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JBWBUtT ^E SItVERWAEE
Sit Gctwwiifnt Awaty Offioe
\v^^Pwpajdfv Ee4 'or Sweaters,
T9 Woman'? Study club of Be*
midji^ha* taken up the work or the
Treasure"and Trinket "Fund which is
^-movement started under the direc
tion of the aviation committee of the
Nation*** Special Aid Society of New
'&M& J* sofiiety-workinj^fpr the wel-j
'W fare of the feviatfpn^eT&artment of
"h the United States service.
aim and purpose of this pp
eiety ia to collect discarded jewelry
an$ silverware, treasures and trlnk-
._et of all kinds and description^ to
l'l%'% he' Subsequently turned,- into. cash^
kt this cash to be nsed in buying? sweat-,
%L,r ere, stockings, helmets, wrifctiefo and
'm&& any and all warm clothing for, the
comfort of the aviators, also' to fur
nish amusement for the boys in the'
Cities, towns and village' through
out- the country are rapidly taking
up this." branch, pt the work and it
is believed Bemidji .will stolid, ready,
as usual, to co-operate in any. worthy
movement. It is requested that any
one who has any old stiver or plated
ware .that has -.been .discarded, or ot
no use, donate" same to
silver coffee pots,'teathis petsfund. sil
ver cake plates, candle sticks rings,
bracelets, drinking cups, trays,
knives, forks, spoons, napkin rings
and in fact ^ver^ and any? article
that can bo me$e itown" ean be
used,* also ^trinkets, watches, etc.,
..that cannptrbe melted are requested
Jlas. such., are sold, or disposed *o.f- }n
money is jasked^only, scraps* ot gold
^information will be gladly given.
STORE BUILDING SOLD
TO EDWARD ANDERSON
A deal in business district prop
erty of interest has just been con
summated, whereby Edward Ander
son purchased the business building
occupied by A. Brose on Minnesota
avenue, between Third and Fourth
streets, from Charles Swedback. The
amount involved was not stated.
Mr. Anderson bought the property
for a business investment.
MURDER CASE FILLED
^ilain ai atVekp^"ap
?f^Boueht bv Government. J$
The articles donated are sent to
the United States assaying office
where they are-melted, the gold and'
silver being sent to the United States
mint, and nickle and plated Ware
are' used iby the navy department in
fitting ships. The money thus de
rived is used in purchasing articles
of clothing, etc., as mentioned, for
the boys in the flying corps.
#& These In Charge.
irfVi!,, "Any and all articles can be left
Mat Netzer's drug store any time from
ipaow until March 9 on which day a
^"shipment will be. made to the United
^.States assaying* office.
lffr Anyone wishing further informa
4Wtlon may call or see Mrs. L. A. La-
^'-Baw, 718 Bemidji avenue, phone
$*'476-W, or Mrs. R. A. Olson, 1118
^Bemidji avenue, phone 465, and any
WILSON WILL NOT FURTHER
PROPAGANDA IN AUSTRIA
f*# Washington, Feb.
apparent hopelessness of peace
tiations on Chaneallor HertlingM
terms, President Wilson will make
no attempt to increase Austrian die
content with German "junk" rule,"
officials here believe.
Helps Assifn County Draft
An interesting feature of the ar
rival of the Beltrami county draft
quota at Camp Bodge, was that Cap
tain George Geib of Bemidji was one
of the officers who received the
quota. Captain Geib is the stast
ical officer of Camp Dodge and was
active with Colonel Howell in as
signing the new selectives. Captain
Geib was a member of the archi
tectural firm of Geib & Leibsle jr
Bemidji and when he( went into the
service he left his partner, Roy
Leibsle. The latter is now in an of
ficers' training camp in the south.
Minnesota has acquired an inter
est in almost every unit in distrib
uting the 8,600 Minnesotans who
were ordered to report at Camp
Dodge this week.
There are no longer units at Camp
Dodge made up entirely of Minnesota
Its "pulling'powet"** an advertising
todayrtlwr twelfth jurat'
was secured for the Henrlonnet jnur
deR^sase* 'and* Judge Statttott was
mw^kwwd with the result of the
iitito *wwrt ai." ^mtmmm^m^ in
town 6rJMetfy*&&&m3&> ireeeue*
today, ifter a two days' attempt to
secure the tost of the twelve jurors
in threes venires. $
The jury'that Heurionnet ^will
iace, on a charge of .shooting and
-slaying jOsear Tfelson, Consists, of
William Hunt, Carl Peterson,. Henry
Falk, George W- Moore? Henry
Breckner, B. J. Tucker, Peter Ten
Byck, Carl WsHin,, Ascar-Shea, El
dore Rippyt Carl Haegenson^ and
Iver Myhre. *H$
The trial was set to begin*at 1:30
6,'clock this afternoon
belief that.it i^lll ^WJitVMg.
beosome sentational' testimony^ pro
duced'and a packed courtroom daily
is expected throughout the trial*.,,,
Towniey of' the Rational Nonpar
tisan League, and Joseph Gilbert,
manager of the lea'gue,"were arrested
at -league headquarters here' this
forenoon on a warrant issued by
Albert Allenr prosecuting attorney
of-Martin county, .charging combina
tion to ^conspire, seditiously to teach
men not to enlist to fight Germany.
The- Lakeflleld warrant, making
similar eHarges^Bas not been-eerved.
/Sheriff Carver? of ^ffartltt. *euhty,
led to.taWe the prisoners back^to
'Tney Insisted' upok get
ting ball here' and took the matter
to the state capitol for decision.
The warrant was drawn upon a
32-page pamphlet, issued by the
league and, entitled "War Program
and Statement of Principles." Never
was an attempt made to Withhold
this pamphlet, which was issued last
June,-from the public,
In the national
eran churches of/
of the Luth-
for a war.fund of $750,000 to be
used for the welfare of Lutherans
who are in the military of the United
States, which closed last night, Be
midji and vicinity contributed
The first allotment- of Minnesota
was $100,000 and then it was de
cided to raise it to $150,000, but
the state Lutherans even went over
the $200,000' mark, making a re
markable record. One congregation
of 800 in the state subscribed over
The Lutherans of Bemidji met a
ready response to their solicitations,
the various wards of the city being
canvassed by specially appointed
committees. Of the total amount
collected, $12.05 was raised in Sol
way, $4 in Wilton and $3 in Turtle
Wfth the colors in France there
are 150,000 Lutherans and thou
sands more in the camps in the
SERBIAN CABINET RESIGNS
(By United Press)
London, Feb. 28.The. Serbian
cabinet has resigned, says a Corfu
nen, but several are very nearly BO.
the 349th infantry, which had no
Minnesota men in the ranks at all
prior to this increment, has been as
signed approximately 1,750 "Go-
phers," and the 339 field artillery,
which had only Iowa and Illinois
members before, has now about 300
Gophers Predominate in Units.
The 350th regiment another Iowa
organization under the old system,
drew about 600 Minnesota troops.
this week, and 1,000 Minnesotans
have "been scattered among the ma
chine gun units, trains, sanitary
corps, medical department and sim
Several regiments, however, will
be predominately Minnesota organl
lontlnued on Page Four)
'key v"?t.j i
I:' This City.
EAILROADS ARE AIDIHG IN
Special Exhihition Train To fpur
Southland Everybody ShouI|V
-i^ Boost for Benudji'.:
At'a meeting of the Commercial
club Wednesday noon the members
tw weeks -^g^U** the r-^.^fii^rMr te!^
yf favof.^thistim'e'f or Raymond Ma
gaurn of Bemidji, just appointed re
cruiting officer for the Canadian
military in Bemidji, and that is if
anyone has a desk not in use and It
can be spared, would it be loaned
to Mr. Magaurn. It will be well
taken care of and returned when it
has served its purpose.
Mr. Magaurn is a young man who
lost, the 'first .two fingers on his 'left
hand. He has endeavored every way
to enlist, making four attempts, but
the missing fingers have proved a
handicap. He has just received his
appointment as Canadian recruiting
officer at Bemidji and will have the
co-operation of Recruiting Officer
Foucault, U. S. A.
Neither of the governments fur
nish office equipment nor much of
the incidental expense and these
come out of the recruiting Officers.
Corporal Foucault is using a desk
loaned by a patriot and Mr. Ma
gaurn would also appreciate the
courtesy. Anyone willing to make
the loan of a desk will call 'the
local recruiting office.
ANNUAL MEETING OF
I I COMMERCIAL CLUB
The annual meeting of the Com
mercial club will be held Tuesday
evening, March 12, in the club
rooms, at which time a new board
of directors will be elected and new
officers chosen, A
A list of members in good stand
ing will be mailed out to every mem
ber March 1 by the secretary, from
which list the members are. ta select
fifteen directors. These ^elections
are to be mailed or turned over to
the secretary before the meeting and
canvass of these returns will be
made, that night.
New officers will be chosen from
the newly elected board members.
Members who are not in good stand
ing, which means that dues must be
paid for February, 1918, will not
be permitted to vote, neither will
such names be considered if chosen
to the directorate.
"SILENT" LARS0N|AYg ,___
TO HIS INDIAN AGENTS
H. A. Larson, better known as
"Silent" Larson, of Denver is in Be
midji on a business visit* Mr. Lar
son is the head of the Federal In
dian officers, of which J. P. Brandt
of Bemidji is the head of this dis
The nom de plume "Silent" was
fastened upon Mr. Larson .because
he has so much to say.
GERMAN BATTLE FLEET I
(By United Press)
Copenhagen, Feb. 28.The Ger
man fleet in the Baltic is steaming
northward, full speed, toward Fin
land, a Berlin dispatch stated today.
BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA, THTTESDly EVENING. FEBEUAET 28, 1917
Bemidji To Take
Ten -Thousand Lakes association and
also to send two men as Sreptpenta
tlves of the community with tfie ad
vertising car, which will tour the
southern States next month, tin.' co
operation with Minnesota railroads
and hotel men.
The amoiint decided upon- was not
to exceed $800, as Bemidji's^ltfare
toward furthering .this greafc^afver
tising project. The purpose ofjfchis
organization is to advertise the sum
mer resorts in Minnesota. The par
will carry exhibits of game and' fish,
as well as a supply of fresh fish to
be served at the various stopping
places along the route.
The committee named to solicit
this fund is as follows: F., 8. Ly
can and T. J. Burke will call on the
hotels/'' wholesale houses, banks and
mills C. W. Jewett and J. P. Lahr
will canvass the garages, real estate
men and restaurants 'E. J, Wll
lits and F. J. Koors will wait on
the .business and professional men.
WILL SOME ONE KINDLY
ae* .-is" again 'going^to-nsk-
Jj .\L' (By United Press)
GAUNTLET FOR SENAT0RSHIP
'i (By United Press)
Washington, Feb. 28.^Congress-
man Lenroot this afternoon tele
graphed an order to Wisconsin to file
his name in nomination for United
States senator, to succeed the late
Congressman Cooper of Wisconsin
is also mentioned as another starter
in the race, but he said he would
Sergeant McDeHenry, Canadian
recruiting officer, addressed the
members of the Commercial club at
the noon day luncheon Wednesday
and narrated some interesting inci
dents to which he was an eye wit
ness in France and Belgium.
The sergeant related some start
ling facts and pointed out the need
of men to keep the regular army up
to war strength. He urged the co
operation of the business men and
members of the Commercial club in
assisting him and -his office to locate
Canadian aliens and "slackers."
FOUR SAMMIES JMWTENCEB^^
DEATH ASLEEP AT POSTS
Washington, Feb. 28.Four Sam
mies in France have been sentenced
to death for sleeping at their posts.
General Pershing approved the or
der. President.Wilson will review
the order before the execution.
JOINS THE ENGINEERS
When Ed Ripple leaves Bemidji
tomorrow night for Columbus, O., to
join an engineering regiment, the
Pioneer will lose a valuable man, in
its mechanical department and the
engineers will acquire an all 'round
athlete and a good soldier. Mr. Rip
ple has been in charge of the presses
of the Pioneer Publishing company.
Just about the most disappointed
patriot in Bemidji at the outbreak
of the war was Ripple. He had been
a member of the Fifth division, Min
nesota naval militia, but a strain
received prior to the departure of
the naval division prevented him
from going. But Ripple didn't in
tend to remain behind and he under
went an operation that straightened
htm put and he is now ready to get
into the game. He has had several
months experience as a locomotive
fireman, is an expert around ma
chinery and will be sent to France.
YESTERDAYS PAPERS-READ THE PIONEER
THE ROADS IN FRANCE
alGerman bombardment In the Alsne. Due to recent victories of the utiles,
thi^district Is well behind the firing line and is, of course, )n the hands of its
MANKATO HOME GUARD
CALLED INTO SERVICE
'Paul, Feb. 28.Npnpartisan
League officers this afternoon denied
thtire was any meeting scheduled for
Mapleton, where the Mankato guards
wfre ordered sent.
Personna Non Grata.
Wiverton, Feb. 28.A Nonpartis
anT League speaker arrived here to
daV to arrange a meeting. He was
informed by merchants that he was
personna non grata,and he immedi
ately left/ |T^C^.
i'''."(By United Press)
Mankato, Feb. 28.The entire
Home Guard company ot Mankato
was'today sworn in as deputy sher.
Afffi and 30 members ordered to Ma
plfloni where a, Nonpartisan league
speaker, named Wilson, is reported
ito be determined to hold a meeting
despite warning from the authori
ties against holding a meeting.
The guardsmen carried full equip
ment. -1 tf'
(By Joseph Shaplen)
United Press Correspondent
Petrogirad, Feb. 28.The Aus
trians have refused to advance
against the Russians In Volhynia,
say dispatches from Zithomir today.
Fearing the Austrians* refusal,
German and. Austrian commanders
stationed 200,000 Germans in the
Reports of growing dissatisfaction
on the part of the German troops
have come from Orsha. General von
Hindenburg has ordered operations
in that district to h,allt. The Ger
mans have been ordered to .stop^ the
a^nce, ^ga'Jnst,*#$#- "&&
Petrograd h&s undergone a marked
transformation: The, city, is opti
mistic, warlike and determined.
BHMTJN CHICKENS TAKE
BLUES AT CR00KST0N SHOW
Dr. J. Warninger today received
the prize ribbons won by his poultry
exhibits at the big Crookston show,
recently held, and from the looks of
the stack of blues there wasn't much
left for any one else in the Buff
Plymouth Rock class.
Dr. Warninger had sixteen birds
entered, seven pullets, four hens,
three cockerels, two Cock birds and
two pens. In pulletsv he won first,
second, third, fourth and fifth.
Hens, first, second, third and fourth.
Cockerels, first, second and third.
Cock birds, first and second. Pens,
first and second. Third in cock bird
of American breed.
These birds were also big winners
in the show of the Minnesota Fanci
ers' association in St. Paul.
WITH THE CITY CLERK
The three days registry for all
aliens in Bemidji and vicinity, aside
from German aliens who had special
days set for them to register, closed
last night with 442 registered with
City Clerk Stein.
Among the aliens wer a large
number of women and some children.
The latter were obliged to register if
over 14 years of age.
The names will all be forwarded
to the state auditor's office at St.
Paul and made part of the state rec
ord of aliens.
Civilian Recruiting Work
The civilian recruiting committee
"hit the trail" Wednesday morning
for ab.out an bout, saw sixty-two
men and women and secured a con
tribution from sixty of them, and the
two who did not contribute "were
broke," but stated that tney would
"come across" as soon as they had
The "Good Fellow" story in the
Pioneer Tuesday afternoon, asking
for contributions to the local re
cruiting fund, familiarized most of
the people with the purpose of the
committee's call and they were
ready to* give. In one instance, the
committee was hailed .from across
the street, with, "Walt a minute, I
want to get on that list."
Twenty-eight outright dollar
donations were made' and thirty men
signed the "Good Fellow" list, who
agree to keep a surplus in the fund
from month to month.
y-'k Youn^ Men to Help.
During the next few days several
of the younger men will continue
the canvass, Joseph Forester and
GO CRAZY WITH
(By United Press)
With the Americans afield, Feb.
28.The first detailed story ot the
German gas attack night before last
on the Americans in the trenches on
tbe western front, is" given by Pri
vate Hado, from hjs bed in the hos
The gassed soldier said:
"The stuff had a funny effect/ I
feel dopey and want to sleep all the
time. That day the Germans shelled
our trenches accurately, showing
they had the range. It rained all
day and then cleared. Tl)e front was
quiet when all of a sudden there was
suspicious German activity. We
signaled for barrage but the wires
were cut and the Germans started
"We sent up rockets but the bar
rage waB delayed and the cry came
that gas had -been let loose at us.
Everyone grabbed hiB mask. I got
mine on but my companion failed to
get his on and he fell to the ground
in terrible pain, I tussled with him
to'get his mask on and mine slipped.
I got a little gas- $P^'
"The other man went clean crazy
with pain and I couldn't hold him.
He dashed out of the dugout shriek-
was hell. Next time we will get the
The United Press learned that a,,
crazed soldier ran barefooted a mile
and then dropped. It is believed he
FROM PRE IN 1917
(Special to Pioneer)
St. Paul, Feb. 28.The fire loss
Beltrami county last year was
$277,966 from 88 fires.
This is an increase over the pre
ceding year of |206,203 with 61
more fires, says George H. Nettle
ton, chief assistant state fire mar
While it 1B probably true that
many of these fires were of such na
ture that they occurred despite pre
cautions taken, still nothing should
be overlooked at this time to keep
down this loss.
The state and federal governments
are doing their utmost to conserve
resources and fire losses are" coming
to be distinguished as a menace that
every citizen should guard against
especially during war times.
CLUB MEETS MARCH 4
The Woman's Study club will meet
at the home of Mrs. C. E. Battles,
Lake Boulevard, Monday afternoon,
Julius Schmidt of the Northern Na
tional bank, will start on the work
ind pass, tbe opportunity along to
other young men. The aim is to
secure at least 100, dollar subscrip
tions. If there are any who Wish
to get on the "Good Fellow" list
they may dp so by leaving their
name with B. H. Denu, chairman of
These Start List.
The following are the first thirty
to sign the "Good Fellow" list:
Northern National Bank, Bemidji
Mfg. Co., Bemidji Pioneer, Given
Hardware Co., Security State Bank,
D. L. Stanton, A. T. Carlson, B. N.
French, M. C. Longballa, C. A.
Knapp, E. S. Ashley, G. M. Palmer,
G. W. Campbell, P. N. Murphy, E.
B. Berman, Shavitch Bros., F. S.
Lycan, G. W. Ferrel, Cushner &
Dunn, E. W. Johnson, E. A. Barker,
H. Z. Mitchell, Gill Bros., T. J.
Burke, Gamble-Robinson Co., St
Hilalre Lumber company, Huffman &
O'Leary, C. R. Sanborn, Charles Nan
gle and A. L, Molander,
From Hospital Bed, Victim Gives 3
First Detailed Aooount of A
Deadly Attttfc?*-* ^'^V^'i
"BOYS BEHAVED FINE BUT
IT WAS HELL," HE SAYS
Companion Runs Shrieking With
Mind Gone Unable to Get
Gas Mask On,
i is ,l.