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North Dakota Hen and Women to
Gather in Fargo During Third
Week in December.
Social Aspects of Enral Communities
To be Subjects of Investigation
and Action.
Each Morning to be Taken Up With
Boys and Girls Institute*
(By United Press)
Fargo, N. D., Nov. 21With a,
knowledge of the fact that 4,-coaiiest-
ed country folk is the basisjjf^a per
manent agriculture, the North Dako
ta Agricultural College through its
extension service has decided to lend
its aid and support in calling a
Country Life Conference u-the third'
week in December, beginning" rTaes^
day, December 17 and ending Fri
day, December 19. Everybody, every
where, every day in North Dakota-4s
now talking agriculture. _-.
The social aspect of countrylife
in North Dakota has nev
made the particular subjeet-ofv-any
conference. That it represented a
most unique and comprehensive pro
blem cannot be questioned, for no
state in the union is so dependent
upon agriculture as "Hiawaha&-
Land of tah "Daeothas-: It 4s not
an uncommon thing to hear the e^ite
of society discuss the crop -situation,:
as well as the farmerthe producer
of crops.
Boys and Girls Institute
The conference will be held at the
same time and in conjunction with
the North Dakota Boys and Girls
institute, thus giving the. people who
attend an opportunity to see what is
being done, in North Dakota, to keep
the boy and girl on the farm.
The object of the conference is to
bring together those who have been
active in bettering social -conditions
in the country, to discuss the efficien
cy of institutions peculiarly rural in
their character and .to demonstrate
with social features whenever possi
ble. In other words, not only to taik,
but "to do the thing (talked about)
To Last Four Days.
The conference will last four days.
The mornings of each day will be
taken up entirely with the North
Dakota Boys-and Girls Institute pro
gram, the afternoon with-conference
discussions and the evenings with
demonstrations. No- pains will be
spared to make .the discussions in
structive, the demonstrations inter
esting. The various programs will
be built up around the three rural
institutionsthe- country school, the
country church and the country
Tuesday, December 17, will be call
ed "Country School Day." The chief
topic of discussion on that day will
be "The Country. School as a Social
Center." Other subjects will be as
follows: How Caa the Rural School
be Ruralized?
Is the Country School the Efficient
Force is was Meant to be?
The School Teacher, as a Commun
ity Leader.
School Grounds and Schoolhouse
The Playground Movement in Ru
ral Commounities.
The Country Literary Society.
The Country School as a Farm
Laboratory for Seed Testing.
Milk and Butter Testing, Soils,
The Country School as a Neighbor
hood Center.
All these and many other subjects
-of interest to rural communities will
be discussed.
A demonstration in the form of
a genuine rural entertainment will
be given. A typical country band,
made up entirely -of country folk
musicians will render a concert, after
which an ramateur play (the scene
of which will belaid in a rural'com
munity in North Dakota) written by
a North Dakotan, will be presented
by farmers themselves.
Professor Thomas J. Prostptt and
Mrs Qrovor Cleveland Engaged-.
In-the presence of fifty or sixty
jpeop.l.e,- the eorner stone ofLthe G7 A.
R. monument being built in Green
wood cemetery was laid Wednesday
afternoon. The stone"was a cube of
St. Cloud granite, of which the monu
ment is being constructed, each di
mension being-six feet and weighing
six tons. It was laid on a base of
concrete and will. be covered by a
smaller stone above which the col
been i-nnw will" rise.
were the members
Of the G. A. R., Women's-Relief corps,
city and county officials, and mem
bers of the council. In the corner
stone was placed a copper casket
which will be. sealed, in the ^stpne,
The. casket contains copies of -the
Pioite^TSiid,, ..SjntineJ^ a Lincoln
bronze medal, a G."&?R.~badge -and
hutton made from captured Confed
erate cannon, a small United States
flag, a list of the members of both
the men and women's G. A. R. or
ders and tihe city and county officials.
In the casket was also placed a
piece of ..pine stump which came from
the prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
.This prison was: one of the worst in
the south and at one time housed
30,00.0. men who were forced to de
pend on a filthy stream for drinking
water, Thousands were dying daily
when, a spring appeared from under
a pine stump and furnished enough
pure water to supply the camp. L.
G. Pendergast was given a piece of
the pine stump and this is-the piece
placed in the monument.
In a brief speech, L. G. Pender
gast outlined the movement which re
sulted in the monument, saying that
the money was raised by the G. A.
R., Women's Relief Corps, Commer
cial ^ciub, city of Bemidji, Beltrami
county and school children of the
county. He laid emphasis on the
fact that the monument is being
raised to all'men and women who
had a part in the war, whether they
were in the service of their- country
on land or sea, whether officer or
private. P. J. Russell lauded the
G. A. R., and the work of the Grand
Army during the war.
The monument will"' be dedicated
next Memorial day. It will be twen
ty-four feet high* is set on the basic
block of six foot cube and will cost
between $1,300 and $1,400 before
finished. A tablet saying "In Mem
ory of the Veterans of the Civil War
1912" is on the smaller stone. The
monument is located in the south
west corner of the cemetery-and can
be plainly seen from the road.
Minneapolis, Nov. 21.The next
congress of the Northwest Develop
ment league will be held in Washing
ton according to a decision of the di
rectors here last night. Spokane will
get the-show.
Boss I VE ear A
B* wAvnawry
Third Annual Convention to be Held
In Crookston Thursday and
Friday, December 5 and 8.
W. R. Mackenzie, secretary of the
Northern Minnesota Development as
sociation, has issued the following
Incompleted program for the third
annual meeting of the Northern
Minnesota' Development association
which will be held la Crookston De
cember 5 and 6.
Thursday, December 5.
10 a m.Opening prayer.
Address- of Welcome.
ResponsePresident C. M. King.
Address, "Team Play," George Ed
gar Vincent, president of the" Uni
versity of Minnesota.
Appointments of committees on
credentials and resolutions.
2.. n.. m. At N...W. experiment
Dedicator^ services and inspection
of new buildings.
8 p. m.Smoker.
Address"Development of Minne-
sota," Fred B. Snyder.
Friday, December 6.
9:30 a. Address, C. G. Hart
ley of Duluth"Trunk Lines and
Their-Effect on the Settlement and
Market Value of Northern Minnesota
Reports of committees.
Election of officers.
Selection of next meeting place.
2 p. m.Address, "Minnesota,"-
Jaraea J. H11L
Discussion of plans for 1912.
Island Lake Han Recently Sentenced
at Fergus Falls, Dies la Leaven-
M^r'i- worth Prison.
Fort Leavenworth, Nov. 21.
(Special)Ed Collins, of Island
Lake, Minnesota, died here last night.
His death was sudden. He had been
in the prison but two or three days.
Ed Collins was found guilty in fed
eral court at Fergus Falls last week
of selling liquor to persons of Indian
blood and was sentenced to one year
and one day in the federal prison at
Fort Leavenworth. In addition to
the jail sentence, he also had to pay a
fine of $100. Judge H. A. Simons,
of Bemidji was one of the witnesses
in the case.
Collins was charged with selling
the liquor last April. It was said
that he furnished it to John Sumner,
aged sixteen Clifford Sitting, aged
eighteen and Ben Lawrence, aged
twenty. At the trial it was said that
there were not enough persona at Is
land Lake to support a saloon unless
some trade was.taken from the In
T. J. Burke, of Bemidji, was noti
fied of Collins' death last night and
was asked to locate his people. Mr.
Burke learned that they live in Still
water and the Stillwater chief -of po
lice was asked to find them and no
tify them of the death.
(Special to The Pioneer by United Press)
Couderay, Wis., Nov. 21.The In
dian weather forecast which has of
ten surpassed in accuracy the scien
tific prognostications of government
weather bureau experts was given
put today by the Chippewa Indian
prophets of the Couderay reserva
"Little snow, heap cold," for the
winter was the forecast, which is
based on the antics of the beavers,
muskrats, birds, beasts and even the
Were Served to Haagff Spectators
At Spokane Apple Shiwr WMch
Glosed Sunday.
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 21.Twen-
ty-five thousand plea, rivaling those
like "mother used -to make," were
leaked la aniendleaa chain ocen.eev
enty-five feet long and served steam
ing hot to 25,000 hungry persons at
the Fifth National Apple show and
Enakops jubilee, which closed here
Sunday evening.
The apples were first made into
sauce in the largest boiling pot ever
constructed, its dimensions being
eighteen feet high, ten feet in diam
eter and its weight 3,500 pounds.
From the kettle the apples went her
tween crusts as filling for pies. Then
they began their journey by endless
chain through the oven, which liter
ally threw out pies to the hungry
crowds waiting at the exit.
Figuring one apple to each pie,
being four inches in diametre, 25,-
000 apples, or nearly forty carloads,
were baked and distributed free of
charge. It proved to be the most
spectacular feature ever given by the
In itafamons phase, the National
Apple show launched a movement
designated to unite the states of
Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Mon
tana into one big unit for the coop
erative distribution of Pacific North
west apples and other fruits.
Robert E. Strahorn, president of
the show, has decided, on request of
115 leading growers, railway offici
ials and bankers of the four states, to
call a meeting in Spokane December
19 for the purpose of working out
a cooperative marketing plan. Dele
gates will represent every fruit
growing district in the Pacific
Apple growers have no fear of ov
er-production, but they are agreed
that an effective marketing system
that will eliminate some of the inter
mediate hands through which their
product now passes and that will re
duce the price to the consumer, is
essential to the prosperity of thous
ands of orchards.
*'k8%M Wftttf TOWN
New York, Nov. 21.Fresh eggs
at seventy cents a dozen wholesale
is looked for here in the very near
future. Eggs from Long Island and
nearby Jersey points are already
bringing seventy cents a dosen ratal!.
1 New York, Nov. 21.Attorning
announcements made today by the
board of trustees of the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching, Andrew Carnegie has giv
en an additional $2,000,009, making
the total amount of bis contributions
to the foundation $14,000,000.
Washington, Nov. 21A new high
record mark both in imports and ex
ports were established in October.
Imports last month were $177,895,-
830 against $162,571,154, the form
er high record in April, 1912.
Exports were $254,696,985 against
$228,602,683, the former record in
December 1910. --:'$- --W-
La Crosse, Wis.. Nov. 21.The
preliminary steps in procuring a com
plete navigable Interior waterway
from New Orleans to New York City
were taken when Captain E. D. Peck,
United States engineer of Duluth,
Minn., sent out hundreds of letters
asking the co-operation of .prominent
river men in gaining Information to
be laid before congress calculated to
bring about the dredging of a twen
ty foot channel through the St.
Croix river, thus joining Lake Super
ior and the Mississippi river.
Captain Peck is secretary of a
board of engineers appointed by the
secretary of war to investigate.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 21.-^"This
is a joke. Nothing to worry about
and make one thin here. The judge
may go as far as he likes. He will
never get any further information
from me concerning King."
This statement was1
Wh The City Edito Leav frSttfarii? Bv"HOP^
made by Miss
Mamie Pearson, alias Mrs. Robert
King, of Aberdeen, S D., after she
had been given a ninety day work
house sentence in municipal court
today for larceny. rj
Miss Pearson, who- formerly was
employed as a waitress at the Clair
(Continued on last pass).
French Bouillon Made by a Red Lake
Indian, a Cabaret Show and
Speeches Planned.
Elks from Deer River, Grand Rap
ids, Walker, Bagley and other neigh
imHgf^towns will gather is Bemidji
toniJEhJt fos^^^-grand jjow-wow an*
which will be given by the lo
cal Elks after the regular business
Conressman Halvor Steenerson
will be the guest of honor and win
make an address. E. E. McDonald
will give the eleven o'clock toast.
French bouillon made by an Indian
from the Red Lake reservation, will
be served to the guests. Entertain
ment will be provided by a earbaret
show brought froraV the Brinkman
theatre.'- Cigars and other' things
will be provided is plenty and the
entertainment committee of Ray
Murphy, Harry Maher and George
Kreatz promise that after 9:30 there
will not be a dull moment in the hall.
John Morrison came down from
Red Lake this morning and brought
with him Ne-gah-ne-o-xee-be-we-nee
Ge-bah-quah-e-de-we-kah-mig -o- ze-
be-e-gay-we-gah-mig (which being
interpreted means "Chief of the Jail
Office." Ray Murphy said this morn
ing that it really means "Chef of the
Jail" and that the man is the one
real bouillon cook in the "norf con-
The Elks will have a regular busi
ness session until 9:30 and have in
vited their friends to come in at that
(Special to The Pioneer by United Press)
Hamilton, Bermuda, Nov. 21.
President-elect Woodrow Wilson de
nied that he had invited William
Jennings Bryan to visit him in Ber
muda. Nor does he expect the col
Regarding the report that Colonel
Bryan had been offered the first
place in his cabinet, Governor Wil
son said:
"All statements about cabinet ap
pointments may be disregarded until
I make announcement myself."
Fourth Class Maflinf Pririlefea to be
Extended to Products of Farm
and Factories.
Packages Mast Not Save a
smn of Over Six Feet and Mas*
Have Return Address.
Ordinary Ones Witt Nat Be
edRates Are Baaed 0m Mew
Zone System.
1. That distinctive parcels poet
stamps must be used on all fourth
data mail matter after January 1
and that such matter bearing ordin
ary stamps will be marked "Held for
Postage." Ordinary postage stamps
will not be accepted as payment am
2. That parcels will be mailable
only at postofices, branch postsAeea,
lettered and local named stations and.
such numbered statioaa as may be
designated by the postiaaster.
3. That all parcels mast bear lie
return card of the sender
they will not be accepted for
On January l, the parcels peat law
will go into effect and the fowtH
class mailing privilege extend** ts
matter weighing eleven pounds or
less and withdlmensions o? le^tfeaa
six feet. Tne law was passed by the
special session of congress list sam^
mer and provides for a sone system
of payment.
Each postmaster in the United
States is to be furnished with a par
cels post map showing the unit of
area in which his postoffice is locat
ed and the eight postal zone* indi
cating the distance on which the par
cels post rates are based. At the
same time the postmasters will be
furnished copies of the Guide, a pub
lication which shows the units of
area in which every postoffice in the
United States is located. The Guide
will contain full information aa to
its use in connection with the map.
Bemidji merchants believe that the
parcels post law as it is will go into
effect will be a material help in their
business. The law provides for a rate
based on the distance the package is
to travel. Express rates are flat, be
ing so much for any distance/ A
comparison of express and parcels
post rates out of Bemidji shows that
the post will be much cheaper for.
short hauls and about the same for
long distances.
The entire country has been divid
ed into units of area made by bisect
ing the lines of latitude and longi
tude for each degree of length.. The
unit in which any postoffice lies to
gether with the eight adjacent units
form the first zone. The rate on a
parcel in this first zone is five eenta
for the first pound and three cents
for each additional pound..
The feature of the law which is
looked upon with special favor by
local merchants is that which pro^
rides that the rate in the first sone
on packages going through one post
office only is five cents and one cent.
This gives local merchants a gain of
two cents a pound over mail order
houses elsewhere. For instance. If
a farmer on Route 2 wishes to re
ceive a package from Bemidji, the
rate is five and one cents. On {he
other hand he can send in produce
to the city, to another farmer n lis
own route or to one on another route
leaving Bemidji for the five and one.
cent rate. .-,_
The law provides that parcels post
covers any product of "farm or fac
tory" so that after the first year it
will not be a novelty for hatter, eggs,
meat end other produce to come U\
Bemidji over the rural routes.
-r rr
Birch Whiting, who has been up
in parts of Canada for the past two^
years returned to Bemidji yesterday^
and reports that he has made n*T
money in the raising of crops, but
sold some of hm land and made good*
profit. -Be believes tnat Minnesota^
is the beat for crop production aaC
will make his home in the town ot
Northern, where he has purchased"
another farm. _*-*.*
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