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THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON BY
THE BEMIDJI PIONEER PUBLISHING CO.
C. J. PRYOR.
Entertd In the Postofflce at Bemldji, Minnesota, as sacond
SUBSCRIPTION$5.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
WHERE THE KICKER EVENTUALLY GOES.
St. Peter sits by the heavenly
gate, his hands on the string of a
lyre, and he sings a low song as he
patiently waits for the souls of
those who expire. He hears in the
distance the chorus of song, that
swells from the foot of the throne
and he smiles as the music is wafted
along, and warbles a lay of his
"There is room in this region tor
millions of souls who by sorrow and
woe are bereft, 'tis for those who
have suffered the melody rolls, but
the kicker must turn to the left.
"There is room here for people
who when they were young, per
sisted in sowing wild oats, yet who
boomed up their cities with sinew
and tongue, but the kickers must
go with the 'goats.'
"There is room for the people who
pointed with pride to the beauty and
growth of their town, who kept sing
ing its praises aloud till they died,
but the kicker will please amble
"They'd say that the music was
all out of tune, and the angelic robes
'hand-me-downs,' and they'd send
for a jeweler off to the moon, to
sample the gold of their crowns.
"Now, while there is room for
millions of souls who by sorrow and
woe are bereft, we want no complaint
of the music that rolls, so the kicker
must turn to the left."
Thus sang a true poet in words
that should burn, like a hot iron
deep in the soul of the kicker who
kicks and kicks, from the equator
clear up to the pole.
They intrude their foul presence
upon every live town, and chill
every boomwhat a pity!
We.ve a live lot of pushers with
hardly a clown, and mighty few
kickers in this city.
Ireland is almost free of evictions
but it is still the order of the day
among the protected steel workers
The American heiress who is to
marry the pretender to the Portugese
throne probobly realizes that most
of those titled fellows are pretenders
of some sort or other.
Although we view with alarm the
foot-and-a-half hat of the ladies, we
have observed that women's hats
have been higher each year since
1893at least in price.
If you can hit your head with
your eyes shut, does it prove that
you are "nutty?" That's what they
have been asking Thaw. Little
wonder he is "slightly nervous."
Dr. Elliot predicts that the corner
stone of the new twentieth-century
religion will be service of fellow men.
It does look as if we'd all be holding
a job working for some other man
or corporationfor a fact.
But of course no criminal indict
ments which may be returned against
the sugar trust will in any way affect
the beneficient high tariff which an
amiable senate has bestowed upon
that struggling and deserving young
STRIKE MAY BE AVERTED
Chicago Street Car Lines Willing to
Chicago, Aug. 9.The impression is
strong that peace will be maintained
between the street ar companies and
their employes. President Mitten of
the Chicago City railway intimated
that he was willing to grant the re
quired advance in wages provided the
men would sign a three years' con
tract. President Roach of the North
and West Side lines stated that he
would go as far as Mr. Mitten in this
Motormen -and conductors inter
viewed seemed jubilant over prospects
of peace. They had voted to "stand
by the demands made upon the com
panies," but, it is said, without any
real idea that a strike would become
necessary. MANY VILLAGES IN REVOLT
Nineteen Refuse to Pay Taxes to
Constantinople, Aug. 9.The grand
.vizier has just received a telegram
announcing that nineteen vijkiges in
the vilayets of Scutari and Albania
have risen against the authorities and
refused to pay taxes. The sublime
porte feels great anxiety in regard to
It is believed that this movement
has been instigated by a foreign
THAW CASE IN
Argumentsat Insanity Heap
Recites Thaw Family History and De-
clares That the Weak Spot Shown
by Members Under Strain Was the
MindSays Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
Deliberately and intentionally Swore
Falsely on the Stand.
White Plains, N. Y., Aug. 9.Clos-
ing arguments were heard by Su
preme Court Justice Isaac N, Mills in
the application of Harry K. Thaw for
release from the Matteawan asylum.
Each side was confined to one hour.
Mr. Jerome's turu came first. He
began by saying that Justice Mills
must be perfectly familiar with the
case. Mr. Jerome said that, "there
fore, he would not attempt to go over
the evidence in' detail.
Speaking of the credibility of the
witnesses and" their bearing under
cross-examination he said he believed
all did their best to tell the truth ex
cept Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw.
"I do think," he declared, "that this
girl was deliberately and intentionally
falsifying. That she told her husband
the story of her injury at the hands of
Stanford White I have no doubt."
Mr. Jerome then passed directly to
the question of Thaw's sanity. The
speaker acknowledged that modern
science did not attach extreme impor
tance to the influence of heredity on
disease nevertheless he declared that
this influence must be considered in
assessing the descendant's mental con
He summed up Thaw's family his
tory with the declaration that when a
member "broke he or she broke in
their weak spotthe mind. Under
strain they developed imbecility or
"Let me point out now that the
whole Thaw family manifested what
might be called peculiarity. From
such a stock the average man of the
world would say, without any assist
ance from alienists: 'Well, you would
get a pretty rickety sort of a child out
of that family.'"
Susie Merrill's Story Unrefuted.
Susie Merrill's story of receiving
large sums of money from Thaw's at
torneys and his living at her house
with various women, the district at
torney said, was unrefuted. Here Mr.
Jerome laid down his notes and re
cited from memory various wild acts
of the prisoner, testified to at the for
mer trials. Thaw's love of the dra
matic was pointed out by Mr. Jerome
as a strong characteristic of his al
leged mania. This desire for the dra
matic received its strongest illustra
tion in the shooting of White, said
Jerome. The district attorney declared
that he placed little reliance on the
testimony, of Dr. Britton D. Evans,
Thaw's chief alienist, and asked the
court to disregard it.
In concluding his argument Mr. Je
"The situation is about this: Here
is a man whom heredity has proven
to be bad he is a man whose child
hood was that of a highly nervous
sort. We find him marrying this girl
and there was nothing after the mar
riage to excite his jealousy. We see
him pursuing this idea of injury to
young American girls."
Referring to Mrs. Thaw's attack on
him in "The Secret Unveiled" Jerome
"We see in this pamphlet the same
color that runs all through the son's
"It seems to me it would not be
safe to turn this man loose until there
had been ample opportunity to sub
mit him to medical examination from
day to day for a long period."
Thaw's Attorney Speaks.
Attorney Morschauser, for Thaw,
began by urging the court to consider
only the evidence produced in thmi
present proceedings and disregard
Thaw's condition prior to, during oi
just after the homicide. He dwell
upon the testimony of his own alien
ists and attacked that of the opposing
experts, especially" Dr. Baker's. Ii
Thaw had a latent trace of insanity,
he said, the "horrors" of Matteawan
would have made it evident. At the
murder trials the incidents of Thaw's
early life were grossly exaggerated to
show insanity, the speaker said. A
similar result might be achieved with'
the boyhood pranks of any man.
Referring to Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
Mr. Morschauser said:
"Even with the life she brought him
Mr. Thaw was willing to take her and
bring her home, feeling that he might
be happy if this man (White) had not
destroyed that which is sacred to
every girl. Thaw with this before him
every day and every night started out
to wreak his vengeance on this man
and sought to break up that den and
destroy forever White's power to
wreck and ruin the lives of young
girls. Mr. Thaw appealed to District
Attorney Jerome. The district attor
ney admitted the existence of such
places and if he had used the energj
in rooting them out that he has In
hounding this young man this crime
would never have been committed."
GIRL'S DREAM PROVES TRUE
Rushes 8creaming Into Mother's Room
and Finds Her Dead.
New York, Aug. 9.Waking from a
flream so realistic that it brought her
screaming and trembling from her bed
fourteen-year-old Catherine Ahern of
Laurel Hill, I* I., dashed into her
mother's room for comfort only to find
the latter with her head battered in
by an axe, stretched lifeless on the
bed, just as she had been pictured in
Beside the body of Mrs. Mary Ahern
^S%A*^-^ Sim Jls
was stretched^ the form ofTTer "hus
band, who owns a prosperous trucking
business and half a dozen houses in
the outskirts of Long Island City. He
was calmly sleeping. The terrified
girl aroused the only other ocoupant
of the house, her brother William,
twentyrone years old, with her cries.
William grappled with his father,
while Catherine ran for help, coming
back with Policeman Edward Phillips.
Ahern was taken to the police sta
tion, where he was locked up on the
charge of murdering his wife.
CUBAN TREATY WILL
Not Considered a Precedent
for Future Negotiations.
Washington, Aug. 9.The reduction
given to Cuba of 20 per cent on the
sugar duty will not prove a factor in
any negotiations that may result from
the application of the maximum and
minimum clause of the tariff bill.
This was stated at the state depart
ment. When the concession was
made by treaty with Cuba it was fully
understood to be in the nature of a
favor to the people of that island be
cause of Cuba's peculiar relations with
the United States. It was made known
at the time that such a reduction was
not to be regarded as a precedent
that could affect the trade relations
of this country with any other nation.
In adjusting the relations of the Unit
ed States and Germany it is expected
here that the authorities at Berlin will
not raise the question of any discrim
ination in favor of Cuba.
Noted Kansan Killed.
Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 9.J.
Miles Moore, one of the. founders of
the city of Leavenworth and widely
known throughout the Southwest be
cause of his connection with border
troubles before and after the Civil
war, was struck by. a runaway horse
here and instantly killed. He was
eighty-five years old.
Chinese Reopen Custom House.
Peking, Aug. 9.The Chinese mari
time custom house at Aigun, on the
Amur river, has been put into opera
tion. M. Korotovitz, the Russian min
ister to China, has taken the position
that the collection of customs there
constitutes a violation of the treaties
of Aigun and St. Petersburg and as a
result the question of the navigation
of the Amur river is now raised.
GRAIN AND PROVISION PRICES
Minneapolis, Aug. 7.WheatSept.,
99%c Dec, 98%@98%c. On track
No. 1 hard, $1.29 No. 1 Northern,
$1.28 No. 2 Northern, $1.26 No. 3
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, Aug. 7.WheatTo arrive
and on trackNo. 1 hard, $1.29% No.
1 Northern, $1.28 No. 2 Northern,
$1.26 Sept., $1.00% Oct., 99%c Dec,
98c May, $1.01%. FlaxTo arrive
and on track, $1.45 Sept., $1.36 Oct.,
$1.32y2 Nov., $1.32% Dec, $1.30.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, Aug. 1.CattleGood to
choice steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org fair to good,
$5.00@5.B0 good to choice cows and
heifers, $email@example.com veals, $5.506.25.
$firstname.lastname@example.org yearlings, $email@example.com
lambs, $5.00 6.50 spring lambs,
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Aug. 7.WheatSept..
$1.00 Dec, 97%c May, $firstname.lastname@example.org%.
CornSept., 64%@64%c Dec, 53}ic
May, 54%c. OatsSept., 36%c Dec,
37c May, 39%c PorkSept., $20.-
47% Jan., $16.47%. ButterCream
eries, 22@25c dairies, 20@23%o.
Eggs18 23c PoultryTurkeys, 14o
chickens, 14c springs, 17c
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, Aug. 7.CattleBeeves,
$email@example.com Texas steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org
Western steers, $4.006.00 stockers
and feeders, $email@example.com cows and
heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org calves, $5.50
8.00. HogsLight, $email@example.com%
mixed, $7.55@8 30 heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org
rough, $email@example.com good to choice
heavy, $7.5f,@8.30 pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
SheepNative, $email@example.com yearlings,
$4.705.75 lambs. $4^507.70.
Douglass Lumber Company
Furnish you with your Lumber, Lath
and Shingles. Have everything in
the line of Building Material.
Prompt deliveries made to any
part of Bemidji or Nymore.
NEVER, will there be a more favorable op-
portunity to invest in city real estate than the present.
Why not call on our local agent, H. A.
SIMONS, Postoffice Block, and let him show you
some real snaps in business and residence lots in the
city, or at Oak Beach, on the north shore of Beautiful
Write or call on us for detailed information re-
garding the city as a business, residence or manu-
Bemidji Townsite and Im
St. Pa.\il Minnesota.
Going Out of Business
As I am going out of business I offer all
my stock of
hardware at Actual Cost.
KSS & :^&s&iaP?9M9ti&S!&3Xfe
blankets, and harness
My stock is complete and the prospect
ive buyer should call early in order
that he may have a full stock from
which to make his selection.
E. J. GOULD
KNO W IT WELtff
Familiar Features.. Well Known
Hundreds of Bemidji Citizens.
Doan's Kidney Pills will cure you.
Here is Bemidji testimony to prove
Mrs. J. C. Litres, living at 602
American Ave., Bemidji, Minn.,says:
"I am recommending Doan's, Kid
ney Pills in the hope that other per
sons suffering from kidney trouble
may derive benefit from the use of
this remedy. For some time I was
feeling quite miserable, suffering
from kidney complaint. I noticed
that my kidneys were disordered
and at last decided to try Doan's
Kidney Pills. I have not used them
as regularly as I should, but never
theless have derived a great deal of
benefit. I feel much stronger than
before taking them, and that tired,
languid feeling has become a thing
of the past."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the
Remember the nameDoan's
and take no other.
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PEERLESS MOISTENER GO.
For Sale at
The Pioneer Office
No. 19. $1280 buys 160 acres in
section 19, township 151, range 27. This
land is nicely located on good road five
miles east of Northome. Good house
and barn on place soil excellent part of
timber on this quarter section is reserved.
It will pay you to investigate this prop
No. 20. Five 40-acre tracts bordering
on Blackduck lake mostly hardwood
timber heavy soil some meadow all
within easy irarket. Prices range from
$10 to $15 per acre.
No. 21. $300 buys the most attract
ive two-acre island in Blackduck lake.
This is one of the most beautiful spots
for summer resorters known in northern
No. 23. ,$3200 buys a half section of
land in town 150, range 30 (Town of
Langor). This place is natural meadow
land and will cut upwards of 100 tons of
hay not a foot of waste land heavy soil
equal to any land in the state. There is
timber enough on the place to pay for
the land. The land is located one mile
from school house has running water
and would make an attractive stock
farm. Terms to suit purchaser.
No. 24. $2000 buys a good 160-acre
tract in section 22, township 146, range
34, Grant Valley. Good agricultural
land bordering on two lakes 25 acres
broken balance easily cleared. Within
easy reach of good markets. Terms to
No. 25. $2400 will buy 160 acres
well-improved hardwood land bordering
on Turtle River lake and one mile east of
A familiar burden in every home,
The burden of a "bad back."
A lame, a weak or an aching back
Tells you of kidney ills.
412 Second Avenue South
We carry in stock at all times a com
plete line of lumber and building material
of all descriptions.
Call in 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 have many other bargains and if you do not
see in above list what you want, we have a large list
of other lands for sale.
Remember we buy for cash and sell on time.
WE SELL 16 INCH SLAB WOOD
St. Itilaire Retail Lbr. Co.
THE ACKNOWLEDGED STANDARD OF TODAY
Will turn out more neat, perfectly aligned
work, with less effort and with less wear on
its working parts than any other typewriter made.
You can PAY more, but you cannot BUY more
Below we offer a few of the many farms we have
for sale. These are desirable for investments and the
intending purchasers will do well to give them careful
Royal Typewriter Co.
FARMERS LAND CO.
& 2& M1m&.
village of Turtle River. 8 acres under
cultivation 1 mile of attractive lake
shore. An especially good bargain for
one who desires the land for summer
resort. Terms, one-half cash
No. 26. $5 per acre buys good quar
ter tract of land in section 9 township
150, range 32. Good meadow, valuable
timber some improvements terms, cash.
No. 28. 400 acres in one body.
Blackduck river running through the
land as well as school house in one cor
ner. Land partly improved good level
toil, tree from stones not one foot of
waste land in the entile ground. Forty
acres in crop and timber enough to pay
for land. Timber can be delivered on
the bank of the river. No richer land
in Minnesota. $12.50 per acre.
No. 29. $1,000 buys 160-acre tract
east of Littlefork, in township 66, range
23. Saw timber has been sold and par
ties have eight years to remove same.
No taxes to pay until timber is removed.
This is good land for investment. Three
fourths of mineral right goas with land.
Good land and good prospects for min
eral. Terms: all or part cash.
No. 30. Two 160-acre tractsfivemiles
north of Blackduck on the Cormorant
river. House and other improvements on
one quarter. Good land good roads a
snap at $11 per acre, one-half cash.
No. 31. 40 acres one mile north of
Blackduck. 15 acres nice stand of spruce
timber-^balance good land. Snap at $500
No. 32, =200 acres at north end of
Lake Bemidji. $50 per acre.
Bemidji, Minnesota I