The Pioneer from Bemidji, Minnesota on November 11, 1913 · Page 1
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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Tuesday, November 11, 1913
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1 i S .VOLUME 11. NO 168. V, day. &* WILWSSUE POS TOFFICE REPORTSOON Postmaster General Burleson's First Annual Document To Show Record of Many Reform* CATALOGUES HIS ACHIEVEMENT Has Endeavored To Bring Efficiency Of Department Up To The Highest ,.Possible Standard By Congressman Clyde H. Tavenner. Washington, November.Postmaster General A. S. Burleson is making a great record for efficiency in his department. The time of the year is approaching when Mr. Burlesqn will submit to Congress his first annual report/ and it is believed that this document will show the record of reforms and progress such as the Post Office Department has not known for years. At any rate, now is a good time to catalogue the achievements of Mr. Burleson and thus by summing up his activities show how he is shaping this,, important government service to Democratic ideals. He succeeded a man who in many respects waB a superior Postmaster General a believer in economy ana the first man in many years to make the Post Office Department show an apparent surplus. When Mr. Burleson took hold in March his first idea was to gain a comprehensive grasp of, the work of. the department. This he accomplished by having his subordinates conduct an analysis of' the post office business in all ita-branches. The first result of this study was to show Mr. Burleson that the service was not as efficient as the public had the right to expect. This was due to a mistaken idea of efficiency held by Postmaster General Hitchock. In order to save money Hitchock had cut the operating force until it was not adequate for the enormous business. Further investigation showed, too, that the surplus.shown by the last administration was only an apparent surplus, brought about by bookkeep Mr. Burleson found, too, that the executive orders issued by Presidents Roosevelt and Taft covering fourthclass postmasters into the civil service without examination had resulted In establishing many incompetents in office. On Mr..Burleson's investigation President Wilson issued an order calling for a new cjvil service for these officials, and providing that every one must take, examinations in competition with all candidates for the places. These examinaJt tions are soon to begin/' '%$&'$$?* 'r*J** Sood BiU At ^nlanan *.%& j$ttdmW['wofor$m*\* v***'yujt DUDUY FIEID MALONE. laid to Be Slated for ?o( fleeter of Nw Yerk *ort 191* American Press Association. Dudley Field Malone, third assistant secretary of state, son-in-law of Senator James O'Gorman of New York, is the man at present most prominently mentioned as the successor of John Purroy Mitcbel as collector of the port of New TOrk. He, it is generally believed, will be apboosting pointed by Secretary McAdoo with the consent of President Wilson. The resignation of Mr. Mitchel will be accepted in the very near future. FOSSTON IS CHAMPION By Defeating Crookston Last Saturday They Won Undisputed Title Have Not Lost a Game BEAT BEMIDJI BY 7 TO 6 SCORE By winning from Crookston last Saturday by a decisive score the Fosston high school football team won the undisputed gridiron^oham- ^^gfi!^'^y^^^ k&&& -igs^a Ipjonshrp of ^ortuern^Minhes6ta:,for T*7TT""' T^" FZ' ing. In other words, tha books ta^W 3SIS 'season, i .v.Vs**^ 2l 5fS. 1!**!!^ Two^-^h^Aa^e to charge against the- receipts hold 'over bllla from the preceding year, and carried to a succeeding year obligations rightfully due in the year showing the surplus. In addition, the former administration had refused promotions, kept (employees at the lowest possible wages, and sacrificed efficiency for cheap methods of administration. Mr. Burleson promptly asked Congress to vote him an emergency appropriation of $600,000 to take care of obligations which should have been met by his predecessor, and then began his more liberal administration, which almost immediately resulted., in increased efficiency. When he had accomplished this he 'began from an even start to work isome of his reforms. One of his first actions was to increase the weight limit for the parcel post and to reduce parcel postage in the first and second zones. The public is familiar with these innovations. He next turned his attentions to the 'postmasters of the country. He found 2,200 vacant postmasterships of the presidential grade, :and some 300 additional, commissions have since expired. Prior to filling any of these positions, Mr. /Burleson, promulgated his famous order that'men applying for positions .as postmaster must be prepared to (drop all other work and give their entir attention to the work of the 'government.- This was revolutionary, since preceding administrations had regarded these lucrative position merely' as sinecures to be bestowed upon political favorites.. The real work of each office was conducted by the lower pair clerks, v:, Mr. Burleson's order has greatly -increased the efficiency of the ervice, and has relieved the department -of the necessity of hiring additional clerks to take care of increasing post roffice business. And he has obeyed ihis own rule by working always eight Tiours and sometimes twelve hours a Earlier in the season Fosfton de feated Bemidji by a one point margin, the local eleven giving them the best game that they have had this year. Each team was able to score onethe touchdown, Bemidji failing in its effort to secure the extra point. Fosston also failed to kick goal but the refree gave them another chance claiming that a Bemidji man was off side. The second attempt was successful, giving them the. game and the championship. This is the first time that Fosston has been able to land the high school championship, coming in the same year that boys from that city won the basketball championship of the state. The year has surely been a successful one in athletes at the the Fosston school. Bemidji's team this year was theWill lightest in the history of the school and this fact perhaps explains why it was not more Successful. While extremely light, the boys were fast and knew how to fight. They did not know what it was to give up and were defeated by the heavy Grand Rapids by only one touchdown. Bemidji defeated Thief River Falls, and lost to Grand Rapids, Fosston and Brainerd. The second team won from Blackduck. Coach Bestul is deserving of much credit for the work the team has done during the year. The. odds were entirely against him when he began the season work and he was forced to break in an entirely new backfield and he had only a few experienced linemen. The boys were light, but Bestul by hard work managed to teach them plays by which they were able to fool their heavier opponents. The Baptist Ladies Aid will be held in- the church parlors Wednesday November 12. A picnic lunch will be served at 5 p.m. A cordial invitation is extended to all. SCOOP being' on at the Brinkman this week^ 8/1 Prank Oruber and Kew Blga present a no^slty act which Is pleasing and Topa fopsey *nd dogs make a hit the curtain got* up. THE CUB REPORTER KAJTT OUt FOB BASKETBALL. Short Game Played Last Evening Between .Two Scrub Quints y Since basketball has become the chief attraction for the athletes of the city, the Bemidji Athletic club hall has been well crowded with young men of the city who are anxious to try for the teams that will be organised in Bemidji this winter. Last evening two scrub teams were picked from those present and a short game was played. Another basketball has been ordered and will be put into use as soon as It arrives. ON TO BEMIDJI! IS NOW SLOGAN Papers of Northern Minnesota Boosting Development Meeting To Be Held Here Soon. EDITORIAL IN DULUTH HERALD i Tells of Activity of OrganizationRecommends That Every County Be Represented. As the two days' convention of the Northern Minnesota Development association draws near the press of this section of the state is more and more for a successful meeting, and the general slogan is "On To Bemidji!" In a recent issue of the Duluth Herald that publication editorially says: The annual'meeting of the Northern Minnesota Development association will be held at Bemidji, its birthplace, Dec. 4 and 5. There ought to be a rousing and fully attended meeting and it"" is none too early to begin an agitation that will result in having every county and so fa&^eM^Jg every community in Northern Minnesota represented .there. Done Splendid Work. The N.'-M. D. A. has done splendid pioneer work. In the brief period of jjtev history Northern Minnesota Iwts/awakened,, -,t^r?A^n has begun thewwork^ at tri ah activity" aH along the line that will, ultimately, put to work every acre of.- fertile but now-perhaps,! idle lands of this northern empire. And to that incalculate degree, the credit for this awakening is due to Northern Minnesota Development association. But though the movement which it was created to make is well under way, the work of the N. M. D. A., is by no means ended, nor are7 Its possibilities for gopd exhausted or-even diminished. Never, indeed, were they greater. More To Be Done. There is stfll a great work to betorium, done, through the legitimate and to (Continued en Pace LAND HE TOMORROW Be Conducted By Theodore Nelson of State Auditors Office At Court House 310,000 ACRES TO BE SOLD About .310,000 acres of state lands will be' offered at public auction in the county seats of the state in which the lands are located this month. Theodore Nelson, will conduct most of tne sales. He offered 25,00 acres in Koochiching county Nov. 10, at International Falls. Tomorrow morning he will conduct a sale at the court house and after that will appear successively Nov. 13. Park Rapids, Hubbard county Nov. 14, Walker, Cass county Nov. 17,at Grand Rapids, Itasca county N6y. 18, Two Harbors, Lake county Nov. 19, Duluth, St. Louis county Nov.amination 21, Aitkin, Aitkin county Nove. 22,' Brainerd, Crow Wing county Nov. 24, Roseau, Roseau county, FOR RENTLarge furnished front room enquire 719 Beltrami ave. ^ISllPtlPi '*$ Jllrfey^lgfc^A BEMIDJL MINN., TUESDAY EVENING^OVEMBEE 11, 1813. =3= EVIC TS GO TO WALKER New Law Prevents Contracts For Prison Manufactured Produots ^Fanning to Be Substitute. -3 START WORK JANUARY FIRST Twenty-five oonvicts are to he sent to state lands near Walker, Minn., from the state penitentiary at Stillwater, to begin a system f intensive state farming, and .land reclamation, according to plans announced today by the state board of control, which is compelled to find, employment for more than- 4SQ men after January The new laws prevent the prison from taking contracts and tfee-ahoe contract -will accordingly he dropped. The announcement ef1 the,' new plan was made after the bparjtt had purchased 160 acres adjotolriff the prison farm at Stillwater. Th^. land will be farmed. The board has other lands adjoining state institutions and owns a large tract near the state sanitarium at Walker. The men prisoners will be sent there to clear the1 land and put in Crops. Only the prisoners with best records-will'be sent to the farms. If the first detachment makes a success of the venture, others will be sent out. BENNETT HERE SATURDAY First of Redpath Lyceum Bureau Entertainments To Take Place This Week LECTURE--UTH^MAN WHO CAN" William Rainey Bennett, will give his lecture, "The Man Who Can." at the Methodist church jaext Saturday evening. This will bethe first of a series of three entertainments to befine. givetf throughout the winter by theof Redpath'Lyceum Bureau. The series will include Kryl, who is one of the three greatest cornet flayers in the world and Ratto, in character studies from life. i Dn Bennett has held three pastor CMcago, 111.. Darlington. Wis., recalled jhlM stace^fie*enteredthe^lec^ turing field. For five years he had, the largest popular following of !any preacher in the state of Indiana,j crowding the largest auditorium.ih a city of 30,000 to utmost with all kinds and conditions of men and women. His sermon-lecture were published in full as a feature of the News-Tribune. Some of these lectures found their way to San Francisco and New Yprk^ where they were widely published. Mr. Bennett's voice is a rich robust tenor, which without strain reaches the uttermost part of tent or audihis softest tones carrying easily. He is always at his best. His entertainment, for he is an entertainer of the highest type, is a series of song* story and solid substance, mingled with the touch of a master. Bennett is regarded by Governor Osborn, Governor Hlch and Judge Lindsey as the greatest lecturer they have every heard. The Woman's Study club is bringing Bennett here without the slightest idea of making money, it expects only to clear expenses. It is for the purpose of bringing something out of the ordinary to Bemidji, that the club has contracted With the Lyceum bureau. It has been announced that those who have not yet purchased their season tickets for the series of entertainments may have the privilege of securing them from members of thethe club or at Netzers Drug store. To Have New Postmaster On Saturday November 13, a U. S.series civil service examination will be held Pinewood for the purpose of seis curing a fourth class postmaster for that place. Applications for this exmust be made on prescribed form number 1753, which can be obtained at the Pinewood postoffice. Applicants should send their apr plLjitions to the commissioner seven ^Ss^sfe: Ht* "Was If Good floss Seflse"?fc It Was Not "i ii I I I' I II SHORT CUT A SUCCESS 3$** j*1*~ Manager Gemmell Says New Entrance To Brainerd Is Success f' While in Bemidji yesterday W. H. Gemmell, general manager of the Minnesota and International railroad was asked whether the new curve In the line leading to Brainerd has been put in use, to which question he replied. "The hew cut off giving an improved entrance to Brainerd was placed in operation a week ago Sunday, and was a gerat success." Mr. Gemmell added that business on the Minnesota and International was holding up well and that the prospects for the winter were very encouraging. SEASON FOR BIG GAME NOW OPEN Yesterday the big, game season opened in Minnesota and from now on to the first of December, the Northern Minesota woods -}will be alive with hunters on the trail of the antlered tribe. The annual, exodus of hunters started about three days ago and ever since there has been a steady stream of red coats pouring into the North woods where .the moose and deer abound. The "Minnesota game laws allow but one deer and one moose to each hunter. If one hags more than the law allows he is subject to a heavy To' watch for such infractions the law, game wardens and their deputies will be well distributed throughout the state for tht next twenty days. In spite of precautions, it is expected that the usual^number of accidents and fatalities will result this season. A few accidental .shootings every year have become apart of the hunting season.-.Most"of the hunter^ are protect themselves^ It 1s estimated that'nearly 1,000 men are now out in the woods of Beltrami and Koochiching .counties. County Auditor George this morning said, that more than 600 licenses had been disposed of already and that thla years sale would far exceed that of last year. It is reported that several deer have already been, shot in the vicinity of Bemidji, but as yet none have been shipped in. Many Bemidji hunters are now instinence the woods IfW'^^^v^^^^^^w^f^wa^^^^^^i^^ -1* Hunters Now Out Battalions After Deer And Moose-MJQO licenses Have Been Issued 5r 'I fc. RED COATED HEN FILL WOODS Beltrami County Forests Visited by Hundreds of Those who' Seek to Down Antlcrcd Prix* itin season^os|j) the Win^ep^e^^ig giyiug Total Now Up To Two Hundred and Fifty MarkTwenty More Signing Last Evening TO BEGIN FOUR NIGHT SERIES Another "full house''greeted A. Rankin, temperance advocate, when he began his lecture last evening, The Man That Sells Liquor." Mr. Rankin said that the liquor license system used today has been handed down from the fourteenth century and is now out of date. Twenty more were caused to sign pledge, bringing the total up toer the 250 mark in a little more than a week. Tonight Mr. Rankin will begin a of four lectures entitled, "How To Enforce the Liquor Laws." This anew phase in the temperance reform movement. Mr. Rankin said today that these are the best of hisFIske, LILLIAN RUSSELL. Actress Will Refuse to Pay Income Tax to Uncle 8am. BECAUiEDENIED THE BALLOT Lillian Russell VVill Refuse to Pay Tax on kicome of $100,000. Kansas City, Nov. ll.^As5 a protest against the denial of the ballot to women, and as a means bfsarouBln American .women to the pitch of nearmilitant'methods, Lillian Russell, the actress, says-she will*refuse to pay46 her income tax to the federal governTnent Miss 'Russell' made- thie announcement at a dinner at the home of her cousin, H. H. Watts, given in honor, of the birthday of the actress' husband. Her Income is said to exceed S1Q0,- 000 a year. IS CAMPAIGN SPEAKER A. C. Rankin, Temperance Advocate, Has Taken Part In Every Presidential Election Since 1884'J STUMPFiB THEN FOR BLAINE During every presidential campaigf sinci 4^ 4 when Blaine was a candl4te, Av '.\C. Rankirf who this a ^ies ofteinpeirance lCcturee in _BemldjTas stumped^for the Republican party. J-^r & Mr. Rankin is proud of the fact that he is an old time Republican. A year ago he-gave many speeches urging the election of President Taft. He has never sought nor held any elective or appointive political office, and"outside of his campaign work every four years devotes all of his inline-to .temperance reform work 3^ is: a' believer in^total aband the pledge and constitutional prohibition in the state. In 1896 Mr. Rankin took an active part In the congressional fight between Judge Page Morris and Charles A: Towne, during which campaign he spoke in Duluth twice. Once being during the first part'of" the uTessM many lectures, and have received the an opportunity of doing so this even- best results, ing when she will appear in a five reel motion picture Teas of The The ladies of the M. E. church will D'Urhervilles. Mrs. Flake is said to give their annual oyster supper and be most attractive in this picture days before the date of the examlna- Christmas sale, Wednesday, Decern- There will be a matinee tomorrow tioh. ^:j "3'S^- ./A. _ir ber 3, in -the basement of the church, afternoon. v' :t first campaign and again near its close. At these meetings 5,000 voters were in attendance. They were given in theA car barns. Mr. Rankin is known as the "moulder orator," he being a stove moulder before taking up lecturing. He at one time addressed a gatherof 8,000 voters In St. Paul and it has been estimated that 1,500 votes were changed by his talk. He has been often refered to aslodge the best vote getting speaker in thethe Republican party. Mr. Rankin is an authority on the money question and also on the tariff. Mr. Rankin was the first treasurof the Federation of Labor being elected in 1881. He was not a candidate for election a year later. He was a delegate to the first meeting of the federation. At The Grand Those who have never seen Mrs. the famous actress will have Bf^'HOP meetn ii FORTY CENTSPEE MONTI BAILEOANKS SJJIASfAltOEN Ifemidji Protector of State Game and^-^S Fish Laws Makes Splendid Eecord According to Biennial Report '^tC^Z. ft- RANKS AU0NO FOUR BEST KEsU w^M^i tJt^'-SS" Has Secured Forty-Six (Sonvictioiii^y Af-*'-'f Received |542 in FinesCaused 205 Days In Jail Sentences. '-'1*H?e*'" According to the biennial report of the board of state game and fish commissioners, s. C. Bailey, of Bemidji, Inspector of game wardens, but who until recently was a deputy *&t warden, has a record for protecting the game laws of the state equal to: any official employed by the commission. Three Equal Record. Only one man, George E. Wood, the deposed game" warden at Hibbing," has made abetter record since 1910, and only two have caused as manyarrests and convictions, these being Warden Centerwall, with 47 arrests and $450 in fines, and inspector of,.. Game Wardens T. J. lorey, of Duluth, who has made 30 arrests and collected $1,262 in fines, as against arrests by Warden Bailey and $542 in fines. Made Many Arrests iPormer Warden Wood secured 186 .\-i arrests, a hundred more than those '.r. of any twol wardens of the commis- sion... Thefinescollected by Wood amounted to $2,952. He was released from the service of the commission following an investigation of his work as a warden. The number of arrests for violations of the game laws during the .1 biennial period ending July 31, 1912, was 1,126 convictions, 1,002 acquittals, 63, and dismissals, 41. The amount of fines, collected was $16,391.28 number if days served by those convicted, 2,- 440, and there are 30 cases pending. Receipts Since 1910. The receipts from Dec. 1, 1910,: iFJs Ji* if f', -4 ad* fi C"& rt ,&\~z toJuly 3-Lr 1912, were $134,443t: ~i' The disbursements for that period oufc of all funds were $ 177,4#K86 oatrolthe general fund,_$i2^Sfcl-.i The salary and expenses of the state' executive a|fent amounted to, $4274. 94 while the salaries and expenses of all^ the ^deputy game wardens in the state amounted to $95,819106. WILL 0EGANIZE SOON L. 0. 0. M. Will Have Lodge Here In Near Future Just as soon as the charter which has been ordered for the organization,,of the Moose lodge in Bemidji is received the members will he notified of the date of the initiation. International Falls Members have sent worid- that theyfwill atten the Som Bemidji'sd most prominent men have decided to enter the lodge as charter members. number of Unique entertainments have been planned. for the winter months. The pictures showing a few* club houses, bands and degree teams of the order, which have been placed in the window of the Harry Mayer dairy lunch are attracting a great deal of attention. Charter members will be allowed admittance to the. for $5, but after the initiation application fee will be $25. WARNLNGER BUYS CHICKENS Nine Thoroughbreds Added to Flock of Eleven Buff Plymouth Rocks Nine more Buff Plymouth Rocks have been added to the flock of thoroughbred chickens owned by Dr. J. A. Warninger of this city. Mr. Warninger purchased the flock, which won second prize at the State Fair from Mrs. M. E. Ellison and son of St. Anthony's Park Minnesota. Six pullets, one cocker3l and two hens comprise the new flock which has been purchased and makes a total of 20 thoroughbreds which will be used r|| for breeding purposes. Together with these valuable chickens Mr. Warninger has 30 scrubs which he will dispose of in order to devote his entire time to the of the more valuable specles.5*5care i J* I' M. rt'

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