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VOLUME 12, NO. 117.
Petrograd, Sept. 11.A great bat
tle has been fought at Lublin and
resulted in a complete victory foe
the Russians. The Austrian armies
were completely routed.
London, Aug. 11.Dispatches
from Basel Switzerland say that the
French have recaptured Mulhausen.
Vienna, via Rome, Sept. 11.
There is. an increasingly bitter feel
ing here against Germany and it is
an almost universal demand in po
pular circles that the government
sue for peace. The acknowledge
ment that the Austrian armies were
compelled to meet the Russians alone
and unsupported, while Germany in
vaded France with the result that
the Austrian army was crushed, has
resulted in a storm of bitter criti
cism against the government.
London, Sept. 11.A key to the
outcome of what will perhaps be the
greatest battle in history, is still
raging on the plains of Champiegne,
to the east of Paris, lies in successes
of opposing center forces. For fiive
days tide of battle has ebbed and flow
ed bearing Germans and French al
ternating on its crest, but without a
permanent advantage to either side.
Paris, Sept. 11.The left end of the
curved German battle line, which on
Sept. 7 extended in the segment of a
wide circle from Meaux to Vitry-le
Francois, about 100 miles to the east
of Paris, was hit by the English trip
hammer and forced to double back for
a distance of approximately twenty
It is evident that the actions of
Wednesday and the day before con
stituted one of the hottest battles of
The Germans seem to have realized
that they have been led into a danger
ous position for they iiave brought,
up reinforcements for their left. In
spite of the desperate attacks, how
ever, the English troops forged
ahead. While the official reports fail
to indicate the direction in which the
Germans have retired it is believed
here that they retired to the north
east in the direction of'Eprenay.
British Have Crossed River.
The British troops have crossed the
River Marne and are in a position to
follow up their success. They are
menacing the Germans constantly
with a turning movement. They have
the support of the French forces left
on the banks of the River Ourcq, who
are ready to deal with any German
reinforcements that, may be brought
All the morning a long line, of cour
iers in automobiles, coming from the
fighting lines east of the city, has
been arriving at the headquarters of
General Gallieni, the military com
mander of Paris.
An American well known as an au
tomobilist is now attached to tJfce
headquarters of Sir John French, com
mander-in-chief of the British forces
on the continent. This American has
arrived in Paris. Speaking of the sit
uation in the east he said the spirit
of the British soldiers was cheerful
and that they were confident of win
British in Great Force.
The British troops are in much
greater force than commonly -is sup
posed, this man said. Figures, for
military reasons, must be avoided.
One hundred thousand Germans pass
ed through Crecy-en-Brie, in the de
partment of Siene-et-Marne, Sunday
night and Monday morning. They
were retiring. A part of this column
was marching eight men abreast.
A large detachment of German cav
alry which was cut off from the army
and took refuge in a forest is now
surrounded by French troops.
Qf^rsrw THE CUB
OUT TOTOArm' rW\Rfl
0. E. S. School of Instruction Largely
Attended Last Evening.,
Mrs. Lillian Graham Bell, of St.
Paul, worthy grand matron of Min
nesota, conducted a school of in
struction last evening for the local
O. E. S. at the Masonic hall. The
local chapter was especially well
represented and a large number of
Cass Lake and Deer Riyer members
were present. Grand Rapids and
Coleraine belong to this district, but
were not represented last evening.
Mrs. George Kreatz of this city, 'who
was recently appointed deputy to the
worthy grand matron, was instru
mental in bringing about this meet
ing. Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Kreatz re
turned from Coleraine Thursday
where they constituted a chapter in
that city. The hall last evening was
artistically decorated with autumn
leaves and flowers and refreshments
were served late in the evening.
Dancing and cards furnished the
amusements after the business ses
sion and program. Mrs. Bell was
presented with a beautiful spoon and
a bouquet of American beauty roses
by the local chapter and Mesdames
G. E. Carson, past grand officer, and
Mrs. George Kreatz, deputy of the
worthy grand matron, were also
given American beauties. Mrs. Bell
left this noon for her home, going
by way of Duluth. While in the
city she was the guest of Mrs.
Kreatz. BENEFITS TO BE SHOWN
Forestry Department Hjpes People
Will See Good to Come From Pas
sage of Forestry Amendment.
USE UNDEVELOPED RESOURCES
Benefits which the state' will de
rive from the reforestation of cut
over and barren lands will be shown
in a striking manner at the exhibit
which is to be placed at the Bel
trami county fair next week by the
Minnesota 'Forestry association. One
of the objects is~to interest people in
the amendment to the Minnesota
constitution for this purpose to be
voted on this fail.
Advantages of Windbreak,
One section of the exhibit will
show the advantages of a windbreak
to the farm. A vivid contrast be
tween the farm protected by trees
and one standing alone on the prai
rie presents the lesson.
"Thirty-five below and Happiness,"
and "Thirty-five below and Misery,"
are the titles of the object pictures.
A map drawn up by the forestry
service for canoeists is to be dis
tributed among those who plan to
make a trip through these streams*.
Use for Undeveloped Resources.
How factories can utilize a hither
to undeveloped resource of the state's
forest will be the subject of one sec
The little used classes of lumber
are made up into market baskets,
fruit boxes, packing crates, veneer
for furniture, as well as the com
moner use of birch for inside house
TO SELL CRACKER-JACK
Delicacy Prepared For Benefit of
Junior League,' Again on Sale
Once again the famous Methodist
Cracker-jack, which during the past
several years has had such tremen
dous sales, has been placed on the
market, and the choice delicacy may
be purchased today and tomorrow
at 523 Bemidji avi. nue, the price be
ing five cents per bag. 'The sale is
being conducted for the benefit of
the Junior League.
CITY CASES NOW ON TRIAL
Property Owners Ask Recovery for
Damages Done to Residence Pro
perty Through Street Grading.
RAILROAD ACTION TRIED NEXT
Late yesterday afternoon the jury
which is hearing the consolidated
case of Henry Marin, John Miller,
Mary Kellogg and Lottie Berg, ver
sus the City of Bemidji, was com
pleted, and it is probable that the
matter will be concluded this after
These are the cases brought
against the city by several Owners
of property on Mississippi avenue,
who claim damages to the value of
their property because of street grad
ing, and have been on the calendar
for some time.
The next case for trial will be
that of Edgar Rehnke et al, against
the Minnesota & International rail
way. This case was tried at the
last term of court and resulted in a
disagreement. George Simpson, of
the Minneapolis law firm of Powell
& Simpson, assisted by E. E. Mc
Donald of this city, will" represent
the plaintiff in the trial of the case,
while J. N. Searles will appear for
Herman Anderson and Harry Mc
Collom, the two young men who
were indicted yesterday for having
driven and used a motor vehicle be
longing to George Kreatz, the Be
midji contractor, without' consent of
the owner, were arraigned before
Judge Stanton early last evening,
and fined $20 each, or imprisonment
of 15 days in jail.,
Zack D. Myer, accused of wife and
family desertion, was also indicted.
T. C. Bailey was appointed to de
fend him and he will be arraigned
MEETING WAS POSTPONED.
Will be Held Next Monday Evening
Lack of Quorum the Cause
Because there^:waS-n |ueraoK'ats
the Athletic club- meeting of lag*
evening the session was postponed
until Monday night when it is urged)
t'.at every member of the organiza
tion be in attendance. The matter
of incorporating is to be discussed
and every member should show
enough interest in the welfare Of
the club to be in attendance. The
coming winter is going to be a
"hummer" from an athletic stand
point and with prospects for a chain-'
pionship football eleven and a bas
ketball five which will undoubtedly
fight for the world's championship
enthusiasm ought to soon reach that
height attained last winter when
victory after victory was chalked to
the credit of the athletics.
IS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.
Development Association's Sole In
terest is to Secure Settlers.
W. R. Mackenzie, secretary of the
Northern Minnesota Development as
sociation, in the last issue of the
Northern Minnesota Booster, says:
"The Northern Minnesota Develop
ment association is maintained
the several counties in its member
ship, special appropriation being
made by the county commissioners
for that purpose. It is, therefore,
the legal and representative develop
ment organization of northern Min
nesota, whose sole interest in this
work is to obtain settlers who will
help build up this splendid common
Electric fans have made it possible
for churches and theatres in southern
India to remain open all summer.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVEflDSH*, SEPTEMBER 11, l^.^^}^f7r'^":':^V':^'^T]^QS
IN JAWS OF DEATH
United States a Country of Great
Wealth and Inexhaustible Resour
essAt Mercy at Foreign Foes.
PROTECTION IS NEEDED
^hsdr^tion of World's Commerce
"While Europe is in Distress is Dis
tinct Menace to Our Peace.
'^i'(A two-part copyrighted ar
iticle on the war situation by
Major F W. Barber.'' Part two
will appear in the' Saturday
One hundred million people.
The greatest productive country of
Wealth so great the figures are
Resources beyond the dreams of
Thirty millions of men capable of
All of this, and more.
And yet we, the United States, are
a, nation almost defencelessan in
fant sleeping in the jaws of death
practically dependant upon the for
bearance of others for our peace and
prosperity, for our national exist
Such is the unenviable position of.
the ^United States" today a con
dition brought about by the appar
ent indifference of bur people and
the consequent inaction of our law
._- Situation Grave.
it is a situation so grave as to
call for profound thought by think
ing men of the nation, for action by
the congress, for a spirit of patri
otic cohesivenjess by all the people.
For our future as a nation at
peace with the world hangs by a
single thread, and the thread is ex
f^Qur great commercial associations
jJ&Sf* lfek'p*fe*6" ofi d:h= country^stwo
irresistible forces when aroused, are
dwelling strongly on the opportunity
suddenly presented for the formation
of an, American merchant marine
and a tremendous trade expansion.
America, say the optimists i: must
absorb the commerce, of the world
while the nations of Europe are tear
ing at\ each other's throats. They
would plant our ships upon -every,
sea and our flag in every port They
would make us a people supreme.
Expansion Before Us. i
Undoubtedly a great commercial
expansion is before us, but it Will
require something more than wind
and words to sustain it, for therein
lies the menace to our continued
Assuming that the United States
does float a merchant marine and ab
sorb the commerce of the world, or
the great bulk of it, who is to pro
tect that merchant marine and that
commerce once it is an accomplished
fact What is to prevents its be
ing driven from the seas by the very
nations we are now endeavoring" to
Are.we to expect the countries
of Europe to calmly submit without
protest to seeing the United States
annex their commerceto seeing
own enormous merchant ma-
their rine-banished from the seasto our
depriving them of their very life
Will They Fight?
Or will they fight usfight hard
th, every ounce of their energy and
eyery weapon at their command, once
tlieir own troubles are over?
Think a minute, friendwhat!
Would you do?
I I (Continued on last pagre.)
The Harbor is-But Scoop Doesn't "HOP'1
GRAND DUKE CYRIL
Cousin of Czar Is Partici
pating in European War.
LAST OUTDOOR CONCERT
Final Dock Band Entertainment of
Season to Be played This Evening
Additional Members Join.
HALL PROGRAMS NEXT MONTH
At the city dock this evening the
Bemidji band will give its last open
air weekly concert of the season, and
beginning next month the regular
monthly hall entertainments will be
given instead. -u
During the past few montns^rhe
band has improved wonderfully and
its membership will be materially in
creased during the next few weeks,
several musicians having announced
their intention of joining.
The program for this evening as
announced. by Aiden Remfr^, di^
1. March"Jingles"..... Favor
2. Waltz"Nights of Gladness".
i.. i.. i i.. Aucliffe
Morceau Characteristic r "'For-
est Whispers".: i .Losey
Medley"Leg of Mutton"....
i. i. Roberts
Selection"The Desert Flower"
Medley"Tickle Toes". .Penn
10. March"The Progressive Mu
CLUB DANCE THIS EVENING
Large Hall Well Decorated For Open
ing of Social Season
With the hall elaborately decorat
ed and all arrangements complete,
there is every indication that the
big ball which is to be given by the
Athletic club, this evening, as the
opening affair of/ that organi
sation's winter's social season,
will be a success. The.' com
mittee, Maurice Ryan, Merl
Spencer and Bertie Backlund an
nounce that the dance will be well
attended, invitations having been
sent out to a large number.
-fc "Seed Corn Week" trid in December, 1912. While we
Sept. 14-19, ,1914.
FORTY CENTS PER MONTI
FIXING OF JUROR
Grand Jury Tells of Inquiry as to Al
leged Unlawful Acts in Connection
With Zipple Trial of 1912.
FOUR "NO BILLS" RETURNED
Pleads Not Guilty.
The grand jury indicted John
Hoffman, a cook, on a chargge of
.assault in, tJhfii, first degree... Huff*
man, the indictment charges, at
tempted to shoot and kill a compan
ion during a quarrel at the- Nicolett,
hotel in this city a short time ago.
He pleaded not guilty when ar
tJraham M. Torrance, county at
torney, this morning announced that
it is his intention to move, the crim
inal cases for trial next Tuesday.
The Grand Jury Report.
"We, the Grand Jury of the Coun
ty of Beltrami, respectfully state to
the Court that we have completed
our duties and have made our re
ports and indictments concerning
those bound over to await our ac
Jail in Good Condition.
"We have examined into the con
dition of the county jail and find the
same to be in good condition
throughout, and that there are none
therein imprisoned awaiting our ac
tion whose case has not been con
"We have also examined the court
house building and 'find the same
to be in proper condition, and have
no recommendation to make for the
betterment of the same. :y.
Name is Withheld. V.
"We have examined into the mat
ter of the State of Minnesota against
John Doe, whose true name is with
held because no indictment has been
returned against-him. This'matter
involves the alleged improper influ
encing of a juror Cn the case of Zip
pie against the,
companyCanadian a* civil
been unable to secure legal
i tha would justify us in returninfproo
an indictment, we make this report
because the matter is, in our opinion,v
one of deep public importance, and
we deem it proper that the public
should understand that we have used
every effort within our power to dis
courage, by indictment, any im
proper interference with the honest
administration of justice.
"Foreman Grand Jury."
Phonograph records'imported intoc
Russia are subject to government
Michigan ranks first among
salt producing states, followed
New York, Ohio and Kansas
John Hoffman Indicted on Charge of
Assault With Intent to kill
Criminal Trials Begin Tuesday
Just previous to the noon hour
today, the grand jury, headed by
into the court ro*om and presented'
Judge "Stanton, wjho is presiding,
with a final report of its investiga
tions and was dismissed. That the
alleged "fixing" of a petit juror dur
ing the Zipple case of 1912, was in
vestigated, was made known in the
Four No Bills Returned.
Four no bills were returned by the
grand jury. Peter Lentner was
granted his freedom after having
been held since July 8 on a charge
of having attempted to rob a box car
of the Great Northern railway. Ar
chie LaFevre, accused of assault in
the second degree at Kelliher, will
also be released, the evidence not be
ing sufficient to indict.
Lindbloom is Freed.
,No bill was found against Charles
Lindbloom, who was arrested here
several weeks ago on a charge of
robbery. The complaining witness
in this case failed to appear before
the grand jury, although he had
been subpoenaed and remained out
of the state. The grand jury also
failed to indict Gust Severtson of
Spooner, charged with grand lar
ceny in*th second degree, it being
claimed that he converted money
that had been intrusted to him for
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