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Anointments Made Yesterday By
Buraquist and Rines Show Strong
Progressive Tendencies.
Bemidji Man Made Clerk of Reappor
tionment Committee of Which
C. H. Warner is Chairman.
Members Did Not Get as Many Chair
manships as Had Been Given
Them Formerly.
Bjr waited Vress.
St. Paul, Jan. 15.Perman Wilson,
of Bemidji. was appointed clerk to
the reapportionment committee of the
house late Tuesday by Speaker Rines.
Grove Wilson, brother of Ferman, has
already been appointed secretary to
Lieutenant Governor Buraquist.
Speaker Henry Rines gave some of
the Hennepin, county legislators a
figurative "slap on the wrist" in the
chairmanships of the standing com
mittees. But nine of the fifty-nine
committees were given to the Henne
pin county bunch and of these the
only ones which might be considered
of importance were cities, of which
P. L. Palmer is chairman telephone
and telegraph, to John G. Lennon and
labor and labor legislation to \V. A.
C. H. Warner, Aitkin, landed the
chairmanship of the reapportionment
committee and Bob Dunn was reap
pointed on the committee on roads
and bridges. The jurisdiction of the
state railroad and warehouse com
mission will- be enlarged by the- in-
troduction of a bill Tuesday in the
house which provides that the com
mission may investigate telephone
and telegraph companies.
Bob Dunn, Princton, introduced a
bill to compel the use of two brakes
on all motor vehicles of over ten
horsepower. A state reformatory for
women, carrying an appropriation
of |50,000 is provided for in a bill
introduced in the house by Represen
tative Knapp of Minneapolis. The
state board of control is authorized
to select a site for the institution.
Speaker Rines did not neglect the
Democrats in the house in making
committee assignments. He placed
Albert Pfaender, New Ulm, minority
leader, in charge of the crimes and
punishments committee and F. L.
Minnette, Democrat, as chairman of
the state training school committee.
Investigation Wanted.
Appointments of the standing com
mittees of the senate and "house were
the point of interest at the capitol
yesterday, and reading of committee
lists was listened to with great in
terest by the members in each house.
The usual heartburnings were felt
but not much in evidence. The sen
sational feature of the day was a res
olution offered by Knud Wefald of
Hawley, asking an investigation of
newspaper Charges of serving of in
toxicating liquor at the capitol dur
ing the governor's reception last
week. His resolution went over under
notice of debate given by H. H. Dunn.
It follows:
"Whereas the sale or giving
away of intoxicating liquors in
the state capitol building is ex
pressly forbidden by law, and
"Whereas certain newspapers
of the city of St. Paul have open
ly made the charge that on the
evening of Jan. 9, at the inaug
ural reception to the governor of
Minnesota, held in the state cap
itol building, intoxicating liquor
was dispensed from certain state
officers' rooms in direct violation
of law:
"Be it resolved by the house of
representatives that the speaker
appoint a special committee of
five members to investigate the
truth of said charges, said com
mittee to report to the house
their findings at the earliest pos
sibie date
"Be it further resolved that
such committee shalj have the
power to compel the attendance
and administer oath to witness if
"1 do not know anything about this
personally,'' said Mr. Wefald, "and I
have no personal grudges. But if
these statements in the press are not
true, the papers should 1 prosecuted.
If they are true the matter should
not rest there."
Senator John Moonan, Democrat,
|OoBMeme oa last
He Is Director of the Amer
ican Red Crou 4ooiety.
By United Frees.
Washington, Jan. 15.Politicians
here today viewed President-elect
Wilson's "creed" outlined yesterday
at Trenton to his New Jersey electors
as foreshadowing an aggressively
progressive administration when De
mocracy comes into power March 4.
"Governor Wilson clearly shows
that he means to be in the forefront
of a concerted effort to carry out the
pledges of the Democratic party,"
said Representative Burke (Dem.,
Wis.) "He was elected as a progres
sive and he means to bear that title
in fact as well as in name."
'Governor Wilson properly reflects
the overwhelming sentiment in the
Democratic party," said Representa
tive Alexander (Dem., Mo.) "There
are no reactionaries in the party to
day. All like Governor Wilson him
self have joined the forward march
for progress."
"The sentiments expressed by Wil
son at Chicago and at Trenton augur
well for the new administration,"
said Senator Wellington (Md.) "They
mean he intends to be the leader of
a reunited party and he will judge
men not by their past performances,
but by their deeds while they are
working shoulder to shoulder with
By United Press.
London, Jan. 15.The Balkan
peace envoy last night discussed
plans for breaking off negotiations
with the Turks today. The confer
ence was an informal one, held after
the Balkan delegates dined as guests
of the "Greek minister to London at
his home.
The Turkish plenipotentaries were
invited to attend the dinner by the
Greek minister but declined the in
vitation. They also declined an invi
tation to meet the Balkan envoys
after dinner for an informal confer
It was conceded by diplomats that
negotiations probably would be
broken off.
By United Press.
Washington, Jan. 15.Charging
discrimination by the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul and the Chicago &
Northwestern railways in that they
load beer for some breweries and fall
to do so with others, the Milwaukee
branch of the United Brewery Work
ers today complained to the interstate,
commerce commission. The union
declared the railroads employ labor
ers who replace union workmen for
the breweries. They want the rail
roads to be prevented from doing
work for the breweries.
SOor-NeuHUNi wrs)
RAwtMd- *suPMeWeo
"w* "e tWN OUT A
CAtTtoH PeRMfe,
Next Friday night in the roller
rink the Bemidji High school basket
ball quint will play the Fosaton High
school team and many are anxious
to see what kind of a team the High
school will have this year. A game
has been scheduled with Bagley for a
week- from Friday at Bagley. Two
weeks from Friday they will play the
Walker High in this city. Other
games have been scheduled with
Fosston, Akeley, Thief River Falls,
Grand Rapids, Brainerd and Cass
Lake. The Thief River game will be
played at Thief River during the
teachers convention in tihat city. The
line up fo. the game next Friday
will be as follows: Capt. Earl Bailey
and Tanner, forwards Manager
Mayne Stanton and Elletson, guards
Ray Johnson center: Claude Bailey,
W. Olson, Grisback, Slater, and Gra
ham are other candidates who will
probably get a chance to play during
the last half.
Grand Rapids, Minn., Jan. 15.
A great surprise w#s sprung yester
day morning at the opening of dis
rict court after a month's adjourn
ment by the turn taken in the case
of the state vs. F. E. Reusswig, who
pleaded guilty to having allowed and
collected and appropriated to his own
use an order for money on school dis
trict No. 1 of Itasca county.
Reusswig was director of the
school district which covers some
seventy-five townships and which
employs some 150 teachers. It was
suspected some time ago that some
thing was wrong with the manner in
which the business of the district
was carried and and an investigation
was ordered by the school board
which brought out several instances
of irregularities and all were traced
to' fciuesswig.
Judge McClnnahan, who is presid
ing, stated that he would not impose
sentence for several days, taking
plenty of time to look thoroughly in
to the evidence. It is "likely that the
school board will commence tin action
at once to recover from Reusswig and
his bondsmen the various amounts
which the reports of the investigaj
tions show him to be short. Reuss
wig* is out on bonds.
Chicago, Jan. 15.Zbyszko, the
Pole, deefated Charley Cutler, the
Chicago heavyweight wrestler, here
last night in two straight fall.s The
first contest ended in 34.45 as the
result of head scissors and wrist lock
holds the second in 20.15 with body
scissors and an arm lock.
Stanislaus Zbyszko, claimant of the
world's heavyweight wrestling cham
pionship and challenger of Frank
Gotch for a $10,000 side bet, last
night was handed a list of the heavy
weight wrestlers that he is to meet
at the Gayety theater, Minneapolis,
next Thursday nigth.
The big Pole, a trifle winded after
his battle with Cutler, carefully per
used the list of Minneapolis heavy
weights and turning to his manager,
Jack Herman, said, "I guess those
Minneapolis promoters want to see
me shown up for unless I am mistak
en these five men are the best in the
northwest with the exception of
Henry Ordeman. I guess I can beat
them all in an hour though. Jack
right now I think I will decide to
take on Carl Mattson first."
Zbyszko is a big favorite in Chi
cago and while his claim of the
world's cahmpion is taken as a huge
joke by many, the Chicago followers
of the game are ready to accept him
for what he is worth. If Gotch is sin
cere when ne says he is through with
the game, then the Cfhicogo fans are
ready to cheer for Zbyszko.
Regular meeting of A. F. A. M. to
night. Work in the second degree.
North Dakota Soljms Have Impres
sive Ceremony When Statue of
Kitteredge ii Placed.
By United Frees.
Pierre, S. D., Jan. 15.With cere
monies beautiful and impressive, the
bust xt former Senator Alfred Beard
Kitteredge was unveiled' in tnev
tunda of the state capitol here today.
The services were opened with
prayer by Rev. H. L. Russell, who
paid a beautiful tribute to the life
and works of the deceased senator,
which was followed by addresses by
former Justice Haney, Hon. John T.
Kean, and Hon. C. M. Day.
Both houses of the legislature ad
journed and attended the ceremonies
in a body, the adjournment having
been taken on a resolution introduced
by State Senator James W. Cone in
the senate and in the house by
Representative Charles Christopher
The bust was shipped from Sioux
Falls, where it had reposed in the
Carnegie library, to Hon. T. B. Rob
erts, editor of the Pierre Daily Da
kotan and former private secretary
of the deceased senator.
A special party, under the direc
tion of R. J. Woods, was in attend
ance from Sioux Falls, the home of
the senator, as well as a number of
personal friends and former political
followers of Senator Kitteredge.
Funeral services for the late Mrs.
Sam Paquin will be held in the First
Scandinavian Lutheran church on
Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m., Rever
end Kolste- officiating. The pall
bearers will be selected largely
from the men employed in the print
ing trade in Bemidji.
Mr. and Mrs. George Cottet ar
rived from Crookston this morning
to attend the funeral.
By united Areas.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 15.The
Michigan legislature yesterday by a
strict party vote elected Uniled States
Senator William Alden Smith to suc
ceed himself. In the house the vote
stood: Smith (Rep.) 54, Alfred
Lucking (Dem.) 35, Theodore M.
Joslyn (Prog.) 1,1. In the senate
Smith received 21, Lucking 5, Jos
lyn, 6.
SCOOP KRS Scoop Can't Draw The Inside And Outside At The Same Time "HOP
Was About to Leave the Country
When He Was Taken From Train
At Battle Creek.
Battle Creek, Mich., Jan. 15.Jack
Johnson, the negro pugilist, was tak
en from a Canada-oouad Grand
Trunk train here Tuesday, by local
officials at'the request of federal of
ficials in Chicago. It is feared that
Johnson was attempting to "jump"
his bail bond and leave the United
States, the offense under the Mann
law charged against him not being
Johnson was accompanied by nis
wife and two negroes.
According to the local officers he
admitted that he was on his way to
Toronto. The pugilist is being de
tained at the home of a negro friend.
Johnson is said to have at first in
sisted that the local authorities had
no right to detain him but when a
patrol wagon came in sight he left
the train without further complaint.
He said he did not wish to violate
any of the terms of the bond insuring
his appearance in United States dis
trict court and simply intended to go
to Toronto to consult with Tom Flan
agan, his former manager, regarding
a proposed fight with Al Palzer in
Paris He claimed that the latter's
manager had offered to arrange a
fight for $25,000.
The following ocomment on the
Johnson dispatch appeared in the
Minneapolis Journal in Ritchie's
We Want to Enow.
Who did it? That's what we'd like
to know. The congregation wants
the name of that man who stepped in
and arrested Jack Johnson when the
big dinge was beating it for the Can
adian border.
Think of the chance gone to waste!
Jack wanting to get away and 999
out of every 1,000 people in the
United States rooting for him to get
out of the country, when some limb
of the law sneaks into the train in
Michigan and snags him and brings
him back to Chicago.
How much better it would have
been had the law officers put up a
bluff at a chase, hounded Jack into
Detroit, through the town and down
to that Windsor ferry. It should have
been timed so that the officers could
(Continued on last page).
Meteoric Career Reflected in Present
Session of South Dakota Legis
lature By Three Men.
By United Vxess.
Pierre, S. D., Jan. 15.Although
"Jack Sully" the famous "Outlaw of
the Rosebud,',! passed, in his Checks a
number of years ago, his meteoric
career casts his shadow over the
thirteenth session of the South Da
kota legislature.
By a peculiar coincidence of fate,
three of the characters, from whose
experience was molded -Langford of
the Three Bars," a famous South Da
kota story dealing with the career of
Jack Sully, are in Pierreone a state
senator, one a supreme court judge,
and one a mere millionaire.
J. Q. Anderson, a trader from the
"Crow Creek Agency," reputed to be
worth more than a million, and still
conducting his little trading post,
who is known to have inspired the
mythical "hero" or "Langford
Judge Ellison G. Smith of the su
preme court, who was the "Judge"
in the "horse stealing cases" that in
spired the plot of the story, and in
which "Jack Sully" was immortalized,
and State Senator John G. Bartine,
of Oacoma, who filled the role of the
"State's Attorney," who was handi
capped by the gang in the prosecution
of their members, form the trte.
These three men, lifted bodily out
of a romantic past, may be seen any
day in the corridors of the state house
or the lobby of the St. Charles hotel,
which by a particular jest of fate was
named by, and for, Charles L. Hyde,
of Pierre, who had been convicted of
using the mails to defraud, and sen
tenced to a term in the federal prison
at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., whjch
fact reeks not of "Saintly" qualities.
James Mclntyre of Kelliher, who
has been held in the county jail since
Nov. 23 on a charge of sodomy, was
tried before Court Commissioner A.
M. Crowell, yesterday, but as the evi
dence to prove his guilt was lacking
he was discharged. The warrant for
his arrest was sworn out by Oren
Noble of Kelliher who claimed the
crime was committed on Nov. 20.
Special Train Bearing Former
of Great Northern System Doe
Early in the Afternoon,
Wants to Meet AH Farmm Who
Happen to Be in the City, But
Will Hold Meeting Feb. &
Over 100 Reservations Have Already
Been Made But All Invited
Guests Have Not Replied.
The Great Northern has shown its
confidence in the business getting
ability of Bemidji by erecting a $40,-
000 depot to care for that business.
Bemidji people must now show the
Great Northern that they are making
every effort to bring more business to
this city and so make more for the
railroad. Every man, woman and
child who can get the time should go
to the depot and inspect it sometime
Thursday afternoon. Show Mr. Hill
that Bemidji is interested and let him
be assured that the new station will
not stand idle.
James J. Hill will come to Bemidji
tomorrow in a special train over the
Great Northern from St. Paul and
will arrive here at 2:30. Mr. Hill
will.inspect the new. depot, and at
tend a banquet at the Markham .hotel
at 8 p. m.
From 3 to 5 p. m. the Bemidji band
band will play a concert in the de
pot and the general public is invited
to inspect the new structure. Ar
rangements have been made with a
decorator to trim the building and
bank the waiting rooms with palms.
A. E. Nelson received word Tues
day that F. A. Chamberlain, agricul
tuarl expert of the Great Northern
lines, would be in Bemidji for the re
ception Thursday. Mr. Chamberlain
has set February 6 as the date for the
big farmers' meeting but will be at
the depot tomorrow afternoon to
meet and talk with any farmers who
happen to be in the city. Mr. Hill
expects to meet the farmers also.,
Over 100 will sit down with* Mr.
Hill and other Great Northern men
at the banquet to be served in the
Markham hotel at 8 p. m. Plates
fcave already been reserved for over
100 Bemidji men and about ten offlc-
\w\* of the Great Northern are ex- ?g
pected.' The list will- not be .made '/~4
up until some time Thursday. Rem
frey's orchestra will play during the
F. S. Lycan, owner of the' Mark- js
ham, is preparing an elaborate-menu
for the dinner. The punch will be
called "Great Northern Punch," ^f,
Philadelphia squabs will be served
and the ice cream will show f'G. N."
in the i enter of the brick. The tables
for the banquet will be arranged in
the shape of a letter E. The menu 'j?f
will be printed dn the back page of a
souvenir program which will have a y%
picture of Mr. Hill on the cover.
First prize for the best dressed
lady at the roller masquerade last
night was- won by Avis Guyer who
The gentleman's prize for the best'. ^-f$
dressed, was won by Earl Thurberr^
who was dressed to represent a slave. *Q
As the judges were unable to draw a
decision as to which'-one of the^Jfc
men deserved the prize -for the gen- f
tleman's comic costume, it was
awarded to the clown band whieh 5^
played during the evening. At 9:0
the band marcned around the hall
while Art Masten played a clarionet
Mr. MacLachlan announced" that a
similar-masquerade will tase place in
two weeks with dancing instead of
roller skating. The floor will be
ground down and put in good dancing
condition: From now-ou the rink will
nly open three nights a week and.,
will be on Wednesday, Saturday, and
Sunday afternoon and evenlnf.
was dressed as a little Indian girl.
Her costume was the moBt complete
costume in the rink. The prise for i!'
the most comic costume was awarded
to Miss Anna Werner whose make up '.Jj
represented "Topsy.*: **'J

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