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MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOLS
RANK AMONG THE HIGHEST
State High Schools Above the Aver
age.Bemidjfs Schools Rank
Among the Best.
State high school inspector
George B, Alton has had printed in
pamphet from his report for the
school year ending July, 31st, from
which we take the following*
The number of students en
rolled in the high schools of Minne
pan increase of 1,581, a
gain of 7 15 per cent. The latest
statistcs available show an annual
increase for the United States of I Arneson
6.62 per cent. The percentage of
increase for the north central states, Grimoldby
taken as a whoie, is 6.42 per cent,
a showing not unfavorable to Minne
sota. Forty per cent of the students
in the state are boys.
"There is an increase of 521 in
the number of non-resident students,
a growth of 18 per cent for the year.
This would indicate that the number
ot non residents is increasing more
rapidly than the total enrollment.
"There is a gain of 326 in the
number of graduates, 13.12 per cent
of the students enrolled during the
ea were graduated in June. The
commissioner of education gives the
percentage for the United States as
12 81 per cent
We also note from a comparative
table of eight states, of which Min
nesota is one, the list of percentage
of subjects taken and Minnesota
ranks as follows. First in Latin
and geometry, second in German,
physics and history, thud in chemis
try, fourth in algebra, fifth in civics
and seventh in physiology.
A comparison of the list of taxa
tion of a few of the cities of the
size and standing of the Bemidji
schools we get the following rate
of taxation Bemidji, 17.40 mills,
Brainerd, 14 68, Cloquet, 16.00,
Crookston, 18.00, Fergus Falls,
21.40, Little Falls, 19.94, Moorhead,
13 50, Princeton, 16.00, Red Lake
Falls, 30.00, Staples, 17.00, Thief
River Falls, 22.50, Warren 21.80.
The total number of high schools
in the state is 201. The Bemidji
high school is the only high school
in Beltrami county. Benton, Clear
water, Cook, Koochiching and
Roseau counties have no high
COMMISSIONERS TO SETTLE
WITH CLEARWATER COUNTY
At January Meeting They Expect to
Have Joint Meeting With Clear
Beltrami county and Clearwater
county is one of the most important
transactions which will probably
come before the board of county
commissioners at the January
At the November election in 1902
Clearwater county was set off from
Beltrami county and, though the
matter of a settlement was taken up
at that time, it was not completed.
N. M. Watson of Red Lake Falls,
Charles Hitchcock of Crookston and
Andrew Grindeland of Warren were
appointed as appraisers to appraise
the buildings, their appraisement
being as follows Old court house,
$2,000, new court house, $45,756.75,
jail buildings, $18,000, poor farm
buildings, $5,000, making a total of
$70,756.75. At that time the total
indebtedness of the county was
$175,204.58. Taken from -this
the amount of cash on hand and the
figures of the buildings, it left the
sum of $94,978, indebtedness, to be
shared between the two counties.
The total valuation of townships
and villages set off and formed into
the county of Clearwater was $1,-
250,580. The valuation of the
remaining lands of Beltrami county
was $3,707,041, making a pro rata
share as figured out of $33,958.56 as
Clearwater county's share and $71,-
119.42 as Beltrami county's share.
The board intends if possible to
effect a settlement with the corn-
%1*p!(f,7 vfl^j J^t} ^?"t,.A-
missioners of Clearwater county and
therefore are arranging for a joint
meeting to be held some time in Janu
ary. If this cannot be done, County
Attorney Henry Funkley will make
the necessary application to the state
to have this matter settled between
the two counties.
Indoor Baseball Game.
An indoor baseball game will be
pulled off at the Grand Opera House
Rink tomorrow evening, Dec. 19,
between two strong teams which
ha\e recently been organized in
the city, composed of husky ath
letes namely as follows
Arneso Grovle Gnmoldb
There will be
Royal League Elect Officers.
A meeting of the Royal League
was held Friday evening and con"
siderable business of importance was
transacted, among which was the
election of officers, the following
members being elected for the ensu
ing year L. G. Crothers, A., C. D.
Whittle, V. A., George Campbell,
P. A., D. D. Miller, collector C. A.
Warren, treas., George T. Baker, S.,
W. A. McDonald, P., R. T. Preble,
G. George Fleming, W., George
Kiem, S., A. E. Smith, T. J. Andrews
and T. Baudette, trustees, L. G.
Crothers was elected representative
to the Grand Lodge, G. W. Camp
bell, alternate. Two new members
were initiated. H. H. Stone.deputy
supreme scribe of Duluth, was
Among Our Advertisers.
Christmas shopping has become
general and Bemidji stoies, during
the day, are filled with people from
the surrounding country towns and
Among the new advertisers today
are Bisiar & Fraser, who are making
a cut of one-third off the regular
prices on pianos and organs.
The Berman Emporium offers
many things in the line of ladies'
furnishings and with today's issue
present a special Christmas ad
The Mart makes some special
offers in neckwear, mufflers and
Christmas goods. They have pres
ents for old as well as young.
The item, which appeared in Mon
day's daily, "Mr. Minor, formerly
of the Smith-Minor Lumber com
pany of this city, returned to Hib
bing this morning, after having spent
a couple of days with his family in
this city," was incorrect inasmuch as
it was Oscar Minor who returned to
The matter of a settlement between I fibbing and not Frank Minor,
formerly of the Smith-Minor Lumber
Another Tax Settlement.
County Auditor Wilmann has re
ceived notice from the btate auditor
requesting a settlement and dis
tribution of the taxes received from
the forfieted tax sale. The amount
is $1,600 and the work of appor
tioning the same to the different
funds will be taken up at once.
The Pioneer has just received a
large iine of 1908 diaries, suitable
for business and professional men.
An early selection should be made,
as they will not be carried in stock
after January first.
C. H. Mills, roadmaster of the
M. & I. Ry., came up from Brainerd
last evening and spent last night in
Mrs. M. E. Smith entertained as
her guest yesterday, Mrs. Geo.
Grant of Havana, N. D., who spent
the day in the city on her return
home after having spent a few days
visiting her son at Park Rapids.
She was accompanied on the trip
by her grand daughter, Mary Grant.
Mrs. Geo. Grant is a mother of
Sheriff Roglin Grant, who spent
some time in this city visiting, the
VOLUME 5. NUMBER 205. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 18, 1907.
PRETTY HOME WEDDING
SOLEMNIZED LAST EVENING
Miss Florence Quick Becomes the Bride
of William H. Field of Langdon,
A pretty home wedding was
solemnized last evening at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. W. Quick, when Florence Esther
became the bride of William H.
Field of Landgon, N. D.
The wedding Lohengrin march
was played by Miss Nellie Shaw
and the ceremony was preformed by
Rev. S. E. P. White, pastor of the
The color scheme was red and
white interspersed with a profusion
of ferns. The bride was dressed in
swiss embroidery and carried a
bouquet of white carnations. Miss
Minnie Foster acted as bridesmaid
and carried white and pink carna
tions. Peter Edd as ^best man,
accompanied the groom.
The bride is a young lady who
has grown up our midst and has
many friends here. The groom
is a young man and owner of a
substantial farm at Langdon, N. D.
The young couple will spend the
holidays in Bemidji and the first
of the year will go to Langdon,
where they will make their future
The Out-of-town guests were Mr.
and Mrs, Joseph Field of Langdon,
N. D., father and mother of the
groom, Edgar Field of Langdon, N.
D., and James Field of Cavalier,
Dies at Bovey.
Word was received today from
Bovey that Miss Cleo Jeffers of
Windom, Minn a member of the
'Was She to Blame" show company
and who has a number of friends in
this city, died at that place this
She was taken sick at that place
Saturday evening but the first of the
week the doctors of Bovey reported
her very much improved. The com
pany were very gladjto learn of her
improvement. This morning they
received the shocking intelligence ot
her death. The body will be shipped
to Miss Teffers home at Windom.
The funeral of James Mooney,
better known as "Whitej," who
died last Friday night at the Inter
national Hotel, will be held this
afternoon from the undertaking
rooms of J. P. Lahr.
An autopsy held on the body
Fancy Lisle Hose
THE BEMTDJI DAllEY PIONEE
yesterday by Dr.Shannon, developed
that he came to his death from
heart failure. i
Relatives at Brainerd were com
municated with but they do not
wish to make disposition of the
body. Messrs. Dudley and Mahon
circulated a subscription list about
town and secured sufficient funds
to defray the expenses of burial.
Interment was made in the Green
Mooney was about 45 years of
age and was one of the characters
among the lumberjacks of this city.
McCleary Secures Appointment.
On December 12th the United
Statet Senate confirmed the appoint
ment of ex-Congressman James T.
McCleary of the Second District,
as Second Assistant Postmaster
General. Mr. McCleary has been
prominent in the second congres
sional district politics for some
time but was defeated at the last
The Belfs of Shandon.
At the Opera House this eve'hing
"The Bells of Shandon" will be
given. This will be given by the
same company that played, "Was
She To Blame," last evening.
The show last evening was con
sidered good and was well attended.
Tomorrow evening they will. play,
"Rip Van Winkle*" Prices 25, 35
and 50 cents.
U. S. SENATE ANNOUNCE
Senators Nelson and Clapp Given
Work Planned for the Session.
Washington, Dec. 17.(Special
to Pioneer.)The committee on
the appointment and assignm/nt
of senators for work of the Sixtieth
Congress, has made the following
Senator Nelson of Minnesota re
mains chairman of the committe on
the "Mississippi river and its tribu
taries," and is assigned to a place
on other committees as follows.
Additional Accomodation for the
Library of Congress, Commerce,
Judiciary, Public Lands, Railroads
Senator Clapp still remains at the
head of the committee on Indian
affairs and his other committee
assignments are as follows: Claims,
Cuban Relations, Interstate Com
merce, Pacific Islands and Porto
Store open until 10 o'clock evenings Store will be closed all day Christmas
The Day Is Near! A Week from
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Pajamas Night Robes
Umbrellas Kid Gloves
Silk Lined Gloves
Collar and Cuff
All Suitable GiftsAll Welcome GiftsMost of Them
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SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AT
THE ITASCA STATE PARK
Prof. Green Visits Bemidji.Plans for
State Forestry School Next Sum
mer at the Park.
Sam B. Green, professor of horti
cultural and forestry of the state
university of Minnesota, and Prof.
E. D. Cheney, also of the university
corps and who has charge of
C. Miles left for Hibbing last
night, after spending several days in
the city looking after his interests
here. Before leaving, Mr. Miles
made the statement that his corner
property here, which has been for
sale for some time, will not be sold.
Mr. Miles has moved his furniture
from Hibbing to St. Paul, and will
make his futnre home there, devot
ing his entire time to his theatrical
pursuits in the twin cities.
His Bemidji interests will be left
in charge of his brother, H. M.
Miles, who has successfully con
ducted the Golden Club saloon
here for the past two years.
Visits Bemidji Library.
Miss Clara Baldwin, a member of
the state library board, arrived in
the city Monday evening from St.
Paul and spent the evening with
Mrs. G. W. Cambell, librarian of the
Bemidji library. Miss Baldwin was
well pleased with the success of the
Joseph Juneau to Ida Gordon
John A. jelhaue to Nekolars Hippie
John Goodman to Ethel McTagsart.
Mederlc Perrault to Alice Lyonnais
David Phillips to Rose Daley
Itasca state park, were visilois in
the city Monday evening. Prof.
Green is much interested in forestry
work in Northern Minnesota and to
a Pioneer reporter stated that a six
weeks summer school of forestry
would be held at the Itasca Park
commencing July 7th.
At this time practical instruction
will be given by practical men of
the forest in surveying, cruising,
botany and other branches relating
to forestry. Prof. Green looks for a
large attendence at this school.
The Itasca park is a beautiful
spot and the teaching of forestry
will have much to do in helping
others to find out how to make the
most of the natural advantages of
Professors Green and Cheney left
yesterday morning for St. Paul.
ARE YOU READY FOR IT
OUR Preparations for Christmas have been both Thor-
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showing you A, BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF GIFTS
sparkling with the Brightest and Most Original Produc-
tions for the Holiday season of 1907.
THIS IS YOU OPPORTUNITY
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such an Admirable Assortment of Presents and such
exceptional advantages for gratifying individual prefer-
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A MERR CHRISTMAS TWICE OVER
Once for the Buyer, who, seeing anl enjoying ALL of
our Beautiful Dsplay, finds just the right article and,
once again for the Lucky Person who receives it.
We Give Real Value for Right Prices
Placing at your disposal Sincerely Honest Quality and
the Best Holiday Selections of the Year. You are
cordially invited to come in and see our
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