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IMPORTANT MOV E
Whist Club Considers the
Matter of Re-organizing
Along Different Lines.
A "BUSINESS MEN'S" CLUB
PLANNED BY THE MEMBERS.
Plan Will Make the Club an Im
portant Factor in the Material
Growth of Bemidji.
At the regular meeting of the
Whist club last evening an in
formal business meeting was
held and the matter of re-organ
izing the club was discussed at
length. It was the unanimous
opinion of the members present
that the club could be made of
great value to Bemidji and to the
business interests of the city if
properly organized to that end
and it was voted to lay the matter
before the entire membership of
the club at a meeting to be held
Thursday evening of next week
at the club rooms.
When the Whist Club was
first organized it was hoped that
in time it might be made a sort
of commercial club and so assist
materially in inducing industries
to come to Bemidji. in getting
capital to invest here and in var
ious ways promoting the welfare
of the city. It is felt that the
present is an opportune time to
enlarge the sphere of the club's
usefulness and the idea that the
club be re-organized as a '"Busi-
ness Men's Club was enthusias
tically discussed last even ing. A
committee consisting of R. W.
Hitchcock, F. N.Lang, J. A. Lud
ington, E. H. Winter and W. L.
Brooks was appointed to wait
upon the members of the club,
lay the matter before them and
secure a full attendance at the
meeting next Thursday evening
when the matter will probably
take definite form.
Numerous members of the
club have been interviewed in re
gard to the matter today and the
reorganization idea is favorably
received by all.
Along just what lines the club
will be re-organized is a matter
that the meeting next Thursday
evening will determine but the
idea of a "Business Men's Club"
for both business and social pur
poses was the idea which ap
pealed strongly to the members
of the club present at last night's
meeting and the conviction is
strong that in some such way the
club may be made an organiza
tion of great value to the city.
Nah tah-we-gah-bow, a Red
Lake Indian, pleaded guilty to a
charge of introducing liquor on
the Red Lake reservation before
Judge Brown at Bagley yester
day. He had furnished fire water
to severe! other Indians. A team
ster had left a bottle of alcohol in
the manger of a barn where the
Indian was employed. He had
discovered it and asked his
friends to drink with him. They
all reached a very glad state and
arrests followed. lie was re
leased upon his personal recog
nizance and is to appear before
the next term of the United
States district court at Fergus
Falls on the first Tuesday inMay.
Wolves Chase A Homesteader
A well known Bemidji attorney
who returned this morning from
a trip up the north line tells a
story of how a homesteader was
chased by wolves hist night a
short distance from Fnnk iakel
The man was walking on the
railroad track when a pack swung
in behind him and scared him so
badly that he ran all the way
to his cabin. The animals put in
to any business man in the city for
$25 per month for 3 months.
We also supply stenographers with
a No. 6 Remington Typewriter.
The same offer holds gooil to business
men outside of Bemidji at $35 per month.
all night on the lake and from
the yelping of the pack it is esti
mated by the attorney that there
were several thousand of them.
This is a sure enough wolf story,
vouched for by one of the most
prominent business men in the
city, whose name is withheld out
of consideration for his wife and
Alex Is in Town.
The only original Alex Van
Praag arrived in the city this af
ternoon and will visit the local
lodge of I. O. F. tonight. Mr.
Van Praag is one of the most en
thusiastic Odd Fellows in the
state and has been connected
with the grand lodge of the
order for some time, lie will
entertain the Odd Fellows to
night. Mr. Vran
Praag is a
vocalist of no mean ability.
Those who have never heard his
"Schneider's Band" or "Mr.
Dunderbeck" have missed much,
lie should bo induced to give
them in his program tonight.
The first primary of the cam
paign of 1904 will be held tomor
row when the ward caucusses
will be held for the purpose of
electing delegates to the county
convention to elect delegates to
the congressional convention
which chooses delegates to the
national Republican convention
at Chicago. The caucusses will
open at 2 o'clock and the second
ward caucus will be held in the
city hall while the old First Na
tional bank building will be the
meeting place of the first ward
repub'.icans. Each ward is en
titled to eight delegates to the
May Be Cut Short a Month.
The matter of closing the city
schools a month earlier than
usual is being discussed by the
members of the school board. It
is estimated that the tax collec
tions will fall twenty-live per cent
short and the district will be
pressed for money. Opinion on
the board is divided as to closing
but the matter will probably oc
cupy the attention of the school
board for some time at its next
Hinchy Camps Closed.
Wm. Hinchy, who has been one
of the niost extensive contractors
in the vicinity of Tenstrike dur
ing the past winter was a pas
senger to the cities on the M. &
I. this morning. Mr. llinchy's
several camps have been closed
down and his teams have been
hired to McLean & Mackey, tin.'
tie contractors, who are operat
ing extensively on cedar at pres
ent. Mr. Hinchy reports the
winter's workaecconiprished one
of tin most satisfactory in years.
Six Times Mayor.
Charles Kinkele, the genial
Walker landlord, is receiving the
congratulations of his friends on
his election to the office of mayor
at Walker for the sixth consecu
tive time. Mr. Kinkele is de
servedly popular with the travel
ing public who visit Walker is a
genial character and his election
is a source of much gratification
to his many friends.
George Spear's Father Dead.
Grand Rapids Magnet: County
Attorney Oeorgc H. Spear is at
tending the funeral of his father,
Charles 11. Spear, in Minneapolis.
Mr. Spear, Sr. died on Thurs
day at El Faso, Texas. The
cause of his death was of a pul
monary nature, caused by ex
posure and hardships during the
civil war, during--winch he served
in tire First Minnesota. Mr.
Spear was 65 years of age.
During the jubileeafter election
at Bagley in the saloon of Hans
Melbye, his father-in-law, A.
Meyers, who tended bar, was in
the cellar tapping a keg of beer
and Anton Olberg, of the town of
Fddy, staggered aud fell down
cellar, lighting on the shoulders
of Meyers dislocating one of
them and bumping Meyer's
The Sunshine club will meet at
the home of Helen MCarthy to
morrow and as it an important
meeting all members should try
and be present.
And in the end it don't cost as much
to have your work done at the
WILTON STORE IS
Masked Highwayman Se
cures Cash From Safe
ROAD AGOT TURNS A VERY
Succeeds in Making Good His Es
cape Before Robbery Is
Melby Bros.' store at Wilton
was the scene of a very daring
robbery shortly after nine o'clock
last night, when an armed and
masked highwayman entered the
place and compelled the clerk to
turn over the contents of the cash
drawer and afterwards made
good his escape.
Thos. Melby, one of
prietors of the store,
gone home and left the
in charge of the clerk,
Solon. There were no
ers and Mr.' Solon occupied a
chair in the rear of the store
when the highwayman entered.
He covered Solon with a gun and
compelled him to go to the safe
and get out the cash drawer. It
contained about si'O in cash. The
road agent appropriated this and
after looking about the place and
appropriating several minor arti
cles of little value assured Solon
chat the best thing he could do
was to keep still. He advised
him that if he made a move to get
out of the store or spread the
alarm he would be shot to death.
Before leaving the store he
tore the receiver out of the tele
phone. Solon did not give the
alarm for some little time and
when it Avas finally given out
there was no trace of the high
wayman. He is described as a
comparatively speaking neatly
dressed young man wearing a
red sweater and a frieze topcoat,
about medium height and not
The authorities in this city
were immediately notified and
the Messrs. Melby came to Be
midji on the morning train. No
trace of the man was found here
and late advices from Wilton are
that he was tracked a distance of
about a mile west of that city,
where the trail was lost in the
Wilton people are becoming
of Our Hat Department
Makes Ours the Splendid
Success That It Is
thoroughly frightened. This is
the third hold-up of a business
house which has occurred there
during the past live months.
R. W. Reed and E. L. Bruce, of
the U. S. forestry eorps.returned
this morning from their trip to
the Pine Island country, where
they went to take some views of
the logging camps. They drove
in from Blackduck, a distance of
seventy-two miles. Mr. Reed
succeeded in securing some tine
views of the great logging road
and some of the loads that were
hauled on it as well as some fine
pictures of camp life and types.
The negatives will be copyrighted
by Mr Bruce and the pictures
will not be finished for sometime
Married at the Markham.
Judge Clark yesterday per
formed a marriage ceremony at
parlor in the Markham hotel
which united the future destinies
of Olaves Evenvold and Miss
Hulda Carlson, of Shelvin. The
ceremony occurred at 8:'i0. The
bride was attended by her sister,
Miss Adrian Carlson, and C. B.
Hoy, the well known traveling
man, officiated as best man. Mr.
and Mrs. Evenvold left this after
noon for Shevlin. They will
reside on a farm a short distance
from that village.
Dispute With Health Authorities.
Dr. Morrison this morning
swore out a warrant for L.J.
Morse, the Lakeside photogra
pher charging him with resist
ing a health officer. Mr. Morse
home has been under smallpox
quarantine for some time and
this morning the doctor went up
to fumigate tin1
wasa dispute. Question of author
ity was developed which the doc
tor decided to have the court
definitely settle and accordingly
the charge was brought.
Allowed to Answer.
Judge Spooner this morning
filed an order in the case of the
State of Minnesota vs. the
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. al
lowing the defendant an oppor
tunity to answer. The case is a
tax matter in which judgment
was rendered against the railway
company. It asked an opportun
ity to answer and will attempt to
show that the taxes in question
have been satisfied under the
gross earnings tax law.
Brother Is Dying.
The police department are this
afternoon looking for a man
named James McCalvy believed
to be in this city. McCalvy's
brother is dying at Hurly, Wis.,
and several telegrams have been
received for him at Blackduck.
The police had been unable to
locate him up to 4 o'clock.
A GOO THIN
Headquarters of Pine Tree Lum
ber Co. Will Go to Village of
The logging industry on the
Leech and Cass Lake reservations
is giving the village of Walker a
decided boom and the announce
ment is made this week that the
Pine Tree Lumber Company will
be removed from Minneapolis
and Park Rapids to Walker. This
will mean something to Walker.
All the company's supplies will
be brought there in the future
and the removal of the head
quarters will substantially in
crease the population of the town.
The Weyerhauser interests are
heavily represented in the Pine
Tree Co. and as they were
among the most successful bid
ders for the Leech Lake reserva
tion pine and will be cutting on
the reservation for some years to
come the removal of the head
quarters is a matter of necessity
and convenience as well.
est Stockof Ne SpringClotheseth
FO ME N AND YOUNG MEN
The best ready-for-service clothes in the world
are those made by Stein-Bloch Co., Rochester, N.
Y., and B. Kuppenheimer & Co., Chicago, and we
are exclusive distributors in Bemidji
These dependable, correct, fashion
able Spring Suits. Rain Coats and
Top Coats are here from
Black Clay Suits, twenty ounce weight guaranteed (ft**/\
lining, self-retaining hair cloth fronts, single and I 1
double breasted, for ~r *V-
Ten styles of Imported Fancy Scotch Plaid Rain
Coats, silk, quarter lined,
at BOYS' 5 YOUTHS' CORRECT SPRING ATTIRE
Our Superior Boys* Stock is selected with the knowledge of
boys' requirements, and as you know are peerless
closed to allow insurance
adjusters to inspect stock
after the recent fire
Will reopen in
a few days
DEA MAY E MAD E
Senator Swedback Goes to Minne
apolis to Look Up Sash and
Senator Swedback left this
morning for Minneapolis on a
business trip. The senator has
several minor matters.to attend
to, but the real purpose of his
visit is to look up the. sash and
door factory which is anxious to
come to Bemidji. The proposi
tion of its location here has been
quite favorably received. City
Attorney Russell and a number
of prominent business men offer
the factory substantial en
couragement and the senator is
well pleased at present with the
outlook for securing the factory.
Upon his return he will have
had a definite understanding
with the parties who own the
plant and will have a proposition
from them upon the acceptance
or rejection of which will depend
the coming of the factory.
dfc J&K ^flfcr Jfat 1
Will Open Monday.
Miss Louise Hetland's milli
nery store which has been closed
since the Malzahn block fire will
be opened Monday of next week.
The loss on the stock was ad
justed at $410 and the loss on the
building at $10. The spring
stock of the store very fortun
ately was at the depot when the
fire occurred and will be shown
with the opening of the store.
The line of pattern hats and milli
nery furnishings is one of the
finest the store has ever handled
and will especially interest the
We Are Daily
making sittings for people who have
been elsewhere for photographs and
have been disappointed both in quality
and price. Step in and see what we
can do for you.
Our studio is on the ground floor, two
blocks north of the City lioat house, on
the lake front.
Yours for business,
M. J. MORSE,
3QE IAK. Jic aiW ^b. :^W
She Be st Clothes
in Existence Are Those in This Store
Today. In Saying This We Make No
Idle Boast But Are Prepared to Demon
strate the Truth to Every Caller. We