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VOLUME XVII. NO. 21
Simons Stars in Basket Shoot-
ingSteckma Close Sec?
ond, Erwin Referees
LOCA LS BEGIN SCORING
6 MINUTES AFTER START
Large Crowd Sees Coach
Smith's Proteges Drive An
other NaU in DUt Title _.
I "(By Ted Sexton.)
The Bemidji high school basket
ball team defeated the Grand Rapids
five last night at the armory by a
sobre of 24 to 9. The game had pro
gressed about five minutes when
Simons looped two baskets in rapid
sttcoesalon. "Buck" Steckman netted
t$e next, 'i -Simons shot another.
"Buck" made the ^ext pair, Opshal
hooked in the seventh. Simons rung
in the eighth.
Re Roiix made the first point for
Grand Rapids by looping a free
throw. Forest, the left guard tal
lied a field shot. A personal was
called on Opsahl and Simons. Two
personals were called, on Forest and
one on W. Anderson. The first half
ended with the score 16 to 3.
Simons made two baskets in the
next half and Opsahl made one. Lee
made a basket and W. Anderson
tossed in one. Steckman had a per
sonal. Opsahl had one and Kenfleld
had one and a technical. W. Ander
son had three personals- and Powell
and Forest had one each. Simons
fossed dn two free throws. Lee rolled
in a iree one. A large crowd saw the
game. The Lineup
y. "Opsahl i^-.
ReRoux and .Fjwell
Sumanary: Bemidji field baskets,
Simons 5, Steckman-3, Opsahl 2, free
"throws, Simons 4. iran Rapids
field baskets,-Forest 1, Lee 1, Ander
son 1 free throws, Lee 1, ReRoux 1,
Forest 1. Referee, Walter Ervin
time keeper arid scorekeeper, Prin-
ciparSmlth. y. i
GERMANY: PLEASE REMIT.
(By United Press.)
Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 22. (By
Mail.)Germany is easily able to
poy to the allies an indemnity of
$60,000,000,000, it has been estimat
ed by Commonwealth Statistician
Khibbs of Australia.
Teheran, Persia, Jan. 2. (By Mail.)
-This old town claims the distinc
tion of haying invented the High
T Cost of Living.
'It is alleged that war prices for
'lood prevailed here before 3ai da
"wered. the first smashing blow in
"his Huanish surprise attack upon
that noted neutral, Abel. It must be
true, for there is no other way of ex
plaining the butter. Butter that
must have been hoarded away in
somebody's' cellar back in those days
of the beginnins of things, is selling
nere now for $1.25 per pound. It
would not exactly pass muster out In
Iowa as"strictly fresh."
Flour, "Made in Persia," is selling
Tor $65 a barrel, yet some stores, by
mean* of mystic figuring, manage to
sell Persian bread for 20 cents a
pound. Coal sells for $50 a ton,
though it is a local product, being
.transported from mines only 60 or
75 miles away. Donkeys furnish the
transport. It is hot known what the
coal is used for. Perhaps it is burned
Tn the temples instead of incense, as
there is nothing too good for the
good old Persian God.
Sugar brings $1 per pound, so
taffy pulling parties are not much in
dulged In, Fairly good coffee may bo
bought for $1.80 a pound, and tea
for 1.66. Flour from Europe, from
which real bread may be made, is
field at $160 a -barrel, and soap,
-which is classed as an inexcusable
luxury anyway, brings anything the
merchant can get, many sales at $1
and more per cake being made to
'sToreisaers who Imagine they have to
iiave soap. A fairly good pair of
shoes may be had for $26.
It still is possible to exist' pretty
-cheaply if one has no objection to a
cunstant diet of chieken and eggs.
Chickens are produced locally in
ARTHUR J. BALFOUR'
Arthur J. Balfour, British minister
Of foreign affairs, is one of the leading
members of the peace delegation of
CRITICS BE SPECIFIC
Chicago, Jan. 25.Dr. John R.
Mott has, renewed his demands that
Critics name definite acts and dates
their accusations against the Y. M.
Spewing before the Methodist
ceh^HSEgfoonvention here, Dr. Mott
said *,*I*kpow the Y. M. C. A. more
intimately than any other mau. and
I know there is a mere handful of
things to criticize compared the
vast number of gooadr things th "Y''
win name specific' acts and dates
when things criticized were done." .t.
W HUCTMINE BIL
(By United Press.)
Washington, Jan. 26.The" house
today conferred upon the 100,000,-
000 "famine" bill, passed by the sen
ate 53 to 16, and it is believed it will
be approved Monday and the huge
Following the disposition of this
measure, the national congress will
take up domestic unemployment.
NAVAL MAN RETURNS.
Earl Thurber, who has been in
naval service since April, 1917, is
home, having received his honorable
discharge from the service. He has
been stationed on the battleship
Kansas, and has made several trips
across the Atlantic.
W )f YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN
TEHERAN? HIGHEST PRICED TOWN
(By United Press.)
great quanities, and almost every
city dweller has his own feathered
flock, so chickens may be had in the
market for 80 cents each, and eggs
for 65 cents a dozen. Sheep, too, arc
plentiful and city broke, -so mutton
may be bought for 25 cents a pound'.
The sheep-producing rural folk find
that itfvould take their whole flocks
to buy "shoes for the family, so they
go shoeless and feast oh mutton from
sun to sun. The butter is too much
revered for its age and power to be
eatefl by the proliterait.
Transportation facilities are
scarcely ideal here, and this always
has been given as the chief reason for
the high cost of living. The war, of
course, has furnished another good
reason, and the Persian peddler has
been as ready as the American butch
er with that patriotic slogan. "It's
on account of the war, you know."
The Persian, too, shares with his
American brethren that pailful and
embarassing hesitancy to change
suddenly to, "On account of peace,
you know," and compromises by say
ing nothing except that it is terrible
about the bolshevlki and the dry
Everythins: is carried long .dis
tances on donkeyba6k or by camel.
An automobile In the streets of Te
heran attracts as much attention as
would a. camel train operating on
a New York or Chicago elevated line.
Persia once produced almost as
many Persian rugs as Hoboken, N. J.,
but the war almost swept away the
markets for tnese luxuries. Hence
the problem of unemployment has
entered into the simple life of Te
heran. Crops were bad last season.
Americans, including the mission
aries, have been active in distribut
inr relief, by means of funds collect
ed in America,
*rf ~~iC 5 $,.
W\} CAN'T GET TODAYS NEWS OUT OF YESTERDAYS PAPERS-READ THE PIONEER
BEMIDJI, MINN., SATURDAY EVENING, JAN. 25, 1919
Believed He Could Render
Better Service to City Peti
tion Freely Signed
CARLSON ANNOUNCES HIS
CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR
Rhea, Stein, Lahr Again Enter
for Re-election Aldermen
The proverbial political pot is com
mencing to simmer and spontaneous
Jy petitions have come into -the
limelight, being circulated in behalf
of candidates to be voted for at the
coming municipal election, to be *eld
JProminent among the petitions is"
that "of ~Mayor "Charles W. Vander
sluis, who is a candidate for alder
man-at-large, which carries with it
the presidency of the city council. He
has.been mayor of the city:for the
past three years, being elected each
year, and it is doubtful if there is
a better posted citizen on municipal
affairs than is Mayor Vandersluis.
The office of mayor in Bemidji is a
peculiar one. He has no vote of the
council, has no powers of appoint
ment of city officers, other than the
police-department.- The president of
the council appoints the committees
and presides over the sessions, having
a vote when necessary and is active
in the deliberations.
CarlMfti Seek* Mayoralty.
A. T. Carlson is again a candidate,
for mayor and has his petition in cir
culation to place him on the ticket.
Mr. Carlson is a well known merchant
and when he made the race two years
ago came within about ninety votes
of his successful opponent, Mayor
Vandersluis. He will be a candidate
at the coming election and will make
an active campaign.
George Rhea is again in the race
foi* city treasurer, which office he has
held for seven years to the satisfac
tion of the general public. His ad
ministration has been all to be de
sired. His record is of the highest ana
his being assistant cashier of the
Northern National bank makes him
in position to pro.-.iptly accommodate
J. P. Lahr, v". is completing his
first term as ass.saor, is also a can
didate for re-election. Mr. Lahr has
given a good account of his office and
iis generally believed to be the right
man for the office. This position is
one which requires knowledge of the
realty values of the city and tact and
judgment, and these Mr. Lahr pos
George Stein, for several years city
clerk, is now the possessor of needed
records, supplied by the city, and
which have caused several marked
improvements and better facilities for
handling hiB work. He has also been
handed added duties in the keeping
of records and merited the raise in
salary, small as it was, by the city
council. He is again a candidate and
his many friends are strongly "for"
Aldermen for Re-election.
Alderman A. M. Bagley is again a
candidate from the First ward, and
should be returned. He has given
good service as a representative of
his ward and has been chairman of
the streets and walks committee, a
member of the water and light com
mittee, and hap worked hard for the
interests of the entire city.
Alderman Backus, from the Second
precinct, is chairman of the important
finance committee, completing his
first two-year term, and is always a
"sticker" for havtag things done
right, or he's going to know the
reason. He is also a member of the
auditing committee, the salary com
mittee and chairman of the purchas
In the Third ward, Alderman Phil
Kppi has .practically retired, after a
long term of faithful and efficient
service. His health is not good and
he has gone west for a visit to re
cuperate. His successor is not cer
tain, but the Third can be relied upon
to send a capable representative to
the council. He was chairman of the
poor committee and looked well after
the welfare of the unfortunates of
Should Re-elect BarnelL
In the Fourth, Pearl Barnell com
pletes the unexpired term of former
Alderman Hazen. He has made a
good representative for the Fourth
and used good judgment in conserv
ing the affairs of the city. He is en
titled to re-election, by the voters of
the Fourth. He is chairman of the
license committee, a member of the
poor committee and of tfie printing
Alderman J. W. Smith of the Fifth
ward is also completing his first term.
FARM LABOR TO BE
SHORT THIS SUMMER
SAYS FEDERAL EMPLOYE
(By United Press.)
St Paul, Jan. 25.Farm labor will
be'snorter than last year unless "city
lifters" and boys go to the fields, ac
cording to authorities here today.
Very few soldiers who have been
inutile army long enough to receive
aajr kind of training are willing to
gtiFback to former trades or to the
fam/according'to H. V. KOoh, Min
nesota, director of the U. S. employ
ment service. Thus the war is bring
ing about" a gigantic "turnover" of
Strenuous efforts are being made
by labor leaders and manufactures,
in the larger cities, of the states, to.
prevent further labor turnover dur
present unsettled periodi:
HALL OF MIRRORS, VERSAILLES
i vThe magnificence of the palace of Versailles, where the- peuce treaty will
b*'signed, may be Judged from this view of the Hall of Mirrors.
The outlook for fa,rnv.labor to aid
in spring plantlng'is none too bright
they assert. Efforts-are being: made
to replace men in vocations which
they formerly followed or in which
they have been efficiently trained in
BEMIDJrS SECOND TEAM
PLAYS WALKER TONIGHT
By C. S. Crothers.
(High School Reporter.)
The high school second team plays
Walker's^ first team on Walker floor
tonight.* The second team has done
good work in practicing and expects
to show the Walker boys what a real
game is. There is some good ma
terial to pick from this year and
Coach Smith has' trained them into
good working shape. Walker will
have to go fast to get the victory.
The line up is as follows: Robert
Nylor, r. f. Thomas Simons, I. f.
Roy Stapleton, C. Harvey Washburn,
r. John Koors, 1. g. Roy Tratton,
sub. Mr. Durbahn, manual training
teacher, accompanied the team to
Walker and assures that he will take
good care of the boys.
Little Falls played St. Cloud last
evening and ran up quite a score in
them 30 to 17 in Little Falls' favor.
This shows that if the Bemidji boys
expect to win over Little Falls they
will have to put up a better game
than they did last night against
Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids
boys had it all over the locals on
ANOTHER SOLDIER HOME.
Charles Knox, a brother of Mrs.
H. H. Bolster of this city, arrived in
Bemidji this week, having been dis
charged from military duty. He has
been stationed in Florida part of the
time and the rest of the time in
Texas. He received his discharge at
Camp Dodge. Another brother,
Jesse, is stationed at Camp Dodge and
was given a furlough to accompany
his brother as far as Minneapolis.
He expects to receive nis discharge
some time during the winter.
Harry Hoselton returned Thurs
day evening from Camp Mead, having
received his honorable discharge and
has resumed bis duties as druggist
He astonished the council and every
body eke in his first year by "bag-
1ging"*the entire street fund for im
proving an almost impassable stretch
of main road which ran past Nymore.
He has been an ardent booster for
the Fifth ward and the entire city
and is a member of the finance com
mittee, water and light, chairman of
the printing committee and member
of the poor committee.
ALLIES WANT AMERICA
TO SHARE WAR COSTS
Paris, Jan. 25.Although no
formal proposal has been made sev
eral feelers have been put out in the
direction of President Wilson by
French officials looking to American
assent to the idea of dividing the cost
of this war equally among the United
States, Great Britain and France, and
a.porportlonate share to Italy and
the rest. ,_
In other words, Irrespective of the
damage done "by Germany, which wJil
be embodied in a large indemnity,
an effort is being made to'distribute,
the cost of the war preparations
ajDUjugahe allies. Jt .has been, sug
gested to Mr. Wilson that America
outfht to"pay her Bhare, including the
CDSt-durlng the. perjod,fxotu the open
in* of the European war itself, and
prior to our own participation.
BLAOKDUCK SOLDIER WOUNDED
^EVERELy. SAYS CASUALTIES
A soldier* of felackdiick has been
"wounded severely," according to the
casualty lists just aunounced in
Washington. The young man is
Private Arthur L. Grundmeier.
"The classification and records of
the Beltrami county draft board are
one o- the most complete In me
So expressed Capt. H. J. Murphy,
state draft board inspector, and a
member of Adjutant General Rhi
now's staff, last night, after an In
spection of the draft board in the
court house. "The people of this
county are to be congratulated on
the showing or Its darft board," he
continued. "Mr. Simons has given the
board a good administration and that
young lady (Miss Klein) is about the
best I ever saw in the office of a
board. She's a wonder. The sheriff
is head of the board and every mem
ber is justly entitled to congratula
tion and thanks are due from Gen
eral Rhinow for the courtesies ex
'H don't know when the duties of
"the board will cease," added the cap-
*The Conversation drifted to Be
mldji's proposed armory and Captain
Murphy was given the details of
what Bemidji had done two years
ago before the outbreak of the war,
how the city had authorized 98,000
bonds, -prominent citizens had pur.
chased a site on the lake shore and
given the deed to the state, only to
have the state aid, believed promised
at that time, go astray. "He was
much surprised at the citation and
asked for details, which were forth
coming. He promised to take the
matter up with General Rhinow and
lay it before him.
F. 8. Lycan, proprietor of the
Markham, where the Interview be
tween a representative of The
Pioneer and the captain took place,,
also took a hand and confirmed the
statements of The Pioneer represen
tative and told of the difficulties en
countered in securing the site, about
two or three years being necessary,
also adding that the deed was turned
over to the state.
FORTY-FIVE CENTS PER MONTH
Believes His Nation Should Be
Granted Self Determina
tion Same as Others
DECLARES SERBIA USING
FORCE FOR ANNEXATION
Worships and Troops Attack
Orpoto, Center of Revolt
jL. Threat to Shoot Heard
By William Philip Simms!
(United Press Correspondent.)
Paris, Jan. 26.Nicholas, ruler of
Montenegro, believes his little nation,
should enjoy the same right of self
determlnati6h' as" the larger coun
tries. He expressed confidence today:
that the peace congress will enforce
the ippllcatlbn of this principle.
In an interview with the United
Press, Nicholas declared that Serbia
is attempting to forcibly annex Mon
tenegro, rather than join with her in
the formation of a new Slav state.
0P0RT0 UNDER BOMBAEDMKNT.
Madrid, Jan. 25.~-Several war
ships have bombarded Oporto, where
the monarchist revolt is centered, ac
cording to frontier advices. Food is
reported very scarce there. Palva
Concobo, leader of the non-anarch
ists, is reported to have threatened to
shoot all officials who refuse to obey
the royalist provisional government.
MARCHING ON., 0P0RT0*
Lisbon, Jan. 25.(Monarchists
forces are marching upon, Oporto to
attack that city, the center of the
LiEirr. SWINSON IS
HOME: SERVICE ENDS
Lieut:'' "Tom" Bwinsoli'1
home last night fr,om Cainp Green.
Charlotte, N. C. arid is glad to get
home, now that peace has come and
there is no chance, of,golner.over.
At one time he was In command ot
a company of colored troops and had
been ordered, to Newport News, the
port of embarkation, when he was
ordered to Camp Green to drill other
colored troops. He had his men
ready for over seas duty a second
time when the armistice was1
He is looking well and says he had.
a great time while in Bervfce for
Uncle Sam, although in the Spanish
American war he was in the Philip
pines with the United States forces.
SEATING OF BERGER IS
PROTESTED IN THE HOUSE
Washington, Jan. 25.The first
open opposition to seating Victor
Berger of Wisconsin as a member of
the house came in a statement from,
Representative Glllett of Massa
chusetts, candidate for speaker in the
Glllett said that the refusal to seat
Berger Bhould be the very first act ot
the next house, because Berger was
found guilty of charges of disloyalty.
"The evidense convinces me of hla
disloyalty and I believe the country
generally approves the verdict of the
Jury and I think his guilt is suffi
ciently manifest to disqualify bin
from congress," Glllett said.
STARTS BOOK PURGE MOV'3'
St. Paul, Jan. 25.State eSnator
Gustav Widell of Mankato has start
ed a movement which may result a
an investigation and a change in
many of the text books other than
those on foreign languages used in
the public schools of the state.
Senator Widell, who is a member
of the school board in Mankato, has
had the economic text books of Scott
Nearing banished from the school*
under the jurisdiction of his board on
the ground, first, that the author haa
been arrested for disloyalty, and, sec
ond, that the books are socialistic ta
In view of the fact that the Bol
shevists are spreading their propa
ganda everywhere, and especially ara
trying to reach the school children.
Senator Widell contends that there
should be a thorough investigation.
of the text books used in the schools.
(By United Press.)
Sidney. N. 8. W., Jan. 2. (By
Mall.)Interest on Australia's war
debt will amount to 1100,000,000 an
nually, according to announcement
made by G. 8. Beeby, minister for
labor and industry of New South
Wales. Of this sum 125,000,000 will
be interest on debt incurred in re
patriation of Australian soldiers.