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The Pioneer is the only daily within 100 miles of Bemidji nd has the largest circulation in Northern Minnesota. VOLUME XX. NO. 4 LLOYDGEORGE THINKSGENOA British Premier Hopes to Be Able to Return to London By End of Week COMMITTEE REPORTS TO BE READY BY THAT TIME J- v. Poincare Declares France Must Make Her^de as Prevail in Ordv ^Collaborate Genoa, Apr^^R ^Lloyd George \jses that have \jan end. The tned, hoped ^ondon by weefe of the je economic believes the se: arisen at Genoa British premier, it to be ready to ret' the end .of the four subdivisions of parley will have completed their work byi.that time. Economic ttranspart&tion commis sions are putting the finishing touches on their reports following issuance of the financial committee's reports. The report of the financial committee and their recommendations were similar to those of the financial conference at Brussels two years 'ago. Interest at Genoa practically cent ers, in the work of the political com mission. The four of the parley's*sub commissions.afe dealing with Russian debts. The French delegation entertained the Russian delegation at a luncheon". It was thought to have been a sort of a peace feast. George's-threat yester- daLloydexpose .to the Frencmadse a trouble makers had not a little effect on the attitude on Barthou's delegation. 1 (By United Press) Bar-le Due, France,-April 24'If France can't make her ideas prevail, ,at Genoa we will cease to collabor- ate," Premier Poincare, speaking here today declared. 'Should Louis Barthou and his colleagues be unable to en force these ideas at .Genoa, Trainee, Would greatly regret the Aeqesslty of summoning its a&egafrori-hoirie, Pofn caresaid., ~-V Ttnfh^q^fere ^orfanrs-^ IDEAL BILLIARD PARLOR BOUGHT BY GABRIEL KAVlS The Ideal Billard Parlors at 203 Third street became the property of Gabriel Kavas of Grand Forks Sat urday. He wity continue to operate the place tinder the same name, he announces. He plans to install a soda fountain in the near future, and may make a number of other improvements. Axel Lyon, who purchased the bil liard parlors last summer, has not as yet made his plans for the future, although he may remain iiT Bemidji. He was formerly located in business at Superior. Show Pride In Your City ROYAL ARCH-CHAPTER TO HOLD SUPPER TONIGHT Bemidji Chapter No. 70, Boyal Arch Masons, will hold a dinner in ,the Masonic hall at 6:30 this evening followed by work in the Royal Arch degree. The degree work will begin .about 8 o'clock: It is urged that all members be present at both the dinner and the session to fdllow. Show Civic Pride ST. PAUL MAN FALLS FIVE STORIES, MOONSHINE BLAMED (By United Press) St. Paul, April 24-4Just after Will Burchill fell five stories to his death, Walter Christiansen told police they had beep, drirfkihg moonshine. He said he was helping Burchill to his room when he fell over the sjtair banister. Keep Oil Tng Grass INSURANCE COMPANY BRINGS CHARGE AGAINST PLAINTIFF (By United Press) Minneapolis,, April 24E. L. Zim mer faces trial in Hehnepin county district court here today on a charge brought by an insurance company. Zimmer sued the insurance company for insurance on a car he is alleged to have stolen. Your CityMafce It Beautiful INTERNATIONAL FALLS" *|leir,ttrG*gh the month and after." BEMIDJI BUS SERVICE Beginning .about May 1 there will be regular autobus service between International Falls and Bemidji. The Northern Transportation company, Lindvall & Masterson proprietors, has purchased two Reo auto busses for this service. One trip will be made each way daily, one bus leaving the Markham hotel at 10 A. M. and the ether leaving International Falls at the same hour. .These men passed thru Bemidji this forenoon with their new cars, which have heen driven from the Twin Cities Both men are residents of Internation al Falls, where they will have their headquarters. -i*T- pr^ PUBLIC URGED TO STUDY FISH AND GAME RULES sr T' Game Warden CH&f Declares That Many Violations Are Caused by Ignorance rm Many violations of. the state game and fish laws are made through ingor ance or misunderstanding of the regu lations, declares Game Warden John Cline, in an "effort to decrease the number of .infractions of the laws in this section. A synopsis of the game and fish laws may be had from the game warden free of charge upon ap plication by a letter or a personal call at his office. Mr. Cline believes that a thorough knowledge of the regula- tiOns will reduce the number of viola tions.' Spearing of pickerel is a common cause of misunderstanding, he reports. Pickerel can be speared in daytime 5nly and then between May 15 and March 1st. The use of artificial lights for the spearing of pickerel is pro hibited at all times. The Hook and line season for pike, pickerel, perch, sunfish, muskellonge, catfish, bull heads and crappies opens May 15 and closes March 1. Pike and ypickerel to be taken must be 14 inches in length, except sand pike, which may ibe taken at 10 inches: No netting of any kind -is allowed except between November.,1 and Dec ember 10, when whitefish and tullibe es 'may be taken in this maner, and then only in the .lakes where these fish are known to-be. Inland herring may be taken under separate license, from lakes where they are known to be, be tween November 1 and January 10. Any persons Who are not thorough ly acquainted with the fish and game laws of the state at the present time are urged to secure a synopsis of the regulations from a game warden in order that violations may not be made intentionally. Game" Warden Cline states that the laws are to be enforc edfully and"warns that ignorance of the regulations protects no one. Your CityMake It Beautiful SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS DECISION ON TAX TITLE The state supreme court has affirm ed the Beltrami.county court decision in the case of Harriet Campbell, re spondent, against Isaac Barry and others, defendants,.Jens J. Opshal, ap pellant. Justice Dibell wrote the opin ion a copy of which has now been re ceived by-the respondent. The^ Su preme court .affirms the decision 'of Judge C. W. Stanton, involving title to the East one half of the northeast quarter of section 32 in the township of JPort Hope. M. A. Spooner of this city was the attorney for the appellant and George W. Campbell the (attorney for the re spondent. The plaintiff claimed title through tax proceedings of the 1914 judgement for delinquent taxes. Show Civic Pride FROZEN CREDITS OF DAKOTA BANK OVER TWO MILLION United Press) Bismark(By N D., April 24Frozen credits'df the Bank of North Dakota now are over $2,000,000, according to ,an audit of the Bishop-Brissman company today. The bank lost more than $150,000 from the time it was launched until last .December. Keep Off The Grass U. S. SUPREME COURT TO TAKE HALF-MONTH RECESS Sle ashington, April ,24 The su court today announced a recess from Monday, May 1st to Monday, May 15. Help Beautify Bemidji EMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW STEADY INCREASE In the past thirty days employment figures have shown a decided and con tinued upward trend,in all sections of_ the country. Today's bulletin from the President's Conference on Unem ployment, based on figures from the United States Employment Service, states that for every 100 jobs avail able there' are ,now 160 applicants, as against 226' in January. In other words there was work for only 44 per cent of the seekers three months ago, there are now jobs for 62 per cent. Based on an estimate of 3,500,000 Jobless, this means'employ ment for 630,000 individuals. In January there were 38 appli cants placed out of every 100. For the first week in April the number has gone up to 50. "It does not seem very much," said Arthur Woods, chairman, Emergen cy Committee, which charted the fig ures, "but the gain is distinct and con tinued. ApriFs first week has improv ed on March and is decidely better than January, which gives the confer ence, much hope that the unemploy ment situation will continue to bright- ^fftf^o'irfniitteof i 3 is now hard at work, direction of the conference .._... nlea alleviating future de pressions. It is making arstudy of the .business cycle and seasonal unemploy ment, and will report on August 20. 'Make Bemidji Beautify,! MILL CITY STATE BANK OF. MINNEAPOLIS CLOSED The United iPress carried under a St. Paul date line on Saturday a story that the Hill City,State Bank at Hill City had beep closed by a state bank' examiner. This was an error. It should have been the Mill City State Bank of Minneapolis. The state bank examiner announc ed that the Hill City bank at Hlil City, the only bank in that town, is in excellent condition. 5i. W^ im?4i RADIO RECEIVING SETS MADE LESS EXPENSIVE Storage Battery Eliminated From Home-Made Radio Receiving Sets (By United Press) Washington, April 24The radio phone today took its place in the list of household conveniences along with the electric iron and vacuum cleaner. A new invention of the Bureau of Standards of the Department-of Con gress permits the radio fans to attach their apparatus to electric light soc kets. Elimination Q the storage battery, the most expensive part of the home made radio receiving set, is now pos sible according to the Bureau of Stan dards of the Department of Com merce in a statement released today. The receiving sets which are now used in receiving radio signals, music etc., over distances of perhaps hund reds of miles require a storage bat tery to light the filaments of the elec tron tubes.) The battery must be charg ed from time to time, it is bulky and heavy, the acid in it is a course of danger to the household and altogeth er it constitutes a draw back to the general use of radio sets. The receiving set developed by.the Bureau of Standards makes connec tion with the ordinary lamp socket. The set may be used with any type of antenna, i. e., with the ordinary elevated wire antenna, a coil antenna or special forms of antenna. By spec ial modes of connection, it is even possible to use the electric light wires themselves as the antenna, but the signals are likely to come in with less strength when this is done. The receiving set consists essential ly of an amplifier with minor auxili ary parts. This is described in a paper which has been prepared and will be published by the Bureau of Stand ards about the first of May, and sold at -6 cents a copy. A few details of the amplifier, which utilizes 60-cy- cle current supply for both filaments and plates of the electron tubes are as follows This amplifier has a three radio-frequency stages and two audio (Continued on page 6) Your CityMake It Beautiful WINNIPEG MAN HELD FOR VIOLATING IMMIGRATION '?-j (By United Press) Minneapolis, April 24Christopher P. O'Kelly, scion of a wealthy Win nipeg family, faced a formal hearing today on charges of violating the immigration laws. He is aleged to have crossed the border into Minnesota without the inspection of the immigration' author ities at the boundary. His arrest at the Leamington hotel caused a sen sation. Two city detectives accom panied by .Robert Davis, immigration inspector, made the arrest. O'JCelly came to Minneapolis last Friday with his father and mother to attend the wedding of his sister, Mar garet O-'K&l? to Whitney Wall of Dultrth. The wedding-' took place Saturday. Secretary of Labor Da vis will make final disposition of the case. The hearing will be private. Make Bemidji Beautiful JUVENILE BAND TO HOLD REGULAR PRACTICE TONIGHT Director G. 0. Riggs of the Juven ile band announces that regular prac tice will be held this evening at the band rooms in the City Hall at 7:30 o'clock. The practice period has been set for this evening instead of to^ morrow evening on account of the monthly meeting of the fire depart ment to be held in the City Hall to morrow evening. All members of the organization are expected to be present this evening for regular re- hearsaL ^PJ&blN^' _J W 2^=3225?: V-1 BEMIDJI, MINN., MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1922 vm\hmr^ov^htg'it Under STENOGRAPHER FACES FIRST DEGREE MURDER (By United Press) Montevideo, April 24Elsie Salis bury faced the coroner today, ignor ant that-the man she shot in a jeal ous rage, is 'dea3. She will be charged with first de gree murder for killing Oscar Erick son, district accountant. Because of her physical and mental state, Miss Salisbury has not been told that Erickson died of his wounds. She had been praying that he would live. When Mrs, Ole Borgendale, the sheriff's wife, went to tell her that Erickson had died/'the girl fainted at mention of hb name. Show Pride In Your City NEW EXCURSIONFARES TO AID SUMMER TRAVEL Special Low Rates Announced by Northern Pacific to Summer Resorts- To stimulate travel to the Ten Thousand Lakes of Minnesota, to the Great Ldkes and to cities of impor tance in the East, the Northern Paci fic Railway today announced speci al excursion fare* for the benefit of the far west. From North Pacific Coast points and east, reduced fares will be effect ive May 25th and tickets will be sold up to and including August 31, with a final return limit of October 31st. From Spokane, Walla Walla, Pasco, Washington and Lewiston, Idaho and related territory, the round trip fare to Chicago will be $81 to St. Louis $76.60 Memphis $89.06 New Orleans $102 Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. $64 St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth" and Superior, $67 Council Bluffs, Omaha, St. Joseph and Kansas City, $67 with corresponding reduc tions to cities east of Chicago. From Montana points,, the special excursion rates will be sold June 1st to August 31 and wilt have a final return limit of October 31. Round-trip tickets from Butte and Helena, Montana, will be sold to St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Superior and Minnesota resort points for,v62 to Chicago $76 St. Louis, $71.50 Denver $45 New Orleans $97 Mem phis $84.05, Council Bluffs, Omaha, St. Joseph and Kansas City, $62 'with similar reductions to cities east of Chicago. Keep Off The Grass- AVERY SAYS FISH SHOULD BE USED AS A FERTILIZER (By United Press) St. Paul, Aril 24"Farmers would profit if they would use the large number of dead fish on the shores of shallow Minnesota lakes for fertiliz- er," Carlos Avery, state game and fish warden, declared. The fish are proving a greater nusiance than ever before because of the unusually large number smother ed under the ice during the past win ter. Show Civic Pride PLANS MADE FOR BOYS' AND GIRLS' CLUB DAY A big time is planned for the boys and, girls of the county at Bemidji, Saturday April 29. T. A. Erickson, state cjub leader, will be here to talk on club work. Mr. Cooper is expected jalso and will talk on club work in Wis consin This will give all club members & splendi dopportunity to get valuable information. In the afternoon there .will be moving pictures, both enter taining and (instructal, for which a small charge will be mode. The full program will be announced later. ]Q TWO HUNDRED MINERS FACING TRIAL TODAY Accused Men Were Indicted in Connection With Armed March Last August Charlestown, W. Va., April 24. In the same quaint court house where in 1859, John Brown was convicted of treason in connection With the freeing of slaves, the trial of two hundred union miners began today. The accused two hundred were in dicted in connection with the march of armed miners on Logan county of August, last year. Frank Keeney, president of Dis trict No. 17 of the United Mine Workers of America, Fred Mooney, secretary of ihe district, William Blizzard and Frank V. Snyder are among those charged with "mur der, treason and insurrection" in con nection with the march. The feud between union and non union miners which blazed out last summer and resulted in the trial smoldered for twenty-five years. Miners first began mobilizing in small groups near Madison and start ed their march toward Logan coun ty, gathering recruits as they march ed. Most of the marchers were arm ed with rifles or shotguns, some car ried pistols and others picked up clubs along the roadside. Meanwhile, Don Chafin, sheriff of Logan county, mustered his forces to repel the "invasion." Motor cars and wagons took volunteers to the Logan county line. Machine guns were set up along the mountain ridge between Logan and Boone counties and airplanes were utilized for scout duty. At Blair mountain and Sharpies the marching miners concentrated their forces in an attempt to cross the line into Logan county. They were repulsed with nearly twenty men killed and fifty injured. The defenders suffered only four dead. Arrival of federal troops prevented further hostilities and the miners re turned to their homes. Indictment of Keeney, Mooney and the others followed. -r-Turn Square Corners KARHUNSAARI FORFEITS __ MATCHtOL C. CURTIS The Curtis-Karhunsaari wrestling match at Brainerd last Friday jnight proved to be very disappointing to the crowd which attended, according .to word brought here today. After the men had wrestled for four and-one half minutes, Henry Karhunsaari of Virginia gave up, thereby forfeiting the,match to L. C. Curtis of this city* Qyer half of those in attendance *ed for their money back, it is re- ported,,feeling'that Karhunsaari had ot done his best. It is understood that the Finn complained of an injured shoulder, ,as the result of a Dakota match, but that he had taken part in another match since that injury. Curt is states,tha he had not injured Kar hunsaari when the Virginian gave up the match This,is the second meeting of these two men the first resulting in what the referee termed a draw, when Kar hunsaari fouled,Curtis forcing him,to quit Another meting was arranged later but the Virginian failed to ap pear, Curtis taking ,on a substitute wrestler Help Beautify Bemidji MAY ASK IMPEACHMENT OF JUDGE CHARLES T. ORR Washington, April 24Introduc tion of a resolution, asking the im peachment of Federal Judge Charles JT. Orr of Pittsburg, was considered today by the House Labor committee, following testimony by witnesses that Orr refused citizenship papers to coal miners for no other reason than that they were on a' strike. KENTUCKY WILL STAND PAT IN FALL ELECTION mimmmmlmmmm+ Representatives Now in, Htfiiie to Meet Little Opposition in Own Party Ranjks Lexington, Ky., April 24 (United Press)'The Kentucky representativ es now in the house will meet with, very little opposition within the ranks of their own party in the August primary party leaders here beleive. In only one' district so far does the primary look like a fight. Congress man, John W. Langley, republican of the tenth is to be opposed by Edward L. Allen, at present deputy clerk in the court of appeals. But even here the odds seem to favor Langely. State senator White L. Moss of Middlesboro has announced his inten tion of opposing Congressman J. Robinson of Barbourville, republican representative in the eleventh dis trict. But here, too Congressman Rob inson, who is one of the wealthiest and most popular men in the mount ain counties, seems to have both the primary and the general election clinched. A touch of interest is* added to the race in the tenth district by the an nouncement of Fess Whitaker, nation ally known as the "jailed jailor of Letcher" that he will run in the prim ary in opposition to Congresman Langely. In the fifth district, which includes the city of Louisville, the present representative, Charles Franklin Og den of Anchorage, republican, is ex pected to be returned in both pri mary and general election. In the first, second, fourth, sixth, seventh, and ninth districts, where a democratic nomination is considered equivalent to election, the present in cumbent in congress seem to have no opposition. With the unexpired terms of Sena tor Augustus Owsley Stanley demo cratic senator for Kentucky, two years two years to run and that of (Continued on page 6) Turn Square Corners GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS GOES ON TRIAL TODAY (By United 1'resB) Waukegan, 111., April 24Len Small, governor of Illinois, went on trial,today. Selection of the jurors to try Small on the charge of conspiracy and embezzlement of state funds started in the Lake county circuit be fore Judge Edwards. .The roll oil 100 men called for jury service was called by the court clerk. Many of,the men were farmers and many sat in court in their overalls. James Wilkerson, assistant attor ney general and Fred Mortimer, states attorney for Sangamon county were *ho chief prosecutors. The gov ernor was represented by C. C. La Forger, Alec Beaubin, and Werner Schroeder. -Show Civic Pride. MARY GARDEN NO LONGER MANAGER OF CHICAGO OPERA (By United Press) Chicago, April 24Mary Garden's resignation as director of the Chicago Grand Opera Company,became etfec tive today Mary Garden, whose intention of leaving the position was made known during the company's engagement in New York in February, plans to re main with the Chicago company as a singer, but will have no further con nection as manager. Help Beautify Bemidji ST. GEORGE'S DAY IS OBSERVED IN LONDON (By United ITCBS) London, April 24The death of Leopold Mont Blatten, first cousin to King George at Kensington Palace yesterday, prevented his majesty from attending the picturesque ceremonies at St. Paul's Catherdral with which St. George's day was celebrated. (By United Press) London, April 24.There was a picturesque ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral this morning, when there was held a Chapter of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, in cel ebration of St. George's Day (which actually fell yesterday). The Knights Grand Cross, who in cluded many famous Boldiers, sailors and statesmen, wore the full dress of their order, with the long "Saxon Blue" velvet cloaks and glittering collars and stars, while-the Knights Commander and Companion wore levee dress or uniform with jewelled collars and stars. Bishop Montgom ery, as prelate of the order, offi ciated, and the ceremonial was ar ranged by quaintly titled officials such as the Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod (Sir Reginald Antrobus), and the St. Michael and St. George King-of-Arms (Sir M. F. Ommanney. The service included "The Commem oration of the Departed," after which the banners of 3 deceased Knights Grand CrossField Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood, Sir John Kirk and Sir Thdmas Sutherland, were taken down, with mediaeval pomp, the King-of-Arms reciting their titles and achievements. With similar, ceremonial the banners of six new Knights Grand Cross were hosited above their respective pews, the( nights being Viscount Chelmsford,'Jhey Viscount Novar, Sir Fairfax Cart-' wr'ght, Admiral Sir Day Bosanquct, Sir J. Rcnnell Rodd and General Sir Herbert Miles. HlSTDft Minnesotaflj|iiBfi^fIWrViKpFiei tonight and mflrv*1? w"l showers in extreme east porTHm-, tonight colder tonight. B5c PER MONTH TOSETTLEOLD DISPUTEOVER TACNAARKA Chile and Peru to Attempt Settlement of Ownership of Disputed Lands CONFERENCE INITIATED BY PRESIDENT HARDING Conference to Be Opened Soon at Washington With V. S. Acting as Mediator -,.x.' By A. L. Badford (United Press Staff Correspondent) Washington, D. C, April 24. Another important international conference will open in a teW days in this capital, which is rapidly an international center of first ran This is the conference .between Chile and Peru designed to brin* about a settlement of the long-stand- ing,.Tacna-Arica controversy between those two countries, which for years has been a barrier to complete inter national accord in.South America. The conference was initiated by President Harding', when in the mid dle of last .January, during the midst of the Conference on the Limitation of armament here, he addressed invi tations to the Governments of Chile and Peru to send plenipotentiaries to meet on common ground in Washing ton to the end that they "may settle, if happily it may be, the existing dif ficulties, or may arrange for the set tlement of them by arbitration." In due course, Chile and .Peru ac cepted the invitation of the United States, and President Harding's initi ative met with general praise from South America. Later, the governing board of the (Pan-American Union decided to turn over the beautiful building of the Union here for the scene o negotia tions between Chile and Peru. This building one of the most beautiful In Washington, was also the scene of much work of the Washington dis armament conference. What is the Tacna-Arica question? Tacna and Arica are .the -names of two provinces oh the West cdasroT'Sbtrth America, which were formerly Peruvi an .territory, but which are now held by Chile, as the result of the wsr of 187U between those countries. However, the question of the real ownership of these territories is still unsettled, Article 3 of the treaty of .Ancon, of 1883this treaty ended the war between Chile and Peru provides for a plebiscite in the Prov inces of Tacna andd Arica ten years after the ratification of the treaty, to decide to which of these two coun tries these territories should go to. The treaty of Ancon was ratified in 1884, but the plebiscite was not held in 1894 in accordance with the pact, nor has it been held since, due to the inability of the two countries to agree on methods for the holding of it. In the meantime, the case of Boliv ia was injected into the situation. The President of that country in a tele gram to President Harding asked that Bolivia be allowed a representation in the Washington negotations. Bolivia was the other participant in the so-called "War of the Pacific," be ing the ally of Peru. Chile as the re suit of her victory, acquired tre BCa coast of Bolivia enrough a separate peace treaty with that country. Since that time Bolivia has had no outlet to the sea, a situation she has constantly but vaihly tried to extric ate herself. President Harding replied to the Volivtan president refusing that coun try's plea lor representation at the conference here. He explained that Chile and Peru was to take up the question to which Chile and Peru were the only parties.the treaty df Ancon. But the Bolivian case may come up later. Chile is represented here by Carlos Aldunate-Soiar and Luis lzqUierao, fts the two chief delegates, and Alejand ro Alvarez, as couselor of the Delega tion and Peru by Meliton F., Porta* and Herman Velarde, as the delegates and Solon Polo, as the counselor, all prominent experienced statesmen. The President's invitation for the two countries to meet in Conference here in fully expected to be one of the most important steps ever taken by this government in Latin-American affairs, as some sort of a settlement of this question of 40 year's standing is looked for. Show Pride In Your City THIEVES STEAL TOOLS TO BREAK INTO STORE (By,'United Press) St. Paul April 24-^Police in the twin cities were warned to watch for a band of thieves headed for the twin cities after looting a store atf Litiue Falls last night. The store was looted of $2,000 worth of clothing and silks. Little Falls, April 24iWevery "is the mother of ingenuity. Thfeves last night broke into a imptemertt Store 'to V?teal the tools with which they broke, ir.to a department store and garage.' took an automobile to haul avfray the $2000 worth of clothing and silks. The robbery occured at Pie,?*, They headed for the twin cities. Police there are on the watcfy for them.