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HOUS E PASSES TWO-
FIFTHS JURY BILL
Will Now Go to Senate For Consid-
erationSilencers Prohibited on
NEW CLASSIFICATION PROPOSED
L. C. Spooner Introduce! Measure
Containing TaxIdeas Outlined in
Bis Recent Campaign.
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
House Committee on Elections Wants
it as Amendment No. 1 on Next
By ValteA Press.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 24.Since
Friday is generally regarded as the
end of the week's session by legisla
tors, it is not probable that today will
be productive in the matter of new
The revival of the "seven senator"
agitation in the senate the adoption
of a resolution by Sen. S. D. Works,
Mankato, to Investigate the fees of
the state architect the setting of
next Thursday as the time for passing
on Sen. J. P. Boyle's antl-tubercu
loals hill,and the introduction of a
dozen measures of local or minor im
portance, constituted practically all
of the business transacted in the sen
In the house, the passage of two
bills, one (providing that a five-sixths
jury verdict is sufficient in civil cases,
and the other prohibiting the use of
"silencers" on fire-arms, constituted
the only actual results accomplished.
The ibtflance of .the session, was taken
up wlfch the introduction of bills.
New Classification Bill.
Of tine bills introduced in the
house, (probably the most important
n is L. C. Spooner, Morris, who pro
poses a reclassification of real and
personal property. This was one of
the measures he advocated during his
gubernatorial campaign last fall.
Seven classes of real estate and
personal (property are prescribed by
the bill, as follows
1. Minerals in the ground to be
assessed at 50 per cent of the true
2. Unplatted real estate, used for
agricultural purposes, including tim
ber lands, at 33 1-2 per cent.
3. Real estate and dwellings, con
stituting the homestead of the own
er, 25 per cent.
4. All other real estate at 50 per
5. Household furniture at 20 per
6. Merchandise stocks at 25 per
Mr. Spooner is also the author of a
bill which carries an appropriation
of $50,000 for a survey from Lake Su
perior to St. Paul, the purpose of
which is to investigate the feasabil
ity of a canal between these points.
The seven senator proposition came
up by means of a joint resolution of
fered by Senators Moonan, Duxbury,
Weiss, Putnam, Marden and Hay
craft. It directed the reapportion
ment committee to incorporate a
clause in any proposed reapportion
ment bill to limit the number of sen
ators in any one county to seven.
It was laid on the table lor one
day, on notice of debate being given
by Sen. Victor Johnson, Center City,
chairman of the reapportionment
It is not likely that it will amount
to any more than stirring up the
same issue wMch was before the vot
ers last fall, in the' guise of a pro
posed constitutional amendment,
which failed of ratification, although
it was carried in all but four coun
Initiative and Referendum
Initiative and referendum will be
Amendment No. 1 on the ballot at the
election a year from next autumn, if
the house committee on elections has
its way. The judiciary committee
would like to have this coveted posi
tion taken by the amendment provid
ing tor an increase to seven in the
justices of the supreme court. This
amendment will be reported today,
The subcommittee, on Initiative
and referendum has completed its
bill, and Is expected to present it to
the whole elections committee today.
It follows, in part, the Ohio plan,
bavin* the split initiative. Three per
cent of the voters may petition the
.legislature to pass a law, the text
ojf which shall be tot forth in the pe
"towtinut* OB iMt page)!
BALKAN WAR VICTOR.
King Ferdinand of Bulgaria In
Auto Touring Conquered Land.
Photo by American Press Association.
VISITORS AT M. N. D. ROOMS
The following men were visit
ors this week at the rooms of
the Northern Minnesota Devel
opment association in Minneap
oils: E.'H. Denu, Judge Spoon
er, E. J. Swedback, John Zieg
ler, Dr. E. H. Smith, Roy Lind
say, and Andrew Johnson, of
Bemidji J. E. Bakke, Detroit
J. M. Reed. Blackduck C. F.
Mahnke, Moose Lake Dr. Nel
son, Chisholm O. T. Davids and
O. L. Halseth, Bagley.
In a- private car attached to the
north bound M. & I. train from the
twin cities last night, was a commit
tee named by the "state legislature to
inspect tbfe state sanitarium at Wal
ker. The committee is in Walker to
day and will return to St. Paul to
The state board of control has rec
ommended a new building or an ad
dition and improvements of the one
in Walker now so tnat tuberculosis
patients may be better cared for. The
finance committees of the house and
senate met yesterday and named the
following joint committee to make
the trip: Senators Clague, A. J. Pet
erson of Dawson A. L. Hanson, of
Ada J. T. Elwell, of Minneapolis,
and S. E. Bedford of Rushmore Rep
resentatives Davis of Elk River and
McGrath of Winona Charles E.
Vasaly, Little Falls, state board of
control and Doctors H. L. Taylor of
St. Paul, chairman of the advisory
committee, and G. S. Watham of War
WILL SUPPORT WILSON
By United Press*.
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 24."Pro-
gressive Republicans in the house
will not oppose Governor Wilson as
president in his policies," said Rep.
William Kent, of Califronia, after an
hour and a half's conference with
the governor, this afternoon. "I
would rather not discuss my inter
view with the governor, as I would
prefer to have him say what we talk
ed about. On my part I will say the
Progressives will not oppose Wilson's
doctrines. I think the support the
next president can count on from us
will be very valuable."
Governor Wilson would not dis
cuss the conference this afternoon.
"I will be content with whatever the
committee arranges," he said, refer
ring to the inauguration.
"Suppose the committee makes no
arrangements for anything?" he was
"That wild content me too," he re
Governor Wilson said he hoped to
go to Panama late in the summer.
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 229. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 24, 1913.
BEMIDJI MAD E HOM E
Articles of incorporation of the
Northern Minnesota 'Development
association have been filed with J. O.
Harris, register of deeds. The articles
provide that the annual meeting shall
be held in December of each year in
Bemidji. Bemidji was selected as the
place lor the annual meetings at the
conference held in Crookston last
December. By the articles of incor
poration, Bemidji is assured of at
least one meeting a year.
BELTRAMI WANTS $10,000
Beltrami county is to ask the state
for $10,000 as reimbursement for the
money spent by this county in the
prosecution of the D.umas arson cases.
A bill for this money will be prepared'
within the next week by Auditor
George and will be introduced into
the house by Representative O'Neill.
Mr. George returned from St. Paul
this morning after having spent two
days with state legislators going
over the proposition. The publicity
given the Dumas trials has given the
legislators a definite idea of the ex
pense of the trials and they appear
willing to help Beltrami county.
Mr. George has enlisted the aid of
the governor, Attorney General
Smith and his assistant* Alexander
James, and Fire Marshall Keller. Mr.
George will prepare an itemized
statement of the expense of the coun
ty in the trials and will forward the
statement together with some corres
pondence with the bill.
INSPECT STEAM SKIDDERS
Tom Shevlin, head of the Crook
ston Lumber company J. A. Nichols,
head of the Nichols-Chisholm Lumber
company Cyrus Everts, chief engin
eer of the Lidgerwood company J.
H-. Wilmot, of the Lidgerwood com
pany -W. H. Gemmel, general man*a=l
ger of the M. &V atfd B/..W Ltffcfn?
superintendent of the. logging de
partment of the Crookston company
made a party which went to Funkley
yesterday in a private par to inspect
the new steam skidders the Crookston
people have working there.
The skidders were bought from the
Lidgerwood people. The Nichols
Chisholm company has two working
at Frazee and Mr. Nichols was pres
ent to make comparisons. The Lid
gerwood people have been furnishing
much of the machinery for the Pan-'
ama canal and Mr. Everts is the chief
engineer in charge.
The party came to Bemidji last
night where Mr. Shevlin took train
for Minneapolis. On a part of the
trip they were accompanied by A. A.
Richardson, of Bemidji, who took
pictures of the party and the steam
JOHNSON ASKS FOR NEW LAW
Andrew Johnson, she-riff of this
county, has the promise of Senator
Hanson to introduce a bill amending
a present act which provides that in
counties of less than 76,000 popula
tion it is not necessary to give the
full name, residence and business of
a mortgage debtor when filing the
mortgage. Mr. Johnson says that at
present the law works a hardship on
men of the same name in this coun
ty. At one time he went to consider
able expense to prove that he was not
the A. Johnson against whom a judg
ment stood. The bill will remove the
prohibition and-make the law applic
able to all counties.
$7,000,000 FOR NEW EQUIPMENT
By United Press.
Chicago, Jan. 24.New equipment
costing $7,000,000 will be added to
the Canadian Northern railway, ac
cording to announcement made to
day. This will prevent another
shortage of rolling stock, such as
hampered the movement of crops last
year, officials say. The new equip
ment will ibe ready for use by Aug. 1.
STUDENTS 10 RUN ENGINE
North Dakota Aggies to Handle En
tire Chartered Train on Special
Tour From Feb. 10 to 14.
DOMESTIC SCIENCE IN DINES
By United Vress. i
Fargo, N. D., Jan. 24.The tour
which the students of the North Da
kota Agricultural College'are to take
ov*rt:tfc state is mc^felaufc ofe It*
kind. They will leave Fargo- Feb.
10 and return Febt 14.
They have chartered a special
train, the engineer and fireman of
which will be bona fide A. C. stu
dents, working, however, under the
supervision of a railway engineer.
The train will carry exhibits of the
department of veterinary science,
agriculture, chemistry, biology, geol
ogy, home economics, horticulture!
and a dozen other things taught at
the big farm school..
Each department will he in charge
of a student competent to explain it.
The dining car will be under the sup
ervision of young ladies of the de
partment of domestic economy who
will prepare and serve the meals on
the entire trip. They will have en
tertaining menus for the twenty-two
people on board, and will bake from
flour ground at the model mill at the
college. Practically every item of
food on the menus, including the
meats, will be from the college farm.
President and Mrs. Worst and Mrs.
Clack W. Kelly will chaperone the
party. The entire expense of the
trip will be borne by the Btudents.
The train will leave Fargo the
morning of Feb. 10, starting over the
Great Northern, going to Orand
Forks, Devils Lake and Minot and
stopping at intermediate points. It
will go down the Soo from Minot to
Bismarck, then return over the
Northern Pacific main line to James
town, down/the branch to La Moure
and Oakes and into Fargo over the
Southwestern. VALUABLE PAINTINGS RUINED
By United Brass.
London. Jan. 24.An.unidentified
man last night slashed four of the
most valuable paintings in the Na
tional Gallery just before the place
was closed. The canvasses were cut
with a broad knife in many places
and hopelessly ruined. The slasher
was arrested. He declined to give his
name and would assign no motive for
his vandalism. r-
POTATO MARKET FLOODED
In the last issue of the Crop
Reporter, which is published by
authority of the secretary of
agriculture, figures are given to
show that on January 1, 1913
growers held about 66 per cent
more potatoes than a year ago
and that dealers held 61 per
The figures show that the last
potato crop was an enormous
one and that there is still a
large surplus in both the grow
ers' and dealers' hands. Farm
ers must not blame potato buy
ers for the small price. The
market Is flooded and the deal-
#*efs"aiv paying the most they
A wise farmer will turn his
potatoes Into pork or milk be
fore they rot on his hands. A
bushel of potatoes is worth
about seventy-five cents when
SHEEP CLEAR LAND EASILY
J. J. Opsahl has written the Pion
eer that sheep will clear brush land
for from $.84 to $1.28 per acre ac
cording to the number of acres clear
ed at one time, the figures being
based on money at eight per cent.
Mr. Opsahl's article is too long for
publication but his figures are briefly
On a five acre plot with twenty
sheep working, the farmer must pay
$30 for fencing, $2.40 interest and
$104 for sheep and interest. The cost
of five acres is the interest which
amounts to $6.40 or $1.28 per acre.
On a section, the interest on the
fencing investment IB $26.60, and the
interest on the sheep is $128.00, mak
ing the total cost $637.60 or $.84
The increase in lambs, mutton and
wool, he figures, will more than take
care of losses in the flock, deprecia
tion on the fencing, etc. Mr. Opsahl
urges every farmer to put not less
than twenty sheep on his land and
have them start clearing this spring.
GIRLS! HERE IS A CHANCE.
'I wish to correspond with a mid
dle-aged womanobject, matrimony.
Louis Green, Cass Lake, Minn."
The above advertisement appeared
in the Cass Lake Times this week.
Mr. Green, at the time he paid for
the advertisement, said that he had
been expecting a proposal during
leap year hut that in someway he
was overlooked. Any woman in Be
midji who is looking for a home in
Cass Lake should correspond, with
Mr.' Green at once.
The Boss' Emotions Were Expanded A Right By "HOP"
GIRLS SCORE N. Y. POLICE
Charge Them With Brutality When
in Police Court on Charges of
SHOW TORN SHIRT WAISTS
By United Press.
New York, Jan.. 24.Allegations
of*potice brutality were made by nine
girls xyfc tender years w_h were fined
$6 each in Jefferson Market court by
Magistrate McQuade Thursday on
charges of disorderly conduct.
The girls are all strikers engaged
in an organized attempt of the United
Garment Workers of North America
to force payment of better wages and
improvement of working conditions
by the clothing industry. All had
their fines paid.,for them by the law
yer representing the union, who re
fused to let them take the stand in
their own defense, declaring to do so
would only mean that heavier fines
would be imposed. Alice Schwartz,
sixteen, youngest of the girls, told
how she has supported an invalid
father and three younger sisters for
more than a year.
Soon after the strike began, she
said, her father obtained some light
work, and she was able to stay at
home and care for her younger sis
ters. Last night, she said, she was
passing a factory where the strike is
on and stopped to speak to some
girls there who were engaged in
A policeman, she said, ordered her
to move on and before she could com
ply, grabbed her by the arm, pinching
her so that blue and black marks
were in evidence today. He took her
to the station on a disorderly conduct
charge and today witnesses for the
policeman corroborated his testimony
that she cried "scab" at strikebreak
ers, who came from the factory.
Bessie Miller, nineteen, Lillian
Seltzer, seventeen, Edna Rapport,
seventeen, Sarah Weis, sixteen, Min
nie Dadrofsky, nineteen, all showed
great bruises and torn shirt waists,
which they said-were caused by the
policemen. The girls said they had
averaged between $4 and $9 a week
in their 'earnings before the strike
and had been unable to live on it. All
of them have made statements under
oath regarding their earnings which
are to be sent to Washington to aid
the movement to force a federal in
vestigation of the clothing industry.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
MINISTER OF WAR
Narim Pasha, Former Commander of
The Turkish Army, Killed Dor
CABINET WILL FI0HT
Decided' Today to Recall Ottoman
Plenipotentiaries and Peace
Seems Far Away.
PARTY IS OVERTHROWN
Grand Visier and Council Resigned
ThursdayNot in Harmony With
War Minister Assassinated.
Constantinople, Jan. 24.Nasim
Pasha, former war minister and com
mander of the Turkish army, was
shot dead during the demonstrations
which preceded the resignation of the
Turkish cabinet. Enver Bey and Ta
laat Bey had given orders that no
blood should be shed, bnt Nairn's
aide de camp fired from a window of
the porte at Enver Bey and his com
panions. They returned the fire. The
bullets killed Nazim Pasha. In spite
of the tragedy no disturbances oc
By Vaited Press.
Constantinople, Jan. 24.The new
turkish cabinet today decided to re
call the Ottoman peace plenipoten-'
tiaries from London forthwith. This
action will preclude 4he resumption^
of peace negotiations-and can 'be con
strued to mean only that the young.
Turks are letermined to carry on the
Street fighting continued today all
over the city following a night of
continued rioting. The hospitals are
rapidly being filled with the wound
ed and civil government is in a pre
It was generally believed yesterday
that the end of the Turkish-Balkan"
war was in sight hut the action of
the new cabinet appears to have
put peace negotiations far off.
Turkey does not want a continua
tion of the war, but is determined to
keep the fortress of Adrlanople at all
London, Jan. 24.News of the
resignation of Kiamil Pasha and the
appointment of Mahmoud Shefket
Pasha to the grand vlzierate yester
day came as a bolt from the blue sky
to the diplomats here.
Whether this means war to the fin
ish with the "Young Turks" In the
saddle or merely is another exhibi
tion of the resources of Turkish di
plomacy none can say.
The allies' delegates received the
news wnu expressions of anger. Some
declared that the Constantinople
coup was prearranged and that
Shefket Pasha did not participate in
the grand council because he knew he
would succeed Kiamil Pasha.
Yesterday a vast crowd at Constan
tinople declared for war rather than
surrender Adrlanople. Because the
crowd was backed by public opinion,
the government surrendered and re
linquished the office, making way for
the same men whom the popular
movement brought to the top after
the revolution in 1908.
All Constantinople newspapers not
belonging to the young Turk party
Constantinople, Jan. 24.The
crisis in Turkish affairs came yester
day with dramatic suddenness. The
grand vizier, Kiamil Pasha, and the
Ottoman cabinet resigned and Mah
moud Shefket Pasha, formerly min
ister of war and commander of t^^V^*^.
army which enthroned Mehmed'vTv
sultan, was appointed grand vizier.r
tit n^% *^j
On Wednesday the grand council, ^fc*