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VOIUME 13, NO. 168.
MARK S BIRTHO
This Nation, Alone, tf% "*ands
Above Criticism and Has &
Greater as War Has Progressed
SHOWS STRENGTH OF COUNTRY
Continues to Grow in Estimation of
MankindSuffers From Struggle
in Progress, But Silently.
By J. W. T. MASON.
New York, July 15.Yesterday
on Bastile day, the annual ceremo
nies in France which celebrate the
overthrow of absolution marked the
birth of a new France, more glorious
than that of the revolution. The revo
lutionary France, which destroyed
privilege when the Bastile was cap
tured by a mob of citizen democrats,
has now been followed by a 20th
century France, fighting to safeguard
the ideals of democracy which the
revolution first gave to Europe.
France Above Criticism.
The other warring nations all are
open to criticism at the present time
for one phase or another of the cor
flict. France alone now stands above
criticism. France alone has shown
greater as the war has progressed.
France alone has shown an austerity
in the conflict. Only in France can
it be said that the agony of suffering
is giving birth to a new spiritual de
velopment. France is making no
protests France is not crying out
against the inevitableness of death
France is not engaged in selfpity, nor
is she querulous nor yet is she seek
ing the praise and sympathy of
Suffers in Silence.
France is bleeding, bleeding all
the while, but silently. The strength
of a nation's character never before
has been more magnificently portray
ed than by the profound silence that
prevails in bleeding France. Every
day France grows in the estimation
of mankind. Every day the world
learns more of the manner in which
France has borne the brunt of the
defence of democracy on the battle
field. France has not told the story,
herself, and therein lies one of the
foundation's of her new greatness. The
other nations have shouted the stories
of their valor and the tales of their
victories to the world at largo.
France has left others to discover
her heroism and her successes.
France has produced in Joffre the
type of democratic militarist who
must serve as the ideal to future gen
erations in all countries where free
dom reigns. Joffre typifies the new
France. PRESIDENT WILSON
Windsor, Vt., July 15.Few per
sons realize today, not even the na
tives of this section, how carefully
the president was guarded on his re
cent visit here. It was officially de
nied that any extra or unusual pre
cautions were taken, the third time
the president has occupied "Harlak
enden House" as a summer residence.
But there was a young army of secret
on guard day and night.
"S. S."as the secret service is
knownheadquarters were main
tained in a room, in the village post
office in this city. Private telephones
connected the president's home and
the secret service operatives also had
a private phone system. They work
ed shifts, taking turns patrolling the
grounds of the Harlakenden estate
during the night.
"Joe" Murphy, chief of the White
House squad, was in charge of the
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JUDGE GARDENS TOMORROW
Plots of School Children Will Be In
spected by Business Men.
It was announced by B. M. Gile,
agriculturist, this afternoon that the
school gardens will be inspected to
morrow. The judges will be as fol
lows: J. P. Lahr, E. H. Denu, Dr.
G. M. Palmer, Dr. E. H. Marcum, P.
M. Phillippi, M. J. Brown, F. A. Wil
son, W. G. Schroeder and A. P. Rit
chie. These gardens were planted
and have been cared for by students
of the Bemidji schools and are in
PRESIDENT WILSON TO
ATTEND CABINET MEETING
Washington, July 15.It was offi
cially stated here this afternoon that
President Wilson would positively
attend TuesdayV cabinet meeting.
Secretary Tumulty said that it is
probable that the chief executive
will leave Cornish Sunday.
INSPECT NYMORE GARDENS
Erickson and Stewart to View Corn
and Potato Plots of Vicinity.
W. B. Stewart, county superin
tendent of schools, and A. T. Erick
son, specialist of boys' and girls' club
work in Minnesota, are today inspect
ing the school gardens at Nymore.
Tomorrow they expect to visit several
farms on which they will find corn
id potato plots. Mr. Erickson was
of the speakers at yesterday's
officers' meeting and he was
mu.H pleased with the success of the
affair. He says that boys' and girls'
club work this year is being more
widely extended than ever before.
EDITORS OF STATE INVITED
Elaborate Entertainment Planned for
Outing of Northern Minnesota As-
sociationRutledge in Charge.
HELD AT DULUTH AUGUST 6-7-8
Plans are nearing completion for
the annual outing of the Northern
Minnesota Editorial association
which is to be held at Duluth and
thereabouts August 6, 7 and 8. Ar
rangements are being made for au
elaborate program and it is expected
that the trip will be one of much ex
joyment. It is expected that sev
eral Bemidji members will attend.
A. G. (Doc) Rutledge, for many
years a resident of Bemidji and at
one time editor of the Pioneer, is sec
retary of the association and he gives
assurance that the schedule will be
one worth while. "Doc" has been
secretary-treasurer since the first
year of jgettijng together and the
making and arranging of successful
outings has come to be a matter of
routine with him. He is the only
member of the association who has
attended every meeting and outing
of the association.
The outing is not for members of
the Northern Minnesota Editorial as
sociation, or for the members of any
association alone. The whole tribe of
scribes in the state is invited, and no
questions are asked as to affiliation,
race, creed or previous condition of
servitude. The Northern Minnesota
editors want every editor in the state
to be present if it is found possible,
and arrangements have been made for
what is likely to proye the best out
ing that#ny editorial party has yet
taken in Minnesota. It is also desired
to impress on everybody concerned
that this outing is in charge of the
Northern Minnesota Editorial associa
tion and that the state association
has nothing to do with it.
Special trains will be nothing to
the editors, for there will be three
or four of them and they propose to
visit the ranges in style, after seeing
Duluth more thoroughly than any
party of visitors has seen it in many
years. LOVING CUP TO BE GIVEN TO
WINNER OF EGG CONTESTS
The six months' egg laying contest
conducted under the supervision of
Agriculturist B. M. Gile, which began
last February, will close the first of
August. Several of Bemidji's young
poultry enthusiasts started in this
contest, but only three remain. Those
three are Earl J. Black, Clair Vincent
and Alice Dyer. The contest be
tween these three is very close and
they have all made splendid records.
Blanks are furnished and the number
of eggs gathered each day are re
corded and at the end of the month
a report is made. The one who se
cures the highest average number of
eggs per hen will receive a silver
loving cup which is now on exhibi
tion in the window of Barker's jewel
ry store. The name of the winner
will be engraved on the cup and it
must be won twice by the sama per
son, not necessarily in successive
years, in order to become permanent
property. The second year of the
contest will commence the first day
of February, 1916, and judging from
the interest aroused by those in the
contest this year there will be a
great number who will enter the con
test next year. The lovin? cap is
donated by E. A. Barker.
BORNTo Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Siebert of Thirteenth street, this
morning a son.
THAT WIFE OF -SCOOPS
VW0NT LET ME COME. NEAR.1
r\\M TO TALK OVER OUfL
HIMTO SNEAK OUT"
BERG URGES LAND BUYING
Former Secretary of State and Prom
inent Resident of Beltrami County
Sees Great Opportunities Here.
RAISE CORN FOR ENSILAGE
"Buy Northern Minnesota land" Is
the advice of Albert Berg, until a few
years ago a prominent resident of
Beltrami county and at one time sec
retary of state of Minnesota, and a
former member of the state drainage
"The land in this part of the state
offers greater opportunities than
land in the southern part of the
state," said he. "Raise corn for en
silage and put it into beef it will
give the farmer a greater return on
"Land in this part of the state
cannot fail to grow in value. Good
roads are going to have a great deal
to do with the improvement of farm
ing conditions here. The idea that
Northern Minnesota is not a good
farming district is rapidly being dis
Speaking of crop conditions, Mr.
Berg stated that Minnesota would
produce the greatest crop since 1905.
"I have been over a large part of
the state," continued Mr. Berg, "and
have found conditions excellent.
Many persons believed that we have
had too much rain. I do not. Con
ditions were almost like those of
the present year in 1905the year
that wheat was piled along the sid
ings at Warren, Argyle and other
towns of the state, because the rail
roads could not handle it. I remem
ber it well, as I was on the state
drainage board and was making an
inspection of ditching in the north
ern part of the state.
"If we do not get scorching weath
er during the maturing crop period,
I prophecy that the crop will be a
bumper one.I feel absolutely confident
of this, for, as I say, conditions dur
ing the big crop season of 1905 were
precisely similar to weather condi
tions of the present season."
PHONE SYSTEM IMPROVED
Improvement is to be made by the
Northwestern Telephone company in
the method of handling the rural
lines, the changes to be placed in
operation July 20, at which time the
attractive new directory, printed by
the Pioneer Publishing company,
will be distributed. In the future
the rural lines will have a separate
operator. In calling country sub
scribers the "rural operator" should
be asked for and the number will
then be given. Rural phones will be
designated by a letter "F" and a num
ber representing the number and
character for rings required. This
will cancel all "ring" and "call"
numbers. Since the last directory
was published additions have been
built td the Jones Rural telephone
line and to the Mississippi River Ru
ral Telephone line. A new line
known as the Fowlds Rural telephone
line, operating to Fowlds and Island
Lake, has been installed. The pro
gressiveness of the farmers of the
Bemidji vicinity is illustrated by the
fact that phones are now to be found
in 325 farm homes.
CARLSON IS TAKEN TO
FERGUS FALLS ASYLUM
Charles Carlson, the farm laborer
who last Saturday shot and seriously
wounded Joseph Olson, a progressive
farmer of Lammers township, and
who on Tuesday was ordered to be
committed to the Fergus Falls insane
asylum by Judge M. A. Clark, of the
probate court, was taken to that city
yesterday by George Denley and O.
M. Skenvik, deputy sheriffs. Denley
and Skenvik will return to Bemidji
Four Couples to Marry.
July is making a strenuous effort
to equal the marriage license record
of June and yesterday four permits
to marry were issued at the office of
Fred Rhodar clerk of court. The li
censes were issued to the following:
Carleton Whitney Clark to Jany Wal
ton Mills James L. Angell and Har
riet L. Bogart Douglas J. Neely and
Bertha J. Neely and to Russell Kidd exceptional ability and is highly re
and Lillian Beauchamp. garded.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1915.
THAW'S FAT E WIL
E KNOW N FRIDA
Judge Hendricks Announced This Af
ternoon That He Will File His De
cision FridayBail Refused.
STATEMENT BY EVELYN THAW
Says Husband is Still a Crazy, Irre
sponsible Person and That He Will
Assume Zone Ownership at Fair.
New York,"July "16.Although the
jury in the Thaw sanity case returned
a verdict in favor of the slayer of
Stanford White yesterday afternoon,
Thaw's fate -wili|not be definitely
known until tomorrow, Justice Hend
ricks having announced that he will
file his decision at 11 o'clock in the
morning. The judge refused to pass
upon the motion to liberate Thaw on
Thinks Thaw Still Crazy.
From Malone, this state, comes
word that Evelyn Nesbit Thaw says
"Harry will assume ownership of the
zone if he visits the San Francisco
fair." She insists that he is still
insane and will soon show it, al
though he might have been able to
"pull the wool over the eyes of the
jurors." Evelyn says that the first
time Harry takes a drink of liquor
that he will again.become a crazy,
irresponsible per sob.
Thaw, wno until' the verdict was
announced, sat at the counsel table
with his chin resting in a handker
chief, turned around -and grasped
the hands of several of his counsel
when the result became known. Then
he went to his mother, who was sit
ting near, throwing his arms about
her neck and kissing her twice.
Hendricks set 11 o'clock today as
the time he would receive the briefs
and hear the arguments in his cham
bers to dismiss the committment,
signed by Justice Dowling following
the verdict of not guilty on the
ground of insanity, which was return
ed by the jury at Thaw's second trial
for the murder of White.
As soon as the jury was dismissed.
Thaw, crossed: to th^. bW and Bhook
hands warmly with each man. His
mother did the same, saying:
"Thank you so much for all you
It was with great difficulty that
the court attendants and deputy sher
iffs prevented scores of men and wo
men from dashing to Thaw and con
Look for an Appeal.
As the jury is really acting in an
advisory capacity the real verdict will
be rendered by Judge Hendricks.
The justice has the power to disre
gard any verdict the jury may render.
It was reported today that if Jus
tice Hendricks decided that Thaw is
sane the state would at once take an
appeal. Amplication would then be
made in behalf of Thaw for bail.
This morning at 8 o'clock a quiet
but pretty wedding was solemnized
at the Harry Mills home on Beltrami
avenue, when their daughter Miss
Jany Walton Mills was united in
marriage to Carlton Whitney Clark,
son of H. M. Clark of this city, Rev.
J. C. Strand of the Presbyterian
church officiating. The bride wore
a dark blue traveling suit and car
ried Killarney roses. The ceremony
was performed in the presence of
relatives and a few intimate friends,
and immediately following a wedding
breakfast was served. Mr. and Mrs.
Clark left this morning by auto for
Puposky, where they have a summer
bungalow on Lake Puposky and
where they will spend the rest of the
The bride has resided in Be
midji for many years and is one of
the city's most popular young ladies.
Mr. Clark, who is associated with his
father in conducting the affairs cf
the Clark Pole & Tie company, is re
cognized as a young business man of
CR00KST0N LUMBER COMPANY
OFFICIALS VISIT BEMIDJI
Thomas J. Shevlin, James Nichols
and E. L. Carpenter, of Minneapolis,
officials of the Crookston Lumber
company, are Bemidji visitors today.
While here they inspected plants No.
1 and No. 2 .of the company and at
tended to other matters of import
ance. Yesterday the party, accom
panied by B. W. Lakin, logging su
perintendent of the Crookston com
pany, visited at International Falls
and inspected the Shevlin-Clarke mill
at Fort Frances. They were guests
of W. H. Gemmell, general manager
of the Minnesota & International
railway, enroute here.
FILE UNDER VOLSTEAD ACT
Sixteen Hundred Acres of Beltrami
County Government Delinquent
Tax Land Taken by Bidders.
MINNEAPOLIS MEN NEW OWNERS
During the last several days ap
proximately 1,500 acres of govern
ment land in Beltrami county have
been filed on by men who bid in their
purchases at the delinquent tax sale
conducted here in May by James L.
George, county auditor.
Several filings were recorded by
Fred Rhoda, clerk of court, yesterday
and today ten more were added to the
list. A large number have filed since
the sale. Those who filed today were:
H. A. Scholten, of Minneapolis, 160
acres C. F. Redfield, of St. Paul, 160
acres John A. Boutchilet, of St. Paul.
160 acres Anton A. Tietz, of Minne
apolis, 80 acres Horace M. Weston,
of Minneapolis, 160 acres Joseph
Soukup, of Minneapolis, 160 acres
John M. Williams of Minneapolis, 160
acres L. W. Nevins, of Minneapolis.
160 acres G. B. Williams, of Minne
apolis, 160 acres, and Sam Redlund,
Minneapolis, 160 acres.
This land is purchased at $1.25 per
acre, plus the value of the ditch tax
lien. At the recent sale the bidding
was spirited and the liens brought
many high bonus prices. This bonus,
or excess, is claimed by both county
and government, Auditor George be
ing active in an effort to have the
money turned over to the county.
It is claimed that in two years
there will be no government land
left in Beltrami county, thousands
of acres which might have remained
for years in a useless state, having
been placed in a condition where
they will soon become, ideal for ag
ricultural purposes by the construc
tion of judicial ditches, and in addi
tion they will now occupy places on
the county's tax books.
ALARM SYSTEM FAVORED
Firemen Believe Rotary Automatic
Flan Would Be Success Here.
Members of the Bemidji Volunteer
Fire department who attended the
special meeting last evening, called
for the purpose of witnessing a fire
alarm demonstration, appeared to be
much in favor of the system repre
sented by Charles E. Keller. Sev
eral felt certain that the plan would
work out successfully here should it
be adopted. Mr. Keller, who until
recently was state fire marshal, dem
onstrated the use of the Rotary Auto
matic fire alarm and explained the
manner in which it might be used
to advantage here. The alarm is
operated from the telephone exchange
and sounds a gong in the home of
every fireman and' in other places de
sired. One Rotary appartus will
sound alarms in forty places, five
bells ringing automatically during
one minute. A button pushed by the
operator will start the alarm. It is
likely that the proposition of install
ing the system here will be consid
ered by the council next Monday.
This is the only system allowed to
be attached to the lines of the Bell
system, and is highly endorsed by
telephone men of the country.
Elks Meet Tonight.
There will be a regular meeting of
the Bemidji lodge, No. 1052, B. P. O.
Elks, at 8 o'clock this evening and
it is urged that as many members as
possible be present.
OLIVER NEILSON, Sec.
Mrs. Scoop Is A Very Light Sleeper By "HOP*
Redpath-Vawter Attractions of Next
Month to Be Given Much Pubilicity
Season Tickets Now on Sale.
MUST COVER $600 GUARANTEE
Get your Chautauqua ticket early.
Every business and professional man
who signed the contract for the five
day Chautauqua in Bemidji from Au
gust 3 to 7 will be supplied with
tickets and they will also be on sale
at the following business places:
Security State bank, Northern Na
tional bank, First National bank,
City Drug store, Netzer's Drug store
and Barker's Drug and Jewelry store,
and other places to be named tomor
The committee in charge of the
distribution of the tickets has
placed them for sale at the above
mentioned places and can be pur
chased for $1.50 for adults and $1.00
for children. These tickets will ad
mit persons to all entertainments, fif
teen in number, for the five days. No
single admission tickets will be sold
and the charge will be from 50 to 75
cents for each performance.
The Redpath-Vawter company will
also sell season tickets, but the
price will be $2.00 after the commit
tee turns over to them the unsold
tickets now in its possession.
The entertainments given by this
company are making big hits
throughout the country and promise
to be the biggest advertising attrac
tions ever brought to Bemidji. The
country around Bemidji will be thor
oughly advertised and special auto
trips are being planned to neigh
boring towns for the purpose of ad
vertising the big feature Chautauqua
week in Bemidji. F. S. Lycan has
charge of these auto trips.
The advertising force of the Red
path company is expected in the city
soon and active work will then begin.
Banners, pennants and streamers
will be displayed across the streets
and roads leading into the city. Out
of-town people have already signi
fied their intention of coming to Be
midji |Q4he, five days and will make
it a regular outing stay during the
TO CONSIDER PETITION
FOR GAME RESERVE
St. Paul, July 15.Carlos Avery,
executive agent of the state game and
fish commission, this afternoon an-
nounced that the petition of a large
number of Bemidjians that a game
reserve be established on the east
shores of Lake Bemidji, would prob
ably be considered by the board this
TOURNAMENT NEARS END
But Few More Games to Be Flayed
Before Handicap Matches Start.
Interest in the tournament being
conducted by the Tennis club con
tinues to increase and but few more
games remain to be played. Only one
set was played yesterday, Dr. G. M.
Palmer defeating E. S. Larson, 6-0
and 6-1. But one more second round
game remains to be played, this be
ing between Harold Hayner and B.
W. Lakin. The third round games
scheduled are as follows: S. T.
Stewart vs. Nat Given Forest Hal
gren vs. R. L. Given E. H. Denu vs.
James Given A. L. Barker vs. M.
J. Brown George Lindebergh vs.
George Strickland and Dr. Meyers
vs. John Hedges. These games
should be played as soon as possible.
Four games are to be played in the
fourth round and two in the fifth,
the winners of the latter to partici
pate in the.finals. Then will come
the handicap matches.
Miss Marie Raymond went to
Turtle River last evening where she
will spend a few days the guest of
BEMIDJ I DESTINE O BECOM E WIDELY
KNOW N AS LEADIN SUMME RESORT
FORTY CENTS PER MONTH.
Completion of Birchmont Beach
Hotel, Jester's, Wa-Ville and Other
Places, to Attract Tourists.
VISITORS MARVEL AT BEAUTY
New Head of the lake Institution
Held to Be One of Most Convenient
and Attractive Resorts in U. S.
In the completion of the Birch
mont Beach summer hotel, Bemidji's
dream of many years, has been real
ized, and from cow on this city is to
become prominent as one of the na
tion's leading summer resorts.
Bemidji has every advantage to
make it attractive to tourists, vaca
tionists and those desiring enjoyable
recreation. Its climate is not to be
surpassed anywhere and for scenic
beauty it excels. The new summer
hotel at Birchmont Beach has but
few, if any equals, in the resortdom
of the entire United States. But this
by no means is the extent of accom
modations which are to be afforded
summer visitors to this community.
Jester's Farm resort, located on
beautiful Lake Plantaganet, is grow
ing in popularity each year. This sea- 1
son it is filled to its capacity, many
requests for reservations being re
fused. Then there is Wa-Ville,
Buena Vista and numerous other fa
vorite places. Additional cottages
are being erected each year on the
shores of Lake Bemidji and it will
be but a short time before desirable
lots will be at a premium.
Marvel at Its Beauty.
Residents of Bemidji hardly realize
the value of the new hotel at Birch
mont Beach to Bemidji. They are
surprised at its attractiveness but
are not aware that it has few equals 1
in resorts of the nation. It takes the
visitor to bring with forcefulness the
fact that Bemidji is now in a posi- v
tion to compete with every summer
resort now catering to the patronage
of tourists and excursionists.
They marvel at the splendid con
struction of the hotel, club and cot
tages and at the wonderful accoinmo-^- W^
dations offered. Few hotels Ug any
city can boast of any better.
'Office Elaborately Furnished.
The office of the hotel is a spacious
room, 35 by 35 feet. It is elabor
ately equipped with a large fireplace,
gum wood desk furnishings and
leather fumed oak furniture.
The forty guest rooms are well fur
nished, each one being tinted in va
rious colors. There are three suites
and four rooms open out on the large
porches. Hot and cold running wa
ter is to be had in every room. The
water is pumped from a deep well
by a pump operated by an electric
motor into a 3,000 gallon air pres
A Large Dining Boom.
There are three large porches, one
on each floor of the hotel. The first
floor porch is 290 feet long and 12
feet wide, the second 35 by 12 and
the third 20 by 12. The dining room
is large and attractive, being 35 by
50 feet, and the kitchen, equipped
with all modern conveniences, is 20
feet long and 26 feet wide. It has
a large exhaust fan to carry away
hot air and smoke a refrigerator
which will care for two tons of ice,
a large sized range and a spacious
Service of Excellence.
Excellent service is provided pat
rons, a competent staff being em
ployed. Ross Reynolds, a hotel man
of much experience, is day clerk, and
James Malone is night clerk. Wil
liam Carey is in charge of the club
house. Mrs. Ross Reynolds directs
the dining room.
Ralph B. Lycan and William Chi
chester are in charge of the manage
ment of the resort.
Dinner Served in Evening.
Three meals are served each day,
breakfast from 7 to 9, luncheon from
12 to 1:30 and dinner from 6 to
7:30. The only change is Sunday
breakfast, served from 8 to 10.
The price of single meals at the
hotel is 75 cents, but for the con
venience of city patrons George Coch-,
ran, proprietor, has issued meal tick
ets whereby meals may be obtained
for 50 cents a plate.
These tickets are now on sale and
may be had at the hotel or Pioneer,,
office, good for twenty meals, for
$10.00. These may be used as the
holder desires and means a saving
of 25 cents a meal. Both the hotel
and pavilion are being freely pat
ronized by Bemidji people and the*
cottages are being taken by out-of
Opening Next Thursday.
The grand opening will take place
next Thursday, with a dance and-:
banquet. Tickets will sell for 12.50/-