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Was Introduced Monday By Minne-
apolis Senator Following Agi-
tation in North Country
Calls For an Appropriation of Ten
Cents an Acre to be Spent Under
Direction of Forestry Board
Koochiching and Beltrami to be
Coupled With One Senator and
Two Representatives
y United Vreae.
St. Paul, Minn. Feb. 5.^The agita
tion for roads in Koochiching county
ia bearing fruit. Monday Sen. M. L.
Fosseen, Minneapolis, introduced a
bill which will mean a state revenue
of about $88,500 for the county if it
passes. Tuesday the house and senate
both adopted a resolution for the ap
pointment of three of its members to
attend today's .goqfLroads congress at
International Falls.
The Fosseen bill provides that all
state lands in counties where there
are more than 5,000 acres of stats
lands, shall be taxed ten cents an
acre, and that the revenue from this
taxation shall be used to build roads,
firebrakes, and ditches, in order to
preserve the timber by preventing
its destruction by forest fires.
Koochiching county has about
885,000 acre&~ofstate lands. ^Tiris
is more than twothird the area of
the entire county. Owing to the
fact that state lands are not sub
ject to taxation, the owners of one
third the property must pay the cast
of building roads in the entire coun
ty or do without them. They have
chosen the latter course, because in
the former case taxes would amount
to as much as the value of the land.
Homesteaders Leave County.
The result is that a majority of
settlers leave the county after they
prove up on their homesteads. There
is no use growing farm products as
the absence of roads makes it im
possible to haul them to market.
Beltrami and adjacent counties, in
addition to benefiting from the agri
cultural development which is bound
to result when Koochiching county
builds a net-work of roads, may also
take advantage of the Fosseen bill,
if it becomes a law.
The bill makes an appropriation
of $125,000 which is to become im
mediately available, and which i
to be spent under the direction of the
highway commission and the state
forestry board.
The house reapportionment com
mittees Tuesday had the draft
of a bill, drawn by its sub-committee
and embracing practically the same
scheme of redistricting under consid
eration in the senate committee. The
bill provides for a legislature com
posed of sixty-five senators and 126
One of the additional senators goes
to the seventh and the. other to the
second congressional district. The
population basis used for each sena
torial district is 31,918. The plan
of redistricting follows, the first num
ber in each instance being the num
ber of senators and the second the
number of representatives allotted
each district.
Coupled With Koochinching
Fillmore and Houston, 1-3 Win
ona 1-2 Olmstead and Wabasha, 1-2,
Mower and Dodge, 1-2 Freeborn,
1-1 Faribault, 1-1 Blue Earth, 1-2
Martin and Watonwan, 1-2 Cotton
wood and Jackson, 1-2 Rock and
Nobles, 1-2 Lincoln, Pipestone and
Murray, 1-3 Lyon and Yellow Medi
cine, 1-2 Redwood and Brown, 1-2
Nicollet and Le Sueur, 1-2 Waseca
and Eteele, 1-2.
Rice, 1-1 Goodhue, 1-2 Dakota,
1-1 Scott and Carver, 1-2 McLeod
land Sibley, 1-2 Renville, 1-1 Lac
qui Parle and Chippewa, 1-2 Swift
and Kandiyohi, 1-2 Meeker, 1-1
-Wright, 1-2 Hennepin, 8-18 Ram
Bey, 6-12 Washington, 1-1 Anoka
and Sherburne, 1-1 Benton and city
of St. Cloud, 1-2 remainder of
Stearns county, 1-2 Pope and Doug-
English Secretary of Stat*
Figuring In Peace Negotiation*.
lass, 1-2 Grant, Stevens and Trav
erse, 1-3.
Wilkin and Clay, 1-2 Otter Tail,
1-4 Todd and Wadena, 1-2 Cass and
Itasca, 1-2 Crow Wing and Morri
son, 1-2 Aitkin and Carleton, 1-2
Mille Lacs, Kanabec and Isanti, 1-2
Pine and Chisago, 1-2 St. Louis,
Lake and Cook, 5-10 Koochiching
and, Beltrami, 1-2 Hubbard and
Becker, 1-2 Norman and Mahnom
en, 1-1 Clearwater, Red Lake and
Pennington, 1-1 Polk, 1-2 Kittson,
Roseau and Marshall, 1-3.
The following table is a compari
son by congressional districts of the
number of senators and representa
tives allowed each district at pres
ent and the number allowed by the
tentative draft of a new bill:
Third Fourth
Fifth Sixth
Seventh Eighth Ninth
Present.New Bill
6 6
9 6
7 1%
7 9
-7.-':-?-: 7.
5 9
5 7
Totals .63 65
First 16 12
Second 11 13
Third 14 10
Fourth 13 14
Fifth 16 18
Sixth 12 13
Seventh 13 13
Eighth 12 18
Ninth 13 15
Totals ...1 2a 126
The following is taken from the
current issue of Farm and Fireside
"I know two farmers who are not
big farmers. They have a little hay
to cut, a little corn to plant and the
same of several other crops. It so
happens that one of them owns a
mower. The other owns a two-row
corn-planter. Since the first has no
planter, nor the other a mower, they
change about with these machines
every year. It is easily done, since
they live only one-half mile apart
and both have telephones.
"This is not a wonderful discovery
in any way, but possibly you could
work some like scheme with youi
neighbor. Now, these farmers have
an investment of perhaps $40 saved
on each side by this plan, besides
they do not have to house two ma
chines in place of one, nor do they
have to feel that they must beg a
machine of the other when they want
to cut or plant.
"On a big farm with many acres of
stuff to handle this will not work so
well, but there are little jobs where
it will work, and does. Perhaps you
will put up ice this winter. Your
neighbor has none. Could you sup
ply him sometimes and get something
needed In return which costs him lit
tle, but means a lot to you? Ask
Special to The MOM**.
Cass Lake, Feb. 5.The Chippewa
Indian conference has not yet gotten
down to the real business for which
it was called, as telegrams were re
ceived Tuesday afternoon from the
Pidgeon River reservation, delegates
and Warroad delegates that they
would be here on the night trains
and- asking that no business toe
transacted until they arrive.
The feature of the afternoon's
meeting was a long speech by Bebo-
um-gye-gue-ish-kung, chief of the
Red Lake band, who, was decked out
with his paint, feathers and full re
galia. The proceedings are being
conducted in the Chippewa language
and no permanent organization for
the meeting will be effected Until
Wednesday morning.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 5.
Whether the verdict of the jury in
District Judge Jelley's court late
Monday, finding the 'Minneapolis
Milk company and A. R. Ruhnke, its
president, guilty of criminal viola
tions of Minnesota state anti-trust
law, by conspiring to raise milk
prices on October 8 automatically
forfeits the corporate franchise of the
company was a question that came
up yesterday as a brand new factor
in the "milk trust" situation and it
was said this phase would be care
fully studied by Judge Jelley before
passing sentence upon the convicted
defendants Thursday.
In the meanwhile the milk prices
in Minneapolis tumbled back to the
flat rate of seven cents per quart,
the price that had prevailed before
October 1, 1912, when the larger
dealers all announced the increases
continued yesterday. The rate of
fourteen quart tickets for $ 1 was
the highest charge yesterday and
many companies and individuals
were selling milk for seven cents
By United
Motr, Ni DV, Feb ^,-^A new~~iii
dustry has- dey.elbjBfidr-^
county. J. McGrath shipped over
700 pounds of rabbits to a twin city
dealerboth jacks and cotton-tails.
Word comes back that they were so
superior in quality that many hotels
and restaurants began serving them
for ohicken and veal. Attempts are
now being made to raise jackrabbits
with a venison flavor.
"I wish to drop my friends of Bel
trami county a few lines that I may
not be entirely forgotten.
"I have been in business at Littell,
Wash., now for thirteen months and
find business here and prospects are
brighter in the west at present than
they have been for several years,
especially in the lumber business.
There are many new organizations
being incorporated and the business
outlook is good.
"Mills that have been standing
idle for several years are resuming
operations and all lines of railroads
are hauling heavy trains.
"On the strength of Woodrow Wil
son's election I have taken a partner
into my business, a boy born on the
twelfth hour, twelfth day, twelfth
month and twelfth year and weighs
twelve pounds. At present he is
working on the night shift and every
thing is going, along fine.
"I might state that the old folks
are located here and are well in spite
of their advancing years.
"Frank Snow and family and Mar
cius Snow, are Littelll residents also.
Miss Hazel Wells and Miss Eva
Getchel of Bemidji are. teachers at
the Littell school and they all join
me in sending regards.
"Thanking you for the space, I re
Yours truly,
Mr. Snow was formerly a Bemidji
merchant and at present part owner
of the -armory.
Minneapolis Banker Proposes That
No Money Be Given Farmers Who
Raise Grain Exclusively.
Minneapolis, Feb. S. E. W.
Decker, president of the1
ern National bank, proposes to se
cur^ the co-operation oJMhe Minne
sota and North Dakota Bankers' asso
ciation for the purpose of lowering
the high cost of living. "If neces-
sary," said Mr. Decker, "the. farmer
who will not raise stock should be
discriminated against when he asks
to borrow money. i-/
"Meat is so high that we cati
hardly afford to eat it. They are
selling yearling steers on Texas
ranches on the hoof for $26 apiece.
North Dakota farmers are getting
$15 apiece for hogs. The prices
asked for meat are simply monstrous.
If we do not look out we will find
ourselves in a position where we can
not buy meat. In Germany I see
they are eating dogs.
"The solution to this is that the
farmer must raise more stock. He
has devoted all of his attention in the
past to raising wheat. Now he com
plains that the cost of harvesting is
very high and the price of wheat is
very low. It is selling for sixty and
seventy cents and the farmer wants
to know .what the trouble is.
"I was talking with some North
Dakota bankers last night and they
told me the situation up there. I
told them to stop lending money to
farmers who will not raise stock, but
the farmer money to buy stock, but
remember that the time has come
.when he must raise stock or he faces
a serious condition. I plan to take
this matter up with the Minnesota
Bankers' association and see what
can be done here in our. state.
A man down at Browns Valley
told me that he had raised a crop of
thistles on his farm this year. I said
that I thought that it was a lesson to
him. I told him that he should have
seen that he should have had some
stock a year ago. At that time he
had no stock. It was the Lord's warn
ing.\ He did not heed it. ^Now he
has a crop of thistles.
"The farmer who will raise stock
will be able to rotate his crops and
will have plenty of fertilizer. I do
not mean necessarily that the farm
er should curtail his grain acreage,
(Continued on laat page).
The seniors have selected their
class pins for this year and the ord
er has been sent in through E. A.
Barker. The pins are of solid Rom
an gold and are neat and atractive.
The class has not decided on a play
as yet but will probably select one
some time this week. As soon as the
selection has been made the class will
commence practice with Miss Mar
jorie Knappen as coach. The play
will be presented some time around
April 1.. ._'
Next- Tuesday^ftiau?iiLttheL
ior-Sophomore Literary^ Society wtii
About fifteen members attended
the monthly meeting of the Commer
cial club last evening but a large
amount of business was transacted.
Several matters were referred to com
mittees for further action. Some
time was spent in the discussion of
ways and means for bringing in
sheep so that the farmers can buy
them in small lots. No action was
taken and the matter will be brought
up again tomorrow night.
The Farmers' club of the town of
Northern met today at the school
house. All day session was held. The
men talked business in the morning,
lunch was served at noon and in the
afternoon, A. E. Nelson of Bemidji,
tested several samples of milk by the
Babcock test. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
drove out from Bemidji this morn
Next Time Seobp Will Put| Hisf Brakes O By "HOP"
give a program at the High schoolf with possibly the idea of drawing the
building. As yet the program has
not been made out. but the program
and full particulars will be published
The High school basket ball team
will either play a .game with Bagley
or Cass Lake next Friday. The Bag
ley team are not over anxious to
schedule a game with the local team
after last Saturday's game but if they
do not wish to play the manager will
bring up the Cass Lake team for a
game here Friday or Saturday night.
Miss Ruth Riley has dropped her
work in the High school here to take
up music.
Report Says Allies Are Falling Back
From Tchatalja Trying to Draw
the Turki Out.
ADDITIONAL LOCALS. slide decided to do away with the
The K. P. club of the Presbyterian jump and repaired the slide so that
church met last night at the home it is now level to the end. Some of
of the Misses Margaret and Pearl the boys whose toboggans were
Condon at 1,000 Mississippi avenue, smashed are now using skis. The
The evening was spent with games hill north of the John Gibbon house
and music and a lunch was served at Ion the lake shore is a popular ski
about 9:30. islide.
Constantinople, Feb. 5.The Bul
garians, according to reports, are re
tiringfrom the burning village of
Tch^^||^S#i^Ry^frdm the left
wing. Thiff is regarded as strategy,
Turks into the offensive. The belief
among military experts here is that
no serious operations can be expected
at Tchatalja for the present.
The condition of the southern por
tion of the zone between the lines of
belligerents is such as to render the
movement of men impossible. It is
little better than morass. Only on
the higher ground in the northern
region ten the armies contract it
seems improbable that either side
will make an attack.
It is supposed the Bulgarians de
nounced the armistice less on account
of the failure of negotiations than
that they expected Adrlanople would
be obliged to* surrender within a few
days the armistice in operation
might have embarrassed the liberty
of action.
According to the best information
the fortress is able to' resist for a
long time.
Much is expected, by competent
observers of the new blood, now the
head of both the military and civil
administrations, who are burning
with a desire to avenge the earlier
The enterprise, headed by daring
men like Enver Bey, for the first
time given a chance, is believed may
surprise the allies.. The new grand
vizier, Mahmoud Schefket Pasha, is
already showing organizing qualities,
which have won him renown he
gives many hours each day to super
intending personally the military ar
After all toboggans but one had
been broken, the boys. who. were
leaping the gap at the Warfield
Soo Line to Send Engineer to Attend
Sheep Meeting Here Tomorrow
and He Will Have Films.
Most Be in the Legislature Thursday
As Reapportionment is Due
Then For Debate.
Farmers Will Be Heard in Afternoon
and Financial Scheme Must Be
Adopted in the Evening.
To Show Stump Poller.
The Bnnkman theater will show
the moving pictures of the new
"Pennington Puller" in action. The
first run will be given free after the
farmers meeting in the High school
tomorrow afternoon. The second
run will be given in the evening as
a part of the regular program.
A letter from W. R. Mackenzie,
stating that he would be unable to
attend the sheep meeting in Bemidji
Thursday because reapportionment
needed him in the legislature and
the announcement that the Soo
railroad is sending a 400-foot moving
picture film of its new stump puller
in operation were the new .develop
ments today in the sheep meeting
Secretary Mackenzie wrote that re
apportionment" is expected to come
before the legislature Thursday and
that' he had "been requested fcyttiwr
chairmen of the house and senate
committees to attend the sessions so
that he would be present in case any
changes are proposed at theOast min
ute. He said that he regretted that
the dates conflicted but believed it
his duty to guard the interests of the
north to the best of his ability.
Harry Funston, who was in the
Soo's Bemidji engineer's office at the
time the road was put through here,
is coming tomorrow with a 400-foot
film showing the new stump puller,
perfected by the Soo, in operation.
This macnine, called the "Penning
ton Puller," was built through the
efforts of President Pennington and
was designed for use in Wisconsin
where the people have practically
the same problems as those of North
ern Minnesota. Arrangements have
been made whereby the film will be
shown at the Brinkman to the farm
ers directly after the High school
meeting Thursday afternoon.
The object of the meeting in the
High school tomorrow afternoon is to
hear the experiences of the men who
have been raising sheep and to find
out how many farmers, will put
sheep on their land.if they can get
them at a reasonable price. The eve
ning meeting in the Commercial
rooms will be for the purpose of en
tertaining the visitors who are com
ing from out of town and to find
some means by which sheep can be
brought here and let out in lots of
eight to 100 as the individual farm
ers may need them.
A. E. Chamberlain, development
agent of the Great Northern railroad*
is guest of honor as it was first sug
gested that he be asked to come
here at this time. Mr. Chamberlain
has been gradually working his way
east from the west and while on the
road has been talking sheep and Min
nesota feeding to the men who are
raising the large flocks in North Da
kota and Montana.
From the twin cities will come
William Magivny, one of the best
posted live stock men of South St.
Paul H. J. Maxfield, state immigra
tion commissioner and pioneer de
veloper of Wadena county and H.
H. Hughes, editor of Farm, Stock and
Home who is known all over the state
as an editor who has the farmers'
best interests at heart. D. D. Ten
ney, of the Crookston Lumber com
pany, will come if he gets back in
time from an eastern trip.
From the interest- that is. being
taken in the movement outside of
Bemidji, it is evident that others re
gard it as an important one for the
development of the country. A Min
neapolis paper will send a special
correspondent a bank .at Willmar
yesterday decided to finance several
cars of sheep to be put on land in
the vicinity of Nebish Commercial
clubs as Akeley, Park Rapids, Black
duck and Cass Lake appear enthus-
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