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Mysterious Disappearance of
Northome Man Gives Rise
to Much Talk.
MAN INHERITS FORTUNE AND
VANISHES IN ST. PAUL.
Opinion Prevalent at Northome
That he Was Murdered in
Otto Schmidt, who inherited
a large sum of money from rela
tives in Germany a short time
ago. and who went to Saint Paul
last week, is said to have met
with foul play in the saintly city,
as not a word has been heard
from him since he left North
ome and although the police of
St. Paul have made a thorough
search for the missing man not
a trace of him has been found.
It is common talk among the
people of Northome that Schmidt
has been "spotted" ever since
his inheritance of the fortune,
which amounted to $16000, and it
is claimed by some that his arrival
in St. Paul was known to one of
the toughest gangs of crooks
that ever infested the horthwest
who, it is believed, made* hisac
quaintance and afterwards
robbed him of the money, per
haps committing murder in order
to accomplish their end.
It is certain that Schmidt had
the money upon his person at
the time he left Northome, and
the fact that nothing has been
heard of him by his friends
coupled with his mysterious dis
appearance gives rise to the be
lief that he has met with foul
BI BOO AT
Many Buildings Being Erect
ed as Result of the Col
Much agitation has been
stirred up among the people of
the north by the announcement
that a colony would be estab
lished near Blackduck in the
near future, and already a large
number of buildings are under
construction at Hines' Spur,
which is situated a few miles
south of Blackduck. The build
ings being erected are all modern,
first-class structures, one being
a three story building which will
be used for hotel purposes.
About thirty cottages will be
built in the near future, it is
stated upon good authority, but
as to what use these will be put
has not developed as yet.
Nothing can be better than the
bestMark's lung Balsam is the
Subscribe for the Pioneer.
Extra Select Oysters.
Turkeys Turkeys Turkeys
order one now
We also have a fresh supply of
Ringrose Bulk Dill Pickles
Sweet and Sour Mediums
Choice stock are these, and
guaranteed to be appetizers.
Princess Grocery Co
M. E. CARSON, Mgr
Ranks of Deer and Moose
Depleted by Invasion of
BIG FOKK COUNTRY LITERALLY
ALIVE WITH BRUTES.
Trails Near Ripple Strewn With
Carcasses of Big Game
Killed by Wolves.
Never in the history of north
ern Minnesota have the wolves
been so thick as they are this
winter, and the inroads made by
the fierce brutes upon deer and
moose in the Big Fork country
have resulted in a depletion of
the ranks of the big game that
has never been equalled. In the
vicinity of Ripple the howls of
the animals are heard nightly
by residents in that vicinity, and
it is hardly safe for a person to
venture beyond the confines of
his yard or garden, as the
wolves seem to be unusually
A gentleman who arrived yes
terday from his claim near Rip
ple states that on the trail lead
ing from Ripple to Northome he
came across the smoking car
casses of two deer which had
been killed and*devoured by the
hungry animals, and the bones
of many more were visible from
the roadside. He says that
thousands of wolves inhabit the
deep swamps surrounding the
Big Fork town, and hardly a day
passes but the cries of a hunt
ing party of the animals can be
Hunters who have spent the
season in the vicinity of Ripple
report the same condition of aff
airs and declare that it was as
much as taking their lives in their
hands to venture far away from
the campfire during the night
A. number of gentlemen from
Bemidjiwho have spent several
seasons hunting wolves are pre
paring to leave for the Big Fork
country and the necessary traps,
poison and other equipment for
killing the wary beasts have been
procured and a war will be waged
against the wolves untill a large
number are exterminated.
Leap Year Ball.
An elaborate leap year ball has
been planned at Glidden's Hall
Nymore for Saturday eyening of
this week. Special music has
been secured for the occasion
and the dance will doubtless be
one of the most enjoyable of the
many for which Mr. Glidden has
been famous this season. Ar
rangements have been made for
the serving of an elaborate lunch
and the "Leap Year Ball" bids
fair to eclipse anything in the
line of a social hop which Ny
more has thus far attempted.
Clothes Stolen at Kelliher.
The local police have received a
letter from Kelliher requesting
that a sharp lookout be kept up
in this city for the appearance of
a number of thieves who have
operated in Kelliher for some
time past. Overcoats and other
articles of wearing apparel have
disappeared from business estab
lishments in that city and it is
thought that the thieves have
come to Bemidji.
Dr. Foster Returns.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Foster and
family returned last night from
St. Louis, where they took in the
World's Fair. The doctor is loud
in his praise of the exposition,
and says that the Minnesota ex
hibit is the best advertisement
the state has ever had, particu
larly the fruit exhibit sent from
the southern part of the state.
The entertainment given last
night by the Martin moying pic
ture company was very well at
tended and the show given was
enjoyed by all. A large number
of the latest illustrated songs
were rendered by Mr. Martin
and the moving pictuies shown
were the latest productions of
the photographic craft.
Didn't Live at Tenstrike.
The Pioneer in error stated a
few days ago that Mr. J. J. Con
ger had moved his household
goods from Tenstrike to Bemidji
and would make his future home
here with his family. Mrs. Con
ger states that they never lived
at Tenstrike, but Mr. Conger
stopped there off and on for a
number of months.
Amateur Theatrical Troupe.
A number of young people of
Blackduck have joined them
selves together into an amateur
theatrical troupe and entertain
ments have been given in that
city and at Northome. The per
formances are said by witnesses
to be first class and an effort to
secure their appearance in Be
midji may be made.
Skating Dangerous Because
of Many Holes Made in"
HOLES FOR NETS MADE NEAR
M. & I. DEPOT.
Lake Frozen Over But Not at
All Safe In Many
The ice along the shore near
the foot of Third Street has been
thronged the past few days with
children enjoying the first of the
winter's skating. Young Amer
ica will not be denied this, one of
the keenest of winter's pleasures,
even though it is taken upon the
very edge of great peril.
The Pioneer is informed that
the ice between the Minnesota &
International depot and the foot
of Third street is entirely unsafe
owing to the large number of
holes that have been made to al
low nets being taken out of the
water, and parents should see to
it that their children are not per
mitted on this strip of ice. It is
easy to say that the ice is per
fectly safe near shore but it is
still easier for a child, in midst
of the mirth and excitement en
gendered by the ice and numer
ous companions, should acci
dently stumble upon a hole or
that he should venture farther
out than the ice is at present
Every drowning that has oc
curred in the early skating sea
son is due to overconfidence.
WOODME N HOL
Officers for Ensuing Year
Chosen at a Meeting
At the meeting of the Modern
Woodman last night the officers
for the ensuing year were chosen
Venerable Consul--E. J. Willits.
ClerkJ. P. Lahr.
Worthy AdvisorJoseph Wag
WatchmanJ. W. Chapman.
SentryJ. M. Barnett.
Examining PhysicianDr. L.
The meeting was largely at
tended and the officers placed in
nomination were the choice of a
majority of the members of the
lodge. The annual district con
vention will be held in this city
next summer and preparations
are already under way to increase
the membership and otherwise
strengthen the lodge here for the
event. The installation of the
officers nominated last night will
be held at the next regular meet
ing, when a farewell party will
be given in honor of Herbert J.
Smith, former clerk of the lodge,
who will leave in the near future
Swedback gets $5,000.
Insurance adjusters represent
ing the different companies in
which the losers in the recent
disastrous fire at the Swedback
were insured are in the citv mak
ing the estimates of the several
losses sustained. Only adjust
ment has been completed, that
of Senator E. J. Swedback, who
owned the block, and his loss was
proclaimed total and he will re
ceived the full amount of his in
snranee, which was $5,000, in
stead of $4,000' as heretofore re
Township Treasurer Here.
R. P. McKnight, treasurer of
the township of Turtle Lake, was
in the city today from Buena
Vista and received from County
Treasurer French the amount
due his town from the.apportion
ment recently completed by the
auditor and trersurer. Nearly
all the orders for the amounts
due the townships and school
districts have been issued.
New Goods Arrive.
Fleming & Downs, who re
cently purchased the hardware
stock of F. M. Malzahn, have re
ceived a large shipment of hard
ware composed of all seasonable
goods. They have added a deliv
ery wagon to their equipment
and expect a large and profitable
.trade during the winter "V^
Fire Meeting Last Night.
A meeting of the firemen was
held at the city hall last night A
large quota of members were
present but beyond accepting the
application of one applicant for
admission into the department
very little business was transact
ed. A vote of thanks was unani
mously given to Bailey & Mc-
Donald for their- presentation of
a cheek for $25 as a token for the
service rendered by the firemen
at the recent Swedback fire.
The next regular meeting of the
department will be held the last
Wednesday in December, when
the annual election of officers
will take place.
Appear Before Supreme Court.
Attorney E. F. Crawford of Be
midrj leaves tomorrow morning
for St, Paul, where he will ap
pear for the defendant in the
case of J. Neils Lumber company
vs. Wm. M. Hines. The case
was decided in favor of the de
fendant at the fall term of dis
trict court in this city and the
plaintiff appealed the matter to
the supreme court. The case in
volves a large amount of logs
claimed by the rival companies.
Court Sets Tomorrow.
An adjourned term of district
court will be held tomorrow for
the purpose of hearing arguments
in a number of motions and grant
ing citizenship papers. This will
be the last chance to secure
second papers before the March
term of court.
An order for the plaintiff was
rendered yesterday afternoon by
Judge Spooner in the case of Ada
Campau vs. Frank Campau upon
the non-appearance of the de
fendant. Desertion was the
grounds for the suit. Both par
ties are from Kelliher.
It is learned that the report
circulated to the effect that a
holdup had occurred at Cass
Lake and that Wm. Doyle had
been arrested for complicity in
the affair was untrue.
TO O LATE TO CLASSIFY.
FOR SALE -Six room residence,
two blocks from business cen
ter, price $700, part cash, terms
for balance. A snap if taken at
once. Phone 274 or address P.
O. Box 573.
FOR SALESecond hand boilers
and engines, suitable for saw
mill purposes. E. J. Swed
Bemidji Commercial College
is now in a position teach
any and all subjects taught
by that school for $1.00 per
week nights, and $1.50 per
week days, straight. All
J. CONWAY, Principal.
Box 744, 108 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
cha res,gloss of tone, feeling and vigor,
It speedily and permanently removes
The Home Treatment for All Female
FRFF Ladies' own obstetric and
niiU perpetual calendar by ad
47*5 W North Ave, Chicago, 111
HY'NE Sold by A. GILMOUR & CO.,
For Sale or Rent
One store building, 24x60
plate glass front hardwood
floors good basement and
barn second floor contains
eight nice, light rooms.
Will sell on easy terms.
G'LEARY & BOWSER,
In July, 1883,1 began tobreak out with
Eczema on my head, legs and arms, and
began treatment with local doctors, bat
did not get much relief, They said the dis
ease had becomechronic. I then quit them
and tried various ointments and soaps for
another two years, but as soon as cold
weather came I was asbadoff asever, so I
finally decided to let medicine alone, and
for twelve or thirteen years did nothing
towards curing the Eczema, except bath
ing. This seemed to do about as much
good as anything I had tried.
During the time I lostabout one-half of
my hair. I began S. S. S. doubtful of a
cure, because the disease had run so long,
but soon discovered your medicine was
doing me good, and continued to take it.
I used seven bottles, when I was com
pletely cured, not having a single spot on
my body, which before was almost com
pletely covered, F. C. NORFOLK.
1017 Hackberry St., Ottumwa, la. 7 5.
The head, feet and hands are usually
the parts affected, though the disease ap
pears on other rjarts of the body. While ex
ternal applications allay the itching and
burning temporarily, it is the acids thrown
off by the blood that cause the irritation
and eruptions upon the skin. The acids
must beneutralized and the system cleans
ed of all humors and before the
cure is permanent,
S. S. S. is guaran-
of Potash, Arsenic
and other miner*
als. Book th
skin and its dis
eases sent free.
The Swift Speolfio Company, Atlanta, 6a,
The Home of
Two Doors East of City Drug Store
low prices as at Schneider's
NO W ON
"We a^re here with the Goods.f
The people of Bemidji and surrounding country are beginning to understand that
when The Bazaar Store advertises a Cut-Price Sale on a certain line of Goods that
there is something doing in the way of low prices. We quote below a few of our
many bargains in the Shoe Line:
Our full line of Ladies' $ 2 Shoes, con
sisting of Vici and calf, during dj|69
this sale will sell for tp 1="
Our $2.50 Shoes during the #|98
sale for *pl=
Our $2.00 Shoes during the |Q4
sale for tyjU
One lot of Box Calf Shoes, 4JJ075
regular price $3.75 sale price
One lot of Blucher Calf Shoes, t|J
regular price $2.75 sale price tjpl
America's Best Shoes going at $2.69
The above-mentioned prices are just a sprinkling of what we have. If you want
to participate in the greatest Shoe Sale ever given in the city call at The Bazaar.
We Qts for the
of your business on no trh ial grounds it's for your good as well as ourst
There is no other Clothing House in Bemidji that gives to its customers
as much for their money as Schneider's. It's because we like large
transactions and sell our Merchandise (always guaranteed) at the small-
est margin of profit. Prom what other Clothing House can you buy the
same High-Grade Merchandise, whether it's Men's Clothing, Boys't.? ?*^5?
Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Shoes and Furs at the ^same^,TV JR
Schneider's Suits and Overcoats are made from High-Cost Fabrics^
^every garment finished' with hand-felted and hand-padded collars.^
\to^%$^ V-* They are all guaranteed shape-retaining and the most perfect made and*
fitting~garments ever placed upon Clothing counters. No other Cloth-
fP^ ing House in Bemidji sells Clothing as good at prices^ Iblfi ours
J5 prove it by actual comparison that's the only test,
MM I lis
j| A Great Sale of Suits and Overcoats Tomorrow at
"Hit the Trail" for the
Lewis & Clark Exposition
At Portland, Oregon, in 1905
Northern Pacific Railway
Which follows closely the Original Trail
of the Great Explorers.
G. W. McCASKEY, Dis't Passenger Agent,
4th. and Broadway, St. Paul, Minn.
Send four cents for Lewis and Clark booklet to
A. M. Cleland, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minn.
$18, $20, $22
Your Say So
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