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-BemtdlTspatriotismwas at fete*
Heat today. Nowhere in the United
States was' there more patriot-
ism evidenced. Be
enmasse'ana'let loose its feelings in
an unmistakable manner and dem
^onstrated again the spirit of true
Harly this morning there was. an
unwonted stir throughout .-the cite,
for the .-.flower of th.e young niauhodd
of Bemidji had heard the call of the
eolorri and. were eager to answer.
They- were scheduled to leave this
noon and at one o'clock they steamed
out of the Great Northern depot for
mobilization at Duluth, midst cheers,
the waving of flagsand" tears*frpm
practically every person in Bemidji.
Bemidji just naturally shut up shop,
uit cold and went to the. depot and
gave the boys a hearty sendoff.
CARRANZA IS NOT
CONFINED IN JAIL
,(y United Press)
Washington, April 7.Communica
tie* eatallished with Mexico City to
Mf revealed no fighting and did not
fSili in the report at the state de-
aartsMnt that Carransa had been im-
patriotism nevec before witnessed in
not the noisy, frlv
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oloi|^rdemon8trtie^ofr-a bolidT^ K. Given, Earl Thurber, Basil Han
Kb one felt the^plrtt-ef gaiety, but
rather that of concealing their true
inVard feelings beneath the mask
enthusiasm. It brought home for
cibly what .America reajly means/ It
wis America to the fore and again
the-splrft of*that vvhich has sustain
ed-America in her hour of heed was
loosened and AMERICA was upper
most in the minds of that mighty
Mareh to Depot.
To the accompaniment of the
-shlek of whistles and the clang of
bells* headed by the Bemidji band,
froMfc^the Third Street cafe, where
the-management served a compli
mentary dinner, the Bemidji com
pany marched to martial cadence to
the depot in a sea of flags and cheer
ing humanity which lined the walks,
and the thronged walks in turn
trooped to the depot. The parade
was headed by Chief of Police Rip
ple. Mayor Vandersluis mingled
with the throng, in evidence every
where to preserve the Bpirit of ths
The fire department turned out,
the Ladies' Carnival association
drum "corps lined up and a fleet of
gaily decorated automobiles added
their quota, but the center was that
bide clad contingent of alert young
Americans, rifles upon right shoul-
ders,- side arms and in close forma-
At this depot: the company was
photographed, after which the mem
bers were allowed to mingle with
friends, and families for the last
The train: was an hour late but
the crowd stayed to the finish, the
land furnishing a program during
Upon the arrival of the train a
hHge banner was strung on the sides
of the special /ear bearing in large
letters. "BEMIDJI NAVAL MILITIA,
Good Bves are Said.
There were the usual scenes Inci
dent to such an occasion enacted at
the depot the same scenes which
have been enacted throughout the
United States' during her history,
and are again being enacted through
out the country today. All knew
what it was and there were many
"genuine tears of sympathy shed for
those who suffered most, and I the
eyes of many a big, strapping young
man.'who held no claim to senti
ment, moistenea as he hugged closely
as aged mother, father or others of
those near and dear to him.
Members of Bemidji naval militia
who answered the call to the colors
Lieutenant E. A. Barker.
Jr. Lieut. R. B. Lycan.
Ensign William McDonald.
Enlisted men-i-Rem Bell, Victor
frlatner, Thomas Coe, Whitney
Brown, Ehy Kenneth, Fred Fraser,
Vernon Lamson, Clinton Crosby,
Warren Edwards, Lester French,
Leon Battles, George Graham, Wil
liam Laliherte, Carroll Hill, Paul
Howe, John Hedges, Leo Simenson,
Alyin QJson, Charles Larson, Harry
Roskowickff Joe La .Tennessee, George
Lindebergh, D'Arcy McGee, Roy Op
pahl, George Morrison, Robert Webb,
Peter, Nelson, Homer Oranger Charles
i^vfjLuwtvoB* reier inuu,-nujjici uyon^w ^uuuvo
George Osborne P.
E. Brown James
hah, Hovey. Lord, Russell Brooks,
Lee Hendrickson, Arch Naugle, Wil
Emil Larson, John De Rushia,
John Halseth, Andrew Halseth.
Married M*n Excused.
Lieutenant Barker excused all
married men of the company who
wished to be excused, to be called
later if found necessary. The mar
ried members of the company so ex
Hector Brown, Archie Ditty, Fred
Graham, Eli Moorhouse, Clarence
Magoran, Orville Titus, William Chi
"All's Well," Wire
From Militia Boys
(Special to Pioneer)
Deer Eiyer, April 7.All's
well with the Fifth. Boys send
thanks for many kindnesses.
Entire Cass Lake turned ont en
EDWIN J. SIMONS.
GERMAN SPIES ARE
BEING ROUNDED UP
(By United Press):
Washington, April 7.The gov
ernment roundup of German plotters
is on in full blast today. Scores of
arrests have already been made and
many more are comin
IN MINE EXPLOSION
(By United Press)
Fernie, B. C, April 7.It is be
lieved 34 miners are lost, trapped
by an explosion in mine No. 3, in
Coal Creek, near here.
Miss Mildred Nora Anderson and
Iver A. Iverson were married at the
home of the Dride's bqther, Mrs. P.
N. Anderson, last evening at 6
o'clock. Rev. Osmond Johnson offi
ciating. They were attended by the
bride's sister and brother, Mrs. Mc-'
Carthy and Palmer Anderson. Mr.
and Mrs. Iverson left last .evening for.
Minneapolis, Duluth and Superior
where mey will spend a week. They
will make their home in Bemidji.
(By United Press)
Washington, April 7.President
Wilson has received congratulations
upon the United States decalartion
upon the United States war declara
tion from King George of England
and King Victor Emanuel of Italy.
May Stage "Comeback."
Washington, April 7.Officials
believe Germany may stage a spec
tacular stunt against American com
merce such as it did against Great
Britain, a repetition of the visit of
the U-boat 53. The navy is watch
Report U-Boat Sighted.
Newport, R. I., April 7.The Nan
tucket lightship today reported a
German submarine sighted off Cape
Henry. Shipping has been notified
to stay in the harbor. It is believed
a vessel will be sent in search.
Pittsburgh, April 7.One soldier
belonging to the Eastern Pennsyl
vania militia was killed in a clash
between Germans and militia guards
TWO TRAWLERS SUNK
BY RAIDER, REPORT
(By United Press)
Boston, April 7.Persistent ru
mors have it that two fishing trawl
ers have been sunk by a German
raider 100 miles out.
HERE ON BUSINESS
Miss "Ruth Anderson, superintend
ent of the Lake Julia Sanatorium,
near Puposky, was a business visitor
in Bemidji yesterday and today.
(By United Press)
London, April 7.Austria-Hun-
gary has apparently broken relations
with the United States. Reports from
two sources say that the foreign min
ister has instructed Ambassador Tar
nowsky to the United States to de
mand his passports, and a dispatch
from The Hague says that Ambas
sador Penfield has been given his
Penfield to -Leave.
Geneva, ..Switzerland, April 7.
American Ambassador Penfield to
Austria has demanded his passports
Up-to-the-Minute Dispatches by the United PressGreatest Afternoon Paper Service
BEHIBJI MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING. APML 7.1917.
GATHE AT DEPO AS
OFF FOB THE FRONT AGAIN
PfiWfayXtttertmn Pi^frsttKHrtStfli iirti"M1IWp-'^--
French territorial bidding bis wife and baby gondby before returning to
tbe front after a furlough.
at the Pennsylvania railway tunnel
near here. It is believed one of the
attackers was wounded.
Bonn to Surrender.
San Francisco, April 7.Franz
Bopp, ex-German conusl general, has
phoned the United States district at
torney that he would give himself
up here tonight. He has been in
volved in conspiracy charges in the
GERMANS BLOW UP
IN GUAM HARBOR
With United States,Report
(By United Press)
Washington, April 7.The Ger
man interned cruiser Cormant was
blown up by its crew in Guam har
bor and destroyed as United States
marines were about to take posses
sion of the vessel. Seven Germans
were killed and 353 taken prisoners.
Miss Lena Homey, a teacher in the
Pine River schools, arrived in the
city yesterday and is the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Mittet.
(By United Press)
Jacksonville, Fla., April 7.-^-Carl
Fink, a German, was today arrested
and charged with activity in incit
ing negroes in rebellion.
and will probably leave tomorrow.
Embassy in Dark.
Washington, April 7.The Aus
trian embassy here states that it
knows nothing of the reported break
between Austria and the United
TO VISIT PARENTS
Miss Katheryn Durand, who teach
es in School Dist. No. 96, Solway,
was in Bemidji yesterday, enroute to
Puposky where she will be the guest
of her parents during Easter vaca
.rr- :a^-.fa' -v
WITH BEMIDJI CO.
One of the most interesting feat
ures of the departure of the Bemidji
naval pallida this noon for mobil
izing at Duluth was the presence of
Louis Tegtmeyer, a husky specimen
iof young manhood.
Tegtmeyer is a native German,
born in the emperor's domain and a
naturalized citizen of Uncle Sam.
That he is a good American is evi
denced by his having been a mem
ber of the naval militia and answer
ing his country's call in his line of
BRAZIL TAKES OVER
BIG SHIPPING FLEET
(By United Press)
Rio de Janiero, April 7.The Bra
zil government has requisitioned the
entire fleet docks and equipment of
a large shipping company for de
fense against Germany's attack up
on Brazilian ships of commerce. The
German and Austrian legations are
Two With America.
Buenos Ayres, April 7.Except for
Brazil and Bolivia, the South Amer
ican countries are preparing to an
nounce their neutrality.
RAIDER IS REPORTED
OFF VIRGINIA CAPES
(By United Press)
Washington. April 7.The navy
department was today unofficially
informed there was a raider off the
GOO BYE THRONG
AT RECEPTION AT
The reception last evening for the
members of the naval militia prior
to their departure to the first line of
defense of the United States, was
given under the auspices of the Pa
triotic League of Bemidji, organized
Wednesday evening as the outgrowth
of tlhe mass meeting Saturday night.
It was sponsored by the women mem
bers of the league, with the co-op
eration of the male members. It was
a huge success, far beyond anything
similar in the history of Bemidji.
The ladies are appreciative of the
hearty co-operation on all sides and
so are the patriotic citizens of Be
Special thanks are due the follow
Andrew McNabb for donating the
use of the armory.
C. M. Bacon for donating the heat
George Baker for donating the
Alderman Tom Smart for hauling
the piano to and from the hall.
W. A. Elliot for the floral decora
John C. Tennstrom of Shavitch
Bros, and Mr. Burke of O'Leary
Bowser company for decorating the
The Bemidji band for the music.
And all who donated flags or help
ed in any manner whatsoever.
Never before in the history of Be
midji was there such an outpuring of
mory last evening1
at in receptionareth-at of
the people to the members of tha
naval militia as a farewell to the
boys who today answered the call to
the colors. The interior of the spa
cious armory was a riot of colorred,
white and blue. Bunting was strung
from every direction and festooned
in great bunches. American flags
covered the walls and floated high
above the massed humanity which
packed every available nook and cor
ner of the gallery and main floor.
Strung around the hall stood the
members of the militia, clad in their
spotless white dress uniforms, under
the command of Lieutenant E. A.
In. one corner was stationed the
band.playing patriotic airs, while at
Intervals a drum corps of Civil war
veterans "hit 'er up" as became the
days of the Civil" war.
There were no cold formalities.
There were no tiresome, flamboyant
speeches, there were smiles and
friendly greetings on every hand.
But underneatn there was that in
describable "something" that seemed
to draw those present closer and
feeling was deep-seated at the sig
nificance of the occasion.
Around the line of sturdy young
Uncle Sam's sea dogs, which was
formed in a huge horseshoe, passed
the veterans of the Civil war in bid
ding good bye. They were followed
by the ladies of the G. A. R. circle,
carrying the stars and stripes, who
felt years ago just as others are today
feeling. Then the general public fol
lowed in endless chain, each warmly
grasping the hand of the husky youth
of the city in a fervent God speed
and a safe return.
Spirit of America.
The scene presented the true dem
ocracy of America. Class, creed, sta
tion in life and business life were cast
into the melting pot and all stood
shoulder to shoulder in the spirit of
During the course of the reception
feature, Lieutenant Barker was call
ed to t/he phone and when he return
ed proceeded to the head of the hall
and quietly announced, "We have
been ordered to report for mobiliza
tion tomorrow at Duluth," and a
deep hush fell throughout the hall.
"You will report to the armory at
7 o'clock tomorrow morning," added
the commandant of the militia and
quietly stepping aside.
Shower of Silver.
Near Che entrance to the hall were
grouped Mayor Vandersluis, Chief of
Police Ripple and State's Attorney
G. M. Torrance. Mr. Torrance step
ped to the center of the hall and ad
dressing those present called atten
tion to the "jolly bags" at various
points in the business district, to
which generous donations of smokes
and other articles have been con
tributed for the company members.
Mr. Torrance then remarked that all
who so desired could have the oppor
tunity of contributing a dollar for
the company to spend in a similar
manner, suiting the action by de
positing a silver dollar upon the
floor near the floral centerpiece.
Mayor Vandersluis stepped forward
and deposited another shining dollar
and in an instant there was a veri
table shower of silver commencing to
spatter upon the floor. Chief Ripple
commenced the task of collecting the
silver shower and a total of |60 was
thus collected for the company fund.
There followed a lull and Prof.
Tuseth's orchestra commenced the
strain of a catchy dance selection, the
crowd spread and white clad figures
clasped closely their sweethearts in
the last one-steps before answering
"Here, sir," as their names were call
ed in line at "attention" for the
march to the train and on to the At
lantic coast to face the east.
Mrs. J. F. Hermann of Tenstrike
was the guest of Bemidji friends yes