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VOLUME 6. NUMBER 52.
I ain't by nature one to fret.
But when it's dreary, drizzling: wet.
Jest dribble, dribble all the day,
An' sky is jest a gloomy gray.
Why. I get blueget in the dumps,
I count each one o' all the bumps
Hard Luck has handed me, an' then
I multiply 'em all again.
The clouds sob down an' weep and sigh
An Good Luck comes an' says "goodbye
It seems as if the sun won't rise
No more forever in the skies,
As if the sky won't be no more
As blue as it has been before,
An' all them clouds jest creep an' roll
Around my inmost heart an' soul.
An' people spatter down th' street
So mad they're kickin' with both feet,
An' everyone that speaks to mo
Is jest as sore as sore can be
7 30Band Concert, on Pier, by Crookston
8:30Maliara's Minstrels at Coliseum.
Friday, June 19th.
10:00Parade of all Lodges of the State and
of Elks present from North Dakota
and other States. All Elks are in
vited to participate.
The parade will be formed at the Masonic
Hall and led by the Crookston band. The
line of march will be as follows: South on
Beltrami avenue to Third street, west on
Third street to Minnesota avenue, north on
Minnesota avenue to Sixth street, east on
Sixth street to Beltrami avenue, north on
Beltrami avenue to Eighth street, east on
Eighth street to Lake Boulevard, south on
Lake Boulevard to the park, where Mayor
Pogue will present the key of the city to the
Parade under direction of A. P. White and
W. L. Brooks.
All fishing paraphernalia and Boats are Free to
Visiting Elks. Apply at City Boat House.
Many Elks Have Arrived in the City and There Is Much
Enthusiasm.Crookston and Mahara Bands Lib
eral with Fine Music.
Brother Al. Jester, who is acting as chairman of the reception
committee, is one of the very best story-tellers in the state. He has
made a record with his telephone story, and he has been requested
to repeat it at the ladies' reception and musical at the Elks' hall
tomorrow afternoon. We doubt if he posses the nerve to stand
before those lady Elks and tell it in the same manner in which he told
us old "bucks."
WHEN IT'S RAININ\
LBY "DOC" HUTLEDGK.l
(Dedicated to W. W. Koons. Exalted Ruler of St. Clouel Lodge.)
Ihursday, June l&th.
7:00War Dance by Rod Lako Indians, on
OPENING DAY IS GOO
An I'm the sorest one o' all!
I feel just like I'd like to maul
The everlastin' daylight out
O' everything that's round about!
Go on a-rainin,! Rain an'rain!
An' weep against the window pane,
An' make tear-puddles in the road!
You can't put more on my big load
O' gloominessconfound you! Eain!
Splash down with all your might an' main.
Goon a-rainin'! Sizzle! Soak!
Until I'm sorry that I spoke.
I ain't by nature one to sigh.
But I want things all bright an' dry
I don't wan't drizzle-drazzle days
When Dolefulness comes in an' lays
Its wet, cold hand right on my heart
An' says that we must never part.
Goon a-rainin'! Drain the sky
Until the clouds is plumb drained dry!
Annual Convention of theState Associa
tion, at City Hall.
2:00Ladies' Reception and Musical, at Elk's
3:30-Baseball Came, nibbing vs. Bemidji
7:00War Dance, Canoe Race and Foot Race
by Red Lako Indians, on Lake Shore.
7:30Band Concert, at Pier. Crookston Band
8:30Mahara's Minstrels, at Coliseum.
Grand Ball at City Hall, Free to Elks
and their ladies.
Saturday, June 20th.
9:00Ladies' Drive Around Bemidji.
10 00Baseball Game, Crookston Elks vs,
10:00Excursion on the "North Star."
1:00Band Concert on "North Star" barge.
1:30Horse Races, at Fair Grounds.
3:30Baseball game, Bibbing vs. Inter
The Indians Are Here.
A band of Red Lake Indians arrived from the Red Lake Agency
this forenoon and put up their tepees on the shore of Lake Bemidji in
the park. They are under the direction of John G. Morrison Jr and
Omer Gravelle, both enthusiastic Elks.
And "Granny" Pease has been making a careful study of the
copper-colored race, especially the female portion thereof, ever since
the band came in this rnorning//,r. ~v
FERSTWhen we land we blay "Oh How
Try I Am."
TWIDSTWe Don't Blay.
THERD-We dake beer und wot we can
FORDWe stobb Maying den id ist pnrdy
soon dime do lonsch.
(Ad dree a. m. ven eferypody aind't oop.)
FERST BARDTWe Blay "Ve Vond't Go
7:00-War Dance anb Indian Pastimes by the
Red Lake Indians, on Lake Shore
7 SBand Concert.
8 30Mahara's Minstrels, at Coliseum,
All fishing paraphernalia and Boats are Free to
Visiting Elks. Apply at City Boat House,
1130 P. M.
Horse Races at Fair Grounds
Elks from different parts of the
state began to arrive^yesterday noon,
and at 6 o'clock nearly 100 had
been registered from the outside
towns, and still there was no dis
tinctive delegation present from any
"Ask the Man With the White Hat."
good time, go the limit, and if everything Is not to your liking, make immediate
report to me and, if it is in my power and within the range of possibility, I together
with the committee, will see to it that the defects are remedied.
Thanking you for your visit to our city, and^again wishing you an enjoyable time,
free from accidents and disappointments, of a^r kind, I beg to remain,
.Yours to serve,
J. P. POGUE, Mayor."
DOT LIDDLE CHERMAN BAND!" OV GR00KST0N.
Fred Walker, Director.
H. F. Brown, Recorsing Angel.
The reception committee assem
bled at the registeration headquar
ters, in the Markham block, at 5
o'clock and awaited the arrival of
the M. & I. passenger train from the
southv The train was twenty-five
minutes late and did not reach
Bemidji until nearly 6 o'clock.
The reception committee, headed
by Chairman Jester, went to the
train, which, besides superintendent
Strachan's private car, had attached
two extra coaches for the use of Elks,
coming from the south. ,i
On board the train was Granvelle
S. Pease of Anoka, president of the
association, N. A. Nelson of Still
water, secretary of the association
James Foley of Stillwarter, grand
tyler of the grand.lodge J. H. Gue
rin of Little Falls, district deputy
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 18, 1908. FORTY CENTS PER MONTH
I "CITY OF BEMIDJI.
"J. P. Pogue, Mayor.
"Bemidji, June 18, 1908..
"To the officers and members of the Minnes
Sfjate Association of Elks, and t- all other
visitors within our gates:
On bdhalf of the City of Bemidji, and all of
the inhabitants thereof, I hereby tender you a
most hearty Avelcome to our city.
"We are greatly pleased to have you with us,
and we intend to see that you are given best
we have 8i the city in the line hospitality.
"The vfry efficient members of the Elks' com
mittee ha^fe prepared an entertaining program,
and I sincerely hope that each and all of you wi 1
enjoy everything to the fullest extent. Have a
To Bedt Oon-dil Dey Butd De Lidt On."
SECOND PARTDen ve blays "De Land ov
Den Ve Vinish de Brogram on De Cars,
"Oh Vat a Noodle I Hav Got.
(The Cherman Bandt and the main body
of the Crookston Elks' Lodge will be in
Bemidji on Tonight's G. N. train from the
for the northern part of the Istate
Dr. Henry'Bryant of St. Paul, past
exalted ruler of the St. Paul lodge
and at present district deputy for
the southern part of the state W.
W. Koons of St. Cloud, exalted
ruler of the St. Cloud lodge, and
several other Elks of more or less
distinction in the state. -%y
Many of the Elks were "accompa
nied by their ladies and as they got
off the train they went to the Mark
ham hotel and thence to the regis
tration, room in the Markham block
where all were registered and given
their badges and free tickets, after
which they dispersed for supper and
latter to their rooms.
Despite the fact that a drizzling
rain set in during the afternoon, the
dampness did not in the least effecL
the ardor of the visitors or the local
people. It is the intention of the
local committee and the citizens,
generally, to caray-out every part of
of the program. "-^Nothing but a
steady downpour or heavy rain,
thunder storm of "earthquake would
deter those in charge Irom pulling*
off the good things which have been
prepared. The ball players appear
to be willing to play* even if they
have to use boats, and the spirit of
being pleasant despite adverse con
ditions permeates the breast of
every local and visiting Elk and
private citizen, which exemplifies
the "good fellow" for which an Elk
is noted, and promotes the following
sentiment among Elks:
"it is easy to be pleasant,
When life flows alonsr like a song
But the man who's worth while
'is the man who can smile
"When everything goes dead wrong."
When the Elks awoke this morn
ing and looked out on the bleak
dawn there was a general snort of
displeasure at the prospects of
inclement weather during the day.
There were leaden skies overhead
and the streets were soaked from the
heavy rainfall of last night.
However, it is impossible to
dampen the spirit of an Elk. Every
body got out quickly and were on
the streets early this morning giving
one another good cheer and express
ing the wish that the weather man
would eventually get a hold of the
4 clear-up" value early in the day.
Last night the Crookston band
came in from Crookston for the pur
pose of furnishing the music for the
convention during the three days.
The band and a bunch of Elks
were met at the train by the mem
bers of the reception committee and
were escorted to the Markham hotel.
The band is composed of the follow
ing members, with G. Oliver Riggs
Irvin Burkhardt, C. Brunelle, Carl
Lukkason, Eddie Peterson, Harry
Burk, Jack Driscoll, Walter Mark
ham, H. Brady, Harry Healy, N.
Lockard, George Mathews," H.
Program, as Originally Planned, Will Be Carried Out,
Rain or Shine.Everybody Is Extending the "Glad i
Hand" to the Visitors.
ELKS' QUARTETTE, CROOKSTON LODGE, NO. 347:
A. A. T0UT0N W. B. KR0USE C, A. HITCHCOCK J. A. WESSEL
Wessell and Hitchcock arrived in the city this noon from Crooks
ton. Bill Krouse did not come this noon but will come tonight.
This afternoon Wessell and Hitchcock retired behind the grandstand
at the ball park and practiced "We won't go home 'til morning,"
which will be added to the repertoire of the Leedle Cherman Bandt
and the old saying in the chorus.
Tomorrow's Ball Game.
Tomorrow's ball game between X:
Bemidji and Hibbirig will be called
at 3:30 sharp, and the contest pro
mises to be a hard fought one.
Gilchrist, probably the best pitch- a&
Chambers, George LaBlanc,
Cameron, Mike Murphy, H.
Brown, A. Kirsch, S. Bergmar,
Nordstrom and W. Bodek.
The reception^committee was
the M. & I. south-bound train this
morning and met a number or Elks
from the north who are members of
the local lodge and other lodges and
escorted them up town.
This forenoon the North Star
made a trip around Lake Bemidji
many taking advantage of the oppor
tunity to see the beauty spots which
abound around the lake.
Doings of the Ladies.
The lady Elks have been very
busy the last few days decorating
the hall and preparing to take care
of the Elks' wives.
The Elks' hall has been tastefully
decorated in purple and white.
Long streamers cover the walls and
pretty festoons have been hung from
the ceiling. Potted plants and
purple iris are arranged in dainty
profusion about the hall. Bells and
umbrellas of the proper colors have
been placed in advantageous places,
making the whole effect beautiful.
The members of the decorating
committee are: Mesdames Baker
(chairman) Koors, Cutter, Bailey,
Kreatz, J. Bailey, Decker, Erwig,
and Miss Parker. The ladies have
done excellent work and are to be
congratulated on the way they have
Tomorrow afternoon from 2
o'clock until 5, the ladies will hold a
reception in the lodge's hall for the
Elks' wives and their friends.
Saturday i morning, the Elks'
ladies will leave the hall at 9:30
o'clock and proceed to the Jester
Farm at Lake Plantagenet. Proper
vehicles will be provided and every
one is assured an enjoyable time.