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$25,000,000 LOAN
Obtained the Honey Under the Assur-
ance There Would be no Fight
Between Big Powers.
But Uneasiness Is Generally Felt Ow-
ing to Attitude Toward Servia
by the Generals.
Rumors In London Persist to That
^Effect Although It Is
New York, Dec. 11.It was on the
assurance that there was no likli
hood of a war between the great pow
ers of Europe that New York bankers
undertook the flotation of a $25,000,-
000 Austrian loan in this country, as
announced last night in Vienna.
London, Hec 11.Official quarters
in Vienna deny that any warlike sig
nificance attaches to the military
changes, but these assurances fail to
allay the uneasiness aroused by fears
that the powerful military party in
Servia may force the hands of the
General Von Hoetzendorff, the new
Austrian chief of staff, is credited
with being sworn enemy of Servia
and a long time possessed of the con
viction that nothing but the sword
can settle the differences between
Austria and Servia.
Further proof reached London to
night that Austrian-Hungarian forces
are mobilizing. Many Austrian and
Hungarian residents af London have
been called to colors. The report
says Austria intends to demand the
dimhmation of the present strength
of the Servian army, a, demand to
which Servia, her present temper,
is hardly likely to agree All ar
rangements for the peace conference
have been made.
'The resignation of War Minister
Auffenberg and General Scheuma are
said to have been prompted by the
forebearing and hesitating policy of
Count Von Berchtold towards Servia.
It is becoming increasingly plain
that war between Austria and Russia
will be averted, but there appears to
be no abatement of the tensions be
tween Austria and Seivia."
"In well-informed quarters it
would be wrong to interpret the resig
nation as an indication that warlike
counsels are prevailing in the con
duct of the Austrian policy. The
changes should be regarded rather as
measures running parallel to the mil
itary precautions which Austria has
already taken.
"While General Auffenberg and
General Schemua are regarded as
fully adequate to fill responsible po
sitions in normal times, the present
situation, when war on two fronts is
within the realm of possibility, is re
garded as justifying the summoning
by the Austrian government of the
two leading soldiers to the highest
military positions. It is not impos
sible that both officials resigned vol
untary in a spirit of high patriotism
to make way for better men.
General Von Hoetzendorff returns
to his old post, which he left after be
ing worsted in a conflict with the late
Count Von Aehrenthal wihose peace
ful policy Von Hoetzendorff, as cham
pion of a mighty Austria, strenuous
ly combated.
Von Hroetzendorff held that Aus
tria could only maintain her position
in the Driebund by being a great mil
itary power."
Fight Spread of Cholera.
Trieste, Dec. 11. The Austro
Hungarian government is taking vig
orous steps to prevent the spread of
cholera from the Balkan battle
ground into this country. Today a
mild sort of quarantine began. All
passengers arriving via /the Mediter
ranean and the Adriatic were held
and subjected to the most severe med
ical inspection. It is hoped that the
cold weather will solve the problem
by stamping out the isease.
Turkey Names Delegates.
Constantinople, Dec. 11.The offi
cial announcement was made tonight
that Selih Bey, minister of marine,
Reichad Pasha, minister of agricul
ture and Osman Nazimi Pasha, am
bassador to Germany, had been ap
pointed plenipotentiaries to the peace
conference which will begin at Lon
don on December 13. The delegates
will start for London tomorrow.
oiat-.tiisiiiii. Kstta&afti. s&.JA, Jtl&
Historian Society
Massachusetts Politician.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 11.Three
of the city's leading establishments,
the Gibson hotel, the Rendigs-Loth
man department store and the Doug
las Shoe company, and hundreds of
offices were destroyed by fire last
The offices of the Missouri Pacific
railway and ten floors of the Union
Trust building were practically gut
ted. Whether there is any loss of
life is uncertain
The hotel management says guests
did not have time to escape, but the
police are of the opinion that few
lives were lost.
The fire started in the hotel, the
flames spreading rapidly to the ad
joining buildings. The total loss is
estimated at $690,000. Many firemen
were overcome effecting rescues and
were taken to a hospital. One re
port that a number of scrubwomen,
working on the fifteenth floor of.the
Union lrust building were overcome
and died cannot yet be verified.
Makes for Smooth Existence.
There Is a good deal said about the
loss of Individuality, a loss when real
which we all deplore, but a man is
more likely to keep his individuality,
with his life, if he follows In his mo
tor the formulated lines of traffic
rather than meet another man in his
motor on the wrong side of the road.
If both men happened to be in a clvio
parade there would be no loss of in
dividuality to the man who kept his
place behind instead of driving out
from his place in order to get farther
ahead of the man behind him, or in
order to slip in ahead of the one
ahead of him. Keeping in line means
a simple thing often, but It is one
of the trifles that make for a perfect
ly smooth existence.
There are seeming restrictions in
life that hamper, but there are a great
many others that forward. It is easy
to understand the gains when compli
ance of a purely mechanical sortbut
very necessaryhas been made. By
reasoning from their analogy we may
find out to our advantage that there
are many others less tangible, a com
pliance with which would do wonders
in making the world go round, anld.in
making ourselves the happiest and
most successful people.
Stolen Turkey.
Rev. Algernon S. Crapsey, In an In
terview during the Little Falls strike,
said of a very religious and very no^
torious child-labor millionaire:
"This man reminds me of Uncle Cal
houn Clay.
"Uncle Cal was accused of stealing
a turkey, and the Sunday after the ac
cusation being communion Sunday,
the old fellow was one of the first com
municants at the little white church.
"His pastor. Rev Washington White,
said to him reproachfully, after the
'Calhoun Clay. I'm ashamed of you.
The idea of your coming to coram*
nion after stealing a turkey!'
'Lands-a-massy, parson,' said old
Uncle Cal, 'do you think I'd let a skin
ny old turkey, hardly worth ten cents
a pound, stand betwixt me and the
Lord's table?'"
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T5-S ^igSHSfea5'"%
The special board of canvassers ap
pointed to recount the vote in tihe
Harris-Moon fight had not finished, at
press time today. They refuse to,g4re
out any information until the count
is completed although an unofficial
statement was on the streets last
night that the count stood even at
that time.
St. Paul, Dec. 11.After twenty
hours of dissension, lasting from 3 p.
m. Monday until 11 a. m. Tuesday, a
jury in United States distract court
returned a verdict of guilty against
John McKay, alias Buck McKay, and
Mrs. Rose McKay, violators of the
white slave traffic act.. The verdict
was accompanied wiHt a request to
Judge Willard to deal lightly with
both prisoners.
Judge Willard sentenced McKay to
a five-year term in Leavenworth peni
tentiary, and imposed a fine of $5,-
000. Rose McKay received a sen
tence of $iree years at Leavenworth
and a fine of the same amount. The
woman wept quietly while sentence
was being pronounced on McKay, but
appeared to^bear her own sentence
with more fortitude.
An additional charge was given the
jury by Judge Willard at J.0 o'clock
in the morning.
George R. O'Reilly, acting for the
two prisoners, based a motion to ar
rest judgment on the contents of the
additional charge, $n the intent of
congress in passing the wihfite slave
act of June, 1910. Mr. O'Reilly said
that this law was intended to protect
previously innocent women, but
Judge Wdllard disagreed as to the
purpose of the statute and denied the
The sentence passed on McKay was
the maximum under the law.
The McKays last December pur*
chased transportation for Mabel
Grundermann from St. Paul to Ken
nedy, Wis., where she was lodged in
a disorderly house.
By Valtad FTMB.
Winnipeg, Man Dec. 11.Accord-
ing to its present plans the Canadian
Pacific railway will build more than
1,000 miles of new lines in Western
Canada in 1913. This includes 250
miles of double tracking between the
head of the lakes and the Pacific
It is proposed to build between
600 and 700 miles of branch lines
and 100 miles of sidings for termin
al facilities. The projected branch
lines will open up a vast stretch of
new territory.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 11.A po
liceman's mistake cost the life of El
mer Finnegan, a seventenn year old
high school student of this city, yes
terday. The youth was shot and kill
ed bj Patrolman Hoffman as he was
fleem? from a garage where he and
another lad had stopped to play a
prank on the proprietor.
The boys entered the garage and
demanded that they be permitted to
examine an -automobile, saying they
were detectives. The garage keeper
shouted for the police. As the boys
ran, Patrolman Hoffman appeared
and opened fire on them.
Finnegan was struck in the head
and died an hour later. Patrolman
Hoffman said he had aimed into the
aij\ but stumbled as he fired.
Literally True*
"Say, Chimpie, wot a suffragette?"
"A suffragette's a woman who wants
a chance to knock the stuffing out of
the ballot-box."Judge.
"I ken, Donald, we've had two fine
days the month." "Aye, mon, and one
ires snappet up by the Sawbath,"
Hard Job.
It Is going to be difficult to get|
women to quit judging other women
by the furs they wear.
Petitions Ask That It Be Loaned For
Panama Exposition and Return
ed Through Minnesota.
Special to Tbe Moneer.
Spokane, Wash., Dec. 11Western
patriotism frost Chicago to Portland,
Ore., is.being, aroused in a campaign
to have the- Liberty Bfcll snipped back
to Philadelphia from San PrabSiseo
exposition by the Northern route,
route, giving the people of Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Montana, North
Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illin
ois, Indiana and Ohio an opportunity
to act as host to the Revolutionary
Secretary Harry C. Wuerth of the
Spokane Chamber of Commerce will
start tomorrow the circulation of pe
titions in the state of Washington,
at the same time requesting united
action by chambers of commerce and
commercial clubs in every town and
city of the states just named. Fol
lowing the example of San Francisco,
which is waging a determined fight
to bring the Liberty Bell to the Pan
ama-Pacific International exposition
in 1915, 225,000 school children of
Washington will sign petitions re
questing that the bell be returned by
the Northern route.
In this state the petitions will be
signed also by citizens generally, the
mark set being 1,000,000 signatures
in the state of Washington. If the
Liberty Bell is sent west in 1915 it
will be just as easy to return it east
by the Northern route as by the
Southern, stated Secretary Wuerth
of the chamber of commerce. "The
lesson in patriotism it would teach
all along the line would be well
worth the effort expended in show
ing the bell to millions of people in
the nonthwest."
No Place for It.
"Yes, sir, I'll be sixty years old on
the seventeenth day of next month
and I can put my palms on the floor
without bending my knees."
"You don't look as if you could do
that. Let's see you try it."
"Oh, I donvft want to get down on
my stomach here."
His First Job.
Only Two. Weeks Left
You Will Be Left If You
Don't Shop Right Away
By United Frew.
Copenhagen, Dec. 11 Danish suf
fragettes confident that the coming
session of parliament will grant
them the vote now have on foot a
project to compel the government to
introduce military service for women,
it was learned today. Many of the
suffragettes are said to be anxious
to join the armies.
Special to Tb Pioneer.
Superior, Wis., Dec 10. Pal
Brown of Hibbing, Minn., and Danny
Goodman of Chicago are matched to
box ten rounds in an exhibition be
fore the Superior Athletic club De
cember 23. Northwest fans are watch
ing Brown's career with interest and
look to see him outgo the veteran
Ohicago boy.
The Opulent Bard.
"I can't understand how that poet's
wife is able to dress so well. I
thought there was no money in poet-
"I guest there isn't but her hus
band has the job of writing all the
advertising rhymes for one of the
biggest breakfast food concerns in
the country. Have you seen their
If one gave voice only to one's
thought's one wouldn't talk so much.
Some of the charity that begins at
home isn't worth making a fuss
Give Scoop A Medal-He's A Hero Bv "HOP
Canadian Town of Macleod Gets
Steady Breezes From the Crow's
Nest Pass.
By Vnlted Vresa.
Calgary, Alta., Dec. 11There
always blowing iis
Mcleb% Alia.,-indeed, even on the
calmest summer days there is gener
ally a slight breeze in that section.
The wind is believed to shoot out
from the funnel of Crow's Nest Pass
which is some fifty miles due west in
the Rockies.
On most days, to an easterner's
mind, this "slight breeze" has the
proportions of a gale is, the Southern
Alberta town. Tne stones show sharp
ly^thremgh the metalling of the road
while all odds and ends of paper are
whirled away until caught by the
nearest wire fence or other obstacle.
Tin cans are the special delight of
these high winds, which send them
flying, bumping and rolling over the
prairie. In old ranching days when
the then little town was not so parti
cular visitors were regaled with a
curious sight. There was a deep
coulee or ravine on the edge of the
settlement. Here piled in chaotic
mass was a deposit of old tin cans
swept there by that tireless scaven
ger.the wind.
A scientific explanation accredits
hot southern winds in the Canadian
west to Dhe passing of the air over
the huge areas of corn fields in such
state as Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa
and other western states where corn
is the staple crop and where the ra
diation of heat from the ground is
Sometimes hours in advance of a
ohmook wind in Southern Alberta a
low distant roaring ean be heard
from the mountains. The well known
Chinook arch over the Rockies al
ways betokens a strong blow from
the west.
The mercury went down to thir
teen below last night and hovered
around six below for most of the
morning. Weather forcasts sent out
from the government bueraus say
that continued cold may be expected.
Lycan and Company Hare Arranged
For Three Story Addition to Be
Put Up At Once.
Rooms to be Large and Half Will
Have Private or Connecting
BathAll Modern,
Work to be Done In Three Units and
Hostelry Will BeFinest North
of Twin Cities.
A three story concrete fire proof
hotel is the Christmas present which
Lycan and company will make to Be
midji. The hotel will not be com
pleted until another and maybe two
more visits of Santa Claus but the
work will be started at once and (bo
first unit is to be ready for use by
July 15, 1913.
P. S. Lycan recently returned from
Minneapolis, where, after severai
conferences with one of the leading
architects, a plan was worked out
whereby the Markham hotel will not
only be enlarged by the additionjaf a
forty room annex to be built at once
but this annex will be one of throe
units of the same design and archi
tecture. The other two will no
built as soon as the first is COmptet
The completed Markham w4U have
the shape of a capital S. The throe
units will be. the" three arms of the
and the south side of the hotel will
be built in as the units are being fin
ished. Work is to be started at once
on the first unit which will lie on the
east side of the building and cover
the present alley and vacant lot. The
kitchens and dining room will be
moved from their present tocaifon
into the first unit. This wilt eon
tain about forty rooms aU of which
will be outside.
The second unit will be placed
about where the kitchens are now lo
cated and will be built as soon as the
first is completed. The present
kitchens and dining room will be
razed and the front of the first
and second units connected with the
main building of the present hotel to
give the south facing. The second
unit will also contain about forty
rooms. When it is completed, the
third unit or the west side of the
new hotel will be built. This will
front on Beltrami avenue and con
tain office, lobby, store rooms, sample
rooms, etc.
"This building," said Mr. Lycan
this morning, ''will be the moot com
plete hotel building north of Che
twin cities. It is being designed by
an experienced hotel architect with a
view of giving to Bemidji something
out of the ordinary in the way of ho
tel accommodations for a city of this
size. The annex will be built on the
east side of the present hotel and the
other units built on to the west side
of the new part.
''When completed the hotel will
have about 120 outside rooms. This
does not include quarters for the
help. The building will be absolute
ly fireproof and will have all mod
ern conveniences such as running
water, telephone, electric reading
lamps, etc., in every room. More
than half of the rooms will have pri
vate or connecting baths. The build
ing when completed, will be 125x140,
three stories high and of ornamental
pressed brick."
Mr. Lycan's architect is making a
plate of the completed hotel and this
will be published in the Pioneer'In
the near future.
&T Vitod PtM*.
Washington, Dec. 11. Another
postponement of the Clapp committee
investigation was announced Tues
day when Clapp, Pomerne, Paynter
and Oliver were to have taken testi
mony in the alleged activity of the
Standard Oil company. A message
from Senator Jones now in the west
stating he could not reach here be
fore next Monday decided the com
mittee's action.
The man who takes no interest in
public schools, good roads, religion,
or polities, isn't even a satisfactory
basbeen. -a -c- -SJ

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