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VOLUME XVIII. NO. 49
Tally Sheets and Poll Clerks'
Reports Check Accurately
NEW COUNCIL TAKES
SEATS NEXT MEETING
George Baker, New Park Com
missioner, Will Serve
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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BElflDJl DAILY PIONE
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
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
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
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
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
Ulans to celebrate the occasion ap
propirateiy are being worked out by
the St. Paul association.
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
OF SERVICE MEN'S
BOOKS HAS ARRIVED
Libraries Throughout Minne-
sota Will Get Volumes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Largest circulation of any paper in North
Central Minnesota. Advertising accepted
on this guarantee. '""s^.
Senate, Late Monday, Passes
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
(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
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
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
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