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Funeral of Chief Bemidji
Conducted With Splendid
A UNIQUE AND IMPRESSIVE
CEREMONY AT C1TV HALL.
Practically Entire City Attends
Funeral of the Celebrated
The funeral of Chief Bemidji,
the namesake of the city, was
conducted yesterday afternoon
from the city hall with civic
honor and splendid ceremony.
It was without a question the
largest funeral ever held in the
city and did honor to the memory
of the simple red man whose
memory will ever be cherished
in kindly remembrance by the
posterity of Bemidji.
The business houses of the city
closed while the funeral was in
progress and long before the
hour for the formal ceremony at
the city hall the place was
crowded to its capacity. The
casket was removed from the
undertaking rooms to the hall
shortly after two o'clock. The
exterior and interior of the
building were draped in mourn
ing. The Hag Uoated at half
mast from the dome of the build
ing and streamers of crepe were
displayed at either side of the en
trance where police officers were
M. E. CARSON, Manager
A Complete Line of Candies.
A Complete Line of Fruits.
PHONE 282 214" BKLTHAMI AVE
will teach Graham
Shorthand and Good
win's Improved Bookkeeping
during the summer months,
beginning May 2d and ending
September 1st, for only $50,
or Munson's Shorthand and
Marshall's Bookkeeping for
There is a discount of over
835.00 in tliis deduction.
Conway's Commercial College,
Box 744. io8 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
stationed while the body re
mained in the building. The bal
lustrade of the stairway was
draped in mourning and heavy
bordors of crepe cloth wore
stretched across the hall and fes
tooned from the center of the
stage. The casket was placed
directly in front of the stage and
from the time it was placed in
the hall until the formal cere
mony took place a constant
stream of people passed it for a
last look at the features .of the,
The relatives of the chief, his
son and three daughters with
their husbands and children, in
cluding his favorite grandson,
Black Tongue, occupied the two
front rows of seats on the right
of the casket, and just before the
ceremonies began took their last
look at the face of their departed
The members of the city coun
cil, the committee in charge, Rev.
Smith of the M. E. church* and
Father Murphy of St. Phillip's
Catholic church, with .a uni
formed delegation fromjihe local
lodge of Woodmen occupied seats
on the stage.
AT~four" o'clock the funeral
ceremonies began with a selec
tion by a quartette composed of
the Messrs. Jerrard and C. U.
Warfield and Mrs. Jackson and
Miss Miller, who rendered
"Jesus Lover of My Soul." Rev.
Smith followed with a short ser
mon on the immortality of the
soul, in which he paid a tribute
to the simple faith of the red
man, whose conception of the
hereafter if not as elaborate in
theory as that of the white man
was none the less sincere and en
titled to respect. Father Murphy
followed with a short address, in
which he eulogized the memory
of the chief and the many virtues
which had commended him to
the whites. At the conclusion of
his remarks the quartette ren
dered "Asleep in Jesus," and
the casket was closed.
The pall bearers were City At
torney Russell, Judge Reynolds,
Recorder Bailey and Aldermen
Bowser, Graham and Hazen. The
City band, a delegation from the
Rllis drum corps and the Modern
Woodmen formed an escort from
the City hall. The band ren
dered "Nearer My God to Thee"
as the body was being placed in
the hearse, and escorted the
with the dead march, "The
The ceremonies at the grave
were brief. Rev. Smith com
mitted the body by reading a
section of a chapter from Revel
ations and Father Murphy pro
nounced the benediction.
The last resting place of the
chief is in the center plot of
Greenwood and within a short
time arrangements will be mado
to have it marked by a handsome
monument which will tell the
story-of-his-f riendshipund worth
to future generations.
Arrested for Illegal Fishing.
Jake Weis, a farmer, was ar
ested by Game Warden Ellis
4his-morning for illegal --fishing
up the Mississippi. Weise was
found with a number of wall-eyed
pike in his possession which had
been taken with a net. The
court imposed a lino of $10 and
costs. Game Warden Ellis will
keep a strict watch over the fish
ways in this vicinity and is de
termined that no illegal fishing
shall be done.
Having Great Sport.
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Small boys and men are having
great sport spearing fish at the
Upper Mississippi rossin g,
about two miles from this city.
Suckers and redhorso are run
ning. The river is out of its
banks and the fish are found in
large numbers in the shallow
water, and are easy prey.
IN ANY STYLE, FINISH OK PRICC. ALL KINDS OF
Photos, Views of the City,
Lake and Lumber Camps
-'bid nictures made new and enlarged to any size. Studio occupies all
of the second floor of tbe new Street block, next to the postollice. My
"Weeption display and dressing rooms are always open and you are
R. W. REED, Prop.
The Clothing Dealers Not
Favor Closing Stores at
WILLING TO CLOSE AT EIGHT
Difference Regarding the Hour at
Which Stores Shall Be Closed
The movement started by the
retail clerk's association with the
co-operation of a number of the
most prominent business houses
of the city stores does not meet
with unaniuu us approval and two
of the best known clothing deal
ers in the city have not yet
signed the agreement.
The clothing men say that last
year when they closed at 6:30
that they are confident they lost
money and wish to keep open
until eight o'clock.
The clerks announce that they
have secured fifteen signatures
to the agreement so far and that
it is only a question of a short
time until everybody will sign up.
There is some bad feeling
about the matter, however, and
those who do not approve of the
present arrangement are hark
ing back to the time when an
agreement was made to close at
a certain hour which some o
those who are now most anxious
to see the dealars agreed did not
live up to.
The clerks will have another
meeting Monday night and all
sides of the question will have a
very thorough going over.
To Finish the Course.
Fred Brinkman, the genial
proprietor of the Opera buffet,
has had a secret which he has
been keeping from his friends
which will no doubt be a great
surprise to them all. Monday
Mr. Brinkman leaves for Duluth
to finish a course in the new
medical science of Chiropractic
and upon his return to Bemidji
intends to open offices in the
Miles' block aml_ejigage-iiv4ts-
-jwarrtiCcT MTr. Brinkman was
first interested in the new
Science by Dr. Riesland of Du
luth, who has been treating his
little son, who is a deaf mute
and is much improved since
h_e__has been under Dr. "Ries
land's care. Mr. Brinkman
took several lesson while
at Duluth from Dr. Riesland and
has been studying since his re
turn home and now goes to Du
luth to spend a month in com
pleting a course, which will
equip him to practice in this city.
-Chiropractic- isa new -medical
science for which some remark
able cures of chronic ailments
are claimed and is cjuite the ruge
in Duluth and at Brainerd and
several other towns in this vicin
ity: MT7 "Brinkman says it has
benefitted his little son greatly
and he is confident that a perma
nent cure can be effected. Mr.
Brinkman has hosts of friends in
Bemidji who sincerely hope that
he will have a large practice here
when ho opens ofiices upon his
Soon to Finish.
W. P. Hebard, assistant super
intendent of the Walker & Akeley
logging business in this vicinity,
came down from Tenstrike yes
terday, where he has been for
some time inspecting the camps
of Mackcy & MeLane, who |have
a jeonti'act for clearing fifty
thousand acres of land of all
cedar. Mr. Hebard reports the
work as .progressing very satis
factorily, and expects that the
contract will be completed in
about thirty days. Throc^eamps
are running at present, and about
eighty men are employed.
Assessors to Meet.
The assessors of Beltrami
county, over forty in number,
will meet at the auditor's office
at the court house on Thursday
of next week to receive their re
port blanks, and assessment
books and to take the oath of
office. County AuditorSylyes
tor wilL instruct them as to how
to do the work with the greatest
convenience and most system,
and every assessor in the county
is expected to attend.
Millvia Me? ling Last Might Draws
Out a Large Attendance of
The Independent Militia com
pany had a very enthusiastic
meeting at the City hall last
night, which was attended by
pfactTcafly the entire mem
Captain Reynolds outlined to
the boys what was expected in
the way of work, and made a
strong point of the circumstance
that "no dead ones" were to be
allowed in the company. The
company had a business session
and the non-commissioned offi
cers were appointed. Chief of
Police Bailey,, who has been one
of the most enthusiastic mem
bers of the company, did not feel
that he could devote the time to it
hereafter which he thought
necessary and resigned the sec
ond lieutenancy to which Robert
Clark, who is an old militia man,
Captain Reynolds is very well
pleased with last night's meet
ing. The membership of the
company represents the best
young men of the city and Mr.
Reynolds is confident that it will
be a big success from this time
on and that its appointment to
one of the regiments is assured.
Fined for Assault.
John Blondo, employed as a
cook at the restaurant in the rear
Of Hansen's Pioneer saloon, was
in Judge Pendergast's court this
morning to answer tooa charge
of assault and battery after hav
ing spent the night in the City
jail. Blondo struck Knut Knut
son a restaurant patron,apparent
ly without provocation and Knut
son had him arrested. He paid
a fine of $15 and costs. This
makes a total in fines collected
from employes at the Hansen
joint of about $150 during the
past two weeks. Hansen's license
expires in a few weeks and it will
probably not be renewed.
Good Prospect for Church.
Northomc Record: Rev. Fa
ther Murphy of Bemidji came up
Monday evening to bqJiere Tues
day to celebraiC-Jnass.A-goodh
many coming from the co'untry.
Among other things Father Mur
phy announced that his monthly
visits to Northome will be on the
third Tuesday of every month in
stead of the second Tuesday as
has been understood. He also
expressed himself as highly
pleased at the prospect of get
ting a church building in the
TO Start Saloon.
M. E, Thurston and John Flat
ley of Jh^ci^yJ_ajre^oonjtoL.open
a~saToon at Hannaford, one of the
new towns in the Big Fork coun
try. The location is regarded as
an excellent one and Mr. Thurs
ton will go up to make the neces
sary arrangements as soon as he
returns from Grand Rapids,
where he is transacting business
a Now Stock of
FOR SPRING OF 1904.
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The latest things in Photography
Beautiful tine of Mounts to
M. J. MORSE, Proprietor.
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Opera House Cannot Be Secured
For Next Tuesday
The meeting for the organiza
tion of a Dunn club .which was
called for next Tuesday evening
has been postponed and the date
on -which it will be held is not yet
decided. Many of those from
outside the city who had planned
to attend found it impossible to
be present at this time so it was
decided to put off the organiza
tion of the club until some more
convenient date in the near fu
ture. The prospects for the or
ganization^ a large and enthusi
astic club to further the inter
ests of the Princeton candidate
for governor are excellent and
those who have the matter in
hand say that the club is an as-
tion Will be accomplished some
time in the hear future with a
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Will you take time to read the following items and come to the store, and
we Will take time to show you our numerous bargains which will convince
you that they are the most UP-TO-DATE and CHEAPEST in the city.
The Original Kalamazoo Petticoats at a saving of 20 V.
Ladies' and Misses' Dress Skirts and Suits, the most fashion-
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JI NOVELTIESThe latest in dress trimmings at lowest prices.
Look over dur stock in any department and get the right
goods at the right price. Don't overlook our
Complain to Police.
Complaint has been made to
the police department that small
boys who should be in school are
spending a very great deal of
their time at the mill yards and
catching on trains at the. Great
Northern tracks. Chief of Police
Bailey has instructed all the
officers to arrest eyery boy found
playing truant and the kids'
parents will be informed. In the
event they are indifferent as to
whether or not their children at
tend school, more strenuous
measures will be adopted.
Going to Phillipines.
Nearly all the recruits now be
ing enlisted at the local recruit
ing office avail themselves of the
opportunity to enlist for foreign
service. Six men will leave Be
midji Monday for Manila, P. I.
where.they_have enlisted for ser
vice in thejjoast artillery.
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Men'sJin&t-Spring Suits, Top
and Mediu Length Overcoats,
18 and $20 qualities for
Mati'c Siiil made from the highest grade
1T1CH3 -OU-UO Worsted, Chevoits and Silk
Mixed Homespuns cut in straight front, con-
servative sack and double breasted styles every
garment hand tailored positively can't 1:K
be.duplicated for less than $18, here for
Men' To Coat g|g|| WM
fords, brown and nobby homespuns every gar
ment lined with pure wool
serge and best satin sleeves
hand tailored and with
beautiful shoulders and
close fitting collars. C|J
A big $18 value for
lot of Men's Working Shirts we ever had, and they usual-
ly sell for 75c and 50c. For three days jnore only, at 00\J
Negligee Shirt Sale
Will continue Monday,
Tuesday & Wednesday.
Shirts in a profusion of s~
new patterns, dots, figures and stripes -J
made of Madras, Cheviots and Percales.
_The best fitting shirts made. It's the "best W
Cus Bohrtnan, who was ped
dling fresh fish in the city this
morning and had a number of
wall eyed pike in his basket was
taken into custody by Game
Warden Ellis and paid a fine of
10 and costs in Judge Pender
Fixing the Track.
The race track at the fair
grounds has been plowed up and
the fair association is to spend
some money putting it in shape
for working out. Local horsemen
are interesting themselves in the
Steenerson to Send Eels.
Representative Steenerson has
made a formal application to the
fisheries bureau to have Bemidji
and Irvin lakes stocked with eels.
One of his constituents who is
fond of slippery things as an
article of food, asked that this be
done and Mr. Steenerson cheer
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