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THREE ADJUDGED INSANE
BY INSANITY BOARD
John Anderson of Blackduck, Well
Known in Northern Minnesota, Com
mitted to Fergus Falls.
There seems to be an epidemic of
insanity in this vicinity the last few
days. Judge Probate Clark having
had three cases brought before him
The rirst matter taken up in the
probate court this morning was theGod.
case of John Anderson, a former
resident of Blackkuck, where he
made his headquarters for several
years while in the employ of the
Thief River Falls Lumber company,
as a cruiser and estimator.
Some time ago he lost his mind,
and had been traveling with his wife
through the east in hopes that his
impaired mental faculties might
again become normal, until a few
days ago, when he became totally
insane at Oskosh, Wisconsin.
Still a resident of this county, he
was brought to Bemidji yesterday,
by Deputy Sheriff Greiger, and
was adjudged insane this forenoon.
Anderson was ordered to be com
mitted to the Fergus Falls insane
asylum, where he was taken this
afternoon by sheriff Bailey.
Anderson is 50 years of age, and
his case is a particulary sad one.
Purses and Bags fjom 45c
up to $10.00.
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He is not raving over any given
subject, but seems to have entirely
lost his mind and is unconscious of
Martin Rke, a Battle River home
steader, aged 35 years was brought
to the city this morning by Deputy
Sheriff Solberg on an insanity
warrant, and will be given a hearing
His particnlar hobby is religion,
and he will do nothing unless the
will of God directs him, and the
worst part of his cace is that he will
do anything that his distorted imagi
nation believss to be the will of
He will be taken to the
Chas. Linddell, a lumberjack,
who has been employed in one of
the camps of W. T. Blakely near
Puposky for the past thirteen days,
was brought down on the Red Lake
train this forenoon. His halluncina
tionis,was that somebody is trying to
kill him. will be examined
some time this afternoon.
Captures Two Silver Grey Foxes.
Peter Syverson of the town of
Battle last week succeeded in
capturing two silver grey foxes,
which are probably worth $300
each. says he has seen a num
ber of cross foxes in that vicinity
and believes there are many silver
grey foxes in that vicinity.
Christmas stickers, tags and cards
at the Pioneer office.
For Your Holiday Dress or Waist
Silks, Crepe de Chine, Pop!inr and al! the new
fabrics Black White and aH the newcolors, at a
great saving. Beautiful heavy double faced Peau
de Soie $1.10 per yard.
Cloaks, Suits and Skirts
It is a pleasure and ease to choose a Christ-
mas present from our enormous Cloak, Suit and
Skirt Department in our new annex. One of those
eleganty tailored Skirts in Silk, Chiffon, Panama,
Voile or Mohair, from $3,00 to $20.00 wi I please
the most exacting.
most pleasing gift
In Silk and Fancy Embroidery Lible in black, green, purple, blue, red,
Pink and Plaids
Christmas Handkerchiefs in Gift Boxes
A Testimonial For Veracity,
"It's a molghty folue thing to have a
character for trutbfuluess," remarked
O'Grady when he returned home the
"Indade an' It Is that same," agreed
Mrs. O'Grady, with an approving nod,
as she hauled one child out of the fen
der and scraped the cinders off his
frock. "An* what makes ye say that,
'Cause me master belaves In me
veracity Intoirely," wus the response
of Fhelim. He lighted his short pipe
and took his accustomed seat on a
broken chair near the chimney. "I
tould him this morning that I couldn't
help being late an' that I had run a
moile In a, minute an' a half to get
there in toime. An' what do ye think
"Mebbe that ye desarved another
Bixpence a week."
'Better than that. These are his
very words. 'O'Grady,' ses he, 'Oi wud
Just as soon belave ye If ye sed ye
had done it in half a Jiinute.' So ye
Bee what faith he has in me veracity
Reading ,the Face.
Restless eyes denote a deceitful, de
signing disposition greenish eyes mean
falsehood', malice and a love of scan
dal blue eyes tell of tendency to co
quetry black eyes mean a lively, spir
ited and sometimes deceitful charac
ter eyes with a yellowish, bloodshot
white usually betoken strong emotions
and hot temper gray eyes mean dig
nity and intelligence and brown eyes a
tender, true, kind and happy nature. A
month had better be too large than too
small, for a very small, pursed up
month Is seldom significant of good
conversational power. Large mouths
are more often found in conjunction
with liberal dispositions than very
small ones. A person with a pointed
chin Is fanciful, refined In taste and
difficult to please. A broad, square
chin signifies ardent love, often accom
panied by jealousy. A broad, round
chin means ardent love, with a stead
fastness and purity of affection.
Our Store Is Crowded with Handsome and Useful
Suggestions for beautiful and sensible Holiday Good at Closest Prices.
Waists, Skirts, Silks, Dress Goods Table Linens, Towels, Doilies, Lunc
Cloths, Lon and Short Gloves, Umbrellas, Kimonas, Hosiery, Muslin
Underwear and Silk Petticoats. ^e IN? ve ^e
One Fifth Of on Ou Entire Line of Goats
MILLINER All Ou Hats at One-Third Of
Christmas Slippers and Shoes Kimonas
A pair of our beautiful slippers or shoes for ladies or children make a
5 W ask your inspection of our most varied jassorjLment and
J to all ourdepart^
______________ magnificent variety from $1.50 to $25.00
A new line especially for Christmas trade.
Tnere can be no more desirable gift than one of
those magnificent L-ace, Silk, Crepe de Soie, Lawn
or Batiste Waists, from $1.50 to $15.00.
make a most acc^ptible present. As we have-the
coldest weather before us you will find it a most
fortunate feature to purchase from our still large
assortment at our great reduction a handsome Fur
Coat, Muff Scarf or Set in Jap Mink, Sable. Squir-
rel, Natural Squirrel, Sable Fox or Wolf.
Kimonas in Sil*r, Cashmere, Flannel, Blanket Cloth, in
Hose Supporters in Gift Boxes.
Fancy Belts in Gift Boxes.
Our stock must
be seen to be ap
the newest crea
tions of the sea
GEO. T. BAKER & CO
116 Third Street
Combs from 25c to $5.50
Belts in beautiful styles
26c up to $5 00. Mufflers
Silk Shawlp, Collars, Bead
Ideal Gifts for Christmas
ONLY A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRJSTMAS
Have you thought about it? Counted the shopping days before Christmas? There are not many left
and thee ere also many presents to buy. Let-us help you. You will find many a beautiful and exquisite article
hero now iliat will be gone later. This year w,e have outdone all previous efforts, and it will be to your advan-
tage to coxe ani see the assortment in the various lines of merchandise we carry.
We Buy Direct from the Ma.n\jfaLct\irers a.nd Save the Middle Main's Profit
Fine Gold Emblems
PLEASE DO AS MUCH SHOPPING A S POSSIBLE IN THE FORENOON
We are over
stocked and must
dispose of a good
many before X
A fine 20-year Hand
engraved Case, fitted
with a fine 15-jeweled
Contradicts Damaging Evidence.
Georgetown, Ky., Dec. 1 .The di
rect examination of Caleb Powers, ac
cused of the murder of William Goe
beT. has been concluded. The witness
denied in detail practically all the
damaging statements and conversa
tions made against him in the testi
mony of Witnesses Noakes, Golden
and Youtsey. Powers, after finishing
his defense story, was turned over to
the prosecution for cross-examination.
Reduction in Grain Rates.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 1 I.The Mon
tana railroad commission has an
nounced that the Northern Pacific
railroad would reduce the rate on
grain shipments from Montana points
to St. Paul, Minneapolis and points on
the upper lakes from 55 cents to 45
cents a hundred, effective Jan. 7.
True Business instinct.
Ed was a mighty bright negro be
longing to a family in Columbia, Tenn.
He had bean a faithful servant for
many years, and by saving and care
Cully investing his wages he had be
lied the usual thriftlessness attributed
with more or less justice to the ma
jority of his race.
His master was an" attorney, and
&ne morning before he had arisen the
lawyer was called upon by Ed, whoeagerly)When
"Say, boss, Ah wants yo' ter draw
me up a rnawkgidge."*
"A mortgage?" asked his master.
"What do you want a mortgage for?"
"Well, Ah's done lent Unc' Lisha five
lollahs, an' Ah wants a mawkgidge on
lis cow an' caff."
"For how long have you lent the
"Fo' one monf."
"One month! Why, the interest on
that amount for that tin.e wouldn't
pay for the paper a mortgage is writ
"Boss," said Ed, scratching his head,
"Ah ain't carin' nuffin' fo' dat intrust.
Ah jes' wants dat niggah's cow an*
No Place For Him Here.
"Tour honor," said a prosecuting at
torney in a backwoods court, "the
prisoner at the bar is charged with
tilling one of the most exemplary citi
sens of this county. Thomas Jones,
your honor, was in every respect a
model man. He was a member of the
church he was never known to bet on
horses, play poker, drink whisky or
use tobacco. He"
"Hold on a minute," said the judge.
"You say he never bet on a bdrse?"
"That's what I said, your honor."
"Never was kuown to play a game?"
"Never, your honor."
"And he never drank whisky?"
"Never drank a drop in his life."
"And he didn't chew tobacco?"
"Never took a chew in his life."
"Well, then," said the judge, "I don't
feee what he wanted to live for. There
wasn't anything in life for him, and I
don't see why he ain't about as well
off dead as alive. Release the prisoner,
Mr. Sheriff, and call the next case."
A Too Busy Life.
The messenger from Mars surveyed
the multitude which had gathered to
meet him with undisguised interest.
Nor did he hesitate to propound such
Inquiries as his curiosity prompted.
"Where do you all live?" he asked,
"I live in the future," said a young
man good humoredly.
"And I in the past," said an old
"How, odd! And does none of you
live In the present?"
There was an awkward silence.'-*
"Pardon me," said the Martian hasti
ly "perhaps I press my questions too
At this a voice from the outskirts of
the crowd spoke up, saying, "We have
not yet learned to live in the present
without interruption of business, don't
you know."Puck. 'i-?'T?&?>\'%
-.Natural Toothbrushes. 8"^
of Sdmaliland have the whit
and best teeth of any people in the
world, and the reason is not far to
seek. Whenever they are idle they
may be fotnd rubbing their teeth with
smaU pieces of woodlittle twigs which
are covered with a soft bark and which
ravels out into bristles. This practice
City Drug Store
Neo.r the LeJce
prevents "teeth 'Secaying 'and "of
course keeps -them in excellent condi
tion. Just as one might pick a wild
flower in the country so the Somali
native picks his toothbrush. They are
never without their small twigs. Tooth
brushes as we know them are un
known in Somaliland. Their own
methods are undoubtedly the healthi
est and certainly the cheapest, and it
is a matter for wonder that we do not
take a leaf out of their book in this re
A Man's Necktie.
Ever since a regiment of Croatian
soldiers marched into Paris three cen
turies ago with their necks swathed
in silk, and Louis XIV., delighted at
their appearance, decided to adopt the
fashion himself, the cravat in its vari
ous changing forms has played an im
portant part in the attire of men. And
so reliable is it supposed to be as an
index to its wearer's* personal charac
teristics that Buffon, the French sa
vant, was once led to remark, "The cra
vat makes the man."
According to Hoyle.
Rev. Joseph Gravely (giving his
views of the evils of card playing dur
ing a pastoral call)As I was saying,
I am in doubt Parrot (interrupting
you are in doubt play
And no member of that family has
been able to account for the parrofs
Dtterance to the satisfaction" of the
A Hard One.
TommySay, mamma? Mamma
Well, what is it, Tommy? Tommy
How does a deaf and dumb boy say
his prayers when he happens to have
a sore finger? Kansas City Inde
The Main Thing.
"She has the* face of a seraph!" de
clared the enthusiastic friend.
"That's all right," said the practical
manager, "but has she the backing of
an angel?"Baltimore American.
"Will you saw some wood for your
"No'm, I don't eat wood."Houston
He who knows most forgives most
No Use For a Label.
Shopman (to undecided customer
come to purchase a dog trough)Would
you like one with "Dog" painted on it,
madam? CustomerN-no. You see,
the dog can't read, and my husband
doesn't drink waterlPLondon Punch.
His Awful Fate.
An American visitor In a German
city bought a dachshund. The ani
mal's length of body, short and pecul
iarly shaped legs and "highly intelli
gent dachs face," he writes, would
have made the dog conspicuous among
the finest of his breed. "One day we
missed him and were unable to find
ra pet Next day his dead body, a
little longer than in life, was shown
to me by the man who came to tell us
be had found the dog. He was very
dead, but 1 did want to know how he
met his untimely end and after Inquir
ing learned that he had been run over
I could readily understand how that
would have killed even^an elephant
and wanted to know why the Infernal
machine had been allowed to come in
to the city. It was a relief to be told
that a spiegelscheibentransportwagen
Is a wagon on which mirror plates are
transported. Poor little dachsl"
The Sheik and His House.
When the French came Into contact
with the Bedouin in Algeria, it was^ \-i
thought that a ready way of civilizing
him would T)e to assist him to build1
himself a permanent habitation. A
sheik who was thus favored was full
of gratitude to the French engineers
who had built him a house. -V _Jf
"Since my house was finished," ho
said, "I have not lost a single sheep. f^?f%$m
I lock them up in my house every &ifj
night, and next morning I find them |fe
all in safety."
"Then where do you sleep yourself
asked an officer in amazement
"Oh, for myself, a sheik can livev
only In bis tent!" said the other, with
dignity. ._. MfcS