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WANT REFORM AT
Rev. Evans Heads a Move
ment to Suppress Gam
bling and Other Evils.
PETITION PRESENTED TO CITY
COUNCIL IS TABLED.
Town Continues the Free And
Easy Tenor of Its Ways And
Movement Is Dropped.
The suppression of gambling
and (he social vice was made the
subject of a petition to the village
council atTenstrike by residents
of the village and the adjoining
country recently with the result
that the petition was tabled and
Tenstrike still continues the even
tenor of its ways.
O One of the local pastors, a Rev?
Mr. EJvans, together with seyera.
prominent citizens took the mat
ter up and circulated a petition.
It secured about one hundred
signatures and at the first meet
ing of the newly elected village
council this month the petition
was presented. Andy Danaher
moved that it be tabled, the mo
I on received a second, 'Mayor
Harris put it to a vote and tjhe
council voted unanimously to
table the petition.
The people who had brought
the petition asked to have it re
turned but the council had vot?d
to table it and after elocutionary
efforts on both sides the petition
ers went home without their
petition. Last night they return
ed to enter another protest, and
this time the petition was turned
over to them.
Public sentiment is divided on
the matter but the business peo-.
pie and the element who desire
to see the town "wide open" pre
dominate and while the reform
ers promise to continue the cam
paign, it is said that the mem
bers of the village council are
stand patters and will be govern
ed in the matter by the wishes
of the majority of the business
Tenstrike like every other,
village has troubles of its own
and the incident has not tended
to harmonize all interests, to say
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E. A. Barker.
M. E. CARSON, Manager
...FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...
PHONE 282 214 BELTRAMI AVE.
CLUB GETS BUSY
Board of Directors of Business
Men's Club Takes Up Several
The board of directors of the
Business Men's Club had a meet
ing at the Whist club rooms last
night and transacted quite a lit
tle business of importance.
The secretary was instructed
to write a letter to S. D. Works,
the lumberman, who is about to
remove his hardwood mill plant
from Nary and ask him to meet
with the club next Thursday
evening and present his prop
osition. The secretary was also
instructed to communicate with
H. W. Gehr, the Wadena machine
man, who thinks of removing a
machine shop and foundry plant
here. A committee was appoint
ed to audit the accounts of Treas
urer Rhoda'bf the whist club and
look after the transfer of the
funds to Treasurer Torrance, of
the Business Men's club.
The entertainment committee
which consisted of I. Meyer and
John Gibbons was enlarged to
ionr jnembers and the Messrs
George and Browne were ap
pointed. Thursday evening the
club will hold a smolrer and a
special-effort will be made to get
out the entire membership.
Will Have Strong Defense.
Attorney Henry Punkley, of
Blackduck, came down this morn
ng to consult his client P. J. Artz,
who is at the Beltrami county
jail awaiting the action of the
next grand jury on a charge of
murder. Mr.^ Funkley states
that he has been looking up the
matter and finds that -Artz has a
much stronger case than appear
ed at first. He is confident he
will be able to acquit him, and as
one of the best attorneys in the
county he will spare no effort to
this end. Artz is in good spirits.
He spends most of his time 4n
reading and his pocket bible he
keeps constantly with him in the
cell. He professes to be a devout
Christian and the Sabbath be
fore the shooting occurred he
conducted religious services in
the school house at Battle.
Will Work for Miles.
Several Bemidji boys will leave
about the fir^t of May for St.
Louis, wherethey have accepted
positions withC. H. Miles amuse
ment enterprise at the Exposi
tion, the "Streets of All Nations".
Among the number are John
Hubbard, who has been em
ployed at Barker's drug store
for some time past and Andy
Brown, one of the popular em
ployes at the Golden Club. J3oth
gentlemen expect to leave for St
Louis in about two weeks.
Boss Bully in Bemidji.
Fred Beauteau, one of the well
known characters of the tall and
uncut country is enjoying his
semi-annual blow-out in Bemidji.
Beauteau is a product of the
halcyon days of Jerry Howe and
is known to every lumberman in
this section. Mr. Beauteau de
clared his presence in the city
yesterday by his usual statement
that "Fred Beauteau, she's the
best bully in Bemidji and she's
not faraid for hany man on the
Mississippi by Gar."
An Ada man, named Hanson,
who is looking for a location ,for
a grist mill is1
midji and is about convinced that
this wih\ be a good point. The
Business Men's club has taken
the matter up with Mr. Hanson
and will .use its best inlluonce to
induce him to locate here.
To Remove From Blackduck.
The Blackduck Furniture Co., a
branch of the Naylor furniture store
of this city, will close its place of bus
iness at Blackduck in a short time.
The business is not sufficient to war
rant its maintenance for the present
at least. Mr. Albrandt, who has been
the president manager at Blackduck
will return to this city with his family
and will have his old position at
LADIES SHIR WAIST SETS
The Newest Thing in Swell Novelties
E. WINTER, Jeweler.
lUxt Door 3 to S First National Bank.
BUSY SUMMER FOR
What the Coming Summer
Promises in a Business
Way For the City
LARGE NUMBER OF NEW BUILD-
INGS WILL BE BUILT.
Crookston Mills Big Fay Roll
Prospects of Active Demand
"Bemidji will soon begin one
of the most prosperous seasons
in its history" said a well known
Bemidji business man this morn
ing, whose faith in the city's
future is only exceeded by his
zeal for its present.
"We have had the hardest win
ter I have ever seen in Minnesota
and I have liyed in the state for
twenty-two years. Its been a
tedious one and it must be ad
mitted that in many respects it
lias had a discouraging effect, at
least the tardy spring has. The
big mill started last week and
will work two shifts until it
freezes up again. Its pay roll
every two weeks will be nearly
$20,000. There is an asset lots
of towns would like to have
through the summer months.
Lots of men will be employed on
the drives around here for the
next three months and there will
be over 100,000,000 of logs
hoisted out of the two lakes I am
informed. This means work for
several months for big crews of
men. Besides that there will be
plenty of activity in the building
"Therealestatedealers will tell
you that they have been selling
town lots all winter to people
who were going to build this
summer. I think its a safe bet
to say that 150 residences will be
built in Bemidji this summer.
This means work at good wages
for lots of skilled labor.
"Then there is another thing we
ought to feel good over and that
is the location of several new
firms here. Such old and exper
ienced business men as J. A. Mc
Conkey for many years one of
the solid men of Fergus Palls do
not pick out poor locations as a
rule or venture into overcrowed
fields. There is talk of several
other lines of business going in.
Lots of people are looking us over
every,day, we will have a brewery
plant opening here in a short
time that will employ some men
and a grist mill, a machine_shop
and foundry and a hardwood saw
mill are looking this way and
talking of locating. It seems to
ihe there is lots in the outlook to
encourage the business man."
Judge Spooner Presides Over
Important Session of Cass
County District Court.
Judge Spooner and Court Sten
ographer Cameron left-this morn
ing for Walker where Judge
Spooner will sit in the spring
ter of the Cass county district
court to be convened tomorrow.
The terra is one of the most
important ever convened in Cass
county and Judge Spooner will
preside at two murder cases.
Win. Chounard, of Cass Lake,
will be tried for the murder of
his wife and Nick Hill, a woods
man for the murder of Richard
There are a number of import
ant criminal cases besides these
and about twenty-five cases on
the civil calendar. The term is
expected to last about three
To Look Us Over.
L. H. Roberts of DesMoines,
and J. H. Roberts of Pay ton, la.,
are expected to arrive in Bemidji
tonight. The former gentleman
is the senior member of the firm
of Roberts & Crawford, who have
been- extensive cedar operators
in this section during the past
winter. The Messrs, Roberts
have large holdings in Beltrami
county and come up at this time
for the purpose of looking over
extensive realty investments in
this section which they have been
considering for some time.
M. Perrau't, Farley Saloon Nan,
Bound Over to Grand Jury on
Charge of Burglary.
M. Perrault, a saloon keeper
at Farley, was arraigned in Judge
Reynold's court yesterday to an
swer to a charge of burglary.
Perrault waived examination
and was bound over to the grand
His arrest was effected at
Brainerd Saturday by Sheriff
Thomas Bailey. Mr. Perrault
denies the charge that he was
attempting to make his escape
when apprehended and had gone
to Brainerd with his little
daughter to place her in the
hands of a friend.
Yesterday afternoon his attor
ney Charles Scrutchin made ap
plication to Judge Spooner of the
district court to have him admit"
ted to bail and the application
was granted bonds being fixed "at
$1,000. He secured sureties last
night and was released from
Vacated An Alley.
The city council had a 'regular
meeting last night. There was
nothing important up for con
sideration. The council refused
to pay a bill presented by a local
physician for the care of a city
patient who is now employed
with his two sons and is well able
in the estimation of the council
to pay his own expenses. A
petition from the board of county
commissioners asking for the
vacation of an alley which accord
ing to the plat on file at, the reg
ister of deeds'office runs directly
through the court house was
granted and the alley vacated
The liquor license bonds of E. A.
Anderson and Johnson Lind
berg were approved and the re
mainder of the session was
spent in discussing various mat
ters that will soon demand the
attention of the council.
Will Go to Hallock.
A meeting of the running team
of the Bemidji fire department
held at the city hall last night de.
cided that the team will attend the
tournament at Hallock only and
the eyenlratr Grand Rapids .will
not be graced by the'presence of
the local team. The banner
which the running team^jvas
awarded by the Northern Tourn
ament Association/ will* be re
turned to the association. The
team had planned to attend both
tournaments but as the dates
were conflicting this was im
possible. The prizes at Hallock
are better than those at Grand
Rapids and the running team
will go in active practice at once
and hopes to bring back some of
Many Went Wrong.
The change in time on the M.
& I. went into effect yesterday
and about twenty-five travelers
who had not learned thatKelliher
has a tri-weekly train service
spent the night at Hovey
Junction. The entire party were
on their way to Kelliher and the
hotel accomodations at Hcvey
were taxed as a result. Beds
were worth half a dollar and the
guests were "doubled up" or
slept on the floor if they objected
to this plan. Many remarks
which were fitting appreciations
of the situation were passed and
it was a bad night all around.
Was an Old Time WoodsmanJ
Charles Clark, one of the old
time woodsman, who is well
known in this section died yes
terday at St. Anthony's hospital
after a short illness which devel
oped internal gangrene. The
funeral occurred this morning
from the house Rev. McLeod offi
ciating. The internment was at
Greenwood. Clark leaves a
widow. He has many friends in
this city and his death is gener
THE LAKESIDE STUDIO
Our studio Is on the ground floor, two
blocks north of Uio City Boat house, on
tl lake front.
Yours for business,
M. J. MORSE.
Funeral of C. J. Carlson Held
This Afternoon a Largely At
The funeral of C. J. Carlson
was conducted this afternoon"
from the family home on Bemidji
avenue and was largely attended
by iriends of the deceased. The
local Masonic lodge had charge
and Rev. McLeod was the offi
ciating clergyman. The floral^
tributes were numerous and
conspicuous among them was
the tribute of the Masonic
fraternityv The Mandolin or
f&k Pioneer force and
friends of the family also con
tributed flowers. The interr
ment was at Greenwood.
$ Write for
jyi Stein Bloch
WE TAL AJJTTLE
-Qua Little Talk Talks..
FO FRIDA AN SATURDAY:
IheOrigina KALAMAZO O Petticoats$1.25
FIT ANY FIGURE, LARGE OR SMALL.
Economy, ease and perfect satisfaction.
The most popular petticoat produced.
Stylish, modish patterns cost little,
Knights of Pythias lodge con
fer the third rank tonight.
Ladies of St. Phillip's Catholic
church give" card party at Forest
Important meeting of the mil
itia company next Friday night.
Unto Every Man
According to His Own."
Our business consists of
PLUMBING AND HEATING
no more and no less. Fig's do not
grow from thistlesno more can
you expect plumbing and beating
to be done by any other than.ex
perts in that line of business. That
is our line, and our reputation is
The Jerrard Plumbing Go.
Stylish Spring Hats.
We sell the best $3.00 Hats in
America. Best stock best styles
best colors best assortment. I
Made of pure fur stock, by reliable makers
hand finished and modelled after the most
approved Spring Fashions, in shades of Seal
Brown, Cinnamon Brown, Nutria, Pearl
and Black. Guaranteed matchless at $3.oo
The Famous J. B. Stetson's Hats in all
shapes and qualities beautiful rich color
ings with combination trimmings soft, mel
low effects, that fit easy and hold their shape.
For men andyoimg men. $ 4 and $4.5o
Thirty-five styles of the Famous
LION BRAND SHIRTS
Custom made pleated or plain
bosom with cuffs attached or de
tached in white and colors pe
naugs, Madras and percales, in all
sizes the most beautiful shown.
Fully worth $1.50, for
Will Soon Be a Problem.
The city water supply will soon be
a problem to be solved by the city
council. The season of the year
approaching when city water will. be
used for lawn sprinkling and other
purposes and the pumping plant is
able to taJe care of only about half
of the the heavy demand of the mid
summer months In the event that
Warfield Bros, are successful in get
ting good water at their new well they
will no doubt be awarded the contract
for doing the city pumping. They are
down with the drills about ninety feet
now and believe they will be success
ful in establishing a satisfactory sup
ply. The sewerage question, which
will be one of the knotty problems to
be unraveled by the present adminis
tration will not be taken up until the
water supply question as been dis
FOR SALEOne new "Hatch
ing Wonder" incubator 200
eggs capacity. Will spare six
S. C. B. Leghorn cockrels, full
blood, six S. C. W. Leghorn
cockrels, full blood. Inquire
of Dr. Blakeslee.