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VOLUME 13, NO. 223.
Bemidji Day Brings Many Visitors Schools, Banks, Public Offices and Business Houses Close. PRIZES AWARDED IN WOMAN'S DEPARTMENT Big Program FridayPrevious At tendance Records to Be Shat tered, is Belief. Today will be the biggest day at the Beltrami County Fair. It is Be midji day and everybody is going to the fair this afternoon. Practically every business place in the city closed its doors at noon today. Offices Are Closed. The banks, Crookston Lumber Co. office, stores, public offices, etc., have declared a half holiday for the pur pose of letting their employes at tend the fair. With every train bringing crowds of people and with nearly a hundred automobiles bring ing fair visitors from the Red Lake reservation and surrounding country and with a bright sky, the prospects are that ti county lair will have the biggest dav ever held in the his tory ot the lair All previous lecords, it is believed, will be broken The schools closed at noon for a half holiday Woman's Exhibits Good. Mrs. George Baker and Mr W Robinson, judges in the woman's de partment, began their dutieb this morning and the following prizes were awarded: StockingsFirst, Mrs. Olof Op sahl second. Lucuien Wallace Baby HoodsFirst, Mrs Hugh Graham, Puposky, second, Mrs. Wall berg third, Mrs George Posz. Hop Yeast BreadFirst, Ida 'Nisen, second, Mrs. L. Coyle third, Mrs. Olaf Opsahl Whole Wheat BreadFirst, Mrs. Henery second, Mrs Coyle third, Mrs. F. Schroeder. Bread Exhibits Many. Rye BreadFirst, Mrs. L. Coyle second, Mrs C. Schroeder third, Mrs. Oscar Rylander. Graham BreadFirst, Mrs. Hen ery, second, Mrs. C. F. Schroeder. Raisin BreadFirst, Mrs. Henery second, S F. Sorenson, Turtle River third, Mrs. C. F. Schroeder. Corn BreadFirst, Mrs. Vincent second, Mrs. Henery. Coffee BreadFirst, Mrs. L. Coyle ^cond, Mrs. Henery Plain CakeFirst, J. Foster second, Dovrick Black Spons CakeFirst, J. M. Foster. The judging will be completed to day A fine program, including a foot ball game, has been prepared for to day. RECORD ATTENDANCE TO BE AfYMR TODAY TRACK SPORTS HELD YESTERDAY GOOD In the track sports held Thursday afternon A. P. Ritchie was first, with Gaines second in a foot race, prize money being divided $3.00 and $2.00, respectively. The free-for-all race of 100 yards was won by W. E. Donahue, winning $3, and Lloyd Tanner second, cap turing a prize of $2.00. In the half-mile horse running race Postmaster A. P. Ritchie, riding his own horse, won the race in two Leatd, with Barclay second. Prize money being $10 and $5. There were three entries in this race. HAVE FULL BLOODED CATTLE AT FAIR The Farmers' Bull club of the town of Frohn has its full blooded Hol stein bull at the fair and is hard alter fir^t money. The bull was purchased from the Sears stock farm, Chicago, for $160, is 22 months old and a splendid animal. Pete Nar rum has charge of the critter. CANNING CONTEST FOR RURAL SCHOOLS A canning contest in which repre sentatives of five rural schools will take part will be conductea at the Minnesota Electric Light and Power company booth. The best cooks from each of these schools will cook and can vegetables on the electric stoves on exhibition by this company. There re four prizes to be awarded in this contest. The winner of the contest, in ad- ^t^P 1 v- W dition to first prize, will be awarded a ^1 pennant given by the state exi division. Two from each school Tay take part in the contest. PRIZE HOLSTEIN COST $260 Nels Willet of Frohn township is attracting much attention with his prize Holstein cow for which he paid $260. Mr. Willet bought the animal from the Sears stock yards at Chi cago and considers it the best in the country. The general belief is that it will wear a blue ribbon when it leaves the fair grounds. EDWARD LONGRECK HAS FINE TEAM A fine farm team belonging to Ed ward Longreck is on exhibition at the fair grounds. Mr. Longreck is proud of his animals and has a right to be. He will probably carry away one of the ribbons. C. E. BROWN TO ACT AS JUDGE C. E. Brown of Crookston arrived this morning to act as one of the judges in the poultry department. Prof. T. A Erickson of the Univer sity arrived at the faa- grounds this morning. He will judge and award prizes in the school exhibits. DINING ROOM EXHIBIT CAUSES COMMENT One of the exhibits at the fair grounds which is attracting much favorable comment and which is quite an attraction is a 6 by 8 minia ture dining room, exhibited by the Smith-Robinson Lumber company, and which is equipped Cornell Wood Bound,. and finished as it would be in a home. SUMMER HOTEL AT BIRGHMONT BEACH TO CLOSE MONDAY Season Has Been a Success Will Reopen in Spring Tickets Good for Next Year. BANQUET TO BE GIVEN SAT- URDAY NIGHT-DANCE FOLLOWS A party of twenty-four Bemidji men and women have made arrange ments for a banquet at Birchmont Beach hotel Saturday evening at seven o'clock. This affair will crowd the hotel to capacity and the man agement requests that others who wish to dine there on this evening to make arrangements. Closes Monday. The hotel will close for the season Monday and announces that its first season has been a decided success. It will be reopened in the early spring and those who have meal tickets can use them for next season. A dance will follow the banquet Saturday. BIG BRICK FACTORY NEAR NYMORE R. Chambers, L. Larson and R. Manbeck of Little Falls, have pur chased the brick factory near Ny more. A part of the factory will be rebuilt. The company has already manu factured 200,000 brick which are ready for burning. The men in the company are all experienced in the brick business. Ed French, a druggist of Black duck. E. R. Rice, cashier of the First National bank of that city and Dr. Freeburg, also of Blackduck, autoed to Bemidji today and attended the fair. Mrs. M. E. Knappen of Tenstrike is the guest of Mrs. H. W. Bailee for a couple of days. While in the city she will attend the county fair. T. A. Cross, a merchant of Black duck, spent the day in Bemidji at tending the county fair. THEBEMIDJ I DAIlM BLmrJI, LniTNESCTA, IRIDAY HVENING, SEPTEMBER 17- 1915. LOVELANDPRESENTED BY LOCAL CAST AT BR1NKMAN THEATRE Is Given Under Auspices of Bemidji Lodge of ElksReveals Local Talent. PLAY UNMARRED BY AMATEURISM IS A SUCCESS Show Given by 60 Bemidji Girls and Boys Remarkably Good in Every Detail. Bemidji went to "Loveland" last evening and found it so pleasant to the taste, satisfying and nourishing, and creating such an appetite for more that Bemidji will again go to "Loveland" this evening. Miss Fraleigh Directs. "Loveland" was presented at the Brinkman theater by local talent un der the auspices of the Bemidji Lodge of Elks. The play was under the direction of Miss Dorothy Fraleigh and precision, buoyancy, gayety and spontainiety raised the production from amateurism. "Loveland" was a merry frolic of youth and mirth, replete with pretty girls, clean-cut swains and charming children plentifully bespangled with song and dance. There were more light hearts and frisky feet in Be midji after the play than before. The music was infectious. Cc41ege Scene Opener. The opening scene presented a col lege campus and the college boys headed by Chris Neumann, looked handsome in their college sweaters and sang with a vim that astonished people who knew the boys off the stage. Tiny tots in nighties and led by their nurses marched through the au dience in "Hush, Here Comes the Dream Man," in which Inez Back lund showed excellent training and sincerity. Her's, like the others, was the result of hard work and re gard for detail. Auto Chorus Novel. The automobile chorus headed by Whitney Brown and Fred Fraser was good and was novel. A very pretty chorus and dance was "Red, Red Roses," Miss Edith Mills and Earle Riley taking the principal parts. Miss Dorothy Torrance in the leading part of the play, that cf Alice Brady, will ne'er lack a lover. She sang truly and with little ef fort. Her winsome ways brought de served applause. Her song, with chorus, "Meet Me Where the Lan terns Glow," brought a novel chorus idea. Players at Ease. William McDonald, who took the leading part of Jack Alcott and who was desperately in love with Alice Brady, whom he married despite the objection of Miss Brady's father, was at ease on the stage from start to finish and added materially to his part by the rendition of his songs. His song, "I'm On My Way to Man dalay," closed the first scene. The curtain rose for the second for "A Dance of Spring," which was one of the prettiest dances of the eve ning and scored, decidedly. Miss Edna Backlund took the leading part and her portrayal of a Spring spirit was well executed. The dancing girls were Blanche Gratton, Grace Riley, Nellie Crowell, Avis Guyer, Mar garet Symons, Ellen Crothers, Macia Coe, Leona Ritchie, Helen Law rence, Dorothy Nangle and Evelyn Kirk. Song Sung Feelingly. The most elaborate number perhaps was the selection, "Just a Little Love and a Little Kiss," introducing Jane Hayner and Jack Herbert as the principals and a chorus of models and show girls. The ballad was sung feelingly and with understand ing and it brought much deserved applause as well as county fair vege table sample. The third scene was'a cabaret set ting with prettily gowned ladies seated at dainty little tables with men in evening dress.* The brilliant colored lights, including the smoking of cigarettes, the merry laughter of the chorus girls, the sparkling music made this scene of the most charm ing of stage settings. Slap-Stick Comedy. Fred Fraser in the Charlie Chaplin (Continued on Page 5) .5V** 1 it********************** MISS KATHERINE STINSON, BIRD WOMAN, MAKING LOOP IN MACHINE TO MAKE TWO FIGHTS TODAY AND TOMORROW AT FAIR mc*****.|c.mc.m GRAND JURY COMPLETES WORK RETURN INDICTMENTS Five Indictments, Three Statutory Charges and Two on Grand Lar ceny Charge, Are Returned. RECOMMENDS THAT PROVISION BE MADE TO KEEP RECORDS District Court Taking Up Case of Helena Klyberg Against M. M. Sullivan for Damaeres. The grand jury for the fall term of the district court completed its work late yesterday pfternoon and was discharged. By a unanimous vote the jury ex tended its thanks to Judge W. S. McClenahan for his kindness and courtesy during the se^io and aiso to Hon. Graham M. Torranca, ouuty attorney, for the able manner in which the various matters were pre sented to the jury. Recommend Safes. The jury found the county jail in first-class condition in every respect. "Z The court house and county offices were found to be in excellent condi tion. The jury recommended that the Board of County Commissioners pro vide for the safekeeping of public records. At present, according to the jury, there is not sufficient vault room for the records. The grand jury returned indict ments against Oora, Lenar, A. Barra adn George Clark on statutory char ges and Edward Meley and James Ryan for grand larceny in the first degree. No bills returned in the cases of Anna McConnich, charged with assault, and A. Golstein, charged with issuing a draft with the attempt to defraud. The district court is today taking up the case of Helena Fryberg, against M. M. Sullivan and Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Maryland. The case was begun yesterday and will not be completed for several days. EDWARD PAGE GOES TO MONTANA FOR WORK Edward-Page, Sunday school mis sionary, who has been in Bemidji for the past year, left today for Mon tana, where he will have charge of the Northeastern part of Montana and as far as Yellowstone Park. Rev. M. A. Soper, who has lately moved here from Northome, will fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Page leaving. PIONEER.MONTH*PE tfycttrvf,. HlSTORjQ^L *6fi S CENT F0RT TR BIRDWOMANSAYS FLYING IS LIKE BIDING IN CAR Pretty Miss Katherine Stinson Ar rives in Bemidji for Flight at County Fair. MAY TAKE PASSENGERSAIR TRIP IS VERY THRILLING Has Been Flying for Three Years and is Considered One of the Best in the Country. "It's just like riding in a car. only it's cold. You don't get frightened you're kept too busy with levers." This is the way pretty little Miss Katherine Stinson describes flying in an aeroplane. Miss Stinston 19. Miss Stinson has been secured by the fair board to make two flights daily at the fair, and arrived in Be midji last evening. She is a good, looking young lady of about nine teen summers and has winning ways. She is single. "I just love to fly," she said this morning, "and I am going to do my best here. I arrived from the Mich igan state fair to Iowa, my head quarters, just a few days ago and came to Bemidji immediately. I have only my looping machine but if a passenger would like to go with me I might possibly make arrangements for one. If anyone does go along with me I always let them do the worrying. I am too busy with the machine. Flight is a Thrill. "It is quite a thrill when you are up in the air and for some unseen reason the engine stops. But I am used to that. I began flying three years ago after I had made a trip as a passenger in an aeroplane. Since then I have been flying a good deal. My home is in Jackson, Miss." Despite the fact that she slept too late to get breakfast this morning, Miss Stinson was in the best of hu mor and ready to please the fair vis itors. She will make two flights daily. ROCKEFELLER MONEY TO HELP RIG LOAN Standard Oil Men Considering Taking Part in Billion- Dollar Deal. New York, Sept. 17.Stand- ard Oil millionaires, including John D. Rockefeller, Jr., are considering the terms of the pro posed $1,000,000,00 credit loan to Great Britain and France with a view to participation. Nothing was given out, but it is said J. P. Morgan and his partner, and J. J. Hill, Henry P. Davison. George F. Baker, Festus J. Wade and Samuel McRoberts were among Amer ican bankers present at the meeting yesterday, and that the main object was to collate evidence as to the re ception the loan would receive in va rious sections of the country. Thus far reports of assuring char acter have been received from every important center of the United States and many actual pledges to partici pate in the "$1,000,000,000 loan" have been placed before the commis sioners. James J. Hill has promised cordial support from the St. Paul federal reserve district and there is a cheerful feeling of optimism. Financiers Are Threatened. The threats of physical violence to the visiting financiers have not af fected them. They view "warnings" cheerfully and have not allowed them to interfere with their plans. Be cause of threats, however, the guard of city and private detectives and secret service men has been doubled, and each commission is accompanied at a little distance by a detective every time he leaves the hotel. The visitors have been advised not to go about in groups and not to let their visiting or meeting places be known in advance. Many letters, it is understood, have (Continued on last par*).