president of the
vear from today?
and to these people time has
THE BEMIDJI BAIL? WON&EK JThe gossiper is .at tafurtan Idler
KVTERED AS SECOND CLASS MAT-
TER AT THE POSTOFFICE AT BE-
MIDJI, MINX.. UNDER THE ACT OF
MARCH 3. 1873.
Will they have some chicken
music at he High School tomorrow
When women get the vote
they mark the baliot that
matches their dress?
fine- tooth comb and changed to suit
the mental disposition of the gossip-
Many people in these communities
apparently thrive on gossip, hearsay^
and petty lawsuits. Pitching horse
shoes and looking up the past life ofj
utely no value.
The one principal idea which
seems to stand out above everything
else is for each person to consume as,
much time as possible in doing noth-
ing and then explaining it to his
neighbors. Out of
evolve the petty or shyster lawyer
the hoodlum and the "tuff."
In these communities the air
The greatest harm that can come
to anyone here is to have nothing to
do. It produces more dissatisfaction,
more unhappiness, more displeasure
and more disease than any other one
thingexcepting, perhaps, over
eating and bad air. The professional
gossip, like the professional gambler,
has certain characteristics which
He reads nothing worth while,
thinks no beautiful thoughts, absorbs
none of the finer qualities of other
people, shows no initiaive or origin
ally in anything he may do or say.
idle hands, if possible, and idle brains
Published every afternoon except Stm-,
day by .Bemidji Pioneer Publishing alwaysfor whteli handsthand brains
Companythe Q. X. CAHSON.
HAKOX.D 3. SAMS, Editor. S. Kr DENtJ.
microbe" cannot live.
The professional business
In the City of .Bemidji the papers are
delivered by carrier. Whero the dcliv- usually has a chum and
ery is irregular"- please make immediate
complaint "to this office. Telephone. 81.
out of town subscribers will con tor ijvisixiess man has said "chums pool
favor if they will report when they
do not get their papers promptly.
their weaknesses, and he is strongest
pUrft Xr* tTflSSSlSSS ^"rVSvS who stands alone." When two em-
jind until nrreages arc paid.
One month, by carrier
One year, by carrier
Three months, postage paid
Six Months, postage paid
year, postage paid
The Weekly Pioneer.
Eight pages, containing a summary
of the news of the week. Published
verv Thursday and sent postage paid
jo aiiv address for $1.50 in advance.
ployees become particularly 'chum
my", you will find that each has cer
tain weakness which are emphasized
2.50 bv association.
may be said of
gossip in a modern business office,
the gossiper and the gossipee usually
succeed in getting themselves into
very serious trouble because they do
so many things not specified in then
contract. The professional gossip is
a friend to everyone who will lend an
ear to what he has to say. The pro
fessional office gossip always has "in-
side information always knows
what the plans of the management
are. but fails to discover definite
plans for his position to be filled as
quickly as someone worth while can
This is the Fourth of March. Who be found to take his place.
will be taking the oath of office of In the mjHlern business oftice the
ignited States one atmospheric conditions are against
gossip. There is too much useful
iwork. too much happiness and too!
it is worse than useless for a farm- much system.
er to plow and cultivate his corn and. So in the last analysis, gossip is
then find that only half his crop has merely a form of disease, both bodily
come up. You can know in advance and mental, both moral and physical, i
if the grain will grow. It is a dangerous misapplication of
energy and a form of dishonesty.
In a great many small villages and Efficiency.
in certain localities in every town
back-fence gossip" is the principal:
feature of every-day life. Each day.
the reputation of the next-door
neighbor is gone over carefully with a
The Pioneer allows it* readers
free expression over their signatures.
It assumes no responsibility for such
articles and their publication does
not indicate agreement in their ex
pressed ideas. Contributions for this
Nebish, Minn., Jan. 1st. 1912.1
Dear Sir: I am back from Can- i
countr Cauad a i
a absol -j
always favorable to any new story
ands rry I ever got intolittl.e it It take SO
the occasional visitor are the princi- a small fortune to get a little start
pal diversions. No one owns any-1 there, and any body that would dis
pose of a farm and 'home in this
thing or has anything except time-^^
Canaq a as
ci sensen. A man can get a
home here for the price he would
have to pay for his drinking water
in Canada. Everything you buy costs
a great deal more than it does here
double in price, and what yobuu have
to sell does not bring the prices it
these conditions I does here. It takes about three
times as much power to plow up
there as it does here. Well, take it
Jail in all in all
dealing with reputations. The news to cultivate is a poor place for a poor
man, and I am going to get out of it
must be spread and to meet this de
mand certain messengers make it
their business to carry all the "she
saids." "he saids" and "they saids"
to the particular place where they
will start the most trouble, do the
most trouble, do the most harm and
create the greatest number of
These people are the victims of too
much timethey simply have noth
ing to do. Idleness constitutes the
principal part of their every-day
life. Everyone is just about on a
par and the fact that no one aims or
intends to be anybody in particular
sets the community adrift in a sea of
fuel machinery an groceries at
igh price, and land that is hard
as soon as I can.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Oberg.
Got Even With Critic.
The Abbie d'Aubignac. who wrote
admirably on dramatic composition,
and had Instanced many living exam
ples of failure in that direction, was
so Imprudent, after thirty years' si
lence, as to write a tragedy himself.
In the preface he boasted that he, of
all dramatists, had "most scrupulous
ly observed the rules of Aristotle,
whose Inspiration he had followed!"
To this it was replied by one who had
suffered from his criticism: "I do not
quarrel with the Abbe d'Aubignac for
having followed the precepts Qt Aris^
totle, but I cannot pardon the precepts
of Aristotle that caused the abbe to.
write such a tragedy."
Only a Few Hours' Ride.
ChurchHere's an advertisement of
railroad's night trains. It says "You
go to sleep In Philadelphia and wake
up in New York."
Gotham Well, I don't generally
take stock in railroad advertisements,
but I guess that one's true, all right.
BEGIN THE NEW YEAR RIGHT
Telephone Dr. J. A. McClure
your horse troubles.
No charge to answer Phones, No trouble to
show goods. Veterinary Remedies for sale
Dr.J. A. McClure, Phone. 105.
Have YOTIfiguredup YOUR PROFIT and LOSS
account for 1911
Why not decide to "OUT OUT" the LOSS items I
ONE of the most common "LOSS" items is NOT
to OWN YOUR OWN HOME.
Let US.tell YOU about the opportunities at BE-
MIDJI on a LARGE or SMALL scale and quote pricas
on business and residence lots in this, up-to-date city
either kind can be bought on our EASY PAYMENT
PLAN. SMALLCASH paymentbalance monthly at 8
COMPLETE information regarding the city and
county will be cheerfully furnished npon request to this
office or by our Bemidji representative, THAYER C.
BAILEY, located in Postoffice Block.
BemidjiTownsite & Improvement Co.
620 Capital Bank Building
The Bemidji Pioneer Line of Calendars for 1913. We do not
mean for the money but at any price. That's pretty strong isn't
it? Well,-we'll back every word we say with the goods. They'll
speak for themselves.
to anyone that you'd rather buy in Bemidji than to send out for
it. That's what you ask your customers to do-isn't it? Now,
we'll not even ask this much of you. All we ask is, the chance to
show you our line before you buy. Will you agree to look at the
Pioneer line of 1913 Calendars before you place your order else-
where? Yes, we know that outside calendar men have called on
you and will continue to call on you, and that you've been pest-
ered to death, and sometimes almost forced to buy, etc but say
to them"I agreed to look at the Pioneer line before I placed
Step right to the telephone and call up 31 and say"Send your
calendar man to my place at once with that 1913 lineof calendars
you've been bragging about"or anything else for that matter.
You'll find us "Johnie on the Spot."
You are not suited, or you like the other fellows goods the best,
oreven as well, by all means give him your order. Now this
doesn't mean that he should always get your order. No, No,
we're going to keep right on until you'll say for yourself that
we can deliver the goods. It is our aim to each succeeding year
The Bemidji Pioneer Calendar Company, Bemidji, Minn,
Phone, Writeor Call, If you want us.
Regular meeting night*
every 1st and 2nd Wednes
day evening at 8 o'clock.
a. A. m.
and third Saturday after
noons, at 2:30^at Odd Fel
lows Hall. 402 Beltrami
O. O. P.
Bemidji Lodge No. 11
every Friday, 8
at Odd Fellows
I. O. O. F. Camp No. 24.
Regular meeting every second
and fourth Wednesdays at S
o'clock, at Odd Fellows Hall.
Rebecca Lodge. Regular
meeting nights first and
third Wednesdays at 8 o'clock
I. O. O. F. Hall.
KNIGHTS OP FKYTKXAS.
Bemidji Lodge No. 188.
Regular meeting nightsev
ery Tuesday evening at
o'clockat the Eagles' Hall,
LADIES OF THE MAC-
Regular meeting night
last Wednesday evening
in each month.
A. F. & A. M., Bemidji,
233. Regular meeting
nights first and third
Wednesdays, 8 o'clockat
Masonic Hall, Beltrami
Ave., and Fifth St.
Bemidji Chapter No. 70,
Stated convocations R. A. M.
-first and third Mondays,
o'clock p. m.at Masonic Hall
Beltrami Ave., and Fifth St.
.,x iiilkanah Commandery No. 80
#"SJ% K. T. Stated conclavesecond
a-d fourth Fridays, 8 o'clock
p. m.at Masonic Temple. Bel-
AAV trami Ave., and Fifth St.
O. E. S. Chapter No. 171.
first and" third Fridays,, 8
Regular meeting nights
o'clock at Masonic Hall,
Beltrami Ave., and Fifth,
M. B. A.
Roosevelt, No. 1528.:.
Regular meeting nights*
every second and fourth
Thursday evenings at 8
o'clock in Odd Fellows*
M. W. A.
Bemidji Camp No. 6012.'.
Regular meeting nights
urst and third Tuesdays at
o'clock at Odd Fellowsi
Hall, 402 Beltrami Ave.
Regular meeting nights OBI
the first and third Thursdays]
in the I. O. O. F. Hall at 8
SONS OF HEBKAN.
Meetings held third
Sunday afternoon of eacL
month at Troppman'a
Meetings the first Friday
evening of the month at
the home of Mrs. H. F.
Schmidt, 306 Third street.
R. F. MURPHY
Offlee'913 Beltrami Ave.
William C. Klein
Rentals, Bonds, Rial Estate
First Mortgage Loans
on City and Farm
5 and G, O'Leary-Bowter BMg.
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