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SUBSCRIPTION$5.00 PER VFft|i| iDMNCE
CITY OF BEMIDJI
Populationin 1900, 1500 in 1910
Summer Resort-Hundreds' of outsid
ers make their summer'home on Lake
Bemidji. Fishing boating and bath
ing accommodations are second to none
in the United States.
AreaTen Square miles incorporated.
Altitude1400 *eet above sea level.
Water Power2200 developed horse
power, Mississippi river.
WaterAbsolutely pure. Two arte
Water MatasAbout ten miles.
Boating500 miles by lake and river.
Death Bate5.4 a thousand in 1908.
Annual Rainfall33.7 inches.
Temperature20 above, winter 75
Sewer MainsAbout five miles.
Cement Sidewalk!-'Twelve miles..
Iiakeshore DriveTen miles.
ParksTwo. Water FrontageTen miles, two lakes
and Mississippi river.
A Home Town1600 residences'.
ManufacturersHardwood v. handles,
lumber, lath, shindies and various other
Great Distributing PointLumber
products, groceries flour, feed and hay.
Postal Receipts*-$20,375, for 1910,
10th place in the state outside of St.
Paul, Minneapolis r.nd Duluth.
Postal Savings BankOnly one in
RailroadsGrear Northern, Minne
sota & International, M., R. L. & M.,
Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste.
Marie, Wilton & Northern, Grand Forks
to Duluth and Bemidji-Sauk Centre.
Passenger TrainsFourteen daily.
DistancesTo St Paul, 230 miles to
Duluth, 167 miles.
HotelsFifteen. BreweriesOne. SawmillsFour.
BanksThree. Auto GaragesOne.
KELSEY CHASE AND HIS AUTO.
Because he happened along in his
automobile at a moment when a
policeman was awake, Kelsey Chase,
state superintendent of banks, was
arrested and later forced to pay a fine
If Mr. Chase was jepardizing life
and limb of other occupants of the
highway his conviction and sentence
was a triumph for law and order.
But it transpires that. Mr. Chase
was grabbed at a point midway be
tweeen St. Paul and Minneapolis
where the passing traffic is light and
where there is little danger to ped
estrians. The officer who made the
arrest admitted to the judge that at
the time there was but one rig, a
team of horses, in sight. He figured
that the Chase automobile was scud
cling along at a thirty-five mile clip.
It isn't likely that the machine
was going anywhere near that rate
of speed and it appears evident that
no lives or property was in danger.
And so, while1
Mr. Chase may have
violated the law from a technical
standpoint, he declares and the pub
lic has a right to believe, that he was
driving the machine in a careful and
competent manner and for that reas
on hardly deserves the unpleasant
publicity to which the incident has
It- is not from such drivers as Mr.
Chase that the prejudice against au
tomobiles can be traced, but rather
to the hilarious scions of the rich
who often have more alcohol in their
own tank than gasoline in that of the
machine. They start out to *bur
^up the road," and are unconsious of
any danger to pedestrians or other
vehicles merely open the throttle
and "let her go." It is such drivers
together with careless and incom
petent chauffeurs and young and in
experienced girls and boys who cause
persons who really are innocent to
some times suffer, and Mr. Chase ap
pears to be an example of such a suf
However, the fact that Mr. Chase
is a. public official should be no ex
cuse for (his scorching and if it were
true that he had driven in a reck
less manner, he, of course, should be
apprehended the same as any other
WHAT OTHER PAPERS SAY
A Business Getter.
Every newspaper, no matter how
insignificant it may seem, is a busi
ness getter for the town in which it
is issued and is entitled to the en
couragement and financial support of
every business man, as well as of all
who are interested in. the welfare of
their home town.Warren Sheaf.
A Thing to Laugh At.
A party promise in Minnesota is a
thing to laugh atdon't forget that
fact the next time you go to, vote.
Party promises in Minnesota, |jt ,ap-
pears, are merely cleyer traps! de
signed solely for catching votes? *i
Both the Republican and Demo
crat parties solemnly promised last
summer and fall that a just reappor-
tionment should be.made in Minne
sota this year. But as soon as the
^'slature met, Democratic senators
began to filibuster against reappor
tionment and Republican senators
refused to go into a Republican cau
cus to consider reapportionment.
Is it any wonder that voters are
refusing to be bound by party ties in
Are Best Attractions.
The biggest and best attractions
or they should bein the towns and
villages of northern Minnesota these
days are the farmers' institutes.
Those who still entertain the old
fashioned ideaif any there be
that the men conducting these insti-
tutes are educated fools who have
never seen a farm, have had ample
evidence to change their opinion.
The institute is doing more to de-
velop northern Minnesota than
could be easily computed in dollars
and cents.Pine River Sentinel.
Spectacles Covered With Dirt.
J. Adam Bede refers to Senator
Lorlmer as the cleanest man in the
upper house of congress. Bede's
spectacles must be covered with dirt.
Mankato Free -Press.
f*-'$ .Should Be, Divi^^lf
The residents of- Blackduck are
starting an agitation' to have, the
commissioners' districts ^distributed
in a more equal manner. They evi
dently think that a representative,
residing in this end.of the county
can not be in a,position to do trieim
justice. There is no doubt the dis
trict being tpo large, andr it should
be divided.Baudette Region.
es $ 4 s.s s$ss 4 $s$
$$ $, $$ $ $ $ $e$8e
A man who insists that he's just
as good as you are may not be extra
good at that. "c*
How a (giddy girl does enjoy mak-
ing a man keep on trying to kiss her
when she won't let him.
It's a good thing for a man to bump
up against the proof of his own un-
You wonder why you have more
trouble than other people, and they
wonder why tyou have' less trouble
than they do^l *J#rT'*
Every woman's aim in life is to
Mss som*majp.. jf_
^Tj-ouMes, like babies, grow larger
by nursinsL^ va
,'V-A smart man is one who agrees
with a womanso she thinks.
1 "-In this era of expensive living'the
father of ten children has a strenu
ous job. ,'j., ,N )C'
Merely loving a woman doesn't
satisfy her -she wants you to,make
love to her.Chicago News,.
The Word "Gaiters."
Episcopal gaiters cannot date from a
very remote antiquity. The very word
"gaiters" is almost a newcomer to the
language. Johnson's-Dictionary does
not recognize its existenpe. It does not
occur before. 1760, and even in 1802 a
military dictionary had to define it as
"a sort of spatterdashes,". "Guetre,"
however, the French original, goes
back at least to the fifteenth century,
and the origin of that is lost, though
etymologists compare all sorts of
words in all sorts of languages, includ
ing an old German word for a baby's
christening cloth. The one certainty, is
that gaiters has nothing to do with
gait in spite of the punning line in the
"Rejected, Addresses!'"Lax in their
gaiters, laser in their gait."London
Fred1 proposed to Miss Dlngley
last night. JoeDon't believe I know
her. Is she wel off? FredYes. I
guess so.,. She refused me.Stray
BaconHave you, and your wife sim
ilar tastes? EgbertI think so. I
don't believe* she likes her cooking
Herd's the cause of all the
trouble. Children's sickness .be-
gins with the bowels. Healthy
bowels mea^n a healthy child:
irregular, bowels constipation,
the wrong color, and you have a
sickly child. Kickapoo Worm
Killer is the best liver regulator,
bowel cleanser and regulator,
and the finest tonic for children.
Try it and you will know that it
is so. Price, 25c, sold by drug
Leave your orders for
seasoned Birch, Tam
arack or Jack Pine
$-&&&,? o: "THE LAND MAN"
Hi^UiB^-INSURANGEAccident REAL ESTATE IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
:ll $ FARM LANDS BOUGHT AND SOLD
Co to Him for Farm Loans Office-Schroeder Building
Many pressing Tailor shops claim to do Dry Cleaning.
These are the Magicians. These the people who simply take
in your Clothes, brush out the dust, remove such spots as
they can, pressing fairly well. Your clothing is then sent
home and after a few days the spots reappear. You natural-
ly condemn Dry Cleaning, when in truth your garments have
only been sponged and pressed.
Sen"d your next work to us if you appreciate quality.
The Wlodel Dry Cleaning House
Telephone 537. 106 Second St-
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