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City Attorney Reappointed to
Succeed Himself Last
Night, by Council.
MR. RUSSELL THE UNANIMOUS
CHOICE OF ENTIRE BODY.
Appointment of Other City Offi
cials Deferred Until An
The city council held a regular
meeting last night, the last meet
fng in the old year. Little busi
ness of importance came before
the session and the most import
ant matter, the appointment of
the new city officers, was de
ferred until the next meeting.
The bond of Judge Pendergast
in the sum of $2,500 with Fred
Malzahn and J. P. Young as
sureties was approved and the
bond of J. P. Hennessey as con
stable with Matt Mayer and M.
E. Thurston as sureties in the
sum of $500 was also approved.
The final report of Judge Skin
vik as justice of the peace pre
sented and accepted. The coun
cil then took up some questions
pertaining to the local board of
health and these were discussed
for some time. Recorder Bailey
presented the applications tiled
for the various appointive offices
of the city. The number in
eluded the application of W. B.
Carlyle for city engineer, Thos.
Smart, J. P. Henessey and Mr.
Smith for scavenger, an applica
tion for a position on the police
force and two applications fo)
sefton. Recorder Bailey moved
that the appointment of the city
officers be deferred until tin
next meeting and the motion was
carried, the sense of the meeting
being that it was well to allow
sufficient time for all application."
to be filed and the claims of all
candidates fairly presented.
The council could not continm
without a city attorney, however,
and this matter was taken up
Mr. Russell has served the coun
cil well and ably, is held in high
esteem by every member, and
his reappointment is a deserved
compliment and will be gratify
ing to his many friends as well.
The prospects at the present
time are that there will be a large
number of applications for ail
the city offices. The old city ser
vants will all aspire to succeed
themselves, and will naturally bo
given the preference.
The council decided to aclver
tise for bids for the public print
ing and the recorder was in
structed to issue the necessary
call. An attempt to railroad the
printing matter through by a
local publisher was discouraged
early in the meeting and did not
appear before the council meet
ing again in the form of any sorl
of a proposition. The printing
will be let to the lowest bidder
and there is no disposition on the
part of any member of the coun
cil to show favor in disposing of
contract. MILLS OF JUSTICE
Spring Grind of the Beltrami
County District Court Begun
The Bolrami county district
court was convened at nine
o'clock this morning, Judge AIc
Clennahan presiding. Little of
importance was accomplished
this morning. The grand jury
was sworn and began its labors
and the preliminary call o.f the
calendar was had.
Attorney E. F. Crawford, rep-
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resenting a client who is await
ing the action of the grand jury
on the ground of bias. Mr. En
right was sworn and after exam
ination Mr. Crawford withcrew
The case of Foss vs. Foss a
divorce matter in which the
plaintiff asked for a decree of
divorce was heard and the de
cree was granted the plaintiff
being granted the custody of
two children. An adjournment
was taken until three o'clock this
afternoon, when a number of
cases were moved on the calen
der arrd other unimportant rou
tine business disposed of.
Bank For Big Falls.
The State Bank of Big Falls
will be a now addition to the busi
ness circles of the Big Fork town
in the near future. The time for
establishing the new banking
house is still indefinite and de
pends in a measure on the devel
opments of the next few weeks
concerning the extension of the
M. & I. The new bank will be
backed by capital from this city
and will be the pioneer banking
house of the Big Fork country.
The safe and fixtures are ordered
and are now at Northomc.
Warring Factions Get Going on
the County Convention
Reports which reach this city
from Bagley this morning, where
the county convention for the
selection of delegates to the con
gressional convention is being
held, are to the effect that the se
lection of the delegation precipi
tated a very warm fight. Bag
ley has two of the best developed
factions in this section of the
state and they never fail to get
busy when an opportunity is pre
sented. Many of the delegations
from the outlying towns came in
contested and the committee on
credentials it is said had its
hands full determining who was
and was not entitled to sit in the
convention. The delegations
were nearly all represented in
full strength and there was a
very great deal of interest over
A Go at Kelliher.
Local devotees of the manly art
in this section are making an ef
fort to match a couple of well
known scientific boxers for an
exhibition bout at Kelliher in the
near future. Interest in the
sport is looking up since the re
cent exhibitions at Tenstrike and
other towns in this vicinity and it
is quite probable that all arrange
ments will be made for a big
event at Kelliher with a program
of bouts that will draw a large
Much Building Says Keck.
Bert D. Keck, the well known
Crookston architect, spent yes
terday in the city. Mr. Keck
drew the plans for many of the
best blocks in the city at present.
He is now preparing plans for a
number of dwellings and "busi
ness blocks in this city, and while
he is not privileged to give out
any direct information sa5Ts
the indications are for a .very
busy season here in the building
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 ho!ds jcood to business
men outside of iiemidji at $35 per month.
It Don't Cost
And in the end it don't cost as much
to have your work done at the
CONVENTIO N WAS
County Convention This Af
ternoon Characterized by
STEENERSON AND ROOSEVELT
Full Delegation Leave tonight
For Crookston and
The county convention held at
the city hall this afternoon to
elect delegates to the state and
congressional conventions to
select delegates to the Republi
can national convention was a
largely attended and thoroughly
enthusiastic Republican meeting.
The convention was called to
order at about 1:30 o'clock by
Chairman McCuaig of the county
committee. The organization
was made permanent by the elec
tion of K. E. .vlcDona)'1
and I. B. Olson secretary. H.Ci.
Hays, Chris Christensen and
John McUougald were appointed
a committee on resolutions and
Wm. McCuaig, G. E. Crocker and
A. H. Harris a committee on
A motion that a committee of
five be named to select delegates
to the congressional convention
and a like committee to select
delegates to the state convention
prevailed. The Messrs. Hobson,
Thompson, McCuaig, Tvvetenand
L. H. Bailey were appointed a
committee to select delegates to
the Crookston convention and the
Messrs. Gould, Crocker, O'Kelli
her, Helmer and Young were
appointed to select the delegates
to St. Paul.
The delegation fco attend the
congressional convention selected
and approved by the meeting is
composed of the Messrs. L. H.
Bailey, Earl Carson, S. R. More
head, A. G. Thompson, Anton
Erickson, A. C. McBride, A. B.
Hazcn, H, R. McDonald. G. O.
Kivley, Win. McCuaig and D. C.
The delegation to attend the
state convention is O. E. Bailey,
W. A. Casler, A. O. Johnson, E. J.
Willits, John Goodman, H. G.
Hays, W. A. Gould, Jchn Mc
Dougald, A. O'lvelliher and Matt
The report of the committee
on resolutions was presented and
accepted. The resolutions en
dorsed President Roosevelt, com
mended a liberal and conserva
tive tariff policy and pledged the
convention to stand for the re
nomination and re-election of the
Hon. Halvdr Steenerson from the
Ninth congressional district.
Several impromtu speeches
were made and the greatest good
feeling was everywhere evident.
The delegations leave tonight
for Crookston and Minneapolis.
A rate of one and one-third fares
for the round trij) is made by the
Great Northern and Northern
Pacific railroads and may be ob
tained at the local ticket offices
in the form of a rebate check.
Lake Shore Hotel Leased.
Mr. and Mrs. James Burns
have perfected arrangements for
the lease of the Lake Shore hotel
in this city. Ole Anderson, who
has conducted the hotel for some
time past and has many Bemidji
friends, leaves in a short time for
Regina, Canada, where he will
reside in the future.
Where the Early Sessions of District Court Were Held in Bemidj
Local Base Ball.
Local fandom is beginning to
wonder how Bemidji will fare in
the matter of base ball during
the coming summer. The pro
position of giving Hemdiji and
Crookston a joint team in the
Northern league* is still unsettled
and the proposed arrangement
does not meet with universal ap
proval among the local fans. It
is believed that a more satisfact
ory arrangement would be a num
ber of scheduled games for this
city between the regular league
teams as it is doubtful if the ne
cessary financial encouragement
for a joint team would be easily
forthcoming. A number of mat
ters are at present pending with
the league officials and Bemidji's
status will probably bo de
termined in a short time. In the
meantime there is talk of organ
izing a home team to take on the
lesser lights which will no doubt
spring up in this section.
It was prophesied last fall by
many of the old timers that we
would have an open winter. It
seems that they were all false
prophets. There has not been
as heavy a fall of snow for many
years as lies on the ground at the
present time, and the indications
are that there will be still more
snow. It is impossible now to
find one of the men who prophe
sied an open winter. They are
either all dead or have left the
country. The Indian who said
that we would have two feet of
snow during the mouth of March
seems to have been gifted with
the voice of prophecy to a greater
degree than any of his white
Will Open Next Month.
The Crookston mill in tins city
will be opened just as soon as
possible next month. It will be
the latter part of April perhaps
and the date depends on the go
ing out of the ice in the river and
lake. Considerable repairs have
been made to the mill during the
present winter and full shifts
will be run night and day from
the time it opens.
St. Patrick's Day!
Thursday will be St. Patrick's
day, when the wearing of the
green will be an honor due the
memory of the patron saint of
the Emerald Isle. The liquor
dealer's ball in the evening will
be one of the events of the day in
Bemidji. Indications are for a
large local attendance as well as
a good attendance from the out
New Demurrage Rate.
The Great Northern has pro
mulgated a change in the traffic
regulations governing demurrage
charges. Hereafter demurrage
will be charged after twenty four
hours at the rate of $1 for each
twenty-four hours for the first
five days and $2 per day for each
day after that time.
Tied up at Lengby.
The west bound Duluth pas
senger train was tied up at
Lengby for several hours yester
day afternoon. The side rod on
the engine broke down and ne
cessitated the sending on of a
new engine before the train
Fire Sale Eclipse.
The Bazaar Store tire sale
which has been in progress-since
yesterday morning is one of the
biggest events of the sort in the
history of local merchandising.
Yestcrdaj' it was necessary to
close the doors, the crowd which
The Old Co\irt House
Store open Monday.
attended the opening being so
large that it could not be accomo
dated The sales force in all now
numbers fourteen and is the
largest employed at any store in
the city. The stack is being
rapidly disposed of and the store
is receiving a very great deal of
Celebrates His 78th Birthday.
Judge Wetsel is 78 years old,
and is there a young lady in Ten
strike who would believe it? But
this time the Tribune is telling
the truth. The event was fit
tingly celebrated at the pleasant
farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Taylor, about one mile from the
village, Tuesday evening. About
forty of the judge's most inti
mate friends were present to
celebrate with the venerable old
gentleman, and the editor re
grets very much that he was un
able to attend. The occasion was
thoroughly enjoyed and through
the supervision of the judge and
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor there was
nothing lacking in the way of
amusement. Dancing was the
FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!
W Have Ha a Fire, but It's an
I Win that Blows N On Good
of up-to-date DR GOODS principally new,
arrivals within the last few weeks, must
be sold regardless of cost.
main feature of the evening, and
we are informed that the judge,
although 79, participated in the
cotillion, and the lady who was
fortunate enough to be his part
ner greatly admired the activity
of the old gent. Refreshments
were served and all returned to
their respective homes after
spending a most delightful even
To Boom This Section.
A. L. Crocker, with the Crow
ell-Crocker Land Co.,. is in the
city on business today. The
company has extensive holdings
in this vicinity and are doing a
very great deal to draw the at
tention of real estate buyers to
this section of the country. They
are locating settlers in this sec
tion and anticipate a very busy
spring. The company has been
meeting with very gratifying
success in inducing settlers to
come here, especially in the vi
cinity of Wilton. It is handling
some of the finest farm lands in
this section and Mr. Crocker
says that in none of the territory
is ready with the foremost clothing stock to
be found in Bemidji now displaying the largest
stock of high grade apparel for
COME EARLY AN AVOID
THE AFTERNOON RUSH.
MEN and BOYS Exclusively
Solely controlling for Bemidji, Stein-
Bloch and B. Kuppenheimer Co.'s Suits
Special Display of 200 New
Style Sviits for Spring and
Special display of15 styles of new fabric,
latest shape rain-repelling coats, to your
decisive benefit to investigate choice
where his people are interested
is the future more encouraging
than in this vicinity.
Conductor Warren of the C. &
N. W. R. R. says: I had been
suffering with a severe cold for
several days, and was so hoarse
I could not speak above a whis
per, Nov. 16, 1 met one of Dr.
Warner's agents on my train, he
handed me a bottle of the White
Wine of Tar Syrup, and one hour
after taking the first dose my
hoarseness commerced leaving
me. In twenty four hours my
voice was quite clear and natural
the cold nearly cured. It is the
best remedy I ever saw.
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 soo what we
can do for yon.
Our studio Is on the ground floor, two
blocks north of the City Koat house, on
th*e lake front.
Yoins for business.
M. J. MORSE,