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THE BEniDJI DAILY PIONEER
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HOT THE WHOLE TRUTH
Washington does not appear to accept the Essary story of the "leak"
at Its face value, and the ugly word, "frame-up," is whispered. A far
more ugly word Is whispered in connection with Mr. Connolly, the partner
of the President's brother-in-law. Mr. Connolly swore that he wrote the
fateful telegram which no New York telegrapher appears to hare rereived.
Mr. Essary declared that he wrote it himself, that he himself took it to
the telegraph operator, and that Mr Connolly was not even in the office
when the message was sent.
There is no direct issue of veracity here between Essary and Connolly,
as there was earlier in the proceedings between Lawson and Chairman
Henrybut someone handled the truth with great carelessness. The
"leak" committee has been vested with unusual powers and even If the
committee is to go out of existence on March fourth, there would seem to
be no good reason why an action for perjury might not lie against any
witness who gave the committee false testimony.
The German crisis has relegated the "leak" Inquiry to the inside pages
and to the bottom of the column, but we suppose that, even when the na-
tional honor is being so sedulously thought of, there may be some persons
who will give attention to the honor of the partner of the President's
THE HON AND THE BABBIT
Once upon a time a big Lion met a Leopard in the jungle. The Leop-
ard asked the Lion why he roared so much.
"That's the way I got my reputation as the King of Beasts," said the
"You see I do my business openly with plenty of advertising. I al-
ways let the other fellows know I'm around, and they respect and fear me."
A Rabbit, hiding and shivering in the pampas grass near by, over-
heard this conversation and pondered over it all the next day.
So the Rabbit filled his lungs with a great breath and tried to roar
like a Lion.
He concluded it would be better to make tlie other animals fear him
than to live in constant terror himselt
A Coyote, learning of the Rabbit's whereabouts by his roar, hopped
onto the Rabbit and ate him up
Moral: The only one who can't aftord to advertise, is he who hasn't
the goods to back up his claims
CONTENTMENT? NO SUCH THING
We talk about contentment, but we know there is no such thing. Con-
tentment and discontent are constantly changing places. To be satisfied
with what we are and with what we have is to cease from growing.
"Sad will be the day," said Phillips Brooks, "for every man when he
becomes absolutely contented with the life that he is living, with the
thoughts that he is thinking, with the deeds that he is doing, when there
is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do some-
thing larger, which he knows that he was meant to do, because he is still,
in spite of all, the child of God
PEOPLE WILL DECIDE TOMORROW
Tomorrow is election day for the city of Bemidji and the voters will
be called upon to name a full set of city officers, members of the city coun-
cil, a new park commission and vote on an $8,000 bond issue for aiding the
new armory project.
The selection of the officials and the question of the issuance of the
bonds will be wholly in the hands of the voters to decide and the Pioneer
is confident that their jurgment will be for what is best and for the wel-
fare of Bemidji for the ensuing year.
If it comes to a matter of actual war there will be no hanging back
on the part of the American people, either native or foreign born. But
the man who labors in the factory and the field to produce the sinews of
war is just as important a cog in the national war machine as the one
who goes out to meet the enemy on the field of battle. Let us each one
strive to do OUR full duty, wherever and whatever that may be.
The Williams Northern Light is conducting a contest to choose a suit-
able name for the property on Zipple Bay, bought last fall and which will
be improved with outing facilities this spring for summer resort purposes.
Why not call it "Zipplein" and give the resorters a "high old time?"
American diplomatic interests in Germany will be confided to the
hands of Spain, the onlv nation with whom we have waged a war in more
than half a century The war with Spam is less than twenty years in his-
tory, yet we are turning to her now as to a firm friend
We just can't lost sight of Carranza. No sooner did the shadow of
Germany darken our horizon than the old duck conveyed his profound ad-
miration and good will to the kaiser. And everybody laughed.
If it is a fact that housewives will soon be unable to serve cabbage,
we at least have the consolation of knowing that we will be rid of the smell.
E. H. DENU
Will be over.
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
It is possible, though, that we may face the problem of getting our
own boys "out of the trenches by Christmas."
We have no use for the man who changes his job and his shirt once
Let every voter go to the polls tomorrow and vote his honest con-
That's the only way to cast a ballot in any election.
This is going to be a great year for Bemidji.
Going to "go" while the going is good.
Only one more day and then the
12 Ft. 14 Ft. and 16 Ft. Great Tamarack
Poles not lest tnaa 3 inch top delivered
in Bemidji. Will take car lots out side
of Bemidji, delivered at any siding.
I. P. BATCHELDER
a NKMieaota Ave. Phois ISO-W BemMJl, MUnn.
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archescontracted toesany foot troubl es at alllet the
Scholl Foot Expert, now at this store, show you how to over-
come them. There is,no charges for his services. Will be at
Knapp's Shoe StoreMon.-Tues.,Feb. 19-20,Only
We have go ne to considerable expense to have this Scholl
expe rt here to give his services free, and is visit here is
consequently very short. If you have not already seen him do
not loose any more time, but come in at once.
has been remarkably successful in his work and has
given hundreds of people quick relief and lasting comfort by
means of Dr. SoliolPs well known scientific appliances and
preparations. W urge you to come into our store before the
Scholl foot expert leaves and let him inspect your feet. His
services will cost you absolutely nothing and you will not be
asked to buy anything. You need not even be a customer of
this store. Eveyone is welcome.
Obtainr Genuine and Last
ing Foot Comfort
I makes no difference what treatments you may have
tried without successthe Scholl foot expert may be able
to he lp you. Tell him your foot troubl es and let him see what
he can do. I costs you nothing to find out. You have nothing
to lose, but everything to gainquick relief and lasting
If ou are now wearing arch supports or other appliances
let him readjust them free of charge.'
The Scholl foot expert does not operatedoes not cut
corns or callouses. But he does show you how to overcome
them by means of Dr. Scholl's wonderful scientific appliances
how von can wear vour xeeular size shoe without the
feeline that it is too short or too tight.
how von can become freed from the pain of corns,
bunions, callouses and cramps in the toes, and ball of
how vour ankles can be straightened and strengthened
without the necessity of wearing cumbersome braces.
how the annoyance and discomfort of perspiring feet
can be overcome in your own home.
how to rid yourself of all foot troubles, including pains
in the heels, ankles, and limbs: tired, aching feet
weak, or broken-down arches.
Seizefallen This Opportunity While
not make the mistake of waiting until the la st minute.
You may find others doing the same and yet getting in before
you. And when our store closes at the usual time, your
chance of seeing the Scholl expert and obtaining his free help
will be gone. So come early and receive his most careful and
KNAPP'S SHOE STORE
If you have cornscallous
es on the solesbunions
sudden cramps in the toes or
just back of themweak
anklespains in the heels,
ankl es and limbsfallen
311 Beltrami Ave.,
Authorized and to be paid for by
candidates whose names appear fol
lowing their respective announce
ments. Amount as stated before
H. M. CLARK
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for Alderman-at-Large for the
city of Bemidji, to be voted on at
the annual election Feb. 20. I fa
vor an economical and strictly busi
ness administration and solicit your
support at the polls. Respectfully,
H. M. Clark.
Having decided to become a can
didate for alderman-at-large at the
municipal lection, February 20, I
hereby respectfully solicit your vote.
I feel that I am well qualified for
the position and that my knowledge
of municipal affairs, gained while
serving as alderman of the third
ward, earns for me the consideration
of the voters. If elected it will be
my effort to assist in all ways pos
sible in conducting the city's public
A. T. CARLSON
I am a candidate for the office of
Mayor and take this opportunity of
making my announcement. The vo
ters know where I stand and that
I firmly believe in an economical ad
ministration and in a business-like
conduct of the city's affairs. Your
support at the polls election day will
he very much appreciated.
A. T. Carlson.
CHARLES W. VANDEESLUIS
I am a candidate for re-election as
Mayor of the City of Bemidji. Your
support February 20 will be appre
ciated. I ask it on the past year's
record as mayor of this city and if
re-elected will continue to conduct
the office along the same economical
lines as in the past.
Charles W. Vandersluis.
HUGH A. WHITNEY
FOR CITY CLERK
I am a candidate for the office of
City Clerk I have been a taxpayer
in this city for the past eight years
and solicit you support at the polls
election day. What you do will be
very much appreciated.
Hugh A. Whitney.
FOR CITY CLERK
I am again a candidate for the
office of City Clerk. My past record
is my best recommendation and be
cause of it I ask your support at the
coming election. You know that I
will appreciate it.
A. E. FEIB
FOR CITY TREASURER
I am a candidate for the office of
city treasurer, and am qualified to
perform all the duties connected
therewith in first class manner. My
friends who have prevailed upon me
to make the run give me every en
couragement of success, and will ap
preciate your support election day
at the polls.
A. E. Feir.
Dally to 219
My past record as city official as
the basis of my candidacy, I hereby
announce that I will be a candidate
for re-election as city treasurer at
the polls February JO. If re-elected,
I will endeavor to" conduct the affairs
of the office in the same efficient
manner as in the past. Your sup
port is respectfully solicited and will
Geo. W. Rhea.
My announcement is herewith
made to the effect that I am a can
didate for the office of City Assessor.
If elected, I pledge myself to visit in
person the property owners and make
the assessment with their knowledge
and understanding. "A fair deal,
fairly dealt," is my motto.
Archie C. Ditty.
My petition placing my name on
the city ballot as a candidate for re
election as assessor of the city of Be-
MONDAY. FEBRUARY 19. 1917.
midji has been filed and I respect
fully ask that I be given your vote
February 20. The office of assessor
is one of importance and in realiza
tion of this it has always been my ef
fort to care for the duties and re
sponsibilities as efficiently as pos
sible. If returned to office for an
other year, I will continue to serve
the people to the best of my ability.
I will appreciate your support.
A. H. BAOLEY
FIRST WARD ALDERMAN
I have filed for the office of Al
derman of the First Ward and solicit
the endorsement of the voters at the
polls February 20, 1917. I am for
a business administration for all the
people of the city.
A. M. Bagley.
D. H. USE
I am an independent candidate)
for the office of llimfcipal Juig
and if elected agree-, to fill thj ssxs
to the best of my ability. Yoar
support at the polls will to appre
D. H. Msfei
A. M. CROWELL ~*f
FOR MUNICIPAL JUDGE ~'J
To the Voters: Again I am a'
candidate for the office of Judge of
the Munieipal Court of this city.
This office is an important one, and
every voter should ask himself be
fore casting his ballot these ques
tions: Is he honest? Is he capable?
Then vote for such a man as judges
I trust I have made good and for that?
reason (if for no other) I should he
entitled to another term. This officej
is not legally established or run for
revenue only (as some think). The*
judge should be a man who will ren
der justice as far as possible, irre
spective of persons or conditions.
A. M. Crowell.
I hereby announce myself a canp
didate for the office of Municipal
Judge. I feel that I am well quali
fied to hold this position, and if elect
ed will exert every effort to fulflll!
the duties of this office. Your sup*
port will be appreciated at the poll*
FOR MUNICIPAL JUDGE
To the voters of the city of Bemidji:
I hereby announce my candidacy
for municipal judge to be voted on
at the city election, Tuesday, Feb
ruary 20, 1917. Respectfully yours^
HIRAM A SIMONS
JUDGE MUNICIPAL COURT
To be Voted for
Tuesday, Feb. 20,1917
FOB PARK COMMISSIOIER
_, N. E. GIVEN
My friends have persuaded me to
make the run for Park Commissioner.
If elected I agree to devote all time
necessary required by the duties of
the office. Your support at the polls
election day is solicited.
N. E. Given.
A. R. ERICSSON
I am a candidate for the office of
Park Commissioner and if elected
will attend to the duties of the office
as the city's needs necessitate. I
will appreciate your support elec
A. R. Ericsson.
DR. G. M. PALMER
FOR PARK COMMISSIONER
I have been urged to announce my
self as a candidate for one of the
Park Commissioners and have been
persuaded by voters of this city to
make the run. I am interested In
the welfare of the city and its im
provements and will serve, if
elected, to the best of my ability.
DR* E. W. JOHNSON
I have been urged to make the run
for Park Commissioner of the city
of Bemidji and herewith announce
myself a candidate to be voted on
at the election February 20. I
shall give all necessary time to this
work if elected.
Dr. Einer W. Johnson.