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VOLUME XV. NO. 69.
ODD FELLOWS BUY
CORNER TO BUILD
$40,0 00 TEMPLE
OF THREE STORIES
2few Project May Go Four Stories
Building Committee Named to
Finance Project.
WILL HAVE 50-FOOT FRONT
AND DEPTH OF 140 FEET
Plan to Move Present Structure or
Raze It Expect to Begin
Work This Summer
The first actual step, having for its
object the erection of a handsome
temple building, was taken by the
Bemidji Odd Fellows last evening
when it was decided by a vote of the
lodge to purchase from Tarns Bixby
the lot at the northeast corner of
Beltrami avenue and Fourth street
for $5,000.
Buildine Committee.
After this decision a committee
consisting of E. R. Jahr, G. W. Ham
well, R. L. Given, Charles Hammond
and W. E. Dean was appointed as a
building committee to devise ways
for financing the project which means
a $40,000 structure of three stories
with a possibility of going four.
The building committee will as
certain what rentals can be secured to
insure an income and report at a
meeting of Odd Fellows.
OCCUDV 50x140 Feet.
The lot is 25 feet wide and 140
feet in depth. To the north of the
vacant corner lot stands the present
Odd Fellows building, a two-story
frame, occupying a lot of dimensions
similar to the one on the corner.
It is the intention to either move the
present structure one lot north or
raze it, thus allowing the projected
temple building to occupy ground
space 50x140.
Important Corner.
The new temple building, it is
planned, will be of brick, handsome
in design and an important improve
ment to the rapidly growing business
district of the city. Its erection
would mean that the intersection of
Beltrami avenue and Fourth street
would then contain the Security
bank, the new Elks temple, the Net
zer drug store corner and the I. O.
O. F. temple.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY TODAY
Today is St. Patrick's day and the
patron saint of Ireland was well re
membered in Bemidji hy the "wearin'
of the green."
RAIDING ZEPPELIN
BAGGED BY FRENCH
(By United Press)
Paris, March 17.A Zeppelin re
turning from England was brought
down in the Champagne last night.
The crew was burned to death. It
was one of several that had been
dropping bombs on towns.
MISSOURIANS WILL VOTE
ON PROHIBITION IN 1918
Jefferson City, Mo., March 17.
The Missouri house concurred with
the senate in a resolution to submit
a prohibition constitutional amend
ment to the voters of Missouri in No
vember, 1918.
SNOW BLOCKADE CALLS
OFFBASKETBALL TONIGHT
The basketball game scheduled for
tonight between the Big Bemidg team
and the Stephen Invincibles will not
be plaved, owing to the snow block
ade which held up the train from
Winnipeg last night, the Stephen
five being unable to reach Bemidji
It is hoped this team will be able
to come later and Manager Jacob
son will make an attempt to have
the Invincibles play in Bemidji be
fore the season is over.
VILLA CAPTURES CITY
(By United Press)
El Paso, March 17.Villa has oc
cupied Santa Rosalia, it is reported
todav. Chihuahua City is being for
tified against a possible return of
Villa.
Wife of Czar
ReportedDead
Scarlet Fever
(By United Press)
London, March 17.An unverified
report today says the czarevitch of
Russia and the Grand Duke Alex,
age 13 years, are dead from scarlet
fever. BEMIDJI IS BEATEN
FOR DISTRICT TITLE
BY ST. CLOUD 36 TO 10
Bemidji high school basketball
team was last evening eliminated
from the chance of playing in the
state tourney at Carleton when the
St. Cloud high school quintet de
feated the locals 36 to 10 at Crosby.
The game was the final to decide
the district title, the winner to play
in the state title championship con
tests. UTAH CAN DRAFT MEN
FOR NATIONAL OUARD
Salt Lake City, Utah, March 17.
When there is an insufficient num
ber of volunteer enlistments to fill
the national guard, the adjutant gen
eral may draft men to bring the unit
to the strength prescribed by the
Federal laws .according to the mili
tary bill signed by Governor Bam
berger. GOVERNOR EXONERATED
BY TEXAS LEGISLATURE
Austin, Texas, March 17.Gover-
nor James E. Ferguson was exoner
ated of charges preferred and investi
gated by a legislative committee in a
report submitted to the house by the
committee The house adopted a
resolution holding the charges were
unworthy of impeachment.
AWAY ON BUSINESS
Chief of Police Ripple was out of
the city today on business in the
northern part of the county
HUGE DECREASE IN
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
(By United Press)
Washington, March 17American
exports and imports decreased almost
$190,000,000 during February, it
was given out today This is the
largest loss ever reported in a single
month.
JAP SHIP CAPTURED BY RAIDER IS NO W HERE
Photos by American Press Association
This is the Hudson Mam. a Japanese ship, and her officers, now in New York. She was captured by the imste-
rious German raider C0 miles off the coast of 3razil and forced to take on board 237 officers and men from de-
stroyed vessels She landed thom at Pernambuco
EXTRA
(Bv United Press)
Amsterdam, March 17.The un
rest in Germany against militarist
depression has been accelerated by
the success of the revolution in Rus
sia.
People to Rule.
Petrograd, March 17.In declin
ing the throne, Grand Duke Michael
appealed to the people to obey the
provisional government until a vote
of the people showed whom they pre
ferred.
Moscow Democracy.
London, March 17.Moscow ac
complished the change from an autoc
racy to a democracy without a shot
being fired. The city has been and
is orderly at all times.
ROADS UNDER FEDERAL
RECEIVERSHIPS ASK
FEDERAL PROTECTION
(By United Press)
Chicago, March 17.Receivers of
the Rock Island and the Chicago and
Eastern Illinois railroads, appeared
in the Federal courts today and
asked for Federal protection. Both
roads are in receiverships and the
receiverships are federal.
FLAG TOPS CITYHALL
There is also a large American
flag flung from the pole on top of
the City building. The National
Colors are much in evidence in Be
midji. OLD GLORY SHINES IN
SPOTLIGHT AT NIGHT
A pretty patriotic incident was in
troduced in Bemidji last evening by
A. A Lee, operator of the new Elko
motion picture theater in the new
Elks temple, it being a night illum
ination of the American flag which
floats its folds from atop the Elks
temple
Mr Lee rigged up an electric auto
lamp and placed it in such position
that its brightest rays brought out
in strong relief the stars and stripes
of Old Glory as she proudly swung
in the darkness of the night and the
unusual spectacle attracted much at
tention and no end of favorable com
ment.
Up-to-the-Minute Dispatches by the United PressGreatest Afternoon Paper Service
THEBEMIDJI DALLY PIA^IEER
TRAINMEN READY TOSTRIKE
SWITCHMEN WILL REMAIN AT WORK
Romanoff Rule in Russia Ends
Bapaume In
BritishHands,
Is Announced
(Bv United Press)
London, March 17.Bapaume, key
of the German defenses, against
which General Haig has been ham
mering on the western front, has
been captured, it was announced to
day.
28 ENGINEERS SEEK
INJUNCTION TO CHECK
ENFORCEMENT OFSTRIKE
(By United Press)
Philadelphia, March 17.Twenty-
eight members of the Grand Interna
tional Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers today filed an injunction in
the United States district court to
prevent the brotherhood chiefs call
ing a general strike.
BLIZZARDS CUT OFF
BEMIDJI RAIL TRAFFIC
Not a train entered Bemidji last
night and not one got in until nearly
noon today. The blizzards of yes
terday blockaded roads in every di
rection and trains were unable to
get through Bemidji had no mail
this morning and no shipments of any
nature. This city escaped the heavy
snows and high winds.
AX SLATER'S CONFESSION
REPORTED BT MINISTER
Red Oak, la., Marcn 17Rev. J.
Burris of Terrilton, Okla, who ar
rived here, says that a dying man
at a Radersburg, Mont., hotel con
fessed to him in July, 1913, that he
killed the Moore family at Villisca.
Rev. Mr. Burris does not remember
the man's name, but will tell his
story to the grand jury, which is in
vestigating the ax murders.
FRENCH REPORT GAIN
AGAINST GERMANS
(By United Press)
Paris, March 17.A gain of two
and one-half miles north of Avre
was announced today.
BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING. MARCH 17. 1917. A 45 GENTS PER MONTH
CZAR ABDICATES
EMPIRE ENTERS
UPON NEW ERA
ORDER RESTORED
Revolt Accepted in Washington as
Complete Victory for Anti
German Sentiment.
GRAND DUKE MICHAEL NAMED
REGENT REFUSES THE CROWN
Germany's Hope of Separate Peace
is Shattered: Teuton Influence
in Russia Gone.
RUSSIA AT GLANCE
(By United Press)
Petrograd, March 17
Romanoff rule in Russia is
ended
Russia has begun a new era
as a democracy.
Czar Nicholas has formally
abdicated, together with the
czarevitch
Grand Duke Michael, the
czar's younger brother, has
been named regent, but has
refused the crown.
Order is being restored.
Washington, March 17 The over
throw of the Russian autocracy was
accepted in all quarters here as a
complete victory for the anti-German
sentiment in the empire, removing
virtually all chance of Russia being
drawn away from her allies into a
separate peace
The sensation created by the news
of the successful revolution, the
turning out of the ministry and the
arrest of pro-Germans was followed
by another more profound when
press dispatches announced the abdi
cation of Emperor Nicholas.
The revolution was not wholly un
expected, but the abdication of the
emperor was dumfounding to both
official and dipolmatic circles.
Expected Czar to Stay.
It had been assumed that although
the emperor, influenced by his Ger
man wife and pro-Teutonic advisers,
was lukewarm or worse in the sup
port of his allies, he would be per
mitted to continue nominally as the
head of the new government.
Neither officials nor diplomats
could understand what the revolu
tionary leaders expected to accom
plish by shifting the crown.
Marriaere Not Recoenized.
According to one usually well in
formed diplomat, the Grand Duke
Michael Alexandrovitch, proclaimed
regent, has been a bitter personal an
tagonist of the emperor since the
latter refused to recognize his mar,
riage to a divorcee some years ago.
Moreover, the grand duke is said
to have opposed the emperor on every
public question that has arisen
The overthrow of the government
by the Duma is interpreted here as
the culmination of efforts made
throughout the war to rid the coun
try of the German influence.
The Bemidji high school girls' bas
ketball team, coached by Miss Door,
defeated the Cass Lake quintet last
night by a score of 15 to 5 The
game was called at 8:45 o'clock and
was interesting from start to finish.
The first half ended with the score
8 to 3 in favor of the winners
The principal features of the game
were the clever passes of Captain
Klein of Bemidji and Miss Ander
son, and the brilliant work of Miss
Caswell of Cass Lake The latter
player made all the points for her
team Miss Brown of the Bemidji
team deserves credit for her fine de
fensive work against the Cass Lake
star Opportunity was given tl is
last game on the home floor for "ie
two faithful subs to get into the
gabe Both Nuss and Trafton did
creditable wfrrk as guards The
lineup: BEMIDJI CAPSLNKF
Klein Tilly
Parker L. ra swell
Anderson Easton
Brown R. G... Christenson
Nuss L. Marshik
i ^y
HISTORICAL
FREIGHTIS
PILINGUP
WILSONIS
HOPEFUL
(By United Press)
Chicago, March 17.-With freight
traffic here deadlocked by blanket
embargoes by nine railroads and par
tial embargoes on others, trainmen
are ready to obey the order to strike
this evening.
Daniel C. Smith, chairman of the
switchman, stated today that his or
ganization will ignore the strike or
der and stay at work.
The city plans to place 200 extra
police in service.
The national guard may be called
if needed.
The government will prosecute all
food speculators taking advantage of
the crisis.
Wilson is Hopeful.
Washington, March 17.President
Wilson believes there will be no
strike tonight but is taking precau
tions. He is busily engaged in study
ing precedents and the impression is
the President will be able to bring
strong stress to avert the threatened
strike.
Whether he could place the roads
under full martial law is uncertain.
There is a possibility the Supreme
court will decide the Adamson case
Monday.
New York, March 17A "pro
gressive strike' of the 400,000 mem
bers of the four great railroad broth
erhoods is scheduled to begin tonight
at 6 o'clock (Central time) on East
ern roads The walkout will extend
to all the railroads in the country
within five davs
Strike Machinery Set.
Chiefs of the workmen's organiza
tions set the strike machinery in
motion within a few minutes after
an ultimatum delivered to the con
ference committee of railroad man
agers had been rejected
A compromise proposal offered by
the managers was declined without
debate.
Appeal by Wilson.
Only successful intervention by
President Wilson, it appears, can
avert a strike The brotherhood lead
ers have given no indication that even
an appeal from the nation's chief
executive can change their purpose
to obtain a basic eight-hour day and
pro rata time for overtime through
the use of the "protective feature"
of their organizations.
They refuse flatly to submit their
(Continued on P&ire 4)
Bemidji H.S. Girls Quintet
Beats Cass Lake By 15 to 5
Trafton substituted for Nuss in
last half.
Score: Field basketsBemidji,
Klein 3, Anderson 2, Parker 1,
Brown 1: Cass Lake, Caswell 1.
Free throwsBemidji, Anderson 1
out of 4, Klein 0 out of 1 Cass Lake
Caswell 3 out of 6 Referees, Dr.
Diedrich, first half Supt. Spaulding,
last half
The girls will play their last game
of the season at Pine River next Sat
urday, March 24.
I B. A. S. Bovs Win.
Two public school boys* teams, the
A and A S clubs, played
ja preliminary game, the B. A. S.'s
winning with a score of 20 to 17.
Wilcox starred for the winners, play
ing guard and scoring 10 points.
Henry for the'losers, made 13 out of
the 17 points for his team.
Lineup:
B. A. S. B. A. C.
Naylor Henry
Sexton L. Denu
B. Naylor Koore
Phibbs R. Raco
Wilcox L. G.. Simons

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