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Mack's Letter to The Pioneer States
That Weight Will Prohably be
136 Pounds at 5 o'Clock.
111 Feeling Between Them Will Prob
ably Make The Going Faster
Than Otherwise.
Is Training Hard For His Match and
Presence is Arousing New
Yorkers From Lethargy.
Written Specially Tot Th Monr.
New York January 4, 1913.
February 7 has been set as the
date for the long anticipated Packey
McFarland-Jack Britton match at
Madison Square Garden. No official
statement has been given to the pub
lic regarding the weights, but it is
thought the boys will scale around
136 pounds at five o'clock in the
afternoon. Neither should have any
trouble making that figure and in
Packey's case it will mean about 140
ringside. And it is doubtful if Brit
ton weighs much less.
Packey and Jack are the cleverest
men in the "mis-fit" division, and as
there is considerable ill-feeling be
tween them the bout should prove a
"rip-snorter" from start to the final
tap of the gong. Comparing the men
on New York performances alone
Packey appears to outclass his fellow
Chicagoan in the matter of science.
Britton, however, has a knock-out^
punch, a recent development by the
way, which Packey does not carry in
his repertoire of swats. Jack also1
combines a considerable degree of
cleverness with his ability to hit
hard, but as a master of the art of
hit, stop and get away is by no
means the equal of the brilliant Mc
Farland. Britten's only chance to
Win the popular decision will be to
carry the battle close to his rival. If
Jack tries to stand off and outbox
Packey he is sure to be outpointed.
It is interesting to note that Mc
Farland has not shown any signs of
elation over the prospects of getting
first crack at Willie Ritchie when
the champion elects to resume ring
activities. The fact of the matter
is Packey has outgrown the light
weight division and realizes he can
no longer make even 135 ringside
and be fit to fight a good man. And
no one knows this better than
Ritchie, hence Billy Nolan's bold
statement that Packey is to be 'the
favored one.
If McFarland is successful in the
coming encounter with Britton do
not be surprised if he publicly re
nounces all pretensions to the light
weight title, and declares himself
open for engagements with the wel
terweights. That's the class he fig
ures in now 142 ringside would suit
him much better than 133.
1- Packey has always been ambitious
to be a champion and had he been
given the chance he begged when
Nelson was in his prime, light
weight history might read different
ly. To a clever and aspiring boxer
such as McFarland the realization
that he must relinquish his long and
patiently waited chance to do battle
for the light-weight title must be a
hitter disappointment indeed. How
ever, there is still hope for Packey to
earn the proud title of "champion,"
but that hope lies in a heavier divis
ion than the one he so long adorned.
"Mexican Joe" Rivers is in train
ing for the match with Leach Cross
and his presence has helped to awak
en Gothamites from the feeling of
lethargy resulting from the overdoses
of mediocre talent promoters have
been serving the "big town" sports.
Boxing shows of the last few weeks
have been very much'/'local" and it
will be a most welcome and agree
able change for the fight fans when
this little stranger -crawls through
the ropes to combat the sturdy Cross.
Had a chat with Rivers and his
manager, one Joe Levy, the other
day. Strange as it may seem the
youngster looks pretty much like any
other healthy kid, save that he is a
trifle more swarthy in coloring than
*-w of the colder climesl' Joe (the
boxer, not the manager), contrary to
popular belief, is not a "Mex" by
birth, having first seen the light of
day in Los Angeles, The parents
were "Greasers," but Joey proudly
(Gffttttro*! ~fj| last fygQg.
Kentucky Congressman, One* In
Jail,. Nw Happy Bridegroom.
West Bound Bay Train on Great
Northern Line Leaves Fifteen
Minutes Earlier Sunday.
Crookston, Jan. 4.Sunday the
.Great Northern will put a new.time
card into effect. No. 5, the local
train for St. Paul, arrives nearly an
hour earlier, getting here at 7:05
a. m., five minutes later than the
train from Duluth.
The evening train from Duluth, in
stead of arriving at 7 p. m. as now,
will get here at 6:25 and will leave
at 6:35, and the train from St. Vin
cent to Fargo arrives and departs the
same time as the Duluth train.
No. 5, arrive 7:05 a. m., leave 7:20
a. m. local from St. Paul.
No. 132, arrive 6:25 p. m. leave
6:35 p. m. local from St. Vincent to
No. .33 arrive 6 25 p. i^.^ieatv^
6:35 p. m. from: Duluth to Grand
Forks,:.. J**^. ._s&^. 3
Nf. 6, arrive 8:30 p. m., leave 8:35
p. m. local to St. Paul.
No. 8, arrive 10:05 p. m., leave
10:10 p. m. Winnipeg flyer to St.
No. 7, arrive 2:15 a. m., leave 2:20
a. m. Winnipeg flyer, northbound.
The train which has been leaving
Bemidji at 3:30 p. m. will now leave
at 3:15.
Spoolal to Thm Mont.
Cass Lake, Jan. 4.On December
26, Arvid Nordquist, a homesteader
from Boy River came to Cass Lake
with his oldest son, also a homestead
er, with a bond prepared by the im
migration commissioner at Ellis Is
land, New York, conditioned that his
wife Hilma Nordquist and son, Omni,
who were detained there should not,
if allowed to come on become public
charges. Mr. Nordquist and son have
homesteads six miles out of Boy
River in a neighborhood of home
steaders. The bond called for quali
fications of $2,000.
Mr. Nordquist was unable to furn
ish the -bond, as he had no acquain
tances who could qualify. A Cass
Lake business man interested himself
in the matter to the extent of advis
ing Congressman Lindbergh of the
situation and advising him that
while the husband and son could not
furnish a bond, they had good homes
and were abundantly able to provide
for the mother and son and requested
the congressman to gain admission
for them without a bond, if possible.
On Friday, Congressman Lind
bergh appeared before the commis
sioner general in Washington, but
did not fully succeed in getting the
matter arranged. On Saturday he
enlisted Senator Nelson and on Sun
day Nordquist's friend in Cass Lake
was advised by telegram that the
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The fast Akeley basket ball team
went down to defeat before the "Big
Bemidji" quint last evening at the
roller rink. The Akeley team put up
an exceptionally, good game but the
Bemldji team outweighed their op
ponents and were much faster. The
first half was close but the Bemidji
boys warmed ,up in the second half
and played Akeley off their feet. The
first half ended with the score of 7
to 5. The final score was 37 to 10.
Brandon was the star if one could
be picked at' all from the five play
ers. He seemed to be every where at
once and blocked several throws for
baskets. Neuman put up a good
game against hte opponent at -center
who was much taller but be out
jumped him almost at will. Peck put
up an excellent game at guard and
kept his man under control during
the entire game. Bell and Jacobson
could not have played a better game
and played excellent team work.
The crowd was not as large as it
should have been and the team went
seven dollars in debt. A collection
will probably be taken up among the
business men or a dance given in the
near future. Manager Ryan will
probably try to schedule a game with
either Grand Rapids or Bagley for
next week.
Grand Forks, Jan. 4.Following
an illness which has extended over a
period of more than a year, but
which has been serious for but a few
days, Judge Charles F. Templeton of
the First "district, passed away at St.
Luke's hospital, St. Paul, yesterday
morning at six o'clock. His remains
will be brought to the city this morn
ing and the funeral will b"e held from
the family home at 508 Reeves ave
nue at 2:30 this afternoon.
Judge Templeton, accompanied by
Mrs, Templeton, left the city the day
after Christmas for jSt. PauL While
he then felt the effects of the.strain
of holding the, terpn, of /Court, there
was no idea that his condition was
serious. Hardly had he reached St.
Paul, when he was taken suddenly ill
and went to the hospital. Fjor sev
eral days his condition showed no
change. He had intended to return
to the city in a few days, but finding
that he could not leave the hospital,
he called in Judge. W. G. Kneeshaw to]
pleton and J. Walker Smith Rev W i
time here each summer.
Special to The Pioneer.
Cass Lake, Jan. 4-^Stephen Schaak
the postmaster and merchant of Kit
ichi, fifteen miles north of here, came
to Cass Lake today to purchase a new
horse. A few days ago Mr. Schaak
found some rat biscuit in a sack of
feed from wMch he had been feeding
his team. Of course he discontinued
feeding from that feed but shortly
afterwards his most valuable horse
was taken violently sick and died.
Mr. Schaak does not think there was
any malice as the poison was found
in a sack that had not been opened
until he began using it.
sit for him. Even then his friends'] each year* If it is found that the
had no idea that death was impend- plan Is successful from the point of
Thursday he began to fail rapidly, government also, the parcel post will
although no word of *his condition
was sent to his family. At six
o'clock yesterday morning he died, a game.
victim of a complication of heart and Zone 8ystem Explained.
liver trouble. The body will be ac-| It to no exaggeration to say thai
companied to the city by Mrs. Tern-? thousands
Frank Qustafson. a saloonkeeper,
was fined $15.00 and costs in the,
municipal court yesterday afternoon,
the charge being disorderly conduct
Forty Packages Mailed Out From
LocaU Office and Twenty-Seven
Received Yesterday.
Forty packages were mailed from
the Bemidji postoflice*by parcels post
yesterday and twentyseve were re
ceived-. -.-A The government UaB in-?
structed all offices to keep a record
of packages received4und sent by post
for the first fifteen days of the month.
The postage yesterday amounted to
i|3.74, the largest amount being $.44
ion a package to pes Moines, Iowa.
It is theilntentibn of Uncle 6am to
move rather slowly in the parcel post
matter.' He wants to find how popu
lar It will be, how much it will cost
the government, and whether there Is
$ {to be a profit or loss at the end of
jview of the people, which means the
be extended until finally it reaches
the proportions which its proponents
say they believe it is destined to as-
H. Matthews will officiate at the fun- Jost^meai to'the^eopte6
eral services. jj| establishing the
Judge Templeton was well known!
in Bemidji as he and his family had
been in the habit of spending some used as centers in describing the dr-
thousands of inquir
have been of the postmaste*
system which made provision for a
division of the country into zones
and into 35,000 units which are to be
des which mark the boundaries of
the nones. There has been no dear
understanding, apparently, of this
tone system, but really it is a very
simple matter.
The accompanying map shows the
.country divided into zones from the
jnnit in which Washington is sit
uated, aa the center.' Accompanying
)h map is a table showing the rate
of postage per pound for paacels from
Washington to places within all the
ISach) unit contains an area thirty
riles square. Now each unit is a
center from which the zone* are
drawn and so every unit in the coun
try no matter where it is situated will
have :iones drawn from it just exactly
as Wtishtngton baa them drawn from
It. For instance, take Keokuk, la*
which is in a unit in the fifth zone.
From that will be drawn circles ex
actly as they are dSrswn from Wash
Ingtoik and they will be numbered from
Keoktk as number one, just as they
are numbered from Washington as
number one. Of course, however.
Zone Six will have a different geo-
re i a ted to Keo
41 -,.^--=-WZ--=
(Continued on Pag, 8
A6mwm$lA EUAttJSAIfa/^
First Methodist Epicsopal.
Services at 10:45 and 7:30. Sun
day school at 12. Bpworth league
at 6:30 p. m. Prayer meeting on
Thursday evening at eight o'clock.
Everybody welcome. Charles H.
Flesher, pastor.
Swedish Lutheran
Services in the morning at 10:30
conducted by Karl Stromme. Sun
day school at 12. Services Monday
evening at eight o'clock by Rev.
Norris Fergus Falls. J. H. Ran
dahl, pastor. ^v
First Scandinavian Lutheran
Sunday school at 12. Services In
the evening at eight o'clock. T. S
Kolate, pastor.
First Baptist
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30
p. m. Sunday school at 12:15 p. m.
Young people's meeting at 6:30. Mid
week meeting for Bible study, prayer
and Christian conference Thursday
evening at 7:30. The public heartily
invited strangers cordially wel
comed. C. G. Chandler, pastor.
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal
Sunday school at 10 a, m. Confirm
ation class at the same hour. Morn
ing prayer and sermon at 11 a, m.
C. de L. Harris, pastor. \k
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Morn
ing sermon and communion at 11 a.
m. Junior Endeavor at four o'clock.
Young people's meeting at 7 p., m.
Gospel service at 8 p. m. Prayer
meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.
Rev. S. E. P. White, pastor.
New York, Jan. 4.The death
early yesterday of James R. Keene
removes a figure which was long
familiar in finnacial and sporting
Circles, not only in this country, but
abroad. Mr. Keene died in a private
hospital at 2:15 o'clock yesterday
morning- following an operation, per
formed on him Thursday for abdom
inal ^trouble, the end coming some
what suddenly, although it had been
realiezd that his condition was very
The Model Manufacturing com
pany is installing a new bake oven
which is said to contain the latest
improvements. The company is put
ting new doors on the building also.
Ain't The Boss The Limit For Ideas By ?HOP
Damage by Fire During Past Year
Exceeded 1911 by $400,000
Outside of Big Cities.
Forty-five persons were fatally
burned in Minnesota fires during
1^12, according-to the annual report
#G^^p^p|^ft4re marshal, put
t^tt^*}- 4n addition- i^ this lc: o|l
human life there must be charged to
the ravages of five severe Injuries
and burns to 130 people.
"Nearly seventy per cent of all
fires in the state are the result of
carelessness," declares Mr. Keller.
"Many of the lives sacrificed and a
large number of the injuries can be
charged directly to carelessness."
The^Are marshal's review shows a
decrease in fire losses for the year of
$1,185,000 compared with 1911, al-
though the number of fires was some-
what larger. The three large cities,
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth,
lost considerable less byfire in 1912
than in 1911, the showing in Minnea-
polis being particularly gratifying.
Outside the three cities the losses in-
creased nearly $400,000.
Had it not been for December, the
figures would have been more satis
factory, but the past month was par
ticularly disastrous, the losses ex
ceeding the figures for December,
1911, by several hundred thousand
Following is tabulated a summary
of the number of fires and aggregate
losses In the three largev cities and
the remainder of the state for the
years 1911 and 1912
Totals 2,452
'Loss on
No. of Bldgs. &
Fires. Contents
St. Paul 323
Minneapolis 619
Outside the cities. 1,269
St. Paul 383
Minneapolis 639
Duluth 233
Outside the cities. 985""
Totals 2,240 $5,397,992
Was Granted By Court Late Yester
day Afternoon Following a ~W
Lengthy Argument- v'r^^?i
Convicted Men May Be Rdeated
From Jail If They Can Get
Sufficient Bonds.
Ryan Must Negotiate $70,000 and
Beum, of Minneapolis, Must
Produce $30,000.
Chicago, Jan. 4.A writ of super-
sedas staying execution of the sen-
tences imposed upon the dynamite
conspirators recently convicted at In-
dianapolis, was issued by the United
States circuit court of appeals here
Friday afternoon.
Bail was based on the number of
years wihch the prisoners have been
sentenced to serve$10,000 for each
Mr. Ryan's bail was fixed at $70,-
000. Those who received sentences
of six years must furnish $60,000,
four years $40,000 and soron down to
$10,090 for the one year sentences.
According to the defense lawyers
the court, Judges Seamen and Baker
sitting, seemed most impressed by
the extradition feature of the argu-
ment presented this forenoon.
Defense lawyers stated that mopey
enough to admit all to bail would be.,^
Leavenworth, Kans., Jan. 4.
Thirty-three labor leaders/ convicted
of connection with the dynamite
conspiracy, who began serving their
terms in the federal prison on New
Year's day, lined up awkwardly in
the warden's oftlce late Friday, sum
moned by him to receive news of the
granting by the federal circuit court
of appeals the writ of supersedas and
bonds, which may mean temporary
freedom for at least thirty-two of
Emotions ranging from surprise to
stolidity and confidence were de
picted an their faces and manner
when the warden told them he had
been informed of the granting of the
Barring a brief word of thanks
from each, only two of the men had
anything to say concerning the in- "ffi
formation conveyed to them.
Herbert S, Hpckin, former secre- 'r?
tary of the iron workers union label
el the" "betrayer" by his fellows, and \^S
the only one of the thirty-three not
affected by the supersedas order was '}^%A
the first to speak, "V
*'WiH the bond be perfected at In- --&
dianapolis or at Chicago," he asked *yk
nervously. The question brought^
broad smiles from several of hip fel- f^
low prisoners. When Warden McrJ^j
Claughey said he was unable to an-Jfi
jawer the query HoCkin, made no fur
ther attempt to pursue the matter^
and stepped back against the wall -3,
The face of Alof "A. Tveitmoe ofW
San ^ancisco beamed when he heard
_^ ^.t'S1-"
Bondi aggregating^ $ 100.000
must be, given if thirty-two of the
thirty-three labor leaders are to take
advantage of the granting of the writ
of supersedas. 's
Whether this sum can be obtained
is admitted by the counsel for the de
fendants as a matter of grave doubt,
but they expressed the belief that at
least some of it can. be secured to ac
complish the liberty of President
Frank M. Ryan and a few of the oth-*
ers until the decision has been reach
ed on appeal, for the filing of which
the court allowed sixty days.
J.KJ ""riW
the court's action. He shifted aery?
onBly while Hockin had "the floor'an^".
"In behalf of my fellows, Mr".- Warr.""
den, I thank you "for this news. Some
of us had confidently expected it, yet
were prepared to serve out time if
the court so'willed: With your leave
I beer to suggest that these men-keep
their own .counsel'until the full im
port' of the order has worked itself
Warden McClaughy assented with
a nod and with anotherexpressian of
thanks, Mr. Tveitmoe bowed. When
word of the bond being allowed
reached the "warden late yesterday,
th thirty-three men were at their'
work In various parts of the prison

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