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"KID" FANDRIE WILL DO
BATTLE WITH WHITEHEAD
Well-Known Local Middleweight Is
Scheduled for a "Go/' on the
"Kid" Fandrie, the pugilist who
is well known in Bemidji, and
who recently went to Duluth, look
ing for a match, will go on with
Walter Whitehead, at some point
on the Iron Range, next week, and
the prospects are that he will have
a gruelling "go."
The Duluth News-Tribune says of
Fandrie and his latest match for a
"Kid Fandrie, the great middle
weight fighter whom, Alex Sloan, the
well known St. Paul sporting writer,
its booming for the world's cham
pionship, has been matched to box
Walter Whitehead on the range some
day next week. The bout is
scheduled to go 20 rounds and it
will be governed by Marquis of
Both men are in the pink of
condition right now, so that neither
will need many days in which to
train. Fandrie and Whitehead met
in Dakota last spring and put up a
gruelling contest for 14 rounds,when
Whitehead won on a foul.
"Flandrie has been telling around
that he can beat me in five rounds*
and I want to see him do it,' said
Whitehead last night. 'When I
meet him on the range I will con
vince all of the fans just how much
chance he has of ever beating me
has a pair of good wallops that
are always dangerous, but I have it
over him when it comes to science.
Then, you know, I have one or two
"'Tom McCunne returned yester
day faom Port Arthur, where he
beat Jack Parres Thursday night in
seven rounds of easy fighting.
was not marked up any. 'Parres
never laid a glove on me all through
the contest,' said McCune. 'He
couldn't hit me with a pail of water,
I had him going in every round. I
the seventh round, when I put him
down, he was so hopelessly beaten
the referee never tolled off the count."
The Tack Parres referred to above
is also known here, having appeared
in the "squared arena" in this city
several years ago when boxing bouts
were almost a nightly occurrence.
Parres was never regarded as any
thing much less than a "dub," and a
Fandrie is a good man, when in
condition and he is able to give
any man, no matter what his weight
may be, a run for the money.
Whether Whitehead wins or loses
the match with Fandrie, the colored
man will know he has been in a
fight, when he is through.
E. L. Naylor Sued for Non-Support.
The following, taken from the
columns of the Wadena Pioneer
Journal, will be of interest to the
people of Bemidji:
Mrs. E. L. Naylor swore out a
complaint fagainst her husband,
charging him with non-snpport. Mr.
Naylor was in the bakery business
until a week ago, when he left town
and failed to state where he was
going. Mrs. Naylor and children
have since arrived from Bemidji. I
is persumed that Mr. Naylor went to
Duluth. Officers will now endeavor
to locate him."
Those who desire a good lead
pencil for bookkeeping work should
remember th at the Pioneer has in
stock the celebrated Koh-I-Noor
and Faber pencils from to
HHHHHHHHH. We also have
the soft pencils from to BBBBBB.
We carry in stock a full line of
cheap pencils also the Mephisto
and Venus copying pencils.
New Business Firm.
Waldo, who formerly traversed
this section of the country in the
interest of the Sundby Tea com
pany of Duluth, and C. T. Ekstrand
of this city, who has heretofore been
employed in Melges Brothers' Whole
sale house, have entered a partner
ship and will operate an up-to-date
store in the Thompson building at
404 Minnesota avenue.
The new store will carry a full line
of teas, coffees, spices, soap, and
extracts of all kinds and flavors. A
delivery rig will be used for the con
venience of those who desire to
order goods over the telephone or
who, for other reasons, wish to have
Mr. Waldo has had considerable
experience in the wants of the people
in the vicinity of Bemidji while he
was agent for the Sundby ea com
pany of Duluth and Mr. Ekstrand is
well and favorably known here
through his connection with Melges
Brothers. The gentlemen will
assume personal management of the
new store and will doubtless soon
have a large number of customers.
Pleasant Birthday Party.
Glenn E. Conger, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Conger, entertained eleven
of his boy friends, at his home on
Lake Boulevard, Saturday evening,
the occasion being his fourteenth
The evening w^as spent in games
and merry-making and at 10 o'clock
a dainty lunch was served, the table
being decorated with carnations.
Each guest received a carnation as
a souvenir of the party.
Glenn was the recipient of many
nice books and gifts.
Those preoent were Bryan Russel,
Herbert Warfield, Harold White,
Eddie and Harry Simons, Raymond
Elbridge, Hovy Lord, Ralph John
son and Chester Otto.
Is Growing Popular.
The grand march at the Coliseum
skating rink is growing more popu
lar each evening and the skaters are
becoming very enthusiastic over this
novel "march" on rollers.
Last evening there were about
twelve couples in the march, Mr.
Abe Weyler and Miss Lela Solberg
leading the procession. The skaters
looked very graceful, this being
especially true of the leading couple.
ONLY TO BE REARRESTED
After Serving Several Months at Still-
water, Michael O'Brien Faces
Another Serious Charge.
Micheal O'Brien, charged with
forging a check for $223-70 last
March on Hinchy Brothers, a
logging firm who work for Walker &
Akeley, is lodged in the Beltrami
County jail, awaiting trial at the
next term of the district court, which
will be held in Bemidji the latter
part of January.
O'Brien was indicted by the grand
jury last March on two charges, the
first, of passing a forged instrument,
and secondly, of committing the act
of forgery itself. the first
offense, he pleaded guilty and was
sentenced by Judge M. A. Spooner
to serve ten months at hard labor in
the state penitentiary at Stillwater.
O'Brien's time was lessoned by
good behavior and he was released
last Saturday, but was immediately
re-arrested on a bench warrant for
the act of forgery and brought to
this city to await trial next month.
The check, which O'Brien is charged
with forging, was issued on the
Lumbermens National Bank of this
Sold His Tenstrike Store.
William McCuaig, who owns a
department store in this city, re
cently sold a general store which he
possessed in Tenstrike, to L. L.
Reynolds & Co. of Tenstrike.
Mr. McCuaig has owned the store
in Tenstrike for several years and
the new proprietors are farmers liv
ing in that vicinity. Mr. McCuaig
will now devote his entire attention
to his store in Bemidji.
The largest and best line of 1909
diaries ever carried in this part of
the state can now be seen at the
We have made special efforts ot
secure the largest assortment ever
shown in the northwest. Those who
want special kinds should call early
and make then selection.
Thanks to the Public.
The Sisters of St. Benedict wish
to heartily thank the public for the
hearty manner in which response
was made to the appeal for aid dur
ing Thanksgiving season, when many
donations were given to the hospital
from the people of Bemidji.
Sisters of St. Benedict.
The Donald Land & Lumber Co.
Requests all persons having claims
against it to make same out in
DUPLICATE and mail one copy to the
Secretary, Schroeder Block, City and
the other to
Roger C. Spooner, President.
R. F. D. No. 1., Wilton, Minn.
The children who are to take part
in the Christmas exercises of the
Presbyterian church will meet at
the church Wednesday after school.
THE ELKS' CHARITY BALI
WILL BE HELD DEC. W
Date Changed from Dec. 11th.Fam-
ous Ainsworth Orchestra Secured
to Play for Dance.
The committees, who are arrang
ing for the Elks' Annual Charity
ball, have decided to give the ball
on December 16, instead of Decem
ber 11, as was originally intended.
The changing of the "date was
made in order th at the Elks might
have the services of the famous
Ainsworth orchestra of Minneapolis.
This famous musical organization is
touring the northwest and as they
are to play at Crookston and other
cities near here, it was ascertained
that they could so arrange their
dates th at they could play at a ball
to be given here on the night of
December 16. The organization
will give several selections (a sort
of concert) before the dance and
they will furnish music for the ball.
The committees are working
together very harmonously and from
present indications the Elk's Annual
Charity Ball promises to be one of
the most successful events of the
kind ever held in this city.
As there are 126 members of the
local lodge and as undoubtedly all
of them will take tickets, it is cer
tain that there will be a splendid
attendan ce at the dance.
The invitations are being issued
today and each Elk is allowed to
invite a friend, but any one who
attends the ball must produce an
invitation, together with a numbered
ticket, before they will be allowed
to participate in the dance.
The following are the committees
who have charge of the dance:
Executive CommitteeJ. O. Har
ris, J. C. Parker, W. J. Markham.
Printing CommitteeA. G. Rut
ledge A. B. Allen, W. N. Bowser.
Decorating CommitteeJ. C.
Parker, J. Foss, Bert Barker, A,
L. Wyler, Eric Ives, Dr. Palmer.
MusicE. Jerrard, A. P.
White, W. L. Brooks, S. Lycan.
FloorBert Barker, Oscar Ervig,
W. L. Brooks, F. S. Lycan, J.
COUNCIL COMMENDS TAFT
Congratulated for His Stand on the
Philadelphia, Dec 8.Temperance
and the better observance of the Sab
bath were the principal subjects dis
cussed at the day's session of the Fed
eral Council of Churches of Christ in
America, now in session here
Bishop Wilson of the Methodist
Episcopal church presented the re
port of the committee on temperance
and also a set of resolutions One of
the resolutions adopted recommended
that a committoe be appointed to call
ct Taft and con-
gratulate 1 i the stand he has
taken in reg intoxicating liquor
and to urge funi to use his influence
for the suppiession of the liquor
Tragedy in Roadhouse.
Columbus, O Dec 8 The bodies
of Victor Went/, cashier of the
First National bank of Dover, and
Alice Holliger, stenographer, coming
heie from Ulrichsville two years ago,
were found Bellwood inn, a road
house Death appears due to acci
dent According to Ccionei Murphy
thev were atphx \iated by gas from a
Mrs. Ingarsoil Wins Case.
Washington, Dec 8The supreme
court of the United States decided in
favor of Mrs Ingersoll the case of
Mrs Eva A Ingersoll, widow of the
late Robert Ingersoll, against
Joseph Coram and others involving a
claim ot $100,000 by Mrs Ingersoll on
account of services rendered by her
husband in bieakmg the will of the
late Andrew Davis, a Montana mil
"What is the matter with Mrs Spicy?
I saw hei sitting on her poich as I
came by gnttmsi her toetn and looking
daggers into \aoancy
"Her husliaiid is a halt hour late
and she is giving him absent treat
ment "Chicago Journal
DncleAnd what will vou do when
you are man Torann Tommy
I am gen to gtow a 1KMid Uncle
Why? Toninij Bf auve
then I won't
have ueail.\ so much face to wash
1 n* Retort^Cow teous.
^exmg maii in a huTry went
through the left side of a pair of
swinging doors in the senate wing of
the capitol at Washington last session
and almost knocked over a senator
who was about to push through the
The young man apologized profusely.
"I'm very sorryI didn't know I was
I am in a great hurry."
"That's all right, son," said the sen
ator. "But let me give you a piece
of advice about 'going through doors
like these Always go through on the
right side and turn to the right Then
If you meet anybody coming through
and bump into him you needn't apolo
gize. He'll be a durned fool, and It
won't be necessary. Good morning."
Saturday Evening Post
Demand Inquiry of Panama
ECHO OF LATE CAMPAIGN
Charged In Newspapers That Douglas
Robinson, Brother-in-Law of Roose-
velt, and Charles P. Taft, Brother
Of the President-Elect, Had Profited
by Transaction-Congressman H. P.
Rainey Introduces Resolution.
Washington, Dec. 8.The Demo
crats of the house are planning to de
mand an investigation of the purchase
of the Panama canal property and in
conformity with this programme Rep
resentative Rainey of Illinois intro
duced a resolution asking the speaker
to appoint a committee of five to "as-
certain how much of the $40,000,000
which appears on record to have been
paid to the French company was
really paid to that company" It is
said that the national Democratic
committee requested Mr. Rainey to
present the resolution.
The resolution provides that the
committee shall ascertain if any por
tion of the $40,000,000 was directly or
indirectly paid to American citizens
or to an American syndicate and if
any member or senator profited by
During the recent campaign it was
charged in newspaper articles that
the president's brother-in-law, Doug
las Robinson of New Yoik, and
Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati, brother
of the president elect, had profited by
the transaction. It was this charge
and newspaper comment thereon
which provoked the letter from Pres
ident Roosevelt to William Dudley
Foulke of Indiana denying the state
ments and saying that all the papers
In the matter were open to the public
SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS
Estimates for Fiscal Year 1910 Total
Washington, Dec. 8.The secre
tary of the treasury transmitted to
congress the book of estimates of ap
propriations required for the service
for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1910 The following shows the esti
mates by departments:
Legislative $ 13,178,178
State department 4,320,395
Treasury department 190,896,645
War department 234,093,150
Navy department 137,510,388
Interior department 200,532,151
Postofhce department 1,711,040
Department of agriculture 18,817,626
Department of commerce
and labor 13,043,845
Department of justice 9,890,020
The estimates for 1910 exceed the
estimates for 1909 by $57,900,676.
PANAMA CANAL BONDS SOLD
Disposed of at an Average Price of
Washington, Dec. 8Secretary Cor
telyou announced that the Panama
canal bonds had been sold at an aver
age of $1.024368. The lowest accept
ed bid was at $1.022778. There were
159 accepted bids, amounting to $30,-
000,000. Six hundred and seventy
two bids were rejected, amounting to
$72,808,800. The total number of reg
ular bids, therefore, was 831, sub
scribing for $102,808,800.
The bona fide character of the bids
is shown by the fact that of the 834
received all but three were accom
panied by certified checks or cash
for 2 per cent of the face value of the
bonds applied for.
General Simon Becomes Presi
dent Without Opposition.
Port au Prince, Haytl, Dec. 8.The
political situation is clearing, at least
in certain directions. During the re
cent interview here between General
Simon, the leader of the revolutionary
movement that resulted in the flight
of Nord Alexis from the capital, and
General Fouchard, an aspirant to the
presidency, who arrived at the head
of a band of followers, the latter said
that in view of the fact that "God had
blessed the arms of General Simon"
he withdrew his candidacy in order
that the possibility of civil war be
averted. The proclamation of Gen
eral Simon as president of the repub
lic was then decided upon.
The local population has accepted
the new order of things and General
Simon will shortly take possession of
the national palace. General Turenne
Jean Gilles, who was at one time
mentioned as a possible successor to
General Nord Alexis, has given assur
ance that he will see to the main
tainance of order in the department
of the North.
It is felt here that if General Simon
proceeds in accordance with, the con
stitution it soon will be possible to
bring together the national assembly.
All the senators and deputies at pres
ent in Port au Prince are convinced
that the election oL General Simon by
a large majority is assured, but it is
argued that the elections should be
held without loss of time so that the
other presidential candidates be not
able to bring forward an organized
resistance and in order also to avoid
American^ intervention^, which _proJ
Fine White Diamonds
$108 per Caret
Fine 25 year case, fine
Rockfa rd movement
ably would come in the case of dis
turbance of the peace.
The financial situation is precari
ous. The government is expecting the
arrival of $2,000,000 local currency in
nickel coins ordered by the previous
Gunboat Sent to Gonaives.
Washington, Dec. 8Because of
unsettled conditions at Gonaives,
Hayti, the dispatch boat Dolphin, now
in Central American waters, has been
ordered to that place to protect Amer
ARGHB0LD AGAIN CALLED
Vice President of Standard Resumes
New York, Dec 8John D. Arch
bold, vice president of the Standard
Oil company, was again a witness on
redirect examination in the federal
suit to dissolve the oil combination
under the Sherman anti-trust law.
Mr. Archbold's testimony had to do
with details of certain properties con
veyed to the Standard on its organi
zation. The Standard entered the
lubricating business extensively in
1878, said the witness. Practically
all the acquisitions of the Standard
from 1875 to 1882 were made by cash
which came from the treasuries of
the Standard and its subsidiary com
Mr. Archbold said that the estab
lishment of marketing stations to
compete with the rivals of the Stand
ard naturally forced the small dealers
and jobbers gradually from the field.
Some correspondence between oil pro
ducers and the Pennsylvania geolog
ical survey showing the apparent
limitations of crude oil production in
the early days was spread on the
record, with the evident design of
showing the hazards of the business
testified to by Mr. Rockefeller and
Mr. Archbold. The witness said that
wax was an imgortant by-product of
petroleum and this branch of the
Standard's industry had increased
from 24,000,000 pounds in 1892 to 240,-
992,478 pounds in 1907.
Cholera Hospitals Reopened.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 8.The Asiatic
cholera, which last week averaged
twenty-five cases a day in St. Peters
burg, again shows an Increase. There
were thirty-three new cases and eight
ieaths for the past twenty-four hours.
The cholera hospitals are being re
Duluth Switchman Killed.
Duluth, Dec. 8.J. H. Hall, aged
forty-five years, switch tender at this
end of the Northern Pacific's Rice
point bridge, was struck by a transfer
engine on ,the Great Northern tracks
and instantly, killed, his body being
A Few Suggestions for
Have you thought about it? Counted the shopping days before Christmas? There
are not many leftand there are also many presei ts to buy. You will probably recall
how rushed and anxious you were as Christmas drew near last yearmaybe had to make
a selection in a hurry that was not as satisfactory asit might have been. This little notice
is just a reminder to you that it is time to begin planning. Let oor store help you
you will find many a beautiful and exquisite article here now that will be gone later. We
have prepared for the big Christmas trade.
BUYING DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER, WE SAVE THE MIDDLEMAN'S
PROFITWHIGH ISA SAYING TO YOU OF 15 TO 20 PER CENT
The fact that we buy DIAMONDS direct from the cutters, UNMOUNTED, per-
mits us to quote prices, on the most beautiful and coveted of all the earth's products, that
few other houses can meet, except by substitution of lower grades and inferior qualities.
Our reputation for first quality DIAMONDS is well established* Our years of experience
and careful study of the Diamond giva us many advantages both in buying and selling
that but few of our competitors possess. We sell on a small margin of profit as our
expenses are light. We give you better value for your money than you can get elsewhere.
We guarantee our weights positively correct, as we buy the diamonds unmounted and
mount to order. In many cates low price means short weight, as every fraction of a carat
counts in value. We are Manufacturing Jewelers and Diamond Setters. Buying
from us you save the Middle Man's Profit.
Fine Snappy White Diamonds $108 to $210 per Carat
Fine Double Tiffany
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED-Any
thing listed here forwaded immediately,
postage prepaid, upon receipt of the price,
A cordial invitation to visit our s*ore is
practice for experienced and tasteful buyers to
14K Solid Gold, gen-
uine Full Cut DIA-
$ 6 7 5
Geo. T. Baker Co/s
Located in City Drug Store Nea.r the L&.ke
HAD TILT WITH PRESIDENT
Swedish Vice Consul at St. Louis Com'
St. Louis, Dec. 8.Charles A. Ek
stromer, Swedish vice consul in St.
Louis, committed suicide by drinking
prussic acid at his home here. Mr.
Ekstromer came into public notice
some time ago through a controversy
with federal officials which resulted
in the revocation of his exequatur by
President Roosevelt. Later he was re
instated in the good graces of the
administration and resumed his offi
cial duties here.
It was his championing of the cause
of E G. Lewis, publisher and organ
izer of the People's United States
bank, that brought down the wrath of
the president on Ekstromer.
In March, 1907, Ekstromer went to
Washington at the head of a commit
tee of Lewis' adherents and asked for
an audience with the president. They
Wished to tell Roosevelt that in their
opinion the second class mail priv
ilege was being wrongfully withheld
from Lewis' publications. The pres
ident refused to see them.
On his return to St. Louis Ek
stromer wrote a letter to the presi
dent in which he denounced Postmas
ter General Cortelyou, accusing him
of unfairness. He also called the
president's refusal to see the St. Louis
committee "un-American and unjust.'
This brought forth a statement from
the White House that Ekstromer's
letter was "impertinent, uncalled for
and discourteous" and that the state
ments contained in it were untrue.
The president notified the minister
from Sweden that Ekstromer was
"persona non grata" and forthwith
Ekstromer's exequatur as vice consul
REGARDED AS A THREAT
Venezuelans Aroused by Dutch Naval
Caracas, Dec. 8.The recent naval
demonstration along the Venezuelan
coast by three Dutch warshipsthe
vessels in question steamed along the
coast from Puerto Cabello to La
Guayra and later one of them ap
peared off Maracalbohas aroused
popular indignation, being regarded
as a threat.
Vincente Gomez, afcting president of
Venezuela during the absence in Eu
rope of President Castro, held a re
ception. Baron von Seckendorff, the
German minister, made a brief ad
dress in which he complimented Senor
Gomez. In reply Senor Gomez said:
"You may rest assured that while I
exercise the duties of president I will
strive for more friendly and cordial
relations between Venezuela and for
Diamonds Are On the Rise
Solid Gold Locket,
fine White Diamond,
Plain, Roman Finish
HAND ENGRWING on articles puachased
of us FREE. Gifts bought now will be laid
away until you want them.
extended to you. It is becoming a general
start their Christmas lkts at
ONE CENT A WORD.
WANTEDCigar salesman wanted:
I your locality to represent us.
Experience unnecessary $110 per
month and expenses. Write for
particulars. Monarch Cigar Co.
Sr. Louis, Mo.
WANTED-Girl to work for board
while attending school. Mrs. S.
S. Long, 518 Fourth street.
FOR SALE O RENT: City meat
market, complete, building and
fixtures, 306 Third street, Inquire
City Meat Market.
FOR SALERubber stamps. The
Pioneer will procure any kind of a
rubber stamp for you an short
FOR RENTTwo nicely-furnished
rooms, with all modern improve
ments. Call at 609 Bemidji Ave.
FOR RENTThree front rooms in
Blocker block. Apply No. 508
LOST and FOUND
LOSTPair of spectacles, double
lens steel frames. Finder please
notify L. F: Johnson.
PUBLIC LIBRARYOpen Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays
2:30 to 6 m., and Saturday
evening 7:30 to 9 m. also.
Library in basement of Court
House. Mrs. Harriet Campbell
WANTED AT ONCE
Tolearn Telegraphy and preparefor theRall
way and Commercial Telegraph ServiceUn
able to fill ordersWrite at once for partic-
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