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AN OPERATION TO
Minneapolis Physicians to Use Skill
In Effort to Change Course
Of Boy's lif e.
WAS INJURED WHEN ELEVEN
Attended Circus and Was Struck On
Head By Pole When Tent
Fell In a Storm.
HAD CAREER OF PETTY CRIME
Nearly Four of Past .Ten Years Spent
In Correction Schools of Red
Wing and St. Cloud.
Minneapolis. August 2.Two
Minneapolis surgeons will operate
Saturday on the skull of John S.
Howard, twenty-one years old, a
self-confessed burglar, to see if they
can relieve a pressure on his brain
and thus cure him of his criminal
traits. Young Howard now lies in
the city hospital, to which place he
was taken yesterday from the county
jail. He will be removed to Asbury
hospital tomorrow. The physicians
intended to operate today, but post
poned it a day. Dr. Albert H. Parks
and Dr. A. E. Wilcox will perform the
operation. They made a minute ex
amination of the boys skull yester
day and believe they can relieve the
pressure on his brain.
When John Howard was eleven
years old he attended a circus. Dur
ing the performance a storm came up
which blew down the tents. A huge
pole struck the boy across the temple.
He was unconscious for four days
and doctors despaired of his life. Af
ter a long siege of illness he recover
ed. Before the accident his neigh
bors had often remarked what a
model boy he was. He was a minist
ers son and had never been known to
Accident Changes Character.
After the accident his whole char
acter seemed changed. Within less
than one year he was sent to the
training school at Red Wing on the
charged of incorrigibility. He was
kept at this institution for fourteen
months. For three years after his
release he led a model life. The old
trouble came back on him again and
he was arrested on the more serious
charge of burglary. For this offense
he served three years in the St.
He was released from the St. Cloud
institution about a year ago and un
til his arrest, July 15, had worked
in the flour mills. June 19 his
mother sent him to a home on Ninth
street to inquire about renting rooms.
He visited the house three times
without finding the owner at home.
On his last visit the door was un
locked and he entered. No person
was in sight. A watch and a few
trinkets were lying in plain sight.
"It seemed impossible for me to re
sist the temptation," declared Young
Howard in his bed at the hospital
Stolen Watch Pawned.
The watch was pawned next day.
Three weeks later he returned to the
pawnshop where he was recognized
by the proprietor and turned over to
Detective Chief Louis Hanson. He
at once confessed to the burglary and
secured Fred H. Ayers as his attor
ney. Mr. Ayers became interested in
the boy's misfortune and took his
case up with Dr. Parks.
A conference was held which was
attended by County Attorney Robert
son, Mr. Ayers and Dr. Parks, which
resulted in Mr. Robertson recom
mending to Judge John Day Smith
that Howard be freed on his own re
cognizance and to be left in charge
of Dr. Parks and Mr. Ayers. This
was ordered yesterday by Judge
Smith and the lad will remain at the
City hospital pending the outcome of
When seen last night at the hos
pital, Howard was reading a prayer
book given to him by his mother.
"I'd rather die than live any longer
in my present condition," sobbed the
boy. "Every now and then a buzzing
comes to my head. It will be alright
for a few months, but eventually that
old feeling comes back. I know I
should'nt steal, but I just can't help
^.myself.. I will be willing to under
go*xnything if only the doctors can
do something for me."
Insert Silver Lining.
Dr. Parks intends to Insert a sil
(Continued an last jwp.)
BRADLEY A. FISKE.
He Is Conducting Inquiry Into the
Accident to the New Hampshire.
Photo by American Press Association.
Emil Seidel, former mayor of Mil
waukee, and at present candidate
for the vice-presidency of the United
States on the Socialist ticket, is an
nounced to appear in Bemidji, Sun
day, August 18.
Emil Seidel was an unknown shoe
maker when he- was elected mayor
of Milwaukee two years ago. In the
last election, he was defeated by a
combination of Republicans and Dem
ocrats although his vote gained sev
eral thousand over that cast when
he was elected. Impartial obser
vers have declared that his rule of
Milwaukee was good and many of the
changes he inaugurated are being
Mr. Seidel is now on a campaign
tour and will probably speak on po
litical issues to his Bemidji audi
CHURCHES LOSE BEQUESTS.
Fargo, N. D., August 2.Mrs. H.
F. Chaffee, Thomas and Walter Reed
have been appointed administrators
to divide the estate of the late H. F.
Chaffee, lost on the Titanic. The
estate will be divided under North
Dakota laws, one-third to the widow
and the rest equally between five
Effort was made by Mrs. Chaffee
to prove a missing will which is al
leged to have made Plymouth Con
gregational church of Minneapolis
and the International Sunshine so
ciety of Minneapolis beneficiaries, but
without success. There was no testi
mony as to the amounts supposed to
have been left.
Testimony was given that Mr.
was at work on the provi-
sions of a will on his return from
Europe but that it was doubtful if
it had ever been formulated or any
exact amounts fixed for the Minnea
Off for "Bull Moose" Convention.
New York, August 2.The New
York delegates to the National Pro
by a considerable number of Roose
velt rooters, left here on a special
train today for Chicago.
Musical Festival at Duluth.
Duluth, Minn., August 2.A mam
moth musical festival under the au
spices of the Michigan-Minnesota
United Singres' association opened
here today with a large attendance
of visitors. A program of concerts
and competitions extending over Sat
urday and Sunday has been prepared"
for the festival.
Gibbons for High License.
Leonard town, Md., August 2.A
bitter campaign closed in St. Mary's
county today, preparatory to the
holding of a special election tomor
row to decide whether the liquor li
cense rate shall be raised to $200.
The high license advocates are con
fident they will win the election.
Their cause has been considerably
strengthened by the active support
of Cardinal Gibbons rand the local
clergy. _-' ^^'l^c
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 82. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2, 1912
Minneapolis. August 2.Special by
wire.Twenty-two are dead and
seventy injured as the result of the
collapse of a machine factory at
Minneapolis, August 2.Special
wire.Mazzuma, Nevada, swept
by flood early this morning.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
Boston 67 31
Washington 61 37
Philadelphia 55 41
Chicago 49 46
Detroit 48 51
Cleveland 45 52
New York 31 62
St. Louis 30 66
.464 .333 .313
Detroit 3, Washington 6.
St. Louig 2, Boston 1.
Chicago 2, New York 1.
69 67 53 50 47 43
Columbus Toledo Kansas City
40 42 56 62 61 66
.633 .615 .486 .446 .435 .386
Louisville 7,_Kansas City 6.
Toledo 0,1, Minneapolis 2, 3.
Indianapolis 5, St. Paul 9.
Columbus 10, Milwaukee 5.
New York 69 24
Chicago .58 34
Pittsburgh 53 37
Philadelphia 47 42
Cincinnati 45 51
St. Louis 40 57
Brooklyn 35 60
Boston 25 67
.590 .528 .469
.412 .368 .272
Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 3.
Brooklyn 3, Chicago 9.
New York 5, 7, Cincinnati 4, 5.
Boston 0, Pittsburgh 1.
New Orleans, La., August 2.Fol-
lowers of Roosevelt among the Re
publicans of Louisiana held a state
convention here today for the selec
tion of delegates to the national
Progressive party convention at Chi
cago next week.
Copyright, 1912. by American Press Association
BIG DITCH CONTRACT LET.
The contract for Ditcb No. 10 was
let yesterday afternoon to G. E.
Brown, of Litchfield, Minn. The
contract price was close to 150,000.
The ditch starts about four miles
north of Kelliher.
LAKE CLEAN OF LOGS.
A crew of men from the Crookston
Lumber company has been kept busy
picking up stray logs on the lake
for several weeks with the result
that the shores have been picked
clean twice. The double booms are
holding the logs in the ponds and
extra heavy chains are keeping the
booms from breaking. ""The work is
done by the Crookston Lumber com
pany and it is paid for each log of
the Bemidji Lumber company that
it picked up. The lake is freer from
dead heads this summer than for
many years past.
PUTS OUT CALENDAR.
Register of Deeds, J. O. Harris, has
issued a Beltrami county calendar
for the use of men interested in
county affairs. He has had 1,000
copies printed and if necessary will
provide more. Distribution of the
calendar will start next week. It
is printed on heavy card board and
contains the names of the county offi
cers, board of county commissioners,
district judges and the names and ad
dresses of town and village clerks.
It also has a statement showing the
acreage of taxable lands, average
assessed value per acre and average
rate of taxation by townships in Bel
trami county. The calendar shows
the months of the year 1912 and also
tells when real estate and personal
taxes are to be paid.
King George Photographed With Boston
"Ancients" and the Stars and Stripes.
KING GEORGE. WiilTELAW REID.
During the visit to London of the Ancient asd HonoraSle Artillery "Company of Boston King George was photo*
paphed with the artillerymen on the steps of Buckingham palace. The man not in uniform is Ambassador White-
law Reid. Between the king and Mr. Reid is Captain Appleton, of the "Ancients." At tbe-other side of the kins to
Adjutant Codx^jAt the left are the stars and stripes and at the right the regiment*] colors of the visitors. Tfc flag
of the king's own country Is absent. ?^i*5M
COOLEST PU CE IN THE COUNTRY
NEW PAVING PROGRESSING.
The contractors, Goodman & Loit
ved have completed the block on
Fifth street and are working on
Fourth street between Minnesota and
America avenues. They expect to
finish this block before Sunday.
DOG DAYS ABOUT HERE.
Several cases of poisoning to per
sons having gone in bathing in
weedy parts of the lake are reported.
The weeds are beginning to ripen in
the lake and advice is being sent
out to kepn the children from bath
ing. The head of the lake is clear
of the poison.
Band Concert Tonight.
The Bemidji band will play its reg
ular weekly concert from the b*.nd
stand on the city dock. Steadily
in.prr.ving with each weekly concert",
the band last Friday night played
a program that was a real pleasure
to those who heard it. Tonight,
Herb Wood appears as soloist in a
barytone selection, "Rocked in the
Cradle of the Deep."
Following is the program for the
1. MarchFrom Tropic to Tropic
2. OvertureJollification .Mackie
3. ReverieLake Breezes .Remfrey
4. CharacteristicsSt. Vitus Dance
5. MarchJoyce's 71st N. Y.
6. Baritone SoloRocked in the
the Cradle of the Deep. Rollinson
Played by Herb Wood.
7. WaltzSpanish Silhouettes
8. MarchKnights of Columbus.
Alden Remfrey, director.
MILITIA MAY BE PAID
Pepper Bill as Reported to House Pro
vides $195,269 for Distribution
Under Proper Conditions.
GUAM) MUST KEEP UP STRENGTH
Washington, August 2.The an-
nual amount to be paid to the Min-
nesota National Guard under the mil-
itia pay bill just reported to the
House by Representative Pepper of
Iowa, is $195,269, if proper condi-
tions are complied with.
The organization must be kept up
to the minimum strength* and no
men must lose pay due to non-at
tendance at drill or other duty. Un
der the same conditions the South
Dakota Guards would receive $70,-
832, North Dakota $54,395, and
Commissioned officers of the state
militia are entitled, under the bill,
to receive a percentage of pay re
ceived by officers of similar rank in
the regular army. Fifteen per cent
of the pay of enlisted regulars will
be paid to enlisted militia, contin
gent upon their attendance at not
less than forty-five regular drills
any one year, with a proportionate
amount for attendance at a smaller
number of drills.
Regimental officers are to be paid
five per cent of regulars, company
officers to get ten or fifteen per cent
according to their duties. Officers
doing a larger amount of work to
receive proportionately higher pay,
$200 being.paid to colonels, $360 to
captains, $200 to first lieutenants,
$170 to second lieutenants, and $135
to enlisted men per annum if they
attend the required number of drills.
On the question of whether na
tional guards can be put on foreign
soil in time of war, the bill provides
that the militia must first become
part of the regular army. After
that no question will be raised as
to such right, thus meeting the ques
tion in this respect that was raised
not long ago.
During the past few weeks the
painters and decorators have been
actively engaged in retouching the
buildings and signs about the city
which adds materially to the appear
ance of the surroundings. The Roe
& Markusen, Carlson Variety and
other store fronts have been painted
and many new and attractive signs
are being pdaced about the city by
the Northern Sign company.
Passenger Train Derailed.
The north bound passenger on the
M. and I. was derailed at Farley
early this morning. No one was
injured. The accident oecured as
the train was slowing into the sta
tion and the engine jumped the
switch. Damage was confined to a
small stretch of track which was
torn up. It is said that people in
the sleeper were not awakened. The
south bound train was delayed two
hours getting into Bemidji at 10:15
a. m. Passengers from Lavinia were
brought to Bemidji in the H. C. Baer
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
MAN WANTED BY
POLICE IS CAUGHT
"WhiJey" Lewis, Alleged to Be One
of the Slayers of Herman Rosen
WAS HIDING IN CATSXHLS
Found Working on Farm and Was
Beady to Board Train for Escape
MAY FIND OTHERS NEAR
Report Says "Gyp the Blood" and
"Lefty" Lewis Have Been Tracked
to the Same Vicinity.
New York, August 2."Whitey"
Lewis, one of the four gun men want-
ed by the police as the actual mur-
derer of Herman Rosenthal, gam-
bler, was arrested in the Catskill
mountains this morning and was to-
night being taken to Kingston, New
York, to be lodged in the county
jail. This was announced at police
headquarters by Inspector Hughes,
who said three of his detectives had
located Lewis at Fleishmans, N. Y.
a summer resort forty-six miles from
Kingston. After searching the re-
gion for nearly two weeks the detec-
tives found Lewis working on a
farm, Inspector Hughes said, and to-
day arrested him just as he was to
board a train at Fleishmans to make
his escape. The prisoner will be
brought to New York on an early
It was reported at police head
quarters tonight that "Lefty" Lewia
and "Gyp the Blood," two of the al
leged murderers still at large, had
been tracked to the same vicinity
and their arrest would soon come.
News that at least one of the fugi
tives had been trapped was received
with great elation at police head
quarters tonight because of criticism
directed toward the department for
failure to arrest the fugitives charged
with the actual killing. With the ar
rest of Lewis the police now have in
custody two of the four alleged as
sassins, the other "Dago" Frank, who
is now in the Tombs, a fellow pri
soner of Police Lieutenant Charles
Becker, who is charged with insti
gating the gun men to kill Rosen
Big Summer Party August 16.
Alumni of the Bemidji High school,
graduates of 1912 and members of
the 1912 Chippewa staff have band
ed together to give a summer party
in the city hall the night of August
16. The party will be informal and
the men are expected to dance in
shirt waists. A committee will trans
form the hall into a fairy land, the
floor will be waxed and thoroughly
polished, the best music possible will
be obtained and handsome souvenirs
will be given to each couple present
Any money that will be made from
the party will be used toward pay
ing off the deficit of the 1912 Chip
pewa. It is expected that'a large
number of summer visitors will be
present for the dance.
OUT FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY.
A. M. Crowell, at present court
commissioner, has announced himself
as a candidate for the office of coun
ty attorney. Mr. Crowell will run
on the Socialist ticket.
SMITH TO RUN AGAIN.
St. Paul, Minn., August 2.Walter
J. Smith, state treasurer, Thursday
filer for re-nomination on the Re
publican ticket. Edward L. Erick
son, deputy state treasurer, is named
as his campaign manager.
Harry Reynolds HI.
Harry Reynolds is confined to his
home at Lavinia with tonsilitis.
To Have a House Warming.
About fifteen Pine Roosters will
go to Whitefish Lake Saturday after
noon for a house warming at White
Pine camp. The lodge has been
completed: and furnished, a deep
well has been driven, under brush,
has been cleaned out, a small g&-^
oline launch placed on the lake. The"
party will take a cook with it.