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VOLUME XV. NO. 68.
SAFE IS SIEZED
BY INDIAN AGENTS
IN OLE ANDERSON
prise Visit Occasion of Refusal
of Hotel Proprietor to
Open the Safe.
ALLEGED HE HASTILY HID
BOTTLE OF ALCOHOL IN SAFE
Head of Indian Agents Orders Strong
Box Arrested and Hauled to
the County Jail.
Scarcely had the ink dried on the
dismissal of Ole Anderson and Ole
Lee from the charge of having sold
alcohol and water ("white line") to
William Black in the Lake Shore ho
tel, of which Anderson is the pro
prietor, than their place was visited
by Indian agents and the safe placed
under "arrest." Black, in his allega
tions in the hearing of Anderson and
Lee yesterday, charged that while
tinder the influence of the "white
line" in the Lake Shore hotel he lost
The reason Anderson and Lee were
-dismissed in municipal court yester
day was because Black had no cor
roboration to his allegations.
Agents Surprise Bunch.
It was about 6 o'clock last evening
that Thomas Wold and G. E. Keenan,
Indian agents, entered the Lake Shore
hotel and surprised those in charge
by their unexpected presence. It is
alleged a bottle of alcohol was hastily
placed in the safe and the combina
tion thrown. It is also alleged An
derson was asked to open the safe
and that he refused, saying the com
bination was somewhere in North Da
The government agents then sent
for J. P. Brandt, head of the Indian
agent service, and he ordered the safe
"arrested" and taken to the county
jail, the order being obeyed.
Alcohol Leaks Out.
It is said that in tipping the safe
some alcohol leaked out and it is the
firm belief that the safe contains al
cohol in quantities. It is the inten
tion to force the safe unless it is
opened by those who know the com
Both Under Bonds.
Both Anderson and Lee, it is as
serted, are now under bonds await
ing the action of the Federal grand
jury at Fergus Falls, Anderson in
|700 bonds and Lee in $300 bonds,
the charge being violation of the
PAPER MILL STRIKE IS
SETTLED TEN PER CENT
INCREASE IN WAGES
(By United Press)
International Falls, Minn., March
16. The Minnesota & Ontario paper
-mill strike was settled today. The
men received a 10 per cent increase
in wages. They had demanded 15
per cent increase.
AWAY ON TRIP
A. P. White, president of the
Northern National bank, will leave
this evening for Minneapolis where
he will join his wife, who has been
there since Wednesday night. From
Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. White will
go to Fort Smith, Ark., where they
will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
F. M. Coffey for several weeks. Mrs.
Coffey visited at the White home in
this city last summer.
DR. PIERCE OFFERS U. S.
25,000 ACRES COAL
(Special to Pioneer)
Buffalo, N. Y., March 16.The
medical association, 'of which Dr.
Pierce is president, has placed at the
disposal of President Wilson, 25,000
acres of coal land at Pierceton, Ala.,
for the duration of the war. The
coal mine, fully equipped with min
ing machinery, producing very best
steam coal and twelve miles of rail
road, is Offered to the United States
government for its free use in case
BIO HAIR SUIT ON
New York, March IB.Isabelle
Sherman has sued Andrews Bros.,
dyers, for $25,000, charging that
they contracted to dye red hair
brown and it turned blue.
Late this afternoon the two women
secured the amount of their fines,
$50, by telegraph from Minneapolis
and were released. The money was
paid into the municipal court
Again -did the poliee'-pull" the
house in the Fifth ward that was
occupied by Mrs Roy Wells, Margar
et Fisher and Al Cowan and the net
result of this last raid was two wo
men who gave the names of Clara
Marrelli and Grace Badger The for
mer gave her age as 26 and the lat
ter as 25 years. They claim to have
come from Duluth.
The "pinch" was made last night
by Officer Ike Smith of the Fifth
ward and Officer Essler and both
women were booked by the chief on a
It will be remembered by readers
of the Pioneer that Mrs. Wells, the
Fisher girl and Cowan were all fined
by Municipal Judge Gibbons, each
drawing $25, which was paid. The
Wells woman came to Bemidji about
four or five weeks ago and at once
started in the booze gaW and was
arrested at her habitat by Indian
agents and released under bonds for
hearing. At the hearing she was
held to the federal pury at Fergus
The arrest by the Indian agents
was the next day after the woman
had rented the house, and the second
raid was made by Chief Ripple and
his men. They have since left Be
Just Landed Here.
The outfit captured by the police
HOSTILE PLANE RAIDS
COAST OF ENGLAND
(By United Press)
London, March 16.A hostile aero
plane last night bombarded West
gate No casualties were reported
and the damage was slight.
STILES TO WARROAD
E. C. Stiles, formerly in the cream
ery business in this city, who has
been with the Thief River Falls Co
operative Creamery association since
he left Bemidji, wrote the Pioneer
yesterday to have his paper trans
ferred to Warroad, having moved to
Miss Florence Bell, bookkeeper and
stenographer for the Minnesota Elec
tric Light & Power company, under
went an operation this morning at
St. Anthony's hospital to have her
A wis* imagination is one of
the best aids for living, and in no
way is it likely to be more use
ful than in anticipating regrets.
All regrets may be avoided
only we will think ahead far
enough and dearly enough,
I had only known!" we cry,
we might have known.
THE BEMIDJ1 DAILY
RUSSIA NOW I N HANDS OF W
Another Outfit "Pulled" in
Third Raid on Same House
MINE FIELDS WILL PROTECT ALL OU HARBORS
Photo by American Press Association
Elaborate and intricate mine fields have been planned to safeguard Aniencan l.ubois against hostile crafts.
Those devised for Xew Yrl nti's waterway would even keep a rowboat out Here is how ti mine is lowered
last night had just landed in Bemidji
and occupied the same place where
the other raids came off
Judge Gibbons fined each of the
women $25 or 60 days in the county
jail on a plea of guiltj to a disor
derly charge and the} were taken'
to jail, not having the necessarv
amounts of their fines And Judge
Gibbons gave them to understand
that Bemidji was an undesirable place
for such of their stamp and would
After Property Owner.
The judge is also going to take
up the matter of rental of that prop
erty to such undesirable characters
and will ask the city attorney to pro
ceed against the owner of the prem
ises. Condemnation proceedings may
be the tack taken.
DR. STINCHFIELD OF
ROCHESTER IS DEAD
WELL KNOWN HERE
Dr. A. W Stinchfield of Rochester,
Minn., father of Mrs. Montreville J.
Brown of this city, died yesterday
morning at Rochester, after an ill
ness of six weeks.
Dr. Stinchfield was well known
throughout this and other states,
having until three years ago been
one of the firm of Mayo, Graham &
Stinchfield at Rochester. He leaves
surviving him his wife and four
daughters, Mrs. Montreville J. Brown
of this city, who has been at his bed
side during his illness, Mrs. Braasch,
Mrs Meyerding and Miss Alice
Stinchfield, all of Rochester.
Dr. Braasch and Dr. Meyerding are
both practicing physicians in the
City Attorney M. J. Brown left yes
terday for Rochester where he will
attend the funeral of his father-in
law, which will be held tomorrow.
H. S. GIRLS QUINTET
PLAYS THIS EVENING
The Bemidji high school girls' bas
ketball team will play the Cass Lake
auintet tonight' on the armory floor.
The game promises to be a good one
and will be the" last game of the sea
son on the home floor, the last game
being played at Pine River March
The locals have won three suc
cessive games during the past weeks
and are not looking for defeat to
The lineup will be as follows:
Klein and Parker, forwards Ander
son, center Young and Brown,
guards Trafton and Nuss, subs.
A "curtain raiser" will be played
tonight at 8:30 o'clock between the
B. A. S. and the B. A. C. clubs, the
lineup being as follows:
B. A. S. B. A. C.
R. Naylor R. Henry
Sexton L.P. Stechman
B. Naylor Koors
Phibbs R. O Denn
Wilcox L.O Simons
Up-to-the-Minute Dispatches by the United PressGreatest Afternoon Paper Service
BEMTDJI. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 16. 1917.
EDITOR RECEIVES SHOCK:
GETS CRATE OF ORANGES
We almost hate to attempt
to write this We are not
certain whether we are yet
sufficientb recovered from
the seriousness of the shock
we received this morning It
was the worst bump we ever
experienced and we have ex
perienced SOME bumpseven
in Bemidji And it was
caused somewhat thusly
We have been handed many
a "package," we have drawn
many a "lemon" hut never,
never in our rather raidiant
career as a contributor to con
temporaneous literature did
ever have a crate of honest
to goodness oranges shoved
into us until this morning and
the perpetrator of such a dia
bolical crime was none other
than F. G. Halgren, manager
of the Gamble-Robinson com
Talk about "Orange Day,"
so decreed by the California
Orange Growers' association,
why it was like a meeting of
the ladies' missionary society
compared to an I. W. W.
strike in a lumber camp to
what happened in the Pioneer
office this forenoon.
In an "idiotorial" comment
a few days ago we remarked
something to the effect that
if "Orange Day" had been
"Lemon Day" we believed we
would have been well remem
bered, but holy smoke and
other smoke, if that Halgren
person didn't just naturally
walk into the Pioneer office
and deposit a great big crate
with the magical words
"SUNKIST" emblazoned on
one side and on the top "Ye
Editor, Compliments of the
California Orange Growers'
And "Ye Ed" just naturally
busted off a couple of slats
and, in the language of the
society reporter, "everybody
had a good time
And "ye ed" is duly grate
ful and appreciative.
TO TWIN crnEs
Mrs. W G. Schroeder and Miss
Florence Huck, bookkeeper at the
Schroeder store, have gone to the
Twin Cities where they will spend
TO ARMED SHIPS
(By United Press)
Washington, March 16.Because
some foreign governments have ob
jected to harboring American armed
merchantmen the United States has
asked all European governments if
they will admit the vessels.
PRESSURE UPON GREECE
TO REMOVE HER KING
(By United Press)
Washington, March 16.Dispatch-
received here indicate entente
pressure upon Greece for the abdica
tion of King Constantine. A revolu
tion such as Russia Is experiencing
(By United Press)
New York, March 16.Late this
afternoon brotherhood and railroad
managers were still in conference re
garding the strike. Chief Lee of the
Trainmen's brotherhood charged
minor leaders with disloyalty.
(By United Press)
New York, March 16.Indications
are that President Wilson will be
called into the threatened railroad
strike. He was called by both sides
this morning for conference. Brother
hood Leader Lee suggested such a
step and then came the conference.
-^Yesterday's conference broke tip
last evening and at 6 o'clock Lee an
nounced the strike would be called
Saturday evening as ordered.
Washington, March 16 The
president is closely informed but un
decided In his strike course
ODD FELLOWS DECIDE
ON TEMPLE TONIGHT
Dr. A. V. Garlock, noble grand of
the Bemidji lodge of Odd Fellows, has
issued a call for a full membership
attendance at the meeting to be held
tonight. The meeting will be called
at 8 o'clock and matters involving
the purchase of a lot and building a
new home will be considered.
It is understood that practically
all available store and office space
has been spoken for and the lodge
members are anxious that work be
started this summer.
Work in the second degree will be
conferred tonight. The first Friday
of April a class of from 15 to 20
will be initiated
CABLE CUT, REPORT
FROM BUENOS AYRES
(By United Press)
Buenos Ayres, March 16Cable
communication between here and
London has been severed. Officials
think it the result of an earthquake
or the work of a German raider.
TO OUTLINE PROGRAM
President Barker of the Commer
cial club has appointed a committee
to outline the work for the year for
the Commercial club and the com
mittee so named is as follows: H.
M. Clark, chairman B. W. Lakin
A. L. Molander, G. W. Harnwell and
H. C. Baer. The committee wiH
meet next Tuesday.
POWER OF FAITH.
Faith fs net born for days of
sunshine only. Faith does not
find tier truest end greatest pow
er when the sunshine appears.
It is the attribute of faith to be
lieve in good in spite of evil it
is the attribute of faith to believe
in the light although she ie en
vironed! by the darkness.
VICTORY NOW SEEN
By Both Sides
45 CENTS PER MONTH
(By United Press)
London. March 16.The abdica
tion of Czar Nicholas has not at yet
been affected. A message from the
British minister at Petrograd said
the whereabouts of the monarch
Petrograd, March 16.The new
government will be based upon uni
versal suffrage and an equal voice of
the people, to succeed the reign of
The czarina is reported to be suf
fering from hysteria.
Stores have been opened and food
sold cheaply. Commodities were for
merly held for immense profits
through speculations in which old
line officials participated. Many com
modities reported exhausted are now
offered for sale.
Petrograd, March 1G Russia is
now in the hands of the war party,
with the abdication of the czar, and
the war will be pushed with the ut
most vigor The people are thor
oughlv aroused and in full sympathy
with the new regime
Czar is Safe.
.(London. March 1G.A dispatch
from Petrograa today states that the
czar is at Pzkoff and the empress at
the imperial palace at Tzarkeselo.
The czarina is reported perfectly safe,
contradicting earlier reports by revo
Populace Favors Rebels.
Petrograd, March 16.Fifteen as
semblymen of the Russian nobility
met and adopted a resolution of their
participation in the popular revolu
tion. The populace is in full sym
pathy with the rebels.
Baron Stokelberg fired upon sol
diers from a window and was
Countess Klein, suspected of being
a German spy was discovered in the
Chinese legation and immediately ar
Amnesty is Grarted.
Petrograd, March 16Minister of
Justice Kernsky of the new govern
ment todav decided general amnesty
for all political offenders
Victory is Seen.
Petrograd, March 16Prof. Paul
Milukoff, tiie new minister of for
oikn affairs, has announced the re
establiihment of power capable of
achieving ultimate victory as dem
onstrated by recent events This will
increase popular enthusiasm and mul
tiply the national forces of the peo
ple and their determination.
Petrograd, March 16 Grand Duke
Nicholas telegraphed today that he
advised the czar to abdicate before
that step was taken.
Stockholm, March 16.Newspaper
dispatches today state the assassina
tion of Premier Strumer and Minis
ter of the Interior Protopoff by Rus
sian revolutionists has not been of
London, March 16.England will
require further Information before
recognizing the new government in
Bakeries Blown Up.
Stockholm, March 16.A dispatch
todays says 20 were killed in Mon
day's fighting in Petrograd. On
Tuesday a mob destroyed several
great bakeries and the government
started others. Railways to Finland
were blown up in several places.
SHERIFF ENCOUNTERS WOLF
Sheriff Johnson was at Nebish
Wednesday on business and while
making the drive a large wolf ap
peared In the road ahead. The sher
iff says the deep snow prevents the
wolves from making much headway
against deer and other wild animals.