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TWENTY MILLION ACRES UNSEHLED LAND FOR SHEEP INDUSTRY, PLAN Meeting at Bemidji October 8 and 9 Part of State W|de Devel opment Project. NORTHERN MINNESOTA ASS'N. INSTIGATOR OF MOVEMENT Proposed to Utilize Wild Lands in This Part of State Would Attract Settlers. The meeting scheduled for Be midji on October 8 and 9 for the purpose of interesting the farmers and land owners of Northern Minne sota in the sheep and wool industry, promises to turn out to be a part of a huge plan to embrace the en tire state. At a conference of land men held in Minneapolis plans for forming a state-wide association to develop 20,- 000,000 acres of unsettled land in Northern Minnesota were discussed. It is proposed that the association develop wild land in the northern part of the state by inducing men interested in the sheep industry to come to the state. The conference was called as a iS result of a proposal made recently -1 by the Northern Minnesota Develop ment association to offer free of I "charge waste land in Minnesota for sheep raising. Funds for the promotion of the as sociation, it is proposed, will be se cured by assessment based on the ascreage of land that members hold. Under the present plan member ship will be open to all persons that are interested in bringing more peo ple to the state. I. W.,W. TO CANADA Washington, Sept. 28.With in dictments expected daily from the Chicago federal grand jury's inves tigation into I. -W. W. activities a great exodus of I. W. W. members is reported from the Northwest in to Canada. LIS. SHIP YARD STRIKE AGAIN IN CONFUSION (By United Press) San Francisco, Sept. 28.All plans Tor ending the shipbuilding strike have been thrown into confusion by the announcement today that the boilermakers had voted to refuse to abide by the decision of the other unions in the iron trades council. The other strikers are back at work. t! MEXICO MAY BREAK OFF WITH GERMANY El Paso, Tex., Sept. 28.A pre diction that Mexico will follow Ar gentina, Peru, Uruguay and Para guay by breaking off relations with Germany was made here by an Am erican who has large interests in Mexico, but who declined to permit his name to be used. Concerted Action Urged. Buenos Aires, Sept. 28.It is un derstood President Irigoyen is at tempting to organize concerted ac- A. tion by the Latin-American nations /*./vlooking to a break with Germany by all the republic of South America. RUSSIAN DESTROYER SENT TO THE BOTTOM (By United Press) Petrograd, Sept. 28.The Russian destroyer Okitja may have been mined. She was sunk with the loss of all on board except the eleven offi cers use ^Second Liberty Loan Will Be Launched Next Monday Washington, Sept 28 Secretary McAdoo has announced the details of the second Liberty Loan, which will be offered to the public October 1. The chief features are: Amount, $3,000,000,000 or more, excess not to exceed one-half of amount of over-subscription. Tterms of bonds, maturity 25 years: redeemable at the option of the secretary of the treasury in 10 years. Denomination of bonds, $50 and multiples of $50. Interest rate, 4 per cent, payaWe semi-annually on November 15 and May 15. BEMIDJI DAILY VOLUME XV. WO. 225. BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 28. 1917. Austrians To Force Peace Tired of WartorALaFollette (By United Press) Zurich, Sept. 28.Austrian liber als are determined to force peace pro posals to a definite and formal plan, according to information here to day. In a resolution introduced in the Austrian Reischtrath the liber als demand the quickest possible way to bring the war to an end. HUNDRED MECHANICS ARE UNMR ARREST IN FEDERAL DRAGNET New York, Sept. 28.Plans to wreck machinery in munition mak ing shops in America at the bidding of German agents in Europe, are be lieved by the police to have oeei de feated through the arrests of about 100 Germans and German sympathiz ers in raids, which have begun here and are being continued. Nearly all the men arrested arc mechanics A number are employed in munitions plants and on navy con tracts. In the possession of some were found quantities of carbonun dum itn pulverized forma chemical destroy delicate machinery The men knew one another, had held various meetings at which police and navy department agents were present unknown to them, and had been un der surveillance for many months, ac cording to the police. DUNNINGMY STILL OUT AT O'CLOCK OUT SINCE YESTERDAY At 3 o'clock this afternoon the jury which has the fate of Jess Dun ning under deliberation, had not re ported. They went out at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. This is the case where Dunning, former I. W. W. secretary of the Be midji branch, was tried for advocat ing sabotage and having literature advocating the same in I. W W. headquarters He is one of the bunch run out of the city by a crowd of citizens. MOVIES OF INDIANS Minneapolis, Sept. 28.Motion pictures will be made of Indians har vesting wild rice at Rice lake, mid way between Bemidji and Mahnomen and added to the collection of edu cational films owned by the state game and fish department, Commis sioner Avery has announced. Terms of bonds, maturity 25 application, 18 per cent November 15, 40 per cent December 14, and 40 per cent January 15, 1918 The privilege of converting bonds of this issue into bonds of any suc ceeding issue bearing a higher in terest rate than 4 per cent during the period of the war is extended, and through an arrangement under which bonds will be printed with only four coupon instead of fifty (to be exchanged at the end of two years for the bonds containing the full number of coupons), deliveries will be prompt. In this manner the is sue of interim certificates will be avoided. KNEE TAPPING TESTS NERVES OF SOLDIERS NO YESTERDAY' S NEWS BU TODAY' S NEW S TODAY-B TH E GREA UNITE PRESS Photo by American Press Association. With his legs crossed a soldier's knee is tapped by a rubber mallet, and if tljere is uo peit-epuble involuutary movement of the lower part of the leg it indicates a nerve nitiietion ST. PAUL NEWSPAPERS WELCOME TOWNLEY'S $250,000 LIBEL SUIT C. Townley, head of the Non partisan League, who secured Sena of Wisconsin to speak at the so-called "business" meeting in St. Paul, when LaFollette made his stellar I. W. W. address attack ing the government, will have to prove that he is worth $250,000, the sum he has asked of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press for in jury to his reputation, for the fol lowing is the reply of the newspapers to Townley's threat: Mr. Townley makes the crown ing mistake of his career if he supposes that by a threat of any najture he oan throttle these newspapers or swerve them a hair's breadth in the discharge of the public duty so imperative in this hour of national stress and struggle. The threat im plied in his demand is accepted for all that it could signify. The Dispatch and Pioneer Press will welcome Mr. Town ley to a court of justice. The issue will be that of loyalty and patriotism. These newspapers join that issue with Mr. Town ley and will rejoice to submit it to a jury of Americans. And the socner the better. MILL EMPLOYE KILLED BY SHAFTING DIES ON WAY TO THE HOSPITAL Probably caught in a shafting, which he was oiling, Lars Johnson was found fatally injured about 7:30 o'clock this morning in Mill No. 2 of the Crookston Lumber company, a cry attracting other employes. He was rushed to the hospital but died on the way. No one saw the mishap. Just how it happened is not known. Johnson was not mutilated, his head being badly bruised The victim of the accident was about 35 years old and had been in the employ of the company for the past several years. His home was at Longville where he has a wife and family. They have been notified BEMIDJI TEACHERS TO HELP CONSERVE FOOD St Paul, Sept. 28 C Schulz, state superintendent of education, has announced plans for a series of conferences of home training teach ers in Minnesota schools as a first step in bringing the schools info co operation in the general wartime movement for food conservation un der the direction of Herbert C. Hoo ver, federal food commissioner. Arrangements are being made jointly, he said, by the department of agriculture at the University of Minnesota and the state department of education, and it is expected 250 teachers of home economics will prof it by teachings of instructors from the school of agriculture relating to food conservation District conferences have been ar ranged in scattered towns on the fol lowing dates: Sept. 28-29, St. Cloud and Virginia Oct. 5-6, Granite Falls, Pipestone and Mankato Oct. 12-13, Winona, Austin and St. Paul Oct. 19-20, Bemidji, Crookston and Bfeckenridge. U.S.Battleship Ashore Name Not Given Out (By United Press) An Atlantic port, Sept. 28A United States battleship is ashore on the Atlantic coast, according to an nouncement ot naval authorities to day. The name of the ship is with held for military reasons There is no danger. Naval vessels are stand ing 6,800,000 MEN, IS **MM AN MATERIAL LEFT FOR GERMANY (By United Press) With the French armies. Sept 28 Germany today has 6,800,000 men as "human material" with which to enforce her demand for "a place in the sun This is the "man power" that remains out of the total 14,- 000,000 men who have figured on the military lists and passed through the hands of Germany's arbiters Approximately 5,500,000 men are at the front and (500,000 reserve The remaining 700,000 are bo\ soldiers which constitute the onlv resources of human material upon which Ger manv can draw Those must fill up the losses totaling 70,000 or more monthly FRIEND OF THE KAISER ASKS $50,000 FROM MINNESOTA CITIZEN Kenyon, Minn., Sept. 28.L. W. Martin, Nonpartisan league organ izer in Goodhue county, who dis creetly left Kenyon as loyal citizens were preparing tar and feathers for him Monday, wants $50,000 from Dr. A. Gates, as a result of his ejec tion from a barber shop here. He charges assault James Manahan, counsel for A. C. Townley, ia his attorney and filed the complaint in the suit PEACE INFORMATION BUREAU ESTABLISHED (By United Press) Washington, Sept 28 The Am erican government has established a peace information bureau with Colonel E. House heading it, the state department declares It has absolutely no connection with any peace negotiations now stated. House is to collect historical, com mercial and geographical material as England and France have been doing for the past three years to have all facts for the peace conference CHIPPEWAS GET ANNUITY SOON AFTER OCTOBER I Washington, Sept 28Represen tative Halvor Steenerson of Minne sota has been informed by the Bu reau of Indian Affairs, Department of Interior, that the Chippewa In dians will be given $18 per capita annuity as soon after October 1 as the payments can be made. About 9,000 Minnesota Indians will par ticipate in the dividend. ^v^' I, ^f Roosevelt In St. Paul Big Crowd Out (By Uiiited Press) Red Wing, Sept. 2 8."We are in this war to win. This is no time for fifty-fifty business. There is only one way we can know victory will be achieved and that is to fight, fight and then fight," declared Theodore Roosevelt here today on his way to St Paul Ho spoke from the rear of the train and 2,000 heard him in a big demonstration Arrives at St. Paul. St. Paul, Sept 28 Thousands welcomed Roosevelt here today at the station A big crowd will hear him speak HOUSE WON'T PROBE CHARGES BY HEFLIN (By United Press) Washington, Sept. 28.The house rules committee today voted to sup press inquiry into the use of German funds to influence, contribute or sift the truth ot Congressman Heflin's charges against loy*l*y c* .certain members The backers of the reso lution for inquiries said they would take the fight to the house floor Norton Shakes Heflin. Wa^'unt'ton, Sent 28 Congress man Heflin of Alabama and Con gressman Norton of North Dakota en "Tfted in a personal encounter today Norton strode over to Heflin's seat and seized him oy tlie shoulders and shook him when Heflin objected to Norton's request to discuss the probe question Colleagues sepamled both men and they left the floor. (I' Unitei: Press) Washington, Sept 28Represen tative Heflin of Alabama late todaj withdrew his charges against the in tegrity of certain congressmen The chairman on the rules committee re ported Heflin had disavowed the statements he made in the heat of moment to the committee BENNETT BEATS MITCHEL IN RACE FOR THE MAYORALTY New York, Sept 2S William Bennett gained 285 votes and took the lead from Mayor Mitchel in the contest for the Republican mayoralty nomination when the investigation of the votes in faur assembly districts was completed Mr. Bennett is now 314 votes ahead. NEXT DRAFT CALL IS UNCERTAIN, SHERIFF Just when the next call for draft ed men will be received by Sheriff Johnson Is a matter of conjecture It may be within a few days and it may be several days. "Haven't heard a word yet when the next call will be made," said th* sheriff "I have heard that the drafted men will bo given a chance to enlist directly, but we haven't re ceived any notice to that effect The Clearwater county fair held at Bagley the past three days was well attended in spite of the wet weather and adverse conditions gen erally. The ball game between Fosston and Red Lake yesterday was the feature attraction of the day, Red Lake taking the long end by a score of 4 to 0. The pitching of Joe Graves was without question the best exhibition he has given this season, holding the heavy hitting Fosston team down to five hits and a clean shutout. Be- ^'^^^'f^,5^SW^f^^ THE ISSUE BREAKS SILENCE TO SMOKE OUT OPPOSITION GERMANS LOSE HEAVILY (By United Press) (By United Press) London, Sept 28 Chancellor London, Sept 2SGerman conn- Michaelis will discuss Alsace-Lor- ter attacks continue with bitter des- raine before the main reichstag com- peration. General Haig reported to-|mittec tomorrow, it is reported to- day All were repulsed. day Red LakeWields Brush On Fosston4to o, Bagley Fair I have gained the animosity of Mr. Caswell and some of his friends because I have refused to surrender the power of ap pointment entrusted to me by the people of this state.Gov ernor J. A. A. Burnquist. Minneapolis, Sept. 28.Governor Burnquist made tfre foregoing state ment in response to a number of in quiries that had been made to him relative to the opposition of him of I. A. Caswell, clerk of the Minnesota supreme court. Mr. Caswell, when shown the gov ernor's statement, made this reply: "The governor has never had any communication with me on any mat ter since last January. He never mentioned the matter of national committeeship in his life." Favors Carpenter for Chairman. Governor Burnqulst's relerence to Mr. Caswell was made in connec tion with the governor's announce ment that he was in favor of the selection of Fred Carpenter of Minneapolis to the Minnesota va cancy on the Republican national committee, caused by the death of the late Chester A. Songdon of Du luth. "I understand," said the gov ernor, "that all the Minnesota Re publican factions are united on the selection of Mr. Carpenter, and un der the circumstances I believe it onlv right that the place should go to that city and that Mr. Carpenter should he recommended Governor Burnquist's challenge to I. A. Caswell, clerk of the Minnesota supreme court, is accepted in politi cal circles as notice that the days of political trench warfare at the state ^apUol are over and tha,t the fighting hereafter* will Tae -conducted without flie use of camouflage Governor's Backbone All Rijrht. Friends of the governor at the capitol and throughout the state have Known fr a long time that he has been worKing under the handi cap ot opposition, either secret or open, of a number ot state officials and employes who have been seek ing in various and devious ways to defeat the siiceesslnl carrying out of I lie governor's policies The gover nor has so persistently refused to lecognizo the activities of these po litical enemies that the impression has been created in many quarters that he was unable to cope with tin in, that lie lacked the backbone. It is explained that he sought to evade an open rupture with any other state olficials, tooling that so long as he was doing his duty as lie saw it the public would not be misled by the activities of his enterprising opponents Words Prophetic. Recent developments, however, have made It plain, in the opinion of the governor and his personal friends, that a thoroughly planned campaign of opposition to him has been launched, with the hope of de feating him for renomfnation next year and placing the Republican or ganization of the state in hands hos tile to him. Convinced of the exist ence of this organized opposition which has been manifested in many ways and from many sources, the governor has decided to force the fight into the open and let the voters of the state decide between him and his opponents The governor's few well chosen words addressed to Mr. Caswell may be considered the first gun in the skirmish for the guberna torial nomination next year MICHAELS TO SPEAK ON ALSACE TOMORROW hind him was errorless team work and at no stage of the game did they waver. The Fosston team was crippled, owing to the fact that three of their number answered the call to the flag, but they also gave a splendid ac count of themselves as the score will show. The exhibits at the arts building, although not as large as last year, were exceptionally good. The stock show, of which this county is a lead er, was not up to last year's stand ard, owing to the inclement weather.