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THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
PUB&IBHHD SYHBY AWHRNOON.
BEMIDJI PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.
By CLYDE J. PRYOR.
Entered In the postofflce at Bemldjl. Minn.,
as second class matter.
SUBSCRIPTI0N-S5.00 PER ANNUM
LIGHT TO BE THROWN ON TAX COMMIS
The State Boaid of Equalization
proposes to know just what the
Slate Tax Commission has been
doing in the matter of abatements of
taxes during the past year and has
ordered that the commission furnish
the board with a list of all abate
ments made duiing the year,
where the amount exceeds $100.
A telegram from St. Paul says of
the action of the State Board of
Equalization in the matter:
'Resolved, That the clerk of this
board is hereby requested to secure
by Friday next, from the honorable
board of tax commissioners, a state
ment in detail by counties of all
abatements and refundments of
taxes made by them during the
past year, when the amounts in the
case of such individuals and cor
parations exceeds $100.'
"This resolution, introduced by
Thomas Maghan of Fillmore county
was offered at the meeting of the
equalization board Wednesday and
was approved by the body. There
was no debate.
"The information, when secured
will let a little light into the work
of the commission on this one point
which as far as the public is con
cerned is rather vague. The mem
bers of the board behind it say it is
necessary, as they want to know how
much the assesssois returns are
being sliced, especially as to cor
The recommendations for these
statements and refundments come
from the county auditors and they
are made unknown to the regular
SHOULD LET EMPLOYES GO TO FAIR.
W. R. Mackenzie, secretary of
the Beltrami County Agricultural
Association, has suggested that the
business men of the city should
allow their employes to attend the fair
at least once during today, tomorrow
or Saturday, and the Pioneer be
lieves that the suggestion is a good
one. All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy" applies to employes
in stores as well as those in other
walks of life.
Anyone who attends the fair can
not but be impressed with the true
worth of this county along agricul
tural lines, which will undoubtedly
be the general pursuit of the future
for Beltrami county.
When the timber is cut we will
have to till the soil, and anything
which will educate along those lines
should be welcomed.
ANOTHER PLEA FOR
SUPPORT FOR TAFT
President Uses Foraker Inci
dent as an Argument,
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Sept. 2 .Secre
tary "Loeb gave to representatives of
the press a formal statement by the
president which was called forth by
the recent exchanges between William
R. Hearst and Senator Foraker of
Ohio. Mr. Hearst, in public utter
ances, had accused the senator of rela
tions with the Standard Oil company
inconsistent with his duties as a sen
ator and his attitude as a representa
tive of Republican policies and pro
In his statement President Roose
velt makes another appeal for the
support of Mr Taft and declares that
his defeat would bring "lasting satis
faction to but one set of men, namely,
to those men who, as shown in the
correspondence published by Mr
Hearst, were behind Mr Foraker the
opponent of Mr. Taft within his own
party, and who now are behind Gov
ernor Haskell and his associates, the
opponents of Judge Taft in the' op
The statement embodies a letter
written by Mr. Taft to a friend in Ohio
on July 20, 1907, in which the present
Republican candidate for the presi
dency refused to acquiesce in the plan
of the Ohio state central committee
to indorse Mr. Taft for the presidency
and Mr. Foraker for re-election to the
senate in a single resolution.
The president points out that Mr.
Taft's attitude has always been direct
ly opposed to that charged against
Senator Foraker by Mr. Hearst re
garding the moneyed interests.
The president cites the Brownsville
affair as a case where the agitation
was a phase of the effort "by the rep
resentatives of certain law-defying cor
porations to bring discredit upon the
administration." It was, he says, in
large part, "not a genuine agitation on
behalf of colored men at all."
Frank S. Monnett Discusses
INTERVIE W WIT BRYA N
Former Attorney General of Ohio
Says He Simply Repeated What He
Was Told Regarding the Standard
Oil Company's Bribe Fund and That
He Can Neither Exonerate or Con
demn Haskell on the Testimony.
Columbus, O., Sept. 2.."If I
charged Governor Charles N. Haskell
wrongfully it was because Charles B.
Squires gave me his name."
Frank S. Monnett, former attorney
general of Ohio, made this statement
on the piivate car of William J. Bryan
en route from Prospect, O., to Colum
bus. Mr. Monnett declared, however,
that he could not exonerate Governor
Haskell from the charges that had
been made that he was a party to the
$500,000 bribe fund of the Standard
Oil company, nor could he condemn
"All that I have against Governor
Haskell," he said, "is hearsay evi
dence and I have suggested that if the
GOVERNOR CHARLES N. HASKELL
ease were presented to a grand jury
It would be shown whether Governor
Haskell has been wrongfully accused."
Mr. Monnett denied that he made
speeches in Oklahoma exonerating
Governor Haskell, but that in fairness
to the governor he had stated the
facts as they had come to him and
said that if the charges were proved
he would return to Oklahoma at his
own expense and denounce him.
In justice to Governor Haskell Mr.
Monnett stated that the governor had
repeatedly asked an opportunity to
disprove the charge and had been sub
poenaed to appear before the exam*
iner who was taking testimony in the
Standard Oil hearing, but that he did
not so appear because the court had
ordered the quashing of the testimony.
"I threatened to arrest Mr. Squire
if he did not give me the names of
the parties to the bribery proposition,
whereupon he mentioned Frank Rocke
feller, Ferd B. Squires and Charles N.
Haskell of New York
Mr. Monnett said further that Gov
ernor Haskell "telephoned, wired and
wrote" asking an opportunity to ex
onerate himself and that Governor
Haskell was the only one of the three
men who did.
NO EVIDENCE PRODUCED.
Chairman Mack Discusses Charges
New York, Sept. 2 i.Chairman
Mack of the Democratic national com
mittee said that if the same evidence
was produced against Governor Has
kell, treasurer of the committee, as
was produced against Senator Foraker
he would expect the treasurer to act
as Senator Foraker did, but no evi
dence of such character has been ad
duced up to the present time. The
national chairman said he had no com
munication with Governor Haskell or
Mr. Bryan with regard to the charges
that had been made. Mr. Mack said
that Mr. Haskell had been selected
treasurer by the members of the ex
ecutive committee and that he was not
prepared to say whether his selection
had been brought about through Mr.
Bryan's influence or not.
Speaking of the report from Chicago
that the campaign fund of the Repub
lican party was about $300,000, Mr.
Mack said that the funds in the Dem
ocratic treasury were less than that,
pe said that no contributions had been
received above $10,000 and that the
committee would abide by the rule
Jnot to accept single contributions in
amounts larger than that sum.
Fresh Outbreak at Caracas.
Willemsted, Sept. 2 (.Letters re
ceived here from Caracas announce a
fresh outbreak of the bubonic plague
In the Venezuelan capital. The disease
is spreading and several deaths have
occurred among people of the better
AFTER AN ALL NIGHT TUSSLE
Platform Adopted by Wisconsin Re
Madison, Wis., Sept. 21.The ad
ministration of Theodore Roosevelt,
the national Republican platform
adopted at Chicago, the sentiment ex
pressed in the letter f acceptance of
William H. Taft and support of the
Republican nominees, William H. Taft
and James S. Sherman, are endorsed
In the platform of the Republican can
didates' convention which met after
an all night tussle in -the ^committee
says In part:
"We favor the physical valuation oi
railway property as an element in fix
ing reasonable rates we also favor
publicity of campaign contributions
and the election of United States sen
ators by direct vote of the people.
"Laws of this state have been passed
under the Republican administration
embracing these questions and we
heartily approve of the efforts of out
senators and representatives in seek
lng to secure such legislation in con
The administration of Governor Da
vidson is endorsed and the committee'
points with pride to various laws en
acted under recent Republican state
administrations. Reference is made
to the primary election law as fol
"We believe that demoralizing ex
penditures of money in the primary
election would be restrained were due
publicity given to such expenditures
prior to such election."
The cause of the long session was
the inability of the members of the
committee to agree on compromise
planks embodying the "Wisconsin
idea," the tariff and the "Mary Ann,"
or second choice primary bill.
E. A. Edmunds of Appleton, United
States Senator Isaac Stephenson's
candidate, was elected state chairman
or the third ballot.
TAFT BEGINS REAL
WORK OF CAMPAIGN
Leaves Cincinnati on His Long
Cincinnati, Sept. 2 .Judge William
H. Taft has begun the first of the
three speechmaking trips he is to ac
complish before election day. He left
Cincinnati in a special train and the
trip is to extend to Fargo, N. D., on
the north Denver, Colo., on the west,
and St. Louis, Mo., on the south. The
train, which is to run as a special
throughout, consists of the private car
Constitution, which is to be occupied
by Mr. Taft and his immediate party,
In command of Colonel Daniel Rans
dell, sergeant-at-arms of the United
States senate Rev. Dr. John Wesley
Hill of New York, who will make
speeches also Dr. J. J. Richardson
of Washington, D. C, a throat special
ist Fred W. Carpenter, private sec
rotary to Mr. Taft James T. Williams,
Jr., representing the national chair
man and the national committee, and
Gus J. Karger, publicity manager.
Senator Dolliver of Iowa will join the
party later and will remain with it
during the greater part of the trip.
Two other cars, with sleeping ac
commodations and baggage cars, are
for the accommodation of newspaper
Writers, local committeemen and oth
ers who may be invited.
There were a number of friends
and admirers of the candidate at the
train to see the departure and sent
up a cheer as the candidate made the
start for the real activities of the
AT GEORGE ADE'S FARM.
Taft Addresses Large Crowd" of Indi
Brook, Ind., Sept. 21.All forenoon,
from miles around the countryside,
buggies, carryalls, hayracks and farm
vehicles of every description crowded
the roads leading to Hazelden, the
country home of George Ade, where
Judge Taft delivered an address.
When the candidate, seated in the
humorist's big auto, reached the farm
he was driven through a veritable
gauntlet of vehicles hitched to the tel
ephone poles, fence posts, trees or
anything else calculated to restrain
Not only were Ade's neighbors pres
ent in force, but there were delega
tions from all over Indiana and from
Cincinnati and Chieago Combining
political symbolism with practical hos
pitality Mr. Ade furnished the lunches
for all in "full dinner pails."
Judge Taft addressed the throng
from a grand stand erected to give
a sweeping view to Ade's corn crop,
his blooded cattle and his aristocratic
dogs, which had the run of the lawn.
In beginning his address Judge Taft
alluded to his host as the "Indiana
sultan of Zulu" and declared that the
Philippine originals had no advantage
over Ade as an entertainer. Then,
with all the evidences of rural pros
perity about him, the candidate began
a discussion of political conditions as
they affect the farmer.
Banker's Sentence Commuted.
Washington, Sept. 21.The pres
ident has commuted the five years'
sentence in the Baltimore city jail im
posed upon William H. White, the
bookkeeper and paying teller of the
Canton National bank of Canton, to
three years and four months, with al
lowance for good conduct. White was
convicted in January, 1907, of embez
zling several .thousand dollars from
MR. BRYAN IN MICHIGAN.
Canfers With Party Leaders and De
livers Two Speeches.
Detroit, Mich, Sept. 2 I.This is
Bryan day for the Democracy of De
troit and Michigan and the arrival of
the Democratic presidential candidate
from Buffalo found the Detroit hotels
crowded with a large representation
of the party's rank and file.
After breakfast Mr. Bryan entered
upon a series of conferences with
Michigan Demciats and with party
leaders from some other states who
came here to confer with him. Among
the conferrees were members of the
various state, congressional, state and
city committees of Detroit and Mich
igan National Committeeman John A.
Lamb of Indiana Chairman Lloyd of
the Democratic congressional commit
tee John I. Martin, who was sergeant
at-arms of the Democratic national
convention, and National Committee
man Finlay of Ohio.
Mr. Bryan spoke at Ann Arbor in
the afternoon and Detroit in the eve
a nd take' no other.
Washington, Sept. 2 /.Many for
eign couirtries and practically every
state in the Union were represented
by the 500 delegates in attendance
upon^the fourth International Fisher
ies Congress, which met here. Its
sessions will continue for five days.
The meeting was presided over bj
George M. Bowers, United States
commissioner of fisheries.
Secretary Straus of the department
of commerce and labor delivered an
address of welcome on behalt of the
United States government Henry L.
West, commissioner of the District of
Columbia, welcomed the delegates to
the city, and Dr. Hugh M. Smith, pres
ident of the American Fisheries so
ciety, extended a greeting on behalf
of that society.
Following the ratification of the
election of the president and secre
tary general of the congress Professor
Herman C. Bumpus, the president, as
sumed the chair. This was followed
by balloting for the election of vice
presidents and other officers and the
appointment of various committees.
SENATOR FORAKER TO REPLY
Will Take His Time in Answering
Cincinnati, Sept. 2 No answer to
the statement issued by President
Roosevelt will be made just yet bj
Senator Foraker. The senator said
that he had read what the president
had said, but that it was a matter
which he did not care to discuss off
hand and he preferred to wait till he
could look up various letters and other
data on the subject discussed in order
that what he might say could be final.
These records are not in this city and
therefore not readily available, so that
it might cause some slight delay be
fore he could make any statement in
regard to the matters discussed by
IT IS SERIOUS.
Some Bemidji People Fail to Real
ize the Seriousness.
The constant aching of a bad
The weariness, the tired feeling,
The pains and aches of kidney
Are seriousif neglected.
Dangerous urinary troubles fol
A Bemidji citizen shows you
how to avoid them.
Clark Roberts, living at 900
American Ave., Bemidji, Minn.,
says: "I suffered severly for two
or three years with a pain in the
bmall of my back. The pain
would come on very suddenly and
last for two or three weeks, caus
ing me much misery and discom
fort while it lasted. The kidney
secretions were dark and un
natural in appearance, and there
was much soreness across the kid
ney regions. I went to the Owl
Drug Store and procured a box of
Doan's Kidney Pills. After using
them a short time I began feeling
very much better. I have not suf
fered from any trouble with my
kidneys since. The kidney secre
tions have become clear and I
have felt better in every way."
For sale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.
Buffalo, New 'York, sole agents
for the United States.
Remember the nameDoan's
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Looking around us we see many persons in middle life, strug-
gling along with poor vision, who might be enjoying normal sight
today if they had consulted acom
petent specialist and worn glasses
when there jsvas yet time to pre
serve the sight. Be on the safe
side, if you suspect that your eyes
are failing let us advise what is
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DRS. LARSON & LARSON.
Specialists in Scientific Treatment and Correction of Eyes
Office over Post Office
ONE CENT- A WORD.
WANTED FORTJ. S. ARMY: Able
bodied unmarried men, between
ages of 18 and 35 citizens of
United States, of good character
and temperate habits, who can
speak, read, and write English
For information apply to Recruit
in'g Officer. Miles Block, Bemidji
WANTEDGirl for general house
Work. Inquire at W. G. Schroed
er's store or residence.
FOR SALERubber stamps. The
Pioneer will procure any kind of a
rubber stamp for you an short
FOR SALE16-inch dry slab wood
$1.25 per cord delivered. M. E.
Smith Lumber yards. Phone 97.
FOR SALEOne new six horse
power Fan-bank's Morse gasoline
engine. Douglass Lumber Co.
FOR SALEHousehold furniture,
practically new. Will sell cheap.
Inquire 808 Bemidji avenue.
FOR SALEGood residence prop
erty. Inquire 923 Minnesota
with "or without board.
WANTEDTo purchase ten to
forty acre tract of land near City
of Bemidji. Address all communi
cations to Box 501, Bemidji,
WANTEDPosition by experienced
stenographer and filing clerk.
References. Phone No. 4. Inez
O CAN get a
where. But if you
and quality you'll
from our complete
All sizes, Softs and Derbies
do not deter the telephone
All stores equipped to handle
Try shopping by telephone.
FOR RENT:Two furnished rooms.
1121 Bemidji avenue.
LOST and FOUND
LOSTA black double cashmere
shawl between Blakeslee's farm
and the Methodist Church. Fin^
der return to Dr. Blakeslee.
PUBLIC LIBRARYOpen Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays
2:30 to 6 p. m., and Saturday
evening 7:30 to 9 p. m. also.
Library in basement of Court
House. Mrs. Harriet Campbell
Just to remind you of
the importance of sav
DR. G. M. PALMER
The DOUGLASS LUMBER CO
Have opened a
Retail Lumber Yard
at their mill on LAKE IRVING, BEMIDJI,
where they carry a full stock of everything
in the building line, including lumber,
moulding, lath, shingles, etc.
Have PLANING MILL and can work
lumber as desired.
Get Oar Prices Before Building
Lath $1,25 per M.
Cedar Shingles.. .$2 50 per M.
Guarantee good grades, reasonable prices,
prompt delivery and fair treatment.
BUY A GOOD LOT
With the growth of Bemidji
good lots are becoming
scarcer and scarcer. We
still ha\e a number of good
lots in the residence 'part of
town which w?U be sold on
For further particulars write or call
Bemidji Townsite and Im
H. A. SIMONS. Agent. Swedback Block. Bemldjl.
We carry in stock at all times a com
plete line of lumber and building material
of all descriptions.
Cairin and look over our special line of
fancy glass doors. We have a large and
well assorted stock from which you can
make your selection.
WE SELL 16 INCH SLAB WOOD
St. Hilaire Retail Lbr. Co.
ANCHOR CEMENT BLOCKS
Continuous Air Space.
Can be plastered on without lath-
ing or stripping with perfect safety.
Any width from 8 to 12 inches.
For sale by
Anchor Concrete Block Co.
0MICH & YOUNG, Proprietors.
Yards on Red Lake "Y."