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The Daily Pioneer
PUBLISHKD EVERY AFTERNOON.
PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.
By R. W. HITCHCOCK.
Entered in the postofflce at Bemidji. Minn.,
as second class matter.
Official County and City Paper
SUBSCRIPTION $5 PER YEAR
1904 MARCH 1904
Su. Mo. Tu. We. Th.
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THERE are 900 members of the
commercial club of Duluth and at
a recent meeting to consider mat
ters of great importance to Du
luth there were barely more than
a score of them present. This is
a common experience. A com
mercial club gets results when
the whole body of the business
men of a city are roused to action.
and this does not happen right
along. If Bern idji can succeed
in organizing a business men's
club which shall give a convenient
place for informal gatherings of
the business men of tlie city it
will have a commercial club
which will be ready at all times
to do business.
HE Collins newspapers are
very much preturbed in mind be
cause James J. Hill has declared
for Grover Cleveland for presi
dent. They feel that their privi
leges have been usurped. They
themselves are the only author
ative mouthpieces for Mr. Hill's
political opinions and they want
it distinctly understood that the
Great Northern magnate has no
political opinions except as to the
governorship of Minnesota. Mr.
Hill will please take notice.
RUSSIA'S friends in this coun
try are slowly making themselves
heard with reasons why it would
be better for America did Russia
win over Japan. The admirer of
Japan, like Japan itself, struck
first and struck hard, but the
Eussian advocate is now begin-
ning to talk to some purpose.
Russia herself, however, seems
slow about helping him out.
HE members of the house of
representatives are riotously in
dignant because of their connec
tion with the postal frauds in a
recent departmental report.
What a fluttering of feathers!
I N THIS
glorious land of equal
right and equal chance it costs
#800 to be a delegate to a national
political convention -after you're
THE MERGER DECISION.
People generally will be grati
fied with the decision of the su
preme court of the United States
which practically holds that the
merger is unlawful being in re
straint of trade. A decision up
holding the Northern Securities
company would have been a de
feat for justice on purely techni
cal grounds. That the merger
cends to stifle competition and
that it is in restraint of trade
everybody knows and the deci
sion of the court will be approved
generally throughout the land
for it is in strict accordance with
However the merger will not
die yet a while. The merger is
an economic fact which the com
mereial world, not the courts,
must dispose of. The merger
existed before the Northern Se
curities company was thought oi
and it will undoubtedly keej
right on existing. We can't kill
it and we wouldn't if we could.
The thing to do is not tofindoutJudge
some way to kill off the merger
but some way to control it. Tin
merger is a natural development
of the industrial and commercial
conditions of the times and the
only thing to do with it is to find
the natural method of controlling
it and of making it of the great
est service to the general public
We believe that this method is to
be found in a study of the eco
nomic conditions of the day
where the thing came from there
will the way to control it be
BI TS S
It will cost 7r per year for
Crookston saloon men to "licker
The Big Fork Compass claims
to be worth the price and there
are none to dispute it.
New rural route out of Ada
April 1st, May the good people
down that way not be fooled on
So many candidates for auditor
in Norman county that the people
are having trouble to audit them
Since election day the Bel
trami County Bugle is observing
the injunction "Blow, Bugle,
The Itasca News remarks that
the Smoot investigation accounts
for the surplus of Smiths on
Polk county let its printing to
the cheapest bidder and now bo
gins to find that it will cost more
than ever before.
Mrs. Ives is home again, the
Judge is happier and the Cass
Lake Times is brighter and things
like this are again to be found in
it any week: "Bob Dunn wants
to be governor and will be.
Collins wants to be gover
nor and wont be.And that's
the long and short of it."
"Quo Vadis" has several times
been seen in Bemidji, but it has
never been given a more capable
or intelligent interpretation than
it was accorded at the hands of
the Harold Nelson Co. last night.
It was a finished production. No
attention to detail was spared,
the stage settings were gone
through with to the letter, the
performance was not hurried or
cramped despite the length of
peice and it was 12:30 o'clock be
fore the curtain rang down on
the final act. Mr. Nelson as
"Petx'onius" amply sustained the
reputation which preceded him
for versatility and the support
was flawless. Taken all in all
it is the strongest production
seen at the local house this sea
THE FIRST PREACHING AT
A tall man, with a red shirt
parted across a burning, hairy
chest, stood on the steps of the
Birch Grove school house. He
glared ferociously at the gather
ing crowd, and still further bared
"I tell you there's going to be
no preaching tonight here. Pu
that with your pork and salt it
down. An' I'il tell you. a few
more. There won't be no preach
ers loafing around Birch Grove
so long as my appetite holds out.
You've invited a worthless hymn
hummer down to trade bum gos
pel for good grub, but I'll invite
him to leave us alone. And every
time I give a invtf$ I'll leave a
sore spot. You can salt that
"What have you got agin
preachers, Dave?" comes a voice
from the crowd.
'I've got it plenty agin the
whole hell hound. A preacher
converted my brother's wife
back in Wisconsin. He prayed
with her until she got a pair of
wings and flew away with him.
He stopped speaking to motion
aside two men who attempted to
run the blockade. One of his
motions fell with so much force
that a good brother crashed
backward into the snow. A few
angry voices were heard, but the
citizens of Birch Grove treated
this exhibition with hilarious ap
proval. li Dave was welcome
to have his way usually, and to
night he is supreme.
A sudden stir of intense inter
esta parting of the spectators
-and Rev Snighi, a short, heav
ily-built man is facing the door
"Roll otr the perch a little, will
you, I want to get in."
"I am going to preach here."
"Well, then the first preaching
is going to be a funeral sermon.
You've got me to kill 'fore you
"Oh, come off! Open the door."
"Not for a minute, you
Then something happens. A
stream of tobacco-colored juice
flows from the preacher's lips
straight into Dave's eyes. Dave
raises a hand to the point of
smarting blindness and then fol
lows a course of blows and kicks
that remind him of being caught
in a log jam. He wakes to find
himself in the bottom of a sled
which is nearing bis home.
"My text this evening," says
Rev. Snighi, as ho brushes back
his hair, "is: 'Behold, I Stand
at the Door and Knock.'
F. O. E.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Bemidjl Aerie No. 351.
Meets every Wednesday at 8 p. m.,
A. T. Wheelock, W. President
H. LeBleu, Secretary
Visitine Baeies cordially invited.
Cut this out and
send your name
and we will mail
you a jar of
idic S alve.
Send us 5 cents in postage to
pay for mailing same.
475 W- N. Av., Chicago III.
A LL POINTS
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 .Fosston Line 2:50 p. m.
25 3:12 a. m.
39 .Park Rapids Line7:32
Full information from
E. E. CHAMBERLAIN, Agent,
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh
that Contain Mercury.
as mercury will surely destroy
the sense of smell and completely
derange the whole system when
entering it through the mucous
surface. Such articles should
never be used except on precrip
tions from reputable physicians,
as the damage tliey will do is ten
folds the good you can possibly
derive from them. Hall's
Catarrah Cure, manufactured by
A (h A. A A A*~*A. Ai A. A
The Famous Gotzian and
Heinze Celebrated Pickles,
Preserves and Canned Goods
University Brand of Canned
CROCKERY and GLASSWARE
FLOUR and FEED
P. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.,
contains no mercury, and is
taken internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system. In buying
Hall's CatarrhCure be sure youget
the genuine. It is taken internally
and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F.J.
Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists. Price, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
Jay L. Reynolds
Attorney at Law
Office in Hlles Block,
Bailey & McDonald
Bemidjl, fUnn. Office: Swedback Block
G-ibbons & Torrance
Collections City Real Estate
Attorneys at Law
D. H. FISK
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Office over First National Bank
P. J. Russell
Attorney at Law
Dr. Rowland Gilmore
Physician ami Surgeon
Office: Hilcs Block
Physician and Surgeon
Office: fllles Block. Bemin|l
Dr. E. H. Marctim
Physician and Surgeon
Office: Swedback Block
Residence Phone 221 Office Phone 18
Dr. J. T. Tuomy
Office over First National Bank, Third St
Dr. E. H. Smith
Physician a nd Surgeon
Office: Boston Block
Office Phone, 73 Home Phone, 60
The Lesson of the Past
For eight years we have been
telling of the wonderful future of
Bemidji. Many 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.
Bemidji Townsite &
JOHN GIBBONS. Local Agent.
A Hint for the Future
FOR THIS WEEK:
we will place on sale 25 dozen of the latest patterns of
Men's Stiff Bosom Fancy Dress Shirts of the most
popular make at
worth $1.50 and ft. Only two shirts to each customer.
Headquarters for H. S. & Clothing,
Ralston Health Shoes and Tiger Hats.
I. MEYER & CO.
High Art Clothiers.
GIRL WANTElT^App^ at Be
midji Steam Laundry.
WANTEDGirl for general
at 703 Beltrami Ave.
WANTEDTwo nicely furnished
rooms with heat for two gentle
men, close to business district.
Address P. O. lock box 077.
FOR ALL KINDS OF WORK
Call on John Ackerman. Wood
sawed and split. Yards and side
walks cleaned. Phone 2o3.
WANTED Special representa
tive in this county and adjoin
ing territories, to represent
and advertise an old established
business house of solid financial
standing. Salary $21 weekly,
with Expenses paid each Mon
day by check direct from head
quarters. Expenses advanced
position permanent. We fur
nish everything. Address, The
Columbia, 640 Monon Bldg.,
WANTEDMen to learn barber
trade catalogue mailed free
Moler Barber college, 221 Sec
ond avenue south, Minneapolis,
Minn. MacGregor & Ander
son, props. Established 1893.
FOB SAL E.
FOR SALEResturant and hotel
good location. Inquire 305
Third Street or address P. O.
box 169, Bemidji, Minn.
FOR SALESteamer Bertha,
36 feet over all, 10 house power
rig. Lock box 285. _,
FOR SALE- One hundred acres
of improved land in Red Lake
county, three and one half
mile from town. Price $12 per
acre. Address Box 115, St.
FOR SALE CHEAPWe have
for sale, cheap, one 14-horse
power joint traction engine, in
first class condition. Just the
thing for a sawmill. Address!
Prentice Bros., Cogswell, N. YA
B\)R SALETreasury stock of
the Shakespeare gold mine of
Webbwood, Ontario, in any
quantity. JFull particulars on
application to James L. George,
P. O. Box 476.
ROOM TO RENTTwo fur
nished rooms in desirable lo
cations. Inquire at Pioneer
FOUNDLace handkerchief on
Beltrami ave. near Fifth Street
Apply at Pioneer office.
A SNAP FOR BOYSA footbal
or punching bag for a couple of
hours' work. Write for par
ticulars. F. F. Frost & Co.,
926 Westminster St., Washing
ton, D. C.
REAL ESTATE and MARKETS
Minneapolis, March. 14.Wheat
May, 99%c July, 99%c Sept., 87y2c.
On trackNo. I hard, $1.02 No. 1
Northern, $firstname.lastname@example.org% No. 2 North
St. Paul Union Stook Yards.
St. Paul, March 14.CattleGood to
choice steers, $email@example.com common to
fair, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice cows
and heifers, $email@example.com veals, $2.50
5.00. Hogsfirstname.lastname@example.org. SheepGood
to choice yearling wethers, $4.50
4.75 good to choice lambs, $5.00(g5.25
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, March 14.WheatIn store
No. 1 hard, $1.00% No. 1 Northern,
98%c No. 2 Northern, 96%c. To ar-
riveNo. 1 hard, $1.00% No. 1 North
ern, 98%c No. 2 Northern, 96%c
May, 98%c July, 99%c Sept., 87c.
FlaxIn store, on track and to arrive,
$1.16% May, $1.17% July, $1.18%
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, March 14.CattleGood to
prime steers, $email@example.com poor to me
dium, $3.50 4.85 stockers and feed
ers. $2.504.25 cows, $firstname.lastname@example.org
heifers, $2.254.50 calves, $2.75
5.75. HogsMixed and butchers, $5.10
5.45 good to choice heavy, $5.45
5.R0 rough heavy, $5.255.40 light,
$4.85 5.40. SheepGood to choice
wethers, $4.605.00 Western sheep,
$email@example.com native lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, March 14.WheatMay,
96%c July, 91%@91%c old, 93%c
Sept., 86%c old, 87%c. Corn'March,
51%c May, 53%c July, 51%51%c
Sept., 50%@Blc OatsMay, 41%c
July, 39%39%c Sept., 33%c. Pork
-May, $14.02% July, $14.27%. Flax
Cash, Northwestern, $1.16 South
western, $1.10 May, $1.12 March,
$1.10. ButterCreameries, 1623%c
dairies, 13%@21c. Eggs16%@17%c.
PoultryTurkeys, 12c chickens, 12c
C. H. MILES
Agent for Anheuser-Busch Famous
St. Louis Beer
Naturalist and Taxidermist
208 Second St. Postofflce Box No. 686
BIRDS. WHOLE ANIMALS, FISH, FUR RUOS AND ROBES
and GAME HEADS mounted to order and for sale. carry a
all times a good assortment of INDIAN RELICS and CURIOS
FUR GARMENTS made to order, repaired and remodeled
FURS in season bought.
I guarantee my work mothproof and
the most lifelike of any in the state
TY WOKK IS EQUALLED BY
FEW, EXCELLED BY NONE
A Deposit Required on All Work
YOUR TRADE SOLICITED
3 3 5
General Banking Business. Fire Insurance.