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VOLUME XVIII. NO. 44
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JOHNSONNOSES
OUTKAPLANIN
CLOSERUNFOR
MAYORALTY
Vote in Two Precinct* Gives
Him Eighty Majority in
the Balloting
STEIN AND RHEA WERE
UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED
Palmer and Mohler Tied in the
Second Paving Carries
by Big Majority
In a close and hard fought munic
ipal election Tuesday, Mayor L. F.
Johnson nosed out Morris Kaplan by
just eight votes, when every one in
terested practically conceded that
Kaplan had won by a comfortable
majority.
The First and Second wards were
responsible tor Mayor Johnson's re
election, the first giving him a ma
jority of 73 over his opponent. The
second came strong with a majority
of 80. Kaplan got the Third with 38
majority and took the Fourth with 27
and the Fifth with 80. Johnson re
ceived a total vote of 544 in all wards
and Kaplan 536, a majority for John
son of eight.
Many believed that the Fourth'
precinct would go strong for Kaplan,
but it developed into a close race,
Kaplan winning by 27.
City Clerk George Stein was un
opposed and had clear sailing, and
George Rhea, city treasurer, was an
other city official who had nothing to
concern him in being re-elected. Stein
was high man with 907 votes and
Rhea has 868 to his credit.
Lahr Again Elected.
In the assessorship race, J. P.
Lahr, who was assessor in 1918, and
was defeated for re-election by Wil
liam C. Klein, Lahr won out by 18
majority. Klein took the First and
"Second precincts and Lahr pulled out
on the Third, Fourth and Fifth.
George Baker, candidate for the
park commission, rode along easily
*s everyone thought George was just
the one to fill the bill. In the Second
-ward, Clerk Barney Erickson was
obliged to turn over one of his big
Tecord sheets to credit the votes for
the new park member, who received a
-total of 767.
The New Councilmen.
In the aldermanic race, E. D.
Boyce of the First ward was unop
posed, receiving the endorsement of
175 of his neighbors.
A peculiar situation developed in
the Second ward, when Alderman A.
B. Palmer and Tom Mohler tied at
107 each in the count, and it is sur
mised they will flip a coin or pull
straws in the decision.
In the Third, Bert Carver received
103 votes and Clarence Foucault
received 85, a majority for Carver
of 18.
In the Fourth ward, Naish McKin
non defeated P. R. Peterson 141 to
131, a margin of 10.
Otto Morken of the Fifth was un
opposed and drew 124 votes.
Paving Carrie* Big.
The bond plan question of voting
bonds for the paving to connect the
state highway trunk lines with the
paving in Bemidji, carried by a large
majority.
One of the questions asked on the
"ballots was: "Shall bonds be issued
the city of Bemidji under the
provisions of Section 9, Chapter 6 of
the Charter of said city, to the
amount of $30,000, on account of
the permanent improvement fund of
said city for the purpose of raising
money to pay the cost of constructing
pavement and gutter on those cer
-tain streets and avenues of said city,
designated in ordinance No. Ill, not
provided by assessment upon the
property fronting upon such streets
.and avenues, and including the cost
of constructing the same across
streets and opposite property which
is by law exempt for such assess-
ment."
Voters decided in favor of this
proposition by 732 to 277, voting as
follows:
First ward, Yes 152, No 53 Sec
ond ward, Yes 191, No 36 Third
-ward, Yes 89, No 50 Fourth ward,
Yes 221, No 77 Fifth ward, Yes 79,
No 61.
Another Ballot Carrie*.
The other ballot asked the voters:
"Shall the city council of the city
of Bemidji proceed to improve cer
tain streets and avenues designated
in ordinance 111 of said city, under
the provisions of Chapter 65, of the
Laws of 1919 of the State Minnesota,
issuing certificates of indebtedness
of said city thereunder, not exceed
ing $155,000, and assessing the cost
of such pavement and gutter against
FRAN ^EWEY HELD
IN $10,000 BONDS FOR
ARSON CHARGE HEARING
State Fire Marshal's Office
Men Spend Week On
Mysterious Blaze
As a result of the arraignment of
Frank Dewey, arrested Tuesday tore
noon on the charge of arson connect
ed with the Are at the Great Nor
thern hotel building a few days ago,
held at 8 o'clock last evening before
Judge J. F. Gibbons, bail was fixed
at $10,000. By the latest reports
Dewey is still confined to the county
jail until the amount of bail is raised.
Hearing will be held on February 27.
The arrest was made following a
thorough investigation by Robert
Martin and L. V. Conley ot St. Paul,
both of the state fire marshal's office,
who have been in the cit nearly a
week on this matter. They complet
ed the investigation yesterday and
returned to St. Paul last night.
At the time of the fire a gasoline
can was found in one of the rooms
and it is believed that it had con
tained a quantity of gasoline. It is
said that the fire started in three
rooms and since everything did not
appear to be just as it should be, the
state fire marshal'sfeoffice was notified
at once. When the two men from
the fire marshal's force arrived and
started the investigation they found
a three gallon jug containing gaso
line under the bed in one of the
rooms that had been damaged by fire.
It is stated that the investigation has
been complete but just what the find
ings are has not been announced.
RINEHARDT ASSAULT
TRIAL IS STILL ON
The case of Arthur Rinehardt,
charged with assault on Sam Lee of
Blackduck, is still hanging fire It
was the first case on the list of
criminal cases to be tried by jury at
this term ot court. Tuesday fore
noon was spent in selecting jurors,
the balance of the day and thi fore
noon was taken upc
by evidences hear
ing It was expected at noon that all
the evidence would be in by at least
2 o'clock. George H. Sherman, on the charge
of bank robbery, will be on trial fol
lowing the Rinehartd case. Attorney
P. J. Russell has been appointed by
the court to defend Sherman.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN
VOTERS APPROVE TREATY
Chicago, February 18.In closing
its session today the League of Wom
en voters approverd of the League ot
Nations without reservations.
After bitter debate a resolution
was adopted upon the motion of Alice
Stone Blackwel lof Boston. The con
vention by a close vote adopted the
resolution opposing compulsory mili
tary training. Mrs. Maude Wood
Park of Boston was named as na
tional chairman of the league
FIRST SETTLER IN
MOOSE TOWNSHIP PASSES
John McCullom passed away very
suddenly at his home in Moose town
ship, Monday, death being caused by
lieact trouble. Mr. McCullom is one
a&ttie old time pioneers of the com
munity, being the first settler in his
township, where he located on a
homestead. He was postmaster there
in 1891, and drove the stage from
Fosston to Moose before the railroad
went through from there to Bemidji.
The funeral is in charge of M. E.
Ibertson, and will be held Thursday
at Moose Further interesting par
ticulars will be published later
BIG DROP IN FOOD
PRICES IS FORECAST
By Ralph Couch
(United Press Correspondent)
Washington, Feb 18A big drop
in tood prices will come this summer,
government experts predicted today,
if farm production is equal to or
greaterf than production overage for
the ten year period just closed.
On hundred per cent production is
due, accordding to the law of aver
ages records of the agricultural de
partment shows. One hundred per
cenf production is equal to ten years
average. There are many factors in
the situation which tend towards big
crops this summer and lower prices.
property fronting on said streets and
avenues, but the cost of construct
ing said improvements across inter
secting streets and property exempt
by law from assessment to be paid
out of the general fund of said city."
This ballot stood:
First ward, Yes 163, No 43 Sec
ond ward, Yes 184, No 37 Third
ward, Yes 154, No 32 Fourth ward,
Yes 226, No 72 Fifth ward, Yes 69,
No, 63.
sues was: "Yes," 1,528, and the "No
ballots numbered 524, a grand total
vote on the question, 2,052, which
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NEW FACES Di
COUNCILWHEN
CHANGESMADE
IN PERSONNEL
First, Third, Fourth and Fifth
to Be Represented by
New Members
COUNCIL PRESIDENT
CONTINUES POSITION
City Clerk Stein Will Again
Keep the Records, Being
His Tenth Year
There will be some new faces in
the council, as soon as the votes are
canvassed by the present body, and
the newcomers are believed to be
good material for continuing the
work of Bemidji for its success and
progress.
Mayor Johnson has been reelected
for another year's term.
President C. W. Vandersluis ot the
council is entering upon his second
year and will continue to preside at
the sessions.
New One In First.
The first ward will be represented
by E D. Boyce, who is an executive
in the Beltrami County abstract of
fice in the court house He had no
opposition and will succeed Dr. Gar
lock, who declined to again be a can
didate for reelection Alderman Bag
ley will be the team mate of his new
colleague.
The representative of the second
ward lies between Alderman A. B.
Palmer and Tom Mohler, each re
ceiving the same number of votes.
G. D. Backus is serving his second
term as alderman of this precinct
Benner's Chair Filled.
In the third, Bert Carver, a grocer
at 703 Fourteenth street, will suc
ceed E L. iBenner, who left Bemidji
during his aldermanic term and as
sumed management of a general store
in Puposky. Alderman Cooper is the
other incumbent.
In the fourth ward, Alderman Bar
nell will have as a council associate
Naish McKinnon, who will take the
vacant seat of the late John Croon.
Alderman Joanis of the fifth ward
decided that two terms were enough
for him and Otto Morken, an en
gineer on the M. & I. railroad, was
announced. He met no opposition
in his candidacy and his election was
assured. Alderman Jones is his col
league.
KAPLAN APPRECIATES
ELECTION SUPPORT
To the Local Press:
Will you permit me space to say
a word to the voters of this city.
To those citizens who voted for me
I extend my hearty apperciation and
thanks for their confidence in me,
and to the voters and citizens that
could not accept my viewpoint, I can
only say in the words of Abraham
Lincoln, "I bear malice towards none
and good will towards all."
To Mr. Johnson and all other can
didates that have this day been elect
ed, I tender my sincere congratula
tions and assure them of my hearty
cooperation in every effort that will
have as its object the welfare and
deyelopment ot our little city. The
vote of the majority must always be
accepted as the decree of organized
government Always for good citi
zenship.
Morris Kaplan
DUTCH TO STAND FIRM
ON DEMAND FOR KAISER
The Hague, Feb. 18.Holland will
answer the second note sent by the
Entente with regard to the status
of former Emperor William by reiter
ating her original position, refusing
to surrender him, but acquiescing in
the request to guard him closely, it
was declared here today.
The Dutch answer will be dis
patched within a few days.
ALLIES HAVE ASKED
FURTHER SUGGESTIONS
(By United Press)
Washington, C, Feb. 18 The
allies have asked President Wilson
to make further suggestions for the
settlement of the Adriatic questions
according to information available
as to the contents of the reply to
Wilson's protest against the proposed
settlement
Wilson's intimation that the treaty
The total vote on both paving is- Versailles might be withdrawn
shows that Bemidji is no slacker in want the United States to stand
progressing.
from the Senate if the allies persist
in their course, was reported, with
the declaration that the allies do not
aloof.
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GET TODAY'S NEWS OUT OF TODAY'S
BEMIDJI DAILY PION
BEMIDJI, MINN., WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEB. 18, 1920
sr*?,*"^""/
TEACHERS-PARENTS
WILL GET TOGETHER
THURSDAY EVENING
Join at Bemidji Association
Quarters After Serving
of Dinner
Teachers and parents are planning
on a regular get-to-gether get-ac
quamted affair at the rooms of the
Bemfclji Civic and Commerce associa
tion on Thursday evening.
Dinner will be served at' 6:30
o'clock for the teachers ami a limited
number of friends who have made
reservations before the time for the
dinner. After the dinner there will
be an interesting program including
several musical numbers as 'Well as
several toasts. All who are unable
to attend the dinner and who are
interested in the*work which is being
done by the public school faculty are
especially urged to be present for
the afte* dinner program
The menu for the dinner has been
already arranged and includes the
following delicacies: Roast beef with
brown gravy, mashed potatoes, peas
salad, bread and butter, coffee and
apple pie.
The aiter dinner progiain includes
the following numbers:
Vocal SoloRaymond Hannah
The Teacher of 1930Lieut. Clar
ence Shannon
The Schools of 1930Miss Grant.
Violin soloMr Mortz.
The Schools ot Beltrami County in
1930County Superintendent of
Schools J. C. McGhee.
Piano SoloGronhild Moe.
Bemidji, as a City, in 1930E. H.
Denu
SelectionGlee Club, directed by
Mrs. Paul Yaple.
Beinidji's Schools in 1930Mrs.
E. Netzer.
Comunity Songs.
DAVIS CALLED TO
WAGE CONFERENCE
James Davis of Bemidji, gen
eial chairman of the local Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen and En
ginemen of the M. & I has been
notified by wire by Timothy Shea,
.piesideut of that order, to be present
at Washington on February 23 to
consider President Wilson's proposi
tion on the wage question.
He will leave Bemidji Thursday
morning for Washington
LANE GETS $50,000 POST.
Los Angeles, Feb 1 8 Franklin
Lane, retiring Secretary of the
Interior, wil become an executive of
the Pan American Petroleum &
Transport company and the Mexican
Petroleum company when he relin
quishes his official position, it was
announced here toy E. L. Doheny,
president of the two companies.
Mr Lane's salary, It was reported,
will be approximately $50,000 an
nually. His duties will be those of
legal adviser and vice president
THIRD POLITICALPARTY
WILL MEET JULY 4
MASSACHUSETTS GETS BATTLE FLAGS
Ceremony at the state house, Boston, when the fourwenth Uuilroad engi-
neers A. B. F., presented to the state of Massachusetts the national and state
color* carried by the uuit while serving through the great war. Governor
Cooljdge Is at the left, receiving the flags^
(By United Press.)
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 18.It is an
nounced that a third political party
will contest for president through
the national convention of Liberals,
to be held in Chicago on July 4.
There i* a committee of forty-eight,
it is announced.
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Weather forecast, 24hrs Markham
Fair, fresh winds today, tomorrow
THIRD NUMBER OF
H. S. LYCEUM COURSE
NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT
Unique Program by Talented
Japanese Husband and
Dainty Wife
The thud nuirober ot the High
school Lyceum course will be given
on the evening of Friday, Feb 20. in
the High school auditorium and will
bo a verv unusuall) entertaining
numbe
Mr and Mrs Michitaro Ongawa,
Japanese entertainers, will give a
unique program, consisting of Japan
ese folk hongs and dances They will
pla\ curious Japanese instruments,
wear beautiful orientul costumes and
give a playlet built on the witchcraft
and sorceiy of the far east.
This number conies very highl
rernmmemtd and it is one that no
one can afford to miss
Single admission tickets will be on
sale at 50 cents All money over
actual expenses is to be turned over
to the High School Athletic fund
BETTER SCHOOLS ASSN.
MEETING IN DISTRICT 103
A meeting of the Better School as
sociation of northwest Beltrami
county yas held at Mrs. Carter's
school in district No. 103, Malcolm
postofFice, on January 31. Teachers
in attendance were Misses Bertha
Peterson, Ella Ostmoe, Ruth Ander
son, Logan, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Lut
trell, Conrad Sund, and Luttrell.
Oscar Sletten was a visitor.
Subjects suggested by chapters 4,
5, 6, 7 and 8 of the reading circle
books were very ably discussed by
the teachers, after which they did
ample justice to a very delicious and
satisfying lunch served by Mrs.
Carter and Miss Peterson.
A business meeting was also held
and plans were made for the future
activities of the organization.
The next meeting of the associa
tion will be held at Mr. Sund's school
in district No. 107, Lee township, on
Saturday, March 20. All teachers
are invited and especially urged to be
present.
ANNAPOLIS qUIZ TODAY.
(By United Press)
Fargo, Feb 18 Examinations tor
an alternate to Annapolis will be
held today and April 21 to fill vacan
cies, Senator A. Gronna, who will
make the appointments, announced
Examination tor a puncipal and al
ternate to West Point will be held
March 2, Senator Gronna said
M'ADOO NOT ADVERSE
TO BEING CANDIDATE
(By United Press.)
New York, Feb. 18William McAdoo
today declined to permit his name
to be used in the democratic presi
dential primaries of Georgia, declar
ing every effort should be made to
send unrestricted delegates to the
'PIONEER'S" CIRCULATION
jfest circulation of any paper in North
Minnesota. Advertising accepted
guarantee.
aen uiiieauicre wregar a w Washington, Feb. 18.A roundup
national convention from every state
45c PER MONTH
AIDES READY
TO POSTPONE
EXECUTION OF
FIUME PLANS
Will Yield to President's Stand
and Washington Expects
Answer Soon
BELIEVE IT'WILL BE
VERY CONCILIATORY
Ohio Congressman Has Wierd
Plan for Amending
Constitution
(By United Press)
Washington, Feb 18.The allies
will yield to President Wilson's stand
on Flume and will at least postpone
execution of their plans for settle
ment of the Adriatic problem, it was
predicted by the state department
today.
The answer of the allies was ex
pected shortly, and it is believed will
be couched in tne most conciliatory
terms.
FESS HAS NEW BILL.
By Herbtr W. Walker
(United Press Correspondent)
Washington, Feb. 18 A constitu
tional amendment, giving congress
and the supreme couit joint power to
authorize the vice president or rank
ing cabinet officer to assume the
duties of a president durirfg a disa
bility of the chief executive, has been
prepared by Representative Fess of
Ohio, for introduction in the house.
Fesb would have the constitution
amended so that congress might, by
concuirent 'resolution, declare that
the president is unable to serve, after
a finding ot facts by the supieine
court
In cate congress is not in session
when the president became disabled
the amendment would give the vice
president power to call a special ses
sion OHIO STATE CO-EDS MAKE
DRESSES TO BEAT H. G. L.
lntei national News Service)
Columbus, Ohio, Feb 18.Co-eds
attending the Ohio State University
are combating old II by mak
ing their own dresses.
A Btjle show has just been staged
at the university Its twenty-hve
participants were girl students. They
displayed, as living models, their own
handiwork.
The gills passed in leview, wear
ing dresses that were made in one
dm and did not cost moi than the
pi ice of one good, square meal
Although these diesbes were made
out of unbleached muslin, no two
dresses looked alike, due to the indi
vidual finishing touches of their own
ers Some dresses were low-necked
and some high On some of the
dresses different material was used in
making the collais and cuffs, while
some were trimmed with embroidery.
The girls announced their inten
tion of wearing these di esses next
summer WILSON WILL WRITE
AGAIN TO RAILROADERS
(By United Press)
Washington, Feb 18 Railway
union offi lals, who talked with the
president last week, will receive
.mother communication from Wilson
concerning the railroad wage con
troversy in a few days, they stated
after their conference with Secretary
Tumulty.
MANITOBA WILL GET
BONUS FOR FUR CROP
(By United Press)
Winnipeg, Man.. Feb 1}J.New
revenue amounting to more than
$250,000 a year will be obtained by
the Manitoba government by a royal
ty on the fur crop, which becomes
law at the current bession of the
legislature.
Furs worth approximately three
million dollars are taken from the
wilds of Manitoba every year, it is
estimated.
WAR DEPARTMENT
GOING AFTER SUCKERS
(By United Perss)
0f -wil fu.1 draft evadors is to be
where possible at once by the war department, it
But McAdoo said he regarded as an was announced today. There are-
imperative duty of any man to accept more than 170,000 listed as draft
the nomination if it should come to slackers. All will be vigorously,
him unsolicited.
prosecuted, it was stated.
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