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r" (By United Press) Washington, Sept. 21.Former German Ambassador Count von Bern storff to the United States was an active anti-American while Germany and the United States were on friend ly terms and von Bernstorff was rep resenting his country in Washing ton. While the German nation and the United States were at peace von Bernstorff asked the Berlin office for $50,000 on January 22 to influence congress "as on a former occasion." The state department made this public today in announcing the text of the message of von Bernstorff on that date. The secretary of state today is ued the following text of the mes sage von Bernstorff sent to the Ber lin foreign office January 22: "I request authority to pay oat up to $50,000 in order, as on a former occasion, to influ ence congress through the or ganization you know by which we can perhaps prevent war. I am beginning in the meantime to act accordingly in the above circumstances. *-'A public, official -German declaration-tn favor of Ireland is highly desirable in order to get the support of Irish-influ ence here." Has a Good Idea. Washington, Sept. 21.The state department indicates that it is con vinced of the identity of the organi zation Bernstorff referred to, al though no definite announcement is made. It is intimated money was fcpent on telegrams furthering the propaganda rather than directly up on congressmen directly. Congress is determined to unearth the organization through which Bernstorff worked the house. The senate is astonished. ti J. "OUTING" PARTY FAILS TO ARRIVE COMING EARLY TOMORROW The Outing magazine party which was to have arrived in Bemidji this morning and leave for Red Lake in company with a contingent of citi zens, failed to arrive owing to have missed a train. They will be here early tomorrow morning and the trip made as scheduled for today. QUAKER CITY MAYOR HELD $10,000 BONDS (By United Press) Philadelphia, Sept. 21.Mayor Smith of Philadelphia was today held in 110,000 bail to await a hearing on a conspiracy charge of murder and other crimes. incinnati, Ohio, Sept. 21.Chi- cago won the toss for the opening rame of the world's championship series at the meeting of the National Baseball commission here. The umpires for the world's series will be: O'Loughlin and Evans of the American league and Klem and Rigler of the National. Prices: At Chicago: Boxes $5 lower grandstand reserved, $1.50 pavilion, $1 bleachers, 50 cents. At New York: Boxes, $25 upper grand stand, $3 lower grandstand, open, $2 pavilion, $1. The commission also announced *that purchasers of tickets must buy them for three games. One per cent of the commission's revenue of the series will go to the Bat and Ball fund for soldiers in France. The world's series players will be instructed to play an exhibition game at either Rockford, HI., if the series finishes in the West, or at Camp |ffilla Mineola, L. L, in ease it fin- 5W#U-,J*I$- -*w JI/I nuniiiiiiiii *^mmmdmmmmmmmmm GERMAN INTRIGUE IS AGAIN EXPOSED U.S. BARES PLANS TO BUY INFLUENCE World's Baseball Series To Open In Chicago October 6 BEMIDJI DAILY VOLUME XV. NO. 220. BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 21. 1917 BEMIDJFS FIRST QUOTA RELIGION BARRED AT PEACE TABLE VATICAN CIRCLES HINT AGREEMENT England and Italy, at Least, Are Understood to Have Entered Into Understanding. GERMANY, HOWEVER, EXPECTS TO INITIATE PEACE MOVE Diplomats Believe Teutons Will Start Overtures to End War Before Next Tear. Washington, Sept. 21.The Va tlcan realizes that peace or further negotiations at present are impos sible. President Wilson's rejection of the pope's last peace offerwnfoh rejection was heartily approved by the allieshas convinced the Vati can -the allies want no peace which will leave the central powers under their present rulers. It is realized by the Vatican that the allies, with America's vast re sources now thrown into the balance, now have the upper hand and can wring from the central powers a peace acceptable to the democracies. Any further proffers from the pope would be foredoomed to failure even as the last wasit is admitted. Vatican Reported Barred bv Stipula tion of Italv. Official cables state that Vatican circles uirow out the suggestion of an understanding, at least between England and Italy, that no peace proposals emanating from the Vati can shall be seriously considered and that when peace negotiations begin the church is not to be admitted in to the pourparlers. These hints go so far as to say that Italy's entrance into the war hinged upon acceptance of this condition, two years ago. It is added that this has never been de nied by the allied powers. Germany, however, is expected to Initiate another peace move this win ter. The basis of this is seen in vague outlines of terms set afloat first in Washington three weeks ago and now seeping through the British cen sor. Diplomats here who are in inti mate touch with the international situation say there is positive knowl edge that Germany will move again to end the war before 1918 BACK FROM HUNT Mr. and Mrs. J. Koors have re turned from a successful duck and chicken hunt at Fosston. They re turned last evening, having been away since Saturday. ishes in the East, in order to give the soldiers a chance to see the tams play. Official Bates. The official dates for the world's eries as selected by the National Baseball commission are: At Chicago: Saturday, Oct 6. and Sunday, Oct. 7 at New York, Oct 9 and 10 Chicago, Oct. 12 New York, Oct. 15. The commission announced 'hat the Chicago Tribune and New York Herald would wire a 1,000-word story to the American soldiers in France at the commission's expanse after each game. Special invitations will be ex tended to President Wilson and Gen erals Barry, Carter, Bell and McCain to attend the world's series games. A block of 1,500 seats in the pavil ion has been set aside from the first game of the series at Chicago for officers and soldiers at Fort Sheri dan. These will be paid for by the soldiers. ENSIGN M'DONALD ORDERED TO FRANCE ABOARD TRANSPOR* A letter was received yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. John A. McDonald of Dewey avenue from their son, Ensign William McDonald, who left with the Bemidji naval division in April, to the effect that he had been trans ferred from the Philadelphia navy yard barracks to the position of se nior naval officer of a transport at Norfolk, Va., which is expected to leave soon for France. He telis his parents not to worry as the govern ment is taking every precaution to guard transport ships and that a transport with the usual convoy of protecting vessels is as safe as the Massachusetts in the Philadelphia! navy yard. $50 FINE ASSESSED FOR ASSAULT GRIND OF DISTRICT COURT One more case, that of Oscar Swen son, was settled today without trial in district court. Swenson pleaded guilty to a charge of assault in the third degree and was sentenced to pay a $50 fine or spend a 30-day term in the county jail Although the fine has not as yet been paid it is expected that Swenson will pay it some time this afternoon. The court this morning started on the case of the State vs Alex Mon roe who is charged with robbery in the second degree The jury had not been completed by noon. 300,000 SOLDIERS TO FRANCE.CHINA'S OFFER Peking, Sept. 21.Announcement is made in governmental circles that the Chinese cabinet, provided the Entente powers approved, is willing to send 300,000 soldiers to France in compliance with the French re quest. An appeal has been made to the United States to aid China financial ly to equip her troops. REWARD FOR CHINA FOR ENTERING WAR (By United Press) Tokio, Sept. 21.China is to be rewarded for her participation in the war with the allies, Pekin advises. It Is said the reward will be the post ponement fthe Boxer Indemnities for ten years and the appointment of Chinese and allied officials to inves tigate and revise the tariff. DEHLY RETURNS. Deputy Sheriff George Denley re turned this morning from Baudette where ae went Wednesday on official business. NOT YESTERDAY'S NEWS, BUT TODAY'S NEWS TODAY-BY THE GREAT UNITED PRESS THREE FIGHTERS FROM THIS HOME Photo by American Press Association. A new flag authorized by the government which marks bouses of men serving the country abroad. Each star means man. SALESMAN WITH I. W. W. 1NITIAXSGETS BEATING AT THIEF BJVEE FALLS w*~?r ji 'Thief', RJver 'Falls, Minn,, Sept. 21.The initials I. W. W. on a suitcase belonging to I. W. Ward of this city nearly cost that gentleman his life while making his usual calls on his North Dakota trade. Some one spied the marks and when the owner returned for his suitcase he was set up on and before he could explain things he was severely beaten. TEXAS LIVE STOCK MEN ARE MODEST (By United Press) Washington, Sept. 21. Lower rates and a devision of traffic rules of live stock transportation is virtu ally all the railroads requested in their complaint filed with the inter state commerce commission by the Texas Live Stock Exchange. Three of the largest shipoers in the coun try are represented. COCHRAN WILL LOG TEN MILLION FEET ON BIG CONTRACT George W. Cochran was in Park Rapids yesterday and closed quite a big contract with Connor & Wilson to log 10,000,000 feet of timber this winter near Benedict on the M. & 1 railroad. The timber is owned by the Pine Tree Manufacturing company of Little Falls and is to be loaded on cars and shipped there Mr. Coch ran txpects to start work at once. BAGLEY DOES HONOR TO FIRST DRAFT QUOTA (Special to Pioneer) Bagley, Sept. 21. Clearwater county's first draft quota will en train this evening for Fort Dodge and the members were the guests of the people of Bagley today in a fitting celebration ere their de parture All Bagley turned out to do its bit. The boys were given a big ban quet at the Clearwater hotel this af ternoon by the civic organizations, the Red Cross, village and other of ficials. The hotel was profusely dec orated and the business district is flag bedecked. Each of the members of the quota was presented with a "joy" bag and a five-dollar gold piece. Following is the personnel of the quota: Edwin Knoxvold, Odin Furu seth, Peter Lindgren, Harry Gnne lius, Daniel McBain, Edwin Larson, Conrad A. Stockman, Willie H. Wil lison. Car) L. Aask. ^&* EXTRA! Greetings From Quota AboardTrain That Beltrami county's first quota of called men for the national army which left Bemidji this morning are not forgetful at this eventful time is evidenced by the following tele gram received by the Pioneer at 3 o'clock this afternoon: Bemidji Pioneer, Bemidji, Minn. Drainerd, Sept. 81.Citizens of Beltrami county, greeting and sincere appreciation of farewell given ns. All are well and happy and going big. All towns on the way have given ns a cor dial welcome. (Signed) SELECTED MEN. has been shipped into this city since last springand that was received last week only after frantic appeals. Last season approximately 1,000 tons had been received up to this time. ANOTHER LUMBER INDUSTRY LOOKS AT RUGGLES TIMBER Bemidji may secure another lum ber industry, H. Stagberg of Stag berg Bros Floodwood, being in Be midji, a guest of J. J. Opsalil, while looking over the Ruggles timber with a view of erecting a saw mill here and logging the famous Rug gles holdings Stagberg Bros, have for several years been in the lumber business at Floodwood but the depletion of tim ber are seeking to move and have two propostions, one being the Rug gles timber were on a tract north of Virginia BELIEVE GOVERNMENT SHOULD FIX PRICES (By United Press) Atlantic City, Sept. 21.Price fix ing by the government of all essen tial products is recommended in a resolution of the war convention of the American Chamber of Commerce today. SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SCHOOL BONDS There will be a special election for the issuance of $8,000 in bonds for completing the new Lincoln school in the Fifth ward tomorrow evening at the Central school. The polls will be open from 7 to 9 o'clock. The bonds are to be used to fully complete the building to make it adequate for itc needs and properly heated and equipped. TJ. S. TROOPS PREPARED. Washington, Sept. 21.American troops in France are to be supplied fully with trained forces to deliver gas and liquid fire attacKs, according to army general orders made public today, giving the organisation of spe cial engineer units to handle- these devices of modern trench warfare. ^___ THRONG AT DEPOT BIDS GOD SPEED 63 ANSWER FINAL THIEF RIVER FALLS FACES SHORTAGE OF HARD COAL Thief River Falls, Minn., Sept. 21 Only forty-three tons of hard coal" might battle forthe Stars and Stripes HECOLORS MORE HONOR MEN In addition to the names of the men who reported to the draft summons yesterday as published in the Pioneer, the following were summoned to fill the official quota and left with the contingent for Fort Dodge: Reuben W. Service. Warren H. McLane. John Hilton David. Otto M. Nelson. George C. Khingness. Arthur Gish. Albert Dannenberg. James H. Klungness. Bemidji sent away her first quota of the Beltrami county draft to the national army this morning. Bel trami county sent 63 of her young men to Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, where they will be moulded into soldiers. Bemidji waB at the depot when the squad left in charge of John M. Herbert, designated by Sheriff Johnson, and there was little splurge incident to the boarding of the train for the cantonment. It was different than a uniformed company of a national guard, famil iar to all. It was a contingent of young men drawn from various walks of life, many of whom had not the slightest idea of military service. In six months, from a mot ley group they will be hard trained, alert and efficient soldiers ready for finishing in modern methods of war fare. It was the call of the govern ment to its people and they were responding for instruction that they as finished fighters. The train left the M. & I. depot at 8:15, two coaches being set aside for the boys. The depot was the apex of long patriotic streamers and with bunting festooned across ite face. A large crowd was there at an early hour and as the time for departure neared the crowd had in creased to large proportions with! autos banked at the curbs far up Beltrami avenue. There was a halt at the depot and a general shaking of hands and be fore the men boarded the coaches. As the train pulled out there was a waving of hands, hats and hand kerchiefs, and a few scattering cheers, was an that punctured a deep silence with the band playing the national anthem. The crowd stood as though stunned, it dawning upon them at the finale the deep significance of the occasion As the train was waiting Morris Kaplan placed aboard the coaches carrying the boys three large boxes of peaches, one case of plums and six large baskets of grapes Yesterday's Demonstration. The demonstration yesterday was the greatest in the history of Be midji in many ways The parade was fully a mile long and at Library park, where the speaking was held, a conservative estimate of several placed the crowd at 3,000, said to have been the largest gathering ever in Bemidji The Home Guard did not take part in the parade owing to a misunder standing of part of the committee on arrangements. Captain Swinson was ready and anxious and so were his men to participate and fully expected to be a big factor in the line. Thanks to Bemidii. Supper was served the drafted men at the Presbyterian church by the Red Cross. On behalf of the Red Cross ladles, G. W. Harnwell, presi dent of the Commercial club, pre sented to each soldier a "housewife," a compact roll of flannel containing an assortment of needles, pins, etc., handy for the men at any time. In response, Roy Wheelock on behalf of his comrades heartily expressed their appreciation of what Bemidji had done for them. About 90 were served. The evening was spent as the men desired. STORK BRIHQS TWO Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. William Davine at Hal lock, Minn., Thursday of last week. Mrs. Davine was formerly Miss Min nie Olson, teacher in the Junior high, school here two years ago. .a 1 1 1 i f i i- 4 -s* ^/#i?^iJawC's"