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VOLUME 10. NUMBER 138.
TEAMS ARE READY
New York Giants and Boston Bed
Sox Meet on Former's Grounds
For Initial Game Today.
CHANCES APPARENTLY EVEN
Close Critics Say Neither Has Edge
Although Points Are Urged in
Favor of Each One.
MeGRAW A GOOD MANAGER
Is Said to Outrank Jake Stahl As An
ExecutivePlay in New Eng-
Umpires, Klem and Rigler, of the
National League, O'Loughlm and
E\ans, of the Ameracan League
Meyers Mathewson, Marquard,
(By United Press.)
New York, October 8 It was
generally regarded as a case of "shut
jour eyes and take your choice"
when the New York Giants and the
Boston Red Sox met this afternoon
to play the opening game of the 1912
World's Championship Series Ex
perts -who had been figuring on the
comparati\e strength ot the two
teams since it became apparent
weeks ago that they would fight for
the title, arm ed at the conclusion
finally that onlj two points were
left on which to base the selection of
a ta\onte One point of vantage was
allotted to each team The Giants
possessed the confidence gained by
participation last year's world's
series The Red Sox were favored
because the\ out-gamed the Giant
killmg Athletics through a long,
hard season Aside from these two
points, there was theught to be little
choice, the two teams generally be
ing regarded as evenly matched
Examination of the two teams
through scientific study failed to pro
duce a balance in favor of either.
The Giants, according to averages,
possessed saperior hitting, base
running and scoring ability, and the
Red Sox, according to averages, were
stronger afield, but the differences
between the two was in each in
stance hardlv appreciable Boston
lans, for instance contend, when
Giant's superiority batting aver
age is mentioned, that the Red Sox
were up against better pitching than
the Giants encountered A more
satisfactory method of comparison
was found in a close scrutiny of the
pla of individual members of the
Here again an even break result
ed Carrigan, of Boston, is usually
rated a better backstop than Big
Chief Meyers, but Cady, who indi
vidually catches when Smokey Joe
Wood works, is not valued as highly
A balance obtains there Wood and
Matty, speed and skill, were thought
to be about evenly matched Collins,
though not so brilliant as Marquard,
was regarded as more steady and re
liable Bedient, like Tesreau, a spit
ball pitcher, was thought to be more
seasoned if not so flashy as Big Jeff
Merkle and Dojle at first and sec
ond, were conceeded to be as much
better than Stahl and Yerkes, as
Wagner and Gardner were reckoned
superior to Fletcher and Herzog
The Boston infield as a whole was
thougnt to possess greater defensive
strength, being steadier that the
Giant tour, and the quartet being a
more smoothly working machine"
But the New York mfielders possess
higher batting averages than their
Boston rivals Again, a toss up.
As for outfields, Boston was gen
erally given a preference. Lewis,
Speaker and Hooper form one of the
most wonderful fielding trios that
has ever played the game, according
to all critics. In addition they are
a good hitting bunch, Speaker es
pecially being a terrific swatter.
Opposed to them were to be Murray,
Snodgrass and Becker Red John
Murray, at times a sensational field
er and vicious hitter, was not to be
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CHARLES- R. CRANE.
Vie* Chairman of Governor
Wilson's Finance Committas.
FIRE IN MTT.T, PARK 1
alarm came in to the fire headquar
ters at 3-50. When the firemen ar-
flames, which were fanned by the
high wind then blowing. For a time
it looked as though other houses in
the row would catch fire also but
they were saved by the work of the
department The home of Mrs. Ber
tha Edd was badly scorched on one
The Severson family was able to
get most of its personal property
out of the building although several
large pieces of furniture were lost.
The building was owned by George
Anderson The firemen had trouble
in getting water as there are no hy
drants in Mill Park and water was
furnished by the Crokston Lumber
company The company was filling
its own tank and it took some time
to change the connections
INSPECTOR OTTO HERE.
Adam E Otto, United States post
office inspector, was in the city Sun
day and spent the day with his chil
dren He left on the west bound
train yesterday afternoon in an ef
fort to reach Grand Rapids, Mich,
Tuesday, where he was called as a
witnes sbefore the grand Jury.
RAILWAY MEN AT CHICAGO
Chicago, 111, Oct 7 The Amerf-,
can Electric Railway association,,
representing the 1,300 electric rail
ways the United States, holds its
annual convention in Chicago this
week As a feature of the conven
tion there was opened today the
largest and most interesting exhibi
tion of electric railway equipment
and apparatus of all descriptions that
ever has been collected
BALLOON CREWS LEAVE.
Kansas City, Mo, Oct 7.The
American aeronauts who will contest
for the Gordon Bennett trophy in
Germany tne latter part of this
month left here today for New York,
en route to Europe The are H. F.
^v^flMorial Society. 3^1*^
THE BEMIDJI iDMili!
Minneapolis, Oct. 7.Bight per
sons were killed and many injured
this morning in a wreck at Codon,
R. H. Schumaker is spending sev
eral days in the twin cities.
H. P. Dunning left for Solway
Monday afternoon, after spending
Sunday at the Naugle home.
J. W. Naugle is confined to his bed
with an atack of the grippe. He
has been subject to severe chills and
fevers, but is expected to be fully
recovered in a few days.
Mrs. George Kreatz left for Minne
apolis Friday night and will spend
a week or ten days there visiting
friends. Mr. Kreatz is on a hunting
trip to the Lake of the Woods.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kask, son and
daughter of St. Paul, arrived Satur
i day and are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
E. Smith. Mrs. Kask is Mrs.
Smith's sister. Mr. Kask expects to
visit several points around here and
will invest if he finds anything to
suit him. He left for Crookston this
^P^ta^t events of the
TT^O KI 5 week at Funkley. was the marriage
Fire broke out the home of
Ell a oen a Fisne
Fred Severson in Mill Park about I dore Ledding,R which evenrt, took plac
3 45 Sunday afternoon and burned Wernesday evening, at 9:30A o'cloce
the building to the ground. Tlia
rived, the entire uper story was in maid of honor, and Oscar Flintland
ttXOOR PRESS PASS
ot the bride the Rev
number of friends were present at
the ceremony. Miss Sadie Dyer was
was best man. The bride was at
tired in a gown of silk handpainted
voile of a beautiful shade of blue,
and carried a bouquet of bride's roses.
Miss Dyer wore a costume of soft
gray satin and also carired roses.
After the wedding the guests sat
down to a well filled table, and the
evening was spent in dancing. Mr.
and* Mrs, Ledding left for a two
weeks' tripr after which they will be
at home at Puposky.
BULL MOOSE PETITIONS IN.
Minneapolis, Oct 7 Bearing a
bushel basket full of petitions and
many more in their arms, five pro
gresive leaders filed nominations of
the Roosevelt presidential electors
and four candidates for state offices
at the secretary of state's office Sat
urday. Those nominated are:
For governoirP_ V. Collins, Min
neapolis, 3,550 ^signers.
For secretary of stateM. S. Nor
elius, Lindstrom, 2,500 signers.
For railroad and warehouse com-
missionersT. 3. Sharkey of Sta
ples and J. H. Grass of Fergus Falls,
each 2,600 signers.
For presidential electorsOle O.
Canstrop, C. A. Rohrer, W T. Hagie,
E. H. Smith, A. V. Rieke, W. A. Mar
in, W T. Coe, W. Wright, W. B.
Douglas, Wolf Von Schierbrand, Ezra
E McCrea, L. C. Churchill.
Lang and H. E. Honeywell, who wall and relatives in Blackduck and Sum-
pitol the balloon Uncle Sam, and mit Saturday and Sunday
John Watts and A. Atherbolt, who George Tendeau had a house-rais-
will manage the Kansas City II. png "bee" on Saturday.
The following program was given
at the literary society, which was
held in the Murray school on Tues
Accordion music Byron Shoop
Recitation My Dog Jack
Recitation Abon Ben Adhem
Newspaper Robt. Shaw
Recitation My Good for Nothing
The Misses Lillian McGregor and
Nelile Shaw visited at the home of
the .latter from Friday evening jto
Miss Anna Auvid visited friends
TAS -BECAUSE-1?^ (TOT-
fMT'HIDDEN H MYJOCKL
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENED, OCTOBER 7, 1912.
TO CLOSE HMNHIOIJSE
City Officers to Be Sent Across Lake
This Afternoon Following Pro
tests of Several Citizens.
OTHER ACTIONS MAY FOLOW.
City officers will be sent this af
ternoon to close the house of ill fame
which has been operating within the
city limits for some JA$a. _accpjrding
to a statement made +M* nfiq^hy.
Mayor Fred Malzahn. The house is
being closed upon the complaints of
Bemidji residents living acrosss Lake
Irvine who say that it is a public
The closing this afternoon will be
the second one for this house. Last
summer it was closed by deputy sher
iffs acting on orders from Governor
Eberhart after the city authorities
had refused to take action. About
August 20, it was again opened and
has been in operation since. It is
has been in operation since. It is
ty-nine, is in charge of the house.
The action taken on the Lake Ir
vine house is said to be a forerun
ner of action which is to be taken
on certain rooming houses in the
down town district of the city. The
police claim that they have been un
able to get direct evidence on several
of them hut may close them on the
BAUDETTE TO CELEBRATE.
Two years ago today, a forest fire
swept through the villages of Bau
dette and Spooner in the northern
part of this county and destroyed
all of Baudette hut the railroad sta
tion and a few homes and all of
Spooner but the Shevlin-Mathieu
mild. Today the citizens of these
two villages are celebrating the an
niversary of the fire.
Washington. D. C, Oct. 7.Men
from widely separated parts of the
world, who have won the highest
distinctions that the Masonic frater
nity can give them, have arrived in
Washinton to attend the Interna
tional Conference of the Scottish
Rite, the sessions of which will last
through the greater part of this
week. Among those in attendance
are delegates representing the Scot
tish Rite supreme councils in the
BREAKING INTO THE PINK SHEET
United States, Canada, Italy, Bel-[raised to $150,000. This is a per-
gium, Egypt, Greece, Venezuela, I manent fund, only the income from
France and Mexico. I which will be used
Next Time Deposit It In A Safety Vault, Scoop
Bemidji 19Akeley 0.
Grand Forks 12Grafton 0.
Fargo 20Cassleton 0.
Faribault 20School for Deaf 13.
Shattuck 41Northfield 0.
Mankato 25St. Peter 0.
Royalton 12Sauk Centre 0.
Minnesota 5Ames 0.
St. Thomas 7Carlton 7.
Hamline 14Pillsbury 0.
*.v -a^L 3fe*&iysiiyiyi* ^.s^^^^^s^st^^l^^^fe^^^^^^^^i^^
Yale 21Syracuse 0.
Oberlin 13Cornell 0.
Princeton 35Lehigh 0.
Navy 7Johns Hopkins 3
Penn 16Dickinson 0.
Ohio State 55Otterbein 0.
Harvard 19Holy Cross 0
Dartmouth 47Mass State 0.
Michigan 34Case 0.
Chicago 13Indiana 0.
Georgetown 27St. Mary's 0.
Vanderbilt 100Maryville Col. 3
Northwestern 0 Lake Forest 0.
Purdue 21De Pauw 0.
Wisconsin 13Lawrence 0.
METHODIST CONFERENCE ENDS.
Morirs, Minn., Oct. 7.The last
business session of the Northern Min
nesota conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church was held Saturday.
Two transfers out of the conference
were announced. Stanley O'Adams
of Hibbing goes to First church of
LaCrosse, Wis, and T. Chappell of
International Falls was transferred
to the North Dakota conference. W.
Barr was admitted on trial into
the conference, J. W. Scott and H.
L. Robinson withdrew from the min
Invitations for next year's confer
ence were received from Detroit,
Staples, Renville*, and Morris. After
two ballots Detroit was selected. The
total appropriations for home mis
sions were announced at $11,340.
Rev. J. W. Powell, newly appoint
ed director of religious work of the
University of Minnesota, addressed
the conference and explained his du
Dr. J. B. Hingley announced a
raise in the annuity paid conference
claimants from $9 to $10 a year for
each year of service in the ministry.
The conference fund now has $99,-
000 subscribed, and it was decided to
raise $17,000 more this year and. to
increase the total amount to be
BEMIDJI BESTS AKELEY
Local High School Football Team
Wins Hard Fought Game By
Score of 19 to 0.
GOAL LINE ONCE IN DANGER
In a game that was real football at
times and at others was not, Be
midji defeated Akeley on the Ake
ley grounds Saturday, by a score of
19 tr^ The day was warm for the
players although ideal from the point
of view of the spectators.
Akeley came within three inches
of scoring on Bemidji at one time
but the team held for four downs
and the Akeley boys were unable to
get the ball over. The Bemidji team
had its work cut out for it from the
start and was able to score only after
Ryan and Lycan, in the Bemidji
back field were badly off form until
the last quarter when they put their
heads down and tore up the opopsing
line. Ward was started at left end
and played the first half, giving way
to Ellison in the second. Ward and
Ellison are having a dose fight to
see which will make the team and
both played their best.
The game was refereed by the
Bralnerd coach with the Akeley and
Bemidji coaches umpiring the halves.
The Akeley coach insisted that the
Bemidji tandem play was a violation
of the rule which prevents locked
interference and penalized Bemidji
three times. Coach Carson ruled
that the Akeley backs were in mo
tion before the bail was snapped.
The games was constantly interrupt
ed while the officials settled their
The high school may play Thief
River Falls Saturday although the
game has not been definitely ar
range. One week from Saturday the
team expects to go to Grand Rapids
for a game there.
MISS EDDY TO LECTURE.
Miss Beatrice Eddy, head of the
domestic science department at the
high school, will give the second of
her series of lectures and demonstra
tions in the coking room at the high
school Thursday afternoon. Miss
Eddy has not definitely determined
her subject but says that she will
probably treat of some phase of the
economical preparation of meat.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
1 ^JKHESO T*
FROM AMES, IOWA
Blank Old Rivals for Fourth Con
secutive Year By Playing Good
DROP KICK AND SAFETY SCORE
Visiting Captain Steps Back Ova
Own Goal Line and Touches Ball
to Ground on Bad Error.
EXCITEMENT AT THE FINISH
Husky Aggie Downed With Ball on
Gopher Fifteen Yard Line When
Final Whistle Was Blown.
Minneapolis, Oct. 7.The Gopher
football team found itself Saturday
on Northrop field, outplayed the
Ames eleven in every one of the four
quarters and finally triumphed by a
score of 5 to 0.
A perfect drop kick by Russell Tol
lefson from the 18 yard line ac
counted for three Minnesota points
in the third period The final two
markers came from a safety made by
Captain Hurst of the Aggies when
he stepped back in the last quarter,
after catching a punt and touched
the ball down behind his own goal.
The visiting captain's action came
as a surprise to the crowd, but he ex
plained after the game that he
thought he had made the catch back
of the goal line, and so touched the
ball down for what he thought was
a touchback The improvement in the work of
the Gophers every department was
one of the most pleasing features of
the "day to the local rooters. The re
versal of form of the green Minae
sotaas in the l&st wj^St waa phen
omenal and they battled their oppon
ents on better than even terms
throughout. In the last two min
utes of play, the farmers sent a skiv
er of apprehension through the crowd
when they opened up with every
thing they possessed and rushed the
Gophers off their feet for a time.
Trouble started late in that period
when Hayward fumbled a punt and
the ball was recovered by Ames on
Minnesota's 23-yard line. Straight
away a cheer went up from the hand
ful of Ames rooters. With Minne
sota basking in the sunshine of a
bare 5-pomt lead and the final whis
tle expected momentarily, the situa
tion was intense with posibilities.
Captain Hurst decided to win the
game or die in the attempt. Lining
his men up in a flash he called for
a forward pass, but the excitement
of the moment filled the players with
-nervousness and the attempt failed.
Right back, he came with another
forward pass. The second was per
fect and an Ames man was downed
on the 15-yard line with the ball in
his possession The teams lined up
again and thenthe whistle blew
and its shrill note was the dirge to
whose accompaniment Ames' hopes
To all intents and purposes the
day was perfect for football, if the
feelings of the spectators are consid
ered. From the standpoint of the
players it was a killer Perhaps nev
er before in the history of Minneso
ta football has a game been played
under such a blistering sun. The
game dragged interminably and time
was taken out frequently in every
quarter to allow the fagged men to
get a breath of air Following every
whistle for the taking out of time,
gladiators of both sides were strewn
all over the field intent only on a
brief respite from their gruelling
All hands escaped without injuries
of any consequence except Chris
Juhl. the Ames right guard, who sus
tained a broken arm in the second
period. Juhl's injury came early in
the quarter but in the heat of bat
tle he did not find time to take stock
of his hurt and finished the period
with the member dangling at his
side. Dr. H. L. Williams examined
the injury after the game and pro
nounced it a bad fracture of the ra
dius. The Gopher coach set the
break and told the injured man that
perhaps would be out of football
for the year. Several members of
both squads sustained painful bruises
and all were on the verge of physi
cal exhaustion at the end of the
The contest was not in season
long before it became evident that
Ames would have to show her very
beat stuff to get the long end of the
score. It: was a far better team
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