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HE PUTS ASIDE
City Attorney Russell Is Not
a Candidate for the
SAYS IT IS UNENVIABLE AND
Popular City Attorney Emphati
cally on Record as Not Aspir
ing to Further Honor.
In the casting abjut for candi
dates to succeed Mayor JLuding
ton as chief executive of the vil
lage of Bemidji which has been
going on for some time the name
of City Attorney P. J. Russell
has frequently been mentioned
as one of the strongest available
men who might be persuaded to
become a candidate for the posi
tion. Mr. Russell this afternoon
put aside all conjecture as to
what his position in the matter
he stated posi-
tively that he did not aspire to
the mayorality and would not be
Mr. Russell is a gentleman.who
has a pronounced habit of calling
things by their right names. He
never splits straws nor shirks an
official duty pleasant, unpleasant
or otherwise. He has a wide ex
perience in city affairs and his
ability to fill the position has
never been questioned. However
Mr. Russel says he has no desire
at present to be mayor of Bemidji.
"No sir, I am not a candidate
lor mayor, said Mr. Russel. I
don't know where that report
started and I want to assure you
that it was quite unauthorized.
I do not see what there is in
the position that could induce
anyone in business to aspire to it
It requires time to look after
it and my business demands
all my attension at present. I
favor J. A. Ludington. He is
the best "mayor the city ever had
and I hope to see him a candi
date to succeed himself."
Sheep Foz*n to Death.
Fivehundred sheep were frozen
to death near Frazee last week
during the severe cold. They
were being shipped over the
Northern Pacific and had to beture,
sidetracked owning to a break in
the engine. The train men, were
as expeditious as possible, but
the cold was so intense that the
sheep could not stand it when the
the train was not in motion.
C. E. Valentine Social.
The C. E. society of the Pres
byterian church will give a com
bination Lincoln and Valentine
social at the church parlors this
evening. The young people are
making elaborate preparations
for the event and promise a novel
and entertaining evening. A
small admission fee will be
Tenstrike Firemen to Dance.
The Tenstrike firemen are towith
give a grand ball on Washing
ton's birthday and invitations
have been received by a number
of Bemidji young people. The
music will be furnished by an
orchestra from this city and thePioneer.
affair promises to be the bon ton
ovent of the winter in Tenstrike.
On Callodio Carbon Paper
VoungManat County Jail Charged
With Burglary May Not Live Un
til Grand Jury Convenes.
Roy Loveland, a prisoner at the
county jail has been very
seriously ill for the past several
weeks and it is feared that he
cannot recover. Loveland is
held tothegrand jury onacharge
of highway robbery committed
in holding up a Wilton saloon
keeper. He has constant medical
attention but his condition does
not improve. All effort to have
him give the name of his relatives
or to tell the place of their resi
dence have so far been futile. He
will state nothing beyond the
fact that his home is in Vermont
and that his parents are living.
His condition this morning was
Relief in One Minute.
One Minute Cough Cure gives re
lief in one minute, because it kills
the microbe which tickles the
mucuos membrane, causing the
cough, and at the same time
clears the phlegm, draws out the
inflammation and heals and
sojthes the affected parts, One
Minute Cough Cure strengthens
the lungs, wards off pneumonia
and is a harmless and never fail
ing cure in all curable cases of
Coughs, Colds and Croup. One
Minute Cough Cure is pleasant to
take, harmless and good alike for
young and old. Sold at Barker's
Died of Bright's Disease.
Mrs. H. M. Cheesboro died
yesterday afternoon at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Charles
Hitchcock, about three miles
south of Bemidji. She was
years of age, but has been suffer
ing from Bright's disease for a
year and her death was not unBailey
expected. Mrs. Cheesboro came
to this section when the country
was new and has quite a circle of
acquaintances who will learn of
her death with regret. The
funeral will occur tomorrow.
Homesteader Burned Out.
The home of Carl Bursvoid, a
Buena Vista homesteader, was
completely destroyed by fire
Tuesday. The fire caught from
a defective chimney. The family
were all in the house at the time
and by much hard work suc
ceeded in saving the household
effects. The house, a log struc
was burned to the ground.
Mr. Bursvold and family are
stopping at the residence of R.H.
Johnson for the present.
E. J. Willits, the pioneer real
estate man, has an advertisement
in this issue- which speaks well
for Bemidji. That Mr Willits has
good business properties in sev
eral towns in this section of the
state to trade for residence prop
erty in Bemidji is another evi
dence of the steady growth of
the city and shows that the com
ing season will add considerably
to the population of the city.' fe
Mrs. A. Plaisted, of Walker, is
in the city for a two week's visit
her sister, Mrs. A. E. Smith
N. Lang returned this morn
ing from a business trip to
luth and Twin Cities. In Duluth
Mr. Lang met S. A. Paddock,
formerly city editor of the
Mr. Paddock is
employed on the Duluth Herald
and is "doing" West Duluth.
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You can see them at
Reed's Art Studio
THE RACE IS
Fourth Contest in the Whist
Championship Held Last
THE CONTES IS PROVIN
CLOS E ONE.
Messrs. Browne and George Now
Head the List by a Margin
of Five Points.
Four full tables participated in
the fourth game of the series in
the contest for the,, whist cham
pionship of Bemidji last evening
at the rooms of the Whist club in
the S wedback block. The con
test between, the leaders is prov
ing a. close one and the remain
ing three games of the series will
be full of interest.
All contestants were present
last evening with the exception of
Messrs. Graham, Reed, Myer
and Dr. Foster, whose places
were taken by" Judge Spooner,
Earl Carson, Dave Sylvester and
Frank Berry respectively. The
score last evening was as follows:
Browne and George 22024
Reed and Phibbs 196
Arnold and Hitchcock 216IS,
Schneider and Loud 200
Bailey and Foster ..21310
Myer and Wyler 203
Gould and Evans .212 8
Graham and Rhoda 204
The total score to date is as
follows: Browne and George 864
and Wyler 860
Arnold and Hitchcock 852
Gould and Evans 836
and Foster 829
Schneider and Loud 822
Graham and Rhoda 804
Reed and Phibbs 789
There are still three games of
the series to be played before the
contest is settled.
Cross-Eyed Husband Missing.
Mrs. A. R. Lentz of Burtrum,
Minn., writes Chief of Police
Bailey for the names of the trap
pers who recently found the
bones of a man on the Little
Fork, who was supposed to. have
been devoured by wolves. She
fears it is her husband, who left
his home last November tq^ome
to this country to look up acclaim
and has not since informed his
family of his whereabouts. Mrs.
Lentz describes her missing hus
band as a good looking man who
never gave her a cross word,
slightly stoop shouldered and
cross-eyed, wearing a peper and
salt suit of clothes, a painter by
trade and says he wore a new
pair of shoes when he left home
hat had paint spots on them.
She has a family of four children
and unless she can hear from her
husband it will be necessary for
her to send three of them to the
state school at Owatonna. She
will gladly receive information
that may lead to. his...restoration-
to the bosom of the family.
Charged With Wife Beating.
Iyer Wendt, a resident of the
north end of the city, was in
Judge Reynolds'court this morn
charged with wife beating.
Mrs. Wendt was the complaining
witness. Evidence in the matter
developed the fact that Wendt
home from the woods last
night and found that during his
absence things had not been
going as they should at home.
He became so enraged that he
struck his wife. The testimony
of a daughter was also heard. All
the evidence went to show that
Wendt had provocation sufficient
to render him beside himself.
The court lectured the two
women roundly and dismissed
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 i/rug store."
Vacation Days Are Over.
Paddy Doyle, a well known
character about the city was in
Judge Reynold's court yester
day afternoon to answer to a
charge of drunkeness. Doyle
pleaded guilty but craved the
leniency of the court. He was
released about a week ago after
having served sixty days and has
.served more than a half a dozen
terms for the same offense. He
assured the court that if it would
be lenient with him this once he
would enlist and not disturb the
dignity of Bemidji with his peri
odicals any more. The court or
dered him committed for ninety
days and instructed him to go to
the jail. He is something hi a
trusty and has a high sense of
honor and it was beleived safe to
send him unescorted. Doyle did
not go to the jail, however, until
Deputy Sheriff John Bailey
rounded him up several hours
later. Why Wedding Never Took Place.
George Cote, in the Aitkin
county jail, charged with the
murder of Christ Hansen, it
seems secured a license to marry
an Indian maiden at Sandy Lake
before the tragedy occured.
The ceremony never took place
and the Clerk's records will
never be complete on this tran
saction for the reason that the
girl would not consent to marry
him, saying she did not know
him and the license was secured
without her consent. It is re
ported that her father gave the
young man to understand the
match was agreeable to him and
the girl was supposed to be pur
suaded. She was riot at home
and would not stay there when
Cote was about. She may now
breathe easy and be_thankf ul the
proposed wedding was delayed.
The Spelling Reform.
At the recent meeting of the
Minnesota Educational associa
tion the new method of spelling
was adopted so far as twelve
words, in common use, are con
cerned, viz: Program, Tho,
Altho, Thoro, Thorofare, Thru,
Thruout, Catalog, Prolog, Deca
log, Pedagog, Demagog.
PARENTS ABUSE A
State Humane Officer Dis
covers Startling Condition
on Iron Range.
LITTLE GIRL SLAVES WITH
SCANT FOOD AND CLOTHING.
Child Is Taken From Her Parents
and Will Be Sent to State
A terrible example of cruel and
inhuman treatment of a daughter
by a brutal father, horrible and
almost unbelievable in its hideous
barbarity, was disclosed to State
Humane Officer Withrow. Mr.
Withrow has just returned from
the Iron Range, where he in
vestigated the case,and the story
he tells of the animal life led by
the Bottoia family, living at the
Fayal location, and particularly
of the brutal treatment accorded
the eldest daughter, a girl of 12
or 13 years of age, is unparalleled
in the history of the State
The girl is virtually the slave
of the family. When found by
Mr. Withrow her only garment
was an old shirt of her father's.
From her waist to her knees she
was entirely innocent of any cov
ering whatever, &nd it has been
her custom to work about out
side in this garb, hauling water
for the family and doing other
outside work during the coldest
weather. This is all the clothing,
it is said, that she has worn at
any time during the winter.
Her condition was pathetic in
the extreme. The girl told Mr.
Withrow and the court that she
had been the same all winter.
She said she was forced-
on one scant meal a day, scarcely
enough to keep life in a mongrel
Two hundred and fifty pairs of Fine Trous-
ers, in the very finest materials, perfect
fitting, all good values, at $2.50, $2.75 and $3 this week at
dog. Her feet and other parts of
her body had been frozen, and
had afterwards received no at
tention. Thin,gaunt, dirty, gen
erally horrible and repulsive in
appearance, clothed in her few
filthy rags, she looked more like
an outcast savage of centuries
ago than a product of advanced
civilization, and was a sight to
wring words of compassion from
the most brutal.
Her father is Mike Bottala and
she goes by the name of ^Mary.
There are four younger children
in the family. They are also in
Mr. Withow caused the arrest
of Bottala on the charge of neg
lect and abuse of his children.
He was found guilty as charged
and fined $5 and costs, with an
alternative of thirty days in the
Mary was ordered committed
to the state school. A friendly
neighbor has taken her under his
care for the time being.
Onher actions will largely depend
whether or not she is taken to
the state school.
One strange feature of the case
is that the father has been work
ing right along for some time
past, drawing his pay regularly.
He is well able to care for the
family in much better shape if he
Sawmill for Funkley.
M. A. Fisher, who owns the
townsite of the new town of
Funkley, was in the city on busi
ness yesterday. Mr. Fisher says
Funkley is making progress and
there is a great deal of logging
in that vicinity. He anticipates a
very lively spring at Funkley and
says there are lots of lumbermen
there at present. The town is to
have several new industries with
the coming of spring. Among
others is a sawmill which will be
put in by a concern from the
southern part., of the state and.
will have a capacity of about
fifteen thousand per day.
Advertise in the Pioneer.
You last and greatest oppor-
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our very finest $22, $20 and
$18 Suits and Overcoats on
sale this week a large variety
to choose from, including
Stein-Bloch and B. Kuppen
heimer & Co at the extremely