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VOLUME 12, NO. 122.
Judging Began This Morning and Ex
pert Pays Tribute to Poultry Ac
complishments of Children.
CORN AND POTATOES FEATURES
Agricultural Displays Equal Quality
of State Exposition Exhibits and
Women's Department Scores.
PERFECT DAY AIDS ATTENDANCE
Records of Past Year Expected to Be
Broken Today and Tomorrow
Farmers' Clubs Exhibit.
Proud is the Beltrami county
resident who visits the ninth annual
fair which is now in progress. Never
have such excellent exhibits been as
sembled for previous fairs of the
county, which shows that no county
in the state surpasses Beltrami in
the growing of vegetables, grain or
Poultry Judging Begins.
Early this morning E Brown,
of the Crookston agricultural school,
an authority on poultry, began the
judging in this department and at
noon he had practically completed
"The display of poultry by the
school children," said Mr. Brown,
"is as large as I have seen in the
state, and the quality shown equals
those exhibited at the state fair of last
week. I am indeed surprised to gee
such an exhibit here. The individ
ual exhibits are good
Much Livestock Exhibited.
Never have so many farmers and
owners of cattle shown such an in
terest in the livestock department
and as a consequence the display is
much larger and of more importance
than ever before. A. P. Ritchie,
president of the Better Farming
club, is superintendent of the live
stock and poultry departments of the
Clubs Have Exhibits.
Complete in showing the agricul
tural accomplishments of their dis
tricts, the farmers' club booths are
attracting no little attention. The
booth of the Summitt Farmers' club,
of which Charles Olson is in charge,
shows fine (exhibits of vegetables,
grains and fruits, and also features
leaves of tobacco, grown by Charles
Parker, which attracted so much at
tention at the state fair Excellent
displays have also been arranged by
the Eckles farmers' club, of which
George Brennan and Harry Bowers
are in charge the Spur Progressive
Farmers' club with A. Crown and
T. Gerlinger in charge, and the
Better Farming club with Donald
Shannon, the club's hustling secre
tary, in charge
Corn, Onions and Cabbage.
Displays of corn, cabbage, pota
toes and onions are shown at the
fair which equal any, and the farm
ers of Beltrami county take off their
hats to no one in the world in the
growing of these products.
The corn exhibited was a great
surprise and there is more of it than
ever before There are perfect
specimens of Minnesota 13, North
western Dent, Yellow Dent and
other varieties, and many exhibits
of sweet and pop corn.
NINTH ANNUAL BELTRAMI COUNTY FAIR
PROVING MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER HELD
Table Vegetable Display.
John Patterson, Lee Hiltz, A. P.
Ritchie and H. M. Merryman have
splendid displays in the special table
Women's Exhibit Success.
A particularly bright spot among
the fair exhibit is the women's de
partment. There is an abundance
of inviting foodstuffs and the em
broidery work, pillows, quilts, cur
tains and other hand-made articles
are superb. Mrs. W. N. Weber is
in charge of this department and
she is assisted by Miss Lee Given.
Made From Seeds.
One of the features of this depart
ment is a flower design made by
Mrs. L. L. Edmonds of Grant Valley.
This design is made entirely from
seeds of various grains, vegetables
and fruits, and is very attractive and
interesting and is receiving much
Another feature is a piece quilt
made by Mrs. W. E. Harris, a woman
72 years old. There are 5,175
pieces in the quilt.
The display of Mrs. A. Neslund
of Nymore, showing a of hand
woven curtains and a bed spread,
stands out prominently among the
School Exhibits Feature.
Under direction of W. B. Stew
art, county superintendent of schools,
the exhibits of 25 schools have been
neatly arranged, and this depart
ment is larger and of much better
quality than ever before. There is
strong competition between the va
The industrial work is splendid
and gives an estimate of the won
derful accomplishments of children
of the Beltrami rural schools. There
is an abundance of well made aprons,
waists and other wearing apparel.
John Gilstad, of Blackduck, is su
perintendent of the agricultural de
partment and under his management
ing is being carried on in an effiic
The fair demonstrates the splendid
work which is being done by the
farmers' clubs and that the farmers
and business men are working to
gether for the betterment of the
being developed to a degree which
insures magnificent results for the
This afternoon and
speeches will be given by men of
prominence and the programs which
have been arranged will be of much
interest to all. The schools of Be
midoi were closed this afternoon and
such will be the case tomorrow after
noon. Sessions will be held tomor
Tomorrow is "Everybody's Day"
at the fair and it should break all
former records for attendance.
"The Ring and the Man."
dal and has created much
in places where it has been shown
since its release last June.
On Saturday of this week the wo
men of St Philip's Catholic church
will hold a food sale at Netzer's drug
THE BEMIDJI B^IEY
the work of the large display build-[Coach Besfcul has* been ^ri&iag hi*
boys. The back field of the high
school is exceptionally fast and with
captain Graham, Bailey, "Fuzz"
Johnson and Tanner carrying the
pigskin, the Athletics will encounter
much trouble. The line is strong
and in Fred Graham Bestul has un-
COUNTY FAIR PROGRAM a
(Friday, Everybody's Day.) Jf*
All school children ad-lF*
9:0 0Judging of stock
and exhibits. J~
10:00Acrobatic acts by*-*
the Savages. ST*
11:00Lumen & Matthews -fc.
Revolving Globe act.
1:30 to 2:30Rac.e prog
2:30 Savage acrobatic
FIRST UAME OF SEASON
Be Played Tomorrow When
Athletics Meet High School.
BOTH TEAMS IN WINNING FORM
With two of the strongest football
elevens ever organized in Bemidji
clashing, the football season will be
opened here tomorrow when the
Athletics will play the clever and
fast high school team, as a county
Both teams have put in some hard
practice, and while the Athletics will
slightly outweigh the students the
handicap will more than, be made up
in brilliant plays and speed, in which
county The community spirit is eartr ed one of the best high school
ends in this part of the state.
Carl Jacobson, the Athletics coach,
future, not only for the fair, but on will also place a formidable aggrega-
the farm, the fountain-head of per- tion on the field and with Captain
manent success of all county agricul- i Huffman at quarter, Bell or McDon-
tural fairs. iald at left end, Peck at left tackle,
Several to Give Talks Madson or Alex Ripple at left guard, I Porating of the association,
several to trive laiKS. |g ant a a
rr0W i guardo, Ted Getchel at
follows: ends, Fred Graham and
Elletson tackles, Simons and Cam
eron guards* Slater and Swisher
center, Olson: quarter, Tanner
halves, Bailey and Captain Graham,
Carl Jacobson will
Bruce McRae, one of the stars of game and Morris Ryan will be the' Ho,y Cross cemetery. Mr. McManus
the "movies," scores heavily in "The i head linesman I leaves no relatives in this community
Ring and the Man," a four-part feat
ure of the Famous Players Film com-} Red Lakers Here. I months
pany, which will presented at .the Several automobiles from Red
Grand theatre this evening. The' Lake, containing visitors to the' The Ladies' Aid society of the
story deals in a mining camp scan- county fail, reached Bemidji today, i Presbyterian church will not hold
interest (others coming by tram It is ex-' its regular meeting this week, but
P'-'Cted that a large number of reser
vation residents will attend the fair
Albert Kaiser and E. H. Reff of
Bagley were Bemidji fair visitors to
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBEK 17, 1914
BELTRAIuKWY'S LMGESI EAIR NO W IN'RROGREStLET'SlGO!'
race, stock cars, first prize,
$15.00 second, $10.00 third
4: 0Match football game,
Bemidji High school vs. Be
There will be several
speeches during the after
Initial Gridiron Contest of Year to [proclaim a haven of refuge wherever'
.the commission sees fit.
Rnbe Riprle at right end, Lycan at responsibilities are lifted from the
full, Moose Hendrickson or Naugle
at left half and Trafton or Wiley at
'right half, should at least hold the
hi/jh school athletes even
The lugh school will line up as
scoop's Early Framing Comes In Handy
STATE TO CREATE
AVENS OF REFUGE
esota Game and Fish Commission
Has Plan Which Will Prevent An
niial Slaughter of Past Tears.
LAND PURCHASE UNNECESSARY
Returns made to the Minnesota
state game and fish commission at
the ^lose of the hunting season in
this state last fall indicated such a
great slaughter of game that George
Bradjey, president of the commission,
proposes that there be established
throughout the %tate something like
1,008 havens of refuge for Minnesota
Mr). Bradley and H. A. Rider, ex
ecutive agent of the commission,
have obtained, they say, from the
attorney general an opinion express
ing the right of the commission to
iiind Purchase Unnecessary.
tJ Thjs, says Mr. Rider, can be done
without purchase of land and with
out consent of the owner. However,
it is not planned that havens shall
be declared where the land owner
does pot wish it. Mr. Bradley is
convinced that there are in Minne
sota plenty of land owners who have
the interest of the bird and animal
life sufficiently at heart to welcome
a proclamation declaring their land
to be a refuge of safety to all wild
The refuges to be suggested by Mr.
Bradley would vary greatly in area.
In the northern portion of the state,
where there are miles of untilled
land without so much as a home
steader's shack in sight!, Mr. Brad-
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LARGE ATTENDANCE URGED
Important Meeting of Athletic Cluh
to Be Held This Evening.
club are working overtime in an ef
fort to a ouse interest in a meeting
which is to be held this evening for
the purpose of voting on the incor-
er, Brinkman right, import*!... that then club should rightat
tackle incorporated, for i doing so
shoulders of the board of control. In
I order that the matter may receive
definite action at least half of the
membership must be represented,
i either ^roxy or in person
and has been ill for the past several
a special meeting has been called for
Friday evening at 8 o'clock, at the
home of Mrs E. Essler. All mem
bers are urged to be present.-
Lady Wantage is said to be the
richest woman in England.
Would Spread Proclamation Over One
or More Townships in This Section
Penaltie for Trespassing.
Officers of the Bemidji Athletic, formed Judge Stanton that it could
Held Today Funeral
The funeral of Michael McManus,
who died Tuesday evening was held
this morning from the St. Philip's
Catholic Church, Father Philippe
referee the officiating. Interment was made in
Kaiser's Youngest Son Rapidly
Recovering From His Wound.
VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT
Jury Fails to Find Campbell Woman
Entitled to $6,000 Damages
Was Out Twenty-two Hours.
FLATLEY CASE NOW ON TRIAL
That Mrs. Emma J. P. Campbell is
not entitled to recover damages from
Martin Aarstad and Lauritz Ask be
cause of alleged assault, was the ver
dict rendered by the jury shortly af
ter four o'clock yesterday afternoon.
At 3:45 yesterday afternoon the
jury, which had been in deliberation
since 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, in-
the plaintiff and E. E. McDonald and
Thomas Keefe for the defendants.
Shortly before noon today the case
of Swift Packing company against
Mrs C. E. Flatley was begun.
Wilbur Williams Marries
not agree and asked to be dis
charged This the judge refused to
do and the jury resumed its delibera
tion, with the result that in little
more than half an hour a verdict for
the defendants was returned.
The case was tried two years ago
with the same result. Mrs. Camp
bell alleged that she was assaulted
by one of the defendants following
an effort by her to keep him from
cutting hay on a meadow which she
claims to have leased. The attor
neys in the case were Montreville J. Soon after he had completed the
Brown and Graham M. Torrance for work of judging the poultry of the
Wilbur Williams and his bride,
midji yesterday from Grand Forks,
IN BATTLE NOW
RAGING AT AISNE
London, Sept. 17.The third day
of the battle of Aisne finds hosts of
Germans and allies facing each other
along a line of some two hundred
miles, stretching from Noyon, fifty
miles northeast of Paris, to south
east of Swiss frontier. It is here
that between two and three million
men are engaged in a struggle that
in ferocity and stragetic importance
bids fair to rival the battle of Marne.
London, Sept. 17.Fighting
against the rear guard of Austrians
continues all along the line in Ga
licia, according to official reports]
from Petrograd. On the left bank
of the river San, Russians are re
ported to have successfully attacked
Antwerp, Sept. 17.The Germans
are withdrawing their main forces
and are sending them into France in
enormous numbers. Liege has been
abandoned, but there are no signs
that the Germans contemplate a gen
eral evacuation of Belgium, as the
troops withdrawn are immediately
replaced by soldiers of the second
line and naval reserves.
ASSAULT CASE GOES TO JURY.
Trial of State Against John Hoffman
Completed This Noon.
After a trial of less than one day,
the case of the State of Minnesota
against John Hoffman, charged with
assault with attempt to kill, went to
the jury at eleven o'clock this morn
ing. The jury in the case was ob
tained soon after the dinner hour
yesterday and the taking of evidence
was completed last evening, only the
arguments, and the judge^.cj^arge
remaining for this morning. Hoff
man is the man accused of attempt
ing to shoot Paul Peterson several
weeks ago at the Nicolett hotel in
this city. County Attorney Tor
rance appeared for the state in the
case, and Carl Heffron represented
ERNEST DUNWIDDIE WINS
Is Awarded Grand Champion Prize in
School Children's Poultry Con
test at County Fair.
school children's department this af
teroon, C. E. Brown, of the Crooks
ton Agricultural school, announced
Ernest Dunwiddie as the winner of
the grand champion prize, a watch,
offered by E. A. Barker.
who was Miss Katherine Hurd of' exhibits equal any that he has in-
Hallock, Minnesota, arrived in Be- spected in
in which city they were married! White Leghorn.
Tuesday. They left today for Cass First prize, Ernest Dunwiddie
Take, making the trip by canoe, second, Rupert Stechman third,
Williams, is well known in Bemidji Florence Dunwiddie fourth, Nellie
having spent several summers at La- Davis fifth, Ruth Rice sixth, Harry
vmia He is connected with the Marin, seventh, Ruth Anderson
Grand Forks Concrete company. eighth, Elizabeth Johnson ninth,
Mrs Williams also spent a portion of Melvin Longrak tenth, Goldie Wal-
the summer here.
Brown was enthusiastic over
showing made and says that the
state. The winners
lace eleventh, Ben Grove.
First prize, Mary Peterson sec
ond, Walter Harris third, Rubie
Gerlinger fourth, Frank Harris
fifth, Claire Vincent sixth, John
seventh, Lillie Wilson,
eighth, Belle Groves ninth, Arthur
[Hovey tenth, Theodore Braaten
eleventh, Bertha Webster.
Rhode Island Red.
First prize, Alice Dyer second,
Catherine Merryman third, Edgar
Hanks, (District No. 71) fourth*
t. Goldie Wallace fifth, Theo. Fenske
ij sixth, Russell Clark seventh, Ada
Higby eighth, Marie Rice ninth.