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MESSAGES SWAMP ARCHBISHOP IRELAN Congratulations Today Pour in on St. Paul Man Who Quietly Celebrates Golden Jubilee. RECEIVES $100,000 PRESENT Collected for Him From Priests of His Diocese Who Offer Gift as Tribute of Esteem. AGED PRELATE STILL ACTIVE Appears Not Older Than 60; Renowned for Generosity; Friend to Beggars; Gave Away Library. St.

Paul, Dec. marked the fiftieth anniversary of Archbishop Ireland's ordination to the priesthood. In deference to the expressed wish of the Archbishop no elaborate celebration of the golden jubilee was held, but the flood of congratulatory messages received during the day from archbishops, bishops, priests and prominent laymen throughout America afforded eloquent testimony of the love, respect and veneration in which the eminent St. Paul prelate is held by the people of all classes. 73 But Looks Only 60.

Archbishop Ireland passed his seventy-third birthday anniversary on September 11 last, but both mentally and physically appears to be in the prime of life. His hair is iron gray, and there are furrows in his forehead, but the casual observer would not guess his age at more than 60. The priests of the diocese have presented Archbishop Ireland with a purse of $100,000 in celebration of his golden jubilee. That the whole or at least the greater part of this large sum will be distributed in charity is regarded as certain by all those who are familiar with the extreme generosity of the Archbishop. All Beggars Get Something.

A priest who acted as Archbishop Ireland's secretary for some years: is authority for the statement that the prelate never turned a beggar from his door absolutely empty handed. He gives money to them with slight questioning, and seldom in amounts less than $1, the amount often being as high as $5 or $10. It is related of him that one evening in winter a forlorn-looking man came to his door and asked for a quarter. Fumbling i in his pockets for a minute the Archbishop brought up a $20 gold piece, and, handing it to the man with a smile, said, "That is a little more than you need tonight. Take it, use what you have to, and make the remainder the nucleus for the fortune which you have it in your power to win." Gives Away His Library.

Some years ago Archbishop Ireland was the possessor of the finest library in the Northwest. Shortly after the Hill seminary at McAlester got under way as a great educational institution it found itself much in need of books of reference. The matter having been called to the attention of the Archbishop, he, without the slightest hesitation, ordered his own library to be sent to the tution. His order was obeyed, and, with the exception of a dozen books, the whole valuable collection has ever since remained at the disposal of the students. The Young People's Society of the Swedish Lutheran church enjoyed a sleigh ride last evening chaperoned by Mr.

and Mrs. T. Thompson. After a drive around Lake Irving, the party went to the Thompson home where a lunch was served. Those of the party were the Misses Elsie Edd, Lydia Loffe, Annie Anderson, Dora Lundquist, Hulda Akwall, Effie Gord, Mrs.

Ellen Edd, and Messrs. Gus. Walburg, Rheiner Edd, H. Sherman and Carl Kvarna. JUSTICE BROWN TO TAKE OATH Father of Attorney Continues Member of Supreme Court.

On January 1, Justice Calvin L. Brown, father of Montreville E. Brown, the Bemidji attorney, will succeed himself as a member of the state supreme court. At that time Justice Charles L. Lewis leaves the bench, giving way to Judge P.

E. Brown, who was elected at the last general election to succeed Justice Lewis whose term of office now expires. The new term of Justice Calvin L. Brown, who was re-elected in 1910, will also begin January 1, when his former term expires, and: it is probable that the two Browns will take their oaths of office at the same time. Justice Lewis was defeated through the efforts of the attorneys and others from St.

Louis county, his home. He has served two six-year terms, having begun his service in 1900. He expects to return to Duluth to engage in the practice of law. Before his election to the Supreme Court he was one of the district judges at Duluth. The new justice, P.

E. Brown, comes from Luverne, where he has been district judge since 1891, having been appointed by Governor Merriam and since then thrice elected. He has been a resident of Luverne since 1883. Justice Calvin L. Brown has served on the supreme bench since January, 1900.

Before that he was judge of the district court in the Sixteenth district for thirteen years. His home is at Morris. GOVERNOR TO FILL 25 PLACES That Number of Vacancies Occur in State Board First of Year. Twenty-five vacancies which will occur on state boards January 1, will be filled by Governor Eberhart within the next ten days. In most instances the present holders will be reappointed, although a few changes will be made.

The vacancies will occur as follows: Name of Board. No. Baard of health 3 Board of medical examiners 3 for consumptives 2 Advisory commission sanatorium Board of pharmacy 1 Board of dental examiners 2 Board of veterinary medical examiners 1 Board of examiners of 3 Game and fish 1 Board of osteopathic examiners and 1 Live stock sanitary board 1 Board of examinery in optometry 1 State highway commission 1 Board of accountancy 1 Board of arbitration 3 LOUIS HILL WILL NOT RESIGN Denies Rumor That Weyelhauser is to Succeed Him January 1. Insistent rumors current in St. Paul at the land show that Louis W.

Hill, president of the Great Northern road, will retire from that position after Jan. 1 and that he is to be succeeded by Frederick E. Weyerhauser, were denied yesterday by Mr. Hill. The rumor current is that Mr.

Hill is to become the head of a St. Paul bank. Mr. Weyerhauser, who has been spoken of as Mr. Hill's successor, is the son of Frederick Weyerhouser, the lumberman, and is the active directing head of the vast Weyerhauser interests which are said to include investment of importance in the Great Northern property.

BRINKMAN THEATER OPENING Complete Change of Program in Vaudeville and Up-to-Date Moving Pictures. This popular playhouse introduces a complete change tonight and offers as its attractions Cary, DeGray and Offarrell, The Boy with the Big Voice, Will Hart, the black face comedian, a mirth maker. Mille Sidonce, The Brinkmanscope showing the best in motion pictures and the Kirkman orchestra. Colby for U. S.

Senator. Newark, N. Dec. are manifesting considerable interest in the meeting to be held by Progressive Republican League in this city tomorrow night to launch the boom of Everett Colby of West Orange for the United States senate. DISCOVERED! WILL-EE.

YOUR MOTHER IS CALLING you (Copyright. 1911.) PUPILS "ORATE" TONIGHT Fourteen to Strive for Declamatory Honors and Cash; Program Begins at 8 p. m. THREE JUDGES ARE NAMED Tonight in the High School assembly room, the preliminary declamatory contest will be held. Fourteen students have entered the contest, eight with humorous, and six with serious selections.

From these the two best- -one from each class -will be chosen to speak at the interscholastic declamatory contest, which will be held at Park Rapids next February. First and second prizes will be given to the students who average the highest. Owing to its length the program will begin sharply at 8 p. m. An admission fee of ten cents will be charged to get funds to carry on this declamatory work.

After the program begins the doors will be closed and no interruptions will be permited. Professor W. P. Dyer will preside. There will be three judges: M.

J. Brown, E. E. McDonald, and E. H.

Denu. SPEAR BIG FISH IN LOW WATER Residents of Thief River Catch Red Horse Weighing 12 Pounds. Thief River Falls, Dec. 21. -Men and boys are spearing many fish in the open places in the Red Lake river, which is unusually low for this season of the year.

Red lake is lower than ever known since white men arrived in the country. The one outlet is Red Lake river, and its feeder, being below its natural level prohibits much of a flow of water down the stream. The fish, as a consequence, are compelled to remain in the deeper spots in the river and it appears they exhaust the water of air to a certain degree and are coming to the water holes and open spaces about piers in the pond above the mill dam in this city and thus fall an easy prey to the spears. Red horse and other coarse fish are taken weighing as much as twelve pounds. Miss Pulitzer a Bride.

New York, Dec. Edith Louise Pulitzer, daughter of the late Joseph Pulitzer, the famous newspaper publisher who died aboard his yacht at Charleston, S. two months ago, today became the bride of William Scoville Moore, son of the late Major Clement C. Moore. LODGES JOINING IN SANTA CLAUS WORK Elks Alone Have Distributed From $5 to $10 in Each Family of List of About 20.

TO PROVIDE CHRISTMAS FOOD City, Fraternal Orders and Salvation Army Unite in Effort to Make Holiday Merry. SWEDBACK'S AID IN CAMPAIGN Make Personal Investigation of Needy Persons and Distribute Flour and Other Articles. BY SERVIA McKUSICK. In addition to the generous offerings which are being made daily by the people of Bemidji to the Salvation Army, to aid them in giving the poor of the city a cheerful Christmas, the various lodges have entered the worthy campaign, and though the last to be mentioned, are by no means the least, in sharing this work. Simpson Quits High Court.

St. Paul, Dec. (Daily Pioneer Special Wire Service) F. Simpson, elected last fall on the republican ticket to the Minnesota state supreme court, today resigned as a justice of that tribunal to resume the practice of law in his home city of Minneapolis. The resignation was accepted and Governor: Eberhart announced the appointment of Judge Andrew Holt of the Hennepin county district bench to succeed Justice Simpson.

Charles F. Jelley, former assistant attorney general, succeeds Judge Holt. MRS. MARY WAGNER IS DEAD Had Been Resident of Bemidji for 18 Years; Funeral Sunday. Mrs.

Mary Wagner, 74 yers old on Monday of this week, and for 18 years a resident of Bemidji, died at her home here, Fourteenth street and Irvine avenue, yesterday at 6:30 p. m. Mrs. Wagner has long been ill and the end, which was caused by a hemorrhage of the lungs, was not unexpected. Mrs.

Wagner was conscious to the end and her last words were to the effect that she was ready to go. The funeral is to be held at the residence at 2 p. m. Sunday, Dr. Marion Hursh of Cohasset, having charge of the services.

Mrs. Wagner was born in Noblesville, Indiana, her maiden name Mary E. Huntz-1 inger. In 1861 she became the bride of Peter Wagner. She is survived by four sons: Frank of Bemidji, E.

and Edwin both of Clairmont, Iowa, and Joseph of Red Lake Falls, all of whom will be here for the funeral. EARLY FIRE BURNS HOUSE Home of William Peckles Destroyed as Result of Heated Chimney. Fire broke out in the home of William Peckles, 231 Mississippi avenue, at 6 a. m. today, and in less than an hour, was completely burned, despite the prompt response of the fire department in answering the alarm and their efforts to save the building.

The cause of the fire is traced to an overheated chimney of an airtight stove in the front part of the house. Mrs. Peckles first saw the flames coming from the side of the wall nearest the stove and attempted to quench them with buckets of water. The alarm was then turned in, but by the time the department arrived on the scene, the flames were beyond control. About $75 worth of household furnishings were saved, the loss being slight in this line.

The house which was valued at approximately $400, had an insurance of $250. I MAXFIELD SUCCEED WELSH Named Immigration Commissioner Today Following Three Hours Meeting in St. Paul. MACKENZIE ONE OF 25 CONSID- Paul, Dec. Pioneer Special Wire Service) -H.

J. Maxfield of Wadena, who recently resigned as president of the Northern Minnesota Development association, was today appointed immigration commissioner to succeed the late George Welsh. The selection of Mr. Maxfield was made from a list of 25 applicants, The selection was announced after the immigration board, which consists of the governor, secretary of state and state auditor. had been in session for three hours.

It is understood that there were three candidates who received serious consideration at the hands of the commission, W. R. Mackenzie of Bemidji, being included in this list. Mr. Maxfield will assume his new duties at once.

300 HEAR UNTERMANN LECTURE Socialist Takes Shot at Washington and Says Better Days in Sight. About 300 persons heard Ernest I.termann deliver his Socialistic lecture on "Why Things Happen to Happen" at city hall Tuesday night. Mr. U'. termann reviewed world events and said two frequently historical characters are improperly idolized.

characters are improperly idolized. He said that George Washington was not all good and that "the Father of His Country" improperly obtained large tracts of land while acting as royal surveyor for King George. The speaker said present day economics conditions must give way to improvements and that these reforms would be brought about by the Socialists. The third in the series of Socialistic lectures will be given on January 2, when R. H.

Maynard of Lis Angeles, will speak. SWEDISH CHURCH COMPLETED Seats Installed and Regular Services to Be Held in New Edifice. The new edifice of the Swedish Lutheran church, Sixth street and America avenue, which was begun two years ago and which has been since used in an unfinished state, has been completed, the seats having been installed last week, Last Sunday the church was used for the first time since being completed. Christmas services are to be held in the new church. Elks Distribute Funds.

During the last week, the poor committee of the Elk's Lodge, consisting of Messrs. W. W. Brown, J. O.

Harris, and T. J. Burke, have distributed in cash from $5 to $10 each instance to 20 different families. Necessary arrangements have been made with the City Council, and Salvation Army, that no family in immediate need at this time shall be overlooked by Santa. or anyone household provided for beyond their share.

The lodge will also give necessary groceries to these people in time for their Christmas dinners. Other Lodges Busy. Other lodges are planning appropriations to be used in this cause, and the work is in the care of committees, no definite plans as yet being decided upon. Friday evening the Bemidji Dancing Academy gives a public dance in the city hall. The proceeds will be turned over to the Salvation Army which will buy provisions for the poor.

Among the most generous of the individual helpers, E. J. Swedback, president of the Security State Bank, and his wife, rank first. Mr. and Mrs.

Swedback have spent much time during the last week personally discovering deserving families in need, and themselves conducting the work of Santa Claus. Stove and Flour Given. An upright heating stove, which had been little used was sent to a women much in need of one, and seven families were presented with a sack of flour, and other groceries most needed. These lucky people will also be provided with Christmas dinners by these bountiful givers, and each basket will contain a home made cake. CONGRESS ADJOURNS TODAY Stops for Usual Holiday Recess, But Few Members Leave City.

Washington, D. Dec. Both houses of Congress adjourned today for the customary holiday recess. Some of the members living in near-by States will return home to spend Christmas, but the big majority of the senators and representatives will remain in the capital. Of late years the holiday season has become a period of great social brilliance in Washington and as a consequence very few of those prominent in public life, to say nothing of their wives and daughters, care to leave the city at this time.

Then, too, the abolition of railroad passes has been a potent influence in changing the old habit of the members of Congress in making frequent trips to and from their homes..

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