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MAY LOCATE IN
TO BE DISCUSSED
Representatives of Company Will
Demonstrate Working Model
I-*- of Latest Machine.
EVERYBODY WELCOME TO
HEAR PLANT PROPOSITION
Will Be Discussed tomorrow at
Commercial Club Luncheon
Daring Noon Hour.
That Bemtdji may become an as
sembling and distributing point for
the Short Turn tractor may be deter
mined at the Commercial club noon
day luncheon tomorrow, when John
Dahl and S. M, Kuhnley, representa
tives of that company, will be guests
of the club.
They will bring with them a model
tractor which will be placed on ex
hibition in the club rooms and with
which they will demonstrate its
In a letter received by the club,
the Short Turn Tractor company is
looking for a location and has looked
with favor upon Bemldji, because of
its proximity to the raw materials
needed and its splendid railroad fa
Casting Done Here.
The company, if it decides to lo
cate here, will have its casting done
at the Bemidji Iron Works. Under
the government patents and license
of the state of Minnesota it is priv
ileged to sell stock to the extent of
9124,000, It is understood that no
bonuses will be asked from this city.
Secretary F. B. Lamson of the
Commercial club has planned a big
spread for the occasion and is mak
ing every effort to secure a large at
tendance, tav.desired, also, that
mechanics of this city attend this
-noon day luncheon and listen to the
talks and see the demonstration of
J. J. McCurdy has been escured as
agriculturist to fill the vacancy
caused .by the resignation of Bue
ford M. Gile as director of agricul
ture at the high school, who has ac
cepted a position at the state uni
Mr. McCurdy owns a farm near
Farley and has had considerable ex
perience in agriculture.
ROOSEVELT PASSES FAIRLY
COMFORTABLE NIGHT. REPORT
(By United Press)
New York, Feb. 21.Roosevelt
passed a fairly comfortable night,
says a report from the hospital to
day. Doctors last night said Roose
velt had not showed improvement
for 24 hours.
SPRING IS COMING RAPIDLY:
"MIBS" GAME OF THE HOUR
Spring is approaching rapidly. The
small boy and his marbles are much
in evidence and circles for the game
are made upon the snow. Takes
more than a little snow to deter a
juvenile Bemidjite from spring pas
TERRIFIC DUEL BY
(By J. W. Pegler)
the American armies in
Feb. 12.American and
France, German artillery are engaged in a
terrific duel today. *Big guns are
banging away at the time this dis
patch was written. Correspondents
do not know what action Is occur
The infantry ordered the artillery
and they got it.
YOU CAN'T GET TODAYS NEWS OIH1
Chicago, Feb. 12.The arrest of
Herman Dungs, in Milwaukee with
a powerful wireless plant in hi spos
sessionr started a search in Chicago
for what may be an inner circle of
dangerous enemy aliens. Ralph
Izard, chief of the Department of
Justice at Milwaukee, arrived here
to open an investigation, of Dungs'
activities in Chicago.
Dungs, who formerly resided in
Chicago, was arrested in Milwaukee.
REEVES' WOOD BUSINESS
Smith-Robinson today purchased
the wood business of Reeves &
Reeves and will add the stock of
wood carried by the fuel dealers to
FARLEY FARMER IS
The above picture shows the dan
gers being braved by the American
Red CrosB in its great war work on
the battlefields of Europe. It shows
a bridge in Serbia blown up by the
AustrianB and Germans just before
a train 'bearing an American Red
Cross commission reached It, the
commission being headed by W. B.
It is for this work the Red Cross
is appealing to every true American
to give, that the magnificent war
work of the Red Cross may continue
throughout the war.
McGee Grants Reanest.
Under an order issued late yester
day afternoon by Minnesota Fuel Di
rector McGee of the Public Safety
commission, he granted permission to
the motion picture theaters of the
state to open their doors today and
give showings for the benefit of the
Red Cross, with the understanding
net proceeds go to the Red Cross,
The matter had been taken up "with
him by picture theater owners and
the order was the result.
Palmer Receives Order.
Dr. G. M. Palmer president of the
(By United Press)
Washington, Feb. 12.The rail
way control bill has again plunged
congress into a bitter fight over a
fair distribution of the war's burd
The wealth conscriptionists are
lined up against their wealth con
scription opponents. The issue is
whether the railroads shall bear a
fair burden or whether the people
of the country shall pay the railways
practically what they demand.
Cummins of Iowa urges paying
the roads an ordinary dividend plus
the interest on the debts. This
amount is $750,000,000 annually.
Smith of Iowa wants the payment
based upon the three pre-war years,
amounting to $950,000,000.
SEA TRAGEDY FILLS
THE 20TH ENGINEERS
St. Paul, Feb. 12.Enlistments in
the Twentieth engineers (foresters)
has been stopped on account of the
rush since the Tuscania torpedoing.
ACCUSED OF SEDITION
Alexandria, Minn., Feb. 12.Carl
A. Wold, editor of the Park Region
Echo, and his wife, Eva Emerson
Wold, were arrested here Saturday
afternoon on a warrant issued by
the state attorney general's office,
charging them with making alleged
seditious and disloyal statements in
their paper. The warrant was served
by Sheriff Louis Kent.
The Wolds went before a local jus
tice of the peace and waived hearing
and were released on bond to be
tried at the February district court
Mr Wold said that for some time
past his paper had been having dif
ficulty with the authorities. Last
year the owners were called before
the postoffice department officials to
show cause why the Park Region
Echo should not be barred from the
mails because of alleged attacks
made on the government and its pro
secution of the war.
Mr. Wold said that his paper was
closely affiliated with the Nonpar
tisan league and that he had been
most active In its loeal affairs.
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BEMIDJI BAIET PION
Beltrami County Public Safety? |ftm
mission, late yesterday atternjflB!t re^
ceived the order and he at office, comr
municated it to the mdtio# picture
house managements of Bemldji. The
response to the opportunely to help
the Bemidji Bed Cross jfas spontan
eous and the management of the Rex
and Elko theaters hurriedly secured
WOOD DAY' EXECUTIVES
HAVE SEEN SELECTED
The committees on "Wood Day,"
to be held in Bemidji February 23,
have been appointed and they are
PublicityG. E. Carson, H. Z.
Mitchell, F. B. Lamson.
ContributionsC. W. Vandersluis.
,Streets, and.arrangement*C. W.
Vanderstaie, Av E. Rako.
LunchA. P. White, with power
to appoint assistants.
Judging and salesE. E. McDon
ald, G. W. Hamwell, W. Z. Robin
son, H. M. Clark.
As representatives in the various
townships in this vicinity, the fol
lowing were selected:
BemidjiAlfred Moen, E. K. An
FrohnNels Willett, Hugo Hen-
Outlying district southC. W.
Peters, J. E. Boobar, August Jar
Grant ValleyT. J. Wright,
George H. Miller.
NorthernFrank Gagnon, Harry
EcklesTom J. Brennan.
Turtle LakeE. E. Schimel, Gill
Sugar Bush.E. L. Flora, Roy La
LibertyA. P. Blom, Wes Wright.
Port HopeE. E. Schulke, Henry
FOUR MORE ENLIST
AT BEMIDJI STATION
STRi HEARS SETTLEMENT
(By United Press)
Buenas Ayres, Feb. 12.The na
tion-wide strike will probably be set
tled today. British and Italian work
ers refused to join, believing it pro
German propaganda, and their action
helped to. break the strike.
KAISER'S HEALTH POOR
(By United Press)
Amsterdam. Feb. 12.The kaiser's
health is such that he must transfer
his headquarters temporarily to the
Spa, where he will take a short cure,
say German newspapers.
"*oog evening, and drifted into -_- -_ _nii
tbe local recruiting office, where
Corporal Clarence Foucault made
them full-fledged soldiers for Uncle
Sam's infantry service. The young
men are Albert D. Brador|, Elwell
Engleking, Ray R. Shepherd and
Bruce M. Simcox. They left for Du
luth this noon.
& CO. SEARCH
(By United Press)
Chicago, Feb. 12.Judge Baker
today granted an order restraining
the Heney federal investigators from
searching the records of Bwift A
HEARD FOR GOVERNOR
(By United Press)
Paul, Feb. 12.Democrats,
meeting here today to cast about for
a candidate for governor, mentioned
Judge Stanton of Bemidji as a pos
OF YESTERDAYS PAPERS-REA
attractions for the day and evening,
that all might avail themselves of an
evening's pleasure on an otherwise
"off night," and at the same time
help the Red Cross.
At the Rex tonight willbe shown
Clara Kimball Young, the celebrated
star of the Select Pictures, in "The
Marionettes," taken from the famous
stage play by the same name. It is
her own company of 19 players.
At the Elko will be shown Ann
Pennington in "The AntiCB of Ann,"
a Paramount picture showing this
talented screen actress in just what
the title of the film implies. This
screen star is given broad scope to
display her abilities.
Owing to the "heatless day" for
theaters, no film was available for
today by the management of the
Gijand and that house will be "dark"
Prices Remain Same,
for the shows. and puolfc.
is expected to turnMthe-general out and. help the
Red Cross, at the same time receiv
ing full returns in an evening's en
(By United Press)
St. Paul, Feb. 12.James Mana
han, here this afternoon, charged
that he was forcibly ejected from
Lakefield, Minn., yesterday and pre
vented from defending his client, Jo
seph Gilbert, being tried there for
Gilbert is manager of the National
Manahan says he and the farmers
gave $21 to the Re Cross by auc
tionin off a parrot.
tjr*iLtii tto bin*
Manahan and threatened had
him. Sheriff Lee interfered and spir
ited him from the city, advising him
to remain away. He came here,
leaving his client to be defended by
a young attorney named Paddock.
Warrants Are Issued.
Lakefield, Minn., Feb. 12.War-
rants have been issued here charging
A. C. Townley, president of the Non
partisan League, with conspiring to
discourage enlistments in the mili
tary and naval forces of the United
Warrants are also issued accusing
Joseph Gilbert, secretary and organ!
zation manager, on the same charge,
and with violating the Minnesota law
SAFETY BOARD MODIFIES
Winona, Minn., Feb. 12.The
bone dry order of the Minnesota pub
lic safety commission has been
amended and in reality its drastic
effects will not he felt until April
1 Henry W. Libby, secretary-mem
ber of the commission, in Winona
admitted the truth of the reports to
The amendment was passed last
Tuesday by the commission follow
ing complaint from brewers that
stock on hand could not be disposed
of if the bone dry provisions applied
at once to 58 counties. The modi
fication provides that beer, brewed
prior to the date of the order, up
to $5,000, may be sold on the same
provision that prevailed heretofore
until April 1.
FOR COURT JURORS
"STAR"MAIL ROUTE FOR
AROUND LAKE PLANNED
_ali _, if plans mature, and there seems
Th prices wUJUrjMaaJlnl b^^a^a J^B reason why they should
(JSrimM. residents around the
lake will have mail Bervice this sum
mer and likewise passenger service
during the day
This problem was referred to a
committee of the Commercial club
and the matter of a "star" mail route
will be taken up with government
authorities for the coming summer,
starting May 15 and ending Octo
By a "star" route is meant that
the carrier will also be allowed to
carry parcels and passengers The
plan calls for leaving Bemidji at 8
o'clock in the morning, arriving in
Bemidji at 11 o'clock, anil leaving
in the afternoon at 4:30 o'clock and
arrive back at 7 o'clock
DOES THIS COME UNDER
HEAD OP "HOARDWG?"
Chicago, Feb 12 Immense quan
tities of cheese held in cold storage
in this country have been ordered
by the United States food adminis
tration to be put on the market by
June 1, when the new cheese-making
The department of agriculture
says that on Jan. 1, 60,000,000
pounds of cheese were in storage
houses reporting to the government,
and it is estimated a large quantity
XJWt sp^epoxteiU JWiis is 80 per,
cent more thafr was ffeld a yeaf age
(By United Press)
Washington, Feb. 12.The state
department today officially an
nounced that Germany has served
an ultimatum on Roumania demand
ing immediate peace and that the
Roumanian cabinet has resigned
On account of "The Four Artists"
appearing in the Methodist church
Thursday under the auspices of the
study club, the meeting to be held
In the Presbyterian church, at which
Rev. Barrackman was to speak, has
been postponed indefinitely.
LITTLE EFFECT SEEN IN
(By United Press)
Wafhington, Feb. 12.Military
experts believe Russian demobiliza
tion will have little effect upon the
situation. Germans have already
withdrawn all forces needed.
CORE PASSES EXAMINATION
FOR P. 0. SERVICE AT PANAMA
Postmaster Ritchie today received
a telegram from J. Cobb, who has
for some time been an employe of
the postoffice, that he has success
fully passed his examination in St.
Paul and leaves tonight for a postal
position in the Panama canal zone.
R. L. Given, chairman of the pa
triotic speakers' bureau, is planning
a big patriotic meeting for Wednes
day evening at the court house. The
purpose of the meeting is to discuss
the present war situation and the
need of voluntary enlistments.
Members of the grand and petit
juries have been extended a cordial
invitation to be present In fact
they are to be the honored guests of
the occasion. The citizens in gen
eral are urged to turn out, and as
sist in spreading the patriotic gos
pel by their presence.
A member of the recruiting com
mittee will outline the work and
make suggestions as to future plans
of carrying on the work effectively.
The work of organizing sub-commit
tees in the various towns tributary
to Bemidji is now in progress and
out-of-town jurors may be called up
on to take up the work in their re
The speaker of the evening will be
City Attorney M. J. Brown.
(By William Simms)
Staff Correspondent, United Press
Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 12.
"Austrian workers, before taking up
their tools, following the recent
strikes, did three signifiaht things.
They laid down conditions forcing
Foreign Minister Qternin to adhere
to the Wilsonian program, and sent
a delegation to Emperor Karl, who
said 'peace is my only aim day and
"The workers formed a permanent
committee to maintain a watch on
the government and force it to keep
"The same causes which did not
change the strike, continue.
"The AustrianB want peace and
are opposed to dying for pan-German
dreams of conquest.
"I know for fact that an Austrian
official, now in Switzerland, declared
that Austria was ready to accept
President Wilson's peace terms. Aus
trian rulers are afraid of the future,
specially if the war continues.
"The Bolshevik! movement is
growing in Austria-Hungary and the
country is menaced by revolution
and dismemberment. The monarchists
are scared. Austria has been hit
hard by the war and the people are
"The Vienna economic neues re
ports 45,000 deaths in Vienna in
1917 against 24,000 births. Many
deaths due to tuberculosis-have been
oaused by malnutrition,"
SEDITIOUS COUJkor AI
IS FORCED TO RESIGN
t. -Faul-Mlnn. Feb. 12.It de
velopes that the recent resignation of
Dr. Adolph Ackerman, as president
of the Martin Luther college at New
Ulm, resulted from pressure exer
cised by the State Public Safety com
mission, because of the man seditious
Participation in the anti-|jKft
meeting at'New Ulm, which led to
the expulsfon from office of Dr. L.
A Fritsche, mayor of the town, and
Albert Pfaender, city atforney,
said to have caused the demand for
Dr. Ackerman'fl4rslgnation. The of
flcials wer expelled by Governor J.
A A. Burnauist.
The meeting of the trustees was
said to havl tatwplace in theTwHl'--**
Cities recently. Ttie tdustees are
said to have considered the patriotic
reasons of the request from the com
mission and to have asked Dr. Ack
erman to offer his resignation. This
was accpted, according to the dis
patches The election of Dr. B.
Bliefernicht, a professor in the col
lege to the presidency was announced
at the same time.
COURT BEGINS ITS
The February term of the district
feourt opened today and the grand
jury commenced its grind.
The term of court Bhows little out
of the unusual and the most prom
inent feature of the grand Jury will
be the consideration of the Henrion
net case, wherein Roland Henrion
net is held for the slaying of Oscar
OBSERVED BY THE SCHOOLmS^
Today is Lincoln's birth anniver
sary and in honor of the event the
public schools were closed and the
kiddies enjoyed themselves to suit
POLICE CARRY RIFLES
Chicago, Fob. 12.Five hundred
rifles have been distributed to Chi
cago patrolmen and a score of auto
mobile squads were organized to hunt
down gangs of gunmen and armed
robbers who have been terrorizing
the city for the past few weeks
Frank A. Knaeble and Hazel Vn
dervort, both of Itasca, were married
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Presbyterian parsonage, Rev i*
P. Warford officiating. They will
make their home in Itasca.
"STRUGGLE AT CRISIS"
SAYS KING GEORGE
(By United Press)
London, Feb. 12."The struggle
in which we are engaged has reached
a critical stage, demanding more
than ever our unlimited energies and
resources," King George said In open
ing parliament today,