D. P. O'Neill Asks State to Build in
Thief Eiver Falls and McGarry
Speaks for Cass Lake.
ELECT A SENATOR TUESDAY
Both Houses Morally Bound to Vote
For Knute Nelson and No Trouble
HOUSE PASSES FIRST LAW
Can Hunt Babbits in Hennepin
County With Ferrets as Soon as
Baer Was Notified.
H. C. Baer, secretary of the
Bemidji Commercial Club, was
notified Thursday night by phone
that Mr. O'Neill would introduce
a normal school bill for Thief
Eiver Falls. Mr. Baer has writ
ten Senator Hansen asking if he
will introduce the bills into the
In spite of repeated promises that
he would not introduce a normal
school bill which would name the
place of location and in all probabil
ity would not introduce any bill at
all, D.P. O'Neill, Thief River Falls,
representative of this district in the
legislature, on Friday introduced a
oill in the house calling for a normal
scnool to be placed in Thief River
At the same time that the Thief
River Falls bill was introduced, P. H.
McGarry, of Walker, introduced a bill
calling for a normal school at Cass
Lake. Neither bill calls for an ap
propriation. The bills may mean the
first step in a normal school light
such as was waged between Bemidji
an Cass Lake four and six years ago.
The house adjourned Monday un
till 2 p. m. and the senate to Tuesday
at 11 a. m.
Vote for Senator Tuesday.
By United Tress.
St. Paul, Jan. 18.Th election of
a United States senator from Minn
esota, to succeed Sen. Knute Nelson,
whose term will expire March 4, was
made a special order of business for
12 o'clock next Tuesday noon, by the
senate at the Friday sehsion.
Although it seems to be a foregone
Conclusion that Senator Nelson will
be re-elected for six years, the house
and senate will hold individual cau
cuses to nominate candidates Tuesday
noon. The final election will proba
bly take place the day following when
both bodies will meet in joint session.
Even the Democrats are morally
bound to vote for Senator Nelson un
der the terms of the direct primary
law, under which the present incum
bent defeated the Democratic candi
Among the important bills intro
duced today, is one by Sen. J. E. Hay
craft of Madelia, which proposes to
amend the law with refernece to the
adoption of amendments to the state
constitution. It provides that amend
ments may be submitted at special
as well as general elections and that
a majority of all of thoses voting for
any amendment shall determine the
result. It is qualified, however, that
at least fifty percent of all of the elec
tors must vote for a particular amend
ment. At present the law prescribes
that four-sevenths of all of the elec
tors must vote favorably for-, an
amendment before it can be adopted.
This makes a failure to vote the same
as a vote against the amendment.
New Oleomargarine Bill.
An oleomargarine bill, to take the
place of the law declared unconstitu
tional last summer by the supreme
court was introduced by Sen. Frank
Murray of Redwood Falls.
The old law was passed two years
ago and was fathered by Sen. H. N.
Benson of St. Peter. The objection
able provision in regard to the use
of coloring matter in "oleo," used in
an attempt to give the product the
appearance of butter, It is believed
has been remedied in his bill. It
has been endorsed by the dairy and
A humorous feature of the bill is
H. K. 8ELNAP.
Chief Inspector Interstate Com
merce Commission Probes Wrecks.
Photo by American Press Association.
that is specifies that "the name of
every animal" from which such fa~ts
or oils are derived, must appear on
the label on the outside of every case
of "oleo." Nothing is said about the
proceeding in case the particular ani
mal should happen to be minus a
Action in the House.
The first proposed law to be passed
by the 1913 legislature was created
Friday by the adoption by the house
of the senate bill repealing the act
to hunt rabbits with ferrets in Hen
nepin county. The Benate has already
adopted the act and it only awaits the
governor's signature to be the first
law on the statute books of this
The economy plan which appears
to pervade the house this session
again became evident when the com
mittee on legislative expense report
ed that the printing of the legislative
manual his year would cost but $600
as against $1,000 paid by the state
two years ago.
The proposed anti-elopement bill of
Rep. C. E. Southwick, Faribault, was
introduced Friday. The bill provides
for five days between the time of ap
plying for a marriage license and its
issuance. It also prohibits the mar
riage of white and colored people.
Representative Southwick called it
his remedy for divorce.
Rep. C. D. Barshard, would have
the state appropriate $150,000 annu
ally to aid county and district agri
cultural societies. Reps. W. I.
Nolan and S. R. Child, would have
the Ohio negotiable instrument laws
adopted in Minnesota, in a joint bill
SUNDAY SCHOOL INSTITUTE.
To be held in the Presbyterian
Church Sunday Afternoon and
Evening, January 19,1913.
2:30 Praise service
.Rev. C. G. Chandler.
2:45 Twentieth Century Goals
Mrs. Jean E. Hobart.
"Pastor's' Relation to the
"Duties and Qualifications
"Secretary's Records and Re
"Duties of Treasurer."
"Duties of Associate Super
ti. "Sunday School Enroll-
4:15 Open Parliament.
4:45 "The Power of the Story"
Mrs. Jean E. Hobart.
8:00 Service of song.
8:15 Ten minutes with the word.
8:25 "The Supreme Aim,"...
Mrs. Jean E. Hobart^
Everybody interested in Sunday
school work is urged to attend this
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 224. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 18, 1913.
By imitod Vxess.
Washington, D. Jan. 18.
President Taft today sent the name of
Elishu B. Wood, of Cass Lake, to the
senate as receiver of public moneys
at the Cass Lake land office. Mr. Wood
is the present incumbent.
PLENTY OF SEED CORN
The following letter has been re
ceived from the agent of a seed corn
association at Dassell, Minnesota:
"I am representing a group of
farmers in this vicinity who have
some extra fine seed corn for sale. I
am writing to you in the hope that
you are interested enough in the mat
ter of good seed to refer to us, all of
your patrons who may inquire for
seed corn in your locality. Or, if
you know of anyone who is in the
market for seed corn kindly refer
this letter to them. We are referring
you by special permission to the
Bank of Dassel as to our reliability
and our ability to fill all orders
promptly and in the most satisfac
This vicinity is considered by ex
perts as one that is peculiarly adapt
ed to the raising of seed corn and
the farmers that I represent have
made it a specialty for the past six
years, improving constantly. The
average yield per acre here now is
close to ninety-five bushels and the
best yield is 107 bushels attained by
the Carlsted Bros, of this vicinity.
I trust you will take special inter
est in the matter aad refer those in
he market for seed corn to us, assur
ing you that all such favors will be
greatly appreciated. Very truly,
Route 5, Dassel, Minn.
ReferencesBank of Dassel, Das
sel, Minn. i
SUNDAY IN THE. CHURCHES
First Methodist Episcopal:"
Preaching, 10:45. There will be
no evening preaching. Sunday school
at VA. Epworth league at 6:30. Hi
ram A. Simons, Jr will lead. A Sun
day school institute conducted by
Mrs. Jean E. Hobart of Minneapolis,
at the Presbyterian church afternoon
and evening. The congregation will
join with the Presbyterian people for
this institute. Everybody interested
in Sunday school work is urged to at
tend. Chas. H. Flesher, pastor.
First Scandinavian Lutheran:
There will be services in the morn
ing at 10:30. Sunday school, English
and Norwegian at 12 o'clock. Eng
lish services in the evening at eight
o'clock. T. S. Kolste .pastor.
There will be services in the morn
ing at 10:30. Sunday school at
twelve o'clock. Services in the eve
ning at 8. H. J. Randall.!, pastor.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. Bible school at 12:15 p. m.
Young People's meeting at 6:30.
Prayer meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.
m. All heartily welcome. C. G.
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal:
Morning prayer and sermon at
eleven o'clock. Sunday school at 10.
Confirmation class at the same htwr..
C. de L. Harris, pastor.
Sunday school at 10. Morniag
sermon at 11. The afternoon will be
given up to the Sunday school insti
tute, program of which is given
elsewhere in this issue. Young" Peo
ple's meeting in the evening at 7,
after which the closing numbers and
addresses of the Sunday school .insti
tute will given. S. E. P. White,
MAY HAVE COUNTY MAN
A. E. Nelson Believes Money Can Be
Raised For Another Agricul
WOULD WORE OUTSIDE THE CITY
A. E. Nelson, agricultural rn^in of
the High school, believes that/ it is
possible for BeltramUcounty i raise
enough money to secure the services
oi-an agricultural eipert who'wm ber
free, to give his time to the farmers
and who will have no teaching to do.
Should such a man be secured, he
would work with Mr. Nelson in the
vicinity of Bemidji and alone in oth
er parts of the county.
Mr. Nelson has received an offer
from the American Association of
Grain Exchanges of $1,000 to be
used by a county man providing such,
a man is hired for a term of at least
two years. This would give $500 a
year toward such a man. Under the
present state law the county com
missioners can appropriate $200 a
year for a county man, the,extension
division of the University has already
offered $200 a year to aid Beltrami in
securing an expert and the United
States department of agriculture will
pay from $65 to $100 per month as
aid for any county man. Bills are
being prepared for the legislature
which will authorize counties to
appropriate $1,000 a year and the
state a like sum.
If the county commissioners decide
that such a man would be of benefit
to the county, they have $3,400 avail
able for use at the present time. Mr.
Nelson estimates that a good man
would cost $1,800 a year and that his
expense's would be about $800 so that
the total expense for two years would
be $5,200. As $3,400 is now avail
able, but $900 a year must be raised
in order to secure a farm man.
Mr. Nelson suggested this morning
that the $900 could be raised by each
school district paying a poll tax on
it's pupils, the entire sum being pro
rated on the number of school chil
dren in the county. By this method,
the more, thickly settled communities,
which would have-more use for the
county man, would pay more than the
back country people.
It would be the duty of such an
employe to visit the farms, advise the
farmers as to best methods, assist in
the holding of short courses in small
town schools, and such other work
as might be,needed to help Beltrami that Representative McMartin lived
farmers get the most from their ef
It Was A Plain Case Of Suicide
TRUST AFTER LANDS?
Dunn Says Steel Corporation and
Iron Range Road are Grabbing
GET THEM WITH SWAMP LANDS
By United Press.
St. Paul, Jan. 18.'Rep. Finlay
McMartin, Claremont, has returned
$15.30 overpayment on mileage to
the state treasurer's office.
The mileage committee certified
270 miles from St.
jy United Press.
.St.-Caul, Jan. 18.Declaring that
the steel trust and the Duluth &
Iron Range R,ailroad-:Go., were get
ting ready to Osteal, millions of dol
lars from the state by getting" mlu^umbejc^pf candidates and although
eral leases under the guise of swamp
lands," Rep. H. H. Dunn, Albert Lea,
in the house Friday, prayed that im
mediate action be taken on a bill in
troduced by him to prevent this.
The former speaker of the house
had introduced his bill last week to
amend the land grant act, so that
all minerals on lands to be conveyed
in the future as swamp lands shall
remain the property of the state for
the school fund. The bill had been
sent to the committee on mines and
minerals and Representative Dunn
called for it to be placed on general
orders. In explaining his reasons for
hasty action Mr. Dunn said:
"The Duluth & Iron Range Rail
road and the Steel trust have stolen
millions of dollars from the state al
ready and they are getting ready now
to steal another township. The bill
provides that in the future patents
will be granted for swamp lands only
and not the mineral on the lands.
"I suspect that the corporations are
getting ready to make applications
for patents on about 5,000 acres of
such lands in St, Louis, Cass and
Oook counties, and my purpose in
asking tha't the bill be advanced is to
prevent the railroad from commit
ting another larceny of several mil
lion dollar^. The corporations have
too much of the state's money all
ready." The bill was placed oh gen
eral orders and will be pushed
through the house.
Paul, 102 miles
*i,i *S4 -_'.*-
FOSSTON CAME TONIGHT
Bemidji Boys Anxious to Win As a
Victory Will Put Them In Line
WILL PLAY IN THE ARMORY
At 8:30 this evening the Bemidji
High school basket ball team will
its first game of the season when
the boys clash with the Fosston
team. The boys on the team have
been chosen with care jtrom a large
they are ail hght nbey are sa|4Jo be
fast and good basket shooters.
The Fosston team has played sev-*
eral games this season and has de
feated some of the smaller high
school teams by large scores. They
are out for the championship of
Northern Miunesotaland as the local
team has the same aim, the game this
evening will mean much to the win
ner. Last year, after a hard game,
the Bemidji team met its first defeat
at the hands of the Fosston players.
The Bemidji boys have practiced
hard this year and-have been follow
ing instructions closely as there were
enough candidates out this year to
assure a good team and only by faith
ful and hard work can a man make
the team. The second team is almost
as strong as the first team and some
hard fought, games have been played
between the two.
Earl Bailey, captain of this year's
quint, is a senior and is playing his
third year at basketball. Tonight he
will play right forward Lloyd Tan
ner is the youngest, and lightest man
on the team. He has played on small
er teams and has shown some skill.
Ray Johnson will play center tonight
and will take care of his part in the
game without any assistance from
his teammates. Johnson is a short
man for center, but has been able
to out jump any candidate that has
yet appeared for practice. Mayne
Stanton and Delbert Elletson will
Other candidates that have' ap
peared for practice and have helped
make the first team what it is at
present, are George and Fred Gra
ham, Earle Riley, Leslie Slater,
Claude Bailey, Ed Gribsack, Frank
Thome, Myron Plummer, Win. Olson,
Ray Wells and A. Breen. !&&>**.
The Fosston team arrived this noon
and have a fast looking bunch. A
few rooters accompanied them here.
A dance will be given after the game
in the Odd Fellows hall in honor of
(Continued on -last pageV
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
FAVORS LATER DATE
State Agricultural Society Goes On
Record as Preferring the Second
Week in September.
BELTRAMI MEN LED THE FIGHT
A. P. Ritchie and P. S. Arnold, on
Different Committees, Worked
For Northern Minnesota.
FURLONG ELECTED PRESIDENT
C. P. Craig, of Duluth, a Close Second
Eli Warner Unanimously
Made Vice President.
After a fight, in which the Bel- _. _J
trami county delegation of F. S. Am- ~*4
old and A. P. Ritchie appeared in v|
the fore at all times, the State Agri
cultural society, meeting in Minneap
olis yesterday, adopted the following
"Be it resolved
"That the committee heretofore
appointed to consider the advisability
of changing the date of the state fair
be and the same hereby is continued
in office for the purpose of determin
ing whether the time may be changed
to the satisfaction of all concerned
and acting upon the recommendations
made by said committee, we favor
the second week in September as the
date for holding the Minnesota fair."
The Beltrami delegation went to
the meeting of the society with the
sole purpose of getting it on record
AS favoring a later date for the fair
in order tnat the agricultural exnibits
of the northern counties might be
better. The fight on the resolution
came over the part which puts the
society on record. The 1913 fair
must be held the first week in Sep
tember but with the state society on
record, the 1914 fair may come later.
^~The fight was .^ead by the Beltrami
delegation but Nprthera'^Minhesota
lined up solid behind the local men.
F. S. Arnold, who returned this
morning, was a member of the com
mittee on resolutions and it was
largely due to his efforts that the
committee reported out the resolution
reading as it did. Mr. Arnold said
this morning that Northern Minne
sota was handicapped as it had about
twenty-five out of ninety delegates
owing to the fact that many did not
attend and that others had neglected
At a meeting of the Federation of
County Agricultural societies, a so
ciety which is smaller in scope and
power than the state society, the mat
ter was first brought up. Mr. Ritchie
was on this, resolutions committee
and he succeeded in getting the so
ciety on record favoring the second
week in September. With the action
of the county associations as a basis,
the fight was waged in the state so
Members of the state society also
became engaged in a bitter contro
versy over the election of a man to
succeed President Glotfelter. On the
final vote, John J. Furlong, of Austin,
was elected. The vote stood for Fur
long 126 1-2 C. P. Craig, Duluth,
100 J. J. Farrel, 7.
The state society will ask the legis
lature to authorize cities and villages
to appropriate not more than $2,000
a year for county fairs held in their
limits. It also asked for fireproof
barns at the fair grounds and more
buildings for stock. It was decided
to set aside three per cent of the gate'
receipts of the fair each year for an"
emergency reserve fund for meeting1
deficiencies caused by inclement
weather. Eli S. Warner, of St. Paul,^ ._
was unanimously chosen vice presi
dent of the association.
PARCEL POST RECORDS.
According to orders from the -fc-i
postmaster general, the Bemidji
postoffice kept records of parcel
post mail for the first fifteen *j
days in January. The record is **?S|
as follows: "s *f
Average weight of *s~
parcels for city or ?-4?
R. F. D. delivery, sfcr"
local rate 3 lb..,7 oz.
Average weight in
coming packages.. r -w
Average weight out-''f ?$$$: *f||lpl
1-""* going packages. 1 lb., 2 oz. ,||Sf"
"No. incoming parcels .4^ 760
No. outgoing" parcels 614
Average postage on
local parcels $.42
Postage on outgoing*
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