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}on know we think it is to the ad
oi e\ei}one to trade at our
I makes no difference if \ou
are posted or not, each and every one
paj the same price. Our aim is to
sell close, but we do not pretend to
sell at cost. Note these low prices:
7 lbs Best Sweet Potatoes 25c
lbs Ci ushecl Oat Meal 25c
lbs Uolled A\ona 25c
lb Peail Barle\ 25c
lb Pea11 Tapioca 25c
lbs Fine Get man Sajjo 25c
9 bais Kuk Satinet Soap 25c
S bars kuk's Cabinet Soap 25c
7 irs Kuk's Dome Sa%on, Impel la or White
Russian Soap 25c
Full Si/ed Basket Gt apes 25c
Be st Unooloie il Tea Dust, l" oe oi 2 for 25c
A 40t Tea foi 0L or lb foi
Fancy Table Swup, pei 1 gallon pail
New Coin, good standard quality, only.
Yours for Close Prices
aLnd Big Trade
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J. A. McCONKEY
JOH N F. GIBBONS, Local Agent.
...STUMPJULLER.. Most Simple and Durable Slump Puller on the Market.
World's Fair Prize.
JWES WRIGHT, Local Agent.
A Beautiful Display of
Chinaware and Glassware
just received at
Liverpool China, Semi-Porceline Sets. Ivory, Opal, Ruby,
Crystal and Gold, and Souvenir, Table and Li mo
Berry Sets. Big line of Stop Jars from the Zanes
ville pottery regular price $1.25, now $1.0 0
C. W Hastings, President. A
F. Sheldon, Vice-Pres.
General Baqkii^g B^siijess.
e*p Savings Department in Connection. Fire Insurance.
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Bemidji Townsite & Improvement Co.
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First National Bank,
The Daily Pioneer
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON.
PIONEE PUBLISHING CO
By R. W. HITCHCOCK.
utered In the postofflce at Bemidji, Minn
as second rlass matter
Official County and City Paper
SUBSCRIPTION $5 PER YEAR
Let us Have Fair Play.
Every effort is being made by
the democratic party in this
state to disrupt and disorganize
the republicans by accomplish
ing the defeat of the republican
candidate for governor. The
only issue which the democrats
present is that the republican
state convention was unfair and
that Robert C. Dunu the republi
can nominee for governor is a
thief and a swindler. With such
choice arguments as these the
democrats hope to gain control
of the state, not through their
own worthiness but by creating
dissension in the ranks of the
We challenge the democratic
leaders of Minnesota to show one
instance in which thev have at
tempted to put the present cam
paign upon a higher plane than
the mud slinging arguments
The republican who allows
such arguments to affect his
vote is simply giving himself as
a catspaw to pull ttie democratic
chestnuts out of the fire.
In the first place, everybody
knows that the first ballot taken
in the republican state cenven
tion gave Robert Dunn, the
republican nominee, a clear ma
jority of 34 1 2 votes over all
other candidates counting: the
contested delegations of Henne
pin and Ramsey against Mr.
Dunn The republican nominee
had a clear majority counting
every contested votp against him,
and the republican who bolts his
party nominee under such cir
cumstances thereby repudiates
the whole theory of representa
tive government so dear to the
heart of every American citi
In the second place, how does
it happen that State Auditor
Dunn has suddenly become a
thief and a swindler, simply be
cause he has been nominated
for governor, when democrats,
populists and republicans for
ten years past have united in de
claring that he has made the
most efficient public servant the
state ever had9
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John A. John-
son, himself, the democratic can
didate for governor, after Dunn
had been state auditor for three
years said, "Bob has made the
best state auditor Minnesota has
had and he is a strong man for
any office." Mr Johnson had
no axe to grind at that time: he
was simply telling the truth.
Why not have fair play in this
A DULUTH gentleman recently
stated in an interview published
in one of the Duluth papers and
widely copied that while Bemidji
would always "be the hub of
northern Minnesota" and a
splendid town as a lumberjack
center it had seen its palmiest
days. As a matter of fact Be
midji is today the principal pjint
in Minnesota where men are
hired for the woods and it is
probable that this condition will
continue for a good many years
Everything 0. K.
C. E. Johnson of Aitkin, de
puty public examiner, has spent
the past few days in the city
looking over tne affairs of the
state b'ank and the various county
offices. Mr. Johnson found every
thing ship shape at the institu
tions in this city under the sup
ervision of the state and left for
Grand Rapids this afternoon,
where a similar examination will
Subscribe for the Pioneer.
ARE THE ES S
*KIT ,c BITS
Mary McFadden remarks that
the trial of Ames serves to show
that it takds a lot of evidence to
convince twelve good men of
what everybody knows.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
No one who is acquainted with
its good qualities can be sur
prised at the g'eat popularity of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
It not only cures colds and grip
effectually and permanently, but
prevents these diseases from re
suiting in pneumonia, It is also
a certain cure for croup. Whoop
ing cough is not dangerous when
this remedy is given. It con
tarns no opium or other harmful
substance and may be given as
confidently to baby as to an adult.
It is pleasant to take. When all
these facts are taken into consid
erationitis not surprising that
people in foreign lands, as well
as at home, esteem this remedy
very highly and very few are
willing to take any other after
having once used it. For sale by
Barker's Drug Store.
J. W Irwin returned yester
day from a business trip to the
I the fall of 1895 ^contracted that fear
ful disease, Blood Poison. It gained such
headway that I was forced to resign my
position and seek relief at Hot Springs.
After spending all the means I had I went
to Memphis I less than three weeks I
was in a hospital, and after nine weeks of
suffering I was discharged as cured. I
less than a month every bone in my body
seemed to be affected and felt as they
would break at the least exertion. Again
I was compelled to resign, and I returned
to the hospital for a seven weeks stay.
When I came out I was advised to try
farming. When I first went on the farm I
prevailed on the only firm who handled
drugs to get me one dozen bottles of S. S.
S A that time both of my hands were
broken out with blisters and I was covered
with boils and sores. In the meantime my
druggist had gotten two dozen bottles of
S. S. S. form and I began its use, and
after taking the thirteenth bottle not a
sore of boil was visible. R. B. POWEU,.
East 9th St., I,ittle Rock, Ark.
Of all hum an Contagious Slood i
Poison is the most hideous and hateful.
The victim is tortured with eating ulcers
sores and abscesses, unsightly blotches,
eruptions and other symptoms of mis
erable disease. S S. S. has been used
successfully for nearl fifty years for
Monogram eu\d University
Tne&e are the Brand of canned goods we handle.
Tb ey are EQUALLED by few, EXCELLED by non e.
W can save you money on these goods, besides giv
ing the best there is on the market.
Give us a call and we will prove it.
Kelliher for potatoes forever'
Fergus Palls gets the Presby
terians next year
The Crookston hemp plant be
gins to hump itself.
Fertile wants three
routes right away.
So much money at Roseau ne
cessitates a third bank.
The Nevis street fair had
right of way last Saturday
A good talker does not neces
saniy make a good Speaker.
The state campaign is not in it
with the newspaper war at Ada,
A partridge in th.3 brush is
worth two prairie hens in the
Hawley's much heralded
Roosevelt Johnson club has pet
It is a pretty good town that
can have as good a newspaper as
the new Plummer Pioneer.
The entries are all made and
the candidates are off with the G.
O. P. elephant for a pacemaker.
tains no mercury
mineral. Our home
Our MONOGRAM in bulk, and our IMPERIAL
sun cured, Japan tea in 1 and packages,
ARE THE BET, none better, once tried will always use it.
W handle the MONOGRAM full cream
cheese. I I S THE FINEST QUALITY
CHEESE MADE I N UNITLD STATES. Always uniform and can not
be matched under a other brand. TRY IT.
I We leave our cause in your hands without argument
if you will only give us a trial.
We treat you on the the year O
R. C. Dunn Strongly Favors Exten
si ve Work Being Done and
John A. Johnson Op-
Dunn, the Repuuhcan candi
date for governor, has taken a firm
stand favor of the drainage of
swamp lands It is no new position
for Mr Dunn, for as far back as 1889,
when he was in the legislature and the
question first arose, Mr Du nn was
strongly favor of the proposition
for the drainage of swamp land and
secured the state and other aid for
that purpose In a speech delivered
by Mr Dunn at West Duluth on Aug
26, 1904, Mr Du nn said "All of
Northern Minnesota and Duluth
particular is deeply interested in the
reclamation of the hundreds of thou
sands of acres of swamp lands owned
by the state The original purpose of
the grant by congress was for reclaim
ing these lands Our legislature
seemed to think that aiding the
construction of railroads was a com
pliance with the ter ms of the grant,
for about three million acres have
been diverted to that purpose
virtue of the constitutional amend
ment, adopted in 1881, the proceeds
of the sales of swamp lands remaining
or that may hereafter accrue to the
state are devoted to the educational
and charitable institutions On small
tract of swamp land containing about
thirty six acres will swell the state's
institutions fund, it is estimated, by
half a million dollars That tract is
located St Louis county, and it
was owing to the lmatory steps taken
me that it wa^ secured to the state
"The state cc 1 well afford to
spend large sums annually in reclaim
ing its swamp lands, and the in
creased sell puce of the lands
thus benefited would amply repay for
the outlay, besides, it would mate
rially aid the upbuilding and develop
ment of Northern Minnesota The
counties in which these swamp lands
are mainly situated are naturally
tributary to Duluth
In strong contrast to the position
of Mr Dunn on this important ques
tion of drainage, a question which al
most as deeply interests the people
of Southern Minnesota as it does those
of the northern districts, for the rea
son that drainage works undertaken
to reclaim state swamp lands means
that those lands will be enhanced
value, and the state school fun^s and
state institutions funds will be dnect
beneficiaries of the increased value
is the position of Johr A Johnon,
the Democratic candi late or gov
ernor In 1899 when Mr Johnson v. as
serving the senate he ha an op
portunity to vote on a bill S N
211) which provided for the creation
of a drainage commission and for the
drainage of marshy and swamp lands
of the state and an appropriation of
money to carry out the provisions of
the act The re were eight senators
who voted against this measure and
among the number was Jo^n A John
son, the present Democratic candi
date for governor Since becoming
a gubernatorial candidate Mr John
son evidently sees that he wa very
much mistaken in 1899, and rvow he
professes to be a convert to the propo
sition of reclaiming and draining the
vast areas of swamp lands North
ern Minnesota How sincere he may
be in this eleventh hour of repentance
is left to the voters to judge
In his speech at Minneapolis Mr
Johnson said "Swa mp land drain
age is a business proposition, and ad
mi ts of no argument It is
good policy for the State of Minnesota
to convert this class of lands into
farms for the Minnesota settler"
Mr Johnson seems to ha ve seen a new
light in regard to this matter of dram
age, for on page 594 of the senate
journal for 1899, I find this reference
to a 5111 for an act to establiso a drain
age commissi on and to provide for the
drainage of the marshy and swamp,
lands of the state and to appropriate
money to carry out the provisions of
the act S N 211), that vhen the
bill was put upon its final mssage
there were 36 yeas and nays 8, and
among tho se who voted in the nega
tive was John A Johnson, the Demo
cratic candidate for governor. The
bill, however, passed the senate, but
lacked sufficient votes in the house
to become a law
A a member of the legislature and
as state auditor Robeit Dunn al
ways voted for and championed the
cause of drainage of swamp lands in
Northern Minnesota. His record is
consistent in this matter
"The Republican ticket will get
more Populist votes in Northern Min
nesota this year than two years ago,"
toms of thi dis
Congressman Halvor Steenersoiu
Populists are coming back to th
ease. Medical ad Republican ranks. Th ey are for Roos*
vice free. velt this year, and will vote for the
The Swift Specific Company, Atlanta, 6a other Republican nominee!.'
Stepp, General Delivery.
WANTED1000 cords of wood
cut and hauled. Apply Pioneer
WANTEDFor U. S. army able
bodied, unmarried men be
tween ages of 21 and 35, citi
zens of United States, of
good character and temperate
habits, who can speak, read
and write English. For in
formation apply to Recruiting
Officer, Miles block, Bemidji.
FOR EXCHANGE Team of
horses, harness, wagon and
pair of sleighs for forty acres
of land close to the city. Call
at this office.
LOST AND FOUND.
FOUNDBicycle. Owner may
have same same by calling at
this office and paying for this
J. P. DUNGALF, i
J. MATHENY, Prop.
Fine Line of Cigrars & Tobaccos
HELP WANTED. WANT COLUMN
Thos Cathcart & Son, Props.
This Hotel is specia'ly
adapted for the traveling
public, beautifully locat
ed on the banks of the
great Rainy River fac
i ng the Canadian border.
W pay strict attention to run a feS
quietly and orderly place. if
All Kinds of-
FOR SHLE! I
Can do your fine work and your
coarse work, will do it prompt
ly and at right prices.
SEE US BEFORE YOU BUILD
1001 Minnesota Avenue.
Now Located on Fourth Street, Two Doors
West of City Hall.
All Orders PromptlyAttended to
Fine Art Wall Paper
Wood For Sale!
I have for sa le an unlimit
ed quantity of Pine Jack
Pine and Tamarack Wood
in any lengths.
D. S. DENNIS,
710 America Ave. Bemidji.
Combined with Restaurant A
Meals at All Hours.
Open Day and Night.
Sign the Big Black Bear
FOR RENTTwo good, front
rooms over Lumbermen's State
bank. Call at bank.
FOR RENTA small family can
rent three nice rooms* at 114
Irving ave. south.
FOR SALELimited number of
copies of the Pioneer's souvenii
edition. Pioneer office.
FOR SALEComplete set mod
ern bar fixtures, good as new.
Box 691, Crookston, Minn.
FOR SALETwo miles south of
Solway, 120 acres agricultural
land, partly improved. Cheap
for cash. Apply to J. A. Brass
field, Nelson, B. C.
FOR SALEHotel and saloon at
Kelliher, Minn., for price and
full particulars address. S.J.
Story, Blackduck, Mmn.
FOUR NEW TOWNS on the Thief
River Falls extension. First
class openings for all kinds of
business and investments. Ad
dress A. D. Stephens, Crooks
Great Northern R'y
No. 40...Park Rapids Line..6:00a. m.
(Connects with Tlyer at Sauk Centre, arrives
Minneapolis about 3 00 formerly 4 43.)
No. 14 .Duluth Express... 12:27 p.m
"26 12:39 a.m.
13 Fosston Line 2:50 p. m.
25 2 50 a.m.
39... ^ark Rapids Lme7:55
Full information from
E E. CHAMBERLAIN, Agent
I F. E. C00LEY, 1
Painter, Paper Hanger 1
D. H. FISK
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Office opposite Hotel Markham.
P. J. Russell
Attorney at Law
Bailoy & McDonald
Bemidji, flinn. Office: S*edback Block
Jay L. Reynolds
Attorney at Law
Office in JlUes Block.
L.PHYSICIANS A. WardSURGEONS. M. D.,
Plijsician and Surgeon.
Diseases of the Eje a specialt y.
Jennie E. Ward, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Troubles peculiar to her sex a specialty
Office hours 2 to 5, over Barker's
Dr. Rowland G-ilmore
Phjsician and Surgeon
Office: Jllles Block
Physician and Surgeon
Office: niles Block. BeminP
Dr. E. H. Marcum
Physician and Surgeon
Office: Swedback Block
Residence Phone aa i Office Phane 18
Dr. R. B. Foster,
E N I S
Dr. O. M. Smith,
Office over E. H. Winter's Store.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
FRED THROM, Prop.
All Hours. 311 Minnesota Ave.
HANS P. THOriPSON, Prop.
Bar In I
Connection 100 Third St.
A. SMITH, Proprietor.
DRAY AND TRANSFER.
$ Dra and Transfer. 3
Phone 40. 404 Beltra mi Ave. "'J^S**0
Dray And Baggage, Safe and Plane Moving
618 America Aventle
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