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0.1L CARSON, President
Q. W. HARNWELL, Edltoi
BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY
THE BEMIDJI PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.
THE SHIPPING PROBLEM
In effect, the shippers ot goods both into and out of Be-
midii were told by the shipping experts last week that they
should first of all avail themselves of the use of the shipping
laws provided for their benefit. The law, as made, is intended,
as Mr. Hughes said, to be a "measuring stick" for honest men
to settle their difficulties and a club to drive the crooks out ot
the commission business.
While there is, no doubt, much blame to be attached to
the transportation companies for their methods of handling the
merchandise of a perishable nature at this time oi the year, both
on the road and at the terminals, there is also a large measure
of carelessness on the part of the shipper in "taking chances in
shipping his nroduce when weather conditions do not warrant
making shipment and also in not properly complying with the
conditions laid down in the prescribed rules of the railroad,
rplative to shinning precautions.
The conference should have a beneficial effect and should
prevent some of the hitherto frequent complaints on the part oi
the shippers relative to difficulties in transportation and also
improve the condition in which shipments will be received at
TheTmount the railways pay out in claims for damage on
shipments of a perishable nature takes all the profit from the
earnings of the haul. Too great care cannot be taken in pre-
paring the goods for shipment as the .condition in which they
will reach the other end of the trip will, in a large measure, de-
pend on this.
YOUR DUTY TO THE FAIR
The citizens of Bemidji owe it to the management of the
Bemidji fair to turn out en masse this week. Every man, woman
and child should make a desperate effort to be in attendance at
least one day of the fair and if they can oftener so much the
better. The Fair association has gone ahead with the prepara-
tions for the exhibition and the building of new buildings on the
expectation that they will receive 100 per cent co-operation
from the citizens of Bemidji. The reputation the city wdl re-
ceive from the fair will go far toward having Bemidji looked
upon as the leading center for agricultural exhibits and live-
stock exhibits in Northern Minnesota. It is the intention that
the exhibition held at Bemidji each year hereafter will be
known as a District Fair and not a County Fair. The exhibits,
which will be shown in the dairy and livestock departments,
will come largely from outside the county this year, many of
thim a long distance. It is therefore fitting that the fair should
be^known as a district fair rather than a county fair.
The buildings, which have been erected, will make it pos-
sible to see practically all the exhibits in the livestock, dairy,
agricultural, industriafand women's departments with comiort
pven if,the weather be inclement.
Let's all turn out at least one time, and, if possible, several
times, to visit the exhibition. The season's tickets, which are
on sale for $2, should appeal to those who cannot take time to
see all the fair at one visit and wish to see each day program.
Considerable may be saved by buying a season ticket.
THE VAGARIES OF FASHION
Some of the city cafeterias refuse to allow a man to eat
without a coat on during hot weather. A visitor to the library
hung his coat on the back of tne chair while doing some research
work. HeJ was gentlv informed by the attendant that he must
put on his coat or take off his suspenders. Great is vogue. And
what a lot of crimes are committed in the name of fashion. I ne
anomalous situation of a belted shirt waistlet, clean-appearing
gentleman being ejected with not one inch of cuticle appearing
beneath the collar or behind the cuff, while the lady back and
bosom of low visibility is allowed freely, is one of the paradoxes
of social life. There is nothing so human as humanity and noth-
ing so funny as folks. Think of refusing a place at .the table to
a belted, shirt-waisted gentleman while the thermometer was
near ninety and not a word of rebuke at the same table tor the
pale-faced fiend who reeks with cigarette smoke and most man-
nerly blows his noisome suffocation in the faces of laches and
gentlemen without reproof. O tempora, O mores. What bunk
is promoted in thy name, O Fashion.Exchange.
DEMAND FOR COPPER KETTLES
Why all the demand recently for large size copper kettles?
We are told the large stores in the cities are unable to secure
large enough stocks of the five and ten gallon variety to supply
the demand. What an amount of fruit there must be preserved
this year. But then, they don't use large amounts of raisins and
yeast for fruit canning. No doubt but the product will all go
into the cellar when it is made, anyway.
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OVERHEARD BY EXCHANGE EDITO,Ri
H. DENU, Sec and Mgf.
J. D. WINTER, City Edltoi
lutiMMwi i u potfoffic* & Bemidji, Minnwotm MeonO-eiaie i*ttMf.
madtt Act of Cengreia of Much I* 1879.
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OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY PROCEEDINGS
Now we are to have volunteers to enforce the traffic laws, as well as
prohibition. After there au vigilance committees to enforce the laws
against housebreaking, highway robbery, spitting on the sidewalk, assault
and battery, petit larceny and other offenses, there will.be less occasion to
critisize the police.St. Paul Dispatch.
Hudson Maxim, inventoi of smokeless powder, fears that the United
States' is going to decay and rum as the result of prohibition. It is.' In a
number of places the workhouse has had to close.Minneapolis Journal.
A lad over in the wheat belt of the Red River claims to be the best
shocker in the state. Evidently he hasn't visited any of the city bathing
PORTABLE HOUSES TO FRANCE
American Lumber Company's Practical
Aid to the People of War-Dev.
Thirty-one hundred portable houses
are being bent to northern France und
Belgium by one American lumber com
imn the fhht shipment left Balti
more on the New Britain recently, MI
the Christian Science Monitor. The
size of the contract is, better under
stood when one realizes that the cost
of transporting the $13,000,000 worth
of houses, each weighing iroin forty
to sixty tons, will be $4,000,000. To
gether with the other contracts which
preceded and which will follow, this
means the tiunsformntion of many
square miles of landscape, a second
transformation since the summer of
1914. Among the ruins of stone cot
tages many centuries old. \\here\er a
stretch of le\el ground has been cleared
between cellar and shell holes, new,
brightly painted frame houses are
springing up o\emight.
The effect on the peasant of this
great change in housing, a leap from
the middle ages to the latest'develop
ment in the quick and cheap, will
doubtless be varied. Many diwrs itnd
many windows will make a difference,
and so will walls which are an\thing
but soundproof. But most important
will be the question which will come
to him as he gazes on his American
"My house has traveled. Why not
Few persons take tune to trace ex
pressions they use every,day. When,
a thing is in "apple-pie'order," fori
example, you mean, ot course, that it
is clean and neat and generally every-j
thing that it should be. The expies
sion originated under somewhat diller
ent circumstances, observes the New
"Apple-pie order" is an old New
England phrase, and is well grounded
in the blue laws of several centuries
ago. Foimerly the 'New England
housewife dvil little work on Sunday
and among the many things she-dulu't
do was baking. Everything of that
nature was iinished Saturday night.
When the baking was done all the
pies and cakes were langod In a row
on the kitchen shelf. With the flour
still on her hands and apron, the good
housewife would come out with a
smile on her face ready for the Sab
bath. Eveiything was In "apple-pie
Source of Mosquito's Humming.
There is an apparatus for a long
time overlooked or neglected by the
investigators, at the base of the mos
quito's wings, whereby the chaiacter
Istic humming of that insect may be
produced. The species examined Is
the anopheles maculipennis and the
apparatus consists of a slightly mov
able bar piovidcd with a series of
well-mnikcd teeth, which, as the wings
are raised and lowered, rasp across
a series of ridges.Biooklyn Eagle.
The moving picture audience was
watching a bathing beauty scene, and
stood it pretty well A five-jear-old
girl was also watching and stood it
about as long n& she could. "Say,
mother," she piped, in a voice heard
Fll over the theater, "when aie they
put their nighties on?"
His Camping Trip.
"I suppose ou enlov ed some onder
fully quiet nights while on jour camp
"Quiet nothing!" snorted the tired
business man. "Between the chirping
of the chickens and the ukulele solos
of a party of college bojs in the next
camp I never closed an eye!"
1 Mmfrpy KJWBMIUJM* MKM
of men like
in the real
THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
Doughty Pickax Passes.
In the hands of lazy laborers the
pickax becomes the Irritation, despair
or agent of humor of the average ob
servant man. Sjmbol of toil, proper
ly speaking, shirkers have turned it
Into mockery of labor because of the
carefully calculated leisure with
which they swung it. By their meth
ods these ca'canny clock watchers
changed the glckax into a visible sign
But without knowing it these lei
surely pickax wielders were working
a change of great importance. They
were" attracting the attention of men
whose, business^, it is in, life to tne
tfiat worn isTiIohe promptly, efficiently
and economically. From these men
has come the air hammer or air pick.
Iri its stneet work a New York com
pany has used one of these new im
plements with a gasoline engine and
air compressors mounted on a large
motortruck behind It. Where 35 men
were hired to do the street job three
are enough to do the work with tills
instrumentNew York Heiald.
Art should seek its inspiration in
the world beyond our senses. It must
glow In an atmosphere of aloofness
and detachment. The near must come
far, and the far must recede into the
mists of infinity.Anne Simon.
MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1921
WHY NOT ENROLL NOW
ONLY 10 CENTS PER POUND
BUNDLES MUST INCLUDE A FAIR PERCENTAGE
OF FLAT WORK
Butinecs men are constantly
on the alert for trained execu
tives. They have learned that
men who are Business College
graduates are efficient and com
petent, and valuable assets to
Graduates from our College
merit this confidence Our
thorough busines training
makes them capable executives.
The kind that are always in de
Corner 4th St. and Minn. Ave.
Washings Ordered Called for MondayDelivered Thursday i
BEMIDJI STEAM LAUNDRY
Phone 195 124 Beltrami Ave.
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flavored sugar jacket around
peppermint- flavored chewing um
that v/ill aid your appetite and diges
tion* polish your teeth and moisten
your throat. B122
Let Us Make Your Wash Day a Play .Day
Try our Rough Dry Systemeverything washable: Starch 5
Goods, Colored Goods, Woolens, Blankets and Flat Work.
Flat Work returned Washed and Ironed
Starch Goods returned Starched S
Colored and Woolen Goods returned Dry S