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VOLUME XVIII. NO. 258
ST10NYOF
IM1N0V1KIS
HE&RDBYJURY
Only Eye-Witness to Shooting
of Fenton Is Heard in
Miller Trial
IMPORTANT
ARE GIVE, RING
Conversation With i
ter Shooting Is Told
ness Stand by Simin
Testimony was given in the
murder case yesterday afternot
J. F. Johnson, deputy coroner at -u-
dette B. R. Burrows, undertaker
W. C. Montgomery, a mechanic in
the garage wher, Fenton worked in
Baudiette last summer and, the, ,M
"Three." "That's right," said Rob
ert. "He fired two and we fired one."
which^he did, the Millers
behind him By the me Siminovik
1 ^iif
,L
for
1,
TELEPHONECOMPANY
RENEWS RATE FIGHT
Court to Restrain Denial
of Rate Raise
(By United Press)
St Paul, Feb. 19 The Tri-State
Telephone company today renewed
its fight for higher rates in Minne
sota. The company filed a petition
with theUnited States District court
for an injunction restraining the
state railway and warehouse commis
sion from enforcing its decision deny
ing the company the right to in
crease its rates.
When the commission's decision
was announced, Commissioner Put
nam issued a statement explaining
why he diesented from the ruling. He
claimed th decision was not consti
tutional. Commissioners Jacobsoh
and Mills concurred in refusing
both the Tri-State and Northwestern
companies permission to increase
rates. CARUSO SPENDS BEST
MIGHT SINCE RELAPSE
A
wfcere tne man was shot. The dis- Akeley and Cass Lake. The local
tance between the stack at which High School Girls'Glee club gave two
Siminovik was working and the place selections which were well received
Fenton fell was stated to have been and the High School orchestra al-o
about two hundred and eighty feet added to the program. Judges were
and the two stacks at which Simin- Miss Jessie Bnnggold of Grand Rap-
ovik and the Millers were working ids, Miss Frances Lapham of Deer
were about two hundred and forty River and Superintendent G. H.
feet apart. Siminovik stated he had Sandbury of Crookston
a clear.unobstructed view of all par?
ties.
After going home the Miller broth
ers together with the wife and fam
ily of 'Robert Miller went to C. R.
Crabtree's farm and told of the shoot
ing in the afternoon. Crabtree is
theInH constable" townshipwerh
n^i^^itr'a tn
er
Hnv IA,
rtt
K.I 111..L rf.i-:,.* the success of the dinner. Many
Petition Filed With District
New York, Feb. 19_"Caruso spent Mr Gillilan promisea1 to furnish
the very best night since his relapse!an entertaining and ^ructive_ pro-
and he is sleeping peacefully," Dr. gram and the club urges that^ the
Francis Murray announced at 8:00 a I public take advantage of this oppor-
jn. today.
7
%r^Cf%k^'^%
RECRUITS WANTED FOR
NAVAL MILITIA RANKS
Lieutenant Barker to Receive
Enlistments at Commercial
Club Wednesday
Lieutenant E. A. Barker of the
Fifth division, Minnesota Naval Mil
itia, announces that on JVednesday,
February 23, he will be at the Civic
and Commerce- association rooms
from 3 to 5 o'clock to accept enlist
ments in the naval militia. There
are now^35 members in the Bemidji
company and Lieut. Barker wishes
to recruit the numbers up to 55.
He wishes to get about twenty more
Af- enlisted men.
Committees will be appointed out
of the present membership to assist
in recruiting. It is desired that the
full strength be recruited at once
so that arrangement may be made to
have uniforms ordered and on hand
Jor the foryial opening of the iBemidji
armory. The social life of the com
pany will be started as soon as the
armory is opened and it is expected
that there will be many attractions
state's star witness, Nlcholais Simin- activities arB carted.
ovik, the only known eye witness of TheioUws present roster of the company
the shootine \iB
a
testimony of SiminW* was Batchelder, I. H. Boyce, Max Cros-
the most important offered by the ft}J^SuT Paul Or^SX'
state, in as much as he was the only AHsn J., Funk, Paul H., Greguson,
man beside the Millers who actually ^^'^^Z, H?'
saw the shooting. Siminovlk testl- Harry gulett Oliver BHur-
fled that he was loading hay at a locker, S. ^Larson Christie
st.ck between two and thr^e hundred McDougal, Duncan R^*?
feet from the stack at which the Olson, Ernest Opsahl Morris
Miller boys were working and upon Peterson. Harry O. Presser Maurice
looking up front the stack around M. Raco. Charles A. Richardson,
which he had been shoveling snow, Ralph A. Riggs Percy H. iRipple
he observed a man coming on/skiis f^^
members after the regular
ar started
Bartholomae, E. W.
J\g?*'^Z%
toward the stack of hay -where the Senear Orville Stevens Alford
Miller brothers were working. He Tharaldson A. Tharaldson, H.
stated the man was-carrying his J^jj J'-Tilleu 'r
rifle in his right hand, with tne Wilson, J. R, Yillets,
rifle swinging by his right side. A Vernon F., Riley, J.,
shot rang out from a rifle, the sound Earl J.
of which seamed to come from the|
west or over where the men were
loading hay. The man on sklis con
tinued to walk on still carrying his
gun in his right hand and in a mo
ment a second shot was heard from
the same direction as the first. As
this shot was fired, Fenton tottered Lester Smith of the local high
backward but regained his position school, on the subject, *'A Vision of
and continued walking a few steps War," was awarded first place in the
when a third bhot rang out and Fen- oratorical contest at the Methodist
ten fell forward on the snow. church last night. In winning first
Siminoyik ran over to where the place, he is given the honor of rep-
Millers wpre standing behind the bay resenting the district at Macalester
lead and was immediately asked by the state-wide contest. Miss Ragn-
Robert, "How many shots did you hJUi Moe, also of the Bemidji school,
heajr?" to which Siminovik replied, wo
ftecond
contesfc
on
Siminovik was then told by the Mil- Blackducb high school was award-
ers to get his teamJ home, 1
0
thei
The other schools represented wqre
CAFETERIA LUNCHEON
IS LARGELY ATTENDED
The cafeteria luncheon given last
evening in the Civic and Commerce
M/ Ithath oXrT rooms by the ladies of the Civic and
much^exened ovSVSooSg. Con5ty club was very largely at
going home from the meadow, hob-/
ert Miller asked Siminovik to drive
behind his sleigh a,nd even had
George stand in front of Siminovilc's
team to keep them back. Simino
vik pulled' out from behind the
(Continuea on Page 6)
tended and was a splendid success in
every1
way. The luncheon commit
tee was taxed to its utmost to pro
vide for all who came.
The net proceeds of the dinner
were $100.60. The committee on
arrangements consisting of Mrs. H.
Basmussen, chairman Mrs. Earle
Barker, Mrs. Leila Sanborn, Mrs.
Charles Nangle and Mrs. Harry
Bridgeman desire to convey their ap
preciation to all the members and
friends of the club who so generous
ly contributed in many ways towards
contri ted eatables and others their
services in their various capacities,
all of which were much appreciated
HAN JUMPS ON RUNNING
BOARD AND SHOOTS DRIVER
(By United Press)
St. Paul, Feb. 19Joseph Claus,
33, is dying with a bullet in his head.
Police believe he had been double
crossed by a moonshine customer. A
man jumped on the running board
of his automobile last night and fired
the shot. Police found a quantity of
moonshine in the automobile and a
greater quantity in Claus' home.
STRICKLAND GLULAN
SPEAKS HERE WEDNESDAY
Strickland W. Gillilan, America's
greatest poet humorist, will appear
on the program for the last number
of the Lyceum course held by the
VV6man's Study club, at the Metho
dist church on Wednesday, February
23, at 8 o'clock.
tunity to hear him.
f$vf#g,ji
50
Lamson,
Thurber,
LOCAL SPEAKER WINS
ORATORICAL CONTEST
place in the declamatory
Her subject was "The Swan
fa declamatory con-s |testfirgtits^ representative being Mis
mm
S?i imLJSSl htsSfce on theirr| Second place in the oratoricale contest
Gean
ftre was awarded to Fre Nernk if
uAu .u^ {ii^, Park Rapids on "John Adams Favor-
The stack at which the Millers I T^AJL^A**,**.
were loading hay was about two mg Independence,
hundred W fifty feet from the spot
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6RANP
(Copyrt^)
ST.CLOUDHIGH
BEATSBEMIDJI
Locals' Chances for District
Title Are Now Tied With'
Downstate Quint
St Cloud high school's basket ball
quint evened the Count with the Be
midji quint at St. Cloud la3t night
by a score of 29 to 10 and a third
gamtf will now be necessary to decide
the standing between the two teams
for the distriot title. The deciding
gnmo will undoubtedly be played the
early part of next month, and Crosby
is mentioned as the probable neutral
floor
Bemidji started the scoring last
night vwith a field/basket by Stech
man in the first few minutes of play.
The Saints evened the count with
two free throws and then took the
lead, piling up a score of 19 during
the first half. Bemidiji failed to
score again in this period. In the
second half, the locals showed up
much better and played the down
staters S to 10 in that period.
Coa'ch J. W. Smith states that St.
Cloud put up a whirlwind game and
Bemidji has no alibis to offer what
soever. Smith claims the locals fail
ed to play up to their usual standi
ard In the first half and lays this en
tirely to the Bemidji teani. The sec
ond half proved much oetter for Be
midji, but the boys could not come
back and make up for the big lead
gained by St. Cloud in the first
period.
Siminski and Ernst each netted
four field baskets for St. Cloud, the
Bemidji baskets being made by Hig
be, two Lord, one, Stechman, one
and Hlgbe two out of four free
throws. St Cloud netted seven out
of ten free throws.
A large and enthusiastic crowd
witnessed the game and indications
are tfhat many followers will accom
pany the teams to see the decisive
battle. MATS0N AND RITCHIE
TO OPEN LUMBER YARD
Retail Building Material and
Fuel Yard to Be Opened at
Third and America
Bemidji is to 'have a new Wail
building material and fuel yard in
the near future. 'M. L. Matson, form
erly manager of the local yard of the
8t. Hllaire Retail Lumber Co., and
A. P. Ritchie, postmaster, will in
corporated under the name of the
Matson-Ritchie Lumber Co and will
carry on a retail building material
and fuel business.
A site has been secured at the
corner of Third street and America
aventte where buildings and offices
-will be built as soon as lumber ar
rives.
M. Matson stated, when inter
viewed, that lumber ind other mater
ials have been ordered and are ex
pected to arrive about the first of
March.
Both Mr. Matson and Mr. Ritchie
will be actively connected with the
business as it is Mr. Ritchie's inten
tion to leave the postmastership, his
term having already expired
Mr Matson has been engaged in
the retail lumber business for a num
ber of years and is thoroughly famil
iar with all phases of the business.
It. &
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VUONDEtfUL
VF'
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONE
BEMIDJI, MINN., ^AfURDATCVENING, FEB. 19,1921
If we should stop teamwork we would
revert to an uncivilized state, but
we are not going to Btop, but are
going on to better and greater things
The recent war showed the value
tOTIllwork
PRICE EXPERT SHOWS
DECLINE IN FOODSTUFFS
Washington, Feb 19 (By Ralph
Couch Food is now 21 5-10 per cent
cheaper to the cconsumer thin six
months ago, Ethelbert Stewart, gov
ernment price expert, announced to
day
"The decline seems to be a real sus
*ainable development in the general
price situations." said Stewart, "and
not based entirely on painmble
changes which are so often effective
It is impossible, of course, to predict
how long it will continue."
A.
TEAMWORK" IS SUBJECT
OF TALK TO STUDENTS
Manager of Crookston Lumber
Company Delivers Very
Interesting Talk
"Teamwork" was the subject chos
en by C. L. Isted, manager of the
Crookston Lumber company, in his
address to the students of the Be
midji Business college on Friday aft
ernoon. Mr. Isted handled his sub
ject in a most pleading manner and
his talk held the close attention of
the students.
He stated that much had been said
in the past few years about effi
ciency, but thatf* efficiency does not
go far anough. "We must have team-
work," said Mr. Isted, "by teamwork
I mean co-operation Teamwork is
civilization. In early times there was
little or no teamwork. The savages
were independent of each other, each
worked for himself in providing food,
hovel and clothing, and from the
birch tree made his own canoe. Our
foreigners had their garden patch,
made their own clothing, candles,
and soap They traveled by oxcart,
or on horseback. Through teamwork,
today we have machine made food,
clothing and many of the necessities
of life We cannot make these things
as cheaply and as well as machines
can make them.
WCWARDS
AN'eveGYTrllNO
fee
.._.
'Trade, commerce, and all indus-'by Premier Briand He declaied that
tries have sprung from teamwork while France does not wish to act
Germany was all weld
ed into one vast team for a single
purpose./During the first two or three
years or the war the allies were
handicapped because they lacked
teamwork, but they finally developed
it on a great scale and Boon won the
war.
"Abraham Lftreoln showed his
power for teamwork when he built
up his cabinet and worked with
men who were antagonistic to him
"Lord Kitchner said 'If I had not
been able to get along with people
I would not hn"ve been able to get
along in this world.'
'iFrank W. Woolworth succeeded
in "hjs five and ten cent stores
through teamwork with his employes
Before he died, by this teamwork he
handled over a thousand stores in
I the United States and seVenty-flve in
I England
In closing, Mr Isted piid. "Who
can produce teimwork? Teirnwork-.
ers. those who can adapt themselves,
who can work with others. Only
those who can do this need expect to
win out. The person who expects
success a a teamworker does not
look for slights or for tiouble lie
must be a diplomat MB credentials
are unselfishness, tolerance, good fel
lowship, the kind of a fellow who
would give all and take and cxpe
nothing. Credit is usually given to
those who seek it least and deservo it
most, not to those who would monop
olize it. Only teamworkers cm ri^o
to the top under modern conditions
Business today spells teamwork
U.J
RENCHFORCES
GUARDTREATY
American Troops Are Expect
ed to Be Withdrawn From
Coblenz Soon
(By United Press)
Paris, Feb. 1!)The withdrawal
of American representatives on the
reparation aoimnisaion, formally an
nounced today by Roland W. Boyden,
has severed the last official connec
tion of the United Stated with en
foicement of the treaty of Versailles
American troops still remain in
the Coblenfc area but their position
is regarded as diplomatically unten
able and they are expected to be oi
dered home at once The abandon
ment of that section of the Rhine
territory, it is believed will mean
that the place will be taken by
French forces
Occupation of the Coblenz area by
French troops will permit France to
make another military demonstra
tion. against German.y In keeping'.turned
indlependently of her allies she is in
a position to carry out on her own
responsibility those provisions of the
peace treaty which provide for mili
tary action
CLIFFORD AND COMPANY
OPENS FEED DEPARTMENT
Clifford and company opened a
flour and feed department in th4
room recently occupied by tho Han
son's Barber shop adjoining their
store. This department of their busi
ness has been growing continually
and the need of a special room for
the wholesale and retail of flour and
feed has been felt for some time
CITY TEAM WILL PLAY
EXCELSIOR TWOGAMES
Northwest Champions of 1918-
1919 Play Local Team at
Armory Next Week
with the warning rendered yesterday i and ran up the sidewalk on the west
Bemidji basketball fans are as
sured two fast games next week,
Tuesday and Wednesday, when the
Excelsior City quint comes here to
cet the Bemidji City team on the
11( al armory floor.
Practically the same line-up as is
me this year won the indepen
cnt championship of the Northwest
ior Excelsior two years ago, and the
boys are out for another clean slate
this year. They have defeated all
the best teams in Minneapolis except
Battery A and the Ascensions, whom
they will play in March. They de
feated the Como Athletic club ag- i
gregation 39 to 16 and the Como
the Battery floor by only one point.
The fact that Excelsior has won
BANDITS ROB WISCONSIN
STATE BANKAND ESCAPE
Police in Twin Cities Guard All
Entrances on Lookout
for Bank Robbers
(By United Press)
Hudson, Wis Feb 15) Bank ban
diits held up and robbed the Stock
holm State Bank at Stockholm, Wis
consin bhortly before 10:00 today
and escaped toward St. Paul in an
automobile Police in the Twin
Cities were notified and are guarding
all roads.
Anderson, cashier of the
bank, said the bandits secured VJ.,900
in currencj. He saw an automobile
coming across Lake Pepin, .t stopped
in front of the bank ano one man
entered He drew a gun and de
manded money. The cashier started
handing it out when a customer en
tered and the bandit turned the gan
on him
The customer fled and the bnndit
lumped into the automobile which
was driven rapidly away. The ma
chine was seen on the road to Hud
son and believed to be headed for
Sj. Paul
St Pnul, Feb. 19The State Bank
at Stockholm, Wisconsin, was held
up at 9-40 this morning The ban
dits are believed to be en route to
St Paul.
OWNER OF BURNED STORE
DOES NOT KNOW OF LOSS
(By United Press)
INDUSTRIAL COURT HAS
ORDERED STRIKE'S END
(By United Pi ess)
Pittsburg, Kansas, Feb.
RUNAWAY TEAM BREAKS
HUFFMAN A O'LEARY WINDOW
street, run away from their owner,
side of the street
wheel chair of Mr Hulnuan, which
was standing on the sidewalk nnd
hurled it through the big plate glass
window ot the Huffman & O'Leary
storo
The team was caught by W. G.
Schrocder before further damage
was done.
LAND CLEARING BACKERS
ARE IN S.ESSI0N TODAY
About one hundred lepresentatives
from tiie villages and townships of
tho county were in session this after
noon In the Civic and Commerce as
sociation room1*
Minot, N D, Feb. 19Although ..to
his clothing store has been buriieU halt and the fight lasted while the
since Tuesday, H. Boyer, who is automobiles raced over a mile. The
either in Minneapolis or Chicago on loot was nob recovered. A mask and
a buying trip,"has no word of it As several weapons were found in the
far as telegra.ph and telephone com- automobile in which the two men
niunicatlons go Minot has been iso- were attempting to escape. The ac-
lated tiom the outbide world since cused men gave their names as Buck
the storm of Tuesday night and Wed
nesday.
ce
north on Minnesota avenue
to formulate an asso-
ciation and adopt resolutions to gov
ern the management of the land
clearing campaign which is to be put
on in the county the coming summer
Much enthusiasm waB in evidence
on all sides All tho towns and
villages pledged to raise their quotas
for finishing the proposition. A di
lcctor.ile was selected whlfh
form the governing body of
movement
ii\
TVEATHER RETORT.
/^Minnesota Weather: Pair to-
'VJefc/and-probably Sunday. Not
f^nuciV change in temperature,
58c PER MONTH
MAILBANDITS
HOLDUPNORTH
COAST LUTED
Suspects Are Captured at Little
Falls After an Automo-
bile Chase
ROBBERY DISCOVERED
AT MINNEAPOLIS DEPOT
Loot, Estimated at $300,400*
Has Not Been Recovered,
Weapons Found
(By United Press)
Minneapolis, Feb. 19.Two men
believed tp have robbed the mail car
of the North Coast Limited train No.
2, on the Northern Pacific, of $300,-
000, were captured at Little Falls
early today after a running revolver
fight with deputies. One of the
deputies and one of the alleged ban
dits were wounded in the fight. B.
C. Strong, a mail clerk, was wounded
when he attempted to resist the ban
dits.
Deputies met the two men on the
outskirts of Little Falls. T"hey open
ed fire when they were ordered
Allen and Bob Ford.
10.Alexf
ander Howat, district president
the United Mine Workers, has been Minneapolis
ordered by the industrial court to
"call off the strike ip the Mackie mines
that drew him year jail sentence for
contempt of court.
At the same time the industrial
court removed the cause of the
strike by settling the controversy
over the age of Carl Mishmash and
ordered the company to pay the boy
about $225 in back-pay. Howat said
he presumed the men would be go
ing back to work when the boy was
paid.
The bandits had boarded the mail
car at St. Cloud. Mail Clerk Strongitfo
was forced to bind the other two
clerks and then was locked in a lock
er. When Strong attempted to break
from the locker he was shot. Other
members of the crew did not know
of the robbery until the train reach
ed Minneapolis, and then the mail
clerklef wasthe found bound. The banditso had train at the suburbs
BARKER DRUG STORE HAS
STAMP VENDING MACHINE
Mindful of the disease germs that
lurk on postage stamps and the
danger therefrom, the Barker Drug
store on Third street has had in
stalled a Slieimach Sanitary Stamp
Seller which ifi operated in a similar
manned to a vending machine and
fiom which may be Becured any num
ber of two-cent or one-cent stamps
desired.
It enables customers of the store
to secure postage stamps without
a rlel
i
will
the
HAS NEW DEVICE
(By United Press)
Ambroie, N. I). Fob. 19 A
Pierce, harness maker, has invented
a device for holding grain bags
when they are being filled at the
threshing machine separator.
BEMIDJI TROUT CLUB
REPLENISHING STREAMS
The Bemidji Trout club, under the
lref io
ycs
quint was defeated by Battery A on thousand trout fry near Rosby and
p.esident \V C. Klein,
terdany distributed one hundred
creeks out of Bemidji
two hundred thousand
eight Straight games this year and, distributed at points north of Be-
llas not yet tasted defeat signifies niidji and at Kelliher and Black-
that two fast games will be assured duck and Tenstrike.
local fans, when the visitors run up This will be the last of the trout
against the local line-up on the Be-1 planting until fall, Mr. Klein an-
midji floor. Both games will be call- nounces Nevertheless the club ex-
ed at 8 o'clock and a large attendance pecta to put in a lot of bass during
is looked for. The locals are putting the coming season, also pike in in-
in regular practice in preparation to land lakes that arc at present de-
give the Excelsior gang a real battle, pleted of game fish.
'1
On Monday,
fry will be
makin
whic
tt
brlng 8 purchase
pro(l
cnan
They struck the
th
er-s Barker sayB tho machine i
there "at your service, help your
self
The Barker Drug store is one of
25.000 drug stores in the United
States that have been selected by the
Sanitary Postage association of Am
erica to place in use one of these
Btamp machines.
WOMAN PURCHASES N. D.
PAPER AND IS NOW EDITOR
(By United Press)
Doering, N D.. Feb 19Mrs.
Irene Hughes joined the ranks of wo
men editors in the state when she
purchased the Deering Enterprise
from W S. Wright. Mrs. Hughes
was formerly of Lusk, Wyoming.
FARM BUREAU LEADERS
PLANNING LABOR BUREAU
Estimated that Farmers Could
Save Thousands of Dollars
Through Its Service
(By United Press)
Wheaton, Minn., Feb. 19'Farm
bureau representatives here are
planning a farm labor service bureau
which will keep track of the flota
tion in wages, supplies, and demand
of farm labor in the Northwest dur
ing the rush seasons. Every com
munity in North and South Dakota
and Minnesota would be covered by
the bureaus.
It is estimated the farmers would
be saved thousands of dollars an
nually by keeping informed on wages.
The supply of labor could be largely
controlled so as to eliminate sur
plus labor in some sections and a
shortage In others.
No attempt will be made to fix
wages, it is said. The plan will be
subject to approval by the execu
tive Vouncil of the bureaus of the
three states interested.
ROCHESTER VS. WINONA
(By United Press)
Winona, Minn., Feb. 19Roches-
ter Junior college basket ball players
were scheduled to be here today for
a game with Winona Normal school.
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