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VOLUME XV. NO. 225.
SHEEP RAISING IN NORTHMINNESOTA TO BE BOOSTED AT MEETINGHERE Convention of Wool Growers and Those Interested in Sheep to Be Held October 8-9. PLAN TO UTILIZE THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF UNUSED LAND Railroads, Bankers and Land Men Aha Interested Committee is Named by the C. C. Bemidji will be the scene of a con vention of wool growers and others interested in sheep raising October 8 and 9, a committee from the Com mercial club last night deciding up on the dates. The convention is for northern Minnesota and its object is the pro moition of the sheep industry in this part of the state. This will include the farmer, the western rancher, rail roads, land men and bankers. Quite recently this movement was inaugurated. Northern Minnesota has thousands of acres of unused land which are ideal for sheep rais ing and it is hoped to make Minne sota one of the greatest sheep raising states in the union. Speakers of prominence will be here the day of the convention and the plans laid out for the informa tion of all interested. The committee from the Commer cial club in charge of the convention consists of Bueford M. Gile, high school agriculturist G. W. Harn well, president of the Commercial club Mayor Vandersluis, J. J. Op sahl and A. G. Wedge. DENIED BY VATICAN Rome, Sept. 27.The Vatican de nies a report that Pope Benedict in tends to make proposals for peace ne gotiations involving mediation by King Alfonso of Spain. NERMAfPEACE NO INTEREST TO BULGARS MERELY BUSINESS WAR (By United Press) Washington, Sept. 27.Bulgarian Minister Panatertoff declares Bulga is not interested in the kaiser's 'lttel Europea" dream. He den glared Bulgaria had attained her sole ends for which she entered the war and is ready to quit providing she can keep the territory which by lan guage and nationality and historic right belongs to her. The minister also said Bulgaria would have preferred to fight on the side of the allies but Germany made a more acceptable business proposi tion. SOUNDS LIKE STOCK COMPANY DRAMA (By United Press) Amsterdam. Sept 27."He who attempts to drive a wedge between the kaiser and his people bites on granite," declared President Kaempf at the opening of the German reich stag. AN FRANCISCO CAR STRIKE SETTLED- 25.000 AFFECTED San Francisco, Sept. 27.The strike of 25,000 iron workers and other mechanics in the San Fran cisco bay region was settled at a meeting of the Iron Trades Council here, according to an official state ment issued by the council. The strike has tide up work for ten days one-eighth of the government's ship building contracts. The Clark Pole & Tie company of Bemidji was also the successful bid der for the cedar sold at the big gov ernment timber sale at the Red Lake Indian agency yesterday, the Clark company being the purchaser of all the timber offered for sale, which in cluded approximately 80.000.0C0 feet of white and Norway pine, besides he edar. amount involved is around 250,000 and is one of the largest tales ever held in Minnesota. Asked what he intended to do with it, M. Clark, president of the Clark Pole & Tie company, replied, "We'll take care of it all right." Clark Also Secures Cedar Offered By Government On Red Lake Indian Agency BEMIDJI DAILY BEMIDJI SAILOR TELLS PARENTS ALL ABOUT BOYS ON THE KANSAS Just about the most interesting family gathering ever held in Be midji was that last evening at the Commercial club when Leigh Hen drixon, on leave from the battleship Kansas was "at home" to about 50, including mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends of the members of the Bemidji naval militia now on the Kansas. The affair was arranged by Sec retary Lameon of the lub, .prompted by' many- SaBs Wotff mothers asking Hendrixon with reference to their boys, and today there is much less anxiety on the part of several over how "the boy" is getting along. "Moose" isn't much on the recep tion business but the affair last eve ning was just like a gathering of his Bemidji shipmates and their parents and he told his visitors all about the boys, what they were doing, how they fared and their life in general and what he had to say was listened to eagerly and with general relief. PROPOSED RATE INCREASE SUSPENDED UNTIL JANUARY 29 (By United Press) Washington, Sept. 27.The Inter state Commerce Commission has sus pended until January 29, 1918, the operation of the proposed rate in creases for transportation of carloads of grain, grain products and by products between points east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio riv ers and from St. Paul, Chicago and nearby points to eastern destinations. The proposed increases averaged about 3 to 5 cents per hundred pounds. RED CROSS BENEFIT The musical play "A Joke on the Toy Maker," given by the junior stu dents of St. Cecelia's studio was such a pronounced success that Sis ter Dorothy has consented to put on another performance for the benefit of the localRed Cross. This will be a matinee, Saturday, Sept. 29, at 4 o'clock in St. Philip's hall. All the children as well as grownups are urged to attend the enjoy this excel lent entertainment. WELL. WE SHALL SEE Washington, Sept. 27.The food administration is to recommend a re duction in bread prices, Hoover an nounced today. While he is helpless to force lower prices he believes his recommendations will assure cheaper loaves. In speaking of the sale and its conduct, Mr. Clark paid a high com pliment to Superintendent Dickens of the Red Lake agency, who con ducted the sale, and the government: "You hear a lot of talk on the outside about government timber sales being crooked and all that sort of rot but I want to say there isn't the slightest excuse for any such statements. A person couldn't have conducted his own personal business with any more fairness and business ability than that of yesterday by Mr. Dickens Every bidder was present when the bids were opened and all took the figures and could do his own figuring." Sorrow so deep and so poignant that it cannot be concealed i* depicted'in boy march away to wnr. The heart of his sister also is heavy ns she \iatcht-s regiment as it starts to the camp where it will be trained foK service in France, 'but they are bearing up bravely and holding in their emotion as best they can light for their country will not see their sorrow. NO YESTERDAY S NEWS BU TODAY' S NEW S TODAY-B TH E GREA UNITE PRESS BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 27.1917. MOTHERS' HEARTS Miic HEAVY AS THEIR Buio LEAVE FOR CAMP MHlicATBAlR^AafS ATTACKED ESCAPE WHILE BULLETS RAIN (By United Press) American Army Headquarters, France, Sept. 27.Amtrican army engineers sleeping in their barracks were under airmen fire last night but were unharmed. They took ref uge in dugouts while machine gun bullets riddled the barracks roof. It was the first time the Americans had been a target for German airmen. HELFIN SUSPICIOUS OF L'FOLLETTE AND OTHERS IN CONGRESS (By United Press) Washington, Sept. 27.Represen- tative Heflin today demanded the im mediate appointment of a house com mittee before which he can denounce members of congress whom he be lieves have acted disloyal. In his speech, he mentioned La Follette, Representative Britten and Representative Mason of Illinois, Baer of North Dakota asking for the investigation so he could ascertain if any connection was between their conduct and the Bernetorfl slush fund. CLASS INITIATION AT ODD FELLOWS HALL Friday evening at the Odd Fel lows hall a class of candidates will be initiated and all members are urged to be in attendance. Several outside lodges have been invited and a large visiting delegation Is looked for. This is the first class of several to be taken in this fall and the officers are particularly anxious to have the attendance above the average. LICENSE PLAN INDORSED Washington, Sept 27 Reresenta tive produce men of the country meeting here with the food admin istration, were unanimous in their approval of the Federal license plan for their industry and named a spe cial committee to work out the plans with Director Haskell of the dairy products division of the administra tion. Commercial ClubWill Aid PishCommissiontoLaunch Red Lake Fishing Project Nearly fifty business and profes sional men dined at the Commercial club luncheon Wednesday noon, after which a regular business session of the club was held. Leigh (Moose) Hendrixon, who is here on a furlough from the battle ahip^JKaosaa, .jrnm present-aM, itoM. some interesting tales of sea man life. "Everyone of the boys are anxious to set foot on foreign soil," said Mr. Hendrixon, "and if the boys knew that they were within several hun dred miles from the European con- |R|PfWfww^*w(fs*^r9f* matlici's hue as she uutclus l'i hfer biolli go by in the ranks of his JThe mothers of the country are sail, so that their sous who are going to tinent, as they learned later, they would have gone crazy." A report of the Jefferson High way publicity committee was made by Chairman W. .Z Robinson, which was to the effect that several meet ings had been held and that progress wit being made. &Jbr. 0,-M^.Pjrtojer, president of the 9*eltrami County Public Safety com mission, presented a resolution which was in effect that the Commercial club go on record to co-operate with the state game and fish commission in launching the project of commer cialized fishing on Red Lake. The resolution was unanimously adopted. 91 GERMANS ALIENS CAUGHT IN DRAGNET (By United Press) New York, Sept. 27 Ninety-one Germans were caught in the govern ment's drive against enemy aliens plotting to hamper the war They are interned at Ellis Island MONROE TO "PEN", KIDDTO REFORMATORY When District Judge Stanton pass ed sentence upon Alex Monroe and Harold Kidd yesterday afternoon, for a brutal attack on and robbery of John McGilvery, a scarred veteran of the terrible battle of Verdun on the French front, Kidd was sent to the state reformatory on account of his age, from two to five years, while Monroe went to the state penitentiary for the same indeterm inate sentence. The crime for which both were convicted is punishable by a much heavier penalty. Kldd's age saved him from the "pen He was one of those selected to go with Bel trami county's first draft quota but the next two years will find him in the reformatory. BEMIDJI BOYS WELL SATISFIED WITH CAMP Martin Dunn of the Third Street cafe has received a letter from Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, signed by Dannenberg, Gratton, Klein and Whitman, in which they tell of their arrival with Beltrami county's first draft quota. The letter says the whole camp of 40,000 embryo soldiers is all smiles and that the officers are all fine chaps and everybody feeling fine The let ter also says the men are well fed and that it won't be long until they will be repeating the the famous Civil war slogan "We are coming Father Abraham," only it will be "Father Wilson." Mr Dunn made a present of ci gars to the boys and from the words of appreciation the smokes were greatly enjoyed OUTING PICTURES Pictures taken on the trip of the Outing magazine editor and business manager at Red Lake will be shown in the Pioneer Press of St Paul next Sunday The pictures were taken by J. Blair, of the St. Paul Associa tion. ,^Tt^J3^f^^?''y*'^:'^1^M,''1 H& BERNSTORFFKNEWOF GERMANY'S INTENT TOATTACK NEUTRALS Washington, Sept. 27.Further evidence that Count von Bernstorff, former German ambassador to Wash ington, knew of his government's in tention to inaugurate a campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare prior to his request for money with which to influence congress, is in possession of the state department. Secretary Lansing said that as early as Jan 19, Count von Bernstorff knew of the plan. Answering inquiries, the secretary made this statement: "In view of inquiries which have been made as to to whether Count von Bernstorff knew of the purpose of his government to renew relent less submarine warfare, when he sent his message of Jan. 22, 1917, asking authorization to expend $60,000 I can state that the department of state possessed conclusive evidence that on or before Jan. 19, Count von Bernstorff had received and read the Zimmerman telegram to Minister von Eckhardt in Mexico which contained the following: 'We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the United States of America neutral.' "Count Bernstorff was, therefore, fully advised of the intentions of the imperial government at the time when he asked for authority ot Ber lin to employ funds for an organiza tion to influence congressional action in favor of the continued neutrality of this country." GRAIN MARKET STRENUOUS In speaking of the grain shortage, the Grand Rapids Herald Review says: "Thomas Erwin of Bemidji, who is a frequent visitor in Grand Rapids in the interests of the Erwin. Milling company of St. Cloud, was in Grand Rapids yesterday. Mr. Erwin pays close attention to the grain sit uation and nays that it is the most strenuous in recent years. The oat crop in this immediate section is very good, but in the Dakotas, from which in times past a large amount of the oats used in this section have been secured, the crop in very poor. The corn crop has also been affected throughout the entire state. Old corn has been selling for $2.20 a bushel, which is much in excess of its feed value, and the new corn is selling at about $1.25, according to reports from the large markets. A great deal of corn has been used dur ing the past months for the purpose of making alcohol, which in turn is used in the manufacture of muni tions NORSE SHIPS ARE "SUNK WITHOUT TRACE." BELIEF Stockholm, Sept. 27A published list from the German side of the names of the vessels sunk by sub marines gives reasons to relieve that Norwegian vessels have been the vic tims of the "sink without trace" pol icy, made notorious by von Luxburg. The latest list published at Ham burg contains the names of two of seven Norwegian fishing steamers which failed to return from the Au gust cruise in the Arctic and were supposed to have been lost with all hands in storms. ATTACKS NOT SUCCESS (By United Press) Paris, Sept 27 German troops struck two desperate but unvailing blows on the Chemin des Dames last night, says an official announcement today The first attack centered around Cerny following a terrific bombardment. PRISONERS SICK OF WAR TELL BRITISH TROUBLE BREWING (By United Press) With the British armies, Sept. 27 British troops continue to hold their gains. The whole Ypres sector is ablaze with artillery. Bavarian and Baden troops declared them selves sick of the war when prisoners were captured and questioned. They complained that their losses were higher than those of the Prussians whose battles they are now forced to fight. Other*1 leclared that unless peace comes soon the German commanders will have difficulty in keeping all troops in the fighting. HISTORICAL FORT FIVE CENTS PER MONTI MAKING DESPERATEEFFORT FORPEACE WRONG BRAND FOR U. S. (By United Press) Washington, Sept. 27.Germany is making desperate efforts for peace in fear of America's might next year. Experts say Germany's peace ma neuvers are based upon real intern al desire for peace. Officials are turning a deaf ear to all German peace inasmuch as it contains no suggestion for the elimination of Hohenzollernism. ST. PAUL MAN NAMED TO HEAD COMMITTEE OFLIBERTY BOND SALE St Paul, Sept. 27.C Blgelow of St Paul will head the committee on selling for the Northwest Liberty Loan organization, according to an lannouncenient made by Arthur R. Rogers, general chairman Homer P. Clark of St Paul will be chairman of the publicity commit tee Mr. Bigelow and Mr. Clark and E. Carpenter of Minneapolis were chosen as additional members of the general executive committees Joseph Chapman, Minneapolis, will head a speakers' committee, which will arrange for Liberty Loan ral lies next month in cities of the Northwest. NAVY YARD STRIKERS RETURN PRESIDENT WILL CONFER LATER (By United Press) Washington, Sept. 27.The 3,500 striking navy yard men returned to work today at the Norfolk navy yard The president will confer with the navy department -beads October 2 to smooth out the difficulties. ARGENTINE ARMY IS CALLED TO CHECK RAILROAD STRIKE Buenos Aires, Sept. 27.The en tile Argentine army has been sum moned to duty to aid the govern ment in attempting to re-establish railroad traffic at present held up by a strike. This action was decided on after the strikers failed to accept an offer of government arbitration All trains will be run by the military There are rumors maritial law is about to be declared. I.W.W. OFFICIAL FACES JURY ALLEGED HE ADVOCATEDSABOTAGE District court opened this morning with the calling of the first of the state's witnesses to the stand in the case of the State vs Jess Dunning, former local secretary of the I W W charged with advocating sabo tage. Although some difficulty was experienced in the selection of ju rors, the panel was completed late yesterday afternoon W. L. Dickinson, the first witness called to the stand this morning by the state, testified that he had leased a part of his building to the I W. W. last fall and that Dunning acted for the I. W W at that time. The testimony of Chief of Police Frank Ripple and Patrolman Jack Essler showed how and when the authorities got possession of litera ture and other evidence against Dun ning. O N Skinvick told of purchasing books in the I. W W. headquarters which taught sabotage. At 11 o'clock the state rested and the defense called Dunning to the stand as the first witness. Up to noon Dunnlng's testimony was only such as to show his career in the past. Court was adjourned until 2 o'clock this afternoon when it con vened with Dunning still on the stand Several members of the I. W. W. and sympathizers are present at the trial. GERMANS HURLED BACK (By United Press) London, Sept. 27.Four separate and distinct counter attacks were de livered by the Germans last night but were flung back, General Haig reports today.