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VOLUME XV. NO. 227.
I' *X itii&w vg&'WtL 7 'ffy tFT'^aWj *3r a" pr*z*F^^f*pf'r r-''^f^f\riaiiff&%rF< OIDJI GAS CO. STARTS MAKING GAS PLANT AND rSYSTEMCOJWPLETE Six Miles of Pipe On Principal Streets Property Owners Are Quick to Connect. FIRST WORK STRAIGHTENING OUT MINOR SERVICE DEFECTS Experts in Charge of System New Project Adds to Municipal Advantage of Bemidji. Today marked an epoch in the 'progress of Bemidji, for this after noon the Bemidji Gas company start ed to make gas, adding to Bemidji's public utilities a gas system. I The completion of the plant comes 'after practically a year of work. It iwaB commenced last year but stopped .when the cold weather set in. Work was recommenced last May and push ~ed to completion, over six miles of (gas pipe being laid throughout the Heity. S The start in making gas this after jnoon will not mean that right off the reel everything will be in full working order. It will mean that 'there will be several unforseen mat ters which will have to be adjusted in the test before all will be as the company desires and should be. But all adjustments will be made as rap idly as discovered and as soon as pos sible the hitches being such as are in |U plants of similar nature. Experts in Charge. D. A. Frerichs is the superintend ent. He has been in charge of the installation of the plant from its in 'vpaptlnn ..-A... F..rAUard of Newark, "^TVl J., an expert In gas plants and systems, has been brought to Bemidji 'to be with the new company and has moved his family here. William Nelson of Crookston, an expert gas maker, is also, an addition to Be midji, having moved here to take a position with the new gas company. Besides these gentlemen there will be helpers employed at the plant and on the lines. Plant is Modern. PETITIONS TO OUST TRAITORS WILL COME UP TOMORROW (By United Press) Washington, Oct. 1.The senate committee on privileges and elections is to meet Tuesday to take up the petitions to oust LaFollette and others. ARGENTINE HEAD SAYS CUUNTRY IS NEUTRAL (By United Press) Buenos Ayres, Oct. 1.President Irrogoyen will firmly adhere to his course of neutrality for Argentine and insists Argentine cannot be drag ged into the war by the United States. The strike still ties up every thing. FIRST H. S. FOOTBALL GAME NEXT SATURDAY The Bemidji high school football team will open the season Saturday with a game with the Fosston war "Mors that beat Crookston last Fri day to the tune of 18 to 6. The game will be staged at 3 o'clock Sat urday afternoon on the Bemidji base ball grounds. The game will undoubtedly create much interest from local football fans as the team under Coach Died rich should demonstrate some real football next Saturday. Saturday will be the first time that Bemidji will have had the opportunity to see a team turned out solely by that U. of M. veteran. To add to the already large squad candidates that are trying out w* the team, two new men, Richard Cota and Charles McPougal, will be out in uniform tonight. This afternoon's practice will con sist of a long signal drill and stiff scrimmage will ge held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to put the boys in good shape for Saturday. \Z xi_ The plant is located along the Soo railroad, near the stockyards, and JfTas erected specially for the new gas ^-^system with all the latest equipment lor the manufacture of gas. The people of Bemidji have taken kindly to the new gas system and property owners were quick to recog nize its advantages, connecting their homes and property holdings, adding another valuable improvement. *'?r'ffi SINCLAIR HOOKED IN MANY CONVICTIONS ON CRIMINAL CALENDAR OF DISTRICT COURT District court has adjourned until October 30 for the trial of the Na tional Elevator Co. against the Great Northern railroad. A new jury will be summoned and at that time the balance of the calendar will be com pleted. The term just closed was notable ifoi^lWverintftar-cfceTr*^ success of County Attorney Torrance in securing convictions. Several liquor cases were sched uled, five of them being for conduct ing unlicensed drinking places.. Ev ery one entered pleas of guilty. Five were charged with selling without a license and all five pleaded guilty. There were two cases of assault in the third degree under indictments and both entered pleas of guilty. Four were charged with robbery. All were tried, one was found not guilty and the other three were found guilty. The sabotage case of Jess Dun ning, I. W. W. official, was tried and Dunning also found guilty by the jury. The civil calendar was light, only three jury cases being tried. Several court cases were set for trial in cham bers on notice. BEMIDJI FOOD PRICE DATA BEING COMPILED BY COMMERCIAL CLUB The Commercial club, with the aid of the domestic science department of the high school, is furnishing the United States food department with the prices of staple food commodi ties as charged by Bemidji dealers. The first report forwarded was for the week ending Saturday, Septem ber 30. Lieut. Earle Barker has forwarded to the Commercial club, with his compliments and good wishes, pic tures of the battleship Massachusetts and crew. These pictures are being framed and will be hung on the walls of the quarters. The club is also indebted to N. L. Hakkerup for pictures of Third street taken in 1895 and 1897. These pictures tell a story of Bemidji's de velopment that speak louder than words. Letters continue coming by every mail sound the praises of Birchmont as a summer resort and emphasizing the necessity of improving the roads approaching the resort. PERU SEIZES GERMAN SHIPS GETTING READY TO FLEE INTERNMENT (By United Press) Lima, Peru, Oct. 1.Callao bay is practically on a war basis. The port is guarded by several Peruvian war ships. All German warships in port are held by Peruvian cailors and sol diers and the crews taken ashore. Government action was taken when it was learned the interned vessels were planning to escape. -&> Jfa Photo by American Press Association. One of the chief lessons our troops abroad are receiving is how to protect themselves against gas attacks. Here are a group of our men undergoing the gas treatment at their camp in England. *Pknmo** INfXMlNUT- MECHANIC- AND GARAGt- HEEtf This personage will play an important part in the Pioneer daily. He is one of the most expert mechanics in the gar age business in Beltrami county. SecondLiberty Loan Opened By McAdoo (By United Press) Cleveland, Oct. 1.Secretary Mc Adoo of the treasury department launched the second Liberty Loan today by assailing those well mean ing but misguided people who talk inopportunely of peace." NfrT YESTERDAY'S NEWS, BUT TODAY'S NEWS T0DAY--BY THE GREAJ UNITED PRESS BEMIDJI DAILY P^EER BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 1. 1917. OUR MEN ABROAD LEARN TO USE GAS MASKS ^rr*^ Now Staff JAPANESE POLICY OF 'OPEN DOOR* IN CHINA IMPORTANT TO U. S.esters. (By United Press) Washington, Oct. l.Official Wash ington regards the pledge of Vis count Ishii, head of the Japanese mission, for the "open door" in China as the most important utterance from the standpoint of American foreign relations made by representatives of the allied countries visiting Amer ica It is believed this statement has removed the most sinister instrument of the jingoist who has been advo cating the menace of Japanese hos tility. LONDON VOICES PROTEST (By United Press) London, Oct. 1.There is a vig orous demand for more defensor against the air raids of the Ger mans. ^0*" V~^^Vi. COMPANY E SOLDIERS EXPRESS APPRECIATION OF BEMIDJI CITIZENS A few days ago the Pioneer" announced that on October 1 it would add eight more per sons to its staff to aid in fur thering the interests and ad vancement of the paper. To day is October 1 and the Pio neer introduces the first of the new additions to its force. It will introduce the others daily the rest of this week. The Pio neer takes great pleasure in presenting to its readers r^*iwrw-**^-v~~(h-- tbe^tonter- expressing- appreciation When the first quota from Bel trami county boarded the train to report to Camp Dodge in the first draft call to the colors, Morris Kap lan placed aboard the car which held the Bemidji boys several cases of fruit. That is was appreciated is evident from a letter received by It is as follows: Co. E, 352 Infantry, Camp Dodge, Iowa, Sept. 27-17. Editor Pioneer: Dear Sir: The boys of Company E, 352d infantry, wish to thank Morris Kaplan for his kindness in pre (.iting with so much deli- cto''5 fruit. It certainly was good as i few doj sandwiches was all wc Ind to eat our 30-hour trip.d We nil 1 t''!jn \'T fine here an we are advancing in rank. We also wish to thank the Pio neer and the people of Bemidji for their kindness and hope they won't forget the boys at Camp Dodge. (Signed) A. DANNENBERG, D. WHITMAN, A. GRATTON, A. KLEIN. COAST GUARD PATROL SHIP SUNK BY UNKNOWN VESSEL (By United Press) Washington, Oct. 1 A coast guard vessel has been rammed and sunk off an American port by an un known vessel. The accident occur red early today. The work of rais ing the sunken vessel is to begin at once. Every effort is being made to ascertain the identity of the ship which crashed Into the patrol boat. There were no casualties, although the patrol boat carried about 125 men. BLOW TO THE TURKS (By United Press) London, Oct. 1.The most telling blow to the Turkish morale since the capture of Bagdad is the official view of General Maude's Mesopo-" tamian success, occupying Mushad Ridge after two days' fighting. TENTH ENGINEERS IN FRANCE, SAYS LETTER Word was received by Miss Ruby Case this morning to the effect that the Tenth Engineers' contingent, of which about 60 Bemidji and Bel trami county boys are a part, has arrived safe in France. Miss Case has a brother, Sherill, with the for- BLACKDUCK H. S. LADS HAVE HEAVY ELEVEN That the Bemidji high school foot ball team will find a strong adver sary in the jHackduck team when the teams meet the latter part of the season, was demonstrated in tbte game Saturday between Blackduck and International Falls in which the former beat the Border City lads byi a score of 44 to 4 The four points made by the International Falls team were made on safeties, they be ing unable at any time to cross their well protected opponents' goal line. Blackduck has a fairly heavy team this year and is developing a lot of football science. io., I.W.W.GetTip of Raid Flee FromtheLaw (By United Press) Chicago, Oct. 1.Over 100 mem bers of the I. W. W indicted, es caped when the federal raids wore made. It is believed the men were "tipped off." 32 HOMES DESTROYED (By United Press) Washington, Oct. 1.Thirty-two houses were destroyed on an island on which Fort Gaines, Georgia, is lo cated. A score of small craft were sunk in the hurricane Friday. No lives were lost. The report was made today. IT MD RURAL ROUTE FORMALLY OPENED Bemidji's new rural route, tJte third, running southeast of the city, waB formally opened today and a carrier went over the route for the first time. The route is 31 miles long. The carrier who made the in itial trip was Carl Opsata. He will hold the route until a regular car rier can be obtained Postmaster Ritchie was notified today that the Bemidji postoffice has been designated as the district ac counting agency for Beltrami county This means that the 52 posioffices in the county, aside the Bemidji of fice, must purchase all supplies from the Bemidji office and make ac counting of their business to the Be midji office. This is a most import ant move on the part of the govern ment for Bemidji. MRS. NEWTON MEETS THREE BEARS ALONE ON COUNTRY ROAD Bears are at large in the vicinity of Bemidji, three being encountered by Mrs. W. H. Newton last night while she was alone, driving from the Newton farm, twelve miles south west of Bemidji. Mrs. Newton had been to the farm and had started home late in the af ternoon. She had proceeded only a short distance when the horse, which, fortunately, is well broken, shied to one side of the road Just at that moment two bears made a dash across the road in front of the horse and when the animal jumped to one side the tugs were broken. Mrs. Newton alighted to lead the horse to the road and was holding the reins when another bear zipped across the road and rammed into the reins, breaking them. Mrs. Newton says one of the bears was a large one, while the other two were smaller. This would confirm the report of farmers in that vicinity that a mother and two cubs have been seen in that locality and no doubt the cubs are the ones seen only considerably grown. They made no attempt to attack Mrs Newton, but it was 9 o'clock before she arrived home. NEW YORK SENATOR WOULD EXPEL THREE TERMS THEM ENEMIES (By United Press) Washington, Oct. 1.The impeach ment of LaFollette, Gronna and Stone is demanded in a petition pre sented in the senate today uy Sena tor Wadsworth of New York. He asked their removal as enemies of the United States. I.W.W. AGITATORU UNDER ARREST BY FEDERALOFFICIALS HASPOLICERECORD _j b. -JtX St. Paul, Sept. 30, 1917. Sheriff, Bemidji, Minn. Please arrest and hold for this office Archie Sinclair, believed to have been a witness in the Dunning case tried this week in district court. Wire when apprehended. CAMPBELL, Special Agent, Department of Justice. The above is an exact copy of the telegram received Saturday evening by Sheriff Andrew Johnson from the Department of Justice in St. Paul. The government was right in its be lief that Sinclair had attended the Dunning trial and the Beltrami county officials lost no time in lay ing their hands on the man. Sin clair was found and arrested in the New Home cafe at 7:30 o'clock Sat urday evening by Deputy Sheriff George Denley. Sinclair Is an I. W. W. agitator and at one tirao was the secretary of the local branch of I. W. W., suc ceeding Nils Madison. Dunning suc ceeded Sinclair when the latter was "promoted." He has a police record. The feodrai dragnet, Tnthe I. Wy. W. investigation, which bagged Sin clair in Bemidji, has been spread tnroughout northern Minnesota. It also reached Duluth and St. Louis county Saturday when federal Offi cials armed with warrants made two arrests. Those held are: Fred Jaakkola, editor the Duluth Industrialist. Charles Jacobson of Virginia, sec retary of the range branch of I. W. W. orAnization. They are B$ld without bail pend ing the arrival of officials from Chi cago. "I have not seen the Indictments," said John Kenney, attorney for the department of Justice," and can not state the charges against the men." Duluthian Arrested. Fred Jaakkola was arrested at his home, 515 Lake avenue north, by Special Agent M. J. Murray of the department of justice and Sergeant Roberg, police He was placed in a cell in the city jail and is held without bail. The warrant for his arrest was issued in Chicago and sent to the United States district attorney at St. Paul, and from there to the federal authorities at Duluth. Armed with the warrant for Jaakkola's arrest, the officers went to the Jaakkola home where they apprehended him. Ranee Man Nabbed. Charles Jacobson, former secre tary of the range branch of thte I W W. with headquarters at Vir ginia, was arrested Saturday after noon, on blanket indictment. Jacobson is now In the county Jail at Verglnia, held at the direction of the department of justice until fur ther notice No specific charge has been made save his connection with the I W. W., was the statement made Saturday night by Deputy Sheriff Fred G. Witte. He was taken in charge immediately upon the arrival of warrants, arrest being made by the Virginia police. Other Warrants Out. Search is now being made for other members of the organization, there being a number of warrants out for men who thus far have escaped. The warrants reached Virginia Saturday through Agent John T. Kenny of the department of Justice. The dragnet was immediately sejt but Jacobson was the only one ap prehended. "He offered no resist ance when arrested, in fact stated that he expected as much," Witte said. "He will be held at the direc tion of the federal authorities and will be turned over to them at their demand." Jacobson is well known to Bemidji for his I. W. W. activities. He has been here several times in the in terests of the enemies of the govern ment. BRANDIES WILL HELP HOUSE (By United Press) Washington, Oct. 1. Justice Brandies of the United States su preme court will assist Colonel House gather data for use in the peace set tlement after the war. It is believed this means these two will be at the peace table. 4 'ifc^esiA*'4^ J- *& i 1 J.' Jc