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Total Tax Levy for Beltrami
County for Year is
BEMIDJI PAYS ALMOST FOKTY
The Average Tax Rate for the
County is 3622
After working night and day
for nearly a month the auditor's
office has completed the spread
ing of the taxes for the ensuing
The total tax levied in Bel
trami county is $153,880.98 and
the average tax rate for the
county is 36.22 mills.
Of the total tax in round num
bers $16,300 is for the state,
$57,000 for the county and the
balance for townships and school
districts and villages.
The tax levy for the village of
Bemidji consists of 2.9 mills for
the state, 13 mills for the county
and 21 mills for the school dis
trict, the entire levy being 36.9
mills or a trifle more than the
average levy for the county.
This rate calls for a payment of a
tax of $39,439.95 in Bemidji.
The total levy for the
county last year was $155,049.24
and for Bemidji $33,826.76.
Two Enjoyable Dancing Par
ties Held Last Evening
Side by Side.
No more pleasanv social func
tions were ever held in Bemidji
than the two dancing parties
which were held last evening,
side by side, at the Grill and at
O'Leary & Bowser's new hall
The young married people of
the city gaye one of their pleasant
dancing parties at the Grill hall
followed by a supper late in the
evening. The attendance was
large at these parties, which are
givenjevery two weeks, and are
steadily growing in popularity.
At the same time the bachelor
maids and the bachelor men of
the city tripp:d the light fantas
tic toe with great enjoyment and
abundant merriment in the new
hall erected by O'Leary & Bow
ser next door to the Grill. Both
functions were among the most
suecessful of the year.
Don't forget that our line of
Canned Goods is the best.
Our Princess Brand Coffees and
Teas cannot be beaten.
We are selling those Fancy
Kingrose, Dill, Medium
Sweets,and Sour Pickles
Don't forget our line of Bon
Bon Boxes Fancy Chocolate
Candy Candy Candy
at wholesale prices
Genuine Lether Cigar Cases
Case Pipes Pocket Books
Tole Pouches ^-Mixed Nuts
Home Made Taffy
Ripe Tomatoes Cucumbers
Radishes Lettuce Celery
Extra Select Oysters
Fancy Greening Apples,- $2.25
Princess Grocery Co
M. E. CARSON, Mgr:J
CUT HIS THROAT.
Desperate Cass Lake, Man
Makes Doubly Sure
Dan McDonald, a Cass Lake
bartender, crazed with drink,
Thursday night cut his-throat
from ear to ear, making a horri
ble wound. He was taken to the
hospital from which he escaped
in his night shirt yescerday fore
noon. He was not found for sev
eral hours when his dead body
was discovered hanging from the
rafter of a barn in the residence
McDonald had been on a pro
tracted spree. He had been in
Cass Lake about a month, com
ing there from Superior and is
said to haye relatives in Canada.
New Plans for the Minneap
olis, Red Lake & Mana
It is understood that there has
been a radical change in the
route by which the Minneapolis,
Red Lake and Manatoba railway
will enter Bemidji. It has prac
tically been decided to abandon
the proposed line entering the
city just west of the electric light
plant and to Q^oss^the^Great
Northern by an overhead bridge
two miles west of the city near
Dr. Blakeslee's farm, and then
swing east paralleling the Great
Northern's line into the city.
This manner of getting into the
city while more expensive for the
company, will simplify many of
the problems of. entering the
A party of men is at work to
day grading south of the Great
CLUB IS MAKING
Bemidji Musical Club Is
Achieving a Reputation
Second to None.
The work of the Ladies Musi
cal Club of this city is meeting
with success quite out of propor
tion to that enjoyed by similar
organization in other cities of
even a larger growth. The pro
grams rendered by the club are
superior in artist merit to those
rendered in much larger cities
and success of the club is a mat
ter of gratifications to those of
the city who are musically in
clined and the club is one of
which Bemidji has great reason
to be proud
Following is the program for
next Monday's meeting at the
home of Mrs. R. B. Foster, which
is in charge of Miss Beulah
Miss Buelah Brannon
uet, Hungarian Dame Moskouski
Mrs. Foster and Miss Roberts
Vocal Solo, selected
Instrumental Solo Fourth Mazurka
Duet. Sonata Op 6 Beethoven
Mrs. Roberts and Ethel McTagrgart
VoCaFSolo, September Landan Charlton
Instrumental Solo, Azeu Schutt
Instrumental Solo....SecondMazurka Godard
Vocal Solo, Four Leaf Clover,Whitney Combs
Duet, Anvil Chorus From "Trovatore"
Blanche Boyer and Beulah Brannon
Instrumental Solo Second Valse Godard
Instrument Solo, Ballade Carl Reinecke
Long Life Ended.
Chas. W. and A. A. Warfield
receiyed a telegram late yester
day afternoon bearing the sad
intelligence of the death of their
grandmother, Mrs. Geo. Clark,
of Princeton,- 111. Mrs. Clark
had reached the advanced age of
ninety one years. Chas. War
No a minute should be lost
when a child shows symptoms of
croup. "Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy given as soon as the child
becomes hoarse, or even after the
croupy cough appears, will pre
vent the attack. It never fails,
and is pleasant and safe to take.
Formate by Barkers Drug Store.
Advertise in the Daily Pioneer
It's a good investment.
Mutilated Body of Man Found
Scattered Over Railroad
TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AT FREE-
MA N WEST OF CR00K3J0N,
Victim of Accident Unknown
Investigation as to the Cause
of His Death.
The Crookstbn Times for this
morning gives the following ac
count of a terrible accident which
took place a short distance west
of that city on the line of the
The horribly mutilated remains
of an unknown man were found
this morning at Freeman by the
Northern Pacific train crew that
arrived from Grand Forks on a
frieght train at about noon.
Freeman is a small station be
tween this city and East Grand
Forks where no agent is station
ed and the remains were found
about four feet from the rails on
a wagon crossing. The yictim of
the accident was horribly main
ed, both legs and one arm having
been completely severed from
his body and the head stove in,
one side being gone entirely.
The portion of the body found
was entirely naked, a portion of a
shirtband around the neck of the
remains being the only stitch of
clothing on the body. Lying
along and on the track and scat
tered over a distance of 300 feet
to the east of the body were dis
membered portions of the re.
mains, and a necktie, collar, a
pair of shoes and the remnants
of a blue serge vest. There were
no rings on the fingers of the
dead man, and nothing found
with the scraps of clothing that
would serve as a means of identi
fication, but three miles further
west the section crew found a
coat and vest in the pockets of
which was discovered a bunch of
keys. It is possible these may
lead to determining the dead
As near as could be determined
the victim was a short heavy set
man, with very heavy, light-color
ed eyebrows and heavy but very
light colored hair. The clothing
was so rent and_ begrimed from
being dragged that it could not
be determined whether the man
was well dressed or not, except
ing that the piece of the. vest
found was made of good cloth.
Marks on the tracks and along
the rails showed that the body
had been dragged at least 300
feet from the time the man
was hit or fell from a train be
fore it was finally thrown to one
side of the track.
It cannot be determined ex
actly when the accident occurred.
It is supposed, however, that the
man was hit or fell off the frieght
that went west last evening, or
the passenger that went to Grand
Forks from here this morning
early. The coat and vest were
found at Merrill station three
miles farther: The* section boss
is quite certain that the remains
were not lying by the crossing
when he passed the spot this
morning, but it is barely possible
that he might have been looking
in another direction^/The re
mains will be brought to this
city and an inquest will depend
on the circumstances that the
coroner may be able to discover
on his trip of investigation this
Dissolution of Partnership.
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore existing
between Julius Dahl and Arthur
Brose, under the firm name Of
Julius Dahl & Co., has been this
day dissolved by mutual consent,
Mr. Brose having transferred
his interests to Andrew Dahl.
The business will be continued
under the former firm name.
All bills payable to tne firm will
be collected by Julius Dahl and
Andrew Dahl under the firm
name of Julius Dahl & Co. and
all bills outstanding against the
firm wili-be-paid. ^^ggg|
Dated Dec. 30, Hft|g^
'M:4^t iS^JULIU DAHL,
g ARTHUR BROSE.
Subscribe for the Pioneer.
Popular Bemidji Man Honor
ed at First State Meeting
of Hotel Men.
The first meeting of the hotel
men of Northern Minnesota was
held in the parlors of the Grand
Central hotel at St. Cloud yester
day and the organization was
made permanent by electing the
PresidentWm. Rawson, Wa
SecretaryA. H. Leimbacher,
The meeting was held' "for the
purpose of discussing the rates
which were to be charged by the
hotels in the nothern part of the
state and was largely attended.
It is the desire of the different
landlords to have a uniform price
in each place and then there will
be no kicking on the rates charg
ed by the traveling public in dif
ferent places and they will expect
to be charged accordingly in each
The matter of running free
buses was discus sed and it was
decided to charge to guests of
the hotel twenty-five cents for the
round, trip and twenty five cents
each way to outsiders. This will
go into effect Jan. 1, and conse
quently no one will get a free
ride in this city after that date.
The next meeting of the associa
tion will probably^ held some time
The report of the landlords
present shows that Mr. Mark
ham has the distinction of pay
ing a higher scale of wages to
his employes than any other
landlord in the state.
Rector of St. Luke's.Ashburn
ham, Ontario, Testifies to the
Good Qualities of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy.
AshbUrnham, Ont.j April 18,
1903.I think it is only right
that I should tell you what a won
derful effect Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy has produced.
The day before Easter I was so
distressed with a cold and cough
that I did not think to be able to*
take any duties the next day, as
my voice was almost choked by
the cough. The same day I re
ceived an order from you for a
bottle of your Cough Remedy.
I at once procured a sample bot
tle and took about three doses of
the medicine. To my great relief
the cough and coldhad completely
disappeared and I was able to
preach three times onEaster Day.
I know that this rapid and ef
fective cure was due to your
Cough Remedy|p*I make this tes
timonial without solicitation, be
ing thankful to have found such a
Godsent remedy. Respectfully
yours, E. A. Langfeldt, M. A.,
Rector of St. Luke's Church.
This remedy is for sale bv Bark
ers Drug Stored'
Dissolution of Partnership.
Notice is hereby given that the
copartnership existing between
Chas. R. Koch and Scott T.
Stewart, under the firm name of
Koch & Stewart, is this day
mutually dissolved, and all bills
due and owing said firm are pay
able to the undersigned who also
assumes all legal indebtedness.
Dated at Bemidji, Dec. 29,1904.
SCOTT T. STEWART.
GOOD for OLD and YOUNG
AugustFlower keeps the children healthy and
Full of vigor and frolic the whole day long,
So when Mamma needs more they rash off in
And shoot to the druggist: Please give it to
(flnatrility to get up brisk and fredh in
the morning, lack of appetite, pallor,
muddy complexion and poor spirits
these all indicate,, a disordered stomach
andbaddigestionin adultsand children,
too. They also indicate the urgent need
of taking Green's August Flower regu
larly for a few days.
a reliable old. remedy forall stomach
roubles falls to cure indigestion,
and constipation, and
is a natural tonic for body and mind, tt
4Two sizes, 35c and 75c. All druggists.
i Is prepared at all times to
...give you the very best
in Bread, Pies, Cakes,
and other 'good things to eat'
R. R. BLY, Prop/
The Model Bakery
315 Minnesota Avenue.-
Men's 18-ounce Flannel
Shirts, priced at $1 50,
Christmas is over and everyone ifittet settle down to
business again^ The Bazaar Go. has decided that this
would be a good time to make a hit with Groceries.
We handle nothing but the best, and also have a very
complete line. We mention a few of our good things:
Dill Pickles, perqt 10c Sour Pickles,
Sweet Pickles, .*".'"_ 20c Sauer Kraut,
Cranberries, 10c Queen Olives, per qt bottle
Celery Sauce, per qt bottle 25c Pickled Onions, jf
Heinz' India Relish,
30c Little Midgets,
Oyster Cocktail, 25c Heinz' Cucumber Celery, Heinz' Mustard,
Heinz' Ketchup, Heinz' Chile Sauce, Heinz' Chutlnery, Heinz' Sweet Pickles (mixed),
Heinz' Worcester Sauce, Heinz' Caper Sauce, Heinz' Curry Powder, Heinz' Celery Salt, etc
We are here with the Goods. We are here with the Prices. We have come to stay.
The Bazaar Department Store.:
TS* We Close e, Noon Monday.
We have commenced a discount sale on all Holiday Goods left over from
the Christmas Sale:
Will start classes in Bookkeeping, Shorthand,
"(Munson, Graham or Ben Pitman's systems),
Commercial Law, Arithmetic, Grammar, Lan-^
guage, Letter Writing, Spelling and Penman
ship also Public School and Normal branches
between January 2 a.nd 9th
If you are contemplating on taking any of the above
courses, please confer with the principal regarding
rates. Bates made to suit the richest or poorest student
-not to suit us, but you. To students out of town we
will pay railroad fare also can get good board and
room in private families for $10 to $12 per month.
Families who can take students a.t above rates please
advise the principal.Phone 20.
After a most satisfactory holiday trade we find we jjji
have left many small lots and odds and ends that we wish to close out &
before inventory to do this prices have been cut regardless of profit. ~%~&
e,deliver the goods:
Sensational cat prices on Stiin-
lllBloch^uitslnd Overcoats. S
Garments of Highest Grade!
10c 10c 25c 25c 25c
Fine Sole Leather Suit
Cases, 1 in deeper than
any other in city for
Every Shape, Style and Fabric!
$22, $20 and $18 values at unreserved $