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Representative From This Diitriot
Aiked to Preiide at Hot Setlion
on Tuesday.
Many Amendments Have Been Intro
duced and Many Changes are
Senator Stebbins Says Provision is
Not Understood By One in
Ten Persons.
B/ United VTM*.
St. Paul. Feb. 6.Rep. D. P.
O'Neill, Thief River Falls, was hon
ored by the speaker Tuesday in be
ing called upon to preside at a meet
ing of the committee of the whole,
for the consideration of bills on gen
eral orders.
To say that Representative O'Neill
had a busy time of it would be put
ting tit mildly. One of the bills un
der consideration was the one pro
viding that county assessors be elect
ed by the county commissioners. The
debate was fast and furious and was
varied with motions and substitute
motions until anyone with less
knowledge of parliamentary proced
ure than Representative O'Neill pos
sesses, would have been in as much
muddle as some of the representa
tives who were making the motions.
As previously predicted, the prim
ary law is in for a series of amend
ments, which, if passed, will make it
practically a new bill. The senate
has gone on record as favoring an
amendment to make the Bull Moose
party a political party entitled to
have its name placed on the general
baliot. It has also gone on record
as favoring the extension of the non
partisan feature to include county
The most radical departure was an
amendment offered today by Senator
Stebbins who proposes to eliminate
the, second choice feature from the
Senator Stebbins contends that the
second choice feature is not under
stood by one in ten persons, and that
many are of the opinion that it was
enacted to give those on the "inside"
for them to manipulate the ballots
and tally-sheets.
Another amendment which has al
ready been favorable reported by the
elections committee of the senate, 4s
the bill by Sen. Ole Sageng, advanc
ing the date of the primary election
to the third Tuesday in June.
Sen. Frank Clague has offered an*
amendment to extend the non-parti
san feature to state officers and
members of the legislature. The fil
ing by petition for non-partisan of
ficers, after the primary, is prohibit
ed in another bill. With all of these
amendments, there is little likeli
hood that the present law will be rec
ognized when the session is ended.
Sen. John Saugstad, after a con
ference with Dean Woods of the agri
cultural school, has decided to have
the request for an appropriation for
the Northwest agricultural school at
Crookston incorporated In an "omni
bus bill, which will be introduced by
the committee on agricultural
schools, and which will provide ap
propriations for the schools at St.
Anthony park, St. Paul, Mora and
Senator Saugstad explained today
that the move was intended to elimi
nate the school from polities so far
as possible.
"I do not want to make a campaign
issue of the fact that I was the one
Who obtained an appropriation for
the Northwest school at Crookston,"
said,the senator. "If the appropria
tion is granted, I will have had a part
in securing it, but I do not believe I
will be entitled to a re-election mere
ly because the appropriation went
"The people elected me to look aft
er their isterests, and they are vital
ly interested in the Northwest school,
6 I am doing only what they ex
pect of me. ^&%B^M-3
"This argument about getting ap
propriations for "the school was ad
vanced In behalf of my predecessor
and It I decide again to become a
candidate, It may be used to help me,
but I hope it will not be so used."
Senator Saugstad's bill changing:'
the time for holding terms of the dis
trict court in Crookston, was passed
by the senate today. It changes the
an advantage by making it possiblej-fQ^ the past two weeks.
K. K. Roe, who has been confined
for the past week to his home with
a severe attack of tonsilltls has again
taken up his duties at the store.
One of state railroad and ware
house commission whose report fa
vors tonnage tax.
time from, the first Monday in Decem
ber to the first Monday after the first
of January.
A bill calling for an appropriation
of $8,389.78 to reimburse Beltrami
county for expenses incurred in the
trial of the Dumas cases,will be sent
to St. Paul tonight by County Audi
tor George. Mr. George says that a
copy will be sent each to Representa
tive O'Neill and Senator Hanson
with a request that they introduce
the bill.
Since his recent trip to the cities,
when he approached several legisla
tors onsthe proposition, Mr. George
has been going over the county books
in order that he might incorporate In
the bill an itemized statement of the
expense of the county in the Dumas
trials. Mr. George says that there
seems to be much sentiment in both
houses In favor of allowing the bill.
The Dumas gang operated over a
wide area and the Beltrami county
conviction was really a state service.
Ernest Rockensock died Saturday
from a hemorrhage and while hiaison
Charles Rockensock was driving to
his father's funeral'Wednesday, ap
peared to be sleeping in the rig. On
examination, however, he was found
to be dead. His death was due to
natural causes. His funeral will be
held tomorrow from the Baptist
church,. Reverend Chandler officiat
ing. Mrs. Rockensock is also report
ed ill.
Fred Campbell left yesterday for
Bena where he will work the re
mainder of the winter in the camps
in that vicinity.
Mrs. Thayer Bailey returned this
noon from Crookston where she has
been visiting friends and relatives
A contributor to the current issue
of Farm and Fireside writes:
"The cow is deemed by many the
most sensible of her sex, and not
without reason. For the cow does
not flock to the cities to learn short
hand and sell dry-goods, but prefers
to stay in the country and make but
ter. Neither does she wear skirts so
narrow as to restrict the freedom of
her limbs! Nor does she speak be
fore she thinks, and if .she cannot Say
anything good about her neighbors,
she says nothing.
"And finally, her outlook on life
is such as virtually to exempt her
from worry. She will get, for in
stance, to measure nine or ten feet
about the waist and, not mind it a
"It is only fair to say, however,
that if all' her sex had feet like the
cow's, Corns would not be so common,
and by that token tempers would be
better. But hypothetical speculation,
of that sort leads us nowhere. As a
certain great man has.pointed out,
things are what they are, and the
consequences of them will be what
h*v will be -""?*'"& ^ct'''^f
Damage to Extent of 1156,000
Caused to NorthwMt Towns By
Series of Biases.
Seven fires Tuesday and Wednes
day in the Northwest caused dam
age estimated at $166,000 and Im
periled many lives. A $25,00 fire de
stroyed a theater at St. Cloud, Edge
ley, N. D., suffered a loss of $30,000.
Eight children narrowly escaped
with their lives and $20,000 damage
was done at Grand Rapids, Minn.
Two places of business destroyed at
Bottineau and $20,000 damage done.
Thirty patients were carried from a
burning hospital at Big: River, Sask.,
and damage estimated at $20,000 was
-done. Fire caused a loss of $1,000 in
a hotel at Winona. Lire last night
destroyed both Fosston schools and
equipment. Loss estimated at $40,-
pedal to Tbm VSMMST.
Fosston, Feb. 6.Both school
houses here and all equipment were
destroyed in a fire which broke Out
an 6:45 last. evening. The loss is
estimated at $40,000 with insurance
of.$22,000. At one time the fire
was practically under control hut a
broken hydrant allowed the blase to
gain headway which it Was impossi
ble to stop.
The buildings burned were the
High school which was built seven
years ago at a Cost of $16,000 and
a grade school built fifteen years ago
at a cost of $10,000. They stood
twenty feet apart. The fire started
in the High school/ which was of
brick, and spread to the wooden
School sessions will start again one
week from Monday. The board met
last night after the .fire and arranged
for the use of the old woolen mill
building by four grades. The other
grades and High school classes will
be held in different churches. A new
building will be started at once
?tfedvir the fire started is a mystery
^-th^H4gh~seheolbas no stoves^ 01^
any kindbutriii heated fromra'-pttwer"
plant 300 feet away. The superin
tendent, who does not smoke, left the
building at 6:15 and stated last
night that there was no trace, of
smoke when he left.
St. Cloud Theatre Burns
St. Cloud, Minn., Feb. 6(Special)
Fire early yesterday morning com
pletely destroyed the Davidson thea
ter in this city involving a loss of
$25,000, with an insurance of $11,-
The Benson Brothers' grocery
store, an adjacent building was
slightly damaged by wate* and smoke
The fire evidently started In the boil
er room and had gained tremendous
headway before the department was
Mr and Mrs .Fetter, occupying the
upper story, escaped in their night
clothes and were both slightly in
jured Paul Beaudreau's saloon, in
the same building is a total loss.
Manager Davidson stated that in
all probabilities the theater would be
Have Narrow Escapes
Grand Rapids, Minn., Feb. 6
TheMontreal House, the Grand Rap
ids House and Niles ft Alton's feed
store were destroyed by fire late
Tuesday night, causing a loss of about
$20,000 and subjecting a number of
people rooming in the hotels to dan
gerous exposure because of the ex
treme cold. The fire was discovered
in the kitchen of the Montreal House,
a two-story frame structure. The
fire department was badly hampered
by frozen water. The flames spread
through the Montreal House with
unusual rapidty and although all the
guests managed to get out, several of
them had narrow escapes.
The Montreal was conducted by
Sam Tatelle and his wife and eight
children occupied rooms on the se
cond floor. They barely got out alive.
One of the little girls later was found
three blocks away in her bare feet
Deputy Sheriff of Morrison County
Traced Nebraska Han to Be
midji and Nebisb,
Paul Phillips, deputy^ sheriff of
Morrison county, with tte assistance
of John Ripple of .Bemidji arrested
ma a ie84a
Deputy Phillips had been follow
ing him as he tallied exactly with a
description sent in by the authrol
ties from the Nebraska prison. A
reward of $500 had been offered for
his capture and the deputy of Little
Falls and John Ripple of Bemidji
will probably receive this sum. Phil
lips had instructed Ripple to watch
the suspect but Kelly gave them both
the slip Wednesday morning, but was
traced to Nebishr" where he was
caught on his way to a lumber camp.
Employes of the Beltrami elevator
and the Crookston mill enjoyed an
afternoon lunch yesterday-consisting
of a big variety of fresh bakery
goods. The lunch* was not an expen
sive one, as the only trouble In ob
taining it was to pick It up from the
road leading to Nymore VS-^?JJ#
This new fad in delivering bakery
goods was started by Elmer Ander
son, driver for the Bemidji Home
Bakery, when his hors? became un
controllable and swerved around sud
denly when it was frightened by a
large-piece of paper. ^fl^e
John Kelly. They will take him im
mediately to the Nebraska state pen
itentiary where he had made good
his escape some time ago.
Deputy Phillips has-been following
Kelley for some time but did not
have sufficient evidence to arrest his
man. Tuesday night Kelly appeared
at police headquarters and asked for
lodgings. Patrolman Burslay regis
tered the man and gave him a bed In
the city jail. Wednesday morning he
told Burslay that" he. had come from
Canada where he had been employed
with a threshing crew and -stated
that hie home was In Massachusetts,
but at present, lie was headed for
Chicago. /.^V'"^ f~
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.London Qhappiw Art Carrying ftetio ul. Nenw Item.
Noise Like an Explosion and Ball
of Fire Startled People,Late
Tuesday Night. iA
"What was it?" is a question that
has been bothering many people in
the country to the north and west of
Bemidji for two days. On Tuesday
night, about ten o'clock, many farm-
No one appears to know what
caused the shoe* and light but it
seems generally accepted that a me
teor struck in the town of Liberty,
some sixteen or seventeen miles from
Bemidji. It was in this vicinity that
the light was most brilliant.
Several farmers-saw the light and
felt the shock but saw nothing in the
sky before the shock.r\
The theory most generally accept
ed is that a meteor struck and the
light was caused by its flying to
pieces from the impact.
Mayne dtanton, manager 6f 'the
High school basketball team, received
word this noon that Cass Lake will
be here for a game Saturday night.
Fifty farmers attended the meet
ing of the farmers club in town of
Northern yesterday. Twelve fam
ilies were represented and the women
at noon had to serve two tables, twice
before all had been' given dinner.
The meeting was held afthe home of
Mr. Reynolds. *$
A. E. Nelson tested the milk of
several cows and said that he was
surprised to find that the' general
run was good. "I found one cow that
tested six percent," he said. "This
cow was raised by Mr. Reynolds and
later sold,/x
From six percent, the
cows graded down to three percent."
The members of the clubjelaim that
it is the oldest farmers club in the
county as it has been running sever
al years. They are at present inter
ested in hail and fire insurance and
expect to start a co-operative, com
pany soon. Already they are oper
ating a co-operative store.. J|4
The Newspaper Instinct Is Ever Uppermost In Scoop By "HOU
eAAke oooo ofeft
After Long Discussion Agree Not to
Organize Until New Meeting
May 6.
Bpeetal to Vhe MOMS*. *t
Cass Lake, Feb. 6.The Chippewa
Indian council adjourned last eve-
TBwereawakn^ by^aciseillke,a? 1 nlng alter""deciding to mei^,ajgainifliuc^"fe
explosion arid tftdngh their build- "My""-6"to"perfect an organization. A --*----out.
ings were on fire because of the bril
liant light. The shock was felt in
Bemidji and commented on at the
Commercial club meeting which was
then being held.
series of resolutions were passed
wihch scored Messrs. Hinton and
Harper as officious government men
who were working against the best
interests of the Indians.
At the May 6 meeting, each reser
vation shall send fully accredited
delegates with full powers to act as
representatives. Action of the main
council is to be ratified* by separate
home councils of the Indians. It was
the opinion of the council that the
department at Washington wishes to
be just to the Indians.
The Chippewa Indian council in
session here has developed into a fac
tional fight with the question of
whether to organize or not to organ
ize as the bone of contention. Those
who are in favor of organizing claim
that the government officials have
been unduly busy among the full
bloods urging them not to take part
In or to prevent such an organization
of all the Chippewas. Those who fa
vor the organization call themselves
the progressive Indians and they
style the others by the simple name
of kickers.
The progressives have come into
possession of letters written by gov
ernment men, the evident intention
of which is to create distrust in the
movement. From the letters the in
ference is to be drawn, white not so
stating in definite terms, that Gus.
H. Beaulieu and John Carl were at
the bottom of the movement. Atten
tion is called to the fact that the
Clapp act "was hatched by this .same
class of people, and was supposed to
be for the benefit and civilization of
the Chippewa Indians of the White
Earth reservation. ^,You all know, the
The last paragraph of the letter of
Thos. E. Harper dated January 2,
1913, is "I ask you to consider well
before taking any steps that .will
place you and yours in the hands of
those who only live by defrauding
the Indians of. the last foot of land
that they may call their own." The
progressive leaders claim that it is
(Continued on last pace).
Several Drove a Long Distance in
Order to Get to Bemidji in Time.
for Afternoon Session.
Bemidji Business Men Urged to Go
to Commercial Club Booms at
8. p. m. This Evening.
Bemidji Business Men.
The officers and directors of
the Commercial club urge you to
attend the business and .social
meeting in the club rooms at 8
p.m. tonight The city is enter
taining sereral distinguished
guests and in addition, matters
of great importance to this oom-.
munity are to be discussed. Your
presence is needed and urged.
Visitors from the twin cities, and
towns on the Sauk Center line of the
Great Northern, both lines of the M.
& L, and Red Lake line are in Be
midji today to meet with the farmers
and city business men in the High
school to discuss sheep. A meeting
of the business men and such farmers
as wish to remain over will be held
in the Commercial club, rooms this
evening at which time a scheme tor
abl"y b" worked
A delegation from Akeley and
Park Rapids came to Bemidji last
night and morning trains on the M.
I and Red Lake lines brought in
many more. The meeting promises
to be the best farmers meeting ever
held in Bemidji and apparently Indi
cates that sheep have come into their
own as Agents for clearing land.
Directly after the meeting this
afternoon, the visitors will be taken
to the* Brinkman theater where they
will be the guests .of the manage
ment at the production of a 400-foot
moving picture film of the new
stump puller being used by the Soo
line on Wisconsin cut over lands. The
pictures show the land before it Is
cleared, the stump puller working, a
close view of the way in which the
hooks and chains are put on the
stumps, and- the way the road grader
works. Harry Funston, one of the
Soo engineers who was here when the
road was put through, is here with
the pictures.
A. E. Chamberlain, development
agent of the Great Northern, and J.
H. Griffin, division freight agent, are
here for the meeting and Mr. Cham
berlain talked this afternoon. This
is Mr. Chamberlain's first visit to Be
midji in fourteen years. He says that
the only time he was here before was
shortly after the Great Northern's
old depot was built.
Mr. Chamberlain finds that the city
has made a wonderful growth. He
says that the Sunday he was here, he
spent the day with the Bailey family.
At that time the house was thought
to be out in the woods many blocks
away from the city. There were
but a few buildings and saloons and
gambling houses lined the streets.
The Great Northern was lust com
pleting the depot and right of way.
That 'sheep are looked upon as
practical animals for clearing land
at a low cost is testified to by the
large number of farmers who have
used sheep who are in the city today.
Some of them have driven in from
eighteen miles up the country while
others have driven to depots and
come the. restof the way "by*traln. I'J?
A delegation from "Akeley and oth
er points in Hubbard county arrived
laBt night. In the Akeley delegation
are C. F. Sheers, editor of the Akeley-\
Herald-Tribune Bert Rodman, cash-f^
ier of the state bank D. Theriault/
C. R. Flink. _C. Winkelhammer and
F. E. Giesfe. Louis Hanson, county
commissioner from Becida, and J*. BVu
Delaney, Jr.,, county auditor of
Hubbard'county, came with the Ake^
4ey men.
Wadena sent P. J. Rehne and C.
Kramer. Bralnerd sent E. H. iMm^*^**
mons. Several men are here from
Duluto, Superior and Detroit. Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Funston and- B.
Brlggs of Minneapolis^
and. Hi J,S

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