin and David Morrison.
The honorary pall bearers will be
Martin B. Koon, W. H. Dunwoody,
James Bell, Edmund Pennington,
Geo. Brackett, Loren Fletcher, C. M.
Loring, F. G. Winston, E. Moulton,
Clinton Morrison, W.A. Lancaster, W.
Interment will be in Lakewood
William Drew Washburn was 81
years old January 14 last. He has
been a resident of Minnesota since
1856, when he first came to the state
as a young lawyer, just graduated
from Bowdain college and having
studied law for two years in the of
fice of his brother Israel.
He first entered politics in 1858,
two years after he came to the state,
being elected to the state legislature
and serving one ter^a. He was ap
pointed surveyor general of Minne
sota by President Lincoln in 1861,
in which position he served four
years. When he retired he engaged
in the lumbering business, establish
ing one of the first large mills near
Anoka in 1870, and did much for the
development of the lumber trade in
Minnesota. In 1870 he was returned
to the state legislature for one term,
and in 1878 was elected to Congress,
serving there six years. Four years
later he was elected to the United
States senate, and was a member of
that body until 1895.
While he was engaged in the lum
bering business in the early seven
ties he wasalso busy promoting rail
roads in the statt. He originated and
built over forty miles of the Minne
apolis and St. Louis road in 1869,
and completed it in 1877. In 1885
he started the construction of the Soo
line, and was its president until 1889
(Conttnue4 on last pa**.)
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
NO DISCORD IN
THE THIRD PARTY
Those Who Attended Convention In
St. Paul Tuesday Launched Move
ment With Enthusiasm.
FOUR REPUDIATE ROOSEVELT
Electors Won't Serve With His Des
ignation and Places Will Be Filled
Later With Progressives.
FARLEY FROM NINTH DISTRICT
Red Lake Falls Man Elected as Dele
gate to Chicago Arnold on Res
The following were named as dele
gates to the national convention of
Progressives in Chicago, August 5:
Delegates at Large.
Hugh T. Halbert, St. Paul.
P. V. Collins, Minneapolis.
C. W. Gilmore, Pipestone.
Alternates at Large.
James F. Spencer, Rochester.
M. S. Norelius, Lindstrom.
W. L. Dickey, Wayzata.
First, H. W. Libby, Winona Sec
ond, George W. Patterson, Worthing
ton Third, J. C. Applegate, Cannon
Falls Fourth, A. D. Start, Harris,
Fifth, M. D. Purdy, Minneapolis
Sixth, F. J. Sharkey, Staples Sev
enth, J. F. Jacobson, Madison
Eighth, John Saari, Duluth Ninth,
F. H. Farley, Red Lake Falls.
First, T. T. Kelly, Owatonna Sec
ond, P. F. Dehnel, Worthington
Third, O. J_. Parker, Le Sueur
Fourth, C. J. Villaume, St. Paul
Fifth, J. w. Little, Minneapolis
Sixth, A. M. Wells, Sauk Center
Seventh, E. J. Sells, Fairfax Eighth,
Charles Morse, Cromwell Ninth, N.
St. Paul, July 31.Without a dis
cordant note the third party move
ment in Minnesota was given form
and substance and launched at the
Auditorium Tuesday amid enthusi
asm far out of proportion to the num
ber of delegates.
From every congressional district
in the state came delegates actuated
by the same motivesthoroughly to
repudiate William H. Taft and un
falteringly to support Theodore
Roosevelt. With but four exceptions
the presidential electors (consented
to serve as Roosevelt electors, and
their resignations, if not already sent
in, will be filed at once.
Four Refused to Serve.
Of the four exceptions only in one
instance does the refusal to serve
carry with it a repudiation of Roose
velt and the progressive cause. J.
Rundquist of Grasston stands alone
in his loyalty to Taft.
Second in importance to the re
pudiation of Taft by the Progres
sives of the state was the notice Per
manent Chairman J. F. Jacobson,
Madison, served on the delegates
that there would be no third state
The Progressives will not yield to
the Taft organization in this state
any ground gained at the caucuses
In Minnesota, the movement is
only one to get Roosevelt's name on
the ballot. His supporters will par
ticipate in Republican primaries in
strictly local matters, and as Mr. Ja
cobson said, "name a Progressive
state ticket from top to bottom."
Milton D. Purdy of Minneapolis,
called the convention to order by
reading the call. H. T. Halbert start
ed the first demonstration for
Roosevelt when he placed Judge
Purdy's name in nomination for tem
porary chairman. There was no op
position to Purdy. Roosevelt's name,
linked with Purdy's, was applauded,
and Purdy was named temporary
chairman by acclamation. Judge
Purdy's address formally launched
the third party movement in Minne
sota. Despite the fact that this is
the busiest time for the farmers, the
various congressional districts were
represented by more than 500, the
number which the leaders of the
movement had anticipated.
Naturally the Fourth and Fifth
congressional districts were best rep
resented. James A. Tawney's dis
trict sent twenty delegates. The
second district, where Governor
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