M. & I, EXTENSION
Building of Road South From Interna-
tional Fails Being Rushed
THOUGHT THE ROADBED WILL BE
READY FOR STEEL BY MARCH 20.
The Work in the Muskeag Swamps
Will Be Completed Before
International Falls, Feb. 28.
Paul Northby, superintendent
for the contractors on the M. &
I. extension, was in town this
week arranging with Pat Lynch
for the hauling of lumber with
which to build camps between
here and the muskeag. Three
Nos. 10, 11 and 12have been
completed in the moskeag and
are now partly filled with men
who are grading, ditching and
doing other necessary work. No.
13 is being buiit on the NEi NWi
2170-24, which is part of the
homestead of John Emerson.
This is where the line leaves the
moskeag, it following the same
from 71-23 through 6 in 70 23 and
up to the Emerson place. Gamp
13 is to be a big one, one of the
buildings being as large as 24x4(3,
and Ole Aune, the Littlefork car
penter who has charge of the
work, expacts to have buildings
ready inside of ten days. This
camp is three miles and a half
south of town but another is to
be built close in which will ac
commodate at least one hundred
men, and is to be built as soon
as 13 is completed.
The stages and tbters now use
the team road along the right of
way, across the muskeag, and
Supt. Northby hopes to have a
road opened for the intervening
distance within a few weeks.
Some eight miles of the grade
between the Big and Little Fork
rivers is now completed, and it
is thought that by the 20th of
March the roadbed between Big
Falls and Littlefork will be ready
for the steel. As the work is
finished on the west of the Little
Fork, the men will be added to
the force now working this side
of the river. Everything is mov
ing along n?cely and passengers
between here and Big Falls ar
rive in town tilled with enthusi
asm over the prospects of early
completion of the road. This
happy condition is due largely to
the faet that the contractors are
first-class men in the business,
and in a considerable measure to
the hustling qualities of their
superintendent. Mr. Northby is
an old timer at the business and
is a general contractor. His line
of work is prairie railroad grad
ing, for the doing of which he
has a splendid outfit of graders,
etc. It is f- the reason that he
cannot do his work in the
winter that Domps^y & Dough
erty are able to command his
services now. It may prove to be
some later than the 4th of July
before trains are operating over
the linp, but if it is, it won't be
due in any measure to lack of
hustle and executive ability on
the part of Mr. Northby.
Ferrell Is Weighing Mail.
International Falls Press: A.
H. Ferrell has decided to en
deavor to obtain a government
position in the railway mail ser
vice and will take the required
civil service examination at St.
Paul, April 13th. In the mean
time, in order to acquaint him
.self with the duties of the posi
tion he seeks, he will become a
mail weigher on the run between
Big Brails and Morris. He went
to Big Falls by stage Monday to
begin his new duties.
The Pioneer at all times has in
stock office supplies of every
Loal news on last page.
OF WESLEY ADJOURNED
Man Accused of Killing N. 0. Dahl Will
be Brought up Again
The preliminary hearing of
James ("Shorty") Wesley,
charged with having killed N. O.
Dahl, on his claim near Quiring
postoffice, on the 7th day of April,
1904, which was set for today at
10 o'clock, has been again post
poned, on the motion of County
Attorney Henry Funkley.
Wesl9y was brought into jus
tice court, before Justice O. M.
Skinvik, Henry Funkley appear
ing for the state, and G. W.
Campbell representing Wesley.
The county attorney asked for
a continuance of the hearing un
til March 7th, which was object
ed to by Mr. Campbell, who
stated the defendant was ready
for the hearing.
Judge Skinvik granted the de
lay and set the hearing for 10
o'clock a. m., March 7ch.
The case of Wesley is closely
connected with that of Paul
Fournier, who awaits the action
of the grand jury on the charge
of having killed Aagot Dahl,
the daughter of N. O. Dahl. In
the Fournier case, eighteen wit
nesses were examined at the
preliminary hearing, and it is
stated that at least fourteen of
these would be used in the
Wesley hearing, which would
make a large bill of expense to
the county. These witnesses
have given bonds to appear be
fore the grand jury, in the
Fournier case, which will con
vene at the term of court that
will be held beginning March
19th. In continuing the case,
Judge Skinvik probably had in
mind the summoning of these
witnesses and the expense that
would be incurred, which might
be avoided, by using them at the
time of the Fournier hearing be
fore the grand jury.
ATTITUDE OF CASS LAKE
MAY KILL ALL BILLS
The 'Rule or Ruin" Policy of Our
Neighbors Detrimental to
The attitude of the Cass Lake
people, in insisting that the pro
posed state normal school be
located at Cass Lake or nowhere,
will possibly result in the killing
of all the bills that were before
the legislature, thus defeating
the establishing of any school a
deplorable result. The Cass
Lake people have eased their
conscience for their "dog-in-the
manger" attitude by accusing
he other towns that are in the
contest of "butting-in," The
fact that iiemidji started this
movement some four years ago,
when W. F. Street was alive,
and that two years ago a bill was
introduced by Senator S wedback
of Bemidji which had for its ulti
mate end the location of a normal
school in Bemidji, does not fit
well with the "it's mine, I saw it
first," policy of our neighbors
over east. If the legislature kills
all bills, and no school is estab
lished, the Cass Lake folks can
blame no one but themselves, as
they agreed to abide by a general
bill, and later backed out.
M. D. Stoner returned last
evening from St. Paul, where he
has been on business for a week.
In conjunction with several other
people who have been in the
Saintly city, he states that the
Bemidji delegation which has
been lobbying in the interests of
the proposed state normal school
has been doing excellent work,
leaving no stone unturned to
further the interests of this city.
P. J. Russell returned last
evening, and he also says that
the Bemidji representatives have
done great work, with fairness
to all concerned.
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VOLUME 4 NUMBEB 262 BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA^ THURSDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 28, 1907.
BEMIDJI BIBLE CONFERENCE
July 23rd28th. 1907.
Rev. W. S. Ward, Presiding.
7:45-8:05 Song Service.
8:058:15 Address of welcomeDr. Marcum.
8:158:25 ResponseRev. P. J. Barackman..
8:25 Address of ConferenceDr. W. B. Riley.
WednesdayYoung People's Day.
Rev. Alfred L. Hall-QuestPresiding.
9:00 -9:30 Devotional-Lead by Dr. Q. N. Luccock.
9:30-10:10 Address by Rev. C. A. McKinnon.
10:15ItH5 AddressRev. J. R. Pratt.
Afternoon will be given up to recreation.
Rev. J. A. McGaughey. Presiding.
7:458:05 Song Service.
8:058:25 Address by Rev. G. Stock.
8:25 AddressDr. W. B. Riley.
Rev. Neil A. Gilchrist, Presiding.
9:009:20 DevotionalRev. J. F. McLeod,
9:20-10:00 AddressDr. A- O. Zenos.
10:0511:05 AddressRev. J.R.Pratt.
11:0511:50 Address on Evangelistic Work-
Rev, John S. Hamilton
Afternoon will be given up to recreation.
Rev. S. E. P. White, Presiding.
7:458:05 Song Service.
New Long Kid Gloves
All shades just received
Tea Spoons, 25c regular, only 19c
Shoe Laces, extra tubular, 2 pair for.. 5c
Colgates PowdersTalc and Dental. .16c
SoapsWhite Lilac or Brown Windsor
per box 25
Child's Kerns' Hose Supporters 35c
BEMIDJI BIBLE CONFERENC E
Will Be field in this City on July 23-28,1907.Conference Is Inter-denomina-
tional, and Was Organized Two Years Ago By the Adams Presbytery.
Rev. S. E. P. White, pastor of the Bemidji Presbyterian church, has received the first
provisional program of the Bemidji Bible Conference, which will be held in this city July 23-28,
next. The program was prepared by the program committee, Rev. J. A. Jameson and Mr.
Blair of Duluth, Rev. McGaughey of Two Harbors, and Kev. J. F. MacLeod of Brainerd, and is
subject to some slight alterations which various happenings may necessitate, in the meantime.
The Bemidji Bible Conference was organized two years ago, and was originated by
the Adams Presbytery. It is inter-denominational in character, and has proven of great help to
the various denominations that have participated in the conferences.
There was a large attendance at last year's conference, and from information which Rev.
White has received, this year there will be a record-breaking attendance.
The following is the program:
Vast Interest Centers in Men's Clothes-Special Attractions
A volume of business should be the
result of our offers for
$ 5 to $1 0 Friday and Saturday $ 5 to $1 0
Don't for one moment believe that you can purchase these clothes any time for the
price$5 to $10. It
Extra Black Cotton Hose, worth 15c, O I Tick Mittens, our regular 15c kind,
Friday and Saturday only O Friday and Saturday only
AddressDr. G. N. Luccock.
AddressDr. C. A. McKinnon.
FridaySabbath School Day.
Mr. D. K. Laurie, Presiding.
9:009 20 DevotionalRev. Alfred L. Hall-Quest.
9:2010:00 AddressDr. A. O. ZenoS.
10:10-11:10 Address-Rev. J. R. Pratt.
11:10Jl 50 Missionary Addresses
R. F. Zulzer. S. A. Blair, Dr. Sharpless.
Afternoon devoted to recreation.
R. F. Zulzer, Presiding.
7-458:05 Song Service.
8:058:45 Dr. Campbell Coyle.
8:45 Rev. C. A. McKinnon.
6:30Early morning: meetingDr. J. R. Pratt.
Dr. Samuel F, Sharpless, Presiding,
9:309:50 DevotionalRev. S- A. Jameson.
9:50-^10:10 AddressRev. W. B. Riley. D. D.
10:15 AddressRev. G. N. Luccock. D. D.
Sacred Concert Saturday Afternoon or Evening.
11 o'clock. Regular services at the usual hours in the various
churches. Preaching by visiting clergy if desired.
3:30 Park meetingRev. J. S- Hamilton.
7:458:15 Song Service.
8:15 Closing of ConferenceRev. J. R. Pratt.
absolutely impossible. It is merely our way of improving the
already popular Friday at Saturday Bargains.
These Suits, offered for the nominal price mentioned, re of choice textures and fash-
ionable patterns. Good fitting and serviceable. Stylishly cut and handsomely tailored.
Our west show window is full of them and our Clothing department is ready for you.
Come early and get first choice.
A few other spicy numbers in the Men's Department
$5 The Yeoman Derby Hat $5
The Best Black Derby Hat Worn by Fastidious Grentlemen
New Blocks for Spring Now Ready
We Have Exclusive Sale
News From our Dress Goods Section
We rrge every lady to call at earliest moment and see the justification of our Dre
Enormous stocks of New Wool Fabrics for Suits and Dres3es, including our assortment
of Exclusive Suit Patterns. On Friday and Saturday we will specialize a display of the
beautiful Tub materials.
GonsuH the Misses McKenzieExpert Dress Makers at This Store.
Sponging by our New Duplex Spotless Method. Per Yard 5 cents
Notion Bargains for Friday and Saturday
O'LEARY & BOWSER.
The Greater Department
The Daily Pioneer delivered to your door
every evening for 10c per week.
We advise early glove buying
Extra 10c and 15c Laces and Insertions 5c
Extra 15c and 20c Laces and Inseitions 10c
Sample Handkerchiefs 10c to 75c
Ladies' ana Misses Hosespecial 15c
Short. Length Prims, yard 5c
Short Length Unbleached Muslin, yard 8c
THE STATE FISH LAWS
AS TO CLOSED SEASON
No Fishing With Hook and Line Allowed
During Months March and
The state game and fish
warden gives out the following
explanation of the tish law re
garding which there seems to be
considerable confusion, as be is
daily in receipt of letters asking
bis advice as to the sale of fish:
"No fishing is allowed in Minne
sota during March and April
with hook and line, as these two
months are spawning months
for fish and everybody who
wishes to protect tue fish will
realize that this is a necessity.
"Spearing can be done, pick
erel and rough fish at all times,
but these fish are only for do
mestic use, not for sale.
"No Minnesota fish will be
allowed to be sold during March
"Frozen fish that have been in
stock, lake trout and lake white
fish, may be handled, but no
Minnesota fish, such as perch,
crappies, wall-eyed-pike, pickerel
or bass will be allowed to be sold
or had in possession for the pur
pose of le during these months.
"Regarding the sale of perch
There is nothing in the law that
prohibits the selling of perch at
any time during the closed sea
son (that is, from the first of
March to the first of May) all
fish can be sold daring the open
season (except trout and bass)
providing they are legally caught.
First: Fish that have been
speared are not allowed to be
sold. Second: Fish that are to be
sold most conform to law in re
gard to size and weight. Lake
trout and white fish. not.less than
two pounds 'round or one and
one-half pounds dressed wall
eyed pike not less than fourteen
inches in length. Fish that are
less than six inches in length
must be returned to the water
from whence they came except
sunfish, rock bass, bullheads or
minnows for bait."
HERD 7,000 SHEEP WILL
BE FATTENED NEAR NARY
Six Sections of Farm Land, Enclosed
by Twelve Miles of Wire,
Is the Pasture.
A large herd of sheep, num
bering over 7,000,will be fattened
near the village of Nary, nine
miles south of Bemidji, during
the coming spring and summer,
and put in condition for the
market, before being shipped to
the twin cities in the fall.
William Hubbard of Mankato
owns six sections of land lying
within a radius of three miles of
Nary, and he began the experi
ment last spring of putting
sheep on the partially cleared
portions of the land, with the re
sult that the scrub and brush
was cleaned and the sheep fat
tened rapidly and were in prime
condition in the fall.
There were 7,500 sheep on the
land last year. They were put
in two bands of 3,000 each, and
one of 500. There is twelve
miles of woven wire fence that
surrounds the "pasture," which
makes an ideal place for the
This year the number of sheep
will be 7,000, and they will be
brought to Nary-as early as
Aad A. Tone, the Northome
attorney, returned yesterday
afternoon from Cass Lake, where
he had been on legal business
before the U. S. land office. He
left last evening for his home at
Additional local matter will be found
on fourth page. Vr\lv"-'Av
MINNESOT A p^tR
TEN CENTS PKI. WEEK
PLEASED WITH THE
OUTLOOK IN NORTH
Rev. E. K. Copper, Presiding Elder
Brainerd District M. E. Church
Here Last Night.
HELD QUARTERLY CONFERENCE IN
LOCAL CHURCH LAST EVENING
Has Organized Methodist Church So
cieties at International Falls,
Littlefork and Walker.
The second quarterly confer
ence of the Bemidji Methodist
society was held at the church
last evening, and the occasion
was made a note-worthy one on
account of the presence of the
Rev. E K. Cooper, presiding el
der of this (the Brainerd) dis
trict of the denomination.
Kev. Cooper delivered a fine
sermon, there being a fair-sized
audience, which would undoubt
edly have been much larger but
for the inclement weather.
At the conclusion of the ser
mon, reports were read from
the various officers of the dif.
ferent organizations of the
church, including the Sabbath
school, all of which were very
flattering. These reports showed
that there had been much in
creased interest in the workings
of the church there had been
larger congregations than ever
before* and the interest shown
has been enthusiastic, with most
excellent results. The presiding
elder complimented the church,
highly for the showing that was
made and paid a particularly
handsome compliment to the.
pastor, the Rev. Isaac Peart.,
Rev. Copper, the
eider of the Brainerd district,,
told the writer of the work that
is being done in the north
country toward advancing Meth
odism. Mr. Copper spent last
Sunday at International Falls
and was much gratified at the
interest that was awakened
there. He established aboard of
trustees, eonsisting of seven
members. Five lots have been
donated to the church society
there, the property being consid
ered well worth $1,500. Arrange
ments are also being perfected
for the building of a handsome
edifice at International Falls.
Rev. Copper also visited Little
fork, where much interest was
shown, and he has every reason
to believe that property will also
be donated for a church location
in that village.
An M. E church association
has but recently been estab
lished at Walker, and four fine
lots in the heart of that vil
lage .have been purchased for
the society. Rev. K. B. Alex
ander of Ohio has been appointed
pastor at Walker, and until the
arrival of that gentleman, the
pulpit will be supplied by Rev.
The ^presiding elder is much
gratified at the progress being
made in the district under his
The "Falls" Commercial Club.
International Falls Echo: The
Commercial club held a special
meeting last night, at which a
number of matters of consider
able importance were discussed.
Several of them had to do with
the new county and its interests.
The state drainage commission
is prepared to drain a muskeag
in this section, preferably the
one between here and the Little
Fork, and a committee with
County Surveyor Ogaard as the
chairman was appointed to act
with the committee. 4 Several
actions were taken which it is
will arouse interest
in the club, and it is hoped that
a good sized attendance will be
present at the next regular
meeting, which will be held on
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