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"7 VT& I Ti 1% VOLUME XV. NO. 153. jfi Ss Ss s On Sunday and Monday, June 17 and 18, two splendid looking "lum berjacks" visited the "club" district of this county and were so royally welcomed at one of the clubs that recommendations were issued to all the other clubs. The boys had plenty of coin to spend and, naturally, the hospitality extended them was the most cordial. They made friends at each of the clubs and it is needless to say they "thirsted not" while in that sec tion. Who "Jacks" Were. When these fellows arrived in Be midji the following day it developed that they were not lumberjacks at D*j DUHKlSlioMi^UARDS EXPLAINED QUESTIONS ANSWEREDBY TOWNE In order that Bemidji people may understand more about the Minne sota Home Guards enlistments for which are now being taken to com plete the organization of Com pany Tenth Battalion, E. P. Towne of Duluth, who is in charge of enrollments of candidates th'ere has issued a list of questions *and answers, explaining the features of this new war branch. Mr. Towne's list of questions and answers follows: "Q. Who are eligible to enlist ment? "A. All able-bodied citizens from 18 to 52 years of age and also those of draft ages, who, by reason ot de pendents or otherwise, are exempt from the draft in the opinion of the enlisting officer. "Q. What is the term of enlist ment? "A. For the period of the war. -&Q. Is the Home Guard subject to Federal call. "A! NO. The oath of enlistment oall 'or service in Minnesota only. It calls for obedience to the gover nor's order and not those of the president. The guard is enlisted without physical examination and the age linlits under federal aid impos- "Q. Can a guard member later enlM in the Fpderal service? "Q. Yes. The order establishing the guard provides for honorable What is Bemidji going to do on the Fourth of July? This question is being asked daily. Hundreds of towns in Northern Minnesota are making preparations in the nature of u. ".\ar" celebration. They are mak ing it an enrollment day for the men who volunteer their services for the war with Germany. Announcement to this effect has been made by the members of the recruiting committees of the various organizations conducting the "7 men" campaign throughout Northern Minnesota and programs are being prepared in 300 towns and villaees that will make the offers and accept ances of service for the war the big outstanding feature of the nation's birthdav A corps of officers of the Sieur du L'Hut battalions and a number of regular army recruiting agents are preparing to make a canvass of all of the 300 towns in the Duluth re cruiting district for the purpose of advising local committees as to the enrolment and enlistment of re emits Tentative programs for the Fourth of Jaly celebrations in each of the villages and towns have been pre- 'LUMBER JACKS'PAY VISIT TO JOINTS WERE DETECTIVES ANDGOODSPENDERS Northern Minnesota Towns ToCelebrate July Fourth as Volunteer Enrollment Day all, but detectives from "somewhere." They came back with a splendid re port. "We got 'in right' at the very jump when we visited Waskish club," was their report and then proceeded to give the details to the county attor ney of their fine trip. The result was that eighteen war rants were issued, nine of which were used by the sheriff and his deputies and the other nine may or may not be used, just as the county attorney sees fit. The present campaign is just a starter, according to Mr. Torrance, and should demonstrate the fact that the authorities and citizens will no longer tolerate the conduct of booze joints in this county. discharge in case of such enlistment "Q What will be the duties of the guard? "A. Following is the resolution adopted by the Minnesota safety commission, defining the duties: 'It is the sense of the commission, that members of the Home Guard are lia ble td general duties and obligations of members of the National Guard. It is not the purpose, however, to call on the Home Guard for any duty that can as well be performed by civilian officers or private watch- men.' "Q. Where can further questions be answered and enlistments made? "A On apDlication to E. P. Tfowne, 500 Tbrrey building, Du- luth." TWO DRUNKS ARRESTED William Brown and Nels Rogors. both transients, WPT*P brought before Municipal Judge OMhbons this morn ing, charged with drunkenness. Rrnwn was fitied $5 and Rogers $10 Both paid their fines. SPLENDID RED CROSS SHOWING BY MISS DEAN Of the hustling committee of the First ward in securing memberships for the Red Cross chapter, Miss Vel ma Dean makes a record showing Out of the 221 members secured in that ward up to Thursday evening she secured 102. Other members of the committee are doing splendid work and conducting the campaign in a businesslike manner, is the re port of Chairman W E Dean pared, although the officers in charge state that they would prefer to have the local committee provide its own program always. Public Enrollment. The plan is to make the public enrollment of the men who enlist for the Sieur L'Hut battalions the big feature of the day's exercises with a parade of all the civic organizations and military bodies in each city. The G. A. and Spanish war veterans have been formally designated a guard of honor for the recruits for the various branches of the military service. It has been learned there is con siderable misunderstanding of the re lation of the volunteer to the war and the officers who are going out into the country are primarily charged with clearing this up The Sieur du L'Hut battalions and the regular army are to be filled with volunteers onlj No drafted men are to be taken into either of these organiza tions That is why stress has hen laid on "7 men' feature of the cam paign and these svmbols have been used There are "seven men" need ed cut of each 1,000 of the popula tion as volunteers 'AsMfcr'fcg I THE BEMIDJI DAILY PI FIVE MORE BOOZE JOINTS AR The Pioneer herewith gives publicity to an account of the pulling of five more booze joints that have been running wide open. Nine arrests were made and a large quantity of liquor has been taken and brought to Bemidji. For some time these places have been under surveillance and a mass of evidence col lected Those arrested have been rought to the county seat. The "pinch" was made at 7 o'clock this morning by Sheriff John son, Deputy Sheriff Denley and a special posse of prominent citizens of Bemidji. And this notice is served in advance that no apologies need be demanded of the Pioneer by some ardent booze game lover for writing up an account of the "pulling" of these law vio lating booze free-for-alls. NO YESTERDAY S NEWS BU TODAY S NEW S TODAY-B THE^ggffr UNITE PRESS BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 22. 1917. Sheriff Johnson and Posso Swoop Lino ADVANCE NOTICE Cooked Meal For Visitors ThenArrested When Albert Klevin and W. Brandborg dropped in on the "Mid way Club" early this morning they did not state the purpose of their visit to Gus Olson, so Gus invited them to stay for breakfast. After Gus served the breakfast, which he cooked himself, Mr. Klevin Informed Mr Olson what they were there for and then proceeded to take general charge of the premises. Gus smiled and was even kind to the un grateful visitors. CLEARWATERCOUNTY TO BE TAKEN OVER BY THE BELTRAMI RED CROSS Tomorrow has been designated as Children's Day during Red Cross iT-peV A hox will be installed at the Red Cross headquarters in the etnian Insurance office, where chil dren may deposit their "bit," from a r"nn up Many towns in the county are be coming interested in Red Cross work Tenstrike has sent in its first papers, making application to become a branch of the local Red Cross chap ter Blackduck is also organizing Word has been received from Wash ington, C, requesting the Bel trami county chapter to take over Clearwater county also, as there is no Red Cros organization there It is expected that the amount col lected bv the different wards here will amount to $2,500 by this eve ning BERGH TO MUCH FOR MERCHANT'SBALLTEAM The Bemidji merchants may be baseball playersbut be that as it maythey are more than willing to admit that the farmers are a few too many for them, which admission was plainly shown by the outcome of yesterday's game. The farmers trim med the merchants to the tune of 9 to 2. The trouble with the merchants was that they just couldn't hit that man Bergh. The only close call to a good hit was Nat Given's two bagger. The lineup: MerchantsPogue, pitcher Her bert, catcher Erickson, first base: Halgren, second base Petrie, third base Barker, shortstop Given, cen ter field Kittleson, left field Leibs le, right field. FarmersBergh, pitcher Pete Edd, catcher Trafton, first base: Tellman, second base King, third base Grover, shortstop Englebret zen, center field Gardner, left field Sheets, right field. ALLEGED THIEF ARRESTED Scott C. Tarus, who was arrested by the Bemidji police yesterday on a warrant issued bv the Internation al Falls police for the theft of clown ing and money in that city, was 'an- en back this morning bv Chief of Police Kirkpatrick of International] Falls. On nine warrants issued through County Attorney Gra ham M. Torrance a grand "Klu Klux Klan'' raid, led by Sher iff Andrew Johnson and Dep uty George Denley was success fully executed at 7 o'clock this morning on five "clubs" or "drinking parlors," located north and west of and in the vicinity of Kelliher. The warrants were issued charging some with running an unlicensed drinking place, some with selling liquor without a li cense and some with doing both. The evidence secured by Coun ty Attorney Torrance before the raid was made, together witJ) the loads of booze and beer captured by the sheriff and his able deputies this morning, would lead the average layman to believe that a trial would be unnecessary in order to secure a conviction. Sheriff's Deputies, Never before in the history of Beltrami county did so many prominent business and pro fessional men, who represent the best citizenry of Bemidji, act in such an official capacity JIS did the deputies who assisted the sheriff in this haul of bot tles, barrels, kegs and cases of "delicious" beverages. Here are the men who did the business and answered the call to duty: Dr. G. M. Palmer. Thomas W. Swinson. G. D. Backus. G. E. Carson. E. L. Benner. James Black. Albert Klevin. C. W. Brandborg. Under the direction of Sher iff Johnson and Deputy George Denley every "joint" was "pinched" at the same hour, 7 o'clock this morning. These STATE FAIR RESOURCES TO AID GOVERNMENT (By United Press) St. Paul, June 22.The resources and machinery of all state fairs are to be placed at the disposal of Her bert Hoover in the food control cam paign. The matter will be placed before the authorities at Washing ton tomorrow. ELABORATE PLANS FOR BIRCHMONT OPENING Very elaborate plans are being made for commencinb the 1917 sea son at Birchmont Tuesday, June 26 Festivities are to start with a big banquet at 6:30 p. followed by the Birchmont annual grand ball This will be a program affair Fa vors will be give nthe ladies Do not neglect getting tickets early CARLOADSOFBOOZEANDBEER, FIXTURES AND BOOZE CLERKS BROUGHT TO BEMIDJI AND GUARDED AT RAIDED JOINTS But Deputies Were There "Tip'TooLate While Deputy Denley was at the back door of the Provo club, G. Backus held the fort in the front room. All of a sudden the telephone bell commenced to ring. Mr. Back us quietly took up the receiver and this is what he heard: 'The sheriff and deputies are coming. Get rid of the stuff. Notify the Midway club." But the message came too late. men were selected by the sher iff ami county attorney because they needed men who could be absolutely relied upon. That they made no mistake is self evident. Here's Ihe Crist. Chris Rogers was nabbed at the Shotley club by Thomas W. Swinson and Dr. G. M. Palmer. They found on the premises 15 barrels of beer and six cases of booze. The weight of the prize is 4,- 500 pounds, according to a re port from the deputies. At the Provo club on a war rant issued for Joe Doe, G. D. Backus and Deputy Denley captured a Frenchman, whose name at this writing could not be learned, a quantity of beer, one case of beer and two of booze. "Mhlimy Club" Taken. (Jus Olson, who was found in charge of the "Midway Club" by C. W. Brandborg anil Albert Klevin in company with two barrels of leer and two gal lons of whisky, was taken into AMERICAN FLAG IS FLYING AT THE FRONT (By United Press) With the British armies, June 22. The American flag is flying over the great base hospitals widely scat tered over the battle zones of France. American doctors and nur ses are relieving the British work ers. NEARLY TEN MILLION REGISTRATION SHOWS (By United Press) Appeal In Wet and Dry Case Is On Hearing Today Washington, June 22 The com plete registration roll shows 9,649,- 938 names, it was announced today, a short time iday. P-^St 'Ai the confidence of the deputies and brought to Bemidji this morning. The sheriff and James Black made the trip to Waskish and there took into custody Frank Lyon and another man suppos edly Robert Putman, for whom a warrant had been issued. They found a thousand pounds of beer and booze. Mr. Lyon, it is understood, sold his place to Mr. Putman last Sunday noon. Both are charged with selling booze on that same Sunday, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Another "Club" liafjr/eii. G. E. Carson and KL L. Ben ner visited the Battle River club, which i-s located about six and one-half miles west of Kel liher. There they laid claim to one Ed Springfield, appar ently in charge of the club and also took possession of seven eases of booze, three barrels of beer and two barrels of whisky. The deputies and their pris oners are scheduled to reach IJemidji by auto some time this afternoon. Albert Klevin, who reached here this noon with his man and carload of evidence, reported that the others would follow shortly. d. D. Backus and Dr. Pal mer arrived here with prison ers shortly after 1 o'clock. Tote Booze to Kelliher. In most cases there was too much "evidence" to carry by auto, so the stuff was hauled by drays and cars to Kelliher, where it will be loaded aboard train and routed to Bemidji in charge of the sheriff. Thomas Swinson and C. W. Brandborg were deputized to watch tiie precious stuff until it was load ed. They are expected to re turn this evening or early to morrow morning. (By United Press) St. Paul, June 22.Beltrami county may become dry if the su preme court decides that Indians can not vote at a county option election. At the county option election held last August the prohibition forces lost by 15 votes. There were 52 In dians in the Red Lake reservation who voted at the election. Their right to vote was contested in the Beltrami county district court which held that they were entitled to the vote. An appeal was taken to the supreme court and the case set for argument Friday. If the supreme court holds that the Indians could not vote legally the county will be declared dry. ABLE TO BE OffT Frank T. Beaver, editor of the Pioneer, was able to be at the office aftf***-.