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Hl ^p$piw' *$ er- Largest Circuit* tie* i North* MlBBASOta VOLUME XVIII. NO. 211 SCHOOLBOARD HAKESTOUROF INSPECTION Of (Buildings and Classrooms Tv in Readiness for Opening of School Today LCHERS* MEETING ?w HELD THIS MORNING Pupils Assigned Books and Studies Are Mapped Out This Afternoon -Members of the school board of the Bemidji public schools made a tour of inspection yesterday altex noon, visiting all the --city "school buildings and the school farm. The object of the tour was to. become thoroughly acquainted with the work don$- 'during tne summer months in -re3$iarig"t he buildings and putting th&la3S-rdomsin shape for the open ing of the schools today The Central building was first vis ited. Manv changes have been made there in the appearance of the Ul terior The majority oF desks hj|e Afcelfc' renovated, old paint ^removed .and' &ter srelluced and varnished. Where ka' o. lining was done, a much lighter col was applied'than before, making the rooms look cleaner and "brighter. The cooking, sewing and 'ntamial training rooms were also vis ited pud heie a num'ber ot improve ments were found, A new bench has *Tjee*\ constructed for the manual training,,department, and tQols are tmnajpudVred & a'lesult oft the meet ing i^*ae'? sr ^Clea tnruott&"tho building was -Jn ^^^twfer- gtsr4he. nupfts "this after- Visited Sclicol FJWI. The farm was next visited Here the crops and gardens were inspect to see what work ha been done .Continued en Par FiejhO GOVERNOR COXSPEAKS AT FAIR MONDAY. SEPT. 6 St. Paul, Sept. 1.Arrangements "have been completed for Governor James M. Cox, of Ohio, democratic presidential nominee, for his address to the people of the northwest at the Minnesota state fair, Monday, "^September 6. Governor Cox and party will arrive in St. Paul Monday morning at 10:30 a. m. from Milwau kee where the governor speaks Sat urday, September 4, at the closing of -the Wisconsin state fair. Governor Cox will be entertained *fter his arrival until noon by the members of the democratic committee for Minnesota and the state fair ^toard. At twelve o'clock luncheon -Hwill be served on the grounds. At 1:15 he will speak in front of the grand stand. A rest period will fol low at the St. Paul hotel. A reception is planned for 3:30 o'clock. All Minnesota voters, men -An women, are invited to attend~and erect the nominee in the reception ^ins of the hotel.- At 5 o'clock, ^JQovernor Cox will speak in the St. -~PaaJ auditorium, leaving there for the^Hotel Radisson in Minneapolis. Following dinner at the hotel, given state democrats and business men, 'the governor will speak in the Min -neapolis auditorium at 8 o'clock. B0LSHEVIK1 CONTINUE RETREAT BEFORE POLES Warsaw. Sept. 1.Further gains on the northern front are reported in the Polish official communique Pol ish toops occupied Augustowa, west of Grodno, where they were enthusi cally received by the population. The Bolslreviki are continuing to .give way before Polish pressure in "the Bialystok sector, says the com munication. The Poles have occupied Sokolko, Grudek and Narew Quiet prevails in the Bret-Litovsk ysector The Poles are resisting repeated .-efforts of General Budenny's cavalry .^prto break thru near Zamoso in a move ment to encirrle Lemberg Prabo wiec, which was temporarily evacu ated by the Poles has been regain ed in a counter attack. Both the Polish and Russian Soviet delegates plan to resume the peace nf&<- ations wthin a week, probably at Riga, sajs a wireless message from Minsk last night. r* p ^CTT""""' ^^jfc#i3MfflMBSri^SWiK &**:&,*Z*&*^*'*X*^&*^ ^V^-pf^SSw ipwss! GENERAL PERSHING TO TOUR SOUTH AMERICA REPRESENTING WILSON Will Be Return of Visit Made by Dr. Epitacio Pessoa Last Year (By United Press.) Washington, Sept. 1 (by A. L. Bradford).General John J. Persh ing will tour principal countries of -Sooth America this year as the per 2 Wal representative of President Wilson, if the plans of the state de wment -a*e carried out, it was W todayr. Pershing's tri wil-l 'Bsiblty be the return of a visit \*3^ Dr a8 Epitaciop ve Pes L/d, president of Brazil. The real purpose of the proposed tour will be to .-further strengthen the ties be tween the United States and Latin America. FEDERALCOMMISSIONER DISAPPROVES OF PLANS OF BIG MEAT PACKERS Colver Sends in Resignation to President Wilson, It Is Announced '(By United Press.)' pro- Washington, Sept. 1. The posals" of big meat packers to sell their control of principal stock yards -to the thirty thousand holding com panies, met with the disapproval of Federal State Commissioner Colver. The^ league of women voters today in the department of justice indicat ed that the plan cannot be acceptable, although final decision will go to the attorney general. The packers agreed side-tines. held las evening- '(By Uaieja? x. with Colver to divest themselves ot^"* refused t7 give any formal ojMrf- stock yards and so-called unrelated }\on Washington, Sept.'l.Wllfiam dol ver, member of the federal trade io^missis*,.aet^n^is.resignation.- to President Wilson today, it was announced at the white house. (By United Press) Washington, Sept. 1.Federal trade commissioner. Cover, today said he had asked Piesident Wilson not to consider him for re-appoint ment at the expiration of his term of office on September 2 is was announced .that Colver had re signed Earlier^1 REPlPtUCAN GOVERNORSHIP NOMINATION BETWEEN TWO (By United Press) Detroit, .Mich Sept 1.The re publican gubernatorial nomination in Michigan appeared to lie between Milo D. Campbeh and A J. Groes beck today. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ARNERAUK WERE HELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON Ceremonies Were Held With Military Honors at the Synod Lutheran Church Shevlin, Sept. 1 (Special to Pioneer) Funeral services were held at the Synod Lutheran church on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock for Arne Rauk, son of Mr and Mrs. L. Rauk of Shevlin. Rev Sorenson officiated, at the church and at the grave. The remains arrived here Friday morning under the militay escort of Private King, of the U. S army, and were met by a delegation of fooyhood friends and service men. Service men accompanied the body to the Synod church where it was kept until the funeral. Arne Rauk left Bagley on June 28th, 1918, to lend his services to his country He was assigned to the 331st field artillery, Battery D, in which division he remained thruout his service After completing his training he was ordered overseas with his detachment Shortly after he became ill with pneumonia, dying five days after arriving Burial was made in Liverpool and only recently were the remains disinterred and pre pared for shipment to Shevlin High ly esteemed by all who knew him, news of his death came as a shock to the entire community. In connection with the services Saturday afternoon the following boyhood friends and service men act ed as pall bear#rs Harry Gordon, Lloyd Foster, Fred Steimpges, Ches ter Burfield and Alf Rain Another group of service men acted as a fir ing squad in final tribute at the grave BEMIDJ I DAILY PIONE LEGISLATURE HAS Th Pionr a Member cf th UniUd Prw Lsese* Wir* ServiceToday'* World Nw. Today BEMIDJI, MINN., WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPT.. I, 1920 eilDJI PUBLI SCHOOL S OPE N WOMENVOTERS NOWANNOUNCE CAMPAIGN FOR ANOTHERSTATE Will Extend Fight to State of Connecticut for Its Ratification BEEN CALLED TOGETHER After Connecticut Ratifies Amendment Tennessee Will Not Change Validity (By United Press.) Washington, Sept. 1. Suffrage leaders today announced they will start a vigorous campaign to get Connecticut to ratify the nipeteenth amendment granting national fran chise to women. The national league of women voters intend to push the Connecticut fight, although its officials said they believed the at tempt by the Tennessee lower house to rescind previous favorable action will not stand. The national women's party, after preparing to join in the Connecticut fight, changed itsspians, according** word from Alice Paul, who is yM New York, it was learned. According to word here, Governor Holcombe has called a special session of the Connecticut legislature." Officials of the department^ of jus^' a^on in Tennessee yr erday but sai& tftere^was n6 dot that after Connecticut ratified tHs^* becaus ^uluth, Sept. 1.Four members of the Duluth police department yester day took the stand in district court to identify Henry Stephenson, charged with murder and riot in the lynching of three negroes here June.' 15. The state claimed it won a point when Nate Natelson, himself a de fendant, took the stand to testify against Stephenson. The state's case received a setback when J. N. Nystrom, after testifying that Stephenson had been the first man to enter the dotfrs of headquar ters station after the police were overpowered, was unable to identify the defendant. The trial of William Rozon, charged with instigating a riot, began also. When the jury in Judge H. A. Dancer's court room was completed after the examination of twenty-four men, twelve of whom were rejected, Sergeant Oscar Olson of the Duluth police force was the first witness called. He was still on the stand when court adjourned at 5 o'clock. Judge W. A. Cant's court yesterday adjourned without completing a jury for the trial of Leonard Sheldon, charged with instigating a riot. Nine jurors had been sworn in. **x&!*^ RATIFICATION Of AMENDMENT IS RESCINDED BYTENNESSEE Vote Taken Late Yesterday Surprises Suffragists and Officials BELIEVE ACTION WILL CAUSE N O CHANGE A ALL Best Legal Opinion Is That Tennessee Cannot Withdraw Its Ratification (By United Press.) Washington, Sept. 1.The action of the Tennessee house late yester day in voting to rescind its ratifica tiqn of the federal suffrage amend ment, surprised suffragists and gov ernment officials who are studying the possible effects of the action to day. .^Although there is no precedent for thfe situation which has been created, most of them are of the opinion that thb action will have no effect what ever. It was pointed out that the Tennessee ratification had come to Washington or had been approved a that the amendment had been proclaimed by Secretary of State C&Hby. Courts, according to govern ment heads, are usually reluctant to g6? behind an action of this kind. he best legal opinion here was Tennessee cannot withdraw rati 10 amendment it would make no differ^ been finally settled. Thei Ten- ence-Whether the"Tennessee, actio*lessee house of representatives late ence -whethe the"Tjennessee actio] was held valid or invalid.^ TJiefhesF\ taney' of the officiality giVe. an pins that"they expected a request for one front the president,, TESTIMONY IN DULUTH LYNCH CASE IS TAKEN I although the question has yesterday voted 47 to i\, with 20 not Voting, to concur, with the action of ne senate ttr ratifying the amend ment, & (By United Press.) New York, Sept. 1.The national league of women voters, conferring dyer the action of the anti-suffragists in the Tennessee legislature in re scinding that state's ratification of the suffrage amendment as illegal,! began lining up its suffrage majority among the Tennessee assembly. The, women are preparing for a continua tion of the battle. MAIL PLANE OFFICERS KILLED IN FALL TODAY (By United Pies) Morristown, N. September 1. Two officers of a mail plane were killed when their plane fell here to day The weie Gustav Pierson, of Troy. Idaho, and Miller, one of oldest aeroplane pilots. Explosion of the gasoline tank started the fire when the machine hit the ground and burn ied the bodies beyond recognition. I The plane was bound from New York 0 rhica S LABOR DAY PROCLAMATION One of the holidays set apart by the national and state law for general observance is Labor Day, and no holiday is more typically American, and this day is calculated to bring our people to a serious realization of the rights, duties and privileges of the American people. Upon the workman in the shop, factory and on the farm depends for weal or woe the structure of civilization, and it is in this degree that man secures his rights, and as he performs the duties which fall to his lot progress is made among things that insure to our country's greatness and moral welfare. Knowing that the nation possesses no better asset than men and women who ,earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, there is nothing more fitting than on this day we should lay aside our everyday employment and join in a proper and fitting celebration. Now, therefore, I, L. F. Johnson, mayor of the City of Bemidji, Minnesota, do hereby designate and set apart Monday, September Sixth, Nineteen Hundred Twenty, as Labor Day, and ask that all our people join and make it a day of cheer and enjoyment. I would ask that all our workshops, factories and mills be closed for the day, and would ask that all business places be closed between the hours of 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. L. F. JOHNSON, Mayor. FIREMEN CALLED TO BIRCHMONT THIS MORNING A fire starting from the kitchen lange at Birchmont hotel ut 10.30 this morning called the Bemidji Fire department to extinguish the blaze. Very little damage was done since the fire was quickly put out The fire truck was not taken to Birchmont, the firemen making the trrp in touring cars **w*sM^H8WMxr HARDING AND HARMONY' IS SLOGAN NOW BEING USED BY REPUBLICANS Harding's Friends Declare He Has Made His Party a Solid Unit (By United Press) Marion, Ohio, Sept. 1. (By Ray mond Clapper.)Warren G. Hard ing is making headway toward put ting into effect the campaign slogan, "Harding and Harmony," according to political observers here today re viewing the political progress of the republican campaign Harding went into the campaign with two possible schisms in the par tyone of the league and one of the progressives who failed to nominate their candidate at Chicago In both cases Harding's friends here declared he has sealed up the ciacks and made his party a solid unit. GIRL TURNS HER BACK ON MOTHER AND AUNT FOR MAN SHE WANTS Amount of Pleading Able to Change the Girl's Mind going* ba7k"toTndia^^^ Mrs. Cooper, Daniels met her daugh-! ter in New Jersey a year ago. To' COUNTY ADVISORY BOARD At a meeting held Monday after noon in the City hall building an ad visorv board was selected for Bel trami county to act in conjunction visory board in its work. The Salva tion Army has undertaken a survey of the state with a view to ascer in the center in which he is stationed and it is hard for him to learn all of the details in connection with cases which come up from time to, time throughout the county. It is for1 the purpose of supplementing his Harris, E. H. Marcum, L. A. Ward,'* G. M. Torrance, E. A. Barker, E. H.' fa, Bagby, A. D. Johnson and'G. W.'?* Harnwell I other towns and villages of the jft county. WOMAN PHONE OWNER WANTS TO CLOSE UP (By United Press) Cambria, Cal Sept 1 Cambria's telephone system wants to suspend operations Its owner and general manager, Mrs Guerra, has petitioned the itate railroad commission to peimit her to discontinue service to her 114 subscribers. She sets forth she is 65 years old in poor health and is un able to get competent help Mrs Giierra's rates are 50 cents a month for subscribers Turnishing their own instruments, and 51 a month if she installs her own out fit WEATHER REPORT (By United Press) Minnesota weather Partlv cloudy and somewhat unsettled tonight and Thursday Not much change in tem perature. CHAIRMANSETS COX-ROOSEVELT CAMPAIGNFUND AT 2 MILLION N Amoun of Pleadin Is democratic national committee, today told the senate flush expenditures in vestigating committee that he had fixed $2,000,000 as the cost of the Cox-Roosevelt campaign. White de~ (By United Press.) nied that at any time the democrats Chicago, Aug. 31.All the thrills had planned to raise from five to of fictional romance were furnished tenTmillions twenty-year-old Sarah Francis Cooper todaypursuit, detectives and horse whipping, for the man of her choice in a police station to choose between White Denies That at Any Time, Democrats Planned Larger Sum COX AND POMERINE CONFER THIS MORNI NG Senator Would Not Disclose Developments Until AH Testimony Is In (By United Press.) Chicago, Sept. 1 (by L. C. Martin). George White, chairman of the Tu Walk r) mother or with the man she wanted, with Senator Pomenne, of H. R. Daniels, age 20. According to 0hl rob be break up the engagement which fol-, unexpectedlty thu, morning, lowed, she was sent to California,' then to Minneapolis. There her plans D?entsenatoe wer the reaso fort his trip,g to elope with Daniels to New York Th were learned by her aunt. The tears member of theihcommittee he did not of the mother'and aunt had no effect on the girl and she left on Daniels', developments of the investigation arm to be married tomorrow. Daniols, sible comfort. He is connected with Chicago, Sept 1 (by L. C. Martin)* a fashionable magazine there, also,"The democratic national commit- with, the S. W. Strauss company of tee has collected to date only $05,000 New York for its national campaignitsiund i muchn depends on 3mall contributions CAI ATIAW ADMV rilAAClTC 8ai taming the conditions as to general *h welfare work among the various counties work. It is felt that the local army 2 officer has many matters to look after $2,000,000,s" testifiedhatoday exac _".. board their opinions relative to the' White, unperturbed heaetv various questions of general welfare hl no appeal anGeorgedhad White, chairman of the ,d S2& con (By United Press.) o tod Columbus, O.r,nSept. 1 (by Herbert on senate campa^n fund Chicago. Pomenne, mem- the committee arriveai here ,aine tha important legal engage-extbu explainedn tha bein a Justified commenting on the 1 testimony ip taken untl 1 R1 makes $18,000 a year and said he "SL /*'-& S^Zj. could support his bride in every pos-. Unite~T~ Press.) remainder of 0 bri OALf A HUN AIUul tnUUijCO estimated at th budget,dan committee,otsdnuf beforeo the senate flush mad and committee. hinvestigatin,g antd that thereWhite denc8 bu th,e a de ce Wbl was llot organization to raise money, and bee un bl ba with the Salvation Army state ad- various party bureaus because there are no funds to allot. "We are in seriounsc need," said White0.l Thtetuesnappedn ernin fox's republica members mite fire fs,?abilit'ay ue es o-f questions at republicans had sin '"b rat.P co h,t ta char This work can better be done, it is wter interests and were conspiring to thought, if there is a local advisory buy their under-hold on the govern- board who can place before the state. me believed firmly imn Questionersb, repliedbyothel al of the "i Co o-f 0 toe prove'xall hishcharges,alonnev Governor\ Co and 8 ha said, but I have the confidence in Cox.' fu ^barging that both the tn Jerrard, N. E. Given, Chas. Warfield, I thet same invisible' forces*and we aug- Isted W Deputy O.'^ tna es dt?}*r mat Dubli tha G. W." Harnwell was chosen as 'parties wins government during chairman of the board. Other associ-, the next four years, will remain ate members were selected for the' a nd th an republicanbeinear democratic compaigns work that the board is asked to act. financed by Wall Street, Parly P. The local members of the board Christiansen, the presidentiaspoke nomineehe named were: W. L. Brooks, J. E. the farmer-labor party, 0 the committee. "Both parties,"brmatte Christiansen were controlled committee as a county in whic"hn of these" two- the the combined capital manufacturerit who have been masters of the government con tinuously for thirty years." PUBLIC RECEPTION FOR TEACHERS FRIDAY NIGHT A reception for the teachers of the Bemidji public schools will be held by the Civic and Commerce association at the City building on Friday even ing beginning at 8:30 o'clock and the general public is most cordially invited to be present to receive the teachers. Invitations have been sent to the teachers by Mrs. Leila Sanborn, sec retary of the association, w"ho has announced that the public is asked to be present. A program of music and interesting talks has been arranged and a very enjoyable evening is assured all who attend. Light refreshments will be. served. Girl graduates of the Bemidji high school of the class of 1920 will act as a reception committee.