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VOLUME 2. NUMBER 201.
FUR SCARFS AND BOAS.
$30 00 Pox Boas Xmas price $18 50
18 00 Coon Scarfs 13 50
20 00 Opossum Boas Xmas
price 12 00
15 00 Isabella Fox Boas
Xmas price 10 00
12 00 Opossum Boas Xmas
price 9 00
8 00 Opossum Scarfs Xmas
price 5 50
6 00 Opossum Scarfs Xmas
price 4 50
10 00 Squirrel Scarfs Xmas
price 7 00
7 00 Squirrel Scarfs Xmas
price 5 00
8 50 Squirrel Scarfs Xmas
price 6 00
6 50 Squirrel Scarfs Xmas
price 4 50
The best of everything for Christmas in Fancy Goods,
Novelties, Toys, Children's Books and Fancy Sta-
tionery. Yo cannot help being pleased when
you see our beautiful Holiday Stock which
is as complete as it is beautiful.
Don't fail to see our special attractions in Cuff and Collar Boxes, Dressing
and Toilet Cases, Albums, Fancy Glass and Chinaware, Glove and Handkerchief
Boxes, also our big assortment of Lamps, Cracker Jars, Silverware, Books and
Dolls and Doll Heads.
Celluloid Heads, unbreakable and no paint to to come off. China and Bisque
Heads in all sizes and prices. China, Bisque and Kid Dolls. All the latest Charac-
ter Dolls, such as Happy Hooligan, Foxy Grandpa etc.
W Don't worry about what to get for Chrigtmas but come in and see our line.
Everything for everybody. Candies and Cigars our specialty.
Don't forget that we are Giving away a Beautiful $12 triple plated gold clock. S
Come in and see how you oan get it. We will give some one a beautiful present at 12 mi
^M o'clock Christmas Eve.
JD O NO MISS IT!JAPANESE
A Great Christmas
^MflBagof BARLOW' S BEST
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1904.
W will give Christmas Shoppers a chape to buy Furs at less than cqsfc
We have in stock Ladies'
Astrakhan, Krimmer and Near
seal Coats. We take orders
for Beaver, Otter and Alaska
Seal Coats and give you factory
prices. Our profit on these
garments is our 3 per cent
cash discount. We want you
to see our $25.00 Astrakhan on our $40.00 Fur Capes.
Coat, it is lined throughout
with Skinner's Satin, made
from fine close curled skins ,^fr.
and is fully guaranteed by us. 1
Saturday will be a busy day at this store. W ask our customers to shop as early in the day as possible you'll get choice Merchandise
and better service. Store will close Monday at 1 2 o'clock.
AFTER BALTIC .FLEET
WARSHIPS PASS SIN-
GAPORE STEAMJNG IN WEST-
SECOND SQUADRON I N CHINA SEA
FLEET OF POWERFUL CRUISERS
UNDER ADMIRAL KAMIMURA
FURTHER ADVANCE ON PORT ARTHUR
JAPANESE CAPTURE TWO IMPOR-
TANT POSITIONS CLOSE TO
Singapore, Straits Settlement, Dec.
23.Two Japanese cruisers called here
during the morning and left at noon.
They reported that two Japanese bat
tleships, two first class cruisers, two
second das!* cruisers and twelve tor
pedo boat destroyers were nearby,
Shanghai, Dec. 23.A squadron oi
powerful cruisers under Admiral Kami
mura has gone south to the China sea
to meet the Russian second Pacific
iieaaquarterfe or the Third Japanese
Army Before Port Arthur, via Pusan,
Dec. 23.During the morning of Dec.
19 the Russian turret ship Sevastopol
was torpedoed by the Japanese fleet
and immediately listed 10 degrees to
the right, remaining fast on the shal
low shore at the foot of Liaotie moun
tain. Thp vessel is considered abso
lutely useless for further offensive op
No Paper Monday.
Monday, Dec. 26, being a legal
holiday, the Pioneer will not
issue its regular evening edition,
in order to give its employes a
short holiday vacation.
Oscar Miller is in the city to
day from Solway, where he is em
ployed by theCrookston Lumber
company as clerk in one of their
camps in that vicinity. Mr. Mil
ler will remain here until after
New Year. --W4
LADIES' FUR COATS. LADIES' FUR CAPES. MEN'S FUR COATS
Weare making a Christ
:mas price of
Three recruits were shipped
by the local recruiting office to
Columbus, Ohio. *'/&? '"r
Framed pictures of all sizes
and prices at Lahr's. 1
Toys, complete line,
The Red Cross is coming, ^o
L. J. MATHENY, Prop.
Fine Line of Cigars & Tobaccos
Our price on Men's Fur Coats
starts at $15.00: We have a good
line of better coats, and will take
orders for the finer garments on
same margin as our offer on lad
O every article in this establishment
nothing reserved everything must go.
This enables yovi to save money on
a^t A. E WINTER'S Jewelery Store.
Everything in the stock must go at this sale, includ-
ing Diamonds, Jewels, Watches, Chains, Gold and
ver Charms, Hand Painted China, Cat Glass, Bracelets,
Fobs, Rings, Bangles, Toilet, Carving and Writing Sets,
JJ Pictures, Pottery and Burnt Woo Ornaments, in fact,
fi everything in the store except the fixtures must
5 closed out between now and January 1st to make room
for an entirely new department.
This Grea Bargain-
iMans the^saving to you of from one-quarter to one-^
half of your holiday expenditure, and you are not
wise to let the opportunity go of advantaging your-.
self by making selections from our stock. Extra.-.. 4,
clerks will be employed so that all who call may be,, i
served. Remember this is a genuine price-slashing, ^V^
rate-cutting sale that means money in
Don't miss it Th finest stock in the city. Avoi#Ji^-
|4v the rush and do your shopping early. :g|g
ENGRAVING OE* PURCHASES- FREE!
5 Leading Jeweler 9 Sign of the Big Watch
.^^gg?tfJ JJ SOCIETY
TEN CENTS PER WEEK