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E SERVE S
[cComb, Lately of Be
Is Lleiifehant In
WITH THE BOERS
if SOUTH AFRICA*
Is Now Confiirctf In a Japanase
Hospital Willi Wound In
Thos. McComb, who, has been
in Bemi I]f"'an(l"is known here by
a number of people, has turned
up agaii. 9!tRwi0#v
present in a
Japanes i hospital* suffering with
a wound in the right forearm
sustained in the battle on the
McComb served in the Boer
war with distinction, and after
the war came to tho United
States, making a tour of the
country and finally landing in
.Bemidji. He stayed here for
some time and made a number
ofacquaintanc.es. At the begin
ning of the Eusso Japanese war
McComb left Bemidji, nobody
knowing his destination, and
nothing was heard of him until
this week, when word was re
ceived here to the effect 'that he
was wounded in thebattle of the
Yalu and was confined in a Jap
Through his brilliant services
in the Japanese army he received
a commission as lieutenant.
COM E HIG
Town Lots in Koochiching Bring
ing Large Sums on
Town lots in the village of
Koochiching have been placed on
the market and are commanding
figures that are startling in the
r.ealty annals of this section. A
prominent Bemidji realty dealer
this morning received a circular
from the Koochiching -Co. who
have most of the business lots
for sale quoting the prices.
Inside lots in'the business sec
tion of the city are quoted at
$1,600 and corner lots are offered
at $4,000 straight off the reel.
The price is the largest ever
asked for realty in a northern
Minnesota town and demon
strates the faith of the promo
ters in the townsite of Koochich
The Ladies' Aid society of the
Methodist church will give an ice
cream social at the Pavillion on
Tuesday evening, July 12.
Should the weather be bad that
evening the social will be post
poned until Wednesday evening.
Ice cream and cake will be
served. Everyone come and help
pay off the church debt.
on L,ake Front!
M. J. NORSE, Proprietor.
N. E. CARSON, Managei
SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY:
Fancy Crawford Peaches. 9A
Regular price 25c
Fancy Lemon Cling Peaches. 9l\c
Fancy Peeled Apricots, O'V'
Regular price 30c
per can ^M
/Regular price 30c
Fancy Egg Plums,
Regular price 25c^.
Fancy Pre'served StrawberlcS, '9*
per can t-. ....4Wr,
U RejrttJar price 30c
Fancy Canned Sweet Potatoes, i
Fancy Canned Apples, 1A
per gallon can O
Fancy Home Cured Uams. i ec
per lb \0
Fancy nome Cured Shoulder. \(\c
Fancy 3K Herring, Of
Police Department Busy in Mov
ing Rounders Out of lite
Bemidji This Week.
Chief Bailey and the balance of
the force are doing a stunt these
days in keeping the hobos moving
Every day brings in a fresh batch,
and evei-y day sees a batch dis
patched. They have not been
allowed to get root and will be
-^flrsptrmoving as they are a dan
gerous class to have about
especially! at this season of the
year when a greater percentage
are toughs than at other seasons.
Some of the toughs are great
characters. Of late several have
been hunched out of town who
were well educated, but through
some run of luck had lost heart
and wore "tramping it," moving
from place to place without any
evident choice as to which way
they went or where they stopped.
The police state that this class of
tramps is more dangerous than
the average, as they become des
perate at times and do not care
what they do nor what the con se
Killed a Moose.
Northome Record: Reports
reached Game Warden Ellis at
Bemidji that moose meat was be
ing peddled around town and he
came up last week to investigate.
Pursuant to his findings he swore
out a warrant lor Thomas Clark,
charging him with selling moose
meat out of season. Mr. Clark
was not to be found so the war
rant was never served. It seems
that there is a good deal of this
going on and the authorities are
making an attempt to put a stop
to it. The game wardens are
not on the track of the settlers
who obtain meat for their own
use and it is only right that the
pot hunters who hunt for the
money there is in it should be
brought to time.
Grates Teeth and Squeals.
Another of those peculiar tish,
such as was caught at Grand
Rapids two weeks ago, was.
caught in Moose lake by C. W.
Robinson and P. R. Brooks and
brought to town last Saturday.
It was called at Grand Rapids
the Green Bellied trout. Tho
one caught by Brooks and Robin
son weighed three pounds, had
several rows of short tooth in the
lower jaw and less in the upper
but longer, a dorsal fin extending
from the middle of the back to
the tail and the tail dubbed oir
short and round He pulled hard
as a nine-pound pike or a fifteen
pound pickerel, and when landed
grated his teeth and squealed
like a snared rabbit. Itasca
Made Nine Citizens.
Judge Spooner held an ad
journed term of the district
court yesterday and citizenship
papers were granted to the fol
lowing Around and Jens Ander
son, Fred Pederson, Ole Moseid,
Edward Stubban, James Taylor,
John A. Cline, Ole Berg and
John Noel. The term was ad
journed to August 0, when those
desiring to take out citizenships
will have another opportunity.
Citizenship papers are necessary
to participate in the coming pri
Indians Coming Home.
The advance guard of the large
delegation of Cass Lake and
Leech Lake Indians, who have
been attending the celebration at
Red Like this week*, has begun
to arrive on the homeward trip
the big time they had at the cele
bration. It was a success in
eyery way and drew
dian celebration ever
vicinity. Later this
Indians plan to have
one of the
of any In-
held in this
i big feast
big time at Leech
Housed" Sma1 1 pox Patients:
The city health authorities and
the family of W. H. Halladay
clashed yesterday over a point
of law in connection with the care
of contagious diseases. Two
cases of smallpox were developed
in the Halladay family and both
were allowed to remain in the
tent in the yard. The matter was
reported to the health authorities,
with the result that the patients
and the entire family were com
pelled to take to the house under
strict quarantine regulations.
-Evidence in the ease of John
Ei-rright vs. the road board of
Buena Vista was brought before
Judge Spooner yesterday and
the hearing was continued until
July 38. A restraining order
against the board was granted
some time ago and" will remain in
effect until the time of the
Assessor Jas. E. Cahill feels
highly elated over the success
which has attended him as asses
sor. The roll was reviewed to
day by Mayor Ludington and
the city board of review and it
was approved and signed by the
Prospects For Good Crops In
Beltrami County The
SCARCITY OF VEGETABLES
BRINGS HIGH PRICE.
In Bemidji, Potatoes, Eggs and
Butter are Scarce and Prices
are Going Up.
The farmers of Beltrami coun
ty are elated over the prospects
lor a big crop in all kinds of farm
produce this fall, the scarcity of
everything in vegetables' creating
a high price. The season thus
far has been very good, but the
cool atmosphere which has pre
vailed the first part of the sum
mer will make grains ..and vegelS
ables late, and will tend to make
prices very high this fall.
In this city potatoes are very
scarce, and eggs and butter are
dairy products which bring good
pvices. The crop which pays
better than any other, perhaps,
is potatoes, and it is said that
the price this fall will be higher
than for a number of years.
Beltrami county soil is ideal for
potato raising, and it is witli a
smile that the farmers in this
section contemplate tho neat roll
which these products will bring
them this fall.
Corn is the only crop, which is
not doing as well as in former
years, probably owing to the cool
summer, but all grains are look
ing excellent. Wheat is being
raised here in larger quantities
than ever before, and it is only a
question of time when tho farm
ers will devote their attention to
this branch of the industry
Anna Horlbert Hunched.
Anna Hurlbert, who has for
some time past conducted a
notorious resort in the center of
the l'esidence portion of the city
was before Judge Reynolds this
morning together with a gentle
man friend to answer to a charge
of disorderly conduct. The court
imposed a fine of $25 and costs
and ordered the Hurlbert person,
to leave the city forthwith. Her
companion paid a fine of !^5 and
Dr. Brinkman in Demand.
Dr. Brinkman was called to
Deer River today, where he will
attend a locomotive engineer who
is affected with locomotor ataxia.
The patient can neither hear nor
see, his senses seeming paralyzed.
The doctor will take the case in
hand and is/confident that he
will be successful, as the new
science of/ chiropractic is said to
be especially adapted to cases of
Old Soldier Very III.
Charles E. White, one of the
pioneer residents of this section,
lies seriously ill at St. Anthony's
hospital. Mr. White came down
from Turtle River some time ago
for treatment. He is a member
of the local post G. A. R. and a
Civil war veteran with a record
of which he may well be proud.
He has many Bemidji friends
who hope that he may speedily
A Big Delegation.
This morning ti*ain No. 25 from
several extra coaches to accom
modate the delegation from Du
luth going to attend the big
Sangerfest at (Mid Forks. The
Third regiment.band was aboard,
with many other Scandinavians
who were,, on their way to the
Blackduck Strawberry Story
Blackduck Times: Thursday
last Frank Freeman exhibited in
the drug stove window some fine
native grown strawberries, many
of which approached the size of
an egg. A. Gustalson has also
some as large. Mr. Freeman
has about 5,000 plants, and Mr.
Gustafson 1,000, and all are
Fashions Will Not Come.
The baseball game between the
Duluth Fashions and fie local
team which was to have beoir
played here next Sunday has
been called off on account of the
inability of the Duluth team to
come on that day. The Park
Rapids team will be here, how
ever,and a fast game is expected.
For Sale Lumber.
For sale, all kinds of rough
lumber and dimension stuff.
Prices right and prompt delivery.
A. E. Rako, three miles south of
Bemidji. Orders may be left at
Ross' hardware store in this citv.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
WANTED Position by expTrT
enced St. Paul and Minne
apolis clerk. Address, Clerk,
box No. 01, Bemidji, Minn.
AR E PERPLEXED
Crookston People Mystified Over
Mysterious Disappearance of
Man and Woman
Crookston, Minn., July
man and woman came here last
week and registei ed at a hotel
as "George W. Howdor and
Friend, City." Mr. Bowder said
the woman was very wealthy
and the wife of a prominent phy
sician from Illinois, that he had
brought her 'here to purchase
Mr. Bowder asked the woman
to go to church and she refused.
He started for a walk and was
gone sometime, returning rather
late. He wont to her room and
found there a note saying:
a woman of unforeseen circum
stances. You will know more
later." The note was lying on a
pocket book containing $2000 in
crisp bank notes, over #li)00 in
gold and $7000or$8000 in United
States bonds and stocks.
The find seemed to excite Mr.
Bowder, and he showed the purse
and the note to an acquaintance.
They began a search for the
woman, fearing she had made
way with herself. They search
ed the town and finally returned
to find her at the hotel. Mr.
Bowder had a long talk with her
and they left last evening with
out explaining their conduct to
Pleasant Social Session.
The Business Men's Club had
one of the most enjoyable social
sessions of the season at its reg
ular meeting last night. Re
freshments wore served and
there was a session at whist
which resulted in the honors be
ing conferred on Dr. Foster.
There was a good attendance
and a thoroughly enjoyable time.
The directors had a meeting at
which a number of matters of in
terest to the club were discuss
ed. It was decided to put a
pagoda roof on the recently
Temperature Is Low.
The temperature in this sec
tion of the country and in fact all
over the country west of the
Mississippi, has been unusally
low this summer. The average
temperature has been lower so
far/this season than that of any
summer since 1900. Owing to
this fact and the St. Louis fair,
the summer resort business
throughout northern Minnesota
has not been as good as former
seasons. The two cities in this
section suffering most from this
are Bemidji and Walker, large
parties having been here eyery
or heretofo re.
Swamp Drying Up.
The swamp south of Second
street is drying up rapidly as a
result of the cutting of the trees
two years ago. In former years
this has been covered with water
during the summer months, but
this season it is comparatively
dry. It is expected that as soon
as-.an ^earnest effort. is_ made by
tho business people of the city
the M. & I. and the Great North
ern will put in a union depot, and
this will in all probability be
made the site.
A crew of Great Northern sur
veyors, who are establishing new
mile posts and determining
grades on the line of the Great
Northern between Duluth and
Crookston and are working west
have reached Benaand are cam])
ed there this week. The survey
aTXlnlTtiTniril^^ that the G. N. contemplates cut
ting down some of the grades
and reballasting a portion of its
line between Duluth and Crooks
Lots to Go on the Market.
Town lots in the new town of
Shotley on Red Lake will be in
market in a very short time. The
plats~ofthe-vTllage are completed
and R. E. McDonald, of this city,
who is interested in the town
site is at Shotley today effecting
the final arrangements. The
promoters of the new town be
lieve it is surely destined to be
one of the largest towns in this
section of the country and expect
a big boom before snow flies.
Appears for Chounard.
NL. H. Bailey left this morning
for St. Paul, where he will re
main during the present session
of the board of pardons. Mr.
Bailey has been engaged as at
torney by the relitives of Wm.
Chounard, the Cass Lake mur
derer, to present his case before
the board. The hearing will be
had Monday afternoon and the
outcome will be awaited with in
To Practice at Grand Forks.
George-. Moody, the popular
court reporter, will soon open
offices at Grand Forks and en
gage in the practice of Chiro
practic. Mr. Moody was in the
city from Brainerd last night on
his way to the For and expects
to bo highly successful there.
George is one of the best of the
boys and has hosts of Bemidji
friends who hope for his success.
Wings For Six.
Blackduck Times: A class of
six were provided with wings at
last weeks meeting of the local
Arie of Eagles. The member
ship of this lodge numbers nearly
one hundred. After the initiatory
ceremony an elaborate luncheon
was served under the supervision
of the management of the M. & I.
restaurant. The following per
sons were initiated: S. C. Knouf,
H. W. Squier, Matt S. Jones,
John P. Darkow. Tobie R. Irwin,
and Millard Kroncubergcr.
Planting Patch Dilemma.
Kelliher has a cemetery nicely
laid out, but no one seems to vol
unteer to occu i it, conclusively
proving that our people are not
jealous of each other that individ
ually they are too good to die or
not quite mean enough to bo killed.
It don't seem that people come up
here to stay, bat if some outside
town will loan us a corpse to start
our graveyard we'll return it with
thanks as soon as we secure one
of our own.Dad Palmer.
Trading Hore Yovi
Ik KnppenMour A Oft.
JULY CLE.H SALE
MIDSUMMER CLEARING SALE!
Black on White Plain FiguresGuaranteed as represented or money refunded.
\\s usual,'" talk is cheappaper and pencils are willing. The editor does not
cure where you gjt your advertising ideas. Take the following goods home, show-"
them to your dressmaker, your neighbor, your friend, or compare styles, quality
or prices in Bemidji or any other city, the big or little stores. Remember our
motto:'-Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded." For the rest of this month
every table in our store will be its own salesman. Take what Jyou want at the
plain marked price. If not satisfied no questions will be asked.
I piece Wool Voil worth $1.25, now- 85c 2 pieces Cotton Voil worth 25c, now 12'|3C
I lot Men's Underwear worth 50c, now 27c
All our Shirt Waists at 1-4 ofl to close out. The black and white figures will do their own
talking for this sale.
The Bazaar Store.
Conway's Commercial Col
lege is organizing a class in
Bookkeeping, Shorthand and
Typewriting for school teach
ers 'and those who have at
tended school during the year
who wish to take up these
studies during vacation. One
month's free lessons given to
all who enroll during July.
Conway's Commercial College,
Box 744, 108 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
Old Settlers Attention.
There will be a meeting of tho
Old Settlers Association of Bel
tar mi County, held at the City
Hall in Bemidji on Monday, July
11, 1904, at 9 o'clock p. m.. for
the purpose of determining
where the annual meeting of the
association shall be held and to
transact such other business as
may be necessary.
POUTER NYE, Secretary.
Values Entirely Without Precedent.
produced charming, cool, nobby,
single-breasted suits they have
not an ounce of surplus cloth.
Men's Homespun Outing Suits trousers made with belt
strap regular sack style $7.50 values tor
Hand-Tailored, Single-Breasted Outing Suits former price
$12.00 Suit Clearance Sale at
Every Straw Hat in our store must be sold.
Clear braids, lighl weights. Optimo. Tourist, Telescope and
Negligee shapes $1.2-5. $1.50 and $'2.00 values at
choice for 90c
Premium Silver Straws in splits, mackinaws, Cantons and
fibres 05c. 75c and $1.00 values sale at
Two Doors East of City Drug Store.
Courtesy and Integrity
are In the very atmos
phere of this Business..