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FREIGHT S CRAS
Extra West and East Bound
Way Freights Meet on
ENGINEER MURRA OF EXTRA
SUSTAINS SLIGHT INJURY.
Engines and Cars Demolished and
AH Traffic Tid Up Since
8:30 Last Night.
An extra west bound freight
and the east bound local way
freight collided at Lengby at
8:30 last night. Several cars of
merchandise were derailed and
both engines were badly dam
aged. Engineer Murray of the
extra freight sustained slight in
juries in jumping.
The collision was the result of
confusion regarding a meeting
order at Lengby. The local held
the main line and the crew were
unloading way freight. The en
gineer of the extra expected the
way freight to take the siding,
and whistled off before the east
end switch was reached. As
soon as the mistake was discov
ered the brakes were applied and
the engine reversed, but the
train could not be gotten under
control in time to avert the disas
ter. Both engine crews jumped.
The engine of the extra was of
the 1100 type, the largest in use
on the Great Northern and the
way freight engine was a mogul
of the 500 type. Both were badly
The wrecking outfits from
Carman and Cass Lake went to
the scene at once and have been
busy clearing the line ever since.
All traffic in both directions was
tied up at the wreck until one
o'clock today. No. 29, east bound
due in Bemidji at 12.34 last night
did not arrive here until 2.30 to
day and was run as first No. 14.
The west bound trains cleared the
wreck about noon.
Lengby is about thirty-five
miles west of Bemidji and had
been designated as the meeting
point for the two trains by an
order received at one of the sta
tions west of here by the extra.
The crews of both taains have
been called to Crookston for an
investigation and discharges will
no doubt result. Just who the
blame will be fixed upon does not
seem to be plain at present.
Ready for the Firemen.
The sleeping apartments of the
firemen at the city hall have been
fixed up and are now ready for
occupancy. The floors have been
neatly carpeted, the interiors of
the rooms redecorated and the
apartments present a very cozy
appearance. Beds are provided
for six men. Those who have al
ready gone on duty are Erton
Geil, Mike Downs and George
Renovating the County Jail.
The annual spring house clean
ing has begun at the county jail,
The interior is being repainted
as well as allthe ceils and the cell
rooms are being kalsomined.
The work is being done by the
prisoners and the expense to the
county will be nominal.
Classes in Shorthand from 9 to 10 p. m.,
flonday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Some hours on Wednesday for Bookkeep
These classes are for the benefit of clerks
and others who cannot come during usual
Patronize Prominent Photographers,
Skinvik Did It.
Yesterday was a gala day in
Judge Skinvik's court. Cow
cases were relegated to the rear
not a single drunk intruded upon
the serenity and dignity of the
court and late in the afternoon as
the sun began to sink into the
west after a perfect winter's day
and the court meditated on the
glory of the days of good King
Oscar two couple appeared at the
office of hizzoner and asked that
he perform the marriage cere
mony. The court 4aid aside its
pipe and got busy. All dignity
attended the occasion and when
the machinery of the court was
finally stopped Hannah Hedien
and Anton Wicklund of Black
duck and Edward A. Feldman
and Clara Iverson had said their
marriage vows and received the
paternal blessings of the court
and the congratulations of the
witnesses. When it comes to
marriage ceremonies, there is no
dignity like that that Judge Skin
vik brings to the occasion.
Waterworks Frozen Up.
Serious interruption to the
water service of the city is being
experienced at present owing to
the freezing up of the pipes in
some sections of the city. The
frost is deeper in the ground at
present than during any time for
many years and Street Commis
sioner Pogue is kept busy looking
after the numerous complaints
that come to his office. Digging
up the pipes and thawing them
out is quite, an expensive oper
ation and as the frost is steadily
going down in the ground and
has already attained a depth of
seven feet much more trouble is
Charge Explained Away.
James Vinning, the Kelliher
man, accused of irregular con
nection with a check for $156
which he had cashed at the First
National Bank yesterday morn
ing satisfactorily explained away
everything in connection with the
matter this morning. The check
had been turned over to him by
a man named Benson to secure
payment and he had merely
complied with the request. The
bank had been investigating. His
story was found to be correct.
The court imposed a fine of $5
and he was released from cus
Wolves in the City Limits.
Yesterday morning as Mr.
Ellingson, the day operator at
the Great Northern crossing
tower was going to work at 6:30
he found himself confronted by a
large timber wolf. Ben Bishop,
the night operator had seen the
two animals cross Lake Irwin
from the direction of the brick
yard, and after enjoying Mr.
Ellingson's predicament for a
short time went- out and suc
ceeded in frightening the ani
mal away. It had taken up a
station near the tower house on
the railroad track and did not
show any disposition to move.
Contract Not Awarded.
The purchase of 2,000 feet of
hose was the principal business
before the regular meeting of the
city council Monday night. A
representative of the Marshall
Wells Hardware Co. was present
and submitted some samples to
the council. Contrary to expec
tations the contract was not
awarded at Monday night's meet
ing and the council will ask for
the submission of additional
samples and make further in
vestigation before it does any
thing definite in the matter.
Have Wrong Impression.
County Auditor Sylvester re
ports that a number of the town
clerks have a wrong impression
of an election law passed by the
last legislature, which provides
that common school districts
comprising twenty or more
tawns must elect? a superintend
ent of schools. This law was
passed to cover a contingency in
Cass county and does not in any
way apply to Beltrami county.
BOO SHOWE IS
Ladies Library Association
Announces a Unique
SHOWER O BE HELD WEDNES-
DA EVENING, MARCH 9.
Hoped That the Plan Will Swell
the Number of Books in
The Ladies Library association
have planned a unique entertain
ment in the nature of a book
shower to be held at the city hall
Wednesday evening', March 0.
The object of the shower is to
interest all the people of the city
in the attempt which is being
made to build up a public library
and to give every one an oppor
tunity of contributing- something
toward the library. Almost every
one has a book or two or three -or
more which tliey would probably
willingly donate toward a public
library if given the chance. This
shower gives the chance.
At the book shower a program
will be rendered and a lunch will
be served. The admission will
be one or more books. The
scheme has proved a great suc
cess in other cities and there is
no reason w7hy
it should not so
The use of the opera house has
been kindly donated by Mr.
Wheelock for the occasion and
the Bemidji stringed orchestra
has also donated its services and
the occasion will doubtless be one
of the events of the season.
A Short Letter from Kansas.
Tredick & Co., of Kingman,
Kansas, write:We have known
Warner's White Wine of Tar
Syrup for a number of years.
It is a standard remedy and a
good seller, and where once tried
a steady customer is obtained.
For sale at City Drug store.
Early Display of
for Men and
New Muslin Underwear
New Wash Good
The pupils of the Bemidji
schools will give an entertain
ment at the City opera house Fri
day evening for the benefit of the
high school library fund. A
carefully prepared program,
which has been under rehearsal
for some time, will be rendered.
There will be drill, tableaus, a
cantata, declamations and a num
ber ot other features. The ob
ject of the entertainment should
warrant the most liberal patron
age and it will no doubt be cheer
fully accorded. The admission
will be 25, 35 and 50 cents.
Ladies' Reading Club.
The Ladies' Heading club met
Monday afternoon at the home of
Most marvelous values
A sale full of interest
Perfect soft hats for
Beautiful stiff hats for
Rich, pure fur black
20 and $22 patent beaver overcoats, 18,
20 and $22 silk elation overcoats, 16 18
and $22roug weave overcoatsal Stein-
Bloc and Kuppenheime productions j*
belt or plain backs choice for. tJ/Jrx
1904 Spring Hats No Ready
New Chatelain Bags
Q\ir Spring Goods
tre coming some acre here balance on
Mrs. Boss.. The members an
swered to roll call with the usual
short papers on current topics.
Mrs. Black read an interesting
paper on "Ralph Connor and His
Works" and Miss Adelia Bright
gave a paper on "The Panama
Canal." Refreshments were
served. The next meeting of the
club will be held at the home of
Mrs. Wm. McCuaig.
Word reaches Bemidji that
Fred Tyson, who recently went
to Hot Springs, Ark., is very
seriously ill and his life is dis
paired of. His wife, who is now
at "Walker, received a telegram
summoning her to his bedside
the first of the week.
Hundreds of the right kind from every fashion
centersuperb hats for
Mew shades of brown ,?s.
Unrivalled qualities for
Fully guaranteed hats for
New Woo Dress Goods
New Laee Curtains
New Hair Ornaments
One day only, Saturday, Feb
ruary 27, subscriptions will be
accepted to the Pioneer for $1 for
A Word of Advice to the Public.
A dollar saved is a dollar earned. We all
know you can save from 25 to 50 per cent
on all photographs at the Lakeside Studio.
Our stock is always new and up-to-date.
Our work is second to none in the north
west. Step in and be convinced. Our
studio is on the ground floor, two blocks
north of the City Boat house, on the lake
Yours for business,
M. J. MORSE,
Biggest and most elaborate