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anticipating much trom the program
that has been prepared.
The attendance this forenoon was
very light, but towards noon country
people began to arrive and there
was a fair crowd, shortly after
The forenoon was devoted to the
judging of the horses, cattle and
other stock that had been placed on
exhibition, there being a very fair
exhibit. The judges were Prof. R.
A. Moore, Madison, Wis. Prof. T.
A. Cooper, St. Paul Prof. A. J. Mc-
Guire, Grand Rapids Prof. A. D.
Wilson, St. Paul, and the gentlemen
complimented the owners of the
animals on the start they were
making in that line of farming,
SECOND DAY OF THE FAIR
HAS BEEN GOOD SUCCESS
This Was "Farmers' Day/' and There Was a Notable
Array of Speakers.Race Program Was Carried
Out Without Hitch.
Friday, September 17"Everybody's Day."
The forenoon will be Riven over to the awarding of premiums and
prizes. Children will be admitted free on this day.
1:30 p. m.Thrilling balloon ascension and parachute leap by Prof.
George H. Webster of Chicago, 111.
2 p. m.Races.
Prince Hal, record 2 06J^, paced by running horses, will attempt to
lower the track harness record of 2 13%.
Running race, ponies fourteen hands high and under.
Five-Mile Motorcycle Race.
Free-for-all foot race, 100-yard dash.
Fat men's race, 50 yards. Participants must weigh 210 pounds, or
Shetland pony race, girl riders.
Five-mile Automobile Race.
From Prof. Moore, of Wisconsin Agricultural College.
"From a strictly agricultural standpoint, the Beltrami county fair sur-
passes any fair so far visited by me this fall, and I have had an opportun-
ity to visit not less than a dozen fairs this year," said R. A. Moore, pro-
fessor of agronomy of the Wisconsin College of Agriculture, who is visiting
"The display of farm products, from a quantity and quality stand-
point, far exceed the average, and cannot help but win the admiration of
"Every student and teacher in Bemidji and nearby towns will find
the fair a great educator, and all should grasp the opportunity of attend-
ing. No lesson so important conld be given the youth of Beltrami county
as that to be gained by a thorough examination of the farm products at this
"The city and country people should aid in attending and thereby show
their appreciation for the great work that the fair management have
accomplished in putting up one of the greatest exhibitions of farm pro-
ducts that was ever shown at a county fair, anywhere."
The second day of the fourth
annual fair of the Beltrami County
Agricultural association opened this
morning under most favorable con-
The weather was perfect the
exhibits had about all been placed,
and the main building was fairly
jammed with the finest array of
agricultural exhibits, fruits, fancy
articles, school work, etc., etc., ad
lib., and the crowd at the grounds
was prepared for a day's enjoyment,
The "Farmers' Meeting" which
was held in front of the grand stand,
beginning at 1:30, brought out quite
a crowd, and the speakers gave very
good "talks" on the subjects assigned
to them, they answering many ques-
tions to impart all information pos-
sible as to the proper methods of up-
The speeches were highly enter-
taing and the visit of the gentle-
men to this section will result in
much good to the farming industry.
(A full account of this meeting
will be published in tomorrow's
The race program was an interest-
ing one, and some of the contests
were very exciting. The results will
be given in tomorrow's paper.
The exhibits which are being
shown at the county fair would
convince the most skeptical that
the soil of Beltrami county is
especially well adapted to the
raising of all kinds of agricultural
products, especially vegetables,
gram and grasses.
On every hand, in the mam
building, there is displayed
samples of the best corn and all
kinds of products and everything
shown is well developed and a
splendid specimen This is especi
ally true of the vegetables.
There are several varieties of corn
which many have contended could
not be raised successfully in this
county. There is dent corn that is
equal to any raised in any part of
this state. There are a number of
varieties shown that one would
think could not possibly be raised
in this county. Especially is this
true of melons of which a large
number is shown, which are fully
developed, are "ripe" and very
One of the things which attract
especial attention are "garden"
lemons and oranges, a new thing for
The School Exhibits.
The Bemidji schools, under the
direction of Miss Donaldson, has
an elegant display of drawing, em
bracing a large number of subjects.
The work is the production of the
school during the years of 1908-'09,
and when it is taken into considera
tion that it is less than two years
since this class of work was taken
seriously in the local schools, great
credit is due to those in charge.
The grammer grades have some
very able drawings representing
still life also nature work, being
native flowers and plants. There
are also works in different lines by
the other grades.
There is work representing
native birds, stained glass, wall
paper, much of which is ot his
torical nature and very beautiful.
There is much typical work which
is illustrated by crayon work, pen
drawing, charcoal and lead pencil
work, free-hand cutting and bind
ing of booklets
One of the best exhibits of all is
a "Story of Minnesota," by mem
bers of the Sixth grade, This
represents a booklet, cut the
shape of a drawing of the map ot
The primary children have on
display some charcoal work repre
senting scenes at the north pole.
This is the work of the first year
children and very clever. There
is also hand weaving of baskets
and mats, which are made out of
raffi and rattan. There are sev
eral exhibits of yarn weaving rep
resenting hammocks, which were
made by the first-term Third
grade pupils. This exhibit is a
very striking testimonial to the
ability of Miss Donaldson.
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Fair of '09, Bemidji, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 15, 16 and 17.^
THE BEMIDJI D&WY PIONEEBi
VOLUME 7. NUMBER 128. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1909. FORTY CENTS PER MONTH.
Douglas Lodge, Itasca State Park.
Rochester, Minn., Sept.
26.CSpecial to Pioneer.)
It was stated, at 8:30 this
morning, by the house physi
cian at St. Mary's hospital,
that Governor Johnson's con
dition was much improved.
The governor passed a
restless night, but every hope
is entertained for his recov
ery, if he gets through the
THE RIGHT PLACE TO BUY YOUR
We Have an Entire New Line of Merchandise Throughout.
The Palmer Garment for Ladies, Children and Infants.
All the Newest Novelties in Cents' Furnishings, Clothing and Shoes.
Dry Coods, Carpets, Rugs and Linoleums.
We have a large and the most complete line of merchandise of this kind in the city.
First Door East of Lumbermens Bank
next twelve hours without a
Rochester, Sept. 16.-
1 p. m.- (Special to Pio
neer. )-Following the bulle
tin, bearing the signature of
Dr. Wiliiam J. Mayo, issued
at 9 o'clock this morning,
concerning the condition of
Governor Johnson, the follow
ing was given to the public:
"Governor Johnson was inrepresents
a precarious condition at 3
o'clock this morning, but
rallied. His temperature is 99
and his pulse 105.
"Governor Johnson is con
scious and very cheerful, but
his condition is extremely
grave. Physicians believe that
the real test will be tonight,
and if he survives that ap
proaching crisis he will, they
Ban Dance Tonight.
The Bemidji Band will give a
grand popular dance tonight at
the armory at which music will
be furnished by the full band.
Everybody is cordially invited to
come and pnjoy themselves. The
best of music will be furnished
and the best of order will be
Local news on last page.
Itasca park, the state forest reser
vations at the headwaters of the
Mississippi, is going to be made
one of the most beautiful summer re
sorts* in the United States. Nature
has contributed her full quota, and
the state board of forestry has
agreed to do its share, says P. J.
Russell of this city, who is a mem
ber of the forestry board and who
attended the meeting held last week.
A total of $2,000 has been ex
pended upon the reserve of 2,100
acres this summer, and the state
board has authorized the expendi
ture of $2,000 more in improvement.
The construction of new fire brake
will take a part of this amount, and
the work will be started at once.
Former Governor Lind, S. M.
Owen and M. M. Williams of Little
Falls have been given an extension
of two years to their term as mem
bers of the board. The board mem
bers were appointed by the governor
in 1907 for a term of four years, but
as this plan would retire the whole
board at one time, three of the mem
bers were granted six-year terms.
Thomas J. Davis of Duluth, who
the game and fish com
mission on the board, gave notice of
his resignation, and Zar. D. Scott
"lit WYOMING" PLEASED
BIG CROWD LAST NIGHT
This Splendid Compan Will Play at
City Opera House Again'
In Wyoming" was given at the
City Opera house last night to one
of the best-pleased audiences that
ever assembled in the local play
house. The play was by far the
best ever given here.
The company will play here again
tonight, and they should be greeted
by a packed honse, as they certainly
In speaking of the play and the
company, the Duluth Evening
Tn Wyoming' a play that holds
a strong local intesest, masmnch as
Willard Mack is the author, and
Harry Pierce aud James Morrisey,
two Duluth young men, are the
FORESTRY BOARD IS TO
IMPROVE THE STATE PARK
Intention of Board to Make Park Most Attractive Summer
Resort in State.P. J. Russell Was Present
at the Meeting.
"4*? vStX^ i**2 i'^SM^^S^^-'fC^ & t*W i^ -i5r V* Z*&t^A,f% 1^ .i^ J&K* ~J^ *sr*Zi^. Z^Jbttsfit ,~iJ
of Duluth was recommended for the
A report on the school of jr
estrj at the park was read There
are at present thirty pupils en
rolled, and several cottages were
built ai the park this summer.
Martin Heinzelman has had
charge of Douglas lodge, at the
park, and the lodge has been con
ducted in a fine manner by Mr.
and Mrs. Heinzelman, the latter
being an especially delightful
Another proposition which has
been considered pretty thoroughly
is the knocking out of the Bagley
Itasca Park road appropriation by
the famous "pork barrel" decision
and it is the belief of the members
of the board that the appropriation
for this road can be made to
"stick," despite the decision.
Mr. Russell is already proving
what the Pioneer claimed for him,
one of the most efficient members
of the forestry board. He has had
much experience in the woods since
he came to Bemidji to live, in the
the pioneer days of this city, and
he is a valuable addition to the
membership. owners of the clever play of Western
life, opened a very successful engage
ment of two nights at the Lyceum,
"The story of the play scarcely
needs to be given here, as the
majority of playgoers are familiar
with it. The enthusiasm with
which the play was received by
the large audience last night,
shows plainly tnat it has not lost
one whit of the interest it holds
for local theatergoers.
*In Wyoming' is one of the
best of the Western plays that
have been produced in this city.
Its plot is not hackneyed, nor are
time worn scenes and situations
utilized in the construction ot the
story. It is a fresh, vivid portrayal
of the life and characters of the
West in an earlier period, and as
such it takes high rank among
really worthy plays of Western
"The scenic mounting of the
play is all that could be desired,
and in every way the production
is one worthy of the reception that
it received last evening.
"Cecil Kirke played the part of
Bob Rickerts, the hero, and brought
a good stage presence and a pleasing
voice to his acting of the leading
role. Frank Patton, as Hank Jones,
the inveterate toper, received a
hearty reception from his Duluth
friends. Nelson Leavitt, the villain
of the play, depicted a cunning, re
morseless character, which earned
the thorough dislike of the gallery.
That's the supreme test of a good
"George Thompson, Burt Crowell,
Dean Selah, Phillip Kennedy, Miss
Anna Gardner, Miss Cora Bennett
and Miss Harriet Dunsmore, were
all very good. In fact the produc
tion is adevuate in every detail."
Elk Meeting Thursday Night.
A regular meeting of Bemidji
Lodge, No. 1052, B. P. O. E., will be
held on Thursday evening, Septem
ber 16, 1906, at Masonic Hall, Be
midji, at 8 o'clock. As there is much
business of importance you should
be on hand early.
F. S. Lycan, E. R.
M. S. Gillette, Sec.