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Bill Which Passed House By Vote of
80 to 37 Turned Down 31 to 25
By The Upper Body.
Lee's Pet Measure Defeated When
Roll Call Showed Representa
tives Were Evenly Divided
Presented With Flowers and Silver
Coffee Set on Birth and Wed
ding Anniversiary
St. Paul, Feb 15. By invoking a
privilege which has never before been
taken advantage of by a legislature
in the history of the state of Minne
sota the senate this afternoon by a
vote of 31 to 25 rejected the woman
suffrage bill, which waa transmitted
to the upper body early this week by
the house, where it passed by a vote
of 80 to 37.
It took eight roll calls on various
motions to decide the matter before
the matter before it was finally dis
posed of. Even after the motion to
reject, made by Sen. H. Sullivan,
Stillwater, was carried, it looked as
if the bill would be given a tem
porary respite which might save it
after all.
This was when Sen Ole Sageng,
author of the woman suffrage bill
which failed of passage in the sen
ate a few weeks ago by three votes,
announced that he changed from
no to aye for the purpose of mak
ing a motion to reconsider.
Had it not been for the fact,
however, that Lieut. Gov. Burn
qulst, the presiding officer, recog
nized Senator Sageng as having
the floor instead of Senator Sulli
van, the former would not have
enabled to change his vote, as
Senator Sullivan intended to make
a motion to adjourn.
After Senator Sageng had an
nounced his intention to change
his vote, Senator Sageng moved to
adjourn. Senator Sullivan demand
ed a roll call. The motion was
lost 25 to 31. Senator Sullivan
then moved to reconsider the
motion whereby the vote was re
jected, for the purpose of heading
off Senator Sageng's intention of
putting it off until next week,
when all the senators would be
rn making this motion Senator
Sullivan asked all the senators to
vote against the motion. The re
sult was that the motion was lost
3 to 25, putting an end to woman
suffrage for this session.
County option was lost in the
house Friday by a tie vote of 59
to 59. If two of the members, who
were absent on account of illness,
had been in the house the vote
would have been 61 against 59.
Albert Pbander of New Ulm and
W. H. Westcott of West St. Paul,
the absentees, are both opposed to
county option.
For days J. F. Lee, author of the
bill, knew that he would have
ifty-nine votes on his side. He
had promises of others, but reali
zed that they were wobblyv This is
just what occurred. Representa
tive Bendixen of Morgan, and
Coates of Sauk Center, were said
to have promised to vote for the
measure. They were found in op
The house put aside business for
ten minutes to express its friend
liness for Bob Dunn of Princeton
and to congratulate him. Friday
was "Bob's" fifty-eighth birthday
anniversary and his twenty-sixth
wedding anniversary.
Mr. Dunn asked to be excused so
that he might celebrate the day
with his wife at Princeton. Speak
er Rines knew what was going on
about the house chamber and re
fused the excuse, reminding him
that county option was up for a
vote today.
The Princeton man was called
away from his seat shortly after
Br **c*r.
Dr. Livingston Farrand, Secretary
National Tuberculosis Association.
Sy United VreoB.
Washington, Feb 15.Appropria-
tions for federal buildings made in
the house draft of the "pork bar
rel" bill reported out today include
$75,000 for Bemidji.
The appropriation is for a federal
building which was virtually promis
ed Bemidji when the receipts of this
postoffice exceeded $20,000 per. year
for two sucessive years. The original
request asked for an appropriation
of $100,000. The amount was cut
down in the committee The bill now
goes to the floor of the house.
the house met and engaged in
conversation by Representative
Hopkins. When he returned he
found a huge bouquet and a silver
coffee set on his desk. Every
member of the house and every em
ploye had contributed.
C. N. Orr of Ramsey county, who
is an old friend of the Dunn family*
made the presentation speech. "Bob"
was so surprised that the house got
but a short response
"Whatever I've said before in the
heat of debate I want you to forget,'*
said Dunn. "For the rest of the ses
sion I promise to be good God bless
you all."
An Automatic Cashier
The First National Bank of Be
midji has installed a Brandt automa
tic cashier. It is used for the pur
pose of making change quickly. It
has a keyboard similar to that of an
adding machine. If the dollor key is
(pressed, a silver dollar drops. Press
the red key twice and $2 in change
drops. Press keys 44 and 56 and
$1 in change with five pennies comes
down. It is not necessary to recount
the money as the machine is said to
be absolutely accurate.
Mrs. H. D. Kenfield of Cass Lake is
in Bemidji as the guest of her daugh
ter, Mrs. E. E. Kenfield.
Miss Olive Curtis, bookkeeper for
Northern Auto company, has closed
the contracts for the purchase of the
following automobiles which that
firm has sold in the last few days: Ed
ward Jackson, a five pasenger Ford
E. E. McDonald, a five passenger Ca
dillac 4H Kleven, a five passenger
Mr. and Mrs Floyd Agnew of Gar
riston, North Dakota, are spending
a few days in the city on their honey
moon trip. Mrs. Agnew was formerly
Nellie Bright of Parkers Prairie, a
sister of Mrs. O. Simenson, and a
former High school pupil of this city
After a few days visit here they will
return to their home in North Da
CHAOHreOia.,! IOHT?ft
AS MUU HAV f*mtry
~*i Da/you *vw Q-WE.
General Sentiment Among Voters
Points To Him As Man Who
Will Act For Whole City.
The merchants, business men, pro
fessional men and the cltitens in
general of Bemidji have been much
wrought up of late over the present
existing conditions in this city. The
majority, perhaps, are not aware of
the fact that there exist in this city
houses of questionable repute, gamb
ling dens, places where the lumber
jack is relieved of his money by fair
means or foul, and other resorts that
tend to check the growth and pros
perity of this city.
During the past few weeks street
talk, store talk, and discussions in
the homes have had as their chief
topic, "How long are we to stand
these conditions?", "How long must
we take part in hushing up incidents
that are a blotch upon the name of
this city?" Some of the saloons are
also becoming disgusted with being
asked to shield those who are con
ducting places that blacken the sa
loon business and the name of Be
midji. They are just as anxious to
effect a cleanup of the "joints" as are
other business and professional men.
Three men are before the voters of
Bemidji as candidates for election to
the offices of mayor Tuesday. The
first is the present mayor who seeks
an endorsement of his administra
tion the second is the president of
the council who wishes to get the
higher office the third is a man who
is an independent merchant.
The Pioneer believes it expresses
the popular sentiment when it says
that only one of the three is capable
to handle the present situation and
handle it for the best interests of the
city as a whole. This man is the
only one of the three who has made a
definite statement to the voters of
his policy in office. The approval of
his platform is being given by many
who belive that it is time that the
present conditions are eliminated.
William McGuaig's platform is re
commended for the earnest considera
tion of every voter who wishes to see
in the coming year a better, clean
er Bemidji. This is the platform:
I am a candidate for mayor and so
licit your votes. Permit me to state
that in asking you to vote for me, I
do so, not as a stockholder in a
brewery corporation, nor as a mem
ber of the Socialist party, but as a
free and independent citizen and tax
payer, so that, if elected I will in no
wise be subject to dictation or undue
influences, as to my policy as mayor.
I do now stand and will be in a
position to always stand absolutely
independent and free from all such
influences and in a position-tp best
promote all the interests of the city
and a representative of all the peo
ple for the common good.
By virtue of our city charter It
devolves upon the mayor to provide
the city with a competent, vigilant
and efficient police force that will
effectually and diligently enforce the
laws and the ordinances of the ctiy.
Such a force it would be my greatest
effort at all times to maintain.
If elected, as your executive officer,
I pledge you an administration that
will be, on my part, absolutely free
from all private or petty interests.
With an earnest desire to constantly
administer the affairs of that office
for the common good to the end that
Bemidji as a city may continue to
develope, grow in population, In
commercial importance and all that
will tend to the building up and im
provement of its institutions and
promote the wellfare, prosperity and
happiness of our people.
Very respectfully yours,
Exercise your right to vote as a
citizen and give the man who has
made promise to enforce the above
platform an opportunity to make
good. The cky might better take a
chance for one year to push the en
forcement of such a platform than to
continue in the present rut.
ft jft"
i i i
Bemidji High School Boys Conquer
Range "Champions" By Over
whelming Score of 44 to 11
In a game Which was a rough and
tumble fight from the first whistle
to the last, Bemidji defeated Deer
River in basketball last night by a
score of 44 to 117 fif spite Of the
fact that the locals won an over
whelming victory, the game was one
of the most exciting ever seem on a
Bemidji floor.
Both teams started with a rush
and a foul was called on Bemidji in
the first minute of play. Deer River
missed the free throw and the game
was on in earnest. Both teams did
not overlook opportunities for rough
ing and a foul was soon called on Be
midji. Tanner made his basket. Two
double fouls were called during the
first half, neither team scoring on the
free throws. 1^
The teams were evenly matched in
size but the Bemidji boys proved to
be faster on their feet and put more
team work into play. Claude Bailey
usually kept back toward the Bemidji
goal and several times was able to
corner long shots headed for Deer
River forwards. Twice during the
first half, however, he was drawn into
the fight under the Deer River goal
with a result that long shots up the
field scored two baskets for Deer
Referee Seaman, of Deer River,
soon proved a poor official and by
agreement was relegated to the side
lines and Jacobson took his place,
Jacobson allowed both teams more
leeway and the crowd was given an
atheletic exhibition in which basket
ball, football and boxing were at
times indiscriminately mixed.
In the second Elletson scored the
thirty-eight point for Bemidji by
shooting a basket from near center
.of the floor on a one handed throw.
The first team, with the exception of
Johnson, was then replaced by Thome,
Graham, Riley and Klien. Johnson
scored eight baskets and Klien two,
Tanner threw seven baskets and two
Bemidji had fourteen fouls called
but Deer River connected with the
basket on only three of the chances.
The teams were playing under A. A.
U. rules which allow any number of
personal fouls. The box score:
Bemidji 44, Deer River 11
Scoop's Love-making Does Progress Very Fast
W. G. Sohroeder Investigating
ticability of Automatic Milker
For Use In His Herd.
W. G. Schroeder expects to leave
for Otter Tall, in Otter Tail county, in
a few days where he will investigate
the practicability of a milking ma
chine which is being used by a farm
er near there. Mr Schroeder may
place one of the machines on his
Alfalfa Dairy farm.
The owner of the machine is a man
of sixty and he, with one son, milks
eighteen cows, separates the milk and
cleans the machines in forty-five min
utes. The power is generated by a
small gasoline engine and either elec
tricity or compressed air can be used.
Figures have been furnished Mr.
Schroeder which show that a machine
saves the labor of one man to ~every
twenty cows milked. The machine
costs a few dollars under $200.
BemidjiTanner, 1. f. B. Bailey,
r. f. Johnson, EUetson, lg. C.
Bailey, r. g.
Deer RiverBaker, 1. f. Seaman,
r. f. Mac Callum, McDonald, 1. g.
Phlfer, r. g.
BasketsBemidji, 21 Deer River,
Free throws Bemidji, 2 odt'of 5
Deer River, 3 out of 14.
Bemidji basketsJohnson, 8 Tan
ner, 7 Earl Bailey, 2 Claude Bailey,
1 Elletscra, 1 Klien, 2.
Hr.t Seminarian I
There will be no services in' tl
morning. Sunday school at 12 o'clock.
Services in the evening at 8 o'clock.
T. S. Kolste, pastor. I
Swedish Lutheran
There will be services in the morn%
ing at 10:30. Sunday school at 12.
a i
J. H. Randahl, pastor,g
Services in the evenin at 8 o'clock.'
First Methopist Episcopal
Preaching 10:45 and 7:30. SU&-
ray school a 12. Epworth League
at 6:30. Topic, "Genuine faith
Shows Itself by Deeds'* Mis& Mae
Brunner will lead. Prayer meeting
Thursday evening at ^8 o'clock, Evefy
body welcome to these services.
Ample Sum is Assured for the live
Stock Revolving Fund By Be
midji Business Men.
A revolving fund of $1,350 has
been raised among Bemidji business
men since the,eh^ep meeting held here
a week ago Thursday. ^The sub
scription was completed yesterday
and the list turned over to A. G.
Wedge. It was originally proposed
by A. E. Nelson that a fund of 11,000
be raised but the response surprised
the men who circulated the list. E.
H. Winter and Mayor Fred Malzahn
had charge of the list.
The money is to be used for buy
ing'livestock Jib. car lots and retail
ing the animals to the farmers for
their first cost plus the overhead
cost of getting them to Bemidji. A
competent buyer is to be sent out
to make the (purchases and he will
make the sales. A car will not be
bought until it is known where the
animals can be placed after their
arrival in Bemidji
Arrangements are being made for
a small pasture on the edge of the
city where the stock can be kept
until taken away by. the farmers.
Other arangements have been made
with the banks for taking farmers'
paper so the revolving fund may be
kept cash. It is probable that a
car or two of sheep will make up the
first shipment to be received here.
The following names are on the
subscription list: T. J. Burke and
the First National Bank, 100 each
$50 each from the Northern Nation
al Bank!* J. J. Opsahl, Crookston
Lumber company, Reynolds ft Win
__f Malzahn, A Kleven,
Security State Bank, E.
Lumber company.
A. Barker,
Chas. Nangle, F. G. Troppman, Giv
en Bros., Beltrami Elevator and Mill
ing Co., L. F. Johnson, O'Leary &
Bowser, Matt Phlbbs, J. L. George,
Andrew .Johnson, F. W. Rhoda, Earl
Geil, E. F. Netzer, M. E. Ibertson,
Roe & Markusen, and the Bemidji
tCfr**ue* *M00H,*n1
&t UHSCftSm* SOU
"To SMVoo wtttep
B^ttlXti OONEUf Jb*T
De La Barra To Succeed to the Presi
dency According to Ofloials of
the British Legation.
Son of Bemidji People Has Not Been
Prom But Telegrams Were
Heard Delivered.
Government Finally Resorted to By-
namiteUnited States Follow
ed Let Alone Policy
Mexico City, Feb. 15.The
resignation of President Madero
was announced on authority of
the British legation where De
La Barra took refuge yesterday
after urging Madero to com
promise with the rebels. Ar
rangements for the succession
of De La Barra to the preslden
cy are being made at the British
Albert Wangle, the oldest ton of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Nangle, of Bem
idji, is in Mexico City. Mis parents
have sent messages to him asking
of his safety, bnt have as yet not
had word in spite of the ftot tjiat
the telegraph oompany advises that
messages are received and delrrer
ed there with proper dispatch. Mr.
Nangle is the chief clerk of one of
the divisions of L. Pearson 6 Son,
a wealthy English contracting firm,
which is located in the business sec
tion of Mexico City. Me hat been in
their employ for the past five yean.
Me is thoroughly familiar with die
Spanish language, as all work in the
offices is conducted in Spanish.
Mr. Nangle was a member of the
American club whose building was
recently demolished by shells from
the rebels' firing line and where for
ty Americans, at the time the ballets
riddled the building, miraculously
escaped. The family here is much
oonoerned in regard to hit safety.
They have not seen him since a va
cation spent in Ashland three years
Mr Waited INN.
Mexico City, Feb. 16President
Madero was wounded in the thigh
late Friday afternoon by a fragment
of a bursting rebel shell according
to a report on the street. It could
not be confirmed at the national
Diaz has succeded in bringing
provisions through the federal lines
and it is understood his men varo
equipped to withstand seige until
Sunday night.
Bdgles were sounding late in the
afternoon for both sides to cease
firing and it was said a temporary
truce had been agreed upon to al
low the streets to be cleared of1 the
dead and wounded.
Mexico City. Feb.' 16Fedjeral
engineers yesterday began placing
series of mines charged witbJ dy
namite beneath houses between^ the
national palace and, the arsenal.
The explosion of these is to clear a
passage four blocks long through
which the artillery-men will direct
their fire against Dias and his army
In their positions about the arrfenal.
The buildings in this doomed section
are constructed wall to wall and the
district is densely populated. Resi
dents were warned to evacuate their
homes. All moved out with nothing
but their personal belongings t
Mexico City. Feb. 16Just before
Friday noon the White Cross society
endeavored to arrange a truce for*
two hours in order to collect the dead
and wounded. The federal fire be--
came less intense and the rebel ar
tillery also slackened slightly.
Mexico City, Feb. lS.^About ribon^d
Friday some straggling bands t--V^
federal ,soldlers passed the Unttfdj
States embasaay. It was beUeyed
''{dsBttsnsi sit last safe),
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