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BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
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ONE REMEDY TO CORRECT INJUSTICE-.
With four times as much wealth as the Solid South, the
rest of the country pays nine times as much income taxthat
is.more than twice as much on each dollar's worth. Is this
one of the president's reconstruction polices the Democratic
candidate for congress wants to help the Southern Democrats
keep saddled on his Northern constituents? There is no
reriiedy for this rank injustice, due to Democratic politics, but
a Republican congress by which this section of the country,
which pays the taxes, will have something to say about how
they are expended.
GOT TO GIVE IT TO THOSE REDBY FOLKS.
If some enerprising photographer could get the inhabitants
of Redby and vicinity in a group and take their picture it
would be one of the most interesting views in existance. Red-
by, small in size, making no claims to distinction on that score,
is the livest spot in this part of the state. It is this little group
of patriots that have met its Liberty Loan quotas And came
through in everything else that has been started in war activi-
ties, has a live wire Red Cross and in the last Liberty Loan
quota, with 'an allotment of $1,000,. shot away over that and
reported over $8,000. Then on top of that everybody got
busy and contributed a handsome Bum to the Pioneer fund for
the stricken forest fire vicitims.
WE DOUBT LEGALITY OF MOVE.
Secretary Daniels of the navy department is issuing an
appeal to the voters of Michigan to send Henry Ford to the
U. S. senate, the advocacy of Ford being based upon his fac-
tory production of war products. We would like to ask Secre-
tary Daniels if it would be legal for a United States senator or
other government official to have contracts with the govern-
ment and wouldn't a senator vote and have influence on
measures wherein it might be fattening to his bankroll
We have a sneaking idea that if it hadn't been for repu-.
lican members of the senate and congress news of some of
those rotten contracts and deals which" squandered millions of
the people's money would have been smothered. At least
they wouldn't have been made public by Creel's million dollar
misinformation publicity bureau, that the Liberty Loan bond
buyers are supporting.
If wecouldn't have the endorsement of the general public
we'll be doggoned if we'd beg for it. A man receives what
he's entitled to from all classes of people and it should make
no difference .whether they are rich or poor, or their nationalty,
nor to what church they belong, or what their political faith.
The Grand Rapids Hearld-Review contains an article
which advises its inhabitants to eat sand from the shores of
Pokegama lake for its curative qualities. Bemidji people don't
have to go to the lake to obtain 'a supply. Bemidji folks have
enough "sand" without having to dig for it.
In other words, if a candidate for the national legislature
is a republican, he is not welcome at Washington. If he hap-
pens to be a democrat, no matter what his record, he will be re-
ceived with open arms. Just so it is a democrat with the name
branded on the hide is what is wanted.
Republicans and hundreds of thousands more not carry-
ing the democratic label are helping pay for the war to defend
their country and have sons in the army yet they are not con-
sidered by the powers that be, desirable to sit in the councils
of the nation.
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NEWSPAPERDOM LOSES NOTED MEMBER.
That mystic call of "30" has been heard in Minnesota once
more, and the Great Editor wrote it at the end of the bookof
life of William J. Murphy, owner and publisher of the Minne-
apolis Tribune, while he was in Chicago.4
best known editors in the United States laid down his pen and
Minnesota lost one of its best friends and one of its prime fac-
tors in its progress.
The Tribune, in vein similar to the New York Sun when
the great Charles A. Dana "carried on," wrote a simple an-
nouncement of the death of the owner of the splendid pub-
lication, four short lines only, directly announcing the fact.
And it will be the newspapers of the state that will tell of the
virtues of their loved brother craftsman.
In the days of hand composition, before the advent of
modern typesetting machines and the perfecting presses, when
morning newspapers observed the "dead line" at 2:30 o'clock,
would come the call from the back shop of "2:30 o'clock,"
meaning the last of the copy should be in. It became shortened
to "30" and meant the last, when written at the bottom of the
final article written for the issue, and the mystic figures in news-
paper parlance means "the last."
W. J. Murphy took up his newspaper labors in Minnesota
in 1891 when he became the owner of the Tribune. Under his
guidance the paper grew in size and prestiage, ranking with
the best in the country. It became a power in all that affected
the upbuilding of the city of Minneapolis, the entire state of
Minnesota and the great northwest. His sense of honor was
the highest and tie spoke fearlessly when fearlessness and
fairness were the best interests his constituency demanded. He
had been an influential'personage for years in Minnesota, a
newspaper man of the type of which there are few, and the
firmament has lost one of most distinguished stellar lights.
'And another of the
..(Inserted by H. N. McKee in his
own behalf. Amount to be paid, $10
The office of Coroner Is an im
portant one. .One of the first things
to be considered in the election of a
coroner is that he should be ex
perienced and efficient in every line
of the work, and also that conditions
should be such that he can be locatad
at any time.
H. N. MCKee, who was nominated
al the primary election for the office
or Coroner, seeks election entirely no
his merits. ,He has been a licensed
undertaker for six years, and has had
experience in that line of work for
about 15 years. He is a property
owner and taxpayer in the city of
Bemidji, and also owns property
throughout the county.
If elected he assures the citizens of
the county that the office of the
county coroner will be properly taken
(Authorized and to ibe paid for by
Andrew Johnson $15.00 for series.)
Candidate for Re-election to the
Office of Sheriff of Bel
I Take this opportunity to thank
my many friends for their generous
support at the primaries on June
17th. And ask them to remember
me at the General Election on Nov
ember 5th, 1918, as I will be unable
to see many of you on account of
my duties as chairman of the Local
Sheriff of Beltrami Co.
(Inserted and to be paid- for by
W. B. Stewart. Amount for series
W. B. STEWART
Born and brought up on a farm.
Graduate of a state normal school
and the University of Minnesota.
Helped secure the sixth normal
school fot teachers. In order to aid
districts with' a low assessed valua
tion, helped secure the enactment
of the supplemental state aid law.
While county superintendent, the
number of schools in Beltrami coun
ty has increased from 87 to 173 the
average number of days each pupil
attended in rural and semi-graded
schools from 71 to nearly 98 the
number of pupils not drawing appor
tionment has decreased from 22 in
every 100 to 11 in every 100 in
these same schools the amount of
special state aid received has in
creased annually fom $2,875.00 to
Fifty schools in the unorganized
territory the assessed valuation is
only $629,000.00 the levy of fifteen
mills gives a little less than $10,000.-
00 seven months school provided
not an other unorganized territory
with schools in the state on a cash
"The records, files and accounts
are well kept by the clerk."Public
Your support will be appreciated.
W. B. STEWART
Candidate for Re-Election to the
Office of .County Superintendent
of Schools for Beltrami
(Prepared by E. M. Sathre, per
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
H. N. McKEE
(Inserted by A. E. Rako in his own
behalf. To be paid $15.00 for series.)
Candidate for the
To the Voters of the 52nd District:
Having been nominated by the vote
of the people as one of the two candi
dates for the legislature, I wish to re
iterate the statement made prior to
the primaries, that, if elected, I will
represent ALL of the people of the
district in the legislature, and will
not be dominated by the wishes or de
sires of any faction. I again point
ito my record while a member of the
county board and the experience it
has given me in decMing what are
the r%al needs of the county. I will
work for legislation that will.build
MP our great northern empire. I
earnestly request my friends to lend
^heir efforts towards my election, and
Solicit the support of those with
whom I will not have the good for
tune to have a personal interview
prior to election day.
A. E. RAKO}
(Authorized by and for M. E. Ibert
son and to* be paid for by him.
Amount $10.00 for series.)
Having recelYeo. the nomination foi
the office of sheriff at the primaries,
I respectfully solicit your support at
the general election on November
If elected, to the office of sheriff
I will endeavor to enforce the law
and live up to the oath that all coun
ty officials are required to take upon
assuming the duties of the office.
Yours for a clean administration.
M. E. EBERTSON.
(Inserted by A. D. Johnson-in his
own behalf $15.00 to be paid for
Election November 5,1918
($10 to be paid for series.)
Register il Deeds
"o the Voters of Beltrami County:
I am again a candidate for the
Office.-of register'of deeds. If fav
ored by your suffrage, you may rest
.fessured.that in the future the public
"^business of the office will be trans
acted and the county records kept in
the same manner as in the immediate
C. O. MOON.
Being a candidate for the office
of County Commissioner for Bel
trami county, I will appreciate the
support of the voters of the First
District, which includes the city of
^The long residence of Mr. McCuaig
in this locality should fit him teo-)be's
an efficient officer of the county
MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, 1918
(Authorized and inserted by Wil
liam McCuaig. Amount to be paid
for series $10.00.)
0. J. TAGLEY
Candidate for the office of County
Treasurer at the General Election,
November 5, 1918. Your support will
be very much appreciated.
(Inserted by and in his own behalf
Present Auditor for Beltrami
county, whom the vomers consider
loyal, safe and able to conduct the
affairs of this important office. They
believe his election essential in the
safe conduct of the auditor's office.
He will appreciate your support at
the polls election day, November 5,
(Inserted and to be paid for by P. J. Russell. Amount for series $20.00)
PATRICK J. RUSSELL
Loyalty Candidate for Congress
(Inserted by O. J. Tagley in his
own behalf. To be paid for at the,
rate of $10 for series.)
GEORGE W. RHEA
Beltrami county to be voted on at the
general election November 5, 1918.
Your support will be appreciated.
There is something for you in the
Want Ad column today. It's on the
Born and laised on a farm in Scott County, Minnesota.
Admitted to the pifactice of law in 1891, and have been engaged
active practice ever since.
A resident of Bemidji for 19 years, and its village and city attorney
Member of the state forestry board for two years, and drafted the law
for the prevention of forest fires.
First to publicly advocate a change the manner of sale of state
lands, which suggestions have been enacted into law.
First to publicly advocate a state homestead law, which is now being
seriously considered by the state and national government.
I am unqualifiedly in sympathy with President Wilson in every effort
to win this war by force of arms. "Force, force to the utmost, force with-
out stint or limit, the righteous and triumphant force which shall make
right the law of the world and cast every selfish dominion down in the dust."
I believe in, and if elected will work and vote for Government owner-
ship of railroads, telegraph and telephone lines, of coal and iron mines, and
oil fields and natural water powers.
I believe in and will work and vote for an amendment to the Con-
stitntion providing for woman's suffrage without waiting for state initiation.