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VOLUME XVIII. NO. 207 i
Lake of Woods Boat Trip
Proved Very Enjoyable
ALL RETURNED TO
BEMIDJI LAST NIGHT
Interesting Meeting Held
Waskish Completed Last
Day of Visit
VAUDEVILLE AT THE
GRAND THEATRE TONIGHT
INSTEAD OF SATURDAY
Because the vaudeville circuit has
been changed to enable the four acts
from the Western Vaudeville Man
ager's Association of-Chicago to play
Virginia after Bemidji, the regular
days for showing vaudeville at the
Grand theatre, has necessarily been
changed and begininng with tonight
(Friday), the four acts will appear
every week on Fridays only.
The bill for tonight offers a wide
variety of comedy, novelties and a
strong athletic offering.
Ray Ashner, the dainty and mag
netic little star and her partner,
Chas. 'B. Sexton present their comedy
playlet "The Telephone .Girl," a dis
tinct novelty replete with witticisms
rharmonious song nummbers and
special scenery. Walter Gilbert
:he flexible comedian with a clev
line of chatter and the grotesque
postures Albert and Rozella are bill
ed as a distinct European novelty,
and the Rittle Brothers, muscular
marvels, close the bill with their
hand-to-hand acrobatic and ground
Pegpy Hyland, in "The Merry-go
Round" a lively circus story will be
the picture preceeding the vaudeville.
he fifty-five Bemidji boosters who
Monday for a trip thru the ditch
country of Beltrami county by auto
mobile returned Thursday evening on
schedule time after celebrating at a
picnic at Waskish with members cf
farmers' clubs in that locality.
Although traveling over some "re"-
markable" roads and some remark
able stretches where they hope some
day to locate roads, every car was
guided back by the driver in first
class condition. To this fact much
credit is due Olaf Ongstad and his
able force of mechanics.
That the trip was a success from
the viewpoint of the visitors as well
as from the inspiration given the set
tlers is evidenced from the enthusi
asm displayed by all, over the entire
Details of the trip will appear in a
later issue of the Daily and Weekly
Pioneer, it was announced that the
boosters arrived safely at Baudette.
The entertainment provided by the
citizens of Baudette and fpooner con
sisted of a trip on the Lake of the
Woods with aMinner at? Village Is
land, which is located in Canadian
Two large boats carried the pas
sengers down theJlainey river to the
picnic grwpte**Sm*. boMv known asJed
this Clipper, ancHatnr nicknamed tbe
"Oasis" was Woarded and "loaded" at
a Canadian port, w*i'le the Ginger,
nic-named later as the Sahara was
boarded and loaded at Baudette.
The "loaded" sup on the Gin
ger consisted of Tiactically every
kind of refreshiront '--own. while the
Clipper carried every kind. The
"'Mulligan" served on the Island was
a treat and was thoroughly enjoyed.
The boosters left Baudette Thurs
day morning and arrived at the A.
A. Andrews farm at noon, where they
were served a splendid lunch. After
inspecting the crops and-resting, the
trip was continued to Waskish, where
the afternoon was spent at the farm
At this program Judge C. W. Stan
ton, D. C. Dvoracek, J. M. McPartlin
and iM. iW. Deputy made short ad
dresses and Miss Beth Andrews rend
ered several reading selections.
E. E. McDonald who presided at
the meeting called upon a number of
local residents including H. L. Bow
en, P. M. Sorley, Christ Esplee, J.
Reed and Peter Hogeland, who gave
out some, interestfngr information re
garding the problems and hardships
ndured in the settling of that coun
he party left Waskish after being
served with a fine supper about 5:30
and arrived home about-9 o'clock. All
cars reached here safely and every
member of the party expressed sat
isfaction in having made the trip.
Further details as to what the set
tlers in various parts of the county
had to say and more particulars as to
the exact conditions existing as view
ed by members of the boosters wVl
appear in a later issue of the Pio
ARRANGE BIC PROGRA iSuVI ET FORC ES
FOR LEGION ACTIYmES
Committee of Twenty-five Ap
pointed to Formulate Plans
for the Coming Year
Arrangements for an extensive pro
gram of Legion activities were dis
cussed last night at one of the most
enthusiastic meetings ever held by
st of the Ameri-
commlttee of 25
,ted, at a meeting
ittee which fol-
14ns and offer
Hows and will
of the executiV
lowed, to form!
ment at the Ass
M. Culver, chain
William Abell, E.
Boobar, Ralph Lye
Kern Olson, John
Foucault, Ed. Ripple, Fred Fraser. L.
B. Anderson, G. S. Harding, Rudolph
Welle, George'Klungness, C. M. Lan
1on, Thayer Bailey, Paul Howe, N.
E. Given, H. L. Huffman, Frank
Koors, George Graham, Darcy Mc
Ghee, Daniel J. Moore and James D.
The object of this action is to per
petuate the American Legion in
northwestern Minnesota and to that
end the committee's work will be ex
tensive. Whenever possible the work
will extend to all Legion posts in this
vicinity that the organization may
become thoroughly helpful to the ex
service man and woman.
John Culver, chairman of the
delegation to the state convention at
Duluth last week'made a detailed re
port of the work done there by th3
Bemidji organization in trying to se
cure the 1921 meeting. Other dele
gates and alternates responded with
short talks which proved of interest
to all present.
Several applications for member
ship were accepted and among them
was the application of Charles S.
Keyes. who made a visit to this city
a short time ago by aeroplane. As a
personal friend of H. L. Huffman be
submitted his request for membership
to the Bemidji post dtte to the fact
that it is named in honor of an aviat
or, Ralph Grade, who gave his life
for his country. A close friend of
Mr. Keyes was, personally acquaint
with Ralph Oracle while in the
&faiSMffl&^ *M. infeJsoinctaence
further encourage' KSyfiS to' join
Discussion was held concerning
the funeral of Earl Mclver which is
to take place Sunday afternoon and it
was agreed that all who were able
would be present. A number also
volunteered to meet the body which
arrived in tlie city early this mornt*
ing. H. L. Huffman was designated
to have charge of a firing squad for
the services at the grave.
Inspired by the sense of activity
shown at the state convention, the
Bemidji delegation last night paved
the way for a program which prom
ises to put the local organization well
to the foreground in all activities car
ried on by the Legion. It i3 expected
that other posts thruout the county
will lend their hearty cooperation In
carrying oijt the plans which will be
constructed at the committee meeting
next Thursday night.
F. B. LAMSON RETURNS
TO MOBERLY TONIGHT
F. B. Lamson leaves today for
Moberly, Mo., to resume his duties
as executive secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce of that city. Mr. Lam
son was much gratified to receive a
night letter from Moberly stating that
at a special city election held yester
day the water bonds were voted by
an overwhelming majority. There are
few cities in the United States that
have had a more serious prater prob
lem. The Wabash railroad ay $18,-
000 monthly to haul water for the
use of their shops and during the
drouth of last summer water for
domestic use was so scarce that the
traveling public could not secure a
bath at the hotel. When the Cham
ber of Commerce engaged Mr. Lam
son's services they urged the import
ance of solving the water problem
and all the resources of the Chamber
have been devoted to the solution of
the problem. The scarcity of the
water supply has been a standing
problem of that city for nearly twenty
years and it is the opinion of Mr.
Lamson that the Chamber of Com
merce has presented a plan for its
permanent solution which was prac
tically adopted by the citizens at their
election Thursday. Mr. Lamson re
gards the vote as an expression of
confidence on the part of the public
in the Chamber of Commerce and an
endorsement of his services as execu
PREMIER LLOYD GEORGE
.(By United Pros*)
London, August 27.Swiss police
took precautions today to safeguard!
Premffer Lloyd George, following the1
reported departure from Ireland of
Sinn Feiners who plannea to assas-.
sinate him. The Premier did not seem
to be excited by the report or the'
action of the police.
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BEMIDJI, MINN., FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27, 1920
Officially Announced Today
That Bolsheviki Are Plan
ning Counter Attack
FAMINE FOLLOWS IN
WAKE OF RUSSIANS
Troops Are Crossing Frontier
Into Eastern Prussia
(By United Press)
Moscow, August 27.The Bolshe
viki launched a counter attack -de-
signed to re-capture Brest-Litovsk,
it was officially announced today.
(By United Press.)
Berlin, Aug. 27 (by Carl B. Groat).
Famine and destitution are follow
ing in the wake of the panic stricken
flight of the Bolsheviki troops who
are crossing the frontier into eastern
Prussia by the thousands.
Warsaw, August 27."The victory
of the Polish armies does not change
our attitude regarding peace," Pre
mier Wito3 declared today in a state
ment regarding the Russo-Polish
armistice negotiations at Minsk.
"Durable peace 'based on honorable
and just conditions was and is the
aim of Poland and we do not seek to
appropriate foreign territory."^ Witos
insisted that uninterrupted communi
cation with the Polish delegates at
Minsk is vitally necessary.
(By United Press)
Minnesota weather: Fair tonight
and Saturday. Not much change in
I GARMENT SHOP SOLD TO
WILSON & CO. ST. CLOUD
Wilson & Company of St. Colud
have bought out the Garment Shop,
of which M. M. Jagrin was proprietor
and will conduct a high class Wom
an's and Misses ready to wear shop.
Wilson & Co. have been in the
ready to wear business in St. Cloud
-for the past nine years and have
built up a large business handling
dependable merchandise and 'giving
good service and values.
Mr. S. S. Wilson, a junior member
of the firm who will manage the
store here has been associated with
his brother in St. Cloud for the last
seven years, two years of which was
spent in the service, thirteen months
being spent in France.
Mr. Wilson is thoroughly familiar
with every phase of,the business and
the two stores will give the firm a
greater buying power in the market.
They will always show the latest
styles from the world's leading fash
A new shipment of goods will ar
rive tomorrow and will be put on dis
PMMLMMJ Win SerrieoToday'. World Now* Tsgay
WJth Bullet Through Head,
S Man Is Discovered in Lake
Irvine This Noon
DYING MAN HAS
NOT BEEN- IDENTIFIED
Laundry Mark "J.C.S." Only
Clue Found in Clothes
or On Person
ammunition. The revolver contained
only the one erap.ty shell,, the remain
der dTvthe magazine^containing load
ed cartridges similar to those" foMnd
in the box. Although fairly well
dressed he is judged to have been
Nothing which might lead to his
identity was found on his person or
in his clothes except the laundry
mark "J.C.S." on his shirt. A little
over a dollar in small change was
found in his pockets. His clothing,
together with the revolver, cartridges
and money are being held at the po
From all appearances it is judged
that he had been shot about two hours
before he was taken to the hospital.
He is about thirty-five years of age
and of light complexion. It is esti
mated that he would weigh in the
neighborhood of two hundred pounds.
After being brought to the City
building on the Marin truck, a doctor
was summoned and the man taken to
the St. Anthony hospital where every
possible medical aid was given him
in order that his life might be saved.
An attending physician at press time
stated that the man could, at best,
live only a very few minutes longer.
It is believed that he may have at
V-V A f-
SJhot through the throat and bleed
ing badly, a man whose identity has
as yet not been disclosed, was found
shortly after noon in a dying condi
tion south of the Red Lake round
house about forty feet from the
Patrolman Charles Arnold, who
was at the Red Lake depot about
this time, was notified by a party of
men that a dead man was lying on
a log near the south shore of Lake
Irvine. After ascertaining the loca
tion where the man was seen, he sum
moned County 'Coroner McKee and
Patrolman McPherson. Elmer Marin
was called also, and in his motor
truck, these men rushed to the place
where the man was found, lying with
his body across a log, face downward,
feet in the water which was about
two feet deep in this place. One
shoulder hung over the log and
drooped into the water also. Although
reported dead, he was found to be
still Bving even though unconscious.
Entering the man's head through the
throat, the bullet passed out through
the top of his head.
Near the body at the bottom of the
lake was found an Iver-Johnson re
volver of .38 caliber and a box of sociation at 2:10 to march to the
The Canning Problem
church in a body.
EARL M'lVER WILL BE
HELD SUN. AFTERNOON
Ceremonies Will Be Held With
Military Honors at First
services will be held at!
First Presbyterian church on!
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for,
Earl Mclver, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Mclver of this city. Rever- -_
AGAINST JAPANESE RULE
Seoul, Korea via Tokyo, August 27.
A demonstration against Japanese
rule timed with the arrival here of,
a party of American congressmen
touring the Orient was staged Wed
nesday wliem Koreans closed their
stores when Congressman Hershman,
of California, atempted to address a
meeting. Korean police asked 'Hersh
man to leave. He refused to go un
til the several Koreans who had been
arrested in the meeting were releas
ed. The Koreans were released lat
(By United Press)
Seoul, Korea, August 25. delayed,
(viu Shanghai )C ongressman
Hershman of California resisted at
tempts of Korean police to take him
from a building here today when he
was addressing a Korean gathering.
Hershman demanded that prominent
Koreans, arrested because they at
tended the meeting, be released. Con
sul Miller intervened, ordering the
Japs to cease interference and release
_JU lAJgft. J&&&..&:_^^JSU
SAYS BE WILL
end Lester P. Warford will officiate RePcan Preparing Reply
at the services at the church and also
at the grave.
The remains arrived here this
morning under the military escort of
Howard Buchanan, of the U. S.
army, and were met by a delegation
of members of the Ralph Gracie post
of the American Legion besides the
Mclver family. Legionaires in uni
form accompanied the body to the
Huffman & O'Leary undertaking par
Iors where it will be kept until time
for the funeral.
Earl Mclver left Bemidji on Deco
ration Day in 1918 to lend his services
to his country. He was enlisted in
the Engineer corps and assigned to
the First Replacement battalion at
Washington barracks. After complet
ing his training he was ordered over
seas with his detachment but en route
was taken ill with pneumonia which
brought about his death shortly be
fore the ship on which he was travel
ing reached Liverpool, England.
Burial was made soon after the ship
reached port and only recently were
the remains dis-interred and prepared
for shipment to this city. He was
barely past twenty-one years of age
at the time of his death, having been
born on August 14, 1897. He was
a graduate of the Bemidji high school
in the class of 1916. Highly esteemed
by all who knew him, news of his
death came as a shock to the entire
In connection with the services
Sunday afternoon, members of the
American Legion who were close
friends and schoolmates will act as
pall-bearers,, while other Legionaires
will serve as a firing squad in final
tribute at ihe grave.
All members of the Ralph Gracie
post and all other ex-service men
are asked to be present at the services
in uniform, meeting at the rooms of
the Bemidji Civic and Commerce as
KI:-., Pmm...^. R_l.
to Be Submitted to Com
mittee Next Week
HAYS SAYS THAT HE
MUST PROVE CHARGE
Believes Cox's Charge an Insult
to All Good Republicans
(By United Press)
New York, August 27."Of course,
candidate Cox fails to prove as he
Has failed and w.ill fail, to prove his
charges." Will H. Hayes, chairman of
the ^national republican committee
said in a statement today. "This is
simply because his charges are false."
(By Doited Press)
New York, Aug. 27. (By Herbert
Walker, en route with Governor Cox
to New Haven.)Many attempts of
republican leaders to deny the figures
quoted at Pittsburg last night in sup
port of his charges that the G. O. P.
campaign goal is $15,000,000, will
be made by "additional revelations,"
Governor Cox said today. He indi
cated hi^ next move would be to give
the names of some of the heaviest
contributors to the republican fund
and also attempt to prove his asser
tions that the $1,000 limit ajsn^unoed
by harding is being evaded.* Is his
speech last night Cox gave a list of
fifty-one cities in twenty-eix states
to which he said the republicans had
ssigne:! quotas totaling 18,145,000.
-New York, Aug. 2,7,Republicans
today began to prepare a detailed*rH-'
ply to Governor Cox's charge of a
huge G. O. P. corruption fund, which
will be submitted next week to the
senate committee investigating poli
tical expenditures in Chicago. Th*
republicans here believe that Cox in
his speech at Pittsburg had not prov
ed his allegations that they are rais
ing a corruption fund to buy the pre
sidency. With regard to the list of
51 cities Cox rcrd during his speech
together with the alleged quotas ag
gregating $8,145,000, the republican
leaders pointed out that his figures
covered state and 'fetrict campaigns'
In addition to thepttionsl fight an*
that no corrubt|jf*%af shown.. Will
H. Hays, chalrrtfan^of the reiwrtolican
national committee, declsred that
body will give to the senate investi
gation committee the names of every
contributor and that "the quality of
citizenship that constitutes that list
will be such a refutation of the ver
acity of the charge toy Mr. Cox that
the whole country will know him."
"Mr. Cox has charged that millions
have been paid into the republican
committee by sinister influences to
corrupt the electorate." added Hays.
"That charge is one he must prove.
It is an insult to those thousands of
good citizens all over the country
who are contributing to the republi
(Bj United Press)
Marion, Ohio, Aug 27. (By Ray
mond Clapper )Senator Harding
today declined to comment in any
way on the charges regarding the
republican campaign contribution.
He said it would be more becoming
'o allow National Chairman Hayes
to discuss the situation. "I only
read the speech over very hastily and
have not a word to say about it,"
(By United Press)
St. Paul, Aug. 27.Julius A.
Schmahl, Secretary of State, said to
day that Governor Cox, of Ohio, was
pretty near right when' he charged
that the republican campaign fund
would exceed $15,000,000. Mr.
Sohmahl, who knows something of
campaign contributions, expressed a
belief that, despite denial by I. A.
Caswell and other leading republi
cans in Minnesota, the large fund has
been contributed to national cam
paign. "I do not believe there is any
doubt that efforts are being made to
raise large funds for the candidacy
of the republican nominee, nor do I
believe that Cox's supporters on the
other hand are permitted to escape
without contributing heavily to the
democratic fund," said "Mr. Schmahl.
(By United Press.)
Chicago, Aug. 27.Governor Cox's
charges that the republican party hf
raising $15,000,000 campaign fund
wSs characterized as a dream here
today by Frederick Upham, treasurer
of the republican national committee.
Upham returned from the east today.
He reiterated his statement that the
funds being raised by the republicans
amounted to only $9,000,000.