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Bloody Battle at Brandon When
Booming City Is Bombarded by
Battalions of Men In Blue.
Reserves From Wisconsin, Minnesota
and the Dakotas Are Hurled
Across the Border.
Has Resulted in the Killing of Noth-
ing But TimeOfficers are In
Deadly Earnest.
jay united Press.
Brandon, Man Dec. 2 A new i
war has broken outnot in foreign
lands, but here on the American con
tinent. This may be news to the
great majority of the people, but,
nevertheless, warbloody, cruel, bar
barous warnow exists between Cen
tral Western Canada and the states
forming the north central tier of the
United States
few people may be aware that hostil-J
lties are now in progress is explained
by the fact that this war, though des
perately waged, has resulted the
killing of nothing but timeit exists
only in the imagination
Today the beautiful little city of
Brandon, the gateway of Manitoba,
is withstanding a desperate assault
only the strength of the Canadian
troops being interposed to prevent the
combined forces from the Dakotas,
Minnesota and Wisconsin from rush
ing the breastworks, capturing the
prosperous Canadian city and carry
ing it awray
in a shawl strap
While the ruin and carnage and
the smell of gunpowder, as well as
the blue uniforms from across the
border, are purely imaginary, the of
ficers in charge of the Canadian forces
are real lne hustling, kicking,
scrambling human bemgs, bent upon
one purposethe winning of this
battleand if the do not prevent
Brandon from being captured by the
Americans (in their imagination) it
will not be because they are not alert
and doing their level best To be
taken prisoners by the Americans
would be a disgrace that they do not
propose to be charged with
But the hostilities raging in the
surrounding country ha\e no terrors
for the peaceful inhabitants within
the city Never, in fact, have they
moved about the streets and attend
ed to their usual daily tasks with a
greater sense of security than in the
midst of this "war," when the boom
ing of cannon and the hissing and
bursting shells are shattering the im
agination of the officers
Among the officers now in Brandon
carrying out a plan of campaigning
precisely as thej would if Canada
were actually in a state of interne
cine warfare, with the roaring of
real guns and the flying of missies
that tear flesh, pot the imagination,
and who must be given credit it thej
succeed in preventing the annexation
of Manitoba by the United States,
are the following
Major Vaux, Major Le
Chance, Major Posette Captain Phil
ippe and Captain A. Gray of Win
nipeg Colonel Ratteray of Res
ton Major Lipsett, Major Web
ster, Colonel A McDonald, Major
Watt, Captain Mothersill. Lieutenant
A E Shaw, Lieutenant A Critch
ley and Major Mathews of Winnipeg
Captain Palmer of Virden, Major
foung of Souns, Captain Parson of
Regina, Lieutenant-Colonel Clark.
Major McLaron, Lieutenant-Colonel
Rankin, Captain Kiraday, Major Tem
pleton, Captain Whitliei, of Bran
The directing officer if Major
Lipsett, D. S O., W assisted by
Lieutenant-Colonel A C. Macdonnell,
S O S and Major L.
Squirrels' Instinctive Gift.
Squirrels, it Is said, know how to
Judge distances accurately, for they
Seldom jump two distances alike, yet
never fail to land safely when an inch
too far or too short would mean dis
aster. And dogs run along beside
horses' heels, judging accurately the
safe distance, and are seldom, if ever,
"Do you really believe, doctor, that
your old medicines really keep any
body alive?" asked the skeptic. "Sure-
ly," returned the doctor. "My pre
scriptions have kept three druggists
and their families alive in this town
tor twenty years."Harper's Weekly.
Son of German Emparor
Who Has Displeased Father.
Ed Ericksen and family and his
The "reason" that so I brother Joe returned from North Da-
John Radschweit and wife and son
Amso returned from Rouseau county
the first of the week. They raised a
fine crop of flax there, the past sum
mer, but were unable to harvest all
of it.
aw *y
E Knappen returned Sat-
urday from Minneapolis, where she
Msited points in Iowa and Wiscon
sin Her many friends are glad to
see that she is much improved in
Ruth Jennings, a high school pu
pil of Bemidji, is spending her
ThanksgKing vacation at her home
east of Tenstrike She visited Tues
day night with Mrs McGhee.
Two ear loads of cattle were ship
ped to the St Paul market Wednes
day Fi\e carloads were shipped
from here before this
Miss Doris Pemble, the teacher ot
^nkle school was home for
Thanksgiving vacation
A Morris has completed a forty
foot extension to his barn. It has a
concrete basement which will be used
for a cow stable The upper portion
will be used for hay Paul Halupt
zok was the contractor
Pemble has sold his mare and
two colts to S E Thompson for $500.
Bernie Pra\ ltz went to Blackduck
Wednesday evening to witness the
play, A Noble Outcast
Last Saturday evening the Ladies'
Aid of the Presbyterian church gave
a sale and ovster supper at which
they received $34
Bertha Webster of Bemidji is is
lting with Esther McGhee
Miss Hattie Smith, the teacher of
the first intermediate departments of
our public school is spending her va
cation with her brother Stanley, near
Johnme Pemble is visiting with
his sister, Mrs Leach of Funklev
The receipts. Wednesday evening
from the dance given for the benefit
ot the Catholic church amounted to
Johnnie and Blanche Ra?schwei
returned Wednesday evening from
Wisconsin where they spent me sum
Miss E Flo Murray, the pri
mary teacher is spending her vaca
tion with Bemidji friends.
Hair Mussed by Lightning.
Edward Kones prefers in the future
!o comb his own locks and wishes
lightning would leave them alone.
When his house, in Sullivan county,
as struck the electricity plowed
small furrows about his skull, taking
hair off his head in every place
it touched His injuries, besides de
stroying his hair, it is said,
slight.Philadelphia North American.
By United Tress.
Washington, Dec. 2.Nearly $57,-
000,000 for rivers and harbors im
provements were in the estimates
submitted to congress today. Six
million dollars is the estimate for
continuing the work on the Missis
sippi river between St. Paul and
Minneapolis where a thirty foot dam
is being constructed to develop elec
trical power. $185,000 is the est^
mate for Minnesota and Wisconsin in
the Duluth-Superior harbor. $375,-
280 is the estimate for the Mississip
pi between St. Paul and St. Louis.
By United Press.
Washington, Dec. 2. A demand
that the Pujo money trust investigat
ing committee get down to work at
once was contained in a report sub
mitted to the house by Representative
Lindbergh of Minnesota. He em
phasized the necessity for currency
legislation declaring that the mone
tary committee's report failed to dis
close any facts in regard to the money
trust. Full information is demanded.
He charged that the Pujo committee
was dilatory.
By "United Press.
Washington, Dec 2.The supreme
court today ordered the dissolution
immediately of the Harriman merger
of the Southern and Union Pacific
railroads. The highest court refused
emphatically to invoke its "rule of
reason" laid down in the Standard
Oil and Tobacco trust cases to apply
to the railroad -combine. The merger
was declared "unreasonable" and in
restraint of trade.
By United Press.
Washington, Dec 2Twenty-four
mintes sufficed for the senate for the
opening session at noon today. The
senate was called to order by Senator
Bacon. Senator Lodge offered a res
olution making 11 a. m. as the hour
for meeting. His motion prevailed.
The senate adjourned after adopting
resolutions regretting the deaths of
Vice-president Sherman and Senators
Heyburn and Rayner.
Ph,I-,iphia Dec 2. A record
cro estimated at 35,000 gathered
heio SiL^rday afternoon to see the
arm 3 navy football teams meet
in their annual contest.
The wonderful outdoor picture be
gan to take form at 1 o'clock when"
spectators began to arrive. The
stands were half filled at 1:25 o'clock
when a brass band emerged from the
southwest corner of the field at the
head of two battalions numbering
about 600 midshipmen.
To the strains of a tuneful air
they marched down the field, forty
As the Annapolis boys were filing
up the aisles to their seats the gray
coated army contingent preceded by
a band came in at the same entrance.
There were 500 of them, divided into
six companies.
Navy scored in the third quarter.
The final was:
Army, 0 Navy, 6.
Very Much So.
"Have you any drop ceilings in your
house?" "Yes, in the kitchen where
the plaster fell down."
A'Uiit.'lJJWJJL l!i uda
Seventeen "Jim Jam Jems" Dealers
In Minneapolis Held On
$500 Sail.
Minneapolis, Dec. 2. Seventeen
Minneapolis newsdealers were arrest
ed Saturday and arraigned before
United States Commissioner Howard
S. Abbott in the crusade begun by
the federal government to suppress
the sale of "Jim Jam Jems," a month
ly issued at Bismarck, N. D., whose
publishers, Samuel H. Clark, and
others, were recently indicted by the
federal grand jury at Fargo, N. D.
They are charged with having accept
ed from express companies copies of
the semi-annual number of "'Jim Jam
Jems," shipped from Bismarck, last
July. The newsdealers waived ex
amination and were bound over to
the next term of the federal grand
jury which will meet the first Tues
day in April. Bail was fixed at $500
and the personal bond of each was
accepted for the amount.
Those arrested Saturday were
James Adair, 626 Hennepin ave
Barney H. Bertleson, 6 East Third
William H. Burd, manager for Fer
ris & Grady news stand, Andrews ho
Lester E. Carson, partner in news
stand, West hotel.
Dean Efner, partner in World
News company, 404% First avenue.
Carl Fisher, druggist, 1031 Henne
pin avenue.
William O. Goodman, partner in
cigar store, Nicollet hotel.
David H. Hobson, partner in cigar
stand, Nicollet hotel
Bert Mulvey, partner in cigar
stand, Metropolitan Life building.
Ben Ravich, partner in news stand,
412% First aveune S.
Louis E. Schmidley, druggist,
Nicollet avenue and Lake street.
Herman Schochet, manager Ly
ceum book exchange, 711 Hennepin.
Albert R. Schweister, proprietor
cigar and news stand, 302 Hennepin.
William M. Scott, manager of ci
gar and news stand, owned by Mich
ael Hanley, 101 Seventh street S.
T. R. Stafford, proprietor news
stand, Phoenix building.
Charles L. Templeton, proprietor
cigar and news stand New York Life
Brewster Smith, proprietor of ci-
Send A Stomach Pump To Room 93
Twenty=three Days
to Christmas
Dec. 2
Twenty-three! Skidoo!
Get your shopping
This means YOU!
gar and news stand, Chamber of Com
The arrests made in Minneapolis
follow a similar crusade a week ago
against St. Paul newsdealers hand
ling "Jim Jam Jems." The informa
tion on which the arrests were made
was secured by the postoffice inspec
tors under the direction of R. D.
Simmons, inspector in charge, St.
Paul. Inspectors John H. Chase, John
Lucey, M. Hugdal and R. S.
Greggs secured the information for
the arrests in Minneapolis and turn
ed it over to the office of the United
States district attorney. The war
rants were sworn to by Assistant Dis
trict Attorney M. Dickey They
were served in each case by United
States Marshal W. H. Grimshaw in
person The charge is a violation of
section 16-18 of the the postal laws
and regulations, which covers the
sending of objectionable matter by
mail and express in interstate com
The semi-annual number of "Jim
Jam Jems" which is specifically men
tioned in the warrants, is a volume
into which all the monthly issues for
the half year preceding are bound.
The publishers, indicted by the grand
jury at Fargo, N. D., early in Novem
ber are out on $2,500 bail. The max
imum penalty for conviction of the
charge is $5,000 fine and five years
Minneapolis newsdealers said today
that they had removed "Jim Jam
Jems" from their shelves as soon as
they were aware that the federal au
thorities had declared it objectionable
literature. None of them would ven
ture an opinion on the probable out
come of the grand jury hearing. They
'Continued on last pace).
Amos Annis and Michael Carey Lost
Lives Near Clementson Last
LaterThe Rainy river froze over
without the bodies being recovered,
and it is doubtful if they will ever
be found.
Baudette, Dec. 2. A double
drowning occurred in the Rainy riv
er opposite Clementson Friday night,
when Amos Annis and Michael Carey
lost their lives. The young men who
were working for farmers on the
Canadian side, secured a small boat
and started across the river to spend
the evening with friends at Clement
This was about eight o'clock and
shortly afterward cries for help were
heard by persons on both shores, but
nothing could be seen of the young
men. The boat was an old one and
the general theory is that it sank in
the middle of the river. Searching
parties were on the scene early the
next morning but no trace of either
the bodies or of the boat could be
found. The search for the bodies has
been kept up ever since, but -so far
without success.
The victims of the accident were
about twenty-nine years of age. One
was a Scotchman and the other an
Irishman, and they came from the old
country only about a year ago. Annis
had established a home at the Can
adian side of the International bridge
where his mother and one sister re
Carey has one brother, George, who
resides on the Canadian side opposite
The tragedy has caused deep gloom
at Sleeman and Clementson where
the young men were well known and
liked. The homesteaders are bending
every effort to recover th bodies
without delay, as the river is expect
ed to be frozen over any day now.
Either Sunshine or Fire.
Put things in the sunshine or before
a fire before wrapping them up, if
possible, not only for airing, but also
to freshen them and make them small
What Did He Mean?
"Now look here, Maria," said Mr.
Wombat, "if you don't stop playing
bridge all the time I'll take a hand."
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Third Session of Sixty-Second Con
gress Opened at Noon Today
In Washington.
Action Taken Ont of Respect For De
ceased Members Whose Desks
Were Buried with Flowers.
Senate Will Devote at Least Two
Hours a Day to Hearing Evi
dence In the Case.
By Halted ftm.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 2.
'Whack, whack, thumpety-thump."
"Rat-a-tat-tat." With these gavel strokes today, re
spectively, in the house and senate,
exactly as the bronze clocks pointed
to 12, the third session of the Sixty
second congress was convened. The
peoples' servants were at work again.
From the crack of the respective
gavels, congress settled into the
traces of legislative business, to end
only on March 4, when a new presi
dent and a Democratic congress step
History-old scenes were repeated
today at the opening of both houses.
Ancient precedents, almost law from
hallowed observance, were rigorously
In the senate, Senator Augustus O.
Bacon, large, florid and the person
ification of "Senatorial dignity," did
the honors. His was the hand which
lightly tapped the marble-topped
desk of the presiding officer.
Speaker Champ Clark, with vigor
ous and resounding thumps of his
gavel, did similar duty at the south
end of the capitol.
In both chambers, death lent a
somber touch to the opening cere
monies. The senate mourned in its
bereavement of Vice-president Sher
man and former Senator Heyburn, of
Idaho, both of whom died during the
recess since last August.
In the house, a half-dozen ma
hogany desks, covered with flowers,
and draped with crepe, brought a tear
to the eye of many returning mem
Out of respect to their deceased
members both houses adjourned with
in a very few minutes after conven
ing, after transacting minor and nec
essary initial business.
Senator Root of New York, in a
feeling eulogy, officially announced
in the senate the death of Vice-presi
dent Sherman, in whose absence the
president pro tempore of the senate,
Senator Bacon, acted as presiding of
ficer. Senator Borah, of Idaho, fol
lowed the New York senator with
the announcement of the death of
his former colleague, Senator Hey
burn. Resolutions were then passed
expressing deep sorrow of the sen
ate, and sympathy for the bereaved
families. The senate then adjourned
until Tuesday.
Similar recognition of their dead
wns made in the house.
"The house will be in order," were
Speaker Clark's salutatory remarks,
with a wide smilefor the speaker.
A roll call was then ordered, to ascer
tain if a quorum of the house was
Appointment of committees to no
tify the senate and president Taft
that the house was in session again
and ready to do business, with a
faint hint to the president that the
house was ready to receive any mes
sage or legislative suggestions from
him, was then the final business be
fore the house adjourned until noon
Presentation of President Taft'a
annual message is on tomorrow's pro
gram in both houses. It is almost uni
formly transmitted on the second day
of every session.
Opening of the impeachment trial
of Judge Robert D. Archbald, of" the
Commerce court, is also scheduled to
Strife of recent battles on political
campaign fields lent both a humorous
and a tragic angle to today's brief
session. Many war-scarred veterans
of a generation of campaigns looked
upon the opening gayety for the last
time. They were the ones defeated
last month in the Democratic land
Despite their political misfortunes,
the "lame ducks" laughed and joked
across the aisles to their victorious
opponents. This aftermath of the re-
(Continued on last page).

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