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Resolution for Joint Committe on
Public Domain Recalled from
The House.
Is a Special Order of Business in Up
per Body.Friends Believe It
Will Pass.
Beltrami and Koochiching are Cou
pled With One Senator and
Two Representatives.
By United Praia.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 23Outside
of the formal election of Sen. Knute
Nelson for a fourth term in the Uni
ted States senate, very few actual re
sults were accomplished in the Min
nesota legislature yesterday.
Following the election of Senator
Nelson a resolution was adopted, re
questing the senator to address the
joint body at 11 o'clock Feb. 3, the
day following his seventietu uirthday.
Everything moved along smoothly
in the senate. In addition to the
introduction of twenty-five bills, the
senators showed that they intend to
back up the recommendations of
Governor Bberhart by recaling from
the house Sen. John Moonan's reso
lution calling for a joint committee
to prepare legislation to be submitted,
which will have for its object the
creation of departments of agricul
ture and public domain. The resolu
tion passed the senate last week, but
there seemed to be no disposition
on the part of the house to take im
mediate aceion. It is believed that
Senator Moonan will introduce a new
resolution calling for a senate com
mitte to shape the necessary bills.
Suffrage Up Tuesday.
Sen. Ole Sageng's womans' suffrage
bill was made a special order of busi
ness for Tuesday morning in the
senate. The bill passed the election
committee unanimously, and it is be
lieved will the pass the senate, at
least, as it came within two votes of
passing two years ago.
Were it not for a tilt between H.
H. Dunn, Albert Lea, speaker two
years ago, and W. I. Nolan. Minnea
polis, chairman of the rules commit
tee of the house, over the Lundeen
resolution for a committe on com
mittees, the sessions would have
been devoid of excitement.
Representative Dunn in speaking
for the resolution, took issue with the
opponents of the same, who declared
that it was not a progressive idea to
take the committe appointment pow
er from the speaker.
The trouble arose when Mr. Dunn
insinuated that Mr. Nolan was
preaching temperance and virtue
from behind a red nose and a shady
Mr. Wolan demanded a retraction
for the alleged "insult". Mr. Dunn
explained that he intended his re
marks as general and not personal
to Mr. Nolan who accepted the ex
planation, whereupon Speaker Rines
declared the incident closed.
The resolution was lost 70 to 41.
If Rep. C. N. Bendixen, Morgan, is
made chairman of the grain probe
committee, as anticipated, because he
is the author of the resolution adopt
ed in the house, there is every indica
tion that the investigation will be
sweeping. It may reveal several
startling features with reference to
operations of boards of trade and the
'grain inspection department. The
committee will very likely be ap
pointed late today.
Among the important measures in
troduced in the senate is one giving
municipalities the right to operate
municipal slaughter houses. Sen. N.
A. L'Herault, ot Minneapolis, is the
Minimum Wage Commission.
Sen. J. P. Boyle, Eveleth, is father
of a ibill which proposes to create a
minimum wage commission waich
will have authority to appoint wage
boards for various occupations to de
termine whether the scale is equi
table, and if found-unfair to prescribe
a new scale.
A $10,000 bronze statute of Alex
ander Ramsey, first territorial gover
nor, will be erected on the capitol
grounds, if a bill by Sen. Geo. P,
Wilson, Minneapolis, becomes a law.
~iie most important mil offered in
the house was by Representatives
Kneeland, Holmbefg and Conley. It
propose* to have all county officials
Winner Hot Fight Far United
States Senator In Nwvada.
not elected or appointed by the exe
cutive heads, placed under a civil
service commission, which it is pro
posed to create.
The head of the commission is to
be appointed by the governor, lieu
tenant governor and attorney gener
al, and he in turn, is empowered to
appoint his assistants.
Frame Reapportionment.
Sub committees of the reappor
tionment committee of the house and
senate are working on a tentative
bill. It is said that as at present
made up, the Ninth district, includ
ing Beltrami and Polk counties, will
have six senators and fourteen rep
resentatives, an increase of two sena
tors and one representative over the
present apportionment. The bill in
Its embyronlc state, however, may not
be recognized when it is finally sub
mitted to the respective bodies, to say
nothing of what will happen to it
afer the committees get through
with it and it has been amended and
altered before final adoption. Bel-
tramTanfl Koochiching are coupled
with two representatives and one sen
Will Furnish Piling for Big Duluth
Dock and Bought Pine Timber.
George W. Cochran returned to Be
midji, Wednesday after a trip to Du
luth and Minneapolis on which he
closed contracts for two big* deals. In
Duluth, Mr. Cochran secured a con
tract" to furnish all the piling for a
large dock which is to be built by
the Duluth, Mesabe and Northern,
which is the Canadian Northern line
into Duluth from Virginia. This
line is being built into the city from
West Du'luth on trestles and will
have a long dock on the bay front.
In Minneapolis, Mr. Cochran con
tracted with the Northland Pine com
pany for all of the timber on Sections
5 and 6, town 144, range 27. The
purchase price is said to have been
St. Paul Baseball Fans to Toast Bill
Friel and Ray Meehan.
By United Praia.
St. Paul," Minn., Jan. 23.^Law-
rence C. Hodgson, known, in the
newspaper field as "Larry Ho," will
preside as toastmaster at the compli
mentary banquet to be tendered
"Bill" Friel and Ray Meehan, mana
ger and secretary of the St. Paul
base ball team, at the Ryan hotel,
Saturday evening, February 1.
The committed in charge, of which
John B. McCormack is "umpire" has
been working on some original stunts
for the occasion.
The fact that the banquet will cost
$10 a plate is sufficient to indicate
that it will be one of the most ela
borate of its kinu ever held.
Admission will be by invitation
only and not more than fifty guests
ar.e expected, all of whom will be per
sonal friends of the two honor guests.
Turkish Grand Council Decides to Ac
cept Proposals of Settlement With
the Balkan Allies.
Constantinople, Jan.
yesterday submitted to the win of the
powers. The grand council of the Ot
toman empire decided In favor of ac
cepting the proposals of Europe for
peace settlement between Turkey and
the Balkan allies.
As officially announced, tne grand
council 'approved the government's
point oi view and declared its confi
dence in' the sentiments of equity
voiced by the great powers, and ex
pressed their wish to see their prom
ises and^giroposed assistance effective
ly realized."
1 uey also asked the goYernment to
exert all its efforts to insure in the
future the safety of the country, and
the development of its economic in
The question submitted by the
.Turkish government to the grand
count .1 was: "Shall the recommen
dations contained in the powers' note
be accepted?"
The government frankly confessed
itself in favor of agreeing to the sug
gestion made by,the powers and after
a slight discussion, the assembly de
cided almost unanimously in an
agreement with the view of the gov
Washington, Jan. 23.An attempt
to alter tne money trust committee's
decision to insist upon an examina
tion of William Rockefeller, despite
his physical condition, was defeated
yesterday in the rather stormy execu
tive session of the committee. Against
the wishes of Chairman Pujo, the
committee reiterated its decision di
recting him and Counsel Untermyer
to make arrangements for Rockefel
ler's examination.
Caairma1a~PuJbannounce after
the executive session that ne would
arrange with counsel for Rockefeller
and endeavor to make an examina
tion as soon as the committee con
cludes its oral hearings. He said he
probably would visit Rockefeller with
Untermyer next week.
Rockefeller is now at Palm Beach,
The incident was re-opened by the
appearance of Dr. Chappell, the per
sonal physician to Rockefeller, who
verified his affidavit setting forth
that an examination of his patient
might cause serious physical results.
Minneapolis, Jan. 23.There are
to be no gambling halls in Minneapo
This is the ultimatum which the
new chief of police, Oscar Martinson,
issued Wednesday night. The order
came as the result, it is said, of daily
visits for the last few weeks to the
chief's office of gamblers who desired
to know what his "policy" would be.
Wednesday night Chief Martinson is
sued a statement in which he de
clared that Minneapolis would not be
"wide open" and that no_ roulette,
faro, or other gambling games would
At a meeting of the Auto club
held last night, C. W. Jewett was
elected a delegate to the state meet
ing February 11.
Pierre,*-S. D., Jan. 23.Thomas
Sterling, Republican, was elected
United States senator Wednesday by
the South Dakota legislature voting
on joint ballot.
Mr. Sterling, who was the prim
ary nominee, received. 100 votes,
twenty-three more than the required
North Central Teachers to Join With
Northwest Association Febru
ary 13 to X$t::I:"-.\
1 v#\
Thief River Falls, Jjfui. 2Z.A
meeting of the Northwestern Educa
tional association in wM^ members
of tne North Central asiTOiation^wTir
join, will convene at Thief River
Falls on February- 13, 14 and 15
191.}, according- to announcements
made by President E. E. Mclntlre, of
International Falls and Secretary J.
H. Hay of Thief River Falls.
As these two organizations repre
sent the territory in Minnesota north
of Detroit and west of Deer River, it
is expected that the attendance of
persons interested Jn educational
work will reach at least 1,000. This
large number will lend enthusiasm to
the meeting, will assure a strong
program and invite the attendance of
all the leading educators of the
The official program will be issued,
at an early date and, in the mean
time, all teachers and others who
ought to attend such a convention,
will make preparations toJ present.
Some of the features of the pro
gram are as follows:
(a) The theme is:
the Community."
(b) 'me lecturers
Superintendent C. 6.
dent George C. Vincent of the Uni
versity, United States Commissioner
of Education Claxton, Dr. Puffer, of
Boston, Messrs.. Phillips, Quigley,
Woods, Alton, Challman, Storm,
Howard, and other well known state
(c) President Vincent will lecture
on the evening of Feb. 13.
(dy A joint meeting of the school
officers of Marshall and Pennington
counties will take place on Feb. 13
and 14, to which all other school of
ficers are invited^^-T^
(e) Round tables will be arranged
for teachers of rural schools, high
and grade schools, industrial and
agricultural work, household econ
omy, normal training, and ^for the
county superintendents.
(f) A public reception and other
entertainment by the citizens, ofj
Thief River Falls. {V:
ne School and
include State
Schulz, Presi-
(g) Free lodging for all lady visit
ors who register at association head
(Continued on last page).
Bill Introduced In Congress Requiring 8hoa Manufacturers to Stamp 8hoas to Show Whin Substitute* for
Leather Have BeenUsedNews Item.
Were Taken Up to the High Sohool
This Morning and Exhibited by
Crippen at the Assembly.
All of the pupils in the High school
and eighth grade gathered in the as
sembly room this mornjng to see.the
W. Reed collection of Indian pic
tures wnlch were exhibited by C. C.
Crippen, Mr. Reed's former partner.
Mr. Crippen gave a brief description
of each picture and they were then
hung along the sides of the room
and the pupils allowed to leave their
seats to inspect them at close range.
Mr. Reed will leave Bemidji for St.
Paul sometime Friday and will go
from there to Chicago. The pictures
will be in the Crippen studio this
afternoon and evening and should
Mr. Reed go to St. Paul on the night
train, they will be up all day Fri
day. He said this morning that he
expected to take the day train so
that the picures would have to come
down tonight.
Mr. Reed is at the studio most of
the time and says that he is delight
ed to meet so many of his old friends
again. The afternoons and evenings
have almost been receptions for him.
"In addition," he says, "I have been
dined until I believe I am actually
gaining weight." A report came
from Red Lake this morning that
John Morrison, his Interpreter, had
returned from nis claim but at noon
Mr. Heed had been unable to verify
the report.
Tne pictures were viewed yester
day by several hundred people and
have become the talkr of Bemidji.
His collection of Red Lake pictures
was about complete when he left Be
midji four years ago so that by old
residents of the city, his western pic
tures have been more noticed...
-A bottle of milk was received in
Bemidji yesterday by parcel post. It
came in over the Red Lake line. On
Tuesday the Markham hotel received
twenty pounds of mutton sent from
Farley in two ten pounds packages.
Sam Cutter has received a package
of dried peaches from Albert Gray,
a former Bemidji man now' in Chico,
Calif. These are some of the unus
ual things now being sent by parcel
A Bum Lie Is Worie bI The Tratli By!"HOF',
Walter J. Markham, Former Bemidji
Man, One of Syndicate Controlling
New Mesabe Mine.
Virginia, Minn., Jan. 23.What is
believed to be one of the most valu
able iron ore finds on the Mesaba
range has been made by Virginia
men one mile north of the city, me
syndicate which has the lease from
the fee owners is composed of Harry
Osterber, H. O, Johnson, Walter J.
Markham and Benjamin F. Smith, all
well-known Virginia men. They have
turned over the property for operat
ing purposes to M. E. Richards and
associates who will at once sink a
shaft and operate the mine as am
underground proposition.
The or is of the, highest grade on
the Mesaba range and equal to the
best obtainable anywhere. It runs
65.21 and there is little ore mined in
any country that runs higher. The
ore body lies on an average of sixty
five feet below the surface and the
exploration shows it to be thirty feet
The property has been explored
twice before and abandoned as being
valueless when had the drills gone
fifteen feet further, the valuable de
posit would have been located. The
work of sinking the shaft will com
mence at once and the mine will be a
shipper in the 1913 season.
More than 200,000 tons of ore have
been blocked out and it is believed
the property contains 1,000,000 tons
of mineral. The fee owners have
leased to the explorers on a royalty
of 30 cents and the latter have ar
ranged to have the property develop
ed on the basis of $1.35, leaving a
net revenue of $1.05 a ton. Ore of
this quality has a market value of
$5.25 a ton on the lower lake docks.
The basket ball dance that was
given by the "Big Bemidg" basket
ball team last night was a failure
financially. Twelve couples were
present and the amount realized from
the sale of tickets did not exceed fif
teen dollars. A meeting will be held
tonight in the gymnasium of the
High school to decide whether or not
the team should disband. A game
may be played with the High school
Amply Provide For Depreciation, In-.
surance, Care of Bull, EtcProfit
Is in Retail Sales.
W. G. Schroeder, owner of the Al-'
falfa Dairy farm, has had occasion to
defend his statement that it costs $95
a year to keep a milk producing cow
since it appeared in a recent issue of
the Pioneer. Several farmers have
taken him to task and said that his
figures are too high. Mr. Schroeder
says that his figures, which are for
a cow which is being kept for milk
and not beef, are as follows:
One ton of bran ._... .$25.00
Three tons ensilage 15.00
One and one-half tons hay... 15.00
200 pounds oil meal 3.50
Care at ten cents per day... 36.50
*5-,vv 6* JJsr- tS&c^jjjBF?
Total .....$95.00
Mr. Schroeder feeds his cows two*
fifths of a pound of bran for each
pound of milk they give. Figuring
on 5,000 pound a year cow, and he
say*-aaae"which gfres less- la not jj^ij^^s''*?
Stable, the bran fed is 2,000 pounds
per year. The market price last year
was 25 per ton.
Ensilage is fed at the rate of thir
ty pound a day for 300 days, or the
time in which they are not on pas
ture feed, and is figured as worth $6
a ton as it is worth at least that
much when turned into beef instead
of milk. At ten tons to the acre, a
farmer can raise this feed and put
it in the silo for $2.50 per ton so
that allowing $5 per ton-for it as feed
he is making an extra 100 per cent.
In addition to the ensilage, Mr.
Schroeder feeds ten pounds of hay per
day and at $10 per ton, this is worth
$15 for the year. This can also be
raised oy any farmer. The oil meal
costs $1.75 per 100 pounds and toat,
with the bran, is all that the farmer
must buy in the markets. The care
is figured high at ten cents per day,
especially where there are more than
ten cows, and this sum any farmer
can earn himself and so add to his
In the statement given above, no
charge is made for overhead expenses
such as fire insurance, 'keep of the
bull, depreciation on the buildings,
machinery, etc., but they are amply
cared for by the natural increase of
the herd. In addition to tne increase
caring for the overhead, the best
heifers can be selected and added to
the herd in place of the poorer cows.
Mr. Schroeder says that it does not
pay,to turn milk into butter until the
price of milk gets down to four cents
a quart and that even at that price
it is a question. The farmer wh%
wants to get the most from his herd
should arrange to sell the milk and
cream and put the skimmed milk into
pigs. As milk is eight cents a quart
retail, the farmer can realize six ,r
cents a quart net after the milk isfc
delivered. ^J
At the figures given above it pays
a- farmer day wages to-keep a cow *%&&
which gives 3,200 pounds or 800 gal- 5^
16ns, per year. As it costs no moi
keep a good cow than a poor one,
every pound given over the o,- v.- is
clear profit over the day wages. A ^*lt
good grade cow will give from 5,000 g^***
to 7,000 pounds.a year. Mr. Schroe
der weighs all milk and the feed giv
en eacn cow so that he knows at the'
end of the year exactly how much
the cow has cost and how much she.'
has returned in milk and increase.
Detailed W. Ch Sohroeder Gives
Statement Showing Amount Nee
essary to Keep Cattle Well.
Whether Good or Poor Milkers, Each
One in Herd Consumes Food and
Labor to That Amount -"S
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