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Dunn and Collins Forces in
Cass County Start a
Very Hot Fight.
PROSPECT OF TWO FULL DEL-
EGATIONS TO ST. PAUL.
ConyentionsCalled For Pine River
and Walker and Fur Be
gins to Fly.
There have been some sensa
tional developments in the fight
for the Cass county delegation to
the Republican state convention
during the past week and the
prospects at the present time for
two4elegations to the state con
vention, each one claiming the
right to representation are said
to be excellent.
While the other counties in this
vicinity have been paying com
paratively speaking little atten
tion to the gubernatorial cam
paign, Cass county has been a
battle ground ever since the state
convention, when the Collins men
were in the saddle, controlled the
county convention and sent a Col
lins representation to St. Paul.
The action of the convention
caused quite general surprire,
but is said to have been the out
come of shrewd manipulation and
not a spontaneous and reliable re
flection of the true sentiment of
the county on the gubernatorial
unpleasantness. It had the effect,
however, of arousing interest and
ever since that time there has
been something doing in Cass
county. The Collins forces, head
ed by George Lydick of Cass
Lake, A A. Oliver, editor of the
Cass County Pioneer, published
at Walker, and John King, who
aspires to be railroad and ware
house commissioner, together
with other Republican leaders
have long since announced that
they would carry the county for
Collins and the Dunn men have
stated that they would give them
Waker, Section Sixteen at Cass
Lake and great gobs of the out
lying jackpino country and still
control the county convention.
The fight has waxed quite bitter
and is attracting considerable at
tention in this section.
A meeting of the Republican
coiyity committee to issue the
call for the| connty convention to
elect dolegates to the state con
vention was on tap this week to
be held at Walker but the county
committee had also entered into
the spirit of the times and as a
result there are two county con
ventions called, one to be held at
Pine River and one to be field at
Walker. The-bulk of the county
committee is said to have met at
Pine River and Mr. Olivor, who is
secretary of the committee and
other members who bided their
time at Walker were not notified
until it was too late for them to
attend the committee meeting, it
is alleged. However, they went
.Ahead and pi-omulgated the offi
cial call and the Pine River con
tingent did likewise.
Harry Gann, editor of the
Backus News and Pillager Post,
who was in the harness with the
Collins contingent until the an
nouncement that John King
would be a candidate for county
attorney, when he executed a
spectacular somersault which
landed him in the Dunn camp, is
said to have engineered the deep,
Five per cent of all sales at the Bazaar this week
go to the Baptist Church Building Fund. Any
purchases you make there will help us. Notice
the bargains offered by the Bazaar this weokJn.
rtheir advertisement elsewhere in this issue.
Bemidji Will be Well Represented
at the Fireman's Tournament
The running team which will
leave Bemidji on the morning of
June 21 to attend the meeting of
the Northern Minnesota Tourna
ment Asaociation at Hallock, will
be unquestionably one of the
strongest which has ever left
this city. The line-upof the team
will be as follows, Earl Geil, Al
Halvorson," Harry Geil, Erton
Geil, Ray Dennis, Lee Heffron,
George Fleming, George Bags
ley, E. L. Naylor, John Goodman,
P. Peterson, Arthur Narveson,
Harry Arnold, C. C. Polkers, Ed
Cornwall and Mike Downs.
The team has chartered' a
special car and the Blackduck
running team will accompany it.
The list of prizes at Hallock is
the best ever offered in this sec
tion of the state.
They Say Thanks.
The Northern Pacific picnic
committee of Brainerd desire to
express their apreciation of the
reception tendered them in Be
midji and also to express in the
warmest terms their thanks to
the Business-Men's Club of Be
midji for the vigorous and earn
est way in which the club has
taken up the matter of arrang-"
ing for the excursion of the shop
employes of the Northern Pa:_
cific to Bemidji this month on the
occasion of their annual shop
picnic thanks are especially due
to Messrs. Browne and George
who have devoted a good share of
their time to the matter during
the past three days. The com
mittee feels that without the co
operation of the Business Men's
Club and the work of the gentle
men named the very satisfactory
arrangements which hare been
concluded could not have been
F. A. DAILBY,
A. J. HALLADAY,
Exodus to Bass Lake.
Indications are today that the
greater part of the fishing con
tingent in the city will boat Bass
lake bright and early tomorrow
morning to have a try for the
black bass. They are biting very
freely it is said. The weather
has been cold and the female fish
have not yet deposited their eggs
in most cases and in this condi
tion are^very avaricious. A mild
south wind tomorrow and a partly
cloudy day will make it ideal for
Parker's Lucky Curve fountain
pen, written guarantee with
each one, A. E. Winter, the
Strawberriesjmd tomatoes at
the Lakeside Bakery.
dark details of the plot and there
is much indignation and discom
fiture all around.
The most conservative author
ity on the situation is that the
natural sentiment in the county
is for Dunn, but the supporters
of Judge Collins are long headed
and have been making a heap of
noise and a lot of claims which it
remains to be seen whether they
will substantiate or not. The
predicament of the party in Cass
county as a result is somewhat
amusing and demonstrates very
conclusively how bitter contests
may become under the right
Ladies' Aid Baptist Church.
If Not From Missouri
We would like to "show you" that when it
comes to Good Stock and Eight Prices we'
can please the most "finicky" buyers. Try
us in any one of the following:
Hardware, Buildinf/inaterialfltenfJff mixed Pa in ts
Fitthing Tackle, Tin Roofiny, Decking,
and lHave Trout/hint/.
Big Fork Compass Verifies
Attorney Crawford's Stur
RIPPLE COUNTRY FAMOUS FOR
FISH AND GAME.
Bear Cvught on Piece of Fly Paper
and Monster Sturgeon Makes
Far up in the cedar fastnesses
of northern Minnesota is Ripple,
a thriving village that is enjoying
a big boom this summer from
which at intervals come stories
of big fish and game that are
enough to put the wistful look
into the eyes of every true sports
The first of the week Attorney
Crawford returned from a busi
ness trip to Ripple and has been
telling his friends of an experi
ence in passing a school of mon
ster sturgeon in the Big Fork
river. The story is familiar to
most of the Pioneer's readers
who read in a recent issue of this
paper a reproduction from the
Big Fork Compass telling of the
passing of a school~of^twge~6~n
from four to six-feet in length
which made the turbulent Big
Fork look like a rapids for a dis
tance of more than half a mile.
Mr. Crawford and his two guides
were compelled to hug the bank
of the river in their Peterboro to
keep it from being overturned.
The story sounds like a big
one but i nevertheless a fact
upon which Mr. Crawford's pro
fessional honor is staked. The
fish were traveling at about
two miles an hour aud were com
ing out of Lake of the Woods to
deposit their spawn. The village
of Ripple has been awaiting their
advent there for several days and
the Compass this week says
that they are beginning to arrive.
Numerous small schools of stur
geon have been seen in that vicin
ity and all Ripple is fishing for
sturgeon as a natural result.
Last Sunday evening G. T. Rob
inson, who had spent the entire
day on the river reading from a
prayer book and angling for stur
geon hooked one which weighed
eighty pounds and succeeded in
landing it, and reports coming to
Ripple-from Sturgeon river are
to the effect that the river is lit
erally full of sturgeon. The
water has begun to recede aad
the fish are falling easy prey.
Many of them measure over
seven feet in length.
But sturgeon are not the only
thing in the game line that they
have up,the Ripple way witness
the following from the Big Fork
"Bears are very, very~timid
this spring and the usual annual
bear stories seem frost-bitten.
Bert Shy has opened the game,
however, by trapping a good
sized black one on the Sturgeon
and he expects to capture a few
more. Gunderson. of that settle
ment, drove a big one up a tree,
but did not dare pick it as he
had nothing more serious than a
twenty-two inch gun. Chas.
Harsch came in from the Little
Fork Saturday with the hide of a
cub that he caught on a sheet of
Almost evergbody in Bemidji
knows "Old Dan Campbell" the
pioneer homesteader of the north
country whose quaint character
and the pathetic story of whose
life have made him quite famous.
Mr. Campbell has lived in the
woods in that country for twenty
years and he states that the stur
geon stories now are but tame
affairs. The light of other days
has faded as it~were and the
schools of sturgeon which come
up the river now are nothing like
the schools in the days when Mr.
Cauipbeir'was the only white
man in that country. His repu
tation for veracity is well nigh
unimpeachable and he has often
been hoard to tell of walking
across the Big Fork on the backs
ref-the-big-fisliT-when they cam'e
up in schools and were trying to
get over the rapids at Ripple.
County Attorney Ousted.
Governor VanSant Thursday
orderedJbhe removal of Creely E.
Carr fronfthe office of county at
torney of Marshall cour^ty^JSe
was chargetTwrEFf malfeasance in
office. Carr is the official against
whom complaint was made of be
ing a party in a combine whic*h
secured from the commissioners
of Marshall county a drainage
contract through fraudulent man
Ladies will not- find letter
writing a task if they use a Par
ker pen. A. E. "Winter, the
When the time comes for paint
ing your house or polishing your
furniture the question arises as
to the best place for securing the
material. Nangle handles paints
and furniture polish.
DEA INDIAN S
Contracts Let For Re-Interment
of Those on Red Lake
The contracts for the removal
of the dead Indians at Thief River
Fatts on the eleven townships,
was awarded this afternoon at 1
o'clock by Col. Downs. The dead
Indians who were members of
the Catholic churchabout 20
will be buried at the Catholic cem
etery at the Red Lake Agency
and the others will be buried at a
suitable point on the banks of the
Red Lake river just across the
reservation line. At present Col.
Downs has a list of 82 dead In
dians, but it is thought that there
will be at lease ltX} bodies to be
removed. Bids will be so much
for the removal of each individual
body. A number of Thief River
Falls people will put in bids.
Business Men's Club.
The Business Men's club had
a meeting last night. The report
of the soliciting committee of the
club appointed to raise funds to
make arraugeinents for the com
ing of the shop men's excursion
was to the effect that everything
was progressing nicely, but there,
is still a small sum of money to
be* raised. It was decided to
build a pavillion and make some
improvements to the pienje
grounds on the lake front and W.
G. Bchroeder, W. W. Browne^nd
11. W. Hitchcock were appointed
a committee to look after the nec
Cass Lake May Celebrate.
From Cass Lake comes news
to the effect that the citfzens of
that city are preparing to cele
brate the Fourth of July in the
good old fashioned way. A
meeting of business men will
probably be held some time next
week to decide upon a program.
Bemidji will entertain theLiquor
Dealers' convention this month
aiid.will probably- not^ celebrate
this year and if Cass' Lake de
cides to do the honors "most of
the people from this city will no
doubt go down for the occasion.
Mackey & McLean, the tie con
tractors, who have been cutting
the tamarack and cedar from the
sections in the vicinity of Ten
strike for Martin Bros. of^Du
luth, finished their contract last
night and all the camps were
abandoned today. A force of
men will be employed in loading
the timber at Tenstrike for some
time. During the spring they
have put in 90,000 ties, 25,000
posts -5700CTpolesT and" 500,000
feet of logs.
Great Joy at Fosston.
"Fosston people have been long
suffering according to the Thir
teen Town and for a, long time
have borne the shame of inade
quate depot facilities, both freight
and passenger, in a meek and
lowly spirit. Recently, however,
the worm turned and Fosston's
case was taken up with the Rail
road and Warehouse commission
with the result that Fosston is
assured there will be better ac
commodation's there in the very
Wilton Postoffice Broken In
to and Robbed Last
SAFE DYNAMITED, CONTENTS
Thieves Secure About $400 In
Cash and $100 Worth of
Burglars effected an entrance
last night, dynamited the safe and
stole $40 in cash and about $100
in postage stamps.
The robbery was not discover
ed until this morning when the
postmaster came down to find the
office in disorder, the safe door
There is absolutely no clue to
the thieves. The village is with
out a night watchman and there
were no unusual noises during
the night and no suspicious-look
ing strangers were seen about
town last night.
T-he postmaster is in Bemidji
this afternoon and steps are be
ing taken to investigate the theft
at once. The work bears the ear
mar of expert cracksmen and
is believed to have been done be
fore the train left, for the west
Wilton has peon particularly
unfortunate in thematter of hold
ups and robberies and the pres
ent is the third which has occur
red this year.
Aiir Cnorial \om
1 lot Men's Shirts reg. price 65c now 35c
1 lot Men's Summer Underwear, regular
price 50c now 29c.
1 lot Men's Suspenders, regular price 50c
1 lot Fancy Vails, regular price
The Bemidji and Grand Rapids
base ball teams will do stunts at
the fair ground baseball park to
morrowjif ternoon, weather per
mitting and an article of baseball
which will be satisfactory to the
most fastidious fan is promised.
Witt, will be in the box for the
home team. Mr. Witt comes
from Kansas and arrived in the
city yesterday from Crookston.
He is farmed to the Bemidji team
for a few weeks by manager
Lycan of the Crookston team,
who has more pitchers on his
staff at present than he has use
for. Mr. Witt is said to be ca
pable of delivering the goods*
Conaghy, who comes from St.
Paul, will be seen for the first
time tomorrow and Manager
Kayne promises the strongest
team which has ever been to
gether this season. The Grand
Rapids team has been "playing
Fashionable Spring Hats.
The "display of Spring Hats now shown
here is of the choicest,
c.rcalions. The values
ie most attractive
and the models abso-
VIII 0|l(/tlUl O VUm Tuesday was good on
Wednesday was better Thursday is left to close
buyers and good judges of quality and prices of
seasonable goods. For Friday and Saturday we
will put you on to a few snaps to start with, and
everything in every other department goes at
accordingly low prices.
The tie that binds in the business world is not wrapping twine, shoe or cor-
set laces or any other string but fair treatment. Quality and style of goods
and prices that can stand the inspection of the closest and most experienced
buyer. This you can 4ind at Th Ba.ZB.BT
OUR. MOTTO: A Satisfied Customer or money refunded goes with every package.
Beginning June 6,
We will give instructionsin
all common school branches
from 2d grade iip during the
summer months tor 50 cents
Conway's Commercial College,
Box 744. 108 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenue*.
for several weeks and its feat' $y\&
are still to be clipped. The
All our Tailor-Made Suits at 1-3 off regular
1 lot Dress Ginghams, as long as they last,
only 7c per yard.
1 lot Fancy Prunes, only 6c per lb.
1 lot Japan Rice, only 5c per lb.
3-lb can Tomatoes, solid packed 10c a can.
Our regular 15c Coflee now only 10c a lb.
will be called promptly at 3 #9
Got Nice String of Bass.
Landlord Burns, of ttvj Lake
shore hotel and a party of frionds
spent yesterday bass fishing at
Ten Mile lake and returned last
night with one of the finest
strings of bass brought to Be
midji insome time. They fished
only a short time yesterday
morning but had excellent
Continuance 1st Anniversary Sale!
AH hand-tailored, se
lected patterns of the
finest woolens in all
shapes, in regular or
extra sizes single or
double breasted stales
garments of distinc
tion, elegance and ar
Values simply un
best opportunity ever.
offered. Truly super
ior to most clothiers'
$18 and $20 values, at
FREE! Another .ship-
ment of beautiful
cut glass Tumb-
ants free with
each purchase of
Five Dollars or
Is the comment on the new
Sepia Tone Portraits at
I*. i''&v 'he praise of the
A'"-': IMatino Prints
'i ,i a i!i3 LAKESIDE
lit! Call unri suo us. You are ever welcome.
S 3 M. J. M0KSE, Proprietor.
Largest and most attractive sale, of high char-
acter Stein-Bloch and B. Kuppenheimer & 4
Co/s Suits, Top Coats and Cravenettes
ever offered in Bemidji at ^Jf 1-F
Ives' ice cream always on hand
at the Lakeside Bakery.
Closes at 7:30
Will Pay Days
Schneiders' Regent Shoes.
These famous easy fitting^g^
here. We are convinced that ,&
the values are unequaled 16
styles in all sorts of leather,
black or tan, high or low cut,
all sizes and widths every
jpair guaranteed clioiGe. for