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VOLUME XIV, NO. 108.
BIDS OF GOOOMA,
AND LOITVEO ARE
Sewer and Water Main Extension
Contracts Let Below Engi
PAVING IS LET AT TWO
CENTS ABOVE ESTIMATE
Lake Shore Road and Bridge Matter
Again Considered Special
Goodman & Loitved, Bemidji con
tractors, outbid a large field of con
tractors from otner cities, and were
awarded the contracts for the con
struction of storm sewer, sanitary
sewer, water extension and paving
at the meeting of the city council last
All the bids, with the exception of
paving bid, were below the city engi
neer's estimate. The paving bid was
about two cents above the estimate,
but since the estimate was made the
cost of cement has increased 15 cents
A large number of citizens and con
tractors attended the meeting of the
council to witness the opening of the
Storm Sewer $2,004.50.
For a storm sewer on Bemidji av
enue from Fourth street to Seventh
street and on Beltrami avenue from
Tenth street to Eleventh street,
Goodman & Loitved were awarded the
contract at $2,004 50. Their bid
was as follows: For 15-inch pipe, 80
cents a foot 12-inch pipe, 65 cents
a foot 10-inch pipe, 60 cents a foot
15x10 y's at $2.10 12x10 y's at
$1.80 one-quarter bends at $1 40
manholes at $38 and inlets at $16.
Other firms bidding on this work
were the Robinson, Vanalstein Co,
of Grand Forks and the Pastoret Con
struction company of Duluth. The
latter firm bid $2,309 and the former
bid was higher.
Sanitary Sewer $8,130.68.
Goodman & Loitved were awarded
the contract for the construction of
a sanitary sewer from Sixth to Thir
teenth streets on America avenue to
Beltrami avenue on Thirteenth street,
on Beltrami avenue from Twelfth to
Fourteenth streets and on Minne
sota avenue from Ninth to Thirteenth
streets. Their bid was $8,130.68.
The engineer's estimate was $8,400.
Goodman & Loitved bid $1.38 for
eight-inch pipe, $55 per manhole and
$107 for flush tanks Other bids for
this contract were submitted by
Kircher Bros of St Paul, Grand
Forks Construction company, H. F.
Bosworth of Ada, Pastoret Construc
tion company of Duluth, John Mc
Donald of Duluth, Robinson, Vanal
stein Co., of Grand Forks and William
Frazer of St Paul.
Water Mains $1,269.60.
Goodman & Loitved were awarded
the contract for the extending of wa
ter mains on America avenue to the
corner of the St Hilaire Lumber com
pany property to the Koors Bros, new
building Their bid was $1,269.60.
The William C. Frazer company of
St. Paul submitted a bid of $1,310.
The Goodman & Loitved bid was as
follows: Four-inch pipe, $1.48
hydrants, $58 gate valve, $14 spe
cials, six cents a pound.
Paving Contract $11,030.
Goodman & Loitved were awarded
the contract for paving on Beltrami
avenue from Tenth to Thirteenth
street and on Bemidji avenue from
Fourth to Seventh streets on a bid
amounting to about $11,030. Their
bid was as follows: $1.22 per
square yard of paving, 40 cents per
lineal foot of curb, 50 cents per cubic
yard for removing surplus earth. The
engineer estimated, that there would
be about 9,000 square yards of pav
ing, 2,000 lineal feet of curb and 1,-
000 cubic yards of surplus earth.
Others bidding for this contract were
George E. Kreatz of Bemidji, Farn
ham Bros, company of Minneapolis
and Robinson, Vanastein company of
(Jet Cement Contract.
Goodman & Loitved were awarded
the contract for cement work in the
city for 1916. There were no other
bids submitted. Their bid was nine
cents per square foot for sidewalk, 25
cents per lineal foot for curbing and
14 cents per square foot for street
and alley crossings. They had the
contract last year at the same fig
On the motion of Alderman Lahr
at the meeting last evening the elec
tric lights in the city hall will be
placed on a meter.
A petition signed by residents for
Awarded City Contracts
Fe^aving And Sewers
lively through the columns of
the Pioneer. These homes
take no other local paper.
There are but 54 homes in
Bemidji which are paying
subscribers to other local pa
pers, which are not now
reached by the Pioneer, ac
cording to a canvass recently
completed by a Pioneer rep
lights on Dalton avenue from 21st to
24th street was referred to the light
The bond of Louis Schadiow, who
was awarded the contract for clean
ing, sweeping and sprinkling the
streets was ordered filed
A petition for the grading of
Twelfth street between Dalton and
Norton avenues, was referred to the
Jacob Goldberg was granted a li
cense as a junk dealer.
Frank Pogue was granted a license
to operate a jitney buss.
City Engineer Swinson submitted
an estimate of $545 for the improving
of the road west of Fourth street The
city clerk was authorized to advertise
for bids, to be returned at the next
regular meeting of the council.
On the motion of Alderman Bailey,
President Lycan appointed a commit
tee of three to meet with the old sol
diers to plan for a Memorial Day pro
gram The committee is composed
of Alderman Bailey, Alderman Miller
and Mayor Charles Vandersluis City
Attorney Russell was instructed to
draw up a resolution for the appro
priation of a sum not to exceed $50
for Memorial Day expenses.
Bridge Matter Up.
A communication from W Gem
mell, general manager of the Minne
sota" & International railway, submit
ting a plan for the bridge over the
inlet of the Mississippi and the using
of the present Bemidji avenue outlet,
opened the discussion of the proposed
Lake Shore street and the new
bridge over the Mississippi river. Af
ter much discussion the council ad
journed to next Monday evening
when a special meeting will be held
to take seme action in the construc
tion of the bridge and street. City
Engineer Swinson was requested to
prepare estimates as to the cost of
the projects proposed.
To Remove Tracks.
Mr Gemmell in his letter proposed
track changes on Bemidji avenue so
as to make the railroad crossing
there less dangerous. He proposed to
remove all except one track. The
steel tower and several light poles
would have to be removed and the
street would be placed on the same
level with the Minnesota & Inter
national bridge. Mr. Gemmell in his
letter stated that he believed that the
work would cost less than any other
project He stated that the railroad
could not consistently open Second
street for a street crossing as it would
so cut up their yards as to make them
Several of the aldermen stated that
they had received complaints from
farmers and others on account of
switching at the pressent crossing
frightening teams. It was pointed
out that it is dangerous for a woman
or a child to drive a team over the
"The council had better resign if
the present location of the bridge
and the dangerous crossing is re
tained," said Alderman Bailey. "The
people won't stand for it."
Oscar B. Thompson and his mother,
Mrs Bertha Thompson, of Canby,
Minn., have moved on their farm in
Maple Ridge township.
J. L. George, county auditor, who
went to Chicago several days ago, is
expected to return to Bemidji tomor
Take advantage of a want ad
Solos, Recitations and Readings on
Program to Be Given
DEAN VANCE OF UNIVERSITY
TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT TALK
Law School Head Accepts Invitation
to Speak Here Graduation
Dean William Reynolds Vance
of the law school of the Univer
sity of Minnesota will give the
commencement address at the
graduation exercises to be held
at the Grand theater June sec
ond, according to an announce
ment made this afternoon by Su
The program for the Senior Class
Day which will be held June first,
was announced today at the high
school It includes selections, solos,
readings and recitations and every
member of the class will take part.
To Give Oration.
Leroy Mattson will deliver the
class oration, Miss Edna Buckland
will give the class prophecy, Delbert
Woods will give the class poem and
Marjorie Shannon will give the class'
will. Miss Lenore Ryan wrll sing the
The class will give a pantomine
in which the characters will be as
Scene OneFreshmen: Mildred
Richardson, Edna Anderson, Earl Mc
Iver, Leroy Matson, Will Ward So
phomore, Miss Edna Buckland Jun
ior, John Stechman Senior, Alec
Cameron, Professor Dyer, Harold
White, Mi^s Loe, Marjorie Shannon.
Scene TwoSophomores, Dollie
Koors, Helen Jones, Irma Dye, Alec
Cameron, Delbert Woods.
Scene Three Juniors, Corrine
Carlson, John Stechman, Will Ward
and Lucile Moritz guestsLaura
Hazen, Delbert Woods, Rachel Ger
hnger and Earl Mclver.
Quartet to Sing.^^,caWWM^
Scene four will be a commencement
program at which all members will
receive diplomas. Seniors will be
Dollie Koors, Alec Cameron, Carrol
Knox, Corrine Carlson, Edna Buck
land, John Stechman, Will Ward and
The senior quartet composed of Ed
na Anderson, Edna Buckland, Alec
Cameron and Will Ward, and the
class orchestra under the direction of
Leroy Matson will furnish the music
for the program.
The program was arranged by Lu
cile Moritz, Jeanette Stechman
COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
HOLDS REGULAR MEET
The county board of education held
a regular meeting at the court house
Monday afternoon. Reports of
schools closing, applications for
schools for next year and routine
matters were considered. The coun
ty board is composed of A. E. Rako,
chairman of the board of county
commissioners, Earl Geil, county
treasurer, and W. B. Stewart, county
superintendent of schools.
BEMIDJI NAVAL MILITIA
TO GIVE ANNUAL BALL
The Bemidji Naval Militia is issu
ing invitations for its annual ball
which will be given at the city hall,
May 19. The committee in charge
of the dance is^composed of Whitney
Brown, Edwin Simons, Carroll
Hill, Remson Bell and William Mc
Milton S Lamoreaux of Chicago,
sales manager of the Bemidji Box
factory, is visiting in the city today.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAT 2, 1918.
BE HELD TODAY
General Scott Receives Instructions
From Washington President
RESULT MAY BE DEAD
LOCK AND ADJOURNMENT
Pershing Concentrating and Dispos
ing Forces as Though Attack is
El Paso, May 2.Instructions were
received by General Scott from Presi
dent Wilson today.
The final Obregon-Scott conference
will probably be held this afternoon.
President Wilson has not changed
his stand that the American troops
will not be withdrawn at this time.
It is believed at the conference to
day, Scott will tell Obregon of the
decision of the United States. Obre
gon will politely say that he is un
able to discuss anything else and the
conference will be deadlocked.
The conference will then probably
Columbus, May 20.General Per
shing is concentrating and disposing
of his forces as though an attack is
imminent. He is not taking any
chances. He is acting as nuder ac
tual war conditions.
Break From Canadian Internment
Camp Rumored That They May
Have Started Big Fires.
St Paul, Minn., May 2.That the
escape of six Germans from an in
ternment camp at Lathbridge, was
connected with two mysterious west
ern Canada fires, aggregating $1,000,-
000 loss, was a rumor,on this side of
the border which became stronger to
day when messages to Canadian
newspaper correspondents returned
unanswered. Theraegta&gesasked for
confirmation of the connection, of the
incidents. It was"thought the Cana
dian censor prohibited connection be
tween the incidents.
Tunnelling for 110 feet, four feet
under the ground, six Germans es
caped from the Lethbridge interment
prison. The tunnel was dug with
stolen kitchen utensils. A goodly
supply of rations was taken by the
men, the government admitted.
Both fires were in grain elevators.
Messages received here referred to the
fires as "mysterious," but gave no de
At Medicine Hat, Alta., fire de
stroyed the Lake of the Woods Mill
ing Co., with a loss of $500,000.
The property of the Rice Malting
Co., Chicago, at St. Boniface, Man.,
was burned, 300,000 bushels of grain
being destroyed. The damage is re
ported under half a million dollars.
FEDERAL COURT AT
FERGUS FALLS TODAY
The Federal term of court opened
at Fergus Falls this afternoon at four
o'clock with the calling of .the Fed
eral grand jury. Several Bemidji
men are attending the court sessions.
There are many criminal cases in
volving the introduction of liquor in
to Indian "Lid" territory to be tried
in the court.
That the boating season for the Be
midji division of the Minnesota Na
val Militia will be opened next Mon
day, was the substance of an an
nouncement made by Lieutenant E.
A. Barker at a regular drill of the
company last evening.
The same crews for the two whale
boats and the cutter were assigned
for this season as were delegated last
season. Militia members are ordered
to report at the dock at seven-thirty
o'clock next Monday night.
Integrity of the United States Can
not Be Hampered With, Says
PRAYS THAT COUNTRY BE
NOT DRAWN IN WAR
Colonel Claims That He Has Done
Nothing to Make Crisis a
Washington, May 2 America, re
awakened in national spirit through
lessons of the war in Europe, was the
theme of an address of President Wil
son yesterday at the opening of the
national service school military en
campment for young women.
Honor is Sacred.
In concluding, the president spoke
a warning that the honor and in
tegrity of the United States cannot be
tampered with. He prayed that the
country should not be drawn into
war, but declared that if it should
be, "in the great voice of national en
thusiasm which would be raised, all
the world would stand once more
thrilled to hear the voice of the new
world asserting the standard of jus
tice and liberty."
The president expressed confidence
that in time of trouble the great
mass of foreign born citizens of the
United States would be loyal.
New York, May 2.Colonel Theo
dore Roosevelt on his return here last
night from Chicago, issued a state
ment expressing gratification at the
reception of his views on "prepared
ness, national duty and Americanism"
in the middle west. Colonel Roose
velt declared he is not interested in
the political fortune of himself and
others, and after outlining the princi
ples advocated in recent speeches.
Time of Crisis.
"It cannot be said too often that
this is a time of crisis in the nation's
career. We are now laying down the
foundation and the controlling lines
of a new era in our history. Every
thing I can do will be done to see
that the people west and east realize
the facts and act accordingly.
"By no act of mine, by no word of
mine, has this grave question been
involved in factional politics. In
every state in which the law governs
such matters, I have promptly with
drawn my name from all factional
"As regards myself, I do not be
lieve the delegates ought to nominate
me at Chicago unless they are pre
pared whole-heartedly and without
reserve to make the fight along the
lines above outlined."
FOUR WOLF BOUNTIES
ISSUED BY COUNTY
Four wolf bounties were issued in
the officer of the county auditor Mon
day. They were issued to Matt Mey
ers of Grant Valley, C. W. Welsh of
Graceton, Herman Klapnes of Mal
colm and D. C. Hasbrook of Roose
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
TO GIVE ANNUAL BALL
Invitations have been issued for
the annual ball of the K. of C, No.
1544 of Bemidji which will be given
at the city hall, Friday evening. The
music will be furnished by the Bur
HEARING IN GROTTE
ESTATE IN COURT
Judge M. A. Clark of the probate
court this morning held a hearing on
claims in the estate of Ole B. Grotte.
Richard Bush from Brainerd ar
rived in Nymore Saturday afternoon
and will visit several days with Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Olson.
Somebody's Mother And Somebody's Mother-in-Law Are Not The Same "HOP
OPENS GHIGAGO OFFICE
The following from the Stillwater
Gazette is of interest to Bemidji peo
George A. Lammers returned last
night from Lammers, Wash., where
he spent the winter. He brought
with him an announcement that
the Shevlin-Hixon compan, of which
T. A. McCann is general manager,
will open its, Chicago office in the
Continental and Commercial build
ing on May 1, with A. W. Lam
mers in charge. The company will
handle the highest quality of Cali
fornia white pine. The company is
equipped to load forty cars of white
pine under cover at one time.
ON TAX CANVASS
Assessors in Beltrami county Mon
day commenced the listing of real
property with reference to its value
and the assessing of personal prop
erty. A special effort is being made
to induce people to make their re
turns on personal property. The
success of the assessor in equalizing
the burden of taxation depends on
the willingness of the people to do
WILLIAM C. TITUS
IS NYMORE ASSESSOR
William Titus was elected vil
lage assessor at a meeting of the Ny
more village council held last eve
ning in the Willis Nye office at Ny
J. H. Martin, who was elected at
the village election, failed to qualify
for the position.
Assessor Titus was instructed to
complete the assessment as soon as
possible to allow the final vote on an
nexation to be taken at the primary
election in June.
COMMERCIAL CLUB TO
HOLD MEETING TONIGHT
The Bemidji Commercial club will
hold an important meeting in the
club rooms tonight at eight-thirty
o'clock. Representatives from or
ganizations of railway workmen and
representatives of the railways are
expected to be present to discuss the
pending railway strike. Other im
portant matters will be discussed.
The condition of Archdeacon Heman
F. Parshall who is seriously ill at his
home in Cass Lake, is unimproved
this afternoon. Dr. Colter of Wa
dena, a specialist, has been called and
is expected to arrive in Cass Lake to
BAPTIST CHURCH TO
HOLD BANQUET TONIGHT
The- annual church banquet and
roll call of the Baptist church will be
held at the church tonight, beginning
at seven-thirty o'clock. An excellent
program has been prepared for the
occasion. JUNIOR BASEBALL
A junior baseball league has been
formed in the Bemidji schools and
will be composed of teams from the
fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth
grades. The various teamS will hold
individual meetings for the purpose
of electing managers and captains.
A game will be played tonight in
the senior high school league be
tween the freshmen and sophomores.
Mrs. G. A. McDonald and daughter,
Marion, of Winipeg, Canada, are vis
iting at the Frank McManus home on
'50MEBOWS MOTHER. \i
RIGHT-T TH' WIPES-
iHrtD TO SNEAK \T OUT
trt'ALUEV WAVTO DONATE
FOBTY CENTS PEB MONTH
TO UNITED STATES
Will Probably Be Dispatched
This Country Today or
FIVE HUNDRED REBELS
KILLED IN DUBLIN REVOLT
Gerard Returns to Berlin From the
Headquarters of the
Berlin, May 1.Germany's answer
to the United States note is com
pleted. It will probably be sent to
night or tomorrow.
The situation is not changed. It
is believed that there is no danger of
an immediate break.
Dublin, May 2.At least 500
rebels were killed and 1,500 were
wounded in the seven days fightings
in the streets of Dublin. Officers say
that the estimate is conservative.
Dublin hospitals are overflowing.
Berlin, May 2.Ambassador Ger
ard arrived from the kaiser's head
Berlin, May 2.(Official)Fierce
French attacks near Fort Douamont
and the Cailette Woods have been
Paris, May 2. (Official)In a
successful offensive near Fort Doua
mont, Saturday and Sunday, the
French captured 1,000 yards of Ger
OVER THE WIRE
Thief River Falls, Minn., May 2.
Through the efforts of County Attor
ney O. Kjomme and Detective De
laney, imported for the purpose of se
curing evidence against alleged boot
leggers, wholesale arrests followed
here, an even dozen warrants being
issued. All were bound over to the
grand jury under bonds of $200
Washington, May 2.The admin
istration fight for the senate Philip
pine bill with its Clarke amendment
authorizing independence for the isl
ands with four years, was lost last
night in the house by a vote of 213
Chicago, May 2.Eleven thousand
employes of the International Har
vester plant at Blue Island are strik
ing. Two thousand more went out
St Paul, May 2.The state today
loaned the city of St. Cloud $100,000
to build a high school.
St. Paul, Minn., May 2.Secretary
of State Schamahl today filed for re
nomination. His platform is his past
St. Paul, Minn., May 2.John Lind
has filed for railroad and warehouse
commissioner. Ira Mills, present
holder of the place, had filled for re
nomination. This John Lind is not
the former governor, but lives at
Lowry, Minn. He filed on the prohi
LUMBER MARKET IN
WEST IS VERY 600D
The lumber market in the west is
very good, according to B. W. Lakin,
superintendent of the logging de
partment of the Crookston Lumber
company, who returned this morning
from a trip to Oregon, California and
"Everyone appears to be feeling
very good in the west," said Mr. La
kin today. "The biggest trouble In
the lumber business is the securing
of boats and cars. Business outside
of the lumber business appears to be
"The South, epecially in Louisiana,
is booming. With the duty back on
sugar, the plantations have been op
ened and everything appears to be in
"I did not hear much war talk, ex
cept in Southern California where
they are of the belief that the United
States must intervene in Mexico.
"The South sentiment favored Wil
son while the West sentiment was
very much against him."
STATE OFFICER TO
BE HERE TOMORROW
G. M. Cesande, assistant state su
perintendent of schools, will be in
the city tomorrow. He will inspect
schools in Beltrami county for sev