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VOLUME 11. NO. 301-
SAILORS OBJECT TO
Bill Doing Away With Arrest of Sea
Man Blocked in House Committee
Pass if Put Before Congress
ORIENTALS MAY GAIN SEAPOWER
Holland Offers Itself as International
SanctuaryWould Provide Neutral
Ground For All Future Wars
By Congressman C. H. Tayenner.
Washington, April 18.On April
5th two years had passed since the
Tiitanic sank to the bottom of the At
lantic carrying 1,517 human beings
with her. What ha been the re
sult of the agitation which this
great disaster aroused? Wireless
has been installed on a few vessels
more and larger lifeboats are carried.
But in the skill and number of
sailors carried to handle these 'boats
there has been an actual decrease.
The .present maritime laws, permit
ting legalized peonage by the ar
rest and imprisonment of deserting
sailors, are rapidly driving skilled
sailoirs from 'the sea. In the next
Tit andc disaster there may be life
boats a-plenty. But if the sea is
rough, or if launching conditions are
at all difficult, the doomed ship may
as well carry no lifeboats at all, if
the stewards and waiters who are
now called upon in emergencies to
be sailors are unable to handle 'these
The remedy lies with Congress
in the LaFollette Bill. This is the
bill advocated by Andrew Furuseth,
the legislative representative of the
seamen's union. It abolishes arrest
for desertion and compels vessels to
carry a oertain quota of skilled sail
ors, the test of skill to be three full
years of apprentice service before the
sailor can get articles of seamanship.
But something seems to have hap
pened to block this measure. In
the last Congress the House passed it,
thereby going on record in its favor.
It was blocked in the Senate. Dur
ing this session the Senate has pass
ed it, and now the delay is in the
House committee, which has the bill
The block seems to be the new in
ternational tready adapted by the re
cent London conference on safety at
sea. This /treaty is now ibefore the
Senate. The conference at London
agreed that the arrest for desertion
must be continued by treaties be
tween the nations. This is the crux
of the whole affair. As long as sail
ors can be impressed into service,
vessel owners will continue bo hire-,
crews at ports where the lowest
wages in the world prevail. Abolish
arrest, and the wages of the highest
wage ports will :be paid on all the
President Wilson sent Andrew
Furuseth as a delegate to the Lon
don conference. This gaunt, sad
Norwegian was the only sailor who
was a mem
ber of the conference.
When he saw that the conferees were
agreed upon tire infamous arrest for
desertion he cabled his resignation to
the President. And in place of this
rough sea-faring man the President
appointed Senator James Hamilton
Lewis, of Illinois.
Can Congress at this date recede
from its position of hostility toward
the arrest of seamen for desertion
simply because thii London confer
ence has so decreed? If Congress
does so act, many believe it will
seal tihe doom of the white sailors.
It will put the world seapower in the
hands of orientals it is declared, and
the white sailor will be no more.
My prediction is that df the House
committee lets this bill out the
House will ipass it with a rusih, and
that arrest for desertion will be abol
ished in American ports.
Holland Offers International Sanctu
The little kingdom of Holland,
without a strong navy or the means
to build one offers itself as a sanc
tuary for the big, armed brawlers
among the nations. Tjhe proposal
is made by Dr. H. W. VanLoon, the
Dutch historian, who is in. Washing
ton. Dr. VanLoon ..proposes that
since it is impossible for Holland to
attempt to keep up in the race of
nations for the largest armaments
that Holland be declared neutral
ground for all future wars, offering
safety to war vessels of other na
DIVORCE CAUSES TRAGEDY
Bellaire (O.) Husband Fatally Wounds
Wife and Kills Self.
Bellaire, O., April 18.Angry be
cause his wife refused to pay half
the costs of a divorce action he had
instituted against her John Luggi
shot her four times, .inflicting prob
ably fatal wounds. He then killed
himself. Two of their young children
witnessed the trsreily.
Dwellers on the seacoast of one
part of France claim *to prevent sea
sickness iby filling their ears with
JOHN P. MITCHEL
Mayor of Mew York Escapes
Injury at Assassin's Hands.
Famous Blockade Runner Stricken at
Newark (N. Y.) Home.
Newark, N. Y., April 18."Dyna-1
mite Johnny" O'Brien, who gained!
fame as a filibuster and blockade run-
him as a reward for his services to
the Cuban people.
WHITE WOLF IS DEFEATED
Notorious Chinese Bandit Loses 2,000
Dead and Woundsd.
looted the town of-Sanyuanhsien.
CLUB DANCE WAS SUCCESS
One of Winter's Most Enjoyable So
cial Affairs Staged by Members of
Bemidji Athletic Association
HALL ELABORATELY DECORATED
One of the largest, most enjoyable
and successful social affairs ever
staged in Bemiidji was the result of
last evening's dance given -toy the Be
midji Athletic club last evening.
More than one hundred couples
were in attendance, the dancers com
pletely filling the large floor. It
is doubtful if a prettier dance has
ever 'been held here. Under the
supervision of Ralph B. Lycan, as
sisted by Harley Hanson, the. hall
had been attractively decorated for
the occasion. Strips of white and
red crepe paper hung in festoons the
entire length of the large dance hall,
and the colors of the club were artis
tically displayed in covering the wall
of the handball court.
Remfrey's orchestra of six pieces
furnished the music for the dance.
From a financial standpoint the af
fair was a success the treasury of
the Athletic clulb being enriched
The frappe bowl was presided over
by Misses Moritz and Emma Klien.
Accepts Position Here
P. H. Peterson of Litchfield, has
arrived in Bemidji and will in the
future have charge of the office of
the Given Hardware company. Pe
terson is a man of much experience
in the hardware business.
ner in Cuba's revolutions, is serious-1 sentation at the exposition. A com-
ly ill at his home here. Jmittee of the Commercial club is now
O'Brien is sixty-seven years old. investigating the possibility of mak-
For the past thirteen years he has ing an
served "as chief government pilot of _. __
the Cuban republic, a position given!
Peking, April 18."White Wolf," the i
notorious brigand, lost 2,000 of his fol
lowers in lulled and wounded in the' buildinig iund was not bound to pay
recent battle at Lichuanhsien, accord I
FataKApartment House Fire.
Cleveland, April 18.One woman
was killed, five other persons were
Injured and 100 driven to the street
when fire destroyed the Fish apart
Lady Bertha Dawkins acts as an
understudy to Queen Mary, of Eng
BUILDING AT FAIR
Committee Raise $35,000 in Pledges
and $60,000 Automatically Be
comes DueDedicate in June
BELTRAMI MAY CONTRIBUTE
Money for Erection of Panama Ex
position Structure Obtained by
State Organization of Club
Minnesota will have a state build
ing at the San Francisco Panama-Pa
cific exposition in 1915. The com
mittee chosen from all parts of the
state at the instance of the Confeder
ation of Commercial Clubs has
.pledges and cash amounting to $35,-
000 and the full $60,000 sought au
tomatically becomes available. It is
proposed to lay the corner-stone and
dedicate the structure June 25, if
County May Contribute
Beltrami county is supposed to
contribute $400 toward the con
struction of the building, according
to H. C. Baer, cashier of the Security
State bank, who is a member of the
committee, and who was present at
the meeting in Minneapolis at which
time it was decided that Minnesota
1 could not afford to 'be without repre-
ing to the official report. I of the $60,000 wanted had been sub-
The crushing defeat of the brigand scribed. Members of the committee
occurred after he had captured and have found that $35,000 was pledged.
When the state Legislature refus
ed to appropriate money for a Min
nesota building, D. M. Neill of Red
Wing, president of the Confederation
of Commercial Clubs, issued a call
to the clubs of thhe state askingo them
to co-operate.e Contracts in the
form ofw promissory notes were print
subscription until $36,000
Minneapolis to Give $20,000.
Minneapolis has contributed $15,-
000 in cash, placed the money in the
bank, and will raise $5,000 more, L.
Anderson, commissioner of the ex
position, was in St. Paul recently,
and has bee assured that Minnesota's
building will be erected.
Bertrand & Chamiberlain, archi
tects, who volunteered their services,
presented the committee their pre
limenary plans of the building, and
left last night for San Fran
cisco to gather information about the
Structure of Doric Style
The plans call for a building of
Doric architecture, two stories high,
150 feet long and fifty feet wide, to
be constructed of Florentine stone.
The front of the building will face
the general exposition circle, while
the rear will overlook the Pacific
ocean and the "Golden Gate." It
will be not more than 200 feet from
the shore of the sea, and, according
to Commissioner Anderson, one of the
best sites on the exposition grounds.
The location was chosen more than a
year ago, by commissioners sent
DROPS 250 FEET TO DEATH
Workman on St. Paul's New Cathedral
St. Paul, April 18.Falling 250 feet
from where he was at work in the top
most pinnacle of the new Roman
Catholic cathedral, Michael Hofer,
aged twenty-four, an ironworker, was
instantly killed. Nearly every bone
of the man's body was broken.
Hofer, who was employed by Con
tractor W. J. Hoy, had been at work
on the cathedral- building only about
two weeks. Together with Richard
Best, another ironworker, he was as
sisting in hoisting a beam, when, it
is saia, the rope broke.
The sudden release of the heavy
weight threw young Hofer over and
in an instant his body was shooting
toward the ground.
At the same time Best was striv
ing to regain his balance, lost when
the beam gave him a blow on the
shoulder. He was saved from Hofer's
fate only because his hand fortunate
ly caught a support. However, his
shoulder was severely injured by the
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATtJEDAY EVENING APRIL 18/ 1914.
_"BILLY SniL GdING"
The serious, sedate "Dollar
Bill" forgot himself when he
trotted out among th girls in
the Segal Emporium. .v*,
"Hello, girls,' he cried.
"Why, (hello "Billy" was Miss
Capitola Stewart's response,
where did you come from."
"Mr. Flatner of the Barker
Drug and Jewelry .store 'brought
me in here to see if could
find a ^pretty dress for his
daughter Lillian. Oh, say, I
saw your brother Scott over at
Roe and Markusen's on the 15th
He wanted me to remind you
that if ever I saw you not to
send me out of Bemidji."
"We will surely Keep you in
Bemidji." was the ^prompt
The dollar bill started out to
be called William. Then he
was nick named Bill for shortT*
and now the girls have (become
famiiliar with Mm and call him
"Billy." Wlhere the Segal Em
porium will send him will be
seen the first o next week.
He was taken to the Barker
Drug and Jewelry store by R.
L. Given of the Given Hard
ware company, who purchased
some drugs with "Bill." Then
Mr. Flatner accepted Bill as
part of his .salary and used it
for a new dress for his little
girl. Watch for Bill next
KLINGFOUNDTO BE INSANE
Nebish Half BreeoT Committed to
Fergus Falls by Judge Clark
Caused Resident's Touch Trouble"
HAS LONG CRIMINAL RECORD
William Kling, a half breed, who
for some time has made' his living by
doing odd jobs at Nebish, was
brought to Bemidji this morning on
a warrant sworn out E. M.
Tschoepe, by Constable H. F. Lamb,
charged with various offenses.
For some time Kling's conduct has
led the residents of Nebish to regard
his as insane. When brought to
Bemidji this morning he was im
mediately taken beforejjudge Clark,
who decided that the 'proper place for
him was in the insane asylum at Fer
On repeated occasions, according
to the testimony introduced at the
hearing 'before Judge Clark, Kling
has insulted woman, and his general
conduct has led children of Nebish to
regard him only with fear. The
climax came yesterday when he en
tered the store of Mr. Tschoepe,
where the latter's wife was attending
to the postoffice, and complained of
a mistake in his change. He be
came insulting and as a consequence
was thrown from the building. -The
warrant and committment followed.
Kling has always been known as
more or less of a trouble maker, and
the instance will be remembered
when he was arrested and charged
with having set a trap-gun. The
death instrument was discovered by
J. J. Opsahl, who was cruising.
Opsahl noticed wires on the ground
and following them discovered the
loaded gun. He has served sev
eral other short terms for various
Records in the office of Sheriff
Johnson show that Kling was arrest
ed on October 21, 1911, and that he
was convicted and served a 45 day
term for setting the trap-gun.
HASTY EXITS TO SAVE LIVES
Fire Damages Last of Mill City's Nu
Minneapolis, April 18.Four hun
dred employes were forced to make
a hasty exit through every hole af
fording egress when fire broke out
and threatened to destroy the North
Star Lumber company's mill, the last
remaining of the once numerous Min
Eighty men saved their lives by
jumping from the windows of the sec
ond floor to the ground
Andrew Smith, working on a gang
saw, was severely burned. Superin
tendent D. J. Flannigan risked his
life trying to stop the flames with
the emergency hose, but got out of
the building safely. The fire started
from an overheated bearing.
Sometimes The "Lawjf Moses" Is Very Satisfying
M'CUAIG FILES FOR
REGISTER OF DEEDS
Bemidji's Mayor,. For Sixteen Tears
a Resident of This City, Officially
Announces Candidacy for Office
CAME HERE FROM PRINCETON
Always More or Less Prominent In
Politics, Serving in Various Public
PositionsUrged to Make Race,,.
William McCuaig, who ,for the
past two years has served as mayor
of Bemidji. today filed for candidate
for Regtete.' of Deeds of Beltiami
county, after being urgently request
ed by both city and country friends
to make the run.
Served On Council
Mr. McCuaig has been a resident
of this city for the past sixteen years
and has been prominent in local poli
tics a great portion of this time.
He was chairman of the republican
county committee for four years, rep
resented the First ward on the coun
cil and has been chosen mayor of
Bemidji two successive terms.^
Before coming to Bemidji, ho re
sided in Princeton, Minnesota, where
he was prominent in business cir
cles. He 'was also deputy sheriff of
Mille Lacs county for four years.
Personally and publicly Mr. Mc
Cuaig is known the county over as
an honest man and officer, of cordial
and congenial personality, likeable
and with a large following of justly
deserved friends. It was only after
receiving many letters from various
parts of the county as well as per
sonal requests from this city and sur
rounding country, that he decided to
heed the call.
Believe Chances Good.
That he will win out at the pri
maries is the firm ibelief and predic
tion of his supporters, regardless
of the numiber who enter the contest
before that time. They also contend
that Mr McCuaig will be the one
man all factions can unite upon at
the polls in November.
"QUO VADIS" ATTRACTS MANY
Two Large Audiences-
Greatest Motion Picture Produced
Two packed houses saw "Quo
Vadis" produced in motion pictures
at the Grand last evening. This
the picture which has received the
endorsement of hundreds of ministers
and priests, who have given it their
approval and pronounce it as being
inspiring and of such an order that
it imbues spectators with an un
bounded reverance for the things
that are sacred and spiritual. One
of its highest compliments was paid
by ArchJbishop Spaulding of Illinois,
the famous orator and religionist.
The picture will be shown for the
last time this evening when -two
shows will ibe given the first start
ing at 7:15, the last at 9:30.
DISTRICT DEMS TO MEET
Meeting to be Held Next Week For
Purpose of Considering Advisabil
ity of Placing man in Race
SEVERAL NAMES MENTIONED
There is to ibe a meeting of the
democrats of the sixth congressional
district in Bemidji on next Thurs
day, April 23, the purpose of which
is to consider the advisability of plac
ing a democrat in the field for con
Democrats of the district have
been informed of the meeting it is
likely that a large number will be
There are several men who are be
ing prominently mentioned as candi
dates, but as yet no one has an
nounced his candidacy.
Notice to Water Consumers
Monday, April 20th, is the last day
for discount on water bills.
Commander of Atlantic Fleet
and the Battleship Wyoming.
WATISJfJO DA TER
Young Man Arrested Here Tuesday
on Spooner Petit Larceny Charge
Found Guilty by Justice
BROUGHT TO BEMIDJI TODAY
Stanley Watts, the young man
who has spent the winter in Bemidji,
being employed by the Bemidji Box
factory company, and who was ar
rested here last Tuesday by George
Denley, deputy sheriff, charged with
petit larceny must spend the next
twq months as a guest in the Bel
trami county bastile.
This is the result of having been
found .guilty of the charge against
him when arraigned before Carl M.
Wessman, in justice court at Spoon
er, where he was t&Ken by Sheriff
Andrew Johnson, on the night of his
arrest and where the warrant was
sworn out last September.
Watts was convicted of having
stolen some clothes from a Spooner
friend, and when taken to that place,
wore the clothing he had been ac
cused! of stealing.
He was brought hack to Bemidji
this morning, and has already be
gun serving his term. Justice Wess
man imposed a fine of $50 or a jail
term of 60 days. Watts was unable
to pay the fine.
Given Five-Day Term
Frank Roohr, who was yesterday
dismissed, from the Samaritan hos
.pital, where he had been an inmate
for some time, was given a five-day
jail term by Judge Crowell in munic
ipal court this morning, when he was
arraigned on a charge of petit lar
ceny. Roohr upon his release from
the hospital went to the store of
Roe & Markusen where he secured
some groceries and had them charged
to the hospital. His conduct aroused
suspicion, and his arrest followed.
A'bout 60 per cent of the popula
tion of Germany lives in cities.
FORTY CENTS PEE MONTE
JESULTS IN DEATH
Emil Uselding, Whose Legs Were Cut
Off When He Fell Under Train,
\j Dies Following Operation
WORKED IN WOODS AT SHOOKS
Endeavored to Catch .West Bound
PassengerCaught Wrong Swing
Arm and Thrown Under J-jr
Emil Uselding, .35, died at the
Samaritan hospital at 2 o'clock this
morning, four hours after an opera
tion^ had been performed for tne pur
pose of amputating his legs, which
had. been practically severed from his
body when he fell in under the mov
ing west ibound Great Northern pas
senger train shortly after 3 p. m.
Uselding, who has been employed
during the winter at the H. H. Cool
idge logging camip at Shooks,
was in Bemiidji enroute to his home
in Orookston, where he was to work
in a livery barn this summer.
Endeavored To Jump Train
He arrived at the station too late
to board the train while it was at
a standstill, ibut endeavored to jump
on. The vestibule of the day coach
was closed, but that of the daning
car was open. Uselding reached for
the first swing arm, the one which
would have lifted him into the vesti
ibule, but missed. He grabbed the
second arm but could not reach the
steps of the car and was thrown in
under, the back wheels passing over
Suffered Intense Pain
Depot employes at once rushed to
his assistance and the blood flow
was stopped as much a possible. The
unfortunate man suffered intense
pain, and for twenty minutes no wa
gon or automobile coul ibe secured
in which to carry him to a hospital.
Dr. Ward was called and for a time
it was believed the life of the man
could 'be saved.
Decide To Amputate
The wheels of the coach cut one
leg off just above the knee and the
other just below the knee. Dr. A. E.
Henderson and Dr. E. H. Smith were
called into consultation and it was
decided ibest to amputate, Useldlng
was placed on the operation table
shortly after 9 o'clock last evening,
but was in such a weak condition
that only one leg was amputated
Death came at 2 a. m.
Several friends of the dead man
arrived in Bemidji this morning and
will arrange for the funeral. A com
panion who worked with him at
Shooks, says he was a hard worker
and was well thought of by all who
knew him. The body is being held
at the Mclvery and O'Leary Under
R. E. Keck, claim agent for the
Great Northern, arrived in Bemidji
this noon and will investigate.
SUNDAY IN THE CHURCHE&
Sunday at usual hour,
munion service at 10:30.
Communion services at 10:30.
There will be no Sunday school. Ser
vices in the evening at 8 o'clock.
There will also be services in Nymore
at 2:30 in the Congregational church
in the Swedish language.J. H.
Sunday school at 11 a. m. Preach
ing at 7:30 p. m.G. M. Peacock,
Sabbath school at 10 a. m. Breach
ing at 11 a. m. aaid 8 p. m. iB. Y. P.
U. at 7 p. m. Dr. M. D. Fuller will
preach both morning and evening.
Mid-week prayer meeting Thursday-,
evening at 8 p. m. Everyibody wel
come to these services.
Bible class and Sunday school at^
10. Morning worship and sermon
at 11. Jr. C. E. fit 3. Young peo
ples meeting at 7. Evening gospel
service at 8. Mid-week service for
.prayer on Thursday evening at 8.-
The public is corially invited to ail^
these services.S. E. P. White, pas-^
First MethodislC-V^f '-''V4^r^4
Morning worship 10:45. Subject^
"He 'Must Increase, But I Must De-%^-
crease." Sunday school- 12:00.$&f
Junior Epworth League 3:30. Lead
er, Alice Witting. Epworth League,
7:00. Leader, Mass Brunner. Even
ing service 8:00. Subject" '"Two
Chapters in Life's Story." P-rayer
meeting Thursday night at 8:00. All
are cordially invited to these ser-
vices.-^Charles W. Gilman, pastor.