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Bemidji Taxpayer Wants Steps
Taften at Once To
Fosston, Minn., Oct. 7, 1904.
Editor Bern idji Daily Pioneer:
Sir:As a property owner in
your city, I would like to see the
same energy put into force in
trying to get the water power
developed on the Mississippi
river and transmitted to Be
midji. I think it would be a
question of keeping out lilroads
rather than trying to get them.
In my opinion you have the best
location and prettiest townsite
1'or an inland town in the state.
I am not writing from hearsay
for I have been over a great por
tion of the state and four foreign
It is manufacturing you need
not railroads, and they would
certainly come if you had the
water power in operation (men
tioned above). You have first
class drainage for plants of dif
ferent kinds near the lakes. I
like to see railroads myself, they
are a good thing for a town but
I think if you had manufacturing
enterprises they would be more
of a help to the town.
ONKINTERSETKD I N BEMIDJI.
Real Estate Man Gets Decision
in Controversy Over Sale Of
Judge Pendergast yesterday
afternoon decided for the plain
tiff in the case of E. J. Willits vs.
P. P. Hannifin, and granted Mr.
Willits what he sued for in the
complaint, the amount being SI00.
The suit arose over the sale of
the Markham hotel property.
Mr. Hannifin promised Mr. Wil
lits $100 providing the sale was
made, whether it was conducted
by Mr. Willits or not, and after
wards refused to pay the fees of
the real estate man.
Commissioner E. B. Anderson
of the Fourth Commissioner dis
trict is in the city today. To a
Pioneer representative Mr. An
derson said that he wonld make a
canvass for election but that he
would not put forth any extraor
dinary efforts. Mr. Anderson
feels that he has served the dis
trict faithfully for two years and
that the people of the district
ought to know pretty well
whether they want him again or
not. He belieyes however that a
commissioner ought to see the
people of his district as often as
possible and talk matters per
taining to the district over with
them and he will take advantage
of this opportunity to do so.
Broke Into His House.
S. Le Quinn of Cavendish, Vt.,
was robbed of his customary
health by invasion of chronic con
stipation. When Dr. King's New
Life Pills broke into lri house,
his trouble was arrested and now
he's entirely cured. They're
guaranteed to cure, 25 at all
THI S WEE
Pears by the bushel, $1.75
Plums, $1.10 per crate
Pine Elberta Peaches, $1.10
Tokay Grapes, 50c a basket
Concord Grapes, 30c a basket
Sweet Potatoes Cranberries
Pumpkins Spanish Onions
Apples, 35c per peck
Crabapples, 50c per peck
Honey, 20c per lb
Extra Select Bulk Oysters
Princess Grocery Co
M. E. CARSON, Mgr
At 2.30 o'clock this afternoon
the jury in the Artz murder trial
returned a verdict of not guilty.
After a session of over twenty
hours, the twelve men who were
selected to determine the fate of
Frank J. Artz, who was accused
of murder in the first degree for
the killing of John Weilander,
unanimously agreed that Artz
was wholly innocent of any crime
in taking the life of his neighbor
and rendered an absolute ac
The court room was crowded
when the jurors tiled in, and a
death like stillness prevailed
when the foreman announced the
As the verdict of the jury was
read all held their breath in or
der to catch every word, and
when the import of the findings
was revealed a deep sigh seemed
to emanate from the assemblage
and Miss Hattie Artz, a sister of
the accused man, became hysteri
cal, and, falling upon the neck of
her brother sobbed with pure
No more affecting scene ever
took place in the court room of
Beltrami county, and when
Judge Spooner released the
prisoner the number of dry eyes
among those who were in attend
ance was very small.
Miss Hattie Artz, the sister of
the accused man, has been in at
tendance at the trial of her
brother throughout, and when
the announcement that he was
innocent came from the jury this
afternoon all of her pent up
emotions broke loose, and fling
ing her arms around his neck,
she expressed her feeling of joy
at his release more vividly than
could be expressed.
The case was- concluded last
night and the jury was charged
at 6:10. They returned the.ver
dict this afternoon a little after
2 o'clock, making over twenty
TH E NORT
Signs That Northern Minne
sota Will Make Rapid
EXTENSIVE RAILWAY BUILDING
PLANNED AND PERFECTED.
Operations of The Next Few
Years Will Work Great
There are signs that northern
Minnesota has entered upon a re
markable period of development.
Northern Minnesota is a new
country and the usual history of
a new country is that a few lines
of railway penetrate it only to
await a slow development of the
interior before much further
building is done. This has been
the history of northern Minne
sota, but there is evidence that
the period of slow development is
at an end and that within the
next few years the whole north
country will be threaded with
lines of railway.
The present year has been a
remarkable one for railway build
ing in northwestern Minnesota.
The Great Northern has extend
ed its line from Thief River Falls
north into the Roseau country
while the Soo has built from
much further south to Thief
River Palls and then across the
Red River Valley to Hallock.
Both roads are now surveying
branch lines directly across Mar
shall county for the Red river.
In addition the Great Northern
is constructing a direct line into
Red Lake county crossing its
Duluth line about two thirds of
the way between Bemidji and
It seems quite probable that
fully as much railway building
will take place in central north
ern Minnesota year. The
old Red Lake railway will be
built south to Bemidji, tapping
and developing a rich farming
and timbered section of Beltrami
com ty, while the extension of
the Minnesota & International
north from Northome cannot
much longer be delayed. It is a
well known fact also that the Du
luth South Shore & Atlantic is
seeking a route through this sec
tion and it is whispered that
still another road has designs on
the north country. The con
struction of the M. & I.v
ARTZ IS ACQUITTED
Jury in Artz Murder Case Returns
Verdict of Not Guilty This
from Kelliher, while not now
probable, is still a possibility and
competition with other roads
may cause it tc be built much
hours that they spent in determ
ing the fate of Artz.
Mr. Artz feels very enthusias
tic over the outcome or the trial
and expressed himself to the Pio
neer this afternoon in the most
emphatic manner. He said that
he felt that justice had been
done in Bemidji and in Beltrami
county in his acquittal, and felt
very grateful to the members of
the jury who returned the ver
dict in his favor.
The pleas of the attorneys in
the case were impressive, and the
conclusions of the jury could be
largely attributed to the strong
plea made by Attorney L. H.
Bailey, who appeared in defense
of Artz. All yesterday afternoon
was taken up in making the pleas,
and County Attorney Loud for
the state devoted rather more
than two hours to a strong, force
ul representation of the evidence
and the conclusions to be derived
Mr. Loud's plea is regarded as
one of the ablest ever delivered
before a jury in Beltrami county.
Attorney L. H. Bailey spoke for
the defense. His plea was ex
haustive, critical, eloquent and
effective. Mr. Bailey went over
the evidence bit by bit, skillfully
developing every shred of evi
dence that might in any
way favor his client and
attacking the state's case
boldly and effectively. Mr.
Bailey's bursts of eloquence at
times held the crowded court
room spell bound and many
times a pin could of been heard
to drop. His plea was exceed
ly effective. Mr. Bailey spoke
until nearly 6:30, or over three
Judge Spooner's charge to the
jury was a calm, impartial review
and exposition of the law as ap
plied to the case. The jury re
tired shortly after 6 o'clock.
TH E LOG S
Rainy Lake River Boom
Company Seizes Logs And
TRIED TO COLLECT PA FOR
DRIVING THE LOGS.
Case Will be Argued Before Judge
Spooner in Month of March
Crookston Journal: H. "W.
Kennedy of Rat Portage, Ontario,
representing the Rainy Lake
River Boom company of that
place, was in the city Thursday
evening in consultation with At
torneys Steenerson & Loring
relative to the replevin case of
the said Boom eompany as de
fendant and the Namakin Lum
ber company, of Minneapolis
The Rainy Lake River Boom
company, sorted and drove logs
on the river at and near Bau
dette for the Minneapolis con
cerns and to collect their pay for
the work performed, siezed logs
to the amount of 400,000 feet and
were proceeding to dispose of
the same. An action in replevin
was instigated by the Minneapo
lis concerns against the logs
siezed, upon the grounds that
the defendants charter does not
permit or legalize the collecting
of tolls. The amount, invloved is
|48, but the case is one of import
ance as it is a test case which
will establish the rights of the
Rainy Lake River Boom Co., in
territory where they operate.
Steenerson" & Loring have been
retained by the defendant com
pany and will argue, the case at
the district court of Beltrami
county, Bemidji, on the third
Tuesday in March. Thomas
Shevlin of Minneapolis is largely
interested in the plaintiff corpora
Remember that a special Sun
day dinner is served every Sun
day at the Armstrong & Under
wood cafe. Try one.
sooner than is now anticipated, i
As all railroad building in
northwestern Minnesota is from
Crookston as a center all railway
construction in central northern
Minnesota must be from Bemidji
as a center. Northwestern Min
nesota has waited long for the
roads it has needed and this sec
tion may be compelled to wait as
long, but present indications are
for a rapid development through
out all northern Minnesota.
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Ladies Musical Club Arrange a
Delightful Program For
The following program will be
rendered at the meeting of the
Ladies' Thursday Musical on
Monday at the home of Mrs. R.
Kosponst's. anecdotes of Schumann & l'lotoru
Biographical sketch of Schumann.
Miss Beulah Braniion.
ocal solo-"Not a Sparrow Fallotli" Abt
Miss Uolcn Urant.
l'iona duet Martha Overture" Flotom
Mrs. W. 11. Hoberts Miss Hose Dickinson
Vocal solo Goodbye Sweet Day"
Miss Laura Myers.
Piona solo-"All. so Fair from Martha"
Mrs. Andrew Warfielct.
Vocal solo Selected"
Miss Harriet Halderman.
Piano solo NachtsiickeOy 23" Schumann
Mrs. 11. B. Foster.
Vocal solo lorjrotten" Eugene Covvles
Mrs. George French.
I Melodies from Martha".-Flotou
I "Arabeske" .Schumann
Miss Blanche Boyer.
The program is in charge of
Miss Boyer. Light refresh
ments will be served by Miss
Grant and Miss Grace Lyons.
The club has now twenty active
members and new members are
being added at each meeting.
The ladies will meet again at
Mrs. Foster's two weeks from
Monday when the composers
Mozart, Strouss, Raff and Lassen
will be studied.
Chicken Pie Supper.
The ladies of the Baptist
church have planned a chicken
pie supper for next Tuesday
evening and it will be served in i
the building recently vacated by
the Ross Hardware store.
High Grade Suits $10.
In Worsteds, Thibets, Cheviots, Cas
simeres and fancy Scotch weaves.
They have hand fulled collars, tho
roughly silk sewed, hair cloth
fronts, are serge lined, strongly
mad^, shape retaining and (J*
most excellent values at
*m "Th Gridiron" a phenominal "Haa Hit"
f|[ The pridiron hat is the most popular and most
0 universal wearing young men's hat ever shown.
In swe^l colors and black, all hand finished. per-
feet shapes and herein the greatest variety at
FORMAL FALL OPEN
Saturday, Oct. 8.
S\iits and Overcoats.
Stein-BIoch Special Overcoats and Suits, for Men and
young Men. Five Hundred Suits and Overcoats,
Checks, Plaids, and solid effects, Browns, Blues and
Black. They positively compare gtfo^ p* f\/\
with any $20.00 garments, grand -Jf I
Jr\,:m II I
special value XlsMXJ*\J \J
First Class Overcoats $10.
In extra heavy Friezus, Gray, Brown
and Black, Cheviots, Plaids, Checks
and Stripes, and heavy weight
Kerseys, up-to-date styles, most
servicable garments, double
For Monday we are offering special Bargains all through our Store:
Ladies 35c Cotton Hose 19c.
Ladies 40c Fleeced Hose 25c.
Ladies Fleeced Vests 25c.
Fascinators worth 35c, Monday 25c
Special offer Dress FabricsBrillianteen, Black, Blue and Brown, 50 in wide
65 cents a yard.
Sofa Pillow Tops from 25c to 65c, Souvenirs of Bemidji 50.
Special Prices on Ladies READY-TO-WEAR GARMENTS.
The Bazaar Department Store
Clothes made from the finest material, marking ajstandard of per-
fection heretofore found only in best made-to-measure products.
Correct Custom Made Clothes at Half Custom Tailors Prices.
Th only SteiiwBlocl i Clothesi Bemidj i S
The Only Clothes Custom
Made, Yet Ready-to-wear.
A Immense Trouser Business.
New and exclusive designs. 20 doz.
Clay Worsted Trousers, silk sewed,
and Puritan Worsted Trous- (jjJO
ers, dressy and servicable, at |pO
Old reliable lambs wool pants, best
^wearing pants made, dfr-| fZfl 2
never equalled at plOvr
New Autumn Neckwear, Shirts and Gloves.
High grade fall Neckwear, domestic and foreign
weaves, in brocades, twills, crepes, Persians and.Mat- S
Josees, new effects in Myrtle, tobacco, cerise, grey
an lizard shades 2f inch four-in-hands, wide Ascots,
Puffs and English Squads, Tjes that have no equal