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Third Annual Exhibition of the Association Opens, With
Many Exhibits Coming in.Prospects Good for Large
Crowd and Fine Fair.
Was But Little Doing on Grounds this Forenoon.Pro
gram This Afternoon Included the Old Settlers' Re
Union and Annual Business Meeting.
Secretary Mackenzie's Greeting: Over the Main Entrance.
Leaden skies greeted the exhibit
ors at the Third Annual Fair of
the Beltrami County Agricultural
association, which opened this
morning at the fair grounds and
although the weather was some
what depressing, it could not
dampen the ardor or spirits of
Secretary Mackenzie, who was on
the grounds at daylight and had the
gates opened ready to receive ad
ditional exhibitors before breakfast,
if necessary. Mr. Mackenzie had his helpers on
the grounds early, and before many
of the town people were out of
bed, teams were bringing vege
tables and other exhibits to the fair
The grounds have been cleared of
underbrush and present a spink
and span" appearance to visitors.
A number of additional pens have
been built since last year, the stables
have been cleaned and the place is
in splendid condition, there is a big
new exhibit building, and, in fact,
the whole aspect of affairs at the
grounds indicate that Secretary
Mackenzie has done an immense
amount of work in getting every
thing into shape for a record-break
At 7 30 o'clock this morning there
were eleven different exhibits of live
stock which had been entered for
competition at the fair.
The first exhibitor of livestock to
enter his animals was August Jar
chow, who lives in section 35, Town
of Bemidji. He entered a mare
colt two years old, two pigs and some
Jim Pogue with his two goats made
the second entry in the animal divi
sion. The goats looked fine and
Jim was proud of 'em. These ex
hibits were augumented by several
others which began arriving at an
The livestock division promises
to be well filled before the fair closes.
In the exhibit building there were
a large number of entries of vege
tables, grain, grasses, etc. before the
gates opened this morning, and ex
hibits kept arriving rapidly after the
gates were opened.
One of the exhibits which attract
ed as much attention as any other
was some grapes, which were raised
on the farm of Dr. Blakeslee, west of
the city and within the city limits
They were splendid specimens and
were ripe and well filled.
Mrs. G. W. Hedglin of Buena
Vista was one of the first exhibitors
to place her exhibits in the building.
She had a fine lot of ripe tomatoes,
green tomatoes, corn, both on stalk
and husked, clover, potatoes, cab
bages, onions, ground cherries,
clover and seed and one bunch of
corn on stalk eight feet high.
H. N. Wilson of Grant Valley had
an excellent display of carrots, par
snips and corn.
Iver Myhre, who lives on section
32, Town of Liberty, had an excel
lent display of Silver Mine oats in
the straw and other grains, which
made a splendid showing.
A. O. Djonne, who lives on sec
tion 31, Town of Liberty, also
showed a display of wheat and bar
ley in the straw and also wheat,
barley and oats threshed, the grain
being exceptionally fine.
Henry Brakke, who has a fine
farm within the city limits of Bemidji,
has on display an elegant exhibit of
Dent corn and early Minnesota
sweet corn also muskmelons, citrons
and potatoes that open the eyes of
anyone who is not thoroughly
familiar with what the soil of
Beltrami county will raise.
Charles Schroeder, who lives in
section 1, Town of Grant Valley
brought in some splendid potatoes
William Schroeder, who lives on
section 11. Town of Grant Valley,
brought in splendid specimens of
wheat and oats in the stalk.
A youngster with a wheelbarrow
called londly for Secretary Macken
zie and was shown a place where he
could display a Plymouth Rock hen
and rooster, which had to lay down
in the coop in which the boy
brought them to the fair. An ad
dition was built on the coop and the
Plymouth Rocks are now housed
where they can stand to their full
These are but a few of the early
exhibitors and before noon there
were a large number of additional
entries which kept the employes in
the buildings very busy arranging
From present indications the
display in the exhibit building will
be the best ever shown in northern
The following are those who are
in charge of the grounds:
President, F. M. Malzahn.
Secretary, W. R. Mackenzie assis
tant secretaay, Walter Markham,
Marshall, Clifford Warren.
Grand tender, E. H. Cornwall
(days) Albert Smith (nights).
Gate keeper, I. B. Olson.
Charles Wintersteen, all-around
man and right hand support of
Tharald Stai, in charge of live
J. P. Pogue, K. Mclver and A. G.
Rutledge in charge of races, Charles
Schroeder, in charge of exhibit
There was but a small attendance
on the ground this forenoon and
it was not expected that there would
be much "doing."
The "Flying Riggses" did not
give their act this forenoon, as
Johnny Riggses, the male member
of the team, was busily engaged
in getting his apparatus in shape.
J. P. Paul arrived in the city last
evening and was on the ground
early with his assistants getting the
balloon in readiness. On account of
a bad wind the ascension and para
chute leap was postponed until this
Exhibits continued to arrive all
day, and the building is filling
The crowd was slow in arriving
at the grounds this afternoon and
the program moved rather slowly,
owing to the first-day tardiness usual
to a fair.
The band discoursed music in
front of the stand, and the Flying
Riggses performed their sensational
The Old Settlers' reunion had
but few attendants and there seemed
a lack of management on the part
of the committee having the meeting
(Tbe Pioneer will tomorrow give
a full account of this afternoon's
P. J. Paul, of the P. J. Paul
Balloon company of Wabasha, arriv-
ed in the city last night from
Wabasha with the balloon apparatus
and aeronaut prepared to give an
ascension each day of the fair.
Mr. Paul was accompanied by
Andrew Jackson of St. Paul, the
aeronaut who will make the ascen
sion and parachute leap.
Mr. Tackson has been with Mr.
Paul during the past two seasons
and has the reputation of being one
of the most daring parachute leapers
The House of Kuppenheimer
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in the United States.
Mr. Paul who is, the head of the
P. J. Paul Balloon |iompany, is one
of the more noted balloonists in the
United States. He has but one arm
at present, having tost his right arm
while making an ascension at La
Crosse, Wis. Wh^le making the
ascension, Sept. 8 1902, he descend
ed in the railroad yards at La Crosse
and was run over by a passenger
train his .arm later being amputated.
It's the shoe that's built
on quality, that weathers
the storm of service.
Such shoes are the only
ones t'o be found in our
shoe department. You
won't find any other shoe
store carrying the Flor
sheim and Walk-Over
shoes. We have it with
$4.00 and $5.00
You'll get a
correct fit. We
make a feature
of fitting hard to
fit men, short
stout men, tall
thin men, large
fat men. We'll
fit them all. A
big variety to
Mr. Paul has made several ascen
sions since his right arm was ampu"
tated and in one of these, made in
Wabasha, he bioke his left arm.
Mr. Paul has not made many ascen
sions of late but superintends all the
work connecting with the balloon.
He Mves satisfaction wherever he
Ladies Very Active.
FALL OPENING OF
Secretarv Mackenzie has been
Goo quality in clothes isn't
any too common but you needn't
take any chances. Here's one store
with good clothes and nothing else.
We've selected the right thing for
you. Ou Kuppenheime fall suits
are the pick of their line, and made
expressly for us. Yo ought by all
means see the smart new colors and
patterns, the fashionable models
we've produced. You'll not find
them anywhere else.
|9.75 to $35.00
This is a young men's store
also. W give special attention to
their fads and fancies in clothes.
|I5.00 to $35.00
You are lrissiug some
thing for your boy if you
haven't seen him in one
of our Norfolk or double
breasted suits with two
pair pants, size 6 to 17,
or a Russian sailor suit,
sizes 21-2 to 10 years.
THE HOME OF KUPPENHEIMER CLOTHES, GORDON HATS, FLORSHEIM AND WALK-OVER SHOES.
very fortunate in securing the co
operation of a very efficient corps of
ladies to assist in caring for and
arranging the many details in the
exhibit hall for which the "sterner
sex" are absolutely unfit, and have
arranged themselves into committees
ArrangementsMesdames J. A.
Ludinertonr P. J. Russell, J. C.
Parker A. Lord.
PastryMesdames G. E. Crocker,
Good Clothes and
Mail Orders Receive
You'll get exclusive styles in
Gordon and Stetson hats, new
military soft hats and a dozen other
shapes under our exclusive control
for as long as we please at
$3.00 and $4.00
N. Vye, F. S. Arnold.
FlowersMrs. A. Clavin, Mrs. A.
B. Hazen, Mrs. Knoke.
School WorkMisses Ella Parker,
Dott Keihm, Alta Fisk.
FaintingMiss Eugene Oliver,
Mrs. W. R. Morrison, Mrs. E. E.
Rugs and QuiltsMesdames E.
Lyons, W. A. Cassler, L. H. Bailey.
Canned Fruits, Jellies and Pickles
Mesdames J. N. Bailey, P. J.
O'Leary, A. A. Warfield.
Butter and CheeseMesdames F.
M. Pendergast, N. T. Roe, C,
Fancy WorkMesdames E. R.
Ryan, F. A. Mayo, Thos. Bailey.
G. Hartley Can't Come.
Hon. G. G. Hartley of Duluth
will not be present at the Beltrami
county fair, although he was sent
several invitations and it was bis
intention to come if possible.
A. G. Rutledge of this city re
ceived the following telegram from
Mr. Hartley, late yesterday after
"Duluth, Sept, 23.
"A- G. Rutledge, Bemidli, Minn.
"I have your telegram of the 22.
inst upon my arrival home, asking
me to attend the Beltrami county
fair. I regret exceedingly that it
will be impossible for me to come,
as other matters of much import
demand my entire attention. Con
vey my regrets to the officers of the
"G. G. Hartley."
Among the visitors at the fair was
B. F. Wright of Pafk Rapids, the
republican nominee for judge of the
Fifteenth Judicial district, who
mingled with the fair visitors and
made new friends.
'Liberty Chief," the famous young
Guernsey bull owned by Secretary
Mackenzie, is one of the features of
the livestock exhibit.' The "Chief"
is certainly a fine animal, and is
admired by all lovers of dairy cattle.
One interesting exhibit at the fair
is a yoke of young steers owned by
Fred and Willie Boden of Marsh
Siding. The steers are black, well
matched and make an excellent
team for the boys. No doubt they
will receive a prize.
The race track is in fairly good
condition, everything considered.
The rain of Tuesday afternoon made
a few muddy spots, but these will be
worked out, and the course will be
in fairly good condition for the class
of races that will be pulled off.
One of the best exhibits on the
grounds is that of Thomas Morrison
of Kelliher, who has brought in
twenty-one varieties of vegetables,
that include nearly everything that
was ever raised in a garden, and the
articles are all exceptionally high
Secretary Mackenzie has arranged
the concession stands so that all
those who have things to sell are
bunched together, where they will
in no manner interfere with the
other stands, etc., of the fair. There
are several stands, and it is the
intention to allow none of those
persons operating the same to become
in any way offensive.
The fair management sent to J.
Jerome at Battle River for a sample
exhibit of the famous barley which
he raised this year, which could be
shown to fair visitors as an exempli
fication of the wonderful resources
of Beltrami county soil. Mr. Jer
ome raised some barley on his Bat
tle River farm that averaged 151
bushels to the acrecertainly a
wonderful yield under any conditions.
Secretary Mackenzie has arranged
matters so that the judges' stand at
the fair grounds can be moved
across the race track immediately in
front of the grand stand, so that it
can be used by the speakers who
will address the crowds at the fair
tomorrow and Saturday. This
scheme will meet with the approval
of the spectators, as it will give all
an opportunity to hear the addresses
without unnecessary crowding and
The band, which is furnishing
music for the fair, was gotten
together by George Severance, who
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