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FLAG OF MOST WONDERFUL
NATION IN WORLD IS SAFL
Describes New Kind of United
States Which Has Been
By W. G. Shepherd.
we .dropped down
the river toward
the sea, from Liv
was falling. All
about us were
war ships. The
nia, loaded with
their hearts still
aching and their
hoarse from their
ed us, headed for
White Lights on Sign.
Workmen were thrusting long
wooden arms from the side of our
ship at the end of each arm was a
great electric light that threw its
rays back against the hull of the
boat. I looked down and I saw that
the lamps were throwing their white
light on the words, painted in giant
black letters, "New York, America."
Our Flag is Safe.
German eyes looked up at us from
under the sea that night beyond a
doubt, for the Orduna, a boat that
passed up, was almost torpedoed not
a great distance from us. That rock
ing, rollicking electric sign helped
me to discover America afresh. Un
der its charm we went on our way,
safe in the pathway of death. For
a year I had seen nothing but war
I had seen everything go down be
fore it and I had forgotten that
there was one spot- or olie'flag in
the world, ^_w^sfe: ^hjO^rJll.
that conrc'ff firSS^eakalng' under such
circumstances that jthere IS one flag
that, is safi kn'd that it is YOUR flag
is almost overwhelming.
Nothing Like It in World.
Eight nights later, on a summer
Sunday evening, we approached New
York. "On our left the lights of
the quiet Jersey. villages began to
blink. On our. right the fiery out
lines of old Coney island grew bright
er and brighter, as night deepened.
Standing on the deck Henry P.
Davidson, a partner in the J. P. Mor
gan ..jftrm, o'fie. of America's younger
masters of finance, looked upon the
(Continued on last pave).
WAR NATIONS REACH
FIBST STEP FOR PEACE
By i^W. T. Mason.
:hard and intricate road to
peaJ to be tested in the
belligerent countries. The sugges
tion of possible negotiations for end
ing the warj made this week by the
editor of the London Economist, is
reproduced by the Berlin Vossischa
Zeitung and meets with no scorn.
Comments of a conditionless peace
imposed by a triumphant victor are
no longer- .heard.
Not. Fighting for Supremacy.
The German government, in the
official North German Gazette, has
partly assisted the tentative peace
movement by denying that Germany
is fighting for supremacy. Sir Ed
ward "Grey recently declared there
could be no peace as long as Ger
many fought for "supremacy" and
"tribute."- Germany denies she is
seeking supremacy and charges Eng
land with desiring supremacy for her
England Denies Ambitions.
But. what is meant by supremacy
is actual military supremacy in Eur
ope itself. A power whose chief
strength is on the sea and not on
land can never attain military su
premacy in the sense feared by Eur
ope. England's denial of supremacy
for herself, therefore, is an assured
fact and, since Germany has repudi
ated a desire for Teutonic supremacy
the first essential basis for peace has
"The Rosary" at Rex.
Bemidji theater goers are display
ing much interest in the seven-reel
feature, "The Rosary," now showing"
at the Rex. theater. The story of
the play is well known. The pic
tures shown here are very clear and
the cast,is excellent,
Villages, Townships and School Dis
tricts Receive June Funds
Bemidji Gets $16,920.50.
Earl Geil, county treasurer, is to
day paying the villages, townships
school districts their June set-
dj will receive $16,920.58 as
of the settlement. This
Jaade up of the following
xtevenue, $6,186.91 Per
manent Improvement,* $2,146.90
Bond and Interest, $2,242.87 Li
brary, $552.65 Scavenger, $366.10
Poor Fund, $927.19 Storm Sewer,
$368.83 Sanitary Sewer, $426.32
Sidewalk, $283.72 Sprinkling, $404.
56, and Pavement, $3,014^52.
PEACE WITH PRESIDENT
Washington, Sept. 2.Cardinal
Gibbons today discussed the Pope's
peace proposal with President Wil
son. DRUGGISTS UNDERTAKE
TO CORRECT DRUG LAW
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 2.
The National Association of Retail
Druggists in session here today will
undertake to correct alleged incon
sistencies in the Harrison drug law.
The law provides that druggists be
permitted to sell patent medicine
containing one grain of "dope" per
ounce, but forbids them to refill pre
scriptions of the same amount.
REO LAKE FALLS FIRE
CAUSES HEAVY DAMA6E
Red Laks, Falle, Minn., Sept. 2.
Fire starting shortly after midnight
destroyed four frame buildings and
seriously damaged a fifth structure in
the business section of Red Lake
The buildings destroyed were the
Guerin garage, the Sieff livery
the* Modern Woodman hall. The
Woolsey meat market was also badly
Five horses were burned to death
in the Sieff livery barn, where the
flames originated from an unknown
The total loss from the blaze is es
timated as being in the neighborhood
of $8,000, partly covered by insur
The pressure tank in the water
works was exhausted in the course of
the battle with the flames and the
firemen were compelled to pump
water from a cistern which greatly
retarded their efforts.
ENGLISH DOUBT VALUE
OF GERMAN CONCESSIONS
London, Sept. 2.Politicians here
today refused to believe that Ger
many's concessions to the United
States would be a sufficient reason to
cause the Allies to lift blockade.
They say that the United States
is too much in earnest in regard to
peace and have overestimated the im
portance of the German concessions.
HAY FEVER ASSOCIATION MEETS
Bethlehem, N. H., Sept. 2.The
United States Hay Fever Association
met in its forty-second annual con
vention here today, hoping the air of
the White Mountains would make
possible sessions not too constantly in
terrupted by sneezing. The hope
was realized through the most inter
esting speeches. Dr. R. Kendrick
Smith of Boston, osteopath, told how
to eradicate this fever by massage.
He argued that the pollen theory has
been disproved, that the fact his
hearers sneezed while spoke, though
the air was free of dust and pollen,
made the theory untenable.
GOESS OS ABOUT'
TO VICTIM C0N:
DOES MUCH DAMAGE
ENGINEER IS KILLED
Fields Swept Bare Farms Ruined
Passenger Train Wrecked
Winnipeg, Sept. 2.Terrific cy
clones did much damage to Central
and Northwestern. Manitoba this
morning. Fields have been swept
bare, houses overturned and horses
and cattle killed. A Grand Trunk
Pacific passenger train went through
a blown-down bridge and the engineer
was killed. Miles and miles of tele
phone and telegraph wires are down
and all information is meager.
FUNERAL OF EDWIN GERLINGER
The funeral of Edwin Gerlinger,
the young man who died on the train
Monday while enroute to his home
at Spur, Minn., from North Dakota,
was held in the Presbyterian church
Rev. S. E. W. White officiated. In
terment was made in Greenwood
LONG VEXING PROBLEM SETTLED
Winnipeg, Sept.' 2.The final ad
justment of the vexed question of
Lake of the Woods levels, which also
affects the levels of the other lakes,
is expected to be arrived at when the
international joint high commission
has the last hearing of the matter this
They will sit on Sept. 7 at Warroad,
Minn., and afterwards at Fort Frances
and Kenora, Ont., to hear the differ
ent interests, prior to adopting the
scheme suggested by the engineers.
The Town of Northern Farmers'
club held its regular monthly meet
ing at the farm home of Harley Beard
about eight miles north of this city,
Wednesday. The meeting was well
attended in spite of the fact that
many of the men are harvesting crops
and working in the wheat fields out
west splendid dinnetransacted: was served theAusual business
MANY PRIESTS IN WAR
"I'd go through anything for you," aviator this morning bombarded the
said the crook to his best girl. "Yes, barracks of Etterbeck, a suburb of
even my pocket, I suppose," replied Brussels. It was reported that sev-
the girl, suspiciously. erar German soldiers were killed.^
Rome, Sept. 2.An official state
ment issued here this afternoon says
that 19,320 priests are acting as vol
unteers and 745 priests are acting
as chaplains in the war. Many priests
have been killed and wounded.
TO INITIATE TONIGHT
Bemidji Council No. 46, the Mod
ern Samaritans, at their regular
meeting tonight will initiate a large
class of candidates enlisted in the
recent campaign for members.
Imperial Good Samaritan C. E.
Lovett, of Duluth, will be present to
assist in the work.
Refreshments and a social hour
will be indulged in after the cere
E. N. H0U6HT0N DEAD
FUNERAL AT BI6 LAKE
The body of E. N. Houghton, 72,
who died at Tenstrike Tuesday, was
shipped to Big Lake, Minn., today
Mr. Houghton had been a resident
of Tenstrike for the past twelve years
and death was due to pneumonia.
He is survived by two sisters, Miss
Eliza Hougton and Mrs. G. M. Nel
son, and a son, N. E. Houghton.
GERMANS ARE KILLED
IN FRENCH AIR RAID
Amsterdam, Sept. 2.A French
STRAW HATS STILL USED
NO DISPENSATE BY MAYOR
Wearers of straw hats in
Bemidji are wearing their
hats today despite the fact
that no special dispensation
has been issued by the mayor.
When Mayor McCuaig left
for the Speedway several
days ago, he was so excited
over his invitation from
Mayor Powers, St. Paul, that
he forgot to look after his
constituants' wants. Last eve
ning F. S. Lycan, president
of the city council, went to
St. Paul, and he,' too, forgot
Today straw hat wearers
were wbrried| One business
woman, a strong believer in
women's suffrage, threatened
to use the disobedience of the
men to custom, as another ar
gument why women should be
allowed to vote.
Judge M. A. Spooner wore
his straw hat today and de
fled the custom which says
that the straw hat should not
be worn after September 1.'
"Owing io the inclement
summer," he said, "and the
fact that the best weather of
the season is to come I am
going to wear jmy straw hat
I demand my-,r.ights and will
take it to the highest courts
Nevertheless,' reports came
to the Pioneer office that S.
O. S. signals are being sent to
the mayor for a municipal
No arrests are feared as
Chief of Police Ripple also is
wearing a straw hat.
Because the hats are being
worn there is joy at the hat
BUSINESS IS AIDED
Conditions Are Al^o Stimulated by
Foreign Orders^-Money Easy
Washington, Sep*. 2.Business
conditions throughout the /united
States have changed but little in the
past month, according to reports
from federal reserve agents, made
public today by the federal "reserve
The reports indicate slight im
provement with larger crops in sight.
Business is stimulated by foreign or
ders, and money still is easy and
The northwest is harvesting its big
grain crop, Minneapolis reports, and
wholesale and retail business is. re
sponding promptly to that influence.
The yield in small grains is expected
to be unusually large.
HURRY CALL SENT
FOR MORE HARVESTERS
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 2.A
hurry call for harvest hands to han
dle a large grain crop in the vic
inity of Maddock, N. D., was received
at the general offices of the Northern
Pacific railroad today from the road's
agent at Maddock.
"Need men badly here for thresh
ing can use 200," was the appeal
Reports received from points along
the road, it was said, were to the ef
fect that, with wheat leading, all
grain crops are the biggest on record.
At the Brinkman Theater Tonight.
A five-reel play entitled "Alone in
New York" is on the program at the
Brinkman theater tonight.-
DR. DENISON MAKES RECORD
Dr. W. K. Dtenison made a
record last evening when he
drove his Ford car from Birch
mont Beach tp Bemidji in
10 minutes and 30 seconds.
The cause of the fast, trip
was a wager.
Now The Boss Can Have The Whole Ship To Himself By
LA ND HERE I S
BEST SAYS PROFf
Farmers' Picnic Held Yesterday
Draws Crowd of 600 From
(By a Special Correspondent.)
Kelliher, Minn., Sept. 2.-"I have
traveled from Superior to the coast
but I have found no better land than
there is in this section of the State
Many People Present.
This statement was made by Prof.
D. Willard, state development agent
for the Northern Pacific, in an ad
dress before over 600 people here yes
terday afternoon. The occasion was
a farmers' day picnic and many were
present from the surrounding towns.
There were a number of people pres
ent from Bemidji, Blackduck and
Success Is In Milk Pail.
Prof, Willard spoke of his farm
experience. He told the* farmers
he believed that the success in this
northern country was in the milk
"In a few years," he said, "land in
this neighborhood will be worth over
$100 per acre. The price of land is
bound to increase, but there will not
be any more land. The people that
are living here now have a serious
duty to perform. They must pave
the way for the next generation. The
time will come when the people who
are now in this section of the state
will" be referred to as pioneers."
Fred A. Sherman, state immigra
tion commissioner, in an address ad
vised the farmers to become better
acquainted with each other.
"The closer the farmer is connected
with his neighbor," said Mr. Sher
man, "the more successful air Con
cerned will be. What is* needed in
this neighborhood district is a ware
house so that if a farmer brought in
a load of potatoes it .could be taken
The visitors visited Jeromes at Red
Lake yesterday morning and at noon
'a dinner was served.
Plan Other Picnics.
The- Kelliher band playact- several,
pieces during the afternoon program.
The speakers took the night train
from Blackduck to St. Paul.
The day was fine and the picnic
was enjoyed by all the visitors. Plans
are being made for the several other
picnics to be held during the next
TOMORROW AND SATURDAY
Formal millinery openings will be
held in Bemidji tomorrow and Sat
urday by the La Fontisee, A. P. Hen
rionnet and Edwards Sisters Millin
Everything in the season's latest
fashions in autumn and winter mil
linery will be on display in these
BRID6ES ARE BURNED
BY MEXICAN RAIDERS
Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 2.Rail-
way bridges between here and San
Benito, Texas, were burned last night
by Mexicans in an attack on San
Benito. A special train of infantry
pursued the Mexicans.
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 2.It was re
ported here this morning that Texas
Ranchers have massed around Hot
Springs to protect their property.
The Mexicans according to the report
are believed to be preparing for an
attack to revenge the killing of Gen
"Scandal" at the Grand.
Manager Harding of the Grand
theater deserves much praise for se
curing for his theater tonight the
notable five-reel drama "Scandal,"
produced by Phillips Smalley and
Lois Weber. I
1 RAPIDLY COMPLETED
Tri-County Tuberculosis Institution
on the North Shore of Lake
Julia Being Built.
The Tri-County tuberculosis sana
torium, the site for which has been
selected on the north shore of Lake
Julia, is now well under way^wThe
concrete basement work is practic
ally completed and the laying of
brick has begun. The building will
be completed as soon as possible.
The building" will be a modern
two-story, fireproof structure and will
comfortably house thirty bed pa
tients and the force of nurses and
It is ideally situated amid beautiful
maple, birch and spruce trees on the
shores of one of the most beautiful
lakes in this section.
"It is a beautiful site and no man
can criticize the commission for se
lecting it- over others," said H. E.
Reynolds who accompanied the com
mittee on an inspection trip Tuesday.
Plans to erect a seperate building
for the nurses and attendants next
year are under way.
Those who visited the site in com
pany with Dr. Einer Johnson and
Rev. S. E. P. White, members of the
board, were H. M. Clark, in whose
car the party was taken, A. L. Molan
der, general manager of the Red Lake
railroad, HJE2. Reynolds and Attorney
M. J. Brown,-
EXTENSION MEETING TO
BE HELD SEPTEMBER 23
The first extension meeting to be
held this fall by the industrial fac
ulty of the Bemidji high school, will
be held in the Hall school house, town
of Liberty, September 23. Miss Fran
ces Bowers is teacher in this school.
Miss Elizabeth Vermilya, domestic
science teacher, Superintendent W.
P. Dyer, B. M. Gile, agriculturist,
A. D. Bailey, manual training teacher
and a number of Bemidji business
men will be present at this meeting.
Contractors have begun work on
the construction, of a new-fifty-foot
addition to the Catholic church which
will be added to the rear of the pres
ent building. Thirty feet will be
the same height as the main build
ing and an additional twenty feet
will be used as a sanctuary.
To the side of this sanctuary will
be builfe a wing which is to be used
as the sacristy. An entire new heat
ing plant will be installed, the cost
of the work complete to amount to
The present church was erected in
1907, since which time the congre
gation has grown continually, the
new addition being necessary on ac
count of that growth.
The cast for the Elks' musical
comedy, "Loveland" to be presented
at the Brinkman theater, Sept. 16
and 17, is rehearsing daily. Each
member is putting forth every effort
to make the most artistic entertain
ment ever seen^in Bemidji.
One of the features of the perform
ance is the Dream Man .Chorus, in
which 30 children, accompanied by
their nurses, dance.
Advance press notices tell us that
"Loveland" has a surprise every min
Tickets are reported to be selling
Helps Wife Wash Loses Wallet.
Sioux Falls, S. D. Sept., 2.Be-
cause he wanted to do a good job of
assisting his wife with the family
washing, Carl Schuldt peeled off his
coat, after the wife had accepted his
offer to help her. Hanging the coat
on the back porch, he tied into the
work energetically. While he worked
a miscreant stole important papers
and money from his pocket. Carl
is quoted as issuing a bulletin,
JITNEY SERVICE IS
Four Touring Can Make Trip*
to and From That Villag*
Day and Night, p-v
AVERAGE DAILY PATBOVA^E -si,
IS BETWEEN 250 AID 30Q
Nymore is Rapidly THomin Popu
lar Resident Village, Several
Sales Being Hade. W?%
The Nymore-Bemidji jitney service
for the benefit of residents and Iran
sients is perhaps the best an^L most
up-to-the-minute transportation sys
tem of its kind in the entire state, ^a
Tweiity-ive Tripi Daily., A
Four Ford touring cars are, kept.
in continual .service, each -making **|f
about twenty-five trips daily in ad-~
dition to making all trains going and
coming to Bemidji. The cars are,
operated by M. J. Troop, F. Ward J.
Ward and Robert Kiel. A charge of
10 cents for adults and 5 cents for
children is made for a trip each way.
The headquarters for the Jitneys at
Nymore is the Christianson |nd in
Bemidji the Abercrombie & McCready
store on Beltrami avenue.
Business Increases. I '""7rf
Mr. Troop has conducted his fousi-'''-
ness for about one year and' notes
a continual increase in the patronage
of the jitney lines. The ^ffltifc?'
daily patronage of the four jitn# is
from 250 to 300 passengers. /The
cars are on the job twenty-four hours
a day, alternating nights, so that \t
is possible to secure transportation
at all times. i
Evenings Are Bnsiestfp V':
Evenings from, six-thirty ip ieri
are the busiest hours for the]'lines
as many of the Nymore people,come
to Bemidji to attend the shows'or
spend the evening in this city/ Soma
take advantage of this service for
pleasure riding purposes, which feat
ure will develop and become^ mojre
popular each year. PwOes who i|H# "J
to go on a pleasant Jsimt ran ffiju /I7'
Five 5-acre Tracti BeM.
That Nymore i* becoming a p6pu~
lar place to live and especially in
viting to larger families, is evident
by the recent sale of small tracts of
land in that vicinity.
The real estate firm of tley^olds
& Winter have hold during the past
few weeks five 6-acre tracts of land
in that vicinity.
Mrs. Caulsqn of Windom, Mf&B..
and Mrs. Benson of Minneapolis, who
have been guests at the O. Qunderson
home for the past month, returned to
their respective homes this morningf
A special school meeting will be'
held in the Nymore district, Sept. 20
for the purpose of voting on school
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Poppenberg left
this morning for the Twin Cities tq
attend the state fair and the Twin
City Speedway races.
Mrs. Anton Krog went to Brainerd
this morning where she will visit
her daughter, Mrs. Hanson.,
Mrs. Peter Wold has returned froas
a two weeks' visit in the country
with Mrs. Blackburn.
Mr. and Mrs. Dougherty left this
morning for Minot, N. D. D. M.
Crandall of Northome will hava
charge of their store during their
A. Clark, the painter and decorator,
is spending the day at Turtle Hirer*
Izetta Fisher will leave fomjorrow-**
for Rosby where she will teach tr^
seven months' term of school in'the
Christianson district near ihat plaee. 3-
Plans are being made to remodel
the Brabetz barbershop. Water work*.
and bath will be installed.
Mrs. O. Larson of Grand Forks, N.--S
D., will be the guest of her sister^in-^'
law, Mrs. Anton Strand, for two