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VOLUME 5. NUMBER 206.
In response to an inquiry made
by A. G. Rutledge of Bemidji rela
tive to the work that is being done
by the State Immigration Bureau,
George Welsh, the commissioner of
immigration, gives out the following:
'One of the first duties of the
Immigration Department of this
state is to acquaint her own citizens
with the possibilities and opportuni
ties within her borders. I am sorry
to admit that the people of our own
state do not appreciate the untold
wealth now lying dormant in the
agricultural possibilities of the state
of Minnesota. 'The state covers a distance of
403 miles from north to south, sup
plying a diversity of soil and climate,
and consequently a variety of farm
products, the residents of one sec
tion being unfamiliar with the pro
ducts of the other. I believe if the
people of our own. state were more
familiar with the various resources it
would materially aid in the develop
ment of all sections. The people of
the state are awakening to this con
dition and are now anxious to- bring
together people from the different
sections of the state. With this end
in view, the St. Paul Commercial
Club has taken the initiatory step
by issuing a call for a federation of
the commercial clubs of this state on
January 16 and 17. If this move
ment proves to be a success, and I
see no reason why it should not be,
it will be a means by which the
people from the various counties
will familiarize themselves with the
conditions of progress of the others,
and stop sectional feeling by pro
moting a general sentiment for a
UNITE EFFORT BEING PUT
FORTH FOR IMMIGRATIO N
Immigration Commissioner George Welsh Securing Data
for a United Effort to Biing Settlers to Minnesota.
Plenty Agricultural Lands Left.
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boost of the entire state, the benefits
of which will be distributed equally.
1 There is a general awakening
throughtout the country to the
latent possibilities of agricultural de
velopment of the state of Minnesota.
Not more than 40 per cent of her
good agricultural land is now being
tilled, and yet Minnesota stands
fourth in cereal crop productions
when compared with the 46 states of
the" Union. Under an average state
of agricultural development i is
fair to presume that Minnesota will
stand at the top. Her agricultural
lands are sold at a lower price per
acre than any other section in
America, when we consider their
productive value, and the only
reason that there is not a flood of
immigration coming to our state is,
that those living without her borders
are unacquainted with her oppor
tunities.
"The Immigration Department is
receiving hundreds of inquries from
all parts of the United States regard
ing the opportunities for purchasing
lands in Minnesota, jyhich are mak
ing it necessary for the department
to compile statistical information by
counties. This work is now pro
gressing, and we hope to have it
ready for print in the near future.
For many of the facts in this compi
lation we must depend upon the
generosity of the public-spirited citi
zens in the various counties of the
state. When the proper interest
is developed among our citizens so
that a united effort is made from
every county in the state for a
greater development, Minnesota bids
fair to head all her sister states in
general farming."
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E. A. BARKER, JEWELER.,
BARKER'S DHUG STORE
THE BEMXDJI RMLY
STATE HIGH SCHOOL AID
DELAYED UNTIL SPRING
State Treasurer C. C. Dinehart Says
Financial Conditions Will Delay This
Payment Until March or April.
State Treasurer C. C. Dinehart
while in the city Tuesday, stated
to the Pioneer that the money
apportioned for state aid to schools
will not be paid until some time after
the first of the year. He said:
"it has been the custom of the
treasury department of the state to
from year to year borrow the neces
sary amount of money required to
pay the amount due the schools
of the state from the twin city
banks.
"We had made all arrangements
to secure this money Saturday be
fore the order made by the bank
ers not to ship any more money from
the city. Monday morning, when
we were ready to complete the final
arrangements the bankers simply
informed us that no more money
could be paid out until the condi
tions were more settled."
In connection with this, Mr.
Dinehart has sent out to county
treasurers the following letter:
"To county and school officers:
"So many inquiries have been di
rected to this department asking
when the state aid to schools
could be expected that it has been
deemed advisable to issue this letter
giving the situation as it exists.
"The legislature of the state has
made the appropriation available in
October, and in so doing has anti
cipated the revenues which do not
reach the treasury until the follow
ing March. The fall months mark
the lean period in the finances of
the state and as a result the state
is each year compelled to borrow
several hundred thousand dollars.
The necessity for this arose this
year, but owing to the unfortunate
condition of the money market, it
has been impossible to borrow as
heretofore. In fact, negotiations
were completed for the loan to
cover this $830,000 appropriation
but were abruptly broken off when
this present financial situation
appeared] Accordingly, there has
stay ,-& Jfewtfeaa
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1907.
not been a sufficiently large cash
balance on hand to meet the war
rants if they were sent out.
1 The officials of the state are using
all the means in their power to
make arrangements for the loan,
and when they can be made or
when the funds for this purpose
reach the treasury, the aid will be
immediately sent out.
"Please be kind enough to give
this communication as much pub
licity as possible, particularly to
the "treasurers of... the school dis
tricts.
"Respectfully,
"Clarence C. Dinehart,
State Treasurer.
Announcement.
Owing to the advance in paper
and all newspaper materials, the
Pioneer will, after January 15th,
1908, raise the subscription price as
follows: The weekly will be charged
at the rate of $1.50 per year instead
of $1.25 as heretofore.
After January 15th, 1908, those
subscribers to the daily and the
weekly Pioneer, who live outside of
this county, whose papers are sent
to them in a single wrapper, and
wish to have the paper sent them
will be required to pay in advance.
Thfe paper will not be sent unless it
is paid for- This notice is given
early so that sll who are in arrears
will have sufficient time to settle
their accounts before that time.
Statements "will be sent to all who
are in arrears and they will be
expected to pay u all that is due
and a year in advance on the weekly,
and at least three months in advance
on the daily.
The "single list," as |t is termed
is practically a dead loss to a
newspaper. A fewJceep their sub
scription up, but more let them
run along until they are hard to
collect and many are not collected,
but the editor has pay the pos
tage each -week on all papers that
go out side of the county, and also
has to pay all other expenses of
furnishing the paper and mailing
it.
The Pioneer at all times aims to
give to its readers the best news
service possible, and the money
saved by hot permitting these
accounts from the "single list" to
run will be used to better the
paper.
The list will be carefully watched
from month to month and on the
first of each month all whose sub
scriptions expires within the next
six weeks following the date of the
month will be notified of the exact
date of the expiration of his subscrib
tion.. SICK MAN FELL FROM
TRAIN AT BLACKDUCK
Was on His Way to Hospital for Treat
ment. Supposed to Have Been De
mented. "Meets Instant Death.
Mike Kiosky, a Russian Polander
who came from the old country six
months ago, was instantly killed
between Funkley and Blackduck
yesterday morning.
\Kiosky was being taken to the
Blackduck hospital by two nephews,
and in an unguarded moment fell
from the platform of thecsrr to
instant death. He was not missed
until the train reached Blackduck
and the nephews, who were accom
panying him, went back to make
investigation and found his mangled
body two and one half miles from
^Blackduck. An examination of the
remains made by Coroner Lahr last
night showed that Kiosky sustained
a fractured skull and that death was
instanteous.
Kiosky was supposed to be sick
and was being taken to the hospital
for treatment, but it developed now
that he was insane, being under the
delusion that someone was trying to
kill him. He was forty years of age
and leaves a wife and family in the
old country. .:2 i* ^I
The remains were brought to this
city this morning by the coroner
and interment will be made in the
county poor farm cemetery, Rev,
Father O'Dwyer officiating at the
funeral.
DEFECTIVE PAGE
"BIG BEMIDG" TO PLAY
CR00KST0N SATURDAY
The Crookston Team Has Some Good
Players and an Interesting Game
is Promised.
The "Big Bemidg" basketball team
will play two games against the
Crookston basketball team on next
Saturday evening and.Sunday after
noon.
These games are on the regular
schedule which the local team has
formed for its contests to determine
the championship of northern Min
nesota. It is expected that both
games will be very warmly contested
as Bemidji has shown that it has
some remarkably fast players and
the Crookston team is possibly the
fastest five in the city.
Last year Bemidji won two games
from a Crookston team, in one of
which it left the visitors without a
score.
Floyd Brown's inability to take
part in the first half of the game
on account of the Christmas rush,
is to be regretted as the work of
the team will be decidedly weak
ened without their usual center and
captain.
The locals have strong hopes of
taking both of the coming games
and to that end will put their best
available line-up in the field as fol
lows:
"Big Bemidg"H. Geil and T.
Markham, forwards L. Heffrou,
center W. Csllins and G. Peterson,
guards F. Brown, substitute.
Crookston TeamWattam and
Lommen, foiwards Carlson, center
McLaughlin and Beaudin, guards
Moulton, substitute Edson Jerome,
manager.
Masquerade Skating Carnival.
A masquerade skating carnival
will be given at the rink Christmas
night (December 25). Those.desir
ing masks should apply at-the rink.
Copyright 1907 by Schaffner & Marx
Bemidji, Minn.
Connelsvelle, Pa., Dec. 19.
(Special to Pioneer.)Early this
morning four hundred miners were
entombed in the Darr mines of the
Pittsburg Coal company at Jacobs
Creek, on the Youghiogheny river
eight miles east of here.
Of the four hundred who are lost
in the mine fully one hundred are
Americans and three hundred are
Hungarians.
A teirific explosion was heard in
the vicinity of the mine and shortly
after large volumes of smoke began
to issue in heavy columns from the
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
have recently been organized in
the city, composed of husky ath
letes namely as follows:
Benson Carter
Mitchell Bush
Conabare ss Foster
Kermode ss Billideau
Arneson lb Lycan
Grovle 2b
FOU HUNDRE ME N BURIED
IN PENN. MIN E EXPLOSION
Unfortunate Men Cannot Be Rescued as Mine Is oh Ftre
and Help nnot Reach Them.Terrible Explosion.
Mine Torn to Pieces.
Solberg
Grimoldby 3b McDonald
Getchell rf Hilliby
Carlton If Dennis
There will be skating before the
game.
Have Gone to Chicago.
A message received this morning
by Harry Geil from Prof. Thomas
Symington, states that it will be
some time before he and Mrs.
S)7mington
will return to this city.
Mrs. Symington is still in very
A FEW SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR FINE STOCK SUITABLE TO MEN.
Mufflers,pleckwearV Fancy Vests, Fancy Suspenders,
Scarf Pins, Underwear, Hosiery, Shirts, Silk Handker-
chiefs, Collars and Gaffs, Hats, Caps, Gloves, Mittens,
Night Robes, Suit Cases, Far Collars, Sweaters, Shoes,
mouth of the mine which was of a
slope variety.
The mouth of the mine is a total
wreck and this circumstance con
nected with the raging fire which
was discovered raging inside pre
vented effectually any attempt at
rescuing the imprisoned men.
The violence of the explosion
which completely rent the inside
of the mine and presence of fire
which blocked conditions at the
mouth of the slope makes it imprac
ticable to rescue the imprisoned
men. There is not much hope for
the unfortunate men.
poor health and Mr. Symington
intends taking her to Chicago,
Detroit or New Haven in the hopes
of effecting a cure of cancer, with
which she has been suffering for
some time.
Rip Van Winkle.
The play "Rip Van Winkle" will
be given at the City Opera House
this evening. This is a popular
play and the same will be given by
the company, which has been here
the past two evenings. Prices 25c,
35c and 50c.
Diaries.
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.
Marriage License.
Thomas Nygaard Esta Jenson.
If you come to ua for
clothes we'll see that you get
what you want that's what
we are here for. We've got
inhere ready to wear.
Gifts for Men
Gill Bros/ is undoubtedly
the men's store of Northern
Minnesota. When they buy
furnishings here they know
they are right as tq tyle,
quality arid price. A woman
can come to Gill Bros/ and
blind-folded pick out a tie,
for instance, and get one that
is correct in every detail.
Next Door to First National Bank
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