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VOLUME XII. NO. 256
JMemkerskip Drive by Red
Cross Begins November 2
Continues to Nov. 11
HAVE BEEN SELECTED
Costs Only One Dollar to Con
tinue Red Cross in Its
The Third Red Cross roll call will
start nation-wide on November 2,
and continue until November 11, and
the South Beltrami county chapter
will play its part in the campaign
(or renewal of memberships and se
curing new ones.
1 The Bame plan will be carried out
as has been in the previous calls for
Red -Cross membership, which has al
ways proved- effective, it being the
location of places in the business dish
trict where memberships may be ob
tained. President Carlson of the Red
Cross chapter named Mrs. F. T. Beav
er as chairman of the membership ar
rangements and she will have the as
sistance of Mrs. E. H. Denu.
Captains in Charge.
The subscriptions for membership
will be located in the following
places, with the following in charge
Hotel MarkhamMrs. W. B. Er
PostofficeMrs. Earle A. Barker.
Boardman's drug storeMrs. G. M.
City Drug storeMrs. Andrew
Barker's Drug storeMrs. K. E.
NymoreMrs. John Essler.
The captains will appoint their
helpers and it is desired that all so
engaged at the booths wear their
white aprons and headdress witu tne
These Also Boosters.
JHarry Titus, master mechanic of
th4yM. & I. railroad shops will look
alter his "boys," and Miss Mable
Brooks will take care of the Red
Cross interests in the Box factory.
Charles S. Isted, lumber manager
of the Crookston Lumber company,
will take care of the mebershlps in
On Saturday, November 8, Miss
Ethlyn Hall, principal of the Junior
department of the high school, will
assign boys and girls to out doors
work in the canvass for memberships.
Membership in the American Red
Cross for 1920, in response to the
Third! Red Cross Roll call, will be
recognized this year, by the wearing
a membership button and the dis
play in the window of a Red Cross
service flag consists of a large Red
Cross on a white back ground with
the figures "1920" in blue beneath
the cross. Three,blue strips around
the outer edge of the flag represent
the three annual membership drives
The button, the "Badge of Ameri
canism,' 'is of, white celluloid with a
1^:^. Red Cross the center and the
figures 1920in below.
.Monday, November 10, has been
designated in the Northern Division
as "wear your button day" and every
person who does not wear the mark
of a Red Cross member will be asked
that day to renew his membership in
the American Red Cross for Peace
START ON TRAIL OF
Result of Six Arrests in Raids
Made at Same Time
in Ohio City
(By United Press.)
Cleveland, O., Oct 29.Cleveland
officers were hurried to several cities
today to aid in the search for per
sons who participated in the nation
wide bombing of last May and June,
following the arrest of Ave men and
a women in four simultaneous raids
here last night.
Chief of Police Smith said the sex
tet arrested is believed memhp of
the most dangerous gang of anarch
ists in America. Other arrests are
The police asserted today that the
anarchists had planned to blow up
the police station.
General F. W. Rhinow, Colonel J.
B. Wodlnough, Major W. C. Garis
and Major H. L. Grady, state and! fed
eral military officials were guests of
the Bemidji Civic and Commerce as
sociation at the noon day luncheon
today. After the dinner, President
R. L. Given provided the association
members with a splendid! program
during which Brigadier General
Rhinow and Colonel Woolnough gave
some interesting talks.
"We have decided to give .Bemidji
an infantry unit," said the general,
"and it will be necessary for every
business man to stand .behind, not
only during the work of organiza
tion, but boost for it after such or
ganization is effected.
"I understand that Bemidji ex
pects, also, to organize a naval mili
tia, and from what I have been told
and what I have seen, I believe that
Bemidji is capable of supporting
both. It will take 100 men for the
infantry company and 75
naval militia, and1
OWNER OF ILLEGAL
LI0U0R STILL NEAR
GEMMELL IS ARRESTED
Federal Officer Johnson Gets
Him as Emerges From
BEMIDJI WILL GET NATIONAL
GUARD UNIT, SAYS RHINOW
State Brigadier General Confirms Efforts of Bemidji to Secure
When Claude Schiable of the Gem
mell country was released from the
county jail at International Falls
Tuesday, after serving a thirty days
sentence for violation of the county
option law of the state, he was met
by W. J. Johnson of Bemidji, federal
Indian officer, who served a warrant
upon him on a charge of operating
an illegal liquor still In the woods
Johnson* brought the accused to
Bemidji and arraigned him before
Judge Simons. To the federal agent,
the prisoner admitted his guilt, as
Johnson had recalled some of his
movements, which greatly puzzled
Schiable was held in bonds of $2,-
000 to face the federal grand jury in
Duluth next January. Schiable then
a*ked the judge if he couldn't plead
guilty and was ordered to Fergus
Falls in two weeks and plead.
The charge against the prisoner
was "having a still under his control
and possession, without having the
same registered with the internal re
venue department." He had for
the past few years been operating
about ZVz miles northwest of Gem
mell, and the outfit is in possession
of the sheriff at International Falls
Residents of the vicinity of Gemmell
discovered the still, after being on
its trail for some time, and also
found 2,200 pounds of syrup, and re
ported their find to Officer Johnson.
Letters were also found telling of
plans for a wireless telephone. The
still had a capacity of five gallons
per day, so the accused operator stat
ed when asked the question. It was
located in a dense patch of the forest
and was a large one, one of the larg
est ever seen by Johnson.
Military Company Colonel Woolnaugh, U. S. A.,
Also for Bemidji Other Speakers, Also
you shoul have
no trouble in putting it over.
State Will Cooperate.
"Bemidji will receive every sup
port possible from the state depart
ment and it remains for youbusiness
mem and others to do your part. If
you only do half as well as did those
men who you sent to the fire swept
zone, I will be more than satisfied.
They certainly did themselves proud.
When you have completed your or
ganization work. I hope again to
have the privelege of inspecting your
city and company."
Enemies AbroadAt Home.
Colonel Woolnough directed his
thought toward the need of state
guards an.g a national army.
"We ned( men for this work right
ow, said the colonel" and indica
are that Bemidji will make
good in such organization work.
"Our enemy across the seas has
been routed, and the enemy we have
right at home is just as dangerous as
the one just subdued. It takes an
armed organization to quell lawless
ness,, an.dv from what we read and
hear', we will have such an enemy to
"I feel certain that Bemidji will
arise to the occasion and effect an
Schiable is a typical trapper, it is
said, and at one time was engaged
extensively in that business in the
Hudson bay country.
MASONS DANCE THIS EVE^TOG.
The Bemidji lodge of Masons and
their families will hold a social dance
this evening at the Masonic temple,
and all members should be present
Visitors and those not members of
I the local lodge are cordially invited
to be there.
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BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEE
BEMIDJI, MINN., WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCT. 29, 1919
organization that will be one of the
best in the state if not in the United
J. M. McConnell* state commission
er of education, gave a short talk and
expressed delight with the activity
of the Bemidji Civic and Commerce
"It is an unusual circumstance,"
said Mr. McConnell. "You are doing
a splendid work here. It is a work
of education. We are educating the
young folk and you are educating the
grown folk. It is an important
"If every community were doing
as well, it would not be long before
we would have this dijssatisfled un
rest entirely forgottenJj
"Your normal school, which I am
visiting today is doing nicely, and
its management is in,splendid hands.
You are to be congratulated."
Harnwell Presents Plans.
G. W. Harnwell presented the work
outlined by the local RAI Cross chap
ter in its drive fM membership,
which starts next Monday.
H. E. Reynolds outlined the work
of raising a fund of |600, Beltrami
county's quota, fo^, Jhe Roosevelt
memorial. Pledge sli]
buted and many of'
signed up for this
Judge J. E. Harris wai
ty chairman for this iv
J. J. Opsahl called ai
through stock rates gifen by the N.
P. and M. & I.,_ railway as compared
with the other roads leading into Be
midji. The association went on re
cord and asked the traffic committee
to take the matter up with the proper
Asks Time to Eat.
The association als unanimously
voted to urge the M*& I. to keep
the Bemidji sleeper mi during the
winter. Members were urged to
write Mr. Gemmell, genera] manager
of the road, in behalf of retaining
the sleeper. The matter of holding
the M. & I. train over in Bemidji,
both at 7:35 and 6:15, long enough
to give passengers time to eat break
fast and supper,( was also brought
up and will be taken up further at
the next meeting of the asociation
I were distri-
hd. tention to the
FOR COLORADO RAIL
SYSTEMS BY THE U.S.
N Other States Will Af-
fected, Declares Official
(By United Press
Denver, Colo., Oct. 29.The rail
road administration today coman
deered all lignite coal in transit in
Colorado in preparation for the pos
sible coal strike. All lignite to be
mined in Colorado for the remainder
of the week will also be taken for
the railway lines, according to Hale
Holden regional director today.
NO EXTENSION. OTHER STATES.
Chicago, Oct. 29.No extension
of the comandeering of coal for the
railways use to other states, other
than Colorado, is contemplated, ac
cording to the statement of Official
Regional Director Hale Holden for
the western district.
Directors of other districts said
they knew no plans affecting other
states VISITORS AT BANQUET
TONIGHT AT MARKHAM
The military officials of the state
and a few local citizens will be guests
of H. Z. Mitchell at a banquet at the
Markham hotel this evening. During
the afternoon thei were taken
through the Crookfeon mill, and
driven about the cit$ on a sightsee
The party will Mftve tonight for
Walker, where it will enjoy a duck
hunt for a few vday%, Major W. C.
Garis will not remain with the party
at Walker, put '^11,1continue on to
the Twin Cities.
FIRST JUNIOR BEBJCBOSS
ORGANIZED THIS YEAR
The first Junior Red" Cross auxili
ary reported as organized this year
is that of the Maltb# school, district
No. 15, taught by Jtffes Mavis Philli
ppi. This school gaje an entertain
ment Friday evening, and although
the night was storiy ahe vicinity
was well representee and $7 were
realized. A part of fund will go
to aid the homeless children overseas
and part will go totlard relief work
here at home.
MOOSE INITIATE TONIGHT.
There will be a^meeting of the
Loyal Order of Moose this evening
and a special feature of the session
will be a class of atfout twenty can
didate? to be fittedJwlth horns.
FORMER SHERIFF BAILEY
TO BE POLICE CHIEF:
RESULT OF CONFERENCE
Special Council Committee
Acts on Orders Mayor
New Chief of Police
The specially appointed committee
of the city council met with Mayor
L.. E. Johnson Tuesday afternoon
and presented to him the suggestion
of soaking a change in the head of
the pplfoe department. The commit
tee Was composed of Aldermen Palm
er Backus and Benner.
Mavor Johnson expressed himself
that foe desired a stenographer to
tak* Mown what was said, but 'Was
tQW tftkat he was privileged to act as
he/ felt inclined, but that the council
wottld see that the change was
made) stenographer or no steno
Alger discussion, the committee
suggested that Thomas Bailey, form
er sheriff, be appointed chief of po
lice, the appointment to take effect
the first of the month This seemed
to meet the approbation of the
mayor and he asked time to inter
view JVJr. Bailey and ascertain if he
would accept He returned with the
information that he would accept
the -Utter and the major then pro
ceeded out to ask the chief to resign
the first of the month, and he
The recommendation of the coun
cil that a better police department
be p%*Med for Bemidji and an ad
ditional budget of SI,500 be created
for that purpose is likely to be
The conference was smoothly
carried out and everybody appeared
well satisfied with the result
HEAR THE 'PIONEER'
Thomas A. Edison's favorite inven
tion is the phonograph. The marvel
lous i realism o.. the New Kdison
caused one of New York's foremost
music'ferities to refer to it as "the
phonograph with a soul."
In the window of E A Barker's
Drug and Jewelry store one can see
on display two 1155 Edison Diamond
disc phonographs, to be given away
by the Bemidji Daily Pioneer in its
great Profit-sharing circulation
campaign, Saturday, November 1.
We wish to extend a cordial in
vitation to every one to call and see
these wonderful phonographs and
have their favorite record played.
There is music for every need and
every mood. The gay songs of the
cabarets and the lively dance tunes,
that make our feet dance joyously,
no matter how still our feet may be.
Music makes your life and your
home. Put an Edison phonograph in
your homelittle faces will bright
en, sober faces will smile and the
whole family will be drawn closer to
gether under the charm and inspira-t
tion of the music of an Edison phono
Please consider yourself invited to
call and see and hear Music's Re
creation, the wonderful Edison Dia
mond disc phonograph
BOARD DEFERS ELECTION OF
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
The board of education met Tues
day evening with the intention of
naming a successor to the retiring
superintendent, W. Bolcom, but
the decision went over until the next
session, to be held in a few days.
The choice has narrowed down to
three or four, all good ones, and to
decide which will be the choice is
proving a difficult task
DEFENSE OF CAPITOL
London, Oct. 29.The Bolsheviki,
taking the offensive on the Petro
grad front, have made important ad
vances from several points and re
captured Tsarko-Selo, a Moscow dis
patch claimed today.
A dispatch from iVborg said Col
onel Elvengren of the Finnish army
had. captured Toksvo in an unauthor
ized raid' from the Finnish frontier.
BRITISH PRINCE O N TOTJB.
Montreal. Que., Oct. 29.The
Prince of Wales left today on a tour
to adjacent Quebec cities.
Weather: Markham Hotel:
west wind, diminishing.
Veto Was Surprise.
Largest circulation q* *T- PaT"*
North Central Minne-"4
Washington, Oct. 29.Within three hours after the presi-
dent had vetoed the liquor law enforcement measure, passed
by the national legislature in both branches, the house by a
vote of 176 to 55 passed the act over the head of the president
late yesterday afternoon.
The senate immediately went into action and also repassed
it over the veto of the president, by a vote of 62 to 20
The veto hit congress like a crack of lightning. The
hou^e, getting on its feet again, deserted its leaders, who
wanted to defer consideration until Thursday so as to round
up all the dry members. But the drys swept into the chamber
and showed there was an overwhelming sentiment among them
to give the government ample weapons for dealing with the
liquor traffic, now outlawed throughout fche land.
Nobody had really professed/ to
know that the president would veto
the bill. Republicans and democrats
alikeand the countless multitude
that had sorrowfully watched the
passing of the barsthought it
would become a law without his
Attorney eGneral Palmer, it was
said, had declared it constitutional.
But the president, propped up in
bed, dictated and signed a veto
message and sent it along to con
gress, without worrying apparently
about what congress might do
Without repassing of the law by
the, house, and the prospect of the
same thing happening in the senate,
hope of the "wet spell" that would
run over the Christmas season van
ished into thin air.
Prohibition leaders predicted to
night that the refusal of the house
to accept the president's veto meant
that the sale of liquor would not be
permitted again in the life of this
many other generations.
The reasons for vetoing the act
were set forth by the president in the
following messages to congress:
had declared it constitutional
The president's veto message fol
"To the House of Representatives:
"1 am returning without my signa
ture P. R. 6810, an act to prohibit in
toxicating beverages and to regulate
the manufacture, production, use and
sale of high-proof spirits for other
than beverage purposes, and to in
sure an ample supply of alcohol and
promote its use in scientific research
and in the development of fuel, dye
and other lawful industries.
"The subject-matter treated in
this measure deals with two distinct
Phases of the prohibition legislation.
One paft of the act under considera
tion seeks to enforce war-time pro
hibition. The other provides for the
enforcement which is made necessary
by the adoption of the constitutional
amendment. I object to and cannot
approve that part of this legislation
with reference to war-time prohibi
"It has to do with the enforce
ment of an act whicu was passed by
reason of the emergencies of the war
and whose objects have been satisfied
in the demobilization of the army
and navy and whose repeal I have al
ready sought at the hands of con
gress Where the purpose of parti
cular legislation arising out of war
emergency have been satisfied, sound
public policy makes clear the reason
and necessity for repeal.
"It will not be difficult for con
gress in considering this important
matter to separate these two ques
tions and effectively to legislate re
garding them, making the proper dis
tinction between temporary causes
which arose out of war-time emer
gencies and those like the constitu
tional amendment of prohibition
which is now part of the fundamen
tal law of the country.
"In all matters having to do with
the personal habits and customs of
large numbers of our epople, we must
be certain that the established pro
cesses of legal change are followed.
In no other way can the salutary ob
ject sought to be accomplished by
great reforms of this character be
made satisfactory and permanent.
"(Signed): Woodrow Wilson, the
White House, October 27, 1919."
Veto Flashed Out.
Word that the enforcement act had
failed to meet presidential approval
was flashed from the White House a
few minutes before 4 o'clock, an
hour or more before it was officially
laid before the house Instantly wet
and dry forces were summoning their
respective cohorts, preparing for any
breaks. But there was no thought in
the mjrids of the leaders that immed
iate action was contemplated.
45c PER MONTH
TH E SOFTCOAL
Officials See in Call by Lewis
of the Scale Committee
BELIEVE UNION OFFICERS
HAVE POWER IN HANDS
Illinois Miners Well Paid, la
Admitted Men Fail to
Washington, Oct. 29.Hope is ex
pressed in official quarters that the
soft coal strike set for Saturday will
be postponed if not called off
Announcement that John L. Lewis,
president of the United Mine Work
ers of America, bad summoned mem
bers of the full scale committee to
meet the international executive
board at Indianapolis today, was ac
cepted as an indication that Presi
dent Wilson's command to the min
ers' organisation not to plunge the
country into industrial chaos might
In full belief that officers of the
international body who ordered the
strike have power to stop it, govern
ment officials awaited the next step,
which must come from the miners.
Confidential reports from the central
coal field territory indicated, it was
said, that not all of the mining army
of more than half a million mem
would quit work.
Meanwhile the railorad adminis
tration continued its effort to expe
dite movement of coal from the mines
by ordering all coal not unloaded by
owners within twenty-four hours to
be dumped on the ground so as to re
lease cars for their return to the
fields The office of Director Gen
eral Hines denied that orders haft
been issued for confiscation of coal
for operation of trains
Chicago, Oct. 29 Inquiry into
the wages earned by miners in the
bituminous coal fields of central and
southern Illinois indicates that in
many instances the failure of the
men to perform steady work is more
of a factor in determining their an
nual earning capacity than the exist
ing wage scale.
At West Frankfort, 111 Lon Pox,
mayor and president of subdIstrict
No 9 for the miners, believes that
the average wages of miners in this
area will slightly exceed 11,300 a
year. John Black, secretary of the
same subdistrict for the miners, de
clared that the machine miners
averaged |2,000 a year, while the
loaders would average fl,800 per
Secretary Black said that last year
was an exceptionally prosperous
period for the coal business.
RAH RESTRICTIONS ON
MATERIAL IS LIFTED
Chicago, Oct. 29.Removal of
the restrictions on shipments of
building material on Northwestern
railroads, was announced today by
Regional Railroad Director Ashton.
The restrictions were invoked to*
facilitate the coal movements.