OCR Interpretation

The Bemidji daily pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, January 20, 1913, Image 1

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063381/1913-01-20/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Famous Collection of Former Bemidji
Han will be Shown Here Tues
day and Wednesday.
Those of the Objibways Taken at Bed
Lake While South Piegans Are
In Montana.
Have Been Pronounced So By Experts
Who Have Seen Them
Going to Chicago.
Bemidji people who knew R. W.
Reed when he was a resident of this
city and those who have come here
since he left but who have heard of
his Indian scenes will have an oppor
tunity this week to see his famous
collection. Mr. Reed has over forty
pictures with him and will exhibit
them in the Crippen, studio, whicn he
owned while here, on Tuesday after
noon and all day Wednesday. He is
on his way to Chicago where he will
exhibit before an art spciety.
Mr. Reed left Bemidji four years
ago to locate in Kalispel, Montana.
While here he made the Ojibways, or
Chippewas, his special study and the
Red Lake reservation furnished nim
with both characters and scenery. In
Kalispel he was able to get in touch
with the South Piegans who now in
habit the Blackfoot reservation. The
North Piegans live in Canada. On this
trip Mr. Reed is after two more Ojib
way scenes at Red Lake. He expects
to finish the Piegans within a year
and .will then move to Los Angeles
where he will make his headquarters
while studing the Indians of the
Tne Reed Indian pictures Tiave been
pronounced the best in the world. Be
coming interested in the Indians
while operating a studio in Bemidji,
he conceived the plan of putting their
life in print by means of the camera
and started his famous collection. He
went to the Red Lake agency for
pictures of the Ojibways, as the ^ved
Lake Indians are representatives of
all of the Indians in this part of the
country. He took them hunting,
fishing, moving, talking to the medi
cine man, took their love scenes, and
(pictures of the first sail on Red Lake
and the "Coming of- the White Man."
So successful was he that he de
cided to go to Montana to study the
Indians there and he located in Kali
spell. He has some crews of
Indians in the Glacier National Park
which are probably the only ones of
tjieir kind which wiir ever be taken.
It has been said of Mr. Reed that he
combines the skill of the artist with
the mechanical perfection of an ex
pert photographer and the pictures
he has with him fully verify the
statement. Mr. Reed went to Red
Lake this morning but will return
and put his pictures on exhibition
here Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Reed must have two more 0jib
way pictures before his collection is
complete and it is for these that he
will return to Red Lake Tuesday. One
picture that he wants will be a win
ter scene showing a old wigwam with
a gaunt Indian dog knawing a bone
in front of it. The only person in
the setting will be an old squaw, in
tattered clothes and bent, carrying a
bundle of fagots on her back with
which to replenish the fire.
His second picture must be taken
In a snow storm and Mr. Reed ex
pects to stay at the reservation until
he gets a small blizzard. Many years
ago the Red Lakes froze so hard that
the Indians were unable to cut holes
in the ice so that they could fish. In
a short time the game grew scarce
and the band was in danger of starv
ing. Indian runners came from the
_south reporting thin ice and fat In
dlans. 'S..\
The Red La^eband then packed-up
and in the dead of winter* without a
food supply and with rags for clothes,
they started across country for ?the
warmer south. Mr. Reed is after a
picture of the band as it treks across
the lake in a blizzard. Every.per
fr son in the picture will be loaded with fc
taggage and- the few dogs will bet1
gaunt and wilt carry saddle packs.
There will be no horses for when the
'^*V*JH 4^^ i'S^^mWffife
lfss^^j*sJg Si's*
Latest Photograph of 8elioitor
General of the United State*
Photo by American Press Association.
band moved it had eaten every avail
able piece of flesh.
Some of the pictures which Mr.
Reed will show are:
From the Ojibways at Bed Lake.
"End of the Chase"showing dead
caribou and Indian hunter. Mr. Reed
took this picture after, Indians had
killed eleven out of the last fourteen
caribou ever seen in this county.
"The Moose Call."
"The Fisherman"an old Indian
fishing from a birch bark canoe with
a primitive spear.
"The First Sail"a group looking
across the Red Lake narrows at the
first sail they had* ever seen.
"Caribou Hunters"showing two
hunters and two caribou.
"Ogema-be-ness" a Red Lake
"The Night Watch"an Indian
"Waiting"girl waiting for ner
"Medicine Talk"three young
men visit the medicine man.
"The Movers"squaw and three
children with all they own in a birch
canoe. .'..Cii*^.--...
"The Hunters*'-T-two men In a
canoe one in the stern paddling
one in the bow shooting with a bow
and arrow.
"Ponemah"young girl waiting.
"Coming of the White Men
scene when first white men were seen
coming across Red Lake.
"Everywind" an Indian girl
standing alone. She is a sister of
Alex Everywind. '_'-
"The Visitors"the Red Lakers
are entertaining their friends.
"At the Spring"Indian girl get
ting a birch bark of water.
"The Trapper"shows Indian and
his lodge in winter.
From the Montana Piegans.
"Tribute to the Dead"father and
mother grieving for dead son who
has been buried in the old style.
"Memories":Ca-ca-she, chief of
all the South Piegans, looks back
over his eighty or ninety years.
"Ca-ca-she"shows the chief and
his great grandchild. One is as much
Indian as the other
"Stolen Property'One of Mr.
Reed's best. Shows a young buck
leading a horse up over a ridge and
stopping a second to look for danger.
"Prayer to the Sun"showing In
dian in characteristic attitude
"Passing of the Pend d'Oreille"a
group, of Indians meditating on the
passing of that water which is now
the Blackfoot river.
"White Quiver Interviews Wise
Men"taken in Glacier National
"The Pass Finders"Glacier Na
tional Park.
"The Travois"Indians moving.
An excellent action picture.
"The Canyon."
"Into the Unknown"-two Indians
making the first exploration of the
Glacier National Park.
"The Hunters"-^two young men
peering over a high bluff into a twen
ty mile valley in which buffalo'and
antelope are feeding. This picture
cost Mr. Reed several hundreds ddl
Forced to flee from their home in
sub-zero weather, Mr. and Mrs. P.
W. Rathbun, 911 Dewey .avenue,
were driven out by flames Saturday
night. .Neither had time to dress,
much less take anything from the
house, and their personal property is
practically a.total loss. Mrs. Rath
bun escaped in an overcoat and slip
pers over her night robes.
The fire broke out about midnight
but as Mr. and Mrs. Rathbun had re
tired they knew of nothing until
awakened by a crash in the kitchen.
Mr. Rathbun went to investigate-at
once and found the kitchen on fire
with flames shooting through a hple
in the roof from which a pipe drum
had dropped. He at once called the
fire department while his wife was
getting out of the house.
When the wagon arrived, the fire
men found that the hydrant was
frozen and valuable time was con
sumed while the hose was shifted to
a second hydrant. In the meantime
chemicals had been used but by the
time the fire was out the interior had
been gutted. Mr. Rathbun believes
that the drum" set fire to he roof
which burned away and let the drum
into the kitchen, the crash awakening
him. r'--
Mr. and Mrs. Rathbun were mar
ried in June, Mrs. Rathbun, being
Miss Hattle Shooks, and have made
their home in Bemidji. They lost
practically all of their wedding gifts
and estimate the loss at $1,400 with
insurance of $500.
Contractors have completed the
erection of a large balcony over the
Pioneer offices. The Pioneer has
been crowded for room for some, time
and. he pew-balcony wttiftej^y^aJ.!
store'room for. surplus kiocUTl.'
Contractors have completed their
work of putting in a new steel ceil
ing in the Bazaar store. Painting
the woodwork and fixtures and other
smaller improvements will help to
make the store one of the most at
tractive hi the city.
A great deal of interest has been
taken by the younger people of Be
midji in a-new toboggan slide in front
of the Andrew Warfleld residence on
Lake Boulevard. The youngsters
have built a large snow bank on the
steep lakeshore which makes it an
excellent hill for their purpose. For
the more daring ones, a leap-the-gap
is used. The boys having been cheat
ed out of an ice skating rink, are
doing the next best thing and are de
termined not to be cheated out of
some good out-of-door sport.
J. C. Cobb was pleasantly surprised
Saturday evening, January 18, the oc
casion being his birthday anniver
sary. Cards were the. passtime of the
evening and at a late hour a dainty
luncheon was served by Mrs. Cobb as
sisted by Miss Beth Horton. The
following were present: Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. Worth, Mrs. Wm. Knight,
Messrs. Walter Hatch, William Shan
non, Joe Herman, Ed Gould and
Misses Beth Horton and Ruth Wine
The "Big Bemidg" basket ball team
will give a dance in the city hall on
Wednesday night instead of on Fri
day night as was formerly stated. The
boys have"va
debt of $25 which they
wish to pay and have taken this
means to raise the money. Remfrey's
orchestra will, probably furnish the
music Tickets are being sold and a
good crowd is assured. A game will
probably be played the latter part of
the week with Cass Lake.
Legislature Committees to Start
Work on the 280.Sills Which
Have Been Presented.
y Volts* VNM.
St. Paul, Jan. 20.-fThe end of the
second week of ute 1913 session of
the state leglslature*ljie with a to
ta of 280 biHs hayji||t been present
edsince the opening1
day. This is
something of a record, more bills hav
ing been introduced than in a corres
ponding period of any previous ses
While the public utilities bill will
probably be the most important of
any of the measures because it affects
the entire state in regard to con-'
trolling all public utilities, still there
are other measures which if passed
will establish some needed reforms in
the conduct of the state's business.
The enormous number of bills of a
general nature presage no rhorten
ing of the session as had been pro
posed several times during the earlier
days of the session, There is no doubt
but what it will be a busy session and
although only fifty-seven members of
the lower house have had previous
experience many of the nedphites
know enough of legislative procedure
to prevent the possibility of clogging
in the despatch of business.
During the week the committees
have been appointed and although
there was some effort on the part of
the "insurgents" in both houses to
and the speaker, a majority of both
obstruct both the lieutenant governor
houses stood by these officers in the
selection of committees and this
phase of the organization of the leg
islature developed little trouble.
One of the important measures
which have already made its appear
ance is the workman's compensation
which will no doubt be adopted dur
ing the session. Initiative and refer
endum, will take up considerable
time and some legislation along this
line will be arranged, the only diffi
culty being the fixing of percentages
as there are at least four bills to be
Another important piece of legis
lation wil Ibe reapportionment which
will entail considerable work as the
legislative districts will, have to bere
arranged to conform to the proposed
new aligning of the representation.
The old distance tariff, the bug
bear of former legislators has again
(Continued oh last page).
No Th?Bi! I LikifWi, Scoo
Minneapolis to See Many Autos In
the National Guard Armory
February 8-15.1
Minneapolis, Jan. 20.Again the
Interest of automobile owners and
buyers is centered on the Minneapo
lis automobile show In the National
Guard"ArmoTy and Annex, Feb. 8 to
15. This year for the first time, the
annual Minneapolis snow is a nation
al show, it being one or ten national
exhibits which are all supported by
the motor car factories of the coun
In anticipation of this national
show for 1913, the members of the
Minneapolis Automobile Trade asso
on were active in the completion
of a large annex to the armory. Dou
ble the space will be available this
year and all the distributors of Min
neapolis are represented with more
space at their disposal, Individually,
ihbn ever before1.
Many of the larger factories have
prepared special displays of their
1913 models, which Will be moved
intact from show to show and in this
way visitors at the Minneapolis show
the week of Feb. 8 will witness's, dis
play which will rank on a par in
number of exhibits, with the New.
lork and Boston shows.
Manager Walter Wilmot, the form
er 'baseball player-manager who is so
wll known in-the Northwest, and
who has been responsible for nearly
all the shows in the Northwest for
tne past five or six years, has planned
elaborate decorations for the armory
and annex during this first national
exhibition to be held in Minneapolis.
The enlarged building will permit of
.greater effort in decorations- than
ever before and the result Will pro
claim broadcast the fact that Minne
apolis is deserving of and apprecia
tive of, the honor of being on the
national automobile show! circuit, yj
Many of the leading lights of the
motor car industry will be in at
tendance at this Minneapolis show.
The thermometer at the school
farm registered six below at 7 a. m.
Sunday. A strong northwest wind,
which brought snow for a few min
utes, made it seem many degrees
colder. The thermometer at 6 a. m.
today stood at thirteen below.
Local High School Boys Taken Into
Camp By a Score of 33 to 18 in
First Game of the Season.
Saturday night the Bemidji High
school basketball team met defeat at
the hands of the fast Fosston team,
bCiTscdr^^ 18:: Bemidji was
butpiayed-from the start and wasfurii
able to check the teamwork of* the
Fosston men who shot baskets almost
at wilfr Tanner, Bemidji's little for
ward, was the star of the game and
shot the majority of Hhe field, bas
In the latter part of the game, Tan
ner was called for fouling and was
put off the floor? but after some dis
pute was. allowed to re-enter. John
son ait center was a match for his
man but did not put up the game he
was capable of: playing. The" guard
ing on the Bemidji team was not as
strong as it should have been and
fne local 'boys were" completely out
played at times.
A great number of rooters gathered
along the sides of the hal land be
gan roasting the referee for favoring
his home team but Coach Carson and
several other basketball men- who
knew the game declared that he could
not have refereed a more honest
game. Coach Carson stated that he
did.not expect to have his team win
fiom so strong a team in the first
g&me but that later in the season
hey would probAbly play Fosston in
tl.eir home town and hoped to de
feat them.
Few fouls were called onv
the Foss-
ton players, for they played a clean
?,ame from the start. The only ex
cuse for the niany fouls by the Be
midji boys is that they were desperate
whe-n ihey found themselves unable
to prevent teamwork of the Foss
ton boys. After the game a dance
was held the roller rink and a fair
size crowd attended.
The' lint- up in the game was as
Bemidji. Fosston.
Tanner 1. f. .C. Fogelberg
Bailey r. f. .C. Mbvpld
Johnson A. Hanson
Stanton.. r. g.' f-\ C. Quarness
BUetson.'.'.'. 1. g^ L. Rue
C. Bailey. sub.:/. .R. Rierson
Bill Olson sub.
Says He Has Ten Ears of Minnesota
13 From Bemidji, That He Be-
lieves "Are the Goods."
A grain, corn and potato contest
will be held at the Crookston school
of agriculture Feb. 10-21 in which
Beltrami farmers are preparing to
take part. Otto I. Bergh has writ
ten the ofllcers of the County Fair
association urging them to see that
Beltrami is well represented in pota
toes, corn and rye as he believes this
county "has the goods."
Farmers will compete for cash
premiums in their own counties and
the winners of first prizes will be eli
gible to compete for the sweepstakes
prizes which have been donated by
well known manufacturers. The
money for the county prizes is donat
ed by the Fair association and will
not exceed $35. Each county will
give $3 for first $1.50 for second
ond and $.50 for third in each of the
seven classes.
The classes are wheat, rye, pota
toes, oats, barley, flax and corn. For
the wheat, rye and flax, the farmer
must "enter ten pounds for potatoes,
teifcrpQUBdsr torjoats, 4ve pounds for
barley.,eight pounds and'tor- corn,
ten ears. Mr. Bergh has suggested
that the exhibits be shipped to him
by parcel post. Each entrant must
pay fifteen cents for the first entry
and ten cents.for each additional one
so that a farmer can enter every class
for seventy-five cents.
All products are to be sent to the'
school of agriculture at Crookston,
Mhere they will be judged during the
short course. Money for the prizes
will be sent to the farmers direct. As
Beltrami won the highest score of any
county at the state fair in potatoes,
the officers of the Fair association
believe that he fea can be duplicated
at Crookston. Several of the farmers
near Bemidji are already preparing
exhibits but state that it is harder to
find gcod specimens at the potatoes
are nearly ali housed in dark root cel
Professor Bergh has written that
he has ten ears of Minnesota 13,-yel-
low dent, hanging in his office and
that he believes they are prize win
ners. He urges farmers to think the
matter over and if there is any point
which they do not understand, to .take
it up with the county officers. The
following counties have entered the
cot test:
Beltrami, Polk, Red Lake, Pen
nington, Wilkin, Marshall, Norman,
Clay and Kittson. The other coun
ties in the Ninth congressional dis
trict, to which the contest is limited,
will probably be heard from within &
few days. Following are the sweep
stakes: "_._-y- *$":]$%:-
Best ten p*bunds wheat2 1-2 hp.
gasoline engine (calue $100). Donate-,
ed by International' Harvester Co.,-
Grand Forks. ]Si|
Best t6n pounds rye1 3-4 hp. gas- ?5
oline engine (value $75). Donated.^
by Chas. A. Stickney Co. *&.
Best ten pounds potatoessulky
ploy (value $50). Donated by Oliver
Chilled Plow Works.
a-'-^Best. five pounds oatsmachinery
or $20 in goid.
Best,eight pounds barleyNo. 12
De'Laval Cream Separator (*75).*
Donated by be Laval Separator Cq.
Best ten pounds flav$10 in gold.
Given by Short Course, ^slj-
^^Best ten ears corn,' northern sec-
tionsSix shovel corn cultivator
(value $32). By Deere & Webber Co.
Best ten ears corn, southern sec-
tionAvery Corn Planter (value
$50).^JBy Avery Manufacturing Go.
.Vis? _.-.-*
-*fi"/3a 'SfT-
Had Come Through All of Them.
'j|'So you are going to Reno?"

xml | txt