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VOLUME 12, NO. 204.
(American Press)
Washington, Dec. 23.Hobson's
resolution to submit a constitutional
amendment for national prohibition
to state legislatures, was defeated in
the house last night, 197 members
voting for it, and 189 against it. An
affirmative vote of two-thirds is re
quired to adopt resolutions.
Henry Lewis Dead.
(American Press)
New York, Dec. 23.Alfred
Henry Lewis, the prominent newspa
per man and author, died here today
after a brief illness.
Have Crossed Frontier.
(American Press)
Constantinople, Dec. 23.The
Egyptian frontier has been crossed
by Turkish troops in force, an official
statement issued here asserts.
London, Dec. 23.It is only at the
northern and southern extremities of
the battle line in the eastern arena
of the war that any marked change is
to be noted. In the western theater
siege war of a most stubborn and la
borious kind persists. This briefly
sums up the situation both in the
East and in the West, so far as has
been disclosed by the official state
The ultimate outcome of the Ger
man advance upon Warsaw still is
problematical, as a decisive conflict
has vet to be fought Although the
Russian center has retired, it now has
been reinforced and it is holding a
line on the east bank of the Bzura
river from its junction with the Vis
Private Wire to Be Used in Sending
Fire Alarms to Department.
Before leaving for Minneapolis
last night where he will spend
Christmas, H. B. Brookins, local
commercial manager of the North
western Telephone company, an
nounced that a new plan had been
arranged for th& sending of' fire
alarms to the department. Instead
of simply calling central, a person
giving an alarm will call 349. This
will give connection with the private
line to police headquarters, used on
ly in case of fire, and the desk ser
geant answering will accept the
alarm and give the location to the
fireman The same alarm will ring
a bell in the firemen's dormitory and
in the room of the driver of the fire
team. The sergeant will then, over
the office phone, notify central of
where the fire is and she will provide
information concerning the fire to
persons requesting it. The desk ser
geant, by pulling a switch
rings a bell at the elec
tric light plant which causes the
electrician to blow the fire whistle
In case of fire call 349
Many Red Cross Christmas Seals
Placed on Parcels at Stewart's.
Every parcel that left the Stewart
grocery store today was decorated
with a Red Cross Christmas seal, and
the plan proved a great success and
means that a neat sum will be turn
ed over to the committee which has
had charge of the sales. Mr. Stew
art was anxious to assist in raising
the $100 necessary to bring a Visit
ing Nurse to Bemidji for a month's
stay and believed that the parcel
plan would be a suitable way to do
New York has a hotel owned and
managed by two sisters.
Board of Audit Checks Up Books of
County Treasurer Geil.
-cords of Earle Geil, county
concerning the receipts
'sements of the office for
the Hf were approved by the
board o. "blowing an inspec
tion of yb. afternoon. The
board compri&i Rako, chair
man of the boara county commjlfe
sioners, Fred Rhoda, clerk of court,
and James L. George, county auditor.
Sportsman Explains Mystery of Ama
teur Nimrods' Universal Success
as Big Game Hunters.
When a hunter is unable to obtain
a deer, it is common practice to buy
one from a pot hunter, declared one
of Bemidji's best known sportsmen
this morning, which may explain
why nearly every hunter returning
from the woods during the recent
hunting season brought back a
Without a market the poachers
soon would be driven out of busi
ness, said the same man, at the same
time stating that those who pur
chase venison illegally obtained
should be made to suffer heavily in
the hope of discouraging the of
There have been a few
convictions here during the
past few months, several of
the offenders being prominent busi
ness men of this section.
"Minnesota will never receive the
best work from its game wardens
until the game protection service is
taken out of politics and placed on
a civil service basis," declared E. A.
Cleasby, federal inspector of migra
tory birds. "Game wardenship
should be a profession and not a
job. Under the Minnesota system a
game warden likely as not may be
displaced about the time he has mas
tered the dutfes of his office and
come to be of real value to the state.
"Six states already have civil ser
vice for state employes and in the
departments with which I am famil
iar, as in the game protection and
forest service, I know that better re
sults are obtainable than under the
old system."
Mr. Cleasby is inspector in charge
of the lake district, comprising the
states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Min
nesota and Iowa, and devotes most
of his time to supplementing the
work of state authorities, by in
struction and device.
Court House Officials Give Dinner For
Retiring Deputy.
Mis,s Irene Logan, who recently
resigned as deputy county auditor,
and who leaves this evening for her
home at Grand Rapids, was the guest
of honor at a dinner served in the
abstract office at the court house
last evening. It was a most en
joyable affair and was given by the
county officials, who were assisted
by the girls' employed in the various
offices. The room was prettily
decorated for the occasion. Miss
Logan has been one of Bemidji's
most popular girls since her resi
dence here, and as an official is
highly regarded because of her ef
ficient, accommodating and faith
ful service. Her marriage to Clar
ence Jackson, one of this city's most
prominent young men, will take place
at Grand Rapids next week, this an
nouncement having been made at the
party of last evening.
Little Falls Basketball Five Unable to
Fathom Style of Locals' Play and
Accept 18 to 8 Defeat.
In one of the hardest fought and
most interesting games ever played
in Bemidji, Little Falls was again
defeated by "Big Bemidg" last night,
the score being 18 to 8, and allowing
the locals to slip another notch to
ward the world's title.
Little Falls, with its aggregation
of university and college stars, could
not fathom the style of Bemidji's
play and although the visitors
fought gamely they could not stave
off the second defeat.
Bemidji was the first to score, Peck
getting a basket, but the count was
made even a moment later when
Swanson successfully placed his sec
ond throw from a foul. From then
on *Bemidji went into the contest
with that same old spirit which car
ried them through the championship
series of last year, Peck, Brandon
and Jacobson soon netting the ball,
which with Brandon's two free
throws, soon made the score 10. The
first half ended with Bemidji leading
by a score of 10 to 3.
Little Falls, as the night before,
did not score a field basket during
the first half, but Longley and Swan
son each counted in the second half,
and a foul gave them eight. An in
jury forced Diedrich, the gridiron
star, to retire during the second half.
For Bemidji, Jacobson's defensive
work stood out prominently, while
Trafton Howe and Brandon played
sensational ball, more than holding
their own at all times during the
The Kittle Falls boys appeared be
wildered by the speed and accuracy
of the Bemidji play, but with the
game hopelessly lost, battled gamely
to the end,"taking the defeat in a
sportsmanlike manner.
The lineup:
Bemidji Little Falls
Howe rf Swanson
Brandon If.. Longley
Peck Brannen
Jacobsen rg.-... z. Diedrich
Trafton lg Ritter and
Field goals, Brandon, 2, Jacobson,
Peck, 3, Howe, 2, Swanson, Long
ley. Free throws, Swanson, 4, Bran
don, 2. Timekeepers, Smith and Bob
Given. Scorers, Bob Feir, Ross Dun
phy and Ray Hannah. Referee,
Fire destroyed a small house on
Twelfth street and Dalton avenue.
this noon, owned by Mr Coultis The
fire started, it is reported, by children
playing with matches. There were
three small children ?nd the mother
in the house at the time, the mother
being in the room adjoining the one
the children were in. The first she
knew about the fire was when her
little daughter came running to her
and called to her to save the baby.
Mrs. Coultis' hands were badly cut,
as she broke a window in an effort
to save a few household goods. About
the only things saved were a stove, a
couple of rockers and a trunk. The
house is badly gutted and will have
to be rebuilt. There was no in
Several machines have been in
dented in England for exercising the
fingers of persons other than pianists
to make them supple.
American girls spend $134,000,000
a year for candy.
England and Wales have 117,507
women clerks.
Efficiency Committee Secretary Sees
Where Chief Opposition to Reor-
organization Plan Will Be Met.
Says Report Does Not Fail to Care for
Humanities and Will in No Way
Impair Good Business Conduct.
(By J. S. Pardee)
St. Paul, Dec. 23.(Special to the
Pioneer.)Opposition to the effi
ciency commission's plan will appar
ently center in the board of control
and its friends. There will be peo
ple who will nibble at the plan, peo
ple who will whittle away a little
here and there and people who will
chafe a little at losing their fine,
free independence in the govern
ment. But none of that may be call
ed serious opposition.
The objections of the board of
health, for example, to being made
part of the civi,l administration is
not likely to delay matters serfously.
A Debatable Question.
The board of control is industri
ous, efficient and conscientious and
cannot see why its status should be
changed. The efficiency commis
sion's plan contemplates making the
{conduct of the institutions a part
iof the civil administration and adapt
ing it to a business form of organi
zation. This is, of course, a deba
table question which the legislature
will no doubt carefully consider.
In the meantime, the argument
tha" the board of control has been
good, hard working and economical
has nothing to do with the proposed
change. Under a business form of
organization, in place of this trium
virate, there will be just as much
hard work, just as much economy,
equal industry and equally good judg
If*3tlie care of the institutions is
to be part of the civil administration,
brought into a business form of or
ganization, the recommendations of
the efficiency commission can hardly
be avoided.
A Humanitarian Also.
But the board of control is not
only a- business manager but also a
humanitarian body. The fact is,
however, any administrator of these
institutions is going to be a humani
tarian. The present board of con
trol was established to introduce
economies and to be as humane as
it could under the circumstances.
What was the result? Every mem
ber appointed by the successive gov
ernors has been a kindly, large
hearted, large minded man and no
other kind of men could have been
appointed. The same will be true
under the business form of organi
At a time when corporations are
beginning to grow souls, do not wor
ry about the state going backward
in consideration for the humanities.
More than that, the board of public
welfare will be the humanities
board. It should bethere is no
reason to doubt it will beas help
ful and efficient as the board of wo
men visitors has been for the insti
tution in Sauk Centre.
The efficiency commission's plans
do not fail in care for the humani
ties. They will in no way impair
the good business conduct of the in
stitutions and they will make the
civil administration everywhere co
E. E. Schulke, Henry Krahn and
R. E. Schumacher of Tenstrike were
Bemidji visitors today.
VOH nv nip? 1 rv a want ad
A Nice Present For Somebody Else Bv "HOP
Fire yesterday afternoon complete
ly destroyed the home of the Charles
Coppers family, six miles southwest
of Turtle River, nothing being saved
but the clothing which was
worn by Mr. and Mrs. Cop
pers and four small chil
dren. An over-heated stove is be
lieved to have been the cause of the
fire, three of the children, the small
est two years old, being home alone
when it began. The little tots, rang
ing in age from 2 to 8, ran to the
home of G. I. Goodmanson, notifying
them of the fire, but before anything
could be done the entire house was
covered with flames, which burned
to the ground. The family is left
without funds, clothing or furniture,
everything they owned being swept
away by the fire. Any assistance
which can be given by Bemidji per
sons will be greatly appreciated by
the unfortunate family. The house
will be rebuilt. Mr. Coppers has
been employed as a cedar cutter.
Bemidji Insurance Man Begins Suit to
Collect $3,480 From Former Saloon
Owner and Bondsmen.
On motion of Col. Henry Funkley,
attorney for the plaintiff, Call Eng
land, an insurance man of this city,
Judge Stanton has just made an or
der giving the plaintiff authority to
sue the bondsmen of R. Pacha, who
in January, 1914, operated a saloon
at Blackduck.
The motion was made in connec
tion with a damage suit which has
just been brought by England against
Pacha, and his bondsmen, Edward
Boyle and J. N. Schjei, both of
Blackduck, in which he seeks $3,480
damages for injuries sustained by an
assault in the defendant's saloon on
January 21, last.
In the complaint it is charged
that Pacha sold Paul Konada intoxi
cating liquors while intoxicated, Ko
nada becoming a menace and in this
condition striklng~-plaintif in the
face with a beer glass, causing se
rious and permanent physical in
jury, and maiming and disfiguring
him for life. The complaint includes
a charge of loss of time and medical
The case will be tried at the Feb
ruary term of court here.
The Farley Hotel, of Farley, thir
teen miles north of Bemidji, was
burned to the ground this morning.
The large structure was the pro
perty of W. T. Blaksley, who resides
there and was built ten years ago
when extensive logging was being
done there.
The Blaksleys saved only a small
portion of their clothing, all of the
furniture being destroyed.
One of Bemidji's Weekly Newspapers
Succeeded by Tribune.
Volume 3, No. 1, of the Beltrami
County Tribune, appeared in Be
midji today.^^This paper is the suc
cessor of the Bemidji Independent,
and is published from the same of
fice, being edited and published by A
O. Hesselberg, who has been a resi
dent of the city a short time. Mr.
Hesselberg in his first issue says that
the Tribune will be independent in
politics and will at all times boost
for the best interests of the county.
He is an experienced newspaper man,
having been in the business 23 years.
Various Bemidji Houses of Worship
Prepare Splendid Christmas Enter-
tainmentsAU to Have Trees.
Baptist Church Starts Tonight, Pres
byterian Tomorrow and Episcopa-*
Hans and Methodists Friday.
Bemidji houses of worship, as in
the past, have prepared splendid
Christmas programs, the first to be
given this evening and the last next
Monday. The children are to play
a prominent part in each of the en
tertainments, and there will be pop
corn balls, oranges, stockings full of
candy, recitations, cantatas, appro
priate Christmas plays and other ex
cellent features, including old Santa
The Baptist church' will stage its
program this evening, the Presby
terian, Christmas evening, the Epis
copal, Christmas afternoon and the
Methodist, Christmas night. The
programs in several of the churches
To Give Cantata.
Santa Claus' Mistake, or the Bun
dle of Sticks, will be presented at
the Methodist church by the Sun
day school children Friday night.
Masdames J. W. Naugle, E. H. Denu
and Charles W. Gilman have been
drilling the children for the past
several weeks, and the cantata prom
ises to be one of the best ever given
in the city. The characters are as
follows: Aunt Rachel Alice Minnick
f. Alice Witting
Molly- ,g .Florence Bagley
Santa Claus
These Are Fairies.
FairiesFlora Sheppard, Vera
Cutter, Jordlce Wallace, Edith Hor
locker, Ruth Guenther, Dorothy
Seidle, Bertha Phibbs, Virginia Wit
ting, Floy Palmer, Alvera Larson,
Luella "Backus, Bessie Malone, Irene
Powell, Edna Holden and Verona
Icicle Boys Harvey Williams,
Jack McGregor, Dan McGregor, Gor
don Smith, John Smith, Merton Den
ley, Donald Stevens, Foster Vincent,
Luverne Holden and George Dyer.
Dolly GirlsRuth Hayner, Mary
Maude McConnell, Eltha Whitney,
Fern Guenther, Beulah Gilman, Mar
garet McGregor, Vera Holden, Doro
thy Rhea, Sadie Williams, Vera Op
sahl, Evaline Getchell and Fern Scar
Boys and GirlsRoy Webster,
Willard McGregor, Edward Shep
pard, Milton Schaddeg, Lorraine
Kreatz, Elsie Shannon, June Wil
liams, Margaret Symons, Edith An
derson and Martin Hammond.
The scene takes place in Mable's
home, where she and her mother are
ready to welcome a crowd of sisters,
cousins, aunts and other relatives
and friends. Thte Christmas tree
has been decorated with candles,
festoons and pretty toys and every
thing is ready for Santa Claus. Ma
ble, in going to the window discovi
ers a poor child, with a basket on
her arm and takes her into the house,
inviting her to remain for the fes
Three Cheers for Santa.
Molly, the little match seller, has
never had a visit from Santa Claus,
and listens earnestly to Mable while
she explains that he is the "kindest
man in the world." Mable falls
asleep while she and Molly are wait
ing for Santa Claus to appear. He
comes in singing" Merry Christmas,
the Blue Aarch." Molly makes friends
with him and he explains that he is
very, very sad on account of having
to bring Mable, whom he loves, a
bundle of sticks, as she has been
naughty. Molly intercedes for her
and asks him to give .Mable the pres
ents she expects and she, Molly, will
take the bundle of sticks. Mable
awakens, the chorus comes in sing
ing, "Three Cheers for Our Santa
Santa tries to escape but the chil
dren surround him and keep him
from getting away. Santa asks if
Mable has been naughty and the
children answer by singing, "Mable,
Why She's the Best of All." Santa
Claus discovers that this is not the
"naughty Mable" and that he has
made a mistake, and makes all the
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