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SIX CANDIDATES TAKEN
INTO ELKOOM LAST NIGHT
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which I accepted. I am sorry 1
did so, tor really I prefer walking.
They told me he was a capital
goat anil would go like a rocket.
I rode up and down the spacious
hill at ease, pipe in mouth, happy
in the thought that this goat at
least could not be of the wicked
nature of his brethren. But I was
not acquainted with my long
horned friend. He was only wait
ing until he would get away from
Fred Jordon told Dampier he had
'fixed ii" ior him.
the convulsive members, as they
would understand his little game,
and knew how to block it.
Once or twice he reached back
and took a small piece out of mywith
shin, but I did not mind that,
although I do not like to have a
Purses and Bags from 45c
up to $10.00.
goat get too affectionate. All atMessrs.
once I found myself rolling over his
head rather swiftly! And there was
his goatship on his hind legs in a
pugilistic attitude, thinking probably
that he could knock me out. He
must have stumbled, I thought. So,
picking myself up, I approached
him and prepared to mount. Some
thing whizzed by my ear at this
moment, and I stepped back out of
his range, for that goat has a very
large and sharp hoof, and I have
reasons to believe he tried to kick
me. I began to reason with him,
but as he always presented that
part of his anatomy to which the
tail was attached, and seemed to
quiver with a desire to kick, I did
not get on his back then, but
awaited developments. Finally I
mounted, but I did not stay there,
because the goat wanted to roll, and
I let him do it.
Then I got a club and argued
with him, using the most weighty
arguments I could produce. After
I had worn out two clubs, that pas
sive resistance was too much for me,
and I left his goatship to his own
devices (with his head and tail up).
"Being somewhat of a mind reader,
I could see that that goat thought
that if he had one more chance at
me, he could knock me out, but I
was too smart for him. Acting upon
the old proverb that descretion is
the better part of valor, I retired
my hide and reputation still
"Thanking my brother Elks,
For Your Holiday Dress or Wedst
Silks, Crepe de Chine,
fabrics Black White and a'l the new colons, at a
great saving. Beautiful heavy double faced Peau
de Soie $1.10 per yard.
In Silk and Fancy Embroidery Lisle in black, green, purple, blue, red,
Pink and Plaids
Pop'inr and all the new
5 Cloaks, Suits and Skirts Furs
Severtson, Middleton and
Erickson for instructing me how to
mount the Elk, I am,
"Yours, willing to learn,
"F. H. Stuart."
The Pioneer has just received a
az-geiineof 1908 diaries, suitable
lfor business and professional men.
An early selection should be made,
as they will not be carried in stock
after January first.
Masquerade Skating tarnival.
A masquerade skating carnival
will be given at the rink Christmas
night (December 25). Those desir
ing masks should apply at the rink.
Christmas tags and stickers at
the Pioneer office.
D. C. Lightburn of Ada, one of
the political leaders of Norman
county, was a visitor in the city
yesterday. Mr. Lightburn was a
candidate for republic nomination
as a member of the legislature from
this district at the last election, be
ing defeated by A. L. Hanson of
Mark DeLaney ot Hubbard and
Joseph DeLaney of Park Rapids
spent last night in the city. They
came up from their homes yesterday
afternoon and attsndad the Elks
lodge, where they saw to it that E.
Dampier and E. R. Bell of Akeley
got all that was coming to them at
the initiation of the latter two gentle
men into the Elks lodge.
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, Lunch
Cloths, Long and Short Gloves, Umbrellas, Kimonas, Hosiery, Muslin
Underwear and Silk Petticoats. -..v N v^
It is a pleasure and ease to choose a Christ- make a most acceptible present. As we have the
mas present from our enormous Cloak, Suit and coldest weather before us you will find it a most
Skirt Department in our new annex One of those fortunate feature to purchase from our still la^ge
elegant'y tailored Skirts in Silk, Chiffon, Panama, assortment at our great reduction a handsome Fur
Voile or Mohair, from $3.00 to $20.00 wi I please Coat, Muff Scarf or Set in Jap Mink, Sable, Squir-
the most exacting. re!, Natural Squirrel, Sable Fox or Wolf.
One Fifth Of on Our Entire Line of Coats
MILLINERY All Our Hats at One-Third Of
Christmas Slippers and Shoes Kimonas
A pair of our beautiful slip^rsw^hoes for ladies or children make a shor
Christmas Handkerchiefs in Gift Boxes ./"Fancy Belts in Gift Boxes.
W ask your inspection of our most varied assortment and low prices
in all our departments i
-W "fit Mfll Mil in i II
A new line especially for Christmas trade.
Tnere can be no more desirable gift than one of
those magnificent Lace, Silk, Crepe de Scie, Lawn
or Batiste Waisfs, from $1.50 to $15.00.
magnificentSilk, Kimonas in Cashmere, Flannel, Blanket Cloth, i
variety from $1.50 to $25.00
Hose Supporters in Gift Boxes.
3- "*v &
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
25c up to $5 00. Mufflers
Silk Shawls, Collars, Bead
Ideal Gifts for Christmas
ONLY A FEW DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Have you thought about it? Counted the shopping days before Christmas? There are not many left
and there are also many presents to buy. Let us help you. You will find many a beautiful and exquiite article
here now that will be gone later. This year we have outdone all previous efforts, and it will be to your advan-
tage to come anl see the assortment in the various lines of merchandise we carry.
We Buy Direct from the Manufacturers a^nd Save the Middle Mart's Profit
Fine Gold Emblems
PLEASE DO AS MUCH SHOPPING AS 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
"BIG BEMIDG" TO PLAY
The Crookston Team Has Some Good
Players and an Interesting Game
The "Big Bemidg" basketball team
will play two games against the
Crookston basketball team on next
Saturday evening and Sunday after
These games are on the regujar
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 JBemidji 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 tames
from a Crookston team, in one of
which it left the visitors without a
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
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
"Big Bemidg"H. Geil and L.
Markham, forwards L. Heffron,
center W. Collins and G. Peterson,
guards F. Brown, substitute.
Crookston TeamWattam and
Lommen, foiwards Carlson, center
McLaughlin and Beaudin, guards
Moulton, substitute Edson Jerome,
ADDITIONAL LOCAL MATTER
Phone your order to the Green
house for X-mas flowers.
J. W. Boone of Big Falls was a
Bemidji visitor yesterday.
T. E. Bruner of Yola spent yester
day and today in the city.
J. W. Taft was a Grand Rapids
visitor in the city last night.
Lowney's chocolate bon bons are
the best. Only at Petersons.
Mrs. H. E. Anderson went to
Funkley last evening on a visit.
J. W. Taft of Grand Rapids was a
business visitor in the city yesterday.
G. E. Hoover of Kelliher was a
visitor in the city yesterday after
Unbreakable linen toy books and
other books for young and old at
Chas. Moon, night police at
Blackduck, spent yesterdayjn ..the
city on business.' -"v^'C -\i&~.*^'
Remember the masquerade skat
ing carnival to be given at the
rink Christmas night, ^^^fe^
When your wife tells you to send
home some baking powder,^she
means Hunt's Perfect Baking Pow
der. It never disappoints.
Greater values in good clothing
any suit or overcoat at 25 per cent
City Drug Store
Neikr the LaJce
discount. Try them for Christmas
presents. O'Leary & Bowser.
John Wilson left last night for
Northome where he will spend the
balance of the week in the interest
of the Walker & Akeley Lumber
Prof. H. E. Biddmger, who is
principal of the scientific and com
mercial course in the Bemidji
schools, left this morning for Chi
cago, where he will visii until after
John G. Morrison, Jr., who con
duces a store at the Red Lake
Agency, with O. Grevelle, came in
yesterday from Crookston and spent
last night in the city. He left this
afternoon for his home at Red Lake.
Mrs. T. Gullickson and little
daughter returned last evening from
a visit with relatives of Mrs. Gullick
son residing in the twin cities. They
have been away about a month, and
they enjoyed every moment of their
P.A.Walsh of Big Falis, the sheriff
of Koochiching county, was in the
city*last night, and attended the
meeting of the local lodge of Elks.
Mr. Walsh reports everything mov
ing along smoothly in his depart
ment of official affairs of Koochi
Dr. F. H. Stuart, the practicing
physician and surgeon at Baudette,
came in yesterday afternoon from
his home and spent last night in the
city. He was one of the class of
six candidates who joined the Elks
last evening. The doctor left this
morning for Chippewa Falls, Wis.,
where he will visit until after, the
holidavs. PRICE OF PULPWOOD
REACHES VERY LOW EBB
There Is But Small Demand, and Price
May Decline Below Present
Dan Rose of Northome, the gen
eral north-country representative for
Watab Paper & Pulp company,
passed through the city last evening,
returning to his home from a busi
ness trip to the offices of his com
pany at Watab. He was accom
panied by Loius Biehl of Northome,^
who is a cruiser employed in the"
north country by the Watab people.
Mr. Rose states that the price of
pulp wood has fallen to $4.75. per
single cord, and that it will un
doubtedly reach $4.50 per cord, the
latter figure being the price which he
will offer from the present titne for
the balance of the winter, so far as
he is. at present informed.
A year ago, pulp wood was
brrnging $11, $12 and even as high
as $13 per single cord, and the
north-country woodsmen were ex
pecting a larger price. j^SThe price
remained high jintil last spring, and
there was a steady demand for the
It is very different this"Nseaibn'"".^\$:'
The pulpwood companies report
that they have about all the wood
they can handle at the present time
and sm buying very little and that
the price will remain low for some
time to come. t? I 1^
FOR RENTFour-room hotise, on
Dewey avenue. A. Klein.