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The Pioneer is a member of the United Today's world's news today. VOLUME XVIII. NO. 49 ELECTIONVOTE FOUNDCORRECT AFTERCANVASS BYCOMMITTEE Tally Sheets and Poll Clerks' Reports Check Accurately In Comparison NEW COUNCIL TAKES SEATS NEXT MEETING George Baker, New Park Com missioner, Will Serve Five-Year Term Election figures, as given in The Tioneer in the recent.municipal elec tion were found to be correct Iffpn Jay evening, when the canvassing committee at the special meetog of the citv council, consisting of Alder men Garlock, Walker and McTaggert wlnt over the list and checked the ^Geo^Baker will serve the long term on the park boardfive years. The question of diverting the new pavement at the intersection of Be midji avenue, at Tenth street, which will cut off the corner of two lots owned by D. S. Mitchell on the south east corner of that intersection, has been amicably settled. The proposi tion is to avoid the sharp turn at this corner, when the pavement is laid on Bemidji and turned on Tenth to meet Doud avenue on Tenth. It would be a dangerous turn for autoists and the city took the matter up with Mr. Mitchell. Everybody Agreeable. The city made an offer to Mr. Mitchell to purchase the two lots .south, adjoining his two corner lots, which will be affected, and turn them over to him, allowing him to retain the shortened corner lot, on which he has a* small cottage, and will also affect the frontage of the second lot. This will compensate Mr. Mitchell for the damage to his two corner lots and both sides are satisfied with the agreement. The city attorney was authorized to purchase the added lots and they will be turned over to Mr. Mitchell.. When the sloping tnrn is nfade in the pavement at that point, it will create a small triangle about 50x50, off from the Mitchell corner, and this will be parked as a little beauty .spot. At the next meeting of the coun cil, the newly elected aldermen will take their seats. Palmer Will Holdover. At the close of the city council, when the administration was ad journing, it was recalled that the tie vote in the second ward had not been decided, and the council resumed its seats. The ordinance prescribes that in case of a tie vote the lots shall be drawn. I A hat was secured and into this 16 paper slips were deposited two of them bearing the names of Mohler and Palmer. The slips were held up in the air at arms length and the drawing commenced. The first name to come out was Palmer. JURY FINDS VERDICT FOR IRON WORKS CO. Verdict was returned this morning at 9 o'clock, following a retirement by the jury since 4:30 o'clock yes terday afternoon, in favor of the Bemidji Iron Works company in the case against the Agricultural Insur ance -company for the sum of $1,897 with interest. Graham M. Torrance represented the Bemidji Iron Works company, while E. E. McDonald rep resented the defendant. The case before the court today is that of the Town of Frohn vs. Goodman & Loitved. Attorney G. M. Torrance has the case for the town of Frohn and Judge M. A. Spooner is representing the defend ant. SHERIDAN COW PUNCHERS MUST STOP SHIMMYING Sbeirdan, Wyo., Feb., 24.'Exit shimmy from Sheridan dance salons. Cow punchers and cattle men will have to observe the proprieties of po lite terpsichore here or pay the pen altyone hundred bucks. At the instance of Mayor Camplin an ordinance has been passed by the city government banning "vulgar and indecent" dancing. Which is de fined by the city fathers as "dancing i&rith cheeks too close or touching, with arm or arms about the partner's neck, or shaking or jerking the up per part of the body while taking short steps or standing." A fine of $100 is provided for vio lation of the ordinance. THIEF RfK+ 7ALLS REFUSES TO PLAY ON NEUTRAL GROUND Local Legion and Thief River Each Hfes Game Sickness Cancels Bookings Thief River Falls has backed out of its proposal to play a third bas ketball game with the local American Legion aggregation, after asking that such a contest be staged on a neutral floor and with a neutral referee. Be midji readily agreed to the proposi tion and would gladly have met the Thief River bunch at Crookston where the Armory could be secured. Bemidji and Thief River each have a game to their credit, each won on its floor, and naturally each team be lieved that it could nose out the oth er in a contest on a neutral floor. From present appearances it is doubtful whether the third game will be played or not, although the Be midji bunch is "rearing to go." Arrangements are being made by Manager Fraser to have the Anoka quint make us a call and if that team can be brought here the local fans will have an opportunity to witness a hard fought battle. Anoka has a nice string of victories this season, including Excelsior and Fogarty's warriors, an all-star eastern aggrega tion. Definite plans have not been made lor a contest here this week since sev eral of the games have been called off because of illness on the part of visiting players. WARRANTS REFUSED FOR COUNTY OFFICIALS By J. D. O'Sullivan (United Press Correspondent) Marquette, Mich., Feb. 24.War- rants for the arrest of Martin Mc Donough, prosecuting attorney for Iron county and other officials, alleg ed to have interfered with the en forcement of prohibition in Michigan, were refused today by United States Commissioner H. B. Hatch here. When called upon by 'Major A. V. Dalyrymple of Chicago for warrants, Commissioner Hatch said he could not issue them without instructions from either District Attorney Walker of Grand Rapids, Mich., or Judge Clarence Sessions or Attorney General Palmer. CUSH JOINS MILLER IN INSURANCE AGENCY William Clish has purchased a half interest in the Northern Minnesota Agency and has entered into partner ship with D. D. Miller. The agency is taking on the counties of St. Louis and Lake and has at present the gen eral agency of practically all of nor thern Minnesota. Miller & Clish expect to open an office in Duluth soon, the office there to better take care of the new terri tory. Their slogan is "We insure anything anywhere" and they are prepared to hold up their motto, since they are agents for all forms of insurance. Mr. Clish still retains the owner ship of the barber shop which he has been managing, but has turned the management over to Ben Cope man. A new barber, Grover Marquis, has been secured to take the vacancy in the shop. WISCONSIN GIRL STUDENT READS MIND BY TOUCH (International News Service) Madison, Wis., Feb. 24.A young woman with the uncanny power of telling people's thoughts has been discovered by M. C. Sharp, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin. Miss Marion Hill, a se nior, performs this seemingly impos sible feat by placing her hands on a person's pulse. In order to dispel any doubts as to the girl's ability to actually do what is claimed for her, experiments have been conducted in the class room by Professor Sharp. The tests have been largely attended. Miss Hill's gift is explained by Pro fessor Sharp with the statement that every thought ^produces muscular re action, almost imperceptive, but which can be detected by a superla tively sensitive sense of touch. LARKIN TO ARRIVE TOMORROW FOR BOUT According to a message received to day by Glenn Haraing, manager of the Grand Theatre, Dan Larkin will arrive from St. Paul tomorrow for his wrestling match with Curtis at Jthe Grand theatre Thursday evening. This will be the second meeting between these two grapplers, the first bout being when Larkin stuck it out with a lame arm affected with boils, and the promises to give his former adversary a hard tussle this time. MASONS POSTPONE MEETING The announced special meeting of the Masons, to be held Wednesday night, will not be held, but will be held later for degree work. RFMinil GET TODAY'S NEWS OUT OF TODAY'S PAPER BElflDJl DAILY PIONE MINN.<p>MINN.., TUESDAY BEMIDJI ASSN. WILL DISCUSS SCENIC ROUTE ATNOONLUNCH Project Would Make This City Northern Terminal Down to New Orleans COMMITTEE O REPORT ON RUGGLES TIMBER Tickets for Annual Banquet Are Selling Rapidly Better Get 'Em Soon Organization of a local Mississippi River Scenic Highway association will be the principal feature of the regu: lar business session of the Bemidji Civic and Commerce association, fol lowing the noon-day luncheon tomor row. Truman Pierson of St. Louis, Mo., general manager of the route, who returned yesterday to St. Louis to at tend the meeting of the board of di rectors of the association on Friday of this week, completed his first trip to the northern division of the "route and is delighted with Bemidji and is con fident that this will be one of the most active and most important points. States Are Favorable. The highway has been endorsed by every state governor along the line, including Governor Burnquist of Minnesota. Construction amount ing to $5,000,000 will be done within the next few years. Should Bemidji put over the proposition to become a member of the association, every marker between here and New Or leans, the southern terminal of the Scenic Highway, will bear the dis tance to either terminal, the termin als of the highway to be Bemidji and New Orleans, in case Bemidji gets in the race. Ruggles Timber Report. A report of the Ruggles timber proposition will also be made at to morrow's session, as well as several other matters of importance. A splendid menu has been arranged for the luncheon and a large attendance is urged to give these matters proper consideration. Tickets for the annual banquet are selling rapidly and anyone who has not purchased as yet should do so at once to be sure of securing one, and at the same time making it possible for the committee to arrange for the necessary number of covers to be laid. Tickets may be secured from H. M. Stanton, secretary of the associa tion, at $1.50 each. WILSON NOMINATES PHILLIPS MINISTER TO NETHERLANDS Washington, Feb. 24.The nomin ation of William Phillips, first secre tary of state, as minister to the Neth erlands, was sent to the senate today by President Wilson. TEN MILLION BARRELS OF FLOUR FOR STARVING New lork, Feb. 24.The United States Grain corporation awaits only authorization from Congress to be gin the shipment of 10,000,000 bar rels of flour to cities of Austria, Hun gary, Poland, Bohemia and Armenia, it was learned today. ST. PAUL UNION DEPOT WILL OPEN APRIL 1 St. Paul, Feb. 24.The new St. Paul Union Depot will be open for the general public April 1, according to W. C. Armstrong, chief engineer. Mr. Armstrong said today that he would set the exact date a week be fore the opening, but that it was cer tain to be within a few days of April 1, if not on the very day. Ralph Budd, director of the Union Depot company, confirmed Mr. Arm strong's statement. Ulans to celebrate the occasion ap propirateiy are being worked out by the St. Paul association. WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY OBSERVED BT CONGRESS Washington, Feb. 23.Washing- ton's birthday anniversary was ob served in congress yesterday. Several addresses louding the life and char acter of the first president were deliv ered in the house. His farewell ad dress was read in the senate. London.A judge at West Ham has to be very precise. "Did your husband threaten you?" the judge asked a woman. "No, sir, He said he would kill me." "No, certainly not, only slapped her face." EVENING.!FEBRUARY 24 1920 father STATE ALLOTMENT OF SERVICE MEN'S BOOKS HAS ARRIVED Libraries Throughout Minne- sota Will Get Volumes From Association Minneapolis, Feb. 2\,After many months service near the front, in hos potals and in every area occupied by American soldiers, sailors and ma rines, more than 6,500 books which were provided by people the coun try for their men at war are at the state capitol and will be distributed to libraries thruout the state, accord ing to an announcement by Miss Clara Baldwin, director oi the state library commission. Service Men Get Benefit. Every effort, Miss 'Baldwin said, will be made to put these booKs to the use for which they were originally in tended. Many of them will be placed in sanatoriums thruout the state in which there are returned service men. Others will be distributed to libraries pratronized by service men. They will be available, she said, to all per sons alike who use the libraries in which they are placed. Among the volumes are many his tories and techincal books, as an ef fort was made to supply this type of book to the men in service. Some of them were gifts of various persons and restitutions and others were do nations of the American .Library as sociation. More than 1,000,000 of these books were recently returned to the United States and were distrib uted among the states in proportion to t-ne number of men in service from each state. More Books Required. Use of these books by service men, according to members of the associ ation, has greatly increased the num ber of books read. To meet this de mand, the association therefore had planned a campaign to raise $2,000,- 000 to extend the public library fa cilities of the country. In the work of collecting funds, Clarence B. Les ter of the Wisconsin Free Library commission at Madison, Wis., had been made regional director for Min nesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. BABC0CK HIGHWAY ROUTE PLANS ARRIVE Maps showing the route of the pro posed trunk highway system for the state of Minnesota under Amend ment No. 1, the Babcock plan, have arrived at the Bemidji Civic and Commerce association for local sub scribers and are ready for delivery. Those who subscribed for the maps are urged to call for them soon, that they may be distributed for the purpose originally intended. RURAL SCHOOL INSPECTION. J. C. McGhee, county superinten dent of schools, left for Solway this morning to visit schools in that vicin ity. From Solway, he and Miss Mae MacGregor, county school nurse, who went to Solway yesterday, will go to Debs to inspect the schools in that district. They expect to be gone about a week. forecast^ BEMIDJI, TUESDAY 1920 ^^7 "huitonight" 45c PER MONTH NEW AMBASSADOR AND HIS GRANDSON Robert Underwood Johnson, newly appointed ambassador to Italy, and his young grundsoii, Robert Underwood Johnson, second, photographed in the envoy's home in New York city. The boy is the son of Owen Johnson, the novelist. The new ambassador is nn author and editor of world renown. He was born in Washington .sixty-seven years ago. 24 hrs, Markham HARMONICK GLEE CLUB WILL PRESENT CONCERT AT M.E. CHURCH. MAR. 1 Two New Members Added to This Male Choir Fine Program Programs are in the making Tor a concert to be given by the Harmonick Glee club, under the auspices of the Bemidji lodge, No. 1052, B. P. O. E., in the auditorium of the Methodist church on March 1. The club has two additional mem bers, Andrew Rood and A. Danuser, who have been added to the mem bership recently. Practice has been held regularly twice each week since the organization of the club, and this week, in final preparation for the concert, practice is held every night. Two public appearances have already been made by the club, the first at the Presbyterian church two weeks ago and the second at the teachers' get-acquainted session last Thursday evening. Both appearances were well received and all who heard the boys sing on either occasion are looking forward to the next appearance on March 1. The concert will be made up of club singing, solos and sextettes. Three of the numbers on the program will be taken from grand opera. Arrangements for the concert are being made by the entertainment committee of the Elks lodge. Tickets will sell at 50 cents each, plus 5 cents war tax. SAFETY FIRST MOVIES POINTS OUT LESSON The Safety First performance put on at the Rex theatre Monday even ing by the Employers Liability Insur ance Company of Wausau, Wis., showed to a packed house which in cluded everything from a song service to a thrilling movie. The Safety First illustrated lecture was educational and interesting. Many ways or safe guarding life and limb were pointed out and those who attended seemed to appreciate the les sons taught. FURTHER DETAILS OF CALIFORNIA AIR FLIGHT In a note to The Pioneer, Mrs. William McCuaig, who is in Cali fornia, spending the winter with her mother, tells of her mother's air flight, chronicled in Pioneer, saying that she went to height of 2,000 feet, was aloft 16 minutes and the plane sped at 75 miles per hour. She has her certificate for flying with the signatures "Mrs. Capt. George Sinclaire, with Lieut. Diess." A postscript added said: "Mama located Princeton and Bemidji on the map while up." DIEDRICH BASKET OFFICIAL. Dr. Diedrich will leave this after noon for Grand Forks, where he will officiate at the basket ball game to night between the North Dakota uni versity basket team and the North Dakota agricultural college. "PIONEER'S" CIRCULATION Largest circulation of any paper in North Central Minnesota. Advertising accepted on this guarantee. '""s^. RAILROADMEN ARECONFIDENT THAT WILSON WILLVETOBILL Senate, Late Monday, Passes Esch-Cummins, Following House Passage LABOR LOOKING TO SQUARE DEAL PROMISE Contends Measure That Has Gone Through Congress Doesn't Give That By Ralph Couch (United Press Correspondant) Washington, Feb., 24.Railroad union men today are confident that President Wilson will veto the Esch Cummins railroad bill. The measure, passed by the senate late yesterday by a vote of 47 to 17, was to be sent to the president today. It passed the house last Saturday. The railroad men's confidence of the presidential veto is based on what they interpret as promises of a square deal made by the president last sum mer, when he asked them to postpone presenting their wage demanus pend ing the result of the governments ef fort to bring down high prices. Union men contend the laibor sec tion of the Esch-Cummins bill does not give them a square deal. What action the president will take prob ably will be influenced by Rail Direc tor Hines. JANUARY EXPORTSIMPORTS (By United Press) Washington, Feb. 24.Exports for January totaled $731,000,000, an in crease of $49,000,000 over December, the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce announced today. The imports ror January were $474,000,000, an increase of $39,- 000,000 over December. JUDGE STANTON WILL ADDRESS STATE EDITORS Judge C. W. Stanton expects to leave Thursday night for Minneapo lis, where he will be one of the speak ers at the Minnesota Editorial associ ation, which meets in that city on Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28. Judge W. S. McClenahan of Brain erd will arrive in Bemidjdi this even ing to relieve Judge C. W. Stanton as presiding judge over the case of Frank Storey, on the charge of per jury, which will begin tomorrow. REVELATION OF OUIJA FORMS BASIS OF LAW SUIT Lockport, 111., Feb. 24.An Ouija board and its uncanny revelations form the basis of a $10,000 suit here against Albert Yost. Recently Yost's home was burglarized. An Ouija board was consulted to solve the mys tery surrounding the robbery. Answ ering the question "Who robbed my house?" the board is said to have replied "Frank Walter." Walter is Yost's neighbor. They have (been lifelong friends. The board is also said to have implicated Mrs. Walter. The board's accusations became known to Mrs. Walter, who called at the Yost home. She was told the Yosts had nothing to retract and forthwith filed suit for $10,000 against Yosts, alleged slander. The Yosts deny the charge and insist they have uttered no word which might be interpreted as defaming the charac ter of the Walters. SINN FUNS CARRY OUT THREAT. REPORT By Webb Miller (United Press Correspondent) Cork, Ireland, Feb. 24.Positive evidence of the first instance of dele gated execution of (British secret agents, by order of a "court of the Irish republic," came to light here to day, it was learned reliably. Investigation into the death of Harry Quinnlisk has revealed he was sentenced to death by a Sinn Fein court martial. After the findings or the court were read by a flashlight. Quinnlisk was given three minutes in which to pray. Then his body was riddled with bullets. MITCHELL TO ATTEND EDITORIAL MEETING H. Z. Mitchell, editor of The Be midji Sentinel, expects to leave for Minneapolis tomorrow night to at tend to business matters relative to the Minnesota Editorial association, of which he is a member of the execu tive committee.