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The Daily Pioneer
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON.
PIONEER PUBLISHING CO
By R. W HITCHCOCK.
Entered in the postoffleeat Bemidji, Minn.,
as second class matter.
Official County and City Paper
SUBSCRIPTION $5 PER YEAR
Su. Mo. Tn. We.
II 1 8
HE Pioneer contains today
communications presenting two
different aspics of the proposi
tion to put an end "to -certain well
.vaown conditions in the city.
The columns of the Pioneer are
open at all times to communica
tions discussing the welfare and
the interests of Bemidji and Bel
trami county providing such
communications are made by
responsible citizens and it mat
ters nothing whether the opinions
advanced are those of the Pio
neer- or not. A newspaper
should be a public forum of
thought as well and it is the aim
of the Pioneer to stand for free
dom of speech on all public mat
ters as does every other
reputable newspaper in the lan'l.
Mr. Editor:I am pleased to
see that some of the good citizens
of Bemidji are beginning to
awaken to a realization of their
responsibility as to the present
moral condition of our city.
Travel where you may through
out the country from New York
to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and tell
the people you are from Bemidji
and the answer is "What, can
you live in that shadow of the
twentieth century?" Sad,
that it is, that such an opinion
has gone out over the country.
It is high time for us to try
and redeem ourselves, high time
for us to pass out of our babyhood
and become the city which nature
intended we should.
Bemidji is destined to become
one the finest cities ia the
northwest providing the honest
citizens stand for purity and
truth. The present condition of
things shall continue just as long
as the people slumber and sleep
and as they sleep the moral can
cer-planters of the twentieth cen
tury wi'l destroy the purity and
virtue of our young.
Men of money and enterprise
will not come here so long as the
gambling den and houses of pros
titution rule our city.
Upon the right disposition of
_this_ important subject depends
the future peace and prosperity
of our city. Let every man and
woman who cares for the culture
and pure training of the youth
attend the mass meeting in the
city hall tomorrow niglm Let
us show to our honorable mayor
and city council that we are
ready to stand by them in an
effort to improve the present con
dition of things.
__To the Editor:Believing that
the columns of your paper are
open to a discussion of both sides
of the "closing up" proposition,
I take this liberty to advance my
Concecding that the moral
phase of the question is nut open
to discussion, are we not yet
bound to consider one or two
things before "putting on the
screws?" In the first j^ace, the
places and persons directly ef
fected by the movement have
maintained this village from the
time it cme into being.
The fines from gambling, etc.,
and licenses collected in the vil
lage have absolutely paid the run
liing expenses. The men who
have paid this expense have just
/experienced the hardest winter
they have ever seen.
The Thursday Musicale meets
tomorrow with Mrs. JR. B. Fos
Mr. and Mrs. Graham M.
Torrance entertained Dr. and
Mrs. R. B. Foster and Mrs.
Horace B. Foster at supper last
R.W. Reed gave a "smoker" to
a party of friends at his apart
ments in the Street block last
i honor of his guests At
torne Stanton, of Cass Lake,
and George Moore, of Minneapo
lis. The occasion was a very
The Rathbone Sisters enter
tained for the Knights of Pythias
lodge last evening after the work
had been concluded. It was the
first function given by the lodge
and it was duly appreciated by a
large attendance. Dancing was
indulged in and excellent music
furnished by the mandolin
orchestra made it doubly enjoy
able. Refreshments were served
and the evening was one that the
Knights and their friends thor
The card party given at Red
Men's hall last night by the Mes^
dames Mayer and Thome for the
ladies of St. Phillip's Catholic
church was a very enjoyable
event. Fifteen tables were
played and about eighty -guests
were present. Mrs. Chamber
lain contributed several very
nicely rendered musical numbers
to the evening's entertainment
and the young people present
entertained with music and reci
tations. The event was thor
oughly enjoyable to all in attend
The property owners are at
this time in no position to stand
a sudden raise in taxation, which
will necessarily follow the choj
ping off a big revenue.
Last but not least is it not ap
parent that the present move,
while it is being prosecuted by
moral persons influenced by
most sincere motives, is yet fos
tered by men who have no no
tion but one purely political who
are sacrificing the property own
ers and business men of the com
munity to satisfy some petty
political ambition of their own.
Bear in mind that a closing up
of Bemidji at this time of the
year, just before the breaking up
of the logging seasdn, means that
a large amount tif money will
find its dumping ground else
and that this effects
directly or indirectlv every busi
ness man and property owner
of this town.
A Kansas Minister.
Rev. L. S. Coulton, of Circle
ville, Kas., says:"Dr. Warner
Your White Wine of Tar Syrup
has been in my family and found
to be all and even more than you
claim for it. It is a speedy cure
for all throat and lung diseases.
For sale at City Drug store.
A mass meeting under the di
rection of the Women's Christian
Temperance Union is called to
meet at the city hall Thursday
evening, Feb. 4, -to-discus"stfie"
advisability of and adopt meas
ures for closing the houses of
prostitution and to stop gambling
in the village of Bemidji. Every
father and mother should be
present. The meeting is for
W handle the Buffalo
Oil Co.'s Oils.
not to smoke the
~74-per cent gasoline 25
Linseed oil, raw 60
Linseed oil, boiled 65c
Dustless float oil... 50c
Paints, Stains, Varnishes,
Wall Paper,Glass, Etc.
G-ibbons & Torrance
Collections City Real Estate
Attorneys at Law
Dr. Rowland Gjlmore
Physician and Surgeon
k'uysictaii and Surgeon
Office: ililes Block. Beminll
D. H. FISK
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Office over First National Bank
E. F. Crawford
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Office: Boston Block
P. J. Russell
Attorney at Law
Jay L. Reynolds
Attorney at Law
Office In Hlles Block.
Dr. E. H. Marcum
Physician and Surgeon
Office: Swedback Block
Residence Phone aai Office Phone 18
Dr. XT. Tuomy
Office over First National Bank, Third St
Physician and Surgeon
Office: Boston Block
Office Phone, 73 Home Phone, 60
Bailey & McDonald
Bemidji, fllnn. Office: Swedback Block
F. O. E.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Bemidji AerleNo.351.
Meets every Jfonday at 8 m.,
Joseph Harrington, W. President
H. LiBleu, W. Secretary
Vlaltlntr Entries cordially Invited.
J. E. MULLIGAN
U. S. Deputy Government Surveyor
Headquarters at Beaudotte. Minn.
Bemldji and Fosston banks ana
Merchants Bank of Crookston.
J. J. DORAN
AND ON THE
TIME TABLE LOCAL TRAINS
No. 40...Park Rapids Line..7:10a.m.
14... Duluth Express...12:27 p.m.
"26 12:34 a.m.
13..f. .^os.ston Line 2:50 p.m.
i 25 3:12 a.m.
39...Park Rapids Line..7:32
FULL INFORMATION FROM
E. E. CHAMBERLAIN, Agent,
The smallest want ad is care
fully read each day by hundreds
of people. A few cents' expend
iture puts you in close touch with
Naturalist and Taxidermist
ao8 Second St.
Postofflce Box No. 686
BIRDS, WHOLE ANIMALS, FISH, FUR RUOS AND ROBES
and GAME HEADS mounted to order and for sale. carry at
all times a good assortment of INDIAN RELICS and CURIOS.
FUR OARMENTS made to order, repaired and remodeled
FURS In season bought.
1 guarantee my work mothproof and
the most lifelike of any in the state
MY WORK IS EQUALLKI) BY
PEW, EXCELLED BY NONE
A Deposit Required on All Work
YOUR TRADE SOLICITED
Mulligan & Cornwall
LOCATIONS ON RED LAKE RESERVATION A SPEC ALTY
AND GUARANTEED AS DESCRIBED
General Banking Business.
E. H. CORNWALL
Headquarters at Bemidji, Minn.
CORRECT PLATS OF
ALL RESERVATION LANDS
WANTEDTo till your wants.
Nothing does it like a Pioneer
WANTED Lady or gentleman to
travel for a firm of $250,000
capital Salary $1,072 per year
and expenses paid weekly.
Address," with stamp, J. A.
Alexander, Grand Forks, N. D.
WANTEDMen to learn barber
trade catalogue mailed free
Moler Barber college, 221 Sec
ond avenue south, Minneapolis,
Minn. MacGregor & Ander
son, props. Established 1893.
SALESMAN WANTED every
where to solicit orders for gen
eral line of nursery stock and
seeds. Brown Bros. Co., Ro
chester, N. Y.
WANTEDPurchasers for old
papers. Ten cents a hundred.
FOR SALEThree lots on Bel
trami avenue and Fourth street
and two houses and two acres
on Park avenue. Inquire of T.
Murphy, Park avenue.
FOR SALEOnion skin type
writer paper at the Pioneer
FOR SALEHotel building in
Minneapolis will sell at very
low price easy terms. W. J.
Schwab, Clear Lake, Minn.
FIRST CLASS livery stock for
-sale at a bargain sound
young horse, good. rigs. Ad
dress Lock Box 87, Alexandria,
FOR SALEA goud clean stock
of dry goods invoice about
$8,000 located at Fort Dodge,
Iowa. Address L. L. Lostutter.
FOR SALEDrug business in
North Dakota, town located in
best section of the state, in
voicing $5,000, net profit over
running and living expenses
$3,000 per year for last thirteen
yeaas. Address E. C. Krueger
Forest River, N. D.
LIBERAL pay to man to solicit
orders experience unneces
sary. Perry Nursery company,
Rochester, N. Y.
PREPARED ONLY BY
PIONEER WANT COLUMN
The Lesson of the Past
Bemidji Townsite &
JOHN GIBBONS, Local Agent.
A Hint for the Future
BARRETT & ZIMMERMAN,
Midway Horse market, St. Paul,
will pay your horses, wagons
and harnesses at all times.
LOSTA pair of eyeglasses with
cord attached. Finder please
return to Pioneer office and re
HOTEL FOR SALEGood hotel
property for sale. Add. Thomp
son Bros., Blackduck, Minn.
WANTED Young men and
women, learn telegraphy at
home. Good salaries, positions
permanent. Complete instruc
tions, instruments furnished.
Particulars by mail. Home
Study Co., Station C, Box 443,
Los Angeles, Cal.
REAL ESTATE and MARKETS
Minneapolis, Feb. 2.WheatMay,
70%c July, 89%c Sept., 78%c. On
trackNo. 1 hard, 93%c No. 1 North
ern, 91%c No. 2 Northern, 88%c No.
3 Northern, 89@84%c.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, Feb. 2.CattleGood to
choice, steers, $3.705.00 common to
fair, $email@example.com good to choice cows
and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org veals, $2.00
5.00. Hogsemail@example.com. SheepGood
to choice yearling wethers, $4.25
4.C5 good tochoice lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, Feb. 2.WheatIn store
No. 1 hard, 91%c No. 1 Northern,
90Vc No. 2 Northern, 87%c. To ar-
riveNo. 1 hard, 91%c No. 1 North*
ern, 90%c No. 2 Northern, 87%c
May, 90&e July, 89c Sept., 78%c
FlaxIn store, on track and to arrive,
$1.13% May, $1.16% July, $1.17%.
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, Feb. 2 CattleGood to
prime steers, $email@example.com poor to me
dium, $4.004.50 stockers and feed
ers, $firstname.lastname@example.org cows, $email@example.com
heifers, $1.7504.50 calves, $3.25
7.00. HogsMixed and butchers, $4.75
@5.00 good to choice heavy, $4.95
5.05 rough" heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org light,
$4.304.70. SheepGood to choice
wethers, $email@example.com Western sheep,
$4.005.15 native lambs, $4.005.90
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Feb. 2.WheatMay, 91%
@91%c July, 83%c Sept., 78%
7%c. CornFeb., 48%c May, 51%c
July, 48%@48%e Sept., 48%c. Oats
Feb., 41%c May, 44%@45c July,
38%c Sept., 33H@33%c. PorkMay,
$13.45. FlaxCash, Northwestern,
$1.17 Southwestern, $1.10 Feb., $1.-
10 May, $1.12. ButterCreameries,
15@22&c: dairies, 13@20c. Eggs
26@28c. Poultry Turkeys, 12c
chickens, ll%c springs, ll%c.
For eight years we have been
telling of the wonderful future of
Bemidji. Man have been unbeliev
ing. They have lost fortunes. Every
year proved our prediction many
times over. Bemidji will one day
be a great city, and townsite lots,
now to be had cheap,.will be worth
big money. Buy now.
MARK S BALSAM
The Great Cough Cure
For the cure of all affections of
the lung, throat and chest, such as
Coughs, Colds, Asthma,. Croup, Whoop=
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and will prevent consumption when
taken in time. Guaranteed.
Price 25 and 50 cents.
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Manufacturer of MARK'S CELEBRATED REMEDIES,