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Buy Your Lumber Direct
"Sons of Herman" Had Good Time.
Let Us Figure Your Bills
Douglass Lumber Company, Bemidji
(On Lake Irving, Telephone 371)
The members of the Sons of
Herman lodge of Bemidji enjoyed
Sunday in a most pleasant manner,
at the home of Nick Deitrich, when
the occasion was made a getting
together of many of the members
of the lodge for an "experience meet-
ing," prior to the opening of the
There were no ladies present, and
the gentlemen regaled themselves
with good things to eat and drink
and had a general good time.
During the afternoon the noted
Sons of Herman choir "got busy,"
with the result that encores were
responded to with a frequency that
kept the air surcharged with melodi
ous voices that were harmoniously
blended and of great strength.
The choir was composed of the
following well known singers of
local repute: John Schmidt, leader
Nick Deitrich, Matt Mayer, Matt
Thome, Joseph Weber, Ed. Letke,
Frank Silversack, John Ripple and
Vincient Schneitzer. "Die Wacht
am Rhine" was the favorite selection,
which was rendered many times,
because of vehement requests for
more, even from the singers.
John Ripple and Matt Mayer
acted as cooks and prepared a din
ner that was partaken of very liber
ally with accompanying words of
praise from those at the table.
This gathering waa one of the
kind wherein only genuine German
hosts can extend the "glad hand"
with a hospitality that is unbounded
Front the Saw Mill
We can supply your
wants for one house
or a dozen.
Lath and Shingles of
THE MODEL DRY GLEANING HOUSE"
HOCANSON BROS., Proprietors
Telephone No. 537 106 Second Stree
Dry Cleaning of
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing, Rugs, Carpets,
Household Furnishings, etc. Also Sponging
and Pressing on Short Notice.
and the "boys" all had a good
All New People at Brinkman.
Those who attend the Brinkman
Family Theater tonight will witness
all new performers and new acts
equal to any that has ever played in
Among the new features in the
bill for the first half of the week are:
Rogers and Marvin, styled, "The
Song Birds of the South," in "A
Royal Welcome" Roy Bogarr, black
faced comedian and Spaulding Bros,
acrobats the best of moving pictures
and "excellent music
This is one of the best bills in
many weeks and should draw a
packed house each night.
W. J. Waybright To Leave City.
Wm. Waybright of this city has ac
cepted a position with the well
known wholesale house of Boutell
Brothers. He has applied for the
territory in this locality so that he
might remain in this city with his
family, but it seems that this cannot
be arranged. Mrs. Waybright will
not leave Bemidji until spring and
then expects to make her home in a
new city, just where she cannot tell.
Her desire has been to remain in Be
midji as she was just becoming well
acquainted and hoped to remain
BUY ICE BY THE LOAD.
We delieverice direct from the
lake to any part of the city.
Bemidji Ice Co.
1-2 OFF ON ALL HOLIDAY GOODS
Everything Marked in Plain Figures
Just Divided by Two
This Sale Runs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Only
Postoffice Corner Bemidji, Minn.
Capture of Nicaragua*! Cap=
ital Seems Inevitable.
FIERCE BATTLE AT RECERO
Remnant of Zelaya's Forces Not Killed
or Captured at Rama Raises White
Flag Following the Latest Engage-
mentHeroism of American Sol-
diers of Fortune Largely Responsi
ble for Revolutionist Victory.
Bluefields, Nicaragua, Dec.
With the last vestige of former Pres
ident Zelaya's army either killed or
captured nothing stands in the way
of General Estrada's march against
Managua. General Diaz has already
begun the Managu&n advance and un
less President Madriz sues for peace
the capture of the capital by the rev
olutionists seems inevitable.
The capitulation of Zelaya's army
came in a fierce battle between the
revolutionists and government troops
at Recero. The government troops,
which had fled from Rama after the
flghtlng of Monday and Tuesday, made
their last stand at Recero. They were
soon overwhelmed. After a two hours'
engagement, in which scores of gov
ernment troops recklessly threw away
their lives, the Zelayan forces raised
the white flag.
When the full story of the Rama
and Recero battles was written it
was found that American soldiers of
fortune played a leading part and
were as responsible as any other
agency for the sweeping revolutionary
victory. The heroism displayed by
John Brainsford, a Nerth Dakotan, is
but a sample of the courage shown
by a score of other Americans who
inspired the revolutionists to such a
victory as is rarely seen in Central
American soldiers. Brainsford, thrice
wounded in Monday's fight at Rama,
crawled into Estrada's camp three
days later with his hand bandaged
With an American flag. He had been
left for dead on the field and was one
of the two Americans reported killed
in this engagement.
Cared for by Americans.
Brainsford was sent on to Blue
fields and is now being cared for by
the surgeons of the American war
Generals Gonzales, Castillo and
Roberto were captured and are now
in Bluefields. They all admit that
Zelaya's cause has been crushed.
The condition of 1,800 prisoners
captured shows that the government
troops fought against tremendous
odds. They are so weak and emaci
ated that many who are uninjured are
dying from disease and exhaustion.
For the last two weeks the only
rations of the soldiers were bananas
and corn and these were dealt out
sparingly. Nearly half of the men
were without shoes and their feet
were terribly cut in marches and
flights over the stony roads.
United States Consul Moffat was so
moved by the plight of the men that
he immediately cabled his government
an account of the sufferings and needs
of the men. There is not enough
food in Bluefields for the men, as all
available stores are being used to
supply the revolutionists, while, as for
clothing, the need can only immedi
ately be supplied by contributions
from other countries.
Aid Rushed to Suffering Troops.
Washington, Dec. i,To relieve
the starvation of the captured soldiers
of the Zelayan army at Rama and fur
nish much needed aid to soldiers of
both the Nicaraguan government
forces and the insurgents who were
injured in the battle near Rama the
"United States government has or
dered the cruiser Prairie, now-at Co
lon, to take on board $5,000 worth of
staple supplies obtained by funds of
the American Red Cross society. The
cruiser will proceed with all possible
haste to Bluefields.
Zelaya Prepares to Flee.
Managua, Dec. 2,,.A special guard
of soldiers was called to the mansion
of former President Zelaya to act as
an escort for Zelaya in his intended
departure for Corinto, where the Mex
ican gunboat General Guerrero awaits
his orders. It is believed Zelaya in
tends to go first to Mexico and thence
to Brussels, there to remain until
Nicaragua emerges from her present
EVERT0N GIVEN FREEDOM
Hypnotist Whose Subject Died Ex
onerated by Grand Jury.
Somerville, N. J., Dec. ?"Profes-
sor" Arthur Everton, a hypnotist who
came into unpleasant notoriety on
Nov. 8 through the death of Robert
Simpson, one of his subjects on the
stage of the Somerville theater after
he had been placed in a cataleptic
state, will not be tried for manslaugh
ter. The Somerset grand jury, after
considering Everton's case for three
days, failed to hand down an indict
ment against the hypnotist.
Two Firemen Are Killed.
Lewiston, Me., Dec. 2t,.Two fire
men were killed and others injured in
the destruction by fire of the Callahan
block, one of the largest structures in
the business section of the city.
Tremendous Loss of Life During Storm
in the Orient.
Victoria, B. C, Dec. 2fv.News was
brought by the steamer Empress of
India that a tremendous loss of life
was occasioned off Korea and Japan
by severe gales shortly before the liner
Six hundred and twenty Korean
fishing vessels were wrecked off Gin
po, south of Humgyong, while in
Northeastern Korea' more than half
the fleet of fishing craft was lost. It
was estimated that the loss of life
would exceed 2,000.
VANDERBILT HIDES IN WEST
Would Escape Notoriety Resulting
From Recent Divorce Suit.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 27.Alfred
Gwynn Vanderbilt is in Cheyenne and
will remain in the West for some time,
ostensibly to look over his Western in
terests but in reality to escap'e further
notoriety regarding the recent divorce
suit brought and successfully prosecut
ed by his wife, formerly Miss Elsie
French. This much was learned from
attendants of his party.
Vanderbilt arrived in his private
ear, the Wayfarer, and gave strict in
structions that he would not be "in"
to anybody, most of all to reporters.
One reporter managed to break
through the cordon of valets, cooks
and vassals thrown about the car,
much to Vanderbilt's chagrin. Van
derbilt bluntly announced that he had
nothing to say, not even on matters of
a general nature.
"TRIAL" DIVORCE A FAILURE
Pastor's Wife, Tiring of Agreement,
Seeks Real Article.
Salem, Mass., Dec. 27.The wife of
Rev. Charles H. Puffer, who caused a
sensation by entering with her hus
band into a three-year "trial divorce"
contract, has decided that the plan is
a failure. The three-year clause does
not expire until next February, but
Mrs. Puffer has applied in the Essex
superior court, for a bona fide divorce.
Rev. Mr. Puffer, who is pastor of
the First Universalist church here,
and Mrs. Puffer agreed before lawyers
to say no unkind word about each
other during the "trial divorce." The
husband agreed to pay $25 a month
"trial" alimony and $7,000 in case a
real decree was granted at the end of
three years. The Puffers were mar
ried over twenty years ago.
FEAR FOR HEALTH
OF MARK TWAIN
Death of Daughter May Seri
ously Affect Humorist.
Redding, Conn., Dec. 27.It was the
most sorrowful Christmas day Samuel
L. Clemens (Mark Twain) has ever
spent and his friends gathered at the
home expressing grave fears for his
The body of his dead daughter rest
ed in a flower covered coffin in the
library and the genial humorist is just
beginning to realize the extent of his
When the body was discovered in
the bathtub, where Miss Clemens had
died of an epileptic seizure, her father
SAMUEL L. CLEMENS.
was stunned with grief and it was
several hours before he could say any
thing. Now he remains in his own
room, nerving himself for the journey
to their old home at Elmira, where
the body will be taken.
Dr. Smith, the Clemens family phy
sician, has been at the homestead ever
since Miss Jean was found dead. He
is paying the closest attention to the
aged humorist and author and he
makes no concealment of his fears for
the effect of his daughter's sudden
death on him.
WORST STORM OF SEASON
Surface and Elevated Traffic at Chi
Chicago, Dec. 27.Chicago's Christ
mas present from Jack Frost was the
worst snow storm of the year. At
times it reached the proportions of a
blizzard and surface and elevated
traffic was badly crippled.
The railroads report trains from
thirty minutes to six hours late.
The storm was accompanied by a
high wind from the lake, which drifted
the snow badly on the streets and
sidewalks, making footing for pedes
RECOVERS FROM SICKNESS
William J. Bryan Starts on a Trip to
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 27.William
J. Bryan, who has been ill for several
days at the home of his cousin, ex
Governor William S. Jennings, left for
Miami, Fla., from which point he will
board a steamer for Cuba, later going
to South America.
Mr. Bryan was feeling much better
when he left the city, but was still suf
fering from a severe cold.
WARM WEATHER IN EUROPE
Temperature Rises Suddenly to a
London, Dec. 25.A meteorological
phenomenon, which, it is stated, has
not been known in 150 years, is ex
perienced in parts of Western "and
Southern Europe. The temperature
has risen with astonishing suddenness
under the influence of a southerly
wind to a summer level. The contrast
has been most marked in Spain,
France and Switzerland, but has been
great farther north.
BODY OF WILBY BRANNON
BURIED AT GREENWOOD
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other tree, knocking the top off,
which hit young Brannon on the
head, inflicting terrible wounds and
rendering him unconscious.
The unfortunate young man never
regained consciousness, although he
lived for nearly three hours.
His body was brought to Be
midji last Friday.
To the broken-hearted mother,
father, sisters and brothers, who tis
in sorrow where his footsteps shall
never again find echo, we extend the
sympathy of one who knew Wilby
and liked him. When they have
drained the cup may peace that pass
eth all understanding come to them
from One who cares for each little
sparrow that falls.
"Bad Men" Killed by Rancher.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 25.Harry Rog
ers, a prominent Teton county ranch
man, shot and instantly killed Don
Corrella, a Mexican, when the latter
threatened his life if he did not-do a
dance stunt for his entertainment. The
Mexican had a bad reputation, having
just completed a jail seutence for mak.
ing a gun play in Cutbank.
Ohio Banker Is Convicted.
Canton, O., Dec. 25.William L.
Davis, former vice rresident of the
defunct State bank of Canton, was
found guilty of embezzlement by a
jury at Lisbon, O. The jury was out
all night. Davis was tried on a
charge of abstracting from the bank
350 shares of bank stock, valued at
Where cash accompanies copy we
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cent a word per insertion. Where
cash does not accompany copy the
regular rate of one ceut a word will
EVERY HOME HAS A WANT AD
For RentFor SaleExchange
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WANTEDThree more girls to
write news items. Call at this
office for particulars.
WANTEDGirl for general house
work. Apply 207 Irvine avenue S.
WANTEDGirl for general house
work. 820 Beltrami Ave.
WANTEDAt once. Girl to learn
typesetting. Apply at office
FOR SALEForty acres tamarac
stumpage, approximately 1600
cords. Apply to O. J. Weekley,
Bemidji. Stumpage two miles
north of Bemidji.
FOR SALE16 heavy work horses
from 1500 to 1650 lbs. and 4 to 6
years old, right out of hard work.
FOR SALEGood work horses.
Will sell cheap. Inquire at my
barn, rear of Postoffice block. S.
FOR SALERubber stamps. The
Pioneer will procure any kind of
rubber stamp for you an short
FOR SALEA No. 5 Oliver and a
No. 7 Smith-Premier typewriter
Inquire at Pioneer office.
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 Couri
House. Mrs. Donald, librarian
WANTEDTo buy, 50 lbs. of
clean washed rags. Will pay
5 cents per pound. Call at or
phone this office. 402 Beltrami
WANTEDPlace for young gentle
man to work for board and room.
Inquire of Prof. Ritchie.
Formerly of Radenbush 6. Co. of St. Paul
Instructor of Violin, Piano, Mando
lin and Brass Instruments. Music
furnished for balls, hotels, weddings,
banquets, and all occasions. Terms
reasonable. All music up to date.
Phone N. W. 535, or call at 213 Third
HARRY MASTEN, Piano Tuner
Leave your orders for
seasoned Birch, Tam
arack or Jack Pine
S. P. HAYTH
116 Third Street
When You Have a Prescription
You want it accurately filled and with the purest of drugs.
Ask your physician about the quality and the medicinal value of the
PARK, DAVIS & COMPANY DRUCS
used in our prescription department, which drug-s we guarantee to be
of the highest standard, and handled only by competent druggists,
which insures puiity and accuracy.
City Drug Store
E.N.FRENCH & CO.,
You see them wherever you go and they go when-
ever you see them.
I am now ready to demonstrate
THE WHITE STEAMER AUTOMOBILE
Before you make your selection investigate this
automobile as to quality, style and price. You cer-
tainly will not be fair to yourself unless you fully ex-
amine the real worth of this car.
ORDERING SUPPLIES ^TELEPHONE
*T*HE retail merchants telephone
serves not only as a salesman,
but also as a purchasing agent.
When a merchant finds that he is going to run out of
a line of goods, he calls up the wholesaler or factory and
not only orders a new stock, but comes to an agreement
on the price and the time of delivery.
The unexpected needs of his customers can be met with
the least possible delay.
If the merchant cannot find what he wants in town,
the Long Distance Service of the Bell System brings him
into immediate communication with other cities and other
same as so muchnmoney.w
NORTH WESTERN TELEPHONE GO.
Every Bell Telephone is the Center of the System
Is it wholesome?
That is the first question to be considered as regards a
food or beverage.
BEMIDJI'S PILSENER BEER
Is particularly wholesome. Brewed from choicest barley
malt and hops. As a health beverage, it is recommended
on account of its nutritive and tonic qualities. Knowing
that it is wholesome you enjoy your glass of PILSENER
style beer to the li mit.
Bemidji Brewing Co,
$17,000 Cash Value Prizes
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more prizes includinnew
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