OCR Interpretation

The Bemidji daily pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, December 24, 1914, Image 1

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063381/1914-12-24/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

YOLUME 12, NO. 205.
(American Press)
London, Dec. 24.A German aero
plane today dropped bombs upon the
British port of Dover. Guns in the
fortifications were fired upon the hos
tile aircraft, but the aeronaut es
caped No serious damage was
done by the bombs. Dover is sixty
miles from London
Attorney Drives From Minneapolis
Through Snow and Cold.
A. A Andrews, the Bemidji at
torney, following a drive taken dur
ing two of the winter's coldest days,
reached home last evening from Min
neapolis in his new Franklin 30 The
trip, with the exception of a snow
drift interfering for two hours, was
made without accident of any kind,
and Mr Andrews claims that he es
tablished a record for actual run
ning time, making the distance in
just twelve hours, even in the face
of the cold Although a great deal
of snow was encountered between
Park Rapids and Bemidji, the run
was made in the remarkable time of
two hours and thirty minutes The
machine, which was purchased
through Chad Jewett, of Bemidji, is
the only late model Franklin owned
in Bemidji, and is a five-passenger
touring car. Mr. Andrews says that
he enjoyed the December trip.
Mrs Carl A Johnson went to Du
luth today where she will spend the
Christmas holidays, the guest of her
mother. Mr. Johnson will join his
wife at Duluth tomorrow.
London, Dec. 24.The eighty-mile
front in Russian Poland to the west
of Warsaw, where the Germans and
Russians are at grips on the banks of
the Bzura, Rawka and Pilica rivers,
continues to be the scene of the most
desperate fighting in either the east
ern or western arenas of the war.
When the weather conditions under
which the troops are fighting are re
called the sufferings of the men in the
trenches may be appreciated to some
extent The country is experiencing
the full force of winter. Each side
has sustained tremendous losses in
the battle of the rivers, and although
the Germans claim to have forced the
Russian line to retire at a number of
points it is pointed out in reports
reaching London that the Russian
line has been straightened and that
the Russians have the strategic ad
vantage. Berlin, however, contends
the German attacks forced the Rus
sians to fall back and that the Ger
man positions are satisfactory. Fur
ther desperate fighting is in prospect
in this region before a decision is
Many Poor Families of Bemidji Cared
for by Associated Charities.
Through the Associated Charities,
the Salvation Army and the Bemidji
Elks lodge, efforts have been made
to provide every poor family of Be
midji with provisions for a Merry
Christmas To the committee of the
Associated Charities, especially, tte*
longs much credit for the splendid
work which has been done. The home
of every family, reported as being in
need of assistance, has been visited
and today baskets are being distrib
uted from the Salvation Armv quar
ters Mesdames A. White and E.
H. Smith, of the Associated Chari
ties, have devoted almost entirel-y all
of their time during the past three
weeks to the investigating of poverty
stricken homes and as a consequence
much happiness has been caused Be
midji should feel proud of the or
ganization known as the Associated
VI I*.
Hammond Favors Program of Effi
ciency Board and Will Urge Imme
diate Temperance Legislation.
So busy has W. S Hammond,
governor-elect of Minnesota, been
during the past few days that when
he left Washington yesterday he had
not had opportunity to write his
inaugural address and he announced
that he may give it January 6 and
then write it later. "If I can find the
time," said Mr. Hammond, "I shall
write the address in St. James, or,
if it becomes necessary, I can deliver
it first and write it out afterward.
The message will not be long."
"I shall recomend the program of
the economy and efficiency commis-
sion," said Mr. Hammond in discuss
ing the message. "I shall ask for
the resubmission of the constitutional
ammendment for the initiative and
referendum. I shall suggest that tem
perance legislation be taken up year
ly and that controversial questions
be disposed of so that the remainder
of the session may be devoted to con
structive work."
Mr. Hammond said he was much
impressed with the unique distinc
tion he will have of being the first
governor in the country to work with
a legislature that has no partisan
standing. "It is the first in the
country," said Mr. Hammond. "It is
a most interesting experience Of
course the members of this legisla
ture are republicans or democrats in
other relations. The legislature may
be non-partisan only on the surface
But nevertheless it gives the gover
nor an opportunity to confer with the
melnbers regarding legislation and
the good of the state on a common
business basis. The way this experi
ment will work out will depend to a
large degree upon the legislature it
self It will no doubt be watched
with considerable interest bv other
During his six years' official resi
dence in Washington, Mr. Hammond
has belonged to and lived in the Uni
versity club He has many friends
there and was the guest of honor at
a dinner in the club last Saturday
night Afterward a longer meeting
took place in the club reception room
Eulogistic speeches were made by
Congressmen James Manahan and
Clarence Miller and bv Assistant
Secretary of Commerce Sweet, ^ho
served several years in congress
alongside Mr Hammond The gover
nor-elect responded to the eulogistic
remarks with his customary modesty,
brushing aside suggestions of the
senate and even the presidency and
adding that the governorship of Min
nesota was a big office The most
that any man could hope was that
he might feel it acceptably, he said
Open Late Tonight.
Bemidji barbers have announced
that the shops will be open until 11
o'clock this evening, but that the
will be closed all day tomorrow
No Issue Tomorrow.
Tomorow being Christmas day
there will be no issue of the Daily
Miss Florence Grimoldby of Vir
ginia, Minnesota, is the guest of her
sister, Mrs. Earl Geil, during the
holidays. She will remain here
for a short time.
there will be a dance in the City
hall this evening. The affair is
given by Williams & Williams.
Once more the hallowed,
gracious Christmas time is
upon the earth. At last the
long year of toil over tools
and arts and industries is all
but ended. The Christmas
festival, dedicated to happi
ness and good will, has come.
This morning the whole
city has wakened to quad
ruple joy. The very atmos
phere of our earth is rosy,
stained with the rich colors of
the heart. All windows are
bright with holly and ever
green. Parents have discov
ered that it is more blessed to
give than to receive. Joy runs
riot in the heart of little chil
dren. Youth overflows with
animal spirits. Suddenly the
aged have shed their years
and become young again. Be
fore the light had*fully dawn
ed the carols had begun to be
heard in the churches. And
every passing hour will be
hold larger multitudes throng
ing to these temples of the
soul. All feel that no flowers
are sweet enough, no songs
bright enough, no gifts rich
enough for the Christmas
day. For once all strife and
enmity have disappeared from
the market place*Rev. New
ell D. Hillia. D. D*
Manager Jacobaon of "Kg Bemidg'
Basketball Quint Arranges Contests
With Cljampionship Teams.
During the next two months Be
midji's speedy basketball five is go
ing to meet stiff opposition in Us race
for the championship of the United
States and Carl Jacobson, manager,
has just announced a schedule which
is one of the most difficult ever at
tempted by any quint.
Chaska, a team which claims the
state title Red Wing, for many
years prominent in Minnesota basket
ball and the team which first
brought the game into popularity in
the northwest Oswego, New York,
the five which held the nation's title
until defeated by Pond du Lac the
Billings Triple B's, a team which
needs no introduction here the fast
Superior Y. E A, and many
other organizations of high repute
will be seen on the local floor be
fore the completion of the season's
On next Tuesday a fast Minnea
polis team, the Independents, will
play here One game will be played
and because of the heavy erpense, a
charge of 35 cents will be made.
The schedule as announced by
Manager Jacobson, all games to be
played here, follows.
29 Minneapolis Independ-
Jan Jan Feb
31 and Jan 1 St Cloud
7 and 8 Chaska
12-13-14Red Wing
29 Fosston or Pine River.
4-5-6 Oswego, New York.
During February the Duluth Ro
tary club, Superior Y. E. A., Bil
lings and Fond du Lac, will also be
Salvation Army and Associated Chari
ties Have Unique Plan.
On next Wednesday evening, De
cember 30, a big program and
Christmas tree will be held in the
City hall under the auspices of the
Associated Charities and the Salva
tion Army. Although plans for he
affair, which is to be public, have hot
been completed, several of the city's
most talented persons have consented
to take part on the program, includ
ing Miss Ruble Henrionnet and Miss
Hazel Southworth.
Defective Page
Is prediction of "Drys" as Result of
Majority Vote Secured on Hob
son Resolution Tuesday.
Opponents to Measure Say That Ques
tion Has Been Shelved for Years to
ComeSenate Action Fending.
Washington, Dec. 24.Opponents of
prohibition in congress are, confident
ly predicting that the defeat by the
house of the Hobson resolution to
submit a constitutional amendment
for national prohibition to the state
legislatures meant that the issue was
dead so far as action at this session
Is concerned.
On the other hand prohibition lead
ers were triumphantly pointing to
their majority of eight votes for the
resolution and although it failed to
receive the two-thirds vote necessary
to adoption asserted their expecta
tions had been fulfilled. They declar
ed thai despite their temporary de
test ffaey would continue the fight.
Both sides apeared td bd well sat
isfied with the reBult. Anti-prohibi
tionists bailed it as a distinct victory^
while the supporters of prohibition as
serted *taat. they were exceedingly
gratified over the outcome 4rf "their
first contest on the floor of congress.
Sienate ffosotution Pending.
Although a resolution similar to the
Hobson resolution is pending in the
senate, introduced by Senator Shep
pard of Texas, administration leaders
in congress expressed the belief that
it would not reach a vote as a re
sult of the action of the house.
representative Henry of Texas,
chairman of the house rules commit
tee, who vigorously opposed the Hob
son resolution, predicts that as a re
sult of the vote in the house the ques
tion of prohibition will not again be
brought up on the floor of congress
as a national issue for twenty years.
Prohibition leaders, however, includ
ing Representative Hobson, predict
thaKprohibition will be a national is
sue in the 1916 campaign.
Representatives of the national ex
eSutiya/Jcommittee of the Anti-Saloon
League of America declared that the
temperance forces of the country had
reason to be gratified by the result
Fine Spirit Prevails Here and Ample
Preparations Have Been Made
for City's Children.
Today there is an air of strong
expectancy in the home of every Be
midji child, and Old Santa is mak
ing a special effort to see that not a
single one is disappointed.
Preparations for the Christmas
celebration have about been complet
ed and special entertainments have
been planned in nearly all of the Be
midji churches, the programs being
printed in last evening's issue of the
The program of the Baptist church
was given last evening, and the oth
ers will be given as follows:
Presbyterian church, this evening.
Episcopalian church, 5 o'clock
Christmas afternoon.
Methodist church, cantata, tomor
row evening.
Swedish Lutheran, Sunday even
First -Scandinavian Lutheran,
Monday night.
Salvation Army Wednesday night
in the City hall.
At the Catholic church special ser
vices will be held on Christmas. Rev.
There's A Mix-up Somewhere, Santa "HOP'
Pr. J. J. T. Philippe will say mass at
St. Anthony's hospital Christmas
morning at 6 o'clock. First mass at
the church at 8 o'clock a. m. High
mass at 10 o'clock a. m. and preach
ing as usual. A 3 o'clock in the af
ternoon a special service will be
given for the children, and at 7:30,
Vespers and Benediction of the Bless
ed Sacrament.
J. J. Hill Tells Bankers That Pros
perity of State Rests on Agriculture
Favors More live Stock.
In his recent address before the
,00 bankers of the state, delivered
at a St. Paul banquet, James J, Hill
emphatically reiterated his conten
tion that the actual basis of Minne
sota's prosperity and the success of
her business institutions rest pri
marily upon the success of the state's
agricultural development.
He expounded the true dignity of
the agriculturist and his importance
to the community and the world,
urging the great co-operation be
tween the banker and the farmer. He
discussed the methods by which the
farmer must finance his enterprises
and told the bankers hew they mig^t
best serve him.
He declared that the soil never
wears out, and soil that is said to
have been exhausted merely has been
abused, and cap be restored by pa
tient endeavor. The various ways
of improving the land were outlined,
chiefly among which he recommended
the raising of more live stock The
mineral requirements also were dis
cussed, and the speaker emphasized
the need of a soil survey throughout
Mr. Hill touched briefly on the
tariff, monetary laws and other leg
islation, declaring that it is high
time for the powers at Washington
to give the country the rest cure.
The advantages or disadvantages
to America at the outcome of the
present European war, he declared to
be problematical. At the close of the
war there probably will be a great
many people coming here from for
eign lands, he declared, and this is
likely to tend to cheapen both farm
and factory labor
If they are not permitted to come,
they will have to remain in Europe,
where they must live, accepting
watever wages they can earn.
These men, women and children will
produce the different products in the
European factories and they will be
sent to America in competition with
our products.
The general delivery win
dow of the Bemidji postoffice
will be open three hours to
morrow, from 10 a. m. to 1
p. m., announced Anton
Erickson, postmaster, this
Need anv aetp? Trv a want ad.
Closing Orders of Government Indian
Department Have Put Seventy-two
Saloons Out of Business.
F. W. Zollman, Brewing Association
Attorney, Makes Comment on Fur
thering of Treaty Action.
Bemidji is one of the nineteen
towns in northern Minnesota which
have been closed by agents of the
Federal Indian bureau under the
terms of the Chippewa Indian treaty
of 1855.. Counting the twenty-two
saloons of this city which were or
dered to discontinue business, sev
enty-two drinking establishments of
the 204 in the territory covered by
the treaty have been ordered closed.
F. W. Zollman, of St. Paul, attorney
for the Minnesota Brewers' associa
tion, who has made a study of the
treaty and is perhaps better inform
ed concerning its provisions than any
other man, says that he does not ex
pect to see any more saloons closed
for some time to come.
Agents Have Left.
While one to four Indian agents
have been in Bemidji continually
since the order to close has been ef
fective, this city is now without a
single representative of the depart
ment. Before leaving, Agent Brandt,
Chief Larson's first assistant, an
nounced that he would return to Be
midji soon after the holidays, but
refused to give out any information
concerning plans.
Funkley to Close.
While no authoritative statement
has been made by the officials, it is
unjterstqojj Tnat
the next town to feel
thestfng of the "lid" will be Funk
ley. Considerable mention has been
given the Funkley situation.
Only Seven Included.
"Only seven of the towns are ac
tually in Indian country," said Mr.
Zollman. "They are Walker, Cass
Lake, Bemidji, Federal Dam, Bena,
Ballclub and Boy River. The depart
ment has authority under the treaty
to establish a zone outside the actual
Indian country in which saloons
must close, but not to extend the clos
ing order all over the treaty territory
regardless of whether it is Indian
country." Towns in the Mesaba and
Cuyuna iron ranges have been work
ing through a committee against the
closing order, and believe it will not
be extended to them
The places made "dry" by federal
order, and the number of saloons
closed in each, are as follows: Walker,
2 Bemidji, 21 Cass Lake, 8 Federal
Dam, 1 Ballclub, Bena, 4 Shev
lin, 1 Solway, 1 Hackensack, 1
Boy River, 1 Detroit, 6 Pillager, 1
Park Rapids, 4 Frazee, 4 Deer
River, 7 Tenstrike, 1 Kelliher, 6:
Wilton, 1 Turtle River, 1
Citizens of Park Rapids, Deer
River and Kelliher are makinv pro
tests against the order, claiming that
Indians never visit those places.
(American Press)
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 24.St.
Paul's commission charter was up
held by the state supreme court to
day. Writ in quo warranto pro
ceedings brought by Attorney Gen
eral Smith to test the constitution
ality of the charter was quashed.
The suit was brought by the attor
ney general at the instigation of a
group of St. Paul lawyers.
Devils Lake Man Purchases Ticket for
Old Country.
After deliberating for but twenty'
minutes, William Anderson, of near
Devils Lake, N. D., decided to visit
the old country* and accordingly he
visited the Union Station and pur
chased a ticket of R. E. Fisher, the
agent, for Copenhagen, Denmark. He
will leave tonight for New York, and
sails from their December 30, via
Liverpool. Anderson is the first
passenger from here to pay the $3
war tax on ocean tickets, which be
came effective December 1. ,'i
A new fire alarm, operated by a*
weight.falling when a fusible link is
melted, not only rings a gong but al
so fires several blank cartridges.

xml | txt