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LargMt Ciicvla- tioa la NordMfa Minnesota VOLUME XVIII. NO. 210 HARD1NCTODAY ^A YS NATION'S PROBLEMIS TO OPENUPUNDS Reclamation of Arid Lands in West Is Advocated by Nominee Today SPEAKS TO WESTERN GOVERNO RS A MARION Draws Parallel Between Condi- tions Now and Following Close of Civil War (By United Press.) Marion, O., Aug. 31 (by Raymond Clapper).Reclamation of the arid lands of the West and throwing them open to the people of the nation pro tected from monopolistic control, ^probably will be advocated by Senator Warren G. Harding in his speech to western governors here today. Harding was expected to draw a parallel between conditions now and those following the civil war when the nation's energy turned to devlop ment of the middle west. Now the nation's problem is to reclaim the amUions of waste acres in the moun tain region and to provide field for this new development. NATIONAL GUARD HELD IN READINESS IN OKLAHOMA Race Riots Feared as Outcome of Lynching of Negro Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 30. Directions that all national guard unirs in Oklahoma City be hel* in xeadiness for duty on connection with possible rack trouble growing out of the lynching of Claude Chandler, a negro here Sunday night, were issued late Monday by Adjutant General C. F. Barrett. Charging that the sheriffs of Tulsa-ftents.. and Oklohonia counties, where lynch ings occurred Saturday and Sunday nights, were "in collision ^ith the leaders of the mob or else were "whol ly unmindful or physically afraid to discharge the duties of their offices. Governor Robertson sent a letter to the attorney general's department Monday directing that immediate v, i fi,^ CsheriffOs K^ steps be taken to remove the from office. General Barrett's order W i day of rumors concerning threatened l",. "d clash between whites and negroes as a result of the lynching Chandler was arrested Saturday following a raid upon an alleged moonshine still near Arcada. Okla., in which Stanton Wleiss, a federal prohibition omcer: Homer Adrean, a deputy sheriff, and Charles Chandler, father of Claude Chandler were killed. TRIALS OF THREE BEGAN IN DULUTH CONNECTION WITH THE JUNE LYNCHING Duluth, Minn., Aug. 31.Trials of three of the twenty-one men charged -with murder and rioting in connec tion with the lynching of three negro _,circus hands here on June 15, began .^3n the district courts here yesterday. 1 Twelve jurors were accepted in the case against Harry Stephenson and ng of testimony started. In an sr court room seven jurors were lined to try Leonard Hedman, le in a third court eight jurors accepted in the case against William Rosen. BAD STRIP OF JEFFERSON HIGHWAY IS IMPROVED Rert Lake Falls, Aug. 31.Traffic along the Jefferson highway will no longer be diverted because of a bad stretch of road between Clearbrook and Bagley in Clearwater countv. be cause the road is now in good condi tion and will be properly marked, ac cording to a report made by a com mittee from the Red Lake County Automobile club, consisting of E Healy. chairman of the good roads 'committee E. G. Rupe George Hennings and S E Hunt, accom panied by Countv Engineer E. Pal- mer.- This party went over the route between Red Lake Falls and Bagley Monday and Tuesdav and held meet with business men at Gonvick. Tearbrook and Baglev The old markings between Cleanbrook and Bagley had not been changed to the new road which has recently been constructed between these two towns and which is in fair condition. The new route was designated bv General Manacer Clarkson of the Jeffer son Highway association last fall aft er considerable controversy with Clearwater county people, but it ap pears that the new road was never marked prior to this week. AS! Paublm froimg STlittn LIGHT CHANGED. TO REQUEST Committee Appointed to In- vestigate Condition of Be- midji Gas Co. Soon A delegation of Third street prop erty owners and business men wait ed on the city council in regular session last evening and presented a substantial argument for a change in the plans for the whiteway light ing system as proposed for that street. As a result the council took such action as is necessary to make the changes as requested and Third street will be allotted six additional lights. Work of cutting a trough for the cable along the edge of the sidewalks has already been begun by Naylor Electric company and the installation of the lamps and cables will be done as quickly as possible. James L. George, of the Bemidji Gas company, presented a request to the council that a committee from that body be appointed to investigate the condition of the company and to make a report as to whether it was advisable that a change be made in the franchise to allow the company to charge, a higher rate for gas con sumption/ A committee consisting of Alder men Boyce, Carlson and Carver was appointed and within the next few days will make the investigation as requested and will report to the council at the next meeting. Mr. George stated, that the com pany is losing a large sum each month and that something must be done to correct this within a very short time. Gas is costing the company at pres ent nearly 25 cents per hundred feet being charged costing $75 per week now as com pared to' $21 a week at that time, at the plant only. Office expense has been* figured separately. The price pf supplies necessary in the manufac ture of gas has more than doubled and the only increase which the com pany has made in its rates is the in crease from 15 cents to 18 cents made last May, says Mr. George. Bids for repairing and overhauling the city jail were opened and read, btr^*ndne were accepted. It was ordered that bids be readvertised. A communication from the Civic and Community club relative to regu lating public aJ leave of absence to attend the fire CALIFORNIA V\Ht MAY chief convention to be held at St. September 13 to 18, upon a request. In additio,nar tdo W the matters ^J! attended to numberoutine of bills were pai oere ^.jamA -m,iA an allowe LOS ANGELES VOTES ON WAR MEMORIAL TODAY ASSOCIATION TO HEAR DETAILSOF NORTH TRIP Judge C. W Stanton and-others who made the trip to Grygla and the north country will make a resume of the trip and their experiences at the meeting of the Bemidji Civic and Commerce Association to be held to morrow following the noon-day luncheon. An interesting program has been arranged and every member is urged to be present if possible. For the luncheon an excellent menu is being arranged. Directors of the Association met this noon at luncheon and disposed of routine business matters. KUBAN EXPEDITION IS and only 18 cents is the consumer. A year ago the costj Paris, Aug. 31.Polish delegates of production was only about one- have returned to Warsaw from Minsk third what it is today, labor required and the Russo-Polish armistice nego MIDJ I DAILY HONE The Pioo Mombor of tlw UaiUd Pnu-Umd Win SoroiooTod.r'o World Now. Td*r BEMIDJI, MINN., TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31, 1920 FIGHTING HAS BEENRESDMED ALONG ENTIRE POLISH FRONT General Wrangel' as Suffered Crushing Defeat on Two Army Fronts WIPED OUT ENTIRELY Crimean Forces Have Been Battered Up on Peninsula, Say Communique (By United Press.) Moscow, Aug. 31 (via wireless to London, Aug. 30).General Wrangel has suffered a crushing defeat on two fronts in the Black sea theatre of war, according to an official state ment issued here today. Wrangel's Kuban expedition lias been wiped out, the communique said, while his Crim ean forces have been battered up on the peninsula. Another communique described the battle on the Polish front, indicating resumption of fight ing along practically the entire line. (By United Press.) tiations will be resumed in Riga next week, according to reports received from Warsaw today. ALARMED AT STOCK SHIPMENTS FROM WESTERN RANCHES (By United Press.) St. Paul, Aug. 31.Alarmed over the shipping of thousands of head of young and breeding stock from west ern ranches, live stock men met here dances was read and' today to discuss the situation. They City "Attorney Huffman instructed to fear a gradual decline of meat pro- draft a resolution covering the con- ducts unless the situation is changed. ts I Condition are forcing live stock Court reports for the week ending, breeders to dispose of young and August 23 were read and approved, breeding stock rather than feed them A total of $202.92 was collected in' through the winter months. Feed municipal court during the week in loans are contemplated. fines. Fire Chief C. S. Dailey was granted. 1PAm VATP U1V CAUSE ILL FEEING (By United Press.) Washington, Aug. 31 (by A. L. Bradford).Secretary of State Colby proposed legislation prohibiting land holding by the Japanese will cause a wave of anti-American sentiment in (By United Press.) Japan, it was learned. Los Angeles, Aug. 31.Financing While Colby and Shidehara refuse of two great civic projects, a war to reveal the nature of the conversa- memorial auditorium and a coliseum, Ltion constantly going on between' ed a warehouse here today in an er- was being considered by Los Angeles them, it is known both governments foit to get 160,000 gallons of liquor citizens today, voting on a proposed are alarmed over the prospect of Cali- $5,000,000 bond issue. fornia passing such a measure. The first of the two issues on the primary ballot calls for the erection 6f a memorial auditorium to cost $4,- 100,000 and to contain 13,451 seats,' or one for every Los Angeles man enlisting the .army ,navy or marine corps during the world war. Thei second project proposes erection of a Coliseum in Exposition park to cost $900,000 and, to seat 75,000 persons, to be used for entertainments and athletic contests. The citizen's committee, backer of both projects, declared both will be passed by large majorities. "The war memorial auditorium will be the nation's greatest war memo- rial," Sylvester L. Weaver, chairman of the committee, declared. "It will house headquarters -for war veterans' organizations, civic community cen ters, and convention headquarters. "The coliseum will be the world's largest amphitheater, and will pro vide a perfect place for staging the next Olympiad," Weaver said. Plans are already under way to bring the 1924 Olympic games to this city, he said. RESUHPTIONOF BFJi ASTRIOTS CALLSMARTUL LAWTHISNOON Rioting Causes Death List of Ten and Injuries to Two Hundred Persons FATALITIES MAY INCREASE LATER Reports Indicate Disorder Arose FromSpread of Polit- ical, Religious Differences (By United Press.) Belfast, Aug. 31.Martial law was declared in Belfast at noon today. Rioting which broke out between Orangemen and Catholics last week had been practically continuous for twenty-four hours, and was growing in intensity. The death list was ten and with many of the two hundred wounded in hospitals in pitiful condi tion, it was believed the fatalities would be materially increased. Re ports received here indicate that dis order growing out of political and religious differences were spreading throughout Ireland. PLANS BEING MADE (OR LABOR CELEBRATION The Labor Unions of Bemidji ex tend an earnest invitation to every person in Bemidji to,attend and take a part in labor's national holiday, parade and picnic on Monday, Sep tember 6. All kinds of vehicles will make up the parade, which will form at 9:30 to 10:00 a. m. and start from the City. hall. Tfis program will appear in The Pioneer and' will also be distributed in circular form. Let's all unite and make Bemidji's first Labor Day cele bration a record-breaker for attend ance and good cheer. BEMIDJI LABOR UNIONS. Per J. T. Davis, C. K. Foucault, C. M. Booth, Executive Committee. GRIFFIN DEFEATS HART IN TENNIS CONTEST (By United Press) Forest Hills, N. Y., Aug. 31 Clar ence J. Griffin of San Francisco, de feated Richard Hart of Boston, in the secon5d has been told by Ambassador Shide-I tennis championship here today, 6-2 hara that enactment in California of, round of the national singles 7" THIEVES FRUSTRATED BY STRONG STEEL DOORS Chicago Aug. 31 Thieves storm- stoied within, but the steel doors withstood the blasts. Little Johnny Spendthrift, Jr. ANNUAL MEETING OF BEMIDJI BUILDING AND LOANASSOCIATION G. E. Carson Elected President D. L. Stanton, Geo. W Rhea and J. P. Lahr Officers At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Bemidji Building and Loan association, F. S. Lycan, G. E. Carson, D. L. Stanton, E. W. Johnson, J. L. George, J. P. Lahr, W. N. Bowser, Geo. E. Kreatz, E. F. Netzer, Geo. W. Rhea and M. W. Deputy were elected as directors of the association for the ensuing year. The directors elected G. E. Carson, president D. L. Stanton, vice-presi dent Geo. W. Rhea, treasurer, and J. P. Lahr, secretary. The Bemidji Building and Loan association was organized in August, 1910, and now has eighty-three mem bers holding 1,801 shares of stock issued in twenty-five different series. This installment stock is paid for at the rate of 50 cents per share each month. A loan of $1,000 made on ten shares of stock is paid for at the rate of $16 per month for a period of one hundred .months. The first series has reached its ma turity and the stock is now being paid off at the rate of $103.25 per share, having been in force for 118 months. Fifty cents a month saved for a period of 118 months has accumulated a total amount of $103.25, which would be $59 actually paid in and earnings amounting to $44.25. The association furnishes the money for the building or purchasing of homes on the easy payment plan. There are forty-two borrowing mem bers on its list of stockholders with a total amount of loans now in force reaching $41,750. Building associations are under the direct supervision of the banking de partment of the state, its books and records being examined by an exam iner of that department twice a year. This assures the investor ample pro tection for moneys paid in on stock. The issuing' of two hundred shares of stock in the twenty-sixth series was authorized by the board of di rectors at this meeting, subscriptions for which are now being taken by the secretary. SAItAII BEPwKIIART III Paris, Aug. 31Sarah Bernhart, the actress is suffering from conges tion of the Jungs a'nd an influnima tion of the kidneys and is confined i to her bed. Her -illness is due to a motor trip she took a few dnvs ago from her summer home at Belle Isle to Paris. REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN FUND TOTALS $4,887,500 (By United Press) Chicago, August 31. (By L. Martin.)The quotas as assigned to the various states by the republican national committee, for the 1920 campaign, totals ?4,87,500, Fred Up-' ham, treasuier, disclosed before the' United States senate investigating campaign committee. This sum, it was declared, represented every pen ny the republicans had at any time planned to collect and really repre sented at the time it was arranged, about twice the amount the party leaders expected to raise. The quotas were fixed early in 1919, Upham said, while the $3,079,00 under which the party is operating was not adopted until July, 1920. 4 45c PER MONTH. EXPLAINSUSES OFREPUBLICAN W DONATED FORCAMPAIGN Treasurer of National Commit- tee Reports Today to Com- mittee on Investigation TOTAL O $1,308,820.65 IN CASH OR PLEDGES Also Presented Detailed State- ment of Party's Finances to Present Time Chicago, Aug. 31. (By L. C. Mar tin )The republican party's treas ury has gathered a total of $1,308,- 820 65 in cash or pledges since the convention in June, 'Fred Upham, treasurer of the national committee disclosed today before the senate campaign fund investigating commit- Upham said $39 9,241.78 of this was or will be used tor state funds and not for the work of the national committee. Cash coining in since June 14 amounted to $618,413.54, Upham said. Uncollected pledges tolled $291,665 33. Of -J last item Uphnm said $200,000 will be for the use ol the national committee and the remainder for the state commit tee HP submitted to the committee a bound volume two incres thick con taining the names of 12,000 contrib utors ince June. Of these he said each lirve given more man $1,000 but none more than $2,500. Among the unpaid pledges he saia were two for $5,000. He mho presented a detailed state ment of the party's finances and showed in adition to the figures given that the national committee has jor rowetl $360,000. He said all of these loans were made in the usual manner and "Not a penny represents any un derwriting of this campaign commit tee The Nntional committee has in stiucted him to lend $200,000 to the republican senatorial campaign com mittee and $500,000 to the congres sional campaign committee if they needed it These loans must be re paid, he said "Where will those committees get the money to pay the loans?" asked Senator Reed "From the remiMirjns I pue-ss" said Up ham "This means then tint we must add $700,000 to vour campaign fund, total given us by Mr. Hays," sal* Reed. Upham explained he did not expect to lend either committee the total sum allocated to them. He also add ed "$100,000 of the congressional committee's fund is not to be loaned until after the election. It is for next year's congressional election." STATE NORMAL SCHOOL WILL OPENTUB., SEPT. 7 Enrollment of students in the reg ular classes at the State Normal school will occur next Tuesday, Sep tember 7th from nine a m. until five p. m. Local students desiring to make ar rangements for high school or normal school work before the above enroll ment day can see President Deputy In his office any day between nine and four o'clock Students will ibe admitted to San ford hall on Monday but the first meal will not be served until Tues day noon. Elementary School. In the elementary department of the Normal school children's classes will be formed this year in the kind-* ergarten and first five grades. The children in these classes will meet promptly at nine o'clock, Tuesday morning, September 7th. Those in attendance last year who indicated at the close of the school year that they would return this year will retain their places if present on Tuesday morning and others on the waiting list will be affmltted to the proper grade In the order of their ap plication as long as there is room Those who can not be admitted at first will be notified when vacancies occur. Students Desire Places to Work for. Room and Board. Those who desire to give girls at tending Normal school an opportun ity to earn room and board should no tify President M. W Deputy or th Dean of Women, Mrs. Grace B. Thacker. W. DEPUTY, President. 'BABE" RUTH FILES SUIT AGAINST MOVIE CONCERNS New York, Aug- 31.George Her man, "Babe" Ruth, has filed a suit for $1,000,000 damages against a movie concern and five vaudeville theatres, charging infringement upon exclusive rights to a motion picture in which he appeared, it was learned today. ,5 1 ftwi' j"