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^VOLUME XVIII. NO. 6 7
Sche&fe to W Hydrop^W O the Border^ Minneapolis, "^arch ^^Jgg and figures strange and tartW' ISout the state: of Minnesotavhaje S uncovered by Eostmaster:?ur4y Inii H. Kerr, assistant postmaster, ?n the iSt 10 days since Minneapolis as selected as accounting office for *h* state The new appointment lea S Purdy and Mr. Kerr to take down their postal guides and geographies andI Jake an intense study of postal WUions in all Parts of Minnesota^ Many and novel were the oddities north fn the United States proper?, SeW people in Minneapolis would JSs Chat the office is taW-J the little office of Sugar Point Fur thermore, Sugar point is ther only TTntted States postoffice-on the con .SSSt outside ^Alaska Which can 4ot be reached from the XJmted^ta^ SUpt by water. To get ma 1 to^fts office a roundabout trip is taiten by way of Winnipeg, Canada, j,. Offices Cut Off Three Months."^ la there any point in Minnesota farther away than New cpolnt of view ther^is, ^l^"^^ fft officiate *oirt^ecause many^of. flees in remote parts of Northeastern Minnesota cannot be reached as readr S or rapidly as either of the coasts if the United States. And for sev eral months in Winter, they discov ered, some remote offices are com pletely snowbound and occasionally Tio mail reaches them in a three ^^t^ess'of some of the Minne. sota offices has led Mr Purdy to con sider asking the department at Wash ington for hydroplanes to make .deliv eries from Minneapolis of necessary -materials and supplies. "A hydroplane would be better than an airplane," said Mr Purdy, -because an airplane would have dif- (Continued on page four) MYESTMUSHWP GAME PARK HERE At the meeting ofthe -Bfemidji Civic and Commerce association to morrow, after the noon-day luncheon, the matter of encouraging the Board of Park Commissioners to establish a park in this city for wild game will "be discussed. Elk and deer are avail able for such a park and it is believed that with combined effort the project will be put over, establishing a -unique preserve. Several other matters of import ance will be brought up at this meet ing and it is urged that there he a large attendance. An excellent meftu lias been arranged for the luncheon. ftCT. ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE COMINGYEAR Bemidji council of the United Com -mercial Travelers held a very inter esting business session Saturday night, followed by a social meeting. Officers elected for the.ensuing year are as follows: Senior counsellor William Smith. _,'- 1 Junior counsellorOscar Manaugh. :'i Past counsellorM. F. Wfflson. i Secretary-treasurer William J. Wertfi. Conductor-A. M. Bagley. PageClarence Nielson. fentinelA. W I I I I I I I I I I I II I MEMBER UNITED PRESS The Pioneer is a member of the United Press. Today's world's new* today E. Ellison. he executive committee appointed includes J. H. Koors, F. W. Langdon, Frank Luebeck and C. W. .Vander sluis. BAILEY WILL CONFER WITH EATON ON ARMORY Attorney Thayer C. Bailey left last evening for Duluth where he will confer with Captain Guy Eaton re garding matters connected with Be midji's National Guard Armory. From Duluth he will go to St. Paul tonight to attend the meeting of the State Armory Board to be held there tomor row. BBMIDJI Is Now Account- ing Office for tlte E*f.^ tire Stated |g|f ''FARTHEST NORTH".'fej REACHED WApR *urd Write* Rhchiej^ vYork or San ON DELEGATES republicans, Democrat* and Nonpartisan* Balloting O Representatives JOHNSON IS CANDIDATE FOR G.O.P. PRESIDENCY League Leader* Confident They Have Taken Measure of ^the*O Partiee" (By United Press) Bismarck, March 16.The 1920 political volcano exploded in North Dakota and showered-parties, old and new, with worries. Voters -of the Flickertail domain are balloting today in the presiden tial primary. .National committeemen, presidential electors and delegates to the Republican and Democratic na tional conventions are being named Republican forces are split three ways. Democratic 1 orces are divided into two factions and the National Non-partisan League claims a con trolling electorate regardless of party. League leaders claimed to have anni hilated- the "old parties." Theiipoiitical tempest was so Violent in North Dakota when time came for filing presidential nominees for theheld primary that only two men were made candidates for presidentone in ekch party. This fact does not'in dicate agreement on either candidate. Johnson Runs Alonew 7 Senator Hiram Johnson of Califor nia is the ^qnly Republican candidate for plttadenkJ luartfcHlwi iiWWMMKTl the primary ballot. Others may bo placed there by the voters, but not if the advice of the "regula republi- CContinued on Page Bight) CARL LEONARD MEETS WHlfflKERINBAUDFlTE Baudette, March 16.Carl Leon ard of New Richland, Wis.,-a cousin of William RuUen of this place, will come here on March 24 under the auspices of the American Legion post and will box. Whittiker and another from the Twin Cities will likely be here at that time but at this time it is not definitely known. Boxing fans are looking forward tonnucli sport at this bout, which is the first held here" for some time. NO COMPROMISE REACHED. (By United Press.) Paris, March 16.Herr Mayer to day officially informed Premier Miller that no compromise has been reached between the revolutionary forces and the Ebert government. 15.000 YANKEES MAY HELP OOELL REVOLT By Herbert Walker (United Press Correspondent) Washington, March 16.Congress may take steps to determine whether the 15,000 XL. S. Troops now in Ger many are to be used, against the revol utionists in event that the allied lead Chairman Kahn of the house mill ers Order such action, tary affairs committee today is pre paring a resolution calling on Secre tary Baker to inform congrress of the exact status of American soldiers on German soil. Under the state of war existing with Germany, President Wilson can use troops as he sees fit, but some con gressional leaders, it is understood, want it made plain that ho action should be ta'cen unless congress has passed the authorization resolution! TAME GROUND HOG REMEMBERS HIS HOME The tamed milk-fed woodchuck, owned by Walter Smith, who resides on Eighteenth street, Bemidji, which disappeared during the late fall, re appeared Monday for the first time- after Ground Hog Day. The gopher was captured when a little chap and brought up on a bot tle until full grown. Last fall he dug his winter home under a lumber pile in the back yard and curled up for his cold weather slumber. And he remembered the home in which lie was welcome. ^ilillllil^ p^miiw^iintfftt^aiMi \^*ir&*mqmim BEMIDJI MAY BECOME LANDING PLACE FOR AERO FOREST PATROL Representative of Federated a FHers Meet* With Tri- County Fair Officials -C. W. Hinck, president of the Fed erated Pliers, Inc., of Minneapolis, represented that body at the meeting of the county fair officials, of Beltra mi, Clearwater and Itasca counties at the Bemidji High school building on Saturday, March 13, and while in the city announced the plans being made by that school- of fliers regarding the establishment of a landing field for North Central Min nesota to be located in/Bemidjfc Recommendations 'haTO'',b*eni.- !i*.nt men" of the .War Office at Washing, ton to the effect that Bemidji would be the ideal location for such ajfteld and should be designated as such! Mr. Hinck's estimated size for a field is about 1,800x700 feet. The county fairgrounds could foe used, but are not desirable since there is a heavy groVth of trees around it, thereby necessitating too abrupt a descent. He forecasts that aeroplanes will soon be used in this section for for estry patrol service, the name of the city should be painted on the roofs of the railroad depots as well as on the field thus enabling* the flier to pick out the. landing place from aloft, he asserts. WATER TRENCH CAVES AND BREAKS CAS MAIN While the city force of workmen were looking for a break in a bursted hydrant at the rear of the Motor Inn Monday afternoon, a large quantity of earth 'broke from the edge of thepoint trench, falling on and breaking the gas main, which supplied that .part which caused some inconvenience to of the city, east of Beltrami avenue, the residents, who were just about getting ready for supper prepara tion. Fortunately, the Bemidji Gas Com pany had a crew of men promptly on hand and the gas was shut off andand repairs made within an hour. ANOTHER FLUE "ITRE" A chimney fire at 1400 Beltrami avenue Jtecessitatd the calling out of the fir* department at 12:25 today. No damage was done to the residence. INDICATIONS POINT TO WOOD CARRYING STATE (By United Press) St. Paul, March 16Early returns from the larger cities Indicate today that Minnesota republicans favor Oen. Leonard Wood for president. Returns from outlying districts were meagre, because a storm cut- off wire communication in all districts. The twiii cities gave Hiram John-, eon substantial support and indica tions are that lie will run second. Herbert Hoover apparently ran third and Lowden fourth. 15-CENT WANT AD SELLS $300 HORSE "Just once did the business," says E. J. Willits about the results of a Pioneer Want Ad. "I sold horse, harness, rig and all for *300." The want ad cost about 1.5 cents. A pretty good investment. Try a want ad for quick results. Jm MP** 'I 'fc GET TODAY'S NEWS 0#fOFTODArS PAPER 'ix!' BEMIDJI, MINN., TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 16, 1920 Weather forecast, 24 hrs., Markham Fair fresh winds tonight,'tomorrow FIGHTING THE HABIT OF USING BAD ENGLISH The teachers and pupils of one of thef^ig'schools of Portland, Ore., have adopted this novel method of warrlaf on bad English with banners and demonstrations. It Is especially effective with the children. -s LITTLE WANT ADS DO BIG THINGS A little "roeasley" want ad sells the old French farm of 160 acres for $24,000. Last October the farm was* sold to Barney Willlts for $103' an'acre and Monday is was sold for $150 an acre. Talk about doing a good job and getting a good imyer, at an increased price. Want Ads do it. The 'buyer came all the way. from Nebraska to secure this bargain. The deal was handled through 'E.'JL'.'Willits,. Barney Willits, owned the land, also took over f2,Q0 worth of timber off the place during the winter, so he has made a gross profit of over $9,O0Cu -S COUNCIL AUTHORIZES ADVERTISING OF BOND ISSUE FOR PAYING Resolution Will Prepared for Making Change in Water Rates At the meeting of the city council Monday night, the sum of 1,025 was authorized to be. paid to D. S. Mit chell, in compensation for the pro posed cutting off of the corner of his two lots, at the southeast intersec tion of Bemidji avenue and Tenth street. This is the point where the hard pavement is to angle on the turn from Bemidji to Doud avenue. C. Gf. Johnson addressed the coun cil on a proposed plan of his to save the tax payers money on public im provements, and the council will ap a committee to confer with the Bemidji association on appointing three business men to investigate the proposition. The city attorney will also be.named as a member of the committee. Whether the city charter would allow the plan of Johnson Is also a matter for looking into. A proposition for revising water rates was also a topic for discussion it wafe decided to have the city attorney prepare a resolution to that effect. City Clerk Stein was, authorized to advertise for bids on the paving bond issue, recently voted at the municipal election. Surety bonds for city officials were approvedtoythe city attorney and en dorsed by the council. The session was not long and little of importance was transacted. OLD-TIME LUMBERMAN PASSES: WAS 81 YEARS Jack Phalen, an old time lumber man and woodsman for the Crooks ton Lumfcer Co., passed away at St. Anthony's hospital Sunday night at the age of 81 years. Arrangements for the funeral have not been com pleted. GOING TO ST. PAUL AFTER $50,000 ARMORY A committee comprising of H. L.Senator Huffman and T. C. Bailey left today for St. Paul, where they, together with M. J. Brown, assistant attor ney general, will appear before the armory board Wednesday for the pur pose of presenting Bemidji's claims for a 150,000 appropriation for the new uarmory. The board, it is understood, has al ready granted a $25,000 appropria tion, having recognized the National Guard Unit, and efforts to secure a like amount for the naval unit will be made. J3M&%* FUNERAL SERVICES OF DAN O'CONNOR HELD EARLY THIS MORNING Interment Will Be at Brainerd 'Fraternity and Union Local Attend Funeral services were held thiB morning at 6 o'clock at St. Phillip's church for Daniel O'Connor, who met death by being accidentally run over by a freight train of which he was the conductor, late Saturday evening. Following the services, which were attended by the Bemidji Council of the Knights of Columbus, members of the Brotherhood of Railway Train men, and friends and relatives from far and near, the remains were ship ped to Brainerd for interment, .i, iB^jsUUss JUs^wlfj^^roUne^^ daughter, ^TSSrfi^Tea^Ss toTfflnlrh his loss, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles O'Connor of Brainerd, three sisters, Elizabeth O'Connor of Brain erd, Mrs. M. J. Bnright of Jamestdwh,' N. D., and Mrs. Orin W. Wentwofth of New York city, and two 'brothers, James of Brainerd and William of Omaha, Neb. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral are Mi's. M, Ji Enright and daughter, Maud, of Jamestown, N. D. Miss Elizabeth O'Connor, William Hogan,. of Brain erd Mrs. S. B. Uptegrove and Ad^gh^ ter, Virginia of Cass Lake JOtltf Knutson, Kent Knutson and Andrew Higdim of Mcintosh, and Mrs. Charles Baker of Cass Lake. ST. PAUL MAYOR FIGHTS FOR RE-NOMINATION (By United Press) St. Paul, March 16.Three candi dates for two mayoralty nominees went into the final scene of a bitter ly fought primary election here to day. Mayor Laurence C. Hodgson is a condidate for re-election. Gilbert Gutterson and William IWa honey are seeking his office. Councllmen are also to be .nomin ated. MOOSE WILL INSTALL fc NEW OFFICERS TONffiHT The Loyal order of Moose wilftiold installation of officers for the ensuing year and will initiate a class of can didates into the mysteries of the ord er at the meeting to be held this even ing at the Moose hall. Following the business session a lunch will be serv ed. The officers to be installed tonight are as follows. DictatorG. W. Harnwell. Vice-directorC. K. Foucault. PrelateB. W. Aldrich. TrusteeB. E. Stafford. WOOD BEGINS.SECOND SOUTH DAKOTA TOUR Watertown, S. D., March 16.Maj. Gen'l Leonard Wood, republican can didate for SouthjDakota's presiden tial nomination '.-Kits, begun a second tour of the statlJ^He will speak at Clark. f-''W Gov. Frank'' O. Lowden, Illinois, Hiram Johnson, California and Sen, Miles Poindexter, Washing ton, already have campaigned the state. They may return to the state this week or next for a last minute effort. The primary is met for March 28a week from today. Gen. Wood, will speak at Webster and Aberdeen today, Redfield and Hurun, March 17 Scotland and Mit chell, March 18 Madison and Brook ings, March 19 Pierre, Miller and Higbmore, March 20. The next three days he will spend in the western part of the state. St A.AfeiH' :MsvU WOOD WINS IN LIGHT CAST IN HOUR PRIMARYVOTE 'U .-.v.l ,bi'ii:'\ I ____ piram Johnson Runs Secamd and Hoover Receives Only Eight DELEGATES ARE NAMED O COUNTY CONVENTION Mrs. H. C. Baer elected in First Ward Only Woman Who Will Participate General Leonard Wood was favored by republicans in Bemidji as the pref erential candidate for the presidency in a light vote cast between 7:30 .and 8:30 in the five BemkTji precincts. Leonard Wood received a total of 78 votes, Hiram Johnson received 64, Lowden got 12 and Hoover 8. No preferential vo*e was cast in the fifth ward. Wood carried the first ward 38 to 14 and the second 30 to 23 over Johnson. The latter beat Wood one vote in the third and the fourth was strong with 22 to 6. The fact that such a brief time was allowed for voting in the primaries, to select' delegates to the county con vention, not many turned out. Names of Delegates. First Ward Delegates: Wm. Mc Cuaig, B. Berman, B. W. Lakln, E. F. Netzer, F. S. Arnold, Mrs. H. C. Baer. Presidential preference: Leonard Wood, 38 Hiram Johnson, 14 Frank Lowden, 11 Herbert Hoover, 3. Second Ward delegates: E. R. Ev ans, Xnton Erickson, T. C. Bailey, W. F. Marcum, F. W. Rhoda, Andrew JoUSSpw. Presidential preference:' Leonard Wood, 30 Hiram Johnson, 23 Her bert Hoover, 3 Miles Poindexter, 2 Frank O. Lowden, 1. Third Ward delegates: C. D. Luc as, H. B. Minten, I. B. Olson, George Hays, O. B. Stevens. Presidential preference: Hiram Johnson 5 Leonard Wood, 4 Hardi Jng. 1 Fourth Ward delegates: John Cline, R. B. Lycan, August Bergh, K. K. Roe, Naish McKinnon. Presidential preference: Hiram 'Johnson, 22 Leonard Wood, 6 hoov er, 1. Fifth Ward delegates: Harry R. Jones, Charles Lindahl, Haywood. Presidential preference: Reported no vote. 25 PASSENGERS INJURED WHEN TRAIN DERAILS Oshkosh, Wis., March 16Twenty- five persons were injured when the Northwestern train was derailed be tween here and Fond du Lack. Four cars overturned and one submerged in a swollen creek. No trains are running on account of the high water. Several bridges have col lapsed. NEW GOVERNMENT CANT LAST. SAYS WASHINGTON (By United Press) Washington, D. C, March 16Offi- cial information from Berlin is that the new revolutionary government of Von Kapp has "only a short time to last," it was learned here, It is be lieved that the Von Kapp regime will soon be overthrown and that the old government will return to power. REPORT IS CONFIRMED BANDITS ROB REVENUE OFFICE OF $20,000. (By United Press.) Seattle, Wash., March 16. Two unmasked men held up the cashier of the internal revenue collector's office in the federal building thia morning and robbed the.strong box of $20,000 in currency. The robbers escaped. 1 ^glf*!^ IP I i n .J (By United Press) London, March 16.Dr. Wolfgang von Kapp, leader of the new German revolution has offered to resign as chancellor, thus opening the way for negotiations with the Ebert govern ment, according to a Berlin corres pondent of the Exchange Telegraph route to Stuttgart from Berlin in a company. General Maereker is reported en plane bearing compromise proposals* to the Ebert government, was ex pected to also carry Von Kapp's offer to resign. The French foreign office*^ also confirmed the report of the of-* fer.