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The Pioatw is th omly daily
within 100 miles of Bemidji and
nas the largest circulation In
Northern Minnesota.
VOLU ME XX. NO. 18 7
Divorcee of Former Notre
Dame Professor Charges
Husband Tricked He
(By United Press)
South Bend, l|d Nov. 5Charg
ing trickery, Mrs. John P. Tiernan,
whose husband was re-married at
Crown Point today, declared she
would bring court action to haye the
divorce set aside- Mrs. Tiernan was
indignant when informed of the
marriage and could not conceal her
rage. "I have been double crossed"
she yelled and then collapsed
Mrs. Tiernan said she had been
left without money or home by the
"He told me that if I would with
draw my suit for divorce and allow
him to obtain a decree that he would
satisfy the public, then we would go
to another city and be remarried,"
Mrs- Tiernan said."I was very foolish
not to suspect the truth. I knew
ho has been corresponding with a
girl by the name of Blanche, but I
had no idea |hat he would marry
"Mrs. Tiernan hired an attorney
to push her action to have the di
vorce decree set aside-
(By United Press)
Crown Point, IniL Nov. 25John
P. Tiernan, fdfnt&r* professor of
Notre Dame, recently involved, in
scandal suit, was married here today
to Blanche P. Brlinmer of Hansell,
Iowa. She was wnrried previously,
she giving her age at 32 and said she
had been a widow two years.
(By United Press)
Waukegan, 111., Nov. 25A man
who said he was John P- Tiernan, re
cently involved in a divorce and pat
ernity suit in South Bend Indiana,
applied to Justice Robert Pershall
here for a license to marry
He was accompanied by a woman
about 30 years of age whose name
was not learned. Dr. Pershall re
fused the license because the Illinois
law prohibits remarrying within
a year after the divorce. The Tier
nan divorce was granted Thursday.
Postal Inspector A". E. Otto of
Bemidji, recently arrested Clifford
Johnson, Minneapolis postal clerk,
who, according to postal inspectors,
confesed to embezzling money from
letters. He was to be arraigned late
Thursday afternoon on a formal
charge of taking $75 from a letter
Wednesday night at the- postoffice
while he was at work. Johnson had
been under suspicion and was being
watched. Inspectors claimed they
arrested him in the act of pocketing
$75 taken from a letter-
People who have not been known
to attend a public dance for years
were out to the dance staged under
the auspices of the Woman's Civic
and Community club at the newin
armory Friday evening. The reason
is that the club is raising funds to
finance child- welfare work in Be
midji and also help fihance the loan
'"closet now being arranged by this
organization. Although the armory
would have accomodated a much
larger attendance, it is felt that the
affair was quite well attended
Besides the modern danceis, an
old-fashioned square dance was giv
en and. apparently enjoyed by those
taking part. Card tables were pro
vided in the balcony for those who
did not care to dance- Music was
furnished by a five-piece orchestra.
The club is now financing the
purchase of milk for those sehool
children who need nutrition due to
the fact that they are now under
weight. A recent survey of the lo
cals schools disclosed a large num
ber of pupils in need of such nutri
Pivorced Wife to Push
Action To liave Court
Set Aside ^he Daeree
Was Refused License Through
Illinois Statute but Is
Married in Indiana
Retailers, With Only Limited
Stocks, to Begin Spring
Buying January 1
A strong demand continues to fea
ture the lumber, market, the manu
facturers being able to book more
business than they can handle
promptly, partly because the car
shortage has severely restricted ship
ments but also because the demand
is unusually large for this season
and is on a firm busines basis, not
The supply of cars is not yet large
enough to enable lumber producers
to ship capacity, although it has
improved somewhat, especially in the
south- Many orders have to be
turned down because shipments can
not be made, as the mills continue
their policy of accepting only such
business as can be taken care of by
the car supply immediately in pros
A careful investigation as to the
stocks in the major producing re
gions, says the American Lumiber
man, reveals an unusually large
amount of, lumber for sale. Mill
stocks, in addition to being small,
are poorly sorted some grades and
workings are unobtainable while
others are in fair supply. Placing
orders for badly mixed cars is, there
fore, extremely difficult, so that buy
ers have to shop around a great deal.
Retailers and industrial consumers,
because it is hard for them to get
(Continued on Page 2)
The entertainment committee of
the Bemidji Fire Department an
nounces that the firemen are to stage
another grand ball at the new armory
Wednesday evening, the night before
Thanksgiving Day- Thds dance will
be given for the benefit of the fund
being raised to entertain the annual
convention of state firemen to be
head here next June. More funds
are needed and the firemen look to
the public to give its hearty support
on this occasion.
Excellent music is being arrang
ed for and there is every indication
that this dance will be one of the big
events of the fall season. Previous
dances given by the firemen have
proved very successful from every
standpoint and this one is sure to be
no exception to the usual high stand
ard of dances given by the depart
Utah Senator Will Then
Chairman of Powerful
Finance Committee
(By United Press)
Washington, Nov. 25A new cam
paign for the sales tax as the back
bone of the American system of taxa
tion will begin when the 68th Con
gress comes into office March 4 next.
Senator Reed Smoot, Utah, chief
apostle of the sales tax in the Sen
ate, will then become chairman of
the powerful Senate finance com
.Tax laws are written in the house
ways and means committeeand re
written in the senate finance com
mittee Smoot, who fought in vain
to have the sales tax idea accepted
the 1920 tax law, said when de
feated then that before many years
the sales tax would be accepted and
would become the foundation of the
whole taxation scheme.
Revision of the tax laws will be
one of the earliest demands upon
the new congress. Republican leaders
probafoly will resise any general re
writing of the law, though political
strategy may dictate their acquies
cence in the demand for a new law.
Smoot is ready to take up the cud
gels for his s,ales tax plan when tax
revision time comes around.
Revival of the excess profits tax
is another suggestion certain to be
advanced, probably by the Demo
crats, who want it put back in modi
fied form- The keynote of the De
mocratic assault on the Republican
tax law will be lightening of taxes
on small business and individuals of
small means and placing of heavier
imports on big business.
Crookston Lumebr Co. Plant
N o. 1 Ends Sawing Season
Friday Evening
General Lumber Conditions
Are Considered Better
Than a Year Ago
Closing the longest sawing season
in the history of the plant, tihe
Crookston Lumber Co- mill No. 1
completed its season's sawing Fri
day night at-ft o'clock. Although
the plant has been operated at great
er capacity in previous years, when
both day and" night shifts were em
ployed, the season itself this year
has been the longest. In previous
years the last two or three weeks of
operation were performed under very
UTrJ&Vorable weather conditions as
a rule, but this year the weather has
been exceptionally suitable to a late
season run.
Present plans of the company, as
announced by L. Isted, general
manager of the Bemidji plant, are
that the planing mill will operate all
winter. This will still give employ
ment to a large number of men, to
gether with the shipping department
The mill and other departments af
fected by the mill employed about
200 men.
Three logging camps are now be
ing operated by the Crookston Lum
ber Co. a short distance from Black
duck. At these three camps 350
men are now employed and another
100 men will" likely be added within
the next ten days- These camps
will operas until next April or May,
according to the present plans.
The demand for lumber isi
considered fair, and general lumber
conditions *re- much better than they
were a year ago, states Mr. Isted
During the past ten days the trans
portation serVice has been much im
proved, at least as far as the local
mill is concerned.
General lumber reports are opti
mistic, although the car shortage has
had its effect at times. Retailers
are now, as a rule, getting along with
short stocks and will not begin their
spring buying until after the first
of the new year. This usually is
the case, since the majority of the
retailers desire to wait until after the
taking inventory before ordering
their new stocks for the spring trade.
Fargo, Nov. 25Mrs. Stillman of
Valley City, poultry raiser, netted
$3.50 apiece from her flock of 50
hens during the past year, according
to A- Barton, poultry specialist,
wiho is collecting statistics on poul
try- About forty poultry record
farms will be established in \he state
this coming year.
(&\Tm* ON E
Farmer KivdInRunaway Near Pinewood
Contest for Attei
Displace* Prog:
.Out" by
For want of a more elaborate pro
gram, the Kiwanis club enjoyed a
"spellin* bee," at their noon meet
ing Friday at the Elks club rooms,
contesting for the attendance prize.
Frank Koors, as chairman of his
program committtee found himself
facing an eager audience, and, with
no prepared program and not want
ing to admit the deficien/ of his
committee, proposed that the draw
ing (or the atendance prize be dis
pensed with and the spelling match
With the help of Prof. ~F.~F\
Wirth and a book of 'large" words
each member was giveto an oppor
tunity to strive for the prize. "Boy"
and "Buoy" semed to mix up most
of the boys in the class, not know
ing which one the professor wished
to have spelled- After!the allotted
time was up Dr. McCannwa award
ed the prize, a book donated by John
Superintendent J. C- West report
ed progress for his committee on the
proposed public playgrounds. Louis
L. Caskey, manager of the Bemidji
exchange of the Northwestern Bell
Telephone company', was greeted as
a new member and responded with
a short talk.
On acount of the next meeting
coming on Thanksgiving day, there
will be no meeting of the Club next
week, Thursday, December 1, being
the next session. The club voted to
appropriate $10 to the annual Red
Cross Roll Call-
(Capital News Service
St Paul, Nov. 25The state can
vassing board will meet here next
Tuesday to canvass the returns of
the election. .jm^fr-
On the outcome of tfi^c'anva'ss de
pends whether Magnus Johnson
candidate, will ask for,
a recount of votes on the governor
Governor J. A. O. Preus, Repub
lican, on the face of unoffical re
turns, was re-elected by a plurality
of about 10,000.
Representatives of the Farmer
Labor party have been casting about
for possible irregularities in the elec
tion and Fred A. Pike, state chair
man, declared he has evidence suf
fficient to justify further investiga
In case a recount is asked three
disinterested referees will be named
and many assistants will 'be employ
ed to recount ballots cast. Wher
ever irregularities are found cor
rections would be made.
The cost of a recount would be
tremendous, according to well versed
Henry Rines once contested the
election of Governor Preus to the
state auditorship- After a number
of counties had been counted and
there appeared to be no very great
difference in the count, the recount
was abandoned to save expense
rm's w)
Statistician Believes Present
Stock Market Slump to
Be Only Temporary
General Business Improves
Two Pe Cent over Last
Week3 Below Normal
Wellesley Hills, Nov. 25Many
traders have decided that the stock
market has turned definitely down
ward and have sold their holdings.
Others" are hanging on and hoping.
The following statement made today
by Roger W. Babson would indicate
that fundamental conditions sub
stantiate the beliefs of those who arc
still optimistic.
"There is a feling in many quart
ers thai the rise in the market is
over," says Mr. Babson, "and that it
is headed for a long panic. I am be
ing asked on every hand for my
opinion and I want to go on record
as taking the opposition position
The long swing upward movement
which started in August, 1921, is
not yet over. I am not concerned
with the minor movements of the
market. I don't know anything about
them and no one else does. The
market may have further declines
before it goes higher. Statistics
show, however, the market is due to
go higcr levels in 1923 or 1924 be
fore it starts on another long down
ward swing such as we had in 1920.
"I admit that when one look at
surface conditions today, there are
many things that tend to confirm
the current bearish sentiment. The
principal bear argument that is be
ing used, is the European situation.
It is difficult for most people to see
how conditions in the United States
can improve much without an in
crease in our foreign trade. In the
European situation and in the Tariff
Act they see little encouragement in
this direction. Other bearish argu
ments being put forward are: the
high commodity price level that still
exists, the failure of wages to come
down, the increasing tendency of
costs, the small margin of profit in
many lines, the poor outlook for
certain industries, and political con
"But did anybody ever make mon
ey in the stock market by following
surface conditions. I never heard
that they did. Did surface conditions
look rosy back in December. 1920
and during 1921 when the market
was at its lowest levels? They cer
tainly did not- They were just as
many calamity howlers then over
the European situation and domestic
developments as there are today. In
the face of all this, the market has
had a rise of over 60 per cent in the
past fifteen months. It may be ar
(Continued on Page 8)
Opposition Both Within and
Without Government Employ
Is Delaying Action
(Capital News Service
Washington, Nov. 25President
Harding has done sincere work in his
effort to keep his promise, made at
the beginning of his term, to reor
ganize the Government and elimi
nate duplication of effort and waste.
Theie seems little doubt that the
joint committee, of which President
Harding's special representative,
Walter F. Brown, is chairman, will
he favorably reported upon to Con
gress. Bui there is a long wrangle
.head of its pioponents, because
both within and without the Govern
ment service is so much opposition
to some of its features.
Consolidation of the War and the
Navy departments is not likely to be
favorably received in either War or
Xavy departments, and the proposal
will find many enemies in Congress.
The Agricultuial department seems
as determined to hold on to the
reau of Forestry, the Bureau of Pub
lic Roads and the Bureau of Mar
The proposal, in the report of the
committee, to create a "Department
of Education and Welfare," meets
with a solidly united opposition from
educators and educational associa
tions the country over nothing but
a Department of Education, not tied
up with, or sharing its efforts or its
appropriation with any other work,
will do- The Towner-Sterling bill,
which protects such a department,
has literally millions of interested
voters behind it, and Congress fully
(Continued on page 2)
The Bemidji Musical Art club en
joyed a splendid program Friday af
ternoon, the program being in charge
of the student section of the club.
All numbers were well given. The
young people showed an unusual
poise and self-possession-. The diman
rectors of the choruses deserve spe
cial recommendation for the excellent
ensemble work of their groups, and
the individual performers were ex
ceptionally pleasing.
The program was devoted to the
Autumn and Thanksgiving numbers,
some serious, some humorous, but all
well chosen "nd well received by the
audience. The club looks forward
with pleasure to the next student pro
Elementary Department Plans
Fine Program at College
Auditorium Tuesday
Under the direction of- Mrs. A. wages
McMillan, the kindergarten, first
second and third grades, will give a
group of character songs. The fourth
and fifth grades, under Miss Edson
direction, have prepared a drama
tization of "Alice in Wonderland
Miss Mary Deputy has drilled the
sixth and seventh grades in a group
f particularly pleasing folk dancer
Every child in the school is interest
ed and anxious to make this feature
of the term's work a big success- An
admission of 23 cents will be charg
ed. Roll call will be taken and the
rooms represented by the greatest
number of parents will awarded
Mickey, the school canary for the
following month
As the capacity of the hall nny n
he gr-ut enough to seat all who :l i
like to be present, it is advised that
the public plan on being there early.
Minnesota: Generally
night and Sunday. War:
Falls From Wagon aridtyx.
Is Dragged Quarter
Mile By His riofh^
Team Becomes Frightened and
Runs Away, Killing Driver
of Load of Wood
Survived by His Parents and
Several Brothers, Sisters
Has Sister in Bemidji
Conrad B. Dromness, a farmer
living about four miles north of Pine
wood, met his death about 2 o'clock
Friday afternoon while going from
his farm home to Pinewood with a
load of wood- In some manner the
team, which is credited with being
very spirited, became frightened and
started to run when about a mile
from Pinewood and it was then that
Mr. Dromness fell between the horses
his clothing catching on the under
side of the wagon and dragging him
head first for about a quarter of a
Although no one witnessed the
runaway, so far as is known, the de
tails have been gathered from the
appearance of the road and the con
of the wagon.
Continuing their run, the hor?es
ran into Pinewood, where they were
known, and citizens of that town
immediately went in search of their
owner, finding him about three
quarter.- of a mile from town, lying
with his face down, in the road, just
inside of thewhcel-tracks- County
Coroner H. N- McKce of Bemidji
was immediately summoned, he going
to Pinewood Friday afternoon and
returning home this morning. He
reports that Mr. Dromness evidently
met his death soon after falling from
the wagon, since it appears that his
neck was broken. The body dragged
in between the wheels for a quar
ter of a mile, being closed to one
wheel which %howed blood stains.
In continuing their run, the horses
scattered wooTl all aldng the road,
the wagon finally breaking in two.
They finall became separated from
the wagon near the railroad tracks
at Pinewood, leaving the wood rack
on one side of the road and the front
end of the wagon on the other.
The dead man is 24 years, 1 month
and 8 days of age. He is a single
but is survived by several broth
ers and sisters, besides his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dromness, who liv
ed on the farm where he made his
home Mrs. Ole Esterby of Bemidji
is a sister One brother, Peter, who
is attending school in Minneapolis,
was in Bemidji today on his way to
Pinewood. Another sister made her
home temporarily in Bemidji, and
several other relatives live in Mon
Funeral services will probably be
held Wednesday -and burial will be
made in the Aure cemetery. Ar
langemenl are awaiting word from
the relatives Montana, it was an
The County Sunday School asso
i ciation held a business meeting yes
The children of the Elemental
department of the State Teachers
college take pride in the fact that
they can earn part of the fund nee 1-
ed for playground apparatus and for
milk for the undernourished child
ren- On the evening of Tuesday,
Nov. 28, at 8 o'clock, an all-school
program will be given in the college
assemby room and parents and
friends are urged to be present
This entertainment will take the
plaae of the regular Parent-Teuch
er^fftssociation meeting for Decem-
terday afternoon in the council rooms
at the City hall. It is planned to
i hold a Bible institute in Bemidji the
last three days of lent and a commit
tee was appointed to look after the
1 details Further announcements will
I be made later James C. Garison,
state Sunday school officer, of St.
I Paul, was present at the meeting.
(Capital News Service
Brideport, O., Nov. 25John L
Lewis wh'o prevented a reduction of
being forced on his craft, will
have no opposition at the annual
election as president of the United
Mine Workers of America, it ap
pears today. George Mercer of Can
ton, 111., who wis a cand
date was
nominated by so few locals that he
Tie other international officials
of the union, Philip Murray, Pitts
burgh. Pa the vice president, and
William Green, Coshocton, O., the
secretary-treasurer, also are uhop
It wa- expected Lewis would have
onsideiabl opposition in Illinois
hut it failed to materialize. Lewis, a
resident of Springfield, 111- won-out
for the president of the international
rrkanization without ever having
held a district office. Each state is
supposed to Comprise a district. Thq
ckcton will be he'd December 13, A

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