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**De*I Was Closed Friday With
H. L. Nehls of Cedar
Rapids Best of Soil
LOCATED IN VICINITY
Huge Tract Will Be Disposed
of to Iowa Settlers Who
Will Come Here
That Beltrami county land is be
coming the choice kof outside land
seekers is self evident.
In one single day, Friday, October
31, more than 150,000 acres of land
in this county changed hands.
The largest portion purchased was
4hat sold to H. L. Nehls, of Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, who bought tracts ag
gregating 150,000 acres. The land
is located in the vicinity of Tenstrike
and Blackduck and is considered as
being some of the best soil in the
Dean Was Instrumental.
W. E. Dean, of the Dean Land
-company of this city, was instrumen
tal in effecting the deal, although no
^Tart of the sale was made through
him. Mr. Dean states that he is anx
ious to see land move in this county,
whether hejparticipates in the pro
fits or not.
"It brings new-settlers in," said
Mr. Dean "and that is what we
want. It means more lor all of us
in the end."
Settlers Will Gome.
Mr. Nehls, according to Mr. Dean,
has already made arrangements to
re-sell the land to a land company,
which expect to turn it over to Iowa
purchasers lor settlement.
every hand, sales of land are
being reported in this and neighbor
ing counties and in most instances
the land is sold to actual settlers,
who are coming here to make North
Central Minnesota their future home.
HIGH FARES DISCOURAGE
(By United Press.)
Boston, Nov. 1.High carfares
are discouraging church attendance,
in the opinion of prominent ministers
here, who advocate a flve-cent fare
on Sunday The present fare in Boa
ton is 10 cents.
Rev. George R. Stair, D. D., a Bap
tist pastorr adnrooated a-system simi
lar to the plan now in effect by
which students pay a flve-cent fare.
NORTH DAKOTA WILL
OBSERVE R. C. SUNDAY
(By United Press.)
Grand Forks, N. D., Nov. 1.One
hundred and fifty thousand Red
Cross members and 8,500 readers of
the magazine in North Dakota is the
goal of the drive formally opening
tomorrow, which has been designated
as "Red Cross Day" in the state by
Governor Frazier. Miss Helen Ham
ilton, lawyer, of this city, will be the
-state chairman. The opening guns
will be fired from the pulpits in the
i morning when ministers will devote
N their Sunda sermons to the worthy
f' work of the Red Cross.
There will be no ffrive for funds.
At the Northern conference held
some weeks Sso in St. Paul, it was
pointed out that North Dakota had
T3een so liberal during the war, hav
ing donated $1,800,000, that there is
money enough in the treasury to
carry on the peace time work for an
SOME OP BEST BLOODED
HORSES, NATIONAL SHOW
(By United Press.)
New York, Nov. 1.Some of the
"best blooded stock in the world will
'be exhibited at the annual National
Horse show to be held in Madison
Square Garden, November 17 to 21.
The entire proceeds will be donates]
to the Salvation Army.
America's finest horses, headed by
the famous Kentucky thoroughbreds,
will compete against European en
tries including a stable of prize win
ning Arabian stallions.
Judging will be in the hands of
some of the most prominent horse*
men in'the world. John E. Madden,
owner of Hamburg Place, Lexington,
Ky., the home of some of the worlo's
greatest horses, will judge the thor
FOR THE RED CROSS
Governor Burnquist is a hearty
supporter of the Third Roll Call of
the Minnesota Red Cross, and in his
proclamation to the people of the
state he asks every one to help, and'
"The American Red Cross is plan
ning to make November second Red
Cross Sunday and the week of No
vember third to eleventh, Red Cross
"We should at this time show
through contributions our apprecia
tion of the wonderful work done by
this efficient organization, both at
home and abroad. Although, the
World war is over, there is much
Work yet to be done. There are starv
ing and suffering people in the war
torn countries to be cared for. There
are many problems of public health,
relief of poverty, preparedness for
possible calamities, and the like to be
Bolved in this country. No organi
sation can perform this kind of serv
ice as capably as the American Red
"Permit me, therefore, to urge that
on Red Cross Sunday special atten
tion be given at all public meetings,
churches and elsewhere to the need
of funds for this purpose and that
the people of Minnesota co-operate in
every possible manner in the cam
paign planned for Red Cross week.
J. A. A. BURNQUIST,
CREEL'S RECORDS ARE
CHAOTIC IS CHARGE:
HUGE SUMS WASTED
Chairman of Public Informa
tion Bureau Is Occused of
Washington, Nov. 1.The commit
fee ota pUblic information, headed by
George Creel, cost the government
about 16,600,000 on the face of its
chaotic records, according to official
reports now before congress, which
say the committee's affairs cannot be
wouridiu** for six nfontbs because of
Chairman Creel and other officials
of the committee are charged with
gross negligence in
funds in a repor by
Ellsworth, "practically all of the
officials of the committee threw up
their jobs and returned to private
life, leaving but a few minor offi
cials in charge."
The committee issued hundreds of
checks for individual expenses far in
excess of the $1,000 maximum limit
fixed by congress, the report says
They ranged, it adds, from $100 to
$100,000 and were issued between
400 and 500 per sons.
Mr. Ellsworth said he was refus
ing to pay some accounts approved
by Chairman Creel.
FIVE STATES ELECT
New York, Nov. 1.Five states,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Mary
land, eKntucky and Missisippi, will
elect governors at the "off-year"
elections to be held next Tuesday,
November 4. The only congression
al election throughout the country
will be held in the Fifth district of
Oklahoma wnere a successor will be
chosen to succeed the late Represen
tative Joseph B. Thompson.
Prohibition is the chief issue in
the Ohio elections, where the voters
will be called upon to Vote on two
amendments and two referendums
on the subject. The referendums re
late to the legislative ratification of
the Federal prohibition amendment
and prohibition enforcement act
passed by the last legislature
WILSON HAS GOOD NIGHT.
(By United Press.)
Washington, Nov. 1.President
Wilson had a good night last night
and his condition is satisfactory,
said the announcement from the
White House today.
(By United Press.)
Madison, Wis., Nov. 1.Wisconsin
and Minnesota university football
teams were to clash here today.
The annual Gopher-Badger game
is one of the big drawing cards of the
season in football.
Next week the Gophers play Illi
nois at Minneapolis.
ONE MORE ENLISTS.
Knute Thompson, enlistPd today at
the local United States army recruit
ing office, room 6, Northern National
bank building, for three years in
infantry for service on the Mexican
Mr. Thompson is 33 years of a*e
and unmarried. Home address, Be
midji. Sargeant Bass secured the
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BEMIDJI DAIJ.Y PIONE
VOLUME XII. NO. 259 BEMIDJI, MINN., SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 1, 1919 lW^?^g2^
Tomorrow Is Red Cross Sun
day, Designated by Wilson,
Head of Organization
WILL OPEN MONDAY
All That's Needed Is A Heart
and a Dollar" for Year's
Tomorrow will be R'ed Cross Sun
day, so designated by he president
proclamation, and alsojthe proclama
tion of Minnesota's gtfternor, in line
with that of the pregdent, the be
ginning of the third fbll call of the
Red Cross, nation-wide, in\^!2S
the ninth district, of .tfhich Beltrami
county and Bemidji a?e a part.
According to the,*equest_of the
president, all Bemidj^ministers will
touch on the importance of the Red
Cross, which did such heroic service
in the world war, and. now continues
in the reconstruction period in the
stricken nations-and in America, also
The stations in this city, where
subscriptions for renewal of meinber,
ships and new ones ta*en, will all be
in charge of Red Cross workers who
have exerted their efforts in its work
during the war, and the places and
attendants are as follows:
Captains and Workers.
City Drug StoreMrs. Andy Lar
son, captain Mrs. M. Greenblat, Mrs.
M. A. Downs, Mtsv S. A.. Cutter, Mrs.
A. W. Benson, MtsrH. L. Raemusson,
Mrs. F. S. Arnold, Mrs. Charles
Campbell, Alice Minnick, Olivia
Weisenberger, (Florence Meisch, Mai
garet Romeur, Miss Paquin.
Boardman's Drug StoreMrs. G.
M. Torrance, captain Mrs. Murphy,
Mrs. B. W. Lakin, Mrs. Ralph Lycan,
Mrs. Andrew Warfleld, Mrs.fcL. A.
Barkers Drug StoreMrs Rich
ardson, captain Miss Ida" Virginia
Brown, Mrs. N. E. Given, Mrs. Frank
Koors, Mrs. "Bob" Feir, Margaret
Klein, Clair Nangle, Donna Lycan,
Mrs. Lee LaBaw, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs
Schumaker, Mrs. Fred Goughner,
Mrs. Dennison, Mrs D. S. Mitchell,
Mrs M. Downs, Mrs. Dell Burgess,
Dorothy Nangle, Carola Bernick,
Louise McCrea.dy, Emma Klein,
PostofficeMrs E. A. Barker, cap
tain Mrs. Harry KoOrs, Mrs. Lakin,
Mrs D. Stanton, Mrs. E. H. Smith,
Mrs Eduard Netzer, Mrs M. S.
Spooner, Mrs. Lee LaBaw, Mrs. W
N. Bowser, Mrs. C. A. Huffman,
Clair Nangle, Arvilla Kenfield
Markham hotelMrs. Erwin, cap.
tain. Other members will act as re
NORTH DAKOTA W
CAME HOME TODAY
(By United Press.)
Grand Forks, N. D., Nov. 1.Alu-
mni of the North Dakota university
came home today for the great an
nual reunion. Indications are that
today's homecoming will surpass any
similar celebration ever held here.
The banquet will be held in the Com
mons and an informal party in the
A feature of the
ing out of a rivalry4
state between the University and Ag
ricultural college on the football
field. Victory at this game is more de
sired by both colleges than the win
ning of any other three games on the
season's schedule,:, A big delegation
of rooters are coming, from Fargo.
A curtain raiser to the big game
will be an alumni contest at which
the stars of o^her d^ will try to
limber up In their old uniforms.
CROSS COUNTRY RACE.
(By United ress.)
Northfleld, Minn., Nov. 1.Ihter-
class cross country teams of Carleton
were competing todayf for the school
The meet preceded\the Carleton
Luther football game islated for this
TO PICK RHODES STUDENTS
AT UNIVERSITY TODAY
(By United Press.)
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 1.Two
Rhodes scholars to attend Oxford
university, were to b picked at the
offices of President Ms L. Burton of
the University of Minnesota today.
The seWtfon is from a large class of
and warmer unsettled.
DE VALERA MADE CHIEF BY THE CH^V^o
Eamonn De Valera, "president ot the Irish republic," being1'mudo
MINE ORDERED TO WORK.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 1.W. A.
Btsewerton, president of the Sanga
mon Coal! Mining company, received
otdfer4 today from the state quarter
master to work his mine and fill
government contracts. Brewerton
read the telegram to his miners but
they refused to continue work.
"It 'is now up to the government to
furnish miners and production," he
tain by the Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin. He was named'"Nay Nay Ong
Gabe," which means "The Dressing Feather."
INTERESTING NOTES FROM THROUGHOUT MINE FIELDS.
WHERE MEN ARE OUT GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ACTION
GUARD ORDERED MOBILIZED.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 1.Com-
plete mobilization of the national
guard for strike duty has been -or-
dered, Governor Thomas KTiby of
CLAIM 400.000 HEN OUT.
Washington, Nov. 1.Union lead
ers of the striking coal miners today
declared nearly 400,000*nen are out,
being said to be two-thirds of the
bituminous miners of the country,
having responded to the call last
This figure represents the entire
Government officials indicated
there was nothing to do now until
the hearing on the
Indianapolis a week to
AUTHORITY FOE PRESIDENT.
Washington, Nov 1 A resolution
authorizing the president to take
over the coal mines of the country
and operate them until an agreement
with the miners as to wages and
hours could be effected with operat
ors was introduced in the house to
day by Representative Baer of North
"Zero weather in the north cen
tral states will bring the danger of
a faminine," he declared.
NORTH DAKOTA MINES BUSY.
Bismarck, N D, Nov. 1.North
Dakota's coal miners remained at
their posts today while District
President Henry Drennan conferred
with Governor Frazier on the state's
proposition to take over operation of
the. .mines during the coal strike.
AIRSHIP OWNERS TO
PAY $70,000 DAMAGES
Chicago, Nov. 1.Heirs of eleven
victims of the falling of a dirigible
balloon in the business district here
July 21, will receive $70,000 from
the Goodyear Tire & Rubber com
pany, owners of the airship, it be
came known today. Two death
claims remain to be settled.
COMMANDER OF G. A. R.
DIES TODAY AT HOME
(By United Press
New York, Nov 1 Colonel D.
Bell, commander in chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, died
today at his home in Brooklyn.
RATIFIES PEACE PACT
Tokio, Nov. 1.The emperor has
ratified the Versailles peace treaty.
The peace treaty was approved by
the privy council at a meeting at
which the emperor presided. The
treaty committee reported that the
league covenant did not conflict with
the prerogatives of the emperor and
could co-exist with the alliance with
The committee advised the govern
ment to settle Shantung matters to
the best advantage for Japan. After
unanimous approval without reserva
tions, the treaty was submitted to the
HITCHCOCK TO CONFER
WITH THE PRESIDENT
(By United Press.)
Washington, Nov. 1. Senator
Hitchcock today made an appoint
ment With President Wilson with re
gard to the treaty situation.
1% is understood Hitchock wishes
to confer regarding Senator Lodge's
request for the treaty vote on No
PRESIDENT SIGNS ORDER
FOR SETTING COAL PRICE
Washington, Nov. 1.An execu
tive order fixing maximum prices tor
bituminous coal has been signed by
President Wilson. Prices of anthra
cite are not affected.
The maximum prices are fixed by
states and for prepared sizes range
from 14-60 a not ton at mine mouth
Rules set up during the war gov
erning the argins of profits of mid
dlemen and wholesale and retail
dealerB were re-established and Fuel
Administrator Garfield Was given all
the authority to regulate production,
sale, shipment, distribution, appor
tionment and storage or use ot uuu
minous coal that he had during the
ENVOY TO BERLIN NAMED.
Washington, Nov. 1.Ellis Dresel
of Boston has been selected to take
the American embassy Berlin, as
charge de'affaires when diplomatic
relations are resumed.
Mr. Dresel is in Germany as a spe
cial commissioner. Before the United
Stages entered the war he was oae
of the"attaches the embassy at
Berlin and during the war he served
as a representative of the war trade
board in Europe.
WOMEN'S 'GYM' CLASS
WILL BE FORMED AT
NORMAL MONDAY NIGHT
Community Club Is Sponsor
for Organization Miss
Deputy Will Instruct
The organization of the women's
gymnasium class has been under dis
cussion for some time and the efforts
of the Woman's Comunity club, un
der whose direction the work has
been sponsored, are about to become
The actual work of organizing will
take place Monday evening In "the
new normal school building, and all
women and young women, who are
Interested, are cordially invited to be
present and participate in the organ
The services of Miss Mary Lois
Deputy, daughter of M. W. Deputy,
president of the Normal scohol, have
been secured as instructor of the
class Miss Deputy is a graduate ol
Indiana university and has had con
siderable experience in gymnasium
work, having specialized in this de
partment while at the university.
The plans in detail have as yet not
been worked out, but it Is probable
that classes will meet in the even
ing, once a week The drill work will
take place In the normal building
and will oonsist of folk dancing and
The expense connected with this
popular movement will, it is under
stood, be borne by the Woman's
Eight Railroad Districts Will
Be Cared For} Headquar
ters in Large Cities
AGAIN IN HARNESS
Pennsylvania Independent Coal
Mines Continue at Work
Expect Big Outputs
(By United Press.)
Washington, Nov. 1.Committees
to take charge of coal distribution in
the eight regional railroad districts
have been appointed by Hlnes, the
railroad administration announced
today. They will make their head
quarters in Boston, NeW York, Phil
adelphia, Atlsnta, Pittsburg, Chica
go, Cleveland and gt. Louis.
Fuel Administrator Garfield will
have a representative on each com*'
The appointment of the commit
tees followed the turning over to
Hlnes the functioning of the old fuel
administration in the distributing ot
coal during the strike.
No disorders necessitating the use
of troops were reported to the war
department this morning
Union town,. Pa., Nov. 1 Inde
pendent coal operators of this aectii
expect greatly increased mine out.
puts during the coal strike.
Forty thousand miners, headed by
S. C. Frick and other independent
mines, remained at work today. For
the first time in years these miners
will work six days a week, beginning
Louisville, Ky., Nov 1 Under In
structions from the Central depart
ment of the army, 800 troops of the
famous First division, composing a
provisional battalion, have been to
coal fields of West Virginia, where
they will patrol disturbed mining dis
tricts if a strike of coal miners goes
into effect Saturday
Col. W. S. Harrel, commander of
the Sixteenth infantry, is command
ing the battalion, which, it is said,
will detrain at Huntington, W. Va.,
and scatter in various towns. In
fantry and machine gunners, the
necessary medical detachment and'
staff officers left here, two other
traina"following, carrying more than
twenty army motor trucks and ma
chine guns, rifles, small arms and
Ammunition is being taken for
extended service, said Maj.-Gen.
Charles P. Summers!I, commander of
the First division. He said he bad
received on October 17 from the Cen
tral department headquarters a re
aueat from Governor Cornwell off
West Virginia for troops in event off
a*strike. This respited in the selec
tion of 2,BOO troqpa from the six
teenth, Eighteenth, Twenty-sixth
and Twenty-eighth infantry regi
ments, 1,70| ,df whom remain at
Camp Taylor under telegraphic in
structions to be ready for entrain
fnent for strike centers
MAY ALSO GO OUT
(By United Press.)
Washington, Nov. 1 President
Sheppard of the Order of Railway
Conductors, today said he will order
a referendum vote immediately, he
receiving an answer from Director
Hines of the railways on the request
of the conductors for an increase ot
The conductors union is one of th
fourteen unions to threaten a strike
if its demands are pot met.
LEVIATHAN IS TURNED
New York, Nov. 1.Formal pos
session of the B0,000-ton steamship
Leviathan was' today transferred
from the United States navy to the
shipping board. The Leviathan,
formerly the Vaterland of the Ham
burg-American line, was seized here
by the shipping board in April, 1917,
and in July of the same year as
signed to the navy for operation as~